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Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
1219 Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed
1325 Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade
1493 Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip
1531 English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow
1556 Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain
1581 English parliament passes laws against Catholicism
1756 England & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster
1759 British Museum opens in London
1765 Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major)
1776 Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks
1777 Vermont declares independence from NY
1780 Battle at Cape St Vincent: admiral Rodney beats Spanish fleet
1795 French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht Neth
1819 Godert baron van der de Capellen becomes governor of Dutch-Indies
1832 Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde
1863 -Aug 23rd Cruise of CSS Florida
1864 Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee
1865 Confederate brig-gen John Pegram marries Hetty Cary
1865 Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Ft Fisher NC, 40 die
1865 Gen Wm Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks)
1865 SF Dramatic Chronicle started
1868 Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit
1870 Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after Civil War
1871 Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as 2nd black congressman
1877 Color organ (for light shows) patented, by Bainbridge Bishop
1879 January record 13" of snow falls in NYC (broken Jan 7, 1996)
1883 Pendleton Act creates basis of US Civil Service system
1883 Quebec Rugby Football Union forms
1887 Cliff House damaged when schooner "Parallel"'s powder cargo explodes
1889 128°F (53°C), Cloncurry, Queensland (Australian record)
1897 John Dewey's essay "My Pedagogic Creed" appears in School Journal
1905 Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman traded for 6th time in 8 months
1905 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Dawson City (Yukon) in 2 games Ottawa Silver 7 beats Dawson City (Yukon) 23-2 for Stanley Cup, this is most lopsided playoff game, Frank McGee scores 14 goals
1906 -13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)
1906 -Apr 13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)
1908 Pinnacles National Monument, Calif established
1909 British explorer Ernest Shackleton finds magnetic south pole
1909 David, Mawson & Mackay reach south magnetic pole
1911 Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east
1913 British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland
1914 Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia
1915 Congress authorizes $1 & $50 Panama-Pacific Intl Expo gold coin
1919 Prohibition ratified by 3/4 of states; Nebraska is 36th
1920 18th Amendment, prohibition, goes into effect; repealed in 1933
1920 1st assembly of League of Nations (Paris)
1920 Georgia declares independence
1925 Gen M Froense replaces Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Defense
1925 Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council
1931 Bradman scores 223 Australia v WI, 297 mins, 26 fours
1933 Bert Oldfield flattened by Larwood delivery in Adelaide Test
1936 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fla
1936 Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president
1936 Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form Unidad Popular
1938 Benny Goodman refuses to play Carnegie Hall when black members of his band were barred from performing
1939 Comic strip "Superman" debuts
1941 US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor
1941 War Dept forms 1st Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets
1942 William Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a general in US army
1943 -60°F (-51°C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)
1943 1st US air raid on Ambon
1943 German 2nd SS-Pantzer division evacuates Charkow
1943 Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad
1944 Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London
1945 Scottish 52nd land division/1st Commando brigade-assault at Heinsberg
1945 US 1st & 3rd army meet at Houffalise
1947 Vincent Aurial elected president of France
1948 35 Haganah members are ambushed & killed in Gush Etzyon
1949 "Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 perfs
1949 KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1949 WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, DC (CBS) 1st broadcast
1950 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands recognize Israel
1951 Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi
1951 World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, NYC)
1952 New Dutch bible translation finished
1952 US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary
1953 27th Australian Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beat J Sampson (63 62)
1953 41st Australian Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (60 63 64)
1953 Egyptian Premier Gen Naguib disbands all political parties
1953 KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 "South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performances
1955 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
1955 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-19
1956 Egyptian pres Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine
1957 3 B-52s leave Calif for 1st non-stop round world flights
1957 Cavern Club (Beatle's) opens on Matthews Street in England
1958 William Gibson's "Two for the Seesaw," premieres in NYC
1961 "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
1961 Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain
1962 Shooting begins on "Dr No"
1962 Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
1963 Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb
1963 Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," premieres
1964 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances
1964 AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving KC A's to Louisville
1965 "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances
1965 "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
1965 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14
1965 Searchers' "Love Potion #9" peaks at #3
1965 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US
1966 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center
1967 1st black government installed in Bahamas
1967 Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Ala) black sheriff in 20th cent
1968 21st NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All-Stars 4-3 at Toronto
1968 Jay Allen's "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," premieres in NYC
1969 Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
1970 Col Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya
1970 Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause
1970 NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
1970 AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3«" from out of bounds, Tacoma-it shouldn't have counted, but was allowed
1971 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)
1972 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ
1972 Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Roger Staubach, Dallas, QB
1973 NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"
1973 USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon
1974 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published
1974 L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon
1974 NY Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford elected to Hall of Fame
1976 "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
1976 Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive"
1977 Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders
1978 5th American Music Award: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & C Twitty
1978 Soyuz 27 returns to Earth
1979 Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
1980 Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession
1981 Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even took his gold teeth
1981 John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK
1981 Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband
1981 Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Bjorn Borg
1984 11th American Music Award: Michael Jackson
1984 Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis
1985 "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
1986 Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam
1988 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
1988 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
1988 NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
1989 Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague
1989 USSR announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars
1990 2 Bank of Credit & Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering
1991 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
1991 US & 27 allies attack Iraq for occupying Kuwait (US time)
1992 "2 Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances
1994 Scott skates world record 1000m (1:12.54)
1995 UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in NYC)
1997 Anthony Stuart takes ODI hat-trick, Aus v Pakistan, MCG

Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1587Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter
1672Francesco Mancini, composer
1697Richard Savage, poet
1728Niccol• Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
1749Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
1757Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
1804Karl August Krebs, composer
1807Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877
1815Adolph Trube, composer
1815Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, Maj-General (Union Army)
1834Albert Lindley Lee, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1907
1837James Phillip Simms, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1887
1847K lm n Miksz th, Hungary, writer (Wonderparaplu)
1853André Michelin, France, industrialist/tire manufacturer (Michelin)
1853Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor/theater director (Kathleen)
1864Frank Bacon, actor/author (Lightnin)
1868Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer
1870Wilhelm Normann, German chemist (hardening of oils)
1872Edward G Craig, actor/director (On the art of theatre)
1872Henri-Paul Busser, composer
1873Boyd Alexander, English explorer
1874Robert Service, England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee)
1878Harry Carey Sr, Bronx NY, actor (Aces Wild, Border Cafe, Air Force)
1878Henry Dewitt "Harry" Carey II, US actor (Informer)
1878Robert Garbe, German poet (Görniek)
1885Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40)
1887John Hamilton, Penn, actor (Perry White-Superman)
1890Karl Freund, Czech/Austrian cameraman/director
1890Lloyd Bacon, San Jose CA, actor (Charlie Chaplin)
1893Henry C Rmke, Dutch psychiatrist (Periods in Man's Life)
1894Guy Chamberlin, early NFL end/coach (Canton, Frankford, Cards)
1901Fulgencio Batista, president/dictator of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59)
1902Eric Liddell, China, English 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1924)
1902Evelyn Levine, composer
1904Max Vredenburg, composer
1905Ernesto Halffter, composer
1906Clement Greenberg, art critic
1906Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
1907Alexander Knox, Canada, actor (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind)
1907Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist
1908Ethel Merman, stage & screen actress (Anything Goes, Call Me Madam)
1910David McCampbell, US pilot/capt (WW II-Pacific-downed 34 Jap planes)
1911Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar
1911Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1912Franz Tumler, Austria, author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
1914Roger Aubert, Belgium, church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)
1916Frederick Stewart, British geologist
1917Buddy Lester, Chicago Ill, actor (Nick-Phil Silvers Show)
1918Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter
1919Bob Boucher, Kent Ohio, orch leader (Music on Ice)
1920Elliot Reid, NYC, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
1923Martin Stokken, Norway, nordic relay (Olympic-silver-1952)
1923Roy Lanham, rocker (Sons of the Pioneers)
1923Willem Aantjes, Dutch politicial leader (CDA)
1924Katy Jurado, México, actress (High Noon, Trapeze, Barabbas, AKA Pablo)
1926John "Jack" Layden, local politician
1928Ezra Sims, composer
1928John William Fozard, aircraft designer
1928William Kennedy, US writer
1929Allard Lowenstein, radical (Students for Democratic Action)
1929Francesco Scavullo, Staten Island NY, celebrity photographer
1929Tage Nielsen, composer
1930Norman Podhoretz, Brooklyn NY, author/editor (NY Post)
1931Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist
1932Dian Fossey, zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist)
1932Jim Berry, cartoonist (Berry's World)
1933Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3)
1933Susan Sonntag, writer
1934Bill Alexander, (Rep-D-AR, 1969- )
1934Marilyn Horne, Bradford, Pa, mezzo-soprano
1934Richard Wernick, Boston Mass, composer
1935A J Foyt, Houston, auto race driver (Indy 500 1961, 64, 67, 77)
1936Michael White, theater/film producer (From Russia With Love)
1937Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
1937Conny Vandenbos, Dutch singer (My rose, my little rose)
1938Michael Pataki, Youngstown Ohio, actor (Get Christie Love)
1939Cliff Thorburn, English snookers player
1941Christine Janes, tennis player
1941Richard Bohringer, Paris France, actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow)
1941T˜men G J "Tim" Beekman, actor (Nosferatu)
1942Barbara Lynn, rocker
1942Bill Francis Mobile Al, rocker (Dr Hook)
1942Tony P Hall, (Rep-D-OH, 1979- )
1942William Francis, rocker
1943Brian Ferneyhough, composer
1943Gavin Bryars, composer
1944Chris de Marigny, painter/designer
1944Jim Stafford, Eloise Fla, singer (Spiders & Snakes, My Girl Bill)
1944Ronnie Milsap, Robbinsville NC, country singer (Legend in My Time)
1945Kabir Bedi, actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry)
1946Michael L Coats, Sacramento Ca, Capt USN/astr (STS 41-D, 29, 39)
1947Georgette Mosbacher, CEO (La Prairie cosmetics)
1947Juliet Berto, Grenoble France, actress (Le Sex Shop)
1948Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71)
1948Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire
1948Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player
1948John Carpenter, Carthage NY, director (Halloween, The Thing)
1950Caroline Munro, Windsor England, actress (Spy Who Loves Me) [or 12/16]
1950Debbie Allen, Houston Tx, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame)
1950Jesse Dizon, Oceanside CA
1951Richard Thompson, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
1952Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr, Savannah Ga, Major USAF/astr (STS 39, 64)
1952Roberta Baskin, NY, correspondent (48 Hours)
1955Jerry M Linenger, Mt Clemens Mich, PhD/Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 81/84)
1956Wayne Daniel, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84)
1958Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer
1960Sadé, [Helen Ady] Nigeria, rocker (Taboo; Grammy 1986-Best new singer)
1962Jan Koster, Dutch drummer (Sleeze Beez-Powertool)
1962Kevin Ross, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs)
1962Paul Webb, rocker (TalkTalk)
1964Gail Graham, Vanderhoof BC, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon)
1964Mark Collins, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers)
1964Trevor Barsby, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85)
1966Anthony Washington, Glasgow Montana, discus thrower (Olympics-4th-96)
1966Jack McDowell, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians)
1967Jeff Branson, Waynesboro Miss, infielder (Cin Reds)
1967Maxine Waters Jones, rocker (En Vogue)
1968David Chokachi, actor (Baywatch)
1969Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian (Olympics-96)
1969Roy Jones, Pensacola Fla, Light-MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1988)
1970Don MacLean, NBA forward (NJ Nets, Denver Nuggets)
1970Ron Villone, Englewood NJ, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
1971Josh Evans, actor (Ricochett, The Doors)
1971Jukka-Pekka Nummi, WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores)
1971Junior Bryant, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
1971Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
1971Scott Williams, Orange Calif, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
1971Sergei Bruguera, Spain, tennis star
1971Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
1972Desiree Leipham, Spokane Wash, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995)
1972Joe Horn, wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
1972Lee McIntyre, Peak Hill Aust, golfer (T3 1995 NSW Trainee Champ)
1973Josie Davis, LA Calif, actress (Sarah-Charles in Charge) [or Jun 19]
1973Mario Bates, NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints)
1973Willie Whitehead, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1974Kate Moss, Addiscomb Surrey England, model (Calvin Klein)
1976Trisha Stillwell, Miss USA-Oklahoma (1997, top 10)
1986Mason Gamble, actor (Dennis the Menace)

Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
0308Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies
0429Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]
1343Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies
1595Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies
1697Richard Savage, poet, dies
1703Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64
1794Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline & Fall), dies in London at 56
1817Antonin Josef Alois Volanek, composer, dies at 55
1838Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [OS]
1842Thomas Freanby, Norwegian landscape painter, dies
1849Wilhelm M L de Wette, German theologist, dies at 69
1864Anton Schindler, German violinist/biographer (Beethoven), dies at 68
1886Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51
1891Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes, composer, dies at 54
1891Leo Delibes, French ballet composer (Lakmé), dies at 54
1892Imakita Kosen, Zen teacher/abbot of Engagkuji monastery, dies
1893Johan Philip Koelman, painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 74
1901Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter, dies at 73
1901Hiram Revels, dies at 73
1907Alfred Shaw, cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), dies
1912Georg Heym, writer, dies at 24
1916Arnold Aletrino, Dut physician-criminologist (From Death), dies at 57
1919Jaroslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 19
1920Reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60
1934Annie Patterson, composer, dies at 65
1935Richard Wetz, composer, dies at 59
1939Albert Fish, mass murderer, executed
1942Barbara Lynn, [Ozen], US singer (You'll Lose a Good Thing), dies
1942Carole Lombard, actress, (Bolero), & mom killed in plane crash at 32
1943Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88
1945Dennis Donnini, Brit rifleman (Victoria Cross), dies in battle at 19
1946Johanna HC Albregt, actress/wife of Henri Dons (Paradise), dies at 71
1954Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies
1955Jonkheer Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch min (1908-13), dies
1955Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch minister (1908-13), dies at 94
1957Alexander Cambridge, gov-gen (S Afr 1923-31/Canada 1940-5), dies at 82
1957Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89
1961Janos Viski, composer, dies at 54
1962Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77
1963Gilardo Gilardi, composer, dies at 73
1966Margarete Susman, writer, dies at 91
1967Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Sage of Kai-Roi), dies at 72
1967Robert J Van De Graaff, US nuclear physicist, dies at 65
1968Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84
1969Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
1969Vernon Duke, composer, dies at 65
1970Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61
1971Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68
1972David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
1973Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
1979Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71
1979Ted Cassidy, actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46
1980Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94
1981Bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
1987Earl Wilson, Bdwy columnist (Midnight Earl), dies in Yonkers at 79
1987Ilse Langen, writer, dies at 87
1987Joyce Jameson, comedienne (Spike Jones Show), dies at 54
1989Trey Wilson, actor (Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona), dies
1989Romo Vincent, actor (Naked Jungle), dies
1989Pierre Boileau, screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82
1992Roselle Novelle, silent film actress, dies at 95
1993Florence Desmond, [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
1993Glenn Corbett, US actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
1993Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide
1994Harry Nilsson, singer/Songwriter, dies at 52
1994Martin Kosleck, German/US actor (Hitler Gang), dies at 86
1994Noël Foré, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Roubaix 1959), dies at 61
1994Stephen Kritsick, veterinarian (Good Morning America), dies at 42
1995William Dillard, trumpeter/singer, dies at 83
1996Harry Potts, footballer/manager, dies at 75
1996Kaye Webb, publisher, dies at 81
1997Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist, dies at 76
1997Innis Cosby, son of Bill Cosby, murdered on LA highway at 29
1997Jim Kensil, NFL president (NY Jets), dies of heart failure at 66
1997Stephen Fitz-Simon, entrepreneur, dies at 59
1998David "Junior" Kimbrough, blues musician, dies at 67
1998Peter Diamand, artistic administrator, dies at 84

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