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Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
1097 1st Crusaders arrive in Antioch
1528 Treaty of Gorinchem (Emperor & church)
1536 Danish/Norw king Christian III leads reform in Catholic possessions
1576 Spanish troops occupies & plunder Maastricht
1587 Battle at Coultras: Henri van Navarra beats Catholic League
1600 Battle of Sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan's rulers (shoguns)
1603 Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
1634 English King Charles I disbands new "Ship Money" tax
1714 Georg Ludwig of Hannover crowned as King George I
1740 Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia
1751 Royal ship Duc de Bourgogne launched at Rochefort
1774 Continental Congress orders discouragment of entertainment
1786 Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in US
1803 US Senate ratifies Louisiana Purchase
1813 German Kingdom of Westphalia abolished
1817 1st Mississippi "Showboat," leaves Nashville on maiden voyage
1818 49th parallel forms as border between US & Canada
1818 US & Britain agree to joint control of Oregon country
1820 Spain sells part of Florida to US for $5 million
1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
1827 Battle at Navarino: Engl/Russ/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet
1833 Charles Darwin reaches river mouth of Parana
1835 HMS Beagle leaves Galapagos Archipelago/sails to Tahiti
1843 1st Chinese immigrant arrives in Suriname
1845 Opera "Tannhäuser" is produced (Dresden)
1847 Little William Nelman poisons his grandpa
1856 Arnhem-Oberhausen railway in Netherlands opens
1862 Amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname
1864 Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday
1873 P T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC)
1877 Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
1880 Amsterdam Free University opens
1883 Max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed
1883 Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile
1888 Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
1889 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin
1891 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins
1898 NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms
1899 Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers
1899 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America's Cup
1903 US wins disputed boundary between District of Alaska & Canada
1905 Great General Strike in Russia begins; lasts 11 days
1905 Russian tsar allows Polish people to speak Polish
1906 Dr Lee DeForest demonstrated his electrical vacuum tube (radio tube)
1908 King Leopold II sells Congo to Belgium
1910 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
1910 Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
1911 Helen Hayes Theater (Folies Bergere) opens at 210 W 46th St NYC
1911 Roald Amundsen sets out on race to South Pole
1912 Cort Theater opens at 148 W 48th St NYC
1912 Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record marathon (2:29:39.2)
1918 Germans, aimed at an armistice, Germans agree to further concessions
1920 "1st Year" with Frank Craven premieres in NYC
1922 Kennelworth in Bronx renamed Dwight Place
1924 1st Negro League World Series: KC Monarchs shuts out Hilldales, 5-0
1926 Hurricane in Cuba, kills 600
1929 Bayshore Highway opens (SF)
1930 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, premiers on NBC radio
1930 British White Paper restricts Jews from buying Arab land
1931 Frankie Frisch of the Cards named MVP
1932 Journalist, Robert Trout, joins CBS
1934 All-Star team led by Babe Ruth & Connie Mack sails to Hawaii & Japan
1934 Richard Strauss completes his opera "Die Schweigsame Frau"
1935 400,000 demonstrators against fascism in Madrid
1935 Anti-fascist People front forms in Brussels
1935 Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BBWAA, Wes Ferrell is runner-up
1935 Mao Tse Tung & his Communist forces ended their "Long March" at Yan'an, in Shaanxi China
1936 Carl Hubbell, 26-6, edges out Dizzy Dean, 24-13, for MVP honors in NL
1936 Spanish govt moves to Barcelona
1939 "All the Things You Are" recorded by Tommy Dorsey Orch
1939 Pope Pius XII publishes his 1st encyclical Summi pontificatus
1940 Cheese rationed in Netherlands
1940 Greenhouse rationing begins in Netherlands
1941 Nazi occupiers murder 500 inhabitants of Kragujevac Serbia
1942 "Durham Manifesto" calls for fundamental changes in race relations
1944 30 blocks of Cleveland Oh burns after a liquid gas factory explodes
1944 Liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland explodes, 135 die, 3,600 homeless
1944 Revolution by workers & students in Guatemala
1944 Russian/Yugoslavian troops free Belgrade
1944 US 1st army wins battle of Aachen
1944 US 6th army lands on Leyte, Philippines
1944 US forces under Gen Douglas MacArthur return to Philippines
1945 Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Lawrence opens trial of Neurenberg
1946 Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants
1947 HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood
1947 Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years
1947 Robinson Jeffer's "Medea," premieres in NYC
1952 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya
1953 WRAU (now WHOI) TV channel 19 in Peoria, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 "Peter Pan" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 149 performances
1955 "No Time for Sergeants" opens on Broadway, starring Andy Griffith
1955 Harry Belafonte records "Day-O" (Banana Boat Song)
1955 Ira Levin's "No Time for Sergeants," premieres in NYC
1955 Yanks begin 16-game exhibition in Japan
1956 58° F (15° C), Esperanza Station, Antarctica (Antarctic record high)
1956 Hannes Lindemann begins journey across Atlantic in a 17' craft
1957 Karachi A (277-0d) beat Sind A by an innings w/o losing a wkt
1957 Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary
1959 Clark Griffith of Senators says team will not move the franchise
1959 WABG TV channel 6 in Greenwood-Greenville, MS (ABC) 1st broadcast
1960 1st fully mechanized post office opened, Providence, RI
1960 Ralph Houk, 41, replaces Casey Stengel as Yankee manager
1962 "Mr President" opens at St James Theater NYC for 265 performances
1962 Chinese army lands in India
1962 Musical, "Mr President," written by Irving Berlin, opens on Bdwy
1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 Alec Douglas-Home forms British government
1963 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1963 Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 8,390 yds
1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Hillside Golf Open
1963 S Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy
1963 WITV TV channel 7 in Charleston, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 "Golden Boy" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 569 performances
1964 Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1964 Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested)
1965 19th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-2 at Montreal
1965 Beatles receive a gold record for "Yesterday"
1965 Mass arrests of communists in Indonesia
1967 7 men are convicted of civil rights violations in Meridan Miss
1967 All white fed jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers
1967 Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy 1st manager of Oakland A's
1967 KMXN (now KJTV) TV channel 34 in Lubbock, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 "Her 1st Roman" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 17 perfs
1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
1968 Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis
1968 Mamo Wolde wins 16th Olympic marathon (2:20:26.4)
1969 WKYH (now WYMT) TV channel 57 in Hazard, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1970 American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
1970 Zond 8 Launch (Moon Orbit & Return)
1971 "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death" opens at Barrymore for 325 per
1971 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1972 Queen Juliana visits Yugoslavia
1973 Canadian actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Marcy Lafferty
1973 Mariette Hartley appears on Bob Newhart in "Have You Met Miss Dietz"
1973 OPEC oil embargo begins
1973 Pres Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe greatest athelete of 1st « century
1973 Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House
1973 US president Nixon fires Watergate accuser Archibald Cox
1973 William Shatner marries Marcy Lafferty
1973 Solicitor Gen Bork, AG Richardson & Deputy AG Ruckelshaus resigned
1973 The Family Station Inc buys shortwave Radio Station WNYW, changes calls to WYFR & moves station from NYC to Scituate Mass
1974 1st broadcast of "Derrick" on ZDF
1974 Bard's presentation of "Richard III" opens at Lincoln Center NYC
1975 Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning
1976 70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince
1976 NY Nets Julius "Dr J" Erving sold to Phila 76ers
1977 David Mamet's "Life in the Theater," premieres in NYC
1977 Hamilton Deane & John Balderstons "Dracula," premieres in NYC
1978 Paul Vanden Boeynants forms Belgium govt
1978 Police's 1st US concert (NY's CBGBs)
1978 US dollar devalued below Dutch Ÿ2
1979 Bob Dylan appears on SNL
1979 John F Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston
1979 John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1981 1st NBA game at Meadowlands Arena, NJ Nets lose to NY Knicks 103-99
1981 3 members of Weather underground arrested for armored truck robbery
1981 Bomb attack on Antwerp Belgium synagogue, 1 dead, 80 injured
1982 Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's
1982 Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler
1982 Sri Lanka President Jayewardene re-elected
1982 St Louis Cards beat Mil Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
1983 IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released
1984 Cleveland Metroparks' Valley Parkway All Purpose Trails are completed
1984 Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals
1986 Tupolev-134 crashes in Southern Africa
1987 10 die as Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis
1987 Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts/608,120,000 shares traded (record)
1987 Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz sentenced to 6 months in jail
1988 "Les Miserables," opens at Forrest Theatre, Phila
1988 Britain ends suspects right to remain silent in crackdown on IRA
1988 Gastineau sacks Jets, retires from football "for personal reasons"
1988 LA Dodgers beat Oakland A's in World Series 4 games to 1
1988 Man armed with explosives blows self up in 125 St subway station (NYC)
1988 Reggie Rogers, Det Lion's # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated
1988 Dodgers win World Series, LA 1st to have both NBA & baseball champs as LA beats Oakland A's, 4 games to 1 in 85th World Series
1989 Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India & WI on round-robin
1989 US Senate impeaches US District Judge Alcee L Hastings
1990 3 members of 2 Live Crew acquitted on obsenity charges in Florida
1990 Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq)
1990 Cincinnati Reds sweep Oakland A's in 86th World Series
1991 "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 9 perfs
1991 6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die
1991 Actress Lisa Hartman weds country singer Clint Black
1991 Formal opening ceremony of Intl One Mind Zen center in Crestone, Colo
1992 1st World Series game outside of US - Toronto beats Atlanta
1992 David Houghton gets Zimbabwe's 1st Test ton (121 v India, debut)
1992 Mr Johnson surrenders Monrovia Liberia & is exiled to Nigeria
1993 Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m
1995 STS 73 (Columbia 18), launches into orbit
1995 Sri Lanka beat West Indies to win Sharjah Champions Trophy final
1996 "Summer & Smoke" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
1996 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf
1996 Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series
1996 Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf
1996 Wasim Akram & Saqlain Mushtaq gets cricket Test record 313 for 8th wkt
1996 Wasim Akram scores cricket 257 v Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura, 12 sixes
1997 Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
1997 US accuses Microsoft of violating pact forcing IE browser on computers

Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1435Andrea Della Robbia, Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca
1475Giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api)
1496Claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise
1632Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/great architect
1637Nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs)
1679Samuel von Cocceji, German lawyer
1719Gottfried Achenwall, German lawyer/statistician/economist
1740Belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women)
1751Hendrik van Stralen, Dutch MP/secretary of Interior
1759Marie Jean Hérault de Séchelles, French author/politician
1780M Pauline Bonaparte, Corsican duchess of Parma/Guastalla
1784Lord Henry JT Palmerston, English minister of Foreign affairs
1788Philip Knapton, composer
1792Anton Bernhard Furstenau, composer
1792Colin Campbell/Lord Clyde, British officer (Sepoy-uprising)
1808Karl [Theodor] Andree, German geographer/journalist (Globus)
1812Austin Flint, 19th century heart research pioneer
1819Daniel Edgar Sickles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1914
1819Karol Mikuli, composer
1819Mirza Ali Mohammad, [The B b], forerunner of Bah 'u'll h
1820Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, Major General (Confederate Army)
1820George Jerrison Stannard, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1822Mansfield Lovell, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1884
1823Thomas Hughes, England, author (Tom Brown's School Days)
1843Victor de Stuers, Dutch art connoisseur
1854Alphonse Allais, French author/humorist (Pass the Bile)
1854Arthur Rimbaud, France, poet/adventurer (Illuminations)
1859G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)
1859John Dewey, philosopher, educational theorist/writer (Learn by doing)
1871Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage)
1871Paul Valéry, writer
1874Charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step)
1874Viscount Palmerston, (Whig) British PM (1855-65)
1877Josephine McGill, composer
1882Bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space)
1884Thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage)
1887Addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees)
1887John Warburton, Huddersfield England, actor (Saratoga Trunk)
1889Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)
1891James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)
1891Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya opposition leader/1st premier (1963-78)
1893Charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert)
1895Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments)
1896Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
1897Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
1899Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand)
1899Marnix Gijsen, [baron Jan-Albert Goris], Flemish writer (Grote God Pan)
1900Heinrich Himmler, head of Gestapo [see oct 7]
1900Rodolfo Halffter, composer
1900Wayne Morse, (Sen-R/D-Ore)
1901Hans-Otto Borgmann, composer
1903John Lodge, Washington DC, actor (Witchmaker)
1904Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
1905Frederic Dannay, « of Ellery Queen & Barnaby Ross (Cat of Many Tales)
1908Arlene Francis, [Kazanjian], Boston, radio/TV host (What's My Line?)
1909Monique Hare, French pianist
1911Will Rogers Jr, NY, actor (Down to Earth)
1913Angelo Ephrikian, composer
1913Bao Dai, emperor of Annam/Indochina/head of South Vietnam (1949-55)
1913Barney Phillips, St Louis Mo, actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad)
1913Grandpa [Louis M] Jones, Niagra KY, country musician (Hee-Haw)
1914Fayard Nicholas, US, actor (Big Broadcast of 1936)
1915Giora Schuster, composer
1917Efrain Jonckheer, premier Dutch Antilles
1917Jean-Pierre Melville, Paris France, director (A Cop)
1917Ken Cranston, cricketer (England all-rounder captained once in 1948)
1918Anton Diffring, Koblenz Germany, actor (Assignment Vienna)
1921Hans Warren, Dutch writer/poet/critic (Secret Diary)
1921Pierre Laporte, Canada, journalist/statesman (Revolution Script)
1922John Anderson, Clayton Ill, actor (Virgil-Legend of Wyatt Earp)
1923Herschel Bernardi, actor (Arnie, Voice of Charlie the Tuna, Front)
1923Joe Minogue, journalist
1923Robert Craft, Kingston, NY, conductor, Stravinsky-follower
1924Kenneth WIlliam Gatland, aerospace scientist
1924Stanley Eric Francis Booth-Clibborn, bishop (Manchester)
1925Art Buchwald, Mt Vernon NY, columnist/author (Have I Ever Lied to You)
1925Herman Roelstraete, composer
1926Ursula Happe, Germany, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1956)
1927Oskar Pastior, writer
1928Joyce Brothers, NYC, pop psychologist ($64,000 Question, Naked Gun)
1931Ken Morrison, English supermarket maginate/multi-millionaire
1931Mickey Mantle, NY Yankee, home run slugger (1956 Triple Crown)
1932Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)
1932William Christopher, Evanstown Ill, actor (Father Mulcahy-M*A*S*H)
1934Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer
1934Martin Landau, actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood)
1934Michael Dunn, Shattuck OK, actor (House of the Damned, Ship of Fools)
1934Michiko, empress of Japan
1934Timothy West, Yorkshire England, actor (Masada)
1935Jerry Ohrbach, Bronx NY, actor (Law & Order, Dirty Dancing)
1936Larry Mowry, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (1987 Crestar Pepsi Senior)
1937Juan Marichal, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher (SF Giants)
1937Wanda Jackson, Maud Okla, country singer (Let's Have a Party)
1939Jay Siegel, Bkln, rock bassist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)
1939Raymond Jones, rocker
1941Bob Panasik, Windsor Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Canadian TPC)
1942Earl Hindman, Bisbee AZ, actor (Wilson-Home Improvement)
1944William Hugh Albright, composer
1945Ric Lee, rock drummer (Ten Years After-Cannock, Staffs)
1945Thomas Pasatieri, composer
1946Anne Murray, Springhill Nova Scotia, country singer (Snowbird)
1946Connie Chung, Washington DC, news ancher (NBC, CBS)
1946Elfriede Jelinek, writer
1948Andrei Suraikin, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)
1948Robert A Borski, (Rep-D-PA, 1983- )
1949Valery Borzov, USSR, 100m/200m dash (Olympic-gold-1972)
1949Wayne Collett, US, 400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972)
1950Isaac Curtis, NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
1950Tom Petty, classic rock singer (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
1951Al Greenwood, keyboardist (Foreigner-Feels Like the First Time)
1952Dave Collins, baseball player
1952Dave McLelland, NHLer
1952Melanie Mayron, Phila, actress (30 Something, Car Wash, Missing)
1952Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov, Russian cosmonaut
1953Keith Hernandez, SF Calif, 1st baseman (St Louis Cards, NY Mets)
1953Tom Petty, Gainesville Fla, vocalist (Heartbreakers-Refugee)
1954Suru Nayak, cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982)
1955Robert ten Brink, Dutch TV host/cabaret artist
1957Chris Cowdrey, cricketer (son of Colin, captain of England 1988)
1958Dave Krieg, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Oilers)
1958Eric Scott, Hollywood Calif, actor (Ben-Waltons)
1958Ivo Pogorelich, Belgrade Yugoslavia, pianist (1978 Casagrande winner)
1958Mark King, bass/vocalist (Level 42-Standing in the Light, Love Games)
1958Ricky Byrd, rocker (Joan Jett & Blackhearts)
1959Janice McCaffrey, Etobicoke Ontario, 10k walker (Olympics-25-92, 96)
1959Razor Ramon, [Scott Hall], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA/Florida/AWA/KC)
1962Ray Childress, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
1962Steven R "Randy" Jackson, US percussionist/singer (Enjoy Yourself)
1963Julie Payette, Montreal Quebec, astronaut
1963Navjot Singh Sidhu, cricketer (Indian opening batsman)
1963Nelis Göbel, pop guitarist (Burma Shave-Hippies)
1965Amos Mansdorf, lsrael, tennis star
1965Chad Hennings, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
1965M Shtalenkov, Moscow Rus, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1965Mikhail Shtalenkov, Moscow Russia, NHL goalie (Team Russia, Anaheim)
1966Allan Donald, cricketer (great South African fast bowler)
1966Erin Deiters, Green Bay Wis, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994)
1966Fred Coury, Johnston NY, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
1967Harvey Pulliam, SF CA, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)
1967Susan Tulley, British actress (Michelle-EastEnders)
1968Raymond Biggs, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
1969Chantel Tremitiere, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
1969Guillermo Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star
1969Herman Moore, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
1969Juan Gonzalez, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
1970Greg Primus, NFL wide receiver (Chic Bears)
1970Ralph Dawkins, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
1970Sander Boschke, soccer player (FC Twente)
1970Shane George, cricketer (S Australian fast bowler, Shield debut at 17)
1970Tiffany, [Renee Darwisch], rocker (I Think We're Alone Now)
1971Dannii Minogue, Melbourne Australia, singer, sister of Kylie Minogue
1971Eddie Jones, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers)
1971Kimberly Po, LA Calif, tennis star (1991 Futures-Evansville IN)
1971Snoop Doggy Dogg, [Calvin Broadus], rap singer
1972Dexter Coakley, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
1972Oleg Fediukov, Moscow Russia, dance skater (& Debbie Koegel)
1973Scott Goodman, Hobart Tasmania Aus, 200m butterfly swimmer (Oly-br-96)
1974Ayelet Ohayon, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
1974Jerald Honeycutt, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
1976Reidel Anthony, wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
0460Eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies
1139Henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies
1187Urbanus III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies
1268Conrad Hohenstaufen, [Conrad van Zwaben], son of Conrad IV, dies
1268Konradijn Hohenstaufen, son of Koenraad IV, beheaded in Naples
1274Engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies
1438Jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64
1525Joannes Custos, S Neth humanist, dies at about 50
1676Christopher Gibbons, composer, dies at 61
1740Karl VI, German emperor (1711-40), dies
1765William August duke of Cumberland, Engl supreme commander, dies at 44
1794James Adam, System architect (essays on agriculture), dies at about 64
1819Lambert-François Godecharle, composer, dies at 66
1864Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27
1870Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
1871Charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78
1876Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68
1882Olegario Víctor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41
1899Robert H "Bobby" Gunning, Brit colonel (60th Rifles), dies in battle
1900Charles Dudley Warner, US writer (As We Go), dies at 70
1904Henry Hiles, composer, dies at 77
1906William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants), dies at 67
1913Leander Schlegel, composer, dies at 69
1920Max Bruch, German composer (Kol Nidre), dies at 82
1927Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ivanov, composer, dies at 78
1929Rudolf Kittel, German theologist, dies at 76
1931Emanuel Moor, composer, dies at 68
1941Ken Farnes (WWII) 15 Tests for England, cricketer (60 wickets), dies
1942May Robson, actress (Star is Born, Reckless), dies at 84
1944Gabriel Groulez, composer, dies at 65
1950Henry Lewsis Stimson, US minister of War/gov-gen, dies
1952Basil Radford, actor (Whisky Galore, Dead of Night), dies at 55
1954Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40), dies at 51
1955Eino Roiha, composer, dies at 51
1959Werner Krauss, actor (Joyless Street), dies at 75
1964Herbert Hoover, 31st president of US (1929-33), dies in NY at 90
1964Miles WL Killearn of Killearn, baron/diplomat (Egypt), dies at 84
1968Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, TV preacher, dies at 84
1970Patrick Wymark, actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), dies at 44
1972Harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), dies at 86
1977Cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28
1983Merle Travis, country singer, dies at 75
1986Samora Machel, president of Mozambique, dies in air crash at 53
1989Anthony Quayle, actor (Moses, Operation Crossbow), dies at 76
1990Joel McCrea, actor (Ramrod), dies of pulmonary complications at 84
1992Orton Chirwa, Malawi's lawyer/Justice minister, dies in captivity
1993James Leo Herlihy, novelist (Midnight Cowboy), dies at 66
1993Maurice Dolbier, US actor/writer (Nowhere near Everest), dies at 81
1994Sergei F Bondartsjoek, actor/director (Waterloo), dies at 74
1994Ivan Svitak, philosopher, dies at 69
1994Eberhard Feik, German actor (Tatort), dies at 50
1994Charles Robert Owen Medley, dancer/Choreographer, dies at 88
1994Burt Lancaster, actor (Elmer Gantry), dies of heart attack at 80
1995Bernadette Hingley, priest, dies at 47
1995Christopher Stone, actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), dies at 53
1995Jack Rose, screenwriter, dies at 83
1995Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer, dies at 65
1996Alfred William Bill Bedford, test Pilot, dies at 75
1996Mary Tuck, social researcher/civil servant, dies at 68

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