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Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
0337 St Julius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1189 Riots of Lynn in Norfolk spread to Norwich England
1508 Maximilian I crowned Holy Roman Emperor
1577 King Henri de Bourbon of Navarra becomes leader of Huguenots
1626 Huguenot rebels & French sign Peace of La Rochelle
1651 -7] Cardinal Mazarin flees Paris
1693 Royal charter granted College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va
1716 England & Netherlands renew alliance
1778 France recognizes US, signs treaty of aid in Paris; 1st US treaty
1778 England declares war on France
1788 Mass becomes 6th state to ratify constitution
1815 NJ issues 1st US railroad charter (John Stevens)
1819 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds freeport harbor Singapore
1820 US population announced at 9,638,453 (1,771,656 blacks (18.4%))
1820 1st organized emigration of blacks back to Africa (NY to Sierra Leone)
1832 1st appearance of cholera at Edinburgh, Scotland
1832 US ship destroys Sumatran village in retaliation for piracy
1836 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
1840 Waitangi Day; treaty signed between Britain & Maoris of NZ
1851 Robert Schumann's 3rd Symphony "Rhenisch," premieres in Dsseldorf
1854 Composer R Schumann is saved from suicide attempt into the Rhine
1861 1st meeting of Provisional Congress of Confederate States of America
1861 English Adm Robert Ritzroy issues 1st storm warnings for ships
1862 Gen Ulysses S Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee
1862 Naval Engagement at Tenn River-USS Conestago vs CSS Appleton Belle
1862 Ulysses S Grant begins military campaign in Mississippi
1864 -7] Skirmish at Barnett's Ford Virginia
1865 2nd day of battle at Dabney's Mills (Hatcher's Run)
1865 Robert E Lee appointed Confederate General in Chief
1867 Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in South
1869 Harper's Weekly publishes 1st picture of Uncle Sam with chin whiskers
1891 1st great train robbery by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17)
1899 Spanish-American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate
1900 Battle at Vaalkrans, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
1902 Young Women's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC
1904 Russian-Japanese war began
1911 1st old-age home opened in Prescott, Ariz
1911 Great fire destroys downtown Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey
1918 Britain grants women (30 & over) vote
1919 1st day of 5-day Seattle general strike
1920 Saarland administrated by League of Nations
1921 "The Kid," starring Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, released
1922 Cardinal Achille Ratti elected Pope Pius XI
1922 US, UK, France, Italy & Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
1926 St Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from NY Yankees
1926 NFL rules college students ineligible until college classes graduates
1929 Rudy Vallee recorded "Deep Night"
1932 1st Olympic dog sled race, Lake Placid, NY (demonstration sport)
1932 Fascist coup in the Memel territory
1933 Pres von Hindenburg & von Papen end Prussian parliament
1933 Highest recorded sea wave (not tsunami), 34 m, in Pacific hurricane
1933 20th amendment (terms of office) passed
1933 20th Amendment goes into effect: Pres term begins in Jan not March
1933 112' ocean wave observed near Manila
1933 -90°F (-68°C), Oymyakon, USSR (Asian record)
1934 Reds purchase 43-year-old Dazzy Vance from the Cards for $7,500
1935 "Monopoly" board game goes on sale for 1st time
1935 1st election to allow women to vote in Turkey
1936 Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch' ballet "Clear Brook"
1936 4th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1937 K Elizabeth Ohi becomes 1st Japanese-US female lawyer
1939 Spanish govt flees to France
1941 Auke Adema wins 6th official Dutch 11 Cities Skating Race (9:19)
1941 Battle of Beda Fomm: Italian 10th army destroyed
1941 British troops conquer Bengazi, Libya
1943 1st Spitfire in action above Darwin, Australia, Mu Ki-46 shot down
1943 Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"
1945 Russian Red Army crosses the river Oder
1945 8th Air Force bombs Magdeburg/Chemnitz
1946 "Lute Song" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 142 performances
1947 Compton & Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket
1948 1st radio-controlled airplane flown
1948 Bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia
1948 KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
1951 "Broker Special" train crashes in Woodbridge NJ, killing 84
1951 Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into
1951 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site Argonne Atomic Lab (Ill), to demonstrate lax in security
1952 England replaces King George VI stamp series with Queen Elizabeth II
1953 Ian Craig makes Test Cricket debut at 17 yrs 239 days, youngest Aussie
1953 US controls on wages & some consumer goods were lifted
1956 Chicago's Daily Defender, begins publishing
1956 French premier Guy Mollet pelted with tomatoes in Algiers
1956 U of Alabama refuses admission to Autherine Lucy (because he's black)
1958 Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid
1958 7 members on Manchester United football team die in an air crash
1959 1st successful test-fire of Titan ICBM
1959 Fidel Castro is interviewed by Edward R Murrow
1961 KOAP TV channel 10 in Portland, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 "Jail, No Bail" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill SC
1962 Schoolman Athletic Field in the Bronx named
1964 "Rugantino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances
1964 France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel
1964 WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
1965 "Kelly" opens & closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC
1965 Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1
1967 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1967 Heavyweight Cassius Clay beats Ernie Terrell in Houston
1967 Cultural Revolution in Albania
1968 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
1968 Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns US bombing of North Vietnam
1968 Former Pres Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one
1968 KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 Jerry Herman's "Dear World," premieres in NYC
1969 "Dear World" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 132 performances
1970 Graeme Pollock completes 274 v Australia at Durban
1970 NBA expands to 18 teams with Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston & Portland
1971 1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)
1973 Bernice Fekete skips her curling rink to 2nd straight 8-ender, Edm
1973 6th ABA All-Star Game: West 123 beats East 111 at Utah
1973 40,000 civil servants demonstrate against higher pension contribution
1973 "Shelter" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 31 performances
1974 3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
1974 Dutch speed limit set at 100km due to oil crisis
1974 US House of Reps begins determining grounds for impeachment of Nixon
1975 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 George Harrison releases "This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)"
1977 Harley Race beats Terry Funk in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ
1977 Alain Prieur jumps his motorcycle 65 m over 16 buses, near Paris
1977 4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0
1978 Muriel, wife of late Hubert Humphrey (Sen-D-Minn) takes his office
1978 Snowstorm hits New England, parts of RI (54" (137cm))
1979 Supreme court of Lahore affirms death sentence against premier Bhutto
1981 "Brady Brides," debuts on NBC TV
1981 Beatles McCartney, Starr & Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon
1981 Suleiman Nyambui runs world record 5k indoor (13:20.4)
1982 "Centerfold" by J Geils Band hit #1 on pop chart
1983 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
1983 13th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-19
1984 Moslem militiamen take over West Beirut from Lebanese army
1986 NJ Devil Peter McNab becomes 42nd NHLer to score 350 goals
1987 No-smoking rules take effect in federal buildings
1987 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
1988 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1989 Lech Walesa begins negotiating with Polish govt
1990 Steve Briers of Wales recited the entire lyrics of Queen's album "A Night At The Opera" in 9 minutes & 58.44 seconds backwards!
1990 Ground breaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium
1990 Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50
1991 Mousey Davis becomes 1st coach of NY-NJ Knights
1992 "Late Night's 10th Anniversary Show At Radio City Music Hall" on NBC
1993 44th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 16-6 at Montreal
1993 Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1994 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-3
1994 Martti Ahtisaari elected president of Finland
1994 Leonid Voloshin triple jumps world record 17.77m
1994 José Maria Figueres elected president of Costa Rica
1994 Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Golf Classic
1994 "Government Inspector" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 perfs
1995 Greg Blewett scores his 2nd century in his 2nd Test Cricket
1995 Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days
1995 Beachboy Brian Wilson wed Melinda Ledbetter
1996 Heidi Fleiss scheduled to begin her 7 year jail sentence
1997 Diane Blood, 32, in England, won right to use her dead husbands sperm
1998 Twins trade Chuck Knoblauch to NY Yankees for $3M & 4 minor leaguers
1998 Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former teacher, who violated probation by seeing 14 year old father of her baby, sentenced to 7« years

Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1461Dzore Drzic, Croatian poet
1564Christopher Marlowe, English poet/dramatist (Dr Faustus)
1608Antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher
1612Antoine Arnauld, [Grand Arnauld], French lawyer/theologist
1637Toyotomi Hideyoshi, unified Japan
1665Anne Stuart, queen of England (1702-14)
1673Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, composer
1695Andre Cheron, composer
1705Johann Matthias Leffloth, composer
1724Paul-Louis Cyfflé, Flemish sculptor (Terre de Lorraine)
1753Evariste Désiré Desforges chevalier de Parny, French poet
1756Aaron Burr, Newark NJ, (D-R), 3rd US VP (1801-05), dueler
1778Ugo Foscolo, Italy, poet (Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis)
1793Pietro Rovelli, composer
1797Joseph Maria von Radowitz, Prussian minister of Foreign affairs
1798Théodore Caruelle d'Aligny, French painter/etcher
1802Charles Wheatstone, English physicist/musician [or Feb 7]
1804Ragnerus L van Andringa de Kempenaer, Dutch officer/swindler
1807Hans Matthison-Hansen, composer
1818William Maxwell Evarts, (Union), died in 1901
1830Marcellus Monroe Crocker, Brig gen (Union volunteers), died in 1865)
1832John Brown Gordon, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1904
1833James Ewell Brown "JEB" Stuart, Major General (Confederate Army)
1833José M de Pereda y S nchez the Porr£a, Spanish writer (Sotileza)
1834William Dorsey Pender, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1838Henry Irving, [John H Brodribb], Engld, knighted 1895/actor (Hamlet)
1848Luigi Mancinelli, composer
1860Johan [Eliza J] de Meester, Dutch journalist/writer (Geertje)
1864John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author/poet (Anarchists)
1866Karl T Sapper, German geography/geologist (Vulkankunde)
1872Theodor Lessing, writer [or Feb 8]
1874Milton Bennett Medary, US, architect (Washington Chapel)
1876Wilhelm Schmidtbonn[-Schmidt], German playwright (Der Sprechende Eros)
1878Waclaw Gieburowski, composer
1879Carl Ramsauer
1881Karl Weigl, composer
1886Louis Piérard, Belgian journalist/writer (Great Germany)
1888Ljudmil Stojanow, Bulgarian poet (Metsh i Slowo, Cholera)
1889Karel Wellens, Flemish painter
1889Siegfried Kracauer, writer
1890Anton Hermann Fokker, avation pioneer
1893Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, pres of UN General Assembly (1962-63)
1895George Herman (Babe) Ruth, Baltimore, baseball great (Yankees)
1897Alberto [de Almeida] Cavalcanti, Brazil, director (Nicholas Nickleby)
1899Ramon Novarro, [José RG Samaniegos], Durango Mexico, actor (Ben Hur)
1900Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist
1900Rudolf Värnlund, Swedish playwright (Heliga Familjen)
1901Ben Lyon, Atlanta GA, actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse)
1902Louis Nizer, lawyer (defended blacklisted stars in '50s, Catspaw)
1903John Dunning, cricketer (NZ medium-fast bowler of 30's)
1903Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (Temptation of Poverty)
1904Claudio Arrau, Chile, composer/pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
1905Wladislaw Gomulka, premier of Poland
1907Sam Green, industrialist/inventor
1908Amintore Fanfani, premier of Italy
1908Edward Lansdale, general/model (Quiet American, Ugly American)
1908Thomas Dorrington Tomlinson, national Park Warden
1909Israel Citkowitz, composer
1910Irmgard Keun, West German writer (Das kunstseidene Mädchen)
1910George H Poyser, English soccer player/manager (Brentford)
1911A W "Dooley" Briscoe, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for S Africa 30's)
1911Ronald Reagan, IL, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo)/40th pres (R) (1981-89)
1912Eva Braun, mistress (Adolph Hitler)
1913Mary Nicol Leakey, palaeontologist
1913John Lund, Rochester NY, actor (Wackiest Ship in the Army)
1915Derk Roemers, Dutch politician (Soc-Dem)
1916Bill Doggett, rocker
1917Arthur Gold, Toronto, Canada, pianist
1917Liberato Firmino Sifonia, composer
1919Louis Heren, journalist/writer (China's Three Thousand Years)
1919Lindsay Tuckett, cricketer (son of Len, 9 Tests for S Africa 1947-49)
1920James H Scheuer, (Rep-D-NY, 1965-73, 75- )
1922Patrick MacNee, London England, actor (Jonathan Steed-Avengers)
1923Maurice Le Roux, composer
1924Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Road to Rome)
1924Billy Wright, English soccer player
1924Billy W William Ambrose right, soccer star
1927Smokey Burgess, baseball catcher (Pitts Pirates)
1929Keith Waterhouse, English writer (Billy Liar, Say Who Are You?)
1929Sixten Jernberg, Sweden, skier (Olympic-gold-1956/60/64)
1931Fred Trueman, [Fiery Fred], English cricket player
1931Freddie Trueman, cricketer ("Fiery Fred", 307 wickets for England)
1931Rip Torn, Tx, actor (Coma, Summer Rental, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
1932François Truffaut, Paris, director (Jules & Jim, Fahrenheit 451)
1933Walter E Fauntroy, (Rep-D-DC, 1971- )
1933Mamie Van Doren, Rowena SD, actress (Navy vs Night Monsters) [or 2/2]
1933Leslie Crowther, English TV-comic/quizmaster
1936Otis Williams, rocker (Charms)
1936Wies Andersen, [Alo‹s de Bois], Belgian actor/producer (Maigret)
1937Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner
1938Ellsworth Milburn, composer
1939Mike Farrell, St Paul Minn, actor (BJ Honeycutt-M*A*S*H, Battered)
1940Jimmy Tarbuck, English comic/golfer
1940Tom Brokaw, Yankton SD, news anchor (NBC Nightly News 1982- )
1941Gigi Perreau, LA Calif, actress (Journey to Center of Time)
1941Stephen Albert, composer
1942John London, bassist (Michael Nesmith band)
1943Fabian Forte, Phila Pa, vocalist (Turn Me Loose, Tiger)
1943Gayle Hunnicutt, Ft Worth Tx, actress (Legend of Hell House, Dallas)
1944Michael Tucker, Balt MD, actor (Stuart Markowitz-LA Law)
1947Bob Marley, Jamacian reggae vocalist (& Wailers-Roots Rock Reggae)
1947Charles Hickcox, US, 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1968)
1949Richie Zisk, baseball player
1949Manuel Orantes, tennis champ (US Open-1975)
1949Frank Rich, US politician (?)
1950Rich Glover, NFLer
1950Punky Meadows, Washington DC, rock guitarist (Angel)
1950Natalie Cole, LA Calif, vocalist (Pink Cadillac, Miss You Like Crazy)
1950Mike Batt, composer/arranger
1951Maria Christina, Belgian princess/daughter of Leopold III
1952Richard Charsworth, Australian women field hockey head coach (Oly-96)
1953Susie Hutchison, Flintridge Calif, equestrian show jumper (Olymp-96)
1954Scott Kempner, "Top Ten" rocker (Del Lords)
1955Eric Money, NBAer
1956Jon Walmsley, Lancashire England, actor (Jason-Waltons)
1956Linda Grovenor, Baltimore MD, actress (Die Laughing, Wheels of Fire)
1957Robert Townsend, Chicago, comedian/actor (Hollywood Shuffle, Ratboy)
1957Kathy Najimy, actress (Sister Act, Veronica's Closet)
1957Jerry Marotta, rocker (Orleans-Love Takes Time)
1958Barry Miller, LA Calif, actor (Fame, Peggy Sue Got Married)
1958Bill Dawley, baseball player
1958Cecily Adams, Queens NY, entertainment caster (American Heart)
1958Kelly Leadbetter, Phoenix AZ, LPGA golfer (1986 Hennessy French Open)
1958Mark Hamilton, Louisville KY, sprint kayak Olympics-96)
1958Simon Baker, Australian speed walker, (Olympics-84, 88, 96)
1960Megan Gallagher, Reading PA, actress (Slap Maxwell, Millennium)
1961Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko, Russian major/cosmonaut (Mir, Soyuz TM-23)
1962Axl Rose, [William Bailey], Lafayette In, vocalist (Guns & Roses)
1963David Capel, cricketer (England all-rounder in 15 Tests 1987-90)
1963Mike Hough, Montreal, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
1964Matt Hayes, Australian soling yachter (Olympics-96)
1964Skip Ewing, Redlands Calif, country vocalist (Coast of Colorado)
1965Jan Sver k, Zatec Czech, director (Kolya, Jizda, Ropaci)
1966Alex Antonitsch, Austria, tennis star
1966Rick Astley, rock vocalist (Never Gonna Give You Up)
1966Tom Tupa, NFL punter/quarterback (Cleve Browns, NE Patriots)
1967Randy Hilliard, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1967Mike Evans, WLAF defensive tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
1967Bennie Dekker, Dutch soccer player (NEC/AZ/De Graafschap)
1968Imtiaz Abbasi, UAE cricket wicket-keeper (World Cup 1996)
1968Malika Mahfoud, Copenhagen Denmark, golfer (Gippsland Ladies Amateur)
1968Richard Newbill, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
1969Rajindra Dhanraj, Trinidad cricket leg-spinner (WI 1994-95)
1969Kurt Abbott, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)
1969James Jones, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens)
1969Greg Patrick, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1969Bob Wickman, Green Bay WI, pitcher (Chic White Sox, NY Yankees)
1969April Lerman, Chicago Ill, actress (Lila-Charles in Charge)
1969Anna Acker-Macosko, Marshfield WI, LPGA golfer (1995 Gold Coast Tour)
1970Jeff Rouse, US, 50m/100m backstroke swimmer (Olymp-gold/silver-92, 96)
1970Mark Hutton, Adelaide Australia, pitcher (NY Yankees)
1971Peter Tchernyshev, St Petersburg Russia, dance skater (& Naomi Lang)
1971Mana Endo, Hiroshima Japan, tennis star (1996 3rd round Aust Open)
1971Lance Bade, Vancouver BC, US double trap (Olympics-bronze-1996)
1971Carlos Rogers, NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors)
1971Brad Hogg, cricketer (WA chinaman all-rounder, Australia v India 1996)
1972Shawn Respert, NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors)
1972Mark Labbrook, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics-96)
1972David Binn, NFL safety (SD Chargers)
1973Arie Obdam, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
1973Fred Miller, tackle (St Louis Rams)
1973Lulama Masikazana, cricket wicket-keeper (Kwazulu for E Province)
1974Olaf Lindenbergh, soccer player (Ajax, De Graafschap)
1974Nathan Davis, defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
1975Chad Allen, Dallas Tx, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975Leo Insam, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
1976Elina Zisi, Miss Greece Universe (1997)
1976Kim Zmeskal, Houston TX, US gymnist (Olympic-92)
1984Brandon Hammond, actor (Grgory Hines Show)

Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
0743Hisham ibn 'Abd al-Malik, 10th Moslem caliph, dies at about 52
0891Photius, Byzantine theologist/patriarch of Constantinople/saint, dies
1140Thurstan, archbishop of York, dies
1497John Ockeghem, Flemish singer/composer, dies at 79
1612Christopher Clavius, calendar reformer, dies (birth date unknown)
1617Prosper Alpinus, Italian physician/botanist, dies at 63
1695Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95), dies
1699Jozef Ferdinand of Bavaria, heir of Spanish king Carlos II, dies
1725Johann Philipp Krieger, composer, dies at 75
1783Lancelot "Capability" Brown, English architect (Kew), dies at about 67
1785Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83), dies at 48
1793Carlo Goldoni, Italian author (L'avaro), dies at 85
1798Niels Schiorring, composer, dies at 54
1804Joseph Priestley, Engl/US theologist/philosopher/chemist, dies at 70
1807John Reid, composer, dies at 85
1812Carlo Goldoni, writer, dies at 104
1859Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45
1865John Pegram, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 33
1881Pieter Mijer, Gov-Gen of Neth Indies (1866-72), dies at 68
1896Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector, dies at 82
1897Ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase & Fable), dies
1899Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor, dies at 67
1914J Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter (Hague School), dies at 69
1916Anne C A I van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist, dies at 73
1917Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semite journalist, dies at 72
1918Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55
1919Friedrich W Mengelberg, German sculptor/painter, dies at 81
1923Edward E Barnard, US astronomer (5th moon Jupiter), dies at 65
1927Daniël F Scheurleer, Dutch musicologist/banker, dies at 71
1930Eva Strittmatter, writer, dies at 17
1938Marianne V von Werefkin, Russ/German/Swiss house painter, dies at 77
1941Maximilien Luce, French painter, dies at 82
1942Wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist, dies at 78
1943HA Seyffardt, Dutch lt-gen/NSB "minister", dies at 71
1945Jan Bos, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
1945Paul Bos, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
1947Albert JM Bakker, Dutch actor (Teun the night watch), dies at 82
1947Luigi Russolo, composer, dies at 61
1948Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator, dies at 38
1952George VI, King of Britain (1936-52), dies at 56
19587 soccer players of Manchester United, die in an aircrash at Munich
1960Jesse Belvin, rocker, dies at 26 in a car crash
1961Archibald T Davison, composer, dies at 77
1963Mohammed ibn al-Chattabi Abd el-Krim, Morocco opposition leader, dies
1963Werner Erich Josten, German composer (Jungle), dies at 77
1964Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51), dies at 69
1964W L Cornford, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests v NZ 1930), dies
1965Jack Wagner, actor (Jive Junction), dies at 68
1966Johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79
1967Martine Carol, French actress (Nana), dies of heart attack at 46
1968C Montague Shaw, actor (Buck Rogers, Planet Outlaws), dies at 85
1970Roscoe Karns, actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey), dies at 78
1972Julian H Steward, US anthropologist (South American), dies at 70
1973Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar), dies at 74
1976Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist (Charlie Brown TV specials), dies at 43
1979Alain Teister, Dutch sculptor/writer, dies at 47
1979Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian, dies at 68
1982Ben Nicholson, England, painter/sculptor (Circle), dies at 87
1985Dandy Nichols, actress (Confessions of a Window Cleaner), dies at 78
1985Charles Briggs, actor (13 Frightened Girls, Capt Newman), dies at 53
1986William Collier, actor (Up the River, She's My Weakness), dies
1988Lee Goodman, actor (Imitation of Life), dies of TB at 64
1988Marghanita Laski, English author (Victorian chaise-lounge), dies
1989Barbara Tuchman, historian (Guns of August-Pulitzer), dies at 77
1989Andre Cayatte, dies
1990Jane Novak, silent screen actress (Ghost Town), dies of stroke at 94
1990John Merivale, actor (Caltiki), dies
1991Danny Thomas, comedian (Jazz Singer), dies of a heart attack at 79
1991Marten Levendig, Dutch TV correspondent to Moscow, dies
1992Wade Preston, actor (Man Called Sledge), dies at 62
1992Frank Wilson, actor (Beware, Sunday Sinners, Club), dies at 37
1993Frances Hunt, actress (You're a Sweetheart), dies of stroke at 77
1994Norman Del Mar, conductor/writer (Conducting Brahms), dies at 74
1994Joseph Cotten, actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 88
1994Jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk), dies at 76
1994Ignace Strasfogel, Polish/US pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 84
1995Arthur S Taylor Jr, US drummer/author (Notes on notes), dies at 65
1995James Ingram Merrill, US poet (Braving the elements), dies at 68
1996Rosemary Tsay, drama critic/SOE operator, dies at 76
1996Ronald Fletcher, broadcaster, dies at 85
1996Guy Madison, actor (Wild Bill Hickok), dies at 74
1998Carl Wilson, rock vocalist (Beach Boy), dies of lung cancer at 51
1998Nazim al-Kudsi, Syrian PM (1949, 1950-51)/pres (1961-63), dies
1998[Johann Hoelzel] Falco, singer (Rock Me Amadeus), dies at 40

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