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Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
0432 St Celestine I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1214 1st battle of Bouvines - King Philips II vs Emperor Otto IV
1230 Treaty of San-Germano between Emperor Frederik II & Pope Gregory IX
1280 Sogen Mugaku, founder of Engakuji temple arrives in Japan from China
1298 Roman Catholics German King Albrecht I von Habsburg installed
1298 Albert I, son of Rudolf of Habsburg, crowned Holy Roman Emperor
1360 Danish King Waldemar IV destroys Visby Gotland
1365 Isabella of England marries Enguerrand of Coucy at Windsor
1501 Copernicus formally installed as canon of Frauenberg Cathedral
1563 French army recaptures Le Havre
1586 Sir Walter Raleigh brings 1st tobacco to England from Virginia
1641 Prince Frederik Henry captures castle of Gennep
1643 Cromwell defeats Royalist at Battle of Gainsborough
1655 Jews of New Amsterdam petition for a Jewish cemetery
1655 Netherlands & Brandenburg sign military treaty
1661 Parliament confirms Navigation Act
1663 English parliament accepts Staple Act
1689 Jacobite Scottish Highlanders defeat royal force at Killiecrankie
1689 Battle of Killicrankie, Viscount Dundee defeats Whig General MacKay
1694 Bank of England granted 12 year charter by Act of Parliament
1713 Russia & Turkey sign peace treaty
1714 English Queen Anne fires premier Robert Haley
1714 Battle at Hangö (Hangut): Russians beat Swedish fleet
1789 Congress establishes Dept of Foreign Affairs (State dept)
1794 Coup of thermidor/fall of Robespierre in Paris
1795 Spain & France sign peace treaty
1809 Battle at Talavera: British/Spanish army vs French army
1816 US troops destroy Ft Apalachicola, a Seminole fort, to punish Indians for harboring runaway slaves
1830 Revolution breaks out in Paris, opposing laws of Charles X
1836 Adelaide, South Australia founded
1837 US Mint opens in Charlotte, NC
1839 Chartist riots break out in Birmingham England
1844 Fire destroys US mint at Charlotte, NC
1861 Union Gen George McClellan takes command from McDowell of Potamic Army
1861 Confederate troops occupy Fort Fillmore, New Mexico
1861 Battle of St Augustine Springs, NM Terr
1861 Battle of Mathias Point, VA - Rebel forces repel a Federal landing
1862 Hurricane hits Canton; about 40,000 die
1862 Steamer "Golden Gate" burns & sinks off west coast of Mexico
1864 Battle of Darbytown, VA (Deep Bottom, Newmarket Road) (Strawberry Plains)
1866 Atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long)
1880 A P Abourne patents a process for refining coconut oil
1880 Battle of Maiwand, at which Dr Watson is wounded, breaks out
1888 Philip Pratt unveils 1st electric automobile
1891 Titus van Wyck succeeds M de Savornin Lohman as gov of Suriname
1897 14.75" (37.5 cm) of rainfall, Jewell, Maryland (state 24-hr record)
1897 Dutch govt of Pierson/Goeman Borgesius resigns
1898 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Dancing Men" (BG)
1909 Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1h12m40s
1913 Belgian Philippe Thys wins Tour de France
1914 Roda JC soccer team forms in Kerkrade
1918 Socony 200, 1st concrete barge in US, launched to carry oil, NY
1919 Chicago race riot (15 whites & 23 blacks killed, 500 injured)
1920 Radio compass used for 1st time for aircraft navigation
1920 Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup
1921 Frederick Banting & Charles Best isolates insulin at U of Toronto
1921 2nd govt of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
1922 International Geographical Union forms in Brussels
1924 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
1927 Major Bernard Montgomery (29) marries widow Betty Carver
1927 Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)
1928 AVRO, General Vereniging Radio Omroep, forms
1929 Dike of Wieringermeerpolder finished
1930 André Leducq wins Tour de France
1931 Chilean president Carlos Ib ¤ez forced out
1931 Grasshoppers in Iowa, Nebr & SD destroyed thousands of acres of crops
1932 Paul Gorgoulov, French president Doumer's assassin, sentenced to death
1934 French socialist/communist party of People's Front forms
1935 Floods at Yangtzee Jiang & Hoangh, kills 200,000
1937 32nd Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Wimbledon (4-1)
1940 Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts
1940 Bugs Bunny debuts in "Wild Hare"
1941 Japanese forces land in Indo-China
1941 German army enters Ukraine
1941 103°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
1943 772 British bombers attack Hamburg
1944 US troops occupy le Mesnil-Herman/Hill 183 Normandy
1944 US regains possession of Guam from Japanese
1944 Soviet Army frees Majdanek concentration camp
1944 1st British jet fighter used in combat (Gloster Meteor)
1945 Cubs purchase pitcher Hank Borowy from NY Yankees
1945 US Communist Party forms
1946 Boston Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game, gets 10 RBIs
1947 Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak
1948 Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley
1948 Bradman's 29th & last Test Cricket century, part of winning 3-404
1948 Otto Skorzeny escapes anti-nazi camp at Darmstadt
1949 1st jet-propelled airline (De Havilland Comet) flies
1950 Pres Truman promises aid to Taiwan
1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
1953 1st insulin isolated by F Banting & C Best in Toronto
1953 North Korea & UN sign armistice
1953 Vatican disallows priest holiday work in factory
1953 Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons Chief Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, & Bill Klem & Tom Connolly are inducted into Hall of Fame
1954 Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries
1954 36th PGA Championship: Chick Herbert at Keller GC St Paul Minn
1955 Austria regains full independence after 4-power occupation
1955 Bulgaria shoots down a plane heading for Israel (58 die)
1955 Israeli passenger plane shot down above Bulgaria, 58 die
1956 Jim Laker takes 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings at Manchester
1957 St James' Theater in London closes
1958 Louise Suggs wins LPGA French Lick Golf Open
1959 Abbas Ali Baig scores 112 for India v England on debut
1959 William Shea announces he plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961
1960 VP Nixon nominated for pres at Republican convention in Chicago
1962 USSR performs nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 Martin Luther King Jr jailed in Albany Georgia
1962 Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission
1963 Fritz Von Erich beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1963 General Amin al-Hafez becomes president of Syria
1965 Pres Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking
1965 Pierre Harmel forms Belgium govt
1967 Arabs Federation premier Hoesein Al Bayoomi resigns
1967 Helmond Sport soccer team forms
1967 LBJ sets up commission to study cause of urban violence
1967 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1968 Race Riot in Gary Indiana
1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open
1969 15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1969 Pioneer 10 launched
1970 L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, & Jesse Haines enter Hall of Fame
1970 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1970 Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
1972 NHL star Maurice "Rocket" Richard signs with WHL Quebec Nordiques
1973 40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3 (54,103)
1973 Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners
1974 Kanhai & Jameson add 465 for 2nd wicket, Warwickshire v Gloucs
1974 House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment
1975 Carol Mann wins LPGA George Washington Ladies Golf Classic
1976 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese
1976 Japanese ex-premier Tanaka arrested (Lockheed Affair)
1977 John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US
1978 Portuguese pres Eanes fires premier Soares
1978 Indians Duane Kuiper is 3rd to hit 2 bases-loaded triples (vs Yanks)
1979 "Broadway Opry '79" opens at St James Theater NYC for 6 performances
1979 France performs nuclear Test
1980 Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead
1980 Sally Little wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
1982 Menken & Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors," premieres in NYC
1982 Indian PM Indira Gandhi 1st visit to US in almost 11 years
1982 Calif catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times
1983 104«°F (40.3°C) in Garmersdorf (German record)
1983 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal
1984 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Phila)
1985 Steve Cram runs world record mile (3:46.78)
1986 Greg Lemond is 1st American to win Tour de France
1986 24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague Czech (3-0)
1986 14th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
1987 John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi "Ivan the Terrible" testifies in Israel
1987 Salt Lake City Trappers lose 7-5 to Billings Mustangs, ending their professional-record winning streak at 29 consecutive
1988 Tommy John commits rec 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3
1988 Radio Shack announces Tandy 1000 SL computer
1988 General Sein Lwin succeeds Ne Win as pres of Burma
1988 Boston's worst traffic jam in 30 years
1989 Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy is 10th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
1990 Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a cop
1990 White-Russia declares independence
1990 Tom Moody scores 100 in 26 mins in county cricket, world record
1990 Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's
1991 Rocker Jani Lane, (Warrant-Cherry Pie) marries model Bobbie Brown
1991 TV Guide publishes it's 2000th edition
1992 Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Rep Natl Convention
1992 Dimitri Lepikov, Vladimir Pychenko, Veniamin Taianovitch & Evgueni
1992 Sadovyi swim world record 4x200m freestyle (7:11.95)
1993 NY Met Anthony Young wins ending his losing streak at 27 games
1993 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
1993 Mafia bombs historical buildings in Rome/Milan/Vatican City, 5 killed
1993 Javier Sotomayor jumps world record 2.45 m high
1993 Detroit Tiger Fryman hits for cycle but loses 12-7 to Yankees
1996 Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
1996 David Sales makes 210 on 1st class cricket debut for Northants v Worcs
1997 Stewart Cink wins golfs Greater Hartford Open (267)
1997 Franklin Quest Senior Golf Championship
1997 Detroit Tigers retire pitching great Hal Newhouser's #16
1997 "Victor/Victoria" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 738 performances
1997 "Candide," closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 103 performances
1997 Tammie Green wins Giant Eagle LPGA Classic

Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1452Ludovico Sforza [il Moro], Italian duke of Milan (1494 . .1500)
1502Pier Francesco Corteccia, composer
1518Elizabeth Talbot, countess of Shrewsbury/builder of country houses
1609Heinrich Pape, composer
1612Murad IV, sultan of Turkey (1623-40)/conquered Baghdad
1625Edward Montagu, England
1667Jean Bernoulli, mathematician
1734Jakob Zupan, composer
1741François-Hippolyte Barthelemon, composer
1768Charlotte Corday d'Armont, murdered Jean-Paul Marat in bath
1777Thomas Campbell, poet (Hohenlinden, Battle of the Baltic)
1781Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer
1784André-Georges-Louis Onslow, English/French composer (chamber music)
1801George Biddle Airy, 7th Astronomer Royal
1802Benedikt Randhartinger, composer
1812Thomas Lanier Clingman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
1820John Franklin Farnsworth, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1824Alexandre Dumas fils, France, playwright/novelist (Camille)
1835Giosuč Carducci, Italy, poet (Nobel 1906)
1840Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1848Vladimir de Pachmann, painter
1848Roland baron Eötvös, Hungarian physicist
1857Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge, orientalist/museum curator
1857José Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rico, found Federalist Party in 1900
1867Enrique Granados, Lérida Spain, composer (Maria del Carmen)
1870Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, England, author (Path to Rome)
1872Stanislav Binicki, composer
1877Ernö [Ernst von] Dohn nyi, Hungary, composer (Msg to Posterity)
1878Jean F van Royen, Dutch German secretary (PTT)
1878Th to de Weeme, painter
1879Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Il Libro Della Giovinezza)
1880Donald Crisp, Scotland, actor (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana)
1880Joseph Tinker, baseball Hall of Famer, 1/3 of fame double play combo
1881Hans Fischer, German physicist (Nobel 1930)
1890Judith Lowry, Ft Sill OK, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays ...)
1894Gerald F Bogan, US vice-admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)
1898Audley Moore, civil rights activist, humanitarian [Queen Mother]
1899Harl McDonald, near Boulder Colorado, composer (Santa Fé Trail)
1899Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket left-arm bowler (20's)
1900Hans Haug, composer
1900Charles Vidor, Budapest Hungary, direct (Rhapsody, Gilda, Cover Girl)
1903Clive Martin Douglas, composer
1903Nikolai Cherkasov, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Ivan the Terrible)
1904Agnes Yarnall, sculptor, artist, author laa, 1987
1904Anton Dolin, [Patrick Healey-Kay], dancer (Girl From Petrovka)
1904Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge, physicist
1906Leo Durocher, Mass, baseball manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants)
1907Denis Rickett, private secretary to Clement Attlee
1907Mollie Doreen Phillips, British figure skater/judge (Olympics 1932,36)
1908Lord Jenkins of Putney, British MP of Arts (Labour)
1909Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor
1910Bea Marcia Anastasia verbrook Christoforides, writer
1910Julien Gracq, [Louis Poirier], French writer (André Breton)
1911Wilfrid Ewart Oulton, airman
1912Hilde Domin, writer
1912Igor Markevitch, Kiev Ukraine, conductor (Le Paradis Perdu)
1912Vernon Elliott, musician/composer
1913Vittorio Sereni, Italian poet (Diario d'Algeria)
1913Mary Green, headmistress (Kidbrooke School)
1913Eva Jones, poet/novelist
1915Jack Iverson, Australian cricket mystery spinner (late 40's)
1916Siegfried Reda, composer
1916Kennan Wynn, NYC, actor (Dr Strangelove, Absent Minded Professor)
1916Elbert "Skippy" Williams, tenor Sax player
1916Asfa Wossen, Crown prince of Ethiopia/son of emperor Haile Selassi
1917John Cunningham, executive director (British Aerospace)
1917Moses Rascoe, blues Singer
1917Robert Cowans, executive director (British Aerospace)
1918Leonard Rose, Washington DC, concert cellist (NY Phil 1943-51)
1918Eero Aukusti Sipila, composer
1920Beatrice Pearson, Dennison Texas, actress (Moving Finger)
1920James Munn, commissioner (British University)
1922Norman Lear, TV writer/producer (All in The Family)
1922Lillian Hayman, Balt Md, actress (Leslie Uggams Show)
1922Bob Thiele, record producer
1922Adolfo Celi, Sicily Italy, director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue)
1924Otar Vasil'yevich Taktakishvili, composer
1924Vincent Canby, critic (NY Times)
1925Doc Pomus, rocker
1926Peter Coker, captain
1928Sakari Mononen, composer
1929Harvey Fuqua, rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely)
1929Jack Higgins, [Harry Patterson], novelist
1929Marc Wilkinson, composer
1930Ronald Dearing, chairman (British Post Office)
1930Shirley Williams, co-founder (Social Democratic Party)/labour minister
1931Jerry Van Dyke, Danville Ill, actor (My Mother the Car, Coach)
1932Robert Cowan, CEO (Highlands & Islands Enterprises)
1932Marguerite Empey, [Diane Webber], LA CA, playmate (May 1955, Feb 1956)
1932Curnick M Ndlovu, Jailed South Africian worker's union leader
1932Beverly B Byron, (Rep-D-MD, 1979- )
1933Nick Reynolds, rocker (Kingston Trio-Scarlet Ribbons)
1933Roger Harris, cricketer (NZ opening batsman vs England 1959)
1934John Pardoe, CEO (Sight & Sound Education)/Liberal MP
1937Robert Gibb, zoo/theme park creator
1937Don Galloway, Brooksville Ky, actor (Arrest & Trial, Ironside)
1937Chuck Jackson, Latta SC, singer (Any Day Now, I Don't Want to Cry)
1937Anna Dawson, British comedienne (Violet-Keeping Up Appearances)
1938Shirley Anne Field, England, actress (Alfie, War Lover) [or Jun 27]
1939James Victor, Puerto Rico, actor (Boulevard Night, Streets of LA)
1939James McGee, pathologist/professor (Morbid Anatomy at Oxford)
1939Irv Cross, NFL sportscaster (CBS-TV)
1941Johannes Fritsch, composer
1942Barbara Ferris, London England, actress (Nice Girl Like Me)
1942John Pleshette, NYC, actor (Richard-Knots Landing, 7th Avenue)
1942Robert Arthur Thornbury Campbell, journalist/musician
1943Al Ramsey, NJ, rocker (Gary Lewis & the Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
1943Bill Bradley, Crystal City Mo, NY Knick/(Sen-D-NJ)/Rhodes scholar
1943Stu Gilliam, Detroit, actor/comedian (Roll Out, Harris & Company)
1944Bobbie Gentry, Mississippi, singer/songwriter (Ode to Billy Joe)
1944Aleksandr Ivanovich Dedkov, cosmonaut
1946Gwynne Gilford, LA Calif, actress (Linda Harris-Waverly Wonders)
1946Ricardo Anasagasti, [Ricardo M Meul], Curaçao, dancer/actor
1946Toktar Ongarbajewitch Aubakirov, Kazakhstan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
1947Betty Thomas, St Louis Mo, actress (Lucy Baines-Hill Street Blues)
1947Wayne Dowdy, (Rep-D-MS, 1981- )
1948Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist/singer (Doe Maar)
1948Peggy Fleming Jenkins, San Jose Calif, figure skater (Olym-gold-1968)
1949Maureen McGovern, Youngstown Oh, singer (Got To Be a Morning After)
1949Jeremy Thomas, actor (Family Life)
1949David Muse, rocker (Firefall)
1950Michael Vaughn, rocker (Paper Lace)
1950Simon Jones, Willshire England, comedian (News is the News)
1951Janet Eilber, Detroit Mich, actress (Hard to Hold, Romantic Comedy)
1953Wim G J M van de Camp, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
1955Allan Border, cricket captain (Australia)
1957Gezina E "Liesbeth" van Apeldoorn, Dutch actress (Composer)
1957Hansi Muller, skier
1958Christopher Dean, Olympics skater (Torvill & Dean/Olympic-gold-1984)
1959David East, cricketer
1960Christina Singer, Geoppingen Germany, tennis star
1960Jo Durie, England, tennis player
1960Reinaldo de Carvalho, carnival King
1961Daniel C Burbank, Manchester Ct, Lt cmdr USCG/astronaut
1963Jason Buck, WLAF defensive end (Scottish Claymores)
1967Sasha Mitchell, LA Calif, actor (Spike of Bensonhurst)
1967Neil Smith, cricketer (Warwickshire & England A all-rounder)
1967Julian McMahon, actor (Ian Rain-Another World, John Grant-Profiler)
1967Jeff Novak, NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1967Emiel van Eijkeren, soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC)
1967Craig Wolanin, Grosse Pointe, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
1968Tom Goodwin, Fresno CA, outfielder (KC Royals)
1968Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Messina Sicily, actress (Postman)
1968Christina Singer, Goeppingen Germany, tennis star (1991 Futures GBR)
1969Jason Woolley, Toronto, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
1969Linda Burgess, WNBA forward (LA Sparks)
1970Jennifer Lopez, actress (Selena)
1970Tom Europe, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
1971Brennon James Dowric, Australian gymnast (Olympics-92, 96)
1972Alph Browning, NLF/WLAF receiver (Redskins, Barcelona Dragons)
1972Bryce Bevill, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1972Clint Robinson, Brisbane QLD Australia, K-1 1k canoeist (Oly-bron-96)
1973Amy Linn Duncan, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Miss America-Oklahoma (1997)
1973Niki Jenkins, Selkirk Manitoba, 72 kg judoka (Olympics-gold-96)
1973Sami Alalampi, WLAF receiver (Barcelona Dragons)
1975Alex Rodriguez, NYC, shortstop (Seattle Mariners)
1976Mwadi Mabika, WNBA guard/forward (LA Sparks)
1977Jason Michael Zimbler, Queens NY, actor (Clarissa Explains it All)

Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
0082St Joseph of Arimathea, dies
0432Celestine I, Italian Pope (422-32), dies
0916Kliment/Clemens van Ohrid, Bulgaria bishop of Ohrid/saint, dies
1101Koenrad, RC-German king (1087-98), dies
1128Willem van Normandia, earl of Flanders, dies in battle
1214Stefan van Longchamp, French knight, dies in battle
1214Eustaes van Machelen, Flemish knight, dies in battle
1227Otto II van Lippe, bishop of Utrecht (1216-27), dies
1233Ferrand of Portugal, earl of Flanders, dies at 45
1498Vespasiano da' Bisticci, Italian book seller/writer, dies at about 77
1638Johan VIII de Jongere, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 54
1675Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne Vicomte de Turenne, gen (France), dies
1689John Graham, of Claverhouse, 1st viscount Dundee/soldier, killed, dies
1720Johann Samuel Welter, composer, dies at 69
1759Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, biologist/astronomer, dies at 60
1777William Hayes, composer, dies at 69
1783Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theroist/violist, dies at 62
1811Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, Mexican priest/freedom fighter, executed
1822Joseph Supries, composer, dies at 60
1828Gilbert Charles Stuart, painter, dies
1833Bartolommea Capitanio, Italian monastery founder/saint, dies at 26
1841Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, poet/novelist, dies
1844John Dalton, Engl physicist/chemist (molecular theorist), dies at 77
1864Margaret E Breckinridge, US nurse/daughter of VP John, dies
1881Johann Christian Lobe, composer, dies at 84
1883Albert Franz Doppler, composer, dies at 61
1883Montgomery Blair, lawyer (Dred Scot V Sandford), dies at 70
1916Charles Fryatt, British capt of SS Brussels, executed by Germans, dies
1921Engelbert Humperdinck, composer, dies at 66
1924Ferruccio Benvenuto busoni, pianist/composer, dies
1924Ferruccio Dante Michelangelo Benvenuto Busoni, composer, dies at 58
1934Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17), dies at 79
1942William Matthew Finders Petrie, Egyptologist, dies
1943H B G Austin, cricketer (capt of 1923 WI team to England), dies
1943Godfrey Cripps, cricketer (1st Currie Cup-winning captain), dies
1944Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer, dies at 68
1946Gertrude Stein, US/Fren author/poet (Ida, Tender Buttons), dies at 72
1948Francesco Spetrino, composer, dies at 91
1952W de Basil, [US Voskresenski], Russia, ballet dancer, dies
1952Roland Pope, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
1956J M M Commaille, cricketer (12 Tests for S Africa 1910-28), dies
1960V sa Príhoda, Czech violinist, dies at 59
1961Theodore Chanler, composer, dies at 59
1962Richard Adlington, writer, dies at 70
1962Edward Godfrey Richard Aldington, novelist/biographer, dies
1968Anton van Duinkerken, [Willem J M A Asselbergs], literary, dies
1968Lillian Harvey, actress (Invitation to the Waltz), dies at 61
1970Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, dictator of Portugal (1932-68), dies
1971Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian conductor/composer, dies at 83
1974Lightning Slim, blues singer (Nothing But the Devil), dies at 61
1976Ray Brennan, becomes 1st to, die of "Legionnaire's Disease"
1978Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer, dies at 72
1978[John] Willem van Otterloo, conductor/composer (Symphonic), dies at 70
1979Shirley Mason, actress (Let it Rain, Dark Skies), dies at 79
1979Ettore Manni, actor (Street People, Divine Nymph), dies at 52
1980Pahlawi Mohammed Reza, shah of Persia (1941-79), dies in Cairo at 60
1981Billy [William] Wyler, US director (Ben Hur, Funny Girl), dies
1981Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64
1981William Wyler, US director (Ben Hur), dies
1982Vladimir Smirnov, Russian foil fencer (Olympic-gold-1980), dies at 28
1982Dan Seymour, actor (We the People, Sing it Again), dies at 67
1983Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
1984James Mason, British actor (Lolita), dies of a heart attack at 75
1984Oswald Jacoby, US contract bridge champion, dies at 81
1985Joseph "Smoky Joe" Wood, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies at 95
1986Leroy Holmes, orch leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), dies at 72
1987Travis Jackson, baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 83
1988Judith Barsi, child actress, shot dead with mother by her father at 11
1990Nick Pippins, actor (Simon), dies of AIDS at 35
1990Kim Thomas-Friedland, news anchor (FNN), dies at 32
1990Elizabeth Allan, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Camille, Java Head), dies
1990Bobby Day, rocker (Rockin' Robin), dies of cancer at 58
1991Carol Gillies, actress (Back Home, Baby Boom), dies at 50
1992Jenny Karezi, Greek actress (Red Lanterns), dies of cancer at 56
1993Reggie Lewis, NBA star (Boston Celtics), dies of heart failure at 27
1994Tatiana Tauer, harpist, dies at 48
1994Rosa Chacel, Spanish author, dies at 96
1994H Minderop, founder/chairman (TROS-radio/TV), dies
1995Charles Hugh Shirley, publisher, dies at 66
1995Doris Mae Akers, gospel singer/songwriter, dies at 72
1995Miklós Rózsa, Hung movie composer (Atomic Cafe, Fedora), dies at 88
1995Rick Ferrell, Hall of Fame catcher, dies at 89
1996Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London), dies at 71
1996Jane Beverly Drew, architect, dies at 85
1996Ivan V Lalic, poet, dies at 65
1996Beverly Drew, architect, dies at 85
1997K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier, dies at 99

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