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Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
0537 St Silverius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0887 Parliament in Tribur: King Charles III resigns
1158 Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy
1208 Otto van Wittelsbach chosen German king
1215 4th Lateran Council (12th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1417 Oddo Colonna elected as Pope Martinus V
1493 Columbus discovers Saba
1500 Treaty of Granada: France & Aragón divide Naples
1503 Pope Julius II elected
1572 Duke of Alva's son Don Fredrik begins siege for Haarlem
1606 Turkey & Austria sign Treaty of Zsitva-Torok
1620 41 pilgrims land in Mass, sign Mayflower Compact (just & equal laws)
1640 John Pym, earl of Strafford locked in Tower of London
1647 Massachusetts passes 1st US compulsory school attendance law
1648 Dutch & French agree to divide St Maarten, Leeward Islands
1671 Dutch States-General forbids importation of French wine
1688 Prince Willem III's invasion fleet sails to England
1714 A highway in Bronx is laid out, later renamed East 233rd Street
1725 Georg F Händels opera "Tamerlano," premieres in London
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies army enters England
1752 Theresianische Military Academy opens in Vienna
1778 Iroquois Indians in NY kill 40 in Cherry Valley Massacre
1790 Chrysanthemums are introduced into England from China
1811 Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain
1813 Dresden surrenders to allied armies
1836 Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru
1838 Emma Wedgwood accepts Charles Darwins marriage proposal
1851 Alvan Clark patents telescope
1860 1st Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires Argentina
1862 Opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia)
1864 Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia
1864 Skirmish at Shoal Creek, AL
1865 Mary Edward Walker, 1st Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor
1865 Thomas Robertsons "Society," premieres in London
1868 1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC)
1889 Washington admitted as 42nd state
1890 D McCree patents portable fire escape
1895 Bechuanaland becomes part of Cape Colony
1896 Jules Vandenpeereboom becomes Belgium's minister of War
1899 Stuart/Rubens/Boyd-Jones' "Floradora," premieres in London
1901 Maurice Ravel composition "Jeux d'eau" premieres
1906 Ethel Smyth' "Standrecht," premieres in Leipzig
1909 Construction of navy base at Pearl Harbor begins
1909 J M Synge's "Tinker's Wedding," premieres in London
1918 Dutch SDAP leader Troelstra announces revolution
1918 Emperor Charles I of Austria abdicates
1918 Poland declares independence
1918 Armistice Day-WW I ends (at 11 AM on Western Front)
1918 Germany surrenders ending WW I, Allies & Germany sign armistice
1919 Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views
1921 Pres Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier (Arlington Cemetary)
1922 Largest US flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90')
1923 Eternal flame lit for tomb of unknown solder, Arc de Triumph
1924 Martin Beck Theater opens at 302 W 45th St NYC
1924 Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (SF)
1925 Earnest Thälmann becomes chairman of German KPD
1925 Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings
1925 Night of Kersten - Colijn Dutch govt falls by SGP-amendement
1925 Robert Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays
1926 Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager
1928 France's 5th govt of Poincaré forms
1928 KXO-AM in El Centro CA begins radio transmissions
1928 WGL-AM in Ft Wayne IN begins radio transmissions
1928 WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions
1928 WOL-AM in Washington DC begins radio transmissions
1931 Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veteran's Building
1933 "Great Black Blizzard" 1st great dust storm in Great Plains
1934 1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful
1934 WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa splits from WHO-WOC & becomes KICK-AM
1935 Explorer 2 balloon sets altitude record of 72,000 feet over SD
1937 Messerschmidt ME-109V13 flies world record 610.4 kph
1937 Nobel prize for physics awarded to C J Davisson & GP Thomson
1938 German & Austrian Jewish suffer 1 billion Mark damage in nazi
1938 Kristallnacht; Jews forced to wear Star of David
1939 Kate Smith 1st sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"
1940 1,000s Paris students lay reath at Grave of Unknown Soldier
1940 Blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100
1940 British air attack destroys half of Italian fleet
1940 Willys unveiled its General Purpose vehicle ("Jeep")
1941 Czech premier general Eli sj arrested by nazis
1942 -12] last German offensive in Stalingrad
1942 745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
1942 During WW II Germany completes their occupation of France
1942 Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David
1942 Lt-general Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java
1942 Transport nr 45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
1943 Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP
1943 US air raid on Rabaul
1944 NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4)
1946 NY Knicks' 1st game at Madison Sq Garden loses 78-68 to Chic Stags
1949 WTTV TV channel 4 in Bloomington-Indianapol, IN (IND) 1st broadcast
1953 Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as Baltimore Orioles manager
1957 Demolition begins on cable car barn at Calif & Hyde (SF)
1958 "La Plume de Ma Tante" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 835 perfs
1958 AL announces Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
1959 1st episode of "Rocky & His Friends" airs
1959 Seals Stadium in San Francisco, demolished
1960 Largest NY Knick 49th St MSG crowd-18,499
1961 Adulterous couple up mestkar through Staphorst riding
1961 Congolese soldiers murder 13 Italian UN pilots
1961 Molotov, Malenkov & Kaganovitsj kicked out of Russia's comm party
1961 Stalingrad renamed Volgograd
1963 Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for Beatles
1963 Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record
1964 Murray Schisgal's "Luv," premieres in NYC
1965 Rhodesia proclaimed independence from Britain by PM Ian D Smith
1965 William Alfred's "Hogan's Goat," premieres in NYC
1966 Gemini 12 (Lovell & Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight
1966 Methodist Church & Evangelical United Brethren Church unite as United Methodist Church
1968 John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album
1968 Maldives (in Indian Ocean) become a republic
1968 Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England
1969 Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK
1969 Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by FBI for drunkeness
1970 Balt Oriole Boog Powell wins AL MVP
1971 Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15
1971 Neil Simons "prisoner of Second Avenue," premieres in NYC
1972 Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time
1972 US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army
1975 Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
1975 Australian PM removed by crown (1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs)
1977 Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" & "Girl's School"
1978 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom becomes president of Maldives
1979 Boston Court issues occupancy permit for Cambridge Buddhist Center
1980 Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37
1980 Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars
1981 "Oh, Brother!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 3 performances
1981 Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award
1982 30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars
1982 5th space shuttle mission-Columbia 5-launched 1st coml flight
1982 Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters by Tyrus; kills 60
1982 Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
1982 Solidarity leader Lech Walesa is let out of jail in Poland
1983 1st US cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain
1983 Pres Reagan became 1st US pres to address Japan's legislature
1983 Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan at WACA
1984 "3 Musketeers" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 9 performances
1985 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost"
1985 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
1985 Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools & housing
1986 Houston's Astro Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young Award
1986 Suriname government proclaims gold purification
1987 "Roza" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
1987 Judge Anthony M Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court
1987 Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns
1987 Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards
1987 Van Gogh's "Irises" sells for record $53.6 M at auction
1988 Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science
1989 "Prince of Central Park" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 4 perfs
1989 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
1990 "Shadowlands" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 169 perfs
1990 Calif's Chuck Finley & Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between US & Japanese all-star teams
1992 Anglican Church & Church of England OK female priests
1993 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder
1994 Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex" for $30,800,000
1994 Progress M-25 launched to space station Mir
1996 Braves John Smoltz wins NL Cy Young Award
1997 CBS News anchor Dan Rather has renewed his contract to 2002
1997 Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award
1997 WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington DC
1999 Last upside down date until January 1, 6000
Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1154Sancho I, king of Portugal (1185-1211)
1155Alfonso VIII, the Noble One, king of Castilia
1523Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician
1579Frans Snyders, Flemish animal painter
1599Ottavio Piccolomini, Italian/Spanish marshal
1633George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax/author (Character of a Trimmer)
1636Yen Jo-ch, Chinese scholar of Ch'ing dynasty
1657Guido Starhemberg, Austria earl/fieldmarshal (Turkish Wars)
1679Firmin Abauzit, French huguenot/scientist
1688Lorenzo Somis, composer
1690Gerhard Hoffmann, composer
1696Andrea Zani, composer
1722Johann Philipp Sack, composer
1724Willem A Alting, governor-general of Neth-Indies (1780-97)
1731Carl Joseph Toeschi, composer
1736Johann H Schepp, German/Neth engraver
1744Abigail Smith Adams, 2nd 1st lady (1797-1801)
1748Carlos IV, king of Spain (1788-1808)
1767Bernhard Romberg, German cellist/composer/royal chaplain bandmaster
1771Ephraim McDowell, surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery)
1788Michal Wielhorski, composer
1811Ben McCulloch, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1821F M Dostojewski, writer
1821Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russia, novelist (Crime & Punishment)
1832Paolo Giorza, composer
1836Thomas Bailey Aldrich, US, author/editor (Story of a Bad Boy)
1864Alfred Hermann Fried, Germany, pacifist (Nobel 1911)
1868Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist
1869Victor Emmanuel III, king of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia
1870Nils Kj‘r, Norwegian playwright (Det evige Savn)
1872Frederick A Stock, Jlich, Germany, conductor (Theodore Thomas Orch)
1872Maude K Adams, US, actress (Baldwin's Theatre)
1883Ernest Ansermet, Vevey Switzerland, conductor (Ruilles de Printemps)
1885George S Patton, US general (Sicily/Italy/Normandy) "Old Blood & Guts"
1887Roland Young, London England
1888Maulana Azad, 1st minister of education in independent India
1893Alceu Amoroso Lima, Brazilian author
1894Aaron Avshalomov, composer
1894Winifred Kingston, England, silent screen actress (David Garrick)
1895Beulah Ecton Woodard, US sculptor
1895Jacov Gotovac, composer
1896Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Sicily, NYC Mafia gangster
1897Gordon W Allport, US, psychologist (personalities)
1898Father Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, Germany, Jesuit priest/Zen teacher
1898Rene Clair, director (I Married a Witch, It Happened Tomorrow)
1899Harold "Pie" Traynor, baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates)
1899Pat O'Brien, Milwaukee, actor (Knute Rockne, Angels with Dirty Faces)
1900Helena Konopacka, Poland, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1928)
1900Hugh Scott, (Sen-R-Penn), minority whip
1900John Longden, West Indies, actor (Man From Interpol)
1901Sam Spiegel, producer (On the Waterfront, Bridge over River Kwai)
1903Charles Bruce Perry, professor of medicine
1904Alger Hiss, State Department official hid papers in a pumpkin
1905Israel Aaron Maisels, lawyer
1909Robert Ryan, Chicago, actor (Billy Budd, Dirty Dozen, Longest Day)
1910Arnold D W Tilanus, Dutch MP (CHU)
1910Franz Kemser, Germany, 4 man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1952)
1910Frideswide Frances Emma Knight, musician/socialist
1910Yisrael Eldad, British extremist politician
1911Patric Reginald Lawrence Knowles, actor (Chisum, Arnold, Mutiny)
1911Reginald Patric Lawrence Knowles, actor
1912Cissie Elizabeth Charlton, football matriarch
1913German Leont'yevich Zhukovsky, composer
1913Peter Black, TV critic
1914Daisy Bates, publisher/head (Arkansas NAACP)
1914Hansje Toussaint, [Hermina A Schenk], singer (Sing of the Cross)
1914Howard Fast, NYC, screenwriter (Rachel & the Stranger, Spartacus)
1914Perry Bass, Texas billionaire
1915Bernhard Heiliger, sculptor
1915William Proxmire, (Sen-D-WI, 1957-88) (Golden Fleece Awards)
1916Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman
1917Julien-François Zbinden, composer
1917[Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, US, sci-fi author (Earth War)
1918Jurg Baur, composer
1918Stubby Kaye, NYC, actor (Guys & Dolls, Lil' Abner, Cat Ballou)
1920Roy Jenkins, British MP (Labour)
1921Maila Nurmi, Petsamo Finland, actress (Vampira)
1922Kurt Vonnegut Jr, Ind, author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan)
1924Piet J A van der Sanden, Dutch MP (CDA)
1924Rusi Modi, cricketer (strong Indian batsman in post-War years)
1925Jonathan Winters, Dayton OH, comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy)
1927Lord Wolfson, English multi-millionaire
1927Mose Allison, Tippo Mississippi, jazz artist (Black Country Suite)
1928Arthur Cunningham, composer
1928Edward Zorinsky, (Sen-D-NB, 1976-88)
1928Ernestine Anderson, jazz vocalist
1928Lavern Baker, US singer (Tweedle Dee, Jim Dandy, Saved)
1928Trevor Meale, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v England 1958)
1929Carlos Fuentes, Mexican author (Death of Artemio Cruz)
1929H M Enzensberger, writer
1929Hans Magnus Enzensberger, German author (Verhör von Habana)
1929LaVern Baker, Chicago, R&B vocalist (I Cried a Tear)
1930Kenneth Fleetwood, fashion designer
1931Fortney H [Pete] Stark, (Rep-D-CA, 1973- )
1932Al Levitt, drummer
1934Bibi Andersson, Sweden, actress (Scenes From a Marriage)
1934Elzbieta Krzesinska, Poland, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
1934Paula Myers-Pope, US, platform diver, 2 silver, 1 bronze (Oly 1952-60)
1936Susan Kohner, LA CA, actress (Imitation of Life, Gene Krupa Story)
1937Buddy Jimmy Lee Land Ace, singer
1937Warner Wolf, Wash DC, sportscaster (WABC-TV, WCBS-TV)
1938John Reilly, Chicago, actor (Sean-General Hospital, Dallas, Hamptons)
1938Josef Odozil, Czech, 1500m (Olympic-silver-1964)
1938Roger Laver, [Jackson], rock keyboardist (Tornados)
1939Claudia Boyarskikh, USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic-gold-1964)
1939Denise Alexander, actress (Mary McKinnon-Another World)
1940Barbara Boxer, (Rep-D-CA, 1983-92/Sen-D-CA, 1993- )
1942Roy Fredericks, cricketer (brilliant WI lefty opener 169 v Aust 1975)
1943Chas Hodges, rocker
1943Jan Adamski, Poland, International Chess Master (1976)
1943Karin Kent, [Janneke Kanteman], Dutch singer
1944Jesse Colin Young, NYC, rock vocalist (Youngbloods-Soul of a City Boy)
1945Chris Dreja, London, rocker (Yardbirds)
1945Daniel Ortega Saavedra, president of Nicaragua (1984-90)
1945Denise Alexander, NYC, actress (General Hospital, Another World)
1945Niaz Ahmed, cricketer (1st & last East Pakistani to play Test cricket)
1945Vince Martell, NYC, rock guitarist (Vanilla Fudge)
1946Chip Hawkes, rocker
1946Corrine Brown, (Rep-D-Florida)
1946Vladimir Alekseyevich Soloviyov, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10, T-15, TM-10)
1947Brad Lee Sexton, bass guitarist
1947Callum Alexander MacDonald, historian
1947Pat "Dirty" Daugherty, rocker (Black Oak Arkansas)
1948Vincent Schiavelli, actor (Playroom, Waiting for the Light)
1949Kathy Postlewait, Norfolk VA, LPGA golfer (1989 Sara Lee)
1950Jim Peterik, rocker (Survivor)
1950Otis Armstrong, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
1950Rex Samuel Sellers, Auckland NZ, Tornado class yachter (Olympics-96)
1951Fuzzy [Frank] Zoeller, New Albany IN, PGA golfer (Masters 1981)
1952Paul Cowsill, Newport RI, rock keyboardist (Cowsills-We Can Fly)
1953Andy Partridge, English rock vocalist/guitarist (XTC-Oranges & Lemons)
1954Gail Marquis, WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic-silver-1976)
1955Jigme Singye Wangchuk, king of Bhutan (1972- )
1956Billy Smith, Reidsville NC, country singer (Billy & Terry Smith)
1956Ian Craig Marsh, England, rocker (Heaven 17-Electric Dreams)
1959Vincent Irizarry, Queens NY, actor (Guiding Light, Santa Barbara)
1960Lisa Welch Semler, Aberdeen Md, playmate (Sep, 1980)
1961Matt Ghaffari, Tehran Iran, US greco-roman wrestler (Oly-sil-92, 96)
1961Steve Young, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers)
1962Demi Moore, [Guynes], Roswell NM, actress (Ghost, Striptease, GI Jane)
1963Vinnie Testaverde, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buckineers)
1964Jon Hough, Royal Oak MI, Nike golfer (1986 NAIA Individual Natl Champ)
1964Philip McKeon, Westbury NY, actor (Tommy-Alice, Return to Horror High)
1964Robert Haynes, cricketer (Jamaica & WI leggie, one-dayer but no Tests)
1964Roberto Hernandez, Santurce Puerto Rico, pitcher (Chic White Sox)
1965Brian Wilson, NYC, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1965Ruthie Matthes, Sun Valley Idaho, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1966Benedicta Boccoli, Milan Italy
1966Gina Pillitiere, Akron Oh, WPVA volleyballer (National-25th-1994)
1966Jeff Buckley, musician
1967Bill Musgrave, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
1968Jo Kittsee, Germany, rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue)
1968John Jett, NFL punter (Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions)
1968Lin Elliott, NFL kicker (KC Chiefs)
1968Wyatt Pauley, Ecuador, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies)
1969Damion Easley, NYC, infielder (California Angels)
1969Dave Moore, NFL tight end/fullback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1969Jeff Sydner, NFL wide receiver/punt returner (NY Jets)
1969LaRee Pearl Sugg, Petersburg VA, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-15th)
1969Michael Owens, cricket pace bowler (NZ Test)
1970Derry Brownson, rock keyboardist (EMF-Unbelievable)
1970Jeff Ware, Norfolk VA, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1970Lee Parkin Starsky, daughter of Ringo
1971Melvin Tuten, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
1971Ryan Hancock, Santa Clara CA, pitcher (California Angels)
1972Berry Oakley, US rock bassist (Allman Brothers-Motor Breakdown)
1972Cornell Thomas, WLAF DE (Scotland Claymores)
1972Jack Jackson, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Chic Bears, Toronto Argonauts)
1972Steve Konowalchuk, Salt Lake City, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
1973Jason Bowen, Port Alice, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers)
1973Stacy Perrone, Wolcott Conn, Meet Miss America-Connecticut (1997)
1973Terrance Shaw, NFL cornerback (SD Chargers)
1974Leonardo DiCaprio, LA, actor (Luke-Growing Pains, Romeo & Juliet)
1974Phillip Ward, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1982Lil' Dave, [Davis Shelton], Boston Mass, rapper (Another Bad Creation)
Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
0307Flavius Valerius Severus, compassionate emperor of Rome (306-07), dies
0397Martinus, (St Maarten), Roman bishop of Tours, dies at about 81
0511Clovis, king of Salische France/founder of Merovingische, dies at 45
0826Theodorus Studites, Byzantine theologist/poet/saint, dies
1150Hartbert, bishop of Utrecht (1140-50), dies
1154Sancho I, king of Portugal, dies
1331Stefanus VIII Uros III Decanski, king of Serbia (1322-31), dies
1528Lucas van Prague, Czech leader of Bohemian Brothers, dies at about 68
1638Cornelis Cornelisz, "of Haarlem", painter, dies at about 76
1641Ferdinand van Austrian, cardinal of Spain, dies
1755Johan van de Bergh, Leids regent, dies at 91
1772John Mauritius Quinkhard, portrait painter, dies at 84
1810Johann Zoffany, British? painter, dies at 77
1810Johann/John Zoffany, German painter (Tribuna degl' Uffizi), dies at 77
1831Nat Turner, former slave, led a violent insurrection, hanged in VA
1855Síren A Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher/theologist, dies at 42
1861Pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61), dies at 24
1880Lucretia Mott, US quaker (1st Woman's Rights Convention), dies
1895Julius Tausch, composer, dies at 68
1901Antonio Zamara, composer, dies at 72
1907Henry Gadsby, composer, dies at 64
1912Joseph Wieniawski, composer, dies at 75
1912José Canalejas Y Mendez, premier Spain, murdered
1917Liliuokalani, last queen of Hawaii (1891-93), dies from a stroke at 79
1918Victor Adler, Austrian neurologist/foreign minister, dies
1929Mieczyslaw Soltys, composer, dies at 66
1930W W Whysall, cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30), dies
1936Edward German, composer, dies at 74
1942Anton H Blaauw, botanist (Perception of the Lichtes), dies at 60
1942Hector Abbas, actor/director (Rosa Lynd Company), dies at 58
1945Jerome Kern, US composer (Sally, Leave it to Jane), dies at 60
1947Martin Dibelius, German theologist (That Drawer Jahwes), dies at 64
1954John Rosamund Johnson, composer, dies at 81
1955John Loudon, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1913-18), dies at 87
1956Victor Young, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56
1962Joseph Allen Jr, actor (All Women Have Secrets), dies at 44
1962René Coty, pres of France, dies at 80
1964Edward Steuermann, composer, dies at 72
1964H[enry] Beam Piper, US, sci-fi author (4 Day Planet), dies at 60
1965Gaston Glass, actor (Opening Your Eyes), dies after long illness at 65
1967Harry Seymour, composer/actor (Tenderfoot), dies of heart attack at 76
1967Jordan Whitfield, actor (Swamp Fox), dies of heart attack at 50
1968Jeanne Demessieux, composer, dies at 47
1969Frank Newburg, actor (Homemaker), dies at 83
1972Berry Oakley, US rock bassist (Allman Bro), dies in car crash at 24
1973Stringbean, [David Akeman], banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58
1974Alfonso Leng, composer, dies at 80
1974Jane Ace, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 74
1975Marty May, (Fireball Fun For All), dies at 79
1976E Q Davies, cricketer (9 runs & 7 wickets in 5 Tests for S Afr), dies
1976Alexander Calder, US sculptor, dies at 78
1984Martin Luther King Sr, US vicar/father of MLK Jr, dies at 84
1986Roger C Carmel, actor (Mudd-Star Trek, Mothers-in-Law), dies at 54
1987L T Coggeshall, medical scientist (Sec of HEW 1956-58), dies at 86
1987Nico Slothouwer, poet (Liefdesstratenplan), commits suicide at 30
1992Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, cosmonaut, dies at 50
1992Giulio C Argan, Italian art critic/mayor of Rome, dies
1993Harry R "Rob" Haldeman, White House chief of staff (Nixon), dies at 67
1993Erskine Hawkins, US trumpeter/composer (After Hours), dies at 79
1994Elizabeth Lefanu Maconchy, Engl composer (My Dark Heart), dies at 87
1994Ernest Clark, actor (Pope Must Die, Gandhi), dies at 82
1994Frances Tustin, child Psychologist, dies at 81
1994Pedro Zamora, aIDS Activist, dies at 22
1995Charles Scribner Jr, publisher, dies at 74
1995Cornelie Coposu, politician, dies at 79
1995Kenneth Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist, dies at 68
1996Helen Rosenthal, Teacher/health administrator, dies at 47

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