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Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
0296 St Marcellinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0833 Louis, king of Austria, crowned
0949 Otto I the Great gives away bishopdom of Utrecht
1294 Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland
1371 Arnold II of Horne chosen bishop of Utrecht
1397 Denmark, Norway & Sweden sign Union of Kalmar under Queen Margaretha
1520 Spanish conquerors under Cortes take gold from Aztecs
1528 Burgundy army occupies Utrecht
1548 Emperor Charles V orders Catholics to become Lutherans
1559 Duke of Montgomery wounds king Henri II during tournament
1596 English/Dutch fleet reach Cadiz
1598 King Philip II moves to Escorial palace
1607 Annales Ecclesiastici (Scientific History of Catholicism) published
1643 Battle at Atherton Moor: Royalists beat parliamentary armies
1648 French premier cardinal Mazarin calls Saint Louis Chamber together
1688 Whig-Lords questions prince Willem III van Orange on Protestantism
1690 Battle at Beachy Head: French under Tourville beat Neth/English fleet
1700 Gelderland goes on Gregorian calendar (tomorrow is 12/7/1700)
1722 Hungarian Parliament condemns emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctions
1734 Russian army occupies Danzig
1741 Pope Benedict XIV encyclical forbidding traffic in alms
1755 Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants
1794 Battle of Fort Recovery, Ohio
1815 US naval hero Stephen Decatur ends attacks by Algerian pirates
1834 Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
1859 Charles Blondin is 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope
1861 CSS Sumter slips past USS Brooklyn blockade
1862 Battle at Nelson's Farm, Virginia
1862 Battle at Turkey Bridge Virginia: Confederate assault attack
1862 Day 6 of 7 Days-Battle of White Oak Swamp VA (Frayser's Farm)
1862 Gustave Flaubert completes "Salammbo"
1863 Battles in Hanover Pennsylvania: 80 casualties
1863 Dutch colony Suriname counts population of 33,000 slaves
1863 Skirmish at Sporting Hill Pennsylvania
1865 8 alleged conspirators in assassination of Lincoln are found guilty
1870 Ada Kepley becomes 1st female law college graduate
1871 Guatemala revolts for agrarian reforms
1876 Serbia declares war on Turkey
1879 Ex-khedive Ismael Pasha leaves Cairo with train full stolen goods
1881 Henry Highland Garnet, named minister to Liberia
1893 Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered
1894 Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid
1894 London Tower Bridge opens
1896 W S Hadaway patents electric stove
1899 Jack Hearne takes a hat-trick Eng v Australia at Headingley
1900 4 German liners burn at Hobokon Docks NJ, 326 die
1902 Cleveland is 1st AL team to hit 3 consecutive HRs in same inning
1906 John Hope becomes 1st black president of Morehouse College
1906 Pure Food & Drug Act & Meat Inspection Act adopted
1908 Boston's Cy Young's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Highlanders, 8-0
1908 Giant fireball impacts in Siberia (Tunguska Event) (Enckes comet?)
1909 Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to no decision in 6 for hw boxing title
1910 Russia absorbs Finland
1911 Adolphe Messimy appointed French minister of War
1911 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri closes
1913 2nd Balkan War begins
1913 NY Giants score 10 in 10th to beat Phillies 11-1
1914 Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest, campaigning for Indian rights in S Africa
1916 22nd US Golf Open: Chick Evans shoots a 286 at Minikahda Club MINN
1916 General Douglas Haig reports "The men are in splendid spirits"
1923 NZ claims Ross Dependency in Antarctica
1924 England score 2-503 in day's play v S Africa at Lord's
1927 Augusto Cesar Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico
1927 US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota closes
1928 Radio Service Bulletin lists radio stations call signs that are to be changed to conform with international standards
1929 33rd US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY
1930 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY
1930 Bradman scores 254 at Lord's v England, 320 mins, 25 fours
1933 50,000 demonstrate in Antwerp against fascism/war
1933 Card's Dizzy Dean strikes out 17 Cubs to win 8-2
1933 US Assay Offices in Helena Mon, Boise Id & Salt Lake City Utah closes
1934 "Night of Long Knives," Hitler stages bloody purge of Nazi party
1934 French Equatorial Africa constituted a single administrative unit
1934 NFL's Portsmouth Spartans become Detroit Lions
1935 Danno O'Mahoney beats Ed George in Boston, to become wrestling champ
1936 "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell, published
1936 40 hour work week law approved (federal)
1936 Haile Selassie asks League of Nations for sanctions against Italy
1936 Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" published
1938 Final game at Phila's Baker Bowl, Giants beat Phils 14-1
1939 Heinkel He 176 rocket plane flies for 1st time, at Peenemnde
1940 "Brenda Starr" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, 1st appears
1940 58 U-boats (284,000 ton) sunk this month
1940 US Fish & Wildlife Service forms
1941 61 U-boats (310,000 ton) sunk this month
1941 Pro-nazi group declares Ukraine independence
1942 144 U boats (700,000 ton) sunk this month
1942 Col-gen Von Paul' 6th Army enters Ukraine
1942 US Mint in New Orleans ceases operation
1942 US bombs Celebes & Timor
1943 Gen MacArthur begins Operation Cartwheel (island-hopping)
1944 Allies land on Vogelkop, New Guinea
1944 French Cotentin Peninsula in allied hands
1944 Universal strike against nazi terror in Copenhagen
1945 17-day newspaper strike in NY begins
1948 Cleve Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0
1948 Last British armies leave Israel
1948 Transistor as a substitute for Radio tubes announced (Bell Labs)
1949 Dutch troops evacuate Djakarta
1950 US Gen MacArthur visits front in South Korea/asks for US troops
1951 "Victor Borge Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1951 NAACP begins attack on school segregation & discrimination
1952 "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
1952 Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government
1953 1st Corvette manufactured
1954 Largest check: Internal US Treasury check at $4,176,969,623.57
1954 Yank pitcher Tom Morgan ties record by hitting 3 batters in 1 inning This was also Bobby Brown's last game; he retired to become a doctor
1955 "Johnny Carson Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1956 "Pipe Dream" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 245 performances
1956 "Shangri-La" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 21 performances
1956 Lenins politics testament (1923) published in Moscow
1956 United DC-7 & TWA collide over Grand Canyon killing 128
1958 "No Chemise, Please" by Gerry Grenahan peaks at #24
1958 Dutch Govt of Drees ends obligatory dismissal of married teachers
1959 During a game in Wrigley Field, 2 balls were in play at same time
1960 US stops sugar import from Cuba
1960 Zaire (formerly Belgian Congo) declares independence from Belgium
1961 Buddy Rogers beats Pat O'Conner in Chicago, to become NWA champ
1961 Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit
1962 17th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Murle Lindstrom
1962 French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria
1962 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits NY Mets, 5-0
1962 Premier Ben Khedda disbands Algerian Liberation Army fighters
1962 Rwanda & Burundi become independent
1963 Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church
1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open
1964 Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit
1964 Last UN troops leave Congo
1965 NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise
1966 Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour
1966 Leopoldville Congo is renamed Kinshasa
1966 Richath Helms, promoted from deputy director to 8th director of CIA
1966 Test cricket debut of Derek Underwood, v WI Trent Bridge, wicketless
1966 Vice Adm William F Raborn Jr, USN, ends term as 7th director of CIA
1967 Maj Robert H Lawrence Jr named 1st black astronaut
1967 Mo‹se Tsjombe kidnapped to Algeria
1967 Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils
1968 E German party leader Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"
1968 Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 chairs
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1969 Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
1969 Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
1970 Brazil beats Italy 4-1 in soccer's 9th World Cup at Mexico City
1970 Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens, Braves beat Reds 8-2
1971 Biesheuvel govt forms
1971 Dutch Biesheuvel government begins [or May 6]
1971 Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment
1972 1st leap second day; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
1972 Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
1973 "Burns & Schreiber Comedy Hour," TV Variety; debut on ABC
1973 Biggest US tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton)
1973 Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-min solar eclipse
1974 2nd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Carole Jo Skala
1974 Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that torches "Gulliver's" nightclub killing 24 (Port Chester NY)
1974 Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west
1975 Bundy victim Shelley Robertson disappears in Colorado
1975 Cher, just 4 days after divorcing Sonny Bono marries Gregg Allman
1975 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in Malaysia
1975 U of Calif reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance
1976 John Walker of NZ sets record for 2000 m, 4:51.4
1977 Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"
1977 Marvel Comics publish "Kiss book" tributing rock group Kiss
1977 US Railway Post Office final train run (NY to Wash DC)
1977 Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive HRs in Toronto
1978 English prince Michael marries baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz
1978 Giants' Willie McCovey becomes 12th to hit 500 HRs
1978 Larry Doby becomes manager of Chicago White Sox
1979 "Got To Go Disco" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 8 performances
1979 Johnny Rotten & Joan Collins appear together on BBC's Juke Box Jury
1980 West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow
1981 China's Communist Party condemns late Mao Tse-tung's policy
1982 "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 perfs
1982 Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification
1982 Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale
1982 NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans
1984 Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia
1984 Last sixpence minted in Great-Britain (in use since 1551)
1984 Longest pro football game, LA Express beats Mich Panthers 27-21 in USFL playoffs, games lasts 93 minutes 33 seconds
1985 "King & I" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
1985 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut
1985 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1985 LA Dodger Pedro Gonzalez sets NL record of 15 HRs in June
1986 Georgia sodomy law upheld by Supreme Court (5-4)
1987 Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time
1987 Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden set a new world record in high jump
1988 "Sledge Hammer!" last aires on ABC-TV
1988 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason
1988 Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so White Sox won't move to Fla
1989 "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre Muzyczyny, Gdynia
1989 Attorney General Thornburgh orders Joseph Doherty deported to UK
1989 Congressman Lukins found guilty of having sex with a 16 year old girl
1989 NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile & Guam
1989 NY State Legislature passes Staten Island secession bill
1989 Sudan suspends interim constitution following coup
1990 East & West Germany merge their economies
1991 37th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon
1992 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25› (NYC)
1992 Actress Cecil Hoffman (Zoe-LA Law) marries Paul Slye
1992 Fidel Ramos installed as president of Philippines
1992 Total solar eclipse in Uruguay (5m21s)
1993 "Les Miserables," opens at Point Theatre, Dublin
1993 Richard Jacobs announces Chief Wahoo will go to Jacobs Field
1994 Airbus A330 crash at Toulouse France (7 killed)
1994 Giants outfielder Darren Lewis errors after record 392 flawless games
1994 Pre-trial hearings open in LA against OJ Simpson
1994 US Ice Skating Federation bars Tonya Harding for life
1995 Indians' Eddie Murray, is 20th to reach 3,000 hits
1996 "Buried Child" closes at Brook Atkinson Theater NYC after 77 perfs
1996 "Moon Over Buffalo" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 308 perfs
1996 "State Fair," closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 118 performances
1996 Caroline Frolic (Miss Ontario), crowned Miss Renaissance USA
1996 Dottie Pepper wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
1997 Leap Second to synchronize atomic clocks
1998 Sega Channel, cable's 1st on-demand video game service, closes down

Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1468Johan, the Standvastige, monarch of Saxon
1470Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), invaded Italy
1503Johan Frederik, elector of Saxon (1532-47)
1669Mauritius Vogt, composer
1685Dominikus Zimmermann, German architect/painter (Liebfrauenkirche)
1685John Gay, author (Baggars' Opera)
1722Jiri Antonin Benda, composer
1723Christian Ernst Graf, composer
1743Niels Schiorring, composer
1748Jacques D "comte" Cassini, French astronomer
1768Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, 1st lady (1817-25)
1789E J Horace Vernet, French painter
1791Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist (law of Biot & Savart)
1807Friedrich T Vischer, German philosopher/writer (Auch einer)
1810Stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slovenian/Croatian poet (illyrism)
1817Joseph D Hooker, British botanist
1818Edward John Hopkins, composer
1819William A Wheeler, (R) 19th VP (1877-81)
1823Hendrik Jan Schimmel, Dutch writer/dramatist (2 Tudors)
1837Stephen D Ramseur, youngest West Pointer to be Maj Gen
1846Ricardo Drigo, composer
1847Jacob T Cremer, min of Colonies/pres (Dutch Trading Comp)
1853Adolf Furtwängler, German archaeologist (Antiken Gemmen)
1856Gerrit Kalff, writer (history of Dutch writers)
1858André Antoine, French stage manager (Théƒtre Libre) [or 7/31]
1860Gyula Andr ssy Jr, Hungarian minister of Foreign affairs (1918-20)
1868C V France, Bradford Engld, actor (Skin Game, Adventure in Blackmail)
1879Walter Hampden, Bkln NY, actor (Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame)
1882Sven R Lidman, Swedish writer (Tvedräktens Barn)
1890Gertrude McCoy, Sugar Valley GA, silent screen actress (Blue Bird)
1890Horace Chapman, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder for S Afr in 2 Tests)
1892Laszlo Lajtha, composer
1892Pierre Blanchar, Philippeville Algeria, actor (Magnificent Sinner)
1893Harold/Joseph Laski, English economist/Labour leader (1945-..)
1893Walter Ulbricht, president German DR
1894Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian assassin (arch duke Ferdinand)
1896Wilfred Pelletier, Montreal Canada, conductor (Voice of Firestone)
1898George Chandler, Waukegan Ill, actor (Lassie)
1899Frantisek Tomasek, bishop of Prague/cardinal
1902Madge Bellamy, Hillsboro TX, actress (White Zombie)
1904Glenda Farrell, Enid OK, actress (Golddiggers of 1935)
1905Nestor Paiva, Fresno CA, actor (Comanche, Fear, Tarantula, Killer Ape)
1908Charles Camproux, French linguistic/author (Bestiari)
1908Lucino Tinio Sacramento, composer
1908Monica Maurice, industrialist
1909Juan Bosch, poet/pres of Dominican Republic (1962-63)
1911Czeslaw Milosz, Polish/American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980)
1911Virginia Smith, (Rep-R-NB, 1975- )
1912Dan Reeves, NFL team owner (Cleveland/LA Rams)
1912J Tibor de Powerula, [de Abrah mfalva], Hungarian/Dutch cellist)
1912Kenneth Jameson, art educator
1912Madhaviah Krishnan, naturalist
1912[J] Tibor de Machula, Hungarian/Dutch cellist
1913Harry Wismer, Port Huron Mich, AFL owner (NY Titans)
1914David Wayne, actor (Adam's Rib, Andromeda Strain, 3 Faces of Eve)
1914Natko Devcic, composer
1915Charles Rowe, cricketer (scored a pair in only Test (NZ v Aust 1946))
1917Buddy Rich, Bkln NY, drummer/orch leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go)
1917Lena Horne, Bkln NY, actress/singer (Stormy Weather, Wiz)
1917Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician
1918Stuart Foster, Binghamton NY, singer (Galen Drake Show)
1918Susan Hayward, Flatbush Bkln, actress (I Want to Live, Tulsa)
1919Lee Krieger, MD, actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini)
1920Sam Moskowitz, SF fandom historian
1920Zeno Colo, Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1952)
1921Gordon Reynolds, musician
1925Dorothy Malone, actress (Peyton Place)
1925Jim Levitch, horse trainer
1925Micheline Lannoy, Belgium, figure skating pairs (Olympic-gold-1948)
1925Will Gay Bottje, composer
1927Harvey Vernon, Flint Mich, actor (Jasper-Carter Country)
1927James Goldman, author/playwright (Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid)
1927Joseph R Skeen, (Rep-R-New Mexico, 1981- )
1928Frank Ulrich Marcus, playwright/critic
1929Alexander Kelly, pianist/teacher
1930Doyle Holly, comedian/country performer (Buckaroos)
1930June Valli, Bronx NY, singer (Your Hit Parade)
1930Mac Benson, horse trainer
1930Nikolai Karetnikov, composer
1931James Loughran, British conductor
1931Johannes Gruijters, Dutch mayor (D66-Lelystad)
1931June Thorburn, Kashmir India, actress (Touch & Go, Children Galore)
1932Martin Mailman, composer
1933Mike J K Smith, cricketer (England captain mid-60s)
1934Harry Blackstone Jr, magician (Blackstone Book of Magic & Illusion)
1936Dave Van Ronk, rocker/actor (Caffe Lena)
1936Nancy Dussault, Pensacola Fla, actress (Muriel-Too Close for Comfort)
1936Pauls Dambis, composer
1936Tony Musante, Bridgeport Ct, actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide)
1938Billy Mills, Pine Ridge SD, 10k (Olympics-gold-64)
1938Chris Hinze, Dutch flutist (Vivat Vivaldi)
1938William Mervin Mills, Pine Ridge SD, 10K runner (Olympic-gold-64)
1939Lindembergue Cardoso, composer
1941John Jameson, cricketer (England batsman, 465 p/ship with Kanhai)
1941Larry Hall, rocker (Tape Heads)
1941Micki Grant, composer
1941Mike Leander Farr, record producer
1941Peter Pollock, cricketer (bro of Graeme/father of Shaun, S Af quickie)
1942Robert Ballard, explorer/geologist/author/discoverer (Titanic in 1985)
1943Florence Ballard, Detroit Mich, rocker (Supremes)
1944Glenn Shorrock, Sydney Australia, rock vocalist (Little River Band)
1944Ron Swoboda, baseball outfielder/sportscaster (NY Yankees, NY Mets)
1946Billy Brown, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)
1947Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux)
1947Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut
1949Andrew Scott, Wales, rock guitarist (Sweet)
1949Bui Thanh Liem, Vietnam, cosmonaut
1949Eric Goetz, NYC, US shipbuilder (America's Cup 1995)
1949Thanh Liem Bui, Vietnam, cosmonaut
1950Donna Jean Willmott, Akron Ohio, FALN member (FBI most wanted)
1950Pablo Castillo, jockey
1951André Hazes, Dutch barkeeper/singer (We Love Orange)
1951Andy Scott, rocker
1951Stanley Clarke, Phila, rock bassist (New Barbarians-Find Out Hideaway)
1951Stephen S Oswald, Seattle Washington, astronaut (STS 42, 56, 67)
1953Hal Lindes, Monterey CA, rocker (Dire Straits)
1954Bryn B Burrows, rock drummer (Fabulous Poodles)
1954Ken Olin, Chicago, actor (Thirtysomething, Det Quinn-EZ Street)
1955Mark MacDonald, horse trainer
1956Adrian Wright, Sheffield, rock vocalist (Human League-Only Human)
1956David Alan Grier, comedian (In Living Color, Boomerang)
1956Ronald Winans, gospel singer (Winans)
1957Sarah McGuire, Springfield IL, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank-5th)
1958Esa-Pekka Salonen, Helsinki Finland, conductor (Giro)
1959Gina Goldberg, playmate (May, 1981)
1959Michel Dion, Quebec City Canada, Rifle shooter (Olympics-24-92, 96)
1959Stephanie Farwig, Milwaukee WI, golfer (1994 LPGA Corning Classic-2nd)
1960Randy Ladouceur, Brockville, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1961Karolyn Kirby, US beach volleyball player (Goodwill-gold-94)
1962Julianne Regan, rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet)
1962Vladimir Mikolaevich Dezhurov, Mordovia, astronaut (Mir 18, STS-71)
1963Rupert Graves, actor (Damage, Handful of Dust, Maurice)
1965Mitch Richmond, Ft Lauderdale Fl, NBA guard (Sac Kings, Oly-g-88, 96)
1965Steve Duchesne, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
1966"Iron" Mike Tyson, NY, youngest heavyweight boxing champ (1986-90)
1966Louie Aguiar, NFL punter (KC Chiefs)
1967Rudi Steyn, cricketer (S African opening batsman 1995)
1967Sheila Hudson, US triple jumper (US record 1992)
1967Tina Bockrath, Dayton Oh, playmate (May, 1990)/actress
1968Dan Peltier, Clifton Park NY, outfielder (SF Giants)
1968Peter Miller, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1969Jim Montgomery, Montreal, NHL center (Phila Flyers)
1969Ken Gernander, Grand Rapids, NHL center (NY Rangers)
1969Kristina Farrar Stookey, Martha Vineyard MA, 470 yachter (Oly-4th-96)
1969Sanath Jayasuriya, cricketer (Sri Lankan open bat MVP-1996 World Cup)
1970Brian Bloom, actor (As the World Turns)
1970Mark Grudzielanek, Milwaukee Wisc, infielder (Montreal Expos)
1971Ann Marsh, Royal Oak Mich, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
1971Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), dies at 38
1972Dan Comiskey, CFL guard (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1972Ellen Coleen Pasturzak, Portsmouth Ohio, Miss America-Ohio (1996)
1972Garret Anderson, Los angeles CA, outfielder (California Angels)
1972Tyrone Davis, NFL tight end (NY Jets, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1973Chan Ho Park, Kong Ju City Korea, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1973Dodda Ganesh, cricketer (Karnataka & India pace bowler 1997)
1974Michelle Kang, Fredericksburg Virginia, Miss America-Virginia (1997)
1975Natasha Sturgess, Australian mistral yachter (Olympics-96)
1976Brian Rocheleleau, Honolulu Hawaii, kayak (alt-olympics-96)
1977Lola Odusoga, Finland, Miss Universe-3rd place (1996)
1981Allison Schroeder, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA (1997)

Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
1109Alfonso VI, (imperator totius Hispaniae), king of Leon, dies
1520Montezuma II, the last Aztec emperor, killed
1538Charles van Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen, dies at 70
1649Simon Vouet, French painter
1655Jacob Boonen, South Netherlands clergyman/lawyer, dies at 81
1662Johannes C Verspronck, portrait painter, buried at about 64
1666Adam Krieger, German composer, dies at 32
1666Alexander Brome, British poet
1685Archibald Campbell, Scottish politician, beheaded at about 55
1792Francesco Antonio Rosetti, composer, dies
1817Abraham Gottlob Werner, German geologist
1819Ernst Ludwig Gerber, composer, dies at 72
1839Johan O Wallin, Swedish poet/archbishop (Dead Angel), dies
1862Richard Griffith, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 48
1882Charles J Guiteau, assassin (Pres Garfield), hanged
1889Eugenio Terziani, composer, dies at 64
1890Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer, dies at 71
1899Jon Helgason, Icelandic poet (Ur Landsudri), dies
1904Thomas Emmett, cricketer (English Test bowler of the sostenuter), dies
1905John Hay, US politician, dies
1914Bai Long, [White Wolf], Chinese Robin Hood/crowd leader, dies
1919John W S Raleigh, British physicist (Nobel 1904), dies at 76
1920Lena Christ, writer, dies at 38
1923Claude Antoine Terrasse, composer, dies at 56
1924Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pypelyntjes), dies at 42
1934Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (1932-33), murdered at 52
1934Karl Ernst, German SA-leader, murdered
1934Gregor Strasser, German pharmacist/NSDAP-leader, murdered at 42
1934Ernst Röhm, German staff member, executed at 46
1935William Brockwell, cricket (Brit all-rounder in 7 Tests 1893-99), dies
1938Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), dies at 61
1942Arnoldus J H Aerts, Dutch bishop of New-Guinea, executed at 62
1946Michael Zadora, composer, dies at 64
1948Karl Wolfskehl, writer, dies at 78
1953Gote Carlid, composer, dies at 32
1953Elsa Beskow, (Maartman), Swedish author (children's book), dies at 79
1958Alo‹s Blommaert, Flemish literary (De Heikeuters), dies at 45
1959Lazare Saminsky, composer, dies at 76
1960Clarence Cameron White, composer, dies at 79
1961Lee de Forest, inventor (Electron Tube), dies at 87
1962Caspar Neher, German set designer/librettist, dies at 65
1965Bessie Barriscale, actress (Plain Jane, Show Folks), dies
1968John Gough, actor (Circus Kid, 2 for Tonight), dies at 73
1969Jan Evangelista Zelinka, composer, dies at 76
1971Georgi T Dobrovolsky, Odessa, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), dies at 43
1971Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11), dies at 35
1973Elmer Layden, one of Notre Dame's legendary 4-horsemen, died
1974Alberta King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr, assassinated in church
1979Alfons Vranckx, Belgian politician, dies at 72
1980Virginia Brown Faire, actress (Lonesome Trail, Temptress), dies
1983Bo Gentry, songwriter/producer, dies
1983Mary Livingstone, [Sadye Marks] Comedienne, (Jack Benny), dies at 77
1984Lillian Hellman, playwright, (Little Foxes), dies at 79
1985James Dewar, inventor (Twinkie), dies
1987Federico Mompou, composer, dies at 94
1987King Donovan, actor/director (Enforcer, Perfect Furlough), dies
1992Nico Booken, director (Jewish Labor Social), dies
1992Jim Alaimo, vocalist, dies after heart surgery at 53
1992Doug Delauder, entertainer, dies
1993George "Spanky" McFarland, child actor (Our Gang), dies at age 65
1994Nicholas Warner, test Pilot, dies at 51
1995Sicco Mansholt, pres Commission of Europe (1972-1973), dies
1995Phyllis Hyman, R&B/Jazz singer (Prime of My Life), suicides at 45
1995Georgi Timofeyevich Beregovoi, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 3), dies at 74
1995Gale Gordon, comedian (Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy), dies at 89
1995Barney Simon, theatre director/writer, dies at 63
1996Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet, dies at 76
1996Margaux Hemingway, model/actress (Lipstick), commits suicide at 41
1996Michael Parkin, journalist, dies at 74
1996Norman Aldridge, biochemical toxicologist, dies at 76

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