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1303 Flemings conquers Middelburg
1471 Battle of Tewkesbury - King Edward IV vs Ex-queen Margaretha
1493 Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain & Portugal
1494 Christopher Columbus lands in Jamaica
1540 Venice & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople
1572 Veere sides with Geuzen
1626 Indians sell Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth & buttons
1626 Peter Minuit becomes director-general of New Netherlands
1634 Johan van Walbeecks fleet departs to West-Indies
1652 Battle at Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels
1715 French manufacturer debuts 1st folding umbrella (Paris)
1728 Georg F Händels opera "Tolomeo, re di Egitto," premieres in London
1747 Willem IV appointed viceroy of Overijssel
1776 Rhode Island declares independence from England
1780 American Academy of Arts & Science founded
1780 Charles Bunbury on Diomed wins 1st Epsom Derby
1783 Herschel reports seeing a red glow near lunar crater Aristarchus
1805 Henry C Overing buys 80 acres of Throggs Neck in Bronx
1814 Bourbon reign restored in France
1818 Netherlands & England sign treaty against illegal slave handling
1834 Charles Darwin's expedition reaches 200 km from Atlantic Ocean
1839 The Cunard Steamship Company Ltd forms San Bonifacio
1843 Great-Britain annexes Natal
1846 US state Michigan ends death penalty
1847 NY State creates a Board of Commissioners of Emigration
1851 1st major SF fire
1858 War of Reform (México); Liberals establish capital at Vera Cruz
1861 At Gretna LA, one of 1st guns of Rebel navy is cast
1862 Yorktown, VA - McClellan halted his troop before town as it is full of armed torpedoes left by CS Brig general Gabrial Rains
1862 -5] Battle at Williamsburg, Virginia
1863 Battle of Chancellorsville-action at Salem Church
1863 End of Chancellorsville - Beaten Union army withdraws
1864 Ulysses S Grant crosses Rapidan & begins his duel with Robert E Lee
1864 Gen Grant's Army at Potomac attacks at Rappahannock
1864 -16] actions at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia
1865 Battle of Citronville, AL; Richard Taylor surrenders
1865 Battle of Mobile, AL
1866 Woodward's Gardens opens to public
1871 1st baseball league game (National Association of Baseball Players), (Ft Wayne 2, Cleveland 0) Deacon Jim White gets 1st hit, a double
1878 Phonograph shown for 1st time at Grand Opera House
1883 John Gordon Cashmans begins "Vicksburg Evening Post" (Miss)
1886 Haymarket riot in Chicago; bomb kills 7 policemen
1888 Italy & Spain sign military covenant
1893 Cowboy Bob Pickett invents bulldogging
1896 Grease fire ignites « ton of dynamite at Cripple Creek Colorado
1896 1st edition of London Daily Mail (« penny)
1897 23rd Kentucky Derby: Buttons Garner aboard Typhoon II wins in 2:12«
1897 Fire in Paris bazaar at Rue Jean Goujon kills 200
1898 24th Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Plaudit wins in 2:09
1899 25th Kentucky Derby: Fred Taral aboard Manuel wins in 2:12
1910 Tel Aviv founded
1910 Canadian parliament accept creation of Royal Canadian Navy
1910 Canadian Currency Act, 1910, receives Royal Assent
1912 Italian mariners occupy Turkish Island of Rhodes
1915 Italy drops Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungaryb & Germany
1916 At request of US, Germany curtails its submarine warfare
1917 Arabs sack Tel Aviv
1918 Yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4
1919 1st legal Sunday baseball game in NYC (Phillies beat Giants 4-3)
1919 FVC soccer team forms
1919 Giants play their 1st legal Sunday home game, 35,000 see Phils win 4-3
1922 KNX-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions
1923 NY state revokes Prohibition law
1923 Bloody street battles between nazi's, socialist & police in Vienna
1924 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France
1924 German Republic election fascists & communists win
1925 League of Nations conference on arms control & poison gas usage
1926 General strike hits Britain
1927 Nicaragua agrees to a US supervised presidential election in 1928
1927 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences forms
1927 1st balloon flight over 40,000 feet (Scott Field, Ill)
1929 Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive HRs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9
1931 Mustafa Kemal Pasja becomes Turkish president
1932 Al Capone, convict of income tax evasion, enters Atlanta Penitentiary
1933 Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (Conquistador)
1935 61st Kentucky Derby: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:05
1936 Pulitzer prize awarded to Harold L Davis (Honey in the Horn)
1938 Douglas Hyde (a protestant) becomes 1st president of Eire
1940 21 "not neutral" nazis & communists arrested in Netherlands
1940 66th Kentucky Derby: Carroll Bierman aboard Gallahadion wins in 2:05
1942 Pulitzer prize awarded to Ellen Glasgow (In this our Life)
1942 German occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages
1942 Food 1st rationed in US
1942 Battle of Coral Sea begun (1st sea battle fought solely in air)
1943 NL Ford Frick demonstrates revised balata ball to reporters by bouncing it on his office carpet ball proves to be 50% livelier
1945 German troops in Netherlands, Denmark & Norway surrender
1946 5 die in a 2 day riot at Alcatraz prison in SF bay
1946 72nd Kentucky Derby: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:06.6
1946 Wash's Cecil Travis gets 6 straight hits before being stopped
1948 The Hague Court of Justice convicts Hans Rauter (SS) to the death
1949 Air crash at Turijn (whole Torino-soccer team survives)
1952 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Fresno Golf Open
1953 Pulitzer prize awarded to E Hemingway (Old Man & The Sea)
1954 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1956 Queen Juliana unveils National Monument to Dams in Amsterdam
1956 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1957 Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam
1957 Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show
1957 83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2
1958 Alberto Lleras Camargo chosen president of Colombia
1959 1st Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win
1959 Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (JB)
1960 1st great Delta dam closes, North-South Beveland
1961 13 Freedom riders began bus trip through South
1961 1st on-the-road Spacemobile lecture given.
1961 CORE begins freedom rides from Washington, DC
1961 Malcolm Ross & Victor Prather reach 34,668 m (record) in balloon
1961 South-Africa ANC-leader John Nkadimeng arrested
1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1963 89th Kentucky Derby: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:01.8
1963 Pitcher Bob Shaw sets record of 5 balks in a game
1964 Pulitzer prize awarded to Richard Hofstadter (Anti-intellectualism)
1964 KIII TV channel 3 in Corpus Christi, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 70 GATT-countries confer in Geneva
1964 "Another World" & "As the World Turns" premieres on TV
1965 Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record
1966 Soviet govt signs accord about building Fiat factory in USSR
1967 Lunar Orbiter 4 launched by US; begins orbiting Moon May 7
1968 Dancer Image DQ due to drugs after winning 94th Kent Derby in 2:02«
1968 94th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins
1968 1st ABA championship: Pitts Pipers beat NO Buccaneers, 4 games to 3
1969 Charles Gordone's "No Place to be Somebody," premieres in NYC
1969 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
1969 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
1970 Pulitzer prize awarded to Erik H Erikson (Gandhi's Truth)
1970 Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt
1970 National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio
1972 Vietcong forms revolutionary govt in Quang Tri South Vietnam
1973 Wings release "Red Rose Speedway" in UK
1973 Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20 innings
1973 Patriarch Shenuda II of Kopitisch church visits the pope
1973 Longest game in Veterans' Stadium, Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20
1973 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Millie Martorella
1973 1st TV network female nudity-Steambath (PBS)-Valerie Perrine
1974 100th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr. aboard Cannonade wins in 2:04
1975 Maria Astrologes wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1975 Houston's Bob Watson scores baseball's one-millionth run of all time
1975 Flyers 1-Isles 0-Semis-Flyers hold 3-0 lead-Isles held to 14 shots
1975 Ed Bullins' "Taking of Miss Jane," premieres in NYC
1976 "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 7 perfs
1976 Kiss performs their 1st concert
1978 Russian president Brezhnev visits West-Germany
1979 NASA launches Fltsatcom-2
1979 Margaret Thatcher elected prime minister of England
1979 Jackie Mercer wins her 4th golf title 31 years after her 1st
1980 Dodgers bat out of order against Phillies in 1st inning
1980 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC Women's Internationalional Golf Tournament
1980 White Sox 1st baseman Mike Squires catches final inning of 11-1 loss to Brewers, becoming 1st lefty to catch since Dale Long in 1958
1981 Yankee Ron Davis strikes out 8 consecutive Angels, ran record of 13 strikeouts of last 14 faced, also saved Gene Nelsons 1st win, 4-2
1981 Silvana Cruciata runs 15k female world record (49:44.0)
1981 Rockline premieres on KLOS FM in Los Angeles
1982 British torpedo boat Sheffield off Falkland hit by Exocet rocket
1982 Nordiques 2-Isles 4-Semifinals-Isles win series 4-0
1982 Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans
1983 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1984 Dave Kingman's fly ball never comes down (stuck in Metrodome ceiling)
1985 111th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Spend A Buck wins 2:00.2
1986 President Babrak Karmal resigns as party leader of Afghanistan
1988 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1989 US space shuttle STS-30 launched
1989 US launches Magellan to Venus
1989 Junior Felix of Toronto becomes 53rd to hit HR on 1st at bat
1990 Angela Bowie reveals that ex husband David slept with Mick Jagger
1990 Latvia's parliament votes 138-0 (1 abstention) for Independence
1990 Oriole Gregg Olson sets relief pitcher rec of 41 cons scoreless inns
1990 Pakistan beat Aust by 36 runs to win Austral-Asia Cup, Sharjah
1991 Pres Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat
1991 NY Mets M Sasser & Mark Carreon are 8th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1991 Morris K Udall, (Rep-D-Ariz), resigns due to Parkinson disease
1991 Indians' Chris James sets club record for most RBIs in a game (9)
1991 Actress Sharon Gless & producer Barney Rosenzeig wed
1991 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Doug Kent
1991 117th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley aboard Strike the Gold wins in 2:03
1993 "Angels in America-Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 perfs
1994 Arsenal wins 34th Europe Cup II
1994 Courtney Love cleared of drug charges
1996 Greg Pavlik one-hits Tigers making the Rangers 1st AL team to pitch back-to-back one-hitters since the Washington Senators in 1917
1996 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Ernie Schlegel
1996 122nd Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Grindstone wins in 2:01
1997 Bruno's Memorial Senior Golf Classic
1997 Phil Blackmar wins 50th Houston golf Open
1997 Sprint Titleholders LPGA Championship
1997 Tammie Green wins LPGA Sprint Titlehoders Championship

Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1006Abd-Allah Ansari, Persian mystic/poet (Monadjat)
1611Carlo Rainaldi, composer
1622Juan de Valdés Leal, Spanish painter/sculptor
1631Mary I Henriette Stuart, daughter of Charles I/queen of England
1635Willem van Outhoorn, Dutch governor-general (Dutch East Indies)
1655Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori, Italy, piano builder
1738Josef Kohaut, composer
1744Marianne von Martinez, composer
1763Franz Stanislaus Spindler, composer
1769Charles Hague, composer
1776Johann Friedrich Herbart, Germany, philosopher/psychologist
1777Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens, composer
1796Horace Mann, US, educator/author/editor (pioneered public schools)
1796Joseph Pannell Taylor, Brig General (Union Army), died in 1864
1820Joseph Whitaker, England, publisher, founded Whitaker's Almanack
1820Julia Gardiner Tyler, 2nd wife of Pres John Tyler (1841-45)
1825Thomas Henry Huxley, scientist/humanist/Darwinist
1826Frederick Church, US romantic landscape painter (Hudson River Sch)
1835Edmund Hart Turpin, composer
1846Emile Gallé, French glass/marble/ceramic artist (Gallé Glaze)
1860Emil Nikolaus Von Reznicek, Vienna Austria, composer (Donna Diana)
1867Dynam-Victor Fumet, composer
1871Mynona, writer
1875Ramiro de Maeztu y Whitney, Spanish writer (Don Quixote & Celestine)
1875Reggie Schwartz, cricketer (1st of great South African googlists)
1877Arthur Lang, US, boxer/businessman (Died Aug 8, 1992 at 115)
1881Aleksandr F Kerenski, Russian premier (1917-Prelude to Bolshevism)
1882Wilhelm Lehmann, writer
1889Francis J Spellman, US Cardinal
1891Frederick Jacobi, composer
1891Johan W F Werumeus Buning, Dutch poet (Daily Bread)
1893Edgar Dearing, Ceres CA, actor (Abraham Lincoln, Free & Easy)
1893Royal Butler, [Edwin Richey], Atlanta GA, actor
1902Rodney Meredith Thomas, architect/painter
1902Cvjetko Rihtman, composer
1902Cola [Nicolas] Debrot, Bonaire governor (Neth Antilles)/author
1903Luther Adler, NYC, actor (Dr Bernard Altman-Psychiatrist)
1905M ty s Seiber, Budapest Hungary, composer (Scherzando)
1906Esmond Knight, East Sheen England, actor (Hamlet, Sleeping Murder)
1909Howard Da Silva, [Silverblatt], Cleve Oh, actor (Ben Franklin-1776)
1909Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright
1910Mady Alfredo, [Maria M the Brieder], actress (Alicia)
1912Lou Brown, Bkln, orch leader (Jerry Lewis Show)
1914Emmanuel Roblès, Algerian-Fren journalist/playwright (Lesson Hauteurs)
1914Abdel Karim Kassem, general/premier/dictator of Iraq (1958-63)
1915Curt Conway, Boston MA, actor (Raw Deal)
1915Pedro Saenz, composer
1916Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer
1917Edward Toner Cone, composer
1918Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking
1919Mary Ann McCall, singer
1919Dimiter Petkov, composer
1921John van Kesteren, Dutch tenor (Komische Oper, West-Berlin)
1921Patsy Garrett, Atlantic City NJ, actress (Nanny & the Professor)
1922John Paul Hammerschmidt, (Rep-R-AR, 1967- )
1924Peter Aldersley, actor/disc jockey
1924Tat'yana Petrovna Nikolayeva, composer
1925Peter Blum, German/South African/English poet (Capricorn)
1926Milton "Milt" Thompson, US NASA-test pilot/chief-engineer (X-15)
1926G Reinshagen, writer
1928Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg SC, golfer (US Womens Open-51, 53, 57, 60)
1928Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president (1981- )
1928Maynard Ferguson, Verdun Quebec, jazz trumpeter (Roulette)
1929Audrey Hepburn, Brussels Belgium, (Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady)
1930Roberta Peters, NYC, operatic soprano (NY Met)
1931Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Moscow Russia, conductor (USSR State Radio)
1931Ed Cassidy, drummer (Spirit-I Got A Line on You)
1932Fausto Razzi, composer
1934Pete Barbutti, Scranton Pa, comedian (Garry Moore Show)
1936El Cordobés, [Manuel Benítez], Spanish toreador
1937Hans Ulrich Lehmann, composer
1938Tyrone Davis, US R&B singer (Are you serious)
1938William J Bennett, US Secretary of Education (1985-88)
1939Amos Oz, Jerusalem Israel, author (My Michael)
1940Dick Curl, Chester Pa, offensive coordinator coach (Barcelona Dragons)
1941George F Will, political analyst (Night Line)
1942Ronnie Bond, drummer (Troggs-Wild Thing)
1943Nickolas Ashford, SC, singer (Ashford & Simpson-Solid as a Rock)
1943Stella Parton, sister of Dolly Parton/singer (A Woman's Touch)
1944Dave, [Otto Levenbach], Dutch singer (Du coté the Chez Swann)
1944Paul Gleason, Jersey City NJ, actor (Breakfast CLub, Die Hard)
1944Peggy Santiglia McGannon, NJ, rocker (Angels)
1945Monika van Paemel, Belgian writer (Accursed Fathers)
1945George Wadenius, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1946Renee Powell, LPGA golfer
1948Billy O'Donnell, harness racer driver of year (1984)
1949Gerrit J P van Otterloo, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1949Sybil Danning, [Danninger], Weis Austria, actress (Chained Heat)
1949Zal Cleminson, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
1950René CM van Asten, Dutch actor (Herenstraat 10)
1950Hilly Hicks, LA Calif, actor (Roll Out, Roots)
1950Darryl Hunt, English pop bassist (Pogues-Pair of Brown Eyes)
1951Gene Greenwood, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
1951Jackie Jackson, [Sigmund], Gary In, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC)
1954Julie Budd, Bkln, singer (Child of Plenty)
1956Jackie Bertsch, LPGA golfer
1956Michael L Gernhardt, Mansfield OH, astronaut (STS 69, 83, 94, sk 100)
1956Ulrike Meyfarth, Frankfurt W Germany, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
1957Richard E Grant, Swaziland, actor (Posse, Bram Stoker's Dracula)
1957Peter Sleep, cricketer (Australian leg-spin all-rounder 1979-90)
1958Keith Haring, Kutztown Pa, graffiti artist (Vanity Fair, Paris Review)
1959Randy Travis, Marshville NC, country singer (Diggin' Up Bones)
1959Robert Raymond Tway, Oklahoma City OK, PGA golfer (1986 Shearson)
1959Rohn Stark, NFL punter (Pitts Steelers)
1960Martyn Moxon, cricketer (England batsman in ten Tests 1986-89)
1961Mary Elizabeth McDonough, Van Nuys Cal, actress (Erin-Waltons)
1961Jay Aston, rocker
1961Eugene Daniel, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens)
1962Tracy Vaccaro, Glendale Calif, playmate (October, 1983)
1964Goran Prpic, Yugoslavia, tennis star
1965Adri Bogers, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
1966Monica Tranel [Michini], Billings Mont, rower (Olympics-96)
1967Matthew Crane, Kimberton Pa, actor (Matt Cory-Another World)
1967John Child, East York Ontario, beach volleyballer (Olympics-bronze-96)
1967Derek MacCready, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
1968Andre Collins, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
1968Eddie Perez, Cuidad Ojeda Venezuela, catcher (Atlanta Braves)
1968Kevin Todd, Winnipeg, NHL center (LA Kings)
1970Dawn Staley, Phila, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)
1971Derrick Clark, NFL/WLAF fullback (Broncos, Rhein Fire)
1971Steve Glenn, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1972Marc Lamb, WLAF T (London Monarchs)
1972Gretchen Ulion, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
1972Ethan Watts, Phila, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)
1973Edward Hervey, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
1973Matthew Barnaby, Ottawa, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
1973Melissa Boyd, Miss Ohio USA (1996)
1973Michelle Martinez, Dallas Texas, Miss America (Texas-Top 10-1997)
1975Pablo Ruiz, Buenos Aires Arg, spanish singer
1976Heather Kozar, Akron OH, playmate (Jan, 1998)

Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
1594Paul Buys, Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies at 62
1604Claudio Merulo, composer, dies at 71
1605Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist/medical, dies at 82
1752Pieter Snyers, Flemish painter/engraver, dies at 71
1770Christian Gottfried Krause, composer, dies at 51
1832Jan van Speyck, Dutch admiral, buried in New Church
1855Camille Pleyel, Austria piano builder/composer, dies at 66
1860Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, composer, dies
1879William Froude, Brit civil eng/shipbuilder (F Integer), dies at 68
1885Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic, monarch of Serbia (1842-58), dies at 78
1891Sherlock Holmes, "dies" at Reichenbach Falls
1893George Washington Hewitt, composer, dies at 82
1928Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch), dies at 63
1929Henry Morton Dunham, composer, dies at 75
1935Lodewijk Scharpé, Flemish literature historian, dies at 65
1938Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist/writer (Nobel 1935), dies at 48
1953Edward B B Shanks, British poet/critic, dies at 60
1953Thomas Tertius Noble, composer, dies at 85
1955Georges Enescu, Romanian/French violist/composer (Oedipe), dies at 73
1955Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer, dies at 75
1961Anita Stewart, dies of heart attack at 66
1965Norman Brokenshire, TV moderator (Four Square Court), dies at 66
1966Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer, dies at 69
1967Bengt Axel von Torne, composer, dies at 75
1969F Osbert S Sitwell, English poet (Who Killed Cock Robin?), dies at 76
19704 students, at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard
1971Louis de Bree, [Louis C Davids], Dutch actor (Bluejackets), dies at 87
1971Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor, dies at 83
1971Donald Dexter Van Slyke, US chemist (Cyanosis), dies at 88
1973Jane Bowles, writer, dies at 56
1974Israel Citkowitz, composer, dies at 65
1974John Wengraf, actor (Pride & Passion, 12 to the Moon), dies at 77
1975Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 77
1980Kay Hammond, actress (Blithe SPirit, 5 Golden Hours), dies
1980Josip Broz Tito, leader of Yugoslavia (1943-80), dies at 87
1981Bobby Sands, Irish IRA-terrorist, dies after hunger strike
1983Nino Sanzogno, composer, dies at 72
1984Diana Dors, actress (Berserk!), dies at 52 of cancer
1987Paul Butterfield, singer/harmonica player, dies of drug abuse at 44
1987Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist/writer, dies at 59
1987Cathryn Damon, actress (Mary Campbell-Soap), dies at 56
1990Don Appell, dies
1991Dennis Crosby, son of Bing, commits suicide at 54
1992Henri Guillemin, French historian, dies at 89
1992Ismael Galeano, "Commandant Franklyn" (Contra), dies
1992Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 50
1994Karl Francis Hettinger, onion Field survivor, dies at 59
1995Lewis T Preston, banker, dies at 68
1995Louis Krasner, violinist, dies at 91
1996Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist, dies at 87
1996Stanley William Reed, cineaste, dies at 85
1997Alvy Moore, actor/producer (Mr Kimball-Green Acres), dies at 75
1997Vijayananda Dahanayake, PM of Sri Lanka (1959-60), dies

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