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0701 John VI of Greece begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0942 Alberic nominates Pope Marinus II (Martinus III)
1077 German king Henry IV gives away bisdom Utrecht county Staveren
1270 8th & last crusade is launched
1389 French king Charles VI visits pope Clemens VII
1468 Charles the Stout occupies & plunders Luik
1485 King Henry VII Tudor crowned "Yeomen of the Guard"
1489 Peace of Tours, between emperor Maximilian I & Flemings
1493 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Dominica
1503 Queen Isabella of Spain bans violence against indians
1534 English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church - a role formerly held by the Pope
1611 Gustaaf II Adolf (17) becomes king of Sweden
1629 King Charles I gives Bahamas to Sir Robert Heath
1697 Germany signs French/English/Spanish/Neth/Brandenburgs peace treaty ending 9 year War
1739 England declares war on Spain: War of Jenkin's Ear [NS=Oct 19]
1768 1st Methodist church in US initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC)
1772 Capt Cook arrives with ship Resolution in Capetown
1775 1st navy in US forms
1851 Alfred de Mussets "Bettine," premieres in Paris
1862 Dr Richard Gatling patents machine gun
1864 Helena, Montana's capital, founded
1866 Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington Missouri ($2000)
1868 John Menard of Louisiana is 1st black elected to Congress
1871 Phila Athletics beat Chicago for 1st Natl Assn baseball pennant
1873 P T Barnum's circus, "Greatest Show on Earth," debuts (NYC)
1883 Austria-Hungary/Germany/Romania signs military treaty
1886 Great-Britain/Germany divide boundaries in East-Africa
1888 In London, Jack the Ripper murders his last victim
1888 John J Loud patents ballpoint pen
1888 Ndebele-king Lobengula grants Cecil Rhodes, Mashonaland 100 per month
1893 Senate approves repealing Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890
1894 Daniel Cooper patents time clock
1896 Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes 1st female senator
1899 Battle at Ladysmith Natal: Boers beat lt-general Whites army
1899 British Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill reaches Capetown
1900 1st-ever US auto show opens in Madison Square Garden in NYC
1901 Battle at Bakenlaagte: lt-col Bensons unit vs Boers
1905 "October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties
1905 GB Shaw's "Mrs Warren's Profession," premieres in NYC
1905 Tsar of Russia accepts 1st Duma (Parliament)
1911 Clark Griffith is named manager of Wash Senators
1914 Allied offensive at Ypres (Belgium) begins
1917 British govt gives final approval to Balfour Declaration
1918 Slovakia asks for creation of Czechoslovakian state
1919 Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball
1922 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 & is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)
1922 Mussolini forms govt in Italy
1925 KUT-AM in Austin TX begins radio transmissions
1930 Turkey & Greece sign a treaty of friendship
1931 W2XB TV channel 1 in NYC, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1938 Orson Welles panics a nation with broadcast of "War of the Worlds"
1939 USSR & Germany agree on partitioning Poland, Hitler deports Jews
1939 German U boat fails on attack of English battleship Nelson with Winston Churchill, Dudley Pound & Charles Forbes aboard
1940 Cole Porters musical "Panama hattie," premieres in NYC
1941 USS Reuben James torpedoed by Germans, even though US is not in war
1942 8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault
1942 US aircraft carrier Enterprise reaches Nouma
1943 Italian director Federico Fellini marries actress Giulietta Masina
1943 Molotov-Eden-Cordell Hull accord over operations at UN
1943 Soviet forces under Tolbuchin stick Sivash-bay about
1944 Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring," premieres in Wash DC
1944 Anne Frank (of Diary fame) is deported from Auschwitz to Belsen
1944 Last transport for Auschwitz arrives in Birkenau
1944 Scottish Highlanders liberate Waalwijk
1944 Sweden announces intention to stay neutral & refuse sanctuary in WW II
1944 Tholen Island freed
1945 Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals
1945 US government announces end of shoe rationing
1947 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva
1947 Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris
1948 20 die & 6,000 made ill by smog in Donora Pennsylvania
1948 Operation Hiram: Israelis take control of Galilee
1949 "Lost in the Stars" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 281 perfs
1949 Kurt Weill & Maxwell Anderson's musical premieres in NYC
1950 David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres
1951 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1952 Clarence Birdseye sells 1st frozen peas
1953 Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George C Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize
1954 Defense Department announces elimination of all segregated regiments
1954 Linus Pauling won the Nobel prize in chemistry
1954 US Armed Forces end segregation of races
1955 Imtiaz Ahmed scores 209 v NZ, the record for a no 8 batsman
1956 Israel captures Egyptian militay post at El-Thamad
1956 Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to a real estate group They agree to stay until 1959, with an option to stay until 1961
1957 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow
1957 Soviet Union launches, Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika
1957 WLWI (now WTHR) TV channel 13 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) 1st broadcast
1957 WYTV TV channel 33 in Youngstown, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1960 Guatemala's "La Hora" reports plan for invasion on Cuba
1961 Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb
1961 UN unanimously elects U Thant acting secretary general of the UN
1961 Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square
1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 Morocco & Algeria signs cease fire
1963 Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP award
1964 Tran Van Huong appointed premier of South Vietnam
1965 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Las Cruces Golf Open
1965 Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia
1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open
1967 Arthur Allyn says White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968
1967 Ferdinand Bracke bicycles world record time (48,093 km)
1967 USSR Kosmos 186 & 188 make 1st automatic docking & Venmera 13 launch
1968 Jaqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios
1968 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Lars Onsager (thermodynamics)
1968 Nobel prize for physics awarded to Luis Alvarez (bubble chamber)
1968 Queen Juliana opens IJ tunnel in Amsterdam
1969 WXPO (now WNDS) TV channel 50 in Manchester, NH (IND) 1st broadcast
1970 KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1972 45 die in a train crash in Chicago Ill
1972 Worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago
1973 Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award
1974 Calif Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)
1974 Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award
1974 Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire
1975 Giants pitcher John "the Count of" Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year
1975 John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals
1975 Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
1975 NY Daily News runs headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead"
1976 "Going Up" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 49 performances
1976 Jane Pauley becomes news co-anchor of Today Show
1976 Rev Joseph Evans elected president of United Church of Christ
1977 Panama 747SP lands after polar flight around Earth in record 54:07
1978 Laura Nickel & Curt Noll find 25th Mersenne prime, 2 ^ 21701-1
1978 Uganda troops attack Tanzania
1979 NASA launches space vehicle S-203
1979 Richard Arrington elected mayor of Birmingham
1980 Honduras & El Salvador settle their boundary dispute
1980 NASA launches Flt Satcom-4
1982 Portugal revises constitution
1984 Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins AL Cy Young Award
1985 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61-A)-Challenger 9-launched
1986 Discovery moves to OPF where more than 200 modification are made
1988 2 gambling clubs & 1 player share 61.38 M California lotto jackpot
1988 Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
1988 Jim Elliott (US) completes 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
1988 NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time
1989 August A Busch III becomes CEO of St Louis Cards
1989 Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)
1990 England-France complete "Chunnel"
1991 Colombian govt negotiate with M-19-guerrilla
1991 Mark Sauer becomes CEO of Pitts Pirates
1991 Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid Spain
1991 Singer Clint Black (34) weds actress Lisa Hartman (29)
1992 MTA begins installing automated fare collection turnstiles
1993 Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
1994 Leftist coalition wins Marcedonia parliamentary election
1994 Thomas Nicely reports bug in Intel's Pentium-processor on Internet
1994 US wins Nichirei LPGA Golf International
1995 Quebec Referendum votes to remain part of Canada
1997 "Cherry Orchard," opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
1997 Shirley Allen, 51, held Illinois police off for 39 days captured

Famous birthdays for this day Events  Deaths

1391Eduard, [Dom Duarte], King of Portugal (1433-38)/author
1576Enrico C Davila, Padua Italy, writer (Storia delguerre civili Francia)
1612Paul Wirtz, [Wrtz], German/Neth army commander
1620Michael de Ronghe, composer
1632Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright (School for Scandal) (or 1751)
1683George II [August], King of Great-Britain (1727-60)
1712Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, German painter
1735Edward Miller, composer
1735John Adams, Braintree (Quincy) Mass, 2nd president USA (1797-1801)
1741Angelica Kauffmann, Swiss painter
1787Karl Guhr, composer
1790Karol Joseph Lipinski, composer
1790Rinse Posthumus, Frisian writer
1807James Samuel Wadsworth, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1817Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Jahresbericht of Chemistry)
1821Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques, composer
1821Fjodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Idiot) [NS=11/11]
1829Roscoe Conkling, MC (Union), died in 1888
1830Franois Crpin, Belgian botany
1830John Stevens Bowen, Major General (Confederate Army) died in 1863
1839Alfred Sisley, French impressionist painter
1840Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano
1840William G Sumner, US sociologist/political analyst
1843A G Henri Regnault, French water colors painter
1845Gustav Weber, composer
1848Zinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian vice-admiral
1849Johan Willem, son of Dutch princess Marianne & coachman
1857John H Aberson, 1st chancellor (Dutch Agricultural University)
1864Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, composer
1869Lawrence Grant, Bournemouth England, actor (Bulldog Drummond)
1871Paul Valry, France, poet/essayist/critic (La Jeune)
1873Francisco Madero, Mexico, revolutionary, president (1911-13)
1879Eily Malyon, London, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch, Devotion)
1880Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal)
1881Lena Christ, writer
1882William "Bull" F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific)
1884Rudolf Forster, Grobming Austria, actor (Threepenny Opera)
1885Ezra Loomis Pound, Hailey Idaho, poet (Cantos)
1887Eduardo Ciannelli, Italy, actor (Waldo-Johnny Staccato)
1887Georg Heym, writer
1893Charles Atlas, [Angelo Siciliano], US, bodybuilder
1893Jan M Romein, Dutch historian (Low Countries at Sea)
1893Willi Apel, German/US musicologist (Harvard dictionary of music)
1894Peter Warlock, composer
1896Anatoly Grigor'yevich Novikov, composer
1896Ruth Gordon, Mass, actress (Rosemary's Baby, Harold & Maude)
1899Ernst H Ridder van Rappard, Dutch SS officer/founder (NSNAP)
1900Augustin Lara, composer
1902Armin Kaufmann, composer
1903Konrad Friedrich Noetel, composer
1904Alfred Gradstein, composer
1904Paul D Stoop, US vice-admiral (WW II-Coral Sea)
1905Christian Darnton, composer
1907Albert Rice Leventhal, publisher (Little Golden Books)
1907Gyrgy Rnki, Budapest Hungary, composer (Hemberek)
1907Renzo Cesana, Rome Italy, TV host (First Date, Continental)
1908Franco Margola, composer
1908Stuart Hamblen, Texas, singer/composer (This Old House)
1910Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spain, poet (Viento del Pueblo)
1912Preston Lockwood, actor (House of Windsor, Black Candle)
1913Joris No, Flemish literary
1914Marion Ladewig, Mich, bowler (9 time woman bowler of year 1950-63)
1914Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer/author (Mozart biography)
1914Patsy Montana Ruby Blevins, singer
1915Pierre Wissmer, Swiss composer (Capitaine Bruno)
1917Ruth Hussey, Providence RI, actress (Another Thin Man, Phila Story)
1918Robert Feller, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, led AL in strikeouts 7 times)
1918Ted Williams, hitter (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47)
1919Jane Randolph, singer, backup for Tony Orlando (Dawn)
1921Charles Bronson, actor (Magnificent Seven, Dirty Dozen, Deathwish)
1924Hannelore Weygrand, German FR, equestrian dressage (Oly-silver-1956)
1924Serge Golovine, French ballet choreographer (Death of Narcissus)
1925Gus Savage, (Rep-D-IL, 1981- )
1925Teo Macero, composer
1927Joseph Wilbur Adcock, manager/player (Braves)
1928Ernest Flatt, choreographer (Carol Burnett Show)
1928Michael Andrews, painter
1928William Campbell, Newark NJ, actor (Jerry-Cannonball, Luke-Dynasty)
1929Joan Ganz Cooney, founder (Children's Television Workshop)
1930Clifford Brown, [Brownie], US jazz trumpeter/composer
1930Marilyn Alex, Hollywood Calif, actress (Molly-Young & Restless)
1931David Wilson, director of British Museum (1977-92)
1931Dick Gautier, LA Calif, actor (Hymie-Get Smart, Mr Terrific)
1931John Macchia, CA, actor (Beach Blanket Bingo, Beach Party)
1932Louis Malle, France, director (Atlantic City, Black Moon, Viva Maria)
1933Ken Berry, actor (Sam-Mayberry RFD, Vinton-Mama's Family)
1933Michael S Dukakis, (Gov-D-Mass)/presidential candidate (D-1988)
1934Hamilton Camp, London, actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2)
1935Michael Winner, producer/director (Big Sleep, Death Wish)
1936Jim Perry, pitcher (Cy Young Award 1970)
1936Roy Emerson, tennis player (won 12 Majors in singles from 1961-67)
1937Claude Lelouch, movie director (A Man & A Woman, Cat & Mouse, Bolero)
1937Pat Williams, (Rep-D-Montana, 1979- )
1939Eddie Holland, US singer/songwriter (Jamie, Leaving Here)
1939Grace Slick, Chicago, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane-White Rabbit)
1939Norman West, US singer (Soul Children, Hearsay, Give 'em Love)
1940Ed Lauter, Long Beach NY, actor (Sheriff Cain-BJ & the Bear)
1940Miguel Caldern-Gmez, Havana, basketball player (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1941Otis Williams, rocker (Temptations)
1942Sven-David Sandstrom, composer
1943Joanna Shimkus, Halifax NS, actress (Marriage of a Young Stockbroker)
1945Glenn Poshard, (Rep-D-Illinois)
1945Henry Winkler, NYC, actor (Fonz-Happy Days, Night Shift)
1946Andrea Mitchell, NYC, newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA)
1946Chris Slade, rocker (AC/DC)
1946Ian McGeechan, Scottish rugby player
1946Lynne Marta, Phila Pa, actress (Love American Style)
1946Robert L "Hoot" Gibson, Cooperstown NY, USN/ast (STS 41B,61C,27,47,71)
1947Chris Komar, dancer
1947Timothy B Schmidt, Oakland CA, rocker (Eagles)
1949David Green, Melbourne Australia, rock bassist (Air Supply)
1949Larry Holmes, boxer/heavyweight champ (1978-85)
1949Otis Williams, [Otis Miles], TX, rock vocalist (Temptations)
1950John T Doolittle, (Rep-R-California)
1950Louise Duart, Quincy MA, comedienne (Paramount Comedy Theater # 5)
1950Phil Chenier, NBA guard (Wash Bullets)
1951Frank Pallone Jr, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
1951Harry Hamlin, Pasadena Calif, actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law)
1953Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, Moscow, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16)
1953Charles Martin Smith, Van Nuys CA, actor (American Graffiti)
1953Kathleen Cody, Bronx NY, actress (Charley & the Angel)
1953Peter Hoekstra, (Rep-R-Michigan)
1954JoAnne Russell, Miami Fla, tennis player (Wibeldon Double 1977)
1954T Graham Brown, Arabi Ga, country singer (Come as you Were)
1955Shanna Reed, KC Kansas, actress (Major Dad, Mirrors)
1956Juliet Stevenson, Essex England, actress (Secret Rapture, Life Story)
1956Leslie Webb, equestrian dressage (Olympics-96)
1956Tim Roemer, (Rep-D-Indiana)
1957Aleksandr Ivanovich Lazutkin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)
1958Kevin Pollak, SF, comedian (Usual Suspects, Grumpy Old Men)
1960David Valle, Bayside NY, catcher (Texas Rangers)
1960Diego A Maradona, Argentina/Italy soccer player (World Cup)
1960Kim Thompson, Bath England, actress (Stealing Heaven)
1960Monica Bellucci, Citta di Castello Italy, actress (Dracula)
1961Hans Segers, soccer goaltender (PSV, Nottingham Forest, Wimbledon)
1962Courtney Walsh, cricketer (WI pace bowler, hat-trick v Aust 1988)
1962Danny Tartabull, Miami FL, outfielder (NY Yankees, Chic White Sox)
1962Mark Portugal, LA Calif, pitcher (Cin Reds)
1963Jerry de Borg, English pop guitarist (Jesus Jones-Real, Real, Real)
1963Kristina Malandro Wagner, actress (Felicia Jones-General Hospital)
1963Mike Veletta, cricketer (West Aussie opening bat, 8 Tests for Aust)
1963Todd Sand, Burbank Calif, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994)
1964Sandra H Magnus, Belleville Il, PhD/astronaut
1965Charnele Brown, East Hampton NY, actress (Kim-A Different World)
1965Kevin Edwards, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
1967Brenda Catherine Lawson, Wanganui NZ, double scull rower (Olympics-96)
1967Pat Elynuik, Foam Lake, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators)
1967Ty Detmer, quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
1969Brittany Gae Thompson, Portland Oregon, Miss Oregon-America (1991)
1969Mayumi Hirase, Kumamoto Japan, LPGA golfer (Japan Jr-1985, 86, 87)
1970Dino Philyaw, NFL running back (NE Patriots)
1970James Pedro, Danvers Mass, lightweight judoka (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
1970Kevin Johnson, NFL defensive tackle (Phila Eagles, Oakland Raiders)
1970Nia Long, Bkln NY, actress (Guiding Light, Made in America, Soul Food)
1970Patrice Tardif, Thetford Mines, NHL center (LA Kings)
1970Stefan Gamlin, WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970Suvat Karadag, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1970Wim Bubberman, soccer player (Sparta)
1971Edward "Ted" Murphy, Boston Mass, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
1971Henry Ford, NFL defensive end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1972Georgina Douglas, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1972Patrice Denis, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
1972Trevor Wilmot, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Amsterdam Admirals)
1973Ellis Johnson, NFL defensive back (Indianapolis Colts)
1973Melissa Deanne Holiday, Greenwood SC, playmate (Jan, 1995)
1975Joanne Malar, Hamilton Ontario, swimmer (Olympics-11-92, 96)
1975Stephanie Camp, Rapid City SD, Miss America-SD (1997)
1976Maurice Taylor, NBA forward (LA Clippers)

Famous deaths for this day Events  Birthdays

1459 Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini, chancellor of Florence, dies
1583 Pirro Ligorio, Italian architect/painter/archaeologist, dies at 83
1611 Karl IX, King of Sweden (1604-11), dies
1626 Willebord van Roijen, dutch mathematician, dies at 35
1626 Willebrord Snellius, astronomer/mathematician, dies at about 46
1632 Henri de Montmorency, French duke/plotter, beheaded
1661 Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter, dies at 74
1667 Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer, dies at 54
1676 Ahmed Kprl, Turkish great vizer (siege of Candia, Kreta), dies
1690 Hieronymus van Beverningk, Duitch general, dies at 76
1711 Willem Brakel, Fries theologist (Reasonable Religion), dies at 76
1757 Osman III, sultan of Turkey (1754-57), dies
1785 Gustaf P Creutz, Swedish diplomat/poet (Daphne), dies at 54
1787 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat, dies at 58
1816 Frederik I WK, 1st king of Wrttemberg (1806-16), dies
1833 Pieter G Witsen Geysbeek, historian/literary, dies at 58
1853 Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (Potifar, Giacobbe), dies at 66
1862 Ormsby Mcknight Mitchel, US astronomer/Union-general-major, dies at 53
1883 Johann Vesque von Puttlingen, composer, dies at 80
1885 Gustav Adolf Merkel, composer, dies at 57
1893 John Abbott, PM of Canada (C) (1891-92), dies at 72
1896 Charles Tupper, PM of Canada (C) (1896), dies
1898 Jakov P Polonski, Russian poet (Stichotvorenija), dies at 78
1901 ... Opperman, South African Boer general (Spy), killed in battle
1901 U Benson, British lt-col (Magers' fountain), killed in battle
1903 Ozaki Ky (Amorous Confessions of 2 Nuns), dies
1910 J Henri Dunant, Swiss writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA), dies
1912 Jan Karol Gali, composer, dies at 56
1912 Preston Lockwood, British(?) actor/writer, dies
1914 Ernst Stadler, writer, dies at 31
1915 Gervys Rignold Hazlitt, cricketer (9 Tests for Aust 1907-12), dies
1916 Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer, dies at 70
1923 Andrew Bonar Law, English PM (C), dies at 64
1925 Max Linder, French actor/comic/director (Max torador), dies at 41
1928 Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, composer, dies at 55
1932 Paul S Methuen, English baron/fieldmarshal/gov of Natal, dies at 87
1936 Teddy Wynyard, cricketer (three Tests for England 1896-1906), dies
1944 Paul Emile Ladmirault, composer, dies at 66
1953 Emmerich Klmn, Hungarian composer (Die Zirkusprinzessin), dies at 71
1956 Pio Baroja, Spanish writer (Cser or Nothing), dies at 84
1958 Rose Macaulay, writer, dies at 77
1959 Blonde Dolly, [Sybille A J Niemans], society prostitute, dies at 33
1960 Alfred Hill, composer, dies at 89
1961 Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president Italy, dies
1967 Charles Trowbridge, actor (Mummy's Hand), dies at 85
1968 Conrad Richter, US writer (Light in the Forest), dies at 78
1968 Pert Kelton, actress (Cavalcade of Stars), dies at 61
1971 Osvald Chlubna, composer, dies at 78
1972 Alan Roth, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68
1973 Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer, dies at 77
1977 Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 29
1977 Steve Gaines, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in air crash
1981 Georges Brassens, French screenwriter, dies
1984 June Duprez, actress (Calcutta, Tiger Fang), dies at 66
1984 Mario Gallo, actor (Delvecchio), dies at 61
1985 Kirby Grant, actor/singer (Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74
1986 Andrzej Markowski, composer, dies at 62
1988 John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase), dies at 86
1988 Sugar Geise, actress (Rhythm Parade), dies after brief illness at 71
1990 Craig Russell, female impersonator, dies of an AIDS-stroke at 42
1990 Henry Lauter, actor (Tarzan's Fight), dies
1991 Johan Mekkink, painter, dies
1991 Ken Hardin, producer, dies at 62
1991 William Shea, (Shea Stadium namesake), dies at 84
1993 Hernan Heleno Castro, El Salvadorian guerilla leader, murdered
1994 Martyn Wiley, writer/broadcaster, dies at 40
1994 Nyanaponika, [Siegmund Feniger), German scholar/author, dies at 93
1995 Brian Easdale, composer, dies at 86
1995 Terry Southern, writer, dies at 71
1996 Alexander d'Arbeloff, entrepreneur, dies at 101
1996 Leon Lewis, US radio talk show host (WMCA, 1970-80), dies at 81
1996 Rohan Butler, historian, dies at 79
1997 Sam Fuller, director/writer (Big Red One), dies at 86

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