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0336 St Mark elected Catholic Pope
0350 General Maxentius drives out Western Roman emperor Constans
0532 Nika uprising at Constantinople fails, 30-40,000 die
1307 German king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf king of Bohemia
1478 Grand Duke Ivan II of Moscow occupies Novgorod
1486 King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV
1520 Christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats Swedes at Lake Asunde
1535 Francisco Pizarro founds Lima Peru
1644 1st UFO sighting in America, by perplexed pilgrims in Boston
1644 Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's 1st UFO sighting
1650 French Prince Louis II of Condé captured
1671 Pirate Henry Morgan defeats Spanish defenders, captures Panam 
1691 English king Willem III travels to The Hague
1701 Frederik I/Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned king/queen of Prussia
1733 1st polar bear exhibited in America (Boston)
1777 San Jose California, founded
1778 Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)
1788 English settlers arrive in Aust's Botany Bay to setup penal colony
1795 French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance
1795 governor/viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England
1817 San Martín leads a revolutionary army over Andes
1840 Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears
1850 British blockade Pir‘us, Greece to enforce mercantile claims
1854 Filibuster William Walker proclaims Republic of Sonora in NW México
1862 Confederate Territory of Arizona forms
1865 Battle of Ft Moultrie, SC
1869 Elegant Calif Theater opens in SF
1871 2nd German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I & Bismarck
1884 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum
1895 Amsterdam's AFC soccer team forms
1896 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US (NYC)
1896 British troops occupy Kumasi, West Africa
1900 Jan Blockx's "T˜l Uilenspiegel" premieres in Brussels
1901 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Graves De Communi Re
1905 French govt of Combes falls
1908 Frederick Delius' "Brigg Fair," premieres
1911 1st shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)
1912 English explorer Robert F Scott & his expedition reach South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had gotten there before
1913 Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy
1915 Train crashes at Colima-Guadalajara Mexico, about 600 die
1919 WW I Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France
1921 William Archer's "Green Goddess," premieres in NYC
1922 Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin
1923 1st radio telegraph message from Netherlands to Dutch East Indies
1929 "NY Daily Mirror" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio
1929 Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo
1930 -27°F (-33°C), Watts, Oklahoma (state record)
1930 Shostakovitch' opera "The Nose," premieres in Leningrad
1933 White Sands National Monument, NM established
1934 Eugene O'Neill's "Days Without End," premieres in NYC
1938 Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG
1938 Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Hall of Fame
1939 SA wicketkeeper Bradman gets his 6th straight ton, 135* v NSW
1942 Nazi's arrest Frans Goedhart & Wiardi Beckman
1943 Jews in Warsaw Ghetto begin resistance of Nazis
1943 Presliced bread sale banned to reduce bakery demand for metal parts
1943 Soviets announce they broke long Nazi siege of Leningrad
1943 US rations bread & metal
1943 Uprising in Warsaw ghetto
1944 1st Chinese naturalized US citizen since repeal of exclusion acts
1945 Warsaw freed by Soviet army
1947 "Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances
1947 Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)
1947 Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400
1948 1st courses begin at University of Ibadan, Nigeria
1948 Ted Mack's "Original Amateur Hour" begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)
1949 "They Stand Accused" courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)
1949 1st US Congressional standing committee headed by Negro (W Dawson)
1949 South African Rev Andries P Treurnicht marries Engela Dreyer
1950 Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed," premieres in London
1950 Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller's own suggestion
1951 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands
1951 Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"
1951 NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
1951 NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1954 Fanfani forms Italian govt
1956 German DR forms own army (National People's Army)
1957 3 B-52's set record for around-the-world flight, 45 hr 19 min
1958 1st black in NHL (William O'Ree, Boston Bruins)
1959 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1960 US & Japan sign joint defense treaty
1961 Zanzibar's Afro-Shirazi party wins 1 seat by a single vote & parliament by a single seat
1962 Southern University closed due to demonstrations
1962 US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)
1964 Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)
1964 Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC)
1965 H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname
1966 Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)
1967 20th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 3-0 at Montreal
1967 Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison
1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
1968 "Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances
1968 Hester & Appolinar's musical "Your Own Thing," premieres in NYC
1968 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
1970 Hasse Börjes skates world record 500m in 38.9 sec
1970 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 16-13
1971 Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in NY, to become WWF champ
1973 Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH
1973 Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak
1973 John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus," on BBC
1974 "$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV
1974 Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord
1975 "Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS
1976 Superbowl X: Pitts Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, WR
1977 Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the SCG
1978 Geoff Boycott captains England for the 1st time, v Pak Karachi
1978 Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Ct collapses (no injuries)
1978 Thiokol conducts 2nd test firing of space shuttle's SRB
1979 Peter Jenkins finishes "A Walk Across America," Florence Oregon
1980 Gold reaches $1,000 an oz
1980 Pink Floyd's "Wall" hits #1
1980 Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell & Ian Schrager sentenced to 3« years in prison for tax evasion & fined $20,000
1981 Iran accepts US offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets
1981 Wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity
1983 IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball
1984 80th Islander & 3rd dual hat trick (Carroll & Bossy) 9-1 win
1985 US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise
1986 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth
1986 AIDS charity record "That's What Friends are For," hits #1
1986 NY Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46)
1987 11th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards - Days of Our Live wins
1988 Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board
1989 Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC)
1989 Candace Thomas marries Steve Garvey
1989 IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988
1989 Otis Redding, Dion, Rolling Stones, Temptations & Stevie Wonder
1989 West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win the World Series Cup
1990 South Africa says its reconsidering ban on African Natl Congress
1990 Wash DC, Mayor Marion Barry arrested in drug enforcement sting
1991 Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel
1991 US acknowledges CIA & US Army paid Noriega $320,000 over his career
1991 WLAF's NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights
1991 Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins
1992 43rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 10-6 at Phila
1992 49th Golden Globes
1992 Actress Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) marries Dr Peter Hui
1992 Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident
1992 NHL All Star Game - Campbell-10, Wales-6 (Brett Hull, MVP) at Phila
1993 Martin Luther King Jr holiday observed in all 50 states for 1st time
1993 West Indies win the World Series Cup, beating Australia 2-0
1995 Kumble takes 16-99 in match for Karnataka v Kerala
1995 Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia
1996 Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997
1996 Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson in NY
1997 47th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 11-7 at San Jose Arena
1998 "Ragtime," opens at Ford Theater NYC
1998 48th NHL All-Star Game: North America beats World 8-7 at Vancouver
1998 55th Golden Globes Awards
1998 ABL All-Star Game at Disney complex in Orlando
1998 Boston Celtics retire Robert Parrish's #00
1998 Kelly Robbins wins Healthsouth Golf Inaugural
1998 UCP Telethon
Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1543Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer
1641François Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois)
1657Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Fieldmarshal (Nassau)
1685Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch Classical prof, baptized
1689Charles de Montesquieu, France, philosopher/writer (Letters Persanes)
1726Hendrik D F L, prince of Prussia/diplomat
1732Jean-Guillain Cardon, composer
1751Ferdinand Kauer, composer
1779Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)
1782Daniel Webster, Salisbury NH, orator/politician/lawyer
1793William Henry Havergal, composer
1795Anna Paulowna Romanova, monarch of Russia/daughter of czar Paul I
1809Richard Caswell Gatlin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1813Joseph Farwell Glidden, inventor (1st coml useable barbed wire)
1815James Chesnut Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
1815Richard Yates Gov, MC (Union), died in 1873
1817Jacques Gregoir, composer
1818Johannes van Vloten, Dutch literary/theologist
1820Abraham Buford, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1884
1829Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Blood to Bridge)
1831Edward Ferrero, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
1835César A Cui, Vilna Lithuania, fort architect/composer
1835Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet
1840Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer
1840Ernst Rudorff, composer
1841Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier, France, composer (Le Roi Malgré Lui)
1849Edmund Barton, 1st PM of Australia (1900-03)
1854Thomas A Watson, needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone)
1856Daniel Nathan Hale Williams, surgeon (1st open heart operation)
1856John Hyatt Brewer, composer
1857Otto von Below, German commandant (WW I)
1861Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist
1861Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer
1867Rubén Darío, national poet (Nicaragua)
1869Willem De Vreese, Flemish linguist/biblographer
1870Berend Modderman, printer (Drukkers yearbook)
1871Franz Blei, [Peregrinus Steinhövel], Austrian painter/critic
1872Paul Leautaud, [Maurice Boissard], France, writer (Petit ami)
1878Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician
1879Henri-Honoré Giraud, French general/member of parliament
1880Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist (adiabates hypothesis)
1881Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Librairie Gallimard) [or 1908]
1882Alan Alexander Milne, English author (Winnie-the-Pooh)
1882Jacob Clay, Dutch philospher/phyicist (Mesones)
1882Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist
1884Arthur Ransome, English author (Swallows & Amazons)
1886Antoine Pevsner, French sculptor
1886Peter Alma, Dutch painter/graphic artist
1892Oliver Hardy, Harlem Ga, comedy team member (Laurel & Hardy)
1893John Lawrence Seymour, composer
1893Jorge Guillén, Valladolid Spain, poet/critic (C ntico, Final)
1894Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch parapsychologist
1896Hans H Holm, Norwegian poet (Jonsoknatt)
1901Arie Querido, Dutch social psychiatrist
1903Berthold Goldschmidt, German/British (opera)composer (Beatrice Cenci)
1904Cary Grant, England, actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest)
1904Henri-Georges Adam, French etcher/painter/sculptor (Grand Nude)
1905Chick Chandler, Kingston NY, actor (Barney-One Happy Family)
1906Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)
1907Janos Ferencsik, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Budapest Opera)
1908Albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59)
1908Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian
1910Arthur John Howard, actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage)
1911Gabor Darvas, composer
1912Charles Moeller, Belgian theologist (Humanism et saintete)
1912René Gabriëls, Belgian billiard pro (7 World/9 European championships)
1912William Sansom, English writer (Loving Eye)
1913Danny Kaye, Bkln NY, UNICEF/comedian/actor (Danny Kaye Show)
1914Arno Schmidt, writer
1916Alec Coxon, cricketer (England pace bowler in one Test, 2-90 & 1-82)
1917Oscar Lewenstein, impressario
1918Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, priest
1918Bohuslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 58
1918Ton Brandsteder, CEO/founder (Sony Nederland)
1919Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, Santiago Chile, composer
1921Bruce Woodcock, boxer
1922Constance Moore, Sioux City Iowa, actress (Window on Main Street)
1922Yehezkiel Braun, composer
1924Donald Baverstock, TV producer
1925Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, TV producer
1925Gilles Deleuze, philosopher
1925Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player (Olympic-Bronze-48/Silver-52)
1932Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall-of-Famer
1932Robert Anton Wilson, US, sci-fi author (Trick Top Hat)
1933David Bellamy, English botanist/tv-program maker
1933John Boorman, producer/dir (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz)
1933Ray Dolby, sound expert/inventor (Dolby noise limiting system)
1933Vladimir Yevgrafovich Bugrov, cosmonaut
1935Raymond Briggs, English author (Fungus the Bogeyman)
1939Bernard Glassman, NY, Zen teacher/head (Zen Center of NY)
1941Bobby Goldsboro, Marianna Fla, singer (Honey)
1941David Ruffin, Miss, vocalist (Temptations-Papa Was a Rolling Stone)
1941Iva Zanicchi, actress (Ragazza Tutta d'Oro)
1942Muhammad Ali, [Cassius Clay], heavyweight champ boxer ('64-'67 '74-78)
1943Dave Greene, rocker
1944Larry "Legs" Smith, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman)
1944Relus ter Beek, Dutch Minister of defense (PvdA)
1946Katia Ricclarelli, actress (Falstaff, Otello, Turandot)
1948Takeshi Kitano, Tokyo Japan, actor (Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence)
1950Claudia de Colombia, Bogato Columbia, spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)
1950Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer
1950John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Weird Science)
1953Brett Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
1955Johannes AM "Hans" van Tongeren, Dutch actor (Hunk)
1955Kevin Costner, LA Calif, actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham)
1955Mable Fergerson, LA Calif, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972)
1956Mark Collie, Waynesboro Tn, country singer (Another Old Soldier)
1957Tom Bailey, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Thompson Twins-Doctor Doctor)
1958Jeffrey N Williams, Superior Wisc, Major Army/astronaut
1958Larry Smith, NBA player
1959Bob Rosenberg, rocker (Will To Power)
1961Mark D Messier, Edmonton Alberta, NHL Center (Edmonton, NY Rangers)
1962Alison Arngrim, actress (Nellie-Little House of the Prairie)
1962David O'Connor, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-silver-96)
1963Jane Horrocks, Lancashire England, actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
1964Brady Anderson, Silver Spring MD, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)
1964Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1965Richard Dunwoody, British(?) jockey)
1967Kim Perrot, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
1967M C Tab, [Sharon Richard], NYC, rapper
1967Peter Cox Jr, Bronxville NY, fencer-sabre (Olympics-96)
1969Larry Webster, defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens)
1969Marvin Pope, CFL defensive end (Calgary Stampeders)
1970Leo Araguz, NLF/WLAF punter (Oakland Raiders, Rhein Fire)
1971Andre Coleman, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (SD Chargers)
1971Greg Engel, NFL center (SD Chargers)
1972Dwayne Carswell, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1972Mike Lieberthal, Glendale CA, catcher (Phila Phillies)
1972Ryan Kuehl, defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
1972Steven Conley, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1972Vinod Kambli, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-)
1973Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)
1973Edward Jasper, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
1973Junior Burrough, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
1973Regilio Vreede, soccer player (Blue White, RKC)
1974Devon Odessa, actor (Sharon-My So Called Life, Girl of Limberlost)
1974Shane Burton, defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1975Derek Smith, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1976Laurence Courtois, Kortrijk Belg, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta)
1976Vincent Polvliet, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1981Kimberly Gloudemans, Miss California Teen USA (1997)
1981Latoya Farley, Miss Oklahoma Teen USA (1996)
Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
1367Pedro I, king of Portugal (1357-67), dies at 46
1479Louis IX, the Rich, duke of Bayern (U of Ingolstadt), dies at 61
1580Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of John), dies at 63
1659Benedikt Lechler, composer, dies at 64
1664Moise Amyrault, French theologist/vicar, dies
1666Adriaen A Bloemaert, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 56
1677John A van Riebeeck, Dutch founder Cape Colony, dies at 57
1730Peter II, czar of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14
1760Claudio Casciolini, composer, dies at 62
1769Hakuin Ekaku, Zen teacher (reformer of Rinzai school), dies in Japan
1854Juda Turo, American philanthropist, dies
1862John Tyler, 10th US pres (1841-45), dies in Richmond Va at 71
1875Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer, dies at 55
1886Michal Czajchovski, [Sadik Pasja], writer, dies
1890Amadeus I FM, king of Spain (1870-73), dies at 44
1902Filippo Marchetti, composer, dies at 70
1906Bartolomé Mitre, president of Argentina (1862-70), dies at 84
1913Edmond R H Regout, Dutch industrialist/politician, dies at 49
1919John C F, son of English king George V, dies at 13
1921Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, dies at 73
1923Wallace Reid, actor (Birth of a Nation), dies at 31
1936Rudyard Kipling, author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies at 70
1940Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74
1951Robert Mark, US chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41
1954Sydney Greenstreet, actor (Conflict, Maltese Falcon), dies at 74
1962Raymond Moulaert, composer, dies at 86
1963Johnnie Moyes, journalist/cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies
1966Kathleen Norris, US author, dies at 85
1967Simon FHJ Berkelbach van der Sprenkel, vicar/theologist, dies at 84
1967Reese "Goose" Tatum, basketballer (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 45
1967Harry Antrim, actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies of heart attack at 83
1967Barney Ross, welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57
1967Albert Conti, actor (Eagle, Jazz Heaven, Topaz), dies at 79
1968Bert Wheeler, actor (Rainmakers, High Flyers, Dixiana), dies at 72
1968John Ridgely, actor (Air Force, Possessed, Big Sleep), dies at 58
1968Lee Tracy, actor (Martin Kane-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 69
1970David O McKay, 9th Mormon president, dies at 96
1971Catherine Calvert, actress (Fires of Faith), dies of stroke at 80
1972Rudolf Wittelsbach, composer, dies at 69
1976Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes, Sparta), dies in crash [or 1/17]
1976Sonia Dresdel, actor (Fallen Idol, Secret Tent), dies at 67
1977Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80
1977Paul Nordoff, US composer (Frog Prince), dies at 67
1977Yvonne Printemps, actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
1978Carl Betz, actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show), dies at 67
1978Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, composer, dies at 68
1979Cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82
1980Cecil Beaton, British photographer, dies at 76
1982Burnet Corwin Tuthill, US composer (Laurentia), dies at 93
1982Ramón (J) Sender (Garcés), Spanish writer, dies at 79
1982Trent Lehman, actor (Butch-Nanny & the Professor), dies at 20
1984Malcolm H Kerr, 9th pres of American U of Beirut, shot dead
1985Mahmoud Taha, Sudanese Moslem leader, hanged at 76
1985Wilfrid Brambell, actor (Hard Day's Night, Boys), dies at 72
1986Claire James, actress (Jack Armstrong), dies
1989Bruce Chatwin, British writer, dies at 49
1990Melanie Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
1991Hamilton Fish, congressman (NY), dies at 102
1991Lillian Bond, actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), dies at 83
1991Nita Krebs, actor (Munchkin-Wizard of Oz), dies of heart attack at 85
1992John Remme, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 56
1992Tom Elios, entertainer, dies
1993Mike Templeton, 2nd person to receive a heart pump, dies at 34
1993Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies
1993M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor, dies at 85
1994Arthur Altman, songwriter, dies at 83
1995Joseph Kagan, businessman, dies at 79
1995Charles Baskerville, vocalist, dies at 54
1995Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939), dies at 91
1996Leonor Fini, painter, dies at 87
1996Minnesota Fats, [Rudolf Wanderone Jr], billiard hustler, dies at 82
1996N T Rama Rao, PM of Andhra Pradesh India (1983-84, 84-89, 94-95), dies
1997Myfanwy Piper, librettist, dies at 85
1997Neville Crump, racehorse trainer, dies at 86
1997Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass), dies at 55

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