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Events for today in history Birthdays  Deaths
0365 [Felix II] ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0498 St Symmachus begins his reign as Pope replacing Anastasius II
1221 Frederik II Hohenstaufen crowned Roman-German Emperor
1346 Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements
1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope
1542 Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America
1675 English king Charles II adjourns parliament
1683 Purcells "Welcome to All the Pleasures," premieres in London
1699 Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark/Russia/Saksen/Poland divide Sweden
1707 Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Friesland
1714 King Karel XII leaves Turkish captivity to return to Sweden
1794 Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision & wearing of beards
1809 Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen
1831 Opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris)
1842 Mount St Helens in Washington, erupts
1851 Opera "La Perle Du Brésil" is produced (Paris)
1861 Battle of Ft McRee, FL
1864 Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
1864 Union General O Howard orders plunderers, shot to death
1872 Franz Grillparzer's "Die Jdin von Toledo," premieres in Prague
1884 T Thomas Fortune starts NY Freeman (NY Age) newspaper
1886 Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia
1898 Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome)
1899 -23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)
1905 British, Italian, Russ, French & Aust-Hung fleet attack Lesbos
1906 Intl Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help
1908 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0
1910 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs
1914 Ypres Belgium burned by German bombing
1917 NHL forms with Montréal Canadiens, Montréal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Québec Bulldogs; National Hockey Assn disbands
1918 Bathe: grand duke Frederik II resigns
1918 King Albert I's triumphant procession through Brussels
1918 Marshal J Pilsudski becomes 1st president (dictator) of Poland
1918 Polish forces attack Jewish community of Lemberg (Lvov)
1919 15,000 men are cremated at Domela Newenhouse, Amsterdam
1919 Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week
1922 British Labour party selects Ramsay MacDonald as leader
1922 Library Ave in Bronx named
1922 Wilhelm Cuno forms new German govt
1923 Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death
1924 England orders Egyptians out of Sudan
1925 Red Grange signs with Chicago Bears directly out of college
1926 Imperial Conference ends-giving autonomy inside Brit Commonwealth
1927 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc)
1927 George Gershwin's "Funny Face," premieres in NYC
1927 Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC
1928 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel, 1st performed publicly (Paris)
1929 Bradman scores 157 for NSW against the MCC at cricket SCG
1930 1st Irish Sweepstake run
1930 1st US football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0)
1930 Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit
1931 Ferde Grofe's "Grand Canyon Suite," premieres
1932 Pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered
1934 "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" 1st heard on Eddie Cantor's show
1935 China Clipper (flying boat) took off from Alameda, Calif, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight
1936 19th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pinehurst CC Pinehurst NC
1940 500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis
1941 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Atlantis
1941 NZ troops conquer Ft Capuzzo Libya
1942 Gen-major Rodins 26th Pantser corp recaptures Ostrov
1942 Hitler orders Rommels African corps to fight to last man
1943 FDR, Churchill & Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan
1943 Lebanon declares independence from French administration
1943 RAF begins air bombing of Berlin
1943 US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island
1944 Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry occupies Hoven at Geilenkirchen
1945 "Day before Spring" opens at National Theater NYC for 167 performances
1945 Jim Benton, Cleveland end, gains 303 yards (NFL record)
1950 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
1950 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY
1952 A's Harry Byrd selected AL Rookie of Year
1954 Humane Society forms
1955 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1955 RCA Victor's best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss
1956 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne
1956 Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games
1957 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP
1957 Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY
1957 Simon & Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom & Jerry"
1959 AFL's 1st draft - NY Titans choice George Izo, QB, Notre Dame
1959 Boston Patriots enters AFL
1960 French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons
1961 Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues
1961 St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws
1961 Producers Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star
1963 Beatles release their 2nd album "With the Beatles" in UK
1964 Lyndon Baines Johnson sworn in as 36th US president
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
1964 WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas
1965 "Man of La Mancha" opens at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC for 2329 perfs
1965 Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes
1965 Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1966 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB)
1967 BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles
1967 Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York
1967 UN Sec council passes resolut 242-Israel must give back occupied land
1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura)
1968 Beatles release "Beatles," (White Album) their only double album
1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard U
1971 "Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 144 performances
1972 Belgium govt of Eyskens resigns
1972 Flyers start Islanders on 15 game winless streak
1972 Pitts Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07)
1972 US ends 22 year travel ban to China
1974 Lake Buena Vista Club opens
1974 Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge & Viv Richards, at Bangalore
1974 UN General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty
1975 Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain
1976 Algeria Constitution goes into effect
1976 Comic strip "Cathy," by Cathy Guisewhite, debuts
1977 Regular Concorde passenger service between NY & Europe begins
1980 Georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak
1981 "Marlowe" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 48 performances
1981 69th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23
1981 Browns' QB Brian Sipe sets club record by being intercepted 6 times
1981 SD Charger Dan Fouts passes for 6 touchdowns vs Oakland (55-21)
1981 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1982 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB, Texas
1984 Fred Rogers of PBS' "Mr Rogers? Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution
1985 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-C
1985 Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens
1985 PNP/MAN win Antilian parliamentary election
1986 Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title
1986 Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals
1987 Patriots shutout Indianapolis 24-0
1989 Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World
1989 Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn & Moon
1989 Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minn Twins contract
1989 US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit
1989 Eastern Airlines pilots & flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired
1990 George Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia
1990 Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister
1990 Prof Amos Sawyer installed as interim pres of Liberia
1991 NY Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension
1992 Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec)
1992 Wash Post reports Ore Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 10 women
1993 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" opens at Richard Rodgers NYC for 320 perf
1995 Rosemary West, found guilty in England, of killing 10 women
1996 OJ Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is "absolutely not true"
1998 ITT LPGA Tour Championship
Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1450Jacob Obrecht, composer
1511Erasmus Reinhold, Germany, mathematician (calculated planetary table)
1515Marie Guise, French wife of king James V of Scotland
1535John, the Old, earl of Nassau/tribal father Neth royal family
1579Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, Dutch lawyer/pastor/lyricist
1606Pieter II de Jode, Flemish engraver/publisher
1643René R Cavelier sieur de La Salle, French explorer
1690François Collin de Blamont, composer
1709Frantisek Benda, composer
1710Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer, son of JS Bach (Sinfonias 64)
1767Andreas Hofer, Tirol nationalist
1771Paul R Cantzlaar, gov of Saba/St-Eustatius/Curaçao/Dutch-West Indies
1780Conradin Kreutzer, composer
1805Benjamin Hugur, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1877
1808Thomas Cook, founder (Cook travel bureau)
1818Samuel Gibbs French, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1910
1819George Eliot, [Mary A Evans], England, author (Silas Marner)
1823Nathan Kimball, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1898
1832George Henry Chapman, Bvt Maj Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1882
1835Frank Crawford Armstrong, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1838Jose Augusto da Ferreira Veiga, Viscount d' Arneiro, composer
1842Anna S Barbiers, actress (Uncle Tom)
1849Friedrich von Bernhardi, Ger historian (Germany & the Next War)
1852Paul H B d'Estornelles de Constant, French diplomat/pacifist
1856Heber J Grant, Salt Lake City, 7th pres of Mormon church
1857George Gissing, English author (Thyrza, Crown of Life)
1868John Nance Garner, (D) 32nd VP (1933-41)
1869André Gide, France, novelist (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947)
1870Howard Brockway, composer
1873Johnny Tyldesley, cricketer (brother of Ernest, 31 Tests for England)
1873Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India)
1875Elizabeth Patterson, Savannah TN, actress (Climax, Tall Story)
1875Georges Rency, Belgian poet
1877Endre Ady, Hungarian poet (Uj versek, Vér és arany)
1888Tarzan, of the Apes, according to Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel
1890Charles de Gaulle, Lille, France, Pres of France (1958-69)
1891Bengt Axel von Torne, composer
1891Edward Bernays, PR expert
1891Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Theory of Money & Capital)
1893M Kaganovitsj Kogan, people's commissioner for Stalin
1896Mario La Broca, composer
1896Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [OS]
1898Wiley Post, Grand Plain Tx, aviator/parachutist (crashed in Alaska)
1899Hoagy Carmichael, Bloomington Ind, actor/songwriter (Stardust)
1900Hugo Godron, composer
1901Joaq£ín Rodrigo, Sagunto Valencia Spain, composer (Juglares)
1902Emanuel Feuermann, Kolomea Galicia, cellist (Chicago Symph Orch)
1903Herbert Sally Frankel, economist
1904Louis Néel, French physicist (Nobel 1970)
1904Roland Winters, Boston Mass, actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers)
1905James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism)
1906Howard Petrie, Beverly MA, actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter)
1906Lee Patrick, NYC, actress (Henrietta-Topper, Maltese Falcon)
1907Bernard Naylor, composer
1907Dick Bartell, baseball player
1908Michael Balfour, historian
1909Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop of Haarlem Netherlands (1966-83)
1912Doris Duke, NYC, multi-millionaire (American Tobacco heiress)
1912Eric Stuart Woord, archaeologist
1913Benjamin Britten, Lowestoft Suffolk England, composer (Beggar's Opera)
1914Peter Woolridge Townsend, war hero courtier writer
1917Jean-Etienne Marie, composer
1918Claiborne Pell, (Sen-D-RI, 1961- )
1919Wilfred Norman Aldridge, biochemist/toxicologist
1921Rodney Dangerfield, [John Cohen], Babylon NY, comedian (Caddyshack)
1922Fikret Dzhamil Amirov, Kirovabad Russia, Azerbaijani composer (Shur)
1923Arthur Hiller, director (Love Story)
1923Dika Newlin, composer
1924Axel Borup-Jorgensen, composer
1924Geraldine Page, Kirksville Mo (Interiors, Trip to Bountiful)
1925Gunther Schuller, NYC, hornist/composer (Visitation)
1926Lew Burdette, baseball player
1926Zulfiqar Ahmed, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1952-56)
1927Grady "Fats" Jackson, tenor sax player
1928Juno Stover-Irwin, US, diver (Olympic-silver-1956)
1928Pat Smythe, England, equestrian jumper (Olympic-bronze-1956)
1930John Paul Schiffer
1930Owen Kay Garriott, Enid Oklahoma, astronaut (Skylab 3, STS 9)
1930Peter Hall, British stage/film/opera director (Pedestrian)
1932Robert Vaughn, NYC, actor (Napolean Solo-Man from UNCLE, I Spy)
1935Ludmila Belousova Protopopov, USSR, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)
1935Michael Callan, [Calinieff], Phila, actor (Peter-Occasional Wife)
1936Hans Zender, composer
1937Zenon Jankowski, Poland cosmonaut (Soyuz 30 backup)
1939Allen Garfield, Newark NJ, actor (Candidate, Beverly Hills Cop II)
1940Terry Gilliam, Minneapolis, comedy author-animator (Monty Python)
1941Jacques LaPerriere, NHL defensive Hall of Famer
1941Ron McClure, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1941Tom Conti, Paisley Scotland, actor (Reuben Reuben, American Dreamer)
1942Guion Steward Bluford Jr, Phila, Col USAF/astr (STS 8, 61A, 39, 53)
1942Steve Caldwell, rocker (Orleans)
1943Billie Jean King, Cal, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1968, 72, 73, 75)
1943Floyd Sneed, Calgary, rock drummer (Three Dog Night-Joy to the World)
1943George W [Buddy] Darden, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )
1943Mushtaq Mohammad, cricketer (Pakistan leg-spin all-rounder 1959-79)
1944Robert Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph)
1946Aston Barrett, Jamaican reggae bassist (I Shot the Sheriff)
1946Hans Kombrink, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Finance (PvdA)
1947Alfredo Cristiani, president of El Salvador (1989-94)
1947Rod Price, rocker (Foghat)
1950Greg Luzinski, baseball player (Phillies, White Sox)
1950Little Steven, [Van Zandt], Asbury Park NJ, rocker (Born to Run)
1950Lyman Bostock, baseball player
1950[Ma]Tina Weymouth, Coronado CA, rock bassist (Talking Heads-& She Was)
1953Wayne Larkins, cricketer (England opening batsman of 80's)
1955James Edwards, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
1955Sue Novara-Reber, Flint Mich, cyclist (1975 World sprint champ)
1955Wayne Tolleson, baseball player
1957Sharon Bailey, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
1958Jamie Lee Curtis, LA Calif, actress (Anything But Love, Halloween)
1958Lee Guetterman, Chattanooga TN, pitcher (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners)
1960Eg White, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
1960Tommy Masters, Framingham MA, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Carolina-50th)
1961Joel Ashley Edwards, Dallas TX, PGA golfer (1992 BC Open-2nd)
1961Mariel Hemingway, Ketchum Id, actress (Personal Best, Civil Wars)
1962Cleo Fields, (Rep-D-Louisiana)
1962Steve DeOssie, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
1963Corinne Russell, Birmingham England, comedienne (Benny Hill Show)
1963Helen Reale, NYC, WPVA volleyballer (Manhattan Beach-7th-1994)
1963Hugh Millen, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
1964Akram Raza, cricketer (Pakistani off-spin all-rounder)
1964Benoit Benjamin, NBA center (Milwaukee Bucks)
1964David Tate, NFL defensive back (Indianapolis Colts)
1964Gene Atkins, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
1964Maggie Will, Whiteville NC, LPGA golfer (1992 Sara Lee Classic)
1964Pierre Vercheval, CFL guard (Toronto Argonauts)
1964Stephen Geoffreys, Cincinnati Oh, actor (Faternity Vacation)
1965Eric Allen, NFL cornerback (NO Saints)
1965Mike Benjamin, Euclid Ohio, infielder (Phila Phillies)
1965R Duncan Douglas, NYC, biathelete (Olympics-1994)
1966Brian Robbins, Bkln NY, actor (Eric-Head of the Class)
1966Nicholas Rowe, London England, actor (Young Sherlock Holmes)
1967Boris Becker, West Germany, tennis player (Wimbledon 1985, 86, 89)
1967Donald Hollas, quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
1968Daedra Charles, WNBA forward/center (LA Sparks)
1968Darryl Hardy, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
1968Irina Privalova, Russia, 100m/200m/400m runner
1968Jonathan Moss, Tenafly NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)
1969Byron Houston, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
1969John Parrella, NFL defensive tackle (SD Chargers)
1969Katrin Krabbe, Neubrandenburg German DR, 100m/200m (World Champ 1991)
1970Alison Korn, Ottawa Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
1971Lloyd Kammeron, soccer player (Feyenoord, Go Ahead Eagles)
1971Tyoka Jackson, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1971Yone Kamio, Yokohama Japan, tennis star (1995 semi-finalist Hobart)
1972Mavan Atapattu, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman)
1972Tricia Tan, Miss Singapore Universe (1997)
1973Alexandra Fusai, St Cloud France, tennis star (1995 Futures-Szczecin)
1973Brandon Paulsen, Coon Rapids Minn, greco-roman wrestler (Oly-silv-96)
1973Cassie Campbell, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
1973Michael Murphy, Brisbane QLD Queensland Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
1974Meike Babel, Langen Germany, tennis star (1991 Futures-Paderborn-GER)
1976Taryn Mansell, Aruba, Miss Universe-2nd place (1996)
1977Devyn Puett, actress (Kids Incorporated)
1978Magdalena Grzybowska, Poznan Pol, tennis star (1995 Futures Slovakia)
Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
0365Felix II, Italian anti-pope, dies
0950Lotharius, King of Italy (947-50), dies
1247Robin Hood, dies (from "A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hood")
1594Martin Frobisher, English vice-admiral/explorer, dies
1617Ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17), dies
1716G˜sbert Cuper, classical/regent, dies at 72
1718Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, English pirate, killed off Virginia coast
1751Anton Englert, composer, dies at 77
1773Robert Clive, English occupier (India), dies at about 48
1776Johann Caspar Simon, composer, dies at 75
1781Frédéric Phélypeaux, French earl of Maurepas, dies
1781John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 57
1782John de Mol, porcelein manufacturer, dies
1782John Barueth, vicar/pamphleter, dies
1799Baroness van Dorth, orangist, executed
1803Bernardus Bosch, Dutch vicar/patriot, dies at 57
1813Johann Gottfried Vierling, composer, dies at 63
1825Ann Bailey, pioneer, dies
1826Pavel Lambert Masek, composer, dies at 65
1852August Alexander Klengel, composer, dies at 69
1859Ludwig "Louis" Spohr, German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75
1871Oscar J Dunn, (Lt Gov-La), dies suddenly, charges he was poisoned
1890Johanne Luise Heiberg, Danish actress, dies at 77
1896Leon Leopold Lewandoski, composer, dies at 65
1896George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor (Ferris wheel), dies
1900Arthur S Sullivan, England, composer (Mikado, Ivanhoe), dies at 58
1902Friedrich A Krupp, cannon manufacturer, commits suicide
1902Septimus Winner, composer, dies at 75
1904Théophile E A de Bock, painter/etcher, dies
1906Earnest Josephson, Swedish painter, dies
1916Jack London, author, dies at 40
1924Herman Heijermans Jr, author (On Hope, Heap of Blessing), dies
1936Louis F H Apol, painter/etcher/literary, dies at 86
1940Waclaw Berent, Polish novelist, dies at 67
1943Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer, dies at 57
1943Lorenz Hart, lyricist, dies in NY
1944Arthur Stanley Eddington, dies
1946Bertie Rose-Innes, cricketer (S Africa's Test), dies
1954Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian UN ambassador, dies at 70
1954Moroni Olsen, actor (Possessed), dies at 65
1955Shemp Howard, actor (3 Stooges), dies at 60
1955Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz, composer, dies at 91
1956Vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies
1963William R Titterton, English author (Candle of the Stars), dies at 87
1963NKD Nanavati, Indies general-major (WW II), dies
1963John F Kennedy, 35th pres (1961-63), assassinated in Dallas at 46
1963Daulet Singh, Indies Lt-General, dies
1963Claude Floquet, cricketer (Test for S Africa), dies
1963C[live] S[taples] Lewis, [Hamilton], author (Silver Chair), dies at 64
1963Bikram Singh, Indies Lt-General (Kashmir), dies
1963Aldous L Huxley, English author (Devils of Loudon), dies at 69
1966Moises F da Costa Gomez, premier Dutch Antilles, dies
1967Edvin Kallstenius, composer, dies at 86
1969Acario Cotapos, composer, dies at 80
1971Walter Sande, actor (Red Planet Mars), dies of heart attack at 65
1976Rupert Davies, actor (Zeppelin, Oblong Box), dies at 59
1977Reg Perks, England cricket pace bowler (1938-39), dies
1979Anne Vondeling, Male Dutch soc democratic party-minister, dies at 63
1980Malando, [Arie Maasland], composer/orch leader (Olé Guapa), dies at 72
1980Mae West, actress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87
1980Leonard Barr, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77
1980Herbert Wade, cricketer (S African batsman & captain 1935-36), dies
1981Andreina Pagnani, actress (Il Commandante), dies at 74
1981Jack Fingleton, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 1189 runs), dies
1982Max Deutsch, composer, dies at 90
1982Enny, [Engelina] de Leeuwe, actress (Anatevka), dies at 84
1982Burton Turkus, lawyer/author/TV host (Mr Arsenic), dies at 80
1983Michael Conrad, actor (Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 58
1986Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician, dies at 73
1986Robert Sutton Whitney, composer, dies at 82
1986Scatman Crothers, actor (Shining, Zapped), dies at 76
1987Ted Taylor, rock vocalist, dies
1988Erich Fried, writer, dies at 67
1988Janet Ertel, crooner, dies
1989Rajindernath, Indian cricketer wicketkeeper (1 Test), dies
1989Rene Muawad, assassinated 17 days after elected president of Lebanon
1991Jac de Jong, Dutch MP/composer/businessman (Nedac-Sorbo), dies
1992Sterling Holloway, US actor (Golddiggers of 1933, Batman), dies at 87
1992Gene O'Donnell, actor (Ape, Miracle Kid), dies of lung cancer at 81
1993Bill Bixby, actor (My Favorite Martian), dies from cancer at 59
1994Norma Donaldson, US singer/actress (Staying Alive), dies at 68
1994L V Johnson Singer, dies
1994John Michael Grimes, set Designer, dies at 70
1994Charles Fortune, South African cricket commentator, dies
1995Norman Potter, cabinetmaker designer/writer, dies at 72
1995John Putz, journalist, dies at 89
1995Francis Joan Frances Will, actress, dies at 75
1995Edna Deanne Fuelling, dancer choreographer/drama teacher, dies at 90
1995Ambrose Sam, creole accordionist, dies at 76
1996Maria Casarés, actress (Orpheus, Rebel Nun), dies at 73
1996Mark Lenard, actor (Sarek-Star Trek), dies of cancer at 68
1996Terence Daniel Donovan, photographer, dies at 60
1997Joanna Moore, actress (Bronx, Hindenburg), dies at 63
1997Michael Hutchence, rocker (INXS), commits suicide at 37
1997Tom Blackburn, writer, dies at 71

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