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Events for today in history Birthdays  Deaths
0953 Ratherius becomes bishop of Luik
0955 Bishop Ratherius of Luik flees
1066 Battle of Stampford Bridge King Harold Godwinson II of England, beaten by his brother King Harold Hardrada of Norway
1212 Emperor Frederik II ends Golden Degree (Bohemia)
1340 England & France sign disarmament treaty
1396 Battle of Nicopolis: Sultan Bajezid I defeats Crusades armies
1492 Crewman on Pinta sights "land"-a few weeks early
1493 Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to America
1513 Vasco Nu¤ez de Balboa is 1st European to see Pacific Ocean
1555 Freedom of Religion in Augsburg
1560 Spanish king Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg, 1st archbishop of Utrecht
1597 Amiens surrenders to French King Henri IV
1639 1st printing press in America
1639 Suzuki Shosan, Samurai monk of Zen Buddhism, found awakening
1654 England & Denmark sign trade agreement
1663 Austrian Fort Neuhäusl surrenders to Turkish invasion army
1690 Publick Occurrences, 1st US (Boston) newspaper, publish 1st & last ed
1775 American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured
1777 English general William Howe conquers Philadelphia
1780 Benedict Arnold joins the British
1781 -26] Joan Derks scatters "On the People of Netherlands" pamphlets
1789 Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)
1804 12th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power
1829 Failed assassination attempt on Simón Bolívar
1836 HMS Beagle anchors at St Michael
1844 Canada defeat USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international
1846 US troops under Gen Taylor occupies Monterey Mexico
1857 Relief of Lucknow by Havelock & Outram begins
1861 Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves
1862 Skirmish at Davis' Bridge, Tennessee
1866 (Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing
1867 Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Wash DC
1882 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
1886 Comedy opera "Dorothy," 1st produced in London
1888 Royal Court Theatre, London, opens
1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Hound of Baskervilles" (BG)
1890 Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (Calif)
1890 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Silver Blaze" (BG)
1897 1st British bus service opens
1904 Charles Follis is 1st black to play pro football
1906 John Galsworthy's "Silver Box," premieres in London
1907 Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony, premieres
1908 Cubs' Ed Reulbach becomes only pitcher to throw doubleheader shutout
1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration opens in NY
1911 French battleship Liberté explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
1911 Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
1911 Italy declares war on Turkey
1915 -26] Battle at Loos: 8,246 British & 0 German casualties
1919 President Woodrow Wilson is paralyzed by a stroke
1920 34th US Womens Tennis: M B Mallory beats M Zinderstein (63 61)
1920 Vern Bradburn of Winnipeg Victorias kicks 9 singles in a game
1922 Giants beat St Louis, to clinch John McGraw's 8th pennant
1924 Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH
1926 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Salisbury GC Westbury NY
1926 Canadian govt of MacKenzie King forms
1926 Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week
1926 International slavery convention signed by 20 states
1926 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings
1926 Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament
1926 Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant
1929 Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
1930 Austrian govt of Vaugoin forms
1930 Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager
1930 Zoë Akins' "Greeks Had a Word for it," premieres in NYC
1932 Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th HR in last game of season
1933 1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia
1933 5th "extermination campaign" against communists in Nanjing China
1934 John Van Druten's "Distaff Side," premieres in NYC
1934 Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
1934 Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
1935 Maxwell Anderson's "Winterset," premieres in NYC
1936 Joe Medwick sets a still-standing NL record with his 64th double
1937 "il duce" visits Berlin/named "the Fhrer" to corporal 1st class
1937 Battle of of P'ing-hsin-kuan Wutai Mountain
1939 German Luftwaffe strikes Warsaw with (fire)bombs
1939 Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra, so Andorra & Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WW I
1940 German High Commissioner in Norway sets up Vidkun Quisling govt
1940 Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire-factory in Southampton
1941 Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
1943 Russian troops liberate Smolensk
1948 "Heaven on Earth" closes at Century Theater NYC after 12 performances
1949 4th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs
1949 Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place
1952 Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game
1954 François "Doc" Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election
1954 Indians win AL record 111 games
1954 WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
1956 1st transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation (Scot-Canada)
1956 Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Phila Phillies, 5-0
1956 Transatlantic telephone cable (Newfoundland-Oban) is used
1957 300 US Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central HS in Ark
1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1957 Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
1959 Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley (37) & David Brown (43) wed
1960 1st Atomic powered aircraft carrier (Enterprise) launched (US)
1960 Chubby Checker's "Twist," hits #1
1960 For 1st time since 1927, Pirates clinch NL pennant
1960 NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
1960 Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses
1961 KTPS TV channel 62 in Tacoma, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia
1962 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
1962 Yankees clinch AL pennant
1964 Jens Otto Krag forms minority govt in Denmark
1965 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 220 perfs
1965 60 year old Satchel Paige of KC A's pitches 3 scoreless innings
1965 Beatle cartoon show begins in US
1965 Children find trunk with corpse in Amsterdam canal
1966 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
1966 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow
1966 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
1967 WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 Ringo releases his "Beaucoups of Blues" album
1972 Dutch air force drives away Russian Tupolev-bomber
1972 KAVT (now KSMQ) TV channel 15 in Austin, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 Norway votes to join common market
1972 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1973 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
1973 Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium
1973 Willie Mays night at Shea Stadium
1974 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 Jackie Wilson, suffers heart attack & lapse into a 9 yr terminal coma
1976 "Porgy & Bess" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 122 performances
1976 Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park
1977 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1978 PSA Boeing 727 & a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
1979 "Evita" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 1568 performances
1979 Calif Angels win their 1st NL West pennant
1980 Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show (suit follows)
1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, & Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres
1981 Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0
1981 Rolling Stones begin their 6th US tour (JFK Stadium, Phila)
1981 Sandra Day O'Connor sworn in as 1st female supreme court justice
1982 Northwestern ends 34 football game losing streak, beats No Ill 31-6
1982 Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)
1982 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1983 35th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Cheers, Ed Flanders & Shelley Long
1983 Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, Cards beat Expos 3-0
1983 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1984 "Quilters" opens at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC for 24 performances
1984 1st London performance of musical "Stepping Out" presented
1984 Egypt & Jordan regain diplomatic relations
1984 NY Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s
1985 Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India
1985 Palestinian terrorists kill 3 Israeli sailors at Lanaca Cyprus
1985 Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season
1986 Antonin Scalia appointed to Supreme Court
1986 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0
1987 2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka
1988 Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s
1988 Kathy Guadagnino wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1988 Christopher Jacobs, Troy Dalbey, Tom Hunter & Matt Biondi, swim world record 4x100 m freestyle (3:16.53)
1989 Archaeologists open Titus of Rhine grave in Amsterdam
1989 Ronald Harwood's "Another Time," premieres in London
1989 Wade Boggs is 1st to get 200 hits & 100 walks in 4 consecutive seasons
1990 "Les Miserables," opens at Forrest Theatre, Phila
1990 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Balt Orioles to tie record
1990 Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title
1990 Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience
1990 UN Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq
1991 "Good & Evil" premieres on ABC TV
1991 Paramount at Madison Square Garden in NYC opens
1992 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" opens at Paramount NYC
1992 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1992 Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova
1992 Opening Main-Donau canal (North Sea-Black Sea)
1992 Sparky Anderson ties Hughie Jennings as Detroit's winningest manager
1992 US Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle
1992 Gregory Kingsley, 12, wins right to divorce his parents & live with his foster parents, he takes name Shawn Russ
1994 Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1997 "ER" is performed live on TV
1997 Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (714 mph)
1997 Marv Albert plea bargains in assault case
1997 STS 86 (Atlantis 20) launches into orbit
1997 WNBA announces it will add Detroit & Wash DC franchises
Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1593Matthew Merian, the Elder, engraver/bookseller
1612Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, Dutch historian
1627Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, theologist
1644Olaus Rímer, Denmark, 1st to accurately measured speed of light
1657Imre Thököly, Hungary, patriot, opposed Habsburg rule
1683Jean-Philippe Rameau, Dijon France, composer (Traite) (baptized)
1714Jean-Benoit Leclair, composer
1718Louis E of Brunswick-Wolfenbttel, [Thick Duke], Austrian duke
1725Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, designed & built 1st automobile
1729Christian G Heyne, German archaeologist
1734Louis RE prince de Rohan-Guémené, French archbishop of Straatsburg
1741Vaclav Pichl, composer
1744Frederik Willem II, king of Prussia (1786-97)
1752Carl Stenborg, composer
1766Armand-Emmanuel, duc de Richelieu, French PM (1815-18, 1820-21)
1785George Frederic Pinto, composer
1793Felicia Dorothea Hermans, poet
1798Henri Scheffer, painter
1798JBAL Léonce Elie de Beaumont, French mine engineer/geologist
1805Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar/founder (Pella colony in Iowa)
1822Adolph Wilhelm August Friedrich von Steinwehr, Brig Gen (Union vol)
1823Thomas John Wood, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1829William Michael Rossetti, civil servant
1830Karl Klindworth, pianist/conductor
1832William Le Baron Jenney, US, architect/"father of skyscraper"
1839Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya)
1839[Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, writer/feminist
1846Vladimir Köppen, Russ/German meteorologist
1852Cornelis J Snijders, supreme commander of Dutch Navy (1910-18)
1852Gestur P lsson, Iceland writer (Verdandi, Ritsafn)
1852Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Nietzsche Philosophy)
1858Emmeline Pankhurst-Goulden, English feminist
1862Léon Boëllmann, French organist/composer (Variations Symphoniques)
1866Thomas Hunt Morgan, US, biologist (Nobel-1933)
1872Charles Blake Cochran, impresario
1877Plutarco Elías Calles, Mexican revolutionary, president (1924-28)
1879Luis da Costa, composer
1884Cornelis "Kees" Boeke, Dutch educationalist
1886Jesus Guridi, composer
1886John Howard Lawson, scriptwriter/playwright
1887May Sutton Bundy, US, 1st US woman to win Wimbledon (US 1904)
1889George Douglas Howard Cole, socialist/novelist
1896Elsa Triolet, writer
1896Roberto Gerhard, composer
1896Sandro Pertini, president Italy
1897Otto AP Frst von Bismarck-Schönhausen, German diplomat/politician
1897Teddy Hart, NYC, actor (3 Men on a Horse)
1897William Faulkner, Mississippi, author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949)
1902Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche)
1902Jeno Takacs, composer
1903John Everett Allen, US businessman
1903Mark Rothko, [Marcus Rothkovich], US, painter (Green on Blue)
1905Nahman Avigad, Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem)
1905Red Smith, Green Bay Wisc, sportscaster/columnist (Fight Talk)
1906Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich, St Petersburg Russia, composer [NS]
1906Jaroslav Jezek, composer
1906Madeleine Bourdouxhe, writer
1906Phyllis Pearsall, painter/writer
1907Jan Felderhof, composer
1907Phyllis Pearsall-Gross, British Geographer (A to Z Map Company)
1907Robert Bresson, France, director (Pickpocket, Mouchette)
1908Eugen Suchon, composer
1909Florizel A Glasspole, governor-gen of Jamaica (1973-91)
1911Lionel Henry Nowak, composer
1913David Hunt, British diplomat/quiz winner
1914Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist
1916Tolia Nikiprowetzsy, composer
1918Phil Rizzuto, Bkln NY, sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950)
1920Sergey Bondarchuk, Belozerka Ukraine, director (War & Peace)
1921Remy C, de Kerckhove, Flemish poet
1921Robert Muldoon, premier NZ (1975-84)/chairman (IMF)
1922John Farr, British MP
1924Norman Ayrton, opera director (Royal Shakespearean Acad - UK)
1925Silvana Pampanini, Rome Italy, actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner)
1925William Edgar Mitchell, physicist
1926Aldo Ray, Pen Argyl PA, actor (God's Little Acre, Green Beret)
1926John Ericson, Dusseldorf Germany, actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West)
1926Sergei Filatov, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1960)
1927Carl Braun, basketball player (NY Knicks)
1927Colin Rex Davis, Weybridge England, conductor (NY Met 1967-71)
1928Hendrika G "Tine" de Vries, actress (Seaman's Wife)
1929John Rutherford, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1956)
1929Ronnie Barker, British comedian (2 Ronnies)
1930H Heckmann, writer
1931Barbara Walters, Boston Mass, newscaster (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV)
1931Patrick WIlliam Walker, British astrologer
1932Andrew Gardner, British broadcaster
1932Daphne Swallow, commandant/director (WRNS)
1932Glenn Herbert Gould, Toronto Canada, pianist (sued Steinway Piano)
1933Adolfo Suarez Gonzalez, premier of Spain (1976-81)
1933Erik Darling, Baltimore MD, rocker (Rooftop Singers)
1933Ian Tyson, rocker
1934John S Bull, Memphis Tennessee, astronaut
1934Struther Arnott, professor (St Andrew University)
1936Edward Jones, UK military rep to NATO
1936Juliet Prowse, Bombay India, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear)
1936Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes, bluesman
1937Michael Gibbs, jazz composer
1937Thomas Kessler, composer
1939David Mann, (Rep-D-Ohio)
1939Joseph "Jesse" Russell, US singer (Slip Sliding Away)
1939Leon Britain, vice president (Commission of European Communities)
1940Timothy Severin, author/explorer
1941Vivian Stern, director (Nacros)
1942John Taylor, jazz pianist
1942Michael Stephen, MP
1942Peter Petherick, cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut)
1943Gary Alexander, TN, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association)
1943John Locke, LA Clif, rock keyboardist (Spirit-I Got A Line on You)
1943Robert Walden, NYC, actor (Joe Rossi-Lou Grant, New Doctors)
1944Eugenia Zukerman, Cambridge Ms, flutist/novelist (Deceptive Cadence)
1944Grayson Shillingford, cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets)
1944Michael Douglas, NJ, actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile)
1945Kathleen Brown, state treasurer (D-Calif, 1991- )
1945Owen "Onnie" McIntyre, Scotland, guitarist (Average White Band)
1945Reynold Henry Weidenaar, composer
1946Bishan Bedi, cricketer (mighty Indian slow left-armer 1966-79)
1946Felicity Kendal, Indies/British actress (Shakespeare Wallah)
1946Gilmer Bryan Morgan, Wewoka OK, PGA golfer (1977 BC Open)
1947Cheryl Tiegs, Minnesota, model (Sports Illustrated)
1947John Fiddler, England, rock vocalist/guitarist (British Lions)
1949Anson Williams, LA Calif, actor (Potsie-Happy Days)
1949Inshan Ali, cricketer (big-spinning WI chinaman bowler 1971-77)
1949Jerry F Costello, (Rep-D-Illinois)
1949Mimi Kennedy, Rochester NY, actress (Spencer, 3 girls 3, Under 1 Roof)
1951Bob McAdoo, NBA forward/center (Buffalo Braves, LA Lakers)
1951Burleigh Drummond, rocker (Ambrosia)
1951Mark Hamill, Oakland Calif, actor (Luke Skywalker-Star Wars)
1951Pedro Almodovar, Spain, director/screenwriter (Kika, Matador)
1952Christopher Reeve, NYC, actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time)
1952Tommy Norden, NYC, actor (Flipper)
1955Adelmo "Zucchero" Fornaciari, Italian R&B-singer (Senza una Donna)
1955Steven Severin, British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees-Wild Thing)
1957Rupert Haselden, journalist/Screenwriter
1958Michael Madsen, Chicago, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Straight Talk)
1959Andy Waller, cricketer (big-hitting Zimbabwe batsman-1992 World Cup)
1960John Hills, horse trainer
1961Heather Locklear, LA Ca, actress (Stacy-T J Hooker, Sammy Jo-Dynasty)
1961Tim Zoehrer, cricketer (Aussie keeper, & occasional WA leggie)
1962Rajiv Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian Test pace bowler 1986-87)
1963Keely Shaye Smith, correspondent (Unsolved Mysteries)
1964Bryan Tooley, Eugene Ore, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1965Fresh Prince, [Will Smith], rapper (Parents Just Don't Understand)
1965Scottie Pippen, Hamburg Ak, basket forward (Bulls, Oly-2 gold-92, 96)
1965Scottie Pippen, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
1966Elizabeth "Liz" Tchou, Medford NJ, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
1966Todd Philcox, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1967Lezlie Lund, Tolna ND, Miss ND-America (1991)
1968Johan Friso, prince of Orange-Nassau, Netherlands
1968Reggie Jefferson, Tallahassee FL, 1st baseman (Cin, Cleve, Sea, Bos)
1968Will Smith, actor/rapper (Men In Black, Indepedence Day, Fresh Prince)
1969Catherine Zeta Jones, Swansea Wales, actress (Christopher Columbus)
1969David Weathers, Lawrencburg TN, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Yankees)
1969Hansie Cronje, cricket capt (solid South African batsman)
1969Michae Wright, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
1970Curtis Buckley, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1970Damon Pieri, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers)
1970Doug Pelfrey, NFL kicker (Cin Bengals)
1970Kerri Kendall, San Diego Ca, playmate (Sep, 1990)
1970Shannon Jones, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
1971John Lynch, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1971Tony Harrison, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972Kevin Mason, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1972Nikole Viola, Miss USA-Louisiana (1997)
1973Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, Gold Beach Oregon, Miss Teen USA (1990)
1973Melonie McGarrah, Rogers Arkansas, Miss America-Arkansas (1997)
1973Tijani Babangida, soccer player (Roda JC)
1974Brigette Wilson, actress (Mortal Kombat, Billy Madison, Save by Bell)
1976Chauncey Billups, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
1978Laura Nicholls, Kitchener Ontario, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96)
Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
0813al-Amin, Arabic kalief of Islam (809-813), murdered
1066Harald III Hardrada, king of Norway (1047-66), dies in battle at 51
1392Sergius van Radonesj, Russian saint, dies at 78
1396Jean de Vienne, French admiral/crusader, dies in battle
1396Odard de Chasseron, French knight/crusader, dies in battle
1396Philip of Bar, French knight/crusader, dies in battle
1501Dzore Drzic, Croatish poet, dies
1506Felipe I, the handsome, King of Castilië (Spain) (1504-06), dies
1525Johannes Pistorius, [Bakker], RC pastor/church reformer, burned at 26
1534Clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italian Pope (1523-34), dies at 56
1619Francesco Soto de Langa, composer, dies
1630Ambrogio Spínola, Spanish marquis of Balbases, dies at about 61
1680Samuel Butler, poet/satirist, dies
1716Johann Christoph Pez, composer, dies at 52
1727Jacques Abbadie, French theologist, dies at about 73
1733Georg Motz, composer, dies at 79
1777Johann Heinrich Lambert, mathematician, dies at 49
1808Richard Porson, scholar, dies
1813Braz Francisco de Lima, composer, dies at 61
1840Jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier
1849Johann Baptist Strauss, elder, composer (Radetzky-Marsch), dies at 45
1860Carl Friedrich Zollner, composer, dies at 60
1871Arvir A Afzelius, Swedish story teller, dies
1876A Glabbrenner, writer, dies at 66
1914A Lichtenstein, writer, dies at 25
1914Jan B Stobbaerts, Flemish painter, dies at 76
1916Julius Fucik, composer, dies at 44
1918John Ireland, Irish/US archbishop of St Paul, dies at 80
1920William F Sudds, composer, dies at 77
1928Karl Schneider, cricketer (South Aust bat), dies of leukaemia at 23
1929Miller Huggins, manager (NY Yankees), dies from blood poisoning at 49
1933Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist, dies at 53
1944Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer (Irrfahrten), dies at 68
1944Leo Justinus Kauffmann, composer, dies at 43
1945Bela Bartok, composer, dies at 64
1945Charles A Ellwood, US sociologist/psychologist, dies at 72
1946Heinrich George, German actor (Jud Sss), commits suicide at 52
1953Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria poet (Iron Verses), dies
1954Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Spanish essayist/philosopher, dies at 71
1958John B Watson, US psychologist/behaviorist, dies
1959Ennio Porrino, composer, dies at 49
1959Helen Broderick, comedienne/actress (Swing Time, Top Hat), dies
1959S W R D Bandaranaike, Ceylon's PM, assassinated by a Buddhist monk
1960Emily Post, etiquette expert, dies at 86
1961Frank Fay, actor (God's Gift to Women), dies in Santa Monica CA
1970Erich M Remarque, German writer (Im West Nichts Neues), dies at 72
1970Efim Golishev, composer, dies at 73
1971TC Jones, female impersonator, dies of cancer at 50
1974Coco the Clown, [Nikolai Poliakov], dies
1974William Sloane, publisher/writer ("Edge of Running Water"), dies
1975Bob Considine, newscaster (Tonight! America After Dark), dies at 68
1977Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician, dies at 78
1978Claire Adams, actress (Legally Dead, End of the Road), dies at 80
1980John Bonham, English pop drummer (Led Zeppelin), overdoses at 32
1983Leopold III, king of Belgium (1934-51), dies
1984Walter Pidgeon, actor (Forbidden Planet, Mrs Miniver), dies at 87
1985Albert Moeschinger, composer, dies at 88
1986Ben Sajet, physician/politician, dies at 99
1987Emlyn Williams, actor/director (I Accuse, Ivanhoe, Scarf), dies at 81
1987Mary Astor, actress (Cynthia, Meet Me in St Louis, Fiesta), dies at 81
1988Billy Carter, Pres Carter's brother Billy, dies of cancer at 51
1991Klaus Barbie, Gestapo chief of Lyon, dies of cancer at 77
1991Max Koot, royal photographer, dies
1994Mark Alexander Abrams, market Researcher, dies at 88
1994Ludwig Ferdinand von Hohenzollern, Germ prince of Prussia, dies at 86
1994Kitty Masters, actress, dies at 92
1994John Richard Ravensdale, historian, dies at 73
1995Bessie Annie Elizabeth Delany, dentist writer, dies at 104
1995Dave Bowen, footballer, dies at 67
1995Dorothy Dickson, actress/dancer (Paying the Piper), dies at 102
1996Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator, dies at 80
1996Nicu Ceausescu, playboy, dies at 45
1997Sayed Mutawli ad Imam scholar/broadcaster-Darsh, dies at 66

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