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1379 End of Gelderse war victory
1545 German Parliament opens in Worms
1550 France & England sign Peace of Boulogne
1603 Scottish king James VI becomes King James I of England
1629 1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia
1645 Battle at Jankov Bohemia: Sweden beatS RC emperor Ferdinand III
1664 Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island
1721 Johann Sebastian Bach opens his Brandenburgse Concerts
1734 Neth's William K H Friso marries princess Anne of Hanover
1765 Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers
1792 Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London
1801 Aleksandr P Romanov becomes emperor of Russia
1828 Philadelphia & Columbia Railway (1st state owned) authorized
1832 Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio
1837 Canada gives blacks the right to vote
1848 State of siege proclaimed in Amsterdam
1855 Manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston Kansas
1860 Clipper Andrew Jackson arrives in SF, 89 days out of NY
1868 Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms
1877 University boat race between Oxford & Cambridge ends in a dead heat
1878 British frigate Eurydice sunk; 300 lost
1880 Tobacco Growers' Mutual Insurance Company incorporates in CT
1882 German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB
1883 1st telephone call between NY & Chicago
1887 Oscar Straus appointed 1st Jewish ambassador from US (to Turkey)
1890 Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" (BG)
1894 37 miners killed at Franklin, WA
1898 1st automobile sold
1906 "Census of the British Empire" shows England rules 1/5 of the world
1910 83°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
1913 Netherlands soccer team's 1st victory over England
1913 Palace Theater opens at 1564 Broadway NYC
1920 1st US coast guard air station established (Morehead City NC)
1922 Grand National at Aintree sees only 3 horses out of 32 starters finish
1924 Greece becomes a republic
1925 KSL-AM in Salt Lake City UT begins radio transmissions
1926 The Beehive in the Hague opens 1st escalator in Netherlands
1927 Cuban chess champ, Jose Capablanca wins 33-day Grand Chess Tournie
1927 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Belgian & Neth's Wielingen Treaty
1930 1st religious services telecast in US (W2XBS NYC)
1930 Planet Pluto named
1930 R˜nsburgse Boys soccer team forms
1932 1st US radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker WABC from MD)
1933 Peter I Island incorporated as a Norwegian dependency
1934 US declares the Philippines to become independent in 1945
1935 Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network
1936 Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in 16 mins & 30 seconds of 6th period Stanley Cup game lasts 9 periods (176 mins), ends 1-0
1937 Bus blew a tire, going out of control, killing 18 (Salem Illinois)
1937 National Gallery of Art established by Congress
1941 British troops defeat British Somalia
1941 German troops occupy El Agheila Libya
1941 Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie for 20th Century Fox
1941 LIU beats Ohio U 56-42 for NIT basketball championship
1941 Richard Wright & Paul Green's "Native Son," premieres in NYC
1944 76 Allied officers escape Stalag Luft 3 (Great Escape)
1944 811 British bombers attack Berlin
1944 In occupied Rome, Nazis execute more than 300 civilians
1945 Gen Eisenhower, Montgomery & Bradley discuss advance in Germany
1945 Largest one-day airborne drop, 600 transports & 1300 gliders
1945 Operation Varsity: British, US & Canadian airborne landings E of Rhine
1945 US minesweepers reach Kerama Retto, South coast of Okinawa
1947 Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the presidency
1947 John D Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN
1949 21st Academy Awards - "Hamlet," Laurence Olivier & Jane Wyman win
1949 Walter & John Huston become 1st father-and-son team to win
1950 Gracie de Moss wins LPGA Pro-Ladies Golf Championship
1950 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman
1950 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1952 Great demonstrations against apartheid in South-Africa
1953 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1955 1st seagoing oil drill rig placed in service
1955 British Army patrols withdraw from Belfast after 20 years
1955 Tennessee Williams, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances
1958 Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)
1959 Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact
1960 US appeals court rules novel, "Lady Chatterly's Lover," not obscene
1961 NY Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows
1962 24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 71-59
1962 Benny Paret, KOed in a welterweight title, he dies 10 days later
1962 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue & Blue Boys
1964 Kennedy half-dollar issued
1965 US Ranger 9 strikes Moon, 10 miles (16 km) NE of crater Alphonsus
1966 Selective Service announces college deferments based on performance
1967 U of Mich holds 1st "Teach-in" after bombing of North Vietnam
1968 Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational
1970 Dutch cartoonist Frans Piët ends "Sjors & Sjimmie" strip
1972 Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland
1973 Harley Race beats Dory Funk Jr in Kansas City, to become NWA champ
1973 Immaculata beats Queens College, 59-52 to win AIAW Basketball title
1973 Professional track debut of Kip Keino defeating Jim Ryun in the mile
1973 SF 49er pres Lou Spadia proposes NFL expand to 30 teams
1974 36th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: NC State beats Marquette 76-64
1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1976 Argentine Pres Isabel Peron deposed by country's military
1978 Wings release "With a Little Luck"
1979 "Ballroom" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 116 performances
1979 1st appearance as Australian cricket capt for Kim Hughes
1979 Columbia flown on carrier aircraft lands at Kennedy Space Center
1979 10 rebounds & 10 assists, as the Spartans cruise to a 101-67 by Penn Mich State's Earvin "Magic" Johnson registers triple-double 29 pts,
1980 42nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats UCLA 59-54
1980 ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline"
1980 Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks
1981 "Nightline with Ted Koppel" premieres on ABC
1981 Bombay beat Delhi by innings & 46 to win Ranji Cricket Trophy
1981 Colombia drops diplomatic relations with Cuba
1982 US sub Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia
1984 Andrea Schöne skates ladies world record 5 km (7:34.52)
1984 IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics
1984 Igor Malkov skates world record 10 km (14:21.51)
1985 5th Golden Raspberry Awards: Bolero wins
1985 Golden Raspberry Awards presented to parody Oscar Awards (Bolero wins)
1985 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic
1985 Norman Gifford makes cricket ODI debuts at age 44 (v Aust, Sharjah)
1986 58th Academy Awards - "Out of Africa," William Hurt & G Page win
1986 Suriname army capt Etienne Boerenveen arrested for cocaine smuggling
1986 US & Libya clash in Gulf of Sidra
1986 NASA publishes "Strategy for Safely Returning the Space Shuttle to Flight Status"
1987 1st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross
1987 WA win the Sheffield Shield by drawing cricket final vs Victoria
1988 "Gospel at Colonus" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 61 perfs
1988 Quarterback Dan Fouts retires
1989 Mary Martin in "Peter Pan," 1st seen on TV since 1973
1989 Worst US oil spill, Exxon's Valdez spills 11.3 mil gallons off Alaska
1990 Indian troops leave Sri Lanka
1990 Tom Hunter swims world record 50m freestyle (21.81 sec)
1991 "Les Miserables," opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
1991 11th Golden Raspberry Awards: Ford Fairlane & Ghosts Can't Do It wins
1991 Barcelona Dragons beat NY/NJ Knights 19-7 in their 1st WLAF game
1991 Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
1991 In liberated Kuwait, banks reopen]
1991 NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 9-3
1991 Wrestlemania VII in LA, Hulk Hogan pins Sgt Slaughter
1992 "Jake's Women" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 245 performances
1992 Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
1992 Sudanese Boeing 707 crashes on mountain Hymettos at Athens: 5-6 die
1992 1st Belgium in the space, Dirk Frimout on Atlantis Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
1993 Ezer Weizman elected president of Israel
1994 "Carousel" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 322 performances
1994 "Song of Jacob Zulu" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 53 performances
1994 F-16 collides with C-130 Hercules above AFB in NC, 120 die
1994 Robert F Kennedy Jr divorces Emily Black
1996 16th Golden Raspberry Awards: Showgirls wins
1996 Eastenders star Michael French is reported to be a homosexual
1996 Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
1996 MTA raises NYC bridge tolls to $3.50 each way
1997 69th Academy Awards - "English Patient," T Cruise & Brenda Blythen win
1997 Australian parliament overturns world's 1st & only euthanasia law
Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1188Ferrand of Portugal, earl of Flanders/son of Sancho I
1441Ernst I, elector of Saxon (1464-86)
1494Georgius Agricola, Germany, mineralogist (De Re Metallica)
1607Michiel A de Ruyter, Dutch rear admiral (St Vincent, Dune)
1630José Saenz d'Aguirre, Spanish cardinal
1703José F de Isla, [Francisco de Salazar], Spanish Jesuit/writer
1714Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer
1732Gian Francesco de Majo, composer
1740John Antes, composer
1749Bernard Jumentier, composer
1755Rufus King, framer of US constitution
1762Marcos Antonio da Fonseca, Portugal, opera composer (Portogallo)
1797Antonio Rosmini-Serbati, philosopher/founder (Institute of Charity)
1802Jacob van Lennep, attorney/Dutch MP
1809Joseph Liouville, France, discover of transcendental numbers
1814Galen Clark, US, naturalist/discovered Mariposa Grove
1817Aime Maillart, composer
1821Elisa Felix, [Rachel], tragedienne
1821[George] Hector Tyndale, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1834John Wesley Powell, US, geologist/explorer/ethnologist
1834William Morris, England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist
1835Josef Stefan, Austria, physicist (Stefan-Boltzmann law)
1837Philips, Count of Flanders Belgium
1855Andrew W Mellon, founder (Mellon Bank)/US Sec of Treasury
1855Olive Schreiner, S African writer (Portrait of a South African Woman)
1866Jack McAuliffe, US lightweight boxing champ, hall of famer
1869mile Fabre, France, playwright, administrator of Comédie Française
1871Ernest Rutherford, nuclear scientist
1874Harry Houdini, [Erich Weiss], Budapest, magician/escape artist
1874Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president of Italy (1948-55)
1878Top Naeff, [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N-Naeff], Dutch writer
1883James I Wedgwood, British theosophist/old-catholic bishop
1884Gino Marinuzzi, composer
1884Peter Debye, Holland, physical chemist (Nobel 1936)
1885Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08)
1887Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, San Jose CA, actor (Keystone comedies)
1888Jameson Thomas, London England, actor (Farmer's Wife)
1890Miguel Suriel, Neth Antillian writer (Muhé culpabel)
1891Annie "Charley" Toorop, Dutch painter (3 Generations)
1891John Knittel, writer
1895Arthur Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray's Dance Party)
1895Sid Saylor, Chicago Ill, actor (Wally-Waterfront)
1896Gianna Manzini, writer
1897Charles Eyck, Dutch painter/sculptor
1897Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-US psycho analysist (character analysis)
1898Dorothy Stratton, organizer (SPARS-women's branch of US Coast Guard)
1898George Alpert, railroad executive
1900June [Algeria Junius] Clark, musician trumpet
1902Thomas E Dewey, Oh, 1st Catholic Pres candidate 1944, 1948 (R)
1903Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939)
1903John Patrick Sutton Ludlow, actor (Agatha)
1903Malcolm Muggeridge, English writer (Observer of Life)
1905André Christiaens, Flemish writer (Unfindable Country)
1906John Cameron Swayze, news correspondent/spokesman (Timex) [OS]
1907Janet Harmon Bragg, US pilot/columnist (Chicago Defender)
1907Lauris Norstad, US gen (NATO commander)/CEO (Owens-Corning Fiberglass)
1907Lucia Chase, US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater)
1907Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer
1907Martin Kosleck, Germany, actor (Pursuit to Algiers)
1909Clyde Barrow, bank robber (of Bonnie & Clyde fame)
1909Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder, English radio comic/actor (Phoenix)
1910Jacques Chailley, composer
1910Richard Conte, Jersey City NJ, actor (4 Just Men, Tony Rome, Hotel)
1911Enrique Jord , San Sebastian Spain, conductor (SF Symphony Orch 1970)
1911Herman W "Fritz" Liebert, US OSSer/librarian (Yale curator)
1911Jane Beverly Drew, architect
1911Joseph Barbera, animator (Hanna-Barbera)
1914Lilli Palmer, Posen Germany, actress (Boys From Brazil, Sebastian)
1918Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter
1919John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-TN, 1965- )
1919Lawrence Ferlinghetti, author (Coney Island of the Mind)
1920Gene Nelson, [Berg], Seattle Wash, actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma)
1921Wilson Harris, Guayanese author
1922Dave Appell, singer/musician/songwriter (In the Midnight Hour)
1922Dorothy Irene Height, president (national council of negro women)
1923Edna Jo Hunter, expert on military families & prisoners of war
1923Murray Hamilton, Washington NC, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)
1924Lois Andrews, actress (Ganster, Rustlers, Desert Hawk)
1924Lorraine Gourley, LA CA
1924Norman Fell, Phila, actor (Mr Roper-3's Company, The End, Graduate)
1925Duncan Wood, TV director/producer
1925Mai Zetterling, Vaeras Sweden, actress (Hidden Agenda, Ringer)
1926Dario Fo, Leggiuno Sangiano VA, playwright (Nobel-1997)
1927Janos Decsenyi, composer
1927Martin Walser, writer
1928Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orch)
1928Vanessa Brown, Vienna Austria, actress (My Favorite Husband)
1929Cuan McCarthy, cricketer (36 Test wkts for S Africa, 1 career no-ball)
1930Kenneth Nelson, Rocky Mount NC, actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family)
1930Steve McQueen, Slater Mo, actor (Wanted, Dead or Alive, Blob, Bullitt)
1931Thelma Kalama, US, 4 X 100m relay swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
1932William Smith, Columbia Mo, actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Hawaii 5-0)
1932Yuri Anatoyevich Ponomaryov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 18 backup)
1933David Harries, composer
1935Peter Bichsel, writer
1936Fredrick Kaufmamn, composer
1937Benjamin Luxon, Redruth England, baritone (Owen Wingrave)
1937Bill Tillman, basebal player
1937Billy Stewart, US R&B singer (I Do Love You)
1937Erskine Sandiford, premier (Barbados, 1987-94)
1938Larry Wilson, NFL back (Cardinals)
1940Bob Mackie, Monterey Parks Calif, designer (Streisand, Cher)
1943H Martin Lancaster, (Rep-D-NC)
1943Jesus Alou, baseball outfielder (SF Giants)
1943Marika Kilius, German FR, ice skating pair (Olympic-silver-1960, 64)
1944Denny McLain, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, 31 wins in 1968)
1944Patti Labelle, singer (Phoenix, Tasty, Chameleon)
1946Lee Oskar, Denmark, rock harmonicist (War-Why Can't We Be Friends)
1946Paul Williams, climber
1947Alan Sugar, English multi-millionaire/computer manufacturer (Amstrad)
1947Mike Kellie, rock drummer (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
1947Paul McCandless, rocker (Torches on the Lake)
1947Pieter W Coetzer, South African journalist/MP (NP)
1949Steve Lang, Montreal Canada, rock bassist (April Wine)
1951Dougie Thompson, rocker (Supertramp-Bloody Well Right)
1951Earl Williams, NBAer
1951Kenneth S Reightler Jr, Patuxent R Md, Cmdr USN/astro (STS 48, 60)
1951Pat Bradley, Westford MA, LPGA golfer (1981 US Women's Open)
1952Nicholas Campbell, Toronto Canada, actor (Nick-Insiders)
1953Steve Lubbers, cricketer (capt of Dutch World Cup team 1996)
1954Donna Pescow, Brooklyn, actress (Angie, Out of this World, Rainbow)
1954Irina Ratushinskaya, Odessa Ukraine, disident poet (Beyond the Limit)
1954Robert Carradine, LA Calif, actor (Slim-The Cowboys, Wavelength)
1956Ijaz Faqih, cricketer (Pakistan off-spin all-rounder in 5 Tests 80-88)
1957Scott J Horowitz, Phila Pa, PhD/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 75, 82)
1959Renaldo Nehemiah, US, hurdler (110m at 12.93)/NFLer (SF 49ers)
1960Kelly LeBrock, NYC, actress (Weird Science, Woman in Red)
1961Dean Jones, cricketer (dashing Australian batsman & fielder 1984-92)
1961James T Gallagher Jr, Johnstown PA, PGA golfer (1990 Greater Milw)
1962Penny Hammel, Decatur IL, LPGA golfer (Jamie Farr Toledo-1985, 89)
1962Star Jones, attorney/TV hostess (NBC, Inside Edition)
1963Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch soccer goalie (Vitesse, Manchester)
1963Sammy Giammatva, Houston Tex, tennis star
1964Hans Schwaier, West Germany, tennis star
1965Angela Zuckerman, St Louis Mo, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
1965Ben Torriero, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
1965Jeff Reese, Brantford, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1965Marian Vajda, Czech, tennis star
1966Penny Toler, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
1966Tatjana Patitz, Hamburg German FR, model/actress (Rising Sun)
1967Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel, Fla, tennis player (Virginia Slims of Ark 1987)
1967Richard Gillam, Atlanta Ga, pairs skater (& Erin Moorad)
1969Yoko Zetterlund, SF Calif, volleyball setter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
1970Lara Flynn Boyle, Davenport Iowa, actress (Donna Hayward-Twin Peaks)
1970Marques Bragg, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1970Mike Vanderjagt, CFL kicker (Toronto Argonauts)
1970Shannon Lemora, Baton Rouge Louisiana, 1.5k runner
1973Atle Larsen, WLAF kicker (Rhein Fire)
1973Chip McCaw, Chicago Ill, volleyball setter (Olympics-96)
1973David Moravec, hockey forward (Team Czech Oly-gold-1998)
1973Josh Lakatos, Pasadena Calif, trap shooter (Olympics-silver-1996)
1973Philippe Boucher, St Apollinaire Ca, NHL defense (LA Kings, Oly-G-98)
1974Terry Killens, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
1975Debbie Keller, Winfield Ill, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
1975Julia Bikbova, Kiev Ukraine, dance skater (& John Lee)
1976Danielle Garrett, Camp Hill Penn, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
1977Olivia Burnette, San Clemente Calif, actress (Torkelsons)
1980Luke Edwards, Nevada City Ca, actor (Newsie)
Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
0809Harun al-Rashid, caliph of the Abbasid empire (786-809), dies at 44
1400Florens Radewijns, Dutch priest/leader Modern Devotion, dies
1455Nicholas V, [Tommaso Parentucelli], Italian Pope (1447-55), dies at 57
1455Rudolf van Diepholt, bishop/cardinal of Utrecht (1448-55), dies
1471Thomas Malory, author (Le Morte d'Arthur), dies at 55
1558Anna van Buren, countess of Egmond/Buren/Lingen, dies
1603Elizabeth I Tudor, [Maiden Queen], UK queen (1558-1603), dies at 69
1631Philipp Dulichius, composer, dies at 68
1635Jacques Callot, French cartoonist/engraver, dies at about 42
1644Cecilia Renata, arch duchess of Austria, dies
1654Samuel Scheidt, German composer (Concertus sacri), dies at 66
1661William Leddra, last Quaker, hanged in Boston
1755Theodor Christleib Reinhold, composer, dies at 72
1823Cornelis van Foreest, Dutch mayor (Alkmaar), dies at 66
1825Giovanni Domenico Perotti, composer, dies at 64
1838Thomas Attwood, composer, dies at 72
1842Stendhal [Marie-H Beyle], French writer (The Love), buried at 59
1866Maria Amalia, of Bourbon-Sicily, wife of Louis Filips of Austria, dies
1867Mary, [Victoria MALOPCA of Teck], queen of Gt Brit, dies at 85
1877Walter Bagehot, English economist/critic/banker, dies at 51
1878Albin Masek, composer, dies at 73
1881Friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republic politician, dies at 69
1882Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (Song of Hiawatha), dies at 75
1894Robert Prescott Stewart, composer, dies at 68
1899Billy Barnes, cricketer (725 runs in 21 Tests for England), dies
1905Jules Verne, sci-fi author (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 77
1909John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist/playwright/poet, dies at 37
1911Matthew Stanley Robison, president (Cardinals), dies
1916Enrique y Campina Granados, Sp opera composer (Goyescas), drowns at 48
1918Theophile Ysaye, composer, dies at 53
1921Deodat de Severac, composer, dies at 48
1932George Robert Canning, cricketer (the 4th Lord Harris), dies
1937Léopold Courouble, Belgian writer (Pauline Flatbread), dies at 76
1945J S Nicklin, Lt-Col/Canada's 1st parachutist, dies
1945Thomas Rennie, Gen-Maj (Dutch command 51st Highland Division), dies
1946Gustaf Heintze, composer, dies at 66
1946Alexander A Aljechin, world chess champ (1927-35, 37-46), dies at 53
1953Felix M Abel, French dominican/biblical scholar, dies at 74
1953Mary, queen of Great-Britain/North-Ireland, dies at 85
1960Paul Joostens, Flemish painter, dies at 70
1964Peter Lorre, Hungarian/US actor (Maltese Falcon, Raven), dies at 59
1967Marc Lavry, composer, dies at 63
1968Howard Petrie, actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), dies at 61
1968Lauwrens Voorthuyzen, Dutch sect leader, dies at 70
1969Joseph Kasavubu, president Congo (1960-65), dies at about 55
1974Yoshida Isoya, Japanese architect (modern sukiya style), dies at 79
1974Doris Deane, dies at 74
1975Muriel Hutchinson, actor (Another Thin Man), dies at 60
1975Oscar Rasbach, composer, dies at 86
1976Bernard L Montgomery, British general, defeated Rommel, dies at 88
1976Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), dies at 66
1977Saburo Moroi, composer, dies at 73
1978Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], author (Ginger Star), dies at 62
1979Yvonne Mitchell, writer, dies at 53
1980Oscar Romero, archbishop of San Salvador, murdered during mass
1982Ace Goodman, KC Mo, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 83
1984Sam Jaffe, actor (Dr Zorba-Ben Casey), dies of cancer at 93
1986Sarah Cunningham, actress (Nurse Andrews-Trapper John MD), dies at 67
1990Alice Sapritch, actress (European Vacation), dies
1990An Wang, computer manufacturer (Wang), dies at 70 of cancer
1990Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), dies of kidney failure at 68
1990Rene Enriquez, actor (Hill St Blues), dies of pancreatic cancer at 56
1993Taylor Reed, actor (Easy Money), dies of heart attack at 60
1993Peter Roovers, Dutch sculptor/teacher (war monuments), dies at 90
1993John Hersey, Pulitzer prize author (Hiroshima), dies at 78
1993Erik Andriesse, Dutch painter (skulls, skeletons), dies at 35
1994Edith Porada, art historian/archaeologist, dies at 81
1994Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician, assassinated
1994Tommy Benford, jazz drummer, dies at 88
1995Anthony Standerwick Heal, businessman, dies at 88
1995Joey Long, blues/cajun guitarist, dies at 62
1995Trevor Oswald Ling, religious Studies Professor, dies at 75
1996Maria Lucia Beltran Alcayaga, singer, dies at 66

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