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Events for tomorrow in history Birthdays  Deaths
0752 Stephen II elected Catholic Pope (or 23rd)
1349 Townspeople of Fulda Germany massacre Jews (blamed for black death)
1457 Gutenberg Bible became the 1st printed book
1556 Cardinal Reginald Pole becomes archbishop of Canterbury
1594 French King Henri IV festival in Paris
1621 Hugo de Grote escapes in bookcase from Loevenstein castle, Neth
1622 1st Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown Va; 347 slain
1630 1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston)
1638 Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Mass Bay Colony
1680 Parliament of Breisach accept French sovereignty over Elzas
1692 Emperor Leopold I names duke Earnest August of Braunschweig, king
1733 Joseph Priestly invents carbonated water (seltzer)
1765 Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists
1775 Edmund Burke presents his 13 articles to the English parliament
1778 Capt Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state
1790 Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State
1794 Congress bans US vessels from supplying slaves to other countries
1822 Gioacchino Rossini marries Isabella Colbran in Bologna
1822 NY Horticultural Society founded
1841 Cornstarch patented (Orlando Jones)
1861 1st US nursing school chartered
1862 San Marino & Italy conclude treaty of friendship & cooperation
1865 Raid at Wilson's: Chickaswas AL to Macon GA
1871 William Holden of NC becomes 1st governor removed by impeachment
1872 Illinois becomes 1st state to require sexual equality in employment
1873 Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico
1874 Young Men's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC
1882 Congress outlaws polygamy (again); bad news for Mormons
1882 Edmunds Act adopted by US to suppress polygamy in the territories
1888 English Football League established
1894 Stanley Cup: Mont AAA beat Ottawa Generals, 3-1 (1st Cup game ever)
1895 Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience
1896 Charilaos Vasilakos wins 1st marathon (3:18)
1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) tickets 1st go on sale
1903 Niagera Falls runs out of water because of a drought
1914 World's 1st airline, St Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins
1922 British court sentences Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years in prison
1927 Federico García Lorca's "El Maleficio," premieres in Madrid
1928 Noël Coward's musical "This Year of Grace," premieres in London
1929 66 horses run in Irish Grand National Sweepstakes
1929 KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
1929 USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
1933 FDR makes wine & beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
1934 1st Masters golf championship began in Augusta, Ga
1934 Fire destroys Hakodate Japan (kills 1,500, injures 1,000)
1935 Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases (NY)
1939 Lithuania state, forced to give Memel territory to Germany
1941 Grand Coulee Dam in Washington goes into operation
1942 Heavy German assault on Malta
1943 Dutch work week extended to 54 hour
1943 Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium
1943 SS police chief Rauter threatens to kill half Jewish children
1944 600+ 8th Air Force bombers attack Berlin
1945 Arab League forms with adoption of a charter in Cairo Egypt
1945 US 3rd Army crosses Rhine at Nierstein
1946 1st US rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere (50 miles up)
1946 Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan
1947 President Truman signs executive order calling for loyalty
1952 Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
1953 Antonín Z potocky chosen as president of Czechoslovakia
1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1954 1st shopping mall opened in Southfield, Mich
1956 "Mr Wonderful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances
1956 Death penalty against KPM-director Léon Jungschlaeger
1956 Musical "Mr Wonderful" with Sammy Davis Jr premieres in NYC
1957 Earthquake gives SF shakes
1957 Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
1958 20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle 84-72
1958 Faisal succeeds Saudi as king of Saudi-Arabia
1958 Liz Taylor's 3rd divorce (Mike Todd)
1958 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Nehi Golf Tournament
1960 1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes
1960 AL Schawlow & C H Townes obtain patent for the laser
1962 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens at Shubert NYC for 300 perfs
1963 Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me"
1963 Brit Min of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler
1963 Oregon State's Terry Baker becomes 1st & only Heisman Trophy winner
1964 Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of NY Times Magazine section
1964 Carol Mann wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open Invitational
1965 D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
1965 US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong
1967 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1968 Jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia
1968 Lynda Johnson ordered off SF cable car for eating an ice cream cone
1968 Student riot in Nanterre near Paris
1969 "Billy" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 1 performance
1969 "Come Summer" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 7 performances
1969 31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72 UCLA wins its 5th national championship in 6 years
1970 "Blood Red Roses" opens & closes at John Golden Theater NYC
1970 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 "Selling of the President" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 5 perfs
1972 Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified)
1972 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP
1972 Nick Mileti purchases Cleve Indians for $9 million
1972 Yankees trade Danny Cater to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle
1975 "Dinge-competed" wins Eurovisie Song festival
1975 "Dr Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 5 performances
1975 "Letter for Queen Victoria" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 18 perfs
1975 Delta State beats Immaculata for the women's AIAW championship
1975 Teach-In wins Eurovision Song Festival with "Dinge-Dong"
1975 Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens
1977 Dutch Den Uyl government falls
1977 Indira Gandhi resigns as PM of India
1977 Uyl govt falls
1978 France performs nuclear test
1978 Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm & Market, SF, dedicated
1978 Rutle's "All You Need is Cash" is show on NBC-TV
1979 Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt
1979 NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers)
1981 1st class postage raised to 18› from 15›
1981 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Desert Inn Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1981 Soyuz 39 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Mongolian) to Salyut 6
1981 Toshihiko Seko runs world record 25k (1:13:55.8)/30k (1:29:18.8)
1982 3rd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 3 launched
1982 Iran offensive against Iraq
1983 Chaim Herzog elected Israeli president
1984 Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL rec scores 5 seconds into game
1985 NASA launches Intelsat VA
1986 Ehrig skates ladies world record 5 km (7:20.99)
1986 HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament
1986 Heart's "These Dreams," single goes #1
1986 Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS)
1986 Kania skates ladies world record 1500m (1:59.30)
1986 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Debi Thomas (USA)
1986 Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 Betsy King wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open
1988 Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill
1988 WA beat Queensland by 5 wkts to win the Sheffield Shield Final
1989 Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years
1989 US Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of NYC Board of Estimate
1990 "Grapes of Wrath" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 188 performances
1990 "Les Miserables," opens at Shunert Theatre, Boston
1990 Anchorage jury finds Capt Hazelwood innocent of Valdez oil spill
1990 The ML umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games
1991 Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at U of Va seizing drugs
1991 NY Daily News begins using motto "Forward with NY"
1991 Pamela Smart (HS teacher) found guilty in NH of manipulating her student-lover to kill her husband
1992 "Private Lives" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 37 performances
1992 Danielle Ammaccapane wins Standard Register Ping Golf Championship
1992 England beat South Africa in rain-ruined cricket World Cup semi final
1992 Joseph A Molloy elected NY Yankee general partner
1992 Record producer Lou Adler weds Paige Hannah (Daryl's sister)
1992 US Air NY to Cleveland crashes on take off at LaGuardia, 27 die
1993 Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS
1994 Dutch Ambassador to US christens a new tulip (the Hillary Clinton)
1994 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec)
1994 South African Govt/ANC take power in Ciskei homeland
1994 Soyuz TM-21 lands
1995 Deputy Gov of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist
1996 Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl
1996 STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit
1997 "Sunset Boulevard," closes at Minskoff NYC after 977 performances
1997 Comet Hale-Bopp Closest Approach to Earth (1.315 AU)
1997 Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Tara Lipinski (USA)
1998 18th Golden Raspberry Awards
1998 wins Standard Register PING Golf

Birthdays for tomorrow in history Events  Deaths
1459Maximilian I of Habsburg, German Emperor/archduke of Austria
1599Anthony Van Dyck, Flemish painter (Charles I of England)
1609John II Casimir Vasa, cardinal/king of Poland (1648-68)
1700Giuseppe Sellitto, composer
1728Anton Raphael Mengs, German writer/neo-classic painter
1728Giacomo Insanguine, composer
1752Johann Georg Joseph Spangler, composer
1767Cornelis T Elout, Dutch minister of Finance
1771Heinrich D Zschokke, Swiss author (Das Goldmacherdorf)
1785Adam Sedgwick, British? geologist
1797Kaiser Wilhelm I, German emperor (1871-88)
1799F W A Argelander, Memel E Prussia, cataloguer of 324,188 stars
1803Anthonie Waldrop, Dutch painter/lithographer
1813Gabriel Rene Paul, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1814Thomas Crawford, US sculptor (Babes in the Wood)
1817Braxton Bragg, Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1876
1819William Wirt Adams, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1888
1822Ahmed Djevdet Pasha, Turkish minister of Education/Justice
1822Isaac D Fransen van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866)
1822Seth Williams, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1866
1824William Henry Chase Whiting, Major General (Confederate Army)
1834Francis Asbury Shoup, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1842Carl A N Rosa, German violinist/composer
1842Mykola Vytal'yevich Lysenko, composer
1846Randolph Caldecott, England, illustrator (Caldecott Medal namesake)
1852Theodor Birt, [Beatus Rhenanus], German classical/writer
1857Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Along the Meuse)
1857Paul Doumer, gov-genl of Indo-China/13th Pres of France (1931-32)
1865Theophile Ysaye, composer
1867Meijer Linnewiel, [Prof Kokadorus], Amsterdam's pitchman
1868Hamish MacCunn, composer
1868Henry W Methorst, lawyer/director (Dutch Cent Bureau of Statistics)
1868Robert A Millikan, US physicist (photoelectric effect; Nobel 1923)
1874Ellen Glasgow, novelist
1885Adriano Lualdi, composer
1885Jakabs Medins, composer
1887Chico Marx, [Leonard Martin], NYC, comedian (Marx Brothers)
1895Joseph Schildkraut, Vienna, actor (Joseph Schildkraut Presents)
1896Giulia D De Albertis, writer
1902Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, writer (Lace Curtain)
1903James S Russell, US pilot/admiral (WW II Pacific Ocean)
1903Jochen Klepper, writer
1905Carlo Alberto Pizzini, composer
1905Grigorij M Kosinzev, Russian director
1905Phyllis McGinley, poet
1905Ruth Page, US choreographer/ballet leader (Diaghilev, Pygmalion)
1907James Gavin, US, 82nd Airborne Div General (Sicily/Normandy)
1907Paul J Steenbergen, Neth, actor (Ciske Rat)/founder (Hague's Comedy)
1908Albrecht Goes, writer
1908Louis D L'Amour, Jamestown ND, author (Hondo, Jubal Sackett)
1908Maurice H Stans, Shakope Minn, Secretary of Commerce (1969-72)
1909Gabrielle Roy, French-Canadian novelist (Tin Flute)
1909Jack Popplewell, composer/playwright
1910Nicholas Monsarret, England, writer (Cruel Sea)
1912Henri Rousselot, admiral
1912Lord Alport
1912Wilfrid Brambell, Dublin Ireland, actor (Hard Day's Night)
1913James Westerfield, Nashville TN, actor (Jungle Heat, Lucky Johnny)
1913Karl Malden, Chicago, actor (Mike-Streets of SF, American Express)
1913Martha Mödl, German singer/soprano (Wagner)
1914Cec Burke, cricketer (NZ leg-spinner v Australia 1946, 1 & 3, 2-30)
1914Lord Stokes
1914Masao Maruyama, social scientist
1915Forest Sagendorf, cartoonist
1915George Cresswell, cricketer (3 Tests for NZ aged 35)
1916George Wyle, NYC, orch leader (Jerry Lewis Show, Flip Wilson Show)
1916Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/director (Bluejackets)
1917C S Pick, publisher
1917Paul Rogers, British? actor (Looking Glass War, Billy Budd)
1917Virginia Grey, LA, actress (Another Thin Man, Idiot's Delight, Idaho)
1918Cheddi B Jagan, dentist/founder PPP/Guyanese Premier (1953, 1957-64)
1918Harry Kay, vice-chancellor (Exeter U)
1918Tauno Kullerve Pylkkanen, composer
1920Fanny Waterman, concert pianist & teacher
1920Ross Martin, Grodek Poland, actor (Mr Lucky, Wild Wild West)
1921Wilhelmus Norbert Schmelzer, Netherland, foreign minister (KVP)
1922Mujib ur-Rahman, Pakistan, sheik/premier
1922Stewart Stern, screenwriter (Rebel Without A Cause)
1923Bryan Clieve Roberts, lawyer/civil servant
1923Cor N van Dis Jr, Dutch MP (SGP, 1971-94)
1923Marcel Marceau, Strasbourg France, mime (Barbarella, Silent Movie)
1924Al Neuharth, newspaper founder (USA Today)
1924Bill Wendell, NYC, TV announcer (Late Night With David Letterman)
1925Colin Spedding, CEO (Council of Science & Technology Institutes)
1925Wolfgang Bächler, writer
1926Julius Marmur, biochemist/geneticist
1926Lawrence Jackson, Provost Emeritus (Blackburn)
1927George Thoms, cricketer (1 Test Aust against WI 1952, scored 16 & 28)
1927Mstislav Rostropovich, composer [3/12 OS]
1927Viscount Bolingbroke
1928Betty Callaway, figure skating trainer
1928Bill Archer, (Rep-R-TX, 1971- )
1928DC Ingman, CEO (British Waterways Board
1928Dmitri Antonovitch Volkogonov, soldier/historian
1928Ed Macauley, NBAer (Boston Celtics)
1930Derek Bok, college president (Harvard)
1930Lynden O Pindling, PM of Bahamas (1967-92)
1930Pat Robertson, televangelist (700 club, Pres candidate-R-1989)
1930Stephen Sondheim, NYC, lyricist (West Side Story, Company)
1931Igor Hajek, translator/writer
1931Leslie Thomas, author
1931William Shatner, Montréal Canada, actor (Star Trek, T J Hooker)
1932Richard Thomas, admiral
1933Buddy MacKay, (Rep-D-FL, 1983- )
1933Chris Duckworth, cricketer (South African batsman v England 1956-57)
1934Leslie Turnberg, president (Royal College of Physicians)
1934Orrin G Hatch, (Sen-R-UT, 1977- )
1934Sheila Cameron, QC, Vicar-General (Province of Canterbury)
1935M[ichael] Emmet Walsh, Ogdensburg NY, actor (Wildcats, War Party)
1936Alan Bleasdale, author/playwright (Are You Lonesome Tonight)
1936May Britt, Sweden, actress (Young Lions)/wife of Sammy Davis Jr
1936Philip Ely, president (British Law Society)
1936Roger Whittaker, Nairobi Kenya, country singer (Durham Town)
1936Ron Carey, union pres (Teamsters)
1937Jon Hassell, composer
1938Glen Campbell, singer (By the Time I get to Phoenix, Galveston)
1938Vivian Pulliam, horse trainer
1940William Ritchie, vice-chancellor (Lancaster U)
1941Bruno Ganz, Zurich Switzerland, actor (Strapless, Wings of Desire)
1941Gary Lewis, horse trainer
1942Jon Arthur English, composer
1943George Benson, Pittsburgh, singer/guitarist (Greatest Love of All)
1943Joseph Schwantner, composer
1943Keith Reif, England, rocker (Yardbirds-For Your Love, Renaissance)
1944Jeremy Clyde, rocker
1944R P Mardling, headmaster (Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield)
1944T S "Tony" McPhee, rocker (Sad Go Round)
1945Alan Opie, baritone (Boughton Bethlehem, Britten 5 Canticles)
1945Charles "Chuck" Jackson, US singer (Playboy, Independents)
1945Jeremy Clyde, England, rocker (Chad & Jeremy-Yesterday's Gone)
1945Paul Schockemöhle, showjumper
1946Don Chaney, NBA player (Houston Rockets)/coach (Detroit Pistons)
1946Laraine Ashton, fashion models' agent (London)
1946Rudy/Rudolf [von Bittner] Rucker, US, sci-fi author (Wetware)
1946Serge, [Ruud Schaap], Dutch singer/guitarist (Saskia & Serge)
1947Harry Vanda, [Vandenberg], Hague Neth, rock guitarist (Easybeats)
1947Patrick Olive, percussionist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
1947Priscilla Yates, director (Royal Academy of Dancing)
1948Andrew Lloyd Webber, London, composer (Into the Woods, Phantom)
1948Randy Hobbs, rocker (Johnny Winter Band, McCoys)
1949Brian Hanrahan, British TV newsman (BBC)
1949D Watson, director (Brighton U)
1949Fanny Ardant, Monte Carlo, actress (Australia, Confidentially Yours)
1949Fran Sheehan, Boston Mass, rock bassist (Boston-More than a Feeling)
1950Mary Tamm, British? actress (Odessa File)
1951Howard Reitzes, Southgate Ca, rocker (Iron Butterfly)
1951Musa Khiramanovich Manarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-4, TM-11)
1952Bob Costas, Queens NY, sportscaster/talk show host (Later)
1953Peter McEvoy, British? actor (Against the Innocent)
1953Thomas H Andrews, (Rep-D-Maine)
1956Lena Olin, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Enemies A Love Story)
1956Lyndsay Stephen, Donnybrook WA, Australasia golfer
1957Stephanie Mills, singer/actress (Wiz)
1958Joyce Lester, Australian softball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1958Pete Wylie, Liverpool, rocker (Sinful)
1959Matthew Modine, Loma Linda Cal, actor (Full Metal Jacket)
1960Laurie Sargent, rock vocalist (Face To Face)
1962Diane Pavich, Melbourne Aust, golfer (1993 T50 Alpine Aust Ladies)
1962Juan Aguilera, Spain, tennis star
1962Tim Elliott, Perth WA, Australasia golfer
1963Hannu Virta, Turku FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
1963Rich Monteleone, Tampa FL, pitcher (California Angels)
1963Suzanne Sulley, Sheffield S Yorks, rocker (Human Leauge-Human)
1964Jeffrey Wagner, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer
1966Brad Edwards, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
1966Brian Shaw, NBA guard (Orlando Magic, SF Warriors)
1966Sean Berry, Santa Monica CA, infielder (Houston Astros)
1966Todd Ewen, Saskatoon, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1966Yahya Ayyash, militant
1968Ramon Martinez, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1969Darrell Russell, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1969Russell Maryland, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys, Oak Raiders)
1970Jason Rouser, Tucson Arizona, 200m/400m runner
1970Reggie White, NFL nose tackle (NE Patriots)
1970Travis Richards, Crystal Minn, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994)
1971Richard Castillo, jockey
1972Elvis Stojko, Richmond Hill Ontario, (Oly-silver-94)
1972John Farquhar, tight end (New Orleans Saints)
1972Mikhail Sloutsky, WLAF LB (Scotland Claymores)
1972Pieter Christiaan, Prince of Netherlands
1972Shawn Bradley, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets, Space Jams)
1973Dax Griffin, KS, actor (Tim Truman-Sunset Beach)
1973Joe Nedney, kicker (Arizona Cardinals)
1973Luther Elliss, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
1974Kim Yun-Jung, Miss Universe-Korea (1996)
1974Marcus Camby, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
1974Tuomas Gronman, NHL defenseman (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Pitts)
1975Chris Bayne, safety (Atlanta Falcons)
1975Jiri Novak, Czechostovakia, tennis star
1976Kellie Shanygne Williams, Wash DC, actress (Laura-Family Matters)
1979Mariah Leanne Bergmann, Miss Kansas Teen USA (1997)
1990Eugenie, Princess of Britain

Deaths for tomorrow in history Events  Birthdays
0337Constantine, Emperor of Rome, dies at 47
1471George van Podiebrad, king of Bohemia (1458-71), dies
1589Lodovico Guicciardini, Ital historian, dies at 67
1627Cornelis van Aerssen, Flemish Clerk of the House, dies at about 81
1639Thomas Carew, English poet/diplomat (The Rapture), dies
1661Hendrick Uylenburgh, art dealer, buried at about 73
1743Jean-Baptiste Lully, Ital/Fr composer (Forced Marriage), dies at 77
1758Jonathan Edwards, theologian/philosopher (Original Sin), dies at 54
1771Gottlieb W Rabener, German author (Bremer Beiträge), dies at 56
1777John Bartram, father of American botany, dies at 77
1796Gaspare Gabellone, composer, dies at 68
1798Justin Morgan, composer, dies at 51
1820Stephen Decatur, killed in a duel with Com James Barron at 41
1824Johann Melchior Dreyer, composer, dies at 76
1832J W Goethe, writer, dies at 82
1838Hendrik Fagel, Dutch/English baron, dies at 73
1845Franz Joseph Volkert, composer, dies at 67
1867Ferdinando Giorgetti, composer, dies at 70
1871Johnny Cuzens, cricketer (Australian aboriginal tourist 1868), dies
1890Désiré de Haerne, Belgian priest/Congressional leader, dies at 85
1906Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist/composer, dies at 59
1909Gyula Erkel, composer, dies at 66
1922Louis A Ranvier, French anatomist/historian, dies at 86
1923Theophile Delcassé, French statesman, dies at 71
1924R G Nivelle, French general (Verdun), dies at 67
1929Anton Beer-Walbrun, composer, dies at 64
1931Ban Johnson, founder of baseball's American League, dies at 67
1944... Pucheu, French Internal minister to Vichy, executed
1945J Postuma, Dutch resistance fighter, dies
1946Clemens A von Galen, bishop of Munster/anti fascist, dies at 68
1951J Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Matthäus Passion), dies at 79
1953James Anderson II, (Jo-Northern Exposure), dies
1956George A L Sarton, Belgian/US historian, dies at 71
1958Michael Todd, producer (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 56
1962Aura Abranches, Port actress (Lisboa, O Primo Basilio), dies at 65
1964Addison Richards, actor (Col-Pentagon), dies at 76
1964Joseph Schildkraut, Austr actor (Flame of Barbary Coast), dies at 68
1969Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Czech actor (3rd Man, Golem), dies at 78
1971Martin Bodmer, writer, dies
1974Peter Revson, US race car driver (Indianapolis 500), dies at 35
1975Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65), dies at 75
1975Cass Daley, actress (Red Garters), dies at 59
1975Paul Verhoeven, director (Robocop, 4th Man, Total Recall), dies at 73
1978Karl Wallenda, falls to death walking high-wire in PR at 73
1979Ben Lyon, actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Indiscreet), dies at 78
1986Charles Starrett, actor (Silver Streak, Jungle Bride), dies
1987Joan Shawlee, actress (Abbott & Costello Show), dies at 58
1991Gloria Holden, actress (Dracula's Daughter, Test Pilot), dies at 73
1993Cec Pepper, cricketer (NSW & Commonwealth XI leggie), dies
1993Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreographer (Entartet), dies at 91
1993Phia [Sophia R] Berghout, Dutch harpist, dies at 83
1993Steve Olin, pitcher (Cleve Indians), drowns at 27
1993Tim Crews, pitcher (Cleve Indians), drowns at 31
1994Walter Lantz, US cartoonist (Woody Woodpecker), dies at 93
1994Luther Diamond, radio Personality, dies at 89
1994Igor Aleinikov, Russian director (tractors, air crash), dies at 32
1994Dan Hartman, US singer/songwriter (Love Sensations), dies at 42
1995Peter Woods, newsreader, dies at 64
1996Claude Mauriac, writer, dies at 81
1996Robert Franklin Overmyer, astronaut (STS 5, STS 51-B), dies at 59
1996Robert Mellors, gay activist, dies at 47
1996Ronald George Hayward, political manager, dies at 78

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