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Events for tomorrow in history Birthdays  Deaths
1165 Pope Alexander III returns from exile to Rome
1334 St Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast
1556 King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts
1577 Water Geuzen under capt Slope enter Amsterdam
1584 English parliament throws out Jesuits
1700 Cardinal Francesco Albani elected Pope Clemens XI
1705 Nicholas Rowe's "Ulysses," premieres in London
1744 English premier John Carteret resigns
1765 People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax
1783 Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)
1832 French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium
1834 Hector Berlioz's "Harold in Italy," premieres
1835 Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine (Troy NY)
1848 Female Medical Educational Society forms in Boston
1852 Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30' (9m)
1863 Battle of Chattanooga & Orchard Knob, TN begins
1863 Patent granted for a process of making color photographs
1864 -25] Battle at Ball's Ferry Georgia (30 casualties)
1868 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process
1871 Railway bridge over Dutch Deep opens
1876 Columbia, Harvard & Princeton form Intercollegiate Football Assn
1885 Amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united
1887 Notre Dame loses its 1st football game 8-0 to Michigan
1887 Opera "Trumpeter of Säckingen" 1st American production (NYC)
1889 Debut of 1st jukebox (Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco)
1892 Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed
1892 P de Coubertin launches plan for Modern Olympic Games
1897 Andrew J Beard invents "jerry coupler," to connect railroad cars
1897 Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love
1899 1st jukebox (Palais Royal Hotel, SF)
1899 Battle at Belmont, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers
1903 Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in "Rigoletto"
1904 3rd Olympic games close in St Louis
1905 Henry Watson Furness, an Indiana physican, named minister of Haiti
1906 Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy
1909 7.17" (18.2 cm) of rainfall, Rattlesnake Creek, Idaho (state rec)
1909 Wright Brothers forms million dollar corp to manufacture airplanes
1911 Post Hospital at Presidio, SF renamed Letterman General Hospital
1912 Hamilton Alerts suspended by ORFU for refusing to field a full team in a replay of a protested game
1921 Pres Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes
1923 German army commander Gen Von Seeckt bans NSDAP & KPD
1923 Germany's Stresemann govt falls to SPD
1926 Noël Coward's "This Was a Man," premieres in NYC
1930 NY Giant Hap Moran runs 91 yards for a TD from a scrimmage
1931 Nationally Crisis Committee forms in Hague
1936 1st issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce
1936 Life magazine hit newsstands
1937 Clifford Odets' "Golden Boy," premieres in NYC
1937 Emile Janson becomes Belgian premier
1937 John Steinbeck's "Of Mice & Men," premieres in NYC
1939 Nazi Gov of Poland Hans Frank requires Jews to wear a blue star
1940 1st edition of illegal "The Truth" publishes
1940 Romania signs Driemogendheden pact
1940 SD arrested resistance fighter Bernard Iron wire
1941 German troops conquer Klin, at NW of Moscow
1942 3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders
1942 Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized
1942 Col-gen Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender
1942 German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad
1942 Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia
1942 Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat is torpedoed
1942 Russian 21st Army recaptures Kalatsj at Don
1942 Steward Poon Lim begins floating in a raft 133 days
1943 1st printing of illegal "Warheid"
1943 British Forces Broadcasting Service begins operation
1943 US forces take control of Tarawa, Gilbert Island & Makin from Japs
1943 Phils owner William D Cox is permanently banned from baseball for having bet on his own team
1944 US 7th army under Gen Patch conquers Straatsburg
1945 Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends
1946 "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances
1946 34th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 28-6
1946 French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000
1947 French govt of Schumann, forms
1947 Wash Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)
1948 Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects
1950 Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony," premieres
1953 KVFD (now KTIN) TV channel 21 in Ft Dodge, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1953 WJBF TV channel 6 in Augusta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia
1959 "Fiorello!" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 796 performances
1960 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year
1960 Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St
1960 Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched
1962 Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL's MVP
1963 "Doctor Who," the long-running British sci-fi series debuts in England
1963 "Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater NYC after 24 perfs
1963 Horatio Alger Society founded
1963 JFK's body, lay in repose in East Room of White House
1963 LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)
1964 "Bajour" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
1964 Beatles release "I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman"
1964 Vatican abolished Latin as official language of Roman Catholic liturgy
1965 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern Cal (RB)
1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966 Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
1968 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth NYC after 36 perfs
1968 Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson
1970 KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton/Killeen, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 China People's Republic seated in UN Security Council
1971 Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement
1974 60 Ethiopia govt officials executed
1975 63rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 9-8
1975 Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
1975 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Greater Ft Myers Golf Classic
1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 96 perfs
1977 European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral
1979 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks
1980 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
1980 68th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10
1980 National Black Independent Party forms
1982 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB & mated for STS-6
1982 FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads
1982 NY Islanders & Minn North Stars play to an 8-8 tie
1983 Soyuz T-9 lands
1983 USSR leave weapon disarmament talks
1984 Limited-over intl cricket debut for Wasim Akram, v NZ
1984 Test Cricket debut of David Boon age 23 & Bob Holland age 38 (v WI)
1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45
1985 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijack Egyptair jet in Malta
1985 Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China
1988 France performs nuclear test
1988 Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal
1988 Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract
1989 Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines
1989 Xenophobia Zol•tas sworn in as premier of Greece
1990 Model Cheryl Tiegs marries actor Tony Peck
1990 Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak v WI), scores 0 & 0
1991 A day before he dies, Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS
1991 Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1991 Martin Lopez-Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:56.57)
1991 Sacramento Kings ends NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games
1991 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Lorrie Nichols
1991 Brigham Young Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season & 15,031 for career
1992 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" opens at Booth NYC for 232 perfs
1992 10,000,000 cellular telephone sold
1993 "Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 perfs
1996 Irebe Skliva, 18, of Greece, crowned 46th Miss World
1997 Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship
1997 Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ
Birthdays for tomorrow in history Events  Deaths
0912Otto I, the Great, German king, Holy Roman emperor (962-73)
1221Alfonso X (the Wise), king of Castile & Leon (1252-84)
1553Prospero Alpini, Italy, botanist/physician (De Medocoma Aegyptorum)
1608Francisco M de Melo, Portuguese author (Epan foras)
1616John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (product of Wallis)
1669Johann K Amman, Swiss/Dutch deaf-mute teacher (Surdus Loquens)
1690Ernst J earl van Biron, Russian duke of Koerland/regent of Ivan VI
1695François the Cuvilliés, Belgian court architect of Bayern
1748Etienne Joseph Floquet, composer
1749Edward Rutledge, (Gov-SC)/attorney/signer (Decl of Independence)
1760Gracchus Babeuf, French utopian socialist (Tribun du Peuple)
1765Thomas Attwood, composer
1785Joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch general of the Jesuits (1829-53)
1794Joan F Van Oordt, vicar (Groninger direction)
1797Gabor Matray, composer
1800Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/author (Povesti)
1804Franklin Pierce, Hillsboro NH, (D) 14th Pres (1853-1857)
1809Horatio Phillips Van Cleve, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1815William Dennison, postmaster/general (Union), died in 1882
1819Benjamin Mayberry Prentiss, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1901
1820John Willis Ellis, Governor (Confederacy) died in 1861
1821Charles Meryon, British/French etcher
1826Agustin Bethencourt, Venezuela publisher on Curaçao
1830Kaspar CE Ritter von Zumbusch, German/Austria sculptor
1837John van der Waals, Hol, physicist (Nobel 1910, Liquid & Gas States)
1842James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (1st England Test captain)
1843Josef Sucher, composer
1858Frank Hearne, cricketer (bro of George & Alec, Eng & S Afr)
1859Billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], NYC, criminal
1860Karl Branting, Sweden, statesman/diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)
1862Alberto Williams, Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Etrerno Reposo)
1862Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism)
1876Manuel de Falla, C diz Spain, composer (El Amor Brujo)
1878Andre Caplet, composer
1878Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations (WW II)
1878Holcombe Ward, tennis champ (US Open-1904)
1879André Caplet, French composer/conductor (Conte Fantastic)
1882Johan C T Kikkert, Dutch painter/etcher/critic
1883Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Along the water front)
1883José Clemente Orozco, Mexico, painter (Epic of Culture in New World)
1887Boris Karloff, [William H Pratt], Dulwich Engld, actor (Frankenstein)
1887Paul Malengreau, composer
1888Harpo Marx, [Adolph] NYC, actor/comedian (Marx brothers)
1888Nana Bryant, Cincinnati OH, actress (Ladies of the Chorus)
1893Jimmy Blanckenberg, cricket pace bowler (took 60 wickets for S Africa)
1894Ture Persson, Sweden, sprinter (Olympic-silver-1912)
1896Joris Vriamont, Flemish author/music publisher
1896Klement Gottwald, premier/president of Czechoslovakia (1946-53)
1896Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer/actress (Roman scandals)
1899Norman Hunter, writer
1901Marieluise Fleiáer, writer
1906Mervyn Roberts, composer
1908Leendert P J Braat, Dutch sculptor/screenwriter
1909Nigel Tranter, author/historian (River Realm, Robert the Bruce)
1910Hal Schumacher, baseball player
1911Peter Saunders, English theater producer (Legend of the Werewolf)
1912Det Glynn, teacher/anti-apartheid activist
1914[Arthur] Wilson "Bob" Tucker, US, sci-fi author (Time Masters)
1915Ellen Drew, [Terry Ray], Kansas City Mo, actress (Isle of Dead)
1915John Dehner, [Forkum], Staten Is NY, actor (Big Hawaii, Bare Essence)
1915Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, politician
1917George O'Hanlon, Bkln NY, actor (Calvin-Life of Riley, George Jetson)
1917Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer
1917Michael Gough, Malaya, actor (Search for the Nile)
1919Claudio Santoro, composer
1919Peter Strawson, English philosopher
1920Chalmers P Wylie, (Rep-R-OH, 1967- )
1920Herman Nieland, Dutch organist/pianist/composer (Te Deum Laudamus)
1920Paul Celan, [Antschell], German/Romanian poet (Collected Prose)
1921Hein J Roethof, lawyer/Dutch MP (PvdA)
1923Angelo John Novarese, record company founder
1923Guy Molinari, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )
1923Nadia Gray, actress (Naked Runner, Maniac, Candide)
1924Colin Turnbull, anthropologist
1924Paul Richards, CA, actor (Kiss Daddy Goodnight)
1926Christopher Logue, British poet/stage writer (Trials)
1926Don Gordon, LA Calif, actor (Prentiss-Lucan)
1928Jakob Jez, composer
1928Jerry Bock, New Haven CT, Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof)
1930Jack McKeon, baseball player
1930Robert Easton, Milwaukee, actor (Someone Up There Likes Me)
1930William E Brock, (Sen-D)/US Secretary of Labor (1985-87)
1931Yevgeni Grischin, USSR, 500m/1500m speed skater (Oly-gold-1956, 60)
1932Michael Knight, air chief marshall/British leader (NATO)
1933Hayes Jenkins, US, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1956)
1933Krzysztof Penderecki, Debica Poland, composer (Hiroshima Threnody)
1934Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, Australia, tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56)
1934Michael Wayne, producer (McQ, Chisum, Green Berets, McLintock)
1934Rita Rossi Colwell, oceanographer
1934Robert Towne, producer/screenwriter (Chinatown)
1935Dean A Gallo, (Rep-R-NJ, 1985- )
1935Ken Eastwood, cricketer (opened for Aust v Eng SCG 1971)
1935Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov, Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11)
1938Herbert Achternbusch, Munich Germany, actor (Hedes, Mix Wix, Wohin)
1938Oscar Robertson, NBA guard (Cin, Milwaukee, Olympic-gold-1960)
1939Betty Everett, US singer (Getting Mighty Crowded)
1939Susan Anspach, NYC, actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Blume in Love)
1940Gösta Pettersson, Sweden, cyclist (Olympic-silver-1968)
1940Luis Tiant, Cuba, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees)
1941Alan Mullery, English soccer player
1943Andrew Goodman, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964
1944Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter (Basic Instinct, Showgirls)
1944José Torikens, Dutch journalist (Parool, NRC)
1945Assaf Dayan, Israel, actor (Operation Thunderbolt)
1945Steve Landesberg, Bronx NY, comedian/actor (Barney Miller)
1946Bobby L Rush, (Rep-D-Illinois)
1946Diana Quick, London England, actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job)
1946Hans Hoekman, Dutch radio play actor
1947Geoffery Michael Roberts, vintner
1949Gayl Jones, US author/poet (Corregidora, Song for Anninho)
1950Cecil Hooker, rocker (Snuff)
1950Charles E Schumer, (Rep-D-NY, 1981- )
1951Bernd Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)
1951David Rappaport, London England, 3'11" actor (Wizard, Time Bandits)
1951Jörg Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)
1952Francie Larrieu Smith, US, 1.5/3/10K track runner (AAU 1 mile-1979)
1953Martin Kent, cricketer (Queensland batsman played for Australia 1981)
1954Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg Va, rock vocalist
1954Ferry Hoogendijk, Dutch editor in chief (Elsevier Magazine)
1954Ken Schrom, baseball player
1955Steven Brust, [Karl Zoltan], US, sci-fi author (Yendi, Jhereg)
1956Bruce Edgar, cricketer (NZ opener through the 80')
1956Michael S Brainard, LA, actor (Joey-All My Children, Santa Barbara)
1956Shane Gould, Brisbane Queensland, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972)
1957John "Jellybean" Benitez, music producer
1958David Wallace, Miami, actor (General Hospital, Babysitter, Humongus)
1958Martin Snedden, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer of 80's)
1959Brook Jacoby, baseball player
1959Maxwell Caulfield, Derbyshire England, actor (Miles-The Colbys)
1960Jayananda Warnaweera, cricketer (Sri Lankan fastish off-spin bowler)
1961Merv Hughes, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1985-94 Extrovert)
1962Andrea Blackwell, Calgary Alberta, basketball forward (Olympics-96)
1962Gary Rusnak, Orangeburg SC, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Permian Basin-2nd)
1962Mike Nocito, rocker
1963Dale Sveum, baseball player
1964Boyd Kestner, actor (Outsiders)
1964Dave Ellefson, bassist (Megadeth)
1964John Williams, NFL linebacker/FB (Pitts Steelers)
1964Jose Gonzales, baseball player
1964Kapila Wijegunewardene, cricketer (Sri Lankan fast-medium bowler)
1965Michael Brainard, Hollywood CA, actor (Ted-Santa Barbara)
1965Rodion Gataullin, Uzbekistan, pole vaulter (Olympics-silver-88)
1966Charlie Grover, musician (Sponge)
1966Jerry Kelly, Madison WI, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Cleveland Open-2nd)
1966Jerry Patrick Kelly, Madison WI, PGA golfer (1995 Greater Milw-34th)
1967Brian Glynn, Iserlohn Ger, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
1967Diane O'Grady, North Bay Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
1967Gary Kirsten, cricketer (South African lefty opening batsman 1993-)
1967Patrick Mameli, Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Pestilence)
1967Salli Richardson, actress (Posse)
1968John O'Neill, Detroit, US field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
1970Glenn Murray, Manning SC, outfielder (Phila Phillies)
1971Ashraf Amaya, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1971Jim Pyne, NFL guard/corner (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1971Vin Baker, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks)
1972Kurupt, rapper (Tha Dogg Pound)
1972Paul Penny, Victoria BC, golfer (Edmonton City Amat-1993, 94)
1973Reggie Green, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
1974Jamie Sharper, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
1974Malik Rose, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
1974Regina Fisher, Miss West Virginia USA (1996)
1974Saku Koivu, Turku Fin, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-B-98)
1974Tora Suber, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
1974Tyrus McCloud, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
1975Arno Schreuders, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
1976Adriana Cano Garcia, Miss Uruguay Universe (1997)
1978Aliane Baquerot, NYC, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
Deaths for tomorrow in history Events  Birthdays
0615Columbanus, Irish monastery founder/poet/saint (Poenitentiale), dies
1249Ajjoeb, sultan of Egypt, dies
1407Louis, duke of Orléans, murdered
1457Ladislaus V Posthumus, king of Hungary/Bohemia, dies at 17
1499Perkin Warbeck, Flemish sailor, hanged
1558Charles, earl of Lalaing/land guardian of the Neth, dies at 52
1585Thomas Tallis, composer, dies
1613Charles Philip of Croij, marquis of Havré/earl of Fontenoy, dies at 64
1709Hans Willem baron Bentinck, Dutch/English earl of Portland, dies at 60
1750Giuseppe Sammartini, composer, dies at 55
1752Conrad Michael Schneider, composer, dies at 79
1787Anton Schweitzer, composer, dies at 52
1814Elbridge Gerry, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 70
1848Alfred Julius Becher, composer, dies at 45
1853Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, composer, dies at 67
1853Johann Christian Friedrich Schneider, composer, dies at 67
1865René E de Russy, West Indian/US brig-general, dies at about 75
1865Josef Leopold Zvonar, composer, dies at 41
1872Ten Bears (Parra-Wa-Samen), US poet/Comanche chief, dies
1890Willem III, King of Netherland (1849-1890), dies at 73
1902Walter Reed, US bacteriologist (Yellow Fever), dies
1910Hawley H Crippen, doctor/murderer, executed
1911Bernard Tancred, cricketer (87 runs in 1888-89 S Afr v England), dies
1914Elbrige Gerry, VP (of Gerrymander fame), dies at 70
1916Eduard Napravnik, composer, dies at 77
1916Leonard Moon, cricketer (WW I 4 Tests for England 1905-06), dies
1920Mohammed ibn Addoellah, Somalian resistances leader "Mad Molla", dies
1926Frederic Ayers, composer, dies at 50
1927S Przybyszewski, writer, dies
1931Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist, dies
1932Percy Pitt, composer, dies at 63
1934Albert Funke Kppes, political cartoonist, dies
1937Louis Victor Saar, composer, dies at 68
1938August TC Kiehl, actor (Hope of Blessing), dies at 84
1940Catherina van Rennes, composer, dies at 82
1943Ernest Jones, cricketer ("Jonah" Gave WG's beard a close shave), dies
1946Fawzi Husseini, Arabic High Director for Palestine, murdered
1948Stanner E V Taylor, US director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), dies at 71
1948Uzeir Abdul Huseyn Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 63
1949Gustav Radbruch, German Min of Justice, dies
1952Aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet, dies at 59
1952Albert van Raalte, conductor (Radio Philharmonic Orch), dies at 62
1956Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61
1962Herman J Friedericy, Dutch author (Last General), dies at 62
1962Gloria Gordon, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 81
1965Franc Debenham, Australian geographer/geologer, dies at 81
1967Freddie Martin, cricket WI batsman, (9 Tests 486 runs 1 century), dies
1970Yusuf Bin Ishak, president of Singapore 1965-70, dies at about 60
1971Lisle Nagel, Australian cricket opening bowler (1932), dies
1972Marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56
1973Sessue Hayakawa, actor (Tokyo Joe), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 83
1973Robert Ellis, actor (Curse of King Tut's Tomb), dies at 40
1973Paul Newlan, actor (Capt Grey-M Squad), dies
1973Constance Talmadge, US comedienne (Her Primitive Lover), dies at 75
1973Claire Dodd, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy), dies after illness at 64
1974Cornelius Ryan, war reporter/historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54
1974Pall Isolfsson, composer, dies at 81
1976André Malraux, [Berger], author (Conquerors)/min of Culture, dies
1979Merle Oberon, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), dies at 68
1980Herby Wade, cricketer (South African capt 10 Tests 1935-36), dies
1980Thien-an Thich, Zen teacher/Vietnamese Rinzai line, dies in LA at 54
1982"Reverend" Grady Nutt, actor (Hee Haw), dies at 47
1990Roald Dahl, Br short story author (Sweet Mystery of Life), dies at 74
1990Renate Rubinstein, author/columnist (Tamar), dies
1990Nguyen Van Tam, PM of Vietnam (1952-53), dies
1990Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37
1991Ken Uehara, actor (Honolulu-Tokyo), dies of heart failure at 82
1991Klaus Kinski, actor (Android, Little Drummer Girl), dies at 65
1992Thelma Orloff, entertainer, dies of kidney failure at 76
1992Rita Corday, actress (Dick Tracy vs Cueball), dies at 68
1992Ray Acuff, country singer (Wahbash Cannonball), dies
1993Gerarda "Meik" Rueter, sculptor, dies at 89
1993Hervé Bromberger, French director/screenwriter, dies at 75
1993Tatiana Nikolajeva, Russian pianist (Bach), dies at 69
1994William Donald Campbell, diarist/Ornithologist, dies at 89
1994Tommy Boyce, US songwriter (Be My Guest), commits suicide at 55
1994Erick Frederick Hawkins, US dancer/wed to Martha Graham, dies at 85
1994Eldero L D Williams, tenor saxophonist, dies at 70
1995Frank Hammond, tennis umpire, dies of ALS at 66
1995Junior Walker, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 64
1995Louis Malle, film director (Pretty Baby), dies at 63
1996Ralph Tubbs, architect, dies at 84
1996Mohamed Amin, cameraman, dies at 53
1996George Nicholas, cartoon animator, dies at 85
1996Art Porter, saxophonist, dies at 35
1996Sayed Idries Shah, thinker, dies at 72

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