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Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
0312 Start of Imperial Indication
0366 Liberius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0673 Synod of Hertford opens; canons made for English Church
0787 2nd Council of Nicaea (7th ecumenical council) opens in Asia Minor
1493 Columbus' 2nd expedition to New World
1537 Uprising in Lbeck fails
1625 Dutch attack San Juan, Puerto Rico
1629 Jacques Specx appointed governor-general of Dutch-Indies
1657 1st autopsy & coroner's jury verdict is recorded in state of Maryland
1664 Dutch Fort Orange (Albany NY) surrenders to English
1683 King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America
1688 France declares war on German
1706 Treaty of Altranstädt: Charles XII of Sweden & August II of Saksen
1732 21 homosexuality burned in South Horn
1742 Faneuil Hall opens to public
1776 1st St Leger horesrace held at Doncaster
1776 St Leger horse race run for 1st time
1789 Congress creates Post Office
1789 Federal Judiciary Act is passed & creates a six-person Supreme Court
1789 President George Washington appointed John Jay the 1st Chief Justice
1789 US Attorney General Office is created
1829 Russia & Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople
1838 Anti-Corn-Law League forms to repeal English Corn Law
1841 Britain obtains Sarawak from Brunei (James Brooke appointed Rajah)
1845 1st baseball team is organized
1850 Papal Bull issued, establishes Roman Catholic hierarchy in England
1852 Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st dirigible flight
1853 1st round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt)
1853 France annexes Caledonia
1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
1862 Confederate Congress adopts confederacy seal
1864 Battle of Pilot Knob MO
1864 Invasion of MO by Price
1865 James Cooke walks tightrope from Cliff House to Seal Rocks, SF
1869 Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold
1872 Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg," premieres in Vienna
1881 Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congo monarch
1883 National black convention meets in Louisville, Kentucky
1884 Dixey, Rice & Gill's musical "Adonis," premieres in NYC
1885 5 German warships depart to Zanzibar
1889 Alexander Dey patents dial time recorder
1890 Pres of Mormon Church in Salt Lake City issues a manifesto advising members that teaching & practice of polygamy should be abandoned
1895 1st round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle (took 15 months)
1902 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Red Circle" (BG)
1903 Alfred Deakin succeeds Edmund Baston as Australia premier
1903 Bill Bradley becomes 1st Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle
1906 St Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game
1906 V Herbert & H Blossom's musical "Red Mill," premieres in NYC
1908 Robert B Rhoads becomes 1st Cleveland pitcher (Cleveland Naps) to toss a no-hit game, Cleveland 2, Boston 1
1916 Indians Marty Kavanaugh, hits AL's 1st pinch-hit grand slam
1919 Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey
1922 Neurenberg fusion congress USDP-SPD; picks Karl Kautsky
1922 Roger Hornsby sets NL HR mark at 42
1923 Premiere of 1st celluloid film "Das Leben auf dem Dorfe" (Berlin)
1924 Boston, Massachusetts opens its airport
1926 Cardinals clinch NL pennant by beating Giants 6-4
1927 NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs
1927 Yanks set record of 106 victories
1928 Cohan/Lardner's musical "Elmer the Great," premieres in NYC
1929 Lt James H Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight
1929 Yanks Tom Zachary ends season 12-0
1930 G Kaufman & M Hart's "Once in a Lifetime," premieres in NY
1930 Noel Coward's "Private Lives," premieres in London
1930 Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights
1931 Round-robin playoff among NYC's 3 major league teams, to raise money for unemployed, concludes with Brooklyn losing to both Giants & Yanks
1932 NY Gov Franklin D Roosevelt visits LA
1934 2500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium
1934 Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0
1938 Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles US tennis title
1938 Don Budge becomes 1st tennis player to grand slam
1940 Jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career HR
1940 Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire-factory in Southampton
1941 9 Allied govts pledged adherence to Atlantic Charter
1941 Bomb explosion in German headquarter in Hotel Continental in Kiev
1943 Soviet forces reconquer Smolensk
1946 Yanks set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs
1948 Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally) pleads innocent in Wash DC
1948 Yanks, Boston & Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)
1950 "Operation Magic Carpet"-All Jews from Yemen move to Israel
1951 Industrial estate at Harlow New Town UK opens
1951 USSR performs nuclear test
1952 Dutch minister Dark sentences war criminal W Lages to death
1952 Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5
1953 "Take a Giant Step," opens on Broadway
1953 Rocky Marciano TKOs Roland LaStarza in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1954 Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)
1954 Yanks tie a record, 3 of their pinch hitters strike out in 1 inning
1955 "Catch a Star" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
1955 Pres Eisenhower suffers a heart attack on vacation in Denver
1955 Washington Senators lose their 99th & 100th games of season
1956 1st trans atlantic telephone cable in use (Newfoundland-Scotland)
1957 Bkln Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0
1957 Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
1958 1st welded aluminum girder highway bridge completed, Urbandale, Ia
1960 1st nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, launches (USS Enterprise)
1960 International Development Assn (UN agency) comes into existence
1960 USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launches
1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sacramento Valley Golf Open
1962 KWSU TV channel 10 in Pullman, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 US Circuit Court of Appeals orders Meredith admitted to U of Miss
1963 Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
1963 Senate ratifies treaty with Britain & USSR limit nuclear testing
1964 "Munsters" premieres on TV
1964 1st Minuteman II ICBM was tested
1964 Ringo forms Brikley Building Company Ltd
1964 Willi Stoph succeeds Otto Great as premier of German DR
1965 Belgium Victor Leemans elected chairman of European Parliament
1965 Saudi-Arabian & Egyptian accord about Yemen
1965 Stefan Stefanopoulos forms Greek government
1966 -30] Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in Caribbean, Florida & Mexico
1966 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
1967 Cards Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals vs Steelers
1967 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1968 "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV
1968 "That's Life" premieres-A Broadway musical type TV show
1968 NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack
1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati
1969 NY Mets clinch NL East pennant
1969 Ton Duc Thang elected president of North Vietnam
1969 Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem Natl Conv) begins
1970 1st Automated return of lunar sample by Luna 16
1970 Soviet Luna 16 lands on earth after 1st unmanned round trip to moon
1971 90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying
1971 Eyskens-Cools disbands Belgium parliament
1971 Houston Astros beat SD Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings
1972 Antique F86 Sabrejet fails to takeoff at air show, kills 22
1972 Jack Tatum, Oakland, returns a fumble 104 yds vs Green Bay (rec)
1972 NY Jet Joe Namath passes for 6 touchdowns vs Balt Colt (44-34)
1973 Guinea-Bissau declares independence
1973 St Louis Cards Jim Bakken sets NFL record kicking 7 field goals
1974 Al Kaline, Detroit Tiger, is 12th to get 3,000 hits
1974 Clarence Jones of Kintetsu Buffaloes hits his 38th HR, 1st American to win a Japanese HR title
1976 "Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 5959 performances
1976 Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by Pres Carter
1977 "Estrada" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 7 performances
1977 1st broadcast of "Love Boat" on ABC-TV
1977 Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards
1978 Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ping Team Golf Classic
1978 Dutch women hockey team wins world championship
1978 Ron Guidry beats Cleveland 4-0, raising his record to 23-3 ERA 1.74
1978 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1979 CompuServe began operation as 1st computer information service
1979 Ghana adopts constitution
1979 Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time
1979 Russian ice skaters Protopopov & Beloussova ask for asylum in Switz
1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1980 Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season
1980 Iraqi troops cross Iran's border, encircling Abadan
1981 Enterprise Radio (all sports) resigns air
1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 Tennis great Björn Börg retires at 26
1982 US, Italian & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
1983 Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in season
1983 Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of Hanif, v India Jullundur
1983 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1984 Cubs clinch NL East title
1984 Paul McCartney release "No More Lonely Nights"
1985 Apollo Computer Inc lays off 300 employees
1985 Fastest English Channel crossing by a relay team set (15h 30m)
1985 Expos Andre Dawson joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inn twice
1985 Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
1987 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1988 Barbara C Harris of Mass, elected 1st woman Episcopal bishop
1988 Canada's Ben Johnson runs drug-assisted 100 m in 9.79 sec
1988 Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec)
1988 Dave Stieb has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in the 9th
1988 Jackie Joyner-Kersee of USA sets heptathlon woman's record (7,291)
1989 28th Ryder Cup: US & Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England
1989 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Nippon Travel-MBS Golf Classic
1990 East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact
1990 South African president F W de Klerk meets Pres Bush in Wash DC
1990 Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market
1990 West German Pres Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty
1991 "Good & Evil" & "Sibs" premieres on ABC TV
1991 After 3 year reign as AL champs, A's are eliminated from AL West
1991 Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns
1991 Doogie Howser loses his virginity
1991 Robin Yount is 37th to hit 2,000 singles
1992 John Jaha ties record of 11 teammates to steal 10 bases (Brewers)
1992 Scott Stevens is named 5th Captain in NJ Devils history
1992 Toronto's Dave Winfield, 40, is oldest player to reach 100-RBI
1993 1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord
1993 Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty (Brenda) weds Ashley Hamilton
1993 Norodom Sihanouk again installed as king of Cambodia
1994 Parliamentary election in Ukraine
1995 31st Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 14«-13« at Oak Hill CC (NY)
1995 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic
1995 Emillio & Gloria Estefan's boat hits & kills a jet skiier
1995 Mt Ruapehu Volcano (North Island, NZ) erupts
1997 31st Country Music Assn Award:
1997 Drug kingpin Ramon Arellano Felix placed on FBI's 10 most-wanted
Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1501Girolamo Cardano, Italy, mathematician/astrologer (Ars Magna-1545)
1583Albrecht Eusebius Wenzel von Wallenstein, German general
1625Johan de Witt, statesman/advisor of Holland
1667Jean-Louis Lully, composer
1717Horace Walpole, England, British horror writer (Cattle of Ontario)
1739Grigorij A Potemkin, Monarch of Tauris/friend of Catherine II
1748Philipp Meissner, composer
1755John Marshall, Va, 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1801-35)
1762William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets)
1773Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, composer
1780Henry F C Tollens, merchant/poet (Vienna Neˆrlands Blood)
1806George Alexander Osborne, composer
1817Ramón de Campoamor Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Doloras)
1821Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda)
1824Truman Seymour, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1891
1825Frances E W Harper, famous African
1827Henry Warner Slocum, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
1829James St Clair Morton, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1833Henry Alanson Barnum, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1848Pieter Louis Tak, literary (The Chronicle)
1859Julius Klengel, cellist/composer
1860Samuel Rutherford Crockett, novelist
1870Georges Claude, inventor (neon light)
1884Ismet Inön, [Moestafa Ismet], Turkish gen/premier/president
1885Herman Bouber, Dutch actor/playwright (Sailor's Wives)
1886James Burke, NYC, actor (Mystery Theater, Great Guy)
1890Alan Herbert, England, journalist/writer (Punch, Helen)
1892Sam[uel] de Vries, actor (Wandering Jew)
1893Julia Faye, Richmond VA, actress (10 Commandments, Samson & Delilah)
1895André Cournand, physician
1896F Scott Fitzgerald, St Paul Minn, author (Great Gatsby)
1898Charlotte D baroness of Pallandt, Dutch sculptress
1898Howard W Florey, Aust, pathologist; purified penicillin (Nobel '45)
1899Eduardo Hernandez Moncada, composer
1902Cheryl Crawford, producer (Touch of Venus, Brigadoon)
1904Cemal Resit Rey, composer
1904Owen Saunders, mechanical engineer
1906Victor Wong, LA Cal, actor (Mission to Moscow, Son of Kong, King Kong)
1907Pierre Moulaert, composer
1910Cao Yu, dramatist
1910Frank Pelleg, composer
1910Jean Servais, Angers Belgium, actor (Every Man is My Enemy)
1910Leonarda da Vinci MacLaren, founder (LSE)
1911Konstantin Chernenko, USSR leader
1912Don Porter, Miami Okla, actor (Russ Lawrence-Gidget, Ann Sothern Show)
1912Ian Serraillier, children author
1913Lawrence Hugh ?, US astronomer (Gaseous nebulae)
1914Andrzej Panufnik, Warsaw Poland, composer (Tragic Overture)
1914Hein J M Jordans, Dutch conductor
1914Herb Jeffries, Detroit Mich, actor (Where's Huddles)
1915Larry Gates, St Paul Minn, actor (Guiding Light, Body Snatchers)
1915Margarita J Aliger, Russian poetess (Zoja) [OS]
1915Seymour Egerton, CEO (Coutis Bank)
1916John Lapsley, British air marshal
1917Colin Cowe, senior bursar (Magdalen College Oxford)
1917William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier & Vagaries)
1918Audra Lindley, LA Calif, actress (Helen Roper-3's Company, Ropers)
1918Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
1919Dayton Allen, NYC, comedian (Steve Allen Show)
1919Vaclav Nelhybel, Polanka Czechoslovakia, composer (Everyman)
1921Jim McKay, Phila Pa, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports)
1921Leonard Overton, British glider pilot (Arnhem 1944)
1921Leonardo Lopez Salzedo, composer
1922Cornell MacNeil, US, singer/actor (La Traviata)
1922David Lane, CEO (Commission for Racial Equality)
1922Theresa Merritt, Newport News Va, actress (Mama-That's My Mama)
1923Ladislav Fuks, writer
1924Jean-Pierre Warner, British high court judge
1924Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)
1924Simpson Guillen, cricketer (wicket-keeper for West Indies & NZ)
1924Walter Fufido, Bronx NY, Iwo Jima casualty (WW II)
1927Richard Swift, composer
1929George McNicol, principal (Aberdeen University)
1930John Watts Young, SF Calif, astronaut (Gem 3 10, Apol 10 16, STS 1 9)
1931Anthony Newley, Engld, actor (Dr Doolitte, Garbage Pail Kids)/composer
1931Brian Glanville, author/journalist
1931Cardiss Collins, (Rep-D-Illinois, 1973- )
1932Svetlana Beriozova, ballerina
1933Catherine Pestell, principal (Somerville College Oxford)
1933Mervyn Brown, diplomat
1934Bernard Nevill, textile designer
1934John Brunner, [Kilian Houston], UK, sci-fi author (100th Millennium)
1934Manfred Wörner, German general/sect-gen (NATO, 1988-94)
1934Robert Lang, actor (Night Watch)/director
1935Barbara Brilliant, TV host/producer
1935Lawrence Urquhart, CEO (Burmah Castrol)
1936Jim Henson, Greenville Miss, muppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show)
1937Alan Grose, British vice-admiral
1940Barbara Allbut, Orange NJ, rock vocalist (Angels)
1941John Mackey, NFL tight end (Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers)
1941Linda Eastman McCartney, NYC, Mrs Paul McCartney, rocker (Wings-Ram)
1942Gerry Marsden, rock vocalist (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry crossed Mersey)
1942Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut Meister, Orange NJ, rocker (Angels)
1943Lee Aaker, LA Calif, actor (Rusty-Rin Tin Tin)
1945Catherine Burns, NYC, actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher)
1945David A[llen] Drake, US, sci-fi author (Cross the Stars, Rolling Hot)
1946"Mean" Joe Greene, NFL tackle (Pitts Steelers), Coke spokesman
1946Carson Van Osten, rocker
1946Jacqueline Courtney, NJ, actress (Another World, One Life to Live)
1946Jerry Donahue, rocker (Fairport Convention)
1946Marc Edward Neikrug, composer
1946Pat Pocock, cricketer (intermittent England off-spinner 1968-85)
1946Richard Spring, British MP
1946Robert Jackson, MP/minister of British Civil Service
1947Richard Northcott, producer (9« Weeks)
1948Bernadette Hingley, British priest
1948Gordon Clapp, North Conway NH, actor (Greg Medavoy-NYPD Blue)
1948Phil Hartman, Brantford Ontario, actor (SNL, Peewee's Playhouse)
1950Mohinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala Indian batsman of 70's/80's)
1951Terry Metcalf, Seattle, NFL, CFL running back (St Louis, Toronto)
1952Joseph P Kennedy II, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
1954Stephen Jones, art historian
1956Ilona Briesenick-Slupianek, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic-gold-1980)
1958Kevin Sorbo, actor (Hercules Legendary Journeys, Kull The Conquerer)
1961Dillard Pruitt, Greenville SC, PGA golfer (1991 Chattanooga Classic)
1962Arden Knoll, Saskatoon Sask, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Klondike-2nd)
1964Gene Watkins, Waco Tx, actor (James Walsh-As the World Turns)
1964Rafael Palmeiro, Havana Cuba, 1st baseman (Baltimore Orioles)
1966Atul Bedade, cricketer (Indian ODI batsman 1994- )
1966Bernard Gilkey, St Louis MO, outfielder (NY Mets)
1966Kevin Koslofski, Decatur Ill, outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
1966Paul Michael Valley, actor (Ryan Harrison-Another World)
1967Chris Swan, rower (Olympics-1996)
1967Frank Cornish, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Phila Eagles)
1967Roland Jansen, soccer player (Willem II)
1969Andrew Greene, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1969Gene Hunt, R&B musician (Acid Man)
1969John Morton, WLAF WR (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1969Lisa Matthews, Peoria Ill, playmate (Apr, 1990)
1969Megan Ward, LA Calif, actress (Kimberly Sayers-Dark Skies)
1970Jeanette Kollasch, Evanston Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo-17th-1995)
1970Kristin Talbot, Schuylerville NY, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
1970Mario Cristobal, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
1970Paul Spoljaric, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1970Winfred Tubbs, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)
1971Shane Conrad, actress (Cody-High Mountain Rangers)
1972Jeff Hill, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
1973Rodrick Rhodes, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
1974Kiwane Garris, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
1974Matt McKeon, Florissant MO, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
0366Liberius, Italian Pope (352-66), dies
0768Pippin III, the short, King of France, dies at 53
0786Al-Hadi, Arabic kalief of Islam (185-86), dies
0911Ludwig III, the child, last Carolingian German King (899-911), dies
1143Innocent II, [Gregorio de' Papareschi], Ital Pope (1130-43), dies
1180Manuel I Comnenus, Byzantine emperor (1143-80), dies
1228Stefanus I Nemanjic de Eerstgekroonde, king of Serbia (1217-28), dies
1230Alfonso IX, king of León/Castilië, dies
1435Isabella of Bayern, Queen of France (Treaty of Troyes), dies
1517Frederik IV, of Baden, bishop of Utrecht, dies
1536Janus Secundus, neo latin poet (Basia), dies at 24
1545Albrecht von Brandenburg, archbishop/monarch of Mainz, dies at 55
1568Antoon van Stralen, Flemish mayor of Antwerp, beheaded at about 47
1755Georg Gebel, composer, dies at 45
1790John Keyse Sherwin, engraver/painter, dies
1813Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry, composer, dies at 72
1815John Sevier, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn), dies at 70
1834A J Pedro I van Alcantara, Emperor of Brazil (1822-31), dies
1855Alexandre Stievenard, composer, dies at 86
1856Henry, 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, gov-gen of India, dies
1865Frantiszek Soltyk, composer, dies at 81
1875William Walker, composer, dies at 66
1881Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, composer, dies at 74
1892Cornelis A van Sypesteyn, Dutch governor of Suriname, dies at 69
1892Patrick S Gilmore, composer, dies at 62
1894Martinus Nijhoff, founder Nijhoff's book publisher (Van Dale), dies
1896Francis SK Fitzgerald, US writer (Great Gatsby, Zelda), dies
1896Percy McDonnell, cricketer (19 Tests 1880-88, 3 centuries), dies
1898Bartel Wilton, ship builder, dies at 70
1910Rudolf Dellinger, composer, dies at 53
1919Frank Laver, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust 1899-1909), dies
1934Edwin Lehare, composer, dies at 69
1939Carl Laenmie, film producer, dies
1948Warren William, actor (Fear, Wolf Man, Madame X), dies at 53
1949Pierre Breville, composer, dies at 88
1951Georges Rency, Belgian poet/literature, dies at 75
1951Phillippus Paracelsus, physician/alchemist, dies at 48
1953Berthold Viertel, writer, dies at 68
1960Matyas Seiber, composer, dies at 55
1960Melanie Klein, [Reizes], child psycho-analyst, dies
1961Sumner Welles, US diplomat (Good Neighbor Policy), dies at 68
1964Paul E Kahle, German oriëntalist, dies
1967Robert H van Gulik, diplomat/writer (Judge Tie), dies
1967Orville Caldwell, Deputy Major (LA-1940), dies at 71
1968Harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67
1968Robert Arthur Ley, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X), dies at 47
1968Virginia Valli, actress (Flames, Guilty?, Storm), dies of stroke at 70
1975Clive Morton, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), dies at 71
1975Ian Hunter, actor (Sir Richard-Robin Hood), dies at 75
1976Romney Brent, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz), dies at 74
1976Bruno VeSota, actor/director (Chopper, Teenage Doll), dies at 54
1978Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 80
1981Patsy Kelly, actress (Brigid Murphy-Cop & the Kid), dies at 71
1982Sarah Churchill, actress (Royal Wedding, Spring Meeting), dies at 67
1983Isobel Baillie, oratorio singer, dies
1984Neil Hamilton, actor (Com Gordon-Batman), dies of asthma at 85
1990Jay Currin, stuntman/actor (Back to the Beach, Serial), dies at 34
1991Theodore Geisel, author (Dr Seuss), dies of cancer at 87
1991Mary Lawrence, actress (Best Man), dies of respiratory failure at 73
1993Zita Johann, Hungarian/US actress (Mummy), dies at 89
1994Colin Berry Haycraft, publisher, dies at 65
1994David Napley, solicitor, dies at 79
1994Otto F Walther, Swiss publisher/author (Der Stumme), dies at 66
1996Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, egyptologist, dies at 87
1996Mark Frankel, actor (Solitaire for 2, Simon-Sisters), dies at 34
1996Pavel Anatolievich Sudoplatov, spy, dies at 89
1997Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47

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