Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
January 2nd

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69*Roman Lower Rhine army proclaims its commander, Vitellius, emperor.Ref: 5
533*John II begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1235*Emperor Joseph II orders Jews of Galicia Austria to adopt family names.Ref: 5
1611*Elizabeth Bathway is tried in Hungary for the murder of 610 persons, most for their blood for a bath to make her flesh look younger. She is convicted and walled up in her room with a small opening for food and toilet. She dies on August 12, 1614.Ref: 52
1776 Austria ends interrogation torture.Ref: 5
1781*Virginia's General Assembly gives up claims to the vast expanse of land north of the Ohio River only on the condition that Congress ignore earlier land purchases in the area from Indians. 
1788*(new state) One peach of a state, Georgia, became the 4th state to enter the United States of America. Nicknamed the Peach State for obvious reasons, Georgia is also referred to as the Empire State of the South. First explored by the Spanish, but named after King George II of England, Georgia became the stronghold of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Atlanta, its capital and largest city has been the center of commerce, communication, politics and transportation for the Southeastern region of the U.S. Like the rest of the 50 states, Georgia has a state bird: the brown thrasher; a state flower: for some reason it's not the peach blossom, but the Cherokee rose; a state tree: the live oak; a state song: Georgia on My Mind; and an official state motto: Wisdom, Justice and Moderation.Ref: 4
1800*Free black community of Philadelphia PA petitions Congress to abolish slavery.Ref: 5
1811*US Senator Thomas Pickering is first senator censured (revealed confidential documents communicated by the President of the US).Ref: 5
1828*New York Enquirer reporter James Gordon Bennett becomes first Washington News correspondent.Ref: 10
1831*Liberator, abolitionist newspaper, begins publishing in Boston.Ref: 5
1842*John "Red" Kelly, father of Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, arrives on the convict ship 'The Prince Regent' in the Derwent River, Van Diemens Land, now Tasmania. By this time he had already served one year of his sentence and the next six years were spent at convict and labouring jobs in Tasmania. Ref 
1869*World's first (gas) traffic light in Parliament Square, London explodes, injuring constable moving it.Ref: 10
1871*King Amadeus I of Spain inaugurated at 25.Ref: 5
1872*Brigham Young, the 71-year-old leader of the Mormon Church, was arrested on a charge of bigamy. He had 25 wives. Imagine taking them all to the grocery store each week?Ref: 4
1882*Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust.Ref: 5
1890*Alice Sanber becomes the first woman to work on the staff of a US president. She works for Rutherford B. Hayes. (XDG, p 4A, 1/2/2001)Ref: 83
1893*First US commemoratives & 1st US stamp to picture a woman issued.Ref: 5
1900*Secretary of State John Hay announced the "Open Door Policy" to facilitate trade with China.Ref: 70
1901*First municipal crematorium opens in England at Hull.Ref: 17
1903*President T Roosevelt shuts down post office in Indianola MI, for refusing to accept its appointed postmistress because she was black.Ref: 5
1908*Canadian branch of the Royal Mint opens in Ottawa.Ref: 5
1909*Future Foursquare Gospel church founder Aimee Elizabeth [n‚e Kennedy] Semple [later McPherson], 19, along with her husband Robert Semple, was ordained to the ministry in Chicago by evangelist William H. Durham.Ref: 5
1910*First junior high schools in US open in Berkeley CA.Ref: 5
1913*National Woman's Party forms.Ref: 5
1914 Philips installs research department in Eindhoven.Ref: 5
1917*Royal Bank of Canada takes over Québec Bank.Ref: 5
1919*Lithuania gains independence.Ref: 5
1920*The U.S. Bureau of Investigation began carrying out the nationwide Palmer Raids. Federal agents seized labor leaders and literature in the hopes of discouraging labor activity. A number of citizens were turned over to state officials for prosecution under various anti-anarchy statutes.Ref: 5
1920*10,000 US union & socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids).Ref: 5
1921*DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park opens.Ref: 5
1922*Ukraine signs a treaty with Turkey recognizing Ukraine's independence.Ref: 17
1925*Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region established (now in Tadzhik SSR).Ref: 5
1926 The Royal Academy of Italy is created.Ref: 17
1929*The United States and Canada reach agreement on joint action to preserve Niagara Falls.Ref: 5
1933*Ijmuider fishing strike begins (till July 11th).Ref: 5
1934*First state liquor stores open, in Pennsylvania.Ref: 5
1935*Bruno Hauptmann went on trial in Flemington, N.J., on charges of kidnapping and murdering the infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was found guilty, and executed.)Ref: 70
1936*In Berlin, Nazi officials claim that their treatment of Jews is not the business of the League of Nations.Ref: 2
1939*The cornerstone is laid for Xenia Ohio's City Hall on the site of the old Opera House which was razed in 1938. (XDG, 10/2/1981)Ref: 83
1945 Radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion.Ref: 5
1946*King Zog of Albania was deposed, in absentia.Ref: 17
1947 Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali.Ref: 5
1956*Poujadists/communists win French parliamentary elections.Ref: 5
1957*The San Francisco and Los Angeles stock exchanges mergeRef: 62
1959*Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees.Ref: 5
1959*Fidel Castro and Che Guevara enter Havana, Cuba in triumph.Ref: 17
1960*First redshank old world shore bird reported in North America (Halifax).Ref: 5
1960*Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.Ref: 5
1960*John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years.Ref: 5
1961*Hawaii's, then all time low temperature, 14ºF recorded atop Haleakale.Ref: 5
1962 King Hassan II of Morocco signs a decree creating a free zone in the port of Tangier.Ref: 17
1963 General Lyman L Lemnitzer becomes the supreme commander of NATO.Ref: 17
1964*Ayub Khan elected President of Pakistan.Ref: 5
1964*Failed assassination attempt on President Nkrumah of Ghana.Ref: 5
1965*Martin Luther King Jr begins a drive to register black voters.Ref: 5
1965*Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict the Queen with a slightly more mature look.Ref: 5
1968*Robert Clark is seated as the first black legislator in Mississippi in 74 years.Ref: 17
1970*US population is 205,052,174; Black population 22,600,000 (11.1%).Ref: 5
1973*Rafael Hernandez Colon is inaugerated as the fourth governor of Puerto Rico.Ref: 17
1974*Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres.Ref: 5
1974*President Nixon signed legislation requiring states to limit highway speeds to 55 miles-an-hour (however, federal speed limits were abolished in 1995).Ref: 70
1975*US Department of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species.Ref: 5
1975*Elizabeth Domitien is named the first woman premier in Africa by the President of the Central African Republic, Jean-Bedel Bokassa.Ref: 17
1978 Bülent Ecevit forms government in Turkey.Ref: 5
1979*Software Arts is founded by Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston to sell VisiCalc. 
1979*Dr Benjamin E Mays, named president of Atlanta Board of Education.Ref: 5
1980*President Jimmy Carter asks the U.S. Senate to delay the arms treaty ratification in response to Soviet action in Afghanistan.Ref: 2
1984*Wilson Goode, sworn-in as Philadelphia's first black mayor.Ref: 5
1985 Egyptian President Mubarak re-appoints Coptic pope Shenuda III.Ref: 5
1986*191.66 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange.Ref: 5
1988*Ashland Oil storage tank spills 3.8 million gallons, PA.Ref: 5
1988*President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney sign the final version of the US-Canadian trade accord. The pact provides for the elimination of tariffs on most goods within 10 years and creates a series of binational groups to regulate the accord.Ref: 17
1989*Ranasinghe Premadasa is inaugurated as president of Sri Lanka.Ref: 17
1990*Dow Jones hits record 2,800 (2,810.15).Ref: 5
1991*Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. of Japan bought MCA Inc. for $6.9 billion.Ref: 70
1991*Sharon Pratt Dixon was sworn in as Washington, D.C.'s first black female mayor.Ref: 70
1992 Military commanders in Croatia agreed to a cease-fire accord, the 15th attempt at a truce.Ref: 64
1992*Russian shoppers experienced their first day of "sticker shock" after President Boris Yeltsin lifted price controls to stimulate production.Ref: 64
1992*Prime Minister frees prices. Ruble plummets; prices sky-rocketRef: 89
1994*The newly-elected Republican mayor of NY City, Rudolph Giuliani, delivering his inaugural address, said, “On the second day of January of 1994, I dedicate my administration to you -- the people of NY.”Ref: 4
1997*Rain and melting snow swamped the West, trapping visitors in Yosemite National Park, closing casinos in Reno, Nev., and forcing the evacuation of 50,000 CAns.Ref: 64
1999*Chicagoans dug out from their biggest snowstorm in more than 30 years. Diggers measured 22 inches at O’Hare International Airport when the last of the flakes had settled.Ref: 70
2001*President-elect Bush tapped Democrat Norman Y. Mineta to be his transportation secretary, Spencer Abraham to be energy secretary and Linda Chavez to be secretary of labor. (However, Chavez ended up withdrawing after it was disclosed she had given money and shelter to an illegal immigrant who once did chores around Chavez's house.) Ships made the first legal and direct crossing between China and Taiwan in more than half a century. Former Attorney General and Secretary of State William P. Rogers died in Bethesda, Md., at age 87.Ref: 64
2002*A 7.3 earthquake hits the Vanatu Islands.Ref: 85
2003*President Bush, seeking to counter Democratic criticisms that his economic policies favored the rich, said the economic-stimulus plan he was going to unveil would focus on jobs and the unemployed. (XDG, p 4A, 1/02/2004)Ref: 83
1777*Dominguez-Escalante expedition of the South West ends in Santa Fe, NM.Ref: 62
1842*The first wire suspension bridge was opened to traffic -- in Fairmount, PA.Ref: 4
1900*E Verlinger begins manufacturing 7" single-sided records (Montréal).Ref: 5
1905*Elara, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Perrine.Ref: 5
1936*First electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis MO.Ref: 5
1959*Luna 1 - USSR Lunar Flyby is the first successful Lunar flyby.Ref: 40
1968*Christian Barnard performs 2nd heart transplant. Philip Blaiberg becomes the third recipient of a transplanted heart.Ref: 5
1971 A team of Israeli scholars announced the discovery in Jerusalem of a 2,000-year-old skeleton of a crucified male. Found in a cave-tomb, it was the first direct physical evidence of the well-documented Roman method of execution.Ref: 5
1972*Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars.Ref: 5
1995*Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck telescope in Hawaii (estimated 15 billion light years away).Ref: 5
1492 Catholic forces under King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella take the town of Granada, the last Muslem kingdom in Spain.Ref: 2
1570 Tsar Ivan the Terrible march to Novgorod begins.Ref: 5
1585 Spain & Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville.Ref: 5
1602 Spanish forces in Ireland surrender to the English at Kinsdale.Ref: 5
1757*British troops occupy Calcutta India.Ref: 5
1758*The French begin bombardment of Madras, India.Ref: 2
1776*First U.S. flag raised by the Continental Army.Ref: 5
1799*Napoleon advances into Syria.Ref: 17
1861*Colonel Charles Stone is put in charge of organizing DC militia.Ref: 5
1861*SC seizes inactive Fort Johnson in Charleston Harbor.Ref: 5
1861*The USS Brooklyn is readied at Norfolk to aid Fort Sumter.Ref: 2
1863*In the second day of hard fighting at Stone's River, near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Union troops defeat the Confederates.Ref: 2
1879 British battleship Thunder explodes in Gulf of Ismid, 9 die.Ref: 5
1885 General Wolseley receives last distress signal of General Gordon in Khartoum.Ref: 5
1896*Battle at Doornkop, South Africa (Boers beat Dr Jamesons troops).Ref: 5
1904*U.S. Marines are sent to Santo Domingo to aid the government against rebel forces.Ref: 2
1905 Japanese General Nogi received from Russian General Stoessel at 9 p.m. a letter formally offering to surrender, ending the Russo-Japanese War.Ref: 70
1915*During World War I, the Turks are defeated by the Russians in he Battle of Sarikamish in the Caucasus.Ref: 17
1918*Russian Bolsheviks threaten to re-enter the war unless Germany returns occupied territory.Ref: 2
1919*Anti-British uprising in Ireland.Ref: 5
1932*Japanese forces in Manchuria set up a puppet government known as Manchukuo.Ref: 2
1933*US troops leave Nicaragua.Ref: 5
1941*For the second and final time, German bombs fall on Ireland. 
1942*28 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace.Ref: 5
1942*German troops in Bardia surrender.Ref: 5
1942*In the Philippines, the city of Manila and the U.S. Naval base at Cavite fall to Japanese forces.Ref: 2
1943*(and 2nd) Germans begin a withdrawal from the Caucasus.Ref: 36
1943*The Allies capture Buna in New Guinea.Ref: 2
1944*First use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol).Ref: 5
1944*Battle of Anzio WWIIRef: 10
1945*Public Proclamation No. 21 goes into effect allowing, Japanese-American "evacuees" from the West Coast to return to their homes.Ref: 3
1945*Allied air raid on Neurenberg.Ref: 5
1963*In Vietnam, the Viet Cong down five U.S. helicopters in the Mekong Delta. 30 Americans are reported dead.Ref: 2
1966*American G.I.s move into the Mekong Delta for the first time.Ref: 2
1973*The United States admits the accidental bombing of a Hanoi hospital.Ref: 2
1987 Troops of Chad President Habré conquer Fada oasis.Ref: 5
1994 Battles between army & rebellious Indians in South Mexico, kill 57.Ref: 5
1832 First Curling club in US (Orchard Lake Curling Club) opens.Ref: 5
1879*The Northwestern League, a minor league, is organized in Rockford, Illinois.Ref: 1
1890*Record 19'2" alligator shot in Louisiana by E A McIlhenny.Ref: 5
1909 First official Dutch 11 city skate (Minne Hoekstra in 13 50).Ref: 5
1911*Brooklyn Dodgers president Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000.Ref: 5
1912*Charles Ebbets announces the purchase of 4.5 acres to build an 18,000-seat concrete and steel stadium in the Pigtown section of Brooklyn.Ref: 1
1918*The Dodgers trade outfielder Casey Stengel and infielder George Cutshaw to the Pirates for pitchers Burleigh Grimes, Al Mamaux and infielder Chuck Ward.Ref: 1
1918*NHL Montréal Wanderers disband after Westmount arena burns down.Ref: 5
1933*Bruins beat Rangers in New York 13-3.Ref: 5
1945*Kentucky begins 130 home basketball game win streak, ends in 1955.Ref: 5
1946*The Senators sell pitcher Alex Carrasquel and shortstop Fred Vaughn to the White Sox.Ref: 1
1953*NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak.Ref: 5
1957*Gene Fullmer defeated Sugar Ray Robinson to earn the world middleweight boxing title.Ref: 4
1961*First AFL Championship Game, Houston Oilers beat Los Angeles Chargers 24-16.Ref: 5
1965*The NY Jets signed University of AL quarterback Joe Namath for a reported $400,000, making him the highest paid player in professional football.Ref: 70
1966*Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game.Ref: 5
1972*Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 14-3 in NFC championship game.Ref: 5
1972*Miami Dolphins beat Baltimore Colts 21-0 in AFC championship game.Ref: 5
1977*Braves' owner Ted Turner is suspended for one year by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn due to tampering charges in the free-agency signing of Gary Matthews.Ref: 1
1979*30th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 9-0 vs Vancouver.Ref: 5
1980*68th Australian Men Tennis Guillermo Vilas beat John Sadri (76 63 62).Ref: 5
1981 Sylvester Clarke knocks out spectator with brick, West Indies vs Pakistan.Ref: 5
1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 200 meter butterfly (2 05.65).Ref: 5
1982*San Diego Chargers beat Miami Dolphins, 41-38 in 13 52 of OT.Ref: 5
1982*Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins.Ref: 5
1982*70th Australian Mens Tennis Johan Kriek beats S Denton (62 76 67 64).Ref: 5
1983 Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ.Ref: 5
1983*Ken Anderson of Cincinnati OH completes record 20 consecutive passes.Ref: 5
1984*Miami beats Nebraska in Orange Bowl for college football championship.Ref: 5
1985*The Rebels of UNLV beat Utah State in three overtime periods, 142-140. The 282 total points scored set a new NCAA mark for total points in a basketball game. It took over three hours to play the game.Ref: 4
1985*Undefeated Brigham Young University becomes college football champion.Ref: 5
1986*The most-watched college football game was played this day, as Joe Paterno’s Nittany Lions of Penn State defeated the Miami Hurricanes, 14-10, at the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona. The game was so popular that it beat Dallas and Falcon Crest in the TV ratings.Ref: 4
1986*NY Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal.Ref: 5
1987*Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ.Ref: 5
1987*The most-watched college football game was played this day, as Joe Paterno’s Nittany Lions of Penn State defeated the Miami Hurricanes, 14-10, at the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona. The game was so popular that it beat Dallas and Falcon Crest in the TV ratings.Ref: 4
1989*Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship.Ref: 5
1989*UCLA wins a record 7th consecutive bowl game.Ref: 5
1990 Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson).Ref: 5
1991*Colorado wins its first AP national title poll.Ref: 5
1995*Carquest Bowl 5 South Carolina beats WV, 24-21.Ref: 5
2002*Boxer Mike Tyson checked out of a Havana hotel early Wednesday, a day after witnesses said he tossed glass Christmas ornaments at journalists trying to interview him. There were no reports of injuries, arrests or serious damage following the Tuesday evening dispute. The former heavyweight champion reportedly was headed to the airport for a flight on Air Jamaica after checking out at dawn, workers at the Hotel Melia Habana said.Ref: 98
2003*Due a conflict with the major league schedule, the annual Hall of Fame game which has been held the day after induction ceremonies will take place on different weekends for the first time in the Hall's history. The game between the Phillies and Devil Rays will take place on June 16 and with the induction taking place on July 27.Ref: 1
1678 Staatsoper Hamburg opens with Theiles "Adam und Eva".Ref: 5
1814 Lord Byron completes "The Corsair".Ref: 5
1818 Lord Byron completes "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" (4th canto).Ref: 5
1843*Wagner's opera "Der Fliegende Holländer" premieres, Dresden.Ref: 5
1859*Erastus Beadle published The Dime Book of Practical Etiquette.Ref: 4
1881*Camille Saint-Saëns' 3rd Concerto in B, premieres.Ref: 5
1893*Financial Times of London begins publication on pink paper; erroneously forecasts brilliant economy.Ref: 10
1900*Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1906*George M. Cohan's musical "Forty-five Minutes from Broadway"starring Victor Moore opens NY.Ref: 10
1921*The first religious broadcast on radio was heard, as Dr. E.J. Van Etten of Calvary Episcopal Church preached on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh, PA.Ref: 4
1932*Freddy Martin formed a new band and was hired to play the Roosevelt Grill in NY City. Martin became one of the big names in the music business. Merv Griffin later became Martin’s lead vocalist.Ref: 4
1938 Book publisher Simon and Schuster founded.Ref: 5
1941*The Andrews Sisters recorded Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy on Decca Records. LaVerne, Maxene and Patti Andrews recorded in Los Angeles and the song was heard in the movie, Buck Privates, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.Ref: 4
1945 Radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion.Ref: 5
1948*WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in NY-Newark, NY (PBS) begins.Ref: 5
1951*Philip Barry's "Second Threshold" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1952*"Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City NY for 542 performances.Ref: 5
1953*NBC-TV presented the first program in the series of The Life of Riley, starring William Bendix as Chester A. Riley. Chester A. Riley as a big, lovable, galoot who had trouble getting things to go right. He worked at an aircraft factory but we usually saw him at home creating all kinds of problems and near disasters for himself and those around him: his wife Peg (Marjorie Reynolds), son Junior (Wesley Morgan), daughter Babs (Lugene Sanders) and good friend Jim Gillis (Tom D'Andrea). Riley’s philosophy when things went wrong was, “What a revoltin’ development dis is!” When things went right (usually straightened out by Peg), however, Riley was very satisfied with life and ‘the life of Riley’ became synonymous in the 1950s with ‘the good life’.Ref: 4
1954*Herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny" premieres in NY City NY.Ref: 5
1955*First "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS).Ref: 5
1958*Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Piano concert, premieres in NY.Ref: 5
1959*CBS radio dropped the curtain on four soap operas. Our Gal Sunday, This is Nora Drake, Backstage Wife and Road of Life all hit the road for good.Ref: 4
1960*The US Federal Trade Commission charges seven record companies and eight distribution firms with paying disc-jockeys to play certain songs. (Payola Incident)Ref: 17
1960*Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony premieres.Ref: 5
1962*Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS.Ref: 5
1968*KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco CA, (IND) begins broadcasting.Ref: 5
1968*"Zizi" closes at Broadway Theater New York City NY after 49 performances.Ref: 5
1969*"Fig Leaves Are Falling" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City NY for 4 performances.Ref: 5
1969*"Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy.Ref: 5
1969*Lorraine Hansberry's "To be Young, Gifted & Black" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1970*Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1971*George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass was number one on U.S. album charts. Harrison was the first ex-Beatle to hit #1 with a solo album.Ref: 4
1972*"Rothschilds" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City NY after 505 performances.Ref: 5
1978*Rhino Records releases their first album "Wildmania".Ref: 5
1979*Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spingen begins.Ref: 5
1980*Officials of the Miss America Pageant announced that Bert Parks would not return as host of the annual beauty contest in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Parks sang “There she is, Miss America” for 25 years. He was replaced by Ron Ely, television's Tarzan.Ref: 4
1982*"Camelot" closes at Winter Garden Theater NY City NY after 48 performances.Ref: 5
1983*"Annie" closes at Alvin Theater New York City NY after 2,377 performances.Ref: 5
1983*"Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York City NY after 767 performances.Ref: 5
1983*The final edition of Garry Trudeau’s comic strip, Doonesbury, appeared in 726 newspapers. It had a readership of 60 million people. Doonesbury began anew in September 1984.Ref: 4
1993*"Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City NY after 55 performances.Ref: 5
1994*"Abe Lincoln in Illinois" closes at Beaumont New York City NY after 40 performances.Ref: 5
1994*"Shakespeare after My Father" closes at Helen Hayes New York City NY after 266 performances.Ref: 5
1997*Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus OH on WBZX 99.7 FM.Ref: 5
1998*Autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed on opiates & cocaine.Ref: 5
1642*Mehmed IV sultan (Turkey), is born.Ref: 5
1647*Nathaniel Bacon leader of Bacon's Rebellion, Virginia (1676), is born.Ref: 5
1699*Osman III sultan (Turkey), is born.Ref: 5
1713*Mademoiselle Dumesnil Paris, tragic actress (Racine's Phadre, Hermione), is born.Ref: 5
1721*John Manners, Marquis of Granby, British military commander, commander-in-chief of English forces during the Seven Years War, is born.Ref: 17
1727*James Wolfe, commanded British Army (captured Québec), is born.Ref: 5
1728*Louis Barbiano de Belgioioso Austrian count/diplomat in Belgium, is born.Ref: 5
1729*Johann, Daniel Titius, Prussian astronomer and physicist, is born.Ref: 70
1732*Franz Xaver Brixi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1751*Ferdinand IV, King of Naples (also Ferdinand III, King of Sicily; Ferdinand I, King of Two Sicilies), is born.Ref: 17
1752*Philip Freneau, poet of American Revolution (The American Village), is born.Ref: 5
1777*Christian D Rauch German sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1803*Gugliemo Libri [della Somaia], Italian/French mathematician/book collector, is born.Ref: 5
1807*Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki composer, is born.Ref: 5
1809*Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns composer, is born.Ref: 5
1822*Rudolph J E Clausius Germany, physicist (thermodynamics), is born.Ref: 5
1830*Henry Kingsley English/Australian writer, is born.Ref: 5
1831*Justin Winsor, American librarian (Harvard) and historian, is born.Ref: 70
1835*Charles Russell Lowell Jr Brigadier General (Union volunteers), is born.Ref: 5
1837*Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia, composer (Tamara), is born.Ref: 5
1842*Amy G C A Bonet-Maury French reformed theologist, is born.Ref: 5
1846*Sandor Erkel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1857*Martha Carey Thomas, women’s education advocate: first president of National College Women's Equal Suffrage League, president of Bryn Mawr College for women [1894-1922]; is born.Ref: 4
1857*Frederick Opper, cartoonist (Willie and His Papa, Maud the Mule, Alphonse & Gaston), is born.Ref: 5
1860 William C Mills museum curator (excavated Ohio Indian mounds), is born.Ref: 5
1861*Helen Herron Taft, First Lady to President Robert Taft (1908-1912), is born.Ref: 2
1861*Wilhelm Bölsche writer, is born.Ref: 5
1863*Lucia Zarate became lightest known adult human (2.1 kg at 17), is born.Ref: 5
1866*Gilbert Murray, Australian-born scholar, chairman of the League of Nations, (1923-1928), is born.Ref: 2
1870*Ernst Barlach, German sculpture and playwright, is born.Ref: 5
1870*(or 1871) Tex Rickard, American fight promoter and gambler, is born.Ref: 70
1872*Albert Coombs Barnes, American inventor and art collector, is born.Ref: 70
1873*Anton Pannekoek Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist (Communist Tactics), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Saint Theresa of Lisieux, French Carmelite nun, is born.Ref: 70
1879*Johannes L "Jan" Walch Dutch literary (Grimaces), is born.Ref: 5
1879*Pieter Tesch Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands), is born.Ref: 5
1880*Louis Breguet French aviation pioneer, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Jacques Chardonne [Boutelleau], French writer (l'Epithalame), is born.Ref: 5
1885*Johannes Ringers Dutch water engineer (dikes), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Moyshe Leyb Halpern Galican/US poet (In New-York), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Tito Schipa Italy, tenor/composer (La Rondine), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Walter Baldwin Ohio, actor (Gay Amigo), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Lura Anson Nebraska, entertainer, is born.Ref: 5
1894*Robert Nathan New York City NY, poet, novelist (Portrait of Jennie), is born.Ref: 5
1895 Count Folke Bernadotte, Sweden, statesman (Red Cross, UN), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Dziga Vertiv [Denis A Kaufman], Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Ernst-Lothar von Knorr composer, is born.Ref: 5
1899*Paul-Henri Spaak Belgium, Premier/Secretary-General of NATO (1957-61), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Alexander Tcherepnin St Petersburg Russia, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1901*Robert Marshall founder (Wilderness Society), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Rex O'Malley London England, actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Torsten Ralf Swedish tenor (Daphne), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Anton van Duinkerken [Willem JMA Asselbergs], literary, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Sally Rand (Helen Gould Beck) dancer, stripper: inventor of the fan dance; actress: The Texas Bearcat, Bachelor Brides, The Night of Love, Getting Gertie’s Garter, Bolero, Sunset Murder Case; is born in Hickory County MO.Ref: 68
1904*James Melton Moultrie GA, opera tenor (Ford Festival), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Sir Michael Tippett composer: String Quartet No. 1, A Child of Our Time, The Midsummer Marriage, Fourth Symphony, The Mask of Time, The Rose Lake; writer: Those Twentieth Century Blues [autobiography], Tippett on Music, Caliban’s Song; is born.Ref: 4
1905*Pinky (Arthur Carter) Whitney baseball: Philadelphia Phillies [all-star: 1936], Boston Braves, Boston Bees; is born.Ref: 4
1905*Michael Kemp Tippett English composer/conductor (Child of our Time), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Edward Albert Radice economist, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Salvador Ley composer, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Ben Grauer New York City NY, newscaster (Big Story), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Janis Kepitis composer, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Rene Etiemble French literature historian (Parlez-vous Franglais), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Ulrich Becher writer, is born.Ref: 5
1911*-John Sturges director: Bad Day at Black Rock, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, Ice Station Zebra, The Eagle Has Landed; died Aug 18, 1992Ref: 70
1912*Anna Lee Ightham England, actress (Scruples, Lila-General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Barbara Pentland Winnipeg Canada, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Renato Guttuso Italian painter (The Flight from Etna, Crucifixion), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Andre Ameller composer, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Juanita E Jackson Mitchell US head (NAACP), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Gardner Read Evanston, Illinois, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Ernest Sidey British air marshal, is born.Ref: 5
1913*-Léon P Teisserenc de Bort France, meteorologist, is born.Ref: 5
1915*John Hope Franklin historian, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Vera Zorina (Eva Brigitta Hartwig) dancer, actress: Star-Spangled Rhythm, is born.Ref: 4
1920*Isaac Asimov, American writer of over 300 books including Foundation and I, Robot.Ref: 2
1920*Duke of Devonshire English large landowner/art collector, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Penelope Jessel politcal activist, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Peter Harrison Swan bomber pilot/stockbroker, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Jason Evers New York City NY, actor (Wrangler, Channing), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Nico Schuyt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Renata Tebaldi, Pesaro Italy, lyric soprano, is born.Ref: 5
1925*(Chairman, Joint Chiefs) William J Crowe Jr, Kentucky, chairman joint chiefs of staff, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Andry Maryanovich Nikodemovich composer, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Gino Marchetti NFL defensive end (Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1927*David Herbert publisher, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Richard Belmont Ray (Representative-D-GA), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Dan Rostenkowski (Representative-D-IL, -94), House Ways & Means Committee chair, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Vaughn Beals Cambridge MA, CEO (Harley Davidson motorcycle), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Gerhard Amanshauser writer, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Harry Hyams English immovable goods owner (Center Point), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Howard Caine Nashville TN, actor (Brushfire), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Tiberiu Olah composer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Art Prysock jazz musician, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Julius LaRosa, Brooklyn NY, singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Toshiki Kaifu premier of Japan (1989-91), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Ken Swofford actor: Ellery Queen, Captain Newman, M.D., The Virginian, The Andromeda Strain, Columbo: Candidate for Crime, Rich Man, Poor Man Book II, S.O.B., Annie, Fame, Murder, She Wrote, Thelma & Louise, Stranger at My Door, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Georgina Spelvin (Dorothy May) actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Roger Miller, Fort Worth TX, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Martin Lauer hurdler: Olypic Gold Medalist: Men’s 4-by-100 meter relay [w/Bernd Cullmann, Armin Hary, Walter Mahlendorf: Rome, is born.Ref: 4
1937 Marianne McDonald classicist/philanthropist, is born.Ref: 5
1938*John Considine actor (Reginald Love-Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Jim Bakker (Orsen) TV evangelist: PTL Club/Heritage USA/philanderer (Jessica Hahn): defrocked by Assemblies of God after 1987 financial scandal; autobiography: I Was Wrong, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Peter Eotvos composer, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Calvin Hill football: Dallas Cowboys running back, Super Bowl V, VI, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Aleksandr Tikhonova USSR, biathalon relay (Olympics-gold-1968, 72, 76, 80), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Lanny Bassham US, rifle-3 position (Olympics-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Mike Newlin basketball: Houston Rockets guard, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Christopher Durang Montclair NJ, playwright/actor (Sister Mary), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Chick Churchill Wales, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Lou Gramm rocker (Foreigner-Midnight Blue, Ready Or Not), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Bill Madlock baseball: Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs [all-star: 1975/NL batting Champ: 1975, 1976], SF Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates [World Series: 1979/all-star: 1981, 1983/NL batting champ: 1981, 1983], LA Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Nadia Cassini [Gianna Lou Muller], Woodstock NY, model (Oui), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Wendy Phillips Brooklyn NY, actress (Stacey-Executive Suite, Promised Land), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Ricky Van Shelton Grit VA, country singer (Wild-Eyed Dream), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Ludmila Borozna USSR, volleyball player (Olympics-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Joanna Pacula actress: Timemaster, Deep Red, Tombstone, Eyes of the Beholder, Husbands and Lovers, Marked for Death, Sweet Lies, Death Before Dishonor, Gorky Park is born in Tomszowaubelski Poland.Ref: 4
1961*Gabrielle Carteris actress: Beverly Hills 90210, Raising Cain, is born.Ref: 4
1963*David Cone KS City MO, baseball pitcher (NY Mets/Toronto Blue Jays/NY Yankees), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Edgar Martinez New York City, NY, baseball first baseman (Seattle Mariners), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Pernell Whitaker boxer (Olympics-gold), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Christopher John Gray priest, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Diane Lane New York City, NY, actress (Streets of Fire, Lady Beware, Lonesome Dove), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Greg Swindell Fort Worth TX, pitcher (Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Russ Courtnall Duncan, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks), is born.Ref: 5
1966*First Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion.Ref: 5
1966*Tia Carrere [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Tia Carrere (Althea Janairo) actress: Relic Hunter, General Hospital, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Wayne’s World, Wayne’s World 2, True Lies, Operation Delta Force III: Clear Target, The Night of the Headless Horseman, Meet Prince Charming, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Harlon Barnett NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Cuba Gooding Jr actor (Jerry McGuire, As Good As It Gets, Boyz N the Hood, A Few Good Men), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Scott Mitchell NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Christy Turlington San Francisco CA, model (Calvin Klein Eternity), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Rick Tabaracci Toronto, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Robert Svehla Martin Czechoslovakia, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers, Slovakia), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Stephen Davies Australian field hockey forward/vice captain (Olympics-silver-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Aleksandr Shimin hockey goaltender (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Glenn Cadrez NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl XXXII), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Royce Clayton Burbank CA, infielder (San Francisco Giants, St Louis Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Supermodel Taye Diggs is born. (TWA, 2002)Ref: 95
1971*Aaron Williams NBA center (Seattle Supersonics), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Brad Parpan WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Horace Copeland NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Robert O'Neal WLAF DB (Amsterdam Admirals), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Jeff Jackson US baseball outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Lake Dawson NFL wide receiver (Kansas City Chiefs), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Mattias Norstrom Mora Sweden, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, Los Angeles Kings), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Abu Wilson running back (Indpls Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Chris Woodruff Knoxville TN, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Fredric Ford WLAF CB (Scotland Claymores)/NFL cornerback (Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Sarah Schwald Bellingham Wash, 1.5k runner, is born.Ref: 5
1974*Juha Lind NHL forward (Team Finland Olympics-Bronze-1998, Dallas), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Devin Doherty actor (Jimmy Clayton-Swan's Crossing), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Stephanie Stiegler Santa Monica CA, pairs skater (& Zimmerman)Ref: 5
1983*Kate Bosworth actress: The Horse Whisperer, Young Americans, Remember the Titans, The Newcomers, is born.Ref: 4
17*Publius Ovidius Naso Roman poet, dies.Ref: 5
1726*Domenico Zipoli composer, dies at 37.Ref: 5
1740*Johann Georg Weichenberger composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1763*John Casteret Earl Granville English premier, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1780*-Johann Ludwig Krebs composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1789*Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer von Schavensee composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1790*Joseph A Feuchtmayer (Feichtmayer) German rococo sculptor, dies.Ref: 5
1801*Johann C Lavater Swiss vicar/philosopher, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1803*Ignaz Franz von Beecke composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1861*Frederik Willem IV, king of Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65 and is succeeded by William I.Ref: 5
1863*Roger Weightman Hanson Confederate Brigadier General, dies in battle at 35.Ref: 5
1879*British battleship Thunder explodes in Gulf of Ismid, 9 die.Ref: 5
1892*George B Airy English astronomer/writer, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1904*James Longstreet, Confederate General, dies at age 82.Ref: 5
1908*Dom Joâo G da Câmara Portuguese journalist/playwright, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1913*-Léon P Teisserenc de Bort French meteorologist (stratosphere), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1915*Karl Goldmark Austria-Hungarian composer (Queen of Saba), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1917*Edward B Tylor English anthropologist, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1918*Sijbe K Bakker vicar/theologist (Christian-Socialism), dies at 42.Ref: 5
1921*Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg German chancellor/PM (Prussia); referred to the international treaty guaranteeing Belgian neutrality as "a scrap of paper", dies at 64.Ref: 5
1923*Ku Klux Klan surprise attack on black residential area Rosewood FL, 8 killed (compensation awarded in 1995).Ref: 5
1923*Sam Carter black resident of Rosewood FL, lynched by KKK.Ref: 5
1929*Erich Wichman[n] Dutch fascist painter/sculptor, dies at 38.Ref: 5
1932*Young gang shoot dead 6 police in Springfield Missouri.Ref: 5
1937*Ross Alexander actor (Capt Blood, Boulder Dam), dies at 29.Ref: 5
1941*Mischa Levitzki composer, dies at 42.Ref: 5
1945*Betram Home Ramsay English Admiral/Commander Naval Forces (Normandy), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1950*Emil Jannings, Swiss-born German stage and screen actor, dies at age 65.Ref: 70
1955*José Antonio Remon, President of Panamá (1952-55), assassinated.Ref: 5
1960*Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur Dutch actor/director (Hague Comedy), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1960*Chris van Abkoude author (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79.Ref: 5
1960*Fausto Coppi Italian, ran world record 45,798 km, dies at 40.Ref: 5
1960*Friedrich Adler Austria social-democrat, assasinated PM Stürgkh, dies in Zürich at 80.Ref: 5
1960*Friedrich Adler Austria social-democrat, assasinated PM Stürgkh, dies in Zürich at 80.Ref: 5
1963*Dick (Richard E.) Powell actor: Too Busy to Work, Footlight Parade, Gold Diggers of 1933, Gold Diggers of 1935, Gold Diggers of 1937, Hollywood Hotel, Murder, My Sweet, Cry Danger, Four Star Playhouse, Susan Slept Here; TV Host: The Best in Mystery, Zane Grey Theater, The Dick Powell Show (1961) TV; dies at age 58.Ref: 4
1963*Jack Carson actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), dies at 52.Ref: 5
1965*Staf Gustaf Frans Nees composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1968*Sanoesi Pane Indonesian writer, dies.Ref: 5
1969*Georges Renevant actor (Cornered), dies after long illness at 74.Ref: 5
1970*Piotr Rytel composer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1971*A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66.Ref: 5
1974*Country singer, actor Tex (Woodward Maurice) Ritter (father of John Ritter) dies at age 67.Ref: 68
1974*Errett Lobban Cord, American automobile manufacturer, dies at age 79.Ref: 70
1977*Erroll Garner ASCAP Award-winning jazz pianist: Misty [1984]; Dreamy, That’s My Kick, Moment’s Delight, Solitaire; dies at age 53.Ref: 4
1979*Wayne Walker songwriter: first big hit: I've Got a New Heartache [performed by Ray Price]; Are You Sincere, Leaving on Your Mind, Memory No. 1; dies.Ref: 5
1980*Singer Larry Williams (Lawrence E. Williams) (Short Fat Fannie, Bony Maronie, Dizzy Miss Lizzie) dies at age 44.Ref: 4
1981*David Lynch singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51.Ref: 5
1983*Harriet Parsons actress/producer (Susan Slept Here), dies at 76 of cancer.Ref: 5
1983*Bernard George Stevens composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1983*Dick Emery actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1984*Riot in Tunis kills over 100.Ref: 5
1985*Sir Arthur Bryant, English historian and biographer, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1986*Bill Veeck Baseball Hall of Fame owner: Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, Chicago White Sox; promoter: outrageous door prizes, ingenious promotional schemes [Bat Day, fireworks, exploding scoreboards, player names on backs of uniforms]; signed AL’s first black player [Larry Doby: 1947] and oldest rookie [42-year-old Satchel Paige: 1948]; dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1986*Una Merkel US actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1989*Eddie Heywood Jr. pianist, composer: Canadian Sunset; dies.Ref: 4
1990*Alan Hale Jr actor (Skipper Jonas Grumby-Gilligan's Island), dies of cancer at age 71.Ref: 5
1990*Belcampo [Herman Schönfeld Wichers], Dutch lawyer/writer, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1990*Vladimir Alexis Ussachevsky Manchuria composer (Creation), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1991*Edmond Jabés writer, dies.Ref: 5
1991*Renato Rascel actor (7 Hills of Rome), dies of heart failure at 78.Ref: 5
1992*Virginia (Margaret Cynthia) Field actress: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Dance, Girl, Dance, Waterloo Bridge, dies of cancer at age 74.Ref: 5
1994 Battles between army & rebellious Indians in South Mexico, kill 57.Ref: 5
1994*Dixy Lee Ray chairwoman (US Atomic Energy Commission), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1994*Pierre-Paul Schweitzer French director of IMF (1963-73), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1994*Sammy Taft Canadian businessman (coined term "hat trick"), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1994*Caesar Romero actor (Joker-Batman), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1995*Siad Barre General/President of Somalia (1969-91), dies at 84Ref: 5
1995*Graham Sharp ice skater, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1995*Manuel Rivera Spanish painter/co-founder (El Paso), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1995*Nancy Kelly US actress (Bad Seed, Submarine Patrol), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1995*Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed.Ref: 5
1996*Sydney Thompson rock Climber, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1996*Thornton Page astrophysicist, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1997*Jim Rodger sports writer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1997*Randy California [Wolfe], rock guitarist, dies at 45 in a swimming accident off Molokai HI.Ref: 5
1999*A UN chartered cargo plane carrying nine people was downed in Angola's central highland war zone. There were no survivors. (XDG, p 4A, 1/02/2004)Ref: 83
2000*Nat Adderley musician: cornet, mellophone, French horn, trumpet: Sermonette, Work Song; brother of Cannonball Adderley: dies.Ref: 4
2001*Former Attorney General and Secretary of State William P. Rogers dies in Bethesda MD at age 87. (XDG, p 4A, 1/02/2002)Ref: 83
2002*Bibi (Margaret) Osterwald actress: Bridget Loves Bernie, Bank Shot; dies.Ref: 4

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