Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
January 4th

Home Click on * for the link to the relevant chronology. New Date
274*St Eutychian begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1519*First Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz).Ref: 5
1528*Ferdinand of Austria, younger brother to Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, issued the first secular mandate forbidding the Anabaptist religious movement.Ref: 5
1570*Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew".Ref: 5
1725*Benjamin Franklin arrives in London.Ref: 5
1754*Columbia University founded, as Kings College (New York City NY).Ref: 5
1757*Robert Francois Damiens makes an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate King Louis XV of France.Ref: 2
1777*Aaron Burr is commissioned a Lieutenant Colonel of Malcolm's Regiment. Ref 
1780*Snowstorm hit Washington's army at Morristown New Jersey.Ref: 5
1817*The Xenia Commissioners (Samuel Gamble, John Haines and Thomas Hunter) meet for the purpose of surveying and marking the different lots that were to be sold off the Xenia public square.Ref: 54
1832*Insurrection of Trinidad negroes.Ref: 5
1884*Last sighting of an eastern cougar (Ontario).Ref: 5
1893*US President Harrison grants amnesty to Mormon polygamy.Ref: 5
1896*(new state) Utah (45th state) entered the United States of America; capital: Salt Lake City; bird: seagull; flower: sego lily; nickname: Beehive State.Ref: 4
1902*France offers to sell their Nicaraguan Canal rights to the United States.Ref: 2
1904*The U.S. Supreme Court decides in the Gonzales v. Williams case that Puerto Ricans are not aliens and can enter the United States freely, yet stops short of awarding citizenship.Ref: 2
1908*Mulai Hafid is proclaimed Sultan of Morocco.Ref: 17
1912*Smallest earth-moon distance this century, 356,375 km center-to-center.Ref: 5
1915*Moses Alexander becomes governor of Idaho. He is the first practicing Jew to become a govenor in the US. (XDG, p 4A, 1/4/2001)Ref: 83
1916*Margaret Sanger opens the first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, NY.Ref: 51
1923*The Paris Conference on war reparations hits a deadlock as the French insist on the hard line and the British insist on Reconstruction.Ref: 2
1923*Lenin's finishes his "Political Testament". It calls for the removal of Stalin.Ref: 5
1924*First auto crosses the Sahara desert.Ref: 62
1925*French psychologist Emil Coué brings his self-esteem therapy to US "Every day in every way I am getting better & better".Ref: 5
1926*Theodorus Pangalos resigns as Greek dictator.Ref: 5
1932 Mahatma Ghandi begins a fast unto death to win suffrage for India's untouchables.Ref: 17
1932 British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru.Ref: 5
1935*President Franklin D. Roosevelt claims in his State of the Union message that the federal government will provide jobs for 3.5 million Americans on welfare.Women in the workplace.Ref: 2
1935*Fort Jefferson National Monument, Florida established.Ref: 5
1939*Hermann Goering appoints Reinhard Heydrich head of Jewish Emigration.Ref: 5
1939*Frieda Wunderlich elected first woman dean of a US graduate school.Ref: 5
1944*Ralph Bunche appointed first Negro official in US State Department.Ref: 5
1947*Presbyterian clergyman Peter Marshall ("A Man Called Peter"), 45, was elected Chaplain of the U.S. Senate. He was the 54th chaplain chosen in the Senate's history, and the first Presbyterian appointed since 1879.Ref: 5
1948*Britain granted independence to Burma. Thankin Nu is appointed Prime Minister.Ref: 70
1960*European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm, made up of nations outside the Common Market.Ref: 5
1961*Longest recorded strike ends-33 years-Danish barbers' assistants.Ref: 5
1962 The Organization of American States (OAS) lifts all diplomatic and economic sanctions against the Dominican Republic.Ref: 17
1965*The Fender Guitar Company was sold to CBS for $13 million.Ref: 4
1965*President Johnson outlined the goals of his "Great Society" in his State of the Union address.Ref: 70
1965*Poet T.S. Eliot died in London at age 76.Ref: 70
1966*Reconstruction work begins on the ancient ABU Simbel temples in Egypt, salvaged during the construction of the Aswan Dam.Ref: 17
1967 Swahili is designated as the official language of Tanzania.Ref: 17
1968*Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million.Ref: 5
1968*Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas.Ref: 5
1969 Spain returns the Ifni province to Morocco.Ref: 2
1969*France begins arms embargo against Israel.Ref: 5
1970*New York City NY transit fare rises from 20¢ to 30¢, new larger tokens used.Ref: 5
1971*Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as first elected Governor of Virgin Islands.Ref: 5
1971*Congressional Black Caucus organizes.Ref: 5
1971*Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims.Ref: 5
1974*President Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.Ref: 70
1974 Burma adopts a new constitution that establishes the country as a republic.Ref: 17
1975*Ice thickness measured at 4776 m, Wilkes Land, Antarctica.Ref: 5
1975*Ford Executive Order on CIA Activities within the US (No 11828).Ref: 5
1977*Thomas ('Tip') O'Neill becomes the Speaker of the US House of Representative.Ref: 17
1979*Ohio officials approve an out-of-court settlement awarding $675,000 to the victims and families in the 1970 shootings at Kent State University, in which four students were killed and nine wounded by National Guard troops.Ref: 2
1981*British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper".Ref: 5
1982*Golden Gate Bridge closed for the 3rd time by fierce stormRef: 5
1983*The Orphan Drug Bill is signed into law. It encourages pharmaceutical companies to produce drugs for unusual illnesses with limited markets.Ref: 17
1983*The US Department of Justice seeks a court order to force Westinghouse Electric Corporation to clean up two chemically contaminated Indiana sites in the first use of the "superfund" law.Ref: 17
1984*Doctors at the University of Miami and the Center for Disease Control publish information on one of the first cases of heterosexual transmission of AIDS in the US.Ref: 17
1985*Secret airlifts of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews (Falashes) end after the operation is discovered by the Ethiopian government.Ref: 17
1985*Shenuda III resumes duties as patriarch of Egypt's Coptic Church.Ref: 17
1989*Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion.Ref: 5
1989*Vice President Bush is first since Vice President Van Buren to declare himself President.Ref: 5
1989*US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean.Ref: 5
1990*Deposed Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega was arraigned in federal district court in Miami on drug-trafficking charges.Ref: 70
1991 AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable.Ref: 5
1991*Iraq agrees to send Aziz to Geneva to meet Baker on Jan 9th.Ref: 5
1991*Jan Krzystof Bielecki becomes premier of Poland.Ref: 5
1992*President Bush, visiting Singapore as part of a Pacific trade tour, announced plans to shift to Singapore the Navy logistics command that was being evicted from the Philippines.Ref: 64
1994*The 104th Congress convened, the first entirely under Republican control since the Eisenhower era; Newt Gingrich was elected speaker of the House.Ref: 70
1995*(OJ Simpson) Defense waives hearing for challenge of prosecution's DNA evidence.Ref: 87
1995*The 104th Congress convened, the first entirely under Republican control since Eisenhower era; Newt Gingrich was elected Speaker of the U-S House of Representatives.Ref: 4
1997*President Clinton, in his weekly radio address, took credit for policies reducing teen-age pregnancy, and said he would work for even greater reductions over the next four years.Ref: 64
1999*The euro, the new money of 11 European nations, goes into effect on the continent of Europe.Ref: 2
1999*Minnesota inaugurated pro wrestler Jesse Ventura as its 38th governor. The only Reform Party candidate to ever win statewide office, Ventura had shocked the political establishment by defeating Attorney General Hubert H. (Skip) Humphrey III and St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman in an upset victory.Ref: 4
2000*The Nasdaq composite index was hit for its worst point loss, falling more than 229 points (5.6 percent) to 3,901. The market appeared to be concerned about future Fed rate hikes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 359 points (3.2 percent) to 10,997.Ref: 4
2001*Orchestra leader Les Brown, known for his "Band of Renown," died at age 88.Ref: 70
1493*Columbus leaves the new world on his return from his 1st voyage, on the Nina.Ref: 5
1781*André Méchain discovers M80 (globular cluster in Scorpio).Ref: 5
1806*Lewis & Clark: In the East, President Jefferson welcomes a delegation of Missouri, Oto, Arikara, and Yankton Sioux chiefs who had met Lewis and Clark more than a year earlier. Jefferson thanks them for helping the expedition and tells them of his hope "that we may all live together as one household." The chiefs respond with praise for the explorers, but doubts about whether Jefferson's other "white children" will keep his word.Ref: 65
1863*Four-wheeled roller skates are patented by James Plimpton of NY.Ref: 5
1885*Dr. William W. Grant of Davenport, IA, performed what's believed to have been the first appendectomy, on 22-year-old Mary Gartside.Ref: 4
1953*Tufted plastic carpeting was introduced by Barwick Mills. The new carpet was said to be mothproof and stain resistant.Ref: 4
1958*Sputnik 1 reenters the atmosphere and burns up .Ref: 5
1959*Luna 1 (Mechta) becomes first craft to leave Earth's gravity.Ref: 5
1962*New York City introduces a train that operated without conductors and motormen.Ref: 4
1963*Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon.Ref: 5
1981*Swiss scientists announce first successful cloning of a mammal, replicating three mice.Ref: 10
871 Battle at Reading Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army.Ref: 5
1357 Flemish Earl Louis & Luxembourg Duke Wenceslaus sign peace treaty.Ref: 5
1642*King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament.Ref: 5
1717 Netherlands, England & France sign Triple Alliance.Ref: 5
1762*England declares war on Spain & Naples.Ref: 5
1797*Austrians under Joseph Alvintzi defeated by Napoleon at Rivoli.Ref: 10
1805*Spain enters the War of the Third Coalition on the side of Napoleon and against the British and their allies.Ref: 17
1861*US Fort Morgan, Mobile, seized by Alabama.Ref: 5
1861*President Buchanan appoints a fast on account of threatened succession.Ref: 5
1862*Battle of Fort Hindman, AR (Arkansas Post).Ref: 5
1862*Battle of Helena, AR.Ref: 5
1862*Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson occupies Bath.Ref: 5
1863*Union General Henry Halleck, by direction of President Abraham Lincoln, orders General Ulysses Grant to revoke his infamous General Order No. 11 that expelled Jews from his operational area.Ref: 2
1894*France ratifies Duple Alliance with Russia.Ref: 5
1915*Trans-Caucausus Russian defeat Turkish troops.Ref: 5
1916*The British make the first attempt to raise the Turkish siege of Kut-el-Amara during World War I.Ref: 17
1919*During the Russian Revolution, Riga, Latvia is captured by the Bolsheviks.Ref: 17
1920 Polish troops capture Dvinsk.Ref: 17
1932 State of siege proclaimed in Honduras.Ref: 5
1941*On the Greek-Albanian front, the Greeks launch an attack towards Valona from Berat to Klisura against the Italians.Ref: 2
1941*Resistance fighters counter d'Estienne d'Orves/Jan Doornik, first meet.Ref: 5
1942*Japanese forces begin the evacuation of Guadalcanal.Ref: 2
1942*Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly to Florida.Ref: 5
1945*British occupy Akyab in Burma. 
1945*Allies bomb Brenner Pass in the Alps to prevent the retreat of German Troops.Ref: 17
1945*Germans execute resistance fighters in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1945*US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after kamikaze attack.Ref: 5
1951*UN forces abandon Seoul, Korea to the Chinese Communist Army.Ref: 2
1952*The French Army in Indochina launches Operation Nenuphar in hopes of ejecting a Viet Minh division from the Ba Tai forest.Ref: 2
1966*Colonel Sangoule Lamizana assumes poer in upper Volta after a coup d'etat.Ref: 17
1975*The Khmer Rouge launches its newest assault in its five-year war in Phnom Penh. The war in Cambodia would go on until the spring of 1975.Ref: 2
2002*(Afghan Conflict) SFC Nathan Ross Chapman, 31, of San Antonio TX, dies in an ambush near Khost after a meeting with tribal leaders. (USA Today, p 7A, 1/21/2002)Ref: 13
1850 The first American ice skating club was organized -- in Philadelphia, PA.Ref: 4
1883*Ontario Rugby Football Union (forerunner of CFL) formed.Ref: 5
1887 Thomas Stevens becomes the first man to bicycle around the world (San Francisco-San Francisco).Ref: 5
1896*AFL charters Actors' National Protective Union, New York City NY.Ref: 5
1904*Ottawa Silver 7 beat Winnipeg Rowing Club 2 games to 1 (Stanley Cup).Ref: 5
1920*The Negro National League, the first black baseball league, is organized by Rube Foster.Ref: 2
1928*Shortstop Lyn Lary and infielder Jimmy Reese are bought by the Yankees from the Pacific Coast League.Ref: 1
1932*Casey Stengel returns from the minor leagues to become a coach for the Dodgers.Ref: 1
1936*Red Sox get Doc Cramer and Eric McNair from the A's for Henry Johnson, Al Niemiec and $75,000; this deal completed the December10th trade for Jimmie Foxx.Ref: 1
1942*With 78 percent of the vote, Rogers Hornsby becomes the 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame. Frank Chance (58%) and Rube Waddell (54%) are not elected this year.Ref: 1
1942*NFL Pro Bowl Chicago Bears beats NFL All-Stars 35-24.Ref: 5
1944*Joe Dugan, an AL infielder, is slightly injured as he hit by a car crossing a street in Boston.Ref: 1
1957*The Dodgers become the first team to own their own aircraft when the team buys a 44-passenger two-engine airplane for $775,000.Ref: 1
1970*Kansas City Chiefs beat Oakland Raiders 17-7 in AFC championship game.Ref: 5
1970*Minnesota Vikings beat Cleveland Browns 27-7 in NFC championship game.Ref: 5
1971*Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium is dedicated.Ref: 1
1975*Montréal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0.Ref: 5
1977*White Sox hire Mary Shane as the 1st woman TV play-by-play announcer.Ref: 5
1980*President Carter announces US boycott of Moscow Olympics.Ref: 5
1981*69th Australian Mens Tennis B Teacher beats Kim Warwick (75 76 63).Ref: 5
1983*US Football League holds its first player draft.Ref: 5
1984*Wayne ‘The Great One’ Gretsky scores eight goals for the second time in his National Hockey League career. Edmonton’s Oilers defeated the Minnesota North Stars, 12-8. Gretsky had four goals on his own and four assists. He was the Number One Star and Player of the Game for his effort.Ref: 4
1984*Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8-highest-scoring modern NHL game.Ref: 5
1985*Boston Celtics president Red Auerbach was honored at the Boston Gardens this night. The former coach was recognized for leading the Celtics to nine NBA basketball titles.Ref: 4
1986*NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots.Ref: 5
1991 Fu Mingxia, a 12-year-old from China, became the youngest world champion in the history of any aquatic event. Mingxia won the women’s 10-metre platform title at the World Swimming Championships in Perth, Australia.Ref: 4
1992 8th largest wrestling crowd (60,000-Tokyo Dome).Ref: 5
1993 7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome).Ref: 5
1994 10th largest wrestling crowd (58,000-Tokyo Dome).Ref: 5
1999*The Colorado Rockies promote Tim Ireland to Pacific Rim coordinator, a point man in the franchise's Far East scouting.Ref: 86
2000*The Colorado Rockies finalize Bell's first coaching staff: pitching coach Marcel Lachemann, batting coach Clint Hurdle, bench coach Toby Harrah, bullpen coach Fred Kendall, first-base coach Dallas Williams, third-base coach Rich Donnelly, senior advisor Dave Garcia and strength coach Brad Andress.Ref: 86
2002*In spite of the franchise's uncertain future due to possible contraction, Ron Gardenhire is named to replace Tom Kelly as the Minnesota manager. The Twins' coach is given a two-year pact to piliot the team.Ref: 1
2002*The Cardinals announce the team has agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with Matt Morris (22-8, 3.16 ERA). The 27-year-old right-hander finished third, who missed all of the 1999 season due elbow surgery, finshed third in the Cy Young balloting this year.Ref: 1
2002*The Indians sign Matthew Haynes, a participant in major league's first-ever Australian Baseball Academy, which included the best 60 players from Down Under. The 6-3, 185-pound 18-year-old is a righthander who the Tribe predict will be a starter in the major leagues.Ref: 1
2002*Tired of the losing, Tony Tavares resigns as president of Angels. The 52-year old executive, who until today also was the chairman of the Mighty Ducks, became Anaheim's president after Disney bought the team from Jackie Autry in 1996.Ref: 1
2004*Ohio State (#7) defeats Kansas State (#8) in the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe AZ. OSU finishes the season with a 12-2 record. (XDG, p 1B, 1/03/2004)Ref: 83
1843*Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Don Pasquale" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1843 Royal Academy (Technical Hague court) Delft opens.Ref: 5
1881*Johannes Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture" premieres, Breslau.Ref: 5
1898 First installment of William Dean Howell's "Life & Letters" appears.Ref: 5
1907 George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1920*Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits.Ref: 5
1921*Eugene O'Neill's "Diff'rent" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1923 First broadcast of "Barn Dance Show" (WBAP Fort Worth TX).Ref: 5
1928 NBC radio debuted one of radio’s first variety shows. The Dodge Victory Hour starred Will Rogers, Paul Whiteman and his orchestra and singer Al Jolson. The cost to produce this one show was $67,600.Ref: 4
1932 NBC Red presented The Carnation Contented Hour. The show continued on network radio for 19 years as a showcase for top singers and musicians. Why The Carnation Contented Hour? Because Carnation evaporated milk comes only from contented cows, of course.Ref: 4
1934 First Dutch talkie movie, Jan Teunissen's "Willem of Orange" premieres.Ref: 5
1935*Bert Ambrose and his orchestra recorded the song that became the group’s theme song. It was titled, Hors d’oeuvres and was cut in London for Decca Records.Ref: 4
1935*Bob Hope was first heard on network radio as part of The Intimate Revue with Jane Froman, James Melton and the Al Goodman Orchestra.Ref: 4
1936*The first pop music chart based on national sales is published by Billboard magazine.Ref: 4
1938*First television transmission of an event in which there were paying customers- a circus in London.Ref: 10
1941*Sergey Rachmaninov's "Symphonie Dances" premieres in Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1943 Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy, "Joseph & His Brothers".Ref: 5
1944*Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town"opens on Broadway directed by George Abbott.Ref: 10
1946*Terrytoons "The Talking Magpies" the first Heckle and Jeckle cartoon, premieres.Ref: 73
1947*"Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater New York City NY after 72 performances.Ref: 5
1947*"Show Boat" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City NY after 417 performances.Ref: 5
1950*RCA Victor announced that it would manufacture long-playing (LP) records. This news came two years after Columbia Records debuted the ‘album’.Ref: 4
1953*"The Catholic Hour" first aired over NBC-television. This long-running series was produced in cooperation with the National Council of Catholic Men and aired through August 1970.Ref: 5
1954*Elvis Presley strolls into the Memphis Recording Service and puts $4 on the counter. He records Casual Love and I’ll Never Stand in Your Way, two songs that so impressed record executive Sam Phillips that he had Elvis record his first professional sides for Sun Records the following August.Ref: 4
1954*Soap Opera "The Brighter Day" premieres.Ref: 5
1957 Collier’s magazine was published for the last time. The periodical had been published for 69 years.Ref: 4
1957*"Blondie" situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS).Ref: 5
1969*George "Grandpa" Jones and Dolly Parton join the Grand Ol' Opry. (XDG, p 4A, 1/4/2001)Ref: 83
1969*"Fig Leaves Are Falling" closes at Broadhurst New York City NY after 4 performances.Ref: 5
1970*The Beatles conduct their last recording session at EMI studios.Ref: 5
1970*Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary.Ref: 5
1974*Peter Puck, by gosh, was introduced on NBC-TV as hockey was presented in prime time. The Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers were featured in the National Hockey League contest. Marv Albert was mikeside with play-by-play for NBC.Ref: 4
1975*"Good News" closes at St James Theater New York City NY after 16 performances.Ref: 5
1975*"Gypsy" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City NY after 120 performances.Ref: 5
1975*"Over Here" closes at Shubert Theater New York City NY after 341 performances.Ref: 5
1976*"Candide" closes at Broadway Theater New York City NY after 740 performances.Ref: 5
1976*"Home Sweet Homer" opens & closes at Palace Theater New York City NY.Ref: 5
1979*With a new interest in Beatles music on this day, the Star Club reopened in Hamburg, Germany. None of the Beatles returned to their beginnings to attend the gala opening.Ref: 4
1981*"Frankenstein" opens & closes on Broadway.Ref: 5
1981*"Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City NY after 578 performances.Ref: 5
1982*Some say this was one of broadcasting’s strangest days, as Bryant Gumbel moved from NBC Sports to the anchor desk. He joined Jane Pauley as co-host of the Today show on NBC.Ref: 4
1982*Chris Wallace becomes co-anchor of the Today Show.Ref: 5
1982 ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) & ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th & 6th ABC radio network.Ref: 5
1984*"Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premiers on NBC TV.Ref: 5
1993*Star Trek Deep Space 9 (DS9) debuts. 
1996*"Father" opens at Criterion Theater New York City NY for 52 performances.Ref: 5
1998*"Funny Thing Happened" closes at St James New York City NY after 715 performances.Ref: 5
1998*"Ivanov" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City NY after 51 performances.Ref: 5
1998*"Triumph of Love" closes at Royale Theater New York City NYRef: 5
2001*It was announced that George, the politics and lifestyle magazine founded by the late John F. Kennedy Jr., would fold.Ref: 64
1334*Amadeus VI [Green Earl], Earl of Savoye, is born.Ref: 5
1567*Franciscus Aguilon physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect, is born.Ref: 5
1579*Willem Teellinck Dutch theologist/vicar, is born.Ref: 5
1581*Bishop James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh, the man who calculated Earth's beginning at November 23, 4004 BC, is born.Ref: 5
1604*Jacob Balde German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe), is born.Ref: 5
1710*Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (Il Prigioniero Superbo), is born.Ref: 5
1717*Antonio Maria Mazzoni composer, is born.Ref: 5
1720*Johann Friedrich Agricola German (court)composer/organist, is born.Ref: 5
1726*Cornelis Ploos van Amstel Dutch engraver/art collector, is born.Ref: 5
1739*Henrik C Cras Dutch lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii), is born.Ref: 5
1756 Anne Nagell van Ampsen Dutch politician, is born.Ref: 5
1759*Maria Rosa Coccia composer, is born.Ref: 5
1772*Paul-Louis Courier (de Méré), French writer/interpreter, is born.Ref: 5
1773*Johann Peter Heuschkel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1774*James Collier, one of the three founders of Xenia Township (Ohio), is born.Ref: 54
1784*Francois Rude, French sculptor, is born.Ref: 70
1785*Jakob Grimm librarian; fairy tale author [with brother, Wilhelm]: Hansel and Grethel, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White; is born.Ref: 4
1789 Benjamin Lundy philanthropist/abolitionist, is born.Ref: 5
1797*Wilhelm Beer, German astronomer; made first map of moon, is born.Ref: 70
1805*Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh composer, is born.Ref: 5
1807*Baltasar Saldoni composer, is born.Ref: 5
1809*Louis Braille, developed system of writing that could be felt and interpreted by the blind, is born in Coupvray, France.Ref: 4
1813*Alexander Freiherr von Bach Austria attorney/premier (1852-59), is born.Ref: 5
1813*Louis L Bonaparte English/French linguist/senator, is born.Ref: 5
1813*Sir Isaac Pitman, English educator and inventor of shorthand, is born.Ref: 70
1821*John James Peck Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878, is born.Ref: 5
1822*Joseph Jones Reynolds Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899, is born.Ref: 5
1823*Otto van Rees Governor-General of Dutch-Indies (1884-88), is born.Ref: 5
1823*Peter Joseph Osterhaus Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1917, is born.Ref: 5
1831*E(dward) P(ayson) Dutton, US publisher, founder of EP Dutton Publishing House, is born.Ref: 17
1837*Casimiro de Abreu Brazil, poet (Camoes e o jau), is born.Ref: 5
1838*General Tom Thumb (Charles Stratton) is born. He will later be a featured perfomer in P.T. Barnum's circus.Ref: 4
1844*Thomas H Rollinson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1847*Hendrik Goeman Borgesius Dutch politician, is born.Ref: 5
1858*Carter Glass, US Secretary of the Treasury (1918-1920), US Senator (1920-1946), is born.Ref: 17
1869*Tommy (Thomas William) ‘Corky’ Corcoran baseball: Pittsburgh Burghers, Philadelphia Athletics, Brooklyn Bridegrooms, Cincinnati Reds, NY Giants; minor league umpire; is born.Ref: 4
1869*Percy Pitt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1872*Edmund Rumpler Austria, auto/airplane builder, is born.Ref: 5
1874*Josef Suk Czech violinist/composer (Asrael), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Sven Fleuron writer, is born.Ref: 5
1874*Thornton W Burgess, US author of children's books, is born.Ref: 17
1877*Gibson Gowland England, actor (Blind Husbands, Phantom of the Opera), is born.Ref: 5
1878*Alfred Edgar Coppard England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories), is born.Ref: 5
1879*Augustus John, Welsh artist, is born.Ref: 68
1881*Wilhelm Lehmbruck German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Johanna Westerdijk botanist/Netherlands first female profressor (Utrecht, 1917-52), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Max F Eastman US, critic/essayist (Masses), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Edwin Emil Witte, US economist, author of the US Social Security Act of 1935, is born.Ref: 17
1888*Arthur Berry England, soccer player (Olympics-gold-1908, 12), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Albertus W "Albert" van Dalsum actor/director (Abandoned Child), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Alfred G Jodl German Wehrmacht General/Chief of Staff, is born.Ref: 5
1890 Mosa Pijade Yugoslavia, MP (communist), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Manuel Palau Boix composer, is born.Ref: 5
1894*Wesley La Violette composer, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Lourens G M Baas Becking Dutch botanist/resistance fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Leroy Randle Grumman, American aeronautical engineer and founder of Grumman Aircraft, is born.Ref: 70
1896*Everett (McKinley) Dirksen politician: elected to U.S. Senate in 1950, Republican minority leader [1959], most noted for his sudden, dramatic shifts from opposition to support of various measures; is born.Ref: 4
1896*André Aimé René Masson French Surrealist artist (Labyrinth), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Jess Neely College Football Hall of Famer: Vanderbilt end and halfback; coach: University of Alabama, Clemson: Cotton Bowl winner [1939], Rice: 6 Southwestern Conference titles and 3 bowls; athletic director: Vanderbilt, is born.Ref: 4
1898*Roger Vuataz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Joris Diels Flemish actor/director (Haagsche Comedy), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Ramón Ernesto Cruz Uclés Honduras President (1971-72); overthrown, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Sterling Holloway, Cedartown GA, actor (Waldo-Life of Riley, various Disney voices), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal Austrian nude model/Hitler's lover, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Walther Vanbeselaere Flemish art historian, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Malietoa Tanumafili II King of West-Samoa (1962- ), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Jane Wyman (Sarah Fulks), St Joseph MO, first Mrs Ron Reagan, (Magnificent Obsession), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Mohammed Sahir shah (Afghanistan), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede portrait painter, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Robert Parrish Columbus GA, director (Casino Royale), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Jesse [Marc Weidenfeld] White Buffalo NY, actor (Maytag Repairman, Bedtime for Bonzo, Million Dollar Mermaid), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Maurice Wohl English broker/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Al "Jazbo" Collins New York City NY, disk jockey (Tonight! America After Dark), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson underwriter (Lloyd's of London), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German sculpture, is born.Ref: 70
1920*William Egan Colby, CIA director (Nixon), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Frank Wess flutist/saxophonist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Flavio Testi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1925*(Heisman Trophy 1947) Johnny Lujack football: Notre Dame; Heisman Trophy Winner [1947], is born.Ref: 4
1925*Veikko Hakulinen Finland, 30K/50K cross country skier (Olympics-gold-1956), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Barbara Rush actress: Web of Deceit, The Seekers, Superdad, Hombre, Robin and the 7 Hoods, Come Blow Your Horn, The Young Philadelphians, The Young Lions, Magnificent Obsession, When Worlds Collide, Peyton Place, Saints and Sinners, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Flamingo Road, is born in Denver CO.Ref: 4
1929*Barbara Rush, US actress, is born.Ref: 17
1929*Bobby Tulloch ornithologist, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Amitai W Etzioni US sociologist (Active Society), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Don Shula, NFL’s most winning football coach [347 career wins (including playoffs)]: Baltimore Colts [1963-1969], Miami Dolphins [1970-1995], is born.Ref: 4
1930*Iain Cuthbertson British actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Sorrell Booke Buffalo NY, actor (Bye Bye Braverman, Black Like Me), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Richard Stahl Detroit MI, actor (Howard-It's a Living), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Ray Starling musician: arranger for Stan Kenton, is born.Ref: 4
1933*Ed Jenkins (Representative-D-GA, 1977- ), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Floyd Patterson heavyweight boxing champion (1956-59, 1960-62) (Olympics-gold-1952), is born in Waco County NC.Ref: 5
1935*Kenneth Money Canada, astronaut (STS 42-alt), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Mike White football: coach: Oakland Raiders, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Grace Ann Jaeckel Bumbry, St Louis, mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannhäuser), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Louis Krebs Graham Nashville TN, PGA golfer (1975 US Open), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Dyan (Frosty) Cannon (Samille Diane Friesen), US actress, former wife of Cary Grant, is born in Tacoma WA.Ref: 17
1939*Jon Appleton composer, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Oliver Clark Buffalo NY, actor (Bob Newhart Show, Two of Us), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Anthony Skooter Teague Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Kermit Alexander football: UCLA, San Francisco 49ers, is bornRef: 4
1941*John Bennett Perry Williamstown MA, singer/actor (Falcon Crest), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Maureen Reagan, first daughter (of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Jörg Remé German/Dutch painter/graphic artist, is born.Ref: 5
1942*John McLaughlin rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Bobby Burnett football: Univ. of Arkansas; Buffalo Bills, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Tom Wilkinson CFL QB (Edmonton Eskimos), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Tito (Rigoberto Peat) Fuentes baseball: SF Giants, SD Padres, Detroit Tigers, Oakland Athletics, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Volker Hornback rocker (Tangerine Dream), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Jay Dee Maness Loma Linda CA, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Arthur Conley singer: Sweet Soul Music, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Bernard Sumner rocker (New Order-Round & Round), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Butch (George) Atkinson football: Oakland Raiders safety, Super Bowl XI, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Mick Mills British soccer player, is born.Ref: 5
1951*Barbara Ann Cochran skier: Olympic Gold Medalist: slalom [1972], is born in Claremont NH.Ref: 4
1955*Kathy Forester Lookout Mountain GA, country singer (Forester Sister-Men), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Mark Hollis English pop musician (Talk Talk, Dum Dum Girl), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Barney Sumner aka Bernie Albrecht (Dicken) musician: guitar, singer: groups: Joy Division; Transmission: Love Will Tear Us Apart, New Order: Blue Monday, Confusion, ShellshockRef: 4
1956*Ann Magnuson actress: Before and After, Cabin Boy, Tequila Sunrise, Desperately Seeking Susan, Perfect Strangers, Anything But Love, is born in Charleston WV.Ref: 4
1956*Bernard Albrecht English pop guitarist (Joy Division), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Patty Loveless [Ramey], Pikeville KY, singer (Blue Side of Town), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Matt Frewer actor: Kissinger and Nixon, National Lampoon’s Senior Trip, Stephen King’s The Stand, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Speed Zone, Supergirl, Max Headroom, Shaky Ground, Doctor, Doctor; cartoon voice: The Exterminator in Itsy Bitsy Spider, is born.Ref: 4
1958*Nina Foust Asheboro NC, LPGA golfer (1994 Hawaiian Ladies Open-6th), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Julian Sands actor: Leaving Las Vegas, Grand Isle, Naked Lunch, Husbands and Lovers, Room with a View, The Killing Fields, is born.Ref: 4
1959*Vanity [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Michael Stipe Grammy Award-winning singer: Out of Time [1991]; group: R.E.M.: Losing My Religion [1991], Radio Free Europe, Talk About the Passion, So Central Rain, [Don’t Go Back to] Rockville, Seven Chinese Brothers, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Cory Everson Racine Wisconsin, body builder (6X Ms Olympia), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Cliff Levingston basketball: Wichita State Univ., Chicago Bulls, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Lee Curreri New York City NY, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Cliff Levingston basketball: Wichita State Univ., Chicago Bulls, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Patrick Cassidy actor: How the West was Fun, Longtime Companion, Love at Stake, Dress Gray, Fever Pitch, Just the Way You Are, Off the Wall, Something in Common, The Bay City Blues, Dirty Dancing, is born in Los Angeles CARef: 4
1962*Joe Kleine basketball: Univ. of Arkansas, LA Lakers, New Jersey Nets, Chicago Bulls, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Martin McAloon rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Dave Foley actor/comedian (Kids In The Hall, Dave Nelson-NewsRadio), is born. (TWA, 2002)Ref: 95
1963*Linda Muri Killingly CT, rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson Somerville NJ, US rower (Olympics-92), is born.Ref: 5
1965*David Glasper rocker (Breathe-All I Need), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Guy Forget Morocco, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Jergus Baca Liptovsky Mikulas Czechoslovakia, IHL defenseman (Team Slovakia 98), is born.Ref: 5
1965*John Jackson NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Julia Ormond London England, actress (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Kevin Wickander US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Mitch Booth Australian tornado yachter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Rick Hearst Howard Beach New York City NY, actor (Alan-Michael-Guiding Light), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Deana Carter country singer (Strawberry Wine), is born.Ref: 5
1967*David Wayne Toms Monroe LA, PGA golfer (1992 Northern Telecom-3rd), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Michael "Mike" Peterson Washington DC, rower (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Rick Cunningham NFL tackle (Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Jackie Harris NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Lindsay Kennedy Atlanta GA, actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Corie Blount NBA forward (Los Angeles Lakers), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Kees van Wonderen Dutch soccer player (NEC/NAC), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Colin Scrivener CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Sean Lumpkin NFL safety (New Orleans Saints), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jeremy Licht Los Angeles CA, actor (Mark-Valerie/Hogan Family), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Carlos Perez Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Montréal Expos), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Deb Sonnenberg Edmonton Alberta, softball pitcher (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Errol Brown CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Garrison Hearst NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Orlanda Truitt wide receiver (Oakland Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Mike McCoy WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Lamont Warren NFL running back (Indpls Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Ray Mickens cornerback (New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Todd Sauerbrun NFL punter/kicker (Chicago Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Carl Powell defensive end (Indpls Colts)Ref: 5
838*Babak Persian social/religious reformer, martyred.Ref: 5
1584*Tobias Stimmer Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1612*Henry L Spieghel Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1678 Johan Maetsuyker Dutch Governor-General of Ceylon (1653-78), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1695*Duke of Luxembourg Luxembourg/French marshal, dies.Ref: 5
1701*Ernst R Tarhemberg Austria, field marshal, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1707*Louis Willem I count of Baden-Baden, dies.Ref: 5
1729*Joseph de Montesquiou Earl d'Artagnan French Lieutenant-General , dies at 77.Ref: 5
1729*Meir Bacharach Hebrew poet, dies.Ref: 5
1745*Willem I Kerricx the Young, Flemish architect/painter, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1752*Gabriel Cramer Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer), dies at 47.Ref: 5
1761*Stephen Hales English vicar/inventor (ventilator), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1765*Joseph Franz Xaver Dominik Stalder composer, dies at 39.Ref: 5
1778*Charles D J Eisen French engraver/painter, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1782*Ange-Jacques Gabriel French architect (Ecole Military), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1786*Moses Mendelssohn, German-Jewish philosopher, critic and Bible translator, dies at age 56.Ref: 70
1789*(Declaration of Independence) Thomas Nelson, farmer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1793*Bengt Lidner Swedish poet (Medea/Yttersa domen), dies at 35.Ref: 5
1799*Galib Dede/Seyh Galib Turkish poet (Hüsn ü Ask), dies at about 40.Ref: 5
1804*Charlotte Lennox English novelist (The Female Quixote), dies.Ref: 5
1809*Bartolomeo Giacometti composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1821*The first native-born American saint, founder of the Sisters of Charity, Elizabeth Ann Seton, dies in Emmitsburg, MD at age 46.Ref: 68
1825*Ferdinand I King of Sicily/Naples (Ferdinand IV), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1831*Nikola P Neofit Rilski Bulgaria abbot/poet, dies at 37.Ref: 5
1843*Petronella Moens Frisian author/poetess, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1864*Mateo Ferrer composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1877*Cornelius Vanderbilt, US robber baron, capitalist: established ferry service between Manhattan & Staten Islands; turned a NY railroad into $$$; dies at age 82.Ref: 5
1880*Anselm Feuerbach German painter, dies.Ref: 5
1883*Nicolas Ledesma composer, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1885*Eduard Yosif Kotek composer, dies at 29.Ref: 5
1886*Ernest Panckoucke French publisher (Horace), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1891*Charles Keene, English artist and illustrator for Punch magazine, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1898*Frantisek Pivoda composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1903*Geo[rge J H] Poggenbeek Dutch surrealist painter, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1903*Pierre Laffitte, French philosopher, dies at age 79.Ref: 4
1908*Antony Winkler Prins writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1910*Léon Delagrange French aviation pioneer, dies.Ref: 5
1913*Alfred von Schlieffen Prussian General-field marshal, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1914*Redjâizade M Ekrem Turkish poet/writer, dies at about 66.Ref: 5
1914*Silas Weir Mitchell US physician/author (Free Quaker), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1920*Benito Pérez Galdós Spanish writer (Gloria), dies at 76.Ref: 68
1921*Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American born Catholic saint, died in Emmitsburg, MarylandRef: 62
1931*Art Acord western actor (Set Free, Spurs & Saddles), dies at 40.Ref: 5
1933*Lucas Lindeboom Dutch evangelist (Vredebond), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1940*Conrad Weiss German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1941*Henri Bergson Nobel prize-winning [1927] philosopher, author: Creative Evolution; dies at age 81.Ref: 4
1942*Leon Jessel composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1942*Otis Skinner, American actor, dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1944*Henri "Hans" Flu Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/anti-fascist, is murdered.Ref: 5
1944*Kaj Munk [Harald Leininger], anti-fascist writer (Kaj Munk), dies.Ref: 5
1946*Barney Oldfield daredevil, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1947*Forrest Reid Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1952*Constantly Permeke Flemish painter (Boerin), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1953*Arthur Hoyt actor (Gold Rush Gertie, Lost World), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1955*Dominicus Johner composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1955*François Rasse composer, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1955*Jan D Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard Dutch preacher, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1956*Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov composer, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1957*Theodor Körner von Siegringen Austrian President (1951-57), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1958*Waverley John Anderson Scotland, Viscount/Governor of Bengal, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1960*Albert Camus Nobel Prize-winning French writer [The Just-1957]; Le Mythe de Sisyphe, dies in an automobile accident at age 46.Ref: 4
1961*Barry Fitzgerald (William Joseph Shields) Academy Award-winning [supporting] actor: Going My Way [1944]; Bringing Up Baby, How Green Was My Valley, The Quiet Man; dies at age 72.Ref: 4
1964*Ralph Dumke actor (Movieland Quiz), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1965*T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot, Nobel Prize-winning poet [1948]; The Waste Land, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock; dies in London at age 76.Ref: 4
1967*Donald Malcolm Campbell, English motorboat and automobile driver, dies trying to break 300 mph on water. at age 45.Ref: 70
1968*Joseph Pholien Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1969*Montague Fawcett Phillips composer, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1972*Carl-Olof Anderberg composer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1974*Karel Janacek composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1975*Carlo Levi Italian writer (Parole Sono Pietre), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1976*Jan B Cammans Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1978*Willem Bruynzeel Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1979*Charles Mingus jazz bassist, dies of heart attack.Ref: 5
1985*Brian Gwynne Horrocks English Lieutenant-General (A Full Life), dies at 89.Ref: 5
1986*Christopher Isherwood British writer (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1986*Phil Lynott rocker (Thin Lizzy), dies of overdose at 34.Ref: 5
1987*Sixteen people are killed when an Amtrak train bound from Washington to Boston collided with Conrail engines approaching from a side track in Chase, Md.Ref: 5
1987*Peggy Bacon author/illustrator (Off With Their Heads), dies at 91.Ref: 5
1987*F van Heek Dutch sociologist, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1990*Alberto Lleras Camargo President of Colombia (1945-46, 58-62), dies.Ref: 5
1990*Robert F Adams US, sci-fi author (Castaways in Time), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1990*Charles Stuart, who had claimed a gunman had killed his pregnant wife and wounded him, leaped to his death from a Boston Harbor bridge after he became a suspect.Ref: 70
1990*Harold Edgerton, American electrical engineer and photographer, dies at age 87.Ref: 70
1991*Berry Kroeger actor (Demon Seed), dies of kidney failure at 78.Ref: 5
1991*Harry Krimer actor (Napoleon), committed suicide at 94.Ref: 5
1991*Leo N Wright US saxophonist (I Left My Heart in San Francisco), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1992*Earl Colbert entertainer, dies.Ref: 5
1992*William Walker stuntman/actor (Our Man Flint), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1993*Daniel H Craven South African rugby coach, dies.Ref: 5
1993*Joe Keenan actor (Conviction of Kitty Dodd), dies of cancer at 69.Ref: 5
1994*Jim Booth New Zealand producer (Heavenly Creatures), dies at 48.Ref: 5
1994*Michiel P "Michael" Gorsira Governor of Curaçao (1951-67), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1995*D Elmina Davies filmmaker, dies at 36.Ref: 5
1995*Dorothy Granger US actress (Hog Wild, Dentist), dies at about 80.Ref: 5
1995*Eduardo Mata Mexican conductor, dies in air crash at 52.Ref: 5
1995*Jonathan Zeitlyn artist, dies at 43.Ref: 5
1995*Leonard Hirsch British violinist/conductor (BBC Empire Orchestra), dies at 92.Ref: 5
1995*Robert Clifford Latham Pepys Scholar, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1996*Ramon Vinay operatic tenor/baritone, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1996*Roy McKelvie soldier/sports writer, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1997*Harry B Helmsley, real estate mogul, owner (Empire State Building), husband of Leona Helmsley/Helmsley Hotels, dies in Scottsdale AZ at age 87.Ref: 68
1998*John Gary singer, dies at 65Ref: 5
2001*Les Brown bandleader: Les Brown and His Band of Renown: Sentimental Journey My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time; Leap Frog, I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm; dies.Ref: 4

Last Update: October 27th, 2005
© 2000-2005   Kenneth Fussichen