Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
January 6th

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548*This was the last year the Church in Jerusalem observed the birth of Jesus on this date. (Celebrating Christmas on December 25th began in the late 300s in the Western Church.)Ref: 5
1017*The coronation of Canute (of England) by Lyfing? at St Paul's Cathedral.Ref: 16
1066*Following the death of Edward the Confessor, Harold Godwin, a member of the most powerful noble family in England, is crowned King Harold II.Ref: 3
1099*Henry V crowned German king.Ref: 5
1169*Peace is established between Henry II of England and Louis VII of France.Ref: 17
1227 Ferrand of Portugal freed from the Louvre.Ref: 5
1352*French king Jean II introduces Order of the Star.Ref: 5
1453*Emperor Frederik III becomes archduke of Austria.Ref: 5
1494*The first mass in America is celebrated in the Roman Catholic church on Isabella Island in Haiti. This was the first church established in the New World, founded by Christopher Columbus.Ref: 5
1497*Jews are expelled from Graz (Syria).Ref: 5
1540*Henry VIII of England marries his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. The marriage will last six months.Ref: 2
1622*Pope Gregory XV forms Congregatio the Propagande Fide.Ref: 5
1622*Sir Edward Coke is sent to prison by England's James I for championing common law in face of royal prerogative.Ref: 17
1639*The Virginia General Assembly orders that half of the year's tobacco crop be burned so planters could earn more from the remainder. (XDG, p 4A, 1/6/2001)Ref: 83
1663*Great earthquake in New England.Ref: 5
1690*Emperor Leopold's son Jozef chosen Roman Catholic king.Ref: 5
1759*Martha Dandridge, widow of Daniel Park Custis, marries George Washington.Ref: 68
1773*Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom.Ref: 5
1797*Albany is designated as the permanent capital of New York State.Ref: 17
1806*Xenia (OH) commissioners allow a contract to William Kendall to build a courthouse. (Ref: The Springfield News-Sun, 10/20/1929). 
1821*Indianapolis is designated at the capital of Indiana.Ref: 17
1832*New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston).Ref: 5
1839*2 day storm off Irish & English coast immortalized as "The Big Wind".Ref: 5
1857*Mathinius Pretorius is inaugurated as the first president of the South Aftrican Republic (Transvaal).Ref: 17
1861*New York City NY mayor proposes New York become a free city, trading with North and South.Ref: 5
1861*The Governor of Maryland sends a message to the people, strongly opposing the state's secession from the Union.Ref: 2
1866*The first known train robbery in the United States. Thieves steal $500,000 from an Adams Express rail car en route from New York to New Haven. The loss is discovered when the train arrived at New Haven CT.Ref: 39
1873*Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the Church in Armenia".Ref: 5
1873*US Congress begins investigating Crédit Mobilier scandal.Ref: 5
1880*Record snow cover in Seattle-120cm.Ref: 5
1883*The Pendleton Act reforms US civil service, initiating competetive examinations for placement.Ref: 17
1893*The Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with the east coast.Ref: 5
1896*Cecil Rhodes resigns as premier of Cape colony following accusations of complicity in the Jameson Raid into Transvaal.Ref: 5
1904*Japanese railway authorities in Korea refuse to transport Russian troops.Ref: 2
1907*Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome).Ref: 5
1910*Union leaders ask President William H. Taft to investigate U.S. Steel's practices.Ref: 2
1912*(new state) New Mexico is admitted as the 47th state.Ref: 4
1914*The stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded.Ref: 5
1921*The U.S. Navy orders the sale of 125 flying boats to encourage commercial aviation.Ref: 2
1922*Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments.Ref: 5
1924 Albania proclaims itself a republic under president Ahmed Zogu.Ref: 10
1926*Kees Boeke opens first comprehensive school in Holland.Ref: 5
1928*Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene).Ref: 5
1929*Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia.Ref: 5
1930*The first diesel-engine automobile trip is completed. It ran 792 miles -- from Indianapolis, IN to New York City.Ref: 4
1936*Barbara Hanley became Canada's first woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario).Ref: 5
1937*The United States bans the shipment of arms to war-torn Spain.Ref: 2
1938*Bronze memorial statue of Henry Hudson erected in the Bronx.Ref: 5
1941*Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Four Freedoms" speech in which he spoke of freedom of speech, worship, from want and from fear.Ref: 5
1942*The Pan American Airways "Pacific Clipper" arrived in New York after making the first round-the-world trip by a commercial airplane.Ref: 5
1945*Soviets liberate Budapest, freeing over 80,000 Jews.Ref: 35
1945*Future president George Herbert Walker Bush married Barbara Pierce in Rye, N.Y.Ref: 70
1946*Ho Chi Minh wins in the Vietnamese elections.Ref: 2
1946*Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum.Ref: 5
1946 Poland nationalizes its basic industries.Ref: 17
1950*Britain recognizes Communist government of China.Ref: 5
1958*Moscow announces a reduction in its armed forces by 300,000.Ref: 2
1967 The Angostura Bridge over the Orinoco River, the longest suspension bridge in Latin America, is opened by President Raul Leoni of Venezuela.Ref: 17
1971*Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate.Ref: 5
1972*Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from USSR.Ref: 5
1974*England begins 3 day work week during mine strike.Ref: 5
1976*China People's Republic performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Republic of China.Ref: 5
1977 Czechoslovak intellectuals issue a manifesto demanding human rights as spelled out in the Helsinki Agreement of 1975.Ref: 17
1978*First postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp).Ref: 5
1978 US hands over St Stephan crown to Hungary.Ref: 5
1979*Shahpur Bakhtiar is inaugurated as president of Iran, prompting antigovernment riots.Ref: 17
1980*President Jimmy Carter signed a bill authorizing $1.2 billion in federal loans to save the failing Chrysler Corporation. It was the largest federal bailout in history.Ref: 3
1980 Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India.Ref: 5
1983*American Bell, Inc, one of the new companies created by the break up of American Telephone and Telegraph, Inc, introduces its first product line.Ref: 17
1983*Argentina announces the issuance of a new peso note after years of triple digit inflation made the old currency virtually useless.Ref: 17
1984*Getty Oil announced a bid to take over Texaco Oil for an estimated $9.9 billion. The offer topped the previous record takeover bid by the DuPont Company for Conoco Oil in 1981 ($7.8 billion). 440 International recently turned down a $16.2 billion takeover bid by Acme Banana. They wanted to change this feature to Those Were the Peels and we thought that would be a big slip-up (argh! stop! ok...)Ref: 4
1985 Bob Geldof arrives in Ethiopia to distribute famine relief funds raised by the proceeds form Band Aid record sales.Ref: 17
1986*British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns.Ref: 5
1986*Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg.Ref: 5
1987*After a 29-year lapse, the Ford Thunderbird was again presented with the Motor Trend Car of the Year Award. This was the first repeat winner of the award.Ref: 4
1987*100th US Congress convenes.Ref: 5
1990 New York Lotto pays $35 million to one winner (#s are 18-25-26-32-42-44).Ref: 5
1991 Jorge Serrano Elías elected President of Guatemala.Ref: 5
1991*Jorge Serrano Elías elected President of Guatemala.Ref: 5
1992* After two weeks of fighting, ousted Georgian President Zviad Gamsakhurdia fled the capital, Tbilisi.Ref: 64
1992*The Food and Drug Administration called on surgeons to stop using silicone gel breast implants because of safety questions, but stopped short of an outright ban.Ref: 64
1992*The United States joined the U.N. Security Council in condemning Israel's planned deportation of 12 Palestinians.Ref: 64
1993*Jim and Jennifer Stolpa were stranded by a blizzard on a desolate Nevada road with their five-month-old son, Clayton. Jennifer huddled in a tiny cliffside cave with Clayton while Jim trudged 48 miles through hip-deep snow to find help. Jennifer, who, like Jim, lost all her toes to frostbite as a result of the ordeal, says, “I can’t wear heels, I can’t wear sandals. I have to wear tennis shoes all the time. It kind of sucks.” Says Jim, “We really miss our toes.”Ref: 4
1994*Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88.Ref: 5
1996*Record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44).Ref: 5
1997*(Prudential Insurance) US District Judge Alfred M Wolin fines Prudential $1M for the allowing the destruction of documents related to alleged sales abuses. (Wall Street Journal, p C1, 7/09/1999)Ref: 33
1997*House Speaker Newt Gingrich met behind closed doors with Republican lawmakers, answering questions about his admitted ethics violations as he appealed for support in the speaker's election to be held the next day.Ref: 64
1999*Buckingham Palace announces that Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, would marry long-time girlfriend, public relations executive Sophie Rhys-Jones, later in the year. (XDG, p 4A, 1/06/2004)Ref: 83
1999*The 106th Congress convenes with Dennis Hastert taking over as the new House speaker. (XDG, p 4A, 1/06/2004)Ref: 83
2001*With the vanquished Vice President Al Gore presiding, Congress formally certified George W. Bush the winner of the achingly close and bitterly contested 2000 presidential election.Ref: 70
2002*Argentina announced the devaluation of its peso, ending a decade-long policy of pegging the peso one-to-one with the US dollar. (Dayton Daily News, p A2, 1/06/2003) 
2003*Iraqi President Saddam Hussein accuses UN inspectors of engaging in "intelligence work" instead of searching for suspected nuclear, chemical and biological weapons in his country. (XDG, p 4A, 1/06/2004)Ref: 83
2003*Central State University's Department of Manufacturing Engineering receives $23,000 from Boeing Co. to fund scholarships, according to a page E1 story in the Dayton Daily News. 
2003*Thousands of marines, sailors and soldiers headed for the Persian Gulf region, shipping out from California, Georgia and Maryland, as the buildup for a possible war with Iraq accelerates sharply. (XDG, p 4A, 1/06/2004)Ref: 83
2004*The Holstein cow found in Washington state to have mad cow disease was born in Alberta CN, according to DNA tests. (USA Today, p 2A, 1/07/2004)Ref: 13
2004*New York City will pay the family of Adadou Diallo, an unarmed man who was killed by New York police in front of his apartment, $3M. (USA Today, p 3A, 1/07/2004)Ref: 33
1838*Samuel Morse made first public demonstration of telegraph at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey.Ref: 5
1844*Patent for process to obtain iron from iron ore granted to S. Broadmeadow of N.J.Ref: 10
1857*Patent for reducing zinc ore granted to Samuel Wetherill, Pennsylvania.Ref: 5
1871*Henry M Stanley of the New York Herald, arrives in Zanzibar to begin his search for Dr. David Livingstone, missing since 1867.Ref: 17
1898 The first radio-telephone message is sent from a submerged submarine, by inventor Simon Lake. Message are sent to New York, Baltimore and the District of Columbia from the bottom of Maryland's Patapsco River. (XDG, p 4A, 1/6/2001)Ref: 83
1944*The US Army reveals the development of a propellerless plane powered by jet propulsion.Ref: 17
1958*Gibson patents the Flying V Guitar.Ref: 5
1968*Dr. Norman E. Shumway performs the first heart transplant on an adult patient in the U.S. at Stanford University Hospital. Shumway’s historic first heart transplant came four weeks after the first such operation in the world, by Dr. Christian Barnard, in South Africa. Barnard used techniques developed by Shumway at Stanford.Ref: 4
1968*Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon.Ref: 5
1969*Standing outside a hall prior to a Lions Club meeting in Leary GA, future President Jimmy Carter spots a UFO at about 7:30PM. About 10 other members witnessed the sighting which was later attributed to "the planet Venus".Ref: 34
1971*Berkeley chemists announces first synthetic growth hormones.Ref: 5
1984*Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41 B mission.Ref: 5
1986*STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31 seconds because of liquid oxygen valve problem.Ref: 5
1987*Astronomers report sighting a new galaxy 12 billion light years away.Ref: 2
1993*Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a.Ref: 5
2004*The Mars rover "Spirit" rolls over on landing and mashes the soil revealing a mess that has heretofore not been seen. (USA Today, p 1A, 1/07/2004)Ref: 33
871*The Battle of Ashdown is fought between the Saxons and the Danes.Ref: 17
1496 Moorish fortress Alhambra, near Grenada, surrenders to the Christi.Ref: 5
1579 Artois/Hainault/Dowaai sign pro-Spanish Union of Arras.Ref: 5
1745*Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws to Glasgow.Ref: 5
1781*Battle of Jersey (Island in the UK).Ref: 5
1784 Turkey & Russia sign treaty in Constantinople.Ref: 5
1861*Florida troops seize Federal arsenal at Apalachicola.Ref: 5
1900*Boers attack at Ladysmith, about 1,000 killed or injured.Ref: 5
1916*British parlaiment passes its first compulsory military service bill despite much opposition.Ref: 17
1918*Germany acknowledges Finland's independence.Ref: 2
1927*US marines sent to Nicaragua.Ref: 5
1941*President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks Congress to support the Lend-lease Bill to help supply the Allies.Ref: 2
1944*Soviet troops advance into Poland.Ref: 36
1945*Boeing B-29 bombers in the Pacific strike new blows on Tokyo and Nanking.Ref: 2
1959 Belgian paratroopers are sent to Leopoldville to subdue civil unrest in the Belgian Congo following the disruption of a banned nationalist group meeting.Ref: 17
1967*Over 16,000 US Marines and 14,000 South Vietnamese troops launched Operation "Deckhouse Five (V)," an offensive in the Mekong River delta on the Iron Triangle, northwest of Saigon.Ref: 17
1970*The Department of Defense announces that 1,403 U.S. military service personnel had deserted to foreign countries since July 1, 1966, a period that coincided with the height of the increasingly unpopular Vietnam War.Ref: 3
1681*First recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle's butler vs his butcher).Ref: 5
1883 Ontario Rugby Football Union forms.Ref: 5
1896 First US women's 6-day bicycle race starts, Madison Square Garden.Ref: 5
1925*Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4 13.6 mile & 14 44.6 5,000m.Ref: 5
1937*Shortstop Tommy Thevenow is bought from Reds by the Giants.Ref: 1
1941*Alice Marble made her professional tennis debut by defeating Ruth Hardwick of Great Britain at Madison Square Garden in New York City.Ref: 4
1942*Indian Bob Feller reports to Norfolk to begin his World War II enlistment in the Navy.Ref: 1
1950*Charlie Grimm leaves the Cubs as a vice president to manage the Dallas franchise in the TX League for a record salary of $90,000.Ref: 1
1951*Indpls beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes.Ref: 5
1956*Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group.Ref: 5
1964*Owner Charlie Finley signs a two-year deal to move the A's from KS City to Louisville. The league vetoes the franchise shift, and the team will stay put until it moves to Oakland after the 1967 season.Ref: 1
1972 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn.Ref: 5
1972 US male Figure Skating championship won by Kenneth Shelley.Ref: 5
1976*Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million.Ref: 5
1980*Philadelphia Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat.Ref: 5
1980*The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to their fourth Super Bowl since 1974 by eliminating the Houston Oilers 27-13 in the AFC title game. And the Los Angeles Rams shut out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-0 in the NFC championship game. (The Steelers defeated the Rams 24-19 in Super Bowl XIV on Jan 20.)Ref: 4
1985*Dan Marino passed for a record 421 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Miami Dolphins to a 45-28 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship game. And the San Francisco 49ers were all over the Chicago Bears 23-0 in the NFC title game. (The 49ers defeated the Dolphins 38-16 in Super Bowl XIX on January 20.)Ref: 4
1987*Lady's Secret becomes Horse of the Year by winning the Eclipse Award. (XDG, p 4A, 1/6/2001)Ref: 83
1991 Qian Hong swims female world record 50m butterfly (27.30 seconds).Ref: 5
1992*New York Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul.Ref: 5
1994*Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the right leg by an assailant at Cobo Arena in Detroit. Four men, including the ex-husband of Kerrigan's rival, Tonya Harding, were later sentenced to prison.Ref: 70
1994 Yat Weiju swims world record 50m butterfly stroke (26.44).Ref: 5
1997*Phil Niekro becomes the 227th member of the Hall of Fame. The Blaine, Ohio native is only the 87th player to be elected by the BBWAA.Ref: 1
1998*Barry Switzer resigns as Dallas Cowboy coach.Ref: 5
1998*Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of FameRef: 5
2002*Elizabeth Hahn, 32, is hit by a puck and suffered [unspecified] brain damage at a Blackhawks-Penguins game. A lawsuit followed. (Sports Illustrated, p 26, 5/06/2002) 
2002*The Carolina Panthers finish the season at 1-15, losing their last 15 games. (USA Today, p 3C, 2/02/2004)Ref: 13
2004*Paul Molitor and Dennis Eckersley are elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. (USA Today, p 1C, 1/07/2004)Ref: 13
1854*Fiction: Sherlock Holmes' brother Mycroft, fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle), is born.Ref: 5
1900 Maurice Ravel's "Albaradode Gracioso" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1903 Dutch Press museum opens in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1906 Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1924 Poulenc/Nijinska's ballet "Les Biches" premieres in Monte Carlo.Ref: 5
1924*In England, the first worship service heard over over radio was aired by the BBC. The service was conducted by H. R. L. Sheppard at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, in London.Ref: 5
1931 The new Sadler's Wells Theatre opens in London.Ref: 17
1938*Trummy Young played trombone and sang with the Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra in New York City as Margie became Decca record number 1617.Ref: 4
1941 A young actor appeared for the first time in a new program on CBS radio titled, Home of the Brave. Along with others in the cast, this was Richard Widmark’s debut.Ref: 4
1950*"Happy as Larry" opens at Coronet Theater New York City NY for 3 performances.Ref: 5
1950 Ronald Coleman starred as the president of Ivy College in the radio presentation, The Halls of Ivy.Ref: 4
1951*"Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater New York City NY after 100 performances.Ref: 5
1952*A regular feature of Sunday funny papers debuted. Peanuts was seen above the fold in newspapers across the U.S. The Charles Schulz creation became the most successful syndicated comic strip in history.Ref: 4
1957*Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.Ref: 5
1957 Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow Russia.Ref: 5
1958 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to ee cummings.Ref: 5
1962*Bob Clampett's Beany and Cecil the Sea-Sick Sea Serpent premiered.Ref: 73
1963*"Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins premiers on NBC-TV.Ref: 5
1963*"Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater New York City NY for 774 performances.Ref: 5
1964*Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes).Ref: 5
1966*Duke Ellington’s concert of sacred music, recorded at 5th Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, was broadcast on CBS-TV.Ref: 4
1967*"Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV.Ref: 5
1968*Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks.Ref: 5
1969*Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame".Ref: 5
1969 (Long Island) WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City NY (PBS) begins broadcasting.Ref: 5
1973*"Schoolhouse Rock" premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock.Ref: 5
1974*"Upstairs Downstairs" premiers, a serial TV program taking the Belamy household from 1903-1930 in four seasonsRef: 62
1974 CBS radio returned to dramatic programming at night with the first broadcast of Radio Mystery Theatre, hosted by E.G. Marshall. The program debuted on 218 CBS network stations and remains a mainstay (even in syndication) for some stations today.Ref: 4
1975*"Wheel Of Fortune," debuts on NBC-TV.Ref: 5
1975*"AM America" premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host.Ref: 5
1977*EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols.Ref: 5
1979*Barbra Streisand’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2 was the #1 album in the U.S. The album was at the top of the charts for three weeks with these greatest hits: Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born' (Evergreen}, Love Theme From 'Eyes of Laura Mars' (Prisoner}, My Heart Belongs to Me, Songbird, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, The Way We Were, Sweet Inspiration/Where You Lead, All in Love is Fair, Superman, and Stoney End.Ref: 4
1980*"1940's Radio Hour" closes at St James Theater New York City NY after 105 performances.Ref: 5
1991*"Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV.Ref: 5
1991*"Gypsy" closes at St James Theater New York City NY after 477 performances.Ref: 5
1992 Robert Schenkkan's "Kentucky Cycle" premieres in Los Angeles.Ref: 5
1993*Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones.Ref: 5
1994*"Government Inspector" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City NY for 37 performances.Ref: 5
1997*"It's a Slippery Slope" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City NY.Ref: 5
1367*Richard II Bordeaux, France, son of Edward the Black Prince, king of England (1377-99), is born.Ref: 5
1412*Joan of Arc (Jeanne D’Arc) Maid of Orleans: French heroine: liberated the city of Orleans from the English; burned at the stake as a witch (May 31, 1431); Roman Catholic saint, is born in Domremy, France.Ref: 4
1486*Martin Agricola [M Sore], German composer/cantor, is born.Ref: 5
1488*Helius Eobanus Hessus German poet (Silvae), is born.Ref: 5
1585*Claude Favre baron de Perouges seigneur de Vaugelas French grammarian, is born.Ref: 5
1587*Gaspar de Guzmán Count of Olivares, Premier of Spain (1621-43), is born.Ref: 5
1602*Karl Rabenhaupt German/Dutch baron of Sucha/army leader, is born.Ref: 5
1655*Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician, is born.Ref: 70
1683*François de La Croix composer, is born.Ref: 5
1692*Rynoldus Popma van Oevering composer, is born.Ref: 5
1695*Giuseppe Sammartini composer, is born.Ref: 5
1702*Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu composer, is born.Ref: 5
1728*Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier composer, is born.Ref: 5
1728*Domingos dos Reis Quita Portuguese playwright/poet, is born.Ref: 5
1732*Matija A Reljkovic Croatia, writer (Satir iliti divji covic), is born.Ref: 5
1745*Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, Annonay France, aeronaut (1st pioneer balloonist/brother of Joseph-Michel/co-inventor of calorimeter, hydraulic ram, and process for producing vellum), is born.Ref: 5
1776*Ferdinand von Schill Prussian officer/rebel, is born.Ref: 5
1791*Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1794*Kaspar Masek composer, is born.Ref: 5
1798*Ferdinand Simon Gassner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1799*Explorer Jedediah Strong Smith is born. He helped to create Oregon Trail; was the 1st American to reach California by land, the 1st to travel Pacific Coast from San Diego to Canada by land.Ref: 4
1800*Willem A Schimmelpenninck van der Oye Dutch politician, is born.Ref: 5
1802*Ion Heliade-Radulescu Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica), is born.Ref: 5
1803*Henri Herz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1807*Joseph Holt Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894, is born.Ref: 5
1807*Ludwig Erk composer, is born.Ref: 5
1811*Charles Sumner, anti-slavery senator from Massachusetts, is born.Ref: 2
1822*Heinrich Schliemann German polyglot/archeologist (Troje), is born.Ref: 5
1826*Herman Grimm Germany, writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson), is born.Ref: 5
1827*John Calvin Brown Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1889, is born.Ref: 5
1827*John Wesley Frazer Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in 1906, is born.Ref: 5
1829*Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki] Japanese humorist/gesaku-author, is born.Ref: 5
1832*Gustave Doré Strasbourg France, illustrator (Inferno, Ancient Mariner), is born.Ref: 5
1835*Martin Kähler Germany, theologist, is born.Ref: 5
1838*Max Bruch Köln (Cologne), Germany, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1842*Clarence King mining engineer (geologist), is born.Ref: 5
1850*Eduard "Ede" Bernstein German marxist (New Era), is born.Ref: 5
1850*Franz Xaver Scharwenka German pianist/composer (Mataswintha), is born.Ref: 5
1856*Giuseppe Martucci composer, is born.Ref: 5
1859*Samuel Alexander English philosopher (Moral order & progress), is born.Ref: 5
1861*Victor, Baron Horta, Belgian architect, is born.Ref: 70
1861*Heinrich Gottlieb Noren composer, is born.Ref: 5
1867*Georges Martin Witkowski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1868*Vittorio Monti composer, is born.Ref: 5
1872*Alexander N Scriabin Moscow, hallucinogenic composer (Prometheus), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Karl Straube German organist/conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1878*Carl Sandburg US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes), 3-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is born.Ref: 5
1879*Joseph Medill Patterson, American journalist and publisher, is born.Ref: 70
1880*Tom (Thomas Hezikiah) Mix, Mix Run PA, Texas Ranger, silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin), is born in Mix Run PARef: 5
1880*Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg composer, is born.Ref: 5
1882*Samuel Rayburn Tennessee, (Rep-D-TX), speaker of the House (1940-57), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Khalil Gibran, mystic poet, author of "The Prophet", is born in Lebanon.Ref: 5
1889*Alan M Bateman Canadian geologist (Yale professor), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Ludwig Berger writer, is born.Ref: 5
1896*Abram N Pritzker US businessman (Hyatt Hotels, McCall's magazine), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Freerk Siemon Wolters notary/resistance fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1897*Billy Greene actor (Burton-One Man's Family), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Péter Veres literary/Hungarian minister of defense, is born.Ref: 5
1898*Jan Filip Boon Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Phyllis Haver Douglas KS, silent screen actress (What Price Glory)Ref: 5
1900*Pierre-Octave Ferroud French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Patrick Aherne England, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay, Q Planes), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Tómas Gudmundsson Iceland, poet, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Mark Brunswick composer, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte composer, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Boris Blacher Newchwang China, German composer (Orchester-Ornament), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Francis L Sullivan London England, actor (Missing Rembrandt), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Maurice Abravanel Saloniki Greece, conductor/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Stanley Smith Kansas City MO, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Eric Frank Russell UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Benedict Vilakazi South Africa, Zulu poet/novelist/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Jaap Wagemaker [Adrian B], Dutch sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Menahem Avidom composer, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Johannes H Moesman Dutch surrealist painter (Rumor), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Keith Davis voice tutor/author, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Wright Morris US writer, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Joey Adams (Joe Abromowitz), Brooklyn NY, comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Eduardo Frei Montalva President of Chile (1964-70), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov actor (Telegram, Town People), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Yannis Andreou Papaioannou composer, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Jacques Cesar Ellul writer, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Loretta Young (Gretchen Michaela Young) Academy Award-winning actress: The Farmer’s Daughter [1947]; Emmy Award-winning actress: Letter to Loretta [1959]; The Loretta Young Show, Big Business Girl, The Crusades, Doctor Takes a Wife, A Night to Remember, Rachel and the Stranger; is born in Salt Lake City UT.Ref: 4
1913*Tom Brown New York City NY, actor (Ed-Gunsmoke, Lieutenant Rovacs-Mr Lucky), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Edward Gierek, party leader (Polish CP), is born.Ref: 5
1914*David Bruce Kankakee IL, actor (Harry-Beulah), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Arnold Richardson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Danny Thomas (Amos Jacobs) Emmy Award-winning Best Actor: Make Room for Daddy [1954]; philanthropist: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center, Memphis, TN; Marlo’s Dad; is born in Deerfield MI.Ref: 68
1915*Alan Watts, Kent England, writer (Book on the Taboo), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Don Edwards (Representative-D-CA, 1963- ), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Eugene Maleska educator, crossword puzzle buff: created new puzzle designs and clue styles; crossword puzzle editor: NY Times; is born.Ref: 4
1916*Phil (Philip Samuel) Masi baseball: catcher: Boston Bees, Boston Braves [all-star: 1945-1948/World Series: 1948], Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox; is born.Ref: 4
1916*Philip Bezanson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Guillermo Rosario Dutch Antilles, writer (E rais ku no ke muri), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Buddy Weed Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Caspar MB "Cas" Baas Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Sylvia Syms US singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Reverand Sun Myung Moon evangelist (Unification Church-Moonies), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Early ‘Gus’ Wynn Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher: Washington Nationals [all-star: 1948], Cleveland Indians [World Series: 1954/all-star: 1955-1960], Chicago White Sox [World Series: 1959/Cy Young Award: 1959]; American League record: pitched 23 seasons: won an even 300 games; 20-game winner on five occasions; is born in Hartford AL.Ref: 4
1920*Earl Kim composer, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Pollster Lou Harris is born.Ref: 4
1921*Cary Middlecoff golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Finn Einar Mortensen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Leah Chase master chef, in the creole tradition, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Jacobo Timmerman, Argentine author, journalist, imprisoned for political views 1977-79, is born.Ref: 17
1924*Earl Scruggs NC, bluegrass musician (Flatt & Scruggs-Ballad of Jed Clampett, Rocky Top), is born.Ref: 5
1924 Kim Dae Jung, Korean politician, opposition leader who has struggled to restore human rights to South Korea, is born.Ref: 17
1925*John Z DeLorean former automaker (DeLorean), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Ralph (Theodore Joseph) ‘Hawk’ Branca baseball: pitcher: Brooklyn Dodgers [all-star: 1947-1949/World Series: 1947, 1949], Detroit Tigers, NY Yankees, is born.Ref: 4
1926*(George Francis) Pat Flaherty auto racer: Indpls 500 winner [1956]; is born.Ref: 4
1929*Wilbert Harrison R&B singer (Kansas City), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Vic Tayback Brooklyn NY, actor (Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper), is born.Ref: 68
1930*Denis Pitts journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Dickie Moore hockey: NHL: Montreal Canadiens: Stanley Cup Individual Record for points scored in a period [4: 3/25/54], Toronto Maple Leafs, SL Blues, is born.Ref: 4
1931*E[dgar] L[aurence] Doctorow New York City NY, novelist (World's Fair), is born.Ref: 5
1931 Gerard van Muiden Dutch MP (CDA), is born.Ref: 5
1931*E.L. Doctorow author: Welcome to Hard Times, RagtimeRef: 4
1932*Sacha Distel French singer, is born.Ref: 5
1933*(Ray) Lee Walls baseball: Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs [all-star: 1958], Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, LA Dodgers: hit 3 home runs in ninth game played at LA Coliseum; is born.Ref: 4
1933*Sylvia Syms singer (You Go To My Head, Them There Eyes), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], Toulon France, actress (Pink Panther), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Bobby Lord Sanford FL, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Nino Tempo Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Paul Wilson US R&B-singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Ruben (Mora) Amaro, Sr. baseball: SL Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, NY Yankees, California Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Darlene Hard tennis: Women’s Singles Champion: French Open [1960], US Open [1960, 1961], is born.Ref: 4
1936*Julio María Sanguinetti Cairolo President of Uruguay (1985-90, 95- ), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Legendary coach from Notre Dame (and others) Lou Holtz is born.Ref: 4
1937*Doris Troy [Payne], US soul singer/songwriter (Just One Kiss), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Ed Zschau (Representative-R-CA, 1983- ), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Sandy Denny country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Barbara Lynn Alexander producer, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Osvaldo Soriano writer, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Paul James Nunn mountaineer, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Terry Venables British soccer player/manager, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Bonnie Franklin Santa Monica CA, TV actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Henry Kravis author (The Money Machine), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Robert Landers Tarrant County TX, PGA golfer (Fort Worth-1976, 78, 80), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Terry Venables British soccer player/manager, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Van McCoy US soul singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Barry Holstein Lopez US author (Of Wolves & Men), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Barry John Welsh international rugby player, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Harold Jackson Hattiesburg MS, NFL wide receiver (Los Angeles, New England), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Roger Keith (Syd) Barrett Cambridge England, lead guitarist (Pink Floyd-The Piper at the Gates of Dawn), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Ian Millar Halifax Nova Scotia, dressage rider (World Cup 1988, 89, Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Guy Spencer Gardner Alta Vista VA, Lieutenant-Colonel USAF/astronaut (STS-27, STS-35), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Robert E [Bob] Wise Jr (Representative-D-WV, 1983- ), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Robert Englund Glendale CA, actor (V, Nightmare on Elm Street), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Michael Boit Nandi Kenya, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Richard Horowitz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1951*FBI Director Louis Freeh is born. (XDG, p 4A, 1/6/2001)Ref: 83
1951*Don (Donald Edward) Gullett baseball: pitcher: Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976], NY Yankees [World Series: 1977], is born.Ref: 4
1951*Kim Wilson rocker (Fabulous Thunderbirds), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Armelia McQueen North Carolina (Brooklyn Conservatory), actress, is born.Ref: 5
1952*Grant Goodeve New Haven CT, actor (David-Eight is Enough, Dynasty), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Malcolm Young, musician: guitar: group: AC/DC: Let There Be Rock, Powerage, Highway to Hell, Back in Black, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, For Those About to Rock, Fly on the Wall, Who Made Who, Blow Up Your Video, is born in Glasgow Scotland.Ref: 4
1954*Norbert Hahn German Democratic Republic, 2 man luge (Olympics-gold-1976, 80), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Anthony Minghella director (English Patient), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Rowan Atkinson Newcastle-upon-Tyne England, comedian/actor (Mr Bean, Blackadder, Never Say Never Again), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Rowan Atkinson England, comedian/actor (Mr Bean, Blackadder, Never Say Never Again), is born.Ref: 5
1957*C Michael Foale Louth England, astronaut (STS 45, 56, 63, 84/86), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Nancy Lopez Knight, golfer: Nabisco Dinah Shore Champion [1981], LPGA Champion [1978, 1985, 1989], most consecutive wins [5] in LPGA events [1978], is born in Torrance CA.Ref: 4
1959*Kathy Sledge Philadelphia PA, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Nancy Rubin Sharff New Kensington, LPGA golfer (1991 Jamie Farr-9th), is born.Ref: 5
1960*-Howie Long Pro Football Hall of Famer: L.A. Raiders; TV sportscaster: FOX NFL Sunday; actor: Broken Arrow, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Paul William Azinger Holyoke MA, PGA golfer (1987 Phoenix Open), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Dirk de Vries Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Sean Landeta NFL place kicker (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Philip Brown Birmingham England, 4x400m runner (Olympics-silver-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Paul Brindley English pop bassist (Sundays, Can't Be Sure), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Philippe Perrin Meknes Morocco, Lieutenant-Colonel FAF/astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Norm (Wood) Charlton, baseball: pitcher: Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1990/all-star: 1992], Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies, is born in Fort Polk LA.Ref: 4
1964*Mark O'Toole bassist/drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Charles Haley football: San Francisco 49ers: UPI National Football Conference defensive player of the year [1990]: Super Bowl XXIII, XXIV; Dallas Cowboys defensive end: Super Bowl XXVIII, is born.Ref: 4
1965*Christine Wachtel E German running star (world indoor record 800m), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Jose Dejesus US baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Lindsay H Burns Big Timber MT, rower (Olympics-silver-96), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Tim McDonald NFL player (San Francisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Bob Kratch NFL guard (New England Patriots), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Donnell Woolford NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Peter Loran Teaneck NJ, rock vocalist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good), is born.Ref: 5
1967*David Belcher Australian rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Larry Donald Cincinnati OH, US boxer (Olympics-92), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Jerry Crafts NFL/WLAF tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals), is born.Ref: 5
1968*John Singleton Los Angeles CA, director/screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Vlastimil Plavucha Banska Bystrica Czechoslovakia, hockey forward (Team Slovakia), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Alvin Morman Rockingham NC, pitcher (Houston Astros), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Florence Descampe Brussels Belgium, LPGA golfer (1992 McCall), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Jason Childs NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Nick A'Hern Australian 20k walker (Olympics-22-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Daniel Naulty Los Angeles CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Gabrielle Reece Trinidad, volleyball star/model (Extremists), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Geert Brusselers soccer player (NAC), is born.Ref: 5
1970*John Gerak NFL tight end/guide (Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Keenan McCardell NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Jaguars), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Kerrin Petty Townshend VT, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1970*René Binken soccer player (Volendam), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jed DeVries NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Mike Wells NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Myron Baker NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Denis Montana CFL receiver (Montréal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Shae Marks New Orleans LA, playmate (May, 1994), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Willie Clark NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Juan Roque tackle (Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Marcus Crandell CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Paul Grant NBA center (Minnesota Timberwolves), is born.Ref: 5
1975*James Farrior linebacker (New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Laura Berg Whittier CA, softball outfielder (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Danny Pintauro Milltown NJ, actor (Jonathan-Who's the Boss?), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Agnieszka Zielinska Miss Poland-Universe (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Jeremy Linn US, 100m breaststroke (Olympics-silver/gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Richard Zednik Bystrica Czechoslovakia, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Washington), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Amy Zappone Wolcott CT, Miss Connecticut-America (1995), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Stacey Gartrell Sydney New South Wales Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Steve Hartsell Ann Arbor MI, pairs skater (& Danielle Hartsell), is born.Ref: 5
1984*First test tube quadruplets born in Australia.Ref: 17
1989*Baby lion-tailed macaques at Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle)Ref: 5
1995*Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939).Ref: 5
1088*Berengarius of Tours French theologist, dies.Ref: 5
1275*Raymundus of Peñafort Spanish church law scholar, dies.Ref: 5
1374*Andreas Corsini Italian saint/bishop of Fiesole, dies.Ref: 5
1425*Jan of Bavaria liege of Holland/bishop/duke, dies.Ref: 5
1448*Christopher III king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, dies.Ref: 5
1536*Baldassare Peruzzi Italian architect/painter, dies.Ref: 5
1541*Bernard van Orley Flemish royal painter of Hungary, dies at about 52.Ref: 5
1592 Johan Casimir palsgrave at the Rhine, dies.Ref: 5
1646*Elias Hill German architect of Augsburg, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1685*Malachias Siebenhaar composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1693*Mehmed IV sultan (Turkey), dies at 51.Ref: 5
1694*Francesco Morosini Italian army General, dies.Ref: 5
1697*Carlo Mannelli composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1702*Thomas Franklin English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies.Ref: 5
1725*Chikamatsu Monzaemon Japanese playwright (Yotsugi Soga), dies at about 71.Ref: 5
1738*Franz Xaver Murschhauser composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1742*Johann Georg Reinhardt composer, dies.Ref: 5
1785*Haym Salomon dies in Philadelphia PA at 44, helped finance the revolution.Ref: 5
1790*Johann Trier composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1799*Maria G Agnesi Italian mathematician (x²y=a²(a-y)), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1799*W G Frederik prince of Orange/General , dies at 25.Ref: 5
1800*William Jones composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1831*Rodolphe Kreutzer France, composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv), dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1852*Louis Braille developed system of writing that could be felt and interpreted by the blind; not widely recognized until after his death; dies at age 43.Ref: 4
1853*Benny Pierce, son of President and Mrs Franklin Pierce, dies in front of his parents eyes in a railroad accident. (The date is after Pierce's election, but before his inauguration.) (Ref: Klapthor, Margaret Brown, "The First Ladies", ©1995, ISBN 0-912308-59-1) 
1882*Richard Henry Dana, American lawyer and author, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1884*Gregor (Johann) Mendel botanist: his theories formed basis of genetics and heredity in today’s science; dies at age 61.Ref: 4
1884*Paul Taglioni "the Great", Italian/Austrian choreographer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1885*Peter C Asbjørnsen Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1901*Philip Danforth Armour, American entrepreneur; headed the Armour meatpacking enterprises, dies at age 68.Ref: 70
1917*Hendrik P G Quack lawyer/economist (Bank of Netherlands), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1917*Sir Frederick Borden, Canadian statesman; helped create Canadian navy, dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1918*Georg F L P Cantor German mathematician collection, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1919*The 26th president of the United States (1901-9), Theodore Roosevelt, dies in Oyster Bay, NY at age 60.Ref: 94
1928*Alvin C Kraenzlein track star (Olympics-4 gold-1900), dies at 51.Ref: 5
1929*Nicolas Nikolayevitch grand-duke of Russia, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1929*Tex Rickard, American fight promoter and gambler, dies at age 58 or 59.Ref: 70
1935*George P Baker US playwright (Dramatic Technique), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1936*Charles A Stoneham president (New York Giants), dies.Ref: 5
1941*Franz Hessel writer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1943*Lawrence Lowell, American lawyer, educator, and president of Harvard University (1909-1933), dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1944*Ida Tarbell, American journalist/author: History of the Standard Oil Company; associate editor: The Chautauquan, McClure’s Magazine, American Magazine; autobiography: All in the Day’s Work; dies.Ref: 4
1949*Victor Fleming, film director (The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, dies at age 65.Ref: 70
1950*Isaiah Bowman geographer/co-founder (Geographical Review), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1958*Josephine princess of Belgium/nun, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1959*Jose Enrique Pedreira composer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1960*Edith Barstow choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52.Ref: 5
1960*Erik Lindahl Swedish economist (Scope & Means), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1962*Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga Dutch painter (France, N Africa), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1963*Lourens GM Baas Becking Dutch botanist/resistance fighter, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1964*Edgar Maass German/US author (Verdun), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1965*John Larkin director (Circumstanial Evidence), dies of heart attack at 52.Ref: 5
1967*Johnny Keane baseball player/manager (Cards, New York Yankees), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1967*2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140.Ref: 5
1967*Robert Van de Graaff, American physicist and inventor, dies at age 65.Ref: 70
1967*Arnhem "Tata" Joseph Weiss "the Zigeunerbaron", buried.Ref: 5
1968*Kurt Baschwitz Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1974*David Alfaro Siqueiros Mexican sculptor/muralist, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1975*Noel Madison actor (Jitterbugs, Black Raven), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1976*Oscar Esplá Spanish philosopher/composer (Sonata del Sur), dies at 89.Ref: 5
1978*John D MacArthur US insurance billionaire, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1979*Marjorie Lawrence opera soprano: “One of the truest Wagnerian interpreters of our time, unchallenged for the stirring magnificence of her Brunnhilde and the tender simplicity of her Sieglinde, or the stately loveliness of her Elsa and the compelling malevolence of her Ortrud.”; dies.Ref: 4
1981*A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, Scottish novelist(Citadel)/physician, dies at 84.Ref: 17
1982*Truck driver William G. Bonin was convicted in Los Angeles of being the "freeway killer" who had murdered 14 young men and boys.Ref: 70
1982*Wally (Walter Charles) Post baseball: Cincinnati Redlegs, Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1961], Philadelphia Phillies, Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians; dies.Ref: 4
1985*Robert H W Welch Jr US founder/leader John Birch Society, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1986*Louis Lebeer Dutch art historian, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1988*Brent Collins soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46.Ref: 5
1989*Jim Hurtubise auto racer: National Sprint Car Hall of Famer; dies.Ref: 4
1990*Hans Jaray actor (Lydia, Fedora), dies.Ref: 5
1990*Ian Charleson actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), dies of AIDS at 40.Ref: 5
1991*Ada Moore entertainer, dies of cancer at 64.Ref: 5
1992*Avon Jaeger Hill entertainer, dies of cancer at 44.Ref: 5
1992*Elaine McKenna Australian actress (Peg Martin-Cell Block H), dies.Ref: 5
1992*Vincent Placoly Martinique writer (Une journée torride), dies at 45.Ref: 5
1993*Musician, trumpeteer, Dizzy (John Birks) Gillespie dies of cancer in Englewood, N.J at age 75.Ref: 4
1993*Elisabeth arch duch of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1993*Rudolf Nureyev (Rudolf Hametovich Nureyev), Russian ballet dancer: defected to U.S. [1961]; danced with Dame Margot Fonteyn, the Martha Graham Dance Company; was artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet, dies of AIDS in Paris at age 54.Ref: 4
1994*"Iron" Adriaan van Es Dutch undersecretary of Navy (1963-72), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1994*Gerardus J Sizoo physicist/director of Dutch Free University, dies.Ref: 5
1994*Morty the Moose (Northern Exposure), dies at 6.Ref: 5
1994*Tip O'Neill speaker of the house, dies of cancer.Ref: 5
1994*Virginia Kelley Clinton Mother of President Clinton, dies dies in Hot Springs AR at 70.Ref: 5
1995*Edward Sutcliffe judge (British Central Criminal Court), at age 77.Ref: 5
1995*James Clay saxophonist, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1995*Joe Slovo Latvian/South African attorney/Secretary-General (SACR), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1995*Karl Guttmann Austrian/Dutch playwright/director (Pinter), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1996*Duane Hanson sculptor, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1996*Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson diplomat/politician, dies at 94.Ref: 5
1996*John Phillipps Kenyon historian/teacher, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1996*Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise musician, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1997*Ian Peter Leslie Smith journalist, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1997*Litz Pisk movement teacher, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1997*Vince Williams actor (Hamp-Guiding Light), dies of cancer at 39Ref: 5
2003*A five-car commuter train slams into a flatbed truck and derailed in Burbank, CA, killing the truck driver and injuring 30 others. (USA Today, p 3A, 1/07/2003)Ref: 13
2004*Fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo dies of heart failure at age 82. (USA Today, p 1D, 1/07/2004)Ref: 33

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