Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
January 8th

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1107*Alexander I of Scotland accedes to the throne.Ref: 17
1198*Lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III.Ref: 69
1214 Earl Ferrand of Flanders drops ties with France.Ref: 5
1397*Isabella, second wife of Richard III, is crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey by Thomas Arundel.Ref: 16
1499*Louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany to keep the duchy for the crown.Ref: 5
1598*Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy.Ref: 5
1675*The New York Fishing Company becomes the first corporation chartered in the United States.Ref: 4
1716*Dutch gang leader "Sjako" arrested.Ref: 5
1745*England, Austria, Netherlands & Saxony sign anti-Prussian Quadruple Alliance against Russia.Ref: 5
1760*Comet C/1760 A1 (Great comet) approaches within 0.0682 astronomical units (AUs) of Earth.Ref: 5
1790*George Washington delivers first "State of the Union" address.Ref: 5
1798*11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed.Ref: 5
1800*Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France.Ref: 5
1800*In London, the first soup kitchens were opened for the relief of the poor.Ref: 5
1806*Lewis & Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon.Ref: 5
1806*Britain occupies the Cape of Good Hope.Ref: 17
1811*Louisiana slave revolt by Charles Deslondes at German Coast.Ref: 5
1830 Dutch King Willem I fires his displeasing parliament members.Ref: 5
1839*The Amistad civil trial begins in New Haven.Ref: 87
1842*Dutch King Willem II charters Technical College Delft.Ref: 5
1853*A bronze statue of Andrew Jackson on a horse is unveiled in Lafayette Park in Washington, DC. The statue was the work of Clark Mills.Ref: 4
1867*Legislation gives suffrage to DC blacks, despite President Johnson's veto.Ref: 5
1870*US mint at Carson City NV begins issuing coins.Ref: 5
1870*Joseph Lister publishes the results of his study of antiseptic surgical methods. His use of carbolic acid to sterilize instruments and wounds trebles the survival rate of his patients.Ref: 17
1878 Secret meeting of King Leopold II's agent & Henry Morton Stanley.Ref: 5
1894*Fire caused serious damage at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.Ref: 5
1904*Pope Pius X banned low cut dresses in the presence of churchmen.Ref: 5
1904*Pope Pius X sanctions the "cantus tradionalis" in preference to the reformed "Gregorian Chant".Ref: 17
1908*A subway line opens linking the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan.Ref: 2
1918*(Prohibition) Mississippi becomes the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment banning the sale of alcoholic beverages in the US. (XDG, p 4A, 1/8/2001)Ref: 83
1923*Typography strike in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1925*First all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas.Ref: 5
1926*Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia.Ref: 5
1929 First telephone connection between Netherlands & West-Indies.Ref: 5
1930*Belgium Princess Marie-José marries Italian's crown prince Umberto.Ref: 5
1932*Ratification of present San Francisco City Charter.Ref: 5
1937*-50ºF (-45.6ºC), San Jacinto NV (state record).Ref: 5
1939*Welsh singer Shirley Bassey, is born.Ref: 17
1945*"Youth for Christ" organizes.Ref: 5
1946*President Harry S. Truman vows to stand by the Yalta accord on self-determination for the Balkans.Ref: 2
1947*General George Marshall becomes Secretary of State.Ref: 5
1948*Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason.Ref: 5
1951*Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda.Ref: 5
1952 Jordan adopts constitution.Ref: 5
1953*René Mayer forms French government.Ref: 5
1954*President Dwight Eisenhower proposes stripping convicted Communists of their U.S. citizenship.Ref: 2
1954*The State Convention of Baptists in Ohio was formed, representing 39 Southern Baptist churches in that state.Ref: 5
1959*Charles De Gaulle was inaugurated as president of France's Fifth Republic.Ref: 70
1962 El Salvador promulgates a constitution.Ref: 17
1963*President John F. Kennedy attends the unveiling of the Mona Lisa in America's National Gallery of Art.Ref: 2
1964*President Lyndon Johnson declared a "War on Poverty."Ref: 70
1964 European Parliament accept Mansholt Plan.Ref: 5
1965*Senator Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the national flower (didn't pass).Ref: 5
1965 Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History.Ref: 5
1966*Georges Pompidou appointed French premier.Ref: 5
1966*Stephen Cardinal Wyszynski, the primate of Poland, was barred by the Polish government from attending the Vatican celebration of the 1,000th anniversary of Christianity in Poland.Ref: 5
1969*Looking through his crystal ball, Joseph DeLouise announced on radio and TV and in newspapers that Ho Chi Minh would soon die. Ho Chi Minh died that year.Ref: 4
1971*Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota established.Ref: 5
1973*Watergate trials begin in Washington.Ref: 10
1974*Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London.Ref: 5
1974*Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York.Ref: 5
1974 Loch Ness Monster photographed.Ref: 5
1975*Ella Grasso becomes the governor of Connecticut. She was the first woman to become a governor of a state without a husband preceding her in the governor’s chair.Ref: 4
1975*Judge Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W Dean III, Herbert W Kalmbach & Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison.Ref: 5
1976*The International Monetary Fund agrees to a monetary reform that would permit currencies to "float" in the world market.Ref: 17
1976*Franklin Mint strikes first gold coins for Netherlands Antilles.Ref: 5
1978*Israel's Cabinet votes to `strengthen' settlements in occupied Sinai.Ref: 5
1979*The United States advises the Shah to leave Iran.Ref: 2
1979 Argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord.Ref: 5
1982*AT&T settled the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against it by agreeing to divest itself of the 22 Bell System companies.Ref: 70
1982*Justice Department withdraws antitrust suit against IBM, pending since 1969.Ref: 5
1982*Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville Tennessee.Ref: 5
1984 Foreign ministers of Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatamala and Venezuela agree in principle to the Contadora Peace Proposal.Ref: 17
1985*General Motors announces plans for Saturn Corporation, a subsidiary that will manufacture sub-compact cars.Ref: 17
1985*Lawrence Martin Jenco, head of the US-based Catholic Relief Services, is kidnapped in West Beruit by gunmen believed to represent the Islamic Jihad Organization.Ref: 17
1986*President Reagan freezes Libyan assets in the US.Ref: 5
1987*The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 2,000 for the first time, ending the day at 2,002.25.Ref: 70
1988*Dow Jones down 140.58 points.Ref: 5
1988*Hewlett-Packard introduces the HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator.Ref: 5
1989*Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons.Ref: 5
1992*U.S. President George Bush falls suddenly ill at a state dinner in Tokyo, Japan. The Prez became pale, slumped in his chair and promptly vomited on the Japanese Prime Minister. White House officials said Bush was suffering from stomach flu.Ref: 4
1993*The US Postal Service issues a stamp depicting Elvis Presley. (XDG, p 4A, 1/8/2001)Ref: 83
1995*15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000.Ref: 5
1997*Russian President Boris Yeltsin was hospitalized with early signs of pneumonia.Ref: 64
1997*The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether to allow physician-assisted suicide.Ref: 64
1998*Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was sentenced in New York to life in prison.Ref: 70
1998*Roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas.Ref: 5
1998*Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer.Ref: 5
1999*By a unanimous vote, senators formally ratified the rules for President Clinton's impeachment trial. (XDG, p 4A, 1/08/2004)Ref: 83
2001*Pope John Paul II was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.Ref: 64
2001*Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined a quarter of a million dollars for extorting payoffs from businessmen applying for riverboat casino licenses. (Edwards remains out of jail as he appeals his conviction.)Ref: 64
2003*The National Aviation Hall of Fame opens next to the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB. (XDG, p 1A, 1/09/2003)Ref: 83
2003*A federal appeals court ruled that President Bush could order US citizens captured overseas indefinitely detained as enemy combatants without the rights normally afforded citizens charged in criminal cases. (XDG, p 4A, 1/08/2004)Ref: 83
2003*President GW Bush signs hastily passed legislation extending unemployment benefits for 2½ million victims of a weak economy. (XDG, p 4A, 1/08/2004)Ref: 83
2004*The FDA rejects a bid to allow silicone-gel breast implants, made by Inamed Corporation, CA, to return to the market, against the advice of its own scientific advisory board. (USA Today, p 1A, 1/09/2004)Ref: 33
2004*San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, 36, is sworn in as the city's youngest mayor in more than a century, by his father, Judge William Newsom. (USA Today, p 3A, 1/09/2004)Ref: 33
1856 Borax (hydrated sodium borate) is discovered by Dr. John Veatch in Tuscan Springs, California.Ref: 4
1863*Work begins on the transcontinental railroad. 
1884*Chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz.Ref: 5
1889*Dr Herman Hollerith receives first US patent for a tabulating machine (1st Computer).Ref: 5
1935*Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy.Ref: 5
1940*Dr. George Stibitz demonstrates his Complex Number Calculator, a relay calculator. 
1973*USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing.Ref: 5
1985*Japan launches Sakigake space probe to Halley's Comet.Ref: 5
1994*Russian manned space craft TM-18, launches into orbit.Ref: 5
624 Moslem army occupies Kurashitische Caravan.Ref: 5
624 Abu Sufjan ibn Harb Kurashite chief, dies in battle.Ref: 5
794*Church at Lindisfarne, England destroyed by Vikings.Ref: 5
871 Battle at Ashdown Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army.Ref: 5
1297 Warrior Francesco Grimaldi, masquerading as a monk seeking asylum, begins his conquest of Monaco.Ref: 10
1558*French troops under duke de Guise occupy Calais.Ref: 5
1681 The Treaty of Radzin ends a five year war between the Turks and the allied countries of Russia and Poland.Ref: 2
1746*Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Stirling.Ref: 5
1800 Austrians defeat French in 2nd battle of Novi.Ref: 5
1815*U.S. forces led by Gen. Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans the closing engagement of the War of 1812.Ref: 70
1815*Edward Pakenham, English General (Battle of New Orleans), dies in battle.Ref: 5
1838 Rebellion at Amherstburg, Ontario breaks out.Ref: 5
1871*Prussian troops begin to bombard Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.Ref: 2
1900*The Boers attack the British in Ladysmith, South Africa, but are turned back.Ref: 2
1915*In World War I, Turkish forces occupy Tabriz, northern Persia, after the Russians evacuate.Ref: 17
1915*In World War I, the Battle of Soissons breaks out along the Western Front.Ref: 17
1916*Gallipoli evacuated by the BritishRef: 62
1917*Austria-Hungarian troops conquer Forlani Italy.Ref: 5
1918*President Woodrow Wilson declares his 14 points as the path to world peace to a joint session of Congress.Ref: 2
1940*Britain's first WWII rationing (bacon, butter & sugar).Ref: 5
1941*British Air Marshal Richard Peirse resigns.Ref: 5
1942*Admiral John W. Greenslade, Commandant of the Navy's Twelfth Naval District, urged that American-born and alien Japanese be excluded from areas of strategic importance.Ref: 37
1943*The British hand Madagascar over to the Free French.Ref: 2
1944*In the North Atlantic, the RCN corvette Camrose and the British frigate Bayntun sink U-boat U-757. 
1973*Secret peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam resumed near Paris.Ref: 70
1984 South African troops begin withdrawal from Angola following a month-long offensive.Ref: 17
2004*A US Black Hawk medevac helicopter, marked with a red cross, crashes near Fallujah, Iraq, killing nine. Witnesses say the helicopter was hit by a missile. (USA Today, p 1A, 1/09/2004)Ref: 33
2004*A USAF C-5A cargo jet, carrying 63 passengers, makes an emergency landing at Baghdad International Airport after taking hostile fire. No injuries are reported. (USA Today, p 1A, 1/09/2004)Ref: 33
1897 Michael Eagan wins first US national amateur handball championship.Ref: 5
1898*National League president, Nick Young, announces the more experienced umpire will stay behind the plate when the new two-umpire system is instituted. Previously, the lone ump would stand behind the pitcher only with men on base.Ref: 1
1901 The first tournament sanctioned by the American Bowling Congress is held in Chicago, Illinois.Ref: 4
1902 First National Bowling Championship held (Chicago IL).Ref: 5
1913*Frank Chance becomes the manager of a very weak NY Yankee team.Ref: 1
1916*James E. Gaffney sells to the Boston Braves for $500,000 to the coach of the Harvard football team, Percy Haughton, and a business associate. He had bought the team in 1913 for $187,000.Ref: 1
1931*Philadelphia Quakers set then NHL record of 15 straight loses.Ref: 5
1944*Bill Terry announces his retirement from baseball and plans to start a cotton business.Ref: 1
1947*Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game.Ref: 5
1953*Due to Bill Veeck's refusal to share telecast receipts, the Indians ban night games with the Browns.Ref: 1
1955*After 130 home basketball wins, Georgia Tech defeated Kentucky 59-58. It was the first Kentucky loss at home since January 2, 1943.Ref: 4
1955*Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 points.Ref: 5
1955*Louise Sugg wins LPGA Los Angeles Golf Open.Ref: 5
1957*In an article appearing in Look magazine, Jackie Robinson announced his retirement from baseball.Ref: 4
1958*Bobby Fisher wins the United States Chess Championship for the first time. Interesting note: Fisher was all of 14 years of age.Ref: 4
1960*The NCAA met in New York and voted against reviving the unlimited substitution rule for college football.Ref: 4
1962*Jack Niklaus, 21, plays his first professional golf game at the Los Angeles Open. He came in 50th. (XDG, p 4A, 1/8/2001)Ref: 83
1972 NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall.Ref: 5
1980*NCAA decides to sponsor women's championships in 5 sports.Ref: 5
1980*Islander Glenn Resch's 20th shut-out opponent-Canucks 3-0.Ref: 5
1981*Gert Schelvis becomes Disneyland's 200 millionth guest. (Ref: "Disney, The First 100 Years", 1999, ISBN 0-7868-6442-7) 
1981*Reds become last team to sign a free agent (Larry Biitner).Ref: 5
1984*Washington Capitals Bengt Gustafsson scores 5 goals.Ref: 5
1984*NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams.Ref: 5
1984*The Washington Redskins defeated San Francisco 24-21 after the 49ers staged a comeback with three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. With this victory for the NFC Championship, Washington earned its trip to Super Bowl XVIII.Ref: 4
1986*Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his first year.Ref: 5
1987*Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games.Ref: 5
1988*9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit.Ref: 5
1988 US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas.Ref: 5
1991*Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins & Rod Carew elected to Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1991*Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on first try.Ref: 5
1991 Tamás Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4 12.36).Ref: 5
1993*Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point.Ref: 5
1994 Rintje Ritsma skates world record 1500m (1 51.60).Ref: 5
1994 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis.Ref: 5
1994 Tonya Harding wins the ladies US Figure Skating Championship in Detroit, a day after Nancy Kerrigan dropped out because of the clubbing attack that injured her right knee. (The US Figure Skating Association later stripped Harding of the title because of her involvement in the attack.) (XDG, p 4A, 1/08/2004)Ref: 83
1995*Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1996*For first time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1998*New York Giant GM George Young resigns to accept NFL position.Ref: 5
1999*The top two executives of Salt Lake City's Olympic Organizing Committee resigned after disclosures that civic boosters had given cash to members of the International Olympic Committee.Ref: 70
2000*NFL Music City Miracle: Tennessee's Kevin Dyson runs 75 yards for the winning TD with three seconds left after catching a disputed leral from Frank Wycheck on a kickoff return against Buffalo. (USA Today, p 1C, 1/07/2003)Ref: 13
2001*The Royals, A's, and Devil Rays participate in nine-player trade which results with outfielders Johnny Damon and Ben Grieve and reliever Roberto Hernandez on new teams. The swap sends Damon from the KS City to Oakland, Grieve goes from Oakland to Tampa Bay and Hernandez from Tampa to the KS City.Ref: 1
2001*Needing only 145 hits to reach 3,000, Harold Baines agrees to a minor league contract with the White Sox. The 21-season veteran, who will turn 42-years of age during spring training played with Orioles and White Sox last season.Ref: 1
2002*Turning down a deal worth a million dollars more with no deferred money offered by the Mets, Juan Gonzalez agrees to a $24 million, two-year deal with the Rangers that includes $10.5 million in deferred payments. The outfielder, who perferred to stay in the American League established franchise records for home runs, RBIs, total bases and extra-base hits while playing for Texas from 1989-1999.Ref: 1
2002*Ozzie Smith, a 15-time All-Star shortstop, becomes the 32nd player to be elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Dubbed the 'Wizard of Oz' due to his remarkable defensive abilities won 13 Gold Glove Awards during his 19-year career with the Padres and Cardinals.Ref: 1
2003*Eddie Murray, the only switch-hitter with 500 home runs and 3,000 hits becomes just 38th player to be elected in his first year of eligibility by being chosen on 85 percent of the ballots cast by the BBWWA. Former All-Star Gary Carter (Expos and Mets) also is elected on his sixth try after falling 11 votes short last year.Ref: 1
1656 The Courant, oldest existing commercial newspaper, first published in Haarlem in the Netherlands.Ref: 5
1705*Georg F Händels first opera "Almira" premieres in Hamburg.Ref: 5
1833*Boston Academy of Music, first US music school, established.Ref: 5
1857*Dion Boucicauly's "Poor of NY" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1906*Arthur Rubinstein made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The concert received only a few favorable reviews.Ref: 4
1925*Russian composer, Igor Stravinsky, appears in his first American concert, as he conducts the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in a program of his own compositions.Ref: 4
1929*CBS radio network buys WABC in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1934 Jaap Speyers "Bluejackets" premieres in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1940*Vincent Lopez and his orchestra recorded the third version of Lopez’ theme song titled Nola. This version, recorded in Hollywood on Bluebird Records, is recognized as his best rendition of the classic song.Ref: 4
1949*"Make Mine Manhattan" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City NY after 429 performances.Ref: 5
1949*"My Romance" closes at Shubert Theater New York City NY after 95 performances.Ref: 5
1949*"Small Wonder" closes at Coronet Theater New York City NY after 134 performances.Ref: 5
1952*Marie Wilson came to TV as My Friend Irma. The show, popular for years on radio, lasted two seasons on television.Ref: 4
1954*Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio & records his first two songs, "Casual Love" & "I'll Never Stand in Your Way".Ref: 5
1956*Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" single goes to #1 & stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single).Ref: 5
1956 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken.Ref: 5
1961*Robert Goulet makes his national TV debut this night on The Ed Sullivan Show on CBS.Ref: 4
1961 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters.Ref: 5
1963 Dmitri Shostakovich's Katharina Ismailova, premieres in Riga.Ref: 5
1963 "Mona Lisa", on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art.Ref: 5
1964*As of 1995, the 6th highest rated television show is this evening's episode of "The Beverly Hillbillies" with an average audience of 44.0%.Ref: 34
1966*Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks.Ref: 5
1966*Who & the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC.Ref: 5
1966*The Beatles LP, Rubber Soul, began a 6-week reign at the top of the album chart. This was the seventh Beatles LP to reach the #1 position since February 1964. Rubber Soul stayed on the charts for 56 weeks. The other #1 albums for the Fab Four to that date were: Meet the Beatles, The Beatles Second Album, A Hard Day’s Night, Beatles ’65, Beatles VI and Help!.Ref: 4
1968*Jacques Cousteau's first undersea special on US network TV.Ref: 5
1972*Dmitri Shostakovich's 15th Symphony, premieres in Moscow.Ref: 5
1972*As of 1995, the 11th highest rated television show is this evening's episode of "All In The Family" with an average audience of 40.7%.Ref: 34
1973*"Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater New York City NY for 8 performances.Ref: 5
1973*Carly Simon received a gold record for the single, You’re So Vain.Ref: 4
1974*E Wilson Jr's musical "Let My People Come" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1976 E.L. Doctorow receives the first National Book Critics Circle Award fo fiction for "Ragtime".Ref: 17
1979*Today Show gets a new theme song.Ref: 5
1981*"Pirates of Penzance" opens at Uris Theater New York City NY for 772 performances.Ref: 5
1989*"42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City NY after 3,486 performances.Ref: 5
1989*"Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City NY after 761 performances.Ref: 5
1991*Davis Rules with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV.Ref: 5
1993*NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman.Ref: 5
1995*"Guys & Dolls" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City NY after 1143 performances.Ref: 5
1081*Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1098), King of Germany (1106-25), is born.Ref: 5
1583*Simon Episcopius Dutch bishop/theologist, is born.Ref: 5
1587*Johannes Fabricius Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots), is born.Ref: 5
1589*Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka), is born.Ref: 5
1628*François de Montmorency-Bouteville duc de Luxembourg, French soldier, is born.Ref: 5
1632 Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf German jurist, is born.Ref: 5
1658*Nicolas Coustou French sculptor (Descente de Croix), is born.Ref: 5
1668*Jean Gilles composer, is born.Ref: 5
1682*Jonothan Belcher, American merchant, colonial governor of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York, is born.Ref: 17
1735*John Carroll, First Roman Catholic bishop in the United States, founder of Georgetown University, is born.Ref: 70
1767*Abraham de Veer Dutch Governor-General of Suriname (1822-28), is born.Ref: 5
1777*Filippo Traetta Italy, composer/musicologist, is born.Ref: 5
1779*John White composer, is born.Ref: 5
1786*Nicholas Biddle, made 2nd bank of US first effective central bank, is born.Ref: 5
1787*Johann Ludwig Bohner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1788*Erik Drake composer, is born.Ref: 5
1791*Jacob Collamer (Senator-VT), is born.Ref: 5
1792*Lowell Mason, Medfield MA, organist/composer (Zebulo), is born.Ref: 5
1810*Robert Schumann Zwickau Germ, composer (Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik), is born.Ref: 5
1812*Sigismond Fortune François Thalberg composer, is born.Ref: 5
1812*William Henry Holmes composer, is born.Ref: 5
1814*Johannes Kneppelhout [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist, is born.Ref: 5
1814*Thomas Green Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1815*George Webb Morell Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883, is born.Ref: 5
1815*Lawrence Pike Graham Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1905, is born.Ref: 5
1817*John Selden Roane Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1867, is born.Ref: 5
1821*James Longstreet, Confederate General (1st Corps, ANV), is born.Ref: 5
1822*Alfredo Carlo Piatti composer, is born.Ref: 5
1823*Alfred Russel Wallace, British zoologist/co-discoverer (evolution), is born.Ref: 5
1824*Per August Olander composer, is born.Ref: 5
1824*William Wilkie Collins, English novelist (The Woman in White, The Moonstone), is born.Ref: 5
1825*Henri Giffard, French aeronaut, first to build and fly a steerable airship, is born.Ref: 17
1830*Governer Kemble Warren Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1882, is born.Ref: 5
1830*Hans von Bülow, Dresden, pianist/virtuoso conductor/musical writer, is born.Ref: 68
1836*Fannie M Jackson pioneer & educator, first US Black woman college grad, is born.Ref: 5
1836*Lawrence Alma Tadema Dutch/British painter/husband of Laura Epps, is born.Ref: 5
1846*Albert Cahen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1846*William Wallace Gilchrist composer, is born.Ref: 5
1851*Gérard Leman Belgian count/General, is born.Ref: 5
1860*Nancy Jones US black missionary in Africa, is born.Ref: 5
1862*Frank Nelson Doubleday, founder of Doubleday publishing house, is born.Ref: 2
1863*Paul Scheerbart [Bruno Küfer], German writer (The Seasnake), is born.Ref: 5
1864*Ban (Byron Bancroft) Johnson Baseball Hall of Famer: president of Western League: changed minor league Western League to major league American League; helped eliminate an element of rowdyism, thus enhancing the game’s reputation, is born.Ref: 68
1867*Emily Green Balch US, sociologist/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1946), is born.Ref: 5
1868*Sir Frank Dyson proved Einstein right about light bent by gravity, is born.Ref: 5
1870*Miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja dictator of Spain (1923-30), is born.Ref: 5
1871*Viscount Craigavon (James Craig), first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, is born.Ref: 17
1873*Lucien Capet composer, is born.Ref: 5
1881*William T. Piper, American aircraft manufacturer, is born.Ref: 70
1883*Josue Teofilo Wilkes composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*John Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Noble Drew Ali [Timothy Drew], North Carolina, prophet (Moorish Science Temple), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Matt Moore County Meath Ireland, actor (Coquette, Deluge), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Richard Courant German/US mathematician (What is mathematics?), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Paul Hartmann Furth Germany, actor (Haunted Castle), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Sandor Rado Hungarian/US psychoanalyst, is born.Ref: 5
1891*Bronislava Nijinska ballet choreographer, is born.Ref: 5
1891*Walther Bothe Germany, subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Storm Jameson English novelist (The Green Man, Cousin Honoré), is born.Ref: 5
1891*William Kiplinger, journalist, founder of Kiplinger Washington Letters, is born.Ref: 17
1892*Werner Wehrli composer, is born.Ref: 5
1896*Jaromir Weinberger Prague Czechoslovakia, composer (Bird's Opera), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Manuel Rojas Sepulveda Chile, writer (Men of the South), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Solomon WRD Bandaranaike premier of Ceylon (1956-59), is born.Ref: 68
1899*Sherman Llewellyn Adams, Govenor of NH 1949-53, White House Chief of Staff 1953-8, is born.Ref: 17
1900*Queen Marie of Yugoslavia, is born.Ref: 5
1901*Edmond Vandercammen French/Belgian writer (L'amour responsable), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Georgi Malenkov, Soviet PM 1953-55, is born.Ref: 68
1902*Alexander Gray Wrightsville PA, actor (This is Music), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Georgy M Malenkov Stalin's successor as head of CPSU, PM (1953-55), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Carl R[ansom] Rogers US, psychologist (Client-Centered Therapy), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Gret Palucca German dancer/choreography (Silent Song), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Gene Roth [Eugene Stutenroth], South Dakota, actor (She Demons, Spider), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Peter Arno (Curtis Arnoux Peters), New York City NY, cartoonist (New Yorker), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Carl Gustav Hempel German Logical Positivist philosopher, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Giacinto Scelsi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*-Jacob C van Marken Dutch peanut butter maker (Calvé-Delft), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Jan A H J S Bruins Slot Dutch founder illegal Trouw/MP (ARP), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Serge Poliakoff Russian/French painter/guitarist, is born.Ref: 5
1908*(Fearless) Mary Nadia Wadia actress, is born.Ref: 5
1908*William Hartnell London England, actor (Agitator, Jackpot), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Evelyn Wood, American educator, is born.Ref: 70
1910*Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova, Soviet prima ballerina is born.Ref: 17
1910*Richard Cromwell [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], Los Angeles CA, actor (Jezebel), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Andrej Ocenas composer, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Jose Ferrer (Cintron) Academy Award-winning actor: Cyrano de Bergerac [1950]; Joan of Arc, Moulin Rouge, The Caine Mutiny, Deep in My Heart, Lawrence of Arabia, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Ship of Fools, Dune, The Evil That Men Do; Rosemary Clooney’s husband; is born in Santurce PR.Ref: 4
1912*Rudolf G Escher Dutch composer (True Face of Peace), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Charles Borromeo Mills composer, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Thomas J Watson Jr president of IBM (1956-71)/diplomat, is born.Ref: 68
1917*Stanley Prager New York City NY, comedian (College Bowl), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Peter Taylor US writer, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Hendrikus J Wittebold civil servant/resistance fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Abbey Simon New York City NY, pianist, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Giorgio Tozzi Chicago IL, basso, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Joseph Wiezenbaum artificial intelligence pioneer, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Larry Storch New York City NY, comedian (F Troop, Larry Storch Show), is born.Ref: 17
1923*Iva Michiels [Rik Ceuppens], Flemish writer (Ksiega Alfa), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Benjamin Lees (Lysniansky) Harbin Manchuria, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Robert Starer Vienna Austria, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Antai Ribari composer, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Ron Moody actor: Oliver!, Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It, Nobody’s Perfect, Tales of the Gold Monkey II, A Kid in King Arthur’s Court, is born in London, England.Ref: 4
1925*James Saunders English chemist/playwright (Ark), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Evelyn Lear [Shulman], Brooklyn NY, soprano, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Jani Christou composer, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Wally (Walter) Hergesheimer hockey: NHL: NY Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, is born.Ref: 4
1928*Sander Vanocur, Cleveland OH, news anchor (NBC Weekend News), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Soupy Sales [Milton Hines], Franklinton NC, comedian (Soupy Sales Show), is born. (TWA, 1998 says 1928)Ref: 17
1930*Doreen Wilber US, archer (Olympics-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1930*May Wynn [Donna Lee Hickey], New York City NY, actress (Caine Mutiny, Noah's Ark), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Doreen Wilber US, archer (Olympics-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Bill Graham Germany, rock promoter (Fillmore), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Charles Osgood, New York City NY, news anchor (CBS Weekend News), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Jean-Marie Straub France, director (Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Gene (Eugene Lewis) ‘Augie’ Freese baseball: Pittsburgh Pirates, SL Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1961], Houston Astros, is born.Ref: 4
1934*Jacques Anquetil France, Tour de France bicycle racer (5-time winner), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Michael Grierson Jarrett archaeologist, is born.Ref: 5
1934 Piet Dankert Dutch politician (PvdA), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Roy Kinnear Lancashire England, actor (TW3, Help!, The 3 Musketeers), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Rock-and-roll legend Elvis Presley is born in Tupelo, MS.Ref: 68
1935*Nolan Miller Burkburnett TX, fashion designer (Dynasty, Love Boat), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Jesse Garon Presley stillborn twin brother of Elvis, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Ferdinand Hartzenberg South African minister of Education (1979-82), is born.Ref: 5
1937*-Bob Eubanks Flint MI, TV host (Newlywed Game), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Robert Moran composer, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Shirley Bassey Cardiff Wales, singer (Goldfinger, Moonraker), is born.Ref: 5
1938*-Bob Eubanks Flint MI, TV host (Newlywed Game), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Yvette Mimieux Hollywood CA, actress (Time Machine, Where the Boys Are), is born.Ref: 68
1940*(Little) Anthony Gaurdine (Little Anthony & Imperials-Goin' Out of My Head), is born.Ref: 99
1940*Cristy Lane US, country/gospel singer, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Graham Chapman, England, comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Robby Krieger rocker (Doors), is born.Ref: 5
1941*[Little] Anthony Gourdine singer: group: Little Anthony and The Imperials: Tears on My Pillow, Hurt So Bad, is born.Ref: 4
1942*John Peterson rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Lee Jackson rocker (Nice), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Marcus Hutson rock vocalist (Whispers), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Terry Brooks US, sci-fi author (Sword of Shannara), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Ron Ellis hockey: NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs [1963-1975/1978-1981] : tied Frank Mahovlich with 23 goals a piece [1964-65], is born.Ref: 4
1945*John Peters rock drummer (Harpers Bizarre), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Elaine Cheris Dotham AL, fencer-epee (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Kathleen Noone actress (All My Children, Party of 5, Knots Landing), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Robbie Kreiger Los Angeles CA, guitarist (Doors-Come on Baby Light My Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1946 Tod Brannan Vice President (Logos Network Corp), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Igor Ivanov Leningrad, Canadian chess champion (1981-84, 1985- ), is born.Ref: 5
1947*David Bowie (Jones) singer: Space Oddity, Fame, Changes, Ziggy Stardust, Peace on Earth-Little Drummer Boy [w/Bing Crosby]; actor: The Man Who Fell to Earth, Just a Gigolo, The Last Temptation of Christ, is born in London England.Ref: 4
1947*Terry Sylvester musician: Groups: Swinging Blue Jeans: Hippy Hippy Shake, Hollies: He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother, Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress, The Air That I Breathe, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Joe Reed football: Detroit Lions QB, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Gillies Mackinnon director (Playboys), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Mel Pritchard rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1948*Paul King rocker (Blue Oyster Cult), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Wilbur (Leon) Howard baseball: Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Gérard Leman Belgian General, is born.Ref: 5
1951*John McTiernan Albany NY, actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Paul Dresher composer, is born.Ref: 5
1952*Laurie Walters San Francisco CA, actress (Joannie-Eight is Enough), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Norm Jarvis Prince Albert Sask, golfer (1984 Chilliwack), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Bruce Sutter pitcher (Cubs, Cards, Braves), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Mike Reno Vancouver BC Canada, rock vocalist (Loverboy-Get Lucky, Heaven in Your Eyes), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Michael Harwood Sydney New South Wales, Australasia golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1960*Jolanda Egger Luzean Switzerland, playmate (June, 1983), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Hiromi Kobayashi Fukushima Japan, LPGA golfer (1993 JAL Big Apple), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Virgil Hill Missouri, middleweight boxer (Olympics-silver-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Maria Pitillo actress: Godzilla, Wise Guys, Ryan’s Hope, Natural Born Killers, Between Love & Honor, After Sex, is born.Ref: 4
1965*Eric Wohlberg Sudbury Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Michelle Forbes actress (Julianna Cox-Homicide), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Darryl Hall CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Loretta Lee [Lee Lai Chan], China, actress (Happy Ghost), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Hollis Conway Chicago IL, high jumper (Olympics-silver/bronze-88, 92), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Kent Jones Portales NM, golfer (NM State Amateur-1990-91), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Roger Rowland Jacksonville FL, Nike golfer (1990 Macon Open-2nd), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Willie Anderson US, NBA guard (New York Knicks, Olympics-bronze-1988), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Alexander Alexeev NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Ami Dolenz Los Angeles CA, actress (General Hospital, Can't Buy Me Love), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Brian Johnson Oakland CA, catcher (San Diego Padres), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Mark Duane Croghan Akron Ohio, 3k steeplechase (Olympics-5th-96), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Paul Carey US baseball infielder (Baltimore Orioles), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Brian Boehringer St Louis MO, pitcher (New York Yankees), is born.Ref: 5
1969*R Kelly singer (I Wish I Could Fly), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Melissa Hill, actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1970*Jon Klemm Calgary, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Brenda Lee Armstrong Albert Lea MN, Miss Minnesota-America (1990), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Billy Joe Hobert NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Branislav Janos hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Brook Mahealani Lee Miss Universe/Miss USA-1997 (Hawaii), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Darren Langdon Deere Lake, NHL left wing (New York Rangers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jason Giambi West Covina CA, infielder (Oakland A's), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Roosevelt Potts NFL running back (Indpls Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Stephane Barin hockey forward (Team France 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Brandie Burton San Bernardino CA, LPGA golfer (1993 du Maurier Ltd), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Devlin Murphy Honolulu Hawaii, canoe (alt-Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Arjan Blaauw Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Brian Roberson wide receiver (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Jenny Lewis Las Vegas NV, actress (Becky-Life With Lucy), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Star Behl Miss Delaware-USA (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Vitali Yachmenev Chelyabinsk Russia, NHL right wing (Los Angeles Kings), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Brad Snyder Ontario, shot putter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Pearl Amoah Miss Ghana-Universe (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Ryan Frances actor (Trevor-Sisters), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Petra Minarova Miss Czech Republic-Universe (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Sequoyah chimpanzee (son of Washoe), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Sarah Polley actress (Sweet Hereafter), is born.Ref: 5
1982*Gaby Hoffman actress (Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Now & Then)Ref: 5
482*Severinus German monastery founder/saint, dies.Ref: 5
1198*Coelestinus III [Giacinto Bobo], pope (1191-98), dies.Ref: 69
1324*(or 9th) Marco Polo Venetian explorer/Governor of Nanking, dies.Ref: 5
1336*Giotto di Bondone Italian Renaissance painter, dies at about 71.Ref: 5
1455*Laurentius Justitianus [Lorenzo Giustiniani], saint, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1567*Jacob Vaet Flemish composer/royal chaplain master, dies at about 37.Ref: 5
1598 Johan Georg elector of Brandenburg (1571-91), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1642*Galileo Galilei Italian physicist/astronomer, dies at 78 in Arceti Italy.Ref: 68
1651*Giovanni Battista Gagliano composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1696*Michael de Ronghe composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1711*Philips van Almonde Zealand Lieutenant-Admiral, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1713*Arcangelo Corelli composer/violinist (Concerti Grossi), dies at age 59.Ref: 5
1775*John Baskerville English printer/type designer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1790*John Stinstra Dutch baptist vicar, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1796*Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois French National Convention chairman, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1808*Messenger, horse that sired many great trotters, dies.Ref: 5
1811*Samuel Story Dutch rear admiral (Battle of Kamperduin), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1811*Friedrich Nicolai, German writer; a leader of the German Enlightenment, dies at age 77,Ref: 70
1815*Edward Pakenham English General (Battle of New Orleans), dies in battle.Ref: 5
1819*Christian Gottlob Saupe composer, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1825*Eli Whitney inventor: cotton gin and uniformity method of musket manufacturing: beginning of mass production; dies at age 59.Ref: 4
1831*Franz Vinzenz Krommer composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1842*Pierre Earl the Cambronne, French General (Waterloo, Elba), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1848 Austrian soldiers kill 10 students, Pavia.Ref: 5
1858*Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt composer, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1859*Antoine GB Schayes Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1864*Victor-Charles-Paul Dourlen composer, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1880*[Joshua] Norton I Emperor of US/Protector of México, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1891*Fredrik Pacius composer, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1892*A coal mine explosion kills 100 in McAlister, Oklahoma.Ref: 2
1892*John Heykamp old-catholic archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1894*Pierre-Joseph van Beneden paleontologist (life of tapeworms), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1896*Paul M Verlaine French poet (Elégies, Bonne Chanson), dies at 51.Ref: 5
1906*-Jacob C van Marken peanut butter maker (Calvé-Delft), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1907*Theodoor Verstraete Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1918*Michael Hertz composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1919*Richard Engländer [Peter Altenberg], Austrian author, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1921*Luis Villalba Munoz composer, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1922*Colonel Charles R Young dies at 58, in Lagos Nigeria.Ref: 5
1925*George Bellows, American painter and lithographer, dies at age 42.Ref: 70
1926*Emile Paladilhe composer, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1928*Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1934*Alexandre Stavisky French swindler, dies.Ref: 5
1937*John Felix August Korling composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1941*Lord Robert Baden-Powell founder of the Boy Scout movement, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1942*Arvo Hannikainen composer, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1945*Jac[obus] P Thijsse Dutch biologist (Omgang met planten), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1948*Kurt Schwitters writer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1948*Richard Tauber Austria/British tenor/composer (Léhar), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1950*Joseph Issac Shneerson Jewish Lubavitch Chabal leader, dies.Ref: 5
1950*Joseph A Schumpeter Austrian/US economist/Minister of Finance, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1952*Antonia Maury discoverer (supergiant, giant & dwarf stars), dies.Ref: 5
1952*Joseph Arendt Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1953*Heinrich Kaspar Schmid composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1956*Greenleaf Whittier Pickard, American electrical engineer and inventor, dies at age 78.Ref: 2
1956*In Ecuador, Plymouth Brethren missionaries Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully and Pete Fleming were killed by the Auca Indians, while attempting to evangelize their tribe. Elliot's widow Elisabeth later published the story of their work and martyrdom in her book "Through Gates of Splendor" (1953).Ref: 5
1957*Grace Coolidge (Goodhue) First Lady: wife of 30th U.S. President Calvin Coolidge [1923-29]; dies.Ref: 68
1961*Schoolboy (Lynwood Thomas) Rowe baseball: pitcher: Detroit Tigers [World Series: 1934, 1935, 1940/all-star: 1935, 1936], Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies [all-star: 1947]; dies.Ref: 68
1962*Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 91 die (Netherlands).Ref: 5
1963*Stark Young US writer (So Red the Rose), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1964*Arnoldus JC Krafft theologist (Atlas of Netherlands Antilles), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1964*Julius Raab Austrian chancellor (1953-61), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1965*Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1967*Zbigniew Cybulski Polish actor (See You Tommorrow), dies at 39.Ref: 5
1970*Jani Christou composer, dies on 44th birthday.Ref: 5
1971*29 pilot whales beach themselves & die at San Clemente Island CA.Ref: 5
1971*Adriano Lualdi composer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1972*Kenneth Patchen US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1975*Anthony Warde actor (Big Punch, Buck Rogers), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1975*Gertrude Olmsted actress (Cobra, Torrent), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1975*John Dierkes actor (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1975*John Gregson actor (Rooney, Assassin), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1975*Louis J H C A de Bourbon Dutch writer/poet (Gypsy Blood), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1975*Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], US tenor (La Gioconda), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1976*Chou En-lai China's PM (1949-76), dies of cancer in Beijing at 78.Ref: 5
1978*Walter Keirnan TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1979*512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up.Ref: 5
1980*John W. Mauchly, credited with co-inventing the computer, co-builder of the ENIAC, dies. (TWA, 1981)Ref: 95
1980*Oscar Ewing US government official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1981*Woody Chamblis actor (Mr Lathrop-Gunsmoke), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1981*Matthew Beard entertainer, dies.Ref: 5
1982*Gregoire Aslan character actor (Concrete Jungle), dies of a heart attack at 73.Ref: 5
1982*Reta Shaw actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies of emphysema at 69.Ref: 5
1983*Lois Wilson actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1983*Gale Page actress (4 Daughters, Knute Rockney), dies of cancer at 72.Ref: 5
1986*Yaroslav Seifert Czechoslovakian poet (Nobel 1984), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1987*Peter Adams actor (Alternative, Blowing Hot & Cold), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1988*Frank Pace Jr US Secretary of Army (1950-53), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1989*Kenneth McMillan actor (Our Family Honor, Malone, Concrete Beat), dies of heart attack at 67.Ref: 5
1989*Boeing 737-400 crashes in England, 46 die.Ref: 5
1989*Johnny Jordaan [Jan van Musscher], Dutch folk singer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1990*Georgie Auld (John Altwerger) musician: saxophones: bandleader; actor: The Rat Race, dubbed soundtrack for Robert DeNero in New York, New York; dies.Ref: 4
1990*Terry-Thomas (Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens) actor: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River; dies of Parkinson's disease at 78.Ref: 4
1990*Boris Kochno, Russian-born French ballet librettist, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1991*Steve Clark guitarist (Def Leppard-Hysteria), dies at age 30.Ref: 5
1992 Abderrahim Bouabid Morroco prime secretary (1972), dies.Ref: 5
1992*Johnny [Jan] Meijer Dutch king of accordions (Body & Soul), dies.Ref: 5
1992*Menachim Begin Israeli PM, dies at 78 of a heart attack.Ref: 5
1993*Asif Nawaz Pakistani General, dies.Ref: 5
1993*Hakija Turajlic Bosnian vice-premier, murdered.Ref: 5
1993*Theo Bruins Dutch pianist/composer (Syncope), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1994*Harvey Haddix ‘The Kitten’: baseball: pitcher: SL Cardinals [all-star: 1953, 1954, 1955], Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Redlegs, Pittsburgh Pirates [World Series: 1960/lost 12-inning perfect game to Milwaukee Braves in 13th inning: 5-26-1959], Baltimore Orioles; dies at age 68.Ref: 4
1994*Edward Duke actor (Decadence, Silver Bears), dies of cancer at 40.Ref: 5
1994*Jay Blackton US conductor/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1994*Lady Caithness wife of British undersecretary, commits suicide.Ref: 5
1994*Pat Buttram actor (Haney-Green Acres), dies of kidney failure at 78.Ref: 5
1994*Sri Chandrashekhara Saraswathi guru of Kanchi, dies at 99.Ref: 5
1994*Vittorio Mezzogiorno Italian actor (Octopus), dies at 52.Ref: 5
1995*Carlos Monzon [El Macho], Argentine middleweight boxing champ (1970-77), dies at 52.Ref: 5
1995 Joyce McCartan peace campaigner, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1995*Louis "Loulou" Gasté guitarist/composer (Doggy in the Window), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1996 Kurt Schmucker member (Union of Christian Democrats), dies.Ref: 5
1996*William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud musician/songwriter, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1996*Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths.Ref: 5
1996*Francois Mitterand President of France [1981-1995]; dies of cancer at 79.Ref: 4
1996*On the death of last Catawba Indian, Red Thunder Cloud, ancient oral Catawba language dies with him.Ref: 10
1997*Carole Carr singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1997*Melvin Calvin scientist, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1997*Phyllis Hartnoll writer/editor, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1997*Ronald William Eastman cinematographer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1997*George Handy (George Joseph Hendleman) George Joseph Hendleman) (pianist, composer, arranger: Boyd Raeburn band, Alvino Rey band, Paramount Studios; dies at age 76.Ref: 4
1997*The state of Arkansas put three men to death in the second triple execution since capital punishment was reinstated in 1976.Ref: 64
1998*Michael Tippett composer, dies at 93.Ref: 5
1998*Walter Diemer inventor (bubble gum 1928), dies of heart failure at 93Ref: 5
1998*Sir Michael Tippett composer: String Quartet No. 1, A Child of Our Time, The Midsummer Marriage, Fourth Symphony, The Mask of Time, The Rose Lake; writer: Those Twentieth Century Blues [autobiography], Tippett on Music, Caliban’s Song, dies.Ref: 4
2002*Alexander Prokhorov (his Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964 led to the development of the laser) dies at age 85. (XDG, p 8A, 1/01/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Wendy's fast food chain founder Dave Thomas died in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at age 69.Ref: 70
2003*A communter plane carrying 21 people crashes into a hangar on takeoff from the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, NC and bursts into flames killing all aboard. (XDG, p 12A, 1/09/2003)Ref: 83
2003*A Turkish Airlines jet crashes in Turkey, killing 75 people. (XDG, p 4A, 1/08/2004)Ref: 83

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