Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
January 26th

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956*The coronation of Edwy (of England) by Oda at Kingston.Ref: 16
1340*English king Edward III proclaimed king of France.Ref: 5
1564*Following the closing of the Council of Trent, Pius IV ratified its enactments by the bull "Benedictus Deus." Included among the Tridentine decisions were decrees concerning the creation of an Index of Prohibited Books (a list of condemned authors and their works).Ref: 5
1695*Pirate Captain Kidd invents Workers Compensation, gives pieces of eight to injured crew.Ref: 10
1697*Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night.Ref: 5
1720 Guilio Alberoni is ordered out of Spain after his abortive attempt to restore his country's empire.Ref: 2
1736 Stanislaw Lesczynski flees Polish throne.Ref: 5
1784*Ben Franklin writes to his daughter to tell her that he was unhappy that the bald eagle had been chosen as the national bird of the United States. He mentioned that he believed the turkey would have been a much more respectable choice.Ref: 4
1788 A fleet of ships carrying the first European settlers, including 717 convicts, lands in Australia, led by Captain Arthur Phillip, lands in Sydney Cove, Botany Bay New South Wales (present-day Sydney). The day is since known as Australia's national day.Ref: 17
1789*John Odell signs contract for £336 to build St Peter's church (Bronx).Ref: 5
1802*Congress passed an act calling for a library to be established within the U.S. Capitol.Ref: 70
1802*Napoleon becomes President of Italian RepublicRef: 10
1837*(new state) Michigan is admitted as the 26th state.Ref: 4
1838*(Prohibition) Tennessee passes the nation's first Prohibition law.Ref: 3
1841*Britain formally occupied Hong Kong, which the Chinese had ceded to the British.Ref: 70
1861*Louisiana becomes 6th state to secede.Ref: 5
1868*Louisiana is readmitted to the Union after the Civil War. 
1870*Virginia is readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.Ref: 5
1871*US income tax repealed.Ref: 5
1881*Union of Baptists Communities forms in Foxholl.Ref: 5
1882*France government of Gambetta falls.Ref: 5
1887*Cedarville College is established in Cedarville Township [Greene County OH] with a bequest of $25,000 from William Gibson. The doors opened for classes in the fall of 1894. (XDG, p 7A, 4/24/2003)Ref: 83
1905 At the Premier mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine's superintendent, Captain M.F. Wells. Named "The Cullinan", it is later cut into 106 polished diamonds, valued at tens of millions of dollars. The largest of the cut stones is the "Star of Africa," which at 530.2 carats is the largest cut fine quality colorless diamond in the world.Ref: 3
1905*Han Yong-woon [Bongwan, Manhae] (1879-1944) ordained a monk in Korea.Ref: 5
1906*American driver Fred Marriott set a new land speed record of 127.659 miles per hour in his steam-powered "Wogglebug" at Ormond Beach, Florida. It was the last time that a steam-powered vehicle would claim a new land speed record.Ref: 3
1906*(Shipp) Shipp, in an interview in the Nashville Banner, expresses outrage over the attack on his jail.Ref: 87
1906*The first General Assembly of the Church of God convened. Headquartered today in Cleveland, TN, the Church of God is the oldest Pentecostal Church denomination in the U.S., with roots going back to 1886.Ref: 5
1907*First federal corrupt election practices law passed.Ref: 5
1910*Heavy rains cause floods in Paris.Ref: 5
1914*600 Dutch textile workers go on strike.Ref: 5
1914*Vatican puts Belgian Nobel winner Maeterlinck's works in their index.Ref: 5
1915*Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado established.Ref: 5
1920*The Lincoln Motor Car Company is founded. In two years it will be acquired by Ford.Ref: 3
1924*Petrograd is renamed Leningrad.Ref: 2
1929 Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence.Ref: 5
1930*Cleveland's Terminal Tower opens (52 stories).Ref: 5
1934*Preliminary hearing before Justice of the Peace C.V. Budlong, Pima County Courthouse. Dillinger's bond is set at $100,000. Frechette's bont is set at $5,000. Gang represented by L.A. attorney John Van Buskirk.Ref: 42
1934*Germany signs a 10-year non-aggression pact with Poland, breaking the French alliance system.Ref: 2
1939*The Civil Aeronutics Authority grants Pan American Airways permission to use the Model 314 Clipper for commercial service. 
1939*Niels Bohr publicly announces the discovery of fission at an annual theoretical physics conference at George Washington University in Washington, DC.Ref: 91
1939*Federal Hall National Monument established.Ref: 5
1939 Federal Hall National Monument established.Ref: 5
1940*Nazis forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains.Ref: 5
1948*Executive Order 9981, end segregation in US Armed Forces is signed.Ref: 5
1949*WHIO TV channel 7 in Dayton, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting.Ref: 5
1950 The American Associated Insurance Companies of St. Louis, Missouri issued the first baby sitter’s insurance policy.Ref: 4
1950*India officially proclaimed itself a republic as Rajendra Prasad took the oath of office as president.Ref: 70
1951*The Temple Beth Israel of Meridian, Miss. became the first Jewish congregation to allow women to perform the functions of a rabbi.Ref: 5
1956*Porkkala military base returned to Finland by USSR.Ref: 5
1957 Dutch PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, forms.Ref: 5
1957 India annexes Kashmir.Ref: 5
1958 H Laskow replaces Moshe Dayan as Israeli minister of Defense.Ref: 5
1959 Italy government of Fanfani resigns.Ref: 5
1961*President John F. Kennedy appointed Dr. Janet G. Travell (Mrs. John Powell) to the post of personal physician to the President. Dr. Travell was the first woman to hold that post.Ref: 4
1962*Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard.Ref: 5
1964*Eighty-four people are arrested in a segregation protest in Atlanta.Ref: 2
1965 Hindi made the official language of IndiaRef: 62
1967*USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR.Ref: 5
1968*Giant bank merger in Britain; National Provincial and Westminster become Natwest.Ref: 10
1969*California is declared a disaster area after two days of flooding and mud slides.Ref: 2
1971*Dutch 2nd Chamber accept law against limitation of war crimes.Ref: 5
1972*Stewardess Vesna Vulovic survives 10,160m fall without parachute.Ref: 5
1973 Belgium government of Leburton forms.Ref: 5
1976 Israel opens "Good Fence" to Lebanon.Ref: 5
1976*Belgium catholic elite start amnesty campaign for war criminals.Ref: 5
1976*Twelve inches of snow falls on Xenia OH in 24 hours. The total on the ground is 25½ inches. (XDG, p 8A, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1978*Twelve inches of snow fall in Xenia OH in 24 hours. Total snow on the ground is 25½ inches.Ref: 56
1978 Mario Soares forms Portuguese government.Ref: 5
1980 Israel & Egypt establish diplomatic relations.Ref: 5
1982*Mauno Koivisto elected President of Finland.Ref: 5
1984*US navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters & a blimp able to lift 26 tons-Lakehurst New Jersey.Ref: 5
1987*“Things go better with Coke...” Coca-Cola was named the #1 soft drink in America. Pepsi-Cola was in the #2 position.Ref: 4
1988 Australia's 200th anniversary-parade of tall ships in Sydney Harbor.Ref: 5
1989*AT&T reports first loss in 103 years; $1.67 B in 1988.Ref: 5
1989*Madison Square Garden announces 2-year $100 M renovation plan.Ref: 5
1990*Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica & South Atlantic.Ref: 5
1991 Alfaro Vive guerrilla group of Ecuador gives arms to Catholic church.Ref: 5
1991 New York Lotto pays $90 million to nine winners (#s are 5-15-30-35-46-50).Ref: 5
1992*Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect.Ref: 5
1993*Former Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel was elected president of the new Czech Republic.Ref: 70
1994*A scare occurs during a visit to Sydney, Australia by Britain's Prince Charles as a young man lunges at the prince, firing two blank shots from a starter's pistol. (XDG, p 4A, 1/26/2004)Ref: 83
1995 New Jersey Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern.Ref: 5
1996*First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton testified before a grand jury connected to the Whitewater probe.Ref: 70
1998*President Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people, I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky".Ref: 5
1998*Compaq Computer Corp. and Digital Equipment Corp. announced plans to merge. In the largest computer biz acquisition to that time the deal wasworth $9.6 billion.Ref: 4
1998*Intel launches 333 MHz Pentium II chip.Ref: 5
1999*President Clinton welcomes a frail Pope John Paul II as the pontiff begins his seventh pilgrimage to the United States in St Louis. (XDG, p 4A, 1/26/2004)Ref: 83
1999*Jordan's King Hussein turns over temporary operation of his country to his eldest son and flies to the US for urgent medical care. (XDG, p 4A, 1/26/2004)Ref: 83
2003*US Secretary of State Colin Powell, citing Iraq's lack of cooperation with UN inspectors, said he'd lost faith in the inspectors' ability to conduct a definitive search for banned weapons programs. (XDG, p 4A, 1/26/2004)Ref: 83
2004*(I-270 Sniper) At about 2:30 PM, a 911 caller identifies himself as "the highway shooter". Police do not release the tape. (XDG, p 1, 1/31/2004)Ref: 83
66*5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.Ref: 5
1500*Spanish explorer Vicente Yanez Pinzon, who had commanded the Nina during Christopher Columbus's first expedition to the New World, reaches the northeastern coast of Brazil during a voyage under his command. Pinzon's journey produces the first recorded account of a European explorer sighting the Brazilian coast, although whether or not Brazil was previously known to Portuguese navigators is still in dispute.Ref: 3
1875*George F. Green of Kalamazoo, Michigan patented the electric dental drill for sawing, filing, dressing and polishing teeth.Ref: 4
1886*Karl Benz patents first auto with burning motor.Ref: 5
1911*Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego CA.Ref: 5
1926*John Logie Baird gives earliest demonstration of television in Soho, London for 50 scientists.Ref: 5
1949*First test photograph at Mt. Palomar observatory.Ref: 10
1962*The United States launched Ranger 3 to land scientific instruments on the moon, but the probe missed its target by some 22,000 miles.Ref: 70
1978*International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit.Ref: 5
1979*The Gizmo guitar synthesizer was first demonstrated.Ref: 4
1983*Dutch/British infrared satellite IRAS launched from California.Ref: 5
1989*US computer security expert warns of catastrophic virus.Ref: 5
1654 Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife.Ref: 5
1666*France declares war on England & Münster.Ref: 5
1699 The Treaty of Karlowitz ends the war between Austria and the Turks.Ref: 2
1748 England, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty.Ref: 5
1862*Lincoln issues General War Order #1, calling for a Union offensive. McClellan ignores the order.Ref: 5
1863*War Department authorizes Massachusetts Governor to recruit black troops. The 54th Massachusetts (black) is formed.Ref: 5
1863*President Lincoln names General Joseph Hooker to replace Burnside as commander of the Army of the Potomac, is born.Ref: 2
1885 Muhammad Ahmed ("Mahdi") rebels conquer Khartoum.Ref: 5
1885*Charles George Gordon, British Governor-General, executed (slain with troops by Sudanese in Khartoum) at 51.Ref: 5
1887 Battle of Dogali Abyssinian Emperor John IV defeats Italians.Ref: 5
1897*Battle at Bida Gold Coast British troops beat Nupe's army.Ref: 5
1918*US food administrator Hoover calls for "wheatless" & "meatless" days for war effort.Ref: 5
1931 Hungary-Austria sign peace treaty.Ref: 5
1939 Franco conquers Barcelona.Ref: 5
1942*The first American expeditionary force to go to Europe during World War Two went ashore in Northern Ireland.Ref: 5
1942*Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German marshal Rommel.Ref: 5
1943*Japanese aircraft strafe Costantine Harbor on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.Ref: 37
1943*The first OSS (Office of Strategic Services) agent parachutes behind Japanese lines in Burma.Ref: 2
1945*Soviet forces reach Auschwitz concentration camp.Ref: 5
1965*South Vietnam military coup under General Nguyen Khanh.Ref: 5
1986 Yoweri Museveni's rebel army conquerors Kampala Uganda. General Tito Okello's government flees.Ref: 5
1871 British Rugby Union forms.Ref: 5
1913*Jim Thorpe writes to the chairman of the Amateur Athletic Union and reveals that he had played professional baseball in 1909 and 1910. He returned the two gold medals (decathlon and pentathlon) that he had won in the 1912 Olympic games in Stockholm, Sweden. Sixty years later, and twenty years after his death, the AAU restored Jim Thorpe’s amateur standing and the Olympic honors.Ref: 4
1921*Toronto St Pat Corb Denneny scores 6 goals vs Hamilton Tigers.Ref: 5
1921*Soccer team GVAV of Groningen Netherlands forms.Ref: 5
1924*Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympics gold medal.Ref: 5
1937*Crosley Field's playing surface is under 21 feet of water due to local creek flooding. As a stunt, Cincinnati Reds pitchers Gene Schott and Lee Grissom, row a boat down Western Avenue and over the wall.Ref: 86
1951*Mel Ott & Jimmie Foxx are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1956*Hank Greenberg & Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1956*7th Winter Olympic games open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.Ref: 5
1957*Joseph F Cairnes succeeds Lou Perini as president of Milwaukee Braves.Ref: 5
1958*Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lake Worth Open Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1960*Pete Rozelle is elected commissioner of the National Football League on the 23rd ballot. He stayed there for more than 25 years.Ref: 4
1960*Due to his fear of flying, Boston outfielder Jackie Jensen announces his retirement. The 1958 MVP will later change his mind.Ref: 1
1960*Burnsville, West Virginia beat the tar out of Widen, West Virginia in basketball. Burnsville, 173, Widen, 43. Danny Heater starred by pouring in 135 points!Ref: 4
1960*Danny Heater scores 135 points in basketball game (Boys' High School).Ref: 5
1960*Oakland enters the AFL.Ref: 5
1963*Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone.Ref: 5
1966 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2 06.2).Ref: 5
1976*6th NFL Pro Bowl NFC beats AFC 23-20.Ref: 5
1977 Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai & Marine Tcherkasova are first to perform a quadruple twist lift, Helsinki.Ref: 5
1980*Islanders & Whalers play a NHL penalty-free game.Ref: 5
1980*Mary Decker became first woman to run a mile in under 4½ minutes.Ref: 5
1982*Islanders score 4 goals within 1 38, 5 within 2 37 vs Penguins.Ref: 5
1983*The White Sox trade pitchers Steve Trout and Warren Brusstar to their cross-town rivals for pitchers Dick Tidrow and Randy Martz and infielders Pat Tabler and Scott Fletcher.Ref: 1
1984*Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders.Ref: 5
1985*St. John’s University ended Georgetown’s 29-game winning streak with a 66-65 win. Chris Mullin lead St. Johns with 20 points. Patrick Ewing lead the Hoyas of Georgetown with 9 points, in this Big East Conference basketball game.Ref: 4
1985*Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season.Ref: 5
1986*Super Bowl XX: Chicago 46, New England 10, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Ref 
1986*Super Bowl XX is the 4th highest rated non-series show with an audience of 48.3%.Ref: 34
1986 Hein Vergeer becomes European skating champ.Ref: 5
1986*Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1987 Hart Foundation beat British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title.Ref: 5
1989*The tougher balk rules initiated last season are rescinded and are replaced by the pre-1988 rules.Ref: 1
1990*Red Sox hire Elaine Weddington as assistant general manager making her the highest ranking black female executive in major league baseball.Ref: 1
1991*Renovations begin to transform Joe Robbie Stadium into a baseball stadium.Ref: 86
1991*65th Australian Womens Tennis Monica Seles beats J Novotna (57 63 61).Ref: 5
1991*Houston guard Vernon Maxwell is 4th NBAer to score 30 points in a quarter.Ref: 5
1991*Jan Stenerud becomes first pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1992*Super Bowl XXVI: Washington 37, Buffalo 24, at the Metrodome, Minneapolis. Ref 
1992*80th Australian Mens Tennis Jim Courier beats Stefan Edberg (63 36 64 62).Ref: 5
1993*The Colorado Rockies restructure their front office. Jerry McMorris becomes chairman, president and CEO; Oren Benton and Charles Monfort become vice chairmen.Ref: 86
1997*Super Bowl XXXI (at New Orleans): Green Bay 35, New England 21. A classic team effort: QB Brett Favre passed for two TDs and Desmond Howard (MVP) returned a kickoff 99 yards for a score as the Packers won their 12th NFL championship and the first since Super Bowl II in 1968. Tickets: $275.00.Ref: 4
1997*85th Australian Mens Tennis Pete Sampras beats Carlos Moya (62 63 63).Ref: 5
1997 Brunswick World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by John Gant.Ref: 5
2001*The June 8-10 (Arlington) and June 15-17 (Houston) interleague games between the Astros and Rangers will be known as the Lone Star Series. It will be first time ever the two Texan teams have ever played one another during the regular season.Ref: 1
2002*The Mariners trade David Bell to the Giants for infielder Desi Relaford. The veteran third baseman became expendable when Seattle acquired Jeff Cirillo from the Rockies earlier in the off-season.Ref: 1
2003*Super Bowl XXXVII, in San Diego, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48, Oakland Raiders 21. (XDG, p 4A, 1/26/2004)Ref: 83
1689 Jean Racine's "Esther" premieres in Saint-Cyr.Ref: 5
1790*Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna.Ref: 5
1833*Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia" premieres in Milan.Ref: 5
1850*First German-language daily newspaper in US published, New York City NY.Ref: 5
1884*First Dutch Wagner version of Elizabeth aria.Ref: 5
1891*Oscar Wilde's "Duchess of Padua" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1900 Henrik Ibsen's "Naar vi Dode Vaaguer" premieres in Stuttgart.Ref: 5
1905 Arnold Schönberg's "Pelleas und Melissande" premieres in Vienna.Ref: 5
1907 J M Synge's "Playboy of the Western World" opens; police are called.Ref: 5
1911*The Richard Strauss opera "Der Rosenkavalier" premiered in Dresden, Germany.Ref: 17
1922*Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1927*Maxwell Anderson's "Saturday's Children" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1931*Lynn Riggs' "Green Grow the Lilacs" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1934*The Apollo Theatre opened in New York City as a ‘Negro vaudeville theatre’. It became the showplace for many of the great black entertainers, singers, groups and instrumentalists in the country. If you made it... you played it... at the Apollo Theatre.Ref: 4
1939 Filming begins on "Gone With the Wind".Ref: 5
1947 The "Greatest Story Ever Told" is first heard on ABC radio. It was the first radio series to portray the voice of Jesus Christ.Ref: 4
1956*Buddy Holly had his first of three 1956 recording sessions for Decca Records and producer, Owen Bradley, in Nashville. Nothing much came out of those sessions. He formed the group, The Three Tunes (changed later to The Crickets), and went on to find fame and fortune when he hooked up with producer Norman Petty in New Mexico. Holly died in a plane crash near Mason City, IA, February 3, 1959 (“the day the music died”). He was 22. Holly was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.Ref: 4
1957*Bernanos & Poulenc's opera "Dialogue des Carmelites" premieres.Ref: 5
1958*Jack Smith takes over for Art Baker as TV host of "You Asked for It".Ref: 5
1959*Alcoa Presents was seen for the first time on ABC-TV. Later, the show would be renamed One Step Beyond. The program was based on “true events that are strange, frightening and unexplainable in terms of normal human experience.”Ref: 4
1961*"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley peaks to #1.Ref: 5
1962*Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker's "Twist" is impure & bans it from all Catholic schools.Ref: 5
1962*David Diamond's 7th Symphony, premieres in Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1963*"Milk & Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City NY after 543 performances.Ref: 5
1969*"Red, White, & Maddox" opens at Cort Theater New York City NY for 41 performances.Ref: 5
1970*Commissioner Pete Rozelle of the NFL announced that the three major TV networks, NBC, CBS and ABC, had agreed to pay a total of $124,000,000 over four years to televise the National Football League games. CBS carried the NFC games and NBC had the AFC. ABC came in with an idea to broadcast a thing called "Monday Night Football". Few thought it would go over well, but the broadcast soon made believers out of millions of fans.Ref: 4
1970*Pendleton, Ford & Cryer's "Last Sweet Days of Isaac" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1975*Edward Albee's "Seascape" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1976 Israel opens "Good Fence" to Lebanon.Ref: 5
1976*David Mamet's "American Buffalo" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1978 Frank Herbert completes his novel "Destination Void".Ref: 5
1979*"The Dukes of Hazzard" premiers on CBS-TV.Ref: 3
1979*Music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht Netherlands.Ref: 5
1980*175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro!.Ref: 5
1985*42nd Golden Globes Amadeus wins.Ref: 5
1987*14th American Music Award Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie & Alabama.Ref: 5
1988*"Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater New York City NY for 4,000+ performances.Ref: 5
1989*"Black & Blue" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City NY for 829 performances.Ref: 5
1991*"Few Good Men" closes at Music Box Theater New York City NY after 497 performances.Ref: 5
1992*"Little Hotel on the Side" opens at Belasco Theater New York City NY for 41 performances.Ref: 5
1996 "Les Miserables" opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg.Ref: 5
1997*"Ideal Husband" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City NY after 308 performances.Ref: 5
1998*25th American Music Award Spice Girls & Babyface win.Ref: 5
1613*Johann Jakob Wolleb composer, is born.Ref: 5
1667*Henricus Zwaardecroon Governor-General of Netherland-Indies, is born.Ref: 5
1708*William Hayes composer, is born.Ref: 5
1715*Claude Helvetius Paris France, philosopher, is born.Ref: 5
1716*George Sackville Germain first Viscount Sackville, is born.Ref: 5
1722*Prestonpans, is born.Ref: 5
1742*Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers composer, is born.Ref: 5
1748*Emmanuel Aloys Forster composer, is born.Ref: 5
1763*Charles XIV French marshall, king of Sweden & Norway (1818-44), is born.Ref: 5
1770 Alexander Carlyle Moderator of General Assembly, is born.Ref: 5
1771 Jacob Andries van Braam colonial director (Suriname), is born.Ref: 5
1778*Ugo Foscolo Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis), is born.Ref: 5
1781*Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn), is born.Ref: 5
1786*Benjamin Robert Haydon Plymouth, painter (Waiting for The Times), is born.Ref: 5
1804*Eugane "Marie Joseph" Sue France, novelist (Wandering Jew), is born.Ref: 5
1814*Rufus King Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1876, is born.Ref: 5
1816*Lloyd Tilghman Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863, is born.Ref: 5
1826*Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady of U.S., wife of 18th President Ulysses S. Grant, is born.Ref: 4
1828 Johan T Buys Dutch lawyer, is born.Ref: 5
1831*Mary Mapes Dodge New York City NY, writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates), is born.Ref: 5
1846*Benjamin Franklin Keith, American impresario, is born.Ref: 70
1852*Pierre Brazza explorer/colonial administrator (French Africa), is born.Ref: 5
1852*Frederick Corder composer, is born.Ref: 5
1855*Arthur Hervey composer, is born.Ref: 5
1871*Warner Fabian [Samuel H Adams], US journalist/writer (Average Jones), is born.Ref: 5
1872*Julia Morgan, American architect, is born.Ref: 70
1877*Kees van Dongen Netherlands, French painter, is born.Ref: 5
1878*R A Schröcker writer, is born.Ref: 5
1879*Ludovicus H [Lode] Baekelmans Flemish (stage)author (Tille), is born.Ref: 5
1880*Douglas MacArthur, U.S. general in World War I, World War II and Korea, is born in Little Rock AR.Ref: 2
1884*Roy Chapman Andrews US, scientist/explorer, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Edward Sapir Germany, linguist/anthropologist (Indians), is born.Ref: 5
1885*British General Charles "Chinese" Gordon is killed on the palace steps in Khartoum by Sudanese Mahdists in Africa, is born.Ref: 68
1886 Joannes A Veraart Dutch economist/MP (Jews of the Netherlands), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Enrique E Ecker Curaçao, bacteriologist, is born.Ref: 5
1887*Marc A "Pete" Mitscher US Lieutenant-Admiral (WWII-Task Force 58), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Ilya G Ehrenburg Kiev Ukraine, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Frank Costello, American syndicate gangster, is born.Ref: 70
1892*Zara Cully Worcester MA, actress (Mother Jefferson-The Jeffersons), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Bessy Colman, first African American aviator, is born in Atlanta GA.Ref: 68
1899*Wyllis Cooper Pekin IL, TV narrator (Volume One)Ref: 5
1901*Ervin Major composer, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Laurence "Bill" Craigie jet pioneer, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Menno ter Braak Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Romney Brent Saltillo Mexico, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Douglas Evans actor (South Pacific Trail), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Sean MacBride Dublin Ireland, statesman/Amnesty International co-founder (Nobel '74), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Charles Lane San Francisco CA, actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Maria Augusta von Trapp Austria, singer, inspired "Sound of Music", is born.Ref: 5
1905*John Carmel Heenan Essex, cardinal archbishop of Westminster (1963-75), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Marquess of Bath English large landowner/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Eddie Ballantine Chicago IL, orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Henry Cotton English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Stephane Grappelli French jazz violinist, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Elmar Klos Czechoslovakian director (Adrift), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Marijan Lipovsek composer, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Norbert Schultze composer, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Polykarp Kusch US, nuclear physicist Nobel 1955, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Cora Baird New York City NY, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Jimmy Van Heusen (Edward Chester Babcock) Academy Award-winning composer: Swinging on a Star [1944], All the Way [1957], High Hopes [1959], Call Me Irresponsible [1963]; wrote the music to over 75 songs for Frank Sinatra with lyricists Johnny Burke and Sammy Cahn: My Kind of Town, Second Time Around; is born.Ref: 4
1913*William Prince, actor: Destination Tokyo, The Taking of Beverly Hills, The Portrait, Objective Burma!, Spies Like Us; is born in Nichols NY.Ref: 4
1914*Kaye Webb English writer/publisher (Puffin Club), is born.Ref: 5
1915*William Hopper New York City NY, actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Lothar Jensch composer, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Nicolae Ceausescu Romanian President (1967-90), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Derek Bond Glasgow Scotland, actor (Nicholas Nickleby), is born.Ref: 5
1920*John Logan Gorlay journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1921 Akio Morita Kasugaya Japan, CEO (Sony), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Frantisek Chaun composer, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Johannes Driessler composer, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Page (Walter) Cavanaugh pianist: Page Cavanaugh Trio: That’s How Much I Love YouRef: 4
1922*Michael Bentine England, author/comedian (Reluctant Jester), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Anne Jeffreys (Carmichael), North Carolina, actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Warren Frank Benson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Joan Leslie Detroit MI, actress (Sergeant York, High Sierra, Yankee Doodle Dandy), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Paul Newman Cleveland OH, racer/popcorn mogul/actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), is born in Cleveland, OhioRef: 5
1925*David Jenkins Bishop (Durham), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Desmond Cassidi British admiral, is born.Ref: 5
1926 Charles Tidbury former chairman (Whitbread & Company), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Jose Maria Valverde philosopher poet/translator, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Ronnie Hilton singer (Moonraker), is born.Ref: 5
1927*William Redfield New York City NY, actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage), is born.Ref: 5
1927*José Simón Azcona Hoyo President of Honduras (1986-90), is born.Ref: 5
1928*(alleged date) Eartha Kitt singer: singer: C’est Si Bon, Santa Baby; actress: stage play: Faust, film: New Faces of 1952, Boomerang; is born. (Note: Kitt’s birth certificate [found in 1997] lists her actual birthdate as Jan. 17, 1927)Ref: 4
1928*Roger Vadim (Roger Vladimir Plemiannikov) director: Barbarella, Pretty Maids All in a Row, And God Created Woman; is born in France.Ref: 5
1928*Gene Snyder (Representative-R-KY, 1963-65, 67- ), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Philip José Farmer Indiana, science fiction novelist (Riverworld), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Jules Feiffer Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist [1986]; scriptwriter: Carnal Knowledge, Little Murders, Popeye, is born.Ref: 4
1929*M R Turner publisher, is born.Ref: 5
1930 A N Solomons chairman (Singer & Friedlander), is born.Ref: 5
1930 Anne Macfarlane Master (Court of Protection), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Harry "Buddy" Melges Jr Wisconsin, yachter (Olympics-gold/bronze-1964, 72), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Mary Murphy Washington DC, actress (A Man Alone, Maggie-Investigators), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Claude Gray (The Tall Texan) country singer: I’ll Just Have Another Cup of Coffee, My Ears Should Burn, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Christopher Price Director (Leeds Metropolitan U), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Ronald Allison British author/broadcaster, is born.Ref: 5
1932*George H Clements famous African, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Huey "Piano" Smith pianist (Having a Good Time), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Bob (Robert George) Uecker baseball: catcher: Milwaukee Braves, SL Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves; sportscaster; actor: Major League series, is born in Milwaukee WI.Ref: 4
1935*Henry Jordan Emporia VA, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland, Green Bay), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Peter Ronnefeld composer, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Zbigniew Penherski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Noel Harrison London, singer/actor (Mark-Girl from UNCLE), is born.Ref: 5
1937 Gerrit Gerritse Dutch MP (CDA), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Joseph Saidu Momoh General/President (Sierra Leone), is born.Ref: 5
1937*S J B Langdale Headmaster (Shrewsbury School), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Margaret Daly British MEP, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Marshall Lieb rocker (Teddy Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Henry Jaglom London England, actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Scott Glenn Pittsburgh PA, actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft), is born.Ref: 5
1942 Nigel Walmsley chairman (Carlton UK Television), is born.Ref: 5
1942 William McLennan CEO (Central Statistical Office), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Jean Knight vocalist (Mr Big Stuff), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Peter Kenton Winkler composer, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Sherian Grace Cadoria Brigadier General, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Angela Yvonne Davis black activist/professor, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Jacqueline du Pré Oxford England, cellist, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Gene (Eugene Kal) Siskel movie critic; half of Siskel and (Roger) Ebert team: Siskel & Ebert & the Movies; died Feb 20, 1999Ref: 4
1946*Christopher Hampton Azores, playwright (Oviri, Hotel du Lac), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Timothy Clifford director (National Galleries of Scotland), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Patrick Dewaere [Bordeaux], France, actor (Les Valseuses), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Corky Laing rocker (Mountain), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Derek Holt rocker (Climax Blues Band), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Paul Nurse doctor/director-General elect (Imperial Cancer Research Fund), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Jack (Herbert Jackson) Youngblood III Pro Football Hall of Famer: LA Rams defensive end: Super Bowl XIV, is born.Ref: 4
1950*David Strathairn actor (LA Confidential, Eight Men Out), is born.Ref: 5
1950 Jorg Haider Austrian political leader (Austrian Freedom Pary), is born.Ref: 5
1951*David Briggs rock guitarist (Little River Band-Help is on it's Way), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Andy Hummell Memphis TN, rock bassist (Big Star), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Jarmila Kratochvilova Czechoslovakia, 400m/800m runner (women's world record holder, Olympics-silver-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Walt Willey Ottawa IL, actor (Joe Novak-Ryan's Hope, Jackson Montgomery-All My Children), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Mario Runco Jr Bronx NY, Lieutenant-Commander USN/astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Thomas Edward Henderson South Carolina, basketballer (Olympics-silver-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1953 Andrée C van Es Dutch MP (PSP), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Bert Heerink Amsterdam, rock vocalist, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Lucinda Williams singer, is born.Ref: 5
1954*Martin Dunn British editor (Today), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Eddie Van Halen Grammy Award-winning musician: guitar, singer: group: Van Halen: For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge [1991]; owns recording studio: 5150, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Lucia Mendez Mexico, Spanish singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Lisa Boray [Schulte Nordholt], Dutch singer (Lovers Until the End), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Simon Howard English large landowner (Castle Howard), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Eddie Van Halen, Nijmegan Netherlands, rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984), is born.Ref: 68
1958*Anita Baker Toledo OH, singer (Giving You the Best That I Got), is born.Ref: 5
1958*B James Lowry rocker (Boys Band), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Dave Rummells Cedar Rapids IA, Nike golfer (1993 Buick-2nd), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Ellen DeGeneres New Orleans LA, comedienne (Ellen Morgan-Ellen), is born.Ref: 68
1958*Norman Lamont Hassan British reggae musician (UB40-Red Red Wine), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Gary Plummer NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Jeanette Bolden Los Angeles CA, 4x100m runner (Olympics-gold-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Wayne Gretzky Brantford Ontario, Edmonton Oilers/Los Angeles Kings/New York Rangers (NHL MVP 1980-1987), Great One, is born.Ref: 5
1962*Tom Keifer rock guitarist/vocalist (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Jazzie B (Beresford Romeo) rap artist: group: Soul II Soul, is born.Ref: 4
1963*Andrew Ridgeley England, rock guitarist (Wham-Wake Me Up), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Claudia Lonow New York City NY, actress (Diana-Knots Landing), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Allison Hossack Steinbach Manitoba Canada, actress (Olivia-Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Lou Frazier US baseball outfielder (Montréal Expos), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Tim McDonald safety (San Francisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Jeff Branson US baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Katie Peterson-Parker Bethesda MD, LPGA golfer (1995 Oldsmobile-5th), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Tim Pugh Lake Tahoe CA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Eric Davis NFL cornerback (San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Reggie Jordan NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Dan Carlson US baseball pitcher (San Francisco Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Dean Malkoc Vancouver, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Ronald Moore NFL running back (New York Jets, St Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jon Heidenreich WLAF G (Frankfurt Galaxy), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Lamar Mills WLAF DE (Amsterdam Admirals), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Lee Naylor Australian 400m runner (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Min Tang Hunan China, tennis star (1995 Futures-Canberra Australia), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Tracy Middendorf Georgia, actress (Beverly Hills 90210, Carrie-Days of Our Life), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Harrison Houston NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Mark Brook WLAF LB (Rhein Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Tatsuki Katayama hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Tony Ramirez tackle (Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Paul Byrne Australian 800m runner (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Cindy Cesar Miss Mauritius-Universe (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Justin Gimelstob New Jersey, tennis star (1994 doubles USTA Bakersfield), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Reesa Starr Jr, is born.Ref: 5
1997*Pasaye Twins Palatine IL, twin born 92 days after his brother (Oct 26)Ref: 5
1109*Albericus of Cîteaux French saint, dies.Ref: 5
1531*Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die.Ref: 5
1706*Guillaume Poitevin composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1795*Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1798*Christian Gottlob Neefe German organist/composer, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1803*Georg von Pasterwiz composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1823*Edward Jenner, English surgeon; helped develop smallpox vaccination, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1824*Edward Jenner discoverer (vaccination), dies.Ref: 5
1824*Jean-Louis Gericault, French painter and lithographer, dies at age 32.Ref: 70
1844*Horace H Hayden, cofounder of the first dental college, dies.Ref: 93
1849*Thomas Lovell Beddoes English poet (Death's Jest-Book), suicide at 45.Ref: 5
1850*Francis Jeffrey Baron Jeffrey, judge/literary critic, dies.Ref: 5
1855*Gérard de Nerval [Labrunie], French poet/writer, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1870*Cesare Pugni composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1875*Pinkerton agents, hunting Jesse James, kill his 18-year-old half-brother and seriously injure his mother with a bomb.Ref: 2
1879*Julia Cameron, English portrait photographer, dies at age 63.Ref: 70
1885*Edward Davy, English physician, chemist and inventor, dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1886*David Atchison politician: organizer of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad; president pro tempore of the US Senate, president of U .S. for one day [March 4, 1849], the Sunday before Zachary Taylor (refused to be inaugurated on a Sunday) was sworn in; Atchison counties in KS and MO are named for him; dies.Ref: 4
1891*Nicholaus Otto auto pioneer (internal combustion engine), dies.Ref: 5
1893*Abner Doubleday, Civil War General and the man credited with inventing American baseball, dies on his 74th birthday.Ref: 4
1895*Arthur Cayley mathematician, dies.Ref: 5
1904 John P R Tak Dutch liberal politician, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1911*Charles Wentworth Dilke English undersecretary of State, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1920*Amadeo Modigliani's (Italian sculptor/painter) mistress jumps out of a window. Modigliani died the previous day.Ref: 5
1920*Matthias Enzberger German minister of finance, murdered.Ref: 5
1922*Luigi Denza composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1925*Sir James Mackenzie, Scottish cardiologist; pioneer in the study of cardiac arrhythmia, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1931*Jose Graca Aranha, Brazilian novelist and diplomat, dies at age 62.Ref: 70
1932*William Wrigley, Jr., founder of the Wrigley chewing gum empire and owner of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, dies.Ref: 4
1932*British submarine M-2 sinks in Channel (60 dead).Ref: 5
1939*Professor Cristescu Romania's iron guard leader, murdered.Ref: 5
1939*Armand Calinescu Romania's PM, assassinated by the iron guard.Ref: 5
1942 Gerard L F Philips Dutch manufacturer (Philips), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1943*Nikolai Vavilov geneticist, Saratovv labour camp, dies.Ref: 5
1945*Thomas Pendergast, American politician, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1947*KLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die.Ref: 5
1947*Grace Moore US soprano/actress (One Night of Love), dies at 45.Ref: 5
1947*Gustav Adolf crown prince of Sweden, dies in air crash.Ref: 5
1948*Ignaz Friedman composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1949*Victor Fleming director (Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1950*Betsy van den Arend Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1952*Louis van Deyssel Dutch writer (Diary of Franc Rozelaar), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1953*Martinus Nijhoff Dutch poet/translator (spelling), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1954*Carl J Eldh Swedish sculptor, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1962*Charles "Lucky" Luciano New York City NY Mafia gangster, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1962*Fran Lhotka composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1963*(John Siguard) Ole Olsen vaudevillian: team: Olsen & Johnson: Hellzapoppin’; actor: All Over Town, Country Gentlemen; TV host: Fireball Fun-for-All [w/Johnson]; dies.Ref: 4
1965*Ali Mansoer premier of Persia, murdered.Ref: 5
1967*Albert Remy actor (Blows), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1967*Kenneth Thomson actor (White Gold), dies of emphysema at 68.Ref: 5
1973*Edward G. Robinson (Emmanuel Goldenberg) actor: Soylent Green, MacKenna's Gold, The Prize, Key Largo, Double Indemnity, Kid Galahad, Barbary Coast, Little Caesar, Scarlet Street; dies at age 79.Ref: 17
1973*Meijer Sluyser Dutch journalist/commentator (VARA), dies at about 71.Ref: 5
1974*S v Vegesack writer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1974*Wiktor Labunski composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1975*Lubov Orlova actress (Moscow Laughs, Man of Music, Tanya), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1977*Margaret (Maggie) Hayes actress: Omar Khayyam, Blackboard Jungle, Sullivan’s Travels, In Old Colorado, Robert Montgomery Presents; dies at age 61.Ref: 4
1978*Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40.Ref: 5
1978*Leo Genn actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover, Henry V), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1979*Nelson (Aldrich) Rockefeller, oil magnate, US Vice President under Gerald Ford [1974-77], Governor of NY [1958-73]; dies at age 70.Ref: 4
1981*Constance M. K. Applebee, English athlete, dies at age 107.Ref: 70
1983*Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant football coach: University of AL: the winningest coach in college football [323 wins, 85 losses, 17 ties in 25 years]; dies in Alabama at age 69.Ref: 4
1985*William David Ormsby-Harlech, British ambassador to the US 1961-65, confidant of JFK, dies.Ref: 68
1985*James Cameron journalist, dies.Ref: 5
1989 Paul Daels Flemish chairman (IJzerbedevaart committee), dies.Ref: 5
1989*Stéphane Steinier Belgian journalist, kidnapped & murdered.Ref: 5
1990 FHP "Boy" Trip Dutch minister, dies.Ref: 5
1990*Lewis Mumford, US social critic, philosopher and author, dies in Armenia NY at age 94. (TWA, 1991)Ref: 95
1991*Johnny van Doorn Dutch writer/poet, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1992*Okke Jager Dutch theologist/writer/poet, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1992*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; dies at age 80.Ref: 4
1993 Axel Von Dem Bussche German aristocrat, dies.Ref: 5
1993*Jan Gies Dutch resistance fighter (helped Anne Frank), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1993*Robert Jacobsen Danish sculptor (large iron sculptures), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1995 Bernardo Leighton Chilean politician (1964-70), dies.Ref: 5
1995*Geoffrey Penwill Parsons Australian/British piano accompanist, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1995*Louis Heren journalist, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1995*Vic Buckingham English soccer player/trainer (Ajax), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1996*David Schultz wrestler (Olympics-Gold-84), killed by John Du Pont.Ref: 5
1996*Harold Brodkey writer, dies of AIDS at age 65.Ref: 5
1996*Henry Jay Lewis conductor, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1997*Margaret Hesse princess of Hesse/the Rhine, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1997 Sarah Lucas theatre Administrator, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1998*S P Leary Texan Blues drummer (Muddy Waters), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1998*Shinichi Suzuki music teacher (Suzuki Method), dies at 99.Ref: 5
1998*Walter Edmonds writer (Drums Along the Mohawk), dies at 93Ref: 5
2000*Tennis great Don Budge dies in Scranton PA, at age 84.Ref: 70
2000*Don Budge tennis champion: Australian Open [1938], French Open [1938], Wimbledon [1937, 1938, 1939], U.S. Open [1937, 1938]; dies.Ref: 4
2001*A devastating 7.9 earthquake hit the Indian subcontinent, killing more than 13,000 people.Ref: 70
2001*Al McGuire Basketball Hall of Famer: New York Knicks, Baltimore Bullets, Marquette University coach: Coach of the Year [1971, 1974], Belmont Abbey College coach; college color sportscaster for NBC; dies.Ref: 4

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