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

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506 King Alarik II of Visigoten delegates Lex Romania Visigothorum out.Ref: 5
1032*Koenraad II succeeds Rudolf III as king of Bourgundy.Ref: 5
1119*Guido di Borgogna elected Pope Callistus II.Ref: 69
1550*English Edward Seymour duke of Somerset, freed.Ref: 5
1626*Charles I is crowned King of England.Ref: 2
1653*New Amsterdam becomes a city (later New York NY).Ref: 5
1659*South African wine first made writes Jan Van Riebeeck, leader of Dutch settlers 7 yrs. after arrival.Ref: 10
1709*British sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being marooned on the desert island of Juan Fernandez for 5 years, his story inspires "Robinson Crusoe".Ref: 5
1732*King Frederik Willem I moves Lutherans towards East-Prussia.Ref: 5
1742*British Walpole government resigns.Ref: 5
1776*Excerpts from Thomas Paine's pamphlet Common Sense are printed in the Virginia Gazette. 
1798*Federal St Theater, Boston, becomes first in US destroyed by fire.Ref: 5
1801*(Burr) Aaron Burr's daughter, Theodosia, is married to Joseph Alston of Charleston, SC, of which State he was soon to become Governor. Ref 
1802*The first leopard to be exhibited in the United States is shown by Othello Pollard in Boston, MA (admission 25¢).Ref: 4
1829*Madman Jonathan Martin sets York Cathedral afire, does £60,000 damage.Ref: 5
1831*Gregory XVI is elected Pope.Ref: 69
1843*US & British settlers in Oregon Country choose governmental committee.Ref: 5
1848*The first shipload of Chinese arrive in San Francisco.Ref: 5
1854*Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the persecution of Armenians".Ref: 5
1870*Jonathan Jasper becomes the first African American justice of a state supreme court. (XDG, p 4A, 2/2/2001)Ref: 83
1870 The press agencies Havas, Reuter and Wolff sign an agreement whereby between them they can cover the whole world.Ref: 2
1870 The "Cardiff Giant," supposedly the petrified remains of a human discovered in Cardiff, N.Y., was revealed to be nothing more than carved gypsum.Ref: 70
1880 The first electric streetlight was installed in Wabash, Indiana. The city paid the Brush Electric Light Company of Cleveland, Ohio, $100 to install a light on the top of the courthouse.Ref: 3
1880*SS Strathleven arrives in London with 1st successful shipment of frozen mutton from AustraliaRef: 5
1881*The first formal church youth organization was established in the Williston Congregational Church in Portland, Maine, by the Rev. Francis E. Clark, 29. Originally called "Christian Endeavor," it became the prototype of the modern denominational "youth fellowship."Ref: 5
1882*Knights of Columbus, fraternal benefit association founded in New Haven CT.Ref: 17
1894*US warship Kearsarge wrecked on Roncador Reef, near Solomon Island.Ref: 5
1897*Fire destroyed the PA state capitol in Harrisburg. (A new statehouse was dedicated on the same site nine years later.)Ref: 70
1901*Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization.Ref: 5
1906*(Shipp) The Nashville Banner publishes an interview with Ed Johnson in which he protests his innocense. Shepherd and Thomas meet with their client for the first time in a Nashville jail.Ref: 87
1906*St Pius X encyclical against separation of church & state.Ref: 5
1913*NYC's Grand Central Terminal opens.Ref: 5
1914*Cub Scouts founded.Ref: 10
1916*U.S. Senate votes independence for Philippines, effective in 1921.Ref: 2
1919 Monarchist riot in Portugal.Ref: 5
1920*Estonia declares its Independence from Russia (Dorpat Peace).Ref: 5
1920*France occupies (German) Memel territory.Ref: 5
1920 Tarto/Dorpat peace treaty USSR recognizes Estonian independence.Ref: 5
1921*Airmail service opens between New York and San Francisco.Ref: 2
1923*Gasoline mixed with Tetraethyl lead was first sold to the public at a roadside gas station in Dayton, Ohio, owned by Willard Talbott. Coined “ethyl gasoline” by Charles Kettering of General Motors, the blend was discovered by General Motors laboratory technician Thomas Midgley to beneficially alter the combustion rate of gasoline.Ref: 3
1923*US signs friendship treaty with Central American countries.Ref: 5
1925*Dogsleds reach Nome with emergency diphtheria serum after 1000-km.Ref: 5
1925*Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism & socialism.Ref: 5
1931*First use of a rocket to deliver mail (Austria).Ref: 5
1931 First siyyum of Talmud celebrated by Daf Yomi students.Ref: 5
1932*Clyde Barrow is released from jail for some petty thefts.Ref: 47
1932*Al Capone sent to prison (Atlanta GA).Ref: 5
1932 Geneva disarmament conference begins with 60 countries.Ref: 5
1932 Reconstruction Finance Corp organized.Ref: 5
1933*Two days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves Parliament.Ref: 5
1933*Göring bans communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany.Ref: 5
1934*Alfred Rosenberg is made philosophical chief of the Nazi Party.Ref: 2
1934*Dutch Roman Catholic Bishops warn against fascism/Nazism.Ref: 5
1935 Leonard Keeler conducted a test of the polygraph -- lie detector -- machine in Portage, WI. It marked the first time that one of the mysterious boxes was used.Ref: 4
1939 Hungary breaks relations with the Soviet Union.Ref: 2
1948*The United States and Italy sign a pact of friendship, commerce and navigation.Ref: 2
1948*President Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program.Ref: 5
1949*Golfing champion Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident.Ref: 5
1950*(Rosenberg) British security agents arrested Klaus Fuchs after an investigation based on an FBI tip derived from Soviet telegrams decrypted and decoded by the Army Signals Agency with FBI investigative assistance; these decrypted, decoded cables are known collectively under the codename Venona.Ref: 14
1951*-35ºF (-37ºC), Greenburg, Indiana (state record until 1994).Ref: 5
1951*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1954*President Eisenhower reports detonation of first H-bomb (done in 1952).Ref: 5
1954*Snow falls on Gibraltar.Ref: 5
1957*UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt.Ref: 5
1958 Syria joins Egypt in United Arab Republic.Ref: 5
1959*Arlington and Norfolk, Va., peacefully desegregate public schools.Ref: 2
1960*The U.S. Senate approves 23rd Amendment calling for a ban on the poll tax.Ref: 2
1961*The 600 passengers of a hijacked Portuguese ocean liner, the "Santa Maria," were allowed to disembark in Brazil.Ref: 6
1961 Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1962*Nedelya, a supplement of the Soviet newspaper Izvestia, claimed that, “ is an old Russian game.”Ref: 4
1962*8 of 9 planets align for first time in 400 years.Ref: 5
1962*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1964*GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy.Ref: 5
1967 Bolivia adopts its constitution.Ref: 5
1968*Springer Publishers in West Berlin, bombed.Ref: 5
1973*James R Schlesinger becomes director of the CIA (until July).Ref: 5
1973*Richath Helms, ends term as 8th director of CIA.Ref: 5
1974*Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary".Ref: 5
1976*Mrs John (Mary Jo) Morrow and Mrs Harvey (Gladys) Johnson reign as Bicentennial Queens. (XDG, p 5B, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1977*Radio Shack officially begins creating the TRS-80 computer.Ref: 5
1978*U.S. Jewish leaders bar a meeting with Egypt's Anwar Sadat.Ref: 2
1980*Reports surfaced that the FBI had conducted a sting operation targeting members of Congress using phony Arab businessmen in what became known as "Abscam," a codename protested by Arab-Americans.Ref: 70
1983*Chicago Archbishop Joseph L Bernardin is among 18 new cardinals invested.Ref: 5
1986*Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India.Ref: 5
1986*Oscar Arias Sanchez elected President of Costa Rica.Ref: 5
1987*Largest steel strike in American history, in progress since August, ends.Ref: 2
1987 Philippines adopts constitution.Ref: 5
1989*0ºF (-18ºC) or below in 15 US states.Ref: 5
1989 F[rederik] W[illem] de Klerk replaces Botha as South Africa's Nationalist Party leader.Ref: 5
1990*Marina Ogilvy (daughter of English princess Alexandra) weds Paul Mowatt.Ref: 5
1990*South Africa's President F[rederik] W[illem] de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes African National Congress & 60 other political organizations.Ref: 5
1991*US postage is raised from 25¢ to 29¢.Ref: 5
1993*Frito Lay pays court ordered $2,500,000 to Tom Waits for using his song, "Step Right Up".Ref: 5
1996*Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA.Ref: 5
1997*The government released statistics showing deaths from AIDS fell by almost half during the first half of 1997, a decrease attributed to increased use of powerful combinations of medicines.Ref: 70
1998 Daniel Baldwin hospitalized in New York NY for cocaine overdose.Ref: 5
1999*A federal jury in Portland OR orders abortion foes who had created "wanted" posters and a web site listing the names and addresses of "baby butchers" to pay $107M in damages; the defendants promised to appeal. (As of this writing, the case is before the US Supreme Court.) (XDG, p 4A, 2/02/2004)Ref: 83
1494*Columbus begins the practice using Indians as slaves.Ref: 2
1536*The Argentine city of Buenos Aires was founded by Pedro de Mendoza of Spain.Ref: 70
1811*First Russian settlers land at Bodega Bay near San Francisco and establish Fort Ross fur-trading post.Ref: 5
1852*The first British public men's toilet opens (Fleet St London).Ref: 5
1865*Confederate raider William Quantrill and his bushwackers rob citizens, burn a railroad depot and steal horses from Midway, Kentucky.Ref: 2
1869*James Oliver invents the removable tempered steel plow blade.Ref: 5
1892*Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore, MD).Ref: 5
1946 The first Buck Rogers atomic pistol was made -- for the annual American Toy Fair. The suggested retail price for this clever little toy of destruction was 89 cents.Ref: 4
1971*The project that produces the HP-35 calculator, the calculator that replaced the slide rule, beginsRef: 62
1977*Burn up of Salyut 4 Space Station (USSR).Ref: 5
1995*Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins became the first woman space-shuttle pilot this day as the space shuttle Discovery (STS-63) blasted off from Cape Kennedy, Florida.Ref: 4
962*Otto I invades Italy and is crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope John XII.Ref: 2
1141 Battle at Lincoln King Stephen captured.Ref: 5
1461*2nd battle of St Alban's-Lancastrians defeat Yorkists.Ref: 5
1808*French forces occupy Rome. Pius VII refuses to join Napoleon's Continental system.Ref: 10
1848*Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican War; US acquires Texas, California, New Mexico & Arizona for $15 million.Ref: 17
1864*Cruise of CSS Florida.Ref: 5
1878 Greece declares war on Turkey.Ref: 5
1901 Mexican government troops are badly beaten by Yaqui Indians.Ref: 2
1942*The US begins observing year-round daylight saving as part of the war effort.  
1942*Registration of enemy aliens began. FBI also started random search-and-seizure raids at the homes and businesses of Japanese aliens. Gen. DeWitt and Thomas C. Clark met with Gov. Olson to brief him on plans to evacuate enemy aliens from the West Coast. The governor said removing the Japanese from California might mean the troublesome necessity of importing large numbers of Negro and Mexican laborers. Gov. Olson wanted ten days to study the problem and come up with an alternative plan.Ref: 37
1942*Japanese invade Java in the Dutch East Indies. 
1942*Los Angeles Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans.Ref: 5
1942*US auto factories switch from commercial to war production.Ref: 5
1943*The remainder of Nazi forces from the Battle of Stalingrad surrendered in a major victory for the Soviets in World War II. (Go to article.)Ref: 70
1944*The Germans stop an Allied attack at Anzio, Italy.Ref: 2
1944*4th US marine division conquerors Roi, Marshall Islands.Ref: 5
1944*Allied troops first set foot on Japanese territory.Ref: 5
1945*President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill departed Malta for the summit in Yalta with Soviet leader Josef Stalin. (XDG, p 4A, 2/02/2004)Ref: 83
1945*Some 1,200 Royal Air Force planes blast Wiesbaden and Karlsruhe.Ref: 2
1945*Escape attempt at Mauthausen concentration camp.Ref: 5
1971 Idi Amin assumes power in Uganda following a coup that ousted President Milton Obote.Ref: 70
1975 Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea Ethiopia.Ref: 5
1982 Government troops & Moslem-fundamentalists battle in Hamah Syria.Ref: 5
1984 Lebanese army fight in Beirut.Ref: 5
1876*The National League is officially formed with teams located in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia and St. LouisRef: 1
1892*Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby.Ref: 5
1900*Six cities, Boston, Detroit, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Chicago and St. Louis agree to form baseball's American League.Ref: 2
1912*Frederick R Law, parachutes from Statue of Liberty (stunt for Pathe).Ref: 5
1913*Jim Thorpe signed a pro baseball contract with the New York (baseball) Giants this day. And, if you will allow a little digression, here is some interesting history regarding Jim's transition from amateur to professional athlete. Thorpe had run into problems at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden. He was stripped of his gold medals for his pentathlon and decathlon victories when, somehow, Olympic officials learned that he had received what could be considered a pittance for playing pro baseball ... well, it was really semiprofessional baseball ... in North Carolina. Therefore, they determined that Thorpe was not an amateur and was not eligible to compete in the Olympic Games. In 1982, the decision was reversed and Jim Thorpe was honored as the record holder for the 1912 events, and co-winner with those who had received the original gold. The following year, the gold medals were finally presented to his family (30 years after his death).Ref: 4
1924 International Ski Federation (FIS) founded.Ref: 5
1925*NL holds Golden Jubilee Year meeting at same hotel where NL began.Ref: 5
1926 3 men dance the Charleston for 22½ hours.Ref: 5
1936*Honus Wagner joins Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson in being elected by the baseball writers as the first players to enter the new Baseball Hall of Fame. The actual induction ceremony doesn't take place until June 12, 1939.Ref: 86
1943*Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest.Ref: 5
1944*Baseball meets in New York NY to discuss postwar action.Ref: 5
1954*Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 points in basketball game.Ref: 5
1958*Fay Crocker win LPGA Havana Biltmore Golf Open.Ref: 5
1959*“Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.” Famous words from Vince Lombardi, head coach of the Green Bay Packers, who, on this day, signed a five-year contract with the club that made the ‘green-and-yellow’ a team of destiny in the 1960s.Ref: 4
1960 Michale Eufemia sinks 625 balls in pool match without a miss.Ref: 5
1962*First pole vault over 16' (4.88 meter) (John Uelses-16¼', Milrose Games).Ref: 5
1964*Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1964*Sjoukje Dijkstra (Netherlands) win Olympics gold for figure skating.Ref: 5
1967*A second professional basketball league was formed by representatives of the NBA: the American Basketball Association.Ref: 4
1969*Stan Coveleski & Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1970*‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich scored 49 points for Louisiana State University against Mississippi State. Maravich became the first collegiate player to score over 3,000 career points. Maravich went on to become a star for the, then, New Orleans Jazz (now, Utah Jazz). Sadly, Maravich died of a heart attack (Jan. 5, 1988), after collapsing during a pickup three-on-three game, in a California gym.Ref: 4
1972*Former AL president William Harridge, Lefty Gomez and Ross Youngs are selected by the Special Veterans Committee to be enshrined in Cooperstown.Ref: 1
1972*The Winter Olympics begin in Sapporo, Japan.Ref: 2
1974*Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavaliers vs Golden State-1,641).Ref: 5
1975*Donna Caponi Young win LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1975 US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill.Ref: 5
1975 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr.Ref: 5
1976*Umpire Cal Hubbard becomes the first person to be elected to both the baseball and football Halls of Fame; he along with Roger Connor and Fred Lindstrom were selected by the Special Veterans Committee.Ref: 1
1977*Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL record for a defenseman.Ref: 5
1980*The U.S. Hockey Team won its “Do you believe in miracles?” gold medal. Final score: U.S. 4, Finland 2.Ref: 4
1984*Ralph Sampson, one of the Houston Rockets ‘Twin Towers’, was named Rookie of the Month in the National Basketball Association. To earn the honor, Sampson averaged 24.4 points, 12 rebounds and 2.43 blocked shots per game during the month of January. In addition, Sampson became the only rookie (up to that time) to be named to the NBA’s All-Star Game.Ref: 4
1985 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano.Ref: 5
1986*After returning from a three year absence due to a knee injury, Dennis Leonard announces his retirement. The former three-time twenty game winner was 8-13 with an ERA of 4.44 in his comeback attempt with the Royals.Ref: 1
1986*Ayako Okamoto win LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1986*NFL Pro Bowl NFC beats AFC 28-24.Ref: 5
1987*The Braves trade Craig McMurty to the Blue Jays for second baseman Damaso Garcia and pitcher Luis Leal.Ref: 1
1987*Dennis Leonard, after four knee operations, decided to retire from professional baseball. Leonard, 35, was a three-time 20-game winner.Ref: 4
1989*Yankee broadcaster Bill White is elected NL president making him the highest ranking black official in U.S. professional sports.Ref: 1
1991*New Hampshire snaps its 32-game losing streak at home beating Holy Cross, 72-56.Ref: 5
1992*Colleen Walker win Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1992*Danny Everett runs world record 400 meter indoor (45.02 seconds).Ref: 5
1992 Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500 meter freestyle (14 minutes 32.40 seconds).Ref: 5
1992*NFL Pro Bowl NFC beats AFC 21-15.Ref: 5
1993*Irina Privalova runs world record 50 meter indoor (6.05 seconds).Ref: 5
1997*Mark O'Meara wins Pebble Beach National Golf Pro-am.Ref: 5
1997*NFL Pro Bowl AFC beats NFC 26-23 (OT).Ref: 5
1997*Royal Caribbean Senior Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1999*Padre Greg Vaughn becomes the first player in major league history to hit 50 HRs in a season and then be traded; the slugging outfielder is dealt to the Reds along with Mark Sweeney for Reggie Sanders, Damian Jackson and Josh Harris.Ref: 1
2001*It will take approximately seven more feet to hit a HR at Camden Yards this season as a result of the Orioles moving home plate. The new alignment of the field will also cut down the amount of foul territory available with the foul poles being almost flush against the left- and right-field corners.Ref: 1
2003*Red Sox Manager Grady Little, knuckleballer Tim Wakefield and first-base coach Dallas Williams appear at the Atrium Mall in Newton modeling the team's new look, including solid red socks. The Red Sox socks have had very little red in recent years and haven't been totally red for over fifty years.Ref: 1
2003*The American Football Conference defeats the National Football Conference in the NFL Pro Bowl, 45-20. (XDG, p 4A, 2/02/2004)Ref: 83
1602 First performance of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare at London's Middle Temple.Ref: 10
1633 M Rossi's opera "Erminia sul Giordano" premieres in Rome.Ref: 5
1637 Zorilla's "El más Impropio Verdugo Para Las" premieres in Madrid.Ref: 5
1714 Nicholas Rowe's "tragedy of Jane Shore" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1731 Georg F Händels opera "Poro" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1762 Thomas Arnes opera "Artaxerxes" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1795*Joseph Haydns 102nd Symphony in B, premieres.Ref: 5
1823*Rossini's opera "Semiramide" premieres in Venice.Ref: 5
1852 Alexandre Dumas Jr's "Le Dame aux Camélias" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1863*Samuel Langhorne Clemens decides to use the pseudonym Mark Twain for the first time.Ref: 4
1870*Mark Twain, 34, marries Olivia Langdon in Elmira NY.Ref: 5
1893*The Edison Studio of West Orange, NJ made history. The motion picture studio, named and operated by Thomas Edison, filmed the first motion picture close-up. It was a doozy ... a shot of comedian Fred Ott sneezing.Ref: 4
1900*Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1904 US blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey.Ref: 5
1909 Italian writer Marinetti publishes Futurist Manifest in Paris.Ref: 5
1914*James Royce Shannon's musical "Shameen Dhu" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1922 James Joyce's "Ulysses" published in Paris (1,000 copies).Ref: 5
1927*Harry Tierney/Joseph McCarthy's "Rio Rita" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1927*Ziegfeld Theater (Loew's Ziegfeld) opens at 6th Ave & 54th St New York NY.Ref: 5
1933 Ucicky's "Rotten Morning" premieres in Berlin.Ref: 5
1937*Guy Lombardo and his orchestra recorded one of Guy’s most famous tunes. Boo Hoo was waxed on Victor Records and became one of the group’s all-time great hits.Ref: 4
1940*Frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indpls (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra).Ref: 5
1944*Edward Chodorov's "Decision" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1946*"Nellie Bly" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances.Ref: 5
1946 The Mutual Broadcasting System presented Twenty Questions for the first time on radio. Bill Slater was the master of ceremonies. The show moved to television in 1949.Ref: 4
1950*1st broadcast of "What's My Line," on CBS-TV.Ref: 5
1950*"Arms & the Girl" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 134 performances.Ref: 5
1955*First Presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC.Ref: 5
1956*Coasters sign with Atlantic Records.Ref: 5
1957*Elizabeth Taylor marries her third husband Michael Todd.Ref: 24
1957*"Candide" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances.Ref: 5
1958 Radio’s last big serial debuted on CBS. Frontier Gentleman began a brief run. Starring in the role of J.B. Kendall was John Dehner.Ref: 4
1959*Buddy Holly's last performance.Ref: 5
1959*The Coasters tune, Charlie Brown, was released. The tune went to #2 and stayed there for three weeks, but didn’t make it to the top spot of the charts. A catchy song (“Fee fee fi fi fo fo fum. I smell smoke in the auditorium...”), it was on the charts for a total of 12 weeks. And what song was at number one, preventing Charlie Brown from reaching the top, you ask? Venus, by Frankie Avalon.Ref: 4
1963*Fiction: Pebbles Flintstone fictional character on "The Flintstones", is born.Ref: 5
1963*Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of the undercard).Ref: 5
1965 Joe Ortons "Loot" premieres in Brighton.Ref: 5
1972 Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1973*"Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV.Ref: 5
1974*Barbra Streisand's first #1 hit, "The Way We Were".Ref: 5
1976*"Honeymooners Second Honeymoon" airs on TV.Ref: 5
1976*"Rich Little Show" debuts on NBC-TV.Ref: 5
1982*"Late Night with David Letterman" premieres on NBC.Ref: 5
1984*8th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards.Ref: 5
1986*"Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 performances.Ref: 5
1987 In a poll conducted by People magazine, readers selected Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant as their favorite, all-time acting greats.Ref: 4
1992*IRS & Willie Nelson settle on $9 million tax bill (of $16.7 million).Ref: 5
1993*The U.S. Internal Revenue Service agreed to accept nine million dollars from singer Willie Nelson to settle his $17-million tax debt. And the Feds said they would take proceeds from sales of Nelson’s “Who’ll Buy My Memories? - The IRS Tapes”, plus any judgment he might get in a lawsuit against his former accountant.Ref: 4
1995*"Moliere Comedies" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 56 performances.Ref: 5
1997*"Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" closes at Gershwin NYC.Ref: 5
2338*Fiction: Data, android character on Star Trek Next Generation, is born (activated).Ref: 5
1208*King James I of Aragon, the Conqueror, is born.Ref: 17
1502*Damiao de Góis Portuguese humanist scholar, is born.Ref: 5
1522*Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician, is born.Ref: 70
1583*Anna Roemers Visscher Dutch poetess, is born.Ref: 5
1595*Jacob van Campen painter/architect (New Church, Amsterdam), is born.Ref: 5
1600*Gabriel Naudé France, librarian (Mazarin Library), is born.Ref: 5
1649*Benedict XIII [Pierfrancesco Orsini], Italy, 245th pope (1724-30), is born.Ref: 5
1650*Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn English actress/mistress of King Charles II, is born.Ref: 5
1669*Louis Marchand composer, is born.Ref: 5
1714*Gottfried August Homilius composer, is born.Ref: 5
1748*Christian Gottfried Thomas composer, is born.Ref: 5
1754*Charles Maurice de Tallyrand-Perigord, minister of foreign affairs for Napoleon I, who represented France brilliantly at the Congress of Vienna, is born.Ref: 2
1773*Vincenc Tomas Vaclav Tucek composer, is born.Ref: 5
1780*Johannes van den Bosch Governor-General (Netherlands East Indies), is born.Ref: 5
1802*Jean-Baptiste Boussingault French chemist, is born.Ref: 5
1803*Albert Sidney Johnston General (Confederate Army), mortally wounded at Shiloh in 1862, is born.Ref: 5
1804*Leopold Eugen Mechura composer, is born.Ref: 5
1813*József Eötvös Hungarian Minister of Education (1848), is born.Ref: 5
1815*Nathaniel Collins McLean Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1905, is born.Ref: 5
1817*John Glover English chemist (sulfuric acid), is born.Ref: 5
1817*Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura composer, is born.Ref: 5
1820*Hans E Schack Danish politician/writer (Phantasterne), is born.Ref: 5
1827*Abner Monroe Perrin Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1827*Oswald Aschenbach German painter, is born.Ref: 5
1835*Luigi Manzotti Milano, ballet choreographer, is born.Ref: 5
1840*Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray composer, is born.Ref: 5
1844*Leander Schlegel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1847*Jules François Blasini Curaçaos pianist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1850*Carel V Gerritsen Dutch free thinker, is born.Ref: 5
1852*Hâmid Abdülhak Istanbul, Turkish romantic poet/playwright, is born.Ref: 5
1852*Teunis Stoel actor/director (Small Theater, Rotterdam), is born.Ref: 5
1856*Makar Grigori Ekmalyan composer, is born.Ref: 5
1857*Jan Six Dutch art historian/art collector, is born.Ref: 5
1859*Havelock Ellis US physician/sexologist (Psychology of Sex), is born.Ref: 5
1861 Solomon R Guggenheim philanthropist (died aboard the Titanic), is born.Ref: 5
1861*Mehmed VI Vahideddin last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22), is born.Ref: 5
1873 Freiherr Konstantin von Neurath German Secretary of State (1932-38), is born.Ref: 5
1873 Johan P Earl van Limburg Stirum Dutch diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1873*Leopold Fall Austria, operetta composer (Dollar Princess), is born.Ref: 5
1875*Annette Kolb German/French author (Small Fanfare), is born.Ref: 5
1875*Fritz Kreisler, violin virtuoso/composer: Caprice Viennois, Tambourin Chinois, Liebesfreud, La Gitana; is born in Vienna, Austria.Ref: 4
1878*Christian Gauss educator/writer (Phi Beta Kappa award namesake), is born.Ref: 5
1881*Karl Frederick pistol champion (Olympics-gold-1920), is born.Ref: 5
1882*James Joyce poet, author: Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Finnegan’s Wake, Chamber Music; is born near Dublin Ireland.Ref: 4
1882*James Stephens Irish poet (Crock of Gold), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin composer, is born.Ref: 5
1884*S Z Sakall Budapest Hungary, actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca), is born.Ref: 5
1884 Julis Deutsch Austria politician/General Spanish Republican Army, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Aldo Palazzeschi [Giurlani], Italian writer (I cavalli bianchi), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Kurt Baschwitz German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und), is born.Ref: 5
1886*William R Benét writer, is born.Ref: 5
1888*Candelario Huizar composer, is born.Ref: 5
1888*Frank Lloyd Scotland, actor/director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French General (Indo-China), is born.Ref: 68
1890*Charles Correll creator with Freeman Gosden of: Amos ’n’ Andy; voice of Andy (Brown) on radio; is born.Ref: 4
1890*Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny French General (Indo-China), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Frank Foyston NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Antonio Segni premier/president (Italy), is born.Ref: 5
1895*George Halas Pro Football Hall of Famer: Chicago Bears owner/coach: 40 seasons, seven NFL titles, 324 coaching wins; pioneer of the National Football League: only person associated with NFL throughout first 50 years; is born.Ref: 4
1896*Jane Wilde writer, is born.Ref: 5
1898*Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar Dutch actress (Theatre De la Mar), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Benny Rubin Boston MA, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show)Ref: 5
1900*Asa Smith Bushnell Jr Springfield OH, Secretary of US Olympics (1945-65), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Connie Gilchrist Brooklyn NY, actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Jascha Heifetz Vilna Lithuania, Russian-born US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Tyra Ryman Arboga Sweden, actress (Peter the Tramp), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Frank McGrath Mound City MO, actor (Wagon Train), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Buzurg Alavi Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Jose Enrique Pedreira composer, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Ayn Rand (Alissa Rosenbaum), writer (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Jean-Pierre Guerlain cosmetics pioneer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Gale Gordon (Charles Aldrich) actor: The Lucy Show, The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour, My Little Margie, Our Miss Brooks; is born in Los Angeles CA.Ref: 4
1907*Bernardas Brazdzionis Lithuania, poet/editor/critic, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Cal Tinney Oklahoma, comedian (Stop Me If You Heard This One), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Anita Garvin actress (Swiss Miss, Blotto, Charlatan, Hats Off), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Pavel Sivic composer, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Renzo Rossellini Italian composer, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Franc Albertson Fergus Falls MN, actor (Psycho, Alice Adams), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Charlotte Auerbach computer Pioneer/Mathematician, is born.Ref: 5
1910 Hendrik H K Beernink Dutch politician (CHU), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Jean-Jacques Grunenwald French organist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Johan J "Jussi" Björling Swedish tenor, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Stefan Schnabel German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Burton Lane (Levy) composer: How Are Things in Glocca Morra, That Old Devil Moon, Look to the Rainbow, How About You, I Hear Music, Come Back to Me, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, How Could You Believe Me?; Broadway musicals: Finian’s Rainbow [collaboration with Yip Harburg], On a Clear Day You Can See Forever [collaboration with Alan Jay Lerner] contributed songs to over 30 films: Babes on Broadway, Royal Wedding, Ship Ahoy, St. Louis Blues; credited with discovering Judy Garland; is born.Ref: 4
1915*Evert Werkman Dutch journalist (Het Parool), is born.Ref: 5
1915 Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat, author, is born.Ref: 17
1918*Hella [S Lelyveld-]Haasse Dutch author (Cider for Poor People), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Allie Reynolds New York Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07)), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa Swiss vocalist, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Bonita Granville New York NY, actress (Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Smith Ft Worth TX, gossip columnist (New York Daily News, NBC-TV), is born.Ref: 5
1923*James (Lafayette) Dickey, Atlanta GA, author/poet/actor (Deliverance), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Peter Fowler physicist, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Red (Albert Fred) Schoendienst Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman: SL Cardinals [World Series: 1946/all-star: 1946, 1948-1955], NY Giants, Milwaukee Braves [World Series: 1957, 1958/all-star: 1957]; hit .300 or better on seven occasions; coach, manager: SL Cardinals: guided Cardinals twice to World Series, is born.Ref: 4
1924*Tine Balder [Clementine AL Cobbaut], Flemish actress (Antigone), is born.Ref: 5
1925*David Abell Wood priest, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Michel Paul Philippot composer, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Elaine Stritch Emmy Award-winning actress: Point of View/Law and Order [1993]; Three Violent People, Providence, September, Company; singer: The Ladies Who Lunch, is born.Ref: 4
1926*Elaine Stritch Detroit MI, actress (My Sister Eileen, Company), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Miguel Cardinal Obando y Bravo first Cent American cardinal (Nicaragua), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Valéry Giscard d'Estaing President of France (1974-81), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Wanda Lewis Struther OH, actress (This is Music, Paul Dixon Show), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Nydia M E Ecury Arubian poet/actress (Kantika pa Mama Tera), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Stan Getz Philadelphia PA, jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey), is born.Ref: 5
1927 Friedrich K Flick German industrialist, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Richard Ray (Representative-D-GA, 1983- ), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Richard Vance Maxfield composer, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Herb Kaplow news reporter: ABC-TV NewsRef: 4
1928*Howard Caine Nashville TN, actor (Californians), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Alan Fluck musical educationalist, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Luigi Ciriaco De Mita PM of Italy (1988-89), is born.Ref: 5
1928 Elaine Stritch is born.Ref: 10
1929*Reiner Bredemeyer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Andreas "Andries" van Agt Dutch premier (CDA, 1977-82), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Robert Mandan Clever MO, actor (Chester-Soap, James-3's a Crowd), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Arthur Lyman jazz musician: vibraphone: Yellow Bird; played w/Martin Denny Orchestra; is born.Ref: 4
1934*[Clyde] Skip Batten Los Angeles CA, rocker (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Martina Arroyo New York NY, operatic soprano (New York Met), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Tom Smothers New York NY, comedian (Smother Brother Show, Serial), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Rachel English London, author (My first 500), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Alan "Tea" Caddy rock guitarist (Tornados-Globetrotter), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Thomas M[ichael] Disch US, sci-fi author (The Man Who Had No Idea, Genocides, 102 H-Bombs), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Serge Alexandrovich Tcherepnin composer, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Graham Nash (of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) is born in Lancashire, England.Ref: 5
1942*Barry Diller founder (Fox-TV), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Bo Hopkins actor: The Wild Bunch, American Graffiti, The Rockford Files, Dynasty, The Innocent and the Damned, Doc Elliot, is born in Greenville SC.Ref: 4
1943*Peter MacBeth rocker (Foundations), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Andrew Davis Ashbridge England, conductor (New Philharmonic Orchestra-London), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Katherine Crawford Los Angeles CA, actress (Gemini Man, Captains & the Kings), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Ursula Oppens New York NY, pianist/co-founder (Speculum Musicae-NYC), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Ronnie Goodson rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Howard Bellamy Darby FL, vocalist (Bellamy Brothers-Let Your Love Flow), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Aleksandr Medved USSR, wrestler (Olympics-gold-1964, 68, 72), is born.Ref: 5
1947*(Farrah Fawcett) Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett, Corpus Christi TX, actress (Charlie's Angels, Burning Bed, ex-Mrs. Lee Majors; Playboy pictorial [12/95]), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Derek Shulman rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Peter Lucia musician: drums: group: Tommy James and The Shondells: I Think We’re Alone Now, Mirage, Mony Mony, Crimson and Clover, Sweet Cherry Wine, Crystal Blue Persuasion, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Alan McKay rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Boogie Wonderland), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Tony DeMeur rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Jessica Savitch, Kennett Square PA, news anchor (NBC), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Sherry Mathis Memphis TN, actress (Search for Tomorrow), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Tom Tripplehorn rocker (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Jetty Weels Surinamese/Dutch vocalist (Mai Tai), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Ross Valory San Francisco CA, rock bassist (Journey-Who's Crying Now, Open Arms), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Barbara Sukowa German Federal Republic, actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Osamu Kido wrestler (NJPW/UWF), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Kim Zimmer Grand Rapids MI, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Alphonso Johnson jazz bassist, is born.Ref: 5
1953 James Mndaweni South African worker's union leader/president (NACTU), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Penny Pulz LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Mike Fanning football: Los Angeles Rams defensive Tackle: Super Bowl XIV, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Christie Brinkley [Ex-Mrs Billy Joel], model/actress (Sports Illustrated, Vacation), is born.Ref: 5
1954*John (Thomas) Tudor baseball: pitcher: Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, SL Cardinals [World Series: 1985, 1987], LA Dodgers [World Series: 1988]Ref: 4
1955*Michael Talbott Waverly IA, actor (Stan-Miami Vice), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Brent Spiner Houston TX, actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Sandra Joyce Cagle Milwaukee WI, playmate (February 1980), is born.Ref: 5
1957 Laurie Mann current DPS curator/geek, is born.Ref: 5
1958*Dexter Manley NFLer (Washington Redskins), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Holly Hunter Conyers GA, actress (Broadcast News, Once Around), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Eric Shea actor (Castaway Cowboy), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Lee Chill Cleveland OH, Canadian Tour golfer (1977 Ohio Jr), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Ben Testerman Knoxville TN, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1962*Michael T Weiss Chicago IL, actor (Jarod Pretender, Dr Michael Horton-Days of our Lives), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Stephen McGann Liverpool England, actor (Catherine the Great), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Harry Swayne NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Andrei Chesnokov Russia, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1966*Bob Alan Estes Graham TX, PGA golfer (1994 Texas Open), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Tony Plourde Chibougamau Québec Canada, sabre (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Victor Muhammad WLAF running back (London Monarchs), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Paul McKenzie Australian Finn class yachter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Sari Krooks ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Scott Erickson Long Beach CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twin, Baltimore Orioles), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Sean Elliott NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Steve Henson NBA guard (Detroit Pistons), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Ventson Donelson CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Jeff Christy corner (Minnesota Vikings), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Jody Hull Cambridge, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Chris Luneburg WLAF tackle (London Monarchs), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Diego Martos WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Erik ten Hag soccer player (FC Twente, RKC, FC Utrecht), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Ivan Vukov soccer player (FC Volendam), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Ken Dilger NFL tight end (Indpls Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Tony Miller Mount Pleasant TX, 400 meter runner, is born.Ref: 5
1972*Charlie Williams NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Ivan Droppa Liptovsky Mikulas Czechoslovakia, NHL defenseman (Chicago), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Lance Brown NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Sergio Gonzalez rocker (Menudo-Cannonball), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Dan Brandenburg linebacker (Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Jose White WLAF/NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Patrick Jeffers NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Radka Bobkova Prague Czechoslovakian Republic, tennis star (quarter Bournemouth), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Tim Denton NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons), is born.Ref: 5
1974*David Buck Honolulu HI, kayak (alternate-Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1974*J R Conrad offensive tackle/guard (New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Jeff Cassar soccer goalkeeper (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Macey Brooks wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Todd Bertuzzi Sudbury Ontario Canada, NHL right wing (New York Islanders), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Steven Dewick Sydney New South Wales Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Annabel Ellwood Canberra Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures NC), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Brandee Dawn McCoskey Miss Alaska Teen-USA (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Lindsay Langston Modesto CA, archer (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Petra Cada Prague Czechoslovakia, Canadian table tennis player (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1985*OJ Simpon marries Nicole Brown.Ref: 24
1992*Rebop Rundgren son of Michelle Gray & Todd Rundgren, is born.Ref: 5
1032*Rudolf III last independent king of Bourgundy, dies.Ref: 5
1435*Johanna II lawless Queen of Naples (1414-35), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1491*Martin Schongauer German painter, dies at 40.Ref: 5
1502*Arthur, Prince of Wales, dies, leaving Catherine of Aragon a widow. 
1529*Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and writer, die at age 50.Ref: 70
1540 George Schenck van Toutenburg governor/viceroy of Frisia/Groningen, dies.Ref: 5
1563*Hans Neusiedler Hungarian/German luitist/author, dies at approximately 54.Ref: 5
1571*All eight members of a Jesuit mission in Virginia are murdered by Indians who pretended to be their friends.Ref: 2
1590*St. Catherine, Italian Dominican mystic, dies at age 68.Ref: 70
1594*Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina Italian composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1597*Lucas van Valckenborch Flemish painter, buried at about 61.Ref: 5
1660*Govert Flinck Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob), dies at 45.Ref: 5
1660*Jean BG duke of Orléans brother of French king Louis XIII, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1660 Gaston de France duc d'Orleans dies.Ref: 10
1673*Kaspar Forster composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1704*Guillaume F A de l'Hospital French mathematician, dies at about 62.Ref: 5
1723*Antonio M Valsalva Italian anatomist, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1750*Johann Graf composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1769*Clement XIII [Carlo Rezzonico], Pope (1758-69), dies at 75.Ref: 69
1779*Georg Philipp Kress composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1789*Armand-Louis Couperin French composer/organist (Notre Dame), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1793*William Aiton English botanist (Kew Gardens), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1804*(Declaration of Independence) (date speculative) George Walton, judge, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1804*Caesar Rodney US judge (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1822*Jean-Baptiste Davaux composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1827*Johann Nepomuk Kalcher composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1828*Frederik Sigismund Earl of Bylandt Vice-Admiral, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1847*Donner Party: Harriet McCutchen dies.Ref: 28
1852*François Liberman French founder (Congr of H Heart), dies at 49.Ref: 5
1881*Aleksej F Pisemski Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1882*Fabio Campana composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1902*Emanuil Mandlov composer, dies at 42.Ref: 5
1907*Dmitri Mendeleyev, chemist, formulated the periodic table of the elements, dies in St. Petersburg, Russia at age 72.Ref: 68
1909*Adolf Stoecker German anti-semite/prime minister, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1913*Carl Gustaf Laval, Swedish scientist, engineer and inventor, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1918*John L Sullivan Mass, heavyweight boxing champ (1882-92), dies at age 59.Ref: 4
1919*Xavier Henry Napoleon Leroux composer, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1921*Luigi Mancinelli composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1922 William Desmond Taylor murdered 1922Ref: 10
1925 Antti Aarne Finnish sociologist, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1926*Annie Oakley (aka Phoebe Anne Oakley Mozee) is dies in Greenville, OH.Ref: 68
1929*Albert Steinrück German actor (Golem), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1931 Theodor Batthynyi Hungarian contra-revolutionary, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1933*Frederick Bonfils, American publisher of the Denver Post, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1934*Ernesto Nazareth composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1941*Johannes Schlaf writer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1945*Karl F Goerdeler mayor (Leipzig)/"July 20th plot", hanged at 60.Ref: 5
1948*Thomas Lamont, American banker and financier, dies at age 77.Ref: 70
1952*Charles De Roche actor (10 Commandments), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1952*Johann Babtist Thaller composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1953*Gustav Strube composer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1954*Theodor Rogalski composer, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1956*Charley Grapewin actor (Ellery Queen), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1957*Julia Morgan, American architect, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1957*Valéry Larbaud French author/novelist/writer (Amants), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1960*Jeno Huszka composer, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1961*Adolf Vogl composer, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1961*Anna May Wong actress (Thief of Baghdad), dies at about 56.Ref: 5
1963*Herman Bouber [Blom], actor/playwright (Bluejackets), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1965*Richard P Blackmur US, critic/publisher (Good European), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1965*Richard Wurz composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1969*Giovanni Martinelli opera singer (New York Met), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1970*Jaroslav Vogel composer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1970*Bertrand Russell, English philosopher and logician; awarded Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950, dies at age 97.Ref: 70
1972*Jessie Royce Landis actress (North by Northwest), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1973*Henry J Elias Flemish historian/mayor of Gent, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1974*Jean Absil Belgian composer (Bénédictions), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1976*Johan[nes A] Kaart Dutch actor (My Fair Lady), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1976*Maurice Jacobson composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1978*Wendy Barrie TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1979*Punk rock musician Sid Vicious [John Simon Ritchie] of the Sex Pistols died at age 31 of a drug overdose (suicide?) in New York.Ref: 70
1980*William H Stein US biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies at age 68.Ref: 5
1981*Donald W Douglas US aircraft pioneer/builder, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1981 Jan Donner Dutch chairman of High Council, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1981*Louise Lorraine actress (Adventures of Tarzan), dies.Ref: 5
1982*Stringfellow Barr US educationalist (100 Great Books), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1983 Roy Horb Suriname sergeant/putschist, commits suicide.Ref: 5
1983*Sam Chatman elder statesman of the blues, dies.Ref: 5
1987*Alistair MacLean, Scottish author, dies.Ref: 68
1987*Alfred Lion record founder (Blue Note), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1987*Patrick "Spike" Hughes British jazz musician (Cinderella), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1988*Clive Epstein brother of Brian Epstein, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1988*(US Supreme Court Justice) G Mennen Williams Supreme Court justice, dies at 76 in Detroit.Ref: 5
1989*John Cassavetes US actor (Rosemary's Baby)/director, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1990*Eugene Fodor writer: travel books; dies.Ref: 4
1990*Joel Fluellen actor (Man Friday, Burning Cross), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1991*Eugene Fodor writer: travel books; dies.Ref: 4
1992*Bert Parks (Jacobson), best known for hosting the Miss America Pagent, dies at 77.Ref: 4
1992*Jack [John T] Aitken British anatomist, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1992*Maurice J Hill writer (Track of Thunder), dies of pneumonia at 89.Ref: 5
1992*Maurice L Kusell dies.Ref: 5
1993*François Reichenbach French director (L'Amérique Insolite), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1994*John Wesley Funchess Littlejohn blues guitarist/singer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1994*Stephen Barclay actor (Pride of the Plains), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1994*Willie Mae Ford Smith gospel Singer/Songwriter, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1994*Zilner T Randolph jazz Trumpeter/ Arranger, dies at 95.Ref: 5
1995*Alexis d'Anjou de Bourbon-Condé French prince/Russian, dies at 47.Ref: 5
1995*André Frossard French publicist (Defense of Pope), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1995 David Kindersley alphabet Designer/Cutter, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1995*Donald Pleasance, English actor (Halloween), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1995*Fred Perry English tennis star (Wimbledon 1934-36), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1995*Phillip Borsos Tasmanian/Canadian director (Mean Season), dies.Ref: 5
1995 Robert L Haller coon Dog Trainer, dies at 32.Ref: 5
1996*Barry Loukaitis, a 14-year-old student turns an assault rifle on his algebra class, killing two classmates and a teacher at Frontier Junior High School in Moses Lake, Washington.Ref: 9
1996*Dancer, actor and choreographer Gene Kelly dies at age 83 at his Beverly Hills, California, home from complications from two strokes.Ref: 68
1996*Ray McIntire chemical engineer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1996*Shamus Culhane animator, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1997*Chico Science Francisco Franca musician, dies at 40.Ref: 5
1997 Godfrey Baseley British radio executive, dies at 92Ref: 5
1998*Roger L. Stevens producer: West Side Story, Bus Stop, A Man for All Seasons, Tea and Sympathy, Deathtrap, First Monday in October, Mary, Mary; founding chairman: National Council on the Arts, the Kennedy Center; dies.Ref: 4
1998*Philippine DC-9 crashes apparently killing all 104 on board.Ref: 5
2003*A hotel fire in northeastern China kills some three dozen people. (XDG, p 4A, 2/02/2004)Ref: 83
2003*An explosion destroys a bank in Lagos, Nigeria, killing at least 46 people. (XDG, p 4A, 2/02/2004)Ref: 83

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