Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
February 5th

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816 Frankish emperor Louis grants archbishop Salzburg immunity.Ref: 5
1265*Pope Clement IV begins his reign as Pope.Ref: 69
1428*King Alfonso V, orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons.Ref: 5
1488 Roman catholic German emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium.Ref: 5
1572*Beggars assault Oisterwijk Netherlands, drive nuns out.Ref: 5
1576*Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours.Ref: 5
1631*A ship from Bristol, the Lyon, arrives with provisions for the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Roger Williams and his wife, who would later found the colony of Rhode Island.Ref: 2
1644*First US livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut.Ref: 5
1649*Prince of Wales becomes king Charles II.Ref: 5
1663*Earthquake in Canada.Ref: 5
1736*The English Wesley brothers, John (32) and Charles (28) first arrived in America at Savannah, GA. They had been invited by Georgia governor James Oglethorpe as missionaries to the American Indians.Ref: 5
1777*Georgia becomes first US state to abolish both entail & primogeniture.Ref: 5
1778*Articles of Confederation ratified by first state, South Carolina.Ref: 5
1783*Sweden recognizes the independence of the United States.Ref: 2
1805*Aaron Burr resigns the Senate after giving a sensation-causing speech. He is penniless and politically powerless.Ref: 87
1811*The insanity of George III leads to the Regency Act making the Prince of Wales, Prince Regent.Ref: 17
1812*American missionary Adoniram Judson, 23, married schoolteacher Ann Hasseltine, 22. Two weeks later the couple set sail for India under sponsorship of the American [Congregational] Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.Ref: 5
1817*First US gas company incorporated, Baltimore (coal gas for street lights).Ref: 5
1818*Marshall Bernadotte is King of Sweden as Charles John XIV proclaimed.Ref: 17
1825 The American Mechanics Magazine is first published, in New York City. (XDG, p 4A, 2/5/2001)Ref: 83
1825*Hannah Lord Montague of New York creates first detachable shirt collar.Ref: 5
1855*British government of Palmerston forms.Ref: 5
1861*Louisiana delegation except Mr Bouligny withdraws from Congress.Ref: 5
1862*‘Greenbacks' first issued by Abraham Lincoln.Ref: 10
1863*Major General Dan Sickles commands the corps. Ref 
1881*Phoenix AZ incorporates.Ref: 5
1885 News of fall of Khartoum reaches London.Ref: 5
1885 Congo State established under Leopold II Belgium.Ref: 17
1887*Snow falls on San Francisco.Ref: 5
1887*The Chicago Evangelization Society was organized by evangelist D. L. Moody, 50. Two years later, the Society established the Bible Institute for Home and Foreign Missions. Moody died in 1899, and in 1900 the school was renamed Moody Bible Institute.Ref: 5
1894*Female suffrage organization in Amsterdam forms.Ref: 5
1897 Marcel Proust meets Jean Lorrain in a pistol duel.Ref: 5
1897*The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously passed a measure redefining the area of a circle and the value of pi. The bill died in the state Senate.Ref: 70
1900*The United States and Great Britain sign the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, giving the United States the right to build a canal in Nicaragua but not to fortify it.Ref: 2
1901*J. Pierpont Morgan forms U.S. Steel Corp. after buying Pittsburgh Steel and mines for $1 billion.Ref: 10
1917*Congress passed, over President Wilson's veto, the Immigration Act severely curtailing the influx of Asians by requiring literacy tests.Ref: 70
1917 Present Mexican constitution adopted.Ref: 5
1918*The Soviets proclaim separation of church and state.Ref: 2
1923*General mine strike against wage cuts in Saar.Ref: 5
1923 Mass arrests of socialists & communists in Italy.Ref: 5
1930 5th Aliyah to Israel begins.Ref: 5
1931*Maxine Dunlap became the first woman licensed as a glider pilot. She was only airborne for one minute, successfully executing two ‘S’ curves and a landing. Nice job, Maxine!Ref: 4
1936*National Wildlife Federation forms.Ref: 5
1937*President Roosevelt proposed increasing the number of Supreme Court justices; critics charged Roosevelt was attempting to "pack" the court. (Go to article.)Ref: 70
1939*Niels Bohr realizes that U-235 and U-238 must have different fission properties, that U-238 could be fissioned by fast neutrons but not slow ones, and that U-235 accounted for observed slow fission in uranium.Ref: 91
1941 Dutch Premier De Geer returns from Lisbon to Netherlands.Ref: 5
1947*The Soviet Union and Great Britain reject terms for an American trusteeship over Japanese Pacific Isles.Ref: 2
1947*Bolewet Beirut becomes President of Poland.Ref: 5
1952*New York adopts three-colored traffic lights.Ref: 2
1958*Clifton R Wharton confirmed as first US black foreign minister (Romania).Ref: 5
1958*Gamel Abdel Nasser was nominated to become the first president of the new United Arab Republic.Ref: 70
1962*French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence.Ref: 5
1962*Suit to bar Englewood NJ from "racial segregated" schools is filed.Ref: 5
1962*Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn within 16º.Ref: 5
1965 Beursschouwburg opens in Brussels.Ref: 5
1967*Anastasio Somoza elected President of Nicaragua.Ref: 5
1969*US population reaches 200 million.Ref: 5
1970*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1972*It is reported that the United States has agreed to sell 42 F-4 Phantom jets to Israel.Ref: 2
1972*US airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers & baggage.Ref: 5
1973*Juan Corona sentenced to 25 consecutive life terms for 25 murders.Ref: 5
1974*British mine strike.Ref: 5
1974*Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph.Ref: 5
1980 Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel.Ref: 5
1981*A military jury in North Carolina convicted Marine PFC Robert Garwood of collaborating with the enemy while a prisoner of war in Vietnam. (XDG, p 4A, 2/05/2004)Ref: 83
1981*Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane.Ref: 5
1982*DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people.Ref: 5
1982*Laker Airways collapse owing £270 million ($351 million).Ref: 5
1982*Suriname President Chin A Sen resigns & flees to Netherlands.Ref: 5
1983*Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie, is extradited from Boliva to France for crimes committed during World War II. He is subsequently tried, convicted and sentenced to life in prison.Ref: 17
1985*U.S. halts a loan to Chile in protest over human rights abuses.Ref: 2
1986*Corazon Aquino & Ferdinand Marcos appear on "Nightline".Ref: 5
1987*The Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 2,200-point mark for the first time. The market closed at 2201.49.Ref: 4
1988*The Arizona House of Representatives impeaches Gov. Evan Mecham, setting the stage for his conviction in the state Senate. (TWA, 1989)Ref: 95
1988*A pair of indictments were unsealed in Florida accusing Panama's military leader, Gen. Manuel Noriega, of bribery and drug trafficking.Ref: 70
1991*A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides.Ref: 5
1991*Joni Mitchel inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1992*Jury selection begins in the Los Angeles cops beating Rodney King case.Ref: 5
1993*R James Woolsey, becomes 16th director of CIA.Ref: 5
1993*Federal judge Kimba Wood, President Clinton's expected choice for attorney general, withdrew from consideration, saying her baby sitter had been an illegal alien for seven years.Ref: 70
1994*White separatist Byron De La Beckwith was convicted in Jackson, MS, of murdering civil rights leader Medgar Evers in 1963, and was immediately sentenced to life in prison.Ref: 70
1995 Japan's Shinshinto Party win local elections.Ref: 5
1997*Investment companies Morgan Stanley Group Inc. and Dean Witter, Discover & Co. announced their intention to merge. The $10 billion deal, completed on May 31, 1997, created the largest U.S. securities firm.Ref: 4
1997*3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund.Ref: 5
1997*Brook Lee, Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe).Ref: 5
1998 Alberto Acciarito convicted of harassing his ex-wife Ingrid Rossellini.Ref: 5
1998*Democratic fund-raiser Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie pleaded innocent in Washington to charges he'd raised illegal donations to buy influence in high places.Ref: 70
2001*Four disciples of Osama bin Laden went on trial in New York in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.Ref: 70
2002*A federal grand jury indicted John Walker Lindh on 10 charges, alleging that he was trained by Osama bin Laden's network and that he conspired with the Taliban to kill Americans.Ref: 70
2003*North Korea says it has reactivated its nuclear power facilities. (WSJ, p A4, 7/22/2003)Ref: 33
2003*Secretary of State Colin Powell urges the U.N. Security Council to move against Saddam Hussein, saying Iraq had failed to disarm, was harboring terrorists and was hiding behind a "web of lies."Ref: 70
1850*Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz NY.Ref: 5
1861*Samuel Goodale of Cincinnati, OH patented the moving picture peep show machine. One put in a coin and turned a crank on the side of the ornately decorated box and voila, a flickering movie appeared! There still are peep shows today, but of an entirely different variety. They cost between $5.00 and $25.00 a peep, we’re told.Ref: 4
1861*Kinematoscope patented by Coleman Sellers, Philadelphia PA.Ref: 5
1879*Joseph Swan demonstrates light bulb using carbon glow.Ref: 5
1901*Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot.Ref: 5
1958*Vanguard TV-3 back-up launches into Earth orbit; reaches 6 km.Ref: 5
1961*The Soviets launch Sputnik V, the heaviest satellite to date at 7.1 tons.Ref: 2
1963*Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars.Ref: 5
1963*Soviet lunar probe failure.Ref: 5
1967*Lunar Orbiter 3 - USA Lunar Orbiter orbited the moon, photographed the far side for potential Apollo 12 landing sites, then impacted on command.Ref: 40
1968*After suffering some initial problems in docking the lunar and command modules, Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Ed Mitchell descend to the lunar surface on the third U.S. moon landing.Ref: 3
1971*Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro; Alan Shepard & Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on the Moon for 4 hours.Ref: 5
1974*US Mariner 10 returns first close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure.Ref: 5
1987*Soyuz TM-2 launches.Ref: 5
1512*French troops under Gaston de Foix rescues Bologna.Ref: 5
1556 Henry II of France and Philip of Spain sign the truce of Vaucelles.Ref: 2
1679 German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France.Ref: 5
1762*Martinique, a major French base in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, surrenders to the British.Ref: 2
1782 Spanish take Minorca (western Mediterranean) from the English.Ref: 5
1795*Zealand Netherlands surrenders to French General Michaud.Ref: 5
1864*Federal forces occupy Jackson, Miss.Ref: 2
1865*The three-day Battle of Hatcher's Run, VA (Armstrong's Mill, Dabney's Mill) begins.Ref: 5
1900*British troops under General Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal.Ref: 5
1904*American occupation of Cuba ends.Ref: 5
1917*British General Staff estimates that no more than 250,000 American soldiers could be in Europe even after a year. 
1918*Near Saabrucken, Germany, 1Lt Stephen Thompson becomes the first American flier to shoot down an enemy aircraft. 
1940*General Winckelman replaces General Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander.Ref: 5
1942*Japanese aircraft bomb Canadian passenger liner Empress of Asia off Singapore. The British government was using the ship as a troop carrier, taking 2253 men from Bombay India. Over 1000 men are rescued by Australian sloop Yarra. 
1942*Submarine U-109 torpedoes and sinks Canadian merchant ship Montrolite northeast of Bermuda in the mid-Atlantic Ocean. 28 die. 
1943*Wim Gertenbach Dutch resistance fighter (Slogan), shot by Nazis.Ref: 5
1943*Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, first transmission.Ref: 5
1943*Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots Nazi General Seyffardt.Ref: 5
1944*358 RAF-bombers attack Stettin.Ref: 5
1945*American and French troops destroy German forces in the Colmar Pocket in France.Ref: 2
1945*US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla.Ref: 5
1965*The US begins strategic bombing of North Vietnam.Ref: 43
1968*U.S. troops divide Viet Cong at Hue while the Saigon government claims they will arm loyal citizens.Ref: 2
1973*Funeral for LC William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam War, before the Vietnam cease-fire.Ref: 5
1993 Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 & injuring 160.Ref: 5
1994 Sixty-eight people are killed when a mortar shell explodes in a marketplace in Sarjevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. (XDG, p 4A, 2/05/2004)Ref: 83
1893 Alfred Naess skates world record 500 meter (49.4 seconds).Ref: 5
1919*NL president John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team & threw games in collusion with gamblers.Ref: 5
1921*Yankees purchase 20 acres in the Bronx for Yankee Stadium.Ref: 5
1922*William Larned's steel-framed tennis racquet gets its first test.Ref: 2
1931*Cub Hack Wilson, who set National League marks for home runs and RBIs the previous season, signs for $35,000. Wilson's RBI record is still standing today.Ref: 1
1935*The Yankees release 39 year old Babe Ruth.Ref: 1
1938 Hans Engnestangen skates world record 500 meter (41.8 seconds).Ref: 5
1942*The Yankees trade Tommie Holmes to the Braves for Gene Moore and Buddy Hassett. Holmes will play ten seasons hitting over .300 for Boston and will set a NL record with a 37 consecutive game hitting streak until it is broken by Pete Rose in 1978.Ref: 1
1945*Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69.6 kph (440 yards/20.8 seconds).Ref: 5
1948*Dick Button becomes first US figure skating Olympics champion.Ref: 5
1948*Gretchen Fraser becomes first US woman Olympics slalom champion.Ref: 5
1949*Huaso sets official world equestrian high-jump record, 2.47 m, Chicago.Ref: 5
1951*California governor Earl Warren denies the rumor he is a candidate for baseball commissioner.Ref: 1
1956*7th Winter Olympics games close at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.Ref: 5
1956*Louise Suggs wins LPGA Havana Golf Open.Ref: 5
1956*New York Mayor Robert Wagner & Brooklyn Boro President Frank Cashmore sponsor a bill to create a $30 million Brooklyn Sports Center Authority to build.Ref: 5
1968*Skater Kees Verkerk win Olympics gold in the 1500m.Ref: 5
1969*Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, vice president, general manager & head coach of Redskins.Ref: 5
1972*Bob Douglas became the first black man elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. Douglas not only coached the New York Renaissance, an all-black team which won 88 consecutive games in 1933, he owned the team.Ref: 4
1974*Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win.Ref: 5
1977*Sugar Ray Leonard beats Luis Vega in 6 rounds in his first pro fight.Ref: 5
1977 US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne.Ref: 5
1977 US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner.Ref: 5
1978*Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded.Ref: 5
1980*32nd NHL All-Star Game Wales beat Campbell 6-3 at Detroit.Ref: 5
1984*Patty Sheehan win LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1988 Andre the Giant wins the World Wrestling Federation championship by pinning Hulk Hogan in the first prime time wrestling match in 30 years.Ref: 5
1989*Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes first NBA player to score 38,000 points.Ref: 5
1990*Notre Dame becomes first team to sell its game to a major network (NBC).Ref: 5
1991*All American Bowl ends after 14 years.Ref: 5
1991*Big East Football conference forms.Ref: 5
1991*Los Angeles King Dave Taylor becomes 29th NHLer to score 1000 points.Ref: 5
1995*NFL Pro Bowl AFC beats NFC 41-13.Ref: 5
1995 Sandra Völker swims female European record 50 meter backstroke 27.77.Ref: 5
1998*Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, an NFL franchise record.Ref: 5
1998 Nancy Kerrigan & Tonya Harding talk on FOX (Taped Dec 22nd).Ref: 5
1999*Major league baseball will honor each league's best hitter with an award named after Hank Aaron. The all-time home run king learns about the honor on his 65th birthday at an event which includes President Bill Clinton, Ernie Banks and Reggie Jackson.Ref: 1
1999*Boxer Mike Tyson was sentenced to two concurrent two-year sentences for assaulting two motorists after a traffic accident last summer. Judge Stephen Johnson suspended all but one year of jail time. Tyson was also fined $5,000 and sentenced to two years' probation after his release from jail. The decision could lead to more jail time for violating parole in Indiana.Ref: 98
2002*Luis Arroyo is inducted into the Latin American Baseball Hall of Fame Museum. The Puerto Rican reliever, who made the National League All Star squad as a rookie with Cardinals in 1955, had a 8-year career mark of 40-32 saving 36 games with a 3.93 ERA and is best remembered for his 1961 season with the Yankees (15-5, 29 saves).Ref: 1
2002*Baseball announces the withdrawal of its plan for contraction this upcoming season, but the sport is still determined to eliminate two teams in 2003. Attempts to contract the Twins and Expos this season could not be accomplished due to a series of legal decisions and fierce opposition from the Players Association.Ref: 1
2002*Troy Percival's seven-year tenure with Anaheim, which is the longest on the current roster, will increase as the All-Star reliever signs two-year contract extension with the club. The 32-year-old righthander, who is Angels' all-time leader with 210 career saves, converted 39 of 42 save opportunities last season.Ref: 1
2002*The Astros file a motion in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York asking the court to determine whether the 30-year naming agreement with Enron signed in 1999 should continue. The team does not want to call its stadium Enron Field any longer due to the financial burden placed on many Houston-area residents caused by the bankrupt energy company business practices.Ref: 1
2004*US District Judge Shira A Scheindlin rules that the NFL's rule prohibiting players from being drafted before they have been out of high school for three years violates antitrust laws. This ruling, in favor of suspended Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett, paves the way for his entry into the NFL. (XDG, p 2B, 2/06/2004)Ref: 83
1816*Rossini's Opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome.Ref: 5
1846*"Oregon Spectator" is first newspaper to be published on the West Coast.Ref: 5
1870 First motion picture shown to a theater audience, Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1887*Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" premieres at La Scala in Italy.Ref: 5
1907*Arnold Schönberg's first string quartet premieres in Vienna.Ref: 5
1911*Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1916*Enrico Caruso recorded "O Solo Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Company, which eventually became Victor Records, then RCA Victor.Ref: 4
1917*Morosco Theater opens at 217 W 45th St NYC (demolished 1982).Ref: 5
1919 Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, D.W. Griffith & W.S. Hart form United Artists.Ref: 10
1922 The Reader's Digest begins publication in New York.Ref: 2
1927 Buster Keaton's movie "The General" released & bombed.Ref: 5
1928*Singer Jessica Dragonette was seen on one of the first television shows. She was used only to test the new medium. She didn’t even get to sing. Now, before you start feeling too badly for Jessica, it must be noted that she enjoyed an illustrious radio career.Ref: 4
1929*Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in San Francisco.Ref: 5
1931 Eddie Cantor’s long radio career got underway as he appeared on Rudy Vallee’s The Fleischmann Hour.Ref: 4
1937 Modern Times, the first Charlie Chaplin talkie, was released. Actually, Chaplin’s voice was heard in the film, although he was difficult to understand because he was just singing a bunch of gibberish that no one understood. The star of the movie was Paulette Goddard, who played the part of a waif.Ref: 4
1940 Amanda of Honeymoon Hill debuted on radio. Joy Hathaway starred as ‘the beauty of flaming red hair’. The program stayed for six years on the NBC radio network.Ref: 4
1940*One of the great classic songs of the Big Band era was recorded. Glenn Miller and his band played Tuxedo Junction at the RCA Victor studios in Manhattan. The flip side of the record (released on the Bluebird label) was Danny Boy.Ref: 4
1942*"Woman of the Year", starring Hepburn & Tracy, opens at Radio City.Ref: 5
1948*"The Nature of Things" science show premieres on NBC prime time.Ref: 5
1953*Walt Disney’s film, Peter Pan, opened at the Roxy Theatre in New York City. Although the film is now recognized as a great work, not all of the critics in 1953 took to the Disney stylization of the J.M. Barrie play. (Also: Smith, David, "Disney A to Z: The Updated Official Encyclopedia:, (c) 1996, ISBN 0-7868-6391-9)Ref: 73
1953*5th Emmy Awards I Love Lucy, Thomas Mitchell & Helen Hayes win.Ref: 5
1957*Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd Piano Concert.Ref: 5
1958*A year after its founding, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) formed a New York chapter. NARAS is better known as the Grammy Awards organization.Ref: 4
1959*"Redhead" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 455 performances.Ref: 5
1961*The Shirelles were winding up their first week at #1 on the music charts with Will You Love Me Tomorrow. The song was at the top for two weeks. It was the group’s first #1 tune and the first #1 tune from the pen of a New York Brill Building songwriter who worked right down the hall from Neil Sedaka. She became a huge star in her own right with several #1 singles and albums in the 1970s. Her name: Carole King.Ref: 4
1966*BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island.Ref: 5
1967*"The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC).Ref: 5
1967 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren.Ref: 5
1969*For one of the few times in television history, a scheduled series (usually 13 or 26 weeks of shows) turned into a one-night wonder. ABC-TV premiered Turn On, a show in the NBC Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In mold. TV critics called the show, “offbeat and distasteful.” The show never aired again.Ref: 4
1972*"Another Puff" by Jerry Reed peaks at #65.Ref: 5
1973*Comic strip "Hagar The Horrible" debuts.Ref: 5
1977 General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio.Ref: 5
1977*"CB Savage" by Rod Hart peaks at #67.Ref: 5
1977*"Dis-Gorilla (part 1)" by Rick Dees peaks at #56.Ref: 5
1977*"In The Mood" by Henhouse 5 Plus Too (Ray Stevens) peaks at #40.Ref: 5
1977*"Turn Loose On My Leg" by Jim Stafford peaks at #98.Ref: 5
1977*"Up Your Nose" by Gabriel Kaplan peaks at #91.Ref: 5
1979 Costliest single periodical ad, $3.2 million, Gulf + Western in Time.Ref: 5
1979 Sears Radio Theater premieres on CBS.Ref: 5
1981*"Piaf" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 165 performances.Ref: 5
1991 Howard Stern kisses New York Giant Leonard Marshall's ass over bet, Stern lost claiming the Giants would lose the Superbowl.Ref: 5
1994*"Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego" debuts on Fox TV.Ref: 5
1589*Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan French playwright/poet, is born.Ref: 5
1626*Madame Marie de Sévigné, Paris, celebrated letter-writer (Portrait in Letters), is born.Ref: 5
1662*Giuseppi Vignola composer, is born.Ref: 5
1711*Joseph Umstatt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1723*(Declaration of Independence) John Witherspoon, clergyman, educator, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Gifford, Scotland.Ref: 5
1732*Nathanael Gottfried Gruner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1744*John Jeffries physician and one of America’s first weather forecasters: kept detailed records of weather conditions [1774-1816]; is born.Ref: 4
1748*Christian Gottlob Neefe German composer/conductor/tutor of Beethoven, is born.Ref: 5
1753 Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma Frisian regent/patriot, is born.Ref: 5
1770*Alexandre Brongniart Paris, mineralogist/geologist (Tertiary), is born.Ref: 5
1775*Margaretha J de Neufville author (Small Pligten), is born.Ref: 5
1779*Frans van Campenhout Belgian vocalist/composer (Brabançonne), is born.Ref: 5
1788*Karoly Kisfaludy Hungarian literary (A Tat rok Magyarorsz gon), is born.Ref: 5
1788*Sir Robert "Bobbie" Peel British PM (1834-46), founded Tories, founder of the London Police Force ("Bobbies" is derived from his name), is born.Ref: 4
1799*John Lindley English botanist (Elements of Botany), is born.Ref: 5
1804*Johan Ludvig Runeberg Finland, poet, is born.Ref: 5
1810*Ole Bull composer, is born.Ref: 5
1833*John Watkinson founder of British Chess Magazine (oldest chess magazine), is born.Ref: 5
1837*Dwight Lyman Moody US, evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement), is born.Ref: 5
1840*Hiram Stevens Maxim inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle), is born.Ref: 5
1840*John Boyd Dunlop Scotland, developer (pneumatic rubber tire), is born.Ref: 5
1848*Joris-Karl Huysmans France, writer (Against the Grain), is born.Ref: 5
1848*Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley] US female outlaw in Texas and Oklahoma territory, is born.Ref: 70
1856 Otto Brahm German critic/founder (Neue Deutsche Rundschau), is born.Ref: 5
1860*Jackson Showalter first US chess champion (1888-92, 1895-97, 1906-09), is born.Ref: 5
1862*Felipe Villanueva y Gutiérrez Mexico, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1863*Armand Parent composer, is born.Ref: 5
1864*Carl Tieke composer, is born.Ref: 5
1865*Harvey Worthington Loomis composer, is born.Ref: 5
1866*Arthur Keith Scottish anthropologist, is born.Ref: 5
1866 Henri [Hendrik J] Hall Dutch MP/comic (Put a Lid on it), is born.Ref: 5
1866*Rossetter Gleason Cole composer, is born.Ref: 5
1867 Casper A Lingbeek vicar/Dutch MP, is born.Ref: 5
1868*Lodewijk Mortelmans composer, is born.Ref: 5
1871*Jovan Ducic Serbian poet (Blue Legends), is born.Ref: 5
1872*Lafayette Benedict Mendel, biochemist, is born.Ref: 2
1878*André-Gustave Citroën France, auto maker, is born.Ref: 5
1879*Edward Rigby England, actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent), is born.Ref: 5
1881*Frederick Leonard Lonsdale British playwright (Balkan Princess), is born.Ref: 5
1882*Felice Lattuada composer, is born.Ref: 5
1887*A P Gütersloh writer, is born.Ref: 5
1889*Ioan Dumitru Chirescu composer, is born.Ref: 5
1891*Elizabeth Ryan Anaheim CA, doubles tennis champion (6 time Wimbledon), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Karl L Schmidt German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum), is born.Ref: 5
1892*George Saiko writer, is born.Ref: 5
1893*Roman Ingarden Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica), is born.Ref: 5
1897 Dirk U Stikker director (Heineken)/Dutch foreign minister/NATORef: 5
1898*Ralph E. McGill, American journalist, editor and publisher of the Atlanta Constitution, is born.Ref: 2
1900*Adlai Stevenson II, Democratic party candidate for US president [1952, 1956]; governor of Illinois, UN representative from U.S. [1961-1965]; is born.Ref: 4
1902*Bronislaw Kaper composer, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Ivan Galamian Tabriz Persia, violinist, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Joan Whitney Payson owner of New York Mets & horse stables, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Nathaniel Owings Indpls IN, architect (Oak Ridge TN; Sears), is born.Ref: 5
1906*John (Richmond Reed) Carradine, ‘The Bard of the Boulevard’, actor: appeared in over 200 films including: The Bride of Frankenstein, Captains Courageous, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Stagecoach, The Grapes of Wrath, House of Dracula; is born in Greenwich Village NY.Ref: 4
1907 Norton Simon business executive (Simon & Schuster), is born.Ref: 5
1907 Jan Klaasesz Dutch governor Suriname (1949-56), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Pierre E J Pflimlin premier France, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Grazyna Bacewicz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Martha van Och-Scholl German/Dutch resistance fighter (WWII), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Willard Parker New York NY, actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Zoltan Pongracz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Rozelle Claxton pianist/arranger, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Sir Alan Hodgin, English physiologist and biophysicist, is born.Ref: 2
1914*William S. (Seward) Burroughs, Beat Generation writer: Naked Lunch, The Ticket That Exploded, Soft Machine, Nova Express, The Last Words of Dutch Schultz, The Adding Machine, The Western Lands; is born in St Louis MO.Ref: 68
1914*Alan Hodgkin, British physicist (Nobel 1963), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Robert Hofstadter, American physicist who won the Nobel prize in 1961 for his studies of neutrons and protons, is born.Ref: 11
1918*Robert Brown Hebrides Islands Scotland, actor (Here Come The Brides, Primus), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Charles John "Tim" Holt Beverly Hills CA, actor (Treasure of Sierra Madre, Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Kara Abulfazogli Karayev composer, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Andreas George Papandreou Greek premier (1981-89, 93- ), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], Bronx New York NY, comedian/actor (Sayonara, Poseidon Adventure), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Sir John Pritchard London England, conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Bernard Kalb news reporter, commentator, is born.Ref: 4
1923*Stephen J Cannell TV producer/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1924 Robert Lynn anarchist, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Arthur Ochs Sulzberger New York NY, publisher (New York Times), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Val Dufour New Orleans LA, actor (Eugenie Grandet, Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Andrew Greeley author: Happy are the Merciful, An Occasion of Sin, is born.Ref: 4
1928*Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis middle east scholar, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Al (Allan Fulton) ‘Red’ Worthington baseball: pitcher: NY Giants, SF Giants, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins [World Series: 1965], is born.Ref: 4
1929*Fred Sinowatz (SPÖ) Neufeld an der Leitha, chancellor of Austria (1983-86), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Don Goldie trumpeter: Basin Street Blues [vocal by Jack Teagarden], is born.Ref: 4
1933*Claude King singer: Wolverton Mountain, All for the Love of a Girl; actor: The Blue & The Gray, is born.Ref: 4
1933*Jörn Donner Helsinki Finland, director (Anna, Tenderness), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Nick Georgiade New York NY, actor (Untouchables, Run Buddy Run), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Ron Wilson US percussionist (Joy of Cooking), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Hank (Henry Louis) Aaron ‘Hammerin’ Hank’: Baseball Hall of Famer: Milwaukee Braves [all-star: 1955-1965, 1975/World Series: 1957, 1958], Atlanta Braves [all-star: 1965-1974]; home run champ [755]: eclipsed Babe Ruth’s record of 714; baseball executive: Atlanta BravesRef: 15
1935*Alex Harvey rocker (Just Visiting This Planet), is born.Ref: 5
1935*John J "Jannie" Geldenhuys supreme commander South Africa army 1980- ), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Gaston Roelants Belgium, world cross-country champion, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Stuart Damon Brooklyn NY, actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Cocky van Oost [Kommertje van Vliet], Dutch dancer (Sylphides), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Dick van Niehoff Dutch vocalist (Fouryo), is born.Ref: 5
1938*John Guare US writer (6º of Separation, Atlantic City, Taking Off), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Jane Bryant Quinn newscaster/financial writer (Everyone's Money Book), is born.Ref: 5
1940*H R Giger artist, special effects designer, (Alien), is born.Ref: 5
1941*David Selby Morgantown WV, actor (Falcon Crest, Flamingo Road), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Stephen J Cannell producer (Rockford Files), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Rick Laird jazz musician (Gerry Niewood & Timepiece), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Barrett Strong singer: Money [That’s What I Want]; songwriter: Just My Imagination, Papa Was a Rolling Stone, Ball of Confusion, is born in Detroit MI.Ref: 4
1942*Susan Hill English playwright (Magic Apple Tree), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Roger Staubach Pro Football Hall of Famer: Dallas Cowboys QB: Super Bowl V, VI, X, XII, XIII; Heisman Trophy Winner: Navy [1963], is born.Ref: 4
1942*Cory Wells singer: group: Three Dog Night: Mama Told Me Not to Come, Pieces of April, Celebrate, Joy to the World, Shambalaya, is born in Buffalo NY.Ref: 4
1943*Craig Morton football: Dallas Cowboys QB: Super Bowl V, VI; Denver Broncos: Super Bowl XII, is born in Flint, MI.Ref: 4
1943*Charles Winfield, Pennsylvania, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears-Spinning Wheel), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin composer, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Larry Tamblyn rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Michael Mann Chicago IL, actor/director (Sexpot, Close Friends), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Nolan Bushnell founder (Atari)/creator (Pong), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Sven Johnson rocker (Tangerine Dream, is born.Ref: 5
1944*John Beasley basketball: Texas A&M, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Al Kooper rock keyboards/vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die), is born.Ref: 5
1944*J R Cobb Birmingham AL, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section, Classic IV), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Bob Marley, Jamaican musician who popularized reggae music, is born.Ref: 17
1946*Charlotte Rampling England, actress (Zardoz, Night Porter, Verdict), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Darrell Waltrip auto racer: Daytona 500 winner [1989]Ref: 4
1947*Claude King singer, is born.Ref: 5
1947*David Ladd Los Angeles CA, actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Mary Louise Cleave Southampton NY, PhD/astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Christopher Guest Emmy Award-winning comedy writer: Lily Tomlin [1976]; comedian: Saturday Night Live, is born in New York NY.Ref: 4
1948*David Denny rock guitarist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra), is born.Ref: 5
1948 Elco [LC] Brinkman Dutch minister WVC (CDA), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Nigel Tufnel rocker (Spinal Tap), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Barbara Hershey (Herzstein) actress: Hannah and Her Sisters, With Six You Get Eggroll, Beaches, The Right Stuff, The Natural, From Here to Eternity, The Monroes, is born in Atlanta GA.Ref: 4
1949*David Sullivan English softporno/newspaper publisher (Sunday Sport), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Maidarjabyn Ganzorig Mongolia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39 backup), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Nigel Olsson rock guitarist/drummer (Elton John Band), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Ann Sexton US vocalist (You're Gone too Long), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Elizabeth Swados Buffalo NY, composer/playwright (1972 TONY), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Roseanne Katan Jamacia, playmate (September 1978), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Debra Jo Fondren Los Angeles CA, playmate of year (September, 1977), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Craig Wilson Beeville TX, US water polo goalie (Olympics-silver-84, 88), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Jennifer Jason Leigh [Morrow], Los Angeles CA, actress (Single White Female), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Glenn Dubis Lincoln NB, US 3x40 rifle (Olympics-1984, 88, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1960*(Long Island) Jane Geddes, Huntington NY, LPGA golfer (1987 Women's Kemper Open), is born.Ref: 5
1960*William John Readings literary theorist, is born.Ref: 5
1962*Jennifer Jason Leigh (Morrow) actress: Shortcuts, The Hudsucker Proxy, Single White Female, Rush, Backdraft, Miami Blues, The Big Picture, Easy Money, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Eyes of a Stranger, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Tommy Skeoch rock vocalist (Tesla-Five Man Acoustical Jam), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Elle Rio (Maria Tereza) actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Laura Linney actress: Primal Fear, Congo, Absolute Power, The Truman Show, Running Mates, Tales of the City series, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Duff [Michael] "Rose" McKagan rocker (Guns & Roses-Sweet Child of Mine), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Jim Pugh Burbank CA, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Ben Lee Rangoon Burma, US badminton player (Olympics-92), is born.Ref: 5
1965*James David McGovern Teaneck NJ, PGA golfer (1993 Shell Houston Open), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Tarik Benhabiles Algeria, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1966*Jonathan Morgan actor: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1966*Jose Maria Olazabal golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1968*Chris Barron rocker (Spin Doctors), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Regina Rajchitova Czechoslovakia, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1968*Roberto Alomar Salinas Puerto Rico, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Will Furrer NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, St Louis Rams), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Bobby Brown Grammy Award-winning singer: Every Little Step [1989]; My Prerogative, LP: King of Stage, Don’t be Cruel; married singer, Whitney Houston, is born in Roxbury MA.Ref: 4
1970*Forey Duckett NFL/WLAF cornerback/safety (Saints, Scot Claymores), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Marcus Redman actor (Raymond-Doogie Howser), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Dennis Hall Milwaukee WI, 125½ lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics-silver-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Dianne Norman Sault Ste Marie Ontario, basketball forward (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Peter "Chip" Cipollone Ardmore PA, rower (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Chris Bailey ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Erin Phillips Mexico MO, Miss Missouri-America (1995), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Tony Johnson tight end (New Orleans Saints), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Diego Serrano Quito Ecuador, actor (Tomas Rivera-Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Israel Raybon defensive end (Carolina Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Laura Espinoza-Watson Torrance CA, female infielder (Silver Bullets), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Richard Matvichuk Ft Saskatchewan Canada, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Adrienne Johnson WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Giovanni van Bronckhorst Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Jan l'Ami Dutch soccer player (Willem II), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Nancy Feber Antwerp Belgium, tennis star (1995 Puerto Rico), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Kristina Cherina Miss Croatia-Universe (1997)Ref: 5
-45*-BC- Cato Roman patriot & philosopher, commits suicide.Ref: 5
1578*Giovanni B Moroni Italian portrait painter, dies.Ref: 5
1591*Gerard de Jode Flemish publisher, dies.Ref: 5
1658*Maria Margaretha van Angels Dutch prioress at Oirschot, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1679*Joost van den Vondel Dutch poet (Gysbreght van Aemstel), dies at 91.Ref: 5
1705*Jean Gilles composer, dies at 37.Ref: 5
1721*James Stanhope first earl of Stanhope English General, dies at 47.Ref: 5
1738*Georg Reidel composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1745*Coelestin Praelisauer composer, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1754*Nicolaas S Cruquius hydraulic engineer, (Haarlemmermeer), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1758*Bernhard Christian Weber composer, dies at 45.Ref: 5
1783*Earthquakes ravage Calabria, killing 30,000.Ref: 5
1807*Pasquale Paoli Corsican freedom fighter, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1812*Franz Schneider composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1819*Hannah Van Buren, wife of Martin Van Buren, eighth president of the U.S. dies, before her husband is elected president.Ref: 4
1822 Ali Pasha of Janina (Napoleon, Lord Byron), dies at about 77.Ref: 5
1825*Pierre Gaveaux composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1831 Jan van Speijk commits suicide at 29 by blowing up his gunboat in Antwerp, killing about 30 others as well.Ref: 5
1838*Philippe Libon composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1867*Salomon Munk published Arabic edition of Maimounides, dies.Ref: 5
1881*Thomas Carlyle, Scottish historian and essayist (The French Revolution, Sartor Resartus), dies at age 85.Ref: 4
1888*Anton Mauve Dutch painter/cousin of Vincent Van Gogh, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1897*Hoss Radbourn pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42.Ref: 5
1907*Ludwig Thuille composer, dies at 45.Ref: 5
1911*-Petrus A Cronjé Transvaal Boer General, dies.Ref: 5
1917*Paul Rubens composer, dies at 41.Ref: 5
1919*Vasili V Rozanov Russian philosopher/writer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1922*Christiaan R de Wet South African Boer General, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1922*James William Tate composer, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1924*Alexis Hollander composer, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1926*Andre Gedalge composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1929*Siegfried Ochs composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1937*Lou [Andreas-]Salomé Russian/German author (Eroticism), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1941*Andrew B. Paterson, Australian poet, journalist and songwriter, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1944*Robert E Park sociologist (human ecology, marginal man), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1946*George Arliss actor/writer (Dr Syn, Voltaire), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1947*Ganzefles Dutch Nazi spy/Jew hunter, executed.Ref: 5
1947*Hans Fallada writer, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1948*Johann Blaskowitz German General (surrendered at Wageningen), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1949*Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa composer, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1954*Vittorio Gnecchi composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1956*Savilly Tartakower Austrian/Polish/French chess player, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1959*Gwili Andre actress (No Other Woman, Roar of the Dragon), dies.Ref: 5
1960*Rudolf Nelson composer, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1961*Anthony G de Rothschild British philanthropist, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1962*Doug Watkins jazz musician: bass: Pepper-Knepper Quintet, Hank Mobley Quartet, Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers; is killed in a car crash.Ref: 5
1962*Jacques Ibert French composer (Escales), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1965*Irving Bacon actor (Fort Ti, Petticoat Fever), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1966*Ludwig Binswanger Swiss psychiatrist (Über Ideenflucht), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1967*Herman Teirlinck Belgian writer (Jokaste against God), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1968*Luckey Roberts composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1971*Mátyás Rákosi Hungarian premier (1952-56), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1972*Marianne Moore US poetess (Pulitzer-1951-Collected Poems), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1973*Services are held at Arlington National Cemetary for Army Lt Col William B. Nolde, the last American soldier killed before the Vietnam ceasefire. (XDG, p 4A, 2/05/2003)Ref: 83
1973*George Morrison dies at 82.Ref: 5
1976*Roger Livesey actor (Drum, Vice Versa, Colonel Blimp), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1977*Izaak Boleslavski Russian chess player, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1978*Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor Dutch historian (Omzien), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1978*Frans van Immerseel Belgian graphic artist, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1981 Kuda Bux Indian mystic (I'd Like to See), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1981*Barend Barendse Dutch sportscaster, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1981*Ella Grasso, American politician; governor of Connecticut (1975-80), dies at age 61.Ref: 70
1982*Dolores Moran actress (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1982 Neil Aggett South African worker's union leader, commits suicide.Ref: 5
1982*Wies [Aloisius CA] Moens Flemish writer/Nazi, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1983 Derk Roemers Dutch union leader/politician (Social Democrat), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1987*Michael Burke sports executive (NY Yankees, NY Knicks), dies in Ireland.Ref: 68
1988*Al Cohn jazz composer, musician: tenor sax; dies.Ref: 4
1989*Joe Raposa composer/songwriter (Sesame Street), dies at 51.Ref: 5
1991*(Ira) Dean Jagger Academy Award-winning actor: Twelve O’clock High [1949]; Elmer Gantry, Bad Day at Black Rock, White Christmas, King Creole, The Robe, Vanishing Point, Mr. Novak; dies at about age 87.Ref: 4
1991*Pedro Arrupe Spanish priest/Jesuit, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1992*Donald Zimmerman editor, dies.Ref: 5
1992*Laura Liddell actress (Shakespeare Wallah), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1993*Tip Tipping [Tim], stuntman, dies in sky-diving accident at 34.Ref: 5
1993*William du Bois, American author and illustrator of children's books, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1993*Joseph Mankiewicz, American Academy Award-winning playwright, director: A Letter to Three Wives [1949], All About Eve [1950]; The Honey Pot, Cleopatra, Guys and Dolls, The Barefoot Contessa, Julius Caesar, People Will Talk; playwright: The Keys of the Kingdom, I Live My Life, Forsaking All Others, Diplomaniacs; director: Sleuth, Suddenly Last Summer, Five Fingers, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir; dies at age 83.Ref: 4
1994 Fred de Bruyne Flemish cyclist/gang leader (Paris-Nice), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1994*Hermann Abs German banker to Hitler & Adenauer, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1994*Kenneth "Buddy" Scott blues guitarist/Singer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1995*Courtenay E Benson broadcaster, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1995*Doug Mcclure US rodeo rider/actor (Trampas-Virginian), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1995*Frans Köhler Dutch painter, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1995*Frederick Craig Riddle violinist, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1995 Judith Fluks Amsterdam's activist, dies.Ref: 5
1995*Kimberley Leston journalist, dies at 35.Ref: 5
1996*Antonio Ruiz Soler Spanish dancer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1996*Gianandrea Gavazzeni conductor, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1996*Peter Pooley broadcaster, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1996*W R Lee language teacher, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1997 John Richard Patterson businessman, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1997*Pamela Harriman, US Ambassador (to France), wife of Averell Harriman; dies in Paris of a stroke at age 76.Ref: 5
1998*Tim Kelly guitarist, dies at 34Ref: 5
1999*Wassily Leontief, Russian-born Nobel Prize-winning American economist (1973), dies at age 92.Ref: 70
2003*Longtime CBS News reporter Larry LeSueur dies in Washington at age 93. (XDG, p 4A, 2/05/2004)Ref: 83

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