Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
February 9th

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1267*Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps.Ref: 5
1296 Earl Floris V signs accord with French king.Ref: 5
1317*Phillips V, the Tall, crowned king of France.Ref: 5
1428*Pope Martinus V declares Jacoba van Beierens marriage invalid.Ref: 5
1464 First meeting of States-General of Netherlands.Ref: 5
1493*First sight of manatees (by Christopher Columbus).Ref: 5
1522*Adriaan F Boeyens of Utrecht elected only Dutch/last non-Italian pope (Adrian VI).Ref: 5
1537*Pope Paul III routes Cardinal Pole to England.Ref: 5
1558*Geneva becomes independent from Berne canton, Switzerland.Ref: 5
1621*Alessandro Ludovisi is elected Pope Gregory XV.Ref: 5
1674*The English re-conquer New York from Netherlands.Ref: 5
1742*British ex-premier Walpole becomes earl of Orford.Ref: 5
1775*English Parliament declares Massachusetts colony is in rebellion.Ref: 5
1793 Dutch Prince Willem V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery.Ref: 5
1799*Income Tax introduced in UK.Ref: 5
1807*French Sanhedrin convened by Napoleon.Ref: 5
1812*Pioneer missionary Samuel Newell married fellow Congregationalist Harriet Atwood. They afterward sailed for India with Adoniram and Ann Hasseltine Judson. (Harriet Newell and Ann Judson thereby became the first American women commissioned for missionary work abroad.).Ref: 5
1822*American Indian Society organizes.Ref: 5
1825*The House of Representatives selects John Qunicy Adams as the next president over Andrew Jackson in a deal that makes Henry Clay the Secretary of State. The House selected the president because no candidate had a clear majority in the November election.Ref: 3
1836*The first Roman Catholic college to be founded in the Deep South, Spring Hill College was established in Spring Hill, Arkansas.Ref: 5
1847*Donner Party: Milt Elliott dies. Milt Elliott dies.Ref: 28
1848*First commercial bank in San Francisco established.Ref: 5
1849 Republic of Rome proclaimed under Giuseppe MazziniRef: 17
1854*Astor Library opens in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1857*7.9 earthquake shakes Fort Tejon CA.Ref: 5
1864*Lincoln poses for the photograph which appears on $5 bill.Ref: 62
1866*Fisk University established.Ref: 5
1870*The United States Weather Bureau is authorized by Congress.Ref: 4
1871*Federal fish protection office authorized by Congress.Ref: 5
1879*Cheyenne prisoners led by Dull Knife revolt at Fort Robinson.Ref: 5
1880*6' (1.8 meters) of snow falls in Seattle in 5 days.Ref: 5
1885*The first Japanese arrive in HawaiiRef: 5
1886*President Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence.Ref: 5
1891*First shipment of asparagus arrives in San Francisco from Sacramento.Ref: 5
1893*Canal builder De Lesseps & others sentenced to prison for fraud.Ref: 5
1903*Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota established.Ref: 5
1906*(Shipp) After seven hours of deliberation, the jury returns its verdict of "Guilty." Fearing a lynching, defense lawyers convince Johnson to waive his right to appeal. Judge McReynold's sentences Johnson to be hanged on March 13.Ref: 87
1908*Muir Woods National Monument, California established.Ref: 5
1908*Frans Schollaert succeeds De Trooz as premier of Belgium.Ref: 5
1909 France agrees to recognize German economic interests in Morocco in exchange for political supremacy.Ref: 2
1909*1st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium).Ref: 5
1909*First forestry school is incorporated at Kent OH.Ref: 5
1915*Exposition (now Civic) Auditorium dedicated, San Francisco.Ref: 5
1918*Army chaplain school organized at Fort Monroe VA.Ref: 5
1919*First European commercial plane, the Goliath, completes Paris to London round trip.Ref: 10
1920 International treaty recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Svalbard.Ref: 5
1922*The U.S. Congress establishes the World War Foreign Debt Commission.Ref: 2
1922*Rotterdam metal strike ends.Ref: 5
1922*Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii.Ref: 5
1922 Italian government of Bonomi falls.Ref: 5
1923*Soviet Aeroflot airlines established.Ref: 5
1923*Juan de la Cierva makes first autogiro (helicopter) flight, Spain.Ref: 5
1924 Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR.Ref: 5
1925*German Postal Minister A Höfle resigns due to corruption.Ref: 5
1925 Haifa Technion (Israel), opens.Ref: 5
1925 German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France.Ref: 5
1926*Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta GA schools.Ref: 5
1929 USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov Pact.Ref: 5
1932*US airship Columbia crashes during storm (Flushing NY).Ref: 5
1933*Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction.Ref: 5
1933*-63ºF (-53ºC), Moran WY (state record).Ref: 5
1934*Dillinger is arraigned; trial set for March 12.Ref: 42
1934*-14.3ºF (-25.8ºC), coldest day in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1934*-51ºF (-46ºC), Vanderbilt MI (state record).Ref: 5
1934 Balkan Entente alliance forms (Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey & Romania).Ref: 5
1936*Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army.Ref: 5
1937 Italian regime bans marriages between Italians & Abyssinians.Ref: 5
1939 Belgian Spaak government falls.Ref: 5
1941*Nazi collaborators destroy pro-Jewish café Alcazar Amsterdam (Alcazar refused to hang "No Entry for Jews" signs in front of cafe).Ref: 5
1941*Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Lancaster military plane.Ref: 5
1946*Stalin announces the new five-year plan for the Soviet Union, calling for production boosts of 50 percent.Ref: 2
1946 Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms.Ref: 5
1947*Willie Sutton escapes from Holmesburg Prison in Philadelphia.Ref: 52
1950*Joseph McCarthy, a relatively obscure Republican senator from Wisconsin, announces during a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, that he had in his hand a list of 205 Communists in the State Department. The unsubstantiated declaration, which was little more than a desperate publicity stunt.Ref: 3
1952 Belgian Pholien government resigns.Ref: 5
1953*General Walter Bedell Smith, USA, ends term as 4th director of CIA. Allen W Dulles, becomes acting director of CIA.Ref: 5
1954*-87ºF (-66ºC), Northice Station, Greenland (Greenland record).Ref: 5
1954 Mario Scelba forms new government in Italy.Ref: 5
1955 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts crematory law.Ref: 5
1955*US federations of trade unions merge into AFL/CIO.Ref: 5
1956*Samir el-Rifai forms government in Jordan.Ref: 5
1956*-5ºF (15ºC) in Sicily.Ref: 5
1956*R Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria.Ref: 5
1957 Checheno-Ingush ASSR reformed in RSFSR.Ref: 5
1957 Karachayevo-Cherkess Autonomous Region reestablished in RSFSR.Ref: 5
1957 Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper "Truth".Ref: 5
1960 Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins.Ref: 5
1961*Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo.Ref: 5
1962*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1962*Jamaica signs agreement to become independent.Ref: 5
1963*The very first Boeing 727 took off. It became the world’s most popular way to fly. 1,832 of the aircraft were built before production stopped in 1984.Ref: 4
1963*7th largest snowfall in NYC history (42.4 cm, 16.7").Ref: 5
1964*Anti-US rioting breaks out in the Panama Canal Zone.Ref: 5
1966*Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski.Ref: 5
1966*Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points.Ref: 5
1967*Georgia legislature seats Representative Julian Bond.Ref: 5
1968*Rotterdam metro opened by princess Beatrix.Ref: 5
1969*Concorde jetliner's first test flight (Bristol England).Ref: 5
1969*The Boeing 747 flew its inaugural flight this day. The milestone ushered in the age of the jumbo jet.Ref: 4
1970*Constitution of Singapore enacted.Ref: 5
1970*After 140 years of unofficial racial discrimination, the Mormons issued an official statement declaring that blacks were not yet to receive the priesthood "for reasons which we believe are known to God, but which He has not made fully known to man."Ref: 5
1972*Billionaire Howard Hughes said Clifford Irving's biography is a fake.Ref: 5
1972*Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire.Ref: 5
1972*British government declares state of emergency after month-long miners' strike.Ref: 5
1975*600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike.Ref: 5
1978*Canada expels 11 Soviets in spying case.Ref: 2
1978 Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established.Ref: 5
1979*Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses.Ref: 5
1979 Nigeria amends constitution.Ref: 5
1981*Francisco Balsamao elected President of Portugal.Ref: 5
1982*5.9 earthquake in New England & Canada; first since 1855.Ref: 5
1983*British PM Margaret Thatcher visits the Falkland Islands.Ref: 5
1983 Belgium buys 44 F-16s.Ref: 5
1986*Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed President of South Yemen.Ref: 5
1987*Twenty years after the first woman was admitted to the New York Stock Exchange, the Exchange Luncheon Club decided to install a ladies rest room.Ref: 4
1987 New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect.Ref: 5
1987*Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane attempts suicide.Ref: 5
1988*English Earl of St Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli.Ref: 5
1989 Michael Manley's Socialist Party wins Jamaica parliamentary election.Ref: 5
1990*Supreme Court strikes down Dallas' ordinance imposing strict zoning on sexually oriented businesses.Ref: 5
1990 Namibia's constitution ratified.Ref: 5
1991 Baker & Aziz meet in Geneva; talks fail to defuse the gulf crisis.Ref: 5
1991*US Supreme Court agrees to hear Joseph Doherty case.Ref: 5
1991*Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.Ref: 5
1993*NBC News announced it had settled a defamation lawsuit brought by General Motors over the network's "inappropriate demonstration" of a fiery pickup truck crash on its "Dateline NBC" program.Ref: 70
1994*Nelson Mandela becomes the first black president of South Africa.Ref: 2
1994 NATO delivers an ultimatum to Bosnian Serbs to remove heavy guns encircling Sarajevo, or face air strikes. Hours before the ultimatum was issued the Bosnian Serbs agreed to withdraw their artillery and mortars. (XDG, p 4A, 2/09/2004)Ref: 83
1995*Worker accidentally cuts electrical wires at Newark Airport.Ref: 5
1997*Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital.Ref: 5
1998 Decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned.Ref: 5
1998*Failed assassination attempt on Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze.Ref: 5
1999*The Senate began closed-door deliberations in President Clinton's impeachment trial even though both sides agreed that the two-thirds margin for conviction could not be attained. (XDG, p 4A, 2/09/2004)Ref: 83
2000*Boeing Co. engineers and technical workers began a 40-day strike.Ref: 70
2003*The US Navy ends its last planned bombing exercises on Puerto Rico's Vieques Islands. (XDG, p 4A, 2/09/2004)Ref: 83
2003*President Bush told congressional Republicans at a policy conference that Iraq had fooled the world for more than a decade about its banned weapons and the US was now facing a "moment of truth" in disarming Saddam Hussein. (XDG, p 4A, 2/09/2004)Ref: 83
2003*The leaders of Germany and Russia renewed their calls for a peaceful solution in Iraq, restating their opposition to any US-led war to disarm and oust Saddam Hussein. (XDG, p 4A, 2/09/2004)Ref: 83
1839*Thomas Henderson measures first stellar parallax (Alpha Centauri).Ref: 5
1863*(or 10th) The fire extinguisher is patented by Alanson Crane of Virginia.Ref: 2
1864*George A. Custer and Elizabeth C. Bacon wed at the Presbyterian Church in Monroe, Mi. Link 
1879*Kirland Warbler discovered on Andros Island in Bahamas.Ref: 5
1909*Ernest Shackleton reaches 88º23' south.Ref: 5
1928*First transatlantic TV transmission by John Logie Baird from Britain to New York.Ref: 10
1968*Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on the Moon.Ref: 5
1971*The "Apollo 14" spacecraft returns to Earth after man's third landing on the moon.Ref: 70
1973*Luna 21 launched, to Moon.Ref: 5
1975*Soyuz 17 returns to Earth.Ref: 5
1986*Halley's Comet reaches 30th perihelion (closest approach to Sun).Ref: 5
1990*64th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit.Ref: 5
1990*Galileo flies by Venus.Ref: 5
1998*Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov spacewalk record 3 hours 8 minutes.Ref: 5
1499 France & Venice sign treaty against Milan.Ref: 5
1554*Battle at London Sir Thomas Wyatt defeated.Ref: 5
1574 Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht.Ref: 5
1667 Treaty of Andrussovo Russia/Poland signs peace treaty.Ref: 5
1718*France declares war on Spain.Ref: 5
1744 Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Admiral Matthews).Ref: 5
1760 Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat.Ref: 5
1788 Austria declares war on Russia.Ref: 5
1792 Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Jassy.Ref: 5
1799*The USS Constellation captures the French frigate Insurgente off the West Indies.Ref: 2
1801 France & Austrian sign Peace of Lunéville.Ref: 5
1812*Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon.Ref: 5
1848 People's uprising in Palermo Sicily.Ref: 5
1861*The Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America elected Jefferson Davis president and Alexander H. Stephens vice president.Ref: 70
1861*First hostile act of Civil War; Star of the West fired on, Sumter SC.Ref: 5
1861*Confederate States of America formed inc. SC, GA, AL, MS, FL, LA.Ref: 17
1861*Tennessee votes against secession.Ref: 5
1861*Confederate Provisional Congress declares all laws under the US Constitution were consistent with constitution of Confederate states.Ref: 5
1904 Japanese troops land near Seoul, Korea, after disabling two Russian cruisers.Ref: 2
1904 Japan declares war on Russia.Ref: 5
1906 Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising.Ref: 5
1912*US marines invade Honduras.Ref: 5
1916*Conscription begins in Great Britain as the Military Service Act becomes effective.Ref: 2
1940*2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium.Ref: 5
1941*British troops conquer El Agheila.Ref: 5
1942*Chiang Kai-shek meets with Sir Stafford Cripps, the British viceroy in India.Ref: 2
1942*President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the removal of any or all people from military areas "as deemed necessary or desirable." This allowed for the creation of the Japanese-American internment camps.Ref: 3
1942*The US Joint Chiefs of Staff held its first formal meeting to coordinate military strategy during World War Two.Ref: 70
1942*Daylight-saving "War Time" went into effect in the United States, with clocks turned one hour forward.Ref: 70
1942*Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes.Ref: 5
1943*The Red Army takes back Kursk 15 months after it fell to the Germans.Ref: 2
1943*Japanese government in Java limits sale & use of motorcars.Ref: 5
1943*FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry.Ref: 5
1943*German riots at "plutocratenzoontjes", 1,200 in Vught Camp.Ref: 5
1943*Nazis arrest Dutch sons of rich parents.Ref: 5
1943*The World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an American victory over Japanese forces. (Go to article.)Ref: 70
1944*U-734/U-238 sunk off Ireland.Ref: 5
1945*US soldiers led by General Douglas MacArthur invade Philippines.Ref: 5
1945*Germany destroys Ruhrdammen.Ref: 5
1945*WAAF-corporal flies along the tail of a Spitfire.Ref: 5
1953*The French destroy six Viet Minh war factories hidden in the jungles of Vietnam.Ref: 2
1987*Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed.Ref: 5
1994 Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO's Arafat.Ref: 5
1995 Ecuador & Peru involve in boundary fight.Ref: 5
1540 The first recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester).Ref: 5
1811*First Women's Golf Tournament held.Ref: 5
1895 Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts.Ref: 5
1895*The first college basketball game was played as Minnesota State School of Agriculture defeated the Porkers of Hamline College, 9-3.Ref: 4
1900*The first Davis Cup tennis matches were played, founded by Dwight Davis.Ref: 3
1903*Baseball's National & American Leagues make peace.Ref: 5
1903*Frank Farrell & Bill Devery purchase AL Baltimore franchise for $18,000 & move it to New York City NY (Yankees).Ref: 5
1909*The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation is incorporated with Carl G. Fisher as president.Ref: 3
1912*US Tennis Association amends rule taking bye away from defending champion.Ref: 5
1916*NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20).Ref: 5
1930*Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game.Ref: 5
1932*America entered the 2-man bobsled competition for the first time at the Olympic Winter Games held at Lake Placid, NY.Ref: 4
1935 US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson.Ref: 5
1935 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee.Ref: 5
1940*Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1942*One of the all-time great moves in sports took place on this winter day. The Philadelphia National League baseball team decided to change its nickname from the Phillies to the Phils. The name, the Phillies, had been in use since the 1880s. We know the team as both the Phillies and the Phils.Ref: 4
1942*Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1943*NL seeks buyer for Phillies, as owner Gerry Nugent, falls in arrears.Ref: 5
1951*Washington Capitals NBA club folds.Ref: 5
1951*St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45.Ref: 5
1952*Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1952*Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty.Ref: 5
1953*Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 points in basketball game.Ref: 5
1954*Bert Olmstead, Montréal Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game.Ref: 5
1958*In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati OH) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54.Ref: 5
1959*Pat O'Connor beats Dick Hutton in St Louis MO, to become NWA champ.Ref: 5
1960*A verbal agreement was reached between representatives of the American and National Football Leagues. Both agreed not to tamper with player contracts.Ref: 4
1961*Twins agree on $500,000 payment to AA for Minneapolis/St Paul territory.Ref: 5
1962*NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks.Ref: 5
1962 Mister M (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne in Minnesota, to become NWA champ.Ref: 5
1964*9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria.Ref: 5
1967*The NFL New Orleans franchise takes the name "Saints".Ref: 5
1968*First ABA All-Star Game East 126 beats West 120 at Indiana.Ref: 5
1971*Satchel Paige becomes the first negro league star to be selected to the Hall of Fame.Ref: 1
1972*Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1974*Carlos Monzon KO's welterweight champion Jose Napoles in the 6th round in Paris, France to retain the middleweight boxing title.Ref: 97
1974 US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill.Ref: 5
1974 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr.Ref: 5
1975*Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1976*The Hall of Fame Special Committee on the Negro Leagues selects Oscar Charleston.Ref: 1
1979*High-school player Daryl Moreau makes 126 consecutive free throws.Ref: 5
1980*The late Yankee catcher Thurman Munson is inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame of Kent State UniversityRef: 1
1980*Rick Barry, Houston, is first in NBA to score 8, 3-point goals in a game.Ref: 5
1981*At the age of thirty-seven, Joe Morgan inks a one-year deal with the GiantsRef: 1
1982*Steve D'Innocenzo scores 3 hockey goals in 12 seconds in Massachusetts high school game.Ref: 5
1982*34th NHL All-Star Game Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington.Ref: 5
1984*After refusing a trade to the A's, two-time all-star Dusty Baker is waived by the Dodgers.Ref: 1
1984*Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession.Ref: 5
1985*Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out.Ref: 5
1986*Marvin Johnson wins the light-heavyweight boxing title for the third time when he stops Leslie Stewart of Trinidad in Indianapolis for the WBA version of the title.Ref: 97
1986*New York Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins.Ref: 5
1986*36th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 139-132 at Dallas.Ref: 5
1986*Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1986 West German team swims world record 4x200 meter freestyle (7:05.17).Ref: 5
1988*The A's sign a one year deal with free agent Don Baylor.Ref: 1
1988 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano.Ref: 5
1988*39th NHL All-Star Game Wales beat Campbell 6-5 (OT) at St Louis.Ref: 5
1988*New Hampshire begins a NCAA record 32-game losing streak at home (ends Feb 1991).Ref: 5
1989*Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games.Ref: 5
1990*Boston Celtics worst-ever (6 points in 2nd vs New Jersey Nets) & lose 87-78.Ref: 5
1990*Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1990*Doina Melinte runs world indoor record 1.5k (4:00:27) & mile (4:17:13).Ref: 5
1991*Terry Norris knocks down Sugar Ray Leonard twice & beats him.Ref: 5
1991*Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1991*Dean Smith of North Carolina is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games.Ref: 5
1991 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5k (6:41:73).Ref: 5
1992*42nd NBA All-Star Game West beats East 153-113 at Orlando.Ref: 5
1992*Heike Henkel high jumps female indoor world record (2.07 meters).Ref: 5
1992 Jani Sievinen swims world record 400 meter medley (4:07.10).Ref: 5
1992*Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Phar-Mor Golf Tournament at Hamlin Inverrary.Ref: 5
1993 Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 meter free style (53.33).Ref: 5
1994 Gunda Niemann skates world record (167.282 points).Ref: 5
1994 Rintje Ritsma skates world record (156.201 points).Ref: 5
1995*Irina Privalova runs female world record 50 meter (5.96 seconds).Ref: 5
1997*Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am.Ref: 5
1997*LG Senior Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1997*Mark O'Meara wins Buick golf invitational.Ref: 5
1997*Palm Beach National LPGA Pro-Am.Ref: 5
1997*Scotty Bowman, is first NHL coach to win 1,000 games.Ref: 5
1997*47th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 132-120 at Cleveland.Ref: 5
1998*Anatoly Karpov defeats Viswanathan Anand to retain chess title.Ref: 5
1998*Boston Red Sox Mo Vaughn pleads not guilty to drunken driving.Ref: 5
1998*Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player everRef: 5
1999*Days before spring training, the The Colorado Rockies and RHP Mike DeJean agree on a three-year contract.Ref: 86
2000*The Reds send four players, pitcher Brett Tomko, outfielder Mike Cameron and two minor leaguers to the Mariners and agree to a contract extension to obtain Seattle's superstar Ken Griffey Jr. Junior's nine-year $116.5 million contract is the richest package in baseball history, but in the current market is considered quite a bargain.Ref: 1
2002*19th Winter Olympics opens in Salt Lake City UT/Quebec City.Ref: 5
2003*The West beat the East 155-145 in the first double overtime game in NBA All-Star history. (XDG, p 4A, 2/09/2004)Ref: 83
1682 Thomas Otway's "Venice Preserved" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1847*First San Francisco newspaper published (California Star).Ref: 5
1893*Giuseppe Verdi's last opera, "Falstaff," was first performed, in Milan, Italy.Ref: 5
1893 World's first striptease performed at Moulin Rouge Paris.Ref: 10
1894 "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" released in movie theaters.Ref: 5
1894 Georges Feydeau's "Un à la Patte" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1918 Sacha Guitry's "Deburan" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1927*Dmitri Shostakovich's Octet opus 11, premieres in Moscow.Ref: 5
1928*Eugene O'Neill's "Marco Millions" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1929*BG DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1936 Noël Coward's "Astonished Heart" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1937*Maxwell Anderson's "High Tor" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1940*J Thurber & E Nugent's "Male Animal" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1946*"Would-Be Gentleman" opens at Booth Theater New York City NY for 77 performances.Ref: 5
1947*"Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City NY for 148 performances.Ref: 5
1947*Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony, premieres in San Francisco.Ref: 5
1948*Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston.Ref: 5
1951*Actress Greta Garbo gets U.S. citizenship.Ref: 2
1951*Life After Tomorrow, first film to receive an "X" rating, premieres.Ref: 5
1953*"The Adventures of Superman" TV series premieres in syndication.Ref: 5
1954*Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Louise Bogan & Leonie Adams.Ref: 5
1956 Abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column first appears in newspapers.Ref: 5
1959*"Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV.Ref: 5
1959*Coasters's "Charlie Brown" peaks at #2.Ref: 5
1963*Mao Tse-tung writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo".Ref: 5
1964*The Beatles make the first of three record-breaking appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show (live). As of 1995, this is the 5th highest rated television show with an average audience of 45.3%.Ref: 34
1964 GI Joe character created.Ref: 5
1964*NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's first appearance on WCBS-TV.Ref: 5
1965*"Beatles' '65" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks.Ref: 5
1966 Liza Minnelli brought her night club act to the Big Apple. She opened in grand style at the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel in New York.Ref: 4
1969*A young lady named Roslyn Kind made her quiet TV debut this night on The Ed Sullivan Show. Ed said she’s “...America’s teenager who wasn’t protesting or playing a guitar.” She only appeared once. Her sister appeared many times. Roslyn Kind is the sister of Barbra Streisand.Ref: 4
1970*Sly and The Family Stone received a gold record for the single, Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin). Sly (Sylvester) Stewart was a DJ in Oakland, CA.Ref: 4
1971*"Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic New York City NY after 19 performances.Ref: 5
1971*Probably first gay theme TV episode All in the Family.Ref: 5
1974*"Daddy What If" by Bobby Bare peaks at #41.Ref: 5
1974*"The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24.Ref: 5
1976*Ringo releases "Oh My My" in UK.Ref: 5
1976*CW McCall CB song "Convoy" hit #1 on the country music charts.Ref: 5
1977*"Porgy & Bess" closes at Uris Theater New York City NY after 122 performances.Ref: 5
1979 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin.Ref: 5
1979*K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste".Ref: 5
1979*ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special.Ref: 5
1979 Beginning of James Clavell's novel "Whirlwind".Ref: 5
1979*21st Grammy Awards Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey.Ref: 5
1984*NBC Entertainment president, Brandon Tartikoff, gave an interviewer the "10 Commandments for TV Programmers. Number 1: Never schedule a show because you like it. Number 10: All hits are flukes and never forget it!"Ref: 4
1984*"TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" premieres on NBC TV (Whoops).Ref: 5
1984*John Lennon's "Nobody Told Me" is released.Ref: 5
1984*"Rink" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 204 performances.Ref: 5
1985*Madonna's "Like a Virgin" album goes #1 for 3 weeks.Ref: 5
1987*Sir Rudolf Bing (of New York Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass.Ref: 5
1988 August Wilson's "Piano Lesson" premieres in Boston.Ref: 5
1989*"Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS.Ref: 5
1989*Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1990*"The Bradys" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV.Ref: 5
1991*"This Is Ponderous" by 2nu peaks at #46.Ref: 5
1992*"2 Shakespearean Actors" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 29 performances.Ref: 5
1992*Fastest yodeler-22 tones/15 falsetto in 1 second by Thomas School of Germany.Ref: 5
1995*"Heiress" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 340 performances.Ref: 5
1996*WYNY-FM in New York NY changes calls to WKTU-FM.Ref: 5
1997*The Simpsons became the longest-running prime-time animated series. The record was previously held by "The Flintstones".Ref: 4
1997*11th American Comedy Award Debbie Reynolds.Ref: 5
1998*6th annual ESPY Awards.Ref: 5
1404*Constantine XI Dragases last Byzantine Emperor, is born.Ref: 5
1441*Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani] Turkish poet/author (Mahbub al-kulub), is born.Ref: 5
1489*-George Hartmann born, designed astrolabes, timepieces, etc.Ref: 62
1574*Christoph Buel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1578*Giambattista Andreini Italian playwright/actor (L'adamo), is born.Ref: 5
1579*John Meursius [van Meurs], Dutch historian, is born.Ref: 5
1602*Franciscus van de Enden Flemish Jesuit/free thinker/tutor of Spinoza, is born.Ref: 5
1607*Abraham Megerle composer, is born.Ref: 5
1620*Johann Weichmann composer, is born.Ref: 5
1695*-John E Loovens lawyer, is born.Ref: 5
1699*Robert J Pothier French lawyer, is born.Ref: 5
1708*Egidio Romoaldo Duni composer (opéra-comique), is born.Ref: 5
1728*Thomas Warton poet laureate of England (Pleasures of Melancholy), is born.Ref: 5
1731*Gasparo Angiolini, Italian choreographer/composer, is born.Ref: 70
1735*Adriaan Kluit Dutch historian, is born.Ref: 5
1741*Henri-Joseph Rigel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1744*Amos Bull composer, is born.Ref: 5
1748*Luther Martin, American lawyer, is born.Ref: 70
1748*Stefan Paluselli composer, is born.Ref: 5
1756*Karel Blazej Kopriva composer, is born.Ref: 5
1771*Daniel Belknap composer, is born.Ref: 5
1772*Frans Mikael Franzén Finnish-Swedish poet (Abo), is born.Ref: 5
1773*William Henry Harrison, (Whig) 9th President (March 4-April 4, 1841), is born in Charles City County, Va.Ref: 70
1775*Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai Hungary, mathematician (parallel axiom), is born.Ref: 5
1780*Walenty Karol Kratzer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1783*Vasili A Zjukovski Russian folk poet/translator (Homer), is born.Ref: 5
1790*Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom Swedish poet (Lycksalighetens), is born.Ref: 5
1803*Christopher Gustavus Memminger Secretary Treasurer (Confederacy) died in 1888, is born.Ref: 5
1808*Francesco Gomez da Rocha composer, is born.Ref: 5
1814*Samuel Tilden, American lawyer, governor of New York, philanthropist for New York Public Library, is born.Ref: 70
1815*William Jackson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1816*John Palmer Usher Secretary Interior (Union) died in 1889, is born.Ref: 5
1819*Lydia E. Pinkham, patent-medicine maker and entrepeneur, is born.Ref: 2
1819*Birth of William True Sleeper, New England Congregational clergyman and author of the hymns "Jesus, I Come" and "Ye Must Be Born Again."Ref: 5
1820*Pavel Krizkovsky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1822*John Porter Hatch volunteers Bvt Major General (Union), died in 1901, is born.Ref: 5
1822 Charles T Stork Dutch industrialist, is born.Ref: 5
1826*John Alexander Logan Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886, is born.Ref: 5
1829*Thomas William Robertson England, playwright (Caste), is born.Ref: 5
1829*Adolf von Schlagintweit German explorer (Tarimbekken), is born.Ref: 5
1830*Abdül Aziz Istanbul Ottoman, 32nd sultan of Turkey (1861-76), is born.Ref: 5
1832*-Esquire Maurits A de Savornin Lohman Dutch Governor of Suriname, is born.Ref: 5
1834*Felix Dahn writer, is born.Ref: 5
1834*Franz Xaver Witt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1834*Hawaiian King Kamehameha IV is born.Ref: 68
1839*John Knowles Paine Portland ME, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1843*Christiaan A Ulder Curaçao, composer (waltzes/tumbas), is born.Ref: 5
1846*William Maybach, the German engineer designer of the first Mercedes automobile, is born.Ref: 2
1851*Giuseppi Gallignani composer, is born.Ref: 5
1851*Luis Coloma Spanish jesuit/writer/theologian (Pequeñeces, Boy), is born.Ref: 5
1853*Sir Leander Starr Jameson PM of South African Cape colony, is born.Ref: 5
1854*Aletta [Henriëtte] Jacobs first Dutch female physician, is born.Ref: 5
1854*Edward Carson first Baron Carson, lawyer/leader (Irish Unionist Party), is born.Ref: 5
1856*Anton Askerc Slavic priest/poet (Primoz Trubar), is born.Ref: 5
1856*Lizette Woodworth Reese US poet (Branch of May, Tears), is born.Ref: 5
1856*Stevan Mokranjac composer, is born.Ref: 5
1857*Henry B Fuller American writer (Under the Skylights), is born.Ref: 5
1857*Johannes T de Visser theologist/Dutch first minister of Education, is born.Ref: 5
1859*-Carrie Lane Chapman Catt women's rights leader/founder (League of Women Voters), is born.Ref: 5
1859*Frederik Pijper Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries), is born.Ref: 5
1863*Anthony Hope [Hopkins] London, novelist, is born.Ref: 5
1865*Erich von Drygalski German Federal Republic, geographer/glaciologist/Antarctic explorer, is born.Ref: 5
1865*Mrs [Beatrice] Patrick Campbell England, actress (Pygmalion, Sean O'Casey's mistress), is born.Ref: 5
1866*George Ade journalist: Chicago Morning News/Record; playwright: The Sultan of Sulu, Peggy from Paris, The College Widow; humorist: Fables in Slang; is born.Ref: 4
1866*Albert Baertsoen Flemish painter/etcher, is born.Ref: 5
1867*Jacques Urlus Dutch tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth), is born.Ref: 5
1867*Edward Naylor composer, is born.Ref: 5
1867*Natsume Sôseki [Natsume Kinnosuke] Japanese author (Kokoro), is born.Ref: 5
1870*Joseph B Strauss civil engineer/builder (Golden Gate Bridge), is born.Ref: 5
1871*Howard T Ricketts US pathologist (studied typhus fever), is born.Ref: 5
1871*Franc S Finzgar Slovenian clergyman/writer (Our Blood), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Hayyim Nahman Bialik Rädi Ukraine, Hebrew poet/translator, is born.Ref: 5
1874*Amy Lowell Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: What’s O’Clock [1926]; Sword Blades and Poppy Seeds; is born.Ref: 4
1874*Vsevolod Meyerhold Russian theatrical producer/director/actor (Houligan), is born.Ref: 5
1875*Sidney Hugo Nicholson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1876*Hans Bethge writer, is born.Ref: 5
1876*Martin Stixrud Norway, figure skater (Olympics-bronze-1920), is born.Ref: 5
1876*Aloïs Walgrave Flemish writer/pastor (Silent hours), is born.Ref: 5
1879*Carl Natanael Berg composer, is born.Ref: 5
1879*Jacques Bainville French historian/essayist/journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1880*James Stephens, Irish writer (The Charwoman's Daughter, The Crock of Gold), is born.Ref: 2
1881*Lascelles Abercrombie English poet/critic (Revaluations), is born.Ref: 5
1881*Giovanni Papini Italy, writer (Il Diavolo), is born.Ref: 5
1884*Frederik Gerretson [Geerten Gossaert], Dutch poet/politician), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Henry Zimmerman baseball player (1912-batted .372 with 14 home runs), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Vital Celen Flemish writer (Puppy Love), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Karel Capek Czechoslovakia, writer (R U R ); coined the word "robot", is born.Ref: 5
1890*Kurt Tucholsky German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Jacobus J P Oud Dutch architect/co-founder (Stijl), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Ronald Colman English-born American stage and film actor, is born.Ref: 70
1891*August Gailit Estonia, writer (Ekke Moor), is born.Ref: 5
1891 Pietro Nenni Italy, socialist/minister of foreign affairs (1946-47), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Peggy Wood Brooklyn NY, actress (One Life to Live, Mama), is born.Ref: 5
1892 Barend ter Haar Dutch lawyer (Indonesian adat justice), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Henryk Stazewski Polish abstract painter/graphic artist, is born.Ref: 5
1897*Luis Gianneo composer, is born.Ref: 5
1897*Sir Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith pioneer Australian aviatorRef: 5
1898*Vilma Banky Budapest Hungary, silent screen actress (Eagle, Rebel), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Joseph Frederick Wagner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1901*(Waldo) Brian Donlevy actor: Destry Rides Again, Wake Island, Arizona Bushwackers, Five Golden Dragons, Jesse James, Dangerous Assignment; is born in Portadown Ireland.Ref: 4
1901*Chic Young cartoonist (Blondie), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Jose Maria Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás Spanish priest (Opus Dei), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Blanche Calloway US vocalist/dancer (12 Clouds of Joy), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Chester H Lauck Allene AR, actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Georg Trexler composer, is born.Ref: 5
1904*George Balanchine dancer/choreographer/ballet producer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Gwen Catley British soprano, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Aubrey "Dit" Clapper NHL hall of famer (Boston Bruins), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Simone de Beauvoir France, author (Mandarins, 2nd Sex), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Jackie Fields US, featherweight boxer (Olympics-gold-1924), is born.Ref: 5
1909*(David) Dean Rusk, U.S. Secretary of State under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, is born.Ref: 4
1909*Herva Nelli soprano, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Heather Angel Oxford England, actress (Informer, Last of Mohicans), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Carmen Miranda [Maria do Carmo Miranda Da Cunha] Marco de Canavezes Portugal, vocalist/actress (Copacabana, Date With Judy), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Harald Genzmer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1909 John Eustace Theodore Brancker lawyer/parliamentarian, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Jacques Monod, the French Nobel Prize-winning biologist, is born.Ref: 70
1910*Dick Henry Jurgen bandleader, is born.Ref: 5
1911*-Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling professor of occupational health, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Stafford William Somerfield British newspaper editor, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Ralph Tubbs architect, is born.Ref: 5
1912 Hubert William Dean air armaments specialist, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst vocal/piano, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Peter John Norton, naval diplomat/artist, is born.Ref: 5
1913 Leo van der Kar masseur/businessman/founder (Sports funds), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Country Music Hall of Famer Ernest Tubb is born.Ref: 4
1914*Gypsy Rose Lee (Rose Hovick) actress, dancer, stripper: You Can’t Have Everything, The Trouble with Angels, The Stripper, My Lucky Star; subject of Broadway show & film: Gypsy; sister of actress, June Havoc; is born in Seattle WA.Ref: 68
1914*Bill Veeck Baseball Hall of Fame owner: Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, Chicago White Sox; promoter: outrageous door prizes, ingenious promotional schemes [Bat Day, fireworks, exploding scoreboards, player names on backs of uniforms]; signed AL’s first black player [Larry Doby: 1947] and oldest rookie [42-year-old Satchel Paige: 1948]; is born.Ref: 4
1914*Derek Allhusen England, equestrian (Olympics-gold-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Kenny (Klook) Clarke Pittsburgh PA, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Ralph Herman Milwaukee WI, orchestra leader (Circus Time), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Max Manus resistance fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Anita Louise New York City NY, actress (My Friend Flicka), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Vic Mizzy Brooklyn NY, orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Alain Bernardin impressario (Crazy Horse Saloon), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Herbert Lom Czech, actor (Pink Panther Strikes Again, Dorian Gray), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Seymour Barab composer, is born.Ref: 5
1921*B M Ducat-Amos Air Commandant/director (RAF Nursing Service), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Charles Montgomery Monteith publisher, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Ahmed Sékou Touré President of Guinea (1957-84), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Kathryn Grayson (Zelma Hednick) actress: Kiss Me Kate, Show Boat, The Kissing Bandit, It Happened in Brooklyn, Anchors Aweigh, is born.Ref: 17
1923*Brendan Behan Irish dramatist: The Quare Fellow [prison drama: 1956], The Hostage [1958], Borstal Boy [autobiography: Borstal Boy: 1958], Brendan Behan’s Island [1962], Hold Your Hour and Have Another [1964], The Scarperer [1964]; jailed for Irish Republican Army activities; is born.Ref: 4
1923*Norman E Shumway Michigan, pioneer cardiac transplant surgeon, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Julián B Coco Curaçao guitarist/bassist (Utrecht Symphony Orchestra), is born.Ref: 5
1924*George Guest British organist, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Vic (Victor Woodrow) Wertz baseball: Detroit Tigers [all-star: 1949, 1951, 1952], St. Louis Browns, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians [World Series: 1954/all-star: 1957], Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins; is born.Ref: 4
1925*Lee Van Cleef New Jersey, actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from New York), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Abdelhamid Benhadugah novelist, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Garret FitzGerald Prime Minister of Ireland, is born.Ref: 5
1927 Donald Miller CEO (Scottish Power), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Norman Adams painter/ceramic sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Judith Krantz New York New York, author (Scruples, I'll Take Manhattan, Princess Daisy, Dazzle), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Domenico Modugno Italy, rocker (Polignano A Mare), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Fernand J St Germain (Representative-D-RI, 1961- ), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Roger Mudd, Washington DC, news anchor (CBS Weekend News, NBC Evening News), is born.Ref: 5
1929*-Heiner Muller dramatist, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Bill Barrett (Representative-R-NB), is born.Ref: 5
1929*James Mulcro Drew composer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Willem Kersters Flemish composer (Parwati, Gospel Song), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Emil Petrovics composer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Robert Morris sculptor: Observatory, Transcendence, The Fallen and the Saved, Kansas City’s Bull Wall at the American Royal Arena, is born.Ref: 4
1931*Algi[rda]s [Jonas] Budrys Prussia, sci-fi author (Man of Earth), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Geoffrey Wragg British reorganizer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Xavier Benguerel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Jo Ann Prentice golf: Nabisco/Colgate Dinah Shore Champion [1974], is born.Ref: 4
1933*Robert Garcia (Representative-D-New York, 1978- ), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Sonia Garmers [Justina], Curaçao, author (Dear Queen), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Countess of Airlie, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Justice Johnson, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Lord Williams of Elvel, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Bart Starr NFL quarterback/coach (Green Bay), is born.Ref: 5
1934*John A Ziegler Jr Grosse Pointe MI, 4th NHL president (1977-92), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Dick Enberg Mt Clemens MI, sportscaster (Where's Huddles), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Kenneth "Buddy" Scott blues guitarist/Singer, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Paul Flynn MP, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Peter Fletcher music teacher, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Clive Swift Liverpool, actor (Frenzy, Passage to India), is born.Ref: 5
1937*K Schlesinger writer, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Brian Wenham media consultant/journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Johnny Sayles US vocalist (You Made Me Wiggle), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Aad Kosto Dutch theologist/actor/assistant secretary of Justice, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Barry Mann songwriter: with Cynthia Weil on dozens of ’60s & ’70s ‘Brill Building’ hits; singer: Who Put the Bomp [in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp], is born.Ref: 4
1939*Janet Suzman actress: Nicholas and Alexandra, A Dry White Season, Voyage of the Damned, The House on Garibaldi Street, is born in South Africa.Ref: 4
1940*Smokey Robinson (of the Miracles) is born.Ref: 5
1940*Brian Bennett musician: drums: group: The Shadows: Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, is born in London England.Ref: 4
1940*-Jimmy Boyd McComb MO, actor/singer (Howard-Bachelor Father), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Barbara Buczek composer, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Ronnie Claire Edwards Oklahoma City OK, actress (Corabeth-Waltons, 8 Seconds, Sweet Bird of Youth), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Actress Sheila James Kuehl (Zelda on "Dobie Gillis") is born.Ref: 5
1941*Carole King (Klein) songwriter, singer: Loco-motion, It Might as Well Rain Until September, It’s Too Late, Jazzman, is born.Ref: 17
1941*Joan Baez Staten Island, folk singer/human rights advocate, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Susannah York London, actress (A Man for All Seasons, Tom Jones), is born.Ref: 5
1942*K Callan Dallas TX, actress (This House Possessed, Splendor in the Grass, Martha-Lois & Clark), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Carole King (Klein) songwriter, singer: Loco-motion, It Might as Well Rain Until September, It’s Too Late, Jazzman, is born in Brooklyn NY.Ref: 4
1942*Peder Lunde Jr Norway, yachtsman (Olympics-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Charlie Morrow composer, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Milos Stedron composer, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Joe Pesci Academy Award-winning actor: Goodfellas [1990]; Raging Bull, My Cousin Vinny, Hey, Let’s Twist!, Star Time Kids, Half Nelson, is born in Newark NJ.Ref: 4
1943*Dick Yount rocker (Harpers Bizarre), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Kathryn Walker Philadelphia PA, actress (Beacon Hill, Barbara-Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Kenneth Kelley US singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Rob Hoeke Dutch pianist/singer (Drinking on My Bed), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Jonny Nilsson Sweden, 10K speed skater (Olympics-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Squire Fridell Oakland CA, actor (Rosetti & Ryan), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Barbara Lewis US vocalist (Hello Stranger), is born.Ref: 5
1943*James King New Orleans LA, basketball player (Olympics-gold-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Ryland Davies tenor, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Alice Walker, Pulitzer prize winning author (The Color Purple), is born.Ref: 2
1944*Barbara Lewis singer: Make Me Your Baby, Hello Stranger, Baby I’m Yours, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Scott Engel vocalist (Walker Brothers-Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Jimmy Page London England, rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Bill Bergey football: Philadelphia Eagles linebacker: Super Bowl XV, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Frank J Biondi Jr president (HBO), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Harun Farocki actor/director (Nicht loeschbares Feur), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Mia Farrow (Maria de Lourdes Villers) actress: Peyton Place, Hannah and Her Sisters, Rosemary’s Baby; ex-Mrs. Frank Sinatra; ex-Mrs. Woody Allen, is born in Los Angeles CA.Ref: 4
1946*Leo Gullotta actor (Sinbad of the 7 Seas), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Annette Penhaligon, is born.Ref: 5
1946*M J H Sterling Vice-Chancellor (Brunel University), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Joe Ely Amarillo TX, country vocalist (Honky Tonk Masquerade), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Major Harris US R&B-singer (Love won't Let me wait), is born.Ref: 5
1948*William Cowsill Newport RI, rock guitarist/vocals (Cowsills-We Can Fly), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Paul King rocker (Blue Oyster Cult)Ref: 5
1949*Judith Light actress: One Life to Live, Who’s the Boss, Phenom, is born in Trenton NJ.Ref: 4
1949*Bernard Gallacher British golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Janet Issaca Ashford writer, is born.Ref: 5
1950*David Johansen [Buster Poindexter], NY, singer (Hot! Hot! Hot!), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Rio Reiser rock singer, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Andrew N Meltzoff developmental psychologist, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Lloyd Weldon Keasor Pumphrey MD, wrestler (Olympics-silver-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Terry Hawkins theatre administrator, is born.Ref: 5
1951*Crystal Gayle Kentucky, country singer (Don't it make my brown eyes blue), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Rosalyn Kind Brooklyn, singer (½ sister of Barbra Streisand), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas saxophonist (Kool & the Gang-Celebration), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Jay Inslee (Representative-D-Washington), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Penny Peyser Irvington NY, actress (Rich Man Poor Man, Knots Landing), is born.Ref: 5
1952 Eveline L Herfkens Dutch MP (PvdA), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Danny White quarterback (Dallas Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Andre Sevard NHLer, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Antonius GM "Toon" Agterberg Dutch actor (Hunk), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Gary Franks (Representative-R-CT), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Lance Hoppens rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Ulrich Walter German Federal Republic, cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1955*Charles Shaughnessy London England, actor (Maxwell Sheffield-The Nanny, Shane-Days of our Lives), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Jim J Bullock Casper WY, actor (Monroe-Too Close for Comfort), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Kimberly Beck Hilton Glendale CA, actress (Kim-Peyton Place), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Philip Jackson Ford Jr North Carolina, basketball player (Olympics-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Gordon Strachan soccer player, is born.Ref: 5
1957*Mohammed Valli Moosa South African leader (UDF), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Alexander "Sandy" W B Lyle Shrewsbury England, PGA golfer (1988 Phoenix Open), is born.Ref: 5
1960*David Peoples Augusta ME, Nike golfer (1991 Buick Southern Open), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Lisa Walters Prince Rupert BC, LPGA golfer (Itoki Hawaiian-1992, 93), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Holly Johnson vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Peggy A Whitson Mt Ayr IA, PhD/astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1961*John Kruk US baseball first baseman (Philadelphia Phillies), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Phil Lewis London England, rock vocalist (LA Guns-It's Over Now), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Diego Perez Spain, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1962*Martin D Lascelles grandson of English princess Mary, is born.Ref: 5
1963*(James) Travis Tritt Grammy Award-winnning singer: vocal collaboration w/Marty Stuart [1993]; Anymore, Can I Trust You with My Heart, Help Me Hold On; appeared in: Rio Diablo, The Cowboy Way, Sgt. Bilko, Tales From The Crypt, half-time show at 1993’s Super Bowl, is born in Marietta GA.Ref: 4
1963*Bonnie Levin Miami Beach FL, WPVA volleyballer, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Madusa Miceli [Debra Ann], Milan Italy, wrestler (WCW), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Stan Javier S P de Macoris Dominican Republic, outfielder (Oakland A's, San Francisco Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Rachel Bolan rocker (Skid Row), is born.Ref: 5
1965*[Tyrone] Muggsy Bogues NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, San Francisco Warriors, Washington Bullets), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Atsuo Kudo hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Carin Garbarra East Orange NJ, soccer forward (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Cindy Brooks East Hampton CT, rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Darren Bennett NFL punter (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Georg Franz Straubing Germany, hockey forward (Team Germany, Landshut), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Vincent Brown NFL inside linebacker (New England Patriots), is born.Ref: 5
1965*David Brandon NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Falcons), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Lennox Lewis London England, Super heavyweight boxer (Olympics-gold-1988), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Jimmie Jones defensive end/defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1966*James "Rachel" Bolan Point Pleasant NJ, rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Amanda Roocroft opera singer, is born.Ref: 5
1967*Dave Matthews singer/musician (Dave Matthews Band), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Dave Mcllwain Seaforth, NHL center (Pittsburgh Penguins), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Jamie Huscroft Creston, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Kate Golden Beaumont TX, LPGA golfer (1992 Ping/Welch-5th), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Stevon Moore NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Todd Pratt US baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Katie Anderson Kingston Jamaica, Canada 100m hurdler (Olympics-7th-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Mardi Lunn Liverpool Sydney Australia, golfer (1991 Thailand Open), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Derek Strong NBA forward (Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Marcus Meloan Agana Guam, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 US Amateur Champion), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Paul Claxton Vidalia GA, Nike golfer (NIKE Central Georgia Open-38th), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Domingo Jean Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Houston Astros), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Johanna Ikonen ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Jeff Pahukoa NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Jimmy Smith NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Peta Edebone Australian softball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Thomas Brandl Bad Tolz Germany, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Todd Lyght US football quarterback (St Louis Rams), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Graciela Schutt El Paso TX, WPVA volleyballer (Deerfield-25th-1995), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Grant Moorhead New Plymouth New Zealand, Australasia golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1971*Bill Schroeder NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl XXXI), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Elizabeth Punsalan Syracuse NY, dance skater (& Swallow, Olympics-15-94), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Scott Thornton London, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Gonzalo Floyd CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jason Mathews NFL tackle (Indpls Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jim Miller NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons, Jaguars), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Pat O'Neill NFL punter/place kicker (New England Patriots), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Sharon Case Detroit MI, actress (Sharon Collins-Young & Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Eddie Mason NFL linebacker (New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Jay Powell Meridian MS, pitcher (Florida Marlins), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Kristie Hicks Bardstown KY, Miss Kentucky-America (1995), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Jason George actor (Michael Bourre-Sunset Beach), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Norbert Rosza Hungarian swimmer (100 meter freestyle record), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Aaron Holbert US baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Ronald Hamming soccer player (FC Groningen, Fortuna Sittard), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Amber Valletta Phoenix AZ, model (Face, House of Style, Bazaar), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Jamain Stephens NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Brad Maynard punter (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1974*John Wallace NBA forward (Toronto Raptors), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Orlando Bobo guard (Minnesota Vikings), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Justin Huish Fountain Valley CA, archer (Olympics-gold-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Mariano Friedick Tarzana CA, pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Amy Safe Australian rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Radek Bonk Koprivnice Czechoslovakia, NHL center (Ottawa Senators, Team Czechoslovakia), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Lavinia Magruder Miss Vermont Teen-USA (1996)Ref: 5
1349*700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses.Ref: 5
1450*Agnes Sorel, mistress of Charles VII of France, dies.Ref: 62
1499 Johan Cicero elector of (Brandenburg, 1486-99), dies at 43.Ref: 5
1514 Anna de Bretagne wife of Maximilian, dies at 36.Ref: 5
1555*John Hooper deprived Bishop of Gloucester, burnt for heresy.Ref: 5
1567*(or 10th) Lord Darnley (Henry Stuart), the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered his sick-bed in a house in Edinburgh when the house blows up.Ref: 2
1569*St. Philip of Moscow, primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, is murdered by Czar Ivan IV ("Ivan the Terrible").Ref: 5
1570*Tsar Ivan the terrible kills 1000-2000 residents of Novgorod.Ref: 5
1583*Jeseph Sanalbo Jewish convert in Rome, burned at stake.Ref: 5
1588*Alvaro de Bazan Santa Cruz, Spanish naval commander, dies at age 61.Ref: 70
1617*Hans Christoph Haiden composer, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1640*Murad IV sultan of Turkey (1623-40), dies in Baghdad at 27.Ref: 5
1670*Frederik III King of Denmark/Norway (1648-70), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1675*Gerard Dou Dutch painter, buried.Ref: 5
1677*Aernout "Aert" van der Neer cartoonist/landscape painter, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1679*Werner Fabricius composer, dies at 45.Ref: 5
1740*Vincenz Lubeck composer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1751*Henri F D'Aguesseau Chancellor of France (1717-50), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1765*Elisabetta de Gambarini composer, dies at 33.Ref: 5
1798*Pedro Pablo Abarca d Bolea Earl of Aranda Spanish officer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1811*Nevill Maskelyne, 5th Astronomer Royal of England (1765-1811), dies.Ref: 5
1812*Franz Anton Hoffmeister composer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1817*Franz Wilhelm Tausch composer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1824*Anna K Emmerick/Emmerich German poet, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1828*Pieter Hoen Dutch journalist/patriot (Neder-Rhijn), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1843*-Caroline Herschel "1st lady of astronomy", dies at 98 in Germany.Ref: 5
1846*Henry Gally Knight architect/writer, dies.Ref: 5
1849 Jan Kops Dutch agriculturist/vicar, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1849*Corneille Vander Planken composer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1853*Juan N Gallego Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos de Mayo), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1854*Filippo Traetta [Philip Trajetta], Italian composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1855*Clipper Guiding Star disappears in Atlantic, 480 die.Ref: 5
1860*Edmond Willem van Dam van Isselt Dutch military/liberal politician, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1863*Ferdinand Huber composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1865*James Gilliss, American naval officer; founded the U.S. Naval Observatory, dies at age 53.Ref: 70
1874*Jules Michelet French historian (History of France), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1878*Victor Emmanuel II king of Sardinia (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1879*Don Joaquin BF Espartero fieldmarshall/viceroy of Navarra, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1881*Fyodor Dostoyevsky political revolutionary, author: The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot; dies at age 59.Ref: 4
1886*Jakob Eduard Schmolzer composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1891*Johan B Jongkind Dutch/French painter (Winter View), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1893 Mohara Arab ivory/slave trader, dies in battle & is eaten.Ref: 5
1902 Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns Belgian lawyer/Interior minister, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1906*Paul Laurence Dunbar, black dialect poet, dies at 33 in Dayton OH.Ref: 5
1908*Abraham Goldfaden US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1908*Wilhelm Busch writer, dies.Ref: 5
1909*Catulle Mendes, French poet, playwright and novelist, dies at age 67.Ref: 4
1911*Edwin Arthur Jones composer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1913 10 Day Tragedy of Mexico City; 3,000 die.Ref: 5
1916*Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek composer, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1918*Emiel van der Straeten [Delrue], Flemish playwright, dies at 30.Ref: 5
1923*Katherine Mansfield New Zealand/British writer (Dove's Nest), dies at 34.Ref: 5
1924*Death of British Armenian scholar F. C. Conybeare, 68. His researches did much to relate the Armenian language and culture to the Greek Old Testament (the Septuagint).Ref: 5
1924*Nils Kj'r Norwegian playwright (Det Lykkelige Valg), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1927 Houston S Chamberlain British/German race theorist, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1927*Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montréal, 78 children died.Ref: 5
1929*-Heiner Müller writer, dies.Ref: 5
1930*Edward W Buck Dutch/US editor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1931*Claude Anet [Jean Schopfer] French writer (La fille perdue), dies.Ref: 5
1932*Junnosuke Inouye, Japanese minister of Finance, murdered.Ref: 5
1935*Karl Nef Swiss musicologist, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1936*John Gilbert actor (Love, Downstairs), dies at 40.Ref: 5
1936*Jacques Bainville French historian/essayist/journalist, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1938 Truby King pioneer of mothercraft, dies.Ref: 5
1939*Johann Strauss Austrian conductor/Royal ball director, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1941 Ko Boezeman Dutch resistance fighter, dies.Ref: 5
1941*6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest Romania.Ref: 5
1943*Robin G Collingwood English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1943*... Reydons wife of General Reydons, shot to death by resistance.Ref: 5
1945*George J L Maduro resistance fighter (Madurodam), dies in Dachau.Ref: 5
1945*Jan Bakker resistance fighter, executed at 26.Ref: 5
1946*Countee Cullen US poet (Black Christ, One Way to Heaven), dies in New York City NY at 42.Ref: 5
1947*Karl Mannheim sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1947*Lambertus Zijl sculptor (Merchant Exchange-Amsterdam), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1948*Karl Valentin German comic/writer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1949*Amilcare Zanella composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1949*Poul Julius Ouscher Schierbeck composer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1952*Norman Douglas essayist/novelist, dies.Ref: 5
1953*Hans Aanrud Norwegian author (Storken), dies at 89.Ref: 5
1953*Korean ferryboat "Chang Tyong-Ho" sank off Pusan killing 249.Ref: 5
1957*Mary Carr Moore composer, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1957*Miklós Horthy von Nagybanya Hung Admiral/regent (1920-44), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1958*Paul Fechter German writer/historian (God's Magician), dies.Ref: 5
1959*Paul Malengreau composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1959*Dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die.Ref: 5
1960*Ernst von Dohnanyi US composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1961*Grigory Levenfish International chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1962*LeRoy B Shield US pianist/composer (Union Pacific Suite), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1964*Halide Edib Adevar/Salih Turkish feminist (Handan), dies at about 80.Ref: 5
1964*Willie Bryant singer (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1966*Sophie Tucker (Abuza) singer, vaudeville: ‘Last of the Red Hot Mamas’; “I’ve been poor, I’ve been rich. Believe me, rich is better.”; dies at age 79.Ref: 4
1966*Haro Levoni Step'anyan composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1968*Kokichi Tsuburaya Japanese marathoner (Olympics-bronze-1964), commits suicide.Ref: 5
1968*Louis-François-Marie Aubert French composer (Habanera), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1968*Barbara Everest actress (Inquest, Madeleine), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1968*Frederik M baron van Asbeck lawyer (League of Nations), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1969*George "Gabby" Hayes, Wellesvile NY, actor (In Old Santa Fe, El Paso), dies at age 83.Ref: 4
1969*Ladislav Vycpalek composer, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1969*Manuel Plaza Reyes Chilean marathoner (Olympics-gold 1928), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1971*Quake in San Fernando Valley kills 65 & causes over $½ billion damage.Ref: 5
1972*Ted Shawn US dancer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1973*Max Yasgur owner Woodstock-festival farmland, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1974 Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1975*John Slater actor (Deadlock, 3 on a Spree), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1975*Pierre Fresnay French actor (Monsieur Vincent), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1975*Constant Burniaux Belgian art historian (L'amour Vivre), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1976*Percy Faith, singer, Grammy Award-winning orchestra leader, composer: The Theme from "A Summer Place" [1960]; My Heart Cries for You [Guy Mitchell hit], Delicado, Song from Moulin Rouge, Theme for Young Lovers; dies in Los Angeles CA.Ref: 4
1977*Hal Sawyer TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1977*Alexey Kozlovsky composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1977*Gaus, an orangutan who lived to be 59, dies.Ref: 5
1977*Denys Amiel French dramatist/playwright (Le mouton noir), dies at 92.Ref: 5
1977*Sergei Ilyushin Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1978*Ted Bundy kills Kimberly Leach, 12, Lake City FL; later executed.Ref: 5
1979*Allen Tate, American poet and literary critic, dies at age 79.Ref: 70
1979*Avery Claflin composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1979*Sara Carter vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1980*63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.Ref: 5
1980*Antoine Pompe Belgian architect, dies at 106.Ref: 5
1981*Bill Haley (William John Clifton Haley Jr.) musician, singer: group: Bill Haley and His Comets: Rock Around the Clock, Mambo Rock, Dim, Dim the Lights, Shake, Rattle and Roll, Crazy Man Crazy, See You Later Alligator; dies at age 55 in Harlingen TX of a heart attack.Ref: 4
1981*Kazimierz Serocki composer, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1984*Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov died at age 69, less than 15 months after succeeding Leonid Brezhnev. He was succeeded by Konstantin U. Chernenko.Ref: 70
1984*Wolfgang Staudte German director (Ciske de Rat), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1984*Balasaraswathi, Indian classical dancer, dies in Madras.Ref: 5
1987*Arthur Lake actor (Dagwood-Blondie), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1988*Sir Charles Moses, English-born Austrailian broadcaster, dies at age 88.Ref: 70
1988*Kurt Adler, Austrian-born American conductor and administrator of the San Francisco Opera, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1992*Steve Brodie actor (Desperate, Bodyguard), dies of cancer at 72.Ref: 5
1992*William JF "Bill" Naughton Irish/British playwright (Alfie), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1993 Alois Brunner German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies.Ref: 5
1993 Felix Grucci fireworks expert, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87.Ref: 5
1993*David Willis British journalist (BBC World Service), dies at 54.Ref: 5
1993*Kate Wilkinson actress (Clara-Another World), dies of cancer at 76.Ref: 5
1993 Nasrullah Mansoor Afghan guerilla leader/governor of Paktia, dies.Ref: 5
1993*Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma.Ref: 5
1994*Silas Hogan blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1994*(Charles Burnham) Bud Wilkinson football: Minnesota Golden Gophers: on national championship teams [1934-1936]; coach: Oklahoma Sooners [1947-1963]: 145-29-4 record, 3 national titles [1950, 1955, 1956], won 47 consecutive games [1953–1957: longest winning streak in modern football]; St. Louis Cardinals [1978-1879]; dies.Ref: 4
1994*Arnold Smith British first Secretary-General of Commonwealth (1965-75), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1994*Jarmila Novotna Czechoslovakia/US soprano (Madame Butterfly), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1994*Louis Kaufman US violinist/conductor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1995*J William Fulbright (Senator-D-AR)/anti-Vietnam War) dies at 89.Ref: 68
1995*Peter Cook English comic/actor (Peter n' Dud, Bedazzled), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1995*Souphanouvong [Red Prince], President of Laos (1975-87), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1995*David Wayne (McMeekan) actor: Adam’s Rib, Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie, The Good Life, The Tender Trap, The Last Angry Man, The Three Faces of Eve, The Adromeda Strain, dies at age 81 in Santa Monica CA. (also TWA, 1996)Ref: 4
1996*Fearless Mary Nadia Wadia actress, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1996 Kurt Schmucker German RFA minister of Economy (1963-66), dies.Ref: 5
1996 Michael Lynn Synar politician, dies at 45.Ref: 5
1996*Adolf Galland General (Luftwaffe), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1996*Alistair Cameron Crombie historian of science, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1996*Barry Troyna teacher/educational sociologist, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1996 Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin trade unionist, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1996*Gerald Savory actor playwright/TV producer (3 Weeks), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1996*Neil Franklin soccer star, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1997*Edward Osobka-Morawski prime minister of Poland (1945-47), dies.Ref: 5
1997*Junaidu ibn Buhari scholar, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1997*Barry Evans actor (Dr Upton-Dr in the House), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1998*Michael Tippett British composer (Royal College of Music), dies at 93Ref: 5
1998*Laxness Iceland's Nobel Literature laureate, dies at 95.Ref: 5
2001*Ehime Maru: U.S. submarine Greeneville collided with Japanese fishing boat near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Twenty-six people aboard the Ehime Maru were rescued; nine others, including four students, were presumed dead.Ref: 85
2002*Britain's Princess Margaret, the high-spirited and unconventional sister of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, dies in London at age 71.Ref: 70

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