Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
February 15th

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-399*-BC- Philosopher Socrates sentenced to death.Ref: 5
732 Ho-tse Shen-hui, Zen teacher disputes founder of Northern Ch'an line.Ref: 5
1145*Bernardo elected Pope Eugene III.Ref: 69
1386*King Jagiello of Lithuania was baptized into the Christian faith. Lithuania being the last heathen nation in Europe, Jagiello's conversion finalized the Macedonian Vision in Acts 16:9, leading St. Paul to begin taking the Gospel to Europe.Ref: 5
1386 Duke Philip the Stout forms Council of Flanders.Ref: 5
1539 Emperor Charles receives Cardinal Pole in Toledo.Ref: 5
1552*Dutch coast hit by heavy storm.Ref: 5
1637*Ferdinand III succeeds Ferdinand II as Holy Roman Emperor.Ref: 5
1677 King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) (date approximate) Doctor Griggs, who attends to the "afflicted" girls, suggests that witchcraft may be the cause of their strange behavior.Ref: 21
1758*Mustard, the condiment, was advertised for the first time in America. Benjamin Franklin is responsible for bringing mustard to America.Ref: 4
1764*St Louis founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Ligue.Ref: 5
1768*Mustard first advertised for sale by manufacturer Benjamin Jackson of Philly.Ref: 10
1775*Angelo Braschi chosen as Pope Pius VI.Ref: 69
1787*Simon Kenton is married to Martha Dowden at Kenton Station (KY) by Reverend Wood.Ref: 60
1798*Roman republic proclaimed, Pius VI exiled.Ref: 10
1799*Printed ballots were authorized for use in elections in the State of Pennsylvania. Originally these ballots, which are still used in many smaller municipalities across the county, were called ‘vest-pocket tickets’. Why? Because the ballot ticket slid into a heavy-paper pocket which fit nicely in a vest pocket.Ref: 4
1804*New Jersey becomes the last northern state to abolish slavery.Ref: 2
1842*Adhesive postage stamps were used for the first time in the US by the City Dispatch Post (Office), a private New York City mail service-3¢ each or $2.50 per 100.Ref: 4
1845 William Parsons, Earl of Rosse, first uses 72" (183 cm) reflector.Ref: 5
1848*Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston.Ref: 5
1851*Black abolitionists invade Boston courtroom rescuing a fugitive slave.Ref: 5
1852*Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits first patient.Ref: 5
1860*Wheaton College was chartered in Illinois under Methodist sponsorship. (The following year the school passed into Congregational control. Today, Wheaton is non-denominational.).Ref: 5
1861*Ft Point completed & garrisoned (but has never fired cannon in anger).Ref: 5
1864*Fire in Rotterdam Netherlands damages Museum Boymans.Ref: 5
1869*Charges of treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped.Ref: 2
1870*Ground broken for Northern Pacific Railway near Duluth MN.Ref: 5
1873*(day unknown) Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, aged eighteen, is released from Pentridge jail. Ref 
1876*Historic Elm at Boston blown down.Ref: 5
1879*U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill into law granting female lawyers the right to be admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the nation’s highest tribunal.Ref: 3
1882*First cargo of frozen meat leaves New Zealand for Britain, on SS Dunedin.Ref: 5
1895*23 cm (9") of snow falls on New Orleans.Ref: 5
1900 General French relieves Kimberley/Cecil Rhodes.Ref: 5
1902*Underground railway (U-Bahn).Ref: 5
1903*The first Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris & Rose Michtom.Ref: 5
1906*(Haywood Trial) Governor McDonald of Colorado issues a warrant for the arrest of Haywood, Moyer, and Pettibone.Ref: 87
1906*British Labour Party organizes.Ref: 5
1917*San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch at Civic Center) is dedicated.Ref: 5
1918*Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania adopt the Gregorian calendar.Ref: 5
1919*American Legion organizes in Paris.Ref: 5
1926*Contract air mail service begins in US.Ref: 5
1933*In Miami, Joseph Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin Roosevelt instead killing Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak.Ref: 52
1933*Karl Radek praises invincible force of German communist party.Ref: 5
1933*Social-democratic newspaper "Vorwärts" banned again in Berlin.Ref: 5
1934*U.S. Congress passes the Civil Works Emergency Relief Act, allotting new funds for Federal Emergency Relief Administration.Ref: 2
1936*Hitler announces building of Volkswagens.Ref: 5
1936*-60º F (-51º C), Parshall ND (state record).Ref: 5
1946*Royal Canadian mounted police arrest 22 as Soviet spies.Ref: 2
1946*Edith Houghton, age 33, was signed as a baseball scout by the Philadelphia Phillies; the first female scout in the major leagues.Ref: 4
1946*Bank of England nationalized.Ref: 5
1950 Joseph Stalin and Mao Tse-tung sign a mutual defense treaty in Moscow.Ref: 2
1955 First pilot plant to produce man-made diamonds announced.Ref: 5
1956*Urho Kekkonen appointed President of Finland.Ref: 5
1957*Andrei Gromyko succeeds Dmitri T. Shepilov as the Soviet Foreign Minister.Ref: 2
1958 Sjafroeddin Prawiranegara forms anti-government of Middle Sumatra.Ref: 5
1959*Antonio Segni forms Italian government.Ref: 5
1962*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1964*(Mississippi Burning) Founding meeting of the White Knights of the Klu Klux Klan of Mississippi.Ref: 87
1965*In Ottowa, Canada displays its new red and white Maple Leaf flag, which replaced the old Red Ensign standard.Ref: 4
1967*First anti-bootleg recording laws enacted.Ref: 5
1967*Longest dream (REM sleep) on record, Bill Carskadon, Chicago (2:23).Ref: 5
1967 D66 (D'66) wins 7 seats in Dutch 2nd Chamber.Ref: 5
1970*Nationalists disrupt UN session on Congo.Ref: 5
1971*After 1200 years Britain abandons 12-shilling system for decimal.Ref: 5
1972 Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes metropolitan of Imbros/Tenedos.Ref: 5
1972*President Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador deposed for 4th time.Ref: 5
1974*U.S. gas stations threaten to close because of federal fuel policies.Ref: 2
1977 Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election.Ref: 5
1978*Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola FL.Ref: 5
1978 Zaire revises constitution.Ref: 5
1979*Paul Shirley (21) of Australia, sucked a lifesaver for 4 hours 40 minutes.Ref: 5
1979*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1985*The Center for Disease Control reported that more than half of all nine-year-olds in the U.S. showed no sign of tooth decay. Fluoride was given credit for these ‘pearly’ figures. Look Ma, no cavities!Ref: 4
1986*Living Bibles International moved to its present headquarters in Naperville, IL. Founded in 1968 by Ken Taylor, editor of the Living Bible, LBI is an interdenominational Bible distributing agency, working in 45 countries.Ref: 5
1986*Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election.Ref: 5
1988*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1992*Benjamin L. Hooks announced plans to retire as executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.Ref: 6
1992*Jeffrey Dahmer found sane & guilty of killing 15 boys.Ref: 5
1993*Bombings by Mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogotá Colombia.Ref: 5
1994*US asks Aristide to adopt a peace plan from Haiti.Ref: 5
1995*The FBI arrested Kevin Mitnick, its "most wanted hacker," and charged him with cracking security for some of the nation's most protected computers. (Mitnick was released January 21st, 2000 after serving five years behind bars.)Ref: 6
1995*Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko, resigns.Ref: 5
1995*Dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17.Ref: 5
1995 Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion.Ref: 5
1999*The body of Amadou Diallo, the unarmed West African gunned down by New York City police, was returned to his native Guinea.Ref: 6
2002*President Bush approved Nevada's Yucca Mountain as the site for long-term disposal of thousands of tons of highly radioactive nuclear waste.Ref: 70
1912*Fram reaches latitude 78º 41' S, farthest south ever by ship.Ref: 5
1922*Marconi begins regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex.Ref: 5
1946*J. Presper Eckert (1919-1995) and John W. Mauchly (1907-1980), of University of Pennsylvania complete work on ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), the world's first electronic, large scale, general-purpose digital computer. It occupied 1,800 square feet, employed nearly 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighted 30 tons. ENIAC was initially used for calculating ballistic trajectories.Ref: 62
1954 First bevatron in operation-Berkeley CA.Ref: 5
1967*French Diadème 1-D satellite launches into Earth orbit.Ref: 5
1973*USSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km).Ref: 5
1981 Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George NY.Ref: 5
1985*STS 51-E vehicle moves to launch pad.Ref: 5
1994*Windows for Workgroups 3.11 released.Ref: 80
1258*The Mongols use rockets to capture the city of Baghdad. Ref 
1313 Peace of Angleur.Ref: 5
1563*Russian troops occupy Polotsk Lithuania.Ref: 5
1689 German Parliament declares war on France.Ref: 5
1763 Seven Years War between Austria and Prussia ends with Treaty of Hubertusburg.Ref: 17
1797 Battle of Cape St Vincent.Ref: 5
1862*Union General Ulysses S. Grant launches a major assault on Fort Donelson, Tenn.Ref: 2
1898*The Battleship Maine is sunk in Havana Harbor killing 266 sailors, instigating the Spanish-American War. The cause of the sinking is unknown.Ref: 3
1900*The British threaten to use natives in the Boer War fight.Ref: 2
1918*First WWI US army troop ship torpedoed & sunk by Germany, off Ireland.Ref: 5
1940*Hitler orders that all British merchant ships will be considered warships.Ref: 2
1942*British Lt. Gen. Sir Arthur Percival and 130,000 Empire troops surrender Singapore to Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita. It was the largest surrender in British history.Ref: 3
1942*First exodus of enemy aliens from restricted military zones throughout Northern California. "Move out and stay out" orders will become effective on Feb. 24. Citizens were not affected by this order. Lt. Col. C.C. Harsham, coordinator for the draft, reported there was a steady stream of men at the San Francisco application centers today. The deadline for registration is 9 p.m. tomorrow.Ref: 37
1942*German U-boat shells at Antillian oil refinery.Ref: 5
1942*Japanese troops march into Palembang, South Sumatra.Ref: 5
1943*The US airfield on Amchitka in the Aleutian Islands is completed.Ref: 82
1943*The Germans break the American Army's lines at the Fanid-Sened Sector in Tunisia, North Africa.Ref: 2
1943*Women's camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) hit by allied air raid.Ref: 5
1943*The British government protests to the Swedish government regarding Sweden building fishing boats for the Germans to use as minesweepers. 
1944*(through the 18th) The Allies begin bombing the monastery at Monte Cassinoin an effort to neutralize it as a German observation post in central Italy.Ref: 36
1944*891 British bombers attack Berlin.Ref: 5
1948 Mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan.Ref: 5
1967*Thirteen U.S. helicopters are shot down in one day in Vietnam.Ref: 2
1984*500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq.Ref: 5
1989*The Soviet Union announced that the last of its troops had left Afghanistan, after more than nine years of military intervention.Ref: 5
1989 Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt.Ref: 5
1905 First race meet at Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs AR).Ref: 5
1916*New York Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500.Ref: 5
1930*Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes.Ref: 5
1931*Yankees rename their spring training site in St Petersburg Miller Huggins Field in honor of their late manager.Ref: 1
1932*US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold); 3rd Winter Olympics games close at Lake Placid NY,Ref: 5
1932*3rd Winter Olympics games close at Lake Placid NY.Ref: 5
1934*Radio broadcast rights are granted to Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Cincinnati.Ref: 1
1936*Sonja Henie, Norway, wins 3rd consecutive Olympics figure skating gold.Ref: 5
1946*Hank Greenberg signs a Tiger contract for $60,000; three days later he will marry New York department store heiress, Coral Gimbel.Ref: 1
1953 The first American to win the women’s world figure skating championship was 17-year-old Tenley Albright. She won the competition in Davos, Switzerland.Ref: 4
1956*Pirates & Kansas City A's cancel an exhibition game in Birmingham AL, because of local ordinance barring black from playing against white.Ref: 5
1958 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by June Markham/Courtney Jones Great Britain.Ref: 5
1958 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Barbara Wagner/Rob Paul of CAN.Ref: 5
1958 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Carol Heiss of USA.Ref: 5
1958 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by David Jenkins USA.Ref: 5
1959*Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1962*CBS-TV bought the exclusive rights to college football games from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for an all-time high dollar figure of $10,200,000.Ref: 4
1963 First US female world figure skating champion (Tenley Albright).Ref: 5
1964*Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton.Ref: 5
1966 Kees Verkerk becomes world champion all-round skater.Ref: 5
1968*Anaheim's Les Salvage scores 10, 3-point baskets in ABA game vs Denver.Ref: 5
1970 Ard Schenk becomes world champion all-round skater.Ref: 5
1970*Carol Mann wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1972*Bill Torrey becomes first Islander General Manager.Ref: 5
1973*Friendsville Academy (Tennessee) ends 138-game basketball losing streak.Ref: 5
1974 Erik Schulz Port Huron MI, pairs skater (& Ilana Goldfogel), is born.Ref: 5
1976*12th Winter Olympics games close at Innsbruck, Austria.Ref: 5
1976*Joanne Carner wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1978*Leon Spinks defeats Mohammed Ali in 15 rounds in Las Vegas NV to win the Heavyweight Boxing title.Ref: 4
1980*Gaylord Perry is traded by the Padres to the Rangers for first baseman Willie Montanez.Ref: 1
1980*Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 500 meter in 38.03 seconds.Ref: 5
1980*Wayne Gretzky assists on NHL-record-tying 7 goals.Ref: 5
1981*Joanne Carner wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1982*Sugar Ray Leonard, the welterweight boxing champion, knocked out Bruce Finch in the third round of a fight in Reno, NV.Ref: 4
1982*Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throws.Ref: 5
1985*World chess championship match abandoned-Karpov 25, Kasparov 23.Ref: 5
1986*44,180 largest NBA crowd to date-Philadelphia at Detroit.Ref: 5
1987*Craig Stadler disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot.Ref: 5
1987 Karlstad skates world record 10km (14:03,92).Ref: 5
1987 Nikolai Guljajev becomes world champion skater.Ref: 5
1990*A thirty-two day lockout begins as Major League Baseball owners refuse to open spring training camp without reaching a new Basic Agreement with the players; the season will be delayed one week due to the lock-out.Ref: 1
1991*Troy State sets NCAA Division II record with 103 points in 2nd half routing DeVry Institute 187-117.Ref: 5
1996*The city of Tucson and the Colorado Rockies reach an agreement in principal to keep the city the spring training home of the franchise for the next 15 years.Ref: 86
1997 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski.Ref: 5
1997 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldridge.Ref: 5
1998*Dale Earnhardt finally won the Daytona 500. Earnhardt won the race on the 50th Anniversary of NASCAR, the 40th Anniversary of the Daytona 500 and his 20th running of the Daytona 500. During a post-race interview he took a stuffed toy monkey and threw it on the ground and said, “Now I have that monkey off my back!”Ref: 4
1998*Dale Eggeling wins Los Angeles Women's Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1998*Fifty-one Tampa Bay Devil Ray players, including 41 pitchers, take the field at 9:35 a.m. at the Devil Rays Spring Training Complex, nee Busch Complex, as the team's first Major League Spring Training camp opens. The players work out for three-hours. Catcher Cesar Devarez suffers the team's first injury - a dislocated left knee cap.Ref: 86
1998*Two Japanese ski jumpers, Kazuyoshi Funaki and Masahiko Harada, leapt to gold and bronze medals in the 120-meter event at the Nagano Olympics. (XDG, p 4A, 2/15/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Skating and Olympics officials awarded Canadian pairs figure skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier a gold medal, while letting the Russian pair, Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze, keep their gold medal, as a way to resolve a judging controversy that had dominated the Winter Games in Salt Lake City.Ref: 70
2003*After the Dragons released him for an undisclosed payment, the Red Sox acquire Kevin Millar (.306, 16, 57) from the Marlins. The 31-year-old first baseman-outfielder, who had originally agreed to a two-year, $6.2 million deal to play in Japan, had a change of heart after at first rejecting Boston's waiver claim for him made in January .Ref: 1
2004*Dale Earnhardt Jr wins his first Daytona 500. (XDG, p 13, 2/16/2003)Ref: 83
1686*Jean Baptiste Lully's opera "Armide" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1745 Colley Cibbers "Papal Tyranny" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1913*First avant-garde art show in America opens in New York NY.Ref: 5
1925 The London Zoo announces it will install lights to cheer up fogged-in animals.Ref: 2
1926*Brooks Atkinson Theater opens at 256 W 47th St NYC.Ref: 5
1931 The first Dracula movie is released.Ref: 5
1932 George Burns and Gracie Allen debuted as regulars on The Guy Lombardo Show on CBS radio. The couple was so popular that soon, they would have their own Burns & Allen Show. George and Gracie continued on radio for 18 years before making the switch to TV. All in all, they were big hits for three decades.Ref: 4
1932*John Van Druten's "There's Always Juliet" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1939*Lillian Hellman's "Little Foxes" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1941*Duke Ellington and his orchestra recorded one of big band’s all time classics on this day. Take the "A" Train was recorded at Victor’s Hollywood studio and became the Duke’s signature song.Ref: 4
1943 My True Story was heard for the first time on ABC radio. The program continued for 17 years and was presented in cooperation with True Story magazine.Ref: 4
1947*"Toplitzky of Notre Dame" closes at Century Theater NYC after 60 performances.Ref: 5
1949 Dmitri Shostakovich's "Song of the Woods" premieres in Leningrad.Ref: 5
1950*Walt Disney's "Cinderella" released.Ref: 5
1950*WM Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1954*Ronald Reagan makes hit Las Vegas debut singing, dancing and pratfalls too.Ref: 10
1958*Get A Job, by The Silhouettes, reached the top spot on the music Tunedex. It remained at #1 for two weeks. Talk about sudden change in American popular music! One week earlier, the number one song was Sugartime, by The McGuire Sisters, a song that definitely was not classified as rock ’n’ roll. Get A Job was replaced by Tequila, an instrumental by a studio group known as The Champs.Ref: 4
1963*Ken Lynch records "Misery", first Lennon-McCartney song by someone else.Ref: 5
1964*Beatles' "Meet the Beatles!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks.Ref: 5
1965*John Lennon passes his driving test.Ref: 5
1979*Temple City Kazoo Orchestra appears on Mike Douglas Show.Ref: 5
1979*21st Grammy Awards Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey win.Ref: 5
1984*Touchstone Pictures created, so Disney could release non-"G" rated films.Ref: 73
1986*Whitney Houston reached the #1 spot on the music charts. Her single, How Will I Know, replaced a song recorded by her first cousin, Dionne Warwick (That’s What Friends Are For). Whitney is the daughter of singer Cissy Houston. This day also saw Sade’s album Promise hit #1 in the U.S.Ref: 4
1987*ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series.Ref: 5
1992*100th episode of "Cops" airs on the Fox Network.Ref: 5
2000*Fox aired "Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire?," a TV special that drew huge ratings and much notoriety.Ref: 70
1368*Sigismund Nürnberg Germany, Holy Roman emperor (1410-37), is born.Ref: 5
1483*Babur founder of Mughal dynasty in India (1526-30, is born.Ref: 5
1497*Philipp Melanchthon Germany, Protestant reformer, is born.Ref: 5
1519*Pedro Menéndez de Aviles explored Florida founded St Augustine FL, is born.Ref: 5
1524*Charles de Guise archbishop/cardinal of Reims, is born.Ref: 5
1557*Alfonso Fontanelli composer, is born.Ref: 5
1564*Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer who ran afoul of the Catholic Church for defending the Copernican system, which maintained that the earth revolves around the sun, is born.Ref: 68
1571*Michael Praetorius Kreuzberg Germany, music theorist/composer (Syntagma music), is born.Ref: 5
1620*François Charpentier French scholar/archaeologist, is born.Ref: 5
1650*Anne Jules duke de Noailles marshal of France (hugenot), is born.Ref: 5
1660 Frans Anneessens Belgian merchant/dean of artisans, is born.Ref: 5
1666*Antonio M Valsalva Italian anatomist (eardrums, glottis), is born.Ref: 5
1705*Charles A Vanloo French painter, is born.Ref: 5
1707*Claude Prosper Paris France, novelist, is born.Ref: 5
1710*Louis XV the Well-Beloved Versailles, King of France (1715-74), is born.Ref: 5
1726*(Declaration of Independence) Abraham Clark, surveyor, Declaration of Independence signer, is born in Roselle, NJ.Ref: 2
1740*Ernst Eichner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1748*Jeremy Bentham London England, philosopher/originator (Utilitarian), is born.Ref: 5
1759*Friedrich A Wolfius [Wolf], German philological (Prolegomena), is born.Ref: 5
1760*Jean-François Le Sueur composer, is born.Ref: 5
1764*Jens I Baggesen Danish writer/linguist (Danske V'rker), is born.Ref: 5
1768 Jozef B Cannaert [Olim], Flemish lawyer, is born.Ref: 5
1774*W G Frederik prince of Orange, is born.Ref: 5
1780 Carel Asser Dutch jurist, is born.Ref: 5
1783*Johann Nepomuk Poissl composer, is born.Ref: 5
1785 Claude Louis Marie Navier, is born.Ref: 5
1789*Friedrich Fesca composer, is born.Ref: 5
1795*Charles Niellon Belgian brigade general (10 day campaign), is born.Ref: 5
1797*Henry Engelhard Steinway piano maker (Steinway), is born.Ref: 5
1800*Frederik W Conrad Dutch hydraulic engineer/railway pioneer, is born.Ref: 5
1803*John Augustus Sutter, early Swiss/US California settler: owned Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento (New Helvetia), site of first gold strike in U.S, is born.Ref: 4
1807*Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1809*Cyrus Hall McCormick, inventor of the reaper, is born.Ref: 4
1811*Domingo F Sarmiento President of Argentina (1868-74), is born.Ref: 5
1812*Charles Lewis Tiffany, Killingly CT, jeweler (Tiffany), is born.Ref: 17
1817*Charles F Daubigny French restauranteur/painter, is born.Ref: 5
1819*Christopher Sholes Mooresburg PA, inventor (typewriter), is born.Ref: 5
1820*Susan B. (Brownell) Anthony, suffragist: 1st American woman to be pictured on a coin: the Susan B. Anthony dollar, is born.Ref: 4
1821*Abraham de Amorie van der de Have theologist/poet, is born.Ref: 5
1822*Theodor Uhlig composer, is born.Ref: 5
1823 Li Hung-Tshang Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli Canton, is born.Ref: 5
1826*George J Stoney Irish physicist, is born.Ref: 5
1828*Johan H van Dale schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Dictionary), is born.Ref: 5
1829*Silas Weir Mitchell US physician/author (Roland Blake), is born.Ref: 5
1834*Sir William Preece English electrical engineer, wireless pioneer, is born.Ref: 5
1835*Alexander Stuart Webb Major General (Union Army), died in 1911, is born.Ref: 5
1845*Elihu Root (R)/US Secretary of State (1905-09)/Nobel Peace Prize (1912), is born.Ref: 5
1847*Robert Fuchs composer, is born.Ref: 5
1855*Gustav Hollaender composer, is born.Ref: 5
1856*Frank Harris Galway England, writer, is born.Ref: 5
1858*William Pickering Boston, astronomer (9th & 10th moons of Saturn), is born.Ref: 68
1861*Alfred North Whitehead English mathematician/philosopher (Adventures of Ideas), is born.Ref: 5
1861*Halford John Mackinder Gainsborough Lincolnshire, geographer, is born.Ref: 5
1866*Bannister Fletcher London, architect & architectural historian, is born.Ref: 5
1874*Emilis Melngailis composer, is born.Ref: 5
1874*Ernest H Shackleton Kilkee Ireland, explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), is born.Ref: 5
1882*John Barrymore [Blythe], actor, sibling to actors Lionel Barrymore & Ethel Barrymore, father of actors John Drew Barrymore & Diana Barrymore and grandfather of actor Drew Barrymore, is born in Philadelphia PA.Ref: 2
1885*Richard Wurz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Sax Rohmer England, author (Dr Fu Manchu), is born.Ref: 5
1887*H M Bateman Sutton Forest New South Wales, cartoonist, is born.Ref: 5
1890*Robert Ley German chemist/MP (NSDAP), is born.Ref: 5
1892*James Forrestal US, banker/minister of Navy, is born.Ref: 5
1893*Harm H Kamerlingh Onnes painter/etcher/ceramist, is born.Ref: 5
1893*Walter Donaldson US pianist/composer (Girl Crazy, Whoopee), is born.Ref: 5
1894 Oswaldo Aranha Brazil, lawyer/statesman (1st President of UN), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Arthur Shields Dublin Ireland, actor (River, Enchanted Island), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Earl H Blaik Detroit MI, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1965), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Ibuse Masuji Japanese writer (Yôhai Taichô, Kuroi Ame), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Toto (Antonio de Curtis), Naples Italy, actor (Motorizzate, Noi Duri), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Gale Sondergard Litchfield MN, actress (Cat & Canary, Road to Rio), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Georges Auric Lodève France, composer (It Always Rains on Sunday), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Lillian Disney, Mrs Walt Disney, is born.Ref: 5
1901*André Parrot French archaeologist/theologist (Assur), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Christmas Humphreys England, lawyer/writer/Buddhist (Awakening of Zen), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Paul Haesaerts Flemish architect/painter (Animisme), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Oldsmobile ran its first national automobile advertisement in the Saturday Evening Post.Ref: 3
1904*Antonin Magne French bicyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Mary Adshead muralist/painter, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Harold Arlen, composer, arranger and pianist ("Stormy Weather," "It's Only a Paper Moon"), is born.Ref: 2
1906 Stephen Brown CEO (Stone-Platt Industries), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Cesar Romero New York NY, actor (Joker-Batman, Ocean's 11, The Thin Man), is born.Ref: 68
1907*Jean Langlais composer, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Sidney Gilliat producer, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Ypk fan der Fear Frisian writer (Reade Runen), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Harold Beeley British diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1910*9th Earl of Jersey English large landowner/art collector, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Leonard Woodcock labor leader (UAW), is born.Ref: 5
1912*George Mikes Hungary, British writer (How to Be an Alien), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Willy Vandersteen Belgian cartoonist (Suske & Wiske), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Arthur Sydney Martin spy catcher, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Kevin McCarthy Seattle WA, actor (Invasion of Body Snatchers, Howling), is born.Ref: 5
1914*R W Woods bishop (Worcester), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Paul Ferris British author, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Ian Ballantine publisher (Ballantine Books), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Alan Arbus New York NY, actor (Dr Sidney Freedman-MASH), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Hank Locklin (Lawrence Hankins Locklin) country singer: Please Help Me I’m Falling, Send Me the Pillow You Dream On, is born.Ref: 4
1920*Ingmar Milveden composer, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Piet van Aken Flemish writer (Devil Sails to US, Niggers), is born.Ref: 5
1920 Richard O'Brien CEO (Manpower Services Commission), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Herman Kahn New Jersey, writer (Thinking About the Unthinkable), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Keene Curtis Salt Lake City UT, actor (Magician, Amanda's), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Yelena Bonner Moscow, soviet dissident/wife of Andre Sakharov, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Justice Drake British justice, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Harvey Korman Chicago IL, actor (Carol Burnett Show, Blazing Saddles), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Frank Dunlop director (Edinburgh International Festival), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Gottfrid Grasbeck composer, is born.Ref: 5
1927 William Bentley diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Claire Bloom actress: Separate Tables, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Queenie, Alexander the Great, Anastasia, Brideshead Revisited, is born.Ref: 4
1929*Graham Hill, winner of the 1955 Indy 500, is born.Ref: 4
1929*James Schlesinger (U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1973-76; Secretary of Energy, 1977, is born.Ref: 3
1929*Countess of Dysart, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Gerald Harper broadcaster/actor (Tunes of Glory, Extra Day), is born.Ref: 5
1930*C F Payne Cleveland OH, British chief constable, is born.Ref: 5
1931*[Patricia] Claire Bloom London, actress (Charly, Look Back in Anger), is born.Ref: 5
1931*W K Reid British ombudsman, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Adrian Swire British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Adolfo (Adolfo Sardina) Cardones Cuba, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Niklaus Wirth Switzerland, computer programmer/inventor (PASCAL), is born.Ref: 5
1935*John R Block US Secretary of Agriculture (1981-86), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Roger B Chaffee Grand Rapids MI, Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Susan Brownmiller Brooklyn NY, feminist author (Against Our Wills), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Andrew Miller British principal (Stirling U), is born.Ref: 5
1937 Nicholas Bayne diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1937*P J Squire British headmaster (Bedford Modern School), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Terry Everett (Representative-R-AL), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Zoltan Pesko composer, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Jack Tinker drama critic, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Lord Justice Ward British judge, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Ollie Ellefsäter Norway, 3K steeplechase (Olympics-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Jo Clayton US, sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters), is born.Ref: 5
1939 Tony Bloom deputy CEO (Sketchley), is born.Ref: 5
1941 Dan Crompton Nottinghamshire, Chief Constable, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Florinda Bolkan Ceara Brazil, actress (Damned, Last Valley, Word), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Brian Holland songwriter: Motown’s Holland-Dozier-Holland: Baby Love, Stop! In the Name of Love, solo: Don’t Leave Me Starvin’ for Your Love, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Sherry (Sharon) Jackson actress: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Ma and Pa Kettle series, The Breaking Point, The Mini-Skirt Mob, The Incredible Hulk: Married, Stingray, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Aleksandr A Serebrov USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17), is born.Ref: 5
1944 Tineke Netelenbos Dutch MP (PvdA), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Mick Avory musician: drums: group: The Kinks: You Really Got Me, All Day and All of the Night, A Well Respected Man, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Celluloid Heroes, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Douglas R Hofstadter New York NY, author (Gödel, Escher, Bach), is born.Ref: 5
1945*John Anthony Helliwell musician: saxophone: group: Supertramp: Dreamer, Bloody Well Right, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Clare Short British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1946*John Greenway British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Actor Rusty Hamer (Make Room for Daddy) is born.Ref: 4
1947*John Adams Worcester MA, composer (Nixon on China), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Marisa Berenson New York NY, actress (Barry Lyndon, Death in Vienna, SOB), is born.Ref: 5
1947*David Brown musician: bass: group: Santana: Soul Sacrifice, Samba Pa Ti, Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways, Oye Como Va, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Marisa Berenson actress: Cabaret, Barry Lyndon; modelRef: 4
1948*Ron (Ronald Charles) Cey, "The Penguin": baseball, 3rd baseman: LA Dodgers [World Series: 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981/all-star: 1974-1979], Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, is born in Tacoma WA.Ref: 4
1948*Art Spiegelman, American cartoonist (Pulitzer-1992), is born in Stockholm, Sweden.Ref: 68
1949*Ken Anderson NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Christopher Rouse composer, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Earl of Carlisle, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Jess Walton Michigan, actress (Jill Foster Abbott-Young & Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Donna Hanover Giuliani TV news anchor (WPIX)/wife of Mayor Giuliani, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Nikolai Sergeivich Grekov Russia, cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1951*Jane Seymour [Joyce Frankenberg], Middlesex England, actress (Dr Quinn, East of Eden, Lassiter), is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1951*Melissa Manchester singer: Don’t Cry Out Loud, Midnight Blue, You Should Hear How She Talks About You, is born in Bronx NY.Ref: 4
1953*Derek Conway British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1954*Matt Groening cartoonist (Life in Hell, Simpsons), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Bev Francis Australia, world women's power-lifting champion, is born.Ref: 5
1955*Clive Aslet British editor (Country Life), is born.Ref: 5
1956 Hilda Beatriz "Hildita" Guevara Cuba, daughter of "Che" Guevara, is born.Ref: 5
1957 Bienvenida Buck Velencia Spain, lover of British Peter Harding, is born.Ref: 5
1957 Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant aristocrat, is born.Ref: 5
1957*Jake E Lee rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Joe Hesketh US baseball player (Boston Red Sox), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Ali (Alistair) Campbell musician: guitar, lead singer: group: UB40: Food for Thought, My Way of Thinking, I Think It’s Going to Rain, Dream a Lie, Red Red Wine, Don’t Break My Heart [w/Chrissie Hynde], Orchestral Dub, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Mikey Craig rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Darrell Green NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Jeanne Goldsmith Los Angeles CA, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1987), is born.Ref: 5
1962*[Babette] Renee Props Oklahoma, actress (Ellie-As the World Turns, Get Shorty, Weird Science), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Comedian from Saturday Night Live, Chris Farley (Christopher Crosby Farley) is born.Ref: 24
1964*Mark Price NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Orlando Magic), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Melido Perez Dominican/US baseball pitcher (New York Yankees), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Petra Huber Austria, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1967*Michael Easton actor (Ally McBeal, Total Recall 2070, VR.5, Tanner-Days of Our Lives), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Kurt Robin McKinney Louisville KY, actor (Ned-General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Michael Easton Los Angeles CA, actor (Tanner-Days of Our Lives), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Brian Williams Lancaster SC, pitcher (Detroit Tigers, Astros), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Edgar Bennett NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Gloria Trevi Mexico, sexy Spanish vocalist (A Gatas), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Nathaniel Mills Evanston IL, speed skater (Olympics-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Tyrone Legette NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Barbara Failey-Herbert South Africa, golfer (1989 winner South Africa Champion), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jim Butler Iowa City IA, table tennis player (Olympics-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Renee O'Connor actress, (Xena Warrior Princess), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Tyrone Legette cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Jaromir Jagr Kladno Czechoslovakia, NHL right wing (Penguins, Czechoslovakia Olympics-gold-1998), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Lance Scott NFL offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Amy Van Dyken 50 meter/100 meter freestyle/100 meter butterfly swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Jodie McMullen Miss Australia-Universe/Miss Congeniality (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Tim Hall running back (Oakland Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Ugueth Urbina Caracas Venezuela, pitcher (Montréal Expos), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Robert Fuchs soccer player (PSV), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Brook Wackman rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1979*Kaj-Erik Eriksen actor (Quarantine), is born.Ref: 5
1983*Ashley Lyn Cafagna Iowa City IA, actress (Kimberly-Bold & the Beautiful, Saved By The Bell: The New Class), is born.Ref: 5
1991*Nicholas Garland son of Pamela Sue Martin, is born.Ref: 5
-483*-BC- Buddha (Shakyamuni) ‘The Enlightened One’ in the Buddhist faith; (as celebrated in Japan-Kambutsue), dies.Ref: 5
399*Philosopher Socrates sentenced to death.Ref: 5
1043*Gisela wife of Roman Catholic-German emperor Conrad II the Salier, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1145*Lucius II [Gherardo Caccianemici], Italian Pope (1144-45), dies.Ref: 5
1152*Konrad III Roman-German King (1138-1152), dies at about 58.Ref: 5
1503*Henry Deane Archbishop of Canterbury (1501-03), dies.Ref: 5
1568*Hendrik van Brederode Dutch noble (Compromise of Nobles), dies at 36.Ref: 5
1580*Cunerus Petri Dutch theologist/bishop of Leeuwarden, dies.Ref: 5
1597 Pieter J Kies Dutch mayor of Haarlem (1572-73), dies at about 66.Ref: 5
1600*José the Acosta Spanish missionary (Peru), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1621*Michael Praetorius German composer (In Dulce Jubilo), dies at age 50.Ref: 5
1637*Ferdinand II King of Bohemia/Hungary/German Emperor (1619-37), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1660 Klaas Geritsz Compaen Dutch buccaneer/merchant, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1680*Jan Swammerdam Dutch entomologist (Bible of Nature), dies at 41.Ref: 5
1686*Mathias Rauchmüller German sculptor (Piasten mausoleum Poland), dies.Ref: 5
1701*Adam Drese German composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1713*Anthony Ashley Cooper 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, writer, dies.Ref: 5
1744*Frantisek Antonin Mica composer, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1744*John Hadley inventor (sextant), dies.Ref: 5
1759*Alexander von Papenhoven Flemish religious sculptor, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1761*Carlo Cecere composer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1778*Johann Gottlieb Gorner composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1781*Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Saxon playwright/critic, dies at age 52.Ref: 5
1818*Charles XIII King of Sweden (1809-18)/Norway (1814-18), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1820*(Declaration of Independence) William Ellery, lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies at age 92. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1820 Pierre-Joseph Cambon member of Committee the Salut Public, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1831*Henry Maudslay inventor (metal lathe), dies.Ref: 5
1832*Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck composer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1835*Henry Hunt British politician, dies.Ref: 5
1841*Sibrand Acker Stratingh Dutch doctor/chemist (electrical car), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1844*Henry Addington Lord Sidmouth British premier (1801-04), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1849*Pierre F Verhulst Belgian mathematician (logistic curve), dies at 44.Ref: 5
1857*Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka Russian composer, dies at age 53.Ref: 5
1864*Israel Zangwill writer/Zionist/philanthropist, dies.Ref: 5
1864*William Dyce painter, dies.Ref: 5
1865*Nicholas Wiseman first Archbishop of Westminster (1850-65), dies.Ref: 5
1885*Leopold Damrosch composer, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1887*Alexander Borodin composer, dies.Ref: 5
1896*E J Nicholson writer, dies.Ref: 5
1902*Wilhelmina JR Albregt-Engelman Dutch actress, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1903*Julie Verstraete-Lacquet Flemish actress, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1904*Mark Hanna, American industrialist and political kingmaker, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1905*Lewis Wallace Major General (Union volunteers)/lawyer/diplomat/author (Ben Hur), dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1910*Albert Fuchs composer, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1916*Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1917 Charles A van Ophuysen Dutch orientalist, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1918*Vernon Castle, dancer, actor: The Whirl of Life; dies at age 30.Ref: 70
1919*Pieter K Pel Dutch internist (Pel-Ebstein fever), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1921*Hans Haym composer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1922*Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann German/Dutch anarchist/feminist, dies at 36.Ref: 5
1923*Josephine B Willson Bruce US black theorist, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1924*Lionel Monckton English composer (Country Girl), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1928*Hubert H Asquith premier Great-Britain (1908-16), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1930*Death of Franklin L. Sheppard, 78. He served on the editorial committee of the 1911 edition of the Presbyterian Hymnal, but is better remembered for composing the hymn tune TERRA BEATA, to which "This Is My Father's World" is most commonly sung.Ref: 5
1932*Minnie Fiske (Marie Augusta Davey) actress: first appeared on stage at age of three; dies at age 56.Ref: 4
1933*Anton J Cermak (Mayor-D-Chicago), assassinated in Miami during an attempt on FDR's life.Ref: 5
1939 Foppe G Scheltema Dutch lawyer, dies at 47.Ref: 5
1939*Henri Jaspar premier of Belgium (1926-31), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1942*Guido Adler Austrian musicologist, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1942*Stanislav Binicki composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1943*Thomas "Fats" Waller US jazz pianist (Hot Chocolate), dies at 38.Ref: 5
1943*William Victor Harris composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1946*Cornelius Johnson Olympic Gold medalist: high jump [1936]; dies.Ref: 68
1955*S Z Sakall actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1959*Owen W Richardson English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1961*73 people, including an 18-member figure skating team from the US, were killed in the crash of a Sabena Airlines Boeing 707 in Belgium. (The skaters were en route to a world meet in Czechoslovakia.)Ref: 2
1961*Jack Whiting actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1961*Marubel Vinaon Owen figure skater (Olympics-silver-1932), dies.Ref: 5
1962*Vladimir Sokoloff actor (Road to Morocco, Cloak & Dagger), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1964*At the age of twenty-two, 1962 National League Rookie of the Year Cub Ken Hubbs dies in a Pravo, Utah plane crash.Ref: 1
1965*Nat ‘King’ Cole (Nathaniel Adams Coles) jazz pianist, bandleader: King Cole Trio; songwriter: Straighten Up and Fly Right; actor: St. Louis Blues; singer: Mona Lisa, Too Young, Unforgettable, Pretend, Ballerina, Ramblin’ Rose, The Christmas Song; actor: Cat Ballou; first black entertainer to host a national TV show; father of singer, Natalie Cole; dies in Santa Monica, CA at age 45.Ref: 4
1966*Camillo Torres Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies.Ref: 5
1967*J. Frank Duryea, founder of the Duryea Motor Wagon Company with his brother Charles, dies in Old Saybrook, Conneticut, at age ninety-seven. Seventy-four years earlier in the month of February, the Duryea brothers manufactured the first of thirteen Duryea Motor Wagons, unofficially giving birth to the auto production line and the American automobile industry.Ref: 3
1967*Antonio Moreno Spanish actor/director (It, Careers), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1967*William C Bullitt first US ambassador to USSR, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1968*Little Walter rocker, dies at 37.Ref: 5
1969*Pee Wee Russell, American jazz clarinetist, dies at age 62.Ref: 70
1970*Dominican DC-9 crashes into sea at Santo Domingo, kills 102.Ref: 5
1971*Marian Viktorovich Koval composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1972*Edgar P Snow US author/journalist (Battle for Asia), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1972*Jef [Josephus CF] Last Dutch poet/Indonesian politician, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1973*Wally (Wallace Maynard) Cox actor: Mr. Peepers, School House, The Adventures of Hiram Holiday, The Barefoot Executive, The Boatniks, Spencer’s Mountain, State Fair; TV panelist: Hollywood Squares; dies at age 48.Ref: 4
1973*Tim Holt actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), dies of cancer at 55.Ref: 5
1974*Kurt Magnus Atterberg composer, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1975*Julian Huxley biologist, dies.Ref: 5
1975*Pelham G Wodehouse writer, dies.Ref: 5
1978*Ilka Chase actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1979*Alex Bradford actor/composer (Your Arms too Short...), dies at 51.Ref: 5
1979*Mehdi Rahimi Iran General/military Governor of Tehran, executed.Ref: 5
1981*Mike Bloomfield rocker (Electric Flag), dies of drug overdose at 36.Ref: 5
1981*Thomas Beversdorf composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1982*84 men were killed when a huge oil-drilling rig, the "Ocean Ranger," sank off the coast of Newfoundland during a fierce storm.Ref: 6
1982*Rolfe Sedan actor (Mailman-George Burns Show), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1984*Leamon Hunt US director-General in Sinai, killed by communists.Ref: 5
1984*Avon Long dancer/actor (Roots Next Generation), dies of cancer at 73.Ref: 5
1984*Ethel Merman (Zimmerman) singer/actress (Kid Million), dies in her sleep at 76.Ref: 68
1987*Jimmy Holiday US singer (Baby I Love You), dies at 42.Ref: 5
1987*Osmo Uolevi Lindeman composer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1988*Richard P Feynman physicist, educator, philosopher, bongo player, safe-cracker (Nobel 1965, Physical Law), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1988*Frederick [Fritz] Loewe composer, dies.Ref: 5
1988*Gardiner Means US economist, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1988*Gerard Holt architect, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1988*Neil R[onald] Jones science fiction writer (Space War, Twin Worlds), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1990*Henry Brandon actor (Assault on Precinct 13), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1990*Jack Fletcher actor (Any Wednesday), dies of heart attack at 68.Ref: 5
1990 Norman Parkinson dies.Ref: 10
1991*Gary Gears Chicago disk jockey, dies at 46 of a heart attack.Ref: 5
1991*Luis Escobar Spanish actor (Don Juan My Love), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1991*Freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die.Ref: 5
1992*William H Schuman US composer (Pulitzer)/President of Julliard, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1993*George Wallington [Giacinto Figlia], Italian bebop-pianist/, dies.Ref: 5
1994*At least 217 people were killed when a powerful earthquake shook Indonesia's Sumatra island. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1994*Andrei Tsjikatilo [Rostov Ripper], Russian mass murderer, executed.Ref: 5
1994*Tiger Haynes US actor (Moscow on the Hudson, Cosby Show), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1995 Francis Taylor builder, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1995 Joseph Ortiz French-Algerian extremist/rebel, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1995 Lord Taylor of Hadfield British president of Taylor Woodrow Group, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1995*Nabila Diahnine Algerian architect/feminist, murdered at 33.Ref: 5
1995 Sahnoun Jawhari Tunisian Annahda-leader, dies at 40 in jail.Ref: 5
1995*Viscount Camrose British large landowner/Conservative, dies.Ref: 5
1996 Bruno Ferenc Straub Hungarian statesman, dies.Ref: 5
1996*Margaret Courtenay actress (Royal Flash, Duet for One), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1996 Oscar Abrams community organiser, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1996*Tommy Rettig actor: Lassie, The Cobweb, River of No Return, The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T; computer programmer (Clipper), dies at age 54.Ref: 4
1996*McLean Stevenson actor: M*A*S*H, The McLean Stevenson Show, Hello Larry, The Tim Conway Comedy Hour, The Doris Day Show, Condo; dies at age 66.Ref: 4
1997*Lee Il Nam, a relative of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, is shot in the head and chest outside his Seoul apartment eight months after he his book about growing up in President Kim's household. North Korean assassins are believed to be the killers. (WSJ, p A1, 10/10/2003)Ref: 33
1998*Martha Gelhorn female war correspondents, dies at 89Ref: 5
2002*Broadcast journalist Howard K Smith dies in Bethesda MD at age 87. (XDG, p 4A, 2/15/2003)Ref: 83

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