Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
February 17th

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1454*At a grand feast, Philip the Good of Burgundy takes the "vow of the pheasant," by which he swears to fight the Turks.Ref: 2
1598*Boris Godunov, the boyar of Tarar origin, is elected czar in succession to his brother-in-law Fydor.Ref: 2
1621*Miles Standish is appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony.Ref: 5
1634 William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histriomastix".Ref: 5
1670 France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty.Ref: 5
1676 Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty.Ref: 5
1691*Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service.Ref: 5
1714*Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree.Ref: 5
1753*Charles Morrison, a surgeon of Greenstok, UK, in a letter to Scot's Magazine proposes the use of an electric telegraph. 
1772 First partition of Poland-Russia & Prussia, joined later by Austria.Ref: 5
1795*Thomas Seddal harvests 8.3-kg potato from his garden Chester, England.Ref: 5
1801*The House of Representatives broke an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, electing Jefferson president; Burr became vice president.Ref: 5
1815*In deciding the legal case "Terrett v. Taylor," the U.S. Supreme Court declared unconstitutional an act of the Virginia Legislature which denied property rights to Protestant Episcopal churches in the state. The Court ruled that religious corporations, like other corporations, have rights to their property.Ref: 5
1816*Birth of Edward Hopper, American Presbyterian clergyman. He is remembered today as author of the hymn, "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me."Ref: 5
1817*A street in Baltimore became the first to be lighted with gas from America's first gas company.Ref: 70
1841*Dutch ex-king Willem I marries Henriette d'Oultremont de Wégimont.Ref: 5
1848 Toscane gets liberal Constitution.Ref: 5
1854*British recognize independence of Orange Free State (South Africa).Ref: 5
1867 The first ship passes through the Suez Canal.Ref: 5
1867*Gyula Andressy becomes premier of Hungary.Ref: 5
1870*In South Pass, Wyoming Territory, Esther Hobart Morris is appointed the first female justice of the peace in U.S. history by her county’s commissioners.Ref: 3
1870*Mississippi becomes 9th state re-admitted to US after Civil War.Ref: 5
1874*Conservatives under Disraeli win first majority since 1841-Gladstone resigns as PM.Ref: 10
1876*Julius Wolff was credited with being the first to can sardines, in Eastport, Maine.Ref: 4
1878*First telephone exchange in San Francisco opens with 18 phones.Ref: 5
1880*In Russia, Czar Alexander II narrowly survives an assassination attempt when a bomb explodes in the imperial dining room at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.Ref: 3
1885 Bismarck gives Carl Peters' firm management of East-Africa.Ref: 5
1889*Billy Sunday, 27, baseball player-turned-preacher, made his first appearance as an evangelist in Chicago. A strong fundamentalist, Sunday preached temperance and opposed scientific evolution. Over 100 million are estimated to have heard Sunday preach before his death in 1935.Ref: 5
1896*London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective.Ref: 5
1897*The National Congress of Mothers (later the PTA) is organized in Washington, DC by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst.Ref: 4
1905*Frances Willard becomes first woman honored in National Statuary Hall.Ref: 5
1906*Alice Lee Roosevelt, President Theodore Roosevelt's eldest daughter, marries Congressman Nicholas Longworth of Ohio in an elaborate White House ceremony.Ref: 2
1906*(Haywood Trial) Late at night, Haywood, Moyer, and Pettibone are arrested in Denver and temporarily housed in a local jail.Ref: 87
1911*The first self-starter, based on patented inventions created by GM engineers Clyde Coleman and Charles Kettering, is installed in a Cadillac.Ref: 3
1913*New York Armory Show introduces Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp to US public.Ref: 5
1913*First minimum wage law in US takes effect (Oregon).Ref: 5
1914*Women suffragettes in UK turn violent;set fire to Lawn Tennis Club, break windows of Home Sec.Ref: 10
1919 Germany signs an armistice giving up territory in Poland.Ref: 2
1930*French government of Tardieu, falls.Ref: 5
1932*"Baby Face" Nelson escapes from prison.Ref: 51
1933*(Prohibition) US Senate accept Blaine Act ending prohibition.Ref: 5
1933*The League of Nations censures Japan in a worldwide broadcast.Ref: 2
1934 The British government protests to the Swedish government regarding Sweden building fishing boats for the Germans to use as minesweepers.Ref: 4
1934*The first driving course is offered at State College High School in State College, PA.Ref: 3
1936*-58º F (-50º C), McIntosh SD (state record).Ref: 5
1943*Dutch churches protest at Seyss-Inquart against persecution of Jews.Ref: 5
1946 Humanistic Covenant forms in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1947*Voice of America begins broadcasting to the USSR.Ref: 5
1947*Dutch Roman Catholic bishops publish manifest against "godless communism".Ref: 5
1949*Chaim Weizman elected first President of Israel.Ref: 5
1951*Packard introduces its "250" Chassis Convertible.Ref: 2
1955*Britain announces its ability to make hydrogen bombs.Ref: 2
1957 Andrei Gromyko, a former Soviet ambassador to the U.S. and Britain, is installed as the U.S.S.R.’s foreign minister.Ref: 3
1957 Suez Canal reopens.Ref: 5
1960*Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested in the Alabama bus boycott.Ref: 2
1963*(Berlin Wall) Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev visits the Berlin Wall.Ref: 2
1964*The Supreme court issues its "one man, one vote" ruling saying congressional districts within each state must be roughly equal in populationRef: 5
1964*US House of Reps accept Law on the civil rights.Ref: 5
1967*(through the 20th) An avalanche occurs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Ref: 81
1969 Russia and Peru sign their first trade accord.Ref: 2
1969*Russian-born, Milwaukee-raised Golda Meir (n‚e Mabovitch [Myerson]), 70, was sworn in as Israel's first female prime minister. (She would hold the office for five embattled years.)Ref: 5
1972*The 15,007,034th Volkswagen Beetle rolled out of the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, surpassing the Ford Model T’s previous production record to become the most heavily produced car in history.Ref: 3
1972*British Parliament votes to join European Common Market.Ref: 5
1972*President Richard M. Nixon departed Washington, D.C. on his historic trip to China. Thousands gathered on the White House lawn for a big send-off. What’s the big deal, you ask? He was the first U.S. president to go to China, that’s what.Ref: 4
1973*President Richard Nixon names Patrick Gray director of the FBI.Ref: 2
1975*Art by Cezanne, Gauguin, Renoir, and van Gough, valued at $5 million, is stolen from the Municipal Museum in Milan.Ref: 2
1976 Macau adopts constitution (Organic Law of Macau).Ref: 5
1981*Chrysler Corp reports largest corporate losses in US history.Ref: 5
1983 Netherlands adopts constitution.Ref: 5
1983*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1985*Murray Haydon becomes the third person to receive an artificial heart.Ref: 2
1985*Postage stamp prices are hiked to 22 cents, from 20¢ for first-class mail in the U.S.Ref: 4
1986 First Francophone Summit convenes at Versailles.Ref: 5
1986*Johnson & Johnson announces it no longer sells capsule drugs.Ref: 5
1987*Michelle Renee Royer, 21, (Texas), crowned 36th Miss USA.Ref: 5
1989*6-week study of Arctic atmosphere shows no ozone "hole".Ref: 5
1989*Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia & Libya form common market.Ref: 5
1989*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1992*In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is sentenced to fifteen consecutive life sentences for his conviction on fifteen counts of first-degree murder.Ref: 3
1994*The US government reports a record trade deficit with Japan in 1993. (XDG, p 4A, 2/17/2004)Ref: 83
1995*(Long Island) Colin Ferguson was convicted of six counts of murder in the December 1993 Long Island Rail Road shootings (he was later sentenced to a minimum of 200 years in prison).Ref: 5
1995*Federal judge allows lawsuit claiming US tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive & manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked.Ref: 5
1996*All tobacco and alcohol advertising banned in Russia by Boris Yeltsin.Ref: 10
1997*Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Pasadena CA.Ref: 5
1997 Weekly Standard shows evidence Larry Flint sex abused his daughter.Ref: 5
1998*Diane Zamora, 20, Naval Academy cadet is convicted of capital murder (killing a 16-year old romantic rival).Ref: 5
1998*Larry Wayne Harris & Bill Levitt arrested for possession of anthrax.Ref: 5
1999*In a satellite-linked address to college campuses across the country, President Clinton made his case for shoring up Social Security and Medicare. (XDG, p 4A, 2/17/2004)Ref: 83
2000*Windows 2000 Professional Edition was released. Windows 2000 was an “the next generation NT operating system” that Microsoft said took four years and cost over $1 billion to develop.Ref: 4
2002*The new Transportation Security Administration took over supervision of aviation security from the airline industry and the Federal Aviation Administration.Ref: 70
2003*European Union Leaders declared their solidarity with the US, warning Saddam Hussein that Iraq faced one "last chance" to disarm peacefully. (XDG, p 4A, 2/17/2004)Ref: 83
2004*A federal jury rules that Tyson Foods owes cattle producers $1.3B for keeping prices artificially low from February 1, 1994 to October 31, 2002. (USA Today, p B1, 2/18/2004)Ref: 13
2004*The US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit deems the National Do Not Call Registry constitutional and said it "directly advances the government's important interests in safeguarding personal privacy and reducing the danger of telemarketing abuse". (USA Today, p B1, 2/18/2004)Ref: 13
1791*Messier catalogs M83 (spiral galaxy in Hydra).Ref: 5
1818*Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun patents "draisine" (early bicycle).Ref: 5
1883*A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London.Ref: 5
1911*Glenn Curtis makes the first hydroplane flight to and from a ship. He flew from an island near San Diego, CA to the USS Pennsylvania and back again. (XDG, p 4A, 2/17/2001)Ref: 83
1919*First self-starter, based on GM engineers Clyde Coleman and Chas Kettering, installed in a Cadillac.Ref: 10
1938*First public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV from the Crystal Palace to the Dominion Theatre in London.Ref: 5
1959*The United States launches its first weather station in space, Vanguard II. The United States launches its first weather station in space, Vanguard II.Ref: 2
1965*Ranger 8 - USA Lunar Hard Lander launch, will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures.Ref: 40
1966*French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit.Ref: 5
1967*Kosmos 140 (Soyuz test) launches into Earth orbit.Ref: 5
1985*3rd person to receive an artificial heart (Murray Haydon).Ref: 5
1993*MA General Hospital says that med student Yung-Kang Chow has made anti-AIDS drug in test tubes.Ref: 10
1370 Battle at Rudau Germany beats Lithuania.Ref: 5
1568 Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay annual tribute to Sultan for peace.Ref: 5
1720 Spain signs the Treaty of the Hague with the Quadruple Alliance ending a war that was begun in 1718.Ref: 2
1776*British General Sir Henry Clinton arrives in the Chesapeake Bay on his way, not to relieve Dunmore, but to meet up with General Charles Cornwallis (1738-1805) and attack the Carolinas. 
1815*The U.S. and Great Britain exchange Treaty of Ghent ratifications, ending the War of 1812. 
1862*Lincoln signed the papers for Grant's promotion to major general of volunteers. 
1864*The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sinks the USS Housatonic in Charleston Harbor, SC. (First submarine to sink an enemy ship.)Ref: 2
1865*The South Carolina capital city, Columbia, is destroyed by fire as Major General William Tecumseh Sherman marches through. (It is not known which side set the fire.)Ref: 2
1915*Edward Stone, 1st US combatant to die in WWI, is mortally wounded.Ref: 5
1917*British troops on the Ancre capture German positions.Ref: 38
1940*British destroyers board German Altmark off Norway.Ref: 5
1943*General-Major Bradley flies to Washington DC.Ref: 5
1943*Hitler visits field marshal von Mansteins headquarters in Zaporozje.Ref: 5
1944*US begins night bombing of Truk.Ref: 5
1945*Gen. MacArthur's troops land on Corregidor in the Philippines. Gen. MacArthur's troops land on Corregidor in the Philippines.Ref: 2
1953*Baseball star/pilot Ted Williams uninjured as plane shot down in Korea.Ref: 5
1979*China begins a "pedagogical" war against Vietnam. Chinese troops attack Vietnam along most of their 480 mile long border. It will last until March.Ref: 5
1986 Libyan bombers attack N'djamena Airport in Chad.Ref: 5
1994 Bosnian Serbs begin a large-scale withdrawal of its heavy guns from the hills around Sarajevo under pressure from Russia. (XDG, p 4A, 2/17/2004)Ref: 83
1891*The American Association withdraws from the National Agreement thus starting a war with the National League; the AA moves its Chicago team to Cincinnati to compete with the NL team.Ref: 1
1900*In lieu of unpaid alimony, Mary H. VonDerbeck becomes the owner of the American League franchise in Detroit. Her ex-husband will later regain control the team.Ref: 1
1923*Ottawa Senator Cy Denneny becomes NHL's all time scorer (143 goals).Ref: 5
1924 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds).Ref: 5
1926*Suzanne Lenglen defeats Helen Wills 6-3, 8-6 in a tennis match played in Cannes, France in their only match.Ref: 5
1931*Hockey's Hershey Bears (now with AHL) first game.Ref: 5
1937*Babe Dahlgren is bought by the Yankees from the Red Sox. The California native will become the player who replaces Lou Gehrig.Ref: 1
1939*Katwijk soccer team forms.Ref: 5
1941*Joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in 2 for heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1943*Giving no notice to the Yankees, Joe DiMaggio enlists in the army.Ref: 1
1949 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Andrea Kékessy/Ede Király of Hungary.Ref: 5
1949 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Alena Vrzanova of Czechoslovakia.Ref: 5
1949 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA.Ref: 5
1953*DSB soccer team forms in Eindhoven.Ref: 5
1955*Mike Souchak sets PGA 72-hole record of 257.Ref: 5
1955 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna Austria won by J Westwood/Demmy Great Britain.Ref: 5
1955 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Frances Dafoe & Bowden of CAN.Ref: 5
1955 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Tenley Albright US.Ref: 5
1956 Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas Great Britain.Ref: 5
1956 Ice Pairs Championship at Garmisch won by Schwarz & Oppelt of Austria.Ref: 5
1956 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by Carol Heiss USA.Ref: 5
1956 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by H A Jenkins USA.Ref: 5
1957*Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open.Ref: 5
1962*Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis.Ref: 5
1963*Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon (2 15 15.8.Ref: 5
1964*White Sox shortstop Luke Appling is elected to the Hall of Fame; 'Old Aches and Pains' holds the single-season highest average for his position hitting .388 in 1936.Ref: 1
1965*US-Japan baseball relations suspended over Masanori Murakami dispute.Ref: 5
1968*The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opens in Springfield, MA.Ref: 4
1974*Carol Mann wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1979 Eric Heiden equals skating world record 1000 meter (1:14.99).Ref: 5
1980*Buddy Baker wins Daytona 500 (177.6 MPH/285.8 kph).Ref: 5
1980*Dot Germain wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1985*Laffit Pincay, Jr. rode his 6,000th career winner at Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, CA. He became the third jockey to reach that coveted mark (behind Willie Shoemaker and Johnny Longden).Ref: 4
1985 Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater.Ref: 5
1987*Don Mattingly won the highest award in the 13-year history of salary arbitration when a judge ruled that the New York Yankee first baseman deserved a salary of $1,975,000.Ref: 4
1989*Former baseball player/manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash.Ref: 5
1989*Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs record $7.9M-3 year contract.Ref: 5
1991 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge.Ref: 5
1993 Mark Foster swims world record 50 meter free style (21.60 seconds).Ref: 5
1995*Tiger manager Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike.Ref: 5
1996*World chess champion Garry Kasparov beat IBM supercomputer "Deep Blue," winning a six-game match in Philadelphia.Ref: 70
1998 An Iranian crowd cheered as US wrestlers carried the Stars and Stripes into an international meet in Tehran. (XDG, p 4A, 2/17/2003)Ref: 83
1998*The US women's hockey team wins the gold medal at Nagano, Japan, defeating Canada, 3-1. (XDG, p 4A, 2/17/2003)Ref: 83
1998*The Florida Power Walkway is unveiled at Tropicana Field (home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays). The walkway is a 900-foot tropical ceramic tile mosaic, the largest of its kind in Florida and among the top five in the United States. With special lights and music it serves as a one-of-a-kind entrance to a major league ballpark. It is made up of 1,849,091 tiles.Ref: 86
2002*Ward Burton takes advantage of Serling Martin's blunder for his first victory in the Daytona 500. (Marlin, who appeared in control of the race, was penalized for getting out of his car an pulling briefly on a damaged fender during the stoppage.) (XDG, p 4A, 2/17/2003)Ref: 83
2003*Avoiding arbitration, the Braves and 36-year old righty Greg Maddux (16-6, 2.62 ) agree the largest one-year contract in major league history . The $14.75 million deal for the four-time Cy Young Award winner eclipses the $12 million given to David Cone by Yankees in 2000.Ref: 1
2004*Alex Rodriguesz ("A-Rod") is traded to the New York Yankees from the Texas Rangers. The Yankees announce he will play third base, leaving Derek Jeter at shortstop. (USA Today, p C1, 2/18/2004)Ref: 13
1776 First volume of Gibbon's "Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire" published.Ref: 5
1859*Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Un Ballo in maschera" premieres at the Apollo Theatre in Rome.Ref: 5
1904*Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly" was poorly received at its world premiere at La Scala.Ref: 70
1916*Romberg/Hanley/Atteridge/Smith' musical premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1921 Arthur Honegger's "Pastorale D'été" premieres.Ref: 5
1925 The first issue of Harold Ross' magazine, The New Yorker, hits the stands, selling for 15 cents a copy.Ref: 2
1925*Fiction: Fritz Behrendt German/Dutch cartoon character (The Slogan), is born.Ref: 5
1931*First telecast of a sporting event in Japan (baseball).Ref: 5
1932*Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1933*Blondie Boopadoop marries Dagwood Bumstead; Dagwood's father promptly disinherits him.Ref: 5
1933*Newsweek Magazine first published at 10¢; founded by former Time staff member Thomas Martyn.Ref: 17
1936*"The Phantom" cartoon strip by Lee Falk debuts.Ref: 5
1936*S[amuel] N[athaniel] Behrman's "End of Summer" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1954*Doris Day’s single, Secret Love, became the #1 tune in the U.S. The song, from the motion picture, Calamity Jane, stayed at the top of the music charts for three weeks.Ref: 4
1958*Comic strip "BC" first appears.Ref: 5
1958*Former New York Giants football star Frank Gifford signed a seven-year contract with Warner Brothers in a film deal that didn’t make him the movie star the studio expected. So, Giff went into broadcasting instead. His first job was as a sportscaster for WCBS-TV in New York. He then moved to WABC-TV in New York and on to network television as primary play-by-play announcer and then to color commentator on ABC’s Monday Night Football. Frank is married to Kathie Lee Gifford of Regis and Kathie Lee morning TV fame.Ref: 4
1962*The Beach Boys started making waves with their first Southern California hit, Surfin’. Their new musical style swept the U.S. like a tidal wave when they hit nationally with Surfin’ Safari in August of this same year.Ref: 4
1962*Gene Chandler hit #1 with Duke of Earl on this day. The song stayed at the tippy-top for three weeks. It hit #1 on the rhythm & blues charts, as well. Duke of Earl was Chandler’s biggest hit out of a half-dozen he recorded. His only other million seller came with Groovy Situation in 1970. Curtis Mayfield wrote several hits for Chandler, including Just Be True, What Now and Nothing Can Stop Me. Chandler’s real name is Eugene Dixon. He owned his own record label, Mr. Chand, from 1969 to 1973, though "Groovy Situation" was recorded in 1970 for Mercury.Ref: 4
1965*Comedienne Joan Rivers makes the first of many guest appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on NBC-TV.Ref: 4
1966*Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler received a gold record from RCA Victor, for both the album and the single of The Ballad of the Green Berets. Sadler, who recorded one other single (The "A" Team) for the label, had served in Vietnam until injuring a leg in a Viet Cong booby trap. Tragically, Sadler was shot in the head during a 1988 robbery attempt at his Guatemala home. He suffered irreparable brain damage and died of heart failure in November, 1989 in Tennessee. He was 49 years old.Ref: 4
1967*Beatles release "Penny Lane" & "Strawberry Fields".Ref: 5
1969*Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash record an album (never released).Ref: 5
1970*Joni Mitchell's final concert (Royal Albert Hall).Ref: 5
1970 Robert Marasco's "Child's Play" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1976*The Eagles album Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) was released. It would eventually sell more than 25 million copies in the US, second only to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.Ref: 4
1976*"Rockabye Hamlet" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 7 performances.Ref: 5
1986*Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC morning radio (WXRK 92.3 FM).Ref: 5
1989*Whitesnake's rocker David Coverdale weds actress Tawny Kitaen.Ref: 5
1990*Opposites Attract, by Paula Abdul with The Wild Pair, was #1 in the U.S. for the second of of three weeks. On the Country chart, On Second Thought, by Eddie Rabbitt, was #1 for the first of two weeks.Ref: 4
1995*11th Soap Opera Digest Awards.Ref: 5
1996*One Sweet Day, by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, was number one for the 12th of 16 weeks. Now that’s what we call a smash! Bigger Than The Beatles, by Joe Diffie was beginnning a 2-week run at #1 on the Country music chart.Ref: 4
2003*An estimated 40M viewers tune in to the finale of Fox's reality show, "Joe Millionaire", in which Evan Marriott chose Zora Andrich. (XDG, p 4A, 2/17/2004)Ref: 83
1444*Rudolf Agricola [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist, is born.Ref: 5
1490*Charles de Bourbon officer/governor (Lombardy), is born.Ref: 5
1519*François de Guise [Balafré], French general strategist (Calais), is born.Ref: 5
1583*J Henry Alting Dutch theologist, is born.Ref: 5
1653*Arcangelo Corelli Fusignano Italy, violinist/composer (Concerto Grosso), is born.Ref: 5
1667*Georg Bronner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1675*Johann Melchior Conradi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1696*Baron Ernst Gottlieb composer, is born.Ref: 5
1697*Louis-Maurice de La Pierre composer, is born.Ref: 5
1699*Hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff German architect (Sanssouci), is born.Ref: 5
1723 Tobias Mayer "method of lunars" for longitude determination, is born.Ref: 5
1740*Horace B de Saussure Swiss physicist/geologist, is born.Ref: 5
1747*Narciso Casanovas, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1752*Friedrich M Klinger German playwright (Wirrwarr), is born.Ref: 5
1754*Jan Jachym Kopriva composer, is born.Ref: 5
1758*John Pinkerton Scottish historian, is born.Ref: 5
1766*Thomas Malthus economist, demographer: The Malthusian Theory: population growth exceed production growth; is born.Ref: 68
1774*Raphaelle Peale US, painter (After the Rain-1823), is born.Ref: 5
1781*René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laënnec, France, physician, inventor (stethoscope), is born.Ref: 5
1796*Giovanni Pacini composer, is born.Ref: 5
1804*Samuel Read Anderson Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1883, is born.Ref: 5
1816*Friedrich Wilhelm Markull composer, is born.Ref: 5
1820*Henri Vieuxtemps Verviers Belgium, composer/teacher (Brussels Cons), is born.Ref: 5
1824*William Farrar "Baldy" Smith Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903, is born.Ref: 5
1831*Francisco Salvador Daniel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1836*Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, Spanish poet and author, is born.Ref: 70
1837*Francis Jay Herron Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902, is born.Ref: 5
1837 Sam[uel] van Houten Dutch (Liberal) minister (child labor laws), is born.Ref: 5
1844*A Montgomery Ward, founded mail-order business (Montgomery Ward), is born.Ref: 5
1849*Selwyn Image Bodiam Sussex, painter, is born.Ref: 5
1850*Anton Urspruch composer, is born.Ref: 5
1850*Ludwig Bonvin composer, is born.Ref: 5
1853*Jaroslav Vrchlicky [Emil Frída], Czechoslovakian poet (1 night on Karlstein), is born.Ref: 5
1854 Friedrich A Krupp German arms manufacturer, is born.Ref: 5
1855 Otto Liman von Sanders German general in Turkey (WWI), is born.Ref: 5
1856*Frederick Eugene Ives, inventor, pioneer of halftone photoengraving process and color photography, is born.Ref: 62
1857*Samuel Sidney McClure Irish-American newspaper editor/publisher, is born.Ref: 5
1858*Ernest Ford composer, is born.Ref: 5
1862*Edward German (Jones) Whitchurch Shropshire, British composer, is born.Ref: 5
1862*Mori Ogai [Mori Rintarô) Japanese author (Maihime/Gan), is born.Ref: 5
1864*Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson New South Wales Australia, poet (Waltzing Matilda), is born.Ref: 5
1867*William Cadbury England, chocolate manufacturer (Cadbury), is born.Ref: 5
1870*Louis de Raet Belgian economist/founder (Flemish People's Party), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Thomas J. Watson Sr., U.S. industrialist who converted a financially ailing manufacturing business into the international giant IBM, is born.Ref: 2
1877*Henri Vandeputte Belgian author/poet (L'homme Jeune), is born.Ref: 5
1877*Andre Maginot, French statesman for whom Maginot Line was named, is born.Ref: 70
1879*Dorothy Canfield Fisher US, novelist (Book-of-the Month-Club), is born.Ref: 5
1880*Alvaro Obregon General/President of Mexico (1920-24), is born.Ref: 5
1882*Kurt Schindler composer, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Noah Beery, US actor: Mark of Zorro, Vanishing American, The Drifter; is born in Smithville AR.Ref: 68
1884 Arthur Vanderpoorten Flemish minister of Internal affairs (1940), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Leevi Antti Madetoja composer, is born.Ref: 5
1888*Henrietta P "Hetty" Beck actress (Bouwmeester Award), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Otto Stern German/US physicist (Stern-Gerlach-experiment, Nobel 1943), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Ronald Aburthnott Knox English priest/writer (Viaduct Murder), is born.Ref: 5
1889*H[aroldson] L Hunt Texas oil multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1891*Georg Britting, writer, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Theodor Plievier German writer (Des Kaisers Kulis, Stalingrad), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Anita Stewart New York, actress (South of Hell Mountain), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Edna Park Edwards PA, is born.Ref: 5
1897*Johan[nes A] Kaart Dutch actor/stage manager (My Fair Lady), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Marian Anderson Philadelphia PA, operatic contralto (banned by D A R), is born.Ref: 5
1903 Johannes Linthorst Homan director of the queen in Groningen, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Albert Kuyle [Louis Kuitenbrouwer], Dutch writer (Jesus' Robe), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Hans J. Morgenthau, German-bn. American political scientist and historian, is born.Ref: 70
1906*Galo Plaza Lasso President of Ecuador (1948-52), head of OAS (1968-75), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Ramon Tapales composer, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Alec Wilder Rochester NY, composer (1973 ASCAP award), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Charles B Timmer Dutch translator/writer (Russia Black on White), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Walter Lanier "Red" Barber, baseball announcer for the Cincinnati Reds, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees, is born.Ref: 2
1908*Staats Cotsworth Oak Park IL, actor (Peyton Place), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Marjorie Lawrence Australia, soprano (Venus-Tannhäuser), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Joseph "Poeske" Scherens Belgian cyclist (champion sprinter 1932-37), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Ai Qing, poet, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Marc Lawrence New York NY, actor (Man With Golden Gun), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Arthur Hunnicutt Gravelly AR, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Andre [Alice Mary] Norton Cleveland OH, science fiction writer (Beast Master, Stand & Deliver), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Joséphine F "Fietje" van Anrooy Dutch actress/director, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Oskar Danon composer, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Rene Leibowitz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Arthur Kennedy Worcester MA, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place), is born.Ref: 5
1914*[Bert de] Wayne Morris Los Angeles CA, WWII-pilot/actor (Paths of Glory), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Albert Westerlinck [José J M Aerts], Flemish literary, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Per-Jakez Helias writer/teacher, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Homer Keller composer, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Raf (Raffaele) Vallone actor: The Godfather, Part 3, Harlow, El Cid, Bitter Rice, Obsession; is born in Tropea Italy.Ref: 4
1918*Charles A Hayes (Representative-D-IL, 1983- ), is born.Ref: 5
1918 Olive Gibbs peace campaigner, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Kathleen Freeman Chicago IL, actress (Beverly Hillbillies), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Jock Mahoney Chicago IL, actor (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Joseph R Hunt tennis champion (US Open-1943), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Colin Franklin doctor, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Paul Fetler composer, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Trevor Oswald Ling religious studies professor, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Tommy Edwards rock vocalist (It's All in the Game), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Buddy (Boniface) DeFranco clarinetist, bandleader: won all modern jazz music polls in the early 1950s, is born.Ref: 4
1923 Alden Winship Clausen Hamilton IL, banker (President of World Bank), is born.Ref: 5
1924*(Mary) Margaret Truman (Daniel) daughter of 33rd U.S. President Harry S Truman; author: Souvenier, Margaret Truman’s Own Story, Women of Courage, Bess W. Truman, is born.Ref: 4
1925*Hal Holbrook (Harold Rowe, Jr.), Cleveland OH, actor (All the President's Men, Mark Twain), is born in Cleveland OH.Ref: 5
1926*Jeremy Slate actor: The Aquanauts, G.I. Blues, Girls! Girls! Girls!, The Sons of Katie Elder, The Devil's Brigade, True Grit, The Centerfold Girls, The Lawnmower Man, is born.Ref: 4
1926*Lee Hoiby Madison Wisconsin, composer (1957 Arts & Letters), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Friedrich Cerha composer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Chaim Potok New York NY, novelist (The Promise), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Yasser Arafat PLO-leader (Achille Lauro, Nobel 1994), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Roger (Lee) Craig baseball: Brooklyn Dodgers [World Series: 1955, 1956], LA Dodgers [World Series: 1959], NY Mets, SL Cardinals [World Series: 1964], Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies; manager: SF Giants, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Usko Merilainen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Buck Trent Spartanburg SC, banjoist/singer (Hee Haw), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Bobby Lewis rocker (Tossin' & Turnin'), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Craig Thomas (Representative-R-WY), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Willie (Charles) Kirkland baseball: SF Giants, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Senators, is born.Ref: 4
1934*Alan (Arthur) Bates, Allestree England, actor (Zorba the Greek, Unmarried Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Barry Humphries Australia TV host (Dame Edna Everage), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Buddy Ryan NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Johnny Bush country singer, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Jim Brown, Georgia, NFL full back (Cleveland Browns)/actor (Dirty Dozen), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Mickey McGill US vocalist (Dells-Love is Blue), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Mary Frances Berry educator/head (US Commission on Civil Rights), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Mary Ann Mobley Biloxi MS, Miss America-1959/actress (Diff'rent Strokes), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Heidi Biebi German Federal Republic, downhill skier (Olympics-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Gene Pitney singer: Town Without Pity, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Only Love Can Break A Heart, It Hurts to be in Love; songwriter: Hello Mary Lou, He’s a Rebel, is born in Hartford CT.Ref: 4
1942*Huey Newton Black Panther leader, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Bernie Grant British politician (Labour), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Zina Bethune dancer, choreographer, actress: Sunrise at Campobello, Who’s that Knocking at My Door?, The Nurses, Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Patricia Morrow actress (Rita-Peyton Place), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Brenda Fricker Dublin Ireland, actress (My Left Foot), is born.Ref: 5
1945 Willie J L Swildens-Rozendal Dutch MP (PvdA), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Dodie Stevens (Geraldine Ann Pasquale) singer: Pink Shoe Laces, is born.Ref: 4
1946*André Dussollier Annecy France, actor (3 Men & a Cradle), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Valdemar Bandolowski Denmark, yachting (Olympics-gold-1976, 80), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Zina Bethune New York NY, actress (Nurses, Who's That Knocking at My Door), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Ben Cramer Dutch vocalist (Clown), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Dallas Adams British actor/painter/writer (Terror From Within), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Dodie Stevens [Geraldine Ann Pasquale] Chicago IL, actress (Mary Hartman!), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Fred Frith English guitarist/violinist/bassist (Skeleton Crew), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Rick Medlocke rock guitarist/vocalist (Blackfoot), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Guillermo Vilas tennis player (1977 US Open), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Insook Bhushan Seoul Korea, US US table tennis player (Olympics-92), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Janice Dickinson Brooklyn NY, model (Vogue), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Rene Russo actress (Ransom), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Heidi Hagman actress (Linda-Archie Bunker's Place), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Karen Lende O'Connor Concord MA, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-silver-96), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines US, 100 meter swimmer (Olympics-gold-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge basketball & football star, is born.Ref: 5
1959*Richard Karn Seattle WA, actor (Al-Home Improvement), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Deb[ra] Richardson Minneapolis MN, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Guy McIntyre NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1962*David McComb Australia, vocalist/songwriter (Triffids), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Hennie Meijer soccer player (Cambuur L, FC Heerenveen), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Lou Diamond Phillips, Philippines, actor (La Bamba, Stand & Deliver), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Dan Reed rocker/actor (HOTS, Lake Consequence), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Michael Jordan basketball: Chicago Bulls: NBA MVP [1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998]; NBA MVP in finals [1991-1993, 1996-1998; Washington Wizards; Olympic Gold Medalist [1984, 1992]; baseball minor league player, is born in Brooklyn NY.Ref: 4
1964*Mike Campbell Seattle WA, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Clayton Prince Philadelphia PA, actor (Dark Justice, Reuben-Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Jim Bowie Japanese/US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Melissa Brooke-Belland rocker (Voice of the Beehive-Let it Bee), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Luc Robitaille Montréal, NHL left wing (New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Gary Shuchuk Edmonton, NHL center (Los Angeles Kings), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Michelle Forbes Austin TX, actress (Ensign Ro-Star Trek Next Generation), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Bryan Cox NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Celita Schutz Riverdale NJ, half-middleweight judoka (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Patrick Uterwijk pop guitarist (Pestilence, Consuming Impulse), is born.Ref: 5
1969*David Klingler NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Joel Steed NFL nose tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Levon Kirkland NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Traci Adell New Orleans LA, playmate (July, 1994), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Tommy Moe Anchorage AK, nordic skier (Olympics-gold/silver-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Denise Richards actress: The World Is Not Enough, Loaded Weapon 1, Starship Troopers, Drop Dead Gorgeous, is born.Ref: 4
1972*Billie Joe Armstrong singer/musician (Green Day), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Lloy Ball Ft Wayne IN, volleyball setter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Richard MacQuire Melbourne VIC Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Stephen Robinson Arlington VA, rower (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Tony Lawson NSA Australia, diver (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Vladimir Vujtek NHL forward (Team Czechoslovakia Olympics-gold-1998, Tampa Bay), is born.Ref: 5
1972*William Floyd full back (San Francisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Vladimir Vujtek NHL forward (Team Czechoslovakia Olympics-gold-1998, Tampa Bay), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Chris Robinson NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Drew Barry NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Frank Sanders NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Raymond Jackson NFL defensive back (Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Jerry O'Connell New York NY, actor (Scream 2, Sliders, Andrew Clements-My Secret Identity), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Valeria Mazza Rosario Argentina, model (Cosmopolitan-July 1995), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Sung-Hee Park Pusan Korea, tennis star (1993 Futures-Seoul), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Todd Harvey Hamilton, NHL center (Dallas Stars), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Vaclav Prospal NHL forward (Team Czechoslovakia Olympics-gold-1998, Philadelphia), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Shanyn MacEachern Brampton Ontario, gymnast (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1981*Donielle Thompson Wheatridge CO, gymnast (World-bronze-95, Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1981*Lisa Skinner Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1982*Joseph Gordon-Levitt actor (Tommy Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun), is born.Ref: 5
364*Flavius Jovianus Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32.Ref: 5
956*Hugo the Great earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55.Ref: 5
1600*Giordano Bruno advocate of Copernican theory & plurality of worlds, burned at stake by the Inquisition in Rome.Ref: 5
1612*Ernst of Bayern prince/bishop of Luik/archbishop of Cologne, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1612*Jodocus Hondius Flemish cartoonist/mathematician, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1652*Gregorio Allegri Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67.Ref: 5
1654*Michael Lohr composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1673*Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] French playwright (Learned Lady), dies in Paris at 51.Ref: 5
1688*Reverend James Renwick hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian.Ref: 5
1715 Antoine Galland French interpreter, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1732*Louis Marchand composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1796*James Macpherson poet, dies.Ref: 5
1803*Louis R E prince de Rohan-Guémené archbishop of Straatsburg, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1804*Christian Ernst Graf composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1815*Franz Gotz composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1827*Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi Swiss educator, dies at 81.Ref: 68
1841*Ferdinando Carulli composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1847*William Collins landscape painter, dies.Ref: 5
1852*Micha Joseph Levenson Hebrew poet, dies.Ref: 5
1854*Hugues F R de Lamennais French priest/writer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1856*Heinrich Heine poet: The Lorelei, Atta Troll, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Germany A Winter’s Tale, Romacero; author: Travel Pictures, The Romantic School, On the History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany; dies at age 58 in Paris.Ref: 5
1856*John Braham singer/composer, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1874*[Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet Belgian astronomer/sociologist, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1875*Luís Varela Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33.Ref: 5
1876*Horace Bushnell, American Congregational minister and controversial theologian, dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1878*José Amador de los Ríos Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1883*Napoleon Coste composer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1890*Christopher Sholes, American inventor who developed the typewriter, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1900*Sarah Porter, American educator, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1901*Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin composer, dies at 38.Ref: 5
1903*Joseph Parry composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1905*Serge Alexandrovich Governor-General Moscow, murdered.Ref: 5
1907*Henry Steel Olcott US co-founder (Theosophist Society-Madras), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1908*Geronimo Apache chief, dies at about 79.Ref: 5
1909*Apache chief Geronimo dies of pneumonia at age 80, while still in captivity at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.Ref: 2
1912 Aloys von Aerenthal foreign minister (Austria-Hungary), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1912*L Oates British explorer (Antarctica), dies.Ref: 5
1913 Joachin Miller dies.Ref: 10
1917*Edmund Bishop, English Secretary of Thomas Carlyle, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1918*Wilfrid Laurier Canadian PM (1896-1911), dies.Ref: 5
1919*Sir Wilfred Laurier eighth Prime Minister of Canada [1896-1911]; dies.Ref: 4
1924*Oskar Merikanto composer, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1926*Avalanche buries 75 in Sap Gulch Bingham UT, 40 die.Ref: 5
1932*Frans Gailliard Belgian painter/graphic artist (Egina), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1933*Henri[cus A] Viotta Dutch composer (Handbook of Music), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1934*Albert I, King of the Belgians (1909-1934) and leader of Belgiam army during World War I, dies at age 59.Ref: 70
1935*Thirty-one prisoners escape an Oklahoma prison after murdering a guard.Ref: 2
1936*Hiram Percy Maxim, inventor of the auto muffler & firearm silencer, dies.Ref: 68
1936*Erich Schaeder German theologist (Theozentrische), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1937 Ten construction workers die when a scaffold falls through a safety net under the Golden Gate Bridge.Ref: 2
1944*Fausto Agnelli Swiss painter, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1950*31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center, New York.Ref: 5
1951*Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan composer, dies at 94.Ref: 5
1954*Evert Gorter children's artist (Kindergeneeskunde), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1955*Otto J Gombosi Hungarian/US musicologist, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1957*Fire in Warreton MO, kills 72.Ref: 5
1959*Tim Mara co-founder of NFL's New York Giants, dies.Ref: 5
1959*Kathryn Adams actress (Meet the Chump, 5th Avenue Girl), dies.Ref: 5
1961*Nita Naldi actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63.Ref: 5
1962*Joseph Kearns actor (George-Dennis the Menace), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1962*Bruno Walter symphony conductor (New York Philharmonic), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1962*Storm in Hamburg, kills 265.Ref: 5
1966*Frank Pettingell actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1966*Gail Kane actress (White Sister, Arizona), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1966*Hans Hofmann German/US painter (Search for the Real), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1966*Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., president and chairman of the board for General Motors, dies.Ref: 70
1968*Donald Wolfit actor (Lawrence of Arabia), dies of heart ailment at 65.Ref: 5
1970*Schmuel J Agnon, Hebrew writer (Nobel 1966), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1970*Alfred Newman US composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1970*Jeffrey McDonald slices up his wife & daughter.Ref: 5
1970*Shmuel Y. Agnon, Israeli novelist and short-story writer (Day Before Yesterday-Nobel 1966), dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1971*Teddy Hart actor (3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1972*Gavril Nikolayevich Popov composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1972 Shunryu Suzuki Roshi founder (San Francisco Zen Center), ½ ashes buried.Ref: 5
1974*49 die in stampede for seats at soccer match, Cairo, Egypt.Ref: 5
1976*Jean Servais Belgian actor (Every Man is My Enemy), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1976*Johan[nes A] Card actor/stage manager (My Fair Lady), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1977*Quincy Howe newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1979*William Gargan actor (Rain, Bells of St Mary), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1980*Jerry Fielding orchestra leader (Bewitched, Hogan's Heroes, Lively Ones), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1980*Graham Sutherland, English Surrealistic painter, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1982*Lee Strasberg (Israel Strassberg) director; teacher of method acting at Actor’s Studio; dies of a heart attack at 80.Ref: 4
1982*Thelonious (Sphere) Monk composer, jazz musician: piano: dies of a stroke in Englewood, NJ at age 64.Ref: 68
1984*Lucille Benson actress (Lilly-Bosom Buddies), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1985*Wanda Perry actress (Roberta, Death of a Salesman), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1986*Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian philosopher (Kingdom Happiness), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1986*Paul Stewart actor (Opening Night, In Cold Blood, Window), dies.Ref: 5
1987*Dmitri B Kabalevsky St Petersburg Russia, composer (In the Fire), dies.Ref: 68
1987*Hal K Dawson actor (Another Language, Wells Fargo), dies.Ref: 5
1987*Verree Teasdale actress (Skyscraper Souls), dies.Ref: 5
1989*Guy Laroche, French couturier, dies at age 68.Ref: 70
1989*Lefty (Vernon Louis) Gomez Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher: NY Yankees [World Series: 1932, 1936-1939/record: won six World Series games without a loss/all-star: 1933-1939/winning pitcher in first all-star game], Washington Nationals; dies at age 80.Ref: 4
1990*Erik Rhodes actor (Top Hat), dies of pneumonia at 84.Ref: 5
1990*Frans Kellendonk Dutch writer (Good for Nothing), dies at 39.Ref: 5
1990*Keith Haring US graffiti-artist, dies at 31.Ref: 5
1990*Marc Clement actor (Career Opportunities, Sluggers Wife), dies.Ref: 5
1990*Hap (Clarence) Day (Hockey Hall-of-Famer: Univ. of Toronto, Toronto St. Patricks, Toronto Maple Leafs [Stanley Cup: 1931-32], NY Americans; referee; coach: Toronto Maple Leafs [won five Stanley Cups, including three in a row]; manager: Toronto Maple Leafs) dies.Ref: 4
1991*Enrique Bermudez commandant (Contra), dies.Ref: 5
1993*Neptune: triple-deck ferry capsized off southern peninsula of Haiti during a squall. Over 1,000 passengers believed drowned. About 300 survived the sinking.Ref: 85
1993 Alfredo de Leon leader (Philippines Red Scorpio Gang), killed.Ref: 5
1993*George E Wilburn film editor, dies of emphysema at 77.Ref: 5
1994*Randy Shilts, US journalist (And the band played on), dies of AIDs at 41. (also TWA, 1995)Ref: 5
1995*Jan Bart Klaster music editor (The Slogan), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1995*Thelma Hulbert painter, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1995*Timothy Hugh Brown theatre critic, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1995*Uta Graf singer/teacher, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1996*[Elsie] Evelyn Laye actress/singer (Sun Child), dies at 95.Ref: 5
1996*Bentley Bridgewater British Museum secretary, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1996*Henry Guinness missionary, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1996*Michael Raptis writer/revolutionary, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1998*Ernst Juenger German writer, dies at 102Ref: 5
1998*Bob Merrill songwriter: If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake, Doggie in the Window, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Funny Girl [w/Jules Styne]; dies.Ref: 4
2001*A 4.1 earthquake kills 1 in El Salvador.Ref: 85
2002*A 5.4 earthquate kills 1 in Southern Iran.Ref: 85
2003*After his body temperature soars to 108 degrees, Orioles pitcher prospect 23-year old Steve Belcher dies of multi-organ failure after spring training workout yesterday. Early speculation is the expectant father death may have been caused by ephedrine, the dietary supplement linked to heatstroke and heart attacks.Ref: 1
2003*Twenty-one people were killed in a stampede at a crowded nightclub in Chicago.Ref: 70

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