Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
February 22nd

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-57*-BC- Origin of Vikrama Samvat Era (India).Ref: 5
896*Pope Formosa crowned king Arnulf of Karinthie/French emperor.Ref: 5
1281*Simon de Brion elected Pope Martinus IV.Ref: 5
1288*Girolamo Masci elected Pope Nicolas IV.Ref: 69
1300*Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree.Ref: 5
1349*Jews are expelled from Zurich Switzerland.Ref: 5
1495*French King Charles VIII enters Naples to claim the crown.Ref: 5
1561 William of Orange appointed viceroy of Burgundy/Charolais.Ref: 5
1613*Mikhail Romanov is elected czar of Russia.Ref: 2
1630*Popcorn is introduced to English colonists when Quadequine, brother of brother of Massasoit, brought a bag of the stuff over to dinner this day.Ref: 4
1656*New Amsterdam granted a Jewish burial site.Ref: 5
1774*English House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright.Ref: 5
1775*First US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at £10.Ref: 5
1775*Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw Poland.Ref: 5
1784*First US ship to trade with China, "Empress of China", sails from New York.Ref: 5
1805*Birth of Sarah Flower Adams, English religious writer. Her most enduring verses today comprise the lyrics to the hymn, "Nearer, My God, To Thee."Ref: 5
1819*Spanish minister Do Luis de Onis and U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams sign the Florida Purchase Treaty, in which Spain agrees to cede the remainder of its old province of Florida to the United States.Ref: 3
1821*Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million.Ref: 5
1825*Russia and Britain establish the Alaska/Canada boundary.Ref: 2
1828*Russia & Persia sign Peace of Turkmantsjai.Ref: 5
1836 Dutch garrison evacuates fort Du Bus New Guinea.Ref: 5
1841*The Supreme Court begins hearing the Amistad trial (due to an appeal by pro-slavery President VanBuren). They are defended by for President John Quincy Adams. Ref 
1854*First meeting of the Republican Party, Michigan.Ref: 5
1856*The first national meeting of the Republican Party occurs in Pittsburgh).Ref: 5
1860*Shoe-making workers of Lynn MS, strike successfully for higher wages.Ref: 5
1861*On a bet Edward Weston leaves Boston to walk to Lincoln's inauguration.Ref: 5
1866*Johnson makes a speech denouncing two of the leading radical republicans, Senator Charles Sumner and Representative Thaddeus Stevens. In the speech he refers to the Republicans as "disunionists."Ref: 87
1872*(Prohibition) First national convention of the Prohibition Party (Columbus OH).Ref: 5
1872*Labor Reform Party formed at Columbus OH.Ref: 5
1876*Johns Hopkins University opens.Ref: 5
1878*Greenback Labor Party formed (Toledo OH).Ref: 5
1879*Frank Winfield Woolworth's 'nothing over five cents' shop opens at Utica, New York. It is the first chain store.Ref: 2
1879*We won’t try to nickel and dime you with this nugget, but it is a fact that Frank W. Woolworth opened his first 5 and 10-cent store. Woolworth’s opened in Utica, New York. Sales at the first store were disappointing ... until Mr. Woolworth moved his operation to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and later, to the entire U.S.A. Remember the lunch counter at F. W. Woolworth’s? You could get a burger and a real vanilla soda or a lime rickey there for about a buck.Ref: 4
1879*First 5¢ & 10¢ store opened by Frank W Woolworth in Utica NY.Ref: 5
1887*Union Labor Party organized in Cincinnati.Ref: 5
1889*President Cleveland signed a bill to admit the Dakotas, Montana and Washington state to the Union.Ref: 70
1900*Hawaii became a US territory.Ref: 5
1902*A fistfight breaks out in the Senate. Senator Benjamin Tillman suffers a bloody nose for accusing Senator John McLaurin of bias on the Philippine tariff issue.Ref: 2
1903*Due to drought the US side of Niagara Falls runs short of water.Ref: 5
1906*Black evangelist William J. Seymour first arrived in Los Angeles and began holding revival meetings. The "Azusa Street Revival" later broke out under Seymour's leadership, in the Apostolic Faith Mission located at 312 Azusa Street in Los Angeles. It was one of the pioneering events in the history of 20th century American Pentecostalism.Ref: 5
1907*First cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London.Ref: 5
1909*The Great White Fleet, the first US fleet to circle the globe, returns to Norfolk, Virginia.Ref: 5
1911*Canadian Parliament votes to preserve the union with the British Empire.Ref: 2
1913*Lowell High School, San Francisco opens (on its first campus).Ref: 5
1918*At the height of the Red Scare, the office of the Cronaca Sovversiva, an anarchist newspaper both Sacco and Vanzetti had written for and donated money to, is raided. The names Sacco and Vanzetti are for the first time linked by officials to anarchist activities.Ref: 87
1920*The American Relief Administration appeals to the public to pressure Congress to aid starving European cities.Ref: 2
1922*Congress authorizes Grant Memorial $1 gold coin.Ref: 5
1923*The 1,000,000th Chevy is produced.Ref: 3
1923*The first successful chinchilla farm in the United States is established in Los Angeles by Mathias Chapman. (XDG, p 4A, 2/22/2001)Ref: 83
1923*Transcontinental airmail service begins.Ref: 5
1924*President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first president to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.Ref: 3
1924*Columbia University declares radio education a success.Ref: 2
1926*Pope Pius XI rejects Mussolini's offer of aid to the Vatican.Ref: 2
1927 Baruch Spinosa's house of mourning opened as a museum.Ref: 5
1928*After flying 128 hours in less than 16 days, Bert Hinkler's 11,250-mile flight in a two-seat Avro 581E Avian biplane which started in London, ended in Darwin, Australia.Ref: 2
1932*Adolf Hitler is the Nazi Party candidate for the presidential elections in Germany.Ref: 2
1932*Purple Heart award re-instituted.Ref: 5
1933*Göring forms SA/SS-police, 40,000 SA and SS men are sworn in as auxiliary police, shoots 40-50.Ref: 5
1935*All plane flights over the White House are barred because they are disturbing President Franklin Roosevelt's sleep.Ref: 2
1936 Construction on Ypenburg Netherlands airport begins.Ref: 5
1939 Netherlands recognizes Franco-regime in Spain.Ref: 5
1941*430 Jewish hostages are deported from Amsterdam after a Dutch Nazi is killed by Jews.Ref: 35
1941*Gargantua, “The world’s most terrifying living creature,” was married at Sarasota FL. The gorilla wed Mitoto in ceremonies at the Ringling Brothers winter circus headquarters. And, of course, everybody threw bananas instead of rice at the happy couple.Ref: 4
1941*I G Farben decides building Buna-Werke in Auschwitz Concentration Camp.Ref: 5
1945 Arab League forms (Cairo).Ref: 5
1951*The Atomic Energy Commission discloses information about the first atom-powered airplane.Ref: 2
1954*U.S. is to install 60 Thor nuclear missiles in Britain.Ref: 2
1955*British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sets sail.Ref: 5
1956*Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and 80 others arrested for continuing 3 month old bus boycott.Ref: 10
1958 Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR).Ref: 5
1962*A Soviet bid for new Geneva arms talks is turned down by the U.S.Ref: 2
1963 Moscow warns the U.S. that an attack on Cuba would mean war.Ref: 2
1971*Lieutenant General Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria.Ref: 5
1972*Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Amir & Prime Minister of Qatar.Ref: 5
1972*President Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai in Beijing.Ref: 5
1973*US & China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing & Washington DC.Ref: 5
1974*Ethiopian police shoot at demonstrators.Ref: 5
1979*St Lucia gains independence from Britain.Ref: 5
1979*Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Primate & Cat Building is dedicated.Ref: 5
1980 Afghanistan declares martial law.Ref: 5
1982*NYC Mayor Koch announces he will run for New York governor (unsuccessful).Ref: 5
1983*Harold Washington wins Chicago's Democratic mayoral primary.Ref: 5
1984*Census Bureau statistics showed that the State of Alaska was the fastest growing state of the decade with a population increase of 19.2 percent.Ref: 4
1989 US authors demonstrate against Iranian death treats against Salman Rushdee, author of "Satanic Rituals".Ref: 5
1989*Fins ministry of Public health installs sex vacation to thwart stress.Ref: 5
1989 New York Lotto pays $26.9 million to one winner (#s are 1-5-12-19-44-50).Ref: 5
1991*President George Bush issues an ultimatum to the president of Iraq to the effect that unless Iraqi troops are withdrawn from Kuwait by noon the next day, the US would attack his forces. (XDG, p 4A, 2/22/2001)Ref: 83
1991*Kelli McCarty, 21, (Kansas), crowned 40th Miss USA.Ref: 5
1993*The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved creation of an international war crimes tribunal to punish those responsible for atrocities in the former Yugoslavia.Ref: 70
1994*The Justice Department charged 31-year CIA veteran Aldrich Ames and his wife, Rosario, with selling national security secrets to the Soviet Union.Ref: 70
2001*A U.N. war crimes tribunal convicted three Bosnian Serbs standing trial on charges of rape and torture in the first case of wartime sexual enslavement to go before an international court.Ref: 70
2002*Police in San Diego arrested David Westerfield in connection with the disappearance of 7-year-old Danielle van Dam.Ref: 70
1902*Report published by Walter Reed and Dr. James Carroll:Yellow fever is spread by mosquitos.Ref: 10
1912*J Vedrines makes 1st airplane flight over 100 mph-161.29 kph.Ref: 5
1946*Discovery of streptomycin, the first antimbiotic effective against tuberculosis, announced.Ref: 10
1965*USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test).Ref: 5
1966*Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew.Ref: 5
1995*Steve Fossett completes first air balloon over Pacific Ocean (9600 km).Ref: 5
1996*STS 75 (Columbia 19), launches into orbit.Ref: 5
1071 Arnulf III earl of Flanders/Hainault (Arnulf I), dies in battle.Ref: 5
1071 Battle of Cassel-Robert I the Frisian defeats Arnulf III/I.Ref: 5
1744 Battle at Toulon English-French & Spanish fleet.Ref: 5
1746*French troops conquer Brussels.Ref: 5
1746 Jakobijnse troops vacate Aberdeen.Ref: 5
1797*The last invasion of Britain takes place when some 1,400 Frenchmen land at Fishguard, in Wales.Ref: 2
1862*Jefferson Davis is inaugurated president of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va. for the second time.Ref: 2
1864*Nathan Bedford Forrest's brother, Jeffrey, is killed at Okolona, Mississippi.Ref: 2
1864*Battle at Dalton, Georgia.Ref: 5
1864*Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta) Tennessee.Ref: 5
1864*2nd/last day of Battle of Okolona MS.Ref: 5
1865*Tennessee adopts a new constitution abolishing slavery.Ref: 70
1865*Battle of Wilmington NC (Fort Anderson) occupied by Federals.Ref: 5
1900*Battle at Wynne's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army).Ref: 5
1915*Germany begins "unrestricted" submarine war.Ref: 5
1917*German Navy torpedoes 7 Dutch ships.Ref: 5
1918*Germany claims Baltic states, Finland & Ukraine from Russia.Ref: 5
1940*Finnish troops vacate Koivisto island.Ref: 5
1940*German air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578.Ref: 5
1941*The German battle cruiser Gneisenau sinks Canadian merchant ship A.D. Huff east of Cape Race, Newfoundland. Two die, and 37 are taken prisoner. 
1941*The Germans begin their assault on El Agheila Libya.Ref: 5
1941*Arthur T "Bomber" Harris becomes British Air Marshal.Ref: 5
1942*Submarine U-129 torpedoes and sinks Canadian merchant ship George L. Torian off British Guyana in the Caribbean. 
1942*President Franklin Roosevelt orders Gen. Douglas MacArthur to leave the Philippines.Ref: 2
1943*Sign on Munich façade "Out with Hitler! Long live freedom!" done by "White Rose" student group on 2/16/1943, caught on 2/18, beheaded.Ref: 5
1944*US victory at the Battle of Eniwetok Atoll. The landing was on Feb 17th.Ref: 5
1944*US 8th Air Force bombs Enschede, Arnhem & Nijmegen by mistake/800+ die.Ref: 5
1945*British troops take Ramree Island, Burma.Ref: 5
1945*Canadian 3rd Division occupies Moyland.Ref: 5
1952*French forces evacuate Hoa Binh in Indochina.Ref: 2
1958 Indonesian air force bombs Padang, Sumatra/Menado, Celebes.Ref: 5
1967*25,000 US & S Vietnamese troops launched Operation Junction City, offensive to smash Viet Cong stronghold near Cambodian border.Ref: 5
1984*Britain and the U.S. send warships to the Persian Gulf following an Iranian offensive against Iraq.Ref: 2
1860*Organized baseball’s first game was played in San Francisco, CA. With all the complaints, one would think that Candlestick Park was the first stadium in which the game was played but, this is not true. Candlestick wasn’t opened until 1960.Ref: 4
1881*George Wright signs a contract with the Boston Reds which he states allows him not to travel with the team on western road trips, but just play in games played in New England and Troy. The arrangement is necessary due to his business commitments.Ref: 1
1882*With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race & $100 prize.Ref: 5
1888*John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans (Yonkers NY).Ref: 5
1889*Italy's King Humbert is among the fans who witness the Chicagos beat the All-Americans, 3-2, outside of Rome at the Villia Borghesi.Ref: 1
1892*Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms.Ref: 5
1915*Newly aquired second baseman Nap Lajoie contributes to a 7-6 loss to the Red Sox by committing five errors; this feat has been accomplished seven times to this date but will not occur again.Ref: 1
1920*The first dog race track to use an imitation rabbit opened -- in Emeryville, CA.Ref: 39
1921*Shortstop 'Rabbit' Maranville is traded by Brooklyn to the Pirates for Billy Southworth, Fred Nicholson and Walter Barbare.Ref: 1
1927*ARC soccer team forms in Alphen on the Rhine.Ref: 5
1938*The Cardinals sign All-American and NFL Washington Redskins' quarterback Sammy Baugh as an infielder.Ref: 1
1949 Gorgeous George and Ernie Dusek ushered in a brand new era in professional wrestling, with the debut of “flying leaps, sequins and schmaltz,” according to the sports scribes covering the event.Ref: 4
1956*First British soccer match at Kunstlicht Portsmouth vs Newcastle United.Ref: 5
1957*Jockey Ted Atkinson, 3,500th win.Ref: 5
1957*Walter O'Malley says Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in California in 1958.Ref: 5
1958 Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days.Ref: 5
1959*Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500 at the brand-new Daytona International Speedway, driving a new hardtop Olds 88 to a photo-finish with Johnny Beauchamp.Ref: 3
1962*Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts.Ref: 5
1967*Sling-shot goal post & 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL.Ref: 5
1969*Barbara Jo Rubin became the first woman to win a U.S. thoroughbred horse race. She was riding Cohesian at Charlestown Race Course in West Virginia.Ref: 4
1976*Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1979*Billy Martin named manager of Oakland A's.Ref: 5
1980*A pivotal moment for ice hockey in the United States came on this day. The 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice’ U.S. victory over Russia was a dramatic, come-from-behind, 4-3, victory. The U.S. went on to defeat Finland, 4-2, two days later to win the gold medal.Ref: 4
1981*Amy Alcott wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1983 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500 meter freestyle swimming record.Ref: 5
1984*Brothers Anton & Peter Stastny score 8 points each for NHL Québec.Ref: 5
1987*Tze-Chung ‘T.C.’ Chen won his first PGA golf tour title in five years at the Los Angeles Open. Chen defeated Ben Crenshaw on the first playoff hole of the tournament.Ref: 4
1987*Bruno Marie-Rose runs world record 200 meter indoor (20.36 seconds).Ref: 5
1988 Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 meter (39.10 seconds).Ref: 5
1992*Kristi Yamaguchi of the United States won the gold medal in women’s figure skating at the Albertville Olympics. Although she fell while performing a triple loop, she committed far fewer errors than her rivals, thus getting the gold medal. Midori Ito of Japan won the silver, Nancy Kerrigan of the United States the bronze. “Yamaguchi crafted her title on a feathery vision of artistic precision and elegance, with near total disdain for the latest trends in acrobatic jumping,” wrote Michael Janofsky in the New York Times.Ref: 4
1992*Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Open Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1997*Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open.Ref: 5
1998*18th Winter Olympics games close at Nagano Japan.Ref: 5
1998*As the Nagano Winter Olympics wound down, the Czech Republic defeated Russia 1-to-0 to win men’s hockey. And Bjorn Dahlie, the Norwegian cross-country skier, extended his Winter Olympics record by picking up his 12th medal (his eighth gold) in the last race at Nagano: the 50-kilometer cross-country race.Ref: 4
1858*Dion Boucicault's "Jessie Brown" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1892 "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James Theater (London).Ref: 5
1907 Leonid N Andreyev's "Zhizn Cheloveka" premieres in St Petersburg.Ref: 5
1931*Maurice Chevalier recorded Walkin’ My Baby Back Home for Victor Records in New York City. The same tune was recorded 21 years later by Nat ‘King’ Cole and Johnny Ray. It became a major hit for both artists.Ref: 4
1934 The romantic comedy "It Happened One Night," starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, opened at NY's Radio City Music Hall.Ref: 5
1941*Paul Creston's first Symphony, premieres.Ref: 5
1941*Roy Harris' "Ballad of a Railroad Man" premieres.Ref: 5
1950 Brockway & Weinstock publish "Men of Music" (revised edition).Ref: 5
1952*Welsh poet Dylan Thomas records first audio book Child's Christmas in Wales for Caedmon.Ref: 10
1954*ABC radio’s popular Breakfast Club, program with longtime host, Don McNeill, was simulcast on TV beginning this day. The telecast of the show was a bomb, but the radio program went on to break records as the longest-running program on the air.Ref: 4
1956*Elvis Presley entered the music charts for the first time. Heartbreak Hotel began its climb to the number one spot on the pop listing, reaching the top on April 11, 1956. It stayed at the top for eight weeks.Ref: 4
1958*"Portotino" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 3 performances.Ref: 5
1958*Roy Hamilton’s record, Don’t Let Go, became #13 in its first week on the record charts. The song was the first stereo record to make the pop music charts. 1958 was the year for several stereo recordings, including Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes by Chuck Willis, Yakety Yak by the Coasters, Born Too Late by The Poni-Tails, It’s All in the Game by Tommy Edwards and What Am I Living For by Chuck Willis. Remember: If we were supposed to hear music in mono, we’d only have one ear! Thank you.Ref: 4
1963*Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs).Ref: 5
1964*Beatles arrive back in England after their first US visit.Ref: 5
1965*Filming begins for the Beatles’ second movie, HELP!, in the Bahamas.Ref: 4
1967*Barbara Garson's "MacBird" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1968*Rock group Genesis release their first record "The Silent Sun".Ref: 5
1970*"Charles Aznavour" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 23 performances.Ref: 5
1989 UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud".Ref: 5
1989*First Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award).Ref: 5
1989*31st Grammy Awards Don't Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman.Ref: 5
1991*Actor Bill Bixby (57) weds Laura Michael (32).Ref: 5
1992*"Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" closes at Music Box NYC.Ref: 5
1992*Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox.Ref: 5
1992*Ed McMahon, 69, weds Pamela Hurn, 37.Ref: 5
1992*Rockers Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) & Courtney Love (Hole), wed.Ref: 5
1994 "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya.Ref: 5
1996*"Bus Stop" opens at Circle in Square Theater NYC for 29 performances.Ref: 5
1996*Actress Halle Berry files for divorce from David Justice.Ref: 5
1998*"King & I" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 781 performances.Ref: 5
1403*Charles VII, king of France (1422-61), drove out English, is born.Ref: 5
1440*Ladislaus V Posthumus King of Hungary/Bohemia, is born.Ref: 5
1514*Tahmasp I shah of Persia (1524-76)/author (Tazkire-i Shah), is born.Ref: 5
1533*Péter Bornemisza Hungarian vicar/author/publisher (Tragoedia), is born.Ref: 5
1542*Santino Garsi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1573*Gemignano Capilupi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1599*Anthony Van Dyck Antwerp Belgium, painter, is born.Ref: 5
1634*Petrus "Pieter" van Schooten fortress architect, is born.Ref: 5
1684*William Pulteney London, statesman (Earl of Bath), is born.Ref: 5
1705*Peter Arctedius [Artedi], Swedish biologist, is born.Ref: 5
1732*George Washington, the first president of the United States, is born on his parents' plantation in the Virginia Colony.Ref: 70
1745*Joao de Sousa Carvalho composer, is born.Ref: 5
1749*Johann Nikolaus Forkel musicologist/1st biographer of Bach, is born.Ref: 5
1761*Erik Eriksson Tulindberg composer, is born.Ref: 5
1761*Jacob Kimball composer, is born.Ref: 5
1764*Alexander Campbell composer, is born.Ref: 5
1770*Jan Matyas Nepomuk August Vitasek composer, is born.Ref: 5
1772*Joseph Lipavsky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1772*Karl Jacob Wagner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1773*Matthijs I van Bree Flemish (court)painter, is born.Ref: 5
1778*Rembrandt Peale, American painter known for portraits of U.S. founding fathers, is born.Ref: 2
1779*Joachim Nicolas Eggert composer, is born.Ref: 5
1788*Arthur Schopenhauer, Germany, philosopher (Great Pessimist), is born.Ref: 5
1796*Adolphe Quetelet Belgium, mathematician/astronomer/statistician, is born.Ref: 5
1797*William I Berlin, King of Prussia (1861-88)/German Emperor (1871-88), is born.Ref: 5
1798*Charles Mynn Thruston Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1873, is born.Ref: 5
1810*Frédéric F Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer, is born. (and Cross, Milton, "Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music", Doubleday & Co, 1953)Ref: 68
1810*Holger Simon Paulli composer, is born.Ref: 5
1814*Henryk Oskar Kolberg composer, is born.Ref: 5
1817*Niels Wilhelm Gade Danish violinist/composer/conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1819*Bernardo Calvo Puig composer, is born.Ref: 5
1819*James Russell Lowell essayist, poet: A Fable for Critics, The Biglow Papers, The Vision of Sir Launfal, Commemoration Ode, The Cathedral; first editor of Atlantic Monthly, co-editor: North American Review; founded The Pioneer literary magazine, is born.Ref: 4
1821*Giovanni Bottesini composer, is born.Ref: 5
1822*Adolf Kuszmaul German physician (stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease), is born.Ref: 5
1827*James Barnet Fry Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894, is born.Ref: 5
1828*Robert Alexander Cameron Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894, is born.Ref: 5
1833*Josef Foerster composer, is born.Ref: 5
1834*Albert Heinrich Zabel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1836*Eduard Wachmann composer, is born.Ref: 5
1838*Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen discoverer of hydrogen in Sun, is born.Ref: 5
1840 August Bebel, German co-founder of the Social Democratic PartyRef: 70
1842*Carl Rosa Hamburg Germany, founder (Rosa opera company), is born.Ref: 5
1842*Léon Vanderkindere Belgian historian/mayor (Ukkel), is born.Ref: 5
1843*Affonso de Escragnolle Taunay France/Brazil writer (Inocencia), is born.Ref: 5
1844*Kazamierz Julian Kratzer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1850*Isaac L Rice Germany, (namesake of Columbia University's Rice stadium), is born.Ref: 5
1852*Pieter K Pel internist (Pel-Ebstein fever), is born.Ref: 5
1857*Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout Movement (in England), is born.Ref: 2
1857*Heinrich Hertz physicist, first to broadcast & receive radio waves, is born.Ref: 5
1862*Connie Mack baseball manager (Philadelphia A's 1900-1950), is born.Ref: 5
1862*Karen Hulda Garborg[-Bergersen] Norwegian playwright (Mot Solen/Eli), is born.Ref: 5
1864*Jules Renard France, writer (Poil de Carotte), is born.Ref: 5
1865*Otto Modersohn German painter, is born.Ref: 5
1868 Henri Polak union leader/politician (Social-Democrat), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Muhammad Iqbal Dutch East Indies lawyer/poet/philosopher, is born.Ref: 5
1874*Bill Klem, American National League baseball umpire, is born.Ref: 70
1877*Yme C Schuitmaker Dutch potato salesman/dramatist, is born.Ref: 5
1879*Johannes Brønsted Danish physical chemist (acid-base reactions), is born.Ref: 5
1882*Eric Gill England, sculptor/engraver/typographer (Perpetua), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Alfred Wikenhauser German Roman Catholic exegetist (John-Apokalyps), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Jaroslav Kocian composer, is born.Ref: 5
1883*Marguerite Clark voice (Snow White), is born.Ref: 5
1884*Abraham "Abe" Attell boxing hall of famer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Hugo Ball German playwright/co-founder Flametti, is born.Ref: 5
1887*Mary Ellen Chase educator/author (Windswept, 1959 Sarah Hale Award), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Robin G Collingwood English philosopher (Roman Britain), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Jan Wils Holland, architect/designer (Amsterdam's Olympics Stadium), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Lucien Cailliet composer, is born.Ref: 5
1892*David Dubinsky, Russian-born American labor leader (1969 Medal of Freedom), dies at age 90.Ref: 68
1892*Edna St Vincent Millay poet/writer/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize), is born in Rockland Maine.Ref: 5
1894*Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach composer, is born.Ref: 5
1895 Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre founder (Peruvian Aprista Party), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Edvin Wide Sweden, 10K runner (Olympics-silver-1924), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Enid Markey Dillon CO, actress (Aunt Violet-Bringing Up Buddy), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Nacio Herb Brown US composer, is born.Ref: 5
1896*Paul Van Ostaijen Flemish poet/writer/critic (Occupied City), is born.Ref: 5
1898 Anton de Kom Surinam/Dutch worker's union leader/resistance fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1899*Dwight Frye Salina KS, actor (Black Camel, Dracula, Frankenstein)Ref: 5
1900*Luis Bruñel Calanda Spain, director (Tristana, Phantom of Liberty), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Evald Aav composer, is born.Ref: 5
1900*Sean O'Faolain [John Whelan], Ireland, writer (Murder at Cobbler's Hulk), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Giorgios Seferis Greece, poet (Nobel 1963), is born.Ref: 5
1901*(US Supreme Court Justice) Charles E Whittaker Kansas, US Supreme Court justice (1957-62), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Mildred Davis PA, actress (Grandma's Boy), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Stefan Lorant writer, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Hanns Neupert German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Morley Callaghan Canada, author (Toronto Star, Native Argosy), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Peter Hurd Roswell NM, painter (Portrait of José Herrera), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Luis Sandi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Edmund von Borck composer, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Actor Robert (George) Young ("Father Knows Best", "Marcus Welby") is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 4
1907*Sheldon Leonard New York NY, actor/director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Rómulo Betancourt President of Venezuela (1945-48, 1958-64), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Sir John Mills, actor: Frankenstein, A Tale of Two Cities, Around the World in 80 Days, Gandhi, Oklahoma Crude, Ryan’s Daughter, King Rat, The Swiss Family Robinson, War and Peace, Great Expectations, Goodbye Mr. Chips, The Ghost Camera; father of actresses Juliet and Hayley Mills, is born in England.Ref: 4
1909 Roderick Barclay diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Al Sears jazz performer, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Muriel Monkhouse Red Cross worker, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Nicholas Monsarrat Liverpool England, novelist, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Dan Seymour Chicago IL, actor (We the People, Sing it Again), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Gus Lesnevich light heavyweight boxing champion (1947 fight of year), is born.Ref: 5
1917 Harmen van Rossum civil servant/resistance fighter (WWII), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Jane Bowles writer, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Owner of the Kansas City, later Oakland, Athletics, Charles O. (Oscar) Finley is born.Ref: 4
1918*Robert Pershing Wadlow, the world's tallest man (recorded) at 8'11.1", is born in Alton IL. (Guiness Book of World Records, 1998) 
1918*Sid (Sidney) Abel hockey: NHL: Detroit Red Wings [NHL MVP: 1949], Chicago Blackhawks, is born.Ref: 4
1918*Don [Dominic G] Pardo Westfield MA, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Jiri Pauer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Bettina Vernon-Warren dancer, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Del Wood singer, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Giulietta Masina Italy, actress (La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Giulietta Masina, Italian motion-picture actress, is born.Ref: 70
1921*Jean-Bedel Bokassa dictator, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Andre Asriel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Felix Werder composer, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Edward Gorey Chicago IL, author/artist (The Curious Sofa), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Gerard Hoffnung Berlin Germany, artist/humorist/musician, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Guy Mitchell Detroit MI, actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Raymond Joseph Cecil British architect, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Bud Yorkin producer (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy), is born.Ref: 5
1926 Nelson Bunker Hunt is born.Ref: 10
1927*Donald May Chicago IL, actor (Adam-Edge of Night, Colt .45), is born.Ref: 5
1927*David Ahlstrom composer, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Bruce Forsyth London England, comedian/TV host (Generation Game), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Paul Dooley actor: The Underneath, Flashback, Last Rites, Sixteen Candles, Endangered Species, Paternity, Slap Shot, Breaking Away, The Player, is born in Parkersburg WV.Ref: 4
1929*Ryne Duren New York Yankee near-sighted pitcher, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Marni Nixon singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Allison Hayes Washington, actress (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1930 JPS van Neerven Dutch economist/editor (Limbourg Daily), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (Senator-D-MA, 1962- ), brother of John F. Kennedy, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Piper Laurie Detroit MI, actress (Days of Wine & Roses, Carrie), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley England, Duchess of Kent, is born.Ref: 5
1934*George Lee "Sparky" Anderson, South Dakota, baseball manager (Reds, Tigers), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Thomas Paul Chicago IL, bass (NYC Opera 1963-70), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Ineke [R M] Haas-Berger Dutch MP (PvdA), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Ernie K-Doe [Ernest Kador Jr], New Orleans LA, rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Dubravko Detoni composer, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Joanna Russ US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Noel Murphy British rugby player, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Samuel Whitbread English brewer/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Tommy Aaron Gainesville GA, PGA golfer (1973 Masters, 1969 Canadian Open), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Ishmael Reed US, author (Last Days of Louisiana Red), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Bobby Hendricks US soul vocalist (Itchy Twitchy Feeling), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Steve Barber pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Chet Walker NBA all-star forward (Chicago Bulls), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Julian Chagrin London, mime/actor (Golddiggers), is born.Ref: 5
1940 Johnson P Mlambo South African leader (Pan-African Congress), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Dick Van Arsdale NBA all-star (New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Tom Van Arsdale NBA all-star (Detroit, Cincinnati, Kansas City-Omaha, Philadelphia), is born.Ref: 5
1943*David E Skaggs (Representative-D-CO), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Louise Lopez singer, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Tom Okker tennis: Men’s Professional Tour record holder for most doubles titles in a career [78], is born.Ref: 4
1944*E J Peaker Tulsa OK, actress (That's Life), is born.Ref: 5
1944*(Long Island) Jonathan Demme, Academy Award-winning director: Silence of the Lambs; Philadelphia, Married to the Mob, Swimming to Cambodia, Swing Shift, Melvin and Howard, Last Embrace, Caged Heat; playwright: Fighting Mad, Caged Heat, Hot Box, Angels Hard as They Come, is born in Baldwin NY.Ref: 4
1945*Oliver (Swofford), singer (Good Morning Starshine, Jean), is born.Ref: 5
1947*John Bryant (Representative-D-TX, 1983- ), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Dennis Awtrey NBA center (Chicago Bulls, Suns), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Leslie Charleson Kansas City MO, actress (Monica-General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Niki (Andreas Nikolaus) Lauda, Grand Prix Hall of Fame auto racer: victories: Spain, Holland [1974]; Monaco, Belgium, Sweden, France, USA [1975]; Brazil, S. Africa, Belgium, Monaco, Britain [1976]; S. Africa, Germany, Holland [1977]; Sweden, Italy [1978]; USA, Britain [1982]; S. African, France, Britain, Austria, Italy [1984]; Holland [1985]Ref: 4
1950*J. Marc Holser, dentist, innovator and minor philosopher of the early twenty-first century is born, in humble, yet respectable surrondings. 
1950*Julius Erving II (Dr. J), Basketball Hall of Famer: Univ of Massachusetts, ABA: Virginia Squires [1971-1973], NY Nets [1973-1976], NBA: Philadelphia 76ers [Dr. J.: 1976-1987], the third pro player to score more than 30,000 career points [after Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar]; executive: Orlando Magic, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Ellen Greene Brooklyn NY, singer/actress (Little Shoppe of Horrors, One Fine Day), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Julie Walters England, actress (Educating Rita, Prick Up Your Ears), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Sylvette "Miou-Miou" Hery Paris France, actress (Bottom Line, Menage, Dog Day, My Other Husband), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Harley O Staggers Jr (Representative-D-WV, 1983- ), is born.Ref: 5
1952*James Philip Bagian Philadelphia PA, MDPE/astronaut (STS 29, STS 40), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Wayne John Levi Little Falls NY, PGA golfer (1983 Buick Open), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Tim Young athlete, is born.Ref: 5
1956*Amy Alcott Kansas City MO, LPGA golfer (1983 Nabisco Dinah Shore, Vare Trophy 1980, 83), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Kyle MacLachlan Yakima WA, actor (Blue Velvet, Dune, Twin Peaks, The Hidden), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Kyle MacLachlan actor: Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, The Flintstones, DuneRef: 4
1959*Susan Benjamin actress (Tracy-Accidental Family), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Debbie Linden Glasgow Scotland, actress (Kenny Everett Show), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Don Van Spall guitarist (Sleeze Beez), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Marla O'Hara Gardena CA, WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz-3rd-1991), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Mike Morris NFL center (Minnesota Vikings), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Lenda Murray Detroit MI, body builder (4X Ms Olympia), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Lisa Jacquin equestrian show jumper (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Dave Besteman Madison WI, speed skater (Olympics-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Vijay Singh Lautoka Fiji, PGA golfer (1993 Buick Classic), is born.Ref: 5
1964*James Wlcek New York NY, actor (Trent-Walker Texas Ranger, Linc-As The World Turns), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Gigi Fernandez [Beatriz], San Juan PR, US tennis star (Olympics-gold-96, 1988 US Open Doubles), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Pat LaFontaine St Louis MO, NHL center (Olympics-1984, New York Islanders, New York Rangers), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Chris Dudley NBA center (New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Joe Reekie Victoria, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Sheila Riggins Trussville AL, Miss Alabama-America (1990), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Brent Severyn Vegreville Alberta Canada, NHL defenseman (New York Islanders), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Suave singer, is born.Ref: 5
1966*Thorsten Kaye soap actor (Patrick-One Life to Live, Silencers), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Marianne Ihalainen ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Steve Broussard NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Jayson Williams NBA center (New Jersey Nets), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Jeri Ryan, actress (7 of 9-Star Trek Voyager), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Reggie Rivers NFL running back (Denver Broncos), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Kahryn Tough Calgary Alberta, volleyball (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Leslie Spalding Billings MT, golfer (Montana Women's Amateur-90, 91), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Mark Chmura NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Shawn Jefferson NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Adam Keefe NBA forward (Utah Jazz), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Dominic Roussel Hull, NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Leo Stefan hockey forward (Team Germany 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Barry Smith 100 meter/200 meter runner, is born.Ref: 5
1971*Gilbert Brown NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jason Marshall Cranbrook British Columbia Canada, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Lea Salonga Manila Philippines, singer/actress (Miss Saigon), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Lisa Fernandez Lakewood CA, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Max Lane NFL tackle (New England Patriots), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Mohammed Sylla soccer player (Willem II, FC Martigues), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Rico Mack WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Christin Didier Miss Montana-USA (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Michael Chang Hoboken NJ, tennis star (1989 French Open), is born.Ref: 5
1973*James Christensen NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Kate Sage Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Kimberly Davies Melbourne Australia, actress (Baywatch), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Ntala Skinner Sun Valley ID, biathlete (Olympics-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Aaron Gavey Sudbury, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Kyoko Nagatsuka Shizuoka Prefecture Japan, tennis star (1996 Hobart), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Charles O'Bannon NBA guard (Detroit Pistons), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Drew Barrymore Los Angeles CA, actress (ET, Firestarter, Poison Ivy, Altered States), granddaughter of actor John Barrymore Sr, is born.Ref: 5
1975*Gregory Maddalone Schenectady NY, dance skater (& Demkowski), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Melanie Schnell Radstadt Austria, tennis star (1994 semi Surabaya), is born.Ref: 5
1979*David Lopez Queens NY, actor (and God Created Women, Ghostwriter)Ref: 5
606*Sabinian Italian Pope (604-06), dies.Ref: 69
1076*Godfried III with the Hump, duke of Lower Lorraine, murdered.Ref: 5
1078*Johannes van Fécamp, Italian mystic writer, dies.Ref: 5
1213*Wibert of Gembloers benediction/writer/abbot of Gembloers, dies.Ref: 5
1371*David II Bruce king of Scotland (1331-71), dies at 46.Ref: 5
1478*Hendrik Herp (Herpius/Harphius) writer (Spieghel volcomenheit), dies.Ref: 5
1511*Prince Henry (of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon) dies, leaving Henry VIII without an heir. 
1512*Amerigo Vespucci Italian explorer (America), dies at 61.Ref: 68
1636*Santorio Sanctorius, physician, introduced use of precision instruments in medicine, is burned at the stake as a heretic at age 74.Ref: 70
1674*John Wilson composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1680*Death of Thomas Goodwin, 79, famed English Congregational Nonconformist preacher. His last words were: 'Ah, is this dying? How I have dreaded as an enemy this smiling friend.'.Ref: 5
1687*Jean-Baptiste Lully Paris, composer.Ref: 5
1690*Charles Le Brun classical painter (Academie de Peinture), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1695*Robert Southwell English poet, hanged for becoming a Catholic priest.Ref: 5
1727*Francesco Gasparini composer, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1731*Frederik Ruysch Dutch anatomist, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1750*Pietro Filippo Scarlotti composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1770*Christopher Snider 11, Boston, becomes first martyr of US Revolution.Ref: 5
1788*Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1797 Baron Munchhausen, German story-teller; his tales became "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen", dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1806*James Barry, Irish painter, dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1816*Adam Ferguson, Scottish historian and philopsopher (Principals of Moral and Political Science), dies at age 92.Ref: 70
1822*Johann Ignaz Walter composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1824*John Davy composer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1827*Charles Willson Peale artist: portrait painter, primarily of colonial and American Revolutionary War figures; dies at age 86.Ref: 4
1829*Adam A earl von Neipperg Austrian General, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1832*Johann Wolfgang von Goethe poet, Weimar, Germany.Ref: 5
1836*John Clarke-Whitfeld composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1838*Friedrich Johann Eck composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1846*Carolus Antonius Fodor composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1846*Nikoli A Poveloi Russian writer/publisher, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1849*Alexander Ernst Fesca composer, dies at 28.Ref: 5
1875*Charles Lyell British geologist (Elements of Geology), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1875*Camille Corot, French landscape painter, dies at age 79.Ref: 70
1878*Franz Hunten composer, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1890*John Jacob Astor, the millionaire, diedRef: 62
1896*Thomas Hughes politican/author of Tom Brown's Schooldays, Brighton.Ref: 5
1898*Black postmaster lynched, his wife & 3 daughters shot in Lake City SC.Ref: 5
1900*Dan Rice, American clown, dies at age 77.Ref: 70
1903*Frederick William Farrar writer/dean (Canterbury 1895-1903), dies.Ref: 5
1903*Hugo Filipp Jakob Wolf, Austrian composer (Corregidor), dies at age 42.Ref: 5
1912*Richard Andree German geographer (Andree's Handatlas), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1913*Suarez Mexican vice President, assassinated in a military coup.Ref: 5
1913 Ferdinand Mongin de Saussure Swiss linguist, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1913*Francisco Indalecio Madero Mexican President, assassinated in military coup at 39.Ref: 5
1925*Georges/Joris Helleputte Belgian Catholic minister, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1925*Nina David [Mrs Radcliffe N Salomon], poet/author, dies.Ref: 5
1925*Thomas C Allbutt English physiologist, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1930*Godfried van Daalen Dutch General/governor of Atjeh, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1934*Willem Kes violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1936*Johan M Skjoldborg Danish writer (Dynaes Digte), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1942*Stefan Zweig, Austrian poet/essayist/dramatist (Beware of Pity), dies in Petropolis, Brazil.Ref: 68
1943 Christoph Probst German resistance fighter (That Weisse Rose), dies.Ref: 5
1943 Hans Scholl German resistance fighter (White Rose), beheaded at 24.Ref: 5
1943 Sophie Scholl German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose), beheaded.Ref: 5
1945*Alex Tolstoy, author of "Peter the Great" dies.Ref: 68
1948*Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die.Ref: 5
1949*Russell Porter actor (Betsy, Hanna's War, British Empire), dies.Ref: 5
1956*Paul Léautaud [Maurice Boissard], French writer (Petit ami), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1957*Harry Sothern actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1959*Helen Parrish actress (Hour Glass), dies of cancer at 36.Ref: 5
1960*Hubert Cuypers composer/choir conductor (Missa Populi), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1961 George de las Cuevas Bustillo y Teheran Chilean marquis, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1964*Edie Martin actor (Titfield Thunderbolt), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1965*(US Supreme Court Justice) Felix Frankfurter, American legal scholar and U.S. Supreme Court associate justice (1939-62), dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1966*Paul de Keyser Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1967*Joe Forte actor (Horwitz-Life With Luigi), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1967 Fritz Erler German politician (SDP), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1968*Peter Arno (Curtis Arnoux Peters), New York City NY, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1968*Omer CFL Tulippe Belgian geographer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1971*Barry Macollum actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1971*Matt McHugh actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1971*Rudolf Mauersberger composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1972*Walter Sande actor (Adventures of Tugboat Annie), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1973*Elizabeth Bowen Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in London at 72.Ref: 5
1973*Katina Paxinou actress (For Whom the Bell Tolls, Zita), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1973*Israeli fighter planes shoot down a civilian Libyan Arab Airlines Boeing 727 killing 108.Ref: 5
1973*Winthrop Rockefeller, American philanthropist and governor of Arkansas (1967-71), dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1976*Angela Baddeley actress (Mrs Kate Bridges-Upstairs, Downstairs), dies from pneumonia at 71.Ref: 5
1976*Florence Ballard rocker (Supremes), dies in Detroit MI of a heart attack at age 32. (TWA, 1977)Ref: 95
1976*Michael Polany Hungarians/English chemist/sociologist, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1977*Edith Barrett actress (Molly & Me, Ghost Ship), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1978*Ilka Chase actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1978*2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly TN.Ref: 5
1978*Phyllis McGinley, Pulitzer prize-winning poet: Times Three: Selected Verses from Three Decades [1961]; The Horse Who Lived Upstairs, Sugar and Spice, Saint-Watching, Sixpence in her Shoe; dies at age 72.Ref: 4
1980*Alfred Andersch German writer (Red Head), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1980*Oskar Kokoschka Austria/British painter/graphic artist, dies at 93.Ref: 5
1980*Richard Kallman actor (Verboten, Hell Canyon Outlaws), dies at 46.Ref: 5
1981*‘Handy’ Andy (Andrew Aird) High baseball: Brooklyn Robins, Boston Braves, SL Cardinals [World Series: 1928, 1930, 1931], Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies; dies.Ref: 4
1982*Murray "the K" Kaufman NYC DJ (The 5th Beatle), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1983*Christina E "Christine" Auwen singer/wife of John Kelly, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1983*Romain Maes Belgian bicyclist (Tour de France 1935), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1983 Hindus kill 3000 Moslems in Assam, India.Ref: 5
1984*David spent most of his life in a plastic bubble, dies at 12.Ref: 5
1985*Alexander Scourby actor (Victory at Sea, Ransom), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1985*Efrem A Zimbalist Russian/US composer/violinist, dies at 95.Ref: 5
1987*Pop artist Andy Warhol dies in a NY City hospital from complications following gall bladder surgery at age 58.Ref: 70
1987*Glenway Wescott US writer (Apartment in Athens), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1987*David Susskind Emmy Award-winning producer: The Ages of Man [1966], Death of a Salesman [w/Daniel Melnick, 1967], executive producer: Eleanor and Franklin-ABC Theatre [1976], Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years-ABC Theatre [1977]; Kraft Television Theatre, Good Company; TV host: Open End, The David Susskind Show; died Feb 22, 1987Ref: 4
1989*Joan (Joanne) Woodbury actress: The Time Travelers, Northwest Trail, Song of the Gringo, Bulldog Courage; dies.Ref: 4
1990*Stephen Burns actor (Casey's Shadow), dies.Ref: 5
1993*Jean Lecanuet French UDF-presidential candidate, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1993 Pieter A H Bos Dutch lawyer/procureur-General (Aruba), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1994*"Papa" John Creach US jazz musician (Papa Blues), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1995*Ed Flanders Emmy Award-winning actor: Dr Westphall-St. Elsewhere [1982-83]; A Moon for the Misgotten, True Confessions, Bye Bye Love, Eleanor and Franklin, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper; commits suicide at age 60.Ref: 4
1995*Elfi Althoff-Jacobi Austrian circus director, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1995*Lembarek Boumaarafi Algerian murderer of President Boudiaf, dies.Ref: 5
1995 Algiers police kill at least 99 prison rioters.Ref: 5
1995*Emmanuel Roblès, Algerian-French journalist, novelist and playwright, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1996*Helmut Schoen soccer coach, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1996 Niall MacDermott lawyer/politician, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1997*Austin Andrew Wright sculptor, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1997*Frank Launder director/scriptwriter, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1998*Grandpa [Louis Marshall] Jones country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1998*Abraham A. Ribicoff, the former Connecticut governor and senator who served as President Kennedy's secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, dies in Riverdale, N.Y., at age 87.Ref: 70
1998 Jose Maria de Areilza Spanish minister of foreign affairs (1975-76), dies.Ref: 5
1998*Sandy Hume correspondent (Fox News), commits suicide at 28Ref: 5
2002*Chuck Jones cartoonist: The Road Runner, Pepe Le Pew, Wiley Coyote; dies.Ref: 4
2002 The Angolan army and government announced the killing of UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi.Ref: 70

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