Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
March 24th

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1208*King John of England opposes Innocent III on his nomination for archbishop of Canterbury.Ref: 2
1545 German Parliament opens in Worms.Ref: 5
1603*Scottish king James VI becomes King James I of England, unifying Scotland & England.Ref: 5
1629*First game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia.Ref: 5
1663*Charles II of England awards lands known as Carolina in North America to eight members of the nobility who assisted in his restoration.Ref: 2
1664*In London, Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island.Ref: 2
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Corwin and Hathorne examine Rebecca Nurse.Ref: 20
1720*The banking houses of Paris close in the wake of financial crisis.Ref: 2
1734*Netherlands' William K H Friso marries princess Anne of Hanover.Ref: 5
1765*Britain passes the Quartering Act, requiring the colonies to house 10,000 British troops in public and private buildings.Ref: 2
1801*Aleksandr P Romanov becomes emperor of Russia.Ref: 5
1803*Greene County, named after the Revolutionary War General Nathaniel Greene, is established by the action of the First General Assembly of the State of Ohio, to become effective 5/1/1803.Ref: 55
1817*John Smith introduces a bill to the Ohio State Senate to incorporate Xenia as a town.Ref: 55
1818*American statesman Henry Clay wrote: 'All religions united with government are more or less inimical to liberty. All separated from government are compatible with liberty.'.Ref: 5
1828*Philadelphia & Columbia Railway (1st state owned) authorized.Ref: 5
1832*Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio.Ref: 5
1837*Canada gives blacks the right to vote.Ref: 5
1855*Manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston KS.Ref: 5
1860*Clipper Andrew Jackson arrives in San Francisco, 89 days out of New York.Ref: 5
1862*Abolitionist Wendell Phillips speaks to a crowd about emancipation in Cincinnati, Ohio and is pelted by eggs.Ref: 2
1868 Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms.Ref: 5
1880*Tobacco Growers' Mutual Insurance Company incorporates in Connecticut.Ref: 5
1883*Long-distance telephone service is inaugurated between Chicago and New York.Ref: 5
1887*Oscar Straus appointed first Jewish ambassador from US (to Turkey).Ref: 5
1898*First US automobile sold.Ref: 5
1900*Andrew Carnegie incorporates Carnegie Steel.Ref: 3
1900*Mayor Van Wyck of New York breaks ground for the New York subway tunnel that will link Manhattan and Brooklyn.Ref: 2
1906*"Census of the British Empire" shows England rules 1/5 of the world.Ref: 5
1909*(Shipp) Chief Justice Fuller announces the Court's decision in United States vs. Shipp et al. The Court concludes "it is absurd to contend" that Shipp "did not know a lynching would probably be attempted on the 19th," that he "acquiesed" in the lynching, and that he demonstrated "utter disregard for this court's mandate." The Court found Shipp, the jailer, and four members of the lynch mob guilty. The other defendants were found not guilty. The Court ordered U. S. marshals to arrest Shipp and the other convicted persons and to bring them to Washington for sentencing.Ref: 87
1910*83ºF highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March.Ref: 5
1920*First US coast guard air station established (Morehead City NC).Ref: 5
1924 Greece becomes a republic.Ref: 5
1926 The Beehive in the Hague opens first escalator in Netherlands.Ref: 5
1927 Dutch first Chamber condemns Belgian & Netherlands' Wielingen Treaty.Ref: 5
1933*German Parliament passes Enabling Act giving Hitler dictatorial powers.Ref: 35
1933 Peter I Island incorporated as a Norwegian dependency.Ref: 5
1934*President Roosevelt signs a bill granting future independence to the Philippines.Ref: 5
1938*The United States asks that all powers help refugees fleeing from the Nazis.Ref: 2
1942*The start of deportation of Slovak Jews to Auschwitz.Ref: 35
1944*The Zionist Relief and Rescue Committee proposes to Dieter Wisliceng, an aide of Eichmann, a US$2 million ransom with US$200,000 down payment to guarantee that Hungarian Jews would not be deported or forced into ghettos.Ref: 2
1947*Congress proposes the limitation of the presidency to two terms.Ref: 2
1947*John D Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN.Ref: 5
1952*Great demonstrations against apartheid in South-Africa.Ref: 5
1953*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1954*Great Britain opens trade talks with Hungary.Ref: 2
1955 First seagoing oil drill rig placed in service.Ref: 5
1959*Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact.Ref: 5
1964*Kennedy half-dollar issued.Ref: 5
1965*The Freedom Marchers, citizens for civil rights, reach Montgomery, Alabama.Ref: 2
1966*Selective Service announces college deferments based on performance.Ref: 5
1967*University of Michigan holds first "Teach-in" after bombing of North Vietnam.Ref: 5
1972*Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.Ref: 5
1976*The president of Argentina, Isabel Peron, was deposed by her country's military.Ref: 5
1981 Colombia drops diplomatic relations with Cuba.Ref: 5
1982*US sub Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia.Ref: 5
1982*Five congregations in the eastern San Francisco Bay area became the first to declare themselves publicly as sanctuary churches, in an effort to help refugees from Central America establish themselves in the U.S. during political and military unrest in their native countries.Ref: 5
1984*Burglars steal $22 million from Brinks vault in Rome.Ref: 10
1985 Thousands demonstrate in Madrid against the NATO presence in Spain.Ref: 2
1986*Suriname army Captain Etienne Boerenveen arrested for cocaine smuggling.Ref: 5
1987*A 3,100-ton pile of rotting garbage left Islip, New York looking for a landfill willing to take all of its stinking contents. It was later submerged at sea.Ref: 4
1988*Former national security aides Oliver L. North and John M. Poindexter and businessmen Richard V. Secord and Albert Hakim pleaded innocent to Iran-Contra charges.Ref: 70
1989*At four minutes past midnight, the Exxon Valdez, a 987-foot supertanker loaded with 1,264,155 barrels of North Slope crude oil, ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. 11.2 million gallons of oil spilled into the sea, mucking up nearly five hundred miles of shoreline.Ref: 4
1991*In liberated Kuwait, banks reopen.Ref: 5
1992*Microsoft and Fox Software announce their merger. 
1993*Ezer Weizman elected President of Israel.Ref: 5
1994*Robert F Kennedy Jr divorces Emily Black.Ref: 5
1994*President Clinton holds a news conference in which he acknowledges he had significantly overstated the loss in his Whitewater land investment and promised to release late 1970s tax returns to answer questions on the land deal. (XDG, p 4A, 3/24/2004)Ref: 83
1995*The House of Representatives passed a welfare reform package calling for the most profound changes in social programs since the New Deal.Ref: 70
1996*MTA raises NYC bridge tolls to $3.50 each way.Ref: 5
1997*Australian parliament overturns world's first & only euthanasia lawRef: 5
1999*Wireless Markup Language (WML) Specification Version 1.1 is ased. WML is a markup language based on XML and is designed to cope with the constraints of small narrowband devices (cellular phones, pages, palmtop computers). These constraints include: (a) small display and limited user input facilities; (b) narrowband network connection; (c) limited memory and computational resources. WML offers: support for a variety of text and image formatting and layout commands; Hypercard style interface metaphor (all information in WML is organised into a collection of cards and decks); Inter-card navigation and linking; string parameterization and state management. memory and computational resources. WML offers: support for aRef: 75
2000*A federal judge awarded former hostage Terry Anderson $ 341 million from Iran, holding Iranian agents responsible for Anderson's nearly seven years of captivity in Lebanon.Ref: 6
1882*German scientist Robert Koch announces in Berlin that he had discovered the bacillus responsible for tuberculosis.Ref: 70
1930*Planet Pluto named.Ref: 5
1965*US Ranger 9 strikes Moon, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of crater Alphonsus.Ref: 5
1979*Columbia flown on aircraft carrier lands at Kennedy Space Center.Ref: 5
1981*RCA put its Selectravision laser disc players on the market. Soon, the product was called “the Edsel of the entertainment field.” The units cost $500 and the videodisks about $15 each. The combination failed to catch the consumer’s fancy.Ref: 4
1992*First Belgian in the space, Dirk Frimout on Atlantis Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space.Ref: 5
1996*NASA astronaut Shannon Lucid transferred from the space shuttle "Atlantis" to the Russian space station "Mir," beginning a five-month stay.Ref: 6
1379 End of Gelderse war.Ref: 5
1550*France & England sign Peace of Boulogne.Ref: 5
1645 Battle at Jankov Bohemia: Sweden beats Roman Catholic emperor Ferdinand III.Ref: 5
1797*Battle of Santa Cruz in Tenerife, Canary Islands; Capt. Horatio Nelson loses right arm.Ref: 10
1848 State of siege proclaimed in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1860 Treaty of Turin cedes Nice and Savoy to France by Sardinia.Ref: 10
1904*Vice Admiral Togo sinks seven Russian ships as the Japanese strengthen their blockade of Port Arthur.Ref: 2
1916*Sussex, French cross-channel steamer, with many Americans aboard, sunk by submarine off Dieppe. No Americans lost.Ref: 38
1927 Chinese Communists seize Nanking and break with Chiang Kai-shek over the Nationalist goals.Ref: 2
1941*Yugoslavia signs on to the Tripartite Pact with the Axis powers. 
1941*British troops defeat British Somalia.Ref: 5
1941*German troops occupy El Agheila Libya.Ref: 5
1942*Admiral Chester Nimitz is appointed as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific theater. 
1944*76 Allied officers escape Stalag Luft 3 (Great Escape).Ref: 5
1944*President Roosevelt issues a statement condemning German and Japanese ongoing "crimes against humanity."Ref: 35
1944*The Gestapo rounds up over 300 innocent Italians in Rome and shoots them to death, in reprisal for a bomb attack that killed 33 German policemen.Ref: 2
1944*811 British bombers attack Berlin.Ref: 5
1945*General Eisenhower, Montgomery & Bradley discuss advance in Germany.Ref: 5
1945*Largest one-day airborne drop, 600 transports & 1300 gliders.Ref: 5
1945*Operation Varsity: British, US & Canadian airborne landings East of Rhine.Ref: 5
1945*US minesweepers reach Kerama Retto, South coast of Okinawa.Ref: 5
1951*General Douglas MacArthur threatens the Chinese with an extension of the Korean War if the proposed truce is not accepted.Ref: 2
1955*British Army patrols withdraw from Belfast after 20 years.Ref: 5
1967*Viet Cong ambush a truck convoy in South Vietnam damaging 82 of the 121 trucks.Ref: 2
1986*US & Libya clash in Gulf of Sidra.Ref: 5
1990 Indian troops leave Sri Lanka.Ref: 5
1991*General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the American commander of Operation Desert Storm, told reporters in Saudi Arabia the United States was closer to establishing a permanent military headquarters on Arab soil. In liberated Kuwait, banks reopened for the first time since Iraqi troops had shut them down the previous December.Ref: 6
1999 NATO launched airstrikes against Yugoslavia the first time in its 50-year existence the alliance had attacked a sovereign country.Ref: 70
2003*Heavy sandstorms slow the US advance, but troops still reach within 50 miles of Baghdad. (XDG, p 5A, 4/21/2003)Ref: 83
2003*Iraqi state television shows two men said to have been the US crew of an Apache helicopter forced down during heavy fighting in central Iraq. (Chief Warrant Officer David Williams and Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D Young Jr spent three weeks in captivity before they were released, along with five other POWs.) (XDG, p 4A, 3/24/2004)Ref: 83
1877 University boat race between Oxford & Cambridge ends in a dead heat.Ref: 5
1913*Netherlands soccer team's first victory over England.Ref: 5
1922*Grand National at Aintree sees only 3 horses out of 32 starters finish.Ref: 5
1927*Cuban chess champion, Jose Capablanca wins 33-day Grand Chess Tournie.Ref: 5
1930*Rÿnsburgse Boys soccer team forms.Ref: 5
1933*Babe Ruth takes a $23,000 pay cut which is indicative of the depression era.Ref: 1
1936*Paul Dean signs for $10,000 with the Cardinals.Ref: 1
1936*Red Wings beat Montréal Maroons in 16 minutes & 30 seconds of 6th period Stanley Cup game lasts 9 periods (176 minutes), ends 1-0.Ref: 5
1941*(Long Island) Long Island University beats Ohio University 56-42 for NIT basketball championship.Ref: 5
1947*During a four-hour hearing with Commissioner Chandler at the Sarasota Terrace Hotel, Leo Durocher admits to playing occassional card games for money with Kirby Higbe.Ref: 1
1950*Gracie de Moss wins LPGA Pro-Ladies Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1950 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Yvonne C Sherman.Ref: 5
1950 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Richard Button.Ref: 5
1961*New York Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows.Ref: 5
1962*Benny Paret, KO'd in a welterweight title, he dies 10 days later.Ref: 5
1962*24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cincinnati beats Ohio State 71-59.Ref: 5
1968*Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1969*UCLA defeated Purdue 92-72 to win the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball championship. The Bruins were the first team to win three consecutive championships -- all under legendary head coach John Wooden. UCLA went on to dominate the college basketball title through the 1973 season.Ref: 4
1973 Harley Race beats Dory Funk Jr in Kansas City, to become NWA champion.Ref: 5
1973*Immaculata beats Queens College, 59-52 to win AIAW Basketball title.Ref: 5
1973*San Francisco 49er president Lou Spadia proposes NFL expand to 30 teams.Ref: 5
1973*Professional track debuted with Kip Keino defeating Jim Ryun in the mile run at the International Track Association meet held in Los Angeles, CA.Ref: 4
1974*36th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina State beats Marquette 76-64; this ends UCLA's 7 year reign as NCAA basketball champions.Ref: 5
1975*Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 in Cleveland OH to retain the heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1979*10 rebounds & 10 assists, as the Spartans cruise to a 101-67 by University of Pennsylvania; Michigan State's Earvin "Magic" Johnson registers triple-double 29 points.Ref: 5
1980*42nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats UCLA 59-54.Ref: 5
1981*The New York Knicks retire Dave DeBusschere's uniform no. 22.Ref: 31
1982*The Dodgers automatically renew Fernando Valenzuela's contract when he ends his three week holdout, but the portly left handed refuses to sign it.Ref: 1
1984*The Tigers trade utility player John Wockenfuss and outfielder Glenn Wilson to the Phillies for relief pitcher Willie Hernandez and first baseman Dave Bergman.Ref: 1
1984 Andrea Schöne skates ladies world record 5 km (7 :4.52).Ref: 5
1984 Igor Malkov skates world record 10 km (14 :1.51).Ref: 5
1984*IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics.Ref: 5
1985*Jan Stephenson wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1988*Quarterback Dan Fouts retires.Ref: 5
1990 Tom Hunter swims world record 50 meter freestyle (21.81 seconds).Ref: 5
1991*Barcelona Dragons beat New York/New Jersey Knights 19-7 in their first WLAF game.Ref: 5
1991*Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1991*New York Yankees beat New York Mets, 9-3.Ref: 5
1991 Wrestlemania VII in Los Angeles, Hulk Hogan pins Sergeant Slaughter for championship.Ref: 5
1996*Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
2001*During an exhibition game against the Giants, Diamondback hurler Randy Johnson's fastball hits and instantly kills a dove flying in front of home plate. The bird appears to explode as the National League Cy Young winner's pitch sends it over catcher Rod Barajas' head.Ref: 1
1721*In Germany, the supremely talented Johann Sebastian Bach publishes the Six Brandenburg Concertos.Ref: 2
1792*Benjamin West became the first American artist to be selected president of the Royal Academy of London.Ref: 4
1890*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" (BG).Ref: 5
1911*Hermann Jadlowker became the first opera singer to perform two major roles in the same day at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.Ref: 4
1913*Palace Theater opens at 1564 Broadway NYC.Ref: 5
1930*First religious services telecast in US (W2XBS, New York NY).Ref: 5
1932*Belle Baker hosted a radio variety show from a moving train ... a first for radio broadcasting. The program originated from a Baltimore and Ohio train that chugged its way around the New York area. The broadcast was heard on WABC in New York City.Ref: 4
1935 After a year as a local show from New York City, Major Bowes’ Original Amateur Hour was heard on the entire NBC radio network. The show stayed on the air for 17 years. Later, Ted Mack took over for Bowes and made the move from radio to television.Ref: 4
1937*National Gallery of Art established by Congress.Ref: 5
1940*Dr. Samuel Cavert of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America officiated at a Protestant Easter service in New York City. It was the first religious program to be broadcast over television, and was carried by local NBC affiliate TV station W2XBS, in NYC.Ref: 5
1941*Richard Wright & Paul Green's "Native Son" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1941*Glenn Miller began work on his first motion picture for 20th Century Fox. The film was Sun Valley Serenade.Ref: 4
1943 Japanese wartime animated feature "Momotaro's Sea Eagles" debuted.Ref: 73
1948 The Voice of Firestone was the first commercial radio program to be carried simultaneously on both AM and FM radio stations.Ref: 4
1949*21st Academy Awards: "Hamlet", Laurence Olivier & Jane Wyman win.Ref: 5
1949*Walter & John Huston become first father-and-son team to win Oscars (actor & director of "Treasure of Sierra Madre").Ref: 5
1955*The Tennessee Williams play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opens on Broadway.Ref: 4
1956 Sammy Davis, Jr. starred in the play, Mr. Wonderful, in New York City. The critics were unkind, saying that they didn’t care for the production. Audiences, however, gave it ‘thumbs up’ and the show went on to be one of Broadway’s more popular musicals -- catapulting Davis into the limelight. His father had already launched him into the vaudeville spotlight when Sammy was just three years old. By the time he was Mr. Wonderful, Sammy Davis, Jr. had played vaudeville and the nightclub circuit singing and dancing his way to the top over a twenty-eight-year period. He entertained us for sixty-two years!Ref: 4
1956*Perry Como became the first major TV variety-show host to book a rock and roll act on his program. The ‘Incomparable Mr. C.’ booked Carl Perkins for the show and Perkins sang Blue Suede Shoes.Ref: 4
1958*Elvis Presley reported to local draft board 86 in Memphis, TN. He became US 53310761. Oddly, since Elvis was now ‘government property’ serving his time in the Army, Uncle Sam stood to lose an estimated $500,000 in lost taxes each year that Private Presley was in the Army.Ref: 4
1960*A U.S. appeals court ruled that the novel, "Lady Chatterly’s Lover", was not obscene and could be sent through the mail.Ref: 4
1962*The play, I Can Get It For You Wholesale, opened on Broadway. It featured a 19-year-old named Barbra Streisand. She stopped the show at the famed Shubert Theatre in New York City. Streisand starred as Miss Marmelstein. Audiences kept coming back for more of Barbra for 300 performances.Ref: 4
1962*Mick Jagger & Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue & Blue Boys.Ref: 5
1970*Dutch cartoonist Frans Piët ends "Sjors & Sjimmie" strip.Ref: 5
1970 $280,000 paid by Wilkes-Barre stamp collector for one of a kind one-cent 1856 magenta of Guiana.Ref: 10
1977*Comedienne Lily Tomlin made her debut on Broadway as Appearing Nightly opened in New York.Ref: 4
1978*Wings release "With a Little Luck".Ref: 5
1979*"Ballroom" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 116 performances.Ref: 5
1980*ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline".Ref: 5
1980*Pink Floyd started a 4-week run in the #1 slot on the pop charts with their smash, Another Brick in the Wall. When the boys popped open their gold record and threw it on the stereo, they heard Flowers on the Wall by the Statler Brothers. Legend has it that they ordered a pizza and played it over and over for hours (the record, not the pizza).Ref: 4
1980*Capitol Records released some rare Beatles tracks. Included in the album were stereo versions of Penny Lane and She Loves You, sung by the group in German, under the title, Sie Liebt Dich. Also included was a German version of I Want to Hold Your Hand or, in the Teutonic tongue, Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand.Ref: 4
1985*Clara Peller, the lady who said, “Where’s the Beef?” in those Wendy’s hamburger ads, said, “Where’s my final paycheck?” She ended her relationship with Dave Thomas and company when she found the beef for a spaghetti sauce company. The hamburger chain said it made her “lose credibility.”Ref: 4
1985*Golden Raspberry Awards presented to parody Oscar Awards (Bolero wins).Ref: 5
1985*Actress Jacqueline Bisset made her television debut in Forbidden, a Home Box Office (HBO) presentation. Her second TV role came just two nights later in the CBS-TV adaptation of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina.Ref: 4
1986*58th Academy Awards: "Out of Africa", William Hurt & Geraldine Page win.Ref: 5
1986*NASA publishes "Strategy for Safely Returning the Space Shuttle to Flight Status".Ref: 5
1987*First Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win.Ref: 5
1988*"Gospel at Colonus" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 61 performances.Ref: 5
1989*Mary Martin in "Peter Pan", first time seen on TV since 1973.Ref: 5
1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago.Ref: 5
1991*11th Golden Raspberry Awards: Ford Fairlane & Ghosts Can't Do It win.Ref: 5
1992*"Jake's Women" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 245 performances.Ref: 5
1994*"Carousel" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 322 performances.Ref: 5
1994*"Song of Jacob Zulu" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 53 performances.Ref: 5
1996*16th Golden Raspberry Awards: Showgirls wins.Ref: 5
1996*Eastenders star Michael French is reported to be a homosexual.Ref: 5
1997*69th Academy Awards: "The English Patient", Tom Cruise & Frances McDormand win.Ref: 5
2002*Halle Berry ("Monster's Ball") became the first black actress to win an Oscar for a leading role, while Denzel Washington ("Training Day") became the second black to win best actor.Ref: 70
1188*Ferrand of Portugal earl of Flanders/son of Sancho I, is born.Ref: 5
1441 Ernst I elector of Saxon (1464-86), is born.Ref: 5
1494*Georgius Agricola Germany, mineralogist (De Re Metallica), is born.Ref: 5
1607*Michiel A de Ruyter Dutch Rear Admiral (St Vincent, Dune), is born.Ref: 5
1630*José Saenz d'Aguirre Spanish cardinal, is born.Ref: 5
1703*José F de Isla [Francisco de Salazar], Spanish Jesuit/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1714*Carlo Giovanni Testori composer, is born.Ref: 5
1732*Gian Francesco de Majo composer, is born.Ref: 5
1740*John Antes composer, is born.Ref: 5
1749*Bernard Jumentier composer, is born.Ref: 5
1755*Rufus King framer of US constitution/(Senator-F), is born.Ref: 5
1762*Marcos Antonio da Fonseca Portugal, opera composer (Portogallo), is born.Ref: 5
1797*Antonio Rosmini-Serbati philosopher/founder (Institute of Charity), is born.Ref: 5
1802 Jacob van Lennep attorney/Dutch MP, is born.Ref: 5
1809*Joseph Liouville St Omer Pas-de-Calais France, discover of transcendental numbers, is born.Ref: 5
1814*Galen Clark US, naturalist, discovered Mariposa Grove, is born.Ref: 5
1817*Aime Maillart composer, is born.Ref: 5
1821*[George] Hector Tyndale Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), is born.Ref: 5
1821*Elisa Felix [Rachel] tragedienne, is born.Ref: 5
1823*Thos.Spencer Baynes, English editor of 9th edition of Encyclopedia Britannica, is born.Ref: 70
1834*John Wesley Powell US, geologist/explorer/ethnologist, is born.Ref: 5
1834*William Morris England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist, is born.Ref: 5
1835*Josef Stefan Austria, physicist (Stefan-Boltzmann law), is born.Ref: 5
1837*Philips Count of Flanders Belgium, is born.Ref: 5
1855*Industrialist, founder of the Mellon Bank, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury [1921-1932], U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, [1932-1933] Andrew William Mellon is born.Ref: 4
1855*Olive Schreiner South African writer (Portrait of a South African Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1866*Jack McAuliffe US lightweight boxing champion, hall of famer, is born.Ref: 5
1869*Émile Fabre France, playwright, administrator of Comédie Française, is born.Ref: 5
1871*Sir Ernest Rutherford nuclear scientist, is born.Ref: 5
1874*Harry Houdini [Erik Weisz] Budapest Hungary, magician/escape artist, is born.Ref: 68
1874*Luigi Einaudi economist/1st President of Italy (1948-55), is born.Ref: 5
1878*Top Naeff [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N-Naeff] Dutch writer, is born.Ref: 5
1883*James I Wedgwood, British theosophist/old-catholic bishop, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Gino Marinuzzi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Peter Debye Holland, physical chemist (Nobel 1936), is born.Ref: 5
1885*Charlie Daniels US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Edward Weston, American photographer, is born.Ref: 2
1887*Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle (Roscoe Conkling), Smith Center KS, actor (Keystone comedies), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Jameson Thomas London England, actor (Farmer's Wife), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Miguel Suriel Netherland Antillian writer (Muhé culpabel), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Annie "Charley" Toorop Dutch painter (3 Generations), is born.Ref: 5
1891*John Knittel writer, is born.Ref: 5
1893*George Sisler, baseball hall of fame 1st baseman (257 hits in 1920), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Sid Saylor, Chicago IL, actor (Wally-Waterfront), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Gianna Manzini writer, is born.Ref: 5
1897*Charles Eyck Dutch painter/sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1897*Wilhelm Reich Austrian-US psycho analysist (character analysis), is born.Ref: 5
1897 Lucia Chase is born.Ref: 10
1898*Dorothy Stratton organizer (SPARS-women's branch of US Coast Guard), is born.Ref: 5
1898 George Alpert railroad executiveRef: 5
1900*June [Algeria Junius] Clark musician trumpet, is born.Ref: 5
1901*Ub Iwerks, animator and designer of Mickey Mouse, born.Ref: 73
1902*Thomas E Dewey Ohio, first Catholic Presidential candidate 1944, 1948 (R), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Adolf Butenandt, biochemist, is born.Ref: 2
1903*Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel Chemistry - 1939), is born.Ref: 5
1903*John Patrick Sutton Ludlow actor (Agatha), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Malcolm Muggeridge English writer (Observer of Life), is born.Ref: 5
1905*André Christiaens Flemish writer (Unfindable Country), is born.Ref: 5
1906*John Cameron Swayze news correspondant, Timex spokesman, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Dwight Macdonald, US writer for New Yorker and Esquire, is born.Ref: 17
1907*Janet Harmon Bragg US pilot/columnist (Chicago Defender), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Lauris Norstad US General (NATO commander)/CEO (Owens-Corning Fiberglass), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Lucia Chase US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya writer, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Martin Kosleck [Nicolaie Yoshkin] Barkotzen Germany, actor (Pursuit to Algiers), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Clyde Barrow bank robber (of Bonnie & Clyde fame), is born.Ref: 68
1909*Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder English radio comic/actor (Phoenix), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Jacques Chailley composer, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Richard (Nicholas Peter) Conte, Jersey City NJ, actor (Four Just Men, 13 Rue Madeleine, Hotel, Jean Arthur Show), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Enrique Jordá San Sebastian Spain, conductor (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra 1970), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Herman W "Fritz" Liebert US OSSer/librarian (Yale curator), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Jane Beverly Drew architect, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Joseph Barbera, MGM cartoon director, animator (Hanna-Barbera), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Lilli Palmer Posen Germany, actress (Boys From Brazil, Sebastian), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Virginia Grey actress: The Rose Tattoo, Bachelor in Paradise, is born.Ref: 4
1918*Englebert van Anderlecht Belgian painter, is born.Ref: 5
1919*John J Duncan Jr (Representative-Republican-TN, 1965- ), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Lawrence Ferlinghetti author (Coney Island of the Mind), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Ross Martin (Martin Rosenblatt) actor: The Wild Wild West, Dying Room Only; is born.Ref: 4
1920*Gene Nelson [Berg], Seattle WA, actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Wilson Harris Guayanese author, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Dave Appell singer/musician/songwriter (In the Midnight Hour), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Dorothy Irene Height president (national council of negro women), is born.Ref: 5
1923 Edna Jo Hunter expert on military families & prisoners of war, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Murray Hamilton Washington NC, actor (Rich Man Poor Man), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Lois Andrews actress (Ganster, Rustlers, Desert Hawk), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Lorraine Gourley Los Angeles CA, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Norman Fell, Philadelphia PA, actor (Mr Roper-3's Company, The End, Graduate), is born.Ref: 17
1925*Duncan Wood TV director/producer, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Mai Zetterling Vaeras Sweden, actress (Hidden Agenda, Ringer), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Dario Fo Leggiuno Sangiano VA, playwright (Nobel-1997), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Janos Decsenyi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Martin Walser writer, is born.Ref: 5
1928*‘Easy’ Ed (Edward) Macauley, Basketball Hall of Famer: St. Louis Univ., St. Louis Bombers, Boston Celtics [all-star: 1951-57/1st NBA all-star game: MVP: 1951/NBA championship: 1958], St. Louis Hawks; coach: St. Louis Hawks, is born.Ref: 4
1928*Byron "Yanks" Janis McKeesport PA, pianist (NBC Symphony Orchestra), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Vanessa Brown (Smylla Brind), Vienna Austria, actress (My Favorite Husband), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Stephen Sondheim composer: Send in the Clowns, A Little Night Music; scores for West Side Story, Reds, Gypsy, Dick Tracy, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Kenneth Nelson Rocky Mount NC, actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Steve McQueen (Terence Steven), Slater MO, actor (Wanted, Dead or Alive, Blob, Bullitt), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Thelma Kalama US, 4 X 100 meter relay swimmer (Olympics-gold-1948), is born.Ref: 5
1932*William Smith Columbia MO, actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Hawaii Five-0), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Yuri Anatoyevich Ponomaryov Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 18 backup), is born.Ref: 5
1933*May Britt (Maybritt Wilkens) actress: The Young Lions, The Hunters, Murder, Inc., HauntsRef: 4
1933*David Harries composer, is born.Ref: 5
1934*William Smith biker, cowboy, actor: Eye of the Tiger, L.A. Vice, Maniac Cop, East L.A. Warriors, Emperor of the Bronx, Angels Die Hard, Platoon Leader, is born.Ref: 4
1935*Gene (Eugene George) Oliver baseball: SL Cardinals, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, is born.Ref: 4
1935*M. (Michael) Emmet Walsh actor: Relative Fear, The Mighty Quinn, Serpico, Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Fletch, Blade Runner, Reds, Ordinary People, East of Eden, Stiletto, Unsub, The Sandy Duncan Show, is born.Ref: 4
1935*Peter Bichsel writer, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Fredrick Kaufmamn composer, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Johnny Ferguson singer: Angela Jones, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Benjamin Luxon Redruth England, baritone (Owen Wingrave), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Billy Stewart US R&B singer (I Do Love You), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Erskine Sandiford premier (Barbados, 1987-94), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Bob (John Robert) Tillman baseball: catcher: Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees, Atlanta Braves, is born.Ref: 4
1938*Larry Wilson NFL back (Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Dick (Richard Clark) Ellsworth baseball: pitcher: Chicago Cubs [all-star: 1964], Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Dave Keon Hockey Hall of Famer: NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs [Rookie of the Year; 1961/Lady Byng Trophy: 1962, 1963/Stanley Cup playoff MVP: 1967], Hartford Whalers, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Bob Mackie Monterey Park CA, designer (Streisand, Cher), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Joseph H. Taylor, Jr., radio astronomer and physicist, is born.Ref: 2
1941*Bruno Ganz actor: The American Friend, Wings of Desire, The Last Days of Chez Nous, Children of Nature, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Bob Leiter hockey: NHL: Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, Atlanta Flames, is born.Ref: 4
1943*H Martin Lancaster (Representative-Democrat-NC), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Jesus (Maria Rojas) Alou baseball: SF Giants, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics (World Series: 1973, 1974), NY Mets, is born.Ref: 68
1943*Marika Kilius German Federal Republic, pairs ice skating-Franz Ningel/Hans Jurgen Baumler, (Olympics-silver-1960, 64), is born.Ref: 5
1943*George Benson singer: This Masquerade, On Broadway, Give Me the Night; session guitarist: CTI Records, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Denny McLain, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, 31 wins in 1968), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Patti Labelle singer (Phoenix, Tasty, Chameleon), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Lee Oskar Copenhagen Denmark, rock harmonicist (War-Why Can't We Be Friends), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Paul Williams climber, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Don Chaney basketball: Univ. of Houston, LA Lakers, Boston Celtics; coach: Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets [1991 Coach of the Year], is born.Ref: 4
1947*Alan Sugar English multi-millionaire/computer manufacturer (Amstrad), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Mike Kellie rock drummer (Spooky Tooth-It's All About), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Paul McCandless rocker (Torches on the Lake), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Pieter W Coetzer South African journalist/MP (NP), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Harry Vanda musician: guitar: group: The Easybeats: She’s So Fine, Wedding Ring, Sad and Lonely and Blue, Woman, Come and See Her, Friday on My Mind, Hello How are You, Good Times, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Randy Hobbs musician: bass: group: The McCoys: Hang on SloopyRef: 4
1949*Nick Lowe vocalist/producer (I Knew the Bride), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Steve Lang Montréal Canada, rock bassist (April Wine-Just Between You and Me), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Dougie Thompson rocker (Supertramp-Bloody Well Right), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Earl Williams, NBAer, is born.Ref: 5
1951*Kenneth S Reightler Jr Patuxent MD, Commander USN/astronaut (STS 48, 60), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Pat Bradley Westford MA, LPGA golfer (1981 US Women's Open), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Nicholas Campbell Toronto Canada, actor (Nick-The Insiders), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Comedian Louie Anderson is born.Ref: 63
1954*Donna Pescow Brooklyn, actress (Angie, Out of this World, Rainbow), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Irina Ratushinskaya Odessa Ukraine, dissident poet (Beyond the Limit), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Robert Carradine Los Angeles CA, actor (Slim-The Cowboys, Wavelength), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Lena Olin actress: Romeo is Bleeding, Havana, After the Rehearsal, is born.Ref: 4
1957*Scott J Horowitz Philadelphia PA, PhD/Captain USAF/astronaut (STS 75, 82), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Renaldo Nehemiah US, hurdler (110 meter at 12.93)/NFLer (San Francisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Matthew Modine actor: Fluke, Short Cuts, Married to the Mob, And the Band Played On, Pacific Heights, Full Metal Jacket, Mrs. Soffel, The Hotel New Hampshire, Birdy, Private School, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Kelly LeBrock New York NY, actress (Weird Science, Woman in Red), is born.Ref: 5
1961*James T Gallagher Jr Johnstown PA, PGA golfer (1990 Greater Milwaukee), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Penny Hammel Decatur IL, LPGA golfer (Jamie Farr Toledo-1985, 89), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Star Jones attorney/TV hostess (NBC, Inside Edition), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Raimond van der Gouw Dutch soccer goalie (Vitesse, Manchester), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Sammy Giammatva Houston TX, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Hans Schwaier West Germany, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Angela Zuckerman St Louis MO, speed skater (Olympics-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Ben Torriero WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Jeff Reese Brantford, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Marian Vajda Czechoslovakia, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1966*Penny Toler WNBA guard (Los Angeles Sparks), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Tatjana Patitz Hamburg German Federal Republic, model/actress (Rising Sun), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel Florida, tennis player (Virginia Slims of Arkansas 1987), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Richard Gillam Atlanta GA, pairs skater (& Erin Moorad), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Yoko Zetterlund San Francisco CA, volleyball setter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Lara Flynn Boyle Davenport IA, actress (The Practice, The Temp, Twin Peaks), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Marques Bragg NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Mike Vanderjagt CFL kicker (Toronto Argonauts), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Shannon Lemora Baton Rouge LA, 1.5k runner, is born.Ref: 5
1973*Atle Larsen WLAF kicker (Rhein Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Chip McCaw Chicago IL, volleyball setter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*David Moravec hockey forward (Team Czechoslovakia Olympics-gold-1998), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Josh Lakatos Pasadena CA, trap shooter (Olympics-silver-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Philippe Boucher St Apollinaire CA, NHL defense (Los Angeles Kings, Olympics-G-98), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Terry Killens linebacker (Tennessee Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Debbie Keller Winfield IL, soccer forward (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Julia Bikbova Kiev Ukraine, dance skater (& John Lee), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Danielle Garrett Camp Hill PA, soccer forward (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Olivia Burnette San Clemente CA, actress (Torkelsons), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Luke Edwards, Nevada City CA, actor (Newsie), is born.Ref: 5
809*Harun al-Rashid caliph of the Abbasid empire (786-809), dies at 44.Ref: 5
1400*Florens Radewijns Dutch priest/leader Modern Devotion, dies.Ref: 5
1455*Nicholas V [Tommaso Parentucelli] Italian Pope (1447-55), dies at 57.Ref: 69
1455*Rudolf van Diepholt bishop/cardinal of Utrecht (1448-55), dies.Ref: 5
1471*Sir Thomas Malory author (Le Morte d'Arthur), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1558*Anna van Buren countess of Egmond/Buren/Lingen, dies.Ref: 5
1603*Elizabeth I Tudor [Maiden Queen] UK queen (1558-1603), dies at age 69.Ref: 5
1631*Philipp Dulichius composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1635*Jacques Callot French cartoonist/engraver, dies at about 42.Ref: 5
1644*Cecilia Renata arch duchess of Austria, dies.Ref: 5
1654*Samuel Scheidt German composer (Concertus sacri), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1661*William Leddra, last Quaker, hanged in Boston.Ref: 5
1755*Theodor Christleib Reinhold composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1773 Lord Chesterfield dies.Ref: 10
1823 Cornelis van Foreest Dutch mayor (Alkmaar), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1825*Giovanni Domenico Perotti composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1838*Thomas Attwood composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1842*Stendhal [Marie-H Beyle] French writer (The Love), buried at 59.Ref: 5
1866 Maria Amalia of Bourbon-Sicily, wife of Louis Filips of Austria, dies.Ref: 5
1877*Walter Bagehot English economist/critic/banker, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1878*Albin Masek composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1878*British frigate Eurydice sunk; 300 lost.Ref: 5
1881 Friedrich Hecker German revolutionary republic politician, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1882*Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet: The Song of Hiawatha, Paul Revere’s Ride, The Wreck of the Hesperus, dies in Cambridge MA at age 75.Ref: 5
1894*Robert Prescott Stewart composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1894*37 miners killed at Franklin WA.Ref: 5
1900*Last wild passenger pigeon killed by small boy with BB gun in Ohio.Ref: 10
1903*John M. Synge, Irish poetic dramatist, dies at age 38.Ref: 70
1905*Jules Verne, French novelist, one of the first writers of science fiction (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea), dies at age 77.Ref: 2
1909*John Millington Synge Irish dramatist/playwright/poet, dies at age 37.Ref: 5
1911*Matthew Stanley Robison president (Cardinals), dies.Ref: 5
1916*Enrique y Campina Granados Sp opera composer (Goyescas), drowns at 48.Ref: 5
1918*‘Professor’ Mike (Michael) Donovan International Boxing Hall of Famer: middleweight boxing champ [1878-1883]; boxing teacher: U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was a pupil; dies, is born.Ref: 4
1918*Theophile Ysaye composer, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1921*Deodat de Severac composer, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1937*Léopold Courouble, Belgian writer (Pauline Flatbread), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1937*Bus blew a tire, going out of control, killing 18 (Salem IL).Ref: 5
1945*J S Nicklin Lieutenant-Colonel/Canada's first parachutist, dies.Ref: 5
1945*Thomas Rennie General-Major (Dutch command 51st Highland Division), dies.Ref: 5
1946*Alexander A Aljechin world chess champion (1927-35, 37-46), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1946*Gustaf Heintze composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1950*Harold Laski, English political scientist, educator and writer, dies at age 56.Ref: 70
1953*Felix M Abel French dominican/biblical scholar, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1953*Mary [Victoria of Teck] queen of Great Britain/North-Ireland, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1960*Paul Joostens Flemish painter, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1962*Auguste Picard, Swiss-bn. Belgian physicist, balloonist, deep sea diver, dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1964*Peter Lorre Hungarian/US actor (Maltese Falcon, Raven), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1967*Marc Lavry composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1968*Howard Petrie actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1968 Lauwrens Voorthuyzen Dutch sect leader, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1968*Lauwrens Voorthuyzen Dutch sect leader, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1969*Joseph Kasavubu President of Congo (1960-65), dies at about 55.Ref: 5
1971*Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect/designer, dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1974*Yoshida Isoya Japanese architect (modern sukiya style), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1974*Doris Deane dies at 74.Ref: 5
1975*Muriel Hutchinson actor (Another Thin Man), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1975*Oscar Rasbach composer, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1976*Field Marshal Bernard (Law) ‘Monty’ Montgomery British Army commander of ground forces at Normandy landing [1944]; British Eighth Army; dies at age 88Ref: 4
1976*Nelson Case TV host (Trash or Treasure), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1977*Saburo Moroi composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1978*Brackett Hamilton Leigh [Douglass], author (Ginger Star), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1979*Yvonne Mitchell writer, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1980*El Salvador's leading human rights activist, Archbishop Oscar Romero, 62, was assassinated by a sniper while saying mass in a hospital chapel.Ref: 5
1982*Ace Goodman Kansas City MO, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1984*Sam Jaffe actor (Dr Zorba-Ben Casey), dies of cancer at 93.Ref: 5
1986*Sarah Cunningham actress (Nurse Andrews-Trapper John MD), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1990*Shanghai-born An Wang, founder of Wang Laboratories, dies at age 70 from cancer. He had immigrated to the U.S. and later attended Harvard University, where he earned a Ph.D. In 1948, he invented the magnetic memory core, laying the foundation for all computer memory until the invention of the microchip.Ref: 68
1990*Alice Sapritch actress (European Vacation), dies.Ref: 5
1990*Ray Goulding comedian (Bob & Ray), dies from kidney failure at 68.Ref: 5
1990*Rene Enriquez actor (Hill St Blues), dies from pancreatic cancer at 56.Ref: 5
1992*Sudanese Boeing 707 crashes on mountain Hymettos at Athens; 5-6 die.Ref: 5
1993*John (Richard) Hersey author: A Bell for Adano, Hiroshima; dies at age 78.Ref: 4
1993*Erik Andriesse Dutch painter (skulls, skeletons), dies at 35.Ref: 5
1993*John Hersey Pulitzer prize author (Hiroshima), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1993*Peter Roovers Dutch sculptor/teacher (war monuments), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1993*Taylor Reed actor (Easy Money), dies of heart attack at 60.Ref: 5
1994*An F-16 collides with C-130 Hercules above AFB in North Carolina, 120 die.Ref: 5
1994*Edith Porada art historian/archaeologist, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1994*Luis Donaldo Colosio Mexican politician, assassinated.Ref: 5
1994*Tommy Benford jazz drummer, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1995 Anthony Standerwick Heal businessman, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1995*Joey Long blues/cajun guitarist, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1995*Trevor Oswald Ling religious Studies Professor, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1996*Maria Lucia Beltran Alcayaga singer, dies at 66Ref: 5
1998*Jonesboro, AR. Four students and one teacher killed, ten others wounded outside as Westside Middle School emptied during a false fire alarm. Mitchell Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, shot at their classmates and teachers from the woods. Both are convicted in juvenile court of murder and can be held up to age 21.Ref: 88
1999*Thirty-nine people were killed when fire erupted in the Mont Blanc tunnel in France and burned for two days. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
1999*(George Robert) Birdie Tebbetts baseball: catcher: Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians; manager: Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians; dies.Ref: 4
2000*Sig Mickelson, the first president of CBS News, died in San Diego at age 86.Ref: 6
2001*A 6.8 earthquake kills 2 in W. Honshu, Japan.Ref: 85

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