Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
March 26th

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1027*John XIX crowns Conrad II the Salier Roman German emperorRef: 2
1147*Jewish community in Cologne fast to commemorate anti-Jewish violenceRef: 2
1150*Tichborne family of Hampshire England started tradition of giving a gallon of flour to each resident to keep deathbed promiseRef: 2
1371*The coronation of Robert II (of Scotland) by William de Laundels at Scone Abbey.Ref: 16
1517*The famous Flemish composer Heinrich Issac dies.Ref: 2
1534 Lübeck accept free Dutch ships into East Sea.Ref: 5
1636*University of Utrecht opening ceremonyRef: 2
1668*England takes control of Bombay IndiaRef: 2
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Magistrates Hathorne and Corwin interrogate Dorcas.Ref: 87
1692*King Maximilian installed as land guardian of South Netherlands.Ref: 5
1780*1st British Sunday newspaper appears (British Gazette & Sunday Monitor)Ref: 2
1790*Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residencyRef: 2
1793*Pro-royalist uprising in Vendée region of FranceRef: 2
1804*Congress orders the removal of Indians east of the Mississippi River to Louisiana.Ref: 2
1804*The Louisiana Purchase was divided into the Territory of Orleans and the District of Louisiana.Ref: 70
1807*Aaron Burr, under a guard of nine men, arrives in Richmond, VA by horseback.Ref: 87
1832*Famed western artist George Catlin begins his voyage up the Missouri River aboard the American Fur Company steamship Yellowstone.Ref: 2
1840*Birth of George Smith, famed English Assyriologist. During several expeditions to the site of ancient Nineveh, (1873-74), Smith unearthed over 3,000 cuneiform tablets, including one which told the story of an ancient deluge, similar to Noah's Flood.Ref: 2
1845*Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precusor of bandaid.Ref: 2
1862*Battle of La Glorieta Pass New Mexico Territory (Apache Canyon, Pigeon's Ranch)Ref: 2
1863*Voters in West Virginia approve gradual emancipation of slavesRef: 2
1871*Paris Commune founded.Ref: 5
1872*A 7.8 earthquake shakes Owens Valley, CaliforniaRef: 2
1878 Sabi Game Reserve, the world's 1st official designated game reserve, opensRef: 2
1878*Hastings College of Law foundedRef: 2
1885*Louis Riel's forces defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Saskatchewan.Ref: 5
1886*First cremation in England takes place in Woking.Ref: 5
1895 King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day.Ref: 5
1903 American Hotel opens in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1910*US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sickRef: 2
1910*William H Lewis appointed Assistant Attorney General of US.Ref: 5
1911*(Triangle) More than 100,000 grieving relatives and curious members of the public stream through a temporary morgue on the Twenty-sixth street pier, identifying loved ones or just looking.Ref: 87
1915 Miami Beach founded.Ref: 10
1916*Birdman of Alcatraz receives solitaryRef: 2
1926 ACD de Graeff appointed Governor-General of Dutch East-Indies.Ref: 5
1926*The first lip-reading tournament held in America.Ref: 5
1927 Alfred Hugenberg purchases German film company UFA.Ref: 5
1929*The Congregation of the Sacraments within the Catholic Church published a document instructing that a plate of silver or metal gilt be held under the chin of the communicant at the reception of the Holy Communion.Ref: 2
1930*Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway.Ref: 5
1931*(Scottsboro Boys) The Scottsboro boys are nearly lynched by crowd of over 100 gathered around Scottsboro's jail.Ref: 87
1931 Iraq & Trans-Jordan sign peace treaty.Ref: 5
1931*New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capitol of British-Indies.Ref: 5
1933*In a meeting with Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler orders boycott of all Jewish businesses in Germany.Ref: 10
1934*The first driving tests are given in EnglandRef: 5
1935*"RvJ" Mitchell & Major Sorley discuss armament of Spitfire.Ref: 5
1936 First parliamentary debate on New Zealand radio.Ref: 5
1937*William H Hastie becomes 1st black federal judge (Virgin Islands)Ref: 2
1937*Spinach growers of Crystal City TX, erect statue of PopeyeRef: 2
1938*Herman Goering warns all Jews to leave Austria.Ref: 2
1942*The first "Eichmann transport" of Jews to Auschwitz & Birkenau Camps.Ref: 5
1942*The first 700 Jews from Polish Lvov-district reach concentration camp Belzec.Ref: 5
1943*1st woman to receive air medal (US army nurse Elsie S Ott)Ref: 2
1950*Senator Joe McCarthy names Owen Lattimore, an ex-State Department adviser, as a Soviet spy.Ref: 2
1951*The U.S. Air Force flag was approved on this day. The flag included the coat of arms, 13 white stars and the Air Force seal on a blue background.Ref: 4
1953*Eisenhower offers increased aid to the French fighting in Indochina.Ref: 2
1954*The United States sets off an H-bomb blast in the Marshall Islands, the second in four weeks.Ref: 2
1956*Medic Alert Foundation formsRef: 2
1957*Dr. Basil W. Miller founded the Basil Miller Foundation in Altadena, CA. In 1959 its name was changed to World_Wide Missions.Ref: 5
1961*John F. Kennedy meets with British Premier Macmillan in Washington to discuss increased Communist involvement in Laos.Ref: 2
1962*Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state legislatureRef: 2
1968*(Chicago 7) Yippies submit application for demonstrations to Chicago Parks Department.Ref: 87
1969*Nuclear reactor Dodewaard Netherlands goes into use.Ref: 5
1970*500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945.Ref: 5
1970*Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark.Ref: 5
1971*East Pakistan proclaimed its independence, taking the name Bangladesh.Ref: 70
1973*Susan Shaw, is 1st woman in 171 years in London's Stock exchangeRef: 2
1974*Romanian communist party names party leader Nicolae Ceausescu President.Ref: 2
1976*The World Altair Computer Convention is held, in a hotel near Albuquerque, New Mexico, over three days. This is the first such convention for the microcomputer industry. At the conference, Bill Gates explains his position on software piracy. In the hotel's penthouse suite, Processor Technology holds its own "booth" to promote their 4-KB memory boards for the Altair. Ref 
1979*Judge Robert Warren was the first judge to issue a prior restraint to prevent the publication of workings of an H bomb in Progressive MagazineRef: 62
1979*The Camp David peace treaty was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at the White House.Ref: 5
1981 Police & Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo Yugoslavia.Ref: 5
1982*Groundbreaking ceremonies take place in Washington, D.C., for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.Ref: 5
1983*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1989*First multi-candidate elections; several uncontested candidates defeated, Boris Yeltsin and Sakharov overwhelmingly win seats in the Congress of People's Deputies; 190M votes cast.Ref: 89
1991*A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that criminal defendants whose coerced confessions were improperly used as evidence are not always entitled to new trials.Ref: 64
1991*The Bush administration indicated it would not aid rebels seeking to overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.Ref: 64
1991*Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street & Lexington Ave, New York NY.Ref: 5
1993*President Clinton promises a "full-court press" against Bosnian Serbs to secure their agreement to a United Nations peace plan endorsed by the Bosnian Muslims and Croats. (XDG, p 4A, 3/26/2003)Ref: 83
1996*Amid public fears of mad cow disease, British farmers demanded their government order the destruction of old cattle, but Prime Minister John Major refused, and blamed the crisis on his political opponents.Ref: 64
1997*Former drug counselor John G. Bennett Jr pleaded no contest in Philadelphia to charges stemming from a $100M charity fraud. (XDG, p 4A, 3/26/2002)Ref: 83
1997*(OJ Simpson) Court orders Simpson to turn over his assets, including 1968 Heisman trophy, a Warhol painting, and his golf clubs.Ref: 87
1998*Microsoft Releases Office 98 For The Macintosh. 
1998*The federal government endorses a new HIV test that yields instant results. (XDG, p 4A, 3/26/2003)Ref: 83
2000*Vladimir Putin was elected Russia's second democratically chosen president.Ref: 70
2001*Comair pilots walked off the job, beginning a 3-month strike after contract talks with regional airlines broke off. (XDG, p 4A, 3/26/2002)Ref: 83
2002 Yasser Arafat decides not to attend a key Arab summit in Beirut, Lebanon. His Cabinet accuses Israel of trying to "blackmail" the Palestinian leader with tough conditions for letting him go. (XDG, p 4A, 3/26/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Arthur Anderson CEO, Joseph Berardino resigns, bowing to pressure as a result of the accounting firm's role in the Enron scandal. (XDG, p 4A, 3/26/2003)Ref: 83
2002*President GW Bush nominates Dr. Richard Carmona to be Surgeon General. (XDG, p 4A, 3/26/2003)Ref: 83
2003*(California Recall) Republican mavericks begin a petition drive to recall California Governor Gray Davis amid reports of rising state budget deficits. (WSJ, p A4, 8/07/2003)Ref: 33
2003*(Grasso) SEC Chairman William Donaldson sends a letter to the NYSE asking for a corporate governance overhaul. (WSJ, p 1, 9/18/2003)Ref: 33
1845*Joseph Francis, New York NY, patents a corrugated sheet-iron lifeboat.Ref: 2
1859*First sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury.Ref: 5
1872*Thomas J Martin patents fire extinguisherRef: 2
1885*The first commercial moving-picture film was produced in Rochester, NY. Eastman Kodak, the film and camera maker still manufactures a huge variety of film from the same place. Eastman Kodak was ‘developed’ by George Eastman. What does the word Kodak stand for? Nothing. One of the most widely recognized trademarks in the world was named because it had a unique sound that started with the letter K, and could be pronounced and spelled in almost any language. Film did go by the designation of Eastman Film at one time, but the name Kodak has been promoted as a lasting imprint in all forms of photography since 1892.Ref: 4
1936*The 200-inch-diameter, 20-ton reflecting mirror is shipped -- very, very carefully -- from Corning, New York to Mt. Palomar Observatory in California.Ref: 4
1953*Dr. Jonas Salk announced a new vaccine -- to prevent poliomyelitis.Ref: 4
1958*US Army launches America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III"Ref: 2
1969*The Soviet weather Satellite Meteor 1 is launched.Ref: 2
1981*Soyuz T-4 lands.Ref: 2
1987*NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it failed to reach orbitRef: 2
1781*Major General William Phillips replaces Benedict Arnold as commander of British troops in Virginia. 
1793 The Holy Roman Empire declares war on France.Ref: 10
1799*Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa, Palestine.Ref: 2
1913 Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan WarRef: 2
1917*(through the 31st) British advance on Cambrai.Ref: 38
1917*Battle of Gaza; British under Gen. Sir Charles Dobell fail.Ref: 10
1918*On the Western Front, the Germans take the French towns Noyon, Roye and Lihons.Ref: 2
1918*Doullens Agreement gives General Foch "co-ordinating authority" over the western front. 
1941*The German Army High Command gives approval to RSHA and Heydrich on the tasks of SS murder squads (Einsatzgruppen) in occupied Poland.Ref: 35
1941*RCN armed yacht Otter is destroyed by an explosion and fire off Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 19 die. 
1942*German offensive in North-Africa under Colonel-General Rommel.Ref: 5
1943*Navy engaged the Japanese in the Battle of Komandorskies, 150 miles west of Cape Wrangell, Alaska, with 3 big transports loaded with supplies escorted by 4 heavy cruisers and 4 destroyers. This is the largest sea fight of the Aleutians. B-25 Mitchell Bombers attack Japanese positions on Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands.Ref: 37
1944*705 British bombers attack EssenRef: 2
1945*US 7th Army crosses Rhine at Worms.Ref: 2
1945*Japanese resistance ends on Iwo Jima.Ref: 2
1945*Kamikazes attack US battle fleet near Kerama Retto.Ref: 2
1945*Generals Eisenhower/Bradley/Patton attack at Remagen the Rhine.Ref: 5
1945*British premier Churchill looks over at the Rhine (near Ginsberg).Ref: 5
1993*President Clinton announces the US had launched missiles against Iraqi targets because of "compelling evidence" Iraq had plotted to assassinate former President George Bush. (XDG, p 4A, 6/26/2003)Ref: 83
2003*Iraq's northern front is opened when US Army paratroopers land in a Kurdish controlled enclave and seize an airfield. (XDG, p 5A, 4/21/2003)Ref: 83
1839 First Henley Royal Regatta.Ref: 5
1915*Stanley Cup: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Ottawa Senators in 3Ref: 2
1917*Stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montréal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1; Seattle is 1st US team to win Stanley CupRef: 2
1923*Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 1Ref: 2
1931 Leo Bentley bowls 3 consecutive perfect games in Lorain OH.Ref: 5
1936*Tigers sign Hank Greenberg for $20,000 and Red Ruffing comes to terms with the Yankees for $12,000.Ref: 1
1936 Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska.Ref: 5
1937*Joe DiMaggio says he would take Ty Cobb’s advice and use a 36 or 37-ounce baseball bat instead of a 40-ounce stick during that season. The result? ‘Joltin’ Joe’ hit .346 during the season with 46 home runs -- the most he ever hit in a single year.Ref: 4
1945*De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34 points.Ref: 2
1945*Venray soccer team forms.Ref: 5
1949*11th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State 46-36.Ref: 2
1951*During a spring exhibition game against the University outfielder Southern California at Bovard Field, Mickey Mantle hits a home run which is estimated to travel 650 feet. The rookie's performance, which includes a single, triple and another homer, is one of the highlights of the Yankees' first ever west coast trip.Ref: 1
1951*Patty Berg wins LPGA Sandhills Women's Golf Open.Ref: 5
1952*14th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats St Johns 80-63Ref: 2
1957*Yankee manager Casey Stengel is arrested and is released on $50 bail after he allegedly curses at and kicks a newspaper photographer during an exhibition game in St. Petersburg.Ref: 1
1960*Orioles-Reds series for Havana, is moved to MiamiRef: 2
1960 The University of Southern California (USC) captures the NCAA swimming title, becoming the first Pacific Coast school to do so.Ref: 4
1961*Louise Suggs wins LPGA Golden Circle of Golf Festival.Ref: 5
1967*Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open.Ref: 5
1972*Los Angeles Lakers break the NBA record by winning 69 of 82 games (69-13).Ref: 2
1972*Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1973*35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76; this is UCLA's 7th consecutive NCAA basketball titleRef: 2
1974*The Red Sox release veterans Orlando Cepeda and Luis Aparicio as well as pitcher Bobby Bolin.Ref: 1
1974*George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing titleRef: 2
1975*Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win & NHL record of 17 straight lossesRef: 2
1976*American League approves purchase of Toronto franchise by LaBatt Brewing for $7MRef: 2
1977*After thirteen years in Boston, infielder Rico Petrocelli is released by the Red Sox.Ref: 1
1979*Padres & Giants announce plans to play exhibition series in Tokyo but Giant players reject itRef: 2
1979*41st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Michigan State Spartans beat Indiana State Sycamores, 75-64 as Magic Johnson outscores Larry Bird, 24-19; this snaps Indiana State's 33-game win streakRef: 2
1981*Phillies trade Bob Walk to the Braves for outfielder Gary Matthews.Ref: 1
1987*National Federation of High School adopts college 3 point shot (21 feet)Ref: 2
1988 Janet B Evans swims 1500 meter freestyle female world record (15 :2.10).Ref: 5
1989*Allison Finney wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1991*The NL Expansion Committee visits Denver.Ref: 86
1991*Orlando Thunder beats San Antonio Riders in their first WLAF game 35-34.Ref: 5
1992*Indianapolis Superior Court Judge Patricia Gifford sentences boxer Mike Tyson to 10 years in prison, suspending four. She orders him to serve the term immediately.Ref: 98
1992*NHL New York Rangers clinch first NHL regular season championship in 50 years.Ref: 5
1994 Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 meter ladies (38.99 seconds).Ref: 5
1994 Gunda Niemann skates un-official world record 10 km ladies (14 :2.60).Ref: 5
1994 Gunda Niemann skates world record 5 km ladies (7 :3.26).Ref: 5
1995*24th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nanci Bowen.Ref: 5
1997*NHL announce Might Ducks & Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in JapanRef: 5
1998*The Tampa Bay Devil Rays finalize their 1998 Opening Day roster: Pitchers (11): Wilson Alvarez, Rolando Arrojo, Dan Carlson, Rick Gorecki, Roberto Hernandez, Albie Lopez, Jim Mecir, Tony Saunders, Dennis Springer, Ramon Tatis, Esteban Yan; Catchers (2): John Flaherty, Mike DiFelice; Infielders (7): Wade Boggs, Miguel Cairo, Aaron Ledesma, Fred McGriff, Bobby Smith, Paul Sorrento, Kevin Stocker; Outfielders (5): Rich Butler, Mike Kelly, Dave Martinez, Quinton McCracken, Bubba Trammell. The Cuesta-Rey Cigar Bar is christened at an evening extravaganza at Tropicana Field, becoming the first cigar bar at a Major League ballpark.Ref: 86
2000*In 17.6 seconds the Kingdome is demolished into a mound of rubble over 65 feet high thanks to 21.6 miles of detonation cord and 5,800 holes filled with gelatin dynamite.Ref: 1
1639 The first Drury Lane Theatre opens.Ref: 10
1674 The second Drury Lane Theatre opens.Ref: 10
1821 Franz Grillparzer's "Das Goldene Vliess" premieres in Vienna.Ref: 5
1824*First performance of Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis".Ref: 5
1830*Joseph Smith, 24, first published "The Book of Mormon." Having derived it from golden plates he had discovered with the aid of the angel Moroni, Smith maintained that the plates were written in "Reformed Egyptian" which he had translated with the aid of "Urim and Thummim" two stones hrough which he had viewed the writings.Ref: 2
1900 First edition The (Free) People (Netherlands, probably Amsterdam).Ref: 5
1909 August Strindberg's "Bjalb-jarle-ti" premieres in Stockholm.Ref: 5
1924 Premiere of Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" in London.Ref: 5
1927 Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms.Ref: 5
1938*NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony.Ref: 5
1940*Ernest Hemingway & Benjamin Glazer premiere in New York NY.Ref: 5
1941*Jimmie Lunceford and his orchestra recorded the tune, Battle Axe, for Decca Records. Lunceford began with the Chickasaw Syncopaters, a 10-piece band, in the late 1920s. By 1934, he would add names like Sy Oliver, Willie Smith, Earl Caruthers, Joe Thomas, Al Norris, Moses Allen, and James Crawford to form orchestras that would entertain through the mid-1940s.Ref: 4
1952 F Dürrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi" premieres in Munich.Ref: 5
1955*"Ballad of Davy Crockett" becomes the #1 record in USRef: 2
1956*Red Buttons made his debut as a television actor in a presentation of Studio One on CBS television.Ref: 4
1958*30th Academy Awards-"Bridge on the River Kwai", Alec Guinness & Joanne Woodward winRef: 2
1964*"Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1,348 performances.Ref: 5
1967*21st Tony Awards: Homecoming & Cabaret win.Ref: 5
1967*Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Populorum progressio.Ref: 5
1969*Marcus Welby, M.D., a TV movie, was seen on ABC. It later became a television series.Ref: 4
1970*Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) pleads guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girlRef: 2
1970*"Minnie's Boys" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 80 performances.Ref: 5
1971*Emerson, Lake, & Palmer record "Pictures at an Exhibition" live.Ref: 62
1971*William Conrad starred as Cannon on CBS-TV. It later became a television series.Ref: 4
1971*"Benny Hill Show" tops TV ratings.Ref: 5
1972*"Only Fools Are Sad" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 144 performances.Ref: 5
1973*Soap opera "The Young and the Restless" premieres.Ref: 2
1973*"Benny Hill Show" tops TV ratings.Ref: 2
1974*David Essex received a gold record for the hit, Rock On. Though a million seller, Rock On never made it to number one on the pop-rock charts -- stalling at number five. It was on the charts for a total of 14 weeks. Essex (real name: David Cook) portrayed the role of Christ in the London production of Godspell. He starred in several British films in 1970.Ref: 4
1975 Tommy, the film based on the rock opera by the group, The Who, premiers in London.Ref: 4
1976*Wings release "Wings at the Speed of Sound" album.Ref: 5
1977*Elvis Costello releases his first record "Less Than Zero".Ref: 5
1980*Bombay gets its first rock concert in 10 years (The Police).Ref: 5
1981*A jury in Los Angeles awarded entertainer Carol Burnett $1.6 million from the "National Enquirer" for an article she'd charged was libelous. (The award was later reduced, and the two parties settled out of court).Ref: 64
1982*Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release "Ebony & Ivory" in the UKRef: 2
1982 Soap opera "Capitol" premieres.Ref: 5
1986*Geffen records signs Guns & Roses.Ref: 5
1987*August Wilson's "Fences" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1990*62nd Academy Awards: "Driving Miss Daisy", Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win.Ref: 5
1991 Marc Camoletti's "Don't Dress for Dinner" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1994*Talk show hostess Ricki Lake weds Rob Sussman.Ref: 5
1995*"Defending the Caveman" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 671 performances.Ref: 5
1995*"Moliere Comedies" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 56 performances.Ref: 5
1995*15th Golden Raspberry Awards: Color of Night wins.Ref: 5
1996*The 68th Annual Academy Awards. The Best Picture (of 1995) was Braveheart; the Best Actor was Nicolas Cage for Leaving Las Vegas; the Best Actress award went to Susan Sarandon for Dead Man Walking.Ref: 4
1997*"Annie" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC.Ref: 5
2000* the 72nd Annual Academy Awards. Best Picture: American Beauty; Best Actor: Kevin Spacey; Best Actress: Boys Don’t Cry.Ref: 4
2228*Fiction: (or 2233) James T Kirk, science fiction captain of USS Enterprise (Star Trek), is born.Ref: 5
1479*Vasili III great prince of Moscow (1505-33)/son of Ivan III, is born.Ref: 5
1516*Konrad von Gesner Zürich Switzerland, naturalist (Bibliotheca Universalis), is born.Ref: 5
1577*Elisabeth of Nassau daughter of Willem I & Charlotte of Bourbon, is born.Ref: 5
1659*William Wollaston Coton England, philosopher, is born.Ref: 5
1671*Giacomo Cesare Predieri composer, is born.Ref: 5
1684*Johann Graf composer, is born.Ref: 5
1717*Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila composer, is born.Ref: 5
1753*Benjamin Thompson physicist (Royal Institute of Great Britain, Woburn MA), is born.Ref: 5
1758*Johann Daniel Ferstenberg composer, is born.Ref: 5
1773*Nathaniel Bowditch mathematician/astronomer/polyglot/author (Marine Sextant), is born.Ref: 5
1783*Johann Baptist Weigl composer, is born.Ref: 5
1806*Josef Slavik composer, is born.Ref: 5
1813*Thomas West Sherman Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1879, is born.Ref: 5
1817*Herman Haupt, American civil engineer and inventor, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), is born.Ref: 70
1819*Francisco Eduardo da Costa composer, is born.Ref: 5
1819*Louise Otto Germany, author/feminist, is born.Ref: 5
1821 Earnest Angel German statistician (Law of Angel), is born.Ref: 5
1827*Emanuel Kania composer, is born.Ref: 5
1830*Eliza Laurillard Dutch vicar/poet/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1830*John Rogers Thomas composer, is born.Ref: 5
1833*Betsy Perk [Christina E], Dutch journalist/writer/feminist, is born.Ref: 5
1840*Carli Zoeller composer, is born.Ref: 5
1840*George Smith London England, assyriologist (cuneiform (script)), is born.Ref: 5
1850*Author of "Looking Backward" Edward Bellamy is born.Ref: 4
1854*Braulio Dueno Colon composer, is born.Ref: 5
1856*David Alfred Thomas Glamorganshire UK, first Viscount Rhondda, is born.Ref: 5
1859*A[lfred] E[dward] Housman England, poet (Shropshire Lad), is born.Ref: 5
1859*Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov composer, is born.Ref: 5
1862*George William Louis Marshall-Hall composer, is born.Ref: 5
1868*Fuad I king of Egypt (1922-36), is born.Ref: 5
1871*Serafín Alvarez Quintéro Spanish dramatist/playwright (El Flechazo), is born.Ref: 5
1873*[Louise] Sophie de Vries actress (On Hope of Blessing), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Gerald du Maurier London England, actor (Power, Escape, Masks & Faces), is born.Ref: 17
1874*Robert Frost, four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, is born in San Francisco.Ref: 68
1874*Oskar Nedbal composer, is born.Ref: 5
1874*Condé Nast, US magazine publisher, is born.Ref: 10
1874*Gerald du Maurier London England, actor (Power, Escape, Masks & Faces), is born.Ref: 5
1875*Syngman Rhee President of South Korea (1948-60), is born.Ref: 5
1879*Othmar Ammann, Swiss-born American engineer and designer of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, is born.Ref: 70
1880*Duncan Hines US, restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens), cake-mix mogul, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Wilhelm Backhaus Leipzig Germany, pianist (Rubinstein 1905), is born.Ref: 5
1885*Julius Harrison composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Robert Blackburn British aviation pioneer, is born.Ref: 5
1888 Sigurd Erixon Swedish etnologist (Atlas över Svensk Folk culture), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Vaclav Kapral composer, is born.Ref: 5
1890*Jozef Arras Flemish writer, is born.Ref: 5
1893 Palmiro Togliatti founder (Communist Party of Italy), is born.Ref: 5
1893*James Conant, American educator and scientist, is born.Ref: 70
1894*Will Wright San Francisco CA, actor (Living Christ Story), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Richard Flury composer, is born.Ref: 5
1897*Jean Epstein French director (Sa tête/Eau vive), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Renzo Massarani composer, is born.Ref: 5
1899*James B Connant chemist/college president (Yale), is born.Ref: 5
1899*William Baines, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1900*Isadore Freed composer, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Leslie Melville economist, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Emilio Fernandez El Seco Mexico, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Hermann Schroeder composer, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Joseph Campbell, American editor and author of many works on mythology, is born.Ref: 70
1905*Pablo Garrido composer, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Viktor Emil Frankl pyschiatrist (Man's Search for Meaning), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Leigh Harline composer, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Louis Saguer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Betty MacDonald [Anne E Campbell Bard], US writer (Egg & I), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Dr Kenneth Mellanby entomologist, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Hank Sylvern Brooklyn NY, orchestra leader (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling Essen Germany, tennis star (French 1935), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Robert William Paine architect, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Chris[tiaan R] Reumer Dutch opera singer, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Chips Rafferty (John William Goffage), actor: The Desert Rats, The Sundowners, Wackiest Ship in the Army, Skullduggery; is born in Broken Hill Australia.Ref: 4
1911*Tennessee (Thomas Lanier) Williams Pulitzer prize-winning playwright: A Streetcar Named Desire [1948], Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [1955]; The Glass Menagerie, Night of the Iguana, Summer and Smoke, The Rose Tattoo, Camino Real, Sweet Bird of Youth, Small Craft Warnings; is born in Columbus MS.Ref: 4
1911*Bernard Katz biophysicist, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Paul Erdos mathematician, is born.Ref: 5
1914*William Westmoreland, U.S. Army General: head of U.S. forces in Vietnam, is born in Spartanburg SC. (Also TWA, 1986)Ref: 4
1914*Ian McGeoch Vice-Admiral, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Christian B Anfinsen US chemist (cell physiology, Nobel 1972), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Harry Rabinowitz British composer/conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Mort Abrahams producer (Dr Doolittle, Planet Of Apes), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Sterling Hayden (Sterling Relyea Walter) actor: The Asphalt Jungle, Dr. Strangelove, The Godfather, 9 to 5, The Blue and the Gray; is born in Upper Montclair NJ.Ref: 5
1916*Vic Schoen Brooklyn NY, orchestra leader (Patti Page Olds Show), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Jean Graham Hall circuit court judge (England), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Rufus Thomas Cayce MS, singer (Walking the Dog), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Strother Martin, Kokomo IN, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot) is born.Ref: 5
1920*George E Brown Jr (Representative-Democrat-CA, 1963-71, 73- ), is born.Ref: 5
1921 George Jefferson CEO (British Telecom), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Joe Loco (Jose Esteves Jr.) jazz musician, arranger: credited with introducing the mambo [Tenderly: 1951] and cha-cha-cha [1953] to the US; is born.Ref: 4
1921 Peter Horsley CEO (Osprey Aviation), is born.Ref: 5
1922*William Milliken actor (Drive-in), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Bob Elliot Boston MA, comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Clifton Williams Traskwood AR, band master (Sinfonians), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Elizabeth Jane Howard British novelist (After Julius), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Claudio Spies composer, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Lord Graham of Edmonton House of Lords (chief opposition whip), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Lord Hooson QC crown court recorder, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Pierre Boulez, Montbrison France, composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Ann Curtis US, 400 meter freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-1948), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Jonathan Tod Vice-Admiral (England), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Carole Carr singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men), is born.Ref: 5
1929 Amédée Turner QC/MEP, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Maurice Simon jazz musician, is born.Ref: 5
1930*(US Supreme Court Justice) Justice of the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor is born in El Paso TX.Ref: 4
1930*Cristobal Halffter composer, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Gregory Corso, beat poet, discovered literature in prison, (Happy Birthday of Death, Long Live Man), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Leonard Nimoy, Boston MA, actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Dick Nolan football: NY Giants; coach: New Orleans Saints, is born.Ref: 4
1933*Vine Deloria, Jr., writer, activist, is born.Ref: 2
1934*Alan Arkin New York NY, actor (Catch 22, In-Laws, Simon, Wait Until Dark)Ref: 5
1934 G T Pryce CEO (Dalgety), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Gino Cappelletti football: first kicker to kick a field goal in the AFL: New England Patriots [1960]; AFL Player of Year [1964; Patriot’s radio network commentator, is born.Ref: 4
1935*Earl of Kinnoull, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Bantamweight boxing champion Eder Jofre is born in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Ref: 97
1936*Erich Urbanner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Fred Paris rocker (Five Satins), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Barbara Pearl Jones, Chicago IL, 4X100 meter relayer (Olympics-gold-1952, 60), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Wayne ‘The Wall’ Embry Basketball Hall of Famer: Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks; GM: Milwaukee Bucks: first African-American GM in major league sports, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Lord Chetwode, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Colin Webb general manager (Press Association), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Phillip R Allen Pittsburgh PA, actor (Harry-Hardy Boys Mystery, Mitch-Alice), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Stuart Sutherland Professor Emeritus (Sussex University), is born.Ref: 5
1939*James Caan actor: The Godfather, Rabbit Run, Brian’s Song, Dick Tracy, Rollerball, Alien Nation, For the Boys, Misery, Las Vegas, is born in Bronx NY.Ref: 4
1940*Braulio Baeza National Horse Racing Hall of Famer: jockey: first to go over $3 million in purses in one year; leading money winner in 1965, 1966 and 1975; Eclipse award-winner [1972, 1975], is born.Ref: 4
1940*Bill Ind Bishop-designate (Truro), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Nancy Pelosi (Representative-Democrat-CA), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Rod Lauren rocker (If I Had a Girl), is born.Ref: 5
1940 Servaes [J S] Huys Dutch MP (PvdA), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Barclay Plager hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Bob Plager, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Bob Plager hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Barclay Plager, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Erica Jong (Mann), poet, novelist (Fear of Flying, How to Save Your Own Life), is born in New York NY.Ref: 2
1943*Bob Woodward investigative reporter: Washington Post: Watergate [w/reporter Carl Bernstein]; author: All the President’s Men [w/Carl Bernstein], The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court [w/Scott Armstrong], The Agenda : Inside the Clinton White House, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Diana Ross [Earle] Detroit MI, (Supremes, Lady Sings the Blues, Mahogany) is born.Ref: 5
1945*Mikhail Voronin USSR, horse vault gymnast (Olympics-gold-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Johnny Crawford Los Angeles CA, actor (Mark-The Rifleman), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Carmen Krolis Suriname/Netherlands singer, is born.Ref: 5
1948*Kyung-Wha Chung Seoul Korea, violinist (Chung Sisters), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Steven Tyler (Tallarico), New York NY, rock vocalist (Dream On, Walk This Way, Aerosmith-Janie's Got a Gun), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Richard Tandy musician: bass: group: Electric Light Orchestra, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Fran Sheehan Boston MA, rock bassist (Boston-More than a Feeling), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Vicki Lawrence, Inglewood CA, actress (Carol Burnett Show, Mama's Family), is born.Ref: 5
1949 Baroness Hayman, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Teddy Pendergrass Philadelphia PA, singer (Turn Off the Lights) is born.Ref: 5
1950*Ernest Thomas Gary IN, actor (Roger-What's Happening!!), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Martin Short Hamilton Ontario, comedian (Saturday Night Live, SCTV, 3 Amigos), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Ronnie McDowell Fountain Head TN, country singer (King is Gone), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Tony Papenfuss, actor, Minneapolis MN, (Daryl-Newhart), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Richard B Shull US actor (Hail to the Chief, Big Bus), is born.Ref: 5
1952*David Amess, MP, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Michael Bonagura Newark NJ, country singer (Baille & Boys-Oh Heart), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Tatyana Providokhina Russian 1K runner (world record), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labor under President G.W. Bush, is born in Taiwan. (USA Today, p 2b, 8/25/2003)Ref: 13
1954*Piers Gardner director (British Institute of International & Comparative Law), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Curtis Sliwa founder (Guardian Angels)/radio personality (WABC), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Dean Dillon Lake City TN, country singer (Chair), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Charly McClain Jackson TN, country singer (Radio Heart), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Tatyana Kochergina USSR, team handball (Olympics-gold-1976, 80), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Leeza Gibbons Hartsville SC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Leeza) is born.Ref: 5
1957*Walter Rohlfing Dusseldorf, WLAF defensive line coach (Rhein Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Philip Brown Coalinga CA, actor (Doris Day Show, Colbys), is born.Ref: 5
1959*David Delong Portland OR, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 British Columbia Open), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Marcus Allen NFL running back (Los Angeles Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, Heisman 1981), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Jennifer Grey actress: Dirty Dancing, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Cotton Club; Joel Grey’s daughter, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Billy Warlock Hawthorne CA, actor (Flip-Happy Days, Baywatch), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Debbie Hall LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1960*Michael Evans Fontana CA, US water polo player (Olympics-silver-88), is born.Ref: 5
1961 William Hague, Secretary of State for Wales, is born.Ref: 5
1961*Leigh Bowery designer, is born.Ref: 5
1962*John Stockton Spokane WA, NBA guard (Utah Jazz, Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Kevin Seitzer Springfield IL, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Maarten de Young soccer player (SC Heerenveen), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Richard Coles rocker (Communards-Don't Leave Me This Way), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko Russia, Lieutenant-Colonel/cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Paul de Leeuw Dutch TV host (Cry of the Lion), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Rebecca Twigg Seattle WA, 79K cyclist (Olympics-silver-1984, 92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Susan Sulley rocker (Human League-Human), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Ab Plugboer soccer player (FC Utrecht), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Ulf Samuelsson Fagersta Sweden, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, New York Rangers), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Lee Porter Greensboro NC, Nike golfer (1992 Texarkana Open-5th), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Mike Remlinger Middletown NY, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Wesley Walls NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Edward Kaminski Kansas City KS, javelin thrower, is born.Ref: 5
1968*Ian Hutchings Zimbabwe, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Klondike Klassic), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Jose Vizcaino San Cristobal Dominican Republic, infielder (New York Mets), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Kari Gronroos WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Mike Trevathan CFL slot back (British Columbia Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Shane Reynolds Bastrop LA, pitcher (Houston Astros), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Elizabeth Howell Clinton MS, Miss Mississippi-America (1990), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Luke Richardson Ottawa, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Evan Richards Los Angeles CA, actor (Frankie-Mama Malone), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Paul Bosvelt soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles/FC Twente), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Dave DeGraaf Lansing MI, team handball circle (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jesus Tavarez Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, outfielder (Florida Marlins), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Rennae Stubbs Sydney Australia, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1971*Tommy Fagan CFL/NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Winnipeg Blue Bombers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Naoko Kijimuta Yokohama Kanagawa Japan, tennis star (1996 Jakarta), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Steve Anderson CFL defensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Marshall Faulk running back (Indpls Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Alfred Shipman CFL slot back (British Columbia Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Hakeem Abdul-samad rocker (Boys), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Irina Spirlea Bucharest Romania, tennis star (1996 Amelia Island), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Mike Peca Toronto, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Heidi Zeigler actress (Sherry-Just the 10 of Us), is born.Ref: 5
1986*Jessica McClure, the baby who was trapped in a Texas well in 1988, is born.Ref: 5
1988*Jose Vizcaino San Cristobal Dominican Republic, infielder (New York Mets), is born.Ref: 5
809*Liudger missionary/1st bishop of Münster/saint, dies at about 66.Ref: 5
1258*Floris the Guardian, count-regent of Holland, dies.Ref: 5
1350*Alfonso XI King of Castile & León, dies.Ref: 5
1546*Thomas Elyot British diplomat, dies.Ref: 5
1566*Antonio de Cabezon composer, dies.Ref: 5
1638*Palamedes "Stevens" Palamedesz painter, dies at about 30.Ref: 5
1649*John Winthrop Puritan & 1st Governor (Massachusetts Bay Colony), dies at age 61.Ref: 2
1657 Jacob van Eyck Dutch blind flautist/carillonneur, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1713*Pal Esterhazy composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1726*John Vanbrugh Dutch/English playwright (Provoked Wife), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1736*Georg Balthasar Schott composer, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1797*James Hutton, Scottish geologist, chemist and naturalist, dies at age 71,Ref: 70
1809*Gabriele Mario Piozzi composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1812*Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas; about 20,000 dieRef: 2
1820*Jean-Etienne Despreaux composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1826 King John VI Portugal dies.Ref: 10
1827*German composer Ludwig Van Beethoven dies in Vienna at age 56. He had been deaf for the later part of his life, but said on his death bed "I shall hear in heaven."Ref: 2
1831*Richard Allen AME Church Bishop, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1837*Joseph Lincke composer, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1865*Thomas Hancock, English inventor; helped start the British rubber industry, dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1870*Charles Green, English balloonist, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1871*François-Joseph Fétis Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1880*Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1892*Walt Whitman, poet, dies in Camden NJ at 72Ref: 2
1892*Anton Wallerstein composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1896*Nanny v Hof writer, dies.Ref: 5
1900*Isaac Mayer Wise, Bohemian-born American rabbi; organized Reform Jewish institutions in the US, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1902*Cecil John Rhodes diamond tycoon; founded Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University; the African country of Rhodesia [now Zimbabwe] was named after him; dies at age 48.Ref: 4
1909*Nikolai Arkas composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1914*Benjamin Franklin Keith, American impresario, dies at age 68.Ref: 70
1918*César A Cui Lithuanian fort builder/composer, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1923*Sarah Bernhardt [Henriette-Rosine Bernard] actress (Qn Elizabeth), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1924*Augusto de Oliviera Machado composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1924*Victor Herbert, American composer, dies at age 65.Ref: 70
1926*Georges Vezina NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Montréal Canadiens), dies.Ref: 5
1926*Konstantin Fehrenbach German reichs chancellor (1920-21), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1932*Henry Martyn Leland, American engineer and manufacturer, dies at age 89.Ref: 70
1932*Jean Cartan composer, dies at 25.Ref: 5
1933*Eddie Lang, American musician, dies at age 30.Ref: 2
1934*Grete Gulbransson writer, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1942*20 tons of gelignite kills 21 in a stone quarry in Easton PA.Ref: 5
1944*Benjamin Crémieux French author (In Buchenwald), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1945*David Lloyd George British (L) premier (1916-22), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1945*Isaack Stouten resistance fighter, shot to death at 29.Ref: 5
1948*Helen Ernst German poster artist/resistance fighter, dies at about 43.Ref: 5
1949*Albert Stevens, American army officer, balloonist and aerial photographer, dies age 63.Ref: 70
1953*Albert Spalding composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1956*Thomas Alexandrovich de Hartmann composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1957*Max Ophüls [Maximilian Oppenheimer], German/French director (Caught, Exile), dies.Ref: 5
1957*Edouard Herriot, French premier (1924-5, 1926, 1932), dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1959*Raymond T Chandler US detective writer (Long Goodbye), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1960*Iraq executes 30 after attack on President Kassem.Ref: 5
1960*Ian Keith actor (Identity Unknown, Queen Christina), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1962*Marjorie Colton inventor of wax paper, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1962*Augusta Savage, American sculptor and educator, dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1967*Max Ophüls [Oppenheimer], German/French actor (Caught, Exile), dies.Ref: 5
1968*Little Willie John (William Edward John) singer: convicted of manslaughter, dies in Washington State Prison.Ref: 5
1969*Writer John Kennedy Toole commits suicide at the age of 32. His mother helps get his first and only novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, published. It goes on to win the 1981 Pulitzer Prize.Ref: 2
1969*Writer John Kennedy Toole commits suicide at the age of 32. His mother helps get his first and only novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, published. It goes on to win the 1981 Pulitzer Prize.Ref: 2
1969*B[runo] Traven writer (Sierra Madre), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1969*Günther Weisenborn German/Argentine writer (Illegals), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1970*Patricia Ellis (Leftwich) actress: Three on a Match, Back Door to Heaven, The Case of the Lucky Legs, Postal Inspector; dies.Ref: 4
1973*George Sisler hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80Ref: 2
1973*Sir Noel (Peirce) Coward actor: The Italian Job, Paris When It Sizzles, Hearts of the World; actor, director, composer, playwright: In Which We Serve; playwright: Brief Encounter, Bitter Sweet, Private Lives; dies at age 73.Ref: 2
1973*Safford Cape US/Belgian conductor/composer/musicologist, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1974*Edward Condon, American physicist, atomic scientist (Manhattan Project), dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1975*Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz king of Saudi-Arabia (1964-75), murdered at 68.Ref: 5
1976*Richard Arlen actor (Apache Uprising, Wings), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1979*Jean Stafford US author (Boston Adventure), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1980*Jon-Jon Poulos rocker (Buckinghams), dies from drugs at 32.Ref: 5
1981*Cyril Dean Darlington biologist (hereditary mechanisms), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1982*Agathe "Henriëtte" de Beaufort writer (Dolly of Arnhem), dies at 91.Ref: 5
1983*Anthony F Blunt British art historian/spy for USSR, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1986*Bartlett Robinson actor (Wendy & Me, Mona McCluskey), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1987*Walter Abel, actor: Raintree County, Mirage, Quick Let’s Get Married, 13 Rue Madeleine, Wake Island, Silent Night Bloody Night, Kid from Brooklyn, Holiday Inn, The Indian Fighter, dies at age 88.Ref: 4
1990*International Chrysis Transvestite actor (Q&A), dies of cancer at 38.Ref: 5
1990*Roy "Halston" Frowick fashion designer, dies of AIDs at age 58.Ref: 5
1991 Frans Dohmen union leader (Netherlands Catholic Mine Workers), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1993*Luis Falco US choreographer (Fame, Angel Heart), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1993*Roy Riegels University of California football player who ran wrong way, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1994*Constantine Koukouchkine Russian diplomat, murdered in Algeria at 41.Ref: 5
1994*Jan Bor Dutch violinist/painter, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1995*Rapper-E (Eazy Eric Wright) dies at 31.Ref: 5
1996*(Elizabeth Cissie) Charlton football matriarch, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1996*David Packard, American engineer; cofounder of Hewlett-Packard Co., dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1996*Thomas Wakefield writer, dies at 60Ref: 5
1996*Edmund S. (Sixtus) Muskie Governor of Maine [1955-1959]; U.S. Senator from Maine [1959-1980]; Democratic nominee for vice-president [1968 w/Hubert Humphrey]; Secretary of State [1980-1981]; two days shy of his 82nd birthday. (also: TWA, 1997)Ref: 4
1997*The bodies of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate techno-religious cult who'd committed suicide were found inside a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.Ref: 5
1999*Dr. Jack Kevorkian is convicted in Pontiac MI, of second-degree murder for giving a patient with Lou Gehrig's disease a lethal injection, an action videotaped and broadcast on television. (TWA, 2000)Ref: 95
2000*"Joy of Sex" author Alex Comfort died in Oxfordshire, England, at age 80. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2001*A fire in a Kenyan secondary school dormitory kills 67 students. 
2003*Daniel Patrick Moynihan (Sen-D-NY), dies.Ref: 4
2004*Jan Berry, songwriter, singer: group: Jan and Dean: The Little Old Lady from Pasadena, Dead Man’s Curve, Heart and Soul, Linda, Baby Talk, Surf City; dies.Ref: 4

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