Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
March 28th

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193*The whole world is auctioned off in Rome-Didius Julianus buys emperorship.Ref: 10
1556*Karel V's son Philip II crowned king of Spain.Ref: 5
1556*Origin of Fasli Era (India).Ref: 5
1661*Scottish Parliament passed the Rescissory Act, which repealed the whole of the legislation enacted since 1633. Its effect was to overthrow Presbyterianism and to restore the Anglican episcopacy to Scotland.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) One of the afflicted girls, possibly Mercy Lewis, accuses Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft.Ref: 21
1774*Britain passes the Coercive Act against rebellious Massachusetts.Ref: 2
1778*Simon Girty and others desert Fort Pitt (American) and begin providing services to the British. Girty is forever labeled a traitor and is most feared by American whites.Ref: 58
1796*Bethel African Methodist Church of Philadelphia is 1st US-African churchRef: 5
1799*New York State abolishes slaveryRef: 5
1804*Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804Ref: 5
1834*Andrew Jackson, 7th US President, is censured by the [Whig] Senate. President Jackson sent the Senate a message denying its power to pass a resolution of censure. The Senate refused to receive his message. The censure was later expunged by the [Democratic] Senate on January 16, 1837.Ref: 3
1845*Mexico drops diplomatic relations with USRef: 5
1848*For the first time in recorded history, Niagara Falls stopped flowing. An ice jam in the Niagara river above the rim of the falls caused the water to stop.Ref: 4
1849*Dutch princess Marianne & Prince Albert of Prussia separate.Ref: 5
1866*First ambulance goes into service.Ref: 5
1878*First electric lights installed in Westminster PalaceRef: 62
1885*The Salvation Army is officially organized in the United States.Ref: 2
1895*Construction begins on America's first subway, Tremont Street Subway, Boston.Ref: 10
1897*Japan adopts the gold standard.Ref: 10
1898*The Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the United States to Chinese immigrants was a U.S. citizen, and therefore could not be deported under the Chinese Exclusion Act.Ref: 70
1900*The British Royal family receives its fist motor car, a Daimler Mail Phaeton.Ref: 3
1902*27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville TN (state record).Ref: 5
1902*The Xenia [OH] Elks Lodge Number 668 comes into being. (XDG, p 3B, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1905*Paramaribo-Dam railway opens in Suriname, never usedRef: 5
1908*Automobile owners lobby Congress, supporting a bill that calls for vehicle licensing and federal registration.Ref: 2
1917*Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authoritiesRef: 5
1917*The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded, Great Britain's first official service women.Ref: 2
1920*Thomas Masaryk elected President of CzechoslovakiaRef: 5
1921*(US Supreme Court Justice) President Warren Harding names William Howard Taft as chief justice of the United States.Ref: 2
1929 Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador.Ref: 5
1930 The names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora were changed to Istanbul and Ankara, respectively.Ref: 70
1933*Nazis order a ban on all Jews in businesses, professions and schools.Ref: 2
1941*Joseph Kennedy, Seaborg and Emilio Segre show that the plutonium sample undergoes slow fission, which implies it is a potential bomb material.Ref: 91
1946*Juan Peron is elected President of Argentina. He will hold the office for six years.Ref: 2
1951*(Rosenberg) Trial ends.Ref: 87
1953*"Stock exchanges open, dikes closed" raises ƒ5,200,000.Ref: 5
1960*Pope John raises the 1st Japanese, 1st African & 1st Filipino cardinal.Ref: 5
1962*The U.S. Air Force announces research into the use of lasers to intercept missiles and satellites.Ref: 2
1967*UN Secretary General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam.Ref: 5
1969*Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands cardinal.Ref: 5
1972*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1977*Morarji Desai forms government in India.Ref: 5
1979*America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred inside the Unit Two reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa.Ref: 5
1979*British government of Callaghan falls.Ref: 5
1981*France performs nuclear test.Ref: 5
1982 JN Duartes christian-democrats win elections in El Salvador.Ref: 5
1986*The U.S. Senate passes $100 million aid package for the Nicaraguan contras.Ref: 2
1986*John N McMahon, ends term as deputy director of CIA.Ref: 5
1991*Tens of thousands of supporters of Boris N. Yeltsin marched in Moscow in defiance of President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's ban on rallies.Ref: 64
1991*President Reagan declared his support for the so-called "Brady Bill" requiring a seven-day waiting period for handgun purchases.Ref: 64
1992*Bill Clinton and Jerry Brown argue over the flat tax. Clinton charges the plan would burden the poor. Brown accuses Clinton of "another big lie". (XDG, p.4a, 3/28/2002)Ref: 83
1993*Conservatives win French parliamentary election.Ref: 5
1993*Russian President Boris Yeltsin and his chief political rival, parlaiment speaker Ruslan Khasbulatov, claim victory after surviving attemps by the Russian Congress to oust them. (XDG, p 4A, 3/28/2003)Ref: 83
1994 Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election.Ref: 5
1995*World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo mergeRef: 5
1996*Congress passed the line-item veto, giving the president power to cut government spending by scrapping specific programs.Ref: 64
1996*Katie Beam, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 35th Miss Teenage America.Ref: 5
2000*In a unanimous ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court sharply curtailed police power to rely on anonymous tips to stop and search people.Ref: 70
2001*The authors of a book on the Oklahoma City bombing revealed that during prison interviews, Timothy McVeigh has shown no remorse for what happened, and called the 19 children who died "collateral damage". (XDG, p.4a, 3/28/2002)Ref: 83
2001*A federal appeals court in San Francisco threw out a record $107M verdict against anti-abortion activists, ruling that a Web site and wanted posters branding abortion doctors as "baby butchers" and criminals were protected by the First Amendment. (Xenia Daily Gazette, p.4a, 3/28/2002)Ref: 4
2002 The Arab League, meeting in Beirut, Lebanon, agreed on a peace plan that offered Israel normal relations in exchange for a full withdrawal from war-won lands and a Palestinian state.Ref: 70
2002*U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Timothy Woodland was convicted in a Japanese court and sentenced to nearly three years in prison for raping a woman on the southern island of Okinawa.Ref: 70
1794*Nathan Briggs gets the patent for the washing machine.Ref: 62
1797*Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patents a washing machine.Ref: 5
1802*Henrich Olbers discovers the second asteroid (Pallas).Ref: 10
1905*Cornelius Ehret of Rosemont, Pennsylvania, patents the radio fax.Ref: 3
1910*The first seaplane takes off from water at Martinques, France piloted by Henri Fabre.Ref: 2
1922*Bradley A. Fiske of Washington, D.C. patents a microfilm reading device.Ref: 4
1935*Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket.Ref: 5
1985*International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley's CometRef: 5
1985*STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad.Ref: 5
1987*Stacking of Discovery's SRBs gets underway.Ref: 5
1993*A Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031).Ref: 5
1996*The space shuttle Atlantis' astronauts said goodbye to the crew of Russia's space station Mir and then flew away, leaving Shannon Lucid behind for a five-month stay in orbit.Ref: 64
2000*Astronomers announce the discovery of two Saturn-sized planets outside the solar system. The previous 30 planets discovered outside the solar system were at least as large as Jupiter. This lends credence to the theory that small planets outnumber larger planets. Ref 
1535 Bloemkamp Abbey (Oldeklooster) attacked & destroyed.Ref: 5
1738*English parliament declares war on Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)Ref: 5
1854*During the Crimean War, Britain & France declare war on Russia.Ref: 5
1862*Skirmish at Bealeton Station, VirginiaRef: 5
1864*A group of Copperheads (Union-born Confederates) attack Federal soldiers in Charleston IL. Five are killed and twenty wounded.Ref: 2
1917*During World War I the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was founded, these were Great Britain's first official service women.Ref: 2
1918*German Operation 'Mars' is repulsed at Arras.Ref: 38
1939 The Spanish Civil War ends as Madrid falls to Francisco Franco.Ref: 2
1939*Dutch hunter shoots English bombers downRef: 5
1941*The Italian fleet is routed by the British, under Cunningham, at the Battle of Matapan.Ref: 2
1942*FBI raids net dangerous San Francisco Japanese aliens who are members of the secret "Military Virtue Society." Three arrestees were priests of the Knokokyo and Tenrikyo churches.Ref: 37
1942*The British ship, the HMS Capbeltown, a Lend-Lease American destroyer, which was specifically rammed into a German occupied dry-dock in the occupied French port of St Nazaire, explodes, knocking the area out of action for the German battleship TirpitzRef: 2
1942*During World War Two, British naval forces raided the Nazi-occupied French port of St. Nazaire.Ref: 5
1942*Fritz Sauckel named Chief of Manpower to expedite recruitment of slave labor.Ref: 35
1942*234 RAF bombers attack Lübeck.Ref: 5
1945*Germany launches the last of the V-2 rockets against England.Ref: 2
1945*Last German V-1 (buzz bomb) attack on London.Ref: 5
1959 11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's government & installs Panchen LamaRef: 5
1962 Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees.Ref: 5
1968*The United States loses its first aircraft in Vietnam. An F-111 vanishes in a combat mission over North Vietnam.Ref: 2
1999*An American Stealth F117 Nighthawk is shot down over northern Yugoslavia during the NATO air strikes against Serbs attacking Kosovo.Ref: 2
2003*With the harbor cleared of mines, a British supply ship arrives at the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr. (XDG, p 5A, 4/21/2003)Ref: 83
1891 The first world championship for amateur weightlifters was held at Café Monaco in London.Ref: 4
1922*Stanley Cup: Toronto St Pats (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2Ref: 5
1939*Renaissance Big 5 win first pro basketball championship.Ref: 5
1942*4th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38Ref: 5
1944*6th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Utah defeats Dartmouth 42-40Ref: 5
1950*12th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: City College of New York beats Bradley 71-68; CCNY becomes 1st to win NCAA & National Invitation Basketball in same yearRef: 5
1952 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Tenley Albright.Ref: 5
1952 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Richard Button.Ref: 5
1953 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Tenley Albright.Ref: 5
1953 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Hayes A Jenkins.Ref: 5
1954*Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open.Ref: 5
1957 First National Curling Championship held.Ref: 5
1963*Sonny Werblin announced that the New York Titans of the American Football League was changing names. Instead of Titans, the team would be known as the New York Jets.Ref: 4
1965*Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA All State Ladies' Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1972*Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game.Ref: 5
1975*Washington Capitals win first game on road after 37 straight road losses also sets own team record with 17 straight losses.Ref: 5
1977*After being benched, Ranger Lenny Randle attacks and fractures the cheekbone of his manager Frank Lucchesi, the Ranger skipper may have triggered the incident by calling Randle a punk.Ref: 1
1977*39th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Marquette beats North Carolina 67-59Ref: 5
1978*By releasing the aging superstar, the A's end the fifteen-year career of Dick Allen. The Wampum, Pennsylvania native finishes his stormy relationship with Major League baseball with 351 HRs, 1,192 RBIs and .292 batting average.Ref: 1
1981 Christa Rothenburger skates ladies world record 500 meter 40.18 seconds).Ref: 5
1981 Gabi Schönbrunn skates ladies world record 3 km (4 :1.70).Ref: 5
1981 Yevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500 meter (36.91 seconds).Ref: 5
1982*First NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Louisiana Tech beats Cheney 76-62.Ref: 5
1982*Amy Alcott wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open.Ref: 5
1986*The Red Sox trade designated hitter Mike Easler to the Yankees for designated hitter Don BaylorRef: 1
1988*The Yankees waive pitcher Phil Niekro four days shy of his 47th birthday.Ref: 1
1989 A New York judge rules that the contest between the American catamaran and the Australian monohull was not fair competition and the America's Cup was returned to the AustraliansRef: 5
1990*Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 points in a gameRef: 5
1990*Jesse Owens receives the Congressional Gold Medal from President George Bush.Ref: 2
1991*Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son.Ref: 5
1992*Ann Transon runs female world record 50k (3 :5 :1).Ref: 5
1992 PBA National Championship Won by Eric Forkel.Ref: 5
1993*22nd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Helen Alfredsson.Ref: 5
1996*Minnesota Twins' Kirby Puckett awoke with blurred vision which was later diagnosed with incurable glaucoma.Ref: 86
1999*In Cuba, the Orioles beat the Cuban National team, 3-2 thanks to a Harold Baines 11th inning game-winning hit ; it is the first time a U.S team has played in Cuba since the 1950's.Ref: 1
1999*18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Purdue beats Duke 62-45 in San Jose CARef: 5
2002*The Cubs, in desperate need of a closer due to Tom Gordon's muscle tear, trade pitcher Julian Tavarez (10-9, 4.52) and three minor leaguers to the Marlins for Antonio Alfonseca (4-4, 28 saves) and right-hander Matt Clement (9-10, 5.05).Ref: 1
2003*The commissioner's office announces teams will pay tribute to the U.S. Armed forces during the seventh-inning stretch of all home openers by having `God Bless America' performed. Although the song been part of all games since the September 11th terrorist attacks, it will only be heard in major league ballparks at the homer openers, Sunday and holidays games.Ref: 1
2003*Three days prior to Opening Day, the YES Network claims Cablevision has pulled out of a proposed deal signed 17 days ago which would have provided televised Yankee games nearly three million cable subscribers in the NYC metropolitan area. According to a YES Network press release, the giant cable company failed to sign a finalized version of the hand-written document that both parties exchanged on March 12, but Cablevision president ,James L. Dolan, said when YES sent him a revised typewritten draft two days later, the document contained alterations that he found unacceptable.Ref: 1
1794*Louvre opens to the public (although unofficially opened since August)Ref: 5
1837*Felix Mendelssohn marries Cécile Jeanrenaud.Ref: 5
1844 José Zorilla's "Don Juan Tenorio" premieres in Madrid.Ref: 5
1859*First performance of John Brahms' 1st Serenade for orchestra.Ref: 5
1865*Outdoor advertising legislation was enacted in New York State. The law banned “painting on stones, rocks and trees.” Of course, it didn’t say anything about painting on buildings, bridges, subway cars, etc.Ref: 4
1871*San Francisco Art Association holds opening reception at 430 PineRef: 5
1881 P.T. Barnum and James A. Bailey merge their circuses to form the 'Greatest Show on Earth.'Ref: 10
1896*The opera "Andrea Chenier" is produced (Milan).Ref: 5
1917 Puccini's "La Rondine" premieres in Monte Carlo.Ref: 5
1920*Actor Douglas Fairbanks marries actress Mary PickfordRef: 5
1924*WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions.Ref: 5
1927*Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St NYC.Ref: 5
1930*First performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston).Ref: 5
1939*Philip Barry's "Philadelphia Story" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1939*Hal Kemp and his orchestra recorded Three Little Fishies for Victor Records.Ref: 4
1941 Louella Parsons hosted Hollywood Premiere for the first time on CBS radio. The gossip columnist introduced famous guests who appeared in dramatized stories.Ref: 4
1944*Astrid Lindgren sprains ankle & begins writing Pippi LongstockingRef: 5
1944*WQXR radio in New York City, owned by The New York Times newspaper, banned singing commercials from its airwaves as of this day. Understandable, since the station has always been the classical music voice of Manhattan and there aren’t many classical singing commercials.Ref: 4
1948*2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts winsRef: 5
1953*7th Tony Awards: Crucible & Wonderful Town winRef: 5
1953*"New Faces (of 1952)" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 365 performances.Ref: 5
1954*8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon & Kismet win.Ref: 5
1967*Raymond Burr starred in a TV movie titled Ironside. The show, about a wheelchair-bound detective, became very popular as a weekly series in the fall of 1967. Burr, known to millions as determined lawyer, Perry Mason (a past TV hit), played the part of Robert Ironside in the new show. He was joined by characters, Detective Sgt. Ed Brown (Don Galloway), Eve Whitfield (Barbara Anderson), Mark Sanger (Don Mitchell) and Commissioner Dennis Randall (Gene Lyons).Ref: 4
1967*"Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances.Ref: 5
1970*Joe Cocker played his first American concert. He entertained fans at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East in New York City.Ref: 4
1971*25th Tony Awards: Sleuth & Company winRef: 5
1974*A streaker (i.e.: someone running around naked), ran onto the set of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. The clever NBC censors decided to blackout the lower half of the TV screen on the videotape to prevent an ‘X’ rating.Ref: 4
1974*Rock group Raspberries break up.Ref: 5
1974*The group, Blue Swede, received a gold record for the single, Hooked on a Feeling. As payback for tormenting listeners worldwide with the introduction of “ooga-chocka, ooga-chocka,” when the group played their gold record, they heard the original B.J. Thomas version of Hooked on a Feeling. They were so excited by this development, they ooga-chocka’d all night long.Ref: 4
1977*49th Academy Awards: "Rocky", Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway winRef: 5
1979 Lazarus & Vosburgh's "Day in Hollywood & night in Ukraine" premieresRef: 5
1981*The group, Blondie, featuring Debbie Harry, received a gold record for the tune, Rapture. At the time, the pop-rock hit was perched at the top of the pop music charts. Blondie had eight charted hits. Four of them were million sellers, beginning with their first release, Heart of Glass in 1979. Four of the eight hits were number one on the charts, as well.Ref: 4
1982*12th Easter Seal Telethon raises $19,500,000.Ref: 5
1985*Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" premieres in New York NYRef: 5
1985*Roger Waters of Pink Floyd made radio history. His Radio City Music Hall concert in New York was broadcast live using a new high-tech sound system called ‘holophonics’. It is said to have recreated the stage experience in amazing detail.Ref: 4
1985*Bill Cosby broke more records with The Cosby Show on NBC-TV. The program was the highest-rated program of any network series since 1983. It was also the first show in over a decade to nab the top Nielsen Ratings from the Academy Awards presentation (seen the same night). The Cosby Show became the highest-rated series since 1978 when Mork and Mindy, starring Robin Williams and Pam Dawber, premiered on ABC.Ref: 4
1986*More than 6,000 radio stations of all format varieties (even Muzak) played We are the World simultaneously at 10:15 a.m. EST. The promotion became part of the biggest participatory event in history by linking a human chain of millions of people from sea to sea. Ken Kragen was the promotion genius behind the plan that raised millions of dollars and created awareness for the African famine relief project.Ref: 4
1992*6th American Comedy Awards: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal.Ref: 5
1993*13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins.Ref: 5
1995*Julia Roberts & Lyle Lovett split-upRef: 5
1996*"Seven Guitars" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC.Ref: 5
1997*"City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TVRef: 5
1468*Charles I Duke of Savoy, is born.Ref: 5
1472*Fra Bartolomeo monk, Florentine Renaissance painter, is born.Ref: 5
1483*Raphael Urbino Italy, painter (School of Athens), is born.Ref: 5
1515*Theresa of Avila/Teresa de Jesus Spanish mystic writer/saint, is born.Ref: 5
1592*Jan Amos Komensky [Comenius] Moravian educational reformer, is born.Ref: 5
1603*Stephan Otto composer, is born.Ref: 5
1615 Pieter de Groot Dutch regent/diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1621*Heinrich Schwemmer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1643*Jose Solana composer, is born.Ref: 5
1652*(Salem Witch Trials) Samuel Sewall, British colonial merchant and one of the Salem witch trial judges, is born.Ref: 2
1660*Arnold Houbraken Dutch schilder/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1660*Georg Ludwig German monarch of Hanover/King George I of Great Britain, is born.Ref: 5
1674*William Byrd, American planter, satirist, and diarist, is born.Ref: 70
1727 Maximilian III Jozef Elector of Bayern (1745-77), is born.Ref: 5
1729*Pieter Fouquet Dutch art seller (Atlas of Fouquet), is born.Ref: 5
1731*Rámon de la Cruz Spanish playwright/interpreter, is born.Ref: 5
1737*Francesco Zannetti composer, is born.Ref: 5
1741*Johann Andre composer, is born.Ref: 5
1749*Pierre Simon de Laplace, mathematician and astronomer, is born.Ref: 62
1750*Francisco A G de Miranda Venezuelan freedom fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1760*Thomas Clarkson English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation), is born.Ref: 5
1766*Joseph Weigl Austria composer/conductor (Emmeline), is born.Ref: 5
1770*Sophie Mereau writer, is born.Ref: 5
1779*Angelo Maria Benincori composer, is born.Ref: 5
1793*Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, American explorer and ethnologist; discovered source of Mississippi River, is born.Ref: 70
1799*Karl Adolph von Basedow German artist (Ziekte van Basedow), is born.Ref: 5
1806 Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele Governor-General of Netherland Indies (1861-66), is born.Ref: 5
1811*St. John Neumann, Bohemian-born American bishop canonized the first American male saint in 1977, is born.Ref: 70
1817*Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras composer, is born.Ref: 5
1818*Wade Hampton, Charleston SC, Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), died in 1902, is born.Ref: 5
1836*Frederick Pabst, brewer, is born in Saxony, Germany.Ref: 68
1840*Mehemed Emin Pasja German explorer/Governor (Equatoria), is born.Ref: 5
1853*Rudolf Kittel German theologist (Psalms), is born.Ref: 5
1859*Joséphin Péladan French writer/founder (French Rosicrucians), is born.Ref: 5
1862*Aristide Briand France, premier (1909-22) (Nobel 1926), is born.Ref: 5
1868*Maxim Gorky [Aleksei Peshikov], Russia, writer, playwright (The Lower Depths, Night Asylum), is born.Ref: 68
1868*Cuno Amiet Swiss painter, is born.Ref: 5
1868*Wojciech Gawronski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1871*Willem Mengelberg Utrecht Netherlands, conductor (New York Philharmonic 1922-30), is born.Ref: 5
1872*José Sanjurjo y Sacanell Spanish General (Morocco), is born.Ref: 5
1880*Rosina Lhévinne Kiev Ukraine, pianist/professor (Juilliard Graduate School), is born.Ref: 5
1883*William H Harris composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas composer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Jaroslav Novotny composer, is born.Ref: 5
1887*Rudolf F W Boskaljon Curaçao, musician/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1890*Paul Whiteman, Denver CO, orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Karel Cruysberghs Flemish author, is born.Ref: 5
1891*Peter Suhrkamp German publisher (Suhrkamp Verlag), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Paul Whiteman, US musician, bandleader, is born.Ref: 17
1895*James McCudden, the first RAF pilot to receive the Victoria Cross, is born.Ref: 2
1895*Spencer W Kimball 12th prophet of Mormon churchRef: 5
1895 Christian Herter is born.Ref: 10
1899*August Busch, the American businessman who built Anheuser-Busch into the world's largest brewery, is born.Ref: 70
1900*Achille Longo composer, is born.Ref: 5
1900*Robert Harris actor (Big Caper, Laughing Anne), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Dame Flora Robson South Shields England, actress (Dominique is Dead, The Years Between), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Paul Godwin [Goldfein], Polish/Dutch violinist, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Rudolf Serkin Eger Bohemia, pianist (Marlboro School of Music), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Fosco Giachetti Livorno Italy, actor (Wastrel, We the Living), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Marlin Perkins Carthage MO, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Pandro S Berman film producer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Joseph Wright Canada, oarsman (Olympics-gold-1928), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Robert (Bob) Allen actor (Texas Rangers), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Irving (Paul) ‘Swifty’ Lazar Hollywood talent agent to the stars: Humphrey Bogart, Cole Porter, Lillian Hellman, Ernest Hemingway; is born.Ref: 4
1907*Herbert "Herb" Hall clarinetist/saxophonist, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Joan Crawford [Lucille Fay LeSueur] San Antonio TX, actress (Mildred Pierce, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?), is born.Ref: 68
1909*Nelson Algren, American novelist (The Man with the Golden Arm, A Walk on the Wild Side), is born.Ref: 2
1910*Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark, is born.Ref: 5
1910 Dennis O'Keefe is born.Ref: 10
1911*Myfanwy Piper librettist, is born.Ref: 5
1912*A[rthur] Bertram Chandler UK, sci-fi author (Empress of Outer Space), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Onoe Shoroku II, Japanese actor and interpreter of kabuki plays, is born.Ref: 70
1914*Edmund Sixtus Muskie (Gov, Sen-Democrat-ME), US Secretary of State (1980), Democratic nominee for vice-president [1968 w/Hubert Humphrey]; is born.Ref: 5
1914*Bohumil Hrabal writer, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Frank Lovejoy Bronx NY, actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Jay Livingston composer (Buttons & Bows, Mona Lisa, Tammy), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Birth of Kurt Aland, New Testament textual scholar. He co-edited the two most definitive modern critical editions of the Greek Scriptures: the United Bible Society's "Greek New Testament" and Eberhard Nestle's "Novum Testamentum Graece."Ref: 5
1918*Youly Algaroff ballet dancer, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Vic (Victor John Angelo) Raschi baseball: pitcher: NY Yankees [World Series: 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953/all-star: 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952], SL Cardinals, KC Athletics; is born.Ref: 4
1919*Jacob Avshalomov Tsingtao China, composer (Sinfonietta, The Oregon), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Gene Chappie (Representative-Republican-CA, 1981-86), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Lord Butterfield is born.Ref: 5
1921*Dirk Bogarde (Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde) actor: The Damned, Death in Venice, The Vision, A Bridge Too Far, Night Flight from Moscow; is born in Hampstead London England.Ref: 17
1923*Thad Jones (Thaddeus Joseph Jones) musician: trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn: played with Count Basie, Thelonious Monk; bandleader: Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra; composer: A Child is Born; is born.Ref: 4
1924*Freddie Bartholomew (Frederick Llewellyn March), Dublin Ireland, actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Gerhart Fritsch writer, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Peter Baer artist/printmaker, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Innokenti Smoktunovsky actor (Bely Prazdnik, Zakoldovannye), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Francis Burt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Zbigniew Brzezinski is born in Warsaw Poland. He was the national security advisor under President Carter.Ref: 5
1928*Jose Luis de Delas composer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Aubrey J Watson Sr bishop, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Frederick Exley, American novelist (A Fan's Notes), is born.Ref: 2
1930*Jerome Isaac Friedman, American physicist, helped confirm the existence of quarks, is born.Ref: 2
1930*Eric Dixon musician: saxophonist/flutist: Count Basie orchestraRef: 4
1930*Bill Anthony jazz musician: bass: played with Stan GetzRef: 4
1930*Amelia Rosselli poet, is born.Ref: 5
1930*George Bruce painter, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Robert Ashley composer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Sven Oskar Lindqvist Swedish writer (Myten om Wu Tao-tzu), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Frank Murkowski (Senator-Republican-AK), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Siegfried Thiele composer, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Birth of Bill Gaither, contemporary Gospel songwriter and vocal artist. Together with his wife Gloria, he wrote some of the most popular Christian songs of the 1960s-1970s, including "Because He Lives," "The King is Coming," "The Longer I Serve Him" and "Something Beautiful."Ref: 5
1936*Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian novelist (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, Death in the Andes).Ref: 2
1940*(Long Island) J Michael Plumb Islip NY, equestrian (Olympics-2 gold/4 silver-1976,84), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Kevin Loughery NBA star/coach (Baltimore, Philadelphia), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Charlie McCoy Oak Hill WV, harmonica player (Hee Haw), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Jim Turner football: NY Jets kicker: Super Bowl III, Denver Broncos kicker: Super Bowl XII, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Alf Clausen Minneapolis MN, orchestra leader (Mary, Simpsons), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Jerry Sloan basketball: Evansville (Indiana) College, Baltimore Bullets, Chicago Bulls; coach: Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Brian Jones [Lewis B Hopkin] Cheltenham Gloucestershire England, pop guitarist (Rolling Stones), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Neil Kinnock Wales, leader of the British opposition (Labour), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Samuel Ramey Colby KS, bass (La Scala), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Mike Newell director (Bad Blood, Awakening, Amazing Grace & Chuck), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Richard Eyre British director (National Theatre), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Conchata Ferrell, actress: L.A. Law, Hearts Afire, A Peaceable Kingdom, McClain’s Law, Hot L Baltimore, E/R, B.J. and the Bear, The Buccaneers, True Romance, Mystic Pizza, Edward Scissorhands, Deadly Hero, is born in Charleston WV.Ref: 4
1944*Ken Howard, El Centro CA, actor (Ken-White Shadow, Dynasty, 1776), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Rick Barry ABA/NBA forward (New York Nets, Golden State Warriors), is born in Elizabeth NJ.Ref: 5
1945*Chuck Portz Santa Monica CA, bassist (Turtles-Happy Together), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Hans Brunhart leader of Liechtenstein (1978-93), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Richard Sussman rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Barry Miles musician: drums, keyboards: group: Silverlight; Roberta Flack’s musical director, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Bruce Gilbert producer (China Syndrome, 9 to 5, On Golden Pond), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Sam Lacey basketball: New Mexico State Univ., Sacramento Kings, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Dianne Wiest, Kansas City MO, actress (Radio Days, Hannah & Her Sisters, Footloose), is born.Ref: 5
1948*John Evans [Evan] rock drummer (Jethro Tull, Blades-A Song for Jeffrey), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Wubbo J Ockels Almelo Netherlands, astronaut (STS 22), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Ronnie Ray Smith sprinter: 1968 Olympics gold medal winner: 4-by-100 meter relay [w/Charles Greene, Melvin Pender & Jim Hines], is born.Ref: 4
1949*Milan Williams, musician: keyboards, drums, trombone, guitar: group: Commodores: Machine Gun, Just to be Close to You, Sweet Love, Easy, Sail On, Three Times a Lady, Still, Nightshift, is bornRef: 4
1953*Nydia M Velazquez (Representative-Democrat-NY, 1993- ), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Reba (Nell) McEntire, McAlester OK, country singer (Can't Even Get the Blues), is born. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 5
1956*Evelin Jahl German Democratic Republic, discus thrower (Olympics-2 gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Harvey Glance Phoenix City AL, 4x100 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Bart Wayne Conner Morton Grove IL, gymnast (Olympics-2 gold-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Petra Delhees Jauch Switzertand, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1959*Todd Curtis actor (Capitol, Skip-Young & Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Byron Scott NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Ged Grimes [Danny Wilson], rocker (Mary's Prayer), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Bernice King daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., is born.Ref: 5
1963*Therese Washtock Vancouver British Columbia, 3 day equestrian (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Salt (Cheryl James) Grammy Award-winning rap singer: duo: Salt-N-Pepa: None of Your Business [1994]; Push It, LP: Hot, Cool & Vicious, is born.Ref: 4
1965*Jeff Beukeboom Ajax, NHL defenseman (New York Rangers), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Jason Garrett NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Nathalie Herreman France, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1966*Serge Djelloul hockey defenseman (Team France 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1967*David Lang NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Ed[ward] Grose Juneau AK, rower (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Shawn Boskie Hawthorne NV, pitcher (California Angels), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Chad Biafore hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Dennis Postlewait Jacksonville NC, Nike golfer (1994 Wichita Open), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Max Perlich actor (JH Brodie-Homicide), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Teee Williams Los Angeles CA, volleyball outside hitter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Cheryl "Salt" James rocker (Salt 'n' Pepa-Shake Ya Thang), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Craig Paquette Long Beach CA, infielder (Kansas City Royals), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Earnest Stewart soccer player (Willem II), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Elliot Perry NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Scottie Graham NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Cheryl "Salt" James rocker (Salt 'n' Pepa-Shake Ya Thang), is born.Ref: 5
1970*James Johnson NFL/WLAF running back (Tampa Buccaneers, Frankfurt Galaxy), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Jason B Gailes Taunton MA, rower (Olympics-silver-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Shawn Price NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Damien Marsh Georgia, Australian 100 meter/200 meter swimmer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Wesley Person NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Derek West offensive tackle (Indpls Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Jonathan Edwards Boston MA, doubles luger (Olympics-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Keith Tkachuk Melrose MA, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix, USA), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Michael Smith NBA forward (Sacramento Kings), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Mike Morton linebacker (Oakland Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Shannon Mitchell NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1974*K C Jones NFL center (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Angelo Garcia Brooklyn NY, singer (Menudo-Cannonball), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Nafisa Joseph Miss India-Universe (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Juli Keech Miss South Dakota Teen-USA (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Cara Lewis Miss Mississippi Teen-USA (1997)Ref: 5
193*Publius Helvius Pertinax Roman Emperor (192-93), is assassinated.Ref: 5
593*Guntram French king in Burgundy, dies at about 67.Ref: 5
1134*Stefanus Harding 3rd abbott of Cîteaux/saint, dies.Ref: 5
1285*Martinus IV [Simon de Brion], Pope (1281-85), dies.Ref: 5
1566 Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein Austrian diplomat, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1673*Adam Pijnacker Dutch landscape painter/etcher, buried at 51.Ref: 5
1677*Wenzel Hollar Bohemia cartoonist/etcher, dies at about 69.Ref: 5
1687*Constantine Huygens diplomat/poet/composer (Bluebottles), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1701*Domenico Guidi Italian sculptor, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1712*Jan van der Heyden Dutch inventor (street lantern), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1712*75 Jan van der Heyden 3/5/1637 3/28/1712 Dutch painter of cityscapesRef: 70
1758*Jonathan Edwards US theologist (Great Awakening), dies at 54.Ref: 5
1799*Etta L J "baronne" Palm-Aelders Dutch adventurer/spy, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1801*Ralph Abercromby English army commander (North Holland), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1818*Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1840*Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier Swiss mathematician, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1847*Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1849*Stephan L Endlicher Austrian priest/botany, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1856*Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov composer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1860*Johann Ludwig Bohner composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1863*James Cooper US attorney/senator/Union-Brigadier-General, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1865*Albert G Bilders Dutch landscape painter, dies at 26.Ref: 5
1868*James Thomas Brudenell 7th earl of Cardigan, dies at about 70.Ref: 5
1877*Vincenzo Fioravanti composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1880*Achille Peri composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1880 Eelco Refer linguistic (Oera Linda Book?), dies at 49.Ref: 5
1881*Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky composer, dies at 42.Ref: 5
1885*Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman composer, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1887*Ditler G Monrad Danish bishop/premier (1863- ), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1889*Matilde "Tillie" Ziegler killed by husband William Kemmler.Ref: 5
1896*E Rundle Charles writer, dies.Ref: 5
1907*Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1908*John Eliot English meteorology, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1910*Edouard [Judas] Colonne French violinist/conductor, dies.Ref: 5
1914*Hanus Trnecek composer, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1917*Albert Pinkham Ryder artist: The Race Track, Toilers of the Sea, Siefried and the Rhine Maidens; known for his layered paintings of the sea; dies.Ref: 4
1920*Tornado hits Chicago 28 dead.Ref: 10
1926 Louis Phillippe-Robert duc d'Orleans dies.Ref: 10
1927*Karl Prohaska composer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1928*Giuseppe Ferrata composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1929*In London, renowned Baptist clergyman and devotional author F. B. Meyer dies at age 81.Ref: 5
1929*Katharine Lee Bates, American author and educator; wrote "America the Beautiful", dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1941*English novelist Virginia Woolf, 59, throws herself into the River Ouse near her home in Sussex. Her body is never found.Ref: 2
1942 Herman A van Karnebeek Dutch foreign minister (1918-27), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1942*Miguel Hernadez Gilabert Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), dies at 31.Ref: 5
1943*Composer Sergei Vasilyevichi Rachmaninoff dies in Beverly Hills at age 69.Ref: 68
1944*Stephen Leacock humorist: Literary Lapses, Nonsense Novels, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town; dies at age 75.Ref: 4
1944*Rabbi Chayyim Most Maggid of Kovono, killed by Nazis.Ref: 5
1947*Rudolph Hermann Simonsen composer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1949*Grigoras Dinicu composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1950*George Kelly is hanged for the shooting death of a Liverpool theater manager in 1949. His conviction is overturned in June of 2003 after a confession of another man was found in the files. The confession was never presented at Kelly's trial, nor shown to Kelly's lawyer. No explanation was given. (USA Today, p 9A, 6/11/2003)Ref: 13
1950*Georgine M "May" Basting actress (Occupier), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1953*Jim Thorpe Olympic gold medalist: decathlon, pentathlon, [Stockholm: 1912]; baseball: NY Giants, Boston Braves; football: All-American; president of what became the NFL; dies at age 64.Ref: 68
1954*Kaare Klint, Danish architect and furniture designer, dies at age 65.Ref: 70
1954*Francis B Young British physician/writer (In South Africa), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1956*Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup vocalist, dies of a heart attack.Ref: 5
1957*Christopher Morley, American novelist and columnist for the Saturday Review (1924-41), dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1957*Jack Butler Yeats, Irish painter, dies at age 85.Ref: 5
1958*W.C. (William Christopher) Handy composer: ‘Father of the Blues’: St. Louis Blues; dies at age 84.Ref: 5
1958*Chuck Klein Philadelphia Phillie homerun hitter, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1960*Scotch factory explodes burying 20 firefighters (Glasgow Scotland)Ref: 5
1960*Ian Keith US actor (Ramses I-10 Commandments), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1963*Alec A Templeton composer/pianist (Alec Templeton Time), dies at 52.Ref: 5
1965*VAA Mary English princess, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1969*Dwight D Eisenhower, 34th President/General (WWII), dies at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington DC at age 78.Ref: 5
1970*1,086 die when 7.3 earthquake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey).Ref: 5
1971*Felix Wolfes composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1973*Hakuun Yasutani Zen teacher/co-founder (Sanbo Kyodan), dies.Ref: 5
1974*Dorothy Fields US singer (Way you Look Tonight), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1974*Françoise Rosay actress (Interlude, Women in Prison), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1975*Renzo Massarani composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1976*Richard Arlen (Van Mattimore) movie actor: Road to Nashville, Johnny Reno, Apache Uprising, Sex and the College Girl, Buffalo Bill Rides Again, Island of Lost Souls; dies.Ref: 4
1979*Emmett Kelly Sedan KS, circus clown (Weary Willie), dies at age 80.Ref: 4
1980*Dick (Richard Benjamin) Haymes singer: I’ll Get By, It Can’t Be Wrong, You’ll Never Know, Till the End of Time, Mamselle, Little White Lies; actor: State Fair, All Ashore, Irish Eyes are Smiling; dies.Ref: 4
1980*Dick Haymes actor (Real Life, Betrayal), dies.Ref: 5
1980*Jesse Owens (Olympics-gold-36), dies in Tucson AZ at the age of 66.Ref: 5
1983*Ank [Anna M] van der Moer actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1983*Martinus A Jansen bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1984*Kenneth Whitty, first Secretary at British Embassy in Athens, shot dead.Ref: 5
1984*Carmen Dragon classical music conductor, bandleader; father of singer, ‘Captain’ Daryl Dragon; dies.Ref: 4
1985*Nand Baert Belgian radio/tv-host, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1985*Marc Chagall, French painter and designer, dies at age 97.Ref: 70
1986*Victor J Lopez actor (Chuey-Man From Atlantis), dies at 39.Ref: 5
1986*Virginia Gilmore actress (Jennie, Western Union), dies.Ref: 5
1986*Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India.Ref: 5
1987*Patrick Troughton actor (Dr Who-Dr Who), dies at 56Ref: 5
1987*Maria von Trapp, whose life inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music," dies in Morrisville VT, at age 82.Ref: 70
1990*Helene Fortescu Reynolds actress (Bermuda Mystery), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1991*Carlos Montalban actor (Bananas), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1992*Wendell Mayes writer, dies of cancer at 72.Ref: 5
1994*Eugene Ionesco playwright: The Bald Soprano, The Chairs; dies at age 84.Ref: 68
1994 Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killedRef: 5
1994*Albert Goldman US biographer (Lives of John Lennon), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1994*John Logan Gorlay journalist, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1995*Hugh Edward R O'Connor actor (In the Heat of the Night), ODs at 32.Ref: 5
1995*Jack Regan broadcaster, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1995*Vivienne Byerley publicist, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1996*Barbara McLean film Editor, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1996*Charles Barnet "Roscoe" Harvey soldier, dies at 95.Ref: 5
1996 David Band banker, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1996 Edith Fowke folklorist, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1996*Hans Blumenberg philosopher, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1996*James Herbert Lloyd Morrell bishop, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1996*Ken Dibbs actor (Suddenly, Party Girl, High Society), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1996*Shin Kanemaru Vice President of Japan (1986-87), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1996 Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith British bibliophile, dies at 87Ref: 5
1996*David Band banker, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1997*A medical examiner revealed that some of the Heaven's Gate cult who'd committed suicide in a California mansion had also been castrated in an apparent pursuit of the group's ideal of androgynous immortality. (XDG, p. 4A, 3/28./2002)Ref: 83
1999*Eugene Ionesco France, dramatist (Rhinoceros), dies.Ref: 68
2004*Actor Peter Ustinov dies at age 82 or heart failure in Geneva, Switzerland. (Dayton Daily News, p A2, 3/30/2004) 

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