Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
March 31st

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1084*Anti-pope Clemens crowns German emperor Hendrik IVRef: 5
1492*King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain issue an edict expelling Jews from Spanish soil, except for those willing to convert to Christianity.Ref: 5
1521 Magelhaes takes possession of Homohon, Archipelago of St Lazarus.Ref: 5
1553*Edward VI dissolves Parliament at Whitehall. 
1644*Pope Urbanus VIII & duke of Parma signs Peace of FerraraRef: 5
1651*Great earthquake at Cuzco PeruRef: 5
1657*English Humble Petition offers Lord Protector Cromwell the crownRef: 5
1667*France/England sign anti-Dutch military accordRef: 5
1745*Jews are expelled from PragueRef: 5
1774*Parliament passes the Boston Port Act, closing the port to all trade as of June 1. This is the first of Britain's coercive acts. 
1776*Abigail Adams writes to husband John that women are "determined to foment a rebellion" if the new Declaration of Independence fails to guarantee their rights.Ref: 2
1790*In Paris, France, Maximilien Robespierre is elected president of the Jacobin Club.Ref: 2
1808*French created Kingdom of Westphalia orders Jews to adopt family namesRef: 5
1831*Québec & Montréal incorporate.Ref: 5
1831 Mainzer Rijnvaart Convention ends.Ref: 5
1840*A 10 hr workday established for federal public works employees.Ref: 51
1849*Colonel John W Geary arrives as first postmaster of San Francisco.Ref: 5
1850*US population hits 23,191,876 (Black population: 3,638,808 (15.7%)).Ref: 5
1854*In Tokyo, Japan, Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, representing the U.S. government, signs the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Japanese government, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakotade to American trade and permitting the establishment of a U.S. consulate in Japan.Ref: 3
1868 Chinese Embassy arrives aboard steamship China.Ref: 5
1870*Thomas P Mundy became 1st black to vote in US (Perth Amboy NJ)Ref: 5
1870*Sojourner Truth and President Grant meet in Washington DC. The exact content of the meeting is unknown, but Sojourner's agenda included thanks and appreciation for the passage of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution the previous day. (Claflin, Edward, "Sojourner Truth and the Struggle For Freedom", 1987, ISBN 0-8120-3919-X) 
1875*Greene County [Ohio] Commissioners, alarmed at the overcrowding at the 1843 Greene County Courthouse, ordered that an extention be built onto the existing structure. (XDG, p 7, 6/10/2003)Ref: 83
1877 British high director/Governor sir Bartle Frere arrives in Capetown.Ref: 5
1880*The first electric street lights ever installed by a municipality were turned on in beautiful Wabash, IN.Ref: 4
1883 Utrecht begins water pipe system.Ref: 5
1885*Great Britain declares Bechuanaland a protectorateRef: 5
1889*The Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opens on the Left Bank as part of the Exhibition of 1889. French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel unfurled the French tricolor from atop the Eiffel Tower, officially marking its completion.Ref: 2
1900*The W.E. Roach Company is the first automobile company to advertise in a national magazine.Ref: 4
1905 Crisis in Morocco. Wilhelm II Germany lands in Tangier but fails to break Anglo-French agreement.Ref: 5
1907 Romanian Army puts down Moldavian farmers' revoltRef: 5
1913*Record day for immigrants to America 6,745 people arrive at Ellis Island, NY.Ref: 10
1917*US purchases Danish West Indies for $25M from Denmark & renames them Virgin IslandsRef: 5
1918*Daylight saving time went into effect throughout the United States for the first time.Ref: 4
1919*Strike against Ruhrgebied government of Scheidemann.Ref: 5
1920*British parliament accept Irish "Home Rule"-lawRef: 5
1921*Great Britain declares a state of emergency because of the thousands of coal miners on strike.Ref: 2
1921*Independence of Mongolia.Ref: 10
1922 Prince Hendrik opens trade fair building in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1924*London public transport strike endsRef: 5
1924*Croydon Airport; first British air company merger Imperial Airways Ltd established.Ref: 5
1926 German Special Court of Justice for state security disbandsRef: 5
1932*Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine.Ref: 5
1933*Congress authorizes the Civilian Conservation Corps to relieve rampant unemployment.Ref: 2
1933*1st newspaper published on pine pulp paper, "Soperton News" (Georgia).Ref: 5
1933*German Republic gives power to HitlerRef: 5
1939*Britain and France agree to support Poland if Germany threatens to invade.Ref: 2
1940 Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes 12th Soviet republic (until 1956)Ref: 5
1940*La Guardia airport in New York officially opens to the public.Ref: 2
1941*Ground broken for Union Square Garage, San FranciscoRef: 5
1943*Newly built gas chamber/crematory II opens at Auschwitz.Ref: 35
1945*The United States and Britain bar a Soviet supported provisional regime in Warsaw from entering the U.N. meeting in San Francisco.Ref: 2
1946 Belgian government of Acker, formsRef: 5
1948 The Soviet Union begins controlling the Western trains headed toward Berlin.Ref: 2
1948*Congress passes Marshall Aid Act to rehabilitate war-torn Europe.Ref: 5
1949*Winston Churchill declares that the A-bomb was the only thing that kept the Soviet Union from taking over Europe.Ref: 2
1949*Newfoundland entered the confederation as Canada's 10th province.Ref: 70
1953*UN Security Council nominates Dag Hammarskjöld Secretary-General.Ref: 5
1953*Department of Health, Education & Welfare established.Ref: 5
1954*US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs CO, established.Ref: 5
1954*The USSR offers to join NATO.Ref: 5
1955 Chase National (3rd largest bank) & Bank of the Manhattan Company (15th largest bank) merge to form Chase Manhattan.Ref: 5
1955*US Assay Office in Seattle WA closes.Ref: 5
1958*US Navy forms atomic sub division.Ref: 5
1958*USSR suspends nuclear weapons tests, & urges US & Britain to do same.Ref: 5
1959*Dalai Lama flees China & is granted political asylum in India.Ref: 72
1960 The South African government declares a state of emergency after demonstrations lead to the deaths of more than 50 Africans.Ref: 2
1961*Aklilou Habtewold becomes 1st premier of EthiopiaRef: 5
1963*Los Angeles ends streetcar service after 90 years.Ref: 5
1964*President Jango Goulart of Brazil is chased out of office by military.Ref: 5
1966*Labour Party wins British parliamentary electionRef: 5
1967*President Lyndon Johnson signs the Consular Treaty, the first bi-lateral pact with the Soviet Union since the Bolshevik Revolution.Ref: 2
1968*President Johnson stuns the country by announcing he would not run for another term of office.Ref: 5
1971 South Africa national debt hits 5.45 billionRef: 5
1971*(My Lai) William Calley is sentenced to life for his role at My Lai.Ref: 43
1976*The New Jersey Supreme Court rules that coma patient Karen Anne Quinlan could be disconnected from her respirator. (Quinlan, who remained comatose, died in 1985.)Ref: 5
1980*President Jimmy Carter deregulates the banking industry.Ref: 2
1982 Arkas tanker at Montz LA, spills 1.47 million gallons of oilRef: 5
1984*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1985*El Salvador's President Duartes Christian-Democrats win electionRef: 5
1988 Last East Limburg coal mine closes in Gent, BelgiumRef: 5
1989*(Trump) Donald Trump purchases Eastern's Northeast Shuttle.Ref: 5
1990*There are violent riots against the new British Poll Tax in LondonRef: 5
1991 Albania offers a multi-party election for the first time in 50 years.Ref: 2
1991 The Warsaw Pact spent the last day of its existence as a military alliance.Ref: 64
1991 Soviet Republic of Georgia endorsed independence; Warsaw Pact dissolves.Ref: 5
1992*Federation Treaty signed by all autonomous republics except Chechnya & TatarstanRef: 89
1992*The U.N. Security Council voted to ban flights and arms sales to Libya, branding it a terrorist state for shielding six men accused of blowing up Pan Am Flight 103 and a French airliner.Ref: 70
1993*Lou Gerstner was approved as IBM's next chairman at a salary of $3.5 million in 1993-$2 million in base salary and a $1.5 million bonus for reaching performance goals. At about the same time that 2,500 IBM employees in New York were given layoff notices.Ref: 3
1996*Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced a halt to combat operations in Chechnya, limited troop withdrawals and a willingness to hold indirect talks with the rebels' leader.Ref: 64
1996*Radio Canada International's final shortwave broadcast.Ref: 5
1996*Stargazers across the country scanned the skies in hopes of seeing Hyakutake, the brightest comet to pass by the Earth in two decades.Ref: 6
1999*Four New York City police officers were charged with murder for killing Amadou Diallo, an unarmed African immigrant, in a hail of bullets (the officers were later acquitted).Ref: 70
2000*The U.N. Security Council decided to let Iraq spend more money to repair its oil industry - an investment intended to boost the amount of food and medicine Baghdad could buy through the U.N. humanitarian program.Ref: 64
1896*Whitcomb Judson, Chicago IL, patents a hookless fastening (zipper)Ref: 5
1903*Richard Pearse flies monoplane several hundred yards (New Zealand)Ref: 5
1946*Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corp. founded, PhilaRef: 62
1952*Alan Turing's trial instigated when police learned of his sexual relationship with a young Manchester man. He is ulitmately found guilty and loses his security clearance. 
1966*Luna 10 - USSR Lunar Orbiter is currently in a lunar orbit.Ref: 40
1978*USSR launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satelliteRef: 5
1996*Space Shuttle STS 76 (Atlantis 16), landsRef: 5
1997*Pioneer 10's mission officially ends (it started on March 30th, 1972) but occassional data is still received by NASA.Ref: 3
1504*France & Spain signs ceasefire.Ref: 5
1683 Emperor Leopold I/Poland signs covenant against Turkey.Ref: 5
1779 Russia and Turkey sign a treaty by which they promise to take no military action in the Crimea.Ref: 2
1814*Forces allied against Napoleon capture Paris FranceRef: 5
1861*Confederacy takes over mint at New OrleansRef: 5
1862*Skirmishing between Rebels and Union forces takes place at Island 10 on the Mississippi River.Ref: 2
1865*General Pickett moves to Five Forks, abandoning the defense of Peterburg.Ref: 5
1865*Battle of Boydton, Virginia (White Oaks Roads, Dinwiddie Court House).Ref: 5
1900*Brigadier-General Broadwoods troops fall into guerrilla hands.Ref: 5
1916*Melancourt taken by Germans in Verdun Battle.Ref: 38
1916*Dutch government ends all military engagements.Ref: 5
1916*General John Pershing and his army rout Pancho Villa's army in Mexico.Ref: 2
1917*Russian Foreign Minister, Miliukov, promises that Russia would fight on.Ref: 90
1941*German merchant ships Muenchen and Hermouthis are scuttled by their crews to avoid capture by RCN armed merchant cruiser Prince Henry, which intercepted them off Peru. 
1941*Germany begins a counter offensive in North Africa.Ref: 35
1942*Dangerous Japanese and German aliens were moved to a new internment camp in a canyon behind the Sharp Park Golf Course. Armed Border Patrol guards surround the new facility. Gen. DeWitt says eight more enemy alien reception centers, to hold 37,000 persons, will be built in Marysville, Sacramento, Stockton, Turlock, Merced, Fresno, Pinedale, and Tulare.Ref: 37
1942*The San Francisco News reports Joe Di Maggio's elderly parents might be evacuated from San Francisco as enemy aliens.Ref: 37
1942*(2:00 AM) Operation Performance begins. Ten British-chartered Norwegian ships begin leaving Goteborg, Sweden, for Britain, loaded with special steels vital to the British war effort. Only two ships make it through the German blockade to Leith, Scotland, but bring a valuable 5,000 tons of cargo. 
1943*US errantly bombs Rotterdam, kills 326.Ref: 5
1944*Hungary orders all Jews to wear yellow stars.Ref: 5
1945*3rd Algerian division crosses the Rhine.Ref: 5
1945*US artillery lands on Keise Shima/begins firing on Okinawa.Ref: 5
1945*Maurice Rose first US General in Nazi Germany, killed in action at 45.Ref: 5
1945*Sicherheitsdienst murders 10 political prisoners in Zutphen.Ref: 5
1951*US tanks exceed 38º of latitude in Korea.Ref: 5
1954*The siege of Dien Bien Phu, the last French outpost in Vietnam, begins after the Viet Minh realize it cannot be taken by direct assault.Ref: 2
1965*US ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam.Ref: 5
1966*An estimated 200,000 anti-[VietNam] war demonstrators march in New York City.Ref: 2
1970*U.S. forces in Vietnam down a MIG-21, the first since September 1968.Ref: 2
1999*Three US Army soldiers are captured by Serb forces near the Yugoslav-Macedonia border. (Staff Sergeant Andrew Ramirez, Staff Sergeant Christopher Stone and Specialist Steven M. Gonzales were released more than a month later.)Ref: 70
1909*Baseball rules players who jump contracts are suspended for 5 yearsRef: 5
1923*Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) sweep Edmonton Eskimos (WCHL) in 2 gamesRef: 5
1935*Fusahige Suzuki runs world record marathon (2 :7 :9)Ref: 5
1958*Indians Gene Woodling, Dick Williams and Bud Daley are traded to the Orioles for Larry Doby and Don Ferrarese.Ref: 1
1959*The Pacific Coast League proposal to use a designated hitter is voted down by the Professional Baseball Rules Committee. Prompted by the Cubs' college of coaches, the committee also rules each team must name a manager 30 minutes prior to the game.Ref: 1
1968*The AmericanLeague's new franchise in Seattle chooses Pilots as its nickname.Ref: 1
1968*Mickey Wright wins LPGA Palm Beach County Golf OpenRef: 5
1968*Tony Jacklin became the first Englishman to win a modern-day U.S. golf tournament when he won the Greater Jacksonville Open.Ref: 4
1970*A bankruptcy referee granted the owner of the Seattle Pilots permission to sell the major-league baseball franchise to investors in Milwaukee, WI. The Pilots became the Milwaukee Brewers because the Milwaukee Braves had decided to move to Atlanta. Seattle then landed another American League franchise, the Mariners.Ref: 4
1972*Swimmer Mark Spitz was presented the Amateur Athletic Union’s coveted Sullivan Award as the outstanding amateur athlete of 1971. Spitz went on to Olympic heroics a few months later, winning seven gold medals.Ref: 4
1973*Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12-round split decision in San Diego CA. Ali had his jaw broken during the fight.Ref: 4
1973*Flyers score 8 goals in 1 period vs Islanders, on 60 shotsRef: 5
1975*37th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Kentucky 92-55; this is John Wooden's final game & UCLA's 10th NCAA championship in 12 yearsRef: 5
1976*The Cleveland Cavaliers clinch their first ever NBA playoff berth.Ref: 5
1978*Red Rum wins 3rd consecutive Grand National & retiresRef: 5
1980*Larry Holmes TKOs Leroy Jones in 8 for (WBC) heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1980*Mike Weaver KOs John Tate in 15 for (WBA) heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1980*Mustafa Muhammad win's the WBA light-heavyweight boxing title from Marvin Johnson in Knoxville TN, when the referee stops the fight in the 11th round.Ref: 97
1982*Rangers trade outfielder/first baseman Al Oliver to the Expos for outfielder/third baseman Larry Parrish and minor league first baseman Dave Hostetler.Ref: 1
1985 Wrestlemania I at Madison Square Garden New York, Hogan & Mr T beat Piper & Orndorf.Ref: 5
1985*4th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Old Dominion beats Georgia 70-65Ref: 5
1986*48th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Duke 72-69Ref: 5
1987*49th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Syracuse 74-73Ref: 5
1988*New York Islanders celebrate Denis Potvin nightRef: 5
1990 Dionisio Castro cycles world record 20 km (57:18.4).Ref: 5
1991*10th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Virginia 70-67Ref: 5
1991*20th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy AlcottRef: 5
1991*St Louis Blues Brett Hull scores his 86th goalRef: 5
1993*Bill White, the first black to serve as a league president, resigns from his NL post. The former Cardinal first baseman will remain at the job until March of 1994.Ref: 1
1994*Walkway from Cleveland's Tower City to Jacobs Field officially opens.Ref: 5
1994*The White Sox assign NBA superstar Michael Jordan to Birmingham Barons of the the Class AA Southern League.Ref: 1
1994*Mets trade hard-luck righthander Anthony Young to the Cubs for shortstop Jose Vizcaino. Young holds the major league record for the most consecutive losses by a pitcher.Ref: 1
1995*1st game at Coors Stadium Colorado (replacement Rockies beat Yankees 4-1).Ref: 5
1995*Baseball players agreed to end a 232-day strike after a judge granted a preliminary injunction against club owners.Ref: 70
1996 Wrestlemania XII: Shawn Michaels beats Brett Hart for WWF titleRef: 5
1996*For the first time in history, the major league season opens in March with Mariners beating the White Sox in 12 innings, 3-2.Ref: 1
1996*15th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Georgia 83-65Ref: 5
1996*25th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Patty SheehanRef: 5
1997*59th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Arizona beats Kentucky 84-79 (OT)Ref: 5
1998*In the longest scoreless opener in National League history pinch-hitter Alberto Castillo's single with two outs and the bases loaded gives the Mets a 1-0, 14-inning victory over the Phillies. The longest Opening Day game in major league history occurred in 1926 when the Senators blanked the Philadelphia A's in 15 innings, 1-0 .Ref: 1
1998*The World Series Championship banner is raised on Opening Day at the Florida Marlins Pro Player Stadium. Rings are presented during a pre-game ceremony on April 5.Ref: 86
1998*With a rare on-the-field appearance, Hank Aaron helps to mark Milwaukee's historic return to the Senior Circuit as the Brewers play their inaugural game as a National League team losing to the Braves at Turner Field, 2-1. Milwaukee is the first team since the inception of the American League in 1901 to switch leagues.Ref: 1
1998*The Tigers spoil the Devil Rays major league debut beating the AL's newest team, 6-2 at Tropicana Field in Tampa.Ref: 1
1998*In front of a sellout crowd of 47,484 at Bank One Ballpark, the Arizona Diamondback lose to the Rockies, 9-2. The seven run difference matches the '62 Mets and the '77 Mariners for the most-lopsided loss by an expansion team in their first game.Ref: 86
2003*On Opening Day for most of the clubs,, the web site of major league baseball, has more than 10 million hits setting a new record. The previous mark was set last season on the final day of online voting for All-Star game starters when 3.6 million visitors were attracted to the site.Ref: 1
2003*Substituting for his son, a former lefty first baseman at Yale, George Bush, throws the Great American Ball Park's ceremonial first pitch as the Reds make their debut in their new ballpark. The former president and the sell-out crowd of 42,263 flag-waving fans enjoy the patriotic pre-game ceremonies and then watch the Pirates rout Cincinnati, 10-1.Ref: 1
2003*At Shea Stadium, the Mets Opening Day lineup includes the first regular starting double play combination in major league history featuring natives from Puerto Rico. Second baseman Roberto Alomar and shortstop Rey Sanchez combine to make two twin killings as the Cubs drub New York, 15-2.Ref: 1
2003*Former Heisman Trophy Winner Paul Hornung apologizes for saying during a radio broadcast that his alma mater, Notre Dame, should "ease it up a little bit [to] get the black athelete". (XDG, p 4A, 4/01/2004)Ref: 83
1796*Johann Wolfgang von Goethes "Egmont" premieres in Weimar.Ref: 5
1808*Beethoven and others in all-star gala concert in Vienna honoring Joseph Haydn's 76th birthday.Ref: 10
1836 The first monthly installment of The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, by 24-year-old writer Charles Dickens, is published under the pseudonym Boz.Ref: 3
1841*First performance of Robert Schumann's 1st Symphony in B.Ref: 5
1883 First performance of César Franck's "Le Chasseur Maudit".Ref: 5
1906 George Bernard Shaw's German version of "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in Berlin.Ref: 5
1909*Gustav Mahler conducts New York Philharmonic for his first time.Ref: 5
1923*The first U.S. dance marathon, held in New York City, ended with Alma Cummings setting a world record of 27 hours on her feet.Ref: 70
1930 The Hays Office Opens For Business. Movie Studios adopt the Motion Picture Production Code. A watchdog committee is formed to be chaired by former Republican party chairman Will Hays. By 1935 the code will enforce a moral code on pictures- Kisses no longer than ten seconds and never lips apart. When couple is seen in bed, the man must keep one foot on the floor, etc.Ref: 73
1937*Phil Harris recorded one of his best-known songs in Los Angeles, CA. That’s What I Like About the South was recorded on a 78 RPM disk. Harris would move to TV stardom and continue as a popular vocalist during the 1950s with such hit songs as The Thing.Ref: 4
1943*The show, Away We Go, was renamed. The show opened at the St. James Theatre in New York City and, thanks to the talents of stars like Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts and Howard DeSilva, it became an instant hit. The show ran for 2,248 performances -- until 1948. The musical, which has grossed millions of dollars on stage and as a blockbuster movie was initially produced for the sum of $75,000. It is still legendary among musical productions -- especially after it was retitled Oklahoma!Ref: 4
1945*Tennessee Williams’ play, The Glass Menagerie, arrived on Broadway in New York City to become what critics and the public called the best play of the year.Ref: 4
1953 Cavalcade of America was heard for the final time on network radio. It had been the longest-running show of its kind. Cavalcade of America presented dramatized events in American history for 18 years.Ref: 4
1960*Gore Vidal's "Best Man" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1967*Jimi Hendrix begins his tradition of burning his guitar.Ref: 5
1969*George Harrison & Patti Boyd are fined £250 each for illegal drugs.Ref: 5
1972*Official Beatles Fan Club closes down.Ref: 5
1977*Michael Cristofer's "Shadow Box" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1978*Wings release "London Town" album.Ref: 5
1981*53rd Academy Awards: "Ordinary People", Robert De Niro, Sissy Spacek winRef: 5
1981*First Golden Raspberry Awards: Can't Stop the Music wins.Ref: 5
1982*Rock group Doobie Brothers split upRef: 5
1983*Marsha Norman's "'night, Mother" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1985*15th Easter Seal Telethon raises $27,400,000Ref: 5
1985*A reunion of stars lit up Beverly Hills, California, as ABC-TV celebrated the 200th episode of The Love Boat. The network also honored the 1,000th guest star: Lana Turner. She was joined by Mary Martin, who was the 700th guest star to set sail on the show. Ginger Rogers was the 300th, Robert Guillaume #500 and we could go on but we won’t. The Love Boat had as a crew: Captain Merrill Stubing (Gavin MacLeod), Dr. Adam Bricker (Bernie Kopell), Yeoman-Purser Burl ‘Gopher’ Smith (Fred Grandy, who went on to become a U.S. Congressman), Bartender Isaac Washington (Ted Lange) and Photographer Ashley Covington Evans (Ted McGinley). Singer Jack Jones provided the vocal to the opening theme song and Ernie Anderson was the distinctive voice for the millions of network promos before each show.Ref: 4
1988*Pulitzer prize awarded to Toni Morrison for "Beloved".Ref: 5
1990*"Carol & Company" starring Carol Burnett premieres on NBC-TV.Ref: 5
1991*Danny Bonaduce attacks a transvestite prostitute in Phoenix AZ.Ref: 5
1991*Musical "Will Rogers Follies" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1994*James Farentino pleads no contest to stalking Tina SinatraRef: 5
1996*"Getting Away With Murder" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 17 performances.Ref: 5
1996*"Midsummer Night's Dream" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 66 performances.Ref: 5
1997*"Daytime to Remember" a series showing old soaps premieres on ABC-TV.Ref: 5
2003*Actor Robert Conrad, 68, (Wild Wild West) is accused of felony drunken driving. (USA Today, p 3D, 5/08//2003)Ref: 13
1499*Pius IV [Gianangelo de' Medici], Italian lawyer/pope (1559-65) is born.Ref: 5
1519*Henry II King of Germany (1547-59) is born.Ref: 5
1570*Louise Juliana countess of Nassau, is born.Ref: 5
1596*Rene Descartes, French mathematician & philosopher “I think, therefore I am.”, is born in LaHaye, France.Ref: 68
1621*Andrew Marvell, English poet (To His Coy Mistress) and politician, is born.Ref: 2
1675*Benedict XIV [Prospero L Lambertini], Italy, Pope (1740-58), is born.Ref: 5
1684*Francesco Durante composer, is born.Ref: 5
1693*John Harrison, Englishman who invented the chronometer, is born.Ref: 2
1717*Florian Wrastill composer, is born.Ref: 5
1723*Frederik V King of Denmark/Norway (1746-66), is born.Ref: 5
1732*Franz Joseph Haydn Austria, composer, helped develop classical style, is born.Ref: 5
1747*Johann Abraham Peter Schulz German composer (Moon has Risen), is born.Ref: 5
1791*Franciszek Wincenty Mirecki composer, is born.Ref: 5
1809*Nikolai V. Gogol, Russian writer (The Inspector General, Dead Souls), is born.Ref: 2
1809*Edward FitzGerald England, writer (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam) is born.Ref: 5
1809*Otto Jonas Lindblad composer, is born.Ref: 5
1811*Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, Germany, chemist and inventor of the Bunsen Burner, is born.Ref: 5
1822*Rafael Hernando composer, is born.Ref: 5
1823*Mary Chestnut author: A Diary from Dixie; died in 1886, is born.Ref: 4
1831*Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist, is born.Ref: 5
1835*John La Farge US painter, is born.Ref: 5
1837*Robert Ross McBurney first paid secretary of the YMCA, is born.Ref: 5
1837*Stephen Dodson Ramseur Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1838*Léon Dierx French poet, is born.Ref: 5
1839*Nikolay Przhevalsky naturalist, explorer of east central Asia, is born.Ref: 5
1840*John Herbert Kelly Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1844*Andrew Lang Scotland, author (The Blue Fairy Book), is born.Ref: 5
1847*Jarolslaw Zielinski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1848*John Henry Roberts composer, is born.Ref: 5
1854*Sir Dugald Clerk, inventor of the two-stroke motorcycle engine, is born.Ref: 2
1868*Karl Bonhoeffer German psychiatrist/neurologist, is born.Ref: 5
1870*James M. Cox, American newspaper publisher and governor of Ohio (1913-15, 1917-21)Ref: 70
1872*Arthur Griffith Irish journalist, founder of Sinn Féin, is born.Ref: 5
1872*Arthur Griffith Irish journalist, founder of Sinn Féin, is born.Ref: 5
1872*Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet), is born.Ref: 5
1878*John Arthur 'Jack' Johnson, first Africa-American boxer to become the world heavyweight champion, is born in Galveston TX.Ref: 2
1885*Jules Pascin [Julius Pincas], Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist, is born.Ref: 5
1887*Jose Maria Usandizaga composer, is born.Ref: 5
1887*Saint-John Perse [MRA Alexis Léger], French poet (Nobel 1960), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Sir Lawrence Bragg, Australian-born English Nobel Prize-winning physicist, is born.Ref: 70
1891*Erich Walter Sternberg composer, is born.Ref: 5
1891*Ion Pillat Romaniams poet/senator (Umbra timpului), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Victor Varconi Hungary, actor (Divine Lady, King of Kings, Big City), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Stanislav Wladyslaw Maczek Polish/British General-Major/commandant, is born.Ref: 5
1893*Clemens Krauss Vienna Austria, conductor (Berlin State Orchestra-1937), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Vardis A Fisher US author (Darkness & Deep), is born.Ref: 5
1895*John Jay McCloy lawyer/banker (Assistant Secretary of War 1941-45, president-Chase Manhattan Bank (1953-60)), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Henry WFA English duke of Gloucester/earl of Ulters, is born.Ref: 5
1900*Lörinc Szabó Hungary, poet (Huszonhatodik év), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Arthur Godfrey New York NY, TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Lauri Saikkola composer, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Eddie Quillan Philadelphia PA, actor (Julia, Hell Town), is born.Ref: 5
1909 Pieter Jongeling Dutch MP (GVP)/editor (Netherlands Daily), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Robert Brasillach French author/Nazi collaborator, is born.Ref: 5
1912 Wilhelmus Berkelmans civil servant/resistance fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Wilhelmus Berkelmans civil servant/resistance fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and Nobel Prize-winning writer, is born.Ref: 2
1915*Eliseo Morales Pajaro composer, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Henry Morgan New York NY, comedian/TV panelist (I've Got a Secret, Arena), is born.Ref: 5
1915 Jack Perry businessman, is born.Ref: 5
1916*John Vivyan Chicago IL, actor (Imitation of Life, Mr Lucky), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Tommy Bolt golf champion: U.S. Open [1958], is born.Ref: 4
1918*Ted Post Brooklyn NY, director (Peacemaker, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Gunsmoke), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Marga [Sara Voeten-] Minco Dutch writer (Bitter Herb), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Patrick J G McGee North Ireland, actor (Clockwork Orange), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Richard (Paul) Kiley, Emmy Award-winning actor: The Thorn Birds [1983]; Blackboard Jungle, The Bad Seed, Looking for Mr. Goodbar; is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 4
1923*Donald Argee Barksdale Berkley CA, basketballer (Olympics-gold-1948), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Harry Cubitt 4th Lord Ashcombe ("Mad Harry"), English landowner, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Leo Buscaglia, Los Angeles CA, "Dr Hug", psychologist (Love), is born.Ref: 5
1926*John Fowles, English novelist (The Collector, The French Lieutenant's Woman), is born.Ref: 2
1926*Sydney Chaplin son of Charlie/actor (Adding Machine, Psycho Sisters), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Cesar Chavez, Yuma AZ, farm labor leader (United Farm Workers),is born.Ref: 5
1927*William Daniels, Emmy Award-winning actor: St. Elsewhere; voice of Kitt on Knight Rider, The Graduate, Oh God!, Reds, is born in Brooklyn NY.Ref: 4
1928*Lefty (William Orville) Frizzell Country Music Hall of Famer: If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time, Always Late, Saginaw Michigan; is born.Ref: 4
1928*Gordie (Gordon) Howe, Hockey Hall of Famer: NHL: Detroit Red Wings [Hart Memorial Trophy: 1952, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963], Hartford Whalers, is born in Floral Saskatchewan.Ref: 4
1929*Lee Patterson Vancouver British Columbia, actor (Dave-Surfside Six, Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Liz Claiborne Brussels Belgium, fashion designer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Miller Barber, golf champion: holds record for most wins in the Senior PGA Tour [24] from 1981 to 1992, is born in Shreveport LA.Ref: 4
1932*John Jakes Chicago IL, writer (Sir Scoundrel, Great Women Reporters), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Nagisa Oshima Kyoto Japan, director (Town of Love & Hope), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Bob Simmons Fulham England, stuntman (double for James Bond), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Shirley Jones Smithton PA, actress (Partridge Family, Elmer Gantry), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov Russia, cosmonaut (Vostok 1 backup), is born.Ref: 5
1934*John D Loudermilk rock drummer/vocalist (Language of Love, Norman), is born.Ref: 5
1934 Wim H Sinnige Dutch alderman of finance (social democratic), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Shirley Jones singer, actress: Carousel, The Music Man, Oklahoma!, Elmer Gantry, The Partridge Family, is born in Smithton PA.Ref: 4
1935*Judith Rossner US, writer (August), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Herb Alpert bandleader: Tijuana Brass: The Lonely Bull, Taste of Honey, The Work Song, This Guy’s in Love with You, Rise; record company executive: the "A" of A&M Records, is born.Ref: 4
1935*Richard Chamberlain, actor: Dr. Kildare, The Thorn Birds; Centennial, Shogun, The Towering Inferno, Julius Caesar, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Bourne Identity, King Solomon’s Mines; environmentalist in Hawaii, is born in Beverly Hills CA.Ref: 4
1936*Marge Piercy author (Small Changes, Gone for Soldiers), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Willem Duyn [Mouth], Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Bill Hicke hockey: NHL: Montreal Canadiens, NY Rangers, Minnesota Rangers, Baltimore Clippers, Oakland Seals, California Golden Seals, Pittsburgh Penguins, is born.Ref: 4
1938*John Jakes Chicago IL, writer (Sir Scoundrel, Great Women Reporters), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Nathaniel Taylor St Louis MO, actor (Rollo-Sanford & Son), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Liz Claiborne Brussels Belgium, fashion designer (women), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Barney Frank (Representative-Democrat-MA, 1981- ), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Jim Criner WLAF head coach (Scottish Claymores), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Patrick J Leahy (Senator-Democrat-VT, 1975- ), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Christopher [Ronald] Walken, Astoria Queens NY, actor (Deer Hunter, Brainstorm), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Mick Ralphs musician: guitar: groups: Mott The Hoople: All the Young Dudes, Bad Company: Can’t Get Enough, Ready for Love, Feel like Makin’ Love, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Rod Allen [B Rodney Bainbridge] rock bassist/vocalist (Fortunes), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Gabe (Gabriel) Kaplan actor, comedian: Welcome Back Kotter, The Hoboken Chicken Emergency, Nobody’s Perfekt, is born.Ref: 68
1945*Al Nichol musician: guitar, keyboards: group: The Turtles: It Ain’t Me Babe, Let Me Be, You Baby, Happy Together, She’d Rather Be with Me, Elenore, You Showed Me, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Valerie Curtin, Jackson Heights NY, actress (Judy-9 to 5), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Rhea Perlman, Brooklyn, actress (Zena-Taxi, Carla-Cheers), is born.Ref: 17
1946*Al Nichol, musician: guitar, keyboards: group: The Turtles: It Ain’t Me Babe, Let Me Be, You Baby, Happy Together, She’d Rather Be with Me, Elenore, You Showed Me, is born in Winston Salem NC.Ref: 4
1947*Al Goodman rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown), is born.Ref: 5
1947*César Gaviria Trujillo President (Colombia, 1990-94), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Jon-Jon Poulos Chicago IL, rocker (Buckinghams), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Albert Gore Jr Washington DC, (Senator-Democrat-TN, 1985-92)/45th US Vice President to President William J. Clinton (1993-2001), is born.Ref: 68
1948*Thijs van Leer Dutch singer/flutist (Focus, Introspection), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Dwight David Eisenhower II, lawyer, author: Eisenhower at War; grandson of 34th U.S. President [Dwight D. Eisenhower]; married Julie Nixon, daughter of 37th U.S. President [Richard Nixon], is born.Ref: 4
1948*Mick Ralphs Hereford & Worcester England, guitarist (Bad Company, Mott the Hoople), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Alison McCartney pathologist/Breast Cancer campaigner, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Richard Hughes rocker (Johnny Winter Band), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Ed Marinaro, football: Minnesota Vikings running back: Super Bowl VIII, IX; actor: Hill Street Blues, Sisters, Dancing with Danger, is born in New York NY.Ref: 4
1953*Greg Martin Louisville KY, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Sean Hopper, musician: keyboards: groups: Clover; Huey Lewis and The News: Do You Believe in Love, Heart and Soul, I Want a New Drug, The Heart of Rock & Roll, Walking on a Thin Line, Bad is Bad, If This is It, Power of Love, Trouble in Paradise, is born in California.Ref: 4
1954*Tony Brock England, rock drummer (Babys-Missing You), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Mary Cadorette East Hartford CT, actress (Vicky-Three's a Crowd), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Patrick G Forrester El Paso TX, Lieutenant Colonel Army/astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1957*Marc McClure actor: Freaky Friday, Back to the Future series, Superman series, Apollo 13, That Thing You Do!, is born in San Mateo CA.Ref: 4
1958*Jay Feenan Windham NH, rower (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Ken Meeker New York NY, actor (Rafe Garretson-One Life to Live), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Pat McGlynn Edinburgh, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Angus Young musician: guitar: group: AC/DC: LPs: Let There be Rock, Powerage, Highway to Hell, Back in Black, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, For Those about to Rock, Fly on the Wall, is born in Glascow Scotland.Ref: 4
1960*Anne Howard San Diego CA, actress (Nicole Love-Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Mark Tuinei NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Ron Brown Los Angeles CA, 4x100 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1962*John Taylor NFL wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Dave Wyman NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos), is born.Ref: 5
1964*David Diaz-Infante NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Erik Turner Omaha NE, rock guitarist (Warrant-Cherry Pie), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Isabelle Ferrari Italy, (Italy's Miss Teenager), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Rod Jones NFL cornerback (Cincinnati Bengals), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Patty Fendick Sacramento CA, tennis star (1989 Auckland), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Tom Barrasso Boston MA, NHL goalie (Pittsburgh Penguins), is born.Ref: 5
1965*William McNamara Dallas TX, actor (Texasville, Beat, Stealing Home), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Natalie Gosselin Levis Québec Canada, 52kg judoka (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Thomas Fitzgerald Brooklyn NY, team handball left wing (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Glenn Montgomery NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks, Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Nanci Bowen Tifton GA, LPGA golfer (1995 Nabisco Dinah Shore), is born.Ref: 5
1968*J R Reid NBA forward (New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Kevin Sargent NFL tackle/guard (Cincinnati Bengals), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Steve Smith NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Derek Brown NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Oleg Romanov NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Stuart Carruthers Australian field hockey fullback (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Ewan McGregor Perth Australia, actor (Trainspotting), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Pavel Bure Moscow Russia, NHL left wing (Team Russia Olympics-Silver-1998, Vancouver Canucks), is born.Ref: 5
1972*John Godina Fort Sill OK, shot putter/discus thrower (Olympics-silver-96), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Kelly O'Leary Halifax Nova Scotia, kayaker (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Vanessa Mambi Miss Curaçao-Universe (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Anthony Hicks NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Carol Ann Plante actress (Sara Henderson-Harry & the Hendersons), is born.Ref: 5
1974*James Burgess linebacker (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Jason Odom tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Nina Georgala Miss Greece-Universe (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Amanda Moody Orem UT, Miss Utah-America (1995), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Josh Saviano actor (Paul Pfeiffer-Wonder Years), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Jenny Smith Western Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1982*Jessica Joseph Royal Oak MI, dance skater (& Butler-1997 National)Ref: 5
1201*Absalon Asserssön Danish archbishop of Lund/statesman, dies.Ref: 5
1282 The great massacre of the French in Sicily The Sicilian Vespers comes to an end.Ref: 2
1340*Ivan I Kalita grand-duke of Vladimir, dies.Ref: 5
1389*Everhard Tserclaes sheriff of Brussels, murdered.Ref: 5
1547*Francis I, French king and patron of the arts and scholarship (1515-47), dies at age 52 and is succeeded by his son Henry II.Ref: 70
1567*Philip the Generous, count of Hessen, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1578*Juan de Escobedo Secretary of Spanish land guardian Don Juan, murdered.Ref: 5
1621*Felipe III King of Spain (1598-1621), dies at 42Ref: 5
1631*John Donne, British poet ("death be not proud"), dies.Ref: 68
1656*Pierre de La Barre composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1722*Campegius Vitringa Dutch theologist/exegete, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1741*Peter Burmannus [Peter Burman], Dutch attorney/classicist, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1816*Death of Francis Asbury, 70, pioneer Methodist bishop. Sent to America in 1771 by John Wesley, he saw the new denomination grow from under 500 members to over 200,000 by the time of his death.Ref: 5
1837*John Constable English painter/water colors painter, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1850*John Calhoun dies at age 68. He was the U.S. Vice President under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson [1825-1832]and the first VP to resign office. He became a U.S. Senator.Ref: 4
1855*Charlotte Brontë English author (Jane Eyre), dies at 38Ref: 5
1877*Antoine A Cournot French mathematician (rule of C), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1880*Henryk Wieniawski Polish violist/composer, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1881*Gaetano Gaspari composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1881*Alexander II, Russian emperor (1855-81); emancipated the serfs in 1861, dies at age 63.Ref: 70
1884*Jan T Beelen Netherlands/Belgian catholic bible expert, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1885*Franz Wilhelm Abt German composer/choir conductor, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1885*Philipp Fahrbach composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1886*Giovanni Rossi composer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1892*Adolf Rzepko composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1895*Georg von Dollmann, German architect, dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1898*Edward Noyes Westcott US attorney/writer (David Harum), dies.Ref: 5
1901*John Stainer composer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1903*Ebenezer Butterick, American manufacturer; developed use of paper patterns for clothing, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1913*John Pierpont Morgan US banker/CEO (US Steel Corp), dies at 75Ref: 68
1914*Ch Morgenstern writer, dies at 42.Ref: 5
1915 Lord Rothchild dies.Ref: 10
1917*Emil von Behring, German Nobel Prize-winning bacteriologist (Nobel: Medicine: 1901), dies at age 63.Ref: 70
1923*French soldiers fire on workers at Krupp factory in Essen; 13 die.Ref: 5
1928*Gustave Ador President of Austria (1919), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1928*Medardo Rosso Italian sculptor (portraits), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1931*Knute Rockne College Football Hall of Famer: coach: Notre Dame [1918-1930]: 122 games: won 105, lost 12, tied 5; dies in a plane crash at 43.Ref: 68
1932*150 wild swans die in Niagara waterfallRef: 5
1934*Franz Ehrle German jesuit/head of Vatican library, dies at 88Ref: 5
1938*Willem J T Kloos Dutch poet/critic (New Guide), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1939*Indrið Einarsson Iceland playwright (Skipið Sekkur), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1944*Mineichi Koga Admiral of Japanese fleet, dies.Ref: 5
1945*Hans Fischer German physicist (Nobel 1930), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1948*Egon E Kisch Czechoslovakian writer/journalist (Raging Reporter), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1951*Ralph Forbes actor (Riptide, Shock, Shock), dies at 45.Ref: 5
1956*Ralph DePalmer, winner of the 1915 Indianapolis 500, dies at the age of 72.Ref: 3
1957*Gene Lockhart New York NY, actor (Going My Way), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1959*Peter Suhrkamp German publisher (Suhrkamp Verlag), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1960*Joseph Haas German (opera)composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1961*Seerp Anema Dutch poet/writer (Modern Art & Degenerating), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1967*Don Alvarado actor (Morning Glory, Big Steal), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1967*Hieronim Feicht composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1970*Semjon Timoshenko Russian Marshal/Inspector-General (WWII), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1971*Liselotte Liselot Beekmeyer Dutch actress (Child Crying), dies at 31.Ref: 5
1973*Kurt George Hugo Thomas composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1974*Andrea Checci actress (2 Women, Assassin, Black Sunday), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1978*Astrid Allwyn actress (Love Affair, Girl for Calgary), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1980*Jessie (James Cleveland) Owens National Track & Field Hall of Famer, Olympic Hall of Famer: Olympic Gold Medalist (4): 1936 Berlin Games: 100-meter, 200-meter, long jump, 4x100-meter relay, breaking or tying Olympic records nine times; Big Ten meet [1935]: broke 4 world records and tied another in one afternoon; dies in Arizona at age 66.Ref: 4
1981 Enid Bagnold dies.Ref: 10
1982 Fritz Eberhard West German lawyer/resistor, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1983*Earthquake in Colombia kills some 5,000 people.Ref: 5
1983*Stephen Murray actor (Guilty, Silent Dust, Master Spy), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1986*English Hampton Court palace destroyed by fire, 1 deadRef: 5
1986*167 people died when a Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashed in a remote mountainous region of Mexico. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1986*Harry Ritz comedian/actor (Ritz Brothers), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1986*Jerry Paris director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1986*O’Kelly Isley singer: Grammy Award-winning group: The Isley Brothers: It’s Your Thing [1969]; Shout, Twist and Shout, That Lady, This Old Heart of Mine, dies of heart attack at 48.Ref: 5
1988*Talib Rasul Hakim composer, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1990*Lillian "Miss" Miller audience member (Merv Griffin, Tonight Show), dies.Ref: 5
1991*John Carter US jazz clarinetist (Roots & folklore), dies.Ref: 5
1993*Brandon Lee US actor (Crow)/son of Bruce Lee, accidentally shot at 28.Ref: 5
1993*Jose Maria Lemus President of El Salvador (1956-60), dies.Ref: 5
1994*Léon J Ramirez Reine [Degrelle], Belgian/Spanish Nazi (Rex), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1995*Carl M Story fiddler, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1995*Mexican Grammy winning singer, Selena [Quintanilla Perez], 23, was shot to death in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the founder of her fan club.Ref: 70
1996*Dante Giacosa engineer/designer, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1996*Dario Bellezza poet, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1996*Jeffrey Lee Pierce musician, dies at 37.Ref: 5
1996*Julius Young fast food entrepreneur, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1997*Edwin Alberian TV celebrity (Clarabell), dies at 76Ref: 5
1997*Laxmishankar Pathak food retailer, dies at 62Ref: 5
1997*Helen Eugenie Anderson, American ambassador to Denmark; first woman to serve as U.S. ambassador, dies at age 87.Ref: 70
1998*Feminist, activist, attorney, US Congresswoman, Bella Abzug (Bella Stavitsky) dies in New York City at age 77. (also TWA, 1999)Ref: 70
2002*A 7.1 earthquake kills 5 in the Taiwan region.Ref: 85
2002*Elizabeth Angela Marguerite, Britain’s Queen Mother; dies.Ref: 4

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