Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
April 3rd

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-309*-BC- Origin of Seleucid Era.Ref: 5
-245*-BC- Origin of Era of Arsaces.Ref: 5
419*Antipope Etalius ends his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 69
1043*The coronation of Edward the Confessor (of England) by Eadsige of Canterbury and Ethelric of York at Winchester Cathedral.Ref: 16
1189 The Peace of Strasbourg was signed, resolving the differences between Emperor Frederick Barbarossa of Germany and Pope Clement III.Ref: 5
1312 2nd council of Vienna.Ref: 5
1528*In Cologne, German reformer Adolf Clarenbach, 28, was arrested for teaching Protestant (some say Anabaptist or Waldensian) doctrines. The following year, Clarenbach was burned at the stake for his faith.Ref: 5
1582 French van Valois honored as duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen.Ref: 5
1645*English parliament accept Self-Denying Ordinance.Ref: 5
1657*English Lord Protector Cromwell refuses crown.Ref: 5
1679*Edmund Halley meets Johannes Hevelius in Danzig.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Sarah Cloyce, after defending her sister, Rebecca Nurse, is accused of witchcraft.Ref: 20
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) (day speculative) The Proctors' servant and accuser, Mary Warren, admits lying and accuses the other accusing girls of lying.Ref: 87
1721*Robert Walpole becomes England's first Lord of the Treasury.Ref: 5
1753 Samuel Johnson begins second volume of his dictionary.Ref: 10
1764*Austrian arch duke Jozef crowned himself Roman Catholic king.Ref: 5
1769*As of 2790 applications are filed at Fort Pitt for Shawnee land in Kentucky ceded to the whites by the Iroquois Confederacy as a result of the Fort Stanwix treaty of 1768.Ref: 61
1776*Harvard College conferred the first honorary Doctor of Laws degree to George Washington.Ref: 4
1783*Sweden & US sign a treaty of Amity & Commerce.Ref: 5
1790*Revenue Marine Service (US Coast Guard), created.Ref: 5
1798*The Department of the Navy is established.Ref: 62
1800*Martha Washington became the first U.S. President’s wife to be allowed to ‘frank’ mail. What does that mean? Well, according to Mr. Webster’s dictionary, frank means “To send free of postage. The right to send mail for free. A mark indicating this right.”Ref: 4
1848*Thomas Douglas becomes first San Francisco public school teacher.Ref: 5
1860*Concord, Mass.: Franklin Sanborn arrested briefly for having supplied arms to John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry, refusing to testify before the U.S. Senate, and fleeing to Canada; U.S. agents are chased out of town by angry Concord citizens 
1860*St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California are linked by the Pony Express. Four hundred horses, especially selected for speed and endurance were used on a 10 day (12-16 day in winter), 3210 kilometer route. Each rider had to cover sixty miles (100 km) in six hours, using six different ponies. (XDG, p 4A, 4/3/2001)Ref: 83
1860 Pretoria becomes capital of Transvaal.Ref: 10
1862*Slavery is abolished in Washington, D.C.Ref: 2
1867*A contract is granted to the Cleveland architectural firm of Blackburn and Koehler to design a 3-story infirmiry on a basement for the City of Xenia OH. (XDG, p 10A, 3/05/2003)Ref: 83
1871*The city of Xenia Ohio lures The Franklin Academy of Music from Franklin County to Water Street (West Third Street), Xenia OH and it takes the name "The Miami Academy of Music". Instruments arrive in the new location this day and the institution opens. (XDG, p 8A, 9/24/2003)Ref: 83
1889*Savings Bank of the Order of True Reformers opens in Richmond, VaRef: 5
1913*British suffragette Emily Pankhurst sentenced to 3 years in jail.Ref: 5
1917*Lenin leaves Switzerland for Petrograd.Ref: 5
1918*House of Representatives accepts American Creed written by William Tyler.Ref: 5
1919*Austria expels all Habsburgers.Ref: 5
1922*Joseph Stalin elected General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.Ref: 5
1925*Great Britain goes back to gold standard.Ref: 5
1925 Netherlands & Belgium sign accord of Westerschelde.Ref: 5
1926*Italy establishes corps of force in order to break powerful unions.Ref: 5
1927*The Interstate Commerce Commission transfers Ohio to the Eastern time zone.Ref: 5
1929 Persia agrees to Litvinov Pact.Ref: 5
1930*Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia).Ref: 5
1933*First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt informed newspaper reporters that beer would be served at the White House. This followed the March 22 legislation legalizing ‘3.2’ beer.Ref: 4
1943 Jan Dieters (leader of illegal CPN) arrested.Ref: 5
1944*The U.S. Supreme Court rules that black citizens are eligible to vote in all elections, including primaries.Ref: 2
1945*Preparations begin at Tinian Island to support the 509th Composite Group, and to assembly the atomic bombs.Ref: 91
1946*Netherlands-German postal relations resume.Ref: 5
1948*President Truman signs the Marshall Plan, which allocated more than $5 billion in aid for 16 European countries. (Go to article.)Ref: 70
1949 North Atlantic Treaty, pact signed by US, Britain, France & Canada.Ref: 5
1952*Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to US Congress.Ref: 5
1956*German war criminals Hinrichsen/Rühl/Siebens/Viebahn are freed.Ref: 5
1957*USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test.Ref: 5
1960*Earthquake at Havré, Belgium.Ref: 5
1962*Lieutenant General Marshall S Carter, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA.Ref: 5
1964*US & Panama agree to resume diplomatic relations.Ref: 5
1968*Less than 24 hours before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "mountaintop" speech to a rally of striking sanitation workers.Ref: 70
1970*Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th try.Ref: 5
1971*(My Lai) President Nixon promises to personally review Calley's case.Ref: 87
1974*Gold hits record $197 an ounce in Paris.Ref: 5
1974*(Patty Hearst) Patty Hearst in a tape sent to the authorities, declares that she was joining the SLA of her own free will.Ref: 3
1976*France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island.Ref: 5
1977*Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's first meeting with President Jimmy Carter.Ref: 5
1977 Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg adopt summer time.Ref: 5
1978*The FBI Laboratory Division pioneered the use of laser technology to detect latent "crime scene" fingerprints. This date marks the first successful use of lasers to detect latent prints on case evidence.Ref: 14
1978*European market & China signs trade agreement.Ref: 5
1979*Belgium's Martens government forms.Ref: 5
1979*Jane M Byrne (D) elected first woman mayor of Chicago IL.Ref: 5
1980*France performs nuclear test.Ref: 5
1980*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1981*Race riots in London's Brixton area.Ref: 5
1982*UN Security Council demands Argentina's withdrawal from Falkland Islands.Ref: 5
1984 Guinea suspends constitution after coup.Ref: 5
1985*The famed Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood closed on this day after 57 years. All of the furnishings were kept, including famous Booth #5 -- where Clark Gable proposed to Carole Lombard.Ref: 4
1985*French government adopts equal electoral system.Ref: 5
1986*Maureen O'Boyle (future host of Current Affair) is raped.Ref: 5
1986*US national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000.Ref: 5
1987*Duchess of Windsor's jewels auctioned for £31,380,197.Ref: 5
1987*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1988*Standard US letter postage goes to $.25Ref: 62
1988 Somalia & Ethiopia sign accord about Ogaden desert.Ref: 5
1988*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1992*First exhibition game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards-Baltimore Orioles beat New York Mets.Ref: 5
1993*(and 4th) US-Russian summit in VancouverRef: 89
1994*In his Easter address, Pope John Paul II expressed hope that the joy of Christian unity would overwhelm the din of violence and hate. (XDG, p 4A, 4/03/2004)Ref: 83
1996*Unibomber Theodore Kaczynski is arrested in Montana.Ref: 70
1998*The Dow Jones industrial average climbed above 9,000 for the first time, but finished with a 3.23 point drop at 8983.41.Ref: 70
1998*Douglas Fred Groat, a disgruntled spy fired by the CIA, was charged with extortion and espionage. Groat would later plead guilty to extortion and be sentenced to 5 years in prison. (XDG, p 6A, 4/03/2003)Ref: 83
1829*James Carrington of Wallingford, CT patents the coffee mill.Ref: 4
1866*Rudolph Eickemeyer and G. Osterheld of Yonkers, New York patented a blocking and shaping machine for hats.Ref: 4
1882*Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks.Ref: 5
1926*2nd flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard.Ref: 5
1933*1st airplane flight over Mt Everest.Ref: 5
1953*IBM 701 introducedRef: 62
1965*First atomic powered spacecraft (SNAP) launched.Ref: 5
1966*Soviet Union announces success of Luna 10, first spacecraft to achieve lunar orbitRef: 5
1984*Soyuz T-11 carries 3 cosmonauts (1 Indian-Rakesh Sharma) to Salyut 7.Ref: 5
2000*A federal judge in Washington ruled that Microsoft Corp. had violated U.S. antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on competitors during the race to link Americans to the Internet.Ref: 70
628 In Persia, Kavadh sues for peace with the Byzantines.Ref: 2
1367*John of Gaunt and Edward the Black Prince win the Battle of Najara, in Spain.Ref: 2
1559*Philip II of Spain and Henry II of France sign the peace of Cateau-Cambresis, ending a long series of wars between the Hapsburg and Valois dynasties.Ref: 2
1864*Skirmish at Okolona AR.Ref: 5
1865*Union forces occupy Confederate capital of Richmond VA & Petersburg VA.Ref: 5
1865*Battle at Namozine Church VA (Appomattox Campaign).Ref: 5
1919*President Wilson becomes sick with influenza. 
1939*Adolf Hitler issues a directive to the German armed forces to prepare for an attack on Poland, to be ready to implement by September 1. 
1941*Churchill warns Stalin of German invasion.Ref: 5
1941*Rasjid al-Gailani forms pro-German regime in Iraq.Ref: 5
1942*The Japanese begin their all-out assault on the U.S. and Filipino troops at Bataan.Ref: 2
1944*British dive bombers attack battle cruiser Tirpitz.Ref: 5
1945*Hengelo freed from Nazi control by Canadian army.Ref: 5
1945*Nazi's begin evacuation of camp Buchenwald.Ref: 5
1945*US first army conquers Hofgeismar.Ref: 5
1949 Arab armistace with Israel.Ref: 10
1958 Fidel Castro's rebels attacked Havana.Ref: 5
1966*Three-thousand South Vietnamese Army troops lead a protest against the Ky regime in Saigon.Ref: 2
1968*North Vietnam agreed to meet with U.S. representatives to set up preliminary peace talks.Ref: 5
1982*Britain dispatches a naval task force to the south Atlantic to reclaim the disputed Falkland Islands from Argentina. (XDG, p 6A, 4/03/2003)Ref: 83
1991*The U.N. Security Council adopted a Gulf War truce resolution demanding that Iraq abolish weapons of mass destruction, renounce terrorism and pay reparations.Ref: 5
1999 NATO missiles struck downtown Belgrade for the first time, destroying the headquarters of security forces accused of waging a campaign against Kosovo Albanians.Ref: 70
2002 Israeli tanks rolled into the West Bank's largest city, Nablus, and other troops laid siege to a refugee camp in Jenin, battling Palestinians who barricaded entrances and fought back with bombs and guns. Soldiers also encircled hundreds of Palestinian gunmen holed up in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity.Ref: 70
2003*Moving with a sense of wartime urgency, the US House and Senate separately agree to give President Bush nearly $80B to carry out the battle against Iraq and meet the threat of terrorism. (XDG, p 4A, 4/21/2004)Ref: 83
2003*US Army units attack and capture Saddam International Airport, 10 miles southwest of Baghdad. (XDG, p 5A, 4/21/2003)Ref: 83
1868*A Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever, he rides a 50' tidal wave.Ref: 5
1901*After jumping back to the Giants, Christy Matthewson is accused by Connie Mack of reneging on his Philadelphia contract.Ref: 1
1908 Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in 2 hrs.Ref: 5
1910 Alaska's Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America is climbed.Ref: 2
1923*Expelled players Happy Felsch and Swede Risberg, both who were indicted on fixing the 1919 World Series file suit against the White Sox for back salary and $400,000 in damages.Ref: 1
1923*2 "Black Sox" sue White Sox (unsuccessfully) for back salary.Ref: 5
1930*The Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games for Stanley Cup.Ref: 5
1933*Then longest North American hockey game requires a 1:44:46 overtime as Maple Leaf Ken Doraty scores to beat Canadiens 1-0.Ref: 5
1935*Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44).Ref: 5
1936*Al Carr KOs Lew Massey on 1 punch, :07 of the first round (shortest boxing bout with gloves).Ref: 5
1948 US female Figure Skating Championship won by Gretchen Merrill.Ref: 5
1948 US male Figure Skating Championship won by Richard Button.Ref: 5
1950*Considered a well-guarded secret, Mel Parnell reveals he pitched all but three of his 39 games with a sore elbow last season. The 27-year 'Dusty' finished the season 25-7 with a 2.77 ERA for the second-place Red Sox.Ref: 1
1954 Don Perry climbs a 20' rope in under 2.8 seconds (AAU record).Ref: 5
1955*The Baltimore Orioles pull their 1st triple play (3-6-2 vs KC Athletics).Ref: 5
1955*Louise Suggs wins LPGA Oklahoma City Golf Open.Ref: 5
1961*Connie Mack Stadium (formerly known as Shibe Park) is sold to J Schleifer Properties and will be torn down after the 1963 season to make room for bowling alleys.Ref: 1
1962*Race jockey Eddie Arcaro retired with a career record of 15,327 victories for total winnings of $12,265,455. Arcaro was the first jockey to win 3,000 races and the first to ride five Kentucky Derby winners. In the Derby, Arcaro rode these mounts to the Winner’s Circle: Lawrin, Whirl-a-Way, Hoop Jr., Citation and Hill Gail.Ref: 4
1966*After his name is picked from a hat in a special draft, Tom Seaver signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus.Ref: 1
1966*Mickey Wright wins LPGA Venice Ladies Golf Open.Ref: 5
1967*113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships in Vienna, ask for political asylum.Ref: 5
1974*The Indians trade 17-year old Pedro Guerrero to Dodgers for pitcher Bruce Ellingsen.Ref: 1
1975*Anatoly Karpov wins world chess championship by default when Bobby Fischer refuses match.Ref: 5
1976*The Philadelphia Flyers win record tying 20th straight NHL home game.Ref: 5
1977*Boston Bruin Jean Ratelle scores his 1,000th NHL point.Ref: 5
1977*6th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Kathy Whitworth.Ref: 5
1981*Arnie Boldt of Saskatchewan jumped 6' 8.25", with 1 leg.Ref: 5
1982*Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point.Ref: 5
1983*12th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott.Ref: 5
1983*2nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Southern California beats Los Angeles Tech 69-67.Ref: 5
1985 Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London.Ref: 5
1985*The owners' proposal of expanding the 1985 League Championship Series from the best-of-five games to best-of-seven is agreed to by the Players' Association .Ref: 1
1987*Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualify record of 212.809 mph at Talladega.Ref: 5
1987*The Cubs trade starter Dennis Eckersley and minor leaguer Dan Rohn to the A's for three minor leaguers. The 'Eck' will become one of the game¹s top relievers in Oakland.Ref: 1
1988*Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretsky 7 year streak.Ref: 5
1988*New Jersey Devils beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3 in OT, to clinch their first ever playoff spot.Ref: 5
1988*17th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott.Ref: 5
1988*7th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion Louisiana Tech beat Auburn 56-54.Ref: 5
1989*In his first major league at bat, Ken Griffey Jr. doubles off of A's Dave Stewart.Ref: 1
1989*With an 8-4 victory over Cardinals, the Mets win their 11th consecutive home opener. The Amazins¹ now have won on Opening Day in 18 of the last 20 seasons.Ref: 1
1989*51st NCAA Men's Basketball Champion Michigan beats Seton Hall 80-79 (OT).Ref: 5
1991*Bo Jackson signs 1-year contract with Chicago White Sox.Ref: 5
1991 Thomas Bos skates world record 3 km (3:65.16).Ref: 5
1994*In the first Sunday night major league season opener, the Cardinals beat the Reds, 6-4.Ref: 1
1994*13th NCAA Women Basketball Championship North Carolina beats Louisiana Tech 60-59.Ref: 5
1994*First roster of Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) announced.Ref: 5
1995*57th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion UCLA Bruins beats Arkansas 89-78.Ref: 5
1996*St Francis Fighting Saints scores college baseball run record 71-1.Ref: 5
1998 World Ice Dance Figure Skating Championship in Minneapolis MN; Russians Anjelika Krylova and Oleg Ovsyannikov win.Ref: 5
2000*62nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship at RCA Dome Indpls. Michigan State won its second NCAA championship, defeating Florida, 89-76.Ref: 5
2003*At 27 years, 249 days of age, Alex Rodriguez becomes the youngest player in major league history to hit 300 home runs. The Ranger shortstop's fifth inning three-run blast surpasses Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx's mark who had accomplished the feat at 27 years, 328 days of age.Ref: 1
1910*F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre are married at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.Ref: 2
1920*F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre are married at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.Ref: 2
1926*First performance of Jean Sibelius' 7th Symphony in C.Ref: 5
1930*The 2nd Annual Academy Awards: "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxterand Mary Pickford.Ref: 4
1939 Mr. District Attorney was heard for the first time on NBC radio. The serial about the ‘champion of the people’ was originally a 15-minute nightly program. In June of 1939, the program went to a half-hour weekly format. Mr. District Attorney aired until 1952.Ref: 4
1941*Waltons overture "Scapino", premieres in Chicago.Ref: 5
1942 People Are Funny was first heard this day on NBC radio. Art Baker was the show’s first host. Art Linkletter took over the popular program on radio in 1943 and later moved it to television.Ref: 4
1947*"Barefoot Boy with Cheek" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 108 performances.Ref: 5
1949*KQW-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KCBS.Ref: 5
1949 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis debuted on radio in an NBC program that ran until 1952.Ref: 4
1951 Christopher Fry's "Sleep of Prisoners", premieres in Oxford.Ref: 5
1952*Harry Belafonte recorded his first songs for RCA Victor at Manhattan Center in New York City. Hugo Winterhalter backed up the singer with an 18-piece orchestra. Among the sides recorded were A-Roving and Chimney Smoke.Ref: 4
1953 TV Guide was published for the first time -- from Radnor, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia). The publication reached a circulation of 1,500,000 readers in its first year.Ref: 4
1954*"Me & Juliet" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 358 performances.Ref: 5
1955*Fred Astaire appeared on television for the first time on The Toast of the Town, with host, Ed Sullivan. Already an established dancer in films, Astaire was quick to become a TV sensation as well.Ref: 4
1956*"Silk Stockings" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 461 performances.Ref: 5
1957 Samuel Beckett's "Endgame", premieres in London.Ref: 5
1958*"Say, Darling" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 332 performances.Ref: 5
1961*"Happiest Girl in the World" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 97 performances.Ref: 5
1964*Beatles hold the top 6 spots on the Sydney Australia record charts.Ref: 5
1965*Bob Dylan appeared on the pop music charts for the first time. Subterranean Homesick Blues entered the Top 40 at number 39. The song stayed on the charts for eight weeks. Dylan would chart a total of 12 singles on the pop charts between 1965 and 1979. He appeared in the films Don’t Look Back, Eat the Document and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. He made the film Renaldo and Clara in 1978. Dylan co-starred in the film Hearts of Fire in 1987. He became a member of the Traveling Wilburys and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. Dylan won the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991.Ref: 4
1967*WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn NY (PBS) begins broadcasting.Ref: 5
1968 Stanley Kubrick's "2001 A Space Odyssey"opens.Ref: 10
1969*"The Smother's Brothers" TV show is canceled by CBS for their controversial political comedy.Ref: 62
1972 Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States after a twenty-year absence.Ref: 2
1978*50th Academy Awards "Annie Hall", Rich Dreyfuss & Diane Keaton win.Ref: 5
1978 Larry King moves his radio show from Miami FL to Washington DC.Ref: 5
1982*John Chancellor stepped down as anchor of the The NBC Nightly News. Roger Mudd and Tom Brokaw assumed roles as coanchors.Ref: 4
1989*"Sunrise" a Gannett newspaper begins publishing for the Bronx.Ref: 5
1989*Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "La Promenade"sold by Sotheby's London for $17.6 million.Ref: 10
1991*"Penn & Teller Refrigerator Tour" opens at Eugene O'Neill NYC.Ref: 5
1991*12th Emmy Sports Award presentation.Ref: 5
1995 Howard Stern gets in trouble for disparaging remarks about Selena.Ref: 5
1997*"Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical", opens at Royale NYC for 109 performances.Ref: 5
1245*Philip III king of France (1270-85), is born.Ref: 5
1367*Henry IV, Bolingbroke Lincolnshire, King of England (1399-1413), is born.Ref: 17
1438 John III van Egmont [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, is born.Ref: 5
1485*Lieven van der Maude [Ammonius] South Netherlands poet, is born.Ref: 5
1569*Giovanni Battista Massarengo composer, is born.Ref: 5
1593*Birth of George Herbert, English clergyman and poet. One of his verses endures today as the hymn, "The King of Love My Shepherd Is."Ref: 5
1603*William Smith composer, is born.Ref: 5
1617*Antimo Liberati composer, is born.Ref: 5
1627*Johann Caspar Kerll composer, is born.Ref: 5
1649*Joseph-François Salomon composer, is born.Ref: 5
1682*Johann Valentin Rathgeber German benedictine/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1715*John Hanson, Port Tobacco MD, first US President under Articles of Confederation, is born.Ref: 5
1720*Elia van Vilnius [Elijahu ben Salomo Zalman] Latvian rabbi, is born.Ref: 5
1727*Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt Flemish painter/engraver, is born.Ref: 5
1751*Jean-Baptiste Lamoyne composer, is born.Ref: 5
1755*Frontiersman Simon Kenton is born, the seventh of nine children, son of Mark Kenton Sr and the former Mary Miller.Ref: 58
1757*Ferenc Verseghy composer, is born.Ref: 5
1764*John Abernethy London, surgeon, is born.Ref: 5
1778*Pierre-Fidele Bretonneau, French epidemiologist; performed the first successful tracheotomy, is born.Ref: 70
1783*Washington Irving, American writer (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle), is born in New York, NY.Ref: 2
1798*Charles D Wilkes Commander (Union Navy), died in 1877, is born.Ref: 5
1807*Mary Carpenter, American philanthropist and social reformer, is born.Ref: 70
1812*Louisa Maria Queen of the Belgians (1832-50/wife of Leopold I), is born.Ref: 5
1822*Edward Everett Hale US, clergyman/author (Man without a Country), is born.Ref: 5
1823*William M. (Marcy) ‘Boss’ Tweed political boss: New York City: known for his Tweed ‘Ring’ which stole thirty to two hundred million dollars from NYC; is born.Ref: 68
1825*Adolf Rzepko composer, is born.Ref: 5
1837*John Burroughs writer/nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake), is born.Ref: 5
1838*Léon Michel Gambetta French attorney/premier (1881-82), is born.Ref: 5
1842*Hermann Karl Vogel, German astonomer, is born.Ref: 2
1842*Ulric Dahlgren Colonel (Union volunteers), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1858*Matthew Ricketts first Black man elected to Nebraska State Legislature, is born.Ref: 5
1859*Reginald De Koven composer, is born.Ref: 5
1860*Frederik W van Eeden Dutch utopian writer (Walden), is born.Ref: 5
1866*James B Hertzog South African General/premier (1914-39), is born.Ref: 5
1871*José Juan Tablada Mexican poet (El Florilegio), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes composer, is born.Ref: 5
1881*Alcide De Gasperi, Italian prime minister (1945-53), is born.Ref: 70
1881*Margaret MJ "Daisy" Ashford English author (Young Sisters), is born.Ref: 5
1882*Simon Elzinga Dutch educator, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Bud Fisher, American cartoonist; created "Mutt and Jeff"Ref: 70
1885*H. St. John Philby, nglish explorer of Arabian peninsula, is born.Ref: 70
1888*Gertrude Bridget "Ma" Rainey, American singer, "the mother of the blues., is born.Ref: 2
1889*Grigoras Dinicu composer, is born.Ref: 5
1893*Leslie Howard [Stainer], London England, actor (Ashley Wilkes-Gone With the Wind), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Dooley Wilson Tyler TX, actor (Bill-Beulah, Sam-Casablanca), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Firenze (Florence) Italy, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Bjarne Brustad composer, is born.Ref: 5
1896 Douwe Kalma Dutch literary/leader (Young Frisian Movement), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Henry R Luce, Tengchow China, publisher (Time, Fortune, Life, 1965 Fisher Award), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Cees Lasseur Dutch actor/owner (Hague Comedy)Ref: 5
1900*Camille Chamoun, President of Lebanon, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Henri Garat Paris France, actor (Congress Dances), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Siguringi Eirikur Hjorleifsson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Peter Huchel writer, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Peter Van Steeden Amsterdam Neth, orch leader (Break the Bank), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Iron Eyes Cody, Tulsa OK, actor (Black Gold, Ernest Goes to Camp), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Kathleen Tillotson, Emeritus Professor of English (Bedford College), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Isaac Deutscher Polish/English historian (Stalin/Trotsky biography), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Stanislawa Walasiewicz, Polish-American Olympic gold medalist in track and field, is born.Ref: 70
1911*Harold Watkins Shaw musicologist, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Michael Woodruff FRS, surgeon, is born.Ref: 5
1911*W R Lee language teacher, is born.Ref: 5
1912 Addeke H Boerma Dutch Director-General (FAO), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Bert Bakker Dutch publisher (Free Netherlands), is born.Ref: 5
1913 F H Tate vice-CEO (Tate & Lyle), is born.Ref: 5
1913*George Barati composer, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Katherine Stammers Menzies England, doubles tennis player (Wimb 1935), is born.Ref: 5
1915 Paul Touvier war criminal, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Herb Caen Sacramento Calif, columnist (SF Chronicle), is born.Ref: 5
1916 Robert Jesse Charleston museum Curator, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Bill Finegan Newark NJ, (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Tibor Andrasovan composer, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Sixten Ehrling Malm” Sweden, conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Enrique Iturriaga composer, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Louis Applebaum composer, is born.Ref: 5
1919 Duke of Grafton KG, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Stan Freeman, Waterbury CT, pianist (Melody Tour), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Jan Sterling (Adriance) actress: The Harder They Fall, Pony Express, High School Confidential, The Incident, Split Second, is born.Ref: 4
1921*Harry Landers NYC, actor (Ted Hoffman-Ben Casey), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Marilyn Maxwell Clarinda Iowa, actress (Grace-Bus Stop), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Jan Sterling NYC, actress (1st Monday in October, HS Confidential), is born.Ref: 5
1923*John Smith English large landowner/financier/MP (C), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Doris Von Kappelhoff [Doris Day], American singer and actress, is born in Cincinnati, OH.Ref: 5
1924*Marlon Brando, Omaha Neb, actor (Superman, Godfather), is born.Ref: 68
1924*Murray Dickie opera singer/director, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Tony Benn British minister of technology (1968), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Virgil Grissom Mitchell Ind, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Merc 4, Gemini 3), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Andrew Keir actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Eva Szekely Hungary, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Don Gibson songwriter: I Can’t Stop Loving You, Sweet Dreams, Too Soon To Know, Guess Away the Blues, Country Green; singer: Oh Lonesome Me, Blue Blue Day, Just One Time, Sea of Heartbreak, is born.Ref: 4
1929*Miyoshi Umeki, Otaru Hokkaido Japan, actress (Best Supporting Actress Oscar-1957-Sayonara, Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Dennis Farr director (Courtauld Institute Galleries), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Helmut Kohl Chancellor: Federal Republic of Germany [1982-1998], is born.Ref: 4
1930*Max Frankel journalist (Tables of Id of Organic Compounds), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Lawton Chiles (Senator/Governor-Democrat-FL, 1971-89/91- ), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Alex Cord Floral Park NY, actor (Jack-WEB, Michael-Airwolf), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Johnny Nicholss soccer star, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Janet Bately Professor of English Language (King's College London), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Nourse British lord justice, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Rod Funseth golf: Masters runner-up [1978], US Senior Open runner-up [1983], is born.Ref: 4
1933*Robert K Dornan (Representative-Republican-CA, 1977-83, 85- ), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Jane Goodall, London England, ethologist, studied African chimps, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Jim Parker NFL guard, tackle (Baltimore Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1934*David Jones British reverend/headmaster (Bryanston School), is born.Ref: 5
1934*John Lelliott English contractor/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1935 Jeffery Bowman CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Sandra Spuzich, golf champ: Women’s U.S. Open [1966], is born.Ref: 4
1937*Simon Brown, British high court judge, is born.Ref: 5
1937*William Gaunt Leeds England, actor (The Champions), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Jeff Barry Bkln NY, rock writer (Tell Laura I Love Her), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Philippe Wynne Detroit MI, US soul singer (Spinners, Parliament, Ghetto Child), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Vitaliy Davidov USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Malcolm Thornton MP, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Lino Brocka San Jose Philippines, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), is born.Ref: 5
1940 R S Burman CEO (Association of British Chambers of Commerce), is born.Ref: 5
1941*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; is born.Ref: 5
1941*Eric Braeden Kiel Germany, actor (Victor Newman-Young & Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1942*(Carson) Wayne Newton singer: Danke Shoen, Red Roses for a Blue Lady, Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Marsha Mason St Louis Mo, (Blume in Love, Cinderella Liberty), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Michael Elliott US, skier (Olympics-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Rick Sylvester parachute ski jumper (world record 3,300'), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Billy Joe Royal Valdosta GA, country singer (Down in the Boondocks), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Jonathan Lynn, actor: Doctor in the House; director: Sgt. Bilko, Greedy, My Cousin Vinny, The Distinguished Gentleman; writer, director: Nuns on the Run, Clue, is born in Bath England.Ref: 4
1944*Barry Pritchard musician: guitar, singer: group: The Fortunes: You've Got Your TroublesRef: 4
1944*Richard Manuel rocker (Band-Cripple Creek), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Tony Orlando (Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis), singer: Halfway to Paradise, Bless You; group: Tony Orlando and Dawn: Knock Three Times, Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree, Candida, is born in New York City.Ref: 4
1945*Bernie (Bernard) Parent hockey: NHL: Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers goalie: record for season wins [47: 1973-1974], Toronto Maple Leafs, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Richard Manuel pianist/vocalist (Up on Cripple Creek), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Catherine Spaak, Boulogne-Billancourt France, actress (Empty Canvas, Hotel, Libertine, Circle of Love), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Wim J Deetman Dutch minister of education/MP (CDA), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Carlos Salinas de Gortari president (Mexico), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Dee Murray rocker (Elton John Band), is born.Ref: 5
1946*John Virgo British snooker player, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Pat[rick] Proft Minneapolis MN, comedy writer (Naked Gun, Airplane), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Mary Gordon-Watson England, equestrian 3 day event (Oly-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Garrick Ohlsson Bronxville NY, pianist (Intl Busoni winner 1969), is born.Ref: 5
1948*H C Tomlinson Headmaster (Hereford Cathedral School), is born.Ref: 5
1948 Jaap G de Hoop Scheffer Dutch MP (CDA), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Donny Anderson football: Green Bay Packers running back and punter: Super Bowls I and II, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Richard Thompson vocalist/guitarist (Shoot out the Lights), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Anne De Salvo Philadelphia PA, actress (Compromosing Positions), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Jan Keizer Dutch singer (BZN-Rhythm of My Heart), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Lyle Alzado NFLer (Los Angeles Raiders)/actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Curtis Stone North Hollywood CA, singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Mel Schacher bassist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Gwen Welles US actress (Desert Hearts, Nashville), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Huub van der Lubbe Dutch rock singer (Stampei-The Dike), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Mick Mars [Bob Allen Dale], musician: guitar: group: Motley Crue: LPs: Too Fast for Love, Shout at the Devil, Theatre of Pain, is born in Terra Haute IN.Ref: 4
1955*Aleksandr Nikolayevich Yablontsev Russian Lieutenant-Colonel/cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1956*Miguel Bosé Aries Panamá, Spanish singer (Lo Mejor del Año)/actor (El Avaro, Queen Margot), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Charles Jones NBA forward (Houston Rockets), is born.Ref: 5
1958*(Long Island) Alec Baldwin (Alexander Rae Baldwin III) actor: Pearl Harbor, The Hunt for Red October, Beetlejuice, The Getaway, Married to the Mob, Talk Radio, Working Girl, Miami Blues, Knots Landing, is born in Amityville NY.Ref: 4
1959*Actor David Hyde Pierce (Niles on "Frazier") is born in Saratoga Springs NY. (XDG, p 4A, 4/3/2001)Ref: 83
1961*Eddie Murphy Brooklyn NY, actor (Saturday Night Live, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Raw), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Melissa Etheridge rock guitarist/vocalist (Come to My Window), is born.Ref: 5
1962*John Gruffith rocker (Red Rockers), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Mike Ness rocker (Social Distortion), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Nancy Filteau Swift Current Saskatchawan, 72k judoka (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Chris Bosio baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Laura Bryan Birn actress (Lynne-Young and the Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Bo Orlando NFL safety (San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Shelley Michelle Hollywood CA, actress (Golden Eye), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Brent Gilchrist Moose Jaw, NHL center (Dallas Stars), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Pervis Ellison NBA forward/center (Boston Celtics), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Sebastian Philip Clerk Bach, Bahamas, rock (Skid Row-Psycho Love), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Bernd Karbacher Germany, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1968*Mike Lansing Rawlins WY, infielder (Montréal Expos), is born.Ref: 5
1969*David Morland North Bay Ontario Canada, golfer (1992 Trafalgar Rookie of Year), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Reid Hayston Hamilton New Zealand, beach volleyball player (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Rodney Hampton NFL running back (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Keith Franklin WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Matt Gay WLAF safety (Rhein Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Anthony McClanahan CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Kevin Farkas WLAF tackle (Amsterdam Admirals), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Peter Schwab Boston MA, rower (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Picabo Street skier (Olympics-gold-94), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Quilvio Veras Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, infielder (Florida Marlins), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Jennie Garth Champagn Ill, actr (Kelly Taylor-Beverly Hills 90210)Ref: 5
1972*Sandrine Testud Lyon France, tennis star (1993 Strasbourg), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Greg DeLong NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Jim Campbell Worchester MA, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Kelly Lochbaum CFL linebacker (British Columbia Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Thomas Hamilton NBA center (Boston Celtics), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Keith Closs NBA center (Los Angeles Clippers), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Veronique De Kock Miss Belgium-Universe (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Esmeralda Gonzales Miss Wyoming Teen-USA (1997)Ref: 5
33*Christ crucified (according to astronomers Humphreys & Waddington).Ref: 5
628*Chosroes II emperor of Persia (579..628), murdered by his son.Ref: 5
1287*Honorius IV [Giacomo Savelli], Italian Pope (1285-87), dies.Ref: 5
1512*Richard Pafraet Dutch printer, dies.Ref: 5
1525*Giovanni Rucellai Italian poet (Le Api), dies at 49.Ref: 5
1581*Huibert Duifhuis Roman Catholic pastor (Rotterdam/Utrecht), dies.Ref: 5
1682*Bartolomé Esteban Murillo Spanish, artist: Immaculate Conception, Moses Striking the Rock, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Tending the Sick, St. Peter Released from Prison; dies.Ref: 4
1694*Ferdinand van Apshoven de Jongere Flemish painter, buried at 64.Ref: 5
1695*Melchior de Hondecoeter Dutch still life painter, dies at about 58.Ref: 5
1769*Gerhard Tersteegen German evangelist/poet (in blood), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1797*Nonnosus Madlseder composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1811*Pieter-Jozef Verhaghen Flemish (court)painter, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1822*Friedrich Bertuch writer, dies.Ref: 5
1826*Reginald Heber bishop & hymn writer, dies.Ref: 5
1838*Francesco Antommarchi Napoleon's physician on St Helena, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1849*Juliusz Slowacki Pol poet (Father of the Plague-Patient), dies at 39.Ref: 5
1850*Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek organist/pianist/composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1856*Gunpowder in church explodes killing 4,000 in Rhodos.Ref: 5
1858*Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm Austrian composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1862*James Clark Ross Arctic explorer, dies.Ref: 5
1868*Franz Adolf Berwald Swedish composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1876*Henriette Davidis writer, dies.Ref: 5
1882*Jesse James, 34, shot dead in St Joseph MO by his cousin and member of his gang, Robert Ford.Ref: 5
1882*Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1884 Carel JCH van Nispen tot Sevenaer Dutch Cath politician, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1897*Johannes Brahms, composer: Brahms Lullaby, Requiem, Symphony #1 in C Minor, Symphony #4 in E Minor; dies at age 63.Ref: 4
1898*George Jessel toastmaster general/entertainer (Diary of Young Comic), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Richard D'Oyly Carte, English impresario; founded the Savoy Theatre, dies at age 56.Ref: 70
1909*Benjamin Johnson Lang composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1919*Paul Geisler composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1920*Homer Newton Bartlett composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1936*Bruno Hauptman is executed, in Trenton, N.J., for the kidnappng and murder of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. Hauptmann's widow, Anna, continues to proclaim her husband's innocence; she petitions the state of New Jersey to release secret evidence in a continuing attempt to clear her husband's name.Ref: 87
1941*André Michelin French tire manufacturer, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1941*Pal Teleki-von Szek PM Hungary (1920-21, 39-41), suicide at 61.Ref: 5
1942*Albert Siklos, Hungarian cellist, composer and musicologist, dies at age 63.Ref: 70
1942*Paul Gilson composer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1943*Conrad Veidt German/US actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1944*Xenia OH suffers its worst fire in terms of human loss. The house at the then-numbered 1003 W Second Street burns when a coal oil cook stove in one apartment of the three-apartment structure explodes, killing four children. (XDG, p 14A, 8/25/2003)Ref: 83
1945*Joseph Weinheber Austria poet/writer (Vienna Verbatim), dies at 43.Ref: 5
1946*Thomas Dixon, American dramatist/legislator, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1946*Lt. General Masaharu Homma, the Japanese commander responsible for the Bataan Death March, was executed in the Philippines.Ref: 70
1949*Basil Harwood composer, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1950*Kurt Weill, German-born American composer (The Threepenny Opera), dies at age 50.Ref: 70
1950*Death of American hymnwriter Ira B. Wilson, 70. Associated with Lorenz Publishing in Dayton, Ohio for over 40 years, Wilson's most enduring sacred composition was "Make Me a Blessing" (aka "Out of the Highways and Byways of Life").Ref: 5
1950*Carter G Woodson "father of black history", dies in Washington DC at 74.Ref: 5
1950*Adolf Wiklund composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1951*Johannes C Kielstra Dut economist/Governor (Suriname 1933-44), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1955*Fire in cinema to Sclessin Belgium, kills 39.Ref: 5
1955*Night express train in Guadalajara derails, killing 300.Ref: 5
1956*Traitsjo Kostov, Bulgarian vice-premier, executed.Ref: 5
1958*Theodor Kramer writer, dies.Ref: 5
1960*Anton Pannekoek Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1962*Benny "Kid" Paret US welterweight boxer, dies after fight, at 24.Ref: 5
1962*Manolis Kalomiris Greek opera composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1966*Russel Crouse US stagewriter (Life with Father), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1969*Rex Evans actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1971*Joseph Valachi US gangster, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1971*Manfred Bonnington Lee [Ellery Queen], detective writer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1972*Ferde Ferdinand Rudolph von Grofé composer (Grand Canyon Suite), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1974*Deadly tornadoes struck wide parts of the South and Midwest before jumping across the border into Canada; more than 300 fatalities resulted. In Xenia OH, three tornados converge, killing 33 and leaving 10,000 homeless.Ref: 56
1975*Mary Ure actress (Sons & Lovers, Where Eagles Dare), dies at 42.Ref: 5
1975*James Rupers kills his family to inherit.Ref: 5
1976*Maurice Johnstone composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1979*Harry (Leon) ‘Suitcase’ ‘Goody’ Simpson baseball: Cleveland Indians, KC Athletics [all-star: 1956], NY Yankees [World Series: 1957], Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates; dies.Ref: 4
1980*Luella Gear actress (Joe & Mabel), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1981*Juan T. Trippe, American pioneer in commercial aviation, dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1982*Warren Oates actor (East of Eden, Stoney Burke), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1982*Herman W Filarski Dutch bridge journalist, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1986*Peter Pears English tenor (Death in Venice), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1986*Richard Manuel rock pianist/vocalist (Band), dies on 41st birthday.Ref: 5
1988*Milton Caniff, Dutch cartoonist (Terry & the Pirates), dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1988*81 Milton Caniff 2/28/1907 4/3/1988 American comic-strip artistRef: 70
1989*Norman Woolard actor (Guilty, Saul & David, Medeleine), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1990*Sarah Vaughan ‘The Divine One’: jazz singer: Broken-Hearted Melody; Make Yourself Comfortable, Whatever Lola Wants, Passing Strangers [w/Billy Eckstine]; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award [1989]; dies at age 66 of lung cancer.Ref: 4
1990*Katharine Balfour actress (Love Story), dies of ALS at 69.Ref: 5
1991*(Henry) Graham Greene author: The Third Man, The Power and the Glory; dies at 86.Ref: 4
1991*Charles H Goren, American contract bridge authority, bridge master (26 US Titles), dies at age 90.Ref: 70
1992*Lloyd "Slim" Andrews actor (Buf Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies.Ref: 5
1992*Margaret Barker actress (Fathers & Son), dies of lung cancer at 83.Ref: 5
1993*Pinky Lee (Pincus Leff) entertainer: burlesque; The Pinky Lee Show [early ’50s TV] dies, dies of heart attack at 85.Ref: 4
1993*Alexander Mnouchkine French movie producer (Professional), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1993*Dieter Plage German wildlife filmmaker, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1993*Eduardo Cabellero Calderon Colombian writer/diplomat, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1994*Betty Furness actress/news consumer reporter (WNBC), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1994*Frank G Wells US director (Walt Disney), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1994*Jerome Lejeune French geneticist (Syndrome of Down), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1994*Pat Harper NYC news anchor (WPIX, WNBC), dies.Ref: 5
1995*David Alexander Reginald Herbert writer, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1995*Harvey Pennick golfer/teacher, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1996*Former Cleveland Mayor Carl Stokes, the first black elected mayor of a major U.S. city, dies at age 68. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1996*An Air Force jetliner carrying Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, 54, and American business executives crashes in Croatia, killing all 35 people aboard.Ref: 95
1996*Christopher John Seward aid worker, dies at 45.Ref: 5
1996*Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes bluesman, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1997*Judy Flannery master triathlete, killed by a car at 56Ref: 5
2003*Cuban security forces arrest the hijackers of a passenger ferry, rescuing nearly 50 hostages. (XDG, p 4A, 4/21/2004)Ref: 83

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