Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
April 5th

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-2348*-BC- Noah's ark grounded, Mt Ararat (calculated date).Ref: 5
823*Pope Peschalis I crowns Lotharius I, co-emperor of France.Ref: 5
1058*Bishop John "Minchio", [domkop] elected as Pope Benedictus X.Ref: 5
1566 200 Brussel nobles offer Margaretha of Parma a petition.Ref: 5
1585*Clemens Crabbeels becomes bishop of Hertogenbosch.Ref: 5
1603*New English king James I departs Edinburgh for London.Ref: 5
1614*Pocahontas, daughter of chief Powhatan, marries colonist/planter John Rolfe.Ref: 74
1621*The Mayflower sailed from Plymouth MA on a return trip to England.Ref: 70
1739*French emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty.Ref: 5
1751*Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself king of Sweden.Ref: 5
1762*British take Grenada, West Indies, from French.Ref: 5
1764*Parliament passes the Revenue Act, known as the Sugar Act, to raise funds to pay for colonial administration. 
1768*First US Chamber of Commerce forms (New York NY).Ref: 5
1792*George Washington cast the first presidential veto, rejecting a congressional measure for apportioning representatives among the states.Ref: 5
1799*Simon Kenton moves to his first Ohio home, a 1000-acre spread 4 miles north of modern Springfield OH.Ref: 58
1805*Simon Kenton resigns his brigadiership in the Ohio militia to tour recently acquired western lands west of the Mississippi River. He will visit with his friend, Daniel Boone.Ref: 58
1814*Netherlands Bank issues it's first banknotes.Ref: 5
1843*Queen Victoria proclaims Hong Kong a British crown colony.Ref: 2
1881*Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty.Ref: 5
1887*In Tuscumbia, Ala., teacher Anne Sullivan taught her blind and deaf pupil, Helen Keller, the meaning of the word "water" as spelled out in the manual alphabet.Ref: 70
1893*Cleveland passes Park Act (forerunner of Metroparks).Ref: 5
1895*Writer Oscar Wylde is arrested.Ref: 5
1895*Playwright Oscar Wilde lost his criminal libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry, who had accused the writer of homosexual practices.Ref: 70
1895 Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices.Ref: 5
1900*Attempted assassination of Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails.Ref: 5
1906*St Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland".Ref: 5
1906*(Shipp) Chattanooga papers report that Rev. Jones told Secret Service detectives that he had called the police to report the lynching, but found them unwilling to act. At night, Jones' home is set on fire.Ref: 87
1908*British premier Henry Campbell-Bannerman resigns.Ref: 5
1911*(Triangle) A funeral parade is held for the seven bodies of fire victims that remain unidentified.Ref: 87
1911 Waldorf W Aster acquires the Daily Observer.Ref: 5
1919*Eamon de Valera becomes president of Ireland.Ref: 2
1919*Eamon de Valera becomes president of Dail Eireann.Ref: 5
1923*Firestone Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, OH began the first regular production of balloon tires.Ref: 4
1925 Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election.Ref: 5
1929 Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact.Ref: 5
1930 Mahatma Ghandi defies British law by making salt in India instead of buying it from the British.Ref: 2
1932*Dutch textile strike broken by trade unions.Ref: 5
1935 Croatian Farmers Party wins Yugoslavian election.Ref: 5
1938*Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa Poland.Ref: 5
1939*Membership in Hitler Youth becomes obligatory.Ref: 5
1941*In San Francisco, Castro & Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses.Ref: 5
1943 Poon Lim found after being adrift 133 days.Ref: 5
1944*The first sample of reactor produced plutonium arrives from Oak Ridge. Segre immediately begins monitoring its spontaneous fission rate.Ref: 91
1944*A Jewish inmate, Siegfried Lederer, escapes from Auschwitz-Birkenau and makes it safely to Czechoslovakia. He then warns the Elders of the Council at Theresienstadt about Auschwitz.Ref: 35
1950*Prague espionage trial against bishops & priests begins.Ref: 5
1951*(Rosenberg) Judge Kaufman imposes the death sentence on Rosenbergs, sentences Morton Sobell to 30 years (he was released in 1969).Ref: 87
1953*In Washington, D.C., President Dwight Eisenhower inaugurated the Presidential Prayer Breakfast. (Its name was later changed to the Annual National Prayer Breakfast.).Ref: 5
1955*Winston Churchill resigns as British PM, Anthony Eden succeeds him.Ref: 5
1955*Richard J. Daley was elected mayor of Chicago, IL, starting one of the most colorful political careers not only of the Windy City, but anywhere.Ref: 4
1956*Columnist Victor Riesel, a crusader against labor racketeers, was blinded in New York City when a hired assailant threw sulfuric acid in his face.Ref: 59
1961 Dutch Governor Platteel installs New Guinea Council.Ref: 5
1962*NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to an altitude of 54,600 meters.Ref: 5
1962*Manager J Daems appointed bishop of Antwerp.Ref: 5
1962 St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians workers shake hands.Ref: 5
1963*Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes chief of Western Samoa.Ref: 5
1964*1st driverless trains run on the London Underground.Ref: 5
1965*Lava Lamp Day celebrated.Ref: 5
1965*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1966*Timothy Leary spoke at New York’s Town Hall and compared LSD to a microscope saying that the drug “is to psychology what the microscope is to biology,” making not just a few to wonder, “What’s he smokin’?”Ref: 4
1969*Pope Paul VI abolished the galero (red hat) and red shoes and buckles customarily worn by Roman Catholic cardinals.Ref: 5
1971*Mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy.Ref: 5
1971*Fran Phipps is first woman to reach North Pole.Ref: 5
1974*Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories).Ref: 5
1975*Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely.Ref: 5
1976*Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England.Ref: 5
1977*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1979*Ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia.Ref: 5
1982*Lord Carrington, British foreign sect resigns due to Falkland Island war.Ref: 5
1982*Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falkland Islands war.Ref: 5
1983*France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats.Ref: 5
1988*A 15-day hijacking ordeal began as gunmen forced a Kuwait Airways jumbo jet to land in Iran.Ref: 64
1988*Democratic convention picks Michael Dukakis as their pres candidate.Ref: 5
1989 Solidarity grants legal status in Poland.Ref: 5
1991*US begins air drops to Kurdish refugees in Northern Iraq.Ref: 5
1992*Largest demonstration in Washington DC history 700,000 march in support of abortion rights.Ref: 10
1992 Peru's President Alberto Fujimori suspends constitution & dissolves Congress.Ref: 5
1992*Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon installed as president.Ref: 5
1993 The European Community called for more and tighter sanctions on Serbia to try to force Belgrade's allies in Bosnia to accept a peace plan. (XDG, p 6A, 4/05/2003)Ref: 83
1996*Accompanied by six children who survived the Oklahoma City bombing, President Clinton bowed his head in silent prayer at the site where 168 people were killed almost a year earlier.Ref: 64
1998 The world's longest suspension bridge opens. The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan links Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands, with the biggest island of Honshu.Ref: 4
1998 In Leeds, England, environment chiefs from the world's top eight industrial nations announce plans to curb the smuggling of hazardous waste, endangered species and substances that damage the ozone layer. (XDG, p 6A, 4/05/2003)Ref: 83
1999*Libya surrendered two suspects in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland to a U.N. representative.Ref: 70
1999*"Top Ten" fugitives Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah were surrendered to Dutch authorities to be tried before a Scottish court for charges in connection with the 12/21/98 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland.Ref: 14
2000*Ending a two-year investigation, an independent counsel cleared Labor Secretary Alexis Herman of allegations that she'd solicited $250,000 in illegal campaign contributions.Ref: 64
2000*Yoshiro Mori took over as Japan's new prime minister, succeeding Keizo Obuchi, who had been felled by a stroke.Ref: 70
2002*(Manson) (day unspecified) Charles Manson is refused parole for the tenth time at a hearing he refused to attend. Manson, now 67, will next be up for parole in 2007.Ref: 87
2002 US mediator Anthony Zinni meets with Yasser Arafat at the Palestine leader's besieged West Bank headquarters on the bloodiest day of fighting since the beginning of Israel's week-old offensive. (XDG, p 6A, 4/05/2003)Ref: 83
1722*Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.Ref: 5
1806*Isaac Quintard patents apple cider.Ref: 5
1933*The first operation to remove a lung was performed by Dr. Evarts Ambrose Graham at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.Ref: 4
1967*ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit.Ref: 5
1975*USSR Salyut 4 launched, fails to reach orbit, lands off course in snowstorm and rolls down a ravine; lines snag, saving lives of both cosmonautsRef: 62
1979*Pioneer 11 launched towards Jupiter.Ref: 5
1991*The space shuttle "Atlantis" blasted off on a mission that included the deploying of the second of "NASA's" Great Observatories. The government reported the nation's jobless rate surged to 6.8 percent in March. Former Texas Sen. John Tower, his daughter and 21 other people were killed in a commuter plane crash near Brunswick, Ga.Ref: 5
1997*Galileo, 3rd Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 7).Ref: 5
1242 Russian troops led by Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod repel an invasion by Teutonic knights.Ref: 2
1242 Battle on the More of Pskov Estonia.Ref: 5
1648 Spanish troops/feudal barons strike down people's uprising in Naples.Ref: 5
1812*British storm Badajoz fortress, held by French & Spanish.Ref: 5
1861*Gideon Wells, the Secretary of the Navy issues official orders for the relief of Fort Sumter.Ref: 2
1861*Federals abandon Ft Quitman, TX.Ref: 5
1862*Siege of Yorktown VA.Ref: 5
1865*As the Confederate army approaches Appomattox, it skirmishes with Union forces at Amelia Springs and Paine's Cross Road.Ref: 2
1865*Battle at Amelia Springs/Jetersville VA (Appomattox Campaign).Ref: 5
1908 The Japanese Army reaches Yalu River as Russians retreat.Ref: 2
1915*French begin Woëvre-offensive.Ref: 5
1916*French troops occupy Bois de Caillette.Ref: 5
1917*Missourian, American steamer, sunk in Mediterranean.Ref: 38
1941*German commandos secure docks along the Danube River in preparation for Germany's invasion of the Balkans.Ref: 2
1943*The British 8th Army attacks the next blocking position of the retreating Axis forces at Wadi Akarit.Ref: 2
1943*Allies bomb Mortsel.Ref: 5
1944*140 Lancasters bomb airplane manufacturer in Toulouse.Ref: 5
1945*Kuniaki Koiso resigns as PM of Japan; replaced by Kantaro Suzuki.Ref: 5
1945*4th Canadian Armoured Division captures Almelo in northeast Holland. 
1945*Almelo Netherlands freed.Ref: 5
1993 Republican Guard kills 64 in Chad.Ref: 5
2003*American armored vehicles drive through Baghdad briefly after smashing through Republican Guard units. (XDG, p 5A, 4/21/2003)Ref: 83
1896*First modern Olympic Games officially open in Athens.Ref: 5
1912*The Dodgers play an exhibition game against New York in the unofficial opening of the field.Ref: 86
1913*In an exhibition game against the Yankees, 25,000 fans watch the Dodgers play their first game in Ebbets Field. Brooklyn beats New York, 3-2 with Casey Stengel hitting the park¹s first HR, an inside-the-parker.Ref: 1
1915*Jess Willard Kos Jack Johnson in the 26th round for heavyweight boxing title in Havana, Cuba. Johnson claims he took a dive as his best chance at getting back into the US.Ref: 97
1919*Heavyweight Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in Havana.Ref: 5
1925*Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collaspes at railroad station in Asheville, North Carolina, and will be hospitalized in New York.Ref: 1
1927 Johnny Weissmuller set records in the 100 & 200 m freestyle.Ref: 5
1934*WSAL hires Red Barber to broadcast Cincinnati Reds games.Ref: 1
1934*Babe Ruth, sponsored by Quaker Oats, agrees to do weekly NBC broadcasts. His thirteen week radio salary will be $4000 more than his Yankee contract.Ref: 1
1952 Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title.Ref: 5
1953*Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open.Ref: 5
1959*23rd Golf Masters Championship Art Wall Jr wins, shooting a 284.Ref: 5
1964*Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open.Ref: 5
1966*Don Larsen, who is the last active major leaguer who played for the St. Louis Browns, is released by the Orioles. As a rookie 1953, the Michigan City, Indiana native posted a 7-12 record for the hapless franchise which loss 100 games in its final season in St. Louis.Ref: 1
1967*Philadelphia '76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds.Ref: 5
1968 Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego opens.Ref: 5
1971*At RFK Stadium, 45,000 fans watch the last opening day game to be played in Washington, D.C.Ref: 1
1972*The season opener between Astros and Reds is cancelled due to the player strike which started on April 1. It marks the first time in major league history Opening Day is delayed and 86 games will be lost before the labor dispute is settled.Ref: 1
1972*Mets trade Ken Singleton to Expos for Rusty Staub.Ref: 5
1973*NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie quarterbacks, 1-19).Ref: 5
1974*Robin Yount becomes the Milwaukee Brewers' regular shortstop at 18 years of age.Ref: 86
1979*Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper.Ref: 5
1981*Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes.Ref: 5
1981*The 10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship is won by Nancy Lopez.Ref: 5
1982*Third baseman Ryne Sandberg makes his Cubs debut Opening Day in 3-2 win in Cincinnati.Ref: 86
1982*St Louis Cardinals' Jim Kaat pitches in record 24th consecutive season.Ref: 5
1983*New York Mets' Tom Seaver's sets record 14th National League Opening Day assignment.Ref: 5
1984*Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421).Ref: 5
1986 Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121m).Ref: 5
1987*Wayne Gretsky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title.Ref: 5
1987*The 16th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship is won by Betsy King.Ref: 5
1990*John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 yrs in a row.Ref: 5
1990*NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 2-1 in first game of preliminary.Ref: 5
1991*Joe Dumaars (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 62 games.Ref: 5
1992*Game 2 of Mayor Challenge New York Yankees sweep New York Mets 6-5 at Shea Stadium.Ref: 5
1992*11th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion Stanford beats Western Kentucky 78-62.Ref: 5
1992*The 4th Seniors Golf Tradition is won by Lee Trevino.Ref: 5
1992*Dana Lofland wins Las Vegas LPGA Golf International.Ref: 5
1992 Wrestlemania VIII, 62,167 at Hoosier Dome Randy "Macho Man" Savage beats Ric Flair for title, Hulk Hogan disqualifies Sid Justice.Ref: 5
1993*On Opening Day, Greg Maddux, who was signed as a free agent, allows no runs and scatters five hits to his former team over 8 1/3 innings as the Braves edge the Cubs, 1-0.Ref: 1
1993*Eric Fox, inserted into the game as late-inning defensive replacement hits a grand-slam home run in the bottom of the eighth inning giving the A's a 9-4 Opening Day victory before 43,370 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. It will be the outfielder's only homer of the season.Ref: 1
1993*In front of 42,334 fans at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, the Florida Marlins, in their major league first game ever, defeat the Dodgers, 6-3.Ref: 1
1993*At Shea Stadium, the Rockies lose their NL debut to the Mets , 3-0. Doc Gooden pitches a 4-hit complete game for the victory.Ref: 1
1993*55th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship North Carolina beats Michigan 77-71. This is North Carolina's first NCAA championship in 11 years.Ref: 5
1993*Crowd of 73,293 watches New York Yankees beat Cleveland Indians 9-1.Ref: 5
1994*Miami Heat beat New York Knicks ending 15 game NBA winning streak.Ref: 5
2000*The Florida Marlins announce they will no longer pursue a Cruise Passenger Surcharge as part of their financing plan for a new ballpark after Florida Governor Jeb Bush states his opposition to the proposal.Ref: 86
2002 (Mt. St. Elias) (AM) Seasonsed outdoorsmen John Griber, Greg Van Doerston, Aaron Martin and Reid Sanders landed on Mt. St. Elias in Alaska at 10,500 ft with the intent of reaching the summit (18,008 ft) and skiing to the sea. (Sports Illustrated, 4/29/2002, p. 56) 
2002 (Mt. St. Elias) (PM) Greg Van Doerston drops out of the St. Elias climb with frostbite and decides to stay at the base camp at 14,500 ft. (Sports Illustrated, 4/29/2002, p. 56) 
2003*The Royals become the first major league team to begin the season 5-0 after losing 100-games the prior year. Runelvys Hernandez, the winner of a coin toss making him the Opening Day starter, wins his second game as allows two hits in seven innings beating the Indians, 2-1Ref: 1
2003*To show support for the U.S. troops in Iraq, the White Sox announce all active military members showing a military ID will be given free admission to home games at U.S. Cellular Field. Tickets would not be available for the Cub series in June.Ref: 1
1753*British Museum forms (opens in 1759).Ref: 5
1803*First performance of Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D.Ref: 5
1827 James H. Hackett became the first American actor to appear abroad as he performed at Covent Garden in London, England.Ref: 4
1847*The opera "Die Fledermaus" is produced (Vienna)Ref: 5
1874*Johann Strauss Sr's opera "Die Fledermaus", premieres in Vienna.Ref: 5
1887 British historian Lord Acton wrote, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely." (XDG, p 6A, 4/05/2003)Ref: 83
1889*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of The Copper Beeches" (BG).Ref: 5
1894*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of the Empty House" (BG).Ref: 5
1895*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of the 3 Students" (BG).Ref: 5
1902 Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte", premieres in Paris France.Ref: 5
1905 James Barrie's "Alice-sit-by-the-fire", premieres in London.Ref: 5
1946*First performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony.Ref: 5
1954*Elvis Presley records his debut single, "That's All Right".Ref: 5
1958*Johnny Mathis’ album, Johnny’s Greatest Hits, on Columbia Records, made it to the pop music charts for the first time. The LP remained on the charts for a record 490 weeks (nearly 9-1/2 years!) The record began its stay at number one (three weeks) on June 9, 1958. Mathis studied opera from age 13 and earned a track and field scholarship at San Francisco State College. He was invited to Olympic try-outs and chose a singing career instead. He was originally a jazz-style singer when Mitch Miller of Columbia switched Mathis to singing pop ballads. Johnny would chart over 60 albums in 30 years.Ref: 4
1961*Barbra Striesand appears on "The Jack Paar Show".Ref: 5
1962*Herb Gardner's "A Thousand Clowns"opens on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.Ref: 5
1963*Beatles recieve their 1st silver disc (Please Please Me).Ref: 5
1965*37th Academy Awards "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews win.Ref: 5
1975*"Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 performances.Ref: 5
1976 Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen", premieres in London.Ref: 5
1980*World's rarest stamp, the one-cent British Guiana 1856 magenta, auctioned for $850,000 in NY.Ref: 10
1982 After years of publication to the radio and recording industry, Record World magazine ceased publication and filed for bankruptcy protection.Ref: 4
1984*"Human Comedy" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 13 performances.Ref: 5
1985*Broadcasters banded together to play the single, We Are the World, at 10:50 a.m. E.S.T. Stations in the United States were joined by hundreds of others around the world in a sign of unification for the African relief cause. Even Muzak made the song only the second vocal selection it has ever played in elevators and offices since its inception.Ref: 4
1987*Fox TV network premiers showing Married With Children & Tracey Ullman.Ref: 5
1989*David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo.Ref: 5
1990*Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity.Ref: 5
1991*Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan.Ref: 5
1992*Comedian Sam Kenison marries live-in girlfriend Maleeka.Ref: 5
1992*"Search & Destroy" closes at Circle in Square Theater NYC after 46 performances.Ref: 5
1993*Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1994*"Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden NYC for 347 performances.Ref: 5
1996 John Bobbitt is put under house arrest in Las Vegas for 120 days.Ref: 5
1996*Marlon Brando makes anti-semitic remarks about Hollywood on Larry King.Ref: 5
2063*Fiction: Earth's first contact by extra-terrestrials (Vulcan); according to Star Trek.Ref: 5
2173*Fiction: Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd, New Amsterdam, Arcturus (Star Trek), is born.Ref: 5
1588*Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (Leviathan), is born.Ref: 68
1595*John Wilson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1598*Laurentius Erhard composer, is born.Ref: 5
1626*Jan van Kessel Flemish painter, is born.Ref: 5
1643*Charles V Leopold Duke of Lorraine/fieldmarshal in Austria, is born.Ref: 5
1649*Elihu Yale, the English philanthropist for whom Yale University is named, is born.Ref: 68
1698*Georg Gottfried Wagner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1725*Giovanni Casanova de Seingalt (Casanova), Italian writer/philanderer/adventurer (uncertain), is born.Ref: 17
1726*(Declaration of Independence) Benjamin Harrison, farmer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Berkeley, VA. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1727*Pasquale Ankossi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1732*Jean-Honoré Fragonard France, painter, is born.Ref: 5
1752*Sebastien Erard piano/harp manufacturer, is born.Ref: 5
1782*Jean-Honore Fragonard, French rococo painter, is born.Ref: 70
1784*Ludwig Spohr, Germany, violin virtuoso/composer (Faust), is born.Ref: 5
1788*Franz Pforr German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund), is born.Ref: 5
1795*Sir Henry Havelock British soldier (War in Afghanistan 1838-39), is born.Ref: 5
1799*Vincenzo Fioravanti composer, is born.Ref: 5
1801*Vincenzo Gioberti, Italian philosopher, politician and cleric, is born.Ref: 70
1811*Jules Dupr‚ landscape painter, is born.Ref: 5
1818*Lewis Baldwin Parsons Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), is born.Ref: 5
1820*Nadar [Félix Tournachon] French painter/cartoonist/author/ballonist, is born.Ref: 5
1822*James Nagle Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1866, is born.Ref: 5
1824*Sydney Thompson Dobell poet (The Roman), is born.Ref: 5
1825*David Rumph "Neighbor" Jones Major General (Confederate Army), is born.Ref: 5
1827*Joseph Lister, British surgeon, inventor: Listerine mouthwash; President of the Royal Society [1895 to 1900], founded aseptic surgery, is born.Ref: 4
1828*Pietro Plantania composer, is born.Ref: 5
1830*Alexander Muir Lesmahagow Scotland, poet (The Maple Leaf Forever), is born.Ref: 5
1832*Jules-Fran‡ois Camille Ferry French statesman, is born.Ref: 5
1837*Algernon Charles Swinburne, England, poet (Atalanta in Calydon), is born.Ref: 5
1838*Alpheus Hyatt US, invertebrate paleontologist, is born.Ref: 5
1839*Robert Smalls Beaufort SC, black congressman 1875-87 (Representative-SC), is born.Ref: 5
1839*Stanislaw Pilinski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1845*Jules M Cambon French Governor-General of Algeria/ambassador, is born.Ref: 5
1853*Alfonso Randano composer, is born.Ref: 5
1854*Vicente Goicoechea Errasti composer, is born.Ref: 5
1856*Booker Taliaferro Washington, former slave, educator, founded the Tuskegee Institute, is born in Franklin County VA.Ref: 2
1857*Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg ruler of Bulgaria (1879-86), is born.Ref: 5
1858*Washington Atlee Burpee, founded the world's largest mail-order seed company, is born.Ref: 2
1859*Wilhelm Harteveld composer, is born.Ref: 5
1862*Louis Ganne composer, is born.Ref: 5
1865*Lincoln Filene, American business executive and philanthropist; chairman of Federated Department Stores (1929-57), is born.Ref: 70
1869*Albert Roussel Tourcoing France, composer (Rapsodie Flamende), is born.Ref: 5
1869*Karl Wagenfeld Low German writer (Daud un Düwel), is born.Ref: 5
1871*Jeanne Bougeois [La Mistinguette], artist (French revue), is born.Ref: 5
1875 Mistinguett is born.Ref: 10
1876*Viktor Patrick Vretblad composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Dimitrie Cuclin composer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Jacques Handschin Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Fie Carelsen Dutch actress (Malle Gervallen), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Clas Thunberg Finland, speed skater (Olympic Gold-1924, 28), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Pál Szabó Hungarian farmer/author (Talpalatnyi Föld), is born.Ref: 5
1899 William Hornby Steer barrister/judge, is born.Ref: 5
1901*Chester Bowles Mass, ambassador/writer (Conscience of a Liberal), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Melvyn Douglas (Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg) Academy Award-winning actor: [supporting] Hud [1963], [supporting] Being There [1979]; The Vampire Bat, Captains Courageous, Ninotchka, Three Hearts for Julia, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, The Americanization of Emily, I Never Sang for My Father, The Candidate, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, The Changeling, Ghost Story; is born in Macon GA. died Aug 4, 1981; see Superstar Day [above]Ref: 4
1901*Alexander Alexeieff Russian/French painter/graphic artist, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Thomas Baron Pitfield composer, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Bill Raisch one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Jef Maes composer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock English agronomist, is born.Ref: 5
1907*J Zeldenrust Dutch pathologist/anatomist, is born.Ref: 5
1908 Jagjivan Ram,Indian politician and spokesman for the untouchables, is born.Ref: 4
1908*Grady Sutton, Chattanooga TN, actor (Pruitts of South Hampton), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Herbert von Karajan, Austria, Berlin Philharmonic conductor/Nazi, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Mary Hemingway writer (Ernest Hemmingway Biography), is born.Ref: 5
1908 Mary Hemingway is born.Ref: 10
1908*Bette (Ruth Elizabeth) Davis, Academy Award-winning actress: Dangerous [1935], Jezebel [1938]; Dark Victory, The Letter, The Little Foxes, Now, Voyager, Mr. Skeffington, All About Eve, The Star, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, is born in Lowell, MA.Ref: 4
1908*George Schick Prague Czechoslovakia, conductor (Chicago Symphony), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli New York NY, film producer (James Bond), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Goddard Lieberson Hanley Staffordshire England, recording exec, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Gordon Jones, Alden IA, actor (Mike the Cop-Abbott & Costello), is born.Ref: 5
1912*John Le Mesurier Bedford England, actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Alan Cheales dominican priest, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Frederick Angus Armstrong journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1916*(Eldred) Gregory Peck, film actor (To Kill a Mockingbird), is born in La Jolla, CA.Ref: 2
1916 Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Bernard Baily comic artist, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Richard Yardumian Philadelphia PA, composer (Come Creator Spirit), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Robert [Albert] Bloch US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Sir Douglas Henley British auditor-general, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Arthur Halley England, Canadian author (Hotel, Airport), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Arthur Hailey Luton England, novelist (Hotel, Airport), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Barend Biesheuvel Dutch premier (1971-73), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Lady Fisher founder (British Women Caring Trust), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Robert Q Lewis New York NY, TV host (Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Gale Storm (Josephine Cottle), Bloomington Tx, actr (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show), is born in Bloomington TX.Ref: 5
1922*Tom Finney British soccer star, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Christopher Hewett Worthing Sussex England, actor (Mr Belvedere, The Producers), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Harry Freedman composer, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Nguyen Van Thieu, president of South Vietnam, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Stanley Orme chairman (British Labour Party), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Ernest Mandel Belgian philosopher/economist, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Michael V Gazzo Hillside NJ, actor (Cookie, Fear City), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Mart Kempers Dutch graphic artist/sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Stan Levey musician: drums: in band with Charlie Parker; one of the Lighthouse All-Stars; composer, is born.Ref: 4
1925*Oldrich Flosman composer, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Roger Corman, director: The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Masque of the Red Death, The Raven, Little Shop of Horrors, The Fall of the House of Usher, Swamp Women, is born in Detroit MI.Ref: 4
1926*Milton O Thompson astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15), is born.Ref: 5
1927*John Gilbert MP, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Will Gaines jazz dancer, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Tony Williams singer: group: The Platters: Only You, The Great Pretender, Twilight Time, My Prayer, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Harbor Lights; is born in Elizabeth NJ.Ref: 4
1928*David Farquhar Andress composer, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Michael Bryant, London England, actor (Sakharov, Girly), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Peter Moore Principal (London Business School), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Nigel Hawthorne actor (Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Hugo Claus Flemish writer/director (Cool Lover, Sugar), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Denis Lawton director (London University Institute of Education), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Billy Bland singer: Let the Little Girl Dance, My Heart’s on Fire, is born.Ref: 4
1934*Tina Maria Stone runner (1 year distance record of 15,472 miles), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Stanley Turrentine, jazz musician: tenor sax; one of the ‘Pittsburgh Brethren’; played with Tommy Turrentine [his brother], Lowell Fulson, Tadd Dameron, Earl Bostic, Max Roach; his hits included: The Look of Love, Midnight Special, Look Out, Pieces of a Dream, Straight Ahead, Wonderland, La Place; is born.Ref: 4
1934*Frank Gorshin Pittsburgh PA, impressionist/actor (Riddler-Batman), is born.Ref: 68
1935*Donald Lynden-Bell British astronomer, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Peter Grant rock band manager, is born.Ref: 5
1936*John Albert professor (Master of University College Oxford), is born.Ref: 5
1936*John White composer, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Michael Livesay British Admiral/president (RN College Greenwich), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Colin Powell, Bronx NY, General/advisor to President George Bush (Nat Security Affairs)/Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-93)/Secretary of State (2001- ), is born.Ref: 5
1937 Stuart May senior partner (Theodore Goddard), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Ronald Anthony White Jr singer, is born.Ref: 5
1939*David Winters London England, choreographer (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Lonnie White vocalist (Smokey Robinson & Miracles-Shop Around), is born.Ref: 5
1939 Andrew Buxton CEO (Barclays Bank), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Tommy Cash songwriter: You Don’t Hear; country singer: Six White Horses, Rise and Shine, One Song Away, I Recall a Gypsy Woman; brother of Johnny Cash, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Aliza Kashi Israel, actress/singer (Merv Griffin regular), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Eric Burdon, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun), is born in England.Ref: 68
1941*David LaFlamme, New Britain CT, electric violinist (It's a Beautiful Day), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Michael Moriarty Detroit MI, actor (Ben Stone-Law & Order, Bang the Drum Slowly, Q, Stuff), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Dave Swarbrick rocker (Fairport Convention), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Roman Balayan Nerke Azerbaijan, director (Filer, Biryuk), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Peter Greenaway director, writer: Prospero’s Books, The Belly of an Architect, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, A Zed & Two Noughts, Drowning by Numbers, The Draughtsman’s Contract, is born.Ref: 4
1942 Michael Moriarty is born.Ref: 10
1942*Allan Clarke Salford Lancashire England, rock vocalist (Hollies-The Air That I Breathe), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Jonathan Lynn Bath England, actor (Danny-Doctor in the House), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Max Gail, Detroit MI, actor (Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab, Normal People), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Dave Holland heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Ann [Elizabeth] Maxwell US, sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Crispian St Peters rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1944 James Buckley CEO (Baltic Exchange), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Nicholas Caldwell rocker (Whispers), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Peter T King (Representative-Republican-NY), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Willeke van Ammelrooy Amsterdam, actress (Cidke de Rat, Antonia), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Doug Favell hockey: Univ. of Colorado; NHL: Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Jane Asher, Paul McCartney's former girlfriend/actress (Deep End), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Jennifer Penney ballerina, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Larry Frederick Wendt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1946 Robert E McKee CEO/managing director (Conoco-UK), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Dr. Judith A. Resnik, electrical engineer, astronaut: mission specialist on the ill-fated space shuttle Challenger [died Jan 28, 1986], is born in Akron OH.Ref: 4
1950*Marv Bateman football: Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, LA Rams, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Agnetha Faltskog, Jonkoping, Sweden, rocker (ABBA-Waterloo), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Anna Ulvaeus rocker (Aha-Take on Me), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Franklin R Chang-Diaz Costa Rica, PhD/astronaut (STS 61C, 34, sk:46), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Mildred Douglas Surinames/Dutch singer (Mai Tai), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Roosevelt Ferguson, Arkansas, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Rennie (Renaldo Antonio Porte) Stennett baseball: Pittsburgh Pirates [shares record: seven hits in nine-inning game 9/16/75/World Series: 1979], SF Giants, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Brad Van Pelt football: Michigan State Univ. [Maxwell Award Winner: 1972], Buffalo Bills, NY Giants, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Everett Morton rocker (English Beat), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Christopher S Nelson New Orleans LA, actor (Sons & Daughters), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Michael W Butler created TODAY program, is born.Ref: 5
1954*Stan Ridgeway rocker (Mosquito-Garage Sale), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Janice Long British radio host (Crash FM), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Renate Bruemmer astronaut/cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1958*Johan Kriek South Africa, tennis player (US Indoor 1982), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Cammie Lusko Los Angeles CA, Guinness' World Strongest Woman, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Jimmy Osmond singer (Donny & Marie Show), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Martha Faulconer Indpls IN, golfer (1993 ShopRite LPGA-5th), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Robert "Bob" Kaehler Burlingame CA, rower (Olympics-5th-1992, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Mike McCready musician: guitar: group: Pearl JamRef: 4
1966*Brent Hughes New Westminster Canada, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Larry Norman Toronto Ontario Canada, canoeist (Olympics-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Scott Dill NFL tackle/guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Gianna Amore Warwick RI, playmate (August, 1989), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Tasia Valenza New York NY, actress (Dottie Thornton Martin-All My Children), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Erlan Sagymbayev hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Tim Jacobs NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Bob Kuberski NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Finidi George soccer player (Ajax), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Stuart Peele Australian rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Shigemasa Ito WLAF offensive linebacker (Rhein Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Ed Hobbs WLAF RB (London Monarchs), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Emile Palmer WLAF DT (London Monarchs), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Estefania Knuth Barcelona Spain, LPGA golfer (1992 French International), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Spencer Folau NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens, Rhein Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Tony Banks quarterback (St Louis Rams), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Yutaka Kawaguchi hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Mike DuHaney New Haven CT, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Rick Terry NFL defensive tackle (New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Nikki Dryden Calgary Alberta, 800 meter swimmer (Olympics-6th-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Ike Hilliard NFL wide receiver (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Ryan Drese San Francisco CA, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), is born.Ref: 5
1977*JoAnn Sevin Dubois PA, air pistol (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Sevilay Ozturk Miss Turkey-Universe (1996), is born.Ref: 5
828 Nicephorus patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies at about 77.Ref: 5
1258*Julian of Cornillon/Liege Flemish visionary/saint, dies.Ref: 5
1270*Ramban Nachmanides Talmudic scholar (Hiddushei Ha-Ramden), dies.Ref: 5
1531*Richard Roose is boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop.Ref: 5
1649*John Winthrop, first Governor Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1673 François Caron Admiral/Governor (Formosa), drowns at about 72.Ref: 5
1684*William Brouncker 2nd viscount/1st president of Royal Society, dies.Ref: 5
1693 Anne M L of Orléans duchess (Grande Mademoiselle), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1695*George Savile, first marquis of Halifax, British statesman, dies at age 61.Ref: 70
1697*Charles XI King of Sweden (1660-97), dies at 41.Ref: 5
1712*John Luyken poet/etcher (species company), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1723*J Fischer von Erlach Austrian architect (Hofburg, Vienna), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1732*Johann Christian Schieferdecker composer, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1765*Edward Young English poet (Love of Fame), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1794*Georges-Jacques Danton, French revolutionary leader, guillotined at 34.Ref: 5
1794*Marie Jean Hérault de Séchelles French author/politician, dies.Ref: 5
1811*Death of Robert Raikes, 76, the English philanthropist regarded by many as the founder (in 1780) of the modern Sunday School movement.Ref: 5
1815*Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java). 92,000 die.Ref: 5
1820 Henrik C Cras lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1866*Thomas Hodgkin, English physician, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1869*Daniel Bakeman, the last surviving soldier of the Revolutionary War, died at the age of 109.Ref: 4
1871*Georg Andreas Henkel composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1878*Wilhelm Speyer composer, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1894*11 strikers killed in riot at Connellsville, Penn.Ref: 5
1896*John Rogers Thomas composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1900*Joseph Bertrand, French mathematician and educator, dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1900*Comte de Villebois-Marevil French/South African General, dies in battle.Ref: 5
1902*25 are killed at a soccer match in Scotland. (Ref: Sports Illustrated, p. 15, 5/21/2001) 
1902*Hans Buchner, German bacteriologist, dies at age 51.Ref: 70
1907*Anton G van Hamel founder (Roman philosphy in Netherlands), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1908*Gaetano Coronaro composer, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1918*Paul Vidal de la Blanche French geographer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1919*Polish Army executes 35 young Jews.Ref: 5
1921*Alphonsus J M Diepenbrock Dutch composer (Missa), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1922 Charles F A Woeste Belgian count/minister of Justice, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1923*George Edward Stanhope Molyneúx Herbert 5th Earl of Carnarvon/egyptologist, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1928*Jane Ellen Harrison scholar/archelogist, dies.Ref: 5
1928*Floyd Bennett, American aviator, dies at age 37.Ref: 70
1934*Salvatore Di Giacomo composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1935*Emil Mlynarski composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1936*Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die.Ref: 5
1944*Isolde Kurz German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1944*Willy Derby [Dieben] singer (Hello Bandoeng), dies.Ref: 5
1945*Huldreich Georg Fruh composer, dies at 41.Ref: 5
1946*Vincent Millie Youmans, US composer (Tea For Two), dies from tuberculosis at 47.Ref: 5
1948*Abby (Greene Aldrich) Rockefeller philanthropist: cofounder of NY Museum of Modern Art; dies.Ref: 4
1949*60 year old St Anthony's Hospital burns, kills 77 (Effingham Ill).Ref: 5
1951*Edward Rigby dies at 72.Ref: 5
1952*Henri Vandeputte Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1954*Pierre Samuel du Pont, American businessman, dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1954*Claude Delvincourt composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1958*Jozef Brems Flemish apostole vicar of Denmark, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1960*Alma Kruger actor (Made For Each Other), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1963*Jacobus JP Old architect/co-founder (The Style), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1963*Julius Harrison composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1964*Douglas MacArthur US general (Pacific theater-WW II), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1966*Sven Fleuron writer, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1967 Mischa Elman dies.Ref: 10
1968*Lois Andrews dies of lung cancer at 44.Ref: 5
1969*Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier French author (La Peur), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1969*Rómulo Gallegos Venezuela author/President (1947-48), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1970*Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn oboist/conductor, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1972*(Waldo) Brian Donlevy actor: Destry Rides Again, Wake Island, Arizona Bushwackers, Five Golden Dragons, Jesse James, Dangerous Assignment; dies at age 73.Ref: 4
1972*Isabel Jewell dies at 62.Ref: 5
1974*William Hudson actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49.Ref: 5
1975*Chiang Kai-shek first constitutional President of the Republic of China; Chinese army general; dies from a heart attack at 87.Ref: 4
1975*Inez Courtney dies at 67.Ref: 5
1975*Victor Marijnen Dutch premier (1963-65), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1976*Howard Hughes industrialist: Hughes Aircraft; pilot [the ‘Spruce Goose’]; Hollywood producer: Jean Harlow’s career; The Front Page, Scarface, The Outlaw; eccentric recluse: long fingernails; dies at age 70.Ref: 4
1977*John Marriott dies at 83.Ref: 5
1981*Bob "Bear" Hite rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36.Ref: 5
1981 Cornelis Verolme Dutch ship builder, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1982*(US Supreme Court Justice) Abe Fortas US Supreme Court Justice [1965-69]: resigned in 1969 after published reports that he had accepted lecture fees and a legal retainer while serving on the Court; dies.Ref: 4
1983*Danny Rapp singer: group: Danny & The Juniors: At the Hop, Rock and Roll is Here to Stay; dies.Ref: 4
1984*Arthur Travors Harris marshal of British RAF, dies.Ref: 5
1984*Theo Koomen, Dutch sportscaster, dies in auto-accident at 54.Ref: 5
1986*A bomb explodes in a West Berlin disco packed with American soldiers, killing 2 US servicemen.Ref: 2
1986*Manly Wade Wellman sci-fi author (Devil's Planet), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1988*Alf Kjellin actor; director: The Girls of Huntington House; dies.Ref: 4
1990*Nico Scheepmaker Dutch columnist/poet, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1991*Former Texas Sen. John Tower and 22 other people were killed in a commuter plane crash near Brunswick GA.Ref: 70
1991*Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr USN/astronaut (STS 33), dies at 43.Ref: 5
1991*Southeast Airlines Embracer 120 crashes in Georgia, killing 23.Ref: 5
1992*Sam Walton Billionaire CEO (Walmart), dies of cancer at age 74 in Little Rock AR.Ref: 5
1992*Anthony "Tony" Papa big band leader, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1992*Samuel H Reshevsky Polish/US chess grandmaster, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1994*Andre Victor Tchelistcheff winemaker, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1994*Aubrey J Watson Sr bishop, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1994*Marlon Riggs US writer/director/producer (Ethnic notions), dies at 37.Ref: 5
1994*Roy Smeck guitarist/banjoist, dies at 94.Ref: 5
1995*Christian Pineau French politician, dies.Ref: 5
1996*Peter Nailor civil servant/historian, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1997*(Irwin) Allen Ginsberg, the counterculture guru who'd shattered conventions as poet laureate of the Beat Generation, died in New York City at age 70.Ref: 70
1997 Alparslan Turkes Turkish politician (MHP), diesRef: 5
2002*The coffin of the Queen Mother is carried through the heart of London on a gun carraige as Britain honors the woman whose life spanned a tumultuous century of upheaval and change. (XDG, p 6A, 4/05/2003)Ref: 83

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