Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
April 13th

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837*Best view of Halley's Comet in 2000 years.Ref: 5
1055*Bishop Gebhard van Eichstätt named Pope Victor II.Ref: 5
1059*Pope Nicholas II decreed that future popes could be elected by cardinals only.Ref: 5
1111*Pope Paschalis II crowns Roman catholics-German king Hendrik II.Ref: 5
1180 Republic day of Gelnhausen.Ref: 5
1346 Pope Clemens VI declares German emperor Louis of Bavaria, envoy.Ref: 5
1533*Anne Boleyn declared Queen publically. 
1556*Portuguese Marranos who revert back to Judaism burned by order of Pope.Ref: 5
1598*The Edict of Nantes was promulgated by France's King Henry IV (of Navarre), granting his Huguenot (Protestant) subjects a large measure of religious freedom. (The Edict remained in effect for 87 years.).Ref: 5
1640*(through May 5th) English Short Parliament forms.Ref: 5
1668*John Dryden (36) becomes first English poet laureate.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Ann Putnam Jr. accuses Giles Cory of witchcraft and alleges that a man who died at Cory's house also haunts her.Ref: 87
1741*Dutch people protest bad quality of bread.Ref: 5
1741*Royal Military Academy forms at Woolwich.Ref: 5
1775*Lord North extends the New England Restraining Act to South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. The act forbids trade with any country other than Britain and Ireland.Ref: 2
1782*Washington, North Carolina was incorporated as the first town to be named for -- take a guess -- George Washington. One of these days we’re going to add up all the places, towns and points of interest that are named after the first president of the U.S.Ref: 4
1788*First riot in America! Mob in lower Manhattan attack New York Hospital for alleged body snatching.Ref: 10
1796*The first known elephant (like, how would one NOT know it was an elephant?) to arrive in the United States, came to America. The elephant was from Bengal, India and entered the U.S.A. through New York City.Ref: 4
1817*James Galloway Sr, an early settler and a leading citizen of Xenia OH, marries his second wife, Tamar Wilson.Ref: 54
1829*English Emancipation Act grants freedom of religion to Catholics.Ref: 5
1846*U.S.: Pennsylvania Railroad officially chartered. 
1849 Hungarian Republic proclaimed.Ref: 5
1853*Loyola College in Baltimore was chartered under Roman Catholic auspices.Ref: 5
1860*First Pony Express reaches Sacramento CA.Ref: 5
1863*Hospital for Ruptured & Crippled in New York is first orthopedic hospital.Ref: 5
1882*Anti-Semitic League forms in Prussia.Ref: 5
1883 Alfred Packer convicted of cannibalism.Ref: 5
1902*J.C. Penny opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.Ref: 2
1904*Lewis & Clark: Congress authorizes the Lewis & Clark Expo $1 gold coin.Ref: 5
1906 Mutiny on Portuguese battleships Dom Carlos & Vasco da Gama.Ref: 5
1912*Royal Flying Corps forms (later RAF).Ref: 5
1916*The first hybrid, seed corn was purchased -- for 15-cents a bushel -- by Samuel Ramsay of Jacobsburg, OH.Ref: 4
1920*First woman US Civil Service Commissioner, Helen Hamilton appointed.Ref: 5
1924 Greek plebiscite for a republic.Ref: 5
1928*First trans atlantic flight Europe-US (Fitzmaurice-von Hünefeld-Köhl).Ref: 5
1932*John Butcher is murdered during the holdup of his jewelry store. Clyde Barrow is named as the assailent though he states he was in the car.Ref: 47
1934*4.7 million US families report receiving welfare payments.Ref: 5
1934*John Dillinger robs Warsaw, Indiana, police arsenal with Homer Van Meter.Ref: 42
1934*US Congress passes Johnson Debt Default Act.Ref: 5
1936*Metaxas proclaims himself dictator of Greece.Ref: 5
1939*Delegates from independent Baptist churches in Shafter, Oildale, Lamont and Taft organized the first association of Southern Baptists in California.Ref: 5
1943*The Thomas Jefferson Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC. On this, the anniversary of Jefferson’s birth by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.Ref: 4
1943*Catholic University Nijegen closes.Ref: 5
1944*South Carolina rejects black suffrage.Ref: 5
1944*Transport nr 71 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany.Ref: 5
1945*Pres. Truman learns of the existence of atomic bomb development from Secretary of War Henry Stimson.Ref: 91
1946*Belgian premier Acker proclaims wage & price freeze over.Ref: 5
1948 75 scientists ambushed on way to Mount Scopus.Ref: 5
1948*At the Antioch Baptist Church of Portland, representatives of 15 local congregations organized the Baptist General Convention of Oregon-Washington, the first organization of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.Ref: 5
1954*Robert Oppenheimer accused of being a communist.Ref: 5
1955*20.33" (51.64 cm) of rainfall, Axis AL (state record).Ref: 5
1957*Due to lack of funds, Saturday mail delivery in the US is halted.Ref: 5
1959*Vatican edict forbids Roman Catholics for voting for communists.Ref: 5
1960*France becomes the 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara.Ref: 5
1961*The U.N. General Assembly condemns South Africa because of apartheid.Ref: 2
1962*US steel industry forced to give up price increases.Ref: 5
1964*Ian D Smith becomes premier of Rhodesia.Ref: 5
1965*First US Senate black page, Lawrence W Bradford Jr, 16, appointed by New York Senator Jacob Javits.Ref: 5
1966*Pan Am places $525,000,000 order for 25 Boeing 747s.Ref: 5
1966*The Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15 U.S. Code Section 260a) which is signed into Public Law 89-387 by President Lyndon Johnson, created Daylight Saving Time to begin on the last Sunday of April and to end on the last Sunday of October. Any State that wanted to be exempt from Daylight Saving Time could do so by passing a State law. The law is later mended to the first Sunday in April. Ref. 
1966*The U.S. Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes.Ref: 2
1970*Greek composer Mikis Theordorakis is freed.Ref: 5
1976*U.S.A. extends offshore fishing limit from 12 to 200 miles.Ref: 10
1976*Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes.Ref: 5
1979*Yusuf Lule becomes premier of Uganda.Ref: 5
1983*Harold Washington elected first black mayor of Chicago.Ref: 5
1983*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1985 Ramiz Alia succeeds Enver Hoxha as party leader of Albania.Ref: 5
1986*Pope John Paul II visits Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff in a Rome synagogue in the first recorded papal visit of its kind.Ref: 70
1987 Portugal signs agreement to return Macau to China (in 1999).Ref: 5
1988*Italy government of De Mita forms.Ref: 5
1990*The Soviet Union accepted responsibility for the World War II murders of thousands of imprisoned Polish officers in the Katyn Forest, a massacre the Soviets had previously blamed on the Nazis.Ref: 70
1991*Speaking at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, President Bush warned Iraq the United States would "not tolerate any interference" with the international relief effort for Kurdish refugees.Ref: 6
1992*American Airlines reduce its 1st-class fares 20%-50%.Ref: 5
1992*Crystal Pepsi begins test marketing in Providence, Denver & Dallas.Ref: 5
1992*The Great Chicago Flood took place as the city's century-old tunnel system and adjacent basements filled with water from the Chicago River.Ref: 5
1992*5.5 earthquake hits Netherlands.Ref: 5
1992*Nelson Mandela announces he will seek divorce from Winnie.Ref: 5
1994 Target date for Israeli complete withdrawal, doesn't occur.Ref: 5
1996*President Clinton used his weekly radio address to call on Congress to pass an anti-terrorism bill that had languished for a year despite a promise of quick action after the Oklahoma City bombing.Ref: 6
1998*NationsBank and BankAmerica announced a $62.5 billion merger.Ref: 70
1999*Jack Kervorkian was sentenced in Pontiac, Mich., to 10 to 25 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Thomas Youk, whose assisted suicide in 1998 was videotaped and shown on "60 Minutes."Ref: 70
2000*President Clinton, during a question-and-answer session with newspaper editors, heatedly said "I'm not ashamed" about being impeached and "I'm not interested" in being pardoned for any alleged crimes in the Monica Lewinsky scandal and Whitewater investigation.Ref: 6
2002*Venezuela's interim president, Pedro Carmona, resigned a day after taking office in the face of protests by thousands of supporters of the ousted president, Hugo Chavez.Ref: 70
2003*(Airport Security Breach) A British Airways employee enters a terminal through and exit lat a the Newark NJ airport. (WSJ, p B1, 9/03/2003)Ref: 33
1842*Lord Rosse successfully casts 72" (183-cm) mirror for a telescope.Ref: 5
1869*Steam power brake patented (George Westinghouse).Ref: 5
1933*The first flight over Mount Everest is completed by Lord Clydesdale.Ref: 2
1959*Vanguard SLV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed).Ref: 5
1959*USAF launches Discoverer II into polar orbit.Ref: 5
1960*Transit 1B, 1st navigational satellite, placed in Earth orbit.Ref: 5
1970*Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst. (The astronauts managed to return safely.) (Go to article.)Ref: 70
1984*11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth.Ref: 5
1985*Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas.Ref: 5
989 Battle at Abydos Byzantine emperor Basilius II beats Bardas Phocas.Ref: 5
1204*Crusaders occupy Constantinople.Ref: 5
1241 Battle at Theiss Mongols beat Hungarian King Béla IV.Ref: 5
1367 Battle at Nájera Spain Castilië & England beat Aragón & France.Ref: 5
1517 Osmaanse army occupies Cairo.Ref: 5
1759 French beat European Aliies in Battle of Bergen.Ref: 5
1796*Battle at Millesimo Italy Napoleon beats Austrians.Ref: 5
1861*After 34 hours of bombardment, Union-held Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederates; only one casualty an accidental rifle backfire.Ref: 2
1863*Battle of Irish Bend LA (Fort Bisland).Ref: 5
1865*Union forces under Gen. Sherman begin their devastating march through Georgia.Ref: 2
1865*Most houses and public buildings in Washington are illuminated by candles. Papers describe the city as "all ablaze with glory."Ref: 87
1865*Battle of Raleigh NC.Ref: 5
1904 Battle at Oviumbo Africa Herero's chase away German army.Ref: 5
1917*Vimy, Givenchy, Bailleul and positions about Lens taken by Canadians.Ref: 38
1940*2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed.Ref: 5
1941*German troops capture Belgrade, Yugoslavia.Ref: 2
1941*Heavy German assault on Tobruk.Ref: 5
1941*Russian-Japan no-attack treaty goes into effect.Ref: 5
1943*Nazi's discover mass grave of Polish officers near Katyn.Ref: 5
1944*The American government requests Sweden to unconditionally stop exporting ball bearings, and special steel machinery to Germany. 
1945*Vienna falls to Soviet troops.Ref: 2
1945*The last Boeing-built B-17 is delivered. 
1945*Canadian army liberates Teuge & Assen Netherlands from Nazi's.Ref: 5
1945*US marines conquer Minna Shima off Okinawa.Ref: 5
1975 Christians and Muslims begin fighting in Beirut.Ref: 10
1975 Chad military coup by General Odingar.Ref: 5
1979 Christian Turks occupy St Jansbasiliek.Ref: 5
2003*US Marines find all 7 known American POWs in Samarra (north of Baghdad and south of Tikrit) who were captured by Iraqi forces and held since March 23rd. All were ambulatory and in reasonably good health. (XDG, p 5A, 4/14/2003)Ref: 83
2003*US-led forces announce the capture of Watban Ibrahim Hasan, half-brother of and advisor to Sadam Hussein. (XDG, p 4A, 4/13/2004)Ref: 83
1883*Chester A. Arthur brings the National League's Cleveland Forest Cities to the White House making it the first professional team to visit with a president in Washington, D.C.Ref: 1
1908*Groundbreaking on Philadelphia's Shibe Park (home of A's & Phillies).Ref: 5
1911*Polo Grounds grandstand & left field bleachers go up in flames.Ref: 5
1914*Major league baseball returns to Baltimore as the first Federal League game is played with approximately 27,000 patrons on hand to watch the Baltimore Terrapins beat Buffalo, 3-2.Ref: 1
1923 Army wins the 1st college three-weapon fencing championships.Ref: 5
1926*On Opening Day, 38-year old Senators' hurler Walter Johnson strikes out 12 A's as he out duels Eddie Rommel for 15 innings beating Philadelphia at Washington's Griffith Stadium,1-0.Ref: 1
1926 Bicyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1927*Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins with 2 wins & 2 ties for Stanley Cup.Ref: 5
1932*Kozakken Boys soccer team forms in Werkendam forms.Ref: 5
1933*NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs 3 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup.Ref: 5
1940*NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup.Ref: 5
1940*A record pole vault of 15 feet was made in Berkeley, CA by Cornelius Warmerdam. Sergei Bubka from the Ukraine doesn’t think much of this record. In 1994, he vaulted himself up and over at a height of 20 feet, 1¾ inches.Ref: 4
1944*Stanley Cup Montréal Canadiens sweep Chicago Blackhawks in 4 games.Ref: 5
1946*Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League champion Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham AL.Ref: 5
1949*3rd NBA Championship Minneapolis Lakers beat Washington Capitals, 4 games to 2.Ref: 5
1953*In Cincinnatti, the Braves, behind the pitching of Max Surkont, win their first game representing the city of Milwaukee beating the Reds, 2-0 ; it is the first time in fifty years a franchise has moved to a different city.Ref: 1
1954*Wally Moon of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a home run in his first major league at bat.Ref: 12
1954*Making his major league debut during the first season opener at Forbes Field in 61 years, second baseman Curt Roberts becomes the first black to play for the Pirates. The former Kansas City Monarch, signed by 72-year-old general manager, Branch Rickey, triples off Robin Roberts in the first inning as the Bucs beat the Phillies, 4-2.Ref: 1
1954*In a 9-8 victory over the Braves, Reds Jim Greengrass hits four doubles in his major league debut while Hank Aaron goe hitless in five attempts in his first major league game.Ref: 1
1954*Seven years after Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier in the major leagues, first baseman Tom Alston becomes the first black to appear in a Cardinal uniform.Ref: 1
1954*The Baltimore Orioles lose their 1st game to the Tigers in Detroit 3-0.Ref: 5
1954*Hank Aaron debuted for the Milwaukee Braves. In his first ever major-league baseball game, Hammerin’ Hank went 0-for-5 against Cincinnati. Aaron’s first major-league homer came 10 days later.Ref: 4
1955*Richie Ashburn of the Philadelphia Phillies, plays the last of 730 consecutive games. ("The 1999 ESPN Sports Almanac") 
1957*11th NBA Championship Boston Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3.Ref: 5
1962*On a wintery day, the Mets play their first home game ever at Polo Grounds as only 12,000 fans show up to see the return of National League baseball to the 'Big Apple'. On Friday the 13th, with the score tied, Pirates score the decisive run on two wild pitches thrown by Ray Diavault and beat New York, 4-3.Ref: 1
1962*Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new National League record.Ref: 5
1963*Pete Rose triples off of Pirate pitcher Bob Friend to collect his first major league hit.Ref: 1
1963*Pittsburgh Pirate's Bob Friend balks 4 times in a game.Ref: 5
1964*After beating the Reds, 6-3, in the traditional Opening Day game in Cincinnati, Houston is in first place for the first and only time as the Colt 45's.Ref: 1
1964 New Zealand Colin Bosher shears a record 565 sheep in 1 work day.Ref: 5
1969*33rd Golf Masters Championship George Archer wins, shooting a 281.Ref: 5
1970*34th Golf Masters Championship Billy Casper wins, shooting a 279.Ref: 5
1970*Oakland uses gold-colored bases during the club's home opener; Rules Committee subsequently bans this innovation.Ref: 5
1972*The first strike in the history of major-league baseball ended. Players had walked off the field 13 days earlier.Ref: 4
1973*First professional runner to break the four minute mile (Jim Ryun).Ref: 51
1975*Pittsburgh Penguins 5-New York Islanders 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 1-0 lead.Ref: 5
1975*39th Golf Masters Championship Jack Nicklaus wins (his 5th), shooting a 276.Ref: 5
1976*1st NBA playoff game for Cleve Cavliers, they lose 100-95 to Wash.Ref: 5
1978*New York Yankees defeat White Sox 4-2 in home opener on Reggie Candy Bar Day; Jackson slugs a 3-run homerun in the first inning, & the field is showered.Ref: 5
1979 The world's longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours.Ref: 2
1980*44th Golf Masters Championship Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 275.Ref: 5
1980*Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1980*"TASS" denounced US boycott of the Moscow Summer Olympics.Ref: 5
1982*Pittsburgh Penguins 3-New York Islanders 4 (OT)-Preliminary-Islanders win series (3-2).Ref: 5
1983*Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault.Ref: 5
1984*On the same date he got his first major league hit 21-years earlier, Pete Rose, as a member of the Expos, doubles off Phillie hurler Jerry Koosman for his 4000th hit.Ref: 1
1985*Washington Capitals 1-New York Islanders 2-Patrick Division Semifinals- Capitals hold 2-1 lead.Ref: 5
1985*Katrin Dörre wins first female World Cup marathon (2:33:30).Ref: 5
1986*Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second.Ref: 5
1986*Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record.Ref: 5
1986*50th Golf Masters Championship Jack Nicklaus wins (his 6th, at age 46), shooting a 279.Ref: 5
1986*Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1987*In San Diego¹s home opener, the Padres waste no time making up a two-run first inning deficit as the each of the first three Padres up in the bottom of the first home off of Giant starter Roger Mason; Marvell Wynn, Tony Gwynn, and John Kruk all go deep to establish a major league record.Ref: 1
1990*4th largest NBA crowd (45,458) see Orlando play at Minneapolis.Ref: 5
1990*The first sellout in Mariners history occurs when 54,597 fans attend the season opener at the Kingdome.Ref: 1
1990*New York Rangers beat New York Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1.Ref: 5
1992*Lou Conaseca retires as coach of St John's basketball team.Ref: 5
1992*Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (New York Yankees 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yankees score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2.Ref: 5
1993*By getting his 358th save as the Cardinals beat the Dodger, 9-7, Lee Smith passes Jeff Reardon to become the all-time career saves leader.Ref: 1
1995*Yankees beat the Mets 2-0.Ref: 5
1996*En route to NHL record 62 victories Detroit Red Wings win #61.Ref: 5
1996*Ottawa Senators eliminate Stanley Cup champions New Jersey Devils from playoff.Ref: 5
1997*At Shea Stadium, the Cubs lose their 13th consecutive game to match the longest losing streak in the franchise's 122-year history. Reliever Turk Wendell, wearing #13, is credited with the loss as the Mets defeat Chicago, 6-3.Ref: 1
1997*First time since 1961 that 2 doubleheaders are played in the same city San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets & Oakland A's vs New York Yankees in New York.Ref: 5
1997*48th time opposing pitchers hit homeruns, Carlos Perez (Mon)/Darren Holmes.Ref: 5
1997*Hartford Whalers last NHL game.Ref: 5
1997*NHL Pittsburgh Penguin Mario Lemieux's last NHL regular game.Ref: 5
1997*Travis Fryman homers off R Hernandez in both games of double headerRef: 5
1997*Tiger Woods, 21, became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament and the first person of African heritage to claim a major golf title.Ref: 70
1998*Due to a beam falling at Yankee Stadium, two games are postponed with the Bronx Bombers scheduling one game to be played across the river at Shea Stadium.Ref: 1
2002 (Mt. St. Elias) The body of Reid Sanders is spotted on Mt. St. Elias, Alaska at 17,000 ft. from the air. It's position makes retrieval prohibitively dangerous. (Sports Illustrated, 4/29/2002, p. 56) 
1742*George Frideric Händel's "Messiah" performed for first time (Dublin, Ireland).Ref: 5
1808*William Henry Lane ("Juda") perfects the tap dance.Ref: 5
1870*The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in New York City.Ref: 5
1895*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist" (BG).Ref: 5
1925*Virginia Theater (ANTA, Guild) opens at 245 W 52nd St New York NY.Ref: 5
1938*Clifford Goldsmith' "What a Life", premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1939*W Saroyan's "My Heart's in the Highlands", premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1940 The first of the ‘Road’ movies with Bob Hope, Big Crosby and Dorothy Lamour opened at the Paramount Theatre in New York City. The film was The Road to Singapore.Ref: 4
1957*"Shinbone Alley" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances.Ref: 5
1957*11th Tony Awards Long Days Journey into the Night & My Fair Lady win.Ref: 5
1958*The twenty-three year old Van Cliburn of Kilgore, Texas becomes the first American to win the Tchaikovsky International Piano Contest in Moscow.Ref: 4
1958*12th Tony Awards Sunrise at Campobello & Music Man win.Ref: 5
1961*"Carnival!" opens on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre in New York City. Anna Maria Alberghetti starred in the musical which ran for 719 performances.Ref: 4
1963*Jack Cassidy and Barbara Cook starred in She Loves Me, which opened at the O’Neill Theatre in New York City. The Broadway musical ran for 189 performances.Ref: 4
1964*Sidney Poitier became the first black performer in a leading role to win an Academy Award, for "Lilies of the Field."Ref: 5
1964*36th Academy Awards "Tom Jones", Sidney Poitier & Patricia Neal win.Ref: 5
1965*Beatles record "Help".Ref: 5
1980*"Grease" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 3,388 performances.Ref: 5
1980*"Reggae" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 21 performances.Ref: 5
1980*Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation.Ref: 5
1981*Pulitzer prize awarded to Beth Henley for "Crimes of the Heart".Ref: 5
1981*Washington Post reporter Janet Cooke received a Pulitzer Prize for her feature about an 8-year-old heroin addict named "Jimmy." Cooke relinquished the prize two days later, admitting she had fabricated the story.Ref: 70
1985*The Grand Ole Opry, a radio staple from Nashville for 60 years, came to TV. The Nashville Network presented the country music jamboree to some 22-million homes across the U.S.Ref: 4
1989*"Welcome to the Club" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 12 performances.Ref: 5
1990*Final episode of Pat Sajak's late night TV show on CBS.Ref: 5
1992*"Two Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 160 performances.Ref: 5
1993*"3 Men on a Horse" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 40 performances.Ref: 5
1993*14th Emmy Sports Award presentation.Ref: 5
1993 Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia", premieres in London.Ref: 5
1997*"American Daughter" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 88 performances.Ref: 5
2000*(Napster) The heavy metal rock group Metalica sues Napster for copyright infringement and racketerring. (WSJ, p B1, 9/09/2003)Ref: 33
1506*Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian and co-founder of the Society of Jesus, is born.Ref: 70
1519*Catherine de Médici Queen of Spain/daughter of Henry II, is born.Ref: 5
1545*Elisabeth van Valois French queen of Spain/daughter of Henri II, is born.Ref: 5
1593*Thomas Wentworth London, earl of Strafford/Viceroy of Ireland, is born.Ref: 5
1626*Aert Jansz van Nes Lieutenant-Admiral, baptised, is born.Ref: 5
1648*Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Mothe-Guyon French mystic (quiétisme), is born.Ref: 5
1713*Pierre de Jelyotte composer, is born.Ref: 5
1729*Thomas Percy English literary/bishop of Dromore, is born.Ref: 5
1732*Frederick Lord North, British prime minister (1770-82), is born.Ref: 2
1733*Johann Heinrich Zang composer, is born.Ref: 5
1743*(Declaration of Independence) Thomas Jefferson, (D-R) 3rd pres (1801-09), drafted and signed the Declaration of Independence, is born in Shadwell, VA.Ref: 5
1747 Louis Phillippe-Joseph duc d'Orleans is born.Ref: 10
1749*Frederik Sigismund van Bylandt Dutch count/Vice-Admiral, is born.Ref: 5
1756*Louis H J Condé French prince, is born.Ref: 5
1762*Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis Dutch actress (Phaedra, Lady Macbeth), is born.Ref: 5
1762*Karl Friedrich Horn composer, is born.Ref: 5
1769*Sir Thomas Lawrence, English portrait painter and draftsmanRef: 70
1771 Adam FJA van der Duyn Dutch Governor (South Holland), is born.Ref: 5
1771*Richard Trevithick, Illogan Cornwall England, inventor (steam locomotive), is born.Ref: 5
1772*Eli Terry, American clockmaker and an innovator in mass production, is born.Ref: 70
1784 Cornelis Smit Dutch ship builder, is born.Ref: 5
1791 Félix Earl de Merode Belgian minister of War/Finance, is born.Ref: 5
1799*Heinrich F L Rellstab German music theorist, is born.Ref: 5
1799*Joseph Rastrelli composer, is born.Ref: 5
1810*Félicien C David French composer (Perle du Brésil, Désert), is born.Ref: 5
1816*Sir William Sterndale Bennett, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1817*Alphonse Wauters Belgian historian/archivist (Brussels), is born.Ref: 5
1822*Leroy Augustus Stafford Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1822*William Stephen Walker Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1899, is born.Ref: 5
1828*Joseph B Lightfoot English theologist/bishop of Durham, is born.Ref: 5
1830*Eduard Lassen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1832*James Wimshurst British designer/inventor (electricstatic generator), is born.Ref: 5
1847 Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk Governor-General (Netherlands East-Indies), is born.Ref: 5
1849*Enrique José Varona Cuban sociologist/psychologist, is born.Ref: 5
1852*F. W. (Frank Winfield) Woolworth merchant: created the five and ten cent store [1879 in Lancaster, PA]: headed F.W. Woolworth & Co. with over 1,000 stores, funded NY’s Woolworth Building; is born in Rodman NY.Ref: 68
1854*Richard T Ely US economist (Hard Times), is born.Ref: 5
1860*James Ensor Flemish painter/etcher (De lampenjongen), is born.Ref: 5
1865*Heinrich Reinhardt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1866*Butch Cassidy (born Robert Leroy Parker) is born in Beaver UT. Ref 
1868*John Blackwood McEwen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1871*Martinez Gonzalez, Mexican poet, physician and diplomat, is born.Ref: 70
1872*A Roda Roda writer, is born.Ref: 5
1873*Theodore Morse composer, is born.Ref: 5
1881*Ludwig Binswanger Swiss psychiatrist (Über Ideenflucht), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Alexander Alexandrov composer, is born.Ref: 5
1883*Demjan Bednyi writer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*György Lukács, Hungarian philosopher (Zerstörung der Vernunft), is born.Ref: 5
1885 Pieter S Gerbrandy Dutch lawyer/premier in London (1940-45), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Ethel Leginska composer, is born.Ref: 5
1888*John Hays Jr. b. Hammond, American inventor; developed radio remote control, is born.Ref: 70
1892*Arthur Harris Cheltenham, Marshal of the RAF, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Sir Robert Watson-Watt, Scottish physicist; knighted for his role in the development of radar, is born.Ref: 70
1894*Ludvig Irgens Jensen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Olga Rudge violinist, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Olof R Jändel Swedish poet, is born.Ref: 5
1899*Alfred Butts, inventor of the board game Scrabble, is born.Ref: 2
1899*Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko composer, is born.Ref: 5
1899*Alfred Schutz Austrian/US architect/philosopherRef: 5
1901*René-Jean Pleven French premier (1950-52), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Philippe de Rothschild Paris, manager (Bordeaux Vineyard), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Godfrey Kenton actor (Well's Theater), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Rex Evans actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara, Matchmaker), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Georges Yves Marie Congar dominican Theologian cardinal, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Samuel Beckett French playwright (Waiting for Godot) (Nobel 1969), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Budd [Lawrence] Freeman US jazz saxophonist (Eel), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Harold Stassen West St Paul MN, (Governor-Republican-MN) perennial presidential candidate, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Eudora Welty, Southern writer (Delta Wedding, The Optimist's Daughter), is born.Ref: 2
1909*Eudora Welty, Jackson MS, novelist (Optimist's Daughter-Pulitzer 1973), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Jan Veldkamp Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Mervyn Hugh Cowie wildlife conservationist, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Nino Sanzogno composer, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Roy Winsor Chicago IL, producer (Search for Tomorrow, Love of Life), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Bernard Chacksfield Air Vice-Marshal, is born.Ref: 5
1913*David Donald Albritton Danville AL, high jumper (Olympics-silver-1936), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Bert [Albert L F] Peleman [Dirk Dyckmans], Flemish writer, is born.Ref: 5
1915*R N Coote Bishop (Colchester), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Stephan Hermlin writer, is born.Ref: 5
1915 Stephen Roberts CEO (British Milk Marketing Board), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Tom Greenshields sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Audrey Barker writer, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Madalyn Murray O'Hair American atheist (opppsed prayer in school), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Howard Keel [Harry Clifford Leek] Gillespie IL, actor/singer (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Liam Cosgrave leader (Fine Gael Party), is born.Ref: 5
1921 Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza industrialist, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Carlo Prosperi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1921*James Wilson British Lieutenant-General, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Maxwell Henley Harris Australian poet/publisher (Gift of Blood), is born.Ref: 5
1922 Julius Nyerere is born.Ref: 10
1922*John Braine English novelist (Life at the Top), is born.Ref: 5
1922*John George Vanderbile Henry Spencer-Churchill [11th Duke of Marlborough] English large landowner, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Stanley Donen Columbia SC, film director/producer (Bedazzled, Damn Yankees), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Jules Irving actor: It Came from Beneath the Sea [aka Monster from Beneath the Sea]; is born.Ref: 4
1925*Frank Neville Hosband Robinson physicist, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Hilda Dianda composer, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Godfrey Kenton actor, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Mari Blanchard Long Beach CA, actress (Kathy-Klondike), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Maurice Ronet Nice France, actor (Frantic, Sphinz, Circle of Love), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Rosa Joyce Plesters Brommelie conservation scientist, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Lord Wedderburn of Charlton QC, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Teddy Charles (Theodore Charles Cohen) vibraphonist, songwriter: Blue Greens; group: Teddy Charles Quintet; composer, arranger; worked w/modern jazz artists like Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, is born.Ref: 4
1929*Marilynn Smith Topeka KS, LPGA golfer (1972 Pabst Open), is born.Ref: 5
1930 -Brad Dillman is born.Ref: 10
1930*Justice Harman, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Dan Gurney auto racer: Indpls Speedway Hall of Famer; first driver to win all 4 major categories: Formula One, Indy Cars, NASCAR stock and sports cars; team owner: builds All-American Eagle, is born.Ref: 4
1931*Beverley Cross playwright, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Michael Burchill actor, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Barney Simon theatre director/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Karl Kroeger composer, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Shani Wallis Ireland, singer/actress (Oliver), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Ben Nighthorse Campbell (Senator-D-CO), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Horace Kay US singer (Tams-You Lied to Your Daddy), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Siegfried Matthus composer, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Lyle Waggoner KC Kansas, actor (Carol Burnette Show, Wonder Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Erich von Daniken author (Chariots of the Gods), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Kenneth Hayr air marshal, is born.Ref: 5
1935 Peter Heap diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Lanford Wilson US playwright (Hot L Baltimore), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Edward Fox, actor: Gulliver’s Travels, The Dresser, Gandhi, The Mirror Crack’d, Force 10 from Navarone, The Big Sleep, A Bridge Too Far, The Day of the Jackal, Portrait of a Lady, is born in London England.Ref: 4
1937*Peter M Harris Official Solicitor (Supreme Court), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Frederic Rzewski Westfield MA, composer (Spacecraft), is born.Ref: 5
1938 John Weston diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Seamus Heaney, Irish poet, Nobel laureate, is born.Ref: 2
1939*Paul Sorvino Brookyn NY, stage/screen actor, (Law and Order, Reds, Goodfellas, A Touch of Class, That Championship Season, An American Millionaire, The Mating Dance, Skyscraper, King Lear), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Barbara-Rose Collins (Representative-Democrat-MI), is born.Ref: 5
1939 Wijnie Jabaaij Dutch MP (PvdA), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Jose Napoles Internatinal Boxing Hall of Famer: welterweight champ [1969, 1970], is born.Ref: 4
1940*Lester Chambers singer, musician: harmonica: group: The Chambers Brothers: Time Has Come Today, is born in Flora MS.Ref: 4
1941*Margaret Price Tredegar Wales, soprano (Pamlina-Die Zauberflöte), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Bill Conti Providence RI, composer (For Your Eyes Only, Rocky IV), is born.Ref: 68
1943*Bill Koch US skier, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Eve Graham rocker (New Seekers), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Jack Casady musician: bass: groups: KBC Band, Hot Tuna; Jefferson Airplane: It’s No Secret, Runnin’ Round this World, Somebody to Love, White Rabbit, is born in Washington DC.Ref: 4
1944*Brian Pendleton Wolverhampton West Midlands England, rocker (The Pretty Things), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Charles Burnett director (When it Rains, Glass Shield), is born.Ref: 5
1944 Michael Saunders barrister, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Tony Dow Hollywood Calif, actor (Wally-Leave it to the Beaver), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Lowell George rock vocalist/guitarist (Little Feat-Time is a Hero), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Carlos Gimenez Argentina/Venezuela, founder (Theater festival of Caracas), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Edward J Caruthers Jr Troy AL, high jumper (Olympics-silver-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Raymond van Geytenbeek Dutch singer/drummer (Les Baroques), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Stacy Johnson US singer (Sharpees-Tired of Being Alone), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Al Green, Forest City AR, singer (Lets Stay Together), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Jim Pons rocker (Mothers Of Invention), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Roy Loney rocker (Flaming Groovies), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Amy Robinson Trenton NJ, writer/actress (Mean Streets), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Kathleen Battle US soprano (Tannhäuser), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Peter Swevel rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Philippe Petit Nemours France, juggler/aerialist, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Jean-Jacques Favier Kehl Germany, astronaut (STS 78), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Ron Perlman Bronx NY, actor (Beauty & the Beast), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Terry Lester Indpls IN, actor (Royce Keller-As The World Turns, Mason Capwell-Santa Barbara, Jack Abbott-Young & Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Riff West rock bassist (Molly Hatchet), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Max Weinberg musician: drummer: E Street Band; bandleader: The Max Weinberg 7 [Late Night with Conan O’Brien], is born.Ref: 4
1951*Robert (Peabo) Bryson, American singer, Underground Music, I Can Make It Better, Just Another Day, Do It with Feeling, Tonight I Celebrate My Love, If You’re Ever in My arms Again, is born in Greenville SC.Ref: 4
1951*Beatrix "Trixie" Schuba Austria, figure skater (Olympics-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Jack Quinn (Representative-Republican-NY), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Peter Davison actor (Dr Who, Sink or Swim, Fiddlers Three), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Jonjo O'Neill racehorse trainer, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Stephen Byers MP, is born.Ref: 5
1954*Barbara Roche MP, is born.Ref: 5
1954*Jimmy Destri rock keyboardist (Blondie-Heart of Glass, Rapture), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Louis Johnson Los Angeles CA, rock bassist/vocalist (Brothers Johnson), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Kabaka of Buganda, is born.Ref: 5
1956*Michael Nikolay German Democratic Republic, gymnast (Olympics), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Saundra Santiago Bronx NY, actress (Gina-Miami Vice), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Wayne Lewis keyboardist, (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Gary Kroeger Cedar Falls IA, comedian (Saturday Night Live, Return of Shaggy Dog), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Randy Piper heavy metal rocker (Wasp-Wildchild), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Vicki Witt Lansing MI, playmate (August 1978), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Robert William Fisher is born in Brooklyn NY. He is wanted for allegedly killing his wife and two young children and then blowing up the house in which they all lived in Scottsdale AZ in April of 2001. (June 2002)Ref: 14
1961*Tammy Stephens Arlington TX, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), is born.Ref: 5
1963*World Chess Champion Garry Kimovich Kasparov is born in Azerbaijan in the Soviet Union.Ref: 4
1963*Jan Willem van Ede Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, PSV), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Mark Leiter Joliet IL, pitcher (San Francisco Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Bill D'Angelo heavy metal rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Page Hannah Chicago IL, actress (Kate Riley-Fame), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Davis Milton Love III, Charlotte NC, PGA golfer (1987 MCI Heritage), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Doug Strange Greenville SC, infielder (Seattle Mariners), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Jose Rijo pitcher (New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Quinn Early NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Rodney Smith Washington DC, 149½ lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Dana Barros NBA guard (Boston Celtics), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Tami Lyn Jameson Minneapolis MN, team handball goalie/twin sister of Toni (Olympics-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Ted Washington NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Toni Lee Jameson Minneapolis MN, team handball back court/twin sister of Tami (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Harold Pruett rocker (Outsiders-Time Won't Let Me), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Rick Schroder Staten Island NY, actor (Ricky-Silver Spoons, Champ, Earthling), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Eddie Robinson NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Monty Brown NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Ramona Reuter Miss New York-USA (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Corey Yothers Los Angeles CA, actor (Off the Rock), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Charles Outlaw NBA forward (Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Dave Wohlabaugh NFL center/guard (New England Patriots), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Jeroen Thesseling pop bassist (Pestilence, Spheres), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Mariusz Czerkawski Radomsko Pol, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Mike Kennedy Vancouver British Columbia Canada, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Aaron Hayden NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Dave Wohlabaugh corner (New England Patriots), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Sergei Gonchar Chelyabinsk Russia, NHL defenseman (Capitals, Olympics-silver-1998), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Jonathan Brandis Danbury CT, actor (Lucas Wolenczak-seaQuest DSV, Never Ending Story II), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Grace Murray Tubbs Miss Montana Teen-USA (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Monica Ivey Miss Hawaii Teen-USA (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1991*Dylan Francis Penn, Los Angeles CA, daughter of Sean Penn & Robin Wright, is born.Ref: 5
1992*Jet Travolta daughter of John Travolta & Kelly Preston, is born.Ref: 5
799*Paulus Diaconus Warnafridi Longobardisch writer, dies.Ref: 5
1475*Matteo Palmieri Italian writer (Città di Vita), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1517*Tuman Bey last Mamelukken sultan of Egypt, hanged.Ref: 5
1638*Henri II duke of Rohan-Gié, French hugenot leader, dies at 58.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: 17
1695*Jean de La Fontaine poet, dies.Ref: 5
1722*Charles Leslie Irish controversialist, dies.Ref: 5
1728*Johann Christoph Schmidt composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1742*Giovanni Veneziano composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1756*-Johann T Gottlieb Goldberg German klavecinist/composer, dies at 29.Ref: 5
1794*Sébastien-Roch-Nicolas Chamfort French playwright, commits suicide at 53.Ref: 5
1806*Jean-Jacques Bachelier French painter, dies at about 82.Ref: 5
1822*Gaetano Valeri composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1825*Josef Gelinek composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1826*Franz Danzi, German composer of operas, lieder and symphonies, dies at age 62.Ref: 70
1831*Ferdinand Kauer composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1864*Johann Schneider composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1868*Theodorus [Kasa] emperor of Abyssinia, commits suicide.Ref: 5
1873*Colfax Massacre in Grant Parish Louisiana (60 blacks killed).Ref: 5
1873*Carlo Coccia composer, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1886*Karoly Thern composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1886*John Humphrey Noyes, American founder of the Oneida Community, dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1903*Derk J A Haspels Dutch actor, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1904*Vasili Vereshtshagin Russian painter (War & Peace), dies.Ref: 5
1910*William Orchardson British painter, dies.Ref: 5
1917*James Brady, American financier and philanthropist; known as "Diamond Jim", dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1918*Electrical fire kills 38 mental patients at Oklahoma State Hospital.Ref: 5
1925*Elwood Haynes, American industrialist, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1928*Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre composer, dies at 36.Ref: 5
1932*Johannes T de Visser first Dutch minister of Education, dies at 75 [or 14th].Ref: 5
1936*Howard Thurston, magician, dies in Miami FL.Ref: 68
1936*Demertzis Greek premier, dies.Ref: 5
1941*Annie Jump Cannon astronomer: discovered five stars; National Academy of Science Draper Medal-winner; dies at age 77.Ref: 4
1942*Henk Sneevliet leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58.Ref: 5
1944*Cecile Chaminade composer, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1944*Paul Hazard French literature historian, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1946*William Henry Bell composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1949*C V France dies at 80.Ref: 5
1952*[Rosalie] Julia Cuypers Flemish actress (Adelaarsjong), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1959*Eduard A van Beinum Dutch musician/conductor, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1959*Rigardus "Rijn" Rijnhout Giant of Rotterdam (2.375 meters tall), dies at 38.Ref: 5
1967*Luis Somoza Debayle President of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44.Ref: 5
1973*Alexandre A M Stols publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1974*Stanley Smith actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1975*Larry (Sam Klusman) Parks actor: The Jolson Story, Jolson Sings Again; dies at age 60.Ref: 4
1975*N'garta Tombalbaye President Chad, dies.Ref: 5
1975*Christian Falange kills 27 Palestinians, begins Lebanese civil war.Ref: 5
1978*Paul McGrath actor (The Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1984*Christopher Wilder FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self.Ref: 5
1984*Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musicologist and harpsichordist, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1986*Stephen Stucker actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies.Ref: 5
1990*The Soviet Union accepted responsibility for the World War II murders of thousands of imprisoned Polish officers in the Katyn Forest, a massacre the Soviets had previously blamed on the Nazis.Ref: 70
1990*Luis Trenker dies at 97.Ref: 5
1990*Ronald Ibbs dies.Ref: 5
1992*Wallace Stegner novelist (Pulitzer 1972), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1992*Brian Oulton dies at 84.Ref: 5
1993*Henny Budie Dutch director/producer (Sterrenslag), dies.Ref: 5
1993 Max Tripels Dutch attorney/MP, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1993*Barry Karas dies of leukemia at 49.Ref: 5
1994*Donald Benjamin Harden archaeologist, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1994*Nikolai Afanassyevich Kryuchkov actor (Telegram), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1994 P J Engels Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1994*Robert O van Gennep Dutch publisher (Guevara, Mandèl), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1994*Rudolf Hrusinsky Czechoslovakia, actor (Short Cut, Golden Eels), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1994*Taleb Ali al-Suheil Iran sheik, murdered in Lebanon at 64.Ref: 5
1994*President guard at Kigali Rwanda, chops 1,200 church members to death.Ref: 5
1995 Edward Firth Henderson arabist, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1995*Lawrence Allan Laurie Scott script writer, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1996*Denis Sargan econometrician, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1996*George Mackey Brown poet, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1996*James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke criminal, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1997*Laura Nyro, singer, dies in Danbury CT at age 49. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1997*Ann Craft researcher/writer, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1997*George Wald scientist (Nobel Prize, vitamin A in retina), dies at 80Ref: 5

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