Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
April 15th

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1250*Pope Innoncent III refuses Jews of Cordova Spain to build a synagogue.Ref: 5
1581 Cortes van Thomar accepts Philip II as king of Portugal.Ref: 5
1594*Fleming Pieter Stevens appointed royal painter of Rudolf II (Prague).Ref: 5
1595*Willem I's daughter of Elisabeth of Nassau marries duke Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne of Broth.Ref: 5
1620*After terrible winter of 1620-21, when half of the colonists died, Mayflower sails back to England.Ref: 10
1621 Hugo the Great arrives in France.Ref: 5
1697*Charles XII succeeds Charles XI as King of Sweden.Ref: 5
1715*Uprising of Yamasse-Indians in South Carolina.Ref: 5
1733*(Zenger) (day speculative) The New York Supreme Court hears arguments on the issue of whether Governor Cosby has the power to create a new court.Ref: 87
1735*(Zenger) John Peter Zenger's lawyers challenge the propriety of having two judges selected by Governor Cosby, Delancey and Philipse, presiding over the Zenger case. For their challenge, Zenger's two lawyers are disbarred by Chief Justice Delancey.Ref: 87
1755*English lexicographer Dr. Samuel Johnson publishes his Dictionary of the English Language.Ref: 2
1770*Joseph Priestley, an English chemist, discovers that India gum could be used to rub out lead pencil marks. The use of rubber (gum) replaces bread as a common eraser. 
1771*(date approximate) Simon Kenton and William Leachman get into a fist fight over a girl. Thinking he killed Leachman, Kenton leaves Virginia for Kentucky and uses the alias Simon Butler.Ref: 60
1776*Duchess of Kingston found guilty of bigamy.Ref: 5
1793*Bank of England hands out first £5-note.Ref: 5
1813*U.S. troops under James Wilkinson siege the Spanish-held city of Mobile in future state of Alabama.Ref: 2
1817*In Hartford, CT, American clergyman Thomas H. Gallaudet, 30, and deaf Frenchman Laurent Clerc opened the first American school for the deaf, called the American Asylum.Ref: 5
1850*The city of San Francisco is incorporated.Ref: 5
1851*Earl G Andrássy sentenced to death in Hungary.Ref: 5
1853*Protestant church questions king Willem III Roman Catholic bishops.Ref: 5
1865*(Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy) Booth and Powell leave the farm of Dr. Samuel Mudd, where Booth had his broken leg treated and shaved off his mustache.Ref: 87
1865 Otto von Bismarck elevated to earl.Ref: 5
1870*Last day US silver coins allow to circulate in Canada.Ref: 5
1871*'Wild Bill' Hickok becomes the marshal of Abilene, Kansas.Ref: 2
1872*In deciding the legal case "Watson v. Jones," the U.S. Supreme Court declared that a member of a religious organization may not appeal to secular courts against a decision made by a church tribunal within the area of its competence.Ref: 5
1874*New York legislature passes compulsory education law.Ref: 5
1878*Constable Fitzpatrick rode from Benalla to Greta, a journey of fifteen miles. Arriving at Greta, he asked Ellen Kelly, mother of Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, if her son Dan was home. At that moment Dan entered and after some heated exchange of words, Fitzgerald was attacked by Ned and Dan Kelly and all their relatives, who attempted to murder him. Somehow he managed to escape and reached Benalla where he told his story. Ref 
1881*At Mesilla, New Mexico, a judge turns Billy the Kid over to Sheriff Pat Garrett, after a trial, and orders that he Kid be hanged in Lincoln on May 13. Ref 
1892*General Electric Company forms & is incorporated in New York.Ref: 5
1900*An early 50 mile race is won by an electric car in over 2 hrs.Ref: 5
1902*Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On the Church in the US".Ref: 5
1918*Clemenceau publishes secret French/Austrian documents.Ref: 5
1920*In South Braintree, Massachusetts, two men armed with handguns shoot and kill Frederick Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli, employees of the Slater & Morrill Shoe Company. The thieves rob the men of the $15,776.51 payroll they were carrying. The thieves are picked up by a car carrying other men.Ref: 87
1920*New Canadian small cent coin is released.Ref: 5
1921*Black Friday-Labour Party strike of mine workers fails.Ref: 5
1922*Poodle Dog Restaurant closes.Ref: 5
1922*Senate begins investigation of U.S. oil lands illegal lease to private company Teapot Dome Scandal.Ref: 10
1923*Insulin became available for general use on this day. It was first discovered in 1922.Ref: 4
1927 Chiang Kai-Shek forms a government in HankowRef: 62
1927 Switzerland & USSR agree to diplomatic relations.Ref: 5
1928*Alioto's on Fisherman's Wharf (San Francisco) forms.Ref: 5
1939*Albert Lebrun elected President of France.Ref: 5
1943*Metropolitan Life Insurances issues a $225 million check to Chase.Ref: 5
1944*Segre makes a preliminary estimate of a spontaneous fission rate of over 50 fissions/kg-sec (due to Pu-240 contamination), far too high for gun assembly. The report is kept quiet due to limited statistics, and observations continue.Ref: 91
1945*President Franklin D. Roosevelt is buried on the grounds of his Hyde Park home.Ref: 2
1945*Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Communium interpretes dolorum.Ref: 5
1948 Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh created.Ref: 5
1949*Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Redemptoris nostri.Ref: 5
1951 Michael Gorsira is first person in charge of Curaçao.Ref: 5
1952*President Harry Truman signs the official Japanese peace treaty.Ref: 2
1952*Franklin National Bank issues first bank credit card.Ref: 5
1952*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1953 Malans National Party wins South African elections.Ref: 5
1955*Ray Kroc opens the first experimental McDonald's in Des Plains, IL. Ref 
1955*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1957*Congress gives Post Office $41M; restoring Saturday mail delivery.Ref: 5
1959*Cuban leader Fidel Castro arrived in Washington to begin a goodwill tour of the United States.Ref: 5
1959*US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles resigns.Ref: 5
1960*The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizes at Shaw University.Ref: 2
1962*US national debt above $300,000,000,000.Ref: 5
1964 Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens (Bridge-Tunnel measures 17.6 miles (28.4 km) and is considered the world's largest bridge-tunnel complex).Ref: 5
1964*Ian Smith becomes premier of Rhodesia.Ref: 5
1967*Richard Speck is arrested for the murder of eight nurses in Chicago the previous July.Ref: 68
1968*Data General was foundedRef: 62
1969*North Korea shoots at US airplane above Japanese sea.Ref: 5
1974*(Patty Hearst) Patty Hearst is caught on a bank video tape participating in a bank robbery.Ref: 3
1974*Military coup in Niger, President Diori Hamani deposed.Ref: 5
1975 Gabon amends constitution.Ref: 5
1978*Great Britain performs nuclear test.Ref: 5
1984*Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab India.Ref: 5
1984*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1985*South Africa will repeal sex & marriage laws against whites & non-whites.Ref: 5
1988*Meteorite explode above Indonesia.Ref: 5
1989 Students in Beijing launched a series of pro-democracy protests following the death of former Communist Party leader Hu Yaobang; the protests culminated in the Tiananmen Square massacre.Ref: 5
1989*Then largest lottery in North America ($69 million) drawn in Illinois.Ref: 5
1989*South African/British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries.Ref: 5
1991*Turkey began moving thousands of Iraqi Kurds from a border settlement to camps farther inside Turkey, in a major policy shift for President Turgut Ozal's government, which had previously kept the refugees in the mountains.Ref: 6
1991*East-Europe Bank forms in London.Ref: 5
1991 Europe foreign ministers lift most remaining sanctions against South Africa.Ref: 5
1991*Maximum New York State unemployment benefits raised to $280 per week.Ref: 5
1992*Billionaire Leona Helmsly is sent to jail for tax evasion.Ref: 5
1992*Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx loses its accreditation.Ref: 5
1997*America OnLine, begins service in Japan.Ref: 5
1999 NATO acknowledged mistakenly bombing a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees under Serb escort in Kosovo. Yugoslav officials said 75 people died and more than two dozen were injured.Ref: 70
2002*The Vatican announced that Pope John Paul II was summoning American cardinals to Rome for talks about sex abuse scandals in the U.S. church.Ref: 70
1493*Columbus meets with King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella.Ref: 5
1738*Bottle opener invented.Ref: 5
1784*The first balloon is flown in Ireland.Ref: 2
1877*First telephone installed Boston-Somerville MA.Ref: 5
1878*Harley Procter introduces Ivory Soap.Ref: 5
1922*Frederick Banting, John MacLeod & Charles Best discover insulin.Ref: 5
1923*Dr. Lee DeForest’s Phonofilm, the first sound-on-sound film, motion picture shown to a paying audience (by-invitation-only) are exhibited at the Rialto Theater in New York City.Ref: 2
1935*Kodakchrome movie film invented.Ref: 73
1941*First helicopter flight of 1 hour duration, Stratford CT.Ref: 5
1943*The first production B-29 rolls out of the Wichita plant. 
1952*1st B-52 prototype test flight.Ref: 5
1956*General Motors announced that the first, free piston automobile had been developed.Ref: 4
1982*Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, & landscape display.Ref: 5
1985*Challenger moves to launch pad for 51-B missing.Ref: 5
1205 Battle at Adrianople Bulgaria beats Emperor Boudouin of Constantinople.Ref: 5
1450*French defeat English at Battle of Formigny in 100 Years' War.Ref: 5
1632 Swedish & Saxon army beat Earl Tilly.Ref: 5
1654*England & Netherlands signs peace treaty.Ref: 5
1689*French king Louis XIV declares war on Spain.Ref: 5
1716 Russian & Prussian troops occupy Wismar.Ref: 5
1788 England, Netherlands & Prussia sign peace treaty.Ref: 5
1858 At the Battle of Azimghur, the Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists.Ref: 2
1861*Federal army (75,000 volunteers) mobilized by President Abraham Lincoln.Ref: 5
1861*Three days after the attack on Fort Sumter, S.C., President Abraham Lincoln declared a state of insurrection and called out Union troops.Ref: 70
1864*General Steeles' Union troops occupies Camden AR.Ref: 5
1917*British forces defeat the Germans at the battle of Arras.Ref: 2
1940*French and British troops land at Narvik, Norway.Ref: 2
1942*George VI awards the George Cross to the people of Malta.Ref: 5
1945*Approximately 40,000 prisoners are freed at Bergen-Belsen by the British, who report "both inside and outside the huts was a carpet of dead bodies, human excreta, rags and filth."Ref: 35
1945*US troops occupy concentration camp Colditz.Ref: 5
1948 First Jewish-Arab military battle, Arabs defeated.Ref: 5
1970 Libyan leader Qadhafi launches "Green Revolution".Ref: 5
1971*North Vietnamese troops ambush a company of Delta Raiders from the 101st Airborne Division near Fire Support Base Bastogne in Vietnam. The American troops were on a rescue mission.Ref: 2
1974 Military coup in Niger.Ref: 5
1986*The United States launches an air raid against Libya in response to the bombing of the La Belle discotheque in Berlin on April fifth; Libya says 37 people, mostly civilians, were killed.Ref: 5
2003*Looters and arsonists ransacked and gutted Iraq's National Library, as well as Iraq's principal Islamic library.Ref: 70
2003*In the biblical city of Ur, Iraqis met under American auspices to shape a new government. (XDG, p 5A, 4/21/2003)Ref: 83
2003*Abul Abbas, the Palestinian terrorist who masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship, is picked up in Baghdad by US special operations forces. (XDG, p 5A, 4/21/2003)Ref: 83
1876*The Alleghenies bring professional baseball to Pittsburgh playing their first game at Union Park. Next year, the team will be accepted into the minor-league International Association but will disband in 1878.Ref: 1
1895 Josephine Blatt (US) makes hip-and-harness lift of 3564 lb (record).Ref: 5
1896*First Olympic games close at Athens, Greece.Ref: 5
1909*On Opening Day, the Dodgers are no-hit by Giants' Leon Ames for 9 1/3 innings. It takes 13 innings for Brooklyn to defeat the right-hander at the Polo Grounds, 3-0.Ref: 1
1911*Walter Johnson strikes out 4 batters in the 5th inning.Ref: 5
1915*New York Giant Rube Marquard no-hits Brooklyn, 2-0.Ref: 5
1925*NHL's NY Americans (formerly Hamilton Tigers) 1st game, lose 3-1.Ref: 5
1927*Babe Ruth hits first of 60 homeruns of season (off A's Howard Ehmke).Ref: 5
1931 The 1st walk across American backwards began.Ref: 5
1937*Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers 3 games to 2 for the Stanley Cup.Ref: 5
1947*In his National League debut, Hank Greenberg has the lone RBI in the Pirate's 1-0 win over the Cubs.Ref: 1
1947*Jackie Robinson played his first major-league baseball game (he had played exhibition games previously) for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He went 0-for-4 against Boston. Robinson did get on base due to an error and scored the winning run in a 5-3 win for the Dodgers.Ref: 4
1952*Detroit Red Wings sweeps Montreal Canadiens for the Stanley Cup.Ref: 5
1952*Stan Musial of the St Louis Cardinals plays the first of 895 consecutive games. ("The 1999 ESPN Sports Almanac") 
1954*Baltimore's Memorial Stadium opens as a crowd of 46,354 watch the Orioles beat White Sox, 3-1. Clint Courtney hits the 1st home run there.Ref: 1
1954*Yankees dedicate a plaque to Edward Barrow.Ref: 5
1956*Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open.Ref: 5
1958*In their first west coast meeting, San Francisco Giants blank the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-0 at Seals Stadium.Ref: 1
1965*NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold.Ref: 5
1968*The Astros defeat the Mets in 24 innings,1-0 making it the longest scoreless game in major league history.Ref: 1
1972*The Texas Rangers lose at California, 1-0, in the team's first game.Ref: 86
1973*The richest women’s golf tournament held (to that day) was won by Mickey Wright. She won the $25,000 first prize in the Colgate-Dinah Shore Golf Classic in Palm Springs, CA.Ref: 4
1974*3rd Boston Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman of California in 2:47:11.Ref: 5
1974*78th Boston Marathon won by Neil Cusack of Ireland in 2:13:39.Ref: 5
1975*1st appearance of the San Diego Chicken.Ref: 5
1975*Pittsburgh Penguins 3-New York Islanders 1-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 2-0 lead.Ref: 5
1976*Remodeled Yankee Stadium opens with an 11-4 win over Minnesota Twins. The Twins' Dan Ford hits the first home run.Ref: 86
1977*The Expos play their inaugural game at Olympic Stadium. A total of 57,592 watch the home team suffer a 7-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. The attendance remains an Expos' record for a home opener.Ref: 86
1979*43rd Golf Masters Championship Fuzzy Zoeller wins, shooting a 280.Ref: 5
1983*New York Rangers 0-New York Islanders 5-Patrick Division Finals-Islanders hold 2-0 lead.Ref: 5
1984*48th Golf Masters Championship Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 277.Ref: 5
1984*Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1985*Ozzie Smith was awarded a $2-million annual contract by the St. Louis Cardinals. Smith became the richest infielder in baseball with the contract.Ref: 4
1985*‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler helped Thomas the ‘Hit Man’ Hearn go nighty-night a littler earlier than expected, with a third round knockout to retain the world middleweight boxing title. Some have called the fight, “the greatest three rounds in boxing history.”Ref: 4
1985*14th Boston Women's Marathon won by Lisa Larsen Weidenbach in 2:34:06.Ref: 5
1985*89th Boston Marathon won by Geoff Smith (2nd consecutive) of Great Britain in 2:14:05.Ref: 5
1987*Juan Nieves recorded the Milwaukee Brewers first no-hitter at Baltimore, making him the first Puerto Rican born pitcher to accomplish this feat in the Majors.Ref: 86
1989*Sue Marchiano wins 3rd World Cup female marathon (2:30:48).Ref: 5
1991*20th Boston Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil of Poland in 2:24:18.Ref: 5
1991*95th Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:11:06.Ref: 5
1991*Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assists with 9,898.Ref: 5
1991*Sacramento Kings set NBA record, losing 35th consecutive game on road.Ref: 5
1991*Ton Sijbrands improves world record blind checker games (15 wins).Ref: 5
1992*NY Islander, Al Arbour, coaches the most NHL games (1,438).Ref: 5
1994*Indians lose first game at Jacobs Field, Kansas City wins 2-1.Ref: 5
1996*100th Boston Marathon won by Moses Tanui of Kenya in 2:09:15.9.Ref: 5
1996*25th Boston Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:27:12.6.Ref: 5
1997*Fifty years after he became the first black player in major league baseball, Major League Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams.Ref: 5
2000*In the 2,800th game of his career, Oriole infielder Cal Ripken lines a base hit to center off the Twins Hector Carrasco to become the 24th major leaguer to reach the 3,000 career hit milestone; the single also makes him only the seventh player to get 3,000 hits and 400 home runs in major league history.Ref: 1
2001*As leadoff batter Todd Hollingsworth steps into the batter's box, a swarm of bees is discovered on the right field auxiliary scoreboard. After a nine minute delay, the game starts without incident to the players, fans or bees.Ref: 1
2003*In Chicago, in a game between the White Sox and the Kansas City Royals, umpire Laz Diaz is attacked by a fan, Eric Dybas, 25, of Bollingbrook IL. (In December of 2003, Dybas will plead guilty to aggravated battery and spend six months in jail followed by 30 months probation.) (USA Today, p 25C, 12/05/2003)Ref: 13
1729*Johann S Bachs "Matthäus Passion" premieres in Leipzig.Ref: 5
1794 Courrier Francais became the first French daily newspaper to be published in the U.S.Ref: 4
1900*International Exposition opens in Paris.Ref: 5
1909*Mien Wenneker, Dutch prince Henry's lover, weds Uncle Cornelis Abbo.Ref: 5
1911*Jack Lawrence Theater (Playhouse) opens at 137 W 48th St New York NY.Ref: 5
1915*Manuel de Falla's ballet "El Amor Brujo", premieres in Madrid.Ref: 5
1927 The first footprints in cement ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theater.Ref: 73
1927*Serge Koussevitsky directed the Boston Symphony in the first performance of Frederick Converse’s symphony, Flivver Ten Million, a salute to the ‘Tin Lizzie’ automobile.Ref: 4
1934*Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead welcomed a baby boy, Alexander, to the comic strip, Blondie. The child would be nicknamed, Baby Dumpling.Ref: 4
1935 "Fibber McGee and Molly" premiers on NBC Blue-Radio. (Dayton Daily News, 4/16/2000, p 2A) 
1947 Operations begin at Radio Netherlands World radio.Ref: 5
1956*The worlds’ first all-color, TV station was dedicated -- in Chicago, IL. It was named WNBQ-TV and is now WMAQ-TV.Ref: 4
1958*10th Emmy Awards Gunsmoke, Robert Young & Jane Wyatt win.Ref: 5
1961*"Music Man" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1375 performances.Ref: 5
1963*"Sophie" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 8 performances.Ref: 5
1965*James Baldwin's "Amen Corner", premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1966*KHET TV channel 11 in Honolulu HI (PBS) begins broadcasting.Ref: 5
1966*The Rolling Stones release "Aftermath".Ref: 5
1967*"Wait A Minim!" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 457 performances.Ref: 5
1970*"Cry for Us All" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 8 performances.Ref: 5
1971*"70, Girls, 70" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 35 performances.Ref: 5
1971*43rd Academy Awards "Patton", George C Scott (refused the award) & Glenda Jackson win.Ref: 5
1972*Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Carole King & Quincy Jones perform at a benefit for George McGovern for President.Ref: 5
1973*Walt Disney Story opens.Ref: 5
1981*Janet Cooke says her Pulitzer award 8-year-old heroin addict story is a lie, the Washington Post relinquishes Pulitzer Prize on fabricated story.Ref: 5
1983*Tokyo Disneyland opens.Ref: 5
1984*"Human Comedy" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 13 performances.Ref: 5
1986*Actor Clint Eastwood becomes mayor of Carmel, CaliforniaRef: 62
1987*"Barbara Cook A Concert For Theatre, Grand Hotel, and The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public" opens at Ambassador NYC for 13 performances.Ref: 5
1987*Alfred Uhry's "Driving Miss Daisy", premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1988*Wendy Wasserstein's "Heidi Chronicles", premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1990*"In Living Color" premiers on FOX-TV.Ref: 5
1991*Former child actor Adam Rich charged with burglarly.Ref: 5
1991*"Secret Garden" opens at St James Theater NYC for 706 performances.Ref: 5
1992*William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Bradcasters Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1992*Jay Leno's final appearance as permanent guest host of Tonight.Ref: 5
1994*Robert F Kennedy Jr (21 days after his divorce) weds Mary Richardson.Ref: 5
1994 WMMS-FM's Jeff & Flash, & entire station staff, are fired.Ref: 5
1996*"Apple Doesn't Fall" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 1 performance.Ref: 5
1452*Leonardo da Vinci, Florentine artist, engineer, musician and scientist, is born. (Julian Calendar).Ref: 68
1469*Nanak first guru of Sikhs, is born.Ref: 5
1588*Claudius Salmasius [Claude Saumaise] French linguist, is born.Ref: 5
1637*Valentin Molitor composer, is born.Ref: 5
1651*Domenico Gabrielli composer, is born.Ref: 5
1682*John van Huysum Dutch painter (flowers/fruit), is born.Ref: 5
1684*Catherine I empress of Russia (1725-27), is born.Ref: 72
1688*Johann Friedrich Fasch composer, is born.Ref: 5
1689*Ferdinand Zellbell composer, is born.Ref: 5
1707*Leonhard Euler Bassle Sweden, mathematician (Euler's Constant), is born.Ref: 5
1741*Charles Willson Peale US, port painter/inventor (George Washington), is born.Ref: 5
1757*George Knowil Jackson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1766*Friedrich Bouterwek German philosopher/critic, is born.Ref: 5
1786*Walter Channing, American physician; helped found Boston Lying-In Hospital (1832), is born.Ref: 70
1793*Friedrich Struve Germany, founded dynasty of astronomers, is born.Ref: 5
1800*Sir James Clark Ross, Scottish explorer who located the Magnetic North Pole, is born.Ref: 2
1809*Hermann Günther Grassmann mathematician, is born.Ref: 5
1812*Pierre-Etienne-Theodore Rousseau painter, is born.Ref: 5
1814*John Lothrop Motley US, historian/author (Rise of the Dutch Republic), is born.Ref: 5
1820*Evander McNair Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1902, is born.Ref: 5
1821*Emerson Brown Joseph (Confederacy), died in 1894, is born.Ref: 5
1822*Napolean Jackson Tecumseh Dana Major General (Union volunteers), is born.Ref: 5
1827*Julius Tausch composer, is born.Ref: 5
1829*Mary Harris Thompson 1st American woman surgeon, is born.Ref: 5
1832*Wilhelm Busch, German painter and poet, created the precursor to the comic strip, is born.Ref: 2
1837*Horace Porter Brevet Brigadier General (Union Army), died in 1921, is born.Ref: 5
1843*Carl Eilhardt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1843*Henry James New York NY, US/British writer/critic (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians), is born.Ref: 5
1850*John Munroe Longyear US, capitalist/bank president, is born.Ref: 5
1856*Jean Moréas [Yannis Papadiamantopoulos], Greek/French poet, is born.Ref: 5
1858*Anton G O Ridder Van Rappard Dutch painter/lithographer/etcher, is born.Ref: 5
1858*Emile Durkheim French sociologist (Division du travail social), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Johannes Stark, Germany, physicist (Stark effect) (Nobel 1919), is born.Ref: 5
1874*George Harrison Shull, American botanist, developer of hybrid corn, is born.Ref: 2
1875*Boxer James J Jeffries is born in Carroll OH.Ref: 97
1875*Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker Dutch playwright/novelist (Poverty), is born.Ref: 5
1878*Robert Walser writer, is born.Ref: 5
1880*Max Wertheimer, Czech-born American psychologist; founder of Gestalt psychology, is born.Ref: 70
1882*Giovanni Amendola Italian antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Stanley Bruce, Australian statesman and diplomat; prime minister (1923-29), is born.Ref: 70
1888*Florence Bates San Antonio TX, actress (Kismet, I Remember Mama), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Asa Phillip Randolph, American labor leader (Railroad Porter's Union) and Civil Rights advocate, is born.Ref: 2
1889*Thomas Benton artist: regionalism: Cave Spring, Jesse James, mural of Indiana; is born.Ref: 4
1891*Alvin P[leasant Delaney] Carter Maces Springs VA, vocalist (Carter Family), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Vaino Raitio composer, is born.Ref: 5
1891*Wallace Reid St Louis MO, actor/director/screenwriter (Every Inch a Man), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Birth of Corrie ten Boom, Dutch devotional author whose family was arrested by the Gestapo during WWII for hiding Jewish refugees in their home. (Corrie's experience with the Nazis was depicted in the 1971 film, "The Hiding Place.").Ref: 5
1894*(date uncertain) Bessie Smith, Empress of Blues (over 200 songs), is born.Ref: 68
1895*Corrado Alvaro Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Harry F V Edward British Guiana, 100 meter/200 meter runner (Olympics-bronze-1920), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Marian Jordan actress (Molly-Fibber McGee & Molly), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Nini de Boël Flemish operette singer (White Horse), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Joe Davis English snooker/billiards-world champion (1927-46), is born.Ref: 5
1903*John Williams England, actor (Niles-Family Affair, Dial M for Murder), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Erich Arendt German writer, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Arshile Gorky, Turkish-born American postsurrealist abstract painter, is born.Ref: 70
1906 Susan Walker vice CEO (WRVS), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Gerald Abrahams Liverpool, author (Teach Yourself Chess), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Nicholas Tinbergen Netherlands/British biologist/zoologist (Nobel 1973), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Eden Ahbez songwriter, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Louise Chaplin actress, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Lord Grey of Naunton chancellor (Ulster University), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Jacob Fresco Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Kim II Sung President of North Korea (1945-94), is born.Ref: 5
1912 Peter Menzies CEO (British Electricity Council), is born.Ref: 5
1914*John Gregory dancer, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Ernest Borneman sexual researcher psychotherapist writer/musicologist, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Hans Conried Baltimore MD, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Pietro Grossi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1918*John Baragrey Haleyville AL, actor (Creeper, Colossus of New York), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Clive Beadon airman, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Elizabeth Catelett sculptor/lithographer, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Meriol Trevor novelist/biographer (Civil Prisoners), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Jim Timmens Grammy Award-winning composer: Aren’t You Glad You’re You [1977: Best Recording For Children, w/Christopher Cerf]; jazz musician, musical director of New York’s Radio City Music Hall, is born.Ref: 4
1920*Richard von Weizsäcker baron/President (Germany, 1984-94), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Georgi Timofeyevich Beregovoi USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 3), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Norman Ewart Thurston musician, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Harold Washington mayor: Chicago (D, 1983-87): instrumental in tearing apart Chicago’s Democratic Machine of the Richard Daley administration; is born.Ref: 4
1922*Michael Ansara, Lowell MA, actor (Cochise-Broken Arrow, Centennial), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Neville Mariner, conductor, is born.Ref: 2
1923 Douglas Wass CEO (Equity & Law Life Assurance Company), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Neville Marriner Lincoln England, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra 1978), is born.Ref: 5
1924*John Grigg British historian, is born.Ref: 5
1927 Abha Gandhi servant to Gandhi, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Norma Merrick Sklarek first black woman architect in New York & California, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Richard Evans British diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Adrian Cadbury candy manufacturer (Cadbury, Schweppes), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Jocelyn Barrow deputy chair person (British Broadcast Standards), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Herb Pomeroy musician: trumpet: teacher at Berklee in Boston, bandleader; directed radio Malaysia Orchestra, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Vigdis Finnbogadóttir President of Iceland (1980- ), is born.Ref: 5
1930 Elijah Barayi head of South Africa union centre (COSATU), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Florian Zabach Chicago IL, violinist (Hot Canary, Club Embassy), is born.Ref: 5
1931 Kenneth Bloomfield BBC governor (Ireland), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Tomas G Tranströmer Swedish psychologist/poet (Mörkerseende), is born.Ref: 5
1932*David Bolton director (British Royal United Service for Defense), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Nikolai Stepanovich Porvatkin Russian cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Eva Figes, British novelist, is born.Ref: 2
1933*Mel Kenyon auto racer: legendary NAMARS champ, is born.Ref: 4
1933*Elizabeth Montgomery Los Angeles CA, actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Boris Strugatski USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of Troika), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Roy Clark musician: guitar, banjo; CMA Entertainer of the Year [1973], Comedian of the Year [1970, 1971, 1972], co-host: Hee Haw; country singer: Tips of My Fingers, Through the Eyes of a Fool, Yesterday, When I Was Young, Come and Live with Me, Somewhere Between Love and Tomorrow, Thank God and Greyhound [You’re Gone], is born in Meherrin VA.Ref: 4
1935*Gene Cherico bassist, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Hector Quintanar composer, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Maurice Shock rector (Lincoln College in Oxford), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Bob Luman singer: Let’s Think About Living, Every Day I Have to Cry Some, The Pay Phone, Proud of You Baby; is born.Ref: 4
1937*Earl Russell historian, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Claudia Cardinale Tunis, actress (Blindfold, 8½, Pink Panther), is born.Ref: 68
1938*Carles Marsden professor (neurology), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Marti Wilder father of rocker Kim Wilde, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Edy Hubacher Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Willie (William Henry) Davis baseball: LA Dodgers [World Series: 1963, 1965, 1966/all-star: 1971, 1973], Montreal Expos, SL Cardinals, Texas Rangers, SD Padres, California Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Woody (Woodrow Thompson) Fryman baseball: pitcher: Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies [all-star: 1968], Detroit Tigers, Montreal Expos [all-star: 1976], Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Jeffrey Archer, England, (Tory-Commons)/author (Matter of Honor), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Phil Lesh Berkeley CA, bassist (Grateful Dead-Truckin'), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Robert Walker Jr New York NY, actor (Ceremony, Don Juan 73, Ensign Pulver), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Howard L Berman (Representative-Democrat-CA, 1983- ), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Julie Sommars Fremont NE, actress (Governor & JJ, Herbie Goes to MC), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Kim Il Jong son of North Korean President Kim Il Sung (1972-94), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Walter Raphael Hazzard Wilmington DE, basketball (Olympics-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Riem de Wolff Indonesian/Dutch singer/guitarist (Blue Diamonds), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Dave Edmunds Cardiff Wales, singer/guitarist (Rockpile-Baby I Love You), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Gerard Schoenaker Dutch singer (Les Baroques), is born.Ref: 5
1944 Dzhokhar Dudayev separatist leader, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Ted Sizemore baseball: St. Louis Cardinals; National League Rookie of the Year: LA Dodgers 2B [1969], is born.Ref: 4
1945 Jos F B van Rey Dutch MP (VVD), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Wayne Gilchrest (Representative-Republican-MD), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Michael DeBello singer (Maniac), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Wooly Wolstenholme keyboardist/vocalist (Barclay James Harvest), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Bojoura [Raina GB van Melzen] Dutch singer/wife of Hans Cleuver, is born.Ref: 5
1947*DeDe Lind Los Angeles CA, playmate (August 1967), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Linda Bloodworth-Thomason TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Mike Chapman Australian songwriter/producer (Chinn & Chapman), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Dick (Richard Louis) Sharon baseball: Detroit Tigers, SD Padres, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Amy Wright actress: The Scarlet Letter, Final Verdict, Crossing Delancey, The Accidental Tourist, Wise Blood, Breaking Away, The Amityville Horror, The Deer Hunter, is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 4
1951*Heloise (Ponce Kiah Marchelle Heloise Cruse Evans) newspaper columnist, writer: Hints from Heloise is born in Waco TX. She took over the Heloise empire after her mother, the original Heloise who died in 1977. (also 95: TWA, 1988)Ref: 4
1951 Hansel Cuba, Spanish personality, is born.Ref: 5
1951*Marsha S Ivins Baltimore MD, astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81), is born.Ref: 5
1951*John L Phillips Fort Belvoir VA, PhD/astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1952*Sam McMurray actor (Tracey Ullman), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Emmanuel México City México, Spanish singer, is born.Ref: 5
1955*Barbara Barrow LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1955*Enith Salle Brigitha Netherlands, 100 meter/200 meter swimmer (Olympics-bronze-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Michael Cooper NBA star (Los Angeles Lakers), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Gregory J Harbaugh Cleveland OH, astronaut (STS 39, 54, 71, 82), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Evelyn Ashford 100m relay runner (Olympic-gold-1984, 88), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Matt Reid rock keyboardist (Berlin-Takes Your Breathe Away), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Emma Thompson Paddington London England, actress (Henry V, Howards End, Oscar-1992), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Kevin Lowe Lachute, NHL defenseman (New York Rangers), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Marvin Clyde Goodwin, New Orleans LA, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Philip Belgian prince/husband of princess Paola, is born.Ref: 5
1961*Lynne Austin Plant City FL, playmate (July 1986), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Tiina Lillak Finland, javelin thrower (Olympics-silver-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Teresa Wentzel DeWitt Fort Bragg NC, double trap (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Lydie Denier St Nazaire France, actress (General Hospital, Blood Relation), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Anthony Miller NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Kevin Stevens Brockton, NHL left wing (Los Angeles Kings), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Mark Dennis NFL tackle (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Michele Redman Zanesville OH, LPGA golfer (1995 Star Bank-3rd), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Soichi Noguchi Yokohama Japan, astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1966*Andrei Olhovskiy Moscow Russia, tennis pro, is born.Ref: 5
1966*Graeme Clark bassist (Wet Wet Wet-Angel Eyes, Love is All Around), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Samantha [Karen] Fox East End London England, singer (Touch Me, I Wanna Have Some Fun), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Dara Torres Beverly Hills CA, US Olympic swimmer (Olympics-gold-84), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Lance Zeno NFL/WLAF corner (Rams, Scottish Claymores), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Mark Mortimer actor (Nick Hudson-Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Suzy Green Detroit MI, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon-26th), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Billy Brewer Fort Worth TX, pitcher (New York Yankees), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Stacey Williams Philadelphia PA, model (SI Swimsuit 1996), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Chris Smith Indpls IN, Nike golfer (1993 British Columbia Open-8th), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Jeromy Burnitz Westminster CA, outfielder (Cleveland Indians), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Michael Jones NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders, St Louis Rams), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Phillippi Sparks NFL cornerback (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Darrin Smith NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Craig Whelihan NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Derek Brown NFL running back (New Orleans Saints), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Guivi Sissaouri Tbilisi Georgia, Canada freestyle wrestler (Olympics-silver-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jason Sehorn NFL cornerback/safety (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Rich McKenzie NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Tim Tindale NFL running back (Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Peter Billingsley New York NY, actor (Real People), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Melvin Johnson NFL safety (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Ricky Otero Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Ronald Cherry NFL tackle (Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Vickie Johnson WNBA guard/forward (New York Liberty), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Jeremy Burkett NFL/WLAF tight end (New York Giants, Barcelona Dragons), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Marena Bencomo Miss Universe-2nd place (Venezuela, 1997), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Mike Quinn quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Sergei Krivokrasov Angarsk Russia, NHL right wing (Blackhawks, Olympics-silver-98), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Lisa Bell Rockford IL, figure skater (1997 Midwestern Senior Champion), is born.Ref: 5
1982*Mark Mizzark [Marlis Pugh], Akron OH, rapper (Another Bad Creation)Ref: 5
1982*Mark Pugh rocker (Another Bad Creation), is born.Ref: 5
1220*Adolf I archbishop of Cologne, dies.Ref: 5
1415 Manuel Chrysoloras Byzantine leader/diplomat (Erotèmata), dies.Ref: 5
1472*Leon B Alberti Italian humanist/architect (Philodoxis), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1502*Jan IV Chalon prince of Orange, dies.Ref: 5
1605*Boris Godunov tsar of Russia (1598-1605), dies.Ref: 5
1607*Cornelius Kilianus Flemish translator/poet, dies at about 78.Ref: 5
1610 Johan van Duivenoorde mister of Warmond, dies at about 62.Ref: 5
1659*Simon Dach German poet, dies.Ref: 5
1719*Johann Friedrich Treiber composer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1756*-Johann Gottlieb Goldberg composer, dies at 29.Ref: 5
1764*Jeanne-Antoinette-Poison LeNormant d'Etoiles Marquis de Pomador, mistress of Louis XV of France, dies in Versaille.Ref: 5
1765*Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian scientist and poet, dies at age 53.Ref: 70
1772*Karel Jozef ruler of Batthyányi, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1777*(Declaration of Independence) (day speculative) John Morton, judge, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1788*Giuseppi Bonno composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1811*Ernest Louis Muller composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1824*Theodorus F van Capellen Vice-Admiral (Algiers), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1853*Johann Leopold Fuchs composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1863*Jan Nepomuk Kanka composer, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1865*President Abraham Lincoln dies at 7:22 in the morning. Vice President Andrew Johnson assumes the presidency. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1866*William Jackson composer, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1870*Emma (Hart) Willard educator: pioneer in higher education for women: Waterford Academy for Young Ladies, Troy Female Seminary, Emma Willard School; Willard Association for the Mutual Improvement of Female Teachers [1837]; writer: textbooks: geography, history, astronomy, A Treatise on the Motive Powers Which Produce the Circulation of the Blood, written a year before women were admitted to medical schools; dies.Ref: 4
1882*Henri Giffard, French aeronaut, first to build and fly a steerable airship, dies.Ref: 17
1888*65 Matthew Arnold 12/24/1822 4/15/1888 English poet and social criticRef: 70
1889*Father Damien, Belgian missionary to Hawaiian lepers, dies at age 49.Ref: 70
1891*Stephen Albert Emery composer, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1901*First British motorized burial.Ref: 5
1911*Georg Knorr German engineer, dies.Ref: 5
1912*With her band playing on the deck, the ocean liner Titanic sinks at 2:27 a.m. in the North Atlantic. 1503 lives are lost.Ref: 2
1912*Col. John Jacob Astor (Titanic) 1912Ref: 10
1916*Alfred Cogniaux Belgian botanist, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1920*Jacob van Stolk Azn art collector, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1924*Eduardo Caudella composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1924 Flemish-Walloon riots in Louvain Belgium, 1 dead.Ref: 5
1925*John Singer Sargent, Italian-born American artist, dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1927*Francesco Gaeta Italian poet (Di Giacomo), dies at 47.Ref: 5
1929*Antonio Smareglia composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1937*Nikolai Artzibushev composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1938*César Vallejo Peru/French poet (Trilce, Russia & 1931), dies at 46.Ref: 5
1942*Robert Musil Austrian writer (Mann ohne Eigenschaften), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1943*Raffaele Casimiro Casimiri composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1944*Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher, politician, educator and editor, dies at age 68.Ref: 70
1947*Wolstenholme rocker, dies.Ref: 5
1949*Wallace (Fitzgerald) Beery Academy Award-winning actor: The Champ [1931-1932], Grand Hotel, We’re in the Navy Now, Treasure Island, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Last of the Mohicans, China Seas; dies at age 64.Ref: 68
1954*Juan Vicente Lecuna composer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1956*Emile Nolde [Hansen] German painter (Grablegung Christi), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1958*Estelle Taylor dies at 64.Ref: 5
1962*Clara Blandick committed suicide at 80.Ref: 5
1962*Esther Minciotti dies at 74.Ref: 5
1965*Syd Chaplin dies at 80.Ref: 5
1966*Joseph Crehan dies of stroke at 81.Ref: 5
1967*Antonio de Curtis Toto comedian, dies of heart attack at 69.Ref: 5
1968*Boris Nikolayevich Lyatoshynsky composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1969*Victoria von Battenberg wife of Spanish king Alfonso, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1972 Otto Brenner German trade union leader, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1975*Richard (Nicholas Peter) Conte actor (Four Just Men, Jean Arthur Show), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1975*John B McKay US test pilot (X-15), dies.Ref: 5
1975*Charles Marshall dies.Ref: 5
1976*Gerald Smith antisemite/catholic (National Christian Crusade), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1978*43 die as 2 express trains collide head-on south of Bologna, Italy.Ref: 5
1980*Raymond Bailey actor (Mr Drysdale-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1980*Jean-Paul Sartre existentialist philosopher (Nobel 1964, declined), dies in Paris at 74.Ref: 5
1980*Marshall Reed actor (Fred Asher-Lineup), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1980*Paul Langton actor (Leslie-Peyton Place), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1981*French Duynstee Dutch states rights leader, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1982*5 Muslim extremist murderers of Egyptian President Sadat executed.Ref: 5
1982*Arthur Lowe British actor (Captain Mainwaring in Dad's army), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1982*Louis M de Guiringaud Fren forgn minister (1976-78), commits suicide at 70.Ref: 5
1983*Rodolfo Hoyos actor (Luis-Viva Valdez), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1983*Gyula Illyes Hungarian writer/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1984*Tommy Cooper comedian, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1986*Tim McIntire actor (Bob Younger-Legend of Jesse James), dies at 42.Ref: 5
1986*Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin cosmonaut, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1986*Jean Genet French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1988*Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1988*Kenneth Williams dies at 61.Ref: 5
1989*Ninety-five people died in a crush of soccer fans at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. (TWA, 1990)Ref: 95
1989*Hu Yaobang General Secretary of Chinese Commnist Party, dies.Ref: 5
1989*Charles Vanel dies at 96.Ref: 5
1990*Greta (Lovisa) Garbo (Gustafsson) actress: Camille, Grand Hotel, Ninotchka, Mata Hari, The Painted Veil, Anna Christie; dies at age 84.Ref: 68
1991*Marjorie Warfield dies at 88.Ref: 5
1991*Martin Ashe dies.Ref: 5
1993*George Ives dies at 111.Ref: 5
1993*Leslie Charteris British mystery writer (Saint), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1993*William Bakewell dies of leukemia at 84.Ref: 5
1994*John Curry English figure skater (Olympics-gold-76), dies of AIDS at 44.Ref: 5
1994*R Pelgrom oldest Dutch man dies, 9 days short of 108. Hew was born April 24, 1886.Ref: 5
1995*Cleo Brown pianist, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1995*Denis Harding soldier, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1997*Sam Moskowitz San Francisco fandom historian, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1997*Zdenek Mlynar Secretary of Czechoslovakian Communist Central Committee (1968), diesRef: 5
1998*Pol Pot, the notorious leader of the Khmer Rouge, died at age 73, evading prosecution for the deaths of two million Cambodians. (TWA, 1999)Ref: 95
2001*Punk rock musician Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman) dies in New York at age 49.Ref: 70
2002*(US Supreme Court Justice) Byron White, retired Supreme Court Justice who served 31 years (1962-1993), dies at age 84. (XDG, p 8A, 1/01/2003)Ref: 83

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