Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
April 16th

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556*Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 2
1346*King Stefanus IX of Serbia proclaims himself czar of Greece.Ref: 5
1521*(Protestant Reformation) German reformer Martin Luther, 34, arrives at the Diet of Worms, where he afterward defended his "Ninety-Five Theses," first advanced in 1517. At the Diet, Luther refused to recant his ideas 'unless overcome by Scripture.'.Ref: 5
1632*Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander.Ref: 5
1705*Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College.Ref: 5
1724*First Easter observed.Ref: 5
1768*The Virginia General Assembly adopts memorials to the king and Parliament protesting the Townshend Acts. 
1789*President-elect Washington left Mount Vernon, Virginia, for his inauguration in New York.Ref: 5
1813*The first mass production factory starts up making pistols.Ref: 62
1818*The U.S. Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot amendment to form an unarmed U.S.-Canada border.Ref: 2
1834*The Boston and Worcester Railroad opens the first regular steam passenger service in New England.Ref: 7
1839*Zion Baptist Church is organized with 14 members. These members were freed slaves who had moved from Virginia to Greene County [OH]. (XDG, p 2B, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1839*William Henry Harrison (9th US President, 1841) stays at the Merrick Hotel in Xenia OH. (XDG, p 2B, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1846*Donner Party: The George & Jacob Donner and James Reed families depart Springfield IL for Independence MO in nine wagons.Ref: 27
1851*A lighthouse was swept away in a gale at Minot’s Ledge, .Ref: 4
1854*San Salvador is destroyed by an earthquake.Ref: 2
1862*President Lincoln signs an Act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia.Ref: 5
1866*Nitroglycerine at Wells Fargo & Co office explodes.Ref: 5
1866*Karakozov attempts to assassinate Tsar Alexander II of Russia.Ref: 5
1868*Louisiana voters approve new constitution.Ref: 5
1869*Ebenezer Bassett, 1st US Negro diplomat, begins service in Haiti.Ref: 5
1871*German Empire ends all anti-Jewish civil restrictions.Ref: 5
1883*Paul Kruger chosen President of Transvaal.Ref: 5
1888*Drentse & Friese peat cutters go on strike.Ref: 5
1900*The first book of U.S. postage stamps was issued. The two-cent stamps were available in books of 12, 24 and 48 stamps.Ref: 4
1905*An endowment of a college teachers’ pension fund was established by Andrew Carnegie. He donated $10,000,000 of personal money to set up the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.Ref: 4
1908*Natural Bridges National Monument established (Lake Powell UT).Ref: 5
1912*Harriet Quimby is the first womand to fly across the English Channel. She lands at Hardelot, France, in a Blériot monoplane loaned to her by Louis Blériot. also RefRef: 17
1917 Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik revolutionary party, leaves his exile in Switzerland and crosses German enemy lines to arrive at Petrograd.Ref: 3
1917*Lenin returned from Switzerland in a sealed train as a hostage of the German High Command.Ref: 90
1920*Ferruccio Coacci, an Italian anarchist who was to be in East Boston to be deported the day before, tells Bureau of Immigration Inspector O. L. Root that he did not report as scheduled because his wife was sick and he needed a few days to take care of her. Suspicious, Root asks Michael E. Stewart, Bridgewater chief of police, to look into Coacci's story. Stewart had patrolman Frank LeBaron accompany Root to talk to Coacci. When they arrive at Coacci's, they find Coacci's wife in fine health and Coacci packing a suitcase and insisting on leaving immediately. He was taken to the immigration station and left for Italy two days later. Stewart will later conclude that both of the South Braintree hold-ups done by the same group of Italians, Coacci being one of them.Ref: 87
1921 Liberal Freedom League forms in The Hague.Ref: 5
1922*Belvin Maynard, better known as the ‘Flying Parson’, gave his first sermon from an airplane this day.Ref: 4
1922 German-Russia treaty signed in Italy, Soviet Union recognized.Ref: 5
1924*Child labor laws strengthened in Holland.Ref: 5
1938*Great-Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia.Ref: 5
1939*Stalin requests British, French & Russian anti-nazi pact.Ref: 5
1945*In his first speech to Congress, President Harry S. Truman pledged to carry out the war and peace policies of his late predecessor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt.Ref: 70
1946*NSB mayor of Rotterdam Netherlands, FE Müller sentence to 100 years in jail.Ref: 5
1947*Financier and presidential confidant Bernard M. Baruch said in a speech at the South Carolina statehouse, "Let us not be deceived. We are today in the midst of a cold war."Ref: 70
1948*Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris France.Ref: 5
1948*Christians in Action was incorporated in Compton, CA. Founded by Rev. Lee Shelley, this interdenominational overseas mission helps establish national churches in nearly two dozen overseas countries.Ref: 5
1952*A fire in the basement of The Corner Pharmacy at the corner of Main and Detroit in Xenia OH causes a loss of ~$30,000 of drug stock. There are no injuries. (XDG, p 14A, 8/25/2003)Ref: 83
1953*British royal yacht Britannica taken out of service.Ref: 5
1957*For the first time, TV was utilized to show an annual stockholders’ meeting. American Machine and Foundry Company (AMF) shareholders watched TV screens in both New York City and Chicago, IL.Ref: 4
1957*USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test.Ref: 5
1958*French government of Gaillard falls due to Tunisia crisis.Ref: 5
1959 Datu Abdul Rozak inaugurated as premier of Malaysia federation.Ref: 5
1959*Datu Abdul Rozak inaugurated as premier of Malaysia federation.Ref: 5
1962*Brazil nationalizes US businesses.Ref: 5
1964*The first Ford Mustang is released to the public.Ref: 3
1964*9 men sentenced 25-30 years for Britain's 1963 "Great Train Robbery".Ref: 5
1964*Geraldine Mock of US is first woman to fly solo round the world.Ref: 5
1966*Rhodesian PM Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain.Ref: 5
1972*2 giants pandas (Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing) arrive in the US, from China, as a gift to President Nixon.Ref: 5
1974*(My Lai) Calley's sentence reduced to ten years.Ref: 87
1974*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1977*The ban on women attending West Point is lifted.Ref: 2
1980*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1982*Queen Elizabeth proclaims Canada's new constitution.Ref: 5
1986 To dispel rumors he's dead, Moammar Qadhafi appears on TV.Ref: 5
1989 Berendrechtsluis opens in Antwerp, biggest flood lock in world.Ref: 5
1990*Supreme Court rejects appeal from retarded man, Dalton Prejean, condemned to death for murdering a Louisiana state trooper in 1977.Ref: 5
1990*Maximum New York State unemployment benefits raised to $260 per week.Ref: 5
1991*President Bush announced that US forces would be sent into northern Iraq to assist Kurdish refugees.Ref: 6
1992*The House ethics committee listed 303 current and former lawmakers who had overdrawn their House bank accounts.Ref: 70
1992*Afghánistán President Najibullah resigns.Ref: 5
1993*(King) The federal jury convicts Koon and Powell on one charge of violating King's civil rights. Wind and Briseno are found not guilty. No disturbances follow the verdict.Ref: 87
1996*Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 Ships. 
1996*President Clinton and his wife, Hillary, arrived in Japan for a three-day visit after a brief stopover in South Korea.Ref: 6
1996*Britain's Prince Andrew and his wife, Sarah, the Duchess of York, announced they were in the process of getting a divorce.Ref: 70
1999*NOTUS, Idaho: A high school sophomore fires two shotgun blasts in a school hallway. No one injured. 
2000*The International Monetary Fund concluded a protest-marred opening session in Washington with a statement repeating past pledges to seek greater debt relief for the poorest countries and reform the IMF so it could better prevent financial crises.Ref: 6
2001 Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev began a visit to Japan.Ref: 6
2003*The Bush administration lowered the terror alert level from orange to yellow, saying the end of heavy fighting in Iraq has diminished the threat of terrorism in the United States.Ref: 70
1924*First radio-transmission of wireless Matthäus Passion.Ref: 5
1946*First US launch of captured V-2 rocket, White Sands NM; 8 km altitude.Ref: 5
1947*Zoomar arrived. Zoomar is a lens demonstrated by NBC-TV in New York City. The Zoomar lens is a device that can feature close-up and long distance camera shots from a stationary camera. Eventually, the lens would be scaled down for use by regular photographers, not just for television. There are many different kinds of close-up/long distance lenses today, including the zoom lens named after the original Zoomar.Ref: 4
1956*First solar powered radios go on sale.Ref: 5
1965*Test flight of heavy Saturn S-1C-rocket.Ref: 5
1972*Apollo 16 launched, 5th lunar landing at Descartes Highlands: with astronauts Young, Mattingly, Duke.Ref: 5
1981*Columbia space shuttle returns.Ref: 5
1065 The Norman Robert Guiscard takes Bari, ending five centuries of Byzantine rule in southern Italy.Ref: 2
1509*French army under Louis XII enters Alps.Ref: 5
1746*Bonnie Prince Charles, leading the Scottish Jacobites, is defeated at the battle of Culloden by William Augustus, duke of Cumberland, breaking the Jacobite Rebellion, the last pitched battle fought in Britain.Ref: 74
1777*At the Battle of Bennington, New England's minute men rout British regulars.Ref: 2
1861*US President Abraham Lincoln outlaws business with confederate states.Ref: 5
1862*Confederate President Jefferson Davis approves a conscription act for white males between 18 and 35.Ref: 2
1865*Battle of Columbus & West Point GA (Fort Tyler).Ref: 5
1917*The French Army launches the 14-day Chemin des Dames offensive, but fails to break through the German lines. Mutiny breaks out amongst the French troops. 
1942*The Island of Malta is awarded the George Cross in recognition for heroism under constant German air attack. It was the first such award given to any part of the British Commonwealth.Ref: 2
1942*Japanese occupying army on Java installs film censorship.Ref: 5
1943*40 New Zealand bombers attack Haarlem Netherlands (85 killed).Ref: 5
1944*The destroyer USS Laffey survives horrific damage from attacks by 22 Japanese aircraft off Okinawa.Ref: 2
1945*Soviet troops begin their final attack on Berlin; Americans enter Nuremberg.Ref: 36
1945*Near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, submarine U-190 sinks RCN minesweeper Esquimalt. 
1945*German troops in Groningen surrender.Ref: 5
1945*US troops land on He Shima Okinawa.Ref: 5
1968*The Pentagon announces the "Vietnamization" of the war.Ref: 2
1975 Cambodian Red Khmer occupy Phnom Penh.Ref: 5
1979*Failed Palestinian attack on Zaventem Airport in Belgium.Ref: 5
1912*Pittsburgh Pirates turn a rare 5-3-7 doubleplay (left fielder covers 2nd base).Ref: 5
1922 Annie Oakley shot 100 clay targets in a row, a women's record.Ref: 5
1928*Braves' pitcher Charlie Robertson has his glove removed from the game by umpire Moran after the Brooklyn Robins complain the ball is acting strangely. The Boston hurler still manages to win, 3-2.Ref: 1
1929*Indian Earl Averill homers on an 0-2 pitch off Tigers' Earl Whitehill becoming the first AL player to hit a home run in his first major league at-bat.Ref: 1
1929*The Yankees become the first team to make numbers a permanent part of the uniform (numbers would become standard for all teams by 1932).Ref: 86
1934*New Cincinnati Reds owner Powel Crosley renames "Redland Field" to "Crosley Field".Ref: 86
1935*On snowy day and near freezing day as the band plays Jingle Bells at Boston's Braves Field,Babe Ruth makes his National league debut as he homers and singles off Giants' legend Carl Hubbell. Although the Braves beat New York,4-2, the team will go on to win only 37 more games this season.Ref: 1
1938*The Cardinals deal a declining Dizzy Dean to the Cubs for pitchers Curt Davis and Clyde Shoun and $200,000.Ref: 1
1939*Boston Bruins beat Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup.Ref: 5
1940*On Opening Day, Franklin D. Roosevelt's errant ceremonial first pitch smashes a Washington Post camera. The Chief Executive is not charged with a wild pitch as Red Sox hurler Lefty Grove blanks the Senators, 1-0.Ref: 1
1940*Bob Feller's pitches an Opening Day no-hitter (the first of three no-hitters he pitched for the Indians). No one has ever opened the season with a no-no.Ref: 86
1940*First televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition).Ref: 5
1946*On Opening Day at the Polo Grounds, Mel Ott goes deep for the final time of his career. The Giants' legend hits his 511 career home run off Philadelphia A's left-hander Oscar Judd.Ref: 1
1948*The future super station WGN-TV televises a baseball game for the first time. With Jack Brickhouse doing the play-by-play, the White Sox beat the Cubs 4-1 in the first game of the Windy City Classic played at Wrigley Field.Ref: 1
1949*Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings for the Stanley Cup.Ref: 5
1953*Phillie's Connie Ryan gets 6 hits in a game.Ref: 5
1953*Jackie Pung wins LPGA Palm Springs Golf Open.Ref: 5
1953*Stanley Cup Montréal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1.Ref: 5
1954*Detroit Red Wings beat Mont Canadiens 4 games to 3 for the Stanley Cup.Ref: 5
1957*Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup.Ref: 5
1958*22nd Golf Masters Championship Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 284.Ref: 5
1959*Phils' Dave Philley gets a major league record 9th straight pinch hit.Ref: 5
1959*NY Yankees unveil their 1st message scoreboard.Ref: 5
1961*Beginning his historic home run chase of the Babe, Roger Maris finally connects for his first round tripper in the twelfth game of the season. The fifth-inning solo shot is off Tiger pitcher Paul Fovtack.Ref: 1
1961*Stanley Cup Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2.Ref: 5
1961*Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.Ref: 5
1964*The Mets new home, Shea Stadium, is christened with Dodgers' Holy Water from the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn and Giants' Holy Water from the Harlem River at the location where it flowed passed the Polo Grounds. The Mets lose to the Pirates, 4-3. It was originally to be called Flushing Meadow Park, but a movement was launched to name it in honor of William A. Shea, the man that brought National League Baseball back to New York. It was also the first stadium capable of being converted from baseball to football and back using two motor-operated stands that moved on underground tracks.Ref: 1
1967*Yankees beat Boston 7-6 in 18 innings.Ref: 5
1968*Baseball’s longest night game was completed -- after 24 innings. The game took six hours, six minutes to play. The winner? The Houston Astros.Ref: 4
1972*At Wrigley Field, Cub pitcher Burt Hooton no-hits the Phillies, 4-0 in just fourth major-league start.Ref: 1
1972*Texas Ranger Pete Broberg beats the Angels, 5-1, for the first victory in club history.Ref: 86
1972*First Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jane Blalock.Ref: 5
1978*Cardinal Bob Forsch no-hits the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0. Less than a year later, Bob's brother Ken of the Houston Astros pitched a no-hitter against Atlanta becoming the only brothers to throw no-hitters.Ref: 1
1978*Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1979*15th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks & Mets tie 1-1.Ref: 5
1979*83rd Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Massachusetts in 2:09:27.Ref: 5
1979*8th Boston Women's Marathon won by Joan Benoit Samuelson in 2:35:15.Ref: 5
1980*Arthur Ashe retires from professional tennis.Ref: 5
1983*Setting a NL consecutive game-played record, Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey appears in his 1,118th straight game.Ref: 1
1984*In his first three at-bats, A¹s Dave Kingman hits three HRs, including a grand slam driving in eight runs against the Mariners in a 9-6 victory.Ref: 1
1984*13th Boston Women's Marathon won by Lorraine Moller of New Zealand in 2:29:28.Ref: 5
1984*88th Boston Marathon won by Geoff Smith of Great Britain in 2:10:34.Ref: 5
1985*Marvelous Marvin Hagler successfully defends his middleweight boxing title against Thomas Hearns, the current WBC light-middleweight champion, at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas NV when the referee stops the fight in the 3rd round of one of the most savage fights in boxing history.Ref: 97
1985*Mickey Mantle, banned from baseball in 1983 because of his association with an Atlantic City casino, was reinstated on this day. He threw out the first pitch to a standing ovation as the New York Yankees played their home opener against the Chicago White Sox.Ref: 4
1985*Washington Capitals 1-New York Islanders 2-Patrick Division Semifinals-Islanders win series 3-2.Ref: 5
1987*Michael Jordon, becomes 2nd NBA to score 3000 points in a season.Ref: 5
1987*Jerry Richardson approaches Nations-Bank Chairman Hugh McColl about bringing an NFL team to the Carolinas. (USA Today, p 3C, 2/02/2004)Ref: 13
1989*Costa Rica beats US 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup.Ref: 5
1989*Kelly Gruber becomes the first Toronto Blue Jay player to hit for the cycle against Kansas City at Exhibition Stadium.Ref: 86
1989*First Seniors Golf Tradition Don Bies wins.Ref: 5
1989*Pat Bradley wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1989*Zeleka Metaferia wins 3rd World Cup marathon (2:10:28).Ref: 5
1990*Kelly Gruber becomes the first Blue Jay to hit for the cycle in a 15-8 win against the Royals. His teammates buy him a tricycle in recognition of the accomplishment.Ref: 1
1990*19th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:25:23.Ref: 5
1990*94th Boston Marathon won by Gelindo Bordin of Italy in 2:08:19.Ref: 5
1991*St Louis Blues becomes 8th NHL team in Play-off to come back from a 3-1 deficit as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in game 7.Ref: 5
1992*KWGN-TV (Channel 2) in Denver signs a five-year agreement to become the Colorado Rockies' exclusive over-the-air television broadcaster.Ref: 86
1992*First concrete is poured at new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field).Ref: 5
1992*New York Rangers win team record 50th game.Ref: 5
1995*56th PGA Seniors Golf Championship Ray Floyd winsRef: 5
1997*Dustin Hermanson of the Montreal Canadians hits a home run in his first major league at bat.Ref: 12
1997*Extending their losing streak to 12 with a 4-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies,the Cubs set the record for worst start in league history surpassing the overall NL record of 0-11 established by the Detroit Wolverines 1884.Ref: 86
1999*Beating the Padres, 6-4, Colorado skipper Jim Leyland becomes the 45th manager to win a 1,000 games.Ref: 1
1999*Wayne Gretzky announced his retirement from hockey.Ref: 70
2000*Indian starter Chuck Finley, who was already the only pitcher to strike out four batters in one inning twice, does it for the third time as the southpaw strikes out Tom Evans, Royce Clayton, Chad Curtis (who takes first on a passed ball) and Rafael Palmeiro in the third inning; Finley beats the Rangers 2-1 with the help of back-to-back ninth-inning homers from Manny Ramirez and Jim Thome .Ref: 1
2003*Michael Jordan played his last NBA game as his Washington Wizards ended their season with a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.Ref: 70
1787*First American comedy, "The Contrast", makes its debut in NYC.Ref: 5
1849*The opera "Il Profeta" premieres (Paris France).Ref: 5
1854*Franz Liszt's "Mazeppa", premieres.Ref: 5
1870 Vaudeville Theatre Strand opens in London.Ref: 5
1926*The Book-of-the-Month Club in New York City chose as its first selection, Lolly Willowes or The Loving Huntsman by Sylvia Townsend as the offering to its 4,750 members.Ref: 4
1935 The radio comedy program "Fibber McGee and Molly" premiered on the NBC Blue Network.Ref: 5
1940*Heitor Villa-Lobos' opera "Izaht", premieres in Rio de Janeiro.Ref: 5
1941 Little Theater at Adelphi Strand closes.Ref: 5
1952*"4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances.Ref: 5
1957*Polly Bergen starred in The Helen Morgan Story on the CBS television presentation of Playhouse 90.Ref: 4
1959*"Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 44 performances.Ref: 5
1961*15th Tony Awards Becket & Bye Bye Birdie win.Ref: 5
1962*Walter Cronkite succeeds Douglas Edwards as anchorman of "The CBS Evening News."Ref: 70
1964*"The Rolling Stones (England's Newest Hitmakers)," the band's debut album, was released.Ref: 70
1966*Metropolitan Opera House at B‘way & 39th St. closes doors with 444th production of "La Boheme.”Ref: 10
1967*"Walking Happy" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances.Ref: 5
1972*"That's Entertainment" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 4 performances.Ref: 5
1973*Former Beatle, Paul McCartney, leading the group, Wings, starred in his first TV special titled, James Paul McCartney. The show featured the new group, including Paul’s wife, Linda (on keyboards and backing vocals).Ref: 4
1974*200,000 attend rock concert Calif Jam I in Ontario Calif.Ref: 5
1974*"Words & Music" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 127 performances.Ref: 5
1977*Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia.Ref: 5
1978*"History of the American Film" closes at ANTA NYC after 21 performances.Ref: 5
1979*Pulitzer prize awarded to Sam Shepard for "Buried Child".Ref: 5
1981*"Copperfield" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 13 performances.Ref: 5
1983*The Disney Channel debuts.Ref: 73
1984*Pulitzer prize awarded to Mary Oliver for "American Primitive".Ref: 5
1985*"Grind" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 79 performances.Ref: 5
1987 FCC imposes a broader definition of indecency over airwaves.Ref: 5
1987*From the Here’s How Not to Be like Howard Stern file: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sternly warned U.S. radio stations to watch the use of indecent language on the airwaves. This was directed at shock jocks, like Stern, and those on your neighborhood radio station. Some stations, the FCC noted, had gone way beyond the seven dirty words made famous by comedian George Carlin in a routine from the early 1970s.Ref: 4
1987*Pulitzer prize awarded to August Wilson for "Fences".Ref: 5
1987*Peter Taylor's "Summons to Memphis" wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction.Ref: 5
1990*"Piano Lesson" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 320 performances.Ref: 5
1991 Mike Leander & Edward Seago's musical "Matador", premieres in London.Ref: 5
1992*"Metro" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 13 performances.Ref: 5
1994*Circus performers Marissa Young (24) & Matt Richardson (21) wed.Ref: 5
1994*Singer Harry Connick Jr (26) weds model Jill Goodacre (30).Ref: 5
1570*-Guy Fawlkes is born. 
1628*Cornelis Evertsen de Young Vice Admiral of Zealand, is born.Ref: 5
1635*Frans van Mieris the Elder, Dutch painter, is born.Ref: 5
1648*John Luyken poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre), is born.Ref: 5
1660*Hans Sloane, doctor, naturalist, collector: instrumental in the founding of the British Museum [the national museum and library of the United Kingdom]: Sloane left his personal collection to Great Britain upon his death; is born.Ref: 4
1673*Francesco Feroci composer, is born.Ref: 5
1682*John Hadley mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope), is born.Ref: 5
1696*Giovanni Battista Tupolo Italian painter, is born.Ref: 5
1697*Johann Gottlieb Gorner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1703*Caffarelli [Gaetano Majorano] Italian castra singer/duke, is born.Ref: 5
1728*Joseph Black, Scottish chemist and physicist, is born.Ref: 2
1728*Joseph Zwart Scottish chemist/physicist, is born.Ref: 5
1755*Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun, French painter, is born.Ref: 70
1786*Sir John Franklin, arctic explorer, is born.Ref: 2
1800*George Charles Bingham, British soldier, commanded the Light Brigade during the famous charge, is born.Ref: 2
1800*Jozef Stefani composer, is born.Ref: 5
1800*William Chambers author/publisher (Basis of Communication & Coding), is born.Ref: 5
1808*Caleb Blood Smith Secretary of Interior (Union), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1816*Edward "Old Allegheny" Johnson Major General (Confederate Army), is born.Ref: 5
1820 Georg Curtius German classical linguist, is born.Ref: 5
1821*Ford Maddox Brown painter, is born.Ref: 5
1823*Mother Joseph [Esther Pariseau] religious leader (US capital), is born.Ref: 5
1823*Orlando Bolivar Wilcox Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1907, is born.Ref: 5
1832*John A Neuhuys painter, is born.Ref: 5
1838*Karel Bendl, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1844*Anatole France writer (Tha‹s, The Wickerwork Woman) (Nobel 1921), is born.Ref: 5
1850*Thomas Sidney Gilchrist, British metallurgist and inventor, is born.Ref: 2
1850*Herbert Baxter Adams US, historian (American Historical Association), is born.Ref: 5
1851*Ernst Josephson Sweden, artist, is born.Ref: 5
1861*Isaac Murphy US jockey (won 628 races), is born.Ref: 5
1864*Flora Batson, African-American soprano-baritone singer, is born.Ref: 2
1866*Jose de Diego patriot and political leader of Puerto Rico; April 16 is a legal holiday in Puerto Rico in honor of de Diego; died July 17, 1918Ref: 4
1867*José de Diego Puerto Rico, patriot/Puerto Rican Secretary of Justice, is born.Ref: 5
1867*Wilbur Wright of aeronautical fame (Wright Brothers), is born.Ref: 68
1868*Joel Angel Russian musicologist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1868*Spottiswoode Aitken Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Eagle, Home Sweet Home), is born.Ref: 5
1871*John Millington Synge, Ireland, dramatist/poet (Riders to the Sea), is born.Ref: 5
1871*Martin Lunssens composer, is born.Ref: 5
1881*Edward Frederick Wood first Earl of Halifax/ambassador to US (1940-46), is born.Ref: 5
1882*Seth Bingham composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Leo Weiner Hungary, composer (Fasching), is born.Ref: 5
1886 Ernst Thälmann German communist presidential candidate, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Jekabs Graubins composer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Konstantin Mostras composer, is born.Ref: 5
1889*Charlie Chaplin [The Little Tramp] Lambeth London England, comedian/actor/director (City Lights), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Federico Mompou composer, is born.Ref: 5
1893*Joseph Yasser composer, is born.Ref: 5
1897*Arthur Charles Ernest Hoeree composer, is born.Ref: 5
1897*Jaap Vranken Dutch organist/composer (Stabat Mater), is born.Ref: 5
1897*John B Glubb British commandant/writer (A soldier with the Arabs), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Marian Jordan Peoria IL, radio comedienne (Fibber McGee & Molly), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Polly Adler Russia, bordello proprieter/author (House is not a Home), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Karel Albert Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Leo Poos, nazi police officer (caught Dutch underground agents), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Nikolay P. Akimov, Russian scenic designer and producer, is born.Ref: 70
1904*Clifford Case (Senator-Republican-NJ), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Lily Pons Draguignan France, soprano/diva (Hitting a New High), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Fifi D'Orsay Montréal Québec Canada, actress (Life Jimmy Dolan, Girl from Calgary), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Birth of Merrill C. Tenney, American N.T. scholar. In addition to his many scholarly writings, Tenney was dean of the Wheaton College Graduate School in Illinois from 1947-71.Ref: 5
1905*John Lee-Barber Admiral, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Pigmeat Markham Durham NC, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis Dutch soccer star/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1906 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar Dutch peace activist, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Marion Lloyd Vince Brooklyn NY, fencer (National champion 1928, 31), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Herman Uyttersprot Flemish literature historian, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Christine McIntyre actress (3 Stooges movies), is born.Ref: 5
1911*William Stearn botanist, is born.Ref: 5
1912*David Langton Scotland, actor (Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), is born.Ref: 5
1912*John Halas animator, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Les Tremayne London, actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Constance Shacklock opera singer, is born.Ref: 5
1913 Lord Aberconway CEO (John Brown & Company), is born.Ref: 5
1914*John Hodiak Pittsburgh PA, actor (A Bell for Adamo, Lifeboat), is born.Ref: 5
1915 Dany [Daniël S] Tuijnman head of Dutch traffic & water, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Gerard McLarnon actor/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Spike Milligan Ahmed Nagar India, actor/comedian (Digby, 3 Musketeers), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Merce Cunningham choreographer (Acrobat in Every Soul is a Circus), is born.Ref: 5
1920*John William Farr Detroit, bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Barry Nelson Oakland, actor (Airport, My Favorite Husband), is born.Ref: 5
1920 Dermot O'Callaghan Grubb prison governor, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Kees Scherer Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Peter Ustinov London England, actor (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd), is born. (TWA, 1988)Ref: 95
1922*Kingsley Amis London England, novelist (Lucky Jim, The James Bond Dossier), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Christopher Samuel Youd UK, sci-fi author (Tripods Trilogy), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Leo Tindermans British statesman, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Bennie Green trombonist, lyricist: The Diamond and the Goose; journalist; is born.Ref: 4
1924*Geoffrey Johnson Smith actor (Norman Loves Rose, Drinking Games), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Henry Mancini (Enrico Nicola Mancini), Cleveland OH, composer/conductor (Pink Panther), is born.Ref: 5
1924 John Harvey-Jones CEO (ICI), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Barbara Tizzard British educator, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Peter Mark Richman Philadelphia PA, actor (Andrew-Dynasty), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Joseph Ratzinger German theologist/dogmaticus, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Dick [Night Train] Lane NFL defensive back (St Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Roy Hamilton singer (You'll Never Walk Alone), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Edie Adams [Elizabeth Edith Enke] Kingston PA, actress/Mrs Ernie Kovacs (Ernie Kovacs Show, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Haunting of Harrington House), is born.Ref: 17
1930*Herbie Mann (Soloman), Brooklyn NY, jazz flute/sax (Just Wallin'), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Frank Page British broadcaster/actor (Hudson Hawk, Dark Dancer), is born.Ref: 5
1930 John Robson British ambassador (Norway), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Piet de Visser economist/Dutch MP (PvdA), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Edie Adams [Elizabeth Edith Enke] Kingston PA, actress/Mrs Ernie Kovacs (Ernie Kovacs Show, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Haunting of Harrington House), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Imre Polyak Hungary, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Vince Hill singer (Roses of Picardy, La Vie en Rose), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Ike Pappas newsman: CBS News, is born.Ref: 4
1933*Perry Botkin Jr New York NY, orchestra leader (Bert Convy Show), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Joan Bakewell British broadcaster/actress (Cold Comfort Farm), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Joseph Bottoms Santa Barbara CA, actor (Blind Date, Braker), is born.Ref: 5
1934 Brian Peppiatt joint CEO (SG Warburg Securities), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Geoffrey Owen British editor (Financial Times), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Richard Kenshaw British broadcaster, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Robert Stigwood producer (Saturday Night Fever, Grease), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Geoffrey Owen British editor (Financial Times), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Bobby Vinton (Stanley Vintulla), Pittsburgh PA, singer (Roses are Red, Blue on Blue), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler blues singer/guitarist, is born.Ref: 5
1936*James Rand British judge (Advocate General), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Michael Hirst chief constable (Leicestershire England), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Dusty Springfield [Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien], London England, rock vocalist (Growing Pains), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Donald MacCormick British broadcaster, is born.Ref: 5
1939*John DeLaFose zydeco Musician, is born.Ref: 5
1939 Margaretha de Boer Dutch minister (PvdA), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Reinier Lucassen Dutch painter (Kuifje contra James Union), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is born.Ref: 68
1940 Lord Camoys deputy CEO (Barclays de Zoete Wedd), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Paul Cox actor (Exile, Golden Braid, Touch Me), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Stephen Lawrence Pruslin composer, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Cliff Stearns (Representative-Republican-FL), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Jim (James Reynold) Lonborg baseball: pitcher: Boston Red Sox [Cy Young Award: 1967/World Series: 1967/all-star: 1967], Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Ewald Vanvugt author (Kiss of Delight, Seed of Love), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Ruth Madoc actress (Hi Di Hi), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Dennis Russell Davies composer, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Goran Antunac Yugoslavia, International Chess Master (1975), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Stefan Grossman New York NY, country blues singer (Yazoo Basin Boogie), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (formerly Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor) is born.Ref: 15
1947*Gerry Rafferty, Paisley Scotland, guitarist/vocalist (Baker Street), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Bill Spooner musician: guitar: group: The Tubes: LPs: Young and Rich, T.R.A.S.H., Love Bomb, is born.Ref: 4
1950*David Graf Lancaster OH, actor (Police Academy 2, 3, 4, 6, Councilman Nash-He's the Mayor), is born.Ref: 5
1951*John Bentley rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1952*Peter Westbrook St Louis MO, US fencer (Olympics-bronze-88, 92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Jay O Sanders Austin TX, actor (Meeting Venus, V I Warshawski), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1955*Ellen Barkin, Bronx NY, actress (Big Easy, Sea of Love, Switch), is born.Ref: 68
1955*Charlotte Morrison English large landowner/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1955*Henri Heir Apparent Prince of Luxembourg, is born.Ref: 5
1956*David M Brown Arlington VA, Commander USN/astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1956*Marty Dickerson Middletown OH, golfer (1994 ShopRite Classic-22nd), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Anne Kursinski equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96), is born.Ref: 5
1962*David Pate Los Angeles CA, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1962*Jeanne Golay, Coral Gables FL, cyclist (Olympics-16th-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Ian MacKaye rocker (Cyrano de Bergerac), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Jimmy Osmond, Ogden UT, singer (Donnie & Marie), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Nick Berry Britain, actor (Wicksy-EastEnders), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Garry Galley Montréal Québec Canada, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Hu Na China, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Dave Pirner rocker (Soul Asylum), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Robert Kelker-Kelly Wichita KS, (Bo-Days of our Live), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Jon Cryer actor (Pretty in Pink, Superman IV), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Caren Kemner Quincy IL, volleyball outside hitter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Gerardo, rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Martin Lawrence comedian (Martin), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Lewis Tillman NFL running back (Chicago Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Charles Evans NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Grace Kim, Korea, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1969*Fernando Vina Sacramento CA, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Melinda Rich Muskegon MI, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1993), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Fran Robinson California, actress (Lauren-Charlie & Company), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Ian Franklin CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Steve Emtman NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Walt Williams NBA forward/guard (Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Frederik Nilsson Stockholm Sweden, IHL forward (Team Sweden, Kansas City (IHL)), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Natasha Zvereva Minsk Belarus, tennis ace (finals 1995 Indian Wells), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Selena [Quintanilla Perez] Lake Jackson TX, tejano singer (Grammy-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Trey Maples Wheat Ridge CO, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Canadian), is born.Ref: 5
1971 Selena is born.Ref: 10
1972*Conchita Martinez Monzon Spain, tennis star (1996 final Indian Wells), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Jim Ballard NFL/WLAF quarterback (Scottish Claymores, Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Mario Bradley WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Nicky Sualua NFL fullback (Dallas Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Lukas Haas West Hoolywood CA, actor (Mars Attacks, Lady in White, Witness, Music Box, Testament, Leap of Faith), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Jesse Tendler Madison WI, actor (Nick-Ellen Burstyn Show), is born.Ref: 5
1987*Milton J Cross New York NY, TV announcer (Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air), is born.Ref: 5
69*Defeated by Vitellius' troops at Bedriacum in northern Italy, Emperor Otho commits suicide.Ref: 2
1115*Svjatopolk II great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113].Ref: 5
1446*Filippo Brunelleschi architect, dies.Ref: 5
1496*David van Bourgondie Bishop of Utrecht (1456-96), dies at about 69.Ref: 5
1529*Louis de Berquin French humanist/reformer/heretic, burned at stake.Ref: 5
1619*Denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert [Dionisio Fiamingo] Flemish painter, dies.Ref: 5
1687*George Villiers, Buckingham, English politician, 2nd duke of Buckingham, dies at age 59.Ref: 70
1743 Cornelis van Bijnkershoek Dutch lawyer (Roman law), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1756*-Jacques Cassini French astronomer (Discover rings of Saturn), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1760*Laurence 4th Earl Ferrers, executed for murder of his steward.Ref: 5
1825*John Henry Fuseli painter/art writer (Tracks in the Snow), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1828*Francisco de Goya, Spanish painter; depicted political tyranny in his works, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1829*Death of Carl G. Glaser, 45, German choral master and composer of the hymn tune AZMON, to which we today sing, "O For a Thousand Tongues."Ref: 5
1846*Domenico Dragonetti composer, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1850*Marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, Swiss-born modeller in wax who founded the world-famous exhibition on London's Baker Street, dies at age 88.Ref: 2
1854*Steamer "Long Beach" sinks off Long Beach NY, 311 die.Ref: 5
1858*Johann Baptist Cramer German/British pianist/composer/publisher, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1859*Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian who wrote Democracy in America dies at age 53.Ref: 68
1860*Carolina duchess of Berry/daughter of crown prince of Naples, dies.Ref: 5
1865*Robert C Tyler US Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle.Ref: 5
1870*Anatoli O Demidov Russian ruler of Donato/traveller, dies.Ref: 5
1874*Dr David Livingstones corpse arrives in Southampton.Ref: 5
1876*Augustin-Philippe Peellaert composer, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1879*St Bernadette of Lourdes (Marie-Bernarde Soubirous) French nun, religious visionary, dies in Nevers France at age 35.Ref: 68
1881*George William Martin composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1900*Dankmar Adler, German-born American architect and engineer, dies at age 55.Ref: 70
1904*Samuel Smiles writer: Thrift: “A place for everything and everything in its place.”; dies.Ref: 4
1914*George W Hill US astronomer (moon orbit), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1920*John Conrad Nordqvist composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1929*Abraham van Stolk Jzn art collector, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1938 Bertram Wagstaff Mills circus proprietor, dies.Ref: 5
1938*Bertram Mills, English circus entrepreneur, dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1941*Josiah Charles Stamp first baron/statisician, dies.Ref: 5
1947*Former Auschwitz Kommandant Höss is hanged at Auschwitz.Ref: 35
1947*America's worst harbor explosion occurred in Texas City, Texas, when the French ship Grandcamp, carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer, caught fire and blew up, devastating the town. Another ship, the Highflyer, exploded the following day. The explosions and resulting fires killed more than 500 people and left 200 others missing.Ref: 70
1948*Babe Ruth baseball legend, dies.Ref: 5
1949*Sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka Indon communist, executed at 54.Ref: 5
1951 Emile Erens Dutch hagiographer (Pastor of Ars), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1951*British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75.Ref: 5
1955*Abdullah Seif el-Islam brother of Yemenite king Ahmed, beheaded.Ref: 5
1959*Charles Halton dies at 83.Ref: 5
1968*Fay Bainter actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1968*Edna Ferber (Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist: So Big [1925]; Show Boat, Cimarron, Saratoga Trunk, Ice Palace, Giant, Dawn O’Hara; playwright [w/George Kaufman]: The Royal Family, Dinner at Eight, Stage Door, The Land is Bright, Bravo) dies at age 78.Ref: 4
1970*70 die in a snow crush (France).Ref: 5
1970*Péter Veres Hungarian minister of defense/writer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1970*Richard Josef Neutra Austria/US architect (Who Bought America?), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1971*Mihály Váci Hungarian poet/politician, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1972*Yasunari Kawabata Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1973*István Kertész Hung/German conductor (London Symphony), dies at 43.Ref: 5
1978*Lucius D Clay General/Governor US zone West Germany (airlift), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1980*Jean Paul Sartre writer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1980*Alf Sjöberg director (Fadern, Oen, Domaren), dies in a car crash at 76.Ref: 5
1983*(Green River Killer) Andrea M Childers, 19, is last seen. She is the 18th of 48 women Gary Ridgway admits killing. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/06/2003)Ref: 13
1985*Scott Brady (Gerard Tierney) actor: Johnny Guitar, The China Syndrome, Arizona Bushwackers; dies at age 60.Ref: 4
1987*Anthony Tudor dancer/choreographer (American Ballet Theater) dies at 78.Ref: 5
1988 Jacques de Kadt Dutch 2nd chamber member (Socialist-Democrat), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1988*Abu Jihad [Khalil al-Wazzir], PLO-leader, military commander, assassinated by Israeli commandos.Ref: 5
1988*Warde Donovan dies at 72.Ref: 5
1989*Jocko (John Bertrand) Conlan baseball: Chicago White Sox; Baseball Hall of Fame umpire: trademarks: polka-dot tie, balloon chest protector, quick grin; dies.Ref: 4
1989*Tawfieq Yusuf Awwaad Lebanese writer, dies.Ref: 5
1991*Sir David Lean Academy Award-winning director: Lawrence of Arabia [1962], The Bridge on the River Kwai [1957]; Dr. Zhivago, A Passage to India, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations; dies at age 83.Ref: 4
1992*Andy Russell drummer/vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72.Ref: 5
1992*Neville Brand (actor: Stalag 17, Birdman of Alcatraz, Riot in Cell Block II, Laredo; U.S. Army: 4th most-decorated [WWII]) dies of emphysema at age 71.Ref: 4
1992*Frank Killmond dies at 58.Ref: 5
1993*John P W Meefout sculptor (Laying wife), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1994*Ralph Waldo Ellison author: Invisible Man; essayist: Shadow and Act, Going to the Territory; dies at age 80.Ref: 4
1994*Samuel Selvon author, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1994*John McLiam dies of Parkinson's disease at 75.Ref: 5
1994*Ron Vawter US actor (Roy Cohn, Silence of the Lambs), dies at 45.Ref: 5
1995*Arthur English comedian, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1995*Cheyenne Brando daughter of Marlon, commits suicide.Ref: 5
1995*Cy[ril Raker] Endfield film director (Universal Soldier), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1995*Stewart Myles MacPherson broadcaster, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1996*Lucille Bremer dancer/actress (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1996*Madeleine Bourdouxhe writer, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1996*Raymond Earl Hill saxophonist, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1996 Stavros Spyros Niarchos Greek shipowner, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1997*Mae Boren Axton song writer (Heartbreak Hotel), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1997*Michael Stroka actor (Aristede-Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 57Ref: 5
1997 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo media tycoon, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1999*Alexander ‘Skip’ Spence musician: drummer: Jefferson Airplane; guitar, singer: group: Moby Grape; dies.Ref: 4
2000*Sir David Lean, director of the movies "The Bridge on the River Kwai," "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago," died in London at age 83.Ref: 6
2001*Michael Ritchie director: The Scout, Cops and Robbersons, Fletch, Semi-Tough, The Bad News Bears, The Candidate; dies.Ref: 4
2002*Robert Urich actor: Spenser: for Hire, Final Descent, Boatworks, The Lazarus Man, Danielle Steel’s A Perfect Stranger, Vegas, Magnum Force; dies.Ref: 4

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