Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
April 30th

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311*Emperor Galerius recognizes Christians legally in the Roman Empire.Ref: 5
313*Licinius unifies the whole of the eastern Roman Empire under his own rule.Ref: 2
418*Roman Emperor Honorius (who ruled 395-423) issued a decree denouncing Pelagianism, which taught that humanity can take the initial and fundamental steps toward salvation by its own efforts, apart from divine grace.Ref: 5
1064 German King Henry IV gives away Utrecht county of West Friesland.Ref: 5
1112*Afonso I Henrigues of Portugal ascends throne;to reign over 73 years.Ref: 10
1250*King Louis IX of France is ransomed.Ref: 2
1506 Philip of Bourgondy & England sign trade agreement.Ref: 5
1527*Henry VIII of England and King Francis of France sign treaty of Westminster.Ref: 2
1562*First French colonists in US Jean Ribaut & Hugenots at Parris Island NC.Ref: 5
1563*All Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI.Ref: 2
1616*English King Jacob I leaves Brielle/Vlissingen.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Several girls accuse former Salem minister George Burroughs of witchcraft.Ref: 21
1725 Spain withdraws from the Quadruple Alliance.Ref: 2
1763*London Journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower.Ref: 5
1774*Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee.Ref: 5
1785*Black Snake steps aside as chief of the Maykujay Shawnee and names Blue Jacket as his successor.Ref: 57
1789*George Washington is sworn in as the first President of the United States in New York City, at Federal Hall, Wall and Broad Street.Ref: 5
1798*Department of the Navy is established.Ref: 5
1803*Lewis & Clark: France draws up a treaty giving the Louisiana Territories to the United States for $15 million. The United States doubles in size.Ref: 4
1805*Aaron Burr Burr and a companion, acting as his secretary, set off down the Ohio River on a sixty-foot houseboat.Ref: 87
1812*(new state) There aren’t many states that can boast an abundance of pelicans, but Louisiana, the 18th state to enter the United States of America, has plenty. That’s why it calls itself the Pelican State and the state bird is the eastern brown pelican. Named in honor of Louis XIV of France, Louisiana has several other nicknames: Sportsman’s Paradise, Sugar State (that’s beet sugar), and Creole State.Ref: 4
1838*Nicaragua declares independence from Central American federation.Ref: 5
1857*What is now know as San Jose State University is founded.Ref: 5
1860*Navaho Indians attack Fort Defiance (Canby).Ref: 5
1864*New York becomes first state to charge a hunting license fee.Ref: 5
1869*The Hawaiian YMCA organizedRef: 5
1889*The first national holiday in the United States was celebrated. The citizens of the US observed the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration.Ref: 4
1889*The National Society of The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) is organized on the l00th anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as our nation's first President. Ref 
1900*Hawaii is organized as a US territory; Sanford B. Dole becomes first Governor.Ref: 5
1904*Birth of John T. Benson, Jr, religious composer and former president of Heartwarming Music in Nashville. His best-known sacred composition was the hymn, "Love Lifted Me."Ref: 5
1904*Louisiana Purchase Exposition opens in St. Louis; Autos & new confection, ice cream cone, revealed.Ref: 10
1911*Portugal approves woman suffrage.Ref: 5
1912*Former Examiner A. Bruce Bielaski, Chief Finch's assistant since 1909, was appointed Chief of the BOI.Ref: 14
1921*Pope Benedict XV encyclical "On Dante".Ref: 5
1923*The Hamilton motion for a new trial is filed. It is based upon criminologist and gun case expert Hamilton who signed an affidavit stating that said the bullets at the scene and in Berardelli did not come from Sacco's gun.Ref: 87
1926*"Dinky", the electric trolley of Xenia OH, makes its last run. (XDG, p 3A, 11/12/2003)Ref: 83
1927*Princess Juliana gets seat in Dutch Council of State.Ref: 5
1928 Cherkess Autonomous Region is established in RSFSR (until 1957).Ref: 5
1929*Earnest Streeruwitz becomes chancellor of Austria.Ref: 5
1930 The Soviet Union proposes a military alliance with France and Great Britain.Ref: 2
1931*The George Washington Bridge, linking New York City and New Jersey, opens.Ref: 2
1934*Austria gets "Austrian facist" constitution.Ref: 5
1935*World Congress for Women's Rights concludes in Istanbul.Ref: 5
1937*Douglas MacArthur and Jean Fairchild are married in the Philippines. (Ref: Dayton Daily News, 1/23/2000, p.4A) 
1939*The first railroad car equipped with fluorescent lights was put into service. The train car was known as the General Pershing Zephyr.Ref: 4
1939*Jews lose rights as tenants and are relocated into Jewish houses.Ref: 35
1940*The Lodz Ghetto in occupied Poland is sealed off from the outside world with 230,000 Jews locked inside.Ref: 35
1941*Spread of Judaism begins in Croatia.Ref: 5
1942 First submarine built on Great Lakes launched, (Peto), Manitowoc, Wi.Ref: 5
1945*Initiator Committee (Bethe, Fermi and Christy) selects the most promising design for fission initiator (neutron generator) to be used in the implosion bomb. The "Urchin" design is favored, and work on initiator fabrication begins.Ref: 91
1945*First batch of supplies for the atomic bomb deployment leaves for Tinian from Wendover Field, UT.Ref: 91
1947*Maps had to be changed as Boulder Dam was changed back to its original name, Hoover Dam. Some people, mostly those who live in the community of Boulder, NV, still refer to the dam as Boulder Dam.Ref: 4
1948 The Organization of American States (OAS) is formed in Bogota, Columbia.Ref: 5
1948*US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.Ref: 5
1948*Creation of the State of Israel in the Hebrew calendar (May 14 in the Gregorian).Ref: 10
1955*A few University of Iowa men students released a little pent-up energy. What did they do? They conducted panty raids at women’s dorms. Some say the Hawkeyes were still celebrating their February 28th basketball win (72-70) over the Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota. Others think the men were celebrating the fact that enough snow had melted after the long winter to make it possible to find the women’s dorms again. In any case, panty raids became the in thing to do at colleges everywhere. Now that colleges have coed dorms, the raids have become a part of collegiate history along with the swallowing of goldfish.Ref: 4
1955 Imperial Bank of India nationalized.Ref: 5
1955*West German unions protest for 40-hour work week & more wages.Ref: 5
1961*First shuttle flights between Wash DC, Boston & NYC begin (Eastern).Ref: 5
1961*Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk USSR.Ref: 5
1961 Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba receives Lenin-Peace Prize.Ref: 5
1967 Highest tower in the world finished, 537 meters (USSR).Ref: 5
1971*The last scheduled passenger train (Penn-Central) stops in Xenia OH.Ref: 56
1973*President Nixon announced the resignations of top aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, along with Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst and White House counsel John Dean.Ref: 5
1974*President Richard Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings.Ref: 5
1976*Royal Canadian Mint opens a branch in Winnipeg Manitoba.Ref: 5
1979 For the first time since 1948 a ship with an Israeli flag passes through the Suez CanalRef: 62
1980*Terrorists seize the Iranian Embassy in London.Ref: 2
1980*Queen Beatrix of Netherlands, Wilhelmina Armgard, ascends to the throne.Ref: 5
1980*Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, abdicates.Ref: 5
1982*Alvaro Magana chosen to succeed Jose N Duarte as President of El Salvador.Ref: 5
1985*France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island.Ref: 5
1987*The O'Rourke Construction Company of Cincinnati, demolishes and hauls away the steel 'viaduct' (the bridge over the railroad tracks on South Monroe Street in Xenia OH) for $34,000. (XDG, p 9A, 10/14/2003)Ref: 83
1988*Largest banana split ever, at 4.55 miles long, is made in Selinsgrove PA.Ref: 5
1989*Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar.Ref: 5
1990*Hostage Frank Reed was released by his captives in Lebanon after 4 years of captivity; he was the second American to be released in eight days.Ref: 5
1992*(King) President George Bush announces that he has ordered the Department of Justice to investigate the possibility of filing charges against the LAPD officers for violating the federal civil rights of Rodney King.Ref: 87
1992*Rioting and looting spread from L.A. to Seattle, San Francisco and Atlanta as blacks protest injustice.Ref: 10
1993*Top-ranked women's tennis play Monica Seles is stabbed in the back during a match in Hamburg Germany, by a man who described himself as a fan of second-ranked Steffi Graff. The man, convicted of causing grievous bodily harm, was given a suspended sentence. (XDG, p 4A, 4/30/2003)Ref: 83
1995*After 120 years the last 15 Abraham and Strauss (A & S) department stores close.Ref: 5
1997*Big Ben stops at 12:11 PM for 54 minutes.Ref: 5
1997*President Bill Clinton's daughter Chelsea chooses to attend Stanford College.Ref: 5
1997*Tajik President Imomali Rakhmonov wounded in assassination attempt.Ref: 5
1998*President Clinton questions the conduct of Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr and dismisses Republican challenges to his own character as "high level static", during a news conference. (XDG, p 4A, 4/30/2003)Ref: 83
1998*United and Delta airlines form an alliance that would control one-third of all US passenger seats. (XDG, p 4A, 4/30/2003)Ref: 83
2001*Chandra Levy, a federal government intern, was last seen at a health club near her apartment in Washington, D.C. Her remains were found more than a year later in a city park.Ref: 70
2002*Benevolence International Foundation, an Islamic charity based in suburban Chicago, and its directors were charged with perjury and accused by the FBI of supporting terrorists. The charity maintains its innocence. (XDG, p 4A, 4/30/2003)Ref: 83
2003*Mahmoud Abbas took office as the first Palestinian prime minister. International mediators presented Israeli and Palestinian leaders with a U.S.-backed "road map" to peace.Ref: 70
2003*The U.S. Navy withdrew from its disputed Vieques bombing range in Puerto Rico.Ref: 70
1492*Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet.Ref: 5
1772*John Clais patents first scale.Ref: 5
1796*Samuel Lee Jr. of Conn. patents the pill-Lee's New London Bilious Pills.Ref: 10
1808*First practical typewriter finished by Italian Pellegrini Turri.Ref: 5
1904*Ice cream cone makes its debut.Ref: 5
1921*Bessie Coleman becomes the first black aviatrix. Ref 
1939*President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers the opening address for the 1939 World's Fair and becomes the first American president to appear on TV. NBC televises the event to some 200 TV sets within a 40-mile radius; NBC began regular broadcasting.Ref: 25
1948*First Land Rover car exhibited at the Amsterdam Motor Show.Ref: 10
1955 Element 101, Mendelevium, announced.Ref: 5
1962*NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to an altitude of 75,190 meters.Ref: 5
1966*Surveyor 1 - USA Lunar Soft Lander was the first American soft landing on the lunar surface.Ref: 40
1990*US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) returns from space.Ref: 5
1996*Dutch/Italian Beppo-SAX launches from Cape Canaveral.Ref: 5
2001*California businessman Dennis Tito arrived at the international space station aboard a Russian spacecraft.Ref: 70
1396*Crusaders & earl of Nevers depart from Dijon.Ref: 5
1650*French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain.Ref: 5
1661 Tsjeng Tsj'eng-Kung begins siege of Dutch fort Zeelandia, Formosa.Ref: 5
1725 Emperor Charles VI & King Philip IV of Spain sign Treaty of Vienna.Ref: 5
1748 Ceasefire at Aken ends.Ref: 5
1748*French troops occupy Maastricht.Ref: 5
1790*Colonial troops occupy Bonni's marroon village.Ref: 5
1849 Giuseppe Garabaldi, the Italian patriot and guerrilla leader, repulses a French attack on Rome.Ref: 2
1861*President Abraham Lincoln ordered Federal Troops to evacuate Indian Territory.Ref: 5
1862*Swift Run Gap WV skirmishes.Ref: 5
1864*Work begins on the Dams along the Red River, which will allow Union General Nathaniel Banks' troops to sail over the rapids above Alexandria, Louisiana.Ref: 2
1864*Battle of Jenkins' Ferry AR; General William Read Scurry is killed.Ref: 5
1865*General Shermans "Haines's Bluff" at Snyder's Mill VA.Ref: 5
1916*Irish rebellion ends with unconditional surrender of Pearse and other leaders, who are tried by court-martial and executed.Ref: 38
1943*The British submarine HMS Seraph drops 'the man who never was,' a dead man the British planted with false invasion plans, into the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain.Ref: 2
1943*Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp for Jews forms.Ref: 5
1943*Dutch strike against forced labor in Nazi Germany's war industry.Ref: 5
1945*Concentration camp München-Allag freed.Ref: 5
1945*Lord Haw-Haw calls for crusade against the bolsheviks.Ref: 5
1945*Red Army occupies Demmin.Ref: 5
1945*Red Army opens attack on German Reichstag building in Berlin.Ref: 5
1945*Russian Army frees Ravensbrück concentration camp.Ref: 5
1945*US troops attack the Elbe.Ref: 5
1968*US Marines attack a division of North Vietnamese troops in the village of Dai Do.Ref: 2
1970*President Richard Nixon announced the United States was sending troops into Cambodia, an action that sparked widespread protest.Ref: 70
1972*The North Vietnamese launch an invasion of the South.Ref: 2
1975*North Vietnamese forces take over Saigon, South Vietnam surrenders to North Vietnam, ending the war and reunifying the country under communist control. Washington extends embargo to all of Vietnam.Ref: 41
1982 Iranian offensive in Khusistan.Ref: 5
1988*General Manuel Noriega, waving a machete, vows at a rally to keep fighting the US efforts to oust him as Panama's military ruler. (XDG, p 4A, 4/30/2003)Ref: 83
1999*The Rev. Jesse Jackson met with three U.S. soldiers being held prisoner by Yugoslavia.Ref: 70
1722 The game of Billiards is mentioned in the New England Courant.Ref: 5
1859*Paul Morphy returns from 10-month chess tour of Europe, retires.Ref: 5
1887*The Phillies beat the Giants, 19-10 in the first game played at the Baker Bowl located at Broad & Huntingdon Street Park in Philadelphia.Ref: 1
1887*The Pittsburgh Alleghenies play their first National League game, defeating the defending league champion Chicago White Stockings, 6-2, in front of nearly 10,000 fans at Recreation Park.Ref: 86
1898 Championship wrestling match at the Metropolitan turns into a brawl.Ref: 5
1900*165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match.Ref: 5
1903*New York Highlanders (later Yankees) win their home opener at Hilltop Park (168th St. and Broadway), Jack Chesbro beats the Senators 6-2.Ref: 5
1905*First official soccer game between Belgium-Netherlands (1-4).Ref: 5
1910*Cleveland Indian Addie Joss wins 2nd no-hitter beating White Sox.Ref: 5
1918*Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen.Ref: 5
1919*Philadelphia Phillies beat Brooklyn Dodgers 9-0 in 20 innings.Ref: 5
1921*American Professional Football Assn reorganizes in Akron.Ref: 5
1922*White Sox reliever Charlie Robertson, in only his fourth career start, becomes the third modern pitcher to throw a perfect no-hit, no-run game as he beats the Tigers at Navin Field, 2-0. Rookie Johnny Mostil, playing in his only major league game, makes two outstanding catches to save Robertson's place in history.Ref: 1
1930*Joe Sewell of the Cleveland Indians plays in the last of his 1103 consecutive games. ("The 1999 ESPN Sports Almanac") 
1937*Ace Parker of the Philadelphia Athletics hits a home run in his first major league at bat.Ref: 12
1939*Baseball’s ‘Iron Horse’, Lou Gehrig, played the last of his 2,130 consecutive baseball games. ("The 1999 ESPN Sports Almanac")Ref: 4
1940*Dodgers tie major league mark for consecutive wins from the begining of the season with style as James 'Tex' Carleton no-hits the Reds, 3-0 for the team's ninth straight win since Opening Day.Ref: 1
1940*Belle Martell was licensed in California by state boxing officials to be the first American woman prize-fight referee!Ref: 4
1944*In the first game of a doubleheader split, first baseman Phil Weintraub gets 11 RBIs and player-manager Mel Ott scores 6 runs drawing 5 walks as the Giants rout the Dodgers, 26-8. Brooklyn wins the nightcap 5-4 in a game shorten due to darkness.Ref: 1
1946*Striking out 11 batters, Indian hurler Bob Feller's throws his second career no-hitter edging the Yankees, 1-0; Frankie Hayes' 9th inning HR proves to be the difference.Ref: 1
1949*Eddie Yost of the Washington Nationals, plays the first of 829 consecutive games. ("The 1999 ESPN Sports Almanac") 
1950*Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA 144-hole Golf Weathervane.Ref: 5
1952*In his final at-bat before leaving to fight in the Korean War, Ted Williams hits a game winning two-run HR to beat the Dizzy Trout and the Tigers. Fittingly, the Fenway faithful was there to celebrate Ted Williams' Day.Ref: 1
1952*Louise Suggs wins LPGA Stockton Golf Open.Ref: 5
1961*At Milwaukee, Willie Mays slams 4 HRs in one game in a 14-4 Giant win over the Braves. The San Francisco slugger is left on deck in the top of the ninth when the third out is made.Ref: 1
1961*Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1966*California outfielder Rick Reichardt hits two homers in the 8th inning helping the Angels beat the Red Sox, 16-9.Ref: 1
1967*The Tigers are no-hit by Oriole pitchers Steve Barber and Stu Miller but still manage to win the game, 2-1.Ref: 1
1967*Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1967*New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver wins his first game.Ref: 5
1967*Muhammad Ali stripped of world heavyweight boxing championship for refusing to serve in military.Ref: 10
1968*3 Baltimore Oriole pitchers walk 14 New York Yankees in a 9 inning game.Ref: 5
1969*(and the 1st) Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney no-hits the Houston Astros on the 30th and the Astros' Don Wilson turns the tables by no-hitting the Reds the following day.Ref: 86
1970*Billy Williams of the Cubs becomes first NL player to play 1000 consecutive games.Ref: 1
1971*25th NBA Championship Milwaukee Bucks beat Baltimore Bullets in 4 games.Ref: 5
1972*Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open.Ref: 5
1973*Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments.Ref: 5
1976*Mohammed Ali wins a decision over Jimmy Young in the 15th round in Landover MD to retain the heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 96
1977 Billy Graham beats Bruno Sammartino in Baltimore MD, to become WWF champion.Ref: 5
1977*Ron Cey sets record of 29 RBIs in April.Ref: 5
1978*Janet Coles wins LPGA Natural Light Lady Tara Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1981*Texas Ranger Lefthander Rick Honeycutt sets a club record with his fourth consecutive shutout, a 7-0 five-hitter over the Royals at Arlington Stadium.Ref: 86
1982*Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season.Ref: 5
1983*Bruins 3-Islanders 7-Wales Conference Championship-Islanders hold 2-1 lead.Ref: 5
1984*Strong winds cause a 30 minute delay in Toronto Blue Jays game.Ref: 5
1984 1700 skiers participate in an alpine event at Are Sweden.Ref: 5
1985*The National Basketball Association set an all-time season attendance record as 19,506,355 fans attended games in arenas around the league. Seven NBA cities -- Boston, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles and Philadelphia -- drew over a million fans each in the 1984-85 basketball season.Ref: 4
1985*Dale Murphy drives in record tying 28th & 29th runs of April.Ref: 5
1986 Ashrita Furman peformed 8,341 somersaults over 12 miles.Ref: 5
1986*Seattle Mariners strike out 16 times, set record of 36 in 2 consecutive games.Ref: 5
1987*New York Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game.Ref: 5
1987*Lou Lamoriello is named New Jersey Devils president.Ref: 5
1988*With RBIs #28 & 29, Yankees Dave Winfield ties major league RBI record for month of April.Ref: 1
1988*Reds' manager Pete Rose is suspended for twenty days and is fined $10,000 for pushing David Pallone after the umpire made a delayed call at first base in a game in a 6-5 Mets win at Riverfront. The Cincinnati skipper shoved Pallone twice after the ump accidentally pokes him in the eye.Ref: 1
1988*New Jersey Devils beat Capitals 3-2 taking 7th game of Patrick Division final.Ref: 5
1988*New York Knights first arena football game; beat Cobras 60-52 (10,157 in Los Angeles).Ref: 5
1989*US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup.Ref: 5
1989*Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1990*Seattle Mariner's Brian Holman's perfect game broken up with 2 outs in 9th.Ref: 5
1990*As New York Mets pitcher David Cone argues a call at first base, 2 Atlanta Braves score.Ref: 5
1994*Soccer great Pele (53) weds psychologist Assiria Seixas Lemos (36).Ref: 5
1995*Val Skinner wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1996*In a 10-7 victory at Riverfront, Pirate Jeff King becomes the third major leaguer to hit two homers in one inning twice in his career. He first accomplished the feat a year earlier on August 8th.Ref: 1
1997*Atlanta Braves win record 19 games in April.Ref: 5
1997*Tino Martinez hits record 34 RBIs in AprilRef: 5
1999*Minor League Catching instructor Ernie Whitt announced as Manager of Canada's baseball team for the 1999 Pan-Am games.Ref: 86
2000*Diamondback hurler Randy Johnson beats the Cubs, 6-0 becoming only the third pitcher baseball history to win six games in April.Ref: 1
2000*Cardinals Mark McGwire and Jim Edmonds go deep helping St. Louis finished the month of April with 55 home runs tying 1947 NY Giants for most NL team homers hit in a month.Ref: 1
1598*First theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande).Ref: 5
1695 William Congreve's "Love for Love", premieres in London.Ref: 5
1804 Hague's Theater opens.Ref: 5
1852*Anton Rubinsteins opera "Dmitri Donskoi", premieres in St Petersburg.Ref: 5
1885*Boston Pops Orchestra forms.Ref: 5
1902*Debussy's opera "Pelléas et Mélissande", premieres in Paris France.Ref: 5
1903*Victor Records made its first Red Seal recording this day. The premiere disk featured Ada Crossley, an opera contralto.Ref: 4
1939*Public Television began. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first chief executive to appear on TV. Roosevelt spoke at the opening ceremonies of the NY World’s Fair in Flushing, NY on WNBT in New York.Ref: 4
1939*Tropicana ballet of Havana Cuba, forms.Ref: 5
1939*The New York World's Fair, billed as a look at "the world of tomorrow," officially opens.Ref: 70
1940*Jimmy Dorsey and his band recorded the bandleader’s signature song, Contrasts, for Decca Records. The song went on to become one of the most familiar big band themes of the era.Ref: 4
1943 Noël Coward's "This Happy Breed", premieres in London.Ref: 5
1945 “How would you like to be queen for a day!” That opening line, delivered by host, Jack Bailey, was first heard on Mutual radio on this day. The first Queen for a Day was Mrs. Evelyn Lane. Years later Bailey would take the show to TV for a long, popular run.Ref: 4
1945 Arthur Godfrey began his CBS radio morning show. His theme was Seems Like Old Times. Arthur Godfrey Time ran until this very same day in 1972.Ref: 4
1948*"Inside USA" opens at Century Theater NYC for 339 performances.Ref: 5
1952*Mr Potato Head is first toy advertised on television.Ref: 5
1953*Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle became a team this day at Capitol Records in Hollywood. Sinatra’s new musical style, under Riddle’s direction, brought the crooner to the top of the record world for the second time in his illustrious career.Ref: 4
1954*Darius Milhauds 4th Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Haifa.Ref: 5
1955*Perez Prado's "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" goes #1 for 10 weeks.Ref: 5
1964*TV sets would be drastically different after a ruling by the FCC stating that all TV receivers should be equipped to receive both VHF (channels 2-13) and the new UHF (channels 14-83).Ref: 4
1972 "Arthur Godfrey Time" ends a 27 year run on radio.Ref: 5
1973*Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love".Ref: 5
1973*Valerie Perrine becomes the first woman to bare her breasts in an American dramatic TV show, PBS's SteambathRef: 62
1976*Wings release "Silly Love Songs".Ref: 5
1977*"Party with Comden & Green" closes at Morosco NYC after 92 performances.Ref: 5
1978*"Elvis The Legend Lives!" closes at Palace NYC after 101 performances.Ref: 5
1979*Mary Therese Friel, (New York), crowned 28th Miss USA.Ref: 5
1980*"Barnum" opens at St James Theater NYC for 854 performances.Ref: 5
1980 Ronald Harwood's "Dresser", premieres in London.Ref: 5
1981*"Can-Can" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 5 performances.Ref: 5
1981*16th Academy of Country Music Awards Barbara Mandrell & George Jones win.Ref: 5
1985 Last edition of Brink Daily Mail/Sunday Express in South Africa.Ref: 5
1987*Three more compact discs of music by The Beatles went on sale for the first time. The discs were Help!, Rubber Soul and Revolver. All became hits again for the Fab Four.Ref: 4
1988 World Exposition, Expo 88 opens in Brisbane Australia.Ref: 5
1989*Critics Siskel & Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show.Ref: 5
1992*208th & final episode of "The Cosby Show" on NBC-TV.Ref: 5
1995*"Blood Brothers" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 839 performances.Ref: 5
1995*"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 24 performances.Ref: 5
1995*"Rose Tattoo" opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 80 performances.Ref: 5
1996*"Buried Child", opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 77 performances.Ref: 5
1997*"London Assurance", opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 72 performances.Ref: 5
1997*ABC aired the "coming out" episode of the sitcom "Ellen," in which the title character, played by Ellen DeGeneres, admitted she is a lesbian.Ref: 70
1309*Kazimierz III de Great King of Poland (1333-70), is born.Ref: 5
1602*William Lilly England, astrologer/author/almanac compiler, is born.Ref: 5
1651*Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest/theorist/saint, is born.Ref: 5
1662 Queen Mary II is born.Ref: 10
1717*Guillaume Gommaire Kennis composer, is born.Ref: 5
1743 Robert Jasper van de Capellen master of Marsch/politician, is born.Ref: 5
1767*Jean Henri Appelius lawyer/minister of Finance, is born.Ref: 5
1770*David Thompson, English/Canadian explorer (Columbia River), is born.Ref: 5
1777*Carl Friedrich Gauss Brunswick Germany, one of the world's great mathematicians (number theory, non-Euclidean geometry, gravitation), is born.Ref: 5
1790*John Cockerill English/Belgian industrialist, is born.Ref: 5
1792*Johann Friedrich Schwencke composer, is born.Ref: 5
1796*Isaäc M "Isaac A" Crémieux French lawyer/minister of Justice, is born.Ref: 5
1797 Andreas V Michiels Dutch military governor of West-Sumatra, is born.Ref: 5
1805*William Kerley Strong Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1867, is born.Ref: 5
1812*Kaspar Hauser German son of grand duke Karel van Bathe, is born.Ref: 5
1823*George JD Campbell Scottish/British Minister to Indies (1868-74/80-85), is born.Ref: 5
1830*Davis Tillson Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895, is born.Ref: 5
1837*Alfred Gaul composer, is born.Ref: 5
1841*Birth of Orville J. Nave, the U.S. Armed Services chaplain who compiled the "Nave's Topical Bible" -- still in print!.Ref: 5
1846*Rosalie Amstein writer, is born.Ref: 5
1851*Indrið Einarsson Iceland playwright (Nyjársnóttin), is born.Ref: 5
1853*Alfred von Berger writer, is born.Ref: 5
1857*Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist; pioneered study of schizophrenics, is born.Ref: 70
1858*Mary Scott Lord Dimmick, First Lady to President Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893), is born.Ref: 2
1864*Frans Netscher Dutch writer/journalist (Studies of nude model), is born.Ref: 5
1870*Franz Lehár, Hungarian operetta composer (Naughty Marietta), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Cyriel Verschaeve Belgian priest/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1877*Alice B. Toklas, American author, was bornRef: 62
1882*Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf author (To the Invisible), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Jaroslav Hasek Czech writer (Good Soldier Schweyk), is born.Ref: 68
1883*David John de Lloyd composer, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Albert Israel Elkus composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Luigi Russolo composer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Frank Merrik composer, is born.Ref: 5
1888*John Crowe Ransom, American poet/critic (God Without Thunder), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Acario Cotapos composer, is born.Ref: 5
1889*Rudolph Hermann Simonsen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1891*Watze Cuperus Frisian author (Swart mar leaflik), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Joachim von Ribbentrop, German SS führer/foreign minister, is born.Ref: 5
1896*Reverend Gary Davis Laurens SC, blues/folk guitarist (A Little More Faith), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Cornelius Vanderbilt, reporter, columnist, author, lecturer; great, great grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the railroad tycoon is born.Ref: 4
1899*Ellis Wilson artist: Guggenheim Fellowship winner [1944]; The Open Market of Charleston, Haitian Funeral Procession; is born.Ref: 4
1899*Jannetje Fisherman-Roosendaal author (regional novels), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Lucie Mannheim Berlin, actress (East Meets West, 39 Steps)Ref: 5
1901*Simon Kuznets, Russian-born American Nobel Prize-winning economist and statistician, is born.Ref: 70
1902*Andre-François Marescotti composer, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Rudolf Wittelsbach composer, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Theodore Schultz, the American economist who won a Nobel Prize for his important studies of the human factor in the workplace, is born.Ref: 70
1903*Günther Raphael German composer (Symphony Breve), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Henrich Schläppi Switzerland, 4 man bobsled (Olympics-gold-1924), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Queen Juliana of Netherlands (1948-80), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Al Lewis (Albert Meister) actor: Leo-Car 54 Where are You?, Grandpa-Munsters, My Grandpa is a Vampire, Married to the Mob, is born.Ref: 4
1911*Hans Studer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1911*John-Baptist J Walgrave [Henricus/Humanus], Flemish, theologist, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Luise Rinser writer, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Eve Arden (Eunice Quedens), Mill Valley CA, actress (Connie-Our Miss Brooks), is born.Ref: 68
1912*Manuel Gutierrez Mellado soldier/politician, is born.Ref: 5
1913 Bernard Charles Sendall deputy director general (ITA), is born.Ref: 5
1913 Edith Fowke folklorist, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Vermont Royster, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, editor: The Wall Street Journal; columnist: Thinking Things Over; author: Journey through the Soviet Union, A Pride of Prejudices, My Own, My Country’s Time: A Journalist’s Journey; is born.Ref: 4
1914*Sid Weiss bassist, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Johnny Galecki actor (Danny-American Dreamer), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Robert Shaw Red Bluff CA, chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale), is born.Ref: 5
1916 Claude Shannon information theorist, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Dugo D Schenker Suriname/Antillian producer, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Bea Wain US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade), is born.Ref: 5
1918*W Donald McNeill tennis champion (US Open-1940), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Valeer [Valerius V] van Kerkhove Flemish writer/producer, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Leen 't Hart Dutch organist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Duncan Hamilton driver, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Al Lewis actor (Grandpa-The Munsters), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Percy Heath jazz musician: bass: founder of Modern Jazz Quartet; group: The Heath Brothers, is born.Ref: 4
1923*George Byatt playwright, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Sheldon Harnick Chicago IL, Broadway lyricist (Fiorello, Fiddler on the Roof), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Cloris Leachman, Des Moines IA, actress (Phyllis), is born.Ref: 68
1925*-Corinne Calvet Paris France, actress (Phantom of Hollywood), is born.Ref: 5
1926*-Corinne Calvet France, actress (Apache Uprising), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Edmund Cooper UK, sci-fi author (Seed of Light, All Fool's Day), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Lars Hall Sweden, Pentathelete (Olympic-gold-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Country and rockabilly artist Johnny Horton is born in Los Angeles CA.Ref: 68
1929*Peter Carsten Weissenberg Bavaria, actor (Mr Super Invisible), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Raoul de Keyser [Dekeyser], Flemish painter, is born.Ref: 5
1931*William L [Bill] Clay (Representative-Democrat-MO, 1969- ), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Anton Larrauri composer, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Willie Nelson Abbott TX, country singer (On the Road Again), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Zohra Lampert actress (Doctors' Hospital, Girl With Something Extra), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Richard Farina, American folksinger and novelist, is born.Ref: 70
1938*Gary Collins, Venice CA, actor (6th Sense, Home Show), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard Queen of Netherlands (1980- ), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Larry [Van Cott] Niven US, sci-fi author (5 Hugo, Neutron Star, Flash Crowd), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Ellen Taafe Zwilich Miami FL, (1st woman composer Pulitzer 1982), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Pieter van Vollenhoven husband of Dutch Princess Margriet, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Burt Young New York NY, actor (Convoy, Rocky), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Johnny Farina rocker (Santo & Johnny), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Wilfried Jentzsh composer, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Bobby Vee Fargo ND, (Devil or Angel, Night has a Thousand Eyes), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Robert L Livingston (Representative-Republican-LA, 1977- ), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Jill Clayburgh NY, actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Richard Shoff singer: group: The Sandpipers: Guantanamera, Come Saturday Morning, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Michael J Smith Beaufort NC, Commander USN, astronaut (51L-Challenger disaster), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Annie Dillard American writer (An American Childhood), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Claude van de Berge [Rony MF Pauwels], Flemish writer (Graph Theory), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Mike Beacon rocker (Ox), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Mimi Farina rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Donald Schollander Charlotte NC, 100 meter/400 meter freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Carl XVI Gustav king of Sweden (1973- ), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Robert Scott (Representative-Democrat-VA), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Perry King Alliance OH, actor (Cody-Riptide, Andy Warhol's "Bad"), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Wayne Kramer jazz artist (Dangerous Madness), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Panuta Rosani Poland, discus (Olympics 1976) drug disqualified, is born.Ref: 5
1952*Tom Pesek PC programmer (creator of HAL 9000 program), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Merrill Osmond Ogden UT, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Jane Campion, New Zealand film director (The Piano, A Portrait of a Lady).Ref: 2
1954*Günther Tiersch German Democratic Republic, 8 man cox (Olympics-gold-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Dimitra Papandreau Greece, wife of Greek PM Andreas Papandreau, is born.Ref: 5
1956*Richard Farina folk singer (Reflections in a Crystal Wind), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Duane G Carey St Paul MN, Major USAF/astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1959*Kamaran Abdalla Iraq/England/Netherlands actor (Goede Tijden Selechte Tijden), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Lauren Howe LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1961*Isiah Thomas NBA forward (Detroit Pistons, 1990 NBA playoff MVP), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Steve Smith Glasgow Sco, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Jeff Reboulet Dayton OH, infielder (Minnesota Twins), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Adrian Pasdar Pittsfield MA, actor (C Oliver Resor-Feds, Top Gun), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Daniela Costian Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Aundray Bruce defensive end (Oakland Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1966*David Meggett NFL running back (New York Giants, New England Patriots), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Jeff Brown Ottawa, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Turbo B (Durron Butler) rap singer: group: Snap, is born.Ref: 4
1968*Babette Van Veen Netherlands, actress (Linda-GTST, Blueberry Hill), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Paulo Jr Brazilian pop bassist (Sepultura, Morbid Visions), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Richard Pilon Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (New York Islanders), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Roger Mar Seattle WA, rapid fire pistol (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Sandra Beikoff Mackay Queensland, golfer (1990 Sunshine Coast Open), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Joey Restivo Brooklyn, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Dexter Rogers St Petersburg FL, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Brad Layton Seymour IN, rower (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Debbie D Philadelphia PA, actress (Attack of Vampire Mermaid), is born.Ref: 5
1971*B J Tyler NBA guard (Toronto Raptors), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Matt Martin Hamden, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs, Olympics-US-94), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Randy Bierman WLAF tackle (Scottish Claymores), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Ryan Hawblitzel West Palm Beach FL, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Ty Hallock fullback (Jacksonville Jaguars), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Kendricke Bullard NFL wide receiver (New England Patriots), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Mario Schaden hockey forward (Team Austria 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Cedric Jones defensive end (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Chris Darkins NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Beverley Peele model [or Apr 7], is born.Ref: 5
1975*Johnny Galecki Bree Belgium, actor (American Dreamer, David-Roseanne), is born.Ref: 5
1982*Kirsten Dunst actress (Interview with the Vampire), is born.Ref: 5
1988*Molloko San Diego Zoo, first California condor chick conceived in captivityRef: 5
313*Gaius G V Maximus [Daia] Emperor of Rome, dies.Ref: 5
535*Amalaswintha queen of Ostrogoten, murdered.Ref: 5
1030 Mohammud van Ghazna Turkish mayor (G'widen)/Islamic ruler, dies.Ref: 5
1196*Boudouin II bishop of Utrecht (1178-96), dies.Ref: 5
1214*Huguccio/Hugo van Pisa Italian bishop, dies.Ref: 5
1328*Meister Johann Eckhard German theologist/mystic, dies.Ref: 5
1349*Jewish community at Radolszell Germany, exterminated.Ref: 5
1630*Ercole Porta composer, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1632*Jean de Tilly fieldmarshal, dies.Ref: 5
1632*Sigismund III King of Poland/Sweden, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1660*Peter Scriverius Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1671*Péter Zrinyi Hungarian banished to Croatia, beheaded at 49.Ref: 5
1708*Simon de Vries book seller/writer (Unequal), dies.Ref: 5
1712*Philippus van Limborch remonstrants theologist/vicar, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1736*Johann Albert Fabricius, German bibliographer, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1743*Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo Peruvian playwright/poet, dies.Ref: 5
1755*Jean-Baptiste Oudry, French Rococo painter, designer and illustrator, dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1774*Daniel Greathouse slaughters friendly Shawnee Chief Logan and his family at Baker's Bottom near Yellow Creek.Ref: 58
1784 Franz K earl von Velbruck German free mason, dies.Ref: 5
1785*Frederick Philipse 3 land owner (Bronx, Westch & Putnam), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1792*John Montague 4th Earl of Sandwich; inventor: the sandwich; England’s first Lord of the Admiralty, Secretary of State of the Northern Dept., Postmaster General; Sandwich Islands [Hawaii] named after him; dies at age 73.Ref: 4
1792*Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth composer, dies at 36.Ref: 5
1793*Lorenzo Fago composer, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1795*Jean-Jacques Barthélemy French historian (Ancient Greece), dies.Ref: 5
1800 John H Midderigh Rotterdam patriot, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1828*Shaka the great Zulu king, killed.Ref: 5
1829*George Washington Adams son of John Q Adams, dies on City Island New York NY.Ref: 5
1847*Charles archduke of Austria/Governor-General (Austria-Netherlands), dies.Ref: 5
1848*Friedrich Freiherr Gagern German/Dutch army commandant, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1855*Henry Rowley Bishop British composer/conductor, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1859*Sergei T Aksakov Russian writer (Bagrova-vnuka), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1865*Robert Fitzroy English naval officer; commanded the H.M.S. Beagle, dies at age 59.Ref: 70
1867*Death of Ithamar Conkey, 52, a popular 19th century English bass vocalist. He also composed the hymn-tune RATHBUN to which we sing today, "In the Cross of Christ I Glory."Ref: 5
1871*Apaches in Arizona surrender to white & Mexican adventurers; 144 die.Ref: 5
1879*Sarah Josepha Hale, the author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb", dies at age 90.Ref: 70
1883*Édouard Manet, France, Impressionist painter (Déjeuner sur L'Herbe), dies at age 51Ref: 70
1885*Jens Peter Jacobsen, Danish novelist, dies at age 38.Ref: 70
1887*Friedrich Wilhelm Markull composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1888*Hailstones kill about 250 in Moradabad district of Delhi India.Ref: 81
1893*Edouard Manet French painter (Olympia), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1893*Gyula Beliczay composer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1895*Gustav Freytag writer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1896*Antonio Cagnoni composer, dies at 68Ref: 5
1900*Train engineer John Luther [Casey] Jones, 36, of the Illinois Central Railroad is killed when trying to save the Cannonball Express as it highballed its way through Vaughn, MS. The famous song about Jones is loosely relatable to the train accident which cost the railroad engineer his life.Ref: 4
1903*François Crépin Belgian botany, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1912*Frantisek Kmoch composer, dies.Ref: 5
1922*David M Chumaceiro Curaçaos poet, dies.Ref: 5
1926*Bessie Coleman, the first African American aviator, dies at age 33 in Jacksonville FL.Ref: 68
1929*Friedrich Lienhard German publisher (Türmer), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1933*Luis Sanchez Cerro President of Peru, assassinated by Hurtado de Mendoza.Ref: 5
1934*Dr William Welch, American pathologist; modernized medical practices in the United States, founded John Hopkins, dies at age 84.Ref: 68
1936*A.E. (Alfred Edward) Housman British poet: A Shropshire Lad, Last Poems, More Poems, Collected Poems, Manuscript Poems; dies at age 77.Ref: 4
1942*Catherine Murphy Urner composer, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1942*J van Hoddis writer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1943*Beatrice Potter Webb British writer (My Apprenticeship), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1943*Etty Hillesum Dutch diarist, dies in Auschwitz.Ref: 5
1945*Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun (age 33); Karl Donitz becomes his successor. Americans free 33,000 inmates from concentration camps.Ref: 68
1952*Charles Radoux-Rogier composer, dies.Ref: 5
1956*Alben W Barkley Graves County KY, (35th Vice President-D-1949-53), dies at age 78.Ref: 4
1957*Ludwig Schiedermair German musicologist (Beethoven), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1959*Armand Louis Joseph Marsick composer, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1963*Bryant Washburn actor (Nabonga, Millionaire Kid), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1965*Helen Chandler actress (Dracula, Salute, Last Flight), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1966*Richard Farina rocker, dies on his birthday in a motorcycle accident at age 29.Ref: 5
1968*Frankie Lymon rocker, dies of a heroin overdose.Ref: 5
1970*Inger Stevens actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), commits suicide at 35.Ref: 5
1970*Hall Johnson composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1970*Jacob Presser historian/writer (Doom, Ondergang), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1971*Elmo Roper, American who developed political forecasting by polls, dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1972*Gia Scala (Giovanna Sgoglio) actress: Don’t Go Near the Water, Tunnel of Love, The Guns of Navarone; dies at age 38.Ref: 4
1972*Ntare V king of Burundi, murdered.Ref: 5
1973*Josie Sedgwick actress (White Moth), dies of stroke at 75.Ref: 5
1974*Actress Agnes (Robertson) Moorehead (Endora of Bewitched) dies from cancer at 67.Ref: 4
1976*Edvard Fliflet Braein composer, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1977*Clive Martin Douglas composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1980*Mary McCarty actress (French Line), dies.Ref: 5
1982*Albert Bird lecture artist, dies.Ref: 5
1982*Herman Tholen Dutch cabaret performer (Juveniles), dies.Ref: 5
1982*Taisen Deshimaru founder of several Zen centers in France, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1983*Jerry Hatsuo Fujikawa actor (Uncle Matsu-Mr T & Tina), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1983*George Balanchine (Georgi Balanchivadze) choreographer: Apollo, Orpheus, Firebird, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker; founded School of American Ballet and New York City Ballet; dies at age 78.Ref: 5
1983*(Green River Killer) Marie M Malvar, 18, is last seen. She is the 21st of 48 women Gary Ridgway admits killing. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/06/2003)Ref: 13
1984*Muddy Waters blues singer/guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man), dies at 68.Ref: 68
1984*Arthur T "Bomber" Harris bombed Nazi-Germany, dies.Ref: 5
1985*Charles Francis Richter seismologist: invented the Richter scale for measuring the magnitude of earthquakes; dies.Ref: 4
1985*George Pravada actor (Felscher-Holocaust), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1987*Hugh Dempster actor (Anna Karenina, Candles at Nine), dies.Ref: 5
1988*James McCracken US tenor, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1989*Sergio Leone Italian director (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1991*George Sperti Sperti inventor (Preparation H), dies at 91Ref: 5
1991*Michael G Hagerty actor (Overboard), dies at 39.Ref: 5
1991*In Bangladesh a cyclone kills over 131,000 & leaves 9 million homeless.Ref: 5
1992*Daan van Driel Dutch cartoonist/WWII resist fighter (Trouw), dies.Ref: 5
1993*David Waymer NFLer (Saints, 49'ers, Raiders), dies at 34.Ref: 5
1994 Ferdinando Scarfiotti Italian set designer (Last Emperor), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1994*Geoffery Michael Roberts vintner, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1994*Richard McClure Scarry, US kid book illustrator/writer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1994*Roland Ratzenberger Austrian race car driver, dies in crash at 31.Ref: 5
1994*Richard Scarry author & illustrator: children’s books: Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever, Richard Scarry’s Please & Thank You; dies.Ref: 4
1994*David Langton dies of a heart at 81.Ref: 5
1995*Donald Edwin White ad copywriter/opera administrator, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1995 Reinaldo de Carvalho carnival king, dies at 34.Ref: 5
1996*David Michael Ifshin British political campaign organiser, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1996*David Opatoshu actor (Torn Curtian, Raid on Entebbe), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1996*Frank Henry Copplestone TV executive, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1996 Helene Cordet entertainer/nightclub owner, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1996*Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro President of Guatemala (1966-70), diesRef: 5
1998*A man sets himself on fire and shoots himself to death on a Los Angeles area freeway in a scene captured on live television. (XDG, p 4A, 4/30/2003)Ref: 83
1998*Theodore Schultz, the American economist who won a Nobel Prize for his important studies of the human factor in the workplace, dies.Ref: 70
1998*Nizar Qabbani, Syrian diplomat and poet, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1999*Darrel Sweet musician: drums, singer: group: Nazareth: LPs: Love Hurts, Snaz; dies.Ref: 4
2000*Jonah Jones (Robert Elliott Jones) musician: trumpet, singer: played with Cab Calloway; threw spitball that got Dizzy Gillespie fired from band; dies.Ref: 5

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