Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
May 11th

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330 Constantinople founded; Roman emperor Constantine dedicates city as his capital.Ref: 10
868 The earliest explicitly dated xylographic [block carved with characters] book printed on paper in China, is a Buddhist text Diamond Sutra (British Library Board 1997). The book contains a colophon stating "made for universal free distribution by Wang Jie on behalf of his two parents on the 13th of the 4th moon of the 9th year of Xiantong. 
973*The coronation of Edgar and Elfrida (of England) by Dunstan at Bath Abbey.Ref: 16
1068*The coronation of Matilda, wife of William I, the Conqueror (of England), by Ealdred of York at Winchester Cathedral.Ref: 16
1189*Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa & 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg.Ref: 5
1191*Richard I of England meets Guy of Lusignan (king of Jerusalem), Geoffrey (Richard's brother), Bohemund (Prince of Antioch), Raymond (Count of Tripoli), Humphrey of Toron and other knights to discuss the attempt by Philip V of France to replace Guy of Lusignan with Conrad of Monferrat as the King of Jerusalem. 
1330 Constantinople (Istanbul) becomes new capital by Roman Emperor Constantine for Eastern Roman Empire.Ref: 5
1421*Jews are expelled from Styria Austria.Ref: 5
1548*Great fire in Brielle.Ref: 5
1573*Henry of Anjou becomes the first elected king of Poland.Ref: 2
1647*Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam to become governor.Ref: 70
1682*The General Court of Massachusetts repealed two laws which had been passed two years earlier: one forbade the keeping of Christmas, and the second mandated capital punishment for Quakers who returned to the colony after being banished.Ref: 5
1749*British parliament accept Consolidation Act: fleet reorganization.Ref: 5
1751*First US hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital).Ref: 5
1752*The first US fire insurance policy is issued, in Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1766*With the death of John Robinson, Speaker of the House of Burgesses and treasurer of the colony of Virginia, a scandal comes to light in Virginia. Robinson made £100,000 worth of private loans to his friends with retired paper money. The two offices were separated thereafter. 
1784*England & Tippu Sahib van Mysore sign peace treaty.Ref: 5
1824*St. Regis Seminary was opened in Florissant, Missouri. It was the first Roman Catholic institution established in America for the higher education of American Indians.Ref: 5
1825*The American Tract Society, the first national tract league in America, was formed in NY City by the merger of 50 smaller societies.Ref: 5
1832*The first national political platform was hammered out in Washington, DC.Ref: 4
1850*Work starts on first brick building in San Fransisco.Ref: 5
1858*(new state) Minnesota entered the United States of America this day as the Union’s 32nd state. Although its state bird is the common loon, there’s nothing common about Minnesota, whose Dakota-Sioux Indian name means sky-tinted water. The North Star State’s capital is St. Paul, which has a twin city, Minneapolis. The state flower is the lovely lady’s slipper.Ref: 4
1860 Giuseppe Garibaldi lands at Marsala, Sicily.Ref: 2
1865*Jeff Thompson surrenders.Ref: 5
1866*‘Black Friday' in London causes commercial panic.Ref: 10
1867 Treaty of London drawn, concerning Luxembourg.Ref: 5
1888*The Woman's Missionary Union, Auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention, had its inception in Richmond, Virginia, when delegates from 15 states met to form a general women's organization within the denomination.Ref: 5
1894*American RR Union strikes Pullman Sleeping Car Co.Ref: 5
1894*Workers at the Pullman Palace Car Co. in Illinois went on strike.Ref: 70
1904 Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5 million to build a peace palace.Ref: 5
1907*Bank of San Francisco incorporatedRef: 5
1910*Glacier National Park in Montana is established.Ref: 5
1917*Britain grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand.Ref: 5
1920*Oxford University begins admitting women.Ref: 10
1921*Tel Aviv is first all Jewish municipality.Ref: 5
1924*Cartel des Gauches wins French parliamentary election.Ref: 5
1925 Communist Party of Holland splits.Ref: 5
1925 Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region constituted in RSFSR.Ref: 5
1926*Airship Norge leaves Spitsbergen for first air crossing of Arctic Ocean.Ref: 5
1926*(Sweet) Darrow delivers a seven-hour closing argument for the defense in the Sweet trial.Ref: 87
1929*Dr Annie Webb Blanton forms Delta Kappa Gamma Society in Austin TX.Ref: 5
1931*Credit-Anstalt, Austria's largest bank, fails beginning financial collapse of Central Europe.Ref: 5
1944*Crimean Tatars banished to SiberiaRef: 89
1946*The first CARE (Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere) packages arrived in Europe, at Le Havre, France.Ref: 70
1947 Laos accepts constitution for parliamentary democracy.Ref: 5
1947*The B.F. Goodrich Co. of Akron, Ohio, announced the development of a tubeless tire.Ref: 70
1948*Luigi Einaudi elected President of Italy.Ref: 5
1948 Haganah takes control of Safed & port of Haifa.Ref: 5
1949*By a vote of 37-12, Israel becomes 59th member of UN.Ref: 5
1949 Siam renames itself Thailand.Ref: 5
1953*Winston Churchill criticizes John Foster Dulles domino theory.Ref: 5
1957*Gabriel Paris forms Government of Colombia.Ref: 5
1958*US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island (Enwetak).Ref: 5
1960*Adolf Eichmann is captured in Argentina by Israeli secret service.Ref: 35
1960*French liner "France" launched.Ref: 5
1962*US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.Ref: 5
1962*Antonio Segni becomes President of Italy.Ref: 5
1963*Racial bomb attacks in Birmingham AL.Ref: 5
1965*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1965*Ellis Island added to Statue of Liberty National monument.Ref: 5
1967*100,000,000th US phone connected.Ref: 5
1967 Great Britain, Ireland & Denmark apply for EG membership.Ref: 5
1968*Students & police battle in Paris, 100s injured.Ref: 5
1969*100 pounds of plutonium catches fire at Rocky Flats, ColoradoRef: 62
1972*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1972*(Chicago 7) The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reverses the contempt convictions of the Chicago Seven and their two defense attorneys, Leonard Weinglass and William Kunstler.Ref: 87
1973*Dutch Government of Uyl forms.Ref: 5
1973*Charges against Daniel Ellsberg for his role in the Pentagon Papers case were dismissed by Judge William M. Byrne, who cited government misconduct. (Go to article.)Ref: 70
1975 Israel signs an agreement with European Economic Market.Ref: 5
1978*Margaret A Brewer is first female general in the US Marine Corps.Ref: 5
1979*The Chinook CH-47D makes its inaugural flight. 
1981*First recorded Usenet posting by Mark from Arpavax who inquires about changing "the .ng file"Ref: 10
1985*Pope John Paul II arrives in Netherlands.Ref: 5
1987*The trial of Klaus Barbie, the former Gestapo chief known as the "Butcher of Lyon," begins in Lyon, France for crimes against humanity. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison.Ref: 17
1987*Corazon Aquino is elected President in the Philippines.Ref: 5
1988*France performs nuclear test.Ref: 5
1989*Kenya announces worldwide ban on ivory to preserve its elephant herds.Ref: 5
1989*France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island.Ref: 5
1989*President Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama.Ref: 5
1991*President Bush dispatches an amphibious task force with thousands of Marines and dozens of helicopters to help cyclone-ravaged Bangladesh with disaster relief efforts.Ref: 6
1994*6 white racists sentenced to death in South AfricaRef: 5
1998*India set off three underground atomic blasts, its first nuclear tests in 24 years.Ref: 70
1998*A French mint produced the first coins of Europe's single currency, the euro.Ref: 70
2000*Pope John Paul the Second named Bishop Edward M. Egan of Bridgeport, Connecticut, the new head of the NY archdiocese, succeeding the late Cardinal John O'Connor.Ref: 6
2000*A seventh-grade student who left the Prairie Grove Junior High school Prairie Grove, Arkansas in an apparent fit of rage and a police officer were injured Thursday after shooting each other in an altercation in a hay field north of the student's school. Ref 
2001*Attorney General John Ashcroft delayed Timothy McVeigh's execution from May 16 to June 11 because of FBI mishandling of documents.Ref: 70
1502*Christopher Columbus left Cadiz, Spain, on his fourth and final trip to the Western Hemisphere.Ref: 74
1792*Columbia River discovered & named by US Captain Robert Gray.Ref: 5
1916*Einstein's Theory of General Relativity presented.Ref: 5
1946*B.F. Goodrich announced the development of the tubeless tire. If you guessed that Mr. Goodrich was from Akron, OH, you win the T-shirt.Ref: 4
1949*First Polaroid camera sold $89.95 (NYC).Ref: 5
1951*Jay Forrester patents computer core memory. AlsoRef: 5
1983*Comet C/1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock) approaches 0.0312 astronomical units (AUs) of Earth.Ref: 5
1984*Transit of Earth as seen on Mars.Ref: 5
1987*First heart-lung transplant take place (Baltimore)Ref: 5
1625*Boers besiege Frankenburg estate in Upper-Austria.Ref: 5
1674 Netherlands & Cologne sign peace treaty.Ref: 5
1678*French Admiral Jean d'Estrées' fleet runs aground on Aves-islands, Curaçao.Ref: 5
1689*Battle of Bantry Bay, French & English naval battle.Ref: 5
1690*In the first major engagement of King William’s War, British troops from Massachusetts, under W Phips, seize Port Royal in Acadia (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) from the French.Ref: 2
1745*"Battle of Fontenoy" in Flanders, French defeat combined army of British, Dutch and Austrian troops - Prince Charles Edward Stuart raises the Highlanders in what is called the "Jacobite Rebellion".Ref: 5
1745*Victory of French over British at Battle of Fontenoy.Ref: 10
1814*Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh.Ref: 5
1824*British forces capture Rangoon.Ref: 62
1846*The House votes 174-14 in favor of war against Mexico. (USA Today, p 5A, 10/08/2002)Ref: 13
1857 Indian mutineers seize Delhi.Ref: 2
1862*Confederates scuttle the CSS Virginia off Norfolk, Virginia.Ref: 2
1864*Confederate General J E B Stuart is mortally wounded in Battle of Yellow Tavern VA (Sheridan's Raid, South Anna Bridge).Ref: 5
1917*Russian Council of Workmen's and Soldiers' Delegates demands peace conference.Ref: 38
1940*Hermann Goering demands that the Swedes allow passage of trains to Norway, filled with artillery and other war supplies. Swedish negotiators refuse to allow it. 
1941*First Messerschmidt 109F shot down above England.Ref: 5
1942*Japanese troops conquer Kalewa.Ref: 5
1943*Attu and Kiska in Aleutian Islands were retaken by a military expedition launched from San Francisco. The campaign lasted until May 30.Ref: 37
1943*Hermann Goering-division in Tunisia surrenders.Ref: 5
1944*Operation Diadem is launched. The 4th British Division and the 8th Indian Division break through the Gustav Line in Italy.Ref: 36
1944*(late night) The British 8th Army begins an assault on Monte Cassino, Italy. 
1944*Henk Hos resistance fighter, executed at 37.Ref: 5
1944*Slomp Resistance fighter (Frits de Zwerver) freed from Arnhem prison.Ref: 5
1944*Allied forces launched a major offensive in central Italy.Ref: 70
1944*Opposition group surprise attack post office washer.Ref: 5
1945*US marines conquer Awatsha Draw Okinawa.Ref: 5
1955 Israel attacks Gaza.Ref: 5
1962*US sends troops to ThailandRef: 5
1967*The siege of Khe Sanh ends, the base is still in American hands.Ref: 2
1875*George "Charmer" Zettlein pitches the first 9 inning shutout.Ref: 5
1876 First polo match played in America at Jerome Park, Westchester, NY.Ref: 10
1887*13th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Lewis aboard Montrose wins in 2:39¼.Ref: 5
1888*16th Preakness: F Littlefield aboard Refund wins in 2:49.Ref: 5
1892*18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41½.Ref: 5
1893 Henri Desgrange establishes first bicycle-world record (35.325 km).Ref: 5
1897*Washington Senator catcher Charlie Farrell throws out 8 attempted stealers.Ref: 5
1900*In an effort to regain the heavyweight boxing title, James J. Corbett, known as Gentleman Jim, was knocked out cold by James J. Jeffries in the 23rd round.Ref: 4
1904*After 23-innings of pitching no-hit baseball, Cy Young's streak ends. The stretch includes six innings today, two innings April 25, six on April 30, and the perfect game against the A's on May 5.Ref: 1
1912*At the Polo Grounds, the Yankees and Senators play to a fifteen inning, 4-4 tie before the game is called because of darkness.Ref: 1
1912*38th Kentucky Derby: Carol H Shilling aboard Worth wins in 2:09.4.Ref: 5
1918*44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8.Ref: 5
1919*Reds' hurler Hod Eller throws a no-hitter defeating the Cardinals, 6-0.Ref: 1
1919*Yankees' Jack Quinn & Senators' Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie.Ref: 5
1923*Establishing several Pacific Coast League marks, Pete Schneider hits five home runs and a double driving in 14 runs as Vernon routs Salt Lake City, 35-11.Ref: 1
1923*10 homeruns hit in Phillies 20-14 victory over St Louis Cardinals.Ref: 5
1927*Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer.Ref: 5
1928*63rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's.Ref: 5
1928*56th Preakness: Raymond Sonny Workman aboard Victorian wins in 2:00.2.Ref: 5
1932*Eighth-grader Joe Schultz, Jr. singles, swipes two bases and scores as a pinch-hitter in a Texas League game; the fourteen-year old is the son of the manager and will become a second string catcher in the major leagues.Ref: 1
1935*61st Preakness: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 1:58.4.Ref: 5
1940*66th Preakness: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 1:58.6.Ref: 5
1946*First night game at Boston Braves Field (Giants 5, Braves 1).Ref: 5
1946*72nd Preakness: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:01.4.Ref: 5
1949*Scoring in every inning, the White Sox beat the Red Sox, 12-8. A team tallying in every inning has only occurred five times in American League history.Ref: 1
1950*After fans boo him for misplaying a ball, Ted Williams makes an inappropriate gesture three times (once to left, once to center, and once to right) to the Red Sox fans sitting in the outfield stands. During his next at bat, as the booing continues, the Splendid Splinter becomes the Splendid Spitter as Williams steps out of the box to spit at fans to show his displeasure.Ref: 1
1950*Connecticut Senator Abe Ribicoff introduces legislation for the observance of a National Baseball Day.Ref: 1
1950*A train strike forces many teams to fly to their next scheduled games. Travelling by air is still a rarity in the major league at this time.Ref: 1
1955*With the help of an Ernie Banks' grand slam, the Cubs snap the Dodgers' 11-game winning streak, 10-8. The bases-filled homer will be Mr. Cubs' first of five on the year.Ref: 1
1955*Eddie Yost of the Washington Nationals, plays the last of 829 consecutive games. ("The 1999 ESPN Sports Almanac") 
1956*Former heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano goes into public relations for the Raynham Dog Racing Track in Massachusetts.Ref: 4
1957*Monte Irvin retired from baseball at the age of 39, due to a back injury.Ref: 4
1958*Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open.Ref: 5
1959*Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends.Ref: 5
1963*Sandy Koufax no-hits the Giants, 8-0. It will the Dodgers' southpaw second of four career no-hitters.Ref: 1
1968*Stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games.Ref: 5
1969*Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.Ref: 5
1971*Indian Steve Dunning's homer off A's hurler Diego Segui makes him the last American League pitcher to hit a grand slam.Ref: 1
1972*The San Francisco Giants announced that they were trading Willie Mays to the NY Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams & cash.Ref: 4
1972*Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 2.Ref: 5
1975*Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1975*Flyers 1-Isles 2-Semifinals-Series tied at 3 games.Ref: 5
1977*Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game.Ref: 5
1977*Hamburger SV wins 17th soccer Europe Cup II.Ref: 5
1980*Pete Rose, 39, steals second, third, & home in one inning for Phillies.Ref: 5
1980*Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1981*Heavyweight boxing challenger Gerry Cooney left former champ Ken Norton on the ropes and unconscious after 54 seconds of the first round at Madison Square Garden in NY City.Ref: 4
1984*The Detroit Tigers defeated the California Angels 8-2 and set a major-league record for victories at the beginning of a baseball season. The Tigers, under Sparky Anderson, won 26 of their first 30 games.Ref: 4
1984*Johan Cruijff quits soccer.Ref: 5
1985*Scott Brayton turned in the fastest lap ever at the Indpls Motor Speedway. Brayton was traveling at 214.199 MPH in the third lap of qualifying. He had already set records in the first two trips around the track. Brayton’s average speed of 212.345 broke the record previously set by Tom Sneva in the 1984 time trials.Ref: 4
1985*Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cincinnati Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, the others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno.Ref: 5
1985*First US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded.Ref: 5
1985*Duane ‘Pancho’ Carter grabbed the pole position for the Indpls 500. Carter entered the history books with a speed of 212.583 MPH for four qualifying laps around the 2.5 mile track at Indy.Ref: 4
1986*Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1988*Mario Andretti records fastest Indpls 500 lap (221.565 mph).Ref: 5
1990*New York Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt.Ref: 5
1994 Inter Milan wins 23rd UEFA Cup.Ref: 5
1996*The St Louis Cardinals retire Red Schoendist's uniform no 2.Ref: 29
1996*Al Leiter pitches the first no-hitter in the Marlin's brief existence beating the Rockies, 11-0.Ref: 1
1997*New York Mets C Everett & Butch Huskey are 9th to hit consecutive pinch HRs.Ref: 5
1997*Scott McCarron wins Bellsouth Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1997*Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Sara Lee Classic.Ref: 5
1997*The Deep Blue IBM computer defeated Garry Kasparov to win a six-game chess match between man and machine in New York. Kasparov accuses IBM of cheating.Ref: 70
1997*Paine Webber Senior Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1998*Striking out 13 Diamondbacks, Cubs' Kerry Wood sets a major league record for strikeouts in consecutive games with 33 in two games. The previous record for strikeouts (32) in two starts was held by Luis Tiant (1968 Indians), Nolan Ryan (1974 - Angels), Dwight Gooden (1984 - Mets) and Randy Johnson (1997- Mariners).Ref: 1
1999*For the first time this century, two starting major league pitchers share the same name as the Rockies southpaw Bobby M. Jones bests righthander Bobby J. Jones and the Mets.Ref: 1
2000*Manny Ramirez's tags a first-inning grand slam and adds a two-run homer in the sixth leading the Indians to a 16-0 rout of the Royals. The victory, which stops Kansas City's winning streak at five games, is Cleveland's most lopsided shut out in 45 years when the Tribe beat Tribe beat the Red Sox 19-0.Ref: 1
2000*At the age of 37, Joe Strong becomes the oldest player to make his big-league debut since Diomedes Olivo pitched for the Pirates in 1960 as a 41-year old. The 'seasoned' rookie throws 1 1/3 hitless innings and gets to witness a triple play in his first major league game.Ref: 1
2000*Beating the Cubs, 14-8, it takes the Brewers four hours and twenty-two minutes to play a regulation nine-inning game. The time breaks the National League record and ties the mark set by the Orioles and Yankees on September 5, 1997 for the longest non-extra inning game ever played.Ref: 1
2001*After another dreadful appearance yesterday in which Rick Ankiel (1-2, 7.13) threw five wild pitches to the backstop, the Cardinals send the promising young fireballer to Triple-A Memphis to work on overcoming his unexplainable lack of control. The lefthander has walked 25 batters in 24 innings this season.Ref: 1
2003*Amidst of criticism of his handling of pitchers due the the rash of recent injuries to the team's young arms, the Marlins fire manager Jeff Torborg. Jack McKeon, who has previously managed the Royals, A's, Padres and Reds, will take over 16-22 team becoming the franchise's sixth skipper.Ref: 1
2003*In his last at-bat on the current homestand, 38-year-old first baseman Rafel Palmeiro drives a 3-2 fastball thrown by Indian hurler David Elder to become the second player this season and 19th overall to hit his 500th career home run. The 370-foot shot over the right field wall at The Ballpark in Arlington makes Raffy the first native of Cuba to reach the coveted milestone.Ref: 1
1812*Waltz introduced into English ballrooms Most observers consider it disgusting & immoral. No wonder it caught on!.Ref: 5
1881*Bedrich Smetana's opera "Libusa" premieres in Prague.Ref: 5
1924*Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire).Ref: 5
1927*The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded by Louis B Mayer. The first Oscars were not presented for several years after its founding.Ref: 4
1928*WGY-TV in Schenectady, NY began the first schedule of regular TV programs. WGY offered programming to the upstate NY audience three times a week using the electronic scanning method.Ref: 4
1929*First regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week).Ref: 5
1940*New York World's Fair reopens.Ref: 5
1946*Jack Barry, a familiar face on TV game shows, hosted Juvenile Jury on WOR radio in NY City. The show was such a hit after five weeks on the air that it debuted on the Mutual Broadcasting System coast to coast. Maybe Barry became a bit too familiar in 1959. It was Twenty One, the enormously popular show that Barry hosted, that led to the Quiz Show Scandal that rocked television and the US Congress.Ref: 4
1950 Eugène Ionesco's "La Cantatrice Chauve" premieres in Paris France.Ref: 5
1956*Pinky Lee Show, last airs on NBC-TV.Ref: 5
1959*Elvis Presley's first entry on UK charts with "Heartbreak Hotel".Ref: 5
1959*"Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb" by Byrnes & Connie Stevens hits #4.Ref: 5
1959*Rodgers & Barer's musical "Once Upon a Mattress" premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1963*"Puff (The Magic Dragon)" by Peter, Paul & Mary hits #2.Ref: 5
1965*Liza Minnelli opened in Flora the Red Menace. The musical ran for only 87 performances at the Alvin Theatre.Ref: 4
1967*"Sing, Israel Sing" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 14 performances.Ref: 5
1968*Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park".Ref: 5
1969 Monty Python comedy troupe forms.Ref: 5
1970*The Chairmen of the Board received a gold record for the hit, Give Me Just a Little More Time. The Detroit group recorded three other songs in 1970, with moderate success.Ref: 4
1970*Sammy Davis Jr weds Altovise.Ref: 5
1972*John Lennon says his phone is tapped by the FBI on Dick Cavett Show.Ref: 5
1974*"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Frank Sinatra hits #83.Ref: 5
1974*"Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield hits #7.Ref: 5
1974*Steely Dan releases "Rikki Don't Lose that Number".Ref: 5
1976*Last broadcast of "Marcus Welby, MD" on ABC-TV.Ref: 5
1976*Emmy 3rd Daytime Award presentation.Ref: 5
1981 Andrew Lloyd Webber/TS Eliot's musical "Cats" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1981*Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" hits #1, stay there 9 weeks.Ref: 5
1983*"Dance a Little Closer" opens & closes at Minskoff Theater NYC.Ref: 5
1985*Madonna's "Crazy For You" single goes #1.Ref: 5
1989*217th & final episode of "Dynasty" is airedRef: 5
1993*28th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins.Ref: 5
1993*Cézanne's "Still Life With Apples"sells for record $28.6 million at Sotheby's auction in New York.Ref: 10
1994*"Grease" opens at Eugene O' Neill Theater NYC for 1,503 performances.Ref: 5
1994 "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" released in France.Ref: 5
1997*"Play On!" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 61 performances.Ref: 5
1568*Christian I ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (Battle of White Mountain), is born.Ref: 5
1654*Cornelis van Alkemade Dutch historian, is born.Ref: 5
1720 Baron Munchhausen, German story-teller; his tales became "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen", is born.Ref: 70
1722*Peter Camper Leyden Holland, anatomist/professor (Amsterdam), is born.Ref: 5
1731*Johann Gottfried Seyfert composer, is born.Ref: 5
1772*Henri-Jean Rigel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1791*Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek composer, is born.Ref: 5
1807*Ira Aldridge Great 19th century black Shakespearian actor (Othello), is born.Ref: 5
1811*Chang & Eng Bunker Chinese Siamese twins, is born.Ref: 5
1817*Fanny Cerrito, Russian-born American composer for stage and screen musicals, is born.Ref: 70
1821*[Carlos] Charles John Stolbrand Brigadier General (Union volunteers), is born.Ref: 5
1823*Alfred Stevens Belgian painter, is born.Ref: 5
1830*John Converse Starkweather Brigadier General (Union volunteers), is born.Ref: 5
1840*Filippo Capocci composer, is born.Ref: 5
1841*Ernst von Possart German actor/stage manager/reciter, is born.Ref: 5
1847*Godefroid Kurth Belgian historian (La cité de Liège au moyen âge), is born.Ref: 5
1852*Charles Warren Fairbanks (R) 26th US Vice President under Theodore Roosevelt (1905-09), is born.Ref: 5
1854*Ottmar Mergenthaler Hachtel Germany, inventor (linotype), is born.Ref: 5
1855*Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov Russian composer (Bewitched Lake), is born.Ref: 5
1858*Carl Hauptmann writer, is born.Ref: 5
1869*Francisco Lacerda composer, is born.Ref: 5
1871*Frank Schlesinger, American astronomer, is born.Ref: 70
1878*Mr Reyskens oldest male resident of Netherlands, ever, is born.Ref: 5
1881*Jan van Gilse composer/resistance fighter (Frau Helga von Staveren), is born.Ref: 5
1881*Pascual Rogatis composer, is born.Ref: 5
1882*Joseph Marx Austrian composer/critic, is born.Ref: 5
1885*"King" Joseph Oliver, jazz cornetist and bandleader, is born.Ref: 2
1888*Irving Berlin [Isadore Balin] Temum Siberia, composer (White Xmas), is born.Ref: 5
1888 P A J Losecaat Vermeer leader of Dutch High Council, is born.Ref: 5
1891*Henry Morgenthau Jr., US Secretary of the Treasury (1934-45), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Dame Margaret Rutherford Balham London England, actress (Murder Most Foul, Murder She Said, Arabella), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Florimond Cornellie Belgium, yachting (Olympics-gold-1920), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Mari Sandoz, writer and biographer (Crazy Horse), is born.Ref: 2
1894*Anton A Mussert Dutch Nazi leader (NSB), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Martha Graham, Allegheny PA, choreographer (Appalachian Spring), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Jan Parandowski writer, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Jiddu Krishnamurti India, spiritual philosopher (Songs of Life), is born.Ref: 5
1895*William Grant Still Woodville MS, composer (Africao-American), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Josip Slavenski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1896*Mari Sandoz Nebraska, author (Cheyenne Autumn), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Philippo de Pisis Italian painter, is born.Ref: 5
1897*Izak W van der Merwe [Boerneef], South African writer (Tweetalige Woordeboek), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Bidú Sayao Niteroi Brazil, soprano (Mimia-La Bohéme), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Kaarlo Sarkia Finnish poet (Unen Kaivo), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Salvadore (Felipe Jacinto) Dalí (y Domenech) surrealist artist: Accommodations of Desire, The Persistence of Memory, Visage of War; is born in Figueras, Spain.Ref: 4
1904*Guus Weitzel Dutch radio-announcer, is born.Ref: 5
1905 Marjorie Sykes peace campaigner, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Kent Taylor [Louis Weiss] Nashua IA, actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Rose Ausländer writer, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Herbert Murrill composer, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos composer, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Doodles Weaver Los Angeles CA, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers, Doodles Weaver), is born.Ref: 4
1911*Phil Silvers (Philip Silversmith), Brooklyn NY, comedian (Sergeant Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), is born.Ref: 68
1911 Edgar Beck president (John Mowlem), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Roy James Alfred Kaulback soldier, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Foster Brooks Louisville KY, comedian/actor (Miles-Mork & Mindy), is born.Ref: 68
1913*Clare Grundman composer, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Tutti Camarata Glen Ridge NJ, orchestra leader (Vic Damone Show), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Camilo José Cela Spain, author (La Colmena-1951), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Hon Montague Woodhouse Greek resistance organiser, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Richard P Feynman physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965), is born.Ref: 5
1918 Robert Hunt CEO (Dowty Group), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Denver Pyle, Bethune CO, actor (Dukes of Hazzard, Code 3, Tammy, Doris Day Show), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Beryl Bryden, jazz singer, is born.Ref: 5
1921 Ian Percival QC/MP, is born.Ref: 5
1923 Joan Moriarty Brigadier matron-in-chief/director (Army Nursing Services), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Lord Vincent Gordon "Gordy" Lindsay White English industrialist/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Antony Hewish radio astronomer, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Jackie Milburn English soccer star (Newcastle United), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Rhodes Boyson MP, is born.Ref: 5
1926 Ernest Harrison CEO (Racal Electronics), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Frank Thring Melbourne Australia, actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Mort Sahl, satirist and actor, is born in Montreal, CanadaRef: 5
1927*Zilpha Keatly Snyder US, sci-fi author (Headless Cupid), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Justice Hollis, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Yaacov Agam Israeli sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Edward Anson British Vice-Admiral, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Stanley L Elkin Brooklyn NY, writer/professor (The Living End), is born.Ref: 5
1930*M J Hamlin Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Dundee University), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Dick Garcia guitarist: LPs: A Message from Garcia, Four Most Guitars [w/Jimmy Raney, Chuck Wayne, Joe Puma]; played w/George Shearing Quintet, is born.Ref: 4
1931 Stephen Smalley rev/dean (Chester), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Henriette Santer clinical Psychologist, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Valentino (Garavani) fashion designer: dedicated Collection Blanche to Jackie Kennedy [1967]; his ready-to-wear collections have been shown in Paris since 1969; founded Valentino Academy [1990], is born.Ref: 4
1933*Louis Farrakhan minister (black islam nation, million man march), is born.Ref: 5
1934*James M Jeffords (Representative-R-VT, 1975- ), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Doug McClure actor: The Gambler Returns, Omega Syndrome, The Unforgiven, The Virginian, Search, Roots, Out of this World, The Overland Trail, Checkmate, The Barbary Coast; is born in Glendale CA.Ref: 4
1936*Ulrich Berkes writer, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Carla Bley [Carla Borg] Oakland CA, musician (Escalator Over the Hill), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Harvey Sollberger Cedar Rapids IA, flutist/composer (2 Oboes Troping), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Milt (Miltiades Stergios Papastegios) Pappas ‘Gimpy’: baseball: pitcher: Baltimore Orioles [all-star: 1962, 1965], Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Frank (Francis Ralph) Quilici ‘Guido’: baseball: Minnesota Twins [World Series: 1965], is born.Ref: 4
1940*Butch (Larry) Hartman auto racer: USAC: four stock car crowns [1970s], is born.Ref: 4
1940*Ronald Anthony Pellegrino composer, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Eric Burdon, Walker-on-Tyne England, rock vocalist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Rachel Billington British writer, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Terry McGovern Berkley CA, actor (Jim-Charlie & Company, Nine Months), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Les (John) Chadwick, musician: bass: group: Gerry & The Pacemakers, is born in Liverpool England.Ref: 4
1943*Nancy Greene skier: Olympic Medalist: Gold: giant slalom, Silver, slalom [1968]; Canadian Sports Hall of Famer, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Arnie Satin rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1943*George Edwards composer, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Robert Jarvik physician, is born. Jarvik is the inventor of the Jarvik 7 artificial heart [implanted into Barney Clark in 1982: kept Clark alive 112 days].Ref: 68
1947*Claude "Butch" Hudson Trucks drummer (Allman Brothers), is born.Ref: 5
1947*(date uncertain) Faith Popcorn, American consultant who predicted the failure of "New Coke", is born.Ref: 68
1948*Bobby Cole golf: champ: Buick Open [1977], is born.Ref: 4
1948*Alfred Matt Austria, slalom (Olympics-bronze-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Joâo Botelho Lamego Portugal, director (Trafico, Hard Times), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Dane Iorg baseball player (Phillies, Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Jeremy Paxman broadcaster, is born.Ref: 5
1951*Mike Sleman rugby player, is born.Ref: 5
1952*Darrow Igus Newark NJ, comedian (Fridays, Roll Out), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Boyd Gaines Atlanta GA, actor (Mark-One Day at a Time, Sure Thing), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Edgar Riley Jr rocker (Axe K), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Judith Weir composer, is born.Ref: 5
1955*Jos Haagmans Dutch singer (Frank Boeijen Group), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Mark Herndon Springfield MA, drummer (Alabama-Take Me Down), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Luca Urbani Rome Italy, MD/astronaut (STS 78-alternate), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Peter Antonie Australian rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Walt Terrell baseball player, is born.Ref: 5
1959*Martha Quinn Albany NY, MTV VJ/actress (Tracey-Bradys), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Jürgen Schult German Federal Republic, discus thrower (world record 1986), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Cecile Licad Manila Philippines, pianist (Leventritt Award-1981), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Diana Lee[-Hsu] Seattle WA, playmate (May 1988), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Steve Bono NFL quarterback (Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Natasha Richardson, London England, actress: Widow’s Peak, Nell, Hostages, Past Midnight, The Handmaid’s Tale, Patty Hearst, Gothic, On the Razzle, The Charge of the Light Brigade; daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director Tony Richardson, sister of actress Joely Richardson, niece of actress Lynn Redgrave, is born.Ref: 4
1963*Blair Piercy Vancouver British Columbia, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Cordova Bay Open), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Mark Breland Brooklyn NY, welterweight boxer (Olympics-gold-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Bobby Witt Arlington VA, pitcher (Texas Rangers), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Drew Story San Clemente CA, canoe (alternate-Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Floyd Youmans baseball pitcher (Expos), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Jeff Sellers baseball pitcher (Red Sox), is born.Ref: 5
1964 John Parrott snooker player, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Katie Wagner daughter of Robert Wagner/model/guest VJ (MTV), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Chris Mohr NFL punter (Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Trenidad Hubbard Chicago IL, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Eric Young New Brunswick NJ, infielder (Colorado Rockies), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Kenneth Gould Chicago IL, Welterweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-1988), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Amy Legacki Terrytown NY, 10k runner, is born.Ref: 5
1970*Dean Capobianco Australian 200 meter/400 meter (Olympics-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Michael Joubert Australian 400 meter/800 meter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Corey Fuller NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Yo Murphy WLAF receiver (Scottish Claymores), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Andrew Bonhomme Melbourne Victoria, Australasia golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1972*Hicham El-Mashtoub NFL center (Houston Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Stefen Reid CFL linebacker (Montréal Alouettes), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Dean Pullar Cobram Victoria Australia, diver (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Michelle Venturella US softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Patrick Sapp NFL offensive linebacker (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Roger Juffing soccer player (Fortuna Sittard, is born.Ref: 5
1980*Matthew Lawrence Philadelphia PA, actor (Dynasty, Matthew-Brotherly Love), is born.Ref: 5
1981*Austin O'Brien actor (Apollo 13, My Girl 2, Lawnmower Man), is born.Ref: 5
1982*Jonathan Jackson Orlando FL, actor (Lucky-General Hospital)Ref: 5
1610*Matteo Ricci Italian missionary (China), dies.Ref: 5
1621*Death of Johann Arndt, 65, German Lutheran theologian. Called the precursor of Pietism, Arndt was the greatest name in the history of German mysticism after Thomas a Kempis.Ref: 5
1631*Christoph Buel composer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1686*Otto von Guericke, German physicist, inventor (air pump), dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1742*Francesco Stradivari Italian violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1772*Amsterdam theater destroyed by fire, 18 killed.Ref: 5
1772*Joseph Kerckhoff Limburg surgeon/robber captain, hanged.Ref: 5
1778*William Pitt Sr, English premier (1756-61, 66-68), dies at age 69.Ref: 5
1779*(Declaration of Independence) John Hart, US farmer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies at about 68.Ref: 5
1812*British Prime Minister Spencer Percival, is assassinated by Bellingham, a bankrupt banker in the lobby of the House of Commons.Ref: 2
1819*Caspar Furstenau composer, dies at 47.Ref: 5
1833*"Lady-of-the-Lake" strikes iceberg & sinks in N Atlantic; kills 215.Ref: 5
1845*Karoly Filtsch composer, dies at 14.Ref: 5
1849*Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, composer/conductor, dies at 38.Ref: 5
1857*E François Vidocq French criminalogist/police officer, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1871*Sir John F W Herschel, British astronomer (Catalogue of Nebulae), dies in London at age 79.Ref: 68
1881*Henri-Frédéric Amiel Swiss/French writer (Journal Intime), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1885*-Ferdinand Hiller German pianist/composer/conductor, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1893*Samuel Armstrong, American founder of Hampton Institute, dies at age 54.Ref: 70
1895*Feliks Jaronski composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1896*Henry Cuyler Bunner, English poet, dies at age 40.Ref: 70
1907*John Albert Delany composer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1916*Karl Schwarzschild German astronomer (s-effect), dies.Ref: 5
1916*Max [Johann] Reger German composer/pianist/organist, dies at 43.Ref: 5
1917*Otto Adolf Klauwell composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1920*William Dean Howells, US author: Life of Lincoln, A Modern Instance, The Rise of Silas Lapham; U.S. consul to Italy; editor: Atlantic Monthly; columnist: Harper’s Monthly; dies at age 83.Ref: 4
1923*Henry M. (Martyn) Robert U.S. Army General; author: Robert’s Rules of Order, the standard for parliamentary procedure; dies at age 86.Ref: 5
1927*Juan Gris, Spanish painter in the style of Synthetic Cubism, dies at age 40.Ref: 70
1927*General Henry Martyn Robert (Robert's Rules of Order), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1935*Edward H Thompson US archaeologist (Mayan civilization), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1936*A. Mitchell Palmer, American attorney general (1919-21); helped touch off the "Red Scare" of 1919-20, dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1937*Viliam Figus composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1938*Alfonsina Storni Argentine poet (El dulce daño/suicide), dies at 45.Ref: 5
1938*Arnold Sauwen Flemish poet (Hours of Solitude), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1942*Sakutaro Hagiwara, Japanese poet, dies at age 55.Ref: 70
1947*Else JT Rangstrøm Swedish conductor/singer/composer/critic, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1949*Adrianus de Kleyn throat/nose/otologist (ear doctor), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1950*Belgium mine disaster at Borinage, 39 die.Ref: 5
1952*Giovanni Tebaldini composer, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1953*Tornado kills 114 in Waco TX ($39 million damage).Ref: 5
1953*Jean Adair dies at 80.Ref: 5
1954*Charles Ives Pulitzer Prize-winning composer: The Third Symphony [Camp Meeting]: 1947; The Concord Sonata; author: Essays Before A Sonata; dies at age 79.Ref: 68
1956*Walter S Adams US astronomer/director of Mount Wilson, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1960*John D. Rockefeller, Jr., American philanthropist, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1965*First of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India).Ref: 5
1965*Ludovicus H "Lode" Baekelmans Flemish playwright, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1965*Roger Vailland French author, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1970*Johnny Hodges, American jazz saxophonist; soloist in Duke Ellington's orchestra, dies at age 63.Ref: 70
1973*Lex Barker (Alexander Crichlow Barker Jr.) actor: A Place Called Glory, La Dolce Vita, Apaches Last Battle, Away All Boats, Executioner of Venice; dies.Ref: 1
1973*Grigory M Kosinzev Russian director, dies.Ref: 5
1976*Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect/city planner, dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1976*Camille Schmit composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1976*J Anaya Bolivian military/ambassador to France, murdered.Ref: 5
1978*John Clinge Doorenbos Dutch journalist/poet, dies at 93.Ref: 5
1979*Lester Raymond Flatt, bluegrass musician (Flatt & Scruggs-Ballad of Jed Clampett), dies at 64.Ref: 68
1979*Barbara Hutton heiress: F.W. Woolworth; dies.Ref: 4
1979*Joan Chandler dies at 55.Ref: 5
1981*Bob Marley, Jamaican musician who popularized reggae music, dies of brain & lung cancer at age 36 in a Miami hospital.Ref: 5
1981*Hoyt J Fuller editor (1st World magazine), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1982*Leigh Snowden actress (Hot Rod Rumble), dies of cancer at 51.Ref: 5
1982*Piet van Egmond organist/conductor, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1983*Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson author (Anything Box), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1985*More than 50 people died when a flash fire swept a jam-packed soccer stadium in Bradford, England. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1985*Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India.Ref: 5
1985*Chester Gould, Americn cartoonist (Dick Tracy), dies at age 84.Ref: 68
1985*Garmt Stuiveling literatrary (Ego & Echo), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1985*Jorja Curtright actress (Whistle Stop), dies of a heart attack.Ref: 5
1985*Samuel Frith English co-founder of soccer team (Bradford City), dies.Ref: 5
1988*Kim Philby, British, Soviet double agent, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1991*Ho Dam foreign minister North-Korea (1970-83), dies.Ref: 5
1991*Filip J Field dies at 67.Ref: 5
1992*Carlos Herrera drink inventor (Margarita), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1992*Elizabeth McDonald inventor (Spic & Span), dies at 98.Ref: 5
1993*Paramaribo Suriname TV studio destroyed by fire.Ref: 5
1994*Alfred James Broomhall methodist Missionary, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1994*Danny Overbea blues singer/guitarist, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1994*Leonard Friedman violinist, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1994*Lewis B Puller US writer (Pulitzer 1992), commits suicide at 48.Ref: 5
1994*Timothy Carey dies of stroke at 64.Ref: 5
1995*Arthur Lubin director (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr Ed), dies at 96.Ref: 5
1995*David Avidan poet/writer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1995*William John Phillips actor (Nothing but a Man), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1996*An Atlanta-bound ValuJet DC-9 caught fire shortly after takeoff from Miami and crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 people on board. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1996*Bruce Boyce singer/teacher, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1996*Joan Thirkettle journalist, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1996*Malcolm MacEwen writer, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1996*Nnamdi Azikiwe President of Nigeria (1963-66), dies.Ref: 5
1996*Walter Hyatt Musician, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1997*Brenda Carlin TV producer/wife of comedian George Carlin, dies at 57Ref: 5
2001*Douglas Adams author: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; dies.Ref: 4
2002*Joseph Bonanno, a 1950s, 1960s NY mob boss known as "Joe Bananas", dies at age 97. (XDG, p 8A, 1/01/2003)Ref: 83
2003*Ennis Haywood, 23, of the Dallas Cowboys, dies. An autopsy did not reveal the cause of death. (USA Today, p 10C, 5/13/2003)Ref: 13

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