Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
May 12th

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254*St Stephen I began his reign as the Catholic Church's 23rd pope. According to the "Liber Pontificalis," it was Stephen who instituted the rule that clerics should wear special clothes at their ministrations.Ref: 5
919*Duke Henry of Saxon becomes king Henry I of Oostfrankische rich.Ref: 5
1191*The coronation of Berengaria, wife of Richard I (of England) by John FitzLuke, Bishop of Evreux at St George's Chapel, Limasol, Cyprus. This was a combined wedding-coronation. Berengaria is only the second English queen to be crowned outside of Britain.Ref: 16
1215*English barons serve ultimatum on King John.Ref: 5
1328*Louis IV de Beier selects P Rainalducci as anti-Pope Nicolaas V.Ref: 5
1459 Sun City India founded by Rao Jodhpur.Ref: 5
1534*Württemberg becomes Lutheran.Ref: 5
1588*King Henry III flees Paris after Henry of Guise, of the Catholic League, triumphantly enters the city.Ref: 2
1621*Edward Winslow and Susanna White become the first couple to marry in the colony of Plymouth.Ref: 62
1641*Prince Willem II (14) marries English princess Henriette Mary Stuart (9).Ref: 5
1689*England & Netherlands form League of Augsburg.Ref: 5
1695*English king Willem III departs to Netherlands.Ref: 5
1701*Drenthe adopts Gregorian calendar (yesterday was 4/29/1701).Ref: 5
1733*Maria Theresa crowned queen of Bohemia in Prague.Ref: 5
1776*Turgot, French minister of Finance, resigns.Ref: 5
1778*George Rogers Clark starts on a mission to attack Kaskaskia (OH?) in the heart of British and Indian country. Simon Kenton is part of the group.Ref: 60
1789*Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers It later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses.Ref: 5
1831*The first indicted bank robber in the US, Edward Smith, was sentenced to five years hard labor on the rock pile at Sing Sing Prison.Ref: 4
1846*Donner Party: The Donner Party departs Independence MO.Ref: 27
1849*Willem Alexander PFL crowned king Willem III in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1865*(Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy) Testimony begins in the Lincoln assassination conspiracy trial at the Old Arsenal Building in Washington.Ref: 87
1870*At the Benella Courthouse, charges of "highway robbery under arms" were dismissed against Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, aged fifteen, for lack of evidence, but is not release from jail for another six weeks. Ref 
1870*Manitoba becomes a province of Canada.Ref: 5
1871*Segregated street cars integrated in Louisville KY.Ref: 5
1873*First postcard issued in U.S.Ref: 10
1874*US Assay Office in Helena MT authorized.Ref: 5
1881*Treaty of Bardo, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate.Ref: 5
1888*British protectorate over North Boreo and Brunei begins.Ref: 10
1891*The Presbytery of NY voted to put the Rev. Dr. Charles A. Briggs, the new professor of biblical theology at Union Theological Seminary, on trial for heresy.Ref: 5
1891 Riot against tax increase in Paramaribo Suriname.Ref: 5
1898*Louisiana adopts new constitution with "grandfather clause" designed to eliminate black voters.Ref: 5
1901*President William McKinley visits San FranciscoRef: 5
1910*2nd NAACP conference (NYC).Ref: 5
1917*(day unspecifed) Vanzetti and Sacco meet in Boston at a meeting of Galleanist Anarchists. One week later they depart for Mexico with other Italian anarchists to avoid conscription.Ref: 87
1921*National Hospital Day first observed.Ref: 5
1925 Uzbekistan & Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics.Ref: 5
1926*The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upholds Sacco and Vanzetti's convictions and denies their motion for a new trial.Ref: 87
1926*General strike ends in Britain with 14,220,000 working days lost.Ref: 5
1928*Mussolini ends woman's rights in Italy.Ref: 5
1932*The body of the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was found in a wooded area of Hopewell, N.J.Ref: 70
1933*Federal Emergency Relief Administration & Agricultural Adjustment Administration form to help the needy & farmers.Ref: 5
1937*Britain's King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey.Ref: 70
1938*In Holland, the four-day convention at Utrecht ended, at which the Provisional Constitution for the World Council of Churches was adopted.Ref: 5
1942*David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine.Ref: 5
1945*Ian McLagan musician: keyboards: solo LPs: Troublemaker, Bump in the Night; group: The Faces: Stay with Me, Debris, Cindy Incidentally, Pool Hall Richard, You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything, is ornRef: 4
1948*The state of Israel and its provisional government were established. Palestinian Jews celebrated their independence from British mandatory rule.Ref: 4
1948*Queen Wilhelmina of Belgium resigns.Ref: 5
1949 The Soviet Union announced an end to the Berlin Blockade.Ref: 70
1949*First foreign woman ambassador received in US (S V L Pandit India).Ref: 5
1951*First H Bomb test, on Enewetak Atoll.Ref: 5
1952*Charlton Playground named in the Bronx.Ref: 5
1955*Passengers crowded in to ride the last run of the Third Avenue elevated, The El, in NY City. The way-above-ground train trip down memory lane went from Chinatown to the Bronx.Ref: 4
1956*East Pakistan struck by cyclone & tidal waves.Ref: 5
1958*US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.Ref: 5
1962*US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.Ref: 5
1963*Race riot in Birmingham AL.Ref: 5
1964*Manlio Brosio chosen as secretary-general of NATO.Ref: 5
1965 West Germany and Israel exchanged letters establishing diplomatic relations.Ref: 70
1967*H Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as chairman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.Ref: 5
1968*"March of Poor" under rev Abernathy reach Washington DC.Ref: 5
1970*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1970*(US Supreme Court Justice) The Senate voted unanimously to confirm Harry A. Blackmun as a Supreme Court justice.Ref: 5
1978*Succumbing to pressure from women's groups, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that it would alternate men’s and women’s names in the naming of hurricanes.Ref: 4
1982*In Fatima, Portugal, security guards overpowered a Spanish priest armed with a bayonet who was trying to reach Pope John Paul the Second. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1983*Julie Lynne Hayek, (California), crowned 32nd Miss USA.Ref: 5
1984*France performs nuclear test.Ref: 5
1984*South Africa prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for first time in 22 years.Ref: 5
1985*Amy Eilberg is ordained in New York as first woman Conservative rabbi.Ref: 5
1989*Last graffiti covered NYC subway car retired.Ref: 5
1989*Retired British pilot Jack Mann is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists.Ref: 5
1992*Four suspects were arrested in the beating of trucker Reginald Denny at the start of the Los Angeles riots.Ref: 70
1995*Dow Jones for 5th straight day of the week sets a new record (4430.59).Ref: 5
1997*14 North Koreans defect to South Korea.Ref: 5
1997*Tornado narrowly misses downtown MiamiRef: 5
1998*A day after India's first atomic test blasts in 24 years, neighboring Pakistan said it was ready to test a nuclear device itself. (XDG, p 4A, 5/12/2003)Ref: 83
1999*Yeltsin sacks cabinet, including PrimakovRef: 89
2000*During visits to Ohio and Minnesota, President Clinton called for open trade with China, saying it would help the communist nation move closer to democracy.Ref: 6
2002 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Likud party rejects the creation of a Palesinian state. (XDG, p 4A, 5/12/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Jimmy Carter arrived in Cuba, becoming the first U.S. president in or out of office - to visit since the 1959 revolution that put Fidel Castro in power.Ref: 70
2003*Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers brought the Texas House to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan.Ref: 70
1551*San Marcos University in Lima Peru, opens.Ref: 5
1792*Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented.Ref: 5
1847*As you jog around the block today, think of Mormon pioneer William Clayton. It was on this day that he got tired of counting the revolutions of a rag tied to a spoke of a wagon wheel to figure out how many miles he had traveled. So, while he was crossing the plains in his covered wagon, he invented the odometer.Ref: 4
1897*1800-1900 year old fossil of "girl of Yde" found in Drente Netherlands.Ref: 5
1908*Wireless Radio Broadcasting is patented by Nathan B Stubblefield.Ref: 5
1926*Umberto Nobile flies Airship Norge is first vessel to fly over the North Pole.Ref: 5
1926*Three days after Byrd claims first flight over North Pole, Roald Amundsen really does it on dirigible.Ref: 10
1938*Sandoz Labs manufactures LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide).Ref: 5
1980*First nonstop crossing of US via balloon (Maxie Anderson & son Chris).Ref: 5
1984*Discovery (OV-103) from Orbiter Processing Facility to Vehicle Assembly Building at KSC, for mating for 41-D (STS-14)" for the first use of this Shuttle (OV-103).Ref: 5
1986*President Reagan appoints Dr James C Fletcher NASA AdministratorRef: 5
1991*A new cancer drug is announced, which can only be found in bark of a rare tree in the Pacific Northwest.Ref: 5
1082 Battle at Mailberg: Vratislav II of Bohemia beats Leopold II of Austria.Ref: 5
1525 Battle at Böblingen: Zwabische Union beats rebel Württembergse farmers.Ref: 5
1604 Spanish garrison of Aardenburg surrenders to Mauritius.Ref: 5
1640 Uprising against Spanish king Philip IV.Ref: 5
1780*After nearly two months' battle, Major General Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810) surrenders Charleston, South Carolina, to General Clinton. Woodford's Virginia Continental Line, almost to a man, was captured.Ref: 2
1846*The Senate votes 40-2 in favor of war against Mexico. (USA Today, p 5A, 10/08/2002)Ref: 13
1851 The Tule River War ends.Ref: 2
1862*Federal troops occupies Baton Rouge LA.Ref: 5
1863*With a victory at the Battle of Raymond, MS, Union General Ulysses S. Grant closes in on Vicksburg.Ref: 2
1864*Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia.Ref: 5
1864*Battle of Todd's Tavern VA (Sheridan's Raid).Ref: 5
1864*Union General Benjamin Butler attacks Drewry's Bluff on the James River.Ref: 2
1864*James Ewell Brown "JEB" Stuart Major General (Commander of Cavalry, Confederate Army), dies in battle at age 31.Ref: 70
1864*Abner Monroe Perrin Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 37.Ref: 5
1864*US Union colonel Emory Upton (24) promoted to Brigadier-General.Ref: 5
1865*(and 13th) South Brownsville TX (Palmito Ranch) Final engagement of Civil War PVT John J Williams of 34th Indiana is the last man killed.Ref: 5
1868 Russians occupy SamarkandRef: 62
1885*In the Battle of Batoche, French Canadians rebel against the Canadian government.Ref: 2
1897 Battle at Thessalië: Turkish army beats Greece.Ref: 5
1900*Boer attack under Sarel Eloff, about 70 killed.Ref: 5
1900 Lord Roberts' troops occupies Crown city.Ref: 5
1915*Croatians plunder Armenia, killing 250.Ref: 5
1940*French mariners occupy St Maarten.Ref: 5
1940*Nazi blitz conquest of France began by crossing Meuse River.Ref: 5
1940*German tanks conquer Moerdijkbrug.Ref: 5
1940*A British Royal Navy battleship accidentally strikes anti-submarine trawler Ypres, sinking it. All 18 crew members survive. 
1941*Admiral Lütjens and the Fleet Staff embark the German battleship Bismarck. 
1941*Great British convoy marches into Alexandria.Ref: 5
1942*The Bay Area - except San Francisco - underwent a 25-minute air raid alert this morning. San Francisco got in only the last eight minutes of the alarm while Alameda, San Mateo and Marin counties received the signal immediately after 11:20 a.m. Police and Civilian Defense officials charged they did not receive the warning until 11:37 a.m., exactly 17 minutes after the 4th Interceptor Squadron at the Presidio ordered the alert for this area.Ref: 37
1942*Russia occupies Crackow, until August 23, 1943.Ref: 5
1942*Nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of the Mississippi River.Ref: 5
1942*The last U.S. troops holding out in the Philippines surrender on Mindanao. 
1942*The Soviet Army launches its first major offensive of the war, taking Kharkov in the eastern Ukraine.Ref: 2
1943*During World War Two, Axis forces in North Africa surrender.Ref: 5
1943*British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in US.Ref: 5
1944*Germans surrender in the Crimea.Ref: 36
1944*900+ 8th Air Force bombers attack Zwikau, Bohlen & Brüx.Ref: 5
1944*Krim purged of Nazi troops.Ref: 5
1944*Secret Police arrest Gerrit Van de Peat.Ref: 5
1969*Viet Cong sappers try unsuccessfully to overrun Landing Zone Snoopy in Vietnam.Ref: 2
1973*US merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces.Ref: 5
1975*The White House announced the new Cambodian government had seized an American merchant ship, the "Mayaguez," in international waters.Ref: 5
1997 Russia & Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflictRef: 5
1875*First recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St Louis 0.Ref: 5
1877 Ottawa Rough Riders first outside competition vs Britannia.Ref: 5
1888*Charles Sherrill of the Yale track team became the first runner to use the crouching start for a fast break in a foot race.Ref: 4
1890*Louisiana legalized prize fighting.Ref: 5
1909*34th Preakness: Willie Doyle aboard Effendi wins in 1:39.8.Ref: 5
1910*Missing a perfect game by issuing one walk, A's right-hander Chief Bender throws a 4-0 no-hitter against the Cleveland Naps. The Philadelphia hurler, who is part Chippewa, will compile a 23-5 record during the season.Ref: 1
1913*Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.2).Ref: 5
1915*Using just 67 pitches, White Sox hurler Red Faber throws a complete-game victory beating the Senators, 4-1.Ref: 1
1917*The first imported horse to win the Kentucky Derby was the English-bred colt, Omar Khayyam. He won $49,070 -- the top prize.Ref: 4
1919*Yankees & Senators play 2nd straight extra inning tie, 4-4 in 15.Ref: 5
1923*49th Preakness: Benny Marinelli aboard Vigil wins in 1:53.6.Ref: 5
1924*7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick CC IN.Ref: 5
1924*50th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2.Ref: 5
1925*Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament.Ref: 5
1925*With Tris Speaker scoring the winning run from first on a single, the Indians scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Yankees, 10-9.Ref: 1
1934*60th Preakness: Robert Jones aboard High Quest wins in 1:58.2.Ref: 5
1937*Cardinal outfielder Ducky Medwick hits two home runs and two doubles in a 15-3 Cardinals rout over the Phillies.Ref: 1
1941*After five years of being called the Bees, the National League franchise in Boston is once again known as the Braves.Ref: 1
1950*Ted Williams apologizes to the hometown fans for gestures he made after being booed for allowing the eventual winning run to score on his second error of the game.Ref: 1
1950*The American Bowling Congress abolished its white males-only membership restriction after 34 years.Ref: 4
1953*The Boston Red Sox dropped Dom DiMaggio, Joe’s brother. As a result, Dom announced that he was retiring from baseball.Ref: 4
1955*After walking the bases full in the bottom of the ninth, Cub Sam Toothpick Jones whiffs Dick Groat, Roberto Clemente and Frank Thomas to perserve his 4-0 no-hitter against the Pirates. Unforunately only 2,918 fans are on hand at Wrigley Field to witness the first no-hitter ever thrown by a black player in major league history .Ref: 1
1955*Chicago Cub Sam Jones is first black to pitch no-hitter (Pirates, 4-0).Ref: 5
1956*Dodger right-hander Carl Erskine tosses a 3-0 no-hitter against the crosstown rival Giants. It is Ersk's second career no-hitter.Ref: 1
1957*A.J. Foyt earned his first auto racing victory in KS City, Missouri. He went on to become a four-time winner of the Indpls 500 -- in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977.Ref: 4
1957*Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Smokey Golf Open.Ref: 5
1961*Botvinnik wins world chess championship for 3rd time.Ref: 5
1963*Mickey Wright wins LPGA Alpine Civitan Golf Open.Ref: 5
1966*The first game ever played at Busch Memorial Stadium is an extra inning affair. Lou Brock singles in the winning run 12th inning giving the Cardinals a 4-3 victory over the Braves.Ref: 1
1968*Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open.Ref: 5
1969*Kenneth H Wallis achieved record speed for an autogiro-179 KPH.Ref: 5
1970*At Wrigley Field only 5,264 fans see Ernie Banks hit his 500th career home run, but on hand to witness the the historic home run is umpire Frank Secory who was also one of the umps in the September 20,1953 game in which Mr. Cub hit is initial round-tripper. The second-inning line drive off Braves' pitcher Pat Jarvis into the left-field bleachers, is retrieved by Atlanta outfielder, Rico Carty after it bounces back onto the field and gives the ball to the Cub first baseman. He would get 12 more before his great career as first baseman (and shortstop) with the Cubbies came to a close in 1971.Ref: 1
1972*Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (completed 5/13).Ref: 5
1973*6th ABA championship: Indiana Pacers beat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3.Ref: 5
1974*28th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee Bucks, 4 games to 3.Ref: 5
1974*Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1976*Sixteen-year-old, racing-jockey Steve Cauthen rode in his first race. He finished far back in the pack at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. However, Cauthen got his first winner just five days later.Ref: 4
1979*Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay comes to an end.Ref: 5
1982*US Football League forms.Ref: 5
1983*Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 0.Ref: 5
1984*Joe Lucius scored his 13th hole-in-one on the same hole.Ref: 5
1985*Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1985*After establishing a record 458 games being played before the first rain out a season, the Brewer-Indian game is washed out in Cleveland.Ref: 1
1986 Fred Markham (US), unpaced & unaided by wind, is first to pedal 65 mph on a level course, Big Sand Flat CA.Ref: 5
1991*Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1992*First Belgian woman (Ingrid Baeyens) to ascend Mount Everest.Ref: 5
1994 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Anne Marie Duggan.Ref: 5
1995*Jose Mesa gets first of his M.L. record 37 consecutive saves.Ref: 5
1995*Martin Brodeur ties NHL record getting his 3rd playoff shutout in 4.Ref: 5
1996*Yankees losing 8-0 to Chicago White Sox, come back to win 9-8.Ref: 5
1996*42nd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies.Ref: 5
1997 Susie Maroney, 22, of Australia, is first to swim from Cuba to FloridaRef: 5
1997*Angels scores 13 in 7th vs White Sox.Ref: 5
1999*Chuck Finley, Anaheim Angels, strikes out 4 batters in the 3rd inning. (Sporting News Complete Baseball Record Book, 2002, ISBN 0-89204-668-0) 
1999*Arizona Diamondback Matt Williams 2-run, game-winning homer caps a 5-run ninth as Arizona comes from behind for an 8-6 win over Montreal. It is the third straight night that the Diamondbacks beat the Expos with a homer in their final at bat. Jay Bell was the hero on May 10, with Luis Gonzalez doing the honors on May 11.Ref: 86
2001*Baseball is ordered by an arbitrator Alan Symonette to reinstate nine of the 22 'resigning' umpires let go two years ago and must give back pay for missed time. The order also states veteran umpires Frank Pulli and Terry Tata do not need to retire after the season as previously planned.Ref: 1
2001*Hitting his 204th home run in a Toronto uniform, Carlos Delgado surpasses Joe Carter to become the all-time Blue Jay career leader in round trippers.Ref: 1
2001*Striking out 15 Orioles, Boston's Pedro Martinez ties an American League record set in 1968 by Indian hurler Luis Tiant for most strikeouts over two games, 32. The Red Sox fireballer had 17 strikeouts in his last start against the Devil Rays.Ref: 1
1777*First ice cream advertisement (Philip Lenzi-New York Gazette).Ref: 5
1832*Gaetano Donizetti's opera "L'Elisir D'amore" premieres in Milan.Ref: 5
1894*Ludwig Englander's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1908 George Bernard Shaws' "Getting Married" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1915 Franklin K Mathiews, presents the idea of "Book Week".Ref: 5
1926*Dmitri Shostakovich's first Symphony, premieres in Leningrad.Ref: 5
1929*Pulitzer prize awarded to Julia Peterkin (Scarlet Sister Mary).Ref: 5
1930*Pulitzer prize awarded to Marc Connelly (Green Pastures).Ref: 5
1932*Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, first appears in 'Mickey's Revue' by Walt Disney.Ref: 5
1934*"Cocktails For Two" by Duke Ellington hits #1.Ref: 5
1936 Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Poisoned Kiss" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1950*Darius Milhauds opera "Bolivar" premieres in Paris France.Ref: 5
1955*Gisele MacKenzie played a singer on the NBC-TV program, Justice. She introduced her soon-to-be hit song, Hard to Get. The song went to number four on the Billboard pop music chart by September.Ref: 4
1958*"Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu" by Dicky Doo & The Dont's hits #40.Ref: 5
1959*Elizabeth Taylor marries her fourth husband Eddie Fisher.Ref: 24
1959*"Nervous Set" opens at Henry Miller's Theater NYC for 23 performances.Ref: 5
1960*Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special.Ref: 5
1963*Bob Dylan walks off Ed Sullivan Show.Ref: 5
1971*Rolling Stone Mick Jagger weds Bianca Perez Morena de Macias at St Tropez Town Hall.Ref: 5
1972*Paul McCartney & Wings release "Mary Had a Little Lamb".Ref: 5
1972*The album "Exile on Main St." by the Rolling Stones was released.Ref: 70
1973*"Dueling Tubas" by Martin Mull hits #92.Ref: 5
1977*The Eagles earned a gold record for the hit, Hotel California. The award was the second of three gold record singles for the group. The other million sellers were New Kid in Town and Heartache Tonight. Two number one songs by The Eagles -- Best of My Love and One of These Nights -- didn’t quite make the million-seller mark.Ref: 4
1977*First quadraphonic concert (Pink Floyd in London).Ref: 5
1977*Emmy 4th Daytime Award presentation.Ref: 5
1981*"Lena Horne: Lady, Music" opens at Nederlander NYC for 333 performances.Ref: 5
1982*Pulitzer prize awarded to John Updike (Rabbit is Rich).Ref: 5
1984*World of Rivers world exposition opens in New Orleans.Ref: 5
1984*"White Horse" by Laid Back hits #26.Ref: 5
1985*Lionel Richie receives an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Tuskegee Institute in AL (his alma mater).Ref: 4
1988*"Carrie" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 5 performances.Ref: 5
1989*"Entertainment Tonight" performs their 2,000th TV performance.Ref: 5
1990 Comic Relief '90 (4th one) raises $4.7 million.Ref: 5
1990*Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott Saturday Night Live to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting; 3rd time SNL uses time delay.Ref: 5
1993*Last broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV.Ref: 5
1993*Last broadcast of "Knots Landing" on CBS-TV.Ref: 5
1993*Final episode of 6 year run of ABC's "Wonder Years" in Netherlands.Ref: 5
1996*"Inherit the Wind" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 45 performances.Ref: 5
1996*"Night of the Iguana" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 performances.Ref: 5
-465*-BC- Socrates is born.Ref: 62
1662*Jan F van Bloom [Orizonte] Flemish painter, baptized, is born.Ref: 5
1670*August II the Strong One, King of Poland (355 children), is born.Ref: 5
1679*Giovanni Antonio Ricieri composer, is born.Ref: 5
1700*Luigi Vanvitelli Italian architect, is born.Ref: 5
1729*Michaël F B Freiherr von Melas Austrian general (7 Year Wars), is born.Ref: 5
1739*Jan Krtitel Vanhal composer, is born.Ref: 5
1739*Johann Baptist Wanhal composer, is born.Ref: 5
1751*Gaetano Manna composer, is born.Ref: 5
1754*Franz Anton Hoffmeister composer, is born.Ref: 5
1776*Juan Bros y Bertomel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1790*[Johannes] Carsten Hauch Danish writer, is born.Ref: 5
1797*Johann Hermann Kufferath composer, is born.Ref: 5
1803*Justus Freiherr von Liebig German chemist (agricultural chemics), is born.Ref: 5
1804*Robert Baldwin (L) helped establish cabinet government in Canada, is born.Ref: 5
1806*Amos Beebe Eaton Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1877, is born.Ref: 5
1806*J V Snellman Finland, journalist/statesman/nationalist, is born.Ref: 5
1812*Edward Lear, poet, champion of the limerick, painter and the youngest of 21 children, is born.Ref: 2
1812*Louis Ludwig Blenker Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863, is born.Ref: 5
1813*Johann Czerski German chaplin, is born.Ref: 5
1816*Edmund Beckett Grimthorpe, lawyer and architect, is born.Ref: 2
1828*Gabriel Dante Rossetti England, poet/painter, Pre-Raphaelite, is born.Ref: 5
1829*Paul Karrer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1842*Jules Emile Massenet, composer, is born in Montaud, France. (also: Cross, Milton, "Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music", Doubleday & Co, 1953)Ref: 5
1845*Gabriel Urbain Fauré, composer, is born in Pamiers, Ariege, France. (also: Cross, Milton, "Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music", Doubleday & Co, 1953)Ref: 5
1850*Henry Cabot Lodge, American statesman; Massachusetts senator from 1893 to 1924, is born.Ref: 70
1861*Ivan Caryll English composer (Pink Lady), is born.Ref: 5
1863*Charles Bordes composer, is born.Ref: 5
1868*Halsey William Wilson, US, publisher of reference books, is born.Ref: 5
1874*Baron Clemens von Pirquet, Austrian physician; devised a skin test for tuberculosis, is born.Ref: 70
1876*Harold grandson of English queen Victoria, is born.Ref: 5
1880*Lincoln Ellsworth, led first transarctic, transantarctic flights, is born.Ref: 5
1880*W Hupkes engineer/director (Dutch Rail 1938), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Albert Saverys Flemish painter, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Hermann Grabner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Piotr F Scharoff Russian/Italian actor/director (Chechov), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Nandor Zsolt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1889*Otto Frank father of Anne Frank, is born.Ref: 5
1894*Cleo Ridgely New York NY, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama, The Love Mask), is born.Ref: 5
1900*(Captain) Mildred McAfee (Horton) is born. Credits: first Director of US Navy WAVES [Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service); Wellesley College President; Distinguished Service Medalist [1945].Ref: 4
1900*Captain Mildred McAfee (Horton) first Director of U.S. Navy WAVES [Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service); Wellesley College President; Distinguished Service Medalist [1945]; is born.Ref: 4
1900*Helene Weigel Austria/German actress (Metropolis, Mutter Courage), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Hyam Greenbaum composer, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Heinrich Kirchner German sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Lennox R F Berkeley British composer (Castaway), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Wilfrid Hyde-White England, actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place), is born.Ref: 5
1906*William M Ewing US geologist/geophysicist, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Katharine Hepburn Hartford CT, actress (African Queen, Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond), is born.Ref: 68
1907*Birth of Sidney N. Correll, founder and first General Director (1946-1971) of United World Mission, Inc. This evangelical missions organization is involved worldwide in evangelism, church planting and Christian education.Ref: 5
1907*Leslie Charteris English/US detective writer (Enter the Saint), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, British chemist (penicillin/B12/Nobel 1964), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Gordon Jenkins Webster Grove MO, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Marshall Royal jazz sax/clarinet, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Bertus Aafjes Dutch poet/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Dan Daniel (Representative-D-VA, 1969- ), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Howard K Smith Los Angeles CA, TV newsman (ABC, Moderated Kennedy-Nixon debate), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, is born.Ref: 2
1916*Ellis Bonoff Kohs composer, is born.Ref: 5
1917*André A Rieu Dutch conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Julius Rosenberg, American engineer;executed with his wife for espionage in 1953, is born.Ref: 87
1918*Oscar Beregi Jr Hungary, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City), is born.Ref: 5
1921*(Otis W.) Joe Maphis country singer with wife, Rose Lee: entertainer: Hometown Jamboree, Town Hall Party, Hee Haw; songwriter: Dim Lights Thick Smoke and Loud, Loud Music; is born.Ref: 4
1921*Edvard Mikcaeli Mirzoyan composer, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Giovanni Benelli archbishop (Florence)/Papal candidate, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Henry Mackie designer of the Belfast Calorimeter, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Joseph Beuys Germany, avant-garde painter/politician, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Farley Mowat, Canadian nature writer (Never Cry Wolf), is born.Ref: 2
1922*Bob Goldham hockey: NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, is born.Ref: 4
1922 Barend Busnac office clerk/resistance fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Ewart G Abner record company executive, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Giovanni Testori Italian writer (Rocco e i suoi fratelli), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Lord Laing English biscuit manufacturer/pilot/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1923 Ewart G Abner record company executive, is born.Ref: 5
1924 Tony Hancock is born.Ref: 10
1925*John Simon theater critic (New York Times), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Lawrence "Yogi" Berra New York Yankee catcher/coach/manager, Mets, Astros, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Tony Hancock Birmingham England, actor (Rebel, Wrong Box), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Earl Hutto Panama City FL, (Representative-D-FL, 1979- ), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Mervyn M Dymally (Representative-D-CA, 1981- ), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Manuel Lujan Jr (Representative-R-NM, 1969- ), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Samuel Nujoma, President of Namibia [March 21, 1990-present], is born.Ref: 4
1929*Burt Bacharach Kansas City MO, composer (I'll Never Fall in Love Again), is born.Ref: 68
1930*Pat McCormick-Keller Lakewood CA, platform/springboard diver (Olympics-4 gold-1952, 56), is born.Ref: 5
1931 Johan Fleerackers Flemish vice-president of Dutch One, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Andrey Andreyevich Voznesensky, Russian poet, is born.Ref: 2
1935*John Bucyk Hockey Hall of Famer: NHL: Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins [Lady Byng Trophy winner: 1971], is born.Ref: 4
1935*Felipe (Felipe Rojas) Alou baseball: SF Giants [World Series: 1962/all-star: 1962, 1966, 1968], Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees, Montreal Expos, Milwaukee Brewers, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Frank Stella abstract artist, sculptor, painter: Empress of India, Guadalupe Island, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Tom Snyder, Milwaukee WI, newscaster (Tommorow, NBC Weekend News), is born.Ref: 5
1937*George Carlin, Bronx NY, comedian (7 words you can't say on television, AM & FM, Carwash), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Beryl Burton UK, won record (7) women's cycling titles, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Gerry E Studds (Representative-D-MA, 1973- ), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Andrei Amalrik Russian writer/dissident, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Susan Hampshire London England, actress (Vanity Fair, Living Free), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Millie Perkins Passaic NJ, actress (Jane-Knots Landings), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Former White House press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler is born. (XDG, p 4A, 5/12/2000)Ref: 83
1940*Millie Perkins actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Table for 5, Shooting), is born in Passaic NJ.Ref: 68
1941*Anthony Newman Los Angeles CA, harpsichordist/organist (Bhajeb), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Little Jayotis Washington US R&B singer (Persuasions), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Ruud de Wolff singer/guitarist (Blue Diamonds), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Ted (Theodore Rodger) Kubiak baseball: KC Athletics, Oakland Athletics [World Series: 1972, 1973], Milwaukee Brewers, SL Cardinals, Texas Rangers, SD Padres, id born.Ref: 4
1942*Barry B[rookes] Longyear US, sci-fi author (City of Baraboo), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Dumitru Dediu Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40 backup), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Ian Dury Upminster Essex, rocker (Blockheads)/actor (Judge Dredd), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Susan Hampshire London, actress (David Copperfield), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Timothy Hugh Brown theatre critic, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Billy Swan Cape, Giradeau LA, rocker (I Can Help), is born.Ref: 5
1943*David Walker rock keyboardist (Gary Lewis & Playboys-Diamond Ring), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Linda Dano Los Angeles CA, actress (Felicia Gallant-Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Eva Demski writer, is born.Ref: 5
1944*James Purify US singer (I'm Your Puppet), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Jayotis Washington rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Linda Carlson Knoxville TN, actress (Bev-Newhart, Katie-Kaz), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Willie Parnell US singer (Archie Bell & the Drells), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Ian McLagen rocker (Faces), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Lindsay Ann Crouse New York NY, actress (Slapshot, Iceman, Places in Heart), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Steve Winwood Birmingham England, singer/songwriter/keyboardist/guitarist (Higher Love, Roll With It), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Steve Winwood. British musician with Traffic, is born.Ref: 17
1950*Bruce Boxleitner, actor: (of Babylon 5, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, The Babe) is born in Elgin IL. (TWA, 2003)Ref: 95
1950*Pat (Patrick Leonard) Darcy baseball: pitcher: Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1975], is born.Ref: 4
1950*Billy Squier Wellesley Hills MA, heavy metal guitarist (Don't Say No), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Gabriel Byrne Dublin Ireland, actor (Hello Again, Cool World), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Jocko Marcellino rocker (Sha Na Na), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Renate Stecher-Meissner German Democratic Republic, sprinter (Olympics-gold-72), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Shozo Fujii judo champion, is born.Ref: 5
1951*Gunnar Larrson Sweden, 200 meter/400 meter swimmer (Olympics-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Kid Creole [August Darnell], rocker/actor (Obsession A Taste of Fear), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Kix Brooks Shreveport LA, singer (Brooks & Dunn-Brand New Man), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Lou[is Rodman] Whitaker 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Beth Maitland actress (Traci-Young & Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Christian Brando son of Marlon/killed sister's boyfriend, is born.Ref: 5
1958*Kim Greist Stamford CT, actress (CHUD, Brazil, Payoff, Manhunter), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Dave Christian Minnesota, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals, Olympics-gold-1980)Ref: 5
1960*Lisa Martin, Australian marathoner (Olympics-silver 1988), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Lisa Ondieki, Australian marathoner (Olympics-84, 88, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Billy Duffy rocker (The Cult-Hell's Kitchen), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Ray Gillen Cliffside Park NJ, rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Emilio Estevez New York NY, actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Amy Benz Rochester NY, LPGA golfer (1994 Oldsmobile Classic-3rd), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Mark Bradshaw Happy Camp CA, diver (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Vanessa Williams Brooklyn NY, actress (Rhonda Blair-Melrose Place), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Joy Ellen Kitzmiller Los Angeles CA, US badminton player (Olympics-92), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Stacy Wilson ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Steve Finley Union City TN, outfielder (San Diego Padres), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Rafael Bournigal Azua Dominican Republic, infielder (Oakland A's), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Stephen Baldwin actor (Beast, Lawrenceville Stories, Usual Suspects), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Steven Conran Lithgow New South Wales, Australasia golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1967*Cara Coughenour Sioux City IA, female pitcher (Colorado Silver Bullets), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Lawrence Rucchin hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Robert Blackmon defensive back (Indpls Colts, Seattle Seahawks), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Warren Rychel Tecumseh, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Mark Clark Bath IL, pitcher (New York Mets), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Kim Fields Freeman Los Angeles CA, actress (Tootie-Facts of Life, Regine-Living Single), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Andreas Hestler Victoria British Columbia, cyclist (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Andrew Coltart Dumfries Scotland, Australasia golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1970*James Michael Furyk West Chester PA, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas-5th), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Mike Malizia Utica NY, Nike golfer (1993 Doral-Ryder Open-61st), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Mike Weir Sarnia Ontario, Canadian Tour golfer (Ontario Amateur-1990, 92), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Stevie Anderson NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Todd Hallett Shelburne Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Craig Novitsky NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jamie Luner Palo Alto CA, actress (Cindy-Just the 10 of Us), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Tommy Johnson WLAF cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Annette Albertson Reno NV, Miss America-Nevada (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1972*David Oaks 100 meter/200 meter runner, is born.Ref: 5
1972*Jason Kyle NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Michelle Kahn Miss Universe-Trinidad & Tobago (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Paul Stout Saugus CA, actor (Phillip-Scarecrow & Mrs King), is born.Ref: 5
1973*MacKenzie Astin Los Angeles CA, actor (Facts of Life, Garbage Pail Kids), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Stefano Margoni hockey forward (Team Italy 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Anna Ozolins Australian rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Tiffany Stoker Clovis CA, Miss America (California-4th-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Lawrence Phillips running back (St Louis Rams), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Singer Melanie "Sporty Spice" Chisholm (Spice Girls) is born. 
1976*Matthew P Newmark actor (Joseph Carroll-Guns of Paradise), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Iva Majoli Yugoslavia, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1977*Monique de Bruin Porland OR, fencer-foil (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Amy Wheaton actress (Curse), is born.Ref: 5
912*Leo VI Sophos Byzantine Emperor (886-912), dies at 45.Ref: 5
1003*Sylvester II [Gerbert van Aurillac], first French Pope (999-1003), dies.Ref: 5
1003*Gerbert French scholar, dies in Rome.Ref: 5
1012*Sergius IV [Pietro Crescentii], Italian Pope (1009-12), dies.Ref: 5
1310*Fifty-four Knights Templars were burned at the stake as heretics in France. Established during the Crusades to protect pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land, this military order came into increasing conflict with Rome until Clement V officially dissolved it in 1312 at the Council of Vienna.Ref: 5
1382*Johanna I, Queen of Naples/Provence, dies.Ref: 5
1634*George Chapman English dramatist/interpreter, dies.Ref: 5
1641*The chief advisor to Charles I, Thomas Wentworth, is beheaded in the Tower of London, at age 48.Ref: 2
1649*Isaac Doreslaer English lawyer/diplomat, murdered.Ref: 5
1737*Cornelis van Alkemade historian, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1788*Louis E van Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Austrian duke, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1796*Johann P Uz German poet (Theodicee), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1811*Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey composer, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1814*(Declaration of Independence) Robert Treat Paine, judge, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies at age 83. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1825*Elias Mann composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1825*Stanislao Mattei composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1843*Johann Georg Lickl composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1845*August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet/interpreter/critic, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1852*John Richardson Canadian writer (War of 1812), dies.Ref: 5
1861*Christian Heinrich Hohmann composer, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1871*Daniel-François-Esprit Auber French opera composer, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1876*Henri A Esquiros French poet (Evangile du peuple), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1884*Bedrich Smetana, Bohemian composer of operas and symphonic poems, dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1886*The Shawnee Creek near Xenia OH floods. At least 28 people perish. (Xenia Daily Gazette, 3/2/1984)Ref: 83
1896*Juan Morel Campos composer, dies at 38.Ref: 5
1897*Ulrika "Minna" Cant-Johnstown Finnish playwright, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1897*Willem Roelofs painter/lithographer, dies.Ref: 5
1900*Wilhelm Steinitz Prague, chess champion (1866-1894).Ref: 5
1903*Richard Henry Stoddard, American poet, critic and editor, dies at age 77.Ref: 70
1907*J K Huysmans writer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1908*Melesio Morales composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1921*Emilia Pardo Bazan Spanish writer (La sirena negra), dies.Ref: 5
1924*Charles Henri Marechal composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1925*Amy Lowell Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: What’s O’Clock [1926]; Sword Blades and Poppy Seeds; dies at age 51.Ref: 4
1925*Alfred Milner British Governor (Cape Colony)/minister, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1925*Artur Napoleao dos Santos composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1930 Pieter Jelles Troelstra Dutch SDAP leader, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1931*Eugene-Auguste Ysaye composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1935*Josef Pilsudski Polish dictator (1926-35), dies.Ref: 5
1942*1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz.Ref: 5
1943*Albert Stoessel composer, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1944*Arthur T Quiller-Couch [Q] British author/critic, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1948*Isidor Achron composer, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1951*Oscar DePriest (Representative-D-IL), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1956*Louis Calhern (Carl Henry Vogt) actor: The Count of Monte Cristo, Duck Soup, Blackboard Jungle, Prisoner of Zenda, The Student Prince; dies at age 61.Ref: 4
1956*Hendrik P Marchant Dutch minister of Education, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1956*Vladimir Ambros composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1957*Erich von Stroheim, Austrian film director, writer and actor, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1960*Cecil Armstrong Gibbs composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1961*Tony (Melvin) Bettenhausen International Motorsports Hall of Famer; is killed while test driving a racecar at Indpls Motor Speedway.Ref: 4
1962*Thomas Milton Rivers, American virologist; helped develop the polio vaccine, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1962*Dick Calkins co-author (Buck Rogers), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1963*Stanislaw Wiechowicz composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1965*Roger Vailland French playwright (La Truite), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1967*Julius Kalas composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1967*John Masefield England, 15th poet laureate (Salt-Water Ballads), dies at age 88.Ref: 70
1970*Race riots in Augusta GA; 6 blacks killed (5 by cops).Ref: 5
1970*Nelly Sachs Germany, poet (O the Chimneys-Nobel 1966), dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1970*Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WWI, WWII), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1971*Florence Blanchfield, an American nurse who was the first woman to become a fully ranked officer of the U.S. Army, dies.Ref: 70
1973*Art Pollard, auto racer, is killed during the Indianapolis 500 time trials.Ref: 4
1973*Frances Marion screenwriter (Pollyanna, Camille), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1980*Lillian Roth actress (Animal Crackers, Alice Sweet Alice), dies.Ref: 5
1981*Benjamin H Sheares President of Singapore, dies.Ref: 5
1982*Humphrey Searle writer (20th Century counterpoint), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1984*Doris May actress (Peck's Bad Boy), dies of heart failure at 81.Ref: 5
1985*Jean Debuffet French painter/sculptor, dies.Ref: 5
1986*Elizabeth Bergner, Austrian motion-picture and stage actress, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1986*Elisabeth Bergner dies at 85.Ref: 5
1986*Lee Bonnell dies.Ref: 5
1987*Victor Feldman pianist/drummer, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1989*Joe Valdez Caballero creator of hard taco shell, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1989*Marcelle de Manziarly composer, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1992*Robert Reed (John Robert Rietz, Jr.) (of the "Brady Bunch") dies of AIDs at 59.Ref: 4
1992*Joe Burke president (Kansas City Royals), dies at 68, dies.Ref: 5
1994*Roy Plunkett scientist: discovered polytetrafluoroethylene, better known as Teflon [Apr 6, 1938]; dies.Ref: 4
1994*Erik H. Erikson, psychologist (Childhood and Society), dies.Ref: 70
1994*Alfred Lane Beit connoisseur, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1994*David Brooks psychologist, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1994*Helen Lee Mai Hong Kong actress, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1994*John Smith British Labour Party chairman (1992-94), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1995*Arthur Lubin film director, dies at 95.Ref: 5
1995 Giorgio Belladonna bridge champion, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1995*Reza Abdoh theatre Director, dies at 32.Ref: 5
1996*Authorities in Florida called off the search for possible survivors from the crash of ValuJet Flight 592, a day after the jetliner nose-dived into the Everglades with 110 people on board.Ref: 6
1996*Hubert William Dean air armaments specialist, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1996 Robert Edwin Hall mountaineer/businessman, dies at 35Ref: 5
1999*Saul Steinberg, Romanian-born American cartoonist and illustrator, dies at age 84.Ref: 70
2000*Adam Petty, aged 19, the 4th-generation driver of NASCAR's most famous family, dies in a crash during practice for the Busch 200 at the New Hampshire International Speedway. (XDG, p 4A, 5/12/2001)Ref: 83
2001*Perry (Pierino) Como, Grammy Award-winning singer; former barber; dies.Ref: 4
2003*Suicide bombers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killed 26 people, including nine U.S. citizens.Ref: 70

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