Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
May 14th

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33*The day commonly accepted as the day of Christ's ascension.Ref: 62
796*The coronation of Eardwulf of Northumbria (of England) by Eanbald of York at York.Ref: 16
1004*(or 15th) Henry II the Saint crowned as king of Italy.Ref: 5
1027*Robert II, the Vrome, names son Henry I, king of France.Ref: 5
1572*Ugo Buoncompagni is elected Pope Gregory XIIIRef: 69
1576 Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten.Ref: 5
1607*In Virginia, on the first Sunday after the arrival of the Jamestown Expedition, Anglican priest Robert Hunt, 39, held the first Anglican service in the New World. Named chaplain of the expedition to Jamestown, Hunt was also the first Anglican priest to come to America.Ref: 5
1607*First permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown VA.Ref: 5
1634*The Massachusetts Bay Colony passes the New World's first property tax law. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1645*Boston: Thomas Dudley is elected governor. 
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Increase Mather and Sir William Phipps, the newly elected governor of the colony, arrive in Boston. They bring with them a charter ending the 1684 prohibition of self-governance within the colony.Ref: 20
1767*British government disbands Americans import duty on tea.Ref: 5
1787*Delegates begin gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draw up the U.S. Constitution.Ref: 70
1811*Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day).Ref: 5
1845*Utrecht-Arnhem Railway opens.Ref: 5
1846*Donner Party: Riders bring the Donner Party mail informing the travelers that hostilities had broken out with Mexico.Ref: 27
1860*A mission from Japan arrives in the US. The delegates are the first Japanese diplomats ever to make an official visit to another country. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1884*Anti-Monopoly party forms in the US.Ref: 5
1896*Lowest US temperature in May recorded (-10ºF Climax CO).Ref: 5
1897*Quart-sized Mason jars are offered for food preservation by Sears, Roebuck & Co for a little over 6¢ each per case of 96. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1903*President Theodore Roosevelt visits San FranciscoRef: 5
1910*Canada authorizes issuing of silver dollar coins.Ref: 5
1913*John D. Rockefeller made the largest gift of money (to that time) by establishing the Rockefeller Foundation for $100,000,000. The foundation promotes “the well-being of mankind throughout the world.”Ref: 17
1919*Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical In hac tanta.Ref: 5
1920*A small article appeared in the Lynn, Massachusetts, Daily Evening Item announcing that two young men, H. Allen Durkee and Fred L. Mower had formed a partnership in the manufacture of Marshmallow Fluff. 
1920*According to the Bureau of Public Health, American life expectancy is slightly over 54, up five years since the turn of the century. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1921*Florence Allen is first woman judge to sentence a man to death.Ref: 5
1921*Mussolini's fascists obtains 29 parliament seats.Ref: 5
1932*"We Want Beer!" parade in New York.Ref: 5
1935*A plebiscite in the Philippines ratifies an independence agreement.Ref: 2
1941*3,600 Jews arrested in Paris.Ref: 35
1943*The Senate passes an income tax withholding plan. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1947*The US War Department rushes 1.2 million tons of food, mostly grain to war-ravaged Germany. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1948*US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.Ref: 5
1948*US grants Israel de facto recognition.Ref: 5
1948*After nineteen centuries of enforced exile, the Jewish people regained their homeland when the State of Israel was formally proclaimed in Tel Aviv. On this same date, the U.S. became the first world nation to recognize the newly-refounded state of Israel.Ref: 5
1949*In what will escalate into an international incident, US authorities take US communist fugitive Gerhard Eisler off the Polish ship "Batory" in London. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1952*The oceanliner USS United States, designed to set an Atlantic speed record, gets her first sea trial. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1954 Belgium shortens military conscription from 20 to 18 months.Ref: 5
1955 Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania.Ref: 5
1955*US performs nuclear test in Pacific Ocean.Ref: 5
1961*A bus carrying black and white civil rights activists is bombed and burned in Alabama.Ref: 2
1962*US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.Ref: 5
1962*Ex-President Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years.Ref: 5
1962*Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain.Ref: 5
1963*Kuwait is 111th member of the United Nations.Ref: 5
1964 The waters of the Nile are diverted as Egypt begins a new phase in the construction of the Aswan Dam. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1964*Underground America Day is first observed.Ref: 5
1965*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1965*2nd Chinese atom bomb explodes.Ref: 5
1968 Czechoslovakian Government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dubcek.Ref: 5
1968 RAF-leader Andreas Baader sentenced to 3 years in West Berlin.Ref: 5
1969*Last Chevrolet Corvair produced.Ref: 5
1969*Abortion & contraception legalized in Canada.Ref: 5
1970*(US Supreme Court Justice) Harry A Blackmun appointed to the Supreme Court.Ref: 5
1970*RAF-leader Andreas Baader freed after serving 2 years in West Berlin.Ref: 5
1971*Danny Wood singer: group: New Kids on the Block: Hangin’ Tough, Please Don't Go Girl, I’ll Be Loving You Forever, is born.Ref: 4
1973*Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London.Ref: 5
1973*US Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military.Ref: 5
1974*In the Anglican Church in England, the Rev. F. Donald Coggan, 64, was named the 101st Archbishop of Canterbury by Queen Elizabeth II, succeeding former Archbishop Michael Ramsey.Ref: 5
1975*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1975 French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia.Ref: 5
1976*Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast.Ref: 5
1976 India and Pakistan announce they will restore diplomatic relations. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1977 Netherlands State Delta Kappa Gamma Society forms.Ref: 5
1980*President Carter inaugurates the Department of Health and Human Services. (XDG, p 4A, 5/14/2003)Ref: 83
1982 Guinea adopts constitution.Ref: 5
1983*President Reagan grants a pardon to Watergate burglar Eugenio Martinez. Reagan refuses to pardon E Howard Hunt or Jeb Stuart Magruder. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1985*The first McDonald’s restaurant -- in Des Plaines, IL -- became the first museum of the fast-food business. McMannequins, McPosters and loads of McPhotos display years of hamburger McProgress!Ref: 4
1985*The third most widely-used form of contraception in the U.S. celebrated its 25th birthday. The Pill is now the leading form of contraception and continues to be the focus of controversy. Even country stars Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty sang a duet that turned into a big, hit song titled, The Pill.Ref: 4
1987*Colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000.Ref: 5
1989 Demonstration for democratic reforms in Beijing's Tiananmen square.Ref: 5
1990*Dow Jones average hits a record 2,821.53.Ref: 5
1991*In South Africa, Winnie Mandela is sentenced to six years in prison for her part in the kidnapping and beating of three black youths and the death of a fourth.Ref: 2
1991*Britain's Queen Elizabeth the Second arrived in Washington to begin a two-week visit to the United States.Ref: 6
1991*World's Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs.Ref: 5
1991*President Bush announced his selection of Robert M. Gates to head the Central Intelligence Agency.Ref: 5
1992*Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev addressed members of the U.S. Congress, appealing to them to pass a bill aiding the people of the former Soviet Union.Ref: 70
1993 President Clinton told a news conference his threat of military force to halt the war in Yugoslavia was "still on the table", despite opposition from European allies. (XDG, p 4A, 5/14/2003)Ref: 83
1994*(US Supreme Court Justice) The Senate confirms the appointment of Stephen Breyer as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. 
1995*Myrlie Evers-Williams was sworn in to head the NAACP.Ref: 6
1995*Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's 2nd most senior spiritual leader.Ref: 5
1996*A jury in Pontiac, Michigan, acquitted Dr. Jack Kevorkian of assisted-suicide charges, his third legal victory in two years.Ref: 6
1998 The Associated Press commemorated its 150th anniversary.Ref: 70
2000*Tens of thousands of mothers rallied in Washington to demand strict control of handguns.Ref: 6
2001*The Supreme Court ruled that there is no exception in federal law for people to use marijuana to ease their pain from cancer, AIDS or other illnesses.Ref: 70
2002 NATO and Russia reach a historic agreement to combat common security threats in the post-September 11 era. (XDG, p 4A, 5/14/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Former President Carter addresses Cubans, in an unprecedented hour of live, uncensored television, telling them that their country did not meet international standards of democracy. (XDG, p 4A, 5/14/2003)Ref: 83
1796*English physician Edward Jenner administersthe first vaccination against smallpox to an 8-year-old boy.Ref: 70
1804*Lewis & Clark: The Expedition sets off from Camp Dubois (on east bank of Mississippi, upstream from St. Louis) "under a jentle brease," Clark writes. (Lewis is in St. Louis and joins group a few days later.).Ref: 65
1847 The HMS Driver becomes the first steamship to sail around the world. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1853*Gail Borden applies for a patent for making condensed milk.Ref: 5
1862*Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patented the chronograph -- a timepiece that allows for split-second timing of sporting events.Ref: 4
1878*The trademarked name Vaseline (for a brand of petroleum jelly) was registered by Robert A. Chesebrough. You have probably heard of his Chesebrough-Pond’s company.Ref: 4
1897*Guglielmo Marconi sends first communication by wireless telegraph.Ref: 2
1908*Charles W Furnas becomes the Wright Brothers first airplane passenger, at Kitty Hawk NC.Ref: 46
1926*Explorers Roald Admunsen and Lincoln Ellsworth fly over Alaska after crossing the North Pole in the dirigible "Norge". ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1935*Los Angeles' Griffith Planetarium opens, 3rd in US.Ref: 5
1949*Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral.Ref: 5
1954*Boeing Aircraft rolls out the Dash 80, a prototype of a four-engine jetliner that will revolutionize air travel as the Boeing 707. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1960*USSR launch first (unmanned) space capsule.Ref: 5
1973*The United States launched Skylab 1, its first manned space station.Ref: 70
1981*NASA launches space vehicle S-192Ref: 5
1264*Simon de Montfort suprises Henry and Edward with early movements of his troops on the hills above the castle. Henry and Richard of Cornwall defend the centre and left of the castle, but Edward attacks the lighter armed Londoners to the right and forcing them to flee, follows them off the battle site. When he returns, he finds that Henry is trapped in the priory and gives himself up in exchange for his father's release. King Henry III is captured by his brother-in-law, Simon de Montfort, at the Battle of Lewes in the Baron's War, giving the barons victory over the crown.Ref: 5
1509*At the Battle of Agnadello, the French defeat the Venitians in Northern Italy.Ref: 2
1590*Battle at Ivry: French king Henri IV beats Catholic League.Ref: 5
1638 Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquerors Batticaloa, Ceylon.Ref: 5
1664 Turkish great Köprülü attacks 120,000 Donau soldiers.Ref: 5
1702 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw.Ref: 5
1702*England & Netherlands declares war on France & Spain.Ref: 5
1836*The Treaties of Velasco are signed by Santa Anna, promising the cessation of hostilities and the withdrawal of Mexican troops to below the Rio Grande. Ref 
1863*Union General Nathanial Banks heads towards Port Hudson along the Mississippi River.Ref: 2
1863*Battle of Jackson MS.Ref: 5
1864*Battle of Reseca GA -Atlanta- (2nd day).Ref: 5
1864*William N Green Jr Union Brigadier-General, dies.Ref: 5
1897 Great-Britain signs treaty with emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia.Ref: 5
1916*Italian positions penetrated by Austrians.Ref: 38
1940*Nazi bombs Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrender to Germany.Ref: 5
1940*German breakthrough at Sedan.Ref: 5
1940*Lord Beaverbrook appointed British minister of aircraft production.Ref: 5
1940*Admiral Furstner departs to England.Ref: 5
1942*The British Army, in retreat from Burma, reaches India.Ref: 2
1942*US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded.Ref: 5
1943*A Japanese submarine sinks the Australian hospital ship CENTAUR resulting in 299 dead. 
1944*British troops occupy Kohima.Ref: 5
1944*91 German bombers harass Bristol.Ref: 5
1944*General Rommel, Speidel & von Stülpnagel attempt to assassinate Hitler.Ref: 5
1945*Kamikaze-Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Enterprise.Ref: 5
1945*US offensive on Okinawa, Sugar Loaf conquered.Ref: 5
1948 Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot, north of Jerusalem.Ref: 5
1969*Three companies of the 101st Airborne Division fail to push North Vietnamese forces off Hill 937 (Hamburger Hill) in South Vietnam.Ref: 2
1975*US forces raided the Cambodian island of Koh Tang, recaptured the American merchant ship Mayaguez. All 40 crew members were released safely by Cambodia, but some 40 U-S servicemen were killed in the military operation.Ref: 5
1874*McGill University and Harvard met at Cambridge, MA for the first college football game to charge admission. Harvard wins. This is also the first time that a goalpost was used at both ends of the playing field.Ref: 4
1885*11th Kentucky Derby: Babe Henderson aboard Joe Cotton wins in 2:37¼.Ref: 5
1886*12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36½.Ref: 5
1888*14th Kentucky Derby: George Covington aboard MacBeth II wins in 2:38¼.Ref: 5
1890*16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45.Ref: 5
1892*Vitesse 1892 soccer team forms in Arnhem.Ref: 5
1894*Fire in the Boston bleachers during a game between the Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles spreads to 170 adjoining buildings. There are no fatalities.Ref: 5
1904*The Olympic Games open in St. Louis, MO. It marked the first time that the games were held in the United States.Ref: 4
1905*2nd official international soccer match, Netherlands beats Belgium 4-0.Ref: 5
1906*Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising.Ref: 5
1913*Washington Senator Walter Johnson ends record scoreless streak at 56 innings.Ref: 5
1914*Chicago's Jim Scott no-hits Cleveland, gives up 2 hits in 10th & loses 1-0.Ref: 5
1918*Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington DC.Ref: 5
1918*Indians' Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19).Ref: 5
1919*45th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53.Ref: 5
1920*Giants inform Yankees that the lease allowing them to play in the Polo Grounds will not be renewed at end of 1920 season.Ref: 5
1920*Senator legend Walter Johnson beats the Tigers, 9-8, for his 300th major league victory.Ref: 1
1927*53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06.Ref: 5
1928*John McGraw is knocked down by a taxicab & suffers a broken leg.Ref: 5
1938*64th Preakness: Maurice Peters aboard Dauber wins in 1:59.8.Ref: 5
1938*English soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3.Ref: 5
1940*Boston's Jimmie Foxx homerun goes over Comiskey Park's left field roof.Ref: 5
1949*75th Preakness: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 1:56.Ref: 5
1950*Pirates' first baseman Johnny Hopp helps his team crush the Cubs, 16-9 as the Nebraska native goes 6-for-6 including a pair homers. The All-star was nicknamed 'Hippity'.Ref: 1
1955*High School basketball star Wilt Chamberlain, 7' 2", announces he'll play for the University of Kansas next year. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1960*Bally Ache, the winner of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, MD, was sold for $1,250,000.Ref: 4
1961*Mickey Wright wins LPGA Columbus Golf Open.Ref: 5
1967*Mickey Mantle's 500th career HR off of Stu Miller helps the Yankees defeat the Orioles, 6-5; the "Commerce Comet' is the sixth major leaguer to reach this plateau.Ref: 1
1972*The forty-one year old Willie Mays makes a dramatic debut for his new team as he hits a game winning HR off his former team to give the Mets a 5-4 victory over the Giants; his 647th carreer HR in the fifth broke a 4-4 deadlock.Ref: 1
1977*The first no-hitter is thrown by a Royals pitcher at Royals Stadium as Jim Colborn beats the Texas Rangers, 6-0.Ref: 1
1977*Stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games.Ref: 5
1978*Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1980*Bucky Dent hits an inside the park homerun, Royals walk 14 Yankees including 5 with bases loaded, Yankees win 16-3.Ref: 5
1981*35th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2, to win their 14th NBA championship.Ref: 5
1983*Rosa Mota runs female world record 20k (1:06:55.5).Ref: 5
1986*Cardinal Jose Oquendo becomes the first non-pitcher to get a major league decision losing to the Braves in nineteen innings, 7-5.Ref: 1
1986*Angel Reggie Jackson homers off Red Sox hurler Roger Clemens to surpass Mickey Mantle on the all-time HR list with 537 and moves into 6th place on the all-time list.Ref: 1
1988*First non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cardinals lose to the Atlanta Braves 7-5 in 19 innings.Ref: 5
1989 First Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta).Ref: 5
1989*First time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett).Ref: 5
1989*Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1990*46th time opposing pitchers hit homeruns, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos).Ref: 5
1992 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Cindy Coburn-Carroll.Ref: 5
1993*Jay Gainer of the Colorado Rockies hits a home run in his first major league at bat on the first pitch.Ref: 12
1994*Paul Shuey, Cleveland Indians, strikes out 4 batters in the 9th inning. (Sporting News Complete Baseball Record Book, 2002, ISBN 0-89204-668-0) 
1994*The Kansas City Royals retire George Brett's uniform No. 5.Ref: 29
1994*Dave Winfield passes Frank Robinson for 12th on RBI list with 1,617.Ref: 5
1995*Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career homerun (ties for 18th).Ref: 5
1995*41st McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Kelly Robbins.Ref: 5
1996*Dwight Gooden hurls only the eighth regular-season no-hitter in Yankee history, a 2-0, blanking of the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium.Ref: 86
1997*Baseball's Exec Council suspends New York Yankee owner George Steinbrenner.Ref: 5
2000*Although Sammy Sosa gets five hits, Henry Rodriquez drives in seven runs and Eric Young steals five bases, the Cubs still manage to lose to the Expos, 16-15. Young¹s accomplishment on the bases is the most by a Cubs player since 1881 when George Gore stole seven bases.Ref: 1
2002*At Latino-American Stadium, 77 year-old Jimmy Carter throws the ceremonial first pitch of the Cuban League All-Star game. Warming up, the former U.S. President is coached by one-time big league pitching prospect, Fidel Castro.Ref: 1
2003*Kendall and Jake Burnham become the first husband-and-wife team to appear in a professional baseball game as the newly-weds play for the San Angelo Colts of the independent Central League. With her husband Jake starting at third base, the former fastpitch softball star, with two out in the bottom of the ninth strikes out looking at three pitches in the 8-1 loss to Amarillo.Ref: 1
1800 Friedrich von Schiller's "Macbeth" premieres in Weimar.Ref: 5
1832 Felix Mendelssohn's "Hebrides" premieres.Ref: 5
1842*First edition of London Illustrated News.Ref: 5
1897*A statue of George Washington was unveiled in Philadelphia, PA. To commemorate the occasion, John Philip Sousa’s march, The Stars and Stripes Forever, was performed. It was the first public performance for Sousa’s march and the President of the US, William McKinley, was in the audience.Ref: 4
1913 French Hals museum opens in Harleem Netherlands.Ref: 5
1927*"Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Ben Bernie.Ref: 5
1937*Duke Ellington and his band recorded the classic, Caravan, for Brunswick Records.Ref: 4
1939*Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor are wed in San Diego. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1942 Famed actor John Barrymore was rehearsing a sketch with Rudy Vallee for a scene that refers to the actor’s possible death from excessive drinking. Two weeks later, to the day, John Barrymore died from complications brought about by -- excess imbibing.Ref: 4
1942*Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait" was first performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.Ref: 70
1945 The Sparrow and the Hawk, a serial for kids, was first broadcast over CBS radio.Ref: 4
1945 Tennessee Jed made his debut on ABC radio. Johnny Thomas played the part of Tennessee Jed Sloan.Ref: 4
1946 Paul Hindemith's "For Those We Love" premieres.Ref: 5
1948 Israeli Radio Station Kol Yisrael's first broadcast.Ref: 5
1949*"Love Life" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 252 performances.Ref: 5
1951*Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC.Ref: 5
1951*Sammy Fain/EY Harburg's musical "Flahooley" premieres at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 40 performances.Ref: 5
1957*Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town" premieres at 46th St Theater NYC for 432 performances.Ref: 5
1959*President Eisenhower breaks ground for a new performing arts complex in New York City that will become known as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1960*"At the Drop of a Hat" closes at John Golden NYC after 216 performances.Ref: 5
1960 Virgil Thomson's "Missa Pro Defunctis" premieres in Pottstown NY.Ref: 5
1966*"A Lover's Concerto" by Mrs Miller hits #95.Ref: 5
1968*Beatles announce formation of Apple Corp.Ref: 5
1969 Jacqueline Susann’s second novel, The Love Machine, was published by Simon and Schuster. It went on to become a huge seller, and further established Susann as a writer of intense, erotic novels, several of which were turned into successful movies for TV.Ref: 4
1970*NYC local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing.Ref: 5
1971*The Honey Cone received a gold record for the single, Want Ads. The female soul trio was formed in Los Angeles in 1969 and scored two million-sellers, Want Ads and Stick Up. The trio had a total of four songs on the charts that were moderate hits. Only Want Ads, however, made it to the number one position.Ref: 4
1972*24th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Carrol O'Conner & Jean Stapleton.Ref: 5
1973*Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, last airs on NBC-TV.Ref: 5
1976*Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter.Ref: 5
1977*English football international Bobby Moore retires.Ref: 5
1978*"Working" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 25 performances.Ref: 5
1980*"Musical Chairs" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 15 performances.Ref: 5
1983*"She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby hits #5.Ref: 5
1984*19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama wins.Ref: 5
1986*Institute for War documents publishes Anne Franks complete diary.Ref: 5
1987 "Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany.Ref: 5
1988*"Mail" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 36 performances.Ref: 5
1989*Final TV episode of "Family Ties" airs.Ref: 5
1989*"Moonlighting", TV Crime Drama, last airs on ABC.Ref: 5
1994*Mayflower Madame Sydney Biddle Barrows (42) weds Darnay Hoffman (46).Ref: 5
1995*"My Thing of Love" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 16 performances.Ref: 5
1998*The hit TV series "Seinfeld" aired its final episode, in front of 108 M viewers, after nine years on NBC (commercials are $2 million for 30 seconds).Ref: 70
1316*Charles IV king of Bohemia (1346-78)/emperor (1355-78), is born.Ref: 5
1533*Margaret of Valois, queen consort of Navarre, is born.Ref: 2
1553*Margaret of Valois, Queen consort of Navarre known mainly for her "Memoires", is born.Ref: 70
1645*Francois de Callieres, French author and diplomat, is born.Ref: 70
1652*Johann Philipp Fortsch composer, is born.Ref: 5
1679*Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow Danish astronomer, is born.Ref: 5
1686*Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, German physicist, instrument maker, inventor of the thermometer, is born in Danzig, Germany.Ref: 2
1707*Antonio Teixeira composer, is born.Ref: 5
1710*Adolf Frederik king of Sweden (1751-70), is born.Ref: 5
1727*Thomas Gainsborough England, baptized, artist (The Blue Boy), is born in Sudbury, England.Ref: 68
1771*Thomas Wedgwood, English physicist, photography pioneer, is born in Stokeupon-Trent, England.Ref: 68
1771*Robert Owen England, factory owner/socialist, is born.Ref: 5
1780*Auguste De Polignac premier France (Réponse à mes adversaires), is born.Ref: 5
1781*Friedrich von Raumer German historian/parliamentarian, is born.Ref: 5
1798*Frantisek Palacky Czechoslovakia, historian, is born.Ref: 5
1805*Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann composer, is born.Ref: 5
1816*Gualtiero Sanelli composer, is born.Ref: 5
1830*George Pierce Doles Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1836*James Patrick Major Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1877, is born.Ref: 5
1842*Composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, who collaborated with Sir William Gilbert in writing 14 comic operas, is born in London.Ref: 68
1843*Henry Walker, artist, is born in Boston MA. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1846 Arnold Kerdijk Dutch liberal politician/founder (Social Weekly newspaper), is born.Ref: 5
1846*Pieter W A Cort van de Linden Dutch premier (1913-18), is born.Ref: 5
1847*Sir Frederick Borden, Canadian statesman; helped create Canadian navy, is born.Ref: 70
1852*Alton Parker, American politician; opposed Theodore Roosevelt in 1904, is born.Ref: 70
1864*Eleanor Everest Freer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1867*Kurt Eisner German premier of revolutionary Bavaria (1918-19), is born.Ref: 5
1870*Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1880*Bertie C Forbes, founder of "Forbes Magazine" (in 1917) is born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1881*Ed Walsh pitcher, whose lifetime ERA of 1.82 is the lowest ever, Hall of Fame-1946, is born in Plains PA.Ref: 5
1883*Julian Eltinge [William Dalton], Newtonville MA, vaudeville star/greatest female impersonator, is born.Ref: 68
1883*Jan Olieslagers Belgian aviation pioneer (Antwerp Devil), is born.Ref: 5
1884*Claude Dornier, aircraft designer/manufacturer, one of the first to build all-metal airplanes, pioneer in the design of sea planes, is born in Kempten, Germany. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1885*Otto Klemperer Breslau Germany, conductor/composer (Das Ziel), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Miles Mander Wolverhampton England, actor (Tower of London), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Egon Kornauth composer, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Arthur Vincent Lourie composer, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Felix Petyrek composer, is born.Ref: 5
1893*Ivan Alexandrovich Vishnegradsky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Lew Lehr Philadelphia PA, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Renato Lunelli composer, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Al White, American diver and Olympic gold medalist (1924), is born.Ref: 70
1897*Sidney Bechet US, jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/band leader, is born in New Orleans LA.Ref: 5
1898*Bonifacio Gil Garcia composer, is born.Ref: 5
1898*Zutty Singleton US jazz drummer is born in Bunkie LA.Ref: 5
1899*Earl Combs, outfielder, Hall of Famer, is born in Pebworth KY. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1900*Billie Dove [Lilian Bohny] New York NY, actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Leo Smit composer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Hastings Kamuzu Banda President of Malawi (1964-94), is born.Ref: 5
1906*James Flavin Portland ME, actor (Man With a Camera), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Mohammad Ayub, President of Pakistan (1958-1969), is born.Ref: 70
1907*Dick Bentley entertainer, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Vladimir Alatortsev USSR, International Chess Master (1950), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Hans Vogt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1911 J Borremans Belgian politician (communist)/MP, is born.Ref: 5
1912 Marguerite Fawdry museum curator, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Walter Terry, noted dance critic for 46 years, authored 22 books on the subject, is born in Brooklyn, NY. ("May 14, Your Birthday", Natalis Press, ©1990) 
1915*Harry Joseph Chick Daugherty trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Skip (Lloyd) Martin bandleader, composer, arranger: Hammer Blow [from Mike Hammer], Singin’ in the Rain, Guys and Dolls, April Love, Funny Face, Silk Stockings, Les Girls; died in Feb 1976, is born.Ref: 4
1917*Herta Ryder literary agent, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Lou Harrison Portland OR, composer (Rapunzel), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Norman Luboff choral leader: The Norman Luboff Choir; is born.Ref: 4
1919*Heloise (Reese), columnist (Heloise & her helpful hints), is born in Fort Worth TX.Ref: 5
1919 Maarten Vrolijk Dutch socialist-democrat party minister (CRM 1965-66), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Richard Deacon actor: The Dick Van Dyke Show, B.J. and the Bear, Leave It to Beaver, Carousel, Francis in the Haunted House, The Patsy, Bad Manners, Blackbeard’s Ghost; is born.Ref: 4
1922*Richard Deacon actor (Mel Cooley-Dick Van Dyke Show), is born.Ref: 5
1922 Agha Hasan Abedi banker, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Diane Arbus [Nemerov] New York NY, photographer (Vogue/Harper's Bazaar, Nudists), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Joly Braga Santos composer, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Patrice Munsel, Spokane WA, soprano (Patrice Munsel Show), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Tristram Ogilvie Cary composer, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Al Porcino jazz musician: trumpet: played with Louis Prima, Tommy Dorsey, Georgie Auld, Gene Krupa, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Don Costa, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Jerry Lewis, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Buddy Rich, Chuck Mangione, Mel Torme, is born.Ref: 4
1925*Les (John Lester) Moss baseball: catcher: SL Browns, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1926*Cestmir Gregor composer, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Eric Morecambe London, comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Shirley Spork LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Vladimir Antoshin USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1964), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Gump (Lorne John) Worsley Hockey Hall of Famer: goaltender: New York [Calder Trophy as NHL’s top rookie: 1953], Montreal Canadians [Stanley Cup: 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969/Vezina Trophy winner: 1964, 1966], Minnesota North Stars: consented to wear a mask during his last season in NHL; physical resemblance to a popular comic strip character earned him the nickname, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Edward V "Ned" Regan Planfield NJ, (Controller-R-NY, 1978- ), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Phillipo Seed social work academic, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Alvin Augustus Lucier Jr composer, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Richard P. Brickner, novelist (The Broken Year), is born.Ref: 2
1933*Lajos Kovacs Hungary, actor (Wings of Desire), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Frederik von Pallandt singer, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Bobby Darin [Walden Waldo Cassotto] Bronx NY, singer (Mack the Knife), is born in New York City.Ref: 5
1936*Dick (Richard Dalton) Howser baseball: KC Athletics [all-star: 1961], Cleveland Indians, NY Yankees; manager: NY Yankees, KC Royals:: 404-365 record [.525], 2 division titles, World Championship [1985], uniform [#10] was first number retired by Royals retired by Royals, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Dick Howser shortstop (Kansas City A's), manager (Kansas City Royals), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Eric Herfst Dutch cabaret performer/actor (Floris), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Peter Frederic Williams composer, is born.Ref: 5
1939*M N Fathulin cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Chay Blyth English sailor (Alone in Order to the World), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Byron L Dorgan (Representative-D-ND, 1981- ), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Gerald Mark Shapiro composer, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Lord McAlpine English contractor/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Tony (Atanasio Rigal) Perez baseball: Cincinnati Reds [all-star: 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1976/World Series: 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976], Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies [World Series: 1983]; manager: Cincinnati Reds, is born in Camaguey Cuba.Ref: 4
1943*Elizabeth Ray Marshall NC, congressman Wilbur Mills' lover, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Dereck "Lek" Leckenby, Leeds England, guitarist with Herman's Hermits, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Alan B Mollohan (Representative-D-WV, 1983- ), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Jack Bruce Lanarkshire Scotland, bassist (Cream-White Room), is born.Ref: 5
1944*George Lucas (George Walton Lucas Jr.) film producer, director: Star Wars series, Indiana Jones series, American Graffiti, is born in Modesto CA.Ref: 4
1944*Francesca Annis London England, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune, Cleopatra, Flipper's New Adventures), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Troy Shondell rocker (Many Sides of Troy Shondell), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Gene Cornish, musician: guitar: group: The Young Rascals: Good Lovin’, Groovin’, A Girl like You, How Can I be Sure, People Got to be Free, Music Music, is born in Ottowa Canada.Ref: 4
1946*Alan David Marks pianist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Al Ciner Chicago IL, rock guitarist (American Breed), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Karin Struck writer, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Tamara Dobson Baltimore MD, actress (Amazons, Cleopatra Jones), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Dick (Richard William) Tidrow "Dirt", baseball: pitcher: Cleveland Indians, NY Yankees [World Series: 1976, 1977, 1978], Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, NY Mets, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Robert Zemeckis director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Walter Olkewicz Bayonne NJ, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Dave (David Eugene) LaRoche baseball: pitcher: California Angels [all-star: 1977], Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians [all-star: 1976], NY Yankees [World Series: 1981], is born.Ref: 4
1948*Tom Gilmore hockey: WHA: LA Sharks, Edmonton Oilers, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Mark Blum Newark NJ, actor (Worth Winning, Blind Date, Presidio), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Jay Beckenstein saxophonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Season (Susan) Hubley New York NY, actress (PrettyKill, Vice Squad, Hardcore), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Pierre Plante hockey: NHL: Philadelphia Flyers, SL Blues, Chicago Blackhawks, NY Rangers, Quebec Nordiques, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Actor David Byrne is born. (TWA, 2003)Ref: 95
1952*Robert Zemeckis Academy Award-winning director: Forrest Gump [1994]; Death Becomes Her, Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Romancing the Stone, Used Cars, I Wanna Hold Your Hand; script writer [w/Bob Gale]: 1941; executive producer: Tales from the Crypt, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Donald R McMonagle Flint MI, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 39, 54, 66), is born.Ref: 5
1952*M J Smith LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1952*David Byrne singer: group: Talking Heads: Love Goes to Building on Fire; composer for film: True Stories, is born in Dunbartin ScotandRef: 4
1953*Tom Cochrane musician: guitar: group: Red Rider: White Hot, Lunatic Fringe, Young Thing, The Untouchable One, Good Times; solo: Life is a Highway, Sinking Like a Sunset, I Wish You Well, is born in Toronto CanadaRef: 4
1953*Bill Meek Upland PA, prone rifle (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1955*[Jose] Dennis Martinez Nicaragua, pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Gillian [Marucha] Bradshaw US, sci-fi author (Hawk of May), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Steve Hogarth Kendal England, vocals (Marillion-Clutching at Straws), is born.Ref: 5
1957*William G Gregory Lockport NY, Major USAF/Astronaut (STS 67), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Connie Brighton Wichita Falls TX, playmate (Sept, 1982), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Mike Quick NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Patrick Bruel Algerian/French actor/rock vocalist (Coup of Sirocco), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Frank Nobilo Auckland New Zealand, Australasia golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1961*Tim Roth London England, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Vincent & Theo), is born.Ref: 5
1962*C C Deville rocker (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Ian Astbury, Heswall Merseyside England, rock vocalist (Cult-Fire Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Martin Rongen Dutch pop drummer (Rowwen Hèze-Boem), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Pat Borders Columbus OH, catcher (California Angels), is born.Ref: 5
1964*James M Kelly Burlington IA, Captain USAF/astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Nancy Sorel actress (Generations, Black Foix), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Curt Harnett Toronto Ontario, sprint cyclist (Olympics-bronze-92/96), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Dave Widell NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Joey Cora Caguas Puerto Rico, infielder (Seattle Mariners), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Kelvin Martin NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Fab[rice] Marvan France, Lip Syncher (Milli Vanilli), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Leroy Blugh CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Mark Jackson NBA guard (Indiana Pacers), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Pooh Richardson NBA guard (Los Angeles Clippers), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Natasha Elaine Kaiser-Brown Des Moines IA, 400 meter runner, is born.Ref: 5
1967*Shaun Creighton Australian distance runner (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Tony Siragusa NFL defensive tackle (Indpls Colts, Baltimore Ravens), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Valeria Marini Rome Italy, sports commentator (Italian Soccer), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Hiroshi Matsuura hockey forward (Team Japan 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1969*David William Wood Boston MA, rocker (New Kids-Lovin' You Forever), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Natasha Ryan Los Angeles CA, actress (Amy-Ladies' Man), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Sylvester Stanley WLAF defensive tackle (Rhein Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Raphael Wiggins Oakland CA, rapper (Lifelines), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Chad Cascadden NFL linebacker (New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1973*John Davis WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Shanice [Wilson] Pittsburgh PA, vocalist (Discovery, Loving You), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Voshon Lenard NBA guard (Miami Heat), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Ken Belanger Sault-Ste-Marie CA, NHL left wing (New York Islanders), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Keram Malichi-Sanchez actor (No Contest, Catwalk, Boulevard), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Carmen Klomp Australian rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Terrance Cauthen Trenton NJ, lightweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-96), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Anca Barna Cluj Romania, tennis star (semifinals 1995 ITF Poland), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Cesarina Mejia Miss Dominican Republic Universe (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Jayna Hefford ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Heather Brink Lincoln NE, gymnast (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1983*Amber Tamblyn Santa Monica CA, actress (Emily Bowen-General Hospital)Ref: 5
347*Pachomius Egyptian monastery founder/abbot (Coenobieten), dies.Ref: 5
649*Theodore I, Greek Pope (642-49) (excommunicated by Paul II), dies.Ref: 5
964*John XII [Octavianus] Pope (955-64), dies.Ref: 69
1565*Nicolaus von Amsdorf German reform theologist, dies.Ref: 5
1610*Henry IV (of Navarre), first Bourbon-king of France (1572, 89-1610) and successor to Henry III, is assassinated at age 56 by Francois Ravaillac, a fanatical monk.Ref: 52
1643*Louis XIII, the French king, dies at 41; Accession of Louis XIV, age 4 yrs 8 months, Anne of Austria is the regent.Ref: 5
1667*Georges de Scudéry French writer (Alaric ou Rome Vaincue), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1726*John B Wellekens poet/painter (Wedding Guests), dies.Ref: 5
1726*Moshe Darshan Rabbi/author (Torat Ahsam), dies.Ref: 5
1742*Dominique Marie Valet French Roman Catholic/old-catholic bishop, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1761*Thomas Simpson English mathematician (rule of Simpson), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1801*Johann Ernst Altenburg composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1820*Paul Friedrich Struck composer, dies at 43.Ref: 5
1832*John van Speijk Dutch heroic sailor, buried.Ref: 5
1833*Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow composer, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1847*Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel composer, dies at 41.Ref: 5
1863*Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent composer, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1870*Ramon Vilanova y Barrera composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1877*John Roberts composer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1878*Joseph Henry scientist: discovered the principle of self-induction; constructed first model of an electric telegraph with audible signal; president [1868-1878] and charter member of National Academy of Sciences; dies.Ref: 2
1889*Samuel Hirsch, German-born philosopher and rabbi, dies at age 73.Ref: 2
1893*Earnest E Kummer German mathematician (surface of Kummer), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1893 Johan T Buys Dutch lawyer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1904*Richard Hol Dutch composer/organist/conductor, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1912*Frederik VIII King of Denmark (1906-12), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1912*August Strindberg, Swedish playwright/novelist, dies at age 63.Ref: 70
1919*H.J. (Henry John) Heinz catsup & pickle mogul: Heinz 57 Varieties; dies.Ref: 4
1925*Henry Rider Haggard English writer (Dawn, She), dies.Ref: 5
1931*David Belasco, American theatrical producer and playwright, dies at age 77.Ref: 70
1932*Death of John Hughes, 59, Welsh rail official and church worker. During his life, Hughes composed a number of hymns, including CWM RHONDDA, to which the Church today still sings "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah."Ref: 5
1936*Edmond Allenby English fieldmarshal in Egypt, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1936*Samuel Pl'h Naber spy/librarian, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1938*Jacobus C J "Jacques" Hermans actor (Ghetto), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1940 Emma Goldman, Prussian-born international anarchist, dies at age 70.Ref: 5
1940*Eddy [Charles E] du Platform writer/poet, dies.Ref: 5
1940*Emma Goldman US anarchists/feminist/author (Living My Life), dies at age 70.Ref: 5
1940*Jacob van Gelderen economist/sociologist/SDAP-2nd-Chamber, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1940*Menno ter Braak Dutch writer (Forum, New Elite), suicide at 38.Ref: 5
1942*Frank Churchill, the composer of Whistle While You Work and Some Day My Prince Will Come, shoots himself over a piano.Ref: 73
1947*John Ray Sinnock US chief engraver (1925-47), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1948*Father Edward Joseph Flanagan Catholic priest, founder of Boys Town, Omaha NE; dies.Ref: 4
1953*Yasuo Kuniyoshi Japans/US painter/etcher, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1955*Betty Ann Davies dies at 44.Ref: 5
1959*Sidney Bechet US jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1965*Frances Perkins (Mrs. Paul Caldwell Wilson) (Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945 and the 1st woman in the U.S. cabinet), dies at age 83.Ref: 68
1966*Georgia Camp Johnson US poet/playwright, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1966*Megan Lloyd George English politician, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1968*Husband Edward Kimmel commandant US Ocean fleet WWII, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1969*Enid Bennett silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1970*Billie Burke comedienne (Glinda-Wizard of Oz), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1970*Cops kill 2 students in a racial disturbance at Jackson State University, MS.Ref: 5
1974*Symbionese Liberation Army destroyed in shoot-out, 6 killed.Ref: 5
1976*Keith Relf rock vocalist (Yardbirds), electrocuted while tuning his guitarat 33.Ref: 5
1978*William Powell Lear inventor of Lear Jet, dies in Reno NV.Ref: 5
1978*William P. Lear, American engineer and industrialist, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1979*Paul van 't Veeer Dutch journalist/writer (Vrije Volk), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1980*Hugh Griffith actor (Passover Plot, Ben Hur, Tom Jones), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1980*Wilhelm Weismann composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1982*Hugh Beaumont actor (Ward-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 73.Ref: 68
1982 Baron Mariel-Henri Jaspar Belgian minister/ambassador, dies.Ref: 5
1983*Miguel Aleman Valdes attorney/President of México (1946-52), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1984*Larry Stock songwriter (Blueberry Hill), dies.Ref: 5
1985*Mohammed Munir Indonesian worker's union leader, executed.Ref: 5
1985*Selma Diamond comedienne (Selma-Night Court), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1987*Luke (James Luther) Sewell baseball: catcher: Cleveland Indians, Washington Nationals [World Series: 1933], Chicago White Sox [all-star: 1937], SL Browns; manager: St. Louis Browns: American League pennant [1944]; dies.Ref: 4
1987*Rita Hayworth (Margarita Carmen Cansino) actress, dies of Alzheimer's disease at age 68 in New York City.Ref: 68
1988*27 people, mostly teenagers, are killed when their church bus collides with a pickup truck going the wrong way on the highway near Carrollton KY. The truck driver, Larry Mahoney, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 16 years in prison. He was released in September, 1999. (XDG, p 4A, 5/14/2003)Ref: 83
1988*Willem Drees PM of Netherlands (1948-58), dies at 101.Ref: 5
1989*Joe Primeau Hockey Hall of Fame player and coach: Toronto Maple Leafs: only coach to win Memorial Cup, Allan Cup and Stanley Cup; dies.Ref: 5
1990*Andre Ameller composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1991*Jiang Qing widow of Chinese leader Mao Tse Tung, commits suicide.Ref: 5
1991*Forty-two people were killed in a train collision in western Japan. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1991*Ast Fonteyne Flemish lecture artist, dies.Ref: 5
1991*Herman Niels Flemish radio director, dies.Ref: 5
1991 Shintaro Abe minister of Exterior of Japan (1982-86), dies.Ref: 5
1991*John Edward Craven dies.Ref: 5
1992*Lyle Alzado NFL defense linesman (Raiders), dies of cancer at 43.Ref: 5
1993*William Randolph Hearst US newspaper magnate (Pulitzer), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1993*Patrick Haemers Belgian criminal, commits suicide at 40.Ref: 5
1994*Leonard Teale Australian actor/reciter (Homicide), dies.Ref: 5
1995*Maezumi Hakuyu Taizan Koun teacher (Zen Buddhism), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1996 Edqard John Gurney politician, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1996*Qazaleh Alizadeh writer, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1996*Vera Chapman writer, dies at 98.Ref: 5
1996*A tornado flattened 80 villages in nothern Bangladesh, killing more than 440 people.Ref: 70
1997*Princess Caradja-Kretzulesco descendant of Dracula, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1997*Harry Blackstone Jr magician (Blackstone Book of Magic & Illusion), dies of cancer in Loma Linda CA at age 62.Ref: 70
1997*Laurie Lee writer, dies at 42.Ref: 5
1997*Thelma Carpenter singer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1998*Frank [Francis Albert] Sinatra singer/actor, dies from heart & kidney disease, bladder cancer, senility at 82.Ref: 5
2000*Former Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi (kay-zoh oh-boo-chee) died in Tokyo at age 62. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2000*Tommy Collins (Leonard Sipes) singer, dies.Ref: 4
2003*Dame Wendy Hiller (Academy Award-winning actress: Separate Tables [1958]; A Man for All Seasons, Making Love, Murder on the Orient Express, Pygmalion, The Elephant Man, Toys in the Attic, David Copperfield; died May 14, 2003)Ref: 4

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