Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
May 17th

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218*7th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.Ref: 5
352*Liberius is elected 36th pope of the Early Church. During this time the dispute between Arius and Athanasius was at its height, and after vacillating earlier, Liberius vindicated himself as a champion of Nicene orthodoxy.Ref: 5
884*St Adrian III begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1012*Pope Benedict VIII is elected to the Papacy.Ref: 69
1220*The full coronation of Henry III (of England) by Stephen Langton at Westminster Abbey.Ref: 16
1291*Scottish medieval Franciscan philosopher John Duns Scotus, 25, was ordained. He believed in "divine will" rather than "divine intellect," and founded a scholastic system called Scotism. In the Catholic Church he is known as "the Subtle Doctor."Ref: 5
1544*Scottish Earl Matthew van Lennox signs secret treaty with Henry VIII.Ref: 5
1579*Artois/Henegouwen/French-Flanders sign Treaty/Peace of Parma recognizing Spanish duke van Parma as land guardian.Ref: 5
1672*Frontenac becomes Governor of New France (Canada).Ref: 5
1678*King Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty.Ref: 5
1681*Louis XIV sends and expedition to aid James II in Ireland. As a result, England declares war on France.Ref: 2
1712*Maximilian Emanuel of Bavaria honored as "sovereign of Netherlands".Ref: 5
1733*England passes Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum & molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions.Ref: 5
1769*Virginia legislators adopt an address to the king based on the resolves of the previous day. Consequently, Governor Botetourt dissolve them. Most of the burgesses reconvene at the Raleigh Tavern, where they began considering an association not to import a long list of British goods. 
1787*English slave ship Sisters, from Africa to Cuba, capsizes.Ref: 5
1792*Twenty-four brokers sat down under a tree located on what is now Wall Street to fix rates for commissions on stocks and bonds. From that agreement came what has been known since as the New York Stock Exchange or Wall Street.Ref: 4
1794*Hard frost in southern New England.Ref: 5
1809*Papal States annexed by France.Ref: 5
1814 Norwegian constitution passed by constituent assembly at Eidsvoll, providing for a limited monarchy.Ref: 70
1814*Independence of Norway from Denmark proclaimed;constitution drawn at Eidsvold.Ref: 5
1827*Andrew Johnson, 17, (later the 17th US president) marries Eliza McCardle, 16, in Greeneville TN. (Ref: Klapthor, Margaret Brown, "The First Ladies", ©1995, ISBN 0-912308-59-1) 
1844*Birth of Julius Wellhausen, the German biblical scholar who, in his 1878 "History of Israel," first advanced the JEDP Hypothesis, claiming that the Pentateuch (i.e., the first five O.T. books) was a compilation of four earlier, literary sources.Ref: 5
1848*Premier Earl Schimmelpenninck resigns.Ref: 5
1849*Fire destroy Centrum in St Louis MO.Ref: 5
1853*The New York Central Railroad is chartered as a consolidation of several smaller railroad companies.Ref: 7
1853*Thorbeckes liberals win 2nd-Parliamentary election.Ref: 5
1871*Indian fighter General Sherman escapes in ambulance vs Comanches.Ref: 5
1872 Bohemian Club incorporated.Ref: 5
1876*7th US Cavalry under Custer leaves Fort Lincoln.Ref: 5
1878*"History of Israel," first advanced the JEDP Hypothesis, claiming that the Pentateuch (i.e., the first five O.T. books) was a compilation of four earlier, literary sources.Ref: 5
1881*Frederick Douglass is appointed recorder of deeds for Washington, D.C.Ref: 2
1881*The Revised Version (EV or ERV) of the New Testament was first published in England. The Old Testament was completed in 1885. In 1905 the American Standard Version (ASV) was based on the textual foundation of the ERV was published in the US.Ref: 5
1884*Alaska becomes a US territory.Ref: 5
1906*(Shipp) Attorney General Moody meets with Chief Justice Fuller and Justice Harlan to plan the federal response to the lynching. Moody agrees to charge those involved with criminal contempt of the Supreme Court, a charge never before brought.Ref: 87
1909*White firemen on Georgia RR strike to protest hiring blacks.Ref: 5
1910*Canada sets the designs for the 1¢-50¢ coins.Ref: 5
1915*Last liberal British Government of Asquith falls.Ref: 5
1915*National Baptist Convention chartered.Ref: 5
1921 Belgian-Luxembourg sign customs union.Ref: 5
1921*President Harding opens (via telephone) 1st Valencia Orange Show in Anaheim.Ref: 5
1923*Fire during closing day ceremonies at Grover Cleveland School (South Carolina).Ref: 5
1926 Chiang Kai-shek is made supreme war lord in Canton.Ref: 5
1926*German Government of Marx takes power.Ref: 5
1932*Congress changes the name "Porto Rico" to "Puerto Rico".Ref: 5
1934*Jews not allowed national health insurance.Ref: 35
1937*Juan Negrin succeeds Largo Caballero as Spain's premier.Ref: 5
1938*Congress approves Vinson Naval Act, which funds a two-ocean navy.Ref: 5
1939*Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth arrived in Quebec on the first visit to Canada by reigning British sovereigns.Ref: 70
1946 KVP Labor/Communists win first post-WW2 Dutch parliamentary elections.Ref: 5
1946*President Truman seizes control of the nation's railroads, delaying a threatened strike by engineers and trainmen.Ref: 5
1947*The Conservative Baptist Association of America (CBAA) was formally established at Atlantic City, NJ, as a breakaway movement from within the American Baptist Convention.Ref: 5
1948*The Soviet Union recognized the new state of Israel.Ref: 5
1948*Israel liberates Acre, Nebi Yusha & Telel-Kadi.Ref: 5
1949*British government recognizes Republic of Ireland.Ref: 5
1954*The Supreme Court rules on the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka KS, unanimously agreeing that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. The ruling paves the way for large-scale desegregation. It is a victory for NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall, who will later return to the Supreme Court as the nation's first black justice. Ref 
1955*Dutch Government of Drees resigns.Ref: 5
1956*The first synthetic mica (synthamica) was offered for sale -- in Caldwell Township, NJ. Mica is a crystal-like substance used in electronic applications. It aids in resisting heat and electricity. You'll find a wide variety of mica capacitors inside your radio, TV, computer, microwave, stereo, telephone and hundreds of other electronic gizmos.Ref: 4
1957*Prayer Pilgrimage, biggest civil rights demonstration to date (District of Columbia).Ref: 5
1958 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Algeria.Ref: 5
1961*Cuban leader Fidel Castro offered to exchange prisoners captured in the abortive Bay of Pigs invasion for American heavy tractors.Ref: 5
1962*Marin County withdraws from BART district.Ref: 5
1963*US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1968*US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1971*State of Washington becomes first to enact legislation banning sex discrimination.Ref: 5
1972 Netherlands & China People's Republic exchange ambassadors.Ref: 5
1973*US performs 3 nuclear tests at Rifle CO.Ref: 5
1973*Sen. Sam Ervin, D-N.C., opened the Senate hearings into the Watergate scandal.Ref: 70
1977*Menahem Begins Likoed-party wins election in Israel.Ref: 5
1979*-12ºF (-11ºC), on top of Mauna Kea HI (state record).Ref: 5
1983 Israel & Lebanon sign a peace treaty.Ref: 5
1984*Mai Shanley, 21, (New Mexico), crowned 33rd Miss USA.Ref: 5
1989*Nelson Mandela receives a BA degree from University of South Africa.Ref: 5
1989*Longest Cab Ride Ever: 14,000 miles cost $16,000!.Ref: 5
1990*Dow Jones average hits a record 2,831.71.Ref: 5
1990*European court rules pension rights for both men & womenRef: 5
1991*WWW server (production version) (Cailliau 1995). The server solves the 'Big Technological 3': URL (addressing) syntax, HTML (markup) language for documents, and HTTP (communications protocol) in the context of the client/server model. It also offers integration of earlier Internet tools (Telnet, FTP, Archie, Gopher, Veronica and Jughead [alas, not WAIS]) into a seamless whole. 
1991*The Commerce Department reported the US trade deficit had narrowed sharply in March 1991 to $4.05 billion, the lowest level in nearly eight years.Ref: 6
1991*Lupita Jones, 23, of México, crowned 40th Miss Universe.Ref: 5
1994*Bakili Muluzi's UDF wins Malawi presidents/parliamentary election.Ref: 5
1995*$16,548,750 paid for 100.10 carat diamond at Sotheby's, Geneva by Arab Sheik.Ref: 10
1996*Alicia Machado, 18, of Venezuela crowned 45th Miss Universe.Ref: 5
1996*President Clinton signed a measure requiring neighborhood notification when sex offenders move in. Megan's Law was named for 7-year-old Megan Kanka, who was raped and killed in 1994.Ref: 70
1997*Rebel leader Kabila declared himself president of Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire.Ref: 70
1999*Labor Party leader Ehud Barak unseated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israeli elections.Ref: 70
2000*Two former Ku Klux Klansmen were arrested on murder charges in the 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, AL, that killed four black girls. (Thomas Blanton Junior was convicted and sentenced to life in prison on May 1, 2001. Bobby Frank Cherry was indicted in 2000, but his trial was delayed after evaluations raised questions about his mental competency.)Ref: 70
2000*A letter to the editor from Robert V Van Trees appears in the Xenia Daily Gazette indicating that there DNA evidence to support the conclusion that Chief Blue Jacket and Marmaduke Van Swearingen are not the same individual. (XDG, p 4A, 5/17/2000)Ref: 83
2003*A top Vatican official confirmed that Pope John Paul II was suffering from Parkinson's disease.Ref: 70
1527*Pánfilo de Narvaéz departs to explore Florida.Ref: 5
1630*Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi, is the first to see 2 belts on Jupiter surface.Ref: 5
1673*Louis Joliet & Jacques Marquette begin exploring Mississippi.Ref: 5
1803*John Hawkins & Richard French patent the Reaping Machine.Ref: 5
1804*Lewis & Clark: Lewis & Clark begin exploration of the Louisiana Purchase.Ref: 5
1829*The first locomotive ordered from England, and the first in America, the "Stourbridge Lion" arrives in New York. Ref 
1845*Rubber band is patented.Ref: 5
1846*Saxophone is patented by Antoine Joseph Sax.Ref: 5
1877*Edwin T. Holmes of Boston, MA. installed the first telephone switchboard burglar alarm.Ref: 4
1912*Gas (liquified petroleum gas) first used for cooking and heating on a farm in Waterford PA.Ref: 10
1920*First De Havilland double-decker flight (London) lands in Schiphol.Ref: 5
1920*World's first commercial airline, KLM (Koninklijke-Luchtvaart-Maatschappij), formed 10/7/19, begins service from Amsterdam to London.Ref: 10
1960*First atomic reactor system to be patented, JW Flora, Canoga Park CA.Ref: 5
1968*European Space Research Organization launches first satellite.Ref: 5
1969*Russian probe Venera 6 landed on Venus.Ref: 5
1970*Thor Heyerdahl crosses the Atlantic on reed raft Ra.Ref: 5
1974*NASA launches first synchronous Meteorological satellite SMS-1Ref: 62
1993*Intel's new Pentium processor is unveiledRef: 5
1525 Battle at Zabern: duke of Lutherans beats rebels.Ref: 5
1540 Afgan chief Sher Khan defeats Mongul Emperor Humayun at Kanauj.Ref: 2
1631 Earl Johann Tilly attacks Maagdenburg.Ref: 5
1648 Emperor Ferdinand III defeats Maximilian I of Bavaria.Ref: 5
1692*French fleet destroyed off Cap La Hague.Ref: 10
1742 Frederick great (Emperor of Prussia) beats Austrians.Ref: 5
1744*French army takes Austrian Netherlands.Ref: 5
1750 Tax revolt in Gorinchem.Ref: 5
1756*Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War).Ref: 5
1862*Battle of Princeton WV, ends, about 128 casualities.Ref: 5
1863*Union General Ulysses Grant continues his push towards Vicksburg at the Battle of the Big Black River Bridge.Ref: 2
1864*Battle of Adairsville GA, Union forces Confederates to retreat.Ref: 5
1900*British troops relieve Mafeking (Cape Colony).Ref: 5
1900 Boxer rebels in China burn three villages near Peking killing sixty Chinese Christians.Ref: 10
1916*British Summer Time (Daylight Savings), first introduced.Ref: 5
1940*Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium and begins the invasion of France.Ref: 2
1940*Nazis bombs Middelburg/B IJzerdrat begins illegal defiance.Ref: 5
1942*Dutch SS vows loyalty to Hitler.Ref: 5
1944*General Eisenhower sets D-Day for June 5th.Ref: 5
1944*Allied air raid on Surabaja, Java.Ref: 5
1944*Chinese/US arm forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma.Ref: 5
1944*Operation Straightline: Allies land in Netherlands New-Guinea.Ref: 5
1945*2 US P-47 Thunderbolts bomb Kiushu.Ref: 5
1987*37 American sailors were killed when an Iraqi warplane attacked the US Navy frigate "Stark" in the Persian Gulf. (Iraq and the US called the attack a mistake.)Ref: 5
1875*Oliver Lewis rode Aristides winning a purse of $2,850 in the first running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. Aristides won the one and a half mile Run for the Roses in a time of 2 minutes, 37-3/4 seconds.Ref: 4
1881*7th Kentucky Derby: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hindoo wins in 2:40.Ref: 5
1894*19th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Assignee wins in 1:49¼.Ref: 5
1903*Due to Sunday restrictions in Cleveland, a major league game is played in Columbus, Ohio with the 'hometown' Indians defeating the NY Highlanders, 9-2.Ref: 1
1905*Waseda University of Tokyo defeats Los Angeles High School 5-3 in baseball.Ref: 5
1906*Rube Waddell's no-hitter is broken up by Ty Cobb's bunt single.Ref: 1
1911*36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51.Ref: 5
1915*Cubs George "Zip" Zabel relieves with 2 outs in first & winds up with 4-3 19-inning win over Brooklyn in longest relief job ever.Ref: 5
1915*40th Preakness: Douglas Hoffman aboard Rhine Maiden wins in 1:58.Ref: 5
1924*50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2.Ref: 5
1925*In a 2-1 loss to the Senators, Indian player-manager Tris Speaker singles off pitcher Tom Zachary at League Park to reach the career 3000-hit milestone .He is the second player to do so for Cleveland.Ref: 1
1927*Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings.Ref: 5
1928*9th modern Olympic games open in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1930*56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6.Ref: 5
1939*In the first-ever televised baseball game, Princeton beats Columbia 2-1 at Columbia's Baker Field. The contest is aired on W2XBS, an experimental station in NY City.Ref: 1
1941*Pennsylvania declares legal holiday to honor A's manager Connie Mack.Ref: 5
1945*Every game on the American League schedule is rained out for the fourth consecutive day.Ref: 1
1952*78th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Blue Man wins in 1:57.4.Ref: 5
1953*Yanks & Browns use record 41 players in a game.Ref: 5
1953*Patty Berg wins LPGA Reno Golf Open.Ref: 5
1958*84th Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 1:57.2.Ref: 5
1959*Sam Snead sets PGA record for 36 holes at 122.Ref: 5
1963 Bruno Sammartino beats Buddy Rogers in NY, to become WWF champion. RefRef: 5
1963*At Colt Stadium, Don Nottebart throws the franchise's first no-hitter as the Colt 45's beat the Phillies, 4-1.Ref: 1
1964*Phillies triple play Houston Colt .45s.Ref: 5
1964*Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open Invitational.Ref: 5
1968*Frank Howard belts record 8th homerun in 5th straight game.Ref: 5
1969*Baltimore, Cleveland & Pittsburgh agree to go from NFC to the AFC in the NFL.Ref: 5
1969*95th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Majestic Prince wins in 1:55.6.Ref: 5
1970*Hank Aaron becomes the ninth major leaguer to have 3000 hits when he scratches an infield single off of Reds' pitcher Wayne Simpson.Ref: 1
1970*Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1973*Angels outfielder Bobby Valentine breaks his leg trying to scale wall to prevent a Dick Green homerun during a 5-4 loss to the A's.Ref: 5
1973*Joe Ferguson, hits the 6,000th Dodger homerun.Ref: 5
1975*101st Preakness: Darrel McHargue aboard Master Derby wins in 1:56.4.Ref: 5
1976*Race jockey Steve Cauthen began an enviable win streak. Cauthen, age 16, rode his first winner at River Downs, KY.Ref: 4
1978*Lee Lacy hits record 3rd consecutive pinch-hit homerun.Ref: 5
1979*The Phillies beat the Cubs in a fifty-hit slugfest at Wrigley Field, 23-22. The 11 HRs hit in the game ties a major league mark.Ref: 1
1980 (Vivekananda Selva) Kumar Anandan sets record of balancing on 1 foot for 33 hours.Ref: 5
1980*106th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Codex wins in 1:54.2.Ref: 5
1981*Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1981*Islanders score 5 power play goals against Flyers in a playoff.Ref: 5
1983*Stanley Cup: New York Islanders sweep Edmonton Oilers in 4 games.Ref: 5
1984*Mario Soto of the Cincinnati Reds threw four strikeouts in one inning. Soto was only pitcher number 15 since 1900 to do so. This was the first four-strikeout inning since.Ref: 4
1985 Les Anderson, catches record 97 lb 4 oz Chinook Salmon, off Alaska.Ref: 5
1985*The Rangers fire manger Doug Rader and replace him with Mets' third base coach Bobby Valentine.Ref: 1
1986*112th Preakness: Alex Solis aboard Snow Chief wins in 1:54.8.Ref: 5
1987*Eric 'Sleepy' Floyd of the Golden State Warriors set a playoff record for points in a single quarter. He poured in 29 points in the fourth period in a game against Pat Riley's Los Angeles Lakers.Ref: 4
1987*Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1990 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Patty Ann.Ref: 5
1992*Expos Gary Carter is 3rd to catch 2,000 games (joins Boone & Fisk).Ref: 5
1992*38th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Betsy King.Ref: 5
1992*Using only 21 dates, the Blue Jays reach the one-million mark in attendance sooner than any team in major league history. The 1991 Blue Jays and the 1981 Dodgers shared the previous record.Ref: 1
1993*Mariner Mike Blowers becomes 13th player in major league history to hit grand slams in consecutive games.Ref: 1
1993*Minnesota Twins' Dave Winfield doubled off Jimmy Key for 500th career two-bagger.Ref: 86
1994*The St Louis Cardinals tie an N.L. record by using six pitchers in a shutout (2-0) win at PittsburghRef: 86
1996*Jermaine Dye of the Atlanta Braves hits a home run in his first major league at bat.Ref: 12
1997 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Jo Shiery-Odom.Ref: 5
1997*123rd Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 1:54.Ref: 5
1998*For only the 13th time in modern major league history, a perfect game is tossed as David Wells beats the Twins 4-0 in front of nearly 50,000 fans on Beanie Baby Day at Yankee Stadium. (In an article on page 1C of the 2/28/2003 of USA Today, Wells claims he was "half-drunk".)Ref: 1
1998*44th McDonald's LPGA ChampionshipRef: 5
2000*Recently released by the Mets, Rickey Henderson reaches an agreement to play with Mariners.Ref: 1
1620 First merry-go-round seen at a fair (Philippapolis, Turkey).Ref: 5
1890*Clyde Fitch's "Beau Brummel" premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1890*Comic Cuts, first weekly comic paper, published in London.Ref: 5
1890*Pietro Costanzi's opera "Rustic Chivalry" premieres in Rome.Ref: 5
1899*Foundation stone of the Victoria and Albert Museum laid by Queen Victoria.Ref: 5
1904 Maurice Ravel's "Shéhérazade" premieres in Paris France.Ref: 5
1924*MGM incorporated when Metro Pictures merges with the Goldwyn Corp. under Louis B. Mayer.Ref: 10
1933*Country singer Jimmie Rodgers began to record a series of 24 songs for RCA Victor Records on this day. Rodgers was in failing health at the beginning of the session, but persevered to complete the job at hand. The singing star died nine days later (he was 35). Jimmie Rodgers was born in 1897 and was known as the Blue Yodeler and the Singing Brakeman. Rodgers was the first member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, elected in 1961 (along with Fred Rose and Hank Williams). His recording career began in 1927. His yodel became a trademark of his music. Jimmie Rodgers recorded over 100 songs and sold millions of 78 RPM records. His songs were about the Depression and many were about trains. Brakeman’s Blues, Blue Yodel, Tuck Away My Lonesome Blues and his famous ‘T’ for Texas are all classics. He died of tuberculosis.Ref: 4
1938 Radio quiz show "Information Please!" debuts on NBC Blue Network.Ref: 5
1939*WNBT-TV in NY broadcast the first fashion show to be seen on TV. The show was broadcast from the Ritz-Carleton Hotel in Manhattan.Ref: 4
1939*The Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle, NY was the scene of a memorable dual-network radio broadcast of Glenn Miller and his orchestra. Both NBC and Mutual carried the event, which was attended by 1,800 people in the casino ballroom.Ref: 4
1947*"Street Scene" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 148 performances.Ref: 5
1967 Dylan's 1965 UK Tour is released as the film "Don't Look Back".Ref: 5
1969*"My Wife, My Dog, My Cat" by Maskman & The Agents hits #92.Ref: 5
1971*The musical, Godspell, opened this night at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City. Godspell featured the song Day by Day (a top-15 hit in 1972). The rock musical that featured Robin Lamont played for 2,651 performances and was the third longest-running off-Broadway production at the time.Ref: 4
1973*"Nash at Nine" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 21 performances.Ref: 5
1973*Stevie Wonder releases "You are the Sunshine of my Life".Ref: 5
1974*Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 15th String quartet.Ref: 5
1975*Mick Jagger punches a restaurant window, gets 20 stitches.Ref: 5
1975*NBC-TV paid a whopping $5,000,000 for the rights to show Gone with the Wind just one time. It was the top price paid for a single opportunity to show a film on television.Ref: 4
1975*Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy album was released and certified a platinum record on the very same day. It was the first album to be certified a million seller (in this case, a two-million seller) on the first day of release.Ref: 4
1975*"Funky Gibbon" by The Goodies hits #79.Ref: 5
1975*10cc releases "I'm Not in Love".Ref: 5
1976*28th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Jack Albertson & Michael Learned win.Ref: 5
1979*Emmy 6th Daytime Award presentation.Ref: 5
1980*Paul & Linda McCartney appear on Saturday Night Live.Ref: 5
1981*"Inacent Black" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 14 performances.Ref: 5
1985*Fiction: Bobby Ewing died on the season finale of Dallas on CBS-TV. “Grief gushed faster than oil,” said the critics on this five-hanky episode. Bobby, played by actor Patrick Duffy, died in a violent car explosion, but came back to life the following season (he was seen taking a shower, of all things, just as Victoria Principal, his TV wife, was about to step into the shower stall).Ref: 4
1986*"Chicken Song" by Spitting Image hit #1 on the UK pop chart.Ref: 5
1987*"Stardust" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 102 performances.Ref: 5
1989*Vincent Van Gogh's "Portrait of Dr Gachet" auctioned for $825 million.Ref: 5
1990*Cheers' star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days for DWI.Ref: 5
1990*Renoir's 1876 painting "At the Moulin de la Galette"sold for $78.1 million at Sotheby's N.Y.Ref: 10
1990*16 page music manuscript by Ludwig van Beethoven of Sonata sold for record $892,000 in London.Ref: 10
1997*Sylvester Stallone weds Jennifer Flavin in LondonRef: 5
1444*Sandro Botticelli Italian painter (Birth of Venus), is born.Ref: 5
1451*Engelbert II earl of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz/viceroy of Luxembourg, is born.Ref: 5
1490*Albrecht von Hohenzollern, first duke of Prussia (1525-68) and last grand master of the Teutonic Knights (1510-1525), is born.Ref: 5
1551*Martinus A del Rio Spanish/South Netherlands lawyer/historian/theologist, is born.Ref: 5
1568*Christoph Thomas Walliser composer, is born.Ref: 5
1576*Ferdinand van Apshoven the Older, Flemish painter, baptized, is born.Ref: 5
1673*Jozef LD von Königsegg Austria, military minister of Austrian Netherlands, is born.Ref: 5
1691*Antoine Court French reformed theologist, is born.Ref: 5
1732*Francesco Pasquale Ricci composer, is born.Ref: 5
1741*(Declaration of Independence) John Penn, lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Near Port Royal, VA.Ref: 68
1749*Edward Jenner, English surgeon; helped develop smallpox vaccination, is born.Ref: 5
1768*Caroline Brunswick, Queen Consort of King George IV, is born.Ref: 5
1794*Anna Brownell Jameson Dublin, writer, is born.Ref: 5
1796*Martinus J Niewindt bishop of Curaçao (christen slaves), is born.Ref: 5
1800*Carl Friedrich Zollner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1803*Robert Smith Surtees novelist, is born.Ref: 5
1804*Ottho G Heldring Dutch vicar/reformer (Heldring Institutions), is born.Ref: 5
1808*Charles-Louis-Adolphe Vogel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1812*Joseph Warren Revere Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1880, is born.Ref: 5
1819*Johann Nepomuk Kafka composer, is born.Ref: 5
1823*Charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby contralto/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1836*Joseph Norman Lockyer, British astonomer, discovered helium, is born.Ref: 2
1846*Edmund Bishop, English secretary of Thomas Carlyle, is born.Ref: 5
1850*Antonio Scontrino composer, is born.Ref: 5
1866*Erik Alfred Leslie Satie, Honfleur France, composer (Mémoirs d'un Ambésique), is born.Ref: 5
1867*Gerrit Mannoury Dutch mathematician/philosopher, is born.Ref: 5
1868*Horace E. Dodge, American automobile manufacturer, is born.Ref: 70
1871*Henricus P Bremmer art historian (Modern Kunstwerken), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Dorothy Miller Richardson, Abingdon Berkshire, novelist, is born.Ref: 5
1873*Henri Barbusse Asnieres France, novelist (Le Feu), is born.Ref: 5
1876*Alban Collignon Belgian sport journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1878*Conway Tearle US actor (Klondike Annie, Should Ladies Behave?), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Alfonso XIII Borbón King of Spain (1902-31), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Alfonso Reyes Mexican poet/historian/diplomat (Higenia Cruel), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Marcel Moyse Saint-Amour, France, flutist (20 Exercises et études), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Philip James composer, is born.Ref: 5
1896*Brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere composer, is born.Ref: 5
1896*Hannah Tillich writer, is born.Ref: 5
1899*Ralf Harolde Pittsburgh PA, actor (Framed, Smart Money, Tip-off)Ref: 5
1900*Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Iran's spiritual leader (1979-89), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Nicolai Berezowsky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1901*Werner Egk Auchsesheim Germany, composer (Die Zaubergeige), is born.Ref: 5
1902*John Vincent composer, is born.Ref: 5
1903*James Bell 'Cool Papa' is born. Baseball Hall of Famer: Negro League [1922-1950]: St. Louis Stars, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Homestead Grays, KS City Stars; fastest man ever to play baseball: could round the bases in 13 seconds: " fast he could get out of bed, turn out the lights across the room, and be back under the covers before the lights went out..."Ref: 4
1903*Douglas Packard British Lieutenant General, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Jean Gabin [Alexis Moncorgé] actor (Stormy Waters, French Can Can), is born.Ref: 5
1905*John Patrick screenwriter, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Carl McIntire clergyman, fire and brimstone fundamentalist minister; is born.Ref: 4
1906 Eric Mensforth president (Westland Aircraft), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Ilona Schacherer Elek Budapest Hungary, fencer (Olympics-gold-1936), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Charles Cawley British chief scientist/minister of power, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Horace McMahon South Norwalk CT, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Sigismund Toduta composer, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Zinka Milanov Zagreb Yugoslavia, soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Edward Playfair British senior civil servant, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Magda Schneider actress (Eva, Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Karl Schafer, Austrian ice skater; won Olympic gold medal winner in 1932 and 1936, is born.Ref: 70
1911*Maureen O'Sullivan, Boyle Ireland, actress (Tarzan, Pride & Prejudice), is born.Ref: 5
1911 Knut Anders Haukfield SOE Operative, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Former Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox is born.Ref: 68
1912*Archibald Cox, special prosecutor in the Watergate hearings, fired by President Nixon, is born.Ref: 2
1912*Clarence "Ace" Parker NFL QB (Brooklyn, Boston Yanks), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Sandor Vegh violinist teacher conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1913 Alec Ogilvie CEO (Powell Duffryn), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Lord Hirshfield chartered accountant, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Stewart Alsop, syndicated columnist [w/brother Joseph]: Matter of Fact; journalist: New York Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Washington Editor of Saturday Evening Post; writer: The Center: The Anatomy of Power in Washington, Stay of Execution : A Sort of Memoir; is born.Ref: 4
1914*Guido Masanetz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Carl Liscombe hockey: Detroit Red Wings [most points record: (7) vs. Chicago: 11/5/42], is born.Ref: 4
1915*Joseph D Craggs electrical engineer, is born.Ref: 5
1916 Cornelis A Eman Aruban politician, is born.Ref: 5
1916*John Hinde photographer/circus promoter, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Robin Maugham, English novelist, playwright and travel writer, is born.Ref: 70
1918*Birgit Nilsson, Karup Sweden, operatic soprano (Elektra, Salome), is born.Ref: 68
1920*Harriet Van Horne Syracuse NY, columnist/panelist (Leave it to Girls), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Lydia Wideman Finland, 10K cross country skier (Olympics-gold-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Bob Merrill songwriter: If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake, Doggie in the Window, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Funny Girl [w/Jules Styne]; is born.Ref: 4
1921*Dennis Brain London England, french-hornist (Serenade), is born.Ref: 5
1921*John Garlick British senior civil servant, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Michael Beetham Marshal (RAF), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Miles Wingate deputy master (Trinity House), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Peter Mennin[i] Erie PA, composer (Moby Dick), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Dick Hixson trombonist, studio musician, is born.Ref: 4
1924*Frantisek Kovaricek composer, is born.Ref: 5
1924 Lord Tombs CEO (Rolls Royce), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Thomas Baird Vice-Admiral, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Robin Howard, English balletomane; promoted modern dance in Britain, is born.Ref: 70
1926*Cicely Berry voice director (Royal Shakespeare Company), is born.Ref: 5
1926 David Young Lieutenant-General/CEO (Cairn Tech), is born.Ref: 5
1926 Geoffrey Caston vice chancellor (U of South Pacific), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Lord Chamberlain Earl of Airilet, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Tenniel Evans rev/actor (10 Rillington Place, My Brother's Keeper), is born.Ref: 5
1927 Ronald Halstead deputy CEO (British Steel), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Donald Cameron Watt historian, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Ian Griggs bishop (Ludlow), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Vivian Moses biotechnologist, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Raymond Hide geophysicist, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Dewey Redman jazz musician, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Jackie (John) McLean jazz musician: alto sax; composer, playwright; educator: University of Hartford, CT, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Arthur Jones principal (Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester), is born.Ref: 5
1932 Colin Hope CEO (T/N), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Rodric Braithwaite British ambassador to USSR, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Ozzie (Osvaldo Jose Sr. Pichardo) Virgil baseball: NY Giants, Detroit Tigers, KC Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, SF Giants, is born.Ref: 4
1934*Earl Morrall football: backup quarterback: San Francisco 49ers; Pittsburgh Steelers; Detroit Lions; NY Giants; Baltimore Colts: NFL Player of the Year [1968], Super Bowls III, V; Miami Dolphins: AFC Player of the Year [1971], Super Bowls VII, VIII, is born.Ref: 4
1935*Dennis Christopher George Potter playwright (Karaoke, Midnight Movie), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Ivan Slone world-famous watchmaker, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Dennis Hopper Dodge City KS, actor (True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Lars Gustafsson writer, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Philippe Boesmans composer, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Don Dolan Staten Island NY, actor (Guy Lewis- General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Jason Bernard actor (Judge-Liar Liar), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Pervis Jackson rocker (Spinners), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Trinus Riemersma Dutch-Frisian writer (Conquest of Leeuwarden), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Hugh Dykes MP, is born.Ref: 5
1939 Wim de Bie CEO (Simplistic Covenant), is born.Ref: 5
1941*David Howell Cope composer, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Malcom Hale trumpeter, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Miriam Margolyes actress (Will Be), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Taj Mahal (Henry St. Claire Fredericks) entertainer, songwriter: for film, Sounder; singer: urban folk-blues, is born in New York, NY.Ref: 4
1942*Caroline Charles fashion designer, is born.Ref: 5
1944 Canon P B Price General Secretary, USPG, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Jesse Winchester Shreveport LA, singer/songwriter (Learn to Love it), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Paul Crossley concert pianist, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Tony Roche tennis champion: French Open [1966], is born.Ref: 4
1945*D A S Pennefather Major-General/Commandant (General Royal Marines), is born.Ref: 5
1945*George Miller (Representative-D-CA, 1975- ), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Sinaida Turchina USSR, team handball (Olympics-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Carlos May baseball: Chicago White Sox [all-star: 1969, 1972], NY Yankees [World Series: 1976], California Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Pat Toomay football: Dallas Cowboys defensive end: Super Bowl V, VI, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Bill Bruford Sevenoaks Kent England, drummer (Yes, King Crimson, Genesis), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Bill Bruford drummer: LPs: Feels Good to Me, One of a Kind, The Bruford Tapes, Gradually Going Tornado, Masterstrokes; [w/Patrick Moraz: Music for Piano and Drums, Flags; groups: Earthworks, Gong, Genesis, Yes: Owner of a Lonely Heart; UK: Danger Money, Night after Night, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Timothy Cordy British director (Town/Country Planning Association), is born.Ref: 5
1950*A A Johnson MP, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Christian Lacroix French couturier (Chic Frills), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Keith Bradley MP, is born.Ref: 5
1951 I R Evans CEO (Hyder, Welsh Water), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Simon Hughes MP, is born.Ref: 5
1952*Jody Pijper Dutch (background) singer, is born.Ref: 5
1953*George Johnson Los Angeles CA, rocker (Brothers Johnson), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Kathleen Sullivan Pasadena CA, newscaster (ABC-TV, CBS Morning Show), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Nicholas Bacon premier baronet of England, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Yoko Shimada Kumamota Japan, author (Kir Royal)/actress (Shogun), is born.Ref: 5
1954*John Iles, dolby supervisor (Elephant Man, Richard III), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Michael Roberts jockey, is born.Ref: 5
1955*Bill Paxton actor (Brain Dead, Next of Kin, Indian Summer, True Lies), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Bob Saget Philadelphia PA, comedian/actor (Danny-Full House, America's Funniest Home Videos), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Sugar Ray Leonard, Olympic gold-medalist and later welterweight boxing champion, is born in Palmer Park MD.Ref: 4
1956*Sue Carpenter TV presenter/journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1958*Vincent Henar Surinam, bassist (Fra Fra Sound), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Paul Di'Anno Chingford London, rocker (Iron Maiden-Run To The Hills), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Fiona Hutchison Miami FL, actress (One Life to Live, Guiding Light), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Enya [Eithne Ní Bhraonáin] Gweedore Ireland, vocalist (Watermark), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Scott Case NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Tracey Bryn rocker (Voice of the Beehive-Let it Bee), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Brigitte Nielsen actress (Red Sonja, Rocky IV, Domino), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Jon Koncak NBA center (Orlando Magic), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Paige Turco Springfield MA, actress (Dinah-Guiding Light), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Trent Reznor Grammy Award-winning singer, musician: Wish [1992]; LP: Pretty Hate Machine; band: Nine Inch Nails, is born.Ref: 4
1966*Danny Manning NBA forward/center (Phoenix Suns), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Mark Kratzmann Australia, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1966*Mark Schmocker Interlaken Switzerland, US team handball goalie (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Cameron Bancroft actor (Beverly Hills 90210), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Debbie Dutch Titusville NJ, actress (Hell's Paradox), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Tim Grunhard NFL center (Kansas City Chiefs), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Aaron Ruffin CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Craig Erickson NFL quarterback (Indpls Colts, Miami Dolphins), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Alan Wetmore CFL fullback (Montréal Alouettes), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Derrick Deese NFL guard (San Fransisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Hubert Davis NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Jim Cummins Dearborn, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Jodie Rogers Melbourne Victoria Australia, diver (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*John Karelse soccer player (NAC), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight, Worcester MA, rocker (New Kids on the Block-Hangin' Tough), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Renzo Furlan Italy, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1970*Stefania Croce Bergamo Italy, golfer (95 State Farm Rail Classic-11), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Todd Mundt NBA center (Atlanta Hawks), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Bill Lindsay Big Fork, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Mark Williams NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Elena Wagner Sofia Bulgaria, tennis star (1996 ITF/Redbridge-Great Britain), is born.Ref: 5
1972*John Burrough NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Jay Riemersma tight end (Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Marcia Turner Cambridge MA, Miss America (Massachusetts-Top 10-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Anna Windsor Sydney New South Wales Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Daniel Komen Nyaru Kenya, 5k runner, is born.Ref: 5
1976*Peter Devine New York NY, fencer-foil (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Jere Michael Aspen CO, figure skater (1994 National Jr champion)Ref: 5
1050*Guido van Arezzo Italian music theorist, dies.Ref: 5
1510*Sandro Botticelli [Alessandro di Mariano del Filpepi] painter (Birth of Venus), dies at about 65.Ref: 5
1536*Anne Boleyn's 4 "lovers" executed.Ref: 5
1575*Matthew Parker archbishop of Canterbury (1559-75), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1591*Jost/Jobst/Jodocus Amman Swiss cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1606*Forges Dimitri czar of Russia (1605-06), murdered.Ref: 5
1695*Cornelis de Heem painter, dies.Ref: 5
1727*Catherine I, Russian Empress (1725-27) and favorite consort of Peter the Great, dies in St. Petersburg.Ref: 72
1729*Samuel Clarke theologian, dies.Ref: 5
1737*Claude Buffier, French Jesuit philosopher, historian and educator, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1796*Jacob Wilhelm Lustig composer, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1809*Leopold Auenbrugger von Auenbrugg physician, dies.Ref: 5
1829*(US Supreme Court Justice) John Jay statesman: first Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court [1789-1795]; co-author of the Federalist papers; dies.Ref: 4
1838*Charles Maurice de Tallyrand-Perigord, minister of foreign affairs for Napoleon I, who represented France brilliantly at the Congress of Vienna, dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1840*Niccolo Paganini composer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1851*Jean E "Adrian" van Bevervoorde journalist (Treason), dies at 31.Ref: 5
1866*Adolf Bernhard Marx composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1868 Henry Brougham orator; the Brougham carriage was named after him; dies.Ref: 4
1872*Fryderyk Edward Sobolewski composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1884*Louis Brassin composer, dies at 43.Ref: 5
1886*John Deere, American inventor of agricultural implements, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1889*William Roxby Beverly artist, dies.Ref: 5
1892*György Klapka Hungarian general/parliament leader, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1914*Peter Leyten bishop of Breda (1885-1914), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1916*Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1919*Bohumil Pazdirek composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1926 Lucien Herr French leader (Correspondance entre Schiller), dies.Ref: 5
1930*Herbert David Croly US author (Promise of American Life), dies at age 61.Ref: 70
1931*Johan [Eliza J] de Master art critic/writer, dies.Ref: 5
1931*Timothy Cole wood engraver, dies.Ref: 5
1934*Cass Gilbert, American architect; designed the U.S. Supreme Court Building, dies at age 74.Ref: 2
1935*Paul Abraham Dukas, French composer, dies at age 69 in Paris, France.Ref: 70
1943*Montagu Love actor (Wind), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1945*Jan van Geenen resistance fighter, dies.Ref: 5
1945*Sasaki Shigetsu Sokei-an founder first Zen Institute of America, dies.Ref: 5
1950*Eduardo Fabini composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1951*Karl Heinrich David composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1953*Eric De Lamarter composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1955*Francesco Balilla Pratella composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1957*Shalva Azmayparashvili composer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1961 French of Cauwelaert Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1961*Henri Gagnon composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1964*Otto V Kuusinen President of Karelo-Finnish Soviet Republic (1940-56), dies 82.Ref: 5
1965*Amos Alonzo Stagg football pioneer, inventor of the tackling dummy, dies. (2003 Sports Illustrated Almanac, ISBN 1-929049-55-2) 
1967*John Wesley Work composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1969*Joseph Beran Czechoslovakia, archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1970*Nigel Martin Balchin English author (My Executioner), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1973*Alexander J Kropholler Dutch architect/writer, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1974*(Patty Hearst) Los Angeles police raided the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA)'s secret headquarters, killing six of the group’s nine known members. Patty Hearst was not on the premises of the group that kidnapped her.Ref: 3
1974*Charles Braswell actor (Only Game in Town), dies at 49.Ref: 5
1976*Earthquake in Uzbekistan: 1000's killed.Ref: 5
1977*Robert M. Hutchins, American educator, dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1978*John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn Lloyd speaker of house of commons, dies.Ref: 5
1980*Joseph M "Joop" Lücker Dutch editor-in-chief (Volkskrant), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1980*Rioting that claimed 18 lives and $100M in damage erupts in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood after an all-white jury in Tampa acquitted four former Miami police officers of fatally beating a black man.Ref: 70
1981*Jeannette (Ridlon) Piccard, balloon pilot: 1st American woman to be free balloon pilot: set record [w/husband] for balloon ascent into stratosphere [57,579 ft. - 1934]; one of first women to become Episcopalian priest, dies.Ref: 4
1981*Hugo Freidhofer composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1985*Abe (Abram Solman Borowitz) Burrows Tony Award-winning director and playwright: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [1962]; died May 17, 1985Ref: 4
1985*Hugh Burden actor (The House in Nightmare Park), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1987*Gunnar Myrdal Sweden, economist (Nobel 1974), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1989*Robert Webber actor: Private Benjamin, 10, Revenge of the Pink Panther, The Stripper, The Sandpiper, Twelve Angry Men, Moonlighting; dies at age 74.Ref: 4
1992*Lawrence Welk bandleader: Calcutta, Tonight You Belong to Me, Weary Blues, Moritat; TV: The Lawrence Welk Show; developer: senior citizen retreat near San Diego, The Lawrence Welk Theater; dies at age 89.Ref: 4
1992*Warren Neal Boxer dies of AIDS at 34.Ref: 5
1992*George Hurrell Hollywood photographer, dies of cancer at 87.Ref: 5
1992*Leonardo del Ferro [Keyser] US epic tenor, dies.Ref: 5
1993*Harry Elstrøm Danish/Belgian sculptor, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1994*Alain Cuny [René X Marie] French actor (La Dolce Vita), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1994*Andrew Brown film Producer, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1994*Donald Keith Falkner singer, dies at 94.Ref: 5
1994*Willian Noel Moffat architect, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1995*Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle singer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1996*Scott Evans Brayton racing car driver, dies at 37Ref: 5
1996*Willi Daume Olympic organiser, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1996*Willis Conover broadcaster, dies at 75Ref: 5

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