Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
May 20th

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325*The Ecumenical council is inaugurated by Emperor Constantine in Nicea.Ref: 2
1347 Cola di Rienzo takes the title of tribune in Rome.Ref: 2
1495*French King Charles VIII leaves Naples.Ref: 5
1521*Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball.Ref: 5
1524*Duke of Albany leaves Scotland.Ref: 5
1536*Henry VIII is betrothed to Jane Seymour. 
1571 Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League.Ref: 5
1639*Dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes.Ref: 5
1674*John Sobieski becomes Poland's first king.Ref: 2
1690*England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Mercy Lewis becomes gravely ill and Mary Easty is blamed for her illness. Easty is arrested again.Ref: 21
1704*Elias Neau forms school for slaves in New York.Ref: 5
1754*Columbia University in New York City was chartered as King's College, under sponsorship of the Episcopal Church. The institution adopted its present name in 1896.Ref: 5
1774*Parliament passes the Coercive Acts to punish the colonists for their increasingly anti-British behavior. The acts close the port of Boston.Ref: 2
1774*Britain gives Québec, Labrador & territory north of the Ohio.Ref: 5
1775*North Carolina becomes the first colony to declare its independence.Ref: 2
1775*Citizens of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina declare independence of Britain.Ref: 5
1825*Charles X becomes King of France.Ref: 5
1830*The first timetables of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad were published in the Baltimore American newspaper.Ref: 4
1845*The 1st legislative assembly convenes in Hawaii.Ref: 5
1861*Cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle.Ref: 5
1862*President Lincoln approves the Federal Homestead Law giving 160 acres of publicly owned land to anyone who will claim and then work the property for 5 years. Thousands then cross the Mississippi to tame the 'Wild West.'Ref: 2
1867*Foundation stone at Royal Albert Hall, London, laid by Queen Victoria.Ref: 5
1867*British parliament rejects John Stuart Mills law on women suffrage.Ref: 5
1868*Republican National Convention, meets in Chicago, nominates Grant.Ref: 5
1870*Second Chamber abolishes capital punishment.Ref: 5
1874*Daniel Sickles leaves his post as Minister to Spain.  
1874*Levi Strauss markets blue jeans with copper rivets, price $13.50 doz.Ref: 5
1875 The International Bureau of Weights and Measures was established.Ref: 4
1882*St Gotthard-railroad tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens.Ref: 5
1892 Triple Alliance between Germany, Italy & Austria-Hungary forms.Ref: 5
1895*U.S. income tax declared unconstitutional.Ref: 10
1899*Jacob German of New York City became the first driver to be arrested for speeding. Mr. German was whipping his taxicab all over Lexington Avenue and being a pain in the neck by going over the posted 12 mile-per-hour speed limit!Ref: 4
1913 The digging was finished for the Panama CanalRef: 62
1915 Bataafsche Petroleum begins oil extraction of Maracaibo.Ref: 5
1916*Codell KS hit by tornado (also on same date in 1917 & 1918).Ref: 5
1917*Turkish Government authorizes Jews to return to Tel Aviv & Jaffa.Ref: 5
1918*First electrically propelled warship (the New Mexico).Ref: 5
1923*Stanley Baldwin, becomes PM of UK.Ref: 5
1925*HQ for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States dedicated in Washington D.C.Ref: 10
1926*Belgian Government of Jaspar takes power.Ref: 5
1926*Congress passes Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots & planes.Ref: 5
1926*Railway Labor Act became law.Ref: 5
1927*At 7:40 AM, Charles A. Lindbergh departs on his solo flight to Paris from Roosevelt Field in his 33-hour non-stop transatlantic crossing in the Spirit of St. Louis. Ref 
1927*Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jedda).Ref: 5
1930*A San Francisco newspaper reported that a University of CA committee had awarded the sum of $1,500 to continue research on the prevention and cure of "athletic foot".Ref: 4
1932*Engelbert Dollfuss becomes chancellor of Austria.Ref: 5
1937*Following a lifelong call to establish a worldwide evangelistic ministry to children, missions pioneer Jesse Overholtzer, 59, founded Child Evangelism Fellowship, in Chicago.Ref: 5
1941*Former Dutch PM Colijn says Netherlands Indies not ready for independence.Ref: 5
1944*US Communist Party dissolves.Ref: 5
1954*Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of Nationalist China.Ref: 5
1956*Atomic fusion (thermonuclear) bomb dropped from plane-Bikini Atoll.Ref: 5
1956*Jordan government of Samir resigns.Ref: 5
1958*US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests).Ref: 5
1959*Ford wins battle with Chrysler to call its new car "Falcon".Ref: 5
1959*Japanese-Americans regain their citizenship.Ref: 5
1959*Shah of Persia visits Netherlands.Ref: 5
1961*A white mob attacked a busload of Freedom Riders in Montgomery, AL, prompting the federal government to send in US marshals to restore order.Ref: 70
1961 Mauritania adopts constitution.Ref: 5
1963*Sukarno appointed President of Indonesia.Ref: 5
1972 Republic of Cameroon declared as constitution is ratified.Ref: 5
1976*USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR.Ref: 5
1977*Original Orient Express makes its last journey between Paris and Istanbul.Ref: 10
1980*710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls NY) are evacuated.Ref: 5
1980*In a referendum, 59.5% of Québec voters reject separatism.Ref: 5
1985*The Dow Jones industrial average broke the 1300 mark for the first time. The Dow gained 19.54 points to close at 1304.88.Ref: 4
1985*FBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR.Ref: 5
1985 Israel exchanges 1150 Lebanese/Palestinian prisoners for 3 Israeli soldiers.Ref: 5
1985*US began broadcasts to Cuba on Radio Marti.Ref: 5
1986*Christy Fichtner, 23, (Texas), crowned 35th Miss USA.Ref: 5
1989 China declares martial law in Beijing.Ref: 5
1991*Soviet parliament approves law allowing citizens to travel abroad.Ref: 5
1993*A 10 meter meteor comes within 150,000 km of Earth (1993KA).Ref: 5
1993*Ukraine Premier Leonid Koetsjma resigns.Ref: 5
1995 Microsoft and Intuit Inc. announce that they have agreed to terminate their planned merger. 
1995*A two-block stretch of Pennsylvania Av in front of the White House would be permanently closed to motor vehicles as a security measure. (XDG, p 4A, 5/20/2000)Ref: 83
1996*The Supreme Court struck down a Colorado measure banning laws that protect homosexuals from discrimination.Ref: 70
1999*Conyers, GA. Six students injured at Heritage High School by Thomas Solomon, 15, who was reportedly depressed after breaking up with his girlfriend.Ref: 88
2002*Paleontologist and author Stephen Jay Gould died in New York at age 60.Ref: 70
2002*East Timor became the world's newest nation.Ref: 70
2003*A cow in Alberta Canada, sick with pneumonia, is slaughtered. Test results come back positive for mad cow disease. The United States and other nations stop importing beef. (USA Today, p 1A, 12/24/2003)Ref: 13
1310*Shoes were made for both right & left feet.Ref: 5
1498*Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India.Ref: 5
1501*Joao da Nova Castell, of Portugal, discovers the Ascension Islands.Ref: 5
1805*Lewis & Clark: The captains name a river "Sah-ca-gah-we-a or bird woman's River, after our interpreter the Snake [Shoshone] woman." As they map new territory, the captains eventually give the names of every expedition member to some landmark.Ref: 65
1830*H.D. Hyde of Reading, PA patented the fountain pen.Ref: 4
1892*George Sampson patents clothes dryer.Ref: 5
1913*Flying for the Mexican rebel Carranza, Didier Masson drops light bombs near a number of Mexican gunboats.Ref: 49
1930*First airplane catapulted from a dirigible, Charles Nicholson, pilot.Ref: 5
1932*Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland for Ireland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.Ref: 70
1939*The Yankee Clipper took off from Port Washington, NY, bound for Europe. The plane, the flagship of Pan American Airways, established the first regular air-passenger service across the Atlantic Ocean.Ref: 4
1940*Igor Sikorsky unveils his helicopter invention.Ref: 5
1974*Soyuz 14 returns to Earth.Ref: 5
1978*US launches Pioneer Venus 1, produces first global radar map of VenusRef: 5
1990*The Hubble Space Telescope sends back its first photographs. (XDG, p 4A, 5/20/2000)Ref: 83
1992*India launches its first satellite independently.Ref: 5
1997*Cosmos Zenit-2 Launch (Russia), Failed.Ref: 5
1997*Thor-2A Delta 2 Launch (Norway/USA), Successful.Ref: 5
1303*Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War.Ref: 5
1520*Hernando Cortes defeats Spanish troops sent against him in Mexico.Ref: 2
1591 Spanish troops in Zutphen surrender to Willem Louis/Mauritius.Ref: 5
1631 German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg.Ref: 5
1784 The Peace of Versailles ends a war between France, England, and Holland.Ref: 2
1799*Napoleon Bonaparte orders a withdrawal from his siege of St. Jean d'Acre in Egypt.Ref: 2
1859 A force of Austrians collide with Piedmontese cavalry at the village of Montebello, in northern Italy.Ref: 2
1861*The capital of the Confederacy is moved from Montgomery AL to Richmond VA.Ref: 70
1861*Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War.Ref: 5
1861*North Carolina becomes 11th & last state to secede from Union.Ref: 5
1864*Battle at Ware Bottom Church VA, 1,400 killed or injured.Ref: 5
1864*Spotsylvania-campaign ends after 10,920 killed/injured person.Ref: 5
1902*US military occupation of Cuba (since Jan 1, 1899) ends. The Republic of Cuba is established under its first elected president, Tomas Estrada Palma.Ref: 5
1940*General Guderians tanks reach The Channel (British expeditionary army).Ref: 5
1941*A submarine torpedoes Newfoundland-registered merchant ship Rothermere in the North Atlantic, in convoy HX-126. 22 die. 
1941*Germany invades Crete by air.Ref: 2
1941*(about 9:00 PM) British Admiralty is first alerted by agent in Sweden of sighting of German battleship Bismark and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen travelling north through Danish waters. 
1942*The last Japanese are evacuated from San Francisco. Six Greyhound buses carried the last 274 Japanese from the collection point at Raphael Weill School, and took them to the Tanforan assembly center. Only six seriously ill Japanese remained in local hospitals.Ref: 37
1942*Japanese complete the capture of Burma and reaches India.Ref: 2
1942*US Navy first permitted black recruits to serve.Ref: 5
1943*All organized Japanese Army resistance ends in the Aleutians.Ref: 37
1943*French, British & US victory parade in Tunis Tunisia.Ref: 5
1945*Japanese begin their withdrawal from China. 
1948 First use of Israeli Air Force & 1st war victory, defeating Syrian army.Ref: 5
1951*During the Korean War, U.S. Air Force Captain James Jabara becomes the first jet air ace in history.Ref: 2
1967*10,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam.Ref: 5
1969*The Paris peace talks begin.Ref: 41
1969*US and South Vietnamese forces capture Apbia Mountain (referred to as "Hamburger Hill" by the Americans) following one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.Ref: 70
1970*Some 100,000 people demonstrated in NY's Wall Street district in support of US policy in Vietnam and Cambodia.Ref: 70
1971*Pentagon reports blacks constitute 11% of US soldiers in SE Asia.Ref: 5
1734*First Jockey Club forms in South Carolina.Ref: 5
1879*5th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37.Ref: 5
1900*2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris France (lasted 5 months).Ref: 5
1913*38th Preakness: James Butwell aboard Buskin wins in 1:53.4.Ref: 5
1918*In what will become a precursor of a tragic event, Indian outfielder Tris Speaker is struck on the head by a pitch thrown by Red Sox hurler Carl Mays. The submarine pitcher, who will fatally bean Ray Chapman with a pitch in 1920, denies Speaker's allegation that it was intentional.Ref: 1
1920*The Chicago police, dressed as soldiers and farmers, raid the Wrigley Field bleachers arresting two dozen Cub fans for gambling as Grover Cleveland Alexander blanks the Phillies, 6-0.Ref: 1
1922*Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the New York lineup & go hitless.Ref: 5
1925*Scoring from first base on a single in the bottom of the ninth, the veteran outfielder Tris Speaker gives the Indian a dramatic 10-9 comeback victory over the Yankees. The Tribe had been trailing the Bronx Bombers, 9-4, going into the last frame.Ref: 1
1940*Soccer team HZVV forms in Hoogeveen.Ref: 5
1940*Trailing 7-1 in the 9th to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia wins 8-7.Ref: 5
1941*White Sox Taft Wright sets American League record of RBIs in 13 consecutive games.Ref: 5
1945*Pete Gray leads the St. Louis Browns to a doubleheader sweep of the Yankees scoring the winning run in the nightcap and three hits in the opener. In the twin bill, the one-armed outfielder makes ten put-outs in the field.Ref: 1
1946*Cubs Claude Passeau makes his first error since September 21, 1941, ending pitcher's fielding record of 273 consecutive errorless chances.Ref: 5
1947*Philadelphia A's catcher Buddy Rosar makes an error to halt his record-setting streak of 147 errorless games.Ref: 1
1948*In front of only 5,001 fans in Chicago, Joe DiMaggio strokes four extra base hits for the fourth time in his career as he hits for the cycle for a second time in a 13-2 rout of the White Sox. The 'Yankee Clipper' paces the Bombers' 22-hit attack with a two home runs, a triple, a double and a single and drives in 6 runs.Ref: 1
1948*Cleveland Indians tie American League record of 18 walks (beat Red Sox 13-4).Ref: 5
1950*76th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Prince wins in 1:59.2.Ref: 5
1959*Yankees sink to last place, first time since May 25, 1940.Ref: 5
1960*Baseball game in Milwaukee postponed due to dense fog.Ref: 5
1961*87th Preakness: Johnny Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 1:57.6.Ref: 5
1962*Patty Berg wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open.Ref: 5
1964*Buster Mathis defeats Joe Frazier to qualify for US Olympic team.Ref: 5
1967*93rd Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 1:55.2.Ref: 5
1972*5th ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat New York Nets, 4 games to 2.Ref: 5
1972*98th Preakness: Eldon Nelson aboard Bee Bee Bee wins in 1:55.6.Ref: 5
1973*Ken Moore beat 4,030 competitors to win the 63rd Bay-to-Breakers footrace in San Francisco, CA. Moore stepped his way to the finish line in 37 minutes, 15 seconds over a course measured at 7.8 miles.Ref: 4
1973*Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1974*The St Louis Cardinals retire Dizzy Dean's uniform no 17.Ref: 29
1978*Mavis Hutchinson, 53, made it to NY City to become the first woman to run across America. The 3,000-mile trek took her 69 days. She ran an average of 45 miles each day. Now that's what we call a daily workout.Ref: 4
1978*104th Preakness: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 1:54.4.Ref: 5
1979*Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1983*By whiffing four batters in a 5-0 loss to the Padres, 'Lefty' Steve Carlton moves past Walter Johnson into second place (3,511) on the career all-time strikeout list .Ref: 1
1983*Michael 'Dynamite' Dokes (of Akron OH) and Mike Weaver (of Galveston TX) fight to a draw in 15 rounds at the Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas NV. Dokes retains the WBA heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 97
1983*Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 rounds to retain the WBC heavyweight boxing title at the Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas NV.Ref: 97
1984*The St Louis Cardinals retire Ken Boyer's uniform no 14.Ref: 29
1984*Barb Bunkowsky wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1984*Boston's Roger Clemens beats Twins, 5-4, for his first victory.Ref: 5
1984*Barb Bunkowsky wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1985*Larry Holmes retained the heavyweight boxing title of the International Boxing Federation at Reno, NV by defeating Carl Wilson in 15 rounds. The fight marked the first, heavyweight title fight in Reno since Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries duked it out in 1910.Ref: 4
1985*The Toronto Blue Jays gain sole possession of 1st place, a position they would not relinquish for the remainder of the season.Ref: 86
1985*Indians-Brewers game at Cleveland Stadium is first rain-out of 1985, ends record string of 458 ML games since Opening Day without a rain-out.Ref: 5
1986*Heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson takes the decision against Mitch Green, who goes the distance in New York.Ref: 97
1987*In a season of streaks, the Brewers end a 12-game losing streak by beating the Chicago White Sox, 5-1. The Brew Crew had opened the season winning 13 consecutive games.Ref: 1
1987 Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF & Harley Race for trademark name "king".Ref: 5
1988*Mike Schmidt hits his 535th homerun, moving into 8th place.Ref: 5
1989*115th Preakness: Pat Valenzuela aboard Sunday Silence wins in 1:53.8.Ref: 5
1989 Walter McConnel, 57, is oldest to reach 27,000' Mount Everest top.Ref: 5
1990*Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Golf International.Ref: 5
1991*Chicago Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP.Ref: 5
1991*Jeff Reardon gains his 300th career save.Ref: 5
1994*The Toronto Blue Jays extend the managerial contract of Cito Gaston through the 1996 season. Blue Jays President and CEO Paul Beeston is named Canada's Baseball Man of the Year for 1993 by Toronto and Montreal BBWAA. 
1995*121st Preakness: Pat Day aboard Timber Coutry wins in 1:54.4.Ref: 5
1995*Twins Marty Cordova ties rookie record of homeruns in 5 consecutive games.Ref: 5
1997*White Sox Frank Thomas reaches base safely for 15th straight timeRef: 5
1999*Met third baseman Robin Ventura becomes the first major league player to hit grand slams in both ends of a doubleheader.Ref: 1
2000*In his initial at-bat for the Mariners, recently acquired Rickey Henderson hits his record 76th career leadoff home run against the Devil Rays.Ref: 1
2001*Barry Bonds becomes 13th player in major league history to hit home runs in four consecutive at-bats. The Giant outfielder went yard in his final two at-bats yesterday and homers in his first two official turns at the plate today.Ref: 1
1570 Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum".Ref: 5
1882 Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" (Gengangere) premieres in Chicago.Ref: 5
1895 First commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC).Ref: 5
1916*Saturday Evening Post cover features Norman Rockwell painting.Ref: 5
1926 Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies.Ref: 5
1933 Charlie Chan was heard for the final time on the NBC Blue radio network after only six months on the air. Not to worry. Several revivals of the Chinese detective were on the air years later ... and in the movies and seen on TV.Ref: 4
1939*The first telecast over telephone wires was sent from Madison Square Garden to the NBC-TV studios at 30 Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan. A bicycle race was the event broadcast to a breathless audience.Ref: 4
1939*"3 Little Fishies" by Kay Kyser hits #1.Ref: 5
1941*Harry James and his orchestra recorded the classic You Made Me Love You for Columbia Records.Ref: 4
1941 Archer's "The Christian Calendar & the Gregorian Reform" published.Ref: 5
1961*Henzes opera "Elegy for Young Lovers" premieres in Schwetzingen.Ref: 5
1967*BBC bans Beatle's "A Day in the Life" (drug references).Ref: 5
1970*The Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK.Ref: 5
1971*The album "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye was released.Ref: 70
1972*"Different Times" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 24 performances.Ref: 5
1972*"Hard Job Being God" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 6 performances.Ref: 5
1973*"2 Gentlemen of Verona" closes at St James Theater NYC after 613 performances.Ref: 5
1973*25th Emmy Awards: Waltons, All in the Family & Mary Tyler Moore win.Ref: 5
1977*"Beatlemania" opens on Broadway.Ref: 5
1979*"I Love My Wife" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 864 performances.Ref: 5
1980*Drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss.Ref: 5
1982*TV's Barney Miller was seen for the last time in its original network run on ABC-TV. Hal Linden as Barney, Abe Vigoda as Fish and a talented cast continue to bring the fictional 12th Precinct to TV screens through syndication.Ref: 4
1984*"On Your Toes" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 505 performances.Ref: 5
1986*Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration airs on CBS-TV.Ref: 5
1988*Howard Stern fans disrupt WMMR's & John DeBella's "Louie Louie" parade.Ref: 5
1989*Toonces The Cat takes the wheel on Saturday Night Live.Ref: 5
1990*"Truly Blessed" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 33 performances.Ref: 5
1992*Rap singer raps 597 syllables in 55.12 seconds.Ref: 5
1993*An estimated 93 million people tuned in for the 274th & final first-run episode of "Cheers" on NBC-TV. As of 1995, this is the 4th highest rated television show with an average audience of 45.5%.Ref: 34
1994*Bobcat Goldthwait charged with misdemeanors for fire on Tonight Show.Ref: 5
1994 Sony Theaters & Cineplex (NYC) hike movie ticket prices to $8.00.Ref: 5
1995*CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung.Ref: 5
2003*The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, is pardoned by South Carolina state officials for past legal problems, primarily drug charges and weapons convictions. (USA Today, p 3D, 5/22/2003)Ref: 13
1470*Pietro Bembo cardinal/theologian, is born.Ref: 5
1471*(or 21st) Albrecht Durer, Nürnberg Germany, painter & printmaker, greatest German Renaissance artist, is born.Ref: 5
1537*Hieronymus Fabricius Ab Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu), is born.Ref: 5
1547*Melchior Bischoff composer, is born.Ref: 5
1554*Paulo Bellasio composer, is born.Ref: 5
1663 William Bradford, printer, is born.Ref: 2
1743*[François D] Toussaint L'Ouverture (à Breda), leader (Haiti), is born.Ref: 5
1750*Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812, is born.Ref: 5
1754*Hans Gram composer, is born.Ref: 5
1759*William Thornton architect (Capitol building, Washington DC), is born.Ref: 5
1764*J Gottfried Schadow German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer, is born.Ref: 5
1768*Dolley Madison (Payne) US First Lady, wife of 4th US President James Madison, is born.Ref: 4
1772*William Congreve English officer (design fire rocket), is born.Ref: 5
1777*James Gowdy, the first merchant in Xenia Ohio (ca Fall 1805), is born.Ref: 54
1799*Honore de Balzac novelist: The Human Comedy, Droll Stories, The Chouans, is born.Ref: 4
1806*John Stuart Mill, British philosopher, leader of the utilitarian movement: editor: Westminster Review; philosopher: System of Logic, Principles of Political Economy, Utilitarianism, On Liberty, The Subjection of Women; is born.Ref: 4
1812*Gustav Adolf Mankell composer, is born.Ref: 5
1815*Barthélémy Menn Swiss graphic artist/painter, is born.Ref: 5
1818*William George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo), is born.Ref: 5
1822*Emile Erckmann [E-Chatrian] French writer (Waterloo), is born.Ref: 5
1822*Frédéric Passy French economist/pacifist; co-winner of first Nobel Peace Prize (1901), is born.Ref: 5
1825*Antoinette Brown Blackwell clergy (1st ordained US female minister), is born.Ref: 5
1828*James William Reilly Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1905, is born.Ref: 5
1830*Amalia princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry, is born.Ref: 5
1830*Hector H Malot French writer (Without Family), is born.Ref: 5
1841*Sara Louisa Oberholtz social reformer, anti-smoking advocate, is born.Ref: 5
1844*Henri Julien Felix Rousseau French ambassador/painter (The Dream), is born.Ref: 5
1850*Eaton Faning composer, is born.Ref: 5
1851*Emile Berliner Germany, inventor (flat phonograph record), is born.Ref: 5
1851*Rose Hawthorne Lathrop US, nun/daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne, is born.Ref: 5
1856*Henri E Cross [Delacroix] French painter, is born.Ref: 5
1872*Albert Steinrück German actor (Golem), is born.Ref: 5
1872*Madeline Breckinridge, American social reformer, is born.Ref: 70
1874 Folkert E Posthuma Dutch minister of Agriculture/Industry, is born.Ref: 5
1876*John Owen Jones composer, is born.Ref: 5
1881*Wladyslaw Sikorski premier Poland (WWII general), is born.Ref: 5
1882*Sigrid Undset, Norway, novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Paul Arntzenius painter/graphic artist/etcher, is born.Ref: 5
1886*John Jacob Astor, English journalist and chief proprietor of The London Times (1922-66), is born.Ref: 70
1889*Felix Arndt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1889*Margery Allingham detective story writer, is born.Ref: 5
1889*William Lawther union leader, is born.Ref: 5
1890*Beniamino Gigli Italy, tenor (Enzo-La Gioconde), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Earl Browder, American Communist Party leader (1930-44), is born.Ref: 70
1894*Adela Rogers St Johns, journalist/author (Foreign Correspondent), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aviation manufacturer (Spitfire), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Estelle Taylor [Boylan] Wilmington DE, actress (8 Commandments), is born.Ref: 5
1899*(US Supreme Court Justice) John M Harlan, Chicago IL, 91st Supreme Court justice (1955-71), is born in Chicago IL..Ref: 5
1901*Max Euwe Netherlands, world chess champion (1935-37), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Otto Waldis Austria, actor (Port of Hell, Unknown World), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Hans Sahl writer, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Jerzy Fitelberg composer, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Russell Hardie Buffalo NY, actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Gerrit Achterberg Dutch poet (Sailing), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Harry Campion statistician/founder (British Central Statistical Office), is born.Ref: 5
1908*(Jimmy) James (Maitland) Stewart Academy Award-winning actor: Philadelphia Story [1940]; The Glenn Miller Story, It's a Wonderful Life, Harvey, Rear Window, Anatomy of a Murder, Bell, Book and Candle, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Vertigo, The Man from Laramie, is born in Indiana PA.Ref: 68
1909*Edward Moss Hutchinson educationalist, is born.Ref: 5
1909*John Arkell director of administration (BBC), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Annie M G Schmidt writer (Fam Doorsnee, Jip & Janneke), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Gardner F[rancis] Fox US, sci-fi author (Kothar-Barbarian Swordsman), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Joseph Proce 3rd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Henry Cadbury Brown architect, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Ion Dumitrescu composer, is born.Ref: 5
1913*William Hewlett cofounder of Hewlett-Packard Co, is born.Ref: 5
1915*William David Ormsby-Harlech, British ambassador to the US 1961-65, confidant of JFK, is born.Ref: 68
1915*Moshe Dayan, Israeli general/minister of Defense, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Peter Copley actor (Victim, King & Country), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Patricia Ellis (Leftwich) actress: Three on a Match, Back Door to Heaven, The Case of the Lucky Legs, Postal Inspector; is born.Ref: 4
1916 Cornelie Coposu politician, is born.Ref: 5
1916*John McIntyre theologian, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Owen Chadwick chancellor (U of East Anglia), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Enyss Djemil composer, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Richard Charles Cobb historian, is born.Ref: 5
1919*'Lonesome' George Gobel Emmy Award winning personality [1954], comedian: "Well I'll be a dirty bird.": The George Gobel Show, The Eddie Fisher Show; actor: Better Late than Never, The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins, Harper Valley P.T.A, is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 4
1920*Betty Driver England, actress (Coronation St, Pardon the Expression, Penny Paradise), is born.Ref: 5
1920 John Cruickshank banker, is born.Ref: 5
1920*William Simpson British trade union leader, is born.Ref: 5
1921*John Harrison British Vice Admiral/surgeon, is born.Ref: 5
1921*John Marchi (Representative-R-NY), is born.Ref: 5
1921*W Borchert writer, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Clifford Butler vice chancellor (Loughborough University of Technology), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Edith Fellows Boston MA, actress (Pennies From Heaven, City Streets), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Hugh Beach British General, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Samuel Selvon author, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Peter Shore MP (Labour), is born.Ref: 5
1925*D French Slaughter Jr (Representative-R-VA, 1985- ), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Bob Sweikert auto racer: Indpls 500 winner [1955], is born.Ref: 4
1926*Vic Ames (Urick) singer with The Ames Brothers, is born.Ref: 4
1926*John Lucarotti scriptwriter, is born.Ref: 5
1927*David Hedison (Ara David Heditsian) actor: Licence to Kill, Live and Let DieRef: 4
1927*[Harold] Bud Grant Wisconsin, CFL/NFL player/coach (Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Minnesota Vikings), is born.Ref: 5
1927*David Frederick Barlow composer, is born.Ref: 5
1927*David Hedison (Ara David Heditsian), Providence RI, actor (Colbys, Voyage to Bottom of Sea), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Walter Aschaffenburg composer, is born.Ref: 5
1928 David Berriman CEO (Rose Thomson Young group of Lloyds Trustees), is born.Ref: 5
1929*André Carolus Cirino Suriname/Indian poet, is born.Ref: 5
1930*James McEachin Pennert NC, actor (Harry-Tenafly), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Robert Bunyard Commandant (British Police Staff College), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Chiharu Igaya Japan, slalom (Olympics-silver-1956), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Ken (Kenton Lloyd) Boyer baseball: St. Louis Cardinals [all-star: 1956, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964/World Series: 1964/Baseball Writer’s Award: 1964]; NY Mets, Chicago White Sox, LA Dodgers, is born.Ref: 4
1933*Constance Towers actress (Capitol, Shock Corridor, Naked Kiss), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Danny Aiello New York NY, actor (Moonstruck, Do the Right Thing), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Alexei A Leonov cosmonaut (Voskhod 2, Apollo-Soyuz), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Anthony Zerbe Long Beach CA, actor (Harry-O, Centennial, They Call Me Mr Tibbs), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Lord "Benjie" Earl of Iveagh British brewer (Guinness)/large landowner, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Dave Hill golf: SPGA tour: champ: 1987 Fairfield Barnett Senior Classic [1987], MONY Senior Tournament of Champions [1987], MONY Syracuse Senior Classic [1987], Paine Webber Invitational [1987]; “The golf swing is like sex. You can’t be thinking about the mechanics of the act while you are performing.”, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Teddy Randazzo songwriter/producer: Goin’ Out of My Head, Hurt So Bad, I’m on the Outside [Looking In]; singer: Way of a Clown; actor: Rock, Rock, Rock, Mister Rock and Roll, Hey, Let’s Twist, is born.Ref: 4
1938*Alan Smithers British professor, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Christina Bass-Kaiser Dutch 3K speed skater (Olympics-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Gro Harlem Brundtland Norway, PM/feminist/conservatist, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Sadaharu Oh of Yomiuri Giants (Japan), hit 868 career homeruns, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Shorty Long soul singer/pianist (Here Comes the Judge), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Stan Mikita NHL center (led NHL in scoring 4 times), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Goh Chok Sole premier of Singapore (1990- ), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Maria Liberia-Peters premier of Dutch Antilles (198?-93), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Jill "Paula" Jackson McCamey TX, singer (Paul & Paula-Hey Paula), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Lynn Davies long jumper, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Simon Keswick British financier/merchant (Hong Kong), is born.Ref: 5
1943 Ian Vallance CEO (British Telecom), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Tison Street composer, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Joe (John Robert) Cocker singer, songwriter: With a Little Help from My Friends, She Came in through the Bathroom Window, The Letter, Up Where We Belong [w/Jennifer Warnes], You are So Beautiful, When the Night Comes, Cry Me a River, is born in Sheffield, England.Ref: 4
1944*Boudouin de Groot Dutch singer (Good night mister president), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Cipa Dichter Rio de Janeiro Brazil, pianist/wife of Misha Dichter, is born.Ref: 5
1944*David M Walker Columbus GA, Captain USN/astronaut (STS 51-A 30, 53, 69), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Harold E Ford (Representative-D-TN, 1975- ), is born.Ref: 5
1945 Lord Hollick CEO (MAI), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Nikolai Nikolayevich Fefelov Russian colonel/cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Wally Herger (Representative-R-CA), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Actress/singer Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre) is born in El Centro CA.Ref: 4
1946*Bobby (Ray) Murcer baseball: NY Yankees [all-star: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974/World Series: 1981], SF Giants [all-star: 1975], Chicago Cubs, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Bakhaavaa Buidaa Mongolia, wrestler (Olympics-silver-1972) disqualified, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Craig Patrick NHL coach, is born.Ref: 5
1947 Iain Vallance CEO (British Telecom), is born.Ref: 5
1948*John Amiel director (Queen of Hearts, Tune in Tomorrow), is born.Ref: 5
1948*John R McKernan Jr (Representative-R-ME, 1983-86/Governor-ME), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Samuel Gejdenson (Representative-D-CT, 1981- ), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Dave Thomas St Catharines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Nick Joe Rahall II (Representative-D-WV, 1977- ), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Cullen Bryant football: Los Angeles Rams: running back: Super Bowl XIV, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Michael D Crapo (Representative-R-ID), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Thomas D Akers St Louis MO, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 41, 49, 61, 79), is born.Ref: 5
1951*William Cullen Bryant actor (Hell Squad), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Warren Cann musician: drums: group: Ultravox: Vienna, All Stood Still, The Thin Wall, The Voice, Reap the Wild Wind, Hymn, Visions in Blue, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Galina Vasilyevna Amelkina Russia, doctor/cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1954*James Henderson country singer (Black Oak Arkansas), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Nigel Griffiths MP (Labour), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Steve George rock keyboardist (Mr Mister), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Tomas Smid Czechoslovakia, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1958*Ronald Prescott Reagan dancer; talk show host; son of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, is born.Ref: 4
1958*Jane Wiedlin Oconomowoc WI, singer/guitarist (GoGos, Fur, Rush Hour), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Mike Engleman Sonoma CA, cyclist (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Bronson Pinchot, actor: Courage Under Fire, Beverly Hills Cop series, The Flamingo Kid, Risky Business, Perfect Strangers, Sara, Stephen King’s The Langoliers, is born in New York City.Ref: 4
1959*Peter Greene Brooklyn NY, producer (After Midnight), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Susan Cowsill Newport RI, rock vocalist (Cowsills-We Can Fly), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Tony Goldwyn Los Angeles CA, actor (Ghost, Kuffs, Traces of Red), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Nick Heyward musician: guitar, singer, songwriter: Favourite Shirts [Boy Meets Girl], Love Plus One, Fantastic Day, The Day It Rained Forever, Whistle Down the Wind, Take That Situation; group: Haircut 100, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Clive Allen WLAF kicker (London Monarchs), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Kit Clarke rocker (Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Sally Quinlan LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1961*Vaughn Jefferis Matangi New Zealand, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-bronze-96), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Lydia Cheng New York NY, Ms Big Apple bodybuilder (1982) (Pumping Iron 2), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Sylvie Rauch Munich German Federal Republic, nude model/actress, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Brian Nash musician: guitar: group: Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Relax!, Two Tribes, The Power of Love, Welcome to the Pleasure Dome, is born.Ref: 4
1963*David Wells Torrance CA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Earl Charles Spencer Sandringham England, brother of Princess Diana, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Jeff Schwarz US baseball pitcher (California Angels, Chicago White Sox), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Paul W Richards Scranton PA, astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Todd Peat WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Bruno Marie-Rose French runner (world record 200 meter indoor), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Fia Porter Mexia TX, actress (Audrey Ames-One Life to Live), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Joe Cioe Cranston RI, Canadian Tour golfer (New Hampshire Open-1992, 93), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Todd Stottlemyre Yakima WA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals, Blue Jays), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Lawyer Tillman NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Liselotte Neumann Finspang Sweden, LPGA golfer (1988 US Women's Open), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Mindy Cohn Los Angeles CA, actress (Facts of Life), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Paolo Seganti actor (Damian-As the World Turns), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Beate Reinstadler Stuttgart Germany, tennis star (1989 Futures Israel), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Damon Mays NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Phil Hansen NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Alberto Mancini Argentina, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1969*Suzanne Lawrence Humble TX, Miss Texas-America (1991) (4th), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Jason York Nepean, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Missy Cress Burbank CA, female catcher (Colorado Silver Bullets), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Niklas Andersson Kungalv Sweden, NHL forward (Team Sweden, New York Islanders), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Terrell Brandon NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jonas Berqvist Angelhorn Sweden, hockey forward (Team Sweden, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Niklas Andersson Kungalv Sweden, NHL left wing (New York Islanders), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Sandy Schreur Dutch soccer player (NEC), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Michael Cox Hannibal MO, 1.5k runner, is born.Ref: 5
1974*Brandon Jessie tight end (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Angela Goethals actress (VI Warshawski, Heartbreak Hotel), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Tamika Thomas Miss Michigan Teen USA (1996)Ref: 5
526*Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria.Ref: 5
1277*John XXI [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus] Port Pope (1276-77), dies.Ref: 5
1293*Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed.Ref: 5
1364*Sir Henry Percy, knight and supporter of Henry IV, aka Harry Hotspur, dies.Ref: 5
1444*Bernardinus van Siena Italian saint, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1449*Peter Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies.Ref: 5
1506*Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty in Spain at 55.Ref: 68
1509*Catharina Sforza Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45.Ref: 5
1597 Matthijs Heldt dies in battle.Ref: 5
1622*Osman II sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies.Ref: 5
1648*Wladyslaw IV Wasa King of Poland, dies.Ref: 5
1650*Francesco Sacrati composer, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1669*Joris van der Hagen landscape painter, dies.Ref: 5
1751*Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas composer, dies at 38.Ref: 5
1782*Carlo Giovanni Testori composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1782*Christoph Gottlieb Schroter composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1793 Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and philosophical writer, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1795*Ignác Martinovics Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded.Ref: 5
1834*Marquis de Lafayette, French and American General: ‘The Hero of Two Worlds’; dies at age 76.Ref: 68
1834*Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert de Motier nobleman, dies.Ref: 5
1841*Joseph Blanco White theological writer, dies.Ref: 5
1847*Mary Lamb writer, dies.Ref: 5
1864*John Clare English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1875*Amalia wife of King Otto of Greece, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1876*Harold grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 8 days old.Ref: 5
1876*Khristo Botev Bulgarian poet, dies.Ref: 5
1878*William R. Featherstone died at the age of 32. A Canadian Methodist who spent his life in Montreal, it was Featherstone who authored the hymn, "My Jesus, I Love Thee."Ref: 5
1880*Eugène prince the Ligne Belgian prince of Ambise, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1883*William Chambers author/publisher, dies.Ref: 5
1895 Ratu Agung-Agung Gdé Ngurah radja van Mataram, Lombok, dies.Ref: 5
1896*Clara Josephine Wieck Schumann composer/pianist, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1899*Carlotta Grisi, Italian ballerina, dies at age 79.Ref: 70
1900*Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1910*World's record of nine reigning monarchs join the parade in London at funeral procession of Edward VII.Ref: 10
1910*Jean-Baptiste Theodore Weckerlin composer, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1919*Jacob Verdam philosopher, dies.Ref: 5
1919*Volcano Keluit on Java, erupts killing 550.Ref: 5
1922*"Egypt" sinks off Ushant after colliding with "Seine" killing 90.Ref: 5
1923*Hans Goldschmidt German chemist, dies.Ref: 5
1935*Ivans [Jacob van Schevichaven] lawyer/detective writer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1939*Joe Carr NFL hall of famer/NFL president (1921-39), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1940 Joris [Georges] van Severen Flem fascist/Member of parliament, dies.Ref: 5
1940*Verner von Heidenstam, Swedish author; awarded Nobel Prize (1916), dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1942*Hector Guimard, French architect and furniture designer, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1949*Damaskinos, Greek archbishop of Athens, dies at age 58.Ref: 70
1956 Sir Max Beerbohm dies.Ref: 10
1956*Sir Max Beerbohm, English caricaturist and writer, dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1956*André Eugene Maurice Charlot actor (Summer Storm), dies.Ref: 5
1956*Max Beerbohm caricturist/writer (Yet Again), dies.Ref: 5
1957*Gilbert Murray, Australian-born scholar, chairman of the League of Nations, (1923-1928), dies.Ref: 5
1959*Alfred Schutz Austrian/US architect/philosopher, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1960*Edwin Emil Witte, US economist, author of the US Social Security Act of 1935, dies.Ref: 17
1965*Pakistani Boeing 720-B crashes at Cairo Egypt, killing 121.Ref: 5
1968*Kees van Dongen Dutch/French painter, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1969*Fred Sherman actor (Chain Lightning), dies after a stroke at 64.Ref: 5
1969*Royal Beal actor (Death of a Salesman), dies of cancer, at 69.Ref: 5
1970*2 die in a NYC subway accident.Ref: 5
1972*Cornelis J van der Klauw Dutch biologist/zoologist, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1972*Walter Winchell columnist/narrator (Untouchables), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1975*Dame Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1975*Jacques Stehman composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1976*Syd (Sydney) Howe hockey: NHL: Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, St. Louis Eagles, Detroit Red Wings [1943-1944 record: scored six goals in game]; dies.Ref: 4
1978*3 PFLP members kill a cop near El Al airlines in Orly Airport, Paris France.Ref: 5
1980*Fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157.Ref: 5
1984*Peter Bull British actor (Dr Doolittle), dies of a heart attack at 72.Ref: 5
1985*George Memmoli actor (Earl-Hello Larry), dies at 46.Ref: 5
1986*Helen Brooke Taussig, American physician; founded pediatric cardiology, dies at age 87.Ref: 70
1986*Bernard Naylor composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1986 Willem Pée, Belgian linguistic, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1989*Gilda Radner Emmy Award-winning comedienne, actress: Saturday Night Live [1977-78]; Haunted Honeymoon [w/husband Gene Wilder]; dies of ovarian cancer at age 42.Ref: 4
1989*Sir John Hicks, English Nobel Prize-winning economist (1972), dies at age 85.Ref: 5
1989*Anton Diffring actor (Zeppelin, Fahrenheit 451), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1991*Julian Orbon De Soto composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1993*Max Klein, American painter; invented "paint by numbers", dies at age 77.Ref: 70
1994 Dallas Pratt collector, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1994*Ronald Russell actor/manager (We Are Angels), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1994*Vivien John artist, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1996*Eric Davidson comedy scriptwriter, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1996*George Malcolm Thomson journalist, dies at 96.Ref: 5
1996*Jack Wyngaard dancer, dies at 37.Ref: 5
1996*Janaki Ramachandran PM of Indian state of Tamil Nadu (1988), dies.Ref: 5
1996*John Pertwee actor (Dr Who), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1996*Julius Marmur biochemist/geneticist, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1996*Lewis B Combs naval commander/civil engineer, dies at 101.Ref: 5
1997*Virgilio Boat President of Colombia (1986-90), diesRef: 5
2000*Jean-Pierre Rampal musician: flutist: recitals world wide; played with New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Indpls, Houston, Minnesota, San Francisco, San Diego and Cincinnati symphony orchestras; dies.Ref: 4
2002*Stephen Jay Gould, a paleontologist and author who eloquently demystified science for the public and challenged his collegues with revolutionary ideas about evolution, dies at age 60 of cancer. (XDG, p 8A, 1/01/2003)Ref: 83

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