Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
May 24th

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1086*Abbott Dauferio/Desiderius becomes Pope Victor III.Ref: 5
1153*Malcolm IV becomes king of Scotland.Ref: 5
1370 Hanzesteden signs peace treaty with Danish king Waldemar IV.Ref: 5
1487*Imposter Lambert Simnel ceremony crowned as King Edward VI of Dublin.Ref: 5
1610*Sir Thomas Gates institutes "laws divine moral and marshal, " a harsh civil code for Jamestown.Ref: 2
1624*After years of unprofitable operation, Virginia's charter is revoked and it becomes a royal colony.Ref: 2
1653 German Parliament selects Ferdinand II king of Austria.Ref: 5
1660*English king Charles II visits Netherlands.Ref: 5
1689*English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration, protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics are specifically excluded from exemption.Ref: 2
1697*English king Willem III travels through northern Europe.Ref: 5
1738*English founder of Methodism John Wesley underwent his famous religious conversion at Aldersgate Chapel in London. Later, in his journal, Wesley reflected under this date: 'I felt my heart strangely warmed....'.Ref: 5
1764*Boston lawyer James Otis denounces "taxation without representation," calling for the colonies to unite in opposition to Britain's new tax measures.Ref: 2
1774*The House of Burgesses adoptes a resolution naming June 1, the day the port of Boston was to be closed, a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer in Virginia. 
1775*John Hancock is elected president of the Continental Congress.Ref: 62
1809 Dartmoor Prison opens to house French prisoners of war.Ref: 5
1824*Pope Leo XII proclaims a universal jubilee.Ref: 5
1829*Pope Pius VIII issues his program for the pontificate.Ref: 5
1830*The first passenger railroad in the United States began service between Baltimore and Elliott's Mills, Maryland.Ref: 5
1854*Lincoln University, PA, first Black college in US forms by Prebyts.Ref: 5
1854*Anthony Burns, slave, arrested by US Deputy marshals in Boston.Ref: 5
1862*Westminster Bridge across Thames opens.Ref: 5
1862*Brigadier General Dan Sickles commands the 2nd ("Excelsior") Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac. Ref 
1866*Berkeley CA named (for George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne).Ref: 5
1881*Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die.Ref: 5
1883*The Brooklyn Bridge, linking Manhattan and Brooklyn, is opened by President Arthur & Governor Cleveland. Construction began January 1, 1870.Ref: 5
1884*Anti-Monopoly party & Greenback Party form People's Party in the US.Ref: 5
1887 Sultan Bargash of Zanzibar grants East African Association at East African harbors.Ref: 5
1890 Caprivi succeeds Bismarck on as chancellor of Germany.Ref: 5
1895*Henry Irving becomes first theatrical knight.Ref: 5
1899*W. T. McCullough of Boston, MA opened the first public garage. One could rent space for selling, storing and repairing vehicles.Ref: 4
1900*Britain annexes Orange Free State.Ref: 5
1902*Empire Day first celebrated in Britain.Ref: 5
1908 Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election.Ref: 5
1909*Bristol University granted Royal Charter.Ref: 5
1913*The US Department of Labor entered into its first strike mediation. The dispute of the Railroad Clerks of the NY, New Haven and Hartford Railroad was settled nine days later.Ref: 4
1916*Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname.Ref: 5
1921*British Legion is formed.Ref: 5
1921*First parliament for Northern Ireland elected.Ref: 5
1922 Russian-Italian trade agreement signed.Ref: 5
1922*Record temperature in Netherlands for May (35.6ºC).Ref: 5
1931*The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) began service on the Columbian run between NY City and Washington, DC. The passenger train was the first train with air conditioning throughout.Ref: 4
1934 Colombia & Peru sign accord about harbor city Leticia.Ref: 5
1935*Swedish princess Ingrid marries Danish crown prince Frederik (IX).Ref: 5
1936*Dutch bishops forbid membership of Nazi party.Ref: 5
1936*President Roosevelt called Director J Edgar Hoover to a morning meeting to discuss his concerns about subversive activity in the United States. He asked Hoover to report on the activities of Nazi and communist groups. After receiving approval from the Attorney General and authority from the Secretary of State to conduct the investigation, Hoover notified his Special Agents in Charge of the assignment.Ref: 14
1950*In Boston, during its annual gathering, the Northern Baptist Convention formally changed its name to the American Baptist Convention. Twenty-two years later, in 1972, the denomination changed its name once more, and became the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.Ref: 5
1951*US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests).Ref: 5
1951*Racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal.Ref: 5
1953*Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Doctor Mellifluus.Ref: 5
1954*Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes first black to head an AMA unit.Ref: 5
1954*German airline Lufthansa forms.Ref: 5
1954*The first traveling sidewalk in a railroad station was moving right along on this, its first day of operation, in Jersey City, NJ.Ref: 4
1957*Heavy earthquake strikes Colombia.Ref: 5
1957*Anti American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan.Ref: 5
1958 President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion.Ref: 5
1959*First house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills PA).Ref: 5
1959*Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England.Ref: 5
1960 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed.Ref: 5
1961*27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS.Ref: 5
1963*First Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely.Ref: 5
1965*Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional.Ref: 5
1968*President De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse.Ref: 5
1968 Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days.Ref: 5
1972*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1975*Dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain an F-16.Ref: 5
1976*At a blind Paris wine tasting nine judges choose California wines over French horrors of horrors.Ref: 10
1977 In a surprise move, the Kremlin ousted Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny from the Communist Party's ruling Politburo.Ref: 6
1977*USSR President Podgorny resigns.Ref: 5
1978 Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect.Ref: 5
1979*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1980*Iran rejects a call by the World Court to release US hostages.Ref: 5
1981*Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain.Ref: 5
1983 Fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria.Ref: 5
1983*Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students.Ref: 5
1983*The Brooklyn Bridge celebrated its 100th birthday with a huge fireworks display.Ref: 4
1983*Fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria.Ref: 5
1986*Margaret Thatcher becomes first British PM to visit Israel.Ref: 5
1988*Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe.Ref: 5
1989*French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice.Ref: 5
1991*Israel began airlifting 15,000 Ethiopian Jews to safety as Ethiopian rebels continued to advance on Addis Ababa.Ref: 6
1991*The UN Security Council voted unanimously to deplore Israel's deportation of four Palestinians from the occupied territories.Ref: 6
1993*Microsoft formally launches Microsoft Windows NT at Windows World in Atlanta. 
1993*Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war.Ref: 5
1994*Four men convicted of bombing New York's World Trade Center in 1993 were each sentenced to 240 years in prison.Ref: 70
1995*"Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss was sentenced to three years in prison and fined $1,500 for running a call girl ring that catered to the rich and famous.Ref: 70
1996*President Clinton underwent his annual physical at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, where he had a precancerous lesion removed from his nose. On the plus side, his weight was the same as the year before -- 216 -- and his cholesterol count had improved from 203 to 191.Ref: 6
2000*The state of Maryland dismissed its wiretapping case against Linda Tripp after judge disallowed most of Monica Lewinsky's testimony.Ref: 6
2000 Israeli troops pull out of south Lebanon, ending 18 years of occupation.Ref: 70
2001*Democrats gain control of the US Senate when Vermont Senator James Jefforts abandons the Republican Party and declares himself independent. (XDG, p 4A, 5/24/2002)Ref: 83
2003*(Airport Security Breach) A flight attendant discovers a man asleep aboard an American Eagle flight in Pittsburgh. He had breached several layers of security to reach the plane. (WSJ, p B1, 9/03/2003)Ref: 33
1543*On the day of his death, Copernicus's "On the Revolution of the Celestial Spheres" is published, proof of a sun-centered solar system.Ref: 2
1607*Captain Christopher Newport and 105 followers found the colony of Jamestown at the mouth of the James River on the coast of Virginia.Ref: 2
1815*George Evans discovers Lachlan River, Australia.Ref: 5
1844*Samuel F.B. Morse uses his electric telegraph to send the message "What hath God wrought" on a completed 40 miles long line from Baltimore to Washington. The second message sent immediately after the first one was "Have you any news?" (XDG, p 4A, 5/24/2000)Ref: 83
1915*Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations.Ref: 5
1928*Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole again.Ref: 5
1930*First woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson).Ref: 5
1954*IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour.Ref: 5
1954*First rocket attains 150 mile (241 km) altitude, White Sands NM.Ref: 5
1961*Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit.Ref: 5
1962*Scott Carpenter orbits the earth three times. Only the second American to achieve Earth orbit. This three-orbit flight runs 4 hrs, 56 minutes abord "Aurora Seven". (TWA, 1964)Ref: 95
1975*Soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4.Ref: 5
1976*Supersonic Concorde flights begin to the U.S. from France; first flight from Washington takes 4 hrs.Ref: 70
1985*Ferry flight, Enterprise (OV-101) from Vandenberg Air Force Base to Edwards Air Force Base CA.Ref: 5
1992*The space shuttle Atlantis returns to earth, bringing with it NASA astronaut Jerry Linenger, who had spent 4 month aboard the Russian Mir space station. (XDG, p 4A, 5/24/2002)Ref: 83
1997*Telstar-5 Proton launch is successful.Ref: 5
1997*STS 84 (Atlantis 19), lands.Ref: 5
1300 King Philip IV occupies Flanders, Earl Gwijde captured.Ref: 5
1658*Battle of Dunes (Spanish-French War) fought.Ref: 5
1667*French troops attack into Southern Netherlands.Ref: 5
1726 People's revolt due to increase in gin/brandy tax.Ref: 5
1798*Believing that a French invasion of Ireland is imminent, Irish nationalists rise up against the British occupation.Ref: 2
1818*General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola FL.Ref: 5
1822*At Battle of Pichincha, Bolívar secures independence of Quito from Spain.Ref: 5
1846*General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey in the Mexican War.Ref: 5
1861*Alexandria VA is occupied by Federal troops.Ref: 3
1861*General Benjamin Butler declares slaves to be the contraband of war.Ref: 2
1863*Bushwackers led by Captain William Marchbanks attack a Federal militia party in Nevada, Missouri.Ref: 2
1915*Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary.Ref: 5
1916*US pilot William Thaw shoots down a German Fokker.Ref: 5
1916*French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured.Ref: 5
1916*Conscription begins in Britain.Ref: 5
1940*Hitler affirms General von Rundstedts "Stopbevel".Ref: 5
1940*RCN destroyers Restigouche, St. Laurent, Skeena, and Fraser head to the United Kingdom to aid the Royal Navy. 
1940*Dutch Queen Wilhelmina speaks on BBC radio and the Dutch army demobilizes.Ref: 5
1940*German tanks reach Atrecht France.Ref: 5
1941*The Iceland Battle begins. Hood and Prince of Wales open fire on the Bismarck. The Hood is sunk, 1416 die, 3 survives, no damage to the Prince of Wales. Bismarck fires on the Suffolk, no hits. The Bismarck is attacked by nine Swordfish and six Fulmar (all bi-planes) from carrier Victorius. Speed 27 knots. She is hit by one torpedo on the starboard side, amidships.Ref: 36
1941*Lancelot Holland British Vice-Admiral ((WWII/Hood), dies in battle.Ref: 5
1943*U-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje.Ref: 5
1943*Admiral Dönitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean.Ref: 5
1944*Enver Hoxha becomes head of Albania anti fascists.Ref: 5
1944*Icelandic voters sever all ties with Denmark.Ref: 5
1993 Kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers & 5 citizens in Turkey.Ref: 5
1877*5th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:45½.Ref: 5
1878 CA Parker (Harvard) wins first American bike race, Beacon Park Boston.Ref: 5
1879*7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40½.Ref: 5
1890 Geo Train & Sam Wall circle world in record 67 days, Tacoma-Tacoma.Ref: 5
1900*34th Belmont Stakes: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼.Ref: 5
1902*Cleveland's Bill Bradley is first American League-er to hit a homerun in 4 consecutive games, not duplicated until Babe Ruth does it June 25, 1918.Ref: 5
1905*39th Belmont Stakes: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08.Ref: 5
1909*After beating the Cardinals a record 24 consecutive times, Giant legend Christy Mathewson finally loses to the Redbirds, 3-1. The winning streak spanned five years starting in May of 1904.Ref: 1
1918*Cleveland beats Yankees 3-2 in 19 innings.Ref: 5
1926*Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000 meters (8:25.4).Ref: 5
1928*Record 12 future Hall of Famers take the field, as Yankees beat A's 9-7.Ref: 5
1929*Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings.Ref: 5
1930*Babe Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week.Ref: 5
1930*Gordon Slade of the Brooklyn Dodgers hits a home run in his first major league at bat.Ref: 12
1935*At Crosley Field, the era of night time baseball begins as 20,000 fans watch the Reds beat the Phillies 2-1 in the first major league game ever played under the lights. During the pre-game ceremonies, President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushes a button at the White House to illuminate the field.Ref: 1
1936*Tony Lazerri 2 grand slams in one game (11 RBIs, a record); Ben Chapman sets record by reaching first 7 times safely, Yankees beat A's 25-2.Ref: 5
1940*First night game at St Louis Sportsman Park (Indians 3, Browns 2).Ref: 5
1940*First night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1).Ref: 5
1941*'Big Poison' Paul Waner is signed by the Braves after being released by Brooklyn. The former Dodger joins his brother 'Little Poison' Lloyd on the Boston roster.Ref: 1
1946*Bill Dickey replaces Joe McCarthy as Yankee manager.Ref: 5
1950*‘Sweetwater’ (Nat) Clifton’s contract was purchased by the NY Knicks. Sweetwater played for the Harlem Globetrotters and was the first black player in the NBA.Ref: 4
1951*Willie Mays begins playing for the NY Giants.Ref: 5
1956*Mickey Mantle goes 5-for-5 with an intentional walk in an 11-5 victory over the Tigers.Ref: 1
1957*Frank Ernaga of the Chicago Cubs hits a home run in his first major league at bat.Ref: 12
1962*The officials of the National Football League ruled that halftime of regular season games would be cut to 15 minutes.Ref: 4
1964*Longest homerun (471') in Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota).Ref: 5
1964*Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational.Ref: 5
1964*The major league mark for shut-outs in one day is broken as seven teams do not cross home plate.Ref: 1
1967*Tommy McCraw drives in eight runs, including three HRs, to help the first-place White Sox beat the Twins, 14-1.Ref: 1
1967*AFL grants a franchise to the Cincinnati Bengals.Ref: 5
1970*Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1972*Don Rose of the California Angels hits a home run in his first major league at bat on the first pitch.Ref: 12
1976*Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in the 5th round in Munich, Germany to retain the heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1978*In an inning which last over an hour, 15 runs score before the first out is recorded as the Florida State League's Tampa Tarpons beat Daytona Beach,18-2.Ref: 1
1979*Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar.Ref: 5
1980*Stanley Cup: NY Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2.Ref: 5
1981*Bobby Unser was first to the checkered flag for his third major victory since 1968. He won the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing,’ the Indpls 500. The victory, however, was short lived, as race stewards took the win away from Unser the next day and awarded it to Mario Andretti. It was the first time a driver had been stripped of the championship. Race officials, looking at videotape, said that Unser had violated the caution light rule and penalized him one lap.Ref: 4
1981*Kathy Hite wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1984*The Tigers tie a major league mark set by the 1916 Giants as Detroit defeat the Angels, 5-1 for their 17th consecutive road victory.Ref: 1
1984*Ralph Sampson, one of the twin towers of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, became the first unanimous choice for Rookie of the Year since Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabar) of the Milwaukee Bucks in 1970.Ref: 4
1986 Reginald Huffstetler treds water for 985 hours.Ref: 5
1986*Montreal skated past Calgary 4-3 to capture its 23rd National Hockey League Stanley Cup championship. No other major North American pro sports franchise has earned as many titles.Ref: 4
1987*Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indpls 500.Ref: 5
1987*33rd LPGA Championship won by Jane Geddes.Ref: 5
1988 John Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute.Ref: 5
1988*Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals.Ref: 5
1989*NY Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his first run of the season.Ref: 5
1989*NHL's NY Rangers fire general manager & coach Phil Esposito.Ref: 5
1990*Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1.Ref: 5
1992*Despite trailing 7-1, NY Yankees tie Milwaukee Brewers & then score 1 in 9th to avoid 5th straight extra inning game.Ref: 5
1992*Pat Bradley wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1992*Al Unser Jr. became the first second-generation winner of the Indpls 500.Ref: 70
1992*Colleen Walker wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1994*In a game against Milwaukee, Cal Ripken hits his 300th career home run.Ref: 1
1994*The Cardinals set major league mark as the have 16 men left on base in their 4-0 victory over the Phillies.Ref: 1
1998*Indpls 500 race; Eddie Cheever Jr. wins with an average speed of 145.155 mphRef: 5
2000*Shawn Estes pitches a seven-hitter and becomes the first Giants pitcher in 51 years (Monte Kennedy-1949) to hit a grand slam enroute to handing the Expos their worst defeat in franchise history, 18-0. He just misses joining Tony Cloninger as the only major league pitcher to hit two slams in a game.Ref: 1
2000*Mark McGwire becomes the fastest player to hit 20 HRs in one season reaching the mark in 35 games, six less than Mickey Mantle (1956) and his own record (1998).Ref: 1
2000*Isiah Thomas, Bob McAdoo and TN women's coach Pat Summitt were elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.Ref: 6
2000*Sixteen Dodgers' players and three coaches are suspended by the commissioner's office for going into the stands during the Wrigley Field scuffle with fans on May 16. The suspensions totaling 60 games for players and 24 games for coaches is the harshest penalty ever handed down by major league baseball.Ref: 1
2001*Lana Blefary, the wife of former Oriole outfielder Curt Blefary, scatters the ashes of husband's remains at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. Although little of the stadium remains as the site is being demolished, she is able to fulfill her husband's last wishes.Ref: 1
2001*Chicago Cub Jon Lieber throws one of the best games of his career in a 3-0 victory over the Reds when he needs just 78 pitches to win the one-hit complete-game affair. Lieber allows just two base runners, but induced two double plays, meaning he faced the minimum 27 batters. It is the hurler's first career one-hitter and third shutout.Ref: 86
2002*After a container is seen being dropped from low-flying plane hitting and bouncing off the stadium roof onto the street, Seattle hazardous materials crews close off the roads around Safeco Field for about an hour. The object turns outs to be the remains a unidentified man's cremated ashes.Ref: 1
1830 "Mary Had A Little Lamb" is written.Ref: 5
1859*Madame Caroline Miolan-Carvalho sang Charles Gounod’s "Ave Maria" in its first public performance.Ref: 4
1873*Leo Delibes' opera "Le Roi l'a Dit" premieres in Paris France.Ref: 5
1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London.Ref: 5
1908 John Masefields "Tragedy of Nan" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1933 Dmitri Shostakovich's Preludes, premieres in Moscow.Ref: 5
1938*Art Kassel’s orchestra recorded a song for Bluebird Records that may not have been a smash hit, but had a title to die for: "So You Left Me for the Leader of a Swing Band".Ref: 4
1948*Benjamin Brittens "Beggar's Opera" premieres in Cambridge.Ref: 5
1953*A previously unknown actor, Rod Steiger, starred in Marty on the Goodyear Playhouse. Paddy Chayefsky wrote the original TV play and then adapted it for the Oscar-winning film.Ref: 4
1958*"New Girl in Town" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 432 performances.Ref: 5
1958 United Press International was formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.Ref: 70
1964*Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan.Ref: 5
1964*18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win.Ref: 5
1966*Shooting begins on "The Corbomite Maneuver", Star Trek's first episode. (Shatner, William, "Star Trek Memories", ©1993, ISBN 0-06-109235-5) 
1966*"Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances.Ref: 5
1968*Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession.Ref: 5
1969*Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks.Ref: 5
1970*Peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult.Ref: 5
1974*After nine years on TV, the last Dean Martin Show was seen on NBC.Ref: 4
1979*Single bottle of 1806 Chateau Lafite claret auctioned for $28,000.Ref: 10
1980*"Rock Lobster" by B-52's hits #56.Ref: 5
1984*"The Wiz" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 13 performances.Ref: 5
1985 "View to a Kill" premieres in US.Ref: 5
1986*Country Singer Garth Brooks marries Sandy Mahl.Ref: 5
1989 "Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade" premieres.Ref: 5
1989 Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack.Ref: 5
1993*Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4 million settlement.Ref: 5
1994*Poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash.Ref: 5
1996 "Spy Hard" starring Leslie Nielsen is released.Ref: 5
1997*Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in MichiganRef: 5
2000*Anthony Landini sold his pair of ruby slippers at Christie’s East, NY. Landini had purchased the slippers in 1988 for $165,000. The pair was one of several worn by Dorothy (Judy Garland) in the movie, The Wizzard of Oz. Landini had grabbed the slippers at an auction at Christie’s. He sold them at that same auction house 12 years later to movie memorabilia collector David Elkouby, who paid $600,000, plus a $66,000 commission. After the auction, Landini was quoted as saying, “There’s no place like Christie’s.” “There’s no place like Christie’s.”Ref: 4
-15*(date uncertain) Julius Caesar Germanicus Roman commandant, is born.Ref: 5
15*Julius Caesar Germanicus Roman commandant, is born.Ref: 5
1544*William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism), is born.Ref: 5
1605*Nikon [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church, is born.Ref: 5
1610*Giovanni Battista Chinelli composer, is born.Ref: 5
1619*Philips Wouwerman(s) Dutch painter, is born.Ref: 5
1650*John Churchill first duke of Marlborough, English general strategist, is born.Ref: 5
1677*Alexandre de Villenueve composer, is born.Ref: 5
1686*Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit physicist: developed system for cleaning mercury to keep it from sticking to glass; inventor: alcohol thermometer [1709], mercury thermometer [1714]; created measure of temperature which bears his name [1724], is born.Ref: 4
1736*Juan de Sesse y Balaguer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1738*George III king of Great-Britain (1760-1820), is born.Ref: 5
1743*Jean Paul Marat, revolutionary leader in France, is born.Ref: 5
1751*Charles Emanuel II King of Sardina (1796-1802), is born.Ref: 5
1753*Oliver Cromwell, Burlington NJ, black who served with Washington, is born.Ref: 5
1754*Giacomo Conti composer, is born.Ref: 5
1767*Joseph Ignaz Schnabel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1781*Louis-François Dauprat composer/horn player, is born.Ref: 5
1794*William Whewell British philosopher (History of Inductive Science), is born.Ref: 5
1803*Charles Bonaparte Corsican/French prince of Canino/Musignano, is born.Ref: 5
1807*Cornelis E van Koetsveld vicar/literature, is born.Ref: 5
1807*Thomas Duncan painter, is born.Ref: 5
1810*Abraham Geiger theologian/author/leader of Reform Judaism, is born.Ref: 5
1811*Charles Clark Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1877, is born.Ref: 5
1816*Robert Seaman Granger (Union Army Brevet Major General, died in 1894), is born.Ref: 5
1816*Emanuel Leutze, US, (artist: Washington Crossing the Delaware, Washington Rallying the Troops at Monmouth, Columbus Before the Queen; is born.Ref: 4
1819*Victoria Alexandrine, London England, Queen of Great Britain (1837-1901), is born.Ref: 5
1831*Richard Hoffman composer, is born.Ref: 5
1838 Paul Laband German lawyer, is born.Ref: 5
1840*Frederick Walker painter, is born.Ref: 5
1841*Charles Napier Henry painter, is born.Ref: 5
1841*Tito Mattei pianist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1850*Ernest Albert Waterlow water-color painter, is born.Ref: 5
1852*Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham author/politician, is born.Ref: 5
1854*Louis Mountbatten Admiral (WWI), is born.Ref: 5
1855*Arthur Wing Pinero British playwright, is born.Ref: 5
1858*Johan C Braakensiek political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer), is born.Ref: 5
1866*Armando Frid Argentina, live until July 28 1990 (124 years), is born.Ref: 5
1870*(US Supreme Court Justice) Benjamin Cardozo, American Supreme Court justice (1932-8), is born.Ref: 70
1870*Jan Christian Smuts, South African statesman, soldier and prime minister (1919-24), is born.Ref: 70
1878*Lillian Moller Gilbreth engineer (CIOS Gold Medal-1954), pioneer in time-motion studies, is born.Ref: 5
1878*Harry Emerson Fosdick, American Protestant minister, teacher and author, is born.Ref: 70
1881*Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1882*Creighton Hale Cork Ireland, actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Elsa Maxwell gossip columnist, actress: Our Betters, Elsa Maxwell’s Hotel for Women, The Lady and the Lug; is born.Ref: 4
1886*Paul Paray Le Tréport Normandy, conductor/composer (Artemis Trouble), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Mick (Edward) Mannock, WWI flying ace for Great Britain with 73 hits, is born.Ref: 4
1891*Benedictus H Danser Dutch botanist, is born.Ref: 5
1891*William F Albright US old testament scholar/archaeologist, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Birth of Earl B. Marlatt, American religious educator and hymnologist. In 1926 Marlatt penned the hymn, "`Are Ye Able?' Said the Master," to be sung in a consecration service at Boston University's School of Religion.Ref: 5
1893*W H Walter Baade German/US astronomer (Andromeda), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Samuel I Newhouse US millionaire publisher (Parade, Vogue, Glamour), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Kathleen Hale British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Helen Brooke Taussig, American physician; founded pediatric cardiology, dies at 87.Ref: 70
1899*Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) and Olympic gold-medalist (1920), is born.Ref: 68
1903*Arthur Vineberg, Canadian heart surgeon, is born.Ref: 2
1903*Aram Katchaturian Armenian composer, (Earth), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Hilding Hallnas composer, is born.Ref: 5
1904*George Formby [William Booth], British singer/comic (Let George Do It), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Kenneth Buckley British Rear-Admiral, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Patrick Johnson physicist, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Mikhail Sholokhov USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Zdenek Blazek composer, is born.Ref: 5
1906 Edmund Sargant solicitor, is born.Ref: 5
1906 John Mayo director-general (Help the Aged), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Kresimir Fribec composer, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Michael Roberts historian, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Sam Giancana, American gangster; led Chicago crime syndicate in 1950's and 1960's, is born.Ref: 70
1909*Wilbur Mills (Representative-D-AR)/involved with Fanne Foxe, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Guillermo Diaz-Plaja Spanish literary/poet (Lorca), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Louis Fürnberg writer, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Margers Zarins composer, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Nils-Eric Fougstedt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Joan Hammond British operatic soprano, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Joseph Anthony [Deuster] US director/actor (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Audrey Brown England, 4 X 100 meter runner (Olympics-silver-1936), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Willi Daume Olympic organizer, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Clifford Irving Chairman (Isle of Man Government), is born.Ref: 5
1914*George Tabori writer, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Lilli Palmer (Lillie Marie Peiser), Germany, actress: Chamber of Horrors, Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Boys from Brazil; is born.Ref: 68
1916*Roden Cutler Governor (New South Wales), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Derek Hodgson British high court judge, is born.Ref: 5
1917 Lord Campbell of Alloway QC, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Theodore Hesburgh Syracuse NY, president (Notre Dame), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Coleman A Young civil rights leader (Mayor-D-Detroit), is born.Ref: 5
1918 D V Jennings solicitor, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Sadao Bekku composer, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Paul Bramley oral surgeon, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Siobhan McKenna, Ireland, stage actress (Saint Joan), is born.Ref: 5
1924*62 Siobhan McKenna 5/24/1924 11/16/1986 Irish stage actressRef: 70
1925 François J [Frank] le Roux chief whip (South African Conservative Party), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Mai Zetterling Sweden, actress (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm), is born.Ref: 5
1927*John Kelly Jr US, sculls (Olympics-bronze-1956), brother of Grace Kelly, is born.Ref: 5
1927 Martinus J Mentz South African MP (Conservative), is born.Ref: 5
1927 Timothy Beven CEO (Barclays Bank), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Peter Griffiths MP, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Stanley Baxter British comedian (Joey Boy, Fast Lady), is born.Ref: 5
1928*William Trevor British writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Hans-Martin Linde composer, is born.Ref: 5
1930 Ivor Richardson Judge (New Zealand Court of Appeals), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Arnold Wesker British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen), is born.Ref: 68
1932*Elaine Malbin opera singer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Graham Arnold artist, is born.Ref: 5
1932*James Anderton Chief constable (Manchester England), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Terence Heiser British senior civil servant, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Christopher Staughton British Lord Justice of Appeal, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Joaquín Vaquero Turcios Spanish painter, is born.Ref: 5
1933 Tony Mullett director-general (National Criminal Intelligence Service), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Jane Byrne (Mayor-D-Chicago), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Harold Budd composer, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Tim Brown football: Baltimore Colts running back: Super Bowl III, is born.Ref: 4
1938*Tommy Chong (of Cheech and Chong), Edmonton, Alberta, comedian/actor (Cheech & Chong), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Dixie Carter actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night), is born.Ref: 5
1939 Gert J Schutte Dutch MP (GPV), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Joseph Brodsky USSR, author (Less than 1, Nobel 1987), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Bob Dylan [Zimmerman] Duluth MN, singer/songwriter (Blowin' in Wind), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Andres Garcia Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, actor (Tiger Shark), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Baroness Hollis of Heigham history lecturer (U of East Anglia), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Brian Dennis composer, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Konrad Boehmer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Martin Mogg governor (British Durham Prison), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Tony Valentino rocker (Standells-Dirty Water), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Derek Quinn, guitarist for Freddie and the Dreamers, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Sarah Dash Trenton NJ, rocker (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Gary Burghoff, Bristol CT, actor (Radar-MASH), is born.Ref: 68
1943*James Levine British conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1944*(date questionable) Frank Oz (Richard Frank Oznowicz), puppeteer (voice of Miss Piggy, Grover and Yoda), is born.Ref: 68
1944*Patti LaBelle [Holt] Philadelphia PA, singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Arthur Brown rock vocalist (Fire) [or Jun 24], is born.Ref: 5
1945*Steven Norris British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Priscilla Beaulieu Presley (Priscilla Ann Wagner) (actress: Dallas, Naked Gun series; mother of Lisa Marie Presley, was married to Elvis Presley; coexecutor of the Elvis Presley estate, Priscilla transformed Graceland into a $50-million business), is born in Brooklyn NY.Ref: 4
1945 Richard Ottaway MP, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Actress, wife of Elvis, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley (Priscilla Ann Wagner), is born in Brooklyn NY. (TWA, 2003)Ref: 95
1946*Ellie (Eliseo Delgado) Rodriguez baseball: catcher: NY Yankees, KC Royals [all-star: 1969], Milwaukee Brewers [all-star: 1972], California Angels, LA Dodgers, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Irina Kirszenstein Szewinska Lenningrad, long jumper (Olympics-bronze-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Jeremy Treglown English scholar/editor (TLS), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Steve Upton rock drummer (Wishbone Ash-There's the Rub, Locked In), is born.Ref: 5
1947 Luke Rittner secretary-general (Arts Council), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Mike Reid, Altoona PA, country singer (Walk on Faith), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Judith Kahan actress: Mary, The Hogan Family, Ferris Bueller, Doc, All’s Fair, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Leo Sayer, Britsh singer, is born in Shoreham, England.Ref: 68
1949*John Illsley rocker (Dire Straits), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Jo Ann Washam (golf: champ: Portland LPGA [1975]), is born.Ref: 4
1951*Dwight McDonald football: San Diego State Univ., is born.Ref: 4
1951*Pat Bradley golfer (leader in the LPGA career earnings), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Rob Baker rock drummer (Red Rider), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Ronald A Parise Warren OH, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Nell [Laura] Campbell Sydney New South Wales Australia, actress (Rocky Horror Picture Show), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Rosanne Cash Memphis TN, country singer (Runaway Train, Seven Year Ache, I Wonder), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Thad Ackel horse trainer, is born.Ref: 5
1956*Helen Terry rocker (Now You're Mine), is born.Ref: 5
1957*John G Rowland (Representative-R-CT, 1985- ), is born.Ref: 5
1959*George Glanos horse trainer, is born.Ref: 5
1960*Pete Metzelaars NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Bev Lidyoff Huntington Park CA, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Dorothy Trapp equestrian 3-day (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Gene Anthony Ray Harlem NY, dancer/actor (Leroy-Fame), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Horace Holden Jr Atlanta GA, slalom double canoe (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Joe Dumars NBA guard (Detroit Pistons), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Ken Ftach St Louis MO, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Adrian Moorhouse British 100 meter breaststroker (Olympics-gold-1988), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Elizabeth McColgan British running star (world record 5 km indoor), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Pat Verbeek Sarnia Ontario, NHL forward (Team Canada, New York Rangers), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Chris Jorgis Palo Alto CA, US badminton player (Olympics-92), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Tommy Turner jockey, is born.Ref: 5
1966*Tony Jones NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Heavy D rapper, is born.Ref: 5
1967*Margaret Crowley Australian 800 meter/1500 meter runner (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Steve McDonald rocker (Redd Kross), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Jerry Dipoto Jersey City NJ, pitcher (New York Mets), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Rich Robinson Atlanta GA, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Jeff Zgonina NFL defensive tackle (Carolina Panthers, Packers, Rams), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Nick Castaneda Birmingham AL, pairs skater (& Dawn Piepenbrink), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Tommy Page West Caldwell NJ, singer (I'll Be Your Everything), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Paul Ragusa Bulach Switzerland, Canadian 48 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Troy Barnett NFL defensive end (New England Patriots), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Danny Bautista Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, outfielder (Atlanta Braves), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Petra Schwarz-Ritter Vienna Austria, tennis star (1988 Futures-Bari-ITA), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Tito Paul NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Viktor Ujcik Jihlava Czechoslovakia, hockey (Team Czechoslovakia Republic), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Karim Alami Morocco, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1973*Ville Peltonen Vantaa Finland, NHL forward (Team Finland, San Jose), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Ace Custis NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Marcus Coleman free safety (New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Maria Alejandra Vento Caracas Venz, tennis star (1995 Futures-Braz), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Natalie Neaton Royal Oak MI, soccer forward (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Katie King ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Jade Winter Australian swimmer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Tracy McGrady NBA forward (Toronto Raptors), is born.Ref: 5
1980*(Long Island) Billy L Sullivan. Long Island NY, actor (Will Pacino-Something So Right), is born.Ref: 5
1981*Shelby Lyons Oswego NY, pairs skater (& Wells-1995 Midwest champion), is born.Ref: 5
1982*Baby Boy Samane South Africa, son of Christina Samane, heaviest known viable baby (22 lbs 8 oz/10.2 kg), is born.Ref: 5
1996*Matthew Eappen Boston MA, baby murdered by nanny Louise Woodward, is born.Ref: 5
1144*Petronella wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies.Ref: 5
1543*Nicolaus Copernicus (Mikolaj Kopernick) Polish astronomer: the Copernican theory: the sun is the center of our universe, dies in Frauenburg, Poland at age 70.Ref: 68
1612*Robert Cecil first Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48.Ref: 5
1665*Maria de Jesus de Agreda [Maria Coronel] Spanish franciscans, dies.Ref: 5
1669 Pieter Cuypers South Netherlands lawyer, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1670*Ferdinand II ruler of Toscane, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1696*Albertine Agnes princess of Orange-Nassau, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1751*William Hamilton of Gilbertsfield, poet, dies.Ref: 5
1762*Joseph Umstatt composer, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1773*Jan Zach composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1792 George Brydges first baron Rodney/Admiral, dies.Ref: 5
1792*Jakob Michael Lenz, Russian-born German poet (That Soldier), dies at age 41.Ref: 70
1804*Simon Style Fries medical/writer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1814*Empress Josephine is born.Ref: 10
1817*Juan Meléndez Valdés Spanish lawyer/poet, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1826*Friedrich Fesca composer, dies at 37.Ref: 5
1831*Benjamin Carr composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1831*James Peale, artist, dies.Ref: 68
1833*John Randolph Virginia statesman and early advocate of the states’ rights: US representative and senator; dies.Ref: 4
1844 William Crockford clubman/gambler, dies.Ref: 5
1848*A V Droste-Hülshoff writer, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1850*Jane Porter novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1851*Stanko Vraz [Jakob Frass] Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40.Ref: 5
1856*Pottawatomie Massacre took place in KS.Ref: 5
1861*Elmer Ellsworth US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23.Ref: 5
1861*James T Jackson US landlord (doodde EE Ellsworth), shot dead).Ref: 5
1871*Francisco Salvador Daniel composer, dies at 40.Ref: 5
1872*Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld painter, dies.Ref: 5
1876*Henry Kingsley English/Australian writer, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1879*William Garrison poet, journalist: editor: National Philanthropist; antislavery activist: publisher: The Liberator; dies at age 73.Ref: 68
1881*Samuel Palmer landscape painter, dies.Ref: 5
1882*Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet: The Song of Hiawatha, Paul Revere’s Ride, The Wreck of the Hesperus; dies.Ref: 4
1894*William Joseph Westbrook composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1895*Joseph Quinaux Belgian painter, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1919*Amado Nervo [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo] Mexican poet, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1926*90 Sir Erskine Holland 7/17/1835 5/24/1926 English legal scholar, dies at age 90.Ref: 5
1943*Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko Russian playwright, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1948*Alfred Kastner composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1953*Cor Hermus actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1956*Guy Kibbee actor (Captain Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1959*John Foster Dulles, the American Secretary of State to President Eisenhower from 1953-1959, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1963*Elmore James blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack.Ref: 5
1964*318 are killed at a soccer match in Lima, Peru. (Ref: Sports Illustrated, p. 15, 5/21/2001) 
1968*The last US Cavalry horse died. His name was Chief.Ref: 62
1968*Bernard Rogers composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1969*Mitzi Green actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48.Ref: 5
1971*A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard.Ref: 5
1972*Asta Nielsen actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1972*Gavin Muir actor (Hollister-Betty Hutton Show), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1974*Duke Ellington, jazz composer, band leader and pianist, dies at age 75.Ref: 68
1976 Henk Lankhorst pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1976*Melle J Oldeboerrigter ("Melle") painter/cartoonist, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1979*Jan Arvan actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies.Ref: 5
1981*George Jessel actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies from a heart attack at age 83.Ref: 68
1981*Jack Warner [Waters] actor (Captive Heart), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1981*Jaime Roldós Aguilera President of Ecuador, dies in air crash.Ref: 5
1985*Cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die.Ref: 5
1986*Gunnar Björnstrand actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1986*Stephen D Thorne Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut, dies in a plane crash at 33.Ref: 5
1986*Yakima Canutt actor/director (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 91.Ref: 5
1987*Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89Ref: 68
1988*James "Hamish" Hamilton British publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1989*Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants] Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1991*Gene Clark singer, musician: guitar: group: The Byrds: Turn, Turn, Turn; New Christy Minstrels; dies at age 49.Ref: 4
1991*The remains of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, assassinated by a suicide bomber, were cremated. (TWA, 1992)Ref: 95
1992*Joan Sanderson actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1993*Jesus Posadas Ocampo Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66.Ref: 5
1993*Milton O Thompson astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1994*Jean-Pierre E Plooij Dutch writer (Bird House), dies at 48.Ref: 5
1994*John Barrington Wain author, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1994*Sandor Lakatos Hungarian violist/orchestra leader, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1994 Yehuda Mor-Mirkovsky Israeli kibbutz-founder, dies at 96.Ref: 5
1995*Sir (James) Harold Wilson British Prime Minister [1964-1970, 1974-1976]; politician: head of British Labor party, dies of cancer in London at age 79.Ref: 4
1995*Mike Pyne jazz Pianist, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1996*Alexander Langsdorf physicist, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1996*Harry Campion statistician, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1996*Jack McCarthy kiddie show host (Popeye), dies of cancer at 81.Ref: 5
1996*Jacob R Druckman composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1996*John Abbott British actor (Lady Jane, Quest), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1996*Joseph Mitchell writer, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1997*Edward Mulhare actor: Megaforce, Our Man Flint, Von Ryan’s Express, Knight Rider; dies of lung cancer at age 74.Ref: 4
2000*Gunmen killed five people in a robbery attempt at a Wendy's restaurant in Queens, NY.Ref: 6
2001*23 die when the floor of a Jerusalem wedding hall collapses beneath dancing guests. The scene is caputered on videotape. (XDG, p 4A, 5/24/2002)Ref: 83

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