Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
May 27th

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1199*The coronation of John (of England) by Hubert Walter at Winchester Cathedral.Ref: 16
1281 Flemish Earl Gwijde Dampierre takes financial responsibility of Brugge.Ref: 5
1328*French king Philip VI Valois crowned.Ref: 5
1664*Colonial theologian Increase Mather, 24, was installed as minister of Boston's Second (Congregational) Church. He remained there until his death in 1723.Ref: 5
1668*Three colonists are expelled from Massachusetts for being Baptists.Ref: 2
1679*Parliament passes Habeas Corpus Act-arested person must come before judge to determine legality, no false arrest & imprisonment.Ref: 5
1689 Anthonie Heinsius succeeds G Fagel as pension advisor of Holland.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Governor Phips set up a special Court of Oyer and Terminer comprised of seven judges to try the witchcraft cases. Appointed were Lieutenant Governor William Stoughton, Nathaniel Saltonstall, Bartholomew Gedney, Peter Sergeant, Samuel Sewall, Wait Still Winthrop, John Richards, John Hathorne, and Jonathan Corwin. These magistrates based their judgments and evaluations on various kinds of intangible evidence, including direct confessions, supernatural attributes (such as "witchmarks"), and reactions of the afflicted girls. Spectral evidence, based on the assumption that the Devil could assume the "specter" of an innocent person, was relied upon despite its controversial nature.Ref: 20
1703*Czar Peter the Great proclaims St. Petersburg the new Russian capital.Ref: 5
1774*Members of the now-dissolved House of Burgesses meet at the Raleigh Tavern to propose an annual "general congress" of the colonies. They also formed another new association boycotting tea and all other commodities imported by the East India Company except saltpeter and spices. 
1846*Donner Party: They reach the Blue River. It is too swollen to pass. Makeshift ferries are built.Ref: 27
1850*Mormon Temple in Nauvoo IL destroyed by tornado.Ref: 5
1854*Marine Telegraph from Fort Point to San Fransisco completed.Ref: 5
1856*Doctor William Palmer found guilty of poisoning.Ref: 5
1883*Czar Alexander III crowned in Moscow.Ref: 5
1893 Audath Yisroel forms at Kattowitz (Katowice) Poland.Ref: 5
1903*Queen Wilhelmina opens Berlages Merchants bureau in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1907*The Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco.Ref: 2
1908*Congress enacts a law preventing the Department of Justice from engaging Secret Service operatives.Ref: 14
1908*A Sundry Civil Service Bill declared that Secret Service employees accepting assignments by any department other than Treasury (except in counterfeiting cases) would be suspended for two years. The provision became effective July 1. It prevented the practice of agencies like the Department of Justice (DOJ) from borrowing investigators for specific cases.Ref: 14
1912*Sixteen Daytonians meet with Russell Geiner, President of the Kansas City Rotary Club in the ballroom of the Dayton Club for the purpose of founding the Dayton Rotary Club. Among them were Scott Pierce to become the Club's first President (and a near relative of Barbara Bush) and James Woodhull whose legacy would initiate the endowment fund. Ref 
1916*Groundbreaking begins on Hugh Grant Circle in the Bronx.Ref: 5
1917*Benedict XV promulgated the "Codex iuris canonici." Divided into five books and 2,414 regulations, the CIC was the first revision of canon law in the Catholic church in modern times, and went into effect at Pentecost the following year.Ref: 5
1920 Tatar ASSR is established in Russian SFSR.Ref: 5
1921*After 84 years of British control, Afghánistán achieves sovereignty.Ref: 5
1924*The General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, meeting at Springfield, Maryland, repealed its ban on dancing and theater attendance.Ref: 5
1927*Thomas Masaryk elected Czechoslovakian president.Ref: 5
1929*Colonel Charles Lindbergh marries Anne Spencer Murrow.Ref: 2
1933 Austrian communist party banned.Ref: 5
1933*Federal Securities Act signed.Ref: 5
1935*The Supreme Court declares President Franklin Roosevelt's National Recovery Act unconstitutional.Ref: 2
1936*The maiden voyage of the ship RMS Queen Mary began. The huge vessel set sail from Southampton, England headed for the New York Harbor in the U.S.Ref: 4
1937*The Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, CA, is dedicated; 200,000 pedestrians walk across.Ref: 5
1939*The German ship St. Louis is refused entry in Cuba even though all its refugees had legitimate landing certificates. Ref 
1940*Louis Turner mails Szilard a manuscript arguing that element 94-239 (not yet discovered) should be highly fissionable like U-235, and could be manufactured by bombarding U-238 with neutrons, to form U-239, which would undergo two beta-decays to form elements 93-239 and 94-239 in succession.Ref: 91
1940*Edwin McMillan and Philip Abelson submit a report "Radioactive Element 93" to "Physical Review" describing their discovery of neptunium produced by bombarding uranium with neutrons. Britain subsequently protests the publication as a violation of wartime secrecy.Ref: 91
1945*Lead ship in 76 vessel Atlantic convoy hits iceberg; 22 other ships run into each other.Ref: 10
1948*Arabs blow up Jewish synagogue Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid.Ref: 5
1949 Russians stop train traffic to and fron West-Berlin.Ref: 5
1952 European Defense Community forms.Ref: 5
1953 Dutch social democratic/Dutch Liberal Party win municipal elections.Ref: 5
1955*The census clock at the Department of Commerce Building in Washington, DC recorded a U.S. population of 165,000,000 at 8:51 a.m. Those clever people at the DOC figured out that this meant that a baby was being born every eight seconds in the USA.Ref: 4
1956*US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests).Ref: 5
1957*Senator Theodore F. Green of Rhode Island became the oldest person to serve in the U.S. Congress. At the time, Sen. Green was 89 years, 7 months and 26 days young.Ref: 4
1958*First joint meeting of U.S. & European ALGOL definition committee.Ref: 62
1958*Ernest Green & 600 whites graduate from Little Rock's Central HS.Ref: 5
1958*DeGaulle acclaimed Savior of France.Ref: 10
1961 First black light is sold.Ref: 5
1963*Jomo Kenyatta elected first prime minister of Kenya.Ref: 5
1970*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1972*President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet Communist Party chief Leonid Brezhnev sign an arms reduction agreement.Ref: 2
1975*Worst motor vehicle disaster in UK; bus full of elderly women plunges from Dibble's Bridge Yorkshire, killing 38.Ref: 5
1977*NYC fines George Willig 1¢ for each of 110 stories of the World Trade Center he climbed yesterday.Ref: 5
1979*Pope John Paul ordains John J O'Conner as a bishop.Ref: 5
1981*John Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol.Ref: 5
1981*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1983*Former EPA official Rita Lavelle indicted for contempt of Congress.Ref: 5
1985 In Beijing, representatives of Britain and China exchanged instruments of ratification on the pact returning Hong Kong to the Chinese in 1997. (XDG, p 4A, 5/27/2003)Ref: 83
1986 Mel Fisher found a jar on this day. The jar contained 2,300 emeralds and was recovered from the Spanish ship Atocha, which sank in the 17th century. The value of the emeralds was said to be “mutli, multimillions” of dollars.Ref: 4
1986*France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island.Ref: 5
1986*President Reagan orderes 2 Poseidon-class submarines be dismantled.Ref: 5
1986 Norway Showcase groundbreaking.Ref: 5
1988*Senate ratified a treaty eliminating medium-range nuclear missiles.Ref: 5
1990*César Gaviria Trujillo chosen President of Colombia.Ref: 5
1990*Radical Democratic Party holds first political meetings in Moscow.Ref: 5
1993*The US House of Representatives approves a massive deficit-reduction, tax-increase bill by a vote of 219-213. (XDG, p 4A, 5/27/2003)Ref: 83
1993*The Canadian House of Commons approves the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). (XDG, p 4A, 5/27/2003)Ref: 83
1994*Nobel Prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia to the emotional cheers of thousands after spending two decades in exile.Ref: 70
1995*Actor Christopher Reeve was paralyzed when he was thrown from his horse during a jumping event in Charlottesville, Va.Ref: 70
1997*Yeltsin and Clinton sign "Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between NATO and the Russian Federation" which creates a permanent joint council including Russia in NATO decision-making.Ref: 89
1997*The Supreme Court ruled Paula Jones could pursue her sex harassment lawsuit against President Clinton while he was in office.Ref: 70
1998*Massive sell-off of Russian bonds, securities and rublesRef: 89
1998*Michael Fortier, the government's star witness in the OK City bombing case, was sentenced to 12 years in prison after apologizing for not warning anyone about the deadly plot.Ref: 70
1998*United Nations indicts Slobo Milosevic as a war criminal. (finally jailed on 06/28/01)Ref: 10
1999*A U.N. tribunal indicted Slobodan Milosevic for crimes against humanity, holding the Yugoslav president personally responsible for the horrors in Kosovo.Ref: 70
1796*James S McLean, of New Jersey, patents his piano.Ref: 5
1895*British inventor Birt Acres patents film camera/projector.Ref: 5
1919*First airplane crosses Atlantic; Navy seaplane NC-4 , ‘Lame Duck,' flies Rockaway NY to Lisbon in 11 days.Ref: 5
1930*Richard Drew invents masking tape.Ref: 5
1930*Cellophane transparent tape patented by inventor Richard Gurley Drew; 3M to manufacture.Ref: 10
1931*First full scale wind tunnel for testing airplanes, Langley Field VA.Ref: 5
1931*Piccard & Knipfer make first flight into stratosphere, by balloon; 1st use of pressurized cabin in a balloon.Ref: 5
1958*Vanguard SLV-1 launched for Earth orbit (failed).Ref: 5
1961*President Kennedy announces US goal to reach the Moon.Ref: 5
1997*First all female (20 British women) team reaches North Pole.Ref: 5
1660 Denmark & Sweden sign ceasefire.Ref: 5
1738 Turkish troops occupy Orsova & Ochakov.Ref: 5
1813*Americans capture Fort George, Canada.Ref: 5
1862*Battle of Hanover Court House VA (Slash Church, Peake's Station).Ref: 5
1863*Edward Payson Chapin Union Brigadier General, dies at 31.Ref: 5
1863*CSS Chattahoochie explodes on Chattahoochie River GA, 18 die.Ref: 5
1863*Siege of Port Hudson LA.Ref: 5
1864*Skirmish at Salem Church (Haw's Shop) VA.Ref: 5
1900*Lord Roberts' army fights the Vaal in South Africa.Ref: 5
1904 Triumph of Japanese Navy over Russians in the Battle of Tsushima. (Russo Japanese War)Ref: 10
1905 Japanese fleet destroys Russian East Sea fleet in Straits of Tushima.Ref: 5
1918*The third phase of 1918 German offensive (Third Battle of the Aisne) begins in French sector along Chemin des Dames.Ref: 5
1927 Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war.Ref: 5
1941*The German battleship Bismarck is sunk by the King George V, the Dorsetshire and the Rodney, with a loss of 2,300 lives.Ref: 36
1941*Allied troops begin evacuating Kreta.Ref: 5
1941*Amid rising world tensions, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed an "unlimited national emergency."Ref: 70
1941*Günther Lütjens German Admiral (Bismarck), dies.Ref: 5
1942*West Coast shore defenses are put on alert after Army code breakers learned the Japanese would attack with hit-and-run raids in reprisal for the Doolittle bombing of Japan.Ref: 37
1942*SS leader Heydrich is mortally wounded by Czech Underground agents.Ref: 35
1942*German General Rommel begins a major offensive in Libya with his Afrika Korps.Ref: 2
1942*Dorie Miller, awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor.Ref: 5
1942*Hitler orders 10,000 Czechoslovakians murdered.Ref: 5
1942*Italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim.Ref: 5
1943*French defiance under Jean Moulin meets secretly in Paris.Ref: 5
1943*US forbids racial discrimination in war industry.Ref: 5
1944*Allies land on Biak Island, Indonesia (operation Horlicks).Ref: 5
1944*Japanese advance in Hangkhou China.Ref: 5
1951*Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing.Ref: 5
1956*French raid in Algiers.Ref: 5
1960 A military coup overthrows the democratic government of Turkey.Ref: 2
1996*Russian President Boris Yeltsin negotiated a cease-fire to the war in Chechnya in his first meeting with the rebels' leader.Ref: 70
1823*American Eclipse won two out of three heats to beat Henry at Union Course in New York. The race was called the most famous horse race of the 19th century.Ref: 4
1873*Survivor won the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico race track in Baltimore, MD. It was the first ‘Run for the Black-Eyed Susans’. The race continues as the second jewel in horse racing’s Triple Crown. It comes two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and prior to the Belmont Stakes in New York.Ref: 4
1878*6th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:41.75.Ref: 5
1881*9th Preakness: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:40½.Ref: 5
1882*10th Preakness: T Costello aboard Vanguard wins in 2:44½.Ref: 5
1896*Bay District Race Track closes.Ref: 5
1902*27th Preakness: L Jackson aboard Old England wins in 1:45.8.Ref: 5
1903*37th Belmont Stakes: John Bullman aboard Africander wins in 2:21.75.Ref: 5
1904*National League record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, New York Giants).Ref: 5
1905*30th Preakness: W Davis aboard Cairngore wins in 1:45.8.Ref: 5
1928*New York Giant Bill Terry hits for the cycle and drives in six runs against the Brooklyn Dodgers.Ref: 86
1933*Trailing 11-3, Yankees score 12 runs in 8th & beat White Sox 15-11.Ref: 5
1948*Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians.Ref: 5
1949*Indians start 12-17, owner Bill Veeck arranges a "Second Opening Day".Ref: 5
1951*A large ad appears in the Minnesota Sunday Times asking the local fans for their continued support of the Millers despite the promotion of the team's phenom to the major leagues. Giant owner Horace Stoneham explains Willie Mays' performance, .477 batting average and hitting safely in 33 of 35 games, has warranted the young outfielder's move to the Polo Grounds in New York.Ref: 1
1955*In the first five innings of a 16-0 rout of the Senators, Red Sox first baseman Norm Zauchin drives in ten runs with three home runs and a double.Ref: 1
1956*Jim Davis, Chicago Cubs, strikes out 4 batters in the 6th inning. (Sporting News Complete Baseball Record Book, 2002, ISBN 0-89204-668-0) 
1959*National League president Warren Giles rules the final score of Haddix's perfect game is 1-0. Henry Aaron (for leaving base path) and Joe Adcock (for passing Aaron) are declared out with Adcock's round-tripper scored as a double instead of a home run.Ref: 1
1960*With Hoyt Wilhelm as his battery mate, Oriole backstop Clint Courtney becomes the first catcher to use the big knuckleball mitt.Ref: 1
1961*Ralph Boston of the US, sets then long jump record at 27' ½".Ref: 5
1962*Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.Ref: 5
1963*3 New Jersey businessmen purchase the NHL Colorado Rockies, & get approval to move them to the New Jersey Meadowlands (Devils).Ref: 5
1968*George Halas retired as head coach of the Chicago Bears. Halas spent 48 years as coach of the Bears and led them to six National Football League titles.Ref: 4
1968*The National League awards two expansion franchises for the 1969 season. The cities of Montreal and San Diego become the newest members of the senior circuit. Montreal business executive Charles Bronfman of the Seagram's distilling empire is the front man for the new team.Ref: 86
1968*6th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 4-3.Ref: 5
1970 British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I.Ref: 5
1971*UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship.Ref: 5
1973*Rick Wohlhuter runs record 880 yards in 1:44.6.Ref: 5
1974*Ken Brett blanks Padres 6-0 on two hits and then in the second game of doubleheader pinch-hits a triple to give the Pirates an 8-7 victory.Ref: 1
1975*Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 2.Ref: 5
1979*Penny Pulz wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1981*After Lenny Randle drops to his hands and knees in an attempt to 'encourage' Amos Otis' slow roller to go foul, umpire Larry McCoy accuses the Mariner third baseman of blowing the ball foul. Randle's explanation that he was merely yelling at the ball not to stay fair is initially convincing until Royals' manager Jim Frey complains.Ref: 1
1982*John McMullen buys NHL Colorodo Rockies & gets approval to move to New Jersey.Ref: 5
1984*Joanne Carner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1984*Manuela Manleeva wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day.Ref: 5
1985*Spend-A-Buck won the Jersey Derby by a neck and earned a record $2.6 million. The thoroughbred won an extra $2 million dollars for sweeping the Jersey Derby, the Garden State Stakes, the Cherry Hill Mile and the Kentucky Derby. Career earnings for the horse were $3,009,509.Ref: 4
1985*The Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 148-114, in the first game of the NBA championship series, setting a new record for total points by a team.Ref: 4
1987*Yankee Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young & Sutton).Ref: 5
1990*74th Indpls 500 runs; Arie Luyendyk wins with an average speed of 185.981 mph.Ref: 5
1990*Jan Stephenson wins J C Penney LPGA Golf Skins Game.Ref: 5
1990*Pat Bradley wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1993*After hitting just .143 in 26 games for the Rockies, former Brave superstar Dale Murphy retires from baseball. The two-time National League MVP leaves the game with a career average of .265, 398 home runs and 1,266 RBIs.Ref: 1
1997*Major league revenue sharing begins, New York Yankees pay out most $28 million.Ref: 5
2000*The Cardinals pay tribute to Dizzy Dean by dedicating a statue of the Hall of Famer hurler by sculptor Harry Weber outside Busch Stadium. The colorful character joins Enos Slaughter, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Stan Musial, and Red Schoendienst to honored in such a manner.Ref: 1
2000*The Reds retire the No. 24 jersey worn by Hall of Famer Tony Perez making it just the sixth to be retired by the oldest professional baseball organization. The former first baseman and manager joins Fred Hutchinson (1), Johnny Bench (5), Joe Morgan (8), Ted Kluszewski (18) and Frank Robinson (20) to be honored in such a manner. Ken Griffey Jr. after being acquired by the Reds in the off season agrees to switch his uniform number from 24 to 30, the number worn by his father as a member of the Big Red Machine.Ref: 1
2003*In Atlanta, the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a decision preventing the Florida attorney general from investigating Major League Baseball's 2001 attempt to eliminate two teams. The 11th circuit decision, by Judges Gerald B. Tjoflat, Susan H. Black and Richard W. Goldberg, is based on the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and state law rather than the sport's antitrust exemption and is considered to be a major victory by the commissioner's office.Ref: 1
1898 Arthur Pinero's "Trelawney of the 'Wells'" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1906*First outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen.Ref: 5
1926*The people of Hannibal, MO erected the first statue of literary characters. The bronze figures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer were hoisted above a red granite base.Ref: 4
1933*Century of Progress Exposition opens in Chicago.Ref: 5
1933*Walt Disney's "3 Little Pigs" released.Ref: 5
1944 Jean-Paul Sartre's "Huis Clos" premieres in Paris France.Ref: 5
1949*Martin Canine, cartoon character, spoofs Martin Kane.Ref: 5
1950*Frank Sinatra made his TV debut as he appeared on NBC’s Star-Spangled Review with show biz legend, Bob Hope.Ref: 4
1950*"Arms & the Girl" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 134 performances.Ref: 5
1950 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Wallace Stevens.Ref: 5
1951*Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, San Fransisco opens.Ref: 5
1955*Red Buttons Show, last airs on NBC-TV.Ref: 5
1957*That’ll be the Day, by The Crickets and featuring Buddy Holly, was released by Brunswick Records. On September 14th, the tune became the most popular record in the U.S. It was the first hit for Holly and his group after two previous releases went nowhere on Decca Records in 1956.Ref: 4
1961*Singer, Johnny Cash turned TV actor. He appeared on the NBC drama, The Deputy.Ref: 4
1963*The album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," which featured the song "Blowin' in the Wind," was released.Ref: 70
1964 "From Russia With Love" premieres in US.Ref: 5
1967*"Sherry!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 65 performances.Ref: 5
1969*Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV.Ref: 5
1969*Walt Disney World construction begins.Ref: 5
1972*"Applause" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 900 performances.Ref: 5
1972*"Jimmy Castor Bunch's Troglodyte" (Cave Man) hits #6.Ref: 5
1975*Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars".Ref: 5
1976*"Something's Afoot" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 61 performances.Ref: 5
1982*"Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?" opens at Alvin NYC for 5 performances.Ref: 5
1984*Beth Henley's "Miss Firecracker Contest" premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1985*Inaugural bands parade for President Reagan.Ref: 5
1987*Jim & Tammy Bakker appear on "Nightline" after PTL scandal.Ref: 5
1994*Final broadcast of Arsenio Hall talk show.Ref: 5
1994 Flintstones live action movie opens in theaters.Ref: 5
1994 Larry King ended his radio show.Ref: 5
1994*Radio conservative Rush Limbaugh (43) weds Marta Fitzgerald (35).Ref: 5
1997*Judge finds Pamela Lee not guilty of breaking a contract.Ref: 5
1997*Marv Albert pleads innocent to charges of sexually assault.Ref: 5
1265*Dante Alighieri Italian poet (Divina Commedia), is born.Ref: 68
1332*Ibn Khaldun Tunis, Arab historian/sociologist (Muqaddimah), is born.Ref: 5
1595 Benedictus Carpzovius [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer, is born.Ref: 5
1626*William II prince of Orange/stadholder, is born.Ref: 5
1652*Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van de Palts German/French duchess of Orleans, is born.Ref: 5
1738*Bonaventura Furlanetto composer, is born.Ref: 5
1756*Maximilian I Jozef King of Bavaria, is born.Ref: 5
1774*Francis Beaufort Admiral/hydrographer (Beaufort wind force scale), is born.Ref: 5
1794*Cornelius Vanderbilt capitalist: established ferry service between Manhattan & Staten Islands; turned a NY railroad into $$$; is born.Ref: 4
1799*Jacques-François-Fromental-Elle Halevy [Elie Levy], composer, is born.Ref: 5
1799*Birth of George Washington Doane, American Episcopal clergyman. One of the foremost promoters of Episcopal missions in his day, Doane also authored many hymns, including "Fling Out the Banner! Let It Float" and "Softly Now the Light of Day."Ref: 5
1806*Charles-Joseph Tolbecque composer, is born.Ref: 5
1815*Henry Parkes British journalist/premier of Australia, is born.Ref: 5
1818*American reformer Amelia Jenks Bloomer, who popularized the garment that bears her name -- "bloomers" -- was born.Ref: 68
1819*Julia Ward Howe, American author and reformer; wrote "Battle Hymn of the Republic", is born.Ref: 70
1822*Henry Wylde composer, is born.Ref: 5
1822*Josef Joachim Raff composer, is born.Ref: 5
1823*John Gray Foster Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1874, is born.Ref: 5
1836*Jay Gould, American railroad executive and financier, is born.Ref: 70
1836*Edwin Gray Lee Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1870, is born.Ref: 5
1837*James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok is born in Troy Grove, IL.Ref: 70
1837*Robert Frederick Hoke Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1912, is born.Ref: 5
1839*Luigi Capuana Sicilian author/critic (Roccaverdina), is born.Ref: 5
1849*"Blind" Tom Bethune pianist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1854*Georges Eekhoud Belgian writer (Jeune Belgium), is born.Ref: 5
1861*Victoria E Matthews educator, is born.Ref: 5
1867*Arnold Bennett, England, novelist/playwright/critic (Great Babylon), is born.Ref: 5
1871*Georges-Henri Rouault, French expressionist painter (Miserere et Guerre), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Dustin Farnum US, actor (Squaw Man, Virginian) [or 1870], is born.Ref: 5
1874*Richard von Schaukal Austria poet/writer (Eros Thanatos), is born.Ref: 5
1878*Isadora Duncan, San Fransisco CA, free form/interpretative dancer, is born.Ref: 68
1879*Lucile Watson actress (Great Lie, Watch on the Rhine, Let's Dance), is born.Ref: 5
1881*Rudolf Pannwitz German writer, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Bax Brod composer, is born.Ref: 5
1887*Emiel van der Straeten Flemish playwright (Sudanese legends), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Erich Kuttner German journalist/historian (Vorwärts), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Louis Durey composer, is born.Ref: 5
1891*Claude Adonai Champagne composer, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Sara Heyblom Dutch actress (Pygmalion, Fietsen naar de Maan), is born.Ref: 5
1894*(Samuel) Dashiell Hammett, Maryland, author (Sam Spade, Maltese Falcon), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Louis-Ferdinand Céline France, novelist (Journey to End of Night), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Marij Kogoj composer, is born.Ref: 5
1897*John Douglas Cockroft English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951)Ref: 5
1902*Celius Dougherty composer, is born.Ref: 5
1906 Robert Shone director-general (NEDC), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Rachel Carson, the American biologist whose books helped inspire the environmental movement, is born.Ref: 17
1907*Felix de Nobel Dutch orchestra leader, is born.Ref: 5
1908 Alex Brown snooker player, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Harold Rome composer (Fanny, Pins & Needles), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Melle J Oldeboerrigter [Melle], Dutch painter/cartoonist, is born.Ref: 5
1909*William Hansen, American physicist; pioneered use of microwave technology, is born.Ref: 70
1909*Isador Goodman composer, is born.Ref: 5
1910 Daniel Greenway CEO (Daniel Greenway & Sons), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Hubert Humphrey (Senator-D-MN) 38th Vice President (1965-69), 1969 Presidential candidate, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Torolf Elster Norwegian journalist/writer (Frihet och demokrati), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Vincent (Leonard) Price, St Louis MO, actor (House on Haunted Hill, The House of Usher, Pit and the Pendulum, Scream and Scream Again, The Fly), is born.Ref: 5
1911 Teddy Kollek, mayor of Jerusalem, 1965-93), is born.Ref: 68
1912*John Cheever, American short-story writer and novelist, is born.Ref: 70
1912*Sam Snead Hot Springs VA, PGA golfer (Masters 1949, 52, 54/PGA-1963, 65, 67, 70, 72, 73), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Arthur Mervyn Stockwood bishop (Southwark England), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Wolfgang Schulze [Wols] German cartoonist/painter, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Hugh Le Caine composer, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Lord Erroll of Hale British minister, is born.Ref: 5
1914 Rose Stainton CEO (British Airways), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Herman Wouk New York NY, novelist (Caine Mutiny, Winds of War), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Mario del Monaco Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), is born.Ref: 5
1916 Norman Griggs Vice President (Building Society Association), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Yasuhiro Nakasone Prime Minister of Japan [1982-1987]: “Politics can’t be changed by a dog howling in the distance. Politics means getting within a sword’s reach.”, is born.Ref: 4
1918*Yasuhiro Nakasone Japanese PM (1982-87), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Kam Fong Honolulu HI, actor (Hawaii Five-0), is born.Ref: 5
1920 Michael Webster CEO (DRG), is born.Ref: 5
1920*William Crawshay Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Caryl Chessman, American criminal; wrote four books while on death row, is born.Ref: 70
1921*Redd Stewart Ashland City TN, guitarist/pianist (Pee Wee King Show), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Christopher (Frank Carandini) Lee, London England, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Sidney Keyes English poet (Iron Laurel), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Henry (Alfred) Kissinger Nobel Peace Prize-winner [1973]; U.S. Secretary of State: Nixon Administration; political consultant: NBC News, is born.Ref: 4
1923*Lord Freyberg British Colonel of General Staff, is born.Ref: 5
1923 Inge Morath is born.Ref: 10
1925*Tony Hillerman, mystery novelist (The Blessing Way, Sacred Clowns).Ref: 2
1925 John Moberly diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Mai Zetterling Sweden, actress (Only 2 Can Play, Quartet), is born.Ref: 5
1927 Bryan Cowgill deputy chairman (Mirror Group), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Jan Blokker Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Birth of Ralph Carmichael, a popular sacred composer whose works flourished most during the 1960s-1970s. Among his oftªsung arrangements are "The Savior is Waiting" and "He's Everything to Me."Ref: 5
1928*Thea Musgrave Barnton Midlothian Scot, composer (Mary Queen of Scots), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Donald Howard Keats composer, is born.Ref: 5
1930*John Barth author: Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor, Letters, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Eino Tamberg composer, is born.Ref: 5
1930*John Barth novelist (The Sot-Weed Factor), is born.Ref: 5
1930*William S Sessions, Arkansas, director of FBI, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Simon Barrington-Ward, is born.Ref: 5
1931 Florence Sharples director (British YWCA), is born.Ref: 5
1931*John Chapple British chief of General Staff, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Kenny Price Florence KY, country singer (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Veroslav Neumann composer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Zora Foley boxer: KO’d by Cassius Clay at Madison Square Garden [March 22, 1967], is born.Ref: 4
1932*Jeffrey Bernard singer, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Harlan [Jay] Ellison US, sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Doomsman, Babylon 5), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Ramsey Lewis musician: group: Ramsey Lewis Trio: The In Crowd, Hang on Sloopy, Wade in the Water, is born in Chicago.Ref: 4
1935*Lee Ann Meriwether, Miss America [1955]; actress: Barnaby Jones, Batman, is born in Los Angeles, CA.Ref: 4
1935*Elias Gistelinck Flemish composer, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Benjamin Bathurst vice chief of British Defense Staff, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Eric Anderson headmaster (Eton), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Lord Holme president British Liberal Party, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Louis Gossett Jr Brooklyn NY, actor (An Officer & a Gentleman, The Deep), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Don Williams Floydada TX, country singer (I Believe in You), is born.Ref: 5
1939 Earl Cairns CEO (S G Warburg & Co), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Jerry Mercer Montréal Canada, rock drummer (April Wine-Just Between You and Me), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Rene Koering composer, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Adriaan Venema Dutch journalist/author (Mussert), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Allan Carr Chicago IL, director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Davina Phillips actress, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Kent Bede Bernard Trinidad, 4X400 runner (Olympics-bronze-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Priscilla Anne McLean composer, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Roger Freeman British minister of transport, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Cilla Black (Priscilla Maria Veronica White) singer: You’re My World, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Bruce Weitz Norwalk CT, actor (Hill St Blues, Death of a Centerfold), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Christopher J Dodd (Governor/Senator-D-CT, 1981- ), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Bruce Cockburn Ottawa Canada, folk rock vocalist (Waterwalker), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Liana Alexandra composer, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Peter DeFazio (Representative-D-OR), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Robert Reinacher Jr horse trainer, is born.Ref: 5
1948*Gary (Lynn) Nolan baseball: pitcher: Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976/all-star: 1972], California Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-8, T-14, TM-7), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Anna E "Annelies" Balhan Dutch revue-artist/actress (Sweet Chairty), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Pete Sears bassist (Jefferson Starship), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Beau Kazer Toronto Ontario Canada, actor (Brock-Young and Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1951*John Conteh boxer, is born.Ref: 5
1951*Norma Jean Almodovar Binghampton, auto-biographer (Cop to Call Girl), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Catherine Carr US breaststroke swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Bill Malley Oakland CA, Nike golfer (1991 El Paso Open-30th), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Lisa Niemi Houston TX, actress (Dirty Dancing, Will Rodgers Follies), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Nick Lowery NFL kicker (New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Steve Pagano horse trainer, is born.Ref: 5
1957*Siouxsie Sioux (Janet Susan Ballion) singer: group: Siouxsie and the Banshees: Helter Skelter, Israel, Lord’s Prayer, Christine, Happy House, is born.Ref: 4
1957*Bruce Furniss US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Duncan Goodhew swimmer, is born.Ref: 5
1958*Linnea Quigley Davenport IA, actress (Night of the Demons, Virgin High), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Neil Finn rocker (Split Enz-I Got You, Crowded House), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Ray Armsetad Kirksville MO, 4X400 runner (Olympics-gold-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Cathy Silvers New York NY, actress (Jenny-Happy Days, Foley Square), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Jill Sterkel US swimmer (Olympics-bronze-1976, 84, 88), is born.Ref: 5
1961*John Lugbill Wauseon OH, US canoist/kayaker (Olympics-92), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Peri Gilpin Waco TX, actor (Roz Doyle-Frasier), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Mariangela D'Abbraccio Naples Italy, TV actress (Passioni), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Meg Parsont personality (David Letterman Show), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Ray Borner Australian basketball center (Olympics-1984, 88, 92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Jacob Brumfield Bogalusa LA, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Pat Cash Australia, tennis player (Wimbledon 1987), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Todd Bridges San Fransisco CA, actor (Diff'rent Strokes, Fish), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Eric Leckner NBA center (Detroit Pistons), is born.Ref: 5
1966*John Jaha Portland OR, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Ray Sheppard Pembroke, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Sean Kinney US rock drummer (Alice in Chains-We Die Young), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Chin Yang jockey, is born.Ref: 5
1967*Doug West NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves), is born.Ref: 5
1967*George McCloud NBA forward/guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Paul Gascoigne soccer player, is born.Ref: 5
1967*Ruthie Bolton Holifield WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs/Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Cedric Smith NFL running back (Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Frank Thomas "Big Hurt", first baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Jeff Bagwell Boston MA, infielder (Houston Astros), is born.Ref: 5
1968*John Connelly Toledo OH, Nike golfer (1991 New Hampshire Open), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Chip Beake WLAF administrative assistant (Barcelona Dragons), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Dondré T Whitfield Brooklyn NY, actor (Another World, All My Children), is born.Ref: 5
1969*François Letourneau St Jerome Québec, canoeist (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Lesley Tashlin Toronto Ontario, 100 meter hurdler (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Todd Hundley Martinsville VA, catcher (New York Mets), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Travis Williams NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Liz Earley St Catharines Ontario, LPGA golfer (1995 Thailand Open), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Michael Blackburn Australian laser yachter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Todd Collins linebacker (New England Patriots), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Corey Beck NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Ferdino Hernandez soccer player (FC Utrecht), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Monika Schnarre Toronto Ontario Canada, actress (Ivana-Bold & Beautiful), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Scott Szeredy NFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Chiefs, Barcelona Dragons), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Antonio Freeman NFL wide reciever (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Karen Hecox US 1500 meter runner, is born.Ref: 5
1972*Troy Sienkiewicz NFL tackle/guard (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Danny Wuerffel NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Darrell Russell defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Richard Park Seoul Kor, NHL center (Pittsburgh Penguins), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Jessica Deglau Vancouver British Columbia, 200 meter butterfly (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
866*Ordoño I King of Asturia (850-66), dies.Ref: 5
927*Symeon czar of Bulgaria ( -927).Ref: 5
1039*Dirk III Hierosolymita Count of Holland, dies.Ref: 5
1178*Godfried van Rhenen bishop of Utrecht, dies.Ref: 5
1508*Ludovico Sforza [il Moro] Italian duke of Milan, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1525*Thomas Münzer German vicar/boer leader, executed.Ref: 5
1529*30 Jews of Posing Hungary, charged with blood ritual, burned at stake.Ref: 5
1541*Margaretha duchess of Salisbury, beheaded.Ref: 5
1549*Lijsbeth Dirksdr Fries antabaptist, drowns.Ref: 5
1564*Jean Caulvin [John Calvin] priest/church reformer, one of the dominant figures of the Protestant Reformation, dies in Geneva at age 54.Ref: 5
1569*François de Coligny French general (Jarnac), dies.Ref: 5
1576*Louis de Boisot Dutch Admiral, drowns at about 44.Ref: 5
1580 Jonker Barthold Entens van Mentheda until Middelstum dies.Ref: 5
1596*Tibaldi II Italian painter/sculptor/architect, dies.Ref: 5
1627 Everhardus van Bronchorst lawyer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1638*Nicolas Forme composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1647*Achsah Young becomes the first woman known to be executed as a witch in Massachusetts.Ref: 2
1652*Jacques Huyn composer, dies at 39.Ref: 5
1661*Archibald Campbell Scottish politician, beheaded at about 53.Ref: 5
1690*Giovanni Legrenzi Italian composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1708*Jacques Danican Philidor composer, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1768*Johann M Fleischmann German/Dutch stamp/letter designer, dies.Ref: 5
1790 Jeremiah Carlton laziest man in history, heir to a large fortune at 19 went to bed & stayed there for next 70 years, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1797*François-Noal "Gracchus" Babeuf French utopian socialist, dies at 36.Ref: 5
1831*Explorer Jedediah Strong Smith dies. He helped to create Oregon Trail; was the 1st American to reach California by land, the 1st to travel Pacific Coast from San Diego to Canada by land.Ref: 4
1840*Niccolò Paganini composer/violinist, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1855*Nikolaj A Bestoezjev Russian writer/painter (Account of Holland), dies.Ref: 5
1876*Joseph Bosworth lexicographer/scholar, dies.Ref: 5
1878*Carlo Marsili composer, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1887*Coenraad J van Houten Dutch cocoa manufacturer, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1896*Allard Pierson theologist/philosopher/art historian/poet, dies.Ref: 5
1896*First major tornado to strike urban US (St Louis & E St Louis MO); killing 255 & leaving thousands homeless.Ref: 5
1902*Jan van Droogenbroeck Flemish poet, dies.Ref: 5
1910*Robert H.H. Koch, German physician, bacteriologist (TB, cholera, Nobel 1905), dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1914*Sir Joseph Wilson Swan, English physicist and chemist, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1916*Joseph S Galliéni General/Military Governor of Paris, dies.Ref: 5
1917*Race riot in East St Louis IL, 1 black killed.Ref: 5
1918*Henry Adams US literature historian (Esther), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1924*Victor Herbert Irish/US cellist/composer/conductor, dies at 65.Ref: 68
1925*Ed McKeever president (Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of pneumonia.Ref: 5
1934 Meijer Linnewiel [Professor Kokadorus] Amsterdam street hawker, dies.Ref: 5
1939*Joseph Roth Austria, journalist (Fluctuate ohne Ende), dies at 44.Ref: 5
1941*AH Borgesius tutor/experimentator/amateur astronomer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1949*Robert Ripley, American newspaper cartoonist; founded "Ripley's Believe It or Not!", dies at age 55 in New York.Ref: 68
1951*Thomas Blamey soldier, dies.Ref: 5
1954*Herzmanovsky-Orlando writer, dies.Ref: 5
1958*Ainslie Pryor actor (Adventures of Hiram Holiday), dies at 46.Ref: 5
1958*Samuel Stritch US cardinal/archbishop (Chicago), dies.Ref: 5
1960*James Montgomery Flagg illustrator "I want you" recruiting poster, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1960*Edward Brophy actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1960*George Zucco actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Desire Me), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1963*Lambrakis Greek EDA-parliament leader, murdered.Ref: 5
1964*Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister (1947-64) after its independence, dies at age 74.Ref: 4
1966*55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes.Ref: 5
1966*6 French fighters crash above Spain.Ref: 5
1968*Little Willie John rocker, dies at 30.Ref: 5
1969*Actor Jeffrey Hunter (Henry Herman McKinnies Jr.) (Captain Christopher Pike in Star Trek) dies at age 43.Ref: 24
1970*Emmy van Lokhorst author, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1971*Chips Rafferty (John William Goffage) actor: The Desert Rats, The Sundowners, Wackiest Ship in the Army, Skullduggery; dies.Ref: 4
1971*Chips Rafferty actor (Kona Coast, Walk into Hell), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1973*Fred Lazarus Jr., American merchandiser, dies at age 88.Ref: 70
1975*Ezzard Charles International Boxing Hall of Famer: world heavyweight champion [1949-51]; bouts: 122: won 96, lost 25, drew 1, 59 Kos, dies in Chicago at age 53.Ref: 4
1976*Ruth McDevitt actress (Jo-All in the Family), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1980*South Korean police ends people's uprising; 2,000 killed.Ref: 5
1982*Jo Lagrillière [Joke] Flemish cartoon character, dies at 47.Ref: 5
1983*Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1985*Kay Campbell actress (All My Children), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1986*Gaston Duribreux Flemish writer (Sour Dove), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1987*John Northrop, American Nobel Prize-winning biochemist (1946), dies at age 95.Ref: 70
1988*Florida Friebus actress (Bob Newhart Show), dies of a stroke at 79.Ref: 5
1988*Melvin J "Cy" Oliver US jazz composer/orchestra leader, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1988*Renato Salvatori actor (Burn, Luna, 2 Women), dies.Ref: 5
1989*Jack Starrett director/actor (Chase, Nightwish, first Blood), dies.Ref: 5
1991*Ed (Edward Benton) Dodd cartoonist: Mark Trail; dies at age 88.Ref: 4
1991*Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok, 223 die.Ref: 5
1991*Aldo Ray (DaRe) actor: Battle Cry, God’s Little Acre, The Green Berets, Miss Sadie Thompson, The Naked and the Dead, Nightstalker; dies.Ref: 4
1992*Daniël Robberechts Belgian writer (Aankomen in Avignon), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1992*Glen White dancer/actor (Graft, Camille), dies of AIDS at 42.Ref: 5
1992*John Myhers director/actor (Billion Dollar Hobo), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1992*Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo mobster (St Valentines Day), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1993*Mafia or terrorists explode bomb outside the Uffizi [Art] Gallery in Florence; 5 dead, priceless art destroyed. (TWA, 1994)Ref: 95
1993*Jan Wiley actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies.Ref: 5
1993 Willem P G Assmann Dutch MP, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1994*Norman Cook British museum curator, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1994*Red Rodney [Albino Red/The Red Arrow] bebop-trumpeter, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1994*Theo Swagemakers portrait painter, dies at 95.Ref: 5
1995*C W Stubblefield music Promoter, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1995*Ulyses Simpson Kay composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1996*Albert "Pud" Brown clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1996*Ivan Sutton concert Promotoer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
2000*Maurice Richard Hockey Hall of Famer: 18 NHL seasons [1942 1960] w/Montreal Canadiens: Hart Trophy [1947]; eight Stanley Cup championships; first player to score 500 career goals [1957]; dies.Ref: 4
2001*Victor Kiam II business executive: Lever Brothers, Playtex, Remington: chairman: “I liked it [electric shaver] so much, that I bought the company.”; NFL team owner: New England Patriots; dies.Ref: 4
2002*Henry Potter, the navigator for Jimmy Doolittle's first bombing raid on Japan (Tokyo) during World War II, dies at age 83. (XDG, p 8A, 1/01/2003)Ref: 83

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