Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
May 29th

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757*St Paul I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1138*Anti-Pope Victor IV (Gregorio) overthrows self for Innocentius II.Ref: 5
1167*Lombard League defeat Frederick Barbarossa at Battle of Legnano.Ref: 5
1176*Battle at Legnano: Lombardi League beats Frederik Barbarossa.Ref: 5
1415 Council of Konstanz.Ref: 5
1453*French banker Jacques Coeurs possessions confiscated.Ref: 5
1506*Earl Willem I van Nassau-Dillenburg weds countess Walburg van Egmont.Ref: 5
1660*Charles II restored to English throne after Puritan Commonwealth.Ref: 5
1692 Royal Hospital Founders Day first celebrated.Ref: 5
1698*Construction began on Old Swedes (Holy Trinity) Church in Wilmington, Delaware. The structure has been used continuously as a place of Christian worship ever since.Ref: 5
1727*Peter II Aleksei (11) becomes czar of Russia.Ref: 5
1765*Patrick Henry introduces his Stamp Act Resolves in the House of Burgesses in Williamsburg. Ref 
1765*Patrick Henry historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!".Ref: 5
1787*"Virginia Plan" proposed.Ref: 5
1790*(new state) Rhode Island became the 13th original colony to ratify the United States Constitution.Ref: 5
1802*(Burr) Aaron Burr's daughter, Theodosia, gives birth to her son, Aaron Burr Alston. Ref 
1827*The first nautical school opened in Nantucket, MA. Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin’s Lancasterian School was the name.Ref: 4
1837*Birth of Charles W. Fry, the English musician who, along with his three sons, formed the first Salvation Army brass band. Fry also authored the hymn, "Lily of the Valley."Ref: 5
1844*The first dark horse candidate was born at the Democratic Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. With the political rush of support for James K. Polk, after just seven ballots, Mr. Polk’s name appeared to break the deadlock. Polk won the nomination on the ninth ballot and, eventually, the US Presidency.Ref: 4
1846*Donner Party: Sarah Keyes, James Reed's mother-in-law, becomes the first Donner casualty.Ref: 27
1848*(new state) Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union.Ref: 5
1849*Lincoln says "You can fool some of the people all of the time, & all of people some of time, but you can't fool all of the people all of time".Ref: 5
1856*Abe Lincoln said "You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the...”Ref: 10
1864*Mexican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz.Ref: 5
1865*John Kelly, father of Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, is accused of theft of a calf killed the previous day by his neighbor, Morgan. A search warrant was issued and Constable Doxey found part of the heifer hanging on a hook and the hide of the beast was found under the bed with Morgan's brand cut out. At Avenal police station, John Kelly was fined £25 or six months in prison with hard labor. Shortly thereafter, a kindly neighbor paid the fine and Kelly was released from jail. Ref 
1874 Present constitution of Switzerland takes effect.Ref: 5
1884 First steam cable trams start in highgate.Ref: 5
1902 Dutch State Mine law forms.Ref: 5
1905*Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk Lithuania.Ref: 5
1910*Pope's encyclical on Editae Saepe, against church reformers.Ref: 5
1912*Fifteen women were dismissed from their jobs at the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia, PA -- for dancing the Turkey Trot while on the job!Ref: 4
1916*The US President’s flag was adopted by executive order.Ref: 4
1922*Ecuador becomes independent.Ref: 5
1932*World War I veterans began arriving in Washington to demand cash bonuses they weren't scheduled to receive for another 13 years.Ref: 70
1936*Xenia [OH's] Opera House is closed as a fire hazard. (XDG, 10/2/1981)Ref: 83
1946 KVP wins Provincial National election in Netherlands.Ref: 5
1952 2nd Round Conference between Dutch Antilles & Suriname ends.Ref: 5
1955*Jordan government of Tewfik Abdul Huda resigns.Ref: 5
1957*Laos Government of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns.Ref: 5
1959*Charles de Gaulle forms French Government.Ref: 5
1961*The first food stamps are issuedRef: 62
1967*Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II.Ref: 5
1968*Truth in Lending Act signed into law.Ref: 5
1968*UN resolves sanctions on white-minority-ruled Rhodesia.Ref: 5
1970*USSR performs nuclear test (underground).Ref: 5
1973*Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, defeating incumbent Sam Yorty.Ref: 5
1974*President Richard Nixon agrees to turn over 1,200 pages of edited Watergate transcripts.Ref: 2
1974*Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster.Ref: 5
1977*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1978*First class postage now 15¢ (13¢ for 3 years).Ref: 5
1978*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1979*Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's first black PM.Ref: 5
1980*53rd National Spelling Bee: Jacques Bailly wins spelling elucubrate.Ref: 5
1980*Attempted assassination of Vernon Jordan Jr, National Urban League president.Ref: 5
1981*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1982*First papal visit to Britain since 1531.Ref: 5
1982*Pentagon plans first strategy to fight a nuclear war.Ref: 5
1986*59th National Spelling Bee: Jon Pennington wins spelling odontalgia.Ref: 5
1988 President Zia ul-Haq fires government/disbands parliament in Pakistan.Ref: 5
1988*President Reagan began his first visit to the Soviet Union as he arrived in Moscow for a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.Ref: 70
1989 Student protesters in Tiananmen Square China construct a replica of the Statue of Liberty.Ref: 5
1990*Dow Jones average hits a record 2,870.49.Ref: 5
1990*Boris N. Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian republic by the Russian parliament.Ref: 70
1993*President Clinton taps Republican David Gergen to assume responsibility for White House communications and press operations. (XDG, p 4A, 5/29/2003)Ref: 83
1994*Great comet-iceball seen above North Sea.Ref: 5
1994 Hungary's Socialist Party wins parliamentary election.Ref: 5
1996 Israelis went to the polls for an election that resulted in a narrow victory for opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu over Prime Minister Shimon Peres.Ref: 6
1996*Benjamin Netanyahu was elected Israeli prime minister.Ref: 70
1997*70th National Spelling Bee: Rebecca Sealfon wins spelling euonym.Ref: 5
1997*Jesse Timmedequas, found guilty of rape/murder of Megan Kanka, 7.Ref: 5
2000 Indonesia's state prosecutors placed former President Suharto under house arrest. (However, Suharto's trial on corruption charges was abandoned because of health concerns.)Ref: 6
2001*Four followers of Osama bin Laden were convicted in New York of a global conspiracy to murder Americans, including the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people.Ref: 70
2002*Oxana Fedorova of Russia is crowned the 51st Miss Universe. (XDG, p 4A, 5/29/2003)Ref: 83
2002*FBI Director Robert Mueller says there may have been more missed clues before the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, and suggested for the first time that investigators might have uncovered the plot if they had been more diligent about persuing leads. (XDG, p 4A, 5/29/2003)Ref: 83
2003*(Airport Security Breach) A man stabs two flight attendants with sharp wooden instruments aboard a Quantas flight shortly after it departs Melbourne, Australia. Several passengers overpower him. (WSJ, p B1, 9/03/2003)Ref: 33
2003*Microsoft agrees to pay AOL-Time Warner $750M to settle a 16-month old lawsuit. The two giants have come to terms on a 7-year deal to integrate music and video into each other's products. (USA Today, p 1B, 5/30/2003)Ref: 13
2003*Sai Gunturi, an 8th grader from Dallas TX, wins the 76th annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee with the word "pococurante". (USA Today, p 3A, 5/30/2003)Ref: 13
2003*Illinois legislators approve safeguards to prevent errors in death penalty cases. Govenor Rod Blagojevich has not decided whether or not to sign the bill. (USA Today, p 3A, 5/30/2003)Ref: 13
1805*Lewis & Clark: William Clark comes across a stream he considers particularly clear and pretty, and names it the Judith River, in honor of a young girl back in Virginia he hopes will one day marry him.Ref: 65
1843*Frémont expedition under John C. Frémont leaves Kansas City to survey route to Oregon.Ref: 10
1849*Patent for lifting vessels granted to Abraham Lincoln.Ref: 5
1900*Trademark "Escalator" registered by Otis Elevator Co.Ref: 5
1919*Einstein's Theory of General Relativity tested and confirmed during solar eclipse by Arthur Eddington.Ref: 5
1919*Charles Strite of Stillwater, Minnesota files patent for the pop-up toaster.Ref: 5
1951*C. F. Blair becomes the first man to fly over the North Pole in single engine plane.Ref: 2
1969*Britain's Trans-Arctic expedition makes first crossing of Arctic Sea ice.Ref: 5
1996*Space Shuttle STS 77 (Endeavour 11), lands.Ref: 5
1997 Spanish scientists announce new human species in 780,000 year old fossilRef: 5
1999*Space shuttle Discovery completed the first docking with the International Space Station.Ref: 70
2000*The space shuttle "Atlantis" returns from a repair mission to the international space station.Ref: 6
1453 Constantinople falls to the Turks; ends Byzantine Empire after 1000 year rule (some believe this signalled the end of the Middle Ages).Ref: 5
1576 Spanish army under Mondragón conquerors Zierik sea.Ref: 5
1652 English Admiral Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under Lieutenant-Admiral Tromp.Ref: 5
1692 Battle at La Hogue: English & Dutch fleet beat France.Ref: 5
1848 Battle at Curtazone: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte.Ref: 5
1861*Dorothea Dix offers help in setting up hospitals for Union Army.Ref: 5
1862*Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard retreats to Tupelo, Mississippi.Ref: 2
1916*US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924.Ref: 5
1918*German troops advance to the Marne but are stopped by US Divisions.Ref: 38
1940*Arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich Commissioner of Hague Netherlands.Ref: 5
1940*In WWII, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France.Ref: 5
1942*San Francisco Civil Defense officials began distribution of gas masks to Air Raid Wardens. Only 7000 arrived in the first shipment; not enough to equip all block wardens.Ref: 37
1942*The German Army completes its encirclement of the Kharkov region of the Soviet Union.Ref: 2
1943*Attu (in the Aleutian Islands) is back in US hands. 2,351 enemy dead, a few hundred were presumed to have been buried in the hills. Japanese surrender. Out of a U.S. force that totaled more than 15,000 men, 549 U.S. had been killed, 1,148 U.S. wounded, 2,100 U.S. men taken out of action by disease and nonbattle injuries.Ref: 82
1943*Confederacy of Algiers (Churchill-Marshall-Eisenhower).Ref: 5
1943*Meat & cheese rationed in US.Ref: 5
1944*British troops occupy Aprilia Italy.Ref: 5
1945*US first Marine division conquerors Shuri-castle Okinawa.Ref: 5
1897*31st Belmont Stakes: J Scherrer aboard Scottish Cheiftain wins in 2:23¼.Ref: 5
1900*25th Preakness: H Spencer aboard Hindus wins in 1:48.4.Ref: 5
1905*Dodger hurler Elmer Stricklett introduces the spitball helping Brooklyn to beat the Giants, 4-3.Ref: 1
1909*Frank "Home Run" Baker's first career homerun.Ref: 5
1910*An airplane raced a train -- and won! The race, from Albany, New York to New York City was worth a $10,000 prize for aviator Glenn Curtiss. It was sponsored by those promotion wizards at New York’s World newspaper.Ref: 4
1916*New York Giants win 17th consecutive road game.Ref: 5
1922*The Supreme Court rules that organized baseball is a sport and not a business which exempts major league clubs from antitrust laws and interstate commerce rules.Ref: 1
1928*Fritz von Opel reaches 200 kph in experimental rocket car.Ref: 5
1940 Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 seconds).Ref: 5
1950*The St. Louis Brown's team psychologist resigns due to the lack of player cooperation.Ref: 1
1951*Baseball pitcher Billy Joe Davidson of Marion, NC signed with the Cleveland Indians for a record bonus that was said to be $120,000.Ref: 4
1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norkay, his Sherpa guide, became the first humans to reach the top of Mount Everest.Ref: 4
1957*NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast.Ref: 5
1959*Gus Bell goes 5-for-5, including three consecutive HRs, helping the Reds beat the Cubs, 10-4.Ref: 1
1962*Buck (John) O’Neil became the first black coach in major-league baseball. He accepted the job with the Chicago Cubs. O’Neil had previously been a scout with the Cubs organization.Ref: 4
1962*Teammates Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew both hit first inning grand slams helping the Twins rout the Indians, 14-3.Ref: 1
1965*Ralph Boston set a world record in the broad jump at 27-feet, 4-3/4 inches, at a meet held in Modesto CA.Ref: 4
1965*Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' homerun out of Connie Mack Stadium.Ref: 5
1966*Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1967 Australian Paul McManus waterskis barefoot for 1:30:19.Ref: 5
1968*Manchester United become the first English team to win European Championship soccer tournament beating Benfica of Portugal 4-1 at Wembley after an added 30 minutes.Ref: 5
1970*Mike Cuellar of Baltimore became one of just 11 major-league hurlers since 1900 to strike out four batters in one inning -- because the catcher dropped the third strike of the third out.Ref: 4
1972*Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1974*Bradford G. Corbett forms group and purchases the Texas Ranger franchise from Bob Short. Corbett selects former Yankees infielder Bobby Brown as team president.Ref: 86
1976*In a pitching match up that features the Niekro brothers facing one another, Astro Joe beat the Braves and Phil, 4-1. Adding insult to injury Joe hits his first and only home run in his 22-year career off his older sibling.Ref: 1
1977*A J Foyt wins Indpls 500 (average speed of 161.331 mph) for a record 4th time.Ref: 5
1977*Janet Guthrie becomes first woman to drive in the Indpls 500.Ref: 5
1977*Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open.Ref: 5
1977*Sue Press is first woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one.Ref: 5
1978*Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1979*At Dodger Stadium, Dusty Baker, Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Garvey, Gary Thomasson, Derrel Thomas, Joe Ferguson and Davey Lopes set a team record by hitting seven home runs as the Dodgers crush the Reds, 17-6.Ref: 1
1980*Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year.Ref: 5
1981*The Mets trade relief pitcher Jeff Reardon and outfielder Dan Norman, who was obtained from the Reds in the 1977 Tom Seaver trade, to the Expos for Ellis Valentine.Ref: 1
1982*LaMarr Hoyt's 14-game winning streak ends as the Indians beat the White Sox, 5-2.Ref: 1
1983*Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1983*Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 meters.Ref: 5
1984*Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin).Ref: 5
1985*The Philadelphia Phillies moved Golden Glove third baseman Mike Schmidt to first base. He was replaced at third base with rookie Rick Schu.Ref: 4
1987*Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games.Ref: 5
1988*Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1989*Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires.Ref: 5
1990*A's Rickey Henderson theft of third base in the sixth inning of a 2-1 loss to Blue Jays breaks the 62-year old American League stolen base record of 892 held by Ty Cobb.Ref: 1
1990*New York Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & hire Bud Harrelson.Ref: 5
1992*New York Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at 3 games.Ref: 5
1992*White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base.Ref: 5
1993*Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm.Ref: 5
1994*The Milwaukee Brewers retire Robin Yount's uniform no. 19.Ref: 29
1994*Al Unser Jr wins 78th Indpls 500 in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph).Ref: 5
1994*Beth Daniel wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1994*Patty Sheehan wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game.Ref: 5
1996*Oriole's Cal Ripken moves past Eddie Murray for first-place on the team's HR all-time list by hitting his 334th career home run in a 9-8 loss to the Mariners.Ref: 1
2000*At Yankee Stadium, Randy Velarde completes the tenth unassisted triple play in major league history. With runners on first and second Shane Spencer hits a line drive to the A's second baseman who catches the ball, tags out Jorge Posada coming from first base and steps on second tripling up Tino Martinez who took off for third to complete the rare event.Ref: 1
2000*At the age of 104, Fred Roberts, the oldest living Dodger fan, makes his first visit to Dodger Stadium. Wearing a jersey with the number 104, the World War I veteran cheers as Sean Green's sixth inning grand slam helps to beat Al Leiter and the Mets, 4-1.Ref: 1
2001*Cleveland Indian Jim Thome passes Albert Belle on the Indians all-time home run list, hitting his 243rd career homer as an Indian in a 6-4 win over the Tigers.Ref: 86
2001*The Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin could use a cart to ride in tournaments.Ref: 70
2002*Yankee fireballer Roger Clemens becomes the third major leaguer to strike out 10 or more batters in at least 100 games. Nolan Ryan (215) and Randy Johnson (175) are the other two hurlers to have accomplish the feat.Ref: 1
2003*The Red Sox trade All-Star third baseman Shea Hillenbrand (.303, 3, 38) to the Diamondbacks for 24-year old reliever turn starter Byung-Hyun Kim (1-5, 3.56).Ref: 1
1630 Governor John Winthrop begins "History of New England".Ref: 5
1753*Joseph Haydn's "Krumme Teufel" premieres.Ref: 5
1889 August Strindberg's "Hemsoborna" premieres in Copenhagen.Ref: 5
1913*The premier of the Stravinsky/Najinsky ballet Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) in Paris causes rioting in the theater.Ref: 2
1935 Hague local museum opens.Ref: 5
1939*"When a Girl Marries" was first heard on CBS. The serial continued for eighteen years on radio.Ref: 4
1941*The Disney Studio Strike. Picketers included Art Babbitt (Goofy), Bill Tytla (Dumbo), John Hubley (Mr. Magoo), Chuck Jones & Maurice Noble (Bugs Bunny), Bill Melendez (Charlie Brown), Bill Hurtz ( Rocky & Bullwinkle), Hank Ketchum (Dennis the Menace), Walt and Selby Kelly (Pogo). The crowd was catered by Toluca Lake restaurant cooks and was addressed by actor John Garfield and writer Dorothy Parker. Aircraft mechanics from Lockheed were on hand in case of rough stuff. The strike was finally ended by federal mediation and the Bank of America making Uncle Walt give in to the union's demands.Ref: 73
1942*The biggest selling record of all time was recorded. A little out of season, perhaps, but White Christmas, the Irving Berlin classic, was recorded by Bing Crosby for Decca Records. The song was written for the film Holiday Inn. More than 30-million copies of Crosby’s most famous hit song have been sold and a total of nearly 70-million copies, including all versions of the standard, have been sold.Ref: 4
1942*The movie "Yankee Doodle Dandy" starring James Cagney, premiers at a war bonds benefit in New York. (XDG, p 4A, 5/29/2002)Ref: 83
1943*"The Million Dollar Band" was heard for the first time on NBC radio. Charlie Spivak was the first leader of the band that featured Barry Wood as vocalist. The unusual feature of the show was the awarding each week of five diamond rings!Ref: 4
1943*Norman Rockwell's portrait of "Rosie the Riveter" appears on the front page of the Saturday Evening Post. (XDG, p.4A, 5/29/2003)Ref: 83
1949*Candid Camera, TV comedy Variety, moves to NBC.Ref: 5
1954*Kirk & Anne Douglas married.Ref: 5
1956 Arnold Schönberg's "Modern Psalm" premieres.Ref: 5
1960*Everly Brothers "Cathy's Clown" hits #1.Ref: 5
1961*Ricky Nelson reached the top spot on the Billboard singles chart with Travelin’ Man. It was was Nelson’s second chart-topping hit. Poor Little Fool made it to the top in August of 1958.Ref: 4
1962*Barbra Streisand appears on "The Garry Moore Show".Ref: 5
1971*"Court Room" by Clarence Carter hits #61.Ref: 5
1972*The Osmonds received a gold record for the album, Phase III.Ref: 4
1973*Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records.Ref: 5
1976*"One Piece At A Time" by Johnny Cash hits #29.Ref: 5
1977 NBC News & Information Service (24 hour news) ends on radio.Ref: 5
1979 Radio's first rock network "The Source" premieres.Ref: 5
1980*"Billy Bishop Goes to War" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 12 performances.Ref: 5
1980*J Turner's painting ‘Juliet and Her Nurse' sold for auction record $6.4 million in New York.Ref: 5
1987 "Twilight Zone" director John Landis found innocent in death of actor Vic Morrow.Ref: 5
1987*Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man's remains.Ref: 5
1991 "Les Miserables" opens at ACTEA Theatre, Auckland New Zealand.Ref: 5
1994*"Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 223 performances.Ref: 5
1994*"Picnic" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances.Ref: 5
1995*Actor Christopher Reeve, whose chiseled good looks mirrored those of the comic book character, Superman, and who starred as the mythical character on the big screen, literally brought the role of Superman to life. Reeve was in Virginia, and while riding his horse, was thrown head first when the horse balked at a jump. The type of injuries Reeve suffered often take the victim’s life. Christopher Reeve was paralyzed, unable to walk or breathe on his own.Ref: 4
1995*Actor Christopher Reeve was thrown head first while riding his horse in Virginia. Reeve was paralyzed, unable to walk or breathe on his own. Reeve, whose chiseled good looks mirrored those of the comic book character, Superman, and who starred as the mythical character on the big screen, literally brought the role of Superman to life. The type of injuries that Reeve suffered often take the victim’s life. He fought, and continues the fight, not only to survive, but to make every effort to recover and fight for the victms of paralyzing injuries. Reeve has truly become Superman.Ref: 4
1627*Anne of Orléans duchess of Montpensier (Grand Mademoiselle), is born.Ref: 5
1630*King Charles II British monarch: King of England, Scotland, Ireland [1660-1685]; is born.Ref: 4
1660*Sarah Jennings Marlborough, English wife of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough; active in Queen Anne's court, is born.Ref: 70
1673 Cornelis van Bijnkershoek lawyer/president of High Council, is born.Ref: 5
1716*Louis J M Daubenton French zoologist, is born.Ref: 5
1730*William Jackson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1731*Orazio Mei composer, is born.Ref: 5
1736*Statesman, rabblerouser, Patrick Henry is born. Ref 
1741*Johann Gottfried Krebs composer, is born.Ref: 5
1791*Pietro Romani composer, is born.Ref: 5
1810*Erasmus Darwin Keyes Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895, is born.Ref: 5
1810*Juan B Alberdi [Figarillo] Argentina politician/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1810*Solomon Meredith Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1875, is born.Ref: 5
1811*Simon Kenton's daughter Elizabeth is born.Ref: 58
1824*Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox Major General (Confederate Army), is born.Ref: 5
1825*David Bell Birney Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1826*Ebenezer Butterick, inventor (tissue paper dress pattern), is born.Ref: 5
1827*Reuben Lindsay Walker Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1890, is born.Ref: 5
1837 Alexander F de Savornin Lohmann Dutch minister/party leader (CHU), is born.Ref: 5
1837*Luca Fumagalli composer, is born.Ref: 5
1840*Hans Makart Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz), is born.Ref: 5
1843*Emile Pessard composer, is born.Ref: 5
1846*Albert György earl Apponyi Hungarian minister of Education, is born.Ref: 5
1851*Léon Bourgeois French premier (1895-96, Nobel Peace Prize - 1920), is born.Ref: 11
1852*Jindrich z Albestu Kaan composer, is born.Ref: 5
1860*Isaac [Manuel F] Albéniz Spanish pianist/composer (Iberia), is born.Ref: 5
1864*A H Borgesius Dutch amateur astronomer, is born.Ref: 5
1868*Fréderic baron d'Erlanger French composer/banker, is born.Ref: 5
1874*Gilbert Keith Chesterton England, journalist/poet/critic/novelist (Man Who Made Gold), is born.Ref: 5
1880*Oswald Spengler, Germany, philosopher (Decline of the West), is born.Ref: 5
1881*Frederik Septimus Kelly composer, is born.Ref: 5
1883*William Beatton Moonie composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich British astronomer (theory of relativity), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Francis de Bourguignon composer, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Alfonsina Storni Argentine poet (La inquietud del rosal), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Beatrice Lillie, Toronto, comedian/actress (Around World in 80 Days), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Josef von Sternberg Austrian director (Der blaue Engel), is born.Ref: 5
1896*George L Funke botanist (Flower Physiology), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Erich Wolfgang Korngold Brno Austria, movie composer (Violanta), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Ignace Lilien composer, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Robert Knox bacteriologist, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Junzo Sakakura, Japanese architect, is born.Ref: 70
1904*Gregg Toland, American motion-picture cinematographer, is born.Ref: 70
1905*Fela Sowande composer, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Jan [Johannes] Teulings Dutch actor/director (That Joyous Eve), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Sebastian Shaw Holt England, actor (Return of Jedi, Chimera, High Season, Spy in Black), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Hans Joachim Schaeuble composer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Terence Hanbury White Bombay India, novelist (England Have My Bones), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Desmond Shawe-Taylor critic, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Neil R[onald] Jones US, sci-fi author (Space War, Twin Worlds), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Agnes Beatrice Read medical social worker, is born.Ref: 5
1911*James Marjoribanks British ambassador, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Louis Wain agricultural scientist, is born.Ref: 5
1912*John Hanlo Dutch poet (Go to the Mosque), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Middleweight chamption Tony Zale (Anthony Florian Zaleski) is born in Gary IN.Ref: 97
1913*Douglas Black physician, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Iris Adrian Los Angeles CA, actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard), is born.Ref: 5
1914*(Walter) Stacy Keach Sr. actor: The Parallax View, High Velocity, Fighting Back, Armed and Dangerous, The Rockford Files, Bonanza, Longstreet, Maverick; father of actors Stacy and James Keach, is bornRef: 4
1915 David Jenklins librarian (National Library of Wales), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Igor Buketoff Hartford CT, conductor (Iceland Symphony 1964-65), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Lord Huntingfield British agent to UN Secreteriat, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Carl M Story fiddler, is born.Ref: 5
1917*John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Brookline MA, (Senator-D-MA), 35th President (1961-1963), is born.Ref: 68
1918*Herb Shriner humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Isabel Dean England, actress (5 Days one Summer, Virgin Island, Ransom), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Robin Haydon British diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Clifton James New York NY, actor (Buster & Billie, David & Lisa), is born.Ref: 5
1921*George Terry chief constable (Sussex England), is born.Ref: 5
1921*James Clifton Spokane WA, actor (Live & Let Die), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Iannis Xenakis Braila Romania, composer/architect/mathematician, is born.Ref: 5
1922 John Heerbecq Church commissioner, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Joe Weatherly NASCAR Hall of Famer: championship [1953]; Grand National Champion [1962, 63]; is born. The Joe Weatherly Museum at Darlington International Raceway is named for himRef: 4
1923*Earl of Morley Lord Lieutenant (Devon), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Richard Worsley quarter master General, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Eugene Wright jazz musician: bass: led 16-piece band: Dukes of Swing; played w/Dave Brubeck, Gene Ammons, Count Basie, Arnett Cobb, Buddy DeFranco, Red Norvo, is born.Ref: 4
1925 Kenneth Couzens CEO (Coal Products), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Charles Denner Tarnow Poland, actor (And Now My Love), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Iannis Xenakis composer/architect/engineer, is born.Ref: 5
1927 Carl Toms stage designer (1 Million BC, Moon Zero Two), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Dick Hillenius Dutch biologist/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1927 Trevor Holdsworth CEO (National Power), is born.Ref: 5
1928 Felix Rohatyn Vienna Austria, investment banker (New York Big MAC Bonds), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Anthony Grant British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Katie Boyle [Lady Sander Saunders] British broadcaster, is born.Ref: 5
1929 Kennetgh Couzens CEO (Coal Products), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Eleanor Fazan opera/show choreographer (Lassiter, Ruling Class), is born.Ref: 5
1931 Carl Toms stage designer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Richie Guerin basketball: NY Knicks [in 8 years w/Knicks he scored 10,392 points and averaged 20.1 points; St. Louis Hawks; player/coach: St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks; lifetime stats: 14,676 points [17.3 ppg], 4,278 rebounds [5.1 rpg], 4,211 assists [5.0 apg] over 848 games [in 42 playoff contests he averaged 15.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 5.1 assists]; broadcaster: NY Knicks; Wall Street stockbroker, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Paul Ehrlich biologist, writer: The Population Bomb; helped form group: Zero Population Growth, advocating a limit of 2 children per family, is born.Ref: 4
1935*André P Brink South African writer (Dry White Season), is born.Ref: 5
1935 Denis J Worrall South African politician/leader (DP), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Martin Garrod Commandant General (Royal Marines), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Arlene McQuade New York NY, actress (Rosalie-Goldbergs), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Alwin Schockemohle horse show jumper, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Irmin Schmidt rocker (Can), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Peter Kolman composer, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Francis Thomas (Fay) Vincent Jr, baseball commissioner, is born.Ref: 68
1939*Al Unser Sr. auto racer: Indy 500 winner [1970, 1971, 1978, 1987]) retired [1994]; younger brother of Bobby and father of Al Jr. [first father/son to race each other at Indy [1983], is born.Ref: 4
1939*Martin Garrod Commandant General Royal Marines, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Nanette Newman writer/actress (Endless Game, Of Human Bondage), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Douglas Scott mountaineer, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Roy Crewsdon Manchester, rocker (Freddie & The Dreamers), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Kevin Conway New York NY, actor (Flash Point, Cage of Angels), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Larry Mavety hockey: Port-Huron Flags, LA Sharks, Chicago Cougars, Indpls Racers; Coach/GM: Kingston Frontenacs, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Bob Edgar (Representative-D-PA, 1975-87), is born.Ref: 5
1943*E Thomas Coleman (Representative-R-MO, 1976- ), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Terry Pavey editor (TV Times), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Helmut Berger actor (Ash Wednesday, Damned, Picture of Dorian Gray), is born.Ref: 5
1944 Quentin Davies MP (C), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Lord Fraser of Carmyllie Minister of State (Scotland), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Martin Pipe horse trainer, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Mike Rossi rocker (Status Quo), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Gary Brooker musician: keyboards, singer: solo: Say It Ain’t So Joe, Switchboard Susan, LPs: No More Fear of Flying, Lead Me to the Water, Echoes in the Night; groups: Procol Harum: Whiter Shade of Pale; The ParamountsRef: 4
1946*Robin Johnson Brooklyn NY, actress (Times Square), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Mark Nelson Brooklyn NY, crew member (Biosphere 2), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Anthony Geary (actor: General Hospital, High Desert Kill, Scorchers, Night of the Warrior, Crack House, UHF), is born.Ref: 4
1948*Anthony Geary Coalville UT, actor (Luke/Bill-General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Linda Esther Gray opera singer, is born.Ref: 5
1948*Michael Berkley composer/broadcaster, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Francis Rossi London England, guitarist/vocalist (Status Quo-Down Down, Picture of a Matchstick Man), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Gary Brooker Essex England, rock keyboardist (Procol Harum), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Rebbie (Maureen Reilette) Jackson singer: LPs: Centipede [written by brother, Michael], Reactions; oldest member of the Jackson family, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Louise Cooper UK, sci-fi author (Nemesis, Inferno, Infanta, Nocturne), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Fred (Fredrick William) Holdsworth baseball: pitcher: Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos, Milwaukee Brewers, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Danny Elfman Los Angeles CA, composer (Simspon Show Theme), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Rick Henderson Beaumont TX, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Mike (Michael Dennis) Dupree baseball: pitcher: SD Padres, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Jerry Dengler Colorado Springs CO, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), is born.Ref: 5
1955*John Hinckley Jr, shot & wounded President Reagan in 1981, is born.Ref: 5
1955*Mike Porcaro rock bassist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa), is born.Ref: 5
1956*LaToya Jackson singer (If You Feel the Funk)/posed for Playboy, is born in Gary IN. (TWA, 2002)Ref: 95
1956*Greg R rocker (Bad), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Larry Blackmon rocker (Cameo-Alligator Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Annette Bening, Topeka KS, actress (American Beauty, Grifters, Bugsy, Valmont), is born. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 5
1958*Ivar Sisniega México, pentathlete (Olympics-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Sam Clancy WLAF defensive assistant coach (Barcelona Dragons), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Mel Gaynor Glasgow Scotland, rock drummer (Simple Minds-Water Front), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Rupert Everett Norfolk England, actor (My Best Friend's Wedding, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Next Best Thing), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Tamayo Otsuki actress (Mrs Yamagami-Davis Rules), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Adrian Paul London England, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander), is born.Ref: 5
1961*David Palmer heavy metal drummer (ABC, AC/DC), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Melissa Etheridge US singer/songwriter/guitarist (Never Enough), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Todd Boonstra Minneapolis MN, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Eric Davis Los Angeles CA, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Gerry Norquist Portland OR, Nike golfer (1990 Boise Open-5th), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Lisa Whelchel Fort Worth TX, actress (Blair-Facts of Life, Michey Mouse Club), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Tracey E Bregman Recht Munich Germany, actress (Days of Our Life), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Charlie Hayes Hattisburg MS, 3rd baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Emilio Sanchez Madrid Spain, Tennis player (Olympics-bronze-1988), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Jammo Myllys Savonlinna Finland, hockey goalie (Team Finland, Olympics-bronze-98), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Floyd Turner NFL wide receiver (Indpls Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Bill Risley Chicago IL, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Karina Orum Denmark, golfer (Scandinavian champion 1989), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Mike Keane Winnipeg, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Ray Bernard CFL linebacker (Montréal Alouettes), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Brian Roche NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Duane Young NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Toby Borland Quitman LA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Wiltrud Probst Nuermberg Germany, tennis star (1992 Belgian Open), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Bill Curley NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves), is born.Ref: 5
1972*David Hendrix NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Kenny McEntyre WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Kevin McDougal CFL quarterback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Emma Johnson Sydney New South Wales Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Etdrick Bohannon NBA forward (Indiana Pacers), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Jason Dawe North York, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Malcolm Allen Wauchope New South Wales Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Tiffany M Sloan Orange County CA, playmate (October 1992), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Barbara Mulej Kranj Slovenia, tennis star (1992 Futures Germany), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Kenny Bynum running back (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Robyn Petroskey Minneapolis MN, figure skater (1996 Midwest champion), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Alexander Zhurik hockey defenseman (Belarus, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Bianca Langham Australian field hockey fullback/halfback (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Melanie Janine Brown "Scary Spice", Leeds, vocalist (Spice Girls), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Shoshanna Lonstein New York NY, girlfriend (Jerry Seinfeld), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Brent Roberts Leesville LA, diver (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Danny Gerard Mount Vernon NY, actor (Alan Silver-Brooklyn Bridge), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Luann Roberts Miss Alabama Teen USA (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Valérie Hould-Marchand Riviere-Du-Loup QU, synchronized swim (Olympics-silver-96), is born.Ref: 5
1983*Richard Jackson Redlands CA, actor (Ryan Meyers-Saved by the Bell), is born.Ref: 5
1989*Danielle Riley Keough grand daughter of Elvis Presley, is born.Ref: 5
526*Antioch struck by Earthquake; about 250,000 die.Ref: 5
1453*Constantine XI Dragases last Byzantine Emperor, is killed at 49.Ref: 5
1500*Bartholomeu Diaz de Narvaez (Novaez) Portuguese sea explorer, drowns.Ref: 5
1544 Jacobus Latomus [Jasques Masson] Belgian inquisitor, dies at about 68.Ref: 5
1546*Cardinal Beaton English archbishop of St Andrews, murdered.Ref: 5
1593*John Penry English congressionalist, executed.Ref: 5
1629 Arnold Baert Flemish lawyer/member of Great Council, dies at about 74.Ref: 5
1660*György Rákóczi II prince of Transsylvania, dies in battle.Ref: 5
1660*Peter Scriverius lawyer/historian, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1680*Abraham Megerle composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1691*Cornelis Tromp Admiral-General/son of Maarten T, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1750*Giuseppe Porsile composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1788*Jacques Aliamet French etcher/engraver, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1790*Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War hero who planned the fortifications at the Battle of Bunker Hill and told his men, "don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes", dies.Ref: 17
1814*Joséphine empress of France (1804-14) and consort of Napolean, dies at age 50.Ref: 5
1815 Cornelis de Gijselaar politician/patriot, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1816*Madame L'Ouverture widow of Haiti's leader Toussaint L'O, dies.Ref: 5
1829*Humphry Davy scientist/inventor (Miner's safety lamp), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1833*William Marshall composer, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1862*Franciszek Wincenty Mirecki composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1866*Winfield Scott, American army general, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1869*Philippe Vandermaelen Flemish cartographer/publisher, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1877*John Lothrop Motley (History of United Netherlands), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1883*Albrecht of Prussia mistress of John van Rossum, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1883*WFLC Marianne princess of Orange-Nassau, dies.Ref: 5
1885*Alfred von Meissner Austrian physician/writer (Ziska), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1892 Baha'u'llah [Mirza HA Noeri] Persian founder (Bahá'í), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1899*Frantz Jehin-Prume composer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1905*Leon Francis Victor Caron composer, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1910*Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev Russian composer (Islamej), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1911*Sir William Gilbert, English lyricist for comic operas; collaborated with Sir Arthur Sullivan, dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1911*William Schwenck Gilbert England, writer (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1914*Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence R; 1024 die.Ref: 5
1916*James Jerome Hill, who built a railroad empire in the American northwest, dies.Ref: 70
1922*Jevgeni B Vachtangov Armenian/Russian actor/director, dies at 39.Ref: 5
1923*Adolf Oberländer German painter, dies.Ref: 5
1924*Pierre-Paul Cambon French diplomat (Madrid/London), dies.Ref: 5
1934*Eugenie Besserer actress (Anna Christie, Madame X), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1934*Heihatjirô Tôjô Japanese Admiral (Russian-Japanese War), dies.Ref: 5
1935*Josef Suk Czechoslovakia, violinist/composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1942*John Barrymore [Blythe], actor, sibling to actors Lionel Barrymore & Ethel Barrymore, father of actors John Drew Barrymore & Diana Barrymore and grandfather of actor Drew Barrymore, dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1943*Hermann Hans Wetzler composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1948*May Whitty actress (Gaslight, Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1951*Dimitrios Levidis composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1951*Fanny Brice (Borach) actress: Ziegfeld Follies; comedienne: Baby Snooks; subject of film: Funny Girl; dies at age 59.Ref: 4
1951*Josef Bohuslav Foerster composer, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1951*Robert Kahn composer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1951*Mikhail Borodin, Russian Comintern agent, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1954*Anne O'Hare McCormick, the American journalist who became the first woman on the editorial board of The New York Times, dies.Ref: 70
1955*Daniël G van Beuningen art collector, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1956*Albert H Edelkoort theologist (Christusverwachting), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1956*Hermann Abendroth German conductor (Gewandhausorkest), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1957*George Bacovia [Vasiliu] Romanian poet/composer (Plumb), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1957*Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators.Ref: 5
1958*Juan Ramón Jiménez Spanish poet (Nobel 1956), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1961*Uuno Kalervo Klami composer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1967*Geronimo Baqueiro Foster composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1970*John Gunther author/host (John Gunther's High Road), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1971*Max Trapp composer, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1973*Eric Applewhite entertainer, dies.Ref: 5
1977*Goddard Lieberson composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1978*Bob Crane actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 49.Ref: 5
1979*America's Sweetheart Actress Mary Pickford (Gladys Louise Smith) dies at age 86.Ref: 68
1979*Mystery of death of Czar Nicholas II and Anastasia ends as Gelli Ryabov finds secret burial site.Ref: 10
1981 Ch'ing-ling Soong, Chinese political figure, dies at age 89.Ref: 70
1982*Romy Schneider (Rosemarie Magdelena Albach-Retty) actress (Bloodline, Death Watch), dies of cardiac arrest at age 43.Ref: 4
1984*Eric Morecambe comedian (Morecambe & Wise), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1985*Death and hundreds of injuries resulted from a riot at a soccer match in Brussels, Belgium. The European Cup Final at Heysel stadium between Liverpool and Juventus of Turin was televised throughout Europe. Just before the match was to begin, soccer fans rioted killing 39 and injuring 400 or more. 26 British soccer fans identified from the video tapes were extradited to Belgium to stand trial. The riot prompted increased security at later British soccer games.Ref: 4
1985*Madge West actress (Grandma-McLean Stevenson Show), dies at 93.Ref: 5
1987*Alain Vincx Belgian stuntman, dies in an accident at 40.Ref: 5
1990*An earthquake hits Peru, killing 56.Ref: 5
1991*Coral Browne actress: Auntie Mame, The Killing of Sister George, Eleanor, First Lady of the World, The Courtney Affair; wife of actor Vincent Price; dies of cancer at age 77.Ref: 4
1992*Bill Beyers actor (Wally-Capitol), dies of AIDS at 37.Ref: 5
1992 Karl Carstens president of RFA (1979-84), dies.Ref: 5
1992*Peter John "Ollie" Halsall guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 43.Ref: 5
1992*Pippa Steele actress (Vampire Lovers), dies of cancer at 44.Ref: 5
1993*Billy Conn, International Boxing Hall of Famer: World Light Heavyweight Champion [1939-41]; lifetime pro record: 63-12-1, 14 KOs; in film: The Pittsburgh Kid, dies of pneumonia at 75.Ref: 4
1993 Tiny Hofman Amsterdam activist (Nieuwmarkt), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1993*Nazis kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen Germany.Ref: 5
1994*Erich Honecker President of German Democratic Republic (1971-89), dies in Chile at 81.Ref: 5
1994*Ezra Taft Benson minister of Agriculture/leader of mormon (1985-94), dies at 94.Ref: 5
1994*Harry Levin literary Scholar, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1994*Jose Bohr actor (El Traidor, Sueno de Amor), dies at 92.Ref: 5
1994*Joseph Janni producer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1994*Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson drummer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1995*Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to serve in both the House and the Senate, died in Skowhegan, Maine, at age 97. (TWA, 1996)Ref: 95
1996*James George "Jimmy" Rowles jazz pianist, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1996*Jeremy Sinden actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem), dies at 45.Ref: 5
1996*Tamara Toumanova dancer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1997*George Fenneman announcer: radio/TV: You Bet Your Life [w/Groucho Marx]; TV host: Your Funny, Funny Films, Anybody Can Play; dies at age 77.Ref: 68
1997*Jeff Buckley musician, drowns at 30.Ref: 5
1997*John Sengstacke publisher (Defender), dies at 84Ref: 5
1998*Barry Goldwater U.S. Senator (R-AZ), 1964 Republican Presidential nominee: “…extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice”; dies at age 89 in Paradise Valley AZ.Ref: 4
2003*Portions of an autopsy report on Lacy Peterson and the unborn baby are leaked. They indicate the baby had a cut on its chest and a length of plastic tape with a knot in it around its neck. The report did not say how either got there. (USA Today, p 7A, 5/30/2003)Ref: 13

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