Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
May 30th

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1035*Boudouin V van Rijsel becomes earl of Flanders.Ref: 5
1087*German emperor Henry IV crowns his son Koenraad.Ref: 5
1100*Burchard becomes bishop of Utrecht.Ref: 5
1527*The University of Marburg is founded in Germany.Ref: 2
1536*English king Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour.Ref: 5
1574*Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France.Ref: 5
1584 Earl Adolf van Nieuwenaar/Meurs becomes viceroy of Gelderland.Ref: 5
1631 France/Maximilian van Bavarian signs Accord of Fontainebleau.Ref: 5
1635 Emperor Ferdinand II & Saksen sign Peace of Prague.Ref: 5
1793*Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public.Ref: 5
1805*Aaron Burr Burr arrives in Nashville, where he is greeted with public balls and dinners. He stays four days as the guest of General Andrew Jackson.Ref: 87
1806*Andrew Jackson, "Old Hickory,"wounded in duel in which he killed Charlie Dickinson in Kentucky.Ref: 10
1808*Napoleon annexes Tuscany & gave it seats in French Senate.Ref: 5
1814*The First Treaty of Paris is declared, returning France to its 1792 borders.Ref: 2
1832 Evariste Galois give his theory on free assembly (dies in duel May 31).Ref: 5
1842*John Francis attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria.Ref: 5
1848*México ratifies treaty giving US; New Mexico, CA & parts of NV, Utah, Arizona & Colorado in return for $15 million.Ref: 5
1854*Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed Missouri Compromise opens north slavery and establishes the Kansas and Nebraska territories.Ref: 5
1857*(Dakota Conflict) Abbie Gardner, who was taken hostage in "the Spirit Lake Massacre", is ransomed by the Indians from the Yellow Medicine Agency for blankets, horses, ammunition, tobacco, calico, ribbons and money. Ref 
1858*Hudson Bay Company's rights to Vancouver Island revoked.Ref: 5
1868*Memorial Day was observed for the first time in the United States -- at the request of General John A. Logan, the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. It was first called Decoration Day because the General had seen 2 women in Columbus MS placed flowers on both Confederate & Union graves.Ref: 4
1879*William Vanderbilt renamed Gilmore’s Garden to Madison Square Garden. There have been five different venues named Madison Square Garden since -- all in NY City.Ref: 4
1879*92º F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland OH in May.Ref: 5
1896*The first documented auto accident occurred -- in New York City. A Duryea Motor Wagon, driven by Henry Wells from Springfield, MA collided with a bicycle ridden by Evylyn Thomas of NYC.Ref: 4
1901*Memorial Day first observed in US.Ref: 5
1901*Hall of Fame for Great Americans on NYU campus dedicated.Ref: 5
1903*The first American motorcycle hill climb was held -- in Riverdale, NY.Ref: 4
1908*First federal workmen's compensation law approved.Ref: 5
1908*US Assay Office in Salt Lake City UT authorized.Ref: 5
1908*Aldrich Vineland Currency Act forerunner to Federal Reserve System.Ref: 5
1909 Reuben Siegel laid cornerstone of first home in Tel-Aviv.Ref: 5
1909*National Conference on the Negro is held.Ref: 5
1913*New country of Albania is formed.Ref: 5
1921 Salzburg Austria votes to join Germany.Ref: 5
1921*The US Navy transfers the Teapot Dome oil reserves to the Department of the Interior.Ref: 2
1922*The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington DC, by Chief Justice William Howard Taft.Ref: 5
1922 Latvia & Vatican sign accord.Ref: 5
1924 Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists.Ref: 5
1925*British mariners shoot on demonstrators.Ref: 5
1926*(date given as "late-May) Anarchists issue a new call for bombings as a result of the Massachusetts' Supreme Court decision.Ref: 87
1934*The two-day Barmen Synod ended in Germany. The resulting Barmen Declaration affirmed that the German Confessing Church recognized Jesus Christ to be the only authoritative voice of God, in clear contrast to all other (i.e., Nazi) powers representing divine revelation.Ref: 5
1941*First anti semitic measures in Serbia.Ref: 5
1945*Sec. of War Stimson rules out Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, as a target for atomic attack.Ref: 91
1949 East Germans constitution approved.Ref: 5
1949 NPS/VHP win first general election in Suriname.Ref: 5
1955 Tunisia begins domestic self governing.Ref: 5
1955*Said el-Mufti forms Jordan Government.Ref: 5
1956*US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests).Ref: 5
1956*Bus boycott begins in Tallahassee FL.Ref: 5
1958*US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests).Ref: 5
1958*Unidentified soldiers killed in World War Two and the Korean conflict were buried at Arlington National Cemetery.Ref: 5
1959*Iraq terminates military assistance pact with US due to neutrality.Ref: 5
1959 President Somoza ends emergency crisis in Nicaragua.Ref: 5
1959 President Stroessner disbands Paraguay's parliament.Ref: 5
1964*(Mississippi Burning) (Memorial Day) Michael Schwerner and James Chaney speak at Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Neshoba County and urge its all-black congregation to register.Ref: 87
1965*France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground).Ref: 5
1965*Vivian Malone, is first black to graduate from University of Alabama.Ref: 5
1967*Biafra declares independence from Nigeria.Ref: 5
1967 King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo.Ref: 5
1968*President De Gaulle disbands French parliament.Ref: 5
1968*University church in Leipzig German Democratic Republic, blown up.Ref: 5
1968 West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law.Ref: 5
1969 Gibraltar adopts constitution.Ref: 5
1980*First papal visit to France since 1814.Ref: 5
1982 Spain became NATO's 16th member, the first country to enter the Western alliance since West Germany in 1955.Ref: 70
1984*Bomb explodes in rebel leader Eden Pastora headquarters in Nicaragua.Ref: 5
1986*France performs nuclear test.Ref: 5
1989 Student demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in Beijing erected a 33-foot statue they called the "Goddess of Democracy."Ref: 70
1990*Dow Jones average hits a record 2,878.56.Ref: 5
1991*64th National Spelling Bee: Joanne Lagatta wins spelling antipyretic.Ref: 5
1991*The US Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors can be sued for the legal advice they give police and can be forced to pay damages when that advice leads to someone's rights being violated.Ref: 5
1992*NY Lotto pays $30 million to one winner (#s are 12-15-30-33-40-48).Ref: 5
1992*UN votes for sanctions against Serb-led Yugoslavia to halt fighting.Ref: 5
1996*69th National Spelling Bee: Wendy Guey wins spelling vivisepulture.Ref: 5
1996*Britain's Prince Andrew and the former Sarah Ferguson were granted an uncontested decree ending their ten-year marriage.Ref: 70
1996*The House called off a contempt-of-Congress vote after President Clinton's aides turned over one-thousand pages of papers and a long-sought list of documents in the travel office firings.Ref: 6
1997*Child molester Jesse K. Timmendequas was convicted in Trenton, N.J., of raping and strangling a 7-year-old neighbor, Megan Kanka a case that inspired "Megan's Law" requiring that communities be notified when sex offenders move in.Ref: 70
2001*Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas was convicted of corruption and sentenced to 6 months in prison. (XDG, p 4A, 5/30/2002)Ref: 83
2002*A solemn, wordless ceremony marked the end of the agonizing cleanup at Ground Zero in New York, 8 1/2 months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.Ref: 70
1498*Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America.Ref: 5
1539*Hernando de Soto lands in Florida with 600 soldiers in search of gold.Ref: 2
1821*James Boyd patents Rubber Fire Hose.Ref: 5
1848*William Young of Baltimore, MD, patents the ice cream freezer.Ref: 2
1872*Mahlon Loomis patents wireless telegraphy.Ref: 5
1876*The Truss patented by inventor Harvey A. Stephenson.Ref: 10
1889*The brassiere is invented.Ref: 5
1908*Paris advocate E Archdeacon is first passenger in a airplane.Ref: 5
1933*Patent on invisible glass installation.Ref: 5
1958*Mariner 9 lifts off from Cape Kennedy en route to Mars. (XDG, p 4A, 5/30/2000)Ref: 83
1959*World's first hovercraft (SR-N1) tested at Cowes England.Ref: 5
1966*US launches Surveyor 1 to the Moon.Ref: 5
1971*The American space probe "Mariner Nine" blasted off from Cape Kennedy, Florida, on a journey to Mars.Ref: 5
1975*European Space Agency (ESA) forms.Ref: 5
1979*Percom Data Company Inc release Microdos for Radio Shack's TRS-80.Ref: 5
1986*Ariane-2 (ESA) launchedRef: 5
1381*English Boer uprising begins in Essex.Ref: 5
1434 Prokopius Bohemian leader of taboriets, dies in battle.Ref: 5
1434 Battle at Lipany.Ref: 5
1522*French troops driven out of Genoa.Ref: 5
1574 Sea battle at Lillo Belgium (Adolf Van Haemstede vs Louis de Boisot).Ref: 5
1588*Spanish Aramada under Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England.Ref: 5
1646 Spain & Netherlands signs temporary cease fire.Ref: 5
1848 2nd battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians.Ref: 5
1859 The Piedmontese army crosses the Sesia River and defeats the Austrians at Palestro.Ref: 2
1862*Battle of Booneville MS. Union General Henry Halleck enters Corinth, MS as Confederate General Beauregard evacuates.Ref: 2
1862*Battle of Front Royal VA.Ref: 5
1864*Battle of Bethesda Church VA.Ref: 5
1864*Cavalry fight at Old Church (Totopotomoy Creek) VA.Ref: 5
1912*US Marines are sent to Nicaragua to protect American interests.Ref: 2
1913 First Balkan War ends after 8 months with signing of Treaty of London; Turkey abandons Crete.Ref: 5
1941*English Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government.Ref: 5
1941*German capture Kreta.Ref: 5
1941*German planes accidentally drop bombs on Dublin, Ireland. (?) 
1942*The first thousand bomber British air raid is against Cologne.Ref: 36
1942*US aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor.Ref: 5
1942*Reichsführer Himmler arrives in Prague.Ref: 5
1943*French General De Gaulle arrives in Algiers.Ref: 5
1943*American forces secured the Aleutian island of Attu from the Japanese during World War II.Ref: 70
1944*Transport nr 75 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany.Ref: 5
1945*Between January 1940 and May 1945, the Bureau investigated 19,299 alleged cases of sabotage. Sabotage in some form was found in 2,282 incidences, primarily acts of spite, carelessness, malicious mischief, and the like. During World War II, not a single act of enemy-directed sabotage was discovered in the United States.Ref: 14
1965*Viet Cong offensive against US base Da Nang, begins.Ref: 5
1966*300 US airplanes bomb North VietnamRef: 5
1969 People revolt in Willemstad, Curaçao.Ref: 5
1884*Ned Williamson of the Chicago Cubs becomes the first player to hit three home runs in a single game, vs. Detroit.Ref: 86
1890*First Dodger homerun (Dave Foutz).Ref: 5
1894*After going 0-for-6 in the first game of a doubleheader, Beaneater Bob Lowe becomes the first major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in one game helping Boston beat Cincinnati and Elton 'Icebox' Chamberlain, 20-11.Ref: 1
1899*24th Preakness: R Clawson aboard Half Time wins in 1:47.Ref: 5
1903*28th Preakness: W Gannon aboard Flocarline wins in 1:44.8.Ref: 5
1904*Frank Chance gets hit by pitch 5 times in a doubleheader.Ref: 5
1906*40th Belmont Stakes: Lucien Lyne aboard Burgomaster wins in 2:20.Ref: 5
1907*41st Belmont Stakes: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins.Ref: 5
1908*42nd Belmont Stakes: Joe Notter aboard Colin wins.Ref: 5
1910*44th Belmont Stakes: James Butwell aboard Sweep wins in 2:22.Ref: 5
1911*Ray Harroun won the first 500-mile auto race at the Brickyard, the Indpls Motor Speedway. Harroun won the race with an average speed of 74.59 MPH. It took him six hours and 42 minutes to complete the race. He won $14,000 for his effort.Ref: 4
1913*John McGraw joins Fred Clarke, Cap Anson, Frank Selee, & Connie Mack as managers who have won 1,000 games.Ref: 5
1921*The Eddie Grant Memorial, built in memory of a former Giants player killed in World War I, is dedicated at the Polo Grounds. The five-foot high momument is located in center field at the base of the clubhouse wall.Ref: 1
1922*Traded between games of a doubleheader, Cliff Heathcote and Max Flack exchange their Cardinal and Cub uniforms respectively. Both get hits for their new teams in the nightcap.Ref: 1
1925*Peter DePaolo became first man to average over 100 mph at Indpls 500.Ref: 5
1925*Roger Hornsby replaces Branch Rickey as manager of Cardinals.Ref: 5
1927*Chicago Cubs' shortstop Jimmy Cooney completes an unassisted triple play as he snares Paul Waner's liner, steps on second to double up Paul's brother, Lloyd, and the tags Clyde Barnhart coming from first for the third out.Ref: 1
1927*Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career.Ref: 5
1930*Bill Arnold wins Indpls 500 car race (161.6 kph).Ref: 5
1931*Phillies Chuck Klein homers off Ben Cantwell (Braves) in both ends DH.Ref: 5
1932*Yankees dedicate a plaque to Miller Huggins.Ref: 5
1935*Babe Ruth plays his last major league game going hitless in one at-bat against the Phillies.Ref: 1
1937*61,756, 2nd-largest crowd in Polo Grounds history, sees Dodgers end Carl Hubbell's consecutive-game winning streak at 24 over 2 seasons.Ref: 5
1937*20th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pittsburgh FC Aspinwall PA.Ref: 5
1938*A new Yankee Stadium attendance record is set as the Yankees sweep Red Sox 10-0 & 5-4 in front of 83,533.Ref: 5
1942*Satchel Paige pitches 5 innings to defeat Dizzy Dean All-Stars 8-1.Ref: 5
1946*Braves Bernard Malamud homerun shatters Bulova clock in Ebbets Field.Ref: 5
1948*Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game.Ref: 5
1950*Patty Berg wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open.Ref: 5
1951*Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1952*Charlie Grimm succeeds Tommy Holmes as manager of Boston Braves.Ref: 5
1953*First major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2.Ref: 5
1953*23rd French Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Vic Seixas (6-3 6-4 1-6 6-2).Ref: 5
1953*23rd French Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-2 6-4).Ref: 5
1954*Dutch bishops forbid membership to non-catholic sporting clubs.Ref: 5
1954*Emile Zatopek runs world record 5K (13:57.2).Ref: 5
1956*Mickey Mantle barely misses (18 inches) becoming the first player to hit a HR out of Yankee Stadium. The monster shot was still climbing as hit the facade in the upper stands.Ref: 1
1961*Roger Maris hits his 10th & 11th of 61 homeruns.Ref: 5
1964*Giants sweep Mets 5-3 & 8-6 in 23 innings, records include elapsed time of 9:50, 47 strikeouts, 7:22 for 2nd game & NY's 22 K's in 2nd games.Ref: 5
1965*Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open.Ref: 5
1966*Graham Hill wins Indpls 500 car race (232.2 kph).Ref: 5
1967 Daredevil Evel Knievel jumped 16 automobiles in a row in a motorcycle stunt at Ascot Speedway in Gardena, CA.Ref: 4
1967*Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball.Ref: 5
1969*Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:08:33.6) at Antwerp.Ref: 5
1970*Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans.Ref: 5
1971*Willie Mays hits his 638th homerun, sets National League record of 1,950 runs scored.Ref: 5
1974*Sadaharu Oh becomes the first Japanese player to hit 600 HRs.Ref: 1
1974*10th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees beat Mets 9-4.Ref: 5
1976*Bobby Unser sets world record for the fastest pit stop (4 seconds).Ref: 5
1976*22nd LPGA Championship won by Betty Burfeindt.Ref: 5
1977*Cleveland Indian Dennis Eckersley no-hits CA Angels, 2-0.Ref: 5
1979 Ted Coombs begins a 5,193 mile roller skate from Los Angeles to NYC.Ref: 5
1980*Twins Ken Landreaux ends his hitting streak after 31 games.Ref: 5
1980*Tiger relief pitcher John Hiller, 37, (who had a 1971 heart attack), retires.Ref: 5
1981*Los Angeles Dodgers are quickest to get 1,000,000 attendence (22 games).Ref: 5
1982*Closest Indpls 500, Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds.Ref: 5
1982*Cal Ripken's consecutive game streak streak begins with the Oriole third baseman (position for the first 27 games during the streak) batting eighth against Blue Jays.Ref: 1
1982*Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1983*American League president Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires.Ref: 5
1984*National League suspends Mario Soto 5 days for Reds-Cubs fight on May 27th.Ref: 5
1985*ABC-TV announced that every game of the World Series would be played under the lights for the biggest baseball audience possible.Ref: 4
1985*Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1.Ref: 5
1986*Bobby Rahal is first to average over 170 mph in the Indpls 500.Ref: 5
1987*Mike Tyson knocks out Pinklon Thomas in the sixth round at Las Vegas to retain his WBA-WBC heavyweight titles.Ref: 98
1987*Tony Tucker TKOs James 'Buster' Douglas in 10 for International Boxing Federation heavyweight boxing title at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas NV.Ref: 5
1987*Eric Davis becomes the first National League player to hit three grand slams in a month. His 19th homer of the season proves to be the difference in the Reds 6-2 victory over the Pirates.Ref: 1
1991*Arturo Barrios runs world record one-hour distance (21,096 km).Ref: 5
1992*Yankee hurler Scott Sanderson beats the Brewers, 8-1, to become the ninth pitcher to defeat all 26 teams in the majors. The 6'5" righty joins Nolan Ryan, Tommy John, Don Sutton, Mike Torrez, Rick Wise, Gaylord Perry, Doyle Alexander and Rich Gossage to accomplish this feat.Ref: 1
1993*Betsy King wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1993*Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1996*Albert Belle uses a forearm to break up a double play & nearly breaks Brewer 2nd baseman Fernando Vina's nose, Belle gets 2 game suspension.Ref: 5
1997*Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple LeafsRef: 5
1998*Mark McGwire hits his 27th home run to establish a major league record for the most homers hit before the month of June. Last season, Ken Griffey Jr.'s set the previous mark with 24 round trippers in the first two months of the season.Ref: 1
1998*In an emotional on-the-field ceremony, Dan Quisenberry becomes the sixteenth member of the Royals Hall of Fame. The sinkerball pitcher with a submarine delivery was diagnosed with a grade IV malignant astrocyma and underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor in January.Ref: 1
2001*Moses Malone and college coaches Mike Krzyewski and John Chaney entered the Basketball Hall of Fame. (XDG, p 4A, 5/30/2002)Ref: 83
2001*At Pac Bell, it takes 5 hours, 53 minutes and 18 innings for the Diamondbacks to defeat the Giants, 1-0. Erubiel Durazo's double plating Steve Finley accounts for the game's only run.Ref: 1
2001*Barry Bonds hits career homer No. 522 passing Willie McCovey and Ted Williams to move up to #11 on the all time list, and making him the number one lefty home run hitter in National League history. The round tripper is the 17th hit by the Giant outfielder in May breaking the record set by Mickey Mantle (1956) and Mark McGwire (1998).Ref: 1
2003*At Shea Stadium, the Braves go deep four times off former teammate Tom Glavine to tie a National League record by hitting 55 home runs in a calendar month. The New York Giants (July,1947) and the Cardinals (April, 2000) are the other teams to accomplished the feat.Ref: 1
1783*The Pennsylvania Evening Post, first published by Benjamin Towne in Philadelphia, PA this day, was the first daily paper in the USRef: 4
1819*Anglican bishop Reginald Heber, 36, penned the words to the missionary hymn, "From Greenland's Icy Mountains."Ref: 5
1866*The opera "Die Verkaufte Braut" premieres (Prague).Ref: 5
1921 Lord Dunsany's "If" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1922*‘Smilin’ Ed McConnell debuted on radio, smiling and playing his banjo. McConnell quickly became a legend in the medium.Ref: 4
1923*Howard Hanson's first Symphony "Nordic" premieres.Ref: 5
1933*Sally Rand made a name for herself as she introduced her exotic and erotic fan dance to audiences at Chicago’s Century of Progress Exposition. Twisting and turning behind two huge fans, one might wonder just how exciting the fan dance could possibly be. It is important to realize that Ms. Rand was, um, naked during the performance.Ref: 4
1935 America’s Town Meeting was heard on radio for the first time. The NBC program continued for 21 years, with a name change to America’s Town Meeting of the Air.Ref: 4
1938 Joyce Jordan, Girl Intern was first heard interning on CBS radio. The serial later evolved into The Brighter Day (1948).Ref: 4
1949 WRTV TV channel 6 in Indpls IN (ABC) begins broadcasting.Ref: 5
1952 Darius Milhaud's "West Point Suite" premieres.Ref: 5
1954 Hector Villa-Lobos' "Odisseia de Uma Raca" premieres.Ref: 5
1959*"First Impressions" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 84 performances.Ref: 5
1959*"Nervous Set" closes at Henry Miller's Theater NYC after 23 performances.Ref: 5
1962*The King of Swing, Benny Goodman, turned 53 and led the first American jazz band to play in the Soviet Union. Goodman and his band played six concerts in the USSR.Ref: 4
1962 Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" premieres.Ref: 5
1964*Beatles 1961 record of "Cry for a Shadow" is #1 in Australia.Ref: 5
1964*Beatles' "Love Me Do" single goes #1.Ref: 5
1964*"Beyond the Fringe" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 673 performances.Ref: 5
1967*Site preparation begins at Walt Disney World in Orlando. (Ref: "Disney, The First 100 Years", 1999, ISBN 0-7868-6442-7) 
1968*Beatles begin work on their only double album "The Beatles".Ref: 5
1970*"Minnie's Boys" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 80 performances.Ref: 5
1971*36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; after drinking LSD apple juice.Ref: 5
1975*Wings release "Venus & Mars" album.Ref: 5
1975*Alice Cooper received a gold record for the romantic album, Welcome to My Nightmare. Alice’s real name was Vincent Furnier. He changed his name to Alice Cooper in 1966 and was known primarily for his bizarre stage antics. He appeared in the film Prince of Darkness in 1987 and had 11 hits on the pop/rock charts in the 1970s and 1980s, including a pair of million-selling singles: I Never Cry and Poison.Ref: 4
1977 George Lucas and Steven Spielberg conceive idea for Indiana Jones trilogy on a beach in Hawaii.Ref: 10
1981*"Nightline" extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday).Ref: 5
1982*"Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?" closes at Alvin NYC after 5 performances.Ref: 5
1987*North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video.Ref: 5
1989*Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman's house.Ref: 5
1992*Paul Simon weds Edie Brickell.Ref: 5
1996*John Tesh's final day as host of "Entertainment Tonight"Ref: 5
1220*Alexander Nevski [Aleksandr] Russian great ruler (1252-63), is born.Ref: 5
1524*Selîm II Sari the blonde, sultan of Turkey (1566-74), is born.Ref: 5
1578*Valentin Dretzel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1623*Wallerand Vaillant painter/engraver, baptized, is born.Ref: 5
1672*Peter I "the Great" Romanov (Piotr Alekseevich Romanov) great tsar of Russia (1682-1725), is born (Julian calendar). (Ref: Historic World Leaders, Vol. 3, ISBN 0-8103-8408-6, 1994)) 
1757*Henry Addington Viscount Sidmouth (C), British PM (1801-04), is born.Ref: 5
1797*Johann Christian Lobe composer, is born.Ref: 5
1800*Karl W Feuerbach German mathematician (Position of Feuerbach), is born.Ref: 5
1808*Joaquim Casimiro Jr composer, is born.Ref: 5
1812*John Alexander McClernand Major General (Union volunteers), is born.Ref: 5
1829 Levin Goldschmidt German business law expert, is born.Ref: 5
1830*Edward Winslow Hinks Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), is born.Ref: 5
1832*George Doherty Johnston Brigadier General (Confederate Army), is born.Ref: 5
1835*Alfred Austin Leeds England, poet laureate of England (Garden), is born.Ref: 5
1844*Louis Varney composer, is born.Ref: 5
1845*Amadeus I duke of Aosta/king of Spain (1870-73), is born.Ref: 5
1847*Alice Sophia Stopford Green, Ireland, proponent of Irish independence, is born.Ref: 5
1853*Andries André Dutch actor/husband of Geertruida Meeuwissen, is born.Ref: 5
1853*Karl Fritjof Valentin composer, is born.Ref: 5
1859*Pierre Marie Felix Janet France, psychologist/neurologist, is born.Ref: 5
1867*Arthur Vining Davis Sharon MA, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), is born.Ref: 5
1875*Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher, politician, educator and editor, is born.Ref: 70
1881*George von Küchler German fieldmarshal (Invasion Netherlands), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Riccardo Zandonai composer, is born.Ref: 5
1887*Alexander Archipenko Ukraine sculptor/lithographer, is born.Ref: 5
1887*Gino Tagliapietra composer, is born.Ref: 5
1888*James A Farley, postmaster general (1933-38), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Iman J van den Bosch Belgian resistance fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Stepin Fetchit (Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry) actor: Amazing Grace, The Sun Shines Bright, Miracle in Harlem, Judge Priest; is born.Ref: 4
1894 Hubertus J van Mook Dutch minister of Colonies (1942-45), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Howard Hawks Goshen IN, director/producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface)Ref: 5
1899*Irving Thalberg, American movie executive, is born.Ref: 70
1901*Cornelia Otis Skinner Chicago IL, actress and writer (When Our Hearts Were Young & Gay), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd archaeologist, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Stepin Fetchit [Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry] Key West FL, actor (In Old Kentucky, Miracle in Harlem), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Countee Cullen Baltimore MD, poet (Black Christ & Other Poems), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Ray Howard-Jones artist, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Ernesto de la Guardia Jr President of Panamá (1956-60), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Mel[vin Jerome] Blanc San Francisco CA, voice (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd & Porky Pig), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Hannes OG Alfvén, Swedish physicist (Nobel 1970), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Benny Goodman Chicago IL, clarinetist/bandleader (King of Swing), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Douglas Fowley New York NY, actor (Grandpa-Pistols 'n' Petticoats), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Joseph Stein playwright: Fiddler on the Roof, Enter Laughing, Mrs. Gibbons’ Boys; producer: Enter Laughing, is born.Ref: 4
1912*Alexander Langsdorf physicist, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Hugh Griffith Anglesey Wales, actor (Ben Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, Oliver!), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Julian Gustave Symons writer, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Pee Wee (George) Erwin musician: trumpet: Tommy Dorsey Band, Isham Jones Band; is born.Ref: 4
1913*Cedric Thorpe Davie composer, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Bobby Sherwood Indpls IN, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Frank Blair newscaster: The Today Show; moderator: Georgetown University Forum; host: Heritage; is born.Ref: 4
1915 Jerome Bert Weisner military scientist/disarmer, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Dr Joseph W Kennedy scientist (1 of 4 discoverers of plutonium), is born.Ref: 5
1920*George London, baritone singer: group: Bel canto Trio [w/Frances Yeend and Mario Lanza]; member: Vienna State Opera, Metropolitan Opera; Artistic Dir: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Director: National Opera Institute; head: Washington Opera; established George London Foundation for Singers [1971]; is born in Montréal Canada.Ref: 4
1920*Franklin Schaffner Academy Award-winning director: Patton [1970]; The Boys from Brazil, Papillon, Planet of the Apes, The Stripper, Islands in the Stream, Lionheart; is born.Ref: 4
1920*John Heawood actor/singer/choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Harry Clement Stubbs US, sci-fi author (Needle, Iceworld), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Jimmy Lydon Harrington Park NJ, actor (Richard-Love That Jill), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Norbert Schemansky USA, middle heavyweight (Olympics-gold-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Claude Prey composer, is born.Ref: 5
1925 Eddy Bruma Suriname politician, is born.Ref: 5
1925 Gerard John Toorenaar political commissar in Amsterdam (1975-79), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Christine Jorgensen (born George), pioneer transsexual, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Edouard Van Remoortel Brussels, conductor (1958-62 St Louis Symphony), is born.Ref: 5
1926 James Whitman McLamore businessman, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Clint Walker Hartford IL, actor (Kodiak, Cheyenne, Dirty Dozen), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Dick Noel Brooklyn NY, TV host (It's a Small Wonder), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Evelyn Wesler Zemel US, author (American Glass Animals), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Agnès Varda French photograph/director (Cléo de 5 à 7, Le bonheur), is born.Ref: 5
1928 John Keith Wright English economist/assistant Secretary of State (1971-84), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Michael Mellinger Bavaria, actor (Goldfinger), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Pauline Oliveros Houston TX, composer (Sound Patterns), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Alexei A Leonov Siberia USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II, Soyuz 19), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Galina Shostakovich daughter of Russian composer Dmitri, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Keir Dullea Cleveland OH, actor (2001, 2010, David & Lisa), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Ruta Lee actress (Operation Eichmann, Marjorie Morningstar), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Arthur C Jacobs poet, is born.Ref: 5
1938 Wilfried A de Pree Dutch MP (PvdA)/theologist, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Michael J Pollard, Passaic NJ, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Roxanne), is born.Ref: 5
1940*David Ackroyd Orange NJ, actor (I Come in Peace, Memories of Me), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Jack Stanfield hockey: CHPL: St. Louis Braves, Dallas Black Hawks; WHL: Los Angeles Blades, San Diego Gulls, Houston Aeros, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Dan Miller (Representative-R-FL), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Lenny Davidson London England, rock guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Gale Sayers NFL running back (Chicago Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Meredith MacRae Houston TX, actress (Petticoat Junction, My 3 Sons), is born.Ref: 17
1944*Lenny Davidson musician: group: The Dave Clark Five: Do You Love Me, Glad All Over, Bits and Pieces, Everybody Knows, Red Balloon, Good Old Rock & Roll, Everybody Get Together; film: Catch Us if You Can, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Meredith MacRae, Houston TX, actress (Petticoat Junction, My 3 Sons), daughter of Gordon and Sheila MacRae, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Candy Lightner political activist/founder (MADD), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Mike (Michael George) Sadek baseball: catcher: SF Giants, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Jocelyn Bourassa, golf champion: DuMaurier Classic [1973], is born.Ref: 4
1949*Lydell Mitchell football: Penn State Univ. [single-season rushing record: 1,567 yards in 1971]; NFL: Baltimore Colts, SD Chargers, LA Rams, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Stephen Tobolowsky, Dallas TX, actor (Single White Female, Thelma & Louise), is born.Ref: 5
1951 -Harry Enfield is born.Ref: 10
1952*Zoltan Kocsis composer, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Colm Meaney actor (Star Trek Deep Space 9), is born.Ref: 5
1955*(Nicky) Topper Headon, English musician: drums: group: The Clash: White Man, English Civil War, Stay Free, I Fought the Law, Brand New Cadillac, London Calling, Death or Glory, Jimmy Jazz; songwriter: Rock the Casbah, is born.Ref: 4
1957*Allison Roe Auckland New Zealand, marathoner (NYC-1981), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Chris Van Jaarsveld guitarist (Sleeze Beez), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Michael Clayton Melbourne Victoria Australia, Australasia golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1958*Marie Fredriksson Ostra-Ljuajak Sweden, singer (Roxette-Must Have Been Love), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Michael E Lopez-Alegria, Madrid Spain, US Navy Lieutenant Commander/astronaut (STS 73, sk 92), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Ted McGinley Newport Beach CA, actor (Love Boat, Married With Children, Dynasty), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Stephen "Tea Tower" Duffy rocker (Lilac Time-Paradise Song), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Ella Arolovich Leningrad USSR, model, is born.Ref: 5
1961*Ralph Carter New York NY, actor (Michael Evans-Good Times), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Trey Parker rapper/actor (Newsies, Hull High), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Jan Gunnarsson Sweden, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1962*John Alt NFL tackle (Kansas City Chiefs), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Tonya Pinkins Chicago IL, actress (Livia Frye-All My Children), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Helen Patricia Sharman Great Britain, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Lynda Wiesmeier Washington DC, playmate (July 1982), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Wynonna [Christina Judd] Ashland KY, singer (Judds-Why Not Me, Love Can Build A Bridge), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Nhi Lan Le Vietnam, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Tammy Parks Rockville Centre NY, actress (Attack of 60' Centerfold), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Tyronne Stowe NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Benoît Gauthier St Jerome Québec, canoeist (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Rechelle Hawkes Albany West Australia, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Amy Fuller Westlake CA, rower (Olympics-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Jerry Springer White Plains NY, Canadian Tour golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1968*Tim Burgess English rock vocalist (Charlatans-Only One I Know), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Audrey Wooding LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1970*Sam Rogers NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Drahomir Kadlec Pribham Czechoslovakia, hockey defenseman (Team Czechoslovakia Republic), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jiri Slegr Jihlava Czechoslovakia, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers, Olympics-gold-98), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Kyle Vander Kuyp Australian 110 meter hurdler (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Allen Aldridge NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Anthony Cook NFL defensive end/defensive tackle (Tennessee Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Jeff Jones NFL tackle (Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Manny Ramirez Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, outfielder (Cleveland Indians), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Renita Farrell Townsville Queensland Australia, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Terry Wilburn WLAF running back (Barcelona Dragons), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Christine Pavone Miss USA-Connecticut (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Jennifer Darst Dallas TX, pairs skater (& Arthur Reid), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Je'Rod Cherry safety (New Orleans Saints), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Steve Charbonneau CFL defensive linebacker (Montréal Alouettes), is born.Ref: 5
1974*David Wilkie Ellensburg, NHL defenseman (Montréal Canadiens), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Omri Hairi Katz Los Angeles CA, actor (Marshall Teller-Eerie Indiana), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Krassmira Todorava Miss Bulgaria Universe (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1981*Blake Bashoff actor: Bushwacked, Big Bully, The New Swiss Family Robinson, Deuces WildRef: 4
1986*Ashley Slaney daughter of Olympians Mary Decker & Richard SlaneyRef: 5
339*Death of Eusebius, 74, Father of early church history. He attended the Council of Nicea in A.D. 325, and his "Historia Ecclesiastica" contains an abundance of detail on the first three centuries of the Early Church found nowhere else in ancient literature.Ref: 5
727*Hubertus bishop of Tongeren-Maastricht/saint, dies at about 72.Ref: 5
1035*Boudouin IV count of Flanders (988-1035), dies.Ref: 5
1252*Ferdinand III the holy King of Castilië/León, dies.Ref: 5
1416*Jerome of Prague is burned as a heretic by the Church.Ref: 2
1431*French heroine Joan of Arc, 19, a prisoner of the English, was burned at the stake for heresy in Rouen, France. (She was later canonized in 1920 by Benedict XV.)Ref: 5
1574*Charles IX King of France (1560-74), dies.Ref: 5
1577*Peter Paul Rubens Siegen, Flemish Baroque painter (Circumcision), dies.Ref: 4
1593*Christopher Marlowe poet, dramatist: The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus; is murdered.Ref: 68
1640*Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter, dies at age 62.Ref: 68
1640*André Duchesne French historian/genealogy, dies.Ref: 5
1718*Arnold J van Keppel Earl of Albemarle/General, dies at about 48.Ref: 5
1718*Bernard Nieuwentyt physician/theologist, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1744*Alexander Pope, English poet (Eloisa to Abelard), dies at age 56.Ref: 5
1746*Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1770*Francois Boucher, French painter, engraver and designer, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1778*Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire) author, philosopher; dies at age 83.Ref: 4
1791*Ildephons Haas composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1797*Carl Ludwig Junker composer, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1809*Johan B Scheffer portrait painter, dies at about 43.Ref: 5
1822*House slave betrays Denmark Vesey conspiracy (37 blacks hanged).Ref: 5
1833*Josef Slavik composer, dies at 27.Ref: 5
1840*Dominique J de Eerens Governor-General of Dutch-Indies, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1864*James Barbour Terrill US attorney/Confederate Brigadier-General, dies at 26.Ref: 5
1870*Gustave Vogt composer, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1883*12 people were trampled to death when a rumor that the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge was in imminent danger of collapsing triggered a stampede.Ref: 74
1906*William Yeates Hurlstone composer, dies at 30.Ref: 5
1912*Wilbur Wright, American inventor and aviation pioneer, dies of typhoid at age 45.Ref: 68
1916*John Singleton Mosby, American Confederate guerrilla leader (Mosby's Raiders), dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1918 Georgi V Plechanov Russian revolutionary theorist, dies.Ref: 5
1919*Lord John Raleigh British physicist (Nobel 1904), dies.Ref: 5
1922*David Mendes Chumaceiro Curaçaos poet (Adelfas), dies at 45.Ref: 5
1923*Camille Chevillard composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1926*Bessie Coleman, American aviator, dies at age 33.Ref: 70
1935*A 7.5 earthquate kills 30,000 in Quetta, Pakistan.Ref: 5
1935*Lothar Windsperger composer, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1937*Memorial Day Massacre Chicago police shoot on union marchers at Republic Steel Plant in Chicago, 10 die.Ref: 5
1938*Raden Sutomo Indonesian freedom fighter, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1940 Y de Smit-Rog eldest Dutchman, dies at 104.Ref: 5
1944*Jessie Ralph actress (Good Earth, San Francisco), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1945*Irma Laplasse Flemish farmer/Nazi collaborator, executed.Ref: 5
1946*United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (NY) 42 die.Ref: 5
1947*Sidney Hugo Nicholson composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1951*Hermann Broch writer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1952*Albert Davis Lasker, US advertising executive, dies.Ref: 17
1953*George Barnes cinematographer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1954*Ahmad Amin Egyptian historian/author, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1955*Bill Vukovich (William Vucerivoch) race car driver: Indpls 500 winner [1953, 1954]; is killed in an Indy crash.Ref: 4
1957*Toivo R Pekkanen Finnish writer (Black Ecstacy), dies.Ref: 5
1959*Thomas Carl Whitmer composer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1960*Boris L Pasternak Russia, novelist/poet (Dr Zhivago, Nobel 1958), dies at age 70.Ref: 4
1961*General Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina government leader: president/dictator of Dominican Republic; is assassinated by a group led by Pedro Pedeno.Ref: 68
1961*Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die.Ref: 5
1962*69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India).Ref: 5
1964*Leo Szilard Hungarians/US nuclear physicst, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1966*Wäinö V Aaltonen Finnish sculptor, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1967*Claude Rains actor: Casablanca, The Invisible Man, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Lawrence of Arabia; dies at age 67.Ref: 68
1968*Death of Martin Noth, 66, German Old Testament scholar. Noth was the first authority to note that 1&2 Samuel and 1&2 Kings contain virtually no mention of the classic prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos and Hosea.Ref: 5
1969*Gaston Brenta composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1969*John Cipollini guitarist, dies of ephysema at 45.Ref: 5
1971*Train crash at Duivendrecht Netherlands, 5 die.Ref: 5
1971*Marcel Dupré, French organ virtuoso and influential teacher, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1971*Rodd Redwing actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1972*3 Japanese PFL terrorists kill 24, wound 72 at Tel Aviv's Lod International Airport.Ref: 5
1972*Margaret Ruthven Lang composer, dies at 104.Ref: 5
1973*Hal Hastings orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1975*Michel Simon actor (Panic, Plague, Two of Us), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1975*Steve Prefontaine middle-long distance runner, dies in one-car accident at 24.Ref: 5
1977*Claire Goll writer, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1977*Paul Desmond US jazz saxophonist, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1979*Jack Raine actor (Quartet), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1980*Carl Radle bassist (Derek & Dominoes), dies of a kidney ailment.Ref: 5
1980*Timmy Caldwell rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies.Ref: 5
1981*The president of Bangladesh, Ziaur Rahman, was assassinated by a group of rebel officers in a failed military coup. (TWA, 1982)Ref: 95
1983*Alfred M Gruenther US General/NATO-commander (1953-56), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1986*Perry Ellis, US fashion designer, dies.Ref: 17
1986*Hank Mobley US jazz saxophonist, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1987*Frank Carlson (Governor/Representative/Senator-R-KS), dies at 94.Ref: 5
1987*Turk Murphy (Melvin Edward Alton Murphy) trombonist: first to play jazz version of Mack the Knife; dies at age 71.Ref: 4
1988*Ella Raines actress (Uncle Harry, Runaround, Impact), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1989*Claude (Denson) Pepper US Senator from Florida [1936-1950]; member of Congress for fourteen terms; champion of social welfare for the elderly; died.Ref: 2
1989*Zinka Milanov Metropolitan Opera Diva, dies of a stroke at 83.Ref: 5
1990*Earthquake (6.4) hits Peru, killing 135Ref: 5
1991*Manolo Gomez Bur Spanish comedian dies at 74.Ref: 5
1992*Daniel Addes actor (Victor-Sunst Grill), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1992*Karl Carstens President German Federal Republic (1979-84), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1992*Leen 't Hart organist/composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1993*Sun Ra (Herman Blount) jazz musician: piano, organ, synthesizer; dies.Ref: 4
1993*Marjorie (Henderson) Buell, cartoonist of Little Lulu, dies.Ref: 4
1994*Baron Marcel Bich inventor (Bic Pen), dies at 79Ref: 5
1994*Ezra Taft Benson 13th head of Mormon Church, dies at 94.Ref: 5
1994*Jean Gattegno translator/scholar, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1994*Juan Carlos Onetti Uruguayan writer (La vida breve), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1994*Marcel Bich Italian/French baron/pen manufacturer (Bic), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1995*Glenn (Lawrence) Burke baseball: LA Dodgers [World Series: 1977], Oakland Athletics; dies.Ref: 4
1995*Bobby Stokes soccer star, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1995*Philip Owen A Sherrard scholar theologian poet/translator, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1995*Ted Drake soccer star, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1995*Thomas Dorrington Tomlinson British national park warden, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1996*Bob Stroup trombonist, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1996 John Cameron judge, dies at 96.Ref: 5
1996*John Kahn bassist, dies at 47.Ref: 5
1996*Leon-Etienne Duval archbishop/cardinal, dies at 92Ref: 5
2000*Former PA Governor Robert P. Casey died in Scranton at age 68. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2000*Gordon "Tex" Beneke, a singer and sax player with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, died in Costa Mesa, CA, at age 86. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2002 Nine climbers fell into a crevasse near the summit of Oregon's Mount Hood; three died.Ref: 70

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