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

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-26*-BC- Origin of Egyptian Era.Ref: 5
1172*The coronation of Henry, the Young King and Margaret (of England) by Rotrou, archbishop of Rouen at Winchester Cathedral. This second coronation of Henry, the Young King, was necessitated by the father of the queen, Louis VII who objected that Margaret had not been also crowned.Ref: 16
1667*The earliest recorded hurricane in US history hits Jamestown VA.Ref: 5
1789*French National Assembly issues "Declaration of the Rights of Man & the Citizen".Ref: 5
1793*Maximilien Robespierre is elected to the Committee of Public Safety in Paris, France.Ref: 2
1828*Uruguay gains independence from Brazil.Ref: 10
1858*The first cabled news dispatch was sent to, and published by, The NY Sun newspaper. The story was about China meeting the peace demands of England and France.Ref: 4
1859*Edwin L. Drake drilled the first successful U.S. oil well near Titusville, Pa. (Also Ref 77)Ref: 70
1865*Rhenish missionary Ludwig I. Nommensen, 31, baptized four families of the Batak tribe in North Sumatra (Indonesia) the first to be converted to the Christian faith. Nommensen later established a theological training school and in 1878 completed a translation of the New Testament into the Batak language.Ref: 5
1876*At age 13, future English clergyman G. Campbell Morgan preached his first sermon. He later grew to become one of the most famous expository preachers and writers of late 19th century England and America.Ref: 5
1881*New York state's Pure Food Law goes into effect to prevent "the adulteration of food or drugs."Ref: 2
1892*Fire seriously damaged New York City's original Metropolitan Opera House at Broadway and 39th Street.Ref: 70
1894*Congress passes the first graduated income tax law, as part of the Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act, which is declared unconstitutional the next year.Ref: 74
1904*(or 28th) The first jail sentence in the U.S. for auto speeding is handed down in Newport, Rhode Island. 
1918*Dr Joseph L Johnson named minister to Liberia.Ref: 5
1920*Mrs. Fay Bridges became 1st woman to vote in a Florida electionRef: 62
1927*Parks College, America's oldest aviation school, opens.Ref: 5
1928 The Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed in Paris, outlawing war and providing for the peaceful settlement of disputes.Ref: 70
1941*The Prime Minister of Japan, Fumimaro Konoye, issues an invitation for a meeting with President Roosevelt.Ref: 2
1950*President Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize all the nation's railroads to prevent a general strike. The railroads were not returned to their owners until two years later.Ref: 59
1950*General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist.Ref: 5
1963*Cambodia severs ties with South Vietnam.Ref: 2
1966*Race riot in Waukegan Illinois.Ref: 5
1968*(Chicago 7) Allan Ginsberg leads a sunrise service that includes chanting, prayers, and meditation. About 4000 gather at a rally in the Chicago Coliseum to hear David Dellinger, Abbie Hoffman, folksinger Phil Ochs, novelist William Burroughs and others. A planned march to the Amphitheatre, site of the Democratic National Convention, is discussed. Bobby Seale addressed a crowd of about 2,000 in Lincoln Park. Seale's address is observed by undercover police officer Robert Pierson. At 11:20 p.m. in Lincoln Park, police charge and beat demonstrators. Some enraged demonstrators smash windows and streetlights. Violent encounters between police and demonstrators occur in the streets near Grant Park.Ref: 87
1971 The first speedboat crosses the Atlantic.Ref: 10
1979 IRS devises the position of Taxpayer Ombudsman, charged with serving as the "taxpayer's advocate in resolving problems." 
1981 Divers probing the wreckage of the luxury cruise ship Andrea Doria recover two safes from the purser’s office. The Andrea Doria sank in a collision with the Swedish liner Stockholm in 1965. They recovered about a million dollars in cash and jewelry.Ref: 4
1984*President Reagan announces the Teacher in Space project.Ref: 5
1989*100 march through Bensonhurst protesting racial killings.Ref: 5
1991*Fifty-two Americans reached freedom in Turkey after they were allowed to leave Iraq; three young men originally in the group, however, were detained by the Iraqis. In Washington, the State Department ordered the expulsion of 36 Iraqi diplomats.Ref: 5
1993*(King) The Justice Department announces that it will appeal the sentence of Judge Davies as too light.Ref: 87
1996*American and Chinese officials agreed to begin planning a fall summit between President Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin.Ref: 6
1997*Former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy was charged with seeking and accepting more than $35,000 dollars in trips, sports tickets and favors from companies that did business with his agency. He was acquitted of all charges in December 1998.Ref: 70
1998*(Chicago 7) David Dellinger, aged 83, is arrested while demonstrating at a nuclear reactor.Ref: 87
2000*The Federal Communications Commission announced new government wiretapping rules intended to help law enforcement authorities keep pace with advances in phone technology. (However, a federal appeals court later threw out some of the new rules, citing privacy concerns.)Ref: 6
2003*Mars approaches to within 34,600,000 miles of Earth, closer than it has been in nearly 60,000 years. (Time, p 33, 9/01/2003) 
2003*(Grasso) The New York Stock Exchange Big Board discloses Chairman Dick Grasso's retirement package at $139.5M. (WSJ, p 1, 9/18/2003)Ref: 33
2003*(Columbia Shuttle) "We get it" NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe says in response to the Columbia Accident Investigation Board's report released yesterday.(USA Today, p 3A, 2/02/2004)Ref: 13
1783*The 1st hydrogen balloon flight (unmanned); reaches an altitude of 2950 feet. Ref 
1889*Charles G. Conn of Elkhart, IN patents the metal clarinet.Ref: 4
1910*Thomas Edison demonstrates the first "talking" pictures--using a phonograph--in his New Jersey laboratory.Ref: 2
1913*Lt Peter Nestrov, of Imperial Russian Air Service, performs a loop in a monoplane at Kiev (1st aerobatic maneuver in an airplane).Ref: 5
1932*John M. Miller, performing at the National Air Races in Cleveland, OH, dazzled a large crowd as he did a perfect loop-the-loop in his autogyro.Ref: 4
1939*Erich Warsitz makes the first jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178).Ref: 25
1940*Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, makes its maiden flight (Milan).Ref: 5
1962*Mariner 2, Venus fly-by, launches from Cape Canaveral. This is the first U.S. interplanetary spacecraft.Ref: 40
1982*Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth.Ref: 5
1985*20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-launched.Ref: 5
-413 -BC- (traditional date) Full eclipse of the moon renders Nicias and Athenian army open to massacre by Spartans.Ref: 10
1626 The Danes are crushed by the Catholic League in Germany, marking the end of Danish intervention in European wars.Ref: 2
1776*The Americans are defeated by the British under Sir William Howe at the Battle of Long Island, New York.Ref: 5
1813*The Allies defeat Napoleon at the Battle of Dresden.Ref: 2
1861*Union troops make an amphibious landing at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.Ref: 2
1862*As the Second Battle of Bull Run rages, Confederate soldiers attack Loudoun County, Virginia.Ref: 2
1896*Zanzibar loses to England in a 38 minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM).Ref: 5
1916*Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary.Ref: 38
1916*Italy declares war on Germany.Ref: 2
1945*B-29 Superfortress bombers begin to drop supplies into Allied prisoner of war camps in China.Ref: 2
1945*American troops began landing in Japan following the surrender of the Japanese government in World War II.Ref: 70
1889*Boxer Jack Dempsey is defeated for the first time in his career as George LaBlanche used the pivot punch to knock Dempsey into nighty-night land. The punch was later banned from boxing.Ref: 4
1897*Future Hall of Fame catcher Senator Roger Bresnahan makes his major league debut as a pitcher shutting out the Browns, 3-0.Ref: 1
1909*Jack Chesbro's final Yankee game.Ref: 5
1911*Ed Walsh, Sr. of the White Sox no-hits the Red Sox, 5-0.Ref: 1
1921*J.E. Clair, who owned the Acme Packing Company, bought a pro football franchise for Green Bay, WI. Cheeseheads could have been their name, but he decided to pay tribute to those who packed the meat at his processing plant. Hence the name: the Green Bay Packers.Ref: 4
1937*Dodger Fred Frankhouse tosses a rained shorten (8 2/3 innings) no-hitter beating the Reds, 5-0.Ref: 1
1937*George E.T. Eyston sets world auto speed record at 345.49 MPH.Ref: 5
1938*Captain George Eyston establishes a land speed record of 345.49 MPH when he sails over the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in a Rolls-Royce-powered Thunderbolt. 
1938*In the first game of a twin bill at Yankee Stadium, Joe DiMaggio hits three consecutive triples. His offensive outburst helps the Bronx Bombers edge the Indians, 8-7.Ref: 1
1938*Monte Pearson becomes the first pitcher to throw a no hitter in Yankee Stadium. Facing only 27 batters, thanks to two double plays, he beats his former team, the Indians, 13-0 for his 10th consecutive victory.Ref: 1
1941*Beating the Braves 6-4, Charlie Root, best known for giving up Babe Ruth's 'called' home run, becomes the first pitcher to win 200 games in a Cub uniform.Ref: 1
1951*Scoring all the Phillies' runs in the victory over the Reds, Del Wilber hits three solo homers making it the first time in major league history a player has accounted for all the runs in 3-0 game with home runs. The 32-year old catcher will only hit a total of 19 homers during his major league career.Ref: 1
1966 Francis Chichester begins the 1st solo sail around the world.Ref: 5
1974*At Shea Stadium, Benny Ayala becomes the first National Leaguer in 13 years to hit a home run in his first ML at-bat; the Met rookie goes deep off of Astro Tom Griffin in New York's 4-2 win.Ref: 1
1975 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete their tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, started February 25, 1974.Ref: 5
1976*Former doctor Richard Raskind, now female Renee Richards, barred from U.S. Open Tennis meet.Ref: 10
1977*On consecutive pitches by New York pitcher Ken Clay, Texas Rangers Toby Harrah and Bump Wills hit inside-the-park home runs at Yankee Stadium.Ref: 86
1978*By hitting his 200th home run, Reds' second baseman Joe Morgan becomes the first major leaguer to hit 200 homers as well as steal 500 bases.Ref: 1
1978*Yankee Catfish Hunter's 6-2 win gives him a perfect 6-0 in Aug 1978.Ref: 5
1982*In the 5-4 loss to the Brewers, A's Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brock's 1974 single season record of 118 stolen bases. By stealing a total of four bases Rickey ends the day with 122 and will finish the season with 130.Ref: 1
1986*Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros notched career win #250, by leading the Astros to a 7-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.Ref: 4
1986*With a most unusual game-ending double play, the Mets beat Padres in the 11th, 6-5. Knocked on his back tagging out Gary Templeton trying to score on Tim Flannery's single to center, John Gibbons, from a prone position, throws a strike to Howard Johnson who tags out Flannery trying to get to third completing the twin killing (8-2-5).Ref: 1
1990 WWF Summer Slam-Ultimate Warrior beats Rick RudeRef: 5
1997*In honor of first baseman Jim Thome's birthday, the Indians begin pulling up their socks to just below the knees. The Tribe will win 17 of 27 games en route to clinching American League East flag while sporting this new look.Ref: 1
1999*Michael Johnson sets the 400m record at 43.18 seconds in Zurich. 
2001*In the Nippon Ham Fighters-Fukuoka Daiei Hawks contest, Michihiro Ogasawara doubles and tallies on Yukio Tanaka's single breaking a 51-year Japanese record by scoring a run in 17 consecutive games. Indian Kenny Lofton (2000) and Yankee Red Rolfe (1939) share the major league record of 18 straight games.Ref: 1
2001*With his 17th dinger this month, Cub slugger Sammy Sosa ties the National League record for August homers established by Willie Mays in 1965. Tiger Rudy York set the major league mark going yard 18 times in the eighth month of 1937.Ref: 1
2003*Former Baylor basketball player, Carlton Dotson is indicted for the murder of former teammate and roommate Patrick Dennehy in McClennan County (Waco), TX. (XDG, p 3B, 8/28/2003)Ref: 83
1660*Following England's Restoration, books by poet John Milton were ordered burned because of his attacks on the monarchy. Milton had advocated an elder-ruled (presbyterian) church government over that of bishop-ruled (episcopal).Ref: 4
1665 "Ye Bare & Ye Cubb" is first play performed in N America (Acomac, Va).Ref: 5
1912 Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes first appears in a magazine.Ref: 2
1938 At a poetry reading by Archibald MacLeish, another poet, in a fit of jealousy, set fire to some papers in order to disrupt the recital. That jealous poet, incidentally, was Robert Frost.Ref: 4
1939*Singer Allan Jones recorded I’m Falling in Love with Someone on Victor Records.Ref: 4
1955 First copy of Guinness Book of World Records bound in England for publication.Ref: 10
1961*Francis the Talking Mule is the mystery guest on "What's My Line".Ref: 5
1968*Disney rejects the final attempt of master animator Bill Tytla, creator of Grumpy, Dumbo and the Devil on Bald Mountain, to get his old job back. Tytla even offered to work on spec on a test to get back in. Tytla died later that year.Ref: 73
1970*Elton John makes his first US concert appearance at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA.Ref: 4
1984*Diane Sawyer joins "60 Minutes".Ref: 4
1984*The Minetta Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village opened. It was the first new off-Broadway theatre to be built in 50 years in New York City. The ribbon cutting was done by "America’s First Lady of the Stage," Helen Hayes.Ref: 4
1989*Chuck Berry performs his tune "Johnny B. Goode" for NASA staff in celebration of Voyager II's encounter with the planet Neptune.Ref: 5
-551*-BC- Confucius (K’ung Fu-tzu) philosopher and author; is born.Ref: 68
1770*German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was born in Stuttgart.Ref: 93
1796*Sophia Smith, American philanthropist; founded Smith College, is born.Ref: 70
1809*Hannibal Hamlin 15th U.S. Vice President [under Abraham Lincoln: 1861-1865], is born.Ref: 4
1850*Margaret Hungerford ‘The Duchess’: author: Molly Bawn: “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder.”; is born.Ref: 4
1865*Charles Dawes, 30th US Vice President [under Calvin Collidge: 1925-1929]; awarded Nobel Peace Prize [1925]; songwriter: Melody in A Major aka It’s All in the Game; is born.Ref: 4
1871*Theodore Dreiser US, novelist (Sister Carrie, American Tragedy), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Carl Bosch, German Nobel Prize-winning industrial chemist (1931), is born.Ref: 70
1877*Charles Rolls, English automaker, is born.Ref: 68
1877*Birth of Lloyd C. Douglas, American Lutheran clergyman and religious novelist. Douglas published his first best-seller, "Magnificent Obsession," in 1929, followed later by "The Robe" (1942) and "The Big Fisherman" (1948).Ref: 5
1882*Samuel Goldwyn (Schmuel Gelbfisz), movie producer (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) is born.Ref: 68
1886*Eric Coates Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1890*Man Ray, American photographer, painter and filmmaker, is born.Ref: 70
1894*Charles Meredith Knoxville Pa, actor (Court of Last Resort), is born.Ref: 5
1899*C.S. Forester, English novelist and author of the Horatio Hornblower series, is born.Ref: 2
1905*Frederick O'Neal Brooksville Miss, actor (Car 54 Where Are You), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, was born near Stonewall, TX.Ref: 68
1908*Frank Leahy, American Notre Dame football coach (1941-53), is born in O'Neill NE.Ref: 70
1910*Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (later Mother Teresa) is born to Albanian parents in what's now Macedonia, part of the former Yugoslavia.Ref: 4
1915*Walter W Heller economist (Old Myths & New Realities), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Martha Raye (Margaret Teresa Yvonne Reed) comedienne, actress: McMillan and Wife, All Star Revue, The Martha Raye Show, The Concorde, Airport ’79, Rhythm on the Range; winner of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award [1969], Presidential Medal of Freedom [1993]; is born in Butte MT. (Also TWA, 1986)Ref: 4
1918*Peanuts (Harry Lee) Lowrey baseball: Chicago Cubs [World Series: 1945/all-star: 1946], Cincinnati Reds, SL Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies; is born.Ref: 4
1927*Jimmy ‘Cajun’ Newman singer: Cry, Cry Darling, A Fallen Star, You’re Making a Fool Out of Me, A Lovely Work of Art, Alligator Man, Bayou Talk, DJ for a Day, Artificial Rose, is born.Ref: 4
1927*Liselott Linsenhoff German FR, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1928*-Cajun-country singer Jimmy C. Newman is born.Ref: 6
1928 Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi, Chief Minister of KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa, is born.Ref: 4
1929*Ira Levin writer: Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives, The Boys from Brazil, A Kiss Before Dying, is born.Ref: 68
1929*Elizabeta Bagrintseve USSR, discus thrower (Olympic-silver-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Joe (Joseph Robert) Cunningham baseball: SL Cardinals [all-star: 1959], Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Jim (James Hubert) King baseball: Chicago Cubs, SL Cardinals, SF Giants, Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Antonia Fraser biographer (Mary Queen of Scots), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Ernie (Ernest Gilbert) Broglio baseball: pitcher: SL Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Tommy Sands singer/actor (Teenage Rock, Dream With Me), is born.Ref: 68
1941*Yuri V Malyshev cosmonaut (Soyuz T-2, T-11), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Musician Daryl Dragon (The Captain and Tennille) is born. (TWA, 1988)Ref: 95
1943*Susan "Tuesday" Weld NYC, actress (Dobie Gillis, Wild in Country), is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1944*Tim Bogert musician: bass: groups: Showmen, Cactus, Vanilla Fudge: People Get Ready, Ticket to Ride, Bang, Bang, You Keep Me Hangin’ On, Take Me for a Little While, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Ex-porn star Harry Reems is born.Ref: 68
1947*Barbara Bach (Goldbach), Ringo Starr's second wife, actress: Caveman, Princess Daisy, Give My Regards to Broadstreet, The Spy Who Loved Me, is born in Queens NY.Ref: 68
1949*Jeff Cook singer, musician: guitar: group: Alabama: Love in the First Degree, Feels So Right, is bornRef: 4
1950*Charles Fleischer Wash DC, comedian (Roger Rabbit), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Cynthia Potter US, springboard diver (Olympic-bronze-1976), only woman to have won 28 championship titles, is born.Ref: 5
1951*Buddy (David Gus) Bell baseball: Cleveland Indians [all-star: 1973], Texas Rangers [all-star: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984], Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Actor Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1952*Mike (Michael Lewis) Edwards baseball: Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Athletics, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Alex Lifeson musician: guitar: group: Rush: Rivendell, By-Tor and the Snow Dog, Necromancer, The Fountain of Lamneth, Distant Early Warning, is born.Ref: 4
1954*John Lloyd tennis player (former husband of Chris Everet), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Pat (Dale Patrick) Kelly baseball: catcher: Toronto Blue Jays, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Diana Scarwid actress (Extremities, Psycho 3, Strange Invaders, Heat), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Glen Matlock musician: bass: group: The Sex Pistols: Anarchy in the UK, is born.Ref: 4
1959*Gerhard Berger formula-1 racer (Italian Grand Prix-1988), is born.Ref: 5
1961*"Downtown" Julie Brown TV host (Club MTV, Inside Edition), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Patty Duffek Woodland Hills Calif, playmate (May, 1984)Ref: 5
1977*Sarah Chalke actress: Roseanne, Ernest Goes to School, Robin of Locksley, Y2K, is born.Ref: 4
1255 Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln dies.Ref: 10
1576*Titian, the Venetian painter, dies.Ref: 5
1590*Pope Sixtus V dies.Ref: 69
1635*Lope Felix de Vega, dramatist/poet (Angelica, Arcadia), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1840*William Kneass 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40), dies in office.Ref: 5
1845*Anti-renters of Delaware County, New York disguised as Native Americans, kill the sheriff to resist the collection of rents. 
1879*Sir Rowland Hill introduced postage stamps, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1883*Theodore Dreiser, American novelist, dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1919*Louis Botha, commander-in-chief of the Boar Army against the British and first president of South Africa, is born.Ref: 68
1924*William Maddock Bayliss, British physiologist, co-discoverer of hormones, dies.Ref: 17
1928*16 die in a NYC subway's 2nd worst accident.Ref: 5
1935*Frederick Childe Hassam, American painter, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1937*John R. Pope, American architect; designed the National Gallery of Art, dies at age 63.Ref: 2
1948*Janie Porter Barrett, American welfare worker and educator, dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1948*(US Supreme Court Justice) Charles Evans b. Hughes, 11th chief justice of the United States (1930-41), dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1957*Lincoln Filene, American business executive and philanthropist; chairman of Federated Department Stores (1929-57), dies at age 92.Ref: 70
1958*Dr Ernest O Lawrence, inventor of the cyclotron (Noble, 1939), dies.Ref: 68
1963*W E B Du Bois scholar/founder (NAACP), dies at 95 in Accra Ghana.Ref: 5
1964*Gracie (Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie) Allen vaudeville, radio, TV, stage actress w/husband, George Burns: The Burns and Allen Show; College Swing, Honolulu, Two Girls and a Sailor, We’re Not Dressing; dies at age 59.Ref: 68
1965*Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret) architect: Chapel at Ronchamp, France, Philips Pavilion at Brussels World’s Fair, Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard; author: Towards a New Architecture, Urbanisme; publisher: L’Esprit Nouveau; dies at age 77.Ref: 4
1967*Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles, was found dead in his London flat from an overdose of sleeping pills.Ref: 68
1971*Bennett Cerf, panelist on "What's My Line", dies.Ref: 68
1971*Margaret Bourke-White, first woman photojournalist attached to US Armed Forces in WWII, dies at age 65.Ref: 4
1975*Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia's 3,000-year-old monarchy, died in Addis Ababa at age 83 almost a year after he was overthrown in a military coup.Ref: 5
1977*Steve Dunne actor (Professional Father), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1978*Robert Shaw actor (Dan-Buccaneers), dies at 51.Ref: 5
1979*British war hero Lord Louis Mountbatten, 79, was killed off the coast of Ireland in a boat explosion; the Irish Republican Army claimed responsibility.Ref: 70
1980*Sam Levenson New York NY, humorist (Sam Levenson Show, Masquerade Party), dies at age 68.Ref: 5
1981*Joan Edwards singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1984*Billy Sands actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1990*Stevie Ray Vaughan, Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, is killed in a helicopter crash at age 35.Ref: 4
1996*Greg Morris actor: Mission: Impossible, Vegas, The Doomsday Flight; father of Garrett Morris [Saturday Night Live]; dies.Ref: 68
1997*Brandon Tartikoff, Network TV programming head, dies of Hodgkins disease at age 31.Ref: 24
2001 Israeli helicopters fired a pair of rockets through office windows and killed senior PLO leader Mustafa Zibri.Ref: 70
2003*Jinx (Eugenia) Falkenburg actress, TV host [w/husband Tex McCrary]: Tex and Jinx, Preview with Tex and Jinx, The Tex and Jinx Film, At Home with Tex and Jinx; TV panelist: Masquerade Party; dies.Ref: 4

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