Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
September 25th

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1771*John Murray, the fourth Earl of Dunmore, the new governor of Virginia, arrives in Williamsburg. Previously, he had served one year as governor of New York. 
1789*The first United States Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.Ref: 70
1804*12th Amendment to constitution separates ballots for President and Vice President comes into effect.Ref: 2
1890*A U.S. National Park was established in Central CA. It was called Sequoia National Park after the giant redwood trees that grow there.Ref: 4
1890*Polygamy was officially banned by the Mormon Church by Wilford Woodruff. (This announcement followed on the heels of an 1890 Supreme Court ruling denying all privileges of U.S. citizenship to Mormons who practiced this outlawed form of marriage.).Ref: 5
1890*Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (Calif).Ref: 5
1909*The first National Aeronautic Show opens at Madison Square Garden.Ref: 2
1919*President Woodrow Wilson collapsed after a speech in Pueblo CO, during a national speaking tour in support of the Treaty of Versailles.Ref: 70
1926*International slavery convention signed by 20 states.Ref: 5
1926*Henry Ford announces the 8 hour, 5-day work week.Ref: 5
1937*German Chancellor Adolf Hitler meets with Italian Premier Benito Mussolini in Munich.Ref: 2
1938*President Franklin Roosevelt urges negotiations between Hitler and Czech President Benes over the Sudetenland.Ref: 2
1947*General Carl Spaatz is appointed the first USAF Chief of Staff.Ref: 50
1957*Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced.Ref: 5
1957*With 300 Army troops standing guard, nine black children, previously forced to withdraw from Central High School in Little Rock, AR because of unruly white crowds, were escorted to class. (XDG, p 4A, 9/25/2000)Ref: 83
1959*President Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Khrushchev begin Camp David talks.Ref: 2
1962*A black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia.Ref: 5
1981*(US Supreme Court Justice) Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to sit on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court. She was sworn in as the 102nd Justice.Ref: 4
1984*(Manson) Another inmate, claiming "God told me to kill Manson," sets Manson on fire, causing serious burns on large parts of his body.Ref: 87
1985*Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India.Ref: 5
1986*(US Supreme Court Justice) Antonin Scalia appointed to the Supreme Court.Ref: 5
1990*Saddam Hussein warns US will repeat Vietnam experience.Ref: 5
1990*UN Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq.Ref: 5
1991*In a videotaped message to Americans, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein warned that if President Bush launches a war against his country, "it would not be up to him to end it."Ref: 6
1991*The UN Security Council voted 14-to-1 to impose an air embargo against Iraq (Cuba cast the lone dissenting vote).Ref: 6
1992*A judge in Orlando, Fla., ruled in favor of Gregory Kingsley, a 12-year-old boy seeking a "divorce" from his biological parents.Ref: 70
1996*Ross Perot announced he would form a new Independence Party that would field its own White House candidate and would try to be the swing vote in congressional races.Ref: 6
1996*ATLANTA: David Dubose Jr., 16, shot and killed teacher Horace Morgan in a school hallway. 
1998*Hurricane Georges crossed the Florida Straits with 105 MPH winds, passed over Key West and took aim on the northern Gulf coast. On September 26, hurricane warnings went up from Panama City to Morgan City, Louisiana.Ref: 4
2000*Vice President Al Gore and former Senator Bill Bradley squared off in back-to-back speeches to the Democratic National Committee as each sought support for his 2000 presidential campaign.Ref: 6
2001*General Motors announced the 2002 model year would be the last for the Chevrolet Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird. (XDG, p 4A, 9/25/2002)Ref: 83
2001 Saudi Arabia cut its relations with Afghanistan's ruling Taliban.Ref: 70
1492*Crewman on the Pinta sights "land"-a few weeks early.Ref: 5
1493*Christopher Columbus set sail from Cadiz, Spain, with a flotilla of 17 ships on his second voyage to the Western Hemisphere.Ref: 70
1513*Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crosses the Isthmus of Panama to reach the Pacific Ocean. He names it the South Sea, claiming it in the name of the King of Spain. (Gregory, Ruth W, "Anniversaries & Holidays" ©1975, ISBN 0-8389-0200-6) 
1639 First printing press in America.Ref: 5
1804*Lewis & Clark: Near what is now Pierre, South Dakota, the Teton Sioux (the Lakota) demand one of the boats as a toll for moving farther upriver. A fight nearly ensues, but is defused by the diplomacy of a chief named Black Buffalo. For three more anxious days, the expedition stays with the tribe.Ref: 65
1956*First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation between Britain and U.S.Ref: 5
1973*The three-man crew of Skylab II makes a safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days.Ref: 5
1974 Scientists warn that continued use of aerosol sprays will cause ozone depletion, which will lead to an increased risk of skin cancer and global weather changes.Ref: 2
1066*Last Anglo Saxon King of England Harold victorious at Battle of Stamford Bridge.Ref: 10
1396*The last great Christian crusade, led jointly by John the Fearless of Nevers and King Sigismund of Hungary, ends in disaster at the hands of Sultan Bajazet I's Ottoman army at Nicopolis.Ref: 2
1555 The Peace of Augsburg was signed, resolving bitter disputes between Protestants and Catholics in the German states. Its wider significance, however, meant that both the political unity of Germany and the medieval unity of Christendom was permanently dissolved.Ref: 5
1598 In Sweden, King Sigismund is defeated at Stangebro by his Uncle Charles.Ref: 2
1775*British troops capture Ethan Allen, the hero of Ticonderoga, when he and a handful of Americans try to invade Canada.Ref: 2
1777*General Howe occupies Philadelphia after the British forced their way through Washington's troops at Brandywine Creek in Pennsylvania on September 11. 
1846*American General Zachary Taylor's forces capture Monterey, Mexico.Ref: 2
1861*Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves.Ref: 5
1915*Allies open offensive on Western front and occupy Lens.Ref: 2
1918*Brazil declares war on Austria.Ref: 2
1939*Canada's premier of Quebec, Maurice Duplessis, calls a general election in a month's time. He claims that proclamations made by the federal government under the War Measures Act are a violation of provincial rights. 
1939*Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra, so Andorra & Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WW IRef: 5
1940*RCN armed merchant cruiser Prince Robert captures German merchant ship Weser off Manzillo, Mexico. 
1942*The War Labor Board orders equal pay for women in the United States.Ref: 2
1943*The Red Army retakes Smolensk from the Germans who are retreating to the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.Ref: 2
1944*Ending of the Battle of Arnhem, WWIIRef: 10
1993*Three US soldiers are killed in Somalia when their helicopter was downed by a rocket propelled grenade. (XDG, p 4A, 9/25/2003)Ref: 83
1882*First double header baseball game played between Worcester, NY and Providence RI at NY.Ref: 5
1908*Cubs' Ed Reulbach becomes only pitcher to throw Doubleheader shutout.Ref: 5
1911*Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park.Ref: 5
1924*Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH.Ref: 5
1926*NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings.Ref: 5
1934 Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup.Ref: 5
1934*Lou Gehrig plays in his 1500th consecutive game.Ref: 5
1941*With a 6-0 win over the Braves combined with a Cardinal defeat, the Dodgers win their first pennant in 21 years.Ref: 1
1949*Louis Suggs wins US Woman's Golf championship.Ref: 5
1954*A crowd 14,175 Fenway faithful fans pay tribute to retiring Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams who is playing his last game at home. The 'Splendid Splinter's retirement will only last until May when his divorce is finalized with his contract being excluded from the settlement.Ref: 1
1956*Dodger Sal Maglie, 39, no-hits the Phillies, 5-0, at Ebbets Field. The 'Barber's' gem helps Brooklyn to keep pace in the pennant race with the Braves and Reds.Ref: 1
1960*Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday losses.Ref: 5
1960*Defeating the Red Sox, 4-3, the Yankees clinched the American League. It will be 70-year old Casey Stengel's 10th and last pennant as he will let go by the Yankees and be replaced by Ralph Houk next season.Ref: 1
1962 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup.Ref: 5
1962*Sonny Liston KO's Floyd Patterson in the first round to win the Heavyweight Boxing title.Ref: 5
1965*At the age of 59, Satchel Paige becomes the oldest player ever to appear in a major league game. Pitching for the KS City A's, the future Hall of Famer blanks the Red Sox for three innings.Ref: 1
1965*Willie Mays hit his fiftieth home run of the baseball season, making him the oldest player to accomplish this. He was 34 years old. Ten years before, at the age of 24, he was the youngest man to accomplish the same feat.Ref: 1
1966*Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1.Ref: 5
1971*Carlos Monzon retains his middleweight boxing title against Emile Griffith when the referee stops the fight in the 14th round in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Ref: 97
1973*It's Willie Mays Day in Flushing as the Mets honor the 'Say-Hey Kid' in an emotional ceremony at Shea Stadium.Ref: 1
1976*Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park.Ref: 5
1979*Behind the solid pitching of Frank Tanana, the Angels defeat the Royals, 4-1, to win their first American League West title.Ref: 1
1983*Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, Cards beat Expos 3-0.Ref: 5
1984*Mets' Rusty Staub becomes only the second player to hit home run as a teenager and one after his 40th birthday. Ty Cobb was the first major leaguer to accomplish the feat.Ref: 1
1986*Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0.Ref: 5
1987*In a 5-3 loss to the Dodgers, Padres' catcher Benito Santiago sets a major league record for rookies by hitting safely in his 27th consecutive game.Ref: 1
1988*The chess program Hitech was the first computer program to beat an International Grand Master in tournament play winning 3 and drawing 1Ref: 62
1988*Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s.Ref: 5
1989*Wade Boggs extends his own modern major league record when he collects his 200th hit for the seventh consecutive season. The Red Sox third baseman goes 4-for-5 as Boston beats the Yankees, 7-4.Ref: 1
1989*Red Sox announce the team will not exercise its option on Jim Rice next season. Bob Stanley, the club's all-time save leader with 173, reports he will call it quits after this season.Ref: 1
1990*First 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Balt Orioles to tie record.Ref: 5
1990*Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title.Ref: 5
1994*Oliver McCall defeats Lennox Lewis in the 2nd round to win the Heavyweight Boxing title. 
1995*Chicago Cub Frank Castillo tosses 8.2 no-hit innings before surrendering an opposite-field triple to Bernard Gilkey in 7-0 victory vs. St. Louis.Ref: 86
1997*British fighter pilot Andy Green set a new land speed record in their Thrust SSC vehicle, jet-powering to an impressive 714.144 mph over the one-mile course. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1997*The Astros clinch their first division 11 years by beating the Cubs, 9-1. Houston wins the NL Central despite only being five games over .500.Ref: 1
1997*Donning uniform number 43 to honor recently fired manager Cito Gaston, Joe Carter becomes the Blue Jay's career HR leader hitting his 203rd in a 4-3 victory over the Orioles. George Bell had been Toronto's HR leader.Ref: 1
1998*By hitting a 462-foot blast at the Astrodome, Sammy Sosa hits #66 (and his final homer of the season) to take the lead in the HR race. Less than an hour later, however, Mark McGwire also hits his 66th in the Cardinals' 6-5 victory over the Expos to tie the Cub outfielder in the historic HR race.Ref: 1
1998*With a 6-1 win over the Devil Rays, the Bronx Bombers set an AL record with their 112th win. The 1906 Cubs, who went 116-36, are the only team with more victories than the 1998 Yankees.Ref: 1
1998*Ken Griffey, Jr. hits his league-leading 56th homer of the season and 350th of his career becoming the youngest player ever to reach the 350 mark.Ref: 1
1998*The Texas Rangers clinch American League West Division Championship in Seattle when Anaheim loses to Oakland.Ref: 86
2000*At Jacobs Field, the Indians play both the White Sox and the Twins in the first three-team doubleheader since 1951. The Tribe wins the opener 9-2, but losses the second game, to Minnesota, 4-3 .Ref: 1
2001*In the Brewers 9-4 victory over the Diamondbacks, Richie Sexson and Jeromy Burnitz both hit three home runs. It is the first time in major league history two teammates have hit three homers in the same game.Ref: 1
2001*Former Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan, who'd left professional basketball after winning a half-dozen championship rings, announced he was returning to the game with the Washington Wizards.Ref: 70
1690*The first newspaper was published in America. It was never published again. Censorship raised its ugly head. Authorities considered “Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick” to be offensive and ordered the publisher, Benjamin Harris, to cease publishing.Ref: 4
1888*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (BG).Ref: 5
1890*Fiction: Start of the Sherlock Holmes adventure "Silver Blaze" (BG).Ref: 5
1909*Hudson-Fulton Celebration opens in NY.Ref: 5
1925 First American Negro troupe including Josephine Baker plays Paris at Theatre des Champs-Elysees.Ref: 10
1933 America’s favorite cowboy, Tom Mix, was heard for the first time on NBC radio. His show continued on the air until June, 1950.Ref: 4
1934*Hot Lips was recorded by Henry Busse and his orchestra in Chicago, IL.Ref: 4
1950*NBC-TV introduced a new concept in daytime programming. Kate Smith debuted an hourlong show. Her theme song for the show was When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain. Kate’s daytime show ran for four years. God Bless America.Ref: 4
1953*Following in the footlights of musical greats like Ignace Paderewski and Victor Borge, a piano player named Liberace made his debut at Carnegie Hall. Liberace performed before a sellout audience. His candelabra and concert grand piano were instant trademarks that lasted throughout his career.Ref: 4
1965*Beatle cartoon show begins in the US.Ref: 5
1970*Ringo releases his "Beaucoups of Blues" album.Ref: 5
1979*The third musical resulting from the collaboration of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber lit up the Great White Way. Evita opened on Broadway to rave reviews.Ref: 4
1980*Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show (suit follows).Ref: 5
1981*Rolling Stones begin their 6th US tour (JFK Stadium, Phila).Ref: 5
1986*An 1884-S Barber Head dime - one of only a dozen in existence - brought $83,000 in a CA coin auction.Ref: 4
1991*The Paramount at Madison Square Garden in NYC opensRef: 5
1991*"Good & Evil" premiers on ABC TV.Ref: 5
1997*Sportscaster Marv Albert pleaded guilty to assault and battery after earlier denying he bit a lover's back. Within hours, NBC fired him.Ref: 70
1599*Francesco Borromini, Italian Baroque architect, is born.Ref: 70
1613*Claude Perrault, French physician, architect and engineer, is born.Ref: 70
1644*Olaus Rímer Denmark, first to accurately measure speed of light, is born.Ref: 5
1683*Jean-Philippe Rameau Dijon France, composer (Traite) (baptized), is born.Ref: 5
1725*Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot designed & built first automobile, is born.Ref: 5
1766*Armand-Emmanuel duc de Richelieu, French PM (1815-18, 1820-21), is born.Ref: 5
1843*Melville Bissell, American inventor of the carpet sweeper, is born.Ref: 70
1847*Vinnie Ream, who sculpted President Abraham Lincoln from life shortly before he was assassinated, is born.Ref: 2
1866*Thomas Hunt Morgan US, biologist (Nobel-1933), is born.Ref: 5
1877*Plutarco Elias Calles Mexican revolutionary, president (1924-28), is born.Ref: 5
1887*May Sutton Bundy US, first US woman to win Wimbledon (US 1904), is born.Ref: 5
1897*William Faulkner, Nobel Prize-winning writer (The Sound and the Fury [1949], Absalom, Absalom!), is born in New Albany, Miss.Ref: 2
1903*Mark Rothko US, painter (Green on Blue), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Columbus Iselin, American oceanographer, is born.Ref: 70
1905*Red (Walter) Smith Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter [NY Times: 1976], is born in Green Bay WI.Ref: 4
1906*Dimitri Shostakovich composer: Symphony No.5, No. 7, No. 11, No. 13, is born.Ref: 4
1907*Robert Bresson France, director (Pickpocket, Mouchette), is born.Ref: 5
1909*John V. Dodge, American publishing executive of the Encyclopedia Britannica, is born.Ref: 70
1917*Baseball pitcher, all-star, Johnny (John Franklin) Sain is born.Ref: 4
1918*Phil Rizzuto Bkln NY, sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), is born.Ref: 68
1920*Sergey Bondarchuk Belozerka Ukraine, director (War & Peace), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Silvana Pampanini Rome Italy, actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Aldo Ray actor (God's Little Acre, Naked & the Dead, Green Beret), is born.Ref: 5
1926*John Ericson Dusseldorf Germany, actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Sergei Filatov USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Carl Braun basketball player (NY Knicks), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Sir Colin Rex Davis Weybridge England, conductor (NY Met 1967-71), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Barbara Walters Boston Mass, newscaster (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Glenn Herbert Gould, Toronto Canada, pianist (sued Steinway Piano), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Erik Darling folk singer: groups: The Weavers; The Tarriers; Rooftop Singers, is born.Ref: 4
1934*John S Bull Memphis TN, astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Juliet Prowse Bombay India, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Oscar Bonavena boxing: heavyweight: record: 56 wins, 9 losses, 1 draw, 42 kayos, is born.Ref: 4
1943*John Locke LA, rocker (Spirit-I Got A Line on You), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Gary Alexander musician: guitar, singer: group: The Association: Along Comes Mary, Cherish, Windy, Never My Love, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Robert Walden NYC, actor (Joe Rossi-Lou Grant, New Doctors), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Michael Douglas Academy Award-winning actor: Wall Street [1987]; Disclosure, The China Syndrome, Fatal Attraction, Black Rain, A Chorus Line, The Jewel of the Nile, Romancing the Stone, Basic Instinct, The Game, The Streets of San Francisco; son of actor Kirk Douglas, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Eugenia Zukerman Cambridge Ms, flutist/novelist (Deceptive Cadence), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Onnie McIntyre musician: guitar: group: Average White Band, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Cathy Burns actress (Last Summer), is born.Ref: 5
1946 Felicity Kendal is born.Ref: 10
1947*Cheryl Tiegs model; author: The Way to Natural Beauty, is born.Ref: 68
1949*Anson Williams LA CA, actor (Potsie-Happy Days), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Mimi Kennedy Rochester NY, actress (Spencer, 3 girls 3, Under 1 Roof), is born.Ref: 5
1950*E.C. Coleman basketball: New Orleans Jazz, Golden State Warriors, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Bob McAdoo NBA forward/center (Buffalo Braves, LA Lakers), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Mark Hamill actor: Star Wars, The TX Wheelers, Eight is Enough, Batman-The Animated Series, General Hospital, is born in Oakland CA.Ref: 68
1952*Christopher Reeve actor: Superman series, Blood Horse, Black Fox, Somewhere in Time, Village of the Damned, The Remains of the Day; champion of people with paralytic injuries, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Booker Brown football: Univ. of Southern CA, Houston Oilers, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Mike (Michael Thomas) Stanton baseball: pitcher: Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1953*John Locke musician: keyboards: group: Spirit: I Got a Line on You, Nature’s Way, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Steve Severin (Bailey) musician: bass: group: Siouxsie & The Banshees:Ref: 4
1958*Michael Madsen actor: WarGames, The Natural, War and Remembrance, The End of Innocence, Fatal Instinct, Free Willy, Money for Nothing, The Getaway [1994], Wyatt Earp, Mulholland Falls, Executive Target, Pressure Point, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Heather Locklear actress: Melrose Place, Dynasty, T.J. Hooker, is born.Ref: 68
1965*Scottie Pippen basketball: Chicago Bulls; member of 1992 Olympic Gold Medal-winning dream team, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Lezlie Lund Tolna ND, Miss ND-America (1991), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Will Smith, actor: Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Six Degrees of Separation, Made in America; singer: Nightmare on My Street, Parents Just Don’t Understand, is born in Philadelphia PA.Ref: 95
1968*Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands, is born.Ref: 5
1969*Catherine Zeta-Jones actress: The Phantom, The Mask of Zorro, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, Entrapment, is born.Ref: 4
1970*Kerri Kendall San Diego Ca, playmate (Sep, 1990)Ref: 5
1617*Francisco Suárez, Granada Spain, philosopher/theologian, dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1680*Samuel Butler, poet and author, dies in London, England.Ref: 68
1777*Johann Heinrich Lamber, Swiss mathematician, scientist and philosopher, dies at age 49.Ref: 70
1872*Death of Peter Cartwright, 87, early American Methodist circuit rider. Converted at age 29, Cartwright possessed a rough, uneducated and eccentric personality; but he spent over 50 of his 87 years spreading the Gospel through the Midwestern frontiers of Kentucky and Illinois.Ref: 5
1900*Jesse Lazear, American physician and researcher of yellow fever, dies.Ref: 17
1908*Death of English Old Testament textual scholar Henry A. Redpath, 60. From 1892-1906, Redpath and Edwin Hatch compiled "A Concordance to the Septuagint and Other Greek Versions of the Old Testament"-- still in print today!Ref: 5
1929*Manager Miller Huggins, who guided the Yankees to their first six A.L. pennants and three World Championships, dies of blood poisoning at age 50.Ref: 86
1933*Ring Lardner, sports reporter, humorist, writer: Alibi Ike, You Know Me Al, Elmer the Great, June Moon; dies.Ref: 4
1955*Emile Fabre, French playwright and administrator of the Comedie-Francaise, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1958*John Broadus Watson behaviorist psychologist, dies.Ref: 68
1959*S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Ceylon's PM, assassinated by a Buddhist monk.Ref: 5
1960*Emily Post (Price) etiquette authority: author: syndicated newspaper columnist; dies at age 86.Ref: 68
1970*Erich Maria Remarque, the German-born author of "All Quiet on the Western Front", is born.Ref: 70
1971*(US Supreme Court Justice) Hugo L Black, (Senator-D-AL)/78th US Supreme Court justice (1937-71), dies.Ref: 5
1974*William Sloane publisher/writer ("The Edge of Running Water"), dies.Ref: 5
1975*Bob Considine newscaster (Tonight! America After Dark), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1978*144 people are killed when a Pacific Southwest Airlines Boeing 727 and a Cessna private plane collide over San Diego. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1980*John ‘Bonzo’ Bonham musician: drums: group: Led Zeppelin: Whole Lotta Love, Stairway to Heaven, Immigrant Song; dies of alcohol poisoning.Ref: 4
1982*Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)Ref: 5
1983*Leopold III, Belgian king (1934-51), dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1984*Walter Pidgeon Mrs. Miniver, Funny Girl, Hit the Deck, How Green was My Valley, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea; dies at age 87 after a series of strokes.Ref: 4
1987*Duffy (Hugh) Daugherty College Football Hall of Famer: player, coach: Syracuse University; coach: Michigan State: won two Big Ten championships; dies.Ref: 4
1987 Mary Astor dies.Ref: 10
1987 Emlyn Williams dies.Ref: 10
1988*Billy Carter Pres Carter's brother Billy, dies of cancer at 51Ref: 5
1991*Klaus Barbie ("The Butcher of Lyon"), Gestapo Chief of Lyon France during World War II, dies at age 77. (TWA, 1992)Ref: 95
2003*George Plimpton, Paris Review founder and avatar of "participatory journalism" dies in New York City at age 76. (WSJ, p A1, 9/29/2003)Ref: 33

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