Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
October 23rd

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-4004*-BC- According to 17th century divine James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh, and Dr. John Lightfoot of Cambridge, the world was created on this day, a Sunday, at 9 a.m.Ref: 2
1239*In England, the main cathedral at Wells (begun c.1186) was consecrated. The most striking interior feature of the cathedral are the inverted arches (14th century) by which the piers of the tower are strengthened.Ref: 5
1385*In Germany, the University of Heidelberg was founded under Pope Urban VI as a college of the Cistercian order. (Among its faculties today are theology, law, medicine and philosophy.)Ref: 5
1679*Meal Tub Plot against James II of England.Ref: 5
1707*The first Parliament of Great Britain (England and Scotland) meets.Ref: 2
1766*Mount Mayon, Philippines erupts.Ref: 81
1775*Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army.Ref: 5
1783*Virginia emancipates slaves who fought for independence during the Revolutionary War.Ref: 2
1790*Slaves revolt in Haiti (later suppressed).Ref: 5
1850*Women demand right to vote, own property, etc. at Women's Rights convention in Worcester, MA.Ref: 10
1857*Delegates from eight states met in Nashville and organized the Southern Baptist Sunday School Union. The organization proved short-lived, when it was nullified by the onset of the American Civil War.Ref: 5
1876*New Orleans Mint reopens as an assay office.Ref: 5
1888*Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx, vested.Ref: 5
1915*25,000 women march in New York City, demanding the right to vote.Ref: 5
1917*A historic meeting of the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party convenes. Only 12 people were present and accounted for. Ten of them voted for immediate revolution, thus completely isolating the two democratic holdouts, Kamenev and Zenoviev. A new Politburo is elected, including Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Sokolnikov, Bubnov, Kamenev, Zenoviev. (Kamenev and Zenoviev resign a few days later).Ref: 90
1927 City of Netanya, Israel founded.Ref: 5
1933*John Dillinger robs Central National Bank of Greencastle, Indiana, with Pierpont, Makley, Clark, Copeland, Hamilton, and either Hilton Crouch or Leslie Homer.Ref: 42
1941*Nazis forbid emigration of Jews from the Reich.Ref: 35
1946*The United Nations General Assembly convened in NY for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing Meadow.Ref: 70
1947*NAACP petition on racism, "An Appeal to the World" presented to UN.Ref: 5
1952*The Nobel Prize for Medicine is awarded to Ukranian-born microbiologist Selmart A. Waksman for his discovery of an effective treatment of tuberculosis.Ref: 2
1954 In Paris, an agreement is signed providing for West German sovereignty and permitting West Germany to rearm and enter NATO and the Western European Union.Ref: 2
1958*Russian poet and novelist Boris Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature for writing "Dr. Zhivago". He,however, was forced to refuse the honor because of negative Soviet reaction.Ref: 4
1958*USSR lends money to UAR to build Aswan High Dam.Ref: 5
1973*UN's revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted.Ref: 5
1973*President Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica.Ref: 70
1977 Panamanians vote 2:1 to approve the new Canal treaties.Ref: 5
1978*China and Japan exchanged treaty ratification documents in Tokyo, formally ending four decades of hostility.Ref: 70
1980*The resignation of Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin was announced, due to illness.Ref: 5
1981*US national debt hits $1 trillion.Ref: 5
1987*(US Supreme Court Justice) The US Senate rejected, 58-to-42, the Supreme Court nomination of Robert H. Bork.Ref: 70
1989*After 33 years of Soviet rule, Hungary became an independent republic.Ref: 4
1989*Chemical plant in Pasadena, Texas explodes in fire causing $849 million in loses.Ref: 10
1990*The Open Software Foundation announced the release of the industry's first open computer operating system -- OSF/1Ref: 62
1990*Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages.Ref: 5
1995*A jury in Houston convicted Yolanda Saldivar of murdering Tejano singing star Selena.Ref: 70
1996*(OJ Simpson) The civil trial of O.J. Simpson opened in Santa Monica, CA. Simpson was later found liable in the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.Ref: 70
1997*British au pair Louise Woodward, charged with murdering a baby in her care, testified at her trial in Cambridge, Mass., that she'd never hurt 8-month-old Matthew Eappen, saying, "I love kids."Ref: 70
1997*Hong Kong's Hang Seng index in largest slide in history losing 10% of value; FTSE & Dow follow.Ref: 10
1998 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat signed a breakthrough land-for-peace West Bank agreement at the White House. The deal followed nine days of talks at Wye River, Md.Ref: 70
2001*Anthrax was found on the machinery at a military base that sorts mail for the White House.Ref: 70
2002*About 50 rebels from Chechnya seize a Moscow theatre playing a popular musical, Nord-Ost (North-East). All of an estimated 750 were taken hostage. (USA Today, p. 1A, 6A, 10/28/2002)Ref: 13
1910*Blanche S. Scott becomes the first woman aviator (aviatrix) when she reaches an altitude of 12 feet in Fort Wayne IN.Ref: 4
1929*The first transcontinental air service begins from NY to Los Angeles.Ref: 2
1957*First test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3.Ref: 5
1962*USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 40,800 m.Ref: 5
1984*STS 51-A launch vehicle moves to launch pad.Ref: 5
1989*US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) returns from space.Ref: 5
2003*According to an article in USA Today, NASA's decision to launch a fresh two-man crew to the International Space Station came over the objections of mid-level scientists and physicians who warned that deteriorating medical, air-monitoring and water-monitoring systems posed increasing safety risks for the crew. (USA Today, p 3A, 10/23/2003)Ref: 13
-42 -BC- Victory of Mark Antony and Octavian over Brutus and Cassius in Battle of Philippi.Ref: 10
1642*The battle of Edgehill is fought in English Civil War.Ref: 62
1694*American colonial forces led by Sir William Phips, fail in their attempt to seize Quebec.Ref: 2
1864*Union forces led by General Samuel R Curtis defeat General Sterling Price's Confederates at the Battle of Westport in Missouri. This is the last Civil War action west of the Mississippi.Ref: 5
1917*Corporal Robert Bralet of Battery C of the Sixth Artillery became the first U.S. soldier to fire a shot in the war when he discharged a French 75mm gun into a German trench half-a-mile away.Ref: 3
1917*French advance northeast of Soissons.Ref: 38
1917*Battle of Caporetto begins, victory of Austro-Germans over Italians, WWI.Ref: 10
1918*President Wilson feels satisfied that the Germans are accepting his armistice terms and agrees to transmit their request for an armistice to the Allies. The Germans have agreed to suspend submarine warfare, cease inhumane practices such as the use of poison gas, and withdraw troops back into Germany. When the United States entered World War I, propagandist George Creel set out to stifle anti-war sentiment.Ref: 2
1940*Hitler and Spain's Franco meet in Hendaye, on the French/Spanish border. Hitler tries to get Spain committed to the war. Franco agrees to eventually enter the war, in return for military, agricultural, and territorial demands. 
1942*Lieut. General Bernard Montgomery begins an assault of the 8th British Army against German positions outside of El Alamein.Ref: 5
1942*The Western Task Force, destined for North Africa, departs from Hampton Roads, Virginia.Ref: 2
1944*Soviets enter East Prussia. 
1944*The beginning of the four-day Battle of Leyte Gulf results in a decisive U.S. Naval victory.Ref: 64
1944*Soviet army invades Hungary.Ref: 5
1956 An anti-Stalinist revolt began in Hungary. Soviet troops later crushed the uprising.Ref: 70
1973 A U.N. sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur war between Israel and Syria. Sacrificial stand in the Golan Heights.Ref: 2
2001 IRA finally decide to decommission its weapons.Ref: 10
1871 Columbia & Sappho (US) beat Livonia (UK) in 3rd America's Cup.Ref: 5
1884*First world series OKed by AA, Providence (NL) beats NY Mets (AA) 6-0.Ref: 5
1910*A's hurler Jack Coombs picks up his record-tying third World Series win as he beats the Cubs, 7-1 as Philadelphia takes the Fall Classic in five games.Ref: 1
1915 The first U.S. championship horseshoe tourney was held, in Kellerton, Iowa.Ref: 4
1921*Green Bay Packers play first NFL game, 7-6 win over Minneapolis.Ref: 5
1930*The first miniature golf tournament came crashing to a close in Chattanooga, TN. The men’s title winner was J.K. Scott. The women’s top ranker was J.E. Rankin.Ref: 4
1945*Dodger President, Branch Rickey, announces that Jackie Robinson has signed to play with Brooklyn's Triple A team in Montreal. The 26-year old Negro League star will be the first black player to play in organized baseball since 1884.Ref: 1
1951*The Associated Press selects Giant skipper Leo Durocher as the manager of the year.Ref: 1
1952*The Pacific Coast League announces its teams will play 176-game schedule next season.Ref: 1
1962*Dick Tiger outpoints Gene Fullmer in Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA for the middleweight boxing title.Ref: 97
1964*Japanese beat Russian for first Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball.Ref: 5
1967*NJ Americans (later NY/NJ Nets) play first ABA game.Ref: 5
1968*Kip Keino (Kenya) wins gold medal for 1,500m (3 min 34.9 sec).Ref: 5
1970*Gary Gabelich sets auto speed record 622.4 mph (1,002 kph).Ref: 5
1973*Yankee GM & pres Lee MacPhail named AL president.Ref: 5
1975*Islander Glenn Resch's 5th shut-out opponent-Flyers 3-0.Ref: 5
1976*Just one of the highlights of the championship football season for the Panthers of the University of Pittsburgh: Pitt’s Tony Dorsett rushed for 180 yards (at Navy, beating them 45-0) and set the NCAA all-time rushing record of 5,206 career yards.Ref: 4
1988*Boston Celtics play Spain in Madrid.Ref: 5
1992*The Florida Marlins announce Rene Lachemann as their first manager. Lachemann, who signed a three-year deal, names his older brother Marcel as his pitching coach.Ref: 86
1993*The Blue Jays beat the Phillies 8-6 to win their second consecutive World Series thanks to Joe Carter's dramatic ninth inning three-run HR. The Toronto outfielder becomes just the second player to end the Fall Classic with a home run.Ref: 1
1996*After losing the first two games of the Fall Classic at the Stadium, David Cone limits the Braves to four hits and one run in six innings en route to a Yankee 5-2 win. It will be first of 14 consecutive World Series victories as the Bronx Bombers start their run of four titles in five years.Ref: 1
1998*Former Met, Red and Oriole manager Davey Johnson is hired as the skipper of the Dodgers.Ref: 1
2000*Although lacking big league managerial experience, Pirates' hitting coach Lloyd McClendon is named as the team's manager replacing recently-fired Gene Lamont.Ref: 1
2002*Lou Gehrig's consecutive games streak being broken by Cal Ripken Jr. in 1995 is voted as baseball's most memorable moment by the fan participating Major league baseball and MasterCard promotion. Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's all-time home run record, Jackie Robinson becoming the first black to play in major league baseball, Mark McGwire breaking Roger Maris' single-season home run record and Lou Gehrig's farewell speech were also in the top five events selected by the fans.Ref: 1
2002*Joining Roberto Clemente and Thurman Munson, Darryl Kile will become the third player to appear on the 2003 Hall of Fame ballot before the mandatory five-year waiting period. The 33-year-old Cardinal pitcher, who died of heart disease, was found dead in his Chicago hotel room in June.Ref: 1
1890*The opera "Prince Igor" is produced (St Petersburg).Ref: 5
1932 Fred Allen made his radio debut. His wife, Portland Hoffa, joined him on the CBS radio broadcast. Allen’s comedy-variety program was known as The Linit Bath Club Revue. It then became The Salad Bowl Revue, then, The Sal Hapatica Revue, The Hour of Smiles, Town Hall Tonight, The Texaco Star Theatre and finally, someone with just a bit of sense, came up with The Fred Allen Show. The comedic legend stayed on radio for 17 years.Ref: 4
1941*Clarinet a la King was recorded by Benny Goodman and his orchestra -- on Okeh Records.Ref: 4
1941*Walt Disney's "Dumbo" released.Ref: 5
1950 LIFE magazine was adorned with a cover picture of Ed Wynn, and the caption, “TV gets top comics.”Ref: 4
1956*Jonathan Winters becomes a TV star when he is seen coast to coast in the first videotape recording to be broadcast. The tape originates from WRCA-TV in New York City and broadcast by NBC network stations.Ref: 4
1961*Dion’s Runaround Sue was the #1 U.S. single. It remained at the top for two weeks until being knocked off by Jimmy Dean’s Big Bad John.Ref: 4
1963*"Barefoot in the Park"starts 668 performance run on Broadway.Ref: 10
1970*‘Lady Soul’, Aretha Franklin, won a gold record for Don’t Play that Song.Ref: 4
1972*"Pippin"opens at Imperial Theatre, N.Y.Ref: 10
1975*Elton John’s Los Angeles concert was sold out at Dodger Stadium. It was the finale to his concert tour of the western U.S.Ref: 4
1978 CBS Records hiked prices of many vinyl albums by one dollar to $8.98. Other labels soon joined in.Ref: 4
1984*NBC airs BBC footage of Ethiopian famine.Ref: 5
1989*George Harrison releases "Best of Dark Horse 1976-89" album.Ref: 5
1715*Peter II, Emperor of Russia (1727-30), is born.Ref: 70
1749*Nicolas Appert, chef, confectioner, chemist, inventor of the canning process and the bouillion cube, which is probably the first instant soup, is born.Ref: 4
1752*Nicolas Appert inventor (food canning, bouillon tablet), is born.Ref: 5
1805*John Bartlett, lexicographer best known for Bartlett's Quotations, is born.Ref: 2
1817*Pierre Larousse, French encyclopaedist, is born.Ref: 70
1835*Adlai Ewing Stevenson 23rd Vice President of the U.S. [1893-1897]; grandfather of U.S. presidential candidate, Adlai Stevenson [1952], is born.Ref: 68
1844*Robert Bridges poet laureate of England (The Testament of Beauty), is born.Ref: 5
1868*Rama V [Chulalongkorn], leader of Thailand (-1910), is born.Ref: 5
1868*Frederick Lanchester, English engineer, is born.Ref: 70
1869*(Heisman Trophy) John Heisman, American college football coach for whom the Heisman Trophy is named, is born.Ref: 68
1871*Birth of Edgar J. Goodspeed, American Greek N.T. scholar. He taught at the University of Chicago 1898-1937. In 1931, he co-authored with JMP Smith "The Bible: An American Translation," better known today as "Smith and Goodspeed."Ref: 5
1873*William Coolidge, American inventor and engineer, is born in Hudson, MA.Ref: 68
1897*(month, day suspect) Actor, comedian Milton ‘Gummo’ Marx, of the Marx Brothers, is born. (American National Biography, ISBN 0-19-520635-5, 1999) 
1905*Felix Bloch US physicist (Nobel 1952), is born.Ref: 5
1906*1924 Olympic swimmer and medalist and first woman to swim the English Channel, Gertrude Ederle is born.Ref: 4
1910*Hayden Rorke Brooklyn NY, actor (Dr Bellows-I Dream of Jeannie), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Ilse Dorffeldt Germany, sprint relay (Olympic-1936), is born.Ref: 5
1914*‘Bruiser’ Frank Kinard College and Pro Football Hall of Famer: University of MS; NFL’s Brooklyn Dodgers; AAFC’s NY Yankees; All-Pro: [1940, 1941, 1943, 1944]; ‘ironman of football’: played 708 out of 720 season minutes [1936]; missed only one game in nine years of pro ball; is born.Ref: 4
1917*Robert Bray Kalispell Mont, actor (Corey-Lassie, Stagecoach West), is born.Ref: 5
1918*James Daly Emmy Award-winning actor: Hallmark Hall of Fame: Eagle in a Cage [1965-66]; Medical Center, Planet of the Apes, The Invaders; father of actress Tyne Daly; is born.Ref: 5
1921*John Dunlop, the inventor of the pneumatic tire, dies.Ref: 62
1922*Actor Frank Sutton (Sgt Carter on "Gomer Pyle, USMC") is born.Ref: 4
1922*Ewell Blackwell ‘The Whip’: baseball: pitcher: Cincinnati Reds [all-star: 1946-1951], NY Yankees [World Series: 1952], KS City Athletics; is born.Ref: 4
1922*Coleen Gray Staplehurst Nebraska, actress (Apache Drums), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Ned Rorem Pulitzer Prize-winning composer: Air Music [1976], is born in Richmond IN.Ref: 4
1923*Frank Sutton Clarksville Tenn, actor (Sgt Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Johnny Carson, American television personality who hosted the Tonight Show, is born.Ref: 68
1927*Dezs” Gyarmati Hungary, water polo player (Olympic-gold-1956, 60, 64), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Sonny (William) Criss musician: saxophone: LP: The Bop Masters, Saturday Morning, Criss Craft, Out of Nowhere, Warm and Sonny; is born.Ref: 5
1929*Bella Darvi, American actress, is born in Sosnowiec, Poland.Ref: 68
1931*Jim (James Paul David) Bunning baseball: pitcher: Detroit Tigers [all-star: 1957, 1959, 1961-1963], Philadelphia Phillies [pitched seventh perfect game in history (against the NY Mets: 6-21-64)/all-star: 1964, 1966], Pittsburgh Pirates, LA Dodgers; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, is born.Ref: 4
1931*Diana Dors, England, actress (Berserk!, Steaming), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Dimitra Arliss actress (Rich Man Poor Man II), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Juan "Chi-Chi" Rodriguez, golfer, is born in Rio Piedras PR.Ref: 68
1935*World Golf Hall of Famer Juan ‘Chi-Chi’ Rodriguez is born.Ref: 4
1938*John Heinz (Sen-R-Pa), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Jordan Christopher Youngstown Ohio, actor (Secrets of Midland Heights), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Charlie Foxx singer: Mockingbird [w/sister Inez], is born.Ref: 4
1940*(Eleanor) Ellie Greenwich (Ellie Gay, Ellie Gee) songwriter [w/Jeff Barry]: Be My Baby, Chapel of Love, Da Do Ron Ron, Then He Kissed Me, River Deep, Mountain High; singer: group: Raindrops: What a Guy, The Kind of Boy You Can’t Forget; solo: LP: Let It Be Written, Let It Be Sung; on Broadway: Leader of the Pack, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Jordan Christopher Youngston Oh, actor (Return of the 7), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Pelé (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) Brazil’s soccer star; record for most wins: 3 winning teams [1958, 1962, 1970]; most career goals in international competition [97, 1957-70]; most career hat-tricks [92, 1956-77], scored 1,281 goals in 22 year, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Greg Ridley bassist (Spooky Tooth-It's All About), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Michael Crichton US novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Miklos Nemeth Hungary, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Greg Ridley musician [bass], singer: groups: Dino of Dino and The Danubes; The Dakotas; The Ramrods; VIPs, is born.Ref: 4
1948*John Holliman TV news reporter: CNN; is born.Ref: 4
1950*Ed Smith football: Colorado College, Denver Broncos, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Michael Rupert, Denver Colo, actor (Pasadena Playhouse), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Dwight Yoakum country singer (If There Was a Way), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Darrell Place US, archer (Olympic-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Singer, comedian ‘Weird’ Al Yankovic is born.Ref: 4
1962*(Heisman Trophy 1984) Doug Flutie football: Boston College quarterback, CFL: British Columbia Lions [1991 record: passing yards gained in a season: 6,619]; NFL: Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers, is born.Ref: 5
1962*Mike Tomczak football: Pittsburgh Steelers; Chicago Bears quarterback: Super Bowl XX, is born.Ref: 4
1963*Katherine Hushaw Anaheim Ca, playmate (Oct, 1986), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Brooke Theiss CA, actress (Wendy-Just the 10 of Us, Good & Evil), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Kaleena Kiff Santa Monica CA, actress (Patti-Love Sidney), is born.Ref: 5
1456 Saint John of Capistrano dies.Ref: 10
1641*Rebellion in Ireland. Catholics, under Phelim O'Neil, rise against the Protestants and massacred men, women and children to the number of 40,000 (some say 100,000).Ref: 2
1799*(Declaration of Independence) William Paca, judge, American signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies at age 58.Ref: 70
1805*Sailing ship "Aeneus" sinks off Newfoundland killing 340.Ref: 5
1805*Horatio Nelson military: British Navy: Battle of Trafalgar hero; is killed during that battle.Ref: 4
1872 Theophile Gautier dies.Ref: 10
1903*Francis Ellingwood Abbot theologian (Scientific Theism), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1910 King Chulalongkorn of Siam dies.Ref: 10
1935*Dutch Schultz, American bootlegger, dies at age 33.Ref: 70
1939*Zane Grey, dentist, American West novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage, Spirit of the Border), dies at age 67.Ref: 68
1946*Ernest Thompson Seton, British/Canadian naturalist and writer; helped found the Boy Scouts of America, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1950*“The World’s Greatest Entertainer” (a billing he gave himself), Al Jolson (Asa Yoelson), passes away at the age of 64.Ref: 4
1952*Susan Peters (Carnahan) actress: Andy Hardy’s Double Life, Random Harvest; dies.Ref: 4
1955*Shemp Howard (aka Samuel Horwitz) (of the 3 Stooges) dies of a heart attack in a taxi cab on the way home from a boxing match.Ref: 68
1978*Mother Maybelle Carter (Addington), musician: played melody on bass strings of guitar, rhythm on treble, singer: group: The Carter Family: Keep on the Sunny Side, Foggy Mountain Top; member Grand Ole Opry: A Jilted Love, Don’t Wait; dies at age 69.Ref: 4
1983*Jessica Savitch Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36.Ref: 68
1983*241 US Marines and sailors in Lebanon were killed in a suicide truck-bombing at the Marine Operations Center; a near-simultaneous attack on French forces killed 58 paratroopers.Ref: 17
1983*Tamara Shayne actress, dies at 80 of a heart attack.Ref: 5
1984*David Gorcey dead end kid actor, dies at 63 in a diabetic comaRef: 5
1984*Oskar Werner actor: Ship of Fools, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Voyage of the Damned, Fahrenheit 451; dies of a heart attack at age 61.Ref: 4
1984*James Petrillo, American labor leader, dies at age 92.Ref: 70
1989*A white man, Charles Stuart, claimed that he and his pregnant wife had both been shot by a black robber in Boston; Carol Stuart and her prematurely delivered baby died. Weeks later, Stuart was implicated in the killings and apparently committed suicide.Ref: 70
1991*Dr Jack Kevorkian's suicide machine kills 2 women.Ref: 5
1994*Robert Lansing (Brown) actor: Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, The Equalizer, 87th Precinct, Twelve O’Clock High, Under the Yum Yum Tree, The Man Who Never Was, The Grissom Gang, Namu the Killer Whale; dies.Ref: 68
1998*Dr. Barnett Slepian, a doctor who performed legal abortions, was killed at his home in suburban Buffalo, N.Y., when a sniper fired through his kitchen window.Ref: 70
2002*Adolph Green, Tony Award-winning playwright: Applause, Hallelujah, On the Twentieth Century, Bells are Ringing, Auntie Mame, On the Town, The Barkleys of Broadway; lyricist: collaborated with Betty Comden: Singin’ in the Rain, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever; dies.Ref: 4
2002*Broadway librettist Adolph Green died in New York at age 87.Ref: 70
2003*Chinese Nationalist leader's wife Madame Chiang Kai-Shek dies in New York City at age 105. (WSJ, p 1, 10/27/2003)Ref: 33

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