Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 14th

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1501*Arthur Tudor of England marries Katherine of Aragon.Ref: 2
1732*First US professional librarian, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1741*In Wales, English revivalist George Whitefield, 27, married widow Elizabeth Burnell, 36.Ref: 5
1784*Samuel Seabury, 55, was consecrated Bishop of Connecticut and Rhode Island, the first bishop of the American Protestant Episcopal Church, and the first Anglican bishop in America.Ref: 5
1804*John Paul sells Joseph C. Vance 257.75 acres of land (Xenia OH) for $250.Ref: 55
1832*The first horsecar (a streetcar drawn by horses called the John Mason) was displayed in NY City. The vehicle had room for 30 people in three compartments. The new service traveled Fourth Avenue between Prince and Fourteenth Streets.Ref: 4
1834*William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 years 4 months.Ref: 5
1881*Charles J. Guiteau went on trial for the assassination of President Garfield; he was convicted and hanged the next yearRef: 70
1882*Billy Clairborne, a survivor of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, loses his life in a shoot-out with Buckskin Frank Leslie.Ref: 2
1896*Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation.Ref: 5
1906*Roosevelt becomes first US President to visit a foreign country (Panama).Ref: 5
1918*Republic of Czechoslovakia created with T.G. Masaryk as President.Ref: 5
1921*The Cherokee Indians ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review their claim to 1 million acres of land in TX.Ref: 2
1930*Right-wing militarists in Japan attempt to assassinate Premier Hamagushi.Ref: 2
1935*President Roosevelt proclaimed the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth. Manuel Luis Quezon is sworn in as the first Filipino president.Ref: 70
1935*Manuel Luis Quezon is sworn in as the first Filipino president, as the Commonwealth of the Philippines is inaugurated.Ref: 2
1941*Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship was incorporated in Chicago. An interdenominational organization with chapters at both colleges and schools of nursing, IVCF provides Christian fellowship, nurture and discipleship among Christian college age students.Ref: 5
1951*The United States and Yugoslavia sign a military aid pact.Ref: 2
1957*New York State Trooper Edgar Croswell uncovered a conference of crime bosses who had gathered from across the country on the estate of Joseph Barbara in Apalachin, New York. In response to the exposure of a nationwide criminal syndicate, Director Hoover instituted the Top Hoodlum program to develop information about prominent criminal leaders and their activities.Ref: 14
1959*The eruption of Kilauea Iki Crater (Nov 14-Dec 20, 1959) on the Big Island of Hawaii was a relatively brief event, but produced some of Kilauea’s most spectacular lava fountains of the 20th century. (The current Pu`u `O`o-Kupaianaha eruption of Kilauea began in 1983).Ref: 4
1960*New Orleans integrates two all-white schools.Ref: 2
1960*President Dwight Eisenhower orders U.S. naval units into the Caribbean after Guatemala and Nicaragua charge Castro with starting uprisings.Ref: 2
1963*Iceland gets a new island, later called Surtsey, when a volcano puches its way up out of the sea five miles off the southern coast.Ref: 2
1963 Greece frees hundreds who were jailed in the Communist uprising of 1944-1950.Ref: 2
1968*Yale University announces its plan to go co-ed.Ref: 2
1969*(My Lai) Second story published, with eyewitness accounts. Haeberle photos published.Ref: 87
1971*Quarter Pounder price raised from $0.53 to $0.55 in violation of Nixon price controls (but okayed by Price Commission after formal request from McDonald's)Ref: 62
1972*The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 1000 for the first time in its 76-year history, at 1003.16. (XDG, p 4A, 11/14/2000)Ref: 83
1973*Britain's Princess Anne married Captain Mark Phillips in Westminster Abbey. (They divorced in 1992, and Anne re-married.)Ref: 70
1975 Spain abandonsthe Spanish Sahara.Ref: 5
1977 Egypt President Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Walter Cronkite.Ref: 5
1979*President Carter freezes all Iranian assets in US Banks in response to Iranian hostage crisisRef: 62
1981*Old Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park repaired & working again.Ref: 5
1986*The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Ivan Boesky would have to pay $100 million in fines and alleged profits to settle insider-trading charges against him. The settlement was just $6 million less than the entire S.E.C. budget for 1986.Ref: 4
1990*Michael Heseltine contests Thatcher's leadership of the party.Ref: 5
1991*Microsoft Announces Multimedia Microsoft Works for Windows 2.0 
1993*Residents of Puerto Rico voted in a plebiscite to maintain the islands's existing US Commonwealth status, derailing efforts of those favoring statehood. (XDG, p 4A, 11/14/2003)Ref: 83
1995*The U.S. government instituted a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums while government offices operated with skeleton crews.Ref: 70
2000*Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified George W. Bush's fragile 300-vote lead over Al Gore, hours after a judge refused to lift a 5 p.m. deadline; however, the judge gave Harris the authority to accept or reject follow-up manual recount totals.Ref: 70
2001*A 7.8 earthquake hits Qinghai-Xinjiang, China.Ref: 85
2003*Paul Martin takes over as head of Canada's Liberal Party, setting the stage for him to become Prime Minister in 2004. (WSJ, p A1, 11/17/2003)Ref: 33
1666*Samuel Pepys reports on first blood transfusion (between dogs).Ref: 5
1792*Capt. George Vancouver is the 1st Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay.Ref: 5
1889*Nellie Bly, the pen name of journalist Elizabeth Cochran, sails from New York, to begin her record-breaking 24,899-mile trip around the world--a journey that would end on January 25, 1890.Ref: 2
1908*Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light.Ref: 2
1910*Lt. Eugene Ely, USN, takes a Curtiss plane off from the deck of the cruiser Birmingham at Hampton Roads, VA, and flew to Norfolk, VA. Ref 
1969*The United States launches Apollo 12, the second mission to the Moon, from Cape Kennedy.Ref: 2
1981*2nd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 2-returns to Earth.Ref: 5
1984*The Space Shuttle Discovery's crew rescues a second satellite.Ref: 2
1984*NASA launches NATO-3D.Ref: 5
1812*As Napoleon Bonaparte's army retreats form Moscow, temperatures drop to 20º below zero.Ref: 2
1863*Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West TN.Ref: 5
1863*Skirmish at Danville, MS.Ref: 5
1940*(and 15th) The Germans bomb Coventry, England. This attack was known in advance. Churchill decided against evacuating Coventry because doing so would flag the Germans that their "Enigma" code had been broken.Ref: 36
1942*U.S. and Japanese warships clash again off Guadalcanal resulting in the sinking of the U.S. Cruiser JUNEAU and the deaths of the five Sullivan brothers. 
1943*An American torpedo is mistakenly fired at the US battleship Iowa, which was carrying President Franklin Roosevelt and his joint chiefs to the Tehran Conference. The torpedo exploded harmlessly in the Iowa's wake. (XDG, p 4A, 11/14/2003)Ref: 83
1951*French paratroopers capture Hoa Binh, Vietnam.Ref: 2
1961*President Kennedy increases the number of American advisors in Vietnam from 1,000 to 16,000.Ref: 2
1964*The U.S. First Cavalry Division battles with the North Vietnamese Army in the Ia Drang Valley, the first ground combat for American troops. Rescue at LZ Albany.Ref: 2
1998*Iraq said it would resume cooperation with UN weapons inspectors as it appeared to back down in the face of a threatened US attack. (XDG, p 4A, 11/14/2003)Ref: 83
2001*(Afghan Conflict) Eight foreign aid workers including two Americans - who were accused of preaching Christianity in Afghanistan were freed by the Taliban.Ref: 70
1888*USC Trojans (then Methodists) play their first football game.Ref: 5
1888*St Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes.Ref: 5
1910*British middleweight Jim Sullivan takes the boxing title from Tom Thomas on points in 20 rounds.Ref: 97
1920*American Pro Football League's Chicago Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards.Ref: 5
1943*Chicago Bear Sid Luckman passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Giants (56-7).Ref: 5
1945*Captain Eddie Rickenbacker sold the historic Indpls Motor Speedway. Former Indy winner Wilbur Shaw became the new president and manager of the speedway. The track was purchased by the Tony Holman family a short time later.Ref: 4
1951*The first world lightweight title fight was telecast coast to coast. Jimmy Carter beat Art Aragon in Los Angeles.Ref: 4
1961*John Fetzer becomes the lone owner of the Tigers when he buys out the estate of Fred Knorr.Ref: 1
1964*Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings set a National Hockey League record as he scored his 627th career goal in a game against Montreal.Ref: 4
1966*Boxing’s largest indoor crowd assembled in the Houston Astrodome to see Muhammad Ali defeat Cleveland Williams -- by a TKO in the 3rd round.Ref: 4
1973*Oakland A's Reggie Jackson (.293, 32,117) wins AL MVP unanimously.Ref: 5
1973*Jim Palmer (22-9, 2.40) is named as the AL Cy Young Award winner.Ref: 1
1981*Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant tied the record of Amos Alonzo Stagg for most football wins. The AL Crimson Tide notched win #314 for Coach Bryant. AL beat Penn State, 31-16.Ref: 4
1985*The all-time major league save leader with 341, Rollie Fingers, is released by the Brewers at the age of 39.Ref: 1
1986*Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon buy the World Champion Mets from the Doubleday Publishing Company for $80.75 million. In 1980, the company had bought the franchise for a then-record $21.1 million.Ref: 1
1988*The Angels name Doug Rader as manager of the team. Rader had managed the Rangers in 1982-85.Ref: 1
1993*Don Shula was carried off the Veterans Stadium field by his Miami Dolphins after a 19-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. That victory was #325 in Shula’s career and made him the winningest coach in NFL history, surpassing the legendary George Halas. (Of all NFL coaches, only Shula and Halas reached 300 victories.) Shula finished his career in 1995 with a coaching record of 347-173-6. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.Ref: 4
1996*In the closest vote for the award since 1960, Ranger Juan Gonzalez (.314, 47, 144) wins the AL MVP edging out Mariner Alex Rodriguez by just three votes.Ref: 1
2000*Giving the Yankees a 3-1 lead in the ALCS, Roger Clemens strikes out a record-setting 15 and one-hits the Mariners, 5-0.Ref: 1
2001*For the second time in his career, Seattle skipper Lou Piniella is named the American League Manager of the Year. 'Sweet Lou', the only person to appear on every ballot, guided to the Mariners to an historical 116 victories which tied 1906 Cubs as the winningest team in major league history.Ref: 1
2001*Larry Bowa (86-76, .531) becomes the first Phillies manager to be named by the BBWAA as the National League Manager of the Year. In his first year at the helm, Philadelphia improves by 21 games finishing the season two games behind the first-place Atlanta.Ref: 1
2001*Former Major League catcher Milt May becomes the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' fourth hitting coach, replacing Wade Boggs.Ref: 86
1851 Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, is first published, in New York City.Ref: 4
1894*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez" (BG).Ref: 5
1921*KYW radio, Chicago, IL broadcast the first opera by a professional company. Listeners heard Samson Et Dilila as it was being performed at the Chicago Auditorium.Ref: 4
1922*The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) begins the first daily radio broadcasts from 2LO at Marconi House.Ref: 2
1935*The Call Bulletin of San Francisco, CA became the first newspaper to run a life-size portrait of a human being. Larry Quinn, a two-day-old baby, was the subject.Ref: 4
1943*Leonard Bernstein replaced an indisposed Bruno Walter as conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Thus began a legendary career and worldwide appreciation for Bernstein?s many compositions with the orchestra.Ref: 4
1944*An outstanding array of musicians gathered in Hollywood to record a classic. Tommy Dorsey and orchestra made Opus No. 1, Victor record number 20-1608. Buddy Rich was the drummer in the session, Al Klink and Buddy DeFranco blew sax and Nelson Riddle played trombone on the Sy Oliver arrangement.Ref: 4
1967*The Monkees received a gold record for Daydream Believer.Ref: 4
1975*They Just Can't Stop It (The Games People Play) became a gold record for the Spinners. Their other hits include Then Came You (with Dionne Warwicke), Could It Be I'm Falling in Love, The Rubberband Man, Working My Way Back to You, Cupid, It's a Shame and I'll Be Around -- for Motown.Ref: 4
1981*For the second week in a row, Daryl Hall and John Oates owned the top spot on the pop music charts with Private Eyes.Ref: 4
1987*The Dirty Dancing movie soundtrack was the number one album in the U.S. It was number one for a total of eighteen weeks. The remainder of the top-five that week: 2)-Tunnel of Love (Bruce Springsteen); 3)-Bad (Michael Jackson); 4)-Whitesnake (Whitesnake); 5)-A Momentary Lapse of Reason (Pink Floyd).Ref: 4
1991*Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premiers on FOX TV.Ref: 5
1650*William III, King of England (1689-1702), is born.Ref: 2
1668*Johann von Hildebrandt, Austrian architect, is born.Ref: 70
1765*Robert Fulton, builder of first profitable steamboat, the Clermont, is born.Ref: 4
1776*Henri Dutrochet discovered & named process of osmosis, is born.Ref: 5
1779*Adam Gottlob Oehlenschlager Denmark, poet (National Poet 1849), is born.Ref: 5
1797*Sir Charles Lyell Scotland, geologist (Principles of Geology), is born.Ref: 5
1828*James McPherson, American general, is born.Ref: 70
1840*Claude Monet, French impressionist painter, is born.Ref: 2
1842*Walter Williams claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d 1959), is born.Ref: 5
1861*Frederick Jackson Turner Wisconsin, historian/educator (Harvard U), is born.Ref: 5
1863*Leo Baekeland Belgian chemist (Bakelite), is born.Ref: 5
1876*Yekaterina Geltzer, Russian ballerina, is born.Ref: 70
1889*Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister (1947-64) after its independence, is born.Ref: 4
1892*James Meredith 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1912), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Mamie Doud Eisenhower, First Lady: wife of 34th U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, is born.Ref: 4
1900*Aaron Copland Academy Award-winning composer and Pulitzer Prize-winner, is born in Brooklyn NY.Ref: 4
1901*Morton Downey Wallingford CT, singer (Star of the Family), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Marya Mannes writer (The Reporter), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Dick (Richard E.) Powell actor: Too Busy to Work, Footlight Parade, Gold Diggers of 1933, Gold Diggers of 1935, Gold Diggers of 1937, Hollywood Hotel, Murder, My Sweet, Cry Danger, Four Star Playhouse, Susan Slept Here; TV Host: The Best in Mystery, Zane Grey Theater, The Dick Powell Show (1961) TV; is born.Ref: 4
1904*Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury is born.Ref: 70
1906*Louise Brooks, silent film star(American Venus, Pandora's Box), symbol of the 1920s flapper, is born.Ref: 2
1907*Astrid Lindgren, Swedish children's writer (Pippi Longstocking), is born.Ref: 2
1908*Harrison Salisbury, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for International Reporting [1955]; Moscow correspondent for NY Times, is born.Ref: 4
1908*Joseph R. McCarthy (Sen-R-WI), American politician; investigated Communist influence in U.S. government, is born.Ref: 70
1909*Joseph R McCarthy (Sen-R-WI), anti-communist lunatic, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Rosemary DeCamp, Prescott AZ, actress (Love That Bob, That Girl), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Barbara Hutton heiress: F.W. Woolworth, is born.Ref: 4
1914*Ken Carson Coalgate OK, singer (Garry Moore Show), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Martha Tilton singer: And the Angels Sing, A Stranger in Town; actress: The Benny Goodman Story, Sunny, is born.Ref: 4
1919*Veronica Lake actress (Duffy's Tavern, I Married a Witch), is born in New York City.Ref: 68
1920*Johnny Desmond (Giovanni Alfredo de Simone) singer: Yellow Rose of Texas, Play Me Hearts and Flowers; group: Bob-O-Links w/Bob Crosby Band; solo: ?G.I. Sinatra?: Glenn Miller AAF band, Don McNeill?s Breakfast Club, Your Hit Parade, Face the Music; actor: Escape from San Quentin, China Doll, Hawk of the Caribbean; is born in Detroit MI.Ref: 5
1921*Brian Keith (Robert Keith Richey, Jr.) actor: Family Affair, Hardcastle & McCormick, Heartland, The Westerner, Crusader, Centennial, The Brian Keith Show, Walter and Emily, Nevada Smith, The Loneliest Runner, The Parent Trap, The Young Philadelphians, Young Guns, is born in Bayonne NJ.Ref: 4
1922*Boutros Boutros-Ghali, UN Secretary-General, is born.Ref: 4
1924*Leonid Kogan Dnepropetrovsk Russia, violinist (Lenin Prize-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Phyllis Avery NYC, actress (Alice-George Gobel Show, Ruth-Mr Novak), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Leonie Rysanek dramatic soprano (Vienna Munich State Opera 1952-54), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Narciso Yepes Lorca Spain, guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Kathleen Hughes Hollywood CA, actress (It Came From Outer Space), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Tiny (DeWayne) Lund, auto racer: Daytona 500 winner [1963]; is born.Ref: 4
1929*McLean Stevenson actor: M*A*S*H, The McLean Stevenson Show, Hello Larry, The Tim Conway Comedy Hour, The Doris Day Show, Condo; is born in Normal IL.Ref: 4
1929*Jimmy (James Anthony) Piersall baseball: Boston Red Sox [all-star: 1954, 1956], Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, LA Angels, NY Mets, CA Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Edward H White II San Antonio TX, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Fred W Haise Jr, Biloxi Miss, astronaut (Apollo 13 STS T-1, T-3, T-5), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Hussein, the king of Jordan from 1953 To 1999, is born.Ref: 70
1935*Don Stewart actor (Guiding Light), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Wendy (Walter) Carlos Pawtucket RI, composer (Switched on Bach), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Freddie Garrity, singer: group: Freddie and the Dreamers, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Bryan Watson hockey: NHL Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, Oakland Seals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Prince Charles (of Wales), first son of Queen Elizabeth II, (Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor Mountbatten) heir to British throne, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Robert Ginty actor: The Paper Chase, Hawaiian Heat, Falcon Crest, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Lady Dragon, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Madhouse, Programmed to Kill, Exterminator series, Coming Home, is born in Brooklyn NY.Ref: 5
1949*Terry Lee Johnson AL, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), is born.Ref: 5
1949*James Young musician: guitar: group: Styx: Lady, Suite Madame Blue, Come Sail Away, Miss America, Castle Walls, Superstars, Renegade, Babe, The Best of Times, Too Much Time on My Hands, Mr. Roboto, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Stephen Bishop singer: It Might Be You; musician: guitar; singer, songwriter: On and On, Save It for a Rainy Day, Everybody Needs Love, This is the Night, Living in the Land of Abe Lincoln, theme for Animal House, Dream Girl, theme for China Syndrome: Somewhere In Between, Don?t You Worry, LPs: Careless, Bish, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Alexander O'Neal (James Hearsky Harris III), British songwriter, singer, personality, is born.Ref: 5
1953 James Guthrie is born.Ref: 10
1954*Willie (Guillermo Villanueva) Hernandez, baseball all-star pitcher: Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers, Cy Young Award: 1984, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Yanni (Chrysomallis) musician: piano: LP: Optimystique; music used on broadcasts of: Tour de France, Olympic Games, World Series; swimmer: Greek National Swim Team, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Frankie Banali musician: group: Quiet Riot, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Jack Sikma NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Kenneth D Bowersox Portsmouth VA, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS-50), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Alec John Such rocker (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Laura San Giacomo actress: Just Shoot Me, The Right to Remain Silent, Stephen King?s The Stand, Under Suspicion, Vital Signs, Pretty Woman, sex, lies and videotape, Miles from Home, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Patrick Warburton actor: Seinfeld, Dave's World, NewsRadio, Scream 3, The Emperor's New Groove, Men in Black 2, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Andrew rocker (The Pasadenas-Riding on a Train), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Jeanette Jurado singer: group: Expose, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Letitia Dean actress (Sharon Watts-EastEnders), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Janine Lindemulder, actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1969*Butch Walker Rome GA, heavy metal guitarist (Southgang-Tainted Angel), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Chloe (Chloe Nichole), actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1974*David Moscow actor (Big), is born.Ref: 5
565*Justinian Roman emperor, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1540*Giovanni Rosso, Italian painter and decorator, dies at age 45.Ref: 5
1687*Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn English actress/mistress (King Charles II), dies at age 37.Ref: 70
1716*Gottfried Von Leibniz, German mathematician/philosopher; postulated monads, dies at age 70Ref: 68
1831 Georg Wilhelm Hegel dies.Ref: 10
1832*(Declaration of Independence) Charles Carroll, lawyer, American patriot leader, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies at age 95.Ref: 70
1905*Robert Whitehead, British engineer, invented the modern torpedo, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1915*Booker T Washington educator/organizer, dies at 59 in Tuskegee AL.Ref: 5
1916*Saki (Hector Hugh Munro) author: The Rise of the Russian Empire, Reginald, The Chronicles of Clovis, Beasts & Super-beasts, The Square Egg; is killed in WWI in France.Ref: 4
1929*Joseph McGinnity baseball pitcher (NY Giants), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1939*Oil refinery fire kills 500 & destroys Lagunillas Venezuela.Ref: 5
1946*Manuel de Falla, composer, dies in Alta Garcia, Argentina. (Cross, Milton, "Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music", Doubleday & Co, 1953) 
1955*Robert E. Sherwood, American playwright (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Idiot's Delight), dies at age 59.Ref: 70
1956*Juan Negrin, Spanish Republican prime minister during Spanish Civil War, dies at age 62.Ref: 70
1960*2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 (Czech).Ref: 5
1970*Marshall U football team wiped out in air crash at Kenova WV.Ref: 5
1972*Martin Dies, American politician; first chairman of House Committee on Un-American Activities, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1974*Johnny Mack Brown actor: Apache Uprising, Ghost Rider, The Masked Rider, Oregon Trail, Rustlers of Red Dog, Texas Kid; dies.Ref: 4
1984*George Matthews Brooklyn NY, actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1990*Malcolm Muggeridge WW II spy for Britain, dies at 87Ref: 5
1991*Tony Richardson (Academy Award-winning director: Tom Jones [1963]; A Taste of Honey, The Phantom of the Opera, Charge of the Light Brigade, The Entertainer, The Hotel New Hampshire) dies of AIDs at age 63.Ref: 4
1996*Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, leader of Chicago's 2.3 million Catholics, died at age 68.Ref: 70
1997*Eddie (George) Arcaro only jockey to win two Triple Crowns [1941, 1948]; dies at age 81.Ref: 4
2000*Robert Trout journalist: radio/TV; TV moderator: Presidential Timber; emcee: Who Said That?; dies.Ref: 4
2002*Eddie Bracken actor: Summer Stock, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Tales from the Darkside; TV quiz show panelist; dies.Ref: 5

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