Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
December 9th

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-36*-BC- The earliest date found (as of 1989) in the New World. It was reconstructed from a Mayan stone fragment found in Chiapa de Corzo in Mexico.Ref: 5
1212*Frederik II crowns himself Roman Catholic king.Ref: 5
1315 Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society).Ref: 5
1425*Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven.Ref: 5
1531*The Virgin Mary first appears to the farmer Juan Diego and tells him that a church should be built on the spot where he stands.Ref: 62
1570 Geuzen under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein.Ref: 5
1625 Netherlands & England sign military treaty.Ref: 5
1640*Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Massachusetts colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin.Ref: 5
1688*King James II's wife & son flee England for France.Ref: 5
1738*Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia.Ref: 5
1762*British parliament accepts the Treaty of Paris.Ref: 5
1788*George Washington sold his race horse, Magnolia, to Colonel Henry Lee. Washington reportedly got 5,000 acres of Kentucky farmland.Ref: 4
1805*Comet 3D/1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 astronomical units (AUs) of Earth.Ref: 5
1806*Eleven boats commissioned by Burr are seized by the Ohio militia. Many recruits who had previously agreed to join the expedition back out. Informed of a militia about to descend on Blennerhasset Island, conspirators hastily depart around midnight in their four boats.Ref: 87
1842 First Christmas card created by William Maw Egley Jr. in England.Ref: 10
1851*First Young Men's Christian Association in North America (MontrTal).Ref: 5
1865*The New York Stock Exchange threw open the doors on its new home, located at 10-12 Broad Street in lower Manhattan.Ref: 3
1867*The capital of Colorado Territory is moved from Golden to Denver.Ref: 2
1868*First British government of Gladstone forms.Ref: 5
1869*Noble Order of Knights of Labor founded, Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1870 The Society of Biblical Archaeology was founded in London "for the investigation of the archaeology, history, arts, and chronology of ancient and modern...biblical lands...."Ref: 5
1878*Joseph Pulitzer buys St Louis Dispatch for $2,500.Ref: 5
1883*New Brunswick adopts Eastern Standard Time (until 1902).Ref: 5
1889*President Harrison visits opening of Chicago Auditorium.Ref: 5
1894 Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium.Ref: 5
1900*Dutch President Paul Kruger & Queen Wilhelmina have a triumphant procession.Ref: 5
1900*The Russian czar rejects Boer Paul Kruger's pleas for aid in South Africa against the British.Ref: 2
1902*American League announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in New York.Ref: 5
1903*Norwegian parliament vote unanimiously for female suffrage.Ref: 5
1905*An Act for the Separation of Church and State became law in France, rescinding Napoleon's Concordat of 1801. The new law guaranteed freedom of conscience, but also severed all religious groups from any further economic support by the national government.Ref: 5
1906*New York American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo.Ref: 5
1907*Christmas seals went on sale for the first time, at the Wilmington, Delaware, post office; proceeds went to fight tuberculosis.Ref: 5
1908 A child labor bill passes in the German Reichstag, forbidding work for children under age 13.Ref: 2
1914*The Xenia OH Post Office Bldg on E Main Street opens for business. (XDG, 3/2/1984)Ref: 83
1914*The Hutchinson & Gibney Dry Goods Store in Xenia OH, catches fire, consuming nearly all the merchandise and causing severe damage to the building. (XDG, p 4B, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1917 The new Finnish Republic demands the withdrawal of Russian troops.Ref: 2
1922*Gabriel Narutowicz elected Polish President.Ref: 5
1924 Dutch & Hungary trade treaty signed.Ref: 5
1924*Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian President.Ref: 5
1931 Spain becomes a republic.Ref: 5
1933 Romania disallows fascist Iron Guard.Ref: 5
1935*Second appeal is rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Lindbergh kidnapping case.Ref: 87
1940*Illegal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius.Ref: 5
1941*300 Montgomery opens as new Bank of America headquartersRef: 5
1946*23 former SS doctors and scientists go on trial before a U.S. Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. Sixteen are found guilty, with 7 being hanged.Ref: 35
1948*UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide.Ref: 5
1948*The United States abandons a plan to de-concentrate industry in Japan.Ref: 2
1949*Dutch 2nd Chamber accept Indonesian sovereignty.Ref: 5
1949*The United Nations takes trusteeship over Jerusalem.Ref: 2
1950*President Truman bans U.S. exports to Communist China.Ref: 2
1950*Harry Gold gets 30 years imprisonment for passing atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union during World War II.Ref: 2
1951 Voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wnrttemberg, West Germany.Ref: 5
1953*General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired.Ref: 5
1954*Dmitri Shostakovich appointed honored guest of Swedish Royal Music Academy.Ref: 5
1957 First Japanese ambassador to Israel.Ref: 5
1958*In Indianapolis, Indiana, Massachusetts businessman Robert H. Welch, Jr., establishes the John Birch Society, a right-wing organization dedicated to fighting what it perceives to be the extensive infiltration of communism into American society.Ref: 3
1958*Robert H W Welch Jr & 11 other men meet in Indpls to form the anti-Communist John Birch Society.Ref: 5
1961*SS Colonel Adolf Eichman found guilty of war crimes in Israel.Ref: 5
1961*Tanganyika gains independence from Britain takes name Tanzania.Ref: 5
1962*Tanganyika becomes a republic within the British Commonwealth.Ref: 5
1963*The last American-made Studebaker is produced, and the factory in South Bend, Indiana, closed forever.Ref: 3
1963*Zanzibar gains independence from Britain.Ref: 5
1965*Nikolai V. Podgorny replaced Anastas I. Mikoyan as president of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet.Ref: 5
1967*Lyndon Johnson's daughter Lynda marries in the White House.Ref: 5
1967*Nicolae Ceausescu becomes President (dictator) of Romania.Ref: 5
1970 Dutch Antilles: Government of Petronia falls.Ref: 5
1971*(US Supreme Court Justice) Lewis F Powell Jr appointed to the Supreme Court.Ref: 5
1973*Following the resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, House Speaker Gerald Ford became the U.S.’s first appointed Vice President. Later, he became the nation’s first non-elected President upon the resignation of Richard Nixon.Ref: 4
1973 Sunningdale Agreement in Northern Ireland.Ref: 5
1974*Johnson Grigsby freed after 66 years in jail.Ref: 5
1974*Dow Jones index hits 570.01.Ref: 5
1975*Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize.Ref: 5
1975*President Gerald R. Ford signed a $2.3 billion seasonal loan authorization to prevent New York City from having to default.Ref: 70
1979*Murle Breer/Dave Eichelberger win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1980*61 F in Boston at 1 AM.Ref: 5
1983*Attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens "...because the food is free and that's easier than paying for it".Ref: 5
1983*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1984*Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1984*Iranian commandos end capture of Kuwaiti plane, after six days.Ref: 5
1985*Phoenix AZ, gets 3" of snow.Ref: 5
1987*NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with Madison Square Garden for $500 million.Ref: 5
1990*In Poland, Lech Walesa, leader of the Solidarity trade union, wins a landslide victory over transitional Premier Tadeusz Mazowiecki, becoming the first democratically elected Polish leader in over six decades.Ref: 3
1990*The first American hostages to be released by Iraq began arriving in the United States. (XDG, p 4A, 12/9/2000)Ref: 83
1992*British Prime Minister John Major announces the formal separation of Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne, and his wife, Princess Diana.Ref: 3
1992*Former CIA spy chief was Clair George was convicted of lying to Congress about the Iran-Contra Affair. He was subsequently pardoned by President Bush. (XDG, p 4A, 12/09/2002)Ref: 83
1993*The Air Force destroyed the first of 500 Minuteman II missile silos marked for elimination under an arms control treaty.Ref: 70
1993*Ivory Coast Premier Ouattara resigns.Ref: 5
1994*President Clinton fires Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders after learning she'd told a conference that masturbation should be discussed in school as a part of human sexuality.Ref: 70
1994*5 meter meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth.Ref: 5
1995*Kweisi Mfume (Rep-D-MD), is chosen to head the NAACP.Ref: 70
1996*(OJ Simpson) Fred Goldman, Ron's father, testifies. Plaintiffs rest.Ref: 87
1998*CBS Corp. raised $2.9 billion by selling a 17 percent stake in Infinity Broadcasting Corp., its radio and outdoor advertising business. The initial public offering of stock is largest ever in the media industry.Ref: 4
1998*Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee drew up four articles of impeachment against President Clinton, all stemming from his sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky and long campaign to cover it up. (XDG, p 4A, 12/09/2003)Ref: 83
1999*Barnes & Noble, a major US publisher and book distributor, announces that it will begin offering print-on-demand books online and at brick-and-mortar stores starting early next year. IBM will provide the technology and manufacturing components for the operation, which will eventually be available at all Barnes & Noble distribution centers, starting at the Jamesburg, N.J., facility in spring 2000 (Wilcox 1999).Ref: 75
1999*David L. Smith, 31, pleads guilty to creating the "Melissa" computer virus and using a sex web site to spread it through cyberspace where it did more than $80 million of damage.Ref: 9
2000*The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a temporary halt in the Florida presidential vote count.Ref: 70
2000*Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak announced he would resign and call a special election.Ref: 70
2001*The United States disclosed the existence of a videotape in which Osama bin Laden said he was pleasantly surprised by the extent of damage from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.Ref: 70
2001*Authorities confirmed the outbreak of the deadly disease Ebola in Gabon. (XDG, p 4A, 12/09/2002)Ref: 83
2001 Taliban's 5-year rule in Afghanistan comes to official end as Hamid Karzai rides into Kandahar.Ref: 10
2002*United Airlines filed the biggest bankruptcy in aviation history after losing $4 billion in the previous two years.Ref: 70
2002*President George W. Bush tapped railroad executive John W. Snow to be his new Treasury secretary, three days after firing Paul O'Neill.Ref: 70
2003*Presidential hopeful Howard Dean (ex-Gov-D-VT) is set to capture an endorsement from Al Gore, moving Dean into the mainstream of American politics. (USA Today, p 1A, 12/09/2003)Ref: 13
2003*"Looney To Command ASC" is the title of a page 1 article in the Xenia Daily Gazette today. "Looney" is AF Lt General Bill Looney, who took command of the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, near Dayton OH. (You'd think they'd come up with a better headline.) (XDG, p 1, 12/09/2003)Ref: 83
1813*Explorer George Evans discovers the Macquarie River in Australia.Ref: 10
1840*Scottish missionary explorer David Livingstone, 27, set sail on his first journey to Africa. under the London Missionary Society two years earlier.).Ref: 5
1884*Levant Richardson of Chicago, IL receives his patent for the ball-bearing roller skate.Ref: 4
1909*First US monoplane flown (Henry W Walden, Long Island NY).Ref: 5
1960*Sperry Rand Corporation of St. Paul, MN unveiled a new computer, known as Univac 1107. The electronic wizard employed what was known as thin-film memory.Ref: 4
1968*The computer mouse prototype unveiled by inventor Doug Engelbart at Stanford University; red clicker on wooden box.Ref: 5
1978*Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus.Ref: 5
1990*Excel 3.0 is launched. This version includes Workbooks and is one of the earliest Macintosh applications to offer Users Publish & Subscribe functionality. Ref 
536 5,000 Byzantine troops under Belisarius enter Rome, placing it under imperial rule for the first time in 60 years. Now all Count Belisarius had to do was hold the city against an army of Ostrogoths who outnumbered him as least 10-to-1.Ref: 2
656 Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion.Ref: 5
1658 Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India.Ref: 5
1747 England & Netherlands sign military treaty.Ref: 5
1775*The Battle of Great Bridge is fought between the British 14th Regiment and Woodford's Virginia forces. British deaths and injuries were numerous, while only one Virginian was injured. 
1824 Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain.Ref: 5
1861*The U.S. Senate approves establishment of a committee that would become the Joint Committee on the Conduct of War.Ref: 2
1861*Battle of Bird Creek, Indian Terr (High Shoal, Chusto-Talasah).Ref: 5
1863*Major General John G. Foster replaces Major General Ambrose E. Burnside as Commander of the Department of Ohio.Ref: 2
1910*French troops occupy Morrocan harbor city Agadir.Ref: 5
1917*Jerusalem, held by the Turks for 673 years, surrenders to British, under Gen. Allenby.Ref: 5
1918*French troops occupies Mainz.Ref: 5
1931*Japanese army attacks Chinese province of Jehol.Ref: 5
1939*Russian air raid on Helsinki.Ref: 5
1940*British troops first major offensive in North Africa (Banghazi, Libya) during WWII.Ref: 5
1940*The British army seizes 1,000 Italians in a sudden thrust in Egypt.Ref: 2
1940*Maletti Italian general, dies in battle.Ref: 5
1941*China declares war on Japan, Germany and Italy.Ref: 5
1941*Hitler orders US ships torpedoed.Ref: 5
1941*Japanese capture the Shing Mun Redoubt in the Hong Kong New Territories. 
1941*Franklin D. Roosevelt tells Americans to plan for a long war.Ref: 2
1941*First US WWII bombing mission in the Far East, Luzon, Philippines.Ref: 5
1941*Citizen Register reports "Hostile planes reported nearing Westchester".Ref: 5
1943*In Italy, the Canadian 1st Division infantry launches an attack on the Moro Valley, to clear out German forces while engineers build a bridge across the Moro River. 
1960 The Laos government flees to Cambodia as the capital city of Vientiane is engulfed in war.Ref: 2
1987 Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank.Ref: 5
1992*U.S. Marines land in Somalia to ensure food and medicine reaches the deprived areas of that country. (Operation Restore Hope)Ref: 2
1913*John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League.Ref: 5
1913*Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris.Ref: 5
1925*Pro football a hit in NYC; Grange & Bears beat Giants before 73,000.Ref: 5
1925*American League extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 & raise to $40,000.Ref: 5
1926*The U.S. Golf Association legalized steel-shaft golf clubs. Many of the new clubs are still wrapped around tree trunks, put there by angry golfers who couldn’t make them work any better than the clubs made with hickory sticks.Ref: 4
1931*Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players & National League continues to prohibit uniform numbers.Ref: 5
1933*21st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Sarnia Imperials, 4-3.Ref: 5
1934*Because of ground conditions, the New York Giants football team preferred to wear basketball sneakers, as they defeated the Chicago Bears, 30-13, for the NFL championship.Ref: 4
1936*American League OKs night baseball for St Louis.Ref: 5
1939*27th Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 8-7.Ref: 5
1941*Two days after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians, last year's AL leading pitcher with 27 victories, becomes the first major leaguer to enlist.Ref: 1
1941*7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB).Ref: 5
1949*NFL merges Cleveland Browns, San Francisco '49ers & Baltimore Colts from AAFC.Ref: 5
1953*Montreal Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty minutes.Ref: 5
1955*Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Carl Olson to regain world middleweight boxing title.Ref: 2
1961*Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs NY.Ref: 5
1965*The Reds trade Frank Robinson to the Orioles for Milt Pappas, Jack Baldschun and Dick Simpson.Ref: 1
1973*St Louis Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 6 field goals vs Atlanta Falcons.Ref: 5
1973 Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak in New York, to become WWF champion.Ref: 5
1974 Jack Brisco beats Giant Baba in Tokyo, to become NWA wrestling champion.Ref: 5
1977*The A's announce a deal which will send pitcher Vida Blue to Cincinnati for outfielder Dave Revering and $1.75 million in cash.Ref: 1
1977*The Mariners trade outfielder Dave Collins to the Reds for pitcher Shane Rawley.Ref: 1
1978*First game of the Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does.Ref: 5
1980*The Cubs trade Bruce Stutter to the Cardinals for Leon Durham and Ken Reitz.Ref: 1
1984*Eric Dickerson, then of the Los Angeles Rams, became only the second pro football player to run for more than 2,000 yards (2,105) in a season. He passed O.J. Simpson’s record of 2,003 as the Rams beat the Houston Oilers, 27-16.Ref: 4
1984*59th Australian Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Sukova (67 61 63).Ref: 5
1984*Vicki Alvarez/Mike McDonald win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1984*Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears got another first as he ran six plays as quarterback. He was intercepted twice, but ran the ball himself on four carries. The Green Bay packers still won, 20-14.Ref: 4
1985*74th Australian Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Mats Wilander (64 63 63).Ref: 5
1985*Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions.Ref: 5
1987*Larry Bird, ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws.Ref: 5
1988*New York Yankees sign 12-year television contract with Madison Square Garden for $500 million.Ref: 5
1990*NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard.Ref: 5
1990*Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1990 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3k ladies (4 10.80).Ref: 5
1990*Houston scores most points against Cleveland, Oilers 58, Browns 14.Ref: 5
1990*Houston scores most points against Cleveland, Oilers 58, Browns 14.Ref: 5
1992*The Florida Marlins President Carl Barger collapses during an owners meeting during the baseball winter meetings in Louisville, KY, and dies a few hours later in the Humana University Hospital due to a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.Ref: 86
1992*Cincinnati Red owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks.Ref: 5
1992*New Jersey Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season.Ref: 5
1993*Southpaw Randy Johnson (19-8, 3.24, 308) re-signs with the Mariners for 20.25 million over three years.Ref: 1
1994*The Rangers trade Jose Canseco (.282, 31, 90) to the Red Sox for outfielder Otis Nixon and infielder Luis Ortiz.Ref: 1
1995*61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)Ref: 5
1996*Free-agent catcher Kirt Manwaring signs a two-year deal with the Colorado Rockies.Ref: 86
1996*The Toronto Blue Jays sign free agent catcher Benito Santiago to a two year deal.Ref: 86
1997*The Tampa Bay Devil Rays sign free agent third baseman Wade Boggs.Ref: 86
1999*The Colorado Rockies agree to terms with free-agent C Brent Mayne on a two-year deal.Ref: 86
2002*ABC-TV's Monday Night Football airs the Miami Dolphins retiring Larry Csonka's uniform, No. 39, live. 
1724 Colley Cibber's "Caesar in Aegypt" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1793*The first daily newspaper in New York City is founded by Noah Webster. The America Minerva was published for the first timeRef: 4
1842 St M Glinka's opera "Russlan Ludmilla" premieres in Petersburg.Ref: 5
1854 Alfred, Lord Tennyson's famous poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade," was published in England.Ref: 5
1905*Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premieres in Dresden.Ref: 5
1926*Benny Goodman’s first recording session was this day. He played clarinet with the Ben Pollack and His CAns on a tune titled When I First Met Mary on Victor Records. Goodman was 17 years old.Ref: 4
1931*Benn W Levy's "Springtime for Henry" premieres in NY NY.Ref: 5
1940*The Longines Watch Company signed for the first FM radio advertising contract -- with experimental station W2XOR in New York City.Ref: 4
1942*The Aram Khachaturian ballet "Gayane," featuring the surging "Saber Dance," was first performed by the Kirov Ballet. (XDG, p 4A, 12/09/2003)Ref: 83
1942*Lecture at the San Francisco Museum of Art by Douglas Macagy (1913-1973) who speaks of "Art, Nationalism and the War."Ref: 37
1953*Frank Sinatra recorded Young at Heart. The song was turned down by Nat ‘King’ Cole and other artists, believe it or not. It became a top hit in the U.S. in March of 1954.Ref: 4
1956*The Million Dollar Session was held at Sun Records in Memphis, TN. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis gathered for an impromptu jam session. Six songs by the artists were recorded at this session. None of the songs was released for nearly three decades.Ref: 4
1960*First broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV.Ref: 5
1961*"From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 performances.Ref: 5
1961*"Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 68 performances.Ref: 5
1962*"I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes on Broadway.Ref: 5
1963*Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped.Ref: 5
1965*T.V. special 'A Charlie Brown Christmas" airs and becomes a TV holiday tradition.Ref: 73
1967*Jim Morrison, arrested on stage for disturbing the peace.Ref: 5
1972*Keith Moon, Rod Stewart and Roger Daltrey opened the rock opera Tommy in london. The show featuring Tommy, Pinball Wizard and other tunes, was so hot that tickets sold for $50 and up.Ref: 4
1973*Keith Moon, Rod Stewart and Roger Daltrey opened the rock opera Tommy in london. The show featuring Tommy, Pinball Wizard and other tunes, was so hot that tickets sold for $50 and up.Ref: 4
1973*"Marshall Efron's Illustrated, Simplified and Painless Sunday School" first aired over CBS television. This religious series was broadcast on Sunday mornings until August 1977.Ref: 5
1973*"Pajama Game" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances.Ref: 5
1973*"Marshall Efron's Illustrated, Simplified and Painless Sunday School" first aired over CBS television. This religious series was broadcast on Sunday mornings until August 1977.Ref: 5
1981*Porn star John Holmes charged with Laurel Canyon murders.Ref: 5
1982 Mary-Beth & William Hurt divorce.Ref: 5
1984*The Jackson’s Victory Tour came to a close at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles after 55 performances in 19 cities. The production was reported to be the world’s greatest rock extravaganza and one of the most problematic. The Jackson brothers received about $50 million during the five-month tour of the U.S. -- before some 2.5 million fans.Ref: 4
1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne Australia.Ref: 5
1991*2nd Billboard Music Awards.Ref: 5
1992*3rd Billboard Music Awards.Ref: 5
1993*"My Fair Lady" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 165 performances.Ref: 5
1994*Disney animators move into their Riverside Drive building designed by Daniel Stern. A prominent feature is the large conical "sorcerer's hat" at the fromt entrance. The building becomes known as "The Hat Building".Ref: 73
1995*The Beatles’ Anthology 1 was #1 in the U.S. The double CD contained 60 Beatles songs and was the their sixteenth number-one album. It also set a record for the longest time span for a run of number-one albums: 31 years and 10 months between Meet the Beatles and Anthology 1.Ref: 4
2340*Fiction: Worf, Klingon character on Star Trek Next Generation, is born.Ref: 5
1392*Peter Prince/Regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa benfeitoria), is born.Ref: 5
1561 Sir Edwin Sandys English statesman: treasurer: Virginia Company; colonist: one of the founders of the Virginia Colony [United States]; Sandys Parish in Bermuda named for him; died in 1629, is born.Ref: 4
1569*Martinus de Porres Peru, saint (patron of social justice), is born.Ref: 5
1571*Adrian A Metius Dutch mathematician/fort architect, is born.Ref: 5
1581*Emilia Secunda Antwerpiana daughter of Willem of Orange, is born.Ref: 5
1594*Gustavus II Adolphus king who made Swedenden a major power (1611-32), is born.Ref: 5
1608*John Milton, English poet: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes; civil rights activist; is born in London England.Ref: 68
1715*Georg Gottfried Petri composer, is born.Ref: 5
1717*Johann J Winckelmann German archaeologist (History of Ancient Art), is born.Ref: 5
1728*Pietro Alessandro Guglieli composer, is born.Ref: 5
1742*Carl W Scheele Swedendish pharmacist/chemist (lemon acid), is born.Ref: 5
1748*Comte Claude-Louis Berthollet, French chemist, is born.Ref: 70
1754*Etienne Ozi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1791*Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1796*Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley composer, is born.Ref: 5
1809*William Barret Travis, commander of the TX troops at the battle of the Alamo, is born.Ref: 2
1837*Charles Èmile Waldteufel Strasbourg France, waltz composer (Skaters), is born.Ref: 5
1842*Pjotr A Kopotkin Russian ruler/anarchist, is born.Ref: 5
1843*P Paul Leroy-Beaulieu French economist (Economiste Frantais), is born.Ref: 5
1848*Joel Chandler Harris, US journalist (created Uncle Remus stories), is born.Ref: 4
1853*Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn Rochester NY, pitcher (60-12 in 1884), is born.Ref: 5
1854*Pekka Hannikainen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1859*Algernon Ashton composer, is born.Ref: 5
1862*Karel Kovarovic composer, is born.Ref: 5
1863*Birth of G. Campbell Morgan, English congregational clergyman and Bible expositor. Morgan authored more than 60 Bible commentaries and books of sermons many still be in print.Ref: 5
1864*Sidney Homer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1868*Fritz Haber German phycist-chemist (Nobel 1918), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Antoine Pompe Belgian architect, is born.Ref: 5
1878*Géza Révész Hungarian/Dutch psychologist (Talent & Genius), is born.Ref: 5
1882*Joaqufn Turina Seville Spain, composer (Rima), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Alexander Papagos Greek fieldmarshal/supreme commander, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Antonin Zapotocky Czechoslovakian President (Ceskoslovensky Spisouatel), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Clarence Birdseye, inventor of the process to deep-freeze foods and one of the founders of General Foods Corp., is born.Ref: 4
1889*John P "Hannes" Kolehmainen Finnish long-distance runner (Olympics-gold 1912), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Eddie Dowling Woonsocket RI, actor (Anywhere USA), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Hermione Gingold London England, actress (Gigi, Music Man), is born.Ref: 68
1898*Emmett Kelly Sedan KS, circus clown (Weary Willie), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Leonie Fuller Adams US poetess (Those not elected)Ref: 5
1899*Frans van Amelsvoort Dutch choir conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1899*Howard Freeman Helena MT, actor (Double Dynamite), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Jean de Brunhoff France, children's book author (Babar the Elephant), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Odön [Edmund] von Horvath Hungarian/Austrian playwright, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Margaret Hamilton actress: The Wizard of Oz, The Anderson Tapes, Brewster McCloud; Maxwell House commercials; is born in Cleveland OH.Ref: 4
1902 Richard A Butler England, Dutch Minister of Finance/Foreign affairs, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Richard A Butler England, Dutch Minister of Finance/Foreign affairs, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Roger Wolcott Sperry physicist, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Dalton Trumbo US, writer/film director (Johnny Got His Gun), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Grace Hopper computer developer: COBOL; U.S. Naval officer: Rear Admiral, oldest naval officer on active duty [retired at age 79]; is born.Ref: 4
1906*Greet Koeman Dutch singer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Freddy Martin ‘Mr. Silvertone’: musician: tenor sax; bandleader: I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Cocoanuts, April in Portugal, I Saw Stars, Then I’ll Be Tired of You, Isle of Capri, Piano Concerto in B Flat, Tonight We Love, Bumble Boogie, Sabre Dance Boogie, Warsaw Concerto, Rose O’Day, Miss You; is born in Cleveland OH.Ref: 4
1907*Noel Walton Bott engineer, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Douglas Fairbanks Jr. actor: Ghost Story, Gunga Din, The Prisoner of Zenda, Accused, Catherine the Great, Scarlet Dawn; TV host: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Presents; is born in New York NY.Ref: 4
1910*Dick Elffers Dutch graphic artist/painter (Holland Festival), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Stephen Jurika Jr US pilot/captain (WWII, Santa Cruz, Navy Cross), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Lee J. Cobb (Leo Jacoby) actor: Bull of the West, The Exorcist, MacKenna’s Gold, Coogan’s Bluff, Our Man Flint, How the West was Won, Come Blow Your Horn, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Exodus, Green Mansions, The Brothers Karamazov, Twelve Angry Men, The Three Faces of Eve, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, On the Waterfront, Death of a Salesman, The Virginian; died Feb 11, 1976Ref: 4
1911*[William] Broderick Crawford Philadelphia PA, actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol, Hunter, Liar's Moon), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, (Rep-D-MA) former House Speaker, is born in Cambridge, MA.Ref: 68
1912*Fred Engelen Flemish actor/director [or Dec 12], is born.Ref: 5
1913*Frances Reid Wichita Falls TX, actress (Alice-Days of our Lives), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Herbert Huncke writer, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Jarotschin Germany, soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Kirk Douglas (Isadore Demsky/Issur Danielovitch) actor: Greedy, The Secret, Oscar, Queenie, Tough Guys, The Final Countdown, The Chosen, A Gunfight, There was a Crooked Man, The Arrangement, The Brotherhood, In Harm’s Way, Seven Days in May, Spartacus, Lonely are the Brave, Paths of Glory, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Lust for Life, Ulysses, Young Man with a Horn, Champion, The Bad and the Beautiful; father of actor Mike Douglas, is born.Ref: 68
1916*Wolfgang Hildesheimer German/Swiss architect/writer (Mozart biog), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Redd Foxx (John Elroy Sanford) comedian: Sanford and Son, The Royal Family, Redd Foxx, The Redd Foxx Show, Harlem Nights, Norman, Is that You?, Cotton Comes to Harlem; is born in St Louis MO.Ref: 4
1925*Dina Merrill (Nedenia Hutton Rumbough) actress: Suture, Fear, Caddyshack 2, The Sundowners, Butterfield 8, Operation Petticoat, Hot Pursuit; heir to Post cereal fortune, is born in New York NY.Ref: 5
1926*Luis Miguel Domingufn Spain, matador, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Pierre Henry composer, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Dick Van Patten actor: Eight is Enough, When Things Were Rotten, WIOU, The Partners, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Mama, A Dangerous Place, Spaceballs, Westworld, Superdad, Son of Blob, is born in Queens NY.Ref: 4
1929*John Cassavetes actor: Edge of the City, The Dirty Dozen, Rosemary’s Baby, Johnny Staccato; director: Big Trouble, Love Streams, Gloria, Opening Night, Faces, Shadows; is born in New York NY.Ref: 68
1929*Michel Fano composer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Robert J L Hawke (Lab), PM Australia (1983-91), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Buck Henry (Zuckerman) actor: Short Cuts, Grumpy Old Men, Eating Raoul, Catch-22, The Graduate; Emmy Award-winning writer: Ship of Spies, Get Smart [1966-67]; That was the Week That Was, To Die For, The Day of the Dolphin, What’s Up, Doc?, The Owl and the Pussycat, Catch-22, The Graduate; entertainer: The Steve Allen Show, The New Show, is born in New York NY.Ref: 4
1932*Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill jazz musician, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Morton Downey Jr. talk show host: The Morton Downey, Jr. Show; actor: The Silencer, Revenge of the Nerds 3: The Next Generation, Driving Me Crazy, Predator 2; is born.Ref: 4
1933*Milt Campbell Plainfield NJ, hurdler/decathlete (Olympics-gold-56), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Orville Moody Chickasha OK, PGA golfer (1969 US Open), is born.Ref: 5
1934*[Amos] Junior Wells Memphis TN, blues singer (In My Younger Days), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Dame Judi Dench York England, British stage & film actress (As Time Goes By, Goldeneye-"M", Her Majesty Mrs Brown-Queen Victoria), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Al Kaline Baltimore MD, baseball outfielder (Detroit Tigers), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Alan Ridout composer, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Milton Gray Campbell Plainfield NJ, decathlete (Olympics-gold-1956), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Dominico Tromp Aruba, stage leader, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Deacon (David) Jones Pro Football Hall of Famer: LA Rams: coined the term ‘sack’ of which he was premier at the time; NFL defensive player of the year [1967, 1968]; San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, is born.Ref: 4
1938 Elizabeth H "Rina" Venter South African minister of Health care, is born.Ref: 5
1938*William Thomas McKinley composer, is born.Ref: 5
1938*David Houston Grammy Award-winning singer: Almost Persuaded [1966]; Mountain of Love, Livin’ in a House Full of Love, With One Exception, You Mean the World to Me, Have a Little Faith, Already It’s Heaven, Baby Baby [I Know You’re a Lady], So Many Ways; actor: Carnival Rock, Cottonpickin’ Chickenpickers; is born.Ref: 5
1940*Sammy Strain US singer (Imperials-Hurt So Bad), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Beau (Lloyd III) Bridges director, Emmy Award-winning actor; son of actor Lloyd Bridges, brother of actor Jeff Bridges, is born in Los Angeles CA.Ref: 4
1941*Dan Hicks rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Dick Butkus College and Pro Football Hall of Famer: Chicago Bears: middle linebacker: NFL Defensive Player of the Year [1969, 1970]; actor: Rich Man, Poor Man, Half Nelson, is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 4
1942*Joe McGinniss Rye NY, author (Selling of the President 1968), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Kenny Vance rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Jim Merritt baseball: pitcher: Minnesota Twins [World Series: 1965], Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1970/all-star: 1970], Texas Rangers, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Rick Danko Canada, rocker (The Band-Islands, Stage Fright), is born.Ref: 5
1944*George Baker [Hans Bouwens] Dutch vocalist (G B Selection), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Neil Innes musician: keyboard, singer, songwriter: group: The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Michael Nouri actor: To the Limit, Danielle Steele’s Changes, The Hidden, Flashdance, Gangster Wars, Love & War, The Gangster Chronicles, Downtown, The Curse of Dracula, The Bay City Blues, Beacon Hill, is born in Washington DC.Ref: 4
1947*Steve Owens Heisman Trophy winner: Oklahoma [1969], is born.Ref: 4
1948*Marleen Gorris Dutch director (Mres Dalloway, Antonia, Last Island), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Ron Vawter Latham NY, actor (Philadelphia, Empire City, Twister), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Dennis Dunaway rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Thomas O Kite Jr Austin TX, PGA golfer (1978 British Columbia Open, Crosby 1983), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Joan Armatrading singer, songwriter: Me, Myself, I, Love and Affection, Down to Zero, Water in the Wine, Drop the Pilot, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Actor Michael Dorn (Worf on ST:TNG) is born.Ref: 5
1952*Jim Kerr Radio Personality, NY City morning radio for 22 years, is born.Ref: 5
1953*John Malkovich Emmy Award-winning actor: Death of a Salesman [1986]; Mulholland Falls, Dangerous Liaisons, True West, The Killing Fields, The Sheltering Sky, Places in the Heart, Of Mice and Men, In the Line of Fire, Empire of the Sun, is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 5
1953*World B Free NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Jack Hues singer: group: Wang Chung: Everybody Have Fun Tonight, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Herman Finkers Dutch cabaret performer, is born.Ref: 5
1955*Otis Birdsong basketball: guard: Univ. of Houston [Player of the Year: 1977]; KS City Kings, New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics; four-time NBA all-star; scored over 14,000 career points, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Sylvia (Sylvia Hutton) singer: Nobody, You Don’t Miss a Thing, The Drifter, The Matador, Heart on the Mend, Sweet Yesterday, is born in Kokomo IN.Ref: 4
1957*Donny Osmond singer: Go Away Little Girl, Puppy Love; [w/sister, Marie]: I’m Leaving It All Up to You; group: Osmond Brothers: One Bad Apple; TV host: Donny and Marie; actor: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, is born in Ogden UT. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 4
1958*Nancy J Currie Wilmington DE, Major Army/astronaut (STS 57, 70, sk: 88), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Juan Samuel San Pedro de Macoris, infielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Christiane Jolissaint Switzerland, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1961*Ian Andrew Wright Hamilton New Zealand, rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Joe Lando Los Angeles CA, actor (Byron Sully-Dr Quinn), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Barbara Palacios Caracas Venezuela, Miss Universe (1986), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Barry Wilburn NFL full safety (Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Petr Briza Prague Czechoslovakia, hockey goalie (Team Czechoslovakia Representative), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Brad Savage Livdnia MI, actor (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Caryn Kadavy Erie PA, figure skater, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Karla Nelson Pine City MN, bodybuilder-Ms America (1993), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Dana Murzyn Calgary, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Cathy Mockett Newport Beach CA, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-7th), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Ray Agnew NFL nose tackle (Carolina Panthers, NY Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Michael Foster Richmond VA, drummer (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Bill Johnson NFL defensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Brent Price NBA guard (Houston Rockets, Washington Bullets), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Kurt Angle Pittsburgh PA, 220 lbs freestyle wrestler (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Allison Smith Bronx NY, actress (Jennie-Cagney & Lacey, Kate & Allie), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Jakob Dylan NY NY, singer/guitarist/Bob Dylan's son (The Wallflowers-One Headlight), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Greg[ory] Klingsporn Morristown NJ, rower (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Ramon Garcia Guanare Venezuela, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Donald Douglas WLAF safety (Rhein Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Marlin Cannon Dallas TX, 200 meter/400 meter runner, is born.Ref: 5
1970*David Kersh Humble TX, country singer (If I Never Stop Loving You), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Chris Boniol NFL kicker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Clifton Abraham NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Petr Nedved Libercec Czechoslovakia, NHL center (Team Czechoslovakia, Pittsburgh Penguins), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Todd Van Poppel Hinsdale IL, pitcher (Oakland A's), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Fabrice Santoro Tahiti, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1972*Paul Greene Australian 100 meter/200 meter/400 meter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Tony Batista Puerto Plata Dominican Republic, infielder (Oakland A's), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Joshua Rudoy actor (Harry & the Hendersons), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Stuart McRae Australian rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Mandy James Jacksonville FL, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), is born.Ref: 5
1165*Malcom IV king of Scotland (1153-65), dies at 24.Ref: 5
1292*Sa'di great Persian poet (Orchard, Rose Garden), dies.Ref: 5
1437*Sigismund German Emperor/king of Hungary/Bohemia, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1565*Pius IV, [Gianangelo de' Medici], Italian Pope (1559-65), dies at 66.Ref: 69
1625*Ubbo Emmius [van Embden] Frisian humanist/historian, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1636*Giovanni B Aleotti Italian writer/theater architect, dies at about 90.Ref: 5
1641*Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Flemish artist (Charles I of England), the namesake of the beard style, dies at age 42.Ref: 70
1669*Clement IX [Giulio Rospigliosi] Italian Pope (1667-69), dies.Ref: 69
1674*Edward Hyde first earl of Clarendon English PM (1660-67), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1706*Pedro II king of Portugal (1683-1706), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1767*Benedetto Alfieri Italian architect (San Giovanni Battista), dies.Ref: 5
1783*First execution at English Newgate-jail.Ref: 5
1792*Henry Laurens, American President of Continental Congress (1777-78), dies at age 68.Ref: 70
1814*Jose Angel Lamas composer, dies at 39.Ref: 5
1819*Ann C Coleman fiancee of President Buchanan, commits suicide.Ref: 5
1827*Frantois Leonard Rouwyzer composer, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1874*Ezra Cornell, the founder of Western Union Telegraph and Cornell University, dies.Ref: 68
1893*George Elvey composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1905*Henry Holmes composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1916*P Paul Leroy-Beaulieu French economist (Economist France), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1924*Bernard Zweers Dutch composer (Gisbertus of Aemstel), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1925*Eugene Gigout composer, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1930*Andrew ‘Rube’ Foster ‘The Father of Negro Baseball’: Baseball Hall of Famer: pitcher: Cuban and Philadelphia Giants; manager: Chicago Leland Giants, Chicago American Giants; formed Negro National League; dies.Ref: 24
1940*Maletti Italian general, dies in battle.Ref: 5
1941*Leonard "Leo" Polak Dutch philosopher, dies in Sachsenhausen at 61.Ref: 5
1944*Laird Cregar actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square), dies at 28.Ref: 5
1956*Hans Barth composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1957*Carswell Adams sportscaster (Your Sports Special), dies.Ref: 5
1959*Walter Compton news anchor (DuMont Evening News), dies at 47.Ref: 5
1959*Kurt Kisber writer, dies.Ref: 5
1963*Philibert Schmitz Belgium, historian (Order of St Benoît), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1964*Dame Edith L Sitwell, English poet/author (Wheels), dies at 77.Ref: 17
1965*Branch Rickey, the American baseball executive famous for creating the farm team system and hiring the first black players, dies.Ref: 70
1966*Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1967*John Mills musician: guitar, singer: bass: group: The Mills Brothers [father of the four Mills brothers, took youngest son John, Jr.’s place after his death in 1935]: Paper Doll, You Always Hurt the One You Love, I Love You So Much It Hurts, I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, Someday [You’ll Want Me To Want You], Be My Life’s Companion, Glow-Worm; dies.Ref: 5
1968*Karl Barth, Swiss theologian, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1970*Artem Mikoyan Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1971*Ralph Bunche, U.S. diplomat and the first African-American Nobel Prize winner [1950], dies at 67 in New York NY.Ref: 2
1972*Louella Parsons (Oettinger) gossip columnist: competed in print and on radio with nemesis Hedda Hopper; dies at age 91.Ref: 4
1974*Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1975*William A. (Augustus) Wellman Academy Award-winning screenwriter: A Star is Born [1937]; director: The High and the Mighty, Battleground, A Star is Born [1937], Westward the Women; dies at age 79.Ref: 4
1976*Nino Martini actor (Here's to Romance), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1977*Clarice Lispector writer, dies.Ref: 5
1978*Dick (Richard Walther) Siebert baseball: Brooklyn Dodgers, SL Cardinals, Philadelphia Athletics [all-star: 1943]; dies.Ref: 4
1979*Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, El Paso IL, the religious broadcaster, died in NY City at age 84. (TWA, 1981)Ref: 95
1981*Tonny Til rocker, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1982*Leon Jaworski attorney: Watergate special prosecutor; dies at age 77.Ref: 4
1982*Fritz Usinger German writer (Song against Death), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1982*Paul Godwin [Goldfein] Polish/Dutch violist, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1982*Roger Danneels Flemish accordionist, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1982*Joey Forman actor (Sid Caesar Show, Joey Bishop Show), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1983*David Rounds actor (Terence-Beacon Hill), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1990*Mike Mazurski wrestler/actor (Centerfold Girls), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1992*Carl Barger baseball president (Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1992*Vincent Gardenia Tony Award-winning actor: The Prisoner of Second Avenue; Emmy Award-winner [1990]: Age-Old Friends [HBO]; L.A. Law, Breaking Away, All in the Family, The Super, Skin Deep, Moonstruck, Little Shop of Horrors, Death Wish series, Bang the Drum Slowly, The Hustler; dies at age 71.Ref: 4
1993*Danny Blanchflower North Ireland soccer/union coach, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1993*Muhammad Reza Golpayegani ayatollah of Iran, dies.Ref: 5
1994*Maureen Cox Starkey, ex-wife of Ringo, dies of leukemia at 48.Ref: 5
1994*Garnet Silk Jamaican raggae-singer, dies at 28.Ref: 5
1994*Kim II Sung President of North Korea (1945-94), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1994*Max Bill Swiss painter/sculptor/politician, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1995*Vivian Blaine (Stapleton) actress: State Fair, Guys and Dolls, Those Two), dies of heart failure at 74.Ref: 4
1995*Aviator Douglas "Wrong-Way" Corrigan dies at age 88. Corrigan got his nickname when he made a solo flight to Ireland in 1938 instead of to Orange, CA, as he announced. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1995*Benny Lee entertainer, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1995*Hugh Armstrong Clegg industrial relations academic, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1995*Toni Cade Bambara filmmaker, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1995*Vitali Viktorovich Savitsky biologist/politician, dies at 40.Ref: 5
1996*English-born archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Leakey dies in Kenya at age 83.Ref: 70
1996*Anne Bolt photo-journalist/trade unionist, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1996*Faron Young country singer, commits suicide at 64.Ref: 5
1996*Ivor Roberts-Jones sculptor, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1996*Raphael Samuel historian, dies at 32.Ref: 5
1996*Alain Emile Louis Marie Poher French President of European Parliament (1966-69), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1997*Tamara Geva dancer, dies at 91Ref: 5
1997*At least 69 people are killed when a Russian military cargo plane crashed in the Siberian city of Irkutsk seconds after takeoff. (XDG, 12/06/2002, p 4A)Ref: 83
1998*American Boxer Archie (Archibald Lee Wright ) Moore dies at age 84.Ref: 24
2003*Paul Simon (Sen-D-IL) dies in Springfield IL at age 75, one day after heart surgery. (XDG, p 5A, 12/10/2003)Ref: 83

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