Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
December 10th

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741*Zacharias becomes Pope.Ref: 5
1294*Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th).Ref: 5
1496*Portugal issues expulsion order to remove all Jews from country within ten months.Ref: 10
1508 League of Cambrai formed to rally against Venetian power.Ref: 5
1520*(Protestant Reformation) German reformer Martin Luther publicly burned Pope Leo X's bull, "Exsurge Domine," which had demanded that Luther recant his "protestant" heresies, including that of justification by faith alone rather than through purchased indulgences or other papal favors.Ref: 5
1582*France begins use of Gregorian calendar.Ref: 5
1672*NY Governor Lovelace announces monthly mail service between NY & Boston.Ref: 5
1688*King James II flees London.Ref: 5
1690*Massachusetts Bay becomes first American colonial government to borrow money.Ref: 5
1799*The metric system established in France.Ref: 5
1816 Dutch regain Sumatra.Ref: 5
1817*(new state) Mississippi, the state with the same name as the mighty river that borders it, and the 20th state, entered the USA this day. Although the Indian word, Mississippi, translates to ‘father of waters’, Mississippi’s nickname is the Magnolia State. Not so coincidentally, the state flower is the magnolia. The mockingbirds sitting on the branches of the magnolia trees are the state birds. Jackson, one of the largest cities in the state is also the state capital. Now, class, how were we taught to remember how to spell this state? All together now: M-i-s, s-i-s, s-i-p-p-i; or M-i-s-s, i-s-s, i-p-p-i; or M-i-crooked letter-crooked letter-i, crooked letter-crooked letter-i, humpback-humpback-i.Ref: 4
1839*(day unspecified) The slave factory at Lomboko, Sierra Leone (where the Amistad was originally loaded with its slave cargo) raided by British and all slaves there liberated.Ref: 87
1854*The second construction of the structure known as St Paul's Outside the Walls was consecrated. The church is one of four major basilicas in Rome. The original edifice was erected by Roman emperor Constantine in 324, and rebuilt as a larger basilica in the late fourth century by the Emperor Honorius (395).Ref: 5
1862*The U.S. House of Representatives passes a bill creating the state of West Virginia.Ref: 2
1869*Governor John Campbell signs the bill that grants women in Wyoming Territory the right to vote as well as hold public office.Ref: 2
1878*Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly and his Kelly Gang invaded a bush station near Euroa. Twenty two people were rounded up and locked in the sheep station. Then Ned and two of his men rode into Euroa and proceeded to rob its National Bank. They collected 2,000 pounds in a brazen daylight robbery and then disappeared back into the bush. Ref 
1884*Porfirio Diaz becomes President of Mexico.Ref: 10
1901*Frederick Passey of France and Jean Henri Dunant of Switzerland share the first Nobel Peace Prize, Roentgen (physics), Behring (medicine) Prudhomme (Liturature). Ref 
1902 Aswan dam completed and opened.Ref: 10
1903*The Nobel Prize for physics was awarded to Pierre and Marie Curie and fellow physicist Henri Becquerel for their work with radioactivity. Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, had coined the term radioactivity.Ref: 2
1904*King Peter I of Sweden named nationalist regime.Ref: 5
1905*(date approximate) President Roosevelt refuses to reappoint Pat Garrett as El Paso collector of customs, there on the border with Old Mexico. Garrett and his family return to their ranch in the San Andres Mountains. Ref 
1906*(Haywood Trial) (day unspecified) Clarence Darrow agrees to travel to Idaho to head the defense of William Haywood, joined by other attorneys including Edmund Richardson, general attorney for the Western Federation of Miners.Ref: 87
1906*President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for helping mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War.Ref: 70
1907*Ruyard Kipling receives Nobel prize for literature.Ref: 5
1910*JD Van de Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics.Ref: 5
1910*(Rosenberg) Harry Gold is born in Philadelphia. Ref 
1911*Tobias Asser given Nobel prize for peace.Ref: 5
1912*(date unspecified) Daniel Sickles was deposed as Chairman of the New York Monuments Commission, which had headed during the twenty-six years of its existence. There was a shortage of $27,000, and there was some talk of arresting the old soldier, but nothing came of it.  
1913*Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics.Ref: 5
1914*French government returns to Paris.Ref: 5
1915*10,000,000th model T Ford assembled.Ref: 5
1917*The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the International Red Cross.Ref: 2
1918 U.S. troops are called to guard Berlin as a coup is feared.Ref: 2
1920*President Woodrow Wilson receives Nobel Peace Prize.Ref: 5
1922*Nobel awarded to Fridtjof Nansen, Niels Bohr & Albert Einstein.Ref: 5
1923*Polish government of Grabski forms.Ref: 5
1924*J. Edgar Hoover is appointed permanant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (TWA, 1989)Ref: 95
1924*Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel for medicine.Ref: 5
1925*George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel for literature.Ref: 5
1931*Manuel Azaña becomes premier/Niceto Zamora President of Spain.Ref: 5
1931*Jane Addams became a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the first American woman so honored.Ref: 5
1932*King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution.Ref: 5
1934 Fascist dictator of Latvia Ulmanis begins building concentration camp.Ref: 5
1934*Saint-Adelbert cooperation formed by Catholic elite.Ref: 5
1935*(Scottsboro Boys) (day unspecified) The Scottsboro Defense Committee is organized.Ref: 87
1936*King Edward VIII of England abdicates to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson, an American citizen.Ref: 5
1936*Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry.Ref: 5
1936*England replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI.Ref: 5
1936*(Scottsboro Boys) (day unspecified) Thomas Knight meets with Samuel Liebowitz in New York to discuss a possible compromise.Ref: 87
1938*Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Zen teacher, Rinzai line, enters Zen priesthood.Ref: 5
1940*(day unspecified) The MAUD Committee issues report on isotope separation authored by Simon. Report concludes manufacturing U-235 by gaseous diffusion is feasible on a scale suitable for weapons production.Ref: 91
1941*Hitler addresses about 50 leading Nazis in the chancellery, telling them that the time had come to annihilate the Jews in Europe. 
1942*(day unspecified) During this month the work on gaseous diffusion is reorganized. On the strength of the Lewis Committee's recommendation, gaseous diffusion is chosen as the principal enrichment approach.Ref: 91
1942*(day unspecified) Kellex, a subsidiary of Kellog is created to build a plant, Keith is put in charge. Contracts are put in place, and hiring begins for plant construction. Kellex immediately begins work on a process for producing usable barrier material on an industrial scale.Ref: 91
1942*(day unspecified) Bush provides Roosevelt with an estimate placing the total cost for the Manhattan Project at $400 million (almost 5 times the previous estimate). Roosevelt approves the expenditure.Ref: 91
1942*(day unspecified) Plans and contracts are made for the construction of an experimental reactor, plutonium separation plant, and electromagnetic separation facility at Oak Ridge.Ref: 91
1942*The first transport of Jews from Germany arrives at Auschwitz.Ref: 35
1943*(day unspecified) After attempts to bring the first Alpha racetrack into operation fail, Y-12 is shut down for equipment rebuilding.Ref: 91
1943*(day unspecified) Segre measures the spontaneous fission rate of U-235 at Los Alamos, and finds it lower than expected. This allows a substantial reduction in performance of the planned gun assembly method for uranium.Ref: 91
1943*(day unspecified) Chemical separation of reactor-produced plutonium begins, using fuel from the X-10 pile.Ref: 91
1944*(day unspecified) Y-12 output climbs to 90 grams of highly enriched uranium a day.Ref: 91
1944*(day unspecified) Work begins on an implosion initiator for the solid core bomb, it is not clear at this point if one can be made.Ref: 91
1945*Preston Tucker reveals plan to produce the Torpedo, a new 150 MPH car.Ref: 5
1947 USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement.Ref: 5
1948*The U.N. General Assembly adopted its Universal Declaration on Human Rights.Ref: 70
1950*Dr. Ralph Bunche became the first black to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. He was undersecretary of the U.N. at the time.Ref: 4
1950*(Scottsboro Boys) (day unspecified) Patterson is involved in a barroom fight resulting in the death of another man. Haywood is charged with murder.Ref: 87
1952*Yitzhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd President of Israel.Ref: 5
1954*Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize.Ref: 5
1956 Establishment of MPLA in Angola.Ref: 5
1957*Paul Hardcastle Jazz musicianRef: 76
1961*USSR & Albania break diplomatic relations.Ref: 5
1961*US performs nuclear test at Carlsbad NM (underground).Ref: 5
1962*Hunters Point (San Francisco) jitney ends service after 50 years.Ref: 5
1962*Dr. Linus Pauling becomes first individual to win second Nobel prize (Peace); won Chemistry 1954.Ref: 10
1963*Zanzibar becomes independent within British Commonwealth.Ref: 5
1963*Michael Clarke Duncan Actor ("The Green Mile"), is born.Ref: 76
1964*(Mississippi Burning) A U. S. Commissioner dismisses charges against the nineteen alleged conspirators.Ref: 87
1964*Rev. Martin Luther King receives the Nobel Prize for Peace. He is the youngest person to have earned the award. (All Nobel Prizes are awarded on December 10th, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death.)Ref: 4
1965 Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia.Ref: 5
1965*J Mascis, Rock musician, is born.Ref: 76
1965*Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia.Ref: 5
1966*Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature; Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S Mulliken.Ref: 5
1967*(Chicago 7) (day unspecified) Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin meet to discuss possibility of having demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.Ref: 87
1970*Lee Iacocca named president of Ford Motor Company.Ref: 45
1970*Kevin Sharp Country singer, is born.Ref: 76
1971*West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel Peace Prize.Ref: 5
1971*(US Supreme Court Justice) William H. Rehnquist was confirmed by the Senate, 68-26, as U.S. Supreme Court Justice. He replaced Justice John Harlan who resigned in September 1971. Rehnquist joined the Court on January 7, 1972, the same day as Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr.Ref: 4
1972*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1972*Puff Johnson, Singer, is born.Ref: 76
1974*European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament.Ref: 5
1975*Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize.Ref: 5
1977 On UN Human Rights Day, the Soviet Union places 20 prominent dissidents under house arrest, cutting off telephones and threatening to break up a planned silent demonstration in Moscow's Pushkin Square.Ref: 2
1978*In Oslo, Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize.Ref: 5
1979 Piet Dankert appointed as chairman of European Parliament.Ref: 5
1980*USSR performs underground nuclear test.Ref: 5
1980*Rep. John W. Jenrette, D-S.C., resigned to avoid being expelled from the House following his conviction on charges relating to the FBI's Abscam investigation.Ref: 70
1983*Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's first civilian president.Ref: 5
1983*Danuta Walesa accepts the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of her husband Lech Walesa, the Polish labor leaderRef: 5
1984*South African Bishop Desmond Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize.Ref: 70
1985 Junta leaders Videla & Massera sentenced in Buenos Aires.Ref: 5
1985*The R.H. Donnelley Corporation announced plans to bring full color to its phone books, with red, blue and green ... along with the traditional Yellow Pages; and it wasn’t long before ads printed in the Yellow Pages began sprouting up with red, blue and green accents (which cost more than the traditional, black-only print).Ref: 4
1985*Bill to balance the federal budget passed by Congress.Ref: 5
1985*Raven-Symone Actress ("The Cosby Show"), is born.Ref: 76
1986*France performs nuclear test.Ref: 5
1986*Exxon announced the sale of its Manhattan landmark, the 53-story Exxon Building, to a Japanese real estate developer. The price tag was $610 million., is born.Ref: 4
1986*Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.Ref: 5
1989*President Gustav Husák of Czechoslovakia, resigns.Ref: 5
1990*A stand-in for Mikhail Gorbachev accepted the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize. (XDG, p 4A, 12/10/2000)Ref: 83
1991*William Kennedy Smith, accused of raping Patricia Bowman, proclaimed his innocence during his trial in West Palm Beach, Fla.Ref: 64
1991*The U.S. Supreme Court struck down NY’s Son of Sam Law that forced criminals’ profits for selling their stories to be seized and given to their victims. The High Court held that the NY law was inconsistent with the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.Ref: 4
1993*Dow Jones hits record 3740.67.Ref: 5
1993*Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee line up one-by-one in favor of impeaching President Clinton; Democrats vow opposition after lawyers clas in closing arguments over "high crimes and misdemeanors". (XDG, p 4A, 12/10/2003)Ref: 83
1993*South African President FW de Klerk and African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela accepted their Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Norway. (XDG, p 4A, 12/10/2003)Ref: 83
1994*European Campaign against Racism "All different, All equal" begins.Ref: 5
1994*Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin received the Nobel Peace Prize, pledging to pursue their mission of healing the anguished Middle East.Ref: 70
1995*Worst snowstorm in Buffalo history, 37.9" in 24 hours (Starting Dec 9 at 7 PM, breaks previous record of 25.3" in 1982.Ref: 5
1996*Roman Catholic Bishop Filipe Ximenes Belo and exiled activist Jose Ramos Horta, opponents of Indonesia's occupation of East Timor, accepted the Nobel Peace Prize.Ref: 64
1996*On International Human Rights Day, President Clinton urged the Senate to embrace a 17-year-old treaty barring abuses against women.Ref: 64
1998 The Palestinian leadership scrapped constitutional clauses rejecting Israel's existence.Ref: 70
1999*Computer scientist Wen Ho Lee was arrested and charged with removing secrets from secure computers at the Los Alamos weapons lab. (Lee was later freed after pleading guilty to one count of downloading restricted data to tape; 58 other counts were dropped.)Ref: 70
1999*Rock singer-musician Rick Danko of The Band died at age 56.Ref: 70
2000*In Washington, lawyers for Al Gore and George W. Bush filed briefs outlining their cases to be argued the next day before the U.S. Supreme Court. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak submitted his resignation, starting the countdown toward a special election.Ref: 64
2000*Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak submitted his resignation.Ref: 70
2002*Former President Jimmy Carter accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his diplomacy in the Middle East in the 1970s.Ref: 70
1593*Italian archaeologist Antonio Bosio first descended into the subterranean Christian burial chambers, located under the streets of Rome. Bosio was dubbed the "Columbus of the Catacombs," and his books long remained the standard work on the underground tombs of the early Roman Church.Ref: 5
1845*Patent received by London's Robert Thompson on pneumatic tires or tyres as he would have spelled it.Ref: 10
1868*World's first traffic lights go into service in Parliament Square, London invented by J.P.Knight.Ref: 10
1911*Calbraith Rogers completes first crossing of US by airplane (84 days).Ref: 5
1919*Captain Ross Smith becomes the first person to fly 11,500 miles from England to Australia.Ref: 1
1958*The first domestic passenger jet flight took place in the United States as a National Airlines Boeing 707 flew 111 passengers from New York City to Miami.Ref: 70
1974*Helios 1 launched by US, Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun.Ref: 5
1977*Soyuz 26 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station.Ref: 5
1980*Soyuz T-3 returns to Earth.Ref: 5
1982*Soyuz T-5 returns to Earth, 211 days after take-off.Ref: 5
1984*Natl Science Foundation reports discovery of first planet outside solar system 21m light years awayRef: 5
1990*The Food and Drug Administration approves Norplant, a long-acting contraceptive implant. (XDG, p 4A, 12/10/2000)Ref: 83
1990*The space shuttle Columbia returns from its 10th mission. (XDG, p 4A, 12/10/2000)Ref: 83
1990*Soyuz TM-10 lands.Ref: 5
1991*First US Web page (and Web server) launched by particle physicist Paul Kunz at Stanford, Palo Alto.Ref: 10
1994*The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour deploy the repaired Hubble Space Telescope into Earth orbit. (XDG, p 4A, 12/10/2003)Ref: 84
1998*Six astronauts swung open the doors to the new international space station, becoming the first guests aboard the 250-mile-high outpost.Ref: 70
1652*Sea battle at Dungeness: Lieutenant-Admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet.Ref: 5
1745*Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws into Manchester.Ref: 5
1861*Kentucky is admitted to the Confederate States of America.Ref: 1
1864*General Sherman's armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins.Ref: 5
1887 Austria-Hungary/Italy/Great-Britain signs military treaty of Balkan.Ref: 5
1898*The United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Paris, ceding Spanish possessions, including the Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam, to the United States.Ref: 2
1899*First defeat of "Black Week" Battle at Stormberg South Africa - Boers vs British army; nearly 3000 British troops killed.Ref: 5
1917*Panama at war with Austria-Hungary.Ref: 38
1939*The first Canadian troop convoy leaves Halifax destined for Britain. 7400 men of the 1st Canadian Division leave on five ocean liners, escorted by RCN destroyers Ottawa, Restigouche, Fraser, and St. Laurent. 
1940*British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani).Ref: 5
1941*Japanese forces capture Canadian merchant ship Shinai off North Borneo. 
1941*Japanese troops land on northern Luzon in the Philippines and also seize Guam.Ref: 5
1941*The siege of Tobruk in North Africa is raised.Ref: 2
1941*British battleship Prince of Wales sinks off Singapore.Ref: 5
1942*Hitler names Mussert "leader of Netherlands people".Ref: 2
1942*North Africa: 5th German panzer army forms under Colonel-General von Arnim.Ref: 5
1943*British 8th Army occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy.Ref: 5
1943*Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill that postpones a draft of pre-Pearl Harbor fathers.Ref: 2
1943*Allied forces bomb Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.Ref: 2
1944*Nine Dutch citizens hanged by Nazis.Ref: 5
1944*German counter attack at Dillingen-bridgehead at Saar.Ref: 5
1949*150,000 French troops mass at the border in Vietnam to prevent a Chinese invasion.Ref: 1
1981 El Salvador army kills 900.Ref: 5
1995*The first group of US Marines arrive in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo to join NATO soldiers sent to keep the peace in Yugoslavia. (XDG, p 4A, 12/10/2000)Ref: 83
1810*The first interracial, title boxing bout was staged at Copthall Common in England. An American, Tom Molineaux, lost to Tom Cribb on a fluke punch. The fight went 40 rounds!Ref: 4
1896*Intercollegiate basketball was played for the first time as Wesleyan University defeated Yale, 4-3, in New Haven, Connecticut.Ref: 4
1918*National League secretary John Heydler is elected to be the president of the league.Ref: 1
1919*National League votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers.Ref: 5
1919*NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose American League resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties.Ref: 5
1922*Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards.Ref: 5
1924*Agreement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years.Ref: 5
1930*Adolph Rupp’s Kentucky Wildcats defeated Georgetown College, 67-19. It was the first time Rupp coached Kentucky and he wowed the crowd on hand with a fast break style of basketball that was practically unheard of at the time. Rupp continued to coach at Kentucky for 44 years, winning 874 games and earning four national titles.Ref: 4
1934*NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of the season.Ref: 5
1935*White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000.Ref: 5
1935*The Philadelphia A's trade Jimmie Foxx and Johnny Marcum to the Red Sox for Gordon Rhodes, prospect George Savino and $150,000.Ref: 1
1938*26th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 30-7.Ref: 5
1939*Green Bay Packers win NFL championship, beat NY Giants 27-0.Ref: 5
1954*(or 11th) Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium.Ref: 5
1956*Similar to the National League, the AL opts for a three-game playoff in case of a tie at the end of the regular season. Previously the tie had been broken with one-game winner-take-all format.Ref: 1
1958*University of Pittsburgh agrees to buy Forbes Field from the Pirates.Ref: 5
1961*Houston Oiler Billy Cannon gains record 373 yards against Titans.Ref: 5
1968*Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1970*North American Soccer League awards NY & Toronto franchises.Ref: 5
1971*In one of the worst deals ever made, the Mets trade Nolan Ryan and three prospects to the Angels for six time all-star third baseman Jim Fergosi. The fireballer from TX will set the all-time strike out record (5,714) and will become a member of the Hall of Fame while Fergosi will provide little help for NY.Ref: 1
1972*The longest non-scoring pass in NFL history was made as Jim Hart of the St. Louis Cardinals passed from his own one-yard-line to Bobby Moore, known now as Ahmad Rashad, who was tackled on the Los Angeles Rams’ one-yard-line. The pass officially went for 98 yards.Ref: 4
1973 Bruno Sammartino wins the WWF title when he defeats Stan Stasiak. Ref 
1973*The American League vote unanimously to adopt the designated hitter rule on a trial basis for three years.Ref: 1
1973*First time since 1885, tennis has 2 top males (S Smith & J Connors).Ref: 5
1975*The American League owners agree to let maverick Bill Vacua back into baseball by allowing him to purchase the White Sox from John Allyn for nearly $10 million dollars.Ref: 1
1975 Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, to become NWA champion.Ref: 5
1977*In only his second year of riding, Steve Cauthen became the first jockey to win $6-million in a single season. Cauthen was dubbed ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’, and ‘Stevie Wonder’ by his admirers and was named 1977 Sportsman of the Year by "Sports Illustrated", the Associated Press, "ABC’s Wide World of Sports" and "The Sporting News".Ref: 4
1978*Islanders end 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadiens.Ref: 5
1978*67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1).Ref: 5
1981*The Cardinals and Padres trade shortstops as Garry Templeton goes to San Diego along with and outfielder Sixto Lezcano to San Diego as Ozzie Smith and right-hander Steve Mura head for St. Louis. The trade, however, will not be finalized until Smith's salary with his new club is determined by an outside arbitrator over two months later.Ref: 1
1982*Michael 'Dynamite' Dokes (of Akron OH) KO's Mike Weaver (of Galveston TX) in the 63 seconds into the 1st round for the WBA heavyweight boxing title at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas NV.Ref: 97
1983*Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat NY Jets 34-7.Ref: 5
1983*58th Australian Women's Tennis: M Navratilova beats K Jordan (62 76).Ref: 5
1986*Atlanta Hawk Dominique Wilkins scores 57 points vs Chicago Bulls.Ref: 5
1988*Washington Capitals first NHL scoreless tie, vs Montréal Canadiens.Ref: 5
1991*Howard Spira sentenced to 2½ years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.Ref: 5
1992*NY Yankees sign free agent pitcher Jimmy Key.Ref: 5
1992*Orlanda Magic scores 14 3-pointers (2 shy of record).Ref: 5
1992*NHL awards franchises to Miami & Anaheim (for 1994-95).Ref: 5
1994*60th Heisman Trophy Award: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado (RB).Ref: 5
1995*First meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81.Ref: 5
1995*Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green win LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches.Ref: 5
1998*The Devil Rays signs the 34-year-old free agent Jose Canseco to a one-year deal to play left fielder and as a designated hitter.Ref: 1
1998*After 24 years and 1,071 appearances, Dennis Eckersley, 44, who has pitched in more major league games than any other player retires as an active player.Ref: 1
1999*The Colorado Rockies announce new team orthopedists: Dr. Richard Hawkins, Dr. Michael Curtin and Dr. Richard Steadman.Ref: 86
1999*Boxer Mike Tyson won't have ferret neglect charges on his record. Authorities say they won't charge the former heavyweight champion with neglecting two ferrets at his Las Vegas home mostly because they don't know who was supposed to be taking care of the animals.Ref: 98
1831*"Spirit of the Times" begins publishing (weekly horse racing sheet).Ref: 5
1882 John Brahms' "Gesang der the Parzen" premieres.Ref: 5
1896 Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1899 Frank Wedekind's "Der Kammersang" premieres in Berlin.Ref: 5
1905 "The Gift of the Magi," a short story by William Sydney Porter (O. Henry), 43, was first published.Ref: 5
1910*Tenor Enrico Caruso and conductor Arturo Toscanini were featured at the Metropolitan Opera House in NY City for the world premiere of Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West.Ref: 4
1926*2nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published.Ref: 5
1927*For the first time, famed radio announcer George Hay introduced the WSM Barn Dance as The Grand Ole Opry. The show’s title may have changed but it remained the home of country music.Ref: 4
1930*Duke Ellington and his orchestra recorded the haunting Mood Indigo on Victor Records. It became one of the Duke’s most famous standards.Ref: 4
1949*Fats Domino recorded his first sides for Imperial Records. The legend from New Orleans recorded The Fat Man, one of the earliest rock and roll records. The title also turned into Domino’s nickname and stayed with him through his years of success. For those with a burning desire to know, Fats’ real name is Antoine. The Fat Man, incidentally, is thought to have been a million-seller, but that can’t be verified.Ref: 4
1953 With an investment of $7,600, Hugh Hefner published the first Playboy magazine.Ref: 4
1953*"John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 performances; Harry Belefonte debuts.Ref: 5
1955*The Big Surprise on NBC-TV awarded the largest amount of money given away on television. Mrs. Ethel Park Richardson of Los Angeles, CA may have needed an armored truck to carry away her $100,000 in cash.Ref: 4
1961*Dr Ruth marries Fred Westheimer.Ref: 5
1963*6 year old Donny Osmond's singing debut on the Andy Williams Show.Ref: 5
1965*The Grateful Dead played their first concert, at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.Ref: 70
1965*"Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances.Ref: 5
1966*The Beach Boys made a one-week stop at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 as Good Vibrations made it to #1. It was the third #1 hit the group scored. The others were I Get Around and Help Me, Rhonda.Ref: 4
1976*Wings release triple album "Wings Over America".Ref: 5
1978*"Platinum" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 33 performances.Ref: 5
1981*Jules Feiffer's "Grownups" premieres in NY NY.Ref: 5
1986*Rembrandt's "Portrait of Young Girl Wearing Gold-Trimmed Coat" sells for $10.3 million.Ref: 10
1987*"Nightline" is seen in the USSR for first time.Ref: 5
1988*Chicago’s Look Away was the #1 single in the U.S. It was one of three top-ten hits from the Chicago 19 album (the others were I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love and You’re Not Alone).Ref: 4
1991*Jackie Martling walks off of Howard Stern show for 1 day.Ref: 5
1991*IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1991*"Crucible" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 32 performances.Ref: 5
1991*Alan Freed, the disc jockey credited with giving ‘Rock and Roll’ its name, was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Freed died Jan 20, 1965.)Ref: 4
1992*"My Favorite Year" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 37 performances.Ref: 5
1994*Kenny G’s Miracles: The Holiday Album was number one in the U.S. It became the best selling Christmas album in history, selling over 8 million albums as of 2000. The tracks: Winter Wonderland, White Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Silent Night, Greensleeves, Miracles, Little Drummer Boy, The Chanukah Song, Silver Bells, Away in a Manger and Brahms Lullaby.Ref: 4
1538*Giovanni Battista Guarini Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd), is born.Ref: 5
1610*Adriaen von Ostade, Dutch painter and printmaker, is born.Ref: 70
1679 Willem Maurits Dutch count of Nassau/Governor of Zeeuws-Flanders, is born.Ref: 5
1691*Cornelis Pronk Dutch portrait painter/cartoonist, is born.Ref: 5
1741*Agatha "Aagje" Deken Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children), is born.Ref: 5
1745 Thomas Holcroft is born.Ref: 10
1764*Louis-Sebastien Lebrun composer, is born.Ref: 5
1765 [IzaSk J] Alexander Gogel Dutch minister of Finance/patriot, is born.Ref: 5
1787*Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet educator: founded first public school for deaf children [now the American School for the Deaf]; is born.Ref: 4
1794*James Wolfe Ripley Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1870, is born.Ref: 5
1805*John E Feisser theologist/founder first Dutch baptist church, is born.Ref: 5
1813*Zachariah Chandler US, merchant/politician (founder of Republican Party), is born.Ref: 5
1813*Errico Petrella composer, is born.Ref: 5
1815*Augusta Ada Byron, later the Countess of Lovelace, is born. Lovelace, a mathematical prodigy and daughter of the poet Lord Byron, was an important influence on Charles Babbage, who developed one of the first mechanical computers. Ref. 
1820*David Allen Russell Army Brevet Major General (Union), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1821*Nikolai A Nekrasov Russian poet (Russkije Zjenjshiny), is born.Ref: 5
1822*César Franck, Liege Belgium, composer (Rebecca), is born.Ref: 5
1822*Thomas Casimer Devin Brigadier-General (Union volunteers), is born.Ref: 5
1823*Wilhelm Kuhe composer, is born.Ref: 5
1824*George MacDonald Scotland, sci-fi author (Lilith, Princess & Curdie), is born.Ref: 5
1830*Kálmán Tisza premier of Hungary (1875-90), is born.Ref: 5
1830*Emily Dickinson, American poet of more than 1,000 poems, seven published in her lifetime, is born in Amherst MA.Ref: 68
1831*Alexander Conze German archaeologist, is born.Ref: 5
1851*Melvil Dewey, American librarian who created the Dewey Decimal System, is born.Ref: 2
1868*Louis Victor Saar composer, is born.Ref: 5
1870*Pierre Louis France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet), is born.Ref: 5
1870*Adolf Loos, Austrian architect, is born.Ref: 70
1870*Rudolf W Canne Fries playwright (Der de Wier Us), is born.Ref: 5
1872*Johann Babtist Thaller composer, is born.Ref: 5
1872*Ludwig Klages German philosopher (study of graves), is born.Ref: 5
1881 Viscount Alexander of Tunis, British soldier who took his title from his part in the Allied victories in North Africa, is born.Ref: 2
1882*Otto Neurath Australian/British philosopher (Foundation of Social Sciences), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Andrej J Vysjinski Russian lawyer/foreign minister/UN-ambassador, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Janos Hammerschlag composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Mario Varvoglis composer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Victor McLaglen England, actor (Informer, Academy Award-1935), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Ray Collins Sacramento CA, actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie), is born.Ref: 5
1890*George Merritt London England, actor (I Monster, Q Planes), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Leonie "Nelly" Sachs German/Swedish poet (O the Chimneys-Nobel 1966), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Walter Rein composer, is born.Ref: 5
1894*Earnest Haenchen German new testament expert, is born.Ref: 5
1894*Gertrud Kolmar writer, is born.Ref: 5
1894*Paul Dessau composer, is born.Ref: 5
1897*Karl H Waggerl Austria writer (Power of Love), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Anton Mauve Dutch painter, is born.Ref: 5
1898*Yuri N Libedinski Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero)Ref: 5
1901 F Fischer German war criminal (Breda 4), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Mary Norton, English children's author (Bedknobs and Broomsticks), is born.Ref: 2
1903*George J Lewis Guadalajara MTXico, actor (Don-Zorro), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Una Merkel Covington KY, actress (42nd Street, Abraham Lincoln), is born.Ref: 5
1903*William Plomer Transvaal, author (Paper Houses, I Speak of Africa), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Antonin Novótny Czechoslovakia, President of Czechoslovakia (1957-68), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Harold Adamson lyricist: Time on My Hands, Daybreak; is born.Ref: 4
1907*Rumer Godden England, author (Thursday's Children), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Amedeo Nazzari Cagliari Sardinia Italy, actor (Lure of Sila), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Michael Blankfort US, writer/producer/director, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Oliver Messian, French composer (Quartet for the End of Time), is born.Ref: 2
1908*Arnold A van Ruler Dutch theologist, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Dennis Morgan Prentice WI, actor (Dennis-21 Beacon Street), is born.Ref: 5
1910*John Hammond Sr NY NY, rock/jazz producer (I Can Tell, So Many Roads), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Jill Summers actress (Agatha Coronation Street), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Chet (Chester Robert) Huntley Emmy Award-winning newscaster: co-anchor [w/David Brinkley]: The Huntley-Brinkley Report [1958-1959, 1959-1960, 1960-1961, 1961-1962, 1962-1963, 1963-1964]; is born in Cardwell MT.Ref: 4
1912*Rien van Nunen Dutch actor (Spuit Elf), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Morton Gould Pulitzer Prize-winning composer: Stringmusic [1995]; Fall River Legend, Billion Dollar Baby; film score: Delightfully Dangerous; is born in Richmond Hill NY.Ref: 4
1914*Dorothy Lamour [Mary Kaumeyer] New Orleans LA, actress (Road to Bali, Greatest Show on Earth), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Professor Longhair king of New Orleans music, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Anne Gwynne Waco TX, actress (Ride 'em Cowboy, House of Frankenstein), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Ragnhild Hveger Denmark, 200 meter swimmer (Olympics-silver-1936), is born.Ref: 5
1920 Dennis Morgan is born.Ref: 10
1922*Allen Dwight Sapp composer, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Abelardo Quinteros composer, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Jorge Semprun French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Harold Gould actor: Romero, Dream Chasers, Seems Like Old Times, Kenny Rogers as the Gambler, The Sting, Rhoda, Under One Roof, The Golden Girls, Spencer, Singer & Sons, He & She, The Feather and Father Gang, is born in Schenectady NY.Ref: 4
1924*Ken Albers bass singer: group: The Four Freshmen: LPs: And Five Trumpets, And Five Saxes, In Person, Voices in Love, And Five Guitars, is born.Ref: 4
1925*Carolyn Ashley Kizer US writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe composer, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Eddie Jones "Guitar Slim" rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Joe Olivier musician: guitar: group: Bill Haley and His Comets [1957, 1958]; solo as Cappy Bianco; is born.Ref: 4
1928*John Colicos Toronto Ontario, actor (Battlestar Galactica), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Clayton K Yeutter Nebraska, US trade representative/Republican National chairman, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Mako (Makoto Iwamatsu) actor: Red Sun Rising, Sidekicks, Taking Care of Business, Pacific Heights, Kung Fu: The Movie, Conan the Destroyer, Sand Pebbles, Hawaiian Heat, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Don Sebesky Perth Amboy NJ, orchestra leader (Jimmy Dean Show), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Don Bies Cottonwood ID, PGA golfer (1975 Sammy Davis Jr), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Yuri Temirkanov Nalchik Russia, conductor (Kirov), is born.Ref: 5
1940*William Fred Dempster Berkeley CA, crew member (Biosphere 2), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Tommy Rettig Jackson Heights NY, actor (Jeff's Collie-Lassie), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Tommy Kirk actor: Blood of Ghastly Horror, Village of the Giants, Pajama Party, Son of Flubber, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Swiss Family Robinson, The Shaggy Dog, Old Yeller, Bikini Beach, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Tim Considine Louisville KY, actor (Mike-My 3 Sons), is born.Ref: 68
1941*Fionnula Flanagan Emmy Award-winning actress: Rich Man, Poor Man [2/2/76], Money for Nothing, Youngblood, Picture of Dorian Gray, How the West was Won, Hard Copy, is born in Dublin Ireland.Ref: 4
1941*Peter Michael Goetz actor (Jumping Jack Flash, King Kong Lives), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Bear Bossu [Berend F Gertenbach] actor/vocalist (Pub Chantant), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Jessica Cleaves rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Theodore Wilson NY NY, actor (That's My Mama, Sanford Arms), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Chad Stuart musician: guitar, lyricist, singer: duo: Chad & Jeremy: Yesterday’s Gone, A Summer Song, Willow Weep for Me, If I Loved You, Before and After, I Don’t Wanna Lose You Baby, Distant Shores; emcee for The Smothers Brothers Show, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Steve (Steven) Renko baseball: pitcher: Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox, California Angels, KC Royals, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Tisha (Patricia) Sterling actress: Killer Inside Me, Betrayal, Snatched, Powder Keg, Defiant, Coogan’s Bluff, is born in Hollywood CA.Ref: 4
1945*Eric Boom Dutch guitarist/producer, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Gloria Loring NY NY, actress/singer (Days of our Life), is born.Ref: 68
1946*Walter "Clyde" Orange Florida, rocker (Commodores-Too Hot to Trot), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Christopher ‘Ace’ Kefford musician: bass: group: The Move: Night of Fear, I Can Hear the Grass Grow, Flowers in the Rain, Fire Brigade, Blackberry Way, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Sinaida Woronin USSR, gymnast (Olympics-gold/silver/2 bronze-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Bob Birdsell hockey: WHL: Salt Lake Golden Eagles; CHL: Kansas City Blues, Amarillo Wranglers; AHL: Hershey Bears, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Walter ‘Clyde’ Orange musician: drums, singer: group: The Commodores: Machine Gun, Just to Be Close to You, Sweet Love, Easy, Sail On, Three Times a Lady, Still, Nightshift, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Sinaida Woronin USSR, gymnast (Olympics-gold/silver/2 bronze-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Wayne Northrop Sumner WA, actor (Roman-Days of our Lives), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Jessica Cleaves singer: group: Friends of Distinction, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Brendan Harkin rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1948*Ralph Tavares rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Rock musician Frank Beard (ZZ Top) is born.Ref: 99
1949*Linda Galloway LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Lloyd Neal basketball: Portland Trailblazers, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Simon Owen Wanganui New Zealand, Australasia golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1951*Frank Beard US country rock drummer (ZZ Topp), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Johnny Rodriquez US, actor (Nashville Girl, La Bamba Party), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Susan Hallock Dey, IL, actress (1st Love, Partridge Family, LA Law), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Dave Tipton football: Western Illinois, New England Patriots DL, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Jack Scalia actor/director (Amore, Deadly Desire, Donor, T-Force), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Michael VerMeulen journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1958*John J York Chicago IL, actor (Mac Scorpio-General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Paul Hardcastle keyboardist (Don't Waste My Time, Just for Money), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Burke Moses NY NY, actor (Sean Baxter-As the World Turns), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Mark Aguirre basketball: NBA Dallas Mavericks: led NBA in field goals [925 in 1983-84], Detroit Pistons: NBA Championship teams [1989, 1990], is born.Ref: 4
1960*Kenneth Branagh actor: Henry V, Another Country, Othello, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Much Ado About Nothing, Look Back in Anger; autobiography: Beginning; cofounder: Renaissance Theater Company in England, is born in Belfast Ireland.Ref: 4
1960*Paul Assenmacher Detroit MI, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Nia Peeples [Vernia] Hollywood, actress/dancer/singer/host (Fame, Party Machine), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Mark McKoy Canadian track star (world record 50 meter indoor), is born.Ref: 5
1962*John de Wolf soccer player (Feyenoord), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Gerald Sandel soccer player (Sparta), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Michael Lofton Montgomery AL, fencer-sabre (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Robin White San Diego CA, tennis player (US Open doubles 1988), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Doug Henry Sacramento CA, pitcher (NY Mets), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Luis Polonia Santiago City Dominican Republic, outfielder (NY Yankees, Orioles), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Jennifer Wyatt Vancouver Canada, golfer (1992 Crestar-Farm Fresh), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Eric Naposki WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Norberto Martin Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, infielder (Chicago White Sox), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Rob Davis NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Rob Blake Simcoe Ontario, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Los Angeles Kings), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Todd Furdyk CFL tackle (British Columbia Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Bryant Stith NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Scot Alexander, Rock musician (Dishwalla), is born.Ref: 76
1971*Amanda Hardy Altona Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Carla Sacramento Lisbon, 1.5k runner, is born.Ref: 5
1973*Bernard Holsey defensive tackle (NY Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Rusty LaRue NBA guard (Chicago Bulls), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Kuniva, Rapper (D12), is born.Ref: 76
1980*Sarah Chang, violinist, is born.Ref: 76
1985*Raven-Symoné Pearman actress (Cosby)Ref: 5
969*Nicephorus II Phocas Byzantine co-Emperor (963-69), murdered.Ref: 5
1041*Michael IV Paphlagonicus, emperor of Byzantine, dies.Ref: 5
1198*Averrods ibn-Rusjd Moorish philosopher, dies.Ref: 5
1490*Antoine Haneron Bourgundy diplomat, dies at about 90.Ref: 5
1524*Henry van Zutphen Dutch Augustine/Lutheran minister, burned to death.Ref: 5
1572*Cornelis Musius Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72.Ref: 5
1595 Reynier Cant mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 59.Ref: 5
1603*William Gilbert Queen Elizabeth's physician, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1616*Diogo do Couto Portuguese historian/archivist of Goa, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1638*Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic Dalmatian writer (Osman), dies at 49.Ref: 5
1665*Tarquinio Mercula composer, dies.Ref: 5
1749*Gabrielle ChGtelet [La belle Emilie] writer (Voltaire), dies at 42.Ref: 5
1770*Theophil "Gottlieb" Muffat German court organist/composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1805*Friedrich Franz Hurka composer, dies at 43.Ref: 5
1826*Benedikt Emanuel Schack composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1833*Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1864*Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, American explorer and ethnologist; discovered source of Mississippi River, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1865*King Leopold I Belgians dies.Ref: 10
1875 Otogaki Rengetsu zen nun/benefactress of Tessai, dies at about 84.Ref: 5
1877*Jared P. (Potter) Kirtland physician; naturalist: found first Kirtland’s Warbler [now, a rare bird]; dies.Ref: 70
1877*Federico Ricci composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1888*Mariano Obiols composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1889*Ludwig Anzengruber Austrian playwright, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1890 Ludolf Sloet van de Beele Governor-General (Net India 1861-66), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1896*Alfred Nobel dies at 63. His will establishes the Nobel prize in the five areas of chemistry, physics, medicine, literature and peace which is awarded on this day.Ref: 5
1909*Red Cloud, Sioux Indian chief, dies.Ref: 5
1910*Pablo Hernandez Salces composer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1911*Sir Joseph Hooker, English botanist, dies at age 94.Ref: 70
1914*Joseph Smith III, American religious leader; president of Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (1860-1914), dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1917*Sir Mackenzie Boswell, Canadian prime minister, dies at age 93.Ref: 70
1920*Horace E. Dodge, American automobile manufacturer, dies at age 52.Ref: 70
1921*Viktor Jacobi composer, dies at 38.Ref: 5
1928*Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect and designer, dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1929*Harry Crosby, American poet, dies at age 31.Ref: 70
1929*Franz Rosenzweig, German-Jewish philosopher, dies at age 42.Ref: 70
1931*Max Elskamp Belgian author/poet (Six Chansons), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1935*John H Aberson first rector of Landbouw high school, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1936*Luigi Pirandello Italian writer (Enrico IV, Nobel 1934), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1938*Mario Pilati composer, dies at 35.Ref: 5
1939*Wilhelm Grosz composer, dies at 45.Ref: 5
1946*Walter Johnson great pitcher (Washington Senators), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1946*(Alfred) Damon Runyon journalist; script writer: The Lemon Drop Kid, Little Miss Marker, Sorrowful Jones, Guys and Dolls, Pocketful of Miracles; dies.Ref: 4
1951*Algernon Blackwood, British mystery writer, dies at age 82.Ref: 5
1958*Juliane Gabriels Flemish physician, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1959*Henri Vidal French actor (Fabiola), dies of a heart attack at 40.Ref: 5
1965*Henry (Dixon) Cowell US pianist/composer (Aeolian Harp), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1966*Boris Koutzen composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1966*Gregorio Lopez y Fuentes, Mexican novelist, dis at age 71.Ref: 70
1967*Musician, singer Otis Redding, 26, is killed in a private plane crash near Madison, Wisconsin.Ref: 68
1967*Brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1967*Carl Cunningham rocker (Bar-kays), killed in a plane crash.Ref: 5
1967*Jimmy King rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash.Ref: 5
1967*Phalin Jones rocker (Bar-kays), dies in plane crash.Ref: 5
1967*Ron Caldwell rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash.Ref: 5
1968*Thomas Merton, American Catholic monk/poet, dies at age 53.Ref: 70
1968*Karl Barth Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1968*Patsy Moran actress (Children of the Wild), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1969*Franco Capuana composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1969*Leigh Harline composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1971*Jozef Cals Dutch Minister of Education/premier (1965-66), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1972*Mark A Van Doren US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1973*Earle Foxe actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1974*Paul Richards actor (Dr Thompson-Breaking Point), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1977*Adolph Rupp, basketball coach at the University of Kentucky who achieved a record 876 victories, dies.Ref: 68
1978*Edward D Wood Jr director ("Plan 9 From Outer Space"), dies of heart failure at 54.Ref: 5
1978*Miura Isshu Zen teacher, Hakuin Rinzai line, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1979*Ann Dvorak (Anna McKim) actress: A Life of Her Own, Abilene Town, Scarface; dies at age 67.Ref: 4
1981*John Kieran TV host (Information Please), dies at 89.Ref: 5
1982*Freeman "Amos" Gosden US radio actor (Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1982*Roy Webb composer, dies at 94.Ref: 5
1983*Dorothy Cummings actress (Dancing Mothers), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1983*Patrick O'Moore actor (Jungle Gents), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1986*Kate Wolf folksinger (Back Roads), dies of leukemia at 44.Ref: 5
1986*Susan Cabot (Harriet Shapiro) actress: The Wasp Woman, Machine Gun Kelly, Carnival Rock, Son of Ali Baba, Sorority Girl; is murdered by her son.Ref: 4
1987*Jascha Heifetz, Russian born-US violinist, dies at age 86.Ref: 5
1988*Massive Earthquake in Armenia kills 100,000 in cities of Leninakan & Spitak.Ref: 5
1988*Dick Clair comedian (Clair & McMahon, Facts of Life), dies of AIDS.Ref: 5
1988*Richard Castellano aqctor (Honor thy Father), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1990*Armand Hammer industrialist: Occidental Petroleum Co.; physician: donated millions to aid cancer research; dies at age 92.Ref: 4
1990*Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die.Ref: 5
1991*Berenice Abbott US photographer, dies at 93.Ref: 5
1992*Carlomagno Andrade Equadorian general, dies.Ref: 5
1993*Maroun Bagdadi director/writer (Little Wars, Veiled Man), dies at 42.Ref: 5
1994*George G F van Renesse concert pianist/music director, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1994*Keith Joseph British MP (C), dies.Ref: 5
1994*Garnett Silk vocalist, dies at 28.Ref: 5
1994*Ruth Evelyn Mansfield doctor, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1995*Gillian Rose philosopher/writer, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1995*John Francis Boyd journalist, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1995*Mary Madge Lascelles literary critic/poet, dies at 95.Ref: 5
1995 Phillip Piratin communist, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1995*Darren Robinson (Human Beatbox: rap artist: group: Fat Boys: LPs: Fat Boys, Fat Boys are Back, Big and Beautiful, Krush on You, All Meat No Filler; dies at age 28.Ref: 4
1996*John Duffey bluegrass musician, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1996*Faron Young country singer: Hello Walls; actor: The Young Sheriff, Daniel Boone Hidden Guns; founder/publisher: Music City News magazine [Nashville], commits suicide at age 34.Ref: 4
1997*Violet Carlson stage dancer/singer, dies at 97Ref: 5
1999*Rock singer-musician Rick Danko of The Band died at age 56.Ref: 70
1999*Joseph Heller writer: God Knows, Sex and the Single Girl, Dirty Dingus Magee, Catch-22; dies.Ref: 4
2003*Sean McClory actor: Charade, Fools of Fortune; dies.Ref: 4

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