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

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640*John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 69
644*Osman ibn Affan appointed 3rd kalief of islam.Ref: 5
867*Adrian II begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
872*John VIII begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1124*Theobald Buccapecus elected Pope Coelestinus II (he refuses).Ref: 5
1363*Birth of Jean Charlier de Gerson, French theologian. During the papal schism of 1378-1414, Gerson attended the councils of Pisa (1409) and Constance (1414-18). He spent his last years in a monastery at Lyons teaching children, composing hymns and writing books on Christian mysticism.Ref: 5
1490*Anna van Bretagne marries a proxy Maximilian of Austria.Ref: 5
1542*Mary Queen of Scots ascends to throne of Scotland on death of James V; she is only 7 days old.Ref: 10
1575*Polish Parliament selects István Báthory as king of Poland.Ref: 5
1582*Zealand/Brabant Netherlands adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 12/25.Ref: 5
1770*(Boston Massacre) Montgomery and Killroy plead "the benefit of clergy" to reduce their punishment to branding. Sheriff Greenleaf brands the two men on their right thumbs.Ref: 87
1793*First state road authorized, Frankfort KY to Cincinnati OH.Ref: 5
1819*(new state) Alabama is admitted as the 22nd state, making 11 slave states and 11 free states.Ref: 2
1866*William Pinkerton, son of Allan Pinkerton of the famous detective agency, marries Margaret S Ashling. ("Who Was Who in America, 1897-1942") 
1889*American Academy of Political & Social Science organized, Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1908 The first truly representative Turkish Parliament opens.Ref: 2
1909*The Labor Conference in Pittsburgh ends with a "declaration of war" on U.S. Steel.Ref: 2
1913 Greece formally takes possession of Crete.Ref: 5
1917 UFA, "Universal Film AG", forms in Germany.Ref: 5
1918*Woman first vote in British national election.Ref: 10
1920*The League of Nations creates a credit system to aid Europe.Ref: 2
1922*"Toc H" (the British alphabetic letter abbreviation for "Talbot House") was chartered. A Christian fellowship which originated in 1915 in Belgium under Anglican chaplain P.T.B. Clayton, M.C., its various branches minister through a variety of Christian social services.Ref: 5
1926 Danish Madsen government, forms.Ref: 5
1927*Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain.Ref: 5
1929*Alexander Zaimis elected President of Greece.Ref: 5
1931*Bentley Motors is taken over by Rolls-Royce.Ref: 3
1931 First assembly of Anton Musserts NSB in Utrecht.Ref: 5
1932*French government of Herriot falls.Ref: 5
1934*The first streamlined locomotive, nicknamed the Commodore Vanderbilt, was introduced by the New York Central Railroad. The locomotive was quite impressive: 228 tons and 4,075 horsepower. The 'bathtub' shroud that gave the Commodore Vanderbilt its streamlined appearance was designed by the Case School of Science in Cleveland, Ohio. After an October 1945 collision with a truck at a grade crossing, all the streamlining was removed.Ref: 4
1938*Hermann Göring takes charge of resolving the "Jewish Question."Ref: 35
1939*The Soviet Union is expelled from the League of Nations.Ref: 36
1946*The United Nations General Assembly voted to establish the U.N. headquarters in NY City.Ref: 70
1946*Togo is made a trusteeship territory of the UN.Ref: 5
1946*The United Nations adopts a disarmament resolution prohibiting the A-Bomb.Ref: 2
1948*Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip announce name of first son: Charles Philip Arthur George.Ref: 10
1949*Bulgarian ex-Premier Traicho Kostov is sentenced to die for treason in Sofia.Ref: 2
1950*UN General Assembly establishes High Commissioner for Refugees (Nobel 1954).Ref: 5
1955*Tappan Zee Bridge in NY opens to traffic.Ref: 5
1955*Catholic religious leader, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, 60, was quoted in "Look" magazine on this date as stating that 'an atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.'.Ref: 5
1955*Dutch Reformed Church condemns woman/wife as vicar.Ref: 5
1956 Paul-Henri Spaak appointed Secretary-General of NATO.Ref: 5
1959*Archbishop Makarios is elected the first President of Cyprus.Ref: 5
1960 Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) forms.Ref: 5
1962*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1970*World Trade Center topped out at 110 stories in N.Y.Ref: 10
1971*Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure.Ref: 5
1971*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1972*Willy Brandt re-elected West German chancellor.Ref: 5
1975*Six South Moluccan extremists surrendered after holding 23 hostages for 12 days on a train near the Dutch town of Beilen.Ref: 5
1976*Dutch first Chamber condemns Dutch Liberal/social-democratic abortion laws.Ref: 5
1977 Egypt & Israel representatives gather in Cairo for first formal peace conference.Ref: 5
1977*War criminal Pieter Menten sentenced in Amsterdam to 15 years.Ref: 5
1978*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1978*China People's Republic performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China.Ref: 5
1979*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1980 NATO warns the Soviets to stay out of the internal affairs of Poland, saying that intervention would effectively destroy the détente between the East and West.Ref: 2
1980*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1981*The modern nation of Israel formally annexed the Golan Heights, which had been captured from Syria during the 1967 War.Ref: 5
1982*US suspends government food shipments to Poland in reaction to declaration of martial lawRef: 62
1985*US Foreign Minister George Shultz arrives in West Berlin.Ref: 5
1985*Wilma Mankiller became the first woman to lead a major American Indian tribe as she took office as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of OK.Ref: 70
1987*Chrysler pleads no contest to selling driven vehicles as new.Ref: 5
1988*U.S. agrees to talk with the PLO after Yassir Arafat meets U.S. requirements for talksRef: 5
1988*Spanish general strike to protest austerity measures.Ref: 5
1990*Right to Die case permits Nancy Cruzan to have her feeding tube removed, she dies 12 days later.Ref: 5
1991*President Bush and Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, meeting at Camp David, Md., renewed their commitment to conclude quickly the North American Free Trade Agreement.Ref: 64
1992*President George Bush grants permission for U.S. companies open offices, sign contracts and do feasibility studies in Vietnam.Ref: 41
1992*Victor Chernomyrdin replaces Yegor Gaidar as prime minister.Ref: 89
1993*A Colorado judge struck down as unconstitutional the state's voter-approved ban on gay rights laws.Ref: 70
1995*Microsoft and NBC announce that they have entered into a 50/50 partnership to create two new businesses -- a 24-hour news and information channel and an interactive on-line news service distributed on MSN: The Microsoft Network. MSNBC Cable will debut within six months. 
1995*AIDS patient Jeff Getty recieves baboon bone marrow transplant.Ref: 5
1996*The disabled freighter Bright Field rammed a crowded New Orleans riverfront mall on the MS River. Quick action by the vessel’s pilot may have averted disaster. The pilot sent off a last-second warning blast of the horn and tried to redirect the ship by dropping an anchor. The ship slammed bow-first into the busy riverfront shopping complex, injuring dozens of people, but no one was killed.Ref: 4
1996*Teamsters President Ron Carey won election to a second term (however, the results were later overturned and Carey barred from a rerun vote by a court-appointed monitor who ruled that Carey had used union money for his campaign).Ref: 64
1997*Cuban President Fidel Castro declares Christmas 1997 an official holiday to ensure the success of Pope John Paul II's upcoming visit to the communist country.Ref: 70
1997*Iran's new president, Mohammad Khatami, called for a dialogue with the people of the United States a nation reviled by his predecessors as "The Great Satan."Ref: 70
1997*In constellation Ursa Major 12 bn years away, star explodes-energy equal to 10 billion trillion stars.Ref: 10
1998*President Clinton stood witness as hundreds of Palestinian leaders renounced a call for the destruction of Israel.Ref: 70
1999*U.S. and German negotiators agreed to establish a fund of $5.2 billion for Nazi-era slave and forced laborers. The breakthrough in the months-long negotiations came after the German government raised its offer to $2.6 billion, equaling the amount already pledged by industry to compensate those forced to work for Hitler's war machine.Ref: 4
2000*The Federal Trade Commission unanimously approved the $111 billion merger of America Online and Time Warner.Ref: 70
2000*President-elect George W. Bush conferred by phone with congressional leaders of both parties and planned a goodwill tour of Washington, D.C.; he also received a flood of congratulatory calls from world leaders on his first full day as president-elect. U.S. businessman Edward Pope was pardoned and released by Russia after being convicted of espionage. The Federal Trade Commission unanimously approved the $111 billion merger of America Online and Time Warner.Ref: 64
2002 Royal Carribean launches the 138,000-ton Navigator of the Seas. (WSJ, p B1, 10/02/2003)Ref: 33
1656*Artificial pearls first manufactured by M Jacquin in Paris made of gypsum pellets covered with fish scales.Ref: 5
1798*David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patented the nut and bolt machine, and the screw, too!Ref: 4
1882*Henry Morton Stanley returns to Brussels from the Congo.Ref: 5
1900*Max Planck presents the quantum theory at the Physics Society in Berlin.Ref: 2
1902*The Silverton set sail from the Bay Area. The ship was about to lay the first telephone cable between San Francisco and Honolulu. The project was completed by January 1, 1903.Ref: 4
1906*The first U1 submarine is brought into service in Germany.Ref: 2
1911*Roald Amundsen and four companions and 52 dogs are the first to reach the South Pole just 35 days ahead of Captain Robert F. Scott of England.Ref: 4
1959*J B Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513 meters.Ref: 5
1960*A U.S. Boeing B-52 bomber sets a 10,000 mile non-stop record without refueling.Ref: 2
1962*Mariner 2 flies by Venus. Mariner 2 arrived at Venus at a distance of 34,800 kilometers and scanned its surface with infrared and microwave radiometers, capturing data that showed Venus's surface to be about 800°F.Ref: 40
1967*DNA created in a test tube.Ref: 5
1972*Eugene Cernan & Harrison Schmitt leave the Moon.Ref: 5
1986*The experimental aircraft Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards Air Force Base in CA on the first non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world.Ref: 5
1993*Excel 5.0; This version includes improved Workbooks and the replacement for Excel Macro Language with Visual Basic. Ref 
1600 Olivier van Noort sinks the Spanish galleon San Diego at Bay of Manila, 350 die.Ref: 5
1774*(noon) Members of the Portsmouth Committee (patriots) marched through the streets, led by fifes and drums, loudly proclaiming their plan to attack Fort William and Mary (New Hampshire). Ref 
1774*(3 PM) Captain Cochrane (of Fort William and Mary) and the leader of the patriots, John Langdon, meet briefly. Langdon informs Cochrane of his intent to relieve the Fort of its powder, Cochrane declines and within short order, the battle is on. Approximately 15 defenders are outnumbered 30 to 1, fight bravely and are shortly defeated by about 400 militiamen, in what becomes the first serious altercation of the American Revolution. Ref 
1775*With reinforcements from Williamsburg and North Carolina, the Americans occupy Norfolk. 
1782*Charleston SC evacuated by British.Ref: 5
1825 Decembrist uprising in Russia against Tsar Nicholas I begins.Ref: 5
1863*President Abraham Lincoln grants amnesty to the widow of Confederate General B.H. Helm after she swears allegiance to the Union. Mrs. Helm is the half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln.Ref: 2
1863*Confederate General James Longstreet attacks Union troops at Bean's Station, Tenn.Ref: 2
1863*Battle of Bean's Station-Confederacy repulses Union in Tennessee.Ref: 5
1914*First German air raid on Britain. 
1924 Chiang Kai-shek occupies Hankou.Ref: 5
1937*Japanese troops conquer/plunder Nanjing.Ref: 5
1939*Soviet Union attacks Finland.Ref: 5
1941*U-557 torpedoes British cruiser Galatea.Ref: 5
1941*German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel orders the construction of defensive positions along the European coastline.Ref: 2
1941*Premier Winston Churchill travels to US on board HMS Duke of York.Ref: 5
1941*Norwegian politician Vidkun Quisling meets with Adolf Hitler in Germany. He suggests Germany launch a pre-enptive strike on Norway. Quisling says he would take control of the Norwegian government through a coup; Hitler's headquarters issues a directive to start planning an assault on Denmark and Norway. 
1943*(6 AM) In Italy, the Canadian Royal 22nd Regiment begins a one-hour artillery barrage of German positions, in preparation for an attack toward Casa Berardi. (about 2 PM) In Italy, C Company of the Canadian Royal 22nd Regiment reaches Casa Berardi. 
1944*German occupiers forbid use of electricity in parts of Holland.Ref: 5
1944*Congress establishes rank of General of the Army (5-star general).Ref: 5
1944*Begin(ning) Liese-Aktion: werving of labor force for Germany.Ref: 5
1952*Uprising of captives in Pongam South Korea, 82 die.Ref: 5
1901 First table tennis tournament is held at the London Royal Aquarium.Ref: 5
1909*The famous brick surface of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (the "Brickyard") is completed.Ref: 3
1920*Heavyweight Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in NY NY.Ref: 5
1930*New York Giants defeat Notre Dame 22-0 in a charity game.Ref: 5
1938*Major leagues agree on standard ball.Ref: 5
1938*American League permits Cleveland & Philadelphia to play night games.Ref: 5
1938*Major leagues disagree on increasing rosters from 23 to 25.Ref: 5
1938*Will Harridge is elected to a 10-year-term as American League president.Ref: 5
1939*Will Harridge is elected to a 10-year-term as American League president.Ref: 5
1939*Major leagues disagree on increasing rosters from 23 to 25.Ref: 5
1941*1st NFL division playoff, Bears beat Packers 33-14.Ref: 5
1944*Major-league baseball representatives, who were meeting in New York City, decided to allow ball clubs to play night games any day except Sundays and holidays, providing the visiting team agreed. They also agreed to prohibit the scheduling of any football games before the home team’s baseball season ended.Ref: 4
1947*The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is founded at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida.Ref: 3
1947*Cleveland Browns beat New York Yankees 14-3 in AAFC championship game.Ref: 5
1948*It's a busy day for the Phillies as the team purchases Ken Trinkle from the Giants and trade pitchers Walter Dubiel and Dutch Leonard to the Cubs for first baseman Eddie Waitkas and pitcher Hank Borowy. Ruth Ann Steinhagen, a female fan totally obsessed with former Cub Waitkas, is very upset with the trade and will try to kill him upon his return to Chicago as a Phillie.Ref: 1
1948*The Senators trade pitcher Early Wynn and first baseman Mickey Vernon to the Indians for first baseman Eddie Robinson and pitchers Joe Haynes and Eddie Klieman.Ref: 1
1950*Owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees) and Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select a new commissioner as soon as possible. The owners had chosen not to renew Happy Chandler's contract three days earlier.Ref: 1
1953*Sandy Koufax, age 19, was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers. The kid reportedly had played no more than 20 games of baseball in his entire life. In the next 12 seasons, Koufax posted 167 wins, 87 losses and 2,396 strikeouts, becoming a baseball legend!Ref: 4
1960*The two new AL franchises, the first expansion teams in over a half of a century, select their rosters in a player draft. The 'new' Washington Senators select Yankee southpaw Bobby Shantz and the Los Angeles Angels opt for Yankee righty Ed Grba.Ref: 1
1963 Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champion.Ref: 5
1970*Golfing great Lee Trevino had won only two tournaments during the year; but became the top golf money-winner with $157,037 in earnings for the year.Ref: 4
1973*Jerry Quarry defeats Ernie Shavers in 2 minutes, 21 seconds of the first round of their heavyweight boxing match in New York. Quarry broke his hand in the short fight and failed miserably at a later comeback attempt.Ref: 4
1974*Islander Glenn Resch's first shut-out opponent-Kings 3-0.Ref: 5
1977*The Red Sox trade Fergie Jenkins, a future Hall-Of-Famer, to the Rangers for 23-year-old pitcher named John Poloni, who will never play in another big league game. As a starter for both the Rangers and later with the Cubs, the Canadian right hander will post a 69-56 with a 3.71 ERA during the remaining six years of his career.Ref: 1
1980*New Orleans Saints end 14 game losing streak, beat NY Jets 21-20.Ref: 5
1980*Nancy Lopez/Curtis Strange win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1980*Anders Kailur scores on 6th Islander penalty shot.Ref: 5
1980*Minnesota Vikings pass for 456 yards against Cleveland Browns, winning 28-24.Ref: 5
1982*Marcel Dionne, Los Angeles CA, becomes 9th NHLer to score 500 goals.Ref: 5
1984*Howard Cosell retires from Monday Night Football.Ref: 5
1985*America’s winningest high school football coach called it quits this day. Gordon Wood, 71, of Brownwood High School in Central TX retired after 43 years. Wood sported a career record of 405 wins, 88 losses and 12 ties. The football stadium at Brownwood High has since been rebuilt and named for him.Ref: 4
1988*NBA's Miami Heat wins 1st game ever, 89-88 (Clippers), after 17 losses.Ref: 5
1990*Mr. N.E. Hardy steps down as the Toronto Blue Jays' Chairman of the Board and CEO and is appointed Honorary Chairman as Mr. William R. Ferguson is named Chairman of the Board and Mr. P.N.T. Widdrington is appointed Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.Ref: 86
1991*57th Heisman Trophy Award: Desmond Howard, Michigan (WR).Ref: 5
1992*Lennox Lewis given WBC title, when Riddick Bowe refuses to fight him.Ref: 5
1994*In spite of the labor uncertainty, the Phillies sign the Cardinal free-agent Gregg Jefferies to a lucrative contract.Ref: 1
1995*Free-agent Lance Johnson, last year's AL's leader in hits (186) signs a two-year pact with Mets for a reportedly worth more than five million dollars.Ref: 1
1996*62nd Heisman Trophy Award: Danny Wuerffel, Florida (QB).Ref: 5
1997*Juli Inkster & Dottie Pepper win LPGA Diners Club Matches.Ref: 5
1997*Phoenix Coyote Mike Gartner is 5th NHLer to score 700 goals.Ref: 5
2000*In the wake of the Alex Rodriquez deal, the Rangers send Royce Clayton to the White Sox for right-handed pitchers Aaron Myette and Brian Schmack.Ref: 1
2000*The Cardinals third baseman Fernando Tatis and right-hander Britt Reames are traded to the Expos for right-hander Dustin Hermanson and left-hander closer Steve Kline.Ref: 1
2001*The Giants sign right-hander Jason Schmidt to a $31-million four-year deal. The 28 year-old free agent, after being traded by the Pirates, was 7-1 for San Francisco last season.Ref: 1
2001*Needing to fill the void of a left-handed power hitter created by Jason Giambi's departure to the Yankees, the A's trade left-handed reliever Mark Guthrie and minor leaguer Tyler Yates to the Mets for David Justice. The Mets had acquired the designated hitter-outfielder only a week ago in a deal which sent third baseman Robin Ventura to the Yankees.Ref: 1
2001*George O'Leary resigned as Notre Dame football coach five days after being hired, admitting he had lied about his academic and athletic background.Ref: 70
1708 Prosper Jolyot's "Electre" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1849*First chamber music group in US gives their 1st concert (Boston).Ref: 5
1918*Giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1924*Respighi's symphony "Pini di Roma" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1928*America's original Funny Girl, Fanny Brice, recorded If You Want the Rainbow (You Must Have the Rain), a song from the play, My Man -- on Victor Records.Ref: 4
1933*Josephine Baker performs in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1936*You Can't Take It with You opened at the Booth Theatre in New York City.Ref: 4
1945*Elmer Rice's "Dream Girl" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1946*"Three to Make Ready" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 323 performances.Ref: 5
1950*"Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 performances.Ref: 5
1953*Fred Allen returned from semiretirement to narrate Prokofiev's classic, Peter and the Wolf, on the Bell Telephone Hour on NBC radio.Ref: 4
1957*"Ruff and Reddy", Hanna Barbera's first TV show, debuts.Ref: 73
1957*"Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 performances.Ref: 5
1957*"Rumple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 45 performances.Ref: 5
1961*Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" is first country song to get a gold record.Ref: 5
1964*Michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes "Walk Away Rene".Ref: 5
1965*"La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances.Ref: 5
1968*Marvin Gaye was number one in the U.S. with I Heard It Through the Grapevine. The smash was stuck at the top of the charts all the way through Jan 1969. It turned out to be Gaye’s biggest hit.Ref: 4
1969*Jackson Five made their first appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show".Ref: 5
1969*"La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance.Ref: 5
1970*George Harrison received a gold record for his single, My Sweet Lord.Ref: 4
1975*"Treemonisha" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 64 performances.Ref: 5
1977*"Saturday Night Fever", starring John Travolta, premieres in NY NY.Ref: 5
1978*"Ballroom" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 116 performances.Ref: 5
1980*At 2 PM EST there is 10 minutes of silence in memory as fans around the world paid tribute to John Lennon, six days after he was shot to death in NY City.Ref: 6
1980*"Onward Victoria" opens/closes at Martin Beck NYC for 1 performance.Ref: 5
1983*The musical biography of Peggy Lee opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in NY City. The show was titled Peg. The show closed three days later after only five performances.Ref: 4
1984 The Cotton Club opened around the U.S. There were nine classic songs by Duke Ellington on the soundtrack of the movie.Ref: 4
1988*CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights.Ref: 5
1990 Louis Jordan's revue "Five Guys Named Moe" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1995 "Les Miserables" opens at Cable Hall, Helsinki.Ref: 5
1996*12th Soap Opera Digest Awards.Ref: 5
1997*"View From the Bridge" opens at Criterion Theater NYC.Ref: 5
1999 Charles M. Schulz announced he was retiring the "Peanuts" comic strip.Ref: 70
1491*St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus -- the Jesuit order of Catholic priests and brothers, is born.Ref: 68
1503*Nostradamus (born Michel de Notredame), French prophet, astrologer and physician, is born in St Remy, France.Ref: 68
1546*Astronomer Tycho Brahe is born in Knudstrup Denmark. (Also Ref. Almanac of Famous People, ISBN 0-7876-0044-X)Ref: 5
1553*Henri IV the Bourbon king of Navarra (Henri III)/France, is born.Ref: 5
1585*Henry IV, the first Bourbon king of France who survived the massacre of St. Bartholmew's day by proclaiming himself a Catholic.Ref: 2
1720*Justus Möser writer, is born.Ref: 5
1730*Capel Bond composer, is born.Ref: 5
1730*James Bruce, Scottish explorer of Ethiopia, is born.Ref: 70
1738*Johann Antonin Kozeluch composer, is born.Ref: 5
1739*Pierre du Pont, French economist, is born.Ref: 70
1777*Juan N Gallego Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos the mayo), is born.Ref: 5
1779*Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma composer, is born.Ref: 5
1780 Karl Robert von Nesselrode German/Russian minister of Foreign Affairs, is born.Ref: 5
1783*Johann Christoph Kienlen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1789*Maria Agata Szymanowska composer, is born.Ref: 5
1795*John Bloomfield Jarvis, civil engineer, is born.Ref: 2
1812*Charles J Canning English earl/1st viceroy of British-Indies, is born.Ref: 5
1824*Pierre C Puvis de Chavannes French painter (Panthéon), is born.Ref: 5
1829*John Mercer Langston first black to hold US political office, is born.Ref: 5
1830*Allen Thomas Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), died in 1907, is born.Ref: 5
1832*Daniel Harris Reynolds Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), died in 1902, is born.Ref: 5
1836*Birth of Frances Ridley Havergal, English devotional writer. In frail health most of her life, Miss Havergal was nevertheless a fruitful writer, and authored such hymns as "Take My Life and Let It Be," "Who is on the Lord's Side?" and "I Gave My Life for Thee".Ref: 5
1837*William Wells Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892, is born.Ref: 5
1853*Salvador Diaz Miron Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas), is born.Ref: 5
1856*Louis Marshall, American lawyer and activist, is born.Ref: 70
1862*Alexander V Amfiteatrov Russian/French/Italian writer, is born.Ref: 5
1862*John M Acket Dutch literary (Grammatic Conceptions), is born.Ref: 5
1866*Roger Fry, English art critic, is born.Ref: 2
1868*Richard Batka composer, is born.Ref: 5
1870*Karl Renner Austrian Chancellor/President (1918-20, 45-50), is born.Ref: 5
1870*Dirk J de Geer Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1875*Dobri Khristov composer, is born.Ref: 5
1877*Lieven Duvosel Flemish music writer/composer (Leiecyclys), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba is born.Ref: 5
1883*Manolis Kalomiris Greek opera composer, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Regina Ullmann writer, is born.Ref: 5
1894*Joaquin Zamacois Soler composer, is born.Ref: 5
1895*George VI king of England (1936-52), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Paul Eluard French communist/poet/resistance fighter (Le Phénix), is born.Ref: 5
1896*James Doolittle, aviator: U.S. Army Air Force Lt. General: awarded Congressional Medal of Honor for leading 1st U.S. aerial raid against Japan in WWII, is born.Ref: 4
1897*Margaret Chase Smith (Rep/Sen-R-ME), 1st woman elected to both houses of U.S. Congress, is born.Ref: 4
1898*Frederick Douglass Hall composer, is born.Ref: 5
1900*Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov composer, is born.Ref: 5
1901*Paul I King of Greece (1947-64), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Henri Cochet tennis champion (US Open-1928), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Frances Beauvier actress (Aunt Bea-Andy Griffith Show), is born.Ref: 5
1902*William Burke golf champion: North & South Open champion [1928], US Open [1931], U.S. Ryder Cup team [1931], is born.Ref: 4
1905*Sydney Lipton bandleader/violin, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Helmut Bornefeld composer, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Guy Middleton Hove England, actor (Gentlemen Marrie Brunettes), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Morey Amsterdam comedian, actor: The Dick Van Dyke Show; radio: NBC Monitor; is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 4
1908*Laurence Naismith Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Edward L Tatum US, molecular geneticist (Nobel 1958), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Phia [Sophia R] Berghout harpist/founder Eduard of Beinumstichting, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Spike (Lindley Armstrong) Jones, musician, drummer. Band leader, is born in Long Beach CA.Ref: 4
1911 Ota Adler Czechoslovakian/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Dan Dailey singer, dancer, actor: When My Baby Smiles at Me, State Fair, There's No Business like Show Business; is born.Ref: 4
1914*Morey Amsterdam Chicago IL, comedian (Buddy-Dick Van Dyke Show), is born.Ref: 68
1914*Dan Dailey New York NY, dancer/actor (Governor Drinkwater-Governor & JJ), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Rosalyn Tureck Chicago IL, pianist (Bach & Rock), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Karl Carstens German (CDU)/President Germany (1979-84), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Dan Dailey, American actor/dancer, is born.Ref: 68
1915*Clay Warnick Tacoma WA, choral director (Jimmie Rodgers Show), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Shirley Jackson, novelist and short story writer (Life Among Savages, The Lottery), is born.Ref: 2
1917*Elyse Knox Hartford CT, actress (Hit the Ice, Black Gold), is born.Ref: 5
1918*James T. Aubrey Jr. movie/TV executive: president: MGM, CBS; is born.Ref: 4
1919*Shirley Jackson US, writer (Road Through the Wall), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Clark Terry musician: trumpet, flugelhorn: with Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, is born.Ref: 4
1920*Albertus Meintser office clerk/resistance fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1920 Quinton Hazell businessman, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Don Hewitt Emmy Award-winning producer: Coverage of Martin Luther King Assassination and Aftermath/CBS News Special Reports and Broadcasts [1969], The Selling of Colonel Herbert/60 Minutes [1973], 60 Minutes [1973], is born in New York NY.Ref: 4
1922*Charley Trippi NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys), is born.Ref: 5
1923 Leonardus S van Egeraat Dutch travel expert, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Sully Boyar New York NY, actor (Car Wash), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Siiri Rantanen Finland, cross country skier (Olympics-gold-1956), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Marion Morgan singer (Stop the Music), is born.Ref: 5
1927 Jacobus G Rietkerk Dutch internal minister (VVD) (1982-86), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Ron Nelson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Charlie "Silver Fox" Rich, Colt AR, singer (Behind Closed Doors), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Abbe Lane (Abigail Francine Lassman) singer, glamour actress: Americano; photographed in bathtub filled with coffee [50s]; bandleader Xavier Cugat's ex, is born in Brooklyn NY.Ref: 68
1932*George Furth Chicago IL, actor/director (Tammy, Good Guys, Dumplings), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Leo N Wright US saxophonist (I Left My Heart in San Francisco), is born.Ref: 5
1934 Petrus van Doorne Dutch industrialist, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Lee Remick actress: Bridge to Silence, The Omen, QB VII, No Way to Treat a Lady, The Tempest, Days of Wine and Roses, Anatomy of a Murder, The Long, Hot Summer; is born in Quincy MA.Ref: 4
1935*Barbara Leigh-Hunt Bath England, actress (Search for the Nile), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Lewis Arquette Chicago IL, actor (Horror Show, Book of Love), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Robert Allan Ridley Parker New York NY, PhD/astronaut (STS-9, STS-35), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Hal Williams Columbus OH, actor (Pvt Benjamin, 227, Sanford & Son), is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1938*Janette Scott actress (Day of the Triffids), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Leonardo Boff Italy, Brazilian Catholic theologian, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Frank St. Marseille hockey: NHL: SL Blues, LA Kings, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Ernest Davis first black to win Heisman Trophy (1961), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Marilyn Cooper New York NY, actress (Broadway Bound, Survivors), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Rex Thompson New York NY, actor (Young Bess, King & I, Her 12 Men), is born.Ref: 5
1942 David Band banker, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Frank Allen rock vocalist (Searchers-Needles & Pins), is born.Ref: 5
1944*James Sutorius actor: Dynasty, The Andros Targets, The Bob Crane Show, On Wings of Eagles, A Question of Love, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Patty Duke [Anna Marie] Elmhurst NY, actress (Miracle Worker), is born.Ref: 4
1946*Pop singer Joyce Vincent-Wilson (Tony Orlando and Dawn) is born in Detroit MI.Ref: 4
1946*Ruth Fuchs German Democratic Republic, javelin thrower (Olympics-2 gold-72, 76), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Michael Ovitz president (Walt Disney Company), star-maker, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Jane Birkin actress: French Intrigue, La Belle Noiseise, Le Petit Amour, Evil Under the Sun, Death on the Nile, Catherine & Co., Romance of a Horsethief, Blowup, is born in London England.Ref: 4
1946*Pat McCauley musician: keyboards: group: ThemRef: 4
1946*Stan Smith International Tennis Hall of Famer: Amateur US Open Champ [1969], US Open Men's Singles Champ [1971], Wimbledon Men's Singles Champ [1972], is born.Ref: 4
1946*Anthonius A M "Ton" Kors Dutch writer (Hannie Schaft), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Jackie McCauley North Ireland, rock pianist (Them Coleraine), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Christopher Parkening Los Angeles CA, guitarist (transcribed sacred music), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Jon Staggers football: Green Bay Packers, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Boudewijn Buch Dutch writer/TV host, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Bill (William Joseph) Buckner baseball: LA Dodgers [World Series: 1974], Chicago Cubs [NL batting champ: 1980/all-star: 1981], Boston Red Sox [World Series: error cost Red Sox 1986 world series], California Angels, KC Royals, first baseman, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Cliff Williams musician: guitar: group: AC/DC: LPs: Powerage, Highway to Hell, Back in Black, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, For Those about to Rock, Fly on the Wall, Who Made Who, Blow Up Your Video, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Dee Wallace Stone [Deanna Bowers] Kansas City MO, actress (Critters, Secret Admirer, 10), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Vicki Michelle Essex England, actress (Virgin Witch, Allo Allo), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Jan Timman Dutch chess player, is born.Ref: 5
1952*Tamara Danz singer, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Joe Toplyn Boston MA, comedic writer (Late Night with David Letterman), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Vijay Amritraj India, tennis player/actor (Octopussy), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Alan Kulwicki Greenfield WI, NASCAR racer (Winston Cup), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Steven Glenwood MacLean Ottawa Ontario, astronaut (STS 52), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Hans William Schlegel Oberlingen Germany, Astronaut (STS 55), is born.Ref: 5
1954*James Horean actor (Loving), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Eva Mattes Tegernsee Germany, actress (Celeste, Man Like Eva), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Ib Anderson Copenhagen, ballet dancer, is born.Ref: 5
1955*Jane Crafter Perth Australia, golfer (1987 JC Penney Mixed Teams), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Hanni Wenzel Liechtenstein, Slalom (Olympics-2 gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1956*T K Carter Los Angeles CA, actor (Mike-Punky Brewster, Just our Luck), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Mike Scott musician: guitar, singer: group: The Waterboys, is born.Ref: 4
1958*Steven Rock-Savage Mellville LA, (LSU), actor, is born.Ref: 5
1958*Jan Dijksma Dutch bassist (Weekend at Waikiki), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Spider Tracy English rock vocalist (The Pogues), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Franco Iglesia Cuba, Spanish singer, is born.Ref: 5
1960*Catherine G Coleman Charleston SC, Phd/Captain USAF/astronaut (STS 73)Ref: 5
1961*Jeff Robinson baseball player (Detroit, Baltimore), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Ginger Lynn Allen actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Chris Dahlquist Fridley, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Cynthia Gibb actress: Gypsy, Death Warrant, Malone, Jack’s Back, Youngblood, Modern Girls, Stardust Memories, Madman of the People, Fame, is born in Bennington VT.Ref: 4
1964*Rebecca Gibney actress, is born.Ref: 4
1964*C[arl] J[eff] Snare Washington DC, vocalist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Chelsea Noble actress (Kate-Growing Pains), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Christine Burton Adelaide Australia, golfer (1990 T25 Victorian Open), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Craig Biggio Smithtown NY, infielder (Houston Astros), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Ken Hill Lynn MA, pitcher (Texas Rangers), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Lawrence Clay-Bey Hartford CT, super heavyweight boxer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Anthony Mason NBA forward (New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Bill Ranford Brandon Man, NHL goalie (Team Canada, Boston), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Carl Herrera NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Noelle Beck Baltimore MD, actress (Trisha-Loving, Fletch Lives), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Ali Wood Long Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Eldridge Recasner NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Cees Marbus soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Jamie Crysdale CFL corner (Calgary Stampeders), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Arthur Numan soccer player (PSV), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Craig Jones Nambour Australia, Canadian Tour golfer (New Zealand Open-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Dave Nilsson Brisbane Australia, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Rogerick Green NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Bradford Banta NFL tight end (Indpls Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Chris Therien Ottawa, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Lisa-Marie Vizaniari Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Johnny Mcwilliams tight end (Arizona Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Eelco Wassenaar Netherlands, US field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1974*(Long Island) Billy Koch Garden City NY, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Inga Drozdova Latvia, playmate (November 1997), is born.Ref: 5
1975*James Cotton NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Tamecka Dixon WNBA guard (Los Angeles Sparks), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Tisha Dabber Shelbyville IN, actress (New Mickey Mouse Club)Ref: 5
872*Adrian II Italian Pope (867-72)/last married pope, dies at about 80.Ref: 5
1077*Agnes of Poitou German empress/wife of emperor Henry III, dies.Ref: 5
1136*Harald IV "Gylle Krist", king of Norway, murdered.Ref: 5
1287*Zuider Zee seawall collapses with loss of 50,000 lives.Ref: 5
1417*Sir John Oldcastle, prototype for Shakespeare's Falstaff, is hanged and burned as a Lollard.Ref: 5
1542*James V king of Scotland (1513-42), dies at age 30 in Solway Moss, England.Ref: 68
1558*Mary I buried at Westminster. 
1591*Saint John of the Cross, Spanish mystic and poet, dies at age 49.Ref: 70
1732*Johann Philipp Fortsch composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1734*Noel-Nicolas Coypel French painter/cartoonist, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1754*Mahmud I sultan of Turkey, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1760*Kacic Miosic Croatian poet (Razgovar Ugodni Naroda Slovinskoga), dies.Ref: 5
1788*Carlos III King of Naples/Spain (1759-88), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1788*Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach, German composer and son of J. S. Bach, dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1799*George Washington, American general and first president of U.S, dies at his Mount Vernon home at age 67.Ref: 70
1806*John Breckinridge, American politician, dies at age 46.Ref: 70
1823*Vincenzo Cuoco Italian historian (Naple revolution 1799), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1829*Luigi Marchesi composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1843*John Loudon, Scottish landscape architect and horticultural journalist, dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1849*Conradin Kreutzer composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1861*Prince Albert of England, husband of Queen Victoria and one of the Union's strongest advocates, dies of typhoid at age 42. Ref 
1861*George HG earl of Aberdeen English Minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1861*Heinrich August Marschner composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1862*George Dashiell Bayard Union Brigadier-General, dies at 27.Ref: 5
1873*J Louis R Agassiz Swiss geologist/paleo-biologist), dies.Ref: 5
1886*Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski composer, dies at 27.Ref: 5
1893*Karolina Pawlowa writer, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1900 Jean B A Kessler director of oil on Dutch Indies, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1902*Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady of U.S., wife of 18th President Ulysses S. Grant, dies.Ref: 4
1903*William Ennis is the first cop to die in the electric chair.Ref: 5
1905*Herman Haupt, American civil engineer and inventor, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), dies at age 88.Ref: 70
1906*John A C Oudemans Dutch geographer/astronomer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1909*Leopold II king of Belgium, dies.Ref: 5
1914*Giovanni Sgambati composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1918*Sidonio Pais prince of Portugal, murdered.Ref: 5
1920*George Gipp, American football player ("The Gipper"), dies at age 25.Ref: 70
1923*Giuseppi Gallignani composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1926*Theo van Rysselberghe Belgian painter (pointillism), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1928*Theodore Roberts actor (Roaring Road, 10 Commandments), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1935*Stanley G Weinbaum US, sci-fi writer (Martian Odyssey), dies.Ref: 5
1938*Marie Emmanuel French composer/musicologist (Salamine), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1939 Helene Kröller-Müller Dutch museum founder, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1942*Eduard C "Edo" Fimmen Dutch trade union leader, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1943*John Harvey Kellogg, the American physician who developed dry cereal, dies.Ref: 70
1945*Josef Kramer known as "beast of Belsen," & 10 others are hung for crimes committed at the Belsen and Oswiecim Nazi concentration camps.Ref: 5
1945*Constantino Gaito composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1945*Forrester Harvey actor (Tarzan & Mate, Chump at Oxford), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1945 Henry van Goudoever Dutch lawyer/judge, dies on his 69th birthday.Ref: 5
1947*Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin, British PM (1923-29, 1935-37), dies at age 80.Ref: 17
1947*Franz Zorell German Roman Catholic lexicographer, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1948*Reginald Owen Morris composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1950*Albrecht Schaeffer German writer (Heroische Fahrt), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1952*Olav Fartein Vålen Norwegian composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1953*Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling, dies.Ref: 70
1953*Dinah Washington (Ruth Lee Jones) singer: What A Diff’rence a Day Makes, It Could Happen to You, Our Love is Here to Stay, For All We Know, Baby [You’ve Got What It Takes], A Rockin’ Good Way [To Mess Around and Fall in Love] , Baby Get Lost, This Bitter Earth; w/Lionel Hampton band [1943-46]; dies.Ref: 4
1954*Arthur Garfield Hays, American lawyer and defender of civil liberties, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1959*Maria EG "Lizzy" Ansingh Dutch painter (Cast Off), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1960*Gregory Ratoff actor (Skyscraper Souls), dies of leukemia at 63.Ref: 5
1963*Singer Dinah Washington dies in Detroit. She popularized many, many great songs, including What a Diff’rence a Day Makes, Unforgettable, and several hits with Brook Benton (Baby [You’ve Got What it Takes" and A Rockin’ Good Way [To Mess Around and Fall in Love]).Ref: 4
1963*Dinah Washington singer, dies of sleeping pill overdose at 39.Ref: 5
1963 Erich Ollenhauer German politician (SPD), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1964*Actor William Bendix actor (Life of Riley), dies in Los Angeles at 58.Ref: 5
1965*Hermann Sandby composer, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1966*Verna Felton actress (Hilda-December Bride), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1966*Emma Dunn actress (You Can't Fool Your Wife), dies at 91.Ref: 5
1966*Richard Whorf, American actor and director, dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1971*Dick Tiger (Ihetu) (International Boxing Hall of Famer: world champion middleweight boxer [1962-1963, 1964], lightweight champion [1965-1968]; bouts: 81 [won 61, lost 17, drew 3, Kos 26]) dies.Ref: 4
1973*Yitzhak Edel composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1974*Walter Lippmann journalist, political commentator; dies at age 85.Ref: 4
1975*Arthur Treacher (Veary), TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1980*Elston (Gene) Howard baseball: NY Yankees [World Series: 1955-1958, 1960-1964/all-star: 1957-1965/AL Baseball Writers’ Award: 1963], Boston Red Sox [World Series: 1967]; dies at age 59.Ref: 4
1981*Nathaniel Benchley, American author, dies in Boston, MA.Ref: 68
1984*Vicente Aleixandre Spanish poet (Historia del corazón), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1985*Roger (Eugene) Maris (Maras), homerun hitter (61 in 61, NY Yankees), dies of cancer at age 51 in Houston, Texas.Ref: 68
1985*Stanley G[rauman] Weinbaum US, sci-fi author (Red Peri), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1987*Paul Clinton Sundberg actor (Belle of New York, Easter Parade), dies.Ref: 5
1988*Stuart Symington (Sen-D-Mo 1953-76), dies at age 87.Ref: 70
1989*Andrei D Sakharov Soviet Physicist/Dissident/1975 Nobel peace prize winner, dies in Moscow at 68.Ref: 5
1989*Jock Mahoney actor (Dallas, Cow Town, Range Rider), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1989*Lee Van Cleef actor (Good Bad & Ugly, Sabata), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1990*Friedrich Dürrenmatt, writer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1990*Hope Sansberry actress (Rats are Coming), dies at 94.Ref: 5
1990*Johannes von Thurn und Taxis prince in Germany, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1991*A ferry, carrying 569 passengers, sank in Red Sea off coast of Safaga, Egypt, after hitting a coral reef. Over 460 people believed drowned.Ref: 4
1991*Robert Eddison British actor (Uncle Silas), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1993*Myrna Loy (Williams) actress: Thin Man movies, Airport, Topaz, Midnight Lace; dies at age 88.Ref: 4
1993*Moslem fundamentalists murder 12 Kroates/Bosnians in Algeria.Ref: 5
1994*Rossano Brazzi actor: dies.Ref: 4
1994*Mary Ann McCall singer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1994*Petrus van Doorne bus manufacturer/owner (BOVA), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1995*Don Anthony bandleader/songwriter, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1995*Eric Brown architect, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1995*Rob Harris sky surfer, dies while skydiving at 28.Ref: 5
1996*Alan Hargreaves climber, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1996*Norman Hackforth broadcaster, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1997*Frankie (Conrad) Baumholtz baseball: Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies; dies.Ref: 4
1997*Stubby Kaye actor: Cat Ballou, Guys and Dolls, Li’l Abner, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, My Sister Eileen, Love & Marriage; TV panelist: Pantomime Quiz; dies at age 79.Ref: 4
1997*Owen Barfield philosopher of language, dies at 99.Ref: 5
1997*Robert Sutton electronics engineer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1998*Norman Fell (Feld) actor: Three’s Company, The Graduate, Pork Chop Hill; dies.Ref: 5
2001*Alfred Graf, botonist and author, dies at age 100 in Dusseldorf, Germany. (NY Times, p A17, 1//21/2002) 
2003*Jeanne Crain actress: Pinky, State Fair, People Will Talk; dies.Ref: 4

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