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Births   Deaths   Events
1095   Council of Rockingham: bishop Anselmus vs King William II Rufus
1358   Dalmati‰ flees Venice
1497   Italians troops reconquer Taranto on France
1502   Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats govt machine
1540   Francisco V squez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola M‚xico
1570   Pius V excommunicates Elizabeth, absolves her subjects from allegiance
1605   Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen
1623   Duke Maximilian I of Bavaria becomes monarch of Palts
1634   Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills duke Wallenstein
1643   Dutch US colonists kill Algonquin-indians
1667   Abraham Crijnssens fleet reach Fort Willoughby on Suriname River
1746   Cumberlands troops occupy Aberdeen
1751   1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1›)
1791   1st Bank of US chartered
1793   1st cabinet meeting (At George Washington's home)
1799   1st federal forestry legislation authorizes purchase of timber land
1799   Congress passes 1st federal quarantine legislation
1803   1,800 sovereign German states unite into 60 states
1804   Jefferson nominated for president at Democratic-Republican caucus
1828   John Quincy Adam's son John marries in White House
1830   Victor Hugo's "Hernani" premieres in Paris
1836   Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm
1837   1st US electric printing press patented by Thomas Davenport
1838   London pedestrian walks 20 miles backward then forward in 8 hours
1839   Seminoles & black allies shipped from Tampa Bay Florida, to West
1847   State University of Iowa is approved
1859   1st use of "insanity plea" to prove innocence
1862   Congress forms US Bureau of Engraving & Printing
1862   Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by Pres Abraham Lincoln
1863   Congress creates national banking system, comptroller of currency
1870   Hiram Revels, is sworn in as 1st black member of Congress (Sen-R-MS)
1875   Kiowa Indians under Lone Wolf (Guipago) surrender at Ft Sill
1879   Congress passed 1st Timberland Protection Act
1885   US Congress condemns barbed wire around govt grounds
1892   James Barrie's "Walker London," premieres in London
1896   Italian govt decides to attack governor Baratieri of Eritrea
1901   George Cohan's musical "Governor's Son," premieres in NYC
1901   US Steel Corp organized under J P Morgan
1904   J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish Natl Theater Society
1904   Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in 2 games
1905   Neth Workers van Vakverenigingen, (NVV) political party forms
1907   George Bernard Shaw's "Philanderer," premieres in London
1907   US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic
1908   1st tunnel under Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens
1910   Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies
1911   Opera "Natoma," premieres in Phila
1913   16th Amendment ratified, authorizing income tax
1916   German troops conquer Fort Douaumont near Verdun
1919   League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
1919   Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1› per gallon)
1921   Georgian SSR proclaimed
1923   Bread in Berlin rises to 2,000 mark
1924   Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland HS basketball game (163-3)
1925   Glacier Bay National Monument established in Alaska
1925   US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
1925   US male Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
1926   Francisco Franco becomes General of Spain
1926   Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on govt/warlords
1927   Gdanks & Polish accord concerning traffic through Polish corridor
1930   Check photographing device patented
1930   George Headley completes twin tons in Test Cricket v Engld (114 & 112)
1932   Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship
1933   1st genuine aircraft carrier christened, USS Ranger
1933   Major NFL rule changes (hash mark 10 yds in, posts on goal line)
1933   Thomas Yawkey purchases Boston Red Sox
1938   British Lord Halifax becomes Foreign Minister
1939   1st Anderson bomb shelter in Britain erected in an Islington garden
1940   1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)
1941   Boston Bruins set NHL record of 23-game unbeaten streak (15-0-8)
1941   February strike against persecution of Jews, in Amsterdam
1943   Vietminh forms Indo Chinese Democratic Front
1944   US 1st Army completes invasion plan
1945   US aircraft carriers attack Tokyo
1948   Communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier
1949   WAC Corporal rocket achieves height of 400k (record)
1950   "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen
1951   "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 perf
1951   1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)
1951   Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins Orlando Florida 2 Ball Golf Tournament
1952   6th Winter Olympic games close at Oslo, Norway
1953   "Wonderful Town" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 559 perfs
1954   Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier
1956   Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference
1957   Buddy Holly & Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"
1957   Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust exempt pro sport
1960   John Cage's "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos," premieres
1960   Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the Attic," premieres in NYC
1961   Niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak
1961   Paul Bikle in glider climbs from 1208 m at release to record 14,10
1962   India Congress Party wins elections
1962   Mike O'Hara completes record 97th marathon
1962   Robert Kennedy visits Netherlands
1963   Beatles release their 1st single in US "Please Please Me"
1964   Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns
1964   Cassius Clay TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1966   Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad
1968   430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea
1968   Makarios re-elected president of Cyprus
1969   Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album
1969   Mariner 6 launched for fly-by of Mars
1969   Pension plan for baseball is agreed to
1971   "Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 1,316 performances
1971   P Zindel's "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little," premieres in NYC
1972   Lopsided trade, Cards trade Steve Carlton to Phillies for Rick Wise
1972   Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single
1973   "Little Night Music" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 601 performances
1973   Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders
1973   Steven Sondheim's musical "Little Night Music," premieres in NYC
1974   Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1
1975   Ewen Chatfield flattened by Peter Lever & seriously injured
1977   New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts
1977   Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons
1977   Soyuz 24 returns to Earth
1978   Botham scores 1st Test Cricket century, 103 v NZ Christchurch
1979   Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1979   Soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station is launched
1980   Coup ousts PM Henck Arron of Suriname
1981   23rd Grammy Awards: Sailing, Christopher Cross, Billy Joel wins
1981   Calgary Flames scored 11 goals against the Islanders
1981   Exec Board of Baseball Players' Assn votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unre
1981   Exec Board of Players' Assn votes unanimously to strike on May 29
1981   L Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain
1981   NHL most penalized game; Bruins vs Northstars, 84 penalties (392 mins)
1981   NY Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames
1981   Rita Jenrette (wife of Abscam congressman) appears on Donahue
1981   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982   Final episode of "The Lawrence Welk Show" airs
1982   Record speed for a snowmobile (239 kph)
1984   Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500
1986   28th Grammy Awards: We Are the World, Sade, Phil Collins wins
1986   Corazon Aquino becomes president of Philippines, Marcos flees
1986   Iran conquerors Iraq peninsula Fao
1986   Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel
1987   LaMarr Hoyt is banned from baseball for 1987, due to drug abuse
1987   Michael Jordan, scores Chicago Bull record 58 points in a game
1987   US Supreme Court upholds (5-4) affirmative action
1988   Bruce Springsteen "Tunnel of Love Tour," begins in Worcester Mass
1988   South Korea adopts constitution
1989   1st independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary forms
1989   Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career
1989   Dallas Cowboys' new owner fires 29-year coach Tom Landry
1989   Javed Miandad scores 271 v NZ at Eden Park
1989   Lowest baramotric pressure in Netherlands (956.7 mbar at De Bilt)
1989   Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1990   Australia beat Pakistan 2-0 to win the Cricket World Series Cup
1990   Nicaraguans votes out Sandinistas
1990   On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her f
1991   Andrew Jones scores twin Test Cricket tons v Sri Lanka (122 & 100*)
1991   Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky & John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts
1991   US, barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28
1992   34th Grammy Awards: Unforgetable, Marc Cohn wins
1993   "Fool Moon" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances
1993   Florida Marlins introduce their mascot "Billy"
1993   Pakistan all out 43 v West Indies, world one-day int record low
1994   Israeli extremist Baruch Goldstein massacres 30 Palestinians in Hebron
1994   Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31
1994   Phil Rizzuto elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1995   Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)
1995   British heavyweight Nigel Benn hits Gerard McClellan in hospital
1995   Moslem fundamentalists shoot 20 shite mosque goers dead
1995   PBA National Championship Won by Scott Alexander
1996   "Father" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 52 performances
1996   Rajindra Dhanraj takes 16-167 in match Trinidad v Leeward Is
1998   40th Grammy Awards:
1998   Pamela Lee has husband Tommy Lee arrested on battery charges
1998   Switzerland's 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich

1635   Walraad, the Elder, Dutch fieldmarshall/earl of Nassau-Usingen
1643   Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95)
1680   Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer
1707   Carlo Goldoni, Italy, lawyer/playwright (Belisario, Love of 3 Oranges)
1725   Armand-Louis Couperin, Paris France, organist/composer (Notre Dame)
1725   Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)
1727   Armand-Louis Couperin, composer
1731   Simon Stijl, Frisian physician/writer
1732   Robert Hudson, composer
1735   Ernst William Wolf, composer
1778   Jos‚ Francisco de San Mart¡n, liberated Argentina, Chile & Per£
1788   Mateo Ferrer, composer
1794   Gerrit Schimmelpenninck, Dutch earl of Nijenhuis/Peckedam
1807   George Alfred Trenholm, Secy Treas (Confederacy), died in 1876
1808   James Bowen, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1809   George Washington Cullom, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1892
1811   Carl Schuberth, composer
1814   Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet/painter (3/9 NS) [OS]
1815   Robert Hall Chilton, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1832   Theodorus J I Arnold, bibliographer (Bibliotheca Belgian)
1833   Clement Anselm Evans, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1911
1833   Julie Verstraete-Lacquet, Flemish actress
1840   Alexis Hollander, composer
1840   Otto Liebmann, German philosopher (Climax of Theories)
1841   Pierre Auguste Renoir, Limoges France, Impressionist painter/sculptor
1842   Karl May, German writer (Old Shatterhand/Winnetou)
1847   John Watson, Canada, philosopher (Objective Idealism)
1855   George Bonnor, cricketer (big-hitting Aussie batter 1880-1888)
1856   Charles Lang Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1876]
1860   Menso Kamerlingh Onnes, painter/water colors painter
1860   William James Ashley, English economic-historian
1866   Benedetto Croce, Italy, humanist/historian/editor/philosopher
1868   Anthony J Block, Dutch lawyer (strafproces)
1871   Oliver Samuel Campbell, tennis champ (US Open-1890)
1873   Enrico Caruso, Naples Italy, operatic tenor (Faust)
1876   Charles Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1856]
1879   Otakar Ostrcil, composer
1881   William Foster, Mass, Communist Pres candidate (1924,28,32)
1882   Bruno? Traven, German? writer (Sierra Madre)
1882   Jozef Goossenaerts, Flemish philologist (Language boundary)
1882   Ludvig Nordstr”m, Sweden, writer (Story of Peter Svensk)
1887   Leonard Carey, England, actor (Laughter)
1888   John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59)
1890   Myra Hess, London England, concert pianist
1894   Ernst Friedrich, Breslau Germany, pacifist (War Against War!)
1894   Howard Wendell, Poland, actor (4 Skulls of Jonathan Drake)
1895   DeBenneville "Bert" Bell, PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles)
1895   Henri Martelli, composer
1896   John J McClellan, (Sen-D-Ark)
1897   Lili K”rber, writer
1898   William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)
1899   Leo J Weisgerber, German linguist
1900   Jed Harris, producer/director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball)
1901   Federico Ghisi, composer
1901   [Herbert] Zeppo Marx, NYC, comedian/actor (Marx Brothers)
1902   Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)
1902   Oscar Cullmann, Swiss theologist (Das Petrusproblem)
1904   Adelle Davis, author (Lets Stay Healthy)/nutritionist (died of cancer)
1906   Boris Papandopulo, composer
1906   Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter
1906   Howard Zahniser, Father of Wilderness Act
1906   Warren Hymer, NYC, actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob)
1907   Mary Coyle Chase, playwright (Harvey-Pulitzer Prize)
1907   Shimen Rushkin, Poland, actor (Beau Brummel, Having a Wonderful Time)
1908   Frank G Slaughter, author (Sangaree)
1909   Edgar Pangborn, US, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy)
1909   John Evan "Jasper" Weston Mather, writer
1910   Millicent Fenwick, NYC, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury)
1912   Richard Wattis, England, actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl)
1913   Gert Froebe, Saxony Germany, actor (Goldfinger)
1913   Jim Backus, Cleve, actor (Mr Magoo, Thurston Howell III-Gilligan Is)
1914   John Arlott, cricketer (the doyen of cricket commentators & writers)
1916   Ian Wallace, British CEO
1916   Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
1917   Alex Gordon, architect
1917   Anthony Burgess, essayist/novelist (Clockwork Orange)
1917   Asta E R Elstak, Suriname/Dutch social worker
1918   Henry Norwood Ewell, Harrisburg Pa, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1948)
1918   Robert Lorimer "Bobby" Riggs, US tennis star (US Open 1939, 41)
1919   F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian
1919   Monty Irvin, baseball hall of famer (NY Giants)
1920   Antony Duff, diplomat
1920   Hayes Gordon, Boston MA, actor (Sky Pirates, Dark Room)
1922   Matti Rautio, composer
1923   Roger Parker, Lord Justice of Appeal
1924   Peg Ridge, peace campaigner
1925   Bert Remsen, Glen Cove NY, actor (Mario-It's a Living)
1926   Harvey McGregor, QC/warden (New College-Oxford)
1927   Dick Jones, Snyder Tx, actor (Buffalo Bill Jr)
1927   Jacques Monod, composer
1927   Jane Nigh, Hollywood Calif, actress (Lorelei-Big Town)
1927   Ralph Stanley, country singer
1928   Keith Williamson, British RAF marshal
1928   Larry Gelbart, writer/producer/actor (Oh God!, M*A*S*H)
1928   Richard Stern, US writer
1929   Christopher George, Royal Oak Minn, actor (Rat Patrol, Immortal)
1929   Peter Bingham Hinchcliff, Brit church historian (1 Sided Reciprocity)
1929   Peter Hinchcliff, historian
1929   Tommy Newsom, Va, musician/bandleader/saxophonist (Tonight Show)
1930   Erica Pedretti, writer
1931   Edward Kellett-Bowman, British MEP
1931   J R Stephenson, Lt-col/secretary (MCC)
1932   Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns, Daniel Boone)
1932   Laurence New, Major-General
1932   Martin William Karlins, composer
1934   Lord Crickhowell
1934   Michael Wheeler-Booth, Clerk of the Parliaments
1934   Robert Neame, brewer
1936   Jonnie Nicely, playmate (Aug, 1956)
1936   Norman Orville Scribner, composer
1937   Basia Johnson, maid (inherited Johnson & Johnson fortune)
1937   Bob Schieffer, Austin Tx, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
1937   Tom Courtenay, England, actor (Dresser, Dr Zhivago, To Catch a Spy)
1938   Diane Baker, Hollywood Calif, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Marnie)
1938   Farokh Engineer, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1961-75)
1938   Herb Elliott, Australia, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
1939   A C F Verity, master (Dulwich College)
1939   Marisa Mell, Graz Austria, actress (Masquerade, Casanova '70)
1940   Billy Packer, Wellsville NY, basketball sportscaster (CBS)
1940   George Paul, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
1940   Hector MacKenzie, trade unionist
1940   Jes£s Lopez-Cobos, Toro Spain, conductor (Intl Conductor Competition)
1940   Jud Taylor, actor (Dr Gerson-Dr Kildare)
1940   Ron Santo, shortstop (Cubs, 1st baseball player to veto his trade)
1941   David Puttnam, London, film producer/CEO (Columbia Pictures)
1941   Ramon Pagayon Santos, composer
1941   Stewart Sutherland, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Edinburgh University)
1941   Susan Browning, Baldwin NY, actress (Pat-Mary Hartman)
1943   George Harrison, rocker (Beatle/Travelling Willberries-My Sweet Lord)
1943   Maryann Amacher, composer
1943   Sally Jessy Raphael, TV talk show host (Sally) [or May 25]
1944   Karen Grassle, Berkeley Ca, actress (Caroline-Little House on Prairie)
1944   Kristina Holland, Fayetteville NC, (Tina-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
1945   Elkie Brooks, Manchester England, rocker (Pearl's a Singer)
1945   Shivadhar Srinivasa Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist, essayist (Fireflies)
1946   F Xaver Kroetz, writer
1947   Eddie Thomson, Australian soccer coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1947   Lee Edward Evans, Madera Calif, 400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-1968)
1947   Lewis Moonie, British MP
1948   G B Warren, British biochemist
1949   Lord Sempill
1950   Anthony Lloyd, British MP
1950   Emitt Rhodes, musician (Merry-go-Round)
1950   Neil Jordan, director (Crying Game)
1950   Rick Flair, [Richard Fliehr], wrestling champ (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)
1952   James A Barcia, (Rep-D-Michigan)
1953   Garrett Glaser, entertainment correspondent (Entertainment Tonight)
1954   Steve Rixon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1977-85)
1955   Leann Hunley, actress (Dane Carrington-Dynasty, Dawson's Creek)
1956   Davie Cooper, soccer star
1957   Jane Ackroyd, British sculptor
1957   Stuart "Woody" Wood, Scot, guitarist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)
1958   Kurt Rambis, NBA forward (Lakers, Hornets)/Clark Kent look-a-like
1959   Mike Peters, rocker (Alarm-In the Summertime)
1960   Glen Bishop, cricketer (S Aussie bat, 2 ODI's for Australia 1987)
1962   Birgit Fischer, German DR, 500m kayaker (Olympic-gold-1980)
1962   Cammy Ciarelli, Iowa City, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-2nd-1995)
1962   Foster Emerson Sylvers, rocker
1963   Alison Roberts, fashion designer
1963   Paul O'Neill, Columbus OH, right fielder (Cin Reds, NY Yankees)
1963   Tom McHale, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1964   Don Majkowski, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
1964   Steve Nevius, film editor (Eden, Fall Time, Damascus)
1965   Carrot Top, [Scott Thompson], Fla, comedian (Amer Comedy Award-1994)
1965   Veronica Webb, supermodel/actress (Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)
1966   Don Anurasiri, cricketer (Sri Lankan slow left-armer)
1966   Samantha Phillips, Ft Meade MD, Penthouse Pet
1966   Stacey Cortez, actress (Sheila Cantillan-General Hospital)
1966   Tea Leoni, NYC, actress (Flying Blind, Naked Truth)
1967   Jenny Byrne, Perth Australia, tennis star (1984 Futures-Wyong-AUS)
1967   Nick Leeson, British banker (Baring bank)
1967   Rich Rowland, US baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers)
1968   David Hulse, US baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers)
1969   Donald Hodge, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
1969   Kerry Dienelt, Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Oly-bronze-96)
1969   Michelle Gibson, equestrian dressage (Olympics-bronze-96)
1970   Alfred Jordan, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
1970   Brian O'Neal, NFL full back (SF 49ers)
1970   Corey Mayfield, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970   Dave Brown, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
1970   Joe Bowden, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1970   Troy Mallette, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators)
1971   Andrew Hermann, US 50K walker (Olympics-96)
1971   Byron Dafoe, Sussex Eng, NHL goalie (LA Kings)
1971   David Fox, US, 50m freestyle (Olympics-6th-96)
1971   Helen Dobson, Skegness England, golfer (1993 State Farm Rail Classic)
1971   Jennifer LaVoie, Nashua NH, playmate (Aug, 1993)
1971   Nova Peris, Darwin Australia, field hockey left halfback (Olympics-96)
1971   Sean Astin, LA Calif, actor (Goonies, Toy Soldiers)
1972   Chris Harrison, guard (Detroit Lions)
1972   Erwin van de Looi, soccer player (Vitesse)
1972   Sean Harris, NFL linebacker (Chic Bears)
1973   Daryl Gardener, defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
1973   Kirrily Sharpe, Bankstown Aust, tennis star (1995 Futures-Saga-JPN)
1974   Detron Smith, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1974   Tamarick Vanover, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
1975   Hercules Kyvelos, Montreal Quebec, boxer (Olympics-96)
1976   Chris Pitman, rocker (Zaum, Tool)
1976   Samaki Walker, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
1992   Libby [Elizabeth] Callahan, Columbia SC, sport pistol (Olympics-96)

779   Walburgis, Anglo-Saxon abbess/saint (Walpurgis Night), dies
1247   Hendrik IV, duke of Limburg/earl of Bergen (1226-47), dies
1495   Djem Sultan, son of Turkish sultan Mehmed II, dies at 35
1601   Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, executed for treason against Elizabeth
1602   Everard van Reyd, Dutch historian, dies at about 51
1634   Albrecht WE baron von Wallenstein, German duke, murdered at 50
1634   Van Friedland/Mecklenburg, general-admiral, dies at 50
1643   Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, dies at 60
1682   Alessandro Stradella, Italian violist/composer, murdered at 37
1713   Frederik I, King of Prussia (1701-13), dies at 55
1719   Giovanni Maria Casini, composer, dies at 66
1723   Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/architect, dies at 90
1819   Filinto El¡sio, [do Nascimento], Portuguese poet, dies at 84
1826   Piotr A von der Pahlen, military governor of St Petersburg, dies at 60
1851   Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer, dies at 53
1852   Thomas Moore, writer (Utopia), dies
1865   Otto Ludwig, German writer (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), dies at 47
1894   James Morrison Steele Mackaye, US actor/author/director, dies at 51
1899   Paul Julius von Reuter, founder of the news agency (Reuters), dies
1901   Jose Rogel, composer, dies at 71
1902   Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, composer, dies at 77
1906   Anton Stepanovich Arensky, Russian composer/conductor c t, dies at 44
1914   John Tenniel, British illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 93
1915   George Mimot, physician (Nobel-1934), dies
1920   Aloys, Liechtenstein nobleman/politician, dies at 73
1922   Henri-D‚sir‚ Landru, French sex murderer, guillotined at 52
1925   Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, composer, dies at 81
1934   Daniel Protheroe, composer, dies at 67
1934   John J McGraw, manager (NY Giants), dies at 60
1942   Leo Ascher, composer, dies at 61
1945   M rio R de Morais Andrade, Brazilian poet/folklorist, dies at 51
1947   Friedrich Paschen, German physicist, dies at 82
1953   Jesus Garcia Leoz, composer, dies at 49
1955   Marij Kogoj, composer, dies at 59
1957   Kurt von Wolfurt, composer, dies at 76
1957   Mark Aldanov, [Mark A Landau], Russian/French chemist, dies at 70
1960   Everhardus J van Romondt, Dutch Antillean minister, dies at 51
1962   Wilhelm Pessler, German sociologist, dies at 81
1964   Alexander Archipenko, sculptor, dies
1967   John Griggs, actor (Joey Bishop Show), dies at 57
1968   Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47), dies at 96
1969   Jan Zajic, Czech student, self incinerates
1970   Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist (Green on Blue), dies at 66
1975   Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, dies in Chicago at 78
1978   Daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58
1982   J K Irani, cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), dies
1983   John Cowles Sr, US publisher, dies at 84
1983   Tennessee Williams, writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71
1987   James Coco, actor (Joe-Dumplings), dies at 58
1988   Amapola Del Vando, actress (Cowboy), dies at 78
1990   Deborra Hampton, actress (Crossroads, 2 of a Kind), dies at 30
1992   Guy Deghy, actor (Matter of Who, 1 Eyed Soldiers), dies at 79
1992   John E Allen Jr, actor (1 2 3), dies
1992   Ollie O'Toole, dies after long illness at 79
1993   Eddie Constantine, actor (Alphaville, License to Kill), dies at 75
1993   Jan D Boeke, Dutch organist/conductor, dies
1993   Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch PM (social dem, 1965-69), dies
1993   John D Boeke, organist/conductor, dies
1993   Troy Caldwell, country musician (Marshall Tucker Band), dies at 45
1994   Baruch Goldstein, physician/murderer (53 in mosque), lynched at 42
1994   Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (170 wickets for S Afr in 37 Tests), dies
1994   Jersey Joe Walcott, boxer, dies at 80
1994   Wladyslaw Sila Lawyer Adviser to Solidarity-Nowicki, dies at 80
1994   Yann Piat, French MP (FN/PR), murdered at 44
1995   Jack Clayton, British director (Great Gatsby), dies at 73
1995   Oh Jin Woo, Korean minister of defense, dies
1995   Terence Weil, cellist/teacher, dies at 73
1996   Haing S Ngor, doctor/actor (Killing Fields), dies at 45
1996   Marion Farouk Political scientist-Sluglett, dies at 59
1996   Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist, dies at 94
1997   Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, writer/critic, dies at 71
1997   Tony Williams, jazz drummer (Miles Davis), dies at 51
1998   Luigi Veronesi, Italian abstract artist (Campo Grafico), dies at 90
1998   Umberto Mastroianni, Italian sculptor, dies at 87

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