This Day In History – January 16h

By dancingintheraine

January 17, 2010

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0308 St Marcellus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1219 Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed

1325 Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade

1493 Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip

1531 English Reformation parliament’s 2nd sitting

1545 Death of Georg Spalatin, 61, German reformer and friend of Martin Luther. Spalatin’s court life allowed him to give secular government a better understanding of Luther’s ideas.

1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Russia

1556 Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain

1572 The Duke of Norfolk was tried for treason for complicity in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England. He was executed on June 2.

1581 English parliament passes laws against Catholicism

1604 At the Hampton Court Conference in England, John Rainolds presented to King James I the motion ‘…that there might bee a newe translation of the Bible.’ Approved the next day, Rainolds’ motion led to the 1611 publication of the Authorized (King James) version of the Bible.

1740 English revivalist George Whitefield wrote in a letter: ‘If I see a man who loves the Lord Jesus in sincerity, I am not very solicitous to what…communion he belongs. The Kingdom of God, I think, does not consist in any such thing.’

1756 England & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster

1759 British Museum opens in London

1765 Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major)

1776 Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks

1777 Vermont declares independence from NY

1780 Battle at Cape St Vincent admiral Rodney beats Spanish fleet

1786 The Virginia Legislature adopted the Ordinance of Religious Freedom, which guaranteed that no man would be forced to attend or support any church. This mandate later became the model for the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

1795 French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht Netherlands

1809 The British defeated the French at the Battle of Corunna, in the Peninsular War.

1819 Godert baron van der de Capellen becomes Governor of Dutch-Indies

1832 Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde

1863 Cruise of CSS Florida

1864 Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge TN

1865 General William Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks)

1865 San Francisco Dramatic Chronicle started

1865 Confederate Brigadier General John Pegram marries Hetty Cary

1865 Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Fort Fisher NC, 40 die

1866 Mr. Everett Barney patented the metal screw, clamp skate.

1868 Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit

1870 Virginia becomes 8th state re-admitted to US after Civil War

1871 Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as 2nd black congressman

1877 Color organ (for light shows) patented, by Bainbridge Bishop

1879 January record 13″ of snow falls in New York City NY (broken Jan 7, 1996)

1883 Pendleton Act creates basis of US Civil Service system

1883 Québec Rugby Football Union forms

1887 Cliff House damaged when schooner “Parallel”‘s powder cargo explodes

1889 128ºF (53ºC), Cloncurry, Queensland (Australian record)

1896 The first five-player college basketball game was played at Iowa City, IA.

1897 John Dewey’s essay “My Pedagogic Creed” appears in School Journal

1900 The U.S. Senate consented to the Anglo-German treaty of 1899, by which the U.K. renounced rights to the Samoan islands.

1905 Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman traded for 6th time in 8 months

1905 Stanley Cup Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Dawson City (Yukon) in 2 games Ottawa Silver 7 beats Dawson City (Yukon) 23-2 for Stanley Cup, this is most lopsided playoff game, Frank McGee scores 14 goals

1906 Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)

1908 Pinnacles National Monument, California established

1909 David, Mawson & Mackay reach south magnetic pole

1909 British explorer Ernest Shackleton finds magnetic south pole

1911 Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east

1913 British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland

1914 Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia

1915 Congress authorizes $1 & $50 Panamá-Pacific International Expo gold coin

1919 Prohibition ratified by 3/4 of the states; Nebraska is 36th

1920 Prohibition went into effect in the U.S.

1920 The motion picture “The Kid” opened.

1920 18th Amendment, prohibition, becomes the law of the land – one year after ratification; it is repealed in 1933

1920 1st assembly of League of Nations (Paris)

1920 Georgia declares independence

1925 General M Froense replaces Trotsky as People’s Commissioner of Defense

1925 Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council

1931 Bradman scores 223 Australia vs West Indies, 297 minutes, 26 fours

1933 Bert Oldfield flattened by Larwood delivery in Adelaide Test

1936 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah FL

1936 Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president

1936 Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form Unidad Popular

1938 Benny Goodman refuses to play Carnegie Hall when black members of his band were barred from performing

1939 Comic strip “Superman” debuts

1939 The “I Love a Mystery” debuted on NBC’s West-Coast outlets.

1941 War Department forms 1st Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets

1941 US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor

1942 William Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a General in US army

1943 -60ºF (-51ºC), Island Park Dam ID (state record)

1943 1st US air raid on Ambon

1943 German 2nd SS-Pantzer division evacuates Charkow

1943 Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad

1944 General Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London

1945 Scottish 52nd land division/1st Commando brigade-assault at Heinsberg

1945 US 1st & 3rd army meet at Houffalise

1947 Vincent Aurial elected President of France

1948 35 Haganah members are ambushed & killed in Gush Etzyon

1949 “Rape of Lucretia” closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City NY after 23 performances

1949 KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles CA (NBC) 1st broadcast

1949 WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington DC (CBS) 1st broadcast

1950 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands recognize Israel

1951 World’s largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville TX, to 134th St, New York City NY)

1951 Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi

1952 New Dutch bible translation finished

1952 US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary

1953 27th Australian Womens Tennis Maureen Connolly beat J Sampson (63 62)

1953 41st Australian Mens Tennis Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (60 63 64)

1953 Egyptian Premier General Naguib disbands all political parties

1953 KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 “South Pacific” closes at Majestic Theater New York City NY after 1928 performances

1955 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open

1955 NFL Pro Bowl West beats East 26-19

1956 Egyptian President Nassar pledges to reconquer Palestine

1957 3 B-52s leave California for 1st non-stop round the world flights

1957 Cavern Club (home of Beatles’ 1st appearance) opens on Mathew Street in England

1958 William Gibson’s “Two for the Seesaw” premieres in New York City NY

1961 “Conquering Hero” opens at ANTA Theater New York City NY for 8 performances

1961 Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain

1961 Mickey Mantle signed a contract that made him the highest paid baseball player in the American League at $75,000 for the 1961 season.

1962 Suit accuses New York City NY Board of Education uses “racial quotas”

1962 Shooting begins on “Dr No”

1963 Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb

1963 Tennessee Williams’ “Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” premieres

1964 “Hello, Dolly!” starring Carol Channing, opens at St James Theater New York City NY for 2,844 performances

1964 AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving Kansas City A’s to Louisville

1965 “Oh What a Lovely War” closes at Broadhurst New York City NY after 125 performances

1965 “Outer Limits” last airs on ABC-TV

1965 AFL Pro Bowl West beats East 38-14

1965 Searchers’ “Love Potion #9” peaks at #3

1965 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakstan/Semipalatinsk USSR

1966 Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US

1966 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center

1967 1st black government installed in Bahamas

1967 Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Alabama) black sheriff in 20th century

1968 21st NHL All-Star Game Toronto beat All-Stars 4-3 at Toronto

1968 Jay Allen’s “Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” premieres in New York City NY

1969 Jan Palach immolates himself to protest Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia

1969 Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space

1970 AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92’3½” from out of bounds, Tacoma-it shouldn’t have counted, but was allowed

1970 NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)

1970 Buckminster Fuller, the designer of the geodesic dome, was awarded the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects.

1970 Colonel Muammar el-Quaddafi (Kadhaffi) becomes premier of Libya

1970 Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball’s reserve clause

1971 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1 58.7)

1972 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ

1972 Super Bowl VI Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3 in New Orleans; Super Bowl MVP Roger Staubach, Dallas, Quarterback

1973 USSR’s Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon

1973 NBC presents 440th & final showing of “Bonanza”

1974 L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR

1974 “Jaws” by Peter Benchley is published

1974 New York Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford elected to Hall of Fame

1976 “Donny & Marie” [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV

1976 Peter Frampton released platinum live album “Frampton Comes Alive”

1977 Washington Capital’s H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders

1978 Soyuz 27 returns to Earth

1978 5th American Music Award Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & Conway Twitty

1979 Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran and his family flees Iran for Egypt

1980 Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession

1981 Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Björn Borg

1981 John Lennon’s “Woman” is released in UK

1981 Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband

1981 Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth

1982 Great Britain established full diplomatic relations with the Vatican.

1984 Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis

1984 11th American Music Award Michael Jackson

1985 “Playboy” announces end of stapling centerfolds

1986 Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam

1988 Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks

1988 NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix

1988 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards – Days of Our Live wins

1989 USSR announces plan for 2-year manned mission to Mars

1989 Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague

1990 2 Bank of Credit & Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering

1991 Operation Desert Storm begins – US & 27 allies attack Iraq for occupying Kuwait (air war begins January 17 at 2:38AM (local time) or January 16 at 6:38PM EST due to an 8 hour time difference, with an Apache helicopter attack)

1991 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards – Days of Our Live wins

1992 “2 Shakespearean Actors” opens at Cort Theater New York City NY for 29 performances

1994 Scott skates world record 1000m (1 12.54)

1995 UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in New York City NY)

1997 Anthony Stuart takes ODI hat-trick, Australia vs Pakistan, MCG

1998 Researchers announce that an altered gene helped to defend against HIV.

1991 The White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm. The operation was designed to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.

1992 Officials of the government of El Salvador and rebel leaders signed a pact in Mexico City ending 12 years of civil war. At least 75,000 people were killed during the fighting.

1997 Bill Cosby’s only son, Ennis, 27, was shot to death while changing a flat tire on a dark road in Los Angeles, CA.

1998 The first woman to enroll at Virginia Military Institute withdrew from the school.

1998 NASA officially announced that John Glenn would fly aboard the space shuttle Discovery in October.

1998 It was announced that Texas would receive $15.3 billion in a tobacco industry settlement. The payouts were planned to take place over 25 years.

1998 Three federal judges secretly granted Kenneth Starr authority to probe whether U.S. President Clinton or Vernon Jordan urged Monica Lewinsky to lie about her relationship with Clinton.

1999 At least 37 bodies were found mutilated of executed in southern Kosovo. They were all in civilian clothing. This occurred one day after a fierce attack by Serb forces.

2000 A truck loaded with evaporated milk was rammed into California’s state capitol building in Sacramento, CA. The driver was killed in the incident.

2000 Ricardo Lagos was elected Chile’s first socialist president since Salvador Allende.

2002 In Grundy, VA, student killed three and wounding three others at the Appalachian School of Law.

2002 U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced that John Walker Lindh would be brought to the United States to face trial. He was charged in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA, with conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens, providing support to terrorist organizations, and engaging in prohibited transactions with the Taliban of Afghanistan.

2002 The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted sanctions against Osama bin Laden, his terror network and the remnants of the Taliban. The sanctions required that all nations impose arms embargoes and freeze their finances.


1587 Alexander Adriaenssen Flemish painter

1672 Francesco Mancini composer

1697 Richard Savage poet

1728 Niccolò Piccinni Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)

1749 Vittoria A Alfieri Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)

1757 Samuel McIntire woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)

1804 Karl August Krebs composer

1807 Charles Henry Davis Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877

1815 Adolph Trube composer

1815 Henry Wagner “Old Brains” Halleck Major-General (Union Army)

1834 Albert Lindley Lee Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1907

1837 James Phillip Simms Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1887

1847 Kálmán Mikszáth Hungary, writer (Wonderparaplu)

1853 André Michelin France, industrialist/tire manufacturer (Michelin)

1853 Johnston Forbes-Robertson English actor/theater director (Kathleen)

1864 Frank Bacon actor/author (Lightnin)

1868 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira composer

1870 Wilhelm Normann German chemist (hardening of oils)

1872 Edward G Craig actor/director (On the art of theatre)

1872 Henri-Paul Busser composer

1873 Boyd Alexander English explorer

1874 Robert Service England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee)

1878 Harry [Henry Dewitt] Carey Sr Bronx NY, US actor (Informer, Aces Wild, Border Cafe, Air Force)

1878 Robert Garbe German poet (Görniek)

1885 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz president of Poland (1939-40)

1887 John Hamilton Penn, actor (Perry White-Superman)

1890 Karl Freund Czech/Austrian cameraman/director

1890 Lloyd Bacon San Jose CA, actor (Charlie Chaplin)

1893 Henry C Rümke Dutch psychiatrist (Periods in Man’s Life)

1894 Guy Chamberlin early NFL end/coach (Canton, Frankford, Cards)

1901 Fulgencio Batista President/Dictator of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59)

1902 Eric Liddell China, English 400m runner (Olympics-gold-1924)

1902 Evelyn Levine composer

1904 Max Vredenburg composer

1905 Ernesto Halffter composer

1906 Clement Greenberg art critic

1906 Diana Winyard London, actress (Cavalcade)

1907 Alexander Knox Canada, actor (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind)

1907 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott classicist

1908 Ethel Merman stage & screen actress (Anything Goes, Call Me Madam)

1910 David McCampbell US pilot/captain (WWII-Pacific-downed 34 Japanese planes)

1911 Eduardo Frei (Christian Democrat), President of Chile (1964-70)

1911 Jay Hanna “Dizzy” Dean HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)

1911 Gilbert Gadoffre French scholar

1912 Franz Tumler Austria, author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)

1914 Roger Aubert Belgium, church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)

1916 Frederick Stewart British geologist

1917 Buddy Lester Chicago IL, actor (Nick-Phil Silvers Show)

1918 Stirling Silliphant screenwriter

1919 Bob Boucher Kent OH, orchestra leader (Music on Ice)

1920 Elliot Reid New York City NY, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)

1923 Martin Stokken Norway, nordic relay (Olympics-silver-1952)

1923 Roy Lanham rocker (Sons of the Pioneers)

1923 Willem Aantjes Dutch political leader (CDA)

1924 Katy Jurado México, actress (High Noon, Trapeze, Barabbas, AKA Pablo)

1926 John “Jack” Layden local politician

1928 Ezra Sims composer

1928 John William Fozard aircraft designer

1928 William Kennedy US writer

1929 Allard Lowenstein radical (Students for Democratic Action)

1929 Francesco Scavullo Staten Island NY, celebrity photographer

1929 Tage Nielsen composer

1930 Norman Podhoretz Brooklyn NY, author/editor (New York Post)

1931 Vladimir Skutina writer playwright/journalist

1932 Dian Fossey zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist)

1932 Jim Berry cartoonist (Berry’s World)

1933 Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3)

1933 Susan Sonntag writer

1934 Richard Wernick Boston MA, composer

1934 Bill Alexander (Representative-D-AR, 1969- )

1934 Marilyn Horne Bradford PA, mezzo-soprano

1935 A J Foyt Houston TX, auto race driver (Indy 500 1961, 64, 67, 77)

1936 Michael White theater/film producer (From Russia With Love)

1937 Bob Bogle Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)

1937 Conny Vandenbos Dutch singer (My rose, my little rose)

1938 Michael Pataki Youngstown OH, actor (Get Christie Love)

1939 Cliff Thorburn English snooker player

1941 Christine Janes tennis player

1941 Richard Bohringer Paris France, actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow)

1941 Tÿmen G J “Tim” Beekman actor (Nosferatu)

1942 Barbara Lynn rocker

1942 Bill Francis Mobile AL rocker (Dr Hook)

1942 Tony P Hall (Representative-D-OH, 1979- )

1943 Brian Ferneyhough composer

1943 Gavin Bryars composer

1944 Jim Stafford Eloise FL, singer (Spiders & Snakes, My Girl Bill)

1944 Chris de Marigny painter/designer

1944 Ronnie Milsap Robbinsville NC, country singer (Any Day Now, Legend in My Time)

1945 Kabir Bedi actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry)

1946 Michael L Coats Sacramento CA, Captain USN/astronaut (STS 41-D, 29, 39)

1947 Dr. Laura Schlessinger Brooklyn, NY, TV/radio host/author (Go take on the day)

1947 Georgette Mosbacher CEO (La Prairie cosmetics)

1947 Juliet Berto Grenoble France, actress (Le Sex Shop)

1948 Cliff Thorburn Victoria BC, champion snooker player

1948 Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov Riga, cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71)

1948 Christopher Moran English financier/multi-millionaire

1948 John Carpenter Carthage NY, director (Halloween, The Thing)

1950 Caroline Munro Windsor England, actress (Spy Who Loves Me)

1950 Debbie Allen Houston TX, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame)

1950 Jesse Dizon Oceanside CA

1951 Richard Thompson rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)

1952 Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr Savannah GA, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 39, 64)

1952 Roberta Baskin NY, correspondent (48 Hours)

1955 Jerry M Linenger Mt Clemens MI, PhD/Commander USN/astronaut (STS 81/84)

1956 Wayne Daniel cricketer (West Indies fast bowler 1976-84)

1958 Anatoli Boukreev mountaineer

1959 Sadé [Helen Folsade Ady] Ibadan Nigeria, rocker (Smooth Operator, Sweetest Taboo; Grammy 1986-Best new singer)

1962 Jan Koster Dutch drummer (Sleeze Beez-Powertool)

1962 Kevin Ross NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs)

1962 Paul Webb rocker (TalkTalk)

1964 Gail Graham Vanderhoof BC, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon)

1964 Mark Collins NFL cornerback/safety (New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers)

1964 Trevor Barsby cricketer (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85)

1966 Anthony Washington Glasgow Montana, discus thrower (Olympics-4th-96)

1966 Jack McDowell Van Nuys CA, pitcher (New York Yankees, White Sox, Indians)

1967 Jeff Branson Waynesboro MI, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)

1967 Maxine Waters Jones rocker (En Vogue)

1968 David Chokachi actor (Baywatch)

1969 Chelan Kozak Revelstoke BC, equestrian (Olympics-96)

1969 Roy Jones Pensacola FL, Light-middleweight boxer (Olympics-silver-1988)

1970 Don MacLean NBA forward (New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets)

1970 Ron Villone Englewood NJ, pitcher (San Diego Padres)

1971 Josh Evans actor (Ricochet, The Doors)

1971 Jukka-Pekka Nummi WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores)

1971 Junior Bryant NFL defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)

1971 Michel Kreek Dutch soccer player (Ajax)

1971 Scott Williams Orange CA, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)

1971 Sergei Bruguera Spain, tennis star

1971 Ulrich van Gobbel Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)

1972 Desiree Leipham Spokane WA, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995)

1972 Joe Horn wide receiver (Kansas City Chiefs)

1972 Lee McIntyre Peak Hill Australia, golfer (T3 1995 New South Wales Trainee Champ)

1973 Josie Davis Los Angeles CA, actress (Sarah-Charles in Charge)

1973 Mario Bates NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints)

1973 Willie Whitehead CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

1974 Kate Moss Addiscomb Surrey England, model (Calvin Klein)

1976 Trisha Stillwell Miss Oklahoma-USA (1997, top 10)

1986 Mason Gamble actor (Dennis the Menace)


0308 Marcellus I Catholic Pope (-308), dies

0429 Honoratius of Arles bishop/saint, dies

1343 Robert of Anjou king (Naples), dies

1595 Murad III sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies

1697 Richard Savage poet, dies

1703 Matteo Coferati composer, dies at 64

1794 Edward Gibbon historian (Decline & Fall), dies in London at 56

1817 Antonin Josef Alois Volanek composer, dies at 55

1838 Aleksandr I Polezjajev Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33

1842 Thomas Freanby Norwegian landscape painter, dies

1849 Wilhelm M L de Wette German theologist, dies at 69

1864 Anton Schindler German violinist/biographer (Beethoven), dies at 68

1886 Amilcare Ponchielli Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51

1891 Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes composer, dies at 54

1891 Leo Delibes French ballet composer (Lakmé), dies at 54

1892 Imakita Kosen Zen teacher/abbot of Engagkuji monastery, dies

1893 Johan Philip Koelman painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 74

1901 Hiram Revels dies at 73

1901 Arnold Böcklin Swiss painter, dies at 73

1907 Alfred Shaw cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), dies

1912 Georg Heym writer, dies at 24

1916 Arnold Aletrino Dutch physician-criminologist (From Death), dies at 57

1919 Jaroslav Jeremias composer, dies at 19

1920 Reginald De Koven composer, dies at 60

1934 Annie Patterson composer, dies at 65

1935 Richard Wetz composer, dies at 59

1938 William Pickering pioneer US stellar spectroscopist, dies

1939 Albert Fish mass murderer, executed

1942 Barbara Lynn [Ozen], US singer (You’ll Lose a Good Thing), dies

1942 Carole Lombard actress, (Bolero), killed in plane crash (along with her mother & 20 others) at 32

1943 Franz Courtens Flemish painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88

1945 Dennis Donnini British rifleman (Victoria Cross), dies in battle at 19

1946 Johanna HC Albregt actress/wife of Henri Dons (Paradise), dies at 71

1954 Michail M Prishvin Russian writer, dies

1955 Jonkheer Reneke de Marees van Swinderen Dutch minister (1908-13), dies at 94

1957 Arturo Toscanini Italy, American conductor, dies in New York City NY at 89

1957 Alexander Cambridge Governor-General (South Africa 1923-31/Canada 1940-5), dies at 82

1961 Janos Viski composer, dies at 54

1962 Emanuel Stickelberger Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77

1963 Gilardo Gilardi composer, dies at 73

1966 Margarete Susman writer, dies at 91

1967 Dirk Vansina Flemish playwright (Sage of Kai-Roi), dies at 72

1967 Robert J Van De Graaff US nuclear physicist, dies at 65

1968 Robert R “Bob” Jones founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84

1969 Jan Palach protesting Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, self immolates at 20

1969 Vernon Duke composer, dies at 65

1970 Armijn Pane Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61

1971 Kermit Maynard cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68

1972 David Seville [Ross Bagdasarian] (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52

1973 Ray Barrett sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65

1979 Ted Cassidy Pittsburgh PA, actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46

1979 Fred Elizalde composer, dies at 71

1980 Anna van Wageningen-Salomons Dutch author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94

1981 Bernard Lee actor (M in James Bond Movies), dies at 73

1987 Earl Wilson Broadway columnist (Midnight Earl), dies in Yonkers at 79

1987 Joyce Jameson comedienne (Spike Jones Show), dies at 54

1987 Ilse Langen writer, dies at 87

1989 Pierre Boileau screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82

1989 Romo Vincent actor (Naked Jungle), dies

1989 Trey Wilson actor (Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona), dies

1992 Roselle Novelle silent film actress, dies at 95

1993 Florence Desmond [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87

1993 Glenn Corbett US actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63

1993 Sathasivam Krishnakumar Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide

1994 Martin Kosleck German/US actor (Hitler Gang), dies at 86

1994 Noël Foré Belgian cyclist (Paris-Roubaix 1959), dies at 61

1994 Stephen Kritsick veterinarian (Good Morning America), dies at 42

1995 William Dillard trumpeter/singer, dies at 83

1996 Harry Potts footballer/manager, dies at 75

1996 Kaye Webb publisher, dies at 81

1997 Charlie Alfred Galbraith jazz trombonist, dies at 76

1997 Innis Cosby son of Bill Cosby, murdered on Los Angeles highway at 29

1997 Jim Kensil NFL president (New York Jets), dies of heart failure at 66

1997 Stephen Fitz-Simon entrepreneur, dies at 59

1998 David “Junior” Kimbrough blues musician, dies at 67

1998 Peter Diamand artistic administrator, dies at 84



















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