This Day In History – January 24th

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January 24, 2010

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0772 Stephen III ends his reign as Catholic Pope

0817 Stephen IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope

0817 St Paschal I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Stephen IV

1076 Synod of Worms German King Henry IV fires Pope Gregory VII

1118 Giovanni Caetani elected Pope Gelasius II

1328 King Edward III of England marries Philippa of Henegouwen

1458 Matthias I Corvinus chosen king of Hungary

1534 François I signs classified treaty with evangelical German monarchy

1568 In the Netherlands, Duke of Alva declares William of Orange an outlaw

1568 Abdij Church in Middelburg destroyed by fire

1613 Amsterdam merchant Hans Bontemantel baptized

1616 Jacques Le Maire discovers Street Lemaire/Cape Receiver

1634 Emperor Ferdinand II declares Albrecht von Wallenstein a traitor

1639 Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders

1644 Battle at Nantwich Cheshire Parliamentary armies win

1652 Duke of Orléans joins Fronde rebels

1656 1st Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland

1659 Pierre Corneille’s “Oedipe” premieres in Paris

1679 King Charles II disbands English parliament

1722 In Cambridge, Mass., Edward Wigglesworth was named to fill the newly created Thomas Hollis chair at Harvard College. Mr. Wigglesworth thereby became the first divinity professor commissioned in the American colonies.

1722 Czar Peter the Great begins civil system

1738 Four months before his celebrated Christian conversion, Anglican missionary John Wesley wrote in his journal: ‘I went to America to convert the Indians. But oh! who shall convert me? I have a fair summer religion… But let death look me in the face, and my spirit is troubled.’

1742 German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor

1764 Governor Winthrop Telescope, is destroyed in a Harvard fire

1818 Birth of Anglican clergyman John Mason Neale, who was one of the first to translate ancient Greek and Latin hymns into English. Neale thus rendered the hymns known today as “All Glory, Laud, and Honor,” “Good Christian Men, Rejoice” and “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”

1839 Charles Darwin elected member of Royal Society

1847 1,500 New Mexican Indians & Mexicans defeated by US Colonel Price

1848 James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill in northern California. The discovery led to the gold rush of ’49.

1861 Arsenal at Augusta GA seized by Confederacy

1861 Federal troops from Fort Monroe are sent to Fort Pikens

1862 Romania principality arises under King Alexander Cuza

1874 General J van Swieten conquers Kraton Atjeh, after 1000’s die

1874 Mussorgsky’s opera “Boris Godunov” premieres in St Petersburg Russia

1875 Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Danse Macabre” premieres

1892 Battle at Mengo, Uganda French missionaries attack British missionaries

1899 Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O’Sullivan

1899 Belgium government of Vandenpeereboom forms

1900 Newcastle Badminton Club, world’s oldest, formed in England

1900 Battle at Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers vs British army)

1901 1st games played in baseball’s American League

1901 Emily Hobhouse views Lord Kitchener’s concentration camp at Bloemfontein

1902 Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA

1908 In England, the first Boy Scout troop was organized by Robert Baden-Powell.

1913 Franz Kafka stops working on “Amerika”; it will never be finished

1914 The opera “Madeleine” is produced (New York City NY)

1915 German-British sea battle at Doggersbank & Helgoland

1916 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that income tax was unconstitutional.

1916 Conscription was introduced in Britain.

1922 -54ºF (-48ºC), Danbury WI (state record)

1922 Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)

1922 Lehman Caves National Monument established

1923 Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico established

1924 Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union

1924 The Russian city of St. Petersburg was renamed Leningrad. The name has since been changed back to St. Petersburg.

1925 Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island

1925 Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden

1930 J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, New Zealand vs England, Wellington

1930 Primo Carnera made his American boxing debut by knocking out Big Boy Patterson in one minute, ten seconds of the opening round.

1930 Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand’s 1st Test century

1933 Noël Coward’s “Design for Living” premieres in New York City NY

1935 1st canned beer, “Krueger Cream Ale”, is sold by Kruger Brewing Co in Richmond VA

1936 Benny Goodman & orchestra record “Stompin’ at the Savoy” on Victor Records

1939 30,000 killed by earthquake in Concepcion Chile

1939 Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1939 Spanish government moves to Figueras

1941 British troops march into Abyssinia

1942 “Abie’s Irish Rose” was first heard on NBC radio.

1942 Musical “Star & Garter” premieres in New York City NY

1943 Hitler orders nazi troops at Stalingrad to fight to death

1943 U.S. President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Churchill concluded a wartime conference in Casablanca, Morocco.

1943 Jewish patients/nurses/doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau

1944 Allied troops occupy Nettuno Italy

1945 Scottish 52nd Lowland division occupies Heinsberg

1947 NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death in playoffs

1948 “Music in My Heart” closes at Adelphi Theater New York City NY after 124 performances

1948 Australia all out 674 vs India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)

1948 Dutch Liberal Party forms-People’s party for Freedom & Democracy (VVD)

1950 Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history

1951 Dutch government Drees-van Schaik resigns

1952 Vincent Massey was the first Canadian to be appointed governor-general of Canada.

1952 Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base

1952 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly New York Yankees

1954 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Women’s Golf Open

1954 BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Don Carter

1955 The rules committee of major league baseball announced a plan to strictly enforce the rule that required a pitcher to release the ball within 20 seconds after taking his position on the mound.

1956 96.5 cm precipitation at Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record)

1957 Elvis Presley recorded “Teddy Bear.”

1958 After warming to 100,000,000º, 2 light atoms are bashed together to create a heavier atom, resulting in 1st man-made nuclear fusion

1959 “Party with Comden & Green” closes at John Golden New York City NY after 38 performances

1959 Dmitri Shostakovich’s comedy “Cheryomushk” premieres in Moscow

1959 WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford CT (IND) begins broadcasting

1960 Algeria uprises against French President De Gaulle

1961 Lazard Brithers Ltd draw a check for $334,867,807.68

1961 Edward Albee’s “American Dream” premieres in New York City NY

1962 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany

1962 Brian Epstein signed with the Beatles as their manager and began to direct their image away from leather jackets. He led them toward a smarter stage presentation, with matching suits and bows to the audience.

1962 Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1962 Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament

1963 Buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ & Thesz becomes NWA champ

1964 CBS-TV acquired the rights to televise the National Football League’s 1964-1965 regular season. The move cost CBS $14.1 million a year. The NFL stayed on CBS for 30 years.

1964 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes

1964 Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking

1966 WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth MN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1969 Queen Juliana appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa

1969 Jethro Tull played its first U.S. concert in New York City as the opening act for Led Zeppelin.

1969 Spanish General Franco announces state of emergency

1970 3rd ABA All-Star Game West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana

1970 It was announced that John Lennon and Yoko Ono had shaven their heads to commemorate the start of Year One for Peace.

1970 James “Shep” Sheppard of the The Heartbeats and Shep and the Limelites, was found murdered in his car on the Long Island Expressway.

1970 Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 seconds)

1971 NFL Pro Bowl NFC beats AFC 27-6 (1st Pro Bowl after NFL-AFL merger)

1972 WRIP (now WDSI) TV channel 61 in Chattanooga TN (IND) 1st broadcast

1972 The U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws that denied welfare benefits to people who had resided in a state for less than a year.

1973 Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1975 “Hot l Baltimore” situation comedy premieres on ABC TV

1975 Rev. F. Donald Coggan, 66, was consecrated the 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (primate of Anglicanism). In the audience was Johannes Cardinal Willebrands Ä the first Vatican representative to attend this Anglican ceremony since the time of the Reformation.

1975 Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England

1976 Cleveland Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 points (beat Milwaukee 132-89)

1976 George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest

1977 5 lawyers murdered by fascist in Madrid

1978 31st NHL All-Star Game Wales beat Campbell 3-2 (OT) at Buffalo

1978 A nuclear-powered Soviet satellite plunged through Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated. The radioactive debris was scattered over parts of Canada’s Northwest Territory.

1978 Carter Executive Order on Intelligence (#12036)

1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1981 Islanders scored 5 power play goals against Nordiques

1981 Kim Hughes scores 213 vs India at Adelaide

1982 Super Bowl XVI San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac MI; Super Bowl MVP Joe Montana, San Francisco, Quarterback

1982 Diana Ross sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XVI.

1984 Apple Computer Inc unveils its Macintosh personal computer

1985 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched

1986 New York Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point

1986 The Voyager 2 space probe makes first fly by past Uranus (81, 593 km). The probe came within 50,679 miles of the seventh planet of the solar system. It finds new moons.

1986 43rd Golden Globes Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win

1986 South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president

1987 In Lebanon, gunmen kidnapped educators Alann Steen, Jesse Turner, Robert Polhill and Mitheleshwar Singh. They were all later released.

1987 61st Australian Women’s Tennis H Mandlikova beat M Navratilova (75 76)

1988 1st WWF Royal Rumble – Jim Duggan wins

1988 76th Australian Men’s Tennis M Wilander beats P Cash (63 67 36 61 86)

1988 9th ACE Cable Awards

1988 Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win the World Series Cup

1988 Cerebral Palsy telethon

1989 1st reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex

1989 Ted Bundy, the confessed serial killer, was put to death in Florida’s electric chair for the 1978 kidnap-murder of 12-year-old Kimberly Leach.

1989 James Brown was sentenced to 6 years in jail for drug and and assault charges.

1989 The Rev. Barbara C. Harris, 55, of Boston, was confirmed as the first female bishop in the 450-year history of the Anglican Church.

1990 Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched the first probe to be sent to the Moon since 1976. A small satellite was placed in lunar orbit.

1991 “Les Miserables” opens at Theatre St Denis, Montréal

1992 Greg McPherson, a music professor at the University of Massachusetts, filed a $21 million lawsuit against New Kids on the Block manager Maurice Starr. It was alledged that he was not paid for his work on the group’s “Hangin’ Tough Live” album. McPherson also charged that the group only sang 20 percent of the album and lipsynched in concert.

1993 14th annual star-athon $24,000,000

1993 Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed

1993 Soyuz TM-16 launches

1993 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis

1994 Dow Jones closes above 3,900 for 1st time (3,914.48)

1995 Van Halen released their “Balance” LP. It was the last album recorded with lead singer Sammy Hagar.

1995 The prosecution gave its opening statement at the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

1996 Polish Premier Jozef Oleksy resigned due to allegations that he had spied for Moscow.

2000 The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Missouri law that limited the contributions that individuals could donate to a candidate during a single election.

2001 In Colorado Springs, CO, Patrick Murphy Jr. and Donald Newbury were taken into custody after a 5-minute phone interview was granted with a TV station. They were the remaining fugitives of the “Texas 7.”

2002 Freddy Fender underwent a kidney transplant. He was released on January 30.

2002 The U.S. Congress began a hearing on the collapse of Enron Corp.

2002 John Walker Lindh appeared in court for the first time concerning the charges that he conspired to kill Americans abroad and aided terrorist groups. Lindh had been taken into custody by U.S. Marines in Afghanistan.

2003 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security began operations under Tom Ridge.


0076 Publius A Hadrianus 14th Roman Emperor (117-138)

1664 Sir John Vanbrugh London, dramatist/architect (baptized)

1679 Christian von Wolff German philosopher

1705 Farinelli “Carlo Broschi” Andria Italy, castrato

1712 Frederick II (the Great), king of Prussia (1740-86)

1712 Georg F Schmidt German engraver/etcher

1732 Pierre de Beaumarchais France, playwright (Barber of Seville)

1746 Gustav III king during Swedish Enlightenment (1771-92)

1750 Wybo Fijnje Dutch politician/patriot/journalist

1758 Johann Chrysostomus Drexel composer

1767 Antony CW Staring Dutch lawyer/poet (Jaromir)

1774 Karl Moser composer

1776 Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann German writer/judge/composer (Undine)

1778 Charles F duke of Berry/son of French king Charles X

1798 Karl von Staudt German math professor (projective geometrician)

1798 Karl von Holtei Silesian actor/playwright (Die Vagabunden)

1800 Sir Edwin Chadwick British social reformer

1814 Abraham van Stolk Dutch resources/art collector

1820 John Milton Thayer Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906

1828 Adam Jacoby Slemmer Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868

1828 Ferdinand J Cohn German botanist/publicist

1828 Karol Studzinski composer

1829 William Mason composer

1832 John Pegram Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1865

1833 Bernhard Erdmannsdörffer German, historian (Deutsche Geschichte)

1859 Alexander Alexandrovich Il’yinsky composer

1862 Edith Wharton[-Jones] US, novelist (Ethan Frome, Age of Innocence, House of Mirth)

1874 Arthur Shomburg famous African

1880 Elisabeth Achelis creator (World Calendar)

1883 Estelle Winwood [Goodwin], England, actress (Miracle on 34th Street)

1888 Ernst Heinrich Heinkel German inventor (1st rocket-powered aircraft)

1888 Hedwig “Vicki” Baum Austrian/US author (Men Never Know)

1891 Walter Model German field marshal

1895 Albin Zollinger Swiss poet/author (Der Halbe Mensch)

1895 Eugen Roth writer

1895 Hans Fischböck Austria, Finance minister (Nazi-occupied Holland)

1902 Walter Keirnan New Haven CT, TV panelist (I’ve Got a Secret)

1902 Oskar Morgenstern German/US economist

1903 Robert Gwathmey artist (Arts & Letters)

1906 Norman Cook museum curator

1907 Alfonse Vranckx Belgian lawyer/politician

1907 Maurice Couve de Murville France premier (1968-69)

1909 Ann Todd Hartford England, actress (Paradine Case, 7th Veil)

1909 Tiny Winters musician

1911 C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore US, sci-fi author (Judgment Night)

1912 Ken Weekes cricketer (West Indies batsman vs England 1939, 137 at The Oval)

1913 Mark Goodson TV game-show producer (Goodson-Toddman)

1913 Norman Dello Joio [Dello Ioio], New York City NY, composer

1915 Ernest Borgnine Hamden CT, actor (Ice Station Zebra, McHale, Marty)

1915 Robert B Motherwell US, painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic)

1915 Vitezslava Kapralova composer

1916 John Corner scientist

1916 Vic Stollmeyer cricketer (brother of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings)

1918 John McLiam Alberta, actor (Parker-Men From Shiloh)

1918 Oral Roberts Televangelist; needs $8,000,000 (Oral Roberts College)

1918 Gottfried von Einem Bern Switzerland, Austrian composer (Dantons Tod)

1919 Leon Kirchner Brooklyn NY, opera composer (Lily)

1919 Nora Beloff journalist/author

1920 Don Saddler Van Nuys CA, dancer (Holiday Hotel)

1920 Jerry Maren actor (munchkin-Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese)

1921 Bernard J Dwyer (Representative-D-NJ, 1981- )

1922 Neil Franklin soccer star

1923 Simeon ten Holt composer

1924 8th Earl Spencer English large landowner/father of Diane

1924 David Craighead composer

1924 Klaus George Roy composer

1924 Marvin Kaplan Brooklyn NY, actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice)

1924 Robert W Kastenmeier (Representative-D-WI, 1959- )

1925 Maria Tallchief Fairfax OK, ballerina

1925 William Hudson California, actor (I Led 3 Lives)

1927 Paula Hawkins (Senator-R-FL, 1981-86)

1928 Desmond Morris English zoologist (Human Ape, Body Language)

1930 Bernard Matthews English turkey farmer/multi-millionaire

1931 Ib Norholm composer

1931 Kees Zÿlstra Dutch MP (PvdA)

1932 Werner Steger composer

1933 Zeke Carey US R&B-singer (Flamingos-I Only Have Eyes For You)

1936 Doug Kershaw Louisiana, plays electric fiddle

1936 Jack Scott Canada, rocker (My True Love)

1936 Daniel Goode composer

1938 Julius Arthur Hemphill saxophonist

1939 Ray Stevens Clarksdale GA, singer (Ahab the Arab, The Streak)

1940 Flip Buurmeijer Dutch MP (PvdA)

1941 Michael Chapman Leeds England, rocker (Looking for 11)

1941 Neil Diamond Brooklyn NY, singer/actor (Jazz Singer)

1941 Aaron Neville US singer/keyboardist (Neville Brothers)

1943 Sharon Tate Dallas TX, actress (Valley of the Dolls)

1943 Julie Bennett Beverly Hills CA, actress (Hey There It’s Yogi Bear)

1944 David Gerrold [Jerrold David Friedman], author (World of Star Trek)

1946 Hubert M “Jubi” Kirindongo Curaçaos sculptor/painter

1946 John Harrison South African correspondent (BBC)

1946 Michael Ontkean Vancouver BC, actor (Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks)

1947 Giorgio Chinaglia soccer star (Lazio of Italy, New York Cosmos)

1947 Warren Zevon Chicago IL, rocker (Excitable Boy)

1947 David Randall priest

1948 Elliott Abrams assistant secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras

1949 John Belushi Chicago IL, comedian/actor (SNL, Blues Brothers)

1949 Bart Gordon (Representative-D-TN, 1985- )

1950 Daniel Auteuil Algeria, actor (Elegant Criminal, Manon of Spring)

1951 Yakov Smirnoff Russia, comedian (It’s a wonderful country)

1952 William F Readdy Quonset Point RI, astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79)

1953 Brian Matthews Philadelphia PA, actor (The Burning)

1955 James Montgomery US 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1976)

1955 Julian Holland rocker (Squeeze)

1958 Frank Ullrich East Germany, world biathlon champion

1960 Nastassja Kinski Berlin Germany, actress (Tess, Cat People)

1961 Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov Bulgaria, cosmonaut

1962 Sultan Zarawani cricketer (United Arab Emirates captain 1996 World Cup)

1964 Rob Dibble Bridgeport CT, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)

1964 Ronnie McCann Evander South Africa, Nike golfer (1993 Hawkeye-37th)

1965 Ross MacDonald Vancouver BC, star yachter (Olympics-96)

1966 Kim Saiki Inglewood CA, golfer (1994 Standard Register PING-13th)

1966 Mike Forgeron Main-A-Dieu Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)

1967 Chris Warren NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)

1967 Shannon Butler South Lake Tahoe CA, 10k runner

1968 Mark Burmester cricketer (Zimbabwe Test all-rounder in 3 Tests 1992)

1968 Mary Lou Retton Fairmont WV, gymnast (Olympics-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-84)

1968 Ross Powell US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros)

1968 Scott Mercier Harbor City CA, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1969 Louise McPaul Australian javelin thrower (Olympics-silver-92, 96)

1969 Stephanie Romanov actress (Teri Spencer-Models Inc)/model (Elite)

1970 Chris Bartolone hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)

1970 Matthew Lillard actor (Scream)

1971 Tonya Crowe Long Beach CA, actress (Olivia-Knots Landing)

1971 Cory Bailey US baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)

1971 Joe Panos NFL guard/center (Philadelphia Eagles)

1971 John Reece WLAF/NFL cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals, Dallas Cowboys)

1971 Saalman Raelyn Fostoria Ohio, actress (Attack of 60′ Centerfold)

1972 Jay Walker quarterback (Minnesota Vikings)

1972 Joe Garten WLAF center (Frankfurt Galaxy)

1972 Raphael Graetz WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)

1972 Salima Davidson Pittsburgh Penn, volleyball setter (Olympics-96)

1972 Shannon Garrett CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

1973 Chris Ferraro Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Olympics-94, New York Rangers)

1973 Erik Gervais Valleyfield Québec Canada, kayaker (Olympics-96)

1973 Peter Ferraro Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Olympics-94, New York Rangers)

1973 Richard Aimonetto hockey forward (Team France 1998)

1974 Kristy Sargeant Edmonton Alberta, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada)

1974 Layla Linn Miss New Mexico-USA (1996)

1974 Tim Biakabutuka running back (Carolina Panthers)

1975 Danielle Connors Miss Virginia-USA (1996)

1976 Laure Belleville Miss France-Universe (1996)

1976 Shae-Lynn Bourne Chatham Ontario, ice dancer (Bourne & Kraatz – 1995 World Champions-4th)

1977 Lenka Cenkova Trinec Czechoslovakia, tennis star (1995 Futures-Vaihingen-Germany)

1979 Tatyana M Ali New York City NY, actress (Sesame Street, Fresh Prince of Bel Air)

1993 Ashley Jade Stern daughter of radio personality Howard Stern


0041 Caligula [G C Germanicus], Roman emperor (37-41), assassinated at 28

0661 Ali ibn Abu Talib kalief of Islam (656-61), murdered

0772 Stefanus III/IV pope (768-72), dies

0817 Stefanus IV [V/Colonna], pope (816-17), dies

1336 Alfonso IV the Benignant, king of Aragon (1327-36), dies at 36

1473 Conrad Paumann German blind organist/composer, dies

1547 Henry Howard Earl of Surrey, executed for treason

1639 George Jenatsch Grisons leader, assassinated

1666 Johann Andreas Herbst composer, dies at 77

1678 Joan Maetsuyker Governor-General of Netherlands East-Indies, dies at 72

1805 Giacomo Conti composer, dies at 50

1812 Eligio Celestino composer, dies at 72

1851 Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini Italian composer, dies at 76

1862 James McIntosh US confederate Brigadier General, dies in battle at about 33

1864 Otto Jonas Lindblad composer, dies at 54

1864 Stephen Gardner Champlin Brigadier General (Union), dies at about 36

1883 Friedrich von Flotow German baron/composer, dies at 70

1884 Johann Christian Gebauer composer, dies at 75

1885 Martin R Delany politician & black nationalist, dies at 72

1901 Simon Hassler composer, dies at 68

1904 Franz Coenen composer, dies at 77

1911 Carl Eilhardt composer, dies at 67

1913 Gustav Luders composer, dies at 47

1924 Thephilo Braga Portuguese poet/politician, dies at 80

1929 Willem Royaards theater director (Adam in Ballingschap), dies

1940 Emile van Bosch revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52

1943 John Burns English minister of Local Government (1905-14), dies

1947 Felix Timmermans writer/painter (Gift from St Nicholas), dies at 60

1950 Bull Montana actor (Son of Sheik), dies at 62

1953 [Karl R] Gerd von Rundstedt General-field marshal (Normandy), dies at 77

1957 Daniel Taylor cricketer (brother of Herbie, 2 Tests for South Africa 1914), dies

1960 John Miljan actor (Charlie Chan in Paris, Yankee Clipper), dies at 66

1960 Rutland Boughton composer, dies at 82

1961 Willem J M van Eysinga people rights scholar, dies at 82

1962 Tom Shirley actor/TV announcer (They’re Off), dies at 62

1964 Joseph Schildkraut actor (Joseph Schildkraut Presents), dies at 68

1965 Winston Churchill PM of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55), dies at 90

1967 Howard Charles Shaiffer entertainer, dies at 49

1969 Pauline Hall composer, dies at 78

1969 Tom Zachary baseball pitcher (Washington Senators), dies at 72

1970 James “Shep” Shepherd rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death

1972 Jerome Cowan actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie), dies at 74

1973 J Carrol Naish actor (Charlie Chan-Adventures of Charlie Chan), dies at 72

1973 Alan Lisette cricketer (took 3 wickets in 2 Tests for New Zealand 1956), dies

1975 Larry Fine actor (3 Stooges), dies at 72

1979 Jerry Damon comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 51

1979 Mabel Taliaferro actress (My Love Come Back), dies at 91 v

1983 George Cukor director, dies of stroke & heart attack at 83

1986 Gordon MacRae singer (Oklahoma, Carousel), dies at 64

1986 L[aFayette] Ron[ald] Hubbard author/founder of Scientology (Dianetics,Death Quest), dies at 74

1988 Charles Glenn King biochemist (discovered vitamin C), dies at 91

1989 Ted Bundy serial killer of up to 100 women, executed in Florida at 42

1990 Madge Bellamy actress (White Zombie), dies at 87

1991 George Gobel comedian, dies of a heart attack at 71

1991 Lawrence Lott actor (Real Men, Philadelphia Experiment), dies of AIDS at 40

1992 Charles Moulin French actor (French Tarzan), dies

1992 John Bleifer actor (Highway to Heaven), dies at 90

1992 Tina Chow model, dies of AIDs at 41

1993 Thurgood Marshall 1st black supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84

1993 Ugur Mumcu Turkish journalist (Cumhuriyet Murder), dies

1994 Michalis Vranopoulos head of Greek state bank, murdered at 48

1995 Ian Prestt English ornithologist, dies at 65

1995 Victor Reinganum artist, dies at 87

1995 Wim H Sinnige Amsterdam PvdA alderman of Finance, dies at 60

1996 Sandor Iharos athlete, dies at 65

1996 Ursula Heathcote Nicholls campaigner, dies at 75

1997 Callum Alexander MacDonald historian, dies at 49

1998 Jay Monahan husband of Katie Couric, dies of cancer at 42








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