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On September 23 in history ..

  • 0951 - Otto I the Great becomes king of Italy
  • 1122 - Concord of Worms
  • 1408 - Battle of Othée
  • 1513 - King Henry III & Emperor Maximilian conquer Doornik
  • 1561 - King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida
  • 1642 - Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement
  • 1666 - Princess Maria of Orange-Nassau marries Mauritius earl of Simmeren
  • 1719 - Liechtenstein declares independence from German empire
  • 1739 - Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Belgrade
  • 1746 - Jacob Gilles appointed Dutch pension advisor
  • 1779 - John Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats HMS Serepis
  • 1780 - Brit Maj John André reveals Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Pt
  • 1795 - Conseil of the Cinq-Cents (Council of 500), forms in Paris
  • 1803 - Battle of Assaye-British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army
  • 1806 - Lewis & Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest
  • 1830 - Dutch troops occupy Brussels
  • 1835 - HMS Beagle sails to Charles Island in Galapagos archipelago
  • 1845 - 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code
  • 1845 - Hunger strike in Hague
  • 1846 - Johann Gottfried Galle & Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune
  • 1857 - Russian warship Leffort disappears in Finland Gulf in storm; 826 die
  • 1862 - Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers
  • 1863 - Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins
  • 1864 - Battle of Athens VA
  • 1868 - Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain)
  • 1873 - Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title
  • 1876 - Ottawa Rough Riders play their 1st game
  • 1877 - Hurricane strikes Curaçao & Bonaire kills 200
  • 1879 - Baldwin steam motors tram 1st tried in Sydney Australia
  • 1879 - Richard Rhodes invented a hearing aid called the Audiophone
  • 1880 - Jules Ferry forms French govt
  • 1890 - Ed Cartwright bats in 7 RBIs in 1 inning
  • 1895 - French labor union CGT (Confédération Générale du Travail) forms
  • 1897 - 1st frontier days rodeo celebration (Cheyene Wyoming)
  • 1904 - Francis Younghusbands leaves Lhasa Tibet
  • 1905 - Mbunga-siege of Fort Mahenge German East-Africa broken
  • 1907 - Proclamation sets fineness & weight of silver & bronze coins of Canada
  • 1908 - Giant Fred (Bonehead) Merkle fails to touch 2nd, causes 3rd out in 9th & disallows winning run (game ends tied, Cubs win replay & pennant)
  • 1908 - University of Alberta opens
  • 1911 - Earl Ovington becomes 1st air mail pilot
  • 1912 - 1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released
  • 1912 - Mark Sennet presents 1st Keystone Cops film (Cohen Collects a Debt)
  • 1913 - Roland Garros is 1st to fly over Mediterranean Sea
  • 1913 - Serbian troops march into Albania
  • 1914 - Reds drop their 19th straight game, then beat Boston Braves
  • 1920 - Alexander Millerand elected president of France
  • 1922 - B Brechts "Drum in the Night," premieres in Germany
  • 1923 - 80,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against Fleet law
  • 1925 - George Kaufman's "Butter & Egg Man," premieres in NYC
  • 1925 - Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP
  • 1926 - Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1932 - Kingdom of Hejaz & Nejd merge into Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • 1933 - Yanks commit 7 errors in 1 game but beat Boston 16-12
  • 1936 - Giants Carl Hubbell notches his 16th en route to 24 consecutive wins
  • 1937 - Yankees lose 9-5 but clinch pennant when Red Sox beat Detroit
  • 1938 - British premier Neville Chamberlain flies to Munich
  • 1938 - Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World's Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman's hat, man's pipe & 1,100' of microfilm)
  • 1939 - Cookie Lavagetto goes 6 for 6-Dodgers get 27 hits & beat Phillies 22-4
  • 1940 - -27] French/British assault on French fleet in Dakar, flees
  • 1940 - Dutch nazi collaborator Mussert's 1st meeting with Hitler
  • 1941 - General de Gaulle forms govt in exile in London
  • 1941 - German air raid on Russ naval base Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks)
  • 1942 - Auschwitz begins experimental gassing executions
  • 1942 - Russian counter offensive at Stalingrad
  • 1942 - Transport nr 36 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1948 - Braves clinch NL pennant
  • 1949 - Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant
  • 1949 - Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation
  • 1950 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Sunset Hills Golf Open
  • 1950 - Phila A's Joe Astroth is 4th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
  • 1950 - US Mustangs accidentally bombs British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed
  • 1952 - 1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event
  • 1952 - Dodgers clinch NL pennant
  • 1952 - Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech
  • 1952 - Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for hw boxing title
  • 1953 - KHQA TV channel 7 in Hannibal-Quincy, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 - Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad
  • 1955 - Yanks clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2
  • 1957 - "That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly & Crickets reaches #1
  • 1957 - Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
  • 1957 - White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw
  • 1957 - WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • 1958 - Stravinsky's "Thieni," premieres in Venetië
  • 1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1961 - 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire
  • 1961 - Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak
  • 1962 - ABC's 1st color TV series-Jetsons
  • 1962 - LA Dodger Maury Wills steals record setting #97 on his way to 104
  • 1962 - Martin Walser's "Esche und Angora," premieres in Berlin
  • 1962 - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
  • 1962 - NY's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
  • 1963 - Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
  • 1963 - WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 - "Fiddler on the Roof" with Zero Mostel premieres in NYC
  • 1967 - Greek Colonels regime frees ex-premier Georgios Papandreou
  • 1967 - Radio Malta stops testing
  • 1968 - WKAS TV channel 25 in Ashland, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 - WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 - WKLE TV channel 46 in Lexington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 - WKMA TV channel 35 in Madisonville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 - WKMR TV channel 38 in Morehead, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 - WKON TV channel 52 in Owenton, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 - WKSO TV channel 29 in Somerset, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 - WKZT TV channel 23 in Elizabethtown, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 - "Clues Hint at Beatle's Death," reported in Illinois Univ newspaper, sparking widespread rumours of Paul McCartney's death
  • 1969 - 1st broadcast of "Marcus Welby MD" on ABC-TV
  • 1969 - Northern Star starts rumor that Paul McCartney is dead
  • 1970 - Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes premier of Malaysia
  • 1970 - Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon
  • 1971 - John Vermeers painting "The liefdesbrief" stolen
  • 1972 - Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law
  • 1972 - President Marcos ends emergency crisis in Philippines
  • 1973 - Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power
  • 1973 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
  • 1973 - Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered
  • 1974 - "Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 120 performances
  • 1974 - BBC Ceefax begins 1st teletext service
  • 1976 - Ford-Carter TV debate
  • 1976 - South Africa decides to allow multi-racial teams to represent them
  • 1976 - Soyuz 22 returns to Earth
  • 1977 - 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise
  • 1977 - Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels
  • 1978 - 100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Sadat home from Camp David summit
  • 1979 - Jane Fonda & 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC
  • 1979 - Sandra Post wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
  • 1979 - Somali constitution approved by president
  • 1979 - St Louis legend Lou Brock steals 938th & final base of his career
  • 1980 - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens
  • 1982 - "Doll's Life" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1982 - Amin Gemayel sworn in as president of Lebanon
  • 1982 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1983 - Argentina milt regime gives amnesty to military/political assassins
  • 1983 - Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation of STS-9
  • 1983 - Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1983 - Heavyweight Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in Ohio
  • 1983 - Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards)
  • 1984 - 36th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Cheers, John Ritter & Tyne Daly
  • 1984 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
  • 1984 - SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games
  • 1984 - Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues
  • 1986 - Astro Jim Deshaies strikes out 1st 8 Dodger of game (ends with 10)
  • 1986 - Congress selects the rose as US national flower
  • 1988 - Fiji's new constitution is proposed
  • 1988 - Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases & hit 40 HRs
  • 1988 - Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon (2:25:39)
  • 1989 - Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
  • 1990 - Nancy Lopez wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1990 - PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War
  • 1990 - Saddam says he will destroy Israel
  • 1991 - NY Islanders Mike Bossy & Denis Potvin inducted into NHL Hall of Fame
  • 1992 - 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period
  • 1992 - Bill Comrie purchases BC Lions from CFL
  • 1992 - Bradlees announces it will take over Alexander's dept stores in NYC
  • 1992 - Jackson Browne reportedly beats girlfriend Daryl Hannah
  • 1992 - Mud storm kills 30 in South France
  • 1993 - "Les Miserables," opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh
  • 1993 - Paul Chu group reports super conduction at -123°C (record high)
  • 1994 - Pinatubo volcano in Philippines erupts, kills at least 14
  • 1996 - Howard Stern radio show premieres in West Palm Beach FL (WCLB 95.5 FM)
  • 1996 - Howard Stern radio show premieres in Wilkes-Barre PA (WZMT 97.9 FM)
  • 1997 - Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (258)

Famous birthdays on September 23 ..

  • 1555 - Louise de Coligny, French 4th wife of Willem of Orange
  • 1591 - Michael Lohr, composer
  • 1596 - Joan Blaeu, cartographer/publisher
  • 1605 - Daniel von Czepko, German poet
  • 1641 - Adrian "Aart" van Wijck, theologist (against jansenisme)
  • 1642 - Giovanni Maria Bononcini, composer
  • 1684 - Johann Theodor Romhild, composer
  • 1703 - Jean-Marie Leclair, composer
  • 1712 - Ferdinand VI, the wise, King of Spain (1746-59)
  • 1745 - John Sevier, Tennessee, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn)
  • 1768 - William Wallace, Scottish mathematician (Rights of Wallace)
  • 1782 - Jacques-Fereol Mazas, composer
  • 1791 - Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Encke Comet)
  • 1791 - Karl T Körner, German poet (Zriny, Leyer und Schwerdt)
  • 1800 - William H McGuffey, educator (McGuffey Readers)
  • 1804 - David Van de Kellen, coin engraver
  • 1805 - Matthew Adams Stickney, Rowley Mass, numismatist
  • 1816 - Elihu Benjamin Washburne, MC (Union), died in 1887
  • 1816 - Julius White, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
  • 1817 - Leon Charles François Kreutzer, composer
  • 1820 - Thomas Kilby Smith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1838 - Martin Woodhull Victoria Chaflin, US, feminist/reformer (Woodhull)
  • 1838 - Victoria Chaflin Woodhull, Ohio, feminist/reformer/free love
  • 1842 - Karl Munzinger, composer
  • 1849 - Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ivanov, composer
  • 1852 - William Stewart Halsted, established 1st US surgical school
  • 1853 - Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar
  • 1854 - Cornelis W Lely, Dutch engineer/gov of Suriname (1902-05)
  • 1856 - William Archer, Scotland, writer (Green Goddess)
  • 1861 - Edmond H H Allenby, English fieldmarshal/high director (Egypt)
  • 1863 - Alexandre EJ Yersin, Swiss/French bacteriologist (bacteria plague)
  • 1863 - Mary Church Terrell, civil rights activist
  • 1865 - Marie-Clémentine"Suzanne" Valadon, French acrobat/model
  • 1866 - Edouard Combe, composer
  • 1869 - Edgar Lee Masters, poet/novelist (Spoon River Anthology) [or Aug 23]
  • 1870 - John Lomax, Miss, folk song collector/ethnomusicologist
  • 1871 - Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer
  • 1880 - John Boyd Orr, nutritionist, UN's FAO (Nobel 1949)
  • 1888 - Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semitic theologist (Die Oden Salomons)
  • 1889 - Walter Lippmann, NYC, journalist/political writer (Men of Dystany)
  • 1890 - Arthur Walter Kramer, composer
  • 1890 - Friedrich von Paul, German gen-fieldmarshal (Netherlands)
  • 1894 - Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (Edda & Thora)
  • 1897 - Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (surrealist)
  • 1897 - Walter Pidgeon, New Brunswick Can, actor (Mrs Miniver, Madame Curie)
  • 1899 - Louise Nevelson, sculptor
  • 1899 - Marcel Dalio, [Israel Blauschild], Paris France, actor (China Gate)
  • 1899 - William Levi Dawson, composer
  • 1900 - Louise Nevelson, US, sculptor (Sky Cathedral)
  • 1901 - Adrian Pitlo, lawyer
  • 1901 - Jaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984)
  • 1904 - Meyer Schapiro, art historian
  • 1904 - Wallace "Scotty" Scott, rock vocalist (Whispers)
  • 1905 - Jeno Kenessey, composer
  • 1906 - Willard F McMurry, musician
  • 1907 - Jarmila Novotna, soprano (Met Opera)/pres of Czechoslovakia (1957-68)
  • 1909 - Marianne Straub, weaver
  • 1910 - Elliot Roosevelt, son of FDR/writer (Murder in the Oval Office)
  • 1910 - Soulima Stravinsky, Lausanne Switz, Russian pianist (Igor's son)
  • 1913 - Alexey Davidovich Machavariani, composer
  • 1914 - Norman Cazden, composer
  • 1915 - Finn Arnestad, composer
  • 1915 - Ian Dawson-Shepherd, campaigner
  • 1917 - Imry Nemeth, Hungary, hammer thrower (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1920 - Alexander Arutiunian, composer
  • 1920 - Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon
  • 1920 - Jiri Jaroch, composer
  • 1922 - Philip Owen Arnould Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator
  • 1925 - Barry Linehan, actor (Bullseye, Dark Places, Witchcraft)
  • 1926 - John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist (Round Midnight)
  • 1928 - Robert Helps, composer
  • 1929 - Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster
  • 1930 - Colin Blakely, Bangor N Ireland, actor (Shattered, Equus, King Lear)
  • 1930 - Pyotr Ivanovich Kolodin, cosmonaut (Soyuyz 7, 10, 11 backup)
  • 1930 - Ray Charles, Albany Ga, singer/pianist (Georgia)
  • 1931 - Ruud van den Hende, sports reporter
  • 1934 - Per Olov Enquist, Swedish writer (Hour of the Lynx)
  • 1935 - Pierre Marietan, composer
  • 1936 - Sylvain Saudan, skiier (60° descent)
  • 1938 - Clifford Ann Creed, LPGA golfer
  • 1938 - Romy Schneider, Vienna Austria, actress (Bloodline, Death Watch)
  • 1939 - Roy Buchanan, Ozark Ark, rocker
  • 1940 - Tim Rose, rocker
  • 1943 - Bob Clement, (Rep-D-Tennessee)
  • 1943 - Julio Iglesias, Spain, singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)
  • 1943 - Walter Scott, rock vocalist (Whispers)
  • 1944 - Loren J Shriver, Iowa, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-C, STS 31, STS 46)
  • 1945 - Paul Petersen, Glendale Calif, actor (Jeff Stone-Donna Reed Show)
  • 1945 - Ronald Bushy, Washington DC, rock drummer (Iron Butterfly)
  • 1947 - Don Grolnick, jazz musician
  • 1947 - Mary Kay Place, Tulsa Okla, actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!)
  • 1948 - Rob van Koningsbruggen, sculptor
  • 1949 - Bruce Springsteen, [Boss], Asbury NJ, rock musician (Born in the USA)
  • 1951 - Ron Klink, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1955 - Patti Weaver, WV, actress (Days of our Life, Gina-Young & Restless)
  • 1956 - June Forester, Chattanooga Tn, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
  • 1956 - Lili Carati, Varese Italy, Miss Italy (1975)/actress (Alcove)
  • 1956 - Maren Jensen, Arcadia Calif, actress (Athena-Battlestar Galactica)
  • 1957 - Sylvie Garant, Montmagny Quebec, playmate (Nov, 1979)
  • 1957 - Tony Fossas, Cuba, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1958 - Larry Hogan Mize, Augusta GA, PGA golfer (1987 Masters)
  • 1959 - Heather Drew, St Louis MO, LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic-5th)
  • 1959 - Jason Alexander, [Greenspan], Newark NJ, actor (George-Seinfeld)
  • 1960 - John Rocca, English funk singer (Southern Freeze)
  • 1961 - Elizabeth Peña, Havana Cuba, actress (La Bamba, Jacob's Ladder)
  • 1961 - Phyllis Hines, Nashville TN, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1961 - William C McCool, San Diego Calif, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
  • 1962 - Jack Warren Pierce, Cherry Hill NJ, hurdler
  • 1963 - Gabriele Reinsch, German DR, discus thrower (world record 1988)
  • 1964 - Diane Dixon, Bkln NY, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • 1964 - Leon Meijs, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1965 - Ian Leggatt, Cambridge Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Canadian Tour)
  • 1965 - Mark Woodforde, Adelaide Australia, tennis star (1993 Wimbledon mixed)
  • 1966 - Doug Widell, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)
  • 1966 - Pete Harnisch, Commack NY, pitcher (NY Mets)
  • 1967 - Harry Connick Jr, New Orleans Louisiana, singer (We Are in Love)
  • 1969 - Jeff Cirillo, Pasadena CA, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1970 - Brian Wells, Carmel Calif, pairs skater (& Lyons-1995 Midwest champ)
  • 1971 - Eric Montross, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1971 - Marcel Boudesteyn, soccer player (Excelsior/FC Groningen)
  • 1971 - Osamu Nishimura, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1971 - Taunya Harris, Miss USA-New Mexico (1997)
  • 1971 - Willie Greene, Milledgville GA, infielder (Cin Reds)
  • 1973 - Grant McDonald, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics-1996)
  • 1973 - Michelle Tolson, Manchester NH, Miss America-NH (1997)
  • 1974 - Doris Glenn Easterly, Richmond Va, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1975 - Vitaliy Yeremeyev, hockey goalie (Team Kazkhstan 1998)
  • 1979 - Red, LA Calif, rapper (Another Bad Creation)

Famous deaths on September 23 ..

  • 0775 - Constantine V Copronymus, Emperor of Byzantium (720-75), dies
  • 0918 - Koenraad I, German duke/king (911-18), dies at 42
  • 0965 - Aboe a-Taia-H al-Moetanabbi, Arabic royal poet (Diwan), murdered
  • 1541 - Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist, dies at 47
  • 1624 - Willem Pietersz Buytewech, painter/etcher, dies at about 32
  • 1694 - Francesco Passarini, composer, dies at 57
  • 1700 - Nicolaus Adam Strungk, composer, dies at 59
  • 1738 - Hermannus Boerhaave, medical/botanist, dies at 69
  • 1778 - Balthazar Huydecoper, translator/historian, dies at 83
  • 1780 - John Andre, hanged as a British spy at 29
  • 1797 - Johann Georg Roser, composer, dies at 57
  • 1835 - Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (Norma), dies at 33
  • 1837 - Richard John Samuel Stevens, composer, dies at 80
  • 1847 - Henri MG earl the Merode, Belg revolutionary (Souvenirs), dies at 65)
  • 1870 - Prosper Mérimée, French playwright (Carmen), dies at 66
  • 1871 - Alexander N Afanasjev, Russian story teller, dies at 45
  • 1877 - Urbain JJ Leverrier, codiscoverer of Neptune, dies
  • 1889 - William W Collins, English writer (Moonstone), dies
  • 1896 - Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet, dies at 83
  • 1896 - Louis-Gilbert Duprez, composer, dies at 89
  • 1902 - John Wesley Powell, US geologist (Grand Canyon), dies at 68
  • 1904 - Emile Gallé, French glass/marble/ceramic artist dies at 56
  • 1906 - Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist/mayor of Antwerp, dies
  • 1910 - H J H "Tup" Scott, cricketer (Australian Test captain 1886), dies
  • 1929 - Richard A Zsigmondy, Austria chemist (Nobel 1925), dies at 64
  • 1930 - Jonkvrouw Catharina AM de Savornin Lohman, author, dies at 62
  • 1937 - Caro Roma, composer, dies at 68
  • 1939 - Sigmund Freud, created psychoanalysis, dies at 83
  • 1944 - Colijn, Neth PM, buried
  • 1947 - Nikola Petkov, leader of Bulgaria Boer party, hanged
  • 1956 - Earl Godwin, newscaster (Meet the Veep), dies at 75
  • 1960 - Kathlyn Williams, actress (Single Man), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1961 - Billy House, actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I), dies at 71
  • 1961 - Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Stenkol), dies at 65
  • 1971 - Billy Gilbert, actor (Paradise Alley, Safari, Rio), dies at 77
  • 1972 - Carl Frank, actor (Uncle Gunnar-Mama), dies at 63
  • 1973 - A S Neill, British headmaster, dies at at 89
  • 1973 - Manuel Borguno, composer, dies at 87
  • 1973 - Pablo Neruda, [N R R Basoalto], poet (100 Love Sonnets), dies at 69
  • 1974 - Cliff Arquette, comedian (Charlie Weaver), dies at 68
  • 1974 - Gerhard Nebel, writer, dies at 70
  • 1974 - Robbie Mcintosh, drummer (Average White Band), overdoses at 24
  • 1975 - Ian Hunter, actor/writer (Rockets Galore, Ziegfield Girl), dies at 75
  • 1978 - Jay Adler, actor (Macon County Line, Illegal, Big Combo), dies at 79
  • 1978 - Lyman Bostock, outfielder (Angels), shot & killed at 27
  • 1979 - Catherine Lacey, actress (October Man, Carnival), dies at 75
  • 1981 - Chief Dan George, actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man), dies at 82
  • 1982 - Jimmy Wakely, country western singer, dies of heart failure at 68
  • 1984 - Anatoly Grigor'yevich Novikov, composer, dies at 87
  • 1985 - Mickey Simpson, actor (Wagonmaster), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1987 - Bob Fosse, choreographer (All the Jazz), dies at 62
  • 1987 - O B McClinton, US country singer (Man needs a woman), dies at 47
  • 1988 - Arwel Hughes, composer, dies at 79
  • 1991 - Chuck Vincent, Adult film director, dies of heart attack at 51
  • 1991 - Ernestine McClendon, director/actress (Homer & Eddie), dies
  • 1992 - Bernice Gera, 1st female basball ump (1969 NY-Penn League) dies at 61
  • 1992 - James A Van Fleet, US general (D-Day, Battle of Bulge), dies at 100
  • 1992 - Martin Arsenault, actor (Guilty by Suspicion), dies of an ulcer
  • 1992 - Paul E Garber, 1st curator (Natl Air & Space Museum), dies at 93
  • 1993 - William Cort, actor/producer (Ghost, Dear Heart), dies of cancer at 53
  • 1994 - Alec Dickson, founder of VSO, dies at 80
  • 1994 - Ali Kouider Benyahia, [sheik Boualem], Alg Moslem leader, shot at 26
  • 1994 - Cherif Gousmi, [kalief Abu Abdallah Ahmed], Alger Moslem leader, shot
  • 1994 - Dalton Reed, singer, dies at 42
  • 1994 - Georgi, Czar Nicholas II's brother, buried
  • 1994 - John van Damme, businessman, hanged in Singapore at 59
  • 1994 - Madeleine Renaud, French actress (Longest Day)/director, dies at 94
  • 1994 - Robert Bloch, screenwriter (Psycho), dies of cancer at 77
  • 1995 - Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist, dies at 81
  • 1995 - Odut Joseph Olutola Oluola Oguntala, soho club owner, dies at 74
  • 1996 - Denis Dowling, baritone, dies at 86
  • 1996 - Jack Newman, cricketer (NZ left-arm pacer 1932-33), dies at 94
  • 1996 - Stuart Pigott, archaeologist, dies at 86
  • 1997 - Abe Gibron, head coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 72
  • 1997 - Murray Burnett, writer (Everybody Goes to Rick-Casablanca), dies at 86
  • 1997 - Shirley Clarke, actress (Cool World), dies at 78



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