This Day in History for 29th December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 146

1170 - Assassination inside Canterbury Cathedral of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church.
1503 - Battle of Garigliano: Spanish army under General Cordoba defeats French forces
1539 - St Jacob's Church burns after being hit by lightning
1541 - Isabella of Poland & King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu
1558 - Charles V, German Emperor, buried
1705 - Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris
1708 - Great Alliance occupies Gent
1778 - British troops occupy Savannah, Georgia
1782 - 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston
1786 - French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked
1812 - The USS Constitution under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures the HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three hour battle.
1813 - British burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812
1835 - The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas BecketArchbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket 1837 - Canadian militia destroy Caroline, a US steamboat docked at Buffalo
1837 - Steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine
1841 - King/grand duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon
1845 - Texas admitted as 28th state of the Union
1848 - Gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk's administration)
1851 - 1st American Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) chapter opened in Boston Massachusetts.
1852 - Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants
1857 - Franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht" premieres in Weimar
1860 - The first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched.
1862 - Battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat General William T. Sherman
1862 - Bowling ball invented
1864 - Fire Dept celebrates 1st annual ball
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 1867 - 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY
1876 - 11 passenger cars crash in a ravine near Ashtabula Ohio, 92 die
1890 - US 7th Cavalry massacre 200+ captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, SD
1891 - Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)
1895 - Dr L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg
1899 - British fleet seizes German Imperial Mail Steamer Bundesrath accused of carrying contraband
1900 - General Viljoen surprise attack British garrison to Helvetia
1903 - French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad & Ubangi-Shari
1906 - Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906)
1908 - Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc
1911 - Proclamation restores "Dei Gratia" from Canada's coins
1911 - SF Symphony formed
1911 - Sun Yat-sen becomes the first President of the Republic of China.
1911 - Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty.
1913 - 1st movie serial "Adventures of Kathlyn" premieres in Chicago
1920 - The Netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations
1920 - Yugoslav government bans communist party
10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King 1921 - Mackenzie King elected and sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada
1922 - Dutch Constitution proclaimed
1922 - Revised Netherlands Law proclaims suffrage
1926 - Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index
1926 - Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 & 230) by an innings 656 runs
1929 - Dutch colonial authorities arrest Sukarno and other key PNI leaders in Java
1930 - Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans
1931 - Identification of heavy water publicly announced, HC Urey
1931 - Victoria score 7 for 435 in second innings to beat NSW
1933 - Yank refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cin Reds
1934 - 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (Madison Square Garden)
1934 - Federico Garcia Lorca's "Yerma" premieres in Madrid
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1934 - Japan renounces Wash Naval Treaty of 1922 & London Treaty of 1930
1937 - 2nd Irish constitution comes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie
1937 - Lou Thesz beats E Marshall in St Louis, to become wrestling champ
1937 - Pan Am starts service between San Francisco and Auckland, New Zealand
1938 - Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins
1939 - First flight of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber prototype
1940 - Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II)
1940 - NFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 28-14
1944 - Belgian Nazi Leon Degrelle sentenced to death
1944 - Gen Eisenhower's train returns to Versailles
1947 - Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
1948 - "Rape of Lucretia" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances
1948 - Canada recognizes Israel
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1948 - US State Dept announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit
1949 - 1st UHF television station operating regular basis (Bridgeport Ct)
1949 - Hungary nationalized its industries
1951 - Flying Enterprise in difficulty in Canal
1952 - 1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale (Elmsford NY)
1954 - Kingdom of Netherlands, with Netherlands & Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being
1955 - Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13
1957 - Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game
1957 - Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
1958 - Balt Colts beat NY Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game
1958 - TV soap "Young Dr Malone" debuts
1959 - Saul Levitt's "Andersonville Trial" premieres in NYC
1962 - Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 8 days
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 1962 - 13th Formula One WDC: Graham Hill wins by 12 points
1963 - 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
1963 - Chicago Bears win NFL championship
1965 - "Thunderball", 4th James Bond film starring Sean Connery and Claudine Auger premieres in Tokyo
1965 - CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
1965 - Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"
1965 - 54th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Sydney (4-1)
1966 - Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass)
1967 - Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
1967 - Turkish-Cypriot government forms in Cyprus
1968 - Balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game
1968 - Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes
1968 - NY Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game
Actor Sean ConneryActor Sean Connery 1969 - NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause
1970 - Occupational Safety and Health Act (United States) signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon
1972 - Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101
1972 - Life magazine ceases publication
1972 - Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson & Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG
1972 - President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O Bradaigh is arrested and held under new legislation in Republic of Ireland
1974 - Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 185

1563 - Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer
1586 - Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona
1678 - Gotthard Wagner, composer
Empress of Russia Elizabeth of RussiaEmpress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia (1709) 1709 - Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], Kolomenskoye, Moscow, tsarina of Russia (1741-62) and daughter of Peter the Great
1721 - Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th
1743 - Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer
1767 - Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer
1776 - Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric
1788 - Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Danish archaeologist, named Stone/Iron/Bronze Ages, born in Copenhagen
1792 - Archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)
1796 - Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (d. 1877)
1800 - Charles Goodyear, New Haven Connecticut, American inventor (vulcanization process for rubber)
1808 - Andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69)
1808 - Gyorgy Apponyi, Hungarian Parliament member
17th US President Andrew Johnson17th US President Andrew Johnson (1808) 1809 - Albert Pike, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
1809 - William Ewart Gladstone, Liberal British PM (1868-74, '80-86, '92-94), (d. 1898)
1813 - Etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer
1816 - Carl Ludwig, German physician (d. 1895)
1831 - Adam Badeau, Bvt Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
1833 - John James Ingalls, (Rep-Ks)
1843 - Elisabeth of Wied (pen name was Carmen Sylva), queen of Romania and writer (d. 1916)
1850 - Tomas Breton y Hernandez, composer
1856 - Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes integral)
1859 - Venustiano Carranza, pres of Mexico (1915-20)
1866 - Joseph Limburg, liberal Second-Member of parliament (1905-19)
1869 - Bill Howell, cricketer (Australian bowler at turn of century)
British Prime Minister William GladstoneBritish Prime Minister William Gladstone (1809) 1876 - Pablo Casals, Vendrell Catalonia Spain, cellist/conductor/composer
1879 - Billy Mitchell, aviation hero Gen (WW I)
1880 - Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer
1881 - Jess Willard, American boxer (d. 1968)
1887 - Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer
1888 - Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal
1892 - Emory Parnell, St Paul MN, actress (Rocket Man, County Fair)
1896 - David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexico, painter/muralist (Lib of Chile)
1897 - Hermann Heiss, composer
1898 - Jeanne Leleu, composer
1899 - Nie Rongzhen, People's Liberation Army Chief of General Staff (d. 1992)
1900 - Willie Humphrey, jazz Clarinetist
1902 - Nels Stewart, National Hockey League player (d. 1957)
1903 - Clyde McCoy, jazz trumpeter/bandleader
1907 - James Gardner, designer
1908 - Claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy)
1908 - Gerben Sonderman, Dutch test pilot (Fokker)
1910 - Ronald Coase, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate
1912 - Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), born in Melbourne, Victoria
1913 - Laurence Gower, academic
1914 - Billy Tipton, American musician (d. 1989)
1914 - Albert Tucker, Australian artist (d. 1999)
1915 - Charles L[eonard] Harness, US, sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead)
1915 - John P W Meefout, Dutch sculptor (Laying Woman)
1915 - Robert Ruark, US writer (Something of Value)
1915 - Bill Osmanski, American football player (d. 1996)
American Politician Tom BradleyAmerican Politician Tom Bradley (1917) 1917 - Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (D-1973-93), born in Calvert, Texas (d. 1998)
1919 - Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist/writer (De dei is forroun/Havank-T)
1919 - Roman Vlad, composer
1920 - Syd Dernley, hangman
1920 - Viveca Lindfors, Uppsala Sweden, actress (Way We Were, Welcome to LA)
1921 - Dobrica Cosic, writer
1921 - Mala Powers, SF California, actress (Cyrano de Bergerac) [or 12/20/31]
1921 - Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (d. 2006)
1922 - William Gaddis, American writer (d. 1998)
1925 - Pete Dye, American golf course architect
1927 - Jim Simpson, Wash DC, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
1927 - Andy Stanfield, American athlete (d. 1985)
1928 - Bernard Cribbins, Oldham England, actor (Val Doonican Show)
1930 - Willy Giefer, composer
1931 - Prince Gu of Korea, Korean royalty (d. 2005)
1932 - Inga Swenson, actress (Gretchen-Benson), born in Omaha, Nebraska
1933 - Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist
1934 - Ed Flanders, Minneapolis Mn, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere)
1934 - Tom Jarriel, LaGrange Ga, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20)
1935 - Tony Bramall, England, auto dealer/multi-millionaire (Harrogate)
NFL Middle Linebacker Ray NitschkeNFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke (1936) 1936 - Ray Nitschke, Elmwood Park Illinois, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers)
1936 - Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, composer
1937 - Mary Tyler Moore, Bkln, actress (Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People)
1937 - Barbara Steele, Birkenhead, Cheshire, English actress (Black Sunday, 8½)
1938 - Jon Voight, Yonkers, NY, actor (Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy)
1938 - Wayne Huizenga, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster, Miami Dolphins)
1939 - Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- )
1939 - Ed Bruce, Keiser Arkansas, country singer
1940 - Brigitte Kronauer, writer
1940 - Peter Koelewijn, Dutch writer/vocalist (Come off that Roof)
1941 - Ray Thomas, England, rock vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
1942 - Rick Danko, Blayney Ontario, Canadain musician (The Band)
1942 - Jerry Summers, rocker
Actress Mary Tyler MooreActress Mary Tyler Moore (1937) 1942 - Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor, (d. 2012)
1943 - JHR Maij-Wegge, Dutch traffic minister (19..-94)
1944 - Rodney Redmond, NZ cricket (opener scored century in Test v Pak 1973)
1945 - Adje Roland, Dutch disc-jockey
1946 - Laffit Pincay Jr, jockey (Ky Derby 1984, Belmont 1982-84, Swale)
1946 - Marianne Faithfull, Hampstead England, vocalist (Money)
1946 - Paul Trible, (Sen-R-Va)
1947 - Cozy Powell, England, rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, ELP)
1947 - Ted Danson, SD California, actor (Sam Malone-Cheers, 3 Men & a Baby)
1947 - Vincent Winter, British actor (d. 1998)
1949 - Syed Kirmani, cricketer (Indian keeper after Engineer)
1950 - Jon Polito, Phila, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide)
1951 - Laurel Masse, Holland Mich, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Operator)
1951 - Yvonne Elliman, US actress/singer (I Don't Know How to Love Him)
1951 - Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (d. 2007)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 12 of 12

1876 - Frederic A Bartholdi (Statue of Liberty sculptor) weds Jeanne-Emilie
Astronaut Buzz AldrinAstronaut Buzz Aldrin (1954) 1954 - Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (24) weds Joan Archer
1957 - "Steve and Eydie" singer duo Steve Lawrence (22) weds Eydie Gorme (29) at the home of Beldon Katleman in Las Vegas
1984 - MLB player Paul O'Neill (21) weds his childhood sweetheart Nevalee Davis in Columbus, Ohio
1984 - MLB player Mark McGwire (21) weds Kathlene Hughes
1990 - Olympic gymnist Mary Lou Retton weds Shannon Kelley
1994 - Billionaire J. Paul Getty Jr marries Victoria Holdsworth on Barbados
1997 - Actress Cate Blanchett (28) weds screenwriter Andrew Upton (31) at Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia
2004 - Former X-Files Gillian Anderson (36) weds former journalist and documentary filmmaker Julian Ozanne (42) on Shella island in Lamu, Kenya
2005 - "One Life To Live" actress Bree Williamson (26) weds surfer Josh Evans near the Flor Blanca Resort in Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Actress Cate BlanchettActress Cate Blanchett (1997) 2006 - Comedian Jay Mohr (36) weds "Las Vegas" actress Nikki Cox (28) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
2012 - "The Glades" actress Kiele Sanchez (36) weds "Friday Night Lights" actor Zach Gilford (31) in Napa Valley, California

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

NFL Quarterback John ElwayNFL Quarterback John Elway (2003) 2003 - Retired NFL quarterback John Elway (43) divorces first wife Janet Buchan after 18 years of marriage
2006 - One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush (24) divorces actor Chad Michael Murray (25) for the reason of fraud after 5 months of marriage
2006 - NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (43) divorces Juanita Vanoy (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 111

721 - Empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661)
1141 - Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed
1170 - Thomas Becket, English Archbishop of Canterbury, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II at 52
1558 - Hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31
1563 - Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)
1619 - Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies
1630 - Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51
1634 - John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612)
1661 - Antoine Gérard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594)
1689 - Olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried
Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas BecketArchbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket (1170) 1689 - Thomas Sydenham, English physician (b. 1624)
1731 - J Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46
1737 - Joseph Saurin, French mathematician (b. 1659)
1785 - Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69
1785 - Johan Herman Wessel, Norwegian poet (b. 1742)
1815 - Saartjie Baartman, Hottentot Venus, dies in Paris
1821 - Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael, S Neth general, dies at 61
1822 - Albert Christoph Dies, composer, dies at 67
1825 - Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini, composer, dies
1825 - Jacques-Louis David, French painter (Death of Marat), dies at 77
1835 - Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer, dies at 29
1836 - Johann Baptist Schenk, composer, dies at 83
1847 - William Crotch, composer, dies at 72
1871 - Ferdinand Marcucci, composer, dies at 71
1877 - Willem Sassen, Dutch attorney general on Curacao (Affair-S), dies
1890 - Big Foot, Sioux Indian chief, dies at Wounded Knee
1891 - Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician, dies at 68
1894 - Christina Rossetti, English poet, dies at 64 in London
1897 - William James Linton, American wood engraver and political reformer. (b. 1812)
1898 - Georg Goltermann, composer, dies at 74
1915 - Charles Beach Hawley, composer, dies at 57
1916 - Grigori Rasputin, Russian faith healer/intriguer, murdered at 45
1924 - Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)
1925 - Félix E Vallotton, Swiss painter/writer (Chaste Susanne), dies at 60
1926 - Rainer M Rilke, Austrias songwriter/writer (Wise Queen), dies at 51
1929 - Wilhelm Maybach, German automobile designer (b. 1846)
1933 - Joh Georghe Duca, premier of Romania, murdered
1937 - Don Marquis, American author (b. 1878)
1942 - Frank D Adams, Canadian geologist, dies at 83
1943 - William H Singer, US painter/collector (Singer Museum), dies at 75
1947 - Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian/general, dies at 78
1952 - Beryl Rubinstein, composer, dies at 54
1953 - Violet MacMillan, American Broadway theatre actress(b. 1887)
1956 - Martin Albertz, German theologist (Jesus Christ's Church), dies at 73
1957 - Tom Richmond, cricketer (Notts leg-spinner took 2-86 in Eng Test), die
1958 - Doris Humphrey, US dancer/choreographer (Dances of Women), dies at 63
1959 - Robin Humphrey Milford, composer, dies at 56
1960 - Eden Phillpotts, British writer (b. 1862)
1960 - Philippe Panneton, Quebec physician, diplomat and writer (b. 1895)
1964 - Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats), dies at 63
1964 - Miroslav Krejci, composer, dies at 73
1965 - Kusaku Yamada, composer, dies at 79
1967 - Paul Whiteman, US orchestra leader (Fabulous Dorseys), dies at 77
1968 - Austin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher (b. 1904)
1970 - John de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58
1970 - Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (b. 1909)
1970 - William King Gregory, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory), dies at 94
1971 - Stuart Holmes, dies of stomach ailment at 87
1972 - Fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83
1975 - Euell Gibbons, American outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets (b. 1911).
1976 - Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500 m sprinter (Oly-silver-76), dies at 22
1980 - Roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67
1980 - Tim Hardin, American singer (Bird on a Wire), dies of a drug overdose at 39
1980 - Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian writer (b. 1899)
1981 - Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41
1981 - Miroslav Krleža, Croatian writer (b. 1893)
1982 - Sol C Siegel, US film producer (High Society), dies at 79
1984 - Leo Robin, lyricist, dies of heart failure at 84
1986 - Andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Stalker), dies at 54
1986 - John Antill, composer, dies at 82
1986 - [Maurice] Harold MacMillan, PM of Great-Britain (1957-63), dies at 92
1988 - Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (b. 1940)
1991 - Julia McCarthy, dies of cancer at 64
1992 - LH Ruitenberg, vicar/editor in chief (Reform Netherlands), dies at 87
1992 - Vivienne Segal, US actress (Broadway, Pal Joey), dies at 95
1993 - Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Soviet Armenian actor (b. 1930)
1994 - Eugene Tanner Jr, singer, dies at 58
1994 - Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), dies at 68
1995 - Hope Clara Chenhalls, food inspector, dies at 85
Actress Lita GreyActress Lita Grey (1995) 1995 - Lita Grey, second wife of Charlie Chaplin, dies of cancer at 87
1995 - Madeleine Barot, resistance heroine, dies at 86
1995 - Nello Celio, president of Switz (1972), dies at 81
1996 - Alma Birk, journalist/politician, dies at 77
1996 - Daniel Raphaeautl Mayer, journalist/resistance leader, dies at 86
1996 - Mireille Hartuch, singer/songwriter, dies at 90
1996 - Oswald Szemerenyi, philologist, dies at 83
1996 - Peggy (Margaret McCrorie) Herbison, politician, dies at 89
1996 - Robert Morris, lawyer, dies at 81
1996 - Willaim Brown, British TV executive, dies at 67
1996 - William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian, dies at 85
1997 - (Hanlon) Pat Clarke, cyclist, dies at 82
1997 - Robert Steel, academic, dies at 82
1998 - Jean-Claude Forest, writer and illustrator of comics (Barbarella) (b. 1930)
1999 - Leon Radzinowicz, British criminologist (b. 1906)
2001 - Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)
2003 - Earl Hindman, American actor (b. 1942)
2003 - Dinsdale Landen, English actor (b. 1932)
2003 - Bob Monkhouse, English comedian and game show host (b. 1928)
2004 - Liddy Holloway, New Zealand actress (b. 1947)
2004 - Ken Burkhart, American baseball player (b. 1915)

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