This Day in History for 29th January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 186

904 - Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.
1523 - Sermon of Constanz: Zwingli defends 67 Schlussreden
1574 - Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet
1587 - Deventer & Zutphen surrender to Spain
1595 - William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet is probably first performed. First published early 1597
1676 - Feodor III succeeds his father and becomes Tsar of Russia.
1728 - John Gays' "Beggar's Opera" premieres in London [NS=Feb 9]
1732 - Paris churchyard of Saint-Medard closed after Jansenistic ritual
1781 - Mozart's opera "Idomeneo" premieres, Munich
1785 - In a surprising announcement, John Hancock resigns as Governor of Massachusetts, allegedly due to his failing health
1802 - John Beckley of Virginia appointed first Librarian of Congress
1834 - President Jackson orders first use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute
The Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the British Crown and various Māori chiefsThe Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the British Crown and various Māori chiefs 1840 - First Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi Captain William Hobson arrives in the Bay of Islands, NZ
1845 - Edgar Allen Poe's "Raven" 1st published (NYC)
1848 - Sicily accepts new Constitution (choose parliament/freedom of press)
Legislator and Orator Henry ClayLegislator and Orator Henry Clay 1850 - Henry Clay introduces a comprise bill on slavery to US Senate
1856 - Victoria Cross established to acknowledge valour in the face of the enemy (United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries)
1860 - American College established in Rome by Pope Pius IX
1861 - US state of Kansas admitted to the Union as the 34th state
1863 - Battle at Bear River, Washington: US army vs indians
1872 - Francis L Cardoza elected State Treasurer of South Carolina
1879 - Custer Battlefield National Monument, Mont established
1886 - 1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe
1891 - Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch.
1895 - King Koko's Kopermannen assault on Akassa Niger, 100's killed
1896 - Emile Grubbe is the first doctor to use radiation treatment for breast cancer
1900 - Boers under Joubert beat British at Spionkop Natal, 2,000 killed
Union General George Armstrong CusterUnion General George Armstrong Custer 1900 - American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee & Minneapolis
1903 - Dutch railroad workers strike
1904 - 1st athletic letters given (Univ of Chicago football team)
1905 - Tsar Nicolas II of Russia, unsettled by the rising violence and protest, enacts reforms to improve the conditions of workers; these changes will do little to stop disorder throughout Russia in ensuing months
1906 - Coen de King skates world record time: 32,370 km
1908 - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, at Cornell University, incorporates
1912 - Martial law declared in textile strike in Lawrence, MA
1913 - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, at Howard University, incorporates
1916 - 1st bombing of Paris by German Zeppelins takes place
1917 - British submarine K13 sank in Gaire Loch, Scotland; 32 of her crew died
1920 - Walt Disney starts work as an artist with KC Slide Co for $40 a week
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney 1921 - Hurricane hits Washington & Oregon
1922 - Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador dissolved
1923 - 1st flight of autogiro (Juan de la Cierva, Madrid Spain)
1924 - Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland
1925 - British Liberal Party chooses David Lloyd George as leader
1927 - 4th German government of Marx forms
1929 - Seeing Eye Guide Dog organization forms in USA
1932 - Test debut of Bill O'Reilly, vs South Africa at Adelaide
1933 - German president Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as chancellor
1936 - 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson
1940 - 33rd Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne beats Thelma Coyne (5-7, 6-4, 6-0)
MLB Legend Ty CobbMLB Legend Ty Cobb 1940 - 33rd Australian Championships: Adrian Quist beats Jack Crawford (6-3, 6-1, 6-2)
1942 - 1st broadcast of Roy Plomley's "Desert Island Discs" on BBC radio
1942 - German & Italian troops occupy Banghazi, Libya
1942 - Peru & Ecuador sign Protocol of Rio (boundary determiniation)
1943 - New Zealand cruiser Kiwi collides with Japanese submarine I-1 at Guadalcanal
1943 - Sidney Kingsley's "Patriots" premieres in NYC
1944 - 285 German bombers attack London
1944 - USS Missouri, the last battleship commissioned by the US Navy, is launched.
1944 - World War II: The Battle of Cisterna takes place in central Italy.
1944 - World War II: About 38 men, women, and children die in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland.
1946 - 34th Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Joyce Fitch (6-4, 6-4)
1946 - 34th Australian Championships: John Bromwich beats Dinny Pails (5-7, 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2)
Playwright Arthur MillerPlaywright Arthur Miller 1947 - Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" premieres in NYC
1947 - 35th Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Nell Hall Hopman (6-3, 6-2)
1947 - 35th Australian Championships: Dinny Pails beats John Bromwich (4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 8-6)
1948 - "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 188 perfs
1948 - Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, & Phillies $500 each for signing high school players
1949 - Great Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand & Switzerland recognize Israel
1951 - "Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances
1951 - Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million
1953 - 1st movie in Cinemascope "The Robe" based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas, directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons premieres
Composer and Painter Arnold SchoenbergComposer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg 1954 - Arnold Schoenberg's "De Profundis" premieres in Cologne
1955 - John Williams Cox buys Yankee Stadium, sells grounds to Knights of Columbus, later leaves structure to Rice University (1962)
1956 - F Durrenmatt's "Der Besuch der Alten Dame" premieres in Zurich
1957 - Graham Greene's "Potting Shed" premieres in NYC
1958 - Murderer, Charles Starkweather, captured by police in Wyoming
1959 - Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released
1959 - 'The Great Smog' hits London, many die of chest and lung-related illnesses
1961 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Laurence Owen
1961 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Bradley Lord
1963 - Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame
1964 - 9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria
1964 - Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" & "Sie Liebt Dich"
Versatile Athlete Jim ThorpeVersatile Athlete Jim Thorpe 1964 - Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
1964 - NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
1964 - Stanley Kubrick's film "Dr Strangelove" premieres
1964 - Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit
1966 - "Sweet Charity" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances
1966 - Lawry & Simpson complete 244 opening stand v England, Adelaide
1966 - Snow storm in north east US kills 165
1966 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1966 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
1967 - "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 perfs
1967 - Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1967 - Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ
1967 - WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (ABC) begins broadcasting
1968 - Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) adopts constitution
Tennis Legend Billie Jean KingTennis Legend Billie Jean King 1968 - 56th Australian Championships: Billie Jean King beats Margaret Court (6-1, 6-2)
1968 - 56th Australian Championships: William Bowrey beats Juan Gisbert, Sr (7-5, 2-6, 9-7, 6-4)
1969 - Jimi Hendrix & Pete Townshend wage a battle of guitars
1969 - Sheahan & Connolly hang on for exciting draw Australia v West Indies

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 260

1584 - Frederik Hendrik, count of Nassau/Prince of Orange
1632 - Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (d. 1703)
1688 - Emmanuel Swedenborg, Sweden, religious leader (Angelic Wisdom)
1689 - Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet
1700 - Daniel Bernoulli, Basel Switz, mathematician (10 time French award)
1703 - Carlmann Kolb, composer
1711 - Giuseppi Bonno, composer
1715 - Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian (court) composer/pianist
1717 - Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America/fieldmarshal
1718 - Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1794)
Voice of the American Revolution Thomas PaineVoice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine (1737) 1737 - Thomas Paine, Thetford Great Britain, English/American political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason)
1749 - King Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
1754 - Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland (d. 1806)
1756 - Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Congressman, Governor of Virginia and American General
1761 - Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, Switz, US minister of Finance (1801-14)
1763 - J G Seume, writer
1782 - Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo)
1782 - Franciszek Ścigalski, Polish composer, born in Grodzisk, Wielkopolski
1783 - Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus) [NS=Feb 9]
1784 - Ferdinand Ries, composer
1798 - Henry Neele, poet, born in London, England
1801 - Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer (Felix Meritis)
1803 - James Outram, Bulterley Hall Derbyshire, general
1810 - Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician
1821 - Isaac Ferdinand Quinby, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)
1823 - Franklin Gardner, Major General (Confederate Army)
1824 - Karl von Perfall, composer
1836 - Benjamin Franklin Potts, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
1836 - James Meech Warner, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
25th US President William McKinley25th US President William McKinley (1843) 1843 - William McKinley, Niles Ohio, 25th US President (1897-1901), (d. 1901)
1846 - Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (d. 1915)
1850 - Ebenezer Howard, pioneer of garden cities, born in London, England
1850 - Lawrence Hargrave, inventor (box kite)
1852 - Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer
1852 - Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor/playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa)
1854 - Willem PC Knuttel, Dutch bibliographer/librarian
1860 - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Tagarov Russia, playwright (Cherry Orchard)
1862 - Frederick Delius, Bradford England, composer (Hiawatha)
1864 - Adolf Philipp, composer
1866 - Romain Rolland, France, writer (Jean-Christophe) (Nobel 1915)
1867 - Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spain, writer (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)
1869 - Andrey Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
1871 - Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco, composer
Author and Playwright Anton ChekhovAuthor and Playwright Anton Chekhov (1860) 1873 - Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Italy, explorer/climber (Mt St Elias)
1874 - John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, born in Cleveland, Ohio
1874 - Robert Lach, composer
1876 - Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen, composer
1876 - Havergal Brian, Dresden Staffordshire, composer
1877 - Georges Catroux, French general (d. 1969)
1878 - Barney Oldfield, Ohio, daredevil
1880 - W C Fields, [William Claude Dukenfield], Phila, actor (Bank Dick)
1884 - Juhan Aavic, composer
1887 - Albert Conti, Trieste Austria, actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion)
1889 - Francisco Santiago, composer
1889 - Rudolf Mauersberger, composer
Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller JrFinancier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr (1874) 1890 - Marguerite Canal, composer
1891 - R Norris Williams, American tennis champ (US Open-1914) and survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)
1892 - Clifford Gray, US, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1928)
1893 - Edric Cundell, composer
1893 - Martian Negrea, composer
1895 - Muna Lee, American poet (d. 1965)
1896 - Teddy Hoad, cricketer (pioneering West Indian Test batsman)
1898 - Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre)
1898 - Karl Bjarnhof, Danish blind journalist/writer (History of Sascha)
1900 - Marco Tajcevic, composer
1900 - Willem F K Hussem, Dutch painter/poet (Coastline, Lookout on Sea)
1901 - Allen B DuMont, inventor (perfected coml practical cathode ray tube)
1903 - Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist
1905 - Barnett Newmann, New York, US painter, (postpainterly abstraction)
1906 - Franciscus Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
1906 - Joe Primeau, NHL center
1908 - Adam Clayton Powell, (Rep-D-NY, 1945-70)
1909 - Alan Marshal, Australian actor (White Cliffs of Dover, Lydia), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1909 - Tonypandy, Viscount
1910 - Paul Hodder-Williams, publisher
1910 - Colin Middleton, Irish artist (d. 1983)
1911 - George Burns, British major-general
1911 - Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
1912 - "Professor" Irwin Corey, Brooklyn NY, comedian (Car Wash, Doc)
1912 - Jacob "Jaap" Balk, journalist (AH, Onder de Keizerskroon)
1913 - Victor Mature, Louisville KY, actor (1 Million BC, Samson & Delilah) (d. 1999)
1913 - Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
1913 - Peter von Zahn, German journalist and writer (d. 2001)
1915 - Frederic Ramsey Jr, folklorist/author
1915 - Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish poet/WWII resistance fighter (Skoven)
1915 - John Serry, Sr., American musician and arranger (d. 2003)
1916 - Barbara Skelton, writer
1917 - John Raitt, Santa Ana California, actor/singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game)
1918 - John Forsythe, NJ, actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty)
1918 - William Rigney, baseball manager (SF Giants)
1919 - Norman F Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum)
1920 - Alec Coppen, psychiatrist
1920 - José Luis de Villalonga, Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)
1921 - Anthony George, American actor (d. 2005)
1922 - Gerda Steinhoff, Nazi concetration camp supervisor (d. 1946)
1923 - Paddy Chayevsky, [Sydney], US, dramatist (Marty, Hospital) (d. 1981)
1924 - Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot
1924 - Gregson, Lord
1924 - Luigi Nono, Venice Italy, composer (Canonic Variations)
1924 - Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 7 of 7

Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin (1839) 1839 - English Naturalist and author of Origin of the Species Charles Darwin marries Emma Wedgwood
1917 - Sculptor Auguste Rodin (76) weds Rose Beuret
1923 - President of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (41) weds highly-educated woman Latife Hanim
1945 - Actress Gloria Swanson (45) weds William N. Davey
1958 - Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman (33) weds "The Three Faces of Eve" actress Joanne Woodward (27) at the El Rancho hotel-casino in Las Vegas
1984 - Actress Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) marries Robert Altman
2005 - "New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

Actress Elizabeth TaylorActress Elizabeth Taylor (1951) 1951 - Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 1st divorce from hotel heir Conrad Hilton Jr
1990 - Actor Michael Keaton (38) divorces actress Caroline McWilliams (44) after 7 years of marriage
1994 - Actor Bill Murray (43) divorces Margaret Kelly after 13 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 115

969 - Peter, tsar of Bulgaria (927-69), dies
1240 - Pelagio Galvani, Cardinal-Bishop of Albano (b. va. 1165)
1342 - Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1279)
1559 - Thomas Pope, English politician, benefactor, dies at about 52
1597 - Elias Ammerbach, German organist (b. 1530)
1608 - Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1557)
1647 - Francis Meres, English writer (b. 1565)
1663 - Robert Sanderson, Bishop of Lincoln (1660-63), dies
1676 - Tsar Alexis I of Russia (b. 1629)
1678 - Jeronimo Lobo, Portuguese Jesuit missionary (b. 1593)
1696 - Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89), dies
1706 - Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and courtier (b. 1638)
1737 - George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (b. 1666)
1743 - Andre Hercule Fleury, French cardinal (1726-43), dies
1763 - Louis Racine, French poet (b. 1692)
1814 - Johann G Fichte, German philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre), dies at 51
1820 - King George III of the United Kingdom (b. 1738). Reigned 1760-1820.
1824 - Louise MC countess of Albany, Henegouws salon owner, dies at 71
1829 - Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (b. 1755)
1859 - Seth Thomas, American Manufacturer and pioneer in the mass production of clocks, dies at 73
1870 - Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1797)
1871 - Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, French Canadian writer and Seigneur (b. 1786)
1879 - Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80
1888 - Edward Lear, poet/author, dies at 75
1899 - Alfred Sisley, painter, dies
1899 - Robert J Fruin, Dutch historian (80-year war), dies at 75
1906 - Christaan IX, King of Denmark (1893-1906), dies
1910 - Edouard Rod, French/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), dies at 52
1912 - Hermann Bang, writer, dies at 54
1916 - Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvils, composer, dies at 62
1917 - Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75
1921 - Billy Gunn, cricket (score 392 runs for Eng including a century), dies
1924 - Joseph Ludwig, composer, dies at 79
1928 - Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig/field marshal (WW I), dies at 66
1933 - Sara Teasdale, American poet (b. 1884)
1934 - Fritz Haber, German chemist (Nobel 1918), dies at 65
1941 - Ioannis Metaxas, Greek gen/dictator (1936-41), commits suicide at 69
1942 - Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer, dies at 92
1944 - William Allen White, US journalist (Emporia Gazette), dies at 75
1946 - Harry L Hopkins, US min of Business (Loan & Lease law), dies at 55
1946 - Sidney James Jones, composer, dies at 84
1947 - Fred Barratt, cricket (5 wkts at 47 in 5 Tests for Eng 1929-30), dies
1948 - Tomislav II of Croatia, 4th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (b. 1900)
1950 - Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1885)
1951 - James Bridie, [Osborne Henry Mavor], dramatist, dies
1951 - Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (b. 1880)
1955 - Hans Hedtoft, premier of Denmark (1947.. 55), dies at 51
Journalist and Critic H. L. MenckenJournalist and Critic H. L. Mencken (1956) 1956 - H[enry] L[ouis] Mencken, US essayist/critic (Smart Set), dies at 75
1960 - Louis Jean Heydt, actor (Joe-Waterfront), dies at 54
1962 - Fritz Kreisler, Austria/US violinist/composer, dies at 86
1963 - Robert Frost, American poet (New Hampshire, 4 Pulitzers), dies at 88
1964 - Alan Ladd, actor (Shane), dies at 50 in Palm Springs Calif
1965 - John Larkin, actor (Saints & Sinners, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 52
1965 - Michael Spisak, composer, dies at 50
1966 - Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84
1966 - Pierre Mercure, composer, dies at 38
1967 - Wlodzimierz Pozniak, composer, dies at 62
1968 - Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies
1970 - Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian, dies at 74
1973 - Johannes Paul Thilman, composer, dies at 67
1973 - Ludwig Stossel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 89
Poet Robert FrostPoet Robert Frost (1963) 1976 - Michael Gwynn, actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies at 59
1977 - E P "Buster" Nupen, cricketer (50 wickets for S Af, lost eye), dies
1977 - Freddie Prinze, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 22
1978 - Tim McCoy, actor (Arizona Bound), dies at 86
1980 - Antonio Molina, composer, dies at 85
1980 - Jimmy Durante, comedian (Palooka, Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
1981 - Cozy Cole, rocker (Topsy Part II), dies
1984 - Frances Goodrich, (Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 93 of lung cancer
1986 - Leif Erickson, actor (John-High Chaparral), dies at 74
1987 - Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, composer, dies at 73
1988 - Bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide
1988 - James R Killian Jr, MIT pres (1948-59), dies at 83
1988 - Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 46
1989 - Halina Konopacka, Polish athlete (b. 1900)
1991 - Yasushi Inoue, Japanese historian, dies
1992 - Willie Dixon, blues composer (I'm a Man, Backdoor Man), dies at 76
1993 - Hank Werba, [Herman Werblowski], US journalist (Variety), dies at 79
1993 - Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies
1994 - Jevgeni P Leonov, Russian actor (Gori, Moja Zvezda), dies at 67
1994 - Nick Cravat [Nicholas Cuccia], American actor (Gremlin-Twilight Zone), dies of lung cancer at 81
1994 - Ulrike Maier, olympic skier, breaks neck during world cup skiing at 26
1995 - Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist (Rhodesia), dies at 88
1995 - Chris de Marigny, painter/designer, dies at 52
1995 - Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect, dies at 69
1995 - Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympics-gold-1948), dies at 77
1995 - Richard Desborough Burnell, oarsman, dies at 77
1996 - Jack Sutherland, journalist, dies at 79
1996 - John Terence Reese, bridge master, dies at 82
1997 - Eric Schneider, murderer of 2 teachers, executed in MO at 35
1997 - Louis Pauwels, writer/editor, dies at 76
1997 - Osvaldo Soriano, writer, dies at 54
1998 - Joseph Alioto, mayor of San Francisco (b. 1916)
1999 - Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (b. 1918)
2002 - Dick "Night Train" Lane, American football player (b. 1928)
2002 - Harold Russell, Canadian-born actor (b. 1914)
2003 - Frank Moss, American politician (b. 1911)
2004 - M. M. Kaye, British writer (b. 1908)
2004 - Janet Frame, New Zealand writer (b. 1924)
2005 - Eric Griffiths, Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)

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