14th April, on this day

43 BC Battle of Forum Gallorum. Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is killed. 69 BC At the battle of Battle of Bedriacum Marc Anthony defeats the army of Brutus and the Consul Pansa
193 Lucius Septimus Severus crowned emperor of Rome
754 Pact of Quierzy between Pope Stephen II, [III] and Pippin the Korte
972 Notger becomes bishop of Liege
979 Challenge to throne of King Aethelred II of England
1028 German emperor Conrad II the Sailor crowns his son Henry III, king
1191 85-year old Giacinto Bobo becomes Pope Coelestinus III
1205 The Battle of Adrianople takes place bettween the Crusading armies of Europe and the Bulgars. The Bulgars prove victorious after a well-executed ambush
Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V of Saluzzo
1434 The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France was laid.
1471 In the War of the Roses the Yorkists defeat the Lancastrians at the Battle of Barnet
1536 English king Henry VIII expropriate minor monasteries
1544 Battle at Carignano French troops under Earl d'Enghien beat Swiss
1570 Polish Calvinists/Lutherians/Hernhutters unify against Jesuits
1574 Battle of Mookerhei-D'Avila beats Louis of Nassau
1611 Word "telescope" is 1st used (Prince Federico Cesi)
1614 Pocahontas, daughter of chief Powhatan, marries planter John Rolfe
1629 England and France sign Peace of Susa
1671 Cossaks capture Russian boer leader Stenka Razin
1699 Khalsa. Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.
1756 Governor Glen of South Carolina protests against 900 Acadia Indians
1775 1st abolitionist society in US organizes in Philadelphia, PA
1777 New York adopts new constitution as an independent state
1792 France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars
1799 Napoleon called for establishing Jerusalem for Jews
1809 Napoleon defeated Austria in the Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria
1814 Napoleon abdicated and was banished to Elba
1818 US Medical Corp forms
1828 18-gun sloop "Acorn" sinks off Halifax with 115 men aboard
1828 Noah Webster publishes his American Dictionary of the English Language
1831 Soldiers marching on a bridge in Manchester, England cause it to collapse.
1836 Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin
1841 Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue", published
1846 The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, U.S. for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.
1847 Persia and Osmaanse sign 2nd Treaty of Erzurum
1853 Harriet Tubman began her Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape
1859 Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" published
1860 1st Pony Express rider arrives in San Francisco CA from St Joseph MO
1861 Formal Union surrender of Fort Sumter
1861 Robert E Lee resigns from Union army
1862 Battle of Fort Pillow TN
1863 Battle of Irish Bend, LA (Fort Bisland)
1863 William Bullock patents continuous-roll printing press
1865 Mobile AL is captured
1865 U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.
1865 President Abraham Lincoln shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth
1871 Canada sets denominations of currency as dollars, cents, and mills
1872 Dominion Lands Act passed-Canada's Homestead Act
1881 The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupted in El Paso, U.S.
1890 The Pan-American Union is founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington.
1894 1st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)
1895 1st performance of Gustav Mahler's (incomplete) 2nd Symphony
1900 Veteran's Hospital at Fort Miley is established
1900 President Loubet opens International Fairs in Paris. France
1902 Marie and Pierre Curie isolate the radioactive element radium
1903 Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (New York NY)
1904 George Bernard Shaw's "Candida", premieres in London
1906 President Theodore Roosevelt denounces "muckrakers" in US press
1909 Anglo-Persian Oil Company forms in London
1910 President William Howard Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day
1912 The Titanic, launched on 31 May 1911, on route from Southampton to New York with 2200 passengers, strikes iceberg off the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia at approximately 11:30pm, and sinks early the next morning (1500+ death toll)
1912 Pan American Union forms
1913 Belgium begins general strike for voting rights
1914 Stacy G Carkhuff patents non-skid tire pattern
1915 The Turks invade Armenia.
1918 Douglas Campbell is 1st US ace pilot (shooting down 5th German plane)
1920 Tornadoes killed 219 people in Alabama and Mississippi
1922 Republic rebels occupies 4 government courts in Dublin
1923 Etienne Oehmichen sets helicopter distance record of 358 meters
1927 The first Volvo car premieres, in Gothenburg, Sweden.
1928 Maddus Airlines starts 1st regular passenger flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles
1929 Motor Racing: the first running of the Monaco Grand Prix around the narrow streets and harbour of Monte Carlo
1931 Spain becomes republic with overthrow of King Alfonso XIII
1931 Britain's Ministry of Transport issues the first Highway Code - a set of guidelines and rules for drivers
1935 Sandstorm ravages US midwest (Dust Bowl)
1939 John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" published
1940 Royal Marines land in Namsos, Norway, occupying key points, preparatory to a larger force arriving two days later.
1940 RCA demonstrates its new electron microscope in Philadelphia
1941 1st massive German raid in Paris France, 3,600 Jews rounded up
1941 King Peter leaves Yugoslavia. The Ustashe, a Croatian far-right organization that pursued Nazi and fascist policies, is put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia by the Axis Powers after the April 6 invasion of Yugoslavia during Operation 25.
1942 Destroyer Roper sinks German U-85 of US east coast
1943 Generals Alexander/Eisenhower/Anderson/Bradley discuss assault on Tunis
1944 Freighter "Fort Stikine" explodes in Bombay India, killing 960+
1944 1st Jews transported from Athens arrive at Auschwitz
1944 General Eisenhower becomes head commander of allied air fleet
1944 Greek Colonel Venizelos forms government
1945 American B-29 incendiary raids on Tokyo and damage the Imperial Palace
1945 Arnhem/Zwolle freed from Nazis
1945 US forces conquer Motobu peninsula on Okinawa
1945 US marines attack Yae Take on Okinawa
1945 In Germany: the Heinkel HE162 becomes the first operational plane with an ejector seat
1948 A flash of light is observed in the crater Plato on the Moon
1948 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1949 International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg's last judgment
1950 1st edition of British comic strip "Eagle"
1953 Viet-Minh offensive in Laos
1954 Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov asks for political asylum in Canberra, Australia. He confirms that British diplomats Burgess and Maclean were Russian spies
1956 Ampex Corp demonstrates 1st commercial videotape recorder
1958 Sputnik 2 (with dog Laika) burns up in atmosphere
1960 1st underwater launching of Polaris missile
1961 1st live television broadcast from the Soviet Union
1961 Cuban-American invasion army departs Nicaragua
1961 US element 103 (Lawrencium) discovered
1962 Georges Pompidou becomes President of France
1963 George Harrison is impressed by the unsigned group "Rolling Stones"
1964 A Delta rocket's third-stage motor prematurely ignites in an assembly room at Cape Canaveral, killing 3.
1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 General Gnassingbe Eyadema becomes President of Togo
1967 In the Vietnam War, US planes bomb Haiphong for 1st time
1968 At the U.S. Academy Awards, a tie between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand results in the two sharing the Best Actress Oscar..
1969 Tornado strikes Dacca East Pakistan killing 540
1971 Fort Point, San Francisco dedicated as a national historic site
1971 President Richard Nixon ends blockade against People's Republic of China
1971 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Follies", premieres in NYC
1971 Supreme Court upheld busing as means of achieving racial desegregation
1973 Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal
1978 Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia
1978 1978 Tbilisi Demonstrations: thousands of Georgians demonstrate against the attempt by the Soviet authorities to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language.
1980 1st Cubans of the Mariel boatlift sail to Florida
1983 Introduction of the first cordless telephone, able to operate up to 600 feet away from its base
1981 1st Space Shuttle-Columbia 1-returns to Earth
1985 Alan Garcia wins elections in Peru
1986 In retaliation for the April 5 bombing of the La Belle Discotheque in West Berlin in which two U.S. servicemen were killed, Ronald Reagan orders major bombing raids against Tripoli and Benghazi, in Libya, which kills 60 people.
1986 2.2 pound (1 kg) hailstones fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92. These are the heaviest hailstones ever recorded.
1986 Desmond Tutu elected Anglican archbishop of Capetown
1986 Double-decker ferry sinks in stormy weather in Bangladesh killing 200
1987 Turkey asks to join European market
1988 USS Samuel B. Roberts strikes a mine in the Persian Gulf during Operation Earnest Will.
1988 In a United Nations ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
1989 1,100,000,000th Chinese born
1989 In the Iran-Contra trial, Oliver North's case goes to the jury
1992 UAW ends 5 month strike against Caterpillar Inc
1992 UN-imposed embargo against Libya takes effect
1992 Court throws out Apple's lawsuit against Microsoft
1993 Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender after completion of his Seven Seals manuscript
1994 Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley announce plans to divorce
1994 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis operated on for a bleeding ulcer
1994 In a U.S. friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force aircraft mistakenly shoot-down two United States Army helicopters, killing 26 people.
1999 NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees - Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
1999 A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$1.7 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
2000 Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich filed a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually led the movement against file-sharing programs.
2002 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by his country's military.
2003 Human Genome Project successfully completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to 99.99% accuracy.
2003 U.S. troops in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the Achille Lauro in 1985.
2005 -Oregon Supreme Court nullifies nearly 3,000 marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County.
2007 At least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

14th April 2006

Italian poll result set to stand

Rumsfeld resignation calls grow

Knife attacks on Egypt churches

14th April 2007

Suicide attack on Iraqi holy city

New explosion rocks Casablanca

Kasparov arrested at Moscow rally

14th April 2008

Taleban attack kills 11 policemen

Kenyans killed in sect protests

World Bank tackles food crisis

14th April 2009

Many dead in Peru bus crash blaze

Obama suggests recession easing

New wave of Somali pirate attacks

14th April 2010

China earthquake kills hundreds

5 die in stampede at Hindu bathing festival

1 dead in clashes at Jakarta tomb

Birthdates which occurred on 14th April :

1578 Philip III king of Spain & Portugal (1598-1621)
1592 Abraham Elsevier book publisher/publisher
1629 Christiaan Huygens Holland, astronomer (discovered Saturn's rings)
1676 Ernst Chreistian Hesse composer
1710 Marie A C de Camargo Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer
1718 Emanuele Barbella composer
1721 William August [Duke of Cumberland] English army leader
1723 John Wainwright composer
1738 Duck of Portland (C) British PM (1783, 1807-09)
1762 Giuseppe Valadier Italian architect/archaeologist
1770 George Canning London, British PM (1827)
1782 Carlo Coccia composer
1797 Adolphe Thiers 1st President of 3rd French Republic (1871-77)
1803 Friedrich von Amerling Austrian painter
1809 George W Vreede Dutch lawyer/politician
1813 Junius S Morgan US, merchant/philanthropist (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
1819 Charles Halle pianist/conductor/founder (Halle Orchestra)
1820 Harry Thompson Hays Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1876
1831 Gerhard Rohlfs German explorer/ambassador in Abyssinia
1832 James Hewett Ledlie Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1882
1842 Sven August Korling composer
1843 Gustave Leon Huberti composer
1852 Henrique Oswald composer
1857 Edgar Stillman Kelley Sparta WI, composer (Gulliver)
1862 Pyotr A Stolypin premier Russia (1906-11)
1866 Anne Mansfield Sullivan US, educated Helen Keller
1870 Syd Gregory cricketer (Australian batsman in 58 Tests 1890-1912)
1873 Viktor Joseph Keldorfer composer
1874 Count Alexander of Athlone, Governor-General (South-Africa/Canada)
1876 Murray Bisset cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910)
1877 Daniël Plooy Dutch new testament scholar
1879 James Branch Cabell American novelist/essayist (Restless Heads)
1881 Anton Wildgans Austrian writer/director (Burg Theater)
1886 Edward C Tolman US psychologist (behaviorism)
1886 Ernst R Curtius German literature historian
1889 Arnold Toynbee England, historian (A Study of History)
1889 Efim D Bogoljubov Russian chess player
1889 James Stephenson actor (Letter, Espionage Agent, Nancy Drew)
1892 Giorgio Cesana Italy, coxswain, (Olympics-gold-1906)
1892 Vere G Childe British archaeologist/prehistorian
1895 Mary Marquet St Petersburg Russia, actress (Matter of Resistance)
1895 Wiktor Labunski composer
1897 Barbara Baroness Wootton of Abinger English Lower house leader
1898 Lee Tracy Atlanta GA, actor (Martin Kane-Martin Kane Private Eye)
19-- John Diaquinto Brooklyn NY, actor (Varges-Wild Side)
1900 Salvatore Baccaloni Rome, actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby)
1901 Alfred West champion cyclist/record hair splitter (17 splits)
1901 Martin Kessel writer
1902 Menachem A Schneerson rebee (head of Lubavitcher Jews)
1904 Sir John Gielgud London England, actor (Arthur, Ages of Man)
1904 Lionel Birkett cricketer (West Indies vice-captain on Australian tour 1930-31)
1904 Reinout W van Bemmelen Dutch geologist
1904 Sonia Gaskell Russian/Netherlands choreographer
1905 Frits Philips Dutch engineer/CEO (Philips)
1905 Holmesdale Charles "Slinger" Nitschke cricket batsman (South Australia & Test)
1906 Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz King Saudi-Arabia (1964-75)
1906 Hunter Johnson composer
1907 François "Doc" Duvalier dictator of Haiti
1907 Otto F A H van Nispen Dutch mayor (Pannerden)/MP (KVP)
1907 Phyllis Konstam London England, actress (Murder, Skin Game)
1910 Werner Wolf Glaser composer
1912 Belinda Quirey dance historian/teacher
1912 Piet van Egmond Dutch organist/conductor (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra)
1912 Robert Doisneau photographer
1913 John Howard Cleveland OH, actor (Dave-My Three Sons)
1913 Everhard van Royen Dutch flautist/founder (Alma musica)
1913 Jean Fournet French conductor
1916 Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari cricketer (India 1947-48)
1916 Denis ApIvor composer
1916 Emerson Buckley composer
1917 Valerie Hobson North Ireland, actress (Great Expectations)
1918 Mary Healy New Orleans, actress (2nd Fiddle, He Married his Wife)
1920 Eduardo Maturana composer
1920 John Paul Stevens Supreme Court Justice
1922 David Alexandrovich Toradze composer
1922 Maria Luisa Bemberg film maker
1923 William Darling journalist
1924 Shorty Rogers [Milton M Rajonsky] composer
1925 Abel Muzorewa bishop/premier (Rhodesia)
1925 Bill Harris US guitarist (Clovers-Good Lovin')
1925 H G Kischenchand cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52)
1925 Rod Steiger West Hampton NY, actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker, Chosen)
1926 Jan Carl Christian Maegaard composer
1927 Gloria Jean Buffalo NY, actress (Never Give a Sucker an Even Break)
1927 Dany Robin actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Jupiter, Julietta)
1928 Robert Mugabe President (Zimbabwe, 1988- )
1929 William Edgar Thornton Faison NC, MD/astronaut (STS-8, 51-B, sk:49)
1930 Bradford Dillman San Francisco CA, actor (Piranha, Sudden Impact, Enforcer)
1930 Jay Robinson New York NY, actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop)
1930 George W Gekas (Representative-Republican-PA, 1983- )
1933 Buddy Knox Happy TX, rock vocalist (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey)
1933 Morton Subotnick Los Angeles CA, composer (Wild Bull)
1934 Bruce Pairaudeau cricketer (West Indies opening bat in 13 Tests, 115 on debut)
1935 Joan Darling Boston MA, actress (Frieda-Owen Marshall)
1935 Loretta Lynn Butcher's Hollow KY, country singer (Coal Miner's Daughter)
1936 Robert Herman Nichols Louisville KY, PGA golfer (1986 Showdown)
1938 Gloria Dean Randle Scott educator/president (Beaumont College)
1939 Jennifer Fowler composer
1940 Patricia Bruder Brooklyn NY, actress (Ellen-As the World Turns)
1940 George Takei actor (Hikaru Sulu-Star Trek)
1941 Julie Christie Assam India, actress (Dr Zhivago)
1941 Pete Rose Cincinnati OH, baseball player/manager (Cincinnati Reds, Charlie hustle, most hits in majors)
1941 Anatoli Pavlocich Fyodorov cosmonaut
1941 Ryan O'Neal actor (Love Story, Paper Moon)
1942 Valentin Vitaliyevich Lebedev cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 35, T-5)
1943 Clarice Elaine Gaylord director of research grants (EPA)
1943 Yvonne Vriens-Auerbach Dutch MP (CDA)
1945 Ritchie Blackmore England, guitarist (Rainbow-Stone Cold, Deep Purple)
1945 Uwe Beyer German Democratic Republic, shot-putter (Olympics-gold-1976)
1945 Derek Leckenby rocker/actor (Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter)
1945 Steve Martin Waco TX, writer/actor (Jerk, Housesitter)
1946 Patrick Fairley guitarist (Marmalade-Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da)
1946 Tom Monteleone American writer (Dark Star & Illumination)
1947 Bob Massie cricketer (Australian swing bowler, 16 wickets on debut vs England 1972)
1948 Chester G Atkins (Representative-Democrat-MA)
1948 John Shea North Conway NH, actor (Honeymoon, New Life, Lois & Clark)
1948 Larry Ferguson Nassau Bahamas, keyboardist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
1948 Ty Grimes rocker (Captain Beefheart Band Drums
1950 Randolph Powell Iowa City IA, actor (Alan-Dallas, Logan's Run)
1950 Anna M "Ansje" Beentjes actress (Blindgangers)
1951 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso musician
1952 Kenny Aaronson rocker
1953 Irina Rudolfovna Pronina Russian cosmonaut
1954 Bruce Sterling US, sci-fi author (Involution Ocean, Schismatrix)
1955 Simone Griffeth Savannah GA, actress (Death Race 2000, Bret Maverick, Amanda's)
1958 Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Prince of Monaco
1958 Michael Patrick Hulbert Elmira NY, PGA golfer (1989 British Columbia Open)
1960 Brian Forster rocker (Partridge Family Drums)
1960 Pat Symcox cricketer (South African off-spinner 1993- )
1961 John Clarke South Bend IN, actor (Michael-Days of Our Lives)
1962 James Carpenter Canton CT, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
1963 Cynthia Cooper WNBA guard (Houston Comets/Olympics-gold-1988)
1963 Meg Mallon Natick MA, LPGA golfer (1991 US Women's Open)
1964 Allen James Sacramento CA, 50K walker (Olympics-24th-92, 96)
1964 Greg Battle CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1964 Jim Grabb Tucson AZ, tennis star
1965 Craig McDermott cricket pace bowler (tireless Australian since 1984)
1965 Stan Humphries NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
1966 David Justice baseball player (Atlanta Braves)/husband of Halle Barry
1966 Greg Maddux San Angelo TX, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
1966 Greg Myers Riverside CA, catcher (Minnesota Twins)
1966 Ricky Andrews WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1967 Marla Wynne Easton PA, Miss Pennsylvania-America (1991) (top 10)
1967 Barret Martin rocker (Screaming Trees)
1967 Jeff Finley Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
1967 Steve Chiasson Barrie, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
1968 Anthony Michael Hall Boston MA, comedian (Saturday Night Live, Breakfast Club)
1968 Andrew Trim Sydney New South Wales Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1968 Jesse Levis Philadephia PA, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
1969 Brad Ausmus New Haven CT, catcher (Detroit Tigers)
1969 Brad Pennington Salem IN, pitcher (California Angels)
1969 David Archibald Chilliwack, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)
1969 Mark Macon NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
1969 Tim Roberts NFL defensive end (New England Patriots)
1970 Brian Stablein NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
1970 Jan Siemerink Netherlands, tennis star
1970 Steve Avery Trenton MI, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
1971 Antonio London NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1971 Gregory Zaun Glendale CA, catcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1972 Jason Mallett CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1972 Zev Lumelski WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
1974 Mike Allen Lambert Honolulu HI, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics-96)
1975 Petra Begerow Germany, tennis star (1996 quarter Hilton Head)
1976 Baedon Choppy Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
1976 Jason Wiemer Kimberley, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1977 Sarah Michelle Gellar actress (Kendall-All My Children, Buffy)


Deaths which occurred on April 14th:
0711 Childebert III king of French, dies at about 27
0911 Sergius III Italian Pope (904-11), dies
1099 Conrad bishop of Utrecht, stabbed to death
1240 Llywelyn ap Iorwerth Prince of Wales, dies
1427 John IV duke of Brabant, dies
1433 Liduina van Schiedam Dutch mystic (Christ's Bride)/saint, dies at 53
1471 Richard Neville Warwick 2nd earl of Salisbury, dies at 42
1552 Laurentius Andreae [Lars Andersson] Swedish church reformer, dies
1574 Christoffel Palts German General strategist, dies in battle
1574 Hendrik count of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies in battle
1574 Louis earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies in battle at 35
1655 Johann Erasmus Kindermann composer, dies at 39
1692 Carlos de Gurrea Spanish viceroy (Spanish Netherlands), dies
1695 Jean de la Fontaine French poet (Fables), dies at 73
1759 Georg Frideric Händel organist/composer (Watermusic), dies at 74
1764 Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow Danish astronomer, dies at 84
1768 François de Cuvilliés Belgian architect of Bayern, dies
1813 Joachim Nicolas Eggert composer, dies at 34
1843 Joseph Franz Karl Lanner Austria, composer/violist, dies at 42
1874 Hermanus J Abbring Dutch author/engineer on Curaçao, dies at 86
1888 William Fisk Sherwin composer, dies at 62
1913 Karl Hagenbeck German animal trainer (Von Tieren), dies at 68
1914 Paul Ehrenreich German etnologist/mythologist, dies at 58
1915 James Hutton Brew "Pioneer of West African Journalism", dies
1917 Lew [Lejzer L] Zamenhof Polish doc/linguist (Esperanto), dies at 57
1924 Louis H Sullivan architect (Wainwright building St Louis), dies at 67
1924 Roland Napoleon Bonaparte French officer/explorer (Surinam), dies at 65
1925 Pieter D van Essen Dutch artillery officer, dies at 54
1930 W Majakowski writer, dies at 36
1934 Gerald du Maurier British actor-manager (Unmarried, Escape), dies
1934 Karl Dane dies at 57
1941 Jack Edmonson Australian corporal in Tobruk (Victoria Cross), dies
1943 Asser B Kleerekoper SDAP-Second-Member of parliament, dies at 62
1943 Geoffrey Turton Shaw composer, dies at 63
1948 Gerhard Anschütz German professor, dies at 81
1948 Walter P Reuther President (United Auto Workers), shot at his home
1949 Joseph A Cushman US paleontologist, dies at 68
1953 Emmanuel K de Bom Flemish writer (Scheldelucht), dies at 84
1960 Archibald McIndoe plastic surgeon, dies
1964 Earle Hodgins actor (Guestward Ho!), dies at 64
1964 Bert McGirr cricketer (2 Tests for New Zealand, 51 runs), dies
1964 Rachel L Carson US biologist/author (Silent spring), dies at 56
1965 Leonard Mudie dies of heart ailment at 82
1965 Perry E Smith US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
1965 Robert E Hickok US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
1971 Armand Spitz developer of small educational planetarium, dies
1973 Magda Janssens Flemish actress (Nederlands in 7 Lessons), dies at 88
1973 Minna Gombell dies in Santa Monica CA
1975 Fredric March actor, (Inherit the Wind, The Iceman Cometh, Death of a Salesman), dies from cancer at 77
1976 Maude Prickett actress (Rosie-Hazel), dies at 60
1976 Gerard Romsée Flemish nationalist, dies at 74
1977 Riekus Waskowsky Dutch poet, dies at 44
1980 Tom Fadden actor (Duffeild-Broken Arrow, Cimarron City), dies at 84
1983 Nina Dumbadze Russian discus thrower (Olympics-bronze-1952), dies at 64
1983 Pete Farndon rock bassist (Pretenders), dies
1983 Willem F Bon Dutch composer, dies at 42
1985 Reginald Beane pianist (Starlit Time, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 63
1985 Enver Hoxha Albanian leader (1944-85), dies
1986 Jean Genêt French, playwright (Lesson Nègres), dies at 75
1986 Simone de Beauvoir French author (Deuxième Sexe), dies at 86
1987 Karl Holler composer, dies at 79
1988 Herbert Reynolds Inch composer, dies at 83
1988 Johan Franco composer, dies at 79
1989 Lance Pierre cricketer (Test West Indies vs England 1948, DNB, 7 overs 0-28), dies
1990 Martin Kessel writer, dies on 89th birthday
1990 Peter Dunn actor (Invaders from Mars) dies
1992 David Miller dies of cancer at 82
1992 Sammy Price US boogie-woogie pianist, dies
1993 Jo Boer Dutch painter/writer/author (Heir, dies at 85
1993 Sam Ntombani ANC-Secretary in Soweto South-Africa, shot to death
1994 Harry Touw Dutch comic (Fred Haché Show), dies at 70
1994 Selometsi Baholo vice-premier of Lesotho, murdered
1995 Brian Coffey poet, dies at 89
1995 Burl Ives folk singer/actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies at 85
1995 Donald Keech entrepreneur, dies at 74
1995 James Daniel "Danny" Turner saxophonist, dies at 75
1995 Michael Scott Montague Fordham jungian analyst educator, dies at 89
1996 Benjamin "Zik" Azikiwe Nnamdi politician, dies at 91
1996 Gaylord Birch drummer (Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock), dies at 50
1996 Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill record producer, dies at 80
1996 Mervyn Levy artist/critic, dies at 81
1996 William K Everson film historian, dies at 67

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