18th April, on this day

310 St Eusebius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
387 Bishop Ambrosius of Milan baptizes Augustinus
1025 Boleslaw Chrobry was crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland
1518 Bona Sforza is crowned as queen consort of Poland.
1521 Parliament of Worms Cardinal Alexander questions Martin Luther
1552 Mauritius of Saksen occupies Linz
1599 Valencia arch duke Albrecht of Austrian marries Isabella of Spain
1663 Osman declares war on Austria
1676 Sudbury, MA attacked by Indians
1775 Paul Revere and William Dawes warn "the British are coming!". Riders warn of impending arrests of Samuel Adams and John Hancock.
1797 Battle of Neuwied - French victory against the Austrians.
1834 Charles Darwin sails to Rio Santa Cruz up Patagonia
1835 William Lamb Lord Melbourne forms British government
1838 Wilkes' expedition to South Pole sails
1853 1st train in Asia (Bombay to Tanna, 36 km)
1856 Russian Republic Chancellor Earl von Nesselrode resigns
1861 Colonel Robert E Lee turns down offer to command Union armies
1861 Battle of Harpers Ferry WV
1862 Battles of Fort Jackson, Fort St Philip and New Orleans, LA
1864 Battle of Poison Springs, AR (Camden Expedition)
1864 Battle of Dybbøl: A Prussian-Austrian army defeats Denmark and gains control of Schleswig. Denmark surrenders the province in the following peace settlement.
1865 Confederate General Johnson surrendered to General Sherman in North Carolina
1876 Daniel O'Leary completes a 500 mile walk in 139 hours 32 minutes
1879 Trial of Standing Bear-Crook on Indians citizen rights begins
1880 An F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.
1881 Natural History Museum of South Kensington England opens
1881 Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.
1902 Denmark is 1st country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals
1904 L'Humanité, under Jean Jaurès begins publishing
1906 A major earthquake in San Francisco, USA kills more than 1,000 people. The initial earthquake and the subsequent fires destroy large sections of the city leaving a quarter of a million homeless
1906 The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
1909 Joan of Arc declared a saint
1923 Poland annexes Central Lithuania
1924 1st crossword puzzle book published (Simon and Schuster)
1925 World's fair opens in Chicago
1927 Chiang Kai-shek forms anti-government in China
1929 Palace for People's industry in Amsterdam devastated by fire
1934 1st "Washateria" (laundromat) opens (Fort Worth, TX)
1934 Hitler names Joachim von Ribbentrop, ambassador for disarmament
1936 Pan-Am Clipper begins regular passenger flights from San Francisco CA to Honolulu HI
1938 Headless Mad Butcher victim found in Cleveland
1939 Franz von Papen becomes German ambassador in Turkey
1939 Hubert Pierlot forms Belgian government
1942 "Stars & Stripes" paper for US armed forces starts
1942 James H Doolittle bombs Tokyo and other Japanese cities
1943 "Operation Peacock", Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down by U.S. fighters over the Solomon Islands.
1945 Over 1,000 bombers attack the small island of Heligoland, Germany.
1945 Clandestine Radio 1212, after broadcasting pro-nazi propoganda for months used their influence to trap 350,000 German army group B troops
1946 League of Nations dissolves (3 months after the UN starts)
1946 US recognizes Tito's Yugoslavia government
1948 International Court of Justice opens at Hague, Netherlands
1949 The Republic of Ireland Act comes into force as Eire (Southern Ireland) becomes a Republic and leaves the British Commonwealth
1950 1st transatlantic jet passenger trip
1950 Polish Catholic church and government sign accord over relations
1954 Colonel Nasser seizes power and becomes PM of Egypt
1955 1st Bandoeng Conference - Afro-Asian conference opens
1956 Egypt and Israel agree to a cease fire
1956 Prince Rainier of Monaco marries American film actress Grace Kelly
1958 Government troops reconquer Padang, Middle-Sumatra Indonesia
1958 A U.S. federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound be released from an insane asylum
1961 CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.
1963 Dr James Campbell performed the 1st human nerve transplant
1964 Geraldine Mock of US becomes 1st woman to fly solo round the world
1964 Van Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr Sloane"
1966 Despite receiving almost universal criticism, the film 'The Sound of Music' wins an Oscar after taking more than £60m during its first year on release
1968 178,000 employees of US Bell Telephone System go on strike
1968 London Bridge is sold for £1m to American oil tycoon Robert McCullough. He decides to knock it down, brick by brick, and have it re-built at Lake Havasu in the United States
1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 Melina Mercouri establishes Greek Aid Fund
1970 Apollo 13, carrying three United States astronauts, splashes down safely after a five day rescue operation in space which began with an explosion on board the spacecraft during their journey to land on the Moon
1974 Red Brigade kidnaps Italian Attorney General Mario Sossi
1978 Senate votes to turn Panamá Canal over to Panamá on Dec 31, 1999
1979 Major Haddad declares South-Lebanon independent
1980 Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) declares independence from UK
1982 Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act
1982 Zimbabwe capital Salisbury renamed Harare
1983 A lone suicide bomber kills 63, at the US Embassy in Lebanon
1986 Titan rocket explodes seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg AFB
1987 An unconscious skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air
1987 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
1988 U.S. launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II.
1990 Bankruptcy court forces Frank Lorenzo to give up Eastern Airlines
1990 Supreme Court rules that states could make it a crime to possess or look at child pornography, even in one's home
1992 Tennis ace Stefan Edberg marries Annette Olsen in Sweden
1992 General Abdul Rashid Dostum revolted against President Mohammad Najibullah of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and allied with Ahmed Shah Massoud to capture Kabul.
1993 President of Pakistan, Ghulam Ishaq Khan dissolves the National Assembly and dismisses Cabinet.
1993 Beirut-hostage Terry Anderson marries Madeleine Bassil
1994 Former President Richard Nixon suffers a stroke and dies 4 days later
1994 Lebanon drops relations with Iran
1994 Roseanne Barr Arnold files for divorce from Tom Arnold
1995 Houston Post folds after 116 years
1996 In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces shell the UN compound at Quana.
2007 The US Supreme Court upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision.
2007 32 Chinese steel workers burn to death in the Qinghe Special Steel Corporation disaster.

18th April 2006

Israel blames Hamas for bombing

Greenpeace rejects Chernobyl toll

San Francisco and 1906 quake

18th April 2007

More than 170 dead in Iraq blasts

UN chief urges 'hostages rules'

Three killed at Turkish publisher

18th April 2008

Mugabe attacks opposition and UK

Heavy shelling in Burundi capital

Pope urges global unity on crises

18th April 2009

Suicide bomb hits Pakistan police

Iran jails journalist as US spy

New limits to Antarctic tourism

18th April 2010

Europe's airlines and airports question flight bans

Car bomb in north-west Pakistan

Zimbabwe celebrates 30 years

Birthdates which occurred on 18th April :

1480 Lucretia Borgia murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI)
1521 François de Coligny ruler of van Andelot, French General (Jarnac)
1580 Thomas Middleton English playwright (Game of Chess)
1590 Ahmed I 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17)
1605 Giacomo Carissimi composer
1729 Gaetano B Vestris Italian/French ballet dancer
1732 George Colman "the Elder", playwright (baptised)
1740 Francis Baring banker/merchant
1744 Pieter 't Hoen Dutch journalist/patriot
1759 Jacques-Christian-Michel Widerkehr composer
1764 Bernhard Anselm Weber pianist/conductor/composer
1777 Ignac Ruzitska composer
1786 Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee composer
1797 Louis-Adolphe Thiers President of France
1803 Charles F Pahud de Montagnes Governor-General of Netherlands East Indies (1856-61)
1806 Ludwig Schuberth composer
1817 George Henry Lewes English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe)
1819 Franz von Suppé Spalato Dalmatia, composer (Light Cavalry Over)
1839 Frantz Jehin-Prume composer
1839 Henry Clarence Kendall New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds)
1842 Antero Tarquinio de Quental Portugal, poet (Beatrice)
1845 Wilhelm Gericke composer
1852 George Clausen painter
1855 Abraham Bredius Dutch art historian (Jan Steen)
1855 Josef Gruber composer
1857 Clarence S Darrow defense attorney at the Scopes monkey trial
1859 Eduard G H H Cuypers architect (Sanatorium High-Laren)
1863 Felix Blumenfeld composer
1864 Richard Harding Davis US, journalist/author (In The Fig)
1868 Didericus G van Epen genealogist (Dutch Patriciate)
1871 Henry Stephenson British West Indies, actor (Conquest, Little Old New York, Mr Lucky)
1873 Jean Roger-Ducasse composer
1881 Hermann KJ Zilcher German pianist/composer (Dr Eisenbart)
1881 Max Weber Polish/Russian/US painter
1882 Leopold Stokowski London England, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony)
1884 Magda Janssens Flemish/Netherlands actress/acting teacher (Maria Stuart)
1888 Arnold Henry Moore Lunn skier
1889 Jessie Street Australian pro women's/aborigine rights fighter
1889 John Kilbane US, featherweight boxing champion (1912-23)
1890 James Rennie Toronto Ontario Canada, actor (Lash, Little Damozel)
1895 Anton F Pieck Dutch illustrator (Efteling, Kaatsheuvel) [or April 19]
1896 C Eugène Wegmann Swiss geologist (Le Jura plissé)
1897 Pedro Regas Sparta Greece, actor (Pat Paulsen's ½ Comedy Hour)
1898 Lord Leatherland British journalist/Labour peer
19-- Anna Kathryn Holbrook Fairbanks AK, actress (Sharlene-Another World)
19-- Bill Lazarus Washington DC, actor (Bad News Bears)
1900 Louise Tazewell [Louise Skiller Tazewell], entertainer
1901 László Németh Hungarian physician/author (Gyász/Galilei)
1903 Leonid Kinskey St Petersburg Russia, actor (Casablanca)
1903 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin composer
1906 Clara Eggink [Ebbele], Dutch poetess (Life with JC Bloem)
1906 Edgar Unsworth Justice of Appeals (Gibralter)
1907 Stephen Longstreet American writer (All or Nothing)
1907 Miklós Rózsa Budapest Hungary, movie composer (Atomic Cafe, Fedora)
1908 Edward Roberts bishop (Ely)
1908 Henry Guinness missionary
1908 Joseph Keilberth German conductor (Bayreuther Festspiele)
1910 Jamie L Whitten (Representative-Democrat-MS, 1941- )
1910 Sylvia Fisher soprano (Albert Herring Opera)
1911 Francis Frederick Johnson architect
1911 George Huntington Hartford II New York NY, A&P heir
1912 Wendy Barrie Hong Kong, hostess (Wendy Barrie Show)
1912 John Lapworth Holt boat Designer
1913 Al Hodge actor (Captain Video)
1913 Kent Wheeler Kennan composer
1913 Milos Sokola composer
1913 Susan Bosence textile designer
1914 C S Nayudu cricketer (brother of C K, 11 Tests as leggie)
1914 Henk Lankhorst pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP)
1917 Louise Frederika Queen of Greece
1918 Robert Zimonyi Hungary, cox (Olympics-Hungary-bronze-1948/US-gold-64)
1918 Tony Mottola Kearney NJ, president of Sony Music Entertainment/guitarist/host (Melody Street)
1918 Roger de Grey president (Royal Academy)
1920 Walter Clegg MP
1921 Barbara Hale Dekalb IL, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason)
1922 Avril Angers actress (Brass Monkey)
1923 Baroness Platt of Writtle British CEO (Equal Opportunities Commission)
1923 Leif Panduro Danish writer ('k Have varnish on traditions)
1924 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Vinton La, blues singer (Mary is Fine)
1924 Buxton Daeblite Orr composer
1924 Henry J Hyde (Representative-Republican-IL)
1924 Lord Mason of Barnsley MP (Lab)/British defense secretary
1924 Raf de Linde [Raphaël van Hecke] author (Vaarwel on Gertrude)
1925 Bob Hastings Brooklyn NY, actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family)
1925 Lionel Edmund "Sonny" Taylor musician
1925 Robert Caldwell Crawford composer
1926 Gunter Meisner Germany, actor (Between Wars, Quiller Memorandum)
1926 Doug Insole cricketer (England batsman of the 50's, nine Tests)
1927 Jim De Courcy cricketer (in Newcastle Australian batsman 1953)
1928 Jean-François Pailliard Vitry-le-François France, conductor
1929 Peter Hordern British CEO (Fina)
1929 Peter Jeffrey actor (Dr Phibes Rides Again, Twinsanity)
1930 Clive Revill Wellington New Zealand, actor (Legend of Hell House)
1931 Klas Lestander Sweden, 20K biathlon (Olympics-gold-1960)
1932 Dominic Milroy OSB/headmaster (Ampleforth College England)
1933 Alan Devereux CEO (Scottish Tourist Board)
1934 James Drury New York NY, actor (Virginian)
1934 Jaap F Scherpenhuizen Dutch MP (VVD)
1934 Jan Klusak composer
1934 Jap F Scherpenhuizen Dutch MP (VVD)
1934 Mark Kingston actor (Intimate Contact)
1935 Joel Hefley (Representative-Republican-CO)
1935 Paul A Rothchild record producer
1936 Brian Fuller commandant (Fire Service College, England)
1936 Harold Innocent [HS Harrison] English actor (Tall Guy)
1936 Madeleine Gillian Jinkinson medical administrator
1937 Robert Hooks Washington DC, actor (Fast Walking, Aaron Loves Angela)
1937 Tatyana Shchelkanova USSR, long jumper (Olympics-bronze-1964)
1938 Andreas J "Cat" Liebenberg supreme commander (South Africa army)
1939 Glen Hardin rocker
1939 Von McDaniel baseball player
1940 Ed Garvey labor leader (Major League Baseball Players Association)
1940 Joseph L Goldstein Sumter SC, physician (Nobel-1985)
1940 Ira von Furstenberg [Virginia Caroline] Rome Italy, Princess (Monaco)
1940 Skip Stephenson Omaha NE, comedian (Real People)
1941 Mike Vickers guitarist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
1942 Dick K J Tommel chemist/(D66) Dutch Assistant Secretary of State (1994- )
1942 Jochen Rindt German race car driver
1944 Irvine Shillingford cricketer (cousin of Grayson, 4 Tests for West Indies)
1944 Rudy Shackelford composer
1946 Hayley Mills London England, actress (Parent Trap, Pollyanna)
1946 [Alexander] Skip Spence Windsor Ontario Canada, guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape-Omaha)
1946 Anne Boyd composer
1946 Harvey Kagan rocker
1946 Lenny Baker rocker (Sha Na Na)
1947 Cindy Pickett actress (Ferris Bueller, Hot to Trot, St Elsewhere)
1947 Dorothy Lyman Minneapolis MN, (All my Children, Naomi-Mama's Family)
1947 James Woods Warwick RI, actor (Salvador, Against All Odds)
1947 Lori Martin Glendale CA, actress (Velvet-National Velvet)
1947 David Gee director (Friends of the Earth)
1948 "Tiny" Nate Archibald NBA guard (Cincinnati)
1948 Catherine Malfitano New York NY, soprano (Metropolitan Opera)
1948 Skip Stephenson Omaha NE, comedian (Real People)
1950 Bill Sudderth III trumpeter (Atlantic Star-Touch 4 Leaf Clover)
1952 Jim Scholten Midland MI, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)
1953 Rick Moranis Toronto Ontario Canada, (SCTV, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs)
1954 Kim Stone bassist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1955 Amschel Rothschild banker
1955 Anne-Marie Palli Ciboure France, LPGA golfer (1992 ShopRite)
1956 Eric Roberts Biloxi MS, actor (Pope of Greenwich Village, King of Gypsies)
1956 John James Minneapolis MN, actor (Jeff Colby-Dynasty)
1956 Melody Thomas Scott Los Angeles CA, actress (Nikki-Young & Restless)
1956 David Wayne Edwards Neosho MO, PGA golfer (1980 Walt Disney)
1958 Les Pattinson Ormskirk Merseyside England, rock bassist (Echo & the Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
1958 Bernadette Robi model/ex-wife of football player Lynn Swann
1958 Malcolm Marshall cricketer (West Indies quickie 1978-91, West Indies top wicket-taker)
1959 Jim Eisenreich St Cloud MN, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies, Florida Marlins)
1961 Kelly Hansen heavy metal rocker (Hurricane-I'm on to You)
1961 Ian Doig Seaforth Ontario Canada, Canadian Tour golfer (1985 Florida Classic)
1961 Jane Leeves London England, actress (Murphy Brown, Daphne Moon-Fraiser)
1961 Jeff Cook Muncie IN, Nike golfer (1990 Greater Ozarks Open)
1961 Pamella Bordes New Dehli India, British parliament prostitute
1962 Mick Sweda heavy metal (Bulletboys, King Kobra-Ready to Strike)
1962 Shirlie Hollman rocker (Pepsi & Shirley-All Right Now)
1962 Wilber Marshall NFL linebacker (New York Jets)
1963 Conan [Christopher] O'Brien Brookline MA, TV host (Late Night)
1963 Phil Simmons cricketer (West Indian opening batsman)
1964 Robert Kelker-Kelly actor (Another World)
1965 Diana Villegas México, rocker (Triplets-You DOn't Have To Go)
1965 Sylvia Villegas México, rocker (Triplets-You DOn't Have To Go)
1965 Vicky Villegas México, rocker (Triplets-You DOn't Have To Go)
1966 Chuck Wade Menomonee Falls WI, diver (Olympics-96)
1966 Michelle Chryst WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz-17th-1994)
1966 Valeri Kamensky Voskresensk Russia, NHL left wing (Avalanche, Olympics-silver-98)
1967 Jayce Fincher Jr heavy metal bassist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
1967 Kenneth Gant NFL safety (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1967 Marcel Valk soccer player (RKC, Go Ahead Eagles)
1969 Vladimir Tsyplakov Inta Russia, NHL left wing (Los Angeles Kings, Belarus 1998)
1970 Carl Simpson NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
1970 Francois Leroux Ste-adele, NHL defenseman (Pittsburgh Penguins)
1970 Heike Friedrich East Germany swimmer (world record 200 meter)
1970 Peter Giles London Ontario Canada, kayaker (Olympics-96)
1970 Vladimir Antipin hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998)
1970 William Roaf NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints)
1971 Dan Kordic Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
1971 Kerry Lynn Kemper Miss Nebraska-USA (1996)
1971 Oleg Petrov Moscow Russia, NHL right wing (Montréal Canadiens)
1972 Jeff Traversy CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
1973 Derrick Brooks NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1973 Haile Gebresleassie Ethiopia, 10k runner (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 James "Jamie" Koven Morristown NJ, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
1976 Melissa Joan Hart Sayville NY, actress (Clarissa, Sabrina)
1992 Frances Bean Cobain daughter of Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love


Deaths which occurred on April 18th:
0680 Mu'awijja kalief of Al-Schaam, dies
1504 Filippino Lippi painter, dies at about 52
1530 François Lambert d'Avignon French church reformer, dies at about 43
1552 John Leland antiquary, dies
1556 Luigi Alamanni Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61
1567 Wilhelm von Grumbach German military man, dies at 63
1587 John Foxe author (Book of Martyrs), dies
1610 Robert Parsons English jesuit leader/plotter, dies at 63
1612 Emanuel Van Meteren merchant/historian, dies
1679 Hofmannswaldau writer, dies
1684 Gonzales Cocx [Coques] painter, dies
1689 George Jeffreys 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem/infamous judge, dies
1690 Charles V Leopold Duke of Lotharingen/Austrian fieldmarshal, dies
1710 Pierre de La Barre composer, dies at 75
1800 John Evangelist Schreiber composer, dies at 84
1800 Pieter Fouquet art merchant (Atlas of Fouquet), dies
1807 Erasmus Darwin physician/writer (Influence), dies
1818 Pieter Ondaatje Ceylon/Dutch lawyer, dies at 59
1824 Edward Jones composer, dies at 72
1830 Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia composer, dies at 62
1845 Nicholas T the Saussure Swiss chemist/botany, dies at 77
1853 William King US Vice President, dies a month after his inauguration
1854 Joseph Antoni Frantiszek Elsner composer, dies at 84
1855 Jean-Baptiste Isabey painter, dies
1860 Count István Széchenyi statesman, commits suicide
1861 Heinrich August Neithardt composer, dies at 67
1867 Robert Smirke architect, dies
1871 Omar Pasha [Michael Lats] Croatian Governor, dies at 64
1873 Justus Freiherr von Liebig German chemist, dies at 69
1874 David Livingstone buried in Westminster Abbey
1879 Anthony Pannizim principal librarian (British Museum), dies
1883 Agnes Tyrrell composer, dies at 36
1898 Gustave Moureau painter, dies
1905 Juan Valera bon Alcalá Galiano Sp author (Pepita Jiménez), dies at 80
1917 Moritz F Freiherr von Bissing Governor-General of Belgium (1914-17), dies at 73
1919 Enny Vrede [Maria M Müller] Dutch actress, drowns at 35
1921 Earnest [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire actor (Inkwartiering), dies at 70
1925 Charles Ebbets president (Dodgers), dies
1928 Henryk Melcer-Szczawinski composer, dies at 58
1935 Ignazio Guidi Italian orientalist/archaeologist, dies at 90
1936 Ottorino Respighi Italian composer (Belkis), dies at 56
1936 Seaborn M Denson composer, dies at 82
1938 Richard Runciman Terry musicologist, dies
1939 Theo Mann actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler), dies at 88
1940 Florrie Forde music hall artist, dies
1940 Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher historian, dies
1941 Alexander Korysis PM of Greece, commits suicide
1943 I Yamamoto Admiral of Japanese fleet, dies
1944 Cécile Chamindale composer, dies
1945 Ernest T Pyle British/US newscaster, killed in WWII at 44
1945 John Ambrose Fleming electrical engineer, dies
1947 Benny Leonard lightweight boxing champion (1917-25), dies at 51
1949 Leonard Bloomfield linguist/philosopher, dies
1955 Albert Einstein German/US physicist (E=MC²), dies
1955 Don Blackie cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1928-29), dies at 46
1955 Eugen Herrigel Zen philosopher/scholar, dies in Germany at 70
1958 Maurice-Gustave Gamelin French Generalissmo (WWI, WWII), dies at 85
1958 Richard B Goldschmidt German zoologist (butterflies), dies
1959 Irving Cummings Sr actor/director (In Old Arizona), dies at 70
1960 Emory Johnson director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66
1963 Henrietta Kreis 3rd of famous Wallenda aerialist to fall to death
1964 Ben Hecht playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71
1964 Albe Vidakovic composer, dies at 49
1969 Piotr F Scharoff Russian/Italian actor/director (Chechov), dies at 82
1971 Masao Oki composer, dies at 69
1974 Betty Compson actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77
1974 Marcel Pagnol French writer/movie (Topaz), dies at 79
1975 Rob Touber [Robert J Noordervliet) chansonnier/director, dies at 38
1976 Percy Julian holder of more than 138 chemical patents, dies at 78
1983 Alan Melville cricketer (11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs), dies
1984 John Lee Mahin screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81
1986 Marcel Dassault [Bloch] French airplane builder, dies at 94
1990 Robert D Webb director/actor (Love Me Tender, Jackals), dies at 87
1992 Florence Randall model/designer (Bill Blass), dies at 54 of cancer
1993 Arthur P Smith US founder of Miami Planetarium, dies at 76
1994 Ken Oosterbroek South African press photographer, shot dead at 32
1995 Arturo Frondizi President of Argentina (1958-62), dies
1996 Kalim Siddiqui islamic campaigner, dies at 62
1996 Michael Leander Farr record producer, dies at 55
1996 Piet Hein architect/poet/mathematician/inventor, dies at 80
1996 Robert William Paine architect, dies at 88
1997 Edward Barker cartoonist, dies at 46

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