19th April, on this day

607 Comet 1P/607 H1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0898 astronomical units (AUs) of Earth
1012 Martyrdom of St. Alphege in Greenwich, London.
1451 Alam Shah of Delhi resigns throne
1529 At the Second Diet of Speyer, a group of rulers (German: Fürst) and independent cities (German: Reichsstadt) protests the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms, beginning the Protestant movement.
1539 Charles, protestant German monarch, signs Treaty of Frankrfurt
1552 Mauritius of Saksen captures Karel
1587 Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain and sinks Spanish fleet
1591 Chartres surrenders to king Henri IV in France
1713 Emperor Karel VI ends Pragmatic Sanctions
1770 Amsterdam buys Van Aerssens family 1/3 part of Suriname
1770 Captain James Cook 1st sees Australia
1774 CW Gluck's opera "Iphigenia in Aulis", premieres in Paris France
1775 Minutemen Captain John Parker orders not to fire unless fired upon
1775 Start of the American War of Independence against Britain when fighting begins at Lexington and Concord
1782 John Adams secured the Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government and the house that he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became the first American embassy.
1809 The army of Austria attacks and is defeated by the forces of the Duchy of Warsaw in the Battle of Raszyn, part of the struggles of the Fifth Coalition.
1810 Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.
1825 33 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay
1836 Nikolai Gogol's "Revisor", premieres in St Petersburg
1837 Cheyney University forms as the Institute for Colored Youth
1839 Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom and Luxembourg a Grand Duchy
1843 The gas meter is patented by Carl Ludwig Farwig
1861 Baltimore riots - 4 soldiers, 9 civilians killed
1861 Lincoln orders blockade of Confederate ports (Civil War)
1863 Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Huger VA
1864 Naval Engagement at Cherbourg, FR USS Kearsage vs CSS Alabama
1874 Barracks on Alcatraz Island destroyed in fire
1890 Henry Morton Stanley is inaugurated in Brussels
1892 Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1896 Herzl's "The Jewish State" is published
1897 1st Boston Marathon won by John McDermott of New York in 2:55:10
1904 Much of Toronto destroyed by fire
1909 Joan of Arc, declared a saint
1910 Halley's comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip (Curacao)
1911 George Bernard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play", premieres in London
1916 Italians troops conquer Colonel di Lana at Merano
1919 Leslie Irvin of US makes 1st parachute jump and free fall
1921 Funeral of last German Emperoress, Augusta Victoria
1923 New Egyptian law allows suffrage for men, except soldiers
1927 Hollywood actress Mae West is found guilty of indecent behaviour in her production of 'Sex' on Broadway. She is sentenced to 10 days in prison and fined 500 dollars
1928 Japanese troops occupies Sjantung-schiereiland
1928 The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
1932 President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week
1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces that the United States will be abandoning the gold standard.
1934 Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up and Cheer"
1936 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Palestine
1940 "Lake Shore Ltd" derails, killing 34 near Little Falls NY
1940 Dutch prime minister De Geer declares state of siege
1941 Bertolt Brecht's "Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder", premieres in Zürich
1941 Bulgarian troops invade Macedonia
1942 In Poland, the Majdan-Tatarski ghetto is established, situated between the Lublin ghetto and a Majdanek subcamp.
1943 Jews attack Nazi occupation forces at Warsaw Ghetto under Mordechai Anielewicz
1944 Allied fleet attack Sabang Sumatra
1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opens on Broadway
1945 US aircraft carrier Franklin is heavily damaged in Japanese air raid
1947 French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522
1948 Chiang Kai-shek elected President of Nationalist China
1951 General Douglas MacArthur ends his military career
1951 The first Miss World Contest is won by a 21 year old from Sweden. The contest is devised by Mecca publicity officer, Eric Morley, as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations
1954 Constituent Assembly of Pakistan decides Urdu and Bengali to be national languages of Pakistan.
1956 US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (civil ceremony)
1958 Legendary English footballer Bobby Charlton makes the first of his 106 appearances for England against Scotland and scores the first of his record 49 goals for his country
1959 Uprising in La Paz Bolivia, fails
1960 Students in South Korea hold a nationwide pro-democracy protest against their president Syngman Rhee, eventually forcing him to resign
1961 The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders.
1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to an altitude of 6,900 meter
1964 Rightist coup in Laos, Suvanna Phuma remains premier
1965 1st all news radio station (WINS 1010 AM in NYC) begins operating
1965 At a cost of $20,000, the outer Astrodome ceiling is painted because of sun's glare, this causes the grass to die and eventually led to the installation of Astroturf
1966 Roberta Bignay becomes the 1st woman to run in the Boston Marathon
1967 Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't)
1967 US Surveyor III lands on Moon
1967 "Casino Royale" premieres
1967 Yugoslav author Mihaljo Mihaljov sentenced 4½ years
1971 Sierra Leone becomes a republic
1971 USSR Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit
1971 Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin a five-day demonstration in Washington, DC.
1971 Charles Manson sentenced to life (Sharon Tate murder)
1972 Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth
1972 Hungary revises constitution
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1975 India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR
1976 Executive Order 9066 is rescinded.
1978 Yitzhak Navron elected 5th President of Israel
1982 Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery
1982 Sally Ride announced as 1st woman astronaut
1982 USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit
1982 Guinon Bluford announced as 1st black astronaut
1983 France performs nuclear test
1984 Nemesis, death star of dinosaurs 1st appears in print (Nature magazine)
1985 Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
1985 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1986 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver
1987 Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve
1987 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1989 Republic Day in Sierra Leone
1989 Gun turret explodes on USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors
1990 Contra guerrillas, leftist Sandinistas and incoming government agree to truce in Nicaragua's civil war
1991 Battle of the Ages-Heavyweight champion Evander Hollyfield beats 42 year old George Foreman in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1993 Branch Dividians/FBI 51 day standoff in Waco TX ends with the deaths of 4 FBI Agents and numerous deaths from suicide of the cult members
1993 Fire in psychiatric institute in South Korea, kills 40
1994 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10km (11:25.88)
1994 Inkatha ends boycott of South African multi-racial election
1994 Rodney King award $3,800,000 in compensation of police beating
1994 Supreme Court outlaws excluding people from juries because of gender
1995 Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168. That same day convicted murderer Richard Wayne Snell, who had ties to bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh, was executed in Arkansas.
1999 The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.
2005 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.

19th April 2006

Protesters killed at Nepal rally

White House spokesman steps down

UN alarmed over 'asylum fatigue'

19th April 2007

Police 'regret' at killer's video

EU agrees new racial hatred law

US argues case for missile shield

19th April 2008

Deadly clashes at Gaza crossing

Operation targets Basra militants

Anti-French rallies across China

19th April 2009

Many hurt in Mexico train crash

Italy takes in stranded migrants

Orthodox Christians mark Easter

19th April 2010

Peshawar market suicide bombing leaves 23 dead

EU moves to ease flight curbs

Iraqi al-Qaeda leaders 'killed'

Birthdates which occurred on 19th April :

1320 Pedro I King of Portugal (1357-67)
1605 Orazio Benevoli composer
1660 Sebastian Duron composer
1700 Georg Abraham Schneider composer
1715 James Nares composer
1721 Roger Sherman signer (Declaration of Independence, Constitution)
1721 Thomas McKean attorney (signed Declaration of Independence) [or 3/19]
1728 Francisco Albergati Capacelli Italian playwright
1737 Geert Reinders Dutch cattle breeder/inoculation propagandist
1768 Adrian H Haworth English entomologist/botanist
1771 Giuseppe Cartufo composer
1772 David Ricardo economist
1775 Battle of Lexington & Concord-American Revolution
1785 Alexandre Pierre François Boely composer
1795 Christian Gottfried Ehrenburg German zoologist
1798 Franz Joseph Glaser composer
1798 Heinrich Maria von Hess historical painter
1801 Gustav T Fechner [Dr Mises] German philosopher/physicist
1805 Charles Edmond-Hénri de Coussemaker Belgian musicologist/historian
1817 John Philip painter
1821 Mortimer Dormer Leggett Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1896
1830 Rudolf Cornely German bible expert/jesuit
1832 José Echegaray y Eizaguirre mathematician/dramatist (Nobel 1904)
1832 Lucretia Rudolph Garfield US 1st lady (1881-1885)
1838 August[us] Allebé Dutch painter/lithographer
1840 Andrea Bezzola writer
1850 Edward John Gregory painter/engraver
1850 Theo Mann-Bouwmeester Dutch actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler)
1857 Lucien Levy-Bruhl philosopher
1858 May Robson [Mary J Robison] Melbourne Australia, actress (Apple Annie)
1858 Siegfried Ochs composer
1861 Warden Oncle [Edward Vermeulen] Flemish farmer/writer
1863 Felix Blumenfeld composer
1866 Henri Deterding Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell)
1868 Max Von Schillings German composer/conductor (Der Pfeifertag)
1873 Sydney Barnes cricketer (probably England's greatest bowler)
1874 Firmin Baes Flemish painter
1876 Hendrik Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin/king of Netherlands
1877 Ole Evinrude inventor (outboard marine engine)
1879 Richard Scheibe German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz)
1883 Getúlio Vargas President of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54), modernizer
1888 William L Axt composer
1890 Lou Bandy [Lodewijk F Dieben] revue-artist (Look for the Sun)
1891 Francoise Rosay Paris France, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison, Saraband)
1891 Ricardo Bacchelli Italian writer/poet (La Ronda)
1892 Germaine Tailleferre [Les Six] Pau-St-Maur France, composer
1897 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney sculptor/art benefactor
1897 Vivienne Segal Philadelphia PA, Broadway actress (Pal Joey)
1898 Constance Talmadge Brooklyn NY, comedienne/actress (Intolerance)
1898 Sybil Andrews English/Canadian painter
19-- Robert Tyler [Barry Kaufman] Stockton CA, actor (Trucker McKenzie-Loving)
1900 Allen Jenkins New York NY, actor (Girl Habit, Fugitive from a Chain Gang)
1900 Richard Arthur Warren Hughes English writer (Fiction as Truth)
1903 Eliot Ness untouchable (Prohibition Agent for Department of Treasury-Chicago, Untouchables)
1905 John S "Jimmy" Thach US pilot/Admiral (WWII)
1905 Tommy Benford jazz drummer
1907 Alan Wheatley England, actor (Adventure of Robin Hood)
1907 Gino Contilli composer
1907 Lina Basquette San Mateo CA, actress (Paradise Park, Pleasure, Goldie)
1910 Andrew Gilchrist historian/diplomat
1911 Francesco Maria Saraceni composer
1912 Glenn T Seaborg head of Atomic Energy Commission/chemist/discovered Plutonium/Nobel 1951
1912 William Murray teacher/educationalist
1913 Cyril English British educator
1914 Andrew Wilkinson pediatrician
1915 Dorian Le Gallienne composer
1915 Harry Craft baseball manager
1917 Johnny Hoes Dutch musician/producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom)
1919 Gil Langley cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1951-56)
1920 Frank Fontaine Cambridge MA, comedian (Crazy Guggenheim)
1921 Glyn England CEO (CEGB, Windcluster Ltd)
1921 Will Ogdon composer
1922 Erich Hartmann German WWII pilot (downed 352 Russian aircrafts)
1922 Luigi Barbbarito reverend (Apostolic ProNuncio)
1925 Hugh O'Brian [Krampke] Rochester NY, actor (Wyatt Earp, Search)
1927 Don Barbour Greencastle IN, singer (4 Freshmen)
1928 Alexis Korner Paris France, musician (Blues Inc-Bootleg Him)
1928 John Horlock British vice-chancellor (Open College)
1929 Edward Crook Detroit MI, middleweight boxer (Olympics-gold-1960)
1931 Alex Webster football coach (New York Giants)
1931 Denis Henry British high court judge
1931 Garfield Morgan Brtish actor (Odessa File, To Catch a Spy)
1931 Hendrick J "Kobie" Coetsee South Africa minister of Defense/Justice
1932 Andrea Mead Lawrence Rutland VT, alpine slalom skier (Olympics-2 gold-52)
1933 Dick Sargent Carmel CA, actor (Darrin-Bewitched)
1933 Jayne Mansfield [Vera Jane Palmer] Bryn Mawr PA, actress (Guide for the Married Man, Girl Can't Help It, Too Hot to Handle)
1933 Harold "Dickie" Bird cricketer (noted England Test umpire)
1934 Dickie Goodman parody singer (Flying Saucer)
1934 Jan Helge Guttorm Bark composer
1934 John Roch high court judge
1935 Dudley Moore London England, actor (10, Arthur, Bedazzled, 6 Weeks)
1936 Csaba Szabo composer
1936 Ruby Johnson US singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away)
1936 Wilfried Martens premier (Belgium, 1979-81, 1981-92)
1937 Elinor Donahue Tacoma WA, actress (Betty Anderson-Father Knows Best, Gladys Peterson-Get a Life)
1938 Jonathan Tunick composer
1939 Ellen Weston New York NY, actress (Betty-SWAT)
1939 E Clay Shaw Jr (Representative-Republican-FL, 1981- )
1939 Michael John Macaulay cricketer (Transvaal, Western Province, Orange Free State, North Eastern Transvaal, Eastern Province & South Africa)
1940 Algy Cluff CEO (Spectator, Cluff Resources)
1941 Alan Price Fatfield Durham England, rock keyboardist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1941 Michel Roux chef de cuisine
1943 Mike Kelly rocker (Duprees)
1944 Mark "Flo" Volman rocker (Flo & Eddie, Turtles-Eleanor)/DJ (WKRK)
1944 Bernard Worrell US keyboardist (Funkadelic-Cosmic Slop)
1944 Margo MacDonald Scottish national broadcaster
1945 Nuria Ortiz México, skeet shooter (Olympics-13th-1968)
1946 Leon Wessels South Africa lawyer/underminister of Law & Order
1946 Tim Curry Cheshire England, actor (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
1946 Viktor Viktorovich Zabolotsky Russia, cosmonaut (BST-02)
1947 Frits Castricum journalist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
1947 Murray Perahia New York NY, pianist (Avery Fischer Prize-1975, Grammy 1988)
1947 Wilf Stevenson director (British Film Institute)
1949 Myra McCulloch teacher academic/administrator
1949 Paloma Picasso [Gilot] Paris France, artist/jewelry designer/actress (Immoral Tales)
1950 Jeff Hammond cricketer (Australian fast bowler on 1973 West Indies tour)
1950 Marc Demeyer Belgian bicyclist (Paris-Brussel '74)
1952 Adny Shernoff rocker
1953 Sara Simeoni Italy, high jumper (Olympics-gold-1980)
1954 Trevor Francis British soccer manager
1956 Lori West Denver CO, LPGA golfer (1994 State Farm-5th)
1956 Sue Barker England, tennis star
1957 [Boaz] Boo Watson keyboardist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1957 Belinda Lipscomb vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1957 Rod Morgenstein rocker (Winger)
1960 Frank Viola Hempstead NY, pitcher (Minnesota Twins, New York Mets/Cy Young-1988)
1961 Richard Phelps British pentathlete
1962 Al Unser Jr Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
1962 Christa Teno Tecumseh Ontario Canada, LPGA golfer (1989 Mitsubishi-44th)
1964 Harris Barton NFL tackle (San Francisco 49ers)
1964 Scott Kamienicki pitcher (New York Yankees)
1965 Melita Rühn Romania, horse vaulter (Olympics-bronze-1980)
1966 Paul Reiffel cricketer (Victorian & Australian pace bowler)
1966 Randolph Keys NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
1968 Ashley Taylor Judd [Ciminella] Granada Hills CA, actress (Kuffs, Sisters)
1968 Brent Mayne Loma Linda CA, catcher (New York Mets)
1968 Keith McCants NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
1968 Roger Reinson CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
1968 Thomas Nock Zurich Switzerland, actor (Tartort, Gemini-Twin Stars)
1969 Carlos Reyes Miami FL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1969 Danelle Marie Folta Hammond IN, playmate (April 1995)
1969 James Westphal Oak Park IL, 10k runner
1970 Luis Miguel Vera Cruz México, Spanish singer
1970 Michael Barrow NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Carolina Panthers)
1970 Rick Hamilton WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
1971 Otis Scott Gainesville FL, 400 meter/800 meter runner
1972 Eric Jack NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
1972 Jeff Wilkins NFL kicker (San Francisco 49ers)
1974 Ante Moric Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1975 Jason Gillespie cricketer (SA fast bowler, Australia 1996)
1975 Nazarena Almada Miss Argentina-Universe (1997)
1975 Temoc Suarez Greenwood SC, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)
1976 Vanessa Guzman Miss México-Universe (1996)
1978 Adrienne Parker Miss Tennessee Teen-USA (1996)
1978 Whitney Metzler 400 meter medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96)
1979 Challen Sievers Downers Grove IL, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
1979 Mariah Billado Miss Vermont Teen-USA (1997)


Deaths which occurred on April 19th:
0843 Judith French empress/2nd wife of Louis de Vrome, dies
1044 Gothelo duke of Netherlands-Lotharingen, dies
1054 Leo IX [Bruno von Egesheim und Dagsburg] Pope (1049-54), dies at 51
1390 Robert II King of Scotland, dies
1529 John Cuspinianus [Spiessheimer] German physician, dies at about 55
1560 Philipp Melanchton [Schwazerd] church reformer, dies at 63
1567 Michael Stifel German theologist/mathematician, dies at about 79
1588 Paolo Veronese [Cagliari] painter, dies
1608 Earl of Dorset poet/statesman, dies
1645 Anton van Diemen Governor-General (Netherlands East Indies), dies at about 51
1645 William Smith composer, dies at 42
1658 Robert Rich 2nd earl of Warwick English Lord High Admiral, dies at 70
1689 Christina Queen of Sweden (1644-54), dies
1706 Galenus Abrahamsz de Haen Dutch baptist leader, dies
1739 Nicholas Saunderson mathematician, dies
1768 Filippo della Valle Italian sculptor, dies at about 70
1770 Esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard composer, dies at 74
1772 Johann Peter Kellner composer, dies at 66
1773 Florian Johann Deller composer, dies at 43
1776 Jacob Israel Emden [Jacob ben Tswi] German rabbi, dies at 78
1791 Richard Price nonconformist minister/writer (Alabi's World), dies
1799 Pieter Hellendaal violinist/organist/composer (Glees), dies at 78
1813 Benjamin Rush physician/abolotionist (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 67
1824 [George Gorden Noel] "Lord" Byron poet, dies at 36
1852 Vasili A Zjukovski Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus), dies at 69
1862 Simon Fraser Canadian explorer, dies
1862 Louis Powell Harvey US Governor of Wisconsin, drowns
1867 Robert Smirke British architect, dies
1870 Andreas Schelfhout painter/etcher/lithographer, dies at 83
1870 Camille Marie Stamaty composer, dies at 59
1870 William Henry Havergal composer, dies at 77
1874 Owen Jones architect, dies
1876 Samuel Sebastian Wesley composer, dies at 65
1881 Benjamin Disraeli 1st Earl (Beaconsfield)/novelist, dies
1881 Michel Abeloos Flemish sculptor, dies at 53
1882 Charles Robert Darwin evolutionist (Origin of Species), dies
1889 Warren De La Rue astronomer/chemist, dies
1893 John Addington Symonds critic/poet, dies
1895 George Scharf critic, dies
1895 Victor J van Hinsbergh South Netherlands engraver (PTT-stempels), dies at 70
1900 Ivan K Aïvazovski Russian painter (harbor scenes), dies at 82
1906 Pierre Curie French physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903), dies
1914 Charles Pierce philosopher/scientist, dies
1923 Thomas Paine Westendorf composer, dies at 75
1926 Squire Bancroft [Butterfield] actor/manager (Haymarket), dies at 84
1932 Wladyslaw Rzepko composer, dies at 77
1937 William M Conway English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen), dies at 81
1938 Henry John Newbolt poet/author (Studies Green & Gray), dies at 75
1938 Marie-Clémentine "Suzanne" Valadon French acrobat/model, dies at 72
1941 Johanna Muller-Hermann composer, dies at 63
1943 Alexander Schmorell German resistance fighter, beheaded
1943 Gustave Doret composer, dies at 76
1943 Kurt Huber German resistance fighter, beheaded
1943 Willy Graf German resistance fighter, beheaded
1944 Tommy Hitchcock polo player (Westchester Cup 1924, 27), dies at 44
1945 J P Heyboer resistance fighter, executed
1950 Tyrwhitt-Wilson 14th baron Berners/composer, dies at 66
1954 Joe Laurie Jr comedian (Can You Top This?), dies at 61
1956 Ernst R Curtius German literature historian, dies at 70
1956 Léon N H Jungschlaeger head military intelligence Netherlands-Indies, dies at 52
1956 Lionel K P "Buster" Crabb British diver (WWII), dies at 47
1957 Charles Funk Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls), dies at 76
1957 Johan W Albarda 1st Dutch SDAP minister (1939-45), dies at 79
1964 Cyril Merry cricketer (West Indies batsman in 2 Tests 1933), dies
1965 George Davis actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), dies at 75
1966 Väinö A Tanner Finnish premier (1926-27)/minister, dies at 85
1967 Conrad Adenauer West Germany chancellor (1949-63), dies at 91
1968 Tommy Bridges US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 61
1969 Casper Höweler music critic, dies at 71
1972 Adolf Bach German philologist/sociologist, dies at 82
1978 Emile de Strijker Belgian philosopher, dies at 70
1980 Alfred [Joseph] Hitchcock dies in Los Angeles CA from renal failure at 80
1980 Ethel Wilson actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
1980 Tony Beckley actor (Assault, When a Stranger Calls), dies at 51
1981 Ernst Levy composer, dies at 85
1983 Lorene Scott actress (Faraway Hill), dies at 74
1983 Jerzy Andrzejewski writer (Ashes & Diamonds), dies at 73
1986 Alvin Childress actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 78
1986 Dag Ivar Wiren composer, dies at 80
1987 Maxwell D Taylor US commander 101st airborne (WWII), dies at 85
1987 Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum Actor (Mr Green Jeans), dies at 77
1989 Daphne Du Maurier English writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies at 82
1990 Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 52
1992 Alice Mary Riley entertainer, dies of cancer at 51
1992 Frankie [Francis Alex] Howerd actor (Mr Mustard-Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Carry on Doctor, Up the Front, That Was the Week That Was), dies from a heart attack at 70
1992 Pat Thompson actress (Strictly Ballroom), dies at 51
1992 Robert F Clayton drummer (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
1992 Robert Paul Haynes bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
1993 David Koresh [Vernon Howell] cult leader (Davidians), suicide
1993 George Mickelson Governor of South Dakota, & 7 others, die in a plane crash
1994 Frederick Ferrari crazy Gang Member, dies at 81
1994 Larry Davis blues Singer/Guitarist, dies at 57
1994 Louis Simmonds bookseller, dies at 87
1994 Michael Carreras film Director, dies at 67
1994 Michel van Rooy Dutch actor (Doctor Vlimmen, The Attack), dies at 43
1995 "King" Herbert Whitaker tenor sax, dies at 66
1995 Igor Hajek translator/writer, dies at 64
1995 J[oseph] Peter Grace CEO (W R Grace), dies at 82
1995 Kenneth Burslam Gardner librarian/Orientalist, dies at 70
1996 Bernard Edwards bass player, dies at 44
1996 Norman Oldfield cricketer (scored 99 runs in Test for England), dies
1996 Peg Ridge peace campaigner, dies at 72

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