25th April, on this day

1185 Sea battle at Dan-no-ura Minamoto Yoritomo beats Taira-family
1449 Anti-pope Felix V resigns
1507 Geographer Martin Waldseemuller 1st used name America
1541 Liege flooded after heavy down pour
1604 Count Maurits' army lands at Cadzand
1607 Battle at Gibraltar Dutch fleet beats Spanish/Portuguese fleet
1614 Amsterdam Bank of Loan forms
1626 Battle at the Dessauer bridge Monarch Albrecht von Wallenstein beats Earl of Mansfeld
1660 London Convention Parliament meets and votes to restore Charles II
1678 French troops conquer Ypres
1684 Patent granted for the thimble
1707 Battle of Almansa-Franco-Spanish forces defeat Anglo-Portuguese
1719 Daniel Defoes publishes "Robinson Crusoe"
1792 The guillotine, Dr Guillotin's improved device for beheading people, is first used in Paris to remove the head of a convicted highwayman
1792 "La Marseillaise" (French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
1829 Charles Fremantle arrives in the HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.
1846 Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.
1847 The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness.
1849 The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.

1850 Paul Julius Reuter, use 40 pigeons to carry stock market prices
1859 Work begins on building the 100-mile long Suez Canal
1861 7th New York arrives to reinforce Washington DC
1861 Battle of Lavaca, TX
1862 Admiral Farragut occupies New Orleans, LA
1862 Battle of New Orleans LA - US Admiral Farragut occupies New Orleans
1864 Battle of Marks' Mill, AR (Camden Expedition)
1867 Tokyo is opened for foreign trade
1881 250,000 Germans petition to bar foreign Jews from entering Germany
1881 French troops occupy Algeria and Tunisia
1886 Sigmund Freud opens practice at Rathausstrasse 7, Vienna
1898 US declares war on Spain over Cuba
1901 New York becomes 1st state requiring auto license plates ($1 fee)
1905 Whites win right to vote in South Africa
1915 Australian, New Zealand, British and French forces begin landing on the Gallipoli Peninsular to attack Turkish positions. 78,000 ANZAC troops land at Gallipoli
1916 Easter Rebellion: The United Kingdom declares martial law in Ireland.
1916 Anzac Day commemorated for the first time, on the first anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove.
1925 Paul von Hindenburg elected 2nd President of Germany (Adolf Hitler is 3rd)
1926 Persian cossack officer Reza Chan crowns himself Shah Palawi
1926 In Milan, composer Arturo Toscanini conducts the first performance of Puccini's final opera Turandot
1927 Spain routes 20,000 soldiers to Morocco (uprising Rifkabylen)
1928 Buddy, a German Shepherd, becomes 1st guide dog for the blind
1933 US and Canada drop Gold Standard
1941 Operation Merkur Hitler orders conquest of Kreta
1942 Luftwaffe bombs Bath
1943 The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket was instituted.
1945 46 countries convene United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco CA
1945 Clandestine Radio 1212, used to hoax Nazi Germany's final transmission
1945 Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany
1945 US and Soviet forces meet at Torgau Germany on Elbe River
1945 Allied air raid on Surabaja Java
1945 British troops reach Grebbe line Netherlands
1945 Elbe Day: United States and Russian troops meet in Torgau along the River Elbe, cutting the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany in two, a milestone in the approaching end of World War II in Europe.
1945 The U.S. Army blows the swastika from the top of the Zeppelintribüne.
1945 Nazi occupation army leaves Northern Italy after a general partisan insurrection by the Italian resistance movement. This day is taken as symbol of Liberation of Italy.
1945 Fifty nations gather in San Francisco, California to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations.
1946 "Exposition Flyer" rammed at Napierville IL, killing 48
1950 Ambon proclaims RMS (Republik Maluku Selatan)
1953 Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid describing the double helix structure of DNA.
1954 Bell labs announces 1st solar battery (New York NY)
1954 British raid Nairobi Kenya (25,000 Mau Mau suspects are arrested)
1954 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1956 Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" goes to number 1
1956 Noël Coward's musical "South Sea Bubble", premieres in London
1957 1st experimental sodium nuclear reactor operated
1957 Ibrahim Hashim forms Jordanian government
1959 St Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic, Great Lakes opens to shipping
1960 1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed (Triton)
1961 Mercury/Atlas rocket lifted off with an electronic mannequin
1961 Robert Noyce patents integrated circuit
1961 France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
1961 Premier Moïse Tsjombe of Katanga arrested in Congo
1962 US Ranger spacecraft crash lands on the Moon
1962 US resumes above ground nuclear testing, at Christmas Island
1966 Drunk driver kills 10 children in Asse, Belgium
1966 Tashkent city was destroyed by a huge earthquake.
1967 Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland
1967 Abortion legalized in Colorado
1969 BBC Radio serial Mrs Dale's Diary ends after 21 years and more than 5,400 episodes. Her final words are: "I'm rather worried about Jim...."
1970 Freda Payne releases "Band of Gold"
1971 US canal rights in Nicaragua and rights to Corn Islands expire
1971 About 200,000 anti-Vietnam War protesters march on Washington DC
1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk, USSR
1972 Nguyen Hue Offensive – The North Vietnamese 320th Division forces 5,000 South Vietnamese troops to retreat and traps about 2,500 others northwest of Kontum.
1973 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 Chancellor Willy Brandt Secretary Günther Guillaume found to be a spy
1974 Marcello Caetano overthrown in Portugal; he is exiled to Madeira and later to Brazil (Carnation revolution)
1975 As North Vietnamese forces close in on the South Vietnamese capital Saigon, the Australian Embassy is closed and evacuated, almost ten years to the day since the first Australian troop commitment to South Vietnam.
1975 1st Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao
1975 Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins 1st free election in Portugal
1975 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1975 West German embassy blown-up in Stockholm, Sweden on fire
1976 Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country
1976 Portugal adopts constitution 23-9
1977 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 Peace treaty between Israel and Egypt goes into effect
1980 Announcement of Jimmy Carter hostage rescue bungle in Iran
1980 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan.
1982 British Royal Marines recapture South Georgia in the Falkland Islands from the Argentinians
1982 In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawal
1982 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1983 Yuri Andropov invites US schoolgirl Samantha Smith to USSR
1983 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1983 In Germany, the magazine Stern publishes extracts from what its claims to be the diaries of Adolf Hitler. Extracts are also published in English newspaper, the Sunday Times. The diaries are later discovered to have been fakes
1983 Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto's orbit.
1984 Rock group "Wings" disbands
1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 West German Parliament ruled it illegal to deny the holocaust
1986 ETA bomb attacks Madrid killing 5
1986 Mswati III was crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II.
1988 John Demjanjuk (Ivan the Terrible), sentenced to death in Jerusalem
1990 Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery
1990 Violeta Barrios de Chamorro begins a 6 year term as Nicaragua's President
1991 Designer Mary McFadden (52) announces divorce of Kohie Yohannan (23)
1993 Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader
1994 Bomb attack on taxi stand in Johannesburg, 10 killed
1994 Fishing boat with school children capsize at Lanaka Syria, 46 killed
1994 King Azlan Shah of Malaysia resigns
1994 Mexican businessman and billionaire Angel Losada kidnapped
1994 Tsutomu Hata elected premier of Japan
2005 The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937.
2005 Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties gaining entrance into the European Union.
2005 107 die in Amagasaki rail crash in Japan.
2007 Boris Yeltsin's funeral - the first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.  

25th April 2006

Bomb targets Sri Lanka army chief

Hunt for clues after Egypt blasts

Nepalis celebrate protest victory

25th April 2007

Yeltsin is laid to rest in Moscow

UN criticises Iraq human rights

Dow Jones powers past 13,000 mark

25th April 2008

Many dead in Sri Lanka bus blast

Militias 'recruit child bombers'

UN probes US Syria reactor claim

25th April 2009

Mexico flu 'a potential pandemic'

Duicide attack in Kandahar

Zuma vows to unite South Africa

25th April 2010

Sudan fighting 'leaves 55 dead'

Mississippi tornado leaves 10 dead

'Mass illness' hits Afghan schoolgirls

Birthdates which occurred on 25th April :

1214 Louis IX king of France (1226-70)
1228 Koenraad IV Roman Catholic German king (1237-54)
1284 Edward II king of England (1307-27)
1567 Aurelio Signoretti composer
1599 Oliver Cromwell Puritan lord protector of England (1653-58)
1608 Jean duke of Orléans brother of French King Louis XIII/General
1614 Hieronymus van Beverningk chief Dutch treasurer/maecenas
1614 Marc'Antonio Pasqualini composer
1666 Johann Heinrich Buttstett composer
1677 Guillaume Coustou Sr French sculptor (Chevaux the Marly)
1690 Gottlieb Theophil Muffat composer
1710 James Ferguson astronomer
1723 Giovanni Marco Rutini composer
1730 Fedele Fenaroli composer
1769 Mark Isambard Brunel engineer/inventor
1792 John Keble Anglican priest/founder (Oxford Movement)
1818 Marek Konrad Sokolowski composer
1824 Gustave-Rodolphe-Clarence Boulanger painter
1825 Charles Ferdinand Dowd US, standardized time zones
1837 William Charles Levey composer
1840 James Dearing Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1865
1841 Pauline Lucca soprano
1842 Antonio Fogazzarro Italian writer/poet (Il santo/Leila)
1849 Felix Klein German mathematician (Evanston Colloquium)
1862 Edward Grey English viscount of Fallodon/minister of Foreign affairs
1867 Jean Demoor Belgian physician/physiologist
1869 Karl Prohaska composer
1871 Sara Amsel Indonesian/Dutch actress
1872 Charles Burgess Fry cricketer/world record long jumper
1873 Walter De la Mare English poet/anthologist (Behold the Dreamer)
1874 Guglielmo Marconi Bologna Italy, inventor (radio/Nobel 1909)
1876 Ruben Marcos Campos composer
1881 Hans Windisch German new testament expert
1883 Elsa Maxwell Keokuk IA, writer (Jack Paar Show)
1889 Charles Kellaway cricketer (great Australian all-rounder of 1920's)
1895 Stanley Rous British soccer official
1897 Haro Levoni Step'anyan composer
1897 VAA Mary English princess
19-- Pamela Brull Monterey Park CA, actress (Princess Maya-Secret Empire)
1900 Lord [Hubert Miles] Gladwyn [Jebb] MP (Liberal)
1900 Wolfgang Ernst Pauli Austria, physicist (Pauli inhibition/Nobel 1945)
1901 Ernst Gernot Klussmann composer
1903 Camilla Horn actress (Rebus, Vertigine, Polterabend, Matinee Idol)
1903 Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen composer
1905 Hugh Willatt solicitor/public servant
1905 Walter Hassan engineer
1906 Sally Salminen writer
1906 William J Brennan Jr Newark NJ, 92nd Supreme Court judge (1956-90)
1906 Zoltan Gardonyi composer
1907 Paula Trueman New York NY, actress (Gran-Billy)
1907 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy composer
1908 Edward R Murrow Pole Creek NC, newscaster (Person to Person)
1909 Jaroslav Doubrava composer
1912 Gladys L Presley mother of Elvis
1913 Earl Bostic Tulsa OK, alto sax player (Flamingo, Temptation)
1913 Russ Conway Brandon Manitoba, actor (Richard Diamond Private Eye)
1914 Claude Mauriac writer
1914 Marcos Perez Jimenez President/dictator Venezuela
1915 A J A Quintus Bosz Indonesian/Suriname lawyer
1915 William Goyen writer
1918 Astrid Varnay Stockholm Sweden, soprano (Metropolitan Opera 1941-56)
1918 [Ibolyka] Astridm Varnay Hungarian/US singer (Walküre)
1918 Ella Fitzgerald Newport News VA, jazz singer (The First Lady of Song, Is it live or Memorex, A-Tisket A-Tasket)
1919 Heinz Wunderlich composer
1920 Jean Carmet actor (Cache Cash, Miss Mona, Night Magic)
1920 Marre reformer of the bar
1921 Jean Mogin Belgian poet
1921 Karel Appel painter (Vragende Children)
1923 Albert King Indianola MS, blues singer/guitarist (Bad Look Blues)
1923 Anita Bjorak actress (Miss Julie, Loving Couples, Night People)
1923 Melissa Hayden Toronto Ontario Canada, ballerina (1961 Silver Bowl)
1923 Aafje J R Bouber [Blom] actress (Traveller Without Baggage)
1923 Francis Graham-Smith British astronomer
1924 Erzsebet Szonyi composer
1924 Franco Mannino composer
1925 Flannery O'Connor short story writer (or 03/25)
1925 Anthony Christopher British trade unionist
1926 Paul Walter Furst composer
1927 Ernst Widmer composer
1929 José Angel Valente Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza)
1929 Yvette Corlett athlete
1929 Yvette Williams New Zealand, long jumper (Olympics-gold-52)
1930 Dotty Mack Cincinatti OH, actress (Paul Dixon Show)
1930 Lynn Hamilton Yazoo City MS, actress (Alice Morgan-Port Charles, Donna-Sanford & Son)
1930 Paul Mazursky Brooklyn NY, writer/director (Moscow on the Hudson)
1930 Roy Marshall cricket opener (prolific Hampshire only 4 Tests for West Indies)
1931 David Shepherd painter
1932 Lia Manoliu Romania, discus thrower (Olympics-gold-1968)
1932 Meadowlark [George] Lemon basketball star (Harlem Globetrotter)
1932 William Roache England, actor (Ken Barlow-Coronation Street)
1933 Helen Paling British circuit judge
1933 Jerry Leiber songwriter (Leiber & Stoller)
1934 Denny "Scott" Miller Bloomington IN, actor (Wagon Train)
1934 David de Peyer cancer research campaigner
1937 Bo Brundin Stockholm Sweden, actress (Rhinemann Exchange)
1937 Thomas Faber publisher
1939 Richard Earl of Lichfield English photographer
1939 Veronica Sutherland British diplomat
1940 Al Pacino New York NY, actor (And Justice For All, Godfather, Scorpio)
1940 Marian Norrie
1940 O B McClinton [Burnett] Senatobia MS, country singer (Keep your arms around me)
1941 Bertrand Tavernier actor (Captain Conan, L627, Daddy Nostalgie)
1941 Chris Augustine rocker (Every Mother's Son)
1941 Lawrence J Smith (Representative-Democrat-FL, 1983- )
1942 John Martin Dalby composer
1942 Jon Kyl (Representative-Republican-AZ)
1944 John Bryant editor (Europeans)
1945 Björn Ulvaeus Gothenburg Sweden, guitarist/songwriter (ABBA-Waterloo, Dancing Queen)
1945 Stu Cook Oakland CA, rock bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)
1945 Walt Wesley NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers)
1945 Michael Kogel rocker
1946 Talia [Rose Coppola] Shire Jamaica NY, actress (Adrian-Rocky, Constanzia Corleone-Godfather)
1946 Digby Fairweather jazz trumpeter
1946 Peter Sutherland CEO (Allied Irish Banks)
1946 Ronnie Gilbert rocker (Lifeline, Harp)
1946 Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky Russian ultra nationalist/anti semite
1947 Bill Fontana composer
1947 Jeffrey DeMunn Buffalo NY, actor (Blaze, Frances, Windy City)
1947 Johan Cruyff Dutch soccer player/coach (Ajax/Barcelona)
1948 Mike Selvey cricketer (England pace bowler of late 70's)
1949 Michael Brown New York NY, keyboardist/songwriter (The Left Banke-Walk Away Renee)
1950 Steve Ferrone Brighton England, drummer (Average White Band)
1951 Ian McCartney MP
1951 Linda Stone pharmacist
1952 Cory Day Bronx NY, rock vocalist
1952 Vladislav Tretiak USSR hockey player (Olympics-gold-1972, 76)
1953 Gary Cosier cricketer (Australian batsman 1975-78, 109 on debut vs West Indies)
1954 Rob Crosby Sumter SC, country singer (She's a Natural)
1955 Buster Mottram tennis player
1955 Joanne Abbott Sarnia Ontario Canada, yachter (Olympics-96)
1955 John Nunn British chess player
1957 Eric "The Crafty Cockney" Bristow London England, dart thrower (5 World Masters titles)
1958 Fish [Derek William Dick] Edinburgh Scotland, rock vocalist (Marillion-Real to Reel)
1958 Chris Johnson Arcata CA, LPGA golfer (1990 Atlantic City Classic)
1958 Flab rocker
1959 Billy Rankin Glasgow, Scotland, rocker
1959 Tony Phillips Atlanta GA, baseballoutfielder Chicago White Sox
1964 Andy Bell rocker (Erasure-Oh L'Amour)
1964 Jackie Campbell Los Angeles CA, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-5th-1993)
1964 Jamie Siddons cricketer (Victorian & SA batsman ODI for Australia 1988)
1965 Denis Perez hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
1965 Mark Bryant NBA forward/center (Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets)
1966 Darren Holmes Asheville NC, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
1966 Isabelle Pasco France, actress (Ave Maria)/model (Elle, Vogue)
1967 Angel Martino Americus GA, 50 meter/100 meter freestyle (Olympics-gold/2 bronze-92, 96)
1969 Darren Woodson NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
1969 Gavin Bruk-Jackson cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1993)
1969 Jon Olsen US, 100 meter freestyle/400 meter/800 meter medley (Olympics-gold-1992, 96)
1969 Marisa Pedulla Bellefonte PA, half-lightweight judoka (Olympics-96)
1969 Nir Shental Israel, Men's 470 yachter (Olympics-15th-1996)
1969 Sanjeeva Ranatunga cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman 1994- )
1969 Travis Fryman Lexington KY, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
1970 Corwin Brown NFL safety (New York Jets, New England Patriots)
1970 Steve Tovar NFL linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1971 Andrew Grigg CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1971 Brad Clontz Stuart VA, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
1971 Eric England NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
1971 Joël Bourgeois Moncton New Brunswick, 3000 meter Steeplechase (Olympics-96)
1971 Michelle Harris Newark DE, Miss Delaware-America (1996)
1971 Pam Schaffrath Chicago IL, female catcher (Colorado Silver Bullets)
1972 Percell Gaskins linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
1973 Alek Stojanov Windsor, NHL right wing (Pittsburgh Penguins)
1973 Barbara Rittner Krefeld German Federal Republic, tennis star (1992 Schenectady)
1973 Paige Gordon North Vancouver British Columbia Canada, diver (Olympics-16-92, 96)
1973 Wes Martin Calgary Alta, golfer (1990 Alberta Jr Masters-2nd)
1974 Brad Hassell Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1974 Libor Prochazka hockey defenseman (Team Czechoslovakia Olympics-gold-1998)
1974 Tricia Dunn ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics-98)
1974 Twan Russell linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1975 Ruben Gomez rocker (Menudo-Cannonball)
1975 Jacque Jones San Diego CA, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976 Tim Duncan NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
1977 Jonathan Angel San Francisco CA, actor (Tommy Delucca-Saved By The Bell)
1977 Marguerite Moreau actress (Connie-Mighty Ducks, D2, D3)
1985 Jonathan Halyalkar Ramsey NJ, actor (Billy-Who's the Boss)


Deaths which occurred on April 25th:
0974 Ratherius of Verona/Liege bishop/abbot, dies at about 84
1295 Sancho IV the Brave, scholar/king of Castile/León, dies
1342 Benedict XII [Jacques Fournier] Pope (1334-42), dies
1472 Leon Battista degli Alberti scupltor/musician (Dinner Pieces), dies
1482 Margaret of Anjou Queen (Henry VI), dies
1566 Diane de Poitiers lover of French King Henry II, dies
1595 Torquato Tasso Italian poet/playwright, dies at 51
1607 Don Juan Alvarez Spanish Admiral (Gibraltar), dies in battle
1607 Jacob van Heemskerck Dutch Admiral (Nova Zambia), dies in battle
1635 Alessandro Tassoni Italian political writer (Rape of Bucket), dies at 69
1647 Matthias Gallas Austrian earl of Campo/duke of Lucerna, dies at 62
1663 Heinrich Pape composer, dies at 53
1690 David Teniers the Younger Flemish painter (Pictorium), dies at 79
1728 John Woodward geologist/physician, dies
1744 Anders Celsius Swedish astronomer (Centegrade Thermometer), dies at 42
1792 Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann composer, dies at 54
1792 Nicolas J Pelletier Frenchman, first to be guillotined
1800 William Cowper English lawyer/poet (Olney Hymns), dies at 68
1808 Alois Luigi Tomasini composer, dies at 66
1813 Louis-Sébastien Mercier French poet (Le Déserteur), dies at 73
1822 Frederick "William" Herschel German/British astronomer, dies at 83
1828 John Goldberg Dutch patriot/statesman, dies at 64
1840 Siméon-Denis Poisson French mathematician (Poisson verdeling), dies
1845 Thomas Duncan painter, dies
1853 William Beaumont physiologist, dies
1862 Charles Ferguson Smith US Union General-Major, dies of infection at 55
1873 Walter de la Mare English poet/author (Behold the Dreamer), dies at 43
1882 Johann CF Zöllner German astronomer (astro photography), dies
1905 Jacob Olie Dutch photographer, dies at about 70
1906 John Knowles Paine US composer, dies at 67
1915 Nicola d' Arienzo composer, dies at 72
1925 George Stephanescu composer, dies at 81
1926 Ellen K S Key Swedish author/feminist (Century of the Child), dies at 76
1928 Pjotr N Wrangel Russian baron General, dies at 49
1931 A J Y [Bert] Hopkins cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 509 runs), dies
1937 Clem Sohn air show performer dies at 26 when his chute fails to open
1942 Paul Kornfeld writer, dies at 52
1943 Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko playwright/director, dies
1946 Albert Knight cricketer (3 Tests for England on 1903-04 tour), dies
1946 Joseph Vine cricketer (batted in two Tests England vs Australia 1911-12), dies
1951 Jerzy Fitelberg composer, dies at 47
1954 Joseph Hergesheimer novelist (Java Head), dies
1955 Constance Collier actress (Perils of Pauline), dies at 77
1955 Paulus B Barth Swiss painter/lithographer, dies at 73
1960 Hope Emerson actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn), dies at 62
1960 Amanullah emir/king of Afhanistan (1919-28), dies at 67
1960 Ilmari Henrik Reinhold Krohn composer, dies at 92
1961 Hans F Blunck writer, dies
1966 Maurice Roelants Belgian author (Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70
1969 Margarita Xirgu actress (Bloody Wedding), dies at 80
1970 Anita Louise actress (Gorilla, Anthony Adverse), dies at about 55
1971 Max Drischner composer, dies at 80
1972 George Sanders actor (Mr Freeze-Batman, Ivanhoe), dies at 65
1976 Carol Reed director (Agony & Ecstasy), dies
1976 Margaret Bannerman actress (Great Defender), dies at 79
1981 Dixie a mouse who lived 6½ years, dies
1982 Don Wilson TV announcer (Jack Benny Show), dies at 81
1982 Celia Johnson actress (Brief Encounter, Happy Breed), dies at 73
1982 John Cody US cardinal/archbishop of Chicago (1965-82), dies at 74
1982 Paul de Vree Flemish writer/essayist (Round Table), dies
1982 William R Burnett US, writer (Asphalt Jungle), dies at 82
1984 Richard Benedict actor (Okinawa), dies of a heart attack at 64
1985 Murray Matheson actor (Felix-Banacek), dies at 72
1985 Richard Haydn British actor (Mutiny on the Bounty), dies at 80
1988 Boris Kremenliev composer, dies at 76
1988 Carolyn Franklin singer/songwriter/son of Aretha, dies at 43
1988 Clifford D[onald] Simak sci-fi author (Hugo, Way Station), dies at 83
1989 George Coulouris actor (Papillon, Runaway Bus), dies at 85
1990 Dexter Gordon jazz saxophonist, dies in Philadelphia of kidney failure at 67
1991 Frank Hamilton actor (Subterraneans), dies at 66
1991 Theo Laseroms [Tank] Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), dies
1992 Brian Macleod Canadian musician, dies of cancer at 39
1992 Dany [Daniël S] Tuijnman Dutch minister of traffic & water, dies at 77
1992 Panos Christi entertainer, dies of AIDS at 54
1992 Yutaka Ozaki Japanese rock artist, dies at 26 of pulmonary edema
1993 Rosita Moreno actress (Walls of Gold), dies of heart attack at 85
1994 David Langton British actor (Upstairs Downstairs), dies at 82
1994 George Gennimatas Greek minister of National Economy, dies at 55
1994 Talaat Yassin Hamman militant Moslem leader, shot dead at 32
1995 Art Fleming game show host (Jeopardy), dies at 74
1995 Francis Henry Smith librarian, dies at 85
1995 Ginger Rogers actress/dancer (Top Hat, Stage Door), dies at 83
1995 Joseph Heifitz film director, dies at 89
1996 John Eustace Theodore Brancker lawyer/parliamentarian, dies at 87
1996 John Lorne Campbell folklorist, dies at 90
1996 Saul Bass designer, dies at 74

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