5th April, on this day

2348 -BC- Noah's ark grounded, Mount Ararat (calculated date)
456 St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop.
823 Pope Peschalis I crowns Lotharius I, co-emperor of France
1058 Bishop John "Minchio", [domkop] elected as Pope Benedictus X
1242 -During a battle on the ice of Lake Peipus, Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, rebuff an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights.
1242 Battle on the More of Pskov, Estonia
1566 200 Brussel nobles offer Margaretha of Parma a petition
1585 Clemens Crabbeels becomes bishop of Hertogenbosch
1603 New English king James I departs Edinburgh for London
1614 2nd parliament of King James I begins session (no enactments)
1614 Indian princess Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe
1621 Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England
1648 Spanish troops/feudal barons strike down people's uprising in Naples
1654 The Treaty of Westminster, ending the First Anglo-Dutch War, is signed.
1722 Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island
1739 French emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty
1751 Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself king of Sweden
1753 British Museum forms (opens in 1759)
1762 British take Grenada, West Indies, from French
1768 1st US Chamber of Commerce forms (New York, NY)
1792 U.S. President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.
1804 The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil (High Possil Meteorite).
1806 Isaac Quintard patents apple cider
1812 British storm Badajoz fortress, held by French and Spanish
1814 In France, the abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte
1815 Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa, Java)
1861 Federals abandon Fort Quitman, TX
1862 Siege of Yorktown
1865 Battle at Amelia Springs/Jetersville VA (Appomattox Campaign)
1874 Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, was opened in Birkenhead.
1874 Johann Strauss Sr's opera "Die Fledermaus", premieres in Vienna
1879 Chile declared war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.
1881 Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty
1887 Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller
1894 11 strikers killed in riot at Connellsville PA
1895 Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices
1896 1st modern Olympic Games officially open in Athens
1897 The Greco-Turkish War, also called "Thirty Days' War", is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.
1900 Attempted assassination of Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails
1902 25 football fans are killed at Ibrox Park in Glasgow, Scotland when a stand collapses during a Scotland-England international match. At least another 200 are injured
1906 St Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland"
1908 British premier Henry Campbell-Bannerman resigns
1910 France bans kissing on trains
1915 French begin Woëvre-offensive
1916 French troops occupy Bois de Caillette
1919 Eamon de Valera becomes president of Dail Eireann
1919 Polish Army executes 35 young Jews
1923 Firestone Company puts their inflatable tires into production
1925 Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election
1929 Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact
1930 In an act of civil disobedience, Mohandas Gandhi breaks British law after marching to the sea and making salt.
1932 Alcohol prohibition in Finland ended. Alcohol sales started in Alko liquor stores.
1932 Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seized the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government.
1935 Croatian Farmers Party wins Yugoslavian election
1936 Tupelo MS virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die
1938 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa Poland
1939 Membership in Hitler Youth becomes obligatory
1942 Japanese Navy attacks Colombo in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Royal Navy Cruisers HMS Cornwall and HMS Dorsetshire are sunk southwest of the island.

1943 Poon Lim found after being adrift 133 days
1943 Allies bomb Mortsel
1944 270 inhabitants of the Greek town Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.
1944 140 Lancasters bomb airplane manufacturer in Toulouse
1945 Kuniaki Koiso resigns as PM of Japan; replaced by Kantaro Suzuki
1945 Yugoslav leader Josip "Tito" Broz signs an agreement with the USSR to allow "temporary entry of Soviet troops into Yugoslav territory."
1946 Soviet troops leave the island of Bornholm, Denmark after an 11 month occupation.
1949 60 year old St Anthony's Hospital burns, kills 77 (Effingham IL)
1950 Prague espionage trial against bishops and priests begins
1951 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death
1954 Elvis Presley records his debut single, "That's All Right"
1955 Winston Churchill resigns as British PM, Anthony Eden succeeds him
1956 Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the President of Cuba.
1956 In Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna won the general elections in a landslide and S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike sworn in as the Prime Minister.
1957 In India, Communists won the first elections in united Kerala and E. M. S. Namboodiripad is sworn in as the first chief minister.
1960 Hollywood epic Ben Hur wins a record 10 Oscars
1962 NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to an altitude of 54,600 meters
1962 St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians workers shake hands
1963 A phone hot-line is set up between the Kremlin in Moscow and The White House in Washington DC
1963 Beatles receive their 1st silver disc (Please Please Me)
1963 Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes chief of Western Samoa
1964 1st driverless trains run on the London Underground
1965 Lava Lamp Day celebrated
1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit
1968 US marine base Khe San Vietnam, appalled
1971 Mount Etna erupts in Sicily Italy
1971 Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole
1971 US Lieutenant Wiliam Calley (My Lai Massacre) sentenced to life
1971 In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
1972 North Vietnamese forces invade Binh Long Province, launching a second front of the Nguyen Hue Offensive.
1973 Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter
1974 Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories)
1974 Last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers and Rohan Kanhai
1975 Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely
1976 Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England
1976 In the People's Republic of China, the April Fifth Movement leads to the Tiananmen incident.
1976 Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen", premieres in London
1977 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 Pioneer 11 launched towards Jupiter
1979 Ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia
1982 Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falkland Islands war
1982 A British Task Force sets sail from Southampton to recapture the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic after the invasion by Argentina
1983 France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats
1983 First launch of NASA's Challenger spacecraft - the world's first re-usable spaceship
1986 Record for a throw-and-return boomerang toss is set (121 meters)
1986 2 US soldiers and Turkish woman killed in West Berlin discotheque bombing
1987 Fox TV network premieres showing Married With Children and Tracey Ullman
1989 David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo
1989 Solidarity granted legal status in Poland
1990 Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity
1991 Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan
1991 US begins air drops to Kurdish refugees in Northern Iraq
1991 Southeast Airlines Embracer 120 crashes in Georgia, killing 23
1992 Comedian Sam Kinison marries live-in girlfriend Malika Souiri
1992 Peru's President Alberto Fujimori suspend constitution and dissolved Congress
1992 Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon installed as president
1992 Several hundred-thousand abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C. United States.
1992 Siege of Sarajevo begins when Serb paramilitaries murder peace protesters Suada Dilberovic and Olga Sucic on the Vrbanja Bridge.
1993 The Child Support Act 1991, administered by the Child Support Agency, comes into effect in the United Kingdom.
1993 Republican Guard kills 64 in Chad
1996 John Bobbitt is put under house arrest in Las Vegas for 120 days
1996 Marlon Brando makes anti-semitic remarks about hollywood on Larry King
1997 Galileo, 3rd Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 7
1997 In Britain, the 150th running of the Grand National at Aintree, Liverpool is cancelled because of an IRA bomb scare
1998 In Japan, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge linking Shikoku with Honshu and costing about US$3.8 billion, opens to traffic, becoming the largest suspension bridge in the world.
1999 Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
2000 Leeds United football fans clash with Galatasaray SK fans resulting in the death of Christopher Loftus and Kevin Speight from multiple stab wounds
2063 Earth's 1st contact by extra-terrestrials (Vulcan); according to Star Trek

5th April 2006

Saddam Hussein dismisses evidence

'No foul play' in Milosevic death

US 'used Djibouti' in rendition

5th April 2007

'No deal done with Iran' - Blair

Anti-madrassa protest in Pakistan

US helicopter 'shot down' in Iraq

5th April 2008

Mugabe 'preparing for poll war'

Iraqi priest shot dead in Baghdad

France sets Olympics conditions

5th April 2009

Pakistan mosque blast 'kills 20'

North Korea space launch 'fails'

Ice bridge ruptures in Antarctic

5th April 2010

Suicide bomb kills 43 at rally

Attack on US consulate in Pakistan

Chinese miners rescued

Birthdates which occurred on 5th April :

1588 Thomas Hobbes England, philosopher (Leviathan)
1595 John Wilson composer
1598 Laurentius Erhard composer
1626 Jan van Kessel Flemish painter
1643 Charles V Leopold Duke of Lorraine/fieldmarshal in Austria
1649 Elihu Yale England, philanthropist founded Yale
1698 Georg Gottfried Wagner composer
1725 Giacomo Casanova Italian writer/philanderer/adventurer (uncertain)
1727 Pasquale Ankossi composer
1732 Jean-Honoré Fragonard France, painter
1752 Sébastien Erard piano/harp manufacturer
1784 Ludwig [Louis] Spohr Germany, violin virtuoso/composer (Faust)
1788 Franz Pforr German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund)
1795 Sir Henry Havelock British soldier (War in Afghánistán 1838-39)
1799 Vincenzo Fioravanti composer
1811 Jules Dupré landscape painter
1818 Lewis Baldwin Parsons Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)
1820 Nadar [Félix Tournachon] French painter/cartoonist/author/ballonist
1822 James Nagle Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1866
1824 Sydney Thompson Dobell poet (The Roman)
1825 David Rumph "Neighbor" Jones Major General (Confederate Army)
1827 Joseph Lister England, physician (founded aseptic surgery)
1828 Pietro Plantania composer
1830 Alexander Muir Lesmahagow Scotland, poet (The Maple Leaf Forever)
1832 Jules-François Camille Ferry French statesman
1837 Algernon Charles Swinburne England, poet (Atalanta in Calydon)
1838 Alpheus Hyatt US, invertebrate paleontologist
1839 Robert Smalls Beaufort SC, black congressman 1875-87 (Representative-SC)
1839 Stanislaw Pilinski composer
1845 Jules M Cambon French Governor-General of Algeria/ambassador
1853 Alfonso Randano composer
1854 Vicente Goicoechea Errasti composer
1856 Booker Taliaferro Washington pioneer educator (1st black on US stamp)
1857 Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg ruler of Bulgaria (1879-86)
1859 Wilhelm Harteveld composer
1862 Louis Ganne composer
1868 J F "Flooi" Du Toit cricketer (one Test South Africa 1892)
1869 Albert Roussel Tourcoing France, composer (Rapsodie Flamande)
1869 Karl Wagenfeld Low German writer (Daud un Düwel)
1871 Jeanne Bougeois [La Mistinguette], artist (French revue)
1876 Viktor Patrick Vretblad composer
1882 Don Blackie cricketer (Australian off-spinner in 1928-29 yes, age 46)
1885 Dimitrie Cuclin composer
1886 Jacques Handschin Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter)
1890 Fie Carelsen Dutch actress (Malle Gervallen)
1893 Clas Thunberg Finland, speed skater (Olympics-gold-1924, 28)
1893 Pál Szabó Hungarian farmer/author (Talpalatnyi Föld)
1899 William Hornby Steer barrister/judge
19-- Chao Li Chi actor (Falcon Crest)
19-- Cindy Weintraub New York NY, actress (Terry-Baker's Dozen)
19-- Shawn Stevens Morristown NJ, actor (Oliver Martin-Days of Our Lives)
19-- Willy Chirino Spanish singer
1900 Spencer Tracy Milwaukee WI, actor (Father's Little Dividend, Adam's Rib)
1901 Chester Bowles Massachusetts, ambassador/writer (Conscience of a Liberal)
1901 Melvyn Douglas [Hesselberg] Macon GA, actor (Hud, Ghost Story)
1901 Alexander Alexeieff Russian/French painter/graphic artist
1903 Thomas Baron Pitfield composer
1905 Bill Raisch one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive)
1905 Jef Maes composer
1906 Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock English agronomist
1907 J Zeldenrust Dutch pathologist/anatomist
1908 Bette Davis Lowell MA, famous eyes (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel)
1908 George Schick Prague Czechoslovakia, conductor (Chicago Symphony)
1908 Grady Sutton Chattanooga TN, actor (Pruitts of South Hampton)
1908 Herbert von Karajan Austria, Berlin Philharmonic conductor/Nazi
1908 Mary Hemingway writer (Ernest Hemmingway Biography)
1909 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli New York NY, film producer (James Bond)
1909 Gerald Bond cricketer (one Test South Africa vs England 1938, 0 & 0-16)
1911 Goddard Lieberson Hanley Staffordshire England, recording exec
1911 Gordon Jones Alden IA, actor (Mike the Cop-Abbott & Costello)
1912 John Le Mesurier Bedford England, actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army)
1913 Alan Cheales dominican priest
1914 Frederick Angus Armstrong journalist
1916 Gregory Peck La Jolla CA, actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur)
1916 Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn
1916 Bernard Baily comic artist
1917 Richard Yardumian Philadelphia PA, composer (Come Creator Spirit)
1917 Robert [Albert] Bloch US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho)
1919 Sir Douglas Henley British auditor-general
1920 Arthur Hailey Luton England, novelist (Hotel, Airport)
1920 Barend Biesheuvel Dutch premier (1971-73)
1921 Lady Fisher founder (British Women Caring Trust)
1921 Robert Q Lewis New York NY, TV host (Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show)
1921 Les Jackson cricket bowler (England twice, 1949 & 1961)
1922 Christopher Hewett Worthing Sussex England, actor (Mr Belvedere, The Producers)
1922 Gale Storm Bloomington TX, actress (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show)
1922 Tom Finney British soccer star
1922 Harry Freedman composer
1923 Nguyen Van Thieu president of South Vietnam (1965-75)
1923 Stanley Orme chairman (British Labour Party)
1923 Ernest Mandel Belgian philosopher/economist
1923 Michael V Gazzo Hillside NJ, actor (Cookie, Fear City)
1924 Mart Kempers Dutch graphic artist/sculptor
1925 Oldrich Flosman composer
1926 Roger Corman Detroit MI, producer/director (Little Shop of Horrors)
1926 Milton O Thompson astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15)
1927 John Gilbert MP
1928 Will Gaines jazz dancer
1928 David Farquhar Andress composer
1928 Michael Bryant London England, actor (Sakharov, Girly)
1928 Peter Moore Principal (London Business School)
1928 Tony Williams Elizabeth NJ, singer (Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights)
1929 Nigel Hawthorne actor (Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II)
1929 Hugo Claus Flemish writer/director (Cool Lover, Sugar)
1931 Denis Lawton director (London University Institute of Education)
1934 Frank Gorshin Pittsburgh PA, impressionist/actor (Riddler-Batman)
1934 Tina Maria Stone runner (1 year distance record of 15,472 miles)
1934 Stanley Turrentine jazz saxophonist (Wonderland)
1935 Donald Lynden-Bell British astronomer
1935 Peter Grant rock band manager
1936 John Albert professor (Master of University College Oxford)
1936 John White composer
1936 Michael Livesay British Admiral/president (RN College Greenwich)
1937 Colin Powell Bronx NY, General/advisor to President George Bush (Nat Security Affairs)/Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-93)/Secretary of State (2001- )
1937 Stuart May senior partner (Theodore Goddard)
1938 Colin Bland cricketer (South African bat Maybe the best cover field)
1938 Ronald Anthony White Jr singer
1939 David Winters London England, choreographer (Steve Allen Comedy Hour)
1939 Lonnie White vocalist (Smokey Robinson & Miracles-Shop Around)
1939 Andrew Buxton CEO (Barclays Bank)
1940 Aliza Kashi Israel, actress/singer (Merv Griffin regular)
1941 David LaFlamme New Britain CT, electric violinist (It's a Beautiful Day)
1941 Michael Moriarty Detroit MI, actor (Ben Stone-Law & Order, Bang the Drum Slowly, Q, Stuff)
1941 Dave Swarbrick rocker (Fairport Convention)
1941 Eric Burdon England, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1941 Roman Balayan Nerke Azerbaijan, director (Filer, Biryuk)
1942 Allan Clarke Salford Lancashire England, rock vocalist (Hollies-The Air That I Breathe)
1942 Arthur Barrett cricketer (West Indies leggie early 70's)
1943 Jonathan Lynn Bath England, actor (Danny-Doctor in the House)
1943 Max Gail Detroit MI, actor (Barney Miller, Whiz Kids, DC Cab, Normal People)
1944 Dave Holland heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
1944 Ann [Elizabeth] Maxwell US, sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx)
1944 Crispian St Peters rocker
1944 James Buckley CEO (Baltic Exchange)
1944 Nicholas Caldwell rocker (Whispers)
1944 Peter T King (Representative-Republican-NY)
1944 Willeke van Ammelrooy Amsterdam, actress (Cidke de Rat, Antonia)
1946 Jane Asher Paul McCartney's former girlfriend/actress (Deep End)
1946 Jennifer Penney ballerina
1946 Larry Frederick Wendt composer
1946 Robert E McKee CEO/managing director (Conoco-UK)
1949 Dr Judith Arlene Resnik Akron OH, astronaut (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster)
1950 Agnetha Fältskog Jonkoping Sweden, rocker (ABBA-Waterloo)
1950 Franklin R Chang-Diaz Costa Rica, PhD/astronaut (STS 61C, 34,46,60,75)
1950 Mildred Douglas Surinames/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
1951 Everett Morton rocker (English Beat)
1951 Roosevelt Ferguson Arkansas, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1953 John Buchanan cricketer (Queensland batsman 78-79, Shield coach 1995)
1954 Christopher S Nelson New Orleans LA, actor (Sons & Daughters)
1954 Stan Ridgeway rocker (Mosquito-Garage Sale)
1955 Janice Long British radio host (Crash FM)
1955 Renate Bruemmer astronaut/cosmonaut
1957 Vince Gill Norman OK, country singer (When I Call Your Name)
1958 Cammie Lusko Los Angeles CA, Guinness' World Strongest Woman
1958 Johan Kriek South Africa, tennis player (US Indoor 1982)
1963 Jimmy Osmond singer (Donny & Marie Show)
1964 Martha Faulconer Indianapolis IN, golfer (1993 ShopRite LPGA-5th)
1964 Robert "Bob" Kaehler Burlingame CA, rower (Olympics-5th-1992, 96)
1966 Brent Hughes New Westminster Canada, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
1966 Larry Norman Toronto Ontario Canada, canoeist (Olympics-92, 96)
1966 Scott Dill NFL tackle/guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings)
1968 Gianna Amore Warwick RI, playmate (August, 1989)
1968 Tasia Valenza New York NY, actress (Dottie Thornton Martin-All My Children)
1970 Erlan Sagymbayev hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998)
1970 Tim Jacobs NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins)
1971 Bob Kuberski NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1971 Finidi George soccer player (Ajax)
1971 Stuart Peele Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1972 Shigemasa Ito WLAF offensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1973 Ed Hobbs WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
1973 Emile Palmer WLAF DT (London Monarchs)
1973 Estefania Knuth Barcelona Spain, LPGA golfer (1992 French International)
1973 Spencer Folau NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens, Rhein Fire)
1973 Tony Banks quarterback (St Louis Rams)
1973 Yutaka Kawaguchi hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
1974 Mike DuHaney New Haven CT, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)
1974 Rick Terry NFL defensive tackle (New York Jets)
1975 Nikki Dryden Calgary Alberta, 800 meter swimmer (Olympics-6th-92, 96)
1976 Ike Hilliard NFL wide receiver (New York Giants)
1976 Ryan Drese San Francisco CA, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1977 JoAnn Sevin Dubois PA, air pistol (Olympics-1996)
1977 Sevilay Ozturk Miss Turkey-Universe (1996)
2173 Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd New Amsterdam, Arcturus (Star Trek)


Deaths which occurred on April 5th:
0828 Nicephorus patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies at about 77
1258 Julian of Cornillon/Liege Flemish visionary/saint, dies
1270 Ramban Nachmanides Talmudic scholar (Hiddushei Ha-Ramden), dies
1531 Richard Roose boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop
1649 John Winthrop 1st Governor Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 61
1673 François Caron Admiral/Governor (Formosa), drowns at about 72
1684 William Brouncker 2nd viscount/1st president of Royal Society, dies
1693 Anne M L of Orléans duchess (Grande Mademoiselle), dies at 65
1695 George Savile 1st marquis of Halifax, dies at 61
1697 Charles XI King of Sweden (1660-97), dies at 41
1712 John Luyken poet/etcher (species company), dies at 63
1723 J Fischer von Erlach Austrian architect (Hofburg, Vienna), dies at 66
1732 Johann Christian Schieferdecker composer, dies at 52
1765 Edward Young English poet (Love of Fame), dies at 81
1794 Georges-Jacques Danton French revolutionary leader, guillotined at 34
1794 Marie Jean Hérault de Séchelles French author/politician, dies
1811 Robert Raikes founder of Sunday Schools, dies
1820 Henrik C Cras lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii), dies at 81
1869 Daniel Bakeman last surviving veteran of the Revolutionary War, dies at 109
1871 Georg Andreas Henkel composer, dies at 66
1878 Wilhelm Speyer composer, dies at 87
1884 John Wisden publisher/cricketer (prominent Sussex player), dies
1896 John Rogers Thomas composer, dies at 66
1900 Comte de Villebois-Marevil French/South African General, dies in battle
1907 Anton G van Hamel founder (Roman philosphy in Netherlands), dies at 65
1908 Gaetano Coronaro composer, dies at 55
1918 Paul Vidal de la Blanche French geographer, dies at 73
1921 Alphonsus J M Diepenbrock Dutch composer (Missa), dies at 58
1922 Charles F A Woeste Belgian count/minister of Justice, dies at 85
1923 George Edward Stanhope Molyneúx Herbert 5th Earl of Carnarvon/egyptologist, dies at 56
1928 Jane Ellen Harrison scholar/archaeologist, dies
1928 Roy Kilner cricketer (9 Tests for England 1924-26), dies at 38
1934 Salvatore Di Giacomo composer, dies at 74
1935 Emil Mlynarski composer, dies at 64
1939 William Cooper cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1882-84), dies
1944 Isolde Kurz German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter), dies at 90
1944 Willy Derby [Dieben] singer (Hello Bandoeng), dies
1945 Huldreich Georg Fruh composer, dies at 41
1946 Vincent Millie Youmans US composer (Tea For Two), dies from tuberculosis at 47
1951 Edward Rigby dies at 72
1952 Henri Vandeputte Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75
1954 Claude Delvincourt composer, dies at 66
1958 Jozef Brems Flemish apostole vicar of Denmark, dies at 87
1960 Alma Kruger actor (Made For Each Other), dies at 88
1963 Jacobus JP Old architect/co-founder (The Style), dies at 73
1963 Julius Harrison composer, dies at 78
1964 Douglas MacArthur US General (Pacific theater-WWII), dies at 84
1966 Sven Fleuron writer, dies at 91
1968 Lois Andrews dies of lung cancer at 44
1969 Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier French author (La Peur), dies at 73
1969 Rómulo Gallegos Venezuela author/President (1947-48), dies at 84
1970 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn oboist/conductor, dies at 78
1972 Brian Donlevy actor (Steve-Dangerous Assignment), dies at 73
1972 Isabel Jewell dies at 62
1974 William Hudson actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49
1975 Chiang Kai-shek Nationalist Chinese leader, dies from a heart attack at 87
1975 Inez Courtney dies at 67
1975 Victor Marijnen Dutch premier (1963-65), dies at 58
1976 Howard Hughes reclusive billionaire, dies at 72
1977 John Marriott dies at 83
1981 Bob "Bear" Hite rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36
1981 Cornelis Verolme Dutch ship builder, dies at 80
1982 Abe Fortas Supreme court justice, dies at 71
1984 Arthur Travors Harris marshal of British RAF, dies
1984 Theo Koomen Dutch sportscaster, dies in auto-accident at 54
1985 Tyrell Johnson cricketer (West Indies left-arm quickie, one Test 1939), dies
1986 Colin McCool cricketer (14 Tests for Australia, 36 wickets), dies
1986 Manly Wade Wellman sci-fi author (Devil's Planet), dies at 82
1988 Alf Kjellin Swedish actor/director (Juggler), dies
1990 Nico Scheepmaker Dutch columnist/poet, dies at 59
1991 John Tower (Senator-Republican-TX), dies in a plane crash at 65
1991 Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr USN/astronaut (STS 33), dies at 43
1992 Anthony "Tony" Papa big band leader, dies at 65
1992 Sam Walton Billionaire CEO (Wal-Mart), dies of cancer at 74
1992 Samuel H Reshevsky Polish/US chess grandmaster, dies at 80
1994 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff winemaker, dies at 92
1994 Aubrey J Watson Sr bishop, dies at 65
1994 Marlon Riggs US writer/director/producer (Ethnic notions), dies at 37
1994 Roy Smeck guitarist/banjoist, dies at 94
1995 Christian Pineau French politician, dies
1996 Peter Nailor civil servant/historian, dies at 67
1997 Allen Ginsberg beat poet, dies at 80
1997 Alparslan Turkes Turkish politician (MHP), dies

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