23rd December, on this day

0619 Boniface V begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1482 Peace of Arras
1569 St Philip of Moscow martyred by Ivan the Terrible
1620 French huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII
1672 Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn
1688 English king Jacob II flees to France
1690 John Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it's undiscovered
1715 Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund
1724 Emperor Charles VI names Maria Elisabeth land guardian of Australia Netherlands
1728 Signing of the Treaty of Berlin between Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI and Frederick William of Prussia
1751 France sets plan to tax clergymen
1776 Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France
1776 Thomas Paine writes "These are the times that try men's souls"
1779 Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct

1783 George Washington resigns as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.
1788 Maryland votes to cede a 10 square mile area for District of Columbia
1793 Thomas Jefferson warned of slave revolts in West Indies
1793 The Battle of Savenay, decisive defeat of the royalist counter-revolutionaries in Revolt in the Vendée during the French Revolution.
1823 "Visit from St Nicholas" by C Moore published in Troy (New York) Sentinel
1832 Dutch troops in Antwerp surrender
1834 Joseph Hansom of London receives patent for Hansom cabs
1852 1st Chinese theater in US, Celestial John, opens in San Francisco
1862 Union General Ben "Beast" Butler is proclaimed a "felon, outlaw and common enemy of mankind" by Jefferson Davis
1867 1st self-made millionairess (Sarah Breedlove-hair straightener)
1876 Turkey's 1st constitution proclaimed
1888 Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cuts off his left ear
1893 The opera "Hansel und Gretel" is produced (Weimar)
1894 Debussy's ballet "L'aprés-midi d'un faune" premieres in Paris
1899 Fieldmarshal Lord Roberts departs Southampton to South Africa
1899 Tentative Turkish and German treaty on construction of Baghdad railway
1905 The earliest recorded British beauty show is held at Newcastle Upon Tyne, in northeast England
1907 1st all-steel passenger railroad coach completed, Altoona PA
1909 Albert becomes king of Belgium
1911 Frank Wedekind's "Oaha, die Satire der Satire" premieres in Munich
1912 1st "Keystone Kops" film, titled "Hoffmeyer's Legacy"
1912 Aswan Dam in Nile begins operation
1919 1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched
1919 Alice H Parker patents gas heating furnace
1920 Ireland divided into 2 parts, each with its own parliament
1920 King George V signs Home Rule Act
1920 French and British Governments approve the fixing of the boundaries of Syria and Palestine in the Middle East
1922 BBC Radio began daily newscasts
1922 Pope Pius XI pleas for peace: encyclical Ubi arcano
1925 Sultan Ibn Saud of Nedzjed conquers Djeddah
1928 In US, NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast radio network
1930 Police Bureau of Criminal Alien Investigation started in New York, NY
1930 Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios
1933 Marinus van der Lubbe sentenced to death
1933 Train crash in Eastern Paris; 230 die
1938 Margaret Hamilton's Wicked Witch of the West costume catches fire in filming of "Wizard of Oz"; she is severely burned and off the film for over one month
1939 Finnish counter offensive at Summa
1940 World War II: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urges the Italians to rid themselves of dictator Benito Mussolini
1941 World War II: American forces on Wake Island in the Pacific surrender to the Japanese
1941 General MacArthur declares Manila an "Open City."
1941 Japanese forces land on Sarawak (Borneo)
1941 British troops overrun Benghazi, Libya
1941 Japan begins assault on Rangoon, Burma
1942 Allies air attack on Den Helder
1943 1st telecast of a complete opera (Hansel and Gretel), Schenectady, NY
1943 General Montgomery told he is appointed commandant for D-day
1944 The skies clear over the Ardennes, permitting Allied aircraft to begin their attacks on the German offensive, the one factor that Hitler feared in his planning.
1944 Beginning of harsh winter
1945 Frederick Aston's "Cinderella" premieres in London
1946 University of Tennessee refuses to play Duquesne University, because they may use a black player in their basketball game
1946 Highest ridership in NYC subway history (8.8 million passengers)
1947 Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley in Bell Labs
1948 Tokyo's former premier Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese World War II leaders are executed in Tokyo after being found guilty of war crimes
1954 The first human kidney transplant is performed by Dr. Joseph E. Murray at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
1961 Fidel Castro announces Cuba will release 1,113 prisoners from failed 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion for $62 million worth of food & medical supplies
1961 Train accident in Italy, 70 die
1962 Cuba starts returning US prisoners from the Bay of Pigs invasion
1963 Beach Boys 1st appearance on "Shindig"
1964 India and Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed
1966 Britain's rock TV show, "Ready Steady Go", last program
1967 Lyndon B Johnson meets Pope Paul VI at the Vatican
1967 Brussels: NATO-Council accept "Flexible Response" - strategy
1968 1st documented US case of space motion sickness
1968 82 members of US intelligence ship 'Pueblo' released by North Korea
1968 Borman, Lovell and Anders become 1st men to orbit Moon in Apollo 8
1969 A summit conference of Arab leaders, at Rabat in Morocco, ends in disarray after failure to agree a joint strategy against Israel
1970 7,511th performance of Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap" (record)
1970 French author Régis Debray freed in Bolivia
1970 New York World Trade Center reaches highest point (411 m)
1970 USSR performs nuclear test
1972 Braathens Flight 239 crashes in Asker upon landing at Fornebu airport, Oslo, Norway, killing 40 of 45 people on board. The aircraft was four nautical miles off course in bad weather conditions, possibly due to pilot error.
1972 16 plane crash survivors rescued after 70 days, survived by cannibalism
1972 6.25 Earthquake destroys central Managua Nicaragua, 10,000 die. President Somoza will later be accused of pocketing millions of dollars worth of foreign aid
1973 OPEC, 6 Persian Gulf nations, double their oil prices
1973 French Caravelle crashes in Morocco, 106 killed
1974 Former British minister John Stonehouse, who faked his drowning in Florida, is arrested in Melbourne, Australia.
1975 Congress passes Metric Conversion Act
1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1983 Journal Science publishes 1st report on nuclear winter
1986 Rutan and Yeager make 1st around-the-world flight without refueling
1987 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, serving a life sentence for attempted assassination of President Gerald R Ford escapes from Alderson Prison
1989 2,000 US troops are sent to Panama to put down resistance from Panamanian troops loyal to ousted leader General Manuel Antonio Noriega
1990 Slovenians vote to secede from Yugoslavia
1991 New York Daily News publisher Maxwell resigns
1991 Out-going Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev meets Boris Yeltsin to discuss handing him the Soviet nuclear codes
1993 The severe flooding of the Rhine (at its highest for 67 years) kills 6; badly damages Cologne's 'old town' and threatens the new Parliament building in Bonn
1996 4 women ordained priests in Jamaica, 1st in 330-year Anglican history
1997 Terry Nichols found guilty of manslaughter in Oklahoma bombing
1997 Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow
2002 A MQ-1 Predator was shot down by an Iraqi MiG-25, making it the first time in history an aircraft and an unmanned drone had engaged in combat.
2004 Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean is hit by an 8.1 magnitude earthquake.
2005 Azerbaijan Airlines Flight 217 from Baku, Azerbaijan, to Aktau, Kazakhstan crashed shortly after takeoff killing 23 people.
2005 Chad declares a state of war against Sudan following a December 18th attack on Adré, which left about 100 people dead.

23rd December 2005

Killing of Iraq Kurds 'genocide'

S Korea cloning research was fake

EU-wide warrant over 'CIA kidnap'

23rd December 2006

UN passes Iran nuclear sanctions

US raid kills 'Taleban chief'

Spain seeks Guatemalan ex-rulers

23rd December 2007

Six dead in Pakistan bomb attack

Turkey 'in new Iraq air strikes'

Italy's Prodi visits Afghanistan

23rd December 2008

Iraqi MPs back foreign troop deal

Military 'seizes power' in Guinea

Putin says 'cheap gas era' ending

23rd December 2009

Clashes at Montazeri ceremony

Iran hangs recaptured convicts

Ford agrees Volvo sale to Geely

Birthdates which occurred on 23rd December :

1174 Louis I Duke of Wittelsbach
1544 Anna duchess of Saxson/wife of prince Willem of Orange (1561-71)
1548 Pieter C Bockenberg historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae)
1582 Severo Bonini composer
1597 Martin Opitz Germany, poet "Father of Modern German Poetry"
1644 Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco composer
1689 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier composer
1699 Joseph Gibbs composer
1709 Jean-Noel Hamal composer
1714 Johann Siebenkas composer
1716 Johann Heinrich Rolle composer
1732 Sir Richard Arkwright inventor (spinning frame)
1734 Filinto Elísio [Francisco M do Nascimento] Portuguese poet
1749 Johann Lukas Schubaur composer
1750 Frederik Augustus I the Righteous, king of Saxony (1806-27)
1763 John Davy composer
1777 Aleksandr I P Romanov Tsar of Russia (1801-25)
1780 Charles-Louis Panckoucke French publisher
1790 Jean-François Champollion deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics
1795 Philippe Vandermaelen Flemish cartographer (Atlas Universel)
1804 Charles-Augustin de Sainte-Beuve France, critic/writer (deax violes esgales)
1805 Joseph Smith Jr Sharon VT, founder of Mormon church
1808 Thomas Turner Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883
1812 Samuel Smiles Scotland, author (Self-Help, Character, Duty)
1812 William Hauser composer
1815 Henry Highland Garnet Maryland, minister/abolitionist/diplomat
1818 David Addison Weisiger Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
1823 Alexandru Flechtenmacher composer
1827 Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff Austrian admiral (Helgoland/Lissa)
1828 Mathilde Wesendonk German writer/poet (Tagebuchblatter)
1830 Adam Minchejmer composer
1834 Thomas R Malthus English vicar/economist (moral restraint)
1845 Emmanuel-Persillier Lachapelle doctor (founder of Notre Dame Hospital Montréal)
1845 Gustave Ador union President of Austria (1919)
1853 Giacomo Puccini Italy, composer
1853 Maria Teresa Carreno composer
1855 Alan Gray composer
1858 Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantshenko playwright (Life in Russian Theater)
1860 Harriet Monroe Chicago IL, poet/editor of Poetry magazine (You & I)
1862 Henri Pirenne Belgian historian (History of Belgium)
1865 Albrecht duke of Württemberg/general-fieldmarshal
1867 Madame C J Walker [Sarah Breedlove] Delta LA, cosmetics mogul
1870 John Marin painter (1948 Fine Arts Medal)
1883 Hubert M E Pierlot Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45)
1886 Albert Ehrenstein Austria writer (Message from the Madhouse)
1887 Eric Blore London England, actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad)
1887 John Cromwell Toledo OH, actor/director (Spitfire, Of Human Bondage)
1888 Friedrich Wolf writer
1893 Ann O'Neal Missouri, actress (Nana-Professional Father)
1894 Arthur Gilligan cricketer (England captain in 1920's)
1896 Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Sicilian writer (Der Leopard)
1896 Alberto Hemsi composer
1897 Julien Carette Paris France, actor (Sylvia & the Phantom)
19-- Allison Argo Richmond VA, actress (Susan-Ladies' Man)
19-- Michael Richardson Riverside CA, actor (Steve Baker-Chase)
19-- Mitch Brown Bronx NY, actor (Hardy-The Cowboys)
19-- Patrick Ramsey football player
1900 Marc Allégret French director (Voyage ouch Congo)
1901 Gene Sarazen golfer (PGA 1922, 23, 33)
1903 Fredi [Fredericka] Carolyn Washington actress (Black & Tan)
1903 Michael Kalatozov Russian producer (When the Cranes Fly)
1905 Arn Bjornsson composer
1906 Ross Lee Finney Wells MN, composer (Landscapes Remembered)
1907 Don McNeill Galena IL, host (Don McNeill TV Club)
1908 Yousuf Karsh portrait photographer (Life Magazine)
1909 Barney Ross New York NY, Welterweight Boxing Champion (1934)
1909 Don Cleverley cricketer (two Tests for New Zealand 1932 & 1946, took 0-130)
1909 Maurice Denham Beckenham England, actor (Mr Love, Damn the Defiant)
1911 James Gregory Bronx NY, actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller)
1911 Niels Jerne immunologist
1913 Hans Henkemans composer
1913 Leo A Ketelaars Dutch oratorio vocalist
1914 Dezider Kardos composer
1918 Helmut Schmidt Chancellor of Germany (SPD, 1974-82)
1918 José Greco Italy, flamenco dancer (Holiday for Lovers)
1920 Alan North Bronx NY, actor (Captain Ed Hocken-Naked Gun)
1921 Gerald S O'Loughlin New York NY, actor (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels)
1922 Micheline Ostermeyer France, shot-put/discus thrower (Olympics-gold-1948)
1922 Ian Powell Bancroft civil servant
1923 Milt Okun Brooklyn NY, orchestra leader (Starland Vocal Band Show)
1923 Ruth Roman Boston MA, actress (Sylvia-Knots Landing, Dallas)
1923 Bob Barker Darrington WA, TV host (Price is Right)
1923 James Stockdale admiral (Vietnam)/Ross Perot's 1992 running mate
1923 Kenneth Henry Lowry Lamb broadcaster
1923 Leonard Stern New York NY, producer/TV writer (Phil Silvers Show, Get Smart)
1923 Lucas M Mangope 1st President of Bophuthatswana (1977-94)
1924 Floyd Kalber Omaha NE, newscaster (NBC Weekend News Anchor-1973)
1925 Harry Guardino New York NY, actor (Monty Nash, Perry Mason, Hill St Blues)
1925 Pierre Bérégovoy French premier (1992-93)
1926 Robert Bly US, poet/editor/translator (Loving a Woman in 2 Worlds)
1926 Dusan Kostic composer
1926 James Dewar journalist/documentary film-maker
1927 Joseph Castaldo composer
1929 Dick Weber pro bowler (16, 300 games)
1930 Barbara Ruick Pasadena CA, actress (Apache War Smoke, Tú Para Mi)
1931 Ronnie Schell Richmond CA, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Good Morning World)
1932 Reverend James Cleveland Chicago IL, gospel musician (Old Time Religion, It's Me O Lord)
1932 Tertius Metcalf businessman
1933 Akihito emperor of Japan (1989- )
1935 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packer (the Golden Boy)
1935 Esther Phillips [EM Jones] US singer (When a Woman Loves a Man)
1936 James Stacy Los Angeles CA, actor (Fred-Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet)
1936 Bobby Ross NFL coach (San Diego Chargers)
1936 Claude Albert Coppens composer
1936 Frederic Forrest Waxahachie TX, actor (Music Box, Lonesone Dove)
1937 Karol Joseph Bobko New York NY, Colonel USAF/astronaut (STS 6, STS 51D, STS 51J)
1939 Johnny Kidd [Frederick Heath] London England, rocker (Johnny Kidd & Pirates)
1940 Eugene Record US singer (Chi Lites-Give it Away)
1940 Jorma Kaukonen Washington DC, rock guitarist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)
1941 Elizabeth Hartman Youngstown OH, actress (Walking Tall, Beguiled)
1941 Tim Hardin Oregon, singer (If I Were a Carpenter, Bird on a Wire)
1942 Jerry Koosman pitcher (New York Mets)
1942 Friedrich Schenker composer
1943 Harry Shearer Los Angeles CA, comedian/actor (Saturday Night Live, Simpsons, Pure Luck)
1943 Queen Silvia of Sweden (born in Heidelberg, Germany), wife of King Carl XVI Gustaf
1943 Derek Small rocker (Spinal Tap)
1943 Peter Quaife Devon England, rock bassist (Kinks-Long Tall Sally)
1943 Roelof den Ambtman Dutch actor/director (One Evening at Eva)
1943 Ross Edwards composer
1943 Silvia Sommerlath German wife of King Carl XVI of Sweden (1973- )
1943 Stephen Wallace director (For Love Affair, Hunger, Mail Order Bride)
1944 D J D Dees pharmacist/Dutch minister of WVC (VVD)
1944 Enneüs Heerma Dutch minister of Housing (CDA)
1944 Hans Tentije [Johann Krämer] Dutch poet (Nachtwit)
1944 U C Joshi cricketer (Sussex off-spinner 1970-74 from India)
1945 Richard C Wohlhuter 800 meter runner (Olympics-bronze-1976)
1945 Ronald Bushy rocker (Iron Butterfly-In A Gadda Da Vida)
1945 Georges Aperghis composer
1946 Tony Craig [Kulasa] Pittsburgh PA, actor (That Boy Next Door)
1947 Bill Rodgers marathon runner (Boston, New York)
1948 Jack Ham NFL linebacker (Steelers)
1949 Luther Grosvenor rocker (Spooky Tooth)
1949 Susan Lucci Scarsdale NY, actress (All My Children, Mafia Princess)
1949 Wally Edwards cricketer (three Tests Australia vs England 1974)
1951 Johnny Contardo singer (Sha Na Na)
1952 Hans Abrahamsen composer
1953 John Callahan Brooklyn NY, actor (Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest)
1953 Tatsumi Fujinami wrestler (WWF/NWA)
1954 Brian Teacher San Diego CA, tennis star
1955 Dave Murray English pop guitarist (Iron Maiden-Number of the Beast)
1956 Michele Alboretto formula-1 racer (Ferrari)
1958 Denise McConnell Wiesbaden Germany, playmate (March, 1979)
1958 Joan Severance Houston TX, actress (Hear No Evil, See No Evil)
1958 Dave Murray English pop guitarist (Iron Maiden-Powerslave)
1960 William Sinnot Scottish pop musician (Shamen-Move Any Mountain)
1960 Zindzi Mandela daughter of Nelson & Winnie Mandela
1962 Jerry Reynolds NBA guard/forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
1963 Carol Peterka Little Falls MN, team handball back court (Olympics-92, 96)
1963 Jim Harbaugh NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)
1963 Keiji Muto wrestler (NWA/WWC/NJPW)
1964 Andy Gabel Chicago IL, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
1964 Petr Klima Chaomutov Czechoslovakia, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1965 Eddie Vedder heavy metal singer (Pearl Jam-Justine)
1965 Slash rocker (Guns N' Roses)
1966 Hans van Arum Dutch soccer player (Vitesse, Willem II)
1967 Lamar Lathon NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
1969 Rodney Culver NFL running back (San Diego Chargers)
1969 Stephen Grant NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1970 Shannon Noelle DePuy Lynchburg VA, Miss Virginia-America (1991-top 10)
1970 Kimberly Ann Cooley Grand Forks ND, Miss America-North Dakota (1996)
1970 Martha Byrne actress (Lily Snyder-As the World Turns)
1970 Raymont Harris NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
1971 Corey Haim Toronto Ontario, actor (Silver Bullet, Lucas, License to Drive)
1971 Pete Bercich NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
1971 Steve Stenstrom quarterback (Chicago Bears)
1973 Tony Graziani quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
1977 Becky Ruehl Lakeside Park KY, diver (Olympics-4th-1996)
1977 Helen Mahmastol Miss Universe-Estonia (1996)


Deaths which occurred on 23rd December:
0558 Childebert king of France (511-58), dies at about 62
0679 Dagobert II king of Austrasia (676-679), murdered
0918 Conrad I East Frankish/German king (911-18), dies
1116 Ivo van Chartres French canonist/bishop of Chartres/saint, dies
1236 Philippus Cancellarius French theologist/poet (Summa Cum Laude), dies
1502 Margaretha English princess of Burgundy, dies at 57
1569 St Philip metropolitan of Moscow, martyred by Ivan the Terrible
1588 Hendrik de Guise French leader of Catholic League, murdered at 37
1619 Johan Sigismund elector of Brandenburg/duke of Prussia, dies at 47
1652 John Cotton Massachusetts Bay Puritan preacher, dies at 68
1688 Jean-Louis Lully composer, dies at 21
1696 Johann David Mayer composer, dies at 60
1789 Charles-Michel abbé de l'Epéé (school for the deaf), dies at 77
1812 Michel Delalande composer, dies at 73
1891 Holger Simon Paulli composer, dies at 81
1908 Eduard Wachmann composer, dies at 72
1908 François A Gevaert Belgian/Dutch composer (Diable au Moulin), dies at 68
1909 King Leopold II of Belgium
1911 Karl L Hoschna composer, dies at 34
1913 James Middleton cricketer (24 wicket of lefty pace South Africa 1895-1903), dies
1915 Roland Leighton dies at 20
1925 A S C Wallis [Adèle von Antal-Opzoomer] writer (Vorstengunst), dies
1930 Johannes H Been Brielle archivist, dies at 71
1938 Robert Herrick US writer (Chimes), dies at 70
1939 Anthony H G Fokker Dutch airplane builder (Spider), dies at 49
1943 Theo[dorus J] Thijssen Dutch writer (Kees de Jongen), dies at 64
1945 Mogens Klitgaard Danish author (Brunkul), dies at 39
1948 Hideki Tojo Japan PM & 6 other Japanese hanged for war crimes by US
1950 Vincenzo Tommasini composer, dies at 72
1951 Alfreds Kalnins composer, dies at 72
1951 Benito Lynch Irish/Argentine writer (Palo Verde), dies at 66
1953 Lavrenti P Beria soviet minister of internal security, executed
1959 Lester Lonergan Jr actor (Growing Paynes), dies at 65
1959 Edward Halifax English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78
1959 Lord Irwin ambassador to US (1940-46), dies at 78
1962 George Saiko writer, dies at 70
1962 Luis Alberni actor (Topaze), dies at 76
1964 Arrigo Pedrollo composer, dies at 86
1966 Heimito von Doderer writer, dies at 70
1966 Robert Keith actor (Battle Circus, Men in War), dies at 68
1967 Karen Verne actress (Ships of Fools, Underground), dies at 49
1967 Richard Flury composer, dies at 71
1967 Ruth Fuller Sasaki head of 1st Zen Institute of America, dies at 75
1969 Donald Foster actor (Scaramouche), dies after long illness at 80
1970 Charlie Ruggles actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 84
1971 Carlo Jachino composer, dies at 84
1972 Andrej N Tupolev Russian aircraft builder, dies at 84
1973 Arthur Richardson cricketer (9 Tests 1924-26), dies
1975 Richard S Welch CIA station chief in Athens, shot dead
1976 Paul M Frank Forest actor (Big Broadcast of 1937, Champagne Waltz), dies at 80
1976 Walter Bauer writer, dies at 72
1982 Jack Webb actor (Joe Friday-Dragnet), dies of a heart attack at 62
1982 Norman Dinnerstein composer, dies at 45
1985 James Vance (20) & Raymond Belknap (18) commit suicide, sparking their families to sue rock group Judas Priest for subliminal messages
1989 Josef Alexander composer, dies at 82
1990 Frank King cricketer (West Indies fast bowler played 14 Tests 1953-56), dies
1991 Byron Q Griffith producer/actor, dies at 73
1992 Cyril Walters cricketer (11 Tests for England, 784 runs), dies
1992 Eddie Hazel US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-Knee Deep), dies at 42
1993 Gertrude "Trudi" Duby Blom actress, shot to death at about 92
1994 Charles Shirley jazz arranger, dies at 74
1994 Didier Rocher son of French cosmetic maker Yves Rocher, dies at 41
1994 Nora Dunfree US actress (Grass Harp), dies at 78
1994 Sebastian Lewis Shaw actor (High Season, Ace of Spades), dies at 89
1995 David Land impressario, dies at 77
1995 Gabrielle Keiller collector/golfer, dies at 87
1995 Patric Reginald Lawrence Knowles actor (Chisum, Mutiny), dies at 84
1996 Rina Ketty singer, dies at 85
1996 Ronnie Scott musician/club-owner, dies at 69
1997 Austin Whitaker schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist, dies at 90
1997 Brian Malzard Foss psychologist, dies at 76
1997 Donald Gunn MacRae sociologist, dies at 76
1997 Hrvoje Horvatic video artist, dies at 39
1997 Keith Bentley international racing cyclist, dies at 72
1997 Stanley Cortez cinematographer (Magnificent Ambersons), dies at 92

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