28th December, on this day

0418 St Boniface I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0801 Louis the Pious occupies Barcelona
1065 Consecretion of Westminster Abbey in London
1694 Mary II of England dies
1732 1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanack" (Pennsylvania Gazette)
1776 Battle of Fort Cumberland ends
1821 Naples: Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna
1828 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed
1832 John Calhoun becomes 1st Vice-President to resign (differences with President Jackson)
1836 Spain recognizes independence of México
1836 Proclamation of the colony of South Australia, now celebrated in the state of South Australia as Proclamation Day.
1846 Iowa becomes 29th state
1849 M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning, he accidentally upset lamp containing turpentine and oil on his clothing and sees cleaning effect
1850 Rangoon, Burma destroyed by fire
1861 Battle of Mount Zion Church
1864 Battle of Egypt Station, MS
1869 William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon OH, patents chewing gum
1877 John Stevens, Wisconsin, applies for a patent on his flour rolling mill
1879 Collapse of the Tay Railway Bridge in Scotland as the train from Edinburgh to Dundee is travelling across. The engine and carriages fall into the river below - killing 90 people
1887 Sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted
1893 French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Timbuktu
1895 World's 1st movie theater opens in Paris
1897 Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac" premieres in Paris
1904 1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London)
1906 Ecuador adopts its constitution
1908 A major earthquake shakes southern Calabria, Italy and Sicily - an estimated 75,000 people are killed
1923 George Bernard Shaw's "St Joan" premieres in New York NY
1925 George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes" premieres in New York NY
1926 Imperial Airways begins England-India mail and passenger service
1928 Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues" is made
1928 Louis Armstrong makes 78rpm recording of "West End Blues"
1931 Lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as President of Nanjing-China
1937 Fascist Octavian Goga becomes PM of Romania/begins spread of Judaism
1937 The Irish Free State becomes the Irish Republic. A new constitution establishes the country as a sovereign state under the name of Eire
1939 Meat rationing begins in Britain
1940 The Greco-Italian War continues to go badly for the Italians and, with the Greeks holding roughly one-quarter of Albania, Italy requests military assistance from Germany against the Greeks.
1941 Japanese paratroopers land on Sumatra.
1941 State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia
1942 World War II: Japanese planes bomb Calcutta in India
1942 Robert Sullivan becomes 1st pilot to fly the Atlantic 100 times
1942 Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus
1943 All inhabitants of Kalmukkie deported, about 70,000 killed
1944 Eisenhower and Montgomery meet in Hasselt, Belgium
1944 Churchill and his Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden are in Athens in an attempt to reconcile the warring factions.
1944 Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town" premieres in New York NY
1948 The IDF crosses the Egyptian border
1948 US announced a study to launch an Earth satellite
1949 20th Century Fox announces it will produce TV programs
1950 Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
1957 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1961 Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana" premieres in New York NY
1962 UN troops occupy Elizabethstad Katanga
1963 In Britain, the popular satirical TV programme 'That Was The Week That Was' is transmitted for the last time - allegedly scrapped by BBC governors due to political sensitivity
1964 Principal filming of "Dr Zhivago" begins
1966 13 die in a train crash in Everett, MA
1966 China People's Republic performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China
1967 Muriel Siebert is 1st women to own a seat on New York Stock Exchange
1968 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
1968 Beatles' "Beatles-The White Album" goes number 1 and staysfor 9 weeks
1968 Israeli assault on Beirut Airport - destroying 13 Arab aircraft
1969 Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" premieres in New York NY
1969 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1970 Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) adopts constitution
1972 Kim Il-song, becomes President of North Korea
1972 Martin Bormann's skeleton found in Berlin (Hitlers deputy)
1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelag"
1974 6.3 earthquake strikes Pakistan: 5200 killed
1975 Rescue teams fail to reach any of the 372 miners trapped by an underground explosion at a coal mine in north east India
1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 Winnie Mandela banished in South Africa
1978 United Airlines Flight 173, a DC-8, runs out of fuel while circling near Portland, Oregon in order for the crew to investigate a light indicating a problem with the landing gear. The plane crashes in a wooded area, killing 10 and injuring 24 of the 181 on board.
1983 US says they will leave UNESCO on Dec 31, 1984
1984 Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old
1984 Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins election in India
1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 Warring Lebanese Moslem and Christian leaders sign peace agreement
1985 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 In Arkansas R Gene Simmons kills 2, later bodies of 14 of his relatives are found at his home near Dover AR cism
1988 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1989 Alexander Dubcek elected parliament chairman of Czechoslovakia
1989 Earthquake at Newcastle Australia, 11 die
1990 2 die in a NYC subway accident 7
1991 8 are crushed to death at a RAP basketball game at City College, New York, NY
1991 Irene the Icon of the Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen
1991 Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of the Year
1991 Ninibeth Beatriz Leal Jiminez, 20, of Venez, crowned 41st Miss World
1999 Saparmurat Niyazov is proclaimed President for Life in Turkmenistan.
2000 U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
2005 A U.S. immigration judge orders John Demjanjuk deported to Ukraine for crimes against humanity committed during World War II

28th December 2005

Three Britons kidnapped in Gaza

No end to Brazil hostage crisis

Iraq jail unrest leaves nine dead

28th December 2006

Somali troops 'enter Mogadishu'

Rio hit by deadly gang violence

Zimbabwe holds 16,000 over mining

28th December 2007

Bhutto killing blamed on al-Qaeda

Car bomb hits Baghdad market

West Bank clash leaves three dead

28th December 2008

Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels

Many dead in Pakistan blast

300 migrants missing off Andamans

28th December 2009

Bomb attack on march in Pakistan

Police and sect clash in Nigeria

9 people die in Mississippi apartment blaze

Birthdates which occurred on 28th December :

1484 Joachim Vadianus [von Watt] Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen
1631 Ludolf Backhuysen Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist
1694 Ceslav Vanura composer
1731 Christian Cannabich German composer/royal chaplain master
1738 Thaddaus Ferdinand Lipowsky composer
1751 Josef Blazej Smrcek composer
1753 Johan Wikmanson composer
1763 John Molson founded Montréal brewery (Molson Canadian)
1783 Robert Gallenberg composer
1787 Hermanus J Abbring Dutch writer/engineer on Curaçao
1801 James Barnes Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1869
1805 Tomas Genoves y Lapetra composer
1812 Julius Reitz composer
1822 William Booth Taliaferro Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), died in 1898
1823 Thomas Alexander Scott Assistant Secretary War (Union), died in 1881
1826 Conrad Busken Huet Dutch vicar/literary (Country of Rubens)
1827 Robert Latimer McCook volunteers Brigadier-General (Union), died in 1862
1828 Karl L Kahlbaum German psychiatrist (katatonie)
1833 Charles Miller Shelley Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), died in 1907
1835 Archibald Geikie British geologist
1837 Benjamin Johnson Lang composer
1842 Calixa Lavallee composer
1845 Homer Newton Bartlett composer
1849 Herbert von Bismarck German politician/son of Otto of Bismarck
1855 Juan Zorrilla de San Martin Uruguay's diplomat/poet (Tabaré)
1856 [Thomas] Woodrow Wilson Staunton VA, (28 President-D-1913-21, Nobel 1919)
1859 Gerard Brucken Fock composer
1859 John W Fortescue military historian
1860 Alexander von Fielitz composer
1865 Félix E Vallotton Swiss/French painter/writer (Chaste Suzanna)
1868 Marie van Regteren Altena Dutch painter (Amsterdam's Joffers)
1872 Pio Baroja Y Nessa San Sebastian Spain, writer (Camino de Perfección)
1880 Christian DFL Leipoldt South african physician/writer/poet
1882 Arthur Eddington England, astrophysicist/cosmologist/mathematician
1883 A Wolfenstein writer
1884 Joseph Pholien Belgian premier (1950-52)/communist hunter
1887 Charles Dingle
1888 Gabriel von Wayditch composer
1889 Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
1890 Frank Butler Oxford England, actor/screenwriter (Road to Bali, China)
1894 Ed Healey NFL tackle (Rock Island Independents, Chicago Bears)
1894 André de Meulemeester Belgian WWI pilot (Eagle of Flanders)
1895 Auguste Lumiere twin brother of Louis who opened 1st commercial cinema
1895 Louis Lumiere twin brother of Auguste who opened 1st commercial cinema
1896 Roger Huntington Sessions Brooklyn NY, composer (Black Maskers)
19-- Bob Perlow Pawtucket RI, TV host (People Do the Craziest Things)
1902 Mortimer J Adler New York NY, author (Encyclopedia Brittanica)
1902 Shen Congwen writer
1903 John Von Neumann mathematician/astronomer (Bocher Award 1938)
1904 Clabon W Allen Australian/British astronomer
1904 Sergei Yutkevich St Petersburg Russia, director (Otello, Banya)
1905 Cliff Arquette Toledo OH, comedian (Charlie Weaver)
1905 Earl "Fatha" Hines Duquesne PA, jazz pianist (Deep Forest)
1907 Roman Palester Polish composer: The Weichsel
1908 Lew Ayres Minnesota, actor (All Quiet on the Western Front, Dr Kildare)
1909 Billy Williams Waco TX, singer (Your Show of Shows)
1909 Nikola J Vaptsarov Bulgaria poet (Subrani Sutsjinenija)
1910 John Kerr New Zealand, cricketer (opening batsman in 1930's)
1911 Sam Levenson New York NY, humorist (Sam Levenson Show, Masquerade Party)
1911 Phani Majumdar film maker
1913 Lou Jacobi Toronto Ontario, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba)
1914 Lee Bowman Cincinnati OH, actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover)
1914 Bernard Youens British actor (Coronation Street)
1915 Roebuck "Pops" Staples US gospel/singer (Staple Singers)
1916 Noel Johnson British actor (Frenzy, Frightmare, Royal Flash)
1917 Ellis Clarke President of Trinidad & Tobago (1976-87)
1919 Inocenti Carreno composer
1920 Steve Van Buren NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles)
1921 Eddy Doorenbos Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist
1921 Johnny Otis R&B singer
1922 Nyron Sultan Asgarali cricketer (West Indian opening bat 1957)
1922 Stan Lee comics artist/creator (Spiderman, Incredible Hulk)
1923 Andrew Duggan actor (Secret War of Harry Frigg, Winds of War)
1924 Rod Serling Syracuse NY, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery)
1924 Johnny Otis [Veliotes] composer (Every Beat of My Heart)
1925 Hildegarde Neff Ulm Germany, actress (Touch of Class, Mozambique)
1925 Bill [William] Westwood British bishop of Peterborough
1926 Donald Carr cricketer (England player in 50's, later MCC honcho)
1927 Martin Milner Detroit MI, actor (Route 66, Adam 12, Life of Riley)
1927 Anne Legendre Armstrong ambassador (to UK)
1927 Simon Raven English playwright/critic (Alms for Oblivion)
1928 Kamillo Lendvay composer
1929 Owen Bieber United Auto Workers president
1929 Terry Sawchuk NHL goaltender (Red Wings, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Rangers)
1929 Maarten Schmidt Netherlands/US astronomer (quasars)
1931 Georg "Org" Marais South African economist/underminister of Finance
1931 Guy Debord situationist
1931 John de Mol Dutch vocalist/composer/producer
1932 Dorsey Burnette Memphis, rocker (Tall Oak Tree, Hey Little One)
1932 Manuel Puig Argentina, writer (La Traicion de Rita Hayworth, Blood of Requited Love)
1932 Clem Schouwenaars Flemish poet/writer
1932 Roy Hattersley British journalist/Labour-parliament leader
1933 Jack Perkins Cleveland OH, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday, NBC Magazine)
1933 Nichelle Nichols Robbins IL, actress (Uhura-Star Trek)
1934 Maggie Smith Ilford England, actress (Death on Nile, Clash of Titans)
1934 David Warrilow actor (Simon, Radio Days, Dakota Road, Barton Fink)
1934 John Akers business executive
1934 Peggy Wilson golfer
1935 Fernando Lopes Portugal, director (Encoberto, Matar Saudades)
1936 Nichelle Nichols Robbins IL, actress (Uhura-Star Trek)
1938 Bruce Yarnell Los Angeles CA, actor (Outlaws)
1938 Charles Neville US rock vocalist/saxophonist (Neville Brothers)
1938 Janet Hough Bryant author/performing artist/educator
1938 Richard Sudhalter British(?) writer/jazz musician
1940 Alvin Elliot Singleton composer
1940 Lonnie Liston Smith US jazz performer (Cosmic Echoes, Magic Lady)
1941 Don Francisco Spanish variety show host (Sabado Gigante)
1941 Intikhab Alam Pakistan cricket leg-spinner (1959-77)
1942 Paul Horowitz New York NY, physicist, META project (Sloan Award 1971-3)
1943 David Peterson Toronto Ontario, premier of Ontario Canada (L) (1982- )
1943 Bobby Comstock rocker
1943 Oscar D Dhlomo South African Secretary-General of Inkatha (1978-90)
1945 Dwight Bement rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap-Young Girl)
1945 Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva King of Nepal (1972- )
1945 Max Hastings British editor-in-chief (Daily Telegraph)
1946 Edgar Winter Beaumont TX, rocker (They Only Come Out at Night)
1946 Hubie Green golfer (US Open-1977, PGA-1985)
1946 Jorge Velasquez sportsman
1947 Dick [Richard] Diamonde [Van Der Sluys] Hilversum Holland, rock bassist (Easybeats-Friday on My Mind)
1947 Andrew Olle broadcaster
1947 Aurelio Rodriguez baseball player
1947 Robert Gilliot father of Gerda Havertongs daughter Zulèma
1948 Jorge Velasquez jockey (Kentucky Derby-1981, Preakness-1981)
1950 Alex Chilton Memphis TN, rock guitarist/vocalist (Box Tops-Let Me Get Close to You, The Letter)
1951 Kenneth Pope NFLer
1952 Ray Knight 3rd baseman (New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles)
1952 S Epatha Merkerson Saginaw MI, actress (Lieutenant Van Buren-Law and Order)
1953 Richard Clayderman pianist (Amour, Romantic America)
1953 Robert Pittman TV executive/developer (MTV)
1954 Denzel Washington Mount Vernon NY, actor (Dr Chandler-St Elsewhere)
1954 Rosie Vela British singer (Zazu, Fools Paradise)
1954 Tony Rosato Naples Italy, comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live, Amanda's)
1956 Kenneth Gant rocker (Midnight Star-Freak-A-Zoid, Operator, No Parking On The Dance Floor)
1956 Michael Gibbons rocker (Bo Donaldson & Heywoods-Billy Don't be a Hero)
1956 Nigel Kennedy English violinist
1958 Carl Marsden bodyguard
1958 Carlos Carson football player
1958 Joe Diffie Tulsa OK, country singer/guitarist (Home)
1958 Mike McGuire Haleyville AL, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
1958 Terry Butcher British soccer player
1959 Everson Walls NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants)
1960 Chad McQueen actor (Nightforce)
1960 John Fitzgerald Australia, tennis star
1960 Marty Roe Lebanon OH, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
1960 Raymond Bourque Montréal Canada, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Boston)
1960 Terri Garber Miami FL, actress (Leslie Carrington-Dynasty)
1960 Zane Smith Madison WI, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1961 Heather Hafner Santa Barbara CA, WPVA volleyballer (National-7th-90)
1962 Keith Lee basketball player (Memphis State)
1963 Mel Stottlemyre Jr pitcher (Toronto Blues Jays)
1963 Malcolm Gets actor (Richard Karinsky-Caroline In the City)
1963 Willow Bay TV host (Good Morning America)
1964 Charles Sinek dance skater (& Beata Handra-1997 Pac Coast Senior 3rd)
1965 Mary Waddell Gainey Hartsville SC, Miss South Carolina-America (1991-2nd)
1965 Martine Robine newspaper writer/Miss Junior Miss-France (1984)
1966 Joe Wolf NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
1967 Paul Lynch Sydney New South Wales Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1968 Jennifer Palmquest Wilmot SD, Miss South Dakota-America (1991)
1968 Darrick Brownlow NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1968 Jozef Dano Skalica Czechoslovakia, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
1968 Kurt Schulz NFL safety (Buffalo Bills)
1969 James Trapp NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
1970 Brenda Schultz-McCarthy Haarlem Netherlands, tennis star (95, 96 Oklahoma City)
1970 Elizabeth McIntyre Dunbar WV, Miss America-West Virginia (1996)
1970 James Jett NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
1971 Melvin Nieves San Juan Puerto Rico, outfielder (Detroit Tigers)
1971 Michael Watkins NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
1971 Steve Morrison NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1972 Adam Clawson Salt Lake City UT, slalom single canoe (Olympics-19th-96)
1972 Adam Vinatieri WLAF punter/kicker (Amsterdam Admirals, New England Patriots)
1972 Jean-Francois Jomphe Havre St-Pierre CA, NHL right wing (Anaheim)
1972 Jim Kitts WLAF running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, Miami Dolphins)
1972 Patrick Rafter Queensland Australia, tennis star (1993 USTA/Aptos California)
1973 Bobby Taylor NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles)
1973 Garth John Da Silva Auckland New Zealand, heavyweight boxer (Olympics-96)
1974 Rob Niedermayer Cassiar, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
1975 Tannis Vallely New York NY, actress (Janice Lazorotto-Head of the Class)
1975 Kesley Perrin CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1981 Elizabeth Jordan Carr 1st American test tube baby


Deaths which occurred on 28th December:
1446 Clemens VIII [Aegyd Muñoz] Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies
1542 Albert Pigge [Pighius] Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52
1622 François de Sales French bishop of Genèva/writer/saint, dies at 55
1673 Joan Blaeu Dutch cartographer/publisher (Atlas Major), dies at 77
1694 Queen Mary II of England dies after 5 years of rule at 32
1706 Pierre Bayle French theologist (History of Criticism), dies at 59
1772 Ernst J Earl van/of Biron Russian duke of Courland, dies at 82
1775 Peter A van de Parra Governor-General of (Netherlands Indies), dies at 61
1779 Gennaro Manna composer, dies at 64
1793 Louis Earl of Bylandt Dutch admiral, dies at about 75
1830 Adrien-Joseph van Helmont composer, dies at 83
1859 Thomas Babington Macaulay English essayist/historian, dies
1860 Cornelius Broere Dutch Roman Catholic clergyman/poet, dies at 57
1862 Joaquim Casimiro Junior composer, dies at 54
1870 Alexey Fyodorovich L'vov composer, dies at 72
1870 Peter van Schendel Dutch painter, dies at 64
1876 Frederik Paludan-Müller Danish poet (Abels död), dies at 67
1878 Jose Bernardo Alcedo composer, dies at 90
1884 Gerben Colmjon Frisian linguist/publisher, dies at 56
1891 Alfred Cellier composer, dies at 47
1903 George [Robert] Gissing English novelist, dies at 46
1915 Gerrit Jan van Heek Dutch textile manufacturer/politician, dies at 78
1916 Eduard Strauss Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81
1918 George H White last post Reconstruction congressman (Pennsylvania), dies
1923 Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel engineer (Eiffel Tower), dies at 91
1932 John Blackham cricketer (35 Tests as Australia WK, caught 37), dies
1935 Clarence Day writer (Life with Father), dies
1937 Maurice J Ravel Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62
1938 Florence Lawrence silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48
1945 Theodore Dreiser novelist (An American Tragedy), dies at 74
1946 Carrie Jacobs Bond American composer (I Love You Truly), dies at 85
1947 Victor Emmanuel III king of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia, dies at 78
1948 Mahmud Nokrashy Pasha PM of Egypt, assassinated
1949 Jack Lovelock New Zealand/US surgeon/athlete (Olympics-gold-1936), dies at 39
1949 W Hervey Allen US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse), dies at 60
1956 Roelof Kranenburg Dutch social democratic party-chairman, dies at 76
1961 Edith Bolling Galt Wilson 1st lady (1915-21), dies at 89
1963 Abbott Joseph Liebling American journalist/writer, dies
1963 Paul Hindemith German composer (Composer's World), dies at 68
1967 Béla Schick Hung/US children's physician (Scarlet Fever), dies at 90
1969 Henry Oscar actor (Saint in London), dies at 78
1970 Charles "Sonny" Liston heavyweight boxer champion (1962-64), dies
1970 L Mendel Rivers (Representative-D-SC), dies at 65
1971 Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner composer, dies at 83
1976 Freddie King rocker, dies at 42
1978 Harry Winston US jeweler for the "rich & famous", dies at 82
1980 Amir Elahi cricketer, 1st Pakistani Test cricketer to die
1980 Jersey calf lived 222 days with an artificial heart
1982 Frederick Douglass Hall composer, dies at 84
1983 William Demarest actor ("Uncle Charlie" on My Three Sons), dies in Palm Springs at 92
1983 Dennis Wilson drummer/singer (Beach Boys), drowns at 39
1984 Sam Peckinpah director, dies of cardiac arrest at 59
1986 Andrei Tarkovsky dies
1986 Louis van Lint Belgian painter, dies at 77
1987 Charles Malik Lebanon's 1st delegate to the UN, dies at 81
1989 Robert Wickler dies
1990 Ed van der Elsken Dutch photographer (Sweet Life), dies at 65
1990 Kiel Martin actor (Detective LaRue-Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 46
1990 Lucas Polhaupessy Moluccan leader, dies
1991 Cassandra Harris actress (For Your Eyes Only), dies of cancer at 39
1991 Jacques Aubuchon actor (Hoax, Thunder Road), dies of heart failure
1992 Mort Greene US songwriter (My Grandfather's Clock), dies at 80
1993 Howard Caine dies
1993 Joop Vervoort Dutch soccer referee, dies at 61
1993 William L Shirer writer (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich), dies at 89
1994 Julian Belfrage theatre agent, dies at 60
1995 Harold Francis Collison trade unionist, dies at 84
1997 George Fleming cyclist, dies at 80
1997 James Lees-Milne architecural historian, dies at 89
1997 Ronald Clive Williams actor/comedian, dies at 68

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