16th February, on this day

0374 9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
0600 Pope Gregory the Great decrees saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze
1249 Andrew of Longjumeau was dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols.
1349 Jews are expelled from Burgsdorf, Switzerland
1512 Battle at Valeggio French troops beat Venetianen
1559 Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy
1568 The death sentence is passed on a whole country when the Netherlands is condemned for heresy by the Spanish Inquisition
1641 English king Charles I accept Triennial Act
1646 Battle of Great Torrington, Devon - the last major battle of the first English Civil War.
1659 1st known cheque (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey)
1677 Earl of Shaftesbury arrested/confined in London Tower
1741 Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Magazine) begins publishing
1742 Earl of Wilmington becomes British premier
1751 1st publication of Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard"
1760 Native American hostages killed in Ft Prince George SC
1771 Messier presents his original list of 45 M-objects to French Academy
1777 Messier adds M53 to his catalog (globular cluster in Coma Berenices)
1801 British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger resigns after George III rejects his plans for the emancipatipon of Irish Catholics
1804 Lieutenant Stephen Decatur raids Tripoli Harbor and burns Navy frigate "Philadelphia" after pirates seized it
1828 Athenaeum founded
1832 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches St-Pauls (1ºN, 29ºW)
1838 Kentucky passes law permitting women to attend school under conditions
1840 American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica
1854 Franz Liszt's symphony "Orpheus" premieres
1862 Ft Donelson captured by General Grant (1,400 confederates surrender)
1878 Silver dollar became US legal tender
1894 British troops occupy Ilorin, Gold Coast
1900 1st Chinese daily newspaper in US publishes 1st issue (Chung Sai Yat Po-San Francisco)
1909 1st subway car with side doors goes into service (New York NY)
1909 Serbia mobilizes against Austria-Hungary
1913 President Taft agrees not to intervene in Mexico
1914 1st airplane flight from to Los Angeles from San Francisco
1916 Russian troops conquer Erzurum, Armenia
1917 1st synagogue in 425 years opens in Madrid
1918 Lithuania declares independence from Russia and Germany (National Day)
1920 The United States of America introduces Prohibition - banning the production, sale or involvement with the manufacture of alcohol
1923 Howard Carter finds Pharoah Tutankhamen
1923 Allies accept Latvia's occupation of Memel territory
1927 Noël Coward's "Marquise" premieres in London
1927 US restores diplomatic relations with Turkey
1931 Extreme right wing Svinhufvud becomes President of Finland
1932 The Fianna Fail Party, led by Eamon de Valera, wins the Irish General Election
1932 1st patent issued for a tree, to James Markham for a peach tree
1933 Catholic newspaper Germania warns against Nazis/communists
1936 4th Winter Olympics games close at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1936 Spanish Frente Popular (People's Front) wins elections
1937 DuPont Corp patents nylon, developed by employee Wallace H Carothers
1940 British search plane finds German ship Altmark off Norway. British destroyer HMS Cossack forcibly removes 303 British POWs from the German transport Altmark in neutral Norwegian territorial waters.
1942 German submarines attack Aruba oil refinery
1943 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gets pneumonia
1943 Soviet Union reconquers Kharkov, but is later driven out in the Third Battle of Kharkov.
1943 Sign on Munich facade "Out with Hitler! Long live freedom!" done by "White Rose" student group, caught on 2/18, beheaded on 2/22
1943 Withdrawing Africa Corps reaches Mareth-line in North-Africa
Germans launch a major counter-attack at Anzio, threatening the American beachhead.
1944 Germans, with Panzer forces leading, fail to break out of the Korsun pocket.
1944 Diplomats from the USSR and Finland meet to sign an armistice.
1945 The US begin large scale raids against Tokyo, Japan
1945 US forces land on Corregidor, complete conquest on March 3
1945 Venezuela declares war on Nazi-Germany
1946 1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport CT
1948 Miranda, famous moon of Uranus, photographed for 1st time
1948 1st newsreel telecast, "20th Century Fox-Movietone News" shown on NBC
1950 Longest-running prime-time game show, "What's My Line" begins on CBS
1951 NYC passes bill prohibiting racism in city-assisted housing
1955 Elderly home for Catholic church fire in Yokohama, Japan killed 100
1956 Britain abolishes the death penalty
1959 Fidel Castro named himself Cuba's premier after overthrowing Batista
1960 US nuclear submarine USS Triton set off on underwater round-world trip
1961 1st all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island VA
1961 China uses it's 1st nuclear reactor
1961 US satellite Explorer 9 is launched
1963 "The Beatles" reach Number One in the record charts with Please,Please Me
1964 Beatles' 2nd appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
1965 Pegasus 1 launched to detect micro-meteors
1966 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1968 Beatles George Harrison and John Lennon and wives fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1968 US's 1st 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville AL
1968 Elvis Presley receives gold record for "How Great Thou Art"
1972 German mass murderers "Three of Breda" freed
1977 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
1977 The Anglican Archbishop of Uganda and two Government Ministers are arrested over an alleged plot to over throw Ugandan President Idi Amin
1978 1st Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago)
1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France
1982 Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce
1982 Agatha Barbara elected as 1st female President of Malta
1986 Mário Soares (Socialist) elected Portugal's 1st civilian president
1986 French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad
1987 John Demjanjuk, accused of being "Ivan the Terrible" trial begins
1988 1st documented combat action by US military advisors in El Salvador
1989 Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and North Yemen form common market
1989 Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage
1992 Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow and blue
1994 6.5 earthquake strikes SE Sumatra, kills 200
1994 Premier Alfonso Bustamente ends government in Peru
1998 China Airlines Flight 676 crashes with 202 fatalities
1999 In Uzbekistan a bomb explodes and gunfire is heard at the government headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt against President Islom Karimov.
1999 Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrested one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan
2004 Zhongbai Commercial Plaza fire, Jilin, northeastern China, killed 53
2005 The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.
2006 The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.

16th February 2006

UN calls for Guantanamo closure

Iraq condemns Abu Ghraib images

Two injured in gas platform fire

16th February 2007

Italy orders CIA kidnapping trial

US House to vote on Bush war plan

Chad may face genocide, UN warns

16th February 2008

Deadly blast at Pakistan meeting

Indian Maoists kill 14 in Orissa

Seven killed at US drag car race

16th February 2009

Nuclear subs collide in Atlantic

'US missile strikes' hit Pakistan

French Holocaust role recognised

16th February 2010

US to build two new nuclear power stations

Taliban's Baradar seized in Pakistan

Iraq-Turkey railway re-opens

Birthdates which occurred on 16th February :

1075 Ordericus Vitalis French monk/historian/poet
1497 Philipp Melanchthon Germany, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)
1514 Rhäticus [Rheticus] Austrian astronomer/mathematician
1519 Gaspard de Coligny Huguenot leader/French Admiral
1620 Frederick William Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia
1669 Arnold Boonen Dutch portrait painter
1684 Bohuslav Matej Czernohorsky Czechoslovakian monk/composer
1698 Pierre Bouguer French mathematician (heliometer)
1709 Charles Avison composer
1740 Giambattista Bodoni Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer
1746 Johann Heinse German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic
1774 Pierre Rode composer
1787 Andreas Schelfhout Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer
1788 Juan van Halen Dutch/Spanish officer/adventurer
1790 Chretien Urhan composer
1807 Lysander Cutler Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866
1812 Henry Wilson (R) 18th Vice-President (1873-75)
1813 Joseph Reid Anderson Brigadier General (Confederate Army) died in 1892
1813 Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky composer
1821 Heinrich Barth Hamburg Germany, geographer/explorer (Central Africa)
1822 Francis Galton Birmingham England, anthropologist & geneticist
1822 James Patton Anderson Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1872
1823 Brigadier General John D Imboden organized 1st Virginia Partisan Rangers
1826 Franz von Holstein composer
1826 Joseph V von Scheffel German writer (Gaudeamus)
1831 Nikolai Leskow writer
1832 Camille Armand Jules Marie de Polignac Major General (Confederate Army)
1834 Ernst Heinrich Haeckel Potsdam Germany, biologist (Causes of Evolution)
1836 Benjamin Edward Woolf Dutch composer
1838 Arnoldus Pannevis South African ship's doctor/linguist
1838 Henry Adams Boston MA, US historian, writer (Education of Henry Adams)
1847 Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka German composer (Album polonaise)
1848 Hugo de Vries Dutch botanist (How species emerge)
1850 Octave Mirbeau France, writer (Journal of a Lady's Maid)
1852 Charles Taze Russell founded Jehovah's Witnesses
1852 William Scarborough Macon GA, linguist/author (Birds of Aristophanes)
1854 Oscar Fetras composer
1856 Willem Kes Dutch violinist/composer/conductor (Parkorkest Amsterdam)
1858 Laurence "Lon" Myers US, track star (top US miler)
1866 William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton New Jersey, hall of fame baseball player
1866 Johann Strauss Austria, composer (Waltz King)
1866 Vyacheslav I Ivanov Russian philosopher/classical/poet
1868 Wilhelm Schmidt German anthropologist/linguist (Anthropos)
1876 George Macauley Trevelyan England, historian (Giuseppe Garibaldi)
1878 Selim Palmgren Finnish pianist/composer/conductor (Peter Schlemihl)
1881 Maurits H E Uyldert Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet)
1884 Robert Flaherty Michigan, father of documentary film (Nanook of the North)
1886 Van Wyck Brooks New Jersey, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
1886 Andrew Ducat cricketer (Test for England 1921 (3 & 2) Soccer International)
1890 Semyon Semyonovich Bogatiryov composer
1893 Ivor Armstrong Richards England, literary critic
1896 Alexander Brailowsky Russia, pianist (Chopin)
1896 Charles A L Panzéra French baritone (L'horizon Chimérique)
1898 Katharine Cornell actress (Barretts of Wimpole St)
1900 Albert Maurice Hackett playwright/screenwriter
1901 Chester Morris New York NY, actor (Diagnosis Unknown)
1901 Wayne King Savannah IL, saxophonist/bandleader (the Waltz King)
1903 Edgar Bergen Chicago IL, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy)
1904 Ellis Achong cricketer (West Indian SLA, 8 wickets in 6 Tests)
1904 George F Kennan Milwaukee WI, US ambassador (to Moscow)
1905 Jose Munoz Molleda composer
1905 Lord Franks British ambassador (to US)
1906 Vera Menchik Moscow, 1st official women's world chess champion (1927)
1906 Jeffrey Lynn actor (Tony Rome, Butterfield 8, Up Front)
1907 Anghélos Terzakis Greece, writer (Without God)
1907 Fernando Previtali composer
1907 Henri van Albada Belgian sculptor (Charles V)
1909 Hugh Beaumont Lawrence KS, actor (Ward Cleaver-Leave it to Beaver)
1909 Jeffrey Lynn Auburn MA, actor (My Son Jeep, The Roaring Twenties)
1910 Michael Milne-Watson CEO (BUPA)
1910 Miguel Bernal Jiminez composer
1911 Hal Porter Australia, writer (Tilted Cross, Paper Chase)
1912 Del Sharbutt Cleburne TX, TV announcer (Your Hit Parade)
1912 Arthur Crook British editor (Times Literary Supplement)
1912 Bob Tadema Sporry Dutch (female) author
1912 Machito "Frank Grillo" Florida, bandleader (created salsa music)
1912 Maitland Mackie Lord Lieutenant (Aberdeenshire)
1914 Jimmy Wakely Mineola AR, country singer (5 Star Jubilee)
1914 J Tobin British anaesthetist
1916 William Ballard Doggett jazz musician
1918 Károly earl Khuen-Héderváry Hungarian Governor/premier (1910-12)
1920 Lee Russell Cleveland OH, singer (Vincent Lopez)
1920 Patty Andrews Minneapolis MN, singer (Andrews Sisters)
1920 Hubert van Herreweghen Flemish writer/journalist
1921 Jean Behra auto racer
1922 Geraint Evans British opera vocalist (Knaben Wunderhorn)
1922 Paul van't Veer Dutch journalist/writer (Het Vrije Volk)
1924 James Swaffield Director-General (Swaffield & Clerk to the GLC)
1924 Peter Webster British High Court Judge
1925 David Emms director (London Goodenough Trust for Overseas Graduates)
1925 Per Bailey director (Gatwick & Stansted Airports)
1926 John Schlesinger London England, film director (Midnight Cowboy, Darling)
1926 Jack Levy mechanical engineer
1926 Vera-Ellen [Westmeyr Rohe], Cincinnati OH, actress/dancer (Wonder Man)
1929 Peter Porter Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)
1930 Peggy King Greensburg PA, singer/actress (George Gobel Show)
1930 F G R Cuming painter
1930 Ricou Browning Florida, director/actor (Thunderball)
1931 A Kolleritsch writer
1931 Gamini Goonesena cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for Ceylon, Notts)
1931 George E Sangmeister (Representative-D-IL)
1931 Ken Takakura [Goichi Oda], Kita Japan, actor (A Story of the Antarctic)
1932 Gretchen Wyler Bartlesville OK, actress (Silk Stockings)
1932 A Appelfeld writer
1932 Nand Baert Belgian radio/TV-host
1932 Otis Blackwell composer/singer
1934 Austin "Ted" Taylor US gospel/R&B-singer (Be Ever Wonderful)
1934 Marlene Bauer Hagge Eureka SD, LPGA golfer (1950 Woman Athlete of the Year)
1935 Brian Bedford England, actor (Anthony-Coronet Blue)
1935 Sonny Bono Detroit MI, singer (Sonny & Cher, Mayor-R-Palm Springs CA)
1935 Robin Clark chemist (FRS)
1937 Paul Bailey novelist
1937 Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko cosmonaut
1938 Barry Primus New York NY, actor (Sergeant McKenna-Cagney & Lacey, Boxcar Bertha)
1938 John Corigliano New York NY, composer (Fern Hill, Ghosts of Versailles)
1939 David Griffiths portrait painter
1939 Harold Kalin singer
1940 Karoli Ruth Needles painter
1941 Vitali Kuznetsov USSR, judo (Olympics-silver-1972)
1942 Gabriel Brncic composer
1942 Kim Chong-Il [Yura], President of North-Korea (1994- )
1943 Anthony Dowell London, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet)
1943 J D Moore headmaster (St Dunstan's College)
1943 James Beaton British GC
1944 Richard Ford US author (Sportswriter)
1946 Aleksandr Shaparenko USSR, 1K kayak (Olympics-gold-1972)
1946 Ian Lavender British actor (Stupid Boy in Dad's Army)
1946 J R Farndon British consultant surgeon
1949 Dorus Vrede Surinam poet (Otobanda; the Other Bank)
1950 William Katt Los Angeles CA, actor (Greatest American Hero, 1st Love)
1950 Peter Hain British MP
1953 George Martin NFL defensive back (New York Giants)
1953 Andre St Lauren NHLer
1953 Mike Ford New York NY, Canadian Tour golfer (1976 Port Jefferson Open)
1954 David Lombardo rocker
1954 Iain [Menzies] Banks UK, sci-fi author (Wasp Factory)
1954 Michael Holding cricket fast bowler (Whispering Death-Awesome for West Indies)
1955 Guy Gallo New Orleans LA, writer (Under the Volcano)
1955 Jeff Clayton US jazz saxophonist/composer (Groove Shop)
1956 James Ingram singer (On the Wings of Love)
1957 LeVar Burton Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)
1958 Lisa Loring actress (As the World Turns, Wednesday-Addams Family)
1958 Herb Williams NBA center (Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks)
1958 Ice-T rap singer/actor (New Jack City, Tank Girl, Crazy Six)
1958 John Paul Morse Marshall MI, PGA golfer (1995 United Airlines)
1959 John P McEnroe tennis player (US Open 1979-81, 84 Wimbledon 1981, 83, 84)
1959 Kelly Tripuka Glenn Ridge NJ, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz)
1961 Andy Taylor Dolver-Hampton England, rock guitarist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
1962 Alexa Kenin New York NY, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever)
1962 Tony Kiley rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
1964 Mark Price NBA guard (Cleveland Caveliers)
1966 Eric Uptagrafft Spokane WA, prone rifle (Olympics-1996)
1967 Robert Massey NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions)
1968 Cecil Gray NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
1968 Erik Regtop Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1969 Claude Lambert Montréal Québec Canada, boxer (Olympics-96)
1969 Fermin Cacho Barcelona Spain, 1500 meter (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96)
1969 Tim Costo US baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
1970 Saskia Linssen Venlo Holland, playmate (June 1991)
1971 Anthony Abrams NFL defensive tackle (Kansas City Chiefs)
1971 Chi Kredell Long Beach CA, water polo driver (Olympics-96)
1971 Larry Jones NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
1971 Marco Sas Dutch soccer player (NAC)
1971 Mike Hubbard Lynchburg VA, catcher (Chicago Cubs)
1971 Shivanthini Dharmasiri Miss Sri Lanka-Universe (1996)
1971 Van Tuinei defensive end (San Diego Chargers)
1972 Jerome Bettis running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1973 Cathy Freeman Mackay Australia, 100 meter/200 meter/400 meter (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
1973 James Young Australian water polo player (Olympics-96)
1974 Kimberly Dawn Whipany Oklahoma, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
1974 Jevon Langford defensive end (Cincinnati Bengals)
1974 Kathy McCormack ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics-silver-98)
1975 Casey Barrett Montréal Québec Canada, 200 meter Butterfly (Olympics-96)
1975 Marty Murray Deloraine, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1977 Alexei Morozov NHL forward (Team Russia Olympics-silver-1998, Pittsburgh)
1977 Trina Jackson 4X200 meter freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1978 Caroline Hunt Chicago IL, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
1979 Emma Louise DeSilets Miss Washington Teen-USA (1997)
1985 Larry Ward actor (Frank Ragan-Dakotas), dies at 69
1998 Mr Jefferson Virginia, 1st cloned calf
2335 Geordi La Forge character on Star Trek Next Generation


Deaths which occurred on February 16th:
0309 Pamphilus van Caesarea Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded
0923 Abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari Islamic historian, dies at 83
1247 Hendrik Raspe [Papenking], count of Thüringen, dies
1279 Afonso III King of Portugal (1248-79), dies
1391 Johannes V Palaeologus Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies
1538 Everhard/Erardus van de Mark prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65
1600 Giordano Bruno burned at stake
1653 Johannes Schultz composer, dies at 70
1754 Richard Mead physician, dies
1779 William Boyce English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies
1791 Richard earl d'Alton Austria General of S Netherlands, commits suicide at 58
1799 Charles Theoby ruler (Palts & Bayern), dies at 74
1803 Jan V clav Stich Bohemian composer, dies at 56
1823 Johann Gottfried Schict composer, dies at 69
1825 George Gerson composer, dies at 34
1829 François-Joseph Gossec Belgian/French composer (Messe of Morts), dies at 95
1834 Lionel Lukin life boat pioneer, dies
1851 Anne Nagell van Ampsen Dutch politician, dies at 95
1857 Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers French engraver, dies at 77
1857 Elisha Kent Kane Arctic explorer (Kane Basin), dies at 37
1858 Georg F Creuzer German philological/historian, dies at 86
1864 Vaclav Jindrich Veit composer, dies at 58
1892 Henry Walter Bates naturalist/explorer (South America), dies
1899 François Félix Faure President of France (1895-99), dies at 57
1900 George Labram US mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle
1907 Giosué Carducci poet (Nobel 1906), dies
1910 Albert Heinrich Zabel composer, dies at 75
1912 Edgar Evans British explorer (Antarctica), dies
1915 Emil Waldteufel [Charles Levy], French composer (Estudiantina), dies
1916 [Gerard] Jan Ligthart Dutch educator (Ot & Sien), dies at 57
1916 Jeltje de Bosch Kemper Dutch feminist, dies at 79
1931 Dirk Schäfer Dutch pianist/composer (Klavier), dies at 57
1933 Archie Jackson cricketer (of TB, Australia bat too briefly average 47.4), dies
1934 Eduard Bagritsky [Dzjubin], Russian poet/journalist, dies at 38
1936 Tommy Ward South African cricket wicket keeper (23 Tests), electrocuted
1938 Otto zur Linde German author (Lieder of the Leids), dies at 64
1939 Jura Soyfer writer, dies at 26
1944 Edmund von Borck composer, dies at 37
1945 Billy Frank cricketer (Test South Africa vs England 1896, 5 & 2, 1-52), dies
1945 Rudolf Värnlund Swedish playwright (Upproret), dies at 45
1950 David Denton cricketer (England batsman in 11 Tests 1905-10), dies
1951 Henri Velge 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State), dies at 65
1952 Knut [Pedersen] Hamsun Norwegian writer (Wanders, Nobel 1920), dies
1957 Leslie Hore-Belisha [Lord Halifax], British Minister of Transport, dies at 63
1963 Laszlo Lajtha composer, dies at 70
1966 Hendrik W Tilanus artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81
1967 Smiley Burnette cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction), dies at 55
1968 Healey Willan composer, dies at 87
1973 Pieter Van der Bijl cricketer (outstanding South African bat in 1938-39), dies
1979 Louise Allbritton actress (Celia-Stage Door), dies at 58
1979 William Gargan actor (New Adventures of Martin Kane), dies at 73
1979 Nematullah Nassiri Iran General/head of Savak, executed
1981 Howard Hanson composer, dies at 84
1984 Ken Williams TV announcer (Video Village), dies at 69
1985 Larry Ward actor (Frank Ragan-Dakotas), dies at 69
1986 Howard Da Silva Cleveland OH, actor (Ben Franklin-1776), dies at 76
1987 Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky composer, dies at 82
1990 Keith Haring artist/cartoonist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDs at 31
1991 Enrique B Varela commandant Nicaragua contra's, dies
1992 Abbas Musawi leader of Hezbollah, assassinated
1992 Angela Carter British novelist (Magic Toyshop), dies of cancer at 51
1992 George Mann MacBeth Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies
1992 Janio Quadros President of Brazil (1961), dies
1992 Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder court judge Amsterdam (squatters), dies at 78
1993 Donald Phelps dies of AIDS at 61
1993 Richard Salant news president (CBS-60 Minutes), dies at 78
1995 John Everett Allen US businessman, dies at 91
1995 Martin Soames traveller, dies at 91
1996 Brownie McGhee blues guitarist, dies at 81
1996 Charles McCorquodale art historian, dies at 47
1996 Edmund G "Pat" Brown politician, dies at 90
1996 Kenneth Robinson politician/businessman, dies at 84
1996 MacLean Stevenson actor (MASH), dies of heart attack at 66
1996 Roger Bowen actor (MASH, Main Event, What about Bob), dies at 62
1996 Susan Bosence textile designer, dies at 82
1996 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
1998 Martha Gellhorn war reporter (Reuthers), dies at 89

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