21st February, on this day

362 Athanasius returns to Alexandria
1173 Pope Alexander III canonizes Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury
1184 Battle of Awazu Minamoto no Yoshinaka made his final stand at Awazu
1245 Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, was granted resignation after having confessed to torture and forgery
1281 Simon de Brion begin new life as Pope Martinus IV
1440 The Prussian Confederation is formed.
1431 England begins trial against Joan of Arc
1513 Pope Julius II ends papacy
1543 Battle at Wayna Daga Ethiopian/Portugese troops beat Moslem army
1564 Philip II routes cardinal Granvelle to Franche-Comté
1574 Spanish garrison of Middelburg, Netherlands surrenders
1598 Boris Godunov crowned tsar
1613 Michael Romanov is elected Tsar of Russia, founding the House of Romanov which rules until the Russian Revolution in 1917
1764 John Wilkes thrown out of English House of Commons for "Essay on Women"
1777 English ambassador Joseph Yorke demands dismissal of Governor for saluting US flag
1795 Freedom of worship established in France under constitution
1797 Trinidad, West Indies surrenders to the British
1804 1st locomotive, Richard Trevithick's, runs for 1st time, in Wales
1828 1st American Indian newspaper in US, Cherokee Phoenix (weekly), Georgia
1842 1st known sewing machine patented in US, John Greenough, Washington DC
1846 1st US woman telegrapher, Sarah G Bagley, Lowell,MA s
1848 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish the Communist Manifesto.
1849 Battle of Gujrat was the decisive battle of the Second Anglo-Sikh War
1858 Edwin T Holmes installs 1st electric burglar alarm (Boston, MA)
1862 Texas Rangers win Confederate victory at Battle of Val Verde, New Mexico
1862 Confederate Constitution and Presidency are declared permanent
1864 1st US Catholic parish church for blacks dedicated, Baltimore MD
1874 Benjamin Disraeli replaces William Gladstone as English premier
1878 1st telephone directory (with 50 names) issued (New Haven CT)
1883 2nd French government of Ferry begins
1885 Washington Monument dedicated (Washington DC)
1887 1st US bacteriology laboratory opens (Brooklyn)
125 die in a coal mine (Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada
1901 Founding of the Republic of Cuba
1902 Dr Harvey Cushing, 1st US brain surgeon, does his 1st brain operation
1907 SS Berlin sinks off Hoek van Holland Netherlands (142 dead)
1909 John Galsworthy's "Strife" premieres in London
1910 John Galsworthy's "Justice" premieres in London
1911 Gustav Mahler conducts his last concerto (Berceuse élégique)
1913 Battle of Bizani ends. Balkan Wars battle
1914 White Wolf troops attack Zhanjiang China
1915 20th Russian Army corps surrenders
1916 Battle of Verdun (WWI) begins (1 million casualties)
1917 British Mendi sinks off Isle of Wight, 646 die (607 blacks)
1917 Train near Chirurcha, Romania catches fire and explodes; 100s die
1918 Australians chase Turkish troop out of Jericho, Dutch Palestine
1919 German National Meeting accepts Anschluss incorporation of Austria
1919 Revolutionary strike in Barcelona
1922 Airship Rome explodes at Hampton Roads Virginia; 34 die
1922 Great Britain grants Egypt independence
1925 Mass meeting of SPD's Reichsbanner Black-Red-Gold in Magdeburg
1931 Alka Seltzer introduced
1932 Camera exposure meter patented, WN Goodwin
1932 André Tardieu becomes premier of France
1933 Battle of Rehe The Japanese attacked and successfully captured the Chinese province
1934 Nicaraguan patriot Augusto Cesar Sandino assassinated by National Guard
1939 Belgian government of Pierlot forms
General Nikolaus von Falkenhorst is placed in command of the upcoming German invasion of Norway.
1941 US Senate accepts Omar Bradley's demotion to Brigadier-General
1941 German forces move through Bulgaria toward the Greek front.
1943 Dutch Roman Catholic bishops protest against persecution of Jews
1943 Americans take the Russel Islands, part of the Solomons chain.
1943 German offensive at Western Dorsalgebergte, Tunisia

1944 "The War As It Happens" news show premieres on NBC (NYC only)
1945 British Army captures Goch
1945 Vicious fighting in and around Manila.
1945 US 10th Armour division overthrows Orscholz line
1946 Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt
1947 1st instant developing camera demonstrated in NYC, by E H Land
1948 NASCAR is incorporated.
1952 Bangladesh Martyrs Day (martyrs of Bengali Language Movement)
1952 Identity cards abolished in Britain
1952 Liz Taylor's 2nd marriage (Michael Wilding)
1953 F Crick and J Watson discover structure of DNA-molecule
1958 Egypt-Syria as UAR elect Nasser President (99.9% vote)
1961 Mercury-Atlas 2 reentry test reaches 172 km
1961 Gabon adopts constitution
1963 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatle wallpaper to US
1965 Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.
1966 Indonesia's President Sukarno fires General Nasution
1968 150,000 demonstrate against leftist students in West-Berlin
1969 1st launching of heavy N-1 rocket at Baikonur, Kazachstan (explodes)
1970 A bomb in the cargo hold of Swissair Flight 330, a Convair CV-990, detonates 9 minutes after takeoff from Zürich International Airport in Kloten, Switzerland. All 38 passengers and 9 crew members perished.
1970 Jackson 5 make TV debut on "American Bandstand"
1970 Pathet Lao conquerors Xieng Khuang and Muong Suy
1971 Series of tornadoes cuts through Mississippi and Louisiana killing 117
1972 US President Richard Nixon meets Chinese premier Mao Tse Tung in Peking
1972 The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon
1973 Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114, a Boeing 727, flies off course and is shot down by Israeli jets in the Sinai war zone, killing 108 of 113 people on board.
1974 Israeli forces leave western Suez
1974 Yugoslavia adopts constitution
1975 Watergate scandal : John Mitchell, H R Haldeman and John D Ehrlichman sentenced to 2½-8 years
1977 74 Unification Church couples wed in New York, NY
1979 Japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite and Corsa-B (550/580 km)
1981 Japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k)
1981 NASA launches Comstar D-4
1981 "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured
1986 AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School
1987 Syrian army marches into Beirut
1988 In London, workmen discover the grave of Queen Boadicea underneath Platform 8 at Kings Cross Station
1988 Actor Dudley Moore marries actress Brogan Lane
1988 During a live TV broadcast, televangelist Jimmy Swaggart (age 52) admitted to visiting a prostitute, then announced he would be leaving his ministry for an unspecified length of time. (Defrocked in April by the Assemblies of God, he was ordered to stay off TV for a year, but returned after only three months)
1989 US bust Chinese heroin ring, capture record 820 lbs heroin ($1 billion street value)
1991 USSR announces Iraq agrees to a proposal to end Persian Gulf War US calls the plan unacceptable
1995 RAF-pilot Jo Salter is 1st woman to fly in a tornado
1995 Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.
1997 "Empire Strikes Back, special edition" premieres
2004 The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome
2007 Adam Air Flight 172, a Boeing 737, suffers structural damage while landing near Surabaya, Indonesia. None of the 149 people on board were seriously injured.
2007 Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigns from office. His resignation is rejected by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano.

21st February 2006

Baghdad market bombing kills 22

EU debates poultry vaccinations

Hamas invited to form government

21st February 2007

Blair announces Iraq troops cut

Italy PM 'to submit resignation'

Protest ban in Zimbabwe capital

21st February 2008

Thousands in Serb Kosovo protest

Ferry sinks in Amazon collision

US missile hits 'toxic satellite'

21st February 2009

Slovak bus-rail crash 'kills 11'

Four killed in Nigerian clashes

Huge protest over Irish economy

21st February 2010

Petraeus: Marjah start of long campaign

Rebel chief killed in Philippines raid

Israel unveils new drone

Birthdates which occurred on 21st February :

1417 Louis IX Duke of Bayern (University of Ingolstadt)
1484 Joachim I Nestor elector (Brandenburg, Constitution)
1556 Sethus Calvisius composer
1674 Johann Augustin Kobelius composer
1684 Justus van Effen writer/founder (Holland Spectator)
1690 Christoph Stoltzenberg composer
1710 Willem van Haren Frisian nobleman/poet (Human Life)
1728 Peter III Kiel Germany, Russian tsar (1761-62), husband of Catherine
1730 Charles L Fournier Flemish writer/painter
1744 Eise J Eisinga Frisia, built planetarium Franeker
1776 Vincenzo Lavigna composer
1779 Friedrich C von Savigny German lawyer
1785 Karl A Varnhagen von Ense German officer/author (Die Sterner)
1794 Antonio López de Santa Anna President of México (1833-36)
1795 Francisco Manuel da Silva composer
1800 John Henry Winder Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1865
1801 John Henry Newman England, cardinal/churchman/author (Dream of Gerontius)
1801 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda composer
1802 George Douglas Ramsey Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1882
1805 David Tod US diplomat/(Governor-R-OH, 1861-63)
1814 Nicolo Gabrielli composer
1815 Ernest Meissonier French painter/sculptor
1817 José Zorrilla y Moral Vallodolid Spain, poet/dramatist (El rey Loco)
1821 Charles Scribner US, music publisher (Scribner Catalog)
1829 Johnson Hagood Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1898
1831 Eduard Rappoldi composer
1836 Léo Delibes Saint-Germain-du-Val France, ballet composer (Coppélia)
1836 Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes composer
1836 Emil Hartmann composer
1837 Rosalía de Castro Spanish writer (Canteres Gallegos, Follas Novas)
1844 Charles-Marie Widor Lyons France, composer/professor (Paris Conservatory)
1852 [James] Burner Matthews US playwright/critic (New York Times)
1855 Alice Freeman Palmer educator (Hall of Fame)
1856 Hendrik P Berlage architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam)
1857 Jules de Trooz baron/premier of Belgium (1907)
1861 Pierre Breville composer
1867 Otto Hermann Kahn Banker, organized Metropolitan Opera Company
1875 Jeanne Louise Calment France, world's oldest woman (died at 122)
1876 Constantin Brancusi Romanian/French sculptor (Princesse X)
1877 Jacob D du Toit [Totius] South African poet/theologist
1878 Fritz Cortolezis composer
1880 Frank Orth Philadelphia PA, actor (Boston Blackie, The Brothers)
1881 Savilly Tartakower Austrian/Polish/French chess player
1883 J M M "Mick" Commaille cricketer (dual South African cricket/soccer representative)
1885 Sacha Guitry France, actor/playwright (Story of a Cheat)
1887 Savielly [Xavier] G Tartakower Austrian/Polish/French chess player
1888 Florence Bates Texas, actress (Moon & Sixpence, Love Crazy, San Antonio)
1888 Willem Banning Dutch theologist/sociologist (Religious Build Up)
1889 Felix Aylmer actor (Anastasia, Hamlet, Iron Duke, Macbeth, St Joan)
1893 Andrés Segovia Linares Spain, classical guitarist
1893 Vsevolod Pudovkin Soviet film director/theorist (Mother, Deserter)
1896 Sylvain Poons Dutch cabaret performer (Blue Jackets)
1897 Celia Lovsky Vienna Austria, actress (Airport, Harlow, T'Pau-Star Trek)
1898 Vassily Vainonen Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)
1900 Madeleine Renaud French actress/theater director (Plaisir)
1900 Sydney Arnold English comic/actor (Miss Jones & Son)
1902 Arthur D Nock English/US historian (St Paul)
1902 Bob [Hijman] Scholte Dutch vocalist
1902 John Smallenbroek Dutch minister of Internal Affairs
1903 Anaïs Nin Paris, novelist (Winter of Artifice, House of Incense)
1903 Thomas Yawkey baseball owner (Boston Red Sox)
1903 Eric Fogg composer
1903 Madeleine Renaud Paris France, actress (Helene, Longest Day)
1903 Raymond Queneau [M Presle], French author (Un Enfant a Dit)
1904 Armand Preud'homme Flemish organist/poet
1907 Wystan Hugh Auden US, poet (Age of Anxiety-Pulitzer 1948)
1909 George G F van Renesse Dutch pianist/music director
1909 Hans Erni Switzerland, painter/sculptor
1909 Helen O Dickens [Henderson], US physician/gynaecologist
1910 Douglas R S Bader British pilot (WWII)
1912 Arline Judge actress (Girls in Chains, Mad Wednesday, Age of Consent)
1912 Nikita Magaloff Russian/Swiss pianist (Arkadia 598-Schubert)
1912 Patrick Murphy English multi-millionaire
1913 Glenn M Anderson (Representative-D-CA, 1969- )
1914 Arnold S Denker New York, US chess champion (1944-46)
1914 Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder Dutch journalist (Parool/VARA)
1915 Ann Sheridan Denton TX, actress (Dodge City, Good Sam, Another World)
1915 Godfrey Brown England, 4 X 400 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1936)
1917 Victor G M Marijnen Dutch premier (1963-65)
1922 Murray "the K" Kaufman NYC DJ (5th Beatle)
1922 Uros Krek composer
1923 Zvi Zeitlin Dubrovnik Yugoslavia, violinist/professor (Eastman School)
1923 Lola Flores entertainer
1923 Lucille Bremer dancer/actress (Ruthless, Ziegfeld Follies)
1924 Robert G Mugabe Premier/President of Zimbabwe
1925 Al Fann Cleveland OH, actor (Alvin-He's the Mayor)
1925 Jack Ramsay NBA coach
1925 Sam Peckinpah Fresno CA, film director (The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs)
1926 Hans Andreus [Johan W van der Zant], Dutch poet (Animal Language)
1927 Erma Bombeck Dayton OH, humorist (The Grass is Always Greener...)
1927 Hubert de Givenchy Beauvais France, fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn)
1927 Patricia Benoit Ft Worth TX, actress (As The World Turns, Nancy-Mr Peepers)
1927 Pierre Mercure composer
1930 Elizabeth Adams madame
1931 Larry Hagman TV actor (I Dream of Jeannie, Dallas)
1932 Harald V King of Norway (1991- )
1933 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], Tyron NC, singer/pianist ("I Loves You Porgy")
1934 Rue McClanahan Healdton OK, actress (Maude, Golden Girls)
1935 Mark McManus actor (Taggart, Nightstick, 2000 Weeks, 12th Night)
1936 Barbara Jordan Houston TX, (Representative-D-TX, 1972-78)
1937 Gary Lockwood Van Nuys CA, actor (2001, Survival Zone, Lieutenant)
1937 Ron Clarke Australia, runner (held 19 world records)
1938 Beryl F Anthony Jr (Representative-D-CA, 1979- )
1939 Richard Beymer Avoca IA, actor (West Side Story, Diary of Anne Frank)
1939 Ron Nagle rock producer (Riding with the King)
1940 Peter McEnery England, actor (Game is Over, Moonspinners)
1940 John Lewis (Representative-D-GA)
1941 Charlie Shelburne English earl/large landowner
1942 Margarethe Von Trotta Berlin Germany, actress/director (Marianne)
1943 David Geffen Brooklyn NY, record producer (Geffen, Asylum)
1943 Duncan Swift jazz pianist
1943 Roberto Faenza director (Cop Killers, Corrupt)
1944 Kitty Winn Washington DC, actress (Beacon Hill)
1944 Herman de Coninck Flemish writer/poet (Impossible Work)
1945 Paul Newton rock bassist
1945 Sudhir Naik cricketer (Indian Test batsman in 2 Tests 1974)
1946 Tricia Nixon Cox Richard Milhaus Nixon's daughter (or 0202)
1946 Tyne Daly Madison WI, actress (Cagney & Lacey, Angel Unchained)
1946 Alan Rickman actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves)
1946 Desmond Lewis West Indies cricket batsman/keeper (average 86.33 in 3 Tests)
1947 Jill Eikenberry actress (Ann Kelsey-LA Law)
1947 Olympia J Snowe (Representative-R-ME, 1979- )
1948 Larry Ragland Richmond VA, comedian (Keep on Truckin')
1949 Jerry Harrison Milwaukee WI, rock keyboardist (Talking Heads-And She Was)
1951 John Parker cricketer (New Zealand batsman of 70s)
1951 Michael Cotten rock synthesizer (Tubes)
1951 Vince Welnick rock keyboardist (Tubes)
1952 Jean-Jacques Brunel rock bassist (Stranglers-Dreamtime)
1953 Christine Ebersole Park Forest IL, actress (Saturday Night Live, Barbara-Valerie, My Favorite Martian, Tootsie)
1953 William L Petersen actor (Return to Lonesome Dove)
1954 Ivo van Damme Belgium, 800/1500 meter dash (Olympics-silver-1976)
1956 Woody Brown Dayton OH, actor (Cliff-Facts of Life, Flamingo Road, Dominion)
1958 Jack Coleman Easton PA, actor (Steven Carrington-Dynasty)
1958 Jake Steinfeld exercise expert (Body by Jake)
1958 Alan Trammell Garden Grove CA, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
1958 Mary-Chapin Carpenter Princeton NJ, country singer (This Shirt, Shooting Straight in the Dark)
1961 Christopher Atkins Rye NY, actor (Peter-Dallas, Blue Lagoon)
1961 Ranking Roger rock vocalist (English Beat-Drowning)
1961 Yobes Ondieki Kenya, 10K runner (world record)
1963 Greg Turner Dunedin New Zealand, Australasia golfer
1963 Michael Gostigian Newtown Square PA, pentathlete (Olympics-16th-88, 92, 96)
1964 Alana Soares Redondo Beach CA, playmate (March 1983)
1964 Mark E Kelly Orange NJ, Lieutenant USN/astronaut
1964 Scott J Kelly Orange NJ, Lieutenant USN/astronaut
1964 Willie Pless CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
1965 Jayson Meyer Regina Saskatchewan, hockey defenseman (Team Germany)
1965 Keith Arthurton cricketer (Charlestown, Nevis West Indies lefty bat)
1966 Bronwen Booth London, actress (Andy-One Life to Live, Glory & Honor)
1966 Chris Donnels US baseball infielder (Houston Astros)
1966 Edie Boyer St Paul MN, discus thrower
1966 Tommy Hendricks rocker
1966 Wendy James London England, vocalist (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
1967 Bas Roorda Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, NEC)
1967 Leroy Russel Burrell Philadelphia PA, long jumper (Olympics-96)
1967 Patrick Lodewijks Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
1968 Todd Ferich computer language expert
1968 Pellom McDaniels NFL defensive end (Kansas City Chiefs)
1968 Terry Allen NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins)
1969 Dean Noel CFL full back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1969 Petra Kronberger Austrian alpine skier (Olympics-gold-1992)
1970 Javier De La Hoya Mexican/US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1970 Marc Woodard NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
1970 Michael Slater cricketer (devastating Australia opening bat since 1993)
1970 Patrick Pilloni hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
1970 Will Moore NFL wide receiver (New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars)
1971 Arco Jochemsen Dutch soccer player (SVDB, Vitesse)
1971 Jeff Schmidt US baseball pitcher (California Angels)
1971 Jey Phillips WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 Jose Solano actor (Baywatch)
1971 Terry Mickens NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1972 Karl DeWolf hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
1973 Brian Rolston Flint, NHL left wing (Olympics-1994, New Jersey Devils)
1973 Les Gutches Medford OR, 180½ lbs freestyle wrestler (Olympics-1996)
1974 Alexei Lojkin NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics-98)
1974 Rohsaan Griffin Texas City TX, 200 meter runner
1975 Troy Slaten actor (Jerry-Parker Lewis Can't Lose)
1975 Scott Miller Sydney New South Wales Australia, swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)
1976 Robin Confer soccer forward (Olympics-96)
1976 Ryan Smyth Banff, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
1979 Jennifer Love Hewitt Waco TX, actress (Party of Five, Time of Your Life, The Audrey Hepburn Story, I Know What You Did Last Summer)
1986 Amedeo Belgium, son of princess Astrid/arch duke Lorenz


Deaths which occurred on February 21st:
0556 Maximianus van Ravenna bishop (Basilica S Stefano), dies
1513 Julius II [Giuliano dellea Rovere], Roman Catholic Pope (1503-13), dies at 69
1554 Hieronymus Bock German doctor (founder of modern botany), dies
1595 Robert Southwell English Jesuit/poet, hanged
1624 Dirck van Baburen Dutch painter (Sepulture), dies at about 28
1648 Christian IV king of Denmark/Norway, dies
1653 Adriaen Pauw master of Heemstede/Dutch Grand Pensionary, dies at 71
1677 [Benedictus] Baruch Spinoza philosopher, dies at 44
1684 Pieter van den Abeelen Dutch jeweller, dies at about 75
1689 Isaacus Vossius Dutch [Isaac Vos], librarian, dies
1711 Joan van Hoorn Governor-General of Netherlands-Indies (1707-09), dies at 57
1730 Benedict XIII [Pietro F Orsini], Pope (1724-30), dies at 81
1790 Johann Friedrich Kloffler composer, dies at 64
1803 Edward Despard last person drawn & quartered in England
1842 Wojciech Zywny composer, dies at 85
1852 Nikolai Gogol Russian playwright (Dead Souls), dies
1862 Justinus A C Kerner German family doctor/poet/writer, dies at 75
1864 Jeffery Forrest US Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle
1872 Pavel P Gagarin Russian monarch/politician, dies at 82
1876 Henry John Gauntlett composer, dies at 70
1879 Peter P van Bosse Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69
1884 John Pike Hullah composer, dies at 71
1894 Gustave Caillebotte French shipbuilding designer/painter, dies at 45
1919 Giovanni Bolzoni composer, dies at 77
1919 Habib Ullah Chan emir of Afghanistam (1901-19), murdered at 46
1919 Karl von Hohenzollern Prince of Belgium, dies
1919 Kurt Eisner premier Bayern (socialist), murdered at 51
1924 Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi composer, dies at 78
1925 Alfred Baldwin Sloan composer, dies at 52
1926 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes Dutch physicist (Nobel 1913), dies at 72
1938 George Ellery Hale astronomer, dies
1938 Albert Huybrechts composer, dies at 39
1945 Eric Liddell Scottish runner (Olympics-gold 1924), dies at 43
1948 Frederick Archibald Lamond composer, dies at 80
1949 Ernest Walker composer, dies at 78
1951 Anton Roemer Dutch actor (Gay Death), dies at 63
1956 Edwin Franko Goldman composer, dies at 78
1961 Blaise Cendrars [Frédéric Sauser-Hall], Switzerland, poet, dies at 73
1965 Malcolm X [Little], black Moslem leader, assassinated in New York NY at 39
1968 Anthony Asquith British director (Court Martial), dies at 65
1969 José de Capriles Mexican-born US Olympics fencer, dies
1971 Adolph Weiss composer, dies at 79
1976 Frieda Inescort Scottish actress (Meet Corliss Archer), dies at 74
1979 Glendon Gibbs cricketer (Test Cricket West Indies vs Australia 1955), dies
1979 Ray Whitley composer, dies
1980 Chester H Lauck actor (2 Weeks to Live, Goin' to Town), dies at 78
1984 Michail A Sholochov Russian writer (Ocean Don, Nobel 1965), dies
1985 Louis Hayward actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors), dies of lung cancer at 75
1985 Eric Herfst Dutch cabaret performer (Floris), dies at 47
1985 Ina Claire actress/comedienne (3 Broadway Girls), dies of stroke at 92
1991 Dame Margot Fonteyn ballerina, dies of cancer at 71
1991 Roger Swaybill actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point), dies at 47
1992 Eva A Jessye US singer/actress (Eva Jessye Choir), dies at 97
1992 Franc Holden British astronomer (Binary Stars), dies
1992 Jane Pickens Langley Hoving singer, dies at 83
1992 Kate A ter Horst-Arriëns Dutch nurse (Battle of Arnhem), dies at 85
1992 Roberto D'Aubuisson El Salvadorian founder (ARENA), dies
1992 William S Magginetti dies at 98
1994 Frederick Edward Nicklin architect, dies at 68
1994 William Elgin Swinton child Psychiatrist, dies at 54
1995 Robert Bolt British playwright (Doctor Zhivago, Bounty), dies at 70
1996 Horace Leonard Gold science fiction writer/editor, dies at 81
1996 Jean Burroughs educationalist, dies at 67
1996 Morton Gould composer, dies at 82
1996 Terence Edward Armstrong polar geographer, dies at 75
1997 Kenneth Rowntree painter, dies at 81
1997 Michael Hollings catholic priest/crusader, dies at 75

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