24th February, on this day

0303 1st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued by Galerius
1208 St Francis of Assisi, 26, received his vocation in Portiuncula, Italy
1296 Pope Boniface VIII degree Clericis Iaicos
1387 King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
1389 Battle at Falköping Danes defeat King Albert of Sweden
1496 England's Henry VII ends commercial dispute with Flanders
1510 Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice
1525 Battle at Pavia Emperor Karel V's troops beat French king, François I caught taken/8700 killed
1527 Ferdinand of Austria crowned as king of Bohemia
1528 János Zápolyai, Hungarian king, recognizes Sultan Suleiman's suzerainty
1530 1st imperial coronation by a Pope. Charles V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor and King of Italy by Pope Clement VII at Bologna
1538 King Ferdinand of Austria and King János Zápolyai of Hungary sign Peace of Grosswardein
1541 Santiago, Chile founded by Pedro de Valvidia
1552 Privileges of the Hanseatic League in England are abrogated
1581 Pope Gregory approves the results of his calendar reform commission
1582 Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style (Gregorian) calendar
1597 Flemish painter Frederick of Valckenborch becomes porter of Frankfurt-on-Main
1607 Claudio Monteverdi's opera "Orfeo" premieres in Mantua. 0ne of the first works recognized as an opera
1613 English princess Elizabeth marries earl Frederik of Palts
1645 Battle of Jankov one of the bloodiest of the Thirty Years' War
1711 Händel's opera "Rinaldo" premieres, London
1739 Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah
1779 George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes IN from British
1786 Charles Cornwallis appointed Governor-General of India
1793 French troops conquer Breda
1804 London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.
1807 17 die and 15 wounded in a crush to witness execution of Holloway, Heggerty and Elizabeth Godfrey in England
1821 Mexico gains independence from Spain
1831 Battle of Bialoleka between Poland and Russia.
1835 Siwinowe Kesibwi (Shawnee Sun) is 1st Indian language monthly magazine
1836 3,000 Mexicans attack 182 Texans at the Alamo, lasts 13 days
1839 Steam shovel patented by William Otis, Philadelphia
1848 King Louis-Philippe abdicates, 2nd French republic declared
1857 1st perforated US postage stamps delivered to the government
1863 Battle of Malogoszcz one of biggest battles of the January Uprising
1863 Arizona Territory created
1863 Forrest's raid on Brentwood TN
1864 Battle of Tunnel Hill, GA (Buzzard's Roost)
1868 House of Representatives vote 126 to 47, to impeach President Andrew Johnson
1868 1st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile AL)
1875 The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast with the loss of approximately 102 lives.
1876 Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" premieres in Oslo
1881 De Lesseps' Company begins work on Panamá Canal
1887 Paris and Brussels become the first two cities to be linked by telephone
1891 French troops under Captain Archinard occupy Diéna, West Sudan
1894 Nicaragua captures Tegucigalpa, Honduras
1895 Cuban war of independence begins
1902 Battle at Yzer Spruit Boer General De la Rey beats British
1903 US signs agreement acquiring a naval station at Guantanamo Bay Cuba
1905 Official opening of the Simplon Tunnel linking Switzerland and Italy
1909 British suffragettes attempt to break into the Houses of Parliament - police make 29 arrests
1917 German plan to get Mexican help in WWI exposed (Zimmerman telegram)
1917 Russian revolution breaks out
1918 Estonia declares independence from Russia
1920 American born Nancy Astor becomes the first woman to speak in the House of Commons two months after her election as Member of Parliament
1920 Peace treaty gives Estonia independence
1920 Formation of the Nazi Party in Germany
1921 1st transcontinental flight in 24 hours flying time arrives Florida
1923 Flying Scotsman goes into service
1923 Mass arrests in US of Mafia
1924 Greek parliament proclaims republic
1924 Mahatma Gandhi released from jail
1925 Thermit explosive 1st used to break up ice jam, Waddington NY
1932 Malcolm Campbell drives record speed (253.96 mph) at Daytona
1933 Final demonstration of German communist party in Berlin
1933 League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria
1938 Du Pont begins commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles
1940 Frances Langford records "When You Wish Upon a Star"
The Manstein Plan for the German invasion of France and the Low Countries is approved.
1941 43 Geuzen resistance fighter trial opens in the Hague
1941 Admiral Darlan is appointed the head of the Vichy government in France.
1942 Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)
1943 General-Major Bradley flies to Algiers
1944 Argentina coup by Juan Peron minister of war
1945 Egypt and Syria declares war on Nazi-Germany
1945 US troops liberate the Philippine capital of Manila from Japanese occupation

1945 Massive bombing of Germany by approximately 9,000 bombers.
1946 Juan Peron elected President of Argentina
1948 Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia
1949 V-2/WAC-Corporal 1st rocket to outer space, White Sands NM, 400 km
1949 Israel and Egypt sign an armistice agreement
1950 Labour wins British parliamentary election
1955 Pact of Baghdad between Iraq and Turkey signed
1960 Italian government of Segni falls
1961 Explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit
1962 General mobilization in Indonesia over New-Guinea
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 Beatles begin filming "Help" in the Bahamas
1965 East German President Ulbricht visits Egypt
1966 A military coup in Ghana deposes President Kiwame Nkrumah while he is out of the country en route to China
1966 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 1st pulsar discovered (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)
1968 US troops reconquer Hue Vietnam
1969 US launches 'Mariner 6'. Five months later it is sending pictures of Mars back to Earth
1970 29 Swiss Army officers die in avalanche (Reckingen, Switzerland)
1971 Algeria nationalizes French oil companies
1972 Soviet submarine K-19 firebreaks out onborad 29 die
1974 Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh
1976 Cuba adopts its constitution
1977 President Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights
1979 War between North and South Yemen begins
1981 Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale diet doctor Tarnower
1981 Britain's Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer
1982 Greenland votes to leave European Common Market
1983 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1984 Iraq resumes air attack on Iran
1985 Birendra, Bir Bikram Shah Dev crowned King of Nepal
1985 Yul Brynner reprised his role in "The King and I"
1986 Voyager 2, 1st Uranus fly-by
1988 South African apartheid regime bans the UDF
1989 In Japan, the state funeral of Emperor Hirohito
1989 150-million-year-old fossil egg (oldest dinosaur embryo) found
1989 US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die
1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 Within hours of the failure of a Soviet peace initiative, Allied forces launch 'Operation Desert Storm' beginning with a ground offensive against Iraq and Iraqi troops in Kuwait
1996 Cuba downs 2 US planes
1997 Deng Xiaoping, leader of China, cremated (died Feb 19th)
1997 South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp
1998 Elton John knighted
1998 Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II,suffers a mild stroke while on holiday on the Caribbean Island of Mustique
1999 A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People's Republic of China, killing 61.
1999 British Home Secretary Jack Straw publishes the McPherson Report into the police handling of murder inquiry into the killing of black teenager Stephen Lawrence. The Metropolitan Police are criticised for what the report calls 'institutionalised racism'
2002 XIX winter Olympics closes in Salt Lake City UT/Québec City
2003 29 die in coal mine (Muchonggou, Shuicheng, Guizhou, China)
2005 KTS Composite Textile factory fire, at Chittagong, Bangladesh, 65 killed, 100 injured
2006 Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue a possible military coup.

24th February 2006

Friday prayer plea for Iraq calm

Saudis 'foil oil facility attack'

Emergency declared in Philippines

24th February 2007

Deaths as Maliki hails crackdown

Italian PM asked to resume duties

Aid arrives in flood-hit Bolivia

24th February 2008

Bomber strikes Iraq Shia pilgrims

Sudan 'renews Darfur air strikes'

Airline in first biofuel flight

24th February 2009

Afghan bomb 'kills four soldiers'

US recession 'may last into 2010'

Italy and France pen nuclear deal

24th February 2010

Clashes in Greece strike against austerity plan

Trainer dies in killer whale attack

Castro laments death of dissident

Birthdates which occurred on 24th February :

1304 Muhammad ibn Battutah Arab travel writer (Travels in Asia & Africa)
1463 Giovanni Pico della Mirandola Italy, scholar/platonist
1500 Emperor Charles V king of Spain (1516-56)/Holy Roman Emperor
1501 Sixt(us) Birck [Xystus Betulius] German writer (Suzanna)
1536 Clement VIII [Ippolito Aldofireini], Fano Italy, last Counter-Reformation pope (1592-1605)
1545 Don John of Austria the elder, Austrian general
1547 Jan of Austria Spanish military man/land guardian of the Netherlands
1557 Matthias C Sarbiewski [Sarbievius], Vienna, Polish Jesuit/poet/Holy Roman emperor (1612-19)
1619 Charles Le Brun Paris, painter, designer (The Chancellor Séguier)
1679 Domenico Natale Sarro Italian opera composer
1684 Catherine I Empress of Russia 1725-27, Dorpat, Estonia
1697 Bernard S Albinus [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist
1704 Hubert Renotte composer
1717 Bernhard Hupfeld composer
1750 Miklós Révai Hungarian linguistic/poet
1766 Samuel Wesley Bristol England, composer/organist (Exultate Deo)
1771 Johann Baptist Cramer German/British pianist/composer/publisher
1786 Wilhelm Karl Grimm Hanau Germany, story teller (Grimm's Fairy Tales)
1797 Samuel Lover composer
1809 Albert Schäffle German sociologist (Abriss der Soziologie)
1809 Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel governor/viceroy (Elzas-Lutherian)
1811 Daniel A Payne Bishop/reformer/educator of AME Church
1811 Edward Dickinson Baker Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1861
1824 John Crawford Vaughn Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1875
1827 Charles Davis Jameson Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1831 Georg Leo earl von Caprivi German chancellor/premier of Prussia
1833 Eduard earl von Taaffe Austrian premier (1868-93)
1836 Winslow Homer US, painter (Gulfstream)
1838 Thomas Benton Smith Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1923
1842 Arrigio Enrico Boito composer
1843 [Joaquim] Theófilo F Braga Portuguese poet/author/politician
1846 Luigi Denza composer
1848 C Grant B Allen Canadian writer (Woman Who Did)
1848 Johanna C P Barbiers actress (Voddenraper of Paris)
1852 George A Moore Ireland, painter/novelist (Esther Waters)
1854 Franz Courtens Flemish painter (Golden Rain)
1858 Arnold Dolmetsch Le Mans, musician
1860 Daniel Berkeley Updike printer/publisher/writer (Printing Types)
1866 Arthur Pearson Wookey Somerset England, newspaper proprietor
1872 John Jarvis England, swimmer (won 108 titles)
1874 Honus Wagner HOF shortstop (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900-17)
1876 Jean Poveigh composer
1876 Victor Moore Hammonton NJ, comedian (Ziegfeld Follies, 7 Year Itch)
1877 Rudolf Ganz composer
1879 Herman Teirlinck Belgian writer (Sun)
1885 Admiral Chester Nimitz US Admiral (commanded Pacific fleet in WWII)
1885 Bert Lytell New York NY, actor (Henry-One Man's Family)
1885 Joseph Sprinzak Speaker of Israeli Knesset (1949-59)
1885 Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski Polish novelist/satirist (Black Wings)
1887 Mary Ellen Chase US linguistic/author (White Gate)
1890 Antonio Massana composer
1890 Marjorie Main [Tomlinson], Action IN, actress (Another Thin Man)
1898 Kurt Tank German WWII aircraft designer
1899 Jacob Presser Dutch historian/writer (Down-fall)
19-- Dorothy Parke Toronto Canada, actress (Amanda-Hot Shots)
19-- James Sloyan Indianapolis IN, actor (Oh Madeline)
19-- Joan Diener Cleveland OH, actress (54th Street Revue)
19-- Melinda Naud New York NY, actress (Operation Petticoat)
1905 E Boyland biochemist
1905 Guillaume Landre composer
1906 Alexis Curvers Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)
1909 August William Derleth Sauk City WI, writer (Judge Peck Mysteries)
1909 Jean Yves Morvan Marin broadcaster
1909 Max Black Dutch/British/US philosopher (analytical philosophy)
1909 Michael Francis Morris Lindsay orientalist
1910 Lord Hazlerigg
1911 Konrad Lechner composer
1912 Julius Kowalski composer
1913 Richard Murphey Goodwin economist
1914 Zachary Scott Austin TX, actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce)
1914 David Langdon cartoonist/illustrator
1915 Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin trade unionist
1916 Gene Mitchell museum director
1917 William Fairbank Minneapolis MN, physicist (superconductivity)
1919 Alan Hugh Iliffe psychologist
1919 Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
1920 Frank Rogers CEO (NPA Telegraph)
1921 Abe Vigoda New York NY, actor (Barney Miller, Fish)
1921 Douglass Watson Jackson GA, actor (Satan Murders, Another World)
1921 Ingvar Lidholm composer
1921 Ludvig Aschkenazy writer
1922 Kanwar Rai Singh cricketer (batted at MCG in Test for India 1948)
1922 Richard Hamilton painter
1922 Steven Hill Seattle WA, actor (Goddess, Raw Deal, Yentl, Law & Order)
1924 Lionel Dakers director (Royal School of Church Music)
1924 William Pillar British Admiral
1926 Reginald Freeson British MP
1927 David Mourao-Ferreira poet/politician
1928 Michael Harrington St Louis, socialist/author (Fragments of Century)
1928 Paul B Elvström Denmark, yachtsman (Olympics-gold-1948, 52, 56, 60)
1928 Al Lettieri New York NY, actor (Deadly Kiss, Pulp, Mr Majestyk, Getaway)
1929 Richard B Shull Evanston IL, actor (Diana, Holmes & Yo-Yo)
1929 David Houston Major-General/Lord Lieutenant of Sutherland
1930 Barbara Lawrence Carnegie OK, actress (Joe Dakota)
1931 Brian Close cricketer (played for England between 1949 & 1976)
1931 Inge Bernstein British judge
1931 Lev Vasilyevich Vorobyov Russia, cosmonaut
1931 Maezumi Hakuyu Taizan Koun teacher Rinzai/Soto lines of Zen Buddhism
1931 Marta Marzotto Italy, countess
1932 John Vernon Canada, actor (Animal House, Chained Heat, Dirty Harry)
1932 Andrew Jacobs Jr (Representative-D-IN, 1965-73, 75- )
1932 Everard Goodman English real estate developer (TOPS Estates)
1932 Michel Legrand composer (Summer of '42, Windmills of Your Mind)
1934 Flemming Nielsen Denmark, soccer player (Olympics-silver-1960)
1934 Frank Chapot US, equestrian (Olympics-silver-1960, 1972)
1934 Linda Cristal Buenos Aires Argentina, actress (Victoria-High Chapparal)
1934 Renata Scotto Savona Italy, soprano (Violetta-La Traviata)
1934 Bettino Craxi Italy's 1st socialist premier (1983-87)
1934 Shuko Mizuno composer
1937 Jerry Wiggin British MP
1938 James Farentino Brooklyn NY, actor (Dead & Buried, Final Countdown)
1938 Kathleen Richardson president (Methodist Conference)
1939 George Bain principal (London Business School)
1940 Jimmy Ellis WBA heavyweight boxing champion (1968-70)
1940 Denis Law British soccer player
1940 Theo Bosch Dutch humanist/architect (Nieuwmarkt Amsterdam)
1942 David K Williamson Australian screenplay/playwright (Removalists)
1942 Joe Lieberman (Senator-D-CT)
1942 Paul Jones England, rocker (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
1942 Stuart Henry British disc jockey
1944 Sheila Larkin Brooklyn NY, actress (Deborah-Storefront Lawyer)
1944 Nicky Hopkins rock pianist (Stones-Ruby Tuesday, Jeff Beck, Quicksilver)
1945 Alain Prost France, Formula 1 race driver (1985, 86, 89, 93) & current team owner
1946 Barry Bostwick San Mateo CA, actor (Spin City, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Lexx, Megaforce, Movie Movie, Scruples, Foul Play)
1946 Anthony Mayer chief executive (Housing Corporation)
1946 Jenny O'Hara Sonora CA, actress (Wishmaster, Facts of Life, My Sister Sam)
1946 Michael Radford director (1984, White Mischief)
1947 Edward James Olmos California, actor (Miami Vice, Stand & Deliver, Triumph)
1947 Lonnie Turner bassist/vocalist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
1947 Rupert Holmes Tenafly NJ, singer (Piña Colada song)
1948 Dennis "Minder" Waterman London England, actor (Fair Exchange)
1948 Lord Melchett
1948 Lorri Menconi playmate (February 1969)
1949 John Lever cricketer (England lefty quick in 21 Tests 1976-81)
1950 Cathy Mant LPGA golfer
1950 G J M Gazdar computational linguist
1951 Helen Shaver Ontario Canada, actress (WIOU, Praise of Older Women)
1951 Derek Randall cricketer (England batsman & animated cover fieldsman)
1952 Tom Burleson USA, basketball (Olympics-silver-1972) tallest Olympian-7'4"
1952 Simon Weinstock businessman/racehorse owner
1954 Marquess of Normanby
1955 Steven Jobs cofounder of Apple Computer
1955 Bob Abrams Ohio, rocker (Buckinghams)
1956 Eddie Murray Los Angeles CA, 1st baseman (Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians)
1957 Phil McConkey NFL wide receiver (New York Giants)
1958 Susan Scannell Lexington MA, actress (Nicole-Dynasty)
1958 Sammy Kershaw Kaplan LA, country vocalist (Cadillac Style)
1959 Beth Broderick Falmouth KY, actress (Aunt Zelda-Sabrina)
1959 Michael Roy Whitney cricket (great New South Wales & Aussie lefty quick 1981-92)
1961 Janice Gibson Tulsa OK, LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown-Warren-15th)
1961 Persijn "Dakota" Joling Dutch rock guitarist/singer (Pilgrims-Red)
1961 Ruud Really soccer player (Feyenoord)
1962 Teri Weigel Ft Lauderdale FL, porn star/playmate (April 1986)
1962 Michelle Shocked singer/musician
1963 Fuad Reveiz NFL kicker (Minnesota Vikings)
1963 Matias Carrillo Mexican/US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
1965 Paul Gruber NFL tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1966 Billy Zane actor (Orlando, Memphis Belle, Millions, Titanic)
1966 Rene Arocha Cubans/US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1968 John Velddman soccer player (Sparta)
1968 Kendall Cross Hardin MT, 125½ lbs freestyle wrestler (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
1968 Vaughn Booker NFL defensive end (Kansas City Chiefs)
1970 Jonathan Ward Baltimore MD, actor (Doug-Charles in Charge, Beans Baxter)
1970 Jeff Garcia CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders)
1970 Wilson Alvarez Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
1971 Aki Rahunen Finland, tennis star
1971 Brian Savage Sudbury, NHL left wing (Montréal Canadiens)
1972 Larry Amar Camarillo CA, field hockey midfielder/captain (Olympics-96)
1972 Manon Rheaume Lac Beauport Québec Canada, 1st female NHLer (Tampa Bay)
1972 Patricia Regan Leines Medford OR, Miss Oregon-America (1996-3rd)
1972 Ron Davis NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1973 James Michael Kennedy Boston, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys)
1973 Alexei Kovalev Moscow Russia, NHL right wing (New York Rangers)
1973 Harold Morrow full back (Minnesota Vikings)
1973 Kavis Reed CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
1973 Oscar de la Hoya boxer
1974 Jeremy Laster Fullerton CA, water polo driver (Olympics-96)
1974 Simeon Rice defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
1977 Alexis Jose Grullon New York NY, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
1977 Floyd Mayweather Grand Rapids MI, featherweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-96)
1978 Louise Woodward Elton England, nanny who killed Matthew Eappen


Deaths which occurred on February 24th:
1563 François Guise French General/duke, assassinated at 44
1624 Vicente Espinel Spanish adventure/chaplain (Marcos de Obrégon), dies at 72
1642 Marco da Gagliano Italian opera composer, dies at about 66
1666 Nicholas Lanier composer, dies at 77
1686 Ferdinando Tacca Italian painter/son of Pietro Tacca, dies at 66
1692 Antimo Liberati composer, dies at 74
1704 Marc-Antoine Charpentier French composer (church music), dies
1735 Georg Friedrich Kauffman composer, dies at 56
1784 Anton Laube composer, dies at 65
1785 Carlo Bonaparte Corsican attorney, dies at 39
1799 Broerius Brorius theologist (Pensive Christian), dies at about 41
1799 Georg C Lichtenberg German physicist/writer, dies at 56
1806 John Nieuwenhuijzen theologist (Society for General Use), dies at 81
1810 Henry Cavendish physicist/chemist, dies
1812 Hugo Kollataj Polish teacher/minister, dies at 61
1815 Robert Fulton steamboat pioneer, dies
1825 Thomas Bowdler self-appointed Shakespearean censor, dies
1829 Auguste Chouteau St Louis co-founder, dies
1836 Dániel Berzsenyi Hungarian poet, dies at 59
1848 Frans van Campenhout Belgian singer/composer (Brabançonne), dies at 69
1862 Bernard S Ingemann Danish author (Holger Danske), dies at 72
1871 Théodore Caruelle d'Aligny French painter/etcher, dies at 73
1874 Anselmo Clave composer, dies at 49
1876 Jan Pieter Heije Dutch physician/writer/poet, dies at 67
1895 Ignaz Lachner composer, dies at 87
1907 Otto Goldschmidt composer, dies at 77
1908 Anatol' Vakhnyanyn composer, dies at 66
1919 Josephine McGill composer, dies at 41
1922 Alfred Espinas French sociologist (Sociétes Animales), dies at 77
1922 Dmitri B Shostakovich father of Russian composer Dmitri D S, dies
1924 Edmond Picard French/Belgian writer (Ambidextre journalist), dies at 87
1926 Eddie Plank pitcher (won 327 games in 17 years), dies at 51
1929 Andre-Charles-Prosper Messager composer, dies at 75
1930 Jacobus van Looy Dutch writer/painter (Night Cactus), dies at 74
1933 Spottiswoode Aitken actor (Eagle, Home Sweet Home), dies at 64
1941 Oskar Loerke German director (Longest Day-1926), dies at 56
1944 Leo H A Baekeland Belgian/US chemist (bakelite), dies at 80
1945 Ahmed Maher Pasha Egypt's PM, assassinated in parliament
1953 Karl R G von Rundstedt German General-field marshal (Ardennes), dies at 77
1958 Fernand Baldensperger [Fernand Baldenne] French poet, dies at 86
1960 Jean Binet composer, dies at 66
1961 Léon Jeunehomme Belgian teacher (Pédagogie en Cours), dies at 77
1964 Alexander Archipenko Ukrainian sculptor/water colors painter, dies at 76
1964 Frank Conroy actor (Midnight Mary, Threat), dies at 73
1967 Franz Waxman German composer (Day at the races), dies at 60
1969 Kenneth Green actor (Penrod), dies of heart attack at 61
1970 Conrad Nagel actor (Celebrity Time), dies at 73
1973 Art Smith actor (Quicksand), dies of heart attack at 73
1975 Nikolai A Bulganin marshal/premier of USSR (1955-58), dies at 79
1976 H Allen Smith TV host (Armchair Detective), dies at 68
1976 Charles Wilfred Orr composer, dies at 82
1976 Julian Rivero actor (Via Pony Express), dies at 85
1982 Virginia Bruce actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71
1983 Herbert Norman Howells composer, dies at 90
1983 Tennessee Williams US playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies at 71
1984 Uwe Johnson writer, dies at 59
1988 Irwan Chanin US theater builder, dies at 96
1990 Johnnie Ray singer (Cry), dies of liver failure at 61
1990 Malcolm Forbes CEO (Forbes Publishing), dies of a heart attack at 70
1990 Sandro Pertini President of Italy (1978, 85), dies at 93
1990 Tony Conigliaro baseball player (Red Sox), dies in Salem MA at 45
1991 George Gobel Chicago IL, comedian (George Gobel Show), dies after surgery at 71
1991 Jean Rogers actress (Flash Gordon, Hot Cargo), dies at 74
1991 Marcella Markham dies of breast cancer at 68
1991 Webb Pierce US country singer (Bye Bye Love), dies of cancer at 64
1992 Kay Loring dies after long illness
1993 Bobby Moore English soccer team captain (World champions 1966), dies
1993 Toy Caldwell guitarist (Marshall Tucker Band), dies at 45
1994 Dinah Shore singer (Chevrolet), dies of cancer at 76
1994 Donald Phillips pianist/composer, dies at 80
1994 Jean Sablon crooner, dies at 87
1994 Knut Anders Haukfield SOE Operative, dies at 83
1994 Lores Bonney aviator, dies at 96
1995 Richard Nicholson musician, dies at 89
1996 Anna Larina revolutionary, dies at 82
1996 Gene Mitchell museum director, dies on 70th birthday
1996 James Runcieman Sutherland academic, dies at 95
1996 Laurence Richard Deniz jazz guitarist, dies at 71
1997 Isabelle Harriet Lucas actress/singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69
1998 Henny Youngman comedian (Take my wife please), dies at 92

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