25th February, on this day

138 The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor
1095 Council of Rockingham bishop Anselmus vs King William II Rufus
1358 Dalmatië flees Venice
1497 Italians troops reconquer Taranto on France
1502 Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats government machine
1540 Francisco Vásquez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola México
1570 Pius V excommunicates Elizabeth, absolves her subjects from allegiance
1605 Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen
1623 Duke Maximilian I of Bavaria becomes monarch of Palts
1634 Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills duke Wallenstein
1643 Dutch US colonists kill Algonquin-Indians
1667 Abraham Crijnssen;s fleet reach Fort Willoughby on Suriname River
1746 Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen, Scotland
1751 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1¢)
1791 1st Bank of US chartered
1793 1st US cabinet meeting (At George Washington's home)
1799 Congress passes 1st federal quarantine legislation
1803 1,800 sovereign German states unite into 60 states
1804 Jefferson nominated for President at Democratic-Republican caucus
1828 John Quincy Adam's son John marries in the White House
1830 Victor Hugo's "Hernani" premieres in Paris
1831 Battle of Olszynka Grochowska the largest battle of the November Uprising and biggest friction in Europe since the battle of Waterloo
1836 Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm
1836 US Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth.
1837 1st US electric printing press patented by Thomas Davenport
1838 London pedestrian walks 20 miles backward then forward in 8 hours
1839 Seminoles and black allies shipped from Tampa Bay FL, to the West
1859 First use of "insanity plea" to prove innocence
1862 Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by President Abraham Lincoln
1863 Congress creates national banking system, comptroller of currency
1868 Andrew Johnson impeached for violation of the Tenure of Office act
1870 Hiram Revels, Mississippi, is sworn in as 1st black member of Congress (Senator)
1875 Kiowa Indians under Lone Wolf (Guipago) surrender at Ft Sill
1885 Germany annexes Tanganyika and Zanzibar
1885 US Congress condemns barbed wire around government grounds
1896 Italian government decides to attack governor Baratieri of Eritrea
1901 US Steel Corp organizes under directorship of J P Morgan
1907 US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic
1908 1st tunnel under the Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens
1910 Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies
1913 In US 16th Amendment ratified, authorizing income tax
1916 German troops conquer Fort Douaumont near Verdun
1919 Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1¢ per gallon)
1919 League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
1921 Georgian SSR proclaimed
1922 French mass murderer Henri Landru, is guillotined for the murder of at least 10 women whose bodies were never found
1923 Bread in Berlin rises to 2,000 mark
1925 Glacier Bay National Monument established in Alaska
1926 Francisco Franco becomes General of Spain
1926 Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on government/warlords
1927 Gdansk and Polish accord concerning traffic through Polish corridor
1930 Check photographing device patented
1932 Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship
1933 1st genuine aircraft carrier christened, USS Ranger
1938 British Lord Halifax becomes Foreign Minister
1939 1st Anderson bomb shelter in Britain erected in an Islington garden
1941 Mogadishu, the capital of Italian Somaliland, is captured by British forces during the East African Campaign.
1941 February strike against persecution of Jews, in Amsterdam
1943 Vietminh forms Indo Chinese Democratic Front
1944 US 1st Army completes invasion plan
1945 US aircraft carriers attack Tokyo. US incendiary raids on Japan
1945 Turkey declares war on Germany.
1945 After ten days of fighting, American troops recapture Corregidor.
1948 Communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier
1949 WAC Corporal rocket achieves height of 400k (record)
1951 1st Pan American Games open (Buenos Aires Argentina)
1952 6th Winter Olympics games close at Oslo, Norway
1954 Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier
1955 Britain completes the building of the world's largest aircraft carrier, HMS Ark Royal
1956 Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference
1957 Buddy Holly and the Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"
1961 Paul Bikle in glider climbs from 1208 meter at release to record 14,100
1962 Mike O'Hara completes a record 97th marathon
1962 India Congress Party wins elections
1962 Robert Kennedy visits Netherlands
1963 Beatles release their 1st single in US "Please Please Me"
1964 Cassius Clay, a 7-1 underdog, TKOs champion Sonny Liston in the 7th round to win the world heavyweight championship
1964 Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns
1966 Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad
1968 430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea
1968 Makarios re-elected President of Cyprus
1969 Beatles begin recording for the Abbey Road album
1969 Germany gives $5 million to an Arab terrorist as ransom for the passengers and crew of a hijacked jumbo jet.
1969 Mariner 6 launched for fly-by of Mar
1970 Pietro Annigoni's latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in London
1972 Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single
1973 Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders
1974 Veronica and Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975
1977 Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons
1977 Soyuz 24 returns to Earth
1979 Soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
1980 Coup ousts PM Henck Arron of Suriname
1981 L Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain
1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 Record speed for a snowmobile (239 kph)
1984 Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500
1986 Corazon Aquino becomes President of Philippines; Former Philippines President Ferdinand E Marcos flees in defeat
1986 Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel
1986 Iran conquerors Iraq peninsula Fao
1988 South Korea adopts constitution
1989 1st independent blue-collar labour union in Communist Hungary forms
1989 World heavyweight champion Mike Tyson beats British challenger Frank Bruno in the fifth round of their title fight in Las Vegas
1990 Nicaraguans vote out Sandinistas
1990 On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children and no man can stand her for long
1991 US, barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, hit by SCUD missile, kills 28 US reservists
1992 Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
1994 Mosque of Abraham massacre: In the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, Dr. Baruch Kappel Goldstein opens fire with an automatic rifle, killing 29 Palestinian worshippers and injuring 125 more before being subdued and beaten to death by survivors.
1994 Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31
1995 Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)
1995 Moslem fundamentalists shoot 20 Shiite mosque goers dead
1998 Pamela Lee has husband Tommy Lee arrested on battery charges
1998 Switzerland's 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich
2000 The Swedish political party New Democracy is declared financially bankrupt.

25th February 2006

Curfew fails to halt Iraq killing

Al-Qaeda 'behind Saudi oil plot'

Uganda's Museveni wins election

25th February 2007

Baghdad blasts claim more lives

Israelis put Nablus under curfew

Space probe in Mars fly-by

25th February 2008

UN warns over food aid rationing

Russia pledges support to Serbia

NY Philharmonic in North Korea

25th February 2009

Turkish plane crash in Amsterdam

Many killed in Kashmir bus crash

S Leone trio guilty of war crimes

25th February 2010

Rwanda genocide official jailed for 25 years

Algeria police chief shot dead

iTunes sells 10 billionth track

Birthdates which occurred on 25th February :

1635 Walraad the Elder, Dutch field marshall/earl of Nassau-Usingen
1643 Ahmed II 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95)
1680 Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz composer
1707 Carlo Goldoni Italy, lawyer/playwright (Belisario, Love of the 3 Oranges)
1725 Armand-Louis Couperin Paris France, composer/organist (Notre Dame)
1725 Karl Wilhelm Ramler German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)
1731 Simon Stijl Frisian physician/writer
1732 Robert Hudson composer
1735 Ernst William Wolf composer
1778 José Francisco de San Martín liberated Argentina, Chile & Perú
1788 Mateo Ferrer composer
1794 Gerrit Schimmelpenninck Dutch earl of Nijenhuis/Peckedam
1807 George Alfred Trenholm Secretary Treasurer (Confederacy), died in 1876
1808 James Bowen Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1809 George Washington Cullom Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1892
1811 Carl Schuberth composer
1814 Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian national poet/painter
1815 Robert Hall Chilton Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1832 Theodorus J I Arnold bibliographer (Bibliotheca Belgian)
1833 Clement Anselm Evans Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1911
1833 Julie Verstraete-Lacquet Flemish actress
1840 Alexis Hollander composer
1840 Otto Liebmann German philosopher (Climax of Theories)
1841 Pierre Auguste Renoir Limoges France, Impressionist painter/sculptor
1842 Karl May German writer (Old Shatterhand/Winnetou)
1847 John Watson Canada, philosopher (Objective Idealism)
1855 George Bonnor cricketer (big-hitting Aussie batter 1880-1888)
1860 Menso Kamerlingh Onnes painter/water colors painter
1860 William James Ashley English economic-historian
1866 Benedetto Croce Italy, humanist/historian/editor/philosopher
1868 Anthony J Block Dutch lawyer (strafproces)
1871 Oliver Samuel Campbell tennis champion (US Open-1890)
1873 Enrico Caruso Naples Italy, operatic tenor (Faust)
1876 Charles Freer art collector; endowed Freer Gallery
1879 Otakar Ostrcil composer
1881 William Foster Massachusetts, Communist Presidential candidate (1924,28,32)
1882 Ludvig Nordström Sweden, writer (Story of Peter Svensk)
1882 Bruno Traven German writer (Sierra Madre)
1882 Jozef Goossenaerts Flemish philologist (Language boundary)
1887 Leonard Carey England, actor (Laughter)
1888 John Foster Dulles US Secretary of State (1953-59)
1890 Myra Hess London England, concert pianist
1894 Ernst Friedrich Breslau Germany, pacifist (War Against War!)
1894 Howard Wendell Poland, actor (4 Skulls of Jonathan Drake)
1895 DeBenneville "Bert" Bell PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles)
1895 Henri Martelli composer
1896 John J McClellan (Senator-D-AR)
1897 Lili Körber writer
1898 William Thomas Astbury English physicist/chemist (textiles)
1899 Leo J Weisgerber German linguist
19-- Jean Bruce Scott Monterey CA, actress (Magnum PI, Airwolf)
19-- Louise Williams Scranton PA, actress (Busting Loose)
1900 Jed Harris producer/director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball)
1901 [Herbert] Zeppo Marx New York NY, comedian/actor (Marx Brothers)
1901 Federico Ghisi composer
1902 Max Kommerell German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)
1902 Oscar Cullmann Swiss theologist (Das Petrusproblem)
1904 Adelle Davis author (Lets Stay Healthy)/nutritionist (died of cancer)
1906 Domingo Ortega Spanish bullfighter
1906 Howard Zahniser Father of the Wilderness Act
1906 Boris Papandopulo composer
1906 Warren Hymer New York NY, actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob)
1907 Mary Coyle Chase playwright (Harvey-Pulitzer Prize)
1907 Shimen Rushkin Poland, actor (Beau Brummel, Having a Wonderful Time)
1908 Frank G Slaughter author (Sangaree)
1909 Edgar Pangborn US, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy)
1909 John Evan "Jasper" Weston Mather writer
1910 Millicent Fenwick New York NY, (Representative-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury)
1912 Richard Wattis England, actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl)
1913 Jim Backus Cleveland OH, actor (Mr Magoo, Thurston Howell III-Gilligan's Island)
1913 Gert Froebe Saxony Germany, actor (Goldfinger)
1914 John Arlott cricketer (the doyen of cricket commentators & writers)
1916 Ralph Baldwin harness driver (set 11 major world records)
1916 Ian Wallace British CEO
1917 Anthony Burgess essayist/novelist (A Clockwork Orange)
1917 Alex Gordon architect
1917 Asta E R Elstak Suriname/Dutch social worker
1918 Henry Norwood Ewell Harrisburg PA, 4x100 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1948)
1918 Robert Lorimer "Bobby" Riggs US tennis star (US Open 1939, 41)
1919 Monty Irvin baseball hall of famer (New York Giants)
1919 F de Jong Edz Dutch historian
1920 Antony Duff diplomat
1920 Hayes Gordon Boston MA, actor (Sky Pirates, Dark Room)
1922 Matti Rautio composer
1923 Roger Parker Lord Justice of Appeal
1924 Peg Ridge peace campaigner
1925 Bert Remsen Glen Cove NY, actor (Mario-It's a Living)
1926 Harvey McGregor QC/warden (New College-Oxford)
1927 Dick Jones Snyder TX, actor (Buffalo Bill Jr)
1927 Jane Nigh Hollywood CA, actress (Lorelei-Big Town)
1927 Jacques Monod composer
1927 Ralph Stanley country singer
1928 Keith Williamson British RAF marshal
1928 Larry Gelbart writer/producer/actor (Oh God!, MASH)
1928 Richard Stern US writer
1929 Christopher George Royal Oak MN, actor (Rat Patrol, Immortal)
1929 Tommy Newsom Virginia, musician/bandleader/saxophonist (Tonight Show)
1929 Peter Bingham Hinchcliff British church historian (1 Sided Reciprocity)
1930 Erica Pedretti writer
1931 Edward Kellett-Bowman British MEP
1931 J R Stephenson Lieutenant-Colonel/Secretary (MCC)
1932 Faron Young country singer/actor (Hidden Guns, Daniel Boone)
1932 Laurence New Major-General
1932 Martin William Karlins composer
1934 Lord Crickhowell
1934 Michael Wheeler-Booth Clerk of the Parliaments
1934 Robert Neame brewer
1936 Jonnie Nicely playmate (August 1956)
1936 Norman Orville Scribner composer
1937 Bob Schieffer Austin TX, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
1937 Basia Johnson maid (inherited Johnson & Johnson fortune)
1937 Tom Courtenay England, actor (Dresser, Dr Zhivago, To Catch a Spy)
1938 Diane Baker Hollywood CA, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Marnie)
1938 Herb Elliott Australia, 1500 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1960)
1938 Farokh Engineer Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1961-75)
1939 A C F Verity master (Dulwich College)
1939 Marisa Mell Vienna Austria, actress (Masquerade, Casanova '70)
1940 Jesús Lopez-Cobos Toro Spain, conductor (International Conductor Competition)
1940 Jud Taylor actor (Dr Gerson-Dr Kildare)
1940 Ron Santo Chicago Cub shortstop (1st baseball player to veto his trade)
1940 Billy Packer Wellsville NY, basketball sportscaster (CBS)
1940 George Paul CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
1940 Hector MacKenzie trade unionist
1941 David Puttnam London, film producer/CEO (Columbia Pictures)
1941 Susan Browning Baldwin NY, actress (Pat-Mary Hartman)
1941 Ramon Pagayon Santos composer
1941 Stewart Sutherland Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Edinburgh University)
1943 George Harrison Liverpool England, rocker (My Sweet Lord, Beatles-Something, Traveling Wilburys-End of the Line)
1943 Sally Jesse Raphael Easton PA, TV talk show host (Sally)
1943 Maryann Amacher composer
1944 Karen Grassle Berkeley CA, actress (Caroline-Little House on Prairie)
1944 Kristina Holland Fayetteville NC, (Tina-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
1945 Elkie Brooks Manchester England, rocker (Pearl's a Singer)
1945 Shivadhar Srinivasa Naipaul Trinidad, novelist, essayist (Fireflies)
1946 F Xaver Kroetz writer
1947 Eddie Thomson Australian soccer coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1947 Lee Edward Evans Madera CA, 400 meter runner (Olympics-2 gold-1968)
1947 Lewis Moonie British MP
1948 G B Warren British biochemist
1949 Lord Sempill
1950 Emitt Rhodes musician (The Merry-go-Round)
1950 Anthony Lloyd British MP
1950 Neil Jordan director (Crying Game)
1950 Rick Flair [Richard Fliehr], wrestling champion (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)
1952 James A Barcia (Representative-D-MI)
1953 Garrett Glaser entertainment correspondent (Entertainment Tonight)
1954 Steve Rixon Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1977-85)
1955 Leann Hunley actress (Dane Carrington-Dynasty, Dawson's Creek)
1956 Davie Cooper soccer star
1957 Jane Ackroyd British sculptor
1957 Stuart "Woody" Wood Scotland, guitarist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)
1958 Kurt Rambis NBA forward (Lakers, Hornets)/Clark Kent look-alike
1959 Mike Peters rocker (Alarm-In the Summertime)
1960 Glen Bishop cricketer (South Aussie bat, 2 ODI's for Australia 1987)
1962 Birgit Fischer German DR, 500 meter kayaker (Olympics-gold-1980)
1962 Cammy Ciarelli Iowa City IA, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-2nd-1995)
1962 Foster Emerson Sylvers rocker
1963 Alison Roberts fashion designer
1963 Paul O'Neill Columbus OH, right fielder (Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees)
1963 Tom McHale NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1964 Don Majkowski NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
1964 Steve Nevius film editor (Eden, Fall Time, Damascus)
1965 Carrot Top [Scott Thompson], Florida, comedian (American Comedy Award-1994)
1965 Veronica Webb supermodel/actress (Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)
1966 Don Anurasiri cricketer (Sri Lankan slow left-armer)
1966 Samantha Phillips Ft Meade MD, Penthouse Pet
1966 Stacey Cortez actress (Sheila Cantillan-General Hospital)
1966 Tea Leoni New York NY, actress (Flying Blind, Naked Truth)
1967 Jenny Byrne Perth Australia, tennis star (1984 Futures-Wyong-Australia)
1967 Nick Leeson British banker (Baring bank)
1967 Rich Rowland US baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers)
1968 David Hulse US baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers)
1969 Donald Hodge NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
1969 Kerry Dienelt Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Olympics-bronze-96)
1969 Michelle Gibson equestrian dressage (Olympics-bronze-96)
1970 Alfred Jordan CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
1970 Brian O'Neal NFL full back (San Francisco 49ers)
1970 Corey Mayfield NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970 Dave Brown NFL quarterback (New York Giants)
1970 Joe Bowden NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1970 Troy Mallette Sudbury, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators)
1971 Andrew Hermann US 50K walker (Olympics-96)
1971 Byron Dafoe Sussex England, NHL goalie (Los Angeles Kings)
1971 David Fox US, 50 meter freestyle (Olympics-6th-96)
1971 Helen Dobson Skegness England, golfer (1993 State Farm Rail Classic)
1971 Jennifer LaVoie Nashua NH, playmate (August 1993)
1971 Nova Peris Darwin Australia, field hockey left halfback (Olympics-96)
1971 Sean Astin Los Angeles CA, actor (Goonies, Like Father Like Son, Toy Soldiers)
1972 Chris Harrison guard (Detroit Lions)
1972 Erwin van de Looi soccer player (Vitesse)
1972 Sean Harris NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
1973 Daryl Gardener defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
1973 Kirrily Sharpe Bankstown Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures-Saga-Japan)
1974 Detron Smith NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1974 Tamarick Vanover NFL wide receiver (Kansas City Chiefs)
1975 Hercules Kyvelos Montréal Québec Canada, boxer (Olympics-96)
1976 Chris Pitman rocker (Zaum, Tool)
1976 Samaki Walker NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
1992 Libby [Elizabeth] Callahan Columbia SC, sport pistol (Olympics-96)


Deaths which occurred on February 25th:
0779 Walburgis Anglo-Saxon abbess/saint (Walpurgis Night), dies
1247 Hendrik IV duke of Limburg/earl of Bergen (1226-47), dies
1495 Djem Sultan son of Turkish sultan Mehmed II, dies at 35
1601 Earl of Essex executed for treason in revolt against Queen Elizabeth
1601 Robert Devereux Earl of Essex, executed for treason against Elizabeth
1602 Everard van Reyd Dutch historian, dies at about 51
1634 Albrecht von Wallenstein German generalissimo, murdered at 50
1634 Albrecht WE baron von Wallenstein German duke, murdered at 50
1634 Van Friedland/Mecklenburg General-Admiral, dies at 50
1643 Marco da Gagliano Italian opera composer, dies at 60
1682 Alessandro Stradella Italian violist/composer, murdered at 37
1713 Frederik I King of Prussia (1701-13), dies at 55
1719 Giovanni Maria Casini composer, dies at 66
1723 Sir Christopher Wren England, astronomer/architect, dies at 90
1819 Filinto Elísio [do Nascimento], Portuguese poet, dies at 84
1826 Piotr A von der Pahlen military governor of St Petersburg, dies at 60
1851 Ferdinand Simon Gassner composer, dies at 53
1852 Thomas Moore writer (Odes of Anacreon), dies
1865 Otto Ludwig German writer (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), dies at 47
1894 James Morrison Steele Mackaye US actor/author/director, dies at 51
1899 Paul Julius von Reuter founder of the news agency (Reuters), dies
1901 Jose Rogel composer, dies at 71
1902 Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf composer, dies at 77
1906 Anton Stepanovich Arensky Russian composer/conductor, dies at 44
1914 John Tenniel British illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 93
1915 George Mimot physician (Nobel-1934), dies
1920 Aloys Liechtenstein nobleman/politician, dies at 73
1922 Henri-Désiré Landru French sex murderer, guillotined at 52
1925 Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia composer, dies at 81
1934 Daniel Protheroe composer, dies at 67
1934 John J McGraw manager (New York Giants), dies at 60
1942 Leo Ascher composer, dies at 61
1945 Mário R de Morais Andrade Brazilian poet/folklorist, dies at 51
1947 Friedrich Paschen German physicist, dies at 82
1953 Jesus Garcia Leoz composer, dies at 49
1955 Marij Kogoj composer, dies at 59
1957 Kurt von Wolfurt composer, dies at 76
1957 Mark Aldanov [Mark A Landau], Russian/French chemist, dies at 70
1960 Everhardus J van Romondt Dutch Antillean minister, dies at 51
1962 Wilhelm Pessler German sociologist, dies at 81
1964 Alexander Archipenko sculptor, dies
1967 John Griggs actor (Joey Bishop Show), dies at 57
1968 Camille Huysmans Belgian premier (1946-47), dies at 96
1969 Jan Zajic Czechoslovakian student, self incinerates
1970 Mark Rothko abstract expressionist (Green on Blue), dies at 66
1975 Elijah Muhammad leader of the Nation of Islam, dies in Chicago at 77
1978 Daniel "Chappie" James Jr retired Air Force General, dies at 58
1982 J K Irani cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), dies
1983 Tennessee Williams writer (Streetcar Named Desire), chokes to death on a bottle cap at 71
1983 John Cowles Sr US publisher, dies at 84
1987 James Coco actor (Joe-Dumplings), dies at 58
1988 Amapola Del Vando actress (Cowboy), dies at 78
1990 Deborra Hampton actress (Crossroads, 2 of a Kind), dies at 30
1992 Guy Deghy actor (Matter of Who, 1 Eyed Soldiers), dies at 79
1992 John E Allen Jr actor (1 2 3), dies
1992 Ollie O'Toole dies after long illness at 79
1993 Eddie Constantine actor (Alphaville, License to Kill), dies at 75
1993 Jan D Boeke Dutch organist/conductor, dies
1993 Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans Dutch PM (Social Democrat, 1965-69), dies
1993 John D Boeke organist/conductor, dies
1993 Troy Caldwell country musician (Marshall Tucker Band), dies at 45
1994 Baruch Goldstein physician/murderer (53 in mosque), lynched at 42
1994 Hugh Tayfield cricketer (170 wickets for South Africa in 37 Tests), dies
1994 Jersey Joe Walcott boxer, dies at 80
1994 Wladyslaw Sila Lawyer Adviser to Solidarity-Nowicki dies at 80
1994 Yann Piat French MP (FN/PR), murdered at 44
1995 Jack Clayton British director (Great Gatsby), dies at 73
1995 Oh Jin Woo Korean minister of defense, dies
1995 Terence Weil cellist/teacher, dies at 73
1996 Haing S Ngor doctor/actor (Killing Fields), dies at 45
1996 Marion Farouk Political scientist-Sluglett dies at 59
1996 Vehbi Koc industrialist/philanthropist, dies at 94
1997 Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky writer/critic, dies at 71
1997 Tony Williams jazz drummer (Miles Davis), dies at 51
1998 Luigi Veronesi Italian abstract artist (Campo Grafico), dies at 90
1998 Umberto Mastroianni Italian sculptor, dies at 87

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