5th February, on this day

816 Frankish emperor Louis grants archbishop Salzburg immunity
1265 Pope Clement IV begins his papacy
1428 King Alfonso V, orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons
1488 Roman catholic German emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium
1512 French troops under Gaston de Foix rescues Bologna
1556 Kings Henri I and Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles
1572 Beggars assault Oisterwijk Netherlands, drive nuns out
1576 Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours
1631 Rhode Island, founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England
1663 Earthquake in Canada
1679 German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France
1736 Methodists John and Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah GA
1777 Georgia becomes 1st US state to abolish both entail and primogeniture
1778 Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina
1782 Spanish take Minorca (western Mediterranean) from the English
1783 Sweden recognizes US independence
1783 Earthquakes ravage Calabria, killing 30,000
1795 Zealand, Netherlands surrenders to French General Michaud
1811 In England, the Prince of Wales becomes Prince Regent after it is established that George III is insane
1816 Rossini's Opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome
1825 Hannah Lord Montague of New York creates 1st detachable shirt collar
1831 Jan van Speijk blows up his gunboat in Antwerp, killing about 30

1850 Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz NY
1855 British government of Palmerston forms
1861 Kinematoscope patented by Coleman Sellers, Philadelphia PA
1861 1st moving picture peep show machine is patented by Samuel Goodale of Cincinnati
1864 Federals occupy Jackson MS
1865 Battle of Hatcher's Run, VA (Armstrong's Mill, Dabney's Mill)
1870 Britain introduces Post Office Telegrams for swift and urgent messages around the country
1870 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience, Philadelphia
1879 Joseph Swan demonstrates light bulb using carbon glow
1885 News of fall of Khartoum reaches London
1887 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" premieres at La Scala in Italy
1897 Marcel Proust meets Jean Lorrain in a pistol duel
1899 Battle of Manila ends
1900 British troops under General Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal
1901 Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot
1901 Pierpont Morgan forms US Steel Corp
1904 American occupation of Cuba ends
1916 Enrico Caruso recorded "O Sole Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Company
1917 US Congress overrides Wilson's veto, curtailing Asian immigration
1917 Present Mexican constitution adopted
1918 1st US pilot to down an enemy airplane, Stephen W Thompson
1918 Separation of church and state begins in USSR
1920 Founding of the RAF Training College at Cranwell in Lincolnshire
1921 In Britain, the final issue of' the 'Globe' newspaper
1921 Yankees purchase 20 acres in the Bronx for Yankee Stadium
1922 Reader's Digest magazine 1st published
1923 General mine strike against wage cuts in Saar
1923 Mass arrests of socialists and communists in Italy
1927 Buster Keaton's movie "The General" released and bombed
1929 Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in San Francisco
1930 5th Aliyah to Israel begins
1931 Maxine Dunlap becomes 1st US women to earn a glider pilot license
1937 1st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times", is released
1940 Glenn Miller and his Orchestra record "Tuxedo Junction"
1940 Britain and France decide to intervene in Norway to cut off the iron ore trade in anticipation of an expected German occupation and ostensibly to open a route to assist Finland. The operation is scheduled to start about March 20.
1942 "Woman of the Year", starring Hepburn and Tracy, opens at Radio City
1943 Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots Nazi General Seyffardt
1943 The Allies now have all of Libya under control.
1943 Essen is bombed, marking the beginning of a four-month attack on the Ruhr industrial area.
1944 358 RAF-bombers attack Stettin
1945 British premier Churchill arrives in Yalta, the Krim
1945 US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla
1947 Boleslaw Bierut becomes President of Poland
1954 Britain opens its first atomic power station at Harwell
1956 7th Winter Olympics games close at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
1957 American group 'Bill Haley and the Comets' arrive in London at the start of their British tour
1958 A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
1958 Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1st President of United Arab Republic
1958 Vanguard TV-3 back-up launches into Earth orbit; reaches 6 km
1961 The first edition of Britain's latest Sunday newspaper - 'The Sunday Telegraph'
1962 French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence
1962 Suit to bar Englewood NJ from "racial segregated" schools is filed
1962 Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn within 16º
1963 Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars
1963 Soviet lunar probe failure
1966 BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island
1967 In Britain, a ban by the Musicians' Union in the cause of decency, stops 'The Rolling Stones' latest record 'Let's Spend the Night Together' from being performed on the Eamonn Andrews' Television Show
1967 Anastasio Somoza elected President of Nicaragua
1968 Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh begins
1969 Bandai Atami International Sightseeing Hotel fire, in Koriyama, Japan, kills 31
1969 US population reaches 200 million
1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro; Alan Shepard and Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hours
1972 US airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers and baggage
1973 Funeral for LC William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam War
1973 Juan Corona sentenced to 25 consecutive life terms for 25 murders
1974 US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure
1974 British miners strike
1974 Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph
1980 Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel
1981 Military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy
1982 Laker Airlines, created by former pilot Sir Freddie Laker to cut prices and make air travel more accessible, collapses with debts of more than £270 million
1982 DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people
1983 After being expelled from Bolivia, Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie flies to France to be tried for crimes against humanity
1987 Soyuz TM-2 launches
1988 Comic Relief holds the first "Red Nose Day", which raises £15 million in the United Kingdom for charity.
1988 In US1st prime-time wrestling match in 30 years-Andre beats Hulk Hogan
1988 Panamanian General Manuel Noriega indicted by US grand jury for drugs
1988 Arizona House of Representatives vote to impeach Republican Governor Evan Mecham
1989 Launch of Sky TV in Britain
1991 A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides
1992 Jury selection begins in the Los Angeles cops beating Rodney King case
1993 In the Antarctic, British explorers Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Dr Michael Stroud break the record for longest unsupported polar march
1993 Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 and injuring 160
1994 Medgar Evers' murderer Byron De La Beckwith sentenced to life, in Jackson MS, 30 years after the crime
1995 Japan's Shinshinto Party win local elections
1997 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund
1997 The jury in a civil court in Santa Monica, USA decides that former American football star OJ Simpson was responsible for killing his wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman.
1998 Alberto Acciarito convicted of harassing his ex-wife Ingrid Rossellini
1998 Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million
1998 British Prime Minister Tony Blair, announces that veteran US entertainer Bob Hope - who was born in England - will receive an honorary knighthood
2004 Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.
2004 Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.

5th February 2006

Danish embassy in Beirut torched

Tensions high at Egypt ferry port

Pakistan bus explosion kills 12

5th February 2007

Disease fears amid Jakarta floods

Italy buries football riot victim

Gorbachev wades into piracy row

5th February 2008

Israeli strike kills six in Gaza

Many refugees flee Chad

CIA admits waterboarding inmates

5th February 2009

Many killed in Pakistan bombing

Deadly bombing at Iraq restaurant

Snow kills six Moroccan children

5th February 2010

Pakistan double bombing kills Shia Muslims

Bombings hit Iraq Shia pilgrims

Nato troops free ship off Somalia

Birthdates which occurred on 5th February :

1589 Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan French playwright/poet
1626 Madame Marie de Sévigné Paris, celebrated letter-writer (Portrait in Letters)
1662 Giuseppi Vignola composer
1711 Joseph Umstatt composer
1723 John Witherspoon clergyman/signed Declaration of Independence
1732 Nathanael Gottfried Gruner composer
1744 John Jeffries colonial physician/meteorologist
1748 Christian Gottlob Neefe German composer/conductor/tutor of Beethoven
1753 Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma Frisian regent/patriot
1770 Alexandre Brongniart Paris, mineralogist/geologist (Tertiary)
1775 Margaretha J de Neufville author (Small Pligten)
1779 Frans van Campenhout Belgian vocalist/composer (Brabançonne)
1788 Sir Robert "Bobbie" Peel British PM (1834-46), founded Tories
1788 Karoly Kisfaludy Hungarian literary (A Tat rok Magyarorsz gon)
1799 John Lindley English botanist (Elements of Botany)
1804 Johan Ludvig Runeberg Finland, poet
1810 Ole Bull composer
1833 John Watkinson founder of British Chess Magazine (oldest chess magazine)
1837 Dwight Lyman Moody US, evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement)
1840 Hiram Stevens Maxim inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle)
1840 John Boyd Dunlop Scotland, developer (pneumatic rubber tire)
1848 Joris-Karl Huysmans France, writer (Against the Grain)
1848 Belle Starr [Myra Belle Shirley] US female outlaw (wild west)
1856 Otto Brahm German critic/founder (Neue Deutsche Rundschau)
1860 Jackson Showalter 1st US chess champion (1888-92, 1895-97, 1906-09)
1862 Felipe Villanueva y Gutiérrez Mexico, composer
1863 Armand Parent composer
1864 Carl Tieke composer
1865 Harvey Worthington Loomis composer
1866 Arthur Keith Scottish anthropologist
1866 Henri [Hendrik J] Hall Dutch MP/comic (Put a Lid on it)
1866 Rossetter Gleason Cole composer
1867 Casper A Lingbeek vicar/Dutch MP
1868 Lodewijk Mortelmans composer
1871 Jovan Ducic Serbian poet (Blue Legends)
1878 André-Gustave Citroën France, auto maker
1879 Edward Rigby England, actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent)
1881 Frederick Leonard Lonsdale British playwright (Balkan Princess)
1882 Felice Lattuada composer
1887 A P Gütersloh writer
1889 Elias Henry "Patsy" Hendren cricketer (prolific England bat of 20's)
1889 Ernest Tyldesley cricketer (1st Lancastrian to score 100 100's)
1889 Ioan Dumitru Chirescu composer
1891 Elizabeth Ryan Anaheim CA, doubles tennis champion (6 time Wimbledon)
1891 Karl L Schmidt German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum)
1892 George Saiko writer
1893 Roman Ingarden Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica)
1897 Dirk U Stikker director (Heineken)/Dutch foreign minister/NATO
19-- Jason Bieler rock guitarist (Saigon Kick-New World)
1900 Adlai E Stevenson (Governor-D-IL), presidential candidate (D) (1952, 1956)
1902 Bronislaw Kaper composer
1903 Ivan Galamian Tabriz Persia, violinist
1903 Joan Whitney Payson owner of New York Mets & horse stables
1903 Nathaniel Owings Indianapolis IN, architect (Oak Ridge TN; Sears)
1906 John Carradine Greenwich Village NY, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Howling)
1907 Norton Simon business executive (Simon & Schuster)
1907 Jan Klaasesz Dutch governor Suriname (1949-56)
1907 Pierre E J Pflimlin premier France
1909 Grazyna Bacewicz composer
1910 Martha van Och-Scholl German/Dutch resistance fighter (WWII)
1912 Willard Parker New York NY, actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman)
1912 Zoltan Pongracz composer
1913 Rozelle Claxton pianist/arranger
1914 William S Burroughs St Louis, novelist (Naked Lunch)
1914 Alan Hodgkin British physicist (Nobel 1963)
1915 Robert Hofstadter US atomic physicist
1917 Zsa Zsa Gabor [Zsa Sari], Budapest Hungary, actress (Queen of Outer Space)
1918 Robert Brown Hebrides Islands Scotland, actor (Here Come The Brides, Primus)
1918 Charles John "Tim" Holt Beverly Hills CA, actor (Treasure of Sierra Madre, Stagecoach, Hitler's Children)
1918 Kara Abulfazogli Karayev composer
1919 Melina Mercouri actress (Never on Sunday)
1919 Andrea George Papandreou Greek premier (1981-89, 93- )
1919 Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], Bronx New York NY, comedian/actor (Sayonara, Poseidon Adventure)
1921 Sir John Pritchard London England, conductor
1922 Bernard Kalb State Dept spokesman/actor (Dave)
1923 Stephen J Cannell TV producer/writer
1924 Robert Lynn anarchist
1926 Arthur Ochs Sulzberger New York NY, publisher (New York Times)
1927 Val Dufour New Orleans LA, actor (Eugenie Grandet, Another World)
1928 Andrew M Greeley author/reverend
1928 Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis middle east scholar
1929 Fred Sinowatz (SPÖ) Neufeld an der Leitha, chancellor of Austria (1983-86)
1933 Jörn Donner Helsinki Finland, director (Anna, Tenderness)
1933 Nick Georgiade New York NY, actor (Untouchables, Run Buddy Run)
1933 Ron Wilson US percussionist (Joy of Cooking)
1934 Hank Aaron baseball player (record 755 home runs, 1957 NL MVP)
1935 Alex Harvey rocker (Just Visiting This Planet)
1935 John J "Jannie" Geldenhuys supreme commander South Africa army 1980- )
1937 Gaston Roelants Belgium, world cross-country champion
1937 Stuart Damon Brooklyn NY, actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital)
1937 Cocky van Oost [Kommertje van Vliet], Dutch dancer (Sylphides)
1938 Dick van Niehoff Dutch vocalist (Fouryo)
1938 John Guare US writer (6º of Separation, Atlantic City, Taking Off)
1939 Brian Luckhurst cricketer (England opener of 60's & early 70's)
1939 Jane Bryant Quinn newscaster/financial writer (Everyone's Money Book)
1940 H R Giger artist, special effects designer, (Alien)
1941 Barrett Strong Detroit MI, singer (Money, That's What I Want)
1941 David Selby Morgantown WV, actor (Falcon Crest, Flamingo Road)
1941 Stephen J Cannell producer (Rockford Files)
1941 Rick Laird jazz musician (Gerry Niewood & Timepiece)
1942 Roger Staubach NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
1942 Cory Wells Buffalo NY, rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
1942 Susan Hill English playwright (Magic Apple Tree)
1943 Craig Morton Flint MI, NFL quarterback (Dallas, Denver)
1943 Charles Winfield Pennsylvania, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears-Spinning Wheel)
1943 Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin composer
1943 Larry Tamblyn rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water)
1943 Michael Mann Chicago IL, actor/director (Sexpot, Close Friends)
1943 Nolan Bushnell founder (Atari)/creator (Pong)
1943 Sven Johnson rocker (Tangerine Dream
1944 Al Kooper rock keyboards/vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
1944 J R Cobb Birmingham AL, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section, Classic IV)
1946 Charlotte Rampling England, actress (Zardoz, Night Porter, Verdict)
1947 Claude King singer
1947 David Ladd Los Angeles CA, actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline)
1947 Mary Louise Cleave Southampton NY, PhD/astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30)
1948 David Denny rock guitarist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
1948 Barbara Hershey [Herzstein], Atlanta GA, (Stuntman, Shy People, A World Apart)
1948 Christopher Guest New York NY, actor (Saturday Night Live, Heartbeeps, This is Spinal Tap, Princess Bride)
1948 Elco [LC] Brinkman Dutch minister WVC (CDA)
1948 Nigel Tufnel rocker (Spinal Tap)
1949 David Sullivan English softporno/newspaper publisher (Sunday Sport)
1949 Maidarjabyn Ganzorig Mongolia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39 backup)
1949 Nigel Olsson rock guitarist/drummer (Elton John Band)
1950 Ann Sexton US vocalist (You're Gone too Long)
1951 Elizabeth Swados Buffalo NY, composer/playwright (1972 TONY)
1954 Roseanne Katan Jamacia, playmate (September 1978)
1955 Debra Jo Fondren Los Angeles CA, playmate of year (September, 1977)
1957 Craig Wilson Beeville TX, US water polo goalie (Olympics-silver-84, 88)
1958 Jennifer Jason Leigh [Morrow], Los Angeles CA, actress (Single White Female)
1959 Glenn Dubis Lincoln NB, US 3x40 rifle (Olympics-1984, 88, 96)
1960 Jane Geddes Huntington NY, LPGA golfer (1987 Women's Kemper Open)
1960 William John Readings literary theorist
1962 Tommy Skeoch rock vocalist (Tesla-Five Man Acoustical Jam)
1964 Duff [Michael] "Rose" McKagan rocker (Guns & Roses-Sweet Child of Mine)
1964 Jim Pugh Burbank CA, tennis star
1965 Ben Lee Rangoon Burma, US badminton player (Olympics-92)
1965 James David McGovern Teaneck NJ, PGA golfer (1993 Shell Houston Open)
1965 Tarik Benhabiles Algeria, tennis star
1966 Jose Maria Olazabal golfer
1968 Chris Barron rocker (Spin Doctors)
1968 Regina Rajchitova Czechoslovakia, tennis star
1968 Roberto Alomar Salinas Puerto Rico, infielder (Baltimore Orioles)
1968 Will Furrer NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, St Louis Rams)
1969 Bobby Brown Roxbury MA, singer (Ghostbusters, Don't Be Cruel)
1970 Darren Lehmann cricketer (South Africa & Victoria LHB Australian ODI 1996)
1970 Forey Duckett NFL/WLAF cornerback/safety (Saints, Scot Claymores)
1971 Marcus Redman actor (Raymond-Doogie Howser)
1971 Dennis Hall Milwaukee WI, 125½ lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
1971 Dianne Norman Sault Ste Marie Ontario, basketball forward (Olympics-96)
1971 Peter "Chip" Cipollone Ardmore PA, rower (Olympics-1996)
1972 Chris Bailey ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics-98)
1972 Erin Phillips Mexico MO, Miss Missouri-America (1995)
1972 Tony Johnson tight end (New Orleans Saints)
1973 Diego Serrano Quito Ecuador, actor (Tomas Rivera-Another World)
1973 Israel Raybon defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
1973 Laura Espinoza-Watson Torrance CA, female infielder (Silver Bullets)
1973 Richard Matvichuk Ft Saskatchewan Canada, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
1974 Adrienne Johnson WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
1975 Giovanni van Bronckhorst Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
1975 Jan l'Ami Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
1976 Nancy Feber Antwerp Belgium, tennis star (1995 Puerto Rico)
1978 Kristina Cherina Miss Croatia-Universe (1997)


Deaths which occurred on February 5th:
0045 -BC- Cato Roman patriot & philosopher, commits suicide
1578 Giovanni B Moroni Italian portrait painter, dies
1591 Gerard de Jode Flemish publisher, dies
1658 Maria Margaretha van Angels Dutch prioress at Oirschot, dies at 52
1679 Joost van den Vondel Dutch poet (Gysbreght van Aemstel), dies at 91
1705 Jean Gilles composer, dies at 37
1721 James Stanhope 1st earl of Stanhope English General, dies at 47
1738 Georg Reidel composer, dies at 61
1745 Coelestin Praelisauer composer, dies at 49
1754 Nicolaas S Cruquius hydraulic engineer, (Haarlemmermeer), dies at 75
1758 Bernhard Christian Weber composer, dies at 45
1807 Pasquale Paoli Corsican freedom fighter, dies at 80
1812 Franz Schneider composer, dies at 74
1822 Ali Pasha of Janina (Napoleon, Lord Byron), dies at about 77
1825 Pierre Gaveaux composer, dies at 64
1831 John CJ van Speijk commits suicide at 29
1838 Philippe Libon composer, dies at 62
1867 Salomon Munk published Arabic edition of Maimounides, dies
1881 Thomas Carlyle historian/essayist, dies in London at 85
1888 Anton Mauve Dutch painter/cousin of Vincent Van Gogh, dies at 49
1897 Hoss Radbourn pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42
1907 Ludwig Thuille composer, dies at 45
1911 Petrus A Cronjé Transvaal Boer General, dies
1917 Paul Rubens composer, dies at 41
1919 Vasili V Rozanov Russian philosopher/writer, dies at 62
1922 Christiaan R de Wet South African Boer General, dies at 67
1922 James William Tate composer, dies at 46
1924 Alexis Hollander composer, dies at 83
1926 Andre Gedalge composer, dies at 69
1929 Siegfried Ochs composer, dies at 70
1937 Lou [Andreas-]Salomé Russian/German author (Eroticism), dies at 75
1943 Wim Gertenbach Dutch resistance fighter (Slogan), shot by Nazis
1944 Robert E Park sociologist (human ecology, marginal man), dies at 79
1946 George Arliss actor/writer (Dr Syn, Voltaire), dies at 77
1947 Ganzefles Dutch Nazi spy/Jew hunter, executed
1947 Hans Fallada writer, dies at 53
1948 Johann Blaskowitz German General (surrendered at Wageningen), dies at 64
1949 Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa composer, dies at 50
1952 Reginald Allen cricketer (uncle of Gubby, Test Australia vs England 1887), dies
1954 Vittorio Gnecchi composer, dies at 77
1956 Savilly Tartakower Austrian/Polish/French chess player, dies at 74
1958 Henry M Tomlinson British writer (Under red ensign), dies at 84
1959 Gwili Andre actress (No Other Woman, Roar of the Dragon), dies
1960 Louis Stricker cricketer (South Africa open bat in 13 Tests 1909-12), dies
1960 Rudolf Nelson composer, dies at 81
1961 Anthony G de Rothschild British philanthropist, dies at 73
1962 Jacques Ibert French composer (Escales), dies at 71
1965 Irving Bacon actor (Fort Ti, Petticoat Fever), dies at 71
1966 Ludwig Binswanger Swiss psychiatrist (Über Ideenflucht), dies at 84
1967 Herman Teirlinck Belgian writer (Jokaste against God), dies at 87
1968 Luckey Roberts composer, dies at 80
1971 Mátyás Rákosi Hungarian premier (1952-56), dies at 78
1972 Marianne Moore US poetess (Pulitzer 1951), dies at 84
1973 George Morrison dies at 82
1973 L C William Nolde last US soldier killed in Vietnam, funeral
1976 Roger Livesey actor (Drum, Vice Versa, Colonel Blimp), dies at 69
1977 Izaak Boleslavski Russian chess player, dies at 67
1978 Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor Dutch historian (Omzien), dies at 83
1978 Frans van Immerseel Belgian graphic artist, dies at 68
1979 Eddie Paynter cricketer (20 Tests for England, average 59.23), dies
1981 Kuda Bux Indian mystic (I'd Like to See), dies at 75
1981 Barend Barendse Dutch sportscaster, dies at 73
1982 Dolores Moran actress (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 56
1982 Neil Aggett South African worker's union leader, commits suicide
1982 Wies [Aloisius CA] Moens Flemish writer/Nazi, dies at 84
1983 Derk Roemers Dutch union leader/politician (Social Democrat), dies at 67
1989 Joe Raposa composer/songwriter (Sesame Street), dies at 51
1991 Dean Jagger US actor (Mr Novak, Rawhide, Oscar), dies at about 87
1991 Pedro Arrupe Spanish priest/Jesuit, dies at 83
1992 Donald Zimmerman editor, dies
1992 Laura Liddell actress (Shakespeare Wallah), dies at 83
1993 Jack Young cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49, 17 wickets), dies
1993 Joseph L Mankiewicz US writer/director (All about Eve), dies at 83
1993 Tip Tipping [Tim], stuntman, dies in sky-diving accident at 34
1994 Fred de Bruyne Flemish cyclist/gang leader (Paris-Nice), dies at 63
1994 Hermann Abs German banker to Hitler & Adenauer, dies at 92
1994 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott blues guitarist/Singer, dies at 59
1995 Courtenay E Benson broadcaster, dies at 79
1995 Doug Mcclure US rodeo rider/actor (Trampas-Virginian), dies at 59
1995 Frans Köhler Dutch painter, dies at 59
1995 Frederick Craig Riddle violinist, dies at 82
1995 Judith Fluks Amsterdam's activist, dies
1995 Kimberley Leston journalist, dies at 35
1996 Antonio Ruiz Soler Spanish dancer, dies at 74
1996 Gianandrea Gavazzeni conductor, dies at 86
1996 Peter Pooley broadcaster, dies at 84
1996 W R Lee language teacher, dies at 84
1997 John Richard Patterson businessman, dies at 51
1997 Pamela Harriman US Ambassador (to France), dies of stroke at 76
1998 Tim Kelly guitarist, dies at 34


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