7th February, on this day

457 Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
590 Pelagius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1074 Battle of Montesarchio wherein the prince of Benevento, Pandulf IV, is killed battling the encroaching Normans.
1301 Edward of Caernarion (later Edward II) becomes 1st prince of Wales
1403 Henry IV married Joanna of Navarre
1522 Treaty of Brussels Habsburgers split into Spanish/Austrian Branches
1550 Giovanni Maria del Monte elected Pope Julius III
1569 King Philip II forms inquistion in South America
1613 Michail Romanov (16) becomes czar of Russia
1639 Académie Française begins the Dictionary of the French Language
1653 Nicolas Fouquet appointed superintendent of Finance of France
1668 Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of "Ballet of Peace"
1792 Austria and Prussia sign anti-French covenant
1795 11th Amendment to US Constitution ratified, affirms power of states
1795 Dutch Prince William V accepts British occupation of Dutch Indies
1812 8.2 earthquake shakes New Madrid MO; this is the last of Midwest quakes (see 12/16)
1812 Lord Byron makes his maiden speech in House of Lords
1818 1st successful US educational magazine "Academician" begins (New York NY)
1827 Ballet (Deserter) introduced to US at Bowery Theater (New York NY)
1831 Belgium adopts its Constitution
1836 "Sketches by Boz" (essays) published by Charles Dickens
1839 Henry Clay declares in Senate "I had rather be right than president"
1842 Battle of Debre Tabor initiated by Dejazmach Wube Haile Maryam to overthrow Ras Ali II as Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia and gain control of Ethiopia
1862 Federal fleet attack on Roanoke Island, NC
1863 185 British sailors are killed when HMS Orpheus is wrecked off the coast of New Zealand
1864 Federal troops occupy Jacksonville, FL
1866 Battle of Abtao between a Spanish naval squadron and a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet
1876 US President Grant's private-secretary Orville acquitted in Whiskey Ring
1878 Pope Pius IX ends 31 years as pope
1882 Last bare knuckle champion John L Sullivan KOs Paddy Ryan in Mississippi
1883 Lieutenant-Colonel Borgnis-Desbordes founds Fort Bamako Niger
1891 Great Blizzard of 1891 begins
1900 Labour Party forms in England
1900 British troops vacate Vaal Krantz, Natal
1901 Queen Wilhelmina marries Prince Heinrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin
1904 Baltimore catches fire (1500 buildings destroyed in 80 blocks)
1905 Dominican Republic signs treaty turning over customs collection to US
1905 Oklahoma admitted to statehood
1914 Charlie Chaplin debuts "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"
1915 1st wireless message sent from a moving train to a station received
1915 2nd Battle of Masurian Lakes German armies surrounded a Russian army
1922 John Willard's "Cat and the Canary" premieres in New York NY
1924 Mussolini government exchanges diplomats with USSR
1928 1st solo England to Australia flight takes off (Bert Hinkler)
1928 The Church of England approves an amended version of the Book of Common Prayer
1931 US opera, "Peter Ibbetson", by Deems Taylor premieres at Metropolitan Opera NYC
1933 Colonial troops in Suriname kill 2 demonstrators
1933 Social-Democrat meeting in Berlin "As thousands cheer" Marxism is dead
1936 Felix the Cat, Cartoon Character, by Van Beuren from Otto Messmer
1940 British railways nationalised
1940 Walt Disney's 2nd feature-length movie, "Pinocchio", premieres (New York NY)
1941 Operation Compass: After several days of desperate fighting, the Western Desert Force cuts off and destroys the retreating Italian 10th Army during the Battle of Beda Fomm. The British capture roughly 130,000 Italians. The official surrender follows, and Benghazi, just to the north of Beda Fomm, falls into Allied hands.
1941 Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey Orchestra record "Everything Happens to Me"
1943 Shoe rationing begins in US (may purchase up to 3 more pairs in 1942)
1944 Germans launch counter-offensive at Anzio, Italy
1944 Bing Crosby records "Swinging on a Star" for Decca Records
1945 General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila
1945 US 76th/5th Infantry divisions begin crossing Sauer
1946 Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC bill
1947 Arabs and Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine
1947 The majority of the missing Dead Sea Scrolls, dating from around 150BC-AD 70 are found in caves on the western bank of the River Jordan
1948 Omar Bradley succeeds Dwight Eisenhower as Army Chief of Staff
1949 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000/year baseball player (New York Yankees)
1950 Georges Bidault forms French government
1950 Senator Joe McCarthy finds "communists" in US Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1950 US and Great-Britain recognize Bao Dai Vietnamese regime
1956 Autherine Lucy, 1st black admitted to University of Alabama, is expelled
1959 Castro proclaims new Cuban constitution
1960 Old handwriting found in at Qumran, near the Dead Sea
1961 Jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads"
1962 Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen, Germany kills 298
1962 President Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba
1964 Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream
1964 Beatles land at New York's JFK airport, for 1st US tour and are mobbed as they arrive
1964 Cassius Clay becomes a Muslim and adopts the name Muhammad Ali
1965 George Harrison of the Beatles, has his tonsils removed
1965 US begins regular bombing and strafing of North Vietnam
1965 Operations begin at Grupo Folklorico Antiyano on Curaçao
1968 Arthur Miller's "Price" premieres in New York NY
1968 Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants falls
1969 American singer Marvin Gaye releases ' I Heard It Through The Grapevine' in Britain
1969 "This Is Tom Jones" debuts on ABC TV
1969 Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO
1971 Women win the right to vote in Switzerland
1971 Swiss men accept female suffrage
1974 Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1974 Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters
1975 Margaret Thatcher is elected leader of the Conservative Party - the first woman ever to be elected leader of a British political party
1976 World's largest telescope (600 cm) begins operation (USSR)
1977 Soyuz 24 launches with 2 cosmonauts
1978 Ethiopian offensive in Ogaden desert
1979 Neptune becomes farthest planet from the sun in our solar system (will remain that way for 20 years)
1979 Colonel Benjedid Chadli succeeds President Boumédienne in Algeria
1979 Pink Floyd premiered their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles
1982 Luis A Monge elected President of Costa Rica
1984 American astronaut Bruce McCandles completes the first walk in space without the use of a lifeline connecting him to his spacecraft
1984 Michael Jackson awarded a 4-foot-high platinum disc by CBS
1985 "New York, New York" became the official anthem of New York NY
1986 Haiti's President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier flees to France Henri Namphy becomes leader of Haiti
1986 Philippine Corazon Aquino defeats incumbent dictator Ferdinand Marcos but fraudulent returns gave the election to Marcos
1987 Madonna's "Open Your Heart" single goes to number 1
1988 Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens
1990 In the USSR , the Central Committee agrees to end the Communist monoply on power - paving the way for a multi-party democracy
1990 Karachi police kill 22 anti-nationalistic demonstrators
1991 British Prime Minister John Major and senior Cabinet Ministers escape unhurt during an apparent assassination attempt when the IRA fires three mortar shells at 10 Downing Street from a van parked several streets away in the centre of London
1991 Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as Haiti's 1st elected president
1992 Mike Tyson testifies in his rape trial
1992 The Maastricht Treaty is signed, which will lead to the creation of the European Union.
1995 Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.
1997 US and Russia announce summit set for Helsinki, March 20-21
1998 18th Winter Olympics games open at Nagano, Japan
1999 Crown Prince Abdullah become the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.

7th February 2006

Muhammad cartoons 'global crisis'

Captain 'unable' to aid survivors

Iran paper seeks cartoon revenge

7th February 2007

Car firms facing pollution curbs

US helicopter crash near Baghdad

Vienna busts huge child porn ring

7th February 2008

'Mafiosi' held in US and Sicily

Murder charges for Kenya police

Sharia law in UK is 'unavoidable'

7th February 2009

Australian bush fires turn deadly

Police 'kill many' in Madagascar

Seven police killed in Pakistan

7th February 2010

Yanukovych 'wins Ukraine's poll'

US power plant blast kills 2 dead

Nepal media chief shot dead in Kathmandu

Birthdates which occurred on 7th February :

1478 Sir Thomas More lawyer/lord chancellor of England/saint (Utopia)
1556 Maria van Nassau Dutch countess of Buren
1589 Jacob de Witt Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/mathematician
1612 Thomas Killigrew English humorist/playwright/leader (King's Men)
1655 Jean-François Regnard French comedy writer (Slave in Algeria)
1688 Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel [Marijke Meu], princess of Orange
1693 Anna Ivanova Romanova empress of Russia (1730-40)
1700 Philippe Buache French geographer/cartographer (Contourlijnen)
1707 Carl August Thielo composer
1710 William Boyce English organist/composer of Cathedral music
1739 Joseph Pouteau composer
1740 Adam-Philippe Custine French earl/General/MP
1753 Rhijnvis Feith Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle/Thirsa)
1758 Benedikt Emanuel Schack composer
1764 Ann Radcliffe London, Gothic novelist (Mysteries of Udolpho)
1801 John Rylands England, merchant/philanthropist
1803 Edgar Quinet French writer/historian (Ahasvérus)
1804 John Deere pioneer manufacturer of agricultural implements
1809 Frederik Paludan-Müller Danish Romantic poet (Danserinden)
1812 Charles Dickens England, novelist (Oliver Twist, Tale of 2 Cities)
1817 Frederick Douglass Maryland, 1st high ranking black in US government
1817 Leroy Pope Walker US lawyer/Confederate minister of War (1861)
1822 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide composer
1823 Richard Genee composer
1824 William Higgins discovered nature of spiral "nebulae"
1825 Crystobal Oudrid y Segura composer
1833 Ricardo Palma Peru, writer/poet (Tradiciones Peruanas)
1834 Dmitri I Mendelejev Russian chemist (devised Periodic Table)
1837 Sir James Augustus Henry Murray Scotland, created Oxford Dictionary
1839 Nicolaas G Pierson Dutch banker/Suriname premier (1897-1901)
1842 Alexandre Ribit premier (France)
1847 Ernst Franck German composer/conductor
1862 Bernard Maybeck US architect (Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco)
1863 Mieczyslaw Soltys composer
1864 Arthur Collins singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet)
1864 Ricardo Castro Herrera composer
1866 Raf[ael] Verhulst [Koen Ravestein], Flemish writer (Jesus of Nazarus)
1867 Laura Ingalls Wilder Wisconsin, children's book author (Little House on Prairie)
1869 Jindrich S Baar Czechoslovakia pastor/writer (Jan Cimbura)
1870 Alfred Adler Austria, psychiatrist (Inferiority Complex)
1871 Karl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammer composer
1872 Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis Greek lawyer/diplomat/foreign minister
1875 Erkki Gustav Melartin composer
1875 Walter Courvoisier composer
1877 Godfrey H Hardy England, number theorist
1877 Feliks Nowowiejski composer
1877 Julius Curtius German minister of Foreign affairs (1929- )
1878 Ossip Gabrilovich composer
1883 Eubie Blake ragtime composer/pianist (I'm Just Wild About Harry, Memories of You)
1883 Paul de Backer Belgian radiologist
1885 Sinclair Lewis novelist/social critic (Main Street, Nobel 1930)
1891 Joachim Stutschewsky composer
1896 Harold Hoffman South Amboy NJ, (Governor-New Jersey)
1896 Jacob Paludan Danish pharmacist/writer (Jørgen Stein)
1897 Quincy Porter New Haven CT, composer
1899 Arvid Pelshe Latvian Communist leader, CPSU Politburo member
1901 Bob den Doolaard [Cornelis Spoelstra], Dutch writer (Grape Pickers)
1902 Ethelda Blebtrey Waterford NY, 100 meter swimmer (Olympics-gold-1920)
1904 Milton Krims writer (Speed)
1905 Ulf Svante von Euler Sweden, physiologist (Nobel 1970)
1905 Olf S von Euler-Chelpin Swedish physiologist
1905 Paul Nizan French journalist/writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration)
1906 Henry P'u-i last emperor of China, puppet emperor of Manchukuo
1907 Arthur George Bottomley politician
1908 Clarence Clarence Linden "Buster" Crabbe Oakland CA, swimmer (Olympics-gold-1932)/actor (Tarzan the Fearless, Flash Gordon)
1909 Joseph "Poeske" Scherens Flemish cyclist (champion sprinter 1932-37)
1912 Derek Farr London, actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large)
1912 Jane Ross Spokane WA, actress (Audrey-Phyllis, Coed Fever)
1914 David Ignatow US poet (Tread the Dark, Rescue the Dead)
1914 Jacques Mornard [Ramón Mercader], murderer (Trotsky)
1914 Ralph Whitlock writer
1917 Dick Emery London England, actor/comedian (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love)
1919 Ilse Pausin Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
1919 Jock Mahoney actor (Range Rider, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury)
1919 Dom Hélder Câmara Brazilian bishop
1920 Eddie Bracken Astoria New York NY, actor (Summer Stock, Young & Willing)
1920 Oscar Brand Winnipeg Canada, folk singer (Draw Me a Laugh)
1921 Athol Rowan cricketer (brother of Eric, South African off-spinner)
1921 Bryan Woods soldier/clerk
1923 Keefe Brasselle Elyria OH, actor (Be Our Guest)
1923 George H H Lascelles English earl of Harewood/leader (Covent Garden)
1924 Cathy Long (Representative-D-LA, 1985-86)
1924 Dora Bryan [Broadhurst], Southport England, actress (Taste of Honey)
1924 Hattie Jacques Kent England, actress (Carry on Doctor)
1924 Johnny Jordaan [Jan van Musscher], Amsterdam folk vocalist
1925 Arthur Berry artist
1925 H Eisenreich writer
1925 Marius Constant Rumania, Dutch composer/conductor (Paradise Lost)
1925 Romolo Valli actor (Bobby Deerfield, Fistful of Dynamite, La Viaccia)
1926 Konstantin Petrovich Feokistov USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod I)
1927 John Buller composer
1928 Al "Fuzzy" Smith baseball player
1932 Alfred M Worden Jackson MI, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15)
1932 Gay Talese author (Honor Thy Father)
1934 Earl King [Solomon Johnson], rocker
1934 King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], Forth Worth TX, US saxophonist (Memphis Soul Stew)
1934 Piet Bukman Dutch minister for Development Aid (CDA)
1935 Herb Kohl (Senator-D Wisconsin)
1938 Juan Pizarro baseball player
1938 Robert Frank Baksa composer
1940 Gary Bond England, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days)
1942 Ton [ACHM] de Kok Dutch MP (CDA)
1944 Berend baron van Voorst tot Voorst Dutch foreign state secretary (CDA)
1944 Berry [AH] Esselink Dutch MP (CDA)
1944 Michael A Andrews (Representative-D-TX, 1983- )
1945 Gerald Davies British rugby player
1945 Pete Postlethwaite actor (The Boxer)
1946 Hector Babenco director (Ironweed, Kiss of the Spider Woman)
1946 Lawrence Ascott rocker (Isotope)
1946 Sammy Johns rocker (Politics, Religion & Her)
1948 Jimmy Greenspoon Los Angeles CA, rock organist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
1949 Alan Lancaster bassist (Status Quo-Down Down, On the Level)
1949 Sunil Wettimuny cricket (Sri Lanka open batsman 1975-79 World Cups)
1950 Marilyn Cochran Burlington VT, skier (Olympics-1972)
1950 Burt Hooton baseball player
1950 Dan Quisenberry baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals)
1951 Manfred Schumann German Federal Republic, bobsled (Olympics-silver/bronze-1976)
1951 Benny Ayala baseball player
1953 Robert Brazile NFLer
1954 Miguel Ferrer Santa Monica CA, actor (Robocop)
1955 Rolf Benirschke Boston MA, NFL place kicker/Wheel of Fortune host
1955 Charlie Puleo baseball player
1957 Carney Lansford baseball player
1957 Damaso Garcia baseball player
1958 Manuel Mijares Mexico, Spanish vocalist (Maria Bonita)
1958 Michele Drake La Jolla CA, playmate (May, 1979)
1959 Brian Travers rock saxophonist (UB40-Red Wine)
1959 Sammy Lee British soccer player
1960 James Spader New York NY, actor (Endless Love, Wall St, Mannequin)
1960 Steve Bronski rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
1962 David Bryan rock keyboardist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
1962 Garth Brooks Tulsa OK, country singer (No Fences, Ropin' the Wind)
1962 Alan Sippy cricketer (dashing Bombay lefty batsman of 1980's)
1963 Heidemarie M Stefanyshyn-Piper St Paul MN, Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut
1963 Jason Adams Los Angeles CA, actor (Ryan's Hope, Nightmare on Elm Street)
1963 Roland Lefebvre cricket pace bowler (Glamorgan & Holland)
1964 Dona L Speir Norwalk CA, playmate (March, 1984)
1964 Cynthia "Sippy" Woodhead Riverside CA, swimmer (Olympics-silver-84)
1964 Gretchen Magers Pittsburgh PA/San Antonio TX, tennis star
1965 Jason Gedrick Chicago IL, actor (Heavenly Kid, Class of '96)
1965 Kristal Parker-Gregory Columbus OH, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-20th)
1965 Reginald Thal soccer player (MVV)
1966 Chris Rock comedian (Saturday Night Live, CB4, Boomerang)
1967 Joseph Tilford Leigh Greene Dayton OH, long jumper (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
1968 Ashely Allen San Antonio TX, playmate (August 1992)
1968 Martin Sinner Koblenz Germany, tennis star (1990 Pretoria)
1968 Michael Stich German Federal Republic, tennis star
1968 Peter Bondra Lutsk Ukraine, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
1969 Bucky Richardson US football quarterback (Houston Oilers)
1969 Fiona Robinson Collie Western Australia, basketball player (Olympics-bronze-96)
1970 Chris Gardocki NFL punter (Indianapolis Colts)
1970 Denis Chasse Montréal, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets)
1970 Stanley Roberts NBA center (Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
1971 Andrew Currey Australian javelin thrower (Olympics-96)
1971 Marvin Graves CFL quarterback (Montréal Alouettes)
1972 Aftab Habib cricketer (Leicestershire right-handed batsman 1996)
1972 John Slaney St John's, NHL defenseman (Los Angeles Kings)
1973 Billy Baumhoff St Louis MO, soccer midfielder/forward (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 Juwan Howard NBA forward/center (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
1973 Kristin Godridge Traralgon Australia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Singapore)
1973 Leanne Schuster Mesa AZ, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1995)
1973 Sonia Paquette St-Janvier Québec Canada, hurdler (Olympics-96)
1973 Tim Bowens NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1974 Ryan Phillips linebacker (New York Giants)
1974 Steve Nash NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
1975 Alexandre Daigle Montréal, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)
1975 Marika Lehtimaki ice hockey center (Finland, Olympics-98)
1976 Hrafnhildur Hafsteinsdottir Miss Iceland-Universe (1996)
1976 Terry Battle running back (Detroit Lions)
1977 Christine Scheels New Berlin WI, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
1977 Hillary Wolf Chicago IL, extra lightweight judoka (Olympics-96)
1979 Cerina Vincent Miss Nevada Teen-USA (1996)
1985 [Alber]Tina Marie Majorino actress, (Waterworld, When a Man Loves a Woman)


Deaths which occurred on February 7th:
0590 Pelagius II Gothic Pope (579-90), dies from plague
1593 Jacques Amyot French humanist/abbot of Bellozanne, dies at 79
1609 Ferdinand I cardinal/ruler of Toscane, dies
1743 Lodovico Giustini composer, dies at 57
1749 Andre Cardinal Destouches composer, dies at 76
1779 William Boyce composer, dies at 67
1820 Samuel Adams Holyoke composer, dies at 57
1823 Ann Radcliffe (Ward) English poet/author of horror novels, dies at 58
1827 Franz Anton Dimmler composer, dies at 73
1830 Marcus Antonio da Fonseca Portugal Portuguese composer, dies at 67
1857 Félix PBOG Earl of Merode, Belgian minister of War, dies at 65
1862 Frantisek Jan Skroup composer, dies at 61
1865 John Henry Winder US Confederate Brigadier-General/provost marshal, dies at 64
1878 Pius IX "Pio Nono", [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at 85
1881 Fredrik Cygnaeus Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73
1897 Galileo Ferraris Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49
1901 Benjamin Edward Woolf composer, dies at 64
1911 Harry Graham cricketer (6 Test for Australia 1893-96, 301 runs), dies
1915 Wladyslaw Gorski composer, dies at 68
1918 Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev composer, dies at 68
1920 Alexander Koltsjak Admiral/leader Russian counter-revolutionary, executed
1931 Ion Vidu composer, dies at 67
1933 Albert György Earl Apponyi Hung minister of Education, dies at 86
1937 Elihu Root US Minister of War/Foreign affairs (Nobel 1912), dies at 91
1940 Francis Ford cricketer (5 Tests for England vs Australia 1894-95), dies
1942 Dorando di Desiderio Pietri marathoner (Olympics-gold-1908), dies at 56
1948 "Red" McKenzie blues-jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), dies
1954 Jan Adam Maklakiewicz composer, dies at 54
1957 Rudolph Reti composer, dies at 71
1958 Walter Kingsford actor (My Favorite Blonde, Fly by Night), dies at 76
1959 Napoleon Lajoie baseball player, dies at 83
1959 Daniel F Malan premier of South Africa (1948-54), dies at 84
1959 Slim [Eddie Jones] Guitar rocker, dies at 32
1960 Igor V Kurtshatov Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57
1961 Louis-Ferdinand Céline French physician/author/anti-Semite, dies at 67
1962 Arthur Carr cricketer (11 Tests for England 22-29), dies shovelling snow
1964 Hermann A J Kees German Egyptologist, dies at 77
1964 Lillian Copeland US discus thrower (Olympics-gold-32), dies at 59
1965 Nance O'Neil actor (Cimarron, Royal Bed, Rogue Song), dies at 90
1967 Henry Morgenthau US minister of Finance (devaluated dollar), dies at 74
1968 Stuart Foster singer (Galen Drake Show), dies at 49
1968 Nick [Aloysius Adamschock] Adams actor (Interns, Pillow Talk, FBI Story, Johnny Yuma-The Rebel), ODs at 36
1969 Bainbridge Crist composer, dies at 85
1974 Arline Judge actress (Age of Consent), dies at 61
1975 Brendan Fay actor (Hustler, Man on a Swing), dies at 54
1977 Herman Dooyeweerd Dutch philosopher/lawyer, dies at 82
1979 Josef Mengele concentration camp doctor, drowns
1980 Ernst Kunz composer, dies at 88
1980 Katherine Emery actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), dies at 73
1984 Brooks West actor (Richard-My Friend Irma), dies at 67
1985 Albert Dondeyne Belgian philosopher/theologist, dies at 83
1985 Uday Merchant cricket (brother of Vijay, prolific scorer), dies
1986 Armand Preud'homme Flemish organist/lyricist, dies at 81
1987 David Savoy Jr rock manager (Hüsker Du), commits suicide at 24
1988 Lin[wood V] Carter US, sci-fi writer (Lost World of Time), dies at 57
1990 Jimmy Van Heusen composer (Call Me Irresponsible), dies at 77
1990 Nathan Wartels publisher (Crown), dies88 from pneumonia at
1990 Dom Heider Camara nonviolent/human rights Bishop of Brazil, dies
1991 Dick Winslow actor (Tom Sawyer, Mutiny on the Bounty), dies at 75
1991 Gladys LaVerne dies of heart problems at 87
1992 Jeanne Gerson dies of cancer & pneumonia at 87
1993 Arthur Ashe tennis star (Wimbledon 1975), dies of AIDS at 49
1993 W Sybout A Colenbrander Dutch historian/journalist, dies at 82
1994 Maarten Vrolijk Dutch Social-Democrat minister (CRM 1965-66), dies at 74
1994 Richard Bissell US under director of CIA (Pig's Bay), dies at 84
1995 Helen Wallis cartographer/Librarian, dies at 70
1995 Massimo Pallottino Italian archaeologist (Etruscologia), dies at 86
1996 George Lowthian Trevelyan designer/visionary, dies at 89
1996 Isian Kehinde I K Dairo musician/academic, dies at 65
1996 Lillian Rambach teacher violinist, dies at 84
1996 Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya writer, dies at 88
1996 Tiny Winters musician, dies at 87
1997 Danil Shafran cellist, dies at 74
1998 Carl Dean Wilson musician, dies at 51

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