26th January, on this day

0066 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1340 English king Edward III proclaimed king of France

1500 Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil.
1531 Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die
1565 Battle of Talikota, fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Islamic sultanates of the Deccan, leads to the subjugation, and eventual destruction of the last Hindu kingdom in India, and the consolidation of Islamic rule over much of the Indian subcontinent.
1666 France declares war on England and Münster
1689 Jean Racine's "Esther" premieres in Saint-Cyr
1697 Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night
1699 Venice, Poland and Austria sign peace treaty with Turkey
1700 The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.
1736 Stanislaw Lesczynski flees Polish throne
1748 England, Netherlands, Austria and Sardinia sign anti-French treaty
1782 Battle of St. Kitts ends
1784 Ben Franklin expresses unhappiness over the eagle as America's symbol
1788 Captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Sydney, Botany Bay New South Wales as a penal colony
1790 Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna
1797 Russia, Prussia and Austria sign treaty
1828 In England, the Duke of Wellington (commander of British troops at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815) becomes Prime Minister
1837 Michigan admitted as 26th US state
1838 Tennessee becomes 1st state to prohibit alcohol
1856 Battle of Seattle
1861 Louisiana becomes 6th state to secede
1862 Lincoln issues General War Order number 1, calling for a Union offensive McClellan ignores order
1863 War Department authorizes Massachusetts Governor to recruit black troops

1863 54th Regiment (Black) infantry forms
1864 Battle of Athens : 600 Confederate cavalrymen attacked Athens, which was being held by a Union force of only 100. Even though the Union defenders had no fortifications and were outnumbered six to one, they were able to repulse the Confederate attack
1870 Virginia rejoins the US
1875 Electric dental drill is patented by George F Green
1882 France government of Gambetta falls
1885 General Charles Gordon, British Governor of the Sudan, is killed during the attack on Khartoum by troops of the Mahdi following a 10 month siege
1886 Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor
1897 Battle at Bida:Gold Coast British troops beat Nupe's army
1904 Fire destroys the National Library in Turin, Italy with the loss of several hundred valuable manuscripts
1905 Han Yong-woon [Bongwan, Manhae] (1879-1944) ordained a monk in Korea
1905 World's largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, is found in South Africa
The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the oldest military rifle still in official use.
1907 'Foul language' causes a riot in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, on the first night of JM Synge's play - 'Playboy of the Western World'
1910 Heavy rains cause floods in Paris
1911 Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego CA
1913 Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for being a pro
1914 Vatican puts Belgian Nobel winner Maeterlinck's works in their index
1915 Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado established
1918 US food administrator Hoover calls for "wheatless" and "meatless" days for war effort
1920 Amadeo Modigliani's mistress jumps out of a window
1922 Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony" premieres in London
1926 Television 1st demonstrated (John L Baird, London)
1929 Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence
1930 Cleveland's Terminal Tower opens (52 stories)
1931 Hungary-Austria sign peace treaty
1932 British submarine M-2 sinks in Channel (60 dead)
1934 Nazi Germany and Poland sign non-attack treaty for 10 years
1939 Filming begins on "Gone With the Wind"
1939 Spanish Civil War: the city of Barcelona falls to the forces of General Franco
1940 Nazis forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains
1942 1st US force in Europe during WWII goes ashore in Northern Ireland
1942 Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German marshal Rommel
1943 French forces enter Tripoli.
1945 Soviet forces reach Auschwitz concentration camp
1945 Operation Elephant :Allied offensive against a German bridgehead at Kapelsche Veer in the Netherlands.
1947 KLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die. Prince Gustaaf Adolf and the American opera singer and actress Grace Moore are killed.
1948 Executive Order 9981, end segregation in US Armed Forces signed
1950 India becomes a republic ceasing to be a British dominion
1954 Ground breaking begins on Disneyland
1956 7th Winter Olympic games open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
1956 Porkkala military base returned to Finland by USSR
1956 Buddy Holly's 1st formal recording session
1957 India annexes Kashmir
1958 Japanese ferry Nankai Maru capsized off southern Awaji Island, Japan
1958 H Laskow replaces Moshe Dayan as Israeli minister of Defense
1959 Italy government of Fanfani resigns
1961 "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley peaks to number 1
1962 US launches Ranger 3, misses Moon by 22,000-mile (37,000-km)
1962 Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker's "Twist" is impure and bans it from all Catholic schools a
1965 South Vietnam military coup under General Nguyen Khanh
1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
1968 Israeli submarine Dakar crashes in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die
1972 JAT Yugoslav Flight 364, a DC-9, suffers a bomb explosion while en route from Copenhagen to Zagreb. 27 of 28 on board are killed. The only survivor, Vesna Vulovic , is entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for surviving the longest fall without a parachute, of over ten thousand meters.
1972 In London, the first performance of the hit musical 'Godspell'
1973 Belgium government of Leburton forms
1976 Israel opens "Good Fence" to Lebanon
1976 Belgium catholic elite start amnesty campaign for war criminals
1977 Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai and Marine Tcherkasova are 1st to perform a quadruple twist lift, Helsinki
1978 International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit
1978 Mario Soares forms Portuguese government
1978 Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40
1979 "The Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on CBS's vast wasteland
1980 175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro!
1980 Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations
1980 Mary Decker became 1st woman to run a mile in under 4½ minutes
1982 Mauno Koivisto elected President of Finland
1983 Dutch and British infrared satellite IRAS launched from California
1984 US navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters and a blimp able to lift 26 tons-Lakehurst New Jersey
1986 Yoweri Museveni's rebel army conquerors Kampala, Uganda
1988 Australia's 200th anniversary-parade of tall ships in Sydney Harbor
1989 AT&T reports 1st loss in 103 years; $1.67 B in 1988
1989 US computer security expert warns of catastrophic virus
1990 Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica and South Atlantic
1991 Alfaro Vive guerrilla group of Ecuador gives arms to Catholic church
1991 New York Lotto pays $90 million to nine winner (#s are 5-15-30-35-46-50)
1994 A protester fires two blank shots from a starting pistol at Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, as he prepares to speak at an 'Australia Day' rally in Sydney
1998 Intel launches 333 MHz Pentium II chip
1998 President Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people, I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"
2001 An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
2004 President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.
2005 Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.
2005 Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming the first African American woman to hold the post.

26th January 2006

Hamas sweeps to election victory

Energy crisis as Georgia freezes

US military 'at breaking point'

26th January 2007

Many die in Iraq pet market blast

Nato 'to step up Afghan support'

Tuna groups tackle overfishing

26th January 2008

Annan hits out at Kenya 'abuses'

Guyana shooting rampage kills 11

Clashes erupt at Ingushetia rally

26th January 2009

Obama aims for oil independence

New clashes 'kill 12' in Pakistan

Crisis claims Icelandic cabinet

26th January 2010

Iraq crime lab car bomber kills 18

Bomber strikes near US military base in Kabul

GM sells Saab to Dutch firm Spyker

Birthdates which occurred on 26th January :

1613 Johann Jakob Wolleb composer
1667 Henricus Zwaardecroon Governor-General of Netherland-Indies
1708 William Hayes composer
1714 Jean B Pigalle French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)
1715 Claude Helvetius Paris France, philosopher
1716 George Sackville Germain 1st Viscount Sackville
1722 Prestonpans
1742 Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers composer
1748 Emmanuel Aloys Forster composer
1763 Charles XIV French marshall, king of Sweden & Norway (1818-44)
1770 Alexander Carlyle Moderator of General Assembly
1771 Jacob Andries van Braam colonial director (Suriname)
1778 Ugo Foscolo Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)
1781 Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
1786 Benjamin Robert Haydon Plymouth, painter (Waiting for The Times)
1804 Eugane "Marie Joseph" Sue France, novelist (Wandering Jew)
1814 Rufus King Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1876
1816 Lloyd Tilghman Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1826 Julia Dent Grant 1st lady (1869-77)
1828 Johan T Buys Dutch lawyer
1831 Mary Mapes Dodge New York City NY, writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates)
1852 Pierre Brazza explorer/colonial administrator (French Africa)
1852 Frederick Corder composer
1855 Arthur Hervey composer
1871 Warner Fabian [Samuel H Adams], US journalist/writer (Average Jones)
1877 Kees van Dongen Netherlands, French painter
1878 A W "Dave" Nourse cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of South African cricket)
1878 R A Schröcker writer
1879 Ludovicus H [Lode] Baekelmans Flemish (stage)author (Tille)
1880 Douglas MacArthur Little Rock AR, General of the Army (WWII), he did return!
1884 Roy Chapman Andrews US, scientist/explorer
1884 Edward Sapir Germany, linguist/anthropologist (Indians)
1886 Joannes A Veraart Dutch economist/MP (Jews of the Netherlands)
1887 Enrique E Ecker Curaçao, bacteriologist
1887 Marc A "Pete" Mitscher US Lieutenant-Admiral (WWII-Task Force 58)
1891 Ilya G Ehrenburg Kiev Ukraine, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw)
1892 Zara Cully Worcester MA, actress (Mother Jefferson-The Jeffersons)
1893 Bessie Coleman 1st black airplane pilot
1899 Wyllis Cooper Pekin IL, TV narrator (Volume One)
19-- Richard Hill Harlan KY, actor (Al Gordean-Today's FBI)
1901 Ervin Major composer
1902 Laurence "Bill" Craigie jet pioneer
1902 Menno ter Braak Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)
1902 Romney Brent Saltillo Mexico, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz)
1904 Douglas Evans actor (South Pacific Trail)
1904 Sean MacBride Dublin Ireland, statesman/Amnesty International co-founder (Nobel '74)
1905 Charles Lane San Francisco CA, actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show)
1905 Maria Augusta von Trapp Austria, singer, inspired "Sound of Music"
1905 John Carmel Heenan Essex, cardinal archbishop of Westminster (1963-75)
1905 Marquess of Bath English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1907 Eddie Ballantine Chicago IL, orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club)
1907 Henry Cotton English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948)
1908 Stephane Grappelli French jazz violinist
1910 Elmar Klos Czechoslovakian director (Adrift)
1910 Marijan Lipovsek composer
1911 Norbert Schultze composer
1911 Polykarp Kusch US, nuclear physicist Nobel 1955
1912 Cora Baird New York City NY, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie)
1913 Jimmy Van Heusen songwriter (Love & Marriage)
1913 William Prince Nichols NY, actor (City in Fear, Cyrano de Bergerac)
1914 Kaye Webb English writer/publisher (Puffin Club)
1915 William Hopper New York City NY, actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason)
1916 Lothar Jensch composer
1918 Nicolae Ceausescu Romanian President (1967-90)
1919 K C Ibrahim cricketer (batted in 4 Tests India vs West Indies 1948-49)
1920 Derek Bond Glasgow Scotland, actor (Nicholas Nickleby)
1920 John Logan Gorlay journalist
1921 Akio Morita Kasugaya Japan, CEO (Sony)
1921 Frantisek Chaun composer
1921 Johannes Driessler composer
1922 Michael Bentine England, author/comedian (Reluctant Jester)
1923 Anne Jeffreys North Carolina, actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital)
1924 Warren Frank Benson composer
1925 Joan Leslie Detroit MI, actress (Sergeant York, High Sierra, Yankee Doodle Dandy)
1925 Paul Newman Cleveland OH, racer/popcorn mogul/actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler)
1925 David Jenkins Bishop (Durham)
1925 Desmond Cassidi British admiral
1926 Charles Tidbury former chairman (Whitbread & Company)
1926 Jose Maria Valverde philosopher poet/translator
1926 Ronnie Hilton singer (Moonraker)
1927 William Redfield New York City NY, actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage)
1927 José Simón Azcona Hoyo President of Honduras (1986-90)
1928 Eartha Kitt South Carolina, singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman)
1928 Roger Vadim France, director (And God Created Women, Barbarella)
1928 Gene Snyder (Representative-R-KY, 1963-65, 67- )
1928 Philip José Farmer Indiana, science fiction novelist (Riverworld)
1929 Jules Feiffer New York City NY, cartoonist (Passionella) author (Little Murders)
1929 M R Turner publisher
1930 A N Solomons chairman (Singer & Friedlander)
1930 Anne Macfarlane Master (Court of Protection)
1930 Harry "Buddy" Melges Jr Wisconsin, yachter (Olympics-gold/bronze-1964, 72)
1931 Mary Murphy Washington DC, actress (A Man Alone, Maggie-Investigators)
1932 George H Clements famous African
1932 Christopher Price Director (Leeds Metropolitan U)
1932 Ronald Allison British author/broadcaster
1934 Huey "Piano" Smith pianist (Having a Good Time)
1935 Bob Uecker Milwaukee WI, catcher/actor (Mr Belvedere)
1935 Henry Jordan Emporia VA, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland, Green Bay)
1935 Peter Ronnefeld composer
1935 Zbigniew Penherski composer
1936 Noel Harrison London, singer/actor (Mark-Girl from UNCLE)
1937 Gerrit Gerritse Dutch MP (CDA)
1937 Joseph Saidu Momoh General/President (Sierra Leone)
1937 S J B Langdale Headmaster (Shrewsbury School)
1938 Margaret Daly British MEP
1939 Marshall Lieb rocker (Teddy Bears)
1941 Henry Jaglom London England, actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always)
1942 Scott Glenn Pittsburgh PA, actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft)
1942 Nigel Walmsley chairman (Carlton UK Television)
1942 William McLennan CEO (Central Statistical Office)
1943 Jean Knight vocalist (Mr Big Stuff)
1943 Peter Kenton Winkler composer
1943 Sherian Grace Cadoria Brigadier General
1944 Angela Yvonne Davis black activist/professor
1945 Jacqueline du Pré Oxford England, cellist
1945 Mick Hill cricketer (New South Wales all-rounder 1964-75)
1946 Gene Siskel movie critic (Siskel & Ebert)
1946 Christopher Hampton Azores, playwright (Oviri, Hotel du Lac)
1946 Timothy Clifford director (National Galleries of Scotland)
1947 Patrick Dewaere [Bordeaux], France, actor (Les Valseuses)
1948 Corky Laing rocker (Mountain)
1949 Derek Holt rocker (Climax Blues Band)
1949 Paul Nurse doctor/director-General elect (Imperial Cancer Research Fund)
1950 David Strathairn actor (LA Confidential, Eight Men Out)
1950 Jorg Haider Austrian political leader (Austrian Freedom Pary)
1951 David Briggs rock guitarist (Little River Band-Help is on it's Way)
1951 Andy Hummell Memphis TN, rock bassist (Big Star)
1951 Jarmila Kratochvilova Czechoslovakia, 400m/800m runner (women's world record holder, Olympics-silver-1980)
1951 Walt Willey Ottawa IL, actor (Joe Novak-Ryan's Hope, Jackson Montgomery-All My Children)
1952 Mario Runco Jr Bronx NY, Lieutenant-Commander USN/astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77)
1952 Thomas Edward Henderson South Carolina, basketballer (Olympics-silver-1972)
1953 Andrée C van Es Dutch MP (PSP)
1953 Bert Heerink Amsterdam, rock vocalist
1953 Lucinda Williams singer
1954 Kim Hughes cricketer (brilliant Australian batsman 1977-84)
1954 Martin Dunn British editor (Today)
1955 Lucia Mendez Mexico, Spanish singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno)
1956 Lisa Boray [Schulte Nordholt], Dutch singer (Lovers Until the End)
1956 Simon Howard English large landowner (Castle Howard)
1957 Ashok Malhotra cricketer (Indian batsman in 7 Tests 1982-84)
1957 Eddie Van Halen Nijmegan Netherlands, rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984)
1957 Shivlal Yadav cricketer (Indian off-spinner 102 Test wickets 1979-87)
1958 Anita Baker Toledo OH, singer (Giving You the Best That I Got)
1958 B James Lowry rocker (Boys Band)
1958 Dave Rummells Cedar Rapids IA, Nike golfer (1993 Buick-2nd)
1958 Ellen DeGeneres New Orleans LA, comedienne (Ellen Morgan-Ellen)
1958 Norman Lamont Hassan British reggae musician (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1960 Gary Plummer NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers)
1960 Jeanette Bolden Los Angeles CA, 4x100m runner (Olympics-gold-1984)
1961 Wayne Gretzky Brantford Ontario, Edmonton Oilers/Los Angeles Kings/New York Rangers (NHL MVP 1980-1987), Great One
1962 Roshan Guneratne cricketer (wicketless in only Test SL vs Australia 1983)
1962 Tim May cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-95)
1962 Tom Keifer rock guitarist/vocalist (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
1963 Andrew Ridgeley England, rock guitarist (Wham-Wake Me Up)
1963 Claudia Lonow New York City NY, actress (Diana-Knots Landing)
1963 Jazzie B [Beresford Romeo], English rapper (Soul II Soul-Feel Free)
1963 Simon O'Donnell cricketer (Deniliquin New South Wales ODI all-rounder 1985-90)
1965 Allison Hossack Steinbach Manitoba Canada, actress (Olivia-Another World)
1965 Lou Frazier US baseball outfielder (Montréal Expos)
1965 Tim McDonald safety (San Francisco 49ers)
1967 Jeff Branson US baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
1967 Katie Peterson-Parker Bethesda MD, LPGA golfer (1995 Oldsmobile-5th)
1967 Tim Pugh Lake Tahoe CA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals)
1968 Eric Davis NFL cornerback (San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers)
1968 Reggie Jordan NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1970 Dan Carlson US baseball pitcher (San Francisco Giants)
1970 Dean Malkoc Vancouver, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
1970 Ronald Moore NFL running back (New York Jets, St Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals)
1971 Jon Heidenreich WLAF G (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 Lamar Mills WLAF DE (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 Lee Naylor Australian 400m runner (Olympics-96)
1971 Min Tang Hunan China, tennis star (1995 Futures-Canberra Australia)
1971 Tracy Middendorf Georgia, actress (Beverly Hills 90210, Carrie-Days of Our Life)
1972 Harrison Houston NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
1973 Mark Brook WLAF LB (Rhein Fire)
1973 Tatsuki Katayama hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
1973 Tony Ramirez tackle (Detroit Lions)
1976 Paul Byrne Australian 800m runner (Olympics-96)
1977 Cindy Cesar Miss Mauritius-Universe (1997)
1977 Justin Gimelstob New Jersey, tennis star (1994 doubles USTA Bakersfield)
1978 Reesa Starr Jr
1997 Pasaye Twins Palatine IL, twin born 92 days after his brother (Oct 26)


Deaths which occurred on January 26th:
1109 Albericus of Cîteaux French saint, dies
1706 Guillaume Poitevin composer, dies at 59
1795 Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach composer, dies at 62
1798 Christian Gottlob Neefe German organist/composer, dies at 49
1803 Georg von Pasterwiz composer, dies at 72
1824 Edward Jenner discoverer (vaccination), dies
1824 Théodore Géricault French painter (Grand Derby d'Epsom), dies
1849 Thomas Lovell Beddoes English poet (Death's Jest-Book), suicide at 45
1850 Francis Jeffrey Baron Jeffrey, judge/literary critic, dies
1855 Gérard de Nerval [Labrunie], French poet/writer, dies at 46
1870 Cesare Pugni composer, dies at 67
1885 Charles George Gordon British Governor-General, executed (slain with troops by Sudanese in Khartoum) at 51
1891 Nicholaus Otto auto pioneer (internal combustion engine), dies
1893 Abner Doubleday credited with inventing baseball, dies on 74th birthday
1895 Arthur Cayley mathematician, dies
1904 John P R Tak Dutch liberal politician, dies at 64
1911 Charles Wentworth Dilke English undersecretary of State, dies at 67
1920 Matthias Enzberger German minister of finance, murdered
1922 Luigi Denza composer, dies at 75
1932 William K Wrigley owner (Wrigley Gum, Chicago Cubs), dies
1939 Professor Cristescu Romania's iron guard leader, murdered
1939 Armand Calinescu Romania's PM, assassinated by the iron guard
1942 Gerard L F Philips Dutch manufacturer (Philips), dies at 83
1943 Nikolai Vavilov geneticist, Saratovv labour camp, dies
1947 Grace Moore US soprano/actress (One Night of Love), dies at 45
1947 Gustav Adolf crown prince of Sweden, dies in air crash
1948 Ignaz Friedman composer, dies at 65
1949 Victor Fleming director (Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind), dies at 65
1950 Betsy van den Arend Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs), dies at 78
1952 Louis van Deyssel Dutch writer (Diary of Franc Rozelaar), dies at 87
1953 Martinus Nijhoff Dutch poet/translator (spelling), dies at 58
1954 Carl J Eldh Swedish sculptor, dies at 80
1961 Morris Nichols cricketer (41 wickets in 14 Tests for England 1930-39), dies
1962 Charles "Lucky" Luciano New York City NY Mafia gangster, dies at 65
1962 Fran Lhotka composer, dies at 78
1963 John Sigvard Olsen comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
1965 Ali Mansoer premier of Persia, murdered
1967 Albert Remy actor (Blows), dies at 55
1967 Kenneth Thomson actor (White Gold), dies of emphysema at 68
1973 Edward G Robinson [Goldenberg], actor (Little Caesar), dies at 79
1973 Meijer Sluyser Dutch journalist/commentator (VARA), dies at about 71
1974 S v Vegesack writer, dies at 85
1974 Wiktor Labunski composer, dies at 78
1975 Lubov Orlova actress (Moscow Laughs, Man of Music, Tanya), dies at 72
1977 Margaret Hayes actress (Robert Montgomery Presents), dies at 61
1978 Leo Genn actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover, Henry V), dies at 72
1979 Nelson Rockefeller former Vice President & 4 time Governor of NY, dies at 70
1983 Paul "Bear" Bryant college football coach, dies in Alabama at 69
1985 James Cameron journalist, dies
1989 Paul Daels Flemish chairman (IJzerbedevaart committee), dies
1989 Stéphane Steinier Belgian journalist, kidnapped & murdered
1990 FHP "Boy" Trip Dutch minister, dies
1991 Johnny van Doorn Dutch writer/poet, dies at 46
1992 José Ferrer Puerto Rico, actor/director (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 80
1992 Okke Jager Dutch theologist/writer/poet, dies at 63
1993 Axel Von Dem Bussche German aristocrat, dies
1993 Jan Gies Dutch resistance fighter (helped Anne Frank), dies at 87
1993 Robert Jacobsen Danish sculptor (large iron sculptures), dies at 80
1995 Bernardo Leighton Chilean politician (1964-70), dies
1995 Geoffrey Penwill Parsons Australian/British piano accompanist, dies at 65
1995 Louis Heren journalist, dies at 65
1995 Vic Buckingham English soccer player/trainer (Ajax), dies at 79
1996 David Schultz wrestler (Olympics-Gold-84), killed by John Du Pont
1996 Harold Brodkey writer, dies at 65
1996 Henry Jay Lewis conductor, dies at 63
1997 Margaret Hesse princess of Hesse/the Rhine, dies at 83
1997 Sarah Lucas theatre Administrator, dies at 53
1998 S P Leary Texan Blues drummer (Muddy Waters), dies at 67
1998 Shinichi Suzuki music teacher (Suzuki Method), dies at 99
1998 Walter Edmonds writer (Drums Along the Mohawk), dies at 93

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