27th January, on this day

98 Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva.
672 St Vitalian ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1302 Dante becomes a Florentine political exile
1593 Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno
1606 In London, the beginning of the trial of Guy Fawkes - charged with treason for attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament
1671 Pirate Henry Morgan lands at Panama City
1710 Czar Peter the Great sets 1st Russian state budget
1736 Abdication of Stanislas, last king of Poland
1778 Joseph Bramah patents the valved flush toilet
1778 Piccinni's opera "Roland" premieres, Paris
1785 1st US state university chartered, Athens, GA
1822 Formal proclamation of Greek independence
1823 President Monroe appoints 1st US ambassadors to South America
1864 Battle of Fair Garden, Tennessee
1870 After accepting 15th amendment, Virginia is readmitted to Union
1880 Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp
1886 1st British government of Salisbury resigns
1888 National Geographic Society is formed (Washington DC)
1891 Mine explosion kills 109 at Mount Pleasant, PA
1897 British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana)
1902 5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (New York City NY)
1905 Maurice Rouvier forms government in France
1908 Pasiphaë, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Melotte
1914 US marines land in Haiti to preserve order following the resignation of President Oreste during a popular revolt
1915 US Marines occupy Haiti
1916 Communist party "Spartacus Letters" 1st published in Berlin
1918 "Tarzan of the Apes", 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater
1924 Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier
1924 Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square
1927 Harlem Globetrotters play their 1st game
1934 French government of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair)
1940 Germany makes final plans for the invasion of Denmark and Norway.
1941 Peruvian agent Rivera-Schreibér warns of Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor
1942 The British withdraw all troops back into Singapore.
1943 50 American bombers carry out the first major air raid on Germany - a daylight attack on Wilhelmshaven. the large naval base
1944 Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed
1945 Russia liberates Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland)
1945 Wally van Hall, "banker in defiance", arrested
1948 1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates
1948 1st tape recorder sold
1949 Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China
1950 United States agrees to provide arms to members of NATO - the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
1951 US begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site
1953 Netherlands end Marshall aid
1958 Ferenc Münnich follows Kádár as premier of Hungary
1965 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite
1967 Three American astronauts, Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee, are killed in a flash fire aboard their Apollo space capsule during training at Cape Kennedy
1967 Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
1967 Round the world solo yachtsman Francis Chichester is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Greenwich, London using a sword which once belonged to Sir Francis Drake
1967 60 nations sign a treaty limiting military activities in outer space
1969 14 spies hung in Baghdad
1969 9 Jews publicly executed in Damascus, Syria
1969 Ian Paisley sentenced to 3 years
1970 Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"
1973 US and Vietnam sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and military draft
1976 "Laverne and Shirley" spin-off from "Happy Days" premieres on ABC TV
1976 Morocco-Algeria battles in Westerly Sahara
1977 President Carter pardons most Vietnam War draft evaders (10,000)
1977 1st broadcast of "Roots" mini-series on ABC TV
1982 Mauno Koivisto installed as President of Finland
1983 World's longest subaqueous tunnel (53.90 km) opens, Honshu-Hokkaid
1984 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial
1989 German war criminals Fischer and Austrian der Fünten freed
1990 Dissolution of Polish communist party
1992 Former American world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson goes on trial charged with raping an 18 year old contender in the 1991 Miss Black America contest
1992 Presidential candidate Bill Clinton (D) and Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair
1993 DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12
1994 Carlos Reina succeeds President Callejas in Honduras
1994 Romanian social-democrats form government with anti-Semites
1996 15 day old siamese twins separated-Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies
1996 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1996 Germany celebrates its 1st Holocaust Remembrance Day
1997 It is revealed that French museums have nearly 2,000 pieces of art that were stolen by Nazis.
1998 Crane crashes into Roosevelt Is (New York City NY) Tram, injuring 10
2001 Ten members of the Oklahoma State University men's basketball team and support staff die in a plane crash in Colorado.
2002 Several explosions at a military dump in Lagos, Nigeria kill more than 1,000.
2007 Approximately 100,000 protesters converge on the Mall in Washington, D.C. for the January 27, 2007 anti-war protest sponsored by United for Peace and Justice.

27th January 2006

Hamas invited to form government

Gates gives $600m more to stop TB

Mozart's 250th marked in Austria

27th January 2007

Suicide bombers strike in Baghdad

Pakistan attack kills 10 police

Holocaust Day marked with events

27th January 2008

Fighting spreads in western Kenya

Pakistan 'seizes back key tunnel'

Israel 'to resume Gaza supplies'

27th January 2009

Israel launches attacks in Gaza

Burned bodies found in Madagascar

US woman gives birth to octuplets

27th January 2010

Sri Lanka election win for Rajapaksa

Building blast in Belgium, kills 9

Apple unveils its iPad computer

Birthdates which occurred on 27th January :

1546 Joachim III Frederick elector (Brandenburg)
1556 Abbas I "the Great", shah of Persia (1587-1629)
1592 Pierre de La Barre composer
1662 Richard Bentley Oulton, scholar/controversialist
1679 Jean-François de Troy French painter
1701 Johann N von Hontheim German church historian/suffragan (bishop)
1715 Vaclav Kalous composer
1720 Samuel Foote England, actor/dramatist (Mirror)
1723 Johann A Cramer prime minister/poet
1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austria, musical prodigy/composer (Figaro)
1775 Friedrich von Schelling Germany, philosopher (Views on Christianity)
1775 Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez García Spanish tenor/composer
1784 Martin-Joseph Mengal composer
1805 Samuel Palmer London, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision)
1806 Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga y Balzola Spanish composer
1808 David F Strauss Germany, theologist (Jesus' Life)
1822 Thomas Leiper Kane Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
1823 Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo France, composer (Symphonie Espagnole)
1824 Jozef Israëls Dutch painter
1826 Richard Taylor Lieutenant-General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1828 Louis Schubert composer
1828 Samuel Allen Rice Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1830 Georg Hellmesberger composer
1830 William Henry Fitzhugh Payne Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1832 Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], author (Alice in Wonderland)
1834 Dmitri Mendeleev chemist (discovered periodic table of the elements)
1834 Robert Sanford Foster Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)
1836 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch Austrian writer (masochism)
1850 Samuel Gompers Dutch/US, 1st president-American Federation of Labor
1851 Rafael Obligado Argentina, writer (Santos Vega)
1858 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer
1859 Kaiser Wilhelm II Potsdam, German emperor (1888-1918)
1867 Claude Antoine Terrasse composer
1868 Cato Engelen-Sewing Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera)
1869 Will Marion Cook composer
1872 Learned Hand Albany NY, Chief judge (US Court of Appeals)
1882 Giuseppe Prezzolini Italy, writer (La Voce, La Cultura Italiano)
1885 Jerome Kern New York City NY, Broadway composer (Showboat, Roberta)
1885 Eduard Künneke German composer (Vetter aus Dingsda)
1887 Carl Blegen Minneapolis MN, archaeologist (excavator at Troy, Pylos)
1889 Balthasar van der Pol physicist (Comparison of Van der Pol)
1891 Ilya Ehrenburg Kiev Ukraine, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw)
1892 Mitya Stillman composer
1894 Fritz Pollard early black NFL star (1920-26)
1895 Joseph Rosenstock Cracow Poland, conductor (Nippon Philharmonic Orchestra 1936-41)
1895 Claudio Carneyro composer
1899 Granville English composer
19-- Marc Ferrari rocker (Cold Sweat-Break Out)
1900 Hyman G Rickover US Admiral (father of modern nuclear navy)
1901 Art Rooney NFL team owner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1901 Willy Fritsch German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon)
1903 Reginald Gardiner Wimbledon England, actor (Pruitts of So Hampton)
1903 John Eccles British physiologist/neurologist
1905 Howard McNear Los Angeles CA, actor (Floyd-Andy Griffith Show, Jetsons)
1905 Luther Diamond radio personality
1906 Radames Gnattali composer
1907 Henry Cotton English golf champion (won 3x British Open)
1908 William Randolph Hearst Jr newspaper publisher (Hearst Publishing)
1911 Benay Venuta San Francisco CA, actress (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister)
1911 George Pope cricketer (English pace bowler, 1-49 & 0-36 in his only Test)
1912 Lawrence Durrell Indian/British writer (Private Country)
1913 Milton Adolphus composer
1913 Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky composer
1914 Anna Larina revolutionary
1915 Jack Brymer clarinettist
1917 Dunboyne Lord
1917 Merrivale Lord
1918 Elmore James musician (Dust My Broom)
1918 Skitch Henderson Birmingham England, orchestra leader (Tonight Show)
1919 David Seville [Ross Bagdasarian], Fresno CA, (Alvin & Chipmunks)
1919 H D Halsey Bishop of Carlisle
1919 Nina Milkina pianist
1921 Donna Reed Denison IA, actress (From Here to Eternity, Wonderful Life)
1922 Wilfrid Bourne QC/Clerk of the Crown in Chancery
1924 Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev composer
1924 Kenneth Corfield CEO (STC)
1924 Rauf Denktasj Turkish-Cypriot politician
1924 Rix Lord
1924 Sabu [Dastagir], India, actor (Elephant Boy, Drum)
1924 William van Straubenzee British MP
1925 Geoffrey Tucker British political consultant
1925 John Bury designer
1927 Doretta Morrow New York City NY, actress (Because You're Mine)
1927 Joe Perry AAFC/NFL Hall of Fame fullback (San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Colts)
1927 Michael Craig Poona India, actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror)
1927 Nancy Dickerson journalist (NBC)
1928 Jean-Michel Damase composer
1929 Ingrid Thulin Solleftea Sweden, actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned)
1929 Richard Du Cann lawyer QC
1930 Bobby "Blue" Bland Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer)
1930 Esteban Edward Torres (Representative-D-CA, 1983- )
1930 Roger Sims British MP
1931 John Hopkins writer
1931 Mordecai Richler Montréal, author (Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz)
1931 Rudi Maugeri rocker (Crew Cuts)
1931 Vinson Lord
1932 Neville Trotter British MP
1933 Mohamed Al Fayed CEO (Harrods)
1933 Rita Hennessy matron-in-chief (QARANC)
1934 Federico Mayor Zaragoza Barcelona, Spain, UNESCO director (1987- )
1934 Donald Spiers controller (Aircraft MoD)
1934 Edithe Cresson premier of France (1991-92)
1934 Julian Ogilvie Thompson CEO (De Beers)
1935 Gillian Beer professor/president (Clare Hall-Cambridge)
1936 Troy Donahue New York City NY, actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye)
1936 Ismail Kadare Albanian author/poet (Dimri i Madh)
1937 John Ogdon Manchester England, pianist/composer
1938 Kim Gardner rocker (Byrds)
1938 Timothy Elworthy Captain of The Queen's Flight
1939 Mike Hill Jackson MI, PGA golfer (1977 Ohio Kings Island Open)
1939 N R Bomford head master (Harrow School)
1939 Rawlings Baroness
1939 Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan composer
1940 Brian T O'Leary Boston MA, astronaut
1940 Harry Kümel Flemish director (Monsieur Hawarden)
1940 James Cromwell Los Angeles CA, actor (Stretch-All in the Family, Babe)
1942 Petr Kotik composer
1943 A H Harper CEO (Baltic Exchange)
1943 Cumberlege Baroness
1944 Kevin Coyne rocker
1945 Mairead Corrigan-Maguire North Irish peace activist (Nobel 1976)
1945 Nicholas Berkeley Mason drummer (Pink Floyd-The Wall, Money)
1946 Kim Gardner England, rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
1947 Nedra Telley New York City NY, vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Little Baby)
1948 Mikhail Baryshnikov Riga Latvia, ballet dancer (That's Dancing)
1948 Chuck Larsen rocker (Snuff)
1949 Lifford Viscount
1951 Brian Downey rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town)
1951 Scott Lane New York City NY, actor (Gary-McKeever & the Colonel)
1951 Seth Justman Washington DC, rock vocalist/keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)
1952 Brian Gottfried Baltimore MD, tennis star (Wimbledon Doubles 1976)
1952 Peter Garland composer
1954 Kimberly J "Kim" Hughes Australian cricketer
1955 Mimi Rogers Coral Gables FL, actress (Paper Dolls, The Rousters)
1955 Richard Young Glasgow KY, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
1956 Fred Quillan Portland Oregon, WLAF offensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1957 Karen Kondazian Boston MA, actress (Irene-Shannon, Mortal Sins)
1957 Frank Miller US, comicbook writer (Batman-The Dark Knight Returns)
1958 Charles Waltz rocker (Shooting Star)
1958 Alan Milburn British MP
1959 Patti Cohoon Whittier CA, actress (Molly-Here Come the Brides)
1959 Cris Collinsworth NFL wide receiver/TV sportscaster
1959 Keith Olbermann TV sportscaster
1960 Sarah Kennedy Coquille OH, comedienne (Laugh in)
1961 Charlotte Kemp Omaha NE, playmate (December 1982)
1961 Karen Velez Rockville Center NY, playmate (December 1984)
1961 Martin Degville rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
1961 Gillian Gilbert Manchester England, rocker (New Order-Round & Round)
1961 Jean-Paul Banos Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Olympics-9/10-88, 92, 96)
1961 Margo Timmins singer (Cowboy Junkies)
1962 James F Doehring Santa Barbara CA, shot putter (Olympics-silver-1992)
1962 Michael Collins clarinettist
1964 Migi [Miguel Drummond] rock (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Your Distance)
1964 Bridget Fonda Los Angeles CA, actress (Scandal, Single White Female)
1964 Cathy Podewell California, actress (Dallas)
1964 Inga Thompson Reno NV, US cyclist (Olympics-8th-88, 84, 92)
1964 Jack Haley NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
1964 Woody Austin Tampa FL, PGA golfer (1995 Buick Open)
1965 Igor Matoushkin NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics-98)
1966 Michael De Angelis hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
1966 Tamlyn Tomita Okinawa, actress (Karate Kid 2, Ming Li-Santa Barbara)
1967 Carrington Garland Los Angeles CA, actress (Kelly Capwell-Santa Barbara)
1967 Alfred Oglesby NFL defensive tackle (Cincinnati Bengals)
1967 Dave Manson Prince Albert, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
1967 Laura Golarsa Italy, tennis star
1967 Sue Palmer Collingwood Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1968 Anthony Pleasant NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
1968 Eric Wedge US baseball catcher (Boston Red Sox)
1968 Matt Stover NFL kicker (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
1968 Mike Patton Eureka CA, rocker (Faith No More-The Real Thing)
1968 Reggie Johnson NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
1968 Rusty Meacham Stuart FL, pitcher (Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners)
1968 Tracy Lawrence Atlanta TX, country singer (Sticks & Stones)
1969 Kristen Danihy Lawton OK, team handball circle/wing (Olympics-1996)
1969 Phil Plantier Manchester NH, outfielder (San Diego Padres, Red Sox, A's)
1969 Shane Thomson New Zealand cricket off-spin all rounder (since 1990)
1970 Carlos Javier Bernardo Dutch prince
1970 Dario Brose Queens NY, US soccer halfback (Olympics-92)
1970 Dean Headley cricket (grandson of George, England ODI quick 1996)
1971 Mark Noordlander soccer player (Sparta)
1971 Patrice Brisebois Montréal Québec Canada, NHL defenseman (Montréal Canadiens)
1972 Bryant Young NFL defensive tackle (San Francisco 49ers)
1972 Chad Askew NFL wide receiver (New York Jets)
1972 Mark Lawrence Burlington, NHL right wing (Dallas Stars)
1973 Eddie Davis CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
1973 Margot Bourgeois Miss Trinidad & Tobago-Universe (1997-3rd place)
1975 Chaminda Vaas brilliant Sri Lankan cricket pace bowler (1994- )
1976 Haimish Karrasch Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1976 Mike Ferrier Suriname/Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam, Salernitana)
1976 Rhett Warrener Shaunavon, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
1979 Jessica Lynn Ferdinand Miss New York Teen-USA (1997)
1981 Jonny Lang blues musician


Deaths which occurred on January 27th:
0098 Marius Cocceius Nerva Emperor of Rome (96-98), dies at about 67
0672 Vitalianus pope (657-72)/saint, dies
0847 Sergius II pope (844-47), dies
1164 Abraham ibn Ezra poet/philosopher, dies
1540 Angela Merici Italian monk/monastery, dies
1565 Robrecht de Berghes prince-bishop of Liege (1557-64), dies
1612 Maarten van Valckenborch Flemish painter, buried at about 77
1625 Adriaen Valerius notary/Netherlands Gedenck-clanck, dies at about 49
1629 Hieronymus Praetorius composer, dies at 68
1669 Gaspar de Crayer Flemish painter, dies at 87
1699 William Temple statesman, dies
1731 Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori Italian piano builder, dies at 75
1763 John Theodor of Bavaria prince-bishop of Liege/cardinal, dies
1802 Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg composer, dies at 42
1814 Johann Gottlieb Fichte philosopher, dies
1814 Philip Astley theatre manager, dies
1816 Samuel Hood 1st Viscount Hood/admiral, dies
1850 J Gottfried Schadow German sculptor/cartoonist/writer, dies at 85
1850 Philipp Roth composer, dies at 70
1851 John James Audubon conservationist (Audubon Society), dies at 65
1851 Karl Moser composer, dies at 77
1857 Dorothea von Benckendorff Baltic monarch of Lieven, dies at 72
1858 Gerrit van der Linde Jz Dutch "Principal", poet, dies at 49
1859 Carl A Agardh Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad, dies at 74
1860 Janó Bolyai Hungarian mathematician (parallel), dies at 57
1864 Franz von Klenze German architect (palace Leuchtenberg), dies at 59
1866 John Gibson sculptor, dies
1889 Ivan S Aksakov Russian journalist, dies at 65
1893 James G Blaine US minister of foreign affairs, dies at 62
1901 Giuseppe Verdi Italian composer (Rigoletto/Traviata/Aïda), dies in Milano at 87
1904 Adam Minchejmer composer, dies at 73
1919 Endre Ady Hungarian poet (Margita élni akar), dies at 41
1922 Giovanni Verga Italian writer (I Mala Voglia), dies at 81
1928 Marie Verstraete actress (Frou-Frou/Nora), dies at 74
1930 Jean Hure composer, dies at 52
1941 Iver Paul Fredrik Holter composer, dies at 90
1949 Boris Asafiev composer, dies at 64
1953 Martinus Nijhoff Dutch poet/interpreter/linguist, dies at 58
1954 Paul-Marie Masson composer, dies at 71
1955 Ernst Penzoldt writer, dies
1956 Erich Kleiber Austrian conductor, dies
1963 John Farrow actor/director (Botany Bay), dies at 58
1964 Lieb Glantz composer, dies at 65
1965 Theo Uden Marsman Dutch orchestra leader, dies at 63
1967 Roger B Chaffee astronaut, dies at 31 in Apollo I fire
1967 Virgil I (Gus) Grissom astronaut, dies at 41 in Apollo I fire
1967 Alphonse Juin French marshal, dies at 78
1967 Edward Higgins White II Lieutenant-Colonel USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), dies in Apollo I fire at 36
1969 Charles Winninger actor (Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 82
1969 Hanns Jelinek composer, dies at 67
1970 Ed Ford comedian (Can You Top This?), dies at 72
1970 Probir Sen cricket (20 catch & 11 stumpings, 14 Tests for India), dies
1972 Mahalia Jackson gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60
1972 Richard Courant German/US mathematician, dies at 84
1974 Georgios Grivas Greek General/opposition leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75
1974 Paula Ludwig writer, dies at 74
1977 Walter Baldwin actor (Gay Amigo), dies at 88
1978 Marguerite Canal composer, dies at 87
1978 Oscar Homolka actor (7 Year Itch, Ball of Fire), dies at 79
1981 Leo Collard Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58), dies at 78
1982 Iris Korn actress (Widder-Palmerstown USA), dies at 60
1983 Louis De Funes actor/writer (Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), dies from a heart attack at 68
1983 Paul "Bear" Bryant US football coach (Alabama), dies at 69
1983 Robert Christian actor (Bustin' Loose), dies of cancer at 42
1984 Lou Crosby TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
1986 L Ron Hubbard novelist/founder (Church of Scientology), dies at 74
1986 Lilli Palmer [Lillie Marie Peiser] German actress (Boys from Brazil, Kinder), dies at 71
1990 Helen Jerome Eddy actress (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 92
1992 Francesca Primus columnist (Back Stage), dies at 45
1992 Gene Harris entertainer, dies after long illness
1992 Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies British actress (The Master Blackmailer, Eliza Dolittle), dies at 101
1993 Andre "the Giant" Roussimoff WWF wrestler, dies of heart attack at 49
1993 Erik Mörk Danish actor (Europe), dies at 67
1994 Claude Akins actor (Rio Bravo, Lobo), dies of cancer at 75
1994 Eddie Calhoun jazz Bassist, dies at 72
1994 Joe Mays actor (Mr Saturday Night), dies of AIDS at 44
1994 Stanley Adams songwriter, dies at 86
1995 Halsey S Colchester British SAS/MI6-spy/priest, dies at 76
1995 Jean Tardieu author, dies at 91
1995 Willem R "Wim" van der Zee General-Secretary Council of Churches, dies at 64
1996 Barbara Skelton writer, dies at 79
1996 John Patrick Sutton Ludlow actor (Agatha), dies at 93
1996 Julian Hill research chemist, dies at 91
1996 Olga Havlova political activist, dies at 63
1996 Ralph Webster Yarborough politician, dies at 92
1996 Tommy Mitchell cricket (Derbyshire leg-spin, 5 Tests for England), dies
1997 Cecil Lewis airman/writer, dies at 98
1997 Matthew Coady journalist, dies at 73

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