28th January, on this day

1077 Pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Heinrich IV
1099 1st Crusaders begins siege of Hosn-el-Akrad, Syria
1393 Fire during Royal Ball at Paris, 4 die (Ball of the Ardents)
1495 Pope gives his son Cesare Borgia as hostage to Charles VIII of France
1547 9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England
1561 By Edict of Orleans persecution of French Huguenots is suspended
1581 James VI signs the 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland
1613 Galileo may have unknowingly viewed undiscovered planet Neptune
1621 Pope Paul V papacy ends
1689 English parliament ends King Charles II reign
1788 Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France
1807 London's Pall Mall becomes the first street in any city in the world to be lit by gaslight
1819 Sir Stamford Raffles 1st lands in Singapore
1821 Bellingshausen discovers Alexander Island off Antarctica
1829 The public hanging of body-snatcher William Burke in Edinburgh
1846 Battle of Allwal, Brits beat Sikhs in Punjab (India)
1848 King of Naples grants his subjects a constitution
1858 John Brown organized raid on Arsenal at Harper's Ferry
1860 Britain formally returns Mosquito Coast to Nicaragua
1865 President Jefferson Davis names 3 peace commissioners
1871 Paris surrenders to Prussians
1878 1st telephone exchange (New Haven CT)
1878 George W Coy hired as 1st full-time telephone operator
1878 Yale Daily News published, 1st college daily newspaper
1881 Battle at Laing's Neck Natal Boers beat superior powered British
1902 Carnegie Institute founded in Washington DC
1908 Opening of the London Playhouse Theatre
1909 US military forces leave Cuba for 2nd time
1911 Frenchman Henri Rougier wins 1st Rally of Monte Carlo
1914 Beverly Hills, California, is incorporated
1915 First Suez Offensive an attack launched by forces of the Ottoman Empire against British forces in Egypt
1915 1st US ship lost in WWI, William P Frye (carrying wheat to UK)
1915 US Coast Guard created from Life Saving and Revenue Cutter services
1915 US President Wilson refuses to prohibit immigration of illiterates
1916 German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain and France
1918 Strike on Berlin ammunitions factory
1918 Trotsky becomes leader of Reds
1923 1st "Reichs Party" NSDAP) forms in Munich and has 1st election in Munich
1927 Serbian-Croatian-Slavic government of Oezonowitsj falls
1928 Christopher Hornsrud chosen PM of Norway
1932 Japanese troops occupy Shanghai at the start of a full-scale invasion of China
1932 1st US state unemployment insurance act enacted-Wisconsin
1933 French government of Paul Boncour falls
1933 German government of Von Schleicher falls
1935 Iceland becomes the first country in the world to legalise abortion
1936 Pravda criticizes Shostakovich's "Lady Macbeth" opera
1942 General Timoshenko's troops move into Ukraine
1942 In North Africa, the German Africa Corps forces the British Eighth Army to retreat to the town of El Alamein
1942 Brazil breaks off relations with the Axis powers
1943 A new conscription law in Germany: men between 16 and 35 and women between 17 and 45 are open to mobilization.
1944 683 British bombers attack Berlin
1944 Leonard Bernstein's "Jeremiah" premieres in Pittsburgh
1945 The Russians complete the occupation of Lithuania.
1945 General "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell and truck convoy reopen Burma Road to China
1945 Swedish ships take food to starving Netherlands
1947 "Bay Psalm" book auctioned for a record $151,000
1948 A flight chartered by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service crashes in the hills west of Coalinga, California, killing 32. The crash becomes the impetus of the Woody Guthrie song "Deportee."
1949 New York Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin and Ford Smith
1951 "La Vie Commence Demain", which depicted artificial insemination and is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
1951 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1953 At Wandsworth Prison in London, 19 year old Derek Bentley is hanged for the murder of a policeman. 16 year old Christopher Craig, who actually fired the gun, escapes the gallows because of his age
1956 Elvis Presley's 1st TV appearance (Dorsey Brothers Stage Show)
1958 Construction began on 1st private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor
1960 1st photograph bounced off Moon, Washington DC
1960 Goon Show's final episode on BBC
1961 Republic of Rwanda proclaimed
1962 Johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia and survives
1965 The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV
1967 Rolling Stones release "Let's Spend the Night Together"
1970 Lubomír Strougal succeeds Cernik as premier of Czechoslovakia
1978 "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV
1979 "Wiz" closes at Majestic Theater New York City NY after 1672 performances
1981 Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision
1982 US General Dozier freed from Red Brigade of Padua Italy
1982 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Mr Glynn Wolfe marries for non-bigamous record 26th time, Las Vegas NV
1986 Challenger, the American Space Shuttle, explodes. All seven astronauts lose their lives
1986 Angolan Unity Leader Jonas Savimbi visits Washington, DC
1987 US Foreign minister George Shultz meets ANC-leader Oliver Tambo
1990 East German agreement to form all-party government
1990 "Independent on Sunday" begins publishing in London
1991 Dictator Siad Barre flees Somalia ending 22 year rule

1994 Helicopter crashes into office building in San Jose CA, 1 dead
1998 Michelangelo's "Christ and the Woman of Samaria", sold for $7.4 million
1998 Gunmen hold at least 400 children and teachers hostage for several hours at an elementary school in Manila, Philippines.
2002 TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.
2004 Lord Hutton publishes his report into the death of UN weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly.
2006 Katowice Trade Hall roof collapse 65 dead as well as more than 170 injured, including 13 foreigners

28th January 2006

Hamas rejects donor 'blackmail'

Polish hall collapse 'traps many'

Kember captors release new video

28th January 2007

Pupils killed as Iraq schools hit

'Hundreds' killed in Iraq battles

India in space defence plan

28th January 2008

Gangs on rampage in western Kenya

US troops killed in northern Iraq

Aid workers die in Somali blast

28th January 2009

World growth 'worst for 60 years'

Russia 'halts missile deployment'

Zimbabwe cholera deaths top 3,000

28th January 2010

Machu Picchu airlift rescues tourists

Yemen conference fails to excite Arab press interest

Sudan is 'powder keg', says AU

Birthdates which occurred on 28th January :

1457 Henry VII Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509)
1578 Cornelis Haga Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)
1582 John Barclay Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon, Argenis)
1600 Clement IX [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69)
1608 Giovanni Alfonso Borelli Naples Italy, mathematician/astronomer/physiologist
1611 Johannes Hevelius Danzig, astronomer (star cataloger)
1627 Alfonso Marsh composer
1645 Gottfried Vopelius composer
1688 Jan Maurits Quinkhard Dutch portrait painter
1691 Johann Balthasar Konig composer
1693 Anna "Ivanovna" tsarina of Russia (1730-40)
1693 Gregor Joseph Werner composer
1702 Hermanus Noordkerk Dutch lawyer
1706 John Baskerville English printer (typeface inventor)
1714 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
1717 Mustapha III Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)
1722 Johann Ernst Bach composer
1756 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth composer
1757 Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni composer
1768 Frederick VI Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)
1784 George HG Earl of Aberdeen English Secretary of State
1791 Louis-J-Ferdinand Hérold France, opera composer (Zampa)
1815 Andrew Jackson Hamilton Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1875
1818 George Sewall Boutwell MC (Union), died in 1905
1822 Alexander MacKenzie (L) 2nd PM of Canada (1873-78)
1825 George Edward Pickett Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1875
1828 Michel Abeloos Flemish sculptor
1828 Thomas Carmichael Hindman Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1868
1831 Henry Brevard Davidson Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
1832 Franz Wullner composer
1833 Charles George Gordon London England, military hero/general (China, Khartoum)
1840 Édouard Vaillant French socialist politician/communard
1841 Henry Stanley England, journalist/explorer (found Livingston in Africa)
1841 Viktor Ernst Nessler composer
1853 José Martí y Perez Cuba, poet/essayist/politician
1855 William Seward Burroughs New York, inventor (recording adding machine)
1865 Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg 1st President of Finland (1919-25)
1868 Frederick Archibald Lamond composer
1868 Julian Aguirre composer
1869 Ozaki Kôyô Japan, novelist/essayist/haiku poet (The Heart)
1873 "Sidonie Gabrielle" Colette Burgundy France, novelist (Cheri, Gigi)
1873 M A Noble cricketer (great Australian all-rounder at turn of century)
1874 Ernst Rabel Austrian/US law historian (Grundzüge)
1875 Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo composer
1878 Walter Kollo [Kollodziepski] German composer (Der Juxbaron)
1880 Herbert Strudwick cricketer (England wicket-keeper before & after WWI)
1880 Mary Boland Philadelphia PA, US, comedienne/actress (Ruggles of Red Gap)
1884 Auguste Piccard Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist)
1884 Lucien H d'Azambuja France, astronomer (chromosphere of sun)
1886 Artur Rubinstein Lódz Poland, pianist
1887 Lily Theresa Strickland composer
1891 Camille Melloy [Paepe], Belgian poet (Parfum des Buis)
1891 Karel Boleslav Jirak composer
1892 Ernst Lubitsch Germany, actor (Love Parade)
1893 Elliot Griffis composer
1897 Valentin Katayev Odessa Ukraine, novelist/playwright (Embezzled)
1898 Vittorio Rieti composer
1898 Wies Moens Flemish writer/nazi
1899 Zilner T Randolph jazz trumpeter/arranger
1900 Anni Holdmann Germany, 100m runner (Olympics-1928)
1900 Alexandre AM Stols [Chl van Halsbeke] publisher (History of Ecuador)
1900 Hermann Kesten German writer (Allert de Lange)
1900 Michael Dewar Head composer
1903 Dame Kathleen Lonsdale crystallographer (1st woman in Royal Society)
1905 Gaston Rébry Flemish cyclist
1906 Allan Walker actor/writer (Red Buttons Show)
1906 Harry van Kruiningen [Henri A Janssen], painter/graphic artist
1906 Henry Foley cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930)
1907 Constantin Regamey composer
1908 Hans [Hendrik AJ] Tiemeijer Dutch actor/director/writer (Fear)
1909 Lionel KP "Buster" Crabb British diver (WWII-George Medal)
1910 Arnold Moss Brooklyn NY, actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Québec, Viva Zapata)
1910 John Banner Vienna Austria, actor (Sergeant Hans Schultz-Hogan's Heroes)
1912 Jackson Pollock Cody WY, abstract artist (Lavender Mist)
1912 William "Bill" Henson English diplomat (Prague 1939)
1913 Jan Masseus composer
1913 Oliver Chesterton chartered surveyor
1916 Peter Crossley-Holland composer
1918 Vito Scotti San Francisco CA, actor (Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park)
1918 Wilson Ferreira Aldunate Uruguayan politician/human rights worker
1918 Harry M Corbett Bradford, puppeteer/entertainer (Sooty, Some People)
1918 Suzanne Flon Paris France, actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge)
1918 Trevor Skeet British MP
1920 James Whyte Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
1921 Alfred Marks actor/comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again)
1922 Robert W Holley US, biochemist, worked with RNA (Nobel '68)
1924 Frank R Lautenberg (Senator-D-NJ)
1925 Henry Harris British professor of medicine
1927 Anthony Garner director (Conservative Central Office)
1927 J D Hughes Principal (Ruskin College-Oxford)
1927 James Callaghan British MP
1927 Ronnie Scott jazz musician/club-owner
1928 Martin Sinnatt Major-General/Secretary (Kennel Club)
1928 MG Falcon CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
1928 Slade Gorton (Senator-R-WA, 1981- )
1929 Acker Bilk clarinetist (Stranger on the Shore)
1929 Claes Oldenburg Stockholm Sweden, US pop artist (Happenings, Alphabet/Good Humor)
1929 Richard Clement Charles Thomas rugby international/journalist
1930 David Morris British MEP
1930 Luis de Pablo composer
1931 Timothy Kitson former MP
1932 David Thompson CEO (Gestetner Holdings)
1932 Thomas J Bliley Jr (Representative-R-VA, 1981- )
1932 W Parry O'Brien California, shot putter (Olympics-2 gold/silver-52, 56, 60, 64)
1932 Windlesham Lord
1933 Sacha Distel Paris France, French singer
1933 Susan Sontag New York City NY, essayist/novelist/film director (The Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award)
1934 B R White principal (Regent's Park College-Oxford)
1934 Bill White US, 1st baseman (Cards)/announcer (Yanks)/president (NL)
1935 David John Lodge English writer (Soul & Bodies)
1935 Leonid Grabovsky composer
1935 Manuel dos Santos Lima Angolian revolutionary/poet (Pele do Diabo)
1935 Nicholas Pryor actor (Beverly Hills 90210)
1936 Alan Alda [Alphonso D'Abruzzo], New York City NY, actor (Hawkeye Pierce-M*AS*H)
1936 Bill Jordan British trade unionist
1936 Enid Castle principal (Cheltenham Ladies' College)
1936 Jack Scott vocalist (My True Love)
1936 Robert Suderburg composer
1937 Ken Hill playwright/director
1939 John M Fabian Goosecreek TX, Colonel USAF/astronaut (STS 7, STS 51G)
1941 Joel Crothers Cincinnati OH, actor (Dr Miles Cavanaugh-Edge of Night, Dark Shadows)
1942 Hansdjürgen Bäumler Germany, pairs ice skater (Olympics-silver-1968)
1943 Dick Taylor rock vocalist (Pretty Thing-Cry to Me)
1943 John Beck Chic, actor (Mark-Dallas, Flamingo Road, Santa Barbara)
1943 Susan Howard Marshall TX, actress (Donna-Dallas, Petrocelli)
1943 Jean Knight rocker
1944 Martin Fried rocker (Cyrkle-Red Rubber Ball)
1944 Arnold Mühren Dutch pop bassist/singer (The Cats-Sailin' Home)
1944 Brian Keenan New York City NY, rock drummer (Chamber Brothers-Time Has Come Today)
1944 James Cran British MP
1944 John Edmonds British trade unionist
1944 John Tavener composer (The Whale)
1945 Nick Raynsford British MP
1946 Renne Jarrett Brooklyn NY, actress (Nancy)
1946 Rick Allen Arkansas, rock bassist (Box Tops-Letter)
1947 MJ Ainsworth CEO (Institute of Chartered Secretaries)
1947 Valerie Bragg principal (City Technology College-Kingshurst)
1948 Gareth Roscoe legal adviser (BBC)
1948 Mamoru Mohri Yoichi-machi Hokkaido Japan, astronaut (STS 47)
1949 Thomas J Downey (Representative-D-NY, 1975- )
1950 Barbi Benton [Klein], California, Playboy model/actress (Hee Haw, Sugar Time!)
1950 David Carl Hilmer Iowa, Colonel USMC/astronaut (STS 51-J, 26, 36, 42)
1950 Glyn Ford British MEP
1951 Gordon Prentice British MP
1951 Leonid Konstantinovich Kadenyuk Kkishkov Ukraine, astronaut (STS 87)
1951 Susan Buckner Seattle WA, actress (George-Hardy Boys)
1951 William Nelson Jr US bassist (Connections & Disconnections)
1953 Debbie Steinbach LPGA golfer
1953 Michael Day rocker
1954 Anicee Alvina Paris France, actress (Friends)
1954 Shawn Murray rock drummer (Mink Deville)
1956 Peter Schilling Stuttgart Germany, rocker (Major Tom-Coming Home)
1957 Harley Jane Kozak actress (Arachnophobia, Necessary Roughness)
1957 Nick Price Durban South Africa, PGA golfer (1991 Byron Nelson Classic)
1959 Dave Sharp rock guitarist (Alarm-In the Summertime)
1960 John Caliri Providence RI, actor (Vinnie-Square Pegs, Double Trouble)
1961 Luann L Lee Santa Monica CA, playmate (Jan, 1987)
1962 Keith Hamilton Cobb Tarrytown NY, actor (Noah Keefer-All My Children)
1962 Michael Cage NBA forward/center (Cleveland Cavaliers, New Jersey Nets)
1962 Sam Phillips singer/actress (Die Hard with a Vengeance)
1963 Danny Spitz heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)
1963 Colleen Harp Washington DC, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994)
1963 Denise Beillmann Switzerland, figure skater (Olympics-4th-1980)
1964 Dwight Stone NFL receiver/running back (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
1964 Emlyn Aubrey PGA golfer (1995 Nestles-25th)
1966 Jeff Uhlenhake NFL center (New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins)
1966 Michal Pivonka Kladno Czechoslovakia, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
1967 Peter Hofstede Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, FC Utrecht)
1967 Tom Hodson NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)
1968 Henry Hering Pointe-Claire Québec Canada, rower (Olympics-9-92, 96)
1968 Marnie McBean Vancouver BC, rower (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
1968 Sarah McLachlan folk singer (Fumbling Towards Ecstasy)
1969 Giorgio Lamberti Italian free style swimmer (world record 200m)
1969 John Veenhof Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
1970 Barry Minter NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears)
1970 Donald Tardy US, death metal drummer (Obituary, Cause of Death)
1970 James Atkins NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1970 Mike Chalenski NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
1972 Carey Bender NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
1972 Elena Baranova WNBA center (Utah Starzz)
1972 Frank Garcia NFL center (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
1973 Bronwyn Thompson Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1973 Jerome Allen NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1973 Joe Stephens NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
1973 Robert Braknis Montréal Québec Canada, 100m backstroke/4 x 100 (Olympics-96)
1974 Derrick Mayes NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl XXXI)
1974 Jermaine Dye Oakland CA, outfielder (Atlanta Braves)
1974 Tony Delk NBA guard (San Francisco Warriors)
1974 Vitaly Tregubov hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998)
1974 Zack Bronson safety (San Francisco 49ers)
1975 Anne Montminy Montréal Québec Canada, 10m diver (Olympics-17-92, 96)
1975 Julian Dean Waihi New Zealand, team pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96)
1978 Helga Bauer Salas Miss Bolivia-Universe (1997)
1980 Nick Carter singer (Backstreet Boys)
1981 Elijah Wood Cedar Rapids IA, actor (Radio Flyer, Good Son)
1985 Athina Onassis daughter of Christina


Deaths which occurred on January 28th:
0814 Charlemagne German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71
1119 Gelasius II [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies
1256 Willem II Earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22
1393 Earl of Joigny burned at royal ball
1528 Philips of Cleve ruler of Ravenstein, dies
1547 Henry VIII King of England (1509-47), dies at 55
1549 Elia Levita German-Yiddish writer (Habachur), dies at about 80
1560 John a Lasco [John Laski], Polish nobleman/reformed theologist, dies
1595 Sir Francis Drake English navigator/pirate (Porto Bello West Indies), dies at about 50
1606 Carolus Gallus [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar, dies at 85
1612 Thomas Bodley diplomat/founder (Bodleian Library), dies
1621 Paulus V [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68
1687 Johannes Hevelius astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday
1725 Peter I "the Great" Romanov czar of Russia, dies at 52
1754 Ludvig Holberg Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69
1768 John Wainwright composer, dies at 44
1782 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville French geographer, dies at 84
1805 Mihály Csokonai Vitéz Hungarian (stage)poet (Dorottya), dies at 31
1810 Andrew Hofer Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead
1813 Jan Joseph Rosler composer, dies at 41
1817 Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen composer, dies at 55
1829 William Burke murderer/body snatcher, executed in Edinburgh
1838 Aleksandr I Polezjajev Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33
1868 Adalbert Stifter Austrian author (Witiko), commits suicide at 62
1869 Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley composer, dies at 72
1873 Henry Hugo Pierson composer, dies at 57
1895 François Certain de Canrobert French marshal, dies at 85
1896 Joseph Barnby composer, dies at 57
1898 Alexandru Flechtenmacher composer, dies at 74
1903 Augusta Mary Anne Holmes composer, dies at 55
1903 Jean Robert Planquette composer, dies at 54
1910 Jose Garcia Robles composer, dies at 74
1918 John McCrae Canadian poet/physician, dies
1924 Simon Abramsz Dutch writer (Artist book), dies at 56
1930 Clarence Skelton Wimble cricket (score pair in Test for South Africa), dies
1932 Franz Xavier Arens composer, dies at 75
1933 Theodor Birt [Beatus Rhenanus] German classicist/writer, dies at 80
1935 Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ippolitov-Ivanov Russian composer, dies at 75
1938 Bernd Rosemeyer German race car driver, dies at 28
1938 John Sharp cricketer (England bat 1909, also soccer international), dies
1939 William Butler Yeats Irish poet (Nobel), dies in France at 73
1942 Pablo Luna y Carne composer, dies at 61
1945 Philip "Felix" Bekkers actor (We Go on Trip), dies at 37
1947 Reynaldo Hahn composer, dies at 72
1949 Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist composer, dies at 62
1957 Fred Stein TV panelist (Live Begins at 80), dies at 88
1959 Joseph Sprinzak Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73
1959 Viktor Joseph Keldorfer composer, dies at 85
1960 Jacques de Menasce composer, dies at 54
1963 Jean Felix Piccard swiss explorer, dies on his 79th birthday
1965 Jef van Durme composer, dies at 57
1965 Johan Fiolet Dutch actor/director, dies at 63
1965 Tich Freeman cricket (3776 FC wickets leg-spin, 304 in 1928), dies
1967 Stanley Coen cricket (2 Tests for South Africa, hs 41 not out, avg 50), dies
1970 Tommy Andrews (Australia) 16 Tests 1921-26 cricketer (592 runs), dies
1972 Adriaan B "Jaap" Wagemaker Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
1973 John Banner actor (Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), dies on 62nd birthday
1974 Dino Buzzati writer, dies at 67
1975 Antonin Novótny Czechoslovakian President (1957-68), dies at 70
1976 Chris Kenner rocker (I Like it Like That), dies
1977 Burt Mustin actor (All in the Family, Andy Griffith Show), dies at 92
1980 Jimmy Durante New York City NY, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
1983 Billy Fury actor (That'll Be the Day), dies at 42 of heart failure
1984 John Macvane newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71
1986 Christa McAuliffe astronaut/teacher, dies in Challenger disaster
1986 Ellison S Onizuka Hawaii, Major USAF/astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
1986 Francis R Scobee Washington, USAF/astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
1986 Gregory B. Jarvis Detroit Michigan, payload specialist/astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
1986 Dr Judith Arlene Resnik Akron OH, astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
1986 Michael J Smith Beaufort NC, Commander USN, astronaut, dies in Challenger
1986 Ronald E McNair Lake City SC, astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
1991 Dale Long hit HRs in 8 consecutive games, dies at 66
1992 Clark Tippet dancer/choreographer, dies at 37
1992 Nahman Avigad Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), dies at 86
1993 Aben Kandel screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
1993 John Steadman actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of lung ailment 83
1994 Hal Smith actor (Otis Campbell-Andy Griffith Show), dies at 77
1994 Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder Dutch journalist (Het Parool), dies at 79
1994 William Levitt builder (Levittown), dies of kidney failure at 86
1995 Barrie Wilson academic, dies at 59
1995 George Woodcock author, dies at 82
1995 James P Grant US director of UNICEF (1980-95), dies at 72
1995 Jim Gilbert artist, dies at 61
1995 Philip H Burton Welsh producer/Richard Burton's teacher, dies at 80
1995 Walter Ernest Allen writer/critic, dies at 83
1996 Burne Hogarth strip-cartoon artist, dies at 84
1996 Dan Duva boxing promoter, dies at 44
1996 Jerry Siegel comic book writer (Superman), dies at 81
1996 John Mosely recording expert/entrepreneur, dies at 81
1996 Joseph Brodsky poet, dies at 55
1996 U San Yu soldier/politician, President of Burma in (1981-88), dies at 77
1996 Victor "Toby" Neuberg teacher/writer, dies at 71
1997 James Colin Ross Welch journalist, dies at 72
1997 Pietro Cavallero bandit, dies at 68
1997 Vivien Signy nurse, dies at 80

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