6th January, on this day

1066 King Harold of England crowned
1099 Henry V crowned German king
1227 Ferrand of Portugal freed from the Louvre
1352 French king Jean II introduces Order of the Star
1422 Battle of Nebovidy
1449 Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI is crowned at Mistra.
1453 Emperor Frederik III becomes archduke of Austria
1496 Moorish fortress Alhambra, near Grenada, surrenders to the Christi
1497 Jews are expelled from Graz (Syria)
1535 City of Lima Peru founded by Francisco Pizarro
1540 King Henry VIII of England married his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves
1579 Artois/Hainault/Dowaai sign pro-Spanish Union of Arras
1622 Pope Gregory XV forms Congregatio the Propagande Fide
1639 Virginia is 1st colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed
1663 Great earthquake in New England
1681 1st recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle's butler vs his butcher)
1690 Joseph I becomes the Holy Roman Emperor
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws to Glasgow
1759 George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Curtis
1773 Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom
1781 Battle of Jersey (Island in the UK)
1784 Turkey and Russia sign treaty in Constantinople
1832 New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston)
1838 Samuel Morse made 1st public demonstration of telegraph
1839 2 day storm off Irish and English coast immortalized as "The Big Wind"
1842 4,500 British and Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before India
1857 Patent for reducing zinc ore granted to Samuel Wetherill, Pennsylvania
1861 New York City NY mayor proposes New York become a free city, trading with N and S
1861 Florida troops seize Federal arsenal at Apalachicola
1873 US Congress begins investigating Crédit Mobilier scandal
1896 Cecil Rhodes resigns as premier of Cape colony
1898 1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake
1900 Boers attack at Ladysmith, about 1,000 killed or injured
1906 Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs" premieres in Paris
1907 Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)
1912 New Mexico becomes 47th state
1914 Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
1922 Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments
1927 US marines sent to Nicaragua
1928 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)
1929 Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia
1929 Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to teach at St. Mary's High School
1930 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed
1941 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt defines the American goal of 'four freedoms': Freedom of Speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. You can see more of Roosevelt's speeches in our Great Speeches area
1942 President Roosevelt authorises the largest armaments production in the history of the United States and promises more aid to Britain, including planes and troops
1942 1st around world flight (Pan Am "Pacific Clipper")
1945 Future President George Bush marries Barbara Pierce in Rye, NY
1946 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
1950 Britain recognizes Communist government of China
1957 Elvis Presley makes his 7th and final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
1958 Gibson patents the Flying V Guitar
1960 National Airlines Flight 2511, a Douglas DC6B bound from New York to Miami crashes near Bolivia, North Carolina, killing all 34 people on board when a bomb planted on board explodes in mid-air.
1964 Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
1967 2 buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140
1968 Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album goes number 1 and stays for 8 weeks
1968 Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon
1968 Dr N E Shumway performs 1st US adult cardiac transplant operation
1971 A further four U.S. Army officers have charges dropped against them with regard to the massacre of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai. Lieutenant William Calley will be the only soldier ever convicted for the massacre
1971 Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
1972 Vladimir Bukovsky is exiled from USSR
1974 England begins 3 day work week during mine strike
1976 China People's Republic performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Republic of China
1974 As a result of the energy crisis, daylight saving time is introduced early in the United States
1978 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
1978 US hand over St Stephan crown to Hungary
1980 Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India
1986 British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns
1986 Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
1987 Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
1990 New York Lotto pays $35 million to one winner (numberss are 18-25-26-32-42-44)
1991 Jorge Serrano Elías elected President of Guatemala
1993 Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
1993 Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a
1994 American figure-skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by a man wielding a crowbar. It later transpires that her rival for the American National Figure Skating Championships and Olympics, Tonya Harding, was implicated in the attack
1996 Record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)
1999 In England, Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones (the Duke and Duchess of Wessex) announce their engagement
2000 In one of the closest fought American Presidential elections in history, Vice President Al Gore presides over a joint session of Congress that certifies George W. Bush as the winner of the 2000 election
2005 Mississippi Civil Rights Workers Murders: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect for the 1964 murders of three Civil Rights workers.
2005 First World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace begins in Brussels, Belgium.
2006 Tropical Storm Zeta (2005) dissipates, ending the notorious 2005 hurricane season

6th January 2006

Sharon op stops bleeding in brain

Mecca disaster toll rises to 53

Quake survivors storm helicopters

6th January 2007

Iraq PM warns over Saddam hanging

Many dead in Bangladesh crash

Bomb hits second Sri Lankan bus

6th January 2008

US rivals clash in key TV debates

Kenya food effort gets under way

More UK diplomats to fight extremism

6th January 2009

Strike at Gaza school 'kills 30'

European gas supplies disrupted

German billionaire kills himself

6th January 2010

Dagestan suicide bomb kills 6 police

Gun and bomb attacks rock Kashmir

Snow brings chaos to Europe

Birthdates which occurred on 6th January :

1367 Richard II Bordeaux, France, king of England (1377-99)
1412 Joan of Arc Domremy, martyr
1486 Martin Agricola [M Sore], German composer/cantor
1488 Helius Eobanus Hessus German poet (Silvae)
1585 Claude Favre baron de Perouges seigneur de Vaugelas French grammarian
1587 Gaspar de Guzmán Count of Olivares, Premier of Spain (1621-43)
1602 Karl Rabenhaupt German/Dutch baron of Sucha/army leader
1683 François de La Croix composer
1692 Rynoldus Popma van Oevering composer
1695 Giuseppe Sammartini composer
1702 Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu composer
1728 Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier composer
1728 Domingos dos Reis Quita Portuguese playwright/poet
1732 Matija A Reljkovic Croatia, writer (Satir iliti divji covic)
1745 Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier Annonay France, aeronaut (1st pioneer balloonist/brother of Joseph-Michel/co-inventor of calorimeter, hydraulic ram, and process for producing vellum)
1776 Ferdinand von Schill Prussian officer/rebel
1791 Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer composer
1794 Kaspar Masek composer
1798 Ferdinand Simon Gassner composer
1799 Jedediah Strong Smith US fur trader/explorer
1800 Willem A Schimmelpenninck van der Oye Dutch politician
1802 Ion Heliade-Radulescu Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)
1803 Henri Herz composer
1807 Joseph Holt Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1894
1807 Ludwig Erk composer
1811 Charles Sumner leading Reconstruction senator, died in 1874
1822 Heinrich Schliemann German polyglot/archeologist (Troje)
1826 Herman Grimm Germany, writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
1827 John Calvin Brown Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
1827 John Wesley Frazer Brigadier General (Confederate Army), die in 1906
1829 Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki] Japanese humorist/gesaku-author
1832 Gustave Doré Strasbourg France, illustrator (Inferno, Ancient Mariner)
1835 Martin Kähler Germany, theologist
1838 Max Bruch Köln (Cologne), Germany, composer
1842 Clarence King mining engineer (geologist)
1850 Eduard "Ede" Bernstein German marxist (New Era)
1850 Franz Xaver Scharwenka German pianist/composer (Mataswintha)
1854 Sherlock Holmes Mycroft, fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle)
1856 Giuseppe Martucci composer
1859 Samuel Alexander English philosopher (Moral order & progress)
1861 Heinrich Gottlieb Noren composer
1864 Ban Johnson Norwalk CT, baseball founder (American League)
1867 Georges Martin Witkowski composer
1868 Vittorio Monti composer
1872 Alexander N Scriabin Moscow, hallucinogenic composer (Prometheus)
1873 Karl Straube German organist/conductor
1878 Carl Sandburg US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)
1880 Tom Mix Mix Run PA, silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin)
1880 Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg composer
1882 Samuel Rayburn Tennessee, (Representative-D-TX), speaker of the House (1940-57)
1883 Khalil Gibran Lebanon, mystic poet (The Prophet, Broken Wings)
1889 Alan M Bateman Canadian geologist (Yale professor)
1891 Ted McDonald cricketer (great Australian quick of 20's)
1892 Ludwig Berger writer
1896 Abram N Pritzker US businessman (Hyatt Hotels, McCall's magazine)
1896 Freerk Siemon Wolters notary/resistance fighter
1897 Billy Greene actor (Burton-One Man's Family)
1897 Péter Veres literary/Hungarian minister of defense
1898 Jan Filip Boon Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39)
1899 Phyllis Haver Douglas KS, silent screen actress (What Price Glory)
19-- Beatrice Winde Chicago IL, actress (Lillian Foster-The Doctors)
19-- Brian Bressler Vancouver, actor (Laugh-In)
19-- Muzz Skillings heavy metal rocker (Living Colour)
19-- Scott Bryce actor (Craig Montgomery-As the World Turns)
1900 Pierre-Octave Ferroud French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse)
1901 Patrick Aherne England, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay, Q Planes)
1901 Tómas Gudmundsson Iceland, poet
1902 Mark Brunswick composer
1902 Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte composer
1903 Boris Blacher Newchwang China, German composer (Orchester-Ornament)
1903 Francis L Sullivan London England, actor (Missing Rembrandt)
1903 Maurice Abravanel Saloniki Greece, conductor/composer
1903 Stanley Smith Kansas City MO, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts)
1905 Eric Frank Russell UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides)
1906 Benedict Vilakazi South Africa, Zulu poet/novelist/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
1906 Jaap Wagemaker [Adrian B], Dutch sculptor
1908 Menahem Avidom composer
1909 Johannes H Moesman Dutch surrealist painter (Rumor)
1909 Keith Davis voice tutor/author
1910 Wright Morris US writer
1911 Joey Adams Brooklyn NY, comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact)
1911 Eduardo Frei Montalva President of Chile (1964-70)
1911 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov actor (Telegram, Town People)
1911 Yannis Andreou Papaioannou composer
1912 Jacques Cesar Ellul writer
1913 Loretta Young Salt Lake City UT, actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger)
1913 Tom Brown New York City NY, actor (Ed-Gunsmoke, Lieutenant Rovacs-Mr Lucky)
1913 Edward Gierek party leader (Polish CP)
1914 Danny Thomas Deerfield MI, comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
1914 David Bruce Kankakee IL, actor (Harry-Beulah)
1914 Arnold Richardson composer
1915 Alan Watts Kent England, writer (Book on the Taboo)
1915 Don Edwards (Representative-D-CA, 1963- )
1916 Philip Bezanson composer
1917 Guillermo Rosario Dutch Antilles, writer (E rais ku no ke muri)
1918 Buddy Weed Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)
1918 Caspar MB "Cas" Baas Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)
1919 Sylvia Syms US singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes)
1920 Early Wynn Hartford AL, baseball Hall of famer (pitcher)
1920 Reverand Sun Myung Moon evangelist (Unification Church-Moonies)
1920 Earl Kim composer
1921 Cary Middlecoff golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award)
1921 Lou Harris pollster (Lou Harris Poll)
1922 Finn Einar Mortensen composer
1923 Leah Chase master chef, in the creole tradition
1924 Earl Scruggs NC, bluegrass musician (Flatt & Scruggs-Ballad of Jed Clampett, Rocky Top)
1925 John Z DeLorean former automaker (DeLorean)
1929 Wilbert Harrison R&B singer (Kansas City)
1930 Vic Tayback Brooklyn NY, actor (Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper)
1930 Denis Pitts journalist
1931 E[dgar] L[aurence] Doctorow New York City NY, novelist (World's Fair)
1931 Gerard van Muiden Dutch MP (CDA)
1931 Graeme Hole cricketer (Australian batsman of the fifties)
1933 Sylvia Syms singer (You Go To My Head, Them There Eyes)
1933 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], Toulon France, actress (Pink Panther)
1934 Bobby Lord Sanford FL, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1935 Nino Tempo Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
1935 Ian Meckiff cricketer (Australia quick 57-63, "threw"? his career away)
1935 Paul Wilson US R&B-singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye)
1936 Julio María Sanguinetti Cairolo President of Uruguay (1985-90, 95- )
1937 Doris Troy [Payne], US soul singer/songwriter (Just One Kiss)
1937 Lou Holtz US, football coach (New Jersey Jets)
1940 Ed Zschau (Representative-R-CA, 1983- )
1941 Sandy Denny country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go)
1942 Barbara Lynn Alexander producer
1943 Osvaldo Soriano writer
1943 Paul James Nunn mountaineer
1943 Terry Venables British soccer player/manager
1944 Bonnie Franklin Santa Monica CA, TV actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time)
1944 Henry Kravis author (The Money Machine)
1944 Robert Landers Tarrant County TX, PGA golfer (Fort Worth-1976, 78, 80)
1944 Van McCoy US soul singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle)
1945 Barry Holstein Lopez US author (Of Wolves & Men)
1945 Barry John Welsh international rugby player
1945 Pepe Le Pew cartoon skunk (Au Dorable Kitty)
1946 Harold Jackson Hattiesburg MS, NFL wide receiver (Los Angeles, New England)
1946 Roger Keith (Syd) Barrett Cambridge England, lead guitarist (Pink Floyd-The Piper at the Gates of Dawn)
1947 Ian Millar Halifax Nova Scotia, dressage rider (World Cup 1988, 89, Olympics-96)
1948 Dayle Hadlee cricketer (brother of Richard, New Zealand medium-pacer of 70's)
1948 Guy Spencer Gardner Alta Vista VA, Lieutenant-Colonel USAF/astronaut (STS-27, STS-35)
1948 Robert E [Bob] Wise Jr (Representative-D-WV, 1983- )
1949 Robert Englund Glendale CA, actor (V, Nightmare on Elm Street)
1949 Michael Boit Nandi Kenya, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze-1972)
1949 Richard Horowitz composer
1951 Kim Wilson rocker (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
1952 Armelia McQueen North Carolina (Brooklyn Conservatory), actress
1952 Grant Goodeve New Haven CT, actor (David-Eight is Enough, Dynasty)
1953 Malcolm Young Glasgow Scotland, guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
1954 Norbert Hahn German Democratic Republic, 2 man luge (Olympics-gold-1976, 80)
1954 Anthony Minghella director (English Patient)
1955 Rowan Atkinson Newcastle-upon-Tyne England, comedian/actor (Mr Bean, Blackadder, Never Say Never Again)
1957 C Michael Foale Louth England, astronaut (STS 45, 56, 63, 84/86)
1957 Nancy Lopez Knight Torrance CA, pro golfer (1988 Mazda, 1981 Dinah Shore)
1959 Kathy Sledge Philadelphia PA, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
1959 Kapil Dev cricketer (India's finest all-rounder 1978-94, Cup-1982)
1959 Nancy Rubin Sharff New Kensington, LPGA golfer (1991 Jamie Farr-9th)
1960 Paul William Azinger Holyoke MA, PGA golfer (1987 Phoenix Open)
1961 Dirk de Vries Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
1961 Howie Long former NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster (Broken Arrow)
1962 Sean Landeta NFL place kicker (New York Giants)
1962 Philip Brown Birmingham England, 4x400m runner (Olympics-silver-1984)
1963 Norm Charlton Fort Polk LA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
1963 Paul Brindley English pop bassist (Sundays, Can't Be Sure)
1963 Philippe Perrin Meknes Morocco, Lieutenant-Colonel FAF/astronaut
1964 Mark O'Toole bassist/drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
1964 Charles Haley NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
1965 Christine Wachtel E German running star (world indoor record 800m)
1965 Jose Dejesus US baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals)
1965 Lindsay H Burns Big Timber MT, rower (Olympics-silver-96)
1965 Tim McDonald NFL player (San Francisco 49ers)
1966 Bob Kratch NFL guard (New England Patriots)
1966 Donnell Woolford NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears)
1966 Shahid Saeed cricketer (Pakistani batsman in Test vs India 1989)
1967 Peter Loran Teaneck NJ, rock vocalist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
1967 David Belcher Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1967 Larry Donald Cincinnati OH, US boxer (Olympics-92)
1968 Jerry Crafts NFL/WLAF tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals)
1968 John Singleton Los Angeles CA, director/screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood)
1968 Vlastimil Plavucha Banska Bystrica Czechoslovakia, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
1969 Alvin Morman Rockingham NC, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1969 Florence Descampe Brussels Belgium, LPGA golfer (1992 McCall)
1969 Jason Childs NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
1969 Nick A'Hern Australian 20k walker (Olympics-22-92, 96)
1970 Daniel Naulty Los Angeles CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
1970 Gabrielle Reece Trinidad, volleyball star/model (Extremists)
1970 Geert Brusselers soccer player (NAC)
1970 John Gerak NFL tight end/guide (Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams)
1970 Keenan McCardell NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Jaguars)
1970 Kerrin Petty Townshend VT, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1970 René Binken soccer player (Volendam)
1971 Jed DeVries NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)
1971 Mike Wells NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
1971 Myron Baker NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
1972 Denis Montana CFL receiver (Montréal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts)
1972 Shae Marks New Orleans LA, playmate (May, 1994)
1972 Willie Clark NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
1973 Sairaj Bahatule cricketer (promising Bombay leg-spin all-rounder)
1974 Juan Roque tackle (Detroit Lions)
1974 Marcus Crandell CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
1974 Paul Grant NBA center (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1975 James Farrior linebacker (New York Jets)
1975 Laura Berg Whittier CA, softball outfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1976 Danny Pintauro Milltown NJ, actor (Jonathan-Who's the Boss?)
1976 Agnieszka Zielinska Miss Poland-Universe (1997)
1976 Jeremy Linn US, 100m breaststroke (Olympics-silver/gold-96)
1976 Richard Zednik Bystrica Czechoslovakia, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Washington)
1977 Amy Zappone Wolcott CT, Miss Connecticut-America (1995)
1977 Stacey Gartrell Sydney New South Wales Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1978 Steve Hartsell Ann Arbor MI, pairs skater (& Danielle Hartsell)
1989 Baby lion-tailed macaques at Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle)


Deaths which occurred on January 6th:
1088 Berengarius of Tours French theologist, dies
1275 Raymundus of Peñafort Spanish church law scholar, dies
1374 Andreas Corsini Italian saint/bishop of Fiesole, dies
1425 Jan of Bavaria liege of Holland/bishop/duke, dies
1448 Christopher III king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, dies
1536 Baldassare Peruzzi Italian architect/painter, dies
1541 Bernard van Orley Flemish royal painter of Hungary, dies at about 52
1592 Johan Casimir palsgrave at the Rhine, dies
1646 Elias Hill German architect of Augsburg, dies at 72
1685 Malachias Siebenhaar composer, dies at 68
1693 Mehmed IV sultan (Turkey), dies at 51
1694 Francesco Morosini Italian army General , dies
1697 Carlo Mannelli composer, dies at 56
1702 Thomas Franklin English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies
1725 Chikamatsu Monzaemon Jap playwright (Yotsugi Soga), dies at about 71
1738 Franz Xaver Murschhauser composer, dies at 74
1742 Johann Georg Reinhardt composer, dies
1785 Haym Salomon dies in Philadelphia PA at 44, helped finance the revolution
1790 Johann Trier composer, dies at 73
1799 Maria G Agnesi Italian mathematician (x²y=a²(a-y)), dies at 80
1799 W G Frederik prince of Orange/General , dies at 25
1800 William Jones composer, dies at 73
1831 Rodolphe Kreutzer French composer/violinist (Kreutzersonate), dies at 64
1884 Gregor Mendel Augustine monk/heredity pioneer, dies at 61
1884 Paul Taglioni "the Great", Italian/Austrian choreographer, dies at 75
1885 Peter C Asbjørnsen Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72
1907 Walter Read cricketer (English batsman, 117 at no 10 vs Australia 1884), dies
1915 Reginald Wood cricketer (one Test England vs Australia 1886), dies
1917 Hendrik P G Quack lawyer/economist (Bank of Netherlands), dies at 82
1918 Georg F L P Cantor German mathematician collection, dies at 72
1919 Theodore Roosevelt 26th President (1901-09), dies at his home in Oyster Bay NY at 60
1928 Alvin C Kraenzlein track star (Olympics-4 gold-1900), dies at 51
1929 Nicolas Nikolayevitch grand-duke of Russia, dies at 72
1935 George P Baker US playwright (Dramatic Technique), dies at 68
1936 Charles A Stoneham president (New York Giants), dies
1939 Albert Ward cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1893-95), dies
1941 Franz Hessel writer, dies at 60
1950 Isaiah Bowman geographer/co-founder (Geographical Review), dies at 71
1958 Josephine princess of Belgium/nun, dies at 85
1959 Jose Enrique Pedreira composer, dies at 54
1960 Edith Barstow choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52
1960 Erik Lindahl Swedish economist (Scope & Means), dies at 68
1961 Regina Ullmann writer, dies at 76
1962 Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga Dutch painter (France, N Africa), dies at 57
1963 Lourens GM Baas Becking Dutch botanist/resistance fighter, dies at 68
1964 Edgar Maass German/US author (Verdun), dies at 67
1965 John Larkin director (Circumstanial Evidence), dies of heart attack at 52
1967 Arnhem "Tata" Joseph Weiss "the Zigeunerbaron", buried
1967 Johnny Keane baseball player/manager (Cards, New York Yankees), dies at 55
1968 Kurt Baschwitz Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81
1974 David Alfaro Siqueiros Mexican sculptor/muralist, dies at 77
1975 Noel Madison actor (Jitterbugs, Black Raven), dies at 77
1976 Oscar Esplá Spanish philosopher/composer (Sonata del Sur), dies at 89
1978 John D MacArthur US insurance billionaire, dies at 80
1981 A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84
1985 Robert H W Welch Jr US founder/leader John Birch Society, dies at 85
1986 Louis Lebeer Dutch art historian, dies at 90
1988 Brent Collins soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46
1990 Hans Jaray actor (Lydia, Fedora), dies
1990 Ian Charleson actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), dies of AIDS at 40
1991 Ada Moore entertainer, dies of cancer at 64
1992 Avon Jaeger Hill entertainer, dies of cancer at 44
1992 Elaine McKenna Australian actress (Peg Martin-Cell Block H), dies
1992 Vincent Placoly Martinique writer (Une journée torride), dies at 45
1993 Elisabeth arch duch of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein, dies at 70
1993 John B "Dizzy" Gillespe blues trumpeter, dies of cancer at 75
1993 Rudolph Nureyev Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of AIDS at 54
1994 "Iron" Adriaan van Es Dutch undersecretary of Navy (1963-72), dies at 80
1994 Gerardus J Sizoo physicist/director of Dutch Free University, dies
1994 Morty the Moose (Northern Exposure), dies at 6
1994 Tip O'Neill speaker of the house, dies of cancer
1994 Virginia Kelley Clinton Mother of President Clinton, dies at 70
1995 Edward Sutcliffe judge (British Central Criminal Court), dies at 77
1995 James Clay saxophonist, dies at 59
1995 Joe Slovo Latvian/South African attorney/Secretary-General (SACR), dies at 68
1995 Karl Guttmann Austrian/Dutch playwright/director (Pinter), dies at 81
1996 Duane Hanson sculptor, dies at 60
1996 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson diplomat/politician, dies at 94
1996 John Phillipps Kenyon historian/teacher, dies at 68
1996 Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise musician, dies at 80
1997 Ian Peter Leslie Smith journalist, dies at 52
1997 Litz Pisk movement teacher, dies at 87
1997 Vince Williams actor (Hamp-Guiding Light), dies of cancer at 39
2006 Momofuku Ando, inventor of instant noodles

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