17th March, on this day

45 BC In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda.
180 Marcus Aurelius dies. Commodus is now the only emperor.
432 St Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave
455 Roman senator Petronius Maximus becomes Emperor
1337 Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England.
1521 Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines
1521 Magelhaes lands on Homohon
1526 French king François I freed from Spain
1537 French troops invade Flanders
1577 The Cathay Company is formed to send Martin Frobisher back to the New World for more gold.
1649 Oliver Cromwell abolishes the position of King of England and the House of Lords and declares England a Commonwealth
1658 Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered
1672 England declares war on Netherlands
1722 Willem KH Friso appointed mayor of Drente
1753 1st official St Patrick's Day
1755 Transylvania Land Co buys Kentucky for $50,000 from a Cherokee chief
1756 St Patrick's Day 1st celebrated in NYC at Crown & Thistle Tavern
1757 Prince Mas Saïd of Mataram surrenders to Mangkubumi in Java
1762 1st St Patrick's Day parade in NYC
1766 Britain repeals Stamp Act
1776 British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War
1800 English warship Queen Charlotte catches fire; 700 die
1804 Johann von Schiller's "Wilhelm Tell" premieres
1805 The Italian Republic, with Napoleon as president, becomes the Kingdom of Italy, with Napoleon as King.
1813 Frederick William III of Prussia declares war on France
1836 Texas abolishes slavery
1845 Bristol man, Henry Jones, patents self-raising flour
1845 Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London
1848 A revolution in Italy, led by Daniele Manin, begins in Venice
1854 1st park land purchased by a US city, Worcester MA
1860 Start of the Second Maori War in New Zealand
1861 Italy declares independence; Kingdom of Italy proclaimed
1863 Battle of Kelly's Ford, Virginia (211 casualities)
1868 Postage stamp canceling machine patent issued
1876 1st record high jump over 6' (Marshall Jones Brooks)
1876 General Crook destroy Cheyennes and Oglala-Sioux Indian camps
1884 John Joseph Montgomery makes 1st glider flight, Otay CA
1886 Carrollton Massacre, (Mississippi) 20 blacks killed
1891 British Steamer "Utopia" sinks off Gibraltar killing 574
1894 US and China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US
1898 1st practical submarine 1st submerges, New York NY (for 1 hour 40 minutes)
1899 Windsor luxury hotel in NYC catches fire, 92 die
1901 A showing of 71 Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris, 11 years after his death, creates a sensation.
1905 Eleanor Roosevelt marries FDR in New York
1906 President Theodore Roosevelt uses term "muckraker"
1917 Tsar Nicolas II of Russia abdicates the throne
1921 Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic (London)
1921 Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics
1921 Sailors revolt in Kronstadt (thousands die)
1924 Sweden and USSR exchange diplomats
1926 Spain and Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations
1927 US government doesn't sign league of Nations disarmament treaty
1929 General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
1929 Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid
1931 Stalin throws Krupskaya Lenin out of Central Committee
1932 German police raid Hitler's Nazi-headquarter
1934 Dollfuss, Mussolini and Gömbös sign Donau Pact (protocols of Rome)
1939 The Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and the Japanese breaks out.
1941 National Gallery of Art, Washington DC opens
1942 Belzec Concentration Camp opens-30,000 Lublin Polish Jews transported
1942 General Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander
1943 Aldemarin (Ned) & Fort Cedar Lake (US) torpedoed and sinks
1944 Actor Charlton Heston weds Lydia Clarke
1945 Allied ships bomb North-Sumatra
1945 The strategically important captured railway Bridge at Remagen, having sped the end of WW-II, but ironically no longer taking artillery fire, collapses ten days into the battle rendering the lodgement on the Germany bank of the Rhine dependent entirely on pontoon bridges.
1948 Britain, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg sign the Treaty of Brussels for a 50-year alliance against armed attack in Europe and for social, economic and military co-operation
1950 Belgian government of Eyskens resigns
1950 Element 98 (Californium) announced
1951 Government of Drees takes power
1953 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 Dutch ban on Sunday driving lifted
1957 Ramon Magsaysay, President of Philippines dies in a plane crash
1958 Navy launches Vanguard 1 into orbit (2nd US), measures Earth shape
1959 Australia and USSR restore diplomatic relations
1959 Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India
1960 Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA 1960 - signs the National Security Council directive on the anti-Cuban covert action program that will ultimately lead to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
1961 South Africa leaves British Commonwealth
1962 Soviet Union accuses the United States of fighting an "undeclared war" in Vietnam and demands the removal of American forces
1963 Elizabeth Ann Seton of New York beatified (canonized in 1975)
1963 Eruptions of Mount Agung Bali, kills 1,500 Balinese
1965 Beatles announce their film is named "8 Arms to Hold on to You" (Help)
1966 South Africa government bans Defense and Aid Fund
1966 US sub locates missing H-bomb in Mediterranean
1968 2-tiered gold price negotiated in Washington DC by US and 6 European nations
1969 Golda Meir becomes Israel's 4th Prime Minister
1970 US casts their 1st UN Security Council veto (Support England)
1972 Ringo releases "Back off Bugaloo" in UK
1973 Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge
1973 St Patrick's Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday
1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 The oil tanker Amoco Cadiz runs aground off the coast of Brittany spilling 220,000 tons of crude oil into the Atlantic Ocean and causing widespread pollution
1979 The Penmanshiel Tunnel collapses during engineering works, killing two workers.
1982 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador
1983 Racehorse trainer Michael Dickinson sets a unique record - training the first five horses to finish in the Cheltenham Gold Cup
1985 Serial killer Richard Ramirez, the "Night Stalker", commits his first two murders in Los Angeles, California murder spree.
1986 Haemers gang robs gold transport in Belgium of 35 million BF
1988 A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into a mountainside near the Venezuelan border killing 143.
1988 Iran says Iraq uses poison gas
1989 At the English coastal town of Dover, Transport Secretary Paul Channon opens work on excavating the Channel Tunnel
1991 Irish Lesbians and Gays march in St Patrick Day parade
1991 USSR holds a referendum to determine if they should stay together; 9 of 15 Soviet representatives officially approve new union treaty
1992 De Klerk wins a white only referendum
1992 Islamic Jihad truck bombs Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires Argentina killing 29
1992 Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit
1993 86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta
1994 Iran transport aircraft crashes in Azerbaijan (32 killed)
1995 Sinn-Fein leader Gerry Adams visits White House
1995 US approves 1st chicken pox vaccine, Varivax by Merck & Co
1996 Queen Elizabeth II visits Dunblane in Scotland following the massacre of children at the local school
2000 The 800+ deaths of members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God on March 17, 2000 is considered to be a mass murder and suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult.
2003 British Cabinet Minister Robin Cook, resigns over government plans for war with Iraq.
2004 Unrest in Kosovo results in more than 22 killed, 200 wounded, and the destruction of 35 Serb Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Nis.

17th March 2006

No traces of Milosevic poisoning

Chirac urges dialogue after riots

Asylum numbers 'continue to fall'

17th March 2007

Iraqis killed by chlorine bombs

Caution urged on climate 'risks'

AU concern at Zimbabwe violence

17th March 2008

Bomb kills dozens in Iraqi city

Markets rattled by bank worries

Kosovo clashes force UN pullout

17th March 2009

Philippine clashes near hostages

Peacekeeper dies in Darfur ambush

Russia announces rearmament plan

17th March 2010

Dozens killed in Afghan bus crash

Protesters killed at Uganda tombs

Pakistan militants target checkpoint

Birthdates which occurred on 17th March :

1473 James IV king of Scotland (1488-1513)
1578 Francesco Albana Italian painter (Mary's Ascension)
1628 Daniel van Papenbroeck [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
1664 Georg Osterreich composer
1675 Petrus Laurentius Wockenfuss composer
1685 Jean-Marc Nattier French portrait painter
1746 Jan David Holland composer
1777 Roger Brooke Taney Calvert MD, 5th Chief Justice (Dred Scott decision)
1780 Thomas Chalmers 1st moderator (Free Church of Scotland 1843-47)
1781 Dominique J de Eerens Governor-General of Netherland Indies
1787 George Simon Ohm physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)
1789 Edmund Kean London England, tragic actor (Shylock)
1804 James Bridger scout/fur trader/mountain man par excellence
1820 Patrick Edward Connor Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)
1825 Rodolphe Bresdin French cartoonist/lithographer (Le Bon Samaritain)
1826 Oskar Peschel German journalist/geography (Völkerkunder)
1828 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne the "Stonewall" of the West (Major General-Confederate Army)
1832 Moncure Daniel Conway US, clergyman/author/abolitionist (Life of Thomas Paine)
1832 Walter Quintin Gresham Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)
1834 Gottlieb Daimler Germany, engineer/inventor/auto pioneer-designed 1st motorcycle
1839 Josef Rheinberger Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer (Munich Conser)
1846 Kate Greenaway England, artist/book illustrator (Under the Window)
1848 Horace Wadham Nicholl composer
1872 Billy Quaife cricketer (England batsman 1899-1902)
1873 Chard Somerset 1st woman Cabinet minister (1929-31)
1873 Margaret Bondfield British Labour leader/1st woman cabinet member
1874 Kincsem horse that never lost a race
1874 Stephen Samuel Wise US, president of Zionist Organization of America
1876 Frederic Ayers composer
1877 Albert P Hahn Dutch political cartoonist (People/Nutcracker)
1880 Guillermo Uribe Holguin composer
1881 Kristian Elster Norwegian author (Less bror Harris)
1887 Ben Sajet Dutch physician/politician
1888 Frank Buck actor (Africa Screams, Tiger Queen, Tiger Fangs)
1890 Harold Morris composer
1892 Sayed Darwish composer
1894 Paul Green US, novelist/playwright (In Abraham's Bosom)
1895 Shemp Howard [Samuel Horwitz] Brooklyn NY, comedian/actor (3 Stooges, Bank Dick)
1899 Gloria Swanson Chicago IL, actress (Sadie Thompson, Killer Bees)
1900 Alfred Newman New Haven, composer (Love is a Many Splendored Thing)
1901 Eisaku Sato premier of Japan (Nobel 1974)
1902 Bobby Jones Jr Atlanta GA, PGA golfer (Grand Slam 1930)
1906 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim] Berlin, actress (Gloria, Gold)
1906 Michael O'Shea Hartford CT, actor (Denny-It's a Great Life)
1906 Tamara Geva dancer
1907 Jan M J van Houtte premier Belgium (1952-54)
1908 Boris N Poveloi [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer
1908 Radie Britain composer
1909 Patrick Reilly British diplomat
1910 Bayard Rustin civil rights leader
1911 Raffaele d' Alessandro composer
1914 Sammy Baugh Temple TX, NFL hall of famer QB (Washington Redskins)
1915 Hans Namuth German/US photographer (Todos Santos, Guatemala)
1915 William Roycroft Austria, equestrian 3 day (Olympics-bronze-1976)
1917 Arthur Basil Cotle medievalist
1917 Brian Boydell composer
1918 D Arendo [Arend Honhoff] Dutch pianist/composer (Eleonora)
1918 Mercedes McCambridge Joliet IL, actress (Exorcist, All the King's Men)
1918 Wilhelmus M J Russell Dutch attorney/Member of 1st chamber (KVP/CDA)
1919 Hank Sauer baseball player (National League MVP 1952)
1919 Nat "King" Cole Montgomery AL, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa)
1920 John La Montaine Oak Park IL, composer (Pulitzer 1959)
1921 Mick Harvey cricketer (in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire)
1922 Megan Bull British head mistress (Holloway Jail)
1923 Margaret Bondfield 1st woman chairman (Trades Union Congress)
1924 Stephen Dodgson composer
1925 G M Hughes British zoologist
1925 Jerome Lejeune physiologist
1926 Siegfried Lenz German writer (Ein Kriegsende)
1927 Kenneth S Goldstein folklorist/enthomusicologist
1927 Maurice Ingvar Karkoff composer
1927 Nancy Sheehan writer
1927 Patrick Allen Malawi, actor (Roman Holiday, Dial "M" for Murder)
1927 Sulkhan Ivanovich Nasidze composer
1928 Edino Krieger composer
1930 James Benson Irwin Pittsburgh PA, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15)
1931 Eunice Gayson London England, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love)
1932 Dick Curless singer/songwriter
1934 Erhard Grosskopf composer
1934 Q T Macon blues vocal/guitar
1935 Adam Wade Pittsburgh PA, actor/singer (Kiss Me Goodbye, Crazy Joe)
1935 H Wollschläger writer
1935 Renee Taylor actress/comedian (Last of the Red Hot Lovers)
1936 Ladislaw Kupkovic composer
1936 Thomas K Mattingly II Chicago IL, Captain USN/astronaut (Apollo 16, STS-4, 51C)
1937 Galina Samsova ballerina
1938 Rudolf Nureyev Russia, ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov)
1939 Shahid Mahmoud cricketer (opener scored 16 & 9 in only Pakistan Test)
1940 Vito Picone rocker (Elegants)
1941 Clarence Collins US singer (Imperials-Tears on my pillow)
1941 Edward Harper composer
1941 Gene Pitney Hartford CT, rock singer (Town without Pity)
1942 John Wayne Gacy Jr Chicago IL, serial killer (32 boys)
1942 Paul Kantner rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship-White Rabbit)
1942 Sidney K Barthelmy US politician(?)
1943 Don Mitchell Houston TX, actor (Mark-Ironside)
1944 Cito Gaston MLB manager (Toronto Blue Jays)
1944 Danny DeVito Neptune NJ, actor (Louie-Taxi, Twins)
1944 John Sebastian New York NY, singer (Loving Spoonful, Welcome Back Kotter)
1944 Pat McCauley N Ireland, rock drummer (Them)
1944 Patti Boyd Somerset England, (Mrs George Harrison/Mrs Eric Clapton)
1945 Paco Gonzalez race horse trainer
1946 Harold Brown Long Beach CA, rock drummer (War-Summer, Galaxy)
1946 Michael Peter Finnissey composer
1947 Ian Gomm rock guitarist
1948 Fran Byrne rocker
1948 Pat Lloyd rocker
1948 Robert Braunwart who added thousands of dates to this database
1948 William [Ford] Gibson Canada, sci-fi author (Neuromancer, Count Zero)
1949 Patrick Duffy Townsend MT, actor (Bobby-Dallas, Man from Atlantis)
1951 Kurt Russell Springfeild MA, actor (Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons)
1951 Scott Gorham Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-21 Guns, Jailbreak)
1954 Lesley-Anne Down London, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker)
1954 Rena Jones rock vocalist
1954 Wally Stocker London England, rock vocalist/guitarist (Babys-Missing You)
1955 Bill Beyers actor (Wally McCandless-Capitol)
1955 Cynthia McKinney (Representative-Democrat-GA)
1955 Gary Sinise actor (Apollo 13, Forrest Gump)
1955 Paul Overstreet Van Cleave MS, country singer (Daddy's Come Around)
1956 Will Rigby rock percussionist (Amy Rigby Diary of a Mad Housewife)
1957 Robin Cousins Bristol England, figure skater (Olympics-gold-1980)
1959 Brian Douglas Jones Auckland New Zealand, tornado class yachter (Olympics-96)
1959 Danny Ainge NBA coach (Phoenix Suns)
1959 Mike Lindup British rock keyboardist/singer (Level 42-Hot Water)
1959 Terry Hall (Specials Fun Boy 3)
1960 Lee Ann Michelle Surrey England, playmate (February 1979)
1960 Vicki Lewis Cincinnati OH, actress (Beth-Newsradio)
1961 Casey Siemaszko Chicago IL, actor (Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High)
1962 Clare Grogan rocker (Altered Images-Happy Birthday)
1962 Janet Patricia Gardner Juneau AK, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
1962 Patrick Thomas Burke Hollywood FL, PGA golfer (1992 BellSouth-6th)
1962 Roxy Dora Petrucci Rochester MN, rock drummer (Vixen-Rev It Up)
1963 Rebeca Arthur actress (Mary Anne-Perfect Strangers, Opposites Attract)
1963 Roger Harper cricketer (Guyana & West Indies off-spinner Extraordinary field)
1964 Alex Shoumidoub NHL goaltender (Belarus, Olympics-98)
1964 Don Griffin NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
1964 Rob Lowe Charlottesville VA, actor (St Elmo's Fire, West Wing, Wayne's World, Class)
1964 Ron Warren Jr jockey (Bay Meadows)
1965 Caitlin Bilodeaux Boston MA, US fencer (Olympics-92)
1965 John Smiley Phoenixville PA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1966 Andrew Hudson cricketer (South Africa, 163 on debut vs West Indies 1992)
1967 Chris Luongo Detroit MI, NHL defenseman (New York Islanders)
1967 Kim Cathrein Salinas CA, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester International-24th)
1967 Melissa Allen Portland OR, WPVA volleyballer (Reebok National-13th-1994)
1967 Van Conner rocker (Screaming Trees)
1968 Judy Mosley McAfee WNBA forward (Sacramento Monarchs)
1968 Tyrone Hill NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1969 Andrew McMarlin Vienna VA, rower (Olympics-1996)
1969 Domenic "Filane" Figliomeni Terrace Bay Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
1969 Gilbert Schaller Bruck Austria, tennis star
1970 Shannan Mitchem Decatur GA, female infielder (Colorado Silver Bullets)
1971 Katrina Colleton WNBA guard/forward (Los Angeles Sparks)
1971 Tommy Thigpen WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
1972 Mia Hamm Selma AL, soccer forward (Olympics-96, US Women's World Cup-99)
1973 Amelia Weatherly actress (Stephanie Brewster-Loving/The City)
1973 Jerome Woods safety (Kansas City Chiefs)
1974 Eric Lane running back (New York Giants)
1974 John Hall kicker (New York Jets)
1976 Stephen Gately Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)
1977 Hadeel Abol-Naga Miss Egypt-Universe (1996)
1977 Iveta Jankularova Miss Slovak Republic-Universe (1996)


Deaths which occurred on March 17th:
0180 Antonius Marcus Aurelius [Marcus Verus], Emperor of Rome, dies at 58
0461 St Patrick patron St of Ireland, dies in Saul (according to legend)
0659 Gertrudis van Nijvel saint/patron of travellers, dies at about 32
1040 Harold British King (1035-40), dies
1516 Giuliano de' Medici monarch of Florence, dies at 37
1565 Alexander Alesius [Aless/Alane], theologist/physician, dies at 64
1588 Petrus Dathenus Flemish minister/physician (Psalms of David), dies
1605 Pieter Bast [Bastius], Dutch engraver/cartographer, dies at about 34
1640 Philip Massinger dramatist, dies
1649 Gerardus Johannis Vossius [Gerrit Vos], Dutch regent, dies at 71
1653 Johan van Galen Admiral (battle of Livorno), dies in battle at 48
1680 François Duc de La Rochefoucauld writer, dies
1704 Menno baron van Coehoorn fort builder/Coevorden/howitzer, dies at 63
1764 George Parker English astronomer, dies
1796 Pieter Paulus lawyer/Dutch CEO (National Convention), dies at 41
1801 Juan de Sesse y Balaguer composer, dies at 64
1803 Candido Jose Ruano composer, dies at 42
1806 David Dale industrialist & philanthropist, dies
1846 Friedrich W Bessel German astronomer (Bessel Functions), dies at 61
1849 Willem II Frederik GL King of Netherlands (1840-49), dies at 56
1853 Christian Doppler physicist, dies
1855 Ramon Carnicer y Batlle composer, dies at 65
1857 Adolph Trube composer, dies at 42
1861 Petter Conrad Boman composer, dies at 56
1862 Fromental Halevy [Elie Levy], French opera composer, dies at 62
1863 John Pelham US Confederate artillery major, dies in battle at 24
1864 Alexandre Calamo Swiss painter/etcher/lithographer, dies at 53
1889 Joseph A Alberdingk Thijm [Pauwels Foreestier], poet, dies at 68
1891 Napoleon JKP Bonaparte Fren prince/member National Convention, dies at 68
1898 Blanche Kelso Bruce (Senator-MS, 1875-1881), dies in Washington DC at 57
1901 Franz Melde German physicist (Melde Test), dies at 69
1902 George William Warren composer, dies at 73
1906 Carlos Calvo Argentina diplomat (Calvo Clause), dies at 82
1910 Joaquin Valverde composer, dies at 64
1915 Walter Crane English painter/cartoonist/illustrator, dies at 69
1927 James Scott Skinner composer, dies at 83
1933 Ferdinand Von Alten actor (Champagne), dies at 48
1941 Isaak Emmanuilovich Babel Russian writer (Crvena Konjica), executed at 46
1941 Joachim Schepke German commandant (U-100), dies in battle
1949 Felix Bressart actor (Escape, Ninotchka, Iceland), dies at 54
1953 Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta composer, dies at 73
1954 Victor Rousseau Belgian sculptor, dies at 88
1956 Fred Allen comedian (Colgate Comedy Hour, Fred Allen Radio Show), dies at 61
1959 Raffaele d' Alessandro composer, dies on 48th birthday
1961 Suzanna Salter 1st US female mayor/temperance leader, dies at 101
1962 Frank Orth actor (Boston Blackie, The Brothers), dies at 82
1963 William Henry Squire composer, dies at 91
1965 Almos Alonzo Stagg football coach (University of Chicago), dies in California at 102
1965 Quentin Reynolds newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI), dies at 62
1966 Walter Lang composer, dies at 69
1967 Frank Wisbar director (Fireside Theater), dies at 67
1967 Richard Reeves actor (Murph-Date With an Angel), dies at 54
1970 Fernand Crommelynck Belgian playwright (Chaud et Frois), dies at 83
1971 Ernst Bachmeister writer, dies
1972 Manny Martindale cricketer (10 Tests for West Indies, 34 wickets), dies
1973 Geertruida M W "Truus" Bakker Dutch actress (2 Orphans), dies at 81
1974 Carroll Nye actress (Lawless Woman), dies at 72
1974 Louis I Kahn Estonia/US architect, dies at about 73
1976 Luchino Visconti di Modrone It director (Terra Diaeresis), dies at 69
1978 George Dickinson cricketer (8 wickets in 3 Tests for New Zealand), dies
1979 Merv Inverarity cricketer (father of John WA player 1925-40), dies
1980 Rudolf G Escher Dutch composer (Vrai Visage de la Paix), dies at 68
1982 Hans ter Laag Dutch sound technician, murdered in El Salvador
1982 Jan Kuiper Dutch news editor (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
1982 Joop Willemsen Dutch cameraman, murdered in El Salvador
1982 Koos Koster Dutch newscaster (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
1985 Dattu Phadkar cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies
1986 Hal Buckley actor (John Quincy-OK Crackerby), dies at 49
1988 Reg Sinfield cricketer (one Test for England vs Australia 1938), dies
1989 Merritt Butrick actor (Shy People, Wired to Kill), dies of AIDS at 29
1990 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre] actress (Rendez-Vous de Juillet, Curse of the Pink Panther), commits suicide in Lausanne Switzerland at 57
1990 Marí Mejía Guatemalian feminist, murdered
1990 Rick Grech rocker (Blind Faith, Traffic), dies at 44
1992 Charles Rea British actor (Ipcress File), dies at 69
1992 George Lovi US columnist (Sky & Telescope's "Ramblings"), dies
1992 Grace Stafford Lantz cartoon voice (Woody Woodpecker), dies at 87
1992 Jack Arnold actor/director (Sid Caeser Special, Emmy 1967), dies at 75
1993 Helen Hayes actress (Airport), dies of congestive heart failure at 92
1993 Laadi Flici Algerian MP, murdered
1993 Skip Young actor (Smokey & Hotwire Gang), dies at 62
1994 Arthur C Jacobs poet, dies at 57
1994 Harold Myers film journalist, dies at 81
1994 Mai Zetterling actress (Night is My Future), dies of cancer at 68
1994 Walter Janka German writer (Troubles with Truth), dies at 79
1995 Ahmad Khomeini youngest son of Iran ayatollah Khomeini, dies at 48
1995 Donald Baverstock television Producer, dies at 71
1995 Marcus Jan Adriani biologist/director (Weevers' Duin), dies at 56
1995 Rick Aviles US comic/actor (Ghost), dies of AIDS
1995 Ronnie Kray English gangster (The Firm), dies at 61
1995 Sunnyland Smart jazz/blues singer/pianist (Delta Blues), dies at 87
1996 Bela Szigeti theoretical physicist, dies at 83
1996 Kenneth Jameson art educationalist, dies at 83
1996 Rene Clement film director, dies at 83
1996 Thomas Enders diplomat, dies at 64
1997 Gail Davis actress (Annie Oakley), dies at 71

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