18th March, on this day

37 The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius' will and proclaims Caligula emperor.
417 St Zosimus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
731 St Gregory III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1123 1st Latern Council (9th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1167 Battle of El-Babein, Egypt: Franks under Amalrik vs Syrians
1190 Crusaders kill 57 Jews in Bury, St Edmonds England
1229 German emperor Frederick II crowns himself king of Jerusalem
1438 Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Germany
1509 Emperor Maximilian I names Margaretha land guardians of Netherlands
1532 English parliament bans payments by English church to Rome
1543 Hernando de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi River)
1582 Prince Willem of Orange injured in attack at Antwerp
1673 Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers
1754 Duke of Newcastle becomes English premier
1766 British Parliament reinstitutes the Stamp Act
1773 Oliver Goldsmith' "She Stoops to Conquer" premieres in London
1793 2nd Battle at Neerwinden: Austria army beats France
1813 David Melville, Newport RI, patents apparatus for making coal gas
1818 Congress approves 1st pensions for government service
1834 Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.
1834 1st railroad tunnel in US completed, in Pennsylvania (275 meter long)
1835 Charles Darwin departs Santiago, Chile on his way to Portillo Pass
1850 Henry Wells and William Fargo forms American Express in Buffalo
1859 Vera Cruz besieged by Miramón (Cons) in Mexican War of Reform
1864 Dale Dike on Humber River crumbles drowning some 240
1865 Battle of Wilson's raid to Selma AL
1865 Congress of Confederate States of American adjourns for last time
1871 Communards revolt in Paris France
1881 [PT] Barnum & [James A] Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth opens (Madison Square Garden)
1891 Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone
1895 200 blacks leave Savannah GA for Liberia
1899 Phoebe, a moon of Saturn is discovered by Pickering
1900 Ajax (Amsterdam Football Club), forms
1902 Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record
1904 1st performance of Edward Elgar's "In the South (Alassio)"
1909 Einar Dessau of Denmark makes 1st ham broadcast
1910 1st opera by an US composer (Converse) performed at the Met, New York, NY
1913 King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
1914 White Wolf gang beats government army in Jingdezhen China
1915 Failed British attack in Dardanelles
1915 French battleship Bouvet explodes, 640 killed
1915 Turkey's Canakkale (Trojan) Sea Victory against allied powers(USA, Australia, England, Italy) during First World War
1920 Greece adopts the Gregorian calendar
1921 2nd Peace of Riga, Poland enlarged
1921 Steamer "Hong Kong" runs aground off Swatow China killing 1,000
1922 British magistrates in India sentence Mohandas K Gandhi to 6 years for disobedience
1925 (8) 60-MPH tornadoes speed through Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee killing 689
1929 Dmitri Shostakovich's "The New Babylon" premieres in Leningrad
1930 Pluto discovered by Clyde Tombaugh (US)
1931 1st electric shavers go on sale in US (Schick)
1931 Juan Bautista Aznar becomes premier of Spain
1937 Gas explosion in school in New London TX; 296 die
1937 Spanish Civil War: Spanish Republican forces hand Italian forces a grave defeat at the Battle of Guadalajara.
1937 The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) outside Milan.
1938 New York 1st requires serological blood tests of pregnant women
1938 President Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US and British oil companies
1940 Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France and Britain
1943 James Oglethorpe (US) & Terkolei (Netherlands), torpedoed and sinks
1943 Red Army evacuates Belgorod
1944 2,500 women trample guards and floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago IL department store
1944 Nazi Germany occupies Hungary
1944 The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes.
1945 1,250 US bombers attacks Berlin
1945 US Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kiushu
1948 France and Great Britain and Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
1948 Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting
1949 The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is set up between the United States, Britain and seven other Western European countries to jointly agree defence and security issues
1952 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Philadelphia)
1952 Communist offensive in Korea
1953 Earthquake strikes West Turkey, 250 die
1955 I Hatojama recognized as premier of Japan
1958 For the last time, the year's 'debutantes' are presented to Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace
1959 President Dwight D Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill
1961 Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced
1962 Algerian War ends after 7½ years of fighting (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees
1963 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1965 Rolling Stones fined £5 each for public urination
1965 USSR launches Voshkod 2; Alexei Leonov makes 1st spacewalk (20 minutes)
1966 General Suharto forms government in Indonesia
1966 Scott Paper begins selling paper dresses for $1
1967 Beatles' "Penny Lane" single goes number 1
1967 Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock off the Isles of Scilly Cornwall UK and spills oil
1970 Cambodia military coup under General Lon Nol, prince Sihanuk flees
1970 Mail service paralyzed by 1st major postal strike
1971 200 die in landslide into Lake Yanahuani, Chungar Peru
1972 People's Rebublic of China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China
1974 Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US
1975 Kurds end fight against Iraqi army
1977 Clash releases their 1st recording "White Riot"
1977 US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, N Korea and Cambodia
1977 Vietnam hands over MIA to US
1978 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario CA
1978 Pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death
1979 Battles between Kurds and Iranians break in Sananday Iran
1980 Vostok rocket exploded on launch pad while being refueled, killing 50
1982 Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident
1987 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 California Quake amusement ride opens at Universal Studios
1990 1st free elections in German Democratic Republic, Conservatives beat Communists
1990 Largest Art robbery in the history (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston), where 12 paintings valued at $100 million are stolen
1991 Apple computer head Steve Jobs weds Laurene Powell
1992 The South Africans back a mandate for ending the apartheid
1992 Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
1992 Leona Helmsley sentence to 4 years for tax evasion
1993 Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell in NYC
1994 South Africa Goldstone committee reveals existence of secret police
1994 Zsa Zsa Gabor files for bankruptcy
1995 Spanish princess Elena (31) weds Jaime de Marichalar y Saenez Tejada
1995 STS 67 (Endeavour 8) lands after 16½ days
1997 Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die
2002 Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.
2003 US enters war in Iraq. About $1 billion was taken from Iraq's Central Bank by Saddam Hussein and his family, just hours before the United States began bombing Iraq, biggest bank robbery in history
2003 British Sign Language is recognised as an official British language.

18th March 2006

Milosevic buried in his home town

Job protests grip French cities

Egyptian woman 'dies of bird flu'

18th March 2007

Zimbabwe stops activists leaving

US general upbeat on Iraq 'surge'

Sydney's bridge marks 75th year

18th March 2008

US admits economy is in downturn

Illicit India 'blood farm' raided

Debut A380 flight lands in London

18th March 2009

Josef Fritzl admits all charges

Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy

Sri Lanka children 'being killed'

18th March 2010

Kidnapped boy returns to the UK

China attacks UK human rights report

Bluefin tuna ban proposal rejected

Birthdates which occurred on 18th March :

1380 Liduina van Schiedam Dutch "Christ's bride"/saint
1483 Raphael painter (Sistine Madonna)
1548 Cornelis Ketel Dutch portrait painter/poet
1556 François-Hercule de Valois French duke of Anjou/Brabant
1578 Adam Elsheimer German painter/cartoonist/etcher, baptized
1609 Frederick III king of Denmark & Norway (1648-70), absolutist
1644 Gottfried Wegner composer
1657 Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni Italian composer
1690 Christian Goldbach German mathematician (Goldbach position)
1734 Joseph Schmitt composer
1756 Johann Christoph Vogel composer
1765 David H Chassé Dutch baron/General (fought Napoleon at Waterloo)
1781 Gustave Vogt composer
1782 John Caldwell Calhoun Abbeville SC, Andrew Jackson's Vice President (1829-37)
1809 Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés [Placido], Cuban poet
1813 Friedrich Hebbel writer
1829 William Robertson Boggs Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1911
1830 Numa D Fustel de Coulanges French historian/sociologist
1837 [Stephen] Grover Cleveland Caldwell NJ, 22nd & 24th President (1885-1889, 1893-1897)
1838 Jan B Stobbaerts Flemish painter
1838 Sir Randal Cremer Britain, trade unionist, pacifist (Nobel 1903)
1839 Francis Fessenden Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1842 Stéphane Mallarmé French poet (L'Après-midi d'un faune)
1843 Jules Vandenpeereboom premier of Belgium (1899)
1844 Nicolai Andreevich Rimski-Korsakov Tikhvin Russia, composer (Flight of the Bumble Bee, Scheherazade)
1848 Nathaniel Herreshoff America Cup yacht designer
1858 Rudolph C K Diesel German engineer (Diesel motor)
1864 Karl M Lybeck Finnish/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten)
1866 Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu composer
1866 John Loudon Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs (1913-18)
1867 Michael G de Boer historian (Harbor of Amsterdam)
1869 [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain British Prime Minister (C, 1937-40)
1872 Frank Hoyt Losey composer
1877 Clem Hill cricketer (all-time great Australian batsman)
1880 Christopher K H de Nerée tot Babberich cartoonist
1881 Oliver Seibert hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963)
1881 Paul Le Flem composer
1882 Gian Francesco Malipiero composer
1886 Edward Everett Horton Brooklyn NY, actor/narrator (Bullwinkle Show)
1886 Kurt Koffka Germany, Gestalt psychologist
1886 Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips Dutch author (Between Heaven & Earth)
1888 Joseph Csaky Hungarian/French sculptor
1889 F Rijkens oldest living person in Netherlands
1890 Gerardus van der Leeuw Dutch religion historian/minister of Education
1892 Robert P Tristram Coffin poet/reporter (WWII)
1893 Wilfred Owen England, anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth)
1897 Betty Compson actress (Big City, Docks Of New York)
1898 Otto Jochum composer
1899 Lavrenti Beria chief of Soviet secret police under Stalin
19-- Geoffrey Owens actor (Elvin-Cosby Show)
19-- Jeff LaBar rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
19-- Margueritte Ray actress (To Sleep With Anger)
1901 Piotr Perkowski composer
1905 John Kirkpatrick New York NY, pianist (Concord Sonata)
1905 Mollie Parnis New York NY, fashion designer (Mollie Roberts Collection)
1905 Robert Donat Withington Manchester England, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Citadel)
1906 Roy L Johnson US Admiral (WWII-Pacific Ocean)
1907 Eleanor L "Betty" Compton US actress (Here Comes Trouble)
1908 Louis Gaste songwriter
1910 Chiang Ching-huo son of Chinese President Chiang Kai-shek
1911 Smiley Burnette Summum IL, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction)
1913 Margaret Hesse princess of Hesse/Rhine
1913 Rene Clement Bordeaux France, director/writer (Is Paris Burning)
1913 William Hutchinson Murray mountaineer/author
1914 Cesar Guerra Peixe composer
1914 James Pack naval officer museum curator
1915 Richard Thomas Condon author
1916 Louis Toebosch composer
1919 Laila Schou Nilsen Norway, downhill skier (Olympics-gold-1936)
1919 Len Johnson cricketer (Australian fast bowler played Test in 1948)
1920 Eric Halsall sheepdog trial commentator
1920 John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla], Poland, Pope (1978- )
1922 Egon Bahr German journalist/politician
1924 Madhussudan Rege cricketer (15 runs in only Test India vs West Indies 1948-49)
1925 Peter Graves Minneapolis MN, actor (James Phelps-Mission Impossible)
1927 George Plimpton New York NY, sports writer (Paper Lion)
1927 John Harold Kander composer (Cabaret, Funny Lady, Kramer vs Kramer)
1928 Fidel V Ramos President (Philippines)
1928 William R Boggs Georgia, Brigadier General/chief of engineers under Bragg
1929 Christa Wolf German novelist (Divided Heaven)
1929 Ctirad Kohoutek composer
1929 Kai Winding rocker
1930 Maurice Peress New York NY, conductor (Kansas City Philharmonic 1974-80)
1931 Howard Coble (Representative-Republican-NC, 1985- )
1932 F[rederik] W[illem] de Klerk President South Africa (1989-94)
1932 John Updike Shillington PA, poet/novelist (A Month of Sundays, Brazil, The Centaur, Rabbit Run)
1933 Unita Blackwell 1st black mayor in Mississippi
1934 Pavle Despalj composer
1936 Hans Peter Bleuel writer (Sex and Society in Nazi Germany)
1936 Robert Lee Smith US singer (Tams, You Lied to Your Daddy)
1936 Tony Nash England, bobsled (Olympics-gold-1964)
1937 Mark Donohue auto racer (1972 Indianapolis 500)
1937 Robin Wright race horse trainer
1938 Carl Gottlieb comedian (Ken Berry Wow Show)
1938 Charley Pride Sledge MS, country singer (Just Between You And Me, Sweet Country)
1938 Shashi Kapoor Calcutta India, actor (Shalimar, Heat & Dust)
1939 Travis Pritchett rocker (Travis & Bob)
1940 Kathy Hutchinson race horse trainer
1941 Wilson Pickett Prattville AL, R&B singer (Funky Broadway)
1941 Wolfgang Bauer writer
1942 Ann Packer England, 800 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1964)
1943 Kevin Dobson Jackson Heights NY, actor (Kojak, Knots Landing, Shannon)
1945 Aleksey Vakhonin USSR, bantam weight (Olympics-gold-1964)
1945 Eric Woolfson Glasgow Scotland, composer/musician (Alan Parsons Project, Woolfson Entertainment Group)
1946 Michael Reagan talk show host, Ronald's son
1947 Barry Wilson England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
1947 David Lloyd cricketer (England opener, 214 vs India 1974)
1947 Robert Harrison rocker (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
1947 Steven H Schiff (Representative-Republican-NM)
1948 Eknath Solkar cricketer (India 1969-77, brilliant short-leg fielder)
1949 Alex "Hurricane" Higgins Irish snooker player (2X world-champion)
1949 Starr Danias New York NY, ballerina (Turning Point)
1950 Brad Dourif Huntington WV, actor (Ragtime, Eyes of Laura Mars, Fatal Beauty)
1950 James Conlon New York NY, conductor (Cincinnati May Festival-1979)
1950 John Hartman Falls Church VA, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers-Taking it to the Streets)
1953 Helmer C Koetje Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
1953 Jamie West-Oram rocker (Fixx)
1953 Margaret L Augustine Buffalo NY, project manager (Biosphere 2)
1953 Nicholas Wisdom cricketer (son of comic Norman, 2 games Sussex 1974)
1954 James F Reilly II Mount Home AFB ID, PhD/astronaut (STS 89)
1955 Graham Porter cricketer (1 day international for Australia 1979)
1956 "The Model" Rick Martel [Richard Vignault], wrestler (WWF/AWA)
1956 Ingamar Stenmark Sweden, slalom (Olympics-2 gold-1980)
1957 Christer Fuglesang Stockholm Sweden, physicist/astronaut (Mir backup)
1957 Melvin Gentry vocalist/guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1958 Andreas Wenzel Liechtenstein, skier (Olympics-silver-1980)
1959 Irene Cara Bronx New York NY, actress/singer (Fame, DC Cab, Certain Fury)
1960 Claudia Udy Albuquerque NM, actress (Out of Control, Nightforce)
1960 Guy Carbonneau Sept-Iles Québec Canada, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
1960 Patricia Farinelli Los Angeles CA, playmate (December, 1981)
1960 Richard Biggs Columbus OH, actor (Marcus-Days of Our Lives)
1961 Kevan James cricketer (all-rounder 4 wickets/4 balls & ton vs India 1996)
1961 Mark Van Thillo Wilrijk Belgium, co-captain (Biosphere 2)
1961 Todd Nelson Dalles OR, tennis star
1962 Thomas Ian Griffith actor (Vampires, Catlin-Another World)
1962 Trevor Franklin cricketer (opened for New Zealand mid-80's)
1963 Vanessa L Williams Tarrytown NY, 1st black Miss America (1984)/singer (Colors of the Wind)/actress (Eraser)
1964 Bonnie Blair Champaign IL, speed skater (Olympics-5 gold/bronze-88, 92, 94)
1964 Christina Ferguson Phoenix AZ, playmate (April 1983)
1965 Geronimo Berroa Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, outfielder (Oakland A's)
1965 Jeff Labarr rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
1966 Jerry Cantrell US rock guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt)
1967 Andre Rison NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs)
1967 Derrick Graham NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Car Panthers, Seat Seahawks)
1968 Joseph Ouellet hockey forward (Team France 1998)
1968 Pat Terrell NFL strong safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
1969 Michael Dumas NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
1969 Shaun Udal cricketer (Hants off-spinner, England tourist to Australia 1994-95)
1969 Sheila Taormina 4X200 meter freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1970 Michael Rapaport actor (Zak-Zebrahead)
1970 Queen Latifah [Dana Owens] Newark NJ, rap singer/actress (Khadijah James-Living Single)
1970 Sarah Thorsett Winona MN, 1.5k runner
1971 Mariaan de Swardt Johannesburg, tennis star (1996 3rd round Australia)
1973 Marlon Kerner NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
1973 Rob Johnson NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1974 Petra Kamstra Rotterdam Holland, tennis star (1995 Surabaya doubles)
1974 Tina Krizan Maribor Slovenia, tennis star (1995 Surabaya doubles)
1974 Torrian Gray safety (Minnesota Vikings)
1975 Claude N'Goran Adzope Ivory Coast, tennis pro
1975 Kimmo Timonen hockey defenseman (Team Finland Olympics-Bronze-1998)
1978 Dionne Bainbridge Brisbane Queensland Australia, New Zealand 200 meter swimmer (Olympics-96)
1996 ? son of woman in coma raped by John Horace


Deaths which occurred on March 18th:
978 St Edward the Martyr king of Anglo-Saxons (975-78) dies
0235 Marcus Aurelius Alexander Syrian emperor of Rome (222-235), murdered
0978 Edward the Martyr, King of Anglo-Saxons (975-78)/st, murdered at 15
1227 Honorius III [Cencio Savelli], Pope (1216-27), dies
1314 Jacques De Molay the last grand master of Order of Knights, dies
1493 John of Lannoy Flemish Governor/viceroy of Netherlands/Zealand, dies at 82
1582 Jean Jaurequi Basque murderer of Willem of Orange, lynched
1584 Ivan IV the terrible, Russian tsar (1547-84), dies at 53
1690 Charles duke of Lutherans, dies
1745 Robert Walpole 1st English premier (1722-42), dies at 68
1768 Lawrence Sterne writer (Sentimental Journey France & Italy), dies
1799 John Randall composer, dies at 82
1816 Johann Paul Schulthesius composer, dies at 67
1817 Johann Jakob Walder composer, dies at 67
1823 Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval composer, dies at 69
1870 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide composer, dies at 48
1875 Ferdinand Laub composer, dies at 43
1876 F Freiligrath writer, dies at 65
1882 Morgan Earp brother of Wyatt Earp, shot and killed while playing billiards in Tombstone
1886 Leopold Zunz German intellect (Synagogue Poetry), dies at 91
1889 William Henry Monk composer, dies at 66
1899 Douglas Strutt Galton English engineer (rails, trains), dies at 76
1899 Svetolik Rankovic Serbian writer (Crushed Ideals), dies at 35
1900 António Nobre Portuguese poet (Só [Lonely]), dies at 32
1913 George I king of Greece (1861-1913), assassinated by Schinas at 67
1917 William Shalders South African cricket batsman (12 Tests 1895-1907), dies
1918 Willem Coenen composer, dies at 80
1924 John Frederick Bridge composer, dies at 79
1928 Paul van Ostaijen Flemish writer (Outlawed), dies at 32
1933 Luigi A duke of the Abruzzi Italian explorer (Ruwenzori), dies at 60
1936 Egon Friedell Austrian journalist (Kleine Portratgalerie), dies at 58
1938 Cyril Rootham composer, dies at 62
1944 Benjamin Delmonte theater director/actor, dies at 79
1954 Walter Mead cricketer (one Test for England 1899), dies
1956 Friedrich Panzer German germanist (Hilde-Gudrun), dies at 85
1956 Louis Bromfield writer, dies at 59
1964 Norbert Wiener US mathematician (cybernetics), dies at 69
1965 Farouk I last King of Egypt (1936-52), dies at 45
1967 Jimmy Blaine singer (Stop the Music), dies at 42
1968 Manuel Gomez Carillo composer, dies at 85
1969 Barbara Bates actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life), dies at 43
1971 George Wood England cricket wicketkeeper (v South Africa 1924), dies
1973 Lauritz L H Melchior Danish baritone/actor (Luxury Liner), dies at 82
1974 David C Imboden actor (King of Kings), dies at 87
1976 James McCartney father of Paul McCartney, dies at 73
1976 Robert de Roos composer, dies at 69
1977 Marien Ngouabi President of Congo-Brazzaville, murdered
1978 Faith Baldwin US author (They Who Love), dies at 84
1978 Peggy Wood actress (One Life to Live, Mama), dies at 86
1980 Erich Fromm German/US psychoanalyst, dies at 79
1980 Herman Griffith cricketer (13 Tests for West Indies, 44 wickets), dies
1982 Georg G Lampe Dutch painter/director (Free Academy), dies at 60
1983 Umberto of Piemonte King Umberto II of Italy (1946), dies
1984 Charlie Lau White Sox coach/renowned hitting instructor, dies at 50
1984 Paul Frances Webster lyricist, dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
1985 Jack Miller orchestra leader (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 89
1986 Bernard Malamud US writer (Fixer, Natural), dies at 71
1987 Bil Baird puppeteer (Jack Paar Show), dies at 82
1989 Piet Kruiver Dutch soccer player, dies at 51
1989 William Challee actor (Desperate, Moonchild), dies
1990 Robin Harris actor (House Party, Mo' Better Blues), dies at 36
1991 Jack McCoy Radio/TV personality, dies at 72
1991 Vilma Banky actress (Eagle, Son of Sheik, Rebel), dies at 93
1992 Cornelis B Vaandrager [C Vaan], poet (Giant of Rotterdam), dies at 56
1995 Charles Drain singer, dies at 65
1995 Frederic Ramsey Jr folklorist/author, dies at 80
1995 Heinrich Sutermeister Swiss composer (Raskolnikov), dies at 84
1996 Alepoude Odysseus Elytis llis poet, dies at 84
1996 Hawkes Jessie Jacquetta Priestley archaeologist, dies at 85
1997 ? raped comatose woman who bore a child 1 year earlier, dies at 30
1997 Willem de Kooning (abstract artist) dead Alzheimer's at 92

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