26th March, on this day

1027 John XIX crowns Conrad II the Salier Roman German emperor
1147 Jewish community in Cologne fast to commemorate anti-Jewish violence
1150 Tichborne family of Hampshire England started tradition of giving a gallon of flour to each resident to keep deathbed promise
1484 William Caxton printed his translation of Aesop's Fables.
1526 King François I returns Spanish captivity to France
1534 Lübeck accept free Dutch ships into East Sea
1668 England takes control of Bombay India
1780 1st British Sunday newspaper appears (British Gazette and Sunday Monitor)
1793 Pro-royalist uprising in Vendée region of France
1799 Napolean captures Jaffa Palestine
1804 Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
1804 Territory of Orleans organized in Louisiana Purchase
1808 Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII.
1812 Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas; about 20,000 die
1821 Franz Grillparzer's "Das Goldene Vliess" premieres in Vienna
1839 1st Henley Royal Regatta
1845 Joseph Francis, New York NY, patents a corrugated sheet-iron lifeboat
1845 Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precusor of bandaid
1859 1st sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury
1862 Battle of La Glorieta Pass New Mexico Territory (Apache Canyon, Pigeon's Ranch)
1863 Voters in West Virginia approve gradual emancipation of slaves
1871 Paris Commune founded
1872 7.8 earthquake shakes Owens Valley, California
1872 Thomas J Martin patents fire extinguisher
1878 Sabi Game Reserve, world's 1st official designated game reserve, opens
1885 Eastman Film Co manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film
1885 Louis Riel's forces defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Saskatchewan
1886 1st cremation in England
1895 King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day
1910 US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers and the sick
1913 Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War
1913 Dayton, OH almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, and Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
1916 Birdman of Alcatraz receives solitary
1917 British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance.
1923 BBC Radio in Britain begins its first regular weather forecasts
1924 Premiere of Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" in London
1926 The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America
1927 Alfred Hugenberg purchases German film company UFA
1927 Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms
1931 Iraq and Trans-Jordan sign peace treaty
1931 New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capitol of British-Indies
1934 Driving tests introduced in Britain
1935 "RvJ" Mitchell and Major Sorley discuss armament of Spitfire
1936 1st parliamentary debate on New Zealand radio
1936 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, New York-Cal Tech
1936 Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska
1937 Spinach growers of Crystal City TX, erect statue of Popeye
1942 1st "Eichmann transport" to Auschwitz and Birkenau Camps
1942 1st 700 Jews from Polish Lvov-district reach concentration camp Belzec
1942 20 tons of gelignite kills 21 in a stone quarry in Easton PA
1942 German offensive in North-Africa under Colonel-General Rommel
1943 1st woman to receive air medal (US army nurse Elsie S Ott)
1943 Battle of Komandorski Islands, Pacific Ocean
1944 705 British bombers attack Essen
1945 British premier Churchill looks over at the Rhine (near Ginsberg)
1945 Generals Eisenhower/Bradley/Patton attack at Remagen the Rhine
1945 Japanese resistance ends on Iwo Jima
1945 Kamikazes attack US battle fleet near Kerama Retto
1945 US 7th Army crosses Rhine at Worms
1951 USAF flag approved
1953 Dr Jonas Salk announces new vaccine to prevent polio [myelitis]
1954 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1955 "Ballad of Davy Crockett" becomes the number 1 record in US
1958 US Army launches America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III"
1958 The African Regroupment Party (PRA) is launched at a meeting in Paris.
1960 Iraq executes 30 after attack on President Kassem
1965 A truck loses control down Moosic Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania, killing the driver. This accident later inspired the 1974 Harry Chapin song, "30,000 Pounds of Bananas."
1967 Ten thousand people gather for the Central Park Be-In.
1969 Marcus Welby MD, a TV movie is shown on ABC-TV
1969 Soviet weather satellite Meteor 1 launched
1970 500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945
1970 Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary) pleads guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl
1971 "Benny Hill Show" tops TV ratings
1971 Bangladesh Liberation War Beginning of Operation Searchlight of Pakistan Army against East Pakistani civilians
1971 Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence
1973 Susan Shaw, is 1st woman allowed on the floor of the London's Stock exchange
1974 Romanian communist party names party leader Nicolae Ceausescu President
1975 "Tommy" premieres in London
1975 The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force.
1976 Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.
1977 Elvis Costello releases his 1st record "Less Than Zero"
1979 Camp David peace treaty between Israel and Egypt
1980 Bombay gets its 1st rock concert in 10 years (The Police)
1981 Police and Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo Yugoslavia
1981 Soyuz T-4 lands
1982 Ground-breaking in Washington DC for Vietnam Veterans Memorial
1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 Geffen records signs Guns and Roses
1987 NASA launches Fltsatcom-6, it failed to reach orbit
1989 1st free elections in USSR: 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins
1992 Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington
1994 Talk show hostess Ricki Lake weds Rob Sussman
1995 The Schengen Treaty goes into effect.
1996 The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia.
1997 Thirty-nine bodies found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides.
1998 Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria; 52 people killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2.
1999 The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
1999 A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
2005 The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China. Around 200,000 to 300,000 attend the walk.
2006 In Scotland, the prohibition of smoking in all substantially enclosed public places comes into force.
2006 The military junta ruling Myanmar officially named Naypyidaw, a new city in Mandalay Division, as the new capital. Yangon had formerly been the nation's capital.

26th March 2006

Voters to deliver Ukraine verdict

Israel 'to consult US on borders'

US activists rally for immigrants

26th March 2007

Smugglers 'drown' scores in Yemen

Venezuela steps up land seizures

Iraqi deaths survey 'was robust'

26th March 2008

Iraq PM gives militants ultimatum

Somalia fighting prompts warning

'Slaves' saved from Italy circus

26th March 2009

Blast rips through Baghdad crowd

Record decline hits Irish economy

China fury at US military report

26th March 2010

US and Russia to cut nuclear weapons

Blasts ahead of election results

'Blast' sinks South Korea navy ship

Birthdates which occurred on 26th March :

1479 Vasili III great prince of Moscow (1505-33)/son of Ivan III
1516 Konrad von Gesner Zürich Switzerland, naturalist (Bibliotheca Universalis)
1577 Elisabeth of Nassau daughter of Willem I & Charlotte of Bourbon
1659 William Wollaston Coton England, philosopher
1671 Giacomo Cesare Predieri composer
1684 Johann Graf composer
1717 Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila composer
1753 Benjamin Thompson physicist (Royal Institute of Great Britain, Woburn MA)
1758 Johann Daniel Ferstenberg composer
1773 Nathaniel Bowditch mathematician/astronomer/polyglot/author (Marine Sextant)
1783 Johann Baptist Weigl composer
1806 Josef Slavik composer
1813 Thomas West Sherman Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1879
1817 Herman Haupt Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1819 Francisco Eduardo da Costa composer
1819 Louise Otto Germany, author/feminist
1821 Earnest Angel German statistician (Law of Angel)
1827 Emanuel Kania composer
1830 Eliza Laurillard Dutch vicar/poet/writer
1830 John Rogers Thomas composer
1833 Betsy Perk [Christina E], Dutch journalist/writer/feminist
1840 Carli Zoeller composer
1840 George Smith London England, assyriologist (cuneiform (script))
1850 Edward Bellamy author (Looking Backward)
1854 Braulio Dueno Colon composer
1856 David Alfred Thomas Glamorganshire UK, 1st Viscount Rhondda
1859 A[lfred] E[dward] Housman England, poet (Shropshire Lad)
1859 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov composer
1862 George William Louis Marshall-Hall composer
1863 Henry Royce founder (Rolls-Royce Limited in 1884)
1868 Fuad I king of Egypt (1922-36)
1871 Serafín Alvarez Quintéro Spanish dramatist/playwright (El Flechazo)
1873 [Louise] Sophie de Vries actress (On Hope of Blessing)
1874 Gerald du Maurier London England, actor (Power, Escape, Masks & Faces)
1874 Oskar Nedbal composer
1874 Robert Frost San Francisco CA, poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken)
1875 Syngman Rhee President of South Korea (1948-60)
1880 Duncan Hines US, restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens)
1884 Wilhelm Backhaus Leipzig Germany, pianist (Rubinstein 1905)
1885 Julius Harrison composer
1885 Robert Blackburn British aviation pioneer
1888 Sigurd Erixon Swedish etnologist (Atlas över Svensk Folk culture)
1889 Vaclav Kapral composer
1890 Jozef Arras Flemish writer
1893 Palmiro Togliatti founder (Communist Party of Italy)
1894 Will Wright San Francisco CA, actor (Living Christ Story)
1896 Richard Flury composer
1897 Jean Epstein French director (Sa tête/Eau vive)
1898 Renzo Massarani composer
1899 James B Connant chemist/college president (Yale)
1899 William Baines composer
19-- Robert Shields mime (Shields & Yarnell)
1900 Isadore Freed composer
1902 Leslie Melville economist
1904 Emilio Fernandez El Seco Mexico, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre)
1904 Hermann Schroeder composer
1904 Joseph Campbell mythologist (Mythic Image)
1905 Pablo Garrido composer
1905 Viktor Emil Frankl pyschiatrist (Man's Search for Meaning)
1907 Leigh Harline composer
1907 Louis Saguer composer
1908 Betty MacDonald [Anne E Campbell Bard], US writer (Egg & I)
1908 Dr Kenneth Mellanby entomologist
1908 Hank Sylvern Brooklyn NY, orchestra leader (Jane Froman's USA Canteen)
1908 Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling Essen Germany, tennis star (French 1935)
1908 Robert William Paine architect
1909 Chips Rafferty Broken Hill Australia, actor (Desert Rats)
1909 Chris[tiaan R] Reumer Dutch opera singer
1911 Bernard Katz biophysicist
1911 Tennessee Williams Columbus MS, dramatist (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
1913 Paul Erdos mathematician
1914 Ian McGeoch Vice-Admiral
1914 William Westmoreland Saxon SC, army general (Vietnam era)
1916 Bill Edrich cricketer (Middlesex & England bat, Compton's mate)
1916 Christian B Anfinsen US chemist (cell physiology, Nobel 1972)
1916 Harry Rabinowitz British composer/conductor
1916 Mort Abrahams producer (Dr Doolittle, Planet Of Apes)
1916 Sterling Hayden Upper Montclair NJ, actor (Dr Strangelove, Asphalt Jungle, Cobra)
1916 Vic Schoen Brooklyn NY, orchestra leader (Patti Page Olds Show)
1917 Jean Graham Hall circuit court judge (England)
1917 Rufus Thomas Cayce MS, singer (Walking the Dog)
1919 Strother Martin Kokomo IN, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot)
1920 George E Brown Jr (Representative-Democrat-CA, 1963-71, 73- )
1921 George Jefferson CEO (British Telecom)
1921 Joe Loco [Jose Esteves, Jr], musician
1921 Peter Horsley CEO (Osprey Aviation)
1922 William Milliken actor (Drive-in)
1923 Bob Elliot Boston MA, comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life)
1923 Clifton Williams Traskwood AR, band master (Sinfonians)
1923 Elizabeth Jane Howard British novelist (After Julius)
1925 Claudio Spies composer
1925 Lord Graham of Edmonton House of Lords (chief opposition whip)
1925 Lord Hooson QC crown court recorder
1925 Maqsood Ahmed cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 16 Tests 1952-56)
1925 Pierre Boulez Montbrison France, composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial)
1926 Ann Curtis US, 400 meter freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-1948)
1927 Jonathan Tod Vice-Admiral (England)
1928 Carole Carr singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men)
1929 Amédée Turner QC/MEP
1929 Maurice Simon jazz musician
1930 Cristobal Halffter composer
1930 Gregory Corso beat poet (Happy Birthday of Death, Long Live Man)
1930 Sandra Day O'Connor El Paso TX, 1st woman Supreme Court Justice (1981- )
1931 Leonard Nimoy Boston MA, actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible)
1932 Dick Nolan football coach
1934 Alan Arkin New York NY, actor (Catch 22, In-Laws, Simon, Wait Until Dark)
1934 G T Pryce CEO (Dalgety)
1934 Gino Cappelletti ORFU, AFL running back (AFL Player of Year 1964)
1935 Earl of Kinnoull
1936 Erich Urbanner composer
1936 Fred Paris rocker (Five Satins)
1937 Barbara Pearl Jones Chicago IL, 4X100 meter relayer (Olympics-gold-1952, 60)
1937 Lord Chetwode
1937 Wayne Embry holder of 7 basketball records (Miami of Ohio)
1939 Colin Webb general manager (Press Association)
1939 James Caan Bronx NY, actor (Brian's Song, Killer Elite, Godfather)
1939 Phillip R Allen Pittsburgh PA, actor (Harry-Hardy Boys Mystery, Mitch-Alice)
1939 Stuart Sutherland Professor Emeritus (Sussex University)
1940 Bill Ind Bishop-designate (Truro)
1940 Braulio Baeza jockey (National Horse Racing Hall of Famer)
1940 Nancy Pelosi (Representative-Democrat-CA)
1940 Rod Lauren rocker (If I Had a Girl)
1940 Servaes [J S] Huys Dutch MP (PvdA)
1941 Barclay Plager hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Bob Plager
1941 Bob Plager hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Barclay Plager
1942 Erica Jong [Mann] New York NY, author (Fear of Flying)
1943 Robert Woodward investigative reporter (Watergate, CIA crimes)
1944 Diana Ross [Earle] Detroit MI, (Supremes, Lady Sings the Blues, Mahogany)
1945 Mikhail Voronin USSR, horse vault gymnast (Olympics-gold-1968)
1946 Johnny Crawford Los Angeles CA, actor (Mark-The Rifleman)
1947 Carmen Krolis Suriname/Netherlands singer
1948 Kyung-Wha Chung Seoul Korea, violinist (Chung Sisters)
1948 Richard Tandy rock bassist (ELO)
1948 Steven Tyler New York NY, rock vocalist (Dream On, Walk This Way, Aerosmith-Janie's Got a Gun)
1949 Baroness Hayman
1949 Fran Sheehan Boston MA, rock bassist (Boston-More than a Feeling)
1949 Vicki Lawrence Inglewood CA, actress (Carol Burnett Show, Mama's Family)
1950 Ernest Thomas Gary IN, actor (Roger-What's Happening!!)
1950 Graham Barlow cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1976-77)
1950 Martin Short Hamilton Ontario, comedian (Saturday Night Live, SCTV, 3 Amigos)
1950 Ronnie McDowell Fountain Head TN, country singer (King is Gone)
1950 Teddy Pendergrass Philadelphia PA, singer (Turn Off the Lights)
1950 Tony Papenfuss Minneapolis MN, (Daryl-Newhart)
1951 Richard B Shull US actor (Hail to the Chief, Big Bus)
1952 David Amess MP
1953 Michael Bonagura Newark NJ, country singer (Baille & Boys-Oh Heart)
1953 Tatyana Providokhina Russian 1K runner (world record)
1954 Curtis Sliwa founder (Guardian Angels)/radio personality (WABC)
1954 Piers Gardner director (British Institute of International & Comparative Law)
1955 Dean Dillon Lake City TN, country singer (Chair)
1956 Charly McClain Jackson TN, country singer (Radio Heart)
1956 Tatyana Kochergina USSR, team handball (Olympics-gold-1976, 80)
1957 Leeza Gibbons Hartsville SC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Leeza)
1957 Walter Rohlfing Dusseldorf, WLAF defensive line coach (Rhein Fire)
1958 Philip Brown Coalinga CA, actor (Doris Day Show, Colbys)
1959 David Delong Portland OR, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 British Columbia Open)
1960 Billy Warlock Hawthorne CA, actor (Flip-Happy Days, Baywatch)
1960 Debbie Hall LPGA golfer
1960 Marcus Allen NFL running back (Los Angeles Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, Heisman 1981)
1960 Michael Evans Fontana CA, US water polo player (Olympics-silver-88)
1961 Leigh Bowery designer
1961 William Hague Secretary of State for Wales
1962 John Stockton Spokane WA, NBA guard (Utah Jazz, Olympics-gold-96)
1962 Kevin Seitzer Springfield IL, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
1962 Maarten de Young soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1962 Richard Coles rocker (Communards-Don't Leave Me This Way)
1962 Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko Russia, Lieutenant-Colonel/cosmonaut
1963 Paul de Leeuw Dutch TV host (Cry of the Lion)
1963 Rebecca Twigg Seattle WA, 79K cyclist (Olympics-silver-1984, 92, 96)
1963 Susan Sulley rocker (Human League-Human)
1964 Ab Plugboer soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1964 Ulf Samuelsson Fagersta Sweden, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, New York Rangers)
1966 Lee Porter Greensboro NC, Nike golfer (1992 Texarkana Open-5th)
1966 Mike Remlinger Middletown NY, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1966 Wesley Walls NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints)
1968 Edward Kaminski Kansas City KS, javelin thrower
1968 Ian Hutchings Zimbabwe, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Klondike Klassic)
1968 Jose Vizcaino San Cristobal Dominican Republic, infielder (New York Mets)
1968 Kari Gronroos WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)
1968 Mike Trevathan CFL slot back (British Columbia Lions)
1968 Shane Reynolds Bastrop LA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1969 Elizabeth Howell Clinton MS, Miss Mississippi-America (1990)
1969 Luke Richardson Ottawa, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
1969 Vikram Rathour cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1996-)
1970 Evan Richards Los Angeles CA, actor (Frankie-Mama Malone)
1970 Paul Bosvelt soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles/FC Twente)
1971 Dave DeGraaf Lansing MI, team handball circle (Olympics-1996)
1971 Jesus Tavarez Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
1971 Rennae Stubbs Sydney Australia, tennis star
1971 Tommy Fagan CFL/NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1972 Naoko Kijimuta Yokohama Kanagawa Japan, tennis star (1996 Jakarta)
1972 Steve Anderson CFL defensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
1973 Marshall Faulk running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1974 Alfred Shipman CFL slot back (British Columbia Lions)
1974 Hakeem Abdul-samad rocker (Boys)
1974 Irina Spirlea Bucharest Romania, tennis star (1996 Amelia Island)
1974 Mike Peca Toronto, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres)
1979 Heidi Zeigler actress (Sherry-Just the 10 of Us)
1986 Jessica McClure baby trapped in Texas well in 1988
1988 Jose Vizcaino San Cristobal Dominican Republic, infielder (New York Mets)
2233 James T Kirk science fiction captain of USS Enterprise (Star Trek)


Deaths which occurred on March 26th:
0752 Pope Stephen II dies only 4 days after his election
0809 Liudger missionary/1st bishop of Münster/saint, dies at about 66
1258 Floris the Guardian, count-regent of Holland, dies
1350 Alfonso XI King of Castile & León, dies
1546 Thomas Elyot British diplomat, dies
1566 Antonio de Cabezon composer, dies
1638 Palamedes "Stevens" Palamedesz painter, dies at about 30
1649 John Winthrop Puritan & 1st Governor (Massachusetts), dies
1657 Jacob van Eyck Dutch blind flautist/carillonneur, dies at 69
1713 Pal Esterhazy composer, dies at 77
1726 John Vanbrugh Dutch/English playwright (Provoked Wife), dies at 62
1736 Georg Balthasar Schott composer, dies at 49
1797 James Hutton geologist, dies
1809 Gabriele Mario Piozzi composer, dies at 68
1820 Jean-Etienne Despreaux composer, dies at 71
1827 Ludwig van Beethoven German composer (Appassionata), dies in Wien (Vienna) at 56
1831 Richard Allen AME Church Bishop, dies at 71
1837 Joseph Lincke composer, dies at 53
1865 Thomas Hancock pioneer of rubber industry (Stoke Newington), dies
1871 François-Joseph Fétis Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 87
1880 Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras composer, dies at 62
1892 Anton Wallerstein composer, dies at 78
1892 Walt Whitman poet, dies in Camden NJ at 72
1896 Nanny v Hof writer, dies
1900 Isaac Mayer Wise rabbi/found American Hebrew Congregations, dies at 80
1902 Cecil Rhodes Prime Minister of Cape Colony (1890-96) dies at 48
1909 Nikolai Arkas composer, dies at 56
1918 César A Cui Lithuanian fort builder/composer, dies at 83
1923 Sarah Bernhardt [Henriette-Rosine Bernard] actress (Qn Elizabeth), dies at 77
1924 Augusto de Oliviera Machado composer, dies at 78
1926 Georges Vezina NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Montréal Canadiens), dies
1926 Konstantin Fehrenbach German reichs chancellor (1920-21), dies at 74
1932 Jean Cartan composer, dies at 25
1934 Grete Gulbransson writer, dies at 51
1937 Albert Relf cricketer (13 Tests for England 1903-14), commits suicide
1944 Benjamin Crémieux French author (In Buchenwald), dies at 55
1945 David Lloyd George British (L) premier (1916-22), dies at 82
1945 Isaack Stouten resistance fighter, shot to death at 29
1948 Helen Ernst German poster artist/resistance fighter, dies at about 43
1953 Albert Spalding composer, dies at 64
1956 Thomas Alexandrovich de Hartmann composer, dies at 70
1957 Max Ophüls [Maximilian Oppenheimer] German/French director (Caught, Exile), dies
1958 Phil Mead cricketer (55061 1st-class runs 1905-36), dies
1959 Raymond T Chandler US detective writer (Long Goodbye), dies at 71
1960 Ian Keith actor (Identity Unknown, Queen Christina), dies at 61
1962 Marjorie Colton inventor of wax paper, dies at 64
1969 B[runo] Traven writer (Sierra Madre), dies at 87
1969 Günther Weisenborn German/Argentine writer (Illegals), dies at 66
1973 George Sisler hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80
1973 Noel Coward English playwright (Private Letters), dies at 73
1973 Safford Cape US/Belgian conductor/composer/musicologist, dies at 67
1975 Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz king of Saudi-Arabia (1964-75), murdered at 68
1976 Richard Arlen actor (Apache Uprising, Wings), dies at 75
1979 Jean Stafford US author (Boston Adventure), dies at 63
1980 Jon-Jon Poulos rocker (Buckinghams), dies from drugs at 32
1981 Cyril Dean Darlington biologist (hereditary mechanisms), dies at 77
1981 Tim Wall cricketer (SA vs New South Wales 1933 is Sheffield Shield record), dies
1982 Agathe "Henriëtte" de Beaufort writer (Dolly of Arnhem), dies at 91
1983 Anthony F Blunt British art historian/spy for USSR, dies at 75
1986 Bartlett Robinson actor (Wendy & Me, Mona McCluskey), dies at 73
1987 Walter Abel actor (Suspicion), dies at 88
1990 International Chrysis Transvestite actor (Q&A), dies of cancer at 38
1990 Roy "Halston" Frowick fashion designer, dies of AIDs at 68
1991 Frans Dohmen union leader (Netherlands Catholic Mine Workers), dies at 81
1993 Luis Falco US choreographer (Fame, Angel Heart), dies at 50
1993 Roy Riegels University of California football player who ran wrong way, dies at 84
1994 Constantine Koukouchkine Russian diplomat, murdered in Algeria at 41
1994 Jan Bor Dutch violinist/painter, dies at 83
1995 Rapper-E (Eazy Eric Wright) dies at 31
1996 (Elizabeth Cissie) Charlton football matriarch, dies at 83
1996 David Packard electronic engineer/businessman, dies at 83
1996 Edmund S Muskie Vice Presidential candidate/(Governor-Democrat-ME), dies at 81
1996 Thomas Wakefield writer, dies at 60

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