8th March, on this day

1618 Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion.
1702 England's Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III
1711 Antoin de Guiscard tries English premier Haley for murder
1722 Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
1746 Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen
1754 Marquis of Ensenada becomes premier of Spain
1765 Britain's House of Lords passes the Stamp Act to tax the American colonies
1775 Thomas Paine's "African Slavery in America" was published. It was the first article in the United States calling for the emancipation of all slaves and the abolition of slavery.
1782 Gnadenhutten Massacre: Ohio militia kills 90 Indians
1790 The French Assembly votes to continue slavery in their colonies
1801 British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
1817 The New York Stock Exchange is founded
1844 King Oscar I ascends to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
1854 US Commodore Matthew C Perry's 2nd trip to Japan
1855 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls
1861 St Augustine, FL surrenders to Union armies
1862 Battle of Elkhorn Tavern ends with Confederate withdrawal
1862 Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched
1862 Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads VA: CSS Virginia, Jamestown and Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress and Monitor
1865 Battle of Kingston, NC (Wilcox's ridge, Wise's Forks)
1865 Digging begins to build a canal in the Netherlands to connect Amsterdam with the North Sea
1884 Susan B. Anthony addresses the U.S. House Judiciary Committee arguing for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote.
1887 Everett Horton, Connecticut, patents fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes
1902 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony
1908 Collingwood Elementary (Cleveland) burns, kills 173 kids and 2 teachers
1910 Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris France becomes 1st licensed female pilot
1911 International Women's Day is 1st celebrated
1915 1st US navy minelayer, Baltimore, commissioned
Battle of Dujaila between British and Ottoman forces
1916 US invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime
1917 Russian revolution breaks out (in Petrograd/St Petersburg)
1918 Battle of Bakhmach between the Czechoslovak Legion in Russia and German forces occupying Ukraine
1918 Battle of Tampere Finnish Civil War battle
1918 In Russia, Leon Trotsky resigns from his position Foreign Minister
1921 Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
1924 Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate, UT
1927 Pan American Airlines incorporates
1929 US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
1930 Mahatma Gandhi begins the campaign of civil disobedience against British rule in India
1934 Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars
1936 The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida
1937 Battle of Guadalajara the Spanish Popular Army defeated Italian and Nationalist forces attempting to encircle Madrid during the Spanish Civil War.
1941 Another bombing of London, notable because Buckingham Palace is hit.
1942 Japanese forces captures Rangoon, Burma
1942 The Japanese land at Lae and Salamaua, on Huon Bay, New Guinea, beginning their move toward Port Moresby, New Guinea, and then Australia.
1942 KNIL, Dutch colonial army on Java, surrenders to Japanese armies
1942 British bombers begin a new style of air raid, using incendiary bombs to light the way for a nighttime attack on the Krupp armament works in Essen. The long series of attacks reduce the city to ruins
1943 335 allied bombers attack Neurenberg
1943 Continuing German counter-attacks around Kharkov.
1943 Limited gambling legaliSed in Mexico
1944 US resumes bombing Berlin
1944 A widespread Russian attack west of the Dnieper in the Ukraine forces the Germans into a major retreat.
1945 53 Amsterdammers executed by Nazi occupiers
1945 First London production of the musical 'Kiss Me Kate'
1946 1st helicopter licensed for commercial use (New York, NY)
1950 Marshall Voroshilov of USSR announces they developed atomic bomb
1951 International Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)
1952 Antoine Pinay forms French government
1953 US Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years
1957 Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships
1957 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1957 Ghana is admitted to United Nations
1958 William Faulkner says US schools degenerated to become babysitters
1959 Groucho, Chico and Harpo's final TV appearance together
1959 Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul. Iraq
1961 US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from South Carolina in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hours
1962 Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Syrian Arab Republic Revolution Day: Military coup in Syria. The Ba'ath Party comes to power
1965 United States of America lands a further 3,500 marines in South Vietnam
1966 An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Pillar in Dublin
1966 Australia announces it is going to substantially increase its number of troops in Vietnam.
1968 Students demonstrate in Warsaw
1969 Marriage of 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione in Palermo, Italy
1970 Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus survives an assassination attempt
1971 Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden (New York NY)in 15, retains heavyweight boxing title
1971 Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
1972 1st airship flown over Britain in 20 years (Europa)
1972 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp
1973 Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens
1973 Paul and Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis
1973 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris France
1976 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China
1977 Princess Anne announces she's expecting her 1st child (Peter)
1979 1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered (Jupiter's satellite Io)
1979 China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam
1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 US House Foreign Affairs Committee endorses nuclear weapons freeze with USSR
1983 President Reagan calls the USSR an "Evil Empire"
1983 100 die in coal mine (Armutcuk, Eregli, Zonguldak, Turkey)
1985 A failed assassination attempt on Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in a car-bombing in Beirut kills 85 people and injures 175.
1986 4 French TV crew members are abducted in west Beirut Lebanon
1986 Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km
1987 FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr in California )
1988 UN Security Council condemns South Africa's ban on anti-apartheid organisations
1990 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 1st victim, Mario Orosco
1991 Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists and 2 American soldiers it captured
1991 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1993 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
1994 B737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Dehli, at least 8 killed
1994 US Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces
1994 Train accident at Pinetown, Natal kills 47
1995 Costis Stephanopoulos becomes President of Greece
1999 The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
2004 A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.

8th March 2006

Gunmen seize 50 Iraq security men

Irish priests hit by abuse claims

Darfur protesters condemn UN plan

8th March 2007

General says Iraq talks critical

Congo arrest over missing uranium

China announces new property law

8th March 2008

Bodies found in Iraq mass grave

Serbia PM Kostunica to stand down

China court rejects death rulings

8th March 2009

Baghdad police attack 'kills 28'

Obama hints at talks with Taleban

'Civilians die' in Sri Lanka battle

8th March 2010

Strong earthquake hits eastern Turkey

Pakistan suicide bomb kills 13

First woman wins the best directing Oscar

Birthdates which occurred on 8th March :

1075 Abu 'l-Kasim Mahmud ibn Omar al-Zamachshari Arab theologist
1495 Juan de Dios Portugal/Spain, saint/founder (Brothers of Mercy)
1607 Johann Rist composer
1714 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach German composer, son of JS Bach
1743 Bendix Friedrich Zinck composer
1748 Willem V Batavus prince of Orange-Nassau
1778 Friedrich August Kanne composer
1783 Gottfied Wilhelm Fink composer
1783 Hannah Hoes Van Buren Kinderhook NY, wife of President Martin Van Buren (1837-41) (died 1819)
1787 Karl Ferdinand von Grafe help create modern plastic surgery
1799 Simon Cameron Secretary of War (Union), died in 1889
1815 Jean Delphin Alard French violinist/composer
1825 George William Martin composer
1836 Matthew Calbraith Butler Major General (Confederate Army)
1839 James Mason Crafts US chemist (Friedel-Crafts-synthesis)
1840 Franco Faccio Italian composer/conductor
1841 Oliver Wendell Holmes Massachusetts, 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32)
1843 Per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom composer
1847 Karl von Bach German engineer (Maschinenelemente)
1853 Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels Flemish composer (Parisina)
1854 Tom Felix Horan cricketer (Ireland Pioneering Australia all-rounder)
1857 Ruggiero Leoncavallo Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza)
1859 Kenneth Grahame author (The Wind, Willows)
1859 Otto Taubmann composer
1862 Joseph Lee helped develop playgrounds
1865 Frederick William Goudy US, printer/type designer
1872 Paul Juon Russian/Swiss violinist/composer
1876 Franco Alfano Italian opera composer (Il dottore Antonio)
1879 M Lichnowsky writer
1879 Otto Hahn German physicist/chemist (Nobel 44, radiothorium/actinium, co-discoverer-nuclear fission)
1883 Manuel Gomez Carillo composer
1886 Anton Portielje Dutch radio host/zoo director (Artis)
1886 Edward Kendall chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950)
1888 Stuart Chase Somersworth NH, writer/economist (Tragedy of Waste)
1889 Oscar Ewing US government official (Everybody's Business)
1890 Oswald von Nell-Breuning German theologist/philosopher
1892 Mátyás Rákosi Hungarian party leader/premier (1952-53)
1894 Wäinö V Aaltonen Finnish sculptor
1898 Louise Beavers Cincinnati OH, actress (Beulah-Beulah, Made for Each Other)
1898 Theophilus E Dönges South African minister of Internal Affairs
1899 Eric Linklater Scotland, novelist/poet/historical writer (Blue Swallows)
19-- Jason Kincaid actor (All My Children)
19-- Johnny Ventura Santo Domingo DR, Spanish singer (El Caballo Negro)
19-- Rita Walter actress (As the World Turns)
1902 Jennings Randolph (Senator)
1907 Charles Boost movie critic
1909 Anthony Donato composer
1909 Claire Trevor [Wemlinger] New York NY, actress (Murder My Sweet, Marjorie Morningstar)
1909 Hugh Murphy English multi-millionaire
1911 Alan Hovhaness Somerville MA, composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo)
1911 Elsie Agnes Giorgi physician/humanitarian
1914 Jacob B Bakema urban developer (St Louis MO)
1915 Vivien John artist
1916 R W Schnell writer
1917 A Marja [ATE Mooy], Dutch literary (Shreds on the River)
1918 Alan Hale [MacKahan] Jr Los Angeles CA, actor (Skipper Jonas Grumby-Gilligan's Island)
1919 Ivor Keys musician/teacher
1920 Eileen Herlie Glasgow Scotland, actress (Myrtle Fargate-All My Children, Hamlet)
1920 Eva Dahlbeck Saltsjo-Duvnas Sweden, actress (Dreams, Lesson in Love)
1920 James Daniel "Danny" Turner saxophonist
1921 Cyd Charisse [Tula Ellice Finklea] Amarillo TX, dancer/actress (East Side West Side, Brigadoon)
1921 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson trumpeter
1922 Carl Furillo Brooklyn Dodger (National League Batting Champion 1953)
1922 H Kipphardt writer
1923 Booth Colman Portland OR, actor (Zaius-Planet of the Apes)
1923 Juan M G "Wancho" Evertsz premier of Dutch Antilles (NVP, 1973-77)
1923 Sembene Ousmane Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)
1924 Sean McClory Dublin Ireland, actor (Jack-Californians, My Chauffeur)
1924 Victor "Toby" Neuberg teacher/writer
1925 Darwin Horacio Vargas-Wallis composer
1925 Francisco Rabal Aguilas Spain, actor (Holy Innocents, Camorra)
1925 Petrus Steenkamp Dutch politician (KVP/CDA)
1927 Jaromir Podesva composer
1927 Joseph Berg composer
1928 Frank Michael Beyer composer
1928 Judy Johnson Norfolk VA, singer (Your Show of Shows)
1931 John McPhee author (The Control of Nature)
1931 Neil Adcock cricketer (South African pace bowler, 104 wickets 1953-62)
1933 Johnny Dollar singer
1934 Christian Wolff composer
1934 Ron Taylor Sydney Australia, cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals)
1936 Gabor Szabo Hungarian jazz pianist (Perfect Circle)
1936 Sue Ane Langdon Paterson NJ, actress (Bachelor Father, Arnie)
1937 Juvenal Hayarimana president of Rwanda (1973-94)
1937 Pamela McEvoy-Johnston psychotherapist-board member (WIC)
1937 Raynoma Gordy [Mayberry], US orchestra leader (Rayber Voices)
1938 Lew DeWitt Roanoke VA, country singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
1939 George William Reed astronomy writer/cartoonist (Dark Sky Legacy)
1939 Jim Bouton Newark NJ, pitcher (New York Yankees)/author (Ball Four)
1939 Lydia Skoblikova USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)
1939 Mike Lowry (Representative-Democrat-WA, 1979- )
1939 Robert Tear Barry Wales, tenor (Welsh National Opera 1970)
1939 Yannis Vlachopoulos composer
194- Alan Sues Ross CA, comedian/actor (Laugh-In, Oh Heavenly Dog)
1940 Leslie Isben Rogge one of FBI's most wanted
1940 Susan Clark Sarnia Ontario, actress (Night Moves, Webster)
1940 Theo Laseroms [The Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
1941 Ivana Loudova composer
1941 Yvar Emilian Mikhashoff composer
1942 [Dick] Richie Allen baseball player (American League MVP 1972)
1942 Ann Packer-Brightwell England, 400 meter/800 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1964)
1943 Lynn Redgrave London England, actress (Georgie Girl) Weight-Watcher
1944 Carole Bayer Sager NY, aka Mrs Burt Bachrach, singer (Arthur)
1945 Graeme Watson cricketer (Australian opening batsman 5 Tests 1966-72)
1945 Jim Chapman (Representative-Democrat-TX, 1985- )
1945 Keith Jarrett pianist/composer
1945 Mickey Dolenz Los Angeles CA, actor (Circus Boy) singer (Monkees)
1946 Mohammad Nazir Pakistani cricket off-spinner (14 Tests 1969-83)
1946 Randy Meisner rock bassist/vocalist (Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy)
1947 Mike Allsup Modesto CA, rock guitarist (Three Dog Night)
1948 [Little] Peggy March [Margaret Battavio] Lansdale PA, vocalist (I Will Follow Him)
1948 Ralph Ellis Liverpool England, rhythm guitarist (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
1949 Charles Lismont Belgian marathon runner (Olympics-silver-1972)
1951 Philippe Henri Edmonds cricketer in Zambia, England slow left-arm
1952 Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)
1953 Jim Rice Boston Red Sox outfielder (American League MVP 1978)
1953 Kathleen Ann Shower Brookville OH, Playmate of the Year (May 1985)
1954 Cheryl Baker rock vocalist (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies, Making Your Mind Up)
1954 David Wilkie England, 200 meter backstroke swimmer (Olympics-gold-1976)
1954 Karl Schnabl 90 meter ski jumper (Olympics-gold-1976)
1954 Maria-Therese Nadig Switzerland, skier (Olympics-2 gold-1972)
1957 Cynthia Rothrock Wilmington DE, actress (Lady Dragon, Honor & Glory)
1957 Ruth Wysocki Alhambra CA, 800 meter/1500 meter runner
1958 Andreas Maurer West Germany, tennis star
1958 Gary Numan [Gary Webb] Hammersmith England, vocalist (Cars, Dominion Day)
1959 Aidan Quinn Chicago IL, actor (Legends of the Fall, Michael Collins, Benny & Joon, Reackless)
1960 Buck Williams NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks)
1961 Larry Murphy Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1962 Shaun Gayle NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
1962 William Fuller NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
1963 Gursharan Singh cricketer (Indian batsman played one Test 1989-90)
1963 Kathy Ireland model/actress (Alien From LA, Side Out)
1963 Mike Lalor Buffalo, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
1964 Cheryl "Salt" James singer (Salt-N-Pepa)
1964 Peter "Ged" Gill drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-2 Tribes)
1965 Kenny Smith NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
1966 Elliot Boult Blenheim New Zealand, Australasia golfer
1966 Holly Ann Salo Keani AK, Miss Alaska-America (1990)
1966 Laura McCabe cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1967 Brent Fedyk Yorkton, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
1967 Dale Joseph CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1968 Clare Wood Zululand South Africa, tennis star (1986 Futures-Lisbon)
1968 Rob Zettler Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1969 Andrea Parker actress (Miss Parker-The Pretender)
1970 Harry Decheiver soccer player (RKC)
1970 Jason Elam NFL kicker (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1970 Rhett Harty Pasedena CA, US soccer player (Olympics-92)
1970 Vadim Bekboulatov NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics-98)
1971 Bob Boughner Windsor, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
1971 Marc Tobert CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
1972 Craig Johnson St Paul MN, NHL left wing (Los Angeles Kings/Olympics-1994)
1972 Pat Riley NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
1972 Takuro Abe WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 Kendell Watkins NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
1973 Nanette Pearson Pleasant Grove UT, Miss America-Utah (1996)
1974 Steve Sarkisian CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1974 Toran James linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
1975 Brett Conway NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1975 Kenny Wheaton cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
1976 Freddie Prinze Jr actor (I Know What You Did Last Summer)
1977 James Van Der Beek actor (Dawson's Creek)
1977 Petr Devyatkin hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998)


Deaths which occurred on March 08:
0883 Albumasar [Ahmad Aboe M Gafar al-Balkhi], Arabic astronomer, dies
1144 Celestine II [Guido], Italian Pope (1143-44), dies in battle
1403 Bajezid I Jildirim 4th sultan of Turkey (1389-1403), dies at 42
1466 Francesco Sforza Italian condottiere/duke of Milan, dies at 64
1550 Juan de Dios Port/Sp saint (Brothers of Mercy), dies at 55
1638 Jacob C van Neck Admiral/mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 73
1640 Guillaume van Messaus composer, dies at 50
1661 Jules Mazarin Italian cardinal/premier of France, dies at 58
1702 John de Baen portrait painter/etcher, buried at 69
1702 William III Dutch King of England (1689-1702), dies at 51
1709 William Cowper/Cooper English anatomist, dies at about 62
1716 Harald Vallerius composer, dies at 69
1720 Georg Bronner composer, dies at 53
1724 Enrico Giovanni Zuccalli Swiss architect, dies at about 81
1728 Gian M Crescimbeni Italian literary/critic (Arcadia), dies at 64
1734 Carolomannus Pachschmidt composer, dies at 33
1754 Don José de Carvajal bon Lancaster Spanish minister of Foreign affairs, dies
1828 Johann Anton Sulzer composer, dies at 75
1862 Adrien de La Fage composer, dies at 56
1862 Nat Gordon last pirate, hanged in New York NY for stealing 1,000 slaves
1869 Louis Hector Berlioz French composer (Symphony Fantastic), dies at 65
1874 Millard Fillmore 13th President (1850-53), dies of at 74
1887 Pavel Annenkov Russian literature historian/critic, dies at 73
1889 Jens/John Ericsson Sweden/US, engineer (fire extinguisher), dies at 85
1901 Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg German politician, dies at 64
1901 Peter Benoit Flemish composer/conductor (High Mass), dies at 66
1917 Ferdinand von Zeppelin Dutch count/air pioneer, dies at 78
1919 Auguste Tolbecque composer, dies at 88
1920 Rafael Obligado Argentine writer (Santos Vega), dies at 69
1923 Johannes S van der Waals Dutch physicist (Nobel 1910), dies at 85
1930 William Howard Taft 27th US President (1909-13)/Chief Justice, dies at 72
1931 Clara Kathleen Rogers composer, dies at 87
1932 Jan de Louter Dutch lawyer/tutor of Queen Wilhelmina, dies at 84
1936 Peter H J "Piet" van Doorne director BOVA Red Peppers, executed at 52
1937 Albert Verwey Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion), dies at 71
1941 Jose Serrano Simeon composer, dies at 67
1941 Sherwood Anderson US writer/publisher (Winesburg OH), dies at 64
1942 José R Capablanca Cuban chess player (world champion 1927), dies at 53
1945 H J Jamin Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Buchenwald
1945 Jan Beekes resistance fighter, executed at 26
1950 Jaroslav Kocian composer, dies at 67
1951 John Winter Thompson composer, dies at 83
1951 The Honeymoon Killers (Martha Beck & Raymond Fernandez) die in electric chair
1954 Percy Twentyman-Jones cricketer (pair in only Test for South Africa), dies
1955 Clementine Princess of Belgium, wife of V Napoleon Bonaparte, dies at 82
1957 Othmar Schoeck composer, dies at 70
1958 Josephina OFF "Frieda" Herberich actress (Salontiroler), dies at 85
1959 Abdel Wahab Shawwaf Iraqi Colonel/putschist, murdered
1961 Thomas Beecham English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81
1963 John Hartley cricketer (bowl average 115 in 2 Tests for England 1906), dies
1965 Esther Howard actress (Detour), dies of heart attack at 72
1967 John F Bothwell actor (Freckles-Our Gang), dies at 46
1971 Harold Lloyd US comic/actor (Why Worry), dies of cancer at 77
1973 Gordon Leggat cricketer (9 Tests for New Zealand, 351 runs at 21 93), dies
1973 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan rocker (Grateful Dead, Grass Roots), dies at 27
1974 Christian van Geel Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56
1974 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld Dutch actor (Silk Stockings), dies at 56
1975 George Stevens US director (Swing Time, Gunga Din), dies at 70
1977 Henry Hull actor (Werewolf of London, Boys Town), dies at 86
1979 Gérard Blitz Dutch 400 meter swimmer (WR), dies at 78
1983 William T Walton English composer (Belhazzar's feast), dies at 80
1985 Edward Andrews actor (Broadside), dies of a heart attack at 70
1985 Thomas Creighton US heart patient (3 implants in 46 hours), dies at 33
1986 Hubert Fichte writer, dies at 50
1992 Red Callender US jazz bassist (Unfinished dream), dies at 76
1993 Billy Eckstine jazz singer (Fools Rush In), dies at 78 of stroke
1993 Johan Bodegraven radio host (Purses Open, Dikes Closed), dies at 78
1993 Joop Scheltens TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69
1993 Wells Root US screenwriter (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 92
1994 John Ewart Sydney Australia, dies of cancer at 55
1994 Joop C Swart publisher/founder (World Press Photo), dies at 69
1994 Knut Haukelid Norway/US resistance fighter (Rjukan 1943), dies at 82
1995 Ota Adler Czechoslovakian/British fur trader (Jewish Aid Fund), dies at 83
1995 Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan novelist, dies at 91
1996 Alison McCartney pathologist/Breast Cancer campaigner, dies at 45
1996 Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill commando, dies at 89
1996 Paul Lewis Harrhy actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park), dies at 38
1997 Alexander Salkind producer (Superman), dies at 75

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