9th March, on this day

590 Bahram Chobin is crowned as king Barham VI of Persia.
1230 Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus near the village of Klokotnitsa. Battle of Klokotnitsa
1276 Augsburg becomes an Imperial Free City.
1496 Jews are expelled from Carintha, Austria
1497 Nicolaus Copernicus 1st recorded astronomical observation,
1500 Pedro Cabral departs with 13 ships to India
1522 Marten Luther preaches his Invocavit
1542 Battle of Sezawa one of many battles fought by Takeda Shingen in his bid to take control of Shinano Province
1551 Emperor Karel appoints son Philip as heir to the throne
1562 Kissing in public banned in Naples (punishable by death)
1566 Murder of David Rizzo, secretary to Mary Queen of Scots
1617 Sweden and Russia sign Peace of Stolbowa
1640 Pierre Corneille's "Horace" premieres in Paris France
1697 Czar Peter the Great begins tour of West-Europe
1701 France, Cologne and Bavaria sign alliance
1715 Portugal ratifies the Peace of Utrecht, ending its war with Spain
1721 English Chancellor Exchequer John Aislabie confined in London Tower
1741 English fleet under Admiral Ogle begins assault on Cartagena
1745 Bells for 1st American carillon shipped from England to Boston
1765 After a public campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son had actually committed suicide.
1776 Publication of the economics book The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.
1780 Battle of Fort Charlotte ends. Its fall drove the British from the western reaches of West Florida
1781 Battle of Pensacola culmination of Spain's reconquest of Florida from Britain
1791 George Hayward, Us, surgeon, 1st to use ether
1796 Napoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine de Beauharnais
1798 Dr George Balfour becomes 1st naval surgeon in the US navy
1814 Battle of Laon victory of Blücher's Prussian army over Napoleon's French Army
1820 James Monroe's daughter Maria marries in the White House
1820 Philippines chases out foreigners; about 125 die
1822 Charles M Graham of New York patents artificial teeth
1839 Prussian government limits work week for children to 51 hours
1841 US Supreme Court rules Negroes are free (Amistad Incident)
1842 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Nabucco" premieres in Milan
1844 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Hernani" premieres in Venice
1847 Mexican-American War: United States forces under General Winfield Scott invade Mexico near Vera Cruz. Siege of Veracruz
1858 Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox
1860 1st Japanese ambassador arrives in San Francisco en route to Washington DC
1862 "Monitor" (Union) and "Merrimack" (Rebel) battle in Hampton Roads
1864 Ulysses S Grant is appointed commander of Union Army
1873 Royal Canadian Mounted Police founded
1889 Battle at Gallabat (Metema); Mahdi's beat Abyssinian emperor John IV
1889 Kansas passes 1st general antitrust law in US
1893 Congo cannibals killed 1000s of Arabs
1896 Prime Minister Francesco Crispi resigns following the Italian defeat at the Battle of Adowa.
1902 Composer Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler in Vienna
1907 1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana
1908 Inter Milan is founded
1910 The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.
1914 US Senator Albert Fall (Teapot Dome) demands "Cubanisation of Mexico"
1916 General Fransisco "Pancho" Villa leads Mexican band raid on Columbus, NM killing 17
1916 Germany declares war against Portugal
1918 Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party
1918 Ukrainian mobs massacre Jews of Seredino Buda
1924 Italy annexes Fiume
1924 South Slavia aproves Italy's annexation of Fiume (Rijeka)
1925 Pink's War, the first RAF operation conducted independently of the Army or Navy, begins.
1932 Eamon De Valera becomes President of Ireland
1932 Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria
1933 Bulgarian communists Dimitrov, Popov and Vassili arrested in Berlin
1933 Congress is called into special session by FDR, and began its "100 days"
1935 Hitler announces the creation of a new air force.
1937 First publication of George Orwell's 'The Road To Wigan Pier'
1942 Construction of the Alaska Highway began
1942 Japan complete the conquest of the Dutch island of Java in Indonesia
1942 The Secretary of War reorganises the United States Army into three major commands - Army Ground Forces, Army Air Forces, and Services of Supply, later redesignated Army Service Forces
1943 Delft opposition group-Pahud de Mortanges overthrown
1943 Greek Jews of Salonika are transported to Nazi extermination camps
1945 334 US B-29 Superfortresses attack Tokyo with 120,000 fire bomb
1945 Amid rumors of a possible American invasion, Japanese overthrow the Vichy French Decoux Government which had been operating independently as the colonial government of Vietnam: they proclaim an "independent" Empire of Viet Nam, with Emperor Bao Ðai as nominal ruler. Premier Tran Trong Kim forms the first Vietnamese government.
1946 33 football fans are killed when a wall collapses at the Bolton Wanderers ground
1948 Provisionary Indonesian government installed in Batavia
1950 Timothy Evans is hanged for the murder of his wife at 10 Rillington Place in London. Three years later John Christie admits to killing her and several other women
1952 World's first legal sex change operation takes place in Copenhagen
1953 Josef Stalin buried in Moscow
1954 1st local colour TV commercial WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) New York NY (Castro Decorators)
1954 CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy," produced by Edward R. Murrow.
1956 Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus arrested and exiled to Seychelles
1956 Weather forecasting phone line set up in London, England
1957 8.1 earthquake shakes Andreanof Islands, Alaska
1959 1st known radar contact is made with Venus
1959 Barbie, the popular girls' doll, debuted, over 800 million sold
1961 1st animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9
1961 Mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72
1961 Sputnik 9 returns safely with dog named Chernushkainto
1962 Egyptian President Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians
1962 US advisors in South-Vietnam join the fight
1963 Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe and Chris Montez
1964 1st Ford Mustang produced
1964 Supreme Court issues New York Times vs Sullivan decision, public officials must prove malice to claim libel and recover damages
1967 Svetlana Allilueva, Stalin's daughter, defected to the West
1969 Lt. General Moneim Riad, chief of state of Egypts armed forces, is killed during Israeli - Egyptian gun battle across Suez Canal
1974 Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
1975 Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
1976 1st female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy
1976 42 skiers are killed when a cable car plunges to ground in north Italy
1977 The 1977 Hanafi Muslim Siege: A dozen armed Hanafi Muslims take over 3 buildings in Washington, DC, killing 1 person and taking more than 130 hostages. The hostage situation ends 2 days later.
1979 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1980 Flemish/Walloon battles in Belgium, 40 injured
1983 Zimbabwe opposition leader Joshua Nkomo flees to Botswana
1984 Emile Gumbs' Anguilla National Alliance wins elections
1985 Laura Johnson (Falcon Crest) & Harry Hamlin (LA Law) wed
1986 NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts
1986 Soviet probe Vega 2 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,030 km
1987 Iran accuses Iraq of using chemical bombs in Gulf war
1987 Chrysler Corp offered to buy American Motors Corp for $1 billion
1988 President Reagan presides at unveiling of Knute Rockne stamp
1989 Eastern Airlines files for bankruptcy
1989 Soviet Union officially submits to jurisdiction of the World Court
1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1990 Dr Antonia Novello sworn-in as 1st hispanic/female US surgeon general
1990 East and West German officials begins talks on reunification
1991 Massive demonstrations are held against Slobodan Miloševic in Belgrade. Two people are killed and tanks are in the streets.
1993 Rodney King in court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs
1994 IRA launch 1st of 3 mortar attacks on London's Heathrow Airport
1995 President Konstantine Karamanlis (88) of Greece, resigns
2006 Liquid water is discovered on Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn.

9th March 2006

Ex-teacher seizes French students

Iraq hangs 13 for insurgency role

French tennis drug father jailed

9th March 2007

EU agrees renewable energy target

US-Brazil deal to boost bio-fuels

Greek Cypriots dismantle barrier

9th March 2008

Huge space truck races into orbit

Gang 'plotted attack on Olympics'

'Ned Kelly's burial site' found

9th March 2009

Obama ends stem cell funding ban

Chinese ships 'harass' US vessel

Swiss blackmail 'gigolo' jailed

9th March 2010

Indonesia militants die in raids

NI passes key devolution move

Brazil slaps trade sanctions on US

Birthdates which occurred on 9th March :

1454 Amerigo Vespucci explorer, This could be Vespucciland
1564 David Fabricius Essen Germany, astronomer (discovered variable star)
1568 Aloysius "Luigi" van Gonzaga Italian prince/Jesuit/saint
1697 Friederike C Neuber German actress/author (Allerkostbarste Schatz)
1735 August Bernhard Valentin Herbing composer
1737 Josef Myslivecek composer
1753 Jean-Baptiste Kléber French General/architect (Mainz, Fleurus)
1758 Franz Joseph Gall German/French physician (frenology)
1777 Alexander Orlowski Polish painter/cartoonist/graphic artist
1791 George Hayward US, surgeon, 1st to use ether
1810 Jean-Georges Kastner composer
1812 Jakob Eduard Schmolzer composer
1814 Taras Shevchenko Ukraine, national poet/painter/professor of Kiev
1824 Leland Stanford (Governor/Senator)/found Stanford University
1826 Jean Joseph Bott German violinist/composer
1839 Felix Huston Robertson Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1928
1839 Modest P Mussorgsky Russian composer (Boris Godunov)
1848 Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick composer
1850 Alexandre Luigini composer
1859 Richard Engländer [Peter Altenberg], Austria, author (Lebensabend)
1865 Margaret Murray Washington wife of Booker T/head (NACW 1896..1918)
1874 Johann Richard Ohlsson composer
1875 Martin Fallas Shaw composer
1877 Emil Abderhalden Swiss physiologist/bio-chemist
1881 Enver Pasja Turkish General/politician
1881 Ernest Bevin British minister of Labour/Foreign affairs
1883 Umberto Saba writer
1885 Ringgold "Ring" Lardner baseball player
1887 Phil Mead cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI)
1890 Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov Soviet foreign minister (UN)
1892 David Garnett England, novelist/editor (Lady into Fox)
1892 Frank Puglia Sicily Italy, actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book)
1892 Joseph Weinheber Austria poet/writer (Adel und Untergang)
1892 Vita Sackville-West England, novelist/poet (The Land)
1893 Edgar Scauflaire Belgian muralist/decorator
1893 Hans Munch composer
19-- Bradley Lockerman Milford CT, actor (Shep-General Hospital)
19-- Finn Carter actress (As the World Turns)
19-- George Jenesky Los Angeles CA, actor (Nick-Days of Our Life)
19-- Gregory Hex rocker (Kik Tracee-Field Trip)
19-- Iris Chacón Puerto Rico, Spanish personality (Iris Chacon Show)
19-- Lauren Koslow Boston MA, actress (Margo-Bold & Beautiful)
19-- Walter Mercado Ponce PR, astrologer (Walter Mercado Show)
1900 Aimone duke of Spoleta/Aosta Italian king of Croatia (1941-43)
1902 Edward Durell Stone US, architect (US Embassy, New Delhi)
1902 Will Greer Frankfort IN, actor (Grandpa Walton-The Waltons)
1905 Félix Labisse French painter (libidoscaphes)
1905 Grigori Kozintsev Kiev Ukraine, director (Hamlet, King Lear)
1905 Peter C Quennell English biographer/critic (Byron in Italy)
1905 Rex Warner English poet/writer (Wild Goose Chase)
1907 Henry Leland Clarke composer
1908 Luiz Cosme composer
1910 Ed[uard] Hoornik Dutch writer/poet (Survivor)
1910 Samuel Barber West Chester PA, composer (School for Scandal)
1911 Ramon Campbell Batista composer
1912 Alan David Melville polymath
1913 Ger[ar]da Brautigam journalist/Dutch 2nd Chamber (PvdA)
1914 Fred Clark Lincoln CA, actor (Burns & Allen, Auntie Mame, Hazard)
1915 Pete Gray one-armed outfielder (St Louis Browns)
1917 Dante B Fascell (Representative-Democrat-FL, 1955- )
1918 Marguerite Chapman Chatham NY, actress (Spy Smasher, Flight to Mars)
1918 Mickey [Frank Morrison] Spillane Brooklyn NY, mystery writer (I the Jury)
1920 Carl Betz Pittsburgh PA, actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show)
1922 Herbert P Douglas Jr Pittsburgh PA, long jumper (Olympics-bronze-1948)
1923 André Courréges France, fashion designer (introduced the miniskirt)
1923 James Buckley (Senator-Republican-NY)
1924 Konstantin Iliev composer
1926 Celso Garrido Lecca composer
1926 Gerrit A Kooy Dutch sociologist (Apartheid & work in South Africa)
1926 Irene Papas Corinth Greece, actress (Moses The Lawgiver)
1927 Hans Ludwig Schilling composer
1927 Jack Jensen baseball player (American League MVP 1958)
1927 John Beckwith composer
1929 Hugh Desmond Hoyte president (Guyana, 1985-92)
1929 Marie Cardinal writer
1930 Harrie J B Aarts Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
1930 Thomas Schippers Kalamazoo MI, conductor (Amahl & Night Visitors)
1931 Taina Elg Helsinki Finland, actress (Hercules in New York, Les Girls)
1932 Heere Heeresma Dutch writer (Han de Wit goes in development aid)
1933 Lloyd Price Kenner LA, singer (Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Misty, Just Because, Come to Me)
1933 William Francis McBeth composer
1934 Joyce Van Patten Queens NY, actress (Good Guys, Don Rickles Show)
1934 Yuri Gagarin Russia, cosmonaut, 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1)
1935 Joe Gallison Houston TX, actor (PT-109, Neil-Days of our Lives)
1935 Keely Smith Norfolk VA, singer (Mrs Louis Prima)
1935 Sister Bernard Ncube South African nun
1936 [Aino] Elina Salo Sipoo Finland, actress (Hamlet Goes Business)
1936 Glenda Jackson Birkenhead Cheshire England, actress (Hopscotch, Touch of Class)
1936 Marty Ingels Brooklyn NY, comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster)
1936 Mickey Gilley Ferriday LA, country singer (Urban Cowboy)
1937 Grahame Chevalier cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1970, 0 & 0, 5-100)
1938 Charles Siebert Kenosha WI, actor (One Day at A Time, Trapper John)
1940 Raul Julia San Juan Puerto Rico, actor (Addams Family, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Eyes of Laura Mars)
1941 Ger van Each sculptor
1941 Jim Colbert Elizabeth NJ, PGA golfer (1969 Monsanto Open)
1942 Bert Campaneris shortstop (Oakland A's)
1942 John Cale Welsh/US bassist/violinist/singer (Velvet Underground)
1942 Mark Lindsay Eugene OR, rocker (Paul Revere & the Raiders)
1943 Bobby Fischer US, world chess champion (1972-75)
1943 Trish Van Devere [Patricia Dressel] Englewood Cliffs NJ, actress (Changeling, Movie Movie, Hearse)
1944 Geoff Arnold cricketer (England medium-pacer in 34 Tests 1967-75)
1944 Lee Irvine cricketer (South African batsman, only Tests in 1970)
1944 Trevor Burton rocker (Move)
1945 Laura Lee [Rundless] singer (Dirty Man, Women's Love Rights)
1945 Ray Royer rocker (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
1945 Robin Trower London England, rocker (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
1946 Gherman Semyonovich Arzamazov Russian cosmonaut (backup TM-6)
1948 Jamie Lyn Bauer Phoenix AZ, actress (Young & Restless, Centerfold Girls)
1948 Jeffrey Osborne Providence RI, rock vocalist (On the Wings of Love)
1948 Jimmy Fadden Long Beach CA, singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1949 Kalevi Aho composer
1950 Danny Sullivan Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
1952 Iuliana Semenova USSR, basketball (Olympics-gold-1976)
1952 William Kirby Cullen Santa Ana CA, actor (How the West Was Won)
1953 Henriëtte J Toll actress (Soldier of Orange)
1954 Charmain Elaine Sylvers rocker
1954 Keven Wade Chappaqua NY, screen writer (Working Girls)
1955 Fernando Bujones Miami FL, ballet dancer
1955 Ornella Muti Rome Italy, actress (Flash Gordon, Most Beautiful Wife)
1955 Teo Fabi formula-1 Indy-car racer (rookie of year-1983)
1957 Faith Daniels news anchor (CBS-TV)
1957 Jeff Senior Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer
1957 Jon Engen Oslo Norway, US biathlete (Olympics-1994)
1958 Martin Fry rock vocalist (ABC-All of My Heart)
1959 Barbie doll (Mattel)
1959 Kato [Brian] Kaelin actor (Beach Fever)/OJ houseguest/witness
1959 Lonny Price New York NY, actor (Muppets Take Manhattan)
1960 Linda Fiorentino Philadelphia PA, actress (Jade, Last Seduction, Moderns)
1960 Mike Leach Minneapolis MN, tennis star
1962 Brian Green Columbus IN, actor (Brian Bodine-All My Children, Sam Fowler-Another World)
1963 Kent Ferguson Cedar Rapids IA, diver (Olympics-92, 96)
1963 Terry Mulholland Uniontown PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
1964 Phil Housley St Paul MN, NHL defenseman (New Jersey Devils, Team USA Olympics-98)
1965 Benito Santiago Ponce PR, catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
1965 Brian Bosworth NFL quarterback (Seattle)
1965 Juliette Binoche Paris France, actress (English Patient, Unbearable Lightness of Being)
1966 Louis Oliver NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
1967 Curt Schreiner Albany NY, biathlete (Olympics-1994)
1967 Eric Flaim Pembroke MA, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
1967 Michael Kiselak CFL corner (Toronto Argonauts)
1969 Bryce Burnett NFL/WLAF tight end (Broncos, Barcelona Dragons)
1969 George Nimako CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)
1969 Mahmoud Abdul Rauf NBA guard (Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets)
1970 Melissa Rathburn-Nealy US soldier (Iraqi POW)
1971 Bev Oden Millington TN, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)
1971 Emmanuel Lewis Brooklyn NY, actor (Webster)
1971 Jiro Nihei hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
1971 Lou Benfatti NFL defensive tackle (New York Jets)
1971 Sean Holcomb NFL linebacker (New England Patriots)
1972 Marcia M Griffith Washington DC, Miss Maryland-America (1995)
1972 Sara Nicole Williams Miss Washington-USA (1997)
1973 David Prinosil Olmutz Czechoslovakia, tennis star (1995 ATP Newport)
1973 Josh LaRocca WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
1973 Troy Bailey WLAF defensive end (Scotland Claymores)
1974 Mark Harrity cricketer (promising South Australia left-arm fast bowler)
1975 Adonal Foyle NBA center (San Francisco Warriors)
1975 Roy Makaay Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
1977 Radek Dvorak Tabor Czechoslovakia, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)


Deaths which occurred on March 9th:
1566 David Riccio Italian singer/secretary of Mary Stuart, murdered
1620 Aegidius Albertinus German writer (Lucifer's Kingdom), dies at 59
1661 Jules Cardinal Mazarin chief minister of France, dies
1688 Claude Mellan French engraver/cartoonist/painter, dies at 89
1693 Antonio Caraffa Italian General (Eperieser Bloedgericht), dies at 46?
1706 Johann Pachelbel German organist/composer, dies at 52
1747 Jacob Campo Weyerman South Netherlands adventurer/painter/writer, dies at 69
1800 Dominique Della-Maria composer, dies at 30
1819 Janos Fusz composer, dies at 41
1824 Jacobus J Cramer priest of Holland/Zealand/Friesland, dies at 79
1827 Franz Xaver Gerl composer, dies at 62
1831 Friedrich M Klinger German (stage)author (Plimplamplasko), dies at 79
1870 Theodore Labarre composer, dies at 65
1877 Mark Prager Lindo English/Dutch author (Netherlands Spectator), dies at 58
1895 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch Austrian writer (Masochism), dies at 59
1913 Eberhard Nestle German biblical scholar, dies at 61
1916 Ken Hutchings cricketer (exciting England batsman, WWI), dies
1918 [Benjamin] Franc[lin] Wedekind German writer/press secretary, dies at 53
1931 Ida B Wells-Barnett famous black, dies in Chicago at 78
1938 Sydney Baynes composer, dies at 59
1941 Carlos Pedrell composer, dies at 62
1943 Oskar Hêks Czechoslovakian marathon runner/antifascist, dies in Auschwitz
1947 Stanley Jackson cricketer (20 Tests for England 1893-1905), dies
1955 Matthew A Henson met Peary on 6/4/1909 at North Pole, dies at 88
1962 Dr Howard Engstrom Boston MA, a designer of Univac computer dies at 59
1962 Howard Engstrom Boston MA, a designer of Univac computer, dies at 59
1964 Johanna W "Mina" Bakker Dutch actress (Boefje), dies at 87
1964 Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck Prussian General/politician, dies at 93
1965 Anthon van der Horst Dutch organist/composer, dies at 65
1965 Kazys Boruta writer, dies
1969 Riad chief of staff (Egyptian army), dies
1969 Richard Crane actor (Surfside 6), dies at 50
1971 Jean-Pierre Guezek composer, dies at 36
1974 Earl W Sutherland Jr US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971), dies at 58
1975 Joseph Dunninger New York NY, mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), dies at 82
1975 Shirley Ross actress (Night Vision, Mindkiller), dies at 62
1979 Barbara Mullen actress (Talk of a Million), dies at 64
1980 Olga Chekova actress (Moulin Rouge, Pawns of Possession), dies at 82
1981 Max Delbrück German/US biologist (Nobel 1969), dies at 74
1982 Alan Badel actor (Shogun), dies of a heart attack at 58
1982 Rex Marshall TV announcer (Circuit Rider, Herman Hickman Show), dies
1982 Richard A Butler England, minister of Finance, dies at 79
1983 Faye Emerson actress (I've Got a Secret), dies of cancer at 65
1985 Edward Andrews actor (Broadside, Harry-Supertrain), dies at 70
1986 Ned Calmer TV host (In the First Person), dies at 78
1988 Kurt Georg Kiesinger West German chancellor (1966-69), dies at 83
1989 Robert Mapplethorpe US photographer, dies at 42
1992 Felipe Turich actor (Lawless), dies
1992 Jack McEdward assistant director (Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell), dies at 94
1992 James Brooks US mural painter (Flight, La Guardia NY), dies at 85
1992 Menachim Begin Israeli prime minister (1977-1983, Nobel 1979), dies at 79
1993 Ad van Gessel Dutch actor (Everything For Our Soldiers), dies
1993 Bob Crosby swing-era bandleader (Bobcats), dies of cancer at 79
1994 Charles Bukowski author/poet, dies of leukemia at 73
1994 Fernando Rey Spanish actor (French Connection), dies of cancer at 76
1994 John Harrison South African correspondent (BBC), dies at 48
1994 Lawrence E Spivak journalist (Meet the Press), dies at 93
1994 Louis Freeman band leader, dies at 100
1994 Maurice "Moe" Purtill jazz drummer, dies at 77
1995 Ian Ballantine publisher, dies of heart attack at 79
1995 Ruud van den Hende Dutch sports reporter, dies at 63
1996 Alan Hugh Iliffe psychologist, dies at 77
1996 Elman Ali Ahmed peace campaigner, dies at 42
1996 Peter Mansfield writer, dies at 67
1997 Notorius B I G [Biggie Small Chris Walkin], rapper, shot dead at 24
1997 Terry Nation writer (Dr Who, Blake 7) at 66

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