18th May, on this day

526 St John I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1096 Crusaders massacre Jews of Worm
1152 Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, marries Henry Plantagenet (later Henry II of England). She had been divorced two months earlier from King Louis VII of France
1268 The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Battle of Antioch.
1291 Sultan of Egypt and his son take last Christian stronghold of Acre
1302 Trades people assault on French garrison (Brugse, Metten)
1385 Peace of Doornik: Gent and Louis van Thoughts
1498 Vasco da Gama reaches the port of Calicut, India
1593 Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.
1596 Willem Barents leaves Amsterdam for Novaya Zemlya
1619 Hugo the Great sentenced to life in prison
1631 English colony Massachusetts Bay grants puritarian voting right
1642 Montréal, Canada founded
1652 Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal
1703 Dutch and English troops occupy Cologne
1756 England declares war on France
1765 Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.
1783 First United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States.
1794 2nd battle of Bouvines (France-Austria)
1803 Britain declares war on France after General Napoleon Bonaparte continues interfering in Italy and Switzerland
1804 Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of France. The official crowning ceremony takes place on December 2nd, 1804
1811 Las Piedras Battle: first great military triumph of the revolution of the Río de la Plata in Uruguay leaded by Jose Artigas.
1828 Battle of Las Piedras, ends conflict between Uruguay and Brazil
1830 Briton Edwin Budding signs an agreement for his invention, the lawn mower, to go into mass production. His first customer is Regent's Park Zoo in London
1846 US troops attack Rio Grande occupying Matamoros
1848 Opening of the first German National Assembly (Nationalversammlung) in Frankfurt, Germany.
1852 Massachusetts rules all school-age children must attend school
1860 Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president
1861 Battle of Sewall's Point, VA-1st Federal offense against South
1863 Siege of Vicksburg, MS
1864 Battle of Yellow Bayou, LA (Bayou de Glaize, Old Oaks)
1866 French Government of De Putte resigns
1869 Surrender and dissolution of the Ezo Republic to Japan
1869 The Public Credit Act is signed by Ulysses S. Grant, one of his first actions as President of the United States.
1876 Wyatt Earp starts work in Dodge City, Kansas.
1878 Colombia grants a French company a nine year concession to build the Panama Canal
1882 The offical opening of the present Eddystone Lighthouse, on the British coast, the fourth lighthouse built on the site
1889 Jules Massenets opera "Esclarmonde" premieres in Paris France
1896 US Supreme court affirms "separate but equal" policy (Plessy v Ferguson)
1896 Khodynka Tragedy: a mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II resulted in the deaths of 1,389 people.
1897 Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published.
1899 World Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference
1900 Britain proclaims protectorate over kingdom of Tonga
1904 American Ion Perdicaris kidnapped in Morocco
1910 Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic
1911 President/dictator José Porfirio Diaz of México term ends
1916 US pilot Kiffin Rockwell shoots down German aircraft
1917 The Selective Service Act of 1917 is passed, giving the President the power of conscription.
1918 TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale PA kills 200
1926 Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished in Venice CA; She showed up a month later and said she had been kidnapped
1927 Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood, CA
1927 The Bath School Disaster: Forty-five people are killed by bombs planted by a disgruntled school-board member in Michigan.
1933 Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) Act signed by FDR, to build dams
1934 Academy Award 1st called Oscar in print (Sidney Skolsky)
1934 Congress approves "Lindbergh Act", makes kidnapping a capital offense
1934 TWA begins commercial service
1940 German troops conquer Brussels
1941 An Egyptian steamer sinks
1941 Italian army under General Aosta surrenders to Britain in Ethiopia
1941 Jewish veterans honor their dead
1943 Allied bombers attack Pantelleria in the Mediterranean Sea
1944 Expulsion of more than 200,000 Tartars from Crimea by Soviet Union begins, they are accused of collaborating with the Germans
1944 Allied troops led by the Polish Army, finally win the Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy
1944 SS troops burn down six villages in the Brkini hills in south western Slovenia.
1948 Arab Legion captures fort on Mount Scopus
1948 Saudi Arabia joins invasion of Israel
1951 UN moves HQ to NYC
1951 US General Collins predicts use of atom bomb in Korea
1952 Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC
1953 1st woman to break the sound barrier (Jacqueline Cochrane, USA)
1954 European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect
1956 Hungarian party leader Matyas Rákosi enforces his own policy
1958 An F-104 Starfighter sets a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph (2,259.82 km/h)
1959 Launching of the National Liberation Committee of Côte d'Ivoire in Conakry, Guinea.
1961 The first London stage production of The Sound Of Music
1964 David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on the BBC
1965 Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names including Kirk for Star Trek Captain
1967 Tennessee Governor Ellington repeals "Monkey Law", upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial
1969 United States of America launches Apollo 10 - its mission is a rehearsal for the Moon landing flight later in the year
1971 Bulgarian constitution goes into effect
1971 President Nixon rejects the 60 demands of Congressional Black Caucus
1971 Vampire rapist Wayne Bodens last victim found
1973 Russian party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany
1974 "The Streak" by Ray Stevens hits number 1
1974 India officially becomes a nuclear power after successfully exploding its first nuclear bomb in the Rajasthan Desert
1974 Completion of the Warsaw radio mast, the tallest construction ever built at the time. It later collapses on August 8, 1991.
1977 A nightclub fire in Cincinnati killed 164
1977 Menachem Begin becomes Israel's Prime Minister
1977 The Soviet Union, the United States of America and 29 other countries sign a United Nations pact agreeing to ban the artificial use of the weather as a weapon of war pledging they would never attack each other by starting man-made storms; earthquakes or tidal waves
1978 Italy legalizes abortion
1978 Russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work
1980 Belgium 3rd Government of Martens forms
1980 China People's Republic launch 1st intercontinental rocket
1980 Fernando Belaunde Terry elected President of Peru
1980 Mount St Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die
1980 Gwangju Massacre: Students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations, calling for democratic reforms.
1982 Unification Church founder Reverend Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax evasion
1983 Senate revises immigration laws, gives millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program
1986 Chung Kwung Ying does 2,750 "atomic" hand-stand push-ups
1986 David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yd pool
1986 South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia
1990 East and West Germany sign a monetary union treaty
1990 Judy Carne arrested at JFK airport on an 11 year old drug warrant
1990 In France, a modified TGV train achieves a new rail world speed record - 515.3km/h
1991 Chemist Helen Sharman, at the age of 27, becomes the first Briton in space
1991 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1991 USSR launches 2 cosmonauts to MIR space station
1991 Northern Somalia declares independence from the rest of Somalia as the Republic of Somaliland but is unrecognised by the international community.
1992 The Archivist of the United States officially announces the 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
1993 Danish people vote in favor of ratifying the Maastricht Treaty
1993 Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola
1994 Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip
1998 In Britain, High Society burglar Peter Scott is jailed for 3 years after being involved in a plot to sell a stolen Picasso painting worth £750,000
1998 United States v. Microsoft: The United States Department of Justice and 20 U.S. states file an antitrust case against Microsoft.
2006 The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.

18th May 2006

Afghanistan sees violence upsurge

Vote to curb Nepal king's powers

Airbus A380 jet lands at Heathrow

18th May 2007

EU-Russian talks end in acrimony

Bomb hits historic India mosque

Olympic boycott calls 'will fail'

18th May 2008

China declares national mourning

Deadly clashes in Johannesburg

Burma aid situation 'improving'

18th May 2009

Sri Lanka's rebel leader 'killed'

PNG riots hit Chinese businesses

Electricity to power 'smart grid'

18th May 2010

Kabul suicide car bomber kills 18

Pakistan blast 'kills 12'

Hedge fund curbs backed by EU finance ministers

Birthdates which occurred on 18th May :

1692 Joseph Butler Wantage Berkshire, theologian
1711 Ruggiero G Boscovich [Rudzer J Boskovic], Italian astronomer
1744 Joseph Beer Bohemia clarinetist/composer (5th clarinet flap)
1759 Charles Duquesnoy composer
1788 Hugh Clapperton Annan Scotland, African explorer
1797 Frederik Augustus II King of Saxon (1836-54)
1798 Ethan Allen Hitchcock Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1870
1815 Thomas Stanhope Bocock representative (Confederacy), died in 1891
1817 James William Denver Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1819 Julius Hopp composer
1830 Karl Goldmark Keszthely Hungary, composer (Sakuhtala)
1836 Isidor Vorobchievici composer
1836 Wilhelm Steinitz Austria, world chess champion (1866-94)
1850 Oliver Heaviside physicist predicted existence of ionosphere
1854 Bernard Zweers Dutch composer (To My Fatherland)
1862 Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing German para-psychologist
1864 Jan P Veth Bayern, Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer/art historian
1865 William Heinemann England, publisher (Chemical Instrumental)
1868 Nicholas II Aleksandrovitsj last tsar of Russia (1894-1917)
1869 Ruprecht crown prince of Bavaria/general-fieldmarshall
1871 Franiska zu Reventlow writer
1872 Bertrand Russell England, mathematician/philosopher (Nobel 1950)
1875 Guido Alberto Fano composer
1881 Georgi Atanasov composer
1882 Eduardo Fabini composer
1883 Walter Gropius Berlin Germany, architect (founded Bauhaus school of design)
1885 Eurico Gaspar Dutra President of Brazil (1945-50)
1886 Ole Windingstad composer
1887 Ernst Wiechert writer
1889 G Gunnarson writer
1891 Rudolf Carnap philosopher (German Logical Positivist)
1892 Ezio Pinza Rome Italy, bass (New York Metropolitan-South Pacific)
1896 Walter Fitzgerald Keyhan Devonport England
1897 Frank Capra Palermo Sicily Italy, movie director (It's a Wonderful Life, Arsenic & Old Lace)
1897 Jack Raine London England, actor (Quartet)
1898 Juan J Domenchina Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)
19-- Gail Strickland Birmingham AL, actress (Alice West-Insiders)
19-- Steven David Delong rocker (Sweet F.A.-Stick To Your Guns)
1900 Sarah Miriam Peale US, portrait painter (General Lafayette-1825)
1901 Harry Robert Wilson composer
1901 Henri-Pierre Sauguet Bordeaux France, composer (La Chotte)
1901 Vincent du Vigneaud US biochemist
1902 [Robert] Meredith Willson Mason City IA, composer (Music Man)
1903 George E Stone Lodz Poland, actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile)
1904 Jacob K Javits (Senator-R-NY)
1905 Eric Zeisl composer
1905 Hedley Verity cricketer (terrific slow lefty for England pre-WWII)
1907 Clifford Curzon London England, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal)
1907 Robley D Evans nuclear physicist
1909 Fred Perry Stockport England, tennis star/commentator (Wimbledon 1934-36)
1910 Arthur van Schendel Dutch art historian
1911 Big Joe Turner Kansas City MO, blues singer (Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle & Roll)
1911 Lord Hartwell
1911 Sigrid Gurie Brooklyn NY, actor (Algiers, Sofia, Refugee)
1912 Georg von Opel German auto manufacturer
1912 Perry [Pierino] Como Canonsburg PA, singer/TV host (Perry Como Show)
1912 Richard Brooks Philadelphia PA, director (Blackboard Jungle, In Cold Blood)
1914 Anthony Fell British MP
1914 Boris Christoff Bulgaria/Italian bass (Boris Godunov)
1914 Pierre A Balmain France, fashion designer (1940's "New Look")
1915 Leon Shenandoah native American leader
1917 Charles Wintour journalist
1917 James Donald Aberdeen Scotland, actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings)
1918 Pope John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla] 264th Roman Catholic pope (1978- )
1919 Dame Margot Fonteyn Surrey England, ballerina (Giselle/partner of Nureyev)
1921 Anthony Epstein FRS/pathologist
1922 Bill Macy Revere MA, actor (Walter-Maude, Oh! Calcutta)
1922 GMcC Kitson British principal (Central School of Speech/Drama)
1923 Liam Sullivan Jacksonville IL, actor (Mapoy-Monroes)
1924 Jack Whitaker Philadelphia PA, sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
1924 Priscilla Pointer New York NY, actress (Rebecca-Dallas, Call to Glory)
1927 Richard Body MP
1928 G R Hall nuclear scientist
1928 P G Hammersley British Rear-Admiral
1928 Pernell Roberts Waycross GA, actor (Adam Cartwright-Bonanza, Trapper John MD)
1929 Johan N Block aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia/Air Holland)
1929 Lord St John of Fawsley
1929 Roger Matton composer
1930 Barbara Goldsmith New Rochelle, author (Little Gloria Happy At Last)
1930 Don Leslie Lind Midvale UT, astronaut (STS 51-B)
1930 Fred[erick Thomas] Saberhagen US, sci-fi author (Book of Swords)
1930 Geoffrey Littler CEO (County NatWest Group)
1930 Warren B Rudman (Senator-R-NH, 1980- )
1931 Robert Morse Newton MA, actor (That's Life, Jack Frost)
1932 John Clement chairman (Unigate Group)
1934 Dwayne Hickman Los Angeles CA, actor (Dobie Gillis, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini)
1937 Brooks Robinson Baltimore Oriole 3rd baseman (1955-77)
1937 Ildikó Sagi-Retjö Hung, foils (Olympics-2 gold/3 silver/2 bronze-1960-76)
1937 Jacques Santer President (European Commission)
1939 Glen Hardin Texas, rocker (Crickets)
1939 Patrick Cormack MP
1940 A Marshall Stoneham FRS, physicist
1940 Pat Trimborn cricket pace bowler (South African in 4 Tests 1966-70)
1941 Diane McBain Cleveland OH, actress (Surfside Six, Spinout, Donner Pass)
1941 M S Longair astronomer
1942 Albert Hammond rocker
1942 Keith Hellawell Chief Constable (West Yorkshire)
1942 Marquess of Reading
1942 N P (Nobby) Stiles footballer
1942 Rodney Dillard rocker (Glittergrass)
1944 Peter Ryan British national director (Police Training)
1945 Bhagwat Chandrasekhar cricketer (brilliant Indian leggie 1964-79)
1945 John Richard Patterson businessman
1945 Maarten van Traa Dutch MP (PvdA)
1946 George Alexander rocker
1946 Reggie Jackson "Mr October" baseball rightfielder (Yankees, A's)
1947 Candice Azzara Brooklyn NY, actress (Fatso)
1947 John Bruton Prime Minister (Republic of Ireland)
1948 Felix MH Troch Flemish actor/director (Gekkenbriefje)
1948 Joe Bonsall Philadelphia PA, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
1949 Bill Wallace rocker (Guess Who)
1949 Rick Wakeman rock keyboardist (Yes-Fish Out of Water)
1949 Stuart Gannes Detroit MI, writer (Fortune)
1950 Rodney Milburn Jr USA, hurdler (Olympics-gold-1972)
1950 Thomas Gottschalk Bamberg Germany, (Telespiele)
1951 Angela Voigt German Democratic Republic, long jumper (Olympics-gold-76)
1951 Denny Dillon comedian (Saturday Night Live, Dream On)
1951 James Stephens Mount Kisko NY, actor (Paper Chase, Devil's Island)
1951 Rodger Davis Sydney New South Wales, Australasia golfer
1952 Diane E[lizabeth] Duane US, sci-fi author (Door into Fire)
1952 George Strait Pearsall TX, country singer (All My Ex's Live in Texas, Beyond the Blue Neon)
1952 Martin R Hoke (Representative-R-OH)
1953 [Feliciano] Butch Tavares rocker (Tavares)
1953 Helen Chadwick artist
1954 Martyn Wiley writer/broadcaster
1954 Wreckless Eric rocker (Waxworks, Be Stiff)
1955 Yun Fat Chow Nam Nga Island Hong Kong, actor (Better Tomorrow)
1956 Joe [Naomichi] Ozaki Tekushima Japan, golfer (1995 Phoenix Open-8th)
1957 Michael Cretu rocker (Enigma)
1958 Ray Donaldson NFL center (Dallas Cowboys)
1958 Toyah Wilcox Birmingham England, rocker (I Want to Be Free)
1959 Graham Dilley cricketer (England wicket-taker of 80's)
1960 Jari Kurri Helsinki Finland, NHL left wing (New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche)
1960 Tom Jackson Oakville Ontario, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 CPGA Winter)
1960 Yannick Noah France, tennis player (French 1983)
1962 Mike Whitmarsh San Diego CA, beach volleyballer (Olympics-silver-96)
1963 Marty McSorley Hamilton, NHL defenseman (Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers)
1964 Will Wolford NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers)
1965 Erik Hanson Kinnelon NJ, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1965 Rufus Porter NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1966 Mike Inez US rock bassist (Alice in Chains-Facelift)
1967 Jaime Gomez Arlington TX, Nike golfer (1992 Boise Open)
1967 Karl Dunbar NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
1968 Ernie Logan NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets)
1969 Jean-Chris Filippin hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
1969 Martika [Marta Marrero] Whittier CA, singer (Toy Soldiers)
1970 Clemens Zwijnenberg soccer player (FC Twente)
1970 Vicky Sunohara ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics-98)
1971 Ben Coleman guard/offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1971 Clifton Sunada Honolulu HI, extra-lightweight judoka (Olympics-96)
1971 Craig Hentrich NFL punter (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1971 Daniel Gowing Germany, New Zealand judoka (Olympics-96)
1971 Karen Bye ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics-98)
1971 Lael Perlstrom Laguna Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25-1995)
1971 Rich Garces Maracay Aragua Venezuela, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1972 Turner Stevenson Prince George, NHL right wing (Montréal Canadiens)
1973 Darren Van Impe Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1973 David Bailey WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1973 Donyell Marshall NBA forward (Golden State Warriors)
1973 Markus Brunner hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
1973 Tory James NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1973 Walter Scott NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1976 Ron Mercer NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
1978 Jennifer Streblow Oshkosh WI, Miss America-Wisconsin (1997)
1979 Kaci Thompson Miss Nevada Teen USA (1997)


Deaths which occurred on May 18th:
0323 Alexander III the Great king of Macedonia/conqueror, dies at 32
0526 John I Pope (523-26), dies
1160 Erik IX Helgi [The Saint] King of Sweden, dies
1410 Ruprecht Roman catholics German king, dies
1587 Felix van Cantalice Italian saint, dies
1625 Francisco Gómez de Sandoval y Rojas Spanish marquis of Denia, dies
1653 Carel Reyniersz Governor-General (Netherlands East Indies), dies at 48
1675 Jacques Marquette jesuit/missionaries (Chicago) dies at 37
1692 Elias Ashmole antiquary, dies
1724 Johann K Amman Swiss/Dutch doctor for deaf-mutes, dies at 54
1733 Georg Bohm German organist/composer, dies at 71
1767 Thaddaus Ferdinand Lipowsky composer, dies at 28
1799 Pierre de Beaumarchais dramatist, dies
1808 Jacob Albright [Albrecht] German/US preacher, dies at 49
1829 Bernardo Bittoni composer, dies at 72
1832 Bonafacio Asioli composer, dies at 62
1839 Carolina [Maria A] Bonaparte (countess Lipona) dies at 57
1848 William A Leidesdorf black, dies at 38 in San Fransisco
1862 William H Keim US Union Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 48
1864 James Byron Gordon Confederate Brigadier-General, dies at 41
1884 Heinrich R Göppert German paleo-botanist, dies
1909 George Meredith English poet/writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81
1909 Isaac M F Albéniz Spanish pianist/composer, dies at 48
1910 Flor van Duyse composer, dies at 66
1911 Gustav Mahler Austrian composer (Children's Death Songs), dies at 50
1913 Otto Reubke composer, dies at 70
1918 Toivo Kuula composer, dies at 34
1930 Joao Marcellino Arroyo composer, dies at 68
1936 Alick Maclean composer, dies at 63
1949 James T Adams US historian (Pulitzer 1921)
1952 Rossetter Gleason Cole composer, dies at 86
1953 Tom Killick cricketer (at the crease 2 Tests for England 1929), dies
1955 Edwin Scharff German painter/sculptor (Rossebändiger), dies at 68
1955 Mary McLeod Bethune educator & civil rights leader, dies at 79
1956 Maurice Tate cricketer (39 Tests for England, 155 wickets), dies
1961 Henry O'Neill actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), dies
1965 Eduard J Dijksterhuis mathematician (Archimedes), dies at 72
1966 Paul Althaus German theologist (That Christian Wahrheit), dies at 78
1967 Andy Clyde Hopalong Cassidy's sidekick, dies at 75
1967 Richard Ainley actor (I Dood It, Above Suspicion), dies at 56
1972 Eero Aukusti Sipila composer, dies at 53
1973 Jeannette Rankin 1st Congresswoman (1917-19, 41-43), dies at 92
1974 Daniel R Topping US owner (New York Yankees), dies at 61
1975 Leroy Anderson composer, dies at 66
1980 Ian Curtis English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commits suicide at 23
1981 Arthur O'Connell actor (Mr Peepers, Second Hundred Years), dies at 73
1981 William Saroyan US stagewriter (Time of your life), dies at 72
1985 Tex Terry actor (Apache Rose, Timberjack), dies at 82
1986 John Bubbles Sublett tap dancer (Black & Bubbles), dies at 84
1987 Wilbur J Cohen 1st employee of Social Security System, dies at 73
1988 Daws Butler cartoon voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), dies at 71
1990 Jill Ireland actress (Carry on Nurse, Family), dies of cancer at 54
1991 Edwina Booth actress (Trader Horn), dies of heart failure at 86
1992 Lawrence Welk bandleader (L Welk Show), dies of pneumonia at 89
1992 Marshall Thompson actor (Bog), dies of congestive heart failure at 65
1992 Skip Stephenson comedian (Real People), dies of heart attack at 52
1993 Heinrich Albertz theologist/mayor of Berlin (1966-67), dies at 78
1993 Pamela M Cunnington English architect/writer, dies at 67
1995 Alexander Gudonov Russian dancer/actor (Witness), dies at 45
1995 Elisha Cook Jr actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane), dies at 91
1995 Elizabeth Montgomery actress (Bewitched), dies of cancer at 62
1995 Gordon Reynolds musician, dies at 74
1995 Robert Harris actor (Werewolf of London), dies at 95
1996 Dermot O'Callaghan Grubb prison governor, dies at 76
1996 Simon Weinstock businessman/racehorse owner, dies at 44

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