25th May, on this day

585 BC 1st known prediction of a solar eclipse
1085 King Alfonso VI of Castily/León occupy Toledo on Moren
1241 1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfort-on-the-Main Germany
1420 Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ
1521 The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.
1522 Emperor Karel I returns to Spain
1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen
1659 In England, Lord protector Richard Cromwell, son of Oliver, resigns his position - leading to the restoration of the monarchy and the crowning of Charles II in 1660
1660 English King Charles II lands in Dover
1661 King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Bragança
1720 "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, plague kills 80,000
1721 John Copson becomes America's 1st insurance agent
1738 A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.
1768 English navigator Captain James Cook sets off on his first voyage, to explore the Antipodes
1784 Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek
1787 Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia, George Washington presiding
1792 Kentucky becomes the 15th state to be admitted to the Union
1793 Father Stephen Theodore Badin is 1st US Roman Catholic priest ordained
1796 Tennessee becomes the 16th state to be admitted to the Union
1810 Argentina declares independence from Napoleonic Spain
1812 Earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela
1825 American Unitarian Association founded
1837 The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom
1840 Britain opens its first Drama School - Miss Kelly's Theatre and Dramatic School in Dean Street, London, which later becomes a theatre
1844 1st telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot
1861 John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting the writ
1862 Battle of Winchester, VA
1864 Battle of New Hope Church, GA
1865 In Mobile, Alabama, 300 are killed when an ordnance depot explodes.
1868 Australian Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins vs Surrey Gentlemen
1870 Irish Fenians raid Eccles Hill, Québec
1871 In Britain, the House of Commons passes the Bank Holiday Act, creating public holidays on Easter Monday, Whit Monday and Christmas Day
1878 Gilbert & Sullivans opera "HMS Pinafore" premieres in London
1887 Gas lamp at Paris Opera catches fire; 200 die
1895 Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years hard labor for being a sodomite
1895 The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as the president.
1898 1st US troop transport to Manila leaves San Fransisco
1900 Eyre M Shaw, 78, becomes oldest gold medalist in the Olympics
1911 Revolution in México overthrows President José Porfirio Diaz
1914 British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule
1915 2nd Battle of Ypres ends with 105,000 casualties
1916 World War I; The Battle of Jutland between the British and German fleets. Germans claim victory but fail to break British control of the North Sea
1923 Britain recognizes Transjordan with Abdullah as its leader
1925 Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
1926 Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People's Republic.
1927 Henry Ford stops producing Model T car (begins Model A)
1928 Amelia Earhart (as a passenger) is 1st woman to fly Atlantic Ocean
1934 Béla Bartòk's "Enchanted Deer" premieres
1935 American athlete Jesse Owens sets six new world record within 45 minutes at Ann Arbor in Michigan, USA
1936 The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.
1937 1st airmail letter to circle the globe returns to New York
1938 Spanish Civil War: Bombing of Alicante, 313 deaths.
1940 German troops conquer Boulogne
1940 The Battle of Dunkirk begins.
1941 5,000 drown in a storm at Ganges Delta region in India
1941 World War II: British and Australian forces withdrawn from Crete
1943 Riot at Mobile AL shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers
1943 Trident conference in Washington DC (operation plan '43 against Japan)
1944 Partisan leader Tito escapes Germans surrounding Bosnia
1945 Arther C Clark proposes relay satellites in geosynchronous orbit
1946 Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes king of Jordan
1946 Jordan gains independence from Britain
1947 Coal dust explosion rocks Centralia Coal Company's Mine number 5 killing 111
1949 Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai
1950 Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel opens in NYC
1951 British diplomats Burgess and Maclean are reported missing. It is later discovered that both were Soviet spies and had defected to Moscow
1953 1st atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, NV
1953 In US 1st non-commercial educational television station-Houston, TX
1953 Gordon Richards, British champion jockey 26 times, is knighted
1955 Series of 19 twisters destroy Udall, KS and most of Blackwell, OK
1956 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Haurietis aquas
1958 General Charles de Gaulle becomes Prime Minister of France
1959 Khrushchev visits Angola
1959 Supreme Court rules that Louisiana prohibiting black-white boxing is unconstitutional
1961 JFK sets goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade
1961 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,770 meters
1961 King Hussein of Jordan marries Princess Muna al-Hussein (Antoinette Gardiner).
1962 Isley Brothers release "Twist and Shout"
1962 US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
1962 Consecretion of Coventry's new cathedral, designed by Sir Basil Spence. The new church replaces the Cathedral that was destroyed by German bombing during World War II
1963 Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket
1963 Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania and Zambia
1965 Dave Davies of the Kinks stumbles and is knocked unconscious on stage
1965 India and Pakistan border fights
1965 Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1st round for heavyweight boxing title
1966 Peru and Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die
1966 Explorer program: Explorer 32 launches.
1966 The first prominent DaZiBao during the Cultural Revolution in China was posted at Peking University.
1967 John Lennon takes delivery of his psychedelic painted Rolls Royce
1967 Glasgow Celtic becomes the first British football club to win the European Cup beating Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon. The following year Manchester United become the first English club to win the trophy
1968 Gateway Arch in St Louis dedicated
1968 Rolling Stones release "Jumping Jack Flash"
1969 "Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating
1969 Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup
1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Argentine Peronist Hector Cámpora installed as president
1973 George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in UK
1973 US launches 1st Skylab; crew Kerwin, Conrad, Weitz
1973 British Honduras changes its name to Belize
1973 In Greece, the military government abolishes the monarchy and proclaims Greece a republic
1974 In England, more than 25 are killed in an explosion at a chemical plant at Flixborough
1976 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Richard Dunn in Munich
1977 "Beatles Live! At the Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released
1977 "Brady Bunch Hour" last airs on ABC-TV
1977 Dutch social democratic party wins parliamentary election
1977 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977"Star Wars" released
1979 American Airlines DC-10 crashes in Chicago killing 275
1979 Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt
1981 Daniel Goodwin, scales outside of Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours
1981 In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
1982 HMS Coventry is sunk during the Falklands War.
1982 Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar
1983 "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars 3) released
1983 1st National Missing Children's Day is proclaimed
1983 Fire in Nassermeer Egypt kills 357
1983 France performs nuclear test
1985 Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed
1986 95-year-old woman scores a hole-in-one in Florida
1986 Ferry boat Shamia sinks on Maghna River Bangladesh, 600 killed
1986 Hands Across America - 7 million people hold hands from California to New York
1986 Bob Geldof's Race Against Time has 30 million people worldwide running for SportAid to raise money for the starving in Africa
1986 Virgilio Barco elected President of Colombia
1989 Eastern Airlines graduates its 1st class of non-union pilots
1989 Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union
1990 Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George Bush agree to end production of chemical weapons and to begin to destroy stockpiles of chemical weapons already made
1991 Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews
1992 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected President of Italy
1994 South Africa is allowed to re-join the British Commonwealth after an absence of 33 years
1995 Serb forces kill 71 people when they shell the town of Tuzla in retaliation for a NATO air strike on one of their arms dumps
1995 Business consortium Camelot wins the contract to run Britain's first National Lottery
1997 A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.
1999 The United States House of Representatives released the Cox Report which detailed the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
2000 Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
2001 32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
2002 China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.
2002 A train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people.
2003 Néstor Kirchner becomes President of Argentina after defeating Carlos Menem. He is the first elected President since the economic crisis.
2007 The Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire for the second time.

25th May 2006

Enron's Lay and Skilling guilty

Battle intensifies for Mogadishu

Electoral first for Kuwaiti women

25th May 2007

Ukraine leaders spar over troops

Huge Moroccan terror trial starts

Migrant boat missing off Malta

25th May 2008

Chemical blaze kills 30 in Iran

Lebanon vote ends leader deadlock

Colombian rebels say leader dead

25th May 2009

North Korea conducts nuclear test

Punjab riots after Vienna killing

Nigeria rebels destroy pipeline

25th May 2010

Jamaica drug raid toll reaches 27

Baghdad thieves kill 14 in jewellery shop raids

Europe stocks slump amid gloom

Birthdates which occurred on 25th May :

1494 Jacopo Pontormo II Italy, painter (Sepulture of Christ)
1550 Camillus de Lellis Italian soldier/monastery founder/saint
1688 Christian August Jacobi composer
1713 John Stuart 3rd earl of Bute, English premier (1760-63)
1726 Giuseppi Paolucci composer
1729 Jean de Neufville Dutch/US merchant (started 4th English war)
1767 Ferdinand Franzl composer
1767 Friedrich Johann Eck composer
1779 Henry M Baron de Kock Dutch officer/politician
1781 Ferdinand archduke of Austria-Este/Governor-General (Sicily)
1803 Ralph Waldo Emerson US, essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn)
1818 Jacob Burckhardt Swiss cultural historian
1821 Diederich Krug composer
1830 Jules de Geyter Belgian poet (International)
1839 John Eliot English meteorologist
1845 William Muldoon Belfast NY, boxing commissioner (help find PAL)
1847 Alphonse Goovaerts composer
1847 John Alexander Dowie [Elijah the Restorer], US, evangelist
1852 Louis Franchet d'Espèrey [Desperate Frankey], Fren marshal (WWI)
1865 Frederick Augustus III King of Saxon (1904-18)
1865 John Raleigh Mott organizer (YMCA, Nobel 1946)
1865 Pieter Zeeman Dutch physicist (Zeeman effect, Nobel 1902)
1877 Billy Murray singer
1878 Bill "Bojangles" Robinson actor (Stormy Weather, Little Colonel)
1879 W Maxwell Aitken lord Beaverbrook Canada/English banker
1882 Harry Fox entertainer
1886 Philip Murray founded Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
1888 Miles Malleson writer/actor (Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock)
1889 Gilardo Gilardi composer
1889 Igor Sikorsky developed a working helicopter
1889 Sverre Jordan composer
1891 Robert W P Peereboom Dutch editor in chief (Haarlem Newspaper)
1892 Josip Broz Tito Kumrovec, Austria-Hungary (now Croatia), leader of Yugoslavia (1945-80)
1894 Dirk Vansina Flemish playwright (Verschaeve Gives Evidence)
1896 Jan N Bakhuizen van den Brink theologist/church historian
1897 Alan Kippax cricketer (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant bat)
1898 Bennett Cerf publisher (Random House) panelist (What's My Line)
1898 Gene Tunney world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30)
1898 Gustav Regler writer
1898 Mischa Levitzki composer
19-- Sue Simmons news anchor (WNBC-TV)
1901 Milenko Zivkovic composer
1902 Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska composer
1904 Kurt George Hugo Thomas composer
1905 Binnie Barnes London, actress (Adventures of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
1905 Joseph C Harsch Toledo OH, newscaster (Background)
1907 Rachel Carson conservationist/writer (silent springs)
1907 U Nu premier Burma (1948-58, 1960-62)
1908 David Lean British director (Lawrence of Arabia)
1908 Theodore Roethke US, poet (Words for the Wind)
1910 Ernest Anderson publicist
1912 Eddie Maxwell singer (Yes We Have No Bananas)
1913 Joseph Peter Grace businessman
1915 Daniel Wolf journalist
1916 Lou van Rees Dutch impresario [or May 29]
1916 Virginia Ginny Simms actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band)
1917 Dorothy Sarnoff US, actress(?)
1917 Jimmy Hamilton saxophonist
1917 Steve Cochran Eureka CA, actor (Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas)
1917 Theodore Hesburgh ex-president of Notre Dame
1918 Claude Akins Nelson GA, actor (BJ & Bear, Movin' On, Lobo)
1918 Peder Lunde Norway, yachtsman (Olympics-silver-1952)
1919 Gino Negri composer
1919 Lindsey Nelson Pulaski TN, sportscaster (New York Mets)
1921 Hal David lyricist (Promises Promises-Grammy 1969)
1923 John Weitz spy/author/fashion designer (Friends in High Places)
1925 Aldo Clementi composer
1925 Jeanne Crain Barstow CA, actress (Man Without a Star)
1926 Kitty Kallen rocker
1926 M von der Grün writer
1926 Miles D Davis Alton IL, jazz trumpeter (L'ascenseur pour l'échafaud)
1927 Robert Ludlum New York NY, spy novelist (Bourne Identity)
1928 Frigyes Hidas composer
1928 Mary Tuck social researcher/civil servant
1929 Beverly Sills [Belle "Bubbles" Miriam Silverman], Brooklyn NY, soprano
1929 David S Ruder 23rd chairman of Securities & Exchange Commission
1931 John Gabriel Niagara Falls NY, actor (Cat Gang, Fantasies)
1932 Georgi Mikhailovich Grechko USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 26, T-14)
1932 John Grogery Dunne US writer (Up Close & Personal, True Confessions)
1932 K C Jones Taylor TX, basketball player (Olympics-gold-1956)
1933 Roger Bowen actor (MASH, Main Event, What about Bob, Petulia)
1934 David J Burke Liverpool England, writer
1934 Ron Nesson press secretary (Gerald Ford)
1935 Barbara Harris US, actress (Family Plot, Plaza Suite)
1936 Rusi Surti cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Queensland 1969)
1936 Tom T Hall Olive Hill KY, country singer/writer (Harper Valley PTA)
1938 Ludmil Buldakova USSR, volleyball player (Olympics-gold-1972)
1938 Raymond Carver poet/short story writer (Furious Season)
1939 Dixie [Virginia] Carter McLemoresville TN, actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night)
1939 Ian McKellen England, actor (Keep, Plenty, Scarlet Pimpernel)
1942 Bill Young rocker
1942 Brian "Blinky" Davison rocker
1943 Leslie Uggams New York NY, singer/actress (Leslie Uggams Show, Roots)
1943 Wynand C Malan South African lawyer/NP/DP-politician
1944 Frank Oz Heresford England, puppeteer (Sesame St, Muppet Show)
1944 Robert Michael Payton pizza magnate
1945 Dave Lee Travis DJ
1946 Irnema Szewinski Kirszenstein Poland, 200 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1968)
1946 Janet E[llen] Morris US, sci-fi author (Golden Sword, Tempus)
1946 Tommy Cecil ferryman
1947 Jessi Colter [Miriam Johnson] Phoenix, country singer (I'm Not Lisa)
1947 Karen Valentine Santa Rosa CA, actress (Love American Style, Room 222)
1947 Mitch Margo Brooklyn NY, rocker (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)
1948 Klaus Meine Hanover Germany, rocker (Scorpions-No One Like You)
1949 Jamaica Kincaid [Elaine P Richardson] Antigua/US journalist (New Yorker)
1949 Lalith Kaluperuma cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982)
1951 Clifford Archer bassist (Atlantic Starr-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1953 Donald Albert Weibring Jr Quincy IL, PGA golfer (1979 Quad Cities)
1953 Jane Priest Perth Australia, Prince Charles' lover
1953 Rich Alves Pleasanton CA, singer (Pirates of the Mississippi-Fred Jake)
1954 Alison Stern wife of radio personality Howard Stern (Private Parts)
1955 Connie Selleca Bronx NY, actress (Hotel, Captain America II)
1956 Tatsutoshi Goto wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
1957 Hillary Bailey Smith Boston MA, actress (Margot-As the World Turns, Nora-One Life To Live)
1958 Dorothy Straight 4 year old author (How the World Begun)
1958 Paul Weller guitar (Jam-This is the Modern World, Style Council)
1959 Cathryn Harrison London England, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon)
1960 Benoît van Innis Belgian cartoonist/painter/cartoonist (New York Post)
1961 Hiro Saito wrestler (All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary)
1962 Amy Read Birmingham MI, golfer (1994 Healthsouth Palm Beach-15th)
1962 Zulqarnain cricketer (last person in alphabetical order to play Test)
1963 Mike Myers Canada, comedian (Saturday Night Live, Wayne's World) [or Jun 25]
1964 David Shaw St Thomas, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1965 Mark Knight California, rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
1965 Remco Prins Dutch rock guitarist/vocalist (Burma Shave-Stash)
1965 Roef-Ragas Dutch actor (Missing Link, Red Rain, Juju, Mykosch)
1965 Stefka Kostadinova Bulgaria high jumper (world record 1987)
1966 Bill Haselman Long Branch NJ, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
1966 Dave Hollins Buffalo NY, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
1966 Melissa McNamara Tulsa OK, LPGA golfer (1991 Stratton Mountain Classic)
1967 Danny Gonzales jockey
1967 Juan Jimenez WLAF quarterback/receivers coach (Barcelona Dragons)
1967 Luc Nilis Belgian soccer player (RSC Anderlecht/PSV)
1967 Ruthie Bolton McClain MS, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)
1968 Debbi Miho Koyama LPGA golfer (1995 US Women's Open-28th)
1968 Kendall Gill NBA guard/forward (New Jersey Nets)
1968 Nathalie Schneyder San Fransisco CA, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1968 Shawn Bouwens NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1969 Anne Heche Aurora OH, actress (Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano)
1969 Matt Borlenghi Los Angeles CA, actor (Brian Bodine-All My Children)
1970 [Rachel] Lindsay Greenbush Hollywood CA, twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie)
1970 Danni Roche Melbourne Victoria Australia, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
1970 Heather Simmons-Carrasco Mountain View CA, synchronized swimmer (alternate-Olympics-96)
1970 Joey Eischen West Covina CA, pitcher (Los Angeles Dodgers)
1970 Michael B Enyaer writer (Pilot One)
1970 Robert Croft cricketer (Glamorgan off-spinner, England 1996-)
1970 Sandra Dopfer Lustenau Austria, tennis star (1995 Futures-Lerida)
1970 Sidney [Robin] Greenbush Hollywood CA, twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie)
1971 Alan Kline NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints)
1971 Justin Henry Rye NY, actor (Kramer vs Kramer, 16 Candles)
1971 Keith Hamilton NFL defensive tackle (New York Giants)
1971 Larry Thompson CFL/NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, British Columbia Lions)
1971 Tim Kroeker Chilliwack British Columbia, 110 meter hurdler (Olympics-96)
1972 Antonio Lang NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1972 Tony Ronaldson Adelaide South Australia, basketball forward (Olympics-96)
1973 Duncan Free Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1973 Earl Mackey NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
1973 Jeff Smith NFL/WLAF corner (Scotland Claymores/Kansas City Chiefs)
1973 Josée Corbeil Pointe-Claire Québec, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
1973 Maria Jose Gaidano Buenos Aires Argentina, tennis star (1993 Belgian doubles)
1973 Racquel Spurlock WNBA center (Houston Comets)
1974 Dennis Stallings linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
1975 Adam Saathoff Tuscon AZ, running target (Olympics-1996)
1976 Tarik Glenn offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)


Deaths which occurred on May 25th:
0615 Boniface IV Pope (608-15), dies
0709 Aldhelmus of Ealdhelm England, abbot/bishop/poet/saint, dies at about 69
0946 Edmund the Older king of Wessex/England (939-46), dies
1085 Gregory VII [Ildebrando] Pope (1073-85), dies
1125 Hendrik V last Salische German king, dies
1261 Alexander IV [Rinaldo dei conti di Segni] Pope (1254-61), dies
1510 Georges d'Amboise French cardinal/viceroy in North Italy, dies at 49
1555 Gemma Frisius Frisian geographer/astronomer, dies at 46
1681 Caldéron writer, dies at 81
1765 Pierre-Joseph Le Blan composer, dies at 53
1826 Christian Friedrich Ruppe composer, dies at 72
1849 Andreas Michiels Dutch Military Governor of West Sumatra, dies in battle at 52
1862 Johann N Nestroy Austria, actor (Einmal Keine Sorgen Haben), dies at 60
1895 Ahmed Djevdet Pasja Turkish minister of Justice, dies at 73
1899 Marie-Rosalie "Rosa" Bonheur French painter, dies at 68
1914 Paolo Giorza composer, dies at 81
1916 Jack Marsh cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for New South Wales 1900-03), dies
1917 Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur composer, dies at 72
1919 Madame C J Walker wealthy cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 51
1924 Theodore Morse composer, dies at 51
1926 Symon Petlyura leader of Ukraine (pogroms), assassinated at 47
1934 Gustav Theodore Holst English composer (Ode to Death), dies at 59
1936 Jan Levoslav Bella composer, dies at 92
1937 Henry O Tanner artist, dies
1946 Patty Smith Hill songwriter (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 78
1948 Jacques Feyder actor/director (kermesse héroique), dies at 59
1949 Simon H Spoor intelligence officer/general (WWII), dies at 47
1958 Rolland Beaumont cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa), dies
1964 Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov composer, dies at 92
1965 Sonny Boy Williamson [Aleck Miller] blues player, dies at 65
1968 Charles K Feldman [Gould] producer (Casino Royale), dies at 63
1968 George KFW von Küchler German marshal (Netherlands 1940), dies at 86
1971 Jo Etha Collier young black woman killed by 3 whites in Drew MS
1971 Mark Brunswick composer, dies at 69
1971 Terence De Marney actor (Case Thomas-Johnny Ringo), dies at 62
1974 Donald Crisp actor/director (Beloved Brat, Dawn Patrol), dies at 91
1974 Frank Ward cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1936-38), dies
1974 Pam Morrison wife of Door's vocalist Jim, dies of drug overdose
1981 Rosa Ponselle US singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies at 84
1981 Roy James Brown rocker (Good rockin' tonight), dies of a heart attack at 55
1982 Larry J Blake character actor (Earth vs the Flying Saucers), dies at 68
1983 Sydney Box academy award producer, dies at 76
1984 Piet Ketting Dutch pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 79
1985 Harold Hecht choreographer, dies at 77 of cancer
1985 Robert Nathan US writer/poet (Portrait of Jennie), dies at 91
1986 Chester Bowles US senator/ambassador, dies at 85
1990 Vic Tayback actor (Mel-Alice), dies of a heart attack at 60
1991 Dorothy Davis Bostwick entertainer, dies
1992 Danny Biasone persuaded NBA to use 24 second clock, dies at 83
1992 Johan B W Polak publisher/publicist (Bloom of Décadence), dies at 63
1992 Marshall Thompson US actor (To Hell & Back), dies at 66
1992 Nancy Walker actress (Ida Morgenstein-Rhoda), dies of cancer at 71
1992 Philip C Habib US diplomat (Middle-East/Asia), dies at 72
1992 Viktor Grishin hardline soviet communist, dies at 78, dies
1993 Dan Seymour actor (Bombs over Burma, Intrigue, Watusi), dies at 78
1993 Louise Tazewell entertainer, dies at 93
1994 Eric Gale guitarist, dies at 55
1995 Dany Robin actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Julietta), dies at 68
1995 Dick Curless singer/songwriter, dies at 63
1996 Bernard Charles Sendall deputy director general of ITA, dies at 83
1996 Buck dog (Married with Children), dies at 13
1996 David W Howe test pilot, dies at 77
1996 Enid Kathleen Hutchinson adult educationalist, dies at 86
1996 John Morrison politician/landowner, dies at 89
1996 Laurence Marks journalist, dies at 67
1996 Renzo de Felice historian, dies at 67
1997 Muhammad Fadhel PM of Iraq (1953-54), dies

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