26th May, on this day

451 The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Armenians are defeated militarily but are guaranteed freedom to openly practice Christianity
961 German King Otto II crowned
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura, Japan, kills 30,000.
1328 William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII
1521 Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther and his followers
1538 Genève throws out John Calvin
1596 England, France and Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
1637 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven, CT kills 500 Indians
1647 Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.
1670 In Dover, Charles II of Great Britain and King Louis XIV of France sign the Secret Treaty of Dover.
1733 John Kay, assistant to Richard Arkwright, patents the Flying Shuttle to operate on Arkwright's spinning frame
1736 Battle of Ackia (Louisiana), British and Chickasaw Indians defeat the French
1770 The Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks.
1781 Bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia
1788 Mary Clark of England gives birth to a baby without a brain
1790 Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress
1798 British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara
1798 Income Tax is introduced into Britain - a 10 per cent tax on all incomes over £200 a year
1805 Lewis and Clark 1st see Rocky Mountains
1805 Napoleon is crowned king of Italy
1824 Brazil is recognized by US
1828 Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
1830 The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.
1834 Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates
1857 Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners.
1860 Garibaldi occupies Palermo, Italy
1861 Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South
1861 Union blockades New Orleans, LA and Mobile, AL
1864 Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, VA
1864 Territory of Montana is formed
1865 Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, is the last general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.
1868 President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote
1868 In the last public execution in England, Irish terrorist Michael Barrett is hanged outside Newgate Prison for causing an explosion in London which left 13 dead
1876 HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration
1879 Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state.
1887 Racetrack betting becomes legal in New York state
1889 Opening of the first Eiffel Tower elevator to the public.
1896 Last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned
1896 Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
1896 James Dunham murders six people in Campbell, California.
1900 British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa
1904 Russo-Japanese War: In Manchuria, Japanese forces cut off the garrison of Port Arthur from other Russian land forces in the Battle of Nanshan
1905 A pogrom against Jews in Minsk Belorussia
1906 Opening of the rebuilt Vauxhall Bridge over the River Thames in London
1906 Archaeological Institute of America forms
1908 At Masjed Soleyman in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the United Kingdom.
1913 Emily Duncan becomes Britain's first woman magistrate
1913 In US Actors' Equity Association forms (NYC)
1915 H H Asquith forms a coalition government in England
1917 A powerful F4 tornado rips Mattoon, Illinois apart, killing 101 persons and injuring 689. It was the world's longest-lasting tornado, lasting for over 7 hours and traveling 293 miles, spreading death and destruction along its path.
1918 Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia
1922 Lenin suffers a stroke
1923 1st Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance was run
1923 Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg
1924 German Government of Marx resigns
1924 US President Calvin Coolidge introduces strict immigration laws - including a total ban on any further Japanese immigrants
1926 Lebanon adopts constitution
1927 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 15 millionth Model T automobile
1932 Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo
1936 In the House of Commons of Northern Ireland, Tommy Henderson begins speaking on the Appropriation Bill. By the time he sat down in the early hours of the following morning, he had spoken for 10 hours.
1937 San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate Bridge opens
1938 House Committee on Un-American Activities begins work
1940 Operation Dynamo begins evacuating defeated Allied troops from Dunkirk
1941 American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Philadelphia
1941 Ark Royal airplane sights German battleship Bismarck
1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
1942 Belgian Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star
1942 Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: African corps vs British army
1943 1st president of a black country to visit US (Edwin Barclay, Liberia)
1943 Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam
1943 Premier Churchill and General Marshall fly from US to North Africa
1944 82nd Airborne division D-day-landing at La Haye du Puits to Ste Mère Eglise
1945 US drop fire bombs on Tokyo
1946 Klement Gottwald becomes premier of Czechoslovakia
1946 Patent filed in US for H-Bomb
1948 Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
1948 South Africa elects a nationalist government with apartheid policy
1951 Vaughan Williams "Pilgrim's Progress" premieres in London
1953 Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die
1955 Conservatives win British parliamentary election
1955 Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade
1956 Aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off Rhode Island, killing 103
1958 Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed
1958 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1961 Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
1961 USAF bomber flies the Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
1963 Organization of African Unity forms
1965 Revised international Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect
1966 Buddhist sets self on fire at US consulate in Hué South-Vietnam
1966 Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK
1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth
1969 John and Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal)
1970 The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 makes its 1st appearance and becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
1972 Willandra National Park is established in Australia.
1972 Nixon and Brezhnev signs SALT accord
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Bahrain adopts it's constitution
1973 Beatles' "The Beatles 1967-1970" album goes number 1
1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled
1977 George Willig climbs NYC World Trade Center
1978 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City
1980 Soyuz 36 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Hungarian) to Salyut 6
1981 The Italian Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due).
1981 Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14
1981 Soyuz T-4 returns to Earth
1982 British ship Atlantic Conveyor and Coventry were hit in Falkland war
1983 Strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggers a tsunami that kills at least 104 people, injures thousands. Many missing people and thousands of buildings
1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Tulsa OK gets 13" of rain, 14 die
1985 Explosions destroys 2 tankers off of Gibraltar, 30 die
1986 The European Community adopts the European flag.
1987 Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka
1987 Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail
1989 Danish parliament allows legal marriage among homosexuals
1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1990 China People's Republic performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China
1991 Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.
1991 Lauda Air Flight 004 explodes over rural Thailand, killing 223.
1992 Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe Systems, Inc. was kidnapped at gunpoint from the Adobe parking lot in Mountain View, California for $650,000 and is held hostage in a rented house in Hollister, California. The FBI rescues him four days later.
1994 Michael Jackson (35) weds Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley (26)
1998 Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs President Clinton
1998 In Britain, ex soldiers and former Japanese POWs turn back on Emperor Akihito during his state visit
1999 Manchester United become the first British club to win the European Cup for 15 yeras, beating Bayern Munich 2-1 in the final in Barcelona
2002 The Mars Odyssey finds signs of huge water ice deposits on the planet Mars.
2002 Álvaro Uribe becomes President of Colombia.
2004 The New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skeptism towards sources during the buildup to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
2004 The U.S. Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
2006 The 2006 Java earthquake kills over 5,700 people, leaves 200,000 homeless.

26th May 2006

Bush and Blair admit Iraq errors

Beslan attacker jailed for life

'Shots heard' in Capitol office

26th May 2007

Yushchenko orders troops to Kiev

Israel renews Gaza strikes

Zimbabwe police raid MDC office

26th May 2008

Bomb rocks busy Sri Lankan train

Court sentences Mengistu to death

Historic pictures sent from Mars

26th May 2009

North Korea 'will pay' over tests

Three die in bombing of US convoy in Iraq

'Suicide bombing' in Uzbekistan

26th May 2010

Jamaica shoot-out death toll ' 44'

Europe seeks new levy on banks

Poland hails US missile battery

Birthdates which occurred on 26th May :

1478 Clement VII [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34)
1566 Mohammed III sultan of Turkey (1595-1603)
1591 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck composer
1667 Abraham De Moivre French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem)
1689 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu English essayist, feminist, eccentric
1700 Nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf German evangelist
1759 Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin writer/mother of Mary Shelley
1771 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin German saloon owner/author
1773 Hans Georg Nageli composer
1782 Joseph Drechsler composer
1788 ? Clark England, baby of Mary Clark born without a brain
1799 Alexander S Pushkin Russia, writer (Eugene Onegin)
1799 August Kopisch German writer (Die Heinzelmännchen von Köln)
1806 Henry Knox Thatcher Commander (Union Navy), died in 1880
1822 E de Goncourt writer
1825 Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza composer
1835 Edward Porter Alexander Brigadier General of artillery (Confederate Army)
1846 Arthur Coquard composer
1850 Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman Dutch actress (Stupid force)
1853 Monroe A Althouse composer
1856 George Templeton Strong composer
1859 Alfred Edward Housman Bromsgrove England, poet (A Buried Life)
1865 Akseli V Gallen-Kallela Finnish painter/graphic artist/illustrator
1866 John Eigenhuis writer (Tough Workers)
1867 Mary queen of Great Britain/North Ireland
1871 Camille Huysmans Belgian premier (1946-47)
1873 Cornelis G N de Vooys translator/founder (New Taalgids)
1874 Henry Farman French aviation pioneer (double decker)
1876 Jack Root boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion
1877 Isadora Duncan San Fransisco CA, free form/interpretative dancer
1877 Jean Schlumberger French writer (La Mort de Sparte)
1877 Sadao Araki Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34)
1884 Charles Winninger Athens WI, actor (Charlie Farrell Show)
1886 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson] jazz singer/silent film actor (Mamie, Swanee)
1890 Kurt Edzard German sculptor (nudes/portraits)
1893 Norma Talmadge Jersey City NJ, actress (Sign on the Door, Camille)
1893 Sir Eugene Goossens London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)
1895 Dorothea Lange US documentary photographer
1895 Paul Lukas Budapest Hungary, actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx)
1898 Ernst Bacon composer
1898 Gerard Bertouille composer
1899 Otto E Neugebauer Austrian/US math historian
1899 Pieter Menten Dutch war criminal
19-- Robyn Bernard singer/actress (Terry-General Hospital)
1903 Estes Kefauver (Senator-D-TN)
1905 Hans Holewa composer
1907 Carleton Young New York NY, actor (Reefer Madness, Pride of the Bowery)
1907 John "Duke" Wayne [Marion Michael Morrison] Winterset IA, actor (True Grit)
1908 Malando [Arie Maasland] composer/orchestra leader (Olé Guapa)
1908 Robert Morley Semley Wiltshire England, actor (High Road to China, African Queen)
1909 Matt Busby Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)
1909 Richard Maibaum New York NY, screenwriter (Goldfinger)
1910 Adolfo Lopez Mateos President of México
1910 Laurence S Rockefeller New York NY, CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank)
1911 Ben Alexander Goldfield NV, actor (Dragnet, Outer Gate, Mr Doodles Kicks Off)
1912 János Kádár premier Hungary (1956-58)
1913 Fred Bertrand Belgian politician
1913 Peter Cushing Kenley Surrey England, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles, Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who)
1913 Robert Shaw town planner
1914 Archie Duncan Glasgow Scotland, actor (Sherlock Holmes)
1919 Jay Silverheels actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger)
1919 Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh journalist
1920 Jack Cheetham cricketer (South African batsman, Test captain early 50's)
1920 Peggy Lee [Norma Egstrom] Jamestown ND, singer (Fever, Why Don't You Do Right)
1921 Frank Mooney cricketer (dependable wicket-keeper for New Zealand in 13 Tests)
1923 Horst Tapper German director/actor (Derrick)
1923 James Arness Minneapolis MN, actor (Matt Dillon-Gunsmoke, Thing)
1923 Oren Lee Staley 1st president of National Farmers Organization (1955-79)
1923 Roy Dotrice Guernsey Channel Island, actor (The Wizard)
1924 Cooper Evans (Representative-R-IA, 1981-87)
1924 Victor Herbert Irish/US composer (Kiss in Dark)
1925 Alec McCowen Turnbridge Wells Kent England, actor (Never Say Never Again, Frenzy, Hanover Street, Stevie)
1926 Maria de Lourdes Martins composer
1926 Miles Davis Alton IL, jazz trumpeter/pioneered cool jazz (Porgy & Bess)
1927 Jacques Bergerac Biarritz Pyrénées-Atlantiques France, actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in the Sun)
1929 Hugo Raes Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea)
1934 Abdulah M "Dulah" Omar South African attorney/UDF-leader
1937 Yehuda Yannay composer
1938 Jackie Liebesit rocker (Can)
1938 Teresa Stratas [Anastasia Stratakis] Toronto Ontario Canada, soprano (Salome)
1938 William Elden Bolcom Seattle WA, composer (Oracles)
1939 Brent Musburger sportscaster (CBS-TV)
1939 Gerald Ronson English multi-millionaire
1941 Imants Kalnins composer
1942 Levon Helm drummer/singer (Band)
1942 Ray Ennis England, guitar (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
1943 Erica G Terpstra Olympic swimmer/Dutch MP (VVD)
1944 Verden "Phally" Allen keyboardist (Mott the Hoople)
1945 Garry Peterson rocker (Guess Who)
1947 Glenn Turner cricketer (masterful New Zealand opening batsman)
1947 Piers Gray critic/writer
1947 Sherry Bain Redlands CA, actress (Pipe Dreams)
1948 Geoff Greenidge cricketer (no relation to Gordon, West Indies opener 1972-74)
1948 Stevie [Stephanie Lynn] Nicks Phoenix AZ, rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Bella Donna)
1949 Dan Pastorini NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders)
1949 Dayle Haddon Montréal Québec Canada, actress (Bedroom Eyes)
1949 Hank Williams Jr Shreveport LA, country singer (All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin' Over Tonight, There's A Tear In My Beer)
1949 Pam Grier Winston-Salem NC, actress (Big Bird Cage, Tough Enough)
1949 Philip Michael Thomas Columbus OH, actor (Miami Vice)
1950 ? 1st whooping crane hatched in captivity
1951 Muhammed Ahmad Faris Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)
1951 Sally Kristen Ride Los Angeles CA, 1st US woman astronaut (STS-7, STS 41G)
1955 Candace L Collins Dupo IL, playmate (December 1979)
1956 Barbara Stock Downers Grove IL, actress (Susan-Spenser For Hire)
1956 Joe Penny actor (Jake & the Fatman)
1957 Candace L Collins Dupo IL, playmate (December 1979)
1957 Margaret Colin actress (Now and Again, Independence Day, Three Men & a Baby)
1959 Beverly Lee rocker
1959 Brian Peaker London Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
1959 Nancy White-Brophy Montague Prince Edward Island, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-25th)
1959 Wayne Hussey rocker (Mission-Lover for Life)
1959 Wayne Hussey rocker (The Mission-Lover for Life)
1961 Stephen Robert Pate Ventura CA, PGA golfer (1987 Southwest Classic)
1962 Bob[cat] Goldthwait Syracuse NY, comedian (Police Academy, Scrooged)
1962 Colin Vearncombe rocker (Black-Wonderful Like)
1962 Genie Francis Englewood NJ, actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence)
1963 Charles Van Eman Pittsburgh PA, actor (Charlie-All My Children, Dynasty II)
1963 Eddie Martin Jr jockey
1964 Kevin Kennedy baseball manager (Texas Rangers)
1964 Lenny Kravitz singer/guitar (911 is a Joke, Are You Gonna Go My Way?)
1965 Greg Lloyd NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1965 Jacqueline Mary Nelson Upper Hutt New Zealand, points race cyclist (Olympics-96)
1966 Anthony Edwards NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
1966 Billy Downes Camden NJ, Nike golfer (1994 New England Classic)
1966 Grant Bradburn cricketer (son of Wynne New Zealand off-spinner 1990- )
1966 Zola Budd Pieterse Bloemfontein South Africa, track star (Olympics-1988)
1966 Zola Budd Bloemfontein South Africa, track star (Olympics-1988)
1967 Igor Zemlyanoy hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998)
1967 Jean Bartholomew Queens NY, LPGA golfer (1989 Duke University Champion)
1968 Frederik Heir Apparent Crown Prince of Denmark
1968 Rachael Sporn Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)
1970 Sam Mack NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies)
1970 Sebastian Barrie NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
1971 Darwin Ireland NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
1971 Lewis Capes WLAF defensive tackle (London Monarchs)
1971 Steven Rice Kitchener, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
1975 Christopher Lindsey Donaldson Dunedin New Zealand, 100 meter/200 meter runner (Olympics-96)
1975 Travis Lee San Diego CA, baseball 1st baseman (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976 Benji Gregory Encino CA, actor (Brian Tanner-Alf)
1976 Markus Wieland hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
1976 Scott Humphries Greely CO, tennis star (1995 doubles Binghampton)
1990 Zenouska Mowatt granddaughter of English princess Alexandra
1996 Austin Michael Luciano actor (Dante Carlino-Another World)


Deaths which occurred on May 26th:
0604 605? Augustinus van Canterbury bishop/apostle of England, dies
0735 Beda Venerabilis English speaking church historian, dies at about 62
1421 Mohammed I sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies
1512 Bajezid II Governor of Amasja/8th Sultan of Turkey, dies
1595 Philippus Nerius [Filippo Neri] Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79
1609 Cornelis Claesz mapmaker, buried
1685 Karel monarch of Palts, dies
1703 Samuel Pepys English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70
1753 Willem Maurits Earl of Nassau/Governor of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies
1818 Michael A Barclay de Tolly Russian fieldmarshal/War Minister, dies
1831 Georg Hermes German philosopher/theologist (Hermenianen), dies
1832 François-Louis Perne composer, dies at 59
1864 Ch Sealsfield writer, dies at 71
1868 Michael Barrett Irish nationalist, last British public execution
1871 Aime Maillart composer, dies at 54
1873 August Conradi composer, dies at 51
1876 Frantisek Palacky Czechoslovakia, historian/MP, dies at 77
1880 John Curwen composer, dies at 63
1883 Abd el-Kader Algerian sultan/religious ruler, dies at about 74
1891 Frederick Bowen Jewson composer, dies at 67
1905 Alphonse de Rothschild French banker, dies
1908 Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Indies theologist (Ahmadiyya motion), dies at 69
1912 Jan Blockx Belgian opera composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61
1924 Johann Heinrich Beck composer, dies at 67
1924 Victor Herbert Irish/US cellist/composer/conductor, dies at 65
1926 S V Petlura Ukrainain ataman, assassinated by Shalom Schwarzbard
1933 Jimmie Rodgers country singer, dies at 35
1939 Charles H Mayo US surgeon/co-founder (Mayo Clinic), dies at 74
1939 Cornelis J Cutters supreme commander of Navy (1910-18), dies
1943 Edsel Ford owner (Ford Motor Company), dies at 49
1944 C M Francois cricketer (WWII, 252 runs in 5 Tests for South Africa), dies
1946 Friedrich A H von Waldeck monarch of Waldeck, dies
1950 Antonina Neshdanova Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies
1951 Lincoln Ellsworth Arctic explorer, dies at 71
1952 Dámaso Alonso Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55
1954 Franz Pfemfert writer, dies at 74
1956 Al Simmons Outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting average of .334, dies at 54
1958 Francis Carco(pino) French author/critic (L'homme traqué), dies at 71
1959 Ed Walsh baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78
1959 Joe Kelly TV host (Quiz Kids), dies at 57
1963 Sharon Lynn actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53
1966 Don Castle actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47
1966 Neal Dodd actor (Only Women, You Belong to Me), dies at 86
1967 Antoon Spinoy Belgian politician, dies at 60
1967 George E Stone actor (5 Star Final, Front Page), dies at 64
1968 William E "Little Willie" John US R&B-singer (Fever), dies at 30)
1969 Kathryn Minner entertainer, dies of heart attack at 77
1971 John Longden actor (Man From Interpol), dies at 70
1973 Jacques Lipchitz US cubist sculptor, dies at 81
1974 Kitty Gordon entertainer, dies at 96
1976 Martin Heidegger German philosopher (Holzweg), dies at 86
1977 Jim Boles actor (Kraft Music Hall, One Man's Family), dies at 63
1977 William Powell rocker (O'Jays), dies of cancer at 35
1979 George Brent actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75
1991 Tom Cassidy anchor (CNN), dies of AIDs at 41
1991 Tom Eyen playwright (Dreamgirls), dies of cardiac arrest at 50
1992 Danny Biasone basketball innovator (24-second clock), dies at 83
1993 Carleton Morse radio dramatist (One Man's Family), dies at 91
1993 Cor de Great pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
1993 Marvin Young producer/child actor (Player), dies at 90
1994 George Wildman Ball under minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 84
1994 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock US free-jazz Guitarist, dies at 53
1995 Isadore "Friz" Freling cartoon director (Sylvester), dies at 88
1995 Ron Weatherburn jazz pianist, dies at 61
1995 Severn Darden comedian (Second City), dies at 65
1996 Halka Grossman resistance fighter/politician, dies at 76
1996 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso musician, dies at 45
1997 Manfred Von Ardenne German scientific pioneer, dies at 90

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