27th May, on this day

927 Battle of the Bosnian Highlands Simeon I of Bulgaria decisively defeated by King Tomislav of Croatia
1120 Richard III of Capua anointed as prince a fortnight before his untimely death.
1153 Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
1281 Flemish Earl Gwijde Dampierre takes financial responsibility of Brugge
1328 French king Philip VI Valois crowned
1529 30 Jews of Posing Hungary, charged with blood ritual, burned at stake
1647 Peter Stuyvesant was inaugurated as Director-General of New Netherland.
1660 Denmark and Sweden sign ceasefire
1679 Habeaus Corpus Act (no false arrest and imprisonment) passes in UK
1703 Tsar Peter the Great founds St Petersburg and proclaims it to be the new capital of Russia
1738 Turkish troops occupy Orsova and Ochakov
1796 James S McLean patents his piano
1798 The Battle of Oulart Hill occurs in Wexford, Ireland
1812 In Bolivia, the battle of La Coronilla, in which the women from Cochabamba fought against the Spanish army.
1813 Americans capture Fort George, Canada
1829 The rowing of the first University Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge on the River Thames in London
1849 The Great Hall of Euston station, London opened.
1850 Mormon Temple in Nauvoo IL destroyed by tornado
1856 Doctor William Palmer found guilty of poisoning
1860 Giuseppe Garibaldi takes Palermo in Sicily during his struggle to unite Italy
1862 Battle of Hanover Court House, VA (Slash Church, Peake's Station)
1863 CSS Chattahoochie explodes on Chattahoochie River, GA, 18 die
1863 Siege of Port Hudson, LA
1864 Skirmish at Salem Church (Haw's Shop), VA
1864 Over-arm bowling is made legal in cricket
1883 Czar Alexander III crowned in Moscow
1895 British inventor Birt Acres patents film camera/projector
1896 1st major tornado to strike urban US (St Louis and E St Louis MO); killing 255 and leaving thousands homeless
1900 Belgium becomes the first country to elect a government by proportional representation
1900 Lord Roberts' army fights the Vaal in South Africa
1905 Russo-Japanese War: the Battle of Tsushima. The Japanese Fleet sinks over half of the Russian Baltic Fleet in the Tsushima Strait between Korea and Japan
1907 Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Fransisco
1917 Race riot in East St Louis IL, 1 black killed
1918 Battle of Aisne
1919 1st transatlantic flight ends; US Navy flying boat takes 11 days
1919 Charles Strite patents pop-up toaster
1920 Tatar ASSR is established in Russian SFSR
1921 After 84 years of British control, Afghánistán achieves sovereignty
1927 Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war
1927 Thomas Masaryk elected Czechoslovakian president
1927 The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacturing the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make Ford Model A's.
1930 The 1,046 feet (319 meters) tall Chrysler Building in New York (tallest man-made structure at the time) opens to the public.
1930 Richard Drew invents masking tape
1931 1st full scale wind tunnel for testing airplanes, Langley Field, VA
1931 Piccard and Knipfer make 1st flight into stratosphere, by balloon; 1st use of pressurised cabin in a balloon
1933 Austrian communist party banned
1933 Walt Disney's "3 Little Pigs" released
1933 The Century of Progress World's Fair opens in Chicago.
1935 The Supreme Court of the United States declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in the case A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, (295 U.S. 495).
1936 Britain's 80,733 tonne liner Queen Mary leaves Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York with more than 1800 passengers
1937 Opening of the 4,200ft Golden Gate Bridge spanning San Francisco harbour. The bridge had taken almost 4 and a half years to build
1939 DC Comics publishes its second superhero in Detective Comics #27; he is Batman, one of the most topical comic book superheroes of all time.
1940 97 out of 99 members of a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are massacred while trying to surrender at Dunkirk. The German commander, Captain Fritz Knoechlein, is eventually hanged for war crimes.
1941 Allied troops begin evacuating Kreta
1941 FDR proclaimes an "unlimited national emergency" due to Germany's sinking of Robin Moor
1941 World War II: Royal Naval ships Dorsetshire; King George V and Rodney attack and sink the German battleship Bismarck in the Atlantic after it had been damaged by torpedos dropped by British aircraft HMS Ark Royal
1942 Dorie Miller, awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor
1942 Italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim
1942 Top German Nazi Reinhard Heydrich is shot and mortally wounded in Prague. Hitler orders 10,000 Czechoslovakians murdered
1943 French defiance under Jean Moulin meets secretly in Paris
1943 US forbids racial discrimination in war industry
1943 Ballpoint pens, invented by Hungarian Laszlo Biro, are patented in America
1944 Allies land on Biak, Indonesia (operation Horlicks)
1944 Japanese advance in Hangkhou, China
1944 Jean-Paul Sartre's "Huis Clos" premieres in Paris France
1948 Arabs blow up Jewish synagogue Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid
1949 Russian stop train traffic West-Berlin
1951 Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing
1956 French raid in Algiers
1956 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1958 Ernest Green and 600 whites graduate from Little Rock's Central HS
1958 Vanguard SLV-1 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1960 In Turkey, a military coup removed President Celal Bayar and the rest of the democratic government from office.
1961 President Kennedy announces US goal to reach the Moon
1963 Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st prime minister of Kenya. He becomes President when Kenya gains independence from Britain in 1964
1964 "From Russia With Love" premieres in US
1964 Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru dies in office.
1965 United States warships begin bombardments of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam for the first time.
1966 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes
1966 6 French fighters crash above Spain
1967 Australians vote in favour of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians, and to count them in the national census.
1967 The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) is christened by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
1968 The meeting of the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (national Union of the students of France), most outstanding of the events of May 1968, proceeds and gathers 30.000 to 50.000 people in the Stade Sebastien Charlety.
1968 Nuclear submarine Scorpion is lost
1969 Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV
1969 Walt Disney World construction begins
1970 British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I
1970 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1971 The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.
1975 Worst motor vehicle disaster in UK; bus full of elderly women plunges from Dibble's Bridge Yorkshire, killing 38
1977 2 Boeing 747s by Pan Am and KLM collide in Canary Islands, killing 582
1977 NYC fines George Willig 1¢ for each of 110 stories of the World Trade Center he climbed
1979 Pope John Paul ordains John J O'Conner as a bishop
1980 South Korean police ends people's uprising; 2,000 killed
1981 John Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol
1981 Liverpool wins 26th Europe Cup 1 at Paris, France
1981 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1983 Former EPA official Rita Lavelle indicted for contempt of US Congress
1985 Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
1986 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1986 President Reagan orderes 2 Poseidon-class submarines be dismantled
1986 Irish-born singer Bob Geldof, is made an honorary Knight of the Realm by Queen Elizabeth II for his efforts to raise money for the starving of Africa
1987 Jim and Tammy Bakker appear on "Nightline" after PTL scandal
1988 Senate ratified a treaty eliminating medium-range nuclear missiles
1990 César Gaviria Trujillo chosen President of Colombia
1991 Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok, 223 die
1993 Mafia bombs Uffizi-museum in Florence, kills 6
1994 Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after 20 years in exile
1994 Flintstones live action movie opens at cinemas
1994 Larry King ended his radio show
1994 Radio conservative Rush Limbaugh (43) weds Marta Fitzgerald (35)
1995 In Charlottesville, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.
1996 First Chechnya War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire in the war.
1997 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Paula Jones can pursue her sex harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office.
1997 A F5 tornado strikes Jarrell, Texas killing 27 people
1997 1st all female (20 British women) team reaches North Pole
1997 Judge finds Pamela Lee not guilty of breaking a contract
1997 Marv Albert pleads innocent to charges of sexually assault
1997 NATO and Russia announce a joint treaty on European Security. Russian President Boris Yeltsin says Moscow will disarm all nuclear missiles targeting NATO countries
1998 Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.
1998 18 year old Michael Owen becomes the youngest ever England international goalscorer with the only goal in 1-0 friendly against Morocco in Casablanca
1999 Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is indicted for war crimes including the murder of 340 ethnic Albanians and the deportation of more than 740,000 Kosovars
2006 The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 AM local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.

27th May 2006

Indonesia quake toll passes 3,000

UN pulls staff from E Timor chaos

Banned Moscow gay rally broken up

27th May 2007

Arrests at Russian gay protests

Leading Muslim calligrapher shot

Libya clears medics of defamation

27th May 2008

Aftershocks demolish China homes

Russian justice 'fails thousands'

Price increases stretch Red Cross

27th May 2009

Taliban blamed for Lahore attack

N Korea threatens military action

'Over 200 killed' by Cyclone Aila

27th May 2010

Obama defends Gulf of Mexico oil spill response

Spain approves cuts in tight vote

US predicts busy hurricane season

Birthdates which occurred on 27th May :

1332 Ibn Khaldun Tunis, Arab historian/sociologist (Muqaddimah)
1595 Benedictus Carpzovius [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer
1626 William II prince of Orange/stadholder
1652 Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van de Palts German/French duchess of Orleans
1738 Bonaventura Furlanetto composer
1756 Maximilian I Jozef King of Bavaria
1774 Francis Beaufort Admiral/hydrographer (Beaufort wind force scale)
1794 Cornelius Vanderbilt millionaire (B & O railroad)
1799 Jacques-François-Fromental-Elle Halevy [Elie Levy], composer
1806 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque composer
1815 Henry Parkes British journalist/premier of Australia
1818 Amelia Jenks Bloomer suffragette known for her pantaloons
1819 Julia Ward Howe US, author/lecturer (Battle Hymn of the Republic)
1822 Henry Wylde composer
1822 Josef Joachim Raff composer
1823 John Gray Foster Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
1836 Edwin Gray Lee Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1870
1836 Jay Gould US railroad executive, financier
1837 "Wild Bill" Hickok [James Butler] cowboy/scout
1837 Robert Frederick Hoke Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1912
1839 Luigi Capuana Sicilian author/critic (Roccaverdina)
1849 "Blind" Tom Bethune pianist/composer
1852 Billy Barnes cricketer (England all-rounder 1880-90)
1854 Georges Eekhoud Belgian writer (Jeune Belgium)
1861 Victoria E Matthews educator
1867 Arnold Bennett England, novelist/playwright/critic (Great Babylon)
1870 Lionel Palairet cricketer (elegant England bat in the Golden Age)
1871 Georges-Henri Rouault Fr expressionist painter (Miserere et Guerre)
1874 Dustin Farnum US, actor (Squaw Man, Virginian) [or 1870]
1874 Richard von Schaukal Austria poet/writer (Eros Thanatos)
1879 Lucile Watson actress (Great Lie, Watch on the Rhine, Let's Dance)
1881 Rudolf Pannwitz German writer
1884 Bax Brod composer
1887 Emiel van der Straeten Flemish playwright (Sudanese legends)
1887 Erich Kuttner German journalist/historian (Vorwärts)
1887 Frank Woolley cricketer (long-running England left-arm all-rounder)
1888 Louis Durey composer
1891 Claude Adonai Champagne composer
1892 Sara Heyblom Dutch actress (Pygmalion, Fietsen naar de Maan)
1894 Dashiell Hammett Maryland, author (Sam Spade, Maltese Falcon)
1894 Louis-Ferdinand Céline France, novelist (Journey to End of Night)
1895 Marij Kogoj composer
1897 John Douglas Cockroft English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951)
19-- Isabel Lascurain México, singer
1902 Celius Dougherty composer
1906 Robert Shone director-general (NEDC)
1907 Felix de Nobel Dutch orchestra leader
1907 Rachel Louise Carson biologist/ecologist/writer (Silent Spring)
1908 Alex Brown snooker player
1908 Harold Rome composer (Fanny, Pins & Needles)
1908 Melle J Oldeboerrigter [Melle], Dutch painter/cartoonist
1909 Isador Goodman composer
1910 Daniel Greenway CEO (Daniel Greenway & Sons)
1911 Hubert Humphrey (Senator-D-MN) 38th Vice President (1965-69), 1969 Presidential candidate
1911 Torolf Elster Norwegian journalist/writer (Frihet och demokrati)
1911 Vincent Price St Louis MO, actor (House on Haunted Hill, The House of Usher, Pit and the Pendulum, Scream and Scream Again, The Fly)
1912 John Cheever writer (Wapshot Chronicle)
1912 Sam Snead Hot Springs VA, PGA golfer (Masters 1949, 52, 54/PGA-1963, 65, 67, 70, 72, 73)
1913 Arthur Mervyn Stockwood bishop (Southwark England)
1913 Wolfgang Schulze [Wols] German cartoonist/painter
1914 Hugh Le Caine composer
1914 Lord Erroll of Hale British minister
1914 Rose Stainton CEO (British Airways)
1915 Herman Wouk New York NY, novelist (Caine Mutiny, Winds of War)
1915 Mario del Monaco Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini)
1916 Norman Griggs Vice President (Building Society Association)
1918 Yasuhiro Nakasone Japanese PM (1982-87)
1919 Kam Fong Honolulu HI, actor (Hawaii Five-0)
1920 Michael Webster CEO (DRG)
1920 William Crawshay Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent
1921 Caryl Chessman kidnapper who got the death penalty (1960)
1921 Redd Stewart Ashland City TN, guitarist/pianist (Pee Wee King Show)
1922 Christopher Lee London England, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles)
1922 Sidney Keyes English poet (Iron Laurel)
1923 Henry Kissinger Secretary of State (1973-77)/Nobel Peace Prize (1973)
1923 Lord Freyberg British Colonel of General Staff
1925 John Moberly diplomat
1925 Mai Zetterling Sweden, actress (Only 2 Can Play, Quartet)
1926 Gordon Leggat cricketer (open batsman for New Zealand in 9 Tests 1953-56)
1927 Bryan Cowgill deputy chairman (Mirror Group)
1927 Jan Blokker Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)
1928 Thea Musgrave Barnton Midlothian Scot, composer (Mary Queen of Scots)
1929 Donald Howard Keats composer
1930 Eino Tamberg composer
1930 John Barth novelist (The Sot-Weed Factor)
1930 Simon Barrington-Ward
1930 William S Sessions Arkansas, director of FBI
1931 Florence Sharples director (British YWCA)
1931 John Chapple British chief of General Staff
1931 Kenny Price Florence KY, country singer (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw)
1931 Veroslav Neumann composer
1932 Jeffrey Bernard singer
1934 Harlan [Jay] Ellison US, sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Doomsman, Babylon 5)
1935 Elias Gistelinck Flemish composer
1935 Lee Meriwether Los Angeles CA, Miss America (Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones)
1935 Ramsey Lewis Chicago IL, pop jazz artist (Hang on Sloopy)
1936 Benjamin Bathurst vice chief of British Defense Staff
1936 Eric Anderson headmaster (Eton)
1936 Lord Holme president British Liberal Party
1936 Louis Gossett Jr Brooklyn NY, actor (An Officer & a Gentleman, The Deep)
1939 Don Williams Floydada TX, country singer (I Believe in You)
1939 Earl Cairns CEO (S G Warburg & Co)
1939 Jerry Mercer Montréal Canada, rock drummer (April Wine-Just Between You and Me)
1940 Rene Koering composer
1941 Adriaan Venema Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)
1941 Allan Carr Chicago IL, director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire)
1941 Davina Phillips actress
1942 Kent Bede Bernard Trinidad, 4X400 runner (Olympics-bronze-1964)
1942 Priscilla Anne McLean composer
1942 Roger Freeman British minister of transport
1943 Bruce Weitz Norwalk CT, actor (Hill St Blues, Death of a Centerfold)
1943 Cilla Black Liverpool England, rock vocalist (You're My World)
1944 Christopher J Dodd (Governor/Senator-D-CT, 1981- )
1945 Bruce Cockburn Ottawa Canada, folk rock vocalist (Waterwalker)
1947 Liana Alexandra composer
1947 Peter DeFazio (Representative-D-OR)
1947 Robert Reinacher Jr horse trainer
1948 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-8, T-14, TM-7)
1948 Anna E "Annelies" Balhan Dutch revue-artist/actress (Sweet Chairty)
1948 Pete Sears bassist (Jefferson Starship)
1951 Beau Kazer Toronto Ontario Canada, actor (Brock-Young and Restless)
1951 John Conteh boxer
1951 Norma Jean Almodovar Binghampton, auto-biographer (Cop to Call Girl)
1954 Catherine Carr US breaststroke swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1972)
1955 Bill Malley Oakland CA, Nike golfer (1991 El Paso Open-30th)
1955 Graeme "Jock" Edwards cricketer (beefy New Zealand lefty batsman late 70's)
1956 Lisa Niemi Houston TX, actress (Dirty Dancing, Will Rodgers Follies)
1956 Nick Lowery NFL kicker (New York Jets)
1956 Steve Pagano horse trainer
1957 Bruce Furniss US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1976)
1957 Duncan Goodhew swimmer
1957 Siouxsie Sioux [Janet Susan Dallion] Kent England, punk rock vocalist (Siouxsie & the Bandshee-Wild Thing)
1958 Linnea Quigley Davenport IA, actress (Night of the Demons, Virgin High)
1958 Neil Finn rocker (Split Enz-I Got You, Crowded House)
1960 Ray Armsetad Kirksville MO, 4X400 runner (Olympics-gold-1984)
1960 Vinodhan John cricket pace bowler (Sri Lankan in 6 Tests 1983-84)
1961 Cathy Silvers New York NY, actress (Jenny-Happy Days, Foley Square)
1961 Jill Sterkel US swimmer (Olympics-bronze-1976, 84, 88)
1961 John Lugbill Wauseon OH, US canoist/kayaker (Olympics-92)
1961 Peri Gilpin Waco TX, actor (Roz Doyle-Frasier)
1962 Mariangela D'Abbraccio Naples Italy, TV actress (Passioni)
1962 Meg Parsont personality (David Letterman Show)
1962 Ravi Shastri cricketer (Indian SLA all-rounder 1981-92)
1962 Ray Borner Australian basketball center (Olympics-1984, 88, 92, 96)
1965 Jacob Brumfield Bogalusa LA, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1965 Pat Cash Australia, tennis player (Wimbledon 1987)
1965 Todd Bridges San Fransisco CA, actor (Diff'rent Strokes, Fish)
1966 Eric Leckner NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
1966 John Jaha Portland OR, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
1966 Ray Sheppard Pembroke, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
1966 Sean Kinney US rock drummer (Alice in Chains-We Die Young)
1967 Chin Yang jockey
1967 Doug West NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1967 George McCloud NBA forward/guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns)
1967 Paul Gascoigne soccer player
1967 Ruthie Bolton Holifield WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs/Olympics-gold-96)
1968 Cedric Smith NFL running back (Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals)
1968 Frank Thomas "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
1968 Jeff Bagwell Boston MA, infielder (Houston Astros)
1968 John Connelly Toledo OH, Nike golfer (1991 New Hampshire Open)
1969 Chip Beake WLAF administrative assistant (Barcelona Dragons)
1969 Dondré T Whitfield Brooklyn NY, actor (Another World, All My Children)
1969 François Letourneau St Jerome Québec, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1969 Lesley Tashlin Toronto Ontario, 100 meter hurdler (Olympics-96)
1969 Todd Hundley Martinsville VA, catcher (New York Mets)
1969 Travis Williams NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
1970 Liz Earley St Catharines Ontario, LPGA golfer (1995 Thailand Open)
1970 Michael Blackburn Australian laser yachter (Olympics-96)
1970 Todd Collins linebacker (New England Patriots)
1971 Corey Beck NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
1971 Ferdino Hernandez soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1971 Monika Schnarre Toronto Ontario Canada, actress (Ivana-Bold & Beautiful)
1971 Scott Szeredy NFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Chiefs, Barcelona Dragons)
1972 Antonio Freeman NFL wide reciever (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1972 Karen Hecox US 1500 meter runner
1972 Troy Sienkiewicz NFL tackle/guard (San Diego Chargers)
1974 Danny Wuerffel NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)
1976 Darrell Russell defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1976 Richard Park Seoul Kor, NHL center (Pittsburgh Penguins)
1980 Jessica Deglau Vancouver British Columbia, 200 meter butterfly (Olympics-96)


Deaths which occurred on May 27th:
0866 Ordoño I King of Asturia (850-66), dies
0927 Symeon czar of Bulgaria ( -927)
1039 Dirk III Hierosolymita Count of Holland, dies
1178 Godfried van Rhenen bishop of Utrecht, dies
1508 Ludovico Sforza [il Moro] Italian duke of Milan, dies at 55
1525 Thomas Münzer German vicar/boer leader, executed
1541 Margaretha duchess of Salisbury, beheaded
1549 Lijsbeth Dirksdr Fries antabaptist, drowns
1564 Jean Caulvin [John Calvin] priest/church reformer, dies at 54
1569 François de Coligny French general (Jarnac), dies
1576 Louis de Boisot Dutch Admiral, drowns at about 44
1580 Jonker Barthold Entens van Mentheda until Middelstum dies
1596 Tibaldi II Italian painter/sculptor/architect, dies
1627 Everhardus van Bronchorst lawyer, dies at 73
1638 Nicolas Forme composer, dies at 71
1647 Achsah Young becomes 1st woman known to be executed as a witch (Massachusetts)
1652 Jacques Huyn composer, dies at 39
1661 Archibald Campbell Scottish politician, beheaded at about 53
1690 Giovanni Legrenzi Italian composer, dies at 63
1708 Jacques Danican Philidor composer, dies at 51
1768 Johann M Fleischmann German/Dutch stamp/letter designer, dies
1790 Jeremiah Carlton laziest man in history, heir to a large fortune at 19 went to bed & stayed there for next 70 years, dies at 89
1797 François-Noal "Gracchus" Babeuf French utopian socialist, dies at 36
1840 Niccolò Paganini composer/violinist, dies at 57
1855 Nikolaj A Bestoezjev Russian writer/painter (Account of Holland), dies
1863 Edward Payson Chapin Union Brigadier General, dies at 31
1876 Joseph Bosworth lexicographer/scholar, dies
1878 Carlo Marsili composer, dies at 49
1887 Coenraad J van Houten Dutch cocoa manufacturer, dies at 86
1896 Allard Pierson theologist/philosopher/art historian/poet, dies
1902 Jan van Droogenbroeck Flemish poet, dies
1910 Robert Koch German bacteriologist (TB, Cholera, Nobel), dies
1914 Joseph Wilson Swan physicist/chemist, dies
1916 Joseph S Galliéni General/Military Governor of Paris, dies
1918 Henry Adams US literature historian (Esther), dies at 80
1925 Ed McKeever president (Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of pneumonia
1934 Meijer Linnewiel [Professor Kokadorus] Amsterdam street hawker, dies
1939 Joseph Roth Austria, journalist (Fluctuate ohne Ende), dies at 44
1941 AH Borgesius tutor/experimentator/amateur astronomer, dies at 76
1941 Günther Lütjens German Admiral (Bismarck), dies
1949 Ropert L Ripley cartoonist (Believe It or Not), dies at 55 in New York
1951 Thomas Blamey soldier, dies
1954 Herzmanovsky-Orlando writer, dies
1958 Ainslie Pryor actor (Adventures of Hiram Holiday), dies at 46
1958 Samuel Stritch US cardinal/archbishop (Chicago), dies
1960 Edward Brophy actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy), dies at 65
1960 George Zucco actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Desire Me), dies at 74
1963 Lambrakis Greek EDA-parliament leader, murdered
1964 Jawaharial Nehru Independent India's 1st PM, dies at 74
1968 Little Willie John rocker, dies at 30
1969 Jeffrey Hunter actor (Christopher Pike-Star Trek Cage), dies at 43
1970 Emmy van Lokhorst author, dies at 78
1971 Chips Rafferty actor (Kona Coast, Walk into Hell), dies at 62
1975 Ezzard Charles heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), dies in Chicago at 53
1976 Ruth McDevitt actress (Jo-All in the Family), dies at 80
1982 Jo Lagrillière [Joke] Flemish cartoon character, dies at 47
1983 Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk composer, dies at 67
1985 Kay Campbell actress (All My Children), dies at 80
1986 Gaston Duribreux Flemish writer (Sour Dove), dies at 82
1988 Florida Friebus actress (Bob Newhart Show), dies of a stroke at 79
1988 Melvin J "Cy" Oliver US jazz composer/orchestra leader, dies at 77
1988 Renato Salvatori actor (Burn, Luna, 2 Women), dies
1989 Jack Starrett director/actor (Chase, Nightwish, 1st Blood), dies
1991 Ed Dodd cartoonist (Mark Trail), dies at 88
1992 Daniël Robberechts Belgian writer (Aankomen in Avignon), dies at 55
1992 Glen White dancer/actor (Graft, Camille), dies of AIDS at 42
1992 John Myhers director/actor (Billion Dollar Hobo), dies at 70
1992 Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo mobster (St Valentines Day), dies at 86
1993 Jan Wiley actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies
1993 Willem P G Assmann Dutch MP, dies at 85
1994 Norman Cook British museum curator, dies at 87
1994 Red Rodney [Albino Red/The Red Arrow] bebop-trumpeter, dies at 66
1994 Theo Swagemakers portrait painter, dies at 95
1995 C W Stubblefield music Promoter, dies at 64
1995 Ulyses Simpson Kay composer, dies at 78
1996 Albert "Pud" Brown clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 79
1996 Ivan Sutton concert Promotoer, dies at 82
1996 Jack Massey groundsman, dies at 85

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