29th May, on this day

363 Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sassanid capital, but is unable to take the city
526 Antioch struck by Earthquake; about 250,000 die
757 St Paul I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1138 Anti-Pope Victor IV (Gregorio) overthrows self for Innocentius II
1167 Lombard League defeat Frederick Barbarossa at Battle of Legnano
1176 Battle at Legnano: Lombardi League beats Frederik Barbarossa
1415 Council of Konstanz
1453 Mohammad II, founder of the Ottoman Empire, captures the city of Constantinople which is later declared the Empire's capital
1453 French banker Jacques Coeurs possessions confiscated
1500 Portuguese explorer Bartalomeu Diaz drowns during a voyage
1576 Spanish army under Mondragón conquerors Zierik sea
1630 Governor John Winthrop begins "History of New England"
1652 English Admiral Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under Lieutenant-Admiral Tromp
1660 Charles II restored to English throne after Puritan Commonwealth
1677 Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Indians.
1692 Battle at La Hogue: English and Dutch fleet beat France
1692 Royal Hospital Founders Day 1st celebrated
1721 South Carolina formally incorporated as a royal colony
1727 Peter II Aleksei (11) becomes czar of Russia
1733 Right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves upheld at Quebec City.
1753 Joseph Haydn's "Krumme Teufel" premieres
1765 Patrick Henry historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
1780 Waxhaw massacre : Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton brutally massacred Colonel Abraham Buford's continentals even after the continentals surrendered. 113 Americans were killed.
1787 "Virginia Plan" proposed
1790 Rhode Island becomes last of original 13 colonies ratifying Constitution
1848 Battle at Curtazone: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte
1848 Wisconsin becomes 30th state
1849 Lincoln says "You can fool some of the people all of the time, & of people some of time, but you can't fool all of the people all of time"
1849 Patent for lifting vessels granted to Abraham Lincoln
1861 Dorothea Dix offers help in setting up hospitals for Union Army
1864 Mexican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz. His first time in Mexico
1867 Austro-Hungarian agreement called Ausgleich ("the Compromise") is born through Act 12, which established the Austro-Hungarian Empire; on June 8 Emperor Franz Joseph was crowned King of Hungary.
1868 The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.
1871 Whit Monday becomes the first official Bank Holiday in Britain
1874 Present constitution of Switzerland takes effect
1884 1st steam cable trams start in highgate
1886 Chemist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in the Atlanta Journal.
1889 August Strindberg's "Hemsoborna" premieres in Copenhagen
1900 Trademark "Escalator" registered by Otis Elevator Co
1905 Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk, Lithuania
1910 Pope's encyclical on Editae Saepe, against church reformers
1912 15 young women fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing the "Turkey Trot" during their lunch break
1914 Cruise liner Empress of Ireland collides with a Norwegian freighter on the St Lawrence River in Canada. More than 1000 are killed
1916 Official flag of President of US adopted
1916 US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924
1919 Charles Strite patents pop-up toaster
1919 Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington
1919 Republic of Prekmurje founded
1922 Ecuador becomes independent
1928 Fritz von Opel reaches 200 kph in experimental rocket car
1932 World War I Veterans begin to assemble in Washington, DC in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
1940 In WWII, Germans capture Ostend and Ypres in Belgium and Lille in France
1942 American singer Bing Crosby records the world's top selling record: "White Christmas", for the soundtrack of the film Holiday Inn
1943 Confederacy of Algiers (Churchill-Marshall-Eisenhower)
1943 Meat and cheese rationed in US
1944 British troops occupy Apriliam, Italy
1944 World War II: American aircraft carrier Block Island is sunk by a German submarine in the Atlantic
1945 US 1st Marine division conquerors Shuri-castle, Okinawa
1950 In Britain, BBC radio broadcasts the first episode of the Archers
1950 St. Roch, first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia .
1951 1st North Pole flight in single engine plane-CF Blair
1953 New Zealand climber Sir Edmund Hillary and his sherpa Tenzing Norgay, become the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest in the Himalayas. The news breaks in Britain on Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Day, June 2nd
1954 Kirk and Anne Douglas married
1954 Pope Pius X issues holy declaration
1955 Jordan government of Tewfik Abdul Huda resigns
1956 Arnold Schönberg's "Modern Psalm" premieres
1957 Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators
1957 Laos Government of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns
1959 Charles de Gaulle forms French Government
1960 Everly Brothers "Cathy's Clown" hits number 1
1962 Barbra Streisand appears on "The Garry Moore Show"
1967 Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II
1968 Manchester United become the first English team to win European Championship soccer tournament beating Benfica of Portugal 4-1 at Wembley after an added 30 minutes
1968 UN resolves sanctions on white-minority-ruled Rhodesia
1969 Britain's Trans-Arctic expedition makes 1st crossing of Arctic Sea ice
1970 USSR performs nuclear test (underground)
1972 26 people are killed and dozens more injured when three Japanese gunmen opened fire on crowds at Lod International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel.
1973 Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records
1973 Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles, CA
1974 Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster
1977 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1978 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's 1st black PM
1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 In the first Papal visit to Britain since 1531, Pope Paul II prays alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Church of England, at Canterbury Cathedral
1982 Pentagon plans 1st strategy to fight a nuclear war
1985 39 football fans are killed and at least another 400 injured when a wall collapses during crowd violence at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels only minutes before the start of the European Cup Final between Liverpool and Juventus
1987 "Twilight Zone" director John Landis found innocent in death of actor Vic Morrow
1987 Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man's remains
1988 President Zia ul-Haq fires government/disbands parliament in Pakistan
1988 U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union as he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
1989 Student protesters in Tiananmen Square China construct a replica of the Statue of Liberty
1990 An earthquake hits Peru, killing 56
1990 Boris Yeltsin is elected President of the Russian Republic
1993 Nazis kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen, Germany
1994 Great comet-iceball seen above North Sea
1994 Hungary's Socialist Party wins parliamentary election
1996 Space Shuttle STS 77 (Endeavour 11), lands
1997 Jesse Timmedequas, found guilty of rape/murder of Megan Kanka, 7
1999 US space shuttle Discovery becomes the first spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station still under construction in space
2004 The Al-Khobar massacres in Saudi Arabia kill 22.
2005 France, one of the founders of a united Europe, resoundingly rejects the European Constitution.

29th May 2006

Race against time in Java quake

US crash sparks Afghanistan riot

TV crew killed in Baghdad attack

29th May 2007

Five Britons abducted in Iraq

New Nigerian president sworn in

Outcry over TV kidney contest

29th May 2008

World Bank offers £1.2bn food aid

Strong earthquake rocks Iceland

Seven killed by Indian elephant

29th May 2009

250 die in Sudan horse battles

'Gunmen attack' Iran election office

US launches cyber security plan

29th May 2010

Thousands flee volcanic eruptions

Insulin giant pulls medicine from Greece

Eurovision Song Contest 2010

Birthdates which occurred on 29th May :

1627 Anne of Orléans duchess of Montpensier (Grand Mademoiselle)
1630 Charles II king of England (1660-85)
1673 Cornelis van Bijnkershoek lawyer/president of High Council
1716 Louis J M Daubenton French zoologist
1730 William Jackson composer
1731 Orazio Mei composer
1736 Patrick Henry US, patriot "Give me liberty or give me death"
1741 Johann Gottfried Krebs composer
1791 Pietro Romani composer
1810 Erasmus Darwin Keyes Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1810 Juan B Alberdi [Figarillo] Argentina politician/writer
1810 Solomon Meredith Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1875
1824 Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox Major General (Confederate Army)
1825 David Bell Birney Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1826 Ebenezer Butterick inventor (tissue paper dress pattern)
1827 Reuben Lindsay Walker Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1890
1837 Alexander F de Savornin Lohmann Dutch minister/party leader (CHU)
1837 Luca Fumagalli composer
1839 Ned Gregory cricketer (brother of Dave, father of Syd Played 1st Test)
1840 Hans Makart Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz)
1843 Emile Pessard composer
1846 Albert György earl Apponyi Hungarian minister of Education
1851 Léon Bourgeois French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920)
1852 Jindrich z Albestu Kaan composer
1860 Isaac [Manuel F] Albéniz Spanish pianist/composer (Iberia)
1864 A H Borgesius Dutch amateur astronomer
1868 Fréderic baron d'Erlanger French composer/banker
1874 Gilbert Keith Chesterton England, journalist/poet/critic/novelist (Man Who Made Gold)
1880 Oswald Spengler Germany, philosopher (Decline of the West)
1881 Frederik Septimus Kelly composer
1883 William Beatton Moonie composer
1885 Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich British astronomer (theory of relativity)
1890 Francis de Bourguignon composer
1892 Alfonsina Storni Argentine poet (La inquietud del rosal)
1894 Beatrice Lillie Toronto, comedian/actress (Around World in 80 Days)
1894 Josef von Sternberg Austrian director (Der blaue Engel)
1896 George L Funke botanist (Flower Physiology)
1897 Erich Wolfgang Korngold Brno Austria, movie composer (Violanta)
1897 Ignace Lilien composer
19-- Donna Jean Young East McKeesport PA, comedienne (Laugh-in)
19-- Roya Megnot Southfield MI, actress (Ava-Loving)
19-- Sandy Helberg Frankfurt Germany, actor (Flatbush, 79 Park Ave)
1903 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes] Kent England, entertainer/comedian (famous profile)
1904 Robert Knox bacteriologist
1905 Fela Sowande composer
1905 Jan [Johannes] Teulings Dutch actor/director (That Joyous Eve)
1905 Sebastian Shaw Holt England, actor (Return of Jedi, Chimera, High Season, Spy in Black)
1906 Hans Joachim Schaeuble composer
1906 Terence Hanbury White Bombay India, novelist (England Have My Bones)
1907 Desmond Shawe-Taylor critic
1909 Neil R[onald] Jones US, sci-fi author (Space War, Twin Worlds)
1910 Agnes Beatrice Read medical social worker
1911 James Marjoribanks British ambassador
1911 Louis Wain agricultural scientist
1912 John Hanlo Dutch poet (Go to the Mosque)
1913 Douglas Black physician
1913 Iris Adrian Los Angeles CA, actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard)
1915 David Jenklins librarian (National Library of Wales)
1915 Igor Buketoff Hartford CT, conductor (Iceland Symphony 1964-65)
1915 Lord Huntingfield British agent to UN Secreteriat
1916 Carl M Story fiddler
1917 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Brookline MA, (Senator-D-MA), 35th President (1961-1963)
1918 Herb Shriner humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show)
1918 Isabel Dean England, actress (5 Days one Summer, Virgin Island, Ransom)
1920 Robin Haydon British diplomat
1921 Clifton James New York NY, actor (Buster & Billie, David & Lisa)
1921 George Terry chief constable (Sussex England)
1921 James Clifton Spokane WA, actor (Live & Let Die)
1922 Iannis Xenakis Braila Romania, composer/architect/mathematician
1922 John Heerbecq Church commissioner
1923 Earl of Morley Lord Lieutenant (Devon)
1923 Richard Worsley quarter master General
1925 Kenneth Couzens CEO (Coal Products)
1926 Charles Denner Tarnow Poland, actor (And Now My Love)
1926 Iannis Xenakis composer/architect/engineer
1927 Carl Toms stage designer (1 Million BC, Moon Zero Two)
1927 Dick Hillenius Dutch biologist/writer
1927 Trevor Holdsworth CEO (National Power)
1928 Felix Rohatyn Vienna Austria, investment banker (New York Big MAC Bonds)
1929 Anthony Grant British MP
1929 Katie Boyle [Lady Sander Saunders] British broadcaster
1929 Kennetgh Couzens CEO (Coal Products)
1930 Eleanor Fazan opera/show choreographer (Lassiter, Ruling Class)
1931 Carl Toms stage designer
1932 Paul Erlich environmental scientist
1935 André P Brink South African writer (Dry White Season)
1935 Denis J Worrall South African politician/leader (DP)
1935 Martin Garrod Commandant General (Royal Marines)
1936 Arlene McQuade New York NY, actress (Rosalie-Goldbergs)
1937 Alwin Schockemohle horse show jumper
1937 Irmin Schmidt rocker (Can)
1937 Peter Kolman composer
1938 Francis Thomas (Fay) Vincent baseball commissioner
1939 Al Unser auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1970, 71)
1939 Martin Garrod Commandant General Royal Marines
1939 Nanette Newman writer/actress (Endless Game, Of Human Bondage)
1941 Douglas Scott mountaineer
1941 Roy Crewsdon Manchester, rocker (Freddie & The Dreamers)
1942 Kevin Conway New York NY, actor (Flash Point, Cage of Angels)
1943 Bob Edgar (Representative-D-PA, 1975-87)
1943 E Thomas Coleman (Representative-R-MO, 1976- )
1943 Terry Pavey editor (TV Times)
1944 Helmut Berger actor (Ash Wednesday, Damned, Picture of Dorian Gray)
1944 Quentin Davies MP (C)
1945 Lord Fraser of Carmyllie Minister of State (Scotland)
1945 Martin Pipe horse trainer
1945 Mike Rossi rocker (Status Quo)
1946 Robin Johnson Brooklyn NY, actress (Times Square)
1947 Mark Nelson Brooklyn NY, crew member (Biosphere 2)
1948 Anthony Geary Coalville UT, actor (Luke/Bill-General Hospital)
1948 Linda Esther Gray opera singer
1948 Michael Berkley composer/broadcaster
1949 Francis Rossi London England, guitarist/vocalist (Status Quo-Down Down, Picture of a Matchstick Man)
1949 Gary Brooker Essex England, rock keyboardist (Procol Harum)
1950 Rebbie [Maureen] Jackson Gary IN, singer (R U Tuff Enuff)
1950 Talat Ali cricketer (Pakistan opening batsman in ten Tests 1972-80)
1952 Louise Cooper UK, sci-fi author (Nemesis, Inferno, Infanta, Nocturne)
1953 Danny Elfman Los Angeles CA, composer (Simspon Show Theme)
1953 Ranji Nanan cricketer (Trinidad off-spinner, 1 Test vs Pakistan 1981)
1953 Rick Henderson Beaumont TX, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around)
1955 Jerry Dengler Colorado Springs CO, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around)
1955 John Hinckley Jr shot & wounded President Reagan in 1981
1955 Mike Porcaro rock bassist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa)
1956 Greg R rocker (Bad)
1956 Larry Blackmon rocker (Cameo-Alligator Woman)
1956 LaToya Yvette Jackson Gary IN, singer (posed in Playboy, Millipede)
1958 Annette Bening Topeka KS, actress (American Beauty, Grifters, Bugsy, Valmont)
1958 Ivar Sisniega México, pentathlete (Olympics-1980)
1958 Sam Clancy WLAF defensive assistant coach (Barcelona Dragons)
1959 Mel Gaynor Glasgow Scotland, rock drummer (Simple Minds-Water Front)
1959 Rupert Everett Norfolk England, actor (My Best Friend's Wedding, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Next Best Thing)
1959 Tamayo Otsuki actress (Mrs Yamagami-Davis Rules)
1960 Adrian Paul London England, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander)
1961 David Palmer heavy metal drummer (ABC, AC/DC)
1961 Melissa Etheridge US singer/songwriter/guitarist (Never Enough)
1961 Todd Boonstra Minneapolis MN, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1962 Eric Davis Los Angeles CA, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
1962 Gerry Norquist Portland OR, Nike golfer (1990 Boise Open-5th)
1963 Lisa Whelchel Fort Worth TX, actress (Blair-Facts of Life, Michey Mouse Club)
1963 Tracey E Bregman Recht Munich Germany, actress (Days of Our Life)
1965 Charlie Hayes Hattisburg MS, 3rd baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees)
1965 Emilio Sanchez Madrid Spain, Tennis player (Olympics-bronze-1988)
1965 Jammo Myllys Savonlinna Finland, hockey goalie (Team Finland, Olympics-bronze-98)
1966 Floyd Turner NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
1967 Bill Risley Chicago IL, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1967 Karina Orum Denmark, golfer (Scandinavian champion 1989)
1967 Mike Keane Winnipeg, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche)
1967 Ray Bernard CFL linebacker (Montréal Alouettes)
1968 Brian Roche NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
1968 Duane Young NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
1969 Toby Borland Quitman LA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
1969 Wiltrud Probst Nuermberg Germany, tennis star (1992 Belgian Open)
1972 Bill Curley NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
1972 David Hendrix NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
1972 Kenny McEntyre WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)
1972 Kevin McDougal CFL quarterback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1973 Emma Johnson Sydney New South Wales Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1973 Etdrick Bohannon NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
1973 Jason Dawe North York, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
1973 Malcolm Allen Wauchope New South Wales Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1973 Tiffany M Sloan Orange County CA, playmate (October 1992)
1974 Barbara Mulej Kranj Slovenia, tennis star (1992 Futures Germany)
1974 Kenny Bynum running back (San Diego Chargers)
1974 Robyn Petroskey Minneapolis MN, figure skater (1996 Midwest champion)
1975 Alexander Zhurik hockey defenseman (Belarus, Olympics-98)
1975 Bianca Langham Australian field hockey fullback/halfback (Olympics-96)
1975 Melanie Janine Brown "Scary Spice", Leeds, vocalist (Spice Girls)
1975 Shoshanna Lonstein New York NY, girlfriend (Jerry Seinfeld)
1977 Brent Roberts Leesville LA, diver (Olympics-96)
1977 Danny Gerard Mount Vernon NY, actor (Alan Silver-Brooklyn Bridge)
1979 Luann Roberts Miss Alabama Teen USA (1996)
1980 Valérie Hould-Marchand Riviere-Du-Loup QU, synchronized swim (Olympics-silver-96)
1983 Richard Jackson Redlands CA, actor (Ryan Meyers-Saved by the Bell)
1989 Danielle Riley Keough grand daughter of Elvis Presley
1991 Coral Browne Australian actor (Ruling Class), dies of cancer at 77


Deaths which occurred on May 29th:
1453 Constantine XI Dragases last Byzantine Emperor, dies at 49
1500 Bartholomeu Diaz de Narvaez (Novaez) Portuguese sea explorer, drowns
1544 Jacobus Latomus [Jasques Masson] Belgian inquisitor, dies at about 68
1546 Cardinal Beaton English archbishop of St Andrews, murdered
1593 John Penry English congressionalist, executed
1629 Arnold Baert Flemish lawyer/member of Great Council, dies at about 74
1660 György Rákóczi II prince of Transsylvania, dies in battle
1660 Peter Scriverius lawyer/historian, dies at 44
1680 Abraham Megerle composer, dies at 73
1691 Cornelis Tromp Admiral-General/son of Maarten T, dies at 61
1750 Giuseppe Porsile composer, dies at 70
1788 Jacques Aliamet French etcher/engraver, dies at 61
1814 Joséphine empress of France (1804-14), dies
1815 Cornelis de Gijselaar politician/patriot, dies at 64
1816 Madame L'Ouverture widow of Haiti's leader Toussaint L'O, dies
1829 Humphry Davy scientist/inventor (Miner's safety lamp), dies at 84
1833 William Marshall composer, dies at 84
1862 Franciszek Wincenty Mirecki composer, dies at 71
1869 Philippe Vandermaelen Flemish cartographer/publisher, dies at 73
1877 John Lothrop Motley (History of United Netherlands), dies at 63
1883 Albrecht of Prussia mistress of John van Rossum, dies at 73
1883 WFLC Marianne princess of Orange-Nassau, dies
1885 Alfred von Meissner Austrian physician/writer (Ziska), dies at 63
1892 Baha'u'llah [Mirza HA Noeri] Persian founder (Bahá'í), dies at 74
1899 Frantz Jehin-Prume composer, dies at 60
1905 Leon Francis Victor Caron composer, dies at 55
1910 Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev Russian composer (Islamej), dies at 73
1911 William Schwenck Gilbert England, writer (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74
1922 Jevgeni B Vachtangov Armenian/Russian actor/director, dies at 39
1923 Adolf Oberländer German painter, dies
1924 Pierre-Paul Cambon French diplomat (Madrid/London), dies
1933 Frank Sugg cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for England 1888), dies
1934 Eugenie Besserer actress (Anna Christie, Madame X), dies at 65
1934 Heihatjirô Tôjô Japanese Admiral (Russian-Japanese War), dies
1935 Josef Suk Czechoslovakia, violinist/composer, dies at 61
1942 John Barrymore US actor (Beloved Rogue, Dinner at 8), dies at 60
1943 Hermann Hans Wetzler composer, dies at 72
1948 May Whitty actress (Gaslight, Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), dies at 82
1951 Dimitrios Levidis composer, dies at 66
1951 Fanny Brice Ziegfeld Girl (Baby Snooks Show), dies at 59
1951 Josef Bohuslav Foerster composer, dies at 91
1951 Robert Kahn composer, dies at 85
1955 Daniël G van Beuningen art collector, dies at 78
1956 Albert H Edelkoort theologist (Christusverwachting), dies at 65
1956 Hermann Abendroth German conductor (Gewandhausorkest), dies at 73
1957 George Bacovia [Vasiliu] Romanian poet/composer (Plumb), dies at 75
1958 Juan Ramón Jiménez Spanish poet (Nobel 1956), dies at 76
1961 Uuno Kalervo Klami composer, dies at 60
1967 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster composer, dies at 69
1970 John Gunther author/host (John Gunther's High Road), dies at 68
1971 Max Trapp composer, dies at 83
1973 Eric Applewhite entertainer, dies
1977 Goddard Lieberson composer, dies at 66
1978 Bob Crane actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 49
1979 Mary Pickford actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies at 86
1982 Romy Schneider actress (Cardinal), dies of cardiac arrest at 43
1984 Eric Morecambe comedian (Morecambe & Wise), dies at 58
1985 39 die at Heysel Stadium in Liverpool in a riot prior to soccer match
1985 Madge West actress (Grandma-McLean Stevenson Show), dies at 93
1987 Alain Vincx Belgian stuntman, dies in an accident at 40
1991 Coral Browne Australian actress, (Dreamchild, Ruling Class), dies of cancer at 77
1992 Bill Beyers actor (Wally-Capitol), dies of AIDS at 37
1992 Karl Carstens president of RFA (1979-84), dies
1992 Peter John "Ollie" Halsall guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 43
1992 Pippa Steele actress (Vampire Lovers), dies of cancer at 44
1993 Billy Conn boxer (fought Joe Louis 1951), dies of pneumonia at 75
1993 Tiny Hofman Amsterdam activist (Nieuwmarkt), dies at 68
1994 Erich Honecker President of German Democratic Republic (1971-89), dies in Chile at 81
1994 Ezra Taft Benson minister of Agriculture/leader of mormon (1985-94), dies at 94
1994 Harry Levin literary Scholar, dies at 81
1994 Jose Bohr actor (El Traidor, Sueno de Amor), dies at 92
1994 Joseph Janni producer, dies at 78
1994 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson drummer, dies at 61
1995 Margaret Chase Smith 1st woman Representative & Senator (R-ME), dies at 97
1996 James George "Jimmy" Rowles jazz pianist, dies at 77
1996 Jeremy Sinden actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem), dies at 45
1996 Tamara Toumanova dancer, dies at 77
1997 George Fenneman announcer (You Bet Your Life), dies at 77
1997 Jeff Buckley musician, drowns at 30
1997 John Sengstacke publisher (Defender), dies at 84

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