6th May, on this day

1312 Pope Clement V closes Council of Vienna
1476 Emperor Frederik III of Habsburg and duke Charles the Stout arrange marriage of their children
1527 Spanish and German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending the Renaissance. 147 Swiss Guards, including their commander, died fighting the forces of Charles V during the Sack of Rome in order to allow Pope Clement VII to escape into Castel Sant'Angelo
1529 Battle at Gogra: Mogol emperor Babur beats Afghans & Bengals
1536 King Henry VIII, orders bible be placed in every church
1642 Ville Marie (Montréal) forms
1644 Johan Mauritius resigns as Governor of Brazil
1648 Battle at Zólty Wody-Bohdan Chmielricki's Cossaks beat John II Casimir
1672 Brandenburgs monarch Frederik Willem signs treaty with Netherlands
1733 1st international boxing match: Bob Whittaker beats Tito di Carni
1753 French King Louis XV observes transit of Mercury at Mendon Castle
1757 Battle at Prague: Frederik II of Prussia beats emperor army
1787 1st Black Masonic Lodge (African number 459) forms at Prince Hall, Boston
1794 Haiti, under Toussaint L'Ouverture, revolts against France
1804 Suriname sold to English (until February 1816)
1816 The American Bible Society is founded in New York City.
1833 John Deere makes 1st steel plow
1835 James Gordon Bennett, Sr.publishes 1st edition of New York Herald (price 1¢)
1840 The world's first postage stamp, the Penny Black, is issued by the Post Office in Britain
1844 Johan Thorbecke argue general right to vote
1848 Otto Tank ends slavery in Suriname colony
1851 Dr John Gorrie patents a "refrigeration machine"
1851 Linus Yale patents Yale-lock
1851 New slave regulations go into effect in Suriname
1853 1st major US rail disaster kills 46 (Norwalk, CT)
1857 The British East India Company disbands the 34th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry whose Sepoy Mangal Pandey had earlier revolted against the British and is considered to be the First Martyr in the War of India's Independence.
1860 Giuseppe Garibaldi's Mille set sail from Genoa to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
1861 Arkansas and Tennessee become 9th and 10th states to secede from US
1861 Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US and Confederacy
1863 The Battle of Chancellorsville ends indefinitely, with a defeat of the Army of the Potomac under General Joseph Hooker by Confederate troops under Stonewall Jackson.
1864 Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA
1864 Battle of Wilderness-General Longstreet seriously injured
1864 General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta, GA
1877 Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
1882 Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration
1882 Epping Forest England dedicated by Queen Victoria
1889 Universal Exposition opens in Paris France; Eiffel Tower completed
1890 Mormon Church renounces polygamy [1006-Truth Restored (Morman pub)]
1891 Conductors on London General Omnibus Company go on strike
1902 British SS Camorta sinks off Rangoon; 739 die
1902 Zulu assault at Holkrantz, South-Africa
1906 In Russia, Tsar Nicholas II makes a public declaration of the Fundamental Law of the Russian Empire - re-affirming autocratic rule
1910 Death of King Edward VII of England - reigned 1901-1910
1910 England replaces King Edward VII stamp series with King George V
1910 King George V ascends to British throne
1913 King Nikita I of Montenegro vacates Skoetari, North-Albania
1914 British House of Lords rejects women suffrage
1915 Allies attack Cape Helles, Hellespont
1915 German U-20 sinks Centurion SE of Ireland
1916 Belgian troop march into Kigali, German East-Africa
1919 Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; German East Africa is assigned to Britain and France, German Southwest Africa to South Africa
1921 American Soccer League formed
1929 New York to San Fransisco footrace begins
1933 Italy and USSR sign trade agreement
1935 British King George and Queen Mary celebrates silver jubilee
1935 New Deal: Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
1937 German airship Hindenburg explodes and bursts into flames while coming in to land at Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA. 36 of the 97 people on board are killed
1941 Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia
1941 At California's March Field Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
1942 Corregidor and Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies
1943 British 1st army opens assault on Tunis
1945 Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops (first was on December 11, 1941).
1945 The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins.
1950 Liz Taylor's 1st marriage (Conrad Hilton Jr)
1954 Roger Bannister of Britain breaks 4 minute mile (3:59:4)
1955 West Germany joins NATO
1957 Italian Government of Segni resigns
1957 Last broadcast of "I Love Lucy" on CBS-TV
1959 Icelandic gunboats fire live ammunition at British trawlers during a Cod War between Britain and Iceland over fishing rights in the North Sea
1960 Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey in London
1960 President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960
1960 Students attack Dutch embassy in Djakarta
1960 Trotsky's murderer Jacques Mornard (Ramón Mercader), freed in México
1962 1st nuclear warhead fired from Polaris submarine (Ethan Allen)
1962 Antonio Segni elected President of Italy
1962 St. Martín de Porres becomes canonized by Pope John XXIII.
1962 Pathet Lao breaks cease fire/conquerors Nam Tha Laos
1962 US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
1964 Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr Sloan" premieres in London
1966 At Chester Crown Court in Britain, Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley are found guilty of torturing and killing several children before burying their bodies on the Moors north of Manchester
1967 400 students seize administration building at Cheyney State College
1967 Zakir Hussain elected 1st Moslem President of India
1968 Battle between students and troops in Paris France, 1000 injured
1968 Spain closes border to Gibraltar except to Spaniards
1970 Yuchiro Miura of Japan skis down Mount Everest
1974 Bundy victim Roberta Parks disappears from OSU, Corvallis, OR
1974 Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London
1974 West German chancellor W Brandt resigns
1975 Bundy victim Lynette Culver disappears from Pocatello ID
1975 Early warnings provided by REACT (ham radio operators) means only 3 people die in tornado that strikes Omaha, NE
1976 An earthquake strikes Friuli, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
1978 South Africa military goes into Angola
1979 Fred Markham set a bicycle speed record of 81.8 kph over 200 meters
1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 US expels Libyan diplomats
1981 A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Ying Lin's design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries.
1983 The Hitler diaries were revealed as a hoax when experts examined the books and concluded that they were fake.
1984 José Napoleon Duarte wins El Salvador presidential election
1985 17th Space Shuttle Mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 lands at Edwards Air Force Base
1986 Donald E Pelotte becomes 1st native American bishop
1986 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1987 Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice
1987 Mario Andretti sets the one-lap speed record at Indianapolis 500 at 218.204 MPH
1987 Niroslav Milhailovic begins 54 hours of telling jokes
1987 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 An airplane going from Namsos to Brønnøysund in Norway crashes into the side of the Torghatten mountain, killing all 36 passengers and crew.
1990 Former President PW Botha quit South Africa's ruling National Party
1990 Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in South Carolina "
1994 French President Mitterrand and Queen Elizabeth II jointly open the Channel Tunnel linking Britain and France underneath the English Channel
1994 House passes the assault weapons ban
1994 Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files suit against President Bill Clinton, alleging he'd sexually harassed her in 1991.
1994 Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1994 Nelson Mandela and his ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa
1996 The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
1997 The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most radical shake-up in the bank's 300-year history.
1999 In an historic vote, electors in Scotland and Wales go to the polls to chose their representatives for the newly-devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly
2001 During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
2002 Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is shot and killed by an animal rights activist.

6th May 2006

British troops die in Basra crash

Ten die in Afghan chopper crash

Cruise ship towed in after blaze

6th May 2007

Sarkozy takes French presidency

Israel accused of prisoner abuse

Mass graves uncovered in Colombia

6th May 2008

Burma's cyclone death toll soars

Somalia forces 'out of control'

Spain seizes 'priceless' antiques

6th May 2009

US 'deeply' regrets Afghan deaths

Deadly bombing in Baghdad market

Mexico relaxes flu restrictions

6th May 2010

Neanderthal genes survive 'in us'

Markets plunge on Greek concerns

UK heading for a hung Parliament

Birthdates which occurred on 6th May :

0973 Henry II Roman Catholic German king/emperor (1002/14-24)
1501 Marcellus II [Marcello Cervini] Italy, humanist/Pope (1555, 22 days)
1581 Frans Francken the Younger, painter
1606 Lorenzo Lippi [Perlone Zipoli] poet/painter
1758 Maximilien Robespierre Arras Fr, French revolutionary/avocat (1781)
1759 François Andrieux French writer/politician
1769 Ferdinand III archduke of Austria/ruler of Toscane
1785 Arvir A Afzelius Swedish story teller
1786 Ludwig Börne writer
1790 Vaclav Vilem Wurfel composer
1800 Ferdinand Marcucci composer
1801 George Sears Greene Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
1802 Friedrich Wilhelm Schirmer artist
1806 Chapin Aaron Harris US, founded America Society of Dental Surgeons
1809 William Walker composer
1812 Martin Robinson Delaney Charlestown VA, 1st black major in US Medical Corps
1813 Joseph Tarr Copeland Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1893
1814 Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst composer
1825 Joseph Bailey Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1829 Phoebe Ann Coffin 1st female ordained minister in New England
1830 Guido Gezelle Flemish priest/poet
1838 Alfred Humphreys Pease composer
1843 Grove Karl Gilbert geologist, investigated Lake Bonneville UT
1849 Wyatt Eaton artist
1856 Robert Edwin Peary US, arctic explorer (North Pole-April 6 1909)
1856 Sigmund Freud Freiberg Moravia, cigar smoker, father of psycho-analysis
1858 Georges Adolphe Hue composer
1859 Luis María Drago Argentina, statesman, anti-interventionist
1859 Willem J T Kloos Dutch poet (Act of Simple Justice)
1861 Radindranath Tagore Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913)
1868 Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont Poland, novelist (Chiopi, Nobel-1924)
1869 Jan R Slotemaker de Bruïne Dutch clergyman/politician (CHU)
1869 Joseph Cuvelier Belgian historian/archivist
1870 Amedos Peter Giannini San Jose CA, founded Bank of America
1870 John McClutcheon cartoonist (Pulitzer Prize-1931)
1871 August Reusner composer
1871 Ch Morgenstern writer
1875 William Daniel Leahy Iowa, 5 star Admiral/chief of staff (1949)
1879 Johan H T Norlind Swedish musicologist
1880 Baron W Edmund Archangel & Ironside, British fieldmarshal
1880 Ernst L Kirchner German painter (Die Brücke)
1883 José Ortega y Gasset Spanish philosopher/author [or May 9]
1888 Emmanuel Celler (Representative-D-NY, 1923-73)
1889 Arthur Morison typographer
1890 Claire Whitney New York NY, silent film actress (Blind Fools, Haunted Mine)
1894 Filip Lazar composer
1895 Rudolph Valentino Castellaneta Italy, sheik/actor (Eagle)
1897 Paul Alverdes German writer (Pfeiferstube)
1898 Daniel Gerber Freemont MI, beloved by babies at mealtime
19-- Tony King Alliance OH, actor (Sergeant John Webber-Bronk)
1902 Harry Golden Jewish humorist/writer (2¢ Plain, Only in America)
1902 Max Ophüls Saarland, director/writer (Letters From an Unknown Woman)
1902 Walter Dawson British Air Chief marshall
1904 Catherine Lacey London England, actress (Sorcerors)
1904 Harry Martinson Sweden, novelist/poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974)
1905 [Bernard] Toots Shor raconteur/restauranteur (Toots Shor)
1905 Norman De Tar composer
1906 André Weil [Bourbaki] French/US mathematician
1907 Weeb Ewbank NFL coach (Baltimore Colts, New York Jets)
1908 Necil Kazim Akses composer
1910 Antoon Breyne Belgian journalist
1912 Barend Roest Crollius painter/writer (Chronicle Sins of Youth)
1912 Bill Quinn New York NY, actor (Rifleman, Van Ranseleer-All in the Family)
1912 Hugh Martell British Vice Admiral
1913 Carmen Cavallaro New York NY, actor (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe)
1913 Gyula David composer
1913 Jack [John T] Aitken British anatomist
1913 Kenneth Horne English paper manufacturer/multi-millionaire
1913 Ronald Harris British 1st Church Estates Commissioner
1913 Stewart Granger [James Stewart], London, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
1915 George Perle Bayonne NJ, composer (12 Tone Tonality)
1915 John Arnold British high court judge
1915 May Henriquez-Alvarez Curaçao, sculptor
1915 Orson Welles Kenosha WI, actor (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds)
1915 Theodore H White historian/writer (Making of the President)
1915 Theodore H White historian/writer (Making of the President)
1916 Adriana Caselotti animation voice (Show White)
1918 Godfrey Ridout composer
1918 Sydney Chatton England
1919 Frank Ereaut Balliff of Jersey
1920 John Henderson Lord-Lieutenant (Berkshire England)
1921 Erich Freid writer
1921 Freddy Randall jazz trumpeteer
1921 Robert Fell CEO (British Stock Exchange)
1922 Alan Ross editor (London Magazine)
1922 Carlos J Moorhead (Representative-R-CA, 1973- )
1922 John Ernest constructionist artist
1922 Pat Harder Milwaukee WI, NFL fullback (Cardinals, Lions)
1923 Elizabeth Sellars Glasgow Scotland, actress (Chalk Garden)
1923 Guiseppe Martelli physicist
1924 Mimi Benzell Bridgeport CT, operatic soprano (Gilda-Rigoletto)
1925 Patrick Meany CEO (Rank Organization)
1926 [Martin] Ross Hunter Cleveland OH, actor (Ever Since Paris)
1926 John Hamilton-Jones CEO (Richmond Enterprises)/British Major-General
1926 Marguerite Piazza New Orleans LA, operatic soprano (Young Broadway)
1927 Ettore Manni Rome Italy, actor (Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell)
1927 Michael Frederick cricketer (one Test West Indies vs England 1954, scored 0 & 30)
1929 John Polk Allen Carnegie OK, CEO (Biosphere 2)
1929 John Taylor bishop (St Albans)/Lord High Almoner to Queen
1929 Rosemary Camp president (Council for British Archaeology)
1931 Marvin Leath (Representative-D-TX, 1979- )
1931 Willie Mays Westfield AL, Hall of Fame baseball centerfielder, "Say Hey Kid" (New York Giants, New York Mets, 660 homeruns, National League MVP 1954)
1932 Gunther Hauk composer
1932 John Bond cricket umpire
1932 Viscount Coke English large landowner/art collector
1933 Lord Pender
1934 Richard C Shelby (Representative-D-AL (1979-86)/Senator-D-AL, 1987- )
1936 Joanna Dunham actress (Possession, House the Dripped Blood)
1936 Sylvia Robinson rocker (Mickey & Sylvia-Love is Strange)
1938 Eleanor Platt QC
1939 Anthony Blacker master-general of Ordnance
1939 Herbie Cox rocker (Cleftones)
1939 Zhanna Dmitriyevna Yerkina Russian cosmonaut
1940 Henry Habibe Arubian poet (Kerensentenchi)
1940 Murray Sidlin Baltimore MD, conductor (National Symphony 1973-77)
1941 Fred J Eckert (Representative-D-NY, 1985-87)
1941 Ghena Dimitrova actress (Nabucco)
1942 Colin Earl rocker
1945 Bob Seger Dearborn MI, rocker (Silver Bullet Band-Shake Down)
1945 Richard Eyers Los Angeles CA, actor (My Friend Irma, Stagecoach West)
1945 Victoria Bond composer
1946 Jim Ramstad (Representative-R-MN)
1946 Sydne Rome Akron OH, actress (What?, Candy)
1947 Andy Roberts cricketer (New Zealand batsman 1976)
1947 Ben Masters Corvalis OR, actor (Vic-Another World, Making Mr Right)
1947 Dennis Cowan London, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band)
1947 Richard "Dick" Fosbury Portland OR, high jumper (Olympics-gold-68)
1947 Sandra Fisher painter
1948 Lolita [Abrázame] Spanish singer (Espérame)
1948 Richard Cox New York NY, actor (Mark-Executive Suite)
1949 David Cornell Leestma Muskegon MI, USN/astronaut (STS 41-G, 28, 45)
1950 Robbie McIntosh drummer (Average White Band-Show your Hand)
1952 Chiaki Naito-Mukai Tatebayashi Japan, astronaut (STS 65, 95)
1953 Lynn Whitfield Baton Rouge, actress (Josephine Baker, Equal Justice)
1953 Tony Blair British PM (Labour, 1997- )
1954 Sergei Nikolayevich Tresvyatsky Russia, cosmonaut
1955 Donald A Thomas Cleveland OH, PhD/Astronaut (STS 65, 70, 83, 94)
1955 John Hutton MP
1959 Aidan Quinn actor (Avalon, Crusoe, Desperately Seeking Susan)
1959 Charles Hendry MP
1959 Eric D Fingerhut (Representative-D-OH)
1959 Kate Collins Boston MA, actress (Natalie Hunter-All My Children)
1959 Scott Hood Seattle WA, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Montana Open-2nd)
1960 Bart de Boer Dutch guitarist (Ivy Green)
1960 Julianne Phillips Lake Oswego OR, actress (Frankie Reed-Sisters)
1960 Larry Steinbacheck keyboardist (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
1960 Larry Steinbachek rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
1961 Clay O'Brien Ray AZ, actor (Weedy-The Cowboys)
1961 George Clooney Lexington KY, actor (Dr Douglas Ross-ER, Batman)
1961 Roma Downey Derry Ire, actress (1 Life to Live, Touched by an Angel)
1962 Neil Foster cricketer (England right-fast medium)
1963 Alessandra Ferri British ballerina (American Ballet Theater)
1964 Dana Hill [Goetz] Van Nuys CA, actress (2 of Us, Shoot the Moon)
1964 Dana Hill Van Nuys CA, actress (2 of Us, Shoot the Moon)
1964 Kim Oden Irvine CA, US Olympic volleyball player (NCAA Play of Decade-80s)
1964 Mike Grob Billings MT, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Manitoba-3rd)
1964 Mike McGruder NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1964 Roma Downey Derry Ireland, actress (JoAnna-One Life to Live)
1965 Bob Bassen Calgary, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
1965 Ken Harvey NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1965 Norman Whiteside British soccer player
1965 Paul Frase NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1965 Tim Simpson Atlanta GA, Nike golfer (1985 Southern Open)
1965 Zahid Sadiq cricketer
1967 Patrick F Manning Jr Poughkeepsie NY, rower (Olympics-92)
1968 Andy Kelly WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
1968 Linnea Marie Fayard Shreveport LA, Miss Louisiana-America (1991-5th)
1969 Mark Thomas NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers, Packers, Bears)
1969 Pascall Davis WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1970 Emerson Martin NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, Packers)
1971 Rob Holmberg NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
1972 Dean Larsson British Columbia Canada, Nike golfer (1994 Monterey Open-46th)
1972 Martin Brodeur Montréal, NHL goalie (New Jersey Devils, Team Canada)
1973 Clay Williams OL (Indianapolis Colts)
1973 Joe Spiteri Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1973 Wendy Ward San Antonio TX, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Classic-15th)
1976 Lindsay Page Madison WI, figure skater (1997 E Great Lakes Senior-3rd)
1977 Gabriela Aguilar Miss Costa Rica Universe (1997)
1977 Shannon Shakespeare Mission British Columbia, 100 meter swimmer (Olympics-96)
1977 Trent Steed Sydney New South Wales Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1980 Brooke Bennett 800 meter freestyle (Olympics-gold-96)
1980 Kasumi Takahashi Tokyo Japan, Australian rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)


Deaths which occurred on May 6th:
0523 Thrasamunde king of Vandalen
0988 Dirk II West Frisian count of Holland
1085 King Alfonso VI of León conquered Toledo, dies
1124 Balak Emir of Aleppo, murdered
1475 Dieric Bouts Dutch painter, dies at about 64
1527 Karel van Bourbon military governor (Lombardije), dies at 37
1540 Jean Luis Vives Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48
1638 Cornelius Jansen theologian (Jansenism), dies
1642 Frans Francken the Younger, Flemish painter, dies on 61st birthday
1666 Paul Siefert composer, dies at 79
1667 Johann Jacob Froberger German singer/organist/composer, dies at 50
1678 Joseph de La Barre composer, dies at 44
1727 Catharina I Latvia tsarina of Russia, dies at about 42
1739 Bernardus Smijtegelt vicar (Gekrookte Reed), dies at 63
1776 James Kent composer, dies at 76
1794 Jean-Jacques Beauvarget-Charpentier composer, dies at 59
1814 George Joseph Vogler composer, dies at 64
1836 Christian Ignatius Latrobe composer, dies at 78
1841 John Thomson composer, dies at 35
1852 Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens composer, dies at 75
1856 William Hamilton metaphysicist, dies
1859 Friedrich Heinrich Alexander explorer/scientist, dies
1862 Henry David Thoreau US writer/pacifist (Walden Pond), dies at 44
1864 Henry Livermore Abbott US Union Brigadier-General, dies in battle
1864 Micah Jenkins Confederate Brigadier-General (friendly fire), dies at 28
1882 Lord Frederick Cavendish assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin
1882 Thomas Henry Burke assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin
1890 Hubert Leonard composer, dies at 71
1892 Ernest Guiraud composer, dies at 54
1904 Franz von Lenbach German painter, dies at 67
1908 Jean Réville French vicar (Le Prophétisme Hébreu), dies at 53
1910 Edward VII King of England (1901-10), dies at 68
1916 Dirk Bos Dutch MP (Liberal), dies at 53
1916 Earl Ross Drake composer, dies at 50
1919 Frank Lyman Baum author (Wizard of Oz), dies at 62
1924 Carel S Adama van Scheltema poet/writer (socialism), dies at 47
1936 Hans Jelmoli composer, dies at 59
1948 43 communist rebels executed in Athens
1949 A L Ochse cricketer (10 wickets in 3 Tests for South Africa 1927-29), dies
1949 P-M-B Maurice Maeterlinck Belgian philosopher (Nobel 1911), dies at 86
1950 Agnes Smedley writer, dies
1952 Alberto Savinio Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse), dies at 60
1952 Maria Montessori Italian physician/educationist, dies at 81
1960 Paul Abraham Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67
1961 Lucian Blaga philosopher/poet (Transcendental censor), dies at 65
1963 Monty Wooley actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner), dies at 74
1964 Harold Morris composer, dies at 74
1971 Helene Weigel Austrian/German actress (Metropolis), dies at 70
1973 Ernest MacMillan composer, dies at 79
1975 József Mindszenty [Joseph Prehm], Hungarian cardinal, dies at 83
1976 Karel Cruysberghs Flemish author (On the Pulpit), dies at 85
1978 Ethelda Bleibtrey US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1920), dies at 76
1978 Ko van Dijk Jr Dutch actor (Zaak M P), dies at 61
1982 Sam Baker dies
1987 William J Casey director of CIA (1981-87), dies at 73
1989 Guy Williams actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), dies at 65
1990 Charles Farrell actor (Vern-My Little Margie), dies at 89
1991 Anthony van Kampen writer (Ketelbinkie, Geschonden Eldorado), dies
1991 Chucky Mullins US soccer player, dies
1991 Thomas A Carlin dies at 62
1991 Wilfrid Hyde-White British actor (Peyton Place/140+ films), dies at 87
1992 Jilly Rizzo restauranteur/friend of Frank Sinatra, dies in car at 75
1992 Marlene Dietrich [Maria Losch], actress (Angel), dies in Paris at 90
1993 Ann Todd actress (Things to Come, Danny Boy), dies of stroke at 84
1993 Minnie Gentry actress (Def by Temptation), dies in New York at 77
1994 Fred Sadoff actor (Quiet American), dies of AIDS at 67
1994 Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler blues singer/guitarist, dies at 59
1994 Helen Lessore artist, dies at 86
1994 Montague Modlyn broadcaster, dies at 72
1994 Moses Rosen Romania's chief rabbi, dies at 81
1995 Dona Maria Pia de Braganca pretender to Port throne, dies at 88
1995 Leanoard "Red" Truss R&B singer, dies at 47
1995 Nicholas Palmer TV writer/producer, dies at 57
1996 Frank Hercules writer, dies at 85
1996 Geoffrey Dawes physiologist, dies at 78
1996 Geoffrey Hodges bomb disposal expert, dies at 87
1996 Joseph Stone lawyer, dies at 79
1996 Leon Joseph Suenens cardinal, dies at 91
1996 Michael Gerzon mathematician, dies at 50

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