This Day in History for 12th August

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 190

3 - Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem
1071 - Alp Arslan beat Byzantines, emperor Romanos IV Diogenes
1099 - Battle at Ascalon: Godfried of Broth leading the Crusaders beats Egyptians Fatimid army
1121 - Battle of Didgori: the Georgian army under King David the Builder wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi.
1164 - Battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch.
1323 - Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time.
1332 - Battle of Dupplin Moor; Scottish dynastic battle
1336 - English King Edward III ends wool export to Flanders
1480 - Battle of Otranto - Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam.
1492 - Christopher Columbus arrives in the Canary Islands on his first voyage to the New World
1499 - First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
1530 - Florence surrenders for emperor Karel I
1549 - French troops occupy Ambleteuse England
Explorer of the New World Christopher ColumbusExplorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 1553 - Pope Julius III orders confiscation & burning of Jewish Talmud
1588 - Commander of the English fleet Lord Howard of Effingham calls off chase of the Spanish Armada off coast of Scotland
1588 - Medemblik surrenders to Spanish army
1658 - 1st American police force forms (New Amsterdam)
1665 - English fleet beat Dutch fleet
1676 - 1st war between American colonists & Indians ends in New England
1687 - Charles of Lotharingen defeats Turkish leaders
1687 - Battle of Mohacs: Ottoman invaders of Hungary routed by forces of Holy Roman Emperor under Charles of Lorraine
1759 - Battle of Kunersdorf - Russian-Austrian army overpowers Prussians
1793 - The Rhône départment is created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire was split into two: Rhône and Loire (Lêre).
1812 - Duke of Wellington's troops enter Madrid
1831 - Dutch troops conquer Leuven
1831 - Netherlands & Belgium sign peace treaty
1833 - Chicago is founded.
1851 - 1st America's Cup - US schooner America beats British yacht Aurora after race around the Isle of Wight
1851 - Isaac Singer patents sewing machine
1856 - Anthony Fass patents accordion
1861 - Skirmish at Texas - rebels are attacked by Apache Indians
1862 - Gen John Hunt Morgan & his raiders capture Gallatin, TX
1863 - 1st cargo of lumber leaves Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, BC)
1865 - Joseph Lister performs 1st antiseptic surgery
1867 - US President A Johnson defies Congress suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton
Emperor of the USA Emperor NortonEmperor of the USA Emperor Norton 1869 - Self-proclaimed Emperor, Emperor Norton of the USA issues edit abolishing the Democratic and Republican parties
1876 - Madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup
1877 - Thomas Edison invents Edisonphone, a sound recording device
1879 - 1st National Archery Association tournament (Chicago)
1883 - The last quagga (zebra subspecies) dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
1884 - Bill Murdoch scores 1st Test Cricket double-century, 211 at The Oval
1886 - W G Grace made his highest Test Cricket score, v Aust, The Oval
1888 - Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes 1st motor tour
1896 - Willem II soccer team forms in Tilburg
1898 - Hawaii formally annexed to US
1898 - Peace protocol ends Spanish-American War, signed
1901 - Boer general Kritzinger driven out of Cape colony
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 1903 - The Japanese Minister to Russia presents a note to the Russian Government protesting against its failure to evacuate Manchuria
1905 - King Leopold II opens Central Station Antwerp
The 1910 Model T FordThe 1910 Model T Ford

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry FordFord Motor Company Founder Henry Ford 1908 - Henry Ford's company builds the first Model T car
1914 - Cavalry battle at Halen, Belgium ("Battle of the Silver Helmets")
1914 - German 16.5"/12" guns fires on forts round Liege
1914 - Great Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary
1914 - Russian troops take East-Prussia & occupy Marggrabowa
1915 - "Of Human Bondage" by William Somerset Maugham, published
1916 - Picasso, Max Jacob, Kisling, Ortiz & Paquerette photographed in Paris
1918 - WW I: Allies defeat Germans at the Battle of Amiens - the last great battle on the Western Front
1920 - Battle of Warsaw (Vistula) between Poland and Russia begins
1922 - Dedication of Frederick Douglas' home in Wash DC as national shrine
1923 - Dutch AR-leader Coair replaces De Geer as minister of finances
1923 - Enrico Tiraboschi is 1st to swim English Channel westward
1925 - KMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions
Artist Pablo PicassoArtist Pablo Picasso 1925 - The first cast of Alpha Psi Omega, drawn from The Masquers of Fairmont College, West Virginia, is initiated.
1927 - "Wings", the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens starring Clara Bow
1928 - 9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam
1931 - Yangtzee River floods after heavy rain crumbles dikes in China
1933 - Cuban dictator Machado y Morales flees after military coup
1935 - Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand
1936 - 120°F (49°C), Seymour, Texas (state record)
1936 - Demo baseball game at 1936 Olympics in Berlin, world beats US, 6-5
1936 - Diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d)
1940 - Luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircraft
1940 - Netherlands starts rationing textiles
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1941 - French Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany
1942 - British premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin
1942 - German 1st tank leader captures Elista, Kalmukkensteppe
1942 - Lt General Bernard Montgomery arrives in Cairo
1943 - Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.
1944 - Churchill & Tito meet in Naples
1944 - Pipeline under ocean (Pluto) begins operating
1944 - Waffen SS troops massacre 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema.
1948 - Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
1948 - Court of justice sentences General Friedrich Christiansen, commander of the German Wehrmacht in the Netherlands, to 12 years imprisonment
1949 - 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780)
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1950 - NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 20-6 in Ottawa
1950 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Humani generis
1951 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
1952 - Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan
1953 - Ann Davison arrives in Miami in her 23 foot boat Felicity Ann, becoming the 1st woman to sail solo across the Atlantic
1953 - Heavy earthquake strikes the Ionian islands, 435 killed
1953 - Soviet Union conducts secret test of its 1st hydrogen bomb
1954 - Senator Eddie Yost draws his 100th walk for 5th year in a row
1955 - 22nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 30, Cleveland 27 (75,000)
1955 - President Eisenhower raises minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour
1955 - WPBT TV channel 2 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - KOTI TV channel 2 in Klamath Falls, OR (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA World Golf Championship
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1959 - 1st ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island
1959 - Progressive Party under John Steytler forms in South Africa
1960 - 27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 251

1503 - Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)
1566 - Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands
1592 - Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)
1604 - Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)
1620 - Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer
1626 - Giovanni Legrenzi, composer
1629 - Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)
1644 - Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer
1644 - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, composer
1647 - Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (d. 1719)
1686 - John Balguy, English philosopher (d. 1748)
1696 - Maurice Greene, composer
1720 - Martin Gerbert, [von Hornau], prince-abbot/music historian
1720 - Konrad Ekhof, German actor (d. 1778)
1744 - Rowland Hill, preacher
1751 - Johann Baptist Lasser, composer
1753 - Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)
1757 - ALF, alien life form (ALF)
1762 - King George IV of the United Kingdom (1820-30)
1774 - Robert Southey, English poet laureate/biographer of Nelson
1778 - Francis Horner, politician
1781 - Robert Mills, US, architect (Washington Monument)
1819 - Daniel Davidson Bidwell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
1820 - Oliver Mowat, a founder of the Canadian Confederation
1825 - Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, composer
1829 - John Horace Forney, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
1832 - Hely Hutchinson Almond, politician/doctor
1833 - William Price Sanders, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
1838 - Joseph Barnby, conductor/academic principal
1848 - Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)
1849 - Abbott Handerson Thayer, painter/naturalist
1853 - Jean Louis Nicode, composer
1854 - Alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith
1854 - Johannes P Kelly, Dutch [Kellij], actor/operetta writer
1856 - "Diamond Jim" Brady, American financier (d. 1917)
1859 - Katharine Lee Bates, US, author (America the Beautiful)
1866 - Jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922)
1867 - Edith Hamilton, US, writer (Mythology)
1868 - Frederick JNT lord Chelmsford, viceroy of British-India (1916-21)
1872 - Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1956)
1875 - Ettore Panizza, composer
1875 - Mezio Agostini, composer
1876 - Mary Roberts Rinehart, mystery writer (Miss Pinkerton)
1880 - Christy Mathewson, HOF baseball pitcher (Won 37 in 1908)
1880 - Marguerite "John" Radclyffe-Hall, author
1881 - Cecil B deMille, Mass, directed God (10 Commandments, Cleopatra)
1881 - Vaclav Vackar, composer
1883 - Jan Schouten, Dutch co-founder (Daily Trouw)/chairman (ARP)
1883 - Pauline Frederick, American actress (d. 1938)
1884 - Frank Arthur Swinnerton, English novelist (Summer Storm, Sanctuary)
1885 - Alexander Albrecht, composer
1885 - Jean Cabannes, French physicist (d. 1959)
1885 - Marion Lorne, American actress (d. 1968)
1886 - Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist and newspaper owner (d. 1952)
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin SchrödingerPhysicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger (1887) 1887 - Erwin Schrodinger, physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1961)
1888 - Marion Lorne, Phila, actress (Strangers on a Train, Girl Rush)
1888 - Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder (AVRO)
1889 - Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (d. 1981)
1890 - Al Goodman, Nikopol Russia, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour)
1893 - Howard Smith, Attleboro Mass, actor (Harvey Griffin-Hazel)
1897 - Manuel Blancafort, composer
1897 - Otto (von) Struve, German/US dir (Yerkes/MacDonald observatory)
1897 - Ramon Gonzalez Barron, composer
1898 - Oscar Homolka, actor (I Remember Mama), born in Vienna, Austria
1899 - Alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)
1899 - Ben Sealey, West Indian cricketer (d. 1963)
1900 - Jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta, composer
1903 - Frances Clode, CEO (WRVS)
1904 - Aleksei N Romanov, son of Tsar Nicholas II [OS=July 30]
1904 - Frank Ervin, harness racer (Hambletonian 1959, 66)
1904 - Kay Campbell, [Catherine Hibben], actress (All My Children)
1905 - Joan [Jacobus J] Remmelts, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Twee Vorstinnen)
1906 - Harry Hopman, Australian-born tennis player and coach (d. 1985)
1906 - Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
1907 - James Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop
1907 - Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (d. 1988)
1908 - Lord Renton, QC/British government minister
1909 - Maurice Heath, air marshal
1909 - Richard Bare, American director
1910 - Baroness Phillips, pres/general secretary (Natl Association of Women)
1910 - Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Romeo & Juliet)
Actress Jane WyattActress Jane Wyatt (1910) 1910 - Jane Wyatt, Mahwah, New Jersey, American actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), (d. 2006)
1910 - Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore (d. 1970)
1911 - Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexico, actor (Around World in 80 Days)
1912 - Samuel Fuller, Worchester Mass, actor (Return to Salem's Lot)
1913 - Kurt Kaszner, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), born in Vienna, Austria
1914 - [Hendrik] Jan Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist (Parool)
1914 - Gerd Buchdahl, German philosopher (d. 2001)
1914 - Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (d. 1981)
1915 - Alex Wojciechowicz, NFL center (Lions, Eagles)
1915 - Michael Kidd, American choreographer (d. 2007)
1917 - Douglas Gunsekera, banker
RAF Pilot Guy GibsonRAF Pilot Guy Gibson (1918) 1918 - Guy Gibson, British aviator, awarded Victoria Cross (d. 1944)
1918 - Sid Bernstein, New York, NY, music producer/promoter (Beatles, Rolling Stones), (d. 2013)
1919 - Michael Kidd, [Milton Greenwald] choreographer (7 Brides for 7 Bros)
1919 - Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright
1919 - Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
1920 - Percy Mayfield, US singer (Please Send Me Someone to Love)
1920 - Peter West, British sports commentator
1921 - Marjorie Reynolds, [Goodspeed], Buhl Id, actress (Peggy-Life of Riley)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 10 of 10

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy CrockettFrontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett (1806) 1806 - Frontiersman Davy Crockett (20) weds Polly Finley in Tennessee
1940 - PGA golfer Sam Snead (28) weds high school sweetheart Audrey Karnes
1941 - "I Love Lucy" actress Vivan Vance (32) weds actor Philip Ober (39)
1949 - Multi-Tony award-winning actress Angela Lansbury (23) weds actor and producer Peter Shaw (31) at St. Columba's Presbyterian Church of Scotland in London, England
1956 - Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Rand
1988 - Country singer John Denver (44) weds actress Cassandra Delaney
2000 - "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Will Ferrell (33) weds Swedish actress Viveca Paulin (31)
2006 - "Syfy" actor Sam Huntington (24) weds actress Rachel Klein in Hancock, New Hampshire
2006 - Phil McGraw's son and "Renovate My Family" host Jay McGraw (27) weds former Playboy Playmates Erica Dahm (28) in Beverly Hills, California
Country Singer John DenverCountry Singer John Denver (1988) 2011 - Actress and model Brooke Burke (40) weds singer/actor David Charvet (39) in St. Barthelemy, Guadeloupe

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2011 - Rock singer John Mellencamp (59) divorces model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp (41) after 18 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 114

Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt CleopatraPharaoh of Ancient Egypt Cleopatra (30 BC) 30 BC - Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide allegedly by inducing an asp (Egyptian cobra) to bite her
875 - Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50
1158 - Anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies
1350 - Philip VI, king of France, dies
1424 - Yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360)
1484 - Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies
1484 - George of Trebizond, Greek philosopher (b. 1395)
1546 - Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies
1577 - Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513)
1588 - Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 45
1612 - Giovanni Gabrieli, Italian composer (Madrigali), dies at about 60
1633 - Jacopo Peri, Itallian opera composer, dies at 71
1638 - Johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81
1648 - Ibrahim I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1615)
1654 - Cornelis Haga, ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39), dies at 76
1660 - Gilbertus van Zinnik, Flemish architect, dies at about 33
1674 - Philippe de Champaigne, painter, dies
1675 - Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Neth baron of Sucha/army leader, dies at 73
1676 - King Philip, [Metacomet], leader Wampanoag-indians, shot to death
1689 - Innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Pope (1676-89), dies at 78
1715 - Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies
1728 - Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 61
1750 - Rachel Ruysch, royal painter of soverign Johan von de Pfalz, dies
1778 - Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, British general and politician (b. 1714)
1797 - Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, composer, dies at 73
1809 - Mikhail Kamensky, Russian field marshal (b. 1738)
1810 - Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist (b. 1725)
1811 - John FE Acton, cruel premier of Naples, dies at 77
1812 - Jean Joseph Rodolphe, composer, dies at 81
1822 - Robert Stewart, 2nd marguess of Londonderry, commits suicide, dies
Poet/Artist William BlakePoet/Artist William Blake (1827) 1827 - William Blake, English poet/painter, dies at 69
1830 - Franz de Paula Roser, composer, dies at 50
1848 - George Stephenson, locomotive engineer, dies
1849 - Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, Min of Finance (1801-14), dies at 88
1857 - William Daniel Conybeare, geologist, dies
1861 - Eliphalet Remington, American inventor, designer of the Remington rifle (b. 1793)
1864 - Sakuma Shōzan, Japanese reformer (b. 1811)
1865 - William Jackson Hooker, botanist, dies
1877 - James Drummond, historical painter, dies
1883 - Last Quagga, (zebra with less slashes), dies in Amsterdam zoo
1885 - Georg Curtius, German classical/linguist/philologist, dies at 65
1891 - James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat, dies
1896 - Thomas Chamberlain, officer of the 20th Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg
1900 - James E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42
1900 - Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian chess player (b. 1836)
1901 - Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer (b. 1832)
1911 - Jozef Israels, painter, dies
1911 - Petrus H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformist vicar (Levenslicht), dies at 79
Engineer John Philip HollandEngineer John Philip Holland (1914) 1914 - John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74
1918 - Anna Held, Polish-born actress and singer (b. 1872)
1922 - Arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist/president (Sinn Fein), dies
1928 - Leoš Janáček, Czech composer (b. 1854)
1934 - Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam), dies at 78
1935 - Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (b. 1851)
1938 - Ludwig Borchardt, German egyptologist, dies at 74
1941 - Bobby Peel, cricketer (took 102 wickets for England), dies
1943 - Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76
1944 - Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., brother of President John F. Kennedy (b. 1915)
1948 - Harry Brearley, English inventor (b. 1871)
1952 - David Bergelson, Yiddish language writer (b. 1884)
1955 - Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80
1955 - James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)
Novelist Thomas MannNovelist Thomas Mann (1955) 1959 - Mike O'Neill, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1877)
1964 - Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56
1968 - Pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81
1968 - Esther Forbes, American novelist (b. 1891)
1969 - Dick Ryan, actor (For Heaven's Sake), dies after long illness at 72
1973 - John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies
1973 - Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)
1973 - Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 74
1976 - Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies
1982 - Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer, dies at 80
1982 - Henry Fonda, actor (On Golden Pond), dies of heart disease at 77
1982 - Joe Tex, rocker, dies at 49
1982 - Salvador Sanchez, Mexican boxer (b. 1959)
Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl ZieglerChemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler (1973) 1982 - Varlam Shalamov, Russian writer (b. 1907)
1983 - Henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies
1985 - Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86
1985 - Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (b. 1951)
1988 - Jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies
1989 - William Shockley, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)
1989 - Samuel Okwaraji, Nigerian footballer (b. 1964)
1990 - Dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87
1990 - Sara Seegar, [Stone], actor (Mystery of Room 13), dies at 76
1990 - B. Kliban, American cartoonist (b. 1935)
1991 - Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies
1991 - William Gordon, screenwriter (Back to Bataan), dies
1992 - Beverley Brooks, dies of a stroke at 63
1992 - John Cage, avante-garde composer, dies of a stroke at 79
Physicist William ShockleyPhysicist William Shockley (1989) 1992 - Lady Rothermere, [Bubbles], wife of British newspaper magnate, dies
1992 - Queen Mother of Oman, dies
1993 - Jerome Thor, actor (Riot in Juvenile Prison), dies of cardiac at 69
1994 - Gene Cherico, bassist, dies at 59
1994 - Manfred Salzgeber, German film distributor/publicist, dies at about 51
1995 - Frank Cvitanovich, film maker, dies at 68
1996 - Anthony Derrick Parsons, diplomat, dies at 73
1996 - Victor Ambartsumian, astrophysicist, dies at 87
1997 - Luther Allison, blues performer (Motown), dies of cancer at 57
1999 - Jean Drapeau, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1916)
2000 - Loretta Young, American actress (b. 1913)

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