This Day in History for 25th December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 168

1 - 1st Christmas, according to calendar-maker Dionysus Exiguus
274 - Roman Emperor Aurelian dedicates a temple to Sol Invictus on the supposed day of the winter solstice and day of rebirth of the Sun.
337 - Earliest possible date that Christmas was celebrated on Dec 25th
352 - 1st definite date Christmas was celebrated on Dec 25th
390 - Roman emperor Theodosius admits debt on mass murder in Thessalonica
498 - French King Clovis baptises himself
597 - England adopts Julian calendar
604 - Battle at Etampes (Stampae): Burgundy beat Neustriers
800 - Pope Leo III crowns Charles the Great (Charlemagne), Roman emperor
875 - Charles, the Bare, crowned emperor of Rome
967 - John XIII crowned Otto II the Red German compassionate emperor
Holy Roman Emperor CharlemagneHoly Roman Emperor Charlemagne 969 - Johannes I Tzimisces crowned emperor of Byzantium
979 - Rotardus appointed as bishop of the kingdom
999 - Heribertus becomes bishop of Cologne
1000 - Monarch Istvan crowned king of Hungary
1046 - Pope Clemens VI crowns Henry III as Holy Roman Emperor
1048 - Parliament of Worms: Emperor Henry III names his cousin count Bruno van Egisheim/Dagsburg as Pope Leo IX
1066 - Duke William of Normandy ('William the Conqueror) crowned king of England
1100 - Boudouin I of Boulogne crowned king of Jerusalem
1101 - Henry I of Limburg becomes duke of Neth-Lutherans
1121 - Norbertus van Xanten finds order of the Norbertijnen
1130 - Anti-pope Anacletus II crowns Roger II the Norman king of Sicily
Catholic Friar and Preacher, Saint Francis of AssisiCatholic Friar and Preacher, Saint Francis of Assisi 1223 - St Francis of Assisi assembles 1st Nativity scene (Greccio, Italy)
1261 - John IV Lascaris of the restored Eastern Roman Empire is deposed and blinded by orders of his co-ruler Michael VIII Palaeologus.
1492 - Columbus' ship Santa Maria runs aground and sinks on Hispaniola
1522 - Turkish troops occupy Rhodos
1553 - Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeats the Spanish conquistadors and exetutes the governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia.
1582 - Zealand/Brabant adopts Gregorian calendar, yesterday was Dec 14th
1599 - The city of Natal, Brazil, is founded.
Explorer of the New World Christopher ColumbusExplorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 1613 - Johan Sigismund of Brandenburg becomes protestant
1621 - Gov William Bradford of Plymouth Colony (now in Massachusetts) forbids game playing on Christmas
1640 - Pierre de Fermat writes to Marin Mersenne about Fermat's church thesis
1641 - Emperor Ferdinand III makes appointments with Sweden & France
1643 - Christmas Island founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary.
1651 - Massachusetts General Court ordered a five shilling fine for "observing any such day as Christmas"
1683 - English Whig leader Duke of Monmouth flees to Holland
1688 - British king James II lands in Ambleteuse, France
1688 - Lord Delamere sides with King James II
1717 - Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, thousands killed
Astronomer Anders CelsiusAstronomer Anders Celsius 1741 - Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale
1745 - Prussia and Austria sign Treaty of Dresden giving much of Silesia to the Prussians
1758 - Return of Halley's comet 1st sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch
1760 - Jupiter Hammon, NY slave, publishes poetry in "An Evening Throught"
1769 - First Christian service in New Zealand; Mass is celebrated in Doubtless Bay by Father Paul-Antoine Léonard de Villefeix of the de Surville expedition
1775 - Pope Pius VI encyclical on the problems of the pontificate
1776 - Washington crosses Delaware & surprises & defeats 1,400 Hessians
1814 - Rev Samuel Marsden of the Church Missionary Society holds the first Christian service in New Zealand on land, at Rangihoua
1818 - 1st known Christmas carol ("Silent Night, Holy Night") sung (Austria)
1818 - Handel's Messiah, premieres in the US in Boston
1830 - Hector Berlioz's "Symphony Fantastic" premieres
1831 - Louisiana & Arkansas are 1st states to observe Christmas as holiday
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1832 - Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in St Martin at Cape Receiver
1833 - Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia
1834 - Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas on Beagle at Tres Montes, Chile
1835 - Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Pahia, New Zealand
1837 - Battle of Okeechobee-US forces defeat Seminole Indians
1843 - 1st theatre matinee (Olympic Theatre, NYC)
1848 - New Haven Railroad opens
1862 - 40,000 watch Union army men play baseball at Hilton Head, SC
1868 - Despite bitter opposition, President A Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (Civil War)
1875 - Lambs Club in NY forms
1888 - 1st indoor baseball game played at fairgrounds in Philadelphia
1894 - 1st midwestern football team to play on west coast, University of Chicago defeats Stanford 24-4 at Palo Alto, CA in football
Composer John Philip SousaComposer John Philip Sousa 1896 - "Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa
1899 - Farmers send/guide belegerd Ladysmith Kerstpudding/desire in grenade
1900 - Arthur Schnitzlers "Leutnant Gustl" forbidden in Germany
1901 - Battle at Tweefontein Orange-Free state: Boers surprise attack Brits
1901 - At Tweefontein, a British force is camped on a hill slope; at 2am it is attacked by Boers coming down from the other side
1902 - Clyde Fitch' "Girl with Green Eyes" premieres in NYC
1902 - Pope Leo XIII, at his annual Christmas reception, endorses the Christian Democratic movement now emerging in Europe as an attempt to offer an alternative to more radical movements
1905 - V Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste" premieres in NYC
1911 - Edward Knoblock's "Kismet" premieres in NYC
1914 - Legendary "Christmas Truce" takes place on the battlefields of WWI b/w British & Germans troops - gifts exchanged and football played
Composer and Lyricist Irving BerlinComposer and Lyricist Irving Berlin 1915 - Irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical premieres in NYC
1917 - "Why Marry" 1st drama to win Pulitzer Prize, premieres in NYC
1917 - Hirsch/Harbach's musical "Going Up" premieres in NYC
1922 - -Dec 26] Lenin dictates his "Political testament"
1923 - Imperial Theater opens at 249 W 45th St NYC
1926 - Prince-regent Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan (1926-1989) upon the death of his father Yoshihito
1928 - Christmas Day attendance at cricket MCG (Vic v NSW) 14,887
1928 - NSW (v Vic) go from 8-74 to 9-113 to be 9-367 at stumps
1929 - Grimmett takes 6-146 for SA, Queensland all out 380 Crowd 5,390
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin 1930 - 1st US bobsled run open to public (Lake Placid, NY)
1930 - Mt Van Hoevenberg bobsled run at Lake Placid, NY opens
1930 - Slinger Nitschke scores 142 SA v Qld at Adelaide before 5,422
1930 - Tasmania all out 280, WI 2-139 at Hobart Crowd 2,500
1931 - Albert Lonergan scores 137 SA v Qld at Adelaide before 5,697
1931 - Fleetwood-Smith takes 5-69 Victoria v Tas at Hobart
1931 - NY's Metropolitan Opera broadcasts an entire opera over radio
1932 - 7.6 magnitude earthquake ravages Qansu, China, kills 275
1932 - During King George V's Christmas dinner speech his chair collapes
King of the United Kingdom George VKing of the United Kingdom George V 1933 - Another Christmas Day five-wicket haul by Clarrie Grimmett
1933 - Belgian Working people's party accept Henry de Mans Plan of Labor
1933 - Stan Smith takes 8-33 for Victoria v Tasmania at Hobart
1934 - Four centuries for SA as they make 7-644 v Qld before 6,180
1934 - Samson Raphaelson's "Accent on Youth" premieres in NYC
1936 - Belgian bishops condemn fascism & communism
1936 - Ron Hamence scores 104 for SA v Queensland before 4,865
1937 - Arturo Toscanini conducts 1st Symphony of the Air over NBC Radio
1937 - Queensland all out for 93 v SA in front of 10,436

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 293

1250 - John IV Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor (d. circa 1305)
1461 - Christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521)
1583 - Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized
1587 - Margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611)
1601 - Jose Ximenez, composer
1624 - Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust)
1628 - Noel Coypel, French painter
Physicist & Mathematician Isaac NewtonPhysicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton (1642) 1642 - Isaac Newton, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, England, physicist, mathematician; astronomer (Gravity, Laws of Motion), (d.1727)
1646 - Harald Vallerius, composer
1652 - Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (d. 1713)
1665 - Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish songwriter (d. 1746)
1667 - Ehrengard von der Schulenburg, English royal mistress (d. 1743)
1674 - Thomas Halyburton, Scottish theologian (d. 1712)
1686 - Giovanni Battista Somis, composer
1698 - Jacobus Houbraken, Dutch engraver/illustrator
1700 - Leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (d. 1758)
1711 - Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer
1716 - Johann Jakob Reiske, German scholar and physician (d. 1774)
1717 - Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italy, Pope (1775-99)
1721 - William Collins, Chichester England, (Mayor-Chichester)/poet
1728 - Johann Adam Hiller, composer
1730 - Philip Mazzei, Italian physician and friend of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1816)
1742 - Charlotte von Stein, German friend of Goethe (d. 1827)
1750 - John "Christmas" Beckwith, composer
1757 - Benjamin Pierce, U.S. politician (d 1839)
1763 - Claude Chappe, French engineer (optical telegraph)
1765 - Joseph Mazzinghi, composer
1771 - Dorothy Wordsworth
1775 - Antun Sorkocevic, composer
1808 - Stephen Cleeg Rowan, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1890
1810 - Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (d. 1892)
1811 - Wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German politician/bishop of Mainz
1813 - Milledge Luke Bonham, (Confederacy) died in 1890
1814 - Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/founder (Coop of Welfare of the People)
1815 - Temistocle Solera, composer
Humanitarian Clara BartonHumanitarian Clara Barton (1821) 1821 - Clara Barton, Oxford Mass, nurse/founder (American Red Cross), (d. 1912)
1823 - Preston Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1825 - Esteban Salas y Castro, composer
1829 - Patrick S Gilmore, composer
1831 - Johann Herbeck, composer
1832 - Thomas Alfred Smyth, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1865
1837 - Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner
1855 - James Galvin, pitcher, shut-out every opposing team in 1884
1856 - Hans von Bartels, German painter (d. 1913)
1859 - Raoul Gunsbourg, composer
1860 - Manuel Dimech, Maltese philosopher and social reformer (d. 1921)
1861 - Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian founder of Banaras Hindu University (d. 1946)
1863 - Charles Pathé, French pioneer of film and record industries (d. 1957)
1864 - Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach (d. 1951)
1865 - Evangeline Cory Booth, Salvation Army general (1904-34)
1867 - Alfred Kerr, writer
1868 - Eugenie Besserer, Watertown NY, actress (Jazz Singer)
1870 - Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics industrialist (d. 1965)
1873 - Otto Frederick Hunziker, Swiss-born American dairy educator (d. 1959)
1874 - Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (d. 1944)
1875 - Theodor Innitzer, cardinal/archbishop Vienna
1875 - Walter Lees, cricketer (Surrey pace bowler toured for Eng 1905-06)
1876 - Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Karachi, founded Pakistan (1947)/gov (1947-58)
1876 - Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, Nobel laureate (d. 1959)
1878 - W Starling Burgess, yacht designer (America Cup's Enterprise)
1878 - Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver (d. 1941)
1881 - Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees)
1883 - Fran Lhotka, composer
1883 - Maurice Utrillo, France, painter (Port St Martin, Montmartre)
1884 - Evelyn Nesbit, American actress (d. 1967)
1886 - Kid Ory, American musician (d. 1973)
1887 - Conrad Hilton, hotel mogul (Hilton Hotels)
1887 - Jacobus W G Balfoort, Dutch actor (Bulldog Drummond)
1887 - John Davidson, NYC, actor (Charlie Chan-Chinese Cat)
1890 - Robert Ripley, Santa Rosa, California, collector of odd facts (Believe it or Not), (d. 1949)
1891 - Clarrie Grimmett, cricketer (in Dunedin Great Australian leg-spinner)
1891 - Earle Foxe, Oxford OH, actor (Dance Fools Dance)
1891 - Kenneth A N Anderson, British general (Dunkerk, North Africa)
1892 - Rebecca West, [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author
1893 - Bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million)
1893 - Fred Hillebrand, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Martin Kane)
1898 - Theo Swagemakers, Dutch portrait painter
1899 - Frank Fergusson, actor (My Friend Flicka, Peyton Place)
1899 - Humphrey Bogart, NYC, actor, Here's looking at you, kid (Casablanca)
1899 - Raphael Soyer, artist (Depression Scenes in NYC)
1900 - Barton Maclane, Columbia SC, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie)
1900 - Gladys Swarthout, Deepwater Missouri, mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda)
1900 - W L "Tich" Cornford, cricketer (Sussex keeper played for England 1930)
1901 - Alice C, English duchess of Gloucester/aunt of Elizabeth II
1902 - Barton MacLane, SC, actor (Geisha Boy, Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie)
1903 - Antiochos Evanghelatos, composer
1903 - Corry Lievens, [Isabella MJ Adriaens], Flemish actress (Blue Bird)
1903 - J Edward Bromberg, Hungary, actor (Mark of Zorro, Under 2 Flags)
1904 - Gerhard Herzberg, Can, physicist (molecular structure-Nobel 1971)
1906 - Clark M Clifford, US Secretary of Defense (1968-69)
1906 - Herman J Scheltema, [NEM Pareau], Dutch jurist/poet
1906 - Lew Grade, British TV mogul (ATV)/movie producer (Boys from Brazil)
1906 - William McChesney Martin, Chairman of Federal Reserve Bank (1951-70)
1906 - Ernst Ruska, Nobel laureate (d. 1988)
1907 - Cab[ell] Calloway, Rochester, bandleader (Minnie the Moocha, Jazzball)
1907 - Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (d. 1988)
1907 - Mike Mazurki, Ukrainian-born actor (d. 1990)
1908 - Frank Ferguson, California, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal)
1908 - Helen Twelvetrees, actress (State's Attorney, Painted Desert)
1908 - Jan Seidel, composer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 8 of 8

Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison (1871) 1871 - Inventor Thomas Edison (24) marries 1st wife Mary Stilwell (16)
1871 - Writer Ambrose Bierce (29) weds Mary Ellen Day
1949 - British born actor "Notorious" Cary Grant (45) weds actress Betsy Drake (26)
1950 - Dick Tracy marries Tess Truehart
1997 - Actress Rue McClanahan (64) weds actor-producer Morrow Wilson (58) at Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria
1999 - Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (45) marries PR executive Jessica Sklar (28)
2012 - Marie Osmond's daughter Rachael Osmond (23) weds Gabriel Krueger (22) in Park City, Utah
2012 - "Arrow" actor Stephen Amell (31) weds America's Next Top Model Cassandra Jean (27) in the Caribbean

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Actor John WayneActor John Wayne (1945) 1945 - Actor John Wayne (38) divorces Josephine Saenz (37) after 12 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 124

795 - Adrian I, Italian Pope (772-95), dies aged 95
820 - Leo V, the Armenian, Byzantine gen/Emperor (813-20), murdered
1156 - Peter Venerabilis, Fr theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about 61
1249 - Peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies
1513 - Johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70
French Explorer Samuel de ChamplainFrench Explorer Samuel de Champlain (1635) 1635 - Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City, dies of a stroke at 61
1676 - Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609)
1676 - William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English soldier (b. 1592)
1683 - Kara Mustafa Pasha Turkish grand-vizier (1676-83) and Ottoman general, executed. (b. 1634)
1758 - James Hervey, English clergyman (b. 1714)
1765 - Antonio Tonelli, composer, dies at 79
1765 - Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech theologian and natural scientist (b. 1698)
1784 - Yosa Buson, Japanese painter (b. 1716)
1788 - John Logan, Scottish conductor (Ode to the Cuckoo), dies at about 40
1824 - Barbara Krudener, mystic visionary who renounced nobility, dies at 60
1842 - Bedrich Divis Weber, composer, dies at 76
1848 - Johann Erik Nordblom, composer, dies at 60
1868 - Linus Yale, developer of cylinder lock, dies
1875 - Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (b. 1851)
1878 - Anna Claypoole Peale, US painter of miniatures, dies
1880 - Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss Federal Councillor (b. 1828)
1883 - Marek Konrad Sokolowski, composer, dies at 65
1895 - Raul d'Avila Pompeia, Brazilian writer (Boarding-school), dies at 32
1904 - Per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer, dies at 61
1916 - St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic saint (b. 1845)
1921 - Hans Huber, composer, dies at 69
1921 - Korolenko, writer, dies
1922 - Alphonse Goovaerts, composer, dies at 75
1925 - Sergei Jessenin, writer, dies at 30
1925 - Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst (b. 1877)
1926 - Yoshihito, 123rd Emperor of Japan (1912-26), dies at 47
1927 - Sergei D Sazonov, Russian Foreign minister (1910-16), dies at 66
1930 - Harvey Worthington Loomis, composer, dies at 65
1933 - Francesc Macià, Catalonian statesman (b. 1859)
1935 - Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (b. 1852)
1936 - Pierre Maurice, composer, dies at 68
1938 - Karel Čapek, Czech author (b. 1890)
1940 - Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42
1942 - Vojislav Vuckovic, composer, dies at 32
1943 - Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer, dies at 62
1943 - Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer, dies at 82
1946 - W C Fields, writer/comedian (Bank Dick, It's A Gift), dies at 67
1947 - Gaspar G. Bacon, was Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1886)
1950 - Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nostalgia de la muerte), dies at 47
1950 - Neil Francis Hawkins, British fascist (b. 1903)
1951 - Harry T Moore, Florida NAACP official, killed by bomb
1953 - Patsy Donovan, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1865)
1954 - Johnny Ace, Memphis rhythm and blues singer, accidentally shoots himself in the head at 25
1954 - Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding), dies at 96
1954 - Rosario Scalero, composer, dies at 84
1956 - Robert Walser, writer, dies at 78
1957 - Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, US landscape architect and advocate for wildlife conservation dies at 87
1961 - Rheinhold Rudenberg, inventor of electron microscope, dies
1961 - Otto Loewi, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1873)
1961 - Owen Brewster, U.S. Senator from Maine (b. 1888)
1963 - Tristan Tzara, writer, dies at 67
1964 - Cheerio Meredith, actress (One Happy Family), dies at 74
1971 - Byron Arnold, composer, dies at 70
1973 - İsmet İnönü, Turkish statesman (b. 1884)
1973 - Gabriel Voisin, French aviation pioneer (b. 1880)
1975 - Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Library Gallimard), dies at 94
1976 - Arthur Mitchell, cricketer (batted in 6 Tests for Eng 1933-36), dies
1976 - Frankie Darro, actor (Radio Ranch, Valley of Wanted Men), dies at 58
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie ChaplinComedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin (1977) 1977 - Charlie Chaplin, actor/comedian (Modern Times, The Kid), dies in Switzerland at 88
1979 - Joan Blondell, American actress (Real McCoys), dies of leukemia at 73
1979 - Lee Bowman, actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover), dies at 64
1979 - Jordi Bonet, Quebec muralist and sculptor (b. 1932)
1980 - Fred Emney, actor (Adventures of a Private Eye), dies at 80
1980 - Louis Neefs, Belgian singer, dies at 43
1980 - Oscar Romero, archbishop of El Salvador, murdered
1983 - Joan Miro, Spanish surrealist, dies at his home in Majorca at 90
1985 - George Rhodes, orchestra leader (Sammy Davis Jr Show), dies at 66
1988 - Ooka Shohei, Japanese novelist (b. 1909)
1988 - Edward Pelham-Clinton, 10th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne (b. 1920)
1989 - Barrel Regtien, student leader, dies
1989 - Billy Martin, NY Yankee manager, killed in a car accident at 61
1989 - Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's dictator Nicolea, executed
1989 - Nicolea Ceausescu, dictator of Romania, executed
1989 - Ton Regtien, Dutch student leader, dies at 51
1990 - Marguerite N Wittenberg, entertainer, dies of cancer at 77
1991 - Curt Bois, actor (Great Waltz, Boat is Full), dies at 90
1991 - Mahmood Hussain, cricketer (27 Tests for Pakistan, 68 wickets), dies
1991 - Orane Demazis, French actress (Marius, Fanny et Caesar), dies at 87
1991 - Sal Provenza, entertainer, dies of lymphoma at 45
1992 - Richard H Ichord, US leader of House Un-American Activities Committee, dies at 66
1992 - Garrison H Davidson, US lt-gen commandant (West Point), dies
1992 - Helen B M Fennell Joseph, English/South Afr anti-apartheid, dies at 87
1992 - Monica Dickens, English/US journalist/author, dies at 77
1992 - Ted Croker, RAF-pilot/sect English soccer team (sponsoring), dies
1993 - Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (b. 1899)
1994 - Pierre Dreyfus, French director of Renault (1955-75), dies at 87
1994 - Zail Singh, president of India (1982-87), dies at 78
1995 - Dean Martin, singer/actor (Return to Me), dies at 78
1995 - Emmanuel Levinas, philosopher, dies at 89
1995 - Jimmy Boucher, cricketer (great Irish all-rounder 1929-54), dies
1995 - Nikolai [Nicolas Leonidovich] Slonimsky, musicologist, dies at 101
1996 - Derek Prouse, writer actor/director (Le Scandale), dies at 74
1996 - Jon Benet Ramsey, Colo child beauty queen, murdered at 6
1996 - Rupert John, gov-gen of Grenadines (1970-76), dies
1997 - Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer, dies at 39

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