This Day in History for 28th December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 175

418 - St Boniface I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
801 - Louis the Vrome occupies Barcelona
1065 - Westminister Abbey consecrated in London
1308 - The reign of Emperor Hanazono, emperor of Japan, begins.
1612 - First observation of Neptune - Galileo observes and records a "fixed star" without realising it is a planet
1614 - Sperm whale beached at Noordwijk
1732 - 1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanack" (Pennsylvania Gazette)
1767 - King Taksin crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital.
1816 - American Colonization Society organizes
1821 - Naples: Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna
1828 - 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed
1832 - John C. Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with President Jackson)
Politician John C. CalhounPolitician John C. Calhoun 1836 - Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
1846 - Iowa becomes 29th state
1849 - M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning, he accidentally upset lamp containing turpentine & oil on his clothing & sees cleaning effect
1850 - Rangoon Burma, destroyed by fire
1860 - Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad
1864 - Battle of Egypt Station, MS
1867 - United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
1869 - William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patents chewing gum
Abolitionist Harriet TubmanAbolitionist Harriet Tubman 1877 - John Stevens, applies for a patent for his flour rolling mill
1878 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Quod apostolici muneris (socialism)
1879 - North British Railway's train falls as Tay bridge collapses (Scot)
1887 - Sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted
1893 - French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu
1895 - Film makers the Lumiere brothers, hold the first commercial film screening at Salon Indien du Grand Café, Paris
1897 - Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac," premieres in Paris
1902 - 1st indoor pro football game, Syracuse beats Phila 6-0 (Madison Square Garden, NYC)
1902 - Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US
1903 - Clyde Fitch's "Glad of It," premieres in NYC
1904 - 1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London)
1905 - Intercollegiate Athletic Association of US founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)
1905 - NSW all out for 805 vs Victoria, win by innings & 253
1906 - Ecuador adopts its constitution
1908 - Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)
1910 - Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (NYC)
1912 - National Council of Young Israel convenes
1912 - SF Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary St (MUNI)
1912 - The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.
1914 - Turks are repulsed by the Russians after fighting in Armenia for weeks
1915 - SF City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph
1915 - Today the British Cabinet recognizes the true nature of the war by deciding to institute compulsory military service, with single men to be conscripted before married ones
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw 1923 - George Bernard Shaw's "St Joan," premieres in NYC
1925 - George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes," premieres in NYC
1926 - Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW v Vic
1926 - Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service
1926 - Ponsford scores 352 & Ryder 295 against NSW
1926 - Victoria all out for 1107 against NSW at the MCG Crowd 22,348
1927 - George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Royal Family," premieres in NYC
1928 - Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made
Jazz Musician Louis ArmstrongJazz Musician Louis Armstrong 1928 - Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues"
1931 - Lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as president of Nanjing-China
1935 - W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC
1935 - Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union.
1937 - Fascist Octavian Goga becomes PM of Romania/begins spread of Judaism
1938 - Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa
1940 - Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
1941 - State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia
1942 - Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus
1942 - Robert Sullivan becomes 1st pilot to fly Atlantic 100 times
1943 - All Kalmyk inhabitants of of the Russian Republic of Kalmukkie deported by the Soviet Union to Central Asia and Siberia. Many die on route
1944 - Eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt Belgium
1944 - Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross
1944 - Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town," premieres in NYC
1945 - Congress officially recognizes "Pledge of Allegiance"
1947 - Chic Cards beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game
1948 - IDF crosses Egyptian border
1948 - Middel-Java as a whole in Dutch hands
1948 - US announced a study to launch an Earth satellite
1948 - The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.
1949 - 20th Century Fox announces it would produce TV programs
1950 - Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
1950 - The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park.
1952 - Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game
1953 - WLBT TV channel 3 in Jackson, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - 43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)
1954 - KEPR TV channel 19 in Pasco-Kennewick-Richl, WA (CBS) 1st broadcast
1955 - 44th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (5-0)
1956 - Miss Frances [Horwich], last Ding Dong School on NBC-TV
1957 - CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
1957 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1957 - 46th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
1958 - Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville) hit #1
1958 - "The Greatest Game Ever Played", Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in the first every sudden-death overtime game in NFL history (17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game)
1960 - 49th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (4-1)
Playwright Tennessee WilliamsPlaywright Tennessee Williams 1961 - Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana," premieres in NYC
1961 - 50th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Melbourne (5-0)
1962 - UN troops occupies Elizabethstad Katanga
1962 - 51st Davis Cup: Australia beats Mexico in Brisbane (5-0)
1963 - "Double Dublin" closes at Little Theater NYC after 4 performances
1963 - "Jennie" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 82 performances
1963 - Merle Haggard 1st appearance on country chart with "Sing a Sad Song"
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle HaggardCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard 1964 - Premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' Stefan Rasin
1964 - Principal filming of "Dr Zhivago," begins
1966 - 13 die in a train crash in Everett Mass
1966 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1966 - 55th Davis Cup: Australia beats India in Melbourne (4-1)
1967 - KTSB (now KSNT) TV channel 27 in Topeka, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1967 - Muriel Siebert is 1st women to own a seat on NY Stock Exchange
1967 - 56th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Brisbane (4-1)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 242

1164 - Emperor Rokujō of Japan (d. 1176)
1484 - Joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen
1522 - Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583)
1619 - Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)
1631 - Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist
1635 - Princess Elizabeth of England (d. 1650)
1655 - Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1698)
1665 - George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (d. 1716)
1694 - Ceslav Vanura, composer
1731 - Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master
1738 - Thaddaus Ferdinand Lipowsky, composer
1751 - Josef Blazej Smrcek, composer
1753 - Johan Wikmanson, composer
1763 - John Molson, founded Montreal brewery (Molsons)
1778 - Franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki, Polish politician (d. 1846)
1783 - Robert Gallenberg, composer
1787 - Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch writer/engineer on Curacao
1801 - James Barnes, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1869
1805 - Tomas Genoves y Lapetra, composer
1812 - Julius Reitz, composer
1822 - William Booth Taliaferro, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1898
1823 - Thomas Alexander Scott, Asst Secy War (Union), died in 1881
1826 - Conrad Busken Huet, Dutch vicar/literary (Country of Rubens)
1827 - Robert Latimer McCook, volunteers Brigadier General (Union), died in 1862
1828 - Karl L Kahlbaum, German psychiatrist (katatonie)
1833 - Charles Miller Shelley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1907
1835 - Archibald Geikie, British geologist
1837 - Benjamin Johnson Lang, composer
1842 - Calixa Lavallee, composer
1845 - Homer Newton Bartlett, composer
1849 - Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto of Bismarck
28th US President Woodrow Wilson28th US President Woodrow Wilson (1856) 1856 - [Thomas] Woodrow Wilson, Staunton Va, 28th (D) US President (1913-21), Nobel Peace Prize 1919
1859 - Gerard Brucken Fock, composer
1859 - John W Fortescue, military historian
1860 - Alexander von Fielitz, composer
1865 - Félix E Vallotton, Switz/French painter/writer (Chaste Suzanna)
1866 - Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian and diplomat (d. 1935)
1868 - Marie van Regteren Altena, Dutch painter (Amsterdam's Joffers)
1872 - Pío Baroja y Nessi, San Sebastián, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer)
Spanish Writer Pio BarojaSpanish Writer Pio Baroja (1872) 1880 - Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet
1882 - Arthur Eddington, England, astrophysicist/cosmologist/mathematician
1883 - A Wolfenstein, writer
1884 - Joseph Pholien, Belgian premier (1950-52)/communist hunter
1887 - Charles Dingle
1888 - Gabriel von Wayditch, composer
1889 - Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
1890 - Frank Butler, Oxford England, actor/sreenwriter (Road to Bali, China)
1894 - Andre de Meulemeester, Belgian WW I pilot (Eagle of Flanders)
1894 - Ed Healey, NFL tackle (Rock Island Independents, Chicago Bears)
1896 - Roger Huntington Sessions, Brooklyn NY, composer (Black Masks)
1898 - Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish meteorologist (d. 1957)
1898 - Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (d. 1947)
1899 - Eugeniusz Bodo, Polish actor (d. 1943)
1902 - Mortimer J Adler, NYC, author (Encyclopedia Brittanica)
1902 - Shen Congwen, writer
1903 - John von Neumann, mathematician/astronomer (Bocher Award 1938)
1903 - Earl Hines, American musician (d. 1983)
1904 - Clabon W Allen, Australian/British astronomer
1904 - Sergei Yutkevich, St Petersburg Russia, director (Otello, Banya)
1905 - Cliff Arquette, Toledo Oh, comedian (Charlie Weaver)
1905 - Earl "Fatha" Hines, Duquesne Pa, jazz pianist (Deep Forest)
1905 - Gajapatairaj Vijaya Ananda the Rajkumar of Vizianagram (Ind)
1907 - Roman Palester, Polish composer: The Weichsel
1908 - Lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare)
1909 - Billy Williams, Waco Tx, singer (Your Show of Shows)
1909 - Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet (Subrani Sutsjinenija)
1910 - John Kerr, NZ, cricketer (opening batsman in 1930s)
1911 - Phani Majumdar, film maker
1911 - Sam Levenson, NYC, humorist (Sam Levenson Show, Masquerade Party)
1913 - Lou Jacobi, Toronto Ontario, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba)
1914 - Bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street)
1914 - Lee Bowman, Cincinnati Ohio, actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover)
1915 - Roebuck "Pops" Staples, US gospel/singer (Staple Singers)
1916 - Noel Johnson, British actor (Frenzy, Frightmare, Royal Flash)
1917 - Ellis Clarke, president Trinidad & Tobago (1976-87)
1919 - Inocenti Carreno, composer
1920 - Steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles), (d. 2012)
1920 - Bruce McCarty, South Bend, Indiana, architect (1982 World Fair), (d. 2013)
1921 - Eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist
1921 - Johnny Otis, (Alexandres Veliotes) Vallejo California, US R & B musician, producer and talent scout
1922 - Nyron Sultan Asgarali, cricketer (West Indian opening bat 1957)
1922 - Stan Lee, comics artist/creator (Spiderman, Incredible Hulk)
1923 - Andrew Duggan, actor (Secret War of Harry Frigg, Winds of War)
1924 - Milton Obote, President of Uganda (d. 2005)
1925 - Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough
1925 - Hildegard Knef, Ulm Germany, actress (Touch of Class, Mozambique), (d. 2002)
1926 - Donald Carr, cricketer (England player in 50's, later MCC honcho)
1927 - Anne Legendre Armstrong, ambassador (to UK)
1927 - Simon Raven, English playwright/critic (Alms for Oblivion)
1928 - Kamillo Lendvay, composer
1928 - Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (d. 2001)
1929 - Maarten Schmidt, Neth/US astronomer (quasars)
1929 - Owen Bieber, United Auto Workers president
1929 - Terry Sawchuk, Winnipeg Manitoba, NHL goaltender (Redwings, Bruins, Maple Leaf, Rangers)
1931 - Martin Milner, Detroit, Michigan, American actor (Route 66, Adam 12)
1931 - Georg "Org" Marais, South African economist/underminister of Finance
1931 - Guy Debord, situationist
1931 - John de Mol, Dutch vocalist/composer/producer
1932 - Clem Schouwenaars, Flemish poet/writer
1932 - Dorsey Burnette, Memphis, rocker (Tall Oak Tree, Hey Little One)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 11 of 11

1936 - British best-selling romantic author Barbara Cartland (35) marries 2nd husband Hugh McCorquodale
Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko NagurskiHall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski (1936) 1936 - Football player Bronko Nagurski (28) weds childhood sweetheart Eileen Kane in International Falls, Minnesota
1950 - Author John Steinbeck (48) weds actress Elaine Anderson (36)
1956 - Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (23) weds actor Gig Young (43)
1956 - Singer Patti Page (29) weds choreographer Charles O'Curran in Las Vegas, Nevada
1957 - "Rebel Without A Cause" actress Natalie Wood (19) weds actor Robert Wagner (27) at Scottsdale United Methodist Church in Scottsdale, Arizona
1994 - Billy Ray Cyrus (Achy Breaky Heart) weds Leticia Finley
1997 - Actor Robert Carlyle (36) weds makeup artist Anastasia Shirley in Scotland
Actor Woody HarrelsonActor Woody Harrelson (2008) 2008 - "Cheers" actor Woody Harrelson (47) weds longtime girlfriend Laura Louie (43) in Maui Island
2010 - "Thor" actor Chris Hemsworth (27) weds spanish actress Elsa Pataky (34) in Indonesia
2011 - "Stargate SG-1" actor Christopher Judge (47) weds actress and model Gianna Patton (33)

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

Actress Janet LeighActress Janet Leigh (1942) 1942 - Actress Janet Leigh (14) divorces childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) 4 months after getting married
2010 - Film and record company executive Justin Siegel (23) divorces actress-singer Emmy Rossum due to irreconcilable differences after a year-and-a-half of marriage
2012 - Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (82) divorces Lois Driggs Cannon due to irreconcilable differences after 23 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 107

300 - Theonas, Patriarch of Alexandria
1367 - Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (b. 1330)
1446 - Clement VIII, (Sanchez Muñoz), Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies
1503 - Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1471)
1542 - Albert Pigge, [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52
1622 - Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint, dies at 55
1663 - Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618)
1671 - Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (b. 1611)
1673 - Joan Blaeu, Dutch cartographer/publisher (Atlas Major), dies at 77
1694 - Mary II, Queen of England, dies after 5 years of rule at 32 [NS=Jan 7]
1703 - Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1664)
1706 - Pierre Bayle, French theologist (History of Criticism), dies at 59
1708 - Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, French botanist (b. 1656)
1715 - William Carstares, Scottish minister (b. 1649)
1734 - Robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (b. 1671)
Folk Hero and Outlaw Rob RoyFolk Hero and Outlaw Rob Roy (1734) 1734 - Rob Roy, Scottish folk hero and outlaw, dies at 63
1772 - Ernst J earl van/of Biron, Russian duke of Courland, dies at 82
1775 - Peter A van de Parra, gov-gen of (Neth Indies), dies at 61
1779 - Gennaro Manna, composer, dies at 64
1793 - Louis earl of Bylandt, Dutch admiral, dies at about 75
1795 - Eugenio Espejo, Ecuadorian scientist (b. 1747)
1830 - Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer, dies at 83
1859 - Thomas Babington Macaulay, English essayist/historian, dies
1860 - Cornelius Broere, Dutch RC clergyman/poet, dies at 57
1862 - Joaquim Casimiro Junior, composer, dies at 54
1870 - Alexey Fyodorovich L'vov, composer, dies at 72
1870 - Peter van Schendel, Dutch painter, dies at 64
1872 - James Van Ness, Mayor of San Francisco (1855-1856) (b. 1808)
1878 - Jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer, dies at 90
1884 - Gerben Colmjon, Frisian linguist/publisher, dies at 56
1891 - Alfred Cellier, composer, dies at 47
1897 - Rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (b. 1833)
1900 - Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto, Portuguese explorer (b. 1846)
1903 - George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies at 46
1915 - Gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer/politician, dies at 78
1916 - Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81
1917 - Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian World War One flying ace (b. 1892)
1918 - George H White, last post Reconstruction congressman (Penn), dies
1918 - Olavo Bilac, Brazilian poet (b. 1865)
1919 - Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (b. 1854)
1924 - Léon Bakst, Russian artist (b. 1866)
1932 - John Blackham, cricketer (35 Tests as Aust WK, caught 37), dies
1935 - Clarence Day, writer (Life with Father), dies
1937 - Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62
1938 - Florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48
1943 - Steve Evans, American baseball player (b. 1885)
1945 - Theodore Dreiser, novelist (An American Tragedy), dies at 74
1946 - Carrie Jacobs Bond, American composer (I Love You Truly), dies at 85
1947 - Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy (1900-46), dies at 78
1948 - Mahmud Nokrashy Pasha, PM of Egypt (19..-48), assassinated
1949 - Jack Lovelock, NZ/US surgeon/athlete (Olympic-gold-1936), dies at 39
1949 - W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse), dies at 60
1952 - Fletcher Henderson, American musician (b. 1897)
1956 - Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic party-chairman, dies at 76
1959 - Ante Pavelić, leader of Nazi Germany puppet Independent State of Croatia (b. 1889)
1961 - Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, 1st lady (1915-21), dies at 89
1962 - Kathleen Clifford, American actress (b. 1887)
1963 - Abbott Joseph Liebling, American journalist/writer, dies
1963 - Paul Hindemith, German composer (Composer's World), dies at 68
1967 - Béla Schick, Hung/US children's physician (Scarlet Fever), dies at 90
1967 - Katharine McCormick, American women's rights activist (b. 1875)
1969 - Henry Oscar, actor (Saint in London), dies at 78
1970 - L Mendel Rivers, (Rep-D-SC), dies at 65
1971 - Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner, composer, dies at 83
1976 - Freddie King, rocker, dies at 42
1976 - Katharine Byron, American politician (b. 1903)
1978 - Harry Winston, US jeweler for the "rich & famous", dies at 82
1980 - Amir Elahi, cricketer, 1st Pakistani Test cricketer to die
1980 - Jersey calf, lived 222 days with an artificial heart
1981 - Allan Dwan, Canadian-born film director (b. 1885)
1982 - Frederick Douglass Hall, composer, dies at 84
1983 - Dennis Wilson, drummer/singer (Beach Boys), drowns at 39
1983 - William Demarest, actor (My 3 Sons), dies in Palm Springs at 91
1983 - Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (b. 1910)
1984 - Sam Peckinpah, director, dies of cardiac arrest at 59
1986 - Andrei Tarkovsky, dies
1986 - Louis van Lint, Belgian painter, dies at 77
1987 - Charles Malik, Lebanon's 1st delegate to UN, dies at 81
1988 - Hal Ashby, academy-award winning director, dies of cancer at 59
1989 - Robert Wickler, dies
1989 - Hermann Oberth, German physicist (b. 1894)
1990 - Ed van der Elsken, Dutch photographer (Sweet Life), dies at 65
1990 - Kiel Martin, actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 46
1990 - Lucas Polhaupessy, Moluccan leader, dies
1991 - Cassandra Harris, actress (For Your Eyes Only), dies of cancer at 39
1991 - Jacques Aubuchon, actor (Hoax, Thunder Road), dies of heart failure
1992 - Mort Greene, US songwriter (My Grandfather's Clock), dies at 80
1993 - Howard Caine, dies
1993 - Joop Vervoort, Dutch soccer referee, dies at 61
1993 - William L Shirer, writer (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich), dies at 89
1994 - Julian Belfrage, theatre agent, dies at 60
1995 - Harold Francis Collison, trade unionist, dies at 84
1997 - George Fleming, cyclist, dies at 80
1997 - James Lees-Milne, architecural historian, dies at 89
1997 - Ronald Clive Williams, actor/comedian, dies at 68
1999 - Clayton Moore, American actor (b. 1914)
2001 - Samuel A. Goldblith, American food scientist (b. 1919)
2001 - William X. Kienzle, American novelist (b. 1928)
2003 - Benjamin Hacker, American admiral (b. 1935)
2004 - Jerry Orbach, American actor (b. 1935)

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