This Day in History for 29th December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 143

1170 - Assassination inside Canterbury Cathedral of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church.
1503 - Battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France
1539 - St Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning
1541 - Isabella of Poland & King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu
1558 - Charles V, German Emperor, buried
1705 - Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris
1708 - Great Alliance occupies Gent
1778 - English troops occupy Savannah, Georgia
1782 - 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston
1786 - French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked
1812 - The USS Constitution under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures the HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three hour battle.
Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas BecketArchbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket 1813 - British burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812
1835 - The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
1837 - Canadian militia destroy Caroline, a US steamboat docked at Buffalo
1837 - Steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine
1841 - King/grand duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon
1845 - Texas admitted as 28th state
1848 - Gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk's administration)
1851 - 1st American Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) chapter opened in Boston Massachusetts.
1852 - Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants
Composer/Pianist Franz LisztComposer/Pianist Franz Liszt 1857 - Franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht," premieres in Weimar
1860 - The first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched.
1862 - Battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat General William T. Sherman
1862 - Bowling ball invented
1864 - Fire Dept celebrates 1st annual ball
1867 - 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY
1876 - 11 passenger cars crash in a ravine near Ashtabula Ohio, 92 die
1885 - Gottlieb Daimler patents 1st bike (Germany)
1890 - US 7th Cavalry massacre 200+ captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, SD
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 1891 - Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)
1895 - Dr L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg
1899 - English fleet brings German postschip Bundesrath up
1900 - General Viljoen surprise attack British garrison to Helvetia
1903 - French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad & Ubangi-Shari
1906 - Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906)
1908 - Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc
1911 - Proclamation restores "Dei Gratia" from Canada's coins
1911 - SF Symphony formed
1911 - Sun Yat-sen becomes the first President of the Republic of China.
1911 - Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty.
1913 - 1st movie serial, "Adventures of Kathlyn," premieres in Chicago
1920 - The netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations
1920 - Yugoslav government bans communist party
Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie KingPrime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King 1921 - Mackenzie King elected and sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada
1922 - Dutch Constitution proclaimed
1922 - Revised Netherlands Law proclaims suffrage
1926 - Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index
1926 - Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 & 230) by an innings 656 runs
1929 - Police arrest Sukarno & 100s PNI-leaders
1930 - Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans
1931 - Identification of heavy water publicly announced, HC Urey
1931 - Victoria score 7 for 435 in second innings to beat NSW
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1933 - Yank refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cin Reds
1934 - 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (Madison Square Garden)
1934 - Federico Garcia Lorca's "Yerma," premieres in Madrid
1934 - Japan renounces Wash Naval Treaty of 1922 & London Treaty of 1930
1937 - 2nd Irish constitution comes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie
1937 - Lou Thesz beats E Marshall in St Louis, to become wrestling champ
1937 - Pan Am starts San Francisco-to-Auckland, New Zealand service
1938 - Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins
1939 - First flight of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber prototype
1940 - Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II)
1940 - NFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 28-14
1944 - Belgian nazi Leon Degrelle at default to the death sentenced
1944 - Gen Eisenhowers train returns to Versailles
1947 - Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
1948 - "Rape of Lucretia" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances
1948 - Canada recognizes Israel
1948 - US State Dept announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit
1949 - 1st UHF television station operating regular basis (Bridgeport Ct)
1949 - Hungary nationalized its industries
1951 - Flying Enterprise in difficulty in Canal
1952 - 1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale (Elmsford NY)
1954 - Kingdom of Netherlands, with Netherlands & Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 1955 - Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13
1957 - Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game
1957 - Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
1958 - Balt Colts beat NY Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game
1958 - TV soap "Young Dr Malone" debuts
1959 - Saul Levitt's "Andersonville Trial," premieres in NYC
1962 - Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 8 days
1963 - 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
1965 - "Thunderball" premieres in US
1965 - CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
1965 - Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"
1965 - 54th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Sydney (4-1)
1966 - Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass)
1967 - Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
1967 - Turkish-Cypriot government forms in Cyprus
1968 - Balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game
1968 - Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes
1968 - NY Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game
1969 - NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause
1972 - Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101
1972 - Life magazine ceases publication
1972 - Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson & Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG
1974 - Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town," premieres in NYC
1975 - 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC
1977 - Ronald Ribman's "Cold Storage," premieres in NYC
1978 - Shah of Iran, asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian government

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 185

1563 - Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer
1586 - Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona
1678 - Gotthard Wagner, composer
1709 - Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], Kolomenskoye, Moscow, tsarina of Russia (1741-62) and daughter of Peter the Great
1721 - Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th
1743 - Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer
1767 - Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer
Empress of Russia Elizabeth of RussiaEmpress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia (1709) 1776 - Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric
1792 - Archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)
1796 - Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (d. 1877)
1800 - Charles Goodyear, New Haven Connecticut, American inventor (vulcanization process for rubber)
1808 - Andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69)
1808 - Gyorgy Apponyi, Hungarian Parliament member
1809 - Albert Pike, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1891
1809 - William Ewart Gladstone, Liberal British PM (1868-74, '80-86, '92-94), (d. 1898)
British Prime Minister William GladstoneBritish Prime Minister William Gladstone (1809) 1813 - Etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer
1816 - Carl Ludwig, German physician (d. 1895)
1831 - Adam Badeau, Bvt Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1833 - John James Ingalls, (Rep-Ks)
1843 - Elisabeth of Wied (pen name was Carmen Sylva), queen of Romania and writer (d. 1916)
1850 - Tomas Breton y Hernandez, composer
1856 - Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes integral)
1859 - Venustiano Carranza, pres of Mexico (1915-20)
1866 - Joseph Limburg, liberal Second-Member of parliament (1905-19)
1869 - Bill Howell, cricketer (Australian bowler at turn of century)
1876 - Pablo Casals, Vendrell Catalonia Spain, cellist/conductor/composer
1879 - Billy Mitchell, aviation hero Gen (WW I)
1880 - Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer
1881 - Jess Willard, American boxer (d. 1968)
1887 - Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer
1888 - Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal
1892 - Emory Parnell, St Paul MN, actress (Rocket Man, County Fair)
1896 - David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexico, painter/muralist (Lib of Chile)
1897 - Hermann Heiss, composer
1898 - Jeanne Leleu, composer
1899 - Nie Rongzhen, People's Liberation Army Chief of General Staff (d. 1992)
1900 - Willie Humphrey, jazz Clarinetist
1902 - Nels Stewart, National Hockey League player (d. 1957)
1903 - Clyde McCoy, jazz trumpeter/bandleader
1907 - James Gardner, designer
1908 - Claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy)
1908 - Gerben Sonderman, Dutch test pilot (Fokker)
1910 - Ronald Coase, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate
1912 - Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Melbourne Australia, composer (Triad)
1913 - Laurence Gower, academic
1914 - Billy Tipton, American musician (d. 1989)
1914 - Albert Tucker, Australian artist (d. 1999)
1915 - Charles L[eonard] Harness, US, sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead)
1915 - John P W Meefout, Dutch sculptor (Laying Woman)
1915 - Robert Ruark, US writer (Something of Value)
1915 - Bill Osmanski, American football player (d. 1996)
American Politician Tom BradleyAmerican Politician Tom Bradley (1917) 1917 - Tom Bradley, Calvert Texas, American politician (Mayor-D-LA) (1973-1993)
1919 - Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist/writer (De dei is forroun/Havank-T)
1919 - Roman Vlad, composer
1920 - Syd Dernley, hangman
1920 - Viveca Lindfors, Uppsala Sweden, actress (Way We Were, Welcome to LA)
1921 - Dobrica Cosic, writer
1921 - Mala Powers, SF California, actress (Cyrano de Bergerac) [or 12/20/31]
1921 - Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (d. 2006)
1922 - William Gaddis, American writer (d. 1998)
1925 - Pete Dye, American golf course architect
1927 - Jim Simpson, Wash DC, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
1927 - Andy Stanfield, American athlete (d. 1985)
1928 - Bernard Cribbins, Oldham England, actor (Val Doonican Show)
1930 - Willy Giefer, composer
1931 - Prince Gu of Korea, Korean royalty (d. 2005)
1932 - Inga Swenson, Omaha Nebraska, actress (Gretchen-Benson)
1933 - Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist
1934 - Ed Flanders, Minneapolis Mn, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere)
1934 - Tom Jarriel, LaGrange Ga, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20)
1935 - Tony Bramall, England, auto dealer/multi-millionaire (Harrogate)
NFL Middle Linebacker Ray NitschkeNFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke (1936) 1936 - Ray Nitschke, Elmwood Park Illinois, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers)
1936 - Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, composer
1937 - Mary Tyler Moore, Bkln, actress (Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People)
1937 - Barbara Steele, Birkenhead, Cheshire, English actress (Black Sunday, 8½)
1938 - Jon Voight, Yonkers, NY, actor (Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy)
1938 - Wayne Huizenga, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster, Miami Dolphins)
1939 - Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- )
1939 - Ed Bruce, Keiser Arkansas, country singer
1940 - Brigitte Kronauer, writer
Actress Mary Tyler MooreActress Mary Tyler Moore (1937) 1940 - Peter Koelewijn, Dutch writer/vocalist (Come off that Roof)
1941 - Ray Thomas, England, rock vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
1942 - Rick Danko, Blayney Ontario, Canadain musician (The Band)
1942 - Jerry Summers, rocker
1942 - Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor, (d. 2012)
1943 - JHR Maij-Wegge, Dutch traffic minister (19..-94)
1944 - Rodney Redmond, NZ cricket (opener scored century in Test v Pak 1973)
1945 - Adje Roland, Dutch disc-jockey
1946 - Laffit Pincay Jr, jockey (Ky Derby 1984, Belmont 1982-84, Swale)
1946 - Marianne Faithfull, Hampstead England, vocalist (Money)
1946 - Paul Trible, (Sen-R-Va)
1947 - Cozy Powell, England, rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, ELP)
1947 - Ted Danson, SD California, actor (Sam Malone-Cheers, 3 Men & a Baby)
1947 - Vincent Winter, British actor (d. 1998)
1949 - Syed Kirmani, cricketer (Indian keeper after Engineer)
1950 - Jon Polito, Phila, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide)
1951 - Laurel Masse, Holland Mich, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Operator)
1951 - Yvonne Elliman, US actress/singer (I Don't Know How to Love Him)
1951 - Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (d. 2007)
1952 - Gelsey Kirkland, Bethlehem Pa, ballerina/druggie (Nutcracker)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 12 of 12

1876 - Frederic A Bartholdi (Statue of Liberty sculptor) weds Jeanne-Emilie
Astronaut Buzz AldrinAstronaut Buzz Aldrin (1954) 1954 - Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (24) weds Joan Archer
1957 - "Steve and Eydie" singer duo Steve Lawrence (22) weds Eydie Gorme (29) at the home of Beldon Katleman in Las Vegas
1984 - MLB player Paul O'Neill (21) weds his childhood sweetheart Nevalee Davis in Columbus, Ohio
1984 - MLB player Mark McGwire (21) weds Kathlene Hughes
1990 - Olympic gymnist Mary Lou Retton weds Shannon Kelley
1994 - Billionaire J. Paul Getty Jr marries Victoria Holdsworth on Barbados
1997 - Actress Cate Blanchett (28) weds screenwriter Andrew Upton (31) at Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia
2004 - Former X-Files Gillian Anderson (36) weds former journalist and documentary filmmaker Julian Ozanne (42) on Shella island in Lamu, Kenya
Actress Cate BlanchettActress Cate Blanchett (1997) 2005 - "One Life To Live" actress Bree Williamson (26) weds surfer Josh Evans near the Flor Blanca Resort in Mal Pais, Costa Rica
2006 - Comedian Jay Mohr (36) weds "Las Vegas" actress Nikki Cox (28) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
2012 - "The Glades" actress Kiele Sanchez (36) weds "Friday Night Lights" actor Zach Gilford (31) in Napa Valley, California

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

NFL Quarterback John ElwayNFL Quarterback John Elway (2003) 2003 - Retired NFL quarterback John Elway (43) divorces first wife Janet Buchan after 18 years of marriage
2006 - One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush (24) divorces actor Chad Michael Murray (25) for the reason of fraud after 5 months of marriage
2006 - NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (43) divorces Juanita Vanoy (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 111

721 - Empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661)
1141 - Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed
Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas BecketArchbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket (1170) 1170 - Thomas Becket, English Archbishop of Canterbury, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II at 52
1558 - Hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31
1563 - Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)
1619 - Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies
1630 - Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51
1634 - John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612)
1661 - Antoine Gérard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594)
1689 - Olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried
1689 - Thomas Sydenham, English physician (b. 1624)
1731 - J Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46
1737 - Joseph Saurin, French mathematician (b. 1659)
1785 - Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69
1785 - Johan Herman Wessel, Norwegian poet (b. 1742)
1815 - Saartjie Baartman, Hottentot Venus, dies in Paris
1821 - Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael, S Neth general, dies at 61
1822 - Albert Christoph Dies, composer, dies at 67
1825 - Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini, composer, dies
1825 - Jacques-Louis David, French painter (Death of Marat), dies at 77
1835 - Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer, dies at 29
1836 - Johann Baptist Schenk, composer, dies at 83
1847 - William Crotch, composer, dies at 72
1871 - Ferdinand Marcucci, composer, dies at 71
1877 - Willem Sassen, Dutch attorney general on Curacao (Affair-S), dies
1890 - Big Foot, Sioux Indian chief, dies at Wounded Knee
1891 - Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician, dies at 68
1894 - Christina Rossetti, English poet, dies at 64 in London
1897 - William James Linton, American wood engraver and political reformer. (b. 1812)
1898 - Georg Goltermann, composer, dies at 74
1915 - Charles Beach Hawley, composer, dies at 57
1916 - Grigori Rasputin, Russian faith healer/intriguer, murdered at 45
1924 - Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)
1925 - Félix E Vallotton, Swiss painter/writer (Chaste Susanne), dies at 60
1926 - Rainer M Rilke, Austrias songwriter/writer (Wise Queen), dies at 51
1929 - Wilhelm Maybach, German automobile designer (b. 1846)
1933 - Joh Georghe Duca, premier of Romania, murdered
1937 - Don Marquis, American author (b. 1878)
1942 - Frank D Adams, Canadian geologist, dies at 83
1943 - William H Singer, US painter/collector (Singer Museum), dies at 75
1947 - Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian/general, dies at 78
1952 - Beryl Rubinstein, composer, dies at 54
1953 - Violet MacMillan, American Broadway theatre actress(b. 1887)
1956 - Martin Albertz, German theologist (Jesus Christ's Church), dies at 73
1957 - Tom Richmond, cricketer (Notts leg-spinner took 2-86 in Eng Test), die
1958 - Doris Humphrey, US dancer/choreographer (Dances of Women), dies at 63
1959 - Robin Humphrey Milford, composer, dies at 56
1960 - Eden Phillpotts, British writer (b. 1862)
1960 - Philippe Panneton, Quebec physician, diplomat and writer (b. 1895)
1964 - Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats), dies at 63
1964 - Miroslav Krejci, composer, dies at 73
1965 - Kusaku Yamada, composer, dies at 79
1967 - Paul Whiteman, US orchestra leader (Fabulous Dorseys), dies at 77
1968 - Austin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher (b. 1904)
1970 - John de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58
1970 - Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (b. 1909)
1970 - William King Gregory, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory), dies at 94
1971 - Stuart Holmes, dies of stomach ailment at 87
1972 - Fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83
1975 - Euell Gibbons, American outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets (b. 1911).
1976 - Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500 m sprinter (Oly-silver-76), dies at 22
1980 - Roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67
1980 - Tim Hardin, American singer (Bird on a Wire), dies of a drug overdose at 39
1980 - Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian writer (b. 1899)
1981 - Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41
1981 - Miroslav Krleža, Croatian writer (b. 1893)
1982 - Sol C Siegel, US film producer (High Society), dies at 79
1984 - Leo Robin, lyricist, dies of heart failure at 84
1986 - Andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Stalker), dies at 54
1986 - John Antill, composer, dies at 82
1986 - [Maurice] Harold MacMillan, PM of Great-Britain (1957-63), dies at 92
1988 - Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (b. 1940)
1991 - Julia McCarthy, dies of cancer at 64
1992 - LH Ruitenberg, vicar/editor in chief (Reform Netherlands), dies at 87
1992 - Vivienne Segal, US actress (Broadway, Pal Joey), dies at 95
1993 - Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Soviet Armenian actor (b. 1930)
1994 - Eugene Tanner Jr, singer, dies at 58
1994 - Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), dies at 68
1995 - Hope Clara Chenhalls, food inspector, dies at 85
Actress Lita GreyActress Lita Grey (1995) 1995 - Lita Grey, second wife of Charlie Chaplin, dies of cancer at 87
1995 - Madeleine Barot, resistance heroine, dies at 86
1995 - Nello Celio, president of Switz (1972), dies at 81
1996 - Alma Birk, journalist/politician, dies at 77
1996 - Daniel Raphaeautl Mayer, journalist/resistance leader, dies at 86
1996 - Mireille Hartuch, singer/songwriter, dies at 90
1996 - Oswald Szemerenyi, philologist, dies at 83
1996 - Peggy (Margaret McCrorie) Herbison, politician, dies at 89
1996 - Robert Morris, lawyer, dies at 81
1996 - Willaim Brown, British TV executive, dies at 67
1996 - William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian, dies at 85
1997 - (Hanlon) Pat Clarke, cyclist, dies at 82
1997 - Robert Steel, academic, dies at 82
1998 - Jean-Claude Forest, writer and illustrator of comics (Barbarella) (b. 1930)
1999 - Leon Radzinowicz, British criminologist (b. 1906)
2001 - Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)
2003 - Earl Hindman, American actor (b. 1942)
2003 - Dinsdale Landen, English actor (b. 1932)
2003 - Bob Monkhouse, English comedian and game show host (b. 1928)
2004 - Liddy Holloway, New Zealand actress (b. 1947)
2004 - Ken Burkhart, American baseball player (b. 1915)

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