This Day in History for 14th February

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 178

842 - Charles II & Louis the German sign treaty
1009 - First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
1014 - Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry II Roman German Emperor
1076 - Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV (for the 1st time)
1130 - Jewish Cardinal Pietro Pierleone elected as anti-pope Anacletus II
1540 - Emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels
1556 - Archbishop Thomas Cranmer declared a heretic
1610 - Polish king Sigismund III, Forges Dimitri #2 & Romanov family sign covenant against Tsar Vasili Shushki
1630 - Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco, Brazil
1670 - Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna
Holy Roman Emperor Henry IVHoly Roman Emperor Henry IV 1689 - English parliament places Mary Stuart/Prince William III on the throne
1743 - Henry Pelham becomes Britain's First Lord of Treasury
1747 - Astronomer James Bradley presents his discovery of the wobbling motion of the Earth on its axis to the Royal Society, London
1766 - Dutch governor Falck and King Keerthisiri Rajasinghe of Kandy sign Treaty of Batticaloa
1778 - "Stars & Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)
1794 - 1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Phila
1797 - The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.
British Naval Officer Horatio NelsonBritish Naval Officer Horatio Nelson 1803 - Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington, Penn
1803 - Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void.
1804 - Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
1831 - Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
1844 - Lt. John C. Frémont first European to discover Lake Tahoe in the US
1849 - In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes first serving US President to have his photograph taken (by Matthew Brady).
1855 - Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
11th US President James Knox Polk11th US President James Knox Polk 1859 - Oregon admitted as 33rd state of the Union
1862 - Galena, 1st US iron-clad warship for service at sea, launched, Connecticut
1867 - Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co issues 1st policy
1867 - Morehouse College organizes (Augusta Georgia)
1872 - 1st state bird refuge authorized (Lake Merritt CA)
1876 - A G Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor
1879 - Chilean troops occupy Antofagasta
1883 - 1st state labor union legislation; NJ legalizes unions
1887 - Cubs sell Mike King Kelly to Boston for record $10,000
1889 - 1st train load of fruit (oranges) leaves LA for east
1890 - 1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game
1894 - Venus is both a morning star & evening star
Writer/Poet Oscar WildeWriter/Poet Oscar Wilde 1895 - Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest," opens in London
1896 - George Lohmann takes a hat-trick v South Africa, 8-7 for inning
1896 - South Africa all out for 30 v England - their lowest ever
1896 - Stanley Cup: Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias, 2-0
1896 - Theodor Herzl publishes "Der Judenstaat"
1899 - US Congress begins using voting machines
1900 - Date of events in movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
1900 - Russia responds to international pressure to free Finland by tightening imperial control over the country.
1903 - US Dept of Commerce & Labor forms
1907 - 1st US foxhound association forms in NYC
1912 - 1st US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton, Ct
1912 - Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state
1914 - High Council of Labor forms in Hague Netherlands
1918 - H Atteridge & S Rombergs musical "Sinbad," premieres in NYC
1918 - USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar (originally Feb 1)
1919 - United Parcel Service forms
1919 - The Polish-Soviet War begins.
1920 - League of Women Voters forms in Chicago
1921 - Canadian 5 cent nickel coin is authorized
1921 - Little Review faces obscenity charges for publishing "Ulysses," NY
1924 - IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson
1925 - State of emergency crisis in Bavaria ends, NSDAP re-allowed
Gangster Al CaponeGangster Al Capone 1929 - St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders
1931 - Bradman scores 152 Aust v WI, 154 minutes, 13 fours 2 fives
1931 - Spanish government of General Damasco Berenguer falls
1931 - The original "Dracula", starring Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire, is released
1932 - South Africa all out for 36 in 1st innings v Aust (Ironmonger 5-6)
1934 - NHL Ace Bailey Benefit Game: Toronto beats All-Stars 7-3 in Toronto
1936 - National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago
1936 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
Actor Bela LugosiActor Bela Lugosi 1936 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
1939 - Victor Fleming replaces George Cukor as director of Gone With the Wind
1940 - British merchant vessel fleet is armed
1941 - One millionth vehicle traverses the NY Midtown Tunnel
1941 - Carson McCuller's "Reflections in a Golden Eye" published
1941 - Cebrie Park in the Bronx renamed Halsey Street
1941 - German Afrika Korps lands in Tripoli, Libya
1942 - Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang, Sumatra
1942 - Rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens
1942 - WWII: Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
Director Victor FlemingDirector Victor Fleming 1943 - German offensive through de Faid-pass Tunisia
1943 - Soviets recapture Rostov
1943 - World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
1944 - Anti-Japanese revolt on Java
1944 - Carl Wick publishes "Salmon Trolling for Commercial & Sport Fishing
1945 - US 8th Air Force bombs Dresden
1945 - Peru, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador joins UN
1945 - World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
1945 - World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
1946 - Bank of England nationalized
1949 - 1st session of Knesset (Jerusalem Israel)
1949 - Dutch Drees government presents plan for the building of 30,000 houses
1950 - Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg
1950 - USSR & China sign peace treaty
Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson 1951 - Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title
1952 - 6th Olympic winter games open at Oslo, Norway
1954 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1954 - Sen John Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press"
1954 - WTOC TV channel 11 in Savannah, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - WFLA (now WXFL) TV channel 8 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (NBC) begins
1956 - 20th Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
1956 - Indonesia withdraws from Neth Indonesian Union
1956 - Verhoeven/Nauta/De King/Wijnhout win Dutch 11 city skate
1957 - Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 308

1462 - Edzard I Cirksena, the Great, earl of East-Friesia (1494-1528)
1468 - Johann Werner, German mathematician (d. 1522)
1483 - Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, Andijan, Mughalistan, founder of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent
1487 - Henry II of Bavaria, bishop of Utrecht/Worms/Freising
1513 - Domenico Maria Ferrabosco, Italian composer
1515 - Frederick III, the Pious, elect of the Palts
1533 - Christianus Adrichomius, Dutch priest/writer (Vita Jesu Christi)
1546 - Johann Pistorius, German theologist/historian
1572 - Hans Christoph Haiden, composer
1602 - Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer
1638 - Sybilla Schwarz, writer
1670 - Georg Gabriel Schutz, composer
1679 - Georg Friedrich Kauffman, composer
1680 - John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (d. 1737)
1692 - Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (d. 1754)
1701 - Enrique Florez, Spanish historian (d. 1773)
1760 - Richard Allen, Phila, 1st African American ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church
1763 - Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (d. 1813)
1778 - Fernando Sor, Spanish composer (d. 1839)
1800 - Emory Washburn, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)
1806 - Lajos, Count Batthy ny, revolutionary premier of Hungary (1848-49)
1812 - Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (d. 1846)
1813 - Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer
1813 - John McNeil, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
Abolitionist Frederick DouglassAbolitionist Frederick Douglass (1818) 1818 - Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor (exact year unknown)
1819 - James Green Martin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1878
1819 - Christopher Sholes, Mooresburg Penn, newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter
1824 - Winfield Scott Hancock, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1828 - Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885)
1829 - Alfred Iverson Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1911
1835 - Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer (Snikken en grimlachjes)
1838 - Margaret Knight, inventor, "the female Thomas Edison"
1845 - Cecil De Vere, 1st official British chess champion (1866)
1846 - Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. (d. 1901)
1847 - Anna Howard Shaw, US, suffragette
1847 - Maria Pia of Italy, queen of Portugal (d. 1911)
1848 - Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (d. 1934)
1853 - Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist/mayor (Antwerp)
1856 - Frank Harris, England, journalist/writer (My Life & Loves)
1858 - Charles Beach Hawley, composer
1858 - Joseph Thomson, Scotland, geologist (Thomson's gazelle)
1859 - George Washington Gale Ferris, engineer/inventor (Ferris Wheel)
1860 - Eugen Schiffer, German politician (d. 1954)
1860 - Waldemar Lindgren, Kalmar, Swedish-American Geologist (economic geology, ore classification)
1864 - Israel Zangwill, England, Jewish author/Zionist (Children of Ghetto)
1864 - Robert E Park, US, sociologist (human ecology, marginal man)
1868 - Henricus A Poels, Dutch RC theologist/social foreman
1869 - Charles Wilson, English physicist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel)
1871 - Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (d. 1959)
1878 - Julius Nieuwland, Hansbeke Belgium, Belgian-American Chemist (inventor of neoprene)
1880 - Aida Overton Walker, US dancer/singer (In Dahomey, Salome)
1880 - Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer
1881 - Otto Selz, German psychologist
1881 - William John Gruffydd, Welsh poet/scholar (Ynys yr Hud)
1882 - George Jean Nathan, US, editor/author/critic (American Mercury)
1882 - Ignaz Friedman, composer
1884 - Hezekiah M. Washburn, missionary (d. 1972)
1884 - Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1952)
1884 - Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet (d. 1974)
1885 - Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim Indian/Pakistani philosopher (d. 1949)
1886 - Theodor Werner, German painter
1890 - Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist (d. 1956)
1892 - Nikolaj A Orloff, Russian/British pianist (Chopin)
1892 - Radola Gajda, Czech military commander (d. 1948)
1893 - Kay Fisker, Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen)
1894 - Jack Benny, [Benjamin Kubelski], Waukegan Ill, "Oh! Rochester!"
1895 - Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist (Studies in prejudice)
1896 - Arthur Milne [Edward Arthur Milne], Hull Yorkshire, English Astrophysicist (kinematic relativity)
1897 - Jorgen Bentzon, composer
1898 - Fritz Zwicky, Swiss astronomer (supernova, dark matter)
1899 - John Randall Jr, Michigan, historian/philosopher (Western Man)
1902 - Fred Scott, Fresno California, vocalist/actor (Vincent Lopez)
1902 - Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Milwaukee, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch)
1902 - Stu Erwin, Squaw Valley California, actor (Stu Erwin Show)
1902 - Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer
1902 - Thelma Ritter, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Miracle on 34th Street)
1904 - Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer
1904 - Hanning Phillips, Lord Lieutenant (Dyfed)
1904 - Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist
1907 - Johnny Longden, jockey/trainer (1958 Racing Hall of Fame)
1909 - A Moses Klein, Montreal, poet (Hath Not a Jew...)
1911 - Florence Rice, Cleveland OH, actress (Double Wedding, Riding on Air)
1911 - Willem J Kolff, Dutch/US internist/inventor (Artificial Kidney)
1912 - Edmund George Love, US, teacher/historian/author (A Small Bequest)=
1912 - Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent
1912 - Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist
1912 - Tibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (d. 1988)
1913 - Woody Hayes, [Wayne], college football coach (Ohio, 1968 coach of the year)
1913 - Ab [Albert] Visser, Dutch poet/writer (Man Without a Head)
1913 - James Pike, Oklahoma City, bishop (Beyond Anxiety)
1913 - Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters leader who disappeared in 1975
1913 - Mel Allen, Birmingham Alabama, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees)
1914 - Margarete Mewes, Nazi overseer at concentration camp
1914 - Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (d. 2007)
1915 - A W H Stewart-Moore, CEO (Gallaher)
1915 - Irving Gordon, songwriter
1916 - Edward Platt, Staten Island NY, actor (Chief-Get Smart)
1916 - Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (Joi-uchi)
1916 - Wawrzyniec Jerzy Zulawski, composer
1916 - Marcel Bigeard, French general

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 27 of 27

1613 - King James I's daughter Elizabeth marries Frederik
Psychiatrist Carl Gustav JungPsychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1903) 1903 - Psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (27) weds Emma Rauschenbach (20)
1922 - Soldier Douglas MacArthur (42) marries 1st wife heiress Louise Cromwell Brooks (32)
1943 - Walmart founder Sam Walton (24) weds Helen Robson (23)
1952 - Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller
1953 - Actress Agnes Moorehead (52) weds actor/film director Robert Gist (35)
1956 - MLB center fielder Willie Mays (24) weds Margherite Wendell Chapman in NYC, New York
1967 - Actress Raquel Welch (26) weds director Patrick Curtis in Paris
1967 - Model Bettie Page (43) weds lineman Harry Lear
Country Singer Roger MillerCountry Singer Roger Miller (1978) 1978 - Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold
1984 - Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney Australia
1988 - General hospital star Jackie Zeman marries Glenn Gorden
1988 - Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (58) weds Lois Driggs Cannon
1989 - Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) weds vocalist James Moreland
1991 - Actress Meg Ryan (29) weds actor Dennis Quaid (37)
1994 - Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia (51) weds Deborah Koons (40) in Tiburon, California
1995 - Actress-comedienne Roseanne (42) weds bodyguard Ben Thomas (28) at Caesars Tahoe in Nevada
1996 - Secretary of Defense and former US Senator William Cohen of Maine (56) weds Black Entertainment Television host Janet Langhart (54) at United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Comedienne and Actress Roseanne BarrComedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr (1995) 1998 - Golden Globe Award-winning actress Sharon Stone (40) weds San Francisco Examiner executive editor Phil Bronstein (47) in Beverly Hills, California
2005 - Retired baseball player Keith Hernandez (51) weds Kai Thompson in Miami Beach, Florida
2006 - Mobster and nbi informant Henry Hill (62) weds Lisa Caserta
2007 - Former Felicity actress Keri Russell (30) weds longtime boyfriend Shane Deary (30) in New York, New York
2007 - Former Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona (26) weds Mark Croft in Gretna Green
2008 - Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (35) weds All Saints singer Nicole Appleton (33) at Westminster Register Office in London
2009 - Actress Salma Hayek (42) weds French billionaire and PPR CEO Francois-Henri Pinault (46) in Paris
Actress Salma HayekActress Salma Hayek (2009) 2009 - Victoria's Secret Angel model Adriana Lima (31) weds NBA player Marko Jaric (33) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
2013 - Wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey (63) weds Theo Bleckmann (47) at Empire State Building

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

Theoretical Physicist Albert EinsteinTheoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (1919) 1919 - Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (39) divorces Mileva Maric after 16 years of marriage
1989 - Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in the Dominican Republic

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 109

270 - St. Valentine marking Valentines Day (some sources say 269, others 273).
869 - Saint Cyril, Greek monk, scholar, theologian and linguist (b. 827) Called "apostle of Slavs"
1317 - Marguerite of France, queen of Edward I of England (b. 1282)
1400 - Richard II, king of England (1377-99), murdered at age 33 at Pontefract Castle
Turkic Conqueror TamerlaneTurkic Conqueror Tamerlane (1405) 1405 - Timur/Tamerlane "Lenk", [Crippled], Turko-Mongol ruler, dies at about 68
1528 - Edzard I the Great, count of Austria-E Frisia (1494-1528), dies at 66
1571 - Benvenuto Cellini, Ital sculptor/writer (Perseus), dies at 70
1571 - Odet de Coligny, Cardinal of Châtillon/count of Beauvais, dies at 53
1676 - Abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist
1681 - Francesco Nigetti, composer, dies at 77
1714 - Maria Luisa of Savoy, Queen Consort of Spain (b. 1688)
1737 - Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)
1760 - Francois Collin de Blamont, composer, dies at 69
Captain/Explorer James CookCaptain/Explorer James Cook (1779) 1779 - James Cook, British explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50
1780 - William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56
1790 - Capel Bond, composer, dies at 59
1808 - John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, dies at 75
1818 - John C Hespe, Dutch journalist/politician, dies at 61
1820 - Charles F, Duke of Berry, murdered at 42
1831 - Vincente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero, dies
1841 - Antun Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 65
1845 - Joseph Lakanal, French Politician and Educator, dies at 82
1846 - Cornelis F van Maanen, Dutch supreme court justice, dies at 76
Founding Father of the United States John DickinsonFounding Father of the United States John Dickinson (1808) 1857 - Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56
1870 - St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General (b. 1815)
1873 - Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer, dies at 52
1881 - Fernando Wood, New York City mayor (b. 1812)
1885 - Jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832)
1891 - William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Civil War General, dies at 71
1894 - Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (b. 1814)
1901 - Edward John Hopkins, composer, dies at 82
1908 - Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer, dies at 72
1916 - Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria writer (Zmejova), dies at 36
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman (1891) 1922 - Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (assassinated) (b. 1880)
1929 - Tom Burke, American runner (b. 1875)
1937 - Erkki Gustav Melartin, composer, dies at 62
1942 - Adnan Bin Saidi, Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (b. 1915)
1943 - David Hilbert, German mathematician (Hilbert Space), dies at 81
1943 - Frieda Reiss, French 11 month old baby, murdered in Auschwitz
1943 - Dora Gerson, German actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (b. 1899)
1948 - Mordecai Brown, American baseball player (b. 1876)
1949 - Yusuf Salman Yusuf, Iraqi-Assyrian communist leader (b. 1901)
1950 - Eduard Hermann, German linguist (Homer), dies at 80
1950 - Karl G Jansky, Czech discoverer of cosmic radio sources, dies at 44
1952 - Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
1955 - Charles Cuvillier, composer, dies at 77
1958 - Abdul Rab Nishtar, veteran leader of Pakistan Movement, (b. 1899)
1959 - Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (b. 1898)
1961 - Wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78
1965 - Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84
1967 - James Schneider, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 85
1967 - Sig Ruman, actor (Schultz-Life With Luigi), dies at 82
1969 - Vito Genovese, US mafia chief, dies at 71
1969 - Wolfe Barzell, actor (Blue Angel), dies of heart attack at 72
1972 - Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Dike), dies at 65
1974 - C S Dempster, cricketer (10 Tests for NZ, 723 runs), dies
1975 - Heintje Davids, [Hendrika David], Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 87
1975 - Julian S Huxley, English scholar/dir-gen (UNESCO), dies at 87
1975 - Pelham G Wodehouse, English/US writer (Piccadilly Jim), dies at 93
1978 - Paul Governali, American professional football player (b. 1921)
1979 - Adolph Dubs, US ambassador to Afghanistan, murdered
1980 - Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
1982 - Henk Schaer, [Hendricus J M Schaareman], Dutch actor, dies at 79
1983 - Lina Radke, German athlete (b. 1903)
1987 - Bola Sete, guitarist, dies at 63
1987 - Karolos Koun, Greek theater director (b. 1908)
1988 - Frederick Loewe, US composer (My Fair Lady), dies at 84
1989 - James Bond, American ornithologist (b. 1900)
1990 - Graeme Hole, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 789 runs), dies
1990 - Jean Wallace, [Walasek], actress (Big Combo), dies of hemorrhage at 66
1990 - Tony Holiday, German singer
1991 - Arno Breker, German sculptor (Third Reich), dies at 90
1991 - John A McCone, Head of CIA (1961-65), dies
1992 - Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Biohazard), dies of cancer at 48
1992 - Jacob "Bob" de Uyl, journalist/author (Restless Travel), dies at 61
1992 - Roepie Kruize, hockey player (Olympic-bronze-48/silver-52), dies at 67
1993 - Buddy Pepper, composer, dies of heart failure at 70
1994 - Christopher Lasch, author (Culture of Narcissism), dies at 61
1994 - Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer, dies at 47
1995 - Alberto Burri, Ital physician/sculptor/painter, dies at 79
1995 - Michael Vincent Gazzo, US actor/playwright (Godfather 2), dies at 71
1995 - Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch, TV Director/film-maker, dies at 45
1995 - Patricia Highsmith, writer, dies at 74
1995 - Roger de Grey, English chairman of Royal Academy (1984-93), dies at 76
1995 - Siem Suurhoff, TV-director (Behind the News, Sonja), dies at 58
1995 - U Nu, PM of Burma (1948-56, 57-58, 60-62), dies at 87
1996 - Bob Paisley, football manager, dies at 77
1996 - Caroline Blackwood, writer, dies at 64
1996 - Eva Hart, Titanic survivor, dies at 90
1996 - Ivan William Hannaford, sociologist, dies at 64
1999 - John Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor (b. 1925)
1999 - Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
2000 - Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), dies at 93
2002 - Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (b. 1922)
Sheep Dolly the SheepSheep Dolly the Sheep (2003) 2003 - Dolly the Sheep, first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell dies young form a progressive lung disease aged 6
2003 - Johnny Longden, English jockey (b. 1907)
2004 - Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
2005 - Najai Turpin, American boxer
2005 - Rafik Hariri, Lebanese politician and billionaire businessman (b. 1944)
2006 - Shoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)

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