This Day in History for 28th January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 179

1077 - German King Henry IV is absolved by Holy Roman Emperor Pope Gregory VII after his penitent Walk to Canossa.
1099 - 1st Crusaders begins siege of Hosn-el-Akrad Syria
1262 - Flemish/Dutch coast ravaged by north westerly storm
1393 - Fire during Royal Ball at Paris, 4 die (Ball of the Ardents)
1495 - Pope Alexander VI (Roderic Llançol i de Borgia) gives his son Cesare as hostage to Charles VIII of France
1521 - Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms in Worms Germany (until May 25). Produced 'Edit of Worms' dennoucing Martin Luther
1547 - 9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England
1561 - By Edict of Orleans persecution of French Huguenots is suspended
1573 - Articles of Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
1581 - James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland
King of Great Britain James I and VIKing of Great Britain James I and VI 1624 - Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.
1689 - English parliament resolved that the throne is vacant
1724 - The Russian Academy of Sciences was founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented in the Senate decree. It was called St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
1754 - Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity
1760 - Pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.
1787 - Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes
1788 - Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France
1807 - London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight
Novelist Jane AustenNovelist Jane Austen 1813 - Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom.
1814 - Stendahl's 1st book is published
1819 - Sir Stamford Raffles 1st lands in Singapore
1820 - Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev thought to be first to sight mainland Antarctica
1820 - Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen and his expedition become the first people to sight the Antarctic mainland (continental Antarctic mountains)
1824 - William Kneass becomes 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40)
1830 - Opera "Fra Diavolo," premieres in Paris
1846 - Battle of Allwal, British beat Sikhs in Punjab (India)
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford RafflesBritish Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles 1848 - King of Naples grants his subjects a constitution
1851 - Northwestern University (Chicago) chartered
1855 - The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway.
1860 - Britain formally returns Mosquito Coast to Nicaragua
1864 - Battle of New Bern, NC
1865 - Confederate President Jefferson Davis names 3 peace commissioners
1871 - Paris surrenders to Prussians
1878 - 1st telephone exchange (New Haven, CT)
1878 - George W Coy hired as 1st full-time telephone operator
1878 - Yale Daily News published, 1st college daily newspaper
1881 - Battle at Laing's Neck Natal: Boers beat superior powered British
President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson DavisPresident of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis 1887 - England all out for 45 v Aust SCG, their lowest total ever
1887 - In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, being 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick.
1893 - Edward Mcdowell's "Hamlet & Ophelia," premieres in Boston
1899 - American Social Science Association incorporated by Congress
1902 - Carnegie Institute founded in Wash DC
1904 - 1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on University of Chicago's football team are awarded blankets with letter "C" on them
1909 - US military forces leave Cuba for 2nd time
1911 - Frenchman Henri Rougier wins 1st Rally of Monte Carlo
1914 - 1st Millrose Games (athletics) held (NYC)
1914 - Beverly Hills, Ca, is incorporated
1915 - 1st US ship lost in WW I, William P Frye (carrying wheat to UK)
1915 - US Coast Guard created from Life Saving & Revenue Cutter services
1915 - US Pres Wilson refuses to prohibit immigration of illiterates
1916 - 1st Jewish Supreme Court justice, Louis Brandeis, appointed by Wilson
1916 - German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain & France
1916 - Opera "Goyescas," premieres (NYC)
1917 - Municipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco, California.
1918 - Strike on Berlin ammunition factory
1918 - Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground.
1922 - American Pro Football Association renamed "National Football League"
1922 - J E Clair turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL
1922 - Knickerbocker Storm, Washington D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city's greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theater collapses.
1923 - 1st "Reichs Party" (NSDAP) forms in Munich
1923 - Demonstration against a Dutch University in Ghent
1923 - NSDAP 1st election in Munich
1925 - -46°F (-43°C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record)
1927 - Serbian-Croatian-Slavic government of Oezonowitsj falls
1928 - Christopher Hornsrud chosen PM of Norway
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1931 - Bradman scores 220 NSW v Victoria, 308 mins, 13 fours
1932 - 1st US state unemployment insurance act enacted (Wisconsin)
1932 - Japanese forces attack Shanghai.
1933 - French government of Paul Boncour falls
1933 - German government of Von Schleicher falls
1933 - The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhary Rehmat Ali Khan and is accepted by the Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence.
1934 - 1st US ski tow (rope) begins operation (Woodstock Vermont)
1935 - Iceland becomes 1st western country to legalize abortion
1936 - Pravda criticizes Sjostakovitsj' "Lady Macbeth" opera
1941 - French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
1942 - Soviet troops under General Timoshenko's troops move into Ukraine
1942 - German troops occupy Benghazi Libya
1943 - Chic Blackhawks beats NY Rangers 10-1, Max Bentley scores 4 goals
1943 - Forward Doug Bentley sets NHL record with 5 points in a game
1944 - 683 British bombers attack Berlin
1944 - Leonard Bernstein's "Jeremiah," premieres in Pittsburgh
1944 - U-271 & U-571 sunk off Ireland
1945 - Dutch airplanes dump pamphlets on Java
1945 - Gen "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell & truck convoy reopen Burma Road to China
1945 - Swedish ships bring food to starving Netherlands
1947 - "Bay Psalm" book auctioned for a record $151,000
5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas 1948 - President Manuel Roxas granted full amnesty to all so-called Philippine collaborators.
1949 - NY Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin & Ford Smith
1949 - UN Security council convicts Dutch aggression in Indonesia
1950 - Preston Tucker, auto maker, found not guilty of mail fraud
1951 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1951 - "La Vie Commence Demain," which depicted artificial insemination & is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
1953 - J Fred Muggs (the chimp) joins NBC's "Today Show"
1953 - WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1956 - Elvis Presley's 1st appearance on National TV (Dorsey Bros Stage Show)
1957 - "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar)
1958 - Construction began on 1st private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor
1958 - Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck
1958 - The Lego company patented their design of Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
1959 - Soviet Union wins 62-37 for 1st international basketball loss by US

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 261

1225 - Saint Thomas Aquinas, Roccasecca Italy, Italian thelogian and saint
1312 - Queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349)
1457 - Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509)
1540 - Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)
1578 - Cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)
1582 - John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon)
1600 - Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69)
Saint Thomas AquinasSaint Thomas Aquinas (1225) 1608 - Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer
1611 - Johannes Hevelius, Danzig, astronomer (star cataloger)
1622 - Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (d. 1691)
1627 - Alfonso Marsh, composer
1645 - Gottfried Vopelius, composer
1688 - Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter
1691 - Johann Balthasar Konig, composer
1693 - Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)
1693 - Gregor Joseph Werner, composer
1701 - Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (d. 1774)
1702 - Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer
1706 - John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)
1712 - Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (d. 1761)
1714 - Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
1717 - Mustafa III, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1774). Reigned 1757-74.
1719 - Johann Elias Schlegel, German critic and poet (d. 1749)
1722 - Johann Ernst Bach, composer
1756 - Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer
1757 - Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer
1768 - Frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)
1784 - George HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State
1815 - Andrew Jackson Hamilton, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1875
1818 - George Sewall Boutwell, MC (Union), died in 1905
2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie (1822) 1822 - Alexander Mackenzie, Logierait Scotland, (L) 2nd PM of Canada (1873-78)
1825 - George Edward Pickett, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1875
1828 - Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor
1828 - Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1868
1831 - Henry Brevard Davidson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
1832 - Franz Wullner, composer
1833 - Charles George Gordon, London, general (China, Khartoum)
1841 - Henry Morton Stanley, Denbigh Wales, journalist and African explorer (found Livingstone in Africa) (d.1904)
1841 - Viktor Ernst Nessler, composer
1853 - Jose Martí y Perez, Cuba, poet/essayist/politician
1855 - William Seward Burroughs, NY, inventor (recording adding machine)
1863 - Ernst William Christmas, Australian painter (d. 1918)
1864 - Herbert Akroyd Stuart, English engineer - inventor of the first compression ignition engine (d. 1927)
1865 - Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1928)
1865 - Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first president of Finland (d. 1952)
1868 - Frederick Archibald Lamond, composer
1868 - Julian Aguirre, composer
Novelist and Performer ColetteNovelist and Performer Colette (1873) 1873 - Colette [Sidonie-Gabrielle], Paris, French novelist and performer (Gigi)
1873 - M A Noble, cricketer (great Australian all-rounder at turn of century)
1875 - Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo, composer
1878 - Walter Kollo [Kollodziepski], German composer (Der Juxbaron)
1880 - Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (England wicket-keeper before & after WW I)
1880 - Mary Boland, Phila, US, comedienne/actress (Ruggles of Red Gap)
1884 - Auguste Piccard, Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist), twin brother of Jean Felix Piccard
1884 - Jean Felix Piccard, Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist) twin brother of Auguste Piccard
1884 - Lucien H d'Azambuja, France, astronomer (chromosome of sun)
1886 - Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
1886 - Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)
1887 - Artur Rubinstein, Lodz Poland, pianist
1887 - Lily Theresa Strickland, composer
1890 - Robert Stroud, American convict, the Birdman of Alcatraz (d. 1963)
1891 - Camille Melloy, [Paepe], Belgian poet (Parfum des Buis)
1891 - Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer
1891 - Bill Doak, American baseball player (d. 1954)
1892 - Ernst Lubitsch, Germany, actor, producer and film director (Love Parade)
1893 - Elliot Griffis, composer
1897 - Valentin Kataev, Odessa Ukraine, novelist/playwright (Embezzled) Died 1986
1898 - Vittorio Rieti, composer
1898 - Wies Moens, Flemish writer/nazi
1899 - Zilner T Randolph, jazz trumpeter/arranger
1899 - Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (d. 1940)
1900 - Alexandre AM Stols [Chl van Halsbeke], publisher (History of Ecuador)
1900 - Anni Holdmann, Germany, 100m runner (Olympic-1928)
1900 - Hermann Kesten, German writer (Allert de Lange)
1900 - Michael Dewar Head, composer
1900 - Alice Neel, American artist (d. 1984)
1903 - Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, crystallographer (1st woman in Royal Society)
1904 - Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (d. 1979)
1905 - Luther George Simjian, Turkish-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera)
1906 - Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show)
1906 - Harry van Kruiningen, [Henri A Janssen], painter/graphic artist
1906 - Henry Foley, cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930)
1907 - Constantin Regamey, composer
1908 - Hans [Hendrik AJ] Tiemeijer, Dutch actor/director/writer (Fear)
1908 - Paul Misraki, French composer and songwriter (d. 1998)
1909 - Lionel KP "Buster" Crabb, British diver (WW II-George Medal)
1910 - Arnold Moss, Bkln, actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata)
1910 - John Banner, Vienna Austria, actor (Sgt Hans Schultz-Hogan's Heroes)
1910 - Verda Bryant, American author
1912 - Jackson Pollock, Cody Wyoming, expressionist painter (Lavender Mist)
1912 - William "Bill" Henson, English diplomat (Prague 1939)
1913 - Jan Masseus, composer
1913 - Oliver Chesterton, chartered surveyor
1916 - Peter Crossley-Holland, composer
1918 - Harry M Corbett, Bradford, puppeteer/entertainer (Sooty, Some People)
1918 - Suzanne Flon, Paris France, actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge)
1918 - Trevor Skeet, British MP
1918 - Vito Scotti, SF California, actor (Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park)
1918 - Wilson Ferreira Aldunate, Uruguayan politician/human rights worker
1920 - James Whyte, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 14 of 14

Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel GompersFounder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers (1867) 1867 - Labor union leader Samuel Gompers (17) weds co-worker Sophia Julian (16) in Brooklyn, New York
1904 - German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (28) weds Emma Weyer at St. Stephan Catholic Church in Lindenthal, Germany
1925 - Actress Gloria Swanson (25) weds aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (26) in Paris, France
1929 - Mobster Bugsy Siegel (23) weds childhood sweetheart Esta Krakower
1949 - NFL coach Tom Landry (24) weds Alicia Wiggs at St John the Divine Church in Houston, Texas
1956 - Science student later astronaut Neil Armstrong marries fellow student Janet Elizabeth Shearon in Wilmette, Illinois
1961 - NFL coach Mike Ditka (21) weds Marge Dougherty
1982 - Actor Danny Devito (37) weds actress Rhea Perlman (33)
1984 - Mr Glynn Wolfe marries for non-bigamous record 26th time, Las Vegas
Actress Elizabeth MontgomeryActress Elizabeth Montgomery (1993) 1993 - Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (59) weds actor Robert Foxworth (51)
1994 - Actress Lorraine Bracco (39) weds actor Edward James Olmos (46)
2006 - London Broncos rugby football player Craig Gower (27) weds TV personality and model Amanda Flynn (24) in Sydney, Australia
2006 - "The Biggest Loser" TV personality Rasha Spindel weds Edwin Chapman at the Wai'oli Tea Room in Manoa Valley, Honolulu
2006 - A bright-eyed 18-month-old from Midland, Texas, who fall into abandoned well Jessica McClure (19) weds Daniel Morales (32) in the Greenwood Church of Christ near Midland

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Actress Eva LongoriaActress Eva Longoria (2011) 2011 - "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria (37) divorces NBA player Tony Parker (30) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of a storybook wedding

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 143

Holy Roman Emperor CharlemagneHoly Roman Emperor Charlemagne (814) 814 - Charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71
1061 - Duke Spytihněv II of Bohemia (b. 1031)
1119 - Gelasius II, [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies
1256 - Willem II, earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22
1271 - Isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247)
1393 - Earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball in Paris
1443 - Robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France
1528 - Philips of Cleve, ruler of Ravenstein, dies
1547 - Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47), dies at 55
1549 - Elia Levita, German-Yiddish writer (Habachur), dies at about 80
King of England Henry VIIIKing of England Henry VIII (1547) 1560 - John a Lasco, [John Laski], Polish nobleman/reformed theologist, dies
1596 - Francis Drake, English pirate, Admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (Porto Bello West Indies), dies of dysentery at 50
1606 - Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar, dies at 85
1612 - Thomas Bodley, diplomat/founder (Bodleian Library), dies
1621 - Pope Paul V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68
1672 - Pierre Séguier, Chancellor of France (b. 1588)
1681 - Richard Allestree, English royalist churchman (b. 1619)
1687 - Johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday
Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis DrakeVice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake (1596) 1697 - John Fenwick, English conspirator
1754 - Ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69
1768 - John Wainwright, composer, dies at 44
1782 - Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84
1810 - Andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead
1813 - Jan Joseph Rosler, composer, dies at 41
1817 - Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen, composer, dies at 55
1829 - William Burke, murderer/body snatcher, executed in Edinburgh
1829 - Thomas Tredgold, Railway Engineer and Carpenter, dies at 40
1832 - Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (b. 1769)
1838 - Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [NS]
1859 - Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1782)
1864 - Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (b. 1799)
1868 - Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Witiko), commits suicide at 62
1869 - Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, composer, dies at 72
1873 - Henry Hugo Pierson, composer, dies at 57
1895 - Francois Certain de Canrobert, French marshal, dies at 85
1896 - Joseph Barnby, composer, dies at 57
1898 - Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer, dies at 74
1903 - Augusta Mary Anne Holmes, composer, dies at 55
1903 - Jean Robert Planquette, composer, dies at 54
1910 - Jose Garcia Robles, composer, dies at 74
1912 - Gustave de Molinari, Belgian economist (b. 1819)
1915 - Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (b. 1846)
World War I Soldier & Poet John McCraeWorld War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae (1918) 1918 - John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician/soldier, dies of pneumonia at 45
1924 - Simon Abramsz, Dutch writer (Artist book), dies at 56
1930 - Clarence Skelton Wimble, cricket (score pair in Test for S Af), dies
1932 - Franz Xavier Arens, composer, dies at 75
1933 - Theodor Birt [Beatus Rhenanus], German classicist/writer, dies at 80
1935 - Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer, dies at 75
1937 - Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (b. 1862)
1938 - Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver, dies at 28
1938 - John Sharp, cricketer (England bat 1909, also soccer intl), dies
1939 - William Butler Yeats, Irish poet (Nobel), dies in France at 73
1942 - Pablo Luna y Carne, composer, dies at 61
1945 - Philip "Felix" Bekkers, actor (We Go on Trip), dies at 37
1947 - Reynaldo Hahn, composer, dies at 72
1949 - Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer, dies at 62
1950 - Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (b. 1883)
1951 - Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, president of Finland (b.1867)
1953 - James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1876)
1953 - Derek Bentley (b. 1933) (executed)
1957 - Fred Stein, TV panelist (Live Begins at 80), dies at 88
1959 - Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73
1959 - Viktor Joseph Keldorfer, composer, dies at 85
1960 - Jacques de Menasce, composer, dies at 54
1960 - Zora Neale Hurston, American author (b. 1891)
1963 - Jean Felix Piccard, swiss explorer, dies on his 79th birthday
1963 - Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (b. 1884)
1965 - Jef van Durme, composer, dies at 57
1965 - Johan Fiolet, Dutch actor/director, dies at 63
1965 - Tich Freeman, cricket (3776 FC wickets leg-spin, 304 in 1928), dies
1965 - Maxime Weygand, French soldier (b. 1867)
1967 - Stanley Coen, cricket (2 Tests for S Af, hs 41 not out, avg 50), dies
1970 - Tommy Andrews (Aust) 16 Tests 1921-26, cricketer (592 runs), dies
1971 - Donald Winnicott, British psychoanalyst (b. 1896)
1972 - Adriaan B "Jaap" Wagemaker, Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
1973 - John Banner, actor (Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), dies on 62nd birthday
1974 - Dino Buzzati, writer, dies at 67
1975 - Ola Raknes, Norwegian psychoanalyst and philologist (b. 1887)
1976 - Chris Kenner, rocker (I Like it Like That), dies
1977 - Burt Mustin, actor (All in the Family, Andy Griffith Show), dies at 92
1979 - Eileen Shanahan, Irish Poet (b. 1901)
1983 - Billy Fury, actor (That'll Be the Day), dies at 42 of heart failure
1983 - Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1890)
1984 - John Macvane, newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71
1986 - Christa McAuliffe, astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
1986 - Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast, dies in Challenger disaster
1986 - Francis R Scobee, Wash, USAF/astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
1986 - Judith Arlene Resnik, Akron Oh, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
1986 - Michael J Smith, Beaufort NC, Cmdr USN, astr, dies in Challenger
1986 - Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
1986 - Greg Jarvis - Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1944)
1988 - Klaus Fuchs, German physicist (b. 1911)
NFL halfback Red GrangeNFL halfback Red Grange (1991) 1991 - Harold "Red" Grange, football's galloping ghost, dies of Parkinson's disease at 87
1991 - Dale Long, hit HRs in 8 consecutive games, dies at 66
1992 - Clark Tippet, dancer/choreographer, dies at 37
1992 - Nahman Avigad, Isr archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), dies at 86
1993 - Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
1993 - John Steadman, actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of lung ailment 83
1994 - Hal Smith, actor (Otis Campbell-Andy Griffith Show), dies at 77
1994 - Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder, Dutch journalist (Het Parool), dies at 79

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