This Day in History for 5th January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 175

1349 - Margaretha of Bavaria names her son Willem V earl of Holland/Zealand
1438 - Pope Eugenius IV deallocated council of Basel to Ferrara
1463 - French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris
1477 - Battle at Nancy, Burgundy vs Switz, 7000 + killed including their leader Charles Duke of Burgundy
1500 - Duke Ludovico Sforza's troops reconquer Milan
1527 - Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zürich, is executed by drowning. (b. 1498)
1554 - Great fire in Eindhoven Neth
1593 - William Louis of Nassau becomes governor/viceroy of Drenthe
1638 - Petition in Recife Brazil leads to closing of their 2 synagogues
1649 - Francesco Cavalli's opera "Giasone," premieres in Venice
1675 - Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg
1709 - Sudden extreme cold kills 1000s of Europeans
Duke of Milan Ludovico SforzaDuke of Milan Ludovico Sforza 1717 - Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles
1719 - Engl/Hannover/Saxony-Poland/Austria sign anti-Prussian/Russian pact
1757 - Failed assassination attempt on French King Louis XV by Damiens
1776 - Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution
1781 - British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia
1800 - 1st Swedenborgian temple in US holds 1st service, Baltimore
1804 - Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
US Defector General Benedict ArnoldUS Defector General Benedict Arnold 1809 - Treaty of Dardanelles concluded between Britain & France
1822 - Central America proclaims annexation to Mexican Empire
1828 - 1st edition of Amsterdam General Trade Journal (Algemeen Handelsblad)
1834 - Kiowa Indians record this as the night the stars fell
1836 - Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo
1840 - Records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date
1841 - James Clark Ross (UK) is 1st to enter pack ice near Ross Ice Shelf
1846 - The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
Frontiersman/Soldier Davy CrockettFrontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett 1850 - California Exchange opens
1854 - Steamship San Francisco wrecked-300 die
1859 - 1st steamboat sails, Red River
1861 - 250 Federal troops are sent from New York to Ft Sumter
1861 - Alabama troops seize Forts Morgan & Gaines at Mobile Bay
1875 - Charles Garnier's new Opera opens in Paris
1875 - President Grant sends federal troops to Vicksburg, Miss
1887 - 1st US school of librarianship opens at Columbia University
1888 - Dutch Heidemaatschappij established
1892 - 1st successful auroral photograph made
1895 - Henry James' play "Guy Domville" opens in London
1895 - Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days
1895 - French Capt Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later declared innocent
1896 - Isaac Albeniz' opera "Pepita Jiminez," premieres in Barcelona
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm RöntgenPhysicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen 1896 - The Die Presse newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of X-rays and their potential for new methods of medical diagnoses in a front-page article
1899 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure-Charles Augustus Milverton (BG)
1900 - Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
1903 - SF-Hawaii telegraph cable opens for public use
1904 - -34°F (-36.7°C), River Vale, New Jersey (state record)
1904 - -42°F (-41.1°C), Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
1904 - England beat Australia at the MCG, Rhodes 7-56 & 8-68
1905 - Charles Perrine announces discovery of Jupiter's 7th satellite, Elara
1905 - National Association of Audubon Society, a non-profit, environmental organization dedicated to conservation, incorporates
1909 - Colombia recognizes Panama's independence
1911 - Portuguese expel Jesuits
1911 - San Francisco has its first air meet
1912 - 1st National Hockey Association game (Victoria)
1912 - The Prague Party Conference takes place.
1914 - Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr day
1916 - Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro
1918 - British premier Lloyd George demand for unified peace
1919 - National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers Party
1919 - Spartacus uprising in Berlin: state of siege
1925 - James Gleason & Richard Tabers "Is zat so?" premieres in NYC
1925 - Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman gov in USA
1925 - Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office
1925 - French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings
1927 - Fox Studios exhibits Movietone
1927 - Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago & Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
1929 - Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong 1930 - Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"
1930 - Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house
1931 - 1st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League
1933 - Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, on Marin County side
1934 - Fenway Park catches fire for 2nd time (May 8th 1926 also)
1934 - National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball
1937 - Fingleton & Bradman make record stand of 346 for 6th wkt
1937 - Only unicameral state legislature in US opens 1st session (Nebr)
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1940 - FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal
1940 - Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia
1941 - British/Australian troops conquer Bardia Lybia
1942 - 55 German tanks reach North-Africa
1943 - Teams agrees to start season later due to WW II
1943 - William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces
1944 - The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
1945 - Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon "Odor-able Kitty"
1945 - Surprise attack on Liese-Aktion-office on Marnix St, Amsterdam
1946 - "Show Boat" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances
1949 - General Spoor orders cease-fire on Sumatra
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1949 - President Harry Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"
1950 - Carson McCuller's "Member of the Wedding," premieres in NYC
1951 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Ponte Vedra Beach Women's Golf Open
1952 - Flying Enterprise sinks
1953 - -6] Passenger ships Willem Ruys & Orange collide in the Red Sea
1953 - Samuel Beckett's "En Attendant Godot," premieres in Paris
1955 - KMSP TV channel 9 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (IND) 1st broadcast
Baseball Player Jackie RobinsonBaseball Player Jackie Robinson 1957 - Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to NY Giants
1957 - Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Mid East
1959 - "Bozo the Clown" live children's show premieres on TV
1959 - Buddy Holly releases his last record "It Doesn't Matter"
1960 - Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating
1961 - US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
1962 - Tony Sheridan & Beatles produce "My Bonnie" & "The Saints"

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 249

1209 - Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1272)
1548 - Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian (d. 1617)
1560 - William Cobbold, composer
1587 - Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)
1592 - Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India (1628-58), built Taj Mahal
1596 - Henry Lawes, English composer
1614 - Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (d. 1662)
1661 - Jacob Balthasar Schutz, composer
1667 - Antonio Lotti, Italian composer (b. 1740)
1679 - Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, composer
1696 - Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/painter (d. 1757)
1710 - Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer
1717 - William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (d. 1793)
1729 - Paul C la Fargue, cartoonist/painter
1759 - Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader
1762 - Constanze Mozart, wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1842)
1769 - Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics)
1773 - Pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter/drawer
1778 - Fortunato Santini, composer
1779 - Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)
1779 - Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)
1787 - John Burke, Irish genealogist (Burke's Peerage)
1788 - Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer
1806 - Andre H C van Hasselt, Belgian poet (La Belgium)
1810 - Auguste Mermet, composer
1811 - Cyrus Hamlin, educator/missionary (est Robert College, Turkey)
1813 - Thomas Neville Waul, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1903
1822 - Joseph Brevard Kershaw, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1894
1823 - William Rockstro, composer
1828 - August Valentine Kautz, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1895
1829 - Sir Roger Tichborne, missing U.K. heir who was the subject of the longest criminal trial in British history (d. c.1854)
1834 - William John Wills, English explorer of Australia, member of the Burke and Wills expedition (d. 1861)
1835 - Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer
1835 - Hendrik E van Rijgersma, Dutch gouvernement doctor on Saint Maarten
1837 - A Ch Swinburne, writer [or Apr 5]
1838 - Camille Jordan, French mathematician (d. 1922)
1840 - John Doby Kennedy, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1846 - Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Germany, Idealist philosopher (Nobel 1908)
1848 - Khristo Botev, hero of Bulgarian revolt against Turkey, poet
1850 - Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter/etcher
1855 - King Camp Gillette, inventor (safety razor)
1858 - Gustaf af Geijerstam, Swedish author (Boken om Lillebror)
1859 - DeWitt B Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer)
1864 - Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (d. 1911)
1865 - Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer (d. 1920)
1871 - Frederick Shepherd Converse, Newton Mass, composer
Physiologist Joseph ErlangerPhysiologist Joseph Erlanger (1874) 1874 - Joseph Erlanger, San Francisco, California, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944)
1876 - Konrad Adenauer, Cologne Germany, chancellor of Germany (BRD, 1949)
1879 - Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946)
1880 - Nicolai Karlovich Medtner, composer
1881 - Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer
1882 - Herbert Bayard Swope, U.S. journalist who coined the term "Cold War" (d. 1958)
1885 - Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940)
1889 - Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor/director (Little Rascal) [or 1899]
1890 - Cora Witherspoon, New Orleans LA, actress (Bank Dick), dies
German Chancellor Konrad AdenauerGerman Chancellor Konrad Adenauer (1876) 1891 - Johan Boskamp, Dutch actor/singer (Potasch & Perlemoer) [or 1893]
1892 - Francesca Bertini, Florence Italy, actress (Odette, Assunta Spina)
1893 - Friedrich Blume, German musicologist (Das Rassenproblem in der Musik)
1893 - Zoltán Böszörmény, Hungarian Nazi politician (d. unknown)
1893 - Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (d. 1952)
1895 - Jeannette Piccard, balloonist/Episcopal priest
1895 - Elizabeth Cotten, American musician (d. 1987)
1896 - Hendrik Algra, Dutch MP (ARP)
1897 - Jack Wagner, OH, actor (Jive Junction)
1897 - Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami)
1900 - Dennis Gabor, Hung/Brit physicist (holography-Nobel 1971) [or Jun 5]
1900 - Paula Ludwig, writer
1900 - Yves Tanguy, French/US sailor/surrealistic painter
1901 - H L Honore comte d'Estienne d'Orves, French officer/resistance fighter
1901 - Mario Scelba, premier Italy (1954-55)
1902 - Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
1902 - Pierre Palla, Dutch pianist/organist
1903 - Leighton Lucas, composer
1903 - Harold Gatty, Australian aviator, navigator with Wiley Post (d. 1957)
1904 - Erica Morini, Vienna Austria, concert violinist (d. 1995)
1904 - Jeane Dixon, American astrologer "A Gift of Prophecy" (d. 1997)
1906 - Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho
1907 - Anton Ingolic, Slavic author (After Splavih, After Prelomu)
1907 - Willi Soukop, sculptor and member of Royal Academy of Arts
1908 - George Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo)
1909 - Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, bibliophile
1909 - Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions)
1910 - Hugh Brannum, American actor (d. 1987)
1911 - Jean-Pierre Aumont, Paris France, actor (Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker) (d. 2001)
1912 - Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53)
Actor George ReevesActor George Reeves (1914) 1914 - George Reeves, [George Lescher Bessolo], Ashland Ky, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind)
1914 - Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (d. 1955)
1915 - Mabel Leigh, potter
1915 - Uta Graf, singer/teacher
1915 - Arthur H. Robinson, Canadian-born cartographer (d. 2004)
1917 - Reginald Smith Brindle, composer
1917 - Wieland Wagner, German opera director
1917 - Jane Wyman, St. Joseph, Missouri, American actress (Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan (d. 2007)
1917 - Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite (d. 2006)
1919 - Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
1920 - Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist
1920 - Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, cricket (Pak bat scored 16 & 18 in only test)
1921 - Jean BMRLAAM d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964- )
1921 - Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Konolfingen, Bern, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit)
1922 - Admiral Sir Anthony Synnot, Chief of the Australian Defence Force (d. 2001)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 8 of 8

King of England Henry VIIIKing of England Henry VIII (1531) 1531 - Pope Clemens VII forbids English King Henry VIII to re-marry
1808 - Explorer William Clark (37) weds Julia Hancock in Fincastle, Virginia
1911 - British PM Neville Chamberlain (41) weds Anne de Vere Cole
1985 - Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (22) weds Lisa Andrews
1985 - NFL football player Reggie White (23) weds Sara Copeland
1998 - "Hercules" actor Kevin Sorbo (39) weds actress Sam Jenkins (33) at the Beurge Chapel in Pacific Palisades, California
2002 - Former Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona (21) weds "Westlife" member Brian McFadden (21) at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rathfeigh, County Meath, Republic of Ireland
NFL Legend Reggie WhiteNFL Legend Reggie White (1985) 2006 - Adult film actress Linsey Dawn McKenzie (27) weds former Wimbledon F.C. and Northern Ireland footballer Mark Williams (35) at the central London register office

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Actor Lee MarvinActor Lee Marvin (1967) 1967 - Actor Lee Marvin (42) divorces Elizabeth Ebeling after 14 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 141

842 - Al-Mu'tasim, Abbasid caliph (b. 794)
1066 - Edward de Belijder, the Confessor, king of England (1043-66), dies
1387 - Pedro IV, king of Aragon/conqueror of Sicily, dies at 67
1400 - John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English politician (executed) (b. ca. 1350)
1425 - John of Bavaria/Bayern, liege of Holland/Zealand/Dordrecht, poisoned
1448 - Christopher of Bavaria (b. 1416)
1465 - Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (b. 1394)
1477 - Charles, the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, dies at the Battle of Nancy at 43
1524 - Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pecinich, Croatian poet, dies at 73
1588 - Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (b. 1528)
1589 - Catherine de' Medici, Queen mother of France, dies at 69
1592 - Willem II, Duke of Gulik/Kleef/Gelre, dies at about 75
1595 - Ercole Procaccini, Italian painter, dies
1603 - Pieter Adriaansz van der Werff, mayor of Lead, dies at 73
1684 - Claude Audran II, French painter/engraver, dies at 44
1713 - Jean Chardin, French explorer (b. 1643)
1740 - Antonio Lotti, Italian opera composer, dies at about 72
1746 - Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer, dies at 53
1759 - Thomas-Philippe et de Boussu, S Neth cardinal, dies at 79
Empress of Russia Elizabeth of RussiaEmpress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia (1762) 1762 - Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at 52
1771 - John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (b. 1710)
1783 - Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer, dies on 73rd birthday
1788 - Johann Schneider, composer, dies at 85
1796 - Samuel Huntington, US judge (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 64
1807 - Michel Adanson, French biologist (Plant classes), dies at 79
1814 - Johann Gottfried Krebs, composer, dies at 72
1823 - Major George Johnston, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)
1827 - Frederick of York, English duke/bishop/general, dies at 63
1846 - Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (b. 1812)
1848 - Ferdinando Orlandi, composer, dies at 73
1856 - Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67
1858 - Johann JWAFK Radetzky von Radetz, Austr earl/field marshal, dies at 91
1860 - St John Nepomucene Neumann, 1st male US saint, dies
1862 - Joseph Frohlich, composer, dies at 81
1883 - Charles Tompson, first Australian published poet (b. 1806)
1888 - Henri Herz, composer, dies at a day before 85th birthday
1891 - Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49), dies at 89
1891 - Emma Abbott, American soprano (b. 1849)
1904 - Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya), dies at 64
1922 - Ernest H Shackleton, Brit South pole explorer (Endurance), dies at 47
30th US President Calvin Coolidge30th US President Calvin Coolidge (1933) 1933 - Calvin Coolidge, 30th President (1923-29), dies in Mass at 60
1937 - Marie Booth, child of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1864)
1939 - Amelia Earhart, American aviator declared dead after disappearance in 1937. (b. 1897)
1940 - Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46
1940 - Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (b. 1885)
1941 - Amy Johnson, English aviator (b. 1903)
1942 - Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered
1943 - George Washington Carver, famous black scientist, dies at 81
1944 - Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80
Aviation Pioneer Amelia EarhartAviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart (1939) 1946 - Kitty Cheatham, American singer (b. 1864)
1951 - Andrei P Platonov, Russian author (Prok, Kotlovan), dies at 51
1952 - Nawab of Pataudi, cricket (play polo 3 Tests for Eng 3 for Ind), dies
1952 - Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
1954 - Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (b. 1891)
1956 - Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84
1956 - Mistinguett, French singer (b. 1875)
1960 - Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies
1960 - Pavel P Parenago, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 53
1963 - Rogers Hornsby, baseball player, dies of a heart ailment at 66
1965 - Neil Craig, actor (Calling Dr Kildare), dies at 73
1965 - Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher, dies at 81
1966 - George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies
1968 - Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79
1969 - Franz T Csokor, Austria author (Gottes General), dies at 83
1969 - Tom Aherne, actor (Hustler, April Fools), dies of influenza in NY
1970 - Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
1970 - Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87
1970 - Roberto Gerhard, composer, dies at 73
1970 - Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (b. 1896)
1971 - Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)
1971 - Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, dies at 66
1973 - Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP (SGP), dies at 79
1974 - Roy Bargy, orchestra leader (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79
1974 - Lev Oborin, Russian pianist (b. 1907)
1975 - Don Wilson, pitcher (Astro), dies at 29 of carbon monoxide poisoning
1976 - Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84
1976 - John A. Costello, Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891)
1977 - Onslow Stevens, actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), dies at 74
1979 - Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56
1981 - Harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87
1981 - Paul Félix, Flemish architect (Song of the Sun), dies at 67
1981 - Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher (b. 1901)
1982 - Hans Conried, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), dies at 64
1982 - Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56
1982 - Sir Edmund Herring, Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)
1985 - Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906
1987 - Margaret Laurence, Canadian author, dies at 60
1987 - Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-born Canadian cross-country skier (b. 1875)
1988 - "Pistol Pete" Mavarich, NBAer (Atlanta), dies of a heart attack at 40
NBA Guard Pete MaravichNBA Guard Pete Maravich (1988) 1988 - Pete Maravich, American basketball player, dies of heart failure at 40
1990 - Arthur Kennedy, actor (Air Force), dies of a brain tumor at 76
1990 - Bart LaRue, entertainer, dies
1991 - John Eckhardt, actor born without legs (Freaks), dies at 82
1991 - Marie Madeline Sullivan, actress (Elvira Mistress of Dark), dies at 80
1991 - Vasko Popa, Serbian WW II-partisan/poet (Sporedno Nebo), dies at 68
1993 - George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
1993 - Henk Knol, Suriname MP (PvdA), dies at 61
1993 - Jennifer Raine Bissell, daughter of Alan Napier, dies 60
1993 - Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
1993 - Klaas Wiersma, Dutch sec of Justice (VVD), dies

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