This Day in History for 1st June

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 265

4000 BC - Approximate domestication of the horse in the Eurasian steppes near Dereivka, central Ukraine (hypothesis only)
193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated.
794 - Charles the Great opens general synod in Frankfurt
1204 - King Philip Augustus of France conquers Rouen.
1215 - Beijing, then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Beijing.
1283 - Albrecht I van Habsburg becomes ruler of Austrian/Bull market
1283 - Treaty of Rheinfelden: Duke Rudolph II of Austria waives his right to the Duchies of Austria and Styria.
1459 - Pope Pius II opens congress of Mantua
1485 - Matthias of Hungary takes Vienna from Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III
1495 - First written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller
Great Khan of the Mongol Empire Genghis KhanGreat Khan of the Mongol Empire Genghis Khan 1526 - Parliament of Spiers: Lutheran monarchy freed of their belief
1533 - Anne Boleyn crowned queen of England
1562 - Emperor Ferdinand & Sultan Suleiman signs treaty
1568 - Duke of Alva oversees beheading of 18 nobles in Brussels as part of Council of Troubles/Council of Blood
1608 - Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-government
1638 - 1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass
1641 - France & Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant
1649 - Czar Aleksei throws English merchants out of Moscow
1657 - 1st Quakers arrives in New Amsterdam (NY)
1660 - Mary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1670 - English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1676 - Battle of Öland - a naval battle between allied Danish-Dutch and Swedish fleets in the Baltic Sea, part of the Scanian War (1675–79) for supremacy over the southern Baltic. Allied victory, two Swedish commanders killed.
1679 - The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog.
1746 - French troops conquer Antwerp
1774 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed
1789 - 1st US congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths)
1792 - Kentucky admitted as 15th US state
1794 - Glorious First of June; first naval battle between Britain (under Admiral Lord Howe) and France (Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse) during French Revolutionary Wars. Britain gains tactical win.
1796 - Last of Britain's troops withdraws from US
1796 - Tennessee admitted as 16th US state
1808 - 1st US land-grant university founded-Ohio Univ, Athens, Ohio
1809 - Allardyce Barclay begins a bet of walking 1 mile every hour for 1,000 hours. Each hour he walked a mile round trip from his home
1813 - Capt John Lawrence utters Navy motto "Don't give up the ship"
French Emperor Napoleon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte 1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.
1834 - HMS Beagle for anchor in Port Famine, Magallanes Street
1835 - 6th national black convention (Philadelphia)
1836 - Charles Darwin returns to Capetown
1843 - It snows in Buffalo & Rochester NY & Cleveland Ohio
1843 - Sojourner Truth leaves NY to begin her career as antislavery activist
1845 - Homing pigeon completes 11,000 km trip (Namibia-London) in 55 days
1855 - US adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua, reestablishes slavery
1857 - Charles Baudelaire's Fleurs du mal is published.
1861 - 1st skirmish in Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner TruthAbolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth 1861 - British territorial waters & ports off-limits during Civil War
1861 - Skirmish at Arlington Mills, VA
1861 - US & Confederacy simultaneously stop mail interchange
1862 - 2nd/last day of battle at Fair Oaks/7 Pines Va (11,165 casualties)
1862 - General Robert E. Lee assumes command after Joe Johnston is injured at Seven Pines
1862 - Slavery abolished in all US possessions
1864 - -Nov] Shenandoah Valley campaign
1864 - Battle of Cold Harbor, VA (Gaines' Mill, Gaines' Farm)
1864 - Confederate cruiser Georgia sold to a British merchant in Liverpool.
1866 - General Dutch Typographer Union forms
Confederate General Robert E. LeeConfederate General Robert E. Lee 1866 - Renegade Irish Fenians from US invade Fort Erie, Ontario
1868 - Texas constitutional convention meets in Austin
1868 - Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
1869 - Voting machine patented (Thomas A Edison)
1872 - 6th Belmont: James Roe aboard Joe Daniels wins in 2:58.25
1877 - Society of American Artists forms
1877 - US troops authorized to pursue bandits into Mexico
1879 - Napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed serving with British forces in the Anglo-Zulu War. He is buried in Farnborough, Hampshire.
1880 - 1st pay telephone installed
1880 - US census at 50,155,783
1881 - Bell Phone opens 1st Dutch telephone exchange
1886 - The railroads of the Southern United States convert 11,000 miles of track from a five foot rail gauge to standard gauge, beginning May 31.
1888 - California gets its 1st seismograph
1890 - US census at 62,622,250
1893 - Opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin)
1898 - Trans-Mississippi International Exposition opens in Omaha
1899 - Cricket test debut of Wilfred Rhodes & Victor Trumper in Grace's last
1900 - British army occupiers Pretoria South-Africa
1902 - Blue-White United soccer team of Amsterdam forms
1905 - Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition opens in Portland, Oregon
1907 - -27°F (-33°C), Sarmiento, Argentina (South American record)
1908 - John Krohn begins walk around perimeter of US, which took 357 days
1909 - Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition opens in Seattle
1910 - SC Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
1911 - 1st US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ
1912 - Stormvogels soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
1915 - 1st Zeppelin air raid over England
1916 - German attack on Fort Vaux, Verdun
1917 - Hank Gowdy is 1st baseball player to enlist during WW I
1918 - Excelsior Maassluis soccer team forms in Maassluis
1918 - White Sox losing 5-4 against NY Yankees, load the bases in 9th with no outs Chick Gandil lines to Frank Baker who turns a triple play
Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy BishopCanadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop 1918 - Canadian ace Billy Bishop downs 6 aircrafts over a three-day span, including German ace Paul Bilik, reclaiming his top scoring title from James McCudden
1919 - Rhineland Republic forms in Wiesbaden
1920 - RKSV Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam
1920 - Adolfo de la Huerta becomes president of Mexico.
1921 - Race riot in Tulsa Oklahoma (21 whites & 60 blacks killed)
1922 - Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded.
1923 - NY Giants beat Phillies, 22-5, Giants score in every inning
1925 - Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp (1st of record 2130 consec games)
1926 - Ignacy Mocicki elected president of Poland
Baseball Player Lou GehrigBaseball Player Lou Gehrig 1927 - Peace Bridge between US & Canada opens
1930 - 6th French Mens Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Bill Tilden (36 86 63 61)
1930 - 6th French Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-2 6-1)
1930 - Alphense Boys soccer team forms in Alphen on Rhine
1930 - Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia v Hampshire, 240 mins, 26 fours
1931 - Rozenburg soccer team forms in Rozenburg
1932 - Lunteren soccer team forms in Lunteren

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 206

1076 - Mstislav I of Kiev (d. 1132)
1300 - Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (d. 1338)
1480 - Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (d. 1550)
1503 - Wilhelm von Grumbach, German lt col
1549 - Allesandre Spontone, composer
1563 - Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, English administrator and politicia
1611 - Felician Schwab, composer
1633 - Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (d. 1687)
1653 - Georg Muffat, composer
1675 - Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (d. 1755)
1679 - Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim)
1755 - Frederico Fiorillo, Italian violist/composer
1757 - Ignaz J Pleyel, Austria composer/piano builder (Piano method)
1762 - Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (d. 1844)
1763 - Christian Gottlob Saupe, composer
1765 - Christiane Vulpius, wife of Johann W von Goethe
1765 - Friedrich Ludwig Seidel, composer
1769 - Joseph Antoni Frantiszek Elsner, composer
1771 - Ferdinando Paer, composer
1776 - John George Schetky, composer
1790 - Salomon J Rappoport, Czech rabbi/learned (Ereg miliem)
1790 - Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (d. 1836)
1796 - Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (d. 1832)
1800 - Edward Deas Thomson, Australian politician (d. 1879)
1801 - Brigham Young, painter/religious leader (Mormon church)/polygamist
1803 - Mikhail I Glinka, Russian composer [OS=May 20]
1804 - Mikhail Ivan Glinka, Novosspaskoye Russia, composer (Jota Aragonesa)
1806 - John Buchanan Floyd, Ex-Sect of War (Union), died in 1863
1815 - Otto of Greece (d. 1862)
1825 - John Hunt Morgan, Brigadier General (Confederate cavalry commander)
1826 - Carl Bechstein, German piano inventor
1826 - Hermann Zopff, composer
1831 - John Bell Hood, Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1833 - John Marshall Harlan, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1911)
1843 - Henry Faulds, Scottish fingerprinting pioneer (d. 1930)
1844 - Galusha Pennypacker, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1916
1844 - John J. Toffey, American Civil War hero (d. 1911)
1848 - Otto Valdemar Malling, composer
1858 - William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Beyond the Hills of Dream)
1862 - Antonio JdC Feijo, Portuguese diplomat/poet (Bailatas)
1878 - John Masefield, England, 15th poet laureate (Salt-Water Ballads)
1881 - Charles Kay Ogden, English writer and linguist (d. 1957)
1882 - John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)
1886 - Ernst Kurth, Austrian/Swiss musicologist
1887 - Clive Brook, London England, actor/director (List of Adrian Messenger)
1890 - Frank Morgan, [Francis P Wupperman], NYC, actor (Wizard of Oz), (d. 1949)
1892 - Amanullah, emir/king of Afghanistan (1919-28)
1892 - Samuel L M Barlow, composer
1898 - Curtis Stevens, US, 2 man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1932)
1898 - Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, NYC, bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show)
1898 - Lieb Glantz, composer
1898 - Molly Picon, NYC, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey)
1899 - Werner Janssen, NYC, conductor/composer (New Years Eve in NY)
1899 - Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)
1901 - John W Van Duren, playwright (I Remember Mama)
1901 - John Van Druten, English screen writer (d. 1957)
1901 - Hap Day, Canadian hockey player and manager (d. 1990)
1903 - Percy William Whitlock, composer
1903 - Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr (d. 1973)
1905 - Dinora de Carvalho, composer
1905 - Robert Newton, England, actor (Henry V, Around the World in 80 Days)
1907 - Frank A Whittle, England inventor (jet engine)
1908 - Percy Edwards, animal imitator
1909 - Szymon Goldberg, Polish/US violinist/conductor (Neth Chamber orch)
1909 - Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist (d. 1986)
1911 - Gertrude Michael, AL, actress (Cleopatra, Menace, Club Havana)
1913 - Bill Deedes, British journalist (d. 2007)
1915 - John Randolph, NYC, actor (King Kong, Lucan, Lucas Tanner, Angie)
1917 - William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2012)
1919 - Boris Lazarevich Klyuzner, composer
1921 - Nelson Riddle, Oradell NJ, musical conductor (Batman, Frank Sinatra)
1922 - Abdul Rashid, Pakistan, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
1922 - Joan Caulfield, East Orange NJ, actress (Liz-My Favorite Husband)
1922 - Joan Copeland, [Miller], NYC, actress (Roseland, A Little Sex)
1922 - Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (d. 2007)
1924 - Paula Hinton, dancer
1924 - William Sloane Coffin, American clergyman (d. 2006)
1925 - Richard Erdman, Enid Ok, actor (Stalag 17, Anything Goes)
1925 - Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher
1926 - Andy Griffith, Mount Airy NC, actor (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), (d. 2012)
Actress Marilyn MonroeActress Marilyn Monroe (1926) 1926 - Marilyn Monroe, [Norma Jean Mortenson], LA, actress (Some Like It Hot)
1928 - Bob Monkhouse, Kent England, comedian (Bonkers)
1928 - Georgi Timofeyevich Dobrovolsky, Odessa, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11)
1929 - Yehudi Wyner, composer
1930 - Edward Woodward, Croydon England, actor (Breaker Morant, Wickerman)
1930 - Matt Poore, cricketer (NZ batsman in 14 tests 1953-56 average 15.43)
1930 - John Lemmon, English logician (d. 1966)
1932 - Francis Cameron, cricketer (NZ pace bowler took 61 wickets 1961-65)
1932 - Philo [Rolf] Bregstein, Dutch writer (Dingen die niet Voorbijgaan)
1933 - Alan "the Horse" Ameche, Wisc, NFL fullback (Baltimore Colts)
1933 - Charles Wilson, (Rep-D-TX, 1973- )
1933 - Ian Sinclair, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1956, bowling average 120.00)
1934 - Pat Boone, Florida, singer/actor (April Love, Cross & Switchblade)
1934 - Peter Masterson, Houston Texas, actor (Ambush Bay)
1934 - Sylvia Syms, London, actress (Asylum, Moonraker, Shirley Valentine)
1934 - Willy Roggeman, Flemish writer (Goldfish, Nardis)
1935 - James George, US, weightlifter (Olympic-silver-1960/bronze-1956)
1935 - John Edward Porter, (Rep-R-IL, 1980- )
1935 - Reverend Ike, SC, evangelist minister (Joy of Living)
1935 - Reverend Ike, American televangelist

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 12 of 12

Architect Frank Lloyd WrightArchitect Frank Lloyd Wright (1889) 1889 - Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (21) weds socialite Catherine Tobin
1896 - Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (41) marries Charlotte Frances Payne-Townshend (41)in Covent Garden, London.
1933 - Charlie Chaplin (44) weds Paulette Goddard (22)
1941 - Actress Gene Tierney (20) weds fashion designer Oleg Cassini (28)
1949 - Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz wed for the second time
1963 - Actor Rod Taylor (33) weds model Mary Hilem (25) at Westwood Community Methodist Church in Hollywood
1997 - Grammy Award-winning singer Kenny Rogers (59) weds Wanda Miller (31) at his ranch in Athens, Georgia
2005 - "The White Stripes" guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist Jack White (29) weds British model Karen Elson (26) in Manaus, Brazil
Country Singer Kenny RogersCountry Singer Kenny Rogers (1997) 2005 - "The Amazing Race 7" executive assistant Alex Ali and Lynn Warren in Ottawa, Canada
2006 - Korean "My Sassy Girl" actor-singer Cha Tae-Hyun (30) weds pop lyricist Choi Suk-eun at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul City
2007 - Legendary crooner Tony Bennett (80) weds his longtime girlfriend Susan Crow (47) in New York City
2013 - Singer Diana DeGarmo (26) weds singer Ace Young (33) at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel in Los Angeles

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson (1989) 1989 - Robin Givens & Mike Tyson granted final divorce in NJ
1991 - Roseanne Arnold & Tom Arnold wed again, they divorced later
1994 - Guns n Roses drummer Matthew Sorum files to divorce Kai

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 115

195 BC - Gaozu of Han of China
193 - Didius Julianus, ship owner/emperor of Rome (193), murdered at 61
1191 - Philips van de Elzas, count of Vlanderen, dies
1340 - Jan III van Diest, bishop of Utrecht (1322-40), dies
1434 - Władysław II Jagiełło , King of Lithuania and later also Poland, dies (b.1351)
1568 - 18 nobles beheaded in Brussels for treason and heresy by Duke of Alva and authority of Council of Troubles
1568 - Gijsbert van Bronkhorst-Batenburg, calvinist leader, beheaded
1571 - John Story, English Catholic martyr, executed at Tyburn by being hung, drawn and quartered
1616 - Tokugawa Ieyasu (b. 1543)
1625 - Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (b. 1568)
1639 - Melchior Franck, German composer
1660 - Mary Dyer, English Quaker (martyred) - hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony
1676 - Creutz, Swedish admiral (Öland), dies in battle
1676 - Uggla, Swedish admiral (Öland), dies in battle
1710 - David Mitchell, British admiral (b. 1642)
1713 - Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim), dies at 34
1729 - Matthaeus de Cock, governor general of Dutch Indies (1725-29), dies at about 65
1740 - Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (b. 1657)
1763 - Johann Caspar Vogler, composer, dies at 67
1769 - Edward Holyoke, President of Harvard University (b. 1689)
1795 - Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist (b. 1744)
1810 - Johann Paul Wessely, composer, dies at 47
1815 - Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (b. 1853)
1823 - Louis Nicholas Davout, French fieldmarshal, dies at 53
1826 - Jean Frédéric Oberlin, Alsatian pastor (b. 1740)
1830 - Sahajanand Swami, believed to be an incarnation of god by his followers, leaves his mortal body. (b. 1781)
1841 - David Wilkie, Scottish artist (b. 1785)
1846 - Gregory XVI, [Bartolomeo A Cappellari]/Mauro, Pope dies at 80
1861 - John Q Marr, US Confederate captain, dies in battle at Fairfax Courthouse, the first Confederate death of the war
1864 - Solomon George Washington Dill, poor white ally of blacks, assassinated in his home by white terrorists in SC
1864 - Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel (b. 1812)
US President James BuchananUS President James Buchanan (1868) 1868 - James Buchanan, 15th US president (1857-61), dies at 77
1873 - Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (b. 1804)
1876 - Christo Botew, writer, dies
1909 - Giuseppe Martucci, composer, dies at 53
1910 - Francis S Haden, English surgeon/graphic artist, dies at 91
1918 - Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer, dies at 83
1918 - Jaroslav Novotny, composer, dies at 32
1922 - Frank Walters, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 7 & 5), dies
1926 - Vasily Mikhaylovich Metallov, composer, dies at 64
1927 - J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)
1935 - Alberto Cametti, composer, dies at 64
1941 - Hugh S Walpole, British writer (Killer & the Slain), dies
1942 - Ernest Pingoud, composer, dies at 53
1942 - Vladislav Vancura, Czech physician/resistance fighter, executed at 50
1943 - Leslie Howard, actor (Romeo & Juliet), Nazis shot down his plane at 50
1943 - Wilfrid B. Israel, Jewish activist
1946 - Ion Antonescu, fascist premier/dictator of Romania, executed
1948 - Sonny Boy Williamson, [John Lee], blues player, dies at 34
1948 - Alex Gard, Russian-born caricaturist (b. 1900)
1951 - Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian, dies at 85
Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer John DeweyPhilosopher, Psychologist, Writer John Dewey (1952) 1952 - John Dewey, US philosopher (Common Faith), dies at 92
1954 - Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (b. 1869)
1955 - F Melius Christiansen, composer, dies at 84
1955 - Theo Frenkel, actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy), dies
1959 - Sax Rohmer, English author (b. 1883)
1960 - Lester Patrick, NHL coach/star, dies at 76
1960 - Paula Hitler, sister of Adolf Hitler. (b. 1896)
1964 - Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer, dies at 66
1966 - Papa Jack Laine, American musician (b. 1873)
1968 - Helen Keller, blind & deaf/author (Let us Have Faith), dies at 87
1968 - [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/interpreter, dies at 57
1969 - Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian ice skater (b. 1904)
Author Helen KellerAuthor Helen Keller (1968) 1970 - G Ungaretti, writer, dies at 82
1971 - Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologist (Nature & Destiny of Man), dies at 78
1973 - Harvey S Firestone Jr, US tire manufacturer, dies at 75
1973 - Mary Kornman, actress (Desert Trail, Swing it Professor), dies at 57
1973 - Walter Greaza, actor (Leonard-Martin Kane, Treasury Men), dies at 76
1975 - Steve Prefontaine, 5K (Olympics-4-1972), dies at 25
1976 - Pieter Balledux, actor/stage manager/resistance fighter, dies at 89
1979 - Jack Mulhall, actor (Buck Rogers, Held for Ransom), dies at 91
Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor Reinhold NiebuhrTheologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor Reinhold Niebuhr (1971) 1979 - Werner Forssman, German urologist (Nobel 1956), dies
1980 - [Richard] Rube Marquard, US baseball pitcher, dies at 90
1980 - Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst (b. 1897)
1981 - Carl Vinson, (Rep-D-Ga, 1914-64), dies at 97
1981 - Naim Chadir, PLO-representative in Brussels, murdered
1982 - Hendrik Algra, Newspaper publisher/Dutch MP (ARP), dies
1983 - Anna Seghers, writer, dies at 82
1983 - Charles Tham, of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha, count of Flanders/Prince, dies
1985 - Richard Greene, actor (Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 67
1986 - Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1958)
1987 - Errol W Barrow, PM of Barbados (1961-76), dies at 67
1987 - Rashid Karami, 10 time premier of Lebanon, dies in bomb attack at 65
1990 - Eric Barker, actor/writer (Carry on Sergeant, Roommates), dies
1991 - David Ruffin, vocalist (Temptations), dies of drug overdose at 50
1992 - Howard Ralston, actor (Pollyana), dies
1992 - Louise Hoff, entertainer, dies at 69
1992 - Michael King, actor (Lonely are the Brave), dies at 69
1994 - Frances Heflin, actress (Mona Tyler-All My Children), dies at 70
1994 - Juan J H Rovira, Spanish general, murdered
1994 - Willem C L "Wim" van der Grinten, lawyer/KVP-politician, dies at 80
1995 - Prudence Hyman, dancer, dies at 80
1995 - Ronald Anthony "Tony" Clegg, property trader, dies at 58
1996 - Don Grolnick, jazz musician, dies at 48
1996 - Fernand Schokweiler, judge, dies at 60
1996 - Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, president of India, dies at 83
1996 - Ray Combs, TV host (Family Feud), commits suicide at 40
1996 - Robert Arthur Hughes, missionary/surgeon, dies at 85
1996 - Stephen Jones, art historian, dies at 41
1997 - Nikolai Tikhonov, Soviet PM (1980-85), dies at 92

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