This Day in History for 26th June

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 185

363 - Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield.
684 - St Benedict II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1284 - Pied Piper lures 130 children of Hamelin away (actually happened)
1409 - Council of Pisa selects Petros Philargi as 3rd Pope: Alexander V
1483 - Duke of Gloucester appoints himself King Richard III of England
1498 - Toothbrush invented
1553 - Christ's Hospital in England granted a charter
1630 - Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf lands at Peenemunde
1714 - Spain & Netherlands sign peace/trade agreement
1718 - Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
1721 - Dr Zabdiel Boylston gives 1st smallpox inoculations in America
1723 - After a lasting siege and bombardment by cannons, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
1794 - Battle of Fleurus; major victory by forces of the First French Republic under General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan over the Coalition Army (Great Britain, Hanover, Dutch Republic, and Habsburgs) first use of reconnaissance balloon
1797 - Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow. He can't sell it to farmers, though, they fear effects of iron on soil!
1807 - Lightning hits gunpowder warehouse in Luxembourg; 230 die
1843 - Hong Kong proclaimed a British Crown Colony
1848 - 1st pure food law enacted in US
1848 - End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
1857 - The first 62 recipients are awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the Crimean war by Queen Victoria
1857 - Cawnpore England massacre
1862 - Battle of Beaver Dam Creek-Union repulses Confederacy in Virginia
1862 - Day 2 of 7 Days-Battle of Mechanicsville VA (Meadow Bridge)
1862 - US Army of Virginia established under Gen John Pope
1870 - 1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens
1870 - Wagner's opera "Valkyrie" premieres in Munich
1870 - The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
1879 - Ismael Pasha resigns as khedive of Egypt
1894 - Karl Benz of Germany receives US patent for gasoline-driven auto
1896 - 1st movie theater in US opens, charging 10 cents for admission
1900 - Dr Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever
1900 - Japan mobolizes 20,000 troops to help put down the Boxer uprising - but also advance long-term interest in gaining land and power in mainland Asia
1900 - The Russian Czar orders that Russian must be the official language of Finland, despite growing unrest within Finland and increasing international concern over Russia's behavior there
1902 - Order of Merit instituted by King Edward VII
1902 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Garidebs" (BG)
1906 - Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)
1907 - Bolsheviks overthrows transport in Tiflis
1909 - 23rd US Womens Tennis: H Hotchkiss beats Maud Barger-Wallach (6-0 6-1)
1909 - Victoria & Albert Museum opens in London
1910 - 24th US Womens Tennis: H Hotchkiss Wightman beats L Hammond (6-4 6-2)
1910 - Hazel Hotchkiss wins US Lawn Tennis Association championship
1911 - Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 83 mph (133 kph)
1912 - Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna
1914 - The Indian Relief Act, passes after a protracted period of Passive Resistance led by Gandhi; it abolishes a £3 tax imposed on Indians who had not renewed their indentures and recognizes "the validity of Indian customary marriages"
1915 - Germany suppresses "Vorwarts" newspaper after it called for peace
1916 - Cleveland Indians experiment with #s on their jerseys (one game)
1917 - 1st US Expeditionary Force arrive in France during WW I
1918 - The Australian steamer Wimmera is sunk by a mine laid north of Cape Maria van Diemen in 1917 by the German raider Wolf; 26 of its 151 passengers and crew were killed
1919 - NY Daily News begins publishing
1924 - After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic
1924 - Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway
1925 - 60th British Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club
1927 - Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke approaches within 0.0394 AUs of Earth
1927 - The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island
1929 - ENKA/Vereinigte Glanzstoff Factory merge AKU (Genl Kunstzijde Union)
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1934 - FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions
1934 - Germany & Poland sign non-aggression treaty
1934 - W.E.B. Du Bois resigns position at NAACP
1935 - Andrew Sandham's 100th FC hundred, 103 v Hants
1935 - Lloyd Waner sets record of 18 putouts in center in doubleheader
1935 - SDAP & CPH achieve majority in city council in Amsterdam
1935 - Work service for recent graduate obligatory in Germany
1936 - 1st flight of Fw61 helicopter
1936 - Everett Marshall beats Ali Baba in Columbus, to become wrestling champ
1937 - Test cricket debut of Len Hutton v NZ at Lord's, scores 0 & 1
Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du BoisCivil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois 1938 - Cin Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader
1940 - End of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27
1941 - Finland enters WW II against Russia
1941 - Lithuanian fascists massacre 2,300 Jews in Kovno
1942 - German assault on British at Mersa Matruh
1944 - 2nd British army reaches Grainville-Mouen line
1944 - Yanks, Dodgers & Giants play unique 6 inn game for War Bonds, each playing successive innings, final score Dodgers-5, Yanks-1 & Giants-0
1945 - England win the second Victory test cricket at Bramall Lane by 41 runs
1945 - UN Charter signed by 50 nations in SF
1946 - Dutch Nazi collaborator Arnold Meijer sentenced to 5 years
1946 - Fred Allen's last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny
1948 - US denounces Soviet blockade of Berlin
1949 - 1st Belgian parliamentary election where women can vote (CVP gains)
1950 - Pres Gottwald of Czech confirms Milada Horakova's death sentence
1952 - Dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%)
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 1952 - Nelson Mandela & 51 others infringe South Africa curfew
1953 - KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, TX (CBS) 1st broadcast
1953 - Russian vice-premier/interior minister Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria arrested
1954 - Jim Peters runs marathon in 2:17:39.4
1955 - Freedom Charter signed in South Africa
1955 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1958 - Gaston Eyskens becomes premier of Belgium
1958 - Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan dedicated
1958 - Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1959 - Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
1959 - Queen Elizabeth & President Eisenhower open St Lawrence Seaway
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd PattersonBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson 1960 - British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain
1960 - Hall of Fame allows veteran committee to vote annually
1960 - Italian Somaliland declares independence from Italian administration
1960 - Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Rep) declares independence from France
1962 - Blacks begin passive resistance in Cairo Ill
1962 - Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
1962 - WSEC (now WLRN) TV channel 17 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 - Alfons Gorbach forms Austrian government
1963 - Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns commercial TV
1963 - US President John Kennedy visits West Berlin "Ich bin ein Berliner" ("I am a Berliner";or is it "I am a doughnut")

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 235

1575 - Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1612)
1582 - Johannes Schultz, composer
1655 - Jean Deutz, merchant/Amsterdam regent
1681 - Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (d. 1708)
1689 - Edward Holyoke, American academic (d. 1769)
1694 - Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1768)
1702 - Philip Doddridge, England, Dr/nonconformist clergyman
1703 - Thomas Clap, American academic (d. 1767)
1730 - Charles Joseph Messier, astronomer (cataloguer of "M objects")
1742 - Arthur Middleton, signer (Declaration of Independence)
1747 - Leopold Jan Antonin Kozeluh, composer
1749 - Louis Joseph Claude Saint-Amans, composer
1760 - Johan I Jozef, monarch of Liechtenstein/fieldmarshal
1763 - George Morland, England, artist of rural landscapes
1819 - Abner Doubleday, Mjr Gen (Union)/inventor (baseball) [or 1/26]
1821 - Bartolomé Mitre, Argentine general
1823 - Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer
1824 - Kelvin, [William Thomson], British physicist (Kelvin Scale)
1824 - Moritz Furstenau, composer
1831 - Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Kriegs-Songs of War & Peace)
1837 - Martin Davis Hardin II, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1923
1837 - Victor Jean Baptiste Girardey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden (1854) 1854 - Robert Borden, Grand-Pre Nova Scotia, (C) 8th Canadian PM (1911-20)
1865 - Bernard Berenson, art critic (Italian Painters of the Renaissance)
1865 - Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China)
1865 - George C Pearce, actor (Country Kid, British Agent, Valiant)
1866 - Josef Swickard, Coblenz Germany, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities)
1869 - Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (d. 1954)
1874 - Albert Relf, cricketer (England all-rounder in 13 Tests 1903-14)
1874 - Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer
1875 - Camille Zeckwer, composer
1876 - Nico[laas P] de Jong, Dutch radio play actor (Laughter & Tears)
1878 - Albert Siklos, composer
1878 - Ernest Torrence, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame)
1880 - Natalia, Princess Brassova (d. 1952)
1885 - Andre Maurois, [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac)
1885 - Anna M F van Wageningen-Salomons, author (Girl Student) [or 9/26]
1885 - Billy Jenkins, [Erich Rosenthal], Magdeburg
1886 - Margaretha C E "Greta" Beekman, actress (Wrong Poes)
1887 - Anthony G de Rothschild, Britain, philanthropist
1891 - Heinrich Lemacher, composer
1891 - Sidney Coe Howard, US, dramatist (Swords, Pulitzer 1925)
1891 - Vladislav Vancura, Czech physician/(stage)author/resistance fighter
1892 - Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, China, author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938)
1893 - "Big Bill" Broonzy, Miss, blues singer/guitarist (Blues by Broonzy)
1894 - Bill Wirges, Buffalo NY, orchestra leader (Growing Paynes)
1894 - Jeanne Eagels, actress (Rain, Under False Colors)
1895 - Jankel Adler, Polish painter
1895 - George Hainsworth, Toronto Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player
1897 - Viola Dana, Brooklyn, actress (Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover)
1898 - Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer
1898 - Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history (d. 1971)
1899 - Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
1900 - Joseph E A "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter
1901 - Stuart Symington, (Sen-D-Mo)
1901 - William Busch, composer
1902 - Antonia Brico, Rotterdam Holland, conductor/pianist (Antonia)
1902 - William Lear, engineer/manufacturer/CEO (Lear Jet Corp)
1902 - Hugues Cuénod, Swiss Tenor
1903 - Ashley Clarke, president (Venice in Peril Fund)
1903 - Floyd "Babe" Herman, Brooklyn Dodgers' slugger (.324 lifetime average)
1904 - Peter Lorre, Hungarian/US, actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers)
1904 - Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer (d. 1951)
1905 - Jack Longland, British director of education (Derbyshire)
1905 - Jan Louis Guillaume "Yvan" Doornik, Neth resistance fighter in France
1906 - Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia)
1906 - Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer (d. 2008)
1907 - Debs Garms, American baseball player (d. 1984)
1909 - "Col Tom" Parker, [Dries Van Kruijk], Neth, rock mgr (Elvis Presley)
1909 - Betty Askwith, author
1909 - Nicholas Polunin, environmentalist
1910 - Charles Spry, Australian security chief
1911 - Edward Levi, professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning)
1911 - Babe Didrikson Zaharias [Mildred Ella], Port Arthur, Texas, American athlete (U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame)
1913 - Maurice Wilkes, inventor (stored program concept for computers)
1913 - Aimé Césaire, French Martinican poet and politician (d. 2008)
1914 - John J "John" Beautiful Garden, sculptor
1914 - Laurie Lee, English poet/author (I Can't Stay Long)
1914 - Richard Maltby, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)
1914 - Wolfgang Windgassen, Annemasse France, tenor (Stuttgart Opera)
1915 - Paul Castellano, American mafia boss (d. 1985)
1915 - Charlotte Zolotow, American author
1916 - Paul Derrick, co-operator/Christian socialist
1917 - William Hamilton, British MP
1919 - Lord Rawlinson, British attorney general (Ewell)
1920 - Michael Eastham, high court judge
1921 - Abe Jan Koldijk, SS-physician (Limburg's family doctor)
1921 - Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent (d. 1945)
1922 - Alan Peacock, economist
1922 - Campbell Adamson, CEO (Abbey National Pictures)
1922 - Eleanor Parker, Ohio, actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), (d. 2013)
1922 - Frances Rafferty, Sioux City Iowa, actress (December Bride)
1923 - David Haslam, British rear admiral (hydrographer)
1923 - Barbara Graham, American murderer (d. 1955)
1924 - Peter Miles, British keeper of privy purse
1924 - Syd Lawrence, bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orch)
1924 - Costas Axelos, Greek philosopher
1925 - Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II)
1927 - Leslie Carpenter, CEO (Reed International)
1928 - Jacob Druckman, Philadelphia, composer (Animus I Auerole)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 18 of 18

Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist Carolus LinnaeusTaxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist Carolus Linnaeus (1739) 1739 - Taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus (32) weds Sara Elisabeth Moræa
1797 - US President John Quincy Adams (29) weds Louisa Johnson (22) at All Hallows Barking parish in London
1844 - 10th US President John Tyler marries 2nd wife Julia Gardiner in NYC, 1st president to marry while in office
1915 - Author T. S. Eliot (26) weds governess Vivienne Haigh-Wood (27) at Hampstead Register Office in London
1937 - Actress Mary Pickford (45) weds actor and band leader Charles Rogers (32)
1955 - Actor Geoffrey Holder marries Carmen de Lavallade
1961 - NFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke (24) weds Jackie Forchette
1972 - NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) weds second wife Sandra Lemon
NFL Quarterback Johnny UnitasNFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas (1972) 1982 - Marie Osmond marries Steve Craig
1984 - Tiny Tim marries Miss Jan (23)
1989 - Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson marry for 2nd time
1993 - NHL scoring champion Mario Lemieux (27) weds longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin at Notre Dame Basilica in Canada
1994 - Actor Brandon Cruz (32) weds Elizabeth Finkelstein (26)
1996 - Actor Kiefer Sutherland (29) weds model Elizabeth Kelly Winn (34)
1999 - Bestselling novelist Tom Clancy (52) weds freelance journalist Alexandra Llewellyn (32) in Manhattan
2010 - Former WWE Diva Michelle McCool (30) weds fellow wrestler "The Undertaker" Mark Calaway (45) in Houston, Texas
2010 - "American Beauty" actress Mena Suvari (31) weds concert producer Simone Sestito (25) at Santo Stefano degli Abissini in Vatican City, Italy
2010 - "Shear Genius" TV personality finalist Janine Jarman (29) weds sales executive Matthew Wolcott (33) in Hollywood

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

NFL Quarterback Johnny UnitasNFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas (1972) 1972 - NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) divorces first wife Dorothy Hoelle after nearly 2 decades of marriage
1974 - Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 5th divorce from actor Richard Burton
1975 - Cher divorces Sonny Bono

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 108

363 - Julian the Apostate, Roman Emperor (361-63)
1291 - Eleanor of Provence, wife of Henry III of England
Spanish Conquistador Francisco PizarroSpanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro (1541) 1541 - Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.
1631 - Justinus van Nassau, ltalian admiral (Armada), dies
1657 - Tobias Michael, composer, dies at 65
1661 - Lazaro Valvasensi, composer, dies at 76
1666 - Richard Fanshawe, diplomat/translator/poet, dies
1688 - Ralph Cudworth, philospher/cleric, dies
1778 - Angelo Antonio Caroli, composer, dies at 77
1793 - Gilbert White, English naturalist ("Natural History and Antiquities of Selborn"), dies at 72
1798 - Eugene Godecharle, composer, dies at 56
1810 - Joseph Michel Montgolfier, French inventor (b. 1740)
1819 - Johann Wilhelm Stadler, composer, dies at 71
1819 - Slome Duikelar, [Abraham J Swalff], Yiddish writer, dies
1827 - Christian A Vulpius, German writer (Ornaldo Ornaldini), dies
1827 - Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny), dies at 73
1836 - Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, author/composer (Marseillaise), dies
1863 - Andrew Hull Foote, US Union lt admiral, dies
1878 - Mercedes of Orleans, queen of Spain (b. 1860)
1896 - Louis CPR of Orleans, French duke (chosen king of Belgian), dies at 81
1906 - Alexander Muir, poet (Maple Leaf Forever), dies at 76
1918 - Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
1922 - Albert H K, monarch of Monaco (1889-1922), dies at 73
1923 - Edward Rae, cricketer (introduced cricket into Russian Lapland), dies
1926 - Christina Goedvolk, wife of Henry Jut, dies
1937 - Georg A Erman, Ger egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), dies at 82
1938 - James Weldon Johnson, black leader (NAACP), dies in car crash at 67
1939 - Ford M Ford, [Hueffer], British writer, (Tietjens Saga) dies at 65
1943 - Fritz Schmidt, Nazi commissioner in Holland, commits suicide at 39
1944 - Billy Newham, cricketer (England Test 1887), dies
1945 - Erno Rapee, composer, dies at 54
1945 - Nikolay Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, composer, dies at 72
1946 - Max Kögel, SS officer (b. 1895)
1946 - Yosuke Matsuoka, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (b. 1880)
11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett (1947) 1947 - Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a heart attack at 76
1948 - Lilian Velez, Filipino actress (b. 1924)
1949 - Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (b. 1876)
1956 - Clifford Brown, US jazz trumpeter (Joyspring, Jordu), dies at 25
1957 - Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)
1958 - Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Vocation), dies at 93
1958 - George Orton, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
1958 - Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician and United Nations diplomat (b. 1888)
1959 - Audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies
1960 - John Brenden Kelly, rower (Olympic-gold-1920, 24), dies at 70
1961 - Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Afternoon of a pawnbroker), dies at 58
1963 - Obe Postma, Fries, poet/geography/historian (Own Cart), dies
1964 - Leo Dandurand, American-born Canadian sports executive (b. 1889)
1965 - Johan C T Kikkert, painter/etcher/critic, dies at 82
1965 - Reginald Beckwith, actor/writer (39 Steps, Dr in Love), dies at 56
1967 - Errol Hunte, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies
1967 - Françoise Dorléac, French actress (b. 1942)
1971 - Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer, dies at 91
1971 - Inia Te Wiata, opera singer, dies
1971 - Juan Manen, composer, dies at 88
1972 - David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US choreographer, dies at 61
1973 - Arnold Richardson, composer, dies at 59
1973 - Ernest Truex, actor (Fluffy, Scared, His Girl Friday), dies at 82
1975 - St. Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest (b. 1902)
1977 - Lou Reizner, rock vocalist/producer (Rod Stewart, Tommy), dies at 43
1977 - Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist, dies at 75
1978 - Rabbaji, president of South-Yemen, executed
1979 - Charles Clore, financier, dies
1981 - Peter Kreuder, German composer, dies
1982 - Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist, dies
1982 - Andre Tchaikowsy, pianist/composer, dies
1982 - Charles Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison for James Bond films, dies at 71
1982 - Sandy Powell, costume designer, dies at 82
1983 - Walter O'Keefe, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 82
1984 - Carl Foreman, producer, dies of cancer at 69
1984 - George H Gallup, pollster (Gallup Poll), dies at 82
1986 - Laurie Fishlock, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
1987 - Glen Hall, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1965), commits suicide
1990 - Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (b. 1909)
1991 - Carmine Coppola, composer/conductor (Godfather II), dies at 80
1991 - Paul Andor, actor (Mad Lover, Enemy of Women), dies
1992 - Geert Vissers, Dutch TV host (Gay Dating Show), dies
1992 - Phil Rubenstein, US, actor (Tango & Cash, Robocop), dies
1992 - Herman Rohde, professional wrestler (b. 1921)
1993 - Catherine Leno, mother of Tonight Show host Jay, dies of cancer at 82
1993 - Jack Bittner, entertainer, dies
MLB Catcher Roy CampanellaMLB Catcher Roy Campanella (1993) 1993 - Roy Campanella, 3xMVP catcher (Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71
1993 - Willy C of Hemert, director/(text)poet (Small Truth), dies at 81
1993 - William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)
1994 - A "Bob" den Doolaard, author (Inn with the horseshoe), dies at 93
1994 - Ian Board, barkeeper, dies at 64
1994 - Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist, dies at 65
1994 - Roelof Kiers, VPRO-programmer/director (Macchiavelli), dies at 56
1994 - Thomas henry Wait Armstrong, organist, dies at 96
1996 - Veronica Guerin, journalist, dies at 36
First Wide Receiver in NFL History Don HutsonFirst Wide Receiver in NFL History Don Hutson (1997) 1997 - Don Hutson, first NFL wide receiver, dies at 84
1997 - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Hawaiian singer dies aged 38
2001 - Soccer (dog actor) (b. 1988)
2002 - Arnold Brown, the 11th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1913)
2002 - Jay Berwanger, American football player (b. 1914)
2003 - Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroon footballer (b. 1975)
2003 - Denver Randleman, U.S. Army Seargent (b. 1920)
2003 - Strom Thurmond, U.S. Senator (b. 1902)
2003 - Sir Dennis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher (b. 1915)
2004 - Yash Johar, Indian film producer (b. 1929)
2004 - Naomi Shemer, Israeli singer and song-writer (b. 1930)

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