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8 years 8 months ago #1 by riada
MAY 26...

1902 - Almon Strowger, American inventor (b. 1839)
1904 - Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist (b. 1857)

1907 - Ida McKinley, First Lady of the United States (b. 1847)

1933 - Jimmie Rodgers, country singer, dies at 35

1939 - Charles H Mayo, US surgeon/co-founder (Mayo Clinic), dies at 74
1939 - Cornelis J Cutters, supreme commander of Navy (1910-1, dies
1943 - Edsel Ford, owner (Ford Motor Company), dies at 49

1948 - Theodore Morell, Hitler's personal physician (b. 1886)

1951 - Lincoln Ellsworth, artic explorer, dies at 71
1952 - Damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55

1956 - Al Simmons, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54
1959 - Ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78
1959 - Joe Kelly, TV host (Quiz Kids), dies at 57
1963 - Sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53
1966 - Don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47
1966 - Neal Dodd, actor (Only Women, You Belong to Me), dies at 86

1967 - George E Stone, actor (5 Star Final, Front Page), dies at 64
1968 - William E "Little Willie" John, US R&B-singer (Fever), dies at 30)
1969 - Kathryn Minner, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 77

1969 - Allan H. Loughead, American aviation pioneer (Lockheed Corporation; b. 1889)
1971 - John Longden, actor (Man From Interpol), dies at 70

1974 - Kitty Gordon, entertainer, dies at 96

1977 - Jim Boles, actor (Kraft Music Hall, One Man's Family), dies at 63
1977 - William Powell, rocker (O'Jays), dies of cancer at 35
1978 - Cybele, Greek actress (b. 1887)
1979 - George Brent, actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75

1991 - Tom Cassidy, anchor (CNN), dies of AIDs at 41
1991 - Tom Eyen, playwright (Dreamgirls), dies of cardiac arrest at 50
1992 - Danny Biasone, basketball innovator (24-second clock), dies at 83
1993 - Carleton Morse, radio dramatist (One Man's Family), dies at 91
1993 - Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
1993 - Marvin Young, producer/child actor (Player), dies at 90
1994 - George Wildman Ball, under minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 84
1994 - Sonny Sharrock, US free-jazz guitarist, dies at 53
1994 - Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, jazz Guitarist, dies at 53
1995 - Isadore "Friz" Freling, cartoon director (Sylvester), dies at 88
1995 - Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist, dies at 61
1995 - Severn Darden, comedian (Second City), dies at 65
1999 - Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
1999 - Waldo Semon, American inventor (b. 189

2001 - Anne Haney, American actress (b. 1934)

2003 - Kathleen Winsor, American writer (b. 1919)

2005 - Eddie Albert, American actor (b. 1906)
2005 - Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1928
2007 - J Edward Oliver, cartoonist and composer (b. 1942)
2008 - Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1934)
2009 - Peter Zezel, Canadian professional hockey player (b. 1965)
2010 - Jean Constantin, Romanian actor (b. 192
2010 - Michael H. Jordan, businessman and former CEO PepsiCo and CBS Corporation (b. 1936)
2010 - Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)
2010 - Christopher Moran, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1956)

2010 - Jarvis Williams, American football player (b. 1965)

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8 years 6 months ago #2 by riada
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August 2...

1903 - Martha Jane Cannary, [Calamity Jane], US desperado, dies



1914 - Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont, composer, dies at 36



1920 - Ormer Locklear, American stunt pilot (b. 1891)

1921 - Enrico Caruso, Italian opera singer, dies at 48



1922 - Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish/US physicist (telephone), dies



1923 - Warren Harding, 29th Pres (1921-23), dies at Palace Hotel SF at 57



1929 - Mae Costello, American actress (b. 1882)

1939 - Harvey Spencer Lewis, American Rosicrucian mystic (b. 1883)

1955 - Wallace Stevens, US poet/writer (Owl's Clover), dies at 75

1956 - Albert Woolson, last veteran US Union army, dies at 109

1964 - Jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69

1965 - Milton B Babbitt, US composer (Widow's Lament), dies at 49

1967 - Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77

1969 - Clarence Dickinson, composer, dies at 96

1972 - Brian Cole, vocalist/bassist (Association), dies of overdose at 29


1972 - Paul Goodman, US social critic/writer, dies at 60

1972 - Rudolf Ganz, composer, dies at 95

1972 - Helen Hoyt, American poet (b. 1887)

1976 - Fritz Lang, director (Cloak & Dagger, Metropolis), dies at 85

1978 - Totie Fields, [Sophie Feldman], comedienne, dies at about 48

1979 - Thurmon Munson, NY Yankee, killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32



1985 - Frank Faylen, vaudevillian, dies of pneumonia at 79

1986 - Roy Cohn, American politician (b. 1927)

1987 - Myron Stout, US abstract artist, dies at 79

1988 - Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season), dies at 50

1988 - Roger Vuataz, composer, dies at 90

1988 - Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (b. 1914)

1990 - Norman Mclean, American writer (b. 1902)

1991 - Gabriel Cohen, son of Meredith Viera & Richard Cohen


1991 - Helen Page Camp

1992 - Ephraim Katz, Israeli/US encyclopedist (film encyclopedia), dies

1992 - Jim Whaley, TV host (Cinema Showcase), dies of heart attack at 44

1995 - Colin Gray, airman, dies at 80

1996 - Humphrey Fisher, TV Producer, dies at 72

1997 - William S Burroughs, author (Naked Lunch), dies at 83

1998 - Shari Lewis, American puppeteer (b. 1933)

2001 - Ron Townson, American singer (The Fifth Dimension) (b. 1933)



2003 - Mike Levey, American television personality (b. 194

2005 - Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer (b. 1955)

2007 - Chauncey Bailey, American journalist and editor (b. 1950)

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8 years 5 months ago #3 by riada
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September 2...

1948 - Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy (b. 1883)

1953 - Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, U.S. general (b. 1883)

1962 -William Wilkerson, Founder of the Hollywood Reporter, The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and nightclubs such as Ciro's (b. 1890)


1964 - Morris Ankrum, actor (Kronos, Earth vs Flying Saucers), dies at 67

1964 - Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (b. 1900)

1964 - Alvin York, American soldier (b. 1887)

1969 - Harry Williams Millard, producer, dies of cancer at 41

1970 - Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show), dies at 64

1973 - John R R Tolkien, British story writer (Hobbit), dies of ulcer at 81

1973 - Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)

1979 - Felix Aylmer, actor (Quartet, Hamlet, Dreaming Lips), dies at 90

1979 - Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (b. 1903)

1980 - William Douglas Denny, composer, dies at 70

1982 - Jay Novello, actor (Harum Scarum, Rebel Breed), dies of cancer at 78

1982 - Tom Bakker, actor (Golden Voyage of Sinbad), dies of a drug OD at 42

1985 - Jay Youngblood, American professional wrestler

1989 - A Bartlett Giamatti, baseball commisioner, dies at 51

1992 - Barbara McClintock, US, geneticist (Nobel 1983), dies at 90

1993 - Eric Berry, English/US actor (Pippin, 49th Parallel), dies at 80

1994 - Mildred Mcafee Horton, US 1st head mistress of WAVES, dies

1994 - Richard M Major, US anti-terror specialist (CIA Red Book), dies at 72

1994 - Roy Castle, entertainer, dies at 62

1997 - Rudolf Bing, opera manager (NY Met Opera), dies at 95

1997 - Viktor Frankl, psychotherapist (Man's Search for Meaning), dies at 92

1998 - Allen Drury, American author (b. 191

2001 - Troy Donahue, American actor (b. 1936)


2005 - Bob Denver, American actor (b. 1935)



2006 - Bob Mathias, American athlete and congressman (b. 1930)

2006 - Willi Ninja, dancer and choreographer (b. 1961)

2007 - Max McNab, National Hockey League executive (b. 1924)

2008 - Bill Meléndez, American character animator (b. 1916)
José Cuauhtémoc "Bill" Meléndez (November 15, 1916 – September 2, 200 was a Mexican-American character animator, film director, voice artist and producer, known for his cartoons for Warner Brothers, UPA and the Peanuts series. Melendez provided the voices of Snoopy and Woodstock in the latter as well.

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8 years 5 months ago #4 by riada
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September 9...

1901 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter, dies at 36


1909 - Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad entrepreneur (b. 184

1915 - Albert Spalding, American baseball player and sporting goods manufacturer (b. 1850)

1951 - Cecil Gray, composer, dies at 56

1951 - Gibson Gowland, actor (Greed), dies at 74

1954 - Alfred Gradstein, composer, dies at 49

1962 - Pat Rooney, vaudevillian (Night club), dies at 82

1964 - Charles O'Neill, composer, dies at 82

1966 - Nestor Paiva, actor (3 Stooges in Orbit), dies of cancer at 61

1967 - Helen Flint, actress (Sea Devils), dies after being hit by a car at 69

1969 - Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65

1971 - Billy Gilbert, US actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday), dies at 76

1973 - Samuel N Behrman, US stage/screenwriter (Quo Vardis), dies at 80

1975 - Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds), dies at 97

1975 - John McGiver, actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), dies at 61

1975 - Minta Durfee, actress (Keystone Comedies, Mickey), dies at 85

1977 - John Breeden, actor (Madame Racketeer, Salute), dies at 73

1978 - Jack L Warner, US movie production (Warner Bros), dies at 86)

1980 - John Howard Griffin, American writer (b. 1920)

1982 - Frederic Dannay, [Ellery Queen], US, detective writer, dies at 76

1984 - Walter Kaufmann, composer, dies at 77

1985 - Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)

1989 - Tim Hovey, actor (Slim Carter, Man Afraid), dies of a drug overdose

1991 - Edwin M McMillan, US, chemist (neptunium, plutonium, Nobel 1951), dies

1991 - John Lawrence, doctor, dies

1991 - Paul Michael Lombardi, actor, dies of AIDS at 31

1993 - David Tendlar, animator (Betty Boop), dies

1993 - Helen O'Connell, singer (Green Eyes), dies of cancer at 74


1994 - Keith Davis, voice Tutor/Author, dies at 85

1994 - Patrick O'Neal, US actor (King Rat, Night of the Iguana), dies at 66

1994 - Roy Castle, actor (Dr Who & the Daleks), dies of lung Cancer

1995 - Ida Carroll, musician, dies at 89

1996 - Bill Monroe, bluegrass vocalist (created bluegrass music), dies at 84

1996 - Edward Greenall, businessman/sportsman, dies at 67

1996 - Jack Pepys, immunologist, dies at 82

1996 - William Smith Monroe, bluegrass musician, dies at 84

1997 - Myra McCulloch, teacher academic/administrator, dies at 48

1997 - Richie Ashburn, HOF baseball player (Phillies, Mets), dies at 70

1998 - Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1951)

1999 - Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (b. 1946)



1999 - Ruth Roman, American actress (b. 1922)



1999 - Chan Parker, American author; wife of Charlie Parker and Phil Woods (b. 1925)

2003 - Larry Hovis, American actor (b. 1936)


2004 - Roland Sherwood "Ernie" Ball, American businessman (b. 1930)


2006 - Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (b. 1955)



2006 - William B. Ziff, Jr., American publishing executive (b. 1930)

2007 - Hughie Thomasson, American musician (b. 1952)

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8 years 3 months ago #5 by riada
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November 2...

1931 - Arthur James Cook, union leader (coal miners), dies at 47

1937 - Maude Valerie White, composer, dies at 82

1944 - Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (b. 1889)

1949 - Jerome F. Donovan, American politician (b. 1872)

1950 - George Bernard Shaw, Irish author (Pygmalion), dies at 94


1952 - Maire O'Neill, actress (Juno & the Paycock, Glamorous Night), dies

1956 - Jacob Weinberg, composer, dies at 77

1956 - Leo Baeck, Pres of World Union for Progressive Judaism, dies at 83

1960 - Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64

1961 - James Thurber, humorist (The Male Animal), dies at 66


1962 - Felice Lattuada, composer, dies at 80

1966 - Mississippi John Hurt, rocker, dies at 73


1968 - Ernst Hess, composer, dies at 56

1969 - Marion Lloyd Vince, fencer (National champ 1928, 31), dies at 63

1970 - Richard Cushing, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 75

1971 - Martha Vickers, actress (Alimony), dies after long illness at 46

1977 - H E Nossak, writer, dies at 76

1980 - Willie Sutton, US bank robber, dies at 79

1982 - Lester Roloff, Man of God, preacher.

1984 - Margie V Barfield, US murderer, 1st woman electricuted in 22 years

1986 - Paul Frees, cartoon voice (Boris Badenov), dies at 66


1991 - Fran Stevens, singer, dies of cancer in Bronx NY at 72

1991 - Irwin Allen, dir (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure), dies at 75

1992 - Hal Roach, producer (Keystone Kops), dies of pneumonia at 100


1994 - David Feinberg, AIDS activist/author, dies at 37

1994 - Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter, dies at 73

1994 - Noah Beery Jr, US actor (Gung Ho!, Heaven With a Gun), dies at 81


1995 - Florence Greenberg, record company founder, dies at 82

1995 - Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist, dies at 83

1995 - Sal Gliatto, baseball player, dies at 93

1996 - Christopher Prater, screen printer, dies at 72

1996 - Eva Cassidy, American singer (b. 1963)


1997 - G Harry Stine, writer, dies at 69

1997 - Roy McMillan, baseball player (Reds), dies of heart failure at 68

2002 - Charles Sheffield, American author and physicist (b. 1935)

2003 - Frank McCloskey, American politician (b. 1939)

2007 - Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (b. 1923)

2010 - Clyde King, American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)

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8 years 2 months ago #6 by riada
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December 14...

1964 - William Bendix, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 58

1975 - Arthur Treacher, TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), dies at 81

1989 - Jock Mahoney, actor (Dallas, Cow Town, Range Rider), dies at 70

1993- Myrna Loy, [Williams], US actress (Jazz Singer), dies at 88

1997 - Stubby Kaye, actor (Guys & Dolls, Sweet Charity), dies at 79

1997 - Kurt Winter, Canadian musician (The Guess Who) (b. 1946)

1998 - Norman Fell, American actor (b. 1924)

2003- Jeanne Crain, American actress (b. 1925)

2006 - Mike Evans, American actor (b. 1949)
Michael Jonas Evans (November 3, 1949 – December 14, 2006) (usually credited as Mike Evans), was an American actor and, with Eric Monte, was co-creator of the show Good Times. Ralph Carter's character Michael Evans was named after him.Evans is most famous for creating the recurring role of Lionel Jefferson on All in the Family and was the first (and eventually final) actor to play Lionel on the spin-off The Jeffersons. He played Lionel on The Jeffersons for much of its 11-year run, with the majority of his appearances occurring from 1979 to 1983. Actor and opera singer Damon Evans (no relation to Michael) played the role for a few years of The Jeffersons, as Mike Evans was occupied in the production of Good Times. He returned after Good Times ended in 1979.Evans died of throat cancer at his mother's home in Twentynine Palms, California at the age of 57.

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8 years 2 months ago #7 by riada
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December 22...

1939 - Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer/composer, dies at 53
1943 - Beatrix Potter, English writer (b. 1866)
1974 - Richard Long, actor (Prof-Nanny & Professor), dies at 47
1979 - Darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77
1985 - D. Boon, American singer and guitarist (The Minutemen) (b. 1958)
1988 - Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies
1989 - Samuel Beckett, Irish/French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83
1993 - Don DeFore, actor (George Baxter-Hazel), dies of cardiac arrest at 76
1995 - Butterfly McQueen, actress (Gone With the Wind), dies in a fire at 84
1997 - Dawn Steel, producer/pres (Col TriStar), dies of brain tumor at 51
2002 - Joe Strummer, English musician (The Clash) (b. 1952)
2004 - Doug Ault, American baseball player (b. 1950)

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JANUARY 1...


1953 - Hank Williams, country singer (Cold Cold Heart), dies at 29
1967 - Moon Mullican, rocker, dies at 58
1972 - Maurice A Chevalier, French actor (Can Can, Gigi), dies at 83
1982 - Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans), dies at 83
1982 - Victor Buono, actor (Mr Schubert-Man from Atlantis), dies at 43
1994 - Cesar Romero, US actor (Joker-Batman), dies at 86
1995 - Jess Stacy, US jazz pianist (Great Gatsby), dies at 90
1995 - Ted Hawkins, US blues singer (Watch Your Step), dies at 58
-1997 - Townes Van Zandt, musician, dies at 52
2001 - Ray Walston, American actor (b. 1914)
2005 Shirley Chisholm, American politician (b. 1924)

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8 years 1 month ago #9 by riada
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January 13...

1929 - Wyatt Earp, US marshall (OK Corral), dies at 80
1939 - Jacob Ruppert, CEO (NY Yankees, 1915-39), dies
1941 - James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58
1962 - Ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42
1978 - Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn
1978 - Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees), dies at 96
1979 - Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33
1980 - Andre Kostelanetz, Russian conductor, dies at 78
1985 - Carol Wayne, Johnny Carson's teatime movie hostess, dies at 42
2002 - Ted Demme, American film director (b. 1963)
2002 - Gregorio Fuentes, Cuban fisherman, reputed model for Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea (b. 1897)
2007 - Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1949)
2007 - Danny Oakes, racecar driver (b. 1911)
2008 - Johnny Podres, American baseball player (b. 1932)
2010 - Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (b. 1950)
2010 - Jay Reatard, American garage punk musician (b. 1980)


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7 years 11 months ago #10 by riada
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MARCH 19...
2005 - John De Lorean, American automobile engineer (b. 1925)
2001 - Charles K. Johnson, President of the Flat Earth Society (b. 1924)
1993 - Jeff Ward, drummer (9 Inch Nails), commits suicide at 30
1990 - Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (b. 1966)
1982 - Randy Rhoads, heavy metal guitarist (Ozzy Osbourne), air crash at 25
1979 - Al Hodge, actor (Capt Video), dies at 65
1974 - Edward Platt, actor (Chief-Get Smart), dies at 58
1950 - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74

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APRIL 13...
1936 - Milton Brown, American swing bandleader (b. 1903)
1938 - Archibald Belaney, Canadian conservationist (b. 1888)
1941 - Annie Jump Cannon, US astronomer (Henry Draper catalogues), dies at 77
1946 - William Henry Bell, composer, dies at 72
1962 - Culbert Olson, American politician (b. 1876)
1974 - Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
1975 - Larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60
1978 - Paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74
1984 - Christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self
1984 - Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician (b. 1911)
1996 - James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, criminal, dies at 64
2004 - Lou Berberet, American baseball player (b. 1929)
2005 - Don Blasingame, American baseball player (b. 1932)
2005 - Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (b. 1924)
2006 - Bill Baker, American baseball player (b. 1911)
2008 - John Wheeler, American physicist and educator (b. 1911)
2009 - Harry Kalas, American sportscaster (b. 1936)
2009 - Bruce Snyder, American football coach (b. 1940)
2009 - Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (b. 1954)

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7 years 9 months ago #12 by riada
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MAY 21...

1935 - Jane Addams, a founder of ACLU (Nobel 1973), dies at 65
1966 - Pat O'Malley, silent film actor (Wild One, Quiet Man), dies at 75
1968 - Doris Lloyd, actress (Oliver Twist), dies of heart strain at 71
1970 - Vinton Hayworth, actor (Gen Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63
1973 - Vaughn Monroe, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 61
1987 - Alejandro Rey, actor (Carlos-Flying Nun), dies at 57
1990 - Franklyn Seales, actor (Silver Spoon, Onion Field), dies of AIDS at 37
1990 - Mary Victor Bruce, who flew around empire state bldg in 1930, dies
1993 - John Holland, actor (They Saved Hitler's Brain), dies at 65
1996 - Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Lash of the West), dies at 78
2000 - Barbara Cartland, English author (b. 1901)
2000 - Sir John Gielgud, British actor (b. 1904)
2005 - Howard Morris, American comic actor and director (b. 1919)
2006 - Spencer Clark, American racecar driver (b. 1987)
2006 - Billy Walker, American singer (b. 1929)

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JUNE 25...

1906 - Stanford White, Architect, shot dead atop Madison Square Garden which he designed by Harry Thaw jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit

1937 - Colin Clive, actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Jane Eyre), dies at 39

1988 - Hillel Slovak,the original guitarist of Red Hot Chili Peppers (b. 1962)

1992 - Jerome Brown, defensive tackle (Phila Eagle), dies in car crash at 27

1997 - Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fren oceanographer, dies of heart attack at 87

2003 - Lester Maddox, American businessman, one-time segregationist and Governor of Georgia (b. 1915)

2005 - John Fiedler, American Actor (b. 1925)

2009 - Michael Jackson, American recording artist, entertainer and King of Pop music (The Jackson 5, Thriller, Dangerous) dies of cardiac arrest aged 50

2009 - Farrah Fawcett, American actress and pop culture figure (b.1947)

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7 years 6 months ago - 7 years 6 months ago #14 by riada
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AUGUST 5...
1962 - Marilyn Monroe, found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug OD at 36
1968 - Luther Perkins American guitarist
1977 - Charles Carson, actor (Cry the Beloved Country), dies at 87
1978 - Queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79
1983 - Judy Canova, singer/comedienne (Chatterbox), dies of cancer at 66
1984 - Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
1984 - Richard Burton, actor (Cleopatra), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 58
1989 - Ralph Meeker, actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Gentle Giant), dies at 68

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AUGUST 30...
1930 - William H Taft, 27th US President (1909-13), dies
1938 - Max Factor, make-up artist and cosmetic manufacturer (b. 1877)
1961 - Charles Coburn, actor (Heaven Can Wait, Idiot's Delight), dies at 84
1970 - Del Moore, actor/announcer (Cal-Bachelor Father), dies at 53
1981 - Vera-Ellen, actress (Big Leaguer, On the Town), dies of cancer at 55
1993 - Richard Jordan, US actor (Hunt for Red October, Posse), dies at 55
2003 - Charles Bronson, American actor, dies at 81
2006 - Glenn Ford, Canadian-born American actor (b. 1916)


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September 23...

1939 - Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and creator of psychoanalysis, dies at 83

1974 - Cliff Arquette, comedian (Charlie Weaver), dies at 68

1974 - Robbie Mcintosh, drummer (Average White Band), overdoses at 24

1981 - Chief Dan George, actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man), dies at 82

1987 - Bob Fosse, choreographer (All that Jazz), dies at 62

1992 - Bernice Gera, 1st female basball ump (1969 NY-Penn League) dies at 61

1992 - James A Van Fleet, US general (D-Day, Battle of Bulge), dies at 100

1994 - Robert Bloch, screenwriter (Psycho), dies of cancer at 77

1994 - Jerry Barber, American golfer (b. 1916)

1995 - Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist, dies at 81

1997 - Abe Gibron, head coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 72

1997 - Murray Burnett, writer (Everybody Goes to Rick-Casablanca), dies at 86

1998 - Mary Frann, American actress (b. 1943)

2003 - Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly musician (b. 1939)

Nor but in sleep findeth a cure for care.
Incertainty that once gave scope to dream
Of laughing enterprise and glory untold,
Is now a blackness that no stars redeem.

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7 years 3 months ago #17 by riada
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November 17...

1986 - Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71
1991 - Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, (Jerry Van Dyke's daughter), suicide at 33
1998 - Esther Rolle, American actress (b. 1920)
2003 - Arthur Conley, American singer (b. 1946)
2003 - Don Gibson, American singer (b. 1928)


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Incertainty that once gave scope to dream
Of laughing enterprise and glory untold,
Is now a blackness that no stars redeem.

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7 years 2 months ago #18 by riada
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December 19...
1957 - John W Van Druten, US stage/screenwriter (I Remember Mama), dies at 56
1959 - Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117
1977 - Nellie Tayloe Ross, 1st woman governor, dies at 101
1982 - Dwight Macdonald, American social critic (b. 1906)
1991 - Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81
1991 - Paul Maxwell, actor (City of Fear, Freedom to Die), dies at 70
1991 - Joe Cole, American rock music roadie (b. 1961)
1993 - Michael Clarke, drummer (Byrds), dies of liver failure at 49
1994 - Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39
1996 - Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72
1997 - Masaru Ibuka, co-founder (Sony Corp), dies at 89
2000 - Rob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)
2000 - Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
2000 - John Lindsay, American politician (b. 1921)
2000 - Pops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)
2003 - Hope Lange, American actress (b. 1933)
2003 - Les Tremayne, English-born American actor (b. 1913)
2008 - James Bevel, 1960s Civil rights movement leader (b. 1936)
2008 - Kenny Cox, American jazz musician (b. 1940)
2008 - Dock Ellis, American baseball pitcher (b. 1945)
2009 - Kim Peek, American prodigious savant and inspiration for the 1988 film Rain Man (b. 1951)
2010 - Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)



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6 years 6 months ago #19 by riada
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AUGUST 1...

1970 - Frances Farmer, actress (Toast of NY, Come & Get It), dies at 55

1980 - Strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61

1981 - Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58

1988 - Trindad Silva, actor (Hill St Blues), dies at 38 in an auto accident

1992 - Kenny Sacha, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), dies of AIDS at 39

2009 - Corazon Aquino, Former President of the Philippines (b. 1933)



Nor but in sleep findeth a cure for care.
Incertainty that once gave scope to dream
Of laughing enterprise and glory untold,
Is now a blackness that no stars redeem.

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