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Unusual Deaths in 1984

* Tommy cooper collapsed from a massive heart attack in front of millions of television viewers, midway through his act, on the popular itv variety show, live from her majesty's. at first the audience assumed he was joking.
* Jon-erik hexum, an american television actor, died after he shot himself in the head with a prop gun during a break in filming. hexum apparently did not realize that blanks use paper or plastic wadding to seal gun powder into the shell, and that this wadding is propelled out of the barrel of the gun with enough force to cause severe injury or death if the weapon is fired at point-blank range.

Natural disasters in 1984

* Carolinas Tornado Outbreak
* Late November 1984 Nor'easter

People who died on April 28 (various years)

* 2007 - Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher
* 2007 - Tommy Newsom, American bandleader
* 2007 - Dabbs Greer, American actor
* 2005 - Taraki Sivaram, Tamil journalist of Sri Lanka
* 2005 - Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet)
* 2005 - Chris Candido, American wrestler
* 2002 - Lou Thesz, American wrestler
* 2002 - Alexander Lebed, Russian general
* 2000 - Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician
* 2000 - Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer
* 1999 - Alf Ramsey, English football manager
* 1999 - Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, Nobel laureate
* 1999 - Rory Calhoun, American actor
* 1998 - Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer
* 1993 - Jim Valvano, American basketball coach
* 1992 - Iceberg Slim, American writer
* 1992 - Francis Bacon, Anglo-Irish painter
* 1991 - Steve Broidy, American motion picture executive
* 1988 - B. W. Stevenson, American country singer
* 1978 - Sardar Mohammed Daoud, President of Afghanistan
* 1975 - Tom Donahue, American FM radio DJ (pioneer, freeform radio)
* 1973 - Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater
* 1970 - Ed Begley, American actor
* 1964 - Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector
* 1954 - Léon Jouhaux, French labor leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
* 1946 - Louis Bachelier, French mathematician
* 1945 - Roberto Farinacci, Italian fascist
* 1945 - Clara Petacci, Italian mistress of Benito Mussolini (shot)
* 1945 - Benito Mussolini, Italian fascist dictator
* 1944 - Frank Knox, U.S. Vice-Presidential candidate
* 1936 - King Fuad I of Egypt
* 1926 - Zip the Pinhead, American freak show performer
* 1905 - Fitzhugh Lee, American Confederate general
* 1865 - Samuel Cunard, Canadian-born British shipping magnate
* 1858 - Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist
* 1853 - Ludwig Tieck, German writer
* 1841 - Peter Chanel, French saint
* 1816 - Johann Heinrich Abicht, German philosopher
* 1813 - Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal
* 1781 - Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress
* 1772 - Johann Friedrich Struensee, physician of Christian VII of Denmark
* 1741 - Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General and statesman
* 1726 - Thomas Pitt, British Governor of Madras
* 1716 - Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest
* 1710 - Thomas Betterton, English actor
* 1695 - Henry Vaughan, Welsh poet
* 1533 - Nicholas West, English bishop and diplomat
* 1498 - Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician
* 1192 - Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), King of Jerusalem (b. mid 1140s)

Comments

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happywiggly
Dec. 4th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
you're sick. :D
thrillkisser
Dec. 4th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
Are you saying you didn't look up your birthday?
Huh?
Yeah, that's what I thought.

Besides, I only did it after someone posted it in their journal.
:P
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