Collapses Events in History

2013 Event - The roof of a Maxima superstore collapses in Latvia's capital, Riga; a least six are killed and 35 injured

2013 Event - Hercules 264, a Gulf of Mexico natural gas drilling rig, partially collapses off the coast of Louisiana; the rig remains standing but sustained extensive damage to the derrick package as a result of a continuing fire

2013 Event - The Skagit River bridge over Interstate 5 collapses in the U.S. town of Mount Vernon, Washington; several vehicles plunge into the river, but there are no fatalities

2012 Event - A section of China's high-speed railway collapses after it underwent test runs; the collapse may have resulted from heavy rains

2010 Event - In Parana, Brazil, a stadium collapses during a car race, injuring 110 people

1997 Event - An abandoned building collapses on New York's 42nd St, no one hurt

1995 Event - Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special

1994 Event - Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed

1993 Event - Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, collapses, 114 killed

1992 Event - Sheena Easton collapses on stage while performing in "Man of LaMancha"

1988 Event - 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV collapses

1985 Event - 8 killed as roof collapses in Brussel's supermarket

1984 Death - Swale, Kentucky Derby winner, collapses and dies

1984 Death - Tommy Cooper, comedian, collapses and dies on stage

1980 Event - Bob Marley collapses on stage, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital

1980 Event - Brian May of rock group Queen collapses on stage with hepatitis

1979 Event - Elton John, sick with flu, collapses at the Hollywood Universal Ampitheater

1978 Event - Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Ct collapses (no injuries)

1976 Event - Keith Moon, drummer for Who, collapses and is hospitalized in Miami

1975 Event - Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 (Dhanbad India)

1974 Event - Airport terminal roof collapses killing 17 (Teheran Iran)

1974 Event - Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses (Nepal)

1974 Event - Greek military dictatorship collapses

1972 Event - "December Giant" largest sinkhole in U.S. collapses (Alabama)

1972 Event - Slag heap dam collapses above Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, kills 125

1971 Death - Chuck Hughes, Detroit Lion collapses during game and later, dies

1971 Event - Government exhibit under construction collapses, kills 65 in Brazil

1971 Event - A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66

1964 Event - Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis

1960 Event - House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan)

1960 Event - Big 4 summit in Paris collapses as U.S.S.R. levels spy charges against US

1959 Event - Malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus

1959 Event - Dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die

1946 Event - Ice plant collapses, shearing a tenement building and burying 38

1940 Event - Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash

1927 Event - "Slide Lake" in Gros Ventre Wyoming collapses

1925 Event - NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses and dies of TB 4 months later

1925 Event - 44 die when Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses

1925 Event - Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in North Carolina due to an ulcer

1912 Event - Cone of Mount Katmai (Alaska) collapses

1900 Event - Premature blast collapses mine tunnel killing 200 at Scofield, Utah

1879 Event - North British Railway's train falls as Firth bridge collapses (Scot)

1873 Event - Government bond agent Jay Cooke and Co collapses, causing panic on Wall St

1806 Event - A side of Rossberg Peak collapses into Goldau Valley, Switzerland, kills 500

1287 Event - Zuider Zee seawall collapses with loss of 50,000 lives

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