|Mystery Events in History|
2012 Event - After not being seen for weeks, Ethiopia's long-term Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi dies of a mystery illness
2010 Event - In Prague, scientists exhume the remains of 16th century astronomer Tycho Brahe, in an effort to solve the mystery of his sudden death
2002 Death - Lloyd Biggle, "science fiction, mystery writer", dies at 79
1996 Death - Eugene Izzi, mystery writer, hangs himself at 43
1995 Death - Vivian Stanshall, British musician (Magical Mystery Tour), dies at 51
1993 Death - Leslie Charteris, British mystery writer (Saint), dies at 85
1990 Death - Roald Dahl, Br short story author (Sweet Mystery of Life), dies at 74
1990 Death - Sara Seegar, Stone, actor (Mystery of Room 13), dies at 76
1990 Death - Helene Fortescu Reynolds, actress (Bermuda Mystery), dies at 65
1988 Death - Anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79
1987 Event - "Mystery of Edwin Drood" closes at Imperial New York City after 608 performances
1986 Event - 40th Tony Awards: I'm Not Rappaport and Mystery of Edwin Drood win
1985 Event - "Mystery of Edwin Drood" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 608 performances
1985 Event - Rupert Holmes' musical "Mystery of Edwin Drood," premieres in New York City
1982 Event - CBS Mystery Theater final episode on radio after 8 years
1981 Death - Lola Lane, actress (Zanzibar, Mystery Ship, Big Fight), dies
1976 Death - Agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85
1975 Death - William Lundigan, announcer (CBS Mystery Theater), dies at 61
1974 Event - "CBS Mystery Theater," premieres on radio
1969 Death - Rod[erique] La Rocque, U.S. western actor (Mystery Woman), dies
1968 Event - Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 8 weeks
1967 Event - BBC broadcasts "Magical Mystery Tour"
1967 Event - Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour" album is released in UK
1967 Event - Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour"
1967 Event - Beatles' Magical Mystery Bus driven around England
1963 Event - Kingston Trio are mystery guest on "What's My Line?"
1962 Birthday - B D Wong, born in San Francisco, California, actor, Freshman, Mystery Date
1962 Birthday - Eddie Izzard, born in Colony of Aden, Yemen, actor, comedian, standup sets include, 'Stripped', 'Dress to Kill', 'Glorious', appeared in films, 'Ocean's Twelve', 'Mystery Men'
1961 Event - Francis the Talking Mule is mystery guest on "What's My Line"
1952 Birthday - Robert R[ick] McCammon, U.S., sci-fi author, Baal, Mystery Walk
1949 Birthday - Lenny White, born in New York City, New York, musician, drummer, performed on Miles Davis' 'Bitches' Brew', recorded 'No Mystery', 'Romantic Warrior' with Return to Forever
1947 Birthday - John Morrison, cricketer, "Mystery" New Zealand batsman 1973-82
1947 Birthday - Terje Rypdal, born in Oslo, Norway, composer, guitarist, works include 'Mystery Man', 'Last Nite', featured in the film 'Heat'
1939 Event - Churchill calls Soviets "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"
1939 Birthday - Phillip R. Allen, born in Pittsburgh, actor, Harry-Hardy Boys Mystery, Mitch-Alice
1938 Birthday - Johnny Gleeson, cricketer, mystery spinner for Australia 1966-72
1926 Birthday - Bill Black, born in Memphis, Tennessee, musician, rocker, bassist for Elvis Pressley, played for "Heartbreak Hotel", "Mystery Train", "Hound Dog", "Jailhouse Rock"
1923 Birthday - Dorothy Gilman, mystery writer
1921 Birthday - Junior Parker, born in Arkansas, blues vocalist/songwriter, Mystery Train
1920 Birthday - Phyllis James, mystery writer
1918 Birthday - Mickey Spillane, Frank, born in Brooklyn, New York, mystery writer, I the Jury
1915 Birthday - Jack Iverson, Australian cricket mystery spinner, late 40's
1903 Birthday - Georges Simenon, Belgium, mystery writer, Snow Was Black
1899 Birthday - Edith Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand, Kiwi mystery writer, Black Beech and Honeydew
1890 Birthday - Agatha Christie, mystery writer, Murder on Orient Express
1889 Event - Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Boscombe Valley Mystery"
1888 Birthday - Raymond Chandler, mystery writer, Farewell My Lovely
1886 Birthday - Rex Stout, mystery writer, Nero Wolf
1886 Birthday - James Burke, New York City, actor, Mystery Theater, Great Guy
1885 Birthday - Lionel Atwill, English/U.S. actor, Mystery of the Wax Museum
1876 Birthday - Mary Roberts Rinehart, mystery writer, Miss Pinkerton
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