Dancer Events in History

2004 Death - Ann Miller, dancer, Kiss Me Kate, dies at 84

2003 Death - Gene Anthony Ray, dancer/actor, Fame, dies at 41

2003 Death - Donald O'Connor, actor/dancer, Singing in the Rain, dies at 78

2003 Death - Gregory Hines, dancer/actor, White Nights, dies at 57

2003 Death - Buddy Ebsen, actor/dancer, TV's The Beverly Hillbillies, dies at 95

2000 Death - Jose Greco, flamenco dancer, Ship of Fools, dies at 82

2000 Death - Gwen Verdon, actress/dancer, Damn Yankees, dies at 75

2000 Death - Elvera Davis, tap dancer, dies at 95

2000 Death - Harold Nicholas, dancer, the Nicholas Brothers, dies at 79

1997 Death - Violet Carlson, stage dancer/singer, dies at 97

1997 Death - Tamara Geva, dancer, dies at 91

1996 Death - Paula Hinton, dancer, dies at 72

1996 Death - John Gregory, dancer, dies at 82

1996 Death - Eugene Polyakov, dancer, dies at 95

1996 Death - Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer, dies at 72

1996 Death - Paul Draper, dancer, dies at 87

1996 Death - Gene Nelson, actor/dancer (SOB, Purple Hills, Starlift), dies at 76

1996 Death - Juliet Prowse, actress/dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies at 59

1996 Death - Louise Brown, dancer/teacher, dies at 89

1996 Death - Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer, dies at 49

1996 Death - Tamara Toumanova, dancer, dies at 77

1996 Death - Lucille Bremer, dancer/actress (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 73

1996 Death - Joy Newton, dancer, dies at 82

1996 Death - Antonio Ruiz Soler, spanish dancer, dies at 74

1996 Death - Gene Kelly, actor and dancer, 'An American in Paris', 'Singin' in the Rain', dies at 83

1995 Death - Nina Verchinina, dancer choreographer/teacher, dies at 85

1995 Death - Woiciech Woytek Wiesidlowski Lowski, dancer, dies at 56

1995 Death - Edna Deanne Fuelling, dancer choreographer/drama teacher, dies at 90

1995 Death - Martha Hill, modern dancer/teacher, dies at 94

1995 Death - Dorothy Dickson, actress/dancer (Paying the Piper), dies at 102

1995 Death - James Truitte, dancer, dies at 72

1995 Death - Youly Algaroff, ballet dancer, dies at 77

1995 Death - Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher, dies at 91

1995 Death - Bettina Vernon-Warren, dancer, dies at 75

1995 Death - Prudence Hyman, dancer, dies at 80

1995 Death - Henning Kronstam, ballet dancer, performed over 120 roles with Royal Danish Ballet for over 20 years, dies at 60 of a pulmonary embolism

1995 Death - Alexander Gudonov, Russian dancer/actor (Witness), dies at 45

1995 Death - Ginger Rogers, actress/dancer (Top Hat, Stage Door), dies at 83

1995 Death - Francisco Moncion, dancer, dies at 73

1995 Death - Lorraine Macleod, dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), dies at 65

1994 Death - Erick Frederick Hawkins, U.S. dancer/wed to Martha Graham, dies at 85

1994 Death - Michael [George] Somes, English dancer (Royal Ballet), dies at 77

1994 Death - Charles "Honi" Coles, dancer (1983 Tony award), dies at 81

1994 Death - Evelyn Anderson, dancer, dies at 87

1994 Death - Pearl Primus, dancer, dies at 44

1994 Death - Charles Robert Owen Medley, dancer/Choreographer, dies at 88

1994 Death - Virginia Dale, U.S. actress/dancer (Holiday Inn), dies at about 77

1994 Event - Dancer Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke

1994 Death - Dominic Lucero, dancer/singer, dies of lymphatic cancer

1994 Death - Igor Youskevitch, dancer, dies at 82

1994 Death - John Morey Downs, actor/dancer/singer, dies at 80

1993 Death - Agnes de Mille, U.S. dancer and choreographer (Oklahoma!), dies at 88

1993 Death - Alexis Smith, dancer/actress (Follies), dies of cancer at 72

1993 Death - Gret Palucca, German dancer and choreographer (Entartet), dies at 91

1993 Death - Edgar Nelson Barclift, dancer, dies after lengthy illness at 76

1993 Death - Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies

1993 Death - Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of AIDS at 54

1992 Death - Jorge Donn, dancer, dies after long illness at 45

1992 Death - Cary Scott Lowenstein, dancer/singer, dies of AIDS at 30

1992 Death - Mary Smithuysen, Dutch dancer/actress (Bridge Too Far), dies

1992 Death - Charles "Honi" Coles, tap dancer, dies of cancer at 81

1992 Death - Hans Zullig, Swiss/German dancer (Green Table), dies

1992 Death - Joan Maloney Rio, dancer, dies of cancer at 57

1992 Death - Jerome Andrews, US/French dancer/choreographer, dies

1992 Death - Indra Kamadjojo, Broekveld, Indon/Dutch dancer (Stille Kracht), dies

1992 Event - Ballet dancer Peter Martins charged with beating his wife

1992 Death - Glen White, dancer/actor (Graft, Camille), dies of AIDS at 42

1992 Death - Joey Cuevas, dancer, dies at 34

1992 Death - Frank Westbrook, dancer/choreographer, dies at 82

1992 Death - Clark Tippet, dancer/choreographer, dies at 37

1992 Death - Corky Geil, dancer, dies in Long Beach, California at 64Okla

1991 Death - Edward M Love, choreographer/dancer, dies of AIDS at 43

1991 Death - Horatio Luro, U.S. horse trainer (Northern Dancer), dies at 90

1991 Death - Tutte Lemkow, dancer/dir (Captain Paradise, I am a Camera), dies at 73

1991 Death - Allan Sobek, dancer, dies

1991 Death - Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86

1991 Death - Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St. Justice), dies

1991 Death - Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer, dies at 77

1991 Death - Lino Brocka, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51

1990 Death - Steve Condos, tap dancer, dies of heart attack at 71

1989 Death - Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies

1988 Death - Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies

1987 Death - Fred Astaire, actor/dancer (Royal Wedding, Let's Dance), dies at 88

1987 Death - Antony Tudor, dancer and choreographer (Amer Ballet Theater) dies at 78

1987 Death - Nora Kaye, U.S. ballet dancer, dies at 67

1987 Death - Ray Bolger, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz), dies at 83

1986 Death - Anna Neagle, actress (Courtney Affair)/dancer, dies at 81

1986 Death - John Bubbles Sublett, tap dancer (Black and Bubbles), dies at 84

1985 Death - Hal LeRoy, dancer/actor (Harold Teen), dies at 71 after surgery

1984 Death - June Preisser, dancer/actress (Babes in Arms), dies in car crash at 61

1984 Event - 110th Preakness: Angel Cordero, Jr. aboard Gate Dancer wins in 1:53.6

1984 Death - Avon Long, dancer/actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies of cancer at 73

1984 Death - Balasaraswathi, Indian classical dancer, dies in Madras

1982 Death - Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer, dies at 39

1982 Death - Eleanor Powell, tap dancer/wife of Glenn Ford, dies at 69 of cancer

1981 Birthday - Britney Spears, born in McComb, Mississippi, singer, songwriter, dancer, entertainer, number one Billboard Hot 100 hit 'Baby One More Time'

1981 Birthday - Beyonce Knowles, born in Houston, Texas, singer, actress, dancer, song, 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)', earned six Grammy Awards, worth over $87 million dollars

1981 Death - Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64

1980 Death - Gower Champion, dancer (Marge and Gower Champion Show), dies at 60

1979 Event - Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in New York City

1978 Death - Blanche Calloway, U.S. singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76

1978 Death - Dan Dailey, dancer/actor, dies at 63

1978 Death - Ruth Etting, U.S. dancer/singer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 80

1978 Death - Queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79

1978 Birthday - Kevin Federline, American Dancer

1977 Birthday - Chantal Lefebvre, Ville LaSalle Que, ice dancer, 1996 Canadians-2nd

1977 Birthday - Shakira, born in Barranquilla, Columbia, singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, Latin American musical prodigy

1976 Birthday - Shae-Lyn Bourne, Chatham Ontario, ice dancer, 1995 World Champs-4th

1975 Death - Charles Weidman, U.S. dancer and choreographer (Fables for Our Time), dies

1974 Event - Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west

1973 Birthday - Savion Glover, dancer and choreographer, Bring in 'da Noise

1973 Birthday - Adam Garcia, born in Wahroonga, Australia, actor, tap dancer, appeared on 'Doctor Who', appeared in films, 'Wilde', 'Coyote Ugly', 'Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen'

1973 Event - Tap dancer Ray Castle measured at 1440 taps/minute on BBC TV

1972 Birthday - Fantasia, Tonya Manley, born in Detroit, Michigan, dancer/actress, Pump it Up

1972 Death - Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer (moor's pavane), dies at 64

1972 Death - Ted Shawn, U.S. dancer, dies at 80

1971 Death - Yvonne St. Clair, dancer, dies at 57

1971 Birthday - Brooke Burke, born in Hartford, Connecticut, television personality, dancer, host of 'Wild On!' show, Frederick's of Hollywood model

1971 Birthday - Victor Kraatz, born in Berlin, Germany, Canadian ice dancer, 1995 World Champs-4th

1970 Birthday - Michel Brunet, Gatineau Quebec, ice dancer, 1996 Canadians-2nd

1970 Death - Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55

1969 Birthday - Nancy Blogg, Swiss dancer, Josephine

1968 Event - Dancer Image DQ due to drugs after winning 94th Kent Derby in 2:02

1967 Birthday - Mick Hankers, Dutch dancer, Josephine, Sound of Motown

1967 Birthday - Micky Michelle, Ingrid Hankers, Dutch dancer, Josephine

1965 Birthday - Fora van Leijenhorst, Curacaos/Netherlands dancer, Josephine

1964 Event - 90th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 1:56.8

1964 Death - Carol Haney, dancer (Pantomime Quiz), dies at 35

1964 Event - 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00

1963 Death - Carmen Amaya, Spanish flamenco dancer, dies at about 50

1963 Birthday - Gene Anthony Ray, Harlem, New York, dancer/actor, Leroy-Fame

1963 Birthday - Deborah Bull, British Dancer

1961 Birthday - Nia Peeples, Vernia, Hollywood, dancer/host, Fame, Party Machine

1961 Event - Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev defects to west in Frankfurt

1961 Event - Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris

1960 Birthday - Matthew Bourne, English Dancer

1959 Event - 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6

1959 Birthday - Patrick Dupond, born in Paris, dancer, La Bayadere

1959 Death - Ray McDonald, dancer, dies of barbituate overdose at 38

1959 Birthday - Jody Watley, Chic, dancer, Solid Gold, singer, Looking For a New Love

1958 Death - Doris Humphrey, U.S. dancer and choreographer (Dances of Women), dies at 63

1957 Birthday - Khandi Alexander, American Dancer

1956 Birthday - Mark Morris, American Dancer

1955 Birthday - Fernando Bujones, born in Miami, Florida, ballet dancer

1954 Birthday - Ib Anderson, Copenhagen, ballet dancer

1953 Event - 85th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 2:28.6

1953 Event - 79th Preakness: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 1:57.8

1952 Birthday - Patrick Swayze, born in Houston, Texas, actor/dancer, Dirty Dancing, Ghost

1952 Death - W de Basil, US Voskresenski, Russia, ballet dancer, dies

1951 Birthday - Janet Collins, ballerina, 1st Black dancer with Opera Co, Aida

1951 Birthday - Karen Kain, Canadian Dancer

1950 Death - Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky, Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London

1950 Birthday - Debbie Allen, born in Houston, Texas, dancer/actress, 3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame

1949 Birthday - Alexander Godunov, Russia, composer/dancer, Bolshoi, defected 1979

1949 Birthday - [Boris] Alexander Godunov, Sakhalin U.S.S.R., dancer/actor, Die Hard

1949 Death - Luther "Bill" Robinson, "Bojangles" famed tap dancer, dies at 71

1949 Birthday - Ann Reinking, Seattle, dancer/actress, All the Jazz, Micki and Maude

1948 Birthday - Mikhail Baryshnikov, born in Riga, Latvia, ballet dancer, That's Dancing

1947 Birthday - Lesley Collier, British ballet dancer

1947 Birthday - Ulysses Dove, dancer and choreographer

1946 Birthday - Ben Vereen, born in Miami, Florida, actor/dancer, Pippin, Roots, Webster

1946 Birthday - Aleksandr Gorshlov, ice dancer, holds 6 titles

1946 Birthday - Ricardo Anasagasti, Ricardo M Meul, Curaeao, dancer/actor

1945 Birthday - Harold W. Hennep, Arubians/Dutch dancer/actor, Plus Echo

1945 Birthday - Gregory Hines, born in New York City, actor/dancer, White Nights, Taps

1944 Birthday - Joey Heatherton, Rockville Center, New York, dancer/actress, Bluebeard

1944 Death - Francois Ambrosiny, French dancer and choreographer (Fates d'Hebe), dies at 66

1943 Birthday - Paula Kelly, born in Jacksonville, Florida, dancer/actress, Liz-Night Court

1943 Death - Benedictus H Dancer, botanist, dies at 52

1943 Birthday - Anthony Dowell, London, ballet dancer, Royal Ballet

1942 Birthday - Donna McKechnie, Pontiac Michigan, actress/dancer, Company

1942 Birthday - Vic Dana, Buffalo, singer/dancer, Talent Scouts

1942 Death - Mikhailmichel Fokine, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer, dies

1942 Birthday - Marian Sarstadt, dancer/ballerina

1942 Birthday - Frank Mills, pianist/composer/arranger, Music Box Dancer

1942 Birthday - Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer

1941 Birthday - Natalya Bessmertnova, born in Moscow, dancer, Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970

1941 Birthday - Karin von Aroldingen, born in Germany, ballet dancer, New York City Ballet Co

1941 Birthday - Major Lance, U.S. boxer, dancer and singer, Hey Little Girl

1940 Birthday - Lino Brocka, born in San Jose, Philippines, director, Macho Dancer, Jaguar

1939 Birthday - Henrica M L "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer/actress/playwright

1939 Birthday - Woiciech Wiesidlowski Lowski, dancer

1939 Birthday - Tommy Tune, born in Wichita Falls, Texas, dancer and choreographer, Boyfriend

1938 Birthday - Rudolf Nureyev, Russia, ballet dancer and choreographer, Kirov

1937 Birthday - Cocky van Oost, Kommertje van Vliet, Dutch dancer, Sylphides

1936 Birthday - Edward Villella, Bayside Queens, ballet dancer, New York City Ballet

1936 Birthday - Juliet Prowse, Bombay India, actress/dancer, Who Killed Teddy Bear

1934 Birthday - Carol Lawrence, Illinois, dancer/actress, West Side Story

1934 Birthday - Jacques d'Amboise, born in Dedham, Massachusetts, ballet dancer, New York City Ballet Company

1934 Birthday - Henning Kronstam, born in Copenhagen, Denmark, ballet dancer, performed over 120 roles with Royal Danish Ballet for over 20 years

1933 Birthday - Rudi van Dantzig, Dutch choreographer/ballet dancer, Painted Birds

1932 Birthday - Carlene Polite, U.S. dancer/activist/author, Sister X

1931 Birthday - Joseph Lichtman Layton, dancer

1931 Birthday - Carmen Delavallade, U.S. dancer/singer/actress, Aida

1931 Birthday - Isabel Peron, Maria Martinez, dancer/president Argentina

1930 Birthday - Robert Joffrey, Abdullah Jaffa Anver Bey Khan, U.S., dancer

1930 Birthday - Geoffrey Holder, Trinidad, dancer/actor, Annie, The Wiz

1930 Birthday - Frank Page, British broadcaster/actor, Hudson Hawk, Dark Dancer

1930 Birthday - John Gilpin, English ballet dancer, Etudes, Alice in Wonderland

1929 Birthday - Lorraine Macleod, dancer, Girls Just Want to Have Fun

1928 Birthday - Erik Bruhn, Copenhagen Denmark, dancer, NNationalatl Ballet of Canada

1928 Birthday - Will Gaines, jazz dancer

1927 Death - Florence Mills, dancer/singer, dies in New York City at 32

1927 Death - Isadora Duncan, American Dancer

1927 Birthday - Stanley Dancer, harness racer, 4 Hambletonians, 3 Trot Triple Crown

1926 Birthday - Vera-Ellen, Westmeyr Rohe, Cincinnati, actress/dancer, Wonder Man

1925 Birthday - Sammy Davis, Jr., New York City, singer/dancer/actor, Ocean's 11, Candy Man

1925 Birthday - Donald O'Connor, born in Chicago, Illinois, dancer/actor, Singing in the Rain

1925 Birthday - Gwen Verdon, born in Louisiana, actress/singer/dancer, Cotton Club, Sweet Charity

1924 Birthday - Ludmilla Tcherina, French actress/ballet dancer, Sins of Rome

1924 Birthday - Paula Hinton, dancer

1924 Birthday - Renee Jeanmaire, Paris, France, dancer, Hans Christian Anderson

1924 Birthday - Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer

1923 Birthday - Dorothy Dandridge, born in Cleveland, Ohio, actress/singer/dancer, Porgy and Bess

1923 Birthday - Ann Miller, Lucille Ann Collier, Cherino, Texas, dancer, On the Town

1923 Birthday - Lucille Bremer, dancer/actress, Ruthless, Ziegfeld Follies

1922 Birthday - Marina Candael, Flemish dancer/choreography, Rhapsody in Blue

1922 Birthday - Francisco Moncion, dancer

1921 Birthday - Antonio Ruiz Soler, spanish dancer

1921 Birthday - Cyd Charisse, Tula Finklea, Amarillo, Texas, dancer/actress, East Side

1920 Birthday - Bettina Vernon-Warren, dancer

1920 Birthday - George Skibine, Russian/U.S. dancer and choreographer, Tragedy in Verona

1920 Birthday - Don Saddler, Van Nuys California, dancer, Holiday Hotel

1919 Birthday - Pearl Primus, dancer

1919 Birthday - Marge Champion, born in Los Angeles, California, dancer, Marge and Gower Champion Show

1919 Birthday - Tamara Toumanova, dancer

1918 Birthday - Jose Greco, Italy, flamenco dancer, Holiday for Lovers

1918 Birthday - Youly Algaroff, ballet dancer

1917 Birthday - Pam Henningen, Cornelia CP Ingenegeren, Indonesian/Dutch dancer

1917 Birthday - Ram Gopal, Indies/English dancer, Blue Peter, Purple Plain

1917 Death - Mata Hari, Dutch dancer/German spy, executed by firing squad in Paris

1917 Birthday - Michael [George] Somes, England, dancer, Royal Ballet

1915 Birthday - Noelle de Mosa, Netherlands/British dancer/teacher, Brigadoon

1914 Birthday - Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher

1914 Birthday - John Gregory, dancer

1914 Birthday - Hans Zelig, Swiss dancer

1913 Birthday - Patricia "Boots" Mallory, U.S. dancer/actress, Handle With Care

1913 Birthday - Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer

1912 Birthday - Eleanor Powell, Springfield Massachusetts, actress/tap dancer, Bdwy Melody

1912 Birthday - Alfred G Vanderbilt, thoroughbred horse owner, Native Dancer

1912 Birthday - Gene Kelly, born in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania, dancer and actor, 'An American in Paris', 'Singin' in the Rain'

1912 Birthday - Igor Youskevitch, dancer

1911 Birthday - Ginger Rogers, Independence, Missouri, dancer, Gay Divorcee

1911 Birthday - Charles "Honi" Coles, tap dancer, Tap

1910 Birthday - David Lichine, Lichtenstein, Russian/US dancer, Make Mine Music

1910 Death - Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer and choreographer (Casse-noisette), dies

1910 Birthday - Nina Verchinina, dancer choreographer/teacher

1909 Birthday - Ruby Keeler, Halifax NS, dancer, Dames, 42nd Street

1909 Birthday - Katherine Dunham, dancer and choreographer, Casbah, Stormy Weather

1909 Birthday - Robert Murray Halpmann, dancer

1908 Death - Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (Spanish Dancer), dies

1908 Birthday - Frederick Hawkins, dancer

1908 Birthday - Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer, I, Odysseus

1907 Birthday - Henry Ritz, comedian/dancer, Ritz Brothers

1907 Birthday - William Dollar, St. Louis, ballet dancer/choreographer

1907 Birthday - Tamara Geva, born in Russia, dancer, actress, choreographer, married to George Balanchine

1906 Birthday - Louise Brown, dancer/teacher

1906 Birthday - Kathryn Murray, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, dancer, Arthur Murray Dance Party

1906 Birthday - Josephine Baker, dancer and Parisian night club owner, Folies-Bergere

1905 Birthday - Charles Robert Owen Medley, dancer/choreographer

1905 Birthday - Edna Deanne Fuelling, dancer choreographer/drama teacher

1905 Birthday - Serge Lifar, born in Kiev, dancer, choreographer, Paris Opera Ballet

1904 Birthday - Anton Dolin, Patrick Healey-Kay, dancer, Girl From Petrovka

1904 Birthday - Akarova, Marguerite Acarin, Belgian dancer, Les Biches

1904 Birthday - Ray Bolger, Dorchester Massachusetts, actor/dancer, Wizard of Oz

1904 Birthday - George Balanchine, dancer/choreographer/ballet producer

1904 Birthday - Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer, La Chatte

1903 Birthday - Helene Costello, dancer/actress, Love Toy

1902 Birthday - Willemina J H "Mascha" ter Weene, dancer/ballerina

1902 Birthday - George Murphy, born in New Haven, Connecticut, Senator-R-California 1965 - 1971, actor and dancer, MGM Parade

1902 Birthday - John Bubbles, born in Louisville, Kentucky, rhythm tap dancer, No Maps on My Taps

1902 Birthday - Blanche Calloway, U.S. vocalist/dancer, 12 Clouds of Joy

1902 Birthday - Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography, Silent Song

1901 Birthday - Charles Weidman, born in Nebraska, modern dancer and choreographer, Candide

1899 Birthday - Fred Astaire, born in Omaha, Nebraska, tap dancer/actor, Easter Parade, Swingtime

1899 Birthday - Leon Woizikowski, Polish dancer/ballet master, Ballets Russes

1898 Birthday - Queenie Smith, New York City, actress/dancer, Funny Side

1898 Death - Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreograph/ballet leader, dies

1896 Birthday - Ruth Etting, U.S. dancer/singer/actress, Roman scandals

1895 Birthday - Doris Humphrey, born in Oak Park, Illinois, dancer, Dances of Women

1895 Birthday - Arthur Murray, born in New York City, dancer, Arthur Murray Dance Party

1895 Birthday - Arthur Murray, dancer, Arthur Murray's Dance Party

1893 Birthday - Johan G Dancer, Dutch poet, Meetings

1893 Birthday - Florrie Rodrigo, Dutch dancer/choreography/teacher, Schepelingen

1893 Birthday - Dorothy Dickson, actress/dancer, Paying the Piper, Danny Boy

1893 Birthday - Irene Castle, dancer, leader in anti-vivisection movement

1891 Birthday - Ted Shawn, U.S. dancer and choreographer, Dance We Must

1890 Birthday - Vaslav Nijinsky, Ukrainian and U.S. ballet dancer, Petroesjka

1890 Birthday - Vaslav Nijinsky, born in Kiev, Ukraine, ballet dancer, 3/12 NS

1889 Birthday - Vaslav F Nijinski, Ukraine/US ballet dancer, l'apres-midi d'une faune

1889 Birthday - Albert J Sylvester, England, ballroom dancer, Alex Moor Award-1977

1889 Birthday - John Mills, dancer, Mills Brothers

1885 Birthday - Lili Green, Alice Sally Mary, Netherlands/England dancer

1880 Birthday - Aida Overton Walker, U.S. dancer/singer, In Dahomey, Salome

1879 Birthday - Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer

1878 Birthday - Francois Ambrosiny, French dancer/choreograph, L'oiseau enchante

1877 Birthday - Isadora Duncan, SF, free form/interpretative dancer

1876 Birthday - Mata Hari, Margaretha G Zelle, dancer, courtesan and spy, WW I

1848 Event - King Louis I of Bayern abdicates to marry dancer Lola Montez

1819 Birthday - Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer and choreographer, Don Quiotte

1816 Death - Vincenzo Galeotti, Tomazelli, Italian dancer/choreographer, dies at 73

1815 Birthday - Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreographer/ballet leader

1787 Death - Maximilian JLP Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer, dies at 45

1770 Death - Marie AC de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer, dies at 60

1758 Birthday - Pierre-Gabriel Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer

1741 Birthday - Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer and choreographer, Menuet Reine

1733 Birthday - Vincenzo Galeotti, Tomazelli, Italian dancer/choreographer

1729 Birthday - Gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer.

1727 Birthday - Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer and choreographer, ballet d'action

1710 Birthday - Marie A C de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer

548 Death - Theodora, dancer/empress of Byzantine (Nika-oproer), dies