1927 - Born in Los Angeles.
- An American astronomer.
- Is best known for his work on clusters of galaxies but was also a noted lecturer and author.
1958 - He published a catalog of 2,712 clusters and was preparing a catalog of southern clusters at the time of his death.
- Abell also determined the relative numbers of galaxies with various absolute magnitudes.
1983 - Died on October 7.
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