Business People in History

Historical Events

  • 1571-03-25 Catholic Italian businessman Roberto Ridolfi leaves England
  • 1778-04-01 New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock creates the "$" symbol

1stHistoric Invention

1834-06-21 American inventor and businessman Cyrus McCormick patents the reaping machine

Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus McCormick
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper
Cyrus McCormick
  • 1915-08-17 Mob lynches Jewish businessman Leo Frank in Cobb County, Georgia, after death sentence for murder of 13-year-old girl commuted to life
  • 1917-06-07 Melvin Jones and a number of other Chicago businessmen found Lions Clubs International, now the largest service organization in the world
  • 1918-10-18 NHL's Quebec Bulldogs sold to a Toronto businessman P. J. Quinn
  • 1923-07-11 Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M
  • 1977-10-27 Amsterdam businessman M Caransa kidnapped
  • 1985-03-01 Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases the Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1994-04-25 Mexican businessman & billionaire Angel Losada kidnapped

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 198

  • 1716-01-15 Philip Livingston, American businessman and politician (signed Declaration of Independence), born in Albany, New York (d.1778)
  • 1744-10-06 James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1813)
  • 1769-02-04 Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer
  • 1794-12-14 Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (d. 1872)

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1809-02-15 Cyrus McCormick, American inventor and businessman (mechanical reaper), born in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia (d. 1884)

Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus McCormick
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper
Cyrus McCormick
  • 1812-12-06 Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman (d. 1884)
  • 1820-09-03 George Hearst, American businessman and father of William Randolph Hearst (d. 1891)
  • 1827-06-13 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (d. 1882)
  • 1827-08-22 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman (E.B. Eddy Company) and politician, born in Vermont (d. 1906)
  • 1827-12-10 Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and brewer (d. 1913)
  • 1829-03-24 George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
  • 1832-12-27 Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and patron of art, born in Moscow (d. 1897)
  • 1835-12-17 Alexander E Agassiz, American businessman/biologist/geology
  • 1836-11-04 Henry J. Lutcher, American businessman and sawmill partner (d. 1912)
  • 1838-12-11 John Labatt, Canadian brewer and businessman (Labatt Brewing Company), born in Westminster Township (d. 1915)
  • 1840-11-30 Henry Birks, Canadian businessman (d. 1928)
  • 1843-11-27 William Cornelius Van Horne, American railway executive (Canadian Pacific Railway), born in Frankfort, Illinois (d. 1899)
  • 1848-01-19 John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman (d. 1904)
  • 1849-06-29 John Hunn, American businessman (d. 1926)
  • 1852-04-13 Frank W. Woolworth, American businessman, founder of F. W. Woolworth Co, born in Rodman, New York (d. 1919)

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1853-07-05 Cecil Rhodes, British businessman, diamond merchant and imperialist politician who was Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (1890-96), born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1902)

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
  • 1857-06-18 Henry Clay Folger Jr, American businessman/Shakespeare fan
  • 1861-02-02 Solomon R. Guggenheim, American businessman and philanthropist (Guggenheim Museum NYC), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)
  • 1865-10-26 Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman, who dies aboard the Titanic, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1912)
  • 1867-12-30 Simon Guggenheim, American businessman and philanthropist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1870-01-15 Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman (d. 1954)
  • 1872-04-29 Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (d. 1930)
  • 1873-01-03 Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese businessman (d. 1957)
  • 1876-03-20 Payne Whitney, American businessman (d. 1927)
  • 1877-01-18 Samuel Zemurray, U.S. businessman (d. 1961)
  • 1877-05-04 Arthur Lang, American boxer/businessman (Died Aug 8, 1992 at 115)
  • 1877-11-22 Joan Gamper, Swiss-born businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (d. 1930)
  • 1879-05-03 Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman (d. 1950)
  • 1880-08-10 Robert L. Thornton, American businessman, philanthropist, and Mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1964)
  • 1882-06-24 Athanase David, Canadian politician and businessman (d. 1953)

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1884-02-13 Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (invented the Erector Set), born in Salem, Oregon (d. 1961)

  • 1884-09-26 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (d. 1951)
  • 1887-08-08 J C Heldring, Dutch businessman
  • 1889-04-20 Albert Jean Amateau, Turkish-born businessman and social activist (d. 1996)
  • 1896-01-06 Abram N Pritzker, US businessman (Hyatt Hotels, McCall's magazine)
  • 1897-04-19 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)
  • 1897-05-11 Robert E. Gross, American businessman (d. 1961)
  • 1897-08-10 John Galbreath, American businessman (d. 1988)
  • 1898-10-25 Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician
  • 1900-09-11 D. W. Brooks, American farmer and businessman (d. 1999)
  • 1901-09-06 John Erik Jonsson, American businessman and Mayor of Dallas, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1903-09-25 John Everett Allen, US businessman
  • 1905-05-01 Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (d. 1982)
  • 1906-03-04 Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1906-03-21 Jim Thompson, American designer and businessman
  • 1906-11-06 James D. Norris, sportsman and businessman (Chicago Black Hawks) (d. 1966)
  • 1907-02-23 Anthony Standerwick Heal, businessman
  • 1907-03-02 Jheri [Robert] Redding, American hairdresser and businessman (created the Jheri curl and hair conditioner), born in Rantoul, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1907-04-16 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, French-Canadian inventor and businessman (Bombardier) (d. 1964)
  • 1907-05-29 Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman and senator (d. 2002)
  • 1907-07-28 Earl Tupper, American-born Costa Rican inventor and businessman (Tupperware), born in Berlin, New Hampshire (d. 1983)
  • 1907-12-25 Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (d. 1988)

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1908-04-28 Oskar Schindler, Austrian businessman and subject of the novel "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List", born in Zwittau, Austria-Hungary (d. 1974)

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Industrialist
Oskar Schindler
  • 1908-06-22 George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher
  • 1908-07-04 Aurelio Peccei, Italian businessman/chairman (Club of Rome)
  • 1909-04-20 Guido Alberti, literary patron/businessman
  • 1910-01-25 Harold Watkinson, politician/businessman
  • 1911-03-19 Kenneth Robinson, politician/businessman
  • 1912-04-07 John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman
  • 1912-09-07 David Packard, electronic engineer/businessman
  • 1912-11-08 Joseph Fattorini, businessman
  • 1913-02-09 Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports funds)
  • 1913-05-25 Joseph Peter Grace, businessman
  • 1914-01-17 Anacleto Angelini, Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1915-03-03 George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur
  • 1915-03-31 Jack Perry, businessman
  • 1915-06-16 Joseph Kagan, Lithuanian-British businessman (Gannex raincoats), born in Lithuania (d. 1995)
  • 1915-08-19 Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman and administrator (Desjardins Group) (d. 1985)
  • 1916-04-15 Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
  • 1916-04-17 Ryoei Saito, businessman
  • 1916-08-29 Leo Horn, Dutch soccer referee, columnist and businessman, born in Sittard, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1916-11-11 Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman
  • 1917-01-18 Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese businessman
  • 1917-05-21 Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman
  • 1919-12-05 Victor Collin Matthews, businessman
  • 1920-07-22 Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman
  • 1920-12-14 Quinton Hazell, businessman
  • 1922-09-20 David Nicolson, British businessman and politician (Chairman of BTR Industries-1969)
  • 1922-10-04 Shin Kyuk-Ho, Japanese businessman
  • 1923-01-11 Carroll Shelby, American race car driver, automobile designer and businessman, (d. 2012)
  • 1924-02-01 Ben Weider, Quebec businessman and author
  • 1924-11-24 Victor Grinich, Croatian-American businessman (d. 2000)
  • 1924-12-25 Henry Sy Sr. Chinese Malay businessman 'Philippines Retail King' in Amoy China
  • 1925-04-11 Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman and newspaper editor (Quebecor) (d. 1997)
  • 1925-05-04 Maurice R. Greenberg, American businessman
  • 1925-06-23 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1925-06-24 Len Jagger, English businessman/multi-millionaire
  • 1925-07-09 Peter Ludwig, businessman/art collector
  • 1926-03-30 Lord Rayner [Derek Rayner], Norwich, Norfolk, English businessman and chief executive (Marks & Spencer)

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1926-03-30 Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish businessman (founder of IKEA), born in Pjätteryd, Sweden

Entrepreneur and Founder of IKEA Ingvar Kamprad
Entrepreneur and Founder of IKEA
Ingvar Kamprad

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1926-04-09 Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), born in Chicago, Illinois

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1895-11-20 Businessman Harvey Firestone (26) weds composer Idabelle Smith (21)

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone

HeartWedding of Interest

1899-08-24 Businessman James Cash Penney (24) weds Bertha Alva Hess

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney

HeartWedding of Interest

1919-12-20 Actress Gloria Swanson (20) weds businessman Herbert K. Somborn

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1925-06-01 Businessman Howard Hughes marries 1st wife Ella Rice

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes

HeartWedding of Interest

1930-01-15 Businesswoman Estée Lauder (23) weds businessman Joseph Lauder

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder

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1930-06-23 Businessman Nelson Rockefeller (21) weds Mary Todhunter Clark

Businessman and US Vice President Nelson Rockefeller
Businessman and US Vice President
Nelson Rockefeller

HeartWedding of Interest

1944-11-20 Model agency executive Eileen Ford (22) weds businessman Gerard W. Ford (20) in San Francisco, California

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford

HeartWedding of Interest

1951-12-13 British PM Margaret Thatcher (26) weds businessman Denis Thatcher (36) at Wesley's Chapel in City Road, London

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

HeartWedding of Interest

1967-02-16 Hairdresser and businessman Vidal Sassoon (39) weds actress Beverly Adams (21)

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon

HeartWedding of Interest

1977-04-07 Businessman Donald Trump (30) weds his first wife Czech model Ivana Zelníčková (28) at the Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan, New York

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

HeartWedding of Interest

1977-11-26 Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm
  • 1983-11-06 Businessman Vidal Sassoon (55) weds dressage champion Jeanette Hartford-Davis
  • 1986-02-01 Singer Diana Ross marries Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switzerland

HeartWedding of Interest

1989-09-23 Tennis Ace Zina Garrison (25) weds businessman Willard Jackson (25) at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
  • 1993-09-16 Singer Karen Akers (48) weds businessman Kevin Powers (41)
  • 1993-12-20 Businessman Donald Trump (47) weds former model Marla Maples (30) at Trump Plaza Hotel
  • 1996-02-15 Chinese actress Gong Li (30) weds Singapore-born businessman Ooi Hoe Seong (46) at Singapore's Registry of Marriages
  • 2001-11-10 "Four Weddings and A Funeral" actress Andie MacDowell (43) weds businessman Rhett Hartzog (42) at Central United Methodist Church in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 2004-08-15 Fashion designer and socialite Nicky Hilton (21) weds businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) at The Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

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2005-01-22 Businessman and "The Apprentice" host Donald Trump (58) weds former model Melania Knauss (34) at the Bethesda by the Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida

US First Lady and Model Melania Trump
US First Lady and Model
Melania Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2005-11-12 Businessman Donald Trump Jr. (27) weds model Vanessa Haydon at the Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida
  • 2006-03-03 "Gata Salvaje" telenovela actress Carolina Tejera (29) weds Costa Rican businessman Don Stockwell at the Hotel Marriott in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • 2006-04-15 Miss Nigeria 2002 Sylvia Ansa Edem weds businessman Chris Emecheta at the Recreation Park, Victoria Garden City, Lekki Lagos

HeartWedding of Interest

2006-09-09 Tennis player Iva Majoli (29) weds local businessman Stipe Marić

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Iva Majoli
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Iva Majoli
  • 2007-03-31 Brazilian television presenter Ana Maria Braga weds businessman Marcelo Frisoni in Morumbi, Sao Paulo

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-06-30 Singer-actress Olivia Newton-John (59) weds natural-health businessman John Easterling (56) in Florida's Jupiter Island

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 2009-03-21 British songbird who soared to the top of the charts with her hit "Unwritten" Natasha Bedingfield (27) weds California businessman Matthew Robinson at Church Estate Vineyard's in Malibu, California
  • 2013-06-13 Model and actress Joanna Krupa (34) weds businessman Romain Zago in Southern California

HeartWedding of Interest

2014-03-14 Actress Jamie Lynn Spears (22) weds businessman Jamie Watson at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 2015-09-24 International supermodel Bar Refaeli (30) weds businessman Adi Ezra at the Beresheet Hotel in Israel
  • 2015-10-17 Actress Bridget Moynahan (44) weds businessman Andrew Frankel at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, New York

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1922-08-09 Actress Gloria Swanson (23) divorces businessman Herbert K. Somborn after almost 3 years of marriage

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1929-12-09 Businessman Howard Hughes divorces 1st wife Ella Rice after 4 years of marriage

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • 2004-10-07 Actress Andie MacDowell (46) divorces businessman Rhett Hartzog (45) after nearly three years of marriage
  • 2004-11-09 Hotel heiress and fashion model Nicky Hilton (21) divorces businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) due to bi-coastal relationship after nearly 3 months of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2011-06-15 Actress and model Elizabeth Hurley (45) divorces businessman Arun Nayar due to husband's unreasonable behavior


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 168

  • 1764-06-29 Ralph Allen, English businessman and politician (b. 1693)
  • 1778-06-12 Philip Livingston, American businessman and politician (signed Declaration of Independance), dies at 62
  • 1813-12-19 James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, dies at 69
  • 1845-05-15 Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer, dies at 76
  • 1863-07-10 Paul Jones Semmes, US businessman/Confederate brigadier general, dies at 48
  • 1864-06-02 George Pierce Doles, US businessman/Confed brigadier general, dies at 34
  • 1872-04-09 Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (b. 1794)
  • 1873-12-24 Johns Hopkins, Baltimore philanthropist and businessman (b. 1795)
  • 1880-12-11 Oliver Fisher Winchester, American businessman and politician (b. 1810)
  • 1882-06-30 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (b. 1827)

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1884-05-13 Cyrus McCormick, American inventor and businessman (mechanical reaper), dies at 75

Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus McCormick
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper
Cyrus McCormick
  • 1884-08-06 Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman (b. 1812)
  • 1890-02-22 John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (Astor Estate holdings), dies at 67
  • 1898-12-16 Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and art collector, dies at 65
  • 1901-04-19 Alfred Horatio Belo, American newswriter and businessman (b. 1839)

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1902-03-26 Cecil Rhodes, British businessman, diamond merchant and imperialist politician who was Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (1890-96), dies of heart failure at 48

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
  • 1904-09-26 John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman and statesman (b. 1848)
  • 1906-02-10 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman (E.B. Eddy Company) and politician, dies at 78
  • 1906-10-09 Joseph Glidden, American inventor (barbed wire) and businessman, dies at 93
  • 1910-03-27 Alexander E Agassiz, US businessman/biologist/geologist, dies at 74
  • 1911-09-28 Louis Pincoffs, businessman/Dutch politician 1st-Chamber, dies
  • 1913-10-01 Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1827)
  • 1914-09-28 Richard Sears, businessman (Sears, Roebuck and Company) (b. 1863)
  • 1915-04-27 John Labatt, Canadian brewer and businessman (Labatt Brewing Company), dies at 76
  • 1927-05-25 Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1876)
  • 1928-04-16 Henry Birks, Canadian businessman, founder of Henri Birks and Sons (b. 1840)

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1928-11-06 Arnold Rothstein, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series), dies of gunshot wounds at 46

Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold Rothstein
Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster
Arnold Rothstein
  • 1929-03-12 Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman (b. 1851)
  • 1930-07-30 Joan Gamper, Swiss-Catalan businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (b. 1877)
  • 1930-10-26 Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1872)

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1931-10-18 Thomas Edison, American inventor (lightbulb, phonograph, motion picture camera), dies at 84

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1941-11-02 Simon Guggenheim, American businessman and philanthropist, dies at 73
  • 1949-11-03 Solomon R. Guggenheim, American businessman and art collector (Guggenheim Museum New York), dies at 88
  • 1950-08-08 Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman (b. 1879)
  • 1951-08-22 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1884)
  • 1953-01-26 Athanase David, French Canadian politician and businessman (b. 1882)

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1956-06-19 Thomas J. Watson, Sr., American businessman (Chairman and CEO of IBM, 1914-1956), dies at 87

Businessman and Entrepreneur Thomas J. Watson
Businessman and Entrepreneur
Thomas J. Watson
  • 1959-07-17 Eugene Meyer, American businessman and newspaper publisher (b. 1875)

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1961-01-24 Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (invented the Erector Set), dies at 76

  • 1961-09-03 Robert E. Gross, American businessman (b. 1897)
  • 1962-04-06 J C Heldring, Dutch businessman, dies at 74
  • 1964-02-15 Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician (b. 1880)
  • 1966-02-25 James D. Norris, American sports businessman (b. 1906)
  • 1969-08-10 Leno LaBianca, American businessman (murdered) (b. 1925)
  • 1970-07-24 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
  • 1974-04-06 Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b.1895)
  • 1974-07-26 Arthur K Watson, US businessman (IBM), dies at 55

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974-10-09 Oskar Schindler, Austrian businessman and subject of the novel "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List", dies at 66

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Industrialist
Oskar Schindler
  • 1975-01-22 Andrew George Burry, Swiss-born manufacturer and businessman (b. 1873)
  • 1975-08-15 Clay Shaw, alleged John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracist & businessman (b. 1913)
  • 1977-09-25 Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician, dies at 78
  • 1982-02-02 Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (b 1905)
  • 1983-10-05 Earl Tupper, American-born Costa Rican inventor and businessman (Tupperware), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 1984-03-14 Aurelio Peccei, Italian businessman/CEO (Club Rome), dies at 75
  • 1985-01-09 Robert Mayer, British businessman and philanthropist (b. 1879)
  • 1985-02-11 Ben Abruzzo, American businessman and balloonist (b. 1930)
  • 1985-10-19 Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman (b. 1915)
  • 1987-06-21 Madman Muntz, American entrepreneur, businessman, electrical engineer, TV commercial actor (b. 1914)
  • 1988-02-01 Reinder Zwolsman, Dutch businessman, dies at 75
  • 1988-12-26 Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (b. 1907)
  • 1991-11-22 Jac de Jong [Jacobus Hendrik de Jong], Dutch entrepeneur and politician (Nedac-Sorbo), dies
  • 1992-01-17 Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner (b. 1915)
  • 1992-08-08 Arthur Lang, US boxer/businessman, dies at 115
  • 1992-09-07 Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports Fund), dies at 79
  • 1992-12-13 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (Pan Am Airways), dies at 93
  • 1993-09-11 Antoine Izmery, Haitian businessman/advisor to pres Aristide, murdered
  • 1994-01-02 Sammy Taft, Canadian businessman (coined term "hat trick"), dies at 81
  • 1994-09-23 John van Damme, businessman, hanged in Singapore at 59
  • 1995-01-18 Joseph Kagan, Lithuanian-British businessman (Gannex raincoats), dies at 79
  • 1995-02-16 John Everett Allen, US businessman, dies at 91
  • 1995-03-24 Anthony Standerwick Heal, businessman, dies at 88
  • 1995-07-10 Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman, dies at 74
  • 1995-08-11 Douglas John Gorman, businessman, dies at 58
  • 1995-08-14 Joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82
  • 1995-08-31 John Erik Jonsson, American businessman and Mayor of Dallas, dies at 93

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1995-09-19 Orville Redenbacher, American popcorn magnate (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popcorn), drowns in bathtub at 88

Businessman Orville Redenbacher
Businessman
Orville Redenbacher
  • 1995-10-07 Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman, dies at 59
  • 1995-11-26 Max Fernandez, businessman/politician, dies at 52
  • 1995-12-05 Victor Collin Matthews, businessman, dies on 76th birthday
  • 1995-12-19 Harold Watkinson, British politician/businessman, dies at 85
  • 1996-01-17 John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman, dies at 83
  • 1996-02-16 Kenneth Robinson, politician/businessman, dies at 84
  • 1996-03-26 David Packard, electronic engineer/businessman, dies at 83
  • 1996-03-30 Ryoei Saito, businessman, dies at 79
  • 1996-04-12 William Wilkinson, businessman/conservationist, dies at 63
  • 1996-05-12 Robert Edwin Hall, mountaineer/businessman, dies at 35
  • 1996-05-18 Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner, dies at 44
  • 1996-06-19 David Schine, businessman, dies at 70
  • 1996-06-22 Tertius Metcalf, businessman, dies at 63
  • 1996-06-24 Quinton Hazell, businessman, dies at 76
  • 1996-07-10 Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman, dies at 79
  • 1996-07-19 David Nicolson, British businessman and politician, dies at 73
  • 1996-07-22 Peter Ludwig, businessman/art collector, dies at 71
  • 1996-08-03 Guido Alberti, literary patron/businessman, dies at 87
  • 1996-08-09 James Whitman McLamore, businessman, dies at 70
  • 1996-08-20 George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur, dies at 81
  • 1996-09-09 Edward Greenall, businessman/sportsman, dies at 67
  • 1996-09-12 James Gulliver, businessman, dies at 66
  • 1996-10-02 Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman, dies at 79
  • 1996-10-22 Matthew Harding, businessman/football supporter, dies at 42