Today in Tycoon History

Historical Events

  • 1957-04-06 Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
  • 1986-11-01 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Brave Raj, Capote, Lady's Secret, Last Tycoon, Manila, Skywalker, Smile at Santa Anita

Famous Birthdays

  • 1841-12-05 Marcus Daly, American mining tycoon (d. 1900)
  • 1846-02-09 Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (d. 1904)

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1856-08-10 Edward L. Doheny, American oil tycoon, born in Fond du lac, Wisconsin

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny
  • 1857-08-15 Albert Ballin, German shipping tycoon (d. 1918)

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1857-09-13 Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, born in Derry Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1945)

Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey
Chocolate Tycoon
Milton S. Hershey
  • 1898-02-10 Judith Anderson, Adelaide Aust, actress (Laura, Rebecca, Tycoon)
  • 1907-12-25 Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (d. 1988)
  • 1910-09-14 Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon (d. 2003)
  • 1916-02-17 Raf Vallone, Tropea Italy, actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon)
  • 1923-05-11 Vincent Gordon Lindsay White, British business tycoon
  • 1930-09-08 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, media tycoon
  • 1934-02-27 Van Williams, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1938-04-22 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London, UK

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1946-06-14 Donald Trump, real estate tycoon (Trump Towers) TV personality ( The Apprentice) and politician candidate, born in New York City

Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 1946-10-22 Kelvin MacKenzie, British media tycoon

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1900-08-22 Oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny (44) weds Carrie Estelle Betzold in New Mexico Territory

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-10-20 Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios


Famous Deaths

  • 1893-06-21 Leland Stanford, American business tycoon and founder of Stanford University
  • 1904-01-26 Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (b. 1846)
  • 1912-11-28 Walter Benona Sharp, American oil tycoon (b. 1870)

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1935-09-08 Edward L. Doheny, American oil tycoon, dies of natural causes at 79

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny

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1945-10-13 Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company), dies at 86

Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey
Chocolate Tycoon
Milton S. Hershey
  • 1988-12-26 Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (b. 1907)
  • 1995-08-04 J Howard Smith Oil Tycoon, dies
  • 1995-08-23 Vincent Gordon Lindsay White, tycoon, dies at 72
  • 1997-04-16 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, media tycoon, dies at 66
  • 2002-07-07 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian business tycoon (b. 1933)
  • 2003-04-17 Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon (b. 1910)
  • 2008-08-17 Franco Sensi, Italian oil tycoon and president of A.S. Roma
  • 2015-06-05 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), dies at 77