On This Day for 1st April

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 252

  • 374 Comet 1P/374 E1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0884 AUs of Earth

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527 Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne

Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I
Eastern Roman Emperor
Justinian I
  • 705 Greek pope John VII chosen as successor to John VI
  • 1064 Body of bishop Eleutherius of Blandain moved to Doornik
  • 1318 Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from the English.
  • 1340 Niels Ebbesen kills Gerhard III of Holstein in his bedroom, ending the 1332-1340 interregnum in Denmark.
  • 1504 English guilds/corp goes under state control
  • 1572 Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, during the Eighty Years' War, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.

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1581 Portugese Cortes subjects himself on Philip II

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1663 Gemert fines unwed motherhood (50 guilder penalty)

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1693 Cotton Mather's four-day-old son dies, and witchcraft is blamed

Puritan Minister Cotton Mather
Puritan Minister
Cotton Mather
  • 1724 Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War

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1724 Jonathan Swift publishes Drapier's letters

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • 1748 Ruins of Pompeii found
  • 1776 Friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang" premieres in Leipzig
  • 1778 New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock creates "$" symbol
  • 1789 US House of Representatives 1st full meeting, NYC, F Muhlenberg 1st speaker
  • 1792 Gronings feminist Etta Palm demands women's right to divorce
  • 1793 Volcano Unsen on Japan erupts killing about 53,000
  • 1803 French law rules the use of intention
  • 1826 Samuel Mory patents internal combustion engine
  • 1826 Samuel Morey is issued the first U.S. patent for an internal-combustion engine, which he calls a “Gas or Vapour Engine"

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1836 Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Cocos Islands

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1850 SF County government established
  • 1853 Cincinnati became 1st US city to pay fire fighters a regular salary

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1854 Hard Times begins serialisation in Charles Dickens magazine, "Household Words"

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens

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1857 Herman Melville publishes The Confidence-Man.

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville
  • 1862 Shenandoah Valley campaign, Jackson's Battle of Woodstock, VA
  • 1863 1st wartime conscription law in US goes into effect
  • 1865 -9] Battle at Blakely Alabama
  • 1865 Battle of 5 Forks Virginia, signalling end of Lee's army
  • 1866 US Congress rejects presidential veto giveing all equal rights in US
  • 1867 Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama
  • 1867 International Exhibition opens in Paris
  • 1867 Singapore, Penang & Malacca become British crown colonies
  • 1868 Hampton Institute opens
  • 1872 1st edition of The Standard
  • 1873 British White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die
  • 1873 Mehmed Kemals play "Vatan" premeres in Constantinople
  • 1876 1st official NL baseball game (Boston-6, Phila-5)
  • 1881 Anti-Jewish riots in Jerusalem
  • 1881 Kingdom post office in Netherlands opens
  • 1888 Soccer team Sparta forms in Rotterdam
  • 1889 1st dishwashing machine marketed (Chicago)
  • 1891 London-Paris telephone connection opens
  • 1891 Painter Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti
  • 1891 The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1899 NC Mutual opens doors for business
  • 1900 1st edition of Dutch newspaper "The People"
  • 1905 British East African Protectorate becomes colony of Kenya
  • 1905 SOS first adopted as a morse distress signal (· · · – – – · · ·) by German government
  • 1910 Dumitru Dan (Romania) completes a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk
  • 1912 Greek athlete Konstantinos Tsiklitiras breaks the world record -in standing long jump jumping 3.47 metres.
  • 1914 UVS Soccer team forms in Lead
  • 1916 1st US national women's swiming championships held

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1918 Henry Miller's Theater opens at 124 W 43rd St NYC

Author Henry Miller
Author
Henry Miller
  • 1918 United Kingdom: the Royal Air Force is created from the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps.
  • 1920 The (Anglican) Church in Wales disestablished
  • 1920 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) beat Seattle (PCHA), 3 games to 2
  • 1924 Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co

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1924 Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but Gen Ludendorff acquitted

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1924 Imperial Airways forms in Britain
  • 1924 The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
  • 1925 1st transmission of Danish state radio
  • 1925 Hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated [see May 9, 1925]
  • 1926 Halsteren Soccer team forms in Halsteren
  • 1927 1st automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice

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1928 Chiang Kai-shek's army crosses Yang-tse

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1929 Austrian government of Ignaz Seipel falls
  • 1929 Doorne's trailer factory in Einsdhoven Netherlands opens
  • 1929 Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo
  • 1929 Luis Buñuel releases "Un Chien Andalou" 24-minute film
  • 1929 Morehouse College, Spellman College & Atlanta University affiliate

Film-release-premierFilm Premier

1930 "Blue Angel" starring unknown Marlene Dietrich premieres in America

Singer/Actress Marlene Dietrich
Singer/Actress
Marlene Dietrich
  • 1931 Earthquake devastate Managua Nicaragua, kills 2,000
  • 1931 Jackie Mitchell became 1st female in professional baseball
  • 1933 Hammond scores 336* v NZ at Auckland, 47 fours 10 sixes
  • 1933 Heinrich Himmler becomes Police Commander of Germany
  • 1933 Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses
  • 1934 Bonnie & Clyde kill 2 police officers

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1934 Clyde Barrow kills two young highway patrolmen, H. D. Murphy and Edward Bryant Wheeler, at the intersection of Route 114 and Dove Road near Grapevine, Texas. Bonnie Parker's role in the murders was greatly exaggerated, but helped turn public perception against the gang for good

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
  • 1935 1st radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, NY
  • 1936 Orissa constituted a province of British India

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1936 Charles "Lucky" Luciano" is arrested in Arkansas on a criminal warrant from New York

  • 1937 Aden becomes a British crown colony

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

1938 Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

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1939 US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war. Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo Franco's victory in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco

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1940 Filipino President Quezon officially authorizes the printing and publication of the grammar and dictionary prepared by the Institute of the National Language.

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • 1941 Lillian Hellman's "Watch on the Rhine" premieres in NYC
  • 1941 US Navy takes over Treasure Island (San Francisco Bay)
  • 1941 Nazis forbid Jews access to cafés
  • 1941 Pro-German Rashid Ali al-Ghailani grabs power in Iraq
  • 1941 The Blockade Runner Badge for German Kriegsmarine is instituted.
  • 1942 Allied air raid on harbor city Kupang Timor
  • 1942 Mexico changes from 3 time zones to 2
  • 1944 Japanese troops conquer Jessami, Eastern India
  • 1945 1st edition of Indonesia Merdeka publishes
  • 1945 Canadian troops free Doetinchem, Enschede, Borculo & Eibergen
  • 1945 Ruhrgebied sealed off by US 1st & 9th army
  • 1945 Sons of Elburger Soccer team forms in Elburg

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 258

  • 1220 Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (d. 1272)
  • 1283 Ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47)
  • 1543 François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (d. 1626)
  • 1578 William Harvey, England, physician (discovered blood circulation)
  • 1582 Thomas Simpson, composer
  • 1610 Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (d. 1703)
  • 1640 Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697)
  • 1643 Christian Demelius, composer
  • 1647 John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet (d. 1680)
  • 1697 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (d. 1763)
  • 1721 Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist/organist/composer (Glees)
  • 1725 Francois Bainville, composer
  • 1753 Joseph de Maistre, French diplomat and writer (d. 1821)
  • 1755 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer (Fisiologia del Gusto)
  • 1765 Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (d. 1810)
  • 1772 Ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer

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1776 Sophie Germain, French mathematician, born in Paris, France (d. 1831)

Mathematician Sophie Germain
Mathematician
Sophie Germain
  • 1785 J H Ferdinand Olivier, German painter
  • 1802 Hubert Reis, composer
  • 1807 Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic
  • 1809 Willem Ruys J Dz, Dutch ship owner

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1815 Otto Von Bismarck, Germany, chancellor (1866-90)

German Statesman Otto Von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto Von Bismarck
  • 1817 Johannes J van Oosterzee, Dutch theologist
  • 1823 Simon Bolivar Buckner, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1914)
  • 1834 Isidore Edouard Legouix, composer
  • 1834 Big Jim Fisk, American entrepreneur (d. 1872)
  • 1843 Ludwig Enneccerus, German jurist
  • 1847 Gavriil Musicescu, composer
  • 1847 Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer (South America)
  • 1852 Edward Austin Abbey, US, painter (Quest of the Holy Grail)
  • 1854 Bill Traylor, American artist (d. 1949)
  • 1856 Acacio Gabriel Viegas, Indian physician (d. 1933)
  • 1858 Arnold Aletrino, Dutch physician-criminologist/author (From Life)
  • 1858 Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Circulation of Elite)
  • 1864 Marie Jungius, Dutch fairy tale writer
  • 1865 Richard Zsigmondy, Germany, chemist (Nobel-1925)
  • 1866 Ferruccio D M B Busoni, Italy, pianist/composer/conductor (Arlecchino)
  • 1866 Sophonisba Breckenridge, scholar/teacher/social activist
  • 1868 Edmond Rostand, France, poet/playwright (Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • 1869 Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (De Droom)
  • 1871 F Melius Christiansen, composer
  • 1872 Tadeusz Joteyko, composer
  • 1873 Sergei Rachmaninoff, Novgorod Russia, composer (Prelude in C# Minor)
  • 1875 Edgar Wallace, English novelist/playwright/journalist (Terror)
  • 1878 Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Hyperion/Tabula Rasa)
  • 1880 Agha Petros, Assyrian general (d. 1932)
  • 1882 Paul Anspach, Belgian Olympic champion fencer (d. 1991)
  • 1883 Aleksander V Aleksandrov, Russian composer/conductor
  • 1883 Lon Chaney, CO, man of 1000 faces, actor (High Noon, Phantom of Opera)
  • 1884 Laurette Taylor, [Helen LM Cooney], US actress (Broadway)
  • 1885 Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (Hozier), British barones
  • 1886 Casimir von Paszthory, composer
  • 1886 Wallace Beery, KC MO, actor (Alias a Gentleman, Dinner at 8)
  • 1887 Leonard Bloomfield, US linguist
  • 1893 Cicely Courtneidge, Australian actress (Double Exposure), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1895 Alberta Hunter, blues singer/composer (Downhearted Blues)
  • 1897 Willem H van de Pol, Dutch theologist (Christian Dilemma)
  • 1898 Nita Naldi [Anita Donna Dooley], actress (Blood & Sand), born in NYC, New York
  • 1898 Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish writer (Stolica)
  • 1898 Roger Bastide, French sociologist
  • 1898 William James Sidis, American genius (d. 1944)
  • 1899 Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (d. 1968)
  • 1900 Robert McDowell, Mayor of Maryborough, Queensland (d. 1988)
  • 1901 Boris Koutzen, composer
  • 1901 Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
  • 1902 L P Jai, cricketer (one Test India v England 1934, scored 19 & 0)
  • 1902 Maria Polydouri, Greek poet (d. 1930)
  • 1904 Juan Gil-Albert, poet
  • 1905 Clara "Mother" Hale, US social worker (Hale House)
  • 1905 Gaston Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), born in Lier, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • 1905 Winfried P I Zillig, German opera composer/conductor (Fantasia Irica)
  • 1906 Ned Glass, Poland, actor (Sol-Julia, Uncle Moe-Bridget Loves Bernie)
  • 1906 Sigve Lie, Norway, yachtsmans (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)
  • 1907 Walter Kaufmann, composer
  • 1908 Abraham H Maslow, US psychologist (humanistic psychology)
  • 1909 Abner Biberman, Milwaukee Wisc, director/actor (Imhook-Kodiak)
  • 1909 Eddie Duchin, Mass, society pianist/bandleader (Eddie Duchin Orch)
  • 1911 Evert H "Bep" Bakhuys, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • 1911 Ferdinand J Kranenburg, Dutch Secretary of Defense (soc dem)
  • 1911 Gunther Rennert, Essen Germany, opera director/producer
  • 1914 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist
  • 1914 Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor (d. 2002)
  • 1915 Art Lund, Salt Lake City Utah, singer (Ken Murray Show)
  • 1915 Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1917 Johnny Andrews, singer/host (Songs at Twilight), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1917 Leon Janney, Ogden Ut, actor (Hawk)
  • 1919 Joseph Murray, American surgeon, Nobel laureate, (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Joan Frances Will, actress

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1920 Toshiro Mifune, Tsing-tao China, writer/actor (Shogun)

Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
Actor & Writer
Toshiro Mifune
  • 1921 Douglas Allenbrook, composer
  • 1921 William L Bergsma, composer (Fortunate Island), born in Oakland, California
  • 1921 Ken Reardon, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1922 William Manchester, Attleboro Mass, historian (Death of a President)
  • 1923 Bobby Jordan, NY, actor (Bowery Champs, Kid Dynamite, Flying Wild)
  • 1924 Gunther Becker, composer
  • 1924 Brendan Byrne, Governor of New Jersey
  • 1924 Miodrag Petrović, Serbian actor (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Sala Burton, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )

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1926 Anne [Inez] McCaffrey, US, sci-fi author (Dragonflight, Dragondrums)

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • 1926 Lyndon Brook, actor (Invasion, Reach for the Sky)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1778 Poet Phillis Wheatley (24) weds grocer and advocate for black rights John Peters

  • 1959 American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 3rd wife Anne Williams Rubinstein
  • 1961 Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye
  • 1993 Stephane Powers weds Patrick de la Chenais
  • 2006 Miss Costa Rica 2001 Piarella Peralta weds Dutch banker Tiemo Wesseling at Iglesia de Orosi in the Cartago province of Costa Rica
  • 2006 Miss Puerto Rico 2003 Joyceline Montero weds architect Hansell Bajuelo at la Iglesia de la Misericordia in Guaynabo City
  • 2014 Media personality Willard Scott (80) weds Paris Keena in Fort Myers, Florida

Famous Divorces

  • 1990 Guns & Roses' Duff divorces Mandy Brix, lead singer for Lame Flames

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 130

  • 1085 Emperor Shenzong of China (b. 1048)
  • 1132 St-Hugues, Bishop of Grenoble (b. 1053)
  • 1204 Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Louis VII & Henry II, dies at 81
  • 1205 Amalrik II, King of Cyprus/Jerusalem, dies
  • 1528 Francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer
  • 1548 Sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81
  • 1580 Alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer
  • 1611 Gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72
  • 1621 Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (b. 1577)
  • 1637 Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord (b. 1571)
  • 1682 Franz Egon of Fürstenberg, Bavarian Catholic archbishop (b. 1625)
  • 1734 Louis Lully, composer, dies at 69
  • 1787 Floyer Sydenham, English classical scholar (b. 1710)
  • 1791 Richard Butler American soldier (b. 1743)
  • 1799 Narciso Casanovas, composer, dies at 52
  • 1807 Louis Francois Chambray, composer, dies at 69
  • 1807 Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, composer, dies at 61
  • 1814 Jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian general/cartographer, dies at 87
  • 1830 Carl Borromaus Neuner, composer, dies at 51
  • 1832 Robert the Hermit, US ex-slave/hermit in Massachusetts, dies
  • 1839 Benjamin Pierce, American politician (b. 1757)
  • 1865 Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (b. 1797)
  • 1866 Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer, dies at 98
  • 1866 Johannes C H de Meijere, Dutch zoologist, dies
  • 1869 Anthony G O Ridder van Rappard, Min of Reformed Worship, dies at 69
  • 1870 Patrick Gass, sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies at 98
  • 1872 Frederick Maurice, English theologian (b. 1805)
  • 1872 William Frederick Horry, English convicted murderer (b. 1843)
  • 1878 Eugene Gautier, composer, dies at 56
  • 1878 John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (b. 1796)
  • 1890 David Wilber, American politician (b. 1820)
  • 1901 Francois M Raoult, Fren physicist/chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70
  • 1910 Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver, dies at 94
  • 1914 Rube Waddell, baseballer, dies at 37 of TB
  • 1915 Johann Joseph Abert, composer, dies at 82
  • 1916 Gabrielle Petit, Belgian resistance fighter, executed

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1917 Scott Joplin, ragtime composer (The Entertainer), dies at 48

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • 1918 Karl Fritjof Valentin, composer, dies at 64
  • 1922 Charles I, emperor (Austria)/King of Hungary (Charles IV), dies
  • 1925 Francis William Davenport, composer, dies at 77
  • 1930 Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner, dies at 92
  • 1930 Zawditu, 1st reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies
  • 1933 Frederick Lord Chelmsford, viceroy of Brit-Ind (1916-21), dies at 64
  • 1936 Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer, dies at 61
  • 1941 Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian, dies at 81
  • 1946 Noah Beery, actor (Beau Geste, Cimarron Kid, Mammy), dies at 62
  • 1947 George II, king of Greece, dies at 56

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1950 Charles R. Drew, surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45

Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew
Surgeon and Medical Researcher
Charles R. Drew
  • 1951 Clement D'Hooghe, composer, dies at 51
  • 1955 Silvio d'Amico, Italian theater critic (Il Teatro Italian), dies at 68
  • 1957 Gheorge Tatarescu, premier Romania (1933-37, 39-40), dies
  • 1960 Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch journalist/writer (Ciske), dies at 62
  • 1964 Bozidar Kunc, composer, dies at 60
  • 1965 Henry D G Crerar, Canadian general (WW I, Normandy), dies at 76
  • 1965 Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer (b. 1870)
  • 1966 Karl B Adam, German theologist (Jesus Christ), dies at 89
  • 1966 Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (b. 1911)
  • 1968 Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962), dies at 59
  • 1973 Arthur Wood, cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies
  • 1974 Alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer, dies at 86
  • 1975 Eugeen Yoors, Flemish draftsman/glass painter, dies at 95
  • 1976 Freddie Lennon, father of John Lennon (Beatles), dies at 63
  • 1976 Max Ernst, German/French surrealist painter/sculptor, dies at 85
  • 1976 Miroslav Ponc, composer, dies at 73
  • 1976 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal, dies at 75
  • 1979 Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician, dies at 51
  • 1979 Bruno Coquatrix, French music impresario (b. 1910)
  • 1981 D[ennis] F[eltham] Jones, sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65
  • 1981 Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (b. 1910)

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1984 Marvin Gaye, singer (Sexual Healing), shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA at 44

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • 1985 Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
  • 1988 Jim Jordan, actor (Fibber McGee), dies from a blod clot at 91
  • 1988 Marius W Holtrop, economist/president (Netherlands Bank), dies at 85
  • 1989 Henk Gortzak, Dutch MP (CPN/PSP), dies at 57
  • 1991 Martha Graham, US, choreographer (Appalachian Spring), dies at 96
  • 1991 Paulo Muwanga, chief of Uganda (1980), dies
  • 1991 Richard Thorpe, director (MGM), dies at 95
  • 1991 Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician (b.1946)
  • 1992 Juanito, soccer star (Madrid Real 1977-87), dies at 37 in car crash
  • 1993 Alan Kulwicki, stock car racer, dies in plane crash at 38
  • 1993 Ihsan Mohamed Salem, [Yunis Awad], Palestinian Al-Fatah leader, killed
  • 1993 Juan of Borbon y Battemberg, father of king Juan Carlos I, dies
  • 1993 Wayne Mack, sportscaster/actor (Storyville), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1994 Leon Degrelle, Belgium general, dies
  • 1994 Robert Doisneau, French photographer (The Kiss), dies at 81
  • 1994 Rosalind Laura Burke, aviatrix, dies at 86
  • 1994 Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot, dies at 72
  • 1995 Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer, dies at 50
  • 1995 Francisco Moncion, dancer, dies at 73
  • 1995 Johnny Nicholss, footballer, dies at 63
  • 1995 Lucie Rie, potter, dies at 93
  • 1995 Richard Pool, naval Officer, dies at 75
  • 1995 Sampson DeBrier, actor (Inauguration of Pleasure Dome), dies at 86
  • 1995 Lucy Rie, American potter (b. 1902)
  • 1995 H. Adams Carter, American Alpine Club President, 10th Mountain Division trainer (b. 1914)
  • 1996 Alfredo Nobre Coast, PM of Portugal (1978), dies
  • 1996 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher, dies at 89
  • 1996 John Alwyne Kitching, zoologist, dies at 87
  • 1996 John McSheery, dies of heart attack while umpiring a game, at 51
  • 1996 Mario Viegas, actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy), dies at 47