On This Day for 10th April

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 206

  • 837 Comet 1P/837 F1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0334 AUs of Earth
  • 847 St Leo IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 879 Louis III becomes King of West Francia.
  • 1407 Lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing and is awarded the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma

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1500 France captures duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza
Duke of Milan
Ludovico Sforza
  • 1516 1st Jewish ghetto established: Venice compels Jews to live in a specific area
  • 1552 Henri II of France occupies Metz
  • 1589 Spanish troops conquer Geertruidenberg
  • 1656 Dutch fleet occupiers Colombo Ceylon
  • 1694 Duke Victor Amadeus of Savoye attacks Casale
  • 1710 The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain.
  • 1741 War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz.
  • 1790 US Patent system forms
  • 1815 Austria declares war on realm of Naples
  • 1816 2nd Bank of US chartered
  • 1821 Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hanged by the Turks from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus.
  • 1825 1st hotel in Hawaii opens
  • 1825 Nicaraguan constituent assembly meets at Leon
  • 1826 The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town Messolonghi start leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive.

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1835 Charles Darwin returns to Santiago, Chile

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1841 New York Tribune begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley
  • 1845 More than 1,000 buildings damaged by fire in Pittsburgh, Pa
  • 1849 Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (NYC); sold rights for $400
  • 1856 The Theta Chi Fraternity is founded at Norwich University.
  • 1858 "Big Ben", a 13.76 tonne bell, is recast in the Tower of Westminster
  • 1863 Rebel Gen Earl Van Dorn attacks at Franklin, Tenn

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1864 Austrian Archduke Maximilian becomes Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I

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1865 At Appomattox, General Robert E. Lee issues Gen Order #9, his last

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1866 American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) forms
  • 1868 1st performance of John Brahms' "A German Requiem"
  • 1868 British defeat King of Abyssinia at Magdala
  • 1869 Congress increases number of Supreme Court judges from 7 to 9
  • 1869 José Martí founds the Cuban Revolutionary Party.
  • 1871 William Hammond Hall's maps & surveys of Golden Gate Park accepted
  • 1872 1st National black convention meets in New Orleans
  • 1872 1st Arbor Day celebrated in Nebraska, later changed to Apr 22
  • 1874 14th British Golf Open: Mungo Park shoots a 159 at Musselburgh Links
  • 1877 1st human cannonball act performed in London
  • 1877 Federal troops withdrawn from Columbia, SC
  • 1878 California St Cable Car RR Co starts service
  • 1882 Captain William Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii)
  • 1884 US Senate accepts Belgian administration of Congo

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1887 President Abraham Lincoln's re-buried with his wife in Springfield, Ilinois

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1887 Soccer team Be Quick forms in Hairs Groningen
  • 1896 Spiridon Louis wins 1st Olympic marathon (2:58:50)
  • 1912 RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton for her maiden (and final) voyage

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1913 President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

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1913 Walter Johnson begins string of 56 consecutive scoreless innings

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1913 During the Montenegrin siege of Scutari, the Montenegrin coastline is blockaded
  • 1916 1st professional golf tournament held
  • 1916 The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is founded in New York City.
  • 1917 Munition factory explosion at Eddystone PA, kills 133 workers
  • 1919 Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.

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1923 Hitler demands "hatred & more hatred" in Berlin

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1924 Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
  • 1925 Tsaritsyn re-named Stalingrad (now Volgograd)

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1925 Scribners publishes "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald

  • 1930 George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston
  • 1930 Thiokol synthetic rubber 1st produced in Yardley, New Jersey
  • 1932 Paul von Hindenburg elected 1st German president (Hitler is 2nd)
  • 1934 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 3 games to 1
  • 1935 Vaughan Williams' 4th Symphony premieres in London
  • 1936 200" mirror blank arrives in Pasadena
  • 1938 2nd government of Blum replaced by Daladier government in France
  • 1938 Austria becomes a state of Germany
  • 1938 NY makes syphilis test mandatory in order to get a marriage license
  • 1939 Colijn's Dutch government opens camp Westerbork for German Jews
  • 1939 Grens mobilization due to Italian invasion in Albania
  • 1940 Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government"
  • 1941 German troops conquer Libyan county Cyrenaica
  • 1942 Cigarettes & candy rationed in Holland
  • 1943 12 Jewish patients of Herren Loo-Lozenoord escape nazis
  • 1943 General Montgomery occupies Sfax Tunisia
  • 1944 "Patrolling the Ether" is shown on 3 TV stations simultaneously
  • 1944 Soviet forces liberate Odessa from Nazis
  • 1945 Allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald (Czech)
  • 1945 Canadian troops conquer Deventer
  • 1945 General Blaskowitz becomes nazi leader of "Fort Holland"
  • 1945 German troops attack Ijsselbrug
  • 1945 NFL's Boston Yanks & Brooklyn Tigers merge
  • 1945 US troops land on Tsugen Shima Okinawa
  • 1945 William Schuman & Antony Tudors ballet premieres in NYC
  • 1946 1st election for Japanese Diet
  • 1947 King Frederik IX of Denmark crowned

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1947 Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler suspends Leo Durocher, first day of the season

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1948 Jewish Hagana repels an Arab attack on Mishmar HaEmek

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1949 13th Masters Golf Tournament: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 282

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1953 "House of Wax", 1st 3-D movie, released (NYC)
  • 1953 7th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 1
  • 1954 KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 108th Grand National: Bryan Marshall aboard Royal Tan wins
  • 1955 19th Masters Golf Tournament: Cary Middlecoff wins, shooting a 279
  • 1955 9th NBA Championship: Syrac Nats beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 3

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1955 Dr Jonas Salk successfully tests Polio vaccine

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • 1955 Ruth Ellis shoots jilting lover David Blakely
  • 1956 Philips broadcasts 1st Dutch color TV programs
  • 1956 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • 1957 John Osborne's "Entertainer" premieres in London
  • 1957 Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns
  • 1957 Suez canal reopens for all traffic

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 229

  • 401 Theodosius II, the Younger, Eastern Roman emperor
  • 1512 James V, King of Scots (1513-42)
  • 1569 Emilia van Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange & Anna of Saxon
  • 1583 Hugo Grotius, Holland, jurist, father of international law
  • 1633 Werner Fabricius, composer
  • 1651 Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (d. 1708)
  • 1656 René Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (d. 1718)
  • 1695 Balthazar Huydecoper, Dutch translator/historian
  • 1704 Benjamin Heath, English classical scholar (d. 1766)
  • 1713 John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist (d. 1788)
  • 1737 Francois Giroust, composer
  • 1755 Samuel Hahnemann, German physician/originator of homeopathy
  • 1762 Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist (d. 1834)
  • 1778 William Hazlitt, Maidstone Kent England, essayist/critic
  • 1783 Hortense E de Beauharnais, French queen of Netherlands (1806-10)
  • 1794 Matthew Calbraith Perry, Commodore, opened Japan
  • 1796 James Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (d. 1836)
  • 1797 Claude Ambroise Seurat, Troyes France, (World's skinniest man)
  • 1806 Leonidas Polk, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1808 Auguste Franchomme, composer
  • 1823 Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1827 Lewis Wallace, Major General (Union volunteers)/author (Ben Hur)
  • 1829 William Booth, founder (Salvation Army)
  • 1833 David McMurtrie Gregg, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1833 James Edward Rains, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1837 Forceythe Willson, American poet (d. 1867)
  • 1847 Charles Swinnerton Heap, composer
  • 1847 Joseph Pulitzer, Hungary, publisher (St Louis Post-Dispatch, NY World)
  • 1854 Jozef M T Orelio, baritone
  • 1857 Henry Ernest Dudeney, mathematician/puzzle maker
  • 1864 Eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist/composer (Golem)
  • 1864 Tully Marshall, Nevada City CA
  • 1865 Jack Miner, Canadian conservationist (d. 1944)
  • 1867 George William Russell, Irish nationalist (d. 1935)
  • 1868 George Arliss, actor (Devil, Green Goddess), born in London, England
  • 1877 Alfred Kubin, writer
  • 1880 Frances Perkins, American politician and 1st woman to hold cabinet-level position (Labor), (d. 1965)
  • 1880 Montague Summers, English writer (d. 1948)
  • 1880 Mohammed Nadir Shah, Afghan king (d. 1933)
  • 1882 Simon F H J Berkelbach Van der Sprenkel, theologist (Fear & Religion)
  • 1886 Val Paul, American actor and director, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1887 Bernardo A Houssay, Argentine physiologist (Nobel 1947)
  • 1887 Heinz Tiessen, Königsberg, German composer
  • 1891 Tim McCoy, Saginaw MI
  • 1892 Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist (Rassenkunde)
  • 1892 Victor de Sabata, Trieste Italy, conductor/composer (Il Macigno)
  • 1894 Ben Nicholson, English painter/sculptor (Circle)
  • 1894 Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist (d. 1983)
  • 1896 Edith Day, Minneapolis MN
  • 1897 Ross Youngs, American baseball player (d. 1927)
  • 1900 Jean Duvieusart, premier (Belgium 1950)
  • 1903 Clare Boothe Luce, US ambassador (to Vatican)
  • 1903 Nick Stuart, Romania, bandleader
  • 1905 Jan H van Roijen, diplomat/Netherland foreign minister
  • 1906 Fud Livingston, composer
  • 1906 Kathleen Major, principal (St Hilda's College, England)
  • 1906 Lili Darvas, Budapest Hungary, actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron)
  • 1907 Pete Desjardins, US, platform/springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1908 Aidan Crawley, CEO (London Weekend TV)
  • 1910 Abu-Bakr Khairat, composer
  • 1910 David Gilroy Bevan, politician
  • 1910 Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (d. 2004)
  • 1911 Maurice Schumann, French statesman/writer (La Voix du couvre-feu)
  • 1911 Martin Denny, musician (Exotica), born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • 1912 Clarke Hinkle, NFL fullback (Green Bay Packers)
  • 1912 Roy Hofheinz, engineer (Houston Astrodome)
  • 1913 Stefan Heym, German/US author (Crusaders, Family Benda)
  • 1914 E A V "Foffie" Williams, cricketer (WI all-rounder 1939-48)
  • 1914 Jack Badcock, cricketer (Tasmania Australian batsman of 30's)

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1915 Harry Morgan, actor (December Bride, M*A*S*H, Dragnet), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1915 Leo Vroman, Dutch/US poet/biologist, (d. 2014)
  • 1917 Robert Burns Woodward, organic chemist (Nobel 1965)
  • 1918 Lee Bergere, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Chuck Connors, American actor (Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921 Peter Herbert Penwarden, priest
  • 1921 Sheb Wooley, Erick Oklahoma, vocalist (Purple People Eater, Hee Haw)
  • 1923 Floyd M Simmons, actor/decathlete (Olympic-bronze-1948, 52)
  • 1923 John Watkins, cricketer (South African all-rounder in 15 Tests 49-57)
  • 1924 Kenneth Noland, American painter
  • 1926 "Alvin" Junior Samples, Cummings Ga, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • 1926 Jacques Casterede, composer
  • 1926 Johnnie Tillmon, civil rights activist (Natl Welfare Rights Association)
  • 1927 Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1929 Dusan Radic, composer

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1929 Max Von Sydow, Swedish actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Dreamscape), born in Lund, Sweden

  • 1930 Lord Morton, of Shauna, senator (College of Justice, Scotland)
  • 1930 Shuja-ud-Din, cricketer (batted in 19 Tests for Pakistan 1954-62)
  • 1930 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actor/comedian (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Spede Pasanen, Finnish comedian (d. 2001)
  • 1931 Marcel van Maele, Belgian poet
  • 1932 Adrian Henri, poet/president (Liverpool Academy of Arts)
  • 1932 Delphine Seyrig, Beirut Lebanon, actress (Freak Orlando, Reperages)
  • 1932 Hari Rhodes, actor (Mike-Daktari, Roots), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1932 Mae Heriwentha Faggs Starr, NJ, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1932 Nate Nelson, American singer (Flamingos - ''I Only Have Eyes for You.''), (d. 1984)
  • 1932 Omar Sharif, [Michael Shalhoub], Egyptian actor (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Alexandria (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Philip Corner, composer
  • 1933 Poncie Ponce, actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye), (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Robert Rhodes James, historian (Gallipoli)
  • 1933 Rokusuke Ei, Japanese lyricist and author

Famous Weddings

  • 1848 British influential art critic and social commentator John Ruskin marries Effie Gray in Perth, Scotland (later annulled).

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1902 Physicist Robert A. Millikan (34) weds Greta Blanchard

HeartWedding of Interest

1935 Nazi politician Hermann Goering (42) weds Emmy Sonnemann (42) in Berlin

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

HeartWedding of Interest

1938 NFL quarterback Sammy Baugh (24) weds his college sweetheart Edmonia Smith in Sweetwater, Texas

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh

HeartWedding of Interest

1943 Actor Peter Cushing (29) weds actress Violet Helene Beck in London, England

HeartWedding of Interest

1951 Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser (68) weds nurse Alyce Chester

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser
  • 1959 Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda

HeartWedding of Interest

1960 NBA guard Jerry West (21) weds his college sweetheart Martha Kane in Morgantown, West Virginia

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 118

  • 879 Louis II the Stammerer, King of the West Franks (877-79)
  • 947 Hugo van Arles, count of Arles/king of Italy, dies
  • 1008 Notger, bishop of Luik (972-1008), dies
  • 1362 Machteld, countess of Holland, dies
  • 1533 Frederik I, King of Denmark/Norway (1523-33), dies at 61
  • 1545 Costanzo Festa, Italian composer
  • 1585 Gregory XIII, [Ugo Buoncampagni], Italian Pope (1572-85), dies at 83
  • 1599 Gabrielle d'Estrée, mistress of King Henry IV of France (b. 1571)
  • 1601 Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (b. 1562)
  • 1619 Thomas Jones, Archbishop of Dublin (b. c1550)
  • 1640 Agostino Agazzari, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • 1640 Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I, dies at 60
  • 1646 Santino Solari, Swiss architect and sculptor (b. 1576)
  • 1704 William Egon of Fürstenberg, Bishop of Strassburg (b. 1629)
  • 1706 Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1666)
  • 1712 Yusuf Nabi, Turkish poet (Hayriye), dies at about 77
  • 1723 Claude F Tserclaes, South Neth earl of Tilly, dies at 74
  • 1731 Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, composer, dies at 58
  • 1756 Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, dies at 94
  • 1760 Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, dies at 75
  • 1760 Jean Lebeuf, French historian (b. 1687)
  • 1784 Simon Fokke, book illustrator, dies at 71
  • 1786 John Byron, British naval officer (b. 1723)
  • 1810 Konrad Back, composer, dies at 60
  • 1813 Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian-born mathematician and astronomer (b. 1736)
  • 1823 Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (b. 1757)
  • 1825 Paul-Louis Courier, (Mere), French writer/interpreter, dies at 53
  • 1848 Godert AGP baron van Capellen, gove-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 69
  • 1862 William Harvey Lamb Wallace, US lawyer/brig-general, dies at 40
  • 1863 Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist, dies at 77
  • 1885 John H Scholten, theologist (Free Want), dies at 73
  • 1909 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet, dies at 72
  • 1911 Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, composer, dies at 35
  • 1919 Emiliano Zapata, Mexican leader, murdered at 39
  • 1920 Moritz B Cantor, German mathematician, dies at 90
  • 1920 Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Mod Kvaeld), dies at 53
  • 1927 Ivo Bligh, cricketer (8th Earl of Darnley, 4 Tests 1882-83), dies
  • 1929 Edmond Thieffry, Belgium, WW I pilot, dies at 36
  • 1931 Khalil Gibran, Lebanese poet and painter (b. 1883)
  • 1932 Andre Baillon, Belgian/French author (& sabots), dies at 56
  • 1937 Algernon Ashton, composer, dies at 77
  • 1938 Nana Annor Adjaye, Pan-Africanist, dies in W Nzima Ghana
  • 1938 Joe "King" Oliver, American musician (b. 1885)
  • 1939 Alfredo Panzini, Ital author (Il Bacio de Lesba), dies at 75
  • 1945 Hendrik N Werkman, resistance/painter (Blue Boat), executed at 63
  • 1945 Charles Nordhoff, English-born writer (b. 1887)
  • 1954 Auguste Lumière, French photograph/movie pioneer, dies at 81
  • 1954 Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst), dies at 79
  • 1954 Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1888)
  • 1955 Oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer, dies at 68
  • 1955 Teilhard de Chardin, French paleontologist and theologian (b. 1881)
  • 1956 Bozidar Sirola, composer, dies at 66
  • 1956 Clarence Beaumont, 1st batter in 1st World Series, dies at 75
  • 1956 Jozef Szulc, composer, dies at 81
  • 1958 Chuck Willis, rocker, dies at 30
  • 1960 Arthur Benjamin, Austral composer/pianist (Devil Take Her), dies at 66
  • 1961 Irene Warfield, silent screen actress (Satan Sanderson), dies at 65
  • 1962 Stuart Sutcliffe, bassist (Beatles), dies of brain hemorrhage at 21
  • 1962 Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (b. 1886)
  • 1965 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours), dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
  • 1965 Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (b. 1928)
  • 1966 Christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71
  • 1966 Evelyn Waugh, British writer (Black Mischief), dies at 62
  • 1968 Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (b. 1899)
  • 1969 Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (b. 1893)
  • 1970 Charles Paton, dies at 96
  • 1974 Patricia Collinge, dies at 81
  • 1974 Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • 1975 Marjorie Main, actress (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 85
  • 1975 Sophia JW "Sophie" Hermse, actress (But a Dream), dies at 86
  • 1975 Walker Evans, US photographer (Fortune Magazine), dies at 71
  • 1979 Henriette P "Hetty" Beck, actress (Dodendans), dies at 91
  • 1979 Nino Rota, Italian composer (Torquemada), dies at 67
  • 1980 Kay Medford, actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), dies at 65
  • 1983 Issam Sartawi, PLO ambassador to Portugal, murdered
  • 1983 Ulf S von Euler-Chelpin, Swedish physiologist, dies at 78
  • 1984 Ray Middleton, American actor, dies at 75
  • 1986 Joseph P Addabbo, US defence specialist/(Sen-D), dies at 61
  • 1986 Linda Creed, American songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 1988 Cliff Gladwin, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49), dies
  • 1989 Joan Barry, dies at 85
  • 1991 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Harry & Hendersons), dies of AIDS at 35
  • 1991 Natalie Schafer, actress (Gilligan's Island), dies at 90 from cancer
  • 1992 Ken Ward, dies at 37

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1992 Sam Kinison, loud mouth comedian, dies in a car crash at 38

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • 1993 Chris Hani, sec-gen South Africian Communist Party, assassinated at 50
  • 1994 James L Lyons, jazz promoter, dies at 77
  • 1994 Victor Afanasiev, Rus editor-in-chief of Pravda (1976-89), dies at 71
  • 1994 Sam B. Hall, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 1995 Chen Yun, VPM of China (1949-75, 79-80), dies
  • 1995 Glyn Jones, writer, dies at 90
  • 1995 Gunter Guillaume, German politican, dies
  • 1995 Joseph Anthony "Joe" Richards, singer/actor (Colo Ranger), dies at 44
  • 1995 Morarji Desai, PM of India (1977-79), dies
  • 1996 Jessica Dubroff, attempting to be youngest pilot, dies in crash at 7
  • 1999 Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-born biochemist (b. 1910)
  • 1999 Jean Vander Pyl, American voice actress (b. 1919)
  • 2000 Peter Jones, English actor (b. 1920)
  • 2000 Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
  • 2000 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (b. 1928)