On This Day for 14th April

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 218


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

43 BC Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is killed.

Roman Politician and General Mark Antony
Roman Politician and General
Mark Antony
  • 193 Lucius Septimus Severus crowned Emperor of Rome
  • 754 Pact of Quierzy: between Pope Stephen II, [III] & Pippin the Korte
  • 966 Christianisation of Poland
  • 972 Notger becomes bishop of Liege
  • 979 Challenge to throne of King Aethelred II of England
  • 1028 German emperor Conrad II the Sailor crowns his son Henry III, king
  • 1191 85-year old Giacinto Bobo becomes Pope Coelestinus III
  • 1341 Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V of Saluzzo.
  • 1434 The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid.
  • 1471 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Barnet - Yorkists defeat the Lancastrians and kill the Earl of Warwick

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1536 English King Henry VIII expropriates minor monasteries

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1544 Battle at Carignano: French troops under Earl d'Enghien beat Swiss
  • 1570 Polish Calvinists/Lutherians/Hernhutters unify against Jesuits
  • 1574 Battle of Mookerhei - D'Avila beats Louis of Nassau
  • 1611 Word "telescope" is 1st used (Prince Federico Cesi)
  • 1629 England & France sign Peace of Susa
  • 1671 Cossacks capture Russian peasant leader Stenka Razin
  • 1699 Khalsa: Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.
  • 1756 Gov Glen of SC protests against 900 Acadia indians
  • 1775 1st abolitionist society in US organizes in Phila
  • 1777 NY adopts new constitution as an independent state
  • 1792 France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars
  • 1818 US Medical Corps forms
  • 1828 British 18-gun sloop HMS Acorn sinks off Halifax with 115 men aboard

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1828 First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Lexicographer
Noah Webster
  • 1831 Soldiers marching on a bridge in Manchester, England, cause it to collapse.
  • 1836 US Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin
  • 1841 Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" published
  • 1847 Persia & Ottoman Turkey sign 2nd Treaty of Erzurum
  • 1849 Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Louis Kossuth as its leader.
  • 1860 1st Pony Express rider arrives in SF from St Joseph, Mo
  • 1861 Formal Union surrender of Ft Sumter (US Civil War)
  • 1862 Battle of Ft Pillow TN
  • 1863 William Bullock patents continuous-roll printing press
  • 1865 Mobile, Alabama is captured
  • 1865 U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.

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1865 US President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1868 SC voters approved constitution, 70,758 to 27,228
  • 1871 Canada sets denominations of currency as dollars, cents, & mills
  • 1872 Dominion Lands Act passed-Canada's Homestead Act
  • 1872 San Francisco organizes Bar Association
  • 1881 The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight in El Paso, Texas.
  • 1883 Leo Delibes' opera "Lakmé" premieres in Paris
  • 1887 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Reigate Squires" (BG)
  • 1890 Pan American Day-1st conference of American states (Wash DC)

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1894 1st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1895 1st performance of Gustav Mahler's (incomplete) 2nd Symphony
  • 1900 Veteran's Hospital at Ft Miley forms
  • 1903 Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)

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1904 George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premiered in London

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1906 US President Theodore Roosevelt denounces "muckrakers" in US press, taken from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1909 Anglo-Persian Oil Company forms in London

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1910 President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • 1910 Pan American Union forms
  • 1912 RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland
  • 1913 Belgium begins general strike for voting rights
  • 1914 Stacy G Carkhuff patents non-skid tire pattern
  • 1915 A's Herb Pennock is within 1 out of pitching 1st Opening Day no-hitter
  • 1915 Dutch merchant navy ship Katwijk sunk by Germany torpedo
  • 1915 Turkey invades Armenia.
  • 1917 Chicago White Sox Ed Cicotte no-hits St Louis Browns, 11-0
  • 1918 Douglas Campbell is 1st US ace pilot (shooting down 5th German plane)
  • 1919 Following Gandhi's nonviolent methods, Muslim and Hindu protest British rule; British troops fire on the crowds, killing 400
  • 1921 NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators sweep Toronto St Patricks in 2 games
  • 1921 Prince Henry opens Rotterdam-Amsterdam-Bremen-Hamburg air route
  • 1922 Republic rebels occupies 4 government courts in Dublin
  • 1923 Etienne Oehmichen sets helicopter distance record of 358 meters
  • 1925 1st regular-season Cubs game to be broadcast on radio (WGN)
  • 1927 The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 1928 Maddus Airlines starts 1st regular passenger flights between SF & LA
  • 1928 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Montreal Maroons, 3 games to 2
  • 1930 Philip Barry's "Hotel Universe" premieres in NYC
  • 1931 Spain becomes republic with overthrow of King Alfonso XIII
  • 1931 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 3 games to 2

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1932 Bizet, Massine & Mira's "Jeux d'Enfants" premieres in Monte Carlo

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 1935 Black Sunday: The worst sandstorm ravages US midwest (creates the Dust Bowl)

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1939 John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" published

  • 1940 Allied troops land in Norway
  • 1940 RCA demonstrated its new electron microscope in Philadelphia
  • 1941 1st massive German raid in Paris, 3,600 Jews rounded up
  • 1941 King Peter leaves Yugoslavia
  • 1942 Destroyer Roper sinks German U-85 of US east coast

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1943 Gen Alexander/Eisenhower/Anderson/Bradley discuss assault on Tunis

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1943 James Gow & A d'Usseau's "Tomorrow the World" premieres in NYC
  • 1943 A JN-25 decrypt by American intelligence detailing a forthcoming visit by Marshal Admiral Yamamoto to Balalae Island results in his plane shot down 4 days later
  • 1944 1st Jews transported from Athens arrive at Auschwitz
  • 1944 Freighter "Fort Stikene" explodes in Bombay India, killing 1,376
  • 1944 Gen Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force
  • 1944 Greek Colonel Venizelos forms government
  • 1945 American planes bomb Tokyo & damage the Imperial Palace
  • 1945 Arnhem/Zwolle freed from Nazis
  • 1945 WWII: US 7th Army & allies forces capture Nuremberg & Stuttgart in Germany
  • 1945 US forces conquered Motobu peninsula on Okinawa
  • 1945 US Marines attack Yae Take on Okinawa
  • 1946 "Day Before Spring" closes at National Theater NYC after 167 performances
  • 1946 Manager Mel Ott of Giants hits 511th & final HR
  • 1948 A flash of light is observed in crater Plato on Moon
  • 1948 NYC subway fares jump from 5 cents to 10 cents
  • 1948 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 241

  • 1336 Emperor Go-Kōgon of Japan (d. 1374)
  • 1572 Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician (d. 1632)
  • 1578 Philip III, King of Spain & Portugal (1598-1621)
  • 1592 Abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher
  • 1629 Christian Huygens, Holland, astronomer (discovered Saturn's rings)
  • 1668 Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General (d. 1741)
  • 1676 Ernst Christian Hesse, composer
  • 1710 Marie A C de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer
  • 1714 Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader (d. 1788)
  • 1718 Emanuele Barbella, composer
  • 1721 William August duke of Cumberland, English army leader
  • 1723 John Wainwright, composer
  • 1738 William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1783, 1807-09) Dies 1809.
  • 1741 Emperor Momozono of Japan (d. 1762)
  • 1762 Giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect/archaeologist
  • 1770 George Canning, British PM (1827), born in London, England
  • 1782 Carlo Coccia, composer
  • 1788 David G. Burnet, interim president of the Republic of Texas (d. 1870)
  • 1797 Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Republic (1871-77)
  • 1803 Friedrich von Amerling, Austrian painter
  • 1809 George W Vreede, Dutch lawyer/politician
  • 1813 Junius S Morgan, US, merchant/philanthropist (Metro Museum of Art)
  • 1818 Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, queen of Hanover (d. 1909)
  • 1819 Charles Halle, pianist/conductor/founder (Halle Orch)
  • 1820 Harry Thompson Hays, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • 1827 Augustus Pitt Rivers, English archaeologist (d. 1900)
  • 1831 Gerhard Rohlfs, German explorer/ambassador in Abyssinia
  • 1832 James Hewett Ledlie, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)
  • 1842 Sven August Korling, composer
  • 1843 Gustave Leon Huberti, composer
  • 1852 Henrique Oswald, composer
  • 1857 Edgar Stillman Kelley, Sparta Wisconsin, composer (Gulliver)
  • 1861 Bion Joseph Arnold, electrical engineer/inventor
  • 1862 Pyotr A Stolypin, premier Russia (1906-11)
  • 1866 Anne Mansfield Sullivan, US, educated Helen Keller
  • 1868 Peter Behrens, German architect (d. 1940)
  • 1870 Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman in 58 Tests 1890-1912)
  • 1870 Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (d. 1905)
  • 1872 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born Islamic scholar and translator (d. 1953)
  • 1873 Viktor Joseph Keldorfer, composer
  • 1874 Count Alexander, of Athlone, gov-gen (South-Africa/Canada)
  • 1876 Murray Bisset, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1899 & 1910)
  • 1877 Daniel Plooy, Dutch new testament scholar
  • 1879 James Branch Cabell, American novelist/essayist (Restless Heads)
  • 1881 Anton Wildgans, Austrian writer/director (Burg Theater)
  • 1882 Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher, (d. 1936)
  • 1886 Edward C Tolman, US psychologist (behaviorism)
  • 1886 Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian

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1889 Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian (A Study of History), born in London (d. 1975)

  • 1889 Efim D Bogoljubov, Russian chess player
  • 1889 James Stephenson, actor (Letter, Espionage Agent, Nancy Drew)
  • 1891 B. R. Ambedkar, Indian jurist (d. 1956)
  • 1892 Giorgio Cesana, Italy, coxswain, (Olympic-gold-1906)
  • 1892 Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian
  • 1895 Mary Marquet, St Petersburg Russia, actress (Matter of Resistance)
  • 1895 Wiktor Labunski, composer
  • 1897 Barbara Wootten, U.K. baroness
  • 1897 Claire Windsor, American actress (d. 1972)
  • 1898 Lee Tracy, actor (Martin Kane-Martin Kane Private Eye), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1900 Salvatore Baccaloni, actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1901 Alfred West, champion cyclist/record hair splitter (17 splits)
  • 1901 Martin Kessel, writer
  • 1902 Menachem A Schneerson, rebee (head of Lubavitcher Jews)
  • 1902 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1974)

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1904 John Gielgud, actor and director (Arthur, Ages of Man), born in London, England

  • 1904 Lionel Birkett, cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31)
  • 1904 Reinout W van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist
  • 1904 Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer
  • 1905 Frits Philips, Dutch engineer/CEO (Philips)
  • 1905 Holmesdale Charles "Slinger" Nitschke, cricket batsman (S Aus & Test)
  • 1905 Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (d. 1999)
  • 1906 Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1964-75), born in Riyadh, Emirate of Riyadh (d. 1975)
  • 1906 Hunter Johnson, composer
  • 1907 Francois "Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti
  • 1907 Otto F A H van Nispen, Dutch mayor (Pannerden)/MP (KVP)
  • 1907 Phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), born in London, England
  • 1910 Werner Wolf Glaser, composer
  • 1912 Belinda Quirey, dance historian/teacher
  • 1912 Piet van Egmond, Dutch organist/conductor (Neth Chamber Orch)
  • 1912 Robert Doisneau, photographer
  • 1913 Everhard van Royen, Dutch flautist/founder (Alma musica)
  • 1913 Jean Fournet, French conductor
  • 1913 John Howard, actor (Dave-My Three Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1916 Commandur Rajagopalachari Rangachari, cricketer (India 1947-48)
  • 1916 Denis ApIvor, composer
  • 1916 Emerson Buckley, composer
  • 1917 Valerie Hobson, North Ireland, actress (Great Expectations)
  • 1917 Marvin Miller, American labor activist, (d. 2012)
  • 1918 Mary Healy, actress (2nd Fiddle, He Married his Wife), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1920 Eduardo Maturana, composer
  • 1920 John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court Justice
  • 1921 Thomas Schelling, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1922 David Alexandrovich Toradze, composer
  • 1922 Maria Luisa Bemberg, filmmaker
  • 1923 William Darling, journalist
  • 1923 Roberto DeVicenzo, Argentine golf player
  • 1924 Shorty Rogers, [Milton M Rajonsky], composer
  • 1925 Abel Muzorewa, bishop/premier (Rhodesia)
  • 1925 Bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Good Lovin')
  • 1925 H G Kischenchand, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1880 Philosopher John Muir (41) weds Louisa Strentzel

Environmental Philosopher John Muir
Environmental Philosopher
John Muir

HeartWedding of Interest

1890 Painter Pierre Auguste Renoir (49) weds Aline Victorine Charigot

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir

HeartWedding of Interest

1935 PGA golfer Ben Hogan (22) weds Valerie Fox in Cleburne, Texas

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan

HeartWedding of Interest

1950 Baseball manager Tom Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 Actress Vera Miles (25) weds actor Gordon Scott (29)

Actress Vera Miles
Actress
Vera Miles

HeartWedding of Interest

1958 Film director Stanley Kubrick (29) weds actress Christiane Harlan (25)

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick

HeartWedding of Interest

1976 The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (32) weds writer and director Nora Ephron (34) at a civil ceremony in Manhattan

Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein

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1976 Actress Doris Day (52) weds restaurateur Barry Comden

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • 2007 Supermodel Esther Canadas (30) weds MotoGP rider Sete Gibernau (34) in Spain
  • 2007 Two and a Half Men actress Melanie Lynskey (29) weds actor Jimmi Simpson (31) in a chapel overlooking a vineyard on Lake Hayes, near Queenstown, New Zealand
  • 2007 "Rocky" film series actor Carl Weathers (59) weds award-winning producer Jennifer Peterson on a seaside wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • 2012 "Lady Antebellum" singer Dave Haywood (29) weds executive with Warner Bros. Records Kelli Cashiola (30) in Nashville, Tennessee

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1978 Novelist Danielle Steel (30) divorces Danny Zugelder after almost 3 years of marriage

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1994 Musician Billy Joel & supermodel Christie Brinkley announce plans to divorce

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 126

  • 711 Childebert III, king of French, dies at about 27
  • 911 Sergius III, Italian Pope (904-11), dies
  • 1099 Conrad, bishop of Utrecht, stabbed to death
  • 1132 Mstislav of Kiev (b. 1076)
  • 1240 Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, Prince of Wales, dies
  • 1279 Boleslaw the Pious, Polish duke
  • 1279 Boleslaus of Greater Poland
  • 1322 Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Lord Badlesmere, English soldier (b. 1275)
  • 1345 Richard Aungerville, English bishop and writer (b. 1287)
  • 1427 John IV, duke of Brabant, dies
  • 1433 Liduina van Schiedam, Dutch mystic (Christ's Bride)/saint, dies at 53
  • 1471 Richard Neville [16th Earl of Warwick], English nobleman and military commander known as Warwick the Kingmaker, slain in battle at 42
  • 1552 Laurentius Andreae, [Lars Andersson], Swedish church reformer, dies
  • 1574 Christoffel Palts, German general strategist, dies in battle
  • 1574 Hendrik, count of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies in battle
  • 1574 Louis, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies in battle at 35
  • 1578 James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, consort of Mary I of Scotland
  • 1599 Henry Wallop, English statesman
  • 1655 Johann Erasmus Kindermann, composer, dies at 39
  • 1662 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (b. 1582)
  • 1682 Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (b. 1621)
  • 1692 Carlos de Gurrea, Spanish viceroy (Spanish Netherlands), dies
  • 1695 Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables), dies at 73
  • 1716 Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral
  • 1721 Michel Chamillart, French statesman (b. 1652)

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1759 George Frideric Handel, German-British baroque composer and organist (Messiah, Water Music), dies at 74

  • 1764 Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow, Danish astronomer, dies at 84
  • 1785 William Whitehead, English writer and poet, British Poet Laureate (1757-85), dies at about 70
  • 1792 Maximilian Hell, Slovakian astronomer (b. 1720)
  • 1813 Joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer, dies at 34
  • 1843 Joseph Franz Karl Lanner, Austria, composer/violist, dies at 42
  • 1874 Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch author/engineer on Curacao, dies at 86
  • 1888 William Fisk Sherwin, composer, dies at 62
  • 1910 Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (b. 1856)
  • 1911 Addie Joss, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1911 Henri Elzéar Taschereau, French Canadian jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)
  • 1912 Henri Brisson, French statesman (b. 1835)
  • 1913 Karl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren), dies at 68
  • 1914 Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist, dies at 58
  • 1914 Hubert Bland, English co-founder of the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
  • 1915 James Hutton Brew, Pioneer of West African Journalism, dies
  • 1917 Lew [Lejzer L] Zamenhof, Polish doc/linguist (Esperanto), dies at 57

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1924 Louis Sullivan, architect (father of skyscrapers), dies at 67

Architect and Father of Skyscrapers Louis Sullivan
Architect and Father of Skyscrapers
Louis Sullivan
  • 1924 Roland Napoleon Bonaparte, Fr officer/explorer (Surinam), dies at 65
  • 1925 Pieter D van Essen, Dutch artillery officer, dies at 54
  • 1930 W Majakowski, writer, dies at 36
  • 1934 Gerald du Maurier, British actor-manager (Unmarried, Escape), dies
  • 1934 Karl Dane, dies at 57
  • 1935 Amalie Emmy Noether, German mathematician (b. 1882)
  • 1941 Jack Edmonson, Australian corporal in Tobruk (Victoria Cross), dies
  • 1941 Guillermo Kahlo, father of Frida Kahlo (b. 1871)
  • 1943 Asser B Kleerekoper, SDAP-Second-Member of parliament, dies at 62
  • 1943 Geoffrey Turton Shaw, composer, dies at 63
  • 1948 Walter P Reuther, Pres (United Auto Workers), shot at his home
  • 1949 Joseph A Cushman, US paleontologist, dies at 68
  • 1950 Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (b. 1879)
  • 1953 Emmanuel K de Bom, Flemish writer (Scheldelucht), dies at 84
  • 1960 Archibald McIndoe, plastic surgeon, dies
  • 1964 Bert McGirr, cricketer (2 Tests for NZ, 51 runs), dies
  • 1964 Earle Hodgins, actor (Guestward Ho!), dies at 64

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1964 Rachel Carson, American biologist/author (Silent spring), dies at 56

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • 1964 Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (b. 1876)
  • 1965 Leonard Mudie, dies of heart ailment at 82
  • 1965 Perry E Smith, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
  • 1965 Robert E Hickok, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
  • 1968 Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 1971 Armand Spitz, developer of small educational planetarium, dies
  • 1973 Magda Janssens, Flemish actress (Nederlands in 7 Lessons), dies at 88
  • 1973 Minna Gombell, dies in Santa Monica CA
  • 1975 Fredric March, American actor (Inherit the Wind), dies of prostate cancer at 77
  • 1976 Maude Prickett, actress (Rosie-Hazel), dies at 60
  • 1976 José Revueltas, Mexican writer (b. 1914)
  • 1977 Riekus Waskowsky, Dutch poet, dies at 44
  • 1980 Tom Fadden, actor (Duffeild-Broken Arrow, Cimarron City), dies at 84
  • 1983 Nina Dumbadze, Russian discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952), dies at 64

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1983 Pete Farndon, rock bassist (Pretenders), dies

Musician Pete Farndon
Musician
Pete Farndon
  • 1983 Willem F Bon, Dutch composer, dies at 42
  • 1984 Dionisis Papagiannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • 1985 Enver Hoxha, Albanian leader (1944-85), dies
  • 1985 Reginald Beane, pianist (Starlit Time, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 63
  • 1985 Noele Gordon, British actress (Crossroads) dies at 65

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1986 Simone de Beauvoir, French author (She Came to Stay), dies of pneumonia at 78

  • 1987 Karl Holler, composer, dies at 79
  • 1988 Herbert Reynolds Inch, composer, dies at 83
  • 1988 Johan Franco, composer, dies at 79
  • 1988 John Stonehouse, British politician (b. 1925)
  • 1989 Lance Pierre, cricketer (Test WI v Engl 1948, DNB, 7 overs 0-28), dies
  • 1990 Martin Kessel, writer, dies on 89th birthday
  • 1990 Peter Dunn, actor (Invaders from Mars) dies
  • 1990 Thurston Harris, American singer (b. 1931)
  • 1992 David Miller, dies of cancer at 82
  • 1992 Sammy Price, US boogie-woogie pianist, dies
  • 1993 Jo Boer, Dutch painter/writer/author (Heir, dies at 85
  • 1993 Sam Ntombani, ANC-secretary in Soweto South-Africa, shot to death
  • 1994 Selometsi Baholo, vice-premier of Lesotho, murdered
  • 1994 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
  • 1995 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Advent), dies at 89
  • 1995 Burl Ives, folk singer/actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies at 85
  • 1995 Donald Keech, entrepreneur, dies at 74
  • 1995 James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist, dies at 75