On This Day for 15th April

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 201

  • 69 Battle at Bedriacum, North-Italy
  • 1205 Battle at Adrianople: Bulgaria beats Emp Boudouin of Constantinople
  • 1250 Pope Innoncent III refuses Jews of Cordova Spain to build a synagogue
  • 1450 French defeat English at Battle of Formigny in 100 Years' War

Conference-meetingMeeting of Interest

1493 -20/4 Barcelona] Columbus meets with King Ferdinand & Isabella

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1528 Pánfilo the Narváez, Spanish conquistador arrives in Florida with 350 men to a hostile reception from native indians

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1534 Thomas Cromwell is appointed Chief Secretary to King Henry VIII

Lawyer and Statesman Thomas Cromwell
Lawyer and Statesman
Thomas Cromwell
King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

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1581 Cortes van Thomar accepts Philip II as king of Portugal

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1594 Fleming Pieter Stevens appointed royal painter of Rudolf II (Prague)
  • 1621 Hugo the Great arrives in France
  • 1632 Battle of Rain; Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat Count Tilly of the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War.
  • 1654 England & Netherlands sign peace treaty

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1689 French King Louis XIV declares war on Spain

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1697 Charles XII succeeds Charles XI as King of Sweden
  • 1715 Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
  • 1716 Great Northern War: Prussian troops occupy Swedish controlled German port of Wismar

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1729 Johann Sebastian Bach's "St Matthew Passion" premieres in Leipzig

  • 1738 Bottle opener invented

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1738 Premiere in London of "Serse", an Italian opera by George Frederic Handel.

  • 1755 Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" published in London.
  • 1776 Duchess of Kingston found guilty of bigamy
  • 1788 Britain, Netherlands & Prussia sign peace treaty
  • 1793 Bank of England issues first £5 note
  • 1802 William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy see a "long belt" of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud".
  • 1817 1st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford Conn)
  • 1850 City of San Francisco incorporated
  • 1851 Earl G Andressy sentenced to death in Hungary
  • 1853 Protestant church questions king Willem III RC bishops
  • 1858 Battle of Azimghur, Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists
  • 1861 Federal army (75,000 volunteers) mobilized by US President Lincoln (US Civil War)
  • 1864 General Steeles' Union troops occupies Camden, Arkansas

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1865 Otto Von Bismarck elevated to rank of Count of Bismarck-Schönhausen

German Statesman Otto Von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto Von Bismarck

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1865 Abraham Lincoln is shot & killed while attending the play "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1870 Last day US silver coins allow to circulate in Canada
  • 1874 NY legislature passes compulsory education law
  • 1877 1st telephone installed: Boston-Somerville, Mass
  • 1878 Harley Procter introduces Ivory Soap
  • 1892 General Electric Company, forms & is incorporated in NY
  • 1895 Josephine Blatt (US) makes hip-and-harness lift of 3564 lb (record)
  • 1896 1st Olympic games close at Athens, Greece
  • 1900 Exposition Universelle/World Fair opens in Paris (till 12th Nov)
  • 1900 An early 50 mile race is won by an electric car in over 2 hrs
  • 1901 1st British motorized burial
  • 1901 Pope Leo XIII issues an allocution deploring hostile actions against the Roman Catholic Church throughout Europe
  • 1902 Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Church in US"
  • 1902 Rioting and arson continue in Russia with peasants plundering estates to find food.
  • 1902 Russian minister of interior and head of secret police, Sipyengin, is assassinated by the 'Terror Brigade' of the Socialist Revolutionaries
  • 1906 The Armenian organization AGBU is established.
  • 1909 NY Giant Red Ames 2nd no-hitter, loses in 13 on a 7 hitter to Dodgers
  • 1910 Taft is first US president to throw out a 1st ball at a baseball game
  • 1911 Jack Lawrence Theater (Playhouse) opens at 137 W 48th St NYC

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1911 Walter Johnson pitches a record tying 4 strike outs in an inning

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1912 RMS Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as band plays on
  • 1915 Manuel de Falla's ballet "El Amor Brujo" premieres in Madrid
  • 1915 NY Giant Rube Marquard no-hits Bkln, 2-0
  • 1918 Clemenceau publishes secret French/Austrian documents
  • 1920 New Canadian small cent coin is released
  • 1921 Black Friday in Britain: leaders of transport and rail unions announce a decision not to call for strike action in support of the miners; the epithet 'black' derives from a widespread feeling that the decision amounted to a breach of solidarity and a betrayal of the miners
  • 1922 Banting, MacLeod & Best discover insulin
  • 1922 The legendary Poodle Dog Restaurant closes in San Francisco
  • 1923 1st sound on film public performance shown at Rialto Theater (NYC)
  • 1923 Insulin becomes generally available for diabetics
  • 1924 Flemish-Walloon riots in Louvain, Belgium, 1 dead
  • 1924 WHO-AM in Des Moines Iowa begins radio transmissions
  • 1924 Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
  • 1925 NHL's NY Americans (formerly Hamilton Tigers) 1st game, lose 3-1

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1927 Babe Ruth hits 1st of 60 HRs of season (off A's Howard Ehmke)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1927 Switzerland & USSR agree to diplomatic relations
  • 1928 Alioto's on Fisherman's Wharf (SF) forms
  • 1931 1st backwards walk across American begins
  • 1937 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 3 games to 2
  • 1939 Albert Lebrun elected president of France
  • 1940 British troops land at Narvik, Norway
  • 1941 1st helicopter flight of 1 hr duration, Stratford, Ct
  • 1942 George VI awards George Cross to people of Malta
  • 1943 Metropolitan Life Insurances issues a $225 million check to Chase
  • 1945 British Army liberates Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen

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1945 FDR buried in grounds of Hyde Park home

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1945 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Communium interpretes dolorum
  • 1945 US troops occupy concentration camp Colditz

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1947 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1947 Operations begin at Radio Netherlands World radio
  • 1948 1st Jewish-Arab military battle, arabs defeated
  • 1948 Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh created
  • 1948 KCPX (now KTVX) TV channel 4 in Salt Lake City, UT (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1949 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Redemptoris nostri
  • 1951 Michael Gorsira is 1st person in charge of Curacao
  • 1952 Franklin National Bank issues 1st bank credit card
  • 1952 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Montreal Canadiens in 4 games
  • 1952 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1952 The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress prototype
  • 1953 Malans National Party wins South African elections
  • 1953 WHP TV channel 21 in Harrisburg, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KARK TV channel 4 in Little Rock, AR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Orioles 1st game in Baltimore beat White Sox 3-1
  • 1954 WHO TV channel 13 in Des Moines, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Yankees dedicate a plaque to Edward Barrow

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1955 Ray Kroc opens first McDonald's Inc. fast food restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • 1955 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1956 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 267


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1452 Leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary

Painter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist & Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci

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1469 Guru Nanak, Nankana Sahib, Pakistan, founder of the religion of Sikhism and the 1st Sikh Guru

Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak
Founder of Sikhism
Guru Nanak
  • 1489 Sinan, Ottoman architect (d. 1588)
  • 1552 Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626)
  • 1588 Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguist
  • 1637 Valentin Molitor, composer
  • 1641 Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician (d. 1722)
  • 1646 King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)
  • 1646 Pierre Poiret, French mystic (d. 1719)
  • 1651 Domenico Gabrielli, composer
  • 1682 John van Huysum, Dutch painter (flowers/fruit)
  • 1684 Catherine I, empress of Russia (1725-27)
  • 1688 Johann Friedrich Fasch, composer
  • 1689 Ferdinand Zellbell the elder, Swedish composer (d. 1765)
  • 1707 Leonhard Euler, Bassle Sweden, mathematician (Euler's Constant)
  • 1710 William Cullen, Scottish physician (d. 1790)
  • 1741 Charles Willson Peale, US, port painter/inventor (George Washington)
  • 1757 George Knowil Jackson, composer
  • 1766 Friedrich Bouterwek, German philosopher/critic
  • 1772 Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (d. 1844)
  • 1786 Walter Channing, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, American physician who was the first to use anesthesia during childbirth
  • 1793 Friedrich Struve, Germany, founded dynasty of astronomers
  • 1794 Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)
  • 1800 James Clark Ross, explorer (British Antarctic)
  • 1809 Hermann Gunther Grassmann, mathematician
  • 1812 Pierre-Etienne-Theodore Rousseau, painter
  • 1814 John Lothrop Motley, US, historian/author (Rise of Dutch Rep)
  • 1820 Evander McNair, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • 1821 Emerson Brown Joseph, (Confederacy), (d. 1894)
  • 1822 Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Dana, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1827 Julius Tausch, composer
  • 1829 Mary Harris Thompson, 1st American woman surgeon
  • 1832 Wilhelm Busch, German poet (d. 1908)
  • 1837 Horace Porter, Bvt Brigadier General (Union Army), (d. 1921)
  • 1841 Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (d. 1919)
  • 1843 Carl Eilhardt, composer
  • 1843 Henry James, American/British author (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians), (d. 1916)
  • 1845 Dave Gregory, cricketer (Australia's 1st Test captain)
  • 1850 John Munroe Longyear, US, capitalist/bank president
  • 1858 Anton G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch painter/lithographer/etcher
  • 1858 Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Division du travail social)
  • 1861 Bliss Carman, Canadian poet (d. 1929)
  • 1874 Johannes Stark, Germany, physicist (Stark effect) (Nobel 1919)
  • 1874 George Harrison Shull, American plant geneticist (d. 1954)
  • 1875 Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright/novelist (Poverty)

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1875 James J. Jeffries, Carroll Ohio, American heavyweight boxer

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1878 Robert Walser, writer
  • 1879 Melville Henry Cane, American lawyer (d. 1980)
  • 1882 Giovanni Amendola, Italian antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo)
  • 1883 Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)
  • 1885 Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general (d. 1947)
  • 1886 Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)
  • 1888 Florence Bates, actress (Kismet, I Remember Mama), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1888 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)
  • 1889 Asa Philip Randolph, labor leader (Railroad Porter's Union)
  • 1889 Thomas Hart Benton, Missouri, painter/muralist (Lonesome Road)
  • 1891 Vaino Raitio, composer
  • 1891 Wallace Reid, St Louis MO, actor/dir/screenwriter (Every Inch a Man)
  • 1892 Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
  • 1892 Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot (d. 1975)
  • 1894 Elizabeth Mae "Bessie" Smith, Empress of Blues (over 200 songs)

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1894 Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Kalinovka, Dmitriyevsky Uyezd, Kursk Governorate, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64)

First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1895 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte)
  • 1895 Harry F V Edward, British Guiana, 100m/200m runner (Oly-bronze-1920)
  • 1895 Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards player (d. 1980)
  • 1896 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1898 Marian Jordan, actress, radio comedienne (Molly-Fibber McGee & Molly)
  • 1898 Nini de Boel, Flemish operette singer (White Horse)
  • 1901 Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)
  • 1902 Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1903 Erich Arendt, writer [or Apr 16]
  • 1903 John Williams, England, actor (Niles-Family Affair, Dial M for Murder)
  • 1904 Arshile Gorky, Armenian Artist (d. 1948)
  • 1906 A J "Sandy" Bell, South African cricket fast bowler (16 Tests 1929-35)
  • 1906 Susan Walker, vice CEO (WRVS)
  • 1907 Gerald Abrahams, author (Teach Yourself Chess), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1907 Nicholas Tinbergen, Neth/British biologist/zoologist (Nobel 1973)
  • 1908 Eden Ahbez, songwriter

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1908 Lita Grey, Hollywood California, American actress

Actress Lita Grey
Actress
Lita Grey
  • 1910 Lord Grey of Naunton, chancellor (Ulster University)
  • 1911 Jacob Fresco, Dutch architect (Antilles Brewery/Autonomy Monument)
  • 1912 Kim II Sung, Eternal President ("The Great Leader") of North Korea (1945-94)
  • 1912 Peter Menzies, CEO (British Electricity Council)
  • 1914 John Gregory, dancer
  • 1915 Ernest Borneman, sexual researcher psychotherapist writer/musicologist
  • 1915 Elizabeth Catlett, sculptor and print maker (Mother and Child), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • 1916 Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
  • 1917 Hans Conried, Balt Md, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy)
  • 1917 Pietro Grossi, composer
  • 1918 John Baragrey, Haleyville AL, actor (Creeper, Colossus of NY)
  • 1919 Clive Beadon, airman
  • 1919 Elizabeth Catelett, sculptor/lithographer
  • 1919 Meriol Trevor, novelist/biographer (Civil Prisoners)
  • 1920 Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), born in Stuttgart
  • 1920 Thomas Szasz, Budapest, Hungary, psychiatrist (The Myth of Mental Illness, The Manufacture of Madness), (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Georgi Timofeyevich Beregovoi, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 3)
  • 1921 Norman Ewart Thurston, musician
  • 1922 Harold Washington, 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87)
  • 1922 Michael Ansara, Lowell Mass, actor (Cochise-Broken Arrow, Centennial), (d. 2013)
  • 1923 Douglas Wass, CEO (Equity & Law Life Assurance Company)

Famous Weddings

  • 1595 Willem I's daughter of Elisabeth of Nassau marries duke Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne of Broth
  • 1909 Mien Wenneker, Dutch prince Henry's lover, weds Uncle Cornelis Abbo
  • 1925 Russian writer ("Lolita") Vladimir Nabokov (26) marries fellow Russian writer Vera Evseevna Slonim (23) in Berlin

HeartWedding of Interest

1953 Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe

HeartWedding of Interest

1978 Novelist Danielle Steel (30) weds William George Toth

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • 1989 South African/British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries
  • 2006 Miss Nigeria 2002 Sylvia Ansa Edem weds businessman Chris Emecheta at the the Recreation Park, Victoria Garden City, Lekki Lagos
  • 2006 "Maria Full of Grace" actress Catalina Sandino Moreno (24) weds lighting technician David Michael Ewell in an intimate civil ceremony in Cartagena de Indies, Colombia

Famous Divorces

  • 1994 Robert F Kennedy Jr (21 days after his divorce) weds Mary Richardson

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

2011 Grammy-winning pop singer Christina Aguilera (29) divorces music executive Jordan Bratman (33) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 132

  • 1053 Godwin, Earl of Wessex
  • 1220 Adolf I, archbishop of Cologne, dies
  • 1415 Manuel Chrysoloras, Greek humanist and grammarian
  • 1472 Leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Philodoxis), dies at 68
  • 1502 Jan IV Chalon, prince of Orange, dies
  • 1607 Cornelius Kilianus, Flemish translator/poet, dies at about 78
  • 1610 Johan van Duivenoorde, mister of Warmond, dies at about 62
  • 1621 John Carver, first governor of Plymouth Colony
  • 1632 George Calvert, Proprietor of the Avalon (Maryland) Colony (b. 1580)
  • 1641 Domenico Zampieri, Italian painter (b. 1581)
  • 1652 Patriarch Joseph, head of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • 1659 Simon Dach, German poet, dies
  • 1719 Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer, dies at 76
  • 1719 Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, second wife of Louis XIV of France (b. 1635)
  • 1754 Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (b. 1676)
  • 1756 Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, composer, dies at 29
  • 1761 Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician (b. 1682)
  • 1761 William Oldys, English antiquarian and bibliographer (b. 1696)
  • 1764 Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France (b. 1721) of tuberculosis aged 42
  • 1765 Michail v Lomonosov, Russian scholar/poet, dies at 53
  • 1788 Giuseppi Bonno, composer, dies at 77
  • 1793 Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian Jesuit missionary and geographer (b. 1718)
  • 1804 Charles Pichegru, French general (strangled in prison) (b. 1761)
  • 1811 Ernest Louis Muller, composer, dies at 70
  • 1824 Theodorus F van Capellen, vice-admiral (Algiers), dies at 61
  • 1853 Johann Leopold Fuchs, composer, dies at 67
  • 1854 Arthur Aikin, English chemist, mineralogist, and writer (b. 1773)
  • 1863 Jan Nepomuk Kanka, composer, dies at 90

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1865 Abraham Lincoln, 16th American president, dies from gunshot wound at 56

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1866 William Jackson of Masham, English composer and organist, dies at 51

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1888 Matthew Arnold, English poet, dies at 65

Poet/Critic Matthew Arnold
Poet/Critic
Matthew Arnold
  • 1889 Father Damien, Belgian missionary (b. 1840)
  • 1891 Stephen Albert Emery, composer, dies at 49
  • 1898 Kepa Te Rangihiwinui, Maori military leader
  • 1911 Georg Knorr, German engineer, dies
  • 1912 Edward Smith, captain of the RMS Titanic (b. 1850)
  • 1912 John Jacob Astor IV, billionaire (b. 1864)
  • 1912 William T. Stead American author and journalist. (b. 1849)
  • 1916 Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanist, dies at 75
  • 1920 Jacob van Stolk Azn, art collector, dies at 74
  • 1924 Eduardo Caudella, composer, dies at 82
  • 1925 John Singer Sargent, US portrait painter, dies at 69
  • 1926 Frank Iredale, cricketer (14 Tests for Aust, 807 runs at 36 68), dies
  • 1927 Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Di Giacomo), dies at 47
  • 1927 Gaston Leroux, French writer (b. 1868)
  • 1929 Antonio Smareglia, composer, dies at 74
  • 1937 Nikolai Artzibushev, composer, dies at 79
  • 1938 Caesar Vallejo, Peru/French poet (Trilce, Russia & 1931), dies at 46
  • 1942 Robert Musil, Austrian writer (Mann ohne Eigenschaften), dies at 61
  • 1943 Raffaele Casimiro Casimiri, composer, dies at 62
  • 1943 Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1882)
  • 1947 Wolstenholme, rocker, dies
  • 1948 Radola Gajda, Czech military commander and politician (d. 1892)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1948 Philippine president Manuel Roxas, dies of heart attack at 56

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • 1949 Wallace Beery, US actor (The Champ), dies at 64
  • 1954 Juan Vicente Lecuna, composer, dies at 54
  • 1956 Emile Nolde [Hansen], German painter (Grablegung Christi), dies at 88
  • 1957 Pedro Infante, Mexican actor and singer (b. 1917)
  • 1958 Estelle Taylor, dies at 64
  • 1962 Clara Blandick, committed suicide at 80
  • 1962 Esther Minciotti, dies at 74
  • 1962 Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (b. 1911)
  • 1963 Edward "Carji" Greeves, Australian rules footballer (b. 1903)
  • 1965 Syd Chaplin, dies at 80
  • 1966 Joseph Crehan, dies of stroke at 81
  • 1967 Antonio de Curtis Toto, comedian, dies of heart attack at 69
  • 1968 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer, dies at 73
  • 1969 Victoria von Battenberg, wife of Spanish king Alfonso, dies at 81
  • 1970 Ripper Collins, American baseball player (b. 1904)
  • 1971 Dan Reeves, American football team owner (b. 1912)
  • 1972 Otto Brenner, German trade union leader, dies at 64
  • 1974 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (b. 1906)
  • 1975 Charles Marshall, dies
  • 1975 John B McKay, US test pilot (X-15), dies
  • 1975 Richard Conte, actor (Four Just Men, Jean Arthur Show), dies at 65
  • 1976 Gerald Smith, antisemite/catholic (Natl Christian Crusade), dies at 78

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1980 Jean-Paul Sartre, existentialist philosopher and writer (Nobel 1964), dies in Paris at 74

  • 1980 Marshall Reed, actor (Fred Asher-Lineup), dies at 62
  • 1980 Paul Langton, actor (Leslie-Peyton Place), dies at 76
  • 1980 Raymond Bailey, actor (Mr Drysdale-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 75
  • 1981 French Duynstee, Dutch states rights leader, dies at 67
  • 1982 5 murderers, of Egyptian pres Sadat, executed
  • 1982 Arthur Lowe, Brits actor (Capt Mainwaring in Dad's army), dies at 66
  • 1982 Louis M de Guiringaud, Fren forgn min (1976-78), commits suicide at 70
  • 1983 Gyula Illyes, Hungarian writer/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), dies at 80
  • 1983 Rodolfo Hoyos, actor (Luis-Viva Valdez), dies at 68
  • 1983 Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor
  • 1984 Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician, collapses and dies on stage at 61
  • 1984 Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer (b. 1925)
  • 1986 Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75
  • 1986 Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, cosmonaut, dies at 76
  • 1986 Tim McIntire, actor (Bob Younger-Legend of Jesse James), dies at 42
  • 1988 Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81
  • 1988 Kenneth Williams, dies at 61
  • 1988 Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (b. 1954)
  • 1989 Charles Vanel, dies at 96
  • 1989 Hu Yaobang, general sec of Chinese Commnist Party, dies
  • 1989 Nesuhi Ertegün, American record executive (b. 1917)

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1990 Greta Garbo, actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84

Actress Greta Garbo
Actress
Greta Garbo
  • 1991 Marjorie Warfield, dies at 88