On This Day for 16th April

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 181

  • 1457 BC Battle of Megiddo: Egyptian forces of Thutmose III defeat a large Canaanite coalition under King of Kadesh. First battle recorded with a reliable account.
  • 1178 BC A solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom after the Trojan War.
  • 73 Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.
  • 556 Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1071 Bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy.
  • 1346 The Serbian Empire is proclaimed in Skopje at an Easter assembly and Stephen Uroš IV Dušan crowned Emperor over much of the Balkans.
  • 1395 Azzo X d'Este is defeated at the Battle of Portomaggiore by Venetian-Ferrarese troops.
  • 1509 French army under Louis XII enters Alps

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1521 Martin Luther arrives at the Diet of Worms assembly

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
  • 1582 Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.
  • 1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme military commander of the Holy Roman Empire

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1705 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • 1746 Jacobite Rising 1745: Battle of Culloden, the last battle on British soil: Royalist troops under the Duke of Cumberland defeat the Jacobite army.
  • 1780 The University of Münster in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded.
  • 1787 1st American comedy, "The Contrast," made its debut in NYC

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1789 George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

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1799 Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor - Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1818 Senate ratifies Rush-Bagot amendment (unarmed US-Canada border)
  • 1849 Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "Le prophète" premieres in Paris
  • 1853 The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.

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1854 Franz Liszt's "Mazeppa" premieres

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1854 San Salvador destroyed by earthquake
  • 1854 Steamer "Long Beach" sinks off Long Beach NY, 311 die
  • 1858 The Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up.
  • 1861 US president Lincoln outlaws business with confederate states (US Civil War)
  • 1862 Slavery abolished in District of Columbia
  • 1862 American Confederate Congress approves conscription act for all white males (18-35 years)
  • 1865 Battle of Columbus & West Point, GA (Ft Tyler)
  • 1866 Karakozov attempts to assassinate Tsar Alexander II of Russia
  • 1866 Nitroglycerine at Wells Fargo & Co office explodes
  • 1868 Louisiana voters approve new constitution
  • 1869 Ebenezer Bassett, 1st US Negro diplomat, begins service in Haiti
  • 1870 Vaudeville Theatre Strand opens in London
  • 1871 German Empire ends all anti-Jewish civil restrictions

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1874 Dr David Livingstone's body arrives in Southampton

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone
  • 1881 In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle.
  • 1883 Paul Kruger chosen as president of Transvaal
  • 1888 Drentse & Friese peat cutters go on strike
  • 1900 US Post Office issues 1st books of postage stamps
  • 1908 Natural Bridges National Monument forms (Lake Powell, Utah)
  • 1912 Harriet Quimby becomes 1st woman pilot to fly across English Channel
  • 1912 Pirates turn a rare 5-3-7 doubleplay (left fielder covers 2nd base)
  • 1913 The Bulgarians and the Turks agree to an armistice that will be accepted by the other nations involved

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1917 [OS Apr 3] Lenin arrives back from exile in Russia at Finland Station, Petrograd to join the Russian Revolution

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1917 [OS Apr 4] Lenin issues his radical "April Theses" calling for Soviets to take power during Russian Revolution
  • 1918 The British House of Commons passes a new Military Service Bill, taking men up to 55 years old and extending to Ireland
  • 1921 Liberal Freedom League forms in The Hague

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1922 Annie Oakley sets women's record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley
  • 1922 German-Russian treaty signed in Italy, Soviet Union recognized
  • 1924 1st radio-transmission of wireless: Mattheus Passion
  • 1924 Child labor laws strengthened in Holland
  • 1925 During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
  • 1926 Book of the Month Club sends out its 1st selections "Lolly Willowes" & "Loving Huntsman" by Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • 1929 Cleve Indian Earl Averill, becomes 1st AL to hit a HR on 1st at bat
  • 1929 NY Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers
  • 1935 1st radio broadcast of "Fibber McGee & Molly"

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1935 Babe Ruth's 1st NL game, for Boston Braves, included a HR

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1938 Great Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia

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1939 Stalin requests British, French & Russian anti-nazi pact

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1939 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
  • 1940 1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition)
  • 1940 Cleve Indian Bob Feller hurls an opening day no-hitter vs Chic, 1-0
  • 1940 Heitor Villa-Lobos' opera "Izaht" premieres in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1941 Little Theater at Adelphi Strand closes
  • 1942 Japanese occupying army on Java installs film censorship
  • 1943 40 NZ bombers attack Haarlem, Netherlands (85 killed)
  • 1943 Swiss scientist Dr. Albert Hofmann discovers the psychedelic effects of LSD.
  • 1945 German troops in Groningen surrender
  • 1945 US troops enter Nuremberg, Germany
  • 1945 US troops land on He Shima, Okinawa
  • 1945 Colditz Castle, the high-security prisoner of war camp in Germany, is liberated by American troops.
  • 1946 1st US launch of captured V-2 rocket, White Sands, NM; 8 km alt
  • 1946 NSB mayor of Rotterdam, Netherlands, FE Muller sentence to 100 years in jail
  • 1947 -17] Explosions & fire on French ship Grandcamp
  • 1947 Lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (NYC)
  • 1947 Massive explosion & fire kills 522 in Texas City, Tx
  • 1948 Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris
  • 1949 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games (2nd year in a row)
  • 1951 British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75
  • 1952 "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances

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1953 British royal yacht Britannia launched by Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1953 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Palm Springs Golf Open
  • 1953 Phillie's Connie Ryan gets 6 hits in a game
  • 1953 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 1953 WAND TV channel 17 in Decatur, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KVAL TV channel 13 in Eugene, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 3
  • 1956 1st solar powered radios go on sale
  • 1957 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 1957 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1958 French government of Gaillard falls due to Tunisia crisis
  • 1958 5th National Film Awards (India): "Do Aankhen Barah Haath" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1959 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 44 performances
  • 1959 Datu Abdul Rozak inaugurated as premier of Malaysia federation
  • 1959 NY Yankees unveil their 1st message scoreboard
  • 1959 Phils' Dave Philley gets a major league record 9th straight pinch hit
  • 1961 15th Tony Awards: Becket & Bye Bye Birdie win

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1961 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 259

  • 778 King Louis the Pious (d. 840)
  • 1319 King John II of France (d. 1364)
  • 1495 Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557)
  • 1628 Cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand
  • 1635 Frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter
  • 1646 Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708)
  • 1648 John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)
  • 1652 Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)
  • 1660 Hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum)
  • 1661 Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, British poet and statesman (d. 1715)
  • 1673 Francesco Feroci, composer
  • 1682 John Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope)
  • 1693 Anne Sophie Reventlow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1743)
  • 1697 Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer
  • 1703 Caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke
  • 1728 Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist
  • 1738 Henry Clinton, British general (d. 1795)
  • 1755 Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, French painter (d. 1842)
  • 1800 Jozef Stefani, composer
  • 1800 William Chambers, author/publisher (Basis of Communication & Coding)
  • 1800 George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, British soldier (d. 1888)
  • 1808 Caleb Blood Smith, Secy Int (Union), (d. 1864)
  • 1816 Edward "Old Allegheny" Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1820 Georg Curtius, German classical linguist
  • 1821 Ford Maddox Brown, painter
  • 1823 Mother Joseph, [Esther Pariseau], religious leader (US capitol)
  • 1823 Orlando Bolivar Wilcox, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1907)
  • 1823 Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (d. 1852)
  • 1827 Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (d. 1879)
  • 1832 John A Neuhuys, painter
  • 1838 Karel Bendl, composer
  • 1844 Anatole France, writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921)
  • 1847 Hans Auer, Swiss architect, (d. 1906)
  • 1848 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Social Reformer of Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1919)
  • 1850 Herbert Baxter Adams, US, historian (American Historical Association)
  • 1851 Ernst Josephson, Sweden, artist
  • 1859 Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist (d. 1924)
  • 1861 Isaac Murphy, US jockey (won 628 races)
  • 1865 Henry George Chauvel, Australian general (d. 1945)
  • 1867 Jose de Diego, Puerto Rico, patriot/PR Secretary of Justice

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1867 Wilbur Wright, American aviator (Wright Brothers), born in Millville, Indiana (d. 1912)

Aviator Wilbur Wright
Aviator
Wilbur Wright
  • 1868 Joel Angel, Russian musicologist/composer
  • 1868 Spottiswoode Aitken, Edinburgh Scot, actor (Eagle, Home Sweet Home)
  • 1871 John Millington Synge, Ireland, dramatist/poet (Riders to the Sea)
  • 1871 Martin Lunssens, composer
  • 1878 R E "Tip" Foster, cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903)
  • 1881 Edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax/ambassador to US (1940-46)
  • 1882 Seth Bingham, composer
  • 1885 Leo Weiner, Hungary, composer (Fasching)
  • 1886 Ernst Thalmann, German communist presidential candidate
  • 1886 Jekabs Graubins, composer
  • 1886 Konstantin Mostras, composer
  • 1889 Charles 'Charlie' Chaplin, actor/comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush), born in London, England
  • 1893 Federico Mompou, composer
  • 1893 Joseph Yasser, composer
  • 1895 Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer (d. 1948)
  • 1897 Arthur Charles Ernest Hoeree, composer
  • 1897 Jaap Vranken, Dutch organist/composer (Stabat Mater)
  • 1897 John B Glubb, British commandant/writer (A soldier with the Arabs)
  • 1899 Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (d. 1988)
  • 1900 Polly Adler, Russia, bordello proprieter/author (House is not a Home)
  • 1901 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen)
  • 1901 Leo Poos, nazi police officer (caught Dutch underground agents)
  • 1904 Clifford Case, (Sen-R-NJ)
  • 1904 Fifi D'Orsay, actress (Life Jimmy Dolan, Girl from Calgary), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1905 John Lee-Barber, admiral
  • 1906 Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • 1906 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, Dutch peace activist
  • 1906 Marion Lloyd Vince, American fencer (National champ 1928, 31), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1906 Pigmeat Markham, Durham NC, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In)
  • 1907 August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (d. 1947)
  • 1907 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, French-Canadian inventor and businessman (Bombardier) (d. 1964)
  • 1909 Herman Uyttersprot, Flemish literature historian
  • 1911 Christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges movies)
  • 1911 William Stearn, botanist
  • 1912 David Langton, Scotland, actor (Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship)
  • 1912 John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Garth Williams, American illustrator (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1913 Constance Shacklock, opera singer
  • 1913 Les Tremayne, actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds), born in London, England
  • 1913 Lord Aberconway, CEO (John Brown & Co)
  • 1914 John Hodiak, actor (A Bell for Adamo, Lifeboat), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1915 Dany [Daniel S] Tuijnman, head of Dutch traffic & water
  • 1915 Gerard McLarnon, actor/writer
  • 1917 Barry Nelson, American actor, first actor to play James Bond, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Charlotte Salomon, German-Jewish artist, born in Berlin, Germany

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1918 Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (Digby, 3 Musketeers), born in Ahmednagar, Bombay, India (d. 2002)

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • 1918 Joan Alexander, American actress
  • 1918 Dick Gibson, British racing driver
  • 1919 Merce Cunningham, choreographer (Acrobat in Every Soul is a Circus)
  • 1919 Tom Willmore, English geometer (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Dermot O'Callaghan Grubb, prison governor
  • 1920 John William Farr, bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1920 Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo)
  • 1921 Peter Ustinov, actor (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd), born in London, England
  • 1922 Christopher Samuel Youd, UK, sci-fi author (Tripods Trilogy), (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Kingsley Amis, novelist (Lucky Jim, James Bond Dossier), born in London, England
  • 1922 Leo Tindemans, Belgian statesman, Prime Minister of Belgium (1974-78), born in Zwijndrecht,
  • 1922 Eddie Bert, Yonkers, New York, bebopjazz trombonist, (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1966 Actor and comedian Michael Palin (22) weds Helen Gibbins

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin

HeartWedding of Interest

1994 Singer Harry Connick Jr (26) weds model Jill Goodare (30) at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1996 Singer Judy Collins (57) weds industrial designer Louis Nelson (59) at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City
  • 2005 One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush (23) weds actor Chad Michael Murray (24) at Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, California
  • 2005 "Survivor: All-Stars" winner Amber Mariano (26) weds The Amazing Race star Rob Mariano (29) at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas

Famous Divorces

  • 1816 Leading Romantic Age poet Lord Byron signs Deed of Separation dissolving his marriage with Lady Byron at her request after 1 year of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 112

  • 69 Marcus Salvius Otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32)
  • 744 al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph
  • 924 Berengar of Friuli, King of Italy
  • 1113 Sviatopolk II of Kiev, Russian prince (b. 1050)
  • 1118 Adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily
  • 1198 Duke Frederick I of Austria
  • 1446 Filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies
  • 1496 David van Bourgondie, Bishop of Utrecht (1456-96), dies at about 69
  • 1529 Louis de Berquin, French humanist/reformer/heretic, burned at stake
  • 1619 Denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies
  • 1645 Tobias Hume, English composer
  • 1687 George Villiers 2nd duke of Buckingham, dies at 59
  • 1689 Aphra Behn, English dramatist (b. 1640)
  • 1743 Cornelis van Bijnkershoek, Dutch lawyer (Roman law), dies at 69
  • 1756 Jacques Cassini, Fr astronomer (Discover rings of Saturn), dies at 79
  • 1760 Laurence, 4th Earl Ferrers, executed for murder of his steward
  • 1783 Christian Mayer, Czech astronomer (b. 1719)
  • 1788 Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French naturalist (b. 1707)
  • 1825 John Henry Fuseli, painter/art writer (Tracks in the Snow), dies at 84
  • 1828 Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82
  • 1846 Domenico Dragonetti, composer, dies at 83

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1850 Marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, maker of wax figures, dies at 88

Wax Museum Creator Madame Tussaud
Wax Museum Creator
Madame Tussaud
  • 1858 Johann Baptist Cramer, Ger/Brit pianist/composer/publisher, dies at 87
  • 1859 Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian (b. 1805)
  • 1860 Carolina, duchess of Berry/daughter of crown prince of Naples, dies
  • 1865 Robert C Tyler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle
  • 1870 Anatoli O Demidov, Russian ruler of Donato/traveller, dies
  • 1876 Augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer, dies at 83
  • 1879 Bernadette, st/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers France
  • 1881 George William Martin, composer, dies at 56
  • 1888 Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (b. 1845)
  • 1899 Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (b 1875)
  • 1904 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (b. 1888)
  • 1904 Samuel Smiles, Scottish writer and reformer (b. 1812)
  • 1914 George W Hill, US astronomer (moon orbit), dies at 76
  • 1915 Nelson W. Aldrich, American politician (b. 1841)
  • 1916 Tom Horan, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust, 471 runs, 11 wickets), dies
  • 1920 John Conrad Nordqvist, composer, dies at 80
  • 1924 Jack Board, cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies
  • 1928 Henry Birks, Canadian businessman, founder of Henri Birks and Sons (b. 1840)
  • 1929 Abraham van Stolk Jzn, art collector, dies at 57
  • 1930 José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894)
  • 1938 Bertram Wagstaff Mills, circus proprietor, dies
  • 1938 Steve Bloomer, English footballer (b. 1874)
  • 1941 Josiah Charles Stamp, 1st baron/statisician, dies
  • 1946 Arthur Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver and automobile designer (b. 1884)
  • 1947 Rudolf Höß, commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp (b. 1900)
  • 1949 Sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka, Indon communist, executed at 54
  • 1951 Emile Erens, Dutch hagiographer (Pastor of Ars), dies at 85
  • 1955 Abdullah Seif el-Islam, brother of Yemenite king Ahmed, beheaded

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1958 Rosalind Franklin, British chemist (b. 1920)

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin
  • 1959 Charles Halton, dies at 83
  • 1968 Edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82
  • 1968 Fay Bainter, actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair), dies at 76
  • 1970 Richard Neutra, American architect (b. 1892)
  • 1972 Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72
  • 1978 Lucius D Clay, gen/gov US zone W-Germany (airlift), dies at 80
  • 1981 Eric Hollies, cricketer (13 Tests for England, 44 wickets), dies
  • 1985 Scott Brady, [Gerald Tierney], actor (Shotgun Slade), dies at 60
  • 1988 Clifford Roach, cricketer (16 Tests early in WI cricket history), dies
  • 1988 Jacques de Kadt, Dutch 2nd chamber member (soc-dem), dies at 90
  • 1988 Khalil al-Wazir, PLO leader, assassinated by Israeli commandos at 52
  • 1988 Warde Donovan, dies at 72
  • 1989 Tawfieq Yusuf Awwaad, Lebanese writer, dies

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1991 David Lean, film director (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies of pneumonia at 83

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • 1992 Andy Russell, drummer/vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72
  • 1992 Frank Killmond, dies at 58
  • 1992 Neville Brand, American actor (Stalag 17), dies of emphysema at 71
  • 1993 John P W Meefout, sculptor (Laying wife), dies at 77
  • 1994 John McLiam, Canadian-born American actor (In Cold Blood), dies of Parkinson's disease at 75
  • 1994 Ralph Waldo Ellison, US writer (Invisible Man), dies at 80
  • 1994 Ron Vawter, US actor (Roy Cohn, The Silence of the Lambs), dies at 45
  • 1994 Samuel Selvon, author, dies at 70
  • 1995 Arthur English, comedian, dies at 75
  • 1995 Cheyenne Brando, daughter of Marlon, commits suicide
  • 1995 Cyril Enfield, film Director, dies at 80
  • 1995 Stewart Myles MacPherson, broadcaster, dies at 86
  • 1995 Iqbal Masih, Pakistani child slave labourer, activist (b. 1982)
  • 1996 Lucille Bremer, dancer/actress (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 73
  • 1996 Madeleine Bourdouxhe, writer, dies at 89
  • 1996 Raymond Earl Hill, saxophonist, dies at 62
  • 1996 Stavros Spyros Niarchos, Greek shipowner, dies at 86
  • 1997 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, media tycoon, dies at 66
  • 1997 Mae Boren Axton, song writer (Heartbreak Hotel), dies at 82
  • 1997 Michael Stroka, actor (Aristede-Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 57
  • 1997 Roland Topor, French illustrator (b. 1938)
  • 1998 Fred Davis, English snooker player (b. 1913)
  • 1998 Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician (b. 1920)
  • 1999 Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1946)
  • 2001 Alec Stock, English football manager (b. 1917)
  • 2002 Ruth Fertel, American restaurateur (b. 1927)
  • 2002 Robert Urich, American actor (b. 1946)
  • 2003 Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor, dies of multiple myeloma at 72
  • 2003 Graham Stuart Thomas, English author and garden designer (b. 1909)
  • 2005 Kay Walsh, British actress (b. 1911)
  • 2005 Kim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor (b. 1943)
  • 2005 Marla Ruzicka, American humanitarian worker and peace activist (b. 1976)
  • 2006 Francisco Adam, Portuguese actor and model (b. 1983)
  • 2007 Gaetan Duchesne, Canadian hockey player (b. 1962)
  • 2007 Maria Lenk, Brazilian swimmer and first Brazilian woman to compete in the Olympic Games (b. 1915)