On This Day for 20th April

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 215

  • 295 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 850 Guntherus becomes bishop of Cologne
  • 1139 2nd Lateran Council (10th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
  • 1505 Jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg
  • 1551 John Dudley becomes Earl Marshal of England

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1611 First known performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth at the Globe Theatre, London recorded by Simon Forman

  • 1650 Dutch East India Company (VOC) management sets new guidelines
  • 1653 Cromwell routes English parliament to house
  • 1657 Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet
  • 1689 The former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry.
  • 1702 Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth
  • 1715 Nicholas Rowe's "Tragedy of Lady Jane Grey" premieres in London

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1736 French mathematician Pierre Louis Maupertuis begins his expedition to Lapland to measure a degree of latitude and prove the shape of the earth, he is joined by fellow scientists Anders Celsius, Charles Etienne Louis Camus, Alexis Claude Clairaut, and Pierre-Charles Le Monnier

Astronomer Anders Celsius
Astronomer
Anders Celsius

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1759 George Frederic Handel is buried in Westminster Abbey, London

  • 1770 Captain Cook arrives in New South Wales
  • 1777 New York adopts new constitution as an independent state
  • 1792 France declares war on Austria, Prussia & Sardinia
  • 1799 Friedrich von Schiller's "Wallensteins Tod" premieres in Weimar

Victory-in-battleVictory in Battle

1809 Napoleon I and French forces defeat Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1810 The Governors of Caracas declares the national sovereignty from Spain.
  • 1828 René Caillié is first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou.
  • 1836 Territory of Wisconsin created
  • 1841 1st detective story (Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in Rue Morgue") published
  • 1861 Battle of Norfolk, VA

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1862 The first pasteurization test completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard.

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur
  • 1865 Chicago's Crosby Opera House opens
  • 1871 3rd Enforcement Act (President can suspend writ of habeas corpus)
  • 1872 SF Bar Association organized
  • 1879 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus
  • 1884 Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Freemasonry"
  • 1888 246 reported killed by hail in Moradabad, India
  • 1894 136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase

Film-release-premierFilm Premier

1896 1st public film showing in US John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan" premieres in NYC

  • 1898 US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota opens
  • 1902 Marie & Pierre Curie isolate the radioactive element radium chloride
  • 1903 7th Boston Marathon won by John Lorden of Mass in 2:41:29.8

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

  • 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition opens in St Louis
  • 1908 12th Boston Marathon won by Tom Morrissey of NY in 2:25:43.2
  • 1908 Opening day of competition of the New South Wales Rugby League.
  • 1910 Cleve Indians Addie Joss 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago, 1-0
  • 1910 Halley's Comet passes 29th recorded perihelion at 87.9 million km
  • 1912 Fenway Park officially opens, Red Sox beat NY Highlanders 7-6 in 11
  • 1912 Tiger Stadium in Detroit opens, Tigers beat Cleve Indians 6-5
  • 1914 18th Boston Marathon won by James Duffy of Canada in 2:25:01.2
  • 1914 33 killed by soldiers during mine strike in Ludlow, Colo
  • 1914 US President W Wilson, having dispatched more naval ships to Mexico, asks a joint session of Congress to approve armed force if necessary; Congress approves
  • 1915 The Armenians rise and seize the Turkish town of Van, which they hold until Russians relieve them on 19 May; thousands of Armenians are killed
  • 1916 German-British sea battle off Belgian coast
  • 1916 Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) in Chicago opens, Cubs beat Cin Reds 7-6

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1918 Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day.

  • 1919 Polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from Soviet Army
  • 1919 King Nicholas of Montenegro abdicates under duress
  • 1920 7th modern Olympic games opens in Antwerp Belgium
  • 1920 Balfour Declaration recognized, makes Palestine a British Mandate
  • 1920 Big Show ends 2 year run on NBC radio
  • 1920 Tornadoes kill 219 in Alabama & Mississippi
  • 1920 Phillies mgr Gravvy Cravath puts himself in as pinch hitter, his 3- run homer beats NY Giants 3-0
  • 1925 29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor of Ill in 2:33:00.6
  • 1926 1st check sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic
  • 1931 35th Boston Marathon won by Jim Henigan of Mass in 2:46:45.8
  • 1931 British House of Commons agrees for sports play on Sunday
  • 1934 Heinrich Himmler becomes inspector Prussian secret state police
  • 1935 "Your Hit Parade" begins broadcasting (becomes #1 quickly)
  • 1936 40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:33:40.8
  • 1936 Jews repel an Arab attack in Petach Tikvah Palestine

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1939 Ted Williams' 1st hit (off of Yankee Red Ruffing) a double

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1940 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa
  • 1941 100 German bombers attack Athens
  • 1941 Dodgers start to wear liners in their caps
  • 1942 German occupiers forbids Dutch access to their beach
  • 1943 Braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg
  • 1944 Dutch Communist Party resistance fighter John Postma sentence to death
  • 1944 NFL legalizes coaching from bench
  • 1945 Cleveland Browns organization formed by Arthur "Mickey" McBride
  • 1945 German occupiers flood Beemster & Fencer
  • 1945 Soviet artillery begins shelling Berlin
  • 1945 US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg
  • 1945 US forces conquer Motobu peninsula on Okinawa
  • 1946 1st baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs
  • 1946 50th Boston Marathon won by Stylianos Kyriakides of Greece in 2:29:27
  • 1947 Frederik IX becomes king of Denmark
  • 1948 NYC hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents
  • 1948 Walter P Reuther UAW pres shot & wounded at his home in Detroit
  • 1949 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 1st race, in Albany, California
  • 1950 Balt's Memorial Stadium opens - Orioles of International League
  • 1951 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • 1951 Velsen city council demands investigation of police collaborators
  • 1951 4th Cannes Film Festival: "Miss Julie" directed by Alf Sjoberg and "Miracle in Milan" directed by Vittorio De Sica jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1953 57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51
  • 1954 "Golden Apple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 125 performances
  • 1955 "Saint of Bleecker St" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • 1957 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Conn in 2:20:05
  • 1957 Yankee Bill Skowron becomes 3rd player to hit a ball out of Fenway
  • 1958 Buses replace Key System trains at 3 AM

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1958 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1958 Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 1958 Morocco demands departure of Spanish troops
  • 1959 63rd Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:22:42
  • 1960 "From A to Z" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 21 performances

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 206

  • 702 Jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (d. 765)
  • 1442 Edward IV, King (England, 1461-83)
  • 1494 John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister
  • 1586 Saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)
  • 1592 John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author
  • 1594 Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer
  • 1633 Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654)
  • 1646 Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704)
  • 1650 William Bedloe, English informer (d. 1680)
  • 1668 Yuri Troubetzkoy, Governor of Belgorod (d. 1739)
  • 1705 Balthasar Schmid, composer
  • 1718 David Brainerd, American missionary (d. 1747)
  • 1723 Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1781)
  • 1725 Johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer
  • 1726 Jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian earl/general/cartographer
  • 1745 Philippe Pinel, physician, founder of psychiatry
  • 1748 Georg Michael Telemann, composer
  • 1748 Guillaume Albert Teniers, composer
  • 1761 Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer
  • 1808 Louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III), emperor of France (1852-71)
  • 1809 John Smith Preston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1881)
  • 1818 Heinrich Göbel, German-born inventor (d. 1893)
  • 1824 Alfred Holt Colquitt, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • 1826 Dina M Craik, writer
  • 1827 John Gibbon, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1896)
  • 1839 Carol I, King of Romania (1881-1914)
  • 1850 Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man)
  • 1851 Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1875)
  • 1857 Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/author (HW Knife Day)
  • 1857 Hermann Bang, writer
  • 1858 Auguste Chapuis, composer
  • 1860 Charles Gordon Curtis, US attorney/inventor (Curtis Turbine)
  • 1860 Pieter Jelles Troelstra, Dutch MP (SDAP)
  • 1866 Victor Hollaender, composer
  • 1870 Simeon Roncal, composer
  • 1870 Maulvi Abdul Haq, Father of Urdu, Pakistani scholar (d. 1961)
  • 1871 William Henry Davies, Wales, poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp)
  • 1876 Gerard J Arbous, actor/publicist (Prince William of Orange)
  • 1879 Robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance)
  • 1879 Paul Poiret, French couturier (d. 1944)
  • 1881 Nikolai Miaskovsky, Novogeorievsk Poland, composer (Kirov is With Us)
  • 1881 Sem Dresden, composer/conductor
  • 1881 Nikolay Yakovlevich Myaskovsky, composer
  • 1882 Holland Smith, U.S. General (d. 1967)
  • 1884 Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1966)

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1889 Adolf Hitler, Braunau, Austria, Austrian-born German dictator and Führer of Nazi Germany (1936-45)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1889 Albert Jean Amateau, Turkish-born businessman and social activist (d. 1996)
  • 1890 Maurice Duplessis, premier of Québec, known as "Le Chef" (d. 1959)
  • 1893 Harold Lloyd, Burchard Neb, silent comic (Why Worry, Safety Last)
  • 1893 Hermann Ungar, writer
  • 1893 Edna Parker, American supercentenarian
  • 1893 Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1983)
  • 1894 Martinus Nijhoff, poet/interpreter/linguistic (spelling)
  • 1895 Emile Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
  • 1896 Senor Wences, ventriloquist (Close the Door)
  • 1896 Wop May, Canadian aviator (d. 1952)
  • 1897 Bernard Verhoeven, poet/literature (About the Laugh)
  • 1897 Gregory Ratoff, Petrograd Russia, actor/director (Corsican Brothers)
  • 1900 Fred Raymond, composer
  • 1900 Kees Verwey, painter/water colors painter/cartoonist
  • 1901 Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist
  • 1902 Donald Wolfit, England, actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed)
  • 1902 Vesselin Stoyanov, composer
  • 1903 Dagmar Edqvist, Swedish author (Kamrathustru-Wife & Comrade)
  • 1904 Bruce Cabot, Carlsbad NM, actor (Diamonds are Forever, King Kong)
  • 1904 George Stibitz, American scientist (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Miran Bux, cricketer (his one season of Test & 1st-class play 1954-55)
  • 1907 William Dollar, St Louis, ballet dancer/choreographer
  • 1908 Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Hertogenbosch
  • 1908 Lionel Hampton, orchestra leader/vibraphone improviser (Depths Below)
  • 1909 Guido Alberti, literary patron/businessman
  • 1909 Richard Stubbs, publicity adviser
  • 1910 Robert F Wagner, (Mayor-D- 1954-65) [or May 15], born in NYC, New York
  • 1911 Kukrit Pramoj, politician
  • 1912 David Townsend, cricketer (3 Tests Eng v WI 1935)
  • 1912 Ed Jones, (Rep-D-TN, 1969- )
  • 1912 Frederick Craig Riddle, violist
  • 1912 Soewarsil Djojopoespito, Indonesia, writer (Toe the Line)
  • 1913 Dick Wessel, WI, actor (Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie)
  • 1914 Betty Lou Gerson, American actress (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Joseph Wolpe, South African-born psychotherapist (d. 1997)
  • 1919 Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (d. 1943)
  • 1920 John Paul Stevens, Illinois, 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975- )
  • 1920 Ronald Speirs, WWII Veteran (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Donald Gunn MacRae, sociologist
  • 1921 Janine Sutto, French Canadian actress
  • 1923 Tito Puente, Puerto Rico, bandleader (Dance Mania)
  • 1923 Mother Angelica, American nun and broadcaster
  • 1924 Gerhard Samuel, composer
  • 1924 Nina Foch, Leiden Netherlands, actress (An American in Paris)
  • 1924 Paul M Van Buren, US theologist (Theological Explorations)
  • 1925 Ernie Stautner, NFL tackle (Steelers)/WLAF head coach (Galaxy)
  • 1925 Richard Hoffmann, composer
  • 1926 Harriett Elizabeth Byrd, politician (Wyoming house of Reps)
  • 1927 Karl Muller, Switzerland, superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
  • 1928 Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Gerald S. Hawkins, English astronomer (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Bob Braun, Ludlow Ky, singer (Dotty Mack Show)
  • 1930 Alan Oakman, cricketer (England batsman against Australia 1956)
  • 1931 Lee H Hamilton, Daytona Beach Fla, (Rep-D-Ind, 1965- )

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1914 Poet and critic Ezra Pound (28) weds Dorothy Shakespear

  • 1968 The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (24) weds fellow reporter Carol Honsa

HeartWedding of Interest

2002 MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (62) weds Nancy Benson

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski

HeartWedding of Interest

2002 MLB player Mark McGwire (38) weds Stephanie Slemer (26) in Las Vegas, Nevada

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 2007 Indian film actor and producer Abhishek Bachchan (31) weds actress Aishwarya Rai (33) at the Bachchan residence in Juhu, Mumbai
  • 2008 "The Game" actress Tia Mowry (29) weds actor Cory Hardrict (32) at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2011 "Hollywood Confidential" radio host Leeza Gibbons (54) weds Steven Fenton (41) at the rooftop of the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills
  • 2013 "Hart of Dixie" actor Scott Porter (33) weds Kelsey Mayfield in Austin, Texas

Famous Divorces

  • 2006 Actor-writer Charlie Shanian (39) divorces former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Tori Spelling (32) only 15 months after their lavish $1-million wedding

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 102

  • 1164 Victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies
  • 1176 Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130)
  • 1314 Clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies
  • 1317 Agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies
  • 1521 Zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491)
  • 1534 Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], English nun and prophet (only women whose head was on a spike on London Bridge), hung for treason
  • 1558 Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b. 1485)
  • 1632 Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake
  • 1643 Christoph Demantius, composer, dies at 75
  • 1662 Gerard Terborch, the elder, painter, dies
  • 1695 Georg Caspar Weckler, composer, dies at 63
  • 1703 Lancelot Addison, English royal chaplain (b. 1632)
  • 1765 Abigail Williams, American accuser in the Salem witch trials (b. 1674)
  • 1768 Giovanni AC Canaletto, Italian painter/cartoonist (Rialto), dies at 70
  • 1769 Pontiac, indian chief to Ottawa, murdered
  • 1786 John Goodricke, English deaf & dumb astronomer, dies at 21
  • 1812 George Clinton, 4th US VP, dies at 73 1st VP to, die in office
  • 1820 Arthur Young, author (Annals of Agriculture), dies
  • 1821 Franz K Achard, German physicist/chemist, dies at 67
  • 1831 John Abernethy, English surgeon (b. 1764)
  • 1836 Johan I Jozef, monarch of Liechtenstein/fieldmarshal, dies at 75
  • 1839 Giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies
  • 1869 Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe, composer, dies at 72
  • 1869 Piotr Studzinski, composer, dies at 42
  • 1872 Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja), dies at 62
  • 1873 William Tite, English architect (b. 1798)
  • 1874 Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (b. 1817)
  • 1887 Muhammad Sharif Pasha, Egyptian statesman (b. 1826)
  • 1899 Joseph Wolf, German artist (b. 1820)
  • 1900 Mebel Mercer, popular British singer, dies
  • 1906 Australian wombat; oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26
  • 1908 Henry Chadwick, sports reporter (baseball), dies at 85

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1912 Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/writer (Dracula), dies at 64

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • 1918 Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies
  • 1932 Giuseppe Peano, mathematician, dies
  • 1935 Juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter, dies at 92
  • 1941 Barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer, dies in Buchenwald at 49
  • 1947 Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76
  • 1951 Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)
  • 1953 Erich Weinert, writer, dies at 62
  • 1956 Jaap Vranken, organist/composer (Stabat mater), dies
  • 1956 Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music composer (Levensschets), dies at 78
  • 1962 Arthur Harmat, composer, dies at 76
  • 1962 Jesse G Vincent, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine, dies at 82
  • 1964 Eddie Dyer, baseball player (b. 1899)
  • 1965 Dick Wessel, dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday
  • 1968 Marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81
  • 1971 Cecil Parker, actor (Court Jester, Operation Snafu), dies at 73
  • 1973 Robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82
  • 1974 Mohammed Ayub Khan, premier/president (Pakistan), dies
  • 1977 Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80
  • 1977 Len Johnson, cricketer (one Test for Australia, 3-66 & 3-8), dies
  • 1977 Sepp Herberger, German football coach (b. 1897)
  • 1979 Peter Donald, host (Masquerade Party), dies at 60
  • 1982 Andrew Sandham, cricketer (325 Eng 1930, 879 runs in 14 Tests), dies
  • 1982 Archibald MacLeish, US, lawyer/writer (Conquistador), dies at 89
  • 1982 Mimi Boesnach, actress (Wedding of Kloris & Roses), dies at 82
  • 1983 Jerzy Andrezjewski, writer, dies
  • 1984 Mabel Mercer, English/US singer (Fly me to the moon), dies at 84
  • 1984 Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer (b. 1943)
  • 1986 Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist, journalist and writer (b. 1916)
  • 1987 Antony Tudor, dancer/choreographer (Amer Ballet Theater) dies at 78
  • 1990 Horst Sinderman, RDA 1st minister (1973-76), dies
  • 1991 Don[ald] Siegel, US director (Coogan's Bluff/Dirty Harry), dies at 78
  • 1991 Jumjaagiyn Tsedenbal, Mongolian politician, dies
  • 1991 Sean O'Faolain, [J Whelan], Irish writer (Nest of Simple), dies at 91
  • 1991 Steve Marriott, English guitarist (Small Faces), dies in a fire at 44
  • 1991 Yumzhagin Tsendenbal, PM of Mongolia (1952-74), dies
  • 1992 Benny Hill, comedian (Benny Hill Show), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1992 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, dies at 76
  • 1993 Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Pepe), dies at 81
  • 1994 Jean Carmet, French actor (Merci la Vie, Le Sucre), dies at 72
  • 1995 Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavian politician (1945-54), dies
  • 1995 R E S Wyatt, cricketer (England capt 16 times), dies
  • 1995 Sunil Jayasinghe, Sri Lankan wicketkeeper (1979 World Cup), suicide
  • 1995 Tessie O'Shea, entertainer, dies at 81
  • 1996 Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, bBC Executive, dies at 88
  • 1996 Christopher Robin Milne, bookseller, dies at 75
  • 1996 Tran Van Tra, soldier, dies at 77
  • 1999 Victims and shooters of the Columbine High School massacre
  • 1999 Rick Rude, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  • 1999 Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist and comedian (b. 1896)
  • 2001 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1946)
  • 2002 Alan Dale, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 2003 Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress (b. 1908)
  • 2003 Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1976)
  • 2003 Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1911)
  • 2005 Fumio Niwa, Japanese novelist (b. 1904)
  • 2005 Zygfryd Blaut, Polish football player (b. 1943)
  • 2006 Anna Svidersky (b. 1988)
  • 2007 Andrew Hill, American jazz composer and pianist (b. 1931)
  • 2007 Michael Fu Tieshan, Chinese bishop (b. 1931).
  • 2008 VL Mike, American Rapper (b. 1976)
  • 2008 Monica Lovinescu, Romanian essayist, literary critic and journalist (b. 1923)

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2010 Dorothy Height, American civil rights activist, dies at 98

Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • 2011 Tim Hetherington, British-American photojournalist (b. 1970)
  • 2011 Chris Hondros, American photographer (b. 1970)
  • 2013 Howard Phillips, American politician, dies from dementia and Alzheimer's disease at 72
  • 2013 Nosher Powell, English actor and boxer, dies at 84
  • 2014 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison, dies of prostate cancer at 76