On This Day for 29th April

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 170

  • 1091 Battle at Monte Levunium: Emperor Alexius I beats Petshegenes

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1429 Joan of Arc arrives at the seige of Orleans

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1522 Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly inquisitor-gen of Netherlands
  • 1540 Emperor Charles declares all privileges of Ghent ended
  • 1550 Emperor Charles V gives inquisiters additional authority
  • 1553 Flemish woman introduces practice of starching linen into England
  • 1587 Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain & sinks Spanish fleet ("singeing the King of Spain's beard")
  • 1623 11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru
  • 1628 Sweden & Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein
  • 1636 Prince Frederik Henry occupies Schenkenschans
  • 1644 Farm leader Li Zicheng becomes emperor of China & flees Peking
  • 1648 Beginning of the 18 day battle of Zhovti Vody in Ukraine - Polish King Casimir eventually defeated by Cossacks
  • 1661 Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
  • 1670 Pope Clemens X elected

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1672 Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1701 Drenthe, Netherlands, adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is May 12, 1701
  • 1706 Emperor Jozef I becomes monarch of Cologne and Bavaria
  • 1707 English and Scottish parliaments accept Act of Union; creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain (comes into being 1st May)
  • 1715 John Flamsteed observes Uranus for 6th time
  • 1781 French fleet occupies Tobago during American War of Independence
  • 1781 French fleet stopped Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope

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1784 Premiere of Mozart's Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna)

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1793 Cornerstone laid for Groningen's new town hall
  • 1813 Ist US Rubber patent granted to Jacob F Hummel

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1834 Charles Darwin's expedition sees top of Andes from Patagonia

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1845 Macon B Allen & Robert Morris Jr, 1st African Americans to open a law practice in the US
  • 1852 1st edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published
  • 1853 Comet C/1853 G1 (Schweizer) approaches within 0.0839 AUs of Earth
  • 1856 Peace between Britain & Russia following the Crimean War
  • 1857 US Army, Pacific Div HQ permanently forms at Presidio (SF)
  • 1861 Maryland's House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union (US Civil War)
  • 1862 100,000 federal troops prepare to march into Corinth, Miss
  • 1862 New Orleans falls to Union forces during US Civil War
  • 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, VA (Fredericksburg, Wilderness Tavern)
  • 1864 -30] Skirmish at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas
  • 1864 The Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
  • 1864 Battle of Gate Pa (Pukehinahina): 1,700 British troops suffer their worst defeat of the New Zealand Wars at the hands of 230 entrenched Maori warriors in Tauranga
  • 1882 The "Elektromote" - forerunner of the trolleybus - is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
  • 1886 1st public Dutch electricity opens
  • 1888 Old Kavallison, Congo: Henry Morton Stanley meets Emin Pasha
  • 1892 Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter
  • 1894 The 500-strong Commonwealth of Christ (Coxey's Army) arrives in Washington, D.C., to protest against unemployment; Coxey arrested for trespassing at Capitol
  • 1901 27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75
  • 1901 Antisemitic riot in Budapest
  • 1902 Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines
  • 1903 Limestone slides at Turtle Mountain kill 9 (Frank, Alberta)
  • 1905 2" rain falls in 10 mins in Taylor, TX
  • 1905 Pierre de Brazza lands in Libreville Gabon

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1910 Ex-US president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1912 108°F (42°C), Tuguegarao, Philippines (Oceania record)
  • 1912 Frank Wedekind's "Tod und Teufel" premieres in Berlin

Victory in battleEaster Proclamation of 1916

1916 Irish republicans abandon the post office in Dublin and surrender unconditionally, marking the end of the Easter Rising

  • 1918 Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays
  • 1922 1st official Intl Weightlifting Federation Champ (Tallinn, Estonia)
  • 1926 France & US reach accord on repayment of WW I
  • 1927 Construction of Spirit of St Louis (the monoplane which Charles Lindburgh was to fly across the Atlantic) is completed
  • 1930 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
  • 1930 North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens
  • 1930 Telephone connection Britain-Australia goes into service
  • 1931 Cleve Indian Wes Ferrell no-hits St Louis Browns, 9-0
  • 1934 Pitts is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday
  • 1936 1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5
  • 1939 Whitestone Bridge connecting the New York boroughs of Bronx & Queens opens
  • 1940 1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS
  • 1940 Norwegian King Haakon & government flee to Britain
  • 1940 Robert Sherwood's "There Shall be No Night" premieres in NYC
  • 1942 Japanese troop march into Lashio, cut off Burma Road
  • 1942 Jews forced to wear a Jewish Star in Netherlands & Vichy-France
  • 1943 Dietrich Bonhoeffer arrested by nazis
  • 1943 Noel Coward's "Present Laughter" premieres in London
  • 1943 US 34th Division occupies Hill 609, North Tunisia
  • 1944 Raid by Dutch Resistance on the National Printing Office in The Hague to procure 10,000 Dutch identity cards.
  • 1945 First food drop by RAF above Nazi-occupied Holland (operation Manna)
  • 1945 Japanese army evacuates Rangoon
  • 1945 Terms of surrender of German armies in Italy signed
  • 1945 US Army liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany
  • 1945 Venice & Mestre were captured by the Allies
  • 1946 28 former Japanese leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals

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1948 Don Bradman scores 107 Aust v Worcs, 152 mins, 15 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1953 Joe Adcock is 1st to homer into Polo Grounds' center field bleachers
  • 1953 The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
  • 1953 6th Cannes Film Festival: "The Wages of Fear" directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1955 Giovanni Gronchi elected third president of Italy

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1956 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1956 WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 WSPA TV channel 7 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 WWBT TV channel 12 in Richmond, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 1st military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir Va
  • 1961 ABC's "Wide World of Sports" debuts
  • 1962 16th Tony Awards: "A Man For All Seasons" & "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" win

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1963 KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KPAT
  • 1964 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1965 Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam
  • 1965 Earthquake hits Seattle; 5 die
  • 1965 Malta becomes 18th member of Council of Europe
  • 1967 Aretha Franklin releases "Respect"
  • 1968 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances
  • 1969 "Trumpets of the Lord" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 7 performances
  • 1970 50,000 US & South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 248

  • 534 Taliesin, Welsh poet, according to legend in Mabinogion
  • 1584 Melchior Teschner, composer
  • 1636 Esaias Reusner, German lutenist and composer, born in Lwówek Śląski, Poland (d. 1679)
  • 1660 Matthias Henriksen Schacht, composer
  • 1665 James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier (d. 1745)
  • 1667 John Arbuthnot, Scottish writer (Alexander Pope)
  • 1686 Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1742)
  • 1727 Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer/choreographer (ballet d'action)
  • 1745 Oliver Ellsworth, 3rd Chief Justice Supreme Court (1796-1800)
  • 1758 Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (d. 1820).
  • 1762 Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French marshal (d. 1833)
  • 1771 Matthaus Stegmayer, composer
  • 1780 Charles Nodier, French writer (d. 1844)
  • 1783 David Cox, English painter (Treatise on landscape painting)
  • 1784 Samuel Turell Armstrong, American politician and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1850)

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1803 James Brooke, British adventurer and 1st Rajah of Sarawak (1841-68), born in Bandel, near Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 1868)

1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke
1st White Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke
  • 1806 Earnest Freiherr von Feuchtersleben, Austria, physician/philosopher
  • 1808 Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer [or 1883]
  • 1815 Abram Duryee, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
  • 1818 Alexander II N Romanov, Tsar of Russia (1855-81)
  • 1830 Adolph Sutro, SF mayor, built Cliff House, railways, tunnels
  • 1837 Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (d. 1891)
  • 1842 Karl Millöcker, Dutch composer (d. 1899)
  • 1848 Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter, born in Kilimanoor, Travancore (d. 1906)
  • 1854 Henri Poincaré, France, mathematician/astronomer/philosopher
  • 1855 Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake) [OS]
  • 1855 Edmund van der Straeten, composer
  • 1857 Edouard Rod, France/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e)
  • 1857 Frantisek Ondricek, composer
  • 1860 Lorado Taft, US, sculptor (Black Hawk)
  • 1862 Vittorio Mario Vanzo, composer

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1863 William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1951)

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
  • 1863 Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (d. 1933)
  • 1863 Maria Theresa Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (d. 1922)
  • 1871 Louis William Stern, German/US philosopher (Intelligence of Children)
  • 1872 Eyvind Alnaes, composer
  • 1872 Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (d. 1930)
  • 1873 Alida J M Tartaud-Klein, actress/stage star (Rotterdam Stage)
  • 1875 Rafael Sabatini, Italian/British writer (d. 1950)
  • 1876 Zauditu of Ethiopia (d. 1930)
  • 1879 Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)
  • 1882 Hendrik N Werkman, painter/printer/resistance fighter (Hot printing)
  • 1885 Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Rasende Reporter)
  • 1885 Wallingford Riegger, Albany Georgia, composer (Bacchangle)
  • 1893 Elisaveta Bagrjana, [Beltsheva], Bulgaria, poet
  • 1893 Harold C Urey, Ind, physicist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934)
  • 1895 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Promenade Concerts)
  • 1896 Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer
  • 1896 Walter Mehring, writer

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1899 Duke Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1974)

Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist
Duke Ellington
  • 1899 Karl Yngve Skold, composer
  • 1899 Natalie Talmadge, actress (Our Hospitality)
  • 1901 George Osborne Sayles, historian
  • 1901 Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (1926-89)
  • 1902 Theodore Chanler, composer
  • 1903 Frank Parker, singer (Arthur Godfrey Show, Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • 1904 Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate
  • 1904 Russ Morgan, orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1907 Fred Zinneman, Austria, director (From Here to Eternity, Julia)
  • 1907 Tino Rossi, Ajaccio France, singer (Deux Amours, Marlene)
  • 1908 Jack [Stewart] Williamson, US, sci-fi author (Cometeers)
  • 1908 Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter
  • 1909 Daniel Raphael Mayer, journalist/resistance leader
  • 1909 Tom Ewell, [S Yewell Tompkins], Ky, actor (Tom Ewell Show, 7 Yr Itch)
  • 1910 John Beavan, newspaper editor
  • 1912 Italo Valenti, Italian sculptor
  • 1912 Richard Carlson, MN, actor (All I Desire, Flat Top, Valley of Gwangi)
  • 1912 Terence de Vere White, novelist/critic
  • 1913 Jack Alexander Bently, trombonist
  • 1913 Thomas Chalmers, broadcaster
  • 1914 Ewan Roberts, actress (Pvt Benjamin), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1915 Donald Mills, singer (Mills Brothers)
  • 1917 Celeste Holm, American actress (Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1917 Maya Deren (born Eleanora Derenkowskaia), Kiev Ukraine, American filmmaker
  • 1918 Mervyn Roye Harvey, cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia)
  • 1920 Edward Blishen, writer teacher/broadcaster
  • 1920 Harold Samuel Shapero, Lynn Mass, composer (9 Minute Opera)
  • 1921 Cornelis de Jager, Dutch astronomer (Sun)
  • 1922 George Allen, football coach (LA Rams, Washington Redskins)
  • 1922 Parren J Mitchell, (Rep-D-MD, 1971- )
  • 1922 Tommy Noonan, WA, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Promises Promises)
  • 1922 Toots [Jean] Thielemans, Belgian/US jazz musician/composer
  • 1922 Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcyclist (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Irvin Kershner, Phila, director (Never Say Never Again)
  • 1923 Maxine Audley, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards), born in London, England
  • 1924 Al Balding, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1952), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1924 Renée Jeanmaire, dancer (Hans Christian Anderson), born in Paris, France
  • 1925 Ab Abspoel, Dutch actor/director (Surprise Attack, Elevator)
  • 1925 Danny Davis [George Nowlan], country musician (Nashville Brass), born in Randolph, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Ned Austin, American character actor (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Carie Meek, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • 1927 Betsy Ancker-Johnson, physicist/auto company exec
  • 1927 Dorothy Manley, England, 100m sprint (Olympic-silver-1948)
  • 1928 Big Jay McNeely, R&B saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1928 Carl Gardner, Tyler Tx, rock vocalist (Coasters-Searchin)
  • 1929 Peter Joshua Sculthorpe, composer
  • 1929 Vaclav Kucera, composer
  • 1929 W Kempowski, writer
  • 1929 [John] Jeremy Thorpe, British MP (Liberal)
  • 1929 Mickey McDermott, American baseball player (d. 2003)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1885 Novelist Edith Wharton (23) weds Edward Robbins Wharton (35)

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton

HeartWedding of Interest

1945 Adolf Hitler (56) marries Eva Braun (33) in the Führerbunker, Berlin

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1964 Princess Irene marries Spanish prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma
  • 1988 "60 Minutes" newscaster Diane Sawyer weds Mike Nichols
  • 1988 Burt Reynolds & Loni Anderson marry
  • 1989 Rock band Bon Jovi lead singer Jon Bon Jovi (27) weds Dorothea Hurley (26) at Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 2004 "Gentlemen's Agreement" Oscar Best Supporting Actress Celeste Holm (87) weds opera singer Frank Basile (41) in Manhattan
  • 2006 "The O.C." actress Amanda Righetti (23) weds film director and writer Jordan Alan in Oahu, Hawaii
  • 2006 Ranchera singer Lupillo Rivera weds Mayeli in Garden Grove, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2011 Royal wedding of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton held at Westminister Abbey, London

Wife of Prince William Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Wife of Prince William
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William

Famous Deaths

  • 852 Amalarius/Fortunatus/Symphosius of Metz/Lyon, bishop, dies at 76
  • 926 Burchard II, Duke of Swabia
  • 1380 Catherine of Siena, Italian saint (b. 1347)
  • 1499 John IV, Dutch army leader/earl of Egmond, dies
  • 1535 John Houghton, English, executed
  • 1594 Thomas Cooper, English bishop, lexicographer, and writer
  • 1630 Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet (b. 1552)
  • 1658 John Cleveland, English poet (b. 1613)
  • 1676 Michiel A de Ruyter, Dutch rear-admiral, (Newport), killed at 69
  • 1698 Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (b. 1655)
  • 1699 Samuel Apostool, vicar/theologist (Zonisten), dies at 50
  • 1707 George Farquhar, Irish dramatist (b. 1678)
  • 1712 Juan Bautista Jose Cabanilles, composer, dies at 67
  • 1743 Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (b. 1658)
  • 1768 Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and minerologist (b. 1694)
  • 1776 Edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713)
  • 1793 Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi (b. 1713)
  • 1793 John Michell, English scientist (b. 1724)
  • 1798 Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, German entomologist (b. 1723)
  • 1813 Christian Danner, composer, dies at 55
  • 1841 A Bertrand, writer, dies
  • 1854 Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (b. 1768)
  • 1864 Charles-Julien Brianchon, math (Brianchon's theorem), dies at 80

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1864 Abraham Gesner, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene), dies at 66

Physician and Geologist Abraham Gesner
Physician and Geologist
Abraham Gesner
  • 1871 John Gelinde van Blom, Fries notary/author, dies at 75
  • 1903 Paul du Chaillu, French explorer (b. 1835)
  • 1905 Ignacio Cervantes, composer, dies at 57
  • 1916 Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (b. 1850)
  • 1918 Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian murderer of arch duke Ferdinand, dies at 22
  • 1920 William Henry Seward, Jr., Union Brigadier General in the American Civil War (b. 1839)
  • 1921 Arthur Mold, Brit cricket bowler (1893, banished for throwing), dies
  • 1928 Henrich Federer, Switz, writer (I Switch Off The Light), dies at 61
  • 1933 Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (b. 1863)
  • 1935 Leroy Carr, American blues singer-songwriter, dies at 30
  • 1936 Florentinus M Wibaut, Amsterdam social alderman, dies at 76
  • 1937 William Gillette, American actor (b. 1853)
  • 1943 Joseph Achron, Latvian violinist/composer (Golem suite), dies at 56
  • 1943 Karl Adrian Wohlfart, composer, dies at 68
  • 1943 Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20
  • 1944 Bernardino Machado, President of Portugal (b. 1851)
  • 1945 Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, German SS officer (b. 1893)
  • 1947 Irving Fisher, US economist, dies at 80
  • 1951 Jules Verstraete, [Julien G de Graef], actor (Boefje), dies at 67
  • 1951 Ludwig J J Wittgenstein, Austria/English philosopher, dies at 62
  • 1953 Moise Kisling, Polish/French painter (La souris boiteuse), dies at 62
  • 1954 Ernst Heldring, Dutch merchant/ship owner/financier, dies at 82
  • 1956 Nemesio Otano y Eugenio, composer, dies at 75
  • 1957 Otallo Morales, composer, dies at 82
  • 1961 Cisco Houston, American folk singer (b. 1918)
  • 1964 Albert Saverys, Flemish painter, dies at 77
  • 1966 Eugene O'Brien, actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85
  • 1967 Anthony Mann, US director (El Cid, Last Frontier), dies at 60
  • 1967 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, dies at 38
  • 1972 Ntare V, deposed King of Burundi, killed in an abortive coup
  • 1973 Manfred Gurlitt, composer, dies at 82
  • 1975 Darwin Judge, USMC-corporal, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • 1975 Michael John Shea, USMC-lt/pilot, 1 of last soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • 1975 William Craig Nystul, USMC capt, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • 1976 Wilhelm Maler, composer, dies at 73
  • 1979 Julia Perry, American composer (Soul Symphony), dies at 55
  • 1979 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (b. 1907)

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1980 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), dies of renal failure at 80

  • 1986 Seamus McElwaine, Irish IRA-terrorist, killed at 25
  • 1988 Andrew Cruickshank, actor (Body in Library, Murder Most Foul), dies
  • 1988 Jan Kapr, Czech composer, dies at 74
  • 1991 Claude Gallimard, French publisher, dies
  • 1992 Mae Clarke, actress (Public Enemy, Frankenstein), dies at 84
  • 1993 Cy Howard, director (Lovers & Other Strangers), dies at 77
  • 1993 Michael Gordon, actor/director (Pillow Talk), dies at 83
  • 1993 Mick Ronson, English guitarist/producer (Mott the Hoople), dies at 46
  • 1994 Bill Quinn, US actor (Quinn Brothers, Birds, Lucky Stiff), dies at 81
  • 1994 Oscar Sheldon A Williams, artist/critic, dies at 74
  • 1995 Robert Gibb, zoo/theme park creator, dies at 57
  • 1996 David William Eric Davis, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • 1996 Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist, dies at 71
  • 1996 Siti Hartinah Suharto, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia, dies at 72
  • 1996 Tony Hymphris, political activist, dies at 45
  • 1997 Keith Ferguson, American blues musician (Fabulous Thunderbirds), dies of overdose at 50
  • 1997 Mike Royko, columnist, dies of stroke at 64
  • 1997 Peter Tali Coleman, gov of Americ Samoa (1956-61, 78-85, 89-93), dies
  • 1998 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2002 Bob Akin, American industrialist and race car driver (b. 1936)
  • 2002 Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor (b. 1914)
  • 2004 Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • 2005 William J. Bell, American television writer and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2005 Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (b. 1966)

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2006 John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (b. 1908)

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • 2007 Milt Bocek, American baseball player (b. 1912)
  • 2007 Josh Hancock, American baseball player (b. 1978)
  • 2007 Ivica Račan, former Prime Minister of Croatia (b. 1944)
  • 2007 Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor, known as the leader of Olsenbanden
  • 2007 Dick Motz, New Zealand cricket player (b. 1940)
  • 2007 Zhang Taofang, Chinese sniper (b. 1931)
  • 2008 Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist, known as the first to synthesize LSD (b. 1906)
  • 2012 Shukri Ghanem, Libyan Prime Minister, dies at 69
  • 2012 Amarillo Slim, American professional poker player, dies at 83
  • 2013 John La Montaine, American composer, dies at 93
  • 2014 Bob Hoskins, English actor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), dies from pneumonia at 71
  • 2015 Calvin Peete, PGA golfer (12 PGA wins), dies at 71
  • 2015 Jean Nidetch, American businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, dies at 91