On This Day for 3rd April

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 189

  • 419 [Etalius] ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1043 Edward the Confessor crowned king of England
  • 1077 The first Parliament of Friuli is created.
  • 1312 2nd council of Vienna
  • 1376 Battle of Navarrete (Najera), English beat French

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1513 Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claims Florida for Spain, 1st known European to reach Florida

Explorer and  Conquistador Juan Ponce de León
Explorer and Conquistador
Juan Ponce de León
  • 1559 Spain & France sign 2nd Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambrésis
  • 1582 French van Valois honored as duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen
  • 1645 English Long Parliament passes the Self-Denying Ordinance, limiting regional armies, significant step toward New Model Army
  • 1657 English Lord Protector Cromwell refuses crown
  • 1679 Edmund Halley meets Johannes Hevelius in Danzig
  • 1721 Robert Walpole becomes Britain's 1st Lord of the Treasury - effective Prime Minister, although that term was never officially used (indeed, it was considered an insult) until much later.
  • 1764 Austrian Archduke Jozef crowned himself Holy Roman Emperor Josef II

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1776 George Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1783 Sweden & US sign a treaty of Amity & Commerce
  • 1790 Revenue Marine Service (US Coast Guard) created
  • 1834 The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason.
  • 1848 Thomas Douglas becomes 1st SF public teacher

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1848 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt is seen for the last time at McPherson's Station, Coogoon, before he disappears on the same expedition to reach the Swan River

Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt
Explorer and Naturalist
Ludwig Leichhardt
  • 1856 Gunpowder in church explodes killing 4,000 in Rhodos
  • 1860 Pony Express began between St Joseph Mo & Sacramento Calif
  • 1864 Skirmish at Okolona, Arkansas
  • 1865 Battle at Namozine Church, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign)
  • 1865 Union forces occupy Confederate capital of Richmond Va & Petersberg
  • 1868 A Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever - a 50-foot tidal wave
  • 1882 Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks

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1882 American Old West: Outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford.

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • 1889 Savings Bank of Order of True Reformers opens in Richmond, Va
  • 1893 1st NSW v Queensland F-C game, at Brisbane Exhibition Ground
  • 1908 Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in 2 hrs
  • 1910 Highest mountain in North America, Alaska's Mt McKinley claimed to have been 1st climbed by 4 local men
  • 1911 Harry James Smith's "Mrs Bumsted-Leigh" premieres in NYC
  • 1913 British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst sentenced to 3 years in jail

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1917 Lenin arrives in Petrograd from Switzerland [NS=April 16]

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1918 US House of Representatives accepts American Creed written by William Tyler
  • 1919 Austria expels all Habsburgers

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1922 Stalin appointed General Secretary of Communist Party

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1923 2 "Black Sox" sue White Sox (unsuccessfully) for back salary
  • 1925 Great Britain goes back to gold standard
  • 1925 Netherlands & Belgium sign accord of Westerschelde
  • 1926 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 7th Symphony in C

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1926 2nd flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • 1926 Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions
  • 1927 Interstate Commerce Comm transfers Ohio to Eastern time zone
  • 1929 Persia agrees to Litvinov Pact
  • 1929 RMS Queen Mary is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by Cunard Line.
  • 1930 Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • 1930 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games

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1930 2nd Academy Awards - "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford
  • 1933 1st airplane flight over Mt Everest
  • 1933 Then longest North American hockey game requires a 1:44:46 overtime as Maple Leaf Ken Doraty scores to beat Canadiens 1-0
  • 1935 Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44)
  • 1936 Al Carr KOs Lew Massey on 1 punch, :07 of 1st round
  • 1936 Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds
  • 1941 Churchill warns Stalin of German invasion
  • 1941 Rasjid al-Gailani forms pro-German regime in Iraq
  • 1941 Walton's overture "Scapino" premieres in Chicago
  • 1943 Jan Dieters (leader of illegal CPN) arrested
  • 1944 British dive bombers attack battle cruiser Tirpitz
  • 1944 US Supreme Court (Smith v Allwright) "white primaries" unconstitutional
  • 1945 Hengelo freed from Nazi control by Canadian army
  • 1945 Nazis begin evacuation of camp Buchenwald
  • 1945 US 1st army conquers Hofgeismar
  • 1946 Netherlands-German postal relations resume
  • 1947 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 108 performances
  • 1948 1st US figure skating championships held

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1948 US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1948 US female Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
  • 1948 US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • 1949 KQW-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KCBS
  • 1949 North Atlantic Treaty signed by US, Britain, France & Canada
  • 1949 WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1951 Christopher Fry's "Sleep of Prisoners" premieres in Oxford
  • 1952 Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to US Congress
  • 1954 "Me & Juliet" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 358 performances
  • 1954 Don Perry climbs a 20' rope in under 2.8 seconds (AAU record)
  • 1955 Balt Orioles pull their 1st triple play (3-6-2 vs KC Athletics)
  • 1955 Fire in cinema in Sclessin, Belgium, kills 39

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1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Oklahoma City Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1955 Night express train in Guadalajara derails, killing 300

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1955 The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges.

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • 1956 "Silk Stockings" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 461 performances
  • 1956 Bulgarian vice premier Traitsjo Kostov rehabilitated
  • 1956 German war criminals Hinrichsen/Ruhl/Siebens/Viebahn freed
  • 1956 Hudsonville-Standale Tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado.

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1957 Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" premieres in London

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • 1957 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1958 "Say, Darling" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 332 performances

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1958 Fidel Castro's rebels attacked Havana

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 1960 Earthquake at Havre, Belgium
  • 1961 "Happiest Girl in the World" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 97 performances
  • 1961 Connie Mack Stadium in Phila is sold to J Schleifer Properties
  • 1962 Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races)
  • 1962 Lt General Marshall S Carter, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • 1964 Beatles hold top 6 spots on Sydney Australia record charts
  • 1964 US & Panama agree to resume diplomatic relations
  • 1965 1st atomic powered spacecraft (snap) launched
  • 1966 Luna 10 orbits Moon

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1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Venice Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1966 Tom Seaver signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 258

  • 1151 Igor Svyatoslavich, Ukrainian prince (d. 1202)
  • 1245 Philips III, the Stout, King of France (1270-85)
  • 1367 Henry IV, Bolingbroke Lincolnshire, King of England (1399-1413)
  • 1438 John III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland
  • 1485 Lieven van der Maude [Ammonius], South Netherland poet
  • 1529 Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1581)
  • 1569 Giovanni Battista Massarengo, composer
  • 1593 George Herbert, English metaphysical poet (5 Mystical Songs)
  • 1603 William Smith, composer
  • 1617 Antimo Liberati, composer
  • 1627 Johann Caspar Kerll, composer
  • 1649 Joseph-Francois Salomon, composer
  • 1682 Johann Valentin Rathgeber, German benedictine/composer
  • 1683 Mark Catesby, English naturalist (d. 1749)
  • 1693 George Edwards, English naturalist (d. 1773)
  • 1715 William Watson, English physician and scientist (d. 1787)
  • 1720 Elia van Vilnius, [Elijahu ben Salomo Zalman], Latvian rabbi
  • 1727 Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt, Flemish painter/engraver
  • 1751 Jean-Baptiste Lamoyne, composer
  • 1757 Ferenc Verseghy, composer
  • 1764 John Abernethy, surgeon, born in London, England
  • 1769 Christian Günther von Bernstorff, Danish and Prussian statesman and diplomat (d. 1835)
  • 1770 Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek general (d. 1843)

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1783 Washington Irving, American writer (Legend of Sleepy Hollow), born in NYC, New York

  • 1798 Charles D Wilkes, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1877)
  • 1806 Ivan Kireevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher (d. 1856)
  • 1812 Louisa Maria, Queen of the Belgians (1832-50/wife of Leopold I)
  • 1814 Lorenzo Snow, 5th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) (d. 1901)
  • 1821 T. Pelham Dale, Anglican clergyman prosecuted for Ritualist practices in the 1870s (d. 1892)
  • 1822 Edward Everett Hale, US, clergyman/author (Man without a Country)

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1823 William Macy "Boss" Tweed, corrupt political boss (NYC)

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • 1825 Adolf Rzepko, composer
  • 1837 John Burroughs, writer/nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake)
  • 1838 Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82)
  • 1842 Ulric Dahlgren, Col (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • 1858 Matthew Ricketts, 1st African American man elected to Neb State Legislature
  • 1859 Reginald De Koven, composer
  • 1860 Frederik W van Eeden, Dutch utopian writer (Walden)

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1866 J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], Cape Colony, South African General/Premier (1914-39)

South African Premier J. B. M. Hertzog
South African Premier
J. B. M. Hertzog
  • 1871 Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (El Florilegio)
  • 1874 Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, composer
  • 1881 Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53)
  • 1881 Margaret MJ "Daisy" Ashford, English author (Young Sisters)
  • 1882 Simon Elzinga, Dutch educator
  • 1884 Jackie Matthews, cricketer (Aust leg-spinner, two hat-tricks 1912)
  • 1885 Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer
  • 1885 Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1954)
  • 1888 Neville Cardus, cricketer (doyen of cricket writers)
  • 1889 Grigoras Dinicu, composer
  • 1893 Leslie Howard, [Stainer], actor (Gone With the Wind), born in London, England
  • 1893 Princess Maud of Fife (d. 1945)
  • 1894 Dooley Wilson, Tyler Tx, actor (Bill-Beulah, Casablanca)
  • 1895 Bjarne Brustad, composer
  • 1895 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Firenze (Florence) Italy, composer
  • 1896 Douwe Kalma, Dutch literary/leader (Young Frisian Movement)
  • 1898 George Jessel, toastmaster general/entertainer (Diary of Young Comic)
  • 1898 Henry R Luce, Tengchow China, publisher (Time, Fortune, Life)
  • 1899 Cees Lasseur, Dutch actor/owner (Hague Comedy)
  • 1899 David Jack, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1900 Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon
  • 1902 Henri Garat, Paris France, actor (Congress Dances)
  • 1902 Siguringi Eirikur Hjorleifsson, composer
  • 1903 Peter Huchel, writer
  • 1904 Iron Eyes Cody, actor (Black Gold, Ernest Goes to Camp), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1904 Peter Van Steeden, Amsterdam Neth, orchestra leader (Break the Bank)
  • 1904 Russel Wright, American industrial designer (d. 1976)
  • 1905 Robert Frederick Sink, United States Army Officer (d. 1965)
  • 1906 Kathleen Tillotson, Emeritus Professor of English (Bedford College)
  • 1907 Isaac Deutscher, Polish/English historian (Stalin/Trotsky biography)
  • 1911 Harold Watkins Shaw, musicologist
  • 1911 Michael Woodruff, FRS, surgeon
  • 1911 W R Lee, language teacher
  • 1911 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in Wierzchownia
  • 1912 Addeke H Boerma, Dutch dir-gen (FAO)
  • 1912 Bert Bakker, Dutch publisher (Free Netherlands)
  • 1913 F H Tate, vice-CEO (Tate & Lyle)
  • 1913 George Barati, composer
  • 1913 Per Borten, Premier of Norway (d. 2005)
  • 1914 Katherine Stammers Menzies, England, doubles tennis player (Wimb 1935)
  • 1915 Paul Touvier, war criminal
  • 1916 Herb Caen, columnist (SF Chronicle), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1916 Robert Jesse Charleston, museum Curator
  • 1917 Bill Finegan, Newark NJ, (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue)
  • 1917 Tibor Andrasovan, composer
  • 1918 Enrique Iturriaga, composer
  • 1918 Louis Applebaum, composer
  • 1918 Sixten Ehrling, Malmö Sweden, conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm)
  • 1919 Duke of Grafton, KG
  • 1920 Stan Freeman, Waterbury Conn, pianist (Melody Tour)
  • 1920 John Demjanjuk, Ukrainian-born American auto worker, alleged Nazi and convicted war criminal (under appeal at death), (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Harry Landers, actor (Ted Hoffman-Ben Casey), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921 Robert Karvelas, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1923 Jan Sterling, American actress (Ace in the Hole, The High and the Mighty), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 John Smith, English large landowner/financier/MP (C)
  • 1924 Canon A D Caesar, Sub Dean (HM Chapels Royal)
  • 1924 Doris Day, Cincinnati Oh, "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk)

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1924 Marlon Brando, actor (On the Waterfront, The Godfather), born in Omaha, Nebraska

  • 1924 Murray Dickie, opera singer/director
  • 1925 Tony Benn, British minister of technology (1968)
  • 1926 Andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics)

Famous Weddings

  • 1920 Novelist and short story writer Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Sayre (19) at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral

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1920 Author F. Scott Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Fitzgerald (19) at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York

  • 2010 "Love and Theft" country trio Eric Gunderson weds Emily Hagar (24) at sunset on the front porch of the historic Hazel Path mansion in Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • 2012 Paramore guitar player Josh Farro (22) weds Jenna Rice in Tennessee
  • 2014 Who's the Boss actor Danny Pintauro (38) weds partner Wil Tabares in Dana Point, California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 113

  • 33 Christ, crucified (according to astronomer Humphreys & Waddington)
  • 628 Chosroes II, emperor of Persia (579..628), murdered by his son
  • 963 William III, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 915)
  • 1287 Honorius IV, [Giacomo Savelli], Italian Pope (1285-87), dies
  • 1350 Eudes IV, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1295)
  • 1512 Richard Pafraet, Dutch printer, dies
  • 1525 Giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api), dies at 49
  • 1581 Huibert Duifhuis, Roman Catholic pastor (Rotterdam/Utrecht), dies
  • 1606 Charles Blount, 1st Earl of Devon, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1680 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, founder of the Maratha Empire, India (b. 1630)
  • 1682 Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spanish painter, dies
  • 1691 Jean Petitot, Swiss enamel painter (b. 1608)
  • 1694 Ferdinand van Apshoven de Jongere, Flemish painter, buried at 64
  • 1695 Melchior de Hondecoeter, Dutch still life painter, dies at about 58
  • 1717 Jacques Ozanam, French mathematician (b. 1640)
  • 1728 James Anderson, Scottish lawyer (b. 1662)
  • 1769 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist/poet (in blood), dies at 71
  • 1792 George Pocock, British admiral (b. 1706)
  • 1797 Nonnosus Madlseder, composer, dies at 66
  • 1804 Jędrzej Kitowicz, Polish priest (b. 1727/1728)
  • 1811 Pieter-Jozef Verhaghen, Flemish (court)painter, dies at 83
  • 1822 Friedrich Bertuch, writer, dies
  • 1826 Reginald Heber, bishop & hymn writer, dies
  • 1827 Ernst Chladni, German physicist (b. 1756)
  • 1838 Francesco Antommarchi, Napoleon's physician on St Helena, dies at 57
  • 1849 Juliusz Slowacki, Pol poet (Father of the Plague-Patient), dies at 39
  • 1850 Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 75
  • 1858 Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm, Austrian composer, dies at 79
  • 1862 James Clark Ross, Arctic explorer, dies
  • 1868 Franz Adolf Berwald, Swedish composer, dies at 71
  • 1876 Henriette Davidis, writer, dies
  • 1882 Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken, composer, dies at 71

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1882 Jesse James, outlaw, shot dead at 34, in St Joseph Mo by Robert Ford

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • 1884 Carel JCH van Nispen tot Sevenaer, Dutch Cath politician, dies at 59
  • 1897 Johannes Brahms, German composer/conductor (Hung Dances), dies at 63
  • 1901 Richard D'Oyly Carte, promotor (Gilbert & Sullivan operas), dies
  • 1909 Benjamin Johnson Lang, composer, dies at 71
  • 1915 Andrew Stoddart, cricketer (England capt at turn of century), suicide
  • 1919 Paul Geisler, composer, dies at 62
  • 1920 Homer Newton Bartlett, composer, dies at 74
  • 1930 Emma Albani, Canadian soprano (b. 1847)
  • 1936 Bruno Hauptmann, convicted Lindbergh baby killer, executed
  • 1941 Pal Teleki-von Szek, PM Hungary (1920-21, 39-41), suicide at 61
  • 1942 Albert Siklos, composer, dies at 63
  • 1942 Paul Gilson, composer, dies at 76
  • 1943 Conrad Veidt, German/US actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies at 50
  • 1945 Joseph Weinheber, Austria poet/writer (Vienna Verbatim), dies at 43
  • 1946 Masaharu Homma, Lt Gen (responsible for Bataan Death March), executed
  • 1949 Basil Harwood, composer, dies at 89
  • 1950 Adolf Wiklund, composer, dies at 70
  • 1950 Carter G Woodson, American historian (African American studies), dies at 74
  • 1950 Kurt Julian Weill, German composer (Dreigroschenoper), dies at 50
  • 1951 Johannes C Kielstra, Dut economist/gov (Suriname 1933-44), dies at 72
  • 1956 T Kostov, Bulgarian vice-premier, executed
  • 1958 Theodor Kramer, writer, dies
  • 1960 Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87
  • 1962 Benny "Kid" Paret, US welterweight boxer, dies after fight, at 24
  • 1962 Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer, dies at 78
  • 1965 Ernst Kirchweger, Austrian communist and resistance fighter (born 1897 or 1898)
  • 1966 Russel Crouse, US stagewriter (Life with Father), dies at 73
  • 1969 Rex Evans, actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara), dies at 65
  • 1971 Joseph Valachi, US gangster, dies at 66
  • 1971 Manfred Bonnington Lee, [Ellery Queen], detective writer, dies at 65
  • 1972 Ferde Ferdinand Rudolph von Grofe, composer, dies at 80
  • 1972 Ferde Grofe, US composer (Grand Canyon Suite), dies at 80
  • 1975 Mary Ure, Scottish actress (Sons & Lovers, Where Eagles Dare), dies at 42
  • 1976 Maurice Johnstone, composer, dies at 75
  • 1977 Jack Ryder, cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 1394 runs), dies
  • 1978 Ray Noble, English bandleader and composer (b. 1903)
  • 1980 Luella Gear, actress (Joe & Mabel), dies at 82
  • 1981 Juan Trippe, Airline entrepreneur and pioneer, Pan Am founder (b. 1899)
  • 1982 Herman W Filarski, Dutch bridge journalist, dies at 69
  • 1982 Warren Oates, actor (East of Eden, Stoney Burke), dies at 53
  • 1986 Peter Pears, English tenor (Death in Venice), dies at 75
  • 1987 Tom Sestak, American football player (b. 1936)
  • 1988 Milton A Caniff, US cartoonist (Terry & the Pirates), dies at 81
  • 1989 Norman Woolard, actor (Guilty, Saul & David, Medeleine), dies at 79
  • 1990 Katharine Balfour, actress (Love Story), dies of ALS at 69
  • 1990 Sarah Vaughn, jazz singer, dies of lung cancer at 66

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1991 Graham Greene, Brit writer (3rd Man, Our man in Havana), dies at 86

  • 1992 Lloyd "Slim" Andrews, actor (Buf Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies
  • 1992 Margaret Barker, actress (Fathers & Son), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • 1993 Alexander Mnouchkine, French movie producer (Professional), dies at 83
  • 1993 Dieter Plage, German wildlife filmmaker, dies at 57
  • 1993 Eduardo Cabellero Calderon, Colombian writer/diplomat, dies at 83
  • 1993 Pinky Lee, kiddie host (Pinky Lee Show), dies of heart attack at 85
  • 1994 Betty Furness, actress/news consumer reporter (WNBC), dies at 78
  • 1994 Frank G Wells, US company director (Walt Disney Co.), dies in a helicopter crash at 62
  • 1994 Jerome Lejeune, French geneticist (Syndrome of Down), dies at 67
  • 1994 Pat Harper, NYC news anchor (WPIX, WNBC), dies
  • 1995 David Alexander Reginald Herbert, writer, dies at 86
  • 1995 Harvey Pennick, golfer/teacher, dies at 89
  • 1996 Carl Stokes, 1st African American mayor of a major US city (Cleve), dies
  • 1996 Christopher John Seward, aid worker, dies at 45
  • 1996 Ron Brown, American Secretary of Commerce, dies in an air accident aged 54
  • 1996 Ronald Harmon Brown, politician, dies at 54
  • 1996 Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes, bluesman, dies at 59
  • 1997 Judy Flannery, master triathelete, killed by a car at 56
  • 1998 Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1999 Lionel Bart, English pop music composer and writer, dies of liver cancer at 68