On This Day for 30th April

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 221

  • 311 Roman Emperor Galerius issues Edict of Toleration, ending persercution of Christians in the Roman Empire
  • 313 Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule.
  • 711 Islamic conquest of Iberia: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).

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1064 German King Henry IV gives away Utrecht county of West Friesland

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • 1315 Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon.
  • 1349 Jewish community at Radolszell, Germany, exterminated
  • 1396 Crusaders & Earl of Nevers depart from Dijon
  • 1483 Orbital calculations suggest that on this day, Pluto moved inside Neptune's orbit until July 23, 1503.

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1492 Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1492 Spain announces it will expel all Jews
  • 1506 Philip of Burgundy & England sign trade agreement

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1527 Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France signed the Treaty of Westminster, pledging to combine their forces against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in an attempt to win the War of the League of Cognac

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1562 1st French colonists in North America: Jean Ribault & colonists arrive in Florida
  • 1563 Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI
  • 1598 1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande)

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1616 King James I of England leaves Brielle/Vlissingen

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1650 French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain
  • 1661 Tsjeng Tsj'eng-Kung begins siege of Dutch fort Zeelandia, Formosa
  • 1671 Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
  • 1695 William Congreve's "Love for Love" premieres in London
  • 1722 Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant
  • 1725 Emperor Charles VI & King Philip IV of Spain sign Treaty of Vienna
  • 1748 Ceasefire at Aken ends
  • 1763 Member of Parliament and journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower of London, charged with seditious libel
  • 1772 John Clais patents 1st scale
  • 1774 Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee

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1789 George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1790 Colonial troops occupy Bonni's marroon village
  • 1794 The Battle of Boulou is fought, in which French forces defeated the Spanish under General Union.
  • 1798 US Department of the Navy forms
  • 1803 US doubles in size through Louisiana Purchase ($15 million)
  • 1804 Hague's Theater opens
  • 1808 1st practical typewriter finished by Italian Pellegrini Turri
  • 1812 (Eastern) Louisiana admitted as 18th US state
  • 1838 Nicaragua declares independence from Central American federation
  • 1852 Anton Rubinsteins opera "Dmitri Donskoi" premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1857 San Jose State University forms

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1859 Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is first published in literary periodical "All the Year Round" (weekly installments until Nov 26)

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1859 Paul Morphy returns from 10-month chess tour of Europe, retires
  • 1860 Navaho indians attack Fort Defiance (Canby)
  • 1861 President Lincoln ordered Federal Troops to evacuate Indian Territory (US Civil War)
  • 1862 Swift Run Gap, WV skirmishes

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1863 -5/1] Battle of Snyder's Bluff, Virginia (part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War): General Sherman beaten by Confederate forces

  • 1863 Mexican forces attacked the French Foreign Legion in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.
  • 1864 Battle of Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas; Gen W R Scurry is killed
  • 1864 New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee
  • 1869 Hawaiian YMCA organized
  • 1871 The Camp Grant Massacre of Apaches in Arizona Territory, perpetrated by white & Mexican adventurers; 144 die
  • 1885 Boston Pops Orchestra forms
  • 1887 1st game played at Broad & Huntingdon St Park (Baker Bowl) in Philadelphia; Phillies beat Giants 19-10
  • 1888 Hail stones kills about 250 in Moradabad district of Delhi
  • 1889 1st US national holiday, on centennial of Washington's inauguration
  • 1898 Championship wrestling match at Met turns into a brawl
  • 1900 165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match
  • 1900 Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.
  • 1902 Debussy's opera "Pelléas et Mélissande" premieres in Paris
  • 1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) 1st home game, (Hilltop Park-168th St & Broadway, Manhattan), they beat Wash Senators, 6-2
  • 1904 Ice cream cone makes its debut
  • 1905 1st official soccer game between Belgium-Netherlands (1-4)
  • 1907 Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
  • 1910 Cleve Indian Addie Joss wins 2nd no-hitter beating White Sox
  • 1911 Portugal approves female suffrage
  • 1916 Chicago Cubs play 1st game at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) beat Reds
  • 1916 Germany ratifies bill bringing in Daylight Saving Time - first country in the world
  • 1918 Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen
  • 1919 Phillies beat Bkln Dodgers 9-0 in 20 innings
  • 1920 The British Government ends military conscription
  • 1921 American Professional Football Association reorganizes in Akron
  • 1921 Pope Benedict XV encyclical "On Dante"
  • 1922 Chicago White Sox Charles Robertson perfect games Detroit Tigers, 2-0
  • 1925 Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
  • 1927 Princess Juliana gets seat in Dutch Council of State
  • 1928 Cherkess Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1957)
  • 1929 Earnest Streeruwitz becomes chancellor of Austria
  • 1934 Austria gets "Austrian facist" constitution
  • 1935 World Congress for Women's Rights concludes in Istanbul
  • 1937 The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.

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1938 Bradman scores 258 Aust v Worcs, 293 mins, 33 fours 1 five

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1938 The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.
  • 1939 New York World's Fair opens

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1939 NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with FDR at opening of NY World's Fair

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1939 Tropicana ballet of Havana, Cuba, forms
  • 1940 Bkln Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cin Reds, 3-0
  • 1941 Spread of Judaism begins in Croatia
  • 1942 1st submarine built on Great Lakes launched, (Peto), Manitowoc, Wi
  • 1943 Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp for Jews forms
  • 1943 Dutch strike against forced labor in Nazi Germany's war industry
  • 1943 Noel Coward's "This Happy Breed" premieres in London
  • 1944 NY Giant Phil Weintraub gets 11 RBIs
  • 1944 NY Giant, Mel Ott scores 6 runs in 1 game drawing 5 walks for 4th time
  • 1945 "Arthur Godfrey Time" begins a 27 year run on CBS radio
  • 1945 Concentration camp Munchen-Allag freed
  • 1945 Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) calls for crusade against the Bolsheviks
  • 1945 Red Army occupies Demmin

Victory in battleRaising a Flag over the Reichstag

1945 Red Army opens attack on German Reichstag building in Berlin

  • 1945 Russian Army frees Ravensbruck concentration camp
  • 1945 US troops attack the Elbe
  • 1946 Cleve Indian Bob Feller's 2nd no-hitter beats NY Yankees, 1-0
  • 1947 Boulder Dam renamed in honor of Herbert Hoover
  • 1948 "Inside USA" opens at Century Theater NYC for 339 performances

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 203

  • 1245 King Philip III of France (d. 1285)
  • 1309 Kazimierz III de Great, King of Poland (1333-70)
  • 1553 Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont, queen of France (d. 1601)
  • 1602 William Lilly, England, astrologer/author/almanac compiler
  • 1651 Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest/theorist/saint
  • 1662 Queen Mary II of England (d. 1694)
  • 1664 François Louis, Prince of Conti, French general (d. 1709)
  • 1710 Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general (d. 1795)
  • 1717 Guillaume Gommaire Kennis, composer
  • 1723 Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (d. 1806)
  • 1743 Robert Jasper van de Capellen, master of Marsch/politician
  • 1767 Jean Henri Appelius, lawyer/minister of Finance
  • 1770 David Thompson, English/Canadian explorer (Columbia River)

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1777 Carl Friedrich Gauss, world's great mathematician, born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1855)

Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • 1790 John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrialist
  • 1792 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, composer
  • 1797 Andreas V Michiels, Dutch military governor of West-Sumatra
  • 1803 Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (d. 1879)
  • 1805 William Kerley Strong, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • 1812 Kaspar Hauser, German son of grand duke Karel van Bathe
  • 1823 George JD Campbell, Scottish/Brit Minister to Indies (1868-74/80-85)
  • 1830 Davis Tillson, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • 1837 Alfred Gaul, composer
  • 1846 Rosalie Amstein, writer
  • 1853 Alfred v Berger, writer
  • 1857 Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1940)
  • 1858 Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison, 1st lady (1889-1893)
  • 1864 Frans Netscher, Dutch writer/journalist (Studies of nude model)
  • 1864 Juhan Liiv, Estonian poet (d. 1913)
  • 1865 Max Nettlau, German anarchist (d. 1944)
  • 1869 Hans Poelzig, German architect (d. 1936)
  • 1870 Franz Lehar, operetta composer (Naughty Marietta)
  • 1874 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian priest/writer
  • 1876 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (d. 1937)
  • 1877 Alice B. Toklas, American companion of Gertrude Stein (d. 1967)
  • 1882 Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (To the Invisible)
  • 1883 David John de Lloyd, composer
  • 1884 Albert Israel Elkus, composer
  • 1885 Luigi Russolo, composer
  • 1886 Frank Merrik, composer
  • 1888 John Crowe Ransom, US poet/critic (God Without Thunder)
  • 1889 Acario Cotapos, composer
  • 1889 Rudolph Hermann Simonsen, composer
  • 1891 Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Swart mar leaflik)

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1893 Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister, born in Wesel, Rhine Province, German Empire (d. 1946)

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1895 Philippe Panneton, French Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (d. 1960)
  • 1896 Gary Davis, Laurens SC, blues/folk guitarist (A Little More Faith)
  • 1896 Hans List, Austrian inventor (d. 1996)
  • 1897 Humberto Mauro, Brazillina director and screenwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1899 Jannetje Fisherman-Roosendaal, author (regional novels)
  • 1899 Lucie Mannheim, actress (East Meets West, 39 Steps), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1901 Simon Kuznets, Ukrainian-born economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1985)
  • 1902 Andre-Francois Marescotti, composer
  • 1902 Rudolf Wittelsbach, composer
  • 1903 Gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Symphony Breve)

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1905 John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate (Universal Declaration on Human Rights), born in Hampton, New Brunswick (d. 1995)

  • 1908 Eve Arden [Eunice Mary Quedens], American actress (Our Miss Brooks), born in Mill Valley, California, (d. 1990)
  • 1908 Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic foreign and later prime minister (d. 1970)
  • 1909 Juliana, Queen of Netherlands (1948-80)
  • 1909 F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor (d. 1992)
  • 1910 Al Lewis, actor (Leo-Car 54, Grandpa-Munsters)
  • 1911 Hans Studer, composer
  • 1911 John-Baptist J Walgrave, [Henricus/Humanus], Flemish, theologist
  • 1911 Luise Rinser, writer
  • 1912 Manuel Gutierrez Mellado, soldier/politician
  • 1913 Bernard Charles Sendall, deputy director general (ITA)
  • 1913 Edith Fowke, folklorist
  • 1914 Sid Weiss, jazz bassist, born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1916 Claude Shannon, information theorist
  • 1916 Dugo D Schenker, Suriname/Antillian producer
  • 1916 Robert Shaw, Red Bluff California, chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale)
  • 1917 Bea Wain, US singer/radio host (Lucky Strike Hit Parade)
  • 1918 W Donald McNeill, tennis champ (US Open-1940)
  • 1919 Valeer [Valerius V] van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer
  • 1920 Duncan Hamilton, driver
  • 1920 Leen 't Hart, Dutch organist/composer
  • 1921 Roger Easton, American scientist & inventor (GPS), born in Craftsbury, Vermont (d. 2014)
  • 1922 Anton Murray, cricketer (South African batsman in 10 Tests 1951-55)
  • 1923 Alan Wharton, cricketer (England batsman once v NZ 1949, scored 7 & 13)
  • 1923 George Byatt, playwright
  • 1923 Al Lewis, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Sheldon Harnick, lyricist (Fiorello, Fiddler on the Roof), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Corinne Calvet, actress (Phantom of Hollywood), born in Paris, France
  • 1925 Johnny Horton, country music and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1960)
  • 1926 Cloris Leachman, actress (Last Picture Show, Phyllis), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1926 Corinne Calvet, France, actress (Apache Uprising)
  • 1926 Edmund Cooper, UK, sci-fi author (Seed of Light, All Fool's Day)
  • 1927 Lars Hall, Sweden, Pentathelete (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1928 Hugh Hood, Canadian author (d. 2000)
  • 1929 Peter Carsten, Weissenberg Bavaria, actor (Mr Super Invisible)
  • 1930 Raoul de Keyser, [Dekeyser], Flemish painter
  • 1931 William L [Bill] Clay, (Rep-D-MO, 1969- )
  • 1932 Anton Larrauri, composer
  • 1934 Jerry Lordan, English composer and singer (d. 1995)
  • 1936 Zohra Lampert, actress (Doctors' Hospital, Girl With Something Extra)
  • 1938 Gary Collins, Venice California, actor (6th Sense, Home Show), (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Larry [Van Cott] Niven, US, sci-fi author (5 Hugo, Neutron Star)
  • 1938 Juraj Jakubisko, Slovak film director
  • 1939 Ellen Taafe Zwilich, (1st woman composer Pulitzer 1982), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1939 Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of Dutch Princess Margriet

Famous Weddings

  • 1290 Joan of Acre (18), daughter of Edward I marries (1) Gilbert de Clare, Duke of Hertford at Westminster Abbey.

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1923 Golfer champion Walter Hagen (30) weds Edna Straus at the Hotel Biltmore in New York

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen

HeartWedding of Interest

1932 Cricketer Donald Bradman (23) weds Jessie Martha Menzies at St Paul's Anglican Church in Burwood, Sydney

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

HeartWedding of Interest

1937 General Douglas MacArthur (57) marries 2nd wife Jean Faircloth

WW2 General Douglas MacArthur
WW2 General
Douglas MacArthur

HeartWedding of Interest

1945 MLB catcher Roy Campanella (23) weds Ruthe Willis

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

HeartWedding of Interest

1949 Ice hockey goaltender Jacques Plante (20) weds Jacqueline Gagne in Quebec, Canada

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante

HeartWedding of Interest

1961 Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk USSR

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald

HeartWedding of Interest

1988 Actor Tom Hanks (31) weds actress Rita Wilson (31)

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks

HeartWedding of Interest

1989 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) weds nanny Marsha Garces at a private ceremony in Lake Tahoe, California

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams

HeartWedding of Interest

1990 Game show host Alex Trebek (49) weds real-estate mogul Jean Currivan (27) at the Regency Club in Los Angeles

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek

HeartWedding of Interest

1994 Soccer great Pele (53) weds psychologist Assiria Seixas Lemos (36)

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele

HeartWedding of Interest

1995 Country singer Rosanne Cash (39) weds record producer John Leventhal (42)

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash

HeartWedding of Interest

1997 Actor Max Von Sydow (68) weds filmmaker Catherine Brelet

HeartWedding of Interest

1998 Boyzone singer Ronan Keating (21) weds model Yvonne Connolly at the Caribbean isle of Nevis

  • 2007 "Timbiriche" pop singer Paulina Rubio (35) weds Spanish public relations executive Nicolas "Colate" Vallejo Najera in Cancun, Quintana Roo

HeartWedding of Interest

2008 Singer-songwriter Mariah Carey (41) weds actor and rapper Nick Cannon (31) at Bahamian estate on the island of Windermere

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
Actor & Rapper Nick Cannon
Actor & Rapper
Nick Cannon
  • 2011 Actor Lorenzo Lamas (53) weds model Shawna Craig at Casa Dorada Resort in Cabo, San Lucas

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 134

  • 65 Lucan, Roman poet (b. 39)
  • 313 Gaius G V Maximus, [Daia], Emperor of Rome, dies
  • 535 Amalaswintha, queen of Ostrogoten, murdered
  • 1030 Mohammud van Ghazna, Turkish mayor (G'widen)/Islamic ruler, dies
  • 1063 Emperor Renzong of China (b. 1010)
  • 1131 Adjutor, Roman Catholic Saint
  • 1196 Boudouin II, bishop of Utrecht (1178-96), dies
  • 1214 Huguccio/Hugo van Pisa, Italian bishop, dies
  • 1328 ... Eckhard, German theologist/mystic, dies
  • 1341 John III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1285)
  • 1439 Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, English military leader (b. 1382)
  • 1524 Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, French soldier (b. 1473)
  • 1544 Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden, Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1630 Ercole Porta, composer, dies at 44
  • 1632 Jean de Tilly, fieldmarshal, dies
  • 1632 Sigismund III, King of Poland/Sweden, dies at 65
  • 1642 Dmitry Pozharsky, Russian prince (b. 1578)
  • 1655 Eustache Le Sueur, French painter (b. 1617)
  • 1660 Peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 84
  • 1696 Robert Plot, British naturalist (b. 1640)
  • 1708 Simon de Vries, book seller/writer (Unequal), dies
  • 1712 Philippus van Limborch, remonstrants theologist/vicar, dies at 78
  • 1736 Johann Albert Fabricius, German classical scholar and bibliographer (b. 1668)
  • 1743 Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian playwright/poet, dies
  • 1758 François d'Agincourt, French composer (b. 1684)
  • 1784 Franz K earl von Velbruck, German free mason, dies
  • 1785 Frederick Philipse III, land owner (Bronx, Westch & Putnam), dies at 65
  • 1792 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer, dies at 36
  • 1792 John Montague 4th Earl of Sandwich, English Naval minister, dies at 73
  • 1793 Lorenzo Fago, composer, dies at 88
  • 1795 Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (b. 1716)
  • 1800 John H Midderigh, Rotterdam patriot, dies at 46
  • 1829 George Washington Adams, son of John Q Adams, dies on City Is NYC
  • 1841 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (b. 1758)
  • 1847 Charles L J, archduke of Austria/gov-gen (Austria-Netherland), dies
  • 1848 Friedrich Freiherr Gagern, German/Dutch army commandant, dies at 53
  • 1855 Henry Rowley Bishop, British composer/conductor, dies at 68
  • 1859 Sergei T Aksakov, Russian writer (Bagrova-vnuka), dies at 67
  • 1865 Robert Fitzroy, English admiral and meteorologist (b. 1805)
  • 1875 Jean Frederic Waldeck, French explorer, lithographer, and cartographer (b. 1766)

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1883 Édouard Manet, French impressionist painter dies at 61

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet
  • 1887 Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer, dies at 71
  • 1893 Gyula Beliczay, composer, dies at 57
  • 1895 Gustav Freytag, writer, dies at 78
  • 1896 Antonio Cagnoni, composer, dies at 68
  • 1900 John Luther (Casey) Jones, dies in Cannonball Express train wreck
  • 1903 Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and suffragist (b.1831)
  • 1912 František Kmoch, Czech composer, dies at 63
  • 1919 Henry Wood, England cricket wicket keeper (in 4 Tests 1888-92), dies
  • 1922 David M Chumaceiro, Curacaos poet, dies
  • 1931 Sammy Woods, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia, 3 for England), dies
  • 1933 Luis Sanchez Cerro, Pres of Peru, assassinated by Hurtado de Mendoza
  • 1934 William Henry Welch, dies at 75
  • 1936 Alfred Edward Housman, English poet (b. 1859)
  • 1942 Catherine Murphy Urner, composer, dies at 51
  • 1942 J van Hoddis, writer, dies at 54
  • 1943 Leo Smit, Dutch composer, dies in Sobibór extermination camp at 42
  • 1943 Beatrice Potter Webb, British writer (My Apprenticeship), dies at 85
  • 1943 Etty Hillesum, Dutch diarist, dies in Auschwitz
  • 1943 Otto Jespersen, Danish philologist (b. 1860)

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1945 Adolf Hitler, German Dictator (1936-45), commits suicide at 56

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1945 Eva Braun, German mistress/wife of Hitler, commits suicide at 33
  • 1952 Charles Radoux-Rogier, composer, dies
  • 1956 Alben W Barkley, (VP-D-1949-53), dies at 78
  • 1957 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven), dies at 80
  • 1959 Armand Louis Joseph Marsick, composer, dies at 81
  • 1963 Bryant Washburn, actor (Nabonga, Millionaire Kid), dies at 74
  • 1965 Helen Chandler, American actress (Dracula, Salute, Last Flight), dies at 59
  • 1966 Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker, dies on his birthday in a motorcycle accident
  • 1970 Hall Johnson, composer, dies at 82
  • 1970 Inger Stevens, actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), commits suicide at 35
  • 1970 Jacob Presser, historian/writer (Doom, Ondergang), dies at 71
  • 1971 Elmo Roper, pollster (Roper Poll), dies at 70
  • 1972 Gia Scala, actress (Garment Jungle, I Aim at the Stars), dies at 38
  • 1972 Ntare V, king of Burundi, murdered
  • 1973 Josie Sedgwick, actress (White Moth), dies of stroke at 75
  • 1973 Václav Renč, Czech poet, dramatist and translator (b. 1911)

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1974 Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies of uterine cancer at 73

  • 1976 Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer, dies at 51
  • 1977 Clive Martin Douglas, composer, dies at 73
  • 1980 Mary McCarty, actress (French Line), dies
  • 1980 Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet, journalist, and politician (b. 1898)
  • 1981 Peter Huchel, German poet, dies at 78
  • 1982 Albert TLCA Bird, lecture artist, dies
  • 1982 Herman Tholen, Dutch cabaret performer (Juveniles), dies
  • 1982 Taisen Deshimaru, founder of several Zen centers in France, dies at 67
  • 1982 Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)

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1983 George Balanchine, Russian/US ballet composer/choreographer, dies from Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease at 79

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • 1983 Jerry Hatsuo Fujikawa, actor (Uncle Matsu-Mr T & Tina), dies at 71

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1983 Muddy Waters, US blues singer/guitarist (Mad Love), dies at 70

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • 1983 Joel H. Hildebrand, American Chemist whose research led to new treatments for divers with the 'bends' through the use of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures, dies at 101
  • 1984 Arthur T "Bomber" Harris, bombed nazi-Germany, dies
  • 1987 Hugh Dempster, actor (Anna Karenina, Candles at Nine), dies
  • 1988 James McCracken, US tenor, dies at 61
  • 1989 Sergio Leone, Italian director (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 60
  • 1989 Yi, Bang-ja, Crown Princess of Korea (b. 1901)
  • 1991 George Sperti Sperti, inventor (Preparation H), dies at 91
  • 1991 Michael G Hagerty, actor (Overboard), dies at 39
  • 1992 Daan van Driel, Dutch cartoonist/WWII resist fighter (Trouw), dies
  • 1993 David Waymer, NFLer (Saints, 49'ers, Raiders), dies at 34