On This Day for 7th April

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 191

  • 30 Scholars' estimate of Jesus' crucifixion by Roman troops in Jerusalem
  • 451 Attila's Huns plunder Metz

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529 First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I.

Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I
Eastern Roman Emperor
Justinian I
  • 1118 Pope Gelasius II excommunicated Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
  • 1348 Prague U, 1st university in central Europe, formed by Charles IV
  • 1456 Louis van Burbon becomes prince-bishop of Luik
  • 1498 Crowd storms Savonarola's convent San Marco Florence, Italy
  • 1509 France declares war on Venice
  • 1521 Inquisitor-general Adrian Boeyens bans Lutheran books

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1521 Ferdinand Magellan's fleet reaches Cebu

  • 1541 Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies.
  • 1584 Ieper surrenders to duke Van Parma
  • 1625 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed German supreme commander
  • 1645 Michael Cardozo becomes 1st Jewish lawyer in Brazil
  • 1652 Dutch establish settlement at Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1655 Fabio Chigi replaces Pope Innocent X as Alexander VII
  • 1712 Slave revolt (NYC)

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1724 Johann S Bach's "John Passion" premieres in Leipzig

  • 1739 Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing
  • 1776 Captain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward.
  • 1788 1st settlement in Ohio, at Marietta
  • 1795 France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length.
  • 1798 Mississippi Territory organized

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1805 Premiere of Beethoven's "Eroica" (conducted by himself)

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1818 General Andrew Jackson conquers St Marks Fla from Seminole indians

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1827 English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches
  • 1831 Dom Pedro abdicates to son, Dom Pedro II crowned emperor of Brazil
  • 1860 Grand duke Frederik I liberalizes laws in Bathe
  • 1862 Grant defeats Confederates at Battle of Shiloh, Tenn, Island #10 falls
  • 1863 Battle of Charleston SC, failed Federal fleet attack on Fort Sumter
  • 1865 Battle of Farmville VA
  • 1868 Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by the Irish, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and only federal politician.
  • 1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Yellow Face" (BG)
  • 1890 Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal.
  • 1891 Nebraska introduces 8 hour work day
  • 1901 SDAP demands general voting right/abolishing First Chamber
  • 1902 Texas Oil Company (Texaco) forms
  • 1906 Act of Algeciras drawn between Moroccan police & banking business
  • 1906 Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
  • 1917 De Falla's ballet "El Sombrero de tres Picos" premieres in Madrid
  • 1917 James Barries' "Old Lady Shows Her" premieres in London
  • 1919 1st parcel of land is purchased for Cleveland Metroparks
  • 1921 Revolutionary leader, Sun Yat-sen is elected President of China at Canton, though China remains divided into north and south and subject to rivalries of warlords
  • 1922 Naval Reserve #3, "Teapot Dome," leased to Harry F Sinclair

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1922 Warren G. Harding's Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leases the Teapot Dome oil reserves to harry sinclair, setting in motion what comes to be known over the next two years as the Teapot Dome scandals

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair
Founder of Sinclair Oil
Harry Ford Sinclair
29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
United States Senator Albert B. Fall
United States Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • 1923 1st brain tumor operation under local anesthetic performed (Beth Israel Hospital in NYC) by Dr K Winfield Ney
  • 1923 Workers Party of America (NYC) becomes official communist party
  • 1926 Forest fire burns 900 acres & kills 2 (San Luis Obispo California)

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1926 Mussolini is shot 3 times by Violet Gibson in Rome, only hitting him in the nose

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1927 Using phone lines TV is sent from Wash DC to NYC
  • 1928 44-yr old NY Ranger GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game, & beats Montreal Maroons 2-1
  • 1931 Seals Stadium opens in SF
  • 1933 1st 2 NAZI anti-Jewish laws, bars Jews from legal & public service
  • 1933 'National Beer Day" Cullen-Harrison act comes into effect legalising sale of low alcohol beer
  • 1933 University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic

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1934 In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1939 Italy invades Albania

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1940 1st black to appear on US stamp (Booker T. Washington)

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • 1940 7th Masters Golf Tournament: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 280
  • 1941 British generals O'Connor & Neame captured in North Africa

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1943 Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini met for an Axis conference in Salzburg

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1943 British/US troops make contact at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia
  • 1943 Lt colonel Claus von Stauffenberg seriously wounded at allied air raid
  • 1943 NFL adopts free substitution rule
  • 1944 General Montgomery speaks to generals about invastion plan
  • 1945 1st & last assault of German Rammkommando on US bombers
  • 1945 US B-17s bombs range at Luneburg
  • 1945 US planes intercept Japanese fleet heading for Okinawa on a suicide superbattleship Yamato & four destroyers were sunk
  • 1946 10th Masters Golf Tournament: Herman Keiser wins, shooting a 282
  • 1946 Part of East Prussia incorporated into Russian SFSR
  • 1946 Syria's independence from France is officially recognised.
  • 1948 World Health Organization formed by the United Nations
  • 1948 A Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead.
  • 1949 "South Pacific" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1928 performances

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1951 15th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1951 American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament
  • 1951 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • 1951 105th Grand National: John Bullock aboard Nickel Coin wins
  • 1953 1st west-to-east jet transatlantic nonstop flight
  • 1953 Dag Hammarskjoeld of Sweden elected 2nd UN general-secretary
  • 1954 German government refuses to recognize DDR

Conference-meetingConference of Interest

1954 US President Eisenhower in news conference first to voice fear of a "domino-effect" of communism in Indo-China

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1954 WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, GA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 10th NBA Championship: Ph Warriors beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 1
  • 1956 Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco
  • 1957 21st Masters Golf Tournament: Doug Ford wins, shooting a 283
  • 1957 Last of NY's electric trolleys completes its final run
  • 1958 Dodgers erect 42-foot screen in left field at LA Coliseum to cut down on home runs, since it is only 250 feet down the line
  • 1959 Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years
  • 1959 Radar 1st bounced off Sun, Stanford Calif
  • 1962 Umrigar slams 172* v WI at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes
  • 1962 Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail

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1963 27th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286

  • 1963 Yugoslavia proclaimed a Socialistic republic
  • 1963 Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
  • 1964 IBM announces the System/360.
  • 1965 Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man NZ v Pakistan
  • 1966 US recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor (whoops!)
  • 1967 Israeli/Syrian border fights
  • 1967 Tom Donahue, SF dj begins new radio format - Progressive (KMPX-FM)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 215

  • 1506 Francis Xavier, saint/Jesuit missionary to India, Malaya, & Japan
  • 1534 Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary (Brazilian Tupi-Indians)
  • 1613 Gerard Dou, Dutch painter (Night School) (d. 1675)
  • 1622 Louise Hollandine, daughter of King Frederik V & Elizabeth Stuart
  • 1629 Juan Jose, of Austria, Spanish general/governor of Netherlands
  • 1644 François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (d. 1730)
  • 1648 Ferdinand van Kessel, Flemish painter
  • 1648 John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (d. 1721)
  • 1652 Pope Clement XII (d. 1740)
  • 1694 Coelestin Praelisauer, composer
  • 1699 Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer, composer
  • 1718 Hugh Blair, Scottish preacher and man of letters (d. 1800)
  • 1727 Henri Hardouin, composer
  • 1727 Michel Adanson, French botanist (d. 1806)
  • 1745 Georg Druschetzky, composer
  • 1748 Georg Wenzel Ritter, composer
  • 1756 Charles Felix, King of Sardina (1821-31)
  • 1763 Domenico Dragonetti, composer
  • 1768 Karl Theodor Toeschi, composer
  • 1770 William Wordsworth, England, poet laureate (Prelude)
  • 1772 F M Charles Fourier, French socialist
  • 1775 Francis C Lowell, founded 1st raw cotton-to-cloth textile mill
  • 1780 William Ellery Channing, US, Unitarian clergyman
  • 1786 William Rufus DeVane King, (D) 13th VP (1853)
  • 1801 Henry Eagle, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1882)
  • 1803 Flora Tristan, writer
  • 1803 James Curtiss, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1859)
  • 1805 Francis Wilkinson Pickens, (Gov-SC, Confederacy), (d. 1869)
  • 1819 Hubert Leonard, composer
  • 1822 Gershom Mott, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1826 Johann Hermann Berens, composer
  • 1841 Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanicus
  • 1841 Joseph H "Jozef" Neuhuys, painter
  • 1847 J P Jacobsen, writer
  • 1848 Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1930)
  • 1851 Otto Adolf Klauwell, composer
  • 1858 Adrien H Gerhard, Dutch socialist politician (SDAP)
  • 1859 Walter Camp, Ct, father of American football (Yale)
  • 1860 Will Keith Kellogg, American cereal manufacturer (d. 1951)
  • 1869 David Grandison Fairchild, US, botanist/explorer, brought plants to US
  • 1870 Gustav Landauer, German socialist
  • 1870 Joseph Ryeland, Belgian composer/Baron
  • 1872 William Monroe Trotter, Hyde Park, Massachusetts, newspaper editor and African-American rights activist
  • 1873 John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)
  • 1878 C M M Hathorn, cricketer (South African Test centurion in 1905-06)
  • 1878 Jozef C Bittremieux, Flemish theologist (Virgin & Mother of God)
  • 1882 Bert "Dainty" Ironmonger, cricketer (belated Australian rep 1928-33)
  • 1882 Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (12/2/32-1/28/33)
  • 1883 Gino Severini, Italian painter (d. 1966)
  • 1884 Charles Dodd, English new testament authority
  • 1884 Louis H N Bosch van Rosenthal, Dutch politician/resistance fighter
  • 1886 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1890 Marjory Stoneman Douglas, environmentalist (1st Lady of Everglades)
  • 1891 Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor (d. 1958)
  • 1893 Irene Castle, dancer (leader in anti-vivisection movement)
  • 1893 Allen Dulles, American Central Intelligence Agency director (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Gerald Brenan, English writer
  • 1895 Eduardo Toldra, composer
  • 1895 Lewis B Combs, naval commander/civil engineer
  • 1896 Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25)
  • 1897 Harald Sigurd Johan Saeverud, composer [OS]
  • 1897 Walter Winchell, Harlem newscaster/columnist (Untouchables), born in NYC, New York
  • 1897 Erich Loewenhardt, German flying ace of World War I (d. 1918)
  • 1899 Robert Casadesus, French pianist (d. 1972)
  • 1900 Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, England, 50K walker (Olympic-bronze-1952)
  • 1905 Queenie Leonard, American actress (d. 2002)
  • 1908 Le Duan, Vietnamese politician
  • 1908 Percy Faith, conductor (Summer Place)
  • 1909 Robert Charroux, French writer (d. 1978)
  • 1911 Kenneth Oakley, Amersham Buckinghamshire, English Anthropologist, Palaeontologist, and Geologist whose method for the relative dating of fossils using fluorine content was instrumental in exposing the Piltdown Man hoax
  • 1912 John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman
  • 1913 Charles Vanik, American politician (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Sydney Thompson, rock climber

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1915 Billie Holiday, [Eleanora Fagan], jazz singer (Lady Sings the Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • 1915 Henry Kuttner, US, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were)
  • 1915 Stanley Adams, American actor (d. 1977)
  • 1916 Anthony Caruso, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1917 R G Armstrong, Birmingham Ala, actor (T.H.E. Cat), (d. 2012)
  • 1918 C B Bertie Clarke, cricketer (Barbados & West Indian leg-spinner)
  • 1918 Peanuts Hucko, Syracuse NY, dixieland clarinetist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1918 Peter Aryans, [PCJ Vander], Dutch radio actor (Shoot Out)
  • 1918 Ronald Howard, Norwood England, actor (Naked Edge, Africa-Texas Style)
  • 1918 Bobby Doerr, American baseball player
  • 1919 Ralph Flanagan, Loraine Ohio, orchestra leader (Let's Dance)
  • 1919 Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer (6x Olympic gold, 1936-1960), (d. 2012)

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1920 Ravi Shankar, Varanasi, British India, musician (the Pandit), (d. 2012)

Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar
  • 1920 Terence Armstrong, British polar geographer (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Kenneth Howard Peacock, composer
  • 1922 Mongo Santamaria, Cuban musician (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Ikuma Dan, composer
  • 1924 Nick Perito, orchestra leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1924 Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer
  • 1926 Johannes Rood, Dutch immunologist (Eurotransplant)
  • 1927 Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Alan J Pakula, director (All the President's Men, Klute)
  • 1928 James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), born in Norman Oklahoma, (d. 2014)
  • 1928 James White, UK, sci-fi author (Star Surgeon, Star Healer)

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1929 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Joe Gallo
Gangster
Joe Gallo
  • 1929 Bob Denard, French mercenary (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Andrew Sachs, actor (Manuel-Fawlty Towers)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1920 Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (22) weds Carrie Williamson

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers

HeartWedding of Interest

1921 French president Charles de Gaulle (30) weds Yvonne Vendroux (20)

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle

HeartWedding of Interest

1940 Writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (21) weds Natalya Reshetovskaya

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

HeartWedding of Interest

1979 Country singer Rosanne Cash (23) weds singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell (28)

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash

HeartWedding of Interest

2003 Academy Award "Gladiator" actor Russell Crowe (39) weds singer Danielle Spencer (32) at his 560-acre cattle farm in Nana Glen, New South Wales, Australia

  • 2007 "Scrubs" actor John C. McGinley (47) weds yoga instructor Nichole Kessler at their home in Malibu

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1994 Shannen Doherty files for divorce from Ashley Hamilton


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 116

  • 30 Jesus Christ, crucified according to astronomer Schaefer
  • 924 Berengarius I, Emperor of Italy, murdered
  • 1307 Joan of Acre, daughter of Edward I of England (b. 1271)
  • 1444 John Capreolus, French theologist (Libri IV), dies at about 50
  • 1498 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), dies at 27
  • 1524 Philip of Burgundy, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1614 El Greco, Greek-born artist working in Spain (b. 1541)
  • 1638 Shimazu Tadatsune, Japanese ruler of Satsuma (b. 1576)
  • 1651 Lennart Torstenson, Swedish soldier and engineer (b. 1603)
  • 1658 Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, Spanish mystic (b. 1595)
  • 1661 Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English soldier and politician (b. 1604)
  • 1663 Francis Cooke, Mayflower pilgrim (b. c. 1583)
  • 1668 William Davenant, English poet (b. 1606)
  • 1719 Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest/theory/saint, dies at 67
  • 1739 Dick Turpin, English highwayman (hanged) (b. 1706)
  • 1747 Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal (b. 1676)
  • 1766 Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch classicist, dies at 81
  • 1767 Franz Sparry, composer, dies at 51
  • 1768 Michel Mathieu, composer, dies at 78
  • 1778 Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer, dies at 52
  • 1782 Taksin, King of Thailand (b. 1734)
  • 1783 Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, composer, dies at 71
  • 1789 Peter Camper, anatomist/animal scholar, dies at 66
  • 1789 Abd-ul-Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1725)
  • 1801 Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer (b. 1724)
  • 1803 [Francois D] Toussaint L'Ouverture/Haitian revolutionary, dies
  • 1810 Pieter L van de Kasteele, Dutch politician/patriot, dies at 61
  • 1811 Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian diplomat and politician (b. 1757)
  • 1823 Jacques Charles, French chemist (b. 1746)
  • 1823 Jacques-Alexandre-César Charles, French inventor and balloonist who (with Nicholas Robert) was the first to take flight in a hydrogen balloon, dies at 76
  • 1833 Antoni Henryk Radziwill, Lithuanian/Polish composer, dies at 57
  • 1836 William Godwin, English political writer (b. 1756)
  • 1842 Henrik A Bjerregaard, Norw writer/poet (Fjeldeventyret), dies at 50
  • 1850 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets), dies at 87
  • 1858 Anton Diabelli, Austria publisher/composer, dies at 76
  • 1862 Sydney Nelson, composer, dies at 62
  • 1868 D'Arcy McGee, Canadian journalist and Father of Confederation (b. 1825)
  • 1871 Alexander, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 1 day old
  • 1871 Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff, Aus adm (Helgoland/Lissa), dies at 43
  • 1871 Alexander Lloyd, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
  • 1875 Georg Herwegh, writer, dies at 57
  • 1877 Errico Petrella, composer, dies at 63
  • 1880 Diederich Krug, composer, dies at 58
  • 1881 Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican MP, dies at 65
  • 1884 Maria van Ackere-Doolaeghe, Flemish poet (Avondlamp), dies at 80
  • 1885 Carl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (b. 1804)
  • 1891 Phineas T Barnum, US circus promoter (B & Bailey), dies at 88
  • 1917 Spyridon Filiskos Samaras, composer, dies at 53
  • 1920 Karl Binding, German jurist (b. 1841)
  • 1928 Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (b. 1873)
  • 1932 Erv A Kelley, US policeman, shot to death by Pretty Boy Floyd
  • 1933 Jan Erik/Eric Jan Hanussen, Berlin astrologist/illusionist, murdered
  • 1934 William Monroe Trotter, African, dies on 62nd birthday in Boston
  • 1939 Joseph Lyons, tenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1879)
  • 1943 Jovan Ducic, Serbian poet (Blue Legends), dies at 72
  • 1943 Alexandre Millerand, President of France (b. 1859)

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1947 Henry Ford, American industrialist and auto maker (Ford Model T), dies at 83

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • 1950 Walter Huston, dies at 66
  • 1955 Theda Bara, actress (Camille, Cleopatra, 2 Orphans), dies at 62
  • 1958 Judge Jackson, composer, dies at 75
  • 1958 Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, composer, dies at 58
  • 1961 Jesus Guridi, composer, dies at 74
  • 1961 Marian Jordan, radio comedienne (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 62
  • 1961 Yusef Greiss, composer, dies at 61
  • 1967 Anne Morrison Chapin, dies in West Hollywood
  • 1968 Jim Clark, two-time F1 World Champion and winner of the Indianapolis 500, dies in a racing accident during a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim, Germany at 32
  • 1970 Josina Machel, wife of Mozambique's 1st pres Samora Machel, dies
  • 1971 Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, (Olympic-gold-1928, 32), dies at 74

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1972 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, killed at his 43rd birthday party by rival mobsters

Gangster Joe Gallo
Gangster
Joe Gallo
  • 1972 Abeid Karume, Tanzanian sheik/president, murdered
  • 1972 Victor Wong, actor (Mission to Moscow, King Kong) dies at 65
  • 1973 Nick Stuart, bandleader, dies of cancer at 69
  • 1976 Mary Margaret McBride, TV hostess (Mary Margaret McBride), dies at 76
  • 1977 Siegfried Buback, German FR procureur-genl, murdered attorney-general
  • 1978 Ernest Kanitz, composer, dies at 83
  • 1979 Bruno Apitz, writer, dies at 78
  • 1981 Kit Lambert, British record producer and manager (The Who) (b. 1935)
  • 1982 Brenda Benet, actress (Track of Thunder), commits suicide by gun at 36
  • 1982 Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (b. 1948)
  • 1983 Gavin Gordon, television actor (Romance, Lone Cowboy), dies at 82
  • 1984 Frank Church, (Sen-D-Ohio, 1957-81), dies at 59
  • 1984 Samuel C Engel, poet, dies of heart failure at 79
  • 1987 Maxine Sullivan, [Williams], US actress (Going Places), dies at 75
  • 1988 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist, dies at 74
  • 1989 Tikhon Toropets, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint, dies at 123(?)
  • 1992 Alix Talton, former Miss Georgia, dies of lung cancer at 72
  • 1992 Clovis Ruffin, fashion designer (T shirt dress), dies of AIDS at 46
  • 1992 Rick Emery, dies after long illness at 39
  • 1993 Max Croiset, Dutch actor/dramatist/director (Zeekant), dies at 80
  • 1993 Richard Schmiechen, dies of AIDS at 45
  • 1993 S C (Billy) Griffith, cricketer (England 1948-49, MCC sect), dies
  • 1994 Agathe Uwilingiyimana, PM of Rwanda, assassinated
  • 1994 Angelus Gottfried "Golo" Mann, German/US historian, dies at 85
  • 1994 Arthur Gordon Clough, journalist, dies at 59
  • 1994 Evert Hartman, Dutch writer (War Without Friends), dies at 56
  • 1994 Francois de Grossouvre, Pres Mitterrand advisor, suicide at 76
  • 1994 Lee Brilleaux, British R&B-singer/guitarist (Dr Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
  • 1994 Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (b. 1923)
  • 1995 Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb, architect, dies at 68
  • 1996 Ian Spurling, ballet designer, dies at 59