On This Day for 8th April

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 177


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217 Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.

Roman Emperor Caracalla
Roman Emperor
Caracalla
  • 1093 The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.
  • 1139 Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
  • 1149 Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.
  • 1195 Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor
  • 1271 In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers (a fortress near Homs).
  • 1341 Francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome
  • 1378 Bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI

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1455 Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III

Victory-in-battleVictory in Battle

1500 Battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza
Duke of Milan
Ludovico Sforza
  • 1730 1st Jewish congregation in US forms synagogue, "Shearith Israel, NYC"
  • 1759 British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
  • 1766 1st fire escape patented, wicker basket on a pulley & chain
  • 1767 Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders.

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1781 Premiere of Mozart's violin sonata K379

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart

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1783 Catherine II of Russia annexes the Crimea

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great
  • 1789 First meeting of the US House of Representatives

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1796 Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, proves the quadratic reciprocity law (the ability to determine the solvability of any quadratic equation in modular arithmetic)

Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • 1801 Soldiers riot in Bucharest, kill 128 Jews
  • 1802 French Protestant church becomes state-supported & -controlled
  • 1808 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore was promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.
  • 1820 The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.

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1832 Charles Darwin begins trip through Rio de Janeiro

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1838 Steamship "Great Western" maiden voyage (Bristol, England, to NYC)
  • 1848 1st battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians
  • 1848 Battle at Xaquixaguana, Peru: Pedro de la Gasca beats Gonzalo Pizarro
  • 1861 US mint at Dahlonega, Georgia, seized by confederacy (US Civil War)
  • 1862 John D Lynde patents aerosol dispenser
  • 1864 Battle of Mansfield, La; Federals routed by Gen Richard Taylor
  • 1866 Italy and Prussia ally against Austria-Hungary.
  • 1869 American Museum of Natural History opens (NYC)
  • 1876 Amiliare Ponchielli's opera "La Gioconda" premieres in Milan
  • 1879 Khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French/British ministers
  • 1879 Milk was sold in glass bottles for 1st time

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1886 William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.

British Prime Minister William Gladstone
British Prime Minister
William Gladstone
  • 1886 First Home Rule Bill for Ireland presented by Gladstone, the Liberal Prime Minister of Britain, to the House of Commons
  • 1893 The Critic reports that ice cream soda is our national drink
  • 1898 Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese
  • 1902 Russia and China sign the Convention of Evacuation under which Russia agrees to evacuate Manchuria within 18 months
  • 1902 Growing unrest in Belgian society as people demand better education, better work and living conditions, the right to strike and universal male suffrage, culminate in a demonstration organised by Socialists. In the rioting that ensues, many Belgians are killed
  • 1904 Great Britain and France establish their Entente Cordiale, a technical treaty settling long-standing disagreements over Morocco, Egypt, Africa, and the Pacific
  • 1904 British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of the Book of the Law.
  • 1908 Lord Asquith succeeds Henry Campbell-Bannerman as British premier
  • 1912 Steamers collide in Nile, drowning 200
  • 1913 17th amendment, requiring direct election of senators, ratified
  • 1913 Opening of China's 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
  • 1914 US & Colombia sign a treaty concerning Panama Canal Zone
  • 1916 Norway approves active & passive female suffrage
  • 1916 In Corona, California, racecar driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three and badly injuring five spectators.
  • 1920 LONGA soccer team forms in Tilburg
  • 1924 South African State pass the Industrial Conciliation Act No 11: the act provided for job reservation, excluded blacks from membership of registered trade unions,and prohibited registration of black trade unions

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1929 Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • 1931 "White Horse Inn" opens in London
  • 1931 Dmitri Shostakovitch's ballet "The Arrow" premieres
  • 1933 Manchester Guardian warns of unknown Nazi terror
  • 1935 2nd Masters Golf Tournament: Gene Sarazen wins, shooting a 282
  • 1935 Bartoks 5th String quartet premieres in Wash DC
  • 1935 Works Progress Administration approved by Congress
  • 1939 ACV soccer team forms in Axes
  • 1939 King Zog I of Albania flees
  • 1940 German battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

1941 Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

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1942 Arnold Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire" premieres in NYC

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1943 Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma
  • 1943 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games

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1943 U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities.

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1943 1943 NFL Draft: Frank Sinkwich from University of Georgia first pick by Detroit Lions
  • 1945 Nazi occupiers executed, Nazi general Christiansen flees Netherlands
  • 1945 1945 NFL Draft: Charley Trippi from University of Georgia first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 1946 League of Nations assembles for last time
  • 1947 Largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed
  • 1948 Soen Nakagawa & Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in SF
  • 1950 "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 1952 US President Harry Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
  • 1953 Dag Hammarskjoeld chosen as secretary-general of UN

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1953 Jomo Kenyatta convicted of involvement with Mau Mau and sentenced to 7 years in Kenya

Kenyan Prime Minister and President Jomo Kenyatta
Kenyan Prime Minister and President
Jomo Kenyatta
  • 1954 "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 performances
  • 1956 20th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Burke Jr wins, shooting a 289
  • 1956 6 marine recruits drown during exercise at Paradise Is SC
  • 1956 M Bandaranaike's People's front wins election in Ceylon
  • 1960 Neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties
  • 1960 US Senate passes Civil Rights Bill with measures against discriminatory voting pracrices
  • 1961 "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 performances
  • 1961 British liner "Dara" explodes in Persian Gulf, kills 236
  • 1962 Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France

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1963 35th Academy Awards - "Lawrence of Arabia", Anne Bancroft & Gregory Peck win

Actor Gregory Peck
Actor
Gregory Peck
Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1963 Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain from the White Sox for $25,000
  • 1964 Unmanned Gemini 1 launched
  • 1965 India & Pakistan forces engage in a border fight

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1966 AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • 1966 OAO 1, 1st orbiting astronomical observatory, launched
  • 1967 12th Eurovision Song Contest: Sandie Shaw for United Kingdom wins singing "Puppet on a String" in Vienna
  • 1967 121st Grand National: John Buckingham aboard Foinavon wins
  • 1968 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of Martin Luther King
  • 1968 Baseball's Opening Day is postponed because of Martin Luther King's assassination
  • 1968 Czechoslovakia Cernik government forms
  • 1968 New socialist constitution of East Germany takes effect
  • 1968 WKPI TV channel 22 in Pikeville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1968 Gangsters Henry Hill and Jimmy Burke commit the Air France robbery, stealing $420,000

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • 1969 1st Baseball game in Canada - Mont Expos beats NY Mets 10-9

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 240

  • 1320 King Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)

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1460 Juan Ponce de Leon, Spain, conquistador, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida

Explorer and  Conquistador Juan Ponce de León
Explorer and Conquistador
Juan Ponce de León
  • 1533 Claudio Merulo, organist/composer
  • 1541 Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)
  • 1582 Phienas Fletcher, poet
  • 1605 Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter
  • 1605 Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)
  • 1631 Cornelis de Heem, painter
  • 1641 Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (d. 1704)
  • 1642 Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral
  • 1655 Louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden)
  • 1692 Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo)
  • 1695 Johann C Gunther, writer
  • 1697 Pierre Prowo, composer
  • 1708 Georg Zarth, composer
  • 1726 Lewis Morris, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence)
  • 1731 William Williams, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence)
  • 1732 David Rittenhouse, American astronomer, inventor, and mathematician (d. 1796)
  • 1741 Jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai)
  • 1756 Joseph Gehot, composer
  • 1775 Adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general/Napoleon's wife Marie lover
  • 1776 Thaddaus Weigl, composer
  • 1783 John Claudius, horticulturist, born in London, England
  • 1798 Dionysios Solomos, poet
  • 1816 Frederick William Burton, painter
  • 1818 Christaan IX, king of Denmark (1863-1906)
  • 1826 Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican war heroine (d. 1890)
  • 1827 Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (d. 1898)
  • 1828 George Baird Hodge, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1831 Allard Pierson, Dutch theologiost/philosopher/art historian/poet
  • 1832 Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian fieldmarshal
  • 1842 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1933)
  • 1843 Asger Hamerik, [Hammerich], composer
  • 1850 William Henry Welch, US, pathologist (founded John Hopkins)
  • 1859 Edmund Husserl, Germany, philosopher (founded Phenomenology)
  • 1865 Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist (d. 1940)
  • 1869 Harvey Cushing, US, neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies)
  • 1871 Clarence Hudson White American photographer (d. 1925)
  • 1874 Stanisław Taczak, Polish general (d. 1960)
  • 1875 Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34)
  • 1878 Rudolf Nelson, composer
  • 1880 Victor Schertzinger, composer/director (Uptown NY)
  • 1881 Fernand Lamy, composer
  • 1883 R. P. Keigwin, English academic (d. 1972)
  • 1885 Dimitrios Levidis, composer
  • 1886 Margaret A Barnes, writer

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1886 Jim Barnes, Lelant Cornwall, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins)

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 1887 Walter Connolly, Cincinnati OH, actor (Good Earth, 5th Avenue Girl)
  • 1888 Dennis Chavez, American politician (d. 1964)
  • 1889 Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orch)

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1892 Mary Pickford, [Gladys Smith], actress (Poor Little Rich Girl)

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford
  • 1892 Richard Neutra, American architect (d. 1970)
  • 1893 Grace Cunard, Columbus OH, silent screen actress (Resurrection)
  • 1893 Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Sereniteit)
  • 1895 Bert I Gordon, NY
  • 1895 Sigurdur Thordarson, composer
  • 1896 Karl Hermann Pillney, composer
  • 1896 Yip Harburg, American lyricist (d. 1981)
  • 1897 Herbert Eimert, German composer/musicologist (Glockenspiel)
  • 1898 Achiel H Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58)
  • 1898 Cecil [Maurice] Bowra, British classics expert (Greek experience)
  • 1902 Arthur Wellard, cricketer (big hitting Somerset & England batsman)
  • 1902 Josef Krips, conductor (London Symph 1954-63), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1903 Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), born in NYC, New York
  • 1904 John Antill, composer
  • 1904 John R Hicks, British economist (Nobel 1972)
  • 1905 George Baxter, Paris France, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged)
  • 1905 Hans Scherfig, Danish marxist/writer (Idealister, Frydenholm)
  • 1905 Helen B M Fennell Joseph, anti-apartheid writer (Side by Side)
  • 1905 Pierre Wigny, Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61) [or 4/18]
  • 1906 Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea)
  • 1906 Raoul Jobin, French Canadian tenor (d. 1974)
  • 1907 Maurice Stacey, chemist
  • 1908 Neil Lawson, British high court judge
  • 1909 George Dixon, trumpet/sax
  • 1909 Olavi Pesonen, composer
  • 1909 William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist
  • 1910 George Musso, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • 1910 Wendell Bill, cricketer (NSW bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930)
  • 1911 Douglas Hyde, socialist/Christian
  • 1911 Emil Mihai Cioran, writer/aphorist
  • 1911 Melvin Calvin, US chemist (photosynthesis, Nobel 1961)
  • 1912 Sonja Henie, Oslo Norway, ice skater/actress (Olympic-gold-1928,32,36)
  • 1912 Alois Brunner, Austrian Nazi
  • 1913 H Ernst, bishop (Breda Neth)
  • 1914 John Cameron, cricketer (brother of Jimmy WI v-capt 1939 England tour)
  • 1914 María Félix, Mexican actress (d. 2002)

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1918 Betty [Bloomer] Ford, US 1st lady (1974-77) and founder of the Betty Ford Center clinic (d. 2011)

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • 1918 Glendon Swarthout, American author (d. 1992)
  • 1919 [Douglas] Ian Smith, premier of Rhodesia (1964-..)
  • 1920 Carmen McRae (Clark), US jazz singer/pianist (Dream of Life)
  • 1920 Erik Pausin, Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
  • 1921 Alfie Bass, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served), born in London, England
  • 1921 Jan Novak, composer
  • 1921 Virginia O'Brien, actress/singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1923 Edward Mulhare, Cork Ireland, actor (Daniel Gregg-Ghost & Mrs Muir)
  • 1923 Franco Corelli, Italian tenor (Don Jose-Carmen)
  • 1923 George Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
  • 1924 Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English soldier and historian (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings

  • 1716 Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Tsar Peter the Great's niece

HeartWedding of Interest

1779 US Defector General Benedict Arnold (38) weds Peggy Shippen (18) at Shippen's townhouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
Benedict Arnold

HeartWedding of Interest

1907 Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser (24) weds Bess Fosburgh in Boston, Massachusetts

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser
  • 1989 Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart marries producer Burt Sugarman
  • 2006 "All of Us" TV actress LisaRaye McCoy (38) weds Chief Minister of the Turks and Caicos Michael Misick (40) in an $1.5 million beachside wedding in Caribbean
  • 2006 Former Miss USA and "Eve" actress Ali Landry (32) weds film director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde (28) in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • 2006 Two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Spanish gypsy singer Rosario Flores (42) weds "Kingdom of Heaven" first assistant director Pedro Lazaga on a small village Canos de Meca in Cadiz, Spain
  • 2006 Spanish model and actress Ines Sastre (32) weds Alexandro Corrias at Brompton Oratory in South Kensington, London
  • 2012 American actress and television host Ricki Lake (42) weds jewerly designer Christian Evans in a secret ceremony at Southern California

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1982 Actor Bryan Cranston (26) divorced writer Mickey Middleton after 4 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 111


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217 Caracalla, Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29

Roman Emperor Caracalla
Roman Emperor
Caracalla
  • 956 Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy
  • 1143 John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident
  • 1364 John II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44
  • 1461 Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)
  • 1498 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27
  • 1537 Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies
  • 1586 Martin Chemnitz, Lutheran reformer and theologian (b. 1522)
  • 1587 John Foxe, English writer (b. 1516)
  • 1629 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50
  • 1697 Niels Juel, Danish admiral (b. 1629)
  • 1704 Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist (b. 1624)
  • 1704 Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (b. 1641)
  • 1725 John Wise, English clergyman (b. 1652)
  • 1735 Francis II Rákóczi, leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburg (b. March 27, 1676)
  • 1736 Pedro Vaz Rego, composer, dies at 63
  • 1759 Francois de La Croix, composer, dies at 76
  • 1778 Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, Dutch founder (Teyler Museum), dies at 76
  • 1794 Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicholas-Caritat, mathematician dies
  • 1844 Ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer, dies at 72
  • 1848 Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • 1851 John Parry, composer, dies at 75
  • 1853 Jan W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo), dies at 73
  • 1857 Mangal Pandey, Indian soldier (b. 1827)
  • 1858 Anton Diabelli, Austrian composer/publisher, dies at 76
  • 1861 Elisha G Otis, US elevator builder (Otis), dies at 50
  • 1863 Joseph Netherclift, composer, dies at 70
  • 1865 John Park, composer, dies at 61
  • 1870 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1871 Charles-Louis Hanssens, composer, dies at 68
  • 1889 Henry Jupp, cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for Engl in 1877), dies
  • 1890 Junius Morgan, philanthropist, dies at 76
  • 1894 Bankim C Chattopadhyaya, writer (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55
  • 1897 George Garrett, composer, dies at 62
  • 1897 Heinrich von Stephan, UK politician, dies
  • 1902 Sipyagain, Russian min of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated
  • 1906 Auguste D, First recorded Alzheimer's victim (b. 1950)
  • 1919 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (b. 1848)
  • 1920 Charles Tomlinson Griffes, US composer (White Peacock), dies at 35
  • 1921 Earnest von Possart, German actor/stage manager, dies
  • 1931 Eric Axel Karlfeldt, poet, dies
  • 1935 Edwin Cannan, economist, dies
  • 1936 Robert Bárány, Austrian physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1876)
  • 1937 Arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84
  • 1937 William Henry Hadow, composer (Studies in Modern Music), dies at 77
  • 1938 Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for S Af), dies
  • 1942 Alfred Mombert, writer, dies
  • 1942 Kostas Skarvelis, Greek songwriter (b. 1880)
  • 1943 Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed
  • 1943 Richard Sears, 1st to win US amateur national tennis match, dies at 81
  • 1948 Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40
  • 1950 Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63
  • 1950 Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky, Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London
  • 1957 Frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies
  • 1958 Ethel Turner, Australian author (b. 1872)
  • 1959 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies
  • 1963 Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies
  • 1965 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
  • 1965 Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
  • 1965 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
  • 1966 George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79
  • 1969 Arthur Walter Kramer, composer, dies at 78
  • 1969 Denton Cooley, got 1st fully artificial heart, dies at 48
  • 1970 Marie V Felix, Prince of Luxemburg, dies

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1973 Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 1974 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894)
  • 1977 Frank Milan, actor (Witness), dies at 71
  • 1978 Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83
  • 1981 Norman Taurog, dies
  • 1981 Omar Bradley, last US 5-star general, (Normandy) dies in NY at 88
  • 1984 Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1894)
  • 1985 J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (b. 1897)
  • 1986 Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer (b. 1967)
  • 1987 Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea) dies at 90
  • 1990 Doreen Sloane, dies
  • 1990 Jose De Vega, dies of AIDS at 56
  • 1990 Ryan White, hemophiliac AIDS sufferer, dies at 18
  • 1991 Dead (musician), Swedish metal singer (b. 1969)
  • 1992 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More) dies at 78
  • 1992 Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907)
  • 1993 Arleen Whelan, dies of stroke at 78
  • 1993 H Earnest, bishop of Breda, dies
  • 1993 Marian Anderson, US contralto (My Lord, What a Morning), dies at 96
  • 1994 Irene Eisinger, singer, dies at 91
  • 1994 Walter Arnold, Germ theologist (World council of Churches), dies at 64
  • 1994 François Rozet, French Canadian actor (b. 1899)
  • 1995 Maurice Allom, cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies
  • 1996 Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner, dies at 80
  • 1996 Ben Johnson, cowboy actor (Tex, Dillinger), dies of heart attack at 77
  • 1996 Charles Donald Adams, singer, dies at 67
  • 1996 Ben Johnson, American actor (b. 1918)
  • 1997 Laura Nyro, singer, dies of ovarian cancer at 49

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2000 Claire Trevor, American actress (b. 1910)

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor
  • 2002 María Félix, Mexican actress (b. 1914)
  • 2004 Enda Colleran, Gaelic footballer (b. 1941)
  • 2005 Eddie Miksis, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 2005 Onna White, Canadian choreographer (b. 1924)
  • 2006 Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Carey W. Barber, a member of Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses (b. 1905)
  • 2007 Sol LeWitt, American artist (b. 1928)