On This Day for 9th April

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 183


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193 Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans).

Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
Roman Emperor
Septimius Severus
  • 475 Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position.
  • 715 Constantine ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1241 Battle of Liegnitz - Mongol armies defeat Poles & Germans
  • 1388 Battle of Näfels; Glarius Swiss defeat Habsburg (Austrian) army
  • 1413 Henry V is crowned King of England.
  • 1440 Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.
  • 1454 Milan and Venice sign peace of Lodi
  • 1474 Breisach land guardian Peter von Hagenbach throws out Walloon/Italians
  • 1483 Edward V (aged 12) succeeds his father Edward IV as king of England. He was never crowned, and disappeared, presumed murdered, after incarceration in the Tower of London with his younger brother Richard (the "Princes in the Tower")
  • 1538 Danish king Christian III enters Schmalkaldische Union
  • 1555 Marcello Cervini elected Pope Marcellus II
  • 1609 Spain & Netherlands sign 12 Year Resistant Pact
  • 1621 Spain & Netherlands 12 Year Resistant Pact ends
  • 1667 1st public art exhibition (Palais-Royale, Paris)
  • 1682 Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France
  • 1691 French troops occupy Mons
  • 1731 British mariner Robert Jenkins' ear cut off by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean, later catalyst for war between Britain & Spain

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1768 John Hancock refuses to allow two British customs agents to go below deck of his ship, considered by some to be the first act of physical resistance to British authority in the colonies

Statesman John Hancock
Statesman
John Hancock
  • 1783 Tippu Sahib drives out British from Bednore, India
  • 1808 Mayor Wolters offers French King Louis Napoleon townhall as a palace
  • 1814 Elias Canneman (L) resigns as minister of Finance of the Netherlands
  • 1816 African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Phila)
  • 1829 Danzig (Gdansk) dike break flood kills 1,200
  • 1833 1st tax-supported public library (Peterborough, NH)
  • 1838 UK National Gallery re-opens in its new dedicated building in Trafalgar Square, London
  • 1864 Battle of Pleasant Hill LA, 2870 casualities
  • 1864 Union surgeon Mary Edwards Walker is captured by Confederate troops and arrested as a spy during US Civil War.

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1865 US Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee

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1866 Civil Rights Bill passes over President Andrew Johnson's veto

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1869 Hudson Bay Company cedes its territory to Canada
  • 1870 American Anti-Slavery Society dissolves
  • 1872 Samuel R Percy patents dried milk
  • 1880 20th British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 162 at Musselburgh Links
  • 1894 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 5th Symphony in B in Graz
  • 1906 3½th modern Olympic games opens in Athens (4/22 NS)
  • 1909 The US Congress pass the Payne-Aldrich bill, raising certain tariffs on goods entering the United States
  • 1912 1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park (Red Sox vs Harvard)
  • 1913 Brooklyn Dodger's Ebbets Field opens, Phillies win 1-0
  • 1914 "World, the Flesh & the Devil", 1st color film, shown in London
  • 1914 Tampico incident - US ship crew arrested in Mexico
  • 1914 US President W Wilson refuses to recognize Huerta as President of Mexico on the ground that he has not been elected by the people
  • 1916 The Libau sets sail from Germany with a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans; Captain Karl Spindler changes the name of the vessel to the Aud to avoid British detection
  • 1917 Battle of Arras begins
  • 1917 Vimy Ridge France stormed by Canadian troops
  • 1918 Latvia proclaims independence
  • 1923 Sean O'Casey's "Shadow of a Gunman" premieres in Dublin
  • 1923 In 'Adkins vs Children's Hospital', the US Supreme Court finds that the minimum wage law for women and children, adopted by the District of Columbia, is unconstitutional

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1925 Babe Ruth rushed to hospital

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1927 Italy & US anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti given death sentences
  • 1928 Eugene O'Neill's "Lazarus Laughed" premieres in Pasadena

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1928 Mae West's NYC debut in a daring new play "Diamond Lil"

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 1928 Top-Oss soccer team forms in Oss
  • 1928 Turkey passes separation of church & state
  • 1931 Chicago Cy Wentworth beats Mont Canadiens at 13:50 of 6th period
  • 1932 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep NY Rangers in 3 games
  • 1935 Stanley Cup: Montreal Maroons sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 3 games
  • 1939 Marian Anderson sings before 75,000 at Lincoln Memorial
  • 1940 German cruiser Blucher torpedoed and capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die
  • 1940 Germany invades Norway & Denmark during WW II (Denmark surrenders)
  • 1941 PGA establishes Golf Hall of Fame
  • 1942 Battle of Bataan; US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japanese at Bataan
  • 1944 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientals Ecclesiae
  • 1945 Battleship Admiral Scheer sunk by RAF bombing in Kiel
  • 1945 Liberty ship at Bari Italy carrying aerial bombs explodes, kills 360
  • 1945 NFL requires players to wear long stockings
  • 1945 World War II: The Battle of Königsberg, East Prussia, ends.
  • 1946 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
  • 1947 Atomic Energy Commission confirmed

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1947 Baseball suspends Bkln Dodger Leo Durocher for 1 year

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1947 Tornadoes striking West Texas & Oklahoma kill 169, injuring 1,300
  • 1948 Massacre at Deir Yassin.
  • 1949 UN Intl Court of Justice held Albania responsible for incidents in Corfu Channel & awards Britain damages
  • 1950 14th Masters Golf Tournament: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 283
  • 1950 4th Tony Awards: Cocktail Party & South Pacific win

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1950 Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • 1952 Hugo Ballivian's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines
  • 1953 "TV Guide" publishes 1st issue
  • 1953 Warner Brothers premieres the first 3-D film, entitled House of Wax.
  • 1954 WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 7th Cannes Film Festival: "Gate of Hell" directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1955 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1957 Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy" premieres in Wash DC

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1957 Suez Canal cleared for all shipping
  • 1959 Balt Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Wash Senators)

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1959 Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • 1959 NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury
  • 1959 13th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics sweep Minn Lakers in 4 games Boston Celtics wins 8th straight title
  • 1960 14th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3
  • 1960 South African premier Verwoerd wounded in battle

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1962 26th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280

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1962 34th Academy Awards - "West Side Story", Sophia Loren & Maximillian Schell win

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren
  • 1962 JFK throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium

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1963 Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1965 Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in UK

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1965 1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1966 Anaheim Stadium for California Angels opens
  • 1967 "At the Drop of Another Hat" closes at Booth NYC after 105 performances
  • 1967 1st Boeing 737 rolls out
  • 1967 31st Masters Golf Tournament: Gay Brewer Jr wins, shooting a 280

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 243


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1336 Tamerlane (Timur), Central Asian, Turkic conqueror and founder of the Timurid Dynasty (d. 1405)

Turkic Conqueror Tamerlane
Turkic Conqueror
Tamerlane
  • 1498 John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman (d. 1550)
  • 1597 John Davenport, Connecticut pioneer (d. 1670)
  • 1611 Giacomo Maria Predieri, composer
  • 1627 Johann Kaspar Kerll, composer
  • 1634 Albertine Agnes, princess of Orange-Nassau
  • 1648 Henri de Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1720)
  • 1649 James Scott, duke of Monmouth, bastard son of English king Charles II
  • 1680 Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist (d. 1754)
  • 1686 James Craggs the Younger, British politician (d. 1721)
  • 1691 Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar (d. 1761)
  • 1716 Johann Georg Zechner, composer
  • 1717 Georg Matthias Monn, composer
  • 1751 Emanuel Schikaneder, [Johann Schickeneder], German playwright [or 9/1]
  • 1754 Antonio Frantisek Becvarovsky, composer
  • 1754 Pieter Paulus, Dutch lawyer/CEO (National Convention)
  • 1757 Wojciech Boguslawski, composer
  • 1770 Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist (d. 1831)
  • 1773 Étienne Aignan, French writer (d. 1824
  • 1785 Sibrand Acker Stratingh, Dutch physician/chemist (electric car 1835)
  • 1791 George Peacock, Denton County Durham, English Mathematician (algebraic theory)
  • 1794 Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute (d. 1881)
  • 1798 Giuditta Pasta, [Negri], soprano
  • 1806 Isambard Kingdom Brunel, designer of 1st transatlantic steamer
  • 1812 Randolph Barnes Marcy, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1887)
  • 1821 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, France, symbolist poet (Flowers of Evil)
  • 1826 Thomas Hewson Neill, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1885)
  • 1830 Eadweard Muybridge, England, pioneered study of motion, photography
  • 1835 Leopold II, King of Belgians (1865-1909)
  • 1847 Francesco Paolo Tosti, composer
  • 1847 Francis William Davenport, composer
  • 1848 F A MacKinnon, cricketer (later the 35th Mackinnon of Mackinnon)
  • 1848 Helena Lange, German feminist
  • 1850 Herman Zumpe, composer
  • 1851 C E Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (Neth Indies)
  • 1854 Seaborn M Denson, composer
  • 1855 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet
  • 1861 Charles Holroyd, painter/etcher
  • 1864 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English electrical Engineer and Inventor, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1865 Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Germany, experiment with AC electricity
  • 1865 Erich Ludendorff, general (Germany)
  • 1867 Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1941)
  • 1871 Arthur Fickenscher, composer
  • 1872 Leon Blum, French premier (People's front government)
  • 1874 Julius Bittner, Austrian composer (Little Violet)
  • 1879 Gerald Festus Kelly, artist
  • 1882 Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, (d. 1946)
  • 1883 Renzo Bossi, composer
  • 1884 Franco Vittadini, composer
  • 1888 Florence Smith Price, US composer (Wanamaker Prize 1932)
  • 1888 Sol Hurok, theatrical impresario
  • 1889 Efrem Zimbalist, Rostov on Don Russia, composer/violinist
  • 1891 John Gobau, Flemish/Dutch actor (Electricity, Hostage Rights)
  • 1894 Ernest Kanitz, composer
  • 1895 Mance Lipscomb, Texas, blues musician (Texas Sharecropper)
  • 1895 Michel Simon, [Francois], Geneva Switzerland
  • 1895 Rudolf Kattnigg, composer

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1898 [Earl] Curly Lambeau, Green Bay Wisconsin, NFL coach (GB Packers)

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • 1898 Julius Patzak, Austrian tenor singer
  • 1898 Paul Robeson, singer (Old Man River)/actor/footballer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1899 James Smith McDonnell, American aviator and engineer, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1900 Allen Jenkins, actor (Hey Jeannie, Top Cop, Girl Habit), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1901 Paul Willis, American actor (d. 1960)
  • 1902 Frantisek Suchy, composer [or April 21, 1891]
  • 1903 Gregory Pincus, inventor (birth control pill) [or Nov 9]
  • 1903 Ward Bond, actor (Seth-Wagon Trains), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1903 Willem Pee, Belgian linguist
  • 1904 Lyle Latell, IA, actor (Not of the Earth, Sky Dragon)
  • 1904 Sharkey Bonano, American musician (d. 1972)
  • 1905 J William Fulbright, (Sen-D-Ark)
  • 1906 Antal Dorati, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Dresden Opera 1928-29
  • 1906 Todd Naylor "Hugh" Gaitskell, MP (Labour)
  • 1906 Rafaela Aparicio, Spanish actress (d. 1996)
  • 1908 Fred Lohse, composer
  • 1908 Victor Vasarely, Hungarian/French painter/author (Op Art)
  • 1909 Domenico Enrici, Apostolic Nuncio
  • 1909 Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, composer
  • 1909 Robert Helpmann, Mount Gambier, Australia, actor/dancer (Second Time Lucky, The Red Shoes)
  • 1910 Abraham A Ribicoff, (Sen-D-Ct)
  • 1910 Sharon Lynn, Weatherford TX, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast)
  • 1911 Albert Remy, Sevres France, actor (Grand Prix, Gigot, Train)
  • 1911 Lord Deramore, architect
  • 1912 Lew Kopelew, Russian author (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Richard Young, CEO (Boosey & Hawkes)
  • 1915 Daniel Johnson, Sr., Quebec politician (d. 1968)
  • 1917 Johannes Bobrowski, writer
  • 1917 Vincent O'Brien, racehorse trainer
  • 1917 Brad Dexter, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1918 Jorn Utzon, Danish architect (Sydney Opera House)
  • 1919 John Presper Eckert, co-inventor (1st electronic computer-ENIAC)
  • 1920 Alexander Moulton, English bicycle designer (folding bicycle)
  • 1920 Art Van Damme, Norway Mich, jazz accordionist (Chicago Jazz)
  • 1920 David Walker, Professor of Law (Glasgow University)
  • 1920 F Don Miller, Racine Wisc, Boxing coach (Olympic-1956)
  • 1921 Frankie Thomas, actor (Tom Corbett Space Cadet), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921 Jean-Marie Balestre, French motorsports official (FIA) (d. 2008)
  • 1921 Yitzhak Navon, President of Israel (1978-83), born in Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine,(d. 2015)
  • 1922 Carl Amery, writer
  • 1922 Gerald Moverley, Roman Catholic bishop (Hallam)
  • 1922 Michael Palliser, head of British diplomatic service

Famous Weddings


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1912 Detective writer Erle Stanley Gardner (22) weds Natalie Talbert

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner

HeartWedding of Interest

1913 US Admiral Chester Nimitz (28) weds Catherine Freeman (21) in Wollaston, Massachusetts

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz

HeartWedding of Interest

1953 Biologist Alexander Fleming (71) weds doctor Amalia Koutsouri-Vourekas (41)

HeartWedding of Interest

1964 Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (22) weds co-worker Marlynn Myers

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy

HeartWedding of Interest

1966 Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren

HeartWedding of Interest

1981 NFL coach Bill Cowher (23) weds Kaye Young

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher
  • 1994 Singer Wayne Newton (52) weds attorney Kathleen McCrone (30)

HeartWedding of Interest

2005 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles
Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla Parker Bowles
  • 2010 Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos (30) weds Julie Lesicki at St. Augstine Catholic Church in Philadelphia

Famous Divorces


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2012 Salsa artist Marc Anthony (42) divorces pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez (43) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez

Famous Deaths

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  • 93 Yuan An, Minister over the Masses of the Han dynasty
  • 491 Zeno, Byzantine Emperor
  • 715 Constantine I, Greek/Syrian Pope (708-15), dies
  • 1024 Benedict VIII, [Theophylactus van Tusculum], Pope (1012-24), dies
  • 1137 William X, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1099)
  • 1483 Edward IV, King of England (1461-70, 71-83) (b.1442)
  • 1484 Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales (b. 1473), son of Richard III King of England
  • 1492 Lorenzo de' Medici (the Magnificent), leading Florentine statesman and patron of the arts during Florentine Renaissance, dies at 43
  • 1553 Francois Rabelais, French author (Gargantua/Pantagruel), dies at 49
  • 1557 Michael Agricola, Finnish theologist/church reformer/bishop, dies

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1626 Francis Bacon, English statesman and philosopher, dies from pneumonia at 65

Statesman/Philosopher Francis Bacon
Statesman/Philosopher
Francis Bacon
  • 1654 Matei Basarab, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1588)
  • 1681 Alfonso Marsh, composer, dies at 54
  • 1693 Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer (b. 1618)
  • 1747 Simon Fraser, 12th baron Lovat Jacobite, last man beheaded in England
  • 1754 Christian von Wolff, German philosopher, dies at 75
  • 1761 William Law, British minister and theologian (b. 1686)

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1765 Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel, princess of Orange-Nassau, dies at 77

Princess of Orange Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel
Princess of Orange
Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel
  • 1793 Ernestus Weinrauch, composer, dies at 62
  • 1804 Jacques Necker, fiancier/statesman, dies
  • 1806 William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic dies at 58
  • 1807 John Opie, Engl painter/illustrator: Shakespeare gallery, dies at 45
  • 1821 Felix Maximo Lopez, composer, dies at 78
  • 1850 William Prout, physician/chemist, dies
  • 1851 Antoine-Charles Glachant, composer, dies at 80
  • 1852 John Howard Payne, American actor, playwright (Fair Warning), author and creator of the hit song "Home! Sweet Home!", dies at 60
  • 1862 George W Johnson, US planter/Confederate (gov-Ky), dies at about 50
  • 1865 Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish/US Union general-major, dies at 32
  • 1872 Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (b. 1794)
  • 1876 Charles Goodyear, American politician (b. 1804)
  • 1879 Ernst Friedrich Richter, composer, dies at 70
  • 1882 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English Pre-Raphaelite poet and painter, dies at 53
  • 1886 Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Ekkehard), dies at 60
  • 1889 Michel Eugène Chevreul, French chemist (b. 1786)
  • 1893 Disma Fumagalli, composer, dies at 66
  • 1904 Isabella II, Queen of Spain (1833-68), dies at 73
  • 1909 Charles Conder, artist, dies
  • 1909 Helena Modrzejewska, Polish-American actress (b. 1840)
  • 1916 Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, composer, dies at 62
  • 1917 Edward Thomas, poet, killed in WW I
  • 1917 James Hope Moulton, British scholar of Classical Greek (b. 1863)
  • 1923 Mauritius H Binger, director/producer (Living Ladder), dies
  • 1931 Paul Antonin Vidal, composer, dies at 67
  • 1933 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, composer, dies at 55
  • 1936 Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (b. 1855)
  • 1939 Emilio Serrano y Ruiz, composer, dies at 89
  • 1940 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
  • 1944 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, composer, dies at 59
  • 1944 Evgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (b. 1920)
  • 1945 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist/antifascist, hanged
  • 1945 Hans Oster, German major-general/spy, "July 20th plot", hanged
  • 1945 Hans von Dohnanyi, "July 20th plotter", hanged
  • 1945 Wilhelm Canaris, Admiral/headed Germany Abwehr, hanged
  • 1945 Georg Elser, failed assassin of Hitler (b. 1903)
  • 1947 Konrad Friedrich Noetel, composer, dies at 43
  • 1948 George Carpenter, Australian Salvation Army general (b. 1872)
  • 1948 Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (b. 1903)
  • 1951 Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Hadji Aga), dies at 48
  • 1951 Vilhelm F K Bjerknes, Norwegian/US physicist/meteorology, dies at 89
  • 1954 Philip Greeley Clapp, composer, dies at 65

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1959 Frank Lloyd Wright, US architect (Guggenheim Museum NY), dies at 89

  • 1961 Zog I, [Ahmed Zogu], King of Albania (1925-39), dies at 65
  • 1962 Juan Belmonte, famed bullfighter, dies at 70
  • 1966 Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47), dies at 57
  • 1970 Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish illustrator (b. 1896)
  • 1976 Akio Yashiro, composer, dies at 46
  • 1976 Phil Ochs, American anti-war folk singer (Draft Dodger Rag), commits suicide at 35
  • 1978 Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (b.1883)
  • 1979 Staats Cotsworth, dies at 71
  • 1980 Kathleen Burke, dies
  • 1982 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist/dissident, dies
  • 1982 Wilfred Pelletier, symph conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 85
  • 1984 Basil Henry Blackwell, British publisher, dies
  • 1986 Jean Mogin, Belgian poet, dies at 64
  • 1988 Brook Benton, singer (Just a Matter of Time), dies at 56 of meningitis
  • 1988 Dave Prater, rocker (Sam & Dave), dies in a car crash at 50
  • 1991 Maurice Binder, title designer (James Bond Movies), dies at 73
  • 1991 Martin Hannett, record producer (b. 1948)
  • 1992 Gale McGee, senator (Wyoming, 1959-77), dies at 77
  • 1992 Ruth Hammond, American Broadway actress, dies in her sleep at 96
  • 1993 Wouter Perquin, journalist/Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 74
  • 1994 Cornelis N "Cor" van Dis Jr, Dutch MP (1971-94), dies at 71
  • 1994 Keith Watson, British comic strip artist (Dan Dare), dies at 59
  • 1994 Marcel Ichac, French alpinist/director (Karakoram), dies at 87
  • 1994 Raouf Khayrat, Egyptian general-major, murdered
  • 1995 James Bullock, colliery manager, dies at 92
  • 1996 James William Rouse, US builder (shopping malls), dies at 81
  • 1996 Maisie Fitter, editor/conservationist, dies at 83
  • 1996 Richard Thomas Condon, author, dies at 81
  • 1996 Sandy Becker, NYC Kiddie TV Show host (Sandy Becker Show), dies at 74
  • 1997 Helene Hanff, author (84 Charing Cross Road), dies at 80
  • 1998 Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (b. 1953)
  • 1999 Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Niger politician and general (b. 1949)
  • 2001 Willie Stargell, American baseball player (b. 1940)
  • 2002 Leopold Vietoris, Austrian mathematician (b. 1891)
  • 2002 Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (b. 1926)
  • 2006 Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player, coach, and official (b. 1916)
  • 2006 Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Egon Bondy, Czech philosopher and writer (b. 1930)
  • 2009 Nick Adenhart, MLB pitcher (b. 1986)