On This Day for 1st August

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 260


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30 BC Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.

Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar
Roman Emperor
Augustus Caesar

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527 Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire

Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I
Eastern Roman Emperor
Justinian I
  • 607 Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).
  • 649 Pope Martinus I chosen successor of Theodorus I [or 8/7]
  • 860 Peace of Koblenz: Charles the Bald, Louis the German & Lotharius II
  • 902 Aghlabidisch emir Ibrahim II destroys Taormina, Sicily
  • 1021 Synod of Pavia: emperor Henry II convicts married priest
  • 1086 Results of the Domesday inquiry presented to William the Conqueror in Salisbury (the date of compilation and the Great Domesday are historically contestable)
  • 1177 Peace Treaty of Venice: Emperor Frederik I & Pope Alexander III
  • 1203 Alexius IV Angelus appointed co-regent of Byzantium
  • 1291 Everlasting League forms, basis of Swiss Confederation (Independence)
  • 1485 Henry Tudor's army sails to England (future Henry VII)

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1498 Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela)

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1589 Assination of French King Henry III by friar Jacques Clément
  • 1626 Earl Earnest Casimir conquerors Oldenzaal
  • 1628 Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism
  • 1664 Battle at St Gotthard: Earl Raimondo Montecucculi beats Ahmed Kiprulu
  • 1690 Battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus of Savoy

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1711 Surrounded Tsar Peter the Great flees Azov

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great

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1714 Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England

King George I
King
George I
  • 1715 First Doggett's Coat and Badge race (Waterman's race) held on Thames River (London Bridge to Chelsea)
  • 1732 Foundations laid for Bank of England
  • 1759 Battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France
  • 1774 Joseph Priestley, English theologian, chemist and author discovers oxygen
  • 1780 Sweden declares neutrality
  • 1781 British army under general Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia
  • 1785 Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet
  • 1789 US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act
  • 1793 France becomes 1st country to use the metric system
  • 1794 Whiskey Rebellion begins in western Pennsylvania
  • 1798 Battle of Abukir on the Nile-Nelson defeats French fleet
  • 1812 Rare tornado hits Westchester County NY
  • 1814 Belgian King Willem I accepts blame in Southern defeat
  • 1820 London's Regent's Canal opens.
  • 1828 Bolton and Leigh Railway opens to freight traffic.
  • 1831 London Bridge opens to traffic
  • 1832 The Black Hawk War ends.
  • 1834 Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire - Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into effect

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1836 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin returns to Bahia Brazil

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1838 Apprenticeship system abolished in most of the British Empire. Former slaves no longer indentured to former owners.
  • 1840 Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
  • 1842 Rotherhithe Tunnel under the Thames opens
  • 1842 Lombard Street Riot erupts
  • 1852 SF Methodists establish 1st black church, Zion Methodist
  • 1855 Castle Clinton in NYC opens as 1st US receiving station for immigrants
  • 1861 Brazil recognizes Confederacy
  • 1863 Battle of Little Rock, Arkansas; start of Chattanooga campaign
  • 1863 Cavalry action near Brandy Station-End of Gettysburg Campaign
  • 1864 Battle of Petersburg, VA
  • 1867 Blacks vote for 1st time in a US state election in the South (Tenn)
  • 1869 1st voyage down Colorado River
  • 1870 Irish Land Act gives rights to tenants of landlords in Ireland.
  • 1873 SF's 1st cable car begins service
  • 1876 Colorado becomes 38th state of the Union
  • 1881 US Quarantine Station authorized for Angel Island, SF Bay
  • 1883 A papyrus offered to British Museum for £10,000 (forgery)
  • 1883 Amsterdam's Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky gets electric lights
  • 1883 Inland postal service begins in Great Britain
  • 1886 Great Britain annexes Kermadec-Island near New Zealand
  • 1890 Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Lundi
  • 1893 Henry Perky & William Ford patent shredded wheat
  • 1896 George Samuelson completes rowing Atlantic (NY to England)
  • 1901 Burials within San Francisco City limits prohibited
  • 1902 Building begins on Dutch public housing
  • 1902 Mine accident in Wollongong, Australia (100 die)
  • 1906 Brooklyn Dodger Harry McIntire no-hits Pitts for 10 2/3 loses in 13th
  • 1907 Bank of Italy opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street, SF
  • 1907 Signal Corps of US army starts aircraft division
  • 1907 First Scout camp opens on Brownsea Island, in Poole Harbour, Dorset
  • 1909 British SS Waratah disappears on Sydney to London, 300 killed
  • 1909 7th Tour de France won by Francois Faber of Luxembourg
  • 1911 Omar N Bradley (18) begins education in West Point
  • 1911 Transportation workers begin a major strike in England; part of a wave of industrial unrest
  • 1914 British fleet reaches Scapa Flow

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1914 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany declares war on his nephew Tsar Nicholas II (WW I) of Russia in WWI

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
Tsar Nicholas II
Tsar
Nicholas II
  • 1914 France & Germany mobilize their troops at outbreak of WWI
  • 1914 Trois Vierges: German 69th infantry regiment enters Luxembourg on outbreak of WWI
  • 1916 Hawaii National Park forms
  • 1917 Frank Little, IWW organizer, lynched in Butte, MT
  • 1918 British troops enter Vladivostok
  • 1918 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Braves, 2-0, in 21 innings
  • 1919 Queen Wilhelmina opens 1st Air Fair in Amsterdam
  • 1919 Treffers soccer team forms in Groesbeek
  • 1920 Papendrecht soccer team forms
  • 1920 Peace of Riga-Independence of Latvia
  • 1922 Hendrikus Colijn becomes political editor-in-chief of The Standard
  • 1922 In Italy, the socialist 'Alianza del Lavoro' declare a national strike which collapses immediately and fascist forces destroy union and socialist headquarters
  • 1925 Shortwave-radio link between Kootwijk & Netherland East-Indies
  • 1926 Battles between Druze & French in Damascus
  • 1926 Failed assassination on General Primo de Rivera in Barcelona
  • 1927 Earliest date for a film to be considered for the Academy Awards

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1928 Babe Ruth hits HR # 42 & is 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1933 Carl Hubbell sets record of consecutive scoreless innings (45 1/3)
  • 1933 Death penality for anti-fascists in Germany

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1933 Dutch colonial regime in Batavia arrests Sukarno

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • 1933 NRA (National Recovery Administration) forms
  • 1934 2nd Venice Film Festival opens

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1936 Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1936 Benjamin E Mays named president of Morehouse College
  • 1941 Luftwaffe bombs German 23rd division

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 259


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10 BC Claudius, Lugdunum Gaul, Roman Emperor (41-54)

Roman Emperor Claudius
Roman Emperor
Claudius
  • 126 Pertinax [Publius Helvius Pertinax], Alba Pompeia, Roman emperor (Year of the Five Emperors)
  • 1313 Emperor Kogon of Japan (Ashikaga Pretenders)
  • 1322 Peter van Herentals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian
  • 1377 Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan, 100th emperor of Japan
  • 1495 Jan van Scorel, Schoorl Holland, Dutch painter/architect
  • 1520 Sigismund II Augustus, Krakow, King of Poland (1548-72)
  • 1545 Andrew Melville, Baldovie, Scottish theologian and religious reformer
  • 1555 Edward Kelley, Worcester, English spirit medium
  • 1579 Luís Vélez de Guevara, Écija, Spanish writer
  • 1626 Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement
  • 1630 Thomas Clifford, Ugbrooke, English statesman (1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh)
  • 1642 Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95) [or Feb 25, 1643]
  • 1659 Antoine Mouque, composer
  • 1685 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer
  • 1686 Benedetto Marcello, Venice Italy, Italian author/composer (Lettera Famigliare)
  • 1713 Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1780)
  • 1714 Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter
  • 1738 Jacques François Dugommier, French general (d. 1794)

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1744 Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, Paris, French naturalist (Lamarckian evolution)

French Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
French Naturalist
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
  • 1753 Charles, 3rd earl Stanhope, England, radical politician/scientist
  • 1755 Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, composer
  • 1766 Ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner, pianist/composer
  • 1766 Jeffrey Wyatville, architect

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1770 William Clark, Charlottsville VA, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition

Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition
William Clark
  • 1779 Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer pf the lyrics to the "Star-Spangled Banner"
  • 1779 Lorenz Oken, German naturalist (d. 1851)
  • 1786 Louis C Luzac, judge/Dutch Internal minister
  • 1808 Henry Darwin Rogers, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1814 Maxcy Gregg, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1815 Richard Henry Dana, novelist/lawyer spent 2 years before mast
  • 1818 Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer on Nantucket Island

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1819 Herman Melville, author (Moby-Dick, Billy Budd),born in New York City (d. 1891)

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville
  • 1824 Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer
  • 1837 Mother Jones, American labor organizer (d. 1930)
  • 1840 Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer
  • 1843 Robert Todd Lincoln, Capt (Union volunteers), (d. 1926)
  • 1847 Guido Papini, violinist/composer
  • 1848 František Kmoch, Czech composer and conductor
  • 1856 George Coulthard, Former Australian rules footballer and cricketer (d. 1883)
  • 1858 Hans Rott, composer
  • 1858 Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist
  • 1858 Gaston Doumergue, French President (d. 1937)
  • 1861 Sam Jones, cricketer (Australian batsman of 1880's)
  • 1862 Montague Rhodes James, scholar/author/editor
  • 1863 Gaston Doumergue, premier/pres of France (1913..34)
  • 1867 William Orlamond, Denmark, actor (Flesh & Devil, Wind)
  • 1870 Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Russian Biologist who perfected the artificial insemination of animals and showed that his technology allowed one stallion to fertilize up to 500 mares
  • 1871 Oskar Fried, composer
  • 1871 John Lester, American cricketer (d. 1969)
  • 1877 Charlotte Hughes, 1990 (oldest person in Great Britain)
  • 1877 Jan van den Tempel, Dutch MP (SDAP)
  • 1881 Emilie Rose Macaulay, English writer
  • 1882 Vaclav Klicka, composer
  • 1885 George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1966)
  • 1886 Isaac Keesing, Dutch publisher/founder (System Keesing)
  • 1888 Vito Frazzi, composer
  • 1889 John F Mahoney, developed pencillin treatment of syphillis
  • 1889 Walther Gerlach, Biebrich, German Physicist who, with Otto Stern, co-discovered spin quantization in a magnetic field (Stern–Gerlach effect)
  • 1890 George II, king of Greece
  • 1892 Constantly Burniaux, Belg, art historian (Temps Inquiets)
  • 1894 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (d. 1927)
  • 1895 Benjamin E Mays, SC, African American educator (Morehouse, Howard University)
  • 1898 Morris Stoloff, Phila, violinist (Picnic, Pal Joey)
  • 1899 William Steinberg, Cologne, conductor (Boston Symph-1969-71)
  • 1900 Otto Nothling, cricketer (Test for Australia 1928, 52 runs aver 26)
  • 1901 Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (d. 1925)
  • 1902 Hendrik J Kruls, Neth, general/chief military authority (1944-46)
  • 1902 Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor
  • 1903 Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan, novelist
  • 1906 William Hayter, Oxford, Oxfordshire, British diplomat and Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-1957)
  • 1908 Miloslav Kabelac, composer
  • 1909 Nigel Henderson, British admiral (d. 1993)
  • 1910 Mahomed Nissar, cricketer (pioneer Indian opening bowler in Tests)
  • 1910 Walter Scharf, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1910 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), Stuttgart Germany, photojournalist
  • 1911 Kenneth Norman Joseph Loveless, priest folk musician
  • 1911 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), born in Quetta, India (d. 2005)
  • 1911 Jackie Ormes, American cartoonist (d. 1985)
  • 1912 Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist
  • 1912 Henry Jones, Phila Pa, actor (Phyllis, Falcon Crest, Gun Shy)
  • 1912 Masaya Hanai, businessamn
  • 1913 Jerome Moross, composer (Frankie & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914 Jack Delano, composer
  • 1916 Viscount Hanworth, barrister
  • 1916 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert (London School of Economics) (d. 2011)
  • 1918 Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist, born in Carmarthenshire (d. 1999)
  • 1919 Stanley Middleton, Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, British novelist (Holiday, Three Wise Men)
  • 1920 Jeffrey Segal, actor (Traitors)/playwright
  • 1920 Maria Cole, American jazz singer and wife of Nat King Cole, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Sammy Lee, platform diver (Oly-2 gold/bronze-1948, 52), born in Fresno, California
  • 1921 Jack Kramer, Las Vegas, tennis star (Wimbledon 1947, US Open-1946)
  • 1921 Vic Marshall, chemist
  • 1922 Arthur Hill, Saskatchewan Canada, actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter)
  • 1922 Frank Hauser, British theatrical director (Oxford Playhouse), born in Cardiff (d. 2007)
  • 1923 Paul Lambert, El Paso Tx, actor (Tom-Executive Suite)
  • 1923 Yoshinao Nakada, composer
  • 1924 Frank Worrell, cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain)
  • 1924 Jeffrey Segal, actor/playwright (Vanity Fair, Rest in Pieces)

Famous Weddings

  • 1404 Earl Engelbert I of Nassau marries Johanna of Poland

HeartWedding of Interest

1912 Physicist Niels Bohr (26) weds Margrethe Norlund at a civil ceremony in Slagelse, Denmark

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr

HeartWedding of Interest

1942 Actress Janet Leigh (14) weds childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) in Reno, Nevada

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh

HeartWedding of Interest

1951 Actor Max Von Sydow (22) weds actress Christina Olin

HeartWedding of Interest

1986 Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • 1987 Bananarama's Siobhan Fahey marries Eurythmics Dave Stewart

HeartWedding of Interest

1995 F1 driver Michael Schumacher (26) weds Corinna Betsch in Kerpen, Germany

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Michael Schumacher

HeartWedding of Interest

2009 Fashion model Rhea Durham (34) weds actor and producer Mark Wahlberg (41) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
  • 2009 "Heroes" actress Ali Larter (33) weds stand-up comedian and actor Hayes MacArthur (32) in Kennebunkport, Maine

HeartWedding of Interest

2009 Actress-comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub (38) weds personal trainer Matthew Rolph in an impromptu wedding in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

2010 "Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (33) weds business consultant Kimberly Brook at the Kabbalah Center in Tel Aviv, Israel

  • 2015 Actor Declan Donnelly weds Ali Astall at St Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Elswick, Tyne and Wear

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1976 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 6th divorce from actor Richard Burton (their 2nd divorce together)


Famous Deaths

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30 BC Mark Antony, Roman Politician and General, commits suicide after he is defeated by Octavian at the Battle of Actium at 53

Roman Politician and General Mark Antony
Roman Politician and General
Mark Antony
  • 371 St Eusebius of Vercelli, Italian bishop (b. c. 283)
  • 527 Justin I, Byzantine emperor (518-27), dies (b. c. 450)
  • 1137 Louis VI, King of France, dies (1108-37)
  • 1190 Floris III, Count of Holland, dies
  • 1227 Shimazu Tadahisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1179)
  • 1402 Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England (b. 1341)
  • 1457 Laurentius Valla, Italian philosopher (Voluptate), dies at about 50

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1464 Cosimo de Medici, ruler of Florence, dies at 74

Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron Cosimo de Medici
Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron
Cosimo de Medici
  • 1541 Simon Grynaeus, German theologian (b. 1493)
  • 1546 Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1506)
  • 1557 Olaus Magnus, Swedish writer (b. 1490)
  • 1580 Albrecht Giese, German politician and diplomat (b. 1524)
  • 1589 Jacques Clément, French assassin of Henry III of France (b. 1567)
  • 1628 Francesco Gonzaga, composer, dies at 37
  • 1630 Federico Cesi, Italian Naturalist and founder of the first modern scientific society, the Accademia dei Lincei, dies at 45
  • 1667 Paul Foot, lawyer/historian, dies at 48
  • 1708 Edward Tyson, British Physician and father of comparative anatomy (The Anatomy of a Pygmy, 1698), dies at 57
  • 1714 Anne Stuart, Queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49
  • 1743 Richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46
  • 1787 Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/saint, dies at 90
  • 1796 Robert Pigot, British army officer (b. 1720)
  • 1798 François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (killed in battle) (b. 1753)
  • 1805 Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz, composer, dies at 51
  • 1812 Yakov Kulnev, Russian general (killed in battle) (b. 1763)
  • 1813 Carl Stenborg, composer, dies at 60
  • 1821 Elizabeth Inchbald (Simpson), actress/author (Lady Abbess), dies at 68
  • 1834 Robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies
  • 1837 Walter Geikie, painter, dies
  • 1846 Peter Ritter, composer, dies at 83
  • 1851 William Joseph Behr, German writer (b. 1775)
  • 1857 Charles Turner, engraver, dies
  • 1866 John Ross (aka. Kooweskoowe), Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1790)
  • 1882 Henry Clarence Kendall, Australian poet, dies of tuberculosis at 43
  • 1883 Karl Wilhelm Dindorf, classic scholar, dies
  • 1884 Heinrich Laube, writer, dies
  • 1896 William Robert Grove, Welsh Physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell, dies at 85
  • 1902 Ludwig Beckmann, painter, dies

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1903 Calamity Jane [Martha Jane Canary], American frontierswoman, dies at 51

Frontierswoman Calamity Jane
Frontierswoman
Calamity Jane
  • 1911 Konrad Duden, German linguist (Das, grosse Duden Lexicon), dies
  • 1916 Claude Newberry, South African cricket All-rounder (v England 1913-14), dies
  • 1917 Frank Little, American labor organizer (lynched) (b. 1879)
  • 1918 John Riley Banister, American cowboy and Texas Ranger (b. 1854)
  • 1920 Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian hindu leader, dies
  • 1922 Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer, dies at 72
  • 1925 John Pieter Veth, painter/lithographer/etcher/writer, dies at 61
  • 1926 Israel Zangwill, British zionists writer (Ghetto tragedies), dies
  • 1929 Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian captain pre-WWI), dies
  • 1932 Arnold Fothergill, cricketer (8 wickets in 2 Tests for Eng 1889), dies
  • 1934 Piotr Maszynski, composer, dies at 79
  • 1943 Ismar Elbogen, German/US learned/rabbi (Jewish Lexicon), dies at 68

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1944 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42), dies of tuberculosis at 65

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • 1946 Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht) executed at 45
  • 1954 Charles-A Cingria, writer, dies
  • 1957 Harvey Glatmin, 1st bondage-photo victim, executed [or 8/18/59]
  • 1962 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62
  • 1963 Theodore Roethke, US poet (Praise to the end!), dies
  • 1965 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer, dies at 77
  • 1966 Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies
  • 1966 Charles Whitman, former marine, kills 16 at U of Texas, shot by cops
  • 1970 Frances Farmer, American actress ("The Toast of New York", "Come & Get It"), dies at 56
  • 1970 Otto Heinrich Warburg, German Biochemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 86
  • 1973 Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91
  • 1973 Walter Ulbricht, pres German DR, dies at 80
  • 1974 Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)
  • 1975 Howard Joslin, actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68
  • 1977 Francis Gary Powers, US U-2 pilot, dies at 47

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1980 Strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61

  • 1980 Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (b. 1944)
  • 1981 Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58
  • 1981 Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi, composer, dies at 49
  • 1983 Peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62
  • 1985 Joseph Walker, cameraman, dies at 92
  • 1986 Willem Klein, variety artist, dies at about 73
  • 1987 Benson Fong, actress (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart), dies at 70
  • 1987 Pola Negri, actress (Forbidden Paradise), dies at 92
  • 1988 Florence Eldridge, Broadway actress (The Swan), dies at 86
  • 1988 John Cardinal Dearden, US cardinal, dies at 80
  • 1988 Trindad Silva, actor (Hill St Blues), dies at 38 in an auto accident
  • 1989 John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • 1990 Norbert Elias, German/English/Neth philosopher/sociologist, dies
  • 1991 Stuart Wilson, actor (The Girl Who Had Everything), dies at 87
  • 1992 Chico Alvarez, trumpeteer (Stan Kenton Orch), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1992 Kenny Sacha, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), dies of AIDS at 39
  • 1992 Stanley Dudek, US platform diver (watershows), dies
  • 1993 Alfred Manessier, Fr painter (glass-in-lead), dies in car crash at 81
  • 1993 Anatoli Koretski, Russian major general, murdered
  • 1993 Ewing Kaufman, founder/owner (KC Royals), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • 1993 Lea Verschuuren-Smulders, Dut author (Kleutertje Luister), dies at 72
  • 1993 Viktor Polyanitshko, governor of Kaukasus, murdered
  • 1994 George Dixon, trumpet/sax, dies at 85
  • 1994 Gerard van de Groenekan, furniture maker/designer, dies at 90
  • 1995 Loudi Nijhoff, Dutch actress (Alicia, Van Geluk Gesproken), dies
  • 1995 Robert L "Bob" Talley, pianist, dies at 75
  • 1996 John Lanigan, tenor, dies at 75
  • 1996 Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Pres (ANS-CUS)/Somalia, dies
  • 1996 Pierre Lucien Claverie, bishop of Oran, dies at 58
  • 1996 Tadeusz Reichstein, Polish/Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950), dies at 99
  • 1996 Frida Boccara, French singer (b. 1940)
  • 1996 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian physician and international aid worker (b. 1929)