On This Day for 11th August

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 189

  • 3114 BC The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins.
  • 2492 BC Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation.
  • 480 BC Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Artemisium - Persian naval victory over the Greeks in an engagement fought near promontory on the north coast of Euboea. Greek fleet holds its own against the Persians in three days of fighting but withdraws upon news of the defeat at Thermopylae.
  • 355 Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.
  • 1304 Sea battle of Zierikzee
  • 1492 Rodrigo de Borja becomes Pope Alexander VI
  • 1522 Uprising of adel/burgerij in Austria fails
  • 1597 Germany throws out English sales people
  • 1611 Emperor Rudolf forces out king of Bohemia
  • 1674 1st Battle of at Seneffe (Louis II Condé vs Willem III)
  • 1695 English & Dutch fleet capture Dunkerk
  • 1718 Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish off Sicily
  • 1772 Explosive eruption blows 4,000' off Papandayan Java, kills 3,000
  • 1786 Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia
  • 1804 Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria
  • 1835 George B Airy begins 46-year reign as England's Astronomer Royal
  • 1858 First ascent of the Eiger in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland
  • 1860 US's 1st successful silver mill (Virginia City, Nev)
  • 1863 Cambodia becomes French protectorate
  • 1866 World's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI)
  • 1874 Harry S Parmelee patents sprinkler head
  • 1877 Asaph Hall discovers Mars's moon Deimos
  • 1884 1st double-century stand in Test cricket, McDonnell/Murdoch 207 Aust
  • 1885 $100,000 raised in US for pedestal for Statue of Liberty
  • 1888 California Theatre closed (now a Pac Tel Phone Store)
  • 1896 Harvey Hubbell patents electric light bulb socket with a pull chain
  • 1904 German-ltalian General Von Trotha defeats Herero in SW Africa
  • 1904 The Russian fleet in the harbor of at Port Arthur are exposed to Russian guns on the hill above the harbor; Russian trips attempt escape, but most are forced back into harbor by Japanese ships
  • 1907 St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn
  • 1908 King Edward VII of Britain meets with Emperor Wilhelm of Friedrichshof, Germany; the main point of contention is the increasing size of Germany's navy
  • 1909 SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC
  • 1909 Warren Bardsley (136 & 130) 1st to get twin tons in a Test
  • 1914 Jews are expelled from Mitchenick Poland
  • 1914 John Wray patents animation
  • 1914 Mitchenick Poland, expels Jews

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1919 Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponser Indian Packing Company

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • 1919 Weimar Republic begins in Germany
  • 1920 1st peace of Riga-Soviet Union recognizes Independence of Latvia
  • 1923 Dutch Premier de Geer resigns
  • 1924 1st newsreel pictures of US presidential candidates were taken
  • 1926 Cleve Indian Tris Speaker hits his 700th double
  • 1928 Carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils
  • 1928 Georges Ronsse becomes world champion cyclists

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1929 Babe Ruth becomes 1st to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleve)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1929 Persia & Iraq sign friendship treaty
  • 1929 Russian-Chinese border fights
  • 1933 Temp reaches 136°F (57.8°C) at San Luis Potosi, Mex (world record)
  • 1934 1st federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in SF Bay
  • 1934 2nd British Empire Games close in London, England
  • 1935 Nazi mass demonstration against German Jews
  • 1936 Chaing Kai-shek's troops conquers Kanton
  • 1937 "The Life of Emile Zola" directed by William Dieterle and starring Paul Muni premieres in New York (Best Picture 1938)
  • 1939 Sergei Rachmaninovs last appearance in Europe
  • 1940 38 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940 German air raid on British harbors Portland/Weymouth
  • 1942 - Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland
  • 1942 999 Jews are taken from Mechelen transit camp in Belgium
  • 1942 British aircraft carrier Eagle torpedoed & sinks
  • 1942 Lt-gen Montgomery makes landing on Gibraltar
  • 1943 Red Army recaptures Tchukujev, at Kharkov
  • 1943 Richard Strauss' 2nd Horn Concert, premieres
  • 1943 US amphibians land at Brolo on north coast of Sicily

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1944 British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1944 French 5th Armour division recaptures Sées
  • 1944 Klaus Barbie, Gestapo head of Lyon France leaves for Auschwitz
  • 1944 US air raid on Palembang
  • 1945 Allies refuse Japan's surrender offer to retain Emperor Hirohito
  • 1948 Summer Olympics opens in London
  • 1949 1st Naples-Capri swim, 17 miles (27 km) (Giovanni Gambi)
  • 1949 Gaston Eyskens forms Belgian government
  • 1949 10th Venice Film Festival: "Manon" directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot wins the Golden Lion (1st one)
  • 1950 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885)
  • 1950 Boston Brave Vern Bickford no-hits Bkln Dodger, 7-0

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1950 Hitting just .279, Yank great Joe DiMaggio is benched for 1st time

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1950 King Boudouin I takes oath as royal prince of Belgium

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1950 Ethel Rosenberg testifies before grand jury on allegations of spying for the Soviet Union

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • 1951 100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi River in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois
  • 1951 1st color baseball game (Braves vs Dodgers) telecast (WCBS-NYC)
  • 1951 NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 38-6 in Ottawa
  • 1951 NY Giants lose to go 13½ games behind Bkln Dodgers, later win pennant
  • 1952 Hussein Ibn Talal I, proclaimed King of Jordan
  • 1954 BC Lions plays its 1st CF game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0
  • 1954 Formal peace takes place, ending 7+ yrs of fighting in Indochina between French & Communist Vietminh
  • 1955 Indonesia government of Harahap forms
  • 1956 1st flight 4-motor Cessna 620

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1956 Elvis Presley releases "Don't Be Cruel"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1957 Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
  • 1957 Paul Hindemith' opera "Harmonie der Welt," premieres in Munich
  • 1960 Chad declares Independence from France
  • 1961 Warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1
  • 1962 Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3
  • 1962 Beach Boys release "Surfin' Safari"
  • 1962 Bolotnikov runs world record 10km (28:18.2)
  • 1962 Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down
  • 1963 Kingston Trio are mystery guest on "What's My Line?"

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1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1963 Four ANC political detainees escape from Pretoria Central prison in South Africa
  • 1964 Beatles' "A Hard Days Night" opens in NYC
  • 1964 Race riot in Paterson NJ
  • 1965 6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 246

  • 1467 Mary of York, English princess (d. 1482)
  • 1600 Paul Hallman, composer
  • 1613 Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer
  • 1635 Thomas Betterton, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus), born in London, England
  • 1667 Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)
  • 1673 Richard Mead, physician, born in London, England
  • 1718 Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791)
  • 1720 Martin Gerbert, composer
  • 1722 Richard Brocklesby, English physician (d. 1797)
  • 1737 Joseph Nollekins, sculptor, born in London, England
  • 1744 Johann Gottlieb Schwencke, composer
  • 1748 Joseph Schuster, composer
  • 1772 Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount/general
  • 1778 Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, founder of turnverein (gymnastics) movement
  • 1794 James Barton Longacre, American engraver (d. 1869)
  • 1799 Joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist
  • 1805 Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, Dutch judge/member of parliament
  • 1807 David R Atchison, pres of USA on March 3rd 1849
  • 1811 Judah P Benjamin, US lawyer/minister of Confederacy navy [or Aug 6]
  • 1823 Charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe)
  • 1828 Edward Saloman, Gov (Union), (d. 1909)
  • 1832 Thomas Ogden Osbord, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1833 Robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)
  • 1833 Kido Takayoshi, Japanese politician (d. 1877)
  • 1836 Cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician
  • 1836 Warren Brown, American politician (d. 1919)
  • 1837 Marie Francois Carnot, engineer/French pres (1887-94); assassinated
  • 1855 John Hodges, Australian cricketer (d. 1933)

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1858 Christiaan Eijkman, Nijkerk Netherlands, physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1929), (d. 1930)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • 1860 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson etats de Normandie)
  • 1862 Carrie Jacobs Bond, Janesville Wisc, songwriter (I Love You Truly)
  • 1863 Arpad Szendy, composer
  • 1867 Hobart Bosworth, Marietta OH, actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade)
  • 1867 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields)
  • 1870 Tom Richardson, legendary England cricket fast bowler (1893-98)
  • 1870 Walter Bowman, Canadian soccer player (d. ?)
  • 1872 Shidehara Kijuro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1951)
  • 1873 John Rosamond Johnson, Fla, co-composer (Lift Every Voice & Sing)
  • 1877 Adolph M. Christianson, justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (d. 1954)
  • 1880 Frederick Jerome Work, composer
  • 1882 Rodolfo Graziani, Italian marschal/viceroy of Ethiopia
  • 1883 Ernst Stadler, writer
  • 1888 Owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh)
  • 1890 Erich Wichman, Dutch fascist painter/sculptor
  • 1892 Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve), Scotland, poet (Scots Unbound)
  • 1892 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general
  • 1892 Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (d. 1962)
  • 1892 Archie Wiles, West Indian cricketer (d. 1957)
  • 1894 Wilhelm Grosz, composer
  • 1897 Louise Bogan, Maine, writer (Sleeping Fury)
  • 1897 Enid Blyton, children's writer and fifth most popular author in the world (Famous Five, Secret Seven, The Adventure)
  • 1898 Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, politician/trade unionist
  • 1900 Alexander Mosolov, Kiev Russia, composer (Zavod) [NS]
  • 1900 Charles William Paddock, Texas, American athlete and 100m record breaker (Olympic-2 gold-1920) (d. 1943)
  • 1900 Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (d. 1994)
  • 1902 Christian Castries, French general (Dien Bien Phu)
  • 1902 Lloyd Nolan, actor (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peyton Place), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1902 Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (d. 1986)
  • 1903 Michael Whalley Wickham, artist
  • 1904 Jess Stacy, jazz pianist, born in Bird's Point, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1905 Erwin Chargaff, Austrian biochemist (d. 2002)
  • 1907 Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (Australian Test player)
  • 1909 Gaston Gilbert Litaize, composer
  • 1909 Hugo Buchthal, art historian
  • 1909 Jean Lancaster, director (WRNS)
  • 1910 Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)
  • 1911 Alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis)
  • 1911 Benny Lee, entertainer
  • 1911 Henry Kulky, Hastings-on-Hudson NY, actor (Otto-Life of Riley)
  • 1911 Prem Bhatia, journalist
  • 1911 Ronald Batty, bookseller
  • 1911 Thanom Kittikachorn, general/premier Thailand (1958..73)
  • 1912 Jean Parker, Butte Mont, actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women)
  • 1912 Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (d. 1954)
  • 1913 Angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)
  • 1913 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (d. 1976)
  • 1913 Bob Scheffing, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
  • 1914 José Silva, American parapsychologist (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Kunio Toda, composer
  • 1916 Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (d. 1956)
  • 1917 Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible)
  • 1919 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)
  • 1920 Derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)
  • 1920 William Masselos, Niagara Falls NY, pianist/prof (Juilliard 1976)

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1921 Alex Haley, Ithaca New York, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), (d. 1992)

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • 1923 Stan Chambers, American television reporter
  • 1924 Arlene Dahl, actress/TV panelist (Ambush), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1925 Carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post)
  • 1925 Mike Douglas, talk show host (Mike Douglas Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Robert Linn, composer
  • 1925 Floyd Curry, National Hockey League player (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Aaron Klug, OM/PRS/biochemist
  • 1926 Bernard Ashley, English fashion designer/pres (Laura Ashley)
  • 1926 Claus Von Bulow, socialite accused of murdering his wife
  • 1926 J R S Fincham, geneticist
  • 1926 Johnny Van Derrick, jazz violinist
  • 1927 James Eaton, Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Londonderry
  • 1927 Kenneth Eastham, MP
  • 1927 Len Rempt-Halmmans de Jongh, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1927 Raymond Leppard, conductor (St Louis Symphony Orch), born in London, England

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1886 Education pioneer Booker T. Washington (30) weds Olivia Davidson (32) Athens, Ohio

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington

HeartWedding of Interest

1925 Physicist James Chadwick (33) weds Aileen Stewart-Brown

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick

HeartWedding of Interest

1949 Molecular biologist Francis Crick (33) weds artist Odile Speed (29)

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
  • 1990 "General Hospital" actor Maurice Benard (27) weds Paula Smith
  • 2007 U.S. Women's Olympic ice hockey team member Krissy Wendell (25) weds NHL player John Pohl (28) at the Rose Hill Alliance Church in West Roseville, Minnesota
  • 2012 "The Hangover" actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis (42) weds co-founder of the Growing Voices charity Quinn Lundberg at the UBC Farm in Vancouver, Canada

Famous Divorces

  • 1993 Director Oliver Stone files for divorce from Elizabeth

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 101

  • 480 BC Leonidas, King of Sparta (b. circa 540 BC)
  • 353 Magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303)
  • 449 Flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople
  • 897 Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona
  • 1171 Louis I, Earl of Wage/Rieneck, dies
  • 1180 Guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies
  • 1183 Christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies
  • 1204 King Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)
  • 1253 Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi (b. 1194) and founder of the Order of Poor Ladies (the Poor Clares)
  • 1394 Jan III, mister of Polanen, dies
  • 1456 Janos Hunyadi, Hungarian general strategist, dies at about 49
  • 1464 Nicholas van Cusa, philosopher/bishop of Brixen, dies
  • 1490 French van Brederode, leader of Hoeksen, dies at about 25
  • 1494 Hans Memling, [John Memlinc], Flemish painter (Passietaferelen), dies
  • 1519 Johann Tetzel, Dominican monk, dies at about 79
  • 1522 Martin Siebenborger, mayor of Vienna, beheaded
  • 1563 Bartolomé de Escobedo, Spanish composer (b. circa 1500)
  • 1578 Pedro Nunes, [Nonius], Port mathematician/astronomer (nonius), dies
  • 1589 Maarten Schenck van Nideggen, lt col (80 year war), dies at about 49
  • 1596 Hamnet Shakespeare, son of William Shakespeare (b. 1585)
  • 1614 Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (b. 1552)
  • 1656 Prince Octavio Piccolomini, Duke of Amalfi, Austrian field marshal (b. 1599)
  • 1729 Nicola Francesco Haym, composer, dies at 51
  • 1757 Jose Pradas Gallen, composer, dies at 67
  • 1774 Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (b. 1722)
  • 1778 Augustus Montague Toplady, hymn writer (Rock of Ages), dies
  • 1794 Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 72
  • 1813 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), dies at 68
  • 1820 Janos Lavotta, composer, dies at 56
  • 1844 Jernej Kopitar, filmologist/censor (Slavic Grammatica), dies at 63
  • 1851 Lorenz Oken, German naturalist (b. 1779)
  • 1852 Nicolaas Plomp, Dutch architect (Strugle), dies at 70
  • 1854 Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (b. 1798)
  • 1860 James Wilson, politician
  • 1868 Halfdan Kierulf, composer, dies at 52
  • 1868 Thaddeus Stevens, architect of Radical Reconstruction, dies at 76
  • 1872 Lowell Mason, US organist/composer (Zebulo), dies at 80
  • 1886 Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (b. 1843)
  • 1890 John Henry Newman, English cardinal, dies at 89
  • 1892 Enrico Betti, Italian mathematician (b. 1813)
  • 1901 Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier, dies at about 82
  • 1903 Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rican educator and nationalist (b. 1839)
  • 1908 Khudiram Bose, Indian freedom fighter (b. 1889)

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1919 Andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • 1935 William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies
  • 1936 Blas Infante, Spanish writer and politician (b. 1885)
  • 1937 Bakr Sidqi, general/dictator of Iraq, dies

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1937 Edith Wharton [-Jones], US Pulitzer prize-winning author (House of Mirth), dies at 75

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton
  • 1939 Jean Bugatti, Italian automobile designer (b. 1909)
  • 1942 Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60
  • 1949 Karl Weigl, composer, dies at 68
  • 1951 Ebbe Hamerik, composer, dies at 52
  • 1952 Riccardo Martin, composer, dies at 77
  • 1953 Ludwig Strauss, German/Israeli writer (Heimliche Gegenwart), dies
  • 1954 Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (b. 1886)

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1956 Jackson Pollock, abstract artist, dies in auto accident (East Hampton)

  • 1961 Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian writer actor and director (b. 1910)
  • 1965 Bill Woodfull, cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1968 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian biblical scholar, dies
  • 1972 Max Theiler, South African and American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), dies at 73
  • 1973 Peggy Castle, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), dies of cirrhosis at 46
  • 1974 Jack Hill, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1953-55, 8 wickets), dies
  • 1974 Vicente Emilio Sojo, composer, dies at 86
  • 1975 Anthony C McAuliffe, US gen/commandant 101st div (Nuts!), dies at 77
  • 1975 Howard Wendell, actor (Black Dakotas), dies at 81
  • 1980 Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1910)
  • 1982 Tom Drake, actor (Green Years, Warkill), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • 1984 Alfred A Knopf, US publisher, dies at 91
  • 1984 Percy Mayfield, US singer (Hit the Road Jack), dies at 63
  • 1984 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (b. 1916)

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1986 Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (1963 Wimbledon), dies of a brain tumour at 45

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • 1987 Clara Peller, commercial spokesperson (Wendy's), dies at 86
  • 1988 Anne Ramsey, actress (Throw Mama From Train), dies of cancer at 59
  • 1988 Jean-Pierre Ponnele, opera director (Carmina Burana), dies at 56
  • 1988 Pauline Lafont, daughter of Bernadette, dies in hiking accident at 25
  • 1989 John Meillon, actor (Wild Duck, Crocodile Dundee), dies
  • 1991 Jef Contryn, Flemish pioneer puppet theatre, dies at 89
  • 1991 J. D. McDuffie, American NASCAR driver (b. 1939)
  • 1994 Dorothy Lousie Grenfell Williams, broadcaster, dies at 60
  • 1994 Gordon Cullen, architect, dies at 80
  • 1994 Mark "Red" Mitchell, actor (JFK, 8 Seconds, Want to Live), dies at 33

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1994 Peter Cushing, actor (Star Wars, Dr Who), dies of cancer at 81

  • 1995 Douglas John Gorman, businessman, dies at 58
  • 1995 Herbert Whitton John Sumsion, organist/composer, dies at 96
  • 1995 Kenneth Lo, cookery writer/restaurateur, dies at 81
  • 1995 Phil Harris, American actor/singer, dies of heart failure at 91
  • 1995 Wilbur Stark, tV/film producer, dies at 83
  • 1996 Mel Taylor, drummer, dies at 63
  • 1996 Rafael Jeronym Kubelik, conductor, dies at 82
  • 1996 Sigmund Koch, psychologist/philosopher, dies at 79
  • 2000 Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)
  • 2001 Percy Stallard, English racing cyclist (b. 1909)
  • 2002 Galen Rowell, American photographer and mountain climber (b. 1940)
  • 2003 Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1923)

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2003 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach, dies in a car accident at 66

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • 2005 James Booth, English actor (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (b. 1925)
  • 2009 Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics, sister of John F. Kennedy (b. 1921)
  • 2010 Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)
  • 2011 Jani Lane, American heavy metal musician (Warrant) dies of alcohol poisoning aged 47