On This Day for 12th August

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 197

  • 1866 The Peace of Prague signed, ending the Austro-Prussian War
  • 3 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem
  • 1071 Alp Arslan beat Byzantines, emperor Romanos IV Diogenes
  • 1099 Battle at Ascalon: Godfried of Broth leading the Crusaders beats Egyptians Fatimid army
  • 1121 Battle of Didgori: the Georgian army under King David the Builder wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi.
  • 1164 Battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch.
  • 1323 Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time.
  • 1332 Battle of Dupplin Moor; Scottish dynastic battle

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1336 English King Edward III ends wool export to Flanders

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III
  • 1480 Battle of Otranto - Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam.

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1492 Christopher Columbus arrives in the Canary Islands on his first voyage to the New World

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1499 First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
  • 1530 Florence surrenders for emperor Karel I
  • 1549 French troops occupy Ambleteuse England
  • 1553 Pope Julius III orders confiscation & burning of Jewish Talmud
  • 1588 Commander of the English fleet Lord Howard of Effingham calls off chase of the Spanish Armada off coast of Scotland
  • 1588 Medemblik surrenders to Spanish army
  • 1658 1st American police force forms (New Amsterdam)
  • 1665 English fleet beat Dutch fleet
  • 1676 1st war between American colonists & Indians ends in New England
  • 1687 Charles of Lotharingen defeats Turkish leaders
  • 1687 Battle of Mohacs: Ottoman invaders of Hungary routed by forces of Holy Roman Emperor under Charles of Lorraine
  • 1759 Battle of Kunersdorf - Russian-Austrian army overpowers Prussians
  • 1793 The Rhône départment is created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire was split into two: Rhône and Loire (Lêre).
  • 1812 Duke of Wellington's troops enter Madrid
  • 1831 Dutch troops conquer Leuven
  • 1831 Netherlands & Belgium sign peace treaty
  • 1833 Chicago is founded.
  • 1851 1st America's Cup - US schooner America beats British yacht Aurora after race around the Isle of Wight
  • 1851 Isaac Singer patents sewing machine
  • 1856 Anthony Fass patents accordion
  • 1861 Skirmish at Texas - rebels are attacked by Apache Indians
  • 1862 Gen John Hunt Morgan & his raiders capture Gallatin, TX
  • 1863 1st cargo of lumber leaves Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, BC)
  • 1865 Joseph Lister performs 1st antiseptic surgery
  • 1867 US President A Johnson defies Congress suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton

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1869 Self-proclaimed Emperor, Emperor Norton of the USA issues edit abolishing the Democratic and Republican parties

Emperor of the USA Emperor Norton
Emperor of the USA
Emperor Norton
  • 1876 Madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup

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1877 Thomas Edison invents Edisonphone, a sound recording device

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1879 1st National Archery Association tournament (Chicago)
  • 1883 The last quagga (zebra subspecies) dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
  • 1884 Bill Murdoch scores 1st Test Cricket double-century, 211 at The Oval
  • 1886 W G Grace made his highest Test Cricket score, v Aust, The Oval
  • 1888 Bertha, wife of inventor Karl Benz, makes 1st motor tour
  • 1896 Willem II soccer team forms in Tilburg
  • 1898 Hawaii formally annexed to US
  • 1898 Peace protocol ends Spanish-American War, signed
  • 1901 Boer general Kritzinger driven out of Cape colony
  • 1903 The Japanese Minister to Russia presents a note to the Russian Government protesting against its failure to evacuate Manchuria
  • 1905 King Leopold II opens Central Station Antwerp

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1908 Henry Ford's company builds the first Model T car

  • 1914 France and Great Britian declare war on Austria-Hungary
  • 1914 Cavalry battle at Halen, Belgium ("Battle of the Silver Helmets")
  • 1914 German 16.5"/12" guns fires on forts round Liege
  • 1914 Great Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary
  • 1914 Russian troops take East-Prussia & occupy Marggrabowa
  • 1915 "Of Human Bondage" by William Somerset Maugham, published

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1916 Picasso, Max Jacob, Kisling, Ortiz & Paquerette photographed in Paris

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 1918 WW I: Allies defeat Germans at the Battle of Amiens - the last great battle on the Western Front
  • 1920 Battle of Warsaw (Vistula) between Poland and Russia begins
  • 1922 Dedication of Frederick Douglas' home in Wash DC as national shrine
  • 1923 Dutch AR-leader Coair replaces De Geer as minister of finances
  • 1923 Enrico Tiraboschi is 1st to swim English Channel westward
  • 1925 KMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions
  • 1925 The first cast of Alpha Psi Omega, drawn from The Masquers of Fairmont College, West Virginia, is initiated.

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1927 "Wings", the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens starring Clara Bow (Outstanding Picture 1929)

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow
  • 1928 9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam
  • 1931 Yangtzee River floods after heavy rain crumbles dikes in China
  • 1933 Cuban dictator Machado y Morales flees after military coup

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1935 Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1935 49th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah Palfrey Cooke (6-2, 6-4)
  • 1936 120°F (49°C), Seymour, Texas (state record)
  • 1936 Demo baseball game at 1936 Olympics in Berlin, world beats US, 6-5
  • 1936 Diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d)
  • 1940 Luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircraft
  • 1940 Netherlands starts rationing textiles
  • 1941 French Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany

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1942 British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1942 German 1st tank leader captures Elista, Kalmukkensteppe
  • 1942 Lt General Bernard Montgomery arrives in Cairo
  • 1943 Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.
  • 1944 Churchill & Tito meet in Naples
  • 1944 Pipeline under ocean (Pluto) begins operating
  • 1944 Waffen SS troops massacre 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema.
  • 1948 Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
  • 1948 Court of justice sentences General Friedrich Christiansen, commander of the German Wehrmacht in the Netherlands, to 12 years imprisonment
  • 1949 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780)
  • 1950 NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 20-6 in Ottawa
  • 1950 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Humani generis
  • 1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • 1952 Hussain ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan
  • 1953 Ann Davison arrives in Miami in her 23 foot boat Felicity Ann, becoming the 1st woman to sail solo across the Atlantic
  • 1953 Heavy earthquake strikes the Ionian islands, 435 killed
  • 1953 Soviet Union conducts secret test of its 1st hydrogen bomb
  • 1954 Senator Eddie Yost draws his 100th walk for 5th year in a row
  • 1955 22nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 30, Cleveland 27 (75,000)

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1955 President Eisenhower raises minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1955 WPBT TV channel 2 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KOTI TV channel 2 in Klamath Falls, OR (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA World Golf Championship

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 252

  • 1503 Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)
  • 1566 Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands
  • 1592 Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)
  • 1604 Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)
  • 1620 Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer
  • 1626 Giovanni Legrenzi, composer
  • 1629 Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)
  • 1644 Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer
  • 1644 Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, composer
  • 1647 Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (d. 1719)
  • 1686 John Balguy, English philosopher (d. 1748)
  • 1696 Maurice Greene, composer
  • 1720 Martin Gerbert, [von Hornau], prince-abbot/music historian
  • 1720 Konrad Ekhof, German actor (d. 1778)
  • 1744 Rowland Hill, preacher
  • 1751 Johann Baptist Lasser, composer
  • 1753 Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)
  • 1757 ALF, alien life form (ALF)
  • 1762 King George IV of the United Kingdom (1820-30)
  • 1774 Robert Southey, English poet laureate/biographer of Nelson
  • 1778 Francis Horner, politician
  • 1781 Robert Mills, US, architect (Washington Monument)
  • 1819 Daniel Davidson Bidwell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • 1820 Oliver Mowat, a founder of the Canadian Confederation
  • 1825 Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, composer
  • 1829 John Horace Forney, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • 1832 Hely Hutchinson Almond, politician/doctor
  • 1833 William Price Sanders, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • 1838 Joseph Barnby, conductor/academic principal
  • 1848 Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)
  • 1849 Abbott Handerson Thayer, painter/naturalist
  • 1853 Jean Louis Nicode, composer
  • 1854 Alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith
  • 1854 Johannes P Kelly, Dutch [Kellij], actor/operetta writer
  • 1856 "Diamond Jim" Brady, American financier (d. 1917)
  • 1859 Katharine Lee Bates, US, author (America the Beautiful)
  • 1866 Jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922)
  • 1867 Edith Hamilton, US, writer (Mythology)
  • 1868 Frederick JNT lord Chelmsford, viceroy of British-India (1916-21)
  • 1872 Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1956)
  • 1875 Ettore Panizza, composer
  • 1875 Mezio Agostini, composer
  • 1876 Mary Roberts Rinehart, mystery writer (Miss Pinkerton)
  • 1880 Christy Mathewson, HOF baseball pitcher (Won 37 in 1908)
  • 1880 Marguerite "John" Radclyffe-Hall, author
  • 1881 Vaclav Vackar, composer

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1881 Cecil B. DeMille, American filmmaker (The Ten Commandments), born in Ashfield, Massachusetts (d. 1959)

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • 1883 Jan Schouten, Dutch co-founder (Daily Trouw)/chairman (ARP)
  • 1883 Pauline Frederick, American actress (d. 1938)
  • 1884 Frank Arthur Swinnerton, English novelist (Summer Storm, Sanctuary)
  • 1885 Alexander Albrecht, composer
  • 1885 Jean Cabannes, French physicist (d. 1959)
  • 1885 Marion Lorne, American actress (d. 1968)
  • 1886 Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist and newspaper owner (d. 1952)

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1887 Erwin Schrodinger, physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1961)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Erwin Schrödinger
  • 1888 Marion Lorne, Phila, actress (Strangers on a Train, Girl Rush)
  • 1888 Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder (AVRO)
  • 1889 Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (d. 1981)
  • 1890 Al Goodman, Nikopol Russia, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour)
  • 1893 Howard Smith, Attleboro Mass, actor (Harvey Griffin-Hazel)
  • 1897 Manuel Blancafort, composer
  • 1897 Otto (von) Struve, German/US dir (Yerkes/MacDonald observatory)
  • 1897 Ramon Gonzalez Barron, composer
  • 1898 Oscar Homolka, actor (I Remember Mama), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1899 Alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)
  • 1899 Ben Sealey, West Indian cricketer (d. 1963)
  • 1900 Jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta, composer
  • 1903 Frances Clode, CEO (WRVS)
  • 1904 Aleksei N Romanov, son of Tsar Nicholas II [OS=July 30]
  • 1904 Frank Ervin, harness racer (Hambletonian 1959, 66)
  • 1904 Kay Campbell, [Catherine Hibben], actress (All My Children)
  • 1905 Joan [Jacobus J] Remmelts, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Twee Vorstinnen)
  • 1906 Harry Hopman, Australian-born tennis player and coach (d. 1985)
  • 1906 Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
  • 1907 James Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop
  • 1907 Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (d. 1988)
  • 1908 Lord Renton, QC/British government minister
  • 1909 Maurice Heath, air marshal
  • 1909 Richard Bare, American director
  • 1910 Baroness Phillips, pres/general secretary (Natl Association of Women)
  • 1910 Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Romeo & Juliet)

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1910 Jane Wyatt, Mahwah, New Jersey, American actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), (d. 2006)

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • 1910 Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore (d. 1970)
  • 1911 Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexico, actor (Around World in 80 Days)
  • 1912 Samuel Fuller, Worchester Mass, actor (Return to Salem's Lot)
  • 1913 Kurt Kaszner, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1914 [Hendrik] Jan Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist (Parool)
  • 1914 Gerd Buchdahl, German philosopher (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (d. 1981)
  • 1915 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFL center (Lions, Eagles)
  • 1915 Michael Kidd, American choreographer (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Douglas Gunsekera, banker

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1918 Guy Gibson, British aviator, awarded Victoria Cross (d. 1944)

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson
  • 1918 Sid Bernstein, New York, NY, music producer/promoter (Beatles, Rolling Stones), (d. 2013)
  • 1919 Michael Kidd, [Milton Greenwald] choreographer (7 Brides for 7 Bros)
  • 1919 Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright
  • 1919 Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
  • 1920 Percy Mayfield, US singer (Please Send Me Someone to Love)
  • 1920 Peter West, British sports commentator
  • 1921 Marjorie Reynolds, [Goodspeed], Buhl Id, actress (Peggy-Life of Riley)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1806 Frontiersman Davy Crockett (20) weds Polly Finley in Tennessee

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett

HeartWedding of Interest

1940 PGA golfer Sam Snead (28) weds high school sweetheart Audrey Karnes

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1941 "I Love Lucy" actress Vivan Vance (32) weds actor Philip Ober (39)

HeartWedding of Interest

1949 Multi-Tony award-winning actress Angela Lansbury (23) weds actor and producer Peter Shaw (31) at St. Columba's Presbyterian Church of Scotland in London, England

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Rand

HeartWedding of Interest

1988 Country singer John Denver (44) weds actress Cassandra Delaney

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 2000 "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Will Ferrell (33) weds Swedish actress Viveca Paulin (31)
  • 2006 "Syfy" actor Sam Huntington (24) weds actress Rachel Klein in Hancock, New Hampshire
  • 2006 Phil McGraw's son and "Renovate My Family" host Jay McGraw (27) weds former Playboy playmate Erica Dahm (28) in Beverly Hills, California
  • 2011 Actress and model Brooke Burke (40) weds singer/actor David Charvet (39) in St. Barthelemy, Guadeloupe

Famous Divorces

  • 2011 Rock singer John Mellencamp (59) divorces model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp (41) after 18 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

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30 BC Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide allegedly by inducing an asp (Egyptian cobra) to bite her

Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt Cleopatra
Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt
Cleopatra
  • 875 Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50
  • 1158 Anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies
  • 1350 Philip VI, king of France, dies
  • 1424 Yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360)
  • 1484 Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies
  • 1484 George of Trebizond, Greek philosopher (b. 1395)
  • 1546 Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies
  • 1577 Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513)
  • 1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 45
  • 1612 Giovanni Gabrieli, Italian composer (Madrigali), dies at about 60
  • 1633 Jacopo Peri, Itallian opera composer, dies at 71
  • 1638 Johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81
  • 1648 Ibrahim I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1615)
  • 1654 Cornelis Haga, ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39), dies at 76
  • 1660 Gilbertus van Zinnik, Flemish architect, dies at about 33
  • 1674 Philippe de Champaigne, painter, dies
  • 1675 Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Neth baron of Sucha/army leader, dies at 73
  • 1676 King Philip, [Metacomet], leader Wampanoag-indians, shot to death
  • 1689 Innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Pope (1676-89), dies at 78
  • 1715 Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies
  • 1728 Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 61
  • 1750 Rachel Ruysch, royal painter of soverign Johan von de Pfalz, dies
  • 1778 Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, British general and politician (b. 1714)
  • 1797 Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, composer, dies at 73
  • 1809 Mikhail Kamensky, Russian field marshal (b. 1738)
  • 1810 Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist (b. 1725)
  • 1811 John FE Acton, cruel premier of Naples, dies at 77
  • 1812 Jean Joseph Rodolphe, composer, dies at 81
  • 1822 Robert Stewart, 2nd marguess of Londonderry, commits suicide, dies

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1827 William Blake, English poet/painter, dies at 69

Poet/Artist William Blake
Poet/Artist
William Blake
  • 1830 Franz de Paula Roser, composer, dies at 50
  • 1848 George Stephenson, locomotive engineer, dies
  • 1849 Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, Min of Finance (1801-14), dies at 88
  • 1857 William Daniel Conybeare, geologist, dies
  • 1861 Eliphalet Remington, American inventor, designer of the Remington rifle (b. 1793)
  • 1864 Sakuma Shōzan, Japanese reformer (b. 1811)
  • 1865 William Jackson Hooker, botanist, dies
  • 1877 James Drummond, historical painter, dies
  • 1883 Last Quagga, (zebra with less slashes), dies in Amsterdam zoo
  • 1885 Georg Curtius, German classical/linguist/philologist, dies at 65
  • 1891 James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat, dies
  • 1896 Thomas Chamberlain, officer of the 20th Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • 1900 James E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42
  • 1900 Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian chess player (b. 1836)
  • 1901 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer (b. 1832)
  • 1911 Jozef Israels, painter, dies
  • 1911 Petrus H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformist vicar (Levenslicht), dies at 79

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1914 John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74

  • 1918 Anna Held, Polish-born actress and singer (b. 1872)
  • 1922 Arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist/president (Sinn Fein), dies
  • 1928 Leoš Janáček, Czech composer (b. 1854)
  • 1934 Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam), dies at 78
  • 1935 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (b. 1851)
  • 1938 Ludwig Borchardt, German egyptologist, dies at 74
  • 1941 Bobby Peel, cricketer (took 102 wickets for England), dies
  • 1943 Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76
  • 1944 Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., brother of President John F. Kennedy (b. 1915)
  • 1948 Harry Brearley, English inventor (b. 1871)
  • 1952 David Bergelson, Yiddish language writer (b. 1884)

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1955 Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann
  • 1955 James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)
  • 1959 Mike O'Neill, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1877)
  • 1964 Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56
  • 1968 Pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81
  • 1968 Esther Forbes, American novelist (b. 1891)
  • 1969 Dick Ryan, actor (For Heaven's Sake), dies after long illness at 72
  • 1973 John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies
  • 1973 Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)

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1973 Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 74

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • 1976 Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies
  • 1982 Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer, dies at 80
  • 1982 Henry Fonda, actor (On Golden Pond), dies of heart disease at 77
  • 1982 Joe Tex, rocker, dies at 49
  • 1982 Salvador Sanchez, Mexican boxer (b. 1959)
  • 1982 Varlam Shalamov, Russian writer (b. 1907)
  • 1983 Henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies
  • 1985 Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86
  • 1985 Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (b. 1951)
  • 1988 Jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies

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1989 William Shockley, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
  • 1989 Samuel Okwaraji, Nigerian footballer (b. 1964)
  • 1990 Dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87
  • 1990 Sara Seegar, [Stone], actor (Mystery of Room 13), dies at 76
  • 1990 B. Kliban, American cartoonist (b. 1935)
  • 1991 Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies
  • 1991 William Gordon, screenwriter (Back to Bataan), dies
  • 1992 Beverley Brooks [Pamela Harmsworth], English socialite and actress, dies of a stroke at 63
  • 1992 John Cage, avante-garde composer, dies of a stroke at 79
  • 1992 Lady Rothermere, [Bubbles], wife of British newspaper magnate, dies
  • 1992 Queen Mother of Oman, dies
  • 1993 Jerome Thor, actor (Riot in Juvenile Prison), dies of cardiac at 69
  • 1994 Gene Cherico, bassist, dies at 59
  • 1994 Manfred Salzgeber, German film distributor/publicist, dies at about 51
  • 1995 Frank Cvitanovich, filmmaker, dies at 68
  • 1996 Anthony Derrick Parsons, diplomat, dies at 73
  • 1996 Victor Ambartsumian, astrophysicist, dies at 87
  • 1997 Luther Allison, blues performer (Motown), dies of cancer at 57
  • 1999 Jean Drapeau, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1916)
  • 2000 Loretta Young, American actress (b. 1913)