On This Day for 15th August

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 214


Victory-in-battleVictory in Battle

778 Battle of Roncevaux Pass: Roland, commander of the rearguard of Charlemagne's army is defeated by the Basques

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne
Holy Roman Emperor
Charlemagne
  • 927 The Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto.

BattleBattle of Interest

1040 King Duncan I of Scotland killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth (not murdered in his sleep as per Shakespeare's play). The latter does succeed him as King.

King of Scotland Macbeth
King of Scotland
Macbeth
  • 1185 The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
  • 1248 Construction of Cologne Cathedral begun
  • 1308 Johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece
  • 1457 Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed
  • 1461 The Empire of Trebizond surrenders to the forces of Sultan Mehmet II. This is regarded by some historians as the real end of the Byzantine Empire. Emperor David is exiled and later murdered.
  • 1517 Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.
  • 1519 Panama City founded
  • 1534 Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits
  • 1537 Asunción, Paraguay, is founded.
  • 1540 Arequipa, Peru, is founded.
  • 1548 Mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France
  • 1549 Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier comes ashore at Kagoshima (Traditional Japanese date: July 22, 1549).
  • 1599 Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass - Irish forces led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell successfully ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to relieve Collooney Castle.
  • 1620 Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims
  • 1635 1st recorded US hurricane hit the Plymouth Colony
  • 1653 -16] Dutch ship "Sperwer" stranded at Tsjedzjoe Korea
  • 1658 France/Sweden/Bavarian/Brunswick/Munster/Hessen-Kassel form Confederation of the Rhine
  • 1668 Confederation of the Rhine disbands
  • 1684 Spain & Germany sign cease fire with France
  • 1741 French troops attack the Rhine
  • 1748 United Lutheran Church the American colonies organized
  • 1760 Battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria & Russia
  • 1785 French cardinal De Rohan arrested
  • 1795 Joseph Haydn leaves England forever
  • 1824 Freed American slaves establish Liberia on the West African coast through the American Colonization Society (ACS)
  • 1832 Gregory XVI encyclical On liberalism & religious indifferentism
  • 1843 National black convention meets (Buffalo NY)
  • 1843 Tivoli Park in Copenhagen opens
  • 1848 M Waldo Hanchett patents dental chair
  • 1858 Regular mail to Pacific coast begins
  • 1861 Lincoln directs reinforcements to be sent to MO
  • 1863 Submarine "HL Hunley" arrives in Charleston on railroad cars
  • 1863 The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom (Traditional Japanese date: July 2, 1863).
  • 1864 Off New England coast, CSS Tallahassee captures 6 yankee schooners
  • 1865 Battle of Lone Jack, Missouri
  • 1867 2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England
  • 1869 The Meiji government in Japan establishes six new ministries, including one for Shinto.
  • 1870 Transcontinental Railway actually completed in Colorado
  • 1876 US law removes Indians from Black Hills after gold find
  • 1886 Guy Hecker scores 7 runs in 1 game
  • 1891 San Sebastian Church in Manila, the first all-steel church in Asia, is officially inaugurated and blessed.

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1892 4th & last British government of William Gladstone forms

British Prime Minister William Gladstone
British Prime Minister
William Gladstone
  • 1893 US no longer allowed exclusive rights in Bering Sea
  • 1899 Louisville's Henry Dowling struck out 5 times in a game
  • 1900 Russian troops advance further unto Manchuria
  • 1900 In China, the Empress and some of her family, the court, and retainers flee while foreign troops move through Peking in an attempt to put down the Boxer Rebellion
  • 1901 Arch Rock, danger to Bay shipping, blasted with 30 tons of nitro
  • 1901 Great Britain issues a proclamation calling on the Boers to surrender by 15 September or face banishment and confiscation of their property
  • 1903 New Zealand's All Blacks play their first Rugby Test Match against Australia's Wallabies at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney; New Zealand win 22-3
  • 1905 Phila A's Rube Waddell no-hits St Louis Browns, 2-0 in 5 innings
  • 1906 1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago
  • 1906 Kind Edward VII of Britain visits Emperor Wilhelm in Germany to discuss the escalating rivalry between their nations' naval forces
  • 1911 Procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening
  • 1912 Yankee Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game
  • 1914 13th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in New York (3-2)
  • 1914 Dinant Belgium destroyed by German bombs

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1914 German assault at Dinant: Lt Charles de Gaulle (24), injured

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1914 Japan joins side of allies
  • 1914 Panama Canal opens (under cost)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1914 A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.

  • 1914 The first large public gathering of Boers in South Africa who do not want to support Britain in a war against Germany; British authorities will try to repress this movement, but discontent spreads

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1914 US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan, in a letter to J P Morgan, declares that loans to any of the belligerents go against US neutrality

US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • 1915 Journalist Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, convicted of murder in Georgia
  • 1918 1st full length cartoon (Sinking of Lusitania)
  • 1920 With the strategic help of the French, Polish troops defeat the Russian/Soviets at the Battle of Warsaw (Vistula)
  • 1923 Eamon de Valera arrested in Irish Free State
  • 1923 Mexico & US reaches accord over oil concession of 1917
  • 1925 Norway annexes Spitsbergen
  • 1925 White Sox Dickie Kerr, 1st appearance since winning 2 world series games in 1919
  • 1931 Ernest Lassy completes longest canoe journey without port (6,102 mi)
  • 1931 Roy Wilkins joined NAACP as asst secretary
  • 1931 Spakenburg soccer team forms
  • 1939 First night game at baseball's Comiskey Park, Sox beat Browns 5-2
  • 1939 13 Stukas dive into the ground during a disastrous air-practice at Neuhammer. No survivors.

Film-release-premierFilm Premier

1939 "The Wizard of Oz", premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, starring Judy Garland (Dorothy), Ray Bolger (Scarecrow), Jack Haley (Tin Man), Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion), Frank Morgan (Wizard), Billie Burke (Glinda), and Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch)

  • 1940 1st edition of Jewish Weekly newspaper in Amsterdam (under Nazis)
  • 1940 Heavy dogfights above England: 75 German aircraft damaged
  • 1941 Kovono Lithuanian Jews are herded into Slobodka ghetto
  • 1942 5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel
  • 1943 Allies land on Kiska Aleutians
  • 1944 Allied air raid on train in North Netherlands, 32 killed
  • 1944 German field marshal von Kluge vanishes for one day
  • 1944 Operation Anvil: Allies land on French Mediterranean sea coast
  • 1944 Operation Dragoon: Allied troops land in Provence
  • 1944 US 12 Army corp enters Le Mans through Orleans
  • 1944 US 7th Armour division reaches Chartres
  • 1945 A riot ensued in SF while the city was celebrating the end of WW II
  • 1945 US wartime rationing of gasoline & fuel oil ends
  • 1945 Chandler sells World Series radio rights for $150,000 to Gillette, Ford had been World Series sponsor since 1934, pay $100,000 annually
  • 1945 World War II: Korean Liberation Day.

Film-release-premierVictory over Japan Day

1945 Victory over Japan Day, the Japanese surrender and the end of WWII is announced in Japan (due to time zones 14th Aug in the Americas)

  • 1947 India gains independence from Great Britain, remains a dominion until 1950
  • 1948 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
  • 1948 Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)
  • 1949 WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

1950 Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 255

  • 1171 King Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230)
  • 1195 Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231)
  • 1432 Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)
  • 1575 Bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650)
  • 1613 Gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692)
  • 1619 Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate
  • 1688 Frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740)
  • 1702 Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher
  • 1717 Blind Jack, English roadbuilder (d. 1810)
  • 1725 Ferdinando Bertoni, composer
  • 1727 Johann Georg Holzbogen, composer
  • 1736 Johann Christoph Kellner, composer
  • 1740 Matthias Claudius, German poet (d. 1815)
  • 1741 Thomas Norris, composer

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1769 Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsica, resident of Elba (emperor of France 1804-13, 1814-15), (d. 1821)

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1771 Walter Scott, Scotland, novelist/poet (Lady of Lake)
  • 1776 Gottlieb Schick, German painter (Apollo under the Hirten)
  • 1776 Ignaz Xaver von Seyfried, composer
  • 1782 Henri MG earl the Merode, Belgian revolutionary (Souvenirs)
  • 1785 Thomas De Quincey, England, writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater)
  • 1787 Alexander Aliabiev, composer
  • 1788 Carel SW van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial director
  • 1794 Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (System mycologicum)
  • 1798 Sangolli Rayanna, prominent Indian warrior, born in Karnataka, India
  • 1803 James Douglas, father of British Columbia
  • 1813 Jules Grévy, 2nd President of the French Third Republic (d. 1891)
  • 1822 Wilhelm Rust, composer
  • 1823 Orris Sanford Ferry, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1829 Eduard de Hartog, composer
  • 1839 Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer
  • 1845 Walter Crane, England, painter/illustrator (Beauty & Beast)
  • 1851 [Georgette A] Helena Amelung, Dutch actress (Scapegoat)
  • 1856 J Keir Hardie, 1st Labour representative in British Parliament
  • 1857 Albert Ballin, German shipping tycoon (d. 1918)
  • 1860 Florence Harding [DeWolfe], US 1st lady (1921-23), born in Marion, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • 1860 Roosje Vos, Dutch union organizer
  • 1860 Henrietta Vinton Davis, American elocutionist (d. 1941)
  • 1863 Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (d. 1945)
  • 1865 Johan[nes] B Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga)
  • 1865 Usui Mikao, Japanese founder of Reiki (d. 1926)
  • 1872 Harold Fraser-Simson, composer
  • 1872 Rubin Goldmark, composer
  • 1874 Joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert
  • 1875 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast), born in London, England
  • 1876 Aleksandar Belic, Serb linguist
  • 1878 Pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron/general (White Armies, WW II)
  • 1879 Ethel Barrymore, American classic film & stage actress (Constant Wife, Corn is Green), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1881 Alfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist (d. 1956)
  • 1883 Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor (d. 1962)
  • 1885 Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer
  • 1885 Edna Ferber, American author & playwright (American Beauty, Cimarron) (d. 1968)
  • 1885 Mary Nash, Troy NY, actress (Phila Story, Till the Clouds Roll By)
  • 1886 Bill Whitty, cricketer (Australian left-arm bowler 1909-12)
  • 1888 Albert Spalding, composer
  • 1890 Jacques Ibert, Paris France, composer (Escales)
  • 1890 Elizabeth Bolden, American Supercentenarian (d. 2006)
  • 1890 Elvin M. Jellinek, New York City, American Physiologist and pioneer in the study of alcoholism
  • 1892 Knud Christian Jeppesen, composer
  • 1892 Louis-Victor prince of Broglie, France, physicist (Nobel 1929)
  • 1893 Alexander Vasil'yevich Gauk, composer
  • 1893 Harlow H Curtice, pres of General Motors (1953-8)
  • 1893 Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and computing pioneer (d. 1950)
  • 1896 Catherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist (d. 1985)
  • 1897 Marion Eugene Bauer, composer
  • 1898 Lillian Carter, Pres Carter's (1977-1981) mom
  • 1898 Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Estelle Brody, actress (Safari, Kitty, Plaything), born in NYC, New York
  • 1901 Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama (1940-41, 49-51, 68)
  • 1901 Byron Arnold, composer
  • 1901 Hans Lorbeer, writer
  • 1901 Sulho Ranta, composer
  • 1901 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (d. 1975)
  • 1902 Jan RT Campert, writer (Song the 18 dead)
  • 1904 Bill Baird, Grand Is Nebr, puppeteer (Kukla Fran & Ollie, Muppet Show)
  • 1906 Finn Videro, composer
  • 1907 Paul Vincze, medallist
  • 1909 Raymond O'Malley, teacher
  • 1910 Hugo Winterhalter, composer
  • 1910 Josef Klaus, Chancellor of Austria (1966-70)
  • 1910 Signe Hasso, actress (QB VII, Taxi 13, Black Bird, Crisis)
  • 1912 Julia Child, Pasadena California, chef (French Chef)
  • 1912 Wendy Hiller, England, actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield)
  • 1912 Wijnanda M C "Nan" Aberson, friend of Gerard Reve Sr
  • 1914 Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer
  • 1915 Alma Gardeslan, Surinamese/Dutch folklorist
  • 1915 Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish author/resistance fighter (Mensch op Weg)
  • 1915 Signe Hasso, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Johnny Angel, Double Life)
  • 1916 Aleks Çaçi, Albanian writer
  • 1917 Jack Lynch, Irish politician, fourth Taoiseach (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Oscar Romero, El Salvador Roman catholic priest (d. 1980)
  • 1918 Florian Zabach, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1918 Fay Honey Knopp, activist
  • 1918 Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, composer
  • 1919 Huntz Hall, actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919 Benedict Kiely, Irish author
  • 1922 Lukas Foss, [Fuchs], composer (Prairie), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1923 Rose Marie, actress (Sally Rogers-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in NYC, New York

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1924 Phyllis Schlafly, St Louis, right-winger/Eagle Forum president

Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum President
Phyllis Schlafly
  • 1924 Robert Oxton Bolt, playwright (A Man for All Seasons, Doctor Zhivago)
  • 1925 Billy Pinkney, Sumter NC, rock bassist/vocalist (Drifters)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1958 Singer Buddy Holly weds receptionist Maria Santiago

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1985 Anti-apartheid lawyer Bulelani Ngcuka marries in South Africa
  • 1992 Actress Susan Anton marries actor Jeff Lester
  • 2004 Fashion designer and socialite Nicky Hilton (21) weds businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) at The Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2009 Charmed actress Alyssa Milano (39) weds CAA agent David Bugliari in Bernardsville, New Jersey

HeartWedding of Interest

2009 Actor Joseph Fiennes (39) weds model María Dolores Diéguez in Tuscany, Italy


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 116

  • 69 Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered
  • 423 Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies
  • 778 Roland, Frankish commander
  • 1038 Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies
  • 1040 King Duncan I of Scotland killed in battle at ca. 39 years

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1057 Macbeth, King of Scots, slain by son of King Duncan

King of Scotland Macbeth
King of Scotland
Macbeth
  • 1118 Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies
  • 1196 Conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173)
  • 1274 Robert de Sorbon, French theologian and founder of the Sorbonne (b. 1201)
  • 1369 Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England
  • 1464 Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58
  • 1528 Odet de Foix, Vicomte de Lautrec, French military leader (b. 1485)
  • 1552 Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (b. 1477)
  • 1576 Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies
  • 1600 Johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60
  • 1615 Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies
  • 1619 Miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Kraków, dies
  • 1621 John Barclay, Scottish writer (b. 1582)
  • 1666 Johann A Schall von Bell, German missionary/astronomer, dies
  • 1714 Constantin Brâncoveanu, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1654)
  • 1725 Gerard Noodt, lawyer, dies at 77
  • 1728 Marin Marais, composer, dies at 72
  • 1729 Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), dies at 64
  • 1758 Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (fotometrie), dies at 60
  • 1798 Felice Alessandri, composer, dies at 50
  • 1799 Giuseppe Parini, Italian poet (b. 1729)
  • 1807 Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician, dies at 70
  • 1848 Timothy Olmstead, early American composer, dies at 88
  • 1852 Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium), dies at 92
  • 1853 Giovanni Battista Polledro, composer, dies at 72
  • 1864 Daniel Phineas Woodbury, US engineer/Union general-major, dies
  • 1880 Adelaide Neilson, English Actress (b. 1848)
  • 1901 Karl Weinhold, Germany, sociologist, dies at 77
  • 1907 Joseph Joachim, German violinist/composer, dies at 76
  • 1909 Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian writer and sociologist (b. 1866)
  • 1914 Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Baba yaga), dies at 59 [NS=Aug 28]
  • 1915 Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, Jew convicted of murder, lynched
  • 1917 Thomas J. Higgins, decorated Union Army soldier (b. 1831)
  • 1918 Peter Gast, composer, dies at 64
  • 1925 Konrad Mägi, Estonian artist (b. 1878)
  • 1935 Gerard Brucken Fock, composer, dies at 75
  • 1935 Wiley Post, aviation pioneer, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 36

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1935 Will Rogers, humorist, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 55

Humorist Will Rogers
Humorist
Will Rogers
  • 1936 Grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64
  • 1936 Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer, dies at 76
  • 1945 Korechika Anami, Japanese War Minister (b. 1887)
  • 1951 Artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69
  • 1953 Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (b. 1875)
  • 1956 Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83
  • 1958 William L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65
  • 1959 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (b. 1901)
  • 1962 Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary (b. 1940)
  • 1963 John Powell, composer, dies at 80
  • 1966 Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64
  • 1966 Jan Kiepura, actor (Give Us this Night), dies of heart attack at 64
  • 1966 Seena Owen, actress/writer (Queen Kelly), dies at 71
  • 1967 René Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68
  • 1968 Edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84
  • 1969 Stijn Streuvels, [F Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard), dies at 97
  • 1970 Karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66
  • 1971 Paul Lukas, actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76
  • 1972 Alf Thorbald Hurum, composer, dies at 89
  • 1974 Edmund Cobb, actor (Motorcycle Gang), dies at 82
  • 1974 Mrs Park Chung Hi, wife of South Korean president, murdered
  • 1975 Mujibur Rahiman, Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53
  • 1975 Clay Shaw, alleged John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracist & businessman (b. 1913)
  • 1976 Jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84
  • 1978 Harrison Kerr, composer, dies at 80
  • 1982 Hugo Theorell, Swedish scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1983 Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42
  • 1983 Benjamin V Cohen, US author of New Deal-legislation, dies at 88
  • 1985 Richard Yardumian, US composer (Creator Spirit), dies at 68
  • 1988 Barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82
  • 1988 Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, killed in plane crash
  • 1989 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies
  • 1990 Nina Bara, actress (Missile to the Moon), dies of cancer at 66
  • 1990 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (b. 1962)
  • 1991 Marietta Tree, ambassador (UN Comm of Human Rights), dies at 74
  • 1992 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US author (American Glass Animals), dies
  • 1992 Giorgio Perlasca, Italian anti-fascist (saved 5,200 Jews), dies
  • 1992 Marie Paxton, entertainer, dies after brief illness
  • 1992 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
  • 1992 Osamu Inaba, Japanese min of justice, dies
  • 1993 Robert W Kempner, German officer of justice in Prussia, dies at 93
  • 1994 Shepherd Mead, London England, dies of stroke at 80
  • 1994 Simon R Naoli, Tanzanian marathoner, dies in an accident at 28
  • 1994 Wout Wagtmans, cyclist (Rome-Naples-Rome 1957), dies at 64
  • 1995 Erbie Bowser, pianist, dies at 77
  • 1995 Humphrey Sims Moore, pacifist/journalist, dies at 86
  • 1995 Ismay Thomas, teacher, dies at 74
  • 1996 Agnes Beatrice Read, medical social worker, dies at 86
  • 1996 Ernest Leslie Bouts, motor-racing driver, dies at 93
  • 1996 Masao Maruyama, social scientist, dies at 82
  • 1999 Sir Hugh Casson, British architect and artist (b. 1910)
  • 2001 Richard Chelimo, Kenyan athlete (b. 1972)
  • 2003 Gösta Sundqvist, Finnish songwriter and singer (heart attack) (b. 1957)
  • 2004 Semiha Berksoy, first Turkish opera singer (b. 1910)
  • 2004 Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician (b. 1941)
  • 2004 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1916)
  • 2006 Te Atairangi Kaahu, Māori queen (b. 1931)