On This Day for 24th August

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 191

  • 49 BC Julius Caesar's general Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Publius Attius Varus and King Juba of Numidia. Curio commits suicide to avoid capture.
  • 79 Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die
  • 410 Rome overrun by Visigoths under Alaric I for the first time in nearly 800 years, seen as the fall of the Western Roman Empire

AgreementMagna Carta

1215 Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid

  • 1217 Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France
  • 1349 6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz
  • 1349 Jews of Cologne Germany set themselves on fire to avoid baptism
  • 1391 Jews of Palma Majorca massacred
  • 1456 The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
  • 1511 Alfonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca.
  • 1516 Battle of Battle of Marj Dabiq: the Ottoman forces decisively beat the Mamluk Sultanate
  • 1542 Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain
  • 1572 St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of Protestants by Roman Catholics begins in Paris and later spreads to the French provinces
  • 1608 1st English convoy lands at Surat, India
  • 1654 Louis II Condé disbands ends of Atrecht
  • 1658 Battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish
  • 1662 Act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer

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1682 Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
  • 1690 Job Charnock founds Calcutta India
  • 1704 Battle of Málaga: largest naval battle in the War of the Spanish Succession; Tactically indecisive but a Grand Alliance strategic victory
  • 1751 Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch

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1787 Wolfgang A Mozart completes his viola sonata in A, K526

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1814 British forces capture Washington, D.C. and destroy many landmarks (War of 1812)
  • 1816 The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1820 Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal; see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century.
  • 1826 Netherland's South Willems Port (Bosch-Liege) opens
  • 1828 Dutch army takes Fort Du Bus in New Guinea

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1831 John Henslow asks Charles Darwin to travel with him on HMS Beagle

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1833 HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina

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1847 Charlotte Brontë finishes manuscript of "Jane Eyre"

  • 1853 1st potato chips prepared by chef George Crum (Saratoga Springs, NY)
  • 1854 National emigration convention meets in Cleveland
  • 1857 The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in U.S. history.
  • 1858 Richmond "Daily Dispatch" reports 90 blacks arrested for learning
  • 1869 Cornelius Swarthout patents waffle iron
  • 1870 The Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.
  • 1876 Riot abolishes fairs in Amsterdam, 2 killed
  • 1883 3rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats James Dwight (6-2, 6-0, 9-7)

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1891 Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1893 Tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die
  • 1904 Battle of Liao-Yang-200,000 Japanese against 150,000 Russian, Japanese tactical victory
  • 1905 Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
  • 1906 Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
  • 1907 3rd Australasian Championships: Horace Rice beats Harry Parker (6-3, 6-4, 6-4)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1908 NY Giants scores shown on electric diamonds known as "Compton's Baseball Bulletin" at Madison Square Garden
  • 1909 Workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal
  • 1911 Manuel d'Arriaga elected first president of Portugal

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1912 NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US Olympians

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1912 District of Alaska becomes an organized incorporated territory of the United States
  • 1912 US passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition government
  • 1914 Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops
  • 1914 German troops occupy Namur, Belgium
  • 1914 Jerome Kern & Michael E Rourles musical premieres in NYC
  • 1918 Chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
  • 1918 Sect Baker grants extended exemption to World Series players
  • 1919 Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning
  • 1920 With British approval, Greece is encouraged to take offensive action against Turkish nationalists in Asia Minor
  • 1921 Battle of Sakaray Valley begins between Turkey & Greece
  • 1921 British airship R-38 crashes in River Humber, 44 die
  • 1922 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)

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1923 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

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1925 39th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Kathleen McKane Godfree (3-6, 6-0, 6-2)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 1929 Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem
  • 1929 Turkey & Persia signs friendship treaty
  • 1929 43rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe Holcroft Watson (6-4, 6-2)
  • 1931 France & USSR sign neutrality/no attack treaty

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1932 1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
Aviation Pioneer
Amelia Earhart
  • 1936 Australian Antarctic Territory created

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1936 FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists & communists

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1937 Republican offensive near Belchite, Spain
  • 1937 In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
  • 1938 England beat Australia by an innings & 579 runs at The Oval
  • 1938 Virgil Trucks strikes out his 418th batter, highest season total in organized ball-for Andalusia in an Alabama-Florida League game
  • 1939 Germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact
  • 1940 Luftwaffe bombs London

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1940 Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1942 Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands between United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy
  • 1942 Transport nr 23 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1943 Phila A's drop AL record tying 20th game in a row, win the 2nd game
  • 1944 General LeClerc's troops open assault on Paris
  • 1945 Cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy & strike out 12
  • 1949 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect
  • 1950 Edith Sampson named 1st African American US delegate to UN
  • 1950 Operation Magic Carpet concludes transporting 45,000 Yemenite Jews
  • 1951 Bill Veeck's "Fans Managers' Night", Browns defeat A's 5-3; Browns coaches hold up placards for fans to vote on

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1954 US President Eisenhower signs Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party, at height of McCarthyism

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1954 International Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China
  • 1954 William Heatherton's "Reluctant Debutante" premieres in London
  • 1956 1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC
  • 1957 British soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea
  • 1958 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • 1958 Sergei Popov wins Stockholm marathon (2:15:17.0) (WR)
  • 1958 19th Venice Film Festival: "Rickshaw Man" directed by Hiroshi Inagaki wins Golden Lion
  • 1959 England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India
  • 1959 Hiram L Fong sworn in as 1st Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as 1st Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii)
  • 1960 -127°F (-88°C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
  • 1960 60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil
  • 1960 21st Venice Film Festival: "Tomorrow Is My Turn" directed by Andre Cayatte wins Golden Lion
  • 1961 Windward Islands' Airways International (Winair) forms

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 232

  • 1113 Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, France, conquered Normandy (d. 1151)
  • 1198 King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)
  • 1210 Floris IV, Count of Holland
  • 1358 King John I of Castile (d. 1390)
  • 1393 Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)
  • 1420 Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt)
  • 1531 Ercole Bottrigari, composer
  • 1552 Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (d. 1614)
  • 1579 John Amner, composer
  • 1580 John Taylor, English poet (d. 1654)
  • 1591 Robert Herrick, English poet ('Gather ye rosebuds while ye may') (baptized), born in London (d. 1674)
  • 1635 Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman (d. 1699)
  • 1683 Meinrad Spiess, composer
  • 1694 Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king [or 8/25]
  • 1707 Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, English Evangelical Revivalist (d. 1791)
  • 1712 Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer
  • 1725 Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer
  • 1733 David Traugott Nicolai, composer
  • 1750 Letizia Ramolino, mother of Napoleon Bonaparte (d. 1836)
  • 1758 Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1794)

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1759 William Wilberforce, Kingston upon Hull, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade

Abolitionist William Wilberforce
Abolitionist
William Wilberforce
  • 1772 William I Frederick, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and King of the Netherlands (1814-40)
  • 1787 James Weddell, Ostend England, Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea)
  • 1808 Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1808 Thomas Fenwick Drayton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • 1816 Daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables
  • 1817 Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian poet, writer and playwright (d. 1875)
  • 1820 Jacopo Tomadini, composer
  • 1821 Emmanuele Muzio, composer
  • 1827 Walter Husted Stevens, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1867)
  • 1828 George Hume "Maryland" Steuart, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1837 Theodore Dubois, composer
  • 1839 Eduard Napravnik, composer
  • 1842 Edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market)
  • 1845 James C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
  • 1851 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (d. 1924)
  • 1852 Deacon White, American baseball player (d. 1919)
  • 1854 Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
  • 1856 Felix Mottl, composer
  • 1863 Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (d. 1918)
  • 1865 Ferdinand I VAM, king of Romania
  • 1872 Max Beerbohm, England, caricaturist/writer/wit (Saturday Review)
  • 1879 Rentaro Taki, composer
  • 1880 Miles W L Killearn of Killearn, Scotish baron/diplomat
  • 1886 William Francis Gibbs, naval architect, designed Liberty ships
  • 1887 Harry Hooper, American baseball player (d. 1974)
  • 1889 Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet
  • 1890 Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24)
  • 1890 Franz Philipp, composer
  • 1890 Jean Rhys, British writer (d. 1979)
  • 1891 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer
  • 1891 Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Kniertje in On hope)
  • 1894 Jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark)
  • 1895 Richard Cardinal Cushing, archbishop of Boston (d. 1970)
  • 1896 Phil Baker, Phila, comedian (Who's Whose)
  • 1897 Fred Rose, American songwriter and publishing executive (d. 1954)
  • 1898 Albert Claude, Belgium, biologist/physician (Nobel 1974)
  • 1898 Malcolm Cowley, Belsano Penn, author (Flowering of New England)
  • 1898 Marie J Hugenholtz, [Doctor Grandi], surgeon on Curacao
  • 1899 Johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons)

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1899 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina, writer of fiction, essays (Labyrinths)

  • 1899 Ruth Schaumann, German painter/writer (Rose, Black King)
  • 1900 Preston Foster, Ocean City NJ, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger)
  • 1902 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civililization & Capitalism)

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1902 Carlo Gambino, Palermo Sicily, Italian-born American mafioso (Gambino family)

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Gangster
Carlo Gambino
  • 1903 Karl Hanke, Nazi official (d. 1945)
  • 1904 Rod Redwing, NY, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory)
  • 1905 Donald Douglas, Scotland, actor (I Love You Again)
  • 1905 Arthur Crudup, American singer and guitarist (d. 1974)
  • 1905 Siaka Stevens, President of Sierra Leone (d. 1988)
  • 1909 Ronnie Grieveson, South African cricket keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939)
  • 1910 Bernhard Heiden, composer
  • 1911 Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister
  • 1912 Durward Kirby, TV announcer (Garry Moore Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1913 Dorothy Comingore, [Linda Winters], actress (Citizen Kane), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1915 Alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful)
  • 1915 Wynonie Harris, rhythm & blues singer, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1915 James Tiptree, Jr., American writer (d. 1987)
  • 1915 Ronald Ibbs, Irish actor (No Hiding Place, The Saint) (d. 1990)
  • 1916 Anita V Figueredo, physician/humanitarian
  • 1916 Peter Crichton Kirkpatrick, oarsman
  • 1916 Léo Ferré, French composer and singer (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Hal Smith, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Dennis James, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1918 Ray McIntire, chemical engineer
  • 1918 Sikander Bakht, Governor of Kerala (d. 2004)
  • 1919 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss/Dutch songwriter/singer
  • 1919 Nils Viggo Bentzon, composer
  • 1919 Enrique Llanes, Mexican professional wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Sam Tingle, Zimbabwean racing driver
  • 1922 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec (d. 1987)
  • 1922 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist
  • 1923 Helena Carter, [Helen Rickerts], US model/actress (River Lady)
  • 1923 Arthur Jensen, American psychologist, (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Louis Teicher, pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus)
  • 1926 Nancy Spero, Cleveland USA, American feminist artist
  • 1927 Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist
  • 1927 William V Shannon, journalist/ambassador to Ireland (1977-81)
  • 1927 David Ireland, Australian author
  • 1927 Harry Markowitz, American economist, Nobel laureate

Famous Weddings

  • 1561 Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon

HeartWedding of Interest

1899 Businessman James Cash Penney (24) weds Bertha Alva Hess

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney

HeartWedding of Interest

1970 Actor Peter Sellers (44) weds model Miranda Quarry

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers

HeartWedding of Interest

1987 Actor Patrick Dempsey (21) weds manager Rocky Parker (47)

  • 1996 Actress-model Vendela (30) weds Norwegian politician Olaf Thommessen (30) in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2002 Journalist Bryant Gumbel weds model Hilary Quinlan at Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida

Famous Divorces

  • 1976 Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (59) divorces her sixth husband, toy inventor Jack Ryan (49) after 1 year of marriage
  • 2009 American actor Eddie Cibrian (36) divorces TV personality Brandi Glanville (35) due to irreconcilable differences

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 108

  • 1103 Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies
  • 1217 Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle
  • 1313 Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies
  • 1371 Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated
  • 1540 Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)
  • 1542 Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)
  • 1572 Gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral and Huguenot leader, beheaded
  • 1572 Death of thousands of French Protestants by Roman Catholics in the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, beginning in Paris
  • 1572 Pierre de la Ramée, French humanist (b. 1515)
  • 1572 Charles de Téligny, French Huguenot soldier (bc. 1535)
  • 1595 Thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies
  • 1647 Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61
  • 1664 Maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610)
  • 1666 Francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57
  • 1679 Jean François Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz, French churchman and agitator (b. 1614)
  • 1680 Ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter/etcher, buried
  • 1680 Thomas Blood, Irish-born thief of the British crown jewels (b. 1618)
  • 1683 John Owen, English non-conformist theologian (b. 1616)
  • 1712 Thomas Bullis, Jr. English composer, dies at 54
  • 1724 Andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75
  • 1759 Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44
  • 1770 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies
  • 1779 Saint Cosmas of Aetolia, Greek Orthodox martyr (b. 1714)
  • 1798 Thomas Alcock, English clergyman (b. 1709)
  • 1801 Jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68
  • 1832 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (b. 1796)
  • 1833 Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist, dies at 65
  • 1840 Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89
  • 1841 Karl Friedrich Curschmann, composer, dies at 36
  • 1841 Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)
  • 1888 Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies
  • 1889 Jan E Matzeliger, Suriname inventor (shoe lacing machine), dies
  • 1895 John F Loudon, entrepreneur/colonial director, dies at 74
  • 1906 Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies
  • 1907 Pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58
  • 1921 Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (b. 1886)
  • 1923 Kate Douglas Wiggin, author (US kindergarten movement), dies at 66
  • 1939 W H Moule, cricketer (Australia v England 1880)/High Court judge, dies
  • 1940 Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80
  • 1943 Ernst Ottwalt, writer, dies
  • 1943 Simone Weil, French philosopher and social activist (b. 1909)
  • 1950 Ernst Wiechert, writer, dies at 63

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1954 Getulio D Vargas, President and dictator of Brazil: 1930-45, 51-54, suicide at 71

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • 1956 Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director (b. 1898)
  • 1957 Albert Edward Sammons, composer, dies at 71
  • 1958 John G Strijdom, premier of South Africa (1954-58), dies at 65
  • 1958 Kenneth Leighton, composer, dies at 28
  • 1958 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, dies at 87
  • 1958 Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (b. 1876)
  • 1962 Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74
  • 1964 Maurice Schoemaker, composer, dies at 73
  • 1967 Amanda Randolph, actress (Danny Thomas, Amos n Andy), dies at 65

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1967 Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist (Boulder Dam, Liberty ship), dies at 85

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser
  • 1968 Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies
  • 1972 Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
  • 1973 Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76
  • 1973 Slava Vorlova, composer, dies at 79
  • 1974 Alexander de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer (b. 1894)
  • 1975 Charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69
  • 1976 Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
  • 1977 Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)
  • 1978 Louis Prima, American singer, dies at 67
  • 1979 Hanna Reitsch, German test pilot (b. 1912)
  • 1979 Sampson Sievers, Russian Orthodox Christian monk and wonder-worker (b. 1898)
  • 1980 Yootha Joyce, British actress (b. 1927)
  • 1982 Jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1983 Jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64
  • 1983 Shawn Lewis, 5th wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, dies of methadone OD
  • 1985 Paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78
  • 1987 Bayard Rustin, US civil rights activist, dies at 77
  • 1987 Malcolm Kirk, English wrestler (b. 1936)
  • 1988 Leonard Frey, actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49
  • 1988 Max Shulman, author (Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap), dies at 69
  • 1990 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (b. 1941)
  • 1990 Gailli AbedElrhman, Sudanese writer (b. 1931)
  • 1991 Abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies at 99
  • 1991 Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Neth/Indon writer (Camp Diary), dies at 86
  • 1991 Bernard Castro, patented convertible couch, dies at 87
  • 1991 Mike Sokoll, cowboy actor, dies at 97
  • 1992 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74
  • 1992 Larrie Londin, jazz drummer, dies at 48
  • 1993 Professor D B Deodhar, cricketer (Ind non-Test bat o 30s), dies at 101
  • 1994 Jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23
  • 1994 Wijnanda MC "Nan" Aberson, friend of Gerard Van de Reve Sr, dies at 82
  • 1995 Erich Geiringer, general Practitioner campaigner, dies at 78
  • 1995 Gary Crosby, singer/actor (Operation Bikini, Mardi Gras), dies at 61
  • 1996 Ahmed Bahauddin, journalist, dies at 69
  • 1996 Emile Noel, international civil servant, dies at 73
  • 1996 John Christopherson, artist/collector, dies at 75
  • 1996 Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss, journalist/travel writer, dies at 42
  • 1997 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90
  • 1998 E.G. Marshall, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1999 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (b. 1929)
  • 2001 Jane Greer, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2002 Nikolay Guryanov Russian Orthodox Christian mystic and priest (b. 1909)
  • 2003 Sir Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer (b. 1910)
  • 2004 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-born psychiatrist (b. 1926)
  • 2005 Kaleth Morales, Colombian Vallenato singer (b. 1984)
  • 2006 Léopold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor (b. 1916)
  • 2006 Cristian Nemescu, Romanian film director (b.1979)