On This Day for 31st August

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 205

  • 1056 Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill, dying suddenly a few days later, without children to succeed the throne, ending the Macedonian dynasty.
  • 1142 Possible date for establishment of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) League - with the aid of Hiawatha and Deganawidah
  • 1230 Bishop Willebrand of Utrecht grants Swells state justice
  • 1310 German king Heinrich VII makes his son Johan king of Bohemia
  • 1422 Henry VI, becomes King of England at the age of 9 months.
  • 1745 Jacobite Rising 1745: Bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle, Scotland
  • 1751 British troops under Sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot, India
  • 1772 Hurricane destroy ships off Dominica
  • 1778 British kill 17 Stockbridge indians in Bronx during Revolution
  • 1829 Opera "Guillaume Tell" is produced (Paris)
  • 1836 HMS Beagle anchors in Postage Praia, Cape Verde Islands
  • 1842 Micah Rugg patents a nuts & bolts machine
  • 1842 US Naval Observatory authorized by an act of Congress
  • 1843 Liberty Party nominates James Birneyas presidential candidate
  • 1850 California pioneers organized at Montgomery & Clay Streets
  • 1864 Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Jonesboro Georgia, 1900 casualties
  • 1876 Ottoman sultan Murat V is deposed and succeeded by his brother Abd-ul-Hamid II.
  • 1881 1st US men's single tennis championships (Newport, RI)
  • 1886 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston SC, 110 die
  • 1886 Crocker-Woolworth National Bank organized
  • 1887 Thomas A Edison patents Kinetoscope, (produces moving pictures)
  • 1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Cardboard Box" (BG)
  • 1891 11th U.S. Men's National Championship: Oliver Campbell beats Clarence Hobart (2-6, 7-5, 7-9, 6-1, 6-2)
  • 1894 Phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases
  • 1894 The Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act passed by Richard Seddon’s Liberal government, making New Zealand the first country in the world to outlaw strikes in favour of compulsory arbitration
  • 1895 1st pro football game (QB John Brallier paid $10 & won 12-0)
  • 1896 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Rosemary" premieres in NYC
  • 1897 General Kitchener occupies Berber, North of Khartoum

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1897 Thomas Edison patented his movie camera (Kinetograph)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1900 British troops over run Johannesburg
  • 1900 Dodgers' Brickyard Kennedy walks 6 straight Phillies
  • 1902 Split skirt 1st worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider)
  • 1903 Joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader of month
  • 1904 24th U.S. Men's National Championship: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (10-8, 6-4, 9-7)
  • 1905 Mbunga-rebellion takes German Fort Mahenge East-Africa
  • 1905 25th U.S. Men's National Championship: Beals Wright beats Holcombe Ward (6-2, 6-1, 11-9)
  • 1907 Britain & Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia & Tibet
  • 1907 Britain, Russia & France form Triple Entente
  • 1909 A J Reach Co patents cork-centered baseball
  • 1909 Thure Johnstown wins Stockholm marathon (2:40:34.2)

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1910 Theodore Roosevelt makes a speech in Kansas advocating a 'square deal': property shall be 'the servant and not the master of the commonwealth'

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1911 Anthony Fokker's demonstrates aircraft "Snip"
  • 1913 Soccer club PSV forms in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1913 Massive protest rally on Sackville Street attacked by the Dublin Metropolitan Police; two strikers killed by the police
  • 1914 24.8 cm rainfall at Bloomingdale, Michigan (state record)
  • 1914 General von Kluck decides not to attack Paris
  • 1914 German troops reconquer Soldau/Neidenburg East-Prussia
  • 1914 Ecuador becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1915 Chicago White Sox Jimmy Lavender no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
  • 1915 Brazil becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1916 Oscar Asche's musical "Chu Chin Chow" premieres in London
  • 1917 In China, Sun Yat-sen and his supporters' 'rump' parliament establishes a military government and elects Sun Yat-sen as commander-in-Chief
  • 1918 Boston Red Sox, win earliest AL pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
  • 1919 John Reed forms American Communist Labor Party in Chicago
  • 1919 Petlyura's Ukrainian Army kills 35 members of a Jewish defense group
  • 1919 Ukranian (Petlyura) Army recaptures Kiev
  • 1920 Belgium starts paying old age pensions
  • 1920 Detroit radio station is 1st to broadcast a news program on the air
  • 1923 League of Nations gives Belgium mandate of Ruanda-Urundi (was German)

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1923 Mussolini's troops occupy Corfu

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1923 Mussolini orders the Greek Government to apologize for the deaths of an Italian general and his staff on the Greco-Albanian border

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1924 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:06.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1928 Brecht & Weils play " The Threepenny Opera " premieres
  • 1934 1st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 0, All-Stars 0 (79,432)
  • 1935 1st national skeet championship (Indianapolis)
  • 1935 Chicago White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Cleveland Indians, 5-0

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1935 FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1935 Russian Aleksei Stachanov digs 6 hours, 105 tons of cabbages
  • 1937 Det's rookie Rudy York sets record for HRs of 18 HRs in August
  • 1938 5th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 28, Washington 16 (74,250)
  • 1939 Japanese invasion army driven out of Mongolia
  • 1939 Staged "Polish" assault on radio station in Gleiwitz
  • 1940 1st edition pf illegal opposition newspaper Free Netherlands
  • 1940 56 U-boats sunk this month (268,000 ton)
  • 1940 RAF Fighter Command loses 39 aircraft against Luftwaffe 41
  • 1940 German occupiers in Netherlands begin soap rationing
  • 1940 US National Guard assembles
  • 1941 23 U-boats sunk this month (80,000 ton)
  • 1941 Great Gildersleeve, a spin-off of Fibber McGee & Molly debuts on NBC
  • 1942 Battle at Alam Halfa: German & Italians assault
  • 1942 U boats sunk this month 108 ships (544,000 ton)
  • 1943 1st battle of Essex/new Yorktown: US assault on Marcus Island
  • 1943 Japanse occupiers intern Jewish Congregation of Sorabajo
  • 1944 Allied offensive at "Gothen-linie" Italy
  • 1944 French provisional government moves from Algiers to Paris
  • 1944 French troops liberate Bordeaux
  • 1944 Russian-Romanian troops march into Bucharest

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1945 The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies.

12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies
12th Australian Prime Minister
Robert Menzies
  • 1947 Hungarian communist party wins election
  • 1947 NY Giants set season record for HRs by a club 183 (en route to 221)
  • 1948 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates golden jubilee

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1950 Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs & a single in a game vs Braves

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1951 1st 33 1/3 album introduced in Dusseldorf
  • 1953 KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WKBG (now WLVI) TV channel 56 in Cambridge-Boston, MA (IND) begins
  • 1954 Hurricane Carol hits New England, 70 die, Costliest ever hurricane at the time and 1st storm name to be retired.
  • 1954 Indians beat Yanks 6-1 for record tying 26 wins in August (1931 A's)
  • 1954 WMTW TV channel 8 in Portland-Poland Spring, ME (ABC) begins
  • 1955 1st microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx)
  • 1955 1st sun-powered automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Ill

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 224


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12 Caligula, [Gaius Caesar], 3rd Roman emperor (37-41 AD)

3rd Roman Emperor Caligula
3rd Roman Emperor
Caligula

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161 Commodus, Lanuvium, Roman Emperor (180-92)

Roman Emperor Commodus
Roman Emperor
Commodus
  • 1569 Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India
  • 1602 Amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik
  • 1663 Guillaume Amontons, French physicist
  • 1696 Johann Paul Kunzen, composer
  • 1721 George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775)
  • 1741 Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer
  • 1741 Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general (d. 1834)
  • 1748 Jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer
  • 1749 Radistschew, writer
  • 1755 Johann Ignaz Walter, composer
  • 1775 Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, composer
  • 1811 Goode Bryan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)
  • 1811 Theophile Gautier, Tarbas France, writer/poet (Albertus)
  • 1821 Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, composer
  • 1822 Fitz John Porter, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1901)
  • 1823 Galusha Aaron Grow, MC (Union), (d. 1907)
  • 1828 George Leonard Andrews, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1834 Amilcare Ponchielli, Paderno Italy, composer (I Lituani)
  • 1843 Georg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1919)
  • 1852 Georges/Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister
  • 1855 Stefan Surzynski, composer
  • 1856 Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, composer
  • 1864 Max Wilhelm Zach, composer

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1870 Maria Montessori, Italy, educator (spontaneous response), (d. 1952)

  • 1871 James E. Ferguson, Texan governor (d. 1944)
  • 1874 Edward Thorndike, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, USA, American psychologist (father of modern educational psychology)
  • 1878 Albert Riemenschneider, composer
  • 1878 Frank Jarvis, American athlete (d. 1933)
  • 1879 Joshihito, emperor of Japan (1912-26)
  • 1879 Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer
  • 1879 Alma Mahler, wife of Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel (d. 1964)
  • 1880 Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948)
  • 1884 George Al Sarton, Belgian/US historian
  • 1885 DuBose Heyward, US novelist (Porgy)
  • 1887 Friedrich A Paneth, Austrian/British chemist
  • 1888 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)
  • 1889 A Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball
  • 1892 Claire DuBrey, Bonner's Ferry ID, actress (Lightnin' in the Forest)
  • 1893 Lily Laskine, French harpist (d. 1988)
  • 1894 Albert Facey, Australian writer (d. 1982)
  • 1895 Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer
  • 1896 Félix-Antoine Savard, French-Canadian priest and novelist (d. 1982)
  • 1897 Frederic March [Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel], Racine, Wisconsin, American actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Best Years of Our Lives)
  • 1897 Marianne Bruns, writer
  • 1899 Paul E Garber, US founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum
  • 1899 Walter Muller von Kulm, composer
  • 1900 Roland Culver, actor (Thunderball, Encore), born in London, England
  • 1900 Gino Lucetti, Italian anarchist (d. 1943)
  • 1903 Arthur Godfrey, radio/TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903 Vladimir Jankélévitch, French philosopher (d. 1985)
  • 1905 Dore Schary, producer/writer/director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City)
  • 1905 Sal Tas, Dutch journalist & CIA agent (Het Parool) [or 1897]
  • 1905 Sanford Meisner, American actor and teacher (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Vivienne Byerley, publicist
  • 1907 August F Hawkins, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )

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1907 Ramon Magsaysay, politician and 7th President of the Philippines (US Legion of Merit-1952) at Iba Philippines (d. 1957)

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • 1907 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (d. 2007)
  • 1907 William Shawn, American editor (d. 1992)
  • 1907 Altiero Spinelli, Italian citizen and advocate of European federalism (d. 1986)
  • 1908 Lab Rachel Katherine Hamilton-Russell ouchere, local historian
  • 1908 Peter Conrad Baden, composer
  • 1908 William Saroyan, US, novelist/playwright (Time of Your Life)
  • 1909 Marie-Louise Grog-Carven, French fashion designer (Ma Griffe perfume), born in Châtellerault, Poitou-Charentes (d. 2015)
  • 1911 Hilde Jarecki, educationist
  • 1912 Ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone
  • 1912 Reinoud Anders, [Lady Blits], Dutch actor (Hamlet)
  • 1913 Michiel P Gorsira, 1st Dutch Antillean in charge of Curacao (1951-67)
  • 1913 Sir Bernard Lovell, Bristol England, radio astronomer, founded Jodrell Bank Observatory, (d. 2012)
  • 1914 Richard Basehart, Zanesville Oh, actor (Voyage to Bottom of Sea)
  • 1916 Daniel Schorr, broadcast journalist (CBS)
  • 1918 Alan Jay Lerner, lyricist composer (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady)
  • 1918 Lucrecia Roces Kasilag, composer
  • 1919 Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author (d. 2005)
  • 1920 James Lanphier, NY, actor (Flight of Lost Balloon)
  • 1921 Raymond Williams, Welsh academic (d. 1988)
  • 1923 Larry White Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game)
  • 1923 Serafina K "Sera" Anstadt, Polish/Dutch actress/author
  • 1924 Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, Bkln, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man)
  • 1924 Klaus Hashagen, composer
  • 1926 Georgiy Petrovich Katys, Russia, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1 backup)
  • 1926 Jan de Koning, minister of Agriculture/Social Businesses (CDA)
  • 1928 James Coburn, Laurel Nebr, actor (Our Man Flint, Magnificent Seven)
  • 1928 Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer
  • 1929 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, writer
  • 1930 Owen B Pickett, (Rep-D-Virginia)
  • 1930 Tiny Little Jr, Worthington Minn, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1931 Dan Rather, news anchor (CBS-TV)

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1931 Jean Marc Beliveau, Canadian NHL player (Montreal Canadiens, 10 Stanley Cups), born in Trois-Rivieres Quebec, (d. 2014)

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • 1931 Noble [Henry] Willingham, Mineola, Texas, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Corndog Man)
  • 1932 Benito Wogatzki, writer
  • 1932 Robert [Franklin] Adams, US, sci-fi author (Castaways in Time)
  • 1932 Roy Castle, entertainer
  • 1934 Nikos Xanthopoulos, Greek actor
  • 1935 Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther turned Republican
  • 1935 Frank Robinson, baseball player/manager (MVP 1961-NL 1966-AL)
  • 1936 Marva Nettles Collins, educator (west side preparatory school)
  • 1937 Guido de Moor, Dutch actor (Apart, Because the Cats)
  • 1937 Warren Berlinger, Bkln, actor (Larry-Joey Bishop Shop, Take Two)

Famous Weddings

  • 1940 "Wuthering Heights" actor Laurence Olivier (33) weds "Gone With The Wind" actress Vivien Leigh (26)

HeartWedding of Interest

1940 Football player and coach Vince Lombardi (27) weds Marie Planitz at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Bronx, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1952 Soprano singer Leontyne Mary Violet Price (25) weds concert bass-baritone singer William Warfield (32)

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price
  • 1991 Musician Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) weds Gertie Filip

HeartWedding of Interest

2010 Actress Leelee Sobieski (27) weds fashion designer Adam Kimmel in Italy

  • 2013 "Blue Crush" actress Kate Bosworth (30) weds director Michael Polish (42) in Philipsburg, Montana
  • 2014 Model and TV host Jenny McCarthy (41) weds singer Donnie Wahlberg (45) at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois
  • 2014 Singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson (29) weds "Hunger Games" actor Evan Ross (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 115

  • 651 Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Irish bishop and missionary
  • 1056 Theodora, Byzantine Empress (b. 981)
  • 1057 Leofric, count of Mercia/husband of Lady Godiva, dies
  • 1158 Sancho III, King of Castile, dies
  • 1218 Al-Malik ab-Adil/Saphadin/Saif al-Din), brother of Saladin, dies
  • 1234 Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (b. 1212)
  • 1372 Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (b. 1301)
  • 1422 Henry V, King of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19), dies
  • 1590 Floris Thin, politician/land advocate of Utrecht, dies
  • 1604 Giovanale Ancina, composer, dies at 58
  • 1616 Gemignano Capilupi, composer, dies at 43
  • 1631 Nicolaus Erich, composer, dies at 43
  • 1638 John Ward, composer, dies at 67
  • 1645 Francesco Bracciolini, Italian poet (b. 1566)
  • 1654 Ole Worm, Danish physician (b. 1588)
  • 1667 Johann Rist, composer, dies at 60
  • 1688 John Bunyan, preacher/novelist/author (Pilgrim's Progress), dies
  • 1730 Gottfried Finger, Czech composer (b. 1660?)
  • 1741 Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German jurist (b. 1681)
  • 1772 William Borlase, English naturalist (b. 1695)
  • 1795 Francois-Andre Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 68
  • 1796 John McKinly, American physician and President of Delaware, dies at 75
  • 1799 Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (b. 1720)
  • 1805 Joseph Marie Clement dall' Abaco, composer, dies at 95
  • 1814 Arthur Phillip, British admiral, first Governor of New South Wales (b. 1738)
  • 1832 Jean Nicolas Auguste Kreutzer, composer, dies at 53
  • 1862 George William Taylor, US Union brig-general, dies in battle
  • 1862 Ignaz Assmayer, composer, dies at 72
  • 1864 Ferdinand Lassalle, French politician (ADA), dies at 39
  • 1867 [Pierre-]Charles Baudelaire, Fren poet (Journaux Intimes), dies at 46
  • 1869 Mary Ward, Irish scientist, first automobile accident victim (b. 1827)
  • 1873 Charles F Pahud de Montagnes, gov-gen (Dutch East Indies), dies at 70
  • 1875 Oskar Peschel, German geographer (Physicist Erdkunde), dies at 49
  • 1879 William Barber, 6th US chief engraver (1844-79), dies

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1888 Mary Ann Nichols, a 42-year-old prostitute, was found stabbed to death in London, 1st of at least five murders by Jack the Ripper

First Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann Nichols
First Victim of Jack the Ripper
Mary Ann Nichols
  • 1902 Mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73
  • 1910 Emils Darzins, composer, dies at 34
  • 1918 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I), dies at 36
  • 1920 Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher, dies
  • 1931 Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar, dies
  • 1934 Johan H A Schaper, Dutch MP (SDAP), dies
  • 1935 Abraham Isaac Kook, rabbi/author (Hokhmat Ha-kodesh), dies
  • 1940 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58
  • 1940 Georges Gauthier, French Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal (b. 1871)
  • 1941 Marian Zwetajewa, writer, dies
  • 1941 Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (b. 1892)
  • 1942 Von Bismarck, German major general, (Africa Corps), dies in battle
  • 1944 Killinger, German ambassador to Romania, commits suicide
  • 1946 Paul August von Klenau, Danish opera composer/conductor, dies at 63
  • 1948 Andrei A Zjdanov, Rus politician (against kosmopolitism), dies at 52
  • 1948 Billy Laughlin, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 1949 Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies
  • 1949 Paul Hoffer, composer, dies at 53
  • 1952 Henri Bourassa, French Canadian political leader (b. 1868)
  • 1959 Charles Delaney, dies at 67
  • 1963 George F Broque, cubist painter, dies at 81 in Paris
  • 1963 Georges Braque, French painter (b. 1882)
  • 1964 Carole Coleman, singer (Make Mine Music), dies at 42
  • 1966 Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer, dies at 75
  • 1967 Ilja G Ehrenburg, Russian poet/writer (9th wave), dies at 76
  • 1967 Michael Fitzmaurice, dies of lymphoma at 59
  • 1968 Dennis O'Keefe, actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60
  • 1968 George P Gooch, English historian/House of Commons leader, dies
  • 1969 Ottmar Gerster, composer, dies at 72

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1969 Rocky Marciano, former heavyweight champ, dies in a plane crash at 45

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano

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1973 John Ford, US director (Mary of Scotland, Stagecoach), dies at 78

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • 1973 Raymond Keane, dies at 66
  • 1973 Stan Worthington, English cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1930-36), dies
  • 1974 William Pershing Benedict, American pilot
  • 1974 Norman Kirk, New Zealand prime minister (b. 1923
  • 1975 Pierre Blaise, French actor (Lacombe Lucien), dies at 24
  • 1976 Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81
  • 1978 John Wrathall, President of Rhodesia (b. 1913)
  • 1979 E J "Tiger" Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper 1911-14), dies
  • 1979 Sally Rand, stripper, dies at 75
  • 1981 Joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82
  • 1981 Victor Trumper Jr, cricketer (7 games for NSW, 74 runs 12 wkts), dies
  • 1985 Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1986 Henry Moore, English sculptor/cartoonist, dies at 88
  • 1986 Urho K Kekkonen, premier/president of Finland, dies at 85
  • 1990 Johnny Lindsay, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1947), dies
  • 1990 Nat (Sweetwater) Clifton, NY Knick, dies at 65 of a heart attack
  • 1991 Leigh Watson, US aviation pioneer/air force general, dies at 93
  • 1993 Gerben Wagenaar, Dutch resistance fighter (communist), dies at 80
  • 1994 Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist, dies at 88
  • 1994 Barbara Hammer Avedon, scriptwriter, dies at 69
  • 1994 Norman "Doc" Jones, bassist, dies at 68
  • 1995 Beant Singh, PM of Punjab province of India, assassinated at 73
  • 1995 David Farrar, actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse, Watusi), dies at 87
  • 1995 David Richard Holloway, literary Editor, dies at 71
  • 1995 Hajime Miterai, industrialist, dies at 56
  • 1995 Horst Janssen, graphic Artist, dies at 65
  • 1995 John Erik Jonsson, businessman/Mayor of Dallas, dies at 93
  • 1996 David Pollock, Viscount Hanworth, British barrister, dies at 80
  • 1996 David Scott, priest, dies at 72
  • 1996 Harald James Penrose, pilot, dies at 92
  • 1996 Milton "Tippy" Larkin, band leader, dies at 85

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1997 Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • 2000 Patricia Owens, Canadian actress (b. 1925)
  • 2002 Lionel Hampton, American vibraphone player (b. 1908)