On This Day for 1st December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 236

  • 772 Pope Adrian I elected

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800 Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican.

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne
Holy Roman Emperor
Charlemagne
  • 1167 Northern Italian towns form Lombardi League
  • 1420 Henry V of England enters Paris.

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1566 Spanish king Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, duke of Alva

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1626 Pasha Muhammad ibn Farukh tyrannical gov of Jerusalem, driven out
  • 1640 Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule
  • 1641 Massachusetts becomes the first colony to give statutory recognition to slavery
  • 1653 An athlete from Croydon is reported to have run 20 miles from St Albans to London in less than 90 minutes
  • 1656 Germany promises Poland aid against Sweden
  • 1708 Great Alliance occupies Brussels
  • 1742 Empress Elisabeth orders expulsion of all Jews from Russia
  • 1750 First school in America to offer manual training courses opens in Maryland
  • 1768 The slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøy in Norway.
  • 1783 Jacques Charles & Nicolas Roberts make first untethered ascension with gas hydrogen balloon in Paris
  • 1821 Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain
  • 1822 Dom Pedro crowned emperor of Brazil

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1822 Franz Liszt's (11) debut as pianist Isabella Colbran

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt

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1824 US House of Representatives begins to decide outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins)

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1831 Erie Canal closes for entire month due to cold weather

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1835 Hans Christian Andersen publishes his 1st book of fairy tales

  • 1843 1st chartered mutual life insurance company opens
  • 1852 Telegraph company opens throughout Netherlands
  • 1864 Raid at Stoneman: Knoxville, TN to Saltville, VA
  • 1864 Skirmish at Millen Brutal, Georgia

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1868 John D. Rockefeller begins anti oil war

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1878 1st White House telephone installed
  • 1884 American Old West: Near Frisco, New Mexico, deputy sheriff Elfego Baca holds off a gang of 80 Texan cowboys who want to kill him for arresting Charles McCarthy.
  • 1887 Sherlock Holmes 1st appears in print: "Study in Scarlet"
  • 1887 Sino-Portuguese treaty recognizes Portugal's control of Macao
  • 1896 1st certified public accountants receive certificates (NY)
  • 1900 Exiled South African president Paul Kruger visits Flanders and on the same day is declined a visit from the German Kaiser
  • 1900 Portifiro Diaz is inaugurated for his 6th consecutive term as President of Mexico
  • 1903 "The Great Train Robbery", the 1st Western film, released
  • 1906 Cinema Omnia Pathe, world's 1st cinema, opens (Paris)
  • 1906 Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt (Capt of Köpenick) sentenced to 4 yrs
  • 1909 1st Christmas Club payment made, to Carlisle Trust Co, Pa
  • 1909 1st Israeli kibbutz founded, Deganya Alef
  • 1913 1st drive-up gasoline station opens (Pitts)
  • 1913 Continuous moving assembly line introduced by Ford (car every 2:38)
  • 1913 Flag of Greece officially raised at Firka Fortress, Chania Crete symbolising the union of Crete and Greece.
  • 1915 The US requests that Germany withdraw its military and naval attaches from the Embassy in Washington
  • 1916 There is virtual civil war in Greece as royalists fight Venizelist, and the Allies determine on a Venizelist victory
  • 1917 Boys Town founded by Father Edward Flanagan west of Omaha Neb
  • 1918 Danish parliament passed an act to grant Iceland independence under Danish crown
  • 1918 Serbian-Croatian-Slovic kingdom proclaimed in Belgrade
  • 1918 Yugoslavia declares independence; monarchy established
  • 1919 AA Milne's "Mr Pim Passes By" premieres in Manchester
  • 1919 Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament
  • 1921 1st US helium-filled dirigible makes 1st flight
  • 1921 US Post Office establishes philatelic agency
  • 1922 1st skywriting over US-"Hello USA"-by Capt Turner, RAF
  • 1922 Polish state Chief Marshal Jozef Pilsudski resigns
  • 1923 CFL Grey Cup: Queen's U beats Regina 54-0 at Toronto
  • 1924 Calles becomes president of Mexico
  • 1924 George & Ira Gershwin's musical "Lady Be Good" premieres in NYC
  • 1925 Treaty of Locarno signed
  • 1928 CFL Grey Cup: Ham Tigers beats Regina 30-0 at Hamilton
  • 1928 Railroad museum opens in Utrecht Neth
  • 1929 Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe
  • 1930 NHL drops 20 minute slashing-about-the-head penalty
  • 1931 Ottawa branch of Royal Mint begins operation as Royal Canadian Mint

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1933 Rudolf Hess & Earnest Rohm become a minister in Hitler government

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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1934 Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov assassinated, used by Stalin as the excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38.

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1935 Austria has world's 1st Day of Postage Stamp
  • 1936 2nd Heisman Trophy Award: Larry Kelley, Yale (E)
  • 1936 Bell Labs tests coaxial cable for TV use
  • 1936 EW Brundin & FF Lyon obtain patent on soilless culture of plants

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1937 Japan recognizes Franco government

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1938 School bus & train collide in Salt Lake City Utah
  • 1939 SS-Fuhrer Himmler begins deportation of Polish Jews
  • 1941 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python
  • 1941 Japanese emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war
  • 1941 Last day of first-class cricket in Australia for 4 years
  • 1941 US Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organizes
  • 1942 Gasoline rationed in US
  • 1942 The Beveridge Report is published by the British government unveiling plans for a post-war welfare state
  • 1943 FDR, Churchill & Stalin agree to Operation Overlord (D-Day)
  • 1944 Béla Bartòk's Concerto for orchestra, premieres
  • 1944 Mail routing resumes in free South Netherlands
  • 1944 Prokofjev's 8th Piano sonata, premieres
  • 1945 CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Winnipeg 35-0 at Toronto

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1946 Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1947 Don Bradman scores 185 in the 1st Cricket Test v India at the Gabba
  • 1947 India cricket all out for 58 v Australia at the Gabba, Toshack 5-2
  • 1948 Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan as King of Palestine
  • 1948 Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player
  • 1949 WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WKTV TV channel 2 in Utica, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1951 17th Heisman Trophy Award: Dick Kazmaier, Princeton (HB)
  • 1951 Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd" premieres in London
  • 1951 Golden Gate Bridge closes due to high winds
  • 1952 The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation.

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1953 Hugh Hefner publishes 1st edition of Playboy magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the magazine's 1st centerfold

Actress Marilyn Monroe
Actress
Marilyn Monroe
Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • 1953 Red Sox trade M McDermott & Tom Umphlett for Wash's Jackie Jensen
  • 1953 WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, SC (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 Walter Alston named Dodger manager
  • 1954 Nationalist China & US sign dike agreement
  • 1954 Yanks send Miller, Segrist, Leppert & 2 minors to Orioles for Blayzka, Kryhoski, Johnson, Fridley & Del Guercio (completing 18 player deal)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 220

  • 1081 Louis VI of France (d. 1137)
  • 1083 Anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153)
  • 1521 Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573)
  • 1525 Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600)
  • 1549 Johan van der Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC)
  • 1566 Philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, gov of Ft Gorinchem/Nijmegen
  • 1573 Philippus Rovenius, [Rouveen], apostile
  • 1580 Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)
  • 1605 Juan de Padilla, composer
  • 1634 John-Erasmus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish painter
  • 1671 Keill, mathematician
  • 1671 Francesco Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius
  • 1690 Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1764)
  • 1709 Franz Xaver Richter, composer
  • 1712 Bernhard Christian Weber, composer
  • 1716 Etienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)
  • 1722 A L Karschin, writer
  • 1724 Charles Theodoor, elector (Palts & Bayern)
  • 1724 Dismas Hatas, composer
  • 1726 Eggert Olafsson, Icelandic writer
  • 1726 Oliver Wolcott, US judge/signer (Declar of Independence)
  • 1729 Giuseppe Sarti, composer
  • 1743 Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium)
  • 1766 Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (d. 1826)
  • 1779 Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer
  • 1781 Charles Philippe Lafont, composer
  • 1784 Francois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze, composer
  • 1787 Pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer
  • 1792 Lobachevsky, mathematician
  • 1810 Joseph Gungl, composer
  • 1814 August Rockel, composer
  • 1823 Ernest Reyer, composer
  • 1826 William Mahone, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • 1832 Archibald Gracie Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1835 Micah Jenkins, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1844 Alexandra, Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain/Ireland
  • 1844 Alfred Cellier, composer
  • 1847 Agathe Grondahl, composer
  • 1850 Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, composer
  • 1869 Eligiusz Niewiadomski, Polish assassin of Gabriel Narutowicz (d. 1923)
  • 1871 Archie MacLaren, cricketer (424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895)
  • 1873 Charles JM Ruys de Beerenbrouck, premier of Neth (1918-25, 29-33)
  • 1873 Valery Bryusov, Russian poet (d. 1924)
  • 1874 Dominicus Johner, composer
  • 1876 Johanna W "Mina" Bakker, Dutch actress (Boefje)
  • 1878 Arthur B Spingarn, US NAACP-chairman (1940-65)
  • 1883 Romanos Hovakimi Melik'yan, composer
  • 1884 Torben Myer, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Girl Who Came Back)
  • 1884 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter (d. 1976)
  • 1885 Guy de Lioncourt, composer
  • 1886 Jack Crawford, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1905-08)
  • 1886 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (Fugitives & Constants)
  • 1886 Rex Stout, Noblesville Indiana, American mystery writer (Nero Wolf novels)
  • 1886 Willem E Crown, Antillian writer
  • 1891 Foppe G Scheltema, Dutch lawyer (wreck laws)
  • 1893 Ernst Toller, writer
  • 1893 Herman Griffith, cricketer (pioneering WI pace bowler)
  • 1895 Henry Williamson, English author (d. 1977)
  • 1896 Petko Staynov, composer
  • 1897 Manuel A Neat, Curacaos author (Nobleza di Coerazon)
  • 1898 Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1899 Robert Welch, found John Birch Society
  • 1901 Dorothy James, composer
  • 1901 Ilona Feher, Hungarian-Jewish violinist (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Morris "Red" Badgro, Wash, NFL hall of famer (Yanks, Giants, Dodgers)
  • 1904 W A "Tony" Boyle, United Mine Workers president
  • 1905 Charles Finney, US, author (Circus of Dr Lao)
  • 1905 Ida Carroll, musician
  • 1905 Alexander Wilson, Canadian and Notre Dame athlete (d. 1994)
  • 1906 Jean Cartan, composer
  • 1908 Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)
  • 1909 Jan Koplowitz, writer
  • 1910 Dame Alicia Markova, ballerina and choreographer (Diaghilev's Ballet Russe 1925-32), born in London, England
  • 1910 Joel Fluellen, LA, actor (Burning Cross, Learning Tree)
  • 1910 Louis Slotin, Winnipeg Manitoba, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device
  • 1911 Walter Alston, baseball manager (Dodgers)
  • 1911 Calvin Griffith, Canadian-born baseball executive (d. 1999)
  • 1912 Minoru Yamasaki, architect (World Trade Center, NY)
  • 1912 Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher

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1913 Mary Martin, Weatherford Tx, actress (Peter Pan) Larry Hagman's mom

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin
  • 1914 Johnny Johnston, St Louis Mo, singer (Make that Spare)
  • 1916 Wan Li, Chinese reform politician, born in Dongping County, Shandong province (d. 2015)
  • 1917 Marty Marion, baseball player (NL MVP 1944)
  • 1917 William Tracy, Pitts, actor (To the Shores of Tripoli)
  • 1918 Kirby Laing, English contractor/multi-millionaire

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1918 Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, first President of the United Arab Emirates, born in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

President of the United Arab Emirates Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
President of the United Arab Emirates
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • 1919 Anne Cox Chambers, Dayton Ohio, US ambassador to Belgium (1977-81)
  • 1919 Ike Isaacs, guitarist
  • 1921 Ralph Manza, actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1922 Geraldine McCulloug, Maywood Ill, painter/sculptor (Phoenix)
  • 1922 Paul Picerni, actor (Agent Lee Hobson-Untouchables), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Vsevolod Bobrov, Soviet ice hockey player (d. 1979)
  • 1923 Stansfield Turner, CIA director
  • 1923 Morris, Belgian cartoonist (Lucky Luke) (d. 2001)
  • 1925 Jaime Mendoza-Nava, composer
  • 1925 Jordan Klein, cameraman/director (Thunderball), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1925 Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1926 Allyn Ann McLerie, Quebec, actress (Tony Randall Show, Thorn Birds)
  • 1926 Keith Michell, actor and theatre director (6 Wives of Henry VIII), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Robert Symonds, Bristow Oklahoma, actor (Robert E. Lee-Blue & Gray)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1927 Chinese political and military leader Chiang Kai-shek (40) weds Soong May-ling (28) in Shanghai

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek

HeartWedding of Interest

1973 NFL running back Gale Sayers (30) weds second wife Ardythe Bullard

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers

HeartWedding of Interest

1982 Martial artist Jackie Chan (28) weds actress Lin Feng-jiao (29) in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

1990 Film director John Carpenter (36) weds producer Sandy King

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • 1996 Model-actress Angie Everhart (27) weds actor Ashley Hamilton (22) at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles
  • 2012 Congressman Joseph Kennedy III (32) weds Lauren Anne Birchfield (28) at the Community Church in Corona del Mar, California
  • 2012 "The Bachelorette" reality star Ashley Hebert weds J.P. Rosenbaum at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California
  • 2012 "X Factor" and "Extra" host Mario Lopez (39) weds actress Courtney Mazza (31) in an outdoor ceremony in Punta Mita, Mexico
  • 2012 Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (33) weds Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader Krystle Campbell in Maui, Hawaii
  • 2012 Minnesota Twins baseball catcher Joe Mauer (29) weds Maddie Bisanz at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minnesota

Famous Divorces

  • 2008 "CSI" actress Marg Helgenberger (50) divorces actor Alan Rosenberg (58) due to irreconcilable differences after 19 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 119

  • 660 Eligius/Eloy, French bishop of Tournay-Noyon/saint, dies
  • 1135 Henry I Beauclerc, King of England (1st English King fluent in the English language), dies
  • 1241 Isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214)
  • 1374 Magnus Eriksson, king of Norway/Sweden, dies
  • 1377 King Magnus II of Sweden (b. 1316)
  • 1417 Walraven I van Brederode, viceroy of Holland, dies
  • 1433 Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (b. 1377)
  • 1455 Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor, dies at 77

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1521 Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italian Pope (1513-21), dies at 45

Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X
  • 1530 Margaretha of Austria, governess of the Netherlands, dies at 51
  • 1580 Edmund Campion, English jesuit, hanged at 42
  • 1580 Giovanni Morone, Italian theologian/diplomat/cardinal, dies at 71
  • 1581 Ralph Sherwin, English Catholic saint (b. 1550)
  • 1581 Alexander Briant, English saint (b. around 1556)
  • 1602 Kobayakawa Hideaki, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1582)
  • 1633 Isabella of Austria, infante of Spain/governess in Holland, dies at 67
  • 1635 Melchior Teschner, composer, dies at 51
  • 1651 Cristobal de Isla Diego, composer, dies at 65
  • 1660 Pierre d'Hozier, French historian (b. 1592)
  • 1700 Willem ten Rhijne, Dutch physician in Batavia, dies at about 53
  • 1707 Jeremiah Clarke, composer, dies
  • 1709 Abraham a Sancta Clara, [Johann Megerle], German court preacher and friar, dies at 65
  • 1723 Susanna Centlivre, English dramatist and actress
  • 1727 Johann Heinrich Buttstett, composer, dies at 61
  • 1729 Christian Ludwig Boxberg, composer, dies at 59
  • 1729 Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (b. 1665)
  • 1736 Simon van Slingelandt, Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36), dies at 72
  • 1750 Doppelmayr, mathematician
  • 1755 Maurice Greene, composer, dies at 59
  • 1767 Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (b. 1710)
  • 1797 Oliver Wolcott, US judge/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 71
  • 1808 Anton Fischer, composer, dies at 30
  • 1813 Ferdinando Bertoni, composer, dies at 88
  • 1817 Justin Heinrich Knechtl, composer, dies at 65
  • 1825 Tsar Alexander I of Russia (b. 1777). Reigned from 1801
  • 1842 Philip Spencer, 1st US naval officer condemned for mutiny, hanged
  • 1865 Constant van Crombrugghe, Flemish monastery founder, dies at 76
  • 1865 Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (b. 1796)
  • 1866 George Everest, Welsh surveyor and namesake of Mt. Everest (d. 1790)
  • 1884 William Swainson (lawyer), second, and last, Attorney-General (New Zealand) of the Crown Colony of New Zealand (b. 1809)
  • 1887 Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 78
  • 1892 Joseph Lippens, Belgian lieutenant in Congo, murdered
  • 1893 Eduard Franck, composer, dies at 76
  • 1901 George Lohmann, cricketer (in South Africa 18 Tests, 112 wickets), dies
  • 1916 Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer, dies at 58
  • 1923 Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (b. 1836)
  • 1925 Vicente Arregui Garay, composer, dies at 54
  • 1926 Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg, composer, dies at 83
  • 1928 José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (b. 1888)
  • 1932 Amadeo Vives, composer, dies at 61
  • 1934 Sergei M Kirov, Josef Stalin's collaborator, assassinated in Leningrad
  • 1935 Bernard Schmidt, inventor (Schmidt camera), dies
  • 1939 Max Fiedler, composer, dies at 79
  • 1941 Horace Chapman, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa, 39 runs, 1 wkt), dies
  • 1943 Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince and historian (b. 1862)
  • 1945 Harvey Bartlett Gaul, composer, dies at 64
  • 1947 Aleister Edward S Crowley, British occultist, dies at 72
  • 1947 Hardy, mathematician, dies
  • 1950 Ernest John Moeran, British composer, dies at 55
  • 1951 Felix Petyrek, composer, dies at 59
  • 1952 Victor E Orlando, Italian premier (1917-19), dies at 92
  • 1954 Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive (b. 1897)
  • 1960 Ion Vasilescu, composer, dies at 57
  • 1964 J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (b. 1892)
  • 1968 Hugo Haas, actor/director (Bait, Pick Up), dies of asthma at 66
  • 1968 Dario Moreno, Turkish-Jewish singer (b. 1921)
  • 1969 Magic Sam, American blues guitarist and singer (b. 1937)
  • 1970 Frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies
  • 1971 Arthur B Springarn, US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at 93
  • 1972 Antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81

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1973 David Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • 1974 Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83
  • 1974 Stephen Gill Spottswood, US bishop/chairman (NAACP), dies at 77
  • 1975 Nick Kenny, US columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80
  • 1975 Nellie Fox, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • 1975 Anna E. Roosevelt, American radio personality (b. 1906)
  • 1977 Paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69
  • 1980 Sam Levene, actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75
  • 1982 Dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday
  • 1983 Mirsky, mathematician, dies
  • 1984 Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter (b. 1911)
  • 1986 Horace Heidt, orchestra leader (Swift Show Wagon), dies at 85
  • 1986 Robert L "Bobby" Layne, football player (Detroit Lions), dies at 59
  • 1986 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, [Kid Chocolate], US singer and boxer, dies at 59
  • 1987 Donn Fulton Eisele, Col USAF/astronaut, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1987 James Arthur Baldwin, writer (Another Country), dies at 63
  • 1987 Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey coach and general manager (b. 1918)
  • 1989 Alvin Ailey, US choreographer (Blues Suite, Revelations), dies at 58
  • 1990 Jan H de Groot, Dutch co-founder (Vrij Nederland), dies

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1990 Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Indian diplomat and politician, dies at 90

Indian Politician and Diplomat Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Indian Politician and Diplomat
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
  • 1991 Byron Webster, actor (That Man Bolt), dies of AIDS at 58
  • 1991 George Joseph Stigler, US economist (Nobel 1982), dies at 80
  • 1994 Hugh Chilvers, cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies
  • 1994 Lionel Stander, actor (Max-Hart to Hart), dies at 86
  • 1996 Barbak Karmal, politician, dies at 67
  • 1996 Irving Gordon, songwriter, dies at 81
  • 1997 Denis Gerald Barrington, artist, dies at 67
  • 1997 Stephane Grappelli, French jazz violinist, dies at 89
  • 1997 Michel Bélanger, French Canadian businessman and banker (b. 1929)
  • 1997 Endicott Peabody, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1920)