On This Day for 10th December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 200

  • 741 Zacharias becomes Pope
  • 1041 Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, Byzantium Emperor dies of results of dropsy. His wife Empress Zoe elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.
  • 1294 Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th)
  • 1508 League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)

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1520 Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
  • 1582 France begins use of Gregorian calendar
  • 1652 Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet
  • 1672 NY Gov Lovelace announces monthly mail service between NY & Boston

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1684 Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley.

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • 1688 King James II flees London
  • 1690 Massachusetts Bay becomes first American colonial goverment to borrow money
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army reaches Manchester
  • 1799 Metric system adopted in France, first country to do so
  • 1810 Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)
  • 1816 Dutch regain Sumatra
  • 1817 Mississippi admitted as 20th state of the Union
  • 1831 "Spirit of the Times" begins publishing (weekly horse racing sheet)
  • 1836 Emory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia.

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1864 General Sherman's armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins

  • 1869 Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (US 1st)
  • 1869 The first American chapter of Kappa Sigma is founded at the University of Virginia.
  • 1882 John Brahms' "Gesang der Parzen" (Song of the Fates) premieres

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1884 "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain is first published in the UK and Canada (US Feb 1885, due to printing error)

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • 1887 Austria-Hungary, Italy and Great Britain sign Balkan military treaty
  • 1896 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Wesleyan beats Yale 4-3)
  • 1896 Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi" premieres in Paris
  • 1898 Spanish-American War formally ended by the Treaty of Paris; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam
  • 1898 The first western pilgrims were welcomed at The House of `Abdu'lláh Páshá
  • 1899 -15] British "Black Week" due to defeats in South Africa
  • 1899 Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army
  • 1899 Frank Wedekind's "Der Kammersang" premieres in Berlin
  • 1899 The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.
  • 1901 First Nobel Peace Prizes awarded (to Jean Henri Dunant, Frederic Passy)

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1901 First Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Wilhelm Röntgen for his discovery of X-rays

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1902 Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania.

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1903 Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre and Marie Curie

Physicist Marie Curie
Physicist
Marie Curie
  • 1904 King Peter I of Serbia named nationalist regime
  • 1904 Founding of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.

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1906 US President Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

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1907 Ruyard kipling receives Nobel prize for literature

  • 1907 The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected.

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1910 Johannes van der Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Johannes van der Waals
  • 1911 Calbraith Rogers completes 1st crossing of US by airplane (84 days)
  • 1911 Tobias Asser given Nobel prize for peace
  • 1913 Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics
  • 1914 French government returns to Paris
  • 1918 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League for the 2nd time
  • 1919 NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers
  • 1919 NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties
  • 1919 Nobel peace prize awarded to US president Wilson

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1920 August Krogh is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the regulation mechanisms of capillaries in skeletal muscle

Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August Krogh
Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate
August Krogh

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1922 Nobel prizes awarded to Fridtjof Nansen (Peace), Niels Bohr (Physics) and Francis William Aston (Chemistry)

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1922 Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards
  • 1923 Polish government of Grabski forms
  • 1924 Agreement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years
  • 1924 Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel for medicine

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1925 George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize

  • 1926 1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS)

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1926 2nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1927 Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN

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1929 Bradman scores 225 in 2nd inn of Test Cricket trial after 124 in 1st

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1929 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine jointly awarded to Christiaan Eijkman and Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins for the discovery of vitamins

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman

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1931 Jane Addams (1st US woman) named co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize

Social Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane Addams
Social Worker and Nobel Laureate
Jane Addams
  • 1931 Manuel Azaña becomes premier/Niceto Zamora president of Spain
  • 1932 King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution
  • 1934 Fascist dictator of Latvia Ulmanis begins building concentration camp
  • 1934 NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of season
  • 1934 Saint-Adelbert cooperation formed by Catholic elite
  • 1935 As sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
  • 1935 White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000

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1935 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Irene Joliot-Curie (daughter of Marie Curie) and her husband Frédéric Joliot for the discovery of artificial radioactivity

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • 1936 Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry

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1936 Britain replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII

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1936 Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • 1938 26th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7
  • 1938 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Zen teacher, Rinzai line, enters Zen priesthood

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1938 Italian scientist Enrico Fermi receives the Nobel Prize for Physics (work on reduced radioactivity)

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • 1939 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship, beat NY Giants 27-0
  • 1939 KNVB celebrates 50th anniversary
  • 1940 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)
  • 1940 1941 NFL Draft: Tom Harmon from University of Michigan first pick by Chicago Bears
  • 1941 British battleship Prince of Wales and battlecruiser Repulse (Force Z ) sunk following Japanese aerial attacks off Malaya. 840 men die
  • 1941 Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines
  • 1941 Japanese troops overrun Guam
  • 1942 Hitler names Anton Mussert "leader of the Dutch people"
  • 1942 North Africa: 5th German panzer army forms under col-gen von Arnim
  • 1943 British 8th Army (1st Canadian Infantry Division) occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy
  • 1944 9 Dutch citizens hanged by nazis
  • 1944 German counter attack at Dillingen bridgehead on the Saar
  • 1945 Aust Services lose 3rd Victory Test Cricket to India by 6 wkts
  • 1945 Preston Tucker reveals plan to produce the Torpedo, a new 150 MPH car

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1946 German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • 1947 USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement
  • 1948 UN General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • 1950 Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1952 Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
  • 1952 WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 performances
  • 1953 KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WSTV (now WTOV) TV channel 9 in Steubenville-Wheeling, OH (CBS) begins

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 208


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1394 King James I of Scotland, Dunfermline Palace, Fife, (1406-1437), (d. 1437)

King of Scotland James I
King of Scotland
James I
  • 1452 Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)
  • 1538 Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd)
  • 1588 Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637)
  • 1679 Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders
  • 1691 Cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter/cartoonist
  • 1741 Agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children)
  • 1750 Tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1799)
  • 1751 George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist (d. 1813)
  • 1764 Louis-Sebastien Lebrun, composer
  • 1765 [Izaak J] Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance/patriot
  • 1787 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Phila, pioneer of educating the deaf
  • 1794 James Wolfe Ripley, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1870)
  • 1804 Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (d. 1851)
  • 1805 John E Feisser, theologist/founder 1st Dutch baptist church

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1805 William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist publisher (The Liberator)

  • 1805 Josef Skoda, Bohemian physician (d. 1881)
  • 1813 Errico Petrella, composer
  • 1813 Zachariah Chandler, US, merchant/politician (found Republican Party)

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1815 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician (d. 1852), born in London, England

Mathematician, Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician, Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • 1820 David Allen Russell, Army Bvt Major General (Union), (d. 1864)
  • 1820 Princess Elizabeth of Clarence (d. 1821)
  • 1821 Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and publisher (Russkije Zjenjshiny)
  • 1822 Thomas Casimer Devin, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1878)
  • 1822 César Franck, Belgian composer and organist (d. 1890)
  • 1823 Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, Neukirchen, German composer
  • 1823 Wilhelm Kuhe, composer
  • 1824 George MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)
  • 1827 Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and brewer (d. 1913)

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1830 Emily Dickinson, Amherst Mass, poet (Collected Poems), (d. 1886)

  • 1831 Alexander Conze, German archaeologist
  • 1851 Melvil[le Louis K] Dewey, created Dewey Decimal System for libraries
  • 1855 Marios Varvoglis, Greek Composer (d. 1967)
  • 1855 Henry Nicholas Ridley, West Harling Hall, Norfolk, U.K., Botanist (Malay Peninsula rubber industry)
  • 1868 Louis Victor Saar, composer
  • 1870 Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses)
  • 1870 Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)
  • 1870 Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Der de Wier Us)
  • 1870 T R McKibbin, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spinner late 19th century)
  • 1870 Mary Bonaparte, pretender to the French imperial throne (d. 1947)
  • 1872 Johann Babtist Thaller, composer
  • 1872 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (study of graves)
  • 1878 Rajaji, India's freedom fighter and the first Governor General of independent India (d. 1972)
  • 1880 Fred Immler, German actor (d. 1965)
  • 1882 Otto Neurath, Aust/Brit philosopher (Foundation of Social Sciences)
  • 1883 Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian lawyer/foreign min/UN-ambassador
  • 1884 Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian-born painter (d. 1967)
  • 1885 Janos Hammerschlag, composer
  • 1885 Mario Varvoglis, composer
  • 1886 Victor McLaglen, Tunbridge Wells, England, actor (Informer - Academy Award 1935)
  • 1886 William Booth, cricketer (Yorks all-rounder, England before WW I)
  • 1889 Ray Collins, actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1890 George Merritt, actor (I Monster, Q Planes), born in London, England

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1891 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (O the Chimneys-Nobel 1966), (d. 1970)

  • 1893 Walter Rein, composer
  • 1894 Earnest Haenchen, German new testament expert
  • 1894 Gertrud Kolmar, writer
  • 1894 Paul Dessau, composer
  • 1897 Karl H Waggerl, Austria writer (Power of Love)
  • 1898 Anton Mauve, Dutch painter
  • 1898 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [NS]
  • 1901 F Fischer, German war criminal (Breda 4)
  • 1903 George J Lewis, Guadalajara Mexico, sacotr (Don-Zorro)
  • 1903 Una Merkel, Covington Ky, actress (42nd Street, Abraham Lincoln)
  • 1903 William Plomer, Transvaal, author (Paper Houses, I Speak of Africa)
  • 1906 Walter Zinn, Kitchener Ontario, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor)
  • 1907 Amedeo Nazzari, Cagliari Sardinia Italy, actor (Lure of Sila)
  • 1907 Michael Blankfort, US, writer/producer/director
  • 1907 Rumer Godden, England, author (Thursday's Children)
  • 1907 Lucien Laurent, French footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1908 Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist
  • 1908 Olivier Messiaen, Avignon France, composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon)
  • 1910 Dennis Morgan, Prentice Wisc, actor (Dennis-21 Beacon Street)
  • 1910 Jill Summers, actress (Agatha Coronation Street)
  • 1911 Chet Huntley, Cardwell Mont, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report)
  • 1912 Rien van Nunen, Dutch actor (Spuit Elf)
  • 1912 Philip A. Hart, U.S. Senator (d. 1976)
  • 1913 Morton Gould, Richmond Hill NY, prolific composer (Verdun)
  • 1913 Harry Locke, English actor (d. 1987)
  • 1914 Dorothy Lamour, [Mary Kaumeyer], actress and singer (Road to Bali), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1917 Sultan Yahya Petra, King of Malaysia (d. 1979)
  • 1918 Anne Gwynne, Waco TX, actress (Ride 'em Cowboy, House of Frankenstein)
  • 1918 Anatoli Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (d. 1995)
  • 1919 Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson, composer
  • 1919 Alexander Courage, American composer (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Ragnhild Hveger, Denmark, 200m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936)
  • 1920 Clarice Lispector, Ukrainian-Brazilian writer (d. 1977)
  • 1922 Allen Dwight Sapp, composer
  • 1923 Abelardo Quinteros, composer
  • 1923 Harold Gould, Schenectady NY, actor (He & She, Martin-Rhoda, Big Bus)
  • 1923 Jorge Semprun, French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z)
  • 1925 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985), born in Spokane, Washington, (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Jean Byron, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, composer
  • 1926 Eddie Jones, "Guitar Slim" rocker
  • 1926 Harry Fowler, Lambeth, London, actor (Great: Isambard Kingdom Brunel), (d. 2012)
  • 1928 John Colicos, actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1928 Dan Blocker, De Kalb Texas, American actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza)
  • 1930 Clayton K Yeutter, Nebraska, US trade rep/Republican Natl chairman
  • 1932 Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Calcutta, India, Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1843 Author and religious leader Mary Baker Eddy (22) weds building contractor George Washington Glover (32) in Tilton, New Hampshire

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy

HeartWedding of Interest

1915 28th US President Woodrow Wilson marries 2nd wife Edith Galt, a descendant of native American Pocahontas

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

HeartWedding of Interest

1947 Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (30) weds bass player Ray Brown (21)

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • 1961 Dr Ruth marries Fred Westheimer
  • 1994 Former Senate Majority Leader Mitchell (61) weds sports marketing executive Heather MacLachlan (35) at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in New York City
  • 2005 "Audioslave" drummer Brad Wilk (37) weds "Seven Year Bitch" former lead vocalist Selene Vigil near the frozen waters of Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe
  • 2005 Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated model Isabeli Fontana (22) weds actor-model Henri Castelli (27) at Fort Are Joao in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2005 Rugby Star Clyde Rathbone (24) weds Carrie-Ann Leeson in South Africa
  • 2005 Gustavo Rojo's daughter and actress Ana Patricia Rojo (31) weds Andres Puentes Jr at the San Jose del Calvario church in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

2005 Country music artist Garth Brooks (43) weds singer Trisha Yearwood (41) in Claremore, Oklahoma

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 2005 Actress Jane Danson (27) weds "Brookside" actor Robert Beck (35) at Gibbon Bridge Hotel in Lancashire, England

HeartWedding of Interest

2010 Tennis player Martina Hingis (30) weds equestrian show jumper Thibault Hutin at a private civil ceremony in Paris, France

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1997 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (59) divorces Linda Joan Bork after 38 years of marriage

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 127

  • 949 Herman I, Duke of Swabia
  • 969 Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine co-Emperor (963-69), murdered
  • 1198 Averroes, Arab physician and philosopher (b. 1126)
  • 1490 Antoine Haneron, Bourgundy diplomat, dies at about 90
  • 1508 René II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1451)
  • 1524 Henry van Zutphen, Dutch Augustine/Luthern minister, burned to death
  • 1572 Cornelis Musius, Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72
  • 1595 Reynier Cant, mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 59
  • 1603 William Gilbert, Queen Elizabeth's physician, dies at 59
  • 1616 Diogo do Couto, Portuguese historian/archivist of Goa, dies at 74
  • 1618 Giulio Caccini, Italian composer
  • 1626 Edmund Gunter, English mathematician (b. 1581)
  • 1638 Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatian writer (Osman), dies at 49
  • 1665 Tarquinio Mercula, composer, dies
  • 1736 António Manoel de Vilhena, Portuguese ruler of Malta (b. 1663)
  • 1749 Gabrielle Chôtelet, [La belle Emilie], writer (Voltaire), dies at 42
  • 1770 Theophil "Gottlieb" Muffat, German court organist/composer, dies at 80
  • 1805 Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer, dies at 43
  • 1826 Benedikt Emanuel Schack, composer, dies at 68
  • 1831 Thomas Seebeck, Baltic German physicist (b. 1770)
  • 1833 Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain, composer, dies at 79
  • 1850 François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist (b. 1787)
  • 1865 King Léopold I of Belgium (b. 1790)
  • 1875 Otogaki Rengetsu, zen nun/benefactress of Tessai, dies at about 84
  • 1877 Federico Ricci, composer, dies at 68
  • 1877 Jared Kirtland, US physician/naturalist, dies
  • 1888 Mariano Obiols, composer, dies at 79
  • 1889 Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian playwright, dies at 50
  • 1890 Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, gov-gen (Net India 1861-66), dies at 84

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1896 Alfred Nobel, Swedish Nobel Prize ceremony on this date, dies at 63

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • 1904 James Cranston, cricketer (scored 16 & 15 in Test for England), dies
  • 1909 Red Cloud, Sioux indian chief, dies
  • 1910 Pablo Hernandez Salces, composer, dies at 76
  • 1911 Joseph D Hooker, British botanist, dies at 94

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1917 Sir Mackenzie Bowell, fifth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of pneumonia at 93

5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell
5th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie Bowell
  • 1920 Horace Elgin Dodge, American automobile manufacturing pioneer (b. 1868)
  • 1921 Viktor Jacobi, composer, dies at 38
  • 1926 Nikola Pašić, Kingdom of Serbia and Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes prime minister (b. 1845)
  • 1928 Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator (b. 1868)
  • 1931 Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Six Chansons), dies at 69
  • 1935 John H Aberson, 1st rector of Landbouw high school, dies at 78
  • 1936 Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Enrico IV, Nobel 1934), dies at 69
  • 1936 Robert Abel, cricketer (744 runs in 13 Tests for Eng 1888-1902), dies
  • 1938 Mario Pilati, composer, dies at 35
  • 1939 Wilhelm Grosz, composer, dies at 45
  • 1941 Colin Kelly, American pilot (b. 1915)
  • 1945 Theodor Dannecker, SS officer (b. 1913)

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1946 Damon Runyon, US journalist/writer, dies at 66

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon

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1946 Walter Johnson, great pitcher (Washington Senators), dies of a brain tumour at 59

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1949 Duncan Stewart, 2nd British Governor of Sarawak (1949), dies at 45 after being fatally stabbed in the streets of Sibu by pro-Indonesian Malay student Rosli Dhoby
  • 1951 Algernon Blackwood, English writer (b. 1869)
  • 1953 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born scholar and translator (b. 1872)
  • 1958 Juliane Gabriels, Flemish physician, dies at 72
  • 1958 Adolfo Camarillo, American horse breeder (b.1864)
  • 1959 Charles Jones, cricket batsman (WI in 4 Tests 1930-35, 63 runs), dies
  • 1959 Henri Vidal, French actor (Fabiola), dies of a heart attack at 40
  • 1965 Henry (Dixon) Cowell, US pianist/composer (Aeolian Harp), dies at 68
  • 1966 Boris Koutzen, composer, dies at 65
  • 1967 Brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere, composer, dies at 71
  • 1967 Carl Cunningham, rocker (Bar-kays), killed in a plane crash
  • 1967 Jimmy King, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
  • 1967 Otis Redding, singer (Dock of Bay), dies in plane crash at 26
  • 1967 Phalin Jones, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in plane crash
  • 1967 Ron Caldwell, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
  • 1968 Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82
  • 1968 Patsy Moran, actress (Children of the Wild), dies at 65

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1968 Thomas Merton, French/American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), accidentally electrocuted by an electric fan at 53

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
  • 1968 George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (b. 1921)
  • 1969 Franco Capuana, composer, dies at 75
  • 1969 Leigh Harline, composer, dies at 62
  • 1971 Jozef MLT Cals, Dutch min of Education/premier (1965-66), dies at 57
  • 1972 Mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78
  • 1973 Earle Foxe, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies at 81
  • 1974 Paul Richards, actor (Dr Thompson-Breaking Point), dies at 50
  • 1977 Adolph Rupp, American basketball coach (b. 1901)
  • 1978 Edward D Wood Jr, director (Plan 9), dies of heart failure at 54
  • 1978 Miura Isshu, Zen teacher, Hakuin Rinzai line, dies at 75
  • 1979 Ann Dvorak [McKim], American actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67
  • 1979 Fulton J Sheen, bishop (Life is Worth Living), dies at 84
  • 1981 John Kieran, TV host (Information Please), dies at 89
  • 1982 Freeman "Amos" Gosden, US radio actor (Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 83
  • 1982 Roy Webb, composer, dies at 94
  • 1983 Dorothy Cummings, actress (Dancing Mothers), dies at 84
  • 1983 Patrick O'Moore, actor (Jungle Gents), dies at 74
  • 1986 Kate Wolf, folksinger (Back Roads), dies of leukemia at 44
  • 1986 Susan Cabot-Roman, actress (Sorority Girl, Carnival Rock), dies
  • 1987 Jascha Heifetz, Russia, violinist, dies at 86
  • 1988 Dick Clair, comedian (Clair & McMahon, Facts of Life), dies of AIDS
  • 1988 Richard Castellano, aqctor (Honor thy Father), dies at 55
  • 1990 Armand Hammer, CEO (Occidental Petroleum), dies at 92
  • 1991 Berenice Abbott, US photographer, dies at 93
  • 1991 Greta Kempton, American artist (b. 1901)
  • 1992 Carlomagno Andrade, Equadorian general, dies
  • 1992 Dan Maskell, English tennis commentator (b. 1908)
  • 1993 Maroun Bagdadi, director/writer (Little Wars, Veiled Man), dies at 42
  • 1994 Garnett Silk, vocalist, dies at 28
  • 1994 George G F van Renesse, concert pianist/music director, dies at 85
  • 1994 Keith Joseph, British MP (C), dies
  • 1994 Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor, dies at 92
  • 1994 Alexander Wilson, Canadian athlete (b. 1905)