On This Day for 11th December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 187

  • 359 Honoratus, first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office.
  • 384 St Damasus I dies and ends his reign as Catholic Pope. Began reign 366
  • 1282 Llywelyn ab Gruffydd/Llywelyn the Last (b. c.1228), the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales. Reigned from 1259
  • 1419 Heretic Nicolaas Serrurier exiled from Florence
  • 1477 Duchess Maria of Burgundy ends the 'Great Privilege'
  • 1572 Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem
  • 1602 A surprise attack by forces under the command of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva. Commemorations/celebrations on Fête de l'Escalade are usually held on December 11 or the closest weekend.
  • 1618 Russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino
  • 1620 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS)

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1620 Myles Standish and a group of 18 settlers are attacked by 30 Native Americans, which became known as the "First Encounter"

Military Leader of Plymouth Colony Myles Standish
Military Leader of Plymouth Colony
Myles Standish
  • 1665 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi festival in Smyrna
  • 1688 King James II captured in Kent.
  • 1710 Battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)
  • 1719 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in north American colonies (New England)

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1730 Voltaire's "Brutus" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1792 France's King Louis XVI goes on trial, accused of high treason and crimes against the state
  • 1812 1st newspaper on Curacao (Curacao Gazette & Commercial Advertiser)
  • 1816 Citizens of Geneva thwarted Savoyard invaders
  • 1816 Indiana becomes 19th state of the Union
  • 1844 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Ct
  • 1866 1st yacht race across Atlantic Ocean
  • 1872 1st black US govenor took office, Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (La)
  • 1882 Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"
  • 1882 Victorien Sardous "Fedora" with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris
  • 1888 French Panama Canal Company fails
  • 1893 11 fishing ships wash up at Wadden Sea, 22 killed

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1901 Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian electrical inventor, sends the first transatlantic radio signal

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • 1902 The US signs a treaty with Cuba allowing for a 20 percent reduction of tariff rates on imported Cuban products
  • 1903 British forces under MacDonald & Younghusband march into Tibet
  • 1905 120°F (49°C), Rivadavia, Argentina (South American record)
  • 1905 British government of Campbell-Bannerman forms
  • 1905 A workers uprising occurs, establishing the Shuliavka Republic in Kiev.
  • 1906 US president Teddy Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo
  • 1907 New Zealand Parliament Buildings almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • 1908 Frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden" premieres
  • 1909 Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1909 Canadian Football exhibition game played in Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, Hamilton Tigers beat Ottawa Rough Riders, 11-6 before 15,000
  • 1913 "Mona Lisa", stolen from the Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered
  • 1914 Stockton Street Tunnel (SF) completed
  • 1916 David Lloyd George forms British war government
  • 1917 13 black soldiers hanged for participation in Houston riot
  • 1917 German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia
  • 1919 Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama
  • 1925 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quas Primas
  • 1926 Josephine Baker goes up in Amsterdam
  • 1926 Queensland win their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match, v NSW

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1928 Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on Pres-elect Herbert Hoover

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1928 NL Pres John Heydler proposes designated hitter for pitchers
  • 1930 Bank of the United States closes in New York City
  • 1931 Japan leaves the Gold Standard
  • 1931 Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland (Free State), and Newfoundland (which was not at that time part of Canada)
  • 1932 San Francisco's coldest day (27°F) - it snows
  • 1934 1935 All-Star Game is assigned to Cleveland
  • 1934 1st Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher unsuccessful vs Rangers
  • 1934 Ford C Frick becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1934 NL votes to permit night baseball (up to 7 games per home team)

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1936 Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the 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
  • 1937 25th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7
  • 1937 Italy withdraws from League of Nations
  • 1938 NY Giants win NFL championship
  • 1939 New anti-Jewish measures proclaimed in Poland
  • 1940 Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault
  • 1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
  • 1941 Germany & Italy declare war on USA
  • 1941 Giants acquire Johnny Mize from Cards for 3 players & $50,000
  • 1941 Japanese attack Wake Island (only failed WW II-landing)
  • 1941 Japanese occupy Guam
  • 1942 Australian/Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia
  • 1944 Surprise attack on House of Keeping Axe, 29 prisoners freed
  • 1945 Het Parool publishes 1st Captain Rob-strip

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1946 Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • 1946 Spain suspended from UN
  • 1946 UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)
  • 1947 Bob Hilliard/Carl Sigman's musical "Angel in the Wings" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • 1947 Pacific Coast League application for major league status rejected
  • 1948 WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1948 WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 Chic Bear Johnny Lujack passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chic Cards (52-29)
  • 1949 Cleveland Browns beat SF '49ers 21-7 in final AAFC championship game
  • 1949 WOAI (now KMOL) TV channel 4 in San Antonio, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1950 Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract
  • 1950 Hindemiths Concerto for clarinet, premieres

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1951 Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1953 KTVA TV channel 11 in Anchorage (CBS) becomes Alaska's 1st TV station
  • 1954 Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
  • 1954 USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va
  • 1956 Anti-Russian demonstrations in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland
  • 1958 4th (last) Dutch government of Drees falls
  • 1958 Archibald MacLeish's "JB" premieres in NYC
  • 1958 Upper Volta (now Bourkina Faso) gains autonomy from France

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1959 Yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris

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1959 Emilio G. Segrè publishes his discovery of the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • 1960 Black Sunday - Riot in Algiers, 114 die

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1960 Coleman/Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in NYC

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Comedienne/Actress
Lucille Ball
  • 1960 Cleveland's Bernie Parrish sets club record for longest interception return with a 92 yard run
  • 1961 "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes released
  • 1961 Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes in Israel

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1961 Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 20 wks

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

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1961 JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

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1964 Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 209

  • 1465 Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)

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1475 Pope Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Florence, Italy (1513-21), (d. 1521)

Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X
  • 1566 Manuel Cardoso, composer
  • 1676 Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer
  • 1709 Louise Elisabeth of Orléans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1742)
  • 1712 Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)

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1725 George Mason, Fairfax County Virginia, American statesman (Bill of Rights)

American Statesman George Mason
American Statesman
George Mason
  • 1757 Charles Wesley, composer
  • 1758 Carl Friedrich Zelter, composer
  • 1761 Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (d. 1835)
  • 1781 David Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope)
  • 1783 Max von Schenkendorf, German poet
  • 1793 Pietro Coppola, composer
  • 1797 Hiram Paulding, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1878)
  • 1801 Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German dramatist, born in Detmold, Lippe (d. 1836)
  • 1803 Hector Berlioz, French composer (d. 1869)
  • 1810 Alfred de Musset, writer (Un Caprice, Bettine), born in Paris, France
  • 1823 Yury Nikolayevich Golitsin, composer
  • 1835 Adolf Stoecker, German anti semite/PM
  • 1836 Jan Boissevain, Dutch politician/ship owner
  • 1838 Emil Rathenau, German industrialist (AEG)
  • 1838 Whitney Eugene Thayer, composer
  • 1840 Kemal Bey, Turkey, poet/author (Fatherland-1872)

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1843 Robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, cholera, Nobel 1905)

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Microbiologist
Robert Koch
  • 1849 Ellen Key, Swedish theory/author/feminist (Courageous Woman)
  • 1855 Julian Edwards, composer
  • 1856 Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist
  • 1858 Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian theatre director (d. 1943)

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1863 Annie Jump Cannon, Dover Delware, US stellar spectroscopist (Harvard-classification)

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon
Astronomer
Annie Jump Cannon
  • 1868 Ernst Henrik Ellberg, composer
  • 1873 Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician (d. 1967)
  • 1874 Paul Wegener, German actor/director (Student of Prag)
  • 1876 Mieczyslaw Karlowicz, composer
  • 1880 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (d. 1951)
  • 1882 Fiorello La Guardia, (Mayor-R- 1933-45), born in NYC, New York
  • 1882 Max Born, Germany, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954)
  • 1882 Subramanya Bharathy, Indian poet (d. 1921)
  • 1889 Paul Kornfeld, writer
  • 1889 Walter Knott, American farmer (d. 1981)

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1890 Carlos Gardel, Buenos Aires, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango (d. 1935)

  • 1892 Leo Ornstein, Kremenchug Russia, composer (Bio in Sonata Form)
  • 1896 Georgi K Zjukov, Russian minister of Defense (WW II) [OS-Dec 2]
  • 1898 Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn)
  • 1899 Vera von der Heydt, psychoanalyst
  • 1904 Joe Coral, bookmaker
  • 1904 Marge, American cartoonist (d 1993)
  • 1905 Eugen Fink, German philosopher
  • 1905 Gilbert Roland, [Luis Alonso], Juarez Mex, actor (Juarez, Barbarosa)
  • 1905 Koos van de Griend, composer
  • 1905 Robert Henriques, English writer (d. 1967)
  • 1906 Birago Diop, Senegalees writer/ambassador (Leurres et Lueurs)
  • 1907 Norbert Rosseau, composer
  • 1908 Elliott Cook Carter Jr, composer (Tom & Lily), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1909 Ronald McKie, Australian author (d. 1991)
  • 1909 John Wyer, English sports car racing team manager (d. 1989)
  • 1910 Robert Grieve, civil servant
  • 1910 Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter (d. 1937)
  • 1911 Nagib Machfus, Egyptian writer (Nobel 1988)
  • 1911 Vincent Henry Kemp, poet
  • 1912 Carlo Ponti, Magenta, Lombardy, Italian producer (Marriage Italian Style, Doctor Zhivago)
  • 1913 Jean Marais, Cherbourgh France, actor (Donkey Skin, Orpheus)
  • 1915 Anna van Beers, [Graeve], actress (A Woman like Eve)
  • 1916 Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban-born bandleader (d. 1989)

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1918 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Kislovodsk, Russia, writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970), (d. 2008)

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 1919 Marie Windsor, [Emily Marie Bertelson], Utah, American actress (Double Deal)
  • 1920 Eddy Firestone, actor (Eddy-Mixed Doubles), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1921 Maila Nurmi, Petsamo Finland, actress (Vampira)
  • 1922 Grace Paley, writer (1970 Arts & Letters Award)
  • 1922 Peter Birch, choreographer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1922 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Dilip Kumar, Indian actor
  • 1923 Betsy Blair, actress (Marty)
  • 1925 Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1926 Big Mama Thornton, blues singer (Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt)
  • 1927 Stein Eriksen, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1952), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2015)
  • 1927 John Buscema, American comics artist (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Tomas Gutierrez Alea, filmmaker
  • 1929 S P "Fergie" Gupte, cricketer (brilliant Indian leg-spinner)
  • 1930 Jean-Louis Trintignant, France, actor/director (Man & a Woman, Z)
  • 1930 Leonard Friedman, violinist
  • 1930 Chus Lampreave, Spanish actress
  • 1931 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, leader B-sect/guru of rich
  • 1931 Richard Devon, actor (Battle of Blood Island), born in Glendale, California

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1931 Rita Moreno, [Rosita Dolores Alverío], Humacao, Puerto Rico, singer, dancer and actress (West Side Story)

Singer/Dancer/Actress Rita Moreno
Singer/Dancer/Actress
Rita Moreno
  • 1932 Anne Heywood, [Violet Pretty], Engl, Miss GB (1949)/actress (Brain)
  • 1932 Wynn Irwin, actor (Lotsa Luck, Sugar Time), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Earnest P van Altena, author/interpreter (Chansons van Earnest)
  • 1933 Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., Filipino politician
  • 1934 Salim Durani, cricketer (successful Indian batsman of 60's)
  • 1935 Femke Boersma, Dutch actress (Verjaring, Pastorale 1943)
  • 1935 Ferdinand A. Porsche, Stuttgart, Germany, car designer (Porsche 911), (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Ron Carey, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1935 Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician
  • 1936 Hans van den Broek, Dutch foreign minister (-1992)
  • 1936 Taku Yamasaki, Japanese politician
  • 1937 Adrian J Vlok, South African NP-minister of Law & Order (1986- )
  • 1937 Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), born in Grayling, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Enrico Macias, Algerian-born French singer
  • 1938 McCoy Tyner, American jazz pianist
  • 1939 David Gates, rock vocalist (Bread-Baby I'm A Want You), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Famous Weddings

  • 1946 "Bill Haley & His Comets" rock and roll musician Bill Haley (21) weds Dorothy Crowe

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1993 Canada's PM Stephen Harper (34) weds Laureen Teskey (30)

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper

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1999 Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane marries Rhona Gemmell

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
  • 2010 "Good Charlotte" lead vocalist Joel Madden (31) weds fashion designer and actress Nicole Richie (30) at Beverly Hills, California
  • 2010 Actress Joanna Garcia (32) weds New York Yankees` Nick Swisher (31) at Breakers Hotel & Resort in Palm Beach, Florida

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 103

  • 711 Justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42
  • 1121 Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066)
  • 1226 Robert de Ros, English politician (b. 1177)
  • 1282 Michael VIII, Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1259-82), dies
  • 1524 Henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake
  • 1532 Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455)
  • 1573 Alardus/Eilard de Waterlant, duke of Alva, hanged
  • 1582 Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, marquis of Soria, dies at about 75
  • 1595 Philip III van Croij, prince of Chimay/general, dies at 69
  • 1610 Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, buried at 32
  • 1610 Forges Dimitri 2, Tsar of Russia, murdered
  • 1686 Louis II Condé, duke of Bourbon, dies at 65
  • 1694 Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (b. 1630)
  • 1718 Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot dead invading Norway at Fortress of Fredriksten
  • 1737 John Strype, English historian (b. 1643)
  • 1747 Edmund Curll, English bookseller (b. ca. 1675)
  • 1748 Ewald G von Kleist, German lawyer/inventor of condensator, dies at 55
  • 1756 Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king, dies
  • 1797 Richard Brocklesby, English physician (b. 1722)
  • 1817 Max von Schenkendorf, German poet, dies at 34
  • 1831 John George Schetky, composer, dies at 55
  • 1840 Emperor Kokaku of Japan (b. 1771)
  • 1847 Moritz Grave von Strachwitz, German poet, dies at 25
  • 1857 Francois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze, composer, dies at 73
  • 1872 Kamehameha V, Hawaiian king (b. 1830)
  • 1880 Oliver Fisher Winchester, American businessman and politician (b. 1810)
  • 1891 Johan C J van Schagen, Dutch poet/writer (Narrenwijsheid), dies
  • 1892 William Milligan, Scottish theologian (b. 1821)
  • 1899 Andrew Wauchope, British Major-General, dies in Battle of Magersfontein in the Boer war, South Africa. Another British Major, The Marquess of Winchester also killed.
  • 1902 Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica), dies at 68
  • 1903 Patrick McShane, cricket player/ump (1884-85 Ashes series), dies
  • 1909 Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet (b. 1855)
  • 1911 Thomas Ball, US sculptor/painter/singer, dies at 92
  • 1918 Ivan Cankar, Slavic author (Hlapec Jernej), dies at 42
  • 1930 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German war theorist/historian, dies at 81
  • 1933 Emile C Wauters, Belgian painter (Van der Goes Klooster), dies at 87
  • 1941 John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (b. 1922)
  • 1941 Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician (b. 1856)
  • 1942 Franz C. Schmelkes, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), a disinfectant, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • 1945 Charles Fabry, French physicist (b. 1867)
  • 1950 Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1893)
  • 1955 Franz Adolf Syberg, composer, dies at 51
  • 1955 Johan C Altorf, sculptor (October 3 Monument), dies at 79
  • 1959 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player (b. 1900)
  • 1964 Percy Kilbride, actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76
  • 1964 Sam Cooke, US soul musician ('A Change is Gonna Come') shot to death at 33
  • 1967 Howard Freeman, actor (Double Dynamite), dies after illness in NYC
  • 1967 Richard Stohr, composer, dies at 93
  • 1967 Victor De Sabata, composer, dies at 75
  • 1968 Nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59
  • 1971 Maurice "Mac" McDonald, American fast-food pioneer (b. 1902)
  • 1972 John Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies
  • 1972 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Zolushka), dies at 66
  • 1974 Reed Hadley, actor (Racket Squad, Public Defender), dies at 63
  • 1975 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (b. 1908)
  • 1978 Vincent du Vigneaud, American chemist and Nobel laureate (b. 1901)
  • 1978 Paul O'Dea, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 1979 Claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66
  • 1979 James J. Gibson, American perceptual psychologist (b. 1904)
  • 1983 Szymon Laks, composer, dies at 82
  • 1983 Sir Neil Ritchie, British General (b. 1897)
  • 1984 George Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90
  • 1984 Oskar Seidlin, German-born American scholar (b. 1911)
  • 1986 Paul Keenan, actor (Summer Fantasy), dies at 30
  • 1987 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (b. 1923)
  • 1989 Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (b. 1895)
  • 1990 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker, dies at 92
  • 1991 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Prof (Swedish Academy), dies
  • 1991 Daniel Simon Scott, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 71
  • 1991 Robert Q Lewis, US comic/TV panel member (RQL Show), dies at 70
  • 1992 Michael Robbins, actor (Lunch Hour, On the Buses), dies at 62
  • 1993 Ales Gartner, Slavic ski trainer of Norway, dies at 45
  • 1993 Eliva "Elvire" Popesco, Romanian/French actress (Le roi), dies at 99
  • 1994 Stanislaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major (WW II), dies at 102
  • 1994 Yao Yilin, Vice PM of China (1979), dies
  • 1994 Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
  • 1995 Arthur Mullard, comedian, dies at 82
  • 1995 John Heawood, actor singer/choreographer (Pleasure Garden), dies at 75
  • 1995 Robert Shelton (Shapiro), journalist, dies at 69
  • 1996 Herbert Sally Frankel, economist, dies at 93
  • 1996 Robert Bromston Thesiger Daniell, soldier, dies at 95
  • 1996 W G G Duncan-Smith, fighter pilot, dies at 82
  • 1996 William George Rushton, actor (TW3)/author/cartoonist, dies at 59
  • 1997 Kenneth WIlliam Gatland, aerospace scientist, dies at 73
  • 1998 André Lichnerowicz, Polish-French physicist (b. 1915)
  • 1998 Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot) (b. 1968)
  • 2000 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (b. 1915)
  • 2000 David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2003 Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian writer (b. 1927)
  • 2004 Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand running coach (b. 1917)
  • 2004 M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (b. 1916)
  • 2004 José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (b. 1962)
  • 2006 Elizabeth Bolden, American, oldest verified person in the world at the time of her death (b. 1890)
  • 2007 Christie Hennessy, Irish singer (b. 1945)
  • 2007 Grace Paley, American writer (b. 1922)
  • 2007 Ashleigh Aston Moore, Canadian Actress (b. 1981)

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2008 Bettie Page, American Playboy pin-up model, dies at 85

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page
  • 2008 Maddie Blaustein, American voice actress (b. 1960)
  • 2010 Dick Hoerner, American football player (b. 1922)

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2012 Ravi Shankar, Indian musician, dies at 92

Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar