On This Day for 12th December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 188

  • 627 Battle at Nineveh: Byzantine emperor Heraclius beats Perzen
  • 1098 1st Crusaders capture & plunder Mara Syria
  • 1408 Order of the Dragon: The Order of the Dragon was first created on December 12, 1408 by Emperor Sigismund, then King of Hungary, and his wife Queen Barbara of Celje following the battle for possession of Bosnia.
  • 1474 Isabella crowns herself queen of Castile & Aragon
  • 1479 Jews are expelled from Schlettstadt Alsace by Emperor Frederick III
  • 1524 Pope Clement VII approves Organization of Jewish Community of Rome
  • 1527 Composer Adrian Willaert moves from Milan to Venice
  • 1653 English "Barebones" Parliament ends
  • 1677 Brandenburgs army occupies Stettin
  • 1700 Utrecht/Overijssel/Buren/Leerdam/Ijsselstein adopt Gregorian calendar
  • 1715 Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund [NS=12/23]
  • 1769 Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee

Constitution of the United States

1787 Pennsylvania becomes 2nd state to ratify US constitution

  • 1791 Bank of US opens

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1792 In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn

  • 1800 Washington, D.C. established as capital of US
  • 1812 French invasion of Russia comes to an end.
  • 1822 Mexico officially recognized as an independent nation by US
  • 1858 1st Canadian coins circulated (1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent & 20 cent)
  • 1862 Battle of Dumfries, Virginia
  • 1862 Naval Engagement at Yazoo River, MS (USS CAIRO torpedoed)
  • 1870 Joseph Rainey (SC) became 1st black sworn into House of Reps
  • 1871 Jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum
  • 1878 Joseph Pulitzer begins publishing "St Louis Dispatch"
  • 1884 1st Test match played at the Adelaide Oval
  • 1897 Anti-Jewish violence breaks out in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1897 Rudolph Dirks' 1st Katzenjammer cartoon strip in NY Journal
  • 1897 Belo Horizonte, the first planned city of Brazil, is founded.
  • 1898 1st 1st-class game between NSW & Tasmania
  • 1899 1st case of plague on Oahu, Hawaii
  • 1899 George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee
  • 1900 National Negro Anthem, "Lift Every Voice & Sing", composed

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1901 Guglielmo Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio signal, from Poldhu in Cornwall to Newfoundland

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • 1903 Roger Casement completes report about abuses in Belgian Congo
  • 1904 CMS McClellan's "Leah Kleschna" premieres in NYC
  • 1906 Oscar Straus, 1st Jewish US government member, appointed Secretary of Commerce
  • 1908 4th Australasian Championships: Fred Alexander beats Alfred Dunlop (3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3)
  • 1911 Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.
  • 1912 R Friml/O Harbach's musical "Firefly" premieres in NYC
  • 1913 Hebrew language officially used to teach in Palestinian schools
  • 1914 The largest one-day percentage drop in the history of Dow Jones Industrial Average, down 24.39%.
  • 1915 1st all-metal aircraft (Junkers J-1) test flown at Dessau, Germany
  • 1915 Aristide Briand forms French war government
  • 1915 Russian troops overrun Hamadan, Persia
  • 1917 French troop train derails in French Alps killing 543
  • 1917 Rev Edward Flanagan forms Boys Town outside Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1920 Maurice Ravels ballet "La Valse" premieres in Paris
  • 1924 Spanish troops leave Morocco
  • 1925 Arthur Heinman coins term "motel"; opens Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo
  • 1925 Last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rezā Shāh Pahlavi takes over
  • 1926 Leningrad: premier of Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Piano concert
  • 1928 Nichols/Browne's "Wings over Europe" premieres in NYC
  • 1930 Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book
  • 1930 Baseball changes rule, ball bounces into stands not a HR, now a double
  • 1930 Start of the 1st Australia v West Indies Test (at Adelaide)
  • 1931 Japanese government of Imukai forms
  • 1932 S N Behrman's "Biography" premieres in NYC
  • 1932 USSR & China resume diplomatic relations

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1933 Eddie Shore hits Toronto Maple Leaf star Ace Bailey from behind, fracturing his skull and ending his career

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore

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1936 Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1936 1937 NFL Draft: Sam Francis from University of Nebraska first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1937 NBC & RCA sends 1st mobile-TV vans onto the streets of NY
  • 1937 Washington Redskins win NFL championship
  • 1937 Japanese aircraft shell & sink US gunboat Panay on Yangtze River in China. (Japan apologized & eventually paid US $2.2M in reparations)
  • 1937 1938 NFL Draft: Corbett Davis from University of Indiana first pick by Cleveland Rams
  • 1939 Russ Indigirka capsizes in blizzard off Japanese coast; 750 die
  • 1940 British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani
  • 1941 European reservists on Java mobilize
  • 1941 German occupying army do a house search in Paris looking for Jews
  • 1941 Russian 20th army recaptures Soljetsjnogorsk
  • 1942 German offensive in South Western Stalingrad
  • 1942 A fire in a hostel in St. John's, Newfoundland, kills 100 people.
  • 1945 Special Court of justice convicts Dutch Nazi leader Mussert to death
  • 1946 Ice plant collapses, shearing a tenement building & burying 38
  • 1946 Tide detergent introduced

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1946 UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D. Rockefeller Jr

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • 1947 United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL
  • 1948 Malayan Emergency: Batang Kali Massacre - 14 members of the Scots Guards stationed in Malaysia allegedly massacre 24 unarmed civilians and set fire to the village.
  • 1949 AL votes 7-1 rejecting legalizing the spitball
  • 1950 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)
  • 1950 Baseball owners vote to drop 4-year old bonus & high school rule
  • 1952 Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, last original team
  • 1953 Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane
  • 1955 1st prototype of hovercraft patented by British engineer Christoper Cockerell
  • 1956 Commencement of the Irish Republican Army's Border Campaign.
  • 1957 Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo
  • 1957 US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)
  • 1957 Willem J Kolff and his team at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic removed the heart from a dog and replaced it with a pneumatic pump which kept the dog alive for 90 minutes, proving the viability of the artificial heart
  • 1958 Dutch social democratic party-ministers/premier Drees dismissed
  • 1958 Fergie Gupte takes 9-102 with leggies v W Indies at Kanpur
  • 1959 UN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established
  • 1959 10th Formula One WDC: Jack Brabham wins by four points
  • 1961 Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36

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1961 Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstraters arrested in Albany Ga

Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1963 Argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Juan Peron
  • 1963 Frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped
  • 1963 Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK
  • 1964 Cleveland Browns' Frank Ryan sets club record of 5 TD passes
  • 1964 Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 250

  • 1298 Albert II of Austria (d. 1358)
  • 1418 Albert VI of Austria (d. 1463)
  • 1574 Anne of Denmark, daughter of Danish King Frederik II and Queen Consort of James I of England (d. 1619)
  • 1579 Heinrich Steuccius, composer
  • 1610 Saint Vasilije (d. 1671)
  • 1630 Olof Rudbeck, composer
  • 1659 Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739)
  • 1660 Peter Rabus, poet/translator (Liberated Britanje)
  • 1673 Ahmed III, 23rd sultan (Turkey, 1703-30)
  • 1685 Lodovico Giustini, composer
  • 1712 Charles Alexander, Duke of Lotharingen
  • 1715 Gennaro Manna, composer

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1724 Samuel Hood, Butleigh, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral, (d. 1816)

British Admiral Samuel Hood
British Admiral
Samuel Hood
  • 1731 Erasmus Darwin, Newark-on-Trent, U.K., influential English physician, poet, philosopher, and botanist (and grandfather of Charles Darwin)

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1745 John Jay, New York, NY, American statesman, 1st US Chief Justice

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • 1779 Madeleine Sophie Barat, French saint (d. 1865)
  • 1783 Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (d. 1865)
  • 1786 William L. Marcy, American statesman (d. 1857)
  • 1791 Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria, second wife of Napoleon (d. 1847)
  • 1792 Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter
  • 1799 Karl Briullov, Russian painter (d. 1852)
  • 1801 Johann (John), King of Saxony (1854-73) (translated Divina Commedia)
  • 1805 Henry Wells, founder (American Express Co & Wells Fargo & Co)
  • 1806 Stand Watie, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1871)
  • 1818 Paul Octave Hebert, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • 1821 Gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary)
  • 1830 Joseph Orville Shelby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • 1832 Abraham C Wertheim, Dutch banker/MP (liberal)
  • 1833 Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica)
  • 1835 Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer
  • 1838 Sherburne W Burnham, US, astronomer (binary stars)
  • 1845 Bruce Price, American architect (d. 1903)
  • 1848 William Vanderbilt, yachtsman (donated Vanderbilt Cup)
  • 1859 Edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners)
  • 1859 Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers)

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1863 Edvard Munch, Løten, Norway, painter/print maker (The Scream), (d. 1944)

Painter and Print Maker Edvard Munch
Painter and Print Maker
Edvard Munch
  • 1864 Paul Elmer More, American essayist (d. 1937)
  • 1866 Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913)
  • 1870 Walter Benona Sharp, American oil baron (d. 1912)
  • 1874 Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa)
  • 1875 Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian
  • 1875 Karl R G von Rundstedt, German gen-fieldmarshal (Normandy)
  • 1876 Alvin Kraenzlein, Olympic gold medalist (d. 1928)
  • 1879 Friedrich Christiansen, nazi commander Wehrmacht Netherland
  • 1879 Laura Hope Crews, US, actress (Camille, Gone with the Wind)
  • 1879 Percy Fletcher, composer
  • 1882 Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (openings theory)
  • 1886 Owen Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (She Done Him Wrong)
  • 1887 Kurt Magnus Atterberg, composer
  • 1889 Vaclav Stepan, composer
  • 1892 Herman Potočnik aka Hermann Noordung, Slovenian rocket engineer (d. 1929)
  • 1893 Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], Romania, actor (10 Commandments)
  • 1896 Eslanda Goode, US anthropology/author under Paul Robeson
  • 1900 Sammy Davis, Sr., American dancer (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Howard Koch, screenwriter
  • 1902 Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter (d. 2003)
  • 1903 Enid Balint-Edmonds, psychoanalyst
  • 1904 Jim Christy, righty cricket batter (Transvaal, Queensland & South Africa)
  • 1905 Manès Sperber, Austrian-born writer (d. 1984)
  • 1906 William C Pahlmann, interior decorator (4 Season restaurant, NYC)
  • 1907 F van Heek, Dutch sociologist
  • 1907 Fred Elizalde, composer
  • 1907 Roy Douglas, English composer and arranger (Tomorrow We Live-At Dawn We Die)
  • 1909 Armand H F Boni, the Good One, Flemish poet/writer
  • 1909 Karen Morley, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1911 Anna Russell, composer
  • 1912 Yusef Bedri, educationist
  • 1913 Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park)
  • 1913 Hal Dickinson, singer (Modernaires)
  • 1913 Stanley Bate, composer
  • 1914 Denis Begbie, cricketer (South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50)

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1915 Frank Sinatra, Hoboken New Jersey, American singer/actor (old blue eyes), (d. 1998)

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer/Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1917 Edward Firth Henderson, arabist
  • 1918 Joe Williams [Joseph Goreed], Cordele, Georgia, American jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues)
  • 1918 Nilda Pinto, [NM Geerdink-Jesurun P], Curacao writer (Nanzi)
  • 1919 Olivia Barclay, English astrologer (d. 2001)
  • 1919 Dan DeCarlo, American cartoonist (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Fred Kida, American comics artist, (d. 2014)
  • 1922 Arthur R Hawkins, US pilot/capt (WW II, downed 14 jap planes)
  • 1923 Bob Barker, American TV game show host (The Price is Right, Truth or Consequences), born in Darrington, Washington
  • 1923 Ken Kavanagh, Australian racing driver
  • 1924 Ed Koch, lawyer and politician (NY Mayor (D) 1977-89), Judge (People's Court), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Francis Miroglio, composer
  • 1924 Nevit Kodali, composer
  • 1924 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer
  • 1925 Cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor
  • 1925 D G "Dattu" Phadkar, cricketer (pace bowling all-rounder for India)
  • 1925 Ghulam Guard, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959)
  • 1925 Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer
  • 1925 Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (d. 2000)
  • 1927 Robert Noyce, American inventor (d. 1990)
  • 1928 Helen Frankenthaler, NY, abstract expressionist artist (Arden)
  • 1928 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1928 Chinghiz Aitmatov, Soviet-born Kyrgyz writer (Jamila)
  • 1929 Doug Ford, cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's)
  • 1929 John Osborne, England, playwright (Look Back in Anger, Luther-TONY 1964)
  • 1929 Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese musician
  • 1930 Friedrich Voss, composer
  • 1930 Bill Beutel, American journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Lionel Blair, choreographer (Spotlight), born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1957 Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis

HeartWedding of Interest

1991 Actor Richard Gere (42) weds supermodel Cindy Crawford (25) in Las Vegas

  • 1998 TV personality Melissa Rivers (30) weds horse breeder John Endicott at The Plaza Hotel in New York City
  • 2001 Actress Ashley Judd (33) weds race car driver Dario Franchetti (28) at Skibo Castle in Scotland
  • 2005 Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger (36) weds country-music heartthrob singer Kenny Chesney (37) for the reason of fraud after 4 months of marriage
  • 2008 Fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger (57) weds former model Dee Ocleppo in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 2012 Basketball player Amare Stoudemire (30) weds Alexis Welch in Manhattan
  • 2014 E! news anchor Jason Kennedy (33) weds fashion journalist and blogger Lauren Scruggs (26) at the Four Seasons Resort in Dallas, Texas

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 131

  • 884 Carloman, co-king of France (879, 882-884), dies
  • 1112 Tancred, monarch of Galilea/Edessa/Antioch, dies
  • 1204 Maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], Span/Egyptian rabbi, dies at 69
  • 1212 Geoffrey, Archbishop of York
  • 1263 Hakon IV, Gamli, King of Norway (1217-63), dies

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1574 Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524)

Ottoman Sultan Selim II
Ottoman Sultan
Selim II
  • 1586 Stefan Batory, King of Poland (b. 1533)
  • 1600 John Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies
  • 1677 Jacob Binckes/Benckes, Dutch admiral (Chatham), dies in battle
  • 1685 John Pell, English mathematician (b. 1610)
  • 1751 Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English statesman and philosopher (b. 1678)
  • 1754 Wu Jingzi, Chinese writer (b. 1701)
  • 1766 Johann Christoph Gottsched, German writer (b. 1700)
  • 1772 Johann Gottfried Seyfert, composer, dies at 41
  • 1777 Albrecht von Haller, Swiss physician/biologist/author, dies at 69
  • 1777 Reverend Benjamin Russen, executed at Tyburn England for rape
  • 1788 Joseph Gibbs, composer, dies at 88
  • 1789 John Ponsonby, Irish politician (b. 1713)
  • 1790 Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (b. 1733)
  • 1812 John Malchair, composer, dies at 82
  • 1817 Emperor Tekle Giyorgis I of Ethiopia, (b. about 1751)
  • 1836 Giuseppe Farinelli, composer, dies at 67
  • 1843 Willem I Frederik, King of Netherlands (1814-40), dies at 71
  • 1858 Jacques Viger, antiquarian and archeologist, first mayor of Montreal (b. 1787)
  • 1872 Willem A Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician, dies at 72
  • 1877 Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice, dies at 48
  • 1880 Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry), dies at 83

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1889 Robert Browning, English poet (Ring & Book), dies at 77

  • 1889 Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1804)

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1894 Sir John Thompson, fourth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a sudden heart attack at 49

4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson
4th Prime Minister of Canada
John Thompson
  • 1912 Luitpold von Bayern, prince-regent of Bayern, dies at 91
  • 1913 Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia (b. 1844)
  • 1914 Watkins Lewis Africa American lynched in Shrevport, Louisiana
  • 1920 Olive Schreiner, South Afr writer (Healing Imagination), dies at 75
  • 1920 Paul Lacome, composer, dies at 82
  • 1921 Henrietta Leavitt, cepheid period-luminosity relation discover, dies
  • 1923 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Ball du Comte), dies at 20
  • 1926 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77
  • 1927 Heinrich Reitsch, composer, dies at 67
  • 1929 Charles Goodnight, American cattle baron (b. 1836)
  • 1932 Egon Richter, writer, dies
  • 1933 Theodore Moses Tobani, composer, dies at 78
  • 1934 Thorleif Haug, Norwegian Nordic skier (b. 1894)
  • 1937 Alfred Abel, actor (Dr Mabuse, Metropolis), dies at 57
  • 1939 Douglas Fairbanks, actor (The Mark of Zorro, 3 Musketeers, Robin Hood), dies at 56
  • 1941 Cesar Basa, Philippine Air Force and World War II hero (b. 1915)
  • 1951 Mildred Bailey, American jazz singer (b. 1907)
  • 1952 Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist and linguist (b. 1879)
  • 1956 Lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83
  • 1957 Robert Frank Kurka, composer, dies at 35
  • 1959 Russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 79
  • 1961 Daiun Sogaku Harada, Zen founder of Sanbo Kyodan lineage, dies at 91
  • 1962 Sid Saylor, actor (Wally-Waterfront), dies at 67
  • 1963 Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese film director (b. 1903)
  • 1964 H I "Sailor" Young, cricketer (left-arm bowler Eng v Aust 1899), dies
  • 1965 Johnny Lee, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 67
  • 1968 Tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65
  • 1968 Walter Robins, cricketer (19 Tests for England 64 wkts), dies
  • 1970 Louis Zimmer, Flem clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82
  • 1970 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (b. 1889)
  • 1971 David Sarnoff, US TV pioneer (RCA), dies at 80
  • 1971 Frank Wolff, actor (Erotic Illusion, Last Gun), commits suicide at 43
  • 1971 Jack Barnhill, Northern Ireland senator, assassinated
  • 1971 John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Dog of Pavlov), dies at 47
  • 1976 Jack Cassidy, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She), dies at 49
  • 1976 Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist (b. 1890)
  • 1977 Baroness Clementine Spencer-Churchill (nee Hozier), widow of Sir Winston, dies at 92
  • 1978 Clifton Chenier, US accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at 53
  • 1978 Fay Compton, actress (Othello), dies at 74
  • 1980 Jean Lesage, politician, premier of Quebec (b. 1912)
  • 1985 Anne Baxter, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel), dies at 62
  • 1985 Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist/road mgr (Rolling Stones), dies at 47
  • 1987 Louis de Meester, composer, dies at 83
  • 1987 Enrique Jorrín, Cuban musician and composer (b. 1926)
  • 1988 John Canning, NY Post managing editor, dies at 56
  • 1988 Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano, American Mafia figure (b. 1917)
  • 1991 Eleanor Boardman, actor (Crowd), dies in at 93
  • 1991 Ken Keltner, US baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 75
  • 1991 Lex Karsemeijer, Dutch tenor/choral dir (Sweet 16, Pro Musica), dies
  • 1992 Bernard CJ Lievegoed, Dutch anthroposopher (Free College), dies at 87
  • 1992 Jasu Patel, cricketer (29 wkts for India, best 9-69 v Aust), dies
  • 1992 Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)
  • 1993 Gerard "Ge" Nabrink, Dutch anarchist/NVSH-founder, dies at 90
  • 1993 Jeremiah Sullivan, actor (Soldier, Double-Stop), dies of AIDS at 58
  • 1993 Jozsef Antall, historian/premier of Hungary (1990-93), dies at 61
  • 1994 Antoine Pinay, French PM (1952)/foreign minister, dies at 102
  • 1994 Donna J. Stone, poet, dies of heart failure at 61
  • 1994 Herman H Felderhof, radio-announcer/head (NRU/NOS Radio), dies at 83
  • 1994 John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer, dies at 68
  • 1994 Stuart Allen Roosa, astronaut (Apollo 14), dies of pancreatitis at 46
  • 1995 Andrew Olle, broadcaster, dies at 48
  • 1995 David Lincoln Lightbown, politician, dies at 63
  • 1995 David Saul Marshall, diplomat lawyer/politician, dies at 97
  • 1995 James Altgens, JFK assassination photographer, dies at 76
  • 1995 Lindsay Oliver John Boynton, furniture historian, dies
  • 1995 Mary Bruce, dance Teacher, dies at 95
  • 1995 Mohyedin Alempour, tajik artist/journalist, dies at 50
  • 1996 Gerald Ian Lacey, architect/town planner, dies at 70
  • 1996 Jack Perry, businessman, dies at 81
  • 1996 Jean-Pierre Guerlain, cosmetics pioneer, dies at 91