On This Day for 19th December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 165

  • 324 Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor.
  • 401 St Anastasius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1055 Seldjuken under Toghril Beg occupy Baghdad
  • 1154 King Henry II of England crowned
  • 1551 Dutch west coast hit by hurricane
  • 1562 Battle at Dreux: Anne de Montmorency & huguenots under Condé captured
  • 1642 4 of Tasman's crew are killed at Wharewharangi (Murderers) Bay by Māori; Tasman's ships depart without landing
  • 1686 Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years (as per Daniel Defoe)
  • 1688 King James II's wife & son flee to France
  • 1696 Jean-Francois Regnard's "Le Joueur" premieres in Paris

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1732 Benjamin Franklin under the name Richard Saunders begins publication of "Poor Richard's Almanack"

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

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1776 Thomas Paine published his 1st "American Crisis" essay, in which he wrote, "These are the times that try men's souls"

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine
  • 1777 Washington settles his troops at Valley Forge, Pa for winter
  • 1783 British government of William Pitt the Younger forms
  • 1788 Chinese troops occupy capital Thang Long Vietnam
  • 1795 1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky
  • 1823 Georgia passes 1st US state birth registration law in US
  • 1828 South Carolina declares right of states to nullify federal laws

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1835 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin approaches NZ

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1842 US recognizes independence of Hawaii

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1843 "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens is published, 6,000 copies sold

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1854 Allen Wilson of Conn patents sewing machine to sew curving seams
  • 1859 Grading started for Market Street RR
  • 1861 Battle of Black Water (American Civil War)
  • 1862 Skirmish at Jackson/Salem Church, Tenn (80 casualties)
  • 1871 Albert L Jones (NYC), patents corrugated paper
  • 1881 Opera "Hérodiade" is produced (Brussels)
  • 1884 Italy recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
  • 1887 Jake Kilrain & Jem Smith fight 106 round bare knuckle draw
  • 1888 Stanley's expedition reaches Fort Bodo, East-Africa
  • 1889 Bishop Museum founded in Hawaii
  • 1890 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Beryl Coronet" (BG)
  • 1891 1st Negro Catholic priest ordained in US, Charles Uncles, Baltimore
  • 1891 Canadian Rugby Union forms
  • 1894 Cricket day 5 1T Aus v Eng Eng 437 all out, Aus need 177 are 2-113
  • 1900 Kitchener offers protections to all Boers who will surrender and asks the Dutch community of Pretoria to convey this offer, but leaders in the field refuse to surrender; although organised military operations are largely over, the guerrilla war continues
  • 1903 Williamsburg suspension bridge opens between Brooklyn & Manhattan
  • 1904 Dawson City hockey team begins 9 day walk to get a boat to Seattle to catch a train to Ottawa to play in Stanley Cup on Jan 13 1905
  • 1907 239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania
  • 1910 1st US city ordinance requiring white & black residential areas (Balt)
  • 1910 Rayon 1st commercially produced, Marcus Hook, Penn
  • 1913 Jack Johnson fights Jim Johnson to a draw in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1916 Suriname Bauxite Company forms in Paramaribo
  • 1917 1st NHL game played on artificial ice (Toronto)
  • 1917 Quebec Bulldogs play their 1st professional hockey game
  • 1918 Robert Ripley began his "Believe It or Not" column (NY Globe)
  • 1919 American Meteorological Society found
  • 1920 1st US indoor curling rink opens (Brookline, Mass)
  • 1920 King Constantine I is restored as King of the Hellenes after the death of his son Alexander I of Greece and a plebiscite.
  • 1922 Theresa Vaughn, 24, confessed in court in Sheffield, England, to being married 61 times over 5 years in 50 cities in three countries
  • 1924 Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings
  • 1924 The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
  • 1928 1st autogyro flight in US

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1930 James Weldon Johnson resigns as executive secretary of NAACP

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson

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1931 Bradman scores 112 Australia v South Africa at cricket SCG

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1931 Joseph A Lyons (C) becomes premier of Australia
  • 1932 British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas
  • 1933 Electric Home & Farm Authority Inc, authorized
  • 1934 Japan agrees to naval treaty of 1922 & 1930
  • 1939 Russian air & ground attack against Finnish positions near Summa
  • 1941 German submarine U-574 sinks

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1941 Hitler takes complete command of German Army

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1941 US Office of Censorship created to control info pertaining to WW II
  • 1942 Robert Stroud "Birdman of Alcatraz" is transferred to Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
  • 1943 Military coup in Bolivia
  • 1945 Austrian Republic re-establishes
  • 1945 Jean Giraudoux' "La Folle de Chaillot" premieres in Paris
  • 1946 Noel Cowards musical "Pacific 1860" premieres in London

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1946 War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1947 1948 NFL Draft: Harry Gilmer from University of Alabama first pick by Washington Redskins
  • 1948 2nd political action of Java/Sumatra
  • 1948 8th largest snowfall in NYC history (15.3")
  • 1948 Cleveland Browns beats Buffalo Bills 49-7 in AAFC championship game
  • 1948 Philadelphia Eagles shutout Chicago Cards 7-0 in NFL championship game
  • 1949 Luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Gareloch, Scotland
  • 1949 WJW TV channel 8 in Cleveland, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1950 Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1950 Tibet's Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion
  • 1951 Nazi General Christiansen leaves Netherlands
  • 1952 Queen Juliana unveals statue "Docker"
  • 1953 KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes"
  • 1957 "Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances
  • 1958 1st radio broadcast from space (President Eisenhower voice "To all mankind, America's wish for Peace on Earth & Good Will to Men Everywhere")
  • 1959 1st Liberty Bowl game-Penn State beats Alabama 7-0
  • 1960 Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Brooklyn (50 die)

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1960 Frank Sinatra's 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer/Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1960 Mercury-Redstone 1A reaches 210 km in test flight

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1961 Indonesian President Sukarno proclaims general mobilization

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • 1962 Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia & Nyasaland
  • 1962 Street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission
  • 1962 Transit 5A1, 1st operational navigational satellite, launched

Electoral-defeatElectoral Victory

1965 French President De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%)

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • 1967 Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
  • 1968 WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released
  • 1971 "Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • 1971 CBS airs "Homecoming A Christmas Story," (introducing the Waltons)
  • 1971 NASA launches Intelsat 4 F-3 for COMSAT Corp

Film-release-premierFilm Premier

1971 Stanley Kubrick's X-rated film "A Clockwork Orange" starring Malcolm McDowell premieres

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 242

  • 1036 Su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher
  • 1498 Andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist
  • 1554 Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)
  • 1676 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist
  • 1683 Philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)
  • 1699 William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)
  • 1714 John Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779)
  • 1723 Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother
  • 1744 Jacobus J Cramer, priest of Holland/Zealand/West-Friesland
  • 1753 John Taylor, Virginia, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy)
  • 1778 Princess Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte, eldest child of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI (d. 1851)
  • 1779 Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, Paris France, engraver
  • 1783 Charles-Julien Brianchon, France, mathematician (Brianchon's theorem)
  • 1784 Marcus Morton, 16th and 18th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1864)
  • 1790 William Parry, England, Arctic explorer
  • 1792 [Andries] Hendrik Potgieter, Cape Colony, settled Transvaal
  • 1796 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Quel Spain, poet/comic playwright
  • 1797 Josef Theodor Krov, composer
  • 1809 Pierre-Joseph van Beneden, Belg, paleont (life cycle of tapeworms)
  • 1813 Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (ozone), born in Belfast (d. 1885)
  • 1814 Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, Ohio, US Secretary of War (1861-65)
  • 1817 James Jay Archer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1864)
  • 1819 James Clifford Veatch, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • 1821 Mary Ashton Livermore, American reformer/women's suffrage leader
  • 1824 Hercules Robinson, Ireland, South Africa Commissioner (1880-89, 1895-97)
  • 1825 George Frederick Bristow, composer
  • 1831 Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Hawaiian philanthropist (d. 1884)
  • 1832 John Kirk Barry, Scot, Dr/companion to explorer David Livingstone
  • 1836 Maria L Sanford, pioneer educator (PTA)
  • 1837 John Carpenter Carter, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1849 Henry Clay Frick, Penn, built world's largest coke & steel operation
  • 1852 A[lbert] A Michelson, Strelno Prussia, US physicist (Nobel 1907)
  • 1853 Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Quebec (d. 1942)\
  • 1861 Constance [Clara] Garnett, Brighton England, Russian-English translator
  • 1861 Italo Svevo, Trieste Austria, Italian novelist (La Coscienza di Zeno)
  • 1864 Adolf Sandberger, composer
  • 1865 Hermann Hirt, Magdeburg Prussia, linguist (Indo-European Grammar)
  • 1865 Minnie Maddern Fiske, actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1865 Tikhon Toropets, Pskov Russia, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint
  • 1869 Eduard Hermann, Coburg Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, German linguist (Homer)
  • 1875 Carter G Woodson, New Canton Va, American historian (African American studies)
  • 1876 Carlo Gatti, composer
  • 1878 Anton Lajovic, composer
  • 1879 Beals C Wright, tennis champ (US Open-1905)
  • 1879 Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer
  • 1880 Nemesio Otano y Eugenio, composer
  • 1882 Walter Braunfels, composer
  • 1883 Louis Davids, [Simon David], Dutch cabaret performer/chorus performer
  • 1883 [Francis] Barry Byrne, architect, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1884 Antonin Zapotocky, Czechoslovak president (Ceskoslovensky Spisouatel)
  • 1884 Ferdinando Liuzzi, composer
  • 1885 F S Flint, translator/poet (imagist movement), born in London, England
  • 1888 Fritz Reiner, Budapest Hungary, US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch)
  • 1890 Klaas Painter, vicar/antifascist (Occupies possession) [or 1880]
  • 1890 Klaas Schilder, Dutch theologist/vicar (Occupied Territory)
  • 1891 Edward Bernard Andre Maria Raczynski, Poland, pres-in-exile (1979-86)
  • 1894 Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner (1951-65)
  • 1894 Paul Dessau, Hamburg Germany, composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33)
  • 1894 Yoshida Isoya, Tokyo Japan, architect (modern sukiya style)
  • 1895 Ingeborg Refling-Hagen, Norwegian author/poet (Loke Saar Havre)
  • 1895 Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Jazz Player)
  • 1896 John Seldon Whale, theologian
  • 1897 Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, France, anti-Semite/nazi collaborator
  • 1901 Oliver [Hazard Perry] La Farge, anthropologist/novelist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1902 Dimitar Nenov, composer
  • 1902 Leonard Hirsch, British violinist/orchestra leader (RAF Symph Orch)

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1902 Ralph Richardson, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, actor (Anna Karenina, Doctor Zhivago), (d. 1983)

  • 1903 Cyril Dean Darlington, England, biologist (hereditary mechanisms)
  • 1903 George Davis Snell, Bradford, Massachusetts, American geneticist (H-2 gene)
  • 1903 Theo Harych, writer
  • 1905 Charles Robert Owen Medley, dancer/choreographer
  • 1906 H Allen Smith, Ill, humorist/author (Low Man on Totem Pole)

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1906 Leonid Brezhnev, Kamenskoye Ukraine, General Secretary of USSR (1964-82)

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1907 Jimmy McLarnin, former Welterweight Champion (d. 2004)
  • 1909 W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (d. 2002)
  • 1910 Jean Genet, Paris France, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks)
  • 1910 Jose Lezama Lima, poet/novelist, born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1913 William C De Vries, surgeon/inventor (artificial heart)

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1915 Edith Piaf, [E Giovanna Gassion], Paris, chanteuse (Little Sparrow), (d. 1963)

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • 1916 Adriaan van der Veen, Dutch writer (Sister at Sea)
  • 1916 Hal Hastings, orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 Mervyn Wallace, cricketer (13 Tests for NZ, latterly as capt)
  • 1917 Graham Sharp, British ice skater (d. 1995)
  • 1918 'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, Bogalusa, Louisiana, New Orleans blues singer and pianist
  • 1919 Benedict Freedman, New York, NY, novelist and mathematician (Mrs Mike), (d. 2012)
  • 1920 David Susskind, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Ragnild Hveger, Denmark, 400m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936) [NS]
  • 1920 [Little] Jimmy Dickens, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Bolt, West Virginia
  • 1921 Ludvik Podest, composer
  • 1922 Eamonn Andrews, Irish-born television presenter (d. 1987)
  • 1923 Luigi Innocenti, designer
  • 1923 Gordon Jackson, Scottish actor (d. 1990)
  • 1924 Edmund Purdom, England, actor (Asissi Underground, Pieces)
  • 1924 Peter Prowtiny, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • 1924 Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (d. 1994)

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1924 Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • 1924 Gary Morton, second husband of Lucille Ball (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Michel Tournier, French writer ( Friday, or, The Other Island), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Tankred Torst, writer
  • 1925 Robert Sherman, songwriter (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1895 Poet Robert Frost (21) weds Elinor Miriam White in Lawrence, Massachusetts

HeartWedding of Interest

1912 Author Colette (39) weds "Le Matin" newspaper editor Henri de Jouvenel

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette
  • 1919 Composer and songwriter Cole Porter (28) weds socialite Linda Lee Thomas (36)

HeartWedding of Interest

1931 Propagandist Joseph Goebbels (34) weds Magda Ritschel (30) at Günther Quandt's farm in Mecklenburg, Germany

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels

HeartWedding of Interest

1975 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (45) weds Beverly Zile

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Astronaut
Buzz Aldrin

HeartWedding of Interest

1987 Retired baseball catcher Johnny Bench (40) weds Laura Cwikowski

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • 1998 Actress Vivica A. Fox (34) weds singer Christopher Harvest at the Park Plaza in Los Angeles, California
  • 2009 Actor-singer Kevin Jonas (22) weds Danielle Deleasa (23) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1995 Queen Elizabeth askes Prince Charles & Diana to divorce

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles

Famous Deaths

  • 401 Anastasius I, Bishop of Rome (399-401), dies
  • 1075 Edith of Wessex, wife of Edward the Confessor of England
  • 1327 Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy
  • 1370 Urban V, [Guillaume de Grimoard], 1st Avignon Pope (1362-70), dies
  • 1614 Melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67
  • 1737 James Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (b. 1667)
  • 1741 Vitus J Bering, Dutch navigator/explorer, dies
  • 1749 Francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76
  • 1751 Louise of Great Britain, wife of Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1724)
  • 1798 Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, publisher (Moniteur Universel), dies at 62
  • 1800 Georg Peter Weimar, composer, dies at 66
  • 1804 Mary Bright, British PM Rockingham, dies
  • 1807 Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (b. 1723)
  • 1810 Johann Heinrich Egli, composer, dies at 68
  • 1813 James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1744)
  • 1814 Joseph Bramah, Inventor and Locksmith, notably invented the beer pump
  • 1815 Michel Woldemar, composer, dies at 65
  • 1815 Robert Hudson, composer, dies at 83
  • 1819 Sir Thomas Fremantle, British naval officer and politician (b. 1765)
  • 1823 Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer, dies at 67

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1848 Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), dies of tuberculosis at 30

Novelist Emily Brontë
Novelist
Emily Brontë
  • 1848 Adam FJA van Duyn, governor of South Holland, dies at 77
  • 1851 J M William Turner, British painter (Rain, Steam & Speed), dies at 76
  • 1867 Jean-Georges Kastner, composer, dies at 57
  • 1878 Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825)
  • 1914 Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German catholic lawyer, dies at 87
  • 1915 Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist/neurologist (Alzheimer Disease), dies at 51
  • 1925 Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer, dies at 44
  • 1930 Johnny Douglas, cricketer (soccer int, boxing gold medal), drowns
  • 1932 Yoon Bong-Gil, Korean activist (b. 1908)
  • 1933 George Jackson Churchward, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (b. 1857)
  • 1938 Stephen Warfield Gambrill, U.S. Congressman (b. 1873)
  • 1939 Eric Fogg, composer, dies at 36
  • 1939 Karl Wagenfeld, Low German writer (Lucifer, Death & Devil), dies at 70
  • 1939 Willem Benoy, Flemish actor/director (The White), dies at 57
  • 1941 L M Dovator, Russian general, dies in battle
  • 1944 Rudolph Karstadt, German entrepreneur (b. 1856)
  • 1946 Paul Langevin, French physicist (b. 1872)
  • 1951 Barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51
  • 1952 Harry Makepeace, cricketer (cricket & soccer intl for England), dies

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1953 Robert A. Millikan, American physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85

  • 1953 Rudolf Leonhard, writer, dies
  • 1957 John W Van Druten, US stage/screenwriter (I Remember Mama), dies at 56
  • 1959 Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117
  • 1966 Ehm Welk, writer, dies at 82
  • 1967 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, dies at 78
  • 1968 Norman Thomas, founder (ACLU)/Socialist Party (1926-55), dies at 84
  • 1977 Nellie Tayloe Ross, 1st woman governor, dies at 101
  • 1982 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71
  • 1982 Lawrence Collingwood, composer, dies at 95
  • 1982 Dwight Macdonald, American social critic (b. 1906)
  • 1984 Michel Magne, composer, dies at 54
  • 1984 Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (b. 1903)
  • 1986 V. C. Andrews, American author (b. 1923)
  • 1989 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist and author (Cold Comfort Farm), dies at 87
  • 1990 Basil Henson, actor (Change Partners), dies of stroke at 71
  • 1991 Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81
  • 1991 Paul Maxwell, actor (City of Fear, Freedom to Die), dies at 70
  • 1991 Joe Cole, American rock music roadie (b. 1961)
  • 1993 Anthonius AM "Ton" Kors, writer (Time of Anton de Lange), dies at 47
  • 1993 Antoon Veerman, Dutch ARP asst sect of Education (1973-75), dies at 77
  • 1993 Michael Clarke, drummer (Byrds), dies of liver failure at 49
  • 1994 Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39
  • 1995 Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados, dies at 79
  • 1995 Harold Watkinson, politician/businessman, dies at 85
  • 1995 Janet Wilder, stuntwoman, dies at 29
  • 1996 Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72
  • 1996 Ronald Howard, actor (Hunting Party, Koroshi), dies at 78
  • 1996 Yuli Borisovich Khariton, scientist, dies at 82
  • 1997 Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician, dies at 73
  • 1997 David Norman Schramm, physicist, dies at 52
  • 1997 Masaru Ibuka, co-founder (Sony Corp), dies at 89
  • 1998 Antonio Ordóñez, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1932)
  • 1998 Mel Fisher, American treasure hunter (b. 1922)
  • 1999 Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (b. 1914)
  • 2000 Rob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)
  • 2000 Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
  • 2000 John Lindsay, American politician (b. 1921)
  • 2000 Pops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)
  • 2001 Marcel Mule, French saxophonist. (b. 1901)
  • 2002 Arthur Rowley, English footballer. (b. 1926)
  • 2003 Peter Carter-Ruck, English lawyer (b. 1914)
  • 2003 Hope Lange, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 2003 Les Tremayne, English-born American actor (b. 1913)
  • 2004 Herbert C. Brown, English-born American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • 2004 Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano, dies at 82
  • 2005 Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; b. 1933)
  • 2005 Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (b. 1927)
  • 2008 James Bevel, 1960s Civil rights movement leader (b. 1936)
  • 2008 Kenny Cox, American jazz musician (b. 1940)
  • 2008 Dock Ellis, American baseball pitcher (b. 1945)
  • 2008 Carol Chomsky, American linguist and education specialist (b. 1930)
  • 2009 Hossein-Ali Montazeri, Iranian dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah (b. 1922)
  • 2009 Kim Peek, American prodigious savant and inspiration for the 1988 film Rain Man (b. 1951)
  • 2010 Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)
  • 2010 Anthony Howard, English Journalist (b. 1934)
  • 2012 Robert Bork, American legal scholar/jurist, dies from heart disease at 85
  • 2012 Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli military leader, dies from cancer at 68
  • 2012 Larry Morris, American NFL player, dies at 79