On This Day for 24th December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 119

  • 563 The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes.
  • 640 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1046 Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
  • 1294 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII
  • 1476 400 Burgundian soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy
  • 1515 Thomas Wolsey appointed Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1565 Compromise of the Nobles in Habsburg Netherlands closes against inquisition
  • 1568 Uprising of Moriscos in Granada
  • 1593 Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed
  • 1651 John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope
  • 1715 Swedish troops occupy Norway

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1777 Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook
  • 1798 Russia & Britain sign Second anti-French Coalition

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1799 Jacobin plot against Napoleon uncovered

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1814 Treaty of Ghent (end of US-Britain War of 1812) signed
  • 1818 Christmas carol "Silent Night" composed by Franz Xaver Gruber is first sung at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, Austria
  • 1832 1st US Negro hospital founded by whites chartered, Savannah, Georgia
  • 1832 HMS Beagle anchors in Wigwam Bay at Cape Receiver
  • 1851 Fire devastates US Library of Congress in Washington, destroys 35,000 volumes
  • 1860 Joseph Jefferson's "Rip Van Winkle" premieres in NYC
  • 1864 Battle of Gordonsville, VA
  • 1865 Several Confederate veterans form Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tn
  • 1871 Giusseppi Verdi's "Aida" premieres in Cairo, at the opening of the Suez canal
  • 1874 Pope Pius IX proclaims a jubilee for 1875
  • 1884 Austria-Hungary admits King Leopold II's Congo Free State
  • 1889 Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake

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1893 Henry Ford completes his first useful petrolm fuelled engine

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • 1894 Scheveningse fishing boats destroyed by storm
  • 1894 Soccer team Achilles '94 forms in Axes
  • 1898 Herman Heijermans' "Ghetto" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1900 Herman Heijermans' "Hope of Blessing" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1900 The French Chamber of Deputies and Senate pass a bill calling for an end to agitation or prosecutions against those involved in the Dreyfus affair, which has divided France since 1894
  • 1900 Foreign powers present the Chinese Empress with their list of 'irrevocable conditions' before their nations will withdraw troops from China
  • 1904 German SW Africa abolishes slavery of young children
  • 1906 Reginald A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over radio (Mass)
  • 1910 Luisa Tetrazzini sings to 250,000 people at Lotta's Fountain
  • 1912 Irving Fisher patents archiving system with index cards
  • 1914 German plane drops bombs on Dover England
  • 1920 Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (NYC)
  • 1922 BBC broadcasts first British radio play "The Truth about Father Christmas"
  • 1922 London Coloseum opens
  • 1924 1st radio transmission of NCRV in Netherlands
  • 1924 Albania becomes a republic (ex-premier Ahmed Zogoe's coup)
  • 1924 Richard Rodgers Theater (46th St Chanin's) opens at 226 W 46th NYC
  • 1924 School in Babb's Switch, Oklahoma, catches fire, 36 die
  • 1927 Test Cricket debut of Walter Hammond, who scored 51 & took 5-36 v S Af
  • 1928 George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) opens at 152 W 54th St NYC

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1930 Sukarno sentenced to four years in prison by Indonesian authorities in Bandung, Dutch East Indies

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • 1930 F Garcia Lorca's "La Zapatera Prodigiosa" premieres in Madrid
  • 1932 Arturo Alessandri wins presidental election in Chile
  • 1933 Paris express train derails & kills 160, injures 300 (France)
  • 1934 Grimmett takes 9-180 for SA as Queensland make 430

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1935 Bradman scores 233 in 191 mins, SA v Queensland, 28 fours 1 six

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1935 National Council of Negro Women forms
  • 1936 1st radioactive isotope medicine administered, Berkeley, Ca
  • 1937 Dutch government recognizes Italian king Emanuel III as emperor of Abyssinia
  • 1939 World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.
  • 1941 First ships of admiral Nagumo's Pearl Harbor fleet return to Japan
  • 1942 First powered flight of V-1 'buzz bomb', Peenemunde, Germany
  • 1942 Red army occupies German airports at Tasjinskaja & Morozowsk

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1943 FDR appoints Gen Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1943 Terence Rattigan's "While the Sun Shines" premieres in London
  • 1946 4th French republic established
  • 1946 US General MacNarney gives 800,000 "minor nazis" amnesty
  • 1946 France's Fourth Republic is founded.
  • 1948 First US completely solar heated house is occupied (Dover, Mass)
  • 1948 Greek government disbands due to state of war, press censorship
  • 1950 Cleveland Browns beat LA Rams 30-28 in NFL championship game
  • 1951 1st televised opera (Amahl & Night Visitor)
  • 1951 United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via UN
  • 1953 Two fast express trains crash head-on killing 103 in Czechoslovakia
  • 1953 KHOL (now KHGI) TV channel 13 in Kearney, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KOA (now KCNC) TV channel 4 in Denver, CO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 René Coty elected president of France
  • 1953 Wellington-Auckland (NZ) express train swept away in flood kills 166
  • 1954 Council for the Protection of Children forms in Netherlands
  • 1954 Laos gains its independence

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1955 Author Aldous Huxley takes LSD for the first time

  • 1956 "I Love Lucy" Christmas show airs, never put in syndication
  • 1956 Ferdinand de Lesseps statue blown up in Port Said Egypt
  • 1960 Dutch bishops question papacy values
  • 1961 Houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3 in AFL championship game
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1963 Greek & Turks riot in Cyprus
  • 1964 Shooting begins on "The Cage" the pilot for Star Trek
  • 1966 "Joyful Noise" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1966 Luna 13 lands on Moon
  • 1966 USAF C144 military charter aircraft crashes near Binh Thai, Vietnam, killing 129
  • 1967 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1967 Pirate Radio Pegasus starts broadcasting off New Zealand
  • 1968 Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis
  • 1968 WATU (now WAGT) TV channel 26 in Augusta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 9 Jews are convicted in Leningrad of hijacking a plane
  • 1970 Walt Disney's "Aristocats" is released
  • 1971 Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later
  • 1973 Ferryboat capsized off coast of Equador, drowning 200
  • 1973 District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.
  • 1974 Cardinals' Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year
  • 1977 "Ghost to the Post", Raiders tight end Dave Casper ("The Ghost") catches a 42-yard reception to set up the Raiders' tying field goal near the end of regulation (Raiders win in OT)
  • 1979 1st Ariane rocket launched

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 204

  • 3 Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
  • 1167 John "without a land", King of England (1199-1216)
  • 1389 John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)
  • 1475 Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
  • 1491 Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)
  • 1508 Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567)
  • 1564 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
  • 1588 Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631)
  • 1609 Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (d. 1683)
  • 1635 Mariana of Austria, second wife of king Philip IV of Spain (d. 1696)
  • 1653 Georg Motz, composer
  • 1679 Domenico Natale Sarro, composer
  • 1689 French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian
  • 1698 William Warburton, English Bishop of Gloucester (d. 1779)
  • 1714 Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)
  • 1716 Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council
  • 1719 Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer
  • 1724 Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (d. 1811)
  • 1726 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer
  • 1745 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)
  • 1754 George Crabbe, Aldeburgh England, poet (Everlasting Mercy)
  • 1761 Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808)
  • 1761 Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (d. 1831)
  • 1773 Joseph Wolfl, composer
  • 1784 Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1803)
  • 1791 A Eugene Scribe, French dramatist (Bertrand et Raton)
  • 1798 Adam B Mickiewicz, Poland, national poet (Pan Tadeusz)

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1809 Christopher "Kit" Carson, Union brig-general/indian fighter/frontiersman, born in Madison County, Kentucky

Frontiersman Kit Carson
Frontiersman
Kit Carson
  • 1810 Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (d. 1873)
  • 1812 Henry Russell, composer
  • 1812 Karl Eduard Zachariae, German jurist (d. 1894)
  • 1813 Henry Wellington Greatorex, composer
  • 1818 James Prescott Joule, physicist (discovered conservation of energy)
  • 1822 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (E is Transcendent)

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1822 Matthew Arnold, Laleham, Middlesex, poet/critic (Dover Beach), (d. 1888)

Poet/Critic Matthew Arnold
Poet/Critic
Matthew Arnold
  • 1824 Peter Cornelius, composer
  • 1826 Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer
  • 1829 Benjamin Ipavec, composer
  • 1829 Jose Rogel, composer
  • 1837 Sissi, Emperor of Austria
  • 1843 Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (d. 1886)
  • 1859 Roman Statkowski, composer
  • 1867 Manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian historian/diplomat
  • 1867 Kantaro Suzuki, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1948)
  • 1868 Emanuel Lasker, Germany, world chess champion (1894-21)
  • 1869 Henriette GA Roland Holst-van der Schalk, Dutch poet (Women in Forest)
  • 1870 Rosario Scalero, composer
  • 1871 Henri Stroethoff, Dutch actor (A Chique Little Boy)
  • 1879 Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer
  • 1879 Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (d. 1941)
  • 1880 Johnny Gruelle, Arcola Illinois, American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann (d. 1939)
  • 1881 Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer
  • 1881 Charles Wakefield Cadman, composer
  • 1881 Juan Ramon Jiménez, Spain, poet (Distant Gardens, Nobel 1956)
  • 1885 Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (Yorkshire & England keeper, later Test ump)
  • 1886 Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (d. 1962)
  • 1887 Louis Jouvet, Crozon France, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise)
  • 1889 Vladimir Sokoloff, Moscow Russia, actor (Road to Morocco)
  • 1893 Carl Brisson, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Murder at the Vanities)
  • 1893 Ruth Chatterton, US actress (Madame X, Sarah & Son)
  • 1894 Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot
  • 1895 E. Roland Harriman, American financier (d. 1978)
  • 1898 Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1967)
  • 1898 Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (d. 1959)
  • 1900 Joey Smallwood, Canadian politician, Premier of Newfoundland (d. 1991)
  • 1904 Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist
  • 1904 Herbert D Riley, US vice-admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal, Okinawa)
  • 1904 Joseph Moses Juran, American industrial engineer and philanthropist.
  • 1905 Anna "Ans" van Dike ("the Young"), Jewish nazi collaborator
  • 1905 Howard Hughes, reclusive billionaire (Hughes Aircraft)/inventor
  • 1906 John Walker, museum director
  • 1906 Franz Waxman, German film composer (d. 1967)
  • 1907 I[sidore] F[einstein] Stone, US journalist (IF Stone's Weekly)
  • 1909 Adam Popovich, composer
  • 1909 Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Foreign Affairs (1956-68)
  • 1910 Betty Ann Davies, actress (Tough Guy), born in London, England
  • 1910 Fritz [Reuter] Leiber Jr, US, sci-fi author (Bazaar of the Bizarre)
  • 1910 Mitchell Ayres, Milwaukee Wisc, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace)
  • 1910 Max Miedinger, typeface designer, famous for creating Helvetica in 1957. (d. 1980)
  • 1910 William "Bill" Pickering, NASA scientist (JPL), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • 1911 Eric Briault, educationalist
  • 1911 Malcolm MacEwen, writer
  • 1913 Karl Michael Komma, composer
  • 1914 Dorothy Hyson, actress (Ghoul, Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go)
  • 1914 Guus Verstraete Sr, [August de Graef], Dutch actor/dir (Black Magic)
  • 1917 Kim Jong-suk, Wife of Kim Il-sung, mother of Kim Jung-Il, "The Heroine of the Anti-Japanese Revolution" (d. 1949)
  • 1920 Dave Bartholomew, La, jazz artist/songwriter (Blueberry Hill)
  • 1920 Evgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (d. 1944)
  • 1921 Bill Dudley, NFL halfback (Pittsburgh, Detroit, Washington)
  • 1921 Gerard Thomas Victory, composer

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1922 Ava Gardner, Smithfield North Carolina, American actress (On the Beach, Night of the Iguana)

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
  • 1923 Wilton S Mkwayi, South African ANC leader
  • 1923 George Patton IV, American general (d. 2004)
  • 1923 Michael DiBiase, American wrestler (d. 1969)
  • 1924 Roy Miller, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1953, 23 & 0-28)
  • 1924 Willem Drees, economist/Dutch politician (DS'70)
  • 1924 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American singer (Working in the Coal Mines), born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 1986)
  • 1924 Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer
  • 1925 Mohd. Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980)
  • 1925 Yafa Yarkoni, Israel, singer (Road to Jerusalem, Don't Say Goodbye, Say I will see You) (d.2012)

Famous Weddings

  • 1914 Agatha Miller (later best selling detective author) marries aviator Archibald Christie

HeartWedding of Interest

1917 Famous pilot Jimmy Doolittle (21) weds high school sweetheart Josephine E. Daniels

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle

HeartWedding of Interest

1936 Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey (23) weds archaeologist Louis Leakey (33) in England

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Paleoanthropologist
Mary Leakey
Archaeologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist
Louis Leakey

HeartWedding of Interest

1943 Actor and comedian Carl Reiner (21) weds singer Estelle Lebost (29)

Actor & Comedian Carl Reiner
Actor & Comedian
Carl Reiner

HeartWedding of Interest

1945 Actress Mary Astor (39) weds Thomas Gordon Wheelock

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor

HeartWedding of Interest

1949 Linguist Noam Chomsky (21) weds Carol Doris Schatz (19)

Linguist & Author Noam Chomsky
Linguist & Author
Noam Chomsky

HeartWedding of Interest

1971 Professional boxer George Foreman (22) weds Adrienne Calhoun

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1981 Guardian Angels Curtis Sliwa & Lisa Evers marry

HeartWedding of Interest

1983 Actor Johnny Depp (20) weds Lori Anne Allison

  • 1986 President of Indonesia Joko Widodo (25) weds Iriana (23) in Solo, Central Java

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 118

  • 427 Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople
  • 1069 Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies
  • 1257 John I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)
  • 1380 John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies
  • 1453 John Dunstable, English composer, dies

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1524 Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Explorer
Vasco da Gama
  • 1541 Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61
  • 1548 Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies
  • 1660 Mary, 1st British Princess Royal and the Princess of Orange (b. 1631)
  • 1707 Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78
  • 1813 Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1740)
  • 1823 Philipp Christoph Kayser, composer, dies at 68
  • 1862 Joseph Funk, composer, dies at 84
  • 1863 W M Thackeray, writer, dies at 52
  • 1865 Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, British painter and writer (b. 1793)
  • 1868 Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (b. 1802)
  • 1869 Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, US Secretary of War (1861-65), dies at 55
  • 1872 William John Macquorn Rankine, British physician and engenier (b. 1820)
  • 1873 Johns Hopkins, Baltimore philanthropist and businessman (b. 1795)
  • 1885 Louis-Prosper Gachard, Belgian historian, dies at 85
  • 1889 Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (b. 1819)
  • 1898 Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer, dies at 41
  • 1898 Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk canonized in 1977 by Pope Paul VI (b. 1828)
  • 1904 Juliaan Dillens, Flemish sculptor, dies at 55
  • 1907 Isidor Feinstein "Izzy" Stone, journalist (IF Stone's Weekly), dies
  • 1908 Francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80
  • 1909 Nicolaas G Pierson, director Suriname/Dutch Bank, dies at 80

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1914 John Muir, Scottish naturalist, dies of pneumonia at 76

Environmental Philosopher John Muir
Environmental Philosopher
John Muir
  • 1930 Eduard David, German minister (constitution of Weimar), dies at 67
  • 1930 Oskar Nedbal, composer, dies at 56
  • 1932 Eyvind Alnaes, composer, dies at 60
  • 1935 Alban Maria Johannes Berg, composer, dies at 50
  • 1938 Bruno Taut, German architect (b. 1880)
  • 1941 Siegfried Alkan, German composer (b. 1858)
  • 1942 Friedrich Klose, composer, dies at 80
  • 1942 Jean LXF Darlan, French admiral, murdered by gaullists
  • 1942 K Balmont, writer, dies at 75
  • 1944 Joseph Gustav Mraczek, composer, dies at 66
  • 1945 Francisco Pujol, composer, dies at 67
  • 1952 Henry A "Hans" Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist, dies at 58
  • 1955 Nana Bryant, actress (Mrs Nestor - Our Miss Brooks), dies at 67
  • 1957 Norma Talmadge, US actress (Within the Law, Sign on Bay), dies at 60
  • 1961 Guy de Lioncourt, composer, dies at 76
  • 1965 William M. Branham, Christian minister (b. 1906)
  • 1966 Gaspar Cassado Moreu, composer, dies at 69
  • 1971 Maria Koepcke, ornithologist (b. 1924)
  • 1972 Charles Atlas, bodybuilder, dies at 79
  • 1972 Ernst Kreuder, writer, dies at 69
  • 1973 Gerard Kuiper, Dutch/US astronomer after whom the Kuiper belt is named, dies at 68
  • 1974 Tilly Losch, actress (Duel in the Sun, Good Earth), dies at 70
  • 1975 Bernard Herrmann, American composer, dies of heart attack at 64
  • 1976 Victor Stanitsin, actor (War & Peace, Jubilee), dies at 79
  • 1976 Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, heir to the throne of Portugal (b. 1907)
  • 1977 Samael Aun Weor, Colombian writer (b. 1917)
  • 1979 Dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82
  • 1979 Rudi [Rudolf] Dutschke, German student leader, dies at 39
  • 1980 Alec Lafayette Chew Wilder, composer, dies at 73

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1980 Karl Dönitz, German naval admiral, and last leader of Nazi Germany (b. 1891)

Admiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz
Admiral and Navy Commander
Karl Dönitz
  • 1980 Siggie Nordstrom, model, actress, entertainer, socialite and lead singer of The Nordstrom Sisters (b. 1893)
  • 1982 Louis Aragon, French writer (b. 1897)
  • 1984 Ian Hendry, actor (Assassin, Get Carter, Repulsion), dies at 53
  • 1984 Peter Lawford, actor (Thin Man), dies of cardiac arrest at 61
  • 1986 Gardner Fox, American author (Zatanna), dies at 75
  • 1987 John M "Joop" de Uyl, Dutch social-dem premier (1973-77), dies at 68
  • 1987 M. G. Ramachandran, Chief Minister of the Tamil Nadu (b. 1917)
  • 1990 Thorbjørn Egner, Norwegian author (b. 1922)
  • 1991 Walter Hudson, 1,025 lb man, dies at 46
  • 1992 Abdulkadir Widjojoatmodjo, Java diplomat, dies
  • 1992 Pierre Culliford [Peyo], Belgian cartoonist, dies of heart attack at 64
  • 1993 Alexander Mackendrick, British/US director (Lady Killers), dies at 81
  • 1993 Norman Vincent Peale, rev (Power of Positive Thinking), dies at 95
  • 1993 Yen Chia-kan, PM/Pres of Taiwan (1963-72, 75-78), dies
  • 1994 Jimmy Buddy Lee Land Ace, singer, dies at 57
  • 1994 John Eastburn Boswell, medievalist, dies at 47
  • 1994 John James Osborne, playwright, dies at 65
  • 1994 John Keith Wright, English Asst Sect of State (1971-84), dies at 66
  • 1994 John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Luther), dies at 65
  • 1994 Julie Haydon, [Donella Donaldson], US actress (Scoundrel), dies at 84
  • 1994 Louise H "Lous" Hensen, actress (Uncle Wanja, Charlotte), dies at 74
  • 1994 Nathan I. Daniel, inventor (Guitars), dies at 82
  • 1994 Rossano Brazzi, It resistance fight/actor (Final Justice), dies at 78
  • 1995 Geoffrey Pinnington, journalist, dies at 76
  • 1995 Harry McLevy, trade unionist, dies at 59
  • 1996 Edward Leadbitter, politician, dies at 77
  • 1996 Nguyen Huu Tho, Pres of Vietnam (1980-81), dies
  • 1996 Peter Dormer, arts writer, dies at 47
  • 1997 Alan Fluck, musical educationalist, dies at 69
  • 1997 Anthea Joseph, music producer, dies at 57
  • 1997 James Komack, producer (Courtship of Eddie's Father), dies at 67

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1997 Toshiro Mifune, Japanese actor (Shogun), dies at 77

Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
Actor & Writer
Toshiro Mifune
  • 1997 Pierre Péladeau, Quebec businessman, founder of Quebecor (b. 1925)

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1998 Raemer Schreiber, American Physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki, dies at 88

Physicist Raemer Schreiber
Physicist
Raemer Schreiber
  • 1999 João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo, President of Brazil (b. 1918)
  • 1999 Bill Bowerman, American track and field coach
  • 1999 Maurice Couve de Murville, French politician, Prime minister of France (b. 1907)
  • 1999 Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (Flamingos-I Only Have Eyes For You) and actor, dies at 66
  • 2000 John Cooper, English race car designer (b. 1923)
  • 2000 Nick Massi, American singer (The Four Seasons) (b. 1935)
  • 2002 Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author (b. 1920)
  • 2002 Laci Peterson, American murder victim (b. 1975)