On This Day for 29th December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 152


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1170 Assassination inside Canterbury Cathedral of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket
Archbishop of Canterbury
Thomas Becket
  • 1503 Battle of Garigliano: Spanish army under General Cordoba defeats French forces
  • 1539 St Jacob's Church burns after being hit by lightning
  • 1541 Isabella of Poland & King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu
  • 1558 Charles V, German Emperor, buried
  • 1705 Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris
  • 1708 Great Alliance occupies Gent
  • 1778 British troops occupy Savannah, Georgia
  • 1782 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston
  • 1786 French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked
  • 1812 The USS Constitution under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures the HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three hour battle.
  • 1813 British burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812
  • 1835 The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
  • 1837 Canadian militia destroy Caroline, a US steamboat docked at Buffalo
  • 1837 Steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine
  • 1841 King/grand duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon
  • 1845 Texas admitted as 28th state of the Union
  • 1848 Gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk's administration)
  • 1851 1st American Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) chapter opened in Boston Massachusetts.
  • 1852 Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants

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1857 Franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht" premieres in Weimar

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1860 The first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched.

Victory-in-battleVictory in Battle

1862 Battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat General William T. Sherman

  • 1862 Bowling ball invented
  • 1864 Fire Dept celebrates 1st annual ball
  • 1867 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY
  • 1876 11 passenger cars crash in a ravine near Ashtabula Ohio, 92 die
  • 1890 US 7th Cavalry massacre 200+ captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, SD
  • 1891 Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)
  • 1895 Dr L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg
  • 1899 British fleet seizes German Imperial Mail Steamer Bundesrath accused of carrying contraband
  • 1900 General Viljoen surprise attack British garrison to Helvetia
  • 1903 French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad & Ubangi-Shari
  • 1906 Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906)
  • 1908 Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc
  • 1911 Proclamation restores "Dei Gratia" from Canada's coins
  • 1911 SF Symphony formed
  • 1911 Sun Yat-sen becomes the first President of the Republic of China.
  • 1911 Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty.
  • 1913 1st movie serial "Adventures of Kathlyn" premieres in Chicago
  • 1920 The Netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations
  • 1920 Yugoslav government bans communist party

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1921 Mackenzie King elected and sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • 1922 Dutch Constitution proclaimed
  • 1922 Revised Netherlands Law proclaims suffrage
  • 1926 Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index
  • 1926 Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 & 230) by an innings 656 runs

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1929 Dutch colonial authorities arrest Sukarno and other key PNI leaders in Java

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • 1930 Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans
  • 1931 Identification of heavy water publicly announced, HC Urey
  • 1931 Victoria score 7 for 435 in second innings to beat NSW

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1933 Yank refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cin Reds

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1934 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (Madison Square Garden)
  • 1934 Federico Garcia Lorca's "Yerma" premieres in Madrid
  • 1934 Japan renounces Wash Naval Treaty of 1922 & London Treaty of 1930
  • 1937 2nd Irish constitution comes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie
  • 1937 Lou Thesz beats Everett Marshall in St Louis, to win National Wrestling Ass.World Heavyweight title - youngest ever
  • 1937 Pan Am starts service between San Francisco and Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1938 Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins
  • 1939 First flight of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber prototype
  • 1940 Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II)
  • 1940 NFL Pro Bowl: Chicago Bears beats NFL All-Stars 28-14
  • 1944 Belgian Nazi Leon Degrelle sentenced to death

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1944 Gen Eisenhower's train returns to Versailles

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1947 Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
  • 1948 "Rape of Lucretia" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 1948 Canada recognizes Israel
  • 1948 US State Dept announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit
  • 1949 1st UHF television station operating regular basis (Bridgeport Ct)
  • 1949 Hungary nationalized its industries
  • 1951 Flying Enterprise in difficulty in Canal
  • 1952 1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale (Elmsford NY)
  • 1954 Kingdom of Netherlands, with Netherlands & Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being

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1955 Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1957 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game
  • 1957 Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
  • 1958 Balt Colts beat NY Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game
  • 1958 TV soap "Young Dr Malone" debuts
  • 1959 Saul Levitt's "Andersonville Trial" premieres in NYC
  • 1962 Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 8 days
  • 1962 13th Formula One WDC: Graham Hill wins by 12 points
  • 1963 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
  • 1963 Chicago Bears win NFL championship, defeating New York Giants 14-10 in Chicago

Film-release-premierFilm Premier

1965 "Thunderball", 4th James Bond film starring Sean Connery and Claudine Auger premieres in Tokyo

  • 1965 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
  • 1965 Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"
  • 1965 54th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1966 Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass)
  • 1967 Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
  • 1967 Turkish-Cypriot government forms in Cyprus
  • 1968 Balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game
  • 1968 Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes
  • 1968 NY Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game
  • 1969 NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause
  • 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act (United States) signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon
  • 1972 Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101
  • 1972 Life magazine ceases publication
  • 1972 Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson & Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG
  • 1972 President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O Bradaigh is arrested and held under new legislation in Republic of Ireland
  • 1974 Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 185

  • 1563 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer
  • 1586 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona
  • 1678 Gotthard Wagner, composer

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1709 Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], Kolomenskoye, Moscow, tsarina of Russia (1741-62) and daughter of Peter the Great

Empress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia
Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of Russia
  • 1721 Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th
  • 1743 Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer
  • 1767 Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer
  • 1776 Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric
  • 1788 Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Danish archaeologist, named Stone/Iron/Bronze Ages, born in Copenhagen
  • 1792 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)
  • 1796 Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (d. 1877)

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1800 Charles Goodyear, New Haven Connecticut, American inventor (vulcanization process for rubber)

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1808 Andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69)

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1808 Gyorgy Apponyi, Hungarian Parliament member
  • 1809 Albert Pike, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)

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1809 William Ewart Gladstone, Liberal British PM (1868-74, '80-86, '92-94), (d. 1898)

British Prime Minister William Gladstone
British Prime Minister
William Gladstone
  • 1813 Etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer
  • 1816 Carl Ludwig, German physician (d. 1895)
  • 1831 Adam Badeau, Bvt Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • 1833 John James Ingalls, (Rep-Ks)
  • 1843 Elisabeth of Wied (pen name was Carmen Sylva), queen of Romania and writer (d. 1916)
  • 1850 Tomas Breton y Hernandez, composer
  • 1856 Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes integral)
  • 1859 Venustiano Carranza, pres of Mexico (1915-20)
  • 1866 Joseph Limburg, liberal Second-Member of parliament (1905-19)
  • 1869 Bill Howell, cricketer (Australian bowler at turn of century)
  • 1876 Pablo Casals, Vendrell Catalonia Spain, cellist/conductor/composer
  • 1879 Billy Mitchell, aviation hero Gen (WW I)
  • 1880 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer
  • 1881 Jess Willard, American boxer (d. 1968)
  • 1887 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer
  • 1888 Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal
  • 1892 Emory Parnell, St Paul MN, actress (Rocket Man, County Fair)
  • 1896 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexico, painter/muralist (Lib of Chile)
  • 1897 Hermann Heiss, composer
  • 1898 Jeanne Leleu, composer
  • 1899 Nie Rongzhen, People's Liberation Army Chief of General Staff (d. 1992)
  • 1900 Willie Humphrey, jazz Clarinetist
  • 1902 Nels Stewart, National Hockey League player (d. 1957)
  • 1903 Clyde McCoy, jazz trumpeter/bandleader
  • 1907 James Gardner, designer
  • 1908 Claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy)
  • 1908 Gerben Sonderman, Dutch test pilot (Fokker)
  • 1910 Ronald Coase, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1912 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1913 Laurence Gower, academic
  • 1914 Billy Tipton, American musician (d. 1989)
  • 1914 Albert Tucker, Australian artist (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Charles L[eonard] Harness, US, sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead)
  • 1915 John P W Meefout, Dutch sculptor (Laying Woman)
  • 1915 Robert Ruark, US writer (Something of Value)
  • 1915 Bill Osmanski, American football player (d. 1996)

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1917 Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (D-1973-93), born in Calvert, Texas (d. 1998)

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • 1919 Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist/writer (De dei is forroun/Havank-T)
  • 1919 Roman Vlad, composer
  • 1920 Syd Dernley, hangman
  • 1920 Viveca Lindfors, Uppsala Sweden, actress (Way We Were, Welcome to LA)
  • 1921 Dobrica Cosic, writer
  • 1921 Mala Powers, actress (Cyrano de Bergerac) [or 12/20/31], born in San Franciso, California
  • 1921 Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (d. 2006)
  • 1922 William Gaddis, American writer (d. 1998)
  • 1925 Pete Dye, American golf course architect
  • 1927 Jim Simpson, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1927 Andy Stanfield, American athlete (d. 1985)
  • 1928 Bernard Cribbins, Oldham England, actor (Val Doonican Show)
  • 1930 Willy Giefer, composer
  • 1931 Prince Gu of Korea, Korean royalty (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Inga Swenson, actress (Gretchen-Benson), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1933 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1934 Ed Flanders, Minneapolis Mn, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere)
  • 1934 Tom Jarriel, LaGrange Ga, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20)
  • 1935 Tony Bramall, England, auto dealer/multi-millionaire (Harrogate)

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1936 Ray Nitschke, Elmwood Park Illinois, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers)

NFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke
NFL Middle Linebacker
Ray Nitschke
  • 1936 Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, composer
  • 1936 Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ordinary People), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937 Barbara Steele, Birkenhead, Cheshire, English actress (Black Sunday, 8½)
  • 1938 Jon Voight, Yonkers, NY, actor (Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy)
  • 1938 Wayne Huizenga, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1939 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- )
  • 1939 Ed Bruce, Keiser Arkansas, country singer
  • 1940 Brigitte Kronauer, writer
  • 1940 Peter Koelewijn, Dutch writer/vocalist (Come off that Roof)
  • 1941 Ray Thomas, England, rock vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
  • 1942 Rick Danko, Blayney Ontario, Canadain musician (The Band)
  • 1942 Jerry Summers, rocker
  • 1942 Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor, (d. 2012)
  • 1943 JHR Maij-Wegge, Dutch traffic minister (19..-94)
  • 1944 Rodney Redmond, NZ cricket (opener scored century in Test v Pak 1973)
  • 1945 Adje Roland, Dutch disc-jockey
  • 1946 Laffit Pincay Jr, jockey (Ky Derby 1984, Belmont 1982-84, Swale)
  • 1946 Marianne Faithfull, English vocalist (Money), born in Hampstead, England
  • 1946 Paul Trible, (Sen-R-Va)
  • 1947 Cozy Powell, England, rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, ELP)
  • 1947 Ted Danson, SD California, actor (Sam Malone-Cheers, 3 Men & a Baby)
  • 1947 Vincent Winter, British actor (d. 1998)
  • 1949 Syed Kirmani, cricketer (Indian keeper after Engineer)
  • 1950 Jon Polito, Phila, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide)
  • 1951 Laurel Masse, Holland Mich, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Operator)
  • 1951 Yvonne Elliman, US actress/singer (I Don't Know How to Love Him)
  • 1951 Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (d. 2007)

Famous Weddings

  • 1876 Frederic A Bartholdi (Statue of Liberty sculptor) weds Jeanne-Emilie

HeartWedding of Interest

1954 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (24) weds Joan Archer

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Astronaut
Buzz Aldrin
  • 1957 "Steve and Eydie" singer duo Steve Lawrence (22) weds Eydie Gorme (29) at the home of Beldon Katleman in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

1984 MLB player Paul O'Neill (21) weds his childhood sweetheart Nevalee Davis in Columbus, Ohio

MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill

HeartWedding of Interest

1984 MLB player Mark McGwire (21) weds Kathlene Hughes

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1990 Olympic gymnist Mary Lou Retton weds Shannon Kelley
  • 1994 Billionaire J. Paul Getty Jr marries Victoria Holdsworth on Barbados

HeartWedding of Interest

1997 Actress Cate Blanchett (28) weds screenwriter Andrew Upton (31) at Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia

  • 2004 "The X-Files" actress Gillian Anderson (36) weds former journalist and documentary filmmaker Julian Ozanne (42) on Shella island in Lamu, Kenya
  • 2005 "One Life To Live" actress Bree Williamson (26) weds surfer Josh Evans near the Flor Blanca Resort in Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • 2006 Comedian Jay Mohr (36) weds "Las Vegas" actress Nikki Cox (28) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
  • 2012 "The Glades" actress Kiele Sanchez (36) weds "Friday Night Lights" actor Zach Gilford (31) in Napa Valley, California

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

2003 Retired NFL quarterback John Elway (43) divorces first wife Janet Buchan after 18 years of marriage

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 2006 One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush (24) divorces actor Chad Michael Murray (25) for the reason of fraud after 5 months of marriage

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

2006 NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (43) divorces Juanita Vanoy (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 112

  • 721 Empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661)
  • 1141 Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed

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1170 Thomas Becket, English Archbishop of Canterbury, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II at 52

Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket
Archbishop of Canterbury
Thomas Becket
  • 1558 Hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31
  • 1563 Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)
  • 1619 Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies
  • 1630 Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51
  • 1634 John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612)
  • 1661 Antoine Gérard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594)
  • 1689 Olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried
  • 1689 Thomas Sydenham, English physician (b. 1624)
  • 1731 J Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46
  • 1737 Joseph Saurin, French mathematician (b. 1659)
  • 1785 Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69
  • 1785 Johan Herman Wessel, Norwegian poet (b. 1742)
  • 1815 Saartjie Baartman, Hottentot Venus, dies in Paris
  • 1821 Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael, S Neth general, dies at 61
  • 1822 Albert Christoph Dies, composer, dies at 67
  • 1825 Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini, composer, dies
  • 1825 Jacques-Louis David, French painter (Death of Marat), dies at 77
  • 1835 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer, dies at 29
  • 1836 Johann Baptist Schenk, composer, dies at 83
  • 1847 William Crotch, composer, dies at 72
  • 1871 Ferdinand Marcucci, composer, dies at 71
  • 1877 Willem Sassen, Dutch attorney general on Curacao (Affair-S), dies
  • 1890 Big Foot, Sioux Indian chief, dies at Wounded Knee
  • 1891 Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician, dies at 68
  • 1894 Christina Rossetti, English poet, dies at 64 in London
  • 1897 William James Linton, American wood engraver and political reformer. (b. 1812)
  • 1898 Georg Goltermann, composer, dies at 74
  • 1915 Charles Beach Hawley, composer, dies at 57
  • 1916 Grigori Rasputin, Russian faith healer/intriguer, murdered at 45
  • 1924 Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)
  • 1925 Félix E Vallotton, Swiss painter/writer (Chaste Susanne), dies at 60
  • 1926 Rainer M Rilke, Austrias songwriter/writer (Wise Queen), dies at 51
  • 1929 Wilhelm Maybach, German automobile designer (b. 1846)
  • 1933 Joh Georghe Duca, premier of Romania, murdered
  • 1937 Don Marquis, American author (b. 1878)
  • 1942 Frank D Adams, Canadian geologist, dies at 83
  • 1943 William H Singer, US painter/collector (Singer Museum), dies at 75
  • 1947 Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian/general, dies at 78
  • 1952 Beryl Rubinstein, composer, dies at 54
  • 1953 Violet MacMillan, American Broadway theatre actress(b. 1887)
  • 1956 Martin Albertz, German theologist (Jesus Christ's Church), dies at 73
  • 1957 Tom Richmond, cricketer (Notts leg-spinner took 2-86 in Eng Test), die
  • 1958 Doris Humphrey, US dancer/choreographer (Dances of Women), dies at 63
  • 1959 Robin Humphrey Milford, composer, dies at 56
  • 1960 Eden Phillpotts, British writer (b. 1862)
  • 1960 Philippe Panneton, Quebec physician, diplomat and writer (b. 1895)
  • 1964 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats), dies at 63
  • 1964 Miroslav Krejci, composer, dies at 73
  • 1965 Kusaku Yamada, composer, dies at 79
  • 1967 Paul Whiteman, US orchestra leader (Fabulous Dorseys), dies at 77
  • 1968 Austin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher (b. 1904)
  • 1970 John de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58
  • 1970 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (b. 1909)
  • 1970 William King Gregory, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory), dies at 94
  • 1971 Stuart Holmes, dies of stomach ailment at 87
  • 1972 Fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83
  • 1975 Euell Gibbons, American outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets (b. 1911).
  • 1976 Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500 m sprinter (Oly-silver-76), dies at 22
  • 1980 Roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67
  • 1980 Tim Hardin, American singer (Bird on a Wire), dies of a drug overdose at 39
  • 1980 Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian writer (b. 1899)
  • 1981 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41
  • 1981 Miroslav Krleža, Croatian writer (b. 1893)
  • 1982 Sol C Siegel, US film producer (High Society), dies at 79
  • 1984 Leo Robin, lyricist, dies of heart failure at 84
  • 1986 Andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Stalker), dies at 54
  • 1986 John Antill, composer, dies at 82
  • 1986 [Maurice] Harold MacMillan, PM of Great-Britain (1957-63), dies at 92
  • 1988 Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 1991 Julia McCarthy, dies of cancer at 64
  • 1992 LH Ruitenberg, vicar/editor in chief (Reform Netherlands), dies at 87
  • 1992 Vivienne Segal, US actress (Broadway, Pal Joey), dies at 95
  • 1993 Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Soviet Armenian actor (b. 1930)
  • 1994 Eugene Tanner Jr, singer, dies at 58
  • 1994 Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), dies at 68
  • 1995 Hope Clara Chenhalls, food inspector, dies at 85

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1995 Lita Grey, second wife of Charlie Chaplin, dies of cancer at 87

Actress Lita Grey
Actress
Lita Grey
  • 1995 Madeleine Barot, resistance heroine, dies at 86
  • 1995 Nello Celio, president of Switz (1972), dies at 81
  • 1996 Alma Birk, journalist/politician, dies at 77
  • 1996 Daniel Raphaeautl Mayer, journalist/resistance leader, dies at 86
  • 1996 Mireille Hartuch, singer/songwriter, dies at 90
  • 1996 Oswald Szemerenyi, philologist, dies at 83
  • 1996 Peggy (Margaret McCrorie) Herbison, politician, dies at 89
  • 1996 Robert Morris, lawyer, dies at 81
  • 1996 Willaim Brown, British TV executive, dies at 67
  • 1996 William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian, dies at 85
  • 1997 (Hanlon) Pat Clarke, cyclist, dies at 82
  • 1997 Robert Steel, academic, dies at 82
  • 1998 Jean-Claude Forest, writer and illustrator of comics (Barbarella) (b. 1930)
  • 1999 Leon Radzinowicz, British criminologist (b. 1906)
  • 2001 Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)
  • 2003 Earl Hindman, American actor (b. 1942)
  • 2003 Dinsdale Landen, English actor (b. 1932)
  • 2003 Bob Monkhouse, English comedian and game show host (b. 1928)
  • 2004 Liddy Holloway, New Zealand actress (b. 1947)
  • 2004 Ken Burkhart, American baseball player (b. 1915)