On This Day for 3rd December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 183

  • 741 St Zachary begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Gregory III
  • 1347 Pope Clemens VI declares Roman tribunal Coke di Rienzo as heretics
  • 1557 1st Covenant of Scottish protestants form
  • 1586 Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia
  • 1639 1st annulment by court decree passes
  • 1676 Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of 8,000 defeats much larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000
  • 1678 Edmund Halley receives MA from The Queen's College, Oxford
  • 1685 Charles II bars Jews from settling in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1694 English parliamentary election set for every 3 years
  • 1699 Baron Jacob Hop appointed treasurer-general of the Hague

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1736 Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton's theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere

Astronomer Anders Celsius
Astronomer
Anders Celsius
  • 1775 First official US flag raised (Grand Union Flag) aboard naval vessel USS Alfred
  • 1818 Illinois becomes 21st state USA (Admission day)

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1828 Andrew Jackson elected 7th US President

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1833 Oberlin College in Ohio, the first truly coeducational college, opens
  • 1834 First US dental society organized (NY)
  • 1835 First US mutual fire insurance company issues first policy (Rhode Island)
  • 1844 RC Society Apostole of Prayer forms

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1847 Frederick Douglass publishes first issue of his newspaper "North Star"

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
  • 1854 Eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences.

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1863 Confederate General James Longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, TN

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • 1864 Skirmish at Thomas' Station, Georgia
  • 1866 Paid fire dept replaces volunteer companies

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1868 1st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1878 Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah, Israel
  • 1881 Henry Morton Stanley founds Leopoldville (now Kinshasa)
  • 1883 48th US Congress (1883-85) convenes
  • 1901 Milwaukee is dropped from the AL & replaced by St Louis Browns
  • 1903 Panglima Polim surrenders to Capt Colijn at Atjeh
  • 1907 George Cohan's musical "Talk of the Town" premieres in NYC
  • 1908 Edward Elgar's 1st Symphony in A premieres
  • 1910 Neon lights first publicly displayed (Paris Auto Show)

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1911 Willis Carrier presents his influencial "Rational Psychrometric Formulae" on air conditioning to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Engineer Willis Carrier
Engineer
Willis Carrier
  • 1912 Gerrit Brinkman becomes 1st Dutch traffic officer
  • 1912 Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
  • 1912 First Balkan War: The Naval Battle of Elli takes place.
  • 1914 Dutch army opens fire on interned Belgian soldiers: 8 killed
  • 1915 General Joseph Joffre becomes Commander-in-Chief of the French Armies
  • 1917 The Supreme Allied War Council, meeting at Versailles to define war aim, fails to reach an agreement
  • 1917 After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.
  • 1920 Turkey & Armenia agree to peace treaty
  • 1921 9th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 23-0
  • 1922 First successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in NYC
  • 1923 First Congressional open session broadcast via radio (Wash DC)
  • 1926 Manchester Guardian (German Reichswehr/Red Army work together)

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1926 Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • 1929 Boston Bruins begins then NHL record 14 game winning streak
  • 1930 Airborn chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley, Belgium)
  • 1930 Otto Ender forms Austrian government
  • 1930 Richard Rodgers/L Hart's musical "Evergreen" premieres in London
  • 1931 Alka Seltzer goes on sale
  • 1932 20th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 25-6
  • 1932 Gen Kurt von Schleicher becomes chancellor of Germany

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1933 Connie Mack sells Mickey Cochrane to Det Tigers for $100,000

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1933 Joe Lilliard QBs Chic Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946
  • 1934 Italian colonial Tripoli & Cyrenaica annexed to Libya
  • 1934 KYW-AM in Chicago Ill moves to Phila Penn
  • 1938 AAUs decides to continue linear measuring system over metric
  • 1939 Dmitri Shostakovich's 6th Symphony premieres

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1941 Hitler views Poltava, Ukraine

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1943 9th Heisman Trophy Award: Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (QB)
  • 1943 Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy begins

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1943 Howard Hanson's 4th Symphony premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1944 British order to disarm causes general strike in Greece
  • 1944 Hungarian death march of Jews ends
  • 1944 Mussert puts Seyss-Inquart plan for small Nazi-Europe
  • 1944 NFL Cardinals-Pitts merger disolves
  • 1944 US 5th Armoured division occupies Brandenburg Hurtgenwald
  • 1944 The Greek Civil War breaks out in a newly-liberated Greece, between communists and royalists.
  • 1944 Britain's Home Guard ('Dad's Army') is officially stood down at a special farewell parade in Hyde Park, London.
  • 1946 12th Heisman Trophy Award: Glenn Davis, Army (HB)
  • 1946 US government asks UN to order dictator Franco out of Spain

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1947 Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 1948 "Pumpkin Papers" come to light (claimed to be from Alger Hiss)
  • 1948 1st US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn in

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1948 Don Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1948 Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea killing 1,100
  • 1949 KRLD (now KDFW) TV channel 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (CBS) begins
  • 1949 14th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 14-13 in Birmingham
  • 1950 Cleveland Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Phila 13-7)

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1950 Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • 1950 Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 12 punts
  • 1952 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii
  • 1952 Marcos Perez Jiménez elected president of Venezuela
  • 1953 "Kismet" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 583 performances

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1953 Eisenhower criticizes McCarthy for saying communists are in the Republican Party

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1953 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovitch' 5th String Quartet

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1954 Samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard" premieres

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
  • 1954 William Walton's opera "Troilus & Cressida" premieres in London
  • 1955 KTVE TV channel 10 in Monroe-El Dorado, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Bitain and France pull troops out of Egypt
  • 1956 KFSA (now KFSM) TV channel 5 in Ft Smith, AR (CBS) 1st broadcast

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1956 Wilt Chamberlain's 1st collegiate basketball game (scores 52)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1957 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB)
  • 1958 Indonesian parliament accepts nationalisation of Dutch businesses
  • 1959 State of emergency in Cyprus ends
  • 1960 "Camelot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances
  • 1960 Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner's "Camelot" premieres in NYC
  • 1961 Anton Geesink becomes 1st non-Japanese judo world champion
  • 1961 The Beatles meet future manager Brian Epstein

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 212

  • 1368 Charles VI, [the Well-Beloved], king of France (1380-1422)
  • 1483 Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reformation theologist
  • 1560 Jan Gruter, Dutch critic (d. 1627)
  • 1576 Marsilio Casentini, composer
  • 1668 Casimir Schweizelsperg, composer
  • 1684 Ludvig Baron Holberg, founder (Danish & Norwegian literature)
  • 1729 Padre Antonio Francisco J Jose Soler, Olot Spain, composer (Fandango)
  • 1750 Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, composer
  • 1752 Georg-Friederich Fuchs, composer
  • 1753 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny spinning machine)
  • 1755 Gilbert Stuart, US, portrait painter (painted Washington)
  • 1758 Josef Gelinek, composer
  • 1776 Johann Spurzheim, German neuroscientist (d. 1832)
  • 1795 Rowland Hill, introduced 1st adhesive postage stamp (1840)
  • 1797 Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore
  • 1800 France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici)
  • 1806 Henry Alexander Wise, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • 1809 Thomas Alfred Davies, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • 1822 Charles Adam Heckman, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1896)
  • 1826 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist

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1826 George McClellan, Union army major general, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1885)

Union General George McClellan
Union General
George McClellan
  • 1829 Green Berry Raum, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1909)
  • 1838 Cleveland Abbe, US, meteorologist (Father of Weather Bureau)
  • 1838 Octavia Hill, British reformer, leader of open-space movement
  • 1842 Ellen Henrietta Richards, US, chemist (Amer Home Economics Association-1st Pres)
  • 1842 Phoebe Hearst, American socialite (d. 1919)
  • 1842 Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (d. 1899)

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1857 Joseph Conrad, Berdychiv, Poland, novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness), (d. 1924)

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad
  • 1862 Jules Renkin, Belgian jurist/minister/premier (1931-32)
  • 1864 Herman Heijermans Jr, Dutch writer (Kamertjeszonde, Diamond City)
  • 1875 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman/antifascist
  • 1875 Max Meldrum, Scottish-born Australian painter (d. 1955)
  • 1880 Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1883 Albert "Tibby" Cotter, cricketer (great Aussie quick of early century)
  • 1883 Anton (Friedrich Wilhelm) von Webern, Austrian 12-tone composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1884 Rajendra Prasad, first President of India (d. 1963)
  • 1884 Walther Stampfli, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1965)
  • 1885 Marchien Zwitsers, farmer in Lutten (died at 109 years old)
  • 1886 Manne Siegbahn, Nobel laureate (d. 1978)
  • 1887 Naruhiko, Prince Higashikuni of Japan (d. 1990)
  • 1888 Ion Nonna Otescu, composer
  • 1895 Anna Freud, Austrian/English psychoanalytist/daughter of Sigmund F
  • 1896 Boleslaw Szabelski, composer
  • 1896 John Urzidil, Austria/US writer (Die erbeuteten Frauen)
  • 1897 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Without My Cloak)
  • 1898 Lev Konstantinovich Knipper, composer
  • 1899 Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1965)
  • 1900 Lester Matthews, Nottingham England, (Sir Dennis-Adv of Fu Manchu)
  • 1900 Richard Kuhn, Austria, biochemist, worked with vitamins (Nobel 1938)
  • 1900 Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountain guide (d. 2004)
  • 1902 Willem Arnold de Vries Robbe, composer
  • 1904 Juan E Yrausquin, founder (Party of Patriot Arubans)/minister
  • 1905 Leslie Ames, cricketer (England wicket-keeper of 30's Outstanding bat)
  • 1907 Andrew Hutchings, teachers' leader
  • 1907 Connee Boswell, singer (Pete Kelly's Blue), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1908 Halsey Stevens, Scott NY, composer (Triskelion)
  • 1908 Nigel M Balchin, [Mark Spade], English author (Business for Pleasure)
  • 1908 Edward Underdown, English actor (d. 1989)
  • 1910 Robert Arthur Hughes, missionary/surgeon
  • 1911 Dana Suesse, songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures)
  • 1911 Nino Rota, Milan Italy, composer (Torquemada)
  • 1913 Omer Vanaudenhoven, Flemish industrial/resistance fighter
  • 1914 Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1918 Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian general (d. 2000)
  • 1919 Charles Craig, opera singer
  • 1921 Hans G Kresse, Dutch cartoonist (Eric the Viking)
  • 1921 Phyllis Curtin, American soprano
  • 1922 Sven Nykvist, Swedish cinematographer (d. 2006)
  • 1923 Tom Fears, NFL end (LA Rams)
  • 1923 Trevor Bailey, England, cricket all-rounder (batted & ran)
  • 1924 John Backus, inventor (FORTRAN computer language)
  • 1924 Roberto Mières, Argentine racing driver
  • 1924 Francisco Sionil José, Filipino novelist, Philippine National Artist for Literature
  • 1925 Ken Funston, South African cricket batsman (18 Tests during 1950's)
  • 1925 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone)
  • 1925 Kim Dae Jung, South Korean President, Nobel laureate
  • 1926 Hans Otte, German composer/pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours)
  • 1927 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, actress/singer (Outland, Comics)
  • 1927 Andy Williams, Wall Lake Iowa, singer (Moon River, Andy Williams Show) (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Clarence Ford, sax player
  • 1929 Paul Harris Turok, composer
  • 1929 Werner Rackwitz, German musicologist (Handel-Renaissance)
  • 1930 Jean-Luc Godard, French director (Alphaville, Hail Mary, Breathless)
  • 1930 Phyllis Curtin, Clarksburg WV, soprano (NYC Opera)
  • 1931 Ellen Blazer, Dutch TV director (Sonja)
  • 1931 Jaye P Morgan, Mancos Colo, singer/actress (Gong Show, Night Patrol)
  • 1931 Franz Josef Degenhardt, German author
  • 1932 Corry Brokken, Dutch singer (1957 Eurovision)
  • 1933 Paul J. Crutzen, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1934 Viktor Vassilyevich Gorbatko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 24, 37/36)
  • 1937 Bobby Allison, auto racer (3 time winner of Daytona 500)
  • 1937 Stephen Rubin, English attorney/shoe manufacturer (Reebok, Adidas)
  • 1937 Binod Bihari Verma, Indian linguist
  • 1938 Jose Serebrier, Montevideo Uruguay, conductor/composer (Star Wagon)
  • 1938 Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner
  • 1940 Jeffrey R. Holland, American religious leader
  • 1941 Mary Alice, Indianola MS, newscaster (CBS, Lettie-Different World)
  • 1942 Alice Schwarzer, German journalist
  • 1943 Valerie Perrine, Galveston Tx, actress (Slaughterhouse 5)
  • 1945 Laura Dean, Staten Island composer/choreographer (Drumming), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1931 Silent film actress Clara Bow (26) weds actor and politician Rex Bell (28) in Las Vegas

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow

HeartWedding of Interest

1940 Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • 1984 Oldest groom - Harry Stevens, 103, weds Thelma Lucas, 83, in Wisc

HeartWedding of Interest

1993 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (31) weds Charisse Simon (26)

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 2005 NBC correspondent Hoda Kotb (41) weds New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga in the Dominican Republic
  • 2005 "The Last Samurai" actor Ken Watanabe (46) weds actress Kaho Minami (41) in Tokyo
  • 2005 French heiress Athina Onassis (20) weds Olympic gold medalist equestrian Alvaro de Miranda Neto (32) in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2005 Marilyn Manson lead singer Brian Warner (36) weds burlesque performer Dita Von Teese (33) at Castle Gurteen in County Tipperary, Ireland

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 110


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311 Diocletian, Roman Emperor (284-305), dies at 66

Roman Emperor Diocletian
Roman Emperor
Diocletian
  • 450 Petrus Chrysologus, 1st archbishop of Ravenna, dies
  • 1137 Lotharius III, of Supplinburg, Roman-Ger emperor (1133-37), dies at 67
  • 1154 Anastasius IV, Pope (1153-54), dies
  • 1265 Odofredus, Italian jurist
  • 1463 Louis Chalon, prince of Orange, dies
  • 1469 Piero de' Medici, ruler of Florence, dies at about 53
  • 1491 Thomas Basin, French historian/bishop of Lisieux, dies
  • 1533 Vasili III, great prince of Moscow (1505-33), dies at 54
  • 1552 St Francis Xavier, Jesuit missionary to the East (b. 1506)
  • 1610 Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general (b. 1548)
  • 1660 Jacques Sarazin, French sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
  • 1676 Daniel Stalpaert, Amsterdams master builder, buried
  • 1706 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and hymn writer (b. 1637)
  • 1765 Lord John Philip Sackville, British cricketer (b. 1713)
  • 1789 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French seascape painter, dies
  • 1807 Clara Reeve, English author (old English baron), dies
  • 1815 John Carroll (priest), first Roman Catholic archbishop in the U.S. (b. 1735)
  • 1823 Joseph Pouteau, composer, dies at 84
  • 1839 Frederik VI, king of Denmark (1808-39)/Norway (1803-14), dies at 71
  • 1845 Gregor MacGregor, Scottish con-man (b. 1786)
  • 1857 Christian D Rauch, German sculptor, dies at 80
  • 1866 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer, dies at 65
  • 1876 Hermann Goetz, German composer, dies at 35
  • 1882 Archibald Campbell Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1811)
  • 1888 Carl Zeiss, German lens maker (b. 1816)
  • 1889 Baltasar Saldoni, composer, dies at 82
  • 1890 Bill Midwinter, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia, 4 for England), dies
  • 1892 William Bonaparte, grandson of Lucien, dies
  • 1892 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (b. 1820)
  • 1894 HM Jozef Schadde, Flem architect (Antwerp Stock exchange), dies at 76

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1894 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, dies at 45

  • 1902 Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect (b. 1833)

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1910 Mary Baker Eddy, founder (Christian Science (Monitor)), dies at 89

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy
  • 1912 Prudente José de Morais Barros, President of Brazil (b. 1841)

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1919 Pierre A Renoir, French painter/sculptor, dies at 78

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • 1933 Richard Henry Warren, composer, dies at 74
  • 1934 Charles James O'Donnell, Irish politician (b. 1849)
  • 1937 Prosper Poullet, Belgian mayor, dies
  • 1941 Johann Christian August Sinding, composer, dies at 85
  • 1941 Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (b. 1883)
  • 1942 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer, dies at 75
  • 1944 Delfien Vanhaute, Flemish pastor/poet (Ark of Noah), dies at 75
  • 1949 Elin Pelin, writer, dies
  • 1949 Maria Ouspenskaya, actress (Spookies), dies at 62
  • 1954 Enrique Soro Barriga, composer, dies at 70
  • 1955 Cow Cow Davenport, American pianist (b. 1894)
  • 1957 Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher, dies at 81
  • 1960 Hermann Stephani, composer, dies at 83
  • 1961 Jekabs Graubins, composer, dies at 75
  • 1961 Mary Charleson, actress (Upstairs & Downstairs), dies at 76
  • 1964 Ernst Ginsberg, writer, dies
  • 1964 George Brown, cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies
  • 1967 Annette Kolb, writer, dies at 92
  • 1967 Fred Engelen, Flemish actor/director (Kritisch Theater), dies at 54
  • 1967 Harry Wismer, American original owner of the New York Jets (b. 1913)
  • 1969 Ruth White, actress (Fugitive), dies of cancer at 55
  • 1969 Mathias Wieman, German actor (b. 1902)
  • 1972 Bill Johnson, American musician (b. 1872)
  • 1973 Michael O'Shea, actor (Denny- It's a Great Life), dies at 67
  • 1973 Emile Christian, American musician (b. 1895)
  • 1975 Hugh Thurlow, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1932), dies
  • 1975 Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist, dies at 76
  • 1976 Mary Nash, actress (Phila Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies at 91
  • 1978 William Grant Still, composer, dies at 83
  • 1979 Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (b. 1905)
  • 1980 Oswald Mosley, British politician (b. 1896)
  • 1981 Walter Knott, American farmer (b. 1889)
  • 1984 Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidents advisor, dies at 72
  • 1984 Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1985 Sam Gillman, actor (Sam-Shane), dies at 70
  • 1990 Gavin Reed, actor (Body Beneath), dies at 59
  • 1991 Alex Graham, British cartoonstrip artist (Fred Basset), dies
  • 1991 Casey Walters, actor (True Story of Lynn Stuart), after a stroke at 75
  • 1992 Harry Ellerbe, actor (House of Usher, Magnetic Monster), dies at 91
  • 1992 Luis Alcoriza, actor/writer/director (Tiburoneros), dies of emphysema
  • 1992 Nureddin Al-Atassi, president of Syria (1966-70), dies
  • 1993 Lewis Thomas, biologist, dies of cancer at 80
  • 1993 Thomas Mogotlane, South African actor (Mapantsula), dies at 40
  • 1994 Dolf Verspoor, literary/translator (M Nijhoff prize 1958), dies at 77
  • 1994 Elizabeth Meyer, wife of Paul Michael Glaser, dies of AIDS at 47
  • 1994 Giorgi Chanturia, Pres of Georgia, assassinated
  • 1994 Lesley Peacock, jazz photogrpaher/author, dies
  • 1994 Said Mekbel, Algerian editor in chief (Le Matin), murdered at 57
  • 1995 Jimmy Jewel, comedian, dies at 82
  • 1996 Babrak Karmal, PM of Afghanistan (1980-81), dies
  • 1996 Det Glynn, teacher/anti-apartheid activist, dies at 84
  • 1996 George Duby, historian, dies at 77
  • 1997 Marian Kratochwil, artist, dies at 91
  • 1997 Steve Hamilton, pitcher (NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 63
  • 1998 Pierre Hétu, Quebec conductor and pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1999 Madeline Kahn, American actress (b. 1942)
  • 1999 Jarl Wahlström, 12th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1918)
  • 1999 Scatman John, American singer (b. 1942)
  • 2000 Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (b. 1917)
  • 2000 Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2001 Grady Martin, American country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), dies at 72
  • 2002 Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (b. 1970)
  • 2003 David Hemmings, English actor (b. 1941)
  • 2004 Shiing-Shen Chern, Chinese mathematician (b. 1911)