On This Day for 4th December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 207

  • 1110 Syrian harbor city Saida (Sidon) surrenders to Crusaders
  • 1154 Adrian IV elected Pope. The only Englishman to become pontiff, Nicholas Breakspear was a member of the family which until recent years brewed beer in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
  • 1197 Crusaders wound Rabbi Elezar ben Judah
  • 1259 Treaty of Paris: English King Henry III & French King Louis IX
  • 1489 Battle of Baza - Spanish army captures Baza from Moors
  • 1534 Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Baghdad
  • 1563 Council of Trent holds last session, after 18 years
  • 1619 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many as the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.
  • 1644 First European peace congress opens in Munster
  • 1655 Middelburg Neth forbids building of synagogue
  • 1665 Jean Racine's "Alexandre le Grand" premieres in Paris
  • 1674 Father Marquette builds first dwelling in what is now Chicago
  • 1676 Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V of Denmark engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt.
  • 1680 Hen in Rome lays an egg imprinted with comet not seen until Dec 16th
  • 1682 First General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester)
  • 1688 General John Churchill (later 1st Duke of Marlborough) changes allegiance from James II to William of Orange
  • 1691 Emperor Leopold I takes control of Transsylvania
  • 1691 Spanish king Carlos II names Maximilian II viceroy of S Netherlands
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charles reaches Derby
  • 1783 Gen Washington bids officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern, NYC
  • 1791 Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, first published
  • 1798 Rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt
  • 1812 Peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pa, patents a horse-drawn mower

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1816 James Monroe (VA), elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • 1829 Britain outlaws "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre)
  • 1832 French army begins bombing citadel of Antwerp
  • 1833 American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Philadelphia
  • 1836 Whig party holds its first national convention, Harrisburg, Pa
  • 1843 Manila paper (made from sails, canvas & rope) patented, Mass
  • 1843 Robert Schumann's "Das Paradies und die Peri" premieres in Leipzig

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1844 James Knox Polk elected 11th US President

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk
  • 1851 Pres Louis Napoleon Boaparte's forces crush an attempted coup d'etat in France
  • 1863 Storm flood ravages Netherlands coastal provinces
  • 1864 Battle of Waynesborough (Brier Creek) GA
  • 1864 Romanian Jews are forbidden to practice law
  • 1867 Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange).
  • 1872 The ship the Mary Celeste discovered mysteriously abandoned by her crew in the Atlantic Ocean

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1875 William Marcy "Boss" Tweed (NYC-Tammany Hall) escapes from jail

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • 1881 The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
  • 1889 Stanley's expedition reaches Bagamoyo in Indian Ocean
  • 1899 56th Congress (1899-1901) convenes
  • 1899 Webb Hayes, son of US President Rutherford Hayes, receives medal of honor
  • 1901 Anne Russell's 'Girl and the judge' premieres in NYC
  • 1905 British government of Balfour resigns
  • 1906 Alpha Phi Alpha, first Black Greek Letter Fraternity, forms
  • 1908 Haiti's president General Alexis Nord flees from military coup
  • 1908 The world's ten leading maritime nations attend a Naval Conference in London; they agree on rules for blockade, convoys, and seizure of contraband
  • 1909 1st CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Toronto Parkdale, 26-6

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1914 Walter Johnson accepts money from Federal League Chicago Whales Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1915 F F Fletcher is first US admiral to receive Congressional Medal of Honor
  • 1915 Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County, Ga
  • 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition closes in San Francisco

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1915 Henry Ford's peace ship, Oscar II, sails for Europe 'to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas'

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1918 US President Woodrow Wilson sails for Versailles Peace Conference in France, 1st President to travel outside US while in office

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1920 1st Pro football playoff game Buffalo-7, Canton-3 at Polo Grounds
  • 1920 8th CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 16-3
  • 1921 The Virginia Rappe manslaughter trial against Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ends in a hung jury.
  • 1922 Lucille Atcherson, becomes first woman legation sect-US foreign service

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1923 Cecil B. DeMille's first version of "Ten Commandments" premieres

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • 1923 WEAF radio begins broadcasting Eveready Hour (variety show)
  • 1926 14th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats U of Toronto, 10-7
  • 1927 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Symphony premieres in Moscow

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1927 Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem

Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist
Duke Ellington
  • 1927 Pirates Paul Waner wins NL MVP
  • 1928 Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn's musical "Whoopee" premieres in NYC
  • 1930 Vatican approves rhythm method for birth control
  • 1931 "Frankenstein" opens at Mayfair

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1933 FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1933 Jack Kirkland's "Tobacco Road" premieres in NYC
  • 1935 1,200 at St Joseph's College (Phila) enroll in anticommunism class
  • 1941 Nazi ordinance places Jews of Poland outside protection of courts
  • 1942 First US citizenship granted to an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)
  • 1942 FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration
  • 1942 US bombers struck Italian mainland for first time in WW II
  • 1942 Holocaust: In Warsaw, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Filipowicz set up the Żegota organization.
  • 1943 -Dec 6] 2nd conference of Cairo: FDR, Winston Churchill & Turkish president İsmet İnönü
  • 1943 Commissioner Landis announces any baseball club may sign Negroes
  • 1943 Yugoslavian resistance forms provisionary government under Dr Ribar
  • 1944 Germans destroy Rhine dikes, Betuwe flooded
  • 1945 11th Heisman Trophy Award: Doc Blanchard, Army (FB)
  • 1945 Senate approves US participation in United Nations
  • 1947 USSR joins International Amateur Athletic Union
  • 1948 "Magdalena" closes at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC, after 48 performances
  • 1948 SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River, China, sinks killing 2,750 die
  • 1948 13th Iron Bowl (first since 1907): Alabama beats Auburn 55-0 in Birmingham
  • 1949 Bob Gage ties NFL record of a 97 yard touchdown run
  • 1949 Duncan Stewart, 2nd British Governor of Sarawak is fatally stabbed in the streets of Sibu by Malay student Rosli Dhoby with help from Morshidi Sidek with the goal of helping neighbouring Indonesia to take over British Sarawak

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1951 Aaron Copland's/Robbins' "Pied Piper" premieres in NYC

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
Aaron Copland
  • 1951 Superheated gasses roll down Mount Catarman, Philippines, killing 500 people
  • 1951 Mir Waiz Maulvi Muhammad Yusouf is appointed President of Azad Kashmir Government.
  • 1952 Killer fogs begin in London, England; "Smog" becomes a word
  • 1952 Walter P Reuther chosen chairman of CIO
  • 1954 "Hit the Trail" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1954 "On Your Toes" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 64 performances
  • 1954 The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, USA
  • 1955 Mgr Alfrink installed as Archbishop of Utrecht
  • 1956 22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB)
  • 1957 First edition of "Chase's Annual Events" published
  • 1957 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John's, England)
  • 1958 Dahomey (Benin), Ivory Coast become autonomous within French Community

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 209

  • 1555 Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625)
  • 1580 Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (d. 1626)
  • 1584 John Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony
  • 1595 Jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674)
  • 1646 Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (d. 1730)
  • 1660 Andre Campra, composer
  • 1667 Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer
  • 1670 John Aislabie, English politician (d. 1742)
  • 1708 Marianus Konigsperger, composer
  • 1711 Barbara of Portugal, queen of Spain (d. 1758)
  • 1713 Gasparo Gozzi, Italian critic and dramatist (d. 1786)
  • 1720 Jean-Jacques Robson, composer
  • 1777 Juliette Récamier, French socialite (d. 1849)
  • 1786 John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament [or 12/14]
  • 1791 Johann Gottlob Topfer, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1795 Thomas Carlyle, Scotland, essayist/historian (French Revolution)

Historian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle
Historian and Essayist
Thomas Carlyle
  • 1798 Jules Armand Dufaure, French statesman (d. 1881)
  • 1800 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen)
  • 1803 Augustus Zerega diZerega, Martinique, ship owner (Red Z Lane)
  • 1808 Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horatius)
  • 1812 Elias Smith Dennis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • 1818 William Wing "Old Blizzards" Loring, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army)
  • 1822 Frances Crabbe, England, feminist founded Anti-Vivisection Society
  • 1825 Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek, composer
  • 1835 Samuel Butler, England, author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh)
  • 1838 Melesio Morales, composer

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1840 Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko], Fort Robinson Nebraska, Oglala Sioux chief (Battle of the Little Bighorn)

Native American War Leader Crazy Horse
Native American War Leader
Crazy Horse
  • 1844 Franz Xavier Wernz, German Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1914)
  • 1852 Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (d. 1934)
  • 1858 Billy Gunn, cricketer (Notts & England batsman in 11 Tests 1886-99)
  • 1861 Lillian Russell, [Helen Leonard], US, singer/actress (Great Mogul)
  • 1865 Edith Louisa Cavell, England, nurse (WW I)
  • 1866 Vassily V Kandinsky, Russ/Ger/Fr abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration)
  • 1868 Richard N Roland Holst, Dutch artist/painter
  • 1868 Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • 1874 Jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice)
  • 1875 Rainer Maria Rilke, Austria, poet (Duino Elegies)
  • 1875 Joe Corbett, American baseball player (d. 1945)
  • 1876 Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria, poet (Iron Poems)
  • 1879 Herbert Hamilton Harty, composer
  • 1881 Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal (July 20th plot)
  • 1883 Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian author (d. 1969)
  • 1888 Aleksandar I Karadordjevic, king of Yugoslavia (1921-34)
  • 1889 Buck Jones, [Charles F Gebhart], US actor (War Horse)
  • 1889 Isabel Randolph, IL, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Our Miss Brooks)

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1892 Francisco Franco [ y Bahamonde], Ferrol Galicia, Spanish General and Dictator (1936-75), (d. 1975)

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1895 Nils FA Nilsson Piraten, Swedish writer (Bombi Bitt Och Jag)
  • 1895 Fung Yu-lan, Chinese philosopher (d. 1990)
  • 1896 Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [NS]
  • 1897 Mari Andriessen, Dutch sculptor (Dock Worker)
  • 1899 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Frisian farmer/writer
  • 1899 Charles William (Charlie) Spencer Newcastle and England football player (d. 1953)
  • 1903 Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian
  • 1903 Cornell Woolrich, US, writer (El Angel Negro)
  • 1905 Emilio Médici, president Brazil (1969-74)
  • 1907 Jo Boer, Dutch author (Catharina & the Magnolias)
  • 1908 A D Hershey, US, biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969)
  • 1909 Jimmy Jewel, English actor (d. 1995)
  • 1910 Alex North, Chester Penn, composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata)
  • 1910 Amar Singh, cricketer (dashing Indian all-rounder of thirties)
  • 1910 Ramaswamy Venkataraman, president of India (1987-92)
  • 1912 Alfons "Alphons" Berckmans, Flemish/British actor (Family Stastok)
  • 1912 Jack Walsh, NSW/Leicestershire cricket china bowler (didn't rep Aust)
  • 1912 John W Pritchard, [Ian Wallace], US, sci-fi author (Megalomania)
  • 1912 Pappy Boyington, American pilot (d. 1988)
  • 1914 Rudolf Hausner, Austrian artist (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (d. 1993)
  • 1915 Allan Jackson, Hot Springs Ark, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand)
  • 1915 Fred Freer, cricketer (Australian pace bowler played one Test in 1946)
  • 1916 Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American writer (d. 1994)
  • 1920 Michael Bates, Jhansi India, actor (Clockwork Orange, Patton)
  • 1920 Jeanne Manford, Flushing, Queens, gay rights activist, (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Nadir Afonso, Chaves, Portugal, geometric abstractionist painter, (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Deanna Durbin, Winnipeg Manitoba, actress/vocalist (100 Men & a Girl), (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Gerard Philipe, Cannes France, actor (Caligula, Le Diable au Corps)
  • 1923 Charles Keating, district attorney (Los Angeles California)
  • 1924 John Portman, SC, architect (Ivan Allen Award-1964)
  • 1925 Maurice Binder, photographer/film titler (James Bond), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Russell L Rogers, USAF/astronaut (X-20)
  • 1928 Dena Dietrich, American actress
  • 1930 Harvey Kuenn, baseball player (AL Rookie of the Year-1953)
  • 1930 Paul-Heinz Dittrich, composer
  • 1930 Roman Semyonovich Ledenyou, composer
  • 1930 Ronnie Corbett, comedian (The Two Ronnies), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • 1930 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1931 Wally George, American TV commentator (d. 2003)
  • 1932 Edgar Valcarcel, composer
  • 1932 Joanne Battiste, artist (heroines)
  • 1932 Roh Tae Woo, Taegu South Korea, President South Korea (1988-93)
  • 1933 Horst Buchholz, actor (Magnificent 7, Raid on Entebbe), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1934 Victor French, actor (Highway to Heaven), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1934 Wink Martindale, Jackson Tn, TV host (Tic-Tac-Dough, Can You Top This)
  • 1935 Fred Rumsey, England, cricket lefty pace bowler (5 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1935 Robert Vesco, American financier and fugitive
  • 1936 Larry Davis, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1937 Max Baer Jr, actor (Jethro-Beverly Hillbillies), born in Oakland, California
  • 1938 Andre Marrou, Libertarian Presidential candidate (1992)
  • 1938 Liesbeth Struppert, actress (Miep Gies-Anne Frank)
  • 1938 Lynn Blessing, vibes Player

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1878 Novelist Bram Stoker (31) weds Florence Balcombe (20) in Dublin, Ireland

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker

HeartWedding of Interest

1973 NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (47) weds activist Carrie Cooke

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle

HeartWedding of Interest

1976 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (44) marries for the 7th time to politician John Warner (49)

HeartWedding of Interest

1979 Liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero)

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • 1999 Philippe, Duke of Brabant and heir apparent to Belgium throne marries the honourable Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz
  • 2005 2004 Olympic volleyball team member Kerri Walsh (27) weds fellow volleyball player Casey Jennings (30) at the La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs, California
  • 2012 "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans (21) weds Courtland Rogers (26) at a courthouse in Brunswick County, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 105

  • 765 Jafar Sadiq, Shia Imam (b. 702)
  • 811 Charles The Younger, King the of Franks, son of the Emperor Charlemagne, dies at about 39
  • 1075 Archbishop Anno II of Cologne
  • 1123 Omar Khayyám, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048)
  • 1137 Lotharius III of Supplinburg, emperor (1125, 33-37), dies at 67
  • 1182 Henry, earl of Gelre/Zutphen (1141/79-82), dies
  • 1214 William I of Scotland
  • 1270 Theobald V of Champagne, King of Navarre
  • 1334 Pope John XXII (b. 1249)
  • 1340 Henry Burghersh, English bishop and chancellor (b. 1292)
  • 1371 Reinald III, the Fat Duke, duke of Gelre (1343-61), dies at 38
  • 1371 Stefanus X Uros V, king of Serbia (1355-71), dies
  • 1459 Adolf VIII, Duke of Southern Jutland (b. 1401)
  • 1514 Richard Hunne, English "heretic", commits suicide(?)
  • 1576 Rheticus, mathematician, dies
  • 1585 John Willock, Scottish reformer
  • 1603 Maarten de Vos, Flemish painter, dies at about 71
  • 1609 Alexander Hume, Scottish poet
  • 1642 Armand-Jean Duplessis Richelieu, bishop of Lucon, dies at about 57
  • 1649 Outgert Arisz Akersloot, Dutch silversmith, dies at about 73
  • 1649 William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (b. 1585)
  • 1676 Johann Georg Ebeling, German composer, dies at 39

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1679 Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (b. 1588)

Philosopher Thomas Hobbes
Philosopher
Thomas Hobbes
  • 1680 Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (b. 1616)
  • 1696 Empress Meishō, Japan (b. 1624)
  • 1732 John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera), dies at 47
  • 1798 Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomy/physicist, dies at 61
  • 1807 Prince Hall, activist/Masonic leader, dies in Boston
  • 1828 Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1770)
  • 1836 Daniel Read, composer, dies at 79
  • 1884 Alice Mary Smith, composer, dies at 45
  • 1890 Willem III, Dutch king, buried
  • 1893 Allan Wilson, British/Rhodesian Major, dies in battle against the Ndebeles during First Matabele War
  • 1893 John Tyndall, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect, dies at 73
  • 1902 Charles Dow, American journalist (Dow Jones & Company - Wall Street Journal) (b. 1851)
  • 1909 Paul-Albert Besnard, French painter/graphic artist (Elle), dies at 60
  • 1915 Gustav Hollaender, composer, dies at 60
  • 1926 Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian-born painter (b. 1861)
  • 1932 Gustav Meyrink, writer, dies at 64
  • 1933 Stefan George, German poet (Das neue Reich), dies at 65
  • 1935 Hylton Philipson, cricketer (England keeper in 5 Tests 1892-95), dies
  • 1935 Johan Halvorsen, composer, dies at 71
  • 1938 Dina Appeldoorn, Dutch pianist/composer, dies at 54
  • 1943 Carlo Mierendorff, German politician/antifascist, dies at 46
  • 1944 Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player (b. 1879)
  • 1945 Thomas Hunt Morgan, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1866)
  • 1948 Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist, dies
  • 1952 Karen Horney, German/US neo freudian psycho analyst, dies at 67
  • 1953 Daniel Gregory Mason, composer, dies at 80
  • 1954 Nina Vasar, wife of Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitsj, dies
  • 1956 Alexandr Rodchenko, Russian painter and photographer (b. 1891)
  • 1959 Rosetta Duncan, (Duncan Sisters), dies in an auto accident at 58
  • 1967 Bert Lahr, [Irving Lahrheim], US comic (Wizard of Oz), dies at 72
  • 1969 Alceo Toni, composer, dies at 85
  • 1969 Fred Hampton, US Black-Panther leader, murdered
  • 1971 Shunryu Suzuki, Zen teacher, founder of SF Zen Center, dies
  • 1973 Michael O'Shea, actor (Smart Woman), dies of heart attack at 67
  • 1974 Lee Kinsolving, actor (Explosive Generation), dies at 36

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1975 Hannah Arendt, German/US political theorist and historian, dies at 69

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
Hannah Arendt
  • 1976 Benjamin Britten, British composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at 63
  • 1976 Tommy Bolin, rock guitarist (Deep Purple), dies of heroin overdose
  • 1976 W. F. McCoy, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
  • 1977 Leila Hyams, actress (Red Headed Woman, Freaks), dies at 72
  • 1978 Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Neth/US phycists, dies at 76
  • 1979 Robert Karnes, actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62
  • 1980 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), dies shot during an armed robbery, at 69
  • 1983 Estelle Omens, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays), dies at 55
  • 1984 John Rock, US co-developer of anti-conceptiepil, dies at 94
  • 1985 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist, dies at 83
  • 1986 Reuben Nakian, US sculptor, dies at 89
  • 1987 Rouben Mamoulian, dir (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies at 90
  • 1988 Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (b. 1899)
  • 1990 Edward Binns, US actor (12 Angry One), dies of heart attack at 74
  • 1993 Frank Sturgis, watergate burglar, dies at 68
  • 1993 Frank V Zappa, US music/composer (Mothers of Invention), dies at 52
  • 1993 Hetty de Boer-Jongkind, Dutch medical astrologist, dies at 42
  • 1993 Margaret Landon, US author (Anna & the King of Siam), dies at 90
  • 1994 Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer, dies at 73
  • 1994 Jakob Kaplan, French head rabbi (1955-81), dies at 99
  • 1994 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Peruvian playwright, dies at 66
  • 1994 Robert Jesse Charleston, museum curator, dies at 78
  • 1994 Thomas Roy Garrett, museum curator, dies at 63
  • 1995 Adrianne Jones, killed by David Graham & Diane Zamora, at 16
  • 1996 Basil Nield, judge/politician, dies at 83
  • 1996 Muriel Monkhouse, Red Cross worker, dies at 86
  • 1997 David Abell Wood, priest, dies at 72
  • 1997 Richard Vernon, British actor (Gandhi, Hard Days Night), dies at 72
  • 1999 Rose Bird, American judge (b. 1936)
  • 2003 Iggy Katona, American race car driver (b. 1916)
  • 2004 Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano (b. 1943)
  • 2005 Errol Brathwaite, New Zealand author (b. 1924)
  • 2005 Gregg Hoffman, American film producer (b.1963)
  • 2005 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (b. 1922)
  • 2006 James Kim, American television personality (b. 1971)
  • 2007 Norval Morrisseau, Canadian artist (b. 1932)
  • 2007 Chip Reese, American professional poker player (b. 1951)
  • 2007 Pimp C, American Rapper (b. 1973)
  • 2009 Eddie Fatu, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1973)
  • 2011 Sócrates, Brazilian footballer (b. 1954)
  • 2011 Hubert Sumlin, American blues guitarist (b. 1931)