On This Day for 5th December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 206


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63 BC Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations.

Roman Statesman & Philosopher Cicero
Roman Statesman & Philosopher
Cicero
  • 663 Fourth Council of Toledo takes place.

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771 Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne
Holy Roman Emperor
Charlemagne
  • 1082 Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona is assassinated.
  • 1301 Pope Boniface VIII's degree Ausculta fili (only nominee)
  • 1349 500 Jews of Nuremberg massacre during Black Death riots
  • 1360 The French Franc is created.
  • 1408 Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow.
  • 1448 Bishop Jona of Moscow chosen as metropolitan of Kiev/Intoxication
  • 1456 Earthquake strikes Naples; about 35,000 die

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1492 Columbus discovers Hispaniola (El Espanola/Haiti)

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1496 Jews are expelled from Portugal by order of King Manuel I
  • 1590 Niccolo Sfondrati chosen as Pope Gregory XIV
  • 1602 Giulio Caccini's "Euridice" premieres in Florence

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1717 Blackbeard ransacks the merchant sloop "Margaret" and keeps her captain, Henry Bostock, prisoner for 8 hours before releasing him. Bostock would later provide the first recorded of Blackbeard's appearance, with specific reference to his "very black beard", providing the source for his name

Pirate Blackbeard
Pirate
Blackbeard
  • 1741 -6] Russian princess Elisabeth Petrovna grabs powers
  • 1746 Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.
  • 1757 Battle of Leuthen: Prussian army beats Austrians
  • 1766 London auctioneers Christie's hold their first sale
  • 1775 At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 1776 First US fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa (William & Mary College), forms

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1792 George Washington re-elected as US President

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1798 Dutch troops occupy Hasselt

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1804 Thomas Jefferson re-elected US President, George Clinton Vice President

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
  • 1813 Lübeck surrenders to allied armies
  • 1815 Foundation of Maceió in Brazil.
  • 1830 Hector Berlioz' "Symphonique Fantastique" premieres in Paris
  • 1831 Former US President John Q Adams takes his seat as a member of House of Representatives

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1832 Andrew Jackson re-elected President of US

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1835 - 10th: Assault on Mexican-held San Antonio by Texan rebels
  • 1837 Hector Berlioz' "Requiem" premieres
  • 1837 Uprising under William Lyon Mackenzie in Canada

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1840 Napoleon Bonaparte receives a French state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1846 C F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1847 Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1848 President Polk triggers Gold Rush of 1849 by confirming gold discovery in California
  • 1854 Aaron Allen of Boston patents folding theater chair
  • 1859 Dion Boucicault's "Octaroon" premieres in NYC
  • 1862 Battle of Coffeeville, MS
  • 1865 Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
  • 1868 1st American bicycle college opens (NY)
  • 1876 Daniel Stillson (Mass) patents 1st practical pipe wrench
  • 1876 Fire at Brooklyn Theater kills 295, trampled or burned to death
  • 1879 1st automatic telephone switching system patented
  • 1881 47th Congress (1881-83) convenes
  • 1887 Stanley's expedition reaches plateau at Lake Albert Congo
  • 1890 Berlioz' opera "Les Troyens" premieres in Karlsruhe
  • 1892 Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany's Reichstag

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1892 Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.

4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson
4th Prime Minister of Canada
John Thompson
  • 1893 1st electric car (built in Toronto) could go 15 miles between charges
  • 1894 Georges Feydeaus' "L'hôtel du libre échange" premieres in Paris
  • 1896 Henrik Ibsen's "Kejsor og Galileer" premieres in Leipzig
  • 1905 Henry Campbell-Bannermam (Lib) becomes UK PM
  • 1908 1st US football uniform numerals used (University of Pittsburgh)
  • 1912 The Triple Alliance among Italy, Austria, and Germany (originally signed in 1882) is renewed for six years, beginning in 1914, a move inspired by instability in the Balkans
  • 1914 6th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats U of Toronto, 14-2
  • 1914 The Italian Parliament proclaims the neutrality of the country.
  • 1917 Austro-German Forces launch an offensive against the Italians on the western end of their line, around Asiago
  • 1918 Oil refinery on Curacao opens
  • 1920 Pro football playoff game Akron & Buffalo 0-0 tie, title undecided
  • 1920 Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
  • 1924 Hamilton Tiger Red Green scores 5 goals to beat Tor Maple Leafs 10-5
  • 1925 13th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats Win Tammany Tigers, 24-1
  • 1925 Hans Luther forced to resign as Chancellor and head of the German Weimar government
  • 1926 Sergei Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin" debuts
  • 1928 England defeats Australia by record 675 runs at Brisbane
  • 1928 MW Miklas elected president of Austria
  • 1929 1st US nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, NYC)
  • 1931 CFL Grey Cup: Mtl AAA beats Regina, 22-0 at Montreal

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1932 German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1933 21st Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, 18th Amendment (Prohibition of alcohol) repealed (5:32 PM EST)
  • 1935 First commercial hydroponics operation established (Montebello, California)
  • 1935 National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC)
  • 1936 24th CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia Imperials defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-20
  • 1936 Armenian SSR, Azerbaijan SSR, Georgian SSR, Kazakh SSR & Kirghiz SSR becomes constituent republics of Soviet Union
  • 1941 Football Writers Association of America organized
  • 1941 Patrick Hamilton's "Angel Street" premieres in NYC
  • 1941 Russian anti offensive in Moscow drives out nazi army
  • 1941 Sister Elizabeth Kenny new treatment for infantile paralysis approved
  • 1941 US aircraft carrier Lexington and 5 heavy cruisers leave Pearl Harbor
  • 1942 CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto
  • 1942 Seyss-Inquart orders students in nazi-Germany to work
  • 1942 West Indies chocolate/coffee drop above Netherland
  • 1943 NFL Phila Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger disolves
  • 1944 German troops steal all the silver coin in Utrecht
  • 1945 "Lost Squadron" crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle)
  • 1945 Special Council of Annulment affirms death sentence of Max Blokzijl

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1946 US President Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1947 Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • 1948 NY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1949 Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • 1950 Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1950 Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India
  • 1952 -8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die
  • 1954 KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 AFL & CIO merge, with George Meany as president

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1955 Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama by Rosa Parks

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks
  • 1955 The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO.
  • 1956 Thornton Wilder's "Matchmaker" premieres in NYC
  • 1957 William Inge's "Dark at the Top of the Stairs" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 208

  • 1377 Jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402)

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1443 Pope Julius II, Albisola, Republic of Genoa, Pope (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael, (d. 1513)

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II
  • 1495 Nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542)
  • 1537 Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1597)
  • 1539 Fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (d. 1604)
  • 1545 Janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician/poet
  • 1547 Ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist/historian
  • 1661 Robert Haley, earl of Oxford/English premier (Whig, 1710-14)
  • 1666 Francesco Antonio Nicola Scarlatti, Italian composer (d. 1741)
  • 1687 Francesco Xaverio Geminiani, composer
  • 1697 Carlo Arrigoni, composer
  • 1697 Giuseppe de Majo, composer
  • 1724 Joseph Friebert, composer

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1782 Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook New York, (D) 8th US president (1837-41)

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren
  • 1786 Henry Drummond, English banker/apostole
  • 1803 Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev, Russian poet (d. 1873)
  • 1820 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (d. 1892)
  • 1822 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American college president (d. 1907)
  • 1824 Titian James Coffey, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1867)
  • 1826 John Benjamin Sanborn, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1904)
  • 1829 Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French Canadian politician (d. 1908)
  • 1830 Christina Rossetti, poet (Winter Rain, Passing Away), born in London, England

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1839 George Armstrong Custer, New Rumley, Ohio, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876)

  • 1841 Marcus Daly, American mining tycoon (d. 1900)
  • 1844 John Frederick Bridge, composer
  • 1852 Thomas Linnemann Laub, composer
  • 1855 Clinton Hart Merriam, American ornithologist (d. 1942)
  • 1859 John Jellicoe, British admiral (d. 1935)

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1859 John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, Southampton

British Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe
British Admiral of the Fleet
John Rushworth Jellicoe
  • 1861 Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24)
  • 1863 Paul P Painlevé, French PM (1917, 1925), mathematician [OS]
  • 1867 Józef Piłsudski, Polish revolutionary and statesman (d. 1935)
  • 1867 Antti Aarne, Finnish folklorist (d. February 2, 1925)
  • 1868 Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (d. 1951)
  • 1869 Ellis Parker Butler, American author (d. 1937)
  • 1870 Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer (d. 1949)
  • 1871 Bill Pickett, American rodeo performer (d. 1932)
  • 1872 Harry N Pillsbury, US chess player
  • 1875 Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian soldier (d. 1933)
  • 1878 Arrigo Pedrollo, composer
  • 1879 Clyde Cessna, American airplane manufacturer (d. 1954)
  • 1880 Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Neth violinist/conductor
  • 1884 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist
  • 1885 Dirk H W Filarski, Dutch painter/lithographer (Bergense School)
  • 1886 Pieter J Old, lawyer/minister of Finance/mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52)
  • 1888 Askell Snorrason, composer
  • 1890 Fritz Lang, Germany, director (M, Metropolis)
  • 1890 David Bomberg, English painter (d. 1957)
  • 1892 Cyril Ring, MA, actor (Body & Soul)
  • 1892 Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (d. 1973)
  • 1894 Charles Robberts, Winburg district of the Orange Free State, The first State President of South Africa
  • 1895 Henriette H Bosmans, Dutch cellist/pianist/composer
  • 1895 Elbert Frank Cox, American mathematician (d. 1969)
  • 1896 (Lady Huxley) Juliette Baillot, author
  • 1896 Willem F M Lampe, Dutch ambassador of the Dutch Antilles
  • 1897 Nunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1977)
  • 1898 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (d. 1982)
  • 1898 Grace Moore, Slabtown, Tennessee, American soprano (One Night of Love)
  • 1899 Sonny Boy Williamson [Aleck Miller], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, born in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi (d. 1965) (year of birth disputed)
  • 1901 Hanns Jelinek, composer

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1901 Walt [Walter Elias] Disney, animator, (Mickey Mouse), producer and co-founder of Walt Disney Co., born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • 1901 Werner Heisenberg, German physicist/discovered uncertainty (Nobel 32)
  • 1901 Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (d. 1980)
  • 1902 [Steve James] Strom Thurmond, (Sen-D/R-SC)

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1903 Cecil Frank Powell, Tonbridge, Kent, physicist, discovered pion (Nobel 1950), (d. 1969)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Cecil Frank Powell
  • 1905 Otto Preminger, Austria, director/producer (Laura, Exodus)
  • 1905 Gus Mancuso, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1907 Lin Piau, Chinese politician
  • 1907 Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian physicist (d. 1993)
  • 1910 Abraham L Polonsky, US writer/director (Tell them Willie Boy is Here)
  • 1911 Alfred Manessier, French painter (leaded windows)
  • 1911 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist (d. 2000)
  • 1912 Maisie Fitter, editor/conservationist
  • 1914 Hans Hellmut Kirst, German author (d. 1989)
  • 1915 Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, drummer
  • 1915 Margaret Hayes, Balt Md, actress (Robert Montgomery Presents)
  • 1917 Simone Gallimard, publisher
  • 1917 Ken Downing, English racing driver (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Victor Collin Matthews, businessman
  • 1921 Alvy Moore, actor (Mr Kimball-Green Acres)
  • 1921 George Henderson, priest/politician
  • 1921 Peter Hansen, actor (Mr Parkson-Mr Novak, Gen Hospital), born in Oakland, California
  • 1923 Tendrjakow, writer
  • 1923 Johnny Pate, American jazz bassist (Chicago soul), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • 1925 Anastasio "Tachito" Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua (1967..79)
  • 1926 George Savalas, actor (Kojak), born in The Bronx, New York

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1927 Bhumibol Adulyadej [Rama IX], Cambridge Mass, King of Thailand (1946- )

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • 1932 Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], Macon, Georgia, American singer-songwriter (Tutti Frutti)
  • 1932 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1932 Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, born in Khunzakhsky District, Soviet Union (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Bernard van Beurden, Dutch composer/music educator
  • 1934 Joan Didion, US author and journalist (The year of Magical Thinking), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1935 Calvin Trillin, author (New Yorker)
  • 1935 Yury Vlasov, Soviet weightlifter
  • 1936 James Lee Burke, American writer
  • 1938 John J Cale, rock guitarist (After Midnight), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • 1939 Frederik van Rossum, composer
  • 1939 Horst Bastian, writer
  • 1940 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager
  • 1940 Peter Pohl, Swedish writer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1926 Gangster Carlo Gambino (24) weds his first cousin Catherine Castellano

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Gangster
Carlo Gambino
  • 1932 "East of Eden" director Elia Kazan (23) weds playwright Molly Day Thatcher (25)
  • 1943 Singer and actress Dinah Shore (27) weds actor George Montgomery (27)

HeartWedding of Interest

1945 Actor Eddie Albert (39) weds actress Margo (28)

  • 1947 "Spider-Man" creator Stan Lee (24) weds Joan Clayton Boocock
  • 1993 Newhart actor William Sanderson (47) weds Sharon Wix (39)

HeartWedding of Interest

2003 Cold play band lead vocalist Chris Martin (35) weds actress and singer Gwyneth Paltrow (39) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress
Gwyneth Paltrow
  • 2011 American game show host and executive producer Jeff Probst (50) weds actress/model Lisa Ann Russell (40) at a private house in Los Angeles
  • 2014 Actress and model Amber Stevens (28) weds "The Walking Dead" actor Andrew J. West (28) in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 117

  • 63 BC Publius Cornelius Lentulus (Sura), Roman statesman
  • 749 Saint John of Damascus, theologian
  • 1212 Derek II of Are, Bishop of Utrecht (1197-1212), dies
  • 1244 Johanna of Constantinople, countess of Flanders (1205-44), dies
  • 1355 Jan III, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies
  • 1560 Francis II, King of France (1559-60), dies at 16
  • 1570 Johan Friis, Danish statesman (b. 1494)
  • 1594 Gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82
  • 1624 Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (b. 1560)
  • 1654 Jean François Sarrazin, French writer
  • 1663 Severo Bonini, composer, dies at 80
  • 1675 John Lightfoot, English theologist (Horae Hebraicae), dies at 73
  • 1745 Christoph Förster, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1749 Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye, New French explorer and trader (b. 1685)
  • 1758 Johann Friedrich Fasch, composer, dies at 70
  • 1770 James Stirling, Scot mathematician (Formula of Stirling), dies at 78

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1784 Phillis Wheatley, American poet and first published African-American woman, dies in Boston at 31

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1791 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer, dies in Vienna Austria at 35

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1799 Robert Kimmerling, composer, dies at 61
  • 1818 Bruno Daalberg/Anonymus Belga, sect of High Council Adel, dies at 60
  • 1819 Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet (b. 1750)
  • 1835 August v Platen, writer, dies at 39
  • 1842 MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers, dies at 82
  • 1853 Johann Peter Heuschkel, composer, dies at 80
  • 1859 Louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82

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1870 Alexandre Dumas, French writer ('The Three Musketeers', 'The Count of Monte Cristo') dies at 68

  • 1886 Peter Hofstede de Groot, Dutch reformed theologist, dies at 84
  • 1887 Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (b. 1804)
  • 1891 JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II of Alcantara, emp of Brazil (1831-89), dies
  • 1895 Chief Gall, Sioux chief (b. 1840)
  • 1902 Henry Stephen Cutler, composer, dies at 78
  • 1916 Hans Richter, composer, dies at 73
  • 1922 Samuel Muller Fzn, Dutch historian/archivist, dies
  • 1925 Wilhelmina E Drucker, [Lensing], Dutch feminist, dies at 78

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1926 Claude Monet, French impressionist, dies at 86

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • 1928 Johannes F "Johan" Bakker Sr, actor/husband of Truus Soete, dies at 61
  • 1931 Vachel Lindsay, American poet (b. 1879)
  • 1935 Frans, [MJ Francois] Erens, literary (Years Gone By), dies at 78
  • 1938 Christina "Dina" Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer, dies at 54
  • 1940 Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60
  • 1940 Mordechai Frizis, Jewish Greek military officer (b. 1893)
  • 1942 Buck Jones, Hollywood's last cowboy hero actor (Headin' East), buried
  • 1950 Shri Aurobindo, Indian guru (b. 1872)
  • 1951 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, of baseball's black sox scandal, dies
  • 1951 Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)
  • 1953 Jorge Negrete, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1911)
  • 1955 Paul Harvey, actor (Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), dies at 73
  • 1958 Ferdinand Bruckner, writer, dies at 67
  • 1959 K S Duleepsinhji, cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), dies
  • 1963 Herbert H Lehman, (Gov-D-NY), dies
  • 1963 Karl Amadeus Hartmann, composer, dies at 58
  • 1963 Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1892)
  • 1964 Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Tailor Wibbel), dies at 70

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1965 Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist, Nobel laureate for shock therapy (b. 1874)

Physiologist Joseph Erlanger
Physiologist
Joseph Erlanger
  • 1966 Sylveer Maes, Belgian bicylist, dies at 57
  • 1968 Fred Clark, actor (Zotz, Auntie Mame), dies of liver ailment at 54
  • 1971 Hugh Wakefield, actress (Blithe Spirit), dies
  • 1972 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, dies at 48
  • 1974 Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, tennis player (US Open 1909-11), dies at 87
  • 1974 Henry Wadsworth, actor (Applause, Ceiling Zero), dies at 72
  • 1974 Pietro Germi, actor/director (Serafino, Climax), dies at 60
  • 1975 Jimmy Nervo, actor (Frozen Limits), dies
  • 1977 Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Soviet military commander (b. 1895)
  • 1979 Sonia Delaunay, Russian born French artist, dies at 94
  • 1980 Don Taylor, cricketer (3 Tests for NZ 1947-56, 159 runs), dies
  • 1983 Robert Aldrich, dir/producer (Last Sunset), dies at 65
  • 1984 Adam Malik, Third Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1917)
  • 1986 Carmol Taylor, country songwriter, dies at 53 of cancer
  • 1986 Sir Edward Youde, Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1924)
  • 1987 "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band-Zoom), dies at 38
  • 1989 John M Pritchard, British conductor, dies at 68
  • 1990 Steven Shaw, dies at 25
  • 1991 Aad Mansfield, soccer player/trainer (ADO/Feyenoord/FC Utrecht), dies
  • 1991 Jill Browne, dies at 54
  • 1991 Richard Speck, mass murderer, dies a day before his 50th birthday
  • 1991 Robert Karvelas, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 1992 Hilary Tindall, dies of cancer at 54
  • 1992 Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41
  • 1993 Alexandre Trauber, Hungarian/French set designer (Harem), dies at 87
  • 1993 Arthur Staal, Dutch architect (Shell Tower Amsterdam), dies at 86
  • 1993 Douglas Hopkins, guitarist (Gin Blossoms), dies of gun shot at 32
  • 1994 Harry Horner, Czech/US set designer/director (Our Town), dies at 84
  • 1994 Richard Brian Waring Barton-Chapple, writer, dies at 69
  • 1994 Ronald Ridout, school textbook author, dies at 78
  • 1995 Robert Charles Evans, mountaineer/doctor, dies at 77
  • 1995 Robert Parrish, film director editor/actor (Casino Royale), dies at 79
  • 1995 Victor Collin Matthews, businessman, dies on 76th birthday
  • 1995 Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (b. 1920)
  • 1995 Lisa McPherson, former Scientologist (b. 1959)
  • 1995 Stanley K Runcorn, British Geophysicist (reversals of earth's magnetic field), dies at 73
  • 1996 Peter Hall, folklorist/musician, dies at 60
  • 1996 Wilf Carter, country singer, dies at 91
  • 1997 Colin Franklin, doctor, dies at 67
  • 1997 Daphne Fielding, socialite/writer, dies at 93
  • 1998 Al Gore, Sr., American politician (b. 1907)
  • 2001 Franco Rasetti, Italian physicist (b. 1901)

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2002 Roone Arledge, American sports broadcasting pioneer, dies of prostate cancer at 71

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge
  • 2002 Ne Win, Burmese leader (b. 1911)
  • 2005 Ed Masry, American lawyer (b. 1932)
  • 2005 Kevin "Big Kev" McQuay, Australian businessman (b. 1949)