On This Day for 9th December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 176

  • 536 Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire.
  • 656 Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion
  • 1212 Frederick II (later also Holy Roman Emperor) crowned King of Germany in Mainz.
  • 1315 Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society)
  • 1425 Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven
  • 1570 The Geuzen (a confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein
  • 1625 Netherlands & England sign military treaty
  • 1640 Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin
  • 1658 Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India
  • 1688 King James II's wife & son flee England for France
  • 1724 Colley Cibber's "Caesar in Aegypt" premieres in London
  • 1738 Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia
  • 1747 Great Britain & Netherlands sign military treaty
  • 1762 British parliament accepts Treaty of Paris
  • 1783 First execution at Newgate Jail in London, relocated from Tyburn (now the site of Marble Arch)

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1793 Noah Webster establishes NY's 1st daily newspaper, the "American Minerva"

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Lexicographer
Noah Webster
  • 1805 Comet 3D/1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth
  • 1824 Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
  • 1842 Mikhail Glinka's opera "Russlan and Ludmilla" premieres in Petersburg
  • 1851 1st Young Men's Christian Association in North America (Montreal)

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1854 Alfred Tennyson's poem "Charge of the Light Brigade" published

  • 1856 The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.
  • 1861 Battle of Bird Creek, Indian Terr (High Shoal, Chusto-Talasah)
  • 1861 American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1868 1st British government of Gladstone forms
  • 1868 The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.
  • 1869 Noble Order of Knights of Labor founded, Philadelphia
  • 1878 Joseph Pulitzer buys St Louis Dispatch for $2,500
  • 1883 New Brunswick adopts Eastern Standard Time (until 1902)
  • 1884 Levant Richardson patents ball-bearing skate
  • 1889 President Harrison visits opening of Chicago Auditorium
  • 1894 Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium
  • 1897 Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde in Paris.
  • 1899 Boer War: During Seige of Ladysmith, Boers storm King's Post and Caesar's Camp - driven back
  • 1900 State President Paul Kruger of South Africa & Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands have a triumphant procession
  • 1902 AL announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in NY
  • 1903 Norwegian parliament votes unanimiously for female suffrage
  • 1905 French Assembly National votes for separation of church & state
  • 1905 Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premieres in Dresden
  • 1906 NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo
  • 1907 First Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington, Delaware, post office)
  • 1907 Gustav Mahler departs Vienna
  • 1908 The German Reichstag adopts a progressive social law restricting hours of factory work by young people and women
  • 1909 1st US monoplane flown (Henry W Walden, Long Island, NY)
  • 1910 French troops occupy Morrocan harbor city Agadir
  • 1913 Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris
  • 1913 John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1917 British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem
  • 1918 French troops occupies Mainz
  • 1922 Gabriel Narutowicz elected Polish president
  • 1922 15th Women's Australasian Championships (1st for women): Margaret Molesworth beats Esna Boyd (6-3, 10-8)
  • 1922 15th Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Gerald Patterson (6-0, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1924 Netherlands & Hungary trade treaty signed
  • 1924 Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian president
  • 1925 AL extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 & raise to $40,000
  • 1925 Pro football a hit in NYC; Grange & Bears beat Giants before 73,000
  • 1926 USGA leagalizes steel shaft golf clubs
  • 1931 Benn W Levy's "Springtime for Henry" premieres in NYC
  • 1931 Japanese army attacks Chinese province of Jehol
  • 1931 Spain becomes a republic
  • 1931 Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players & NL continues to prohibit uniform numbers
  • 1933 21st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Sarnia Imperials, 4-3
  • 1933 Romania prohibits fascist Iron Guard
  • 1934 NY Giants defeat Chicago Bears 30-13 for NFL championship
  • 1935 Walter Liggett American newspaper editor and muckraker killed in gangland murder.
  • 1935 1st Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (HB)
  • 1936 AL OKs night baseball for St Louis

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1936 Australia all out 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1938 1939 NFL Draft: Ki Aldrich from TCU first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 1939 27th Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 8-7
  • 1939 Russian air raid on Helsinki
  • 1939 1940 NFL Draft: George Cafego from University of Tennessee first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 1940 British assault on Banghazi, Libya: first major allied offensive in North Africa
  • 1940 Illeagal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
  • 1940 South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11
  • 1941 1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines
  • 1941 300 Montgomery, SF opens as new Bank of America HQ
  • 1941 7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB)
  • 1941 China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
  • 1941 Citizen Register reports "Hostile planes reported nearing Westchester"

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1941 Hitler orders US ships are to be torpedoed

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1948 UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide
  • 1949 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Indonesian sovereignty
  • 1949 NFL merges Cleveland Browns, SF '49ers & Balt Colts from AAFC
  • 1951 West German voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wurttemberg
  • 1953 General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired
  • 1953 Mont Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty mins
  • 1954 Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music
  • 1957 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel
  • 1958 Robert H W Welch Jr & 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society
  • 1960 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV
  • 1961 "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 1961 "Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • 1961 SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) Adolf Eichmann found guilty of war crimes in Israel
  • 1961 Tanganyika gains independence from Britain, takes name Tanzania
  • 1962 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes on Broadway
  • 1962 Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
  • 1963 Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped

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1964 John Coltrane's Quartet records their greatest work "A Love Supreme" at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • 1965 "A Charlie Brown Christmas" premieres

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 211

  • 1392 Peter, Prince/Regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa benfeitoria)
  • 1447 Chenghua, Emperor of China (d. 1487)
  • 1561 Edwin Sandys, a founder of Virginia colony
  • 1571 Adrian A Metius, Dutch mathematician/fort architect
  • 1579 Martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice) (d. 1639)
  • 1581 Emilia Secunda Antwerpiana, daughter of Willem of Orange
  • 1594 Gustavus II Adolphus, king who made Sweden a major power (1611-32)

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1608 John Milton, poet/puritan (Paradise Lost), born in London, England (d. 1674)

  • 1610 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato (d. 1680)
  • 1652 Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician (d. 1723)
  • 1667 William Whiston, English mathematician (d. 1752)
  • 1715 Georg Gottfried Petri, composer
  • 1717 Johann J Winckelmann, German archaeologist (History of Ancient Art)
  • 1728 Pietro Alessandro Guglieli, composer
  • 1742 Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist (lemon acid)
  • 1748 Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (d. 1822)
  • 1751 Maria Luisa of Parma, queen of Charles IV of Spain (d. 1819)
  • 1754 Etienne Ozi, composer
  • 1787 John Dobson, English architect (d. 1865)
  • 1791 Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner, composer
  • 1796 Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, composer
  • 1806 Jean-Olivier Chénier, French Canadian physician and Patriote (d. 1838)
  • 1837 Émile Waldteufel, French composer (d. 1915)
  • 1842 Pjotr A Kopotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist
  • 1847 George Grossmith, English actor/writer (d. 1912)
  • 1848 Joel Chandler Harris, US journalist (created Uncle Remus stories)
  • 1850 Emma Abbott, American soprano (d. 1891)
  • 1853 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, pitcher (60-12 in 1884), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1854 Pekka Hannikainen, composer
  • 1859 Algernon Ashton, composer
  • 1862 Karel Kovarovic, composer
  • 1864 Sidney Homer, composer
  • 1868 Fritz Haber, German phycist-chemist (Nobel 1919)
  • 1871 Joe Kelley, American baseball player (d. 1943)
  • 1873 Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect
  • 1876 Berton Churchill, American actor (d. 1940)
  • 1882 Joaquín Turina, Seville Spain, composer (Rima)
  • 1883 Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal/supreme commander
  • 1883 Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (d. 1950)
  • 1886 Clarence Birdseye, frozen vegatable king (Birdseye)
  • 1887 Tim Moore, American actor and vaudevillian (d. 1958)
  • 1889 John P "Hannes" Kolehmainen, Finnish long-distance runner (Olympic gold 1912)
  • 1891 Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet (d. 1917)
  • 1894 Eddie Dowling, Woonsocket RI, actor (Anywhere USA)
  • 1895 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (d. 1936)
  • 1897 Hermione Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), born in London, England
  • 1898 Emmett Kelly, Sedan KS, circus clown (Weary Willie)
  • 1899 Frans van Amelsvoort, Dutch choir conductor
  • 1899 Howard Freeman, Helena MT, actor (Double Dynamite)
  • 1899 Jean de Brunhoff, France, children's book author (Babar the Elephant)
  • 1899 Leonie Fuller Adams, US poetess (Those not elected)
  • 1900 Albert Weisbord, American labor organizer (d. 1977)
  • 1901 Carol Dempster, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1901 Ödön von Horváth, Hungarian-born writer (d. 1938)
  • 1901 Jean Mermoz, French pilot (d. 1936)

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1902 Margaret Hamilton, actress (Wicked Witch in Wizard of Oz), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1902 Richard A Butler, England, Dutch min of Finance/Foreign affairs
  • 1904 Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist
  • 1904 Robert Livingston, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1905 Dalton Trumbo, US, writer/film director (Johnny Got His Gun)
  • 1906 Freddy Martin, Cleve Oh, orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin)
  • 1906 Grace Murray Hopper, computer innovator
  • 1906 Greet Koeman, Dutch singer
  • 1907 Noel Walton Bott, engineer
  • 1909 Douglas Fairbanks Jr, actor (Ghost Story), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 Dick Elffers, Dutch graphic artist/painter (Holland Festival)
  • 1910 Stephen Jurika Jr, US pilot/capt (WW II, Santa Cruz, Navy Cross)
  • 1911 Broderick Crawford, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1911 Ryūzō Sejima, Japanese educator (d. 2007)
  • 1912 Fred Engelen, Flemish actor/director [or Dec 12]
  • 1912 Thomas P "Tip" O'Neill, (Rep-D-Mass 1977-86)/Speaker of the House
  • 1914 Frances Reid, American actress
  • 1915 Colin McCool, cricketer (Australian leg-spin all rounder late 40s)
  • 1915 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Jarotschin Germ, soprano (Der Rosenkavalier)
  • 1915 Herbert Huncke, writer
  • 1916 Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect/writer (Mozart biog)

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1916 Kirk Douglas, [Issur Danielovitch], Amsterdam, New York, American actor (Gunfight at OK Corral)

  • 1917 James Angleton, head of counterintelligence for the CIA (d. 1987)
  • 1917 James Rainwater, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1918 Jerome Beatty Jr., American author
  • 1919 William Lipscomb, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1920 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, President of the Italian Republic
  • 1922 Redd Foxx, St Louis Mo, comedian (Sandford & Son, Redd Foxx Show)
  • 1925 Dina Merrill, actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
  • 1926 Jan Křesadlo, Czech writer (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Pierre Henry, composer
  • 1928 Dick Van Patten, actor (Tom Bradford in 8 is Enough), born in Queens, NY (d. 2015)
  • 1928 André Milhoux, Belgian racing driver

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1929 Bob Hawke, Bordertown, South Australia, 23rd Australian Prime Minister (1983-91) and Leader of the Labor Party

23rd Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke
23rd Australian Prime Minister
Bob Hawke
  • 1929 John Cassavetes, actor (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1929 Michel Fano, composer
  • 1929 Robert J L Hawke, (Lab), PM Australia (1983-91)
  • 1930 Buck Henry, screenwriter/comedian (SNL, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931 William Reynolds, American actor
  • 1931 Ladislav Smoljak, Czech actor
  • 1932 Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician
  • 1933 Milt Campbell, Plainfield NJ, hurdler/decathlete (Olympics-gold-56), (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Orville Moody, Chickasha OK, PGA golfer (1969 US Open)
  • 1934 Al Kaline, baseball outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1883 Poet Rabindranath Tagore (22) weds Mrinalini Devi in an arranged marriage

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser (26) weds Tamie Beggs (20)

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Fraser

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 NBA player Bill Russell (22) weds college sweetheart Rose Swisher

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • 1967 Lyndon B. Johnson's daughter Lynda marries in the White House

HeartWedding of Interest

1989 "Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) weds actress Pamela Bach (26) at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2005 "Bourne" actor Matt Damon (35) weds Argentine-born Luciana Barrosa (29) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau near New York City Hall

Actor Matt Damon
Actor
Matt Damon
  • 2006 "The Office" actress Lucy Davis (33) weds actor Owain Yeoman (28) at St. Paul's Cathedral in London

HeartWedding of Interest

2011 "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer Sinead O'Connor (45) weds Irish therapist Barry Herridge (38) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1937 Writer Walter Lippmann (48) divorces first wife Faye Albertson after 20 years of marriage

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann
  • 1982 Mary-Beth & William Hurt divorce

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 119

  • 1165 Malcom IV, King of Scots (1153-65), dies at 24
  • 1292 Sa'di, great Persian poet (Orchard, Rose Garden), dies
  • 1437 Sigismund, German Emperor/king of Hungary/Bohemia, dies at 70
  • 1544 Teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (b. 1491)
  • 1565 Pius IV, [Gianangelo de' Medici], Italian Pope (1559-65), dies at 66
  • 1603 William Watson, English conspirator (b. 1559)
  • 1625 Ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Frisian humanist/historian, dies at 78
  • 1636 Giovanni B Aleotti, Ital writer/theater architect, dies at about 90
  • 1636 Fabian Birkowski, Polish writer (b. 1566)
  • 1640 Pierre Fourier, Roman Catholic saint and French priest (b.1565)
  • 1641 Anthonie "Antoon" van Dyck, Flemish painter, dies at 42
  • 1669 Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Ital Pope (1667-69), dies
  • 1674 Edward Hyde 1st earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67), dies at 65
  • 1692 William Mountfort, English actor and dramatist
  • 1706 Pedro II, king of Portugal (1683-1706), dies at 58
  • 1718 Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encylopaedist (b. 1650)
  • 1767 Benedetto Alfieri, Italian architect (San Giovanni Battista), dies
  • 1770 Gottlieb Theophil Muffat, composer, dies at 80
  • 1793 Gabrielle de Polastron, comtesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (b. 1749)
  • 1798 Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (b. 1729)
  • 1814 Jose Angel Lamas, composer, dies at 39
  • 1819 Ann C Coleman, fiancee of pres Buchanan, commits suicide
  • 1827 Francois Leonard Rouwyzer, composer, dies at 90
  • 1830 Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist and professor of anatomy (b. 1757)
  • 1854 Almeida Garrett, Portuguese writer (b. 1799)
  • 1858 Robert Baldwin, Canadian politician (b. 1804)
  • 1887 Mahmadu Lamine, Senegalese marabout and military leader
  • 1893 George Elvey, composer, dies at 77
  • 1905 Henry Holmes, composer, dies at 66
  • 1916 P Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, French economist (Economist France), dies at 73
  • 1916 Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist (b. 1867)
  • 1924 Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer (Gisbertus of Aemstel), dies at 70
  • 1925 Eugene Gigout, composer, dies at 81
  • 1929 Willis Cuttell, cricketer (two Tests England v South Africa 1899), dies
  • 1930 Jim Slight, cricketer (represented Australia at Oval 1880), dies
  • 1933 Morice Bird, cricketer (scored 280 runs in 10 Tests for England), dies
  • 1935 Walter Liggett, American crusading newspaper editor and muckraker (b. 1886)
  • 1937 Nils Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)
  • 1940 Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle
  • 1941 Leonard "Leo" Polak, Dutch philosopher, dies in Sachsenhausen at 61
  • 1941 Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Russian writer and philosopher (b. 1865)
  • 1944 Laird Cregar, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square), dies at 28
  • 1948 Sir Timothy O'Brien, cricketer (Bart 5 Tests England 1884-96), dies
  • 1955 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician (b. 1885)
  • 1956 Hans Barth, composer, dies at 59
  • 1957 Carswell Adams, sportscaster (Your Sports Special), dies
  • 1959 Walter Compton, news anchor (DuMont Evening News), dies at 47
  • 1964 Edith L Sitwell, English poet/author (Wheels), dies at 77
  • 1965 Branch Rickey, American baseball executive (b. 1884)
  • 1966 Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, composer, dies at 79
  • 1967 Charles Léon Hammes, Luxembourgian lawyer and President of the European Court of Justice (b. 1898)
  • 1970 Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65
  • 1970 Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1893)

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1971 Ralph Bunche, UN delegate/Nobel Prize winner, dies at 67

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche
  • 1971 Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor (b. 1874)
  • 1972 Louella Parsons, American gossip columnist (b. 1881)
  • 1974 George Carew, cricketer (4 Tests for WI between 1935 & 1949), dies
  • 1974 Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, composer, dies at 64
  • 1975 William A Wellman, US director (Ox Bow Incident), dies at 79
  • 1976 Nino Martini, actor (Here's to Romance), dies at 71
  • 1977 Clarice Lispector, writer, dies
  • 1979 Fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84
  • 1981 Sonny Til, American rocker (The Orioles), dies from heart failure at 56
  • 1981 Daniel Faulkner, Philadelphia police officer (b. 1955)
  • 1982 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Song against Death), dies at 87
  • 1982 Joey Forman, actor (Sid Caesar Show, Joey Bishop Show), dies at 53
  • 1982 Leon Jaworski, special prosecutor (Watergate), dies at 77
  • 1982 Paul Godwin, [Goldfein], Polish/Dutch violist, dies at 80
  • 1982 Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist, dies at 55
  • 1983 David Rounds, actor (Terence-Beacon Hill), dies at 53
  • 1984 Razzle, English drummer (Hanoi Rocks) (b. 1960)
  • 1990 Mike Mazurski, wrestler/actor (Centerfold Girls), dies at 80
  • 1992 Carl Barger, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins), dies at 62
  • 1992 Vincent Gardenia, actor (All in the Family, LA Law), dies at 71
  • 1993 Danny Blanchflower, North Ireland soccer/union coach, dies at 67
  • 1993 Muhammad Reza Golpayegani, ayatollah of Iran, dies
  • 1994 Garnet Silk, Jamaican raggae-singer, dies at 28
  • 1994 Kim II Sung, pres of North Korea (1945-94), dies at 82
  • 1994 Maureen Cox Starkey, ex-wife of Ringo, dies of Leukemia at 48
  • 1994 Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician, dies at 85
  • 1995 Benny Lee, entertainer, dies at 84
  • 1995 Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan (aviator), dies
  • 1995 Hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic, dies at 75
  • 1995 Toni Cade Bambara, filmmaker, dies at 56
  • 1995 Vitali Viktorovich Savitsky, biologist/politician, dies at 40
  • 1995 Vivian Blaine, actress (Guys & Dolls), dies of heart failure at 74
  • 1996 Alain Emile Louis Marie Poher, politician, dies at 87
  • 1996 Alain Poher, French pres of European Parliament (1966-69), dies
  • 1996 Anne Bolt, photo-journalist/trade unionist, dies at 84
  • 1996 Faron Young, country singer, commits suicide at 64
  • 1996 Ivor Roberts-Jones, sculptor, dies at 83
  • 1996 Mary Douglas Nicol Leakey, archaeologist/anthropologist, dies at 83
  • 1996 Raphael Samuel, historian, dies at 32
  • 1996 Patty Donahue, American singer (The Waitresses) (b. 1956)
  • 1997 Tamara Geva, dancer, dies at 91
  • 1998 Shaughnessy Cohen, Canadian politician (b. 1948)

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1998 Archie Moore, American boxer, dies at 81

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • 2001 Michael Carver, British soldier (b. 1915)
  • 2002 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (b. 1966)
  • 2002 Ian Hornak, American Painter, Draughtsman and Sculptor (b. 1944)