On This Day for 1st February

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 291

  • 772 Adrian I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

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1327 Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III
  • 1539 Emperor Karel & King Francois I sign anti-English treaty

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1587 Queen Elizabeth I of England signs death warrant for her cousin, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots

Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart
Queen of Scotland
Mary Stuart
  • 1662 Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders to Chinese pirates

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1669 French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1713 The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan's order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
  • 1717 Henri d'Aguesseau's 1st appointment as chancellor of France
  • 1720 Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty
  • 1732 Parliament of Ratisborn accepts Pragmatic Sanctions
  • 1742 Sardinia and Austria sign alliance

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1783 William Herschel announces star Lambda Herculis as apex

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel
  • 1788 1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet
  • 1789 Chinese troops driven out of Vietnam capital Thang Long
  • 1790 US Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC)
  • 1793 France declares war on Great Britain and Netherlands
  • 1793 Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk & linen
  • 1796 The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
  • 1809 Dutch King Louis Napoleon accepts metric system
  • 1810 1st insurance company managed by blacks (American Insurance Co of Phila)
  • 1810 Seville, Spain surrenders to French
  • 1810 US Population: 7,239,881, Black population: 1,377,808 (19%)
  • 1814 Lord Byron's "Corsair" sells 10,000 copies on day of publication
  • 1814 Volcano Mayon on Luzon Philippines erupts killing 1,200
  • 1840 Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated
  • 1846 Theophile Gautier publishes "Hashish Club" about his initiation
  • 1856 Auburn University is chartered as the East Alabama Male College.
  • 1860 1st rabbi to open House of Representatives, Morris Raphall of NYC
  • 1861 Dike breaks in Gelderland, Netherlands
  • 1861 Texas secedes from the Union (which precipitates the American Civil War)
  • 1862 Julia Howe publishes "Battle Hymn of Republic"
  • 1864 -Feb 8th] Battle of Yazoo River, MS
  • 1864 2nd German-Danish war begins
  • 1864 Austrian and Prussian troops occupy Schleswig-Holstein
  • 1865 13th amendment approved (National Freedom Day)

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1865 General Sherman's march through South Carolina begins

  • 1865 JS Rock, 1st black lawyer to practice in US Supreme Court, admitted to bar
  • 1867 Bricklayers start working 8-hour days
  • 1871 Jefferson Long of Georgia is 1st black to make an official speech in House of Reps (opposing leniency to former Confederates)
  • 1880 The first edition of theatrical newspaper The Stage is published.
  • 1881 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri authorized
  • 1883 French Lt-Col Gustave Borgnis-Desbordes reaches Bamako on the Niger
  • 1884 1st volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published
  • 1887 Harvey Wilcox of Ks subdivides 120 acres he owned in Southern California & starts selling it off as a real estate development (Hollywood)
  • 1892 Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion thus beginning use of "400" to describe socially elite
  • 1893 Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut" premieres in Turin

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1893 Thomas Edison complete's worlds 1st movie studio (West Orange NJ)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison

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1896 Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme," premieres in Turin

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1897 Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
  • 1898 1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Co
  • 1902 China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet
  • 1902 Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben" premieres in Berlin
  • 1902 US Secretary of State Hay protests granting Russia exclusive privileges in China, on ground that it runs contrary to the 'open door' policy granting all nations equal rights there
  • 1905 Hague soccer team ADO forms
  • 1905 Hungarian premier Count István Tisza resigns
  • 1906 1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas
  • 1906 Dorothy Grey, wife of British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey fatally injured
  • 1908 King Carlos I of Portugal and his hier, Prince Luis Filipe are assassinated by Republican sympathisers in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.
  • 1909 US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah opens
  • 1909 US forces withdraw from Cuba after liberal Jose Miguel Gomez becomes president; ensuing political instability will bring a threat of US intervention in 1912
  • 1910 1st British labour exchange opens
  • 1910 Dragoumis government forms in Greece
  • 1914 NY Giants & Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
  • 1914 Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed
  • 1914 Tanganyika Railway opens
  • 1917 German Admiral Tirpitz announces unlimited submarine war
  • 1918 Franz Lehar's opera "Wo die Lerche singt" premieres in Budapest
  • 1918 Kern, Bolton & Wodehouse's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1918 Russia adopts Gregorian calender (becomes Feb 14)
  • 1919 Dodgers trade Jake Daubert to Reds for Tommy Griffith Daubert
  • 1920 1st commercial armored car introduced (St Paul, Minn)
  • 1920 Soccer team Quick Boys forms
  • 1920 Royal Canadian Mounted Police forms as Royal Northwest Mounted Police merge with Dominion Police
  • 1923 Allied ultimatum on Lithuanian occupation of Memel

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1923 Fascists Voluntary Militia forms in Italy under Benito Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1923 Noel Coward's "Young Idea" premieres in London
  • 1924 Amsterdam's Netherlands Press Museum opens
  • 1924 Ramsay MacDonald's incoming Labour government formally recognizes the Soviet Union
  • 1924 Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg
  • 1925 1st national conference of KPD's Rotfrontkämpferbund in Berlin
  • 1926 Kirghiz Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kirghiz ASSR
  • 1926 Land at Broadway & Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch
  • 1929 1st clean & jerk of 400 lbs (182 kg), Charles Rigoulet, 402½ lbs
  • 1929 "The Broadway Melody" directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Bessie Love is released. 1st film with sound to win an Oscar (Outstanding Picture 1930)
  • 1930 Arnold Schönbergs opera, Von heute auf Morgen premieres in Frankfurt

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1932 Bradman makes 299* vs South Africa, runs out partner going for 300th

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1933 Colonial government arrests Anton de Kom in Paramaribo Suriname
  • 1933 Dutch bishops forbid membership of non-catholic unions
  • 1933 German Parliament disolves, Gen Ludendorf predicts catastrophe
  • 1934 Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves all political parties but his
  • 1935 1st "March of Time" newsreel premieres at the Capitol
  • 1935 James T Farrell finishes his "Studs Lonigan" trilogy
  • 1937 Stapleton, Staten Island, becomes a customs-free port
  • 1940 Soviet Union begins new offensive against Finland
  • 1940 NBC performs the first inter-city television broadcast from its station in New York City to another in Schenectady, New York by General Electric relay antennas.
  • 1941 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn
  • 1941 US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
  • 1942 2nd Norwegian government of Quisling forms
  • 1943 German occupiers make Vidkun Quisling Norwegian premier
  • 1943 Mussert forms pro-Nazi shadow cabinet in Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 275

  • 1261 Walter de Stapledon, English bishop (d. 1326)
  • 1459 Conrad Celtes, German scholar (d. 1508)
  • 1462 Johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer (d. 1516)
  • 1552 Edward Coke, Mileham Norfolk, jurist/politician (defended common law)
  • 1603 Michael Trumper, composer
  • 1605 Isaac Aboab de Fonseca, Portuguese/Neth rabbi/mystic
  • 1633 Gabriel Schutz, composer
  • 1635 Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (d. 1689)
  • 1659 Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch Swiss lawyer/navigator (Easter Island)
  • 1663 Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, foundress (d. 1748)
  • 1669 Miguel Lopez, composer
  • 1673 Alessandro Marcello, Venice Italy, composer
  • 1690 Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer
  • 1710 Konrad E Ackermann, German actor (Die Oberpfalz)
  • 1757 John P Kemble, England, actor/director (Drury Lane, Covent Garden)
  • 1761 Christian Hendrik Persoon, South African mycologist (d. 1836)
  • 1763 Thomas Campbell, founder (Church of Disciples in America)
  • 1789 Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer
  • 1791 Charles J Sax, Belgian music instrument builder
  • 1796 Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (d. 1865)
  • 1801 Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer
  • 1801 Thomas Cole, US, romantic landscape painter (Hudson River School)
  • 1801 Émile Littré, French lexicographer (d. 1881)
  • 1805 Auguste Blanqui, France, revolutionary (workers' leader)
  • 1807 William Bowen Campbell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • 1810 Charles Lenox Remond, Salem Mass, African American orator and abolitionist (d. 1873)
  • 1819 Henry Lawrence Eustis, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1885)
  • 1820 George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (d. 1897)
  • 1821 Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer
  • 1827 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker
  • 1829 John Potts Slough, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • 1833 Henry McNeal Turner, Newberry South Carolina, Minister and politician, 1st African American Methodist Bishop (d. 1915)
  • 1839 James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Hearts of Oak)
  • 1841 William H H Davenport, stage medium, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1844 Eduard Adolf Strasburger, German botanist (Angiospermen)
  • 1844 Granville Stanley Hall, US, psychologist
  • 1851 Durham Stevens, American diplomat (d. 1908)
  • 1859 Victor Herbert, composer (Babes in Toyland, Kiss in Dark), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1869 Johannes F "Frits" Bakker Sr, actor (Holland Tooneelgezelschap)
  • 1872 Paul Fort, French poet/founder of Vers et Prose
  • 1872 Jerome F. Donovan, American politician (d. 1949)
  • 1872 Andrew Kehoe, American mass murderer (d. 1927)
  • 1873 Clara Butt, Southwick Sussex, contralto (Country of Hope & Glory)
  • 1873 Joseph Allard, Canadian fiddler (d. 1947)
  • 1873 John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1901)
  • 1874 Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austria, poet/dramatist/essayist
  • 1875 Eddie Pola, composer (Lullabye of Broadway)
  • 1877 Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer
  • 1878 Hattie Wyatt Caraway, politician/teacher/1st woman elected to senate
  • 1878 Milan Hodža, Slovak politician (d. 1944)
  • 1879 Sydney Baynes, composer
  • 1880 Antonio Guarnieri, composer
  • 1880 Francesco Balilla Pratella, composer
  • 1881 Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer

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1882 Louis St. Laurent, Compton Quebec, (L) 12th Canadian PM (1948-57)

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • 1883 Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor/director (Eric XIV)
  • 1884 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russia, novelist/playwright (We)
  • 1885 Camille Chautemps, premier France
  • 1887 Dirk Roosenburg, Dutch architect
  • 1887 Charles Nordhoff, English-born author (d. 1947)
  • 1889 Gertrude Caton-Thompson, British archaeologist (Zimbabwe, So Arabia)
  • 1892 K Rudolf Mengelberg, composer/musicologist (Amsterdam Concert Hall)
  • 1894 James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (Charleston, If I Could be With You One Hour Tonight)

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1895 John Ford, Maine, director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man)

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • 1896 Anastasio "Tacho" Somoza, general/pres of Nicaragua (1937-56)
  • 1897 Denise Robins, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss), born in London, England
  • 1900 Stephen Potter, humorist/writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)

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1901 Clark Gable, Cadiz Ohio, American actor (Gone With the Wind)

  • 1902 Carlo Borbolla, composer

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1902 Langston Hughes, Joplin, Missouri, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • 1902 Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947, by execution)
  • 1903 Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (The Bees Novel)
  • 1904 S J Perelman, author/humorist (Around the World in 80 Days), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1905 Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg, Basel Switzerland, eminent mathematician and physicist
  • 1906 Hildegarde, Adell Wisc, night club vocalist (I'll Be Seeing You)
  • 1906 Pierre Cardevielle, French composer/conductor (Amants Captifs)
  • 1907 Alan Strode Campbell Ross, professor (coined the terms U & non-U)
  • 1907 Mozart Camargo Guarnieri, São Paulo Brazil, composer/conductor
  • 1907 John Canaday, art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios)
  • 1908 Albie Booth, collegiate Hall of Fame football star (Yale)
  • 1908 Edward Staempfli, composer
  • 1908 George Pal, Hungarian/US director (When Worlds Collide, Puppetoons)
  • 1909 George Beverly Shea, Winchester, Ontario, American gospel singer
  • 1909 Douglas Hall, Governor (Somaliland Protectorate)
  • 1909 Helen Chandler, Charleston SC, actress (Christopher Strong, Dracula)
  • 1910 H Stanley Cayzer
  • 1910 Jahangir Khan, cricketer (father of Majid, Indian player 1932-36)
  • 1910 Michael Kanin, director/writer/actor (Woman of the Year), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1913 Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, Test pilot
  • 1915 Stanley Matthews, 1st British soccer player to be knighted
  • 1916 Gordon Hobday, Lord Lieutenant (Nottinghamshire)
  • 1918 Maurice Laing, life president (John Laing)

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1918 Muriel Spark, Edinburgh Scotland, novelist (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark
  • 1920 Kenneth Bond, former vice-chairman
  • 1921 Peter Sallis, actor (Tast the Blood of Dracula)
  • 1922 Renata Tebaldi, lyric soprano, born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1922 Bogumil Witalis Andrzejewski, professor of Cushtic Languages
  • 1922 Clifford McWatt, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1954-55)
  • 1924 H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Ben Weider, Quebec businessman and author

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1840 Novelist Alexandre Dumas (37) weds actress Ida Ferrier

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1932 Film director Frank Capra (34) weds secretary Lucille Reyburn

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • 1986 Singer Diana Ross marries Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switz

HeartWedding of Interest

1997 Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (49) weds stockbroker Elizabeth Benton

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 142

  • 656 Sigebert III, king of Austrasia, dies at about 25
  • 1204 Alexius IV Angelus, regent of Byzantium (1203-04), murdered
  • 1248 Hendrik II, duke of Brabant (1235-48), dies
  • 1294 Louis II, the Stern, ruler of Upper-Bayern, dies
  • 1328 Charles IV, the Handsome, King of France (1322-28), dies
  • 1502 Olivier de la Marche, Flemish writer/poet/governor, dies
  • 1542 Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1480)
  • 1563 Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia (died of fever)
  • 1590 Lawrence Humphrey, English clergyman and educator
  • 1666 Sjihab al-Din Sultan C Shah Djahan, mogol of India (Taj-Mahal), dies
  • 1669 Abandoned child, Huygens friend poet Catharina Questiers, buried at 31
  • 1691 Alexander VIII, [Pietro Ottoboni], Italian Pope (1689-91), dies at 80
  • 1691 George Etherege, English stage writer (Love in a Tub), dies at 56
  • 1694 John L baron van Elderen, 63rd bishop of Liege (1688-94), dies at 73
  • 1718 Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (b. 1660)
  • 1733 August II, the Strong, King of Poland (355 children), dies at 62
  • 1734 John Floyer, English physician and writer (b. 1649)
  • 1743 Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • 1747 Jacobus E J Capitein, Dutch slave/vicar/merchant, dies
  • 1761 Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian (b. 1682)
  • 1768 Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (b. 1685)
  • 1793 William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (b. 1717)
  • 1795 Giacomo Insanguine, composer, dies at 66
  • 1818 Giuseppi Gazzaniga, composer, dies at 74
  • 1824 Maria Theresia von Paradis, composer, dies at 64
  • 1832 Ecco Epkema, Dutch classic linguist (Frisian/Old Frisian), dies at 71
  • 1832 Archibald Murphey, North Carolina politician (b. 1777)
  • 1838 Abraham de Veer, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1822-28), dies at 71
  • 1839 Giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect/archaeologist, dies at 76
  • 1850 Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, dies at 3

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1851 Mary Shelley, novelist (Frankenstein), dies of a brain tumour at 53

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley
  • 1869 Frederik W Conrad, hydraulic engineer/railway pioneer, dies at 68
  • 1871 Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, composer, dies at 51
  • 1873 Matthew Maury, hydrographer, dies
  • 1875 William Sterndale Bennett, composer, dies at 58
  • 1877 Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer, dies at 71
  • 1878 George Cruikshank, English illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85
  • 1883 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author, dies
  • 1889 Joseph Gungl, composer, dies at 78
  • 1893 George Henry Sanderson, Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1824)
  • 1897 Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist (b. 1826)
  • 1902 Salomon Jaoassohn, composer, dies at 70
  • 1903 George G Stokes, British physicist/pres Royal Society, dies at 83
  • 1904 Peter PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer, dies at 76
  • 1905 Oswald Aschenbach, German painter, dies at 77
  • 1908 Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by Republican sympathisers at 44
  • 1910 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), dies at 44
  • 1916 Anton Simon, composer, dies at 65
  • 1922 William Desmond Taylor, director/actor (Broken Coin), dies at 49
  • 1928 Hughie Jennings, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)
  • 1929 August Otto Halm, composer, dies at 59
  • 1936 Georgios Kondylis, general of the Greek army and Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)
  • 1937 Marguerite Audoux, writer, dies
  • 1940 Philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)
  • 1944 Martin Lunssens, composer, dies at 72

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1944 Piet Mondrian, abstract painter (Composition in Blue), dies at 71

Abstract Painter Piet Mondrian
Abstract Painter
Piet Mondrian
  • 1945 Johan Huizinga, Dutch culture historian (Homo Ludens), dies at 72
  • 1946 Hans Betghe, writer, dies at 70
  • 1949 Herbert Stothart, composer, dies at 63
  • 1954 Julius P Hoste, Belgium minister/newspaper publisher, dies at 69
  • 1957 Friedrich von Paulus, German field marshall (Stalingrad), dies at 66
  • 1958 Clinton Joseph Davisson, dies
  • 1959 Madame Sul-To-Wan, [Conley], actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 85
  • 1963 Fleetwood Lindley, the last living person to see Abraham Lincoln's face (b. 1888)
  • 1966 Buster Keaton, [Joseph Francis], US comic (General), dies at 69
  • 1966 Hedda Hopper, [Elda Furry], US gossip columnist, dies at 75
  • 1966 Nicholas Piantanida, sets balloon flight record & dies in descent
  • 1966 William Harrigan, actor (Invisible Man, Girl in 419), dies at 71
  • 1967 Ernie Bromley, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1933-34), dies
  • 1968 Lawson Little, amateur golfer (US/Brit Opens 1934,35), dies at 57
  • 1970 Blaz Arnic, composer, dies at 69
  • 1970 Alfréd Rényi, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • 1971 Jim A J Christy, cricket (10 Tests for S Af, 638 runs at 34 33), dies
  • 1974 Lynda Ann Healy, 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle
  • 1975 Richard Wattis, actor (Dick & Duchess, Liberace), dies at 62
  • 1976 Edgar Pangborn, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
  • 1976 Werner C Heisenberg, physicist (Nobel 1932, field theory), dies at 74
  • 1976 George Whipple, American scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1878)
  • 1977 Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet), dies at 72
  • 1979 Mort Marshall, actor (Cully-Dumplings), dies at 60
  • 1980 Jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
  • 1980 Romolo Valli, actor (Boom, La Viaccia), dies at 54
  • 1980 Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (b. 1930)
  • 1981 Donald W Douglas, US aviation pionieer/builder, dies at 88
  • 1981 Ernst Pepping, composer, dies at 79
  • 1981 Nils Geirr Tveitt, composer, dies at 72
  • 1981 Wanda Hendrix, actress (Sierra, Ride the Pink Horse), dies
  • 1983 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian bicycle manufacturer, dies
  • 1986 Alva Myrdal, Swedish Nobel peace prize winner (1982), dies at 84
  • 1986 Dick James, Beatles' music publisher (1962-70), dies in London at 58
  • 1986 Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (b. 1957)
  • 1987 Erin Westmore, makeup artist (Hollywood Backstage), dies at 82
  • 1987 Alessandro Blasetti, Italian film director (b. 1900)
  • 1988 Heather O'Rourke, (Poltergeist) star, dies of intestinal ailment at 12
  • 1988 Reinder Zwolsman, Dutch businessman, dies at 75
  • 1989 Elaine de Kooning, American artist (b. 1918)
  • 1991 Carol Dempster, actress (Sally of Sawdust, America), dies at 89
  • 1991 H J van Ommeren-Averink, Dutch MP (CPN), dies
  • 1991 James G MacDonald, cartoon voice (Mickey Mouse), dies at 84
  • 1991 Phil Watson, NHL coach (NY Rangers), dies