On This Day for 12th February

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 216

  • 1049 Bruno count of Egesheim & Dagsburg crowned Pope Leo IX
  • 1111 German King Hendry V arrives at St Peter, Rome
  • 1130 Pope Innocent II elected
  • 1502 Muslims in Granada forced to convert to Catholicism

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1502 Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India.

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Explorer
Vasco da Gama
  • 1528 Treaty of Dordrecht between emperor & ecclesiastical power
  • 1541 Santiago, Chile founded (or Feb 24)
  • 1554 Queen of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is executed for treason.
  • 1577 Spanish land guardian Don Juan of Habsburg signs "Eternal Edict"
  • 1624 English parliament comes together
  • 1700 The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark–Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire.
  • 1719 The Onderlinge van 1719 u.a., the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands is founded.
  • 1733 Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe, at site of Savannah
  • 1762 British fleet occupies Martinique
  • 1763 John Casteret appointed British minister of foreign affairs
  • 1771 Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
  • 1772 Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India
  • 1793 1st US fugitive slave law passed; requires return of escaped slaves
  • 1797 Haydn's song "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser" premieres in Vienna
  • 1818 Chile gains independence from Spain
  • 1821 Mercantile Library of City of NY opens
  • 1825 Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government & migrate west by Sept 1, 1826
  • 1832 Ecuador annexes Galapagos Islands
  • 1839 Aroostock War: Boundary dispute between Maine & New Brunswick
  • 1840 Housatonic Railroad opens
  • 1848 Ballet "Faust" premieres in Milan
  • 1850 Original Washington's Farewell Address manuscript sells for $2,300
  • 1855 Michigan State University was established.
  • 1861 State troops seize US munitions in Napoleon, AK (US Civil War)
  • 1865 Henry Highland Garnet is 1st black to speak in US House of Reps
  • 1870 Official proclamation sets April 15 as last day of grace for US silver coins to circulate in Canada
  • 1873 Congress abolishes bimetallism & authorizes $1 & $3 gold coins
  • 1874 King David Kalakaua of Sandwich Is Hawaii, is 1st king to visit US
  • 1876 Al Spalding opens his sporting good shop
  • 1877 1st news dispatch by telephone, between Boston & Salem, Mass
  • 1877 US railroad builders strike against wage reduction
  • 1878 Frederick Thayer patents catcher's mask (pat # 200,358)
  • 1879 1st artificial ice rink in North America (Madison Sq Garden, NYC)
  • 1879 News about slaughtering of Isandlwana reaches London
  • 1880 US National Croquet League organizes (Phila)
  • 1882 Social-Democratic Union forms in Amsterdam
  • 1885 Carl Peters founds German East-Africa Society
  • 1886 2nd British government of Salisbury forms
  • 1889 Caesar Franck's Symphony in D premieres
  • 1889 Henrik Ibsen's "Fruen fra Haven" premieres in Oslo
  • 1894 Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris's Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
  • 1899 -47°F (-44°C), Camp Clarke, Nebraska (state record)
  • 1899 1st 2-man team 6-day bicycle race in US begins, Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1901 Dutch Penitentiary children's law proclaimed
  • 1906 George Cohan's musical "George Washington" premieres in NYC
  • 1908 Anna Jeanes bequeaths $1,000,000 to Swarthmore to become all female
  • 1908 NY to Paris auto race (via Alaska & Siberia) begins in NYC George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel
  • 1909 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) forms
  • 1909 Netherlands' SDAP suspends Marxist Tribune group (Gorter & Wijnkoop)
  • 1909 Robert Fowler runs world record marathon (2:46:52.6)
  • 1912 China adopts Gregorian calendar
  • 1912 Last Ch'ing (Manchu) emperor of China, Hsuan T'ung, abdicates
  • 1914 Dedication ceremony for the about to be constructed Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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1914 "The Squaw Man", 1st feature-length film shot in Hollywood, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel, is released in the US

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • 1916 1st edition of Joseph Patterson/Sidney Smith's strip "The Gumps"
  • 1920 -Apr 26] 14,000 Rotterdam/Amsterdam harbor workers strike
  • 1920 NL votes 6-2 for 1 commissioner AL votes 6-2 to keep group commission
  • 1921 Soviet troops invade Georgia

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1921 Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1924 George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at Aeolian Hall, NYC
  • 1924 George Kaufman's "Beggar on Horseback" premieres in NYC
  • 1925 1st federal arbitration law approved by Congress
  • 1925 E Thieffry departs with Handley Page for the Belgian Congo
  • 1925 Estonia bans communist Party
  • 1926 Barendrecht soccer team forms
  • 1927 British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai
  • 1929 Karst Leemburg wins Dutch 11 cities skate (11:30)
  • 1931 Vatican Radio begins broadcasting with the callsign HVJ
  • 1932 Communist Party of Holland forms Unemployed Combat Committees
  • 1933 German vice-chancellor von Papen demands Catholic aid for Nazis
  • 1934 Export-Import Bank incorporates
  • 1934 France hit by a general strike against fascists & royalists
  • 1934 The four-day February Uprising, sometimes called the Austrian Civil War, begins.
  • 1935 Great airship, USS Macon, crashes into Pacific Ocean
  • 1937 Cleveland (now St Louis) Rams granted an NFL franchise

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1938 Austrian chancellor Schuschnigg visits Hitler in Berchtesgaden

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1938 German troops entered Austria
  • 1938 The first 'Kindertransport' carrying Jewish refugee children from Nazi Germany arrives in Britain.
  • 1938 3rd British Empire Games close in Sydney, Australia
  • 1941 Jewish Council for Amsterdam forms under Ascher/Cohen
  • 1941 Occupation Police arrest "Jewish Foursome"
  • 1942 3 German battle cruisers escape via Channel to Brest N Germany

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1943 General Eisenhower departs Algiers to Tebessa

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1944 Wendell Wilkie (R) enters presidential race
  • 1945 SF selected for site of UN Conference
  • 1946 World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
  • 1947 Daytime fireball & meteorite fall seen in eastern Siberia
  • 1947 Record 100.5-kg sailfish caught, C W Stewart, Galapagos Islands

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1947 French fashion designer Christian Dior presents his first influential collection, named the "New Look"

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • 1948 1st Lt Nancy Leftenant becomes 1st black in army nursing corps
  • 1949 "Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 performances
  • 1949 Panic in Quito, Ecuador, after "War of the Worlds" played on radio
  • 1949 Team Canada beats Denmark 47-0 in hockey
  • 1949 Unidentified aircraft bomb Jerusalem

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1950 Albert Einstein warns against hydrogen bomb

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 261

  • 1074 Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (d. 1101)
  • 1211 Henry VII, Roman catholic German king (1220-35)
  • 1218 Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
  • 1438 Adolf van Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen
  • 1474 Lorenzo Campeggi(o), archbishop of Bologna/diplomat
  • 1567 Thomas Campion, England, composer/poet/physician
  • 1584 Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring)
  • 1585 Caspar Bartholin, Malmö, physician, theologian, writer on anatomy
  • 1606 John Winthrop, the Younger, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)
  • 1636 Herman Witsius, [Wits], Dutch reformed theologist
  • 1637 Jan Swammerdam, Amsterdam, Dutch anatomist/entomologist (Bible of Nature)

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1663 Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister (Salem witchcraft trials), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Puritan Minister Cotton Mather
Puritan Minister
Cotton Mather
  • 1665 Rudolph J Camerarius, German botanist/physician (sexuality plant)
  • 1704 Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (d. 1772)
  • 1706 Josef Christian, German sculptor
  • 1728 Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)
  • 1740 Matej Sojka, composer
  • 1751 Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer
  • 1752 Josef Reicha, Czech composer
  • 1753 Lambert-Francois Godecharle, composer
  • 1753 François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)
  • 1758 Christian Ignatius Latrobe, composer
  • 1760 Jan Ladislav Dussek, Bohemia, pianist/composer
  • 1768 Francis II, Florence Italy, last Holy Roman emperor (1792-1806)
  • 1775 Louise Catherine Johnson Adams, 1st lady (1825-1829)
  • 1777 Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, German poet (d. 1843)
  • 1778 Franz Joseph Volkert, composer
  • 1785 Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)
  • 1791 Jan D Zocher Jr, Dutch garden architect (Vondelpark, Amsterdam)
  • 1791 Peter Cooper, industrialist/philanthropist (Cooper Union)
  • 1792 Ferdinand de Braekeleer, Belgian painter
  • 1794 Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player (d. 1867)
  • 1804 Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)

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1809 Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky, (R) 16th US President (1861-65)

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln

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1809 Charles Darwin, English naturalist (Origin of the Species) who conceived the theory of evolution by natural selection, born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire (d. 1882)

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1815 Edward Forbes, Douglas Isle of Man, English Naturalist and pioneer in the field of biogeography
  • 1818 Otto Ludwig, German writer (Die Heiterethei)
  • 1824 Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati, Indian hindu leader
  • 1828 George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)
  • 1828 Robert Ransom Jr, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1831 John Morrissey, boxer/developer of Saratoga Springs horse race track
  • 1838 Charles Carroll Walcott, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1898)
  • 1841 Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch mayor (Amsterdam) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1891-1894
  • 1843 John Graham Chambers, English athlete who wrote the Queensberry rules for boxing (d. 1883)
  • 1850 Amaat Vyncke, Flemish missionary (Flemish Flag)
  • 1852 Hendrik Blink, geographer (Van de Eems tot de Schelde)
  • 1853 Bertram Luard-Selby, composer
  • 1857 Bobby Peel, cricketer (great English lefty 1884-96)
  • 1861 Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Im Kampf um Gott)
  • 1865 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland)
  • 1867 Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German author (Warbride) [or Febr 18]
  • 1867 Joe Howard, vocalist (Gay Nineties Revue), born in NYC, New York
  • 1868 Johan H A Schaper, Dutch MP/founder (SDAP)
  • 1869 Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education/Arts (VVD)
  • 1870 Marie Lloyd, English music-hall performer (d. 1922)
  • 1876 Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama (d. 1933)
  • 1880 John Llewellyn Lewis, union leader (United Mine Workers, 1920-60)
  • 1882 Walter Vaes, Flemish painter/etcher
  • 1883 Ludwig Stossel, Austria, actor (Man With a Camera)
  • 1884 Max Beckmann, German painter/graphic artist
  • 1884 Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (d. 1957)
  • 1884 Johan Laidoner, Estonian military commander (d. 1953)
  • 1885 Licinio Refice, composer
  • 1886 Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer
  • 1886 Michel Brusselmans, composer
  • 1891 Cecil Dixon, cricket off-spinner (1 Test for South Africa, 3-118, pair)
  • 1891 Maurice Yvain, composer
  • 1891 Max Terhune, actor (Arizona Stagecoach, Hit the Saddle, Range Justice)
  • 1893 Marcel G J Minnaert, Dutch astronomer
  • 1893 Omar Bradley, General of Army WW II (GI General)
  • 1897 Vola Vale, American actress (d. 1970)
  • 1898 Wallace Ford, [Samuel Jones Grundy], Batton England, actor (Deputy)
  • 1898 [Le]Roy Harris, Oklahoma, composer (When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
  • 1899 Albert Huybrechts, composer
  • 1900 Fred Emney, actor (Let the People Sing, Lilac Domino), born in London, England
  • 1902 William D Revelli, Spring Gulch Colorado, band leader
  • 1902 William Collier, American stage and film actor (d. 1987)
  • 1903 Chick Hafey, baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1903 Joseph F. Biroc, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
  • 1904 Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1905 Harry Bellaver, Illinois, US, actor (Sgt Arcaro-Naked City)
  • 1907 Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
  • 1908 Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
  • 1908 Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (d. 1982)
  • 1908 August Neo, Estonian wrestler (d. 1982)
  • 1909 Barry Wood, New Haven Ct, vocalist (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1910 Forsyth Hardy, documentary film pioneer
  • 1910 Lee Byung Chull, Korean industrialist/founder (Samsung Business)
  • 1911 Charles Mathiesen, Norway, 1500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1911 Frank Hercules, writer
  • 1911 Sylvstre A Guzman Fernandez, president (Dominican Republic)
  • 1911 Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)
  • 1912 Eddie J Bush, golf professional
  • 1912 Ernest Clark, actor (Doctor in the House), born in London, England
  • 1912 R. F. Delderfield, English author (d. 1972)
  • 1913 Pedro Gastao de Orleans e Braganca, grandson of emperor Pedro I
  • 1914 Gordon Tex Beneke, saxophonist/bandleader/vocalist (Glenn Miller Orch)
  • 1914 Nello Celio, Swiss president
  • 1914 Arvid Pardo, Maltese diplomat, a.k.a "Father of the Law of the Sea Conference" (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Andrew J Goodpaster, US, general/supreme commander (NATO-Europe)

Famous Weddings

  • 1736 Maria Theresa Habsburg marries French Stefanus (emperor Francois I)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 124

  • 1128 Toghtekin, slave/atabek of Damascus, dies
  • 1242 Hendrik VII, Roman Catholics German king (1220-35), commits suicide
  • 1538 Albrecht Altdorfer, German painter, dies at about 57
  • 1554 Jane Grey, queen of England for 9 days, beheaded at 17
  • 1554 Lord Guildford Dudley, Jane Grey's husband, beheaded
  • 1571 Nicholas Throckmorton, English diplomat and politician (b. 1515)
  • 1590 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat, dies at 65
  • 1595 Archduke Ernest of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1553)
  • 1616 John Drusius, of Driesschen, Flemish Hebraist, dies at 65
  • 1624 George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist (b. 1563)
  • 1630 Fynes Moryson, English traveler and writer (b. 1566)
  • 1684 Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer, dies at 67
  • 1700 Aleksei Shein, Russian general and statesman (b. 1662)
  • 1724 Elkanah Settle, English writer (b. 1648)
  • 1728 Agostino Steffani, Italian/German diplomat/composer, dies at 73
  • 1738 James Sherard, composer, dies at 71
  • 1762 Laurent Belissen, composer, dies at 68
  • 1763 Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (b. 1688)
  • 1771 Adolf Frederik, King of Sweden (1751-70), dies at 60
  • 1787 Ruggiero Boscovich, Ital physicist/astronomer/philosopher, dies at 75

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1789 Ethan Allen, American patriot, dies at 51

American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen
American Revolutionary War Patriot
Ethan Allen
  • 1799 Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer, dies at 67
  • 1799 Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist (b. 1729)
  • 1804 Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (Zum ewigen Frieden), dies at 79
  • 1820 Guillaume Albert Teniers, composer, dies at 71
  • 1834 Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 65
  • 1837 Ludwig Borne, writer, dies at 50
  • 1861 Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72
  • 1889 Andrew Greenwood, cricketer (batted in Eng's 1st 2 Tests 1877), dies
  • 1894 Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (b. 1830)
  • 1896 Charles Louis Ambrose Thomas, French composer (Mignon), dies at 84
  • 1896 Isaac Murphy, jockey, 628 wins on 1,412 mounts (44.5%), dies at 35
  • 1901 Ramon de Campoamor bon Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Colon), dies at 83
  • 1903 Gaspar Núñez de Arce, Spanish dramatist and statesman (b. 1834)
  • 1905 Marcel Schwob, French writer/journalist (Coeur double), dies
  • 1915 Charles Emile Waldteufel, composer, dies at 77
  • 1916 J W Richard Dedekind, German mathematician, dies
  • 1920 Emile Sauret, composer, dies at 67
  • 1920 Jean Allemane, French socialist/communard (allemanisten), dies at 77
  • 1920 Ottalee Baker, Frank "Home Run" Baker's wife, dies at 31
  • 1921 Charles Leslie, cricketer (4 Tests England v Australia 1882-83), dies
  • 1929 Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing, Ger para-psychologist, dies at 66
  • 1929 Lillie Langtry, British singer and actress (b. 1853)
  • 1931 Samedbey Mehmandarov, Russian general (b. 1855)
  • 1933 Henri Duparc, French composer, dies at 85
  • 1935 Auguste Escoffier, French chef (b. 1846)
  • 1942 Grant Wood, US painter (American Gothic), dies at 49
  • 1945 Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah, Youth Aliyah), dies
  • 1945 Walraven [Wally] van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis, executed at 39
  • 1945 Antonio Villa-Real, Filipino jurist (b. 1880)
  • 1947 Sidney Toler, actor (Charlie Chan, Dark Alibi), dies at 72
  • 1949 Hassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (b. 1906)
  • 1951 Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (b. 1897)
  • 1954 Dziga Vertov, [Kaufman], Russian dir (3 Songs of Lenin), dies at 58
  • 1955 Tom Moore, actor (Ladies be Seated, Majority Rules), dies at 71
  • 1957 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Martha og Maria), dies at 82
  • 1957 Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (b. 1872)
  • 1958 Marcel Cachin, 1st communist French senator, dies at 88
  • 1960 Bobby Clark, vaudevillan (World's funniest circus clown), dies at 71
  • 1965 Henry Kulky, actor (Otto-Life of Riley), dies at 53
  • 1969 Johanna EFG Tourniaire, actress (Potasch & Perlemoer), dies at 80
  • 1970 Andre Souris, composer, dies at 79
  • 1971 George Shelton, actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86

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1971 James Cash Penney, US founder (J C Penney), dies at 95

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney
  • 1973 Benjamin Frankel, composer, dies at 67
  • 1976 James Clifton Williams, composer (Sinfonians), dies at 52
  • 1976 Sal Mineo, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at 37
  • 1979 Jean Renoir, French writer/director (Human Beast), dies at 84
  • 1980 Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies
  • 1980 Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913)
  • 1981 Jean Dixon, actress (Joy of Livng, You Only Live Once), dies
  • 1982 Cornelis Rijnsdorp, Dutch writer (Culprit), dies at 87
  • 1982 Hal Hooker, cricket (307 partners with Kippax for last wicket), dies
  • 1982 Victor Jory, actor (Adv of Tom Sawyer, 1st Lady, Jigsaw), dies at 79
  • 1983 Eubie Blake, US ragtime-composer/pianist (Memories of You), dies at 96
  • 1984 Julio Cort zar, Argentina writer (Final del Juego), dies at 69
  • 1984 Anna Anderson, claimant to the throne of Russia (b. 1896)
  • 1985 Nicholas Colssanto, actor (Coach-Cheers), dies at 61
  • 1986 Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, composer, dies at 86
  • 1986 Sid Stone, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 82
  • 1987 Lang Jeffries, Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), dies at 55
  • 1989 Mauritius Balfoort, French/Flemish director, dies at 83
  • 1989 Thomas Bernhard, Dutch/Austrian writer (Heldenplatz), dies at 58
  • 1991 Edward A Blatt, director (Between 2 Worlds), dies at 88
  • 1991 Robert Wagner, mayor (NYC-D-1954-65), dies
  • 1991 Roger Patterson, American death metal bass player (b. 1968)
  • 1992 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, boxing champ (Olympic-gold-1928), dies
  • 1992 Dorothy Tree, actress (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Nazi Agent), dies
  • 1992 Ton Brandsteder, CEO (Sony Netherland BV), dies at 74
  • 1993 James Bulger, English child beaten to death at 2, by 10 yr old boys
  • 1994 Donald Judd, US furniture maker/architect/artist, dies at 65
  • 1994 Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (b. 1950)
  • 1995 Earring George Mayweather, blues harmonica player, dies at 66
  • 1995 L Jansma, Fries publisher (Friese stamp), dies
  • 1995 Rachid Mimouni, Algerian author (L'Honneur de la Tribu), dies at 49
  • 1995 Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher, dies at 82
  • 1995 Tony Secunda, rock band manager, dies at 54
  • 1996 Roger Omond, journalist, dies at 51
  • 1996 Bob Shaw, Northern Irish novelist (b. 1931)
  • 1997 Nora Beloff, journalist, dies at 78