On This Day for 23rd February

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 192


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303 Emperor Diocletian begins policy of persecution of Christians razing church at Nicomedia

Roman Emperor Diocletian
Roman Emperor
Diocletian
  • 1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints his first book, Bible (estimated date)

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1540 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado's expedition sets off from Mexico in search of the 7 cities of Cibola

Explorer and Conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
Explorer and Conquistador
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
  • 1574 France begins 5th "holy war" against Huguenots
  • 1660 Charles XI becomes king of Sweden
  • 1668 Fire in the Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued
  • 1672 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam
  • 1689 Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
  • 1778 Baron von Steuben joins Continental Army at Valley Forge
  • 1792 Joseph Haydn's 94th Symphony in G premieres
  • 1792 Humane Society of Massachusetts incorporated (erected life-saving stations for distressed mariners)

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1804 Conspirators against Napoleon, for restoration of Louis XVIII

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
Louis XVIII
French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1813 1st US raw cotton-to-cloth mill founded in Waltham, Mass
  • 1820 Cato Street conspiracy uncovered
  • 1821 College of Apothecaries organized in Phil; 1st US pharmacy college
  • 1822 Boston, Massachusetts, is incorporated as a city
  • 1836 Alamo besieged for 13 days until 6th March by Mexican army under General Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed
  • 1846 Polish revolutionaries march on Kraków, but are defeated

Victory-in-battleVictory in Battle

1847 Battle of Buena Vista Mexico; Zachary Taylor defeats Mexicans

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • 1854 Great Britain & Orange Free state sign Convention of Bloemfontein
  • 1861 Dutch Premier Floris A van Hall resigns
  • 1869 Louisiana governor signs public accommodations law
  • 1870 Mississippi is readmitted to US
  • 1874 Mjr Walter Winfield patents game called "sphairistike" (lawn tennis)
  • 1883 Alabama becomes 1st US state to enact an antitrust law
  • 1883 American Anti-Vivisection Society organized (Phila)
  • 1886 Aluminum manufacturing process developed
  • 1886 London Times publishes world's 1st classified ad
  • 1886 Tsjaikovski's symphony "Manfred" premieres
  • 1887 Congress grants Seal Rocks to SF
  • 1887 French/Italian Riviera struck by Earthquake; 2,000 die
  • 1892 1st college student government forms at Bryn Mawr Penn

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1895 Jaap Eden skates world record 10km (17:56)

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden
  • 1895 William Heard, AME minister & educator, named minister to Liberia
  • 1896 Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirshfield
  • 1898 In France, Emile Zola is imprisoned for writing his "J'accuse" letter accusing government of anti-Semitism & wrongly jailing Alfred Dreyfus
  • 1900 Battle at Hart's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • 1900 Steamer "Rio de Janeiro" sinks in SF Bay
  • 1903 The US and Cuba sign an agreement by which Cuba releases Guantanamo and Bahia Hondo to the US for naval stations
  • 1903 The Sultan agrees to an Austro-Russian plan to reform the government of Macedonia in yet another effort to stifle the rising disorder among the rival Bulgarian
  • 1904 US acquired control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million
  • 1904 Having occupied Korea, Japan signs a treaty with Korea under which it becomes a Japanese protectorate in return for Japanese protection from other powers
  • 1905 Rotary Club International formed by 4 men in Chicago

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

1906 Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns

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1909 Russian Tsar Nicholas II dissolves Finnish Diet

  • 1910 1st radio contest held (Philadelphia)

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1910 George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" premieres in London

  • 1915 Germany sinks US ships Carib & Evelyn & torpedoes Norwegian ship Regin
  • 1915 Nevada enforces convenient divorce law
  • 1916 Congress authorizes McKinley Memorial $1 gold coin
  • 1916 French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun
  • 1918 First victory of Red Army over the Kaiser's German troops near Narva and Pskov. Since 1923 this date become the Day of Red Army in honour of this victory.

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1919 Fascist Party forms in Italy by Benito Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1921 1st US transcontinental air mail flight arrives in NYC from San Francisco
  • 1923 German Republic day with laws against worker
  • 1923 Great Britain lowers import duty on German products from 26% to 5%

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1927 US President Calvin Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FRC)

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • 1934 Casey Stengel becomes manager of Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 1934 Coronation of King Leopold III of Belgium
  • 1936 1st rocket air mail flight, Greenwood Lake, NY

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

1938 Joe Louis KOs Nathan Mann in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1939 Lou Thesz beats Everett Marshall in St Louis, to win National Wrestling Ass. World Heavyweight title for 2nd time

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1939 11th Academy Awards - "You Can’t Take It With You", Spencer Tracy & Bette Davis wins

  • 1940 Russian troops conquer Lasi Island
  • 1940 Walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio" released
  • 1941 Plutonium was first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.
  • 1942 Japanese submarine fires on oil refinery in Ellwood, Calif
  • 1943 Gen-Maj Bradley arrives in Dakar & Marrakesh
  • 1943 German troops pull back through Kasserine-pass Tunisia
  • 1944 Forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people to Central Asia.
  • 1945 2nd Dutch government of Gerbrandy forms in London
  • 1945 Canadian troops occupy Kalkar
  • 1945 Operation Grenade: Gen Simpson's 9th Army crosses Ruhr

Person-of-interestRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

1945 US Marines raise flag on Iwo Jima, famous photo and later a statue in the Marine Corps War Memorial

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1947 Gen Eisenhower opens drive to raise $170M in aid for European Jews

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1950 7th Golden Globes: All the King's Men, Broderick Crawford, & Olivia de Havilland win

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1954 1st mass inoculation against polio with Salk vaccine (Pittsburgh)

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • 1954 Syrian army drives out president Adib el-Shishakli
  • 1955 Edgar Faure forms French government
  • 1956 20th Congress of CPSU closes in Moscow
  • 1956 13th Golden Globes: East of Eden, Ernest Borgnine, & Anna Magnani win
  • 1957 "Mr Wonderful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances
  • 1957 The founding congress of the Senegalese Popular Bloc is opened in Dakar.
  • 1958 5-time world driving champion Juan Fangio kidnapped by Cuban rebels
  • 1958 Arturo Frondizi elected President of Argentina
  • 1958 Last Municipal arc light, Mission & 25th removed (installed in 1913)
  • 1958 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1959 KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Demolition begins on Brooklyn's Ebbets Field (opened in 1913)
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1964 Charlie Finley signs a 4 year lease to keep A's in Kansas City
  • 1964 6th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (154.334)
  • 1965 Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president
  • 1966 Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government
  • 1966 Premier Milton Obote siezes power in Uganda
  • 1967 25th amendment (US Presidential succession) adopted
  • 1967 John Herbert's "Fortune & Men's Eyes" premieres in NYC
  • 1967 Ted Workman replaces Senator Keith Davey as CFL commissioner
  • 1967 US troops begin largest offensive of Vietnam War

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 250

  • 1417 Pope Paul II [Pietro Barbo], Venice, Republic of Venice, Pope (1464-71)
  • 1583 Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)
  • 1614 Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter
  • 1615 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised
  • 1633 Samuel Pepys, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs), born in London, England
  • 1646 Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)
  • 1648 Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)
  • 1649 John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1685 George Frideric Handel, Halle Germany, baroque composer and (Messiah, Water Music)

  • 1700 Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
  • 1723 Richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791)
  • 1729 Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809)
  • 1730 Christian Joseph Lidarti, composer
  • 1734 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Frankfurt, founder (House of Rothschild)
  • 1743 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812)
  • 1776 John Walter II, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47), born in London, England
  • 1787 Emma Willard, US, opens school for young ladies (Hall of Fame)
  • 1792 Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor
  • 1811 George Washington Hewitt, composer
  • 1817 George Watts, painter, born in London, England
  • 1818 Jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept
  • 1824 Herman N van der Tuuk, Dutch philologist (Tobasch' Grammar)
  • 1824 Lewis Cass Hunt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • 1831 Hendrik W Mesdag, Dutch painter (Panorama Mesdag)
  • 1834 Gustav Hermann Nachtigal, German physician/colonizer/consul in Tunis
  • 1838 Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • 1840 Carl Menger, Austrian economist
  • 1842 Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (d. 1906)
  • 1848 Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer
  • 1850 César Ritz, Swiss hotelier (d. 1918)
  • 1863 Franz von Stuck, German painter (Der Krieg)
  • 1865 Barney Dreyfuss, baseball owner (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1868 William E B Du Bois, Great Barrington Massachusetts, civil rights activist and writer (Souls of Black Folk)

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • 1869 Nadezhda Konstantinova Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary (Soc-Dem)
  • 1873 Dmitri Arakishvili, composer
  • 1873 Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (d. 1929)
  • 1874 Konstantin Päts, Estonian PM (1921-23, 1932-33), dictator (1933-40)
  • 1875 Jozef E Stokvis, journalist/Dutch MP (SDAP)
  • 1876 Agnes M Royden, writer
  • 1876 Wadi' Sabra, composer
  • 1878 Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian painter and art theorist (d. 1935)
  • 1879 Agnes Arber, English biologist/philosopher (Mind & the Eye)
  • 1879 Norman Lindsay, Creswick Victoria, artist/novelist
  • 1880 Edgar Istel, composer
  • 1881 Titus [Anno S] Brandsma, Dutch philosopher
  • 1882 Ladislav Vycpalek, composer
  • 1883 Karl Jaspers, Oldenburg Germany, existentialist philosopher
  • 1884 Frank Cellier, Surbiton England, actor (Quiet Wedding, Big Blockade)
  • 1884 Herman Courtens, Belgian painter
  • 1886 Albert Edward Sammons, composer
  • 1886 Ventura Garcia Calderon, Peruvian diplomat/author
  • 1887 Oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer
  • 1889 Cyril Delevanti, England, actor (Lucius-Jefferson Davis, Black Eye)
  • 1889 Frederik M baron of Asbeck, Dutch lawyer (League of Nations)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1889 Victor Fleming, American film director ("Wizard of Oz", "Gone with the Wind"), (d. 1949)

Director Victor Fleming
Director
Victor Fleming
  • 1889 Musidora, French actress and director (d. 1957)
  • 1891 Harold Horder, Australian Rugby League player (d. 1978)
  • 1892 Kathleen Harrison, actress (Fast Lady, Big Money, West 11)
  • 1895 Richard Goolden, actor (School for Husbands), born in London, England
  • 1898 Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist
  • 1899 Erich Kästner, German writer (d. 1974)
  • 1899 Norman Taurog, American film director (d. 1981)
  • 1900 Elinor Remick Warren, composer
  • 1901 Aartje W "Mien" van It Sant-van Bommel, author (Mieke-serial)
  • 1901 Edgar Ende, German painter (d. 1965)
  • 1903 Grigori V Aleksandrov, Russian director (Veselye Rebjata)
  • 1904 Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy/founded (CP Palestina)
  • 1904 William L Shirer, historian (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich)
  • 1905 Leonidas Zoras, French composer
  • 1907 Anthony Standerwick Heal, businessman
  • 1908 William McMahon, PM of Australia (Liberal) (1971-72)
  • 1909 Frank Ward, cricketer (Australian leggie late 30s)
  • 1911 G. Mennen Williams, Michigan Supreme Court Justice/(Gov-D-Mich, 1949-60), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1911 Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic
  • 1913 Charles Leonard, US, pentathelete (Olympic-1936)
  • 1913 Edward Fiennes-Clinton, Australian-born 18th Earl of Lincoln, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1914 Margaret Farrer, CEO (Central Midwives Board)
  • 1914 Theofiel Middelkamp, Dutch cyclist (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author (Das Spiegellabyrinth)
  • 1915 Jon Hall, American actor (Ramar of the Jungle), born in Fresno, California (d. 1979)
  • 1915 Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General and Pilot of B-29 "Enola Gay" over Hiroshima (d. 2007)
  • 1916 George Abel, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1916 Martindale Sidwell, organist/conductor
  • 1916 William Walsh, academic
  • 1917 Kenneth Tobey, actor (Chuck-Whirlybirds) [or Mar 23]
  • 1918 Dom Aelred Watkin, headmaster (Downside School)
  • 1918 Richard G. Butler, American fascist (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Johnny Carey, soccer star
  • 1919 Derek Ezra [Baron Ezra], British politician and Liberal Democrat Life Peer
  • 1920 David Wright, poet
  • 1920 Hall Overton, Bangor Michigan, composer (Enchanted Pear Tree)
  • 1920 Lord St Levan
  • 1920 Paul Gérin-Lajoie, French Canadian politician
  • 1923 Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet
  • 1923 Dante Lavelli, AAFC/NFL end wide receiver (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1923 Rafael Addiego Bruno, Uruguayan politician
  • 1924 Lejaren Hiller, composer
  • 1925 Ian Smith, cricket leg-spinner (S Afr 1947-58 avg 64.08)
  • 1925 Louis Stokes, politician (Rep-D-OH, 1969-99 ), born in Cleveland Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Regine Crespin, French vocalist (Sheherazade, Les Nuits D'ete)

Famous Weddings

  • 2002 "Blue" country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (19) weds backup dancer Dean Sheremet (21) at Perkins Chapel in Dallas, Texas

HeartWedding of Interest

2003 Actor Paul Rudd (33) weds publicist Julie Yaeger

Actor Paul Rudd
Actor
Paul Rudd

HeartWedding of Interest

2013 Former "Married … with Children" actress Christina Applegate (41) weds rocker Martyn LeNoble (43) in Los Angeles


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 117

  • 155 Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake
  • 943 Herbert II, Count of Vermandois, (b. 884)
  • 1011 Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz
  • 1100 Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076)
  • 1447 Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies
  • 1447 Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (b. 1390)
  • 1464 Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)
  • 1468 John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies
  • 1526 Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies
  • 1554 Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed
  • 1572 Pierre Certon, French composer
  • 1603 Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519)
  • 1607 Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60
  • 1669 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68
  • 1682 Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75
  • 1704 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50
  • 1718 Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63
  • 1766 Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies
  • 1781 George Taylor, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (bc. 1716)
  • 1792 Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), dies at 68
  • 1800 Joseph Warton, English literary critic (b. 1722)
  • 1806 John Alcock, composer, dies at 90
  • 1807 Francois Guichard, composer, dies at 61

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1821 John Keats, Romantic poet, dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats
  • 1821 Marie-Anne Collot, French sculptor, dies

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1848 John Quincy Adams, 6th US President (1825-1829), dies of a stroke at 80

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1855 Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies

Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • 1859 Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812)
  • 1867 George Thomas Smart, composer, dies at 90
  • 1879 Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (b. 1803)
  • 1884 Tambo Tambo, Australian aboriginal/US circus attaction, dies at 23
  • 1897 Woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68
  • 1900 William Butterfield, architect of the Gothic revival, dies
  • 1902 Samuel R Gardiner, British historian (Oliver Cromwell), dies at 72
  • 1903 Albert Cahen, composer, dies at 57
  • 1903 Friedrich Grutzmacher, composer, dies at 70
  • 1906 Johann Hoch, US murderer, executed
  • 1908 Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch, German surgeon (b. 1823)
  • 1913 Jimmy Sinclair, cricketer (3 centuries in 25 Test S Afr career), dies
  • 1915 Robert Smalls, Reconstruction congressman, dies at 75 in SC
  • 1916 George Clement Martin, composer, dies at 71
  • 1920 Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky, composer, dies at 61
  • 1922 Albert Victor Bäcklund, Swedish physicist (b. 1845)
  • 1927 Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson, composer, dies at 79
  • 1930 Horst Wessel, German nazi lyricist (Fahne Hoch), dies at 22
  • 1930 Mabel Normand, actress/director (Extra Girl), dies at 35
  • 1931 Nellie Melba, [Helen Mitchell], Australian soprano, dies
  • 1934 Augusto Sandino, Nicaraguan patriot, assassinated by National Guard
  • 1934 Edward William Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode), dies at 76
  • 1935 Jan Duiker, Dutch architect (Hotel Gooiland), dies at 44
  • 1937 Claude Buckenham, cricketer (21 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
  • 1942 Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60
  • 1944 Leo Hendrick Baekeland, inventor (Bakelite), dies
  • 1945 Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj), dies at 62
  • 1945 Aubrey Cousins, Canadian sergeant (Victoria Cross), dies in battle
  • 1946 Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (hanged) (b. 1885)
  • 1948 John Robert Gregg, Irish-born publisher and inventor (b. 1866)
  • 1955 Paul Claudel, French poet/playwright (L'otage), dies at 86
  • 1957 Marika Ninou, Greek singer (b. 1918)
  • 1957 John F Mahoney, American physician who developed pencillin treatment of syphillis, dies at 67
  • 1960 Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (b. 1898)
  • 1961 Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg spinner (34 wickets for West Indies), dies
  • 1965 Stan Laurel, comedian (Laurel & Hardy), dies of heart attack at 74
  • 1968 Fannie Hurst, US author (Anatomy of Me), dies at 78
  • 1969 Abd al-Aziz Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud, King Saudia, dies at 67
  • 1969 Joseph Messner, composer, dies at 75
  • 1970 Hirsch Jacobs, American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner (b. 1904)
  • 1971 King Lockwood, dies of stroke at 73
  • 1972 Michael Taube, composer, dies at 81
  • 1973 Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1895)
  • 1974 Florence Rice, actress (Girl in 1313, Carnival), dies at 63
  • 1974 Harry Ruby, American composer and writer (b. 1895)
  • 1976 Fuzzy Knight, actor (Gun Town, Ragtime Cowboy Joe), dies at 74
  • 1976 L S Lowry, painter, dies
  • 1976 LS Lowry, English artist dies (b. 1887)
  • 1979 W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician (b. 1900)
  • 1980 Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician, dies at 62
  • 1983 Adrian Boult, conductor, dies
  • 1985 Alexander Scourby, actor (Jesus, Shaggy Dog, Giant), dies at 71
  • 1987 Esmond Knight, actor (Black Narcissus, Henry V), dies at 80
  • 1990 Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch MP (Liberal), dies at 53
  • 1990 James Gavin, commandant US 82nd Airborn Div (Normandy), dies at 82
  • 1990 Jose Napoleon Duarte, president of Salvador (1984-89), dies at 62
  • 1992 Jacquelyn Hyde, actress (Dark, House of Terror), dies at 61
  • 1992 Markos Vafiades, leader (ELAS, 1943-49), dies
  • 1993 Edwin Louis Battle, actor (Almost Blue, Chase), dies of stroke at 33
  • 1994 Stuart Berger, doctor (Immune Power Diet), dies from obesity at 40
  • 1995 Art Kane, photographer, dies at 69
  • 1995 David Melvin English Franklin, singer, dies at 52

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1995 James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Scottish author (All Creatures Great & Small), dies at 78

Novelist James Herriot
Novelist
James Herriot
  • 1995 Norman Hunter, writer, dies at 95
  • 1995 Peter Guy Wykeham Fighter Pilot-Barnes, dies at 79
  • 1996 Freddie Stocks, cricket (cent on debut & wkt on 1st ball, Notts), dies
  • 1996 George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher, dies at 66
  • 1996 Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician, dies at 78
  • 1997 Oscar Lewenstein, impressario, dies at 80
  • 1997 Tony Williams, jazz musician, dies at 51
  • 1998 Philip Abbott, actor (Arthur Ward-FBI), dies at 74
  • 1999 Carlos Hathcock, USMC Sniper, 93 Confirmed Kills (b. 1942)
  • 2000 Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (b. 1957)