On This Day for 24th February

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 204


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303 1st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued by Emperor Diocletian

Roman Emperor Diocletian
Roman Emperor
Diocletian

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1208 St Francis of Assisi, 26, received his vocation in Portiuncula Italy

Catholic Friar and Preacher, Saint Francis of Assisi
Catholic Friar and Preacher, Saint
Francis of Assisi
  • 1296 Pope Boniface VIII degree Clericis Iaicos
  • 1387 King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
  • 1389 Battle at Falköping: Danes defeat King Albert of Sweden
  • 1496 England's Henry VII ends commercial dispute with Flanders

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1510 Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II
  • 1525 Battle of Pavia: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V's troops beat the French. French King Francois I captured, 15,000 killed/wounded
  • 1527 Ferdinand of Austria crowned as king of Bohemia
  • 1528 Hungarian anti-king Janos Zapolyai & Sultan Suleiman signs treaty
  • 1530 1st imperial coronation by a Pope, Charles V crowned by Clement V
  • 1538 Treaty of Nagyvarad/Peace of Grosswardein signed between Ferdinand I of Austria and John Zápolya of Hungary.
  • 1541 Santiago, Chile founded by Pedro de Valvidia (or 2/12)
  • 1552 Privileges of Hanseatic League in England are abrogated
  • 1582 Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style (Gregorian) calendar
  • 1597 Flemish painter Frederick of Valckenborch becomes porter of Frankfurt-on-Main
  • 1607 Claudio Monteverdi's opera "Orfeo" premieres in Mantua
  • 1708 Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Groningen

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1711 Handel's opera "Rinaldo" premieres at Haymarket theatre in London

  • 1739 Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
  • 1779 George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British
  • 1786 Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India
  • 1793 French troops conquer Breda
  • 1803 US Supreme Court 1st rules a law unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison)
  • 1804 London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.
  • 1807 17 die & 15 wounded in a crush to witness execution of Holloway, Heggerty & Elizabeth Godfrey in England
  • 1821 Mexico gains independence from Spain
  • 1826 The signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War.
  • 1835 Siwinowe Kesibwi (Shawnee Sun) is 1st Indian language monthly magazine
  • 1839 Steam shovel patented by William Otis, Philadelphia
  • 1848 King Louis-Philippe abdicates, 2nd French republic declared
  • 1855 US Court of Claims forms for cases against government
  • 1857 1st perforated US postage stamps delivered to government
  • 1857 LA Vineyard Society organized
  • 1863 Arizona Territory created
  • 1863 Forrest's raid on Brentwood, Tennessee
  • 1864 -Feb 25] Battle of Tunnel Hill, GA (Buzzard's Roost)
  • 1868 1st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile Alabama)

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1868 USHouse of Representatives vote 126 to 47 to impeach President Andrew Johnson

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1875 The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high profile civil servants and dignitaries.
  • 1876 Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" premieres in Oslo
  • 1881 De Lesseps' Company begins work on Panama Canal
  • 1881 China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
  • 1888 Louisville, Ky, becomes 1st government in US to adopt Australian ballot (i.e. secret ballot on standard voting forms)
  • 1891 French troops under capt Archinard occupy Diena West Sudan
  • 1893 The American University is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America.
  • 1894 Nicaragua captures Tegucigalpa, Honduras (National Day, sort of)
  • 1895 Cuban war for independence begins
  • 1896 Victoria all out for 43 vs South Australia, Jones 6-15, Jarvis 4-27
  • 1899 Western Washington University is established.
  • 1902 Battle at Yzer Spruit: Boer general De la Rey beats British
  • 1905 Simplon tunnel in Switzerland completed
  • 1906 Tomas Estrada Palma defeats Jose Gomez in the election for president of Cuba, but Gomez and his followers refuse to accept results and sponsor an uprising
  • 1908 In 'Muller v Oregon', the US Supreme Court favors an Oregon law limiting maximum hours a woman may work and denies that it curtails 'liberty of contract'
  • 1909 The Hudson Motor Car Company is founded.
  • 1911 Japan and the US conclude a treaty that continues restrictions on Japanese laborers
  • 1914 Frank Craven's "Too Many Cooks" premieres in NYC
  • 1917 German plan to get Mexican help in WW I exposed (Zimmerman telegram)
  • 1917 Red Sox sell Smokey Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, to Cleve for $15,000
  • 1918 Estonia declares independence from Russia
  • 1920 NSDAP begins at Hofbrauhaus Munich
  • 1920 Peace treaty gives Estonia independence
  • 1921 1st transcontinental flight in 24 hrs flying time arrives Florida
  • 1923 Flying Scotsman goes into service
  • 1923 Mass arrests in US of mafia
  • 1924 Greek parliament proclaims republic
  • 1924 Johnny Weissmuller, swims 100m record (57 2/5 secs)

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1924 Mahatma Gandhi released from jail

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1925 Thermite explosive 1st used to break up ice jam, Waddington, NY
  • 1927 John Golden Theater (Theatre Masque) opens at 252 W 45th St NYC
  • 1932 Malcolm Campbell drives record speed (253.96 mph) at Daytona
  • 1933 Final demonstration of German communist party in Berlin
  • 1933 League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria
  • 1937 1st US group hospital-medical cooperative authorized, Wash, DC
  • 1938 Du Pont begins commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles
  • 1939 Roy Harris' 3rd Symphony premieres in Boston
  • 1940 Frances Langford records "When You Wish Upon a Star"
  • 1941 43 Geuzen resistance fighter trial opens in the Hague
  • 1941 Anti-Nazi meeting at Noordermarkt Amsterdam
  • 1942 Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)
  • 1942 The "Battle of Los Angeles" takes place, lasting until the next day.
  • 1943 Major General Omar Bradley flies to Algiers
  • 1943 Texas League announces it will quit for the duration of WW II
  • 1944 Argentina coup by minister of war Juan Peron
  • 1945 Egypt & Syria declare war on nazi-Germany
  • 1945 Manila freed from Japanese
  • 1945 Nazi occupiers begin state of siege
  • 1945 Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
  • 1946 Juan Peron (Labor Party) first elected President of Argentina
  • 1948 Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia
  • 1949 Israel & Egypt sign an armistice agreement
  • 1949 V-2/WAC-Corporal 1st rocket to 5x speed of sound at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico,
  • 1950 Labour wins British parliamentary election
  • 1951 "Bless You All" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 84 performances
  • 1951 Ice Pairs Championship at Milan won by Ria Baran & Paul Falk of GER
  • 1951 Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Milan won by Jeanette Altwegg of Great Britain
  • 1951 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Milan won by Richard Button USA

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1952 Betty MacKinnon & Sam Snead wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1955 "Silk Stockings" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 461 performances
  • 1955 Pact of Baghdad between Iraq & Turkey signed

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 254

  • 1103 Emperor Toba of Japan (d. 1156)
  • 1304 Muhammad ibn Battutah, Arab travel writer (Travels in Asia & Africa)
  • 1463 Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italy, scholar/platonist
  • 1500 Carlos V, King of Spain (1516-56)/Holy Roman Emperor
  • 1501 Sixt(us) Birck [Xystus Betulius], German writer (Suzanna)
  • 1536 Clement VIII, [Ippolito Aldofireini], Fano Italy, Pope (1592-1605)
  • 1545 Don John of Austria, Spanish military leader (d. 1578)
  • 1547 Jan of Austria, Spanish military man/land guardian of the Netherland
  • 1557 Matthias, Holy Roman emperor (1612-19), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1595 Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet
  • 1597 Vincent Voiture, French poet (d. 1648)
  • 1619 Charles Le Brun, French artist (d. 1690)
  • 1622 Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (d. 1665)
  • 1679 Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer
  • 1684 Catherine I, Empress of Russia 1725-27, Dorpat, Estonia
  • 1684 Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (d. 1738)
  • 1693 James Quin, English actor (d. 1766)
  • 1697 Bernard S Albinus, [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist
  • 1704 Hubert Renotte, composer
  • 1709 Jacques de Vaucanson, French inventor (d. 1782)
  • 1717 Bernhard Hupfeld, composer
  • 1721 John McKinly, Ulster Ireland, American physician
  • 1723 John Burgoyne, British general (d. 1792)
  • 1766 Samuel Wesley, Bristol England, composer/organist (Exultate Deo)
  • 1771 Johann Baptist Cramer, German/British pianist/composer/publisher
  • 1774 Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (d. 1850)

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1786 Wilhelm Karl Grimm, Hanau Germany, story teller (Grimm's Fairy Tales)

  • 1786 Martin W. Bates. U.S. Senator from Delaware (d. 1869)
  • 1797 Samuel Lover, composer
  • 1809 Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, governor/viceroy (Elzas-Lutherian)
  • 1811 Daniel A Payne, Bishop/reformer/educator of AME Church
  • 1811 Edward Dickinson Baker, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1861)
  • 1824 John Crawford Vaughn, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1875)
  • 1827 Charles Davis Jameson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1831 Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor/premier of Prussia
  • 1833 Eduard earl von Taaffe, Austrian premier (1868..93)
  • 1836 Winslow Homer, US, painter (Gulfstream)
  • 1837 Rosalía de Castro, Santiago de Compostela Galician writer and poet ('Séculos Escuros') (d. 1885)
  • 1838 Thomas Benton Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1923)
  • 1842 Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer
  • 1846 Luigi Denza, composer
  • 1848 C Grant B Allen, Canadian writer (Woman Who Did)
  • 1848 Johanna C P Barbiers, actress (Voddenraper of Paris)
  • 1848 Andrew Inglis Clark, Tasmanian politician (d. 1907)
  • 1852 George A Moore, Ireland, painter/novelist (Esther Waters)
  • 1854 Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Golden Rain)
  • 1858 Arnold Dolmetsch, Le Mans, musician
  • 1860 Daniel Berkeley Updike, printer/publisher/writer (Printing Types)
  • 1866 Arthur Pearson, Wookey Somerset England, newspaper proprietor
  • 1866 Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev, Russian physicist (d. 1912)
  • 1866 Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (d. 1961)
  • 1872 John Jarvis, England, swimmer (won 108 titles)

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1874 Honus Wagner, Chartiers Pennsylvana, HOF shortstop (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900-17)

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • 1876 Jean Poveigh, composer
  • 1876 Victor Moore, Hammonton NJ, comedian (Ziegfeld Follies, 7 Year Itch)
  • 1877 Rudolf Ganz, composer
  • 1877 Ettie Rout, New Zealand activist (d. 1936)
  • 1879 Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Sun)
  • 1885 Bert Lytell, actor (Henry-One Man's Family), born in NYC, New York

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1885 Chester Nimitz, US admiral (commanded Pacific fleet in WW II)

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • 1885 Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israeli Knesset (1949-59)
  • 1885 Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski, Polish novelist/satirist (Black Wings)
  • 1885 Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1939)
  • 1887 Mary Ellen Chase, US linguistic/author (White Gate)
  • 1890 Antonio Massana, composer
  • 1890 Marjorie Main, [Tomlinson], Action Ind, actress (Another Thin Man)
  • 1898 Kurt Tank, German WW II aircraft designer
  • 1899 Jacob Presser, Dutch historian/writer (Down-fall)
  • 1905 E Boyland, biochemist
  • 1905 Guillaume Landre, The Hague, Dutch composer
  • 1906 Alexis Curvers, Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)
  • 1909 August William Derleth, Sauk City Wisc, writer (Judge Peck Mysteries)
  • 1909 Jean Yves Morvan Marin, broadcaster
  • 1909 Max Black, Dutch/British/US philosopher (analytical philosophy)
  • 1909 Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist
  • 1910 Arthur Hazlerigg, British peer and cricketer (d. 2002)
  • 1911 Konrad Lechner, composer
  • 1912 Julius Kowalski, composer
  • 1913 Richard Murphey Goodwin, economist
  • 1914 David Langdon, cartoonist/illustrator
  • 1914 Zachary Scott, Austin Tx, actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce)
  • 1914 Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin, trade unionist
  • 1916 Gene Mitchell, museum director
  • 1917 William Fairbank, Minneapolis, physicist (superconductivity)
  • 1919 Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist
  • 1919 Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
  • 1920 Frank Rogers, CEO (NPA Telegraph)
  • 1921 Abe Vigoda, actor (Barney Miller, The Godfather), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1921 Douglass Watson, Jackson GA, actor (Satan Murders, Another World)
  • 1921 Ingvar Lidholm, composer
  • 1921 Ludvig Aschkenazy, writer
  • 1921 Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (b. 1992)
  • 1922 Kanwar Rai Singh, cricketer (batted at MCG in Test for India 1948)
  • 1922 Richard Hamilton, painter
  • 1922 Steven Hill, actor (Goddess, Raw Deal, Yentl, Law & Order), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1923 David Soyer, American cellist
  • 1924 Lionel Dakers, director (Royal School of Church Music)
  • 1924 William Pillar, British admiral
  • 1926 Reginald Freeson, British MP

Famous Weddings

  • 1613 English princess Elizabeth marries Earl Frederik of Palts

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1662 English Poet and author of "Paradise Lost" John Milton marries 3rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull, 31 years his junior.

HeartWedding of Interest

1886 Inventor Thomas Edison (38) marries 2nd wife Mina Miller (20) in Akron Ohio.

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison

HeartWedding of Interest

1934 High-ranking member of British intelligence Kim Philby (22) weds communist Litzi Friedmann in Vienna, Austria

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1979 NBA player Bill Walton (26) weds Susan Guth

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton

HeartWedding of Interest

1985 NFL quarterback Joe Montana (28) weds actress and model Jennifer Wallace

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

HeartWedding of Interest

1989 Film director Tim Burton (30) weds photographer Lena Gieseke

Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton

HeartWedding of Interest

1992 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (27) weds lead singer Kurt Cobain (25) on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love
Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain

HeartWedding of Interest

1999 Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan (29) weds actress Kajol Mukherjee (24) on a traditional Maharashtrian style ceremony in Juhu, Varsha

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan

HeartWedding of Interest

2007 Former world champion track and field athlete Marion Jones (31) weds Olympic bronze medalist Obadele Thompson (30) at the Union Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilson's Mills, North Carolina

Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat Marion Jones
Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat
Marion Jones

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 119

  • 616 King Ethelbert of Kent
  • 1525 Guillaume Gouffier, seigneur de Bonnivet, French soldier
  • 1563 Francois Guise, French general/duke, assassinated at 44
  • 1588 Johann Weyer, Dutch physician and occultist
  • 1642 Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, dies at about 66
  • 1666 Nicholas Lanier, composer, dies at 77
  • 1674 Matthias Weckmann, German composer (b. 1616)
  • 1685 Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Carlisle, English politician and military leader (b. 1629)
  • 1686 Ferdinando Tacca, Italian painter/son of Pietro Tacca, dies at 66
  • 1692 Antimo Liberati, composer, dies at 74
  • 1704 Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (church music), dies
  • 1714 Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (b. 1637)
  • 1721 John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (b. 1648)
  • 1732 Colonel Francis Charteris, known as "The Rape-Master General". (b. 1675)
  • 1735 Georg Friedrich Kauffman, composer, dies at 56
  • 1777 King Joseph I of Portugal (b. 1714)
  • 1779 Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704)
  • 1781 Edward Capell, English critic (b. 1713)
  • 1784 Anton Laube, composer, dies at 65
  • 1785 Carlo Bonaparte, Corsican attorney, dies at 39
  • 1799 Broerius Brorius, theologist (Pensive Christian), dies at about 41
  • 1799 Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer, dies at 56
  • 1806 John Nieuwenhuijzen, theologist (Society for General Use), dies at 81
  • 1810 Henry Cavendish, physicist/chemist, dies
  • 1812 Hugo Kollataj, Polish teacher/minister, dies at 61
  • 1812 Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1775)

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1815 Robert Fulton, steamboat pioneer, dies at 49

Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton
Commercial Steamboat Inventor
Robert Fulton
  • 1825 Thomas Bowdler, self-appointed Shakespearean censor, dies
  • 1829 Auguste Chouteau, St Louis co-founder, dies
  • 1862 Bernard S Ingemann, Danish author (Holger Danske), dies at 72
  • 1865 Edmund John Armstrong, Irish poet, dies at 23
  • 1874 Anselmo Clave, composer, dies at 49
  • 1876 Jan Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet, dies at 67
  • 1876 Joseph Jenkins Roberts, first President of Liberia (b. 1809)
  • 1895 Ignaz Lachner, composer, dies at 87
  • 1907 Otto Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 77
  • 1908 Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, composer, dies at 66
  • 1914 Joshua Chamberlain, Civil War hero for the Union on Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • 1919 Josephine McGill, composer, dies at 41
  • 1922 Dmitri B Shostakovitch, father of Russian composer Dmitri D S, dies
  • 1924 Edmond Picard, Fren/Belgium writer (Ambidextre journalist), dies at 87
  • 1925 Hjalmar Branting, Prime Minister of Sweden, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1860)
  • 1926 Eddie Plank, pitcher (won 327 games in 17 years), dies at 51
  • 1929 Andre-Charles-Prosper Messager, composer, dies at 75
  • 1930 Jacobus van Looy, Dutch writer/painter (Night Cactus), dies at 74
  • 1933 Spottiswoode Aitken, actor (Eagle, Home Sweet Home), dies at 64
  • 1941 Oskar Loerke, German director (Longest Day-1926), dies at 56
  • 1944 Leo H A Baekeland, Belgian/US chemist (bakeliet), dies at 80
  • 1945 Ahmed Maher Pasha, Egypt's PM, assassinated in parliament
  • 1953 Karl R G von Rundstedt, Germ gen-field marshal (Ardennes), dies at 77
  • 1958 Fernand Baldensperger [Fernand Baldenne], French poet, dies at 86
  • 1960 Jean Binet, composer, dies at 66
  • 1964 Alexander Archipenko, Ukr sculptor/water colors painter, dies at 76
  • 1964 Frank Conroy, actor (Midnight Mary, Threat), dies at 73
  • 1967 Franz Waxman, German composer (Day at the races), dies at 60
  • 1969 Kenneth Green, actor (Penrod), dies of heart attack at 61
  • 1970 Conrad Nagel, actor (Celebrity Time), dies at 73
  • 1973 Art Smith, actor (Quicksand), dies of heart attack at 73
  • 1975 Nikolai A Bulganin, marshal/premier of USSR (1955-58), dies at 79
  • 1976 Charles Wilfred Orr, composer, dies at 82
  • 1976 H Allen Smith, TV host (Armchair Detective), dies at 69
  • 1976 Julian Rivero, actor (Via Pony Express), dies at 85
  • 1982 Virginia Bruce, actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71
  • 1983 Herbert Norman Howells, composer, dies at 90
  • 1984 Uwe Johnson, writer, dies at 59
  • 1984 Helmut Schelsky, German sociologist (b. 1912)

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1986 Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician and "Father of Medicare", dies of cancer at 81

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas
  • 1987 Jim Connors, Legendary Radio personality (b. 1940)
  • 1988 Irwan Chanin, US theater builder, dies at 96
  • 1988 Memphis Slim, [John Len Chatman] American blues musician ("Every Day I Have the Blues"), dies at 72
  • 1989 Sparky Adams, American baseball player (b. 1894)
  • 1990 Johnnie Ray, singer (Cry), dies of liver failure at 61

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1990 Malcolm Forbes, CEO (Forbes Publishing), dies of a heart attack at 70

Publisher Malcolm Forbes
Publisher
Malcolm Forbes
  • 1990 Sandro Pertini, president of Italy (1978, 85), dies at 93
  • 1990 Tony Conigliaro, baseball player (Red Sox), dies of pneumonia at 45
  • 1991 George Gobel, Chicago, comedian (George Gobel Show), dies at 71
  • 1991 Jean Rogers, actress (Flash Gordon, Hot Cargo), dies at 74
  • 1991 Marcella Markham, dies of breast cancer at 68
  • 1991 Webb Pierce, US country singer (Bye Bye Love), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1992 Kay Loring, dies after long illness
  • 1993 Bobby Moore, English soccer team capt (World champs 1966), dies
  • 1993 Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (b. 1917)
  • 1994 Dinah Shore, singer (Chevrolet), dies of cancer at 76
  • 1994 Donald Phillips, pianist/composer, dies at 80
  • 1994 Jean Sablon, crooner, dies at 87
  • 1994 Knut Anders Haukfield, SOE Operative, dies at 83
  • 1994 Lores Bonney, aviator, dies at 96
  • 1995 Richard Nicholson, musician, dies at 89
  • 1996 Anna Larina, revolutionary, dies at 82
  • 1996 Gene Mitchell, museum director, dies on 70th birthday
  • 1996 James Runcieman Sutherland, academic, dies at 95
  • 1996 Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist, dies at 71
  • 1997 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, actress/singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69
  • 1998 Henny Youngman, comedian (Take my wife please), dies at 92
  • 1998 Antonio Prohias, Cuban-born cartoonist (b. 1921)
  • 1999 Andre Dubus, American writer (b. 1936)
  • 1999 Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (b. 1916)
  • 2001 Claude E. Shannon, American information theorist (b. 1916)
  • 2002 Arthur Lyman, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player (b. 1932)
  • 2002 Leo Ornstein, Russian-born composer and pianist (b. 1912)