On This Day for 25th February

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 186


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138 The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.

Roman Emperor Hadrian
Roman Emperor
Hadrian
Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius
Roman Emperor
Antoninus Pius
  • 1095 Council of Rockingham: bishop Anselmus vs King William II Rufus
  • 1358 Dalmatie flees Venice
  • 1497 Italians troops reconquer Taranto on France
  • 1502 Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats government machine

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1570 Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England, absolves her subjects from allegiance

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1605 Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen
  • 1623 Duke Maximilian I of Bavaria becomes monarch of Palts
  • 1634 Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills duke Wallenstein
  • 1643 Dutch US colonists kill Algonquin-indians
  • 1667 Abraham Crijnssens fleet reach Fort Willoughby on Suriname River
  • 1746 Cumberlands troops occupy Aberdeen
  • 1751 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent)
  • 1791 1st Bank of US chartered
  • 1793 1st cabinet meeting (At George Washington's home)
  • 1795 French Politician and Educator Joseph Lakanal, defines on behalf of the French Revolution an “educational utopia” aiming to “put an end to inequalities of development that affected a citizen's capacities for judgment."
  • 1797 Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain
  • 1799 1st federal forestry legislation authorizes purchase of timber land
  • 1799 US Congress passes 1st federal quarantine legislation
  • 1803 1,800 sovereign German states unite into 60 states

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1804 Thomas Jefferson nominated for US President at Democratic-Republican caucus

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson

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1830 Victor Hugo's "Hernani" premieres in Paris

Author Victor Hugo
Author
Victor Hugo

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1836 Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt
  • 1836 US Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth.
  • 1837 1st US electric printing press patented by Thomas Davenport
  • 1838 London pedestrian walks 20 miles backward then forward in 8 hours
  • 1839 Seminoles & black allies shipped from Tampa Bay Florida, to West
  • 1847 State University of Iowa is approved
  • 1859 1st use of "insanity plea" to prove innocence
  • 1862 Congress forms US Bureau of Engraving & Printing

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1862 Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by Pres Abraham Lincoln

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1863 Congress creates national banking system, comptroller of currency

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1870 Hiram R. Revels is sworn in as 1st African American member of Congress (Sen-R-MS)

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
  • 1875 Kiowa Indians under Lone Wolf (Guipago) surrender at Ft Sill
  • 1879 Congress passed 1st Timberland Protection Act
  • 1885 US Congress condemns barbed wire around government grounds
  • 1892 James Barrie's "Walker London" premieres in London
  • 1896 Italian government decides to attack governor Baratieri of Eritrea
  • 1901 George Cohan's musical "Governor's Son" premieres in NYC
  • 1901 US Steel Corp organized under J P Morgan
  • 1904 J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish Natl Theater Society
  • 1904 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in 2 games
  • 1905 The Nederlands Verbond van Vakverenigingenwas, a Dutch social-democratic trade union, forms

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1907 George Bernard Shaw's "Philanderer" premieres in London

  • 1907 US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic
  • 1908 1st tunnel under Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens
  • 1910 Dalai Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troops to British India
  • 1911 Victor Herbert's opera "Natoma" premieres in Philadelphia
  • 1912 Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
  • 1913 The 16th Amendment to the US Constitution becomes law, providing the legal basis for the institution of a graduated income tax
  • 1916 German troops conquer Fort Douaumont near Verdun
  • 1919 League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
  • 1919 Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon)
  • 1921 Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
  • 1921 The Living Buddha, Hutuktu, is crowned king of Mongolia as the country declares independence from China
  • 1923 Bread in Berlin rises to 2,000 marks
  • 1924 Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland HS basketball game (163-3)
  • 1925 Glacier Bay National Monument established in Alaska
  • 1925 US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
  • 1925 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
  • 1925 The diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union were established.

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1926 Francisco Franco becomes the youngest general in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1926 Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on government/warlords
  • 1927 Gdanks & Polish accord concerning traffic through Polish corridor
  • 1930 Check photographing device patented
  • 1930 George Headley completes twin tons in Test Cricket v England (114 & 112)

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1932 Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1933 1st genuine US aircraft carrier named, USS Ranger
  • 1933 Major NFL rule changes (hash mark 10 yds in, posts on goal line)
  • 1933 Thomas Yawkey purchases Boston Red Sox
  • 1938 Lord Halifax becomes British Foreign Secretary
  • 1939 1st Anderson bomb shelter in Britain erected in an Islington garden
  • 1940 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)
  • 1941 Boston Bruins set NHL record of 23-game unbeaten streak (15-0-8)
  • 1941 February strike against persecution of Jews, in Amsterdam
  • 1943 Vietminh forms Indo Chinese Democratic Front
  • 1944 US 1st Army completes invasion plan
  • 1945 US aircraft carriers attack Tokyo
  • 1945 World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
  • 1948 Communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier
  • 1949 WAC Corporal rocket achieves height of 400k (record)

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1950 "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1951 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 perf
  • 1951 1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)
  • 1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins Orlando Florida 2 Ball Golf Tournament
  • 1952 6th Winter Olympic games close at Oslo, Norway
  • 1953 "Wonderful Town" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 559 performances
  • 1954 Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier

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1956 Nikita Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference

First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin

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1957 Buddy Holly & Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1957 Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust exempt pro sport
  • 1960 John Cage's "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos" premieres
  • 1960 Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the Attic" premieres in NYC
  • 1961 Niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak
  • 1961 Paul Bikle in glider climbs from 1208 m at release to record 14,10
  • 1962 India Congress Party wins elections
  • 1962 Mike O'Hara completes record 97th marathon

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1962 Robert F. Kennedy visits Netherlands

US Attorney General Robert Francis Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert Francis Kennedy

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1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY Knicks

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1963 Beatles release their 1st single in US "Please Please Me"

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 277

  • 1398 Xuande, Emperor of China (d. 1435)
  • 1591 Friedrich von Spee, German writer (d. 1635)
  • 1635 Walraad, the Elder, Dutch fieldmarshall/earl of Nassau-Usingen
  • 1643 Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95)
  • 1663 Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (d. 1718)
  • 1680 Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer
  • 1682 Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (d. 1771)
  • 1692 Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (d. 1775)
  • 1707 Carlo Goldoni, Italy, lawyer/playwright (Belisario, Love of 3 Oranges)
  • 1714 Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet, British admiral (d. 1782)
  • 1714 René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (d. 1792)
  • 1725 Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)
  • 1727 Armand-Louis Couperin, French composer and organist (Notre Dame)
  • 1731 Simon Stijl, Frisian physician/writer
  • 1732 Robert Hudson, composer
  • 1735 Ernst William Wolf, composer
  • 1752 John Graves Simcoe, first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1806)

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1778 Jose de San Martin, Yapeyú Corrientes, Argentine General, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru from Spanish rule

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • 1788 Mateo Ferrer, composer
  • 1794 Gerrit Schimmelpenninck, Dutch earl of Nijenhuis/Peckedam
  • 1807 George Alfred Trenholm, Secy Treas (Confederacy), (d. 1876)
  • 1808 James Bowen, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • 1809 George Washington Cullom, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1811 Carl Schuberth, composer
  • 1814 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet/painter (3/9 NS) [OS]
  • 1815 Robert Hall Chilton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1832 Theodorus J I Arnold, bibliographer (Bibliotheca Belgian)
  • 1833 Clement Anselm Evans, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1911)
  • 1833 Julie Verstraete-Lacquet, Flemish actress
  • 1840 Alexis Hollander, composer
  • 1840 Otto Liebmann, German philosopher (Climax of Theories)

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1841 Pierre Auguste Renoir, Limoges France, Impressionist painter/sculptor

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • 1842 Karl May, German writer (Old Shatterhand/Winnetou)
  • 1847 John Watson, Canada, philosopher (Objective Idealism)
  • 1855 George Bonnor, cricketer (big-hitting Aussie batter 1880-1888)
  • 1855 Cesário Verde, Portuguese poet (d. 1886)
  • 1856 Charles Lang Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1876]
  • 1860 Menso Kamerlingh Onnes, painter/water colors painter
  • 1860 William James Ashley, English economic-historian
  • 1866 Benedetto Croce, Italy, humanist/historian/editor/philosopher
  • 1868 Anthony J Block, Dutch lawyer (strafproces)
  • 1871 Oliver Samuel Campbell, tennis champ (US Open-1890)
  • 1873 Enrico Caruso, Naples Italy, operatic tenor (Faust)
  • 1876 Charles Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1856]
  • 1877 Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (d. 1935)
  • 1879 Otakar Ostrcil, composer
  • 1881 William Foster, Mass, Communist Pres candidate (1924,28,32)
  • 1882 Jozef Goossenaerts, Flemish philologist (Language boundary)
  • 1883 Princess Alice of Albany, Countess of Athlone (d. 1981)
  • 1885 Sylvia Brett, Lady Brooke and Ranee of Sarawak, born in London, England (d. 1971)
  • 1887 Leonard Carey, England, actor (Laughter)
  • 1888 John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59)
  • 1889 Homer S. Ferguson, United States Senator (d. 1982)
  • 1890 Myra Hess, concert pianist, born in London, England
  • 1894 Ernst Friedrich, Breslau Germany, pacifist (War Against War!)
  • 1894 Howard Wendell, Poland, actor (4 Skulls of Jonathan Drake)
  • 1894 Meher Baba, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1969)
  • 1895 DeBenneville "Bert" Bell, PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles)
  • 1895 Henri Martelli, composer
  • 1896 John Little McClellan, Sheridan Arkansas, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Ark)
  • 1898 William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)
  • 1899 Leo J Weisgerber, German linguist
  • 1900 Jed Harris, producer/director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball)
  • 1901 Federico Ghisi, composer
  • 1901 [Herbert] Zeppo Marx, comedian/actor (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1902 Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)
  • 1902 Oscar Cullmann, Swiss theologist (Das Petrusproblem)
  • 1903 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • 1904 Adelle Davis, author (Lets Stay Healthy)/nutritionist (died of cancer)
  • 1906 Boris Papandopulo, composer
  • 1906 Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter
  • 1906 Howard Zahniser, Father of Wilderness Act
  • 1906 Warren Hymer, actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907 Mary Coyle Chase, playwright (Harvey-Pulitzer Prize)
  • 1907 Shimen Rushkin, Poland, actor (Beau Brummel, Having a Wonderful Time)
  • 1908 Frank G Slaughter, author (Sangaree)
  • 1909 Edgar Pangborn, US, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy)
  • 1909 John Evan "Jasper" Weston Mather, writer
  • 1909 Geoffrey Dummer, electronics engineer, first to build integrated circuit / microchip, born in Hull England (d. 2002)
  • 1910 Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912 Richard Wattis, England, actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl)
  • 1912 Brenda Joyce, American actress
  • 1913 Gert Froebe, Saxony Germany, actor (Goldfinger)
  • 1913 Jim Backus, Cleve, actor (Mr Magoo, Thurston Howell III-Gilligan Is)
  • 1914 John Arlott, cricketer (the doyen of cricket commentators & writers)
  • 1916 Ian Wallace, British CEO
  • 1916 Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
  • 1916 Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
  • 1917 Alex Gordon, architect

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1917 [John] Anthony Burgess [Wilson], essayist/novelist (A Clockwork Orange), born in Harpurhey, Lancashire (d. 1993)

Novelist Anthony Burgess
Novelist
Anthony Burgess
  • 1917 Asta E R Elstak, Suriname/Dutch social worker
  • 1918 Henry Norwood Ewell, Harrisburg Pa, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1918 Barney Ewell, American athlete (d. 1996)
  • 1918 Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist (d. 1994)

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1918 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1919 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian
  • 1919 Monty Irvin, baseball hall of famer (NY Giants)
  • 1919 Karl H. Pribram, Austrian neuroscientist
  • 1920 Antony Duff, diplomat
  • 1920 Hayes Gordon, actor (Sky Pirates, Dark Room), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Weddings

  • 1828 6th US President John Quincy Adam's son John marries in the White House

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1921 Actor Jack Haley (22) weds Florence McFadden

Actor Jack Haley
Actor
Jack Haley
  • 2011 Actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer (57) weds Kayte Walsh (29) at the Longacre Theater in Manhattan, New York

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 113

  • 779 Walburgis, Anglo-Saxon abbess/saint (Walpurgis Night), dies
  • 1246 Dafydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd
  • 1247 Hendrik IV, duke of Limburg/earl of Bergen (1226-47), dies
  • 1495 Djem Sultan, son of Turkish sultan Mehmed II, dies at 35
  • 1522 William Lilye, English classical scholar
  • 1536 Berthold Haller, German-born reformer (b. 1492)
  • 1553 Hirate Masahide, Japanese diplomat and tutor of Oda Nobunaga (suicide) (b. 1492)
  • 1558 Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (b. 1498)
  • 1601 Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, executed for treason against Elizabeth I
  • 1602 Everard van Reyd, Dutch historian, dies at about 51
  • 1634 Albrecht WE baron von Wallenstein, German duke, murdered at 50
  • 1634 Van Friedland/Mecklenburg, general-admiral, dies at 50
  • 1643 Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, dies at 60
  • 1655 Daniel Heinsius, Flemish scholar (b. 1580)
  • 1682 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violist/composer, murdered at 37
  • 1713 Frederik I, King of Prussia (1701-13), dies at 55
  • 1715 Pu Songling, Chinese writer (b. 1640)
  • 1719 Giovanni Maria Casini, composer, dies at 66

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1723 Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/architect, dies at 90

Architect Christopher Wren
Architect
Christopher Wren
  • 1756 Eliza Haywood, English actress and writer (b. 1693)
  • 1798 Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (b. 1716)
  • 1805 Thomas Pownall, British colonial statesman (b. 1722)
  • 1826 Piotr A von der Pahlen, military governor of St Petersburg, dies at 60
  • 1850 Daoguang, Emperor of China (b. 1782)
  • 1851 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer, dies at 53
  • 1852 Thomas Moore, Irish poet and musician, dies at 72
  • 1860 Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman, educator, and lexicographer (b. 1790)
  • 1865 Otto Ludwig, German writer (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), dies at 47
  • 1894 James Morrison Steele Mackaye, US actor/author/director, dies at 51
  • 1899 Paul Julius von Reuter, founder of the news agency (Reuters), dies
  • 1901 Jose Rogel, composer, dies at 71
  • 1902 Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, composer, dies at 77
  • 1906 Anton Stepanovich Arensky, Russian composer/conductor c t, dies at 44
  • 1912 Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (b. 1852)
  • 1914 John Tenniel, British illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 93
  • 1915 George Mimot, physician (Nobel-1934), dies
  • 1919 Josef Christiaens, Belgian racing driver (b. 1879)
  • 1920 Aloys, Liechtenstein nobleman/politician, dies at 73
  • 1922 Henri-Desire Landru, French sex murderer, guillotined at 52
  • 1925 Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, composer, dies at 81
  • 1934 Daniel Protheroe, composer, dies at 67
  • 1934 John J McGraw, manager (NY Giants), dies at 60
  • 1942 Leo Ascher, composer, dies at 61
  • 1945 Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer and photographer (b. 1893)
  • 1947 Friedrich Paschen, German physicist, dies at 82
  • 1950 George Minot, American physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1885)
  • 1953 Jesus Garcia Leoz, composer, dies at 49
  • 1955 Marij Kogoj, composer, dies at 59
  • 1957 Kurt von Wolfurt, composer, dies at 76
  • 1957 Mark Aldanov, [Mark A Landau], Russian/French chemist, dies at 70

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1957 Bugs Moran, American gangster, dies of lung cancer in prison at 65

Gangster Bugs Moran
Gangster
Bugs Moran
  • 1960 Everhardus J van Romondt, Dutch Antillean minister, dies at 51
  • 1962 Wilhelm Pessler, German sociologist, dies at 81
  • 1964 Alexander Archipenko, sculptor, dies
  • 1964 Grace Metalious, American writer (b. 1924)
  • 1966 James D. Norris, American sports businessman (b. 1906)
  • 1967 John Griggs, actor (Joey Bishop Show), dies at 57
  • 1968 Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47), dies at 96
  • 1969 Jan Zajic, Czech student, self incinerates
  • 1970 Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist (Green on Blue), dies at 66
  • 1971 Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1884)
  • 1975 Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, dies in Chicago at 77
  • 1978 Daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58
  • 1982 J K Irani, cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), dies
  • 1983 John Cowles Sr, US publisher, dies at 84

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1983 Tennessee Williams, US playwright and writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 1987 James Coco, actor (Joe-Dumplings), dies at 58
  • 1988 Amapola Del Vando, actress (Cowboy), dies at 78
  • 1990 Deborra Hampton, actress (Crossroads, 2 of a Kind), dies at 30
  • 1992 Guy Deghy, actor (Matter of Who, 1 Eyed Soldiers), dies at 79
  • 1992 John E Allen Jr, actor (1 2 3), dies
  • 1992 Ollie O'Toole, dies after long illness at 79
  • 1993 Eddie Constantine, actor (Alphaville, License to Kill), dies at 75
  • 1993 Jan D Boeke, Dutch organist/conductor, dies
  • 1993 Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch PM (social dem, 1965-69), dies
  • 1993 Toy Caldwell, country musician (Marshall Tucker Band), dies at 45
  • 1993 Mary Walter, Filipino actress (b. 1912)
  • 1994 Baruch Goldstein, physician/murderer (53 in mosque), lynched at 42
  • 1994 Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (170 wickets for S Afr in 37 Tests), dies

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1994 Jersey Joe Walcott, boxer, dies at 80

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • 1994 Wladyslaw Sila Lawyer Adviser to Solidarity-Nowicki, dies at 80
  • 1994 Yann Piat, French MP (FN/PR), murdered at 44
  • 1995 Jack Clayton, British director (Great Gatsby), dies at 73
  • 1995 Oh Jin Woo, Korean minister of defense, dies
  • 1995 Terence Weil, cellist/teacher, dies at 73
  • 1996 Haing S Ngor, doctor/actor (Killing Fields), dies at 45
  • 1996 Marion Farouk Political scientist-Sluglett, dies at 59
  • 1996 Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist, dies at 94
  • 1997 Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, writer/critic, dies at 71
  • 1997 Tony Williams, jazz drummer (Miles Davis), dies at 51
  • 1998 Luigi Veronesi, Italian abstract artist (Campo Grafico), dies at 90
  • 1998 Umberto Mastroianni, Italian sculptor, dies at 87
  • 1998 Celestine Tate Harrington, a quadriplegic street musician and writer.
  • 1999 Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)

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2001 Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer, dies at 92

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 2003 Tom O'Higgins, Irish Chief Justice (b. 1916)
  • 2003 Alberto Sordi, Italian actor (b. 1920)
  • 2004 Donald Hings, Canadian inventor (b. 1907)
  • 2005 Peter Benenson, English founder of Amnesty International (b. 1921)
  • 2006 Darren McGavin, American actor (b. 1922)