On This Day for 26th February

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 194

  • 747 BC Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy's Nabonassar Era.
  • 364 Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman Emperor.
  • 1266 Battle of Benevento fought in Southern Italy between Manfred of Sicily and army of Charles of Anjou
  • 1534 Pope Paul II affirms George van Egmond as bishop of Utrecht
  • 1590 Mauritius of Nassaus sails to Breda

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1616 Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • 1732 1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, St Joseph's, Philadelphia
  • 1773 Construction authorized for Walnut St jail (Phila) (1st solitary)
  • 1794 Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen burns down.
  • 1797 Bank of England issues first £1-note
  • 1804 Vice-admiral William Bligh (of Bounty fame) ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad

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1815 Napoleon & 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1832 Polish constitution abolished/replaced by Tsar Nicholas I
  • 1834 1st US interstate crime compact (NY-NJ) ratified
  • 1839 1st Grand National: Jem Mason aboard Lottery wins
  • 1848 2nd French Republic proclaimed
  • 1848 Marx & Engels publish "Communist Manifesto"
  • 1851 13th Grand National: T. Abbott aboard Abd-El-Kader IRE wins
  • 1852 British troopship Birkenhead sinks off South Africa-458 die, 193 survive
  • 1859 Paul Morphy's chess match vs Augustus Mongredien begins; Morphy wins
  • 1862 Battle of Woodburn, KY
  • 1863 Lincoln signs National Currency Act
  • 1866 New York Legislature forms NYC Metropolitan Board of Health
  • 1869 15th Amendment guaranteeing right to vote sent to states to ratify

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1869 Franz Schubert's Symphony number 4, "The Tragic", premieres

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert
  • 1870 1st NYC subway line opens (pneumatic powered)
  • 1881 -27] Natal: British troops under Major General Colley occupy Majuba Hill
  • 1881 SS Ceylon begins 1st round-the-world cruise from Liverpool
  • 1884 British & Portuguese treaty signed in Congo by Leopold II
  • 1885 Congress of Berlin; gives Congo to Belgium & Nigeria to Great Britain
  • 1887 George Lohmann took 1st 8-wkt haul in Test Crickets, 8-35 at SCG
  • 1891 1st buffalo purchased for Golden Gate Park
  • 1891 Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" premieres in Oslo
  • 1893 2 Clydesdale horses set record by pulling 48 tons on a sledge, Mich
  • 1893 Einar Halvorsen skates world record 500m (48 sec)
  • 1895 Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio, patents a glass-blowing machine
  • 1901 British general Kitchener confers with Boer general Louis Botha about peace conditions, which break down over the question of amnesty for some Boers
  • 1907 Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
  • 1907 US Congress raised their own salaries to $7,500
  • 1907 Louis Botha Het Volk Party wins a majority in the election in Transvaal, South Africa
  • 1909 Austria and Turkey conclude an agreement in which Turkey recognizes Austria's 1908 annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is to receive compensation

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1910 Gandhi supports the African People's Organisations resolution to declare the day of arrival of the Prince of Wales in South Africa as a day of mourning in protest against the South Africa Acts disenfranchisement of Indians, Coloureds and Africans in the upcoming Union of South Africa

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1912 Coal miners strike in Britain (settle on 1st March)
  • 1914 New York Museum of Science & Industry incorporated
  • 1914 HMHS Britannic, sister to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.
  • 1915 Malancourt, Argonnen 1st (German) flame-thrower
  • 1916 Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930

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1916 Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1916 Russian troops conquer Kermansjah Persia
  • 1917 1st jazz records recorded - "Dixie Jazz Band One Step" and "Livery Stable Blues" by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company

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1917 [NS Mar 11] Russian February Revolution: Tsar Nicolas II orders army to quell civil unrest in Petrograd - army mutinies

  • 1917 1st Annual fair at Utrecht Harbor (Netherlands)
  • 1918 Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse & burn, killing 604
  • 1919 Acadia National Park forms (as Lafayette N P), Maine
  • 1919 Congress forms Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
  • 1921 The USSR signs treaties respecting the integrity of Persia and of Afghanistan
  • 1923 Italian nationalist & fascists merge (blue-shirts & black-shirts)

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1924 Trial against Hitler in Munich begins

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1925 Jihad against Turkish government
  • 1926 Dark Street in the Bronx renamed Lustre Street

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1929 US Pres Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • 1930 "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
  • 1930 1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)
  • 1930 West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
  • 1933 Golden Gate Bridge ground-breaking ceremony held at Crissy Field
  • 1933 Marinus van der Lubbe kept overnight in a police cell

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1935 German Luftwaffe is re-formed under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

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1935 NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1935 RADAR-Radio Detection & Ranging 1st demonstrated (Robert Watson-Watt)
  • 1936 Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"
  • 1936 Military coup in Japan
  • 1937 C Isherwood/WH Auden's "Ascent of F6" premieres in London
  • 1938 1st passenger ship equipped with radar
  • 1938 Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)
  • 1938 US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
  • 1938 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
  • 1940 US Air Defense Command forms at Mitchel Field, LI, NY
  • 1941 2 fighters unable to continued slugfest, referee declares double KO
  • 1941 Cowboys' Amateur Association of America organized (California)
  • 1941 Utrecht & Zaandam strike against raid on Jews
  • 1941 Vichy-France makes religious education in school mandatory
  • 1942 German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb
  • 1942 Radio Orange calls for March 1 day of prayer in Dutch Indies
  • 1942 Werner Heisenberger informs nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen"
  • 1943 German assault moves to Beja North Tunisia
  • 1944 1st female US navy captain, Sue Dauser of nurse corps, appointed
  • 1945 Very heavy bombing on Berlin by 8th US Air Force
  • 1946 2 killed & 10 wounded in race riot in Columbia Tenn

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1947 4th Golden Globes: The Best Years of Our Lives, Gregory Peck, & Rosalind Russell win

  • 1949 USAF plane began 1st nonstop around-the-world flight
  • 1950 Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety" premieres in NYC
  • 1951 Bread rationing in Czechoslovakia
  • 1952 Netherlands-Indonesian Unity conference

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1952 PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1953 Allen W Dulles, promoted from deputy to 5th director of CIA
  • 1953 10th Golden Globes: The Greatest Show on Earth, Gary Cooper, & Shirley Booth win
  • 1954 1st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Mass
  • 1954 Michigan rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph (rock & roll) records
  • 1955 "Peter Pan" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 149 performances
  • 1955 1st aviator to bail out at supersonic speed-GF Smith

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 240

  • 1361 Wenceslas of Bohemia, Holy Roman Catholic German emperor (1378-1400)
  • 1587 Stefano Landi, Italian composer (d. 1639)
  • 1588 Nicolaus Erich, composer
  • 1671 Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philosopher (d. 1713)
  • 1672 Antoine Augustine Calmet, French theologian (d. 1757)
  • 1675 Johann Philipp Treiber, composer
  • 1677 Nicola Fago, composer
  • 1714 James Hervey, English clergyman and writer (d. 1758)
  • 1717 John Randall, composer
  • 1720 Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1803)
  • 1746 Archduchess Marie Amalie of Austria, duchess of Piacenza (d. 1806)
  • 1770 Antoine Reicha, composer
  • 1772 Caspar Furstenau, composer
  • 1799 Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (d. 1864)

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1802 Victor Hugo, France, author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)

Author Victor Hugo
Author
Victor Hugo
  • 1808 Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)
  • 1808 Nathan Kelley, American architect, active mainly in Ohio, (d. 1871)
  • 1814 Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (d. 1876)
  • 1824 Carlos Calvo, Argentine diplomat/people rights scholar (Calvo Clause)
  • 1825 Hans Balatka, composer

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1829 Levi Strauss, German-born clothing designer (d. 1902)

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • 1831 Filippo Marchetti, composer
  • 1832 John George Nicolay, US, author (Abe Lincoln's biographer)
  • 1834 Aleksander Zarzycki, composer
  • 1835 Richard Andree, German geography/etnologist (Andree's Handatlas)
  • 1837 Charles Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice
  • 1838 Wendelin Weissheimer, composer
  • 1841 Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general (Egypt)
  • 1842 Camille Flammarion, Mars researcher & popularizer of astronomy
  • 1845 Aleksander Rozycki, composer
  • 1845 Alexander III, St Petersburg, Russian tsar (1881-94) (3/10 NS)
  • 1846 William F "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Davenport Iowa, killed 4000 buffaloes
  • 1852 John Harvey Kellogg, surgeon, inspired flaked cereal industry
  • 1857 Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion)
  • 1858 Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (d. 1917)
  • 1861 Ferdinand I, 1st tsar of modern Bulgaria (1908-18), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1866 Herbert Henry Dow, pioneer in US chemical industry (Dow Chemical)
  • 1867 Siegfried Passarge, German geographer (Cameroon/So Afr/America)
  • 1868 Leonard Borwick, British(?) pianist
  • 1869 Nadezjda K Krupskaja, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin
  • 1873 Ewoud van Everdingen, Dutch meteorologist
  • 1874 Carl Vogler, composer
  • 1875 Emma Dunn, actress (Dr Monica, Dr Kildare's Strange Case, Hideaway)
  • 1875 Richard Wetz, composer
  • 1876 Agustin P Justo y Rolon, pres Argentina (1931-38)
  • 1876 Pauline Musters, smallest man (1'11.2" (58.9 cm))
  • 1877 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer (socialism)
  • 1877 Russell Alexander, composer
  • 1879 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten
  • 1882 Walter Lucht, German artillery general (WW I/WW II)
  • 1882 Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (d. 1968)
  • 1883 Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetism)
  • 1884 Christina A A [Dina] Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer
  • 1884 Dina Appeldoorn, composer
  • 1884 Hildo Krop, Dutch modernistic sculptor
  • 1885 Lili Green, [Alice Sally Mary], Neth/Eng dancer
  • 1885 Aleksandras Stulginskis, President of Lithuania (d. 1969)
  • 1887 Benegal Narsing Rau, India, pres of UN Security Council (1950)
  • 1887 Grover Cleveland Alexander, HOF baseball pitcher (Phillies, Cubs)
  • 1887 Stefan Grabinski, Polish writer (d. 1936)
  • 1891 Alan Bridge, PA, actor (North of Arizona, Badmen of the Hills)
  • 1893 Ivor A "I A" Richards, English poet/critic (Meaning of Meaning) [NS]
  • 1893 William Frawley, Burlington, Iowa, American actor (I Love Lucy, Bub-My 3 Sons)
  • 1896 Andrei A Zjdanov, Russian politician (against kosmopolitism)
  • 1896 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer
  • 1898 Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer
  • 1899 Max Petitpierre, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1994)
  • 1900 Jean Negulesco, Craiova Romania, director (Johnny Belinda, Jessica)
  • 1902 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
  • 1902 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)
  • 1903 Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1906 Madeleine Carroll, England, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent)
  • 1906 Nikos Ghika, artist
  • 1907 Dub Taylor, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)
  • 1908 Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer (d. 2007)
  • 1908 Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (d. 1949)
  • 1909 Phyllis Fanny Primrose-Pechey Cradock, TV Chef
  • 1909 King Talal of Jordan (d. 1972)
  • 1911 Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia MP chairman
  • 1911 Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (d. 1996)
  • 1913 George G Barker, English poet (Calamiterror, Anno Domini)
  • 1913 Hermann Lenz, writer
  • 1914 Robert Alda, actor (Dan Lewis-Supertrain, By Popular Demand), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Witold Rowicki, composer
  • 1915 Elisabeth Eybers, South Afr/Dutch poetess (That Woman & Other Verses)
  • 1915 Pran Nath Chhuttani, physician/teacher
  • 1916 Mordecai Seter, composer
  • 1916 Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
  • 1917 Robert Taft Jr, (Sen-R-Oh)
  • 1918 Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher (Bkln Dodgers)
  • 1918 Otis R Bowen, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89)
  • 1918 Theodore [Hamilton] Sturgeon, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar)
  • 1919 Beppie Nooij, actress/director (Bluejackets-Rooie Sien)
  • 1919 Luc-Andre Marcel, composer
  • 1919 Mason Adams, actor (Charlie Hume-Lou Grant, Deadliest Season), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 A W [Rie] Kuiper-Mastenbroek, Neth, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1936)
  • 1920 Antony Kearey, TV producer
  • 1920 Tony Randall, [Leonard Rosenberg], actor (Felix-Odd Couple), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1920 Danny Gardella, American baseball player (d. 2005)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1924 Astronomer Edwin Hubble (34) weds Grace Burke in Pasadena, California

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
Edwin Hubble

HeartWedding of Interest

1928 Actress Mary Astor (21) weds director Kenneth Hawks (30) at her family home in Moorcrest

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor

HeartWedding of Interest

1934 Theoretical physicist Edward Teller (25) weds Augusta Maria Harkanyi

Physicist Edward Teller
Physicist
Edward Teller
  • 1984 Pak Awang (84) marries 80th spouse
  • 1994 Actor Dolph Lundgren (34) weds Anette Qviberg in Stockholm

HeartWedding of Interest

2004 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (41) weds marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell (36) in San Francisco, California

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Comedienne
Rosie O'Donnell

HeartWedding of Interest

2009 Supermodel Gisele Bundchen (32) weds NFL New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (35) at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 2011 Musician Cisco Adler (32) weds model Barbara Stoyanoff (30) at Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1979 Actor Max Von Sydow (49) divorces actress Christina Olin after 28 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 120

  • 1076 Godfried III, with the Hump, duke of Neth-Lutherian, murdered
  • 1154 Rogier II Guiscard, King of Sicily (1101-54), dies at 60
  • 1200 Symeon, former Serbian ruler and saint
  • 1266 Manfred, bastard son of Emperor Frederik II/king of Sicily, dies at the Battle of Benevento
  • 1324 Dino Compagni, Italian silk seller/poet/chronicler, dies
  • 1360 Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March, English military leader (b. 1328)
  • 1538 Worp van Thabor, Frisian abbott of Thabor (Chronicon Frisiae), dies
  • 1552 Heinrich Faber, German composer
  • 1561 Jorge de Montemayor, Spanish writer
  • 1577 Erik XIV, King of Sweden (1560-69), dies of lethal arsenic poisoning at 43
  • 1608 John Still, English bishop
  • 1630 William Brade, composer, dies
  • 1686 Godefroi L Comte d'Estrades, French diplomat/marshal, dies at about 78
  • 1723 Thomas d'Urfey, English writer (b. 1653)
  • 1726 Maximilian II M Emanuel, elect of Bavaria/governor of Netherlands, dies
  • 1766 August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, composer, dies at 30
  • 1770 Francois Hanot, composer, dies at 72
  • 1770 Giuseppe Tartini, Italian composer/violinist, dies at 77
  • 1802 Esek Hopkins, American Revolutionary War admiral (b. 1718)
  • 1810 Johann Ernst Rembt, composer, dies at 60

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1813 Robert R. Livingston, US diplomat (Decl of Independence), dies at 66

American Founding Father Robert R. Livingston
American Founding Father
Robert R. Livingston
  • 1815 Prince Josias of Coburg, Austrian general (b. 1737)
  • 1821 Joseph de Maistre, Savoyard diplomat and writer (b. 1753)
  • 1823 John P Kemble, English actor/director (Covent Garden), dies at 66
  • 1827 David Moritz Michael, composer, dies at 75
  • 1857 Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer, dies at 88
  • 1859 Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64
  • 1864 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician (b. 1807)
  • 1870 Wyatt Outlaw, African American leader of Union League in NC, lynched
  • 1871 Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general, dies at 76
  • 1883 Alexandros Koumoundouros, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1817)
  • 1889 Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (b. 1838)
  • 1901 Chi-hsui, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
  • 1901 Hsu Cheng-yu, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
  • 1903 Richard J Gatling, US inventor (Gatling Gun), dies at 84
  • 1906 Manuel Fernandez Caballero, composer, dies at 70
  • 1913 Felix Draeseke, composer, dies at 77
  • 1920 Ludwig Rubiner, writer, dies at 38
  • 1921 Carl Menger, Austrian economist, dies at 81
  • 1926 Frederik Pijper, Dut vicar/church historian (Monasteries), dies at 67
  • 1926 Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, composer, dies at 75
  • 1930 Raffaele Merry del Val, Spanish Cardinal, dies at 64
  • 1931 Otto Wallach, German chemist (Nobel 1910), dies at 83
  • 1933 Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor, dies at 74
  • 1933 Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1853)
  • 1941 Jan Keizer, Zaanse February striker, shot to death
  • 1943 Theodor Eicke, Nazi official (b. 1892)
  • 1947 Ben Webster, actor (Old Curiosity Shop), dies at 82
  • 1947 Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss politician, member of the Federal Council (b. 1868)
  • 1950 Harry Lauder (Maclennan), Scottish comic/singer, dies at about 75
  • 1953 Elisabeth "Ilse" Kuyper, Dutch/US (opera)composer, dies
  • 1954 William R Inge, English theologist/philosopher, dies at 93
  • 1956 Herman Courtens, Belgian baron/painter, dies at 72
  • 1960 Aleksandar Belic, Swedish linguist, dies at 83
  • 1961 Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83
  • 1961 Mohammed V, ibn Yusuf, sultan/King of Morocco, dies at 51
  • 1962 Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, composer, dies at 83
  • 1963 Artturi A Leinonen, Fin journalist/politician (Prophet), dies at 74

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1965 Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, dies from gunshot wounds at 26

Civil Rights Protestor Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Protestor
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • 1966 Minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71
  • 1966 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer (b. 1883)
  • 1967 Harry McNaughton, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 70
  • 1968 Eric Feldary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep), dies of burns at 55
  • 1969 Karl Jaspers, German psychiatrist/philosopher, dies at 86
  • 1969 Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], Israeli Prime Minister (1963-69), dies in office of a heart attack at 73
  • 1970 Ethel Leginska, composer, dies at 83
  • 1971 Edward van der Merwe, cricket keeper (S Afr in 2 Tests in 30's), dies
  • 1971 Fernandel, [Contandin], French actor (Death of Champion), dies at 67
  • 1971 Joseph Berg, composer, dies at 43
  • 1971 Joseph Desire Fernandel, comedian, dies of cancer at 67
  • 1971 Tullio Carminati, actor (Roman Holiday, Moulin Rouge), dies at 76
  • 1972 Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus), dies at 50
  • 1973 Mary Finney, actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68
  • 1977 Bukka White, rocker, dies at 43
  • 1977 Maxime Jacob, composer, dies at 71
  • 1981 FC Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], lawyer/writer (Turkish War), dies at 79

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1981 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), dies at 84

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1981 Munabi, assistant to Uganda president Obote, murdered
  • 1981 Robert Aickman, English writer and conservationist (b. 1914)
  • 1982 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
  • 1989 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player, dies at 78
  • 1990 Cornell Gunther, US musician (Coasters, Poison Ivy), dies at 53
  • 1990 Leslie Ames, cricketer (47 Tests, 2434 runs 8 centuries), dies
  • 1990 Maurine Stuart, Zen teacher (head of Cambridge Buddhist Association), dies
  • 1990 Scott Jarvis, musician (Great Expectationa), dies
  • 1991 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], American Jazz singer/songwriter, dies at 75
  • 1992 Gerrit Schulte, Dutch 6-day cyclist known as the "Crazy Cyclist", dies at 76
  • 1992 Jean R Yawkey, owner (Boston Red Sox), dies of a stroke at 83
  • 1992 S I Hayakawa, (Sen-R-California), dies of a stroke at 85
  • 1993 Constance Ford, US actress (Another World, Burden Hunt), dies at 64
  • 1993 Fletcher Knebel, author (7 Days in May), commits suicide at 81
  • 1993 Mark Kolthoff, Dutch painter/photographer, dies at 92
  • 1994 Avery Fisher, US audio manufacturer (1st hi-fi), dies at 87
  • 1994 Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austrian social philosopher, dies at 84
  • 1994 William Melvin "Bill" Hicks, American stand-up comedian and social critic, dies of pancreatic cancer at 32
  • 1996 Audrey Angers, charity pioneer
  • 1996 Daniel John Chapman Cunningham, physiologist, dies at 76
  • 1997 David Doyle, actor (Charlie's Angels), dies at 67
  • 1997 Giuseppe 'Nuccio' Bertone, car Designer, dies at 82
  • 1998 J T Walsh, actor (Good Morning Vietnam), dies at 54