On This Day for 27th February

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 206

  • 837 15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 1526 Saxony & Hesse form League of Gotha (league of Protestant princes)
  • 1531 Evangelical German monarchy/towns form Schmalkaldische Union
  • 1557 1st Russian Embassy arrives in London
  • 1563 William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral
  • 1594 Henri IV crowned king of France
  • 1626 Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.
  • 1665 Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast: Vice-adm De Ruyter beats English
  • 1667 Abraham Crijnssen conquerors Fort Willoughby (Zeelandia), Suriname
  • 1670 Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I
  • 1678 Earl of Shaftesbury freed from the Tower of London
  • 1696 English/Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Association
  • 1700 Pacific Island of New Britain discovered
  • 1713 French troops bomb Willemstad Curacao
  • 1801 Washington, D.C. placed under Congressional jurisdiction
  • 1803 Great fire in Bombay, India
  • 1813 1st federal vaccination legislation enacted
  • 1813 USnCongress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail

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1814 Ludwig von Beethoven's 8th Symphony in F premieres

  • 1816 Dutch regain Suriname
  • 1827 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
  • 1844 Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day)
  • 1850 12th Grand National: Chris Green aboard Abd-El-Kader wins
  • 1854 Composer Robert Schumann saved from suicide attempt in Rhine
  • 1856 18th Grand National: George Stevens aboard Freetrader wins

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1860 Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1861 Russians shoot at Poles protesting Russian rule of Poland in Castle Square, Warsaw
  • 1861 US Congress authorizes 1st stamped newspaper wrappers for mailing
  • 1864 6th & last day of battle at Dalton, Georgia (about 600 casualties)
  • 1864 Near Andersonville, GA, rebels open a new POW camp "Camp Sumpter"
  • 1865 Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri
  • 1869 John Menard is 1st black to make a speech in the US Congress
  • 1871 Meeting of Alabama claims commission
  • 1872 Charlotte Ray, 1st Black woman lawyer in USA, graduated from Howard University
  • 1873 Dutch socialist Samuel van Wooden demands law against child labor
  • 1874 Baseball 1st played in England at Lord's Cricket Ground
  • 1877 US Electoral College declares R Hayes winner presidential election
  • 1879 Constantine Fahlberg discovers saccharin (artificial sweetener)
  • 1881 Battle at Amajuba, S Afr: Boers vs Brit army under Gen Colley
  • 1883 Oscar Hammerstein patents 1st cigar-rolling machine
  • 1890 D Needham & P Kerrigan box 100 rounds (6 h 39 m), SF; match is draw
  • 1900 Battle at Pietershoogte during the Boer War
  • 1900 Boer General Cronj√© surrenders to British in Pardenberg, South Africa
  • 1900 In London, the Trades Union Congress and the Independent Labour Party (formed in 1893) meet, resulting in a Labour Representative Committee and eventually the modern Labour Party in 1906
  • 1901 NL Rules Committee decrees that all fouls are to count as strikes except after two strikes
  • 1901 A General Committee of National Liberal Federation meets and adopts a resolution deploring the continuation of the war in South Africa and condemning the British Government's insistence on unconditional surrender by the Boers
  • 1906 France & Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides

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1907 Psychiatrists Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud meet for the first time in Vienna

Father of Psychology Sigmund Freud
Father of Psychology
Sigmund Freud
Psychiatrist Carl Jung
Psychiatrist
Carl Jung
  • 1908 Sacrifice fly adopted (repealed in 1931, reinstated 1954)
  • 1908 Star #46 was added to US flag for Oklahoma
  • 1912 Lord Kitchener opens Khartoum-El Obeid (Nyala) railway
  • 1919 1st public performance of Holst's "Planets"
  • 1919 American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)
  • 1921 US Female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard; US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • 1921 The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna
  • 1921 The Fascists incite a riot in Florence, Italy

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1922 US Commerce Sec Herbert Hoover convenes 1st National Radio Conference

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1922 G B Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh I/II" premieres in NYC
  • 1922 US Supreme Court unanimously upheld 19th amendment to the US Constuituent - women's right to vote
  • 1924 Belgium's Theunis government falls

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1925 Hitler resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1925 Test Cricket debut of Clarrie Grimmett, who took 5-45 & 6-37 v England
  • 1927 For 2nd Sunday in a row golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
  • 1929 Turkey signs Litvinov-pact
  • 1930 Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency
  • 1932 Explosion in coal mine Boissevain, Virginia, USA (38 dead)
  • 1933 The Reichstag, German parliament building, destroyed by fire; it was set by the Nazis, who blamed it on Communists
  • 1933 Jean Genet's "Intermezzo" premieres in Paris

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1935 7th Academy Awards - "It Happened One Night", Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert win

  • 1936 Willy den Ouden swims world record 100 m free style (1:04.6)

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1937 Bradman scores 169 in 5th Test Cricket v England in 223 minutes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1938 Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1939 Belgian government of Pierlot falls
  • 1939 Borley Rectory, "the most haunted house in England", destroyed in a fire
  • 1939 France recognizes Franco's regime in Spain
  • 1939 Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes
  • 1940 Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14

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1941 13th Academy Awards - "Rebecca", James Stewart & Ginger Rogers win

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • 1942 1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942 Battle of Java Sea began: 13 US warships sunk-2 Japanese
  • 1942 J S Hey discovers radio emissions from Sun
  • 1943 The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.
  • 1943 The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
  • 1945 Battle of US 94 Infantry
  • 1946 4th "Road" film "Road to Utopia" premieres (NYC)
  • 1947 Paul-Emile Victor French polar expeditions organized
  • 1949 Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st President of Israel

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1950 General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1951 22nd amendment ratified, limiting US Presidents to 2 terms
  • 1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
  • 1956 Female suffrage in Egypt
  • 1957 Mao's famous speech to the Supreme State Conference "On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People" expounding Maoist ideals
  • 1957 Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)
  • 1958 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1959 Chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players

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1959 Boston Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 assists Boston Celtics score 173 points against Minneapolis Lakers

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • 1960 Oil pipe line from Rotterdam to Ruhrgebied opens
  • 1960 US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal
  • 1961 The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
  • 1962 South-Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem's palace bombed, 1st US killed

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 263


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272 Constantine I, Naissus, Roman emperor (306-337) (adopted Christianity)

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
  • 1539 Franciscus Raphelengius, Dutch book publisher
  • 1622 Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter
  • 1649 Johann Philipp Krieger, composer
  • 1691 Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754)
  • 1702 Johann Valentin Gorner, composer
  • 1711 Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (d. 1769)
  • 1745 Silverius Muller, composer
  • 1746 Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer
  • 1759 Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, composer
  • 1779 Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1842)
  • 1784 Elias Annes Borger, Dutch theologist/poet (To the Rhine)
  • 1784 Job Plimpton, composer
  • 1792 Don Joaquin B F Espartero, Spanish adventurer/fieldmarshal
  • 1802 William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck, Lord George Bentinck
  • 1807 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland Maine, poet (Hiawatha)
  • 1822 Eugene Gautier, composer
  • 1823 Ferdinand Van Derveer, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1823 William Buel Franklin, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
  • 1827 Richard W Johnson, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1897)
  • 1831 Hiram Bond Everest, American cofounder of The Vacuum Oil Company (d. 1913)
  • 1832 Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist, (d. 1872)
  • 1835 Charles Cartuyvels, Belgian pulprit orator
  • 1835 Richard Garnett, English author (Ananda the Miracle Worker)
  • 1841 [Eleanor] Agnes Lee, daughter of US general Robert E. Lee
  • 1846 Joaquin Valverde, composer
  • 1847 Ellen Alice Terry, Coventry Engl, actress/director (Imperial Theatre)
  • 1848 Charles Hubert H Parry, England, musicologist/composer (Jerusalem)
  • 1850 Henry Edwards Huntington, US, railroad exec
  • 1861 Rudolph Steiner, Kraljevic Aust, founder (doctrine of anthroposophy)
  • 1862 Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (d. 1937)
  • 1867 Irving Fisher, US economist (compensating dollar)
  • 1867 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer
  • 1869 Alice Hamilton, physician/writer (workmen's compensation laws)
  • 1870 Louis Coerne, composer
  • 1877 Walter Briggs, Sr., American entrepreneur and sports team owner (d. 1952)
  • 1878 Alvan T. Fuller, 50th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • 1879 Jose Sancho Marraco, composer
  • 1881 Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician
  • 1881 Sveinn Bjornsson, 1st president of Iceland (1944-52)/poet (Figur ild)
  • 1886 Hugo L Black, Ala, (Sen-D-Ala)/78th Supreme Court justice (1937-71)
  • 1887 James D Innes, English painter
  • 1888 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier, Fidelio), born in Perleberg Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1888 Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (d. 1974)
  • 1888 Earl Caddock, American professional wrestler (d. 1950)
  • 1890 Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
  • 1891 David Sarnoff, US, radio/TV pioneer/CEO (RCA)
  • 1891 Georges E Migot, French composer
  • 1891 Anne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (d. 2004)
  • 1892 William Demarest, St Paul Minn, actor (Uncle Charlie-My 3 Sons)
  • 1893 Joseph Messner, composer
  • 1893 Ralph Linton, US cultural anthropologist (Tree of Culture)
  • 1894 Robert-Lucien Siohan, composer
  • 1895 Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, Cameraman, Doughboys)
  • 1897 Bernard F Lyot, French astronomer (Lyot filter)
  • 1897 G Paul H Schuitema, graphic designer/photographer (System-O-Color)
  • 1897 Marian Anderson, American contralto (d. 1993)
  • 1898 Allison Danzig, sports writer (Tennis Pictorial History)
  • 1898 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer
  • 1899 Charles Herbert Best, Washington County, Maine, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin)
  • 1899 Ian Keith, actor (Rochefort-3 Musketeers), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1899 Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer
  • 1901 Marino Marini, Italian sculptor/painter
  • 1902 Ethelda Bleibtrey, 100m/300m US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1920)
  • 1902 Gene Sarazen, Harrison NY, PGA golfer (Masters 1935, US Open 1922, 32)

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1902 John Steinbeck, Salinas California, author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962)

  • 1903 Reginald Gardiner, Wimbledon England, actor (Great Dictator)
  • 1903 Grethe Weiser, German actress (d. 1970)
  • 1904 James Thomas Farrell, US, author (Studs Lonigan trilogy)
  • 1904 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor/director (Innocent Heart)
  • 1904 Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)
  • 1904 Andr√© Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • 1904 Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • 1905 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye)
  • 1905 Franchot Tone, Niagara Falls NY, actor (Dr Freeland-Ben Casey)
  • 1906 Alexander Matheson, NZ cricket pace bowler (2 Tests 1930-31)
  • 1906 H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat (South Africa/Tibet)
  • 1907 Gerhard Alexander, [Veldheer], Dutch actor (Prince Willem of Orange)
  • 1907 Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)
  • 1909 Elisabeth Welch, singer (Song of Freedom, Over the Moon)
  • 1910 Joan Bennett, Palasades NJ, actress (Little Women, Disraeli)
  • 1910 Peter De Vries, author (Reuben Reuben, Prick of Noon), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1910 Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)
  • 1910 Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aircraft engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; d. 1990)
  • 1912 Kusumagraj, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • 1913 Frank Allaun, British MP (L)
  • 1913 Irwin Shaw, US, novelist (Rich Man Poor Man)
  • 1913 Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (d. 1989)
  • 1915 Arthur Gilson, Belgian attorney/minister of Defense (1958-..)
  • 1917 John Connally, (Gov-D/R-Texas), shot in Kennedy motorcade
  • 1919 Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, composer
  • 1920 David Vere Bendall, former diplomat
  • 1920 Jose Melis, orchestra leader (Jack Paar Program), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1920 Reg Simpson, cricketer (prolific England opener 1948-55), (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Andras Szollosy, composer
  • 1921 Michael Fox, US, actor (Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful)
  • 1922 Mervyn Jones, author (Nobody's Fault, 5 Hungarian Writers)
  • 1922 Hans Rookmaaker, Dutch professor and art historian (d. 1977)
  • 1923 Dexter Gordon, US, tenor saxophonist/actor (Connection)
  • 1923 Viktor Kalabis, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1951 Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (83) weds award-winning author Shirley Graham (54) in Queens, New York

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • 2004 Singer-actress Solange Knowles (18) weds Texas Southern University football player Daniel Smith at Old Bahama Bay Resort in Grand Bahama Island
  • 2010 "Supernatural" actress Genevieve Cortese (29) weds co-star actor Jared Padaelcki (27) in Sun Valley, Idaho

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 111

  • 1167 Robert of Melun, English philosopher/bishop of Hereford, dies
  • 1656 Johan van Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer/writer/interpreter, dies
  • 1659 Henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (b. 1609)
  • 1699 Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician (b. c. 1625)
  • 1706 John Evelyn, diarist, dies
  • 1720 Samuel Parris, English-born Puritan minister (b. 1653)
  • 1731 Angelo Predieri, composer, dies at 76
  • 1733 Johann Adam Birkenstock, composer, dies at 46
  • 1735 John Arbuthnot, physician/mathematician, dies
  • 1779 Jan Nepveu, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1769-79), dies at 59
  • 1797 Benvenuto Robbio San Rafaele, composer, dies at 61
  • 1805 Stefan Paluselli, composer, dies at 57
  • 1844 Nicholas Biddle, US lawyer/diplomat/statesman/financier, dies at 85
  • 1852 Joseph Drechsler, composer, dies at 69
  • 1862 Gabriele dell' Addolorata, patron of Ital Catholic youth, dies at 23
  • 1881 George Colley, British governor of Natal/general, dies in battle at 46
  • 1887 Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin, Russian composer, dies at 53

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1892 Louis Vuitton, French luggage maker (b. 1821)

Luggage Maker Louis Vuitton
Luggage Maker
Louis Vuitton
  • 1906 Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer and pioneer aviator, dies at 71
  • 1913 Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), dies at 58
  • 1920 Alexandru D Xenopol, Romanian historian, dies at 72
  • 1921 Schofield Haigh, cricketer (Eng all-rounder 11 Tests 1898-1912), dies
  • 1923 Charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer, dies at 67
  • 1929 Manuel Manrique de Lara y Berry, composer, dies at 65
  • 1932 William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher (b. 1843)

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1936 Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist (reflexes, Nobel 1904), dies at 86

Physiologist Ivan Pavlov
Physiologist
Ivan Pavlov
  • 1936 Joshua W. Alexander, U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Woodrow Wilson (b. 1852)
  • 1939 Nadezjda K Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin, dies at 70
  • 1940 Peter Behrens, German architect, dies
  • 1941 William D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (b. 1895)
  • 1942 Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52
  • 1943 Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859)
  • 1945 HJ Lochtman, Dutch chaplain/resistance fighter, dies in Bergen-Belsen
  • 1947 Mackinnon of Mackinnon, cricketer (Tests Eng v Aust 1879), dies at 89
  • 1950 Ivan Goll, writer, dies at 58
  • 1951 Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, dies at 91
  • 1952 Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator 1926, dies at 74
  • 1955 Tom Howard, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 66
  • 1956 Frank Dailey, orchestra leader (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 54
  • 1956 Gunther Ramin, German organist/composer/choir conductor, dies at 57
  • 1958 Harry Cohn, CEO (Columbia Pictures), dies of a heart attack
  • 1960 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer, dies at 58
  • 1961 Platt Adams, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1912), dies
  • 1962 Willie Best, actor (Charlie-My Little Margie), dies at 45
  • 1964 Orry-Kelly, Australian costume designer (b. 1897)
  • 1966 Minerva Urecal, actress (Apache Rose, Ghost Crazy), dies at 81
  • 1968 Johannes Tralow, writer, dies at 85
  • 1968 Ludvik Podest, composer, dies at 46
  • 1968 Frankie Lymon, American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer (The Teenagers), dies at 25 of a heroin overdose
  • 1969 John Boles, actor (Stella Dallas, Curly Top), dies at 73
  • 1969 Marius Barbeau, French Canadian folklorist (b. 1883)
  • 1970 Robert Bruce Lockhart, diplomat/writer, dies
  • 1970 Marie Dionne, one of the French Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934)
  • 1972 Pat Brady, American actor and singer (b. 1914)
  • 1973 Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslav composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1974 Pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show), dies at 59
  • 1975 Neville Cardus, writer/cricketer, dies
  • 1977 Allison Hayes, actress (Attack of 50 Foot Woman), dies at 47
  • 1977 John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905)
  • 1978 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65
  • 1980 George Tobias, actor (Abner Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 78
  • 1981 Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (b. 1920)
  • 1982 Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer, dies at 39
  • 1985 David Huffman, actor (FIST, Jane Doe, Firefox, Onion Field), dies
  • 1985 Henry Cabot Lodge, (Sen-R)/diplomat, dies at 82
  • 1985 Pat J O'Malley, actor (My Favorite Martian, Maude), dies at 83

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1986 Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey goalie, dies of stomach cancer at 57

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante
  • 1987 Joan Greenwood, English actress (Gentle Sex, Bad Sister), dies at 65
  • 1989 Conrad Lorenz, Austria zoologist (Nobel 1973), dies
  • 1989 Joe Silver, actor (Rage, Rapid, Deathtrap, Shivers), dies at 66
  • 1989 Konrad Lorenz, Austria zoologist (Nobel 1973), dies at 85
  • 1989 Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (b. 1897)
  • 1990 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (b. 1903)
  • 1991 H J of Royen, manager Dutch (Concertgebouw Orch), dies at 52
  • 1991 Robert-Jan Akkerman, Dutch diplomat (to Tunis), murdered
  • 1992 Marinus Ruppert, Dutch trade union leader (CNV), dies at 80
  • 1992 S I Hayakawa, (Sen-California, 1977-83), dies at 85
  • 1993 Jose Duval, actor (Juan Valdez), dies at 72
  • 1993 Lillian Gish, US actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 96
  • 1994 Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector, dies at 84
  • 1994 Karl I Pelgrom, Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
  • 1994 Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer, dies at 92
  • 1994 Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austria social philosopher/economist, dies at 84
  • 1995 Bernard Cornfield, financier, dies at 67
  • 1995 Philip Sherrington, opus Dei Priest, dies at 51
  • 1996 Francois Chaumette, actor (They Never Slept, Christine), dies at 72
  • 1996 George Ian Murray, 10th Duke of Atholl, dies at 64
  • 1996 Pat Smythe, show jumper, dies at 67
  • 1996 Sylvia Williams, museum director/curator, dies at 60
  • 1998 J. T. Walsh, American actor (b. 1943)

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2002 Spike Milligan, Irish comedian (b. 1918)

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • 2003 John Lanchbery, English composer (b. 1923)

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2003 Fred Rogers, host of TV's "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" dies at age 74

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • 2004 Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (b. 1910)
  • 2004 Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historians (b. 1928)
  • 2006 Otis Chandler, American newspaper publisher (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Robert Lee Scott, Jr., U.S. General, Flying Tiger, and author (b. 1908)
  • 2006 Linda Smith, British comedian (b. 1958)
  • 2007 Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Bernd von Freytag-Loringhoven, German soldier (b. 1914)