On This Day for 3rd February

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 183

  • 1377 Mass execution of population (between 2,500 and 5,000) of Cesena, Italy, by Breton troops of Giovanni Acuto under the command of Robert, Cardinal of Geneva, acting as the legate of Pope Gregory XI
  • 1451 Sultan Mehmed II (the Conqueror) inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.

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1488 Bartolomeu Dias discovers Mosselbaai (Angra dos Vaqueros)

Portuguese Explorer Bartolomeu Dias
Portuguese Explorer
Bartolomeu Dias
  • 1509 The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.
  • 1576 Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) escapes from Paris
  • 1591 German monarchy forms Protestant Union of Torgau
  • 1653 Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile
  • 1660 General Monck's army reaches London
  • 1690 1st paper money in America issued (colony of Mass)
  • 1740 Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily
  • 1743 Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants
  • 1752 Dutch States-General forbids export of windmills
  • 1781 Dutch West Indies island of St Eustatia taken by British
  • 1783 Spain recognizes US independence
  • 1807 A British military force, under Brig-Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay.
  • 1809 Territory of Illinois organizes (including present-day Wisconsin)
  • 1815 World's first commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland
  • 1825 Dutch North Sea coast floods
  • 1830 The sovereignty of Greece was confirmed in a London Protocol.
  • 1834 Wake Forest University is established.
  • 1836 Whig Party holds its 1st national convention (Albany NY)
  • 1844 Hector Berlioz' "Carnaval Romain" premieres in Paris
  • 1855 Wisconsin Supreme Coutt declares US Fugitive Slave Law unconstitutional
  • 1860 Thomas Clemson takes office as 1st US superintendent of agriculture
  • 1864 Sherman's march through Mississippi
  • 1865 Hampton Roads Peace Conference, Lincoln & Stephens reach an impasse
  • 1867 Prince Mutsuhito, 14, becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan (1867-1912)
  • 1869 Booth Theater at 23rd & 6th opens in NYC (Romeo & Juliet)
  • 1870 US state of Iowa ratifies the 15th Amendment of the United States Constitution allowing suffrage for all races & colour
  • 1876 Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods co, manufacturing 1st official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, & football
  • 1882 Circus owner PT Barnum buys his world famous elephant Jumbo
  • 1887 To avoid disputed national elections, the US Congress creates Electoral Count Act
  • 1892 Russia closes down the Volozhin Yeshiva, a Lithuanian talmudical college
  • 1894 1st US steel sailing vessel, Dirigo, launched at Bath, Maine
  • 1895 Wilhelm Mauseth skates world record 500 m (46.8 secs)
  • 1900 Rival forces fight for control of the Union Park ball grounds in Balt
  • 1900 Gubernatorial candidate William Goebel is assassinated in Frankfort, Kentucky.
  • 1901 Dutch troops under Gen Van Heutsz conquer Batu Ilië on Sumatra
  • 1903 Frederick Lugard occupies Kano West Africa
  • 1908 Supreme Court rules a union boycott violates Sherman Antitrust Act
  • 1908 Foundation of Panathinaikos in Athens, Greece.
  • 1913 16th Amendment to the US Constitution, federal income tax, ratified
  • 1913 Golden/Cawthorne's musical "Sunshine Girl" premieres in NYC
  • 1915 Turkish & German army reach Suez Canal
  • 1916 Canada's original Parliament buildings in Ottawa burn down
  • 1916 Tristan Tzara publishes the Dada manifesto in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1917 US liner Housatonic is sunk by German submarine, on the same day that US President Wilson breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany
  • 1918 Twin Peaks Tunnel longest (11,920 feet) streetcar tunnel begins service
  • 1919 Herbert/Blossom's musical "Velvet Lady" premieres in NYC
  • 1919 League of Nations first meeting (Paris)
  • 1919 Socialist conference convenes (Berne, Switzerland)
  • 1919 The Bolshevik army is defeated in a series of clashes with the White Russians, who are fighting to reclaims the government after the 1917 revolution
  • 1923 The Alpha Zeta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia founded at Pennsylvania State University.
  • 1924 Alexei Ryko elected as Pres of People's commission (succeeds Lenin)
  • 1927 Uprising against regime of general Carmona in Portugal

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1928 Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black reports his findings on the ancient human fossils found at Zhoukoudian, China in the journal Nature and declares them to be a new species he names 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Paleoanthropologist
Davidson Black
  • 1929 Revolutionary Socialist Party forms in Amsterdam

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1930 William Howard Taft resigns as US chief justice for health reasons

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • 1930 The Communist Party of Vietnam is established.

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1931 Arkansas legislature passes motion to pray for soul of H L Mencken after he calls state "apex of moronia"

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken
  • 1931 The Hawke's Bay earthquake, New Zealand's worst natural disaster, kills 258
  • 1933 1st interstate legislative conference in US opens, Washington, D.C.

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1933 German Minister Hermann Goering bans social-democratic newspaper Vorwarts

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1933 Marinus van der Lubbe departs to Berlin

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1937 Don Bradman scores 212 (in 441 minutes!) in 5th cricket test v England

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1938 Paul Osborn's "On Borrowed Time" premieres in NYC
  • 1941 US Supreme Court upheld Federal Wage & Hour law, sets minimum wages & maximum hours
  • 1942 1st Japanese air raid on Java
  • 1942 Baseball owners agree to permit each club up to 14 night games in 1942
  • 1943 4 chaplains drown after giving up their life jackets to others
  • 1944 World War II: United States troops capture the Marshall Islands.
  • 1945 Almost 1,000 Flying Fortresses drop 3,000 tons of bombs on Berlin
  • 1945 Walt Disney's "3 Caballeros" released
  • 1947 -81°F (-63°C), Snag Yukon (North American record)
  • 1947 1st black reporter in US Congressional press gallery (Percival Prattis)
  • 1947 Bradman bowled by Alec Bedser for a duck in 4th Test Cricket
  • 1948 Dick Button becomes 1st world figure skating champion from US
  • 1950 Nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs arrested on spying charges
  • 1951 "Victor Borge Show" debuts on NBC TV
  • 1951 Dick Button wins US skating title for 6th time
  • 1951 Largest purse to date in horse racing, $144,323, won by Great Circle

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1951 Tennessee Williams' "Rose Tattoo" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 1953 J Fred Muggs, a chimp, becomes a regular on NBC's Today Show
  • 1954 Jeen van den Berg wins Dutch Eleven Cities Skating race (7:32)
  • 1956 Autherine Lucy admitted to University of Alabama, suspended 2/7 after a riot
  • 1956 Toni Sailor becomes 1st Olympic skier to sweep 3 alpine events
  • 1957 Patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open
  • 1958 Royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart & peaks at #3
  • 1959 American Airlines Electra crashes in NY's East River, killing 65

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1959 "The Day the Music Died" plane crash kills musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J. P. Richardson and pilot near Clear Lake Iowa.

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1960 UK prime minister Harold Macmillan makes his famous "wind of change" speech in Africa, against the apartheid regime, angering South African politicians

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1960 "La Dolce Vita" directed by Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg has its film premiere in Italy

Actress Anita Ekberg
Actress
Anita Ekberg
Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 1961 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm))
  • 1962 John Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm
  • 1962 US President John Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food & drugs

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1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1964 "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold
  • 1964 Black & Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools
  • 1965 105 USAF cadets resigned for cheating in exams
  • 1965 Geraldine McCullough wins Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 257

  • 1338 Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378)
  • 1368 Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422)
  • 1525 Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer
  • 1648 Louis Bouteiller, composer
  • 1655 Francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized
  • 1677 Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723)
  • 1690 Richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755)
  • 1721 Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773)
  • 1736 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austria organist/composer
  • 1740 Guillaume Lasceux, composer
  • 1747 Samuel Osgood, American patriot (d. 1813)
  • 1755 Florido Tomeoni, composer
  • 1763 Caroline von Wolzogen, [von Lengefeld], German author
  • 1784 John Fane graaf van Westmorland, English (opera)composer/diplomat
  • 1795 Antonio José de Sucre, South American independence leader (d. 1830)
  • 1805 Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier Prussia
  • 1807 Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • 1809 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Hamburg Germ, composer (Great Scherzos)
  • 1811 Horace Greeley, editor ("Go west, young man")
  • 1817 Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent, composer
  • 1817 Samuel Ryan Curtis, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1866)
  • 1817 Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist (d. 1881)
  • 1820 Elisha Kent Kane, US Arctic explorer (Kane Basin off NW Greenland)

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1821 Elizabeth Blackwell, Bristol England, 1st woman physician

  • 1823 Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station)
  • 1824 George Thomas "Tige" Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1824 Nathan George "Shanks" Evans, Brig Gen (Confederacy), (d. 1868)
  • 1824 Ranald MacDonald, Canadian-born Scottish educator and interpreter (d. 1894)
  • 1826 Walter Bagehot, England, economist/sociologist
  • 1830 Robert Cecil, Marquess of Salisbury (C), British PM (1885-1902)
  • 1831 Cyrus Ballou Comstock, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1910)
  • 1833 Thomas T H Jorissen, Dutch historian
  • 1842 Sidney Clopton Lanier, US, composer/poet (Hall of Fame)
  • 1845 Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Sedan)
  • 1851 Johannes B van Heutsz, lt-gen/gov-gen Dutch East Indies
  • 1851 Lord Harris, cricketer (4 Tests for England MCC big-wig)
  • 1857 Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Copenhagen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist who provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory
  • 1859 Hugo Junkers, German aircraft designer (d. 1935)
  • 1865 Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Will Power)
  • 1868 Damaso Ledesma, composer
  • 1870 Ada Negri, Italian poet/author (Il Libro di Mara)
  • 1872 Lou Criger, American baseball player (d. 1934)
  • 1873 Ernest B Allo, French theologist
  • 1874 Franklyn Dyall, actor (Easy Virtue), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1874 Gertrude Stein, Penn, author (Autobiography of Alice B Toklas)
  • 1876 William Tedmarsh, silent movie actor (d. 1937)
  • 1878 Joseph Gordon Coates, PM of New Zealand (1925-28)
  • 1879 Charles Follis, 1st African American NFLer (Shelby, Ohio)
  • 1880 Arnoldus JH Aerts, bishop of Neth-Guinea (1920-42)
  • 1882 Trijntje Jansma-Boskma; oldest person in the Netherlands
  • 1883 Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter
  • 1883 Clarence Mulford, Ill, western writer (Hopalong Cassidy)
  • 1886 Erwin Kroll, composer
  • 1887 Carlo Jachino, composer
  • 1887 Georg Trakl, Austrian poet (Autumn of the Lonely)
  • 1887 Silvio d'Amico, Italian theater critic (Tramonto del grande attore)
  • 1887 Juan Negrín, Spanish Prime Minister (d. 1956)
  • 1888 Joris Baers, Flemish bibliography/founder (Boekengids)
  • 1889 Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director (Passion of Jeanne d'arc)
  • 1889 Risto Ryti, Finnish premier/president
  • 1890 Charles [Andy] Correll, Peoria Ill, actor (Calvin & Colonel)
  • 1891 Jan Donner, Dutch minister of Justice (1926-33)
  • 1891 Peter H "Paul" Huf, actor/director (Great Neth Stage)
  • 1893 Gaston Julia, French mathematician (d. 1978)
  • 1894 Norman Rockwell, US, artist/illustrator (Sat Evening Post covers)
  • 1895 Izak Buys, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1922, 0 & 4*, 0-52)
  • 1895 Nick Kenny, Astoria columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1895 Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, politician (APRA-Peru) [or Feb 22]
  • 1896 Johannes Urzidil, writer
  • 1898 Alvar Aalto, Finland, architect (Finlandia House)
  • 1898 Paul Urysohn, Russian mathematician
  • 1899 Doris Speed, actress (Annie-Coronation Street)
  • 1899 Forrest "Red" DeBernardi, basketball hall of famer (elected 1961)
  • 1899 João Café Filho, Brazilian president (d. 1970)
  • 1899 Lao She, Chinese writer (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Mabel Mercer, English cabaret vocalist (Fly Me to the Moon)
  • 1903 Priaulx Rainier, composer
  • 1903 Walter Linck, Swiss sculptor
  • 1904 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, gangster and FBI Most Wanted criminal
  • 1904 Luigi Dallapiccola, Pisino Istria, Italian composer
  • 1904 Roger Makins, diplomat
  • 1905 Arne Beurling, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Ludvig Nielsen, composer
  • 1907 James A. Michner, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii)
  • 1908 Oddbjorn Hagen, Norway, cross country jumper (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1909 M Vasalis [Margaretha Droogleever Fortuyn-Leenmans], poet (Phoenix)
  • 1909 Simone Weil, Paris, social philosopher/Resistance fighter (WW II)
  • 1910 Blas Galindo Dimas, San Gabriel Mexico, composer (A la Patria)
  • 1910 Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1911 Jehan [Ariste] Alain, French organist/composer
  • 1911 Jesse Thomas, blues singer
  • 1911 Robert Earl Jones, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1912 Jacques Soustelle, French minister of information
  • 1913 Richard Seaman, British racing driver (d. 1939)
  • 1914 Cornelis "Kees" Andrea, Dutch painter/graphic artist/carpet designer
  • 1914 Felix Kelly, artist
  • 1915 Jann Willem Holsbergen, author (Zakenmensen Fair as Gold)
  • 1915 Richard Bales, composer
  • 1916 Vivien Signy, nurse
  • 1918 Joey Bishop, [Gottlieb], talk show host (Joey Bishop Show), born in The Bronx, New York

Famous Weddings

  • 1112 Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
  • 1547 Russian Tsar Ivan IV (17) marries Anastasia Romanova

HeartWedding of Interest

1910 Author James Weldon Johnson (38) weds civil rights activist Grace Nail Johnson (24) at her family's home

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

1994 Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme (32) weds Darcy Lapier (28) in Bangkok

  • 2006 "The Science Guy" Bill Nye (50) weds author/oboist Blair Tindall at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles
  • 2006 Academy Award-winning actress Glenn Close (58) weds David Evans Shaw in Maine
  • 2007 Winner of "Strictly Come Dancing and "Eastenders" actress Jill Halfpenny (31) weds actor Craig Conway (32) at St. Andrew's Church in Newcastle
  • 2007 Jackass prankster Bam Margera (27) weds Missy Rothstein (26) in downtown Philadelphia

HeartWedding of Interest

2015 Golden Globe Award actor Johnny Depp (51) weds model Amber Heard (28) at their home in Los Angeles


Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1999 Actress Angelina Jolie (23) divorces actor Jonny Lee Miller (26) after 3 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 120

  • 474 Leo I, Byzantine Emperor (457-74), dies
  • 619 Laurence of Canterbury, 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 699 Saint Werburgh
  • 865 Ansgar/Anscharius/Oskar, German 1st (arch)bishop of Hamburg/saint, dies
  • 1014 Sweyn Forkbeard, Viking king of Denmark, Norway and England (1013-14), dies
  • 1014 King Sweyn I of Denmark
  • 1116 King Coloman of Hungary (b. 1070)
  • 1399 John of Ghent, duke of Lancaster/king of Castile & Leon, dies at 58
  • 1428 Ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (b. 1386)
  • 1451 Murad II, sultan of Turkey (1421-51), dies
  • 1468 Johann Gensfleisch Gutenberg, printer, dies
  • 1536 Garcia de Resende, Port writer/publisher (Cancioneiro Geral), dies
  • 1558 Alfonsus de Castro, Spanish theologist (council of Trente), dies
  • 1566 George Cassander, Flemish theologian (b. 1513)
  • 1602 Paul Melissus, [Paul Schede], German poet/composer, dies at 62
  • 1619 Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator (b. 1564)
  • 1679 Jan Havicksz Steen, Dutch painter (St Nicolas Feast), dies at 53
  • 1697 Sjoucke Gabbes, Frisian sailor, dies/buried on Dirk-Hartog Island
  • 1715 Gottfried Vopelius, composer, dies at 70
  • 1737 Tommaso Ceva, Italian Mathematician (b. 1648)
  • 1748 Henri Madin, composer, dies at 49
  • 1803 Pedro R de Campomanes, Spanish economist/lawyer/literary, dies at 79
  • 1814 Johann Antonin Kozeluch, composer, dies at 75
  • 1832 George Crabbe, English vicar/poet (Borough), dies at 77
  • 1846 Joseph Weigl, Austria composer/conductor (Waisenhaus), dies at 79
  • 1862 Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer, dies at 87
  • 1866 François-Xavier Garneau, French Canadian poet and historian (b. 1809)
  • 1874 Lunalilo, Hawaiian monarch (b. 1835)
  • 1875 Everhardus J Potgieter, writer (Liedekens van Bontekoe), dies at 66
  • 1876 Gino Capponi, Italian marquis/literary/premier of Toscane, dies at 83
  • 1882 Guglielmo Quarenghi, composer, dies at 55
  • 1889 Belle Starr, US female gangster, murdered at 40
  • 1890 Christophorus H D Buys Ballot, Dutch meteorologist, dies at 72
  • 1900 Ottokar Eugen Novacek, composer, dies at 33
  • 1902 Isaac Fransen van der Putten, Dutch PM (1866), dies
  • 1903 Frederick E Kitziger, composer, dies at 59
  • 1909 Johann Georg Herzog, composer, dies at 86
  • 1921 Max Wilhelm Zach, composer, dies at 56
  • 1922 Christiaan R de Wet, South African Boer general, dies at 67
  • 1922 John Butler Yeats, Northern Irish artist (b. 1839)

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1924 Woodrow Wilson, 28th US president (1913-21), dies at his home in Washington at 67

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1929 Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist (b. 1878)
  • 1931 Hans Schardt, Swiss geologist, dies at 72
  • 1935 Hugo Junkers, German engineer (b. 1859)
  • 1936 Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg, consort of William of Wied, Prince of Albania (b.1885)
  • 1937 Marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (b. 1887)
  • 1943 Alexander Goode, rabbi who surrended his life jacket, drowns
  • 1945 Jose Rolon, composer, dies at 61
  • 1945 Roland Freisler, German Nazi judge (July 20th plotter case), dies
  • 1947 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director, dies at 74
  • 1947 Marc A "Pete" Mitscher, US lt-adm (WW II-Task Force 58), dies at 60
  • 1950 Karl Seitz, president of Austria, dies at 80
  • 1956 Émile Borel, French mathematician (b. 1871)
  • 1956 Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (b. 1916)
  • 1958 Henry Kuttner, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were), dies at 42
  • 1958 Johannes F Buziau, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 81
  • 1959 Big Bopper, rocker, dies in plane crash at 28

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1959 Buddy Holly, rock and roll musician (That'll be the Day), dies in a plane crash at 22

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1959 Richie Valens, rock vocalist (Donna), killed in plane crash at 17
  • 1960 Johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar, dies at 80
  • 1960 Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (b. 1921)
  • 1961 Anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54
  • 1961 Viscount Dunrossil, Gov-Gen of Australia (1959-61), dies at 67
  • 1962 Werner Bock, writer, dies
  • 1964 Sir Albert Richardson, English architect (b. 1880)
  • 1966 June Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65
  • 1967 Joe Meek, rocker (Tornados)/producer (Telstar), commits suicide
  • 1967 Winifred Kingston, silent screen actress (David Garrick), dies at 72
  • 1969 Eduardo C Mondlane, president of Mozambique, murdered
  • 1971 Jay C Flippen, actor (Ensign O'Toole), dies at 72
  • 1972 John Litel, actor (Big Boss, Crime Doctor, My Buddy), dies at 79
  • 1973 Edward Lockspeiser, composer, dies at 67
  • 1975 John Secondari, newscaster (Open Hearing), dies at 55
  • 1975 Robert Evett, composer, dies at 52
  • 1975 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (b. 1873)
  • 1975 Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer (b. 1904)
  • 1976 Neville Lindsay, cricketer (S Afr batsman in Test v Aust 1921), dies
  • 1977 Pauline Starke, actress (Dante's Inferno, Viking, Sun Up), dies at 76
  • 1979 Jody Gilbert, actress (Willard, Shaggy, Blonde Dynamite), dies
  • 1984 Anne Townsend, lacrosse/tennis/field hockey star, dies
  • 1984 Ravindra Mhatre, Indian diplomat, murdered at 48 by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England
  • 1985 Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist (b. 1912)
  • 1989 John Cassavetes, American actor (Rosemary's Baby) and director, dies at 59
  • 1991 Nancy Kulp, actress (Jane Hathaway-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
  • 1991 Harry Ackerman, American TV executive producer (b. 1912)
  • 1993 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (8 Horse Bet), dies at 69
  • 1995 John Pinsent, classical scholar, dies at 72
  • 1995 Turner Fodrell, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
  • 1996 Audrey Meadows, actress (Alice-Honeymooners), dies at 69
  • 1996 Broderick Vernon Chinnery Photographer-Haldane, dies at 83
  • 1996 Edward Adamson, art therapist/collector, dies at 84
  • 1996 Edward Frederick Weston Goodman, property Developer, dies at 81
  • 1996 Tibor Reich, textile designer, dies at 79
  • 1996 Wild Jimmy Spruill, blues guitarist, dies at 61
  • 1997 Anthony Cuthbert Baines, writer/curator, dies at 84
  • 1997 Bohumil Hrabal, writer, dies at 82
  • 1997 William Geoffrey Biddle, bomb disposal expert, dies at 79
  • 1998 Karla Faye Tucker, murderer, executed at 38
  • 1999 Gwen Guthrie, American singer("Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent"), dies of cancer at 48
  • 2000 Richard Kleindienst, American politician (b. 1923)