On This Day for 4th February

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 214


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211 Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Caracalla and Geta.

Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
Roman Emperor
Septimius Severus
Roman Emperor Caracalla
Roman Emperor
Caracalla
  • 960 The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating three centuries of Song Dynasty dominance

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1194 100,000 ransom is paid for Richard I, King of England

  • 1454 In the Thirteen Years' War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master.
  • 1508 Maximilian I assumes imperial title without being crowned
  • 1586 Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, becomes governor-general of the States General of the United Provinces (Netherlands)

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1600 Tycho Brahe & Johannes Kepler meet for first time near Prague

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
Tycho Brahe
Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
Johannes Kepler
  • 1620 Prince Bethlen Gabor of Hungary signs peace with Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II

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1657 Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, grants residency to Luis Caravajal

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1697 Three Dutch East India Company ships anchor at Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia
  • 1699 350 rebellious Streltsi executed in Moscow
  • 1703 In Edo (now Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-Seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master's death.
  • 1782 British garrison surrenders to French & Spanish fleet
  • 1783 Worst quake in 8 years kills some 50,000 (Calabria, Italy)
  • 1784 1st unmanned balloon flight in Ireland
  • 1787 1st Anglican bishops of NY & Pennsylvania consecrated in London
  • 1787 Shays' Rebellion (of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers) fails
  • 1789 1st US electoral college chooses Washington & Adams as President and Vice-President
  • 1794 French National Convention proclaims abolishment of slavery
  • 1797 Earthquake in Quito, Ecuador kills 41,000
  • 1803 William Dunlap adapts French melodrama "Voice of Nature"
  • 1810 Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe.
  • 1822 Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa
  • 1824 J W Goodrich introduces rubber galoshes to public
  • 1846 Mormons leave Nauvoo, Illinois, for settlement in the west
  • 1847 1st US telegraph company established in Maryland
  • 1849 University of Wisconsin begins in 1 room with 20 students
  • 1854 Alvan Bovay proposes name "Republican Party", Ripon, Wisc
  • 1855 Soldiers shoot Jewish families in Coro, Venezuela
  • 1859 The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1861 Confederate constitutional convention meets for 1st time; Jefferson Davis elected President of Confederacy (US Civil War)

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1864 Skirmish at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi
  • 1865 Hawaiian Board of Education formed

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1865 Robert E. Lee is named general-in-chief of Confederate forces

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee

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1866 Mary Baker Eddy cures her injuries by opening a bible

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy
  • 1880 Steele MacKay's "Hazel Kirke" premieres in NYC

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1880 The Black donnelly massacre. James (63), Johannah (56), John (32), Thomas (25) and Bridget (21) Donnelly are murdered in their home by members of the Vigilance Committee

Squatter James Donnelly
Squatter
James Donnelly
  • 1887 Interstate Commerce Act authorizes federal regulation of railroads
  • 1895 1st rolling lift bridge opens, Chicago
  • 1899 The Philippine-American War begins with fighting between American and Philippine revolutionary forces
  • 1901 Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Josef I, gives a speech condemning the demands of national groups and calls for economic and social reform
  • 1903 Stanley Cup: Montreal AAA beat Winn Victorias, 2 games to 1 & 1 tie
  • 1904 John Millington Synge's "Well of Saints" premieres in Dublin
  • 1913 Louis Perlman patents demountable auto tire-carrying wheel rim
  • 1913 National Institute of Arts & Letters founded
  • 1914 US Congress approves Burnett-anti-immigration law
  • 1915 Experiments to find cause of pellagra begin at Miss Penitentiary
  • 1917 Belgian Council of Flanders established
  • 1919 City of Bremen's Soviet Republic overthrown
  • 1920 1st flight from London to South Africa takes-off (lasts 1½ months)
  • 1922 WGY-AM in Schenectady NY begins radio transmissions
  • 1922 After boycotts and international pressure, Japan agrees to return Shantung Province to China
  • 1924 1st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix, France
  • 1924 George Kelly's "Show-Off," premieres in NYC
  • 1926 Austrian chancellor Seipel wants to join Germany
  • 1927 KGA-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
  • 1929 Archie Jackson scores 164 in Test Cricket debut v England at Adelaide
  • 1930 1st tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans
  • 1931 National League adopts a deader baseball
  • 1932 3rd Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY
  • 1932 Japanese troops occupy Harbin, Manchuria
  • 1933 -Feb 10] Crew of Dutch "7 Provinces" mutiny after pay cuts
  • 1933 German President Von Hindenburg limits freedom of the press
  • 1936 1st radioactive substance produced synthetically (radium E)
  • 1937 Jim Margie, Philadelphia, bowls 900 in 3 (unsanctioned) games
  • 1938 "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder opens on Broadway

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1938 Hitler seizes control of German army & puts Nazis in key posts

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1938 Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is officially released
  • 1939 Glenn Cunningham (top miler) says 4-min mile beyond human effort
  • 1941 British tanks occupy Maus, Libya
  • 1941 Former Dutch premier De Geer flies to Berlin
  • 1941 United Service Organization (USO) founded
  • 1942 Clinton Pierce becomes 1st US general wounded in action in WW II
  • 1943 Bertolt Brecht's play "The Good Person of Szechwan" premieres in Zurich
  • 1944 Jean Anouilh's "Antigone" premieres in Paris
  • 1944 US 7th Infantry Division captures Kwajalein

Conference meetingYalta Conference

1945 Roosevelt, Churchill & Stalin meet at Yalta in the Crimea to discuss the final phase of the war

  • 1946 Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday" premieres in NYC
  • 1948 Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) declares independence from UK
  • 1949 Failed assassination attempt on Shah of Persia
  • 1950 4th British Empire Games open in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1951 US female Figure Skating championship won by Sonya Klopfer
  • 1951 US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button

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1952 1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1956 AL plans to test automatic intentional walk during spring training
  • 1957 1st electric portable typewriter placed on sale (Syracuse NY)
  • 1958 "Oh, Captain!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 192 performances
  • 1958 Hall of Fame fails to elect anyone for 1st time since 1950
  • 1959 Israel begins exporting copper ore
  • 1960 BBWAA voters fail to elect a new Hall of Fame member
  • 1960 Giants move their offices to Candlestick Park
  • 1960 Lionel Bart's musical "Fings ain't wot they used t'be" premieres
  • 1961 Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure
  • 1962 "Gay Life" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • 1962 Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game
  • 1962 US female Figure Skating championship won by Barbara Roles
  • 1962 US male Figure Skating championship won by Monty Hoyt
  • 1964 FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Oklahoma City
  • 1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1966 All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 242

  • 1465 French van Brederode, leader of Hoeksen
  • 1524 Luis de Camões, Portugal's greatest poet (d. 1580)
  • 1549 Eustache du Caurroy, composer
  • 1575 Pierre de Barulle, French cardinal
  • 1581 Daniel Selich, composer
  • 1620 Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (d. 1667)
  • 1646 Hans A Freiherr von Abschatz, Silesian poet
  • 1677 Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
  • 1688 Pierre De Marivaux, writer (Marianne), born in Paris, France
  • 1693 George Lillo, bourgeois English dramatist (London Merchant)
  • 1725 Dru Drury, English entomologist (d. 1804)
  • 1746 Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish, Lithuanian and American National hero and general (d. 1817)
  • 1751 Blas de Laserna, composer
  • 1758 Pierre-Gabriel Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer
  • 1764 Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral/minister of Navy
  • 1767 Johann Franz Volkert, composer
  • 1768 Maurits C van Hall, Dutch ruler of Heicop & Boeicop, lawyer/politician
  • 1769 Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer
  • 1778 A. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (d. 1841)
  • 1799 Joao Batista da Silva Leitao de Almeida Garret, Portuguese playwright
  • 1802 Mark Hopkins, US, educator/philosopher (Williams College)
  • 1805 Georg Andreas Henkel, composer
  • 1805 William H Ainsworth, English writer (Old St Paul's, Rookwood)
  • 1808 Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856)
  • 1819 Joshua Norton, SF, Norton I, emperor of USA
  • 1826 Halbert Eleazer Paine, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • 1831 Oliver Ames, 35th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • 1841 Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)
  • 1842 Georg Brandes, [Morris Cohen], Danish literary-historian/critic
  • 1842 Vasili O Klyutshevski, Russian historian
  • 1846 Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (d. 1915)
  • 1848 [Francois-Victor-]Jean Aicard, Fren playwright/poet (Jeune Croyances)
  • 1849 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Les Chansons de Gueux)
  • 1859 Timofei Mikhailov, Russian revolutionary, member of Narodnaya Volya (d. 1881)
  • 1865 Charles Bally, Swiss linguist (Le langage et la vie)
  • 1868 Constance Gore-booth Markiewicy, Irish patriot/playwright/MP
  • 1871 Friedrich Ebert, German politician, 1st Reichspräsident of the Weimar Republic (d. 1925)
  • 1872 Gotse Delchev, a great Macedonian revolutionary, (d. 1903)
  • 1873 Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (d. 1905)
  • 1875 Ludwig Prandtl, Germany, physicist (father of aerodynamics)
  • 1875 Raymond Moulaert, composer
  • 1876 Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer
  • 1881 Kliment J Woroshilov, marshal/president USSR (1953-60)
  • 1881 Fernand Léger, French painter (d. 1955)
  • 1884 Julius Callewaert, Flemish dominican/bringing up children
  • 1884 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 tests 1912-14)
  • 1885 Cairine Ray Wilson, 1st female Canadian senator (appointed), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1888 Paul Althaus, German theologist (The Christian Truth)
  • 1889 Walter Catlett, actor (Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1891 Yuri Losmann, Estonia, marathon runner (Olympic-silver 1920)
  • 1891 Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar, Speaker of Lok Sabha (d: 1978).
  • 1892 Ugo Betti, Italian playwright
  • 1892 Andreu Nin, Catalan politician (d. 1937)
  • 1892 E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet (d. 1964)
  • 1893 Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Marriage of Aude, Passion), born in NYC, New York

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1893 Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus)

Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart
Paleoanthropologist
Raymond Dart
  • 1895 Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Erflaters)
  • 1895 Hanns [Johann] Rauter, German SS-lt-general/SS police chief in Neth
  • 1895 Nigel Bruce, Baja Mexico, British actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
  • 1896 Friedrich Glauser, writer
  • 1896 Friedrich Hund, German physicist (d. 1997)
  • 1897 Ludwig Erhard, chancellor of Germany (CDU)

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1902 Charles A Lindbergh, pilot (1st to fly solo across Atlantic), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1902 Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
  • 1903 Alexander Oppenheim, mathematician
  • 1903 Berend van den Amstel, [Bernard CED Hattink], actor (Beatrice)
  • 1903 Edwin Denby, Tientsin China, US dance critic/poet (Snoring in N)
  • 1903 Frank Howley, Hampton NY, Brigadier General (Answers for Americans)
  • 1903 Siro Cisilino, composer
  • 1904 Herman B Wiardi Beckman, Dutch politician (SDAP)/resistance fighter
  • 1904 MacKinlay Kantor, Webster City Iowa, novelist (Andersonville)
  • 1904 Predrag Milosevic, composer
  • 1905 Eddie Foy Jr, New Rochelle NY, actor (Eddie-Fair Exchange)
  • 1905 Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Clyde William Tombaugh, US, astronomer (discovered Pluto)
  • 1906 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist (Confessing Church)
  • 1906 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (champ-1933)
  • 1908 Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, trumpeter
  • 1908 Gordon Fraser, Lawrence Mass, newscaster (All Star News)
  • 1909 Kenneth W Howell, English Anglican bishop (Chile/Bolivia/Peru)
  • 1909 Robert Coote, actor (Timmy-Rogues, Theodore-Nero Wolfe), born in London, England
  • 1910 Alfred Mendelsohn, composer
  • 1910 Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)

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1912 Byron Nelson, PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • 1912 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • 1912 James Craig, Nashville TN, actor (Devil & Daniel Webster, Cyclops)
  • 1912 Ola Skjåk Bræk, Norwegian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1912 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, archbishop of Quebec (d. 2006)

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1913 Rosa Parks, Tuskegee Alabama, American civil rights activist (bus protestor)

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks
  • 1914 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head)
  • 1915 William Talman, actor (Crashout, Hamilton-Perry Mason), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1915 Ray Evans, American songwriter with Jay Livingston (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner
  • 1916 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker
  • 1916 David Vassall Cox, composer
  • 1916 Gavin Buchanan Ewart, English poet (Pleasures of the Flesh)
  • 1916 Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, 41st master of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi Sufi Order (d. 1980)
  • 1917 Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician
  • 1918 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Norman Wisdom, comedian (Kraft Music Hall), born in London, England

Famous Weddings

  • 1875 Princess Louise of Belgium marries Prince Philip von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha in Belgium

HeartWedding of Interest

1924 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (22) weds pianist Lil Armstrong (26)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

HeartWedding of Interest

1939 Singer Frank Sinatra (23) marries 1st wife Nancy Barbato

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer/Actor
Frank Sinatra

HeartWedding of Interest

1941 Actress Vera-Ellen (19) weds fellow dancer Robert Hightower

Actress Vera-Ellen
Actress
Vera-Ellen
  • 2006 Daughter of June Carter country singer Carlene Carter (50) weds Joe Brown began at Cinnamon Hill in Jamaica
  • 2006 2004 Summer Olympics badminton player gold medalist Taufik Hidayat (24) weds Armi Dianti Gumelar at Hotel Mulia Senayan in Jakarta
  • 2015 Actress Riley Keough (25) weds stuntman Ben-Smith Petersen in Napa, California

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1985 Professional boxer George Foreman (35) divorces Andrea Skeete after almost 3 years of marriage

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 119


Person of interestPerson of Interest

211 Lucius Septimius Severus, Emperor of Rome (193-211), dies at 64

Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
Roman Emperor
Septimius Severus
  • 708 Sisinnius, Greek-Syrian pope (708, 20 days), dies
  • 856 Hrabanus Maurus, East France, archbishop of Mainz, dies
  • 869 Saint Cyril, Greek missionary to the Slavs (b. 827)
  • 1189 Gilbert of Sempringham, English monastery founder/saint, dies
  • 1222 Willem I, earl of Holland (1203-22), dies
  • 1503 Queen Elizabeth, consort of Henry VII of England, dies
  • 1505 Joan of Valois, Queen of France/saint, dies at 40
  • 1508 Conrad Celtes, German humanist scholar (b. 1459)
  • 1553 Caspar Othmayr, composer, dies at 37
  • 1590 Gioseffo Zarlino, composer, dies at 73
  • 1615 Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese warlord (b. 1552)
  • 1615 Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian scholar, polymath and child prodogy (b. 1535)
  • 1617 Louis Elsevier, Dutch publisher, dies at about 76
  • 1640 Hendrick C Vroom, Dutch seascape painter, dies
  • 1694 Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (b. 1651)
  • 1714 Duke of Berry, French King Louis XIV's grandson, dies
  • 1746 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave), dies at 46
  • 1774 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)
  • 1781 Josef Myslivecek, composer, dies at 43
  • 1781 Willem Crul, admiral (West-Indies), dies in battle at 59
  • 1799 Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (b. 1728)
  • 1815 Geert Reinders, Dutch cattle breeder/inoculation proponent, dies at 77
  • 1815 Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 58
  • 1816 Meingosus Gaelle, composer, dies at 63
  • 1834 Amelie Julia Candielle, composer, dies at 66
  • 1844 Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/literary, dies at 49
  • 1854 Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer, dies at 66
  • 1869 Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author/novelist (Future), dies at 60

MurderMurder of Interest

1880 James Donnelly, patriarch of the "Black Donnellys", murdered in the Black Donnelly massacre at 63

Squatter James Donnelly
Squatter
James Donnelly
  • 1894 Antoine J "Adolphe" Sax, instrument maker (saxophone), dies at 79
  • 1895 Faustina Hasse Hodges, composer, dies at 71
  • 1896 Henry David Leslie, composer, dies at 73
  • 1905 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (b. 1841)
  • 1911 Peter A "Piet" Cronje, South Africa Boer general, dies at about 75
  • 1921 Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator, dies at 75
  • 1927 Thomas Linnemann Laub, composer, dies at 74
  • 1928 Hendrik A Lorentz, physicist (L transformation-Nobel 1902), dies at 74
  • 1933 Archibald Sayce, English educator (b. 1846)
  • 1936 Wilhelm Gustloff, German leader of the Swiss Nazi party (b. 1895)
  • 1939 Edward Sapir, US linguist/cultural antropologist (indian), dies at 55
  • 1939 Henri W A Deterding, Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell), dies at 72
  • 1940 Nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895)
  • 1941 Johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian, dies at 79
  • 1943 Frank Calder, 1st NHL president, dies
  • 1944 Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (b. 1867)
  • 1944 Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (b. 1872)
  • 1946 Margarete Boie, writer, dies
  • 1953 Alexander Loudon, Dutch diplomat (League of Nations), dies at 60
  • 1954 Vaclav Vackar, composer, dies at 72
  • 1956 Leendert A Donker, Dutch soc dem party-minister of Justice, dies at 56
  • 1956 Peder Gram, composer, dies at 74
  • 1957 Joseph Hardaway, creator of Bugs Bunny, dies at 66
  • 1957 Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican illustrator, dies
  • 1958 Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince, dies at 46
  • 1959 Una O'Connor, actress (Banjo, Invisible Man), dies at 78
  • 1964 Siegfried T Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica), dies at 71
  • 1965 U C Greyhound, champion trotter (horse), dies at 33
  • 1966 Gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90
  • 1967 Albert Orsborn, 6th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1886)
  • 1968 Ed Baker, actor (Keystone Kops), dies of emphysema at 70
  • 1968 Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New), dies at 67
  • 1968 Neal Cassady, American writer (b. 1926)
  • 1974 Mihail Andricu, composer, dies at 79
  • 1974 Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)

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1975 Louis Jordan, American musician (b. 1908)

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • 1975 Howard Hill, American archer (b. 1899)
  • 1977 Brett Halliday, American writer (b. 1904)
  • 1978 Bergen Evans, English professor ($64,000 Question), dies at 73
  • 1982 Sue Carol, actress (She's My Weakness), dies at 73 of a heart attack
  • 1982 Alex Harvey, Scottish musician (b. 1935)
  • 1982 Georg Konrad Morgen, German judge (b. 1909)
  • 1983 Jim Ameche, actor (Festival of Stars), dies at 68
  • 1983 Karen Carpenter, rock drummer (Carpenters), dies of anorexia at 32
  • 1983 Reginald Denham, director/writer (Death at BC House), dies at 89

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1987 Liberace, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), dies at 67

Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace
  • 1987 Carl Rogers, American psychologist (b. 1902)
  • 1989 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, country singer (Homer & Jethro), dies at 69
  • 1990 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1917)
  • 1991 Bob Leslie, actor (Cinderella, Mako: Jaws of Death), dies at 64
  • 1992 Fred Slyter, dialogue coach, dies after long illness at 56
  • 1992 John Dehner, actor (Apache, Cowboy, Boys from Brazil), dies at 76
  • 1994 Han Jansen, Dutch painter, dies at 62
  • 1994 Harold Schneider, US producer (5 Easy Pieces, War Games), dies at 55
  • 1994 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI), dies at 84
  • 1994 Justinus Darmojuwono, Indonesian archbishop/cardinal, dies at 79
  • 1995 Betty Davis, British dance teacher of Dame Margot Fonteyn, dies
  • 1995 Patricia Highsmith, [Mary Patricia Plangman], US/Swiss, dies at 74
  • 1995 Roel Wiersma, Dutch soccer star (PSV), dies at 62
  • 1997 James Friell, political cartoonist, dies at 84
  • 2000 Carl Albert, American politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908)
  • 2000 Doris Coley, American singer (Shirelles) (b. 1941)
  • 2000 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (b. 1919)
  • 2001 J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer (b. 1924)
  • 2001 Iannis Xenakis, Greek composer and architect (b. 1922)
  • 2002 George Nader, American film and television actor (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Charlie Biddle, Canadian jazz bassist (b. 1926)
  • 2003 Benyoucef Ben Khedda, Algerian politician (b. 1920)
  • 2003 André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)

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2006 Betty Friedan, American writer and feminist, dies of congestive heart failure at 85