On This Day for 7th February

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 186

  • 457 Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1074 Battle of Montesarchio in which the prince of Benevento, Pandulf IV, is killed battling the encroaching Normans.
  • 1238 The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.
  • 1301 Edward of Caernarion (later Edward II) becomes first (English) prince of Wales
  • 1522 Treaty of Brussels: Habsburgers split into Spanish and Austrian Branches
  • 1550 Giovanni Maria del Monte elected Pope Julius III

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1569 King Philip II forms inquistion in South America

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1613 Michail Romanov (aged 16) becomes Tsar of Russia
  • 1639 Academie Francaise begins Dictionary of French Language
  • 1653 Nicolas Fouquet appointed superintendant of Finance of France
  • 1668 Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of "Ballet of Peace"
  • 1792 Austria & Prussia sign anti-French covenant
  • 1792 D Cimarosa's opera "Il Matrimonio Segreto" premieres in Vienna
  • 1795 11th Amendment to US Constitution ratified, affirms power of states
  • 1795 Dutch Prince William V accepts British occupation of Dutch Indies
  • 1812 8.2 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri
  • 1812 Poet Lord Byron (6th Baron Byron) makes his maiden speech in House of Lords
  • 1818 1st successful US educational magazine "Academician" begins (NYC)
  • 1827 Ballet (Deserter) introduced to US at Bowery Theater (NYC)
  • 1831 Belgium adopts its Constitution

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1836 "Sketches by Boz" (essays) published by Charles Dickens

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens

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1839 Henry Clay declares in Senate "I had rather be right than president"

Legislator and Orator Henry Clay
Legislator and Orator
Henry Clay
  • 1842 Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.
  • 1856 The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the first piece of legislation (the Electoral Act of 1856) anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot.
  • 1862 Federal fleet attack on Roanoke Island NC
  • 1863 HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.
  • 1864 Federal troops occupy Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1872 Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College opens
  • 1876 Pres Grant's private-secretary Orville acquitted in Whiskey Ring
  • 1877 1st Guernsey Cattle Club organizes (NYC)
  • 1881 Battle at Ingogo, Transvaal: Boers beat superior British forces
  • 1882 Last bare knuckle champion John L Sullivan KOs Paddy Ryan in Miss
  • 1883 Lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes founds Fort Bamako Niger
  • 1884 Canadian Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1889 Astronomical Society of Pacific holds 1st meeting in SF
  • 1891 Great Blizzard of 1891 begins in England
  • 1894 The Cripple Creek miner's strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
  • 1900 British troops vacate Vaal Krantz, Natal
  • 1903 VVV '03 Soccer team forms in Venlo
  • 1904 Baltimore catches fire (1500 buildings destroyed in 80 blocks)
  • 1905 Dominican Rep signs treaty turning over customs collection to US
  • 1907 The Mud March was the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
  • 1907 Conservative coalition take over Reichstag in Germany after rallying conservatives against the threat of a socialist government

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1908 Connie Mack sells hurler Rube Waddell to St Louis Browns for $5,000

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1910 Edmond Rostand's "Chantecler" premieres in Paris
  • 1912 2nd Dutch 11 city skate (Coen de Koenig wins (11:40)

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1914 Charlie Chaplin debuts "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1914 Steel work completed on Exposition (Civic) Auditorium, SF
  • 1915 1st wireless message sent from a moving train to a station received
  • 1915 2nd Battle of Masurian Lakes: German armies surrounded a Russian army
  • 1920 Admiral Kolchak surrenders to Bolshevik troops and is executed
  • 1922 John Willard's "Cat & the Canary" premieres in NYC

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1924 Benito Mussolini government exchanges diplomats with USSR

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1928 1st solo England to Australia flight takes off (Bert Hinkler)
  • 1931 US opera "Peter Ibbetson" by Deems Taylor premieres at Met Opera NYC
  • 1933 Colonial troops in Suriname kill 2 demonstrators
  • 1933 Social-Dem meeting in Berlin "As thousands cheer" Marxism is dead
  • 1934 1st contract for TVA power, Tupelo, Miss
  • 1936 A flag is authorized for US Vice President
  • 1936 Felix the Cat, Cartoon Character, by Van Beuren from Otto Messmer
  • 1940 British railways nationalized

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1940 Walt Disney's 2nd feature-length movie, "Pinocchio", premieres (NYC)

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

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1941 Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey orchestra record "Everything Happens to Me"

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer/Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1942 1st indoor 15' pole vault (Cornelius Warmerdam 15' 3/8")
  • 1943 Shoe rationing begins in US (may purchase up to 3 more pairs in 1942)

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1944 Bing Crosby records "Swinging on a Star" for Decca Records

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1944 Germans launch counteroffensive at Anzio Italy

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1945 General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila

WW2 General Douglas MacArthur
WW2 General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1945 Harry Truman appoints Irwin C Mollison judge of US Customs Court
  • 1945 US 76th/5th Infantry divisions begin crossing Sauer
  • 1945 London, Washington and Moscow discuss final phase of World War II
  • 1946 Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC bill
  • 1947 Arabs & Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine
  • 1948 "Cradle Will Rock" closes at Mansfield Theater NYC after 34 performances

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1948 Omar Bradley succeeds Dwight Eisenhower as Army Chief of Staff

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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1949 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000/year baseball player (NY Yankees)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1950 Georges Bidault forms French government
  • 1950 Sen Joe McCarthy finds "communists" in US Department of State (equiv. Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • 1950 US & Great Britain recognize Bao Dai Vietnamese regime
  • 1958 1st showing of DAF 600 auto
  • 1958 Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc
  • 1958 Dutch auto-transmission car DAF 600 introduced
  • 1959 "Whoop-Up" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 1959 Castro proclaims new Cuban constitution
  • 1959 Cessna lands in Las Vegas after 65 d without landing (refuels in air)
  • 1959 Dorothy Rigney sells White Sox to Bill Veeck for a reported $27M
  • 1960 Old handwriting found in at Qumran, near the Dead Sea

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1961 Jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads"

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
  • 1962 Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen Germany kills 298
  • 1962 President Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba by banning all Cuban imports and exports.

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1962 Sam Snead wins LPGA Royal Poinciano Plaza Golf Invitational

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1964 Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream
  • 1964 Beatles land at NY's JFK airport, for 1st US tour

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1964 Cassius Clay converts to Islam, and is renamed Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1964 Roger Sessions' 5th Symphony premieres

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1965 George Harrison's tonsils removed

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1965 Operations begin at Grupo Folklorico Antiyano on Curacao
  • 1965 US begins regular bombing & strafing of N Vietnam
  • 1965 WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 KWCM TV channel 10 in Appleton, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 226

  • 1102 Empress Matilda, Princess of England and wife of Henry V of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1169)
  • 1478 Sir Thomas More, English statesman, humanist, and author (d. 1535)
  • 1556 Maria van Nassau, Dutch countess of Buren
  • 1589 Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/mathematician
  • 1612 Thomas Killigrew, English humorist/playwright/leader (King's Men)
  • 1655 Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedy writer (Slave in Algeria)

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1688 Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel, [Marijke Meu], princess of Orange

Princess of Orange Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel
Princess of Orange
Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel
  • 1693 Anna Ivanova Romanova, Empress of Russia (1730-40) [NS]
  • 1700 Philippe Buache, French geographer/cartographer (Contourlijnen)
  • 1707 Carl August Thielo, composer
  • 1710 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), born in London (d. 1779)
  • 1739 Joseph Pouteau, composer
  • 1740 Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP
  • 1753 Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle/Thirsa)
  • 1758 Benedikt Emanuel Schack, composer
  • 1801 John Rylands, England, merchant/philanthropist

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1804 John Deere, Rutland, Vermont, pioneer American blacksmith and manufacturer of agricultural equipment who founded Deere & Company

Deere & Company Founder John Deere
Deere & Company Founder
John Deere
  • 1809 Frederik Paludan-Muller, Danish Romantic poet (Danserinden)

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1812 Charles Dickens, English novelist (Oliver Twist, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1870)

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1814 Gardner Quincy Colton, Georgia, Vermont, USA, American lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry
  • 1817 Leroy Pope Walker, US lawyer/Confederate minister of War (1861)
  • 1822 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer
  • 1823 Richard Genee, composer
  • 1824 William Higgins, discoverer (nature of spiral nebulae)
  • 1825 Crystobal Oudrid y Segura, composer
  • 1833 Ricardo Palma, Peru, writer/poet (Tradiciones Peruanas)
  • 1834 Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table)
  • 1837 James Augustus Henry Murray, Scotland, created Oxford Dictionary
  • 1839 Nicolaas G Pierson, Dutch banker/Suriname premier (1897-1901)
  • 1842 Alexandre Ribot, French statesman (d. 1923)
  • 1847 Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor
  • 1862 Bernard Maybeck, US architect (Palace of Fine Arts, SF)
  • 1863 Mieczyslaw Soltys, composer
  • 1864 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet)
  • 1864 Ricardo Castro Herrera, composer
  • 1866 Raf[ael] Verhulst, [Koen Ravestein], Flemish writer (Jesus of Nazarus)
  • 1867 Laura Ingalls Wilder, Wisc, kid book author (Little House on Prarie)
  • 1869 Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Jan Cimbura)
  • 1870 Alfred Adler, Austria, psychiatrist (Inferiority Complex)
  • 1871 Karl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammer, composer
  • 1872 Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis, Greek lawyer/diplomat/foreign minister
  • 1875 Erkki Gustav Melartin, composer
  • 1875 Walter Courvoisier, composer
  • 1877 Feliks Nowowiejski, composer
  • 1877 Godfrey H Hardy, England, number theorist
  • 1877 Julius Curtius, German minister of Foreign affairs (1929-..)
  • 1878 Ossip Gabrilovich, composer
  • 1883 Paul de Backer, Belgian radiologist
  • 1885 Sinclair Lewis, novelist/social critic (Main Street, Nobel 1930)
  • 1887 Eubie Blake, US ragtime composer/pianist (Memories of You) (d. 1983), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1889 Harry Nyquist, important contributor to information theory (d. 1976)
  • 1891 Joachim Stutschewsky, composer
  • 1891 Ann Little, American actress (d. 1984)
  • 1896 Harold Hoffman, South Amboy NJ, (Gov-NJ)
  • 1896 Jacob Paludan, Danish pharmacist/writer (Jorgen Stein)
  • 1897 Quincy Porter, New Haven Ct, composer
  • 1898 Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Arvid Pelshe, Latvian Communist leader, CPSU Politburo member
  • 1901 Bob den Doolaard, [Cornelis Spoelstra], Dutch writer (Grape Pickers)
  • 1902 Ethelda Blebtrey, Waterford NY, 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • 1904 Milton Krims, writer (Speed)
  • 1905 Olf S von Euler-Chelpin, Swedish physiologist
  • 1905 Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration)
  • 1905 Ulf Svante von Euler, Sweden, physiologist (Nobel 1970)
  • 1906 Henry P'u-i, last emperor of China, puppet emperor of Manchukuo
  • 1906 Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)
  • 1907 Arthur George Bottomley, politician
  • 1907 Yevgeniy Abalakov, Soviet mountaineer (d. 1948)
  • 1909 Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Flem cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37) [OS]
  • 1909 Hélder Câmara, Roman catholic archbishop (d. 1999)
  • 1910 Buster Crabbe, 400m US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1932)
  • 1912 Derek Farr, actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large), born in London, England
  • 1912 Jane Ross, Spokane Wash, actress (Audrey-Phyllis, Coed Fever)
  • 1912 Russell Drysdale, Australian Artist {d. 1981}
  • 1914 David Ignatow, US poet (Tread the Dark, Rescue the Dead)
  • 1914 Jacques Mornard, [Ramon Mercader], murderer (Trotsky)
  • 1914 Ralph Whitlock, writer
  • 1915 Eddie Bracken, American actor (Summer Stock, Young & Willing), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1918 Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)
  • 1919 Ilse Pausin, Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
  • 1920 Oscar Brand, Winnipeg Canada, folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh)
  • 1921 Athol Rowan, cricketer (brother of Eric, South African off-spinner)
  • 1921 Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk
  • 1922 Hattie Jacques, Kent England, actress (Carry on films) (d. 1980)
  • 1923 George H H Lascelles, English earl of Harewood/leader (Covent Garden)
  • 1923 Keefe Brasselle, Elyria Ohio, actor (Be Our Guest)
  • 1923 Martha Holmes, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Cathy Long, (Rep-D-LA, 1985-86)
  • 1924 Dora Bryan, [Broadhurst], English actress (Taste of Honey), born in Southport England, (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Amsterdam folk vocalist
  • 1925 Arthur Berry, artist
  • 1925 H Eisenreich, writer
  • 1925 Marius Constant, Rumania, Dutch composer/conductor (Paradise Lost)
  • 1925 Romolo Valli, actor (Bobby Deerfield, Fistful of Dynamite, La Viaccia)
  • 1926 Konstantin Petrovich Feokistov, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod I)
  • 1927 John Buller, composer
  • 1927 Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
  • 1928 Al "Fuzzy" Smith, baseball player
  • 1932 Alfred M Worden, Jackson Michigan, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15)
  • 1932 Gay Talese, author (Honor Thy Father)

Famous Weddings

  • 1901 Queen Wilhelmina marries Prince Heinrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin

HeartWedding of Interest

1925 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (29) weds actress Estelle Taylor (30)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

HeartWedding of Interest

1931 Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (33) weds publisher George Palmer Putnam (43) in Noank, Connecticut

Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
Aviation Pioneer
Amelia Earhart

HeartWedding of Interest

1988 Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 2009 Actress and skating champ Kristy Swanson (39) weds 1993 World Pair Skater Champion Lloyd Eisler (45) at The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 127

  • 590 Pelagius II, Gothic Pope (579-90), dies from plague
  • 999 Boleslaus II of Bohemia
  • 1045 Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (b. 1009)
  • 1317 Robert, Count of Clermont, French founder of the House of Bourbon (b. 1256)
  • 1560 Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (b. 1493)
  • 1593 Jacques Amyot, French humanist/abbot of Bellozanne, dies at 79
  • 1609 Ferdinand I, cardinal/ruler of Toscane, dies
  • 1626 William V, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1548)
  • 1642 William Bedell, English clergyman (b. 1571)
  • 1690 William Morice, English royalist statesman
  • 1693 Paul Pellisson, French writer (b. 1624)
  • 1736 Stephen Gray, English astronomer and scientist (b. 1666)
  • 1743 Lodovico Giustini, composer, dies at 57
  • 1749 Andre Cardinal Destouches, composer, dies at 76
  • 1779 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies from gout at 69
  • 1799 Qianlong, Emperor of China (b. 1711)
  • 1801 Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish painter (b. 1726)
  • 1820 Samuel Adams Holyoke, composer, dies at 57
  • 1823 Ann Radcliffe (Ward), English poet/author of horror novels, dies at 58
  • 1827 Franz Anton Dimmler, composer, dies at 73
  • 1830 Marcus Antonio da Fonseca Portugal, Portuguese composer, dies at 67
  • 1837 King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (b. 1778)
  • 1839 Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (b. 1799)
  • 1857 Félix PBOG, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister of War, dies at 65
  • 1862 Frantisek Jan Skroup, composer, dies at 61
  • 1865 John Henry Winder, US Confederate brig-gen/provost marshal, dies at 64
  • 1871 Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg, piano manufacturer (Steinway & Sons) (b. 1797)
  • 1873 Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (b. 1814)
  • 1878 Pius IX, "Pio Nono", [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at 85
  • 1881 Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73
  • 1897 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49
  • 1901 Benjamin Edward Woolf, composer, dies at 64
  • 1911 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (6 Test for Australia 1893-96, 301 runs), dies at 40
  • 1915 Wladyslaw Gorski, composer, dies at 68
  • 1918 Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, composer, dies at 68
  • 1919 William Halford, American naval officer and Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1841)
  • 1920 Alexander Koltsjak, adm/leader Russian counter-revolutionary, executed
  • 1920 Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander (b. 1874)
  • 1921 Peter Kropotkin, Russ Prince/geologist/revolut anarchist, dies at 78
  • 1931 Ion Vidu, composer, dies at 67
  • 1933 Albert Gyorgy Earl Apponyi, Hung minister of Education, dies at 86
  • 1937 Elihu Root, US min of War/Foreign affairs (Nobel 1912), dies at 91

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1938 Harvey Firestone, American manufacturer and founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, dies at 69

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone
  • 1939 Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (b. 1886)
  • 1940 Francis Ford, cricketer (5 Tests for England v Australia 1894-95), dies
  • 1942 Dorando di Desiderio Pietri, marathoner (Oly-gold-1908), dies at 56
  • 1942 Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (b. 1876)
  • 1944 Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (b. 1874)
  • 1948 "Red" McKenzie, blues-jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), dies
  • 1954 Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, composer, dies at 54
  • 1957 Rudolph Reti, composer, dies at 71
  • 1958 Walter Kingsford, actor (My Favorite Blonde, Fly by Night), dies at 76
  • 1959 Daniel F Malan, premier of South Africa (1948-54), dies at 84
  • 1959 Napoleon Lajorie, baseball player, dies at 83
  • 1959 Slim [Eddie Jones] Guitar, rocker, dies at 32
  • 1960 Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57
  • 1962 Arthur Carr, cricketer (11 Tests for Eng 22-29), dies shovelling snow
  • 1962 Clara Nordström, German writer and translator (b. 1886)
  • 1963 Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
  • 1964 Hermann A J Kees, German egyptologist, dies at 77
  • 1964 Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Oly-gold-32), dies at 59
  • 1965 Nance O'Neil, actor (Cimarron, Royal Bed, Rogue Song), dies at 90
  • 1967 Henry Morgenthau, US minster of Finance (devaluate dollar), dies at 74
  • 1968 Nick Adams, actor (Interns, Pillow Talk, FBI Story), ODs at 36
  • 1968 Stuart Foster, singer (Galen Drake Show), dies at 49
  • 1969 Bainbridge Crist, composer, dies at 85
  • 1974 Arline Judge, actress (Age of Consent), dies at 61
  • 1975 Brendan Fay, actor (Hustler, Man on a Swing), dies at 54
  • 1977 Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher/lawyer, dies at 82
  • 1979 Josef Mengele, concentration camp doctor, drowns
  • 1980 Ernst Kunz, composer, dies at 88
  • 1980 Katherine Emery, actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), dies at 73
  • 1980 Secondo Campini, Italian jet pioneer (b. 1904)
  • 1981 Frederika of Hanover, Queen of Greece (b. 1917)
  • 1984 Brooks West, actor (Richard-My Friend Irma), dies at 67
  • 1985 Albert Dondeyne, Belgian philosopher/theologist, dies at 83
  • 1985 Uday Merchant, cricket (bro of Vijay, prolific scorer), dies
  • 1985 Matt Monro, English singer (b. 1932)
  • 1986 Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/lyricist, dies at 81
  • 1986 Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian (b. 1923)
  • 1988 Lin[wood V] Carter, US, sci-fi writer (Lost World of Time), dies at 57
  • 1990 Dom Heider Camara, nonviolent/human rights Bishop of Brazil, dies
  • 1990 Jimmy Van Heusen, composer (Call Me Irresponsible), dies at 77
  • 1990 Nathan Wartels, publisher (Crown), dies at 88 of pneumonia
  • 1990 Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (b. 1905)
  • 1991 Dick Winslow, actor (Tom Sawyer, Mutiny on the Bounty), dies at 75
  • 1991 Gladys LaVerne, dies of heart problems at 87
  • 1991 Amos Yarkoni, legendary Israeli soldier (b. 1920)
  • 1991 Jean-Paul Mousseau, Quebec painter, member of Les Automatistes (b. 1927)
  • 1991 John Steinbeck IV, American author and journalist
  • 1992 Jeanne Gerson, dies of cancer & pneumonia at 87
  • 1992 Buzz Sawyer, wrestler (b. 1959)
  • 1993 W Sybout A Colenbrander, Dutch historian/journalist, dies at 82
  • 1994 Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem minister (CRM 1965-66), dies at 74
  • 1994 Richard Bissell, US under director of CIA (Pig's Bay), dies at 84
  • 1994 Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer (b. 1913)
  • 1995 Helen Wallis, cartographer/Librarian, dies at 70
  • 1995 Massimo Pallottino, Ital archaeologist (Etruscologia), dies at 86
  • 1996 George Lowthian Trevelyan, designer/visionary, dies at 89
  • 1996 Isian Kehinde I K Dairo, musician/academic, dies at 65