On This Day for 9th February

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 200

  • 474 Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire together with his son Leo II.
  • 1267 Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps
  • 1499 France & Venice sign treaty against Milan
  • 1537 Pope Paul III routes Cardinal Pole to England
  • 1540 The first recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester)
  • 1554 Battle at London: Sir Thomas Wyatt defeated and his rebellion against Queen Mary crushed
  • 1555 Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake for heresy
  • 1574 Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht
  • 1621 Alexander Ludovisi is elected Pope Gregory XV (-1623)
  • 1667 Treaty of Andrussovo: Russia/Poland signs peace treaty
  • 1674 English reconquer NY from Netherlands
  • 1682 Thomas Otway's "Venice Preserved" premieres in London
  • 1742 Sir Robert Walpole, often referred to as the first British Prime Minister, enobled as 1st Earl of Orford
  • 1744 Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews)
  • 1775 British Parliament declares Massachusetts colony is in rebellion
  • 1788 Austria declares war on Russia
  • 1799 USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgents off Nevis, W I
  • 1801 France & Austria sign Peace of Luneville

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1807 French Sanhedrin convened by Napoleon Bonaparte

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1822 American Indian Society organizes
  • 1822 Haiti invades the newly founded Dominican Republic.

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1825 House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams 6th US president

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
  • 1849 Roman Republic declared in Rome replacing following flight of Pope Pius IX

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1861 Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens elected President & VP of the Confederate States of America (US Civil War)

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1861 Tennessee votes against secession (US Civil War)

Person-of-interestConstitution of the United States

1861 Confederate Provisional Congress declares all laws under the US Constitution were consistent with constitution of Confederate states (US Civil War)

  • 1870 US Army establishes US National Weather Service
  • 1871 Federal fish protection office authorized by US Congress
  • 1885 1st Japanese arrive in Hawaii

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1886 US President Grover Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • 1889 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is established as a Cabinet-level agency.
  • 1891 1st shipment of asparagus arrives in SF from Sacramento
  • 1893 Canal builder De Lesseps & others sentenced to prison for fraud

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1893 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Falstaff" premieres in Milan

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1895 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Minn Agricult beats Hamline, 9-3)
  • 1895 Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts
  • 1900 Dwight Davis established a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup
  • 1904 Japanese land troops at Chemulpo (Inchon), near Seoul, Korea; within the next three weeks they will have advanced to the Yalu River, border of Manchuria
  • 1906 Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising
  • 1909 1st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium)
  • 1909 1st forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio
  • 1912 US Tennis Association amends rule taking bye away from defending champion
  • 1913 -18] 10 Day Tragedy of Mexico-City; 3,000 die
  • 1916 Britain's military service act enforced (conscription)
  • 1916 NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20)
  • 1918 US Army chaplain school organizes at Ft Monroe, Va
  • 1918 Sacha Guitry's "Deburan" premieres in Paris
  • 1920 International treaty recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Svalbard
  • 1920 Joint Rules Com bans foreign substances & alterations to baseballs
  • 1922 Italian government of Bonomi falls
  • 1922 Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii
  • 1922 Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1922 The World War Foreign Debt Commission is established by Congress to settle the problem of Allied war and postwar loands
  • 1923 Soviet Aeroflot airlines forms
  • 1924 Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR
  • 1925 German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France
  • 1925 Haifa Technion (Israel) opens
  • 1926 Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta, Georgia schools
  • 1929 USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov's Pact, providing for renunciation of war among its signatories
  • 1932 USA enters Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time
  • 1932 US airship Columbia crashes during storm (Flushing, NY)
  • 1933 -63°F (-53°C), Moran, Wyoming (state record)
  • 1934 -14.3°F (-25.7°C), coldest day in New York City
  • 1934 -51°F (-46°C), Vanderbilt, Michigan (state record)
  • 1934 Balkan Entente alliance forms (Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey & Romania)
  • 1935 US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • 1935 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
  • 1939 Belgian Spaak government falls

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

1940 Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1941 British troops conquer El Agheila
  • 1941 Nazi collaborators destroy pro-Jewish café Alcazar Amsterdam (Alcazar refused to hang "No Entry for Jews" signs in front of cafe)
  • 1942 Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US
  • 1942 Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes
  • 1942 Philadelphia "Phillies" change nickname (temporarily) to "Phils"

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1943 FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1943 German riots at "plutocratenzoontjes", 1,200 in Vught Camp
  • 1943 Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic WWII battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific
  • 1943 NL seeks buyer for Phillies as owner Gerry Nugent falls in arrears
  • 1943 Nazis arrest Dutch sons of rich parents
  • 1944 U-734/U-238 sunk off Ireland
  • 1945 -Feb 10] Germany destroys Ruhrdammen
  • 1945 WAAF-corporal flies along the tail of a Spitfire
  • 1945 The Battle of the Atlantic: HMS Venturer sinks U-Boat 864 off the coast of Norway.
  • 1946 Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms

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1947 Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • 1948 WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1950 Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept infested with 205 communists

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • 1951 St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45
  • 1953 "Adventures of Superman" TV series premieres in syndication
  • 1953 WNEP TV channel 16 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 General Walter Bedell Smith, USA, ends term as 4th director of CIA Allen W Dulles, becomes acting director of CIA
  • 1954 Mario Scelba forms new government in Italy
  • 1955 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts crematory law
  • 1955 US federations of trade unions merge into AFL/CIO
  • 1956 -5°F (-20.6°C) in Sicily
  • 1956 KHPL (now KWNB) TV channel 6 in Hayes Center, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1956 R Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria
  • 1959 Coasters's "Charlie Brown" peaks at #2
  • 1960 AFL & NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact
  • 1961 Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 261

  • 1404 Constantine XI Dragases, last Byzantine Emperor
  • 1441 Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author (Mahbub al-kulub)
  • 1533 Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai (d. 1611)
  • 1578 Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright/actor (L'adamo)
  • 1579 John Meursius, [van Meurs], Dutch historian
  • 1602 Franciscus van de Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker/tutor of Spinoza
  • 1607 Abraham Megerle, composer
  • 1645 Johann Aegidius Bach, German violistian (d. 1716)
  • 1666 George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (d. 1737)
  • 1735 Adriaan Kluit, Dutch historian
  • 1741 Henri-Joseph Rigel, composer
  • 1744 Amos Bull, composer
  • 1748 Luther Martin, American patriot (d. 1826)
  • 1756 Karel Blazej Kopriva, composer
  • 1763 Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1830)
  • 1769 Susette Gontard, the beloved of the poet Friedrich Hölderlin (d. 1802)
  • 1771 Daniel Belknap, composer

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1773 William Henry Harrison, Charles City Virginia, 9th President of the United States (March 4-April 4, 1841)

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison
  • 1775 Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungary, mathematician (parallel axiom)
  • 1780 Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer
  • 1781 Johann Baptist von Spix, German scientist (d. 1826)
  • 1783 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (d. 1852)
  • 1789 Franz Xaver Gabelsberger, German inventor of the stenography (d. 1849)
  • 1808 Francesco Gomez da Rocha, composer
  • 1814 Samuel Jones Tilden, philanthropist for NY Public Library
  • 1822 Charles T Stork, Dutch industrialist
  • 1826 John Alexander Logan, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • 1830 Abd-ul-Aziz, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1876)
  • 1834 Felix Dahn, writer
  • 1834 Franz Xaver Witt, composer
  • 1839 Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (d. 1896)
  • 1846 Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer, designer of 1st Mercedes
  • 1846 Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (d. 1904)
  • 1853 Leander Starr Jameson, PM of South African Cape colony
  • 1854 Aletta [Henriette] Jacobs, 1st Dutch female physician
  • 1854 Edward Carson, 1st Baron Carson, lawyer/leader (Irish Unionist Party)
  • 1857 Johannes T de Visser, theologist/Dutch 1st minister of Education
  • 1863 Anthony Hope [Hopkins], novelist, born in London, England
  • 1865 Erich von Drygalski, Germany, geographer/glaciologist/Antarctic expl
  • 1865 Mrs [Beatrice] Patrick Campbell, England, actress (Pygmalion)
  • 1866 George Ade, US, journalist/playwright/humorist (Fables in Slang)
  • 1867 Edward Naylor, composer
  • 1871 Franc S Finzgar, Slovenian clergyman/writer (Our Blood)
  • 1871 Howard T Ricketts, US pathologist (studied typhus fever)
  • 1874 Amy Lowell, US poet/critic (Patterns, Sword Blades & Poppy Seed)
  • 1874 Vsevolod Meyerhold, Russian theatrical director/actor (Houligan)
  • 1875 Sidney Hugo Nicholson, composer
  • 1876 Martin Stixrud, Norway, figure skater (Olympic-bronze-1920)
  • 1879 Carl Natanael Berg, composer
  • 1879 Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist
  • 1880 Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1959)
  • 1882 Thomas Campbell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests 1909-12)
  • 1884 Frederik Gerretson, [Geerten Gossaert], Dutch poet/politician)
  • 1885 Alban Maria Johannes Berg, a Lulu of a composer!, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1887 Henry Zimmerman, baseball player (1912-batted .372 with 14 HRs)
  • 1887 Vital Celen, Flemish writer (Puppy Love)
  • 1890 Jacobus J P Oud, Dutch architect/co-founder (Stijl)
  • 1891 Pietro Nenni, Italy, socialist/minister of foreign affairs (1946-47)
  • 1891 Ronald Colman, England, 1947 Acad Award actor (Tale of 2 Cities)
  • 1892 Barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer (Indonesian adat justice)
  • 1892 Peggy Wood, American actress (One Life to Live, Mama), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1892 Tommy Treichel, American professional wrestler (d. 1936)
  • 1895 Hermann Brill, German politician (d. 1959)
  • 1897 Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith, pioneer Australian aviator
  • 1901 Brian Donlevy, Ireland, actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island)
  • 1901 James Murray, American actor (d. 1936)
  • 1902 Blanche Calloway, US vocalist/dancer (12 Clouds of Joy)
  • 1902 Chester H Lauck, Allene AR, actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live)
  • 1902 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's leader (d. 1999)
  • 1903 Georg Trexler, composer
  • 1906 Gwen Catley, British(?) soprano
  • 1906 André Kostolany, stock market expert and speculator (d. 1999)
  • 1907 Aubrey "Dit" Clapper, NHL hall of famer (Boston Bruins)
  • 1908 Jackie Fields, US, featherweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1909 Carmen Miranda, Brazil, vocalist/actress (Copacabana, Date With Judy)
  • 1909 Dean Rusk, US Secretary of State (1961-69)
  • 1909 Harald Genzmer, composer
  • 1909 Heather Angel, Oxford England, actress (Informer, Last of Mohicans)
  • 1909 John Eustace Theodore Brancker, lawyer/parliamentarian
  • 1910 Jacques Monod, French biochemist
  • 1911 Eustace Wenworth Roskill, law lord
  • 1911 William Darby, American WWII Army officer (d. 1945)
  • 1912 Hubert William Dean, air armaments specialist
  • 1913 Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports funds)
  • 1914 Bill "Rhymes with Wreck" Veeck, baseball club owner
  • 1914 Ernest Tubb, Tx, guitarist/singer (I'm Walking the Floor over You)
  • 1914 Max Manus, resistance fighter
  • 1914 Ralph Herman, Milwaukee Wisc, orchestra leader (Circus Time)
  • 1915 Lennard Pearce, English actor (d. 1984)
  • 1916 Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1921 B M Ducat-Amos, Air Commandant/director (RAF Nursing Service)
  • 1921 Charles Montgomery Monteith, publisher
  • 1922 James C "Jim" Laker, Bradford England, cricket off spinner

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1923 Brendan Behan, author/poet (Hostage), born in Dublin, Ireland

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • 1923 Kathryn Grayson, NC, vocalist/actress (Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate)
  • 1923 Norman E Shumway, Mich, pioneer cardiac transplant surgeon
  • 1924 George Guest, British organist
  • 1925 Vic Wertz, baseball player
  • 1925 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (d. 2001)
  • 1926 Garret FitzGerald, Prime Minister of Ireland

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1864 Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Clift Bacon

HeartWedding of Interest

1957 Actor Richard Harris (26) weds socialite Elizabeth Rees (20)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris

HeartWedding of Interest

1989 NBA power forward Charles Barkley (26) weds legal aide Maureen Blumhardt in Elkton, Maryland

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley

HeartWedding of Interest

1991 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (42) weds equestrian Madeleine Gurdon (28) in Westminster, London


Famous Divorces

  • 2012 Actress Parminder Nagra files for divorce from photographer James Stenson due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 116

  • 1011 Bernard I, Duke of Saxony
  • 1199 Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shogun (b. 1147)
  • 1450 Agnès Sorel, mistress of King Charles VII of France (b. 1421)
  • 1555 John Hooper, deprived Bishop of Gloucester, burnt for heresy
  • 1555 Rowland Taylor, English pastor (executed) (b. 1510)
  • 1567 Henry Stuart, earl of Darnley/Consort of Mary Queen of Scots, murdered
  • 1583 Jeseph Sanalbo, Jewish convert in Rome, burned at stake
  • 1588 Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral, dies
  • 1617 Hans Christoph Haiden, composer, dies at 44
  • 1619 Lucilio Vanini, Italian philosopher (b. 1585)
  • 1640 Murad IV, sultan of Turkey (1623-40), dies in Baghdad at 27
  • 1670 Frederik III, King of Denmark/Norway (1648-70), dies at 60
  • 1675 Gerrit Dou / Gerard Douw, Dutch painter (b. 1613)
  • 1709 François Louis, Prince of Conti, French general (b. 1664)
  • 1740 Vincenz Lubeck, composer, dies at 85
  • 1751 Henri F D'Aguesseau, Chancellor of France (1717..50), dies at 82
  • 1752 Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist (b. 1722)
  • 1765 Elisabetta de Gambarini, composer, dies at 33
  • 1777 Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (b. 1706)
  • 1782 Joseph Aloysius Assemani, Syrian orientalist (b. 1710)
  • 1803 Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (b. 1716)
  • 1811 Nevil Maskelyne, 5th Astronomer Royal of England (1765-1811), dies
  • 1812 Franz Anton Hoffmeister, composer, dies at 57
  • 1817 Franz Wilhelm Tausch, composer, dies at 54
  • 1824 Anna K Emmerick/Emmerich, German poet, dies at 49
  • 1846 Henry Gally Knight, architect/writer, dies
  • 1849 Corneille Vander Planken, composer, dies at 76
  • 1857 Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet of the Greek national anthem (b. 1798)
  • 1860 Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch milt/liberal politician, dies at 63
  • 1874 Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France), dies at 75

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1881 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment), dies at 59

  • 1891 Johan B Jongkind, Dutch/French painter (Winter View), dies at 71

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1906 Paul Laurence Dunbar, African American dialect poet, dies at 33 in Dayton, Ohio

  • 1916 Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek, composer, dies at 90
  • 1916 Jack Barrett, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies
  • 1917 Francis Allan, cricket bowler (lefty in 1879 Aust-Eng Test), dies
  • 1918 Emiel van der Straeten, [Delrue], Flemish playwright, dies at 30
  • 1924 Nils Kj'r, Norwegian playwright (Det Lykkelige Valg), dies at 53
  • 1932 Junnosuke Inouye, Japanese minister of Finance, murdered
  • 1935 Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist, dies at 61
  • 1936 Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist, dies at 57
  • 1938 Truby King, pioneer of mothercraft, dies
  • 1940 Eugene Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857)
  • 1943 ... Reydons, wife of General Reydons, shot to death by resistance
  • 1945 George J L Maduro, resistance fighter (Madurodam), dies in Dachau
  • 1945 Jan Bakker, resistance fighter, executed at 26
  • 1948 Karl Valentin, German comic/writer, dies at 65
  • 1949 Poul Julius Ouscher Schierbeck, composer, dies at 60
  • 1951 Eddy Duchin, American musician (b. 1910)
  • 1952 Norman Douglas, essayist/novelist, dies
  • 1957 Miklos Horthy von Nagybanya, Hung admiral/regent (1920-44), dies at 88
  • 1960 Ernst von Dohnanyi, US composer, dies at 82
  • 1960 Alexandre Benois, Russian artist (b. 1870)
  • 1961 Grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70
  • 1964 Willie Bryant, singer (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 55
  • 1966 Sophie Tucker, Russ/US singer/actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79
  • 1968 Barbara Everest, actress (Inquest, Madeleine), dies at 77
  • 1968 Frederik M baron van Asbeck, lawyer (League of Nations), dies at 78
  • 1969 Manuel Plaza Reyes, Chilean marathoner (Oly-gold 1928), dies at 68
  • 1969 [George] Gabby Hayes, actor (Albuquerque, Colorado), dies at 83
  • 1973 Max Yasgur, owner Woodstock-festival farmland, dies at 53
  • 1973 Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (b. 1883)
  • 1974 Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier, dies at 60
  • 1975 Constant Burniaux, Belgian art historian (L'amour Vivre), dies at 82
  • 1976 Percy Faith, Canadian musician (b. 1908)
  • 1977 Denys Amiel, French dramatist/playwright (Le mouton noir), dies at 92
  • 1977 Gaus, an orangautan who lived to be 59
  • 1977 Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin), dies at 82
  • 1978 Kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12
  • 1978 Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (b. 1893)
  • 1978 Julio Jaramillo, Ecuadorian singer (b. 1935)
  • 1979 C I J Smith, cricket all-rounder (5 Tests for England 1935-37), dies
  • 1979 Dennis Gabor, Hungarian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)
  • 1980 Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, dies at 106
  • 1980 Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (b. 1900)
  • 1981 Bill Haley, vocalist (Rock Around Clock), dies of heart attack at 55
  • 1984 Balasaraswathi, Indian classical dancer, dies in Madras
  • 1984 Yuri Andropov, Gen Sec of Soviet Communist Party (1982-84), dies at 69
  • 1989 Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist (b. 1928)
  • 1991 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, dies at 59
  • 1993 David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service), dies at 54
  • 1993 Kate Wilkinson, actress (Clara-Another World), dies of cancer at 76
  • 1993 Nasrullah Mansoor, Afghan guerilla leader/governor of Paktia, dies
  • 1994 Arnold Smith, Brit 1st sec-gen of Commonwealth (1965-75), dies at 79
  • 1994 Jarmila Novotna, Czech/US soprano (Madame Butterfly), dies at 86
  • 1994 Louis Kaufman, US violinist/conductor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 88
  • 1994 Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1934)
  • 1995 David Wayne, [Wayne Mcmeekan], US actor (Dallas), dies at 81
  • 1995 J William Fulbright, (Sen-D-Ark)/anti-Vietnam War, dies at 89
  • 1996 Adolf Galland, general (Luftwaffe), dies at 83
  • 1996 Alistair Cameron Crombie, historian of science, dies at 80
  • 1996 Barry Troyna, teacher/educational sociologist, dies at 44
  • 1996 Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin, trade unionist, dies at 80
  • 1996 Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (3 Weeks), dies at 86
  • 1996 Neil Franklin, soccer star, dies at 74
  • 1997 Barry Evans, actor (Dr Upton-Dr in the House), dies at 53
  • 1997 Brian Connolly, lead singer (Sweet), dies of heart failure at 52
  • 1998 Laxness, Iceland's Nobel Literature laureate, dies at 95
  • 1999 Bryan Mosley, British actor (b. 1931)
  • 2001 Herbert Simon, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)