On This Day for 10th January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 208


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49 BC Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar
  • 69 Roman emperor Galba adopts Marcus Piso Licinianus as Caesar
  • 236 St Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1072 Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo
  • 1356 German emperor Charles I delegates Golden Degree
  • 1429 Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain
  • 1430 Order of the Guilder forms
  • 1475 Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
  • 1514 Complutensian New Testament in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek & Latin finished
  • 1550 1st sitting of "Vurige Chamber" in Paris

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1642 King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford

King Charles I
King
Charles I

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1663 King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company

  • 1731 Charles Farnese becomes duke of Parma/Piacenza

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1776 "Common Sense" Pamphlet by Thomas Paine, published advocating American independence

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine
  • 1799 Friedrich von Schiller's "Die Piccolomini," premieres in Weimar
  • 1806 Dutch in Capetown surrender to British
  • 1808 Herman Daendels succeeds A Wiese as gov-gen of Neth Indies
  • 1811 Louisiana slaves rebell in 2 parishes
  • 1833 Felix Mendelssohn's "Die erste Walpurgisnacht," premieres in Berlin
  • 1839 Tea from India 1st arrives in UK
  • 1840 Penny Post mail system starts

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1845 Poets Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning begin corresponding

  • 1853 Charles Reade's "Gold," premieres in London
  • 1861 Fort Jackson & Fort Philip are taken over by LA state troops (US Civil War)
  • 1861 US forts & property seized by Mississippi
  • 1861 Florida secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
  • 1862 Battle of Big Sandy River, KY (Middle Creek)
  • 1862 Battle of Romney, WV
  • 1863 1st underground railway opens in London
  • 1863 General McClernand's Union troops surround Fort Hindman Ark
  • 1863 January-uprising begins in Poland
  • 1870 Georgia legislature reconvenes

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1870 John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1878 US Senate proposes female suffrage
  • 1883 Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin kills 71. General Tom Thumb of P T Barnum fame, escapes unhurt
  • 1889 Ivory Coast declared a protectorate of France
  • 1890 Edward Macdowell's "Lancelot & Elaine," premieres
  • 1890 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Sapientiae Christianae
  • 1893 Richard Drigo's ballet "Magic Flute" premieres, St Petersburg
  • 1897 Henrik Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman," premieres in Helsingfors
  • 1897 Vincent d'Indy's "Istar" premieres in Amsterdam & Brussels
  • 1900 Lord Roberts & Lord Kitchener reach Capetown
  • 1901 Oil discovered in Texas
  • 1902 Alphons Diepenbrock's "Te Deum" premieres (Amsterdam)
  • 1902 Although it has professed neutrality in the Boer War, German Chancellor von Bulow joins others in attacking British actions in South Africa
  • 1906 The British and French begin consultations on military and naval issues
  • 1910 1st international air meet in US held, in LA
  • 1910 Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th St NYC
  • 1911 1st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego
  • 1911 Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
  • 1911 Trumper scored double cricket ton v South Africa, goes on to get 214
  • 1912 Caillaux government in France resigns
  • 1912 World's 1st flying boat's maiden flight, (Glenn Curtiss in NY)
  • 1914 1st edition of Hague's Post under SF van Oss, published
  • 1914 Oscar Mathisen skates world record 500 m in 43.7 sec in Oslo
  • 1914 Yuan Shih-k'ai, president of the new Chinese republic, dissolves parliament and prepares a constitution of his own design: he will set himself up as dictator, preparatory to an attempt to make himself emperor
  • 1916 Russian offensive in Kaukasus
  • 1916 In retaliation for President Wilson's recognition of the Carranza government, members of Pacho Villa's revolutionary army take 17 American mining engineers from a train and shoot 16 of them in cold blood
  • 1917 The Allied Governments respond to US President Wilson's December 1916 note, giving their terms for ending the war
  • 1920 Inauguration of the League of Nations held in Paris
  • 1920 Mont Canadiens (14) & Tor St Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals
  • 1920 Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce
  • 1923 Last US troops leave Rhineland (Germany)
  • 1923 Lithuania seizes & annexes country of Memel
  • 1925 France-Saarland forms
  • 1925 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as TX gov, nation's 2nd woman governor
  • 1925 Allies refuse to evacuate the Cologne area of Germany as agreed
  • 1927 Fritz Lang's silent film Metropolis premieres in Berlin
  • 1928 G/I Gershwin/Romberg/Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie," premieres in NYC

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1928 Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1929 Elmer Rice's "Street Scene," premieres in NYC
  • 1930 Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England Christchurch
  • 1930 Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch
  • 1930 Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
  • 1931 Phila Quakers defeat Montreal, ends NHL-record 15-game losing streak
  • 1932 "Mickey Mouse" & "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated
  • 1932 "Pete the Tramp" cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts
  • 1938 Eduard van Beinum becomes world's 1st conductor at Concert Hall
  • 1938 Jean Anouilh's "La Sauvage," premieres in Paris
  • 1938 Paul Vincent Carroll's "White Seed," premieres in NYC

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1939 Bradman hits 186 SA v Qld before Christ catches him at short-leg

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1941 Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic & Old Lace," premieres in NYC
  • 1941 Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews
  • 1941 World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
  • 1942 Japan invades North-Celebes, Neth Indies
  • 1943 Russian offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad

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1943 1st US president to visit a foreign country in wartime - FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1944 1st mobile electric power plant delivered, Phila
  • 1944 British troops conquer Maungdaw, Burma
  • 1945 LA Railway (with 5 streetcar lines) forced to close
  • 1945 No one is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1946 UN General Assembly meets for 1st time (London)
  • 1946 US Army establishes 1st radar contact with Moon, Belmar, NJ
  • 1947 "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 725 performances
  • 1947 British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel
  • 1947 Greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard
  • 1948 "Call Me Mister" closes at National Theater NYC after 734 performances
  • 1949 1st Jewish family show "Goldbergs" premieres on CBS
  • 1949 RCA introduces 45 RPM record
  • 1951 1st jet passenger trip made

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 234

  • 1480 Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands (d. 1530)
  • 1502 Hendrik Niclaes, German/Dutch merchant/cult leader (Children of God)
  • 1538 Louis of Nassau, Dutch general (d. 1574)
  • 1573 Simon Marius, German astronomer (d. 1624)
  • 1607 Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1646)
  • 1628 Jan Theunisz Blanckerhoff, [Jan Maet], seascape painter)
  • 1638 Nicolas Steno, Danish Scientist and Bishop (d. 1686)
  • 1644 Louis Boufflers, marshall of France
  • 1654 Joshua Barnes, English scholar (d. 1712)
  • 1683 Gasparo Visconti, composer
  • 1701 Johann Caspar Simon, composer
  • 1702 Johannes Zick, German fresco painter (d. 1762)
  • 1715 Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1775)

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1738 Ethan Allen, Litchfield Connecticut, American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mtn Boys)

American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen
American Revolutionary War Patriot
Ethan Allen
  • 1747 Abraham L Breguet, French clock maker
  • 1750 Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, British Lord Chancellor (d. 1823)
  • 1760 Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, composer
  • 1766 Louis Massonneau, composer
  • 1768 James Varicick, 1st AME Zion Bishop
  • 1769 Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo)
  • 1780 M Heinrich C Lichtenstein, German zoologist
  • 1797 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (d. 1848)
  • 1810 Jeremiah S. Black, American statesman (d. 1883)
  • 1812 Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect (d. 1881)
  • 1814 Aubrey de Vere, Irish writer (Victorian Observer)
  • 1815 Alexander Brydie Dyer, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1874)
  • 1815 Thomas Williams, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1825 Alexander Travis Hawthorn, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • 1828 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (d. 1892)
  • 1834 John Acton, English historian/MP
  • 1836 Charles Ingalls, father of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1902)
  • 1840 Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)

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1843 Frank James, American outlaw (member of the James-Younger gang), born in Clay County, Missouri (d. 1915)

Outlaw Frank James
Outlaw
Frank James
  • 1850 John Wellborn Root, American architect (d. 1891)
  • 1854 Peter Gast, composer
  • 1855 Peter J Blok, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People)
  • 1858 Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer (d. 1929)
  • 1864 George Washington Carver, agricultural scientist [or Jul 12]
  • 1864 Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (d. 1931)
  • 1865 Mary Ingalls, sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1928)
  • 1871 Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti, Austrian author (Jesse & Maria)
  • 1873 Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player (d. 1935)
  • 1873 George Orton, Canadian athlete (d. 1958)
  • 1876 Johannes W "Jan" Eisenloeffel, Dutch goldsmith
  • 1877 Frederick Gardner Cottrell, inventor (elecrostatic precipitator)
  • 1880 Eduard M Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Short Cause)
  • 1880 Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp
  • 1880 Grock, [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown/circus director
  • 1880 Manuel Azaña y Diaz, PM/pres of 2nd Spanish republic (1936-39)
  • 1882 Charles Trowbridge, Vera Cruz Mexico, actor (Fatal Hour)
  • 1883 Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj) [NS]
  • 1883 Florence Reed, Phila, silent film actress (Dancing Girl)
  • 1883 Francis X Bushman, Norfolk VA, silent film actor (Ben Hur)
  • 1884 James Philip Dunn, composer
  • 1886 Jose Antonio de Donostia, composer
  • 1887 Robinson Jeffers, US, poet/playwright (Tamar & Other Poems, Medea)
  • 1888 Emile van Bosch, Dutch revue/operetta-artist (Fair Folks)
  • 1888 Grock, Switzerland, clown
  • 1890 Douglas MacLean, Phila, silent film comedian/producer (Going Up)
  • 1890 Ernest Milton, SF CA, actor (Cat Girl, Fiddler's Three)
  • 1890 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (d. 1957)
  • 1891 Jos Speybrouck, Flemish painter
  • 1892 Dumas Malone, Miss, historian (Jefferson & His Time)
  • 1893 Albert Jacka, Australian soldier, first Australian World War I Victoria Cross winner (d. 1932)
  • 1894 Reginald Denham, Broadway director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), born in London, England
  • 1897 Albert Moeschinger, composer
  • 1901 Pauline Starke, Joplin MO, actress (Dante's Inferno, Dance Magic)
  • 1903 Barbara Hepworth, English abstract sculptor/actress (Rescued by Rover)
  • 1903 Jean Morel, Abbeville France, conductor
  • 1903 Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1903 Violet Wilkey, American actress (d. 1976)
  • 1904 Jesus Garcia Leoz, composer
  • 1904 Ray Bolger, Dorchester Mass, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz)
  • 1908 Bernard Lee, English actor (M in James Bond movies), born in London, England

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1908 Paul Henreid, Trieste, actor (Casablanca, 4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)

  • 1909 Grace Mitchell, educator
  • 1909 Rudolf Kubin, composer
  • 1910 Dorothy Stroud, garden historian
  • 1910 Jean Martinon, Lyons France, conductor/composer
  • 1911 Jan Boon, [Tjalie Robinson], Dutch East Indies publicist (Tong Tong)
  • 1912 Maria Mandel, Camp leader at Auschwitz (d. 1948)
  • 1913 Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslavakia (1975-89)
  • 1913 Haywood Frank Henry, sax player
  • 1913 Mehmet Shehu, Albanian politician (d. 1981)
  • 1914 Claude Gallimard, France, publisher
  • 1914 Polly Rowles, Phila Pa, actress (Aunt Laurie-Jamie)
  • 1914 Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Dean Dixon, Zug Switzerland, conductor
  • 1916 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Jerry Wexler, music producer (Aretha Franklin/Bob Dylan)
  • 1918 Arthur Chung, President of Guyana (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way)
  • 1920 Max Patkin, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Rodger Ward, American race car driver (d. 2004)
  • 1923 Ingeborg Drewitz, writer
  • 1924 Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer
  • 1924 Maxwell Roach, Jazz drummer, born in Newland, North Carolina
  • 1926 Musallam Bseiso, Palestinian journalist, thinker, and politician
  • 1927 Gisele MacKenzie, Winnipeg Manitoba, singer/actress (Your Hit Parade)

Famous Weddings

  • 1430 Duke Philip the Good marries Isabella of Portugal

HeartWedding of Interest

1857 Novelist Jules Verne (28) weds Honorine de Viane Morel

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne

HeartWedding of Interest

1870 Deputy sheriff Wyatt Earp (21) weds Urilla Sutherland in Lamar, Texas

OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp
OK Corral Sheriff
Wyatt Earp

HeartWedding of Interest

1898 Painter Henri Matisse (28) weds Amélie Noellie Parayre

Impressionist Painter Henri Matisse
Impressionist Painter
Henri Matisse

HeartWedding of Interest

1936 Actor Burgess Meredith (28) weds actress Margaret Perry (22)

HeartWedding of Interest

1942 Actress Ava Gardner (19) weds actor Mickey Rooney (21) in Ballard, California

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
  • 1957 Poet T. S. Eliot (68) marries his 2nd wife editor Esmé Valerie Fletcher (30)
  • 1967 Dutch Princess Margret marries Pieter van Vollenhoven

HeartWedding of Interest

1998 Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (33) weds Elizabeth Watson (28) at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

HeartWedding of Interest

2009 "The Black Eyed Peas" singer fergie (33) weds actor Josh Duhamel (36) at Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, California


Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1810 French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I & Empress Joséphine

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1936 Actress Mary Pickford (44) divorces actor Douglas Fairbanks (52) after 15 years of marriage

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1967 Actor Christopher Plummer (37) divorces columnist Patricia Lewis after nearly 5 years of marriage

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1981 Singer James Brown (47) divorces Deidre Jenkins after 10 years of marriage

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown

Famous Deaths

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  • 681 Agatho, Sicilian pope (678-81), dies
  • 866 Lin-chi I-hsuan, [J Rinzai Gigen], Zen teacher, dies
  • 976 John I Tzimisces/Tzimiskes, Byzantine Emperor (969-76), dies at 51
  • 1094 Caliph Al-Mustansir of Cairo (b. 1029)
  • 1271 Otto II, the Lame, earl of Gelre, dies
  • 1276 Pope Gregory X, (Tedaldo Visconti), dies. (bc. 1210)
  • 1542 Gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59
  • 1645 William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, beheaded, for treason, in the Tower of London at 71
  • 1654 Nicholas Culpeper, English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer (b. 1616)
  • 1662 Prince Honoré II of Monaco (b. 1597)
  • 1674 Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/MP, dies at 84
  • 1698 Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (b. 1637)
  • 1707 Philibert, comte de Gramont, French writer (b. 1621)
  • 1754 Daniel Raap, Dutch porcelain salesman/politician, dies at about 51
  • 1754 Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (b. 1691)
  • 1761 Edward Boscawen, British admiral (b. 1711)
  • 1768 Charles Cressent, French court furniture maker, dies at 82
  • 1775 Jemeljan Pugatshov, Russian kosak leader/"Tsar Peter III", dies
  • 1777 Spranger Barry, Irish actor (b. 1719)

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1778 Carolus linaeus "Carl von Linne", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies at 70

Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus
  • 1780 Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist/composer, dies at 82
  • 1789 Pierre Lyonet, Dutch zoologist/cryptologist, dies at 82
  • 1792 Jean-Louis Laruette, composer, dies at 60
  • 1794 Georg Forster, German writer, naturalist (A Voyage Round the World) and revolutionary, dies at 39
  • 1800 Johan Wikmanson, composer, dies at 46
  • 1811 Marie-Joseph Chénier, French poet (b. 1764)
  • 1824 Victor Emanuel I, king of Sardinia (1802-21), dies at 64
  • 1828 François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure (b. 1750)
  • 1833 Adrien Marie Legendre, dies
  • 1833 Antoinio da Silva Leite, composer, dies at 73
  • 1846 Etienne P de Senancour, French writer (De l'Amour), dies at 75
  • 1851 Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (b. 1775)
  • 1855 Mary Russell Mitford, Engl playwright/poet (Julian), dies at 67

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1862 Samuel Colt, American inventor (6 shot revolver), dies at 47

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt
  • 1863 Lyman Beecher, US Presbyterian clergyman, temperance movement leader (b. 1775)
  • 1866 Pyotr Pletnyov, Russian poet (b. 1792)
  • 1871 Pierre A du Terrail, French writer, dies at 41
  • 1876 Charles EH de Coussemaker, Belgian musicologist/historian, dies at 70
  • 1883 Dr Samuel A. Mudd, American medical doctor (b. 1833)
  • 1889 Martin Andreas Udbye, composer, dies at 68
  • 1892 Heinrich Ludwig Egmont Dorn, composer, dies at 91
  • 1895 Benjamin Louis Paul Godard, composer, dies at 45
  • 1899 Gerard Keller, Dutch writer (Vlugmaren), dies at 69
  • 1901 Sir James Dickson, Premier of Queensland, Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1832)
  • 1904 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
  • 1905 Kārlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (b. 1835)
  • 1908 Anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65
  • 1917 Buffalo Bill Cody
  • 1922 Frank Tudor, Australian Labor Opposition leader (b. 1866)
  • 1934 Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist, beheaded in Berlin at 24
  • 1935 Charlie McGahey, cricket (MCC tour of Aus 1901-02 cured his TB), dies

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1935 Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, dies at 61

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack
  • 1936 Charles Wright, cricketer (3 Tests England v South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1938 Willem de Vreese, Flemish linguist, dies at 68
  • 1939 Jameson Thomas, actor (Piccadilly, Farmer's Wife), dies at 50
  • 1939 Julius Bittner, Austria composer (Missa Austriaca), dies at 64
  • 1941 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer (Sea), dies at 61
  • 1941 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian, murdered at 67
  • 1941 Sir John Lavery, Northern Irish artist (b. 1856)
  • 1941 Joe Penner, Hungarian-born comedian and actor (b. 1904)
  • 1943 Agustin P Justo y Rolon, pres Argentina (1931-38), dies at 66
  • 1943 J Arthur S Berson, Austrian meteorologist, dies at 83
  • 1945 Rudolf Borchardt, writer, dies at 67
  • 1949 Erich von Drygalski, German geographer, geophysicist, and polar scientist (b. 1865)
  • 1951 Athos Palma, composer, dies at 59
  • 1951 Harry Sinclair Lewis, US writer (Nobel 1930), dies at 65
  • 1951 Sinclair Lewis, writer, dies at 65
  • 1951 Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (b. 1890)
  • 1953 Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Golden Cage), dies at 56
  • 1954 Fred Raymond, composer, dies at 53
  • 1956 Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84
  • 1956 Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum), dies at 64
  • 1957 Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet (Nobel Prize 1945), dies at 67
  • 1958 Charles de Trooz, Belgian writer, dies at 52
  • 1960 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1879)
  • 1961 Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66
  • 1963 Tadeusz Szeligowski, composer, dies at 66
  • 1964 A Marja, Dutch author (Man of Day & Night), dies at 46
  • 1966 George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide
  • 1966 Hermann Kasack, writer, dies at 69
  • 1967 Emerson Treacy, actor (Prowler), dies after surgery at 66
  • 1967 Vilem Petrzelka, composer, dies at 77
  • 1968 Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73
  • 1968 Howard Smith, actor (Harvey Griffin-Hazel), dies at 74
  • 1968 Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer, dies at 85
  • 1968 Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (La Momie), dies at 90
  • 1969 John Brownlee, Australian tenor (b. 1900)
  • 1970 Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II), dies at 44
  • 1971 Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer, dies at 87
  • 1972 Al Goodman, Russian/US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • 1972 Georg Rendl, Austriam miner/beekeeper (Satan on Earth), dies at 68
  • 1972 Sverre Jordan, composer, dies at 82
  • 1972 Aksel Larsen, Danish politician (b. 1897)
  • 1976 Chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65
  • 1976 Howlin' Wolf, singer/guitarist, dies following brain surgery at 65
  • 1978 John D. Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71
  • 1978 Pedro Joaquín Chamorro, of La Prensa, assassinated in Managua
  • 1978 Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag), dies at 62
  • 1978 Don Gillis, American composer (b. 1912)
  • 1980 George Meany, labor leader, dies at 86