On This Day for 13th January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 188

  • 888 Odo, Count of Paris, becomes King of the Franks.
  • 1099 Crusaders set fire to Mara, Syria
  • 1404 The Act of Multipliers is passed by the English Parliament forbidding alchemists to use their knowledge to create precious metals (it was feared that if any alchemist should succeed it would bring ruin upon the state)

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1605 The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.

Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson
Playwright and Poet
Ben Jonson
  • 1607 The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.

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1610 Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • 1621 Jan Pieterszoon Coen's fleet sets sail to Moluccas (from Jacarta)
  • 1630 Letters Patent issued to Plymouth Colony
  • 1673 Jean Racine's "Mithridate" premieres in Paris

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1695 Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • 1733 James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC
  • 1770 De Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis" premieres in Paris
  • 1785 John Walter publishes first issue of London Times
  • 1794 Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes
  • 1822 The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
  • 1830 Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves
  • 1840 The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
  • 1842 Dr. William Brydon, a surgeon in the British Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for (reputedly) being the sole survivor of an army of 16,500 when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad.
  • 1849 Vancouver Island granted to Hudson's Bay Co
  • 1854 Anthony Foss patents accordion
  • 1863 Chenille manufacturing machine patented by William Canter, NYC
  • 1865 -Jan 15th] BBT & CPT Ft Fisher, NC
  • 1869 Colored National Labor Union, 1st Black labor convention meets in Wash DC
  • 1873 P B S Pinchback relinquishes office at Louisiana governor
  • 1874 Battle between jobless & police in NYC, 100s injuried
  • 1874 US troops land in Honolulu to protect the king

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1882 Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • 1883 Fire in Circus Ferroni in Berditschoft, Poland, kills 430
  • 1883 Henrik Ibsen's "En Folkefiende" premieres in Oslo
  • 1888 National Geographic Society founded (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1893 British Independent Labour Party forms (Keir Hardie as its leader)
  • 1893 U.S. Marines land in Honolulu from the U.S.S. Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
  • 1894 Revolution in Sicily crushed by government troops

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1895 Oscar Wilde's "Ideal Husband" premieres in London

Writer/Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer/Poet
Oscar Wilde
  • 1898 Emile Zola publishes his open letter (J'accuse) in defense of Alfred Dreyfus
  • 1902 Textile workers strike in Enschede, Netherlands (until 1st June)
  • 1906 1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile
  • 1908 French pilot Henry Farman is first European to fly 1km circuit
  • 1908 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Ottawa Victorias in 2 games
  • 1908 Rhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown, PA killing 171 people.
  • 1910 JM Synge's "Deirdre of the Sorrows" premieres in Dublin

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1911 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die Ratten" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1911 Roald Amundsen anchors at Walvis Bay, southwestern Africa
  • 1911 South Africa's 1st win over Australia, at Adelaide
  • 1912 -40°F (-40°C), Oakland, Maryland (state record)
  • 1913 Delta Sigma Theta, the world's largest Black Women's Sorority is founded at Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1914 IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia
  • 1915 Earthquake in Avezzano Italy kills 29,800
  • 1915 Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, presents plan for assault on Dardanelles
  • 1919 Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
  • 1920 NY Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly
  • 1922 Buck Weaver, a Black Sox, applies unsuccessfully for reinstatement
  • 1922 Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments ended
  • 1922 WHA-AM in Madison WI begins radio transmissions

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1923 Taking advantage of the chaotic condition of Germany, Hitler stages a demonstration of 5000 storm troopers and denounces the 'November crime'

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1924 Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections
  • 1927 US & Mexico battle over oil interests
  • 1928 RCA and GE install three test television sets in homes in Schenectady, New York allowing American inventor E.F.W. Alexanderson to demonstrate the first home television receiver which delivered a poor and unsteady 1.5 square inch picture
  • 1929 Humanist Society established, Hollywood, California
  • 1930 "Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears
  • 1934 The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.
  • 1935 Plebiscite in Saar indicates a desire (90.3%) to join Nazi Germany
  • 1938 The Church of England accepts the theory of evolution.
  • 1939 Belgian premier signs Burgos Treaty for trade relations with Franco
  • 1939 The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
  • 1942 Allied Conference on war trials
  • 1942 German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast

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1942 Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • 1942 Interallied war trial conference publishes St James Declaration
  • 1942 World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.

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1943 British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1943 Hitler declares "Total War"
  • 1943 Russian offensive at Don under general Golikov
  • 1943 US infantry captures Galloping Horse Ridge, Guadalcanal
  • 1945 Prokofchev's 5th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • 1948 1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin
  • 1949 "Along 5th Avenue" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances
  • 1951 German general Christian Hansen freed early from Dutch prison
  • 1953 Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14
  • 1953 KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 Marshal Josip Tito chosen president of Yugoslavia
  • 1953 3rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 79-75 at Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1954 Military rule in Egypt; 318 Muslim Brotherhood members arrested
  • 1954 WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Allen Tate

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1957 Mickey Wright wins Sea Island Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1957 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 19-10
  • 1957 Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee

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1957 "All that Fall", first radio play by Samuel Beckett, aired on BBC Third Programme

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • 1958 9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban
  • 1958 US newspaper "Daily Worker" ceases publication
  • 1958 Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.

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1959 French President Charles de Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 Algerians sentenced to death

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1959 King Boudouin promises Belgian Congo independence
  • 1962 "Do Re Mi" closes at St James Theater NYC after 400 performances

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1962 Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1963 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
  • 1963 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20
  • 1964 Karol Wojtyla becomes archbishop of Krakow
  • 1964 Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta - now Kolkata - resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 222

  • 1334 King Henry II of Castile (d. 1379)
  • 1381 St Colette, abbess/reformer (Poor Clares)
  • 1406 Matteo Palmieri, Italian writer (Della vita civile)
  • 1505 Joachim II Hector, ruler (Brandenburg)
  • 1562 Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (d. 1601)
  • 1596 Jan J Goyen, Dutch landscape painter
  • 1610 Maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1665)
  • 1616 Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic/French religious fanatic
  • 1635 Philipp Jakob Spener, German theologian (d. 1705)
  • 1651 Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English politician (d. 1694)
  • 1683 Johann Christoph Graupner, German composer
  • 1690 Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel, composer
  • 1720 Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (d. 1808)
  • 1727 Johann Christoph Schmugel, composer
  • 1734 Luca Sorkocevic, composer
  • 1749 Friedrich Müller, painter and dramatist (d. 1825)
  • 1778 Anton Fischer, composer
  • 1787 John Davis, 14th and 17th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1854)
  • 1788 Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer
  • 1802 Eduard von Bauernfeld, comedic playwright, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1804 Paul Gavarni, French caricaturist (d. 1866)
  • 1804 John Pringle Nichol, Scottish Astronomer and educator
  • 1805 Thomas Dyer, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1862)
  • 1807 Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • 1808 Salmon P Chase, (Sen-R) cabinet member, 6th chief justice (1864-73)
  • 1812 Humphrey Marshall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1872)
  • 1812 Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (d. 1883)
  • 1815 William Henry French, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1881)
  • 1824 Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer
  • 1832 Horatio Alger, Jr., American minister and author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • 1835 Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian jurist/minister of the Interior
  • 1845 Félix Tisserand, French Astronomer (d. 1896)
  • 1850 Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer
  • 1858 Oskar Minkowski, Biologist (d. 1931)
  • 1859 Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature)
  • 1859 Kostis Palamas, Greek poet (d. 1943)
  • 1861 Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959)
  • 1864 Wilhelm K W Wien, German physicist (Nobel 1911)
  • 1865 Princess Marie of Orléans (d. 1908)
  • 1866 Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer
  • 1869 Emanuele F, duke of Aosta, Italian general (WW I)/fascist
  • 1870 Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/conductor (St Moniuszko)
  • 1870 Ross Granville Harrison, American biologist (d. 1959)
  • 1874 Jozef E van Roey, Flemish cardinal/archbishop of Mechlin
  • 1878 Lionel Groulx, Canadian nationalist (d. 1967)
  • 1881 Essington Lewis, Australian industrialist (d. 1961)
  • 1884 Johannes Elsensohn, Dutch actor/writer (Arie, novel from the Jordan)
  • 1884 Sophie Tucker, [Kalish], Russia, singer/last of red hot mammas
  • 1885 Alfred Fuller, CEO (Fuller Brush Man)
  • 1886 Art Ross, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 1964)
  • 1887 George Gurdjieff, Armenian-Greek mystic (d. 1949)
  • 1890 Jüri Uluots, Estonian Prime Minister (d. 1945)
  • 1892 Paul Smart, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1893 Clarke Ashton Smith, US, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds, Genius Loci)
  • 1893 Jan Evangelista Zelinka, composer
  • 1893 Roy Cazaly, Australian rules footballer (d. 1963)
  • 1895 Anton Betzner, writer
  • 1895 Fortunio Bonanova, Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer
  • 1898 Pedro DE Teixeira de Mattos, Dutch diplomat
  • 1898 Kai Munk, Danish playwright and Lutheran pastor, martyr (d. 1944)
  • 1898 Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
  • 1899 Kay Francis, American actress (d. 1968)
  • 1900 Yasuji Kiyose, composer
  • 1901 A. B. Guthrie, American novelist, historian (d. 1991)
  • 1901 Mieczysław Żywczyński, Polish historian and priest (d. 1978)
  • 1903 Kay Francis, [Katherine E Gibbs], actress (False Madonna), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1904 Richard Addinsell, composer (Taming of Shrew), born in London, England
  • 1905 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Maxime Jacob, composer
  • 1907 Sabine Zlatin, nurse
  • 1909 Danny Barker, jazz guitarist
  • 1909 Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist
  • 1911 Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, premier (Queensland)
  • 1913 Jeff Morrow, actor (Bart-Union Pacific, Temperatures Rising), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915 Edward Frederick Weston Goodman, property developer
  • 1916 Bella Lewitsky, choreographer
  • 1916 Osa Massen, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Jack London, Rocketship XM)
  • 1917 Felix Guerro Diaz, composer
  • 1918 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer
  • 1918 Steve Dunne, Northampton Mass, actor (Professional Father)
  • 1918 Ted Willis, prolific English screenwriter (It's Great to be Young)
  • 1919 Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
  • 1919 Robert Stack, actor (Eliot Ness-Untouchables, Airplane), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1921 Dachine Rainer, British writer (d. 2000)
  • 1923 Danil Shafran, cellist
  • 1923 Jack Watling, actor (Nanny, Adventure for 2, Naked Heart), born in London, England
  • 1924 Philip Rawson, artist/teacher
  • 1924 Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-born philosopher (d. 1994)
  • 1925 Gwen Verdon, LA, actress/singer/dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity)
  • 1925 Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), born in Munich, Germany, (d. 2014)
  • 1926 Carolyn Heilbrun, [Amanda Cross], author (Lady Ottoline's Album)
  • 1926 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/author (Change of Use)
  • 1926 Michael Bond, British writer
  • 1927 Brock Adams, American politician (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Sydney Brenner, British Nobel Laureate
  • 1928 David Sheiner, actor (Paul-Mr Novak, Norman-Diana), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Gregory Walcott, Wilson NC, actor (87th Precinct)
  • 1929 Joseph Anthony Pass, guitarist
  • 1929 Wim Bary, Dutch actor/theater director (Nice Boys)
  • 1930 Frances Sternhagen, actress (Outland, Starting Over), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1992 MLB baseball right fielder Sammy Sosa (23) weds Sonia Rodriguez

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa

HeartWedding of Interest

2006 "The Diary of Anne Frank" actress Shelley Winters (85) weds Gerry DeFord a few hours before her death


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 133


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86 BC Gaius Marius, Roman general and politician (held the office of consul seven times), dies at 70

Roman General and Consul Gaius Marius
Roman General and Consul
Gaius Marius
  • 533 Remigius van Reims, 1st bishop of Reims (459-533)/saint, dies about 96
  • 703 Empress Jitō of Japan (b. 645)
  • 858 Aethelwolf, king of Wessex (Battle at Aclea), dies
  • 888 Charles III, the Fat One, King of Franconia/Roman emperor, dies
  • 1049 Derrick IV, Count of Holland (1039-49), dies in battle
  • 1138 Simon I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1076)
  • 1151 Abbot Suger, French statesman and historian (b. 1081)
  • 1177 Hendrik Jasomirgott Babenberg, Duke of Austria, dies. (b. 1107)
  • 1307 Arnoud van Foreest, Dom deacon of Utrecht, dies
  • 1330 Frederick I (III), the Fair, Duke of Austrian/German anti-king, dies (b. 1286)
  • 1363 Meinhard III of Gorizia-Tyrol (b. 1344)
  • 1488 Hermann Vischer, "the Old", buried
  • 1599 Edmund Spenser, poet (Faerie Queene), dies at about 46
  • 1625 Pieter Bruegel "the Older", (Bloemenbruegel), Flemish painter, dies
  • 1630 Yuan Chonghuan, Chinese military commander (b. 1584)
  • 1651 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver, dies at 86
  • 1658 Edward Sexby, English Puritan soldier (b. 1616)
  • 1682 Simon van Leeuwen, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 55
  • 1691 George Fox, founder of Quakers, dies at 66
  • 1702 Peter Rabus, Dutch poet/translator (Great Name Book), dies at 41
  • 1762 Leonhard Trautsch, composer, dies at 68
  • 1766 King Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1723)
  • 1790 Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (b. 1712)
  • 1795 Francois-Joseph Krafft, composer, dies at 73
  • 1796 John H. D. Anderson, Scottish scientist and inventor (b. 1726)
  • 1797 Elisabeth C von Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederick II, dies at 81
  • 1828 Alexandre-Auguste Robineau, composer, dies at 80
  • 1832 Thomas Lord, English cricketer, founder of Lord's cricket ground (b. 1755)
  • 1838 Ferdinand Ries, German composer dies at 53
  • 1853 Theophilos Kairis, Greek priest, humanist and revolutionary (b. 1783)
  • 1860 William Mason, American politician (b. 1786)

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1864 Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • 1879 WF Hendrik the Navigator, prince of Neth/viceroy of Lux, dies at 58
  • 1882 Wilhelm Mauser, German weapon designer and manufacturer (b. 1834)
  • 1885 Schuyler Colfax, American politician (b.1823)
  • 1889 Solomon Bundy, American politician (b. 1823)
  • 1892 Charles Albert White, composer, dies at 62
  • 1894 Nadezhda von Meck, Russian patroness of Pyotr Tchaikovsky (b. 1831)
  • 1901 Carlo Angeloni, composer, dies at 66
  • 1905 George Thorn, Premier of Queensland (b. 1838)
  • 1906 Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (b. 1859)
  • 1913 Thomas P Krag, Norw author/novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44
  • 1914 Bernardus H Heldt, Dutch MP, dies at 72
  • 1914 Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, composer, dies 76
  • 1915 Mary Slessor, Scottish missionary (b. 1848)
  • 1924 Georg H Quincke, German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89
  • 1928 Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer, dies at 57

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1929 Wyatt Earp, US marshall (OK Corral), dies at 80

OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp
OK Corral Sheriff
Wyatt Earp
  • 1929 H. B. Higgins, Australian politician and judge (b. 1851)
  • 1930 C-E Auguste Rateau, French inventor (R-steam turbine), dies at 66
  • 1930 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English Electrical Engineer and Inventor, dies at 65
  • 1932 Sophia of Prussia, consort of Constantine I of Greece (b. 1870)
  • 1934 Jean-Baptiste Marchand, soldier/explorer (Sudan), dies at 70
  • 1934 Paul Ulrich Villard, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays, dies at 73
  • 1937 Walter Brearley, cricketer (17 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1905-12), dies
  • 1939 Jacob Ruppert, CEO (NY Yankees, 1915-39), dies

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1941 James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • 1943 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist (b. 1889)
  • 1947 Veit Valentin, German/US historian (German People), dies at 61
  • 1953 Paul Niggli, Swiss Mineralogist (crystal structures), dies at 64
  • 1954 Roland Diggle, composer, dies at 69
  • 1958 Edna Purviance, actress (Charlie Chaplin, Sunnyside), dies at 61
  • 1958 John Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/church historian, dies at 75
  • 1958 Jesse L. Lasky, U.S. film producer (b. 1880)
  • 1960 Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Ital poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
  • 1962 Ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42
  • 1963 Leonardus G Kortenhorst, Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 76
  • 1968 Bill Masterson, NHL player for the Minnesota Northstars checked into the boards, dies two days later
  • 1969 Fred Price, cricket wicket-keep (England, v Aust Headingley 1938), dies
  • 1969 Wilton Graff, actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), dies at 65
  • 1971 Bernard "Heinz" Lammerding, Germ SS-gen/contractor (Tulle), dies at 65
  • 1971 Robert Still, English composer, dies at 60
  • 1974 Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (b. 1906)
  • 1974 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet (b. 1904)
  • 1976 Margaret Leighton, Brit actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53
  • 1978 Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn
  • 1978 Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees), dies at 96
  • 1979 Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33
  • 1979 Marjorie Lawrence, Australian soprano (b. 1907)
  • 1980 Andre Kostelanetz, Russian conductor, dies at 78
  • 1981 Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Mary, My Child), dies at 83
  • 1982 Marcel Camus, French director (Orfeu Negro), dies at 69
  • 1983 Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1983 D Mack Reynolds, US writer (Amazon Planet, Once Departed), dies
  • 1983 Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 71
  • 1983 John McHugh, actor (Unspeakable), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1985 Carol Wayne, Johnny Carson's teatime movie hostess, dies at 42
  • 1987 E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/co-founder (Trouw, Loyal), dies
  • 1988 Chiang Ching-huo, president of Taiwan (1978-88), dies at 69
  • 1989 Joe Spinell, actor (Maniac, Star Crash, Strike Force), dies at 51
  • 1992 Josef Neckermann, German founder mail-order firm/travel bureau, dies
  • 1992 Yvonne Bryceland, actress (Road to Mecca), dies of cancer at 66
  • 1993 Rene Pleven, PM of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies
  • 1993 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer (b. 1907)
  • 1994 Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist, dies at 79
  • 1994 Johan J Holst, Norwegian min of defense/foreign affairs, dies at 56
  • 1995 Arnold Smith, painter (Vigelius Prize 1935), dies at 89
  • 1995 Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, bishop, dies at 81
  • 1995 Maxwell Henley Harris, Austrian poet/publisher (Critics), dies at 73