On This Day for 16th January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 185


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27 BC The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate.

Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar
Roman Emperor
Augustus Caesar
  • 550 Gothic War (535-552): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
  • 929 Caliphate of Cordoba is established by Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III
  • 1120 The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
  • 1219 Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, thousands killed
  • 1362 A great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt.
  • 1412 The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
  • 1492 The first grammar of a modern language, Spanish, is presented to Queen Isabella.

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1493 Columbus leaves the new world and sets sail for Spain on his 1st trip

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1531 English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
  • 1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow

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1556 Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1572 Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.
  • 1581 English parliament passes laws against Catholicism
  • 1605 The first edition of Book One of "Don Quixote" is published in Spain
  • 1707 The Act of Union is ratified by the Scottish Parliament
  • 1756 Britain & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster
  • 1761 The British capture Pondicherry, India, from the French.
  • 1765 Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major)
  • 1776 Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks
  • 1777 Vermont declares independence from NY
  • 1780 Battle at Cape St Vincent: admiral Rodney beats Spanish fleet
  • 1793 French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution
  • 1795 French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1809 Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of Corunna
  • 1819 Godert Alexander Gerard Philip, Baron van der Capellen, becomes governor-general of Dutch East Indies

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1832 Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1847 John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
  • 1862 Hartley Colliery disaster results in 204 deaths
  • 1863 -Aug 23rd) Cruise of CSS Florida
  • 1864 Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee
  • 1865 Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Ft Fisher NC, 40 die
  • 1865 Gen Wm Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks)
  • 1865 SF Dramatic Chronicle started
  • 1868 Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit
  • 1870 Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after Civil War
  • 1871 Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as 2nd black congressman
  • 1877 Color organ (for light shows) patented, by Bainbridge Bishop
  • 1878 Captain Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman rule.
  • 1879 January record 13" of snow falls in NYC (broken Jan 7, 1996)
  • 1883 Pendleton Act creates basis of US Civil Service system
  • 1883 Quebec Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1887 Cliff House damaged when powder cargo of schooner "Parallel" explodes
  • 1889 128°F (53°C), Cloncurry, Queensland (Australian record)
  • 1896 Defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.

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1897 John Dewey's essay "My Pedagogic Creed" appears in School Journal

Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer John Dewey
Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer
John Dewey
  • 1900 The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
  • 1900 The US gains control over Tutuila in Samoa and several smaller Pacific islands
  • 1905 Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman completes eighth transaction in 8 months
  • 1905 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Dawson City (Yukon) in 2 games Ottawa Silver 7 beats Dawson City (Yukon) 23-2 for Stanley Cup, this is most lopsided playoff game, Frank McGee scores 14 goals
  • 1906 -Apr 13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)
  • 1908 Pinnacles National Monument, California established
  • 1909 British explorers David, Mawson & Mackay reach south magnetic pole as part of the Nimrod Expedition
  • 1911 Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east
  • 1913 British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland (but the Great War gets in the way of it happening)

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1914 Writer Maxim Gorky returns to Russia

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • 1915 Congress authorizes $1 & $50 Panama-Pacific Intl Expo gold coin
  • 1917 The Greek Government accepts reparations for Allied losses sustained in recent actions in Greece
  • 1918 Austria and Germany are disrupted by strikes as people express impatience with leaders continuing the war
  • 1919 Prohibition ratified by 3/4 of US states; Nebraska is 36th
  • 1920 1st assembly of the League of Nations (Paris)
  • 1920 Georgia declares independence
  • 1920 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated is founded at Howard University
  • 1921 Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece (4th time)
  • 1925 Gen M Froense replaces Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Defense

ReplacementLeadership Contest

1925 In the aftermath of Lenin's death, Stalin and Trotsky battle for leadership; today, Trotsky resigns as chairman of the Russian Revolutionary Military Council

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky

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1931 Bradman scores 223 Australia v WI, 297 mins, 26 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1933 Bert Oldfield flattened by Larwood delivery in Adelaide Test
  • 1936 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fla
  • 1936 Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president
  • 1936 Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form Unidad Popular
  • 1938 1st jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall (Benny Goodman)
  • 1939 The IRA begins a bombing campaign in England
  • 1941 US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor
  • 1941 War Dept forms first Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets
  • 1942 William Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a general in US army
  • 1943 -60°F (-51°C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)
  • 1943 1st US air raid on Ambon
  • 1943 German 2nd SS-Panzer division evacuates Charkow
  • 1943 Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad

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1944 Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1945 Scottish 52nd land division/1st Commando brigade-assault at Heinsberg
  • 1945 US 1st & 3rd army meet at Houffalise

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1945 Adolf Hitler moves into the Fuhrerbunker, his underground bunker

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1947 Vincent Aurial elected president of France
  • 1948 35 Haganah members are ambushed & killed in Gush Etzyon
  • 1949 "Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 1949 KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1949 WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, D.C. (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1950 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands recognize Israel
  • 1951 Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi
  • 1951 World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, NYC)
  • 1952 New Dutch bible translation finished

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1952 US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1953 Egyptian Premier Gen Naguib disbands all political parties
  • 1953 KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 "South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performances
  • 1955 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
  • 1955 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-19
  • 1956 Egyptian pres Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 219

  • 1245 Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)
  • 1409 René I of Naples (d. 1480)
  • 1477 Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)
  • 1501 Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)
  • 1587 Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter
  • 1616 François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
  • 1626 Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)
  • 1634 Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)
  • 1672 Francesco Mancini, composer
  • 1675 Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (d. 1755)
  • 1697 Richard Savage, English poet
  • 1728 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
  • 1749 Vittorio A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
  • 1757 Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
  • 1804 Karl August Krebs, composer
  • 1807 Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1877)
  • 1815 Adolph Trube, composer
  • 1815 Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, Maj-General (Union Army)
  • 1834 Albert Lindley Lee, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1907)
  • 1836 King Francis II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1894)
  • 1837 James Phillip Simms, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1887)
  • 1838 Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917)
  • 1844 Ismail Qemali, Albanian nationalist (d. 1919)

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1853 Andre Michelin, France, industrialist/tire manufacturer (Michelin)

Industrialist André Michelin
Industrialist
André Michelin
  • 1853 Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor/theater director (Kathleen)
  • 1853 Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander (d. 1947)
  • 1853 Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Russian philosopher (d. 1900)
  • 1864 Frank Bacon, actor/author (Lightnin)
  • 1868 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer
  • 1870 Wilhelm Normann, German chemist (hardening of oils)
  • 1872 Edward G Craig, actor/director (On the art of theatre)
  • 1872 Henri-Paul Busser, composer
  • 1873 Boyd Alexander, English explorer
  • 1874 Robert Service, England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee)
  • 1875 Leonor Michaelis, German enzyme kinetic theorist (d. 1947)
  • 1878 Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], American actor (Aces Wild, Border Cafe, Air Force), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1878 Robert Garbe, German poet (Gorniek)
  • 1885 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40)
  • 1885 Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (d. 1967)
  • 1887 John Hamilton, Penn, actor (Perry White-Superman)
  • 1888 Osip Brik, Russian writer (d. 1945)
  • 1890 Karl Freund, Czech/Austrian cameraman/director
  • 1890 Lloyd Bacon, actor (Charlie Chaplin), born in San Jose, California
  • 1893 Daisy Kennedy, Australian violinist (d. 1981)
  • 1894 Guy Chamberlin, early NFL end/coach (Canton, Frankford, Cards)
  • 1894 Irving Mills, American jazz music publisher (d. 1985)
  • 1895 Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
  • 1896 Ruth Rose, American screenwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1897 Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (d. 1977)
  • 1898 Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
  • 1898 Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)

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1901 Fulgencio Batista, president/dictator of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59)

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • 1901 Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Eric Liddell, China, English 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1902 Evelyn Levine, composer
  • 1904 Max Vredenburg, composer
  • 1905 Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor
  • 1906 Clement Greenberg, art critic
  • 1906 Diana Winyard, actress (Cavalcade), born in London, England
  • 1907 Alexander Knox, Canada, actor (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind)
  • 1907 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist
  • 1907 Paul Nitze, American government official (d. 2004)
  • 1908 Ethel Merman, stage & screen actress (Anything Goes, Call Me Madam)
  • 1908 Günther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
  • 1910 David McCampbell, US pilot/capt (WW II-Pacific-downed 34 Jap planes)
  • 1911 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar
  • 1911 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1911 Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Franz Tumler, Austria, author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
  • 1914 Roger Aubert, Belgium, church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)
  • 1914 Roger Wagner, American choral musician (d. 1992)
  • 1916 Frederick Stewart, British geologist
  • 1917 Buddy Lester, actor (Nick-Phil Silvers Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1917 Carl Karcher, founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter
  • 1918 Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
  • 1918 Clem Jones, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1919 Bob Boucher, Kent Ohio, orchestra leader (Music on Ice)
  • 1920 Elliott Reid, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1922 Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)
  • 1923 Martin Stokken, Norway, nordic relay (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • 1923 Roy Lanham, Western guitar player (Sons of the Pioneers), born in Corbin Kentucky
  • 1923 Willem Aantjes, Dutch politicial leader (CDA)
  • 1923 Gene Feist, American stage actor and producer
  • 1923 Anthony Hecht, American poet (d. 2004)
  • 1924 Katy Jurado, Mexico, actress (High Noon, Trapeze, Barabbas, AKA Pablo)
  • 1926 John "Jack" Layden, local politician
  • 1928 Ezra Sims, composer
  • 1928 John William Fozard, aircraft designer
  • 1928 William Kennedy, US writer
  • 1928 Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano (d. 1996)
  • 1929 Allard Lowenstein, radical (Students for Democratic Action)
  • 1929 Francesco Scavullo, celebrity photographer, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1929 Tage Nielsen, composer
  • 1930 Norman Podhoretz, author/editor (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930 Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist
  • 1931 Johannes Rau, German politician (d. 2006)
  • 1932 Dian Fossey, American zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), born in San Francisco, California

Famous Weddings

  • 1325 Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade

HeartWedding of Interest

1864 White chapel murder victims Mary Ann Nichols (18) weds printer's machinist William Nichols

First Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann Nichols
First Victim of Jack the Ripper
Mary Ann Nichols
  • 1865 Confederate soldier during US Civil War Brigadier General John Pegram marries Hetty Cary

HeartWedding of Interest

1921 Politician Elpidio Quirino (30) weds girlfriend Alicia Syquia

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino

HeartWedding of Interest

1954 Painter Marcel Duchamp (66) weds Alexina Duchamp (48) in New York City

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp
  • 1999 "General Hospital" actor Steve Burton (29) weds model Sheree Gustin (22) at a cliffside church in Dana Point, California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 137

  • 308 Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies
  • 429 Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]
  • 960 Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople
  • 1343 Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies
  • 1400 John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352)
  • 1545 George Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484)
  • 1547 Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477)
  • 1554 Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480)
  • 1585 Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, English admiral (b. 1512)
  • 1595 Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies
  • 1659 Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (b. 1580)
  • 1703 Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64
  • 1710 Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (b. 1675)
  • 1711 Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (b. 1651)
  • 1747 Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (b. 1680)
  • 1748 Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (b. 1684)
  • 1750 Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshall (b. 1667)
  • 1752 Francis Blomefield, English topographer (b. 1705)

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1794 Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), dies in London at 56

Historian Edward Gibbon
Historian
Edward Gibbon
  • 1809 Sir John Moore, British General, at the Battle of Corunna (b. 1761)
  • 1817 Antonin Josef Alois Volanek, composer, dies at 55
  • 1817 Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman (b. 1759)
  • 1834 Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician (b. 1769)
  • 1838 Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [OS]
  • 1842 Thomas Freanby, Norwegian landscape painter, dies
  • 1849 Wilhelm M L de Wette, German theologist, dies at 69
  • 1856 Thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (b. 1795)
  • 1864 Anton Schindler, German violinist/biographer (Beethoven), dies at 68
  • 1865 Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (b. 1828)
  • 1879 Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827)
  • 1886 Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51
  • 1891 Clement Philibert Leo Delibes, composer (Lakmé), dies at 54
  • 1892 Imakita Kosen, Zen teacher/abbot of Engagkuji monastery, dies
  • 1893 Johan Philip Koelman, painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 74
  • 1898 Charles Pelham Villiers, longest-serving MP in the British House of Commons (b. 1802)

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1901 Hiram R. Revels, American politician, 1st African American Senator, dies at 73

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
  • 1901 Jules Barbier, French opera librettist (b. 1825)
  • 1901 Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter (b. 1827)
  • 1906 Marshall Field, founder of Marshall Field and Company (b. 1834)
  • 1907 Alfred Shaw, cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), dies
  • 1912 Georg Heym, German writer, dies in an ice skating accident at 24
  • 1916 Arnold Aletrino, Dut physician-criminologist (From Death), dies at 57
  • 1917 George Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)
  • 1919 Jaroslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 19
  • 1919 Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, President of Brazil (b. 1848)
  • 1920 Reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60
  • 1924 Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist (b. 1859)
  • 1934 Annie Patterson, composer, dies at 65
  • 1935 Richard Wetz, composer, dies at 59
  • 1935 Ma Barker, American criminal (b. 1871)
  • 1936 Albert Fish, American serial killer, executed at 65
  • 1942 Carole Lombard, American actress (To Be or Not to Be), dies of plane crash at 33
  • 1943 Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88
  • 1945 Dennis Donnini, Brit rifleman (Victoria Cross), dies in battle at 19
  • 1946 Johanna HC Albregt, actress/wife of Henri Dons (Paradise), dies at 71
  • 1954 Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies
  • 1957 Alexander Cambridge, gov-gen (S Afr 1923-31/Canada 1940-5), dies at 82
  • 1957 Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89
  • 1961 Janos Viski, composer, dies at 54
  • 1962 Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77
  • 1962 Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor (b. 1883)
  • 1962 Frank Hurley, Australian photographer (b. 1885)
  • 1963 Gilardo Gilardi, composer, dies at 73
  • 1963 Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player (b. 1918)
  • 1966 Margarete Susman, writer, dies at 91
  • 1967 Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Sage of Kai-Roi), dies at 72
  • 1967 Robert J Van De Graaff, US nuclear physicist, dies at 65
  • 1968 Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84
  • 1969 Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
  • 1969 Vernon Duke, composer, dies at 65
  • 1970 Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61
  • 1971 Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68
  • 1971 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (b. 1890)
  • 1972 David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
  • 1972 Teller Ammons, American politician (b. 1895)
  • 1973 Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
  • 1979 Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71

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1979 Ted Cassidy, actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46

  • 1979 August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (b. 1897)
  • 1980 Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94
  • 1981 Bernard Lee, English actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
  • 1982 Red Smith, American sports columnist (b. 1905)
  • 1985 Robert Fitzgerald, U.S. poet and translator (b. 1910)
  • 1986 Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher (b. 1892)
  • 1987 Ilse Lagner, German antiwar writer, dies at 87
  • 1987 Earl Wilson, Bdwy columnist (Midnight Earl), dies in Yonkers at 79
  • 1987 Ilse Langen, writer, dies at 87
  • 1987 Joyce Jameson, comedienne (Spike Jones Show), dies at 54
  • 1987 Bertram Wainer, Australian pro-abortion campaigner (b. 1928)
  • 1988 Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (b. 1899)
  • 1989 Pierre Boileau, screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82
  • 1989 Romo Vincent, actor (Naked Jungle), dies
  • 1989 Trey Wilson, actor (Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona), dies
  • 1992 Roselle Novelle, silent film actress, dies at 95
  • 1993 Florence Desmond, [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
  • 1993 Glenn Corbett, US actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
  • 1993 Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide
  • 1993 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
  • 1994 Harry Nilsson, singer/Songwriter, dies at 52
  • 1994 Martin Kosleck, German/US actor (Hitler Gang), dies at 86