On This Day for 19th January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 179

  • 379 Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire
  • 973 Pope Benedictus VI elected
  • 1419 French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
  • 1493 France cedes Roussillon & Cerdagne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
  • 1511 Mirandola surrenders to the French.
  • 1520 Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, was mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.
  • 1547 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, executed in the Tower of London for treason
  • 1607 San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is currently the oldest church in the Philippines

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1668 King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1714 Richard Steele publishes "Crisis" defending Hanoverian success
  • 1746 Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Stirling [OS= Jan 8]
  • 1770 Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
  • 1785 First manned balloon flight in Ireland
  • 1795 Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy
  • 1806 Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope
  • 1808 Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law
  • 1810 Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50°F (10°C)

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1812 Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.

1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister
Arthur Wellesley
  • 1825 Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
  • 1829 Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1" premieres

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1833 Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1839 Aden conquered by British East India Company
  • 1853 Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" premieres in Rome
  • 1861 Misssissippi troops take Fort Massachusetts and Ship Island (US Civil War)
  • 1861 Georgia secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
  • 1862 Battle of Mill Springs, KY (Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads)
  • 1863 General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland
  • 1865 NV Suriname Bank established
  • 1865 Union occupies Fort Anderson, NC
  • 1871 1st Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey

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1883 The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1884 Jules Massenet's opera "Manon" premieres in Paris
  • 1885 Battle of Abu Klea, Sudan, between the British Desert Column and Mahdist forces: 76 British and 1,100 Mahdists killed
  • 1886 Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota
  • 1893 Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder premieres in Berlin.
  • 1898 Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game
  • 1899 Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
  • 1903 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England
  • 1903 New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced

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1906 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1909 Eugene Walter's "Easiest Way" premieres in NYC
  • 1910 Germany & Bolivia end commerce/friendship treaty
  • 1910 US National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
  • 1913 Raymond Poincaré installed as president of France
  • 1915 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
  • 1915 Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude
  • 1917 The Silvertown explosion: 300 die when a munitions factory in Essex explodes.
  • 1918 Soviets disallow a Constitution Assembly
  • 1918 Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles between the Red Guards and the White Guard.
  • 1919 National elections held in Germany to form a National Constituent Assembly and draft a constitution
  • 1920 Alexandre Millerand forms French government
  • 1920 US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
  • 1921 Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
  • 1922 Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
  • 1923 WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions
  • 1925 -48°F (-44°C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
  • 1927 British government decides to send troops to China
  • 1929 Acadia National Park, Maine established
  • 1929 Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
  • 1932 Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game
  • 1934 Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson's appeal for reinstatement
  • 1935 KLM begins flight path between Curacao & Aruba
  • 1935 Coopers Inc. sells the world's first men's briefs in Chicago, calls it the "Jockey"

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1937 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1937 Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
  • 1938 General Motors begins mass production of diesel engines
  • 1939 Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 sec
  • 1941 British offensive in Eritrea
  • 1941 British troops occupies Kassalaf, Sudan
  • 1942 Japanese forces invade Burma
  • 1942 Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers
  • 1943 Uprising in Warsaw ghetto
  • 1943 Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
  • 1947 SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
  • 1949 Cuba recognises Israel.
  • 1950 Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
  • 1952 NFL takes control of NY Yanks
  • 1952 PGA approves allowing black participants
  • 1953 Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
  • 1955 "Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
  • 1955 "Scrabble" debuts on board game market

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1955 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1956 Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field
  • 1957 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1958 Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
  • 1960 Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
  • 1961 1st episode of "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
  • 1963 51st Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-2, 6-2)

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1963 51st Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Ken Fletcher (6-3, 6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 1964 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
  • 1964 KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1966 Indira Gandhi elected India's 4th Prime Minister

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1966 Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1966 Tippett's cantate "Vision of St Augustine" premieres in London
  • 1967 Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife)
  • 1968 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill calls for "a new endeavour by organisations in Northern Ireland to cross denominational barriers and advance the cause of better community relations"
  • 1969 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
  • 1969 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • 1969 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 237

  • 399 Pulcheria, Byzantine empress (d. 453)
  • 1200 Dogen Kigen, Japan, Zen teacher, 1st patriarch of the Japanese Soto
  • 1544 Francis II de Valois-Angouleme, king of France (1559-60)
  • 1613 Jacques Huyn, composer
  • 1639 Noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian
  • 1676 John Weldon, composer
  • 1679 Girolamo Chiti, composer
  • 1686 Hakuin Ekakuborn, Japan, Zen Buddhist
  • 1736 James Watt, Scotland, inventor (steam engine)
  • 1736 Laurens P van de Spiegel, Dutch regent/secretary of State 1787-95
  • 1737 Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Fr writer (Paul et Virgin)
  • 1739 Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect (d. 1808)
  • 1749 Isaiah Thomas, US, printer/editor/publisher/historian
  • 1752 James Morris III, American army officer (d. 1820)
  • 1757 Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, German Princess (d. 1831)
  • 1760 Melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer
  • 1790 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)
  • 1798 Auguste Comte, philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism)
  • 1802 [Jean] Silvain van de Weyer, 1st Belgium min of Foreign affairs (1831)
  • 1806 Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1807 Robert E. Lee, Stratford Virginia, American Confederate General in Chief during US Civil War, (d. 1870)

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1808 Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887)

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1809 Edgar Allan Poe, author (Pit & the Pendulum), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1813 Henry Bessemer, engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine)
  • 1816 Henry Gray, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1820 John Haskell King, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1888)
  • 1827 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (Rafagas,)
  • 1830 George Blake Cosby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1909)
  • 1832 Ferdinand Laub, composer
  • 1832 Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer
  • 1837 William Williams Keen, surgeon (brain)
  • 1839 Bohumil Pazdirek, composer

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1839 Paul Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence Provence, French painter (d. 1906)

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne
  • 1848 John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman (d. 1904)
  • 1851 David Starr Jordan, NY, biologist/university pres (Leland Stanford)
  • 1851 Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer
  • 1858 Eugene Brieux, French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)
  • 1859 Alice Eastwood, botanist (Handbook of Trees of California), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1863 Werner Sombart, German fascist (Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben)
  • 1866 Harry Davenport, actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin), born in NYC, New York
  • 1868 Gustav Meyrink, writer
  • 1869 Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Dir (League of Nations)
  • 1873 Hans E Blaich, writer
  • 1878 Herbert Chapman, English football player and manager (d. 1934)
  • 1879 Marie Koenen, author/wife of Felix Rutten (Wassend Cereal)
  • 1879 Boris Savinkov, Russian writer (d. 1925)
  • 1883 Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
  • 1884 Albert Louis Wolff, composer
  • 1887 Alexander Woollcott, NJ, short story writer (Man Who Came to Dinner)
  • 1889 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Davos Switzerland, painter, sculptor and dancer
  • 1892 Olafur Thors, Icelandic PM (6 times, 1942-63)
  • 1897 Natacha Rambova, Salt Lake City UT, costume designer
  • 1897 René Victor, Flemish lawyer/knight (Rechtskundig Weekblad)
  • 1899 [John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion, organist/composer
  • 1902 Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
  • 1903 Alfred Lane Beit, connoisseur
  • 1904 James Winston Watts, developer (Frontal Lobotomy)
  • 1905 Anne Schumacher Hummert, Baltimore US, leading creator of daytime radio serials during the 1930s and 1940s
  • 1905 Oveta Culp Hobby, government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)
  • 1906 Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
  • 1906 Lanny Ross, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1907 Lillian Harvey, actress (Invitation to the Waltz), born in London, England
  • 1908 Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)
  • 1909 Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (d. 2003)
  • 1910 Willi Schmidt, Germany, director
  • 1912 Francis David Charteris, earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
  • 1912 Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch soc dem chairman (1965-69)
  • 1912 Leonid V Kantorovich, St Petersburg Russia, economist (Nobel)
  • 1913 Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author
  • 1913 Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (d. 1955)
  • 1913 "Minnesota Fats", American billiards player (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
  • 1915 Alvy West, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917 John Raitt, Bonnie Raitt's father/singer/actor (Pajama Game)
  • 1917 Rudolf Maros, composer
  • 1918 John H Johnson, US, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet)
  • 1919 Anthony Dexter, [Walter Fleischmann], NB Canada, actor (Valentino)
  • 1919 Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1920 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian United Nations Secretary General
  • 1921 Patricia Highsmith, [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train)
  • 1921 "Billy Batts" Devino, American gangster (d. 1970)
  • 1922 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Guy Madison, [Robert Moseley], California, actor (Wild Bill Hickok)
  • 1922 Ken Hughes, director (Casino Royale), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1923 Jean Stapleton, actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family) (d. 2013), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Markus Wolf, German spy (d. 2006)
  • 1924 7th earl of Carnarvon, English large landowner
  • 1924 Jean Francois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jesus)
  • 1924 Nicholas Colasanto, Providence RI, actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers)
  • 1925 Nina [Mary] Bawden, English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman), (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Fritz Weaver, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1926 Libera Carlier, Flemish author (Action Station Go!)
  • 1928 Dainin Katagiri, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1928 Edward Gerard Schurmann, composer
  • 1929 Ulu Grosbard, Belgium, actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love)
  • 1930 John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
  • 1930 Tippi Hedren, New Ulm, Minnesota, American actress (The Birds, Marnie)
  • 1931 Robert MacNeil, news anchor (NBC Weekend News, 1965-67), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1931 Ron Packard, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
  • 1932 Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1872 Physicist Wilhelm Röntgen (26) weds Anna Bertha Ludwig in Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen

HeartWedding of Interest

1884 Painter Thomas Eakins (39) weds painter and photographer Susan Macdowell (32) in a Quaker ceremony

Painter Thomas Eakins
Painter
Thomas Eakins

HeartWedding of Interest

1957 Golfer Gary Player (21) weds Bobby Verwey's sister Vivienne Verwey

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 2012 Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in Mumbai
  • 2013 Figure skater five-time world champion Michelle Kwan (32) weds Clay Pell at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island
  • 2013 "Big Brother" Daniele Donato (26) weds Dominic Briones at the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach, California
  • 2016 "Ghajini" actress Asin Thottumkal (30) weds Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma in India

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1977 Director Martin Scorsese (34) divorces Julia Cameron (28) after 1 year of marriage

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 117

  • 639 Dagobert I, king of Austrasia/Soissons/Burgundy/Neustrië, dies
  • 1479 Johan II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81
  • 1526 Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (b. 1501)
  • 1547 Henry Howard, earl of Surrey, army commander/poet, beheaded at 29
  • 1549 Barthout van Assendelft, 1st land advocate of Holland, dies
  • 1576 Hans Sachs, composer, dies at 81
  • 1591 Edmond Auger, French jesuit (under Henri III), dies at about 60
  • 1625 Erhard Buttner, composer, dies at 32
  • 1629 Abbas I, Shah of Persia (1588-1629), dies at 57
  • 1647 Johan van Beverwijck, physician (Treas of Ongesontheyt), dies at 52
  • 1661 Thomas Venner, Fifth Monarchist (executed) (b. 1799)
  • 1669 Leo Allatios, Greek/Italian theologist/literary, dies at about 82
  • 1692 John Commelin, director of Hortus Botanist (Amsterdam), dies at 62
  • 1729 William Congreve, English dramatist (Love for Love), dies at 58
  • 1747 Johann Bode, "discoverer" of Bode's Law, dies
  • 1757 Thomas Ruddiman, Scottish classical scholar (b. 1674)
  • 1785 Jonathan Toup, English classical scholar and critic (b. 1713)
  • 1795 Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer, dies at 74
  • 1805 Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer, dies at 43
  • 1830 Wenzel Thomas Matiegka, composer, dies at 56
  • 1833 Louis Joseph Ferdinand Herold, French composer (b. 1791)
  • 1839 Georg Abraham Schneider, German composer, dies at 38
  • 1851 Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (b. 1805)
  • 1865 Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist (b. 1809)
  • 1874 H v Fallersleben, writer, dies at 75
  • 1878 Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67
  • 1885 Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle
  • 1893 Julius Eichberg, composer, dies at 68
  • 1894 Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer, dies at 58
  • 1905 Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (b. 1817)
  • 1913 David Emlyn Evans, composer, dies at 69
  • 1927 Carlota of Mexico, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86
  • 1929 Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (b. 1873)
  • 1934 Armand Parent, composer, dies at 70
  • 1939 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1944 Harold Fraser-Simson, composer, dies at 71
  • 1945 Ernest B Allo, French theologist, dies at 71
  • 1948 Tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869)
  • 1951 Constantin Nottara, composer, dies at 60
  • 1954 Theodor Kaluza, German scientist (b. 1885)
  • 1956 Charles Dingle, American actor (The Little Foxes), dies at 68
  • 1957 József Dudás, Romanian/Hungarian resistance fighter (b. 1912)
  • 1962 Snub Pollard, actor (Limelight, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1964 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
  • 1965 Frank Reicher, actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89
  • 1967 Grace Cunard, actress (Untamed, Ressurection), dies at 73
  • 1968 Ray Harroun, American race car driver (b. 1879)
  • 1969 Charles Winninger, actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island), dies at 84
  • 1970 Hal March, actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49
  • 1971 Harry Shields, American musician (b. 1899)
  • 1972 Michael Rabin, American violinist (b. 1936)
  • 1973 Max Adrian, Irish actor (Boy Friend), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1975 Thomas Hart Benton, American painter dies at 85 (b. 1889)
  • 1976 Kevin Coughlin, actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30
  • 1976 Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (b. 1886)
  • 1977 Geraldine Brooks, actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51
  • 1979 Paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies
  • 1980 Richard Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 69
  • 1980 William O Douglas, member US Supreme court (1939-75), dies at 81
  • 1982 Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy (WW II), dies at 77
  • 1982 Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies [or 1/20]
  • 1982 Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • 1984 Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)
  • 1987 Gerald Brenan, English writer, dies at 92
  • 1988 Ballard Berkeley, actor (East meets West), dies at 83
  • 1989 Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies
  • 1990 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, indian guru, dies at 58
  • 1990 Herbert Wehner, German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83
  • 1990 Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
  • 1991 Don Beddoe, actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87
  • 1991 Glenn Langan, actor (Big Chase, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies at 73
  • 1991 John Russell, actor/writer (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
  • 1991 Marcel Chaput, Quebec politician (b. 1918)
  • 1993 Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
  • 1993 Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), dies at 72
  • 1993 Reginald Lewis, CEO (Beatrice), dies of brain cancer at 50
  • 1993 William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • 1995 Eugene Fuller, polymath/linguist, dies at 80
  • 1995 Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
  • 1996 Bernard Baily, comic artist, dies at 79
  • 1996 Donald Simpson, film producer, dies at 52
  • 1996 Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/South African activist, dies at 70
  • 1997 Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White in Disney's animated film, dies at 70
  • 1997 George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher, dies at 88
  • 1997 James Dickey, poet/novelist, dies at 84
  • 1998 Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, dies at 65
  • 1999 Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby union footballer (b. 1967)
  • 2000 Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2000 Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-born actress (b. 1913)

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • 2001 Dario Vittori, Argentinean actor (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Françoise Giroud, French writer and journalist (b. 1916)
  • 2004 Harry E. Claiborne, American judge (suicide) (b. 1917)
  • 2004 David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1955)
  • 2005 Anita Kulcsár, Hungarian handball player (b. 1976)
  • 2005 Bill Andersen, New Zealand communist and trade union leader (b. 1924)
  • 2005 K. Sello Duiker, South African novelist (b. 1974)
  • 2006 Anthony Franciosa, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2006 Aoun Al-Sharif Qasim, Sudanese writer and Islamic scholar (b. 1933)
  • 2006 Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricket player (b. 1921)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2006 Wilson Pickett, American singer (b. 1941)

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett