On This Day for 20th January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 200

  • 250 St Fabian ends his reign as Catholic Pope (236-50)
  • 820 Book of mother, published
  • 1045 Giovanni di Sabina elected Pope Sylvester III
  • 1156 According to legend, freeholder Lalli slays English crusader Bishop Henry with an axe on the ice of Lake Köyliönjärvi in Finland
  • 1265 The first Parliament of England summoned other than by royal command (in this instance by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester) met in Westminster Hall
  • 1320 Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland
  • 1356 Edward Balliol abdicates as King of Scots.
  • 1502 The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro is first explored.
  • 1503 Casa Contratacion (Board of Trade) found (Spain) to deal with American affairs
  • 1513 Christian II succeeds Johan I as Danish/Norwegian king
  • 1523 Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.
  • 1576 The Mexican city of León is founded by order of the viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de Almansa.
  • 1613 Peace of Knarod ends War of Kalmar between Denmark & Sweden
  • 1648 Cornerstone of Amsterdam townhall laid
  • 1667 Treaty of Andrussovo-ends 13 year war between Poland & Russia
  • 1778 1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass
  • 1781 1st edition of Pieter It Hoens "Post of Neder-Rhijn" published
  • 1785 Samuel Ellis advertises to sell Oyster Island (Ellis Is), no takers
  • 1788 Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah, Ga

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1801 John Marshall appointed US chief justice

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
John Marshall

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1807 Napoleon convenes great Sanhedrin, Paris

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1809 1st US geology book published by William Maclure
  • 1839 In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance.
  • 1840 Dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica
  • 1840 Dutch King Willem II crowned
  • 1841 China cedes Hong Kong to the British during the 1st Opium War
  • 1850 Investigator, first ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England
  • 1860 Dutch troops conquer Watampone in Celebes
  • 1866 Prim's Insurrection in Spain ends
  • 1868 Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee

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1869 Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before US Congress

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • 1870 "City of Boston" vanishes at sea with all 177 aboard

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1870 Hiram R. Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis as US Senator for Mississippi

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1872 California Stock Exchange Board organized
  • 1879 British troops under Lord Chelmsford set camp at Isandlwana
  • 1883 Billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England v Aust MCG
  • 1887 US Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor
  • 1892 1st basketball game played (Mass)
  • 1905 The US begins supervision of the Dominican Republic's national and international debts, testing Roosevelt's 'Corollary' to the Monroe Doctrine
  • 1910 Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in 2 for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1910)
  • 1914 The first group of Transvaal Indian women satyagrahis are released from Pietermaritzburg Prison in South Africa after three months imprisonment
  • 1920 Dutch 2nd Chamber passes school laws
  • 1920 The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.
  • 1921 British submarine HMS K5 (which was unusually equipped with steam turbines) sank with 57 crew during exercises in the Bay of Biscay
  • 1921 Dagestan ASSR forms in RSFSR
  • 1921 Mountain Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR
  • 1921 Republic of Turkey declared in remnants of Ottoman Empire
  • 1922 Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premieres, Paris
  • 1925 The Soviet and Japan sign a convention resuming relations: Russia agrees to limit revolutionary activity of the Third Communist International, while Japan agrees to leave the Sakhalin
  • 1926 2nd German government of Luther begins
  • 1929 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, "In Old Arizona"
  • 1930 1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)
  • 1934 Japan sends Henry Pu Yi as regent to emperor of Manchuria

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1936 Edward VIII succeeds British king George V

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • 1937 -45°F (-43°C), Boca, California (state record)
  • 1937 1st US Presidential Inauguration day held on Jan 20th, (previously March 4th)
  • 1939 Charles Ives' 1st Sonata "Concord" premieres
  • 1941 Bela Bartok's 6th string quartet, premieres in NYC
  • 1942 Japanese invade Burma
  • 1942 Nazi officials hold notorious Wannsee conference in Berlin to organise the "final solution", the extermination of Europe's Jews
  • 1943 Lead, South Dakota, temp is 52°F, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood SD records -16°F
  • 1943 Operation Weiss: German, Italian, Bulgarian & Croatian troops attempt to retake land liberated by Tito's partisans
  • 1944 RAF drops 2,300 ton bombs on Berlin

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1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt sworn-in for an unprecedented (and never to be repeated) 4th term as US President

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1945 The Hungarian Provisional Government concludes an armistice with the USSR, US, and Britain, agree to pay reparations and to join the war against Germany
  • 1946 F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government
  • 1947 Brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA

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1949 J. Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple

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1949 US President Harry Truman announces his four point program

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1950 "Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances
  • 1950 Suriname becomes independent part in Realm of Netherlands
  • 1950 1950 NFL Draft: Leon Hart from University of Notre Dame first pick by Detroit Lions
  • 1952 British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1952 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1953 1st US telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo NY

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1953 1st live US coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1954 -70°F (-57°C), Rogers Pass, Montana (US 48 state record)
  • 1954 Dmitri Shostakovitch's' "Concertino opus 94" premieres
  • 1954 The National Negro Network is established with 40 charter member radio stations.
  • 1955 The first nuclear powered submarine, USS Nautilus, launched at Groton, Connecticut

Music releaseMusic Recording

1956 Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1957 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1957 Gomulka wins Poland's parliamentary election
  • 1957 Morton Gould's "Declaration" premieres in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 1958 KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 A group attempting the 1st surface crossing of Antarctic join up at the South Pole
  • 1959 Dmitri Shostakovitch's Moscow-Tsjerjomoesjki premieres in Moscow
  • 1960 Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo
  • 1961 Francis Poulenc's "Gloria" premieres in Boston

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1961 Robert Frost recites "Gift Outright" at JFK's inauguration

Poet Robert Frost
Poet
Robert Frost
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1961 Yugoslav ex-vice-president Milovan Djilas flees
  • 1961 The Democrat J.F. Kennedy is inaugurated as President of the United States, the youngest ever sworn in
  • 1962 "Kean" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • 1964 "Meet The Beatles" album released in US
  • 1965 The Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
  • 1965 The Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man"
  • 1965 The US Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1965 Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1968 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 253

  • 225 Gordian III, Roman Emperor (d. 244)
  • 1292 Elisabeth I of Bohemia (d. 1330)
  • 1358 Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (d. 1382)
  • 1435 Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (d. 1490)
  • 1554 King Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578)
  • 1586 Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel)
  • 1622 Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns
  • 1651 Edward Tyson, British Physician and father of comparative anatomy (The Anatomy of a Pygmy, 1698)
  • 1654 Michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet
  • 1664 Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (d. 1718)
  • 1681 Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, composer
  • 1703 Joseph-Hector Fiocco, composer
  • 1716 Carlos III, king of Naples/Spain (1759-88) Pompei/Jesuits
  • 1716 King Charles III of Spain (d. 1788)
  • 1716 Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (d. 1795)
  • 1732 Richard H Lee, US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 1743 Pascal Boyer, composer
  • 1761 Giovanni Domenico Perotti, composer
  • 1762 Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, composer
  • 1763 Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish patriot
  • 1775 André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (d. 1836)
  • 1781 Joseph Hormayr Freiherr zu Hortenburg, Austrian politician (d. 1848)
  • 1782 Johan B J F S, archduke of Austria
  • 1783 Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (d. 1860)
  • 1798 Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas (d. 1858)
  • 1804 Eugène Sue, French novelist (d. 1857)
  • 1806 Nathaniel Willis, writer/editor/founder (American Monthly Mag)
  • 1809 Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma)
  • 1812 Ralph Pomeroy Buckland, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1812 Thomas Meik, Scottish engineer (d. 1896)
  • 1813 Jacon Gartner Lauman, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • 1820 Anne Jemima Clough, England, promoted higher education for women
  • 1831 Pieter J Joubert, general (South Africa)
  • 1834 George D. Robinson, 34th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • 1837 David Josiah Brewer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1910)
  • 1843 Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
  • 1844 Johan Peter Selmer, composer
  • 1847 W R Pettiford, Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank)
  • 1855 Amedee-Ernest Chausson, composer
  • 1865 Friedrich A H von Waldeck, brother of queen Emma/last ruler of Waldeck
  • 1866 Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)
  • 1867 Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (d. 1944)
  • 1870 Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer
  • 1873 Charles A Ellwood, US, sociologist/psychologist
  • 1873 Johannes V Jensen, Denmark, novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)
  • 1876 Józef Hofmann, Polish pianist (d. 1967)
  • 1877 Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1878 Finlay Currie, Scotland, actor (Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe, Avengers)
  • 1880 Walter W. Bacon, American politician (d. 1962)
  • 1883 Betram Home Ramsay, English admiral/Commander Allied Naval Forces
  • 1884 A[braham P] Merritt, US, sci-fi author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!)

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1888 Lead Belly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line), (d. 1949)

Blues Musician Lead Belly
Blues Musician
Lead Belly
  • 1889 Allan Haines Loughead, American aviation executive (d. 1969)
  • 1891 Mischa Elman, Talnoye Ukraine, US violinist
  • 1892 Roscoe Ates, Grange Miss, actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass)
  • 1893 Kaj Birket-Smith, Danish etnologist/anthropologist (Eskimos)
  • 1893 Georg Åberg, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
  • 1894 Harold L Gray, creator (Little Orphan Annie)
  • 1894 Walter Hamor Piston, Rockland Maine, composer (Incredible Flutis)
  • 1895 Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress/songwriter (Hallelujah)
  • 1896 Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik)
  • 1896 George Burns, [Nathan Birnbaum], actor/comedian (Oh God), born in NYC, New York
  • 1896 Rolfe Sedan, actor (Mailman-George Burns Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1896 Isabel Withers, American actress (d. 1968)
  • 1897 Mae Busch, Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist)
  • 1898 Colin Clive, [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein)
  • 1898 U Razak, Burmese politician (d. 1947)
  • 1899 Alexander Tcherepnin, composer
  • 1899 Kenjiro Takayanagi, VP (JVC)
  • 1900 Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer
  • 1900 Doris Deane, WI, entertainer
  • 1900 Colin Clive, British actor (d. 1937)
  • 1903 Leon Ames, Portland Indiana, actor (Mr Ed, Father of the Bride)
  • 1903 Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian
  • 1904 Alexandra Danilova, Peterhof Russia, ballerina (Turning Point)
  • 1904 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/grandson of Bakunin
  • 1904 Theodore Brameld, author/educator (Use of Explosive Ideas)
  • 1907 Roy Welensky, Premier (Rhodesia/Nyasaland 1956-63)
  • 1908 Ian Peebles, cricketer (Scottish leg-spinner, England 1927-31)
  • 1908 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress/producer (Masquerade)
  • 1908 Wilfred Conwell Bain, composer
  • 1910 Abram Hill, director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)
  • 1910 Ennio Porrino, composer

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1910 Joy Adamson, (born Friederike Viktoria Gessner) Troppau Austria-Hungary, naturalist/author (Born Free)

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson
  • 1910 Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician
  • 1910 Nina Verchinina, dancer choreographer/teacher
  • 1912 Christopher Casson, Irish actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita)
  • 1912 Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (d. 1970)
  • 1914 Wensley Pithey, Cape Town South Africa, actor (Winston Churchill-Ike)
  • 1915 C W Ceram, [Kurt W Marek], German/US writer (March of Archaeology)
  • 1915 Joe Hitchcock, darts player (leader of St Dunstan's Four)
  • 1915 Ghulam Ishaq Khan, President of Pakistan (d. 2006)
  • 1916 Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier of Suriname (1963-69)
  • 1916 Walter Bartley, biochemist
  • 1919 Alex Nicol, Ossining NY, actor (Man From Laramie, Air Cadet)
  • 1919 Royalton Kisch, British(?) conductor
  • 1919 Stepan Lucky, composer
  • 1920 DeForest Kelley, actor (Dr McCoy-Star Trek), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1920 Peter Clemoes, anglo-Saxon scholar
  • 1920 Richard John Copeland Atkinson, archaeologist

Famous Weddings

  • 1382 King Richard II of England marries Anne of Bohemia and daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor at Westminster Abbey. Anne died of plague in 1394.
  • 1800 Napoleon I's sister Carolina marries King Joachim Murat of Naples

HeartWedding of Interest

1968 Actress Sharon Tate (24) weds actor/director Roman Polanski (34) in Chelsea, London

Actress and Murder Victim Sharon Tate
Actress and Murder Victim
Sharon Tate
  • 2001 "Fast Lane" actor Peter Facinelli (27) weds actress and director Jennie Garth (28) at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Montecito, California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 125

  • 250 Fabianus, Pope (236-50)/saint, dies
  • 288 St. Sebastian, early Christian martyr (commemorated as his feast day)
  • 820 Muslim jurist Abu Abdallah M ibn Idris al-Sjafi'i, dies
  • 842 Theophilus, Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies
  • 882 Louis II/III the Younger, German king (876-82), dies
  • 1156 Bishop Henry, patron saint of Finland
  • 1191 Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (b. 1167)
  • 1479 John II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81
  • 1569 Miles Coverdale, English bible translator Great bible, dies at 80
  • 1612 Rudolf II von Habsburg, emperor of Germany (1576-1612), dies at 59
  • 1639 Mustapha I, sultan of Turkey (1622-23), dies
  • 1666 Anna of Austria, queen of France/daughter of Philip III, dies at 64
  • 1691 Christian de Placker, composer, dies at 77
  • 1707 Humphrey Hody, English theologian (b. 1659)
  • 1709 François de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (b. 1624)
  • 1713 Pavao Vitezovic, Croatian historian, dies
  • 1727 John van Bylevelt, Catholic apostole, dies
  • 1739 Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (b. 1659)
  • 1745 Charles VII Albert, German emperor (1742-45), dies at 47
  • 1751 John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (b. 1665)
  • 1770 Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1722)
  • 1779 Johannes Burman, Dutch botanist, plant author and physician, dies at 71
  • 1779 David Garrick, English actor (b. 1717)
  • 1789 Johann Christoph Oley, composer, dies at 50
  • 1798 Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master, dies at 66
  • 1810 Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania (b. 1722)
  • 1813 C M Wieland, writer, dies at 79
  • 1819 Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808), dies at 70
  • 1830 Michal Bogdanowicz, composer, dies at 50
  • 1837 John Soane, English architect (Book of Designs), dies at 84
  • 1838 Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer, dies at 64
  • 1848 Christian VIII of Denmark (b. 1786)
  • 1850 Adam Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (b. 1779)
  • 1857 Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer, dies at 32
  • 1859 B v Arnim, writer, dies at 73
  • 1859 Bettina Brentano, composer, dies at 73
  • 1862 Felix Zollicoffer, Gen killed after mistakenly riding into Union lines
  • 1873 The Venerable Father Basil Anthony Marie Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross (b. 1799)
  • 1875 Jean-François Millet, French painter (b. 1814)
  • 1882 John Linnell, British painter/minaturist/engraver, dies
  • 1890 Franz Paul Lachner, composer, dies at 86
  • 1891 David Kalakahua, emperor of Hawaii, dies
  • 1896 Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37
  • 1900 John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81
  • 1900 Richard D Blackmore, English novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74
  • 1901 Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (b. 1826)
  • 1905 Stanislaw Pilinski, composer, dies at 65
  • 1914 Emil Liebling, composer, dies at 62
  • 1914 Henry Southwick Perkins, composer, dies at 80
  • 1920 Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876)

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1936 George V, King of Britain (1910-36), dies at 70

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 1940 Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)
  • 1943 Giacomo Benvenuti, composer, dies at 57
  • 1944 James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist (b. 1860)
  • 1947 Josh Gibson, Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35
  • 1949 Josephus T J Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), dies at 87
  • 1952 Arthur Farwell, composer, dies at 74
  • 1954 Fred Root, cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests v Aus 1926), dies
  • 1954 Warren Bardsley, cricketer (41 Tests for Australia, 2469 runs), dies
  • 1957 James Connolly, 1st Oly winner (1896) since Barasdates (369 CE), dies
  • 1959 Carl Switzer, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31
  • 1960 Matt Moore, actor (Deluge, Coquette), dies at 72
  • 1962 Robinson Jeffers, poet/playwright (Dear Judas), dies at 75
  • 1964 Jan Rychlik, composer, dies at 47
  • 1965 Alan Freed, DJ (Big Beat), dies at 42
  • 1971 Gilbert M Anderson, actor (1st Movie Cowboy), dies at 88
  • 1973 Amilcar L Cabral, fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51
  • 1973 Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (b. 1885)
  • 1974 Edmund Blunden, British poet/critic, dies at 77
  • 1975 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor, dies at 81
  • 1979 Gustav Winckler, Danish singer (b. 1925)
  • 1982 Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brus 1974), dies at 31[or 1/19]
  • 1983 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (b. 1933)
  • 1984 Johnny Weissmuller, US swimmer (Olympics-5 gold-1924, 28), dies at 79
  • 1985 Jo Juda, Dutch musician, dies at 75
  • 1987 Tom Dollery, cricketer (4 Tests for Eng 1947-50), dies
  • 1988 Philippe de Rothschild, Bordeaux Vineyard manager, dies in Paris at 86
  • 1988 Dora Stratou, Greek choreographer and folklorist (b. 1903)
  • 1989 Beatrice Lillie, actress (Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies at 94
  • 1989 Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (b. 1938)
  • 1990 Barbara Stanwyck, [Ruby Stevens], actress (Big Valley), dies at 82
  • 1990 Miloslav Istvan, composer, dies at 61
  • 1990 Naruhito Higashi-Kuni, Japanese PM (1945), dies
  • 1990 Hayedeh, Persian singer (b. 1942)
  • 1991 Bill Riordon, US tennis promotor (Jimmy Connors), dies
  • 1991 Louis Seigner, actor (Eclipse, Special Section), dies in a fire at 87
  • 1992 Muhammad Abd al-Khaliq Hassuna, sec-gen of Arab League (1952-72), dies

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1993 Audrey Hepburn, actress (Roman Holiday), dies of colon cancer at 63

  • 1993 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], US director/actor (Rainmaker), dies at 80
  • 1993 Mercer McCleod, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 86
  • 1994 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenyan vice-pres (1963-66), dies at about 81
  • 1994 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84
  • 1995 Mehdi Bazargan, director Iranian oil corp/premier (1979), dies at 86
  • 1995 Robert Shaw, town Planner, dies at 81
  • 1996 Buster Benton, singer/guitarist, dies at 63
  • 1996 David Robin Francis Guy Greville, 8th Duke of Warwick, dies at 61
  • 1996 Ellis Hillman, politician, dies at 68
  • 1996 Gerald Joseph Mulligan, baritone saxophonist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1996 Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent, dies at 83
  • 1996 Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic, dies at 85