On This Day for 21st January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 185

  • 1077 German King Heinrich IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness
  • 1276 Pierre de Tarantaise elected Pope Innocence V
  • 1287 The treaty of San Agayz is signed. Minorca is conquered by King Alfons III of Aragon.
  • 1324 Zen Buddhist religious debate between Tendai & Shingon
  • 1522 Head inquisitor Adrian Florisz Boeyens elected pope
  • 1525 The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.
  • 1542 Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard
  • 1664 Count Miklos of Zrinyi sets out to battle Turkish invasion army
  • 1677 1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox), Boston
  • 1732 Russia & Persia sign Treaty of Riascha
  • 1749 The Verona Philharmonic Theatre was destroyed by fire. It was rebuilt in 1754.
  • 1789 1st American novel, WH Brown's "Power of Sympathy" is published
  • 1793 Prussia & Russia sign partition treaty, dividing Poland.
  • 1793 Louis XVI of France is executed by the guillotine in Paris, following his conviction for high treason.
  • 1813 Pineapple introduced to Hawaii (or 01/111)
  • 1818 Keats writes his poem "On a Lock of Milton's Hair"
  • 1821 Paramaribo Suriname catches fire, 4 die
  • 1827 Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing
  • 1830 Portsmouth (Ohio) blacks forcibly deported

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1846 1st edition of Charles Dickens' "Daily News"

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1853 Envelope-folding machine patented by Russell Hawes, Worcester, Mass

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1861 Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and 4 other southern senators resign (U.S Civil War)

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1863 City of Dublin leases part of Cattle Market for 100,000 years
  • 1864 The Tauranga Campaign of the New Zealand Wars begins
  • 1874 Franz Grillparzer's "Libussa" premieres in Vienna
  • 1879 Henrik Ibsen's "Et Dukkehjem" premieres in Copenhagen
  • 1880 1st US sewage disposal system separate from storm drains, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1887 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) forms
  • 1887 Brisbane receives a daily rainfall of 465 millimetres (18.3 inches), a record for any Australian capital city.
  • 1890 1st issue of Propria Cures, Amsterdam student-weekly newspaper
  • 1893 The Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, was formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate which is now Botswana.
  • 1894 Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 500m in 47.8 sec
  • 1899 Opel manufactured its first automobile.
  • 1900 The second contingent of Canadian troops sails from Halifax to fight in South Africa against the Boers
  • 1901 Clyde Fitch's "Climbers" premieres in NYC
  • 1903 "Wizard of Oz" premieres in NYC

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1903 Harry Houdini escapes from Halvemaansteeg police station in Amsterdam

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • 1903 International Theater (Majestic, Park) opens at 5 Columbus Circle NYC
  • 1904 Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa" premieres in Brno
  • 1907 Kenora Thistles sweep Mont Wanderers in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 1908 August Strindberg's "Spoksonaten" premieres in Stockholm
  • 1908 NYC regulation makes it illegal for a woman to smoke in public
  • 1910 British-Russian military intervention in Persia
  • 1913 Aristide Briand forms French government for the 2nd time
  • 1915 Kiwanis International founded in Detroit
  • 1919 Irish militant nationalist party Sinn Fein creates its own parliament in Dublin and declares Ireland independent of Great Britain, sparking the Irish War of Independence
  • 1920 14th Davis Cup: Australasia beats Great Britain in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1921 The Italian Communist Party was founded at Livorno.
  • 1922 1st slalom ski race run, Murren, Switzerland
  • 1925 Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe president
  • 1926 Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties
  • 1927 1st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)
  • 1929 Robert Sherriff's "Journey's End" premieres in London
  • 1932 USSR & Finland stop non-attack treaty
  • 1935 12.0" (30.5 cm) of rain falls, Quinault RS, Wash (state record)
  • 1935 WFI-AM in Philadelphia Penn merges with WLIT as WFIL (now WEAZ)
  • 1935 Wilderness Society incorporated in USA
  • 1938 Dutch government starts obligatory unemployment insurance

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1939 George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "American Way" premieres in NYC

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart
  • 1939 US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
  • 1939 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
  • 1940 Foreign correspondents in Netherlands subjected to censorship
  • 1941 1st anti-Jewish measures in Bulgaria
  • 1941 1st commercial extraction of magnesium from seawater, Freeport, TX
  • 1941 Australian and British troops attack Tobruk, Libya
  • 1941 British communist newspaper "Daily Worker" banned
  • 1942 Bronx magistrate rules all pinball machines illegal
  • 1942 Count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump"
  • 1942 Tito's partisans occupy Foca
  • 1943 Soviet forces reconquer Worosjilowsk
  • 1943 Soviet forces reconquer Gumrak airport near Stalingrad
  • 1943 Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Royal Navy, promoted to Admiral of the Fleet
  • 1944 447 German bombers attack London
  • 1944 649 British bombers attack Magdeburg
  • 1945 British troops land on Ramree, near coast of Burma
  • 1946 "Nellie Bly" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1947 "Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances
  • 1947 Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel
  • 1948 W Indies v England, Test debut Walcott, Weekes & Jim Laker
  • 1949 1st inaugural parade televised (Harry Truman)
  • 1950 "Lend an Ear" closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • 1950 NY jury finds former State Dept official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury

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1950 T. S. Eliot's play "The Cocktail Party" premieres in NYC

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • 1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
  • 1952 Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India
  • 1953 John Foster Dulles appointed as US Secretary of State
  • 1954 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited (NYC)
  • 1954 USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, launched on the Thames, Connecticut.
  • 1954 4th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 98-93 (OT) at New York City
  • 1956 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden NYC after 849 performances
  • 1956 William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of New Yorker
  • 1957 KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 Phillies agree to televise 78 games into NYC (doesn't happen)
  • 1958 8th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 130-118 at St. Louis
  • 1960 Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km
  • 1960 Rock falls traps 437 at Coalbrook, South Africa; 417 die of methane poisoning
  • 1961 "Conquering Hero" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1961 KIFI TV channel 8 in Idaho Falls, ID (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 Portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 232

  • 1338 King Charles V, (Charles the Wise), of France (1364-80)
  • 1571 John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)
  • 1659 Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect
  • 1721 James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)
  • 1735 Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer
  • 1743 John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton)
  • 1751 Josephus Andreas Fodor, composer
  • 1759 Johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot
  • 1762 Giuseppe Antonio Silvani, composer
  • 1771 Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director
  • 1775 Manuel Garcia, composer
  • 1792 Tsjalling Hiddes Halbertsma, Fries story teller (Rhymes & Tales)
  • 1796 John Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author
  • 1801 Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer
  • 1804 Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)
  • 1814 Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer
  • 1815 Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia)
  • 1815 John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900)
  • 1821 John Cabell Breckinridge, (D) 14th US VP (1857-61)/mjr-gen (Confed)
  • 1823 Alexandre Edouard Goria, composer

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1824 Thomas Jackson ["Stonewall"], Clarksburg, Virginia, Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed), (d. 1863)

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • 1825 Imre Madách, Hungarian writer (d. 1864)
  • 1827 Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (d. 1900)
  • 1829 Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet
  • 1833 Norman Willis, union leader (Britain's Trades Union Congress)
  • 1840 Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, Hastings, English Physician and feminist who was one of the first female medical students at a British university
  • 1848 Henri Duparc, French composer
  • 1855 John M Browning, US, weapons manufacturer
  • 1859 Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer
  • 1860 Karl Staaff, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)
  • 1867 James Marcus, New York, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail)
  • 1867 Maxime Weygard, French general/gov-gen (Algeria)
  • 1867 Willem C Royaards, Dutch theater director (Summer Games)
  • 1867 Ludwig Thoma, German writer (d. 1921)
  • 1872 Jonkhr Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, Dutch foreign minister
  • 1875 John Lindworsky, German jesuit/psychologist (Der Wille)
  • 1875 Paul E Kahle, Germany, professor of oriental studies
  • 1878 Egon Friedell, Austria, journalist/actor/writer (Der Partylowe)
  • 1882 Pavel Florensky, Russian mathematician (d. 1937)
  • 1883 Olav Aukrust, Norway, poet
  • 1883 Amang Rodriguez, Filipino politician (d. 1964)
  • 1884 Katie Sandwina, Germany, legendary woman weight-lifter
  • 1884 Roger Nash Baldwin, founder (American Civil Liberties Union)
  • 1885 Umberto Nobile, Italian general
  • 1886 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy
  • 1887 Alfred Henry Ackley, composer

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1887 Georges Vezina, Chicoutimi Quebec, Canadian ice hockey goalie (Vezina Trophy)

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • 1889 Bert Collins, cricketer (Aussie batsman in the post WW I years)
  • 1889 Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist (Social mobility)
  • 1891 Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese runner
  • 1891 Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer
  • 1891 Timothy Mather Spelman, composer
  • 1895 Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish couturier (d. 1972)
  • 1897 J Carrol Naish, actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan), born in NYC, New York
  • 1897 René Iché, French sculptor (d. 1954)
  • 1898 Avery Claflin, composer
  • 1898 John George, Syria, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu)
  • 1901 Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer (d. 1978)
  • 1904 Joseph Ford McGuinn, actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1904 Richard P Blackmur, Mass, critic/poet (Good European)

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1905 Christian Dior, Normandy France, fashion designer (New Look)

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • 1905 Karl Wallenda, German acrobat (d. 1978)
  • 1906 Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer
  • 1906 John Putz, journalist
  • 1906 Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
  • 1909 Todor Skalovski, composer
  • 1910 Lord Cayzer, British financier/swcheeps magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1910 Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • 1911 Stanley William Reed, cineaste
  • 1912 Konrad Bloch, Germany, biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964)
  • 1915 Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 [JW] Al James Woodie exander, songwriter/vocalist
  • 1917 Rohan Butler, historian
  • 1918 Geoffrey Dawes, physiologist
  • 1918 Richard D. Winters, American war hero
  • 1918 Chichay, Filipino actress (d. 1993)
  • 1919 Jinx Falkenburg, Barcelona Spain, actress (Masquerade Party)
  • 1920 Donald Cuthbert Coleman, economic historian
  • 1920 Errol Walton Barrow, PM of Barbados (DLP) (1966-76, 1986-87)
  • 1920 Torsten Nilsson, composer
  • 1921 Barney Clark, 1st to receive a permanent artificial heart
  • 1921 John Doucette, Brockton Mass, actor (Lock Up, Big Town)
  • 1921 Todor Popov, composer
  • 1921 Howard Unruh, American mass murderer
  • 1922 Jean P Vroom, Dutch sculptor
  • 1922 Paul Scofield, Hurst England, actor (A Man for All Seasons, Train)
  • 1922 Telly Savalas, Garden City NJ, American actor (Kojak) (d. 1994)
  • 1923 Judith Merril, [Josephine Juliet Grossman], sci-fi writer
  • 1923 Lola Flores, singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), born in Cadiz, Spain
  • 1924 Benny Hill, Southampton England, comedian (Benny Hill Show)
  • 1925 Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway writer
  • 1926 Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer
  • 1926 Raf Reymen, Flemish actor
  • 1926 Steve Reeves, Glasgow Montana, actor (Hercules, Hercules Unchained)
  • 1926 Brian Brockless, English organist (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1985)
  • 1930 Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1932 Boris Shakhlin, Russia, gymnast (Olympic-gold-1956-60-64)
  • 1933 Itzhak Fuks, Israeli El Al captain, crashed in Amsterdam
  • 1933 William Wrigley III, chewing gum mogul (Wrigleys)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1966 Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1975 Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (57) weds toy inventor Jack Ryan (48) (div. 1976)
  • 1989 "Falcon Crest" actor Lorenzo Lamas (31) weds actress Kathleen Kinmont (23) at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 2015 "One Tree Hill" star Chad Michael Murray (33) weds actress Sarah Roemer (30)

Famous Divorces

  • 2011 Actress Jaime Pressly (35) divorces entertainment lawyer Simran Singh (33) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 1 year of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 138

  • 304 Saint Agnes (martyred) (b. 291)
  • 879 Boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies
  • 917 Erchanger, Duke of Swabia (c. 880)
  • 1118 Pope Paschal II, born Raniero (1099-1118) dies
  • 1519 Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475)
  • 1527 Juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489)
  • 1546 Azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491)
  • 1596 John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66
  • 1609 Joseph Justus Scaliger, French inventor of "Julian Period", dies at 68
  • 1626 John Dowland, English composer (In Darkness We Dwell), dies at 62
  • 1638 Ignazio Donati, Italian composer (c. 1570)
  • 1665 Domenico Mazzocchi, composer, dies at 72
  • 1670 Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright, dies at 80
  • 1683 Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury, dies at 61
  • 1686 Nicolas-Francois Blondel, French architect, dies
  • 1699 Obadiah Walker, English writer (b. 1616)
  • 1704 Willem B Schepers, Dutch merchant/ship owner, dies at about 83
  • 1706 Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (b. 1649)
  • 1710 Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic (b. 1638)
  • 1722 Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton, English supporter of William III of England (b. 1661)
  • 1731 Thomas Woolston, English theologian (b. 1669)
  • 1746 Gottfried Kirkhoff, composer, dies at 60
  • 1766 James Quin, English actor (b. 1693)
  • 1773 Alexis Piron, French writer (b. 1689)
  • 1774 Mustafa III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1717). Reigns 1757 to 1774. Dies at 56
  • 1793 Louis XVI, French King (1774-93), beheaded during the French Revolution at 38
  • 1795 Samuel Wallis, English navigator (b. 1728)
  • 1809 Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (b. 1729)
  • 1814 Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, French writer and botanist (b. 1737)
  • 1815 M Claudius, writer, dies at 74
  • 1823 Cayetano José Rodríguez, Argentine cleric, journalist and poet (b. 1761)
  • 1831 Achim v Arnim, writer, dies at 49
  • 1851 Gustav Albert Lortzing, composer, dies at 49
  • 1870 Alexander Herzen, Russian writer (b. 1812)
  • 1871 John J Rochussen, gov-general of Neth-Indies (1845-51), dies at 73
  • 1872 Franz Grillparzer, Austrian playwright (Sappho/Libussa), dies at 81
  • 1881 Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1802)
  • 1882 Anton Emil Titl, composer, dies at 72
  • 1883 Jacopo Tomadini, composer, dies at 62
  • 1884 Auguste Franchomme, composer, dies at 75
  • 1888 Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer, dies at 83
  • 1891 Calixa Lavallee, composer, dies at 48
  • 1892 John Couch Adams, English co-discoverer of Neptune, dies
  • 1894 Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer, dies at 24
  • 1901 Elisha Gray, American inventor (b. 1835)
  • 1903 Hermanus J A M Schaepman, Dutch clergyman/politician, dies at 58
  • 1914 Theodor Kittelsen, Norwegian artist (b. 1857)
  • 1919 Gojong of Joseon, Emperor of Korea (b. 1852)

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1924 Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin, Russian Revolutionary leader and Premier, dies of a stroke at 53

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin

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1926 Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), dies at 81

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi
  • 1927 Floris H Verster, Dutch painter/cartoonist/etcher, dies at 65
  • 1928 George Goethals, American army engineer (b. 1858)
  • 1931 Felix Blumenfeld, Russian composer, conductor and pianist, dies at 67
  • 1932 [Giles] Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic, dies at 51
  • 1933 George A. Moore, Irish novelist (b. 1852)
  • 1937 Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (b. 1898)
  • 1938 George Melies, French early filmmaker (A Trip to the Moon), dies at 76
  • 1942 Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/musicologist/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1943 Otakar Sini, composer, dies at 61
  • 1944 Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer, dies at 74
  • 1944 Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, German major/pilot, shot down
  • 1948 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer, dies at 72

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1950 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46

  • 1954 Billy Jenkins, dies at 69
  • 1955 Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/High Council, dies at 59
  • 1955 Archie Hahn, American athlete (b. 1880)
  • 1956 Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)
  • 1957 Arthur L Bowley, English statistician/economist, dies at 87
  • 1959 Lamar Stringfield, composer, dies at 61

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1959 Cecil B. DeMille, American filmmaker (The Ten Commandments, Samson and Delilah), dies of heart failure at 77

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • 1961 John Joseph Becker, composer, dies a day before 75th birthday
  • 1962 Andre Lhote, French painter/art historian, dies at 76
  • 1963 Al St John, actor (Law & Order, Devil Riders), dies at 70
  • 1963 Franz Jung, writer, dies at 74
  • 1964 Joseph Schildkraut, actor (Cleopatra, Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 68
  • 1965 Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68
  • 1967 Ann Sheridan, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies of cancer at 51
  • 1968 Will Lang Jr., American magazine executive (b. 1914)
  • 1971 Richard B Russell, (Sen-D-Ga), dies at 73
  • 1974 Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author, dies at 48
  • 1974 Ken Viljoen, cricketer (played 27 Tests for South Africa 1930-47), dies
  • 1974 Lewis L Strauss, head US Atomic Energy Comm (1953-58), dies at 78
  • 1975 Marie Lohr, actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel, Escapade), dies at 84
  • 1977 John Vincent, composer, dies at 74
  • 1977 Zoltan Vasarhelyi, composer, dies at 76
  • 1977 Sandro Penna, Italian poet (b. 1906)
  • 1978 Freda Utley, British scholar and author. (b. 1898)
  • 1981 Allyn Joslyn, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79
  • 1981 Norman Stronge, former Ulster Unionist Member of Parliament, assassinated by IRA alondside son James
  • 1981 James Stronge former Ulster Unionist Member of Parliament, assassinated by IRA, alondside his father Norman
  • 1984 Jackie Wilson, US singer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49
  • 1984 Giannis Skaribas, Greek writer, dramatist, and poet (b. 1893)
  • 1985 Barbara Cowsill, rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema
  • 1985 James Beard, American chef and author (b. 1903)
  • 1985 Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)
  • 1987 Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83
  • 1987 Charles Goodell, American politician (b. 1926)
  • 1988 Abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies
  • 1989 Billy Tipton, American musician (b. 1914)
  • 1989 Carl Furillo, American Baseball player (b. 1922)