On This Day for 23rd January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 215

  • 393 Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor.
  • 909 John of Rila aka Saint Ivan and the fable of two pies.
  • 971 In China, the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops. The Southern Han state is forced to submit to the Song Dynasty, ending Southern Han rule, also first regular war elephant corps employed in Chinese army
  • 1265 1st English Parliament not summoned by the monarch formally convened (some authorities)
  • 1368 In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
  • 1490 1st printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul
  • 1546 Having published nothing for eleven years, Francois Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.
  • 1552 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes mandatory in England
  • 1556 Shaanxi Earthquake - deadliest ever recorded kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China
  • 1570 Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out

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1571 Queen Elizabeth I of England opens Royal Exchange in London

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1579 Union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic
  • 1631 France & Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Barwald
  • 1637 Dutch governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco, Brazil
  • 1643 Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians in English Civil War

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1647 Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament

King Charles I
King
Charles I

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1656 Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales.

Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher Blaise Pascal
Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher
Blaise Pascal

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1663 King Louis XIV affirms covenant with Rÿnstaten

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1668 England, Netherlands & Sweden sign Triple Alliance against French
  • 1719 Liechtenstein became a sovereign member state of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1779 Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra)
  • 1789 Georgetown, 1st US Catholic college, founded
  • 1793 2nd Partition of Poland, between Prussia & Russia
  • 1793 Humane Society of Philadelphia (1st aid society) organized
  • 1796 Armand-Gaston Camus becomes chairman of Council of 500
  • 1812 7.8 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri
  • 1833 Joseph Pease, a Quaker, admitted to Parliament on his affirmation
  • 1845 Uniform US election day for president & VP authorized

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1849 Mrs Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman physician in US

  • 1849 Patent granted for an envelope-making machine

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1853 John Wilkes Booth is baptized at St. Timothy's Protestant Episcopal Church

  • 1855 The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota, a crossing made today by the Father Louis Hennepin Bridge.
  • 1856 Steamer Pacific lost
  • 1859 Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii begins an eruption that lasts 300 days
  • 1862 Agoston Haraszthy, 1st vintner in Sonoma Valley, California imports 10,000 grape vine cuttings
  • 1865 -Jan 25th) Battle of City Point, VA (James River, Trent's Reach)
  • 1870 173 Blackfoot (140 women & children) killed in Montana by US Army
  • 1879 US National Archery Association forms (Crawfordsville, Ind)

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1889 Daniel Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago

Heart surgeon Daniel Williams
Heart surgeon
Daniel Williams
  • 1894 G W Bunbury of Dublin sets shorthand record of 250 wpm for 10 min
  • 1896 Edward Macdowell's 2nd Suite in E premieres
  • 1897 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Abbey Grange" (BG)
  • 1897 Elva Zona Heaster is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband is perhaps the only case in United States history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction.

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1899 Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.

Revolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • 1902 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Toronto Wellingtons in 2 for Stanley Cup

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1904 Ålesund Fire: the Norwegian coastal town Ålesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless and one person dead. Kaiser Wilhelm II funds the rebuilding of the town in Jugendstil style.

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1907 Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American US senator
  • 1908 US & Great Britain demand end of abuses in Congo
  • 1909 1st radio rescue at sea
  • 1912 The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.
  • 1913 The 'Young Turks' lead a coup d'etat against the Turkish Government
  • 1916 Temp falls from 44°F (7°C) to -56°F (49°C) night of 23-24, Browning MT
  • 1920 Dutch refuse to turn over ex-Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany to allies
  • 1923 Taxi strike in Amsterdam begins (through March 9th)
  • 1924 Ramsey MacDonald forms 1st Labour government in Britain
  • 1924 Upon Stanley Baldwin's resignation. Ramsay MacDonald forms the first Labour Government, climaxing 24 years of effort by that party
  • 1926 Eugene O'Neill's "Great God Brown" premieres in NYC
  • 1928 "The Adventure of the Good Soldier Schweik" premieres in Berlin
  • 1930 Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto
  • 1930 George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Va established
  • 1930 WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions
  • 1932 El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers
  • 1933 20th amendment ratified changed date of US presidential inaugurations to 20th January
  • 1936 Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Curacao forms

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1937 Karl Radek & 16 others go on trial in Stalin's great purge

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1940 Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile
  • 1941 Ground breaking for NACA (now NASA) Lewis Research Center
  • 1941 WOR-AM in Newark NJ moves to NYC
  • 1942 Battle of Rabaul - Japanese attack Australian air base in Rabaul, New Britain
  • 1942 Japanese troops occupy Rabaul New Britain
  • 1942 Tank battle at Adzjedabia, Africa Korp vs British 8th army
  • 1943 66.34 cm (26.12"), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
  • 1943 British 8th army marches into Tripoli
  • 1943 Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • 1943 Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured

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1943 Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist
Duke Ellington

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1944 Arnold Schoenberg's "Ode to Napoleon" premieres in NYC

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1944 Det Red Wings score 15 goals against NY Rangers & NHL record 37 points, also most consecutive goals & most lopsided game 15-0
  • 1945 Dutch Premier Gerbrandy, exiled in London, tenders his resignation

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1945 World War II: Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.

Admiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz
Admiral and Navy Commander
Karl Dönitz
  • 1946 Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, becomes 1st director of CIA

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1948 Bradman scores 201 in 272 mins v India, 21 fours 1 six

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1948 Huston's "Treasure of Sierra Madre" starring Humphrey Bogart opens
  • 1948 Test debut of Neil Harvey, v India at Adelaide
  • 1950 3rd edition of Joseph Kane's Famous 1st Facts published
  • 1950 AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
  • 1950 Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
  • 1950 NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense & defense)
  • 1950 Rebel army of cap Raymond Westerner occupies Bandung
  • 1951 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young & Gertrude Berg win
  • 1953 Bobby Simpson makes 1st-class debut for NSW 16 yrs 357 days
  • 1953 NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1953 NFL's National & American conference become Eastern & Western conf
  • 1954 Harry van Thorn chosen chairman of Dutch KVP
  • 1954 Equal longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history ends - 18 games, 16 wins, 2 ties
  • 1955 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 1955 KORK (now KVBC) TV channel 3 in Las Vegas, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1955 Express train travelling from York to Bristol derails, killing 14 and injuring many other passengers
  • 1958 "Body Beautiful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • 1958 Dictator Marcos Perez Jiménez flees Venezuela, Larrazabal takes power

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 228

  • 1350 Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419)
  • 1574 Lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter
  • 1688 Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741)
  • 1719 John Landen, English mathematician (d. 1790)
  • 1730 Joseph Hewes, US merchant (Declaration of Independence signer)

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1737 John Hancock, merchant/statesman, (1st to sign Declaration of Independence), (d. 1793), [o.s. 1936-01-12]

Statesman John Hancock
Statesman
John Hancock
  • 1745 William Jessop, English canal engineer (d. 1814)
  • 1752 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer
  • 1761 Friedrich von Matthison, German poet (Adelaide)
  • 1762 Christian A Vulpius, Germany, writer (Rinaldo Rinaldini)
  • 1783 Stendhal, [Marie Henri Beyle], France, writer (Le Rouge et de Noir)
  • 1785 Carl A Agardh, Sweden, botanist/bishop of Karlstad
  • 1786 Auguste de Montferrand, French architect (d. 1858)
  • 1809 Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Freedom Fighter
  • 1813 Franz Commer, composer
  • 1816 Carl Herrmann, near Hanover Germany, stage magician
  • 1820 Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, composer
  • 1827 Takamori Saigo, Samurai, leader of Satsuma rebellion (d. 1877)
  • 1828 Calvin Edward Pratt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1896)
  • 1830 Gaston AA Marquis de Gallifet, French general/min of War (1899-1900)

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1832 Edouard Manet, Paris, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), (d. 1883)

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet
  • 1833 John Randolph Chambliss Jr, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1837 Amanda Berry Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist
  • 1840 Ernst Abbe, Germany, physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company)
  • 1843 Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg, composer
  • 1855 John Moses Browning, American inventor (d. 1926)
  • 1857 Andrija Mohorovicic, Croatian geologist (Moho discontinuity)
  • 1862 David Hilbert, Königsberg East Prussia, mathematician
  • 1865 Benjamin Delmonte, theater director/actor (Black Haired Whore)
  • 1867 Herbert Bedford, composer
  • 1868 Juventino Rosas, composer
  • 1869 Carlo Felice Boghen, composer
  • 1869 Herbert David Croly, US author (Promise of American Life)
  • 1872 Paul Langevin, French physicist (d. 1946)
  • 1872 Joze Plečnik, Slovenian architect (d. 1957)
  • 1878 Oton Zupancic, Slovenian poet (Zimzelen pod Snegom)
  • 1878 Rutland Boughton, composer
  • 1884 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • 1885 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, composer
  • 1888 Gilbert Ledward, British sculptor
  • 1888 Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and Physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1985)
  • 1889 Franklin Pangborn, Newark, actor (My Best Gal, Hats Off, Easy Living)
  • 1889 Prosper Arents, Flemish bibliographer (Rubens-bibliography)

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1891 Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher/marxist theorist

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci
Marxist Theorist and Politician
Antonio Gramsci
  • 1893 Frank Carlson, (Gov/Rep/Sen-R-Ks)
  • 1894 Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Patriot/Idiot)
  • 1896 Charlotte A E M W, grand duchess of Luxembourg (1919-64)
  • 1897 Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician
  • 1897 Sir William Samuel Stephenson, Canadian soldier, W.W.II codename, Intrepid. Inspiration for James Bond. (d. 1989)
  • 1897 Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (d. 2000)
  • 1898 Randolph Scott, actor (Last of the Mohicans, Western Union)
  • 1898 Freda Utley, British scholar and author (d. 1978)
  • 1899 Joseph Nathan Kane, historian (Famous Firsts)
  • 1899 Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (d. 1931)
  • 1900 Mary Philips, CT, actress (Farewell to Arms, Incendiary Blonde)
  • 1900 Ralph Graves, Cleve Ohio, actor (Dirigible, Flight, Dream Street)
  • 1900 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (d. 1988)
  • 1901 Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician
  • 1902 Benny Waters, saxophonist
  • 1903 Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (d. 1948)
  • 1904 Theodor Schaefer, composer
  • 1905 David Newell, Missouri, actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves)
  • 1905 Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges)
  • 1906 Bob Steele, Pendleton Oregon, actor (Duffy-F Troop, Big Sleep)
  • 1907 Dan Duryea, White Plains NY, actor (Pride of the Yankees)
  • 1907 Hediki Yukawa, Japan, physicist (Nobel 1949)
  • 1908 Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist
  • 1908 Pak Saleman Siswowitono, Javan/Surinamese writer
  • 1909 Norman Fulton, composer
  • 1910 Django Reinhardt, Belgium, Gypsy jazz guitarist
  • 1911 Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer
  • 1912 Ank van der Moer, actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy)
  • 1914 Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne
  • 1915 Herma Bauma, Austria, javelin thrower (Oly-gold-1948)
  • 1915 Potter Stewart, Mich, 94th Supreme Court justice (1958-81)
  • 1916 Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)
  • 1916 David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist
  • 1918 Gertrude Belle Elion, biochemist/drug researcher (Nobel 1988), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919 Bob Paisley, English soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool
  • 1919 Ernie Kovacs, Trenton NJ, comedian (Ernie Kovacs' Show)
  • 1919 Nina Dumbadze, USSR, Discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952)
  • 1919 Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist and underwater scientist, (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Erbet Pawel, biographer (Kafka)
  • 1923 Florence Halop, Queens, actress (Florence-Night Court, St Elsewhere)
  • 1923 Horace Ashenfelter, US, 3000m steeplechase (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1923 Walter M[ichael] Miller Jr, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, View from Stars)
  • 1924 Frank R Lautenberg, (Sen-D-NJ, 1982-2001, 2003-2013), (d. 2013)
  • 1925 Marty Paich, orchestra leader (Sonny & Cher, Glenn Campbell), born in Oakland, California
  • 1927 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Eugene Monti, Italy, bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)
  • 1928 Jeanne Moreau, Paris France, actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim)
  • 1928 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • 1928 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Ian Thomson, cricketer (England seam bowler v South Africa 1964-65)
  • 1929 John Polanyi, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1929 Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate
  • 1930 Derek Walcott, St Lucia, poet/writer (Omeros, Nobel 1992)
  • 1930 Ken Errair, rocker (Four Freshmen)
  • 1930 William Reid Pogue, Okemah Oklahoma, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Skylab 4), (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Bud Shuster, (Rep-R-PA, 1973- )

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1906 Composer Igor Stravinsky (23) weds Yekaterina Nosenko

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • 1999 Princess of Monaco Caroline (42) weds dynastic head of the House of Hanover and Britain's King George I descendant Prince Ernst August (45) in Monaco

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 129

  • 1002 Otto III, German king/emperor 983/996-1002, dies at 21
  • 1199 Yaqub, Almohad Caliph (b. 1160)
  • 1356 Margaretha of Bavaria, Emperess of Germany, dies
  • 1516 Ferdinand II, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 63
  • 1548 Bernardo Pisano, composer, dies at 57
  • 1549 Johannes Honter, Transylvanian Saxon humanist and theologian (b. 1498)
  • 1567 Jiajing, Emperor of China (b. 1507)
  • 1622 William Baffin, English explorer, dies at of a gunshot wound at about 38
  • 1639 Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake
  • 1648 Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish poet (Del Rey Abajo), dies at 40
  • 1708 Thomas Bullis, English composer, dies at 80 (buried)
  • 1744 Giambattista Vico, Italian philosopher and historian (b. 1668)
  • 1785 Matthew Stewart, Scottish mathematician (b. 1717)
  • 1789 Frances Brooke, English writer (b. 1724)
  • 1789 John Cleland, English novelist (b. 1709)
  • 1800 Edward Rutledge, US attorney (signed Decl of Indep), dies at 50
  • 1803 Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (b. 1725)
  • 1805 Vaclav Pichl, composer, dies at 63
  • 1805 Claude Chappe, French telecommunications pioneer (b. 1763)
  • 1806 William Pitt, the Younger, PM Great Britain (1783..1806), dies at 46
  • 1812 Robert Craufurd, British general (b. 1764)
  • 1813 George Clymer, US merchant (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 73
  • 1814 Georg Friedrich Theodor Wolf, composer, dies at 52
  • 1820 Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
  • 1833 Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, British admiral (b. 1757)
  • 1837 John Field, composer, dies at 54
  • 1838 Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director, dies at 67
  • 1845 Francesco Ruggi, composer, dies at 77
  • 1864 Michele Puccini, composer, dies at 50
  • 1866 Thomas Love Peacock, English satirist (b. 1785)
  • 1875 Charles Kingsley, English vicar/writer (Westward Ho!), dies at 55
  • 1879 Adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42
  • 1883 Gustave Doré, French artist, engraver, and illustrator (b. 1832)
  • 1891 Boudouin LPMCAJL, prince of Belgium/count of Flaanders, dies at 21
  • 1893 Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish poet (Granada), dies at 75
  • 1893 Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1825)
  • 1898 W A Remy, composer, dies at 66
  • 1908 Edward Alexander MacDowell, US composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47
  • 1913 Nazim Pasha, Turkey's PM, assassinated
  • 1921 Wlasyslaw Zelenski, composer, dies at 83
  • 1922 Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (b. 1855)
  • 1923 Max Nordau, Austrian author, philosopher, and Zionist leader (b. 1849)
  • 1926 Desire J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal, dies at 74
  • 1926 Joseph Carl Breil, composer, dies at 55
  • 1931 Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina (Diaghilew, Dying Swan), dies from pneumonia at 49
  • 1936 Dame Clara Butt, alto singer (Country of Hope & Glory), dies at 62
  • 1937 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (b. 1876)
  • 1939 Matthias Sindelar, Austria soccer star, commits suicide
  • 1941 Dobri Khristov, composer, dies at 65
  • 1943 Alexander Woollcott, critic, dies of a heart attack on radio, at 56

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1944 Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter (The Scream), dies at 80, bequeathing all of his work to the city of Oslo

Painter and Print Maker Edvard Munch
Painter and Print Maker
Edvard Munch
  • 1944 Viktor Gusev, Russian poet (b. 1909)
  • 1945 Helmuth J Moltke, German politician ("July 20th Plot"), executed at 37
  • 1946 Feliks Nowowiejski, composer, dies at 68
  • 1946 Matteo Giulio Bartoli, linguist, dies at 72
  • 1947 Pierre Bonnard, French painter/illustrator, dies at 79
  • 1947 Roy Park, cricketer (prolific Victorian bat & official), dies
  • 1956 Alexander Korda, English movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62
  • 1957 Willie Edwards, US African American, murdered by KKK at 25
  • 1958 Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (b. 1880)
  • 1964 Louis Horst, composer, dies at 80
  • 1969 Jaroslav Kricka, composer, dies at 86
  • 1971 Fritz Feigl, Austria-born chemist (b. 1871)
  • 1973 Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)
  • 1973 Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886)
  • 1975 Karel Paul van der Mandele, director (Rotterdam Bank), dies at 94
  • 1976 Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 44
  • 1976 Paul Robeson, athlete/lawyer/singer, dies in Philadelphia at 77
  • 1976 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian film and television actor (b. 1913)
  • 1977 Bernard "Toots" Shor, barkeeper, dies at 73
  • 1978 Jack Oakie, actor (Great Dictator, Gang Buster), dies at 74
  • 1978 Terry Kath, rock guitarist (Chicago), accidentally shot in head at 31
  • 1978 Vic Ames, American singer (Ames Brothers) (b. 1925)
  • 1981 Bobby Sherwood, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 66

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1981 Samuel Barber, American composer (School for Scandal), dies of cancer at 70

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
  • 1982 Hope Hampton, actress (Star Dust, Lawful Larcency), dies at 83
  • 1984 Samuel Gardner, composer, dies at 92
  • 1984 Mu'in Bseiso, Palestinian poet (b. 1926)
  • 1986 Joseph Beuys, West German avant-garde artist/politician, dies at 64

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1989 Salvador Dalí, Catalan artist (b. 1904)

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali
  • 1990 Allen Collins, guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of pneumonia at 37
  • 1990 Mariano Rumor, Italy's PM (1968-70, 73-1974), dies
  • 1991 Northrop Frye, Canadian writer and critic (b. 1912)
  • 1992 Freddie Bartholomew, child actor (Kidnapped), dies of emphysema at 67
  • 1992 Ian Wolfe, actor (Houdini, THX-1138, Homebodies), dies at 95
  • 1992 Simon Brand, South African banker/adviser to Pres De Klerk, dies
  • 1993 Dudley Stevens, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 57
  • 1993 Thomas A Dorsey, jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies
  • 1994 Nikolai Ogarkov, Russian marshal (Flight KAL 007), dies at 76
  • 1994 Oliver Smith, US set designer (Guys & Dolls-7 Tony Awards), dies at 75
  • 1994 Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow), dies of cancer at 44
  • 1994 Suzanne M Blum, French lawyer (Charlie Chaplin), dies at 95
  • 1994 Brian Redhead, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 1995 Harold Collett Dent, journalist/educationist, dies at 100
  • 1995 Ken Hill, playwright/director, dies at 57
  • 1995 Michael Whalley Wickham, artist, dies at 91
  • 1995 Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright, dies at 75
  • 1996 John Mackin, programmer, dies at 36
  • 1996 Norman MacCaig, poet, dies at 85
  • 1996 Shirley Carter Burden, patrician, dies at 54