On This Day for 26th January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 224

  • 66 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

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1340 English king Edward III proclaimed king of France

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III
  • 1482 "Pentateuch" (Jewish Bible) 1st printed as a book in Bologna, Italy
  • 1500 Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot in Brazil.
  • 1531 Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die
  • 1564 The Council of Trent issued its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
  • 1589 Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
  • 1654 Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife
  • 1666 France declares war on England & Munster
  • 1689 Jean Racine's "Esther" premieres in Saint-Cyr

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1697 Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • 1699 Venice, Poland & Austria sign Treaty of Carlowitz with Ottoman Empire
  • 1700 The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.
  • 1736 Stanislaw I of Poland abdicates his throne.
  • 1748 Britain, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty

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1784 Benjamin Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as America's symbol

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoist the Union Flag at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day
  • 1789 John Odell signs contract for £336 to build St Peter's church (Bronx)

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1790 Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1797 Russia, Prussia & Austria sign treaty
  • 1802 Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library
  • 1808 Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia.
  • 1833 Gaetano Dinozetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia" premieres in Milan
  • 1837 Michigan admitted as 26th US state
  • 1838 Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States
  • 1841 Hong Kong proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain
  • 1850 1st German language daily newspaper in US published, NYC
  • 1861 Louisiana secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

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1862 Lincoln issues General War Order #1, calling for a Union offensive, General George McClellan ignores order

Union General George McClellan
Union General
George McClellan
  • 1863 American Civil War: Massachusetts Governor receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent (54th Massachusetts Regiment)
  • 1870 US Congress authorises Virginia to rejoin the union
  • 1871 British Rugby Union forms
  • 1871 US income tax repealed
  • 1875 Electric dental drill is patented by George F Green
  • 1881 Union of Baptists Communities forms in Foxholl
  • 1882 France government of Gambetta falls
  • 1884 1st Dutch Wagner version of Elizabeth aria
  • 1885 Muhammad Ahmed ("Mahdi") rebels conquer Khartoum

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1886 Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • 1887 Battle of Dogali: Abyssinian Emperor John IV defeats Italians

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1891 Oscar Wilde's "Duchess of Padua" premieres in NYC

Writer/Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer/Poet
Oscar Wilde
  • 1897 Battle at Bida Gold Coast: British troops beat Nupe's army
  • 1900 Henrik Ibsen's "Naar vi Dode Vaaguer" premieres in Stuttgart

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1905 Arnold Schoenberg's "Pelleas und Melissande" premieres in Vienna

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1905 Han Yong-woon [Bongwan, Manhae] (1879-1944) ordained a monk in Korea
  • 1905 World's largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, is found in South Africa
  • 1907 1st US federal corrupt election practices law passed
  • 1907 J M Synge's "Playboy of Western World" opens; police are called
  • 1907 The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the oldest military rifle still in official use.
  • 1907 In Austria, universal and direct suffrage (limited to males over 24) is introduced, a reform long demanded by the socialists and others
  • 1910 Heavy rains cause floods in Paris
  • 1911 Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego
  • 1911 Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres, Dresden

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1913 Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing as a professional

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1914 600 Dutch textile workers go on strike
  • 1914 Vatican puts Belgian Nobel winner Maeterlinck's works in their index
  • 1915 Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, is established

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1918 Herbert Hoover, US Food Administrator, calls for "wheatless" & "meatless" days for war effort

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1920 Amadeo Modigliani's mistress jumps out of a window
  • 1920 Former Ford Motor Co. executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.
  • 1921 Soccer team GVAV of Groningen Neth forms
  • 1921 Toronto St Pat Corb Denneny scores 6 goals vs Hamilton Tigers
  • 1922 Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony" premieres in London
  • 1924 Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympics gold medal
  • 1924 17th Women's Australasian Championships: Sylvia Lance Harper beats Esna Boyd Robertson (6-3, 3-6, 8-6)
  • 1924 17th Men's Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Richard Schlesinger (6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3)
  • 1926 1st public demonstration of television by John Logie Baird in his laboratory in London
  • 1927 Maxwell Anderson's "Saturday's Children" premieres in NYC
  • 1929 Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence
  • 1930 Cleveland's Terminal Tower opens (52 stories)
  • 1931 Hungary-Austria sign peace treaty
  • 1931 Lynn Riggs' "Green Grow the Lilacs" premieres in NYC
  • 1931 "Cimarron" directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne premieres in New York. 1st western to win Best Outstanding Production/Picture (1931)
  • 1932 British submarine M-2 sinks in English Channel (60 dead)
  • 1932 KUT-AM in Austin Texas changes call letters to KNOW

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1934 Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1934 Nazi Germany & Poland sign 10-year non-aggression treaty
  • 1934 The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.
  • 1939 Federal Hall National Monument established
  • 1939 Filming begins on "Gone With the Wind"

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1939 Franco conquers Barcelona

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1940 Nazis forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains
  • 1942 1st US force in Europe during WW II go ashore in Northern Ireland

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1942 Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1945 Soviet forces reach Auschwitz concentration camp
  • 1947 KLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die
  • 1948 Executive Order 9981 ending racial segregation in US Armed Forces signed
  • 1948 36th Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Marie Toomey (6-3, 6-1)
  • 1948 36th Men's Australian Championships: Adrian Quist beats John Bromwich (6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3)
  • 1949 WHIO TV channel 7 in Dayton, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 India becomes a republic, ceasing to be a British dominion
  • 1950 Constitution of India goes into effect
  • 1951 Mel Ott & Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1952 At least 20 people have been killed and 100s injured during riots in Cairo against the British
  • 1954 Ground breaking begins on Disneyland
  • 1956 7th Winter Olympic games open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

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1956 Hank Greenberg & Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1956 Porkkala military base returned to Finland by USSR
  • 1957 Bernanos & Poulenc's opera "Dialogue des Carmelites" premieres
  • 1957 Dutch Pacifist Socialist Party forms

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 242

  • 1497 Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)
  • 1541 Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)
  • 1613 Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer
  • 1667 Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
  • 1708 William Hayes, composer
  • 1714 Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)
  • 1715 Claude Helvetius, philosopher, born in Paris, France
  • 1716 George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville
  • 1722 Alexander Carlyle, Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire, Scottish church leader (Moderator of the General Assembly 1770)
  • 1742 Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, composer
  • 1748 Emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer
  • 1763 Charles XIV, French marshall, king of Sweden & Norway (1818-44)
  • 1771 Jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director (Suriname)
  • 1778 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)
  • 1781 Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
  • 1786 Benjamin Robert Haydon, Plymouth, painter (Waiting for The Times)
  • 1813 Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican founding father (d. 1876
  • 1814 Rufus King, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876)
  • 1816 Lloyd Tilghman, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1819 Abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 26]
  • 1826 Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76)
  • 1828 Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer
  • 1831 Mary Mapes Dodge, writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates), born in NYC, New York
  • 1832 George Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924)
  • 1852 Frederick Corder, composer
  • 1852 Pierre Brazza, explorer/colonial administrator (French Africa)
  • 1855 Arthur Hervey, composer
  • 1857 the 12th Dalai Lama (d. 1875)
  • 1871 Warner Fabian, [Samuel H Adams], US journalist/writer (Average Jones)
  • 1877 Kees van Dongen, Netherland, French painter
  • 1878 A W "Dave" Nourse, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of South African cricket)
  • 1879 Ludovicus H [Lode] Baekelmans, Flemish (stage)author (Tille)

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1880 Douglas MacArthur, Little Rock Ark, US General (WW II), (d. 1964)

WW2 General Douglas MacArthur
WW2 General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1884 Edward Sapir, Germany, linguist/antropologist (indians)
  • 1884 Roy Chapman Andrews, US, scientist/explorer
  • 1886 Joannes A Veraart, Dutch economist/MP (Jews of the Netherlands)
  • 1887 Enrique E Ecker, Curacao, bacteriologist
  • 1887 Marc A "Pete" Mitscher, US lt-admiral (WW II-Task Force 58)
  • 1887 François Faber, Luxembourgian cyclist (d. 1915)
  • 1891 Ilya G Ehrenburg, Kiev Ukraine, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw)

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1891 Frank Costello, Lauropoli Italy, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld)

Gangster Frank Costello
Gangster
Frank Costello
  • 1891 Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)
  • 1892 Zara Cully, American actress (d. 1978)
  • 1893 Bessie Coleman, 1st African American airplane pilot
  • 1893 Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1976)
  • 1899 Wyllis Cooper, Pekin Ill, TV narrator (Volume One)
  • 1900 Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
  • 1901 Ervin Major, composer
  • 1902 Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer
  • 1902 Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)
  • 1902 Romney Brent, Saltillo Mexico, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz)
  • 1904 Douglas Evans, actor (South Pacific Trail)

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1904 Sean MacBride, statesman/Amnesty Intl co-founder (Nobel '74), born in Dublin, Ireland

Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBride
Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA
Seán MacBride
  • 1904 Ancel Keys, American scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1905 Charles Lane, actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), born in San Franciso, California (d. 2007)
  • 1905 John Carmel Heenan, Essex, cardinal archbp of Westminster (1963-75)
  • 1905 Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austria, singer, inspired "Sound of Music", (d. 2014)
  • 1905 Marquess of Bath, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1907 Eddie Ballantine, orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1907 Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948)
  • 1908 Stephane Grappelli, French jazz/violinist
  • 1908 Jill Esmond, English actress (d. 1990)
  • 1910 Elmar Klos, Czech director (Adrift)
  • 1910 Marijan Lipovsek, composer
  • 1910 Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (d. 1989)
  • 1911 Norbert Schultze, composer
  • 1911 Polykarp Kusch, US, nuclear physicist: Nobel 1955
  • 1912 Cora Baird, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 Jimmy Van Heusen, songwriter (Love & Marriage)
  • 1913 William Prince, Nichols NY, actor (City in Fear, Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • 1914 Kaye Webb, English writer/publisher (Puffin Club)
  • 1914 Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (d. 2006)
  • 1915 William Hopper, actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 Lothar Jensch, composer

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1918 Nicolae Ceausescu, Communist dictator of Romania (1967-89) (d. 1989)

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • 1918 Philip José Farmer, Terre Haute Indiana, American science fiction novelist (Riverworld)
  • 1919 K C Ibrahim, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests India v WI 1948-49)
  • 1920 Derek Bond, actor (Nicholas Nickelby), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1920 John Logan Gorlay, journalist
  • 1921 Akio Morita, Kasugaya Japan, CEO (Sony)
  • 1921 Frantisek Chaun, composer
  • 1921 Johannes Driessler, composer
  • 1921 Eddie Barclay, French producer (Barclay Records) (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Michael Bentine, England, author/comedian (Reluctant Jester)
  • 1923 Anne Jeffreys, NC, actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital)
  • 1924 Warren Frank Benson, composer
  • 1924 Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Alice Babs, Swedish singer
  • 1925 David Jenkins, Bishop (Durham)
  • 1925 Desmond Cassidi, British admiral
  • 1925 Joan Leslie, actress (High Sierra, Yankee Doodle Dandy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)

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1925 Paul Newman, racer/popcorn mogul/actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • 1925 Claude Ryan, Quebec newspaper editor (d. 2004)
  • 1926 Charles Tidbury, former chairman (Whitbread & Company)
  • 1926 Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator
  • 1926 Ronnie Hilton, singer (Moonraker)
  • 1926 Farman Fatehpuri, Pakistani scholar
  • 1927 Jose Simon Azcona Hoyo, president of Honduras (1986-90)
  • 1927 William Redfield, actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Bob Nieman, American baseball player (d. 1985)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1858 Inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick (48) weds Nancy Fowler

Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus Hall McCormick
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper
Cyrus Hall McCormick

HeartWedding of Interest

1905 General officer John J. Pershing (44) weds Helen Frances

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing

HeartWedding of Interest

1925 Politician Seán MacBride (21) weds Catalina Bulfin in Dublin, Ireland

Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBride
Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA
Seán MacBride
  • 1940 Actor Ronald Raegan (28) weds Academy Award-winning actress Jane Wyman (23) at the Wee Kirk o' the Heather church in Glendale, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1944 Actor Ralph Richardson (41) weds actress Meriel Forbes (30)

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1959 President of Cuba Raúl Castro (27) weds revolutionary Vilma Espín (28) in Santiago, Cuba

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro

HeartWedding of Interest

2005 Professional golfer Arnold Palmer (75) weds Kathleen Gawthrop in an intimate ceremony at a cottage on the beach at Turtle Bay Resort

  • 2014 "The Bachelor" star Sean Lowe (30) weds graphic designer Catherine Giudici (27) at the The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore in Santa Barbara, California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 118

  • 946 Eadgyth, German Queen
  • 1109 Albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies
  • 1567 Nicholas Wotton, English diplomat
  • 1630 Henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556)
  • 1636 Jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552)
  • 1697 Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (b. 1640)
  • 1706 Guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59
  • 1744 Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683)
  • 1750 Albert Schultens, Dutch philologist (b. 1686)
  • 1795 Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer, dies at 62
  • 1798 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German organist/composer, dies at 49
  • 1799 Gabriel Christie, British general (b. 1722)
  • 1803 Georg von Pasterwiz, composer, dies at 72
  • 1823 Edward Jenner, English physician (b. 1749)
  • 1824 Théodore Géricault, French painter (b. 1791)
  • 1849 Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), suicide at 45
  • 1850 Francis Jeffrey, Baron Jeffrey, judge/literary critic, dies
  • 1855 Gérard de Nerval, French writer (b. 1808)
  • 1869 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1846)
  • 1870 Cesare Pugni, composer, dies at 67
  • 1870 Victor, 3rd duc de Broglie, French statesman and diplomat (b. 1785)
  • 1885 Charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51
  • 1885 Edward Davy, English inventor (b. 1806)
  • 1886 David Rice Atchison, American politician (b. 1807)
  • 1891 Nicholaus Otto, German auto pioneer (internal combustion engine), dies. (b. 1833)
  • 1893 Abner Doubleday, credited with inventing baseball, dies on 74th birthday
  • 1895 Arthur Cayley, mathematician, dies
  • 1904 John P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician, dies at 64
  • 1904 Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (b. 1846)
  • 1911 Charles Wentworth Dilke, English undersecretary of State, dies at 67
  • 1920 Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered
  • 1922 Luigi Denza, composer, dies at 75
  • 1926 John Flannagan, 2nd president of St. Ambrose University
  • 1932 William K Wrigley, owner (Wrigley Gum, Chicago Cubs), dies
  • 1933 Alva Belmont, American socialite (b. 1853)
  • 1939 Armand Calinescu, Romania's PM, assassinated by the iron guard
  • 1942 Gerard L F Philips, Dutch manufacturer (Philips), dies at 83
  • 1943 Nikolai Vavilov, geneticist, Saratovv labour camp, dies
  • 1943 Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenicist (b. 1880)
  • 1946 Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-American astronomer (b. 1884)
  • 1947 Grace Moore, American soprano/actress (One Night of Love), dies at 48
  • 1947 Gustav Adolf, crown prince of Sweden, dies in air crash
  • 1948 Ignaz Friedman, composer, dies at 65
  • 1950 Betsy van den Arend, Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs), dies at 78
  • 1952 Louis van Deyssel, Dutch writer (Diary of Franc Rozelaar), dies at 87
  • 1952 Khorloogiin Choibalsan, leader of Mongolia (b. 1895)
  • 1953 Martinus Nijhoff, Dutch poet/interpreter/linguist, dies at 58
  • 1953 Athanase David, French Canadian politician and businessman (b. 1882)
  • 1954 Carl J Eldh, Swedish sculptor, dies at 80
  • 1961 Morris Nichols, cricketer (41 wkts in 14 Tests for Eng 1930-39), dies

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1962 Charles "Lucky" Luciano, NYC Mafia gangster, dies of a heart attack at 65

  • 1962 Fran Lhotka, composer, dies at 78
  • 1963 John Sigvard Olsen, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
  • 1965 Ali Mansoer, premier of Persia, murdered
  • 1967 Albert Remy, actor (Blows), dies at 55
  • 1967 Kenneth Thomson, actor (White Gold), dies of emphysema at 68
  • 1968 Merrill C. Meigs, American newspaper publisher (b. 1883)
  • 1968 Yvor Winters, American poet (b. 1900)
  • 1973 Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], actor (Little Caesar), dies at 79
  • 1973 Meijer Sluyser, Dutch journalist/commentator (VARA), dies at about 71
  • 1973 Jay C. Higginbotham, American musician (b. 1906)
  • 1974 S v Vegesack, writer, dies at 85
  • 1974 Wiktor Labunski, composer, dies at 78
  • 1975 Lubov Orlova, actress (Moscow Laughs, Man of Music, Tanya), dies at 72
  • 1976 João Branco Núncio, Portuguese Bullfighter (b. 1901)
  • 1977 Margaret Hayes, actress (Robert Montgomery Presents), dies at 61
  • 1978 Leo Genn, actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover, Henry V), dies at 72
  • 1979 Nelson Rockefeller, former VP & (4X Gov-R-NY), dies at 70
  • 1983 Paul "Bear" Bryant, college football coach (Alabama), dies at 69
  • 1985 James Cameron, journalist, dies
  • 1989 Paul Daels, Flemish chairman (IJzerbedevaart committee), dies
  • 1990 FHP "Boy" Trip, Dutch minister, dies
  • 1990 Lewis Mumford, American historian (b. 1895)
  • 1990 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (b. 1914)
  • 1991 Johnny van Doorn, Dutch writer/poet, dies at 46
  • 1992 José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor/director (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 80
  • 1992 Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet, dies at 63
  • 1993 Axel Von Dem Bussche, German aristocrat, dies
  • 1993 Jan Gies, Dutch resistance fighter (helped Anne Frank), dies at 87
  • 1993 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (large iron sculptures), dies at 80
  • 1993 Jeanne Sauvé, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1922)
  • 1995 Bernardo Leighton, Chilian politician (1964-70), dies
  • 1995 Geoffrey Penwill Parsons, piano accompnaist, dies at 65
  • 1995 Louis Heren, journalist, dies at 65
  • 1995 Vic Buckingham, English soccer player/trainer (Ajax), dies at 79
  • 1996 David Schultz, wrestler (Oly-Gold-84), killed by John Du Pont
  • 1996 Harold Brodkey, writer, dies at 65
  • 1996 Henry Jay Lewis, conductor, dies at 63
  • 1996 Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1921)
  • 1996 Stevie Plunder, Australian musician (b. 1963)
  • 1997 Margaret Hesse, princess of Hesse/the Rhine, dies at 83
  • 1997 Sarah Lucas, theatre administrator, dies at 53
  • 1997 Jeane Dixon, American astrologer (b. 1904)
  • 1998 S P Leary, Texan Blues drummer (Muddy Waters), dies at 67
  • 1998 Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method), dies at 99
  • 1998 Walter Edmonds, writer (Drums Along the Mohawk), dies at 93
  • 2000 Don Budge, American tennis player (b. 1915)
  • 2000 Kathleen Hale, British author (b. 1898)
  • 2000 A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-born author (b. 1912)
  • 2001 Al McGuire, American basketball coach (b. 1928)