On This Day for 3rd January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 204

  • 236 St Anterus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 269 St Felix I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 936 Duke Alberik II of Spoleto appoints his son Pope Leo VII
  • 1338 Jacob of Arteveld elected mayor of Ghent
  • 1407 Bloody battles between Hoeksen & Kabeljauwen in Dordrecht

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1431 Joan of Arc handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc

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1496 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.

Painter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist & Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci

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1521 Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X
  • 1638 Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of "Hostage rights of Aemstel"
  • 1638 Schouwburg Theater, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens
  • 1653 The Coonan Cross Oath is taken in the Saint Thomas Christian community in an effort to avoid submission to Portuguese rule in India
  • 1667 Resistance of Androsovo in Russia-Poland
  • 1746 Bonnie Prince Charlies army leaves Glasgow, [NS=1/14]
  • 1749 Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
  • 1750 Tax revolt in Haarlem Neth
  • 1752 East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malacca: 92 killed

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1777 General George Washington's revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, NJ

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1780 Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian...," 1st sung
  • 1815 France, the United Kingdom, and Austria form an alliance against Russia and Prussia

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1823 Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.

Founder of Texas Stephen F. Austin
Founder of Texas
Stephen F. Austin
  • 1825 Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as site for New Harmony utopian community
  • 1831 1st US building & loan association organized, Frankford, Penn
  • 1833 Britain seizes control of Falkland Islands in South Atlantic
  • 1834 The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.
  • 1840 1st deep sea sounding
  • 1848 Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first President of the independent African Republic of Liberia.
  • 1852 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
  • 1853 Solomon Northup is freed after 7 illegal years in slavery with aid of Washington Hunt, Governor of New York
  • 1861 Delaware legislature rejects proposal to join Confederacy
  • 1861 US Ft Pulaski & Ft Jackson, Savannah, seized by Georgia

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1862 Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • 1865 Con Orem & Hugh O'Neill box 193 rounds before darkness ends match
  • 1868 Meiji Restoration returns authority to Japan's emperors
  • 1870 Construction begins on Brooklyn Bridge in New York; completed May 24, 1883
  • 1871 Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY
  • 1872 1st patent list issued by US Patent Office
  • 1885 The beginning of the Battle of Nui Bop in the Sino-French War
  • 1888 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington, D.C.
  • 1889 Admissions convention meets in Ellensburg, WA, asks for statehood
  • 1890 1st US college-level dairy school opens at University of Wisconsin
  • 1896 Emperor Wilhelm congratulates Pres Kruger on the Jameson Raid
  • 1899 The first known use of the word automobile, was seen in an editorial in The New York Times.

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1900 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Schluck und Jau," premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1902 Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, v England at MCG
  • 1910 British miners strike for 8 hour working day
  • 1911 US postal savings bank inaugurated
  • 1911 The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July
  • 1911 The Russian Turkestan city of Almaty is destroyed by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake
  • 1912 South Pacific RR offers to bring Liberty Bell to Exposition, free
  • 1912 10th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Christchurch (5-0)
  • 1914 Kelman/Cushing/Heath' musical "Sari," premieres in NYC
  • 1918 US Employment Service opens as a unit of Deptartment of Labor

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1919 Herbert Hoover is placed in charge of war relief in Europe

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1919 The Faisal-Weizmann Agreement, which was a short-lived agreement for the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, is signed by the King of Iraq and the President of the World Zionist Organization
  • 1920 Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres
  • 1921 Turkey makes peace with Armenia
  • 1922 1st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar

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1925 Benito Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1926 Greek gen Theodorus Pangulos names himself dictator
  • 1929 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS pres

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1929 Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1931 Nels Stewart of Montreal Maroons scores 2 goals in 4 sec (record)
  • 1932 Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit.
  • 1933 Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.
  • 1938 March of Dimes established to fight polio
  • 1939 Gene Cox becomes 1st girl page in US House of Representatives
  • 1940 WPG-AM in Atlantic City NJ consolidates with WBIL & WOV as "new" WOV
  • 1941 Canada & US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 yr lease)
  • 1941 Italian counter offensive in Albania
  • 1941 Sergei Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Dances" premieres in Philadelphia
  • 1942 American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms
  • 1943 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
  • 1943 Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa
  • 1944 World War II: Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.
  • 1945 Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab

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1945 British Premier Winston Churchill visits France

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1945 Cato-Meridian School, NY, installs germicidal lamps in every room
  • 1945 Greek General Plastiras forms government
  • 1945 John Patrick's "Hasty Heart," premieres in NYC
  • 1945 US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa

Victory in battleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

1945 Admiral Chester W. Nimitz begins planning assaults on Okinawa and Iwo Jima in Japan

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1946 As a reward for his wartime cooperation, Governor Thomas E. Dewey commutes Charles "Lucky" Luciano's pandering sentence on condition that he does not resist deportation to Italy

NYC Gangster Charles
NYC Gangster
Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Governor of New York Thomas Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas Dewey
  • 1947 1st opening session of Congress to be televised
  • 1947 William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee
  • 1948 Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG
  • 1949 "Colgate Theater" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV
  • 1949 The central bank of the Philippines, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, is founded
  • 1951 9 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/US agents
  • 1951 Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950)
  • 1952 "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
  • 1952 Australia beat W Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
  • 1953 Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
  • 1955 Jose Ramon Guizado becomes president of Panama
  • 1956 A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
  • 1957 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pa

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1958 Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland

Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary
Mountaineer and Explorer
Edmund Hillary
  • 1958 Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick v South Africa at Cape Town
  • 1958 The West Indies Federation is formed.
  • 1959 Alaska admitted as 49th US state
  • 1961 Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education & Labor

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 239


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106 BC Cicero, Roman statesman and philosopher (d. 43 BC)

Roman Statesman & Philosopher Cicero
Roman Statesman & Philosopher
Cicero
  • 1196 Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1231)
  • 1624 William Tucker, 1st African American child born in America
  • 1680 Johann Baptist Zimmermann, German stucco worker
  • 1698 Pietro Metastasio, Italian poet (d. 1782)
  • 1710 Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1796)
  • 1719 Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian (d. 1773)
  • 1722 Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist (d. 1752)
  • 1730 Charles Palissot de Montenoy, French writer/politician
  • 1757 Johann Abraham Sixt, composer
  • 1760 John Storm, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1835)
  • 1763 Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator
  • 1777 Louis Poinsot, French instrument worker
  • 1777 M A Elisa Bonaparte, Corsican monarch of Lucca/Piombino
  • 1778 Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski, Polish bishop (d. 1861)
  • 1786 [Johann Christian] Friedrich Schneider, German composer and conductor (d. 1853)
  • 1789 Carl G Carus, German physician/psychologist/philosopher
  • 1793 Lucretia Coffin Mott, US, teacher/minister/abolitionist/feminist
  • 1802 Feliks Ostrowski, composer
  • 1802 Charles Pelham Villiers, British House of Commons member (d. 1898)
  • 1803 Douglas William Jerrold, author/playwright/wit (Punch Mag), born in London, England
  • 1806 Henriette Sontag, German soprano (d. 1854)
  • 1810 Antoine T d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia) [or Jul 24]
  • 1810 Eliza Von Bretton di Zerega, Danish West Indies, baroness
  • 1819 Thomas Hill Watts, Atty Gen (Confederacy), (d. 1892)
  • 1819 Charles Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland (d. 1900)
  • 1823 Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer
  • 1828 Karl Collan, Finnish composer
  • 1829 John G R Acquoy, theologist/church historian
  • 1829 Konrad Duden, German linguist (Der grosse Duden)
  • 1830 Alexander Ewing, composer
  • 1835 Larkin Goldsmith Mead, sculptor
  • 1836 Sakamoto Ryoma, Japanese revolutionary (d. 1867)
  • 1840 Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii
  • 1853 Iwan Knorr, composer
  • 1855 Hubert Bland, English socialist (d. 1914)
  • 1861 William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904)
  • 1862 Sir Matthew Nathan, British Governor of Queensland and other places (d. 1939)
  • 1865 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (d. 1936)
  • 1868 Franz V M Cumont, Belgian religious historian
  • 1869 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer
  • 1870 Henry Eichheim, composer
  • 1870 Henry Handel Richardson, Australia, novelist (Richard Mahoney)
  • 1873 Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese businessman (d. 1957)
  • 1876 Wilhelm Pieck, co-founder German Communist Party/pres (1949-60)
  • 1879 Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, US First Lady (1923-29)
  • 1882 Willem Benoy, Flemish actor/director (Pygmalion)

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1883 Clement Attlee, British Prime Minister (L-1945-51), born in Putney, London (d. 1967)

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • 1884 Eli S Jones, US, evangelist (Christ of Indian road)
  • 1884 Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer
  • 1886 Arthur Mailey, cricketer (great Aussie leg-spinner & cartoonist)
  • 1886 John G Fletcher, US, poet (Epic of Arkansas)
  • 1886 Josephine Hull, Newtonville MA, Academy award actress (Harvey)
  • 1887 Helen Parkhurst, US educator (Education on the Dalton plan)
  • 1887 August Macke, German painter (d. 1914)
  • 1891 Osip E Mandelstam, Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj) [NS=Jan 15]

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1892 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, South Africa, philologist/writer (Lord of Rings)

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 1893 Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, French novelist/essayist (Gilles)
  • 1894 ZaSu Pitts, American actress (d. 1963)
  • 1895 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer
  • 1895 Mihail Andricu, composer
  • 1897 Marion Davies, [Marion Cecelia Douras], Bkln, actress (Operator 13)
  • 1897 Pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupec], Polish/US actress (Madame Bovary)
  • 1898 Johannes Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • 1898 ZaSu Pitts, Parsons Kansas, actress (Life With Father, Dames)
  • 1900 Dorothy Arnzer, director
  • 1900 Maurice Jaubert, composer
  • 1901 Eric Voegelin, Germany, US philosopher (Order & History)
  • 1901 Ngo Dinh Diem, pres/dictator of South Vietnam (1955-63)
  • 1902 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician
  • 1903 Charles Foulkes, Canada, general
  • 1904 Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)
  • 1905 Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer
  • 1905 Ray Milland, Neath Wales, actor (Lost Weekend-Acad Award 1945)
  • 1905 Anna May Wong, American actress (Shanghai Express, Piccadilly), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1906 Roman Brandstaetter, writer
  • 1909 Victor Borge, [Borge Rosenbaum], Copenhagen Denmark, pianist/comedian
  • 1910 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian
  • 1910 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • 1911 John Sturges, US, director (Old Man & Sea, Magnificent 7)
  • 1912 Robert Flemyng, actor (Windom's Way, Young Winston), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1912 Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and senator (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Armand Lohikoski, Finnish director (d. 2005)
  • 1914 Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1916 Antonio Estevez, composer
  • 1916 Betty Furness, actress/journalist/consumer activist (Studio 1), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist
  • 1917 Vernon Walters, US permanent rep to the UN, born in NYC, New York
  • 1917 Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)
  • 1918 Maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)
  • 1919 Jesse White, Buf NY, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Million Dollar Mermaid)
  • 1920 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001)
  • 1921 John Russell, actor (Pale Rider, Rio Bravo), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1922 Bill Travers, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, actor (Born Free, Gorgo)
  • 1922 Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning)
  • 1922 Morten Nielsen, Denmark, poet/resistance fighter
  • 1923 Dragutin Gostuski, composer
  • 1923 Charles Tingwell, Australian actor
  • 1924 Andre Franquin, cartoonist
  • 1924 Henry M Fazzie, S Afr Union/UDF-leader

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1783 US Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall (27) weds Mary Willis Ambler in Hanover County, Virginia

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

HeartWedding of Interest

1923 German politician Hermann Goering (30) weds Carin Hulda (34)

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

HeartWedding of Interest

1939 MLB catcher Roy Campanella (18) weds Bernice Ray

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

HeartWedding of Interest

1986 Britain's greatest golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager's secretary Gill Bennett

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • 1987 Singer/Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in NYC

HeartWedding of Interest

1987 Tennis player champ Mats Wilander (22) weds model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • 2003 Actress Emily Mortimer (31) weds actor Alessandro Nivola (30) in Chilterns, Buckinghamshire

HeartWedding of Interest

2004 Singer Britney Spears (22) weds childhood pal Jason Allen Alexander in Las Vegas, Nevada

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1990 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (41) divorces singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (29) after almost 7 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

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  • 235 Pope St Anterus (b. unknown)
  • 1098 Walkelin, first Norman bishop of Winchester (b. unknown)
  • 1322 Philip V, the Tall, King of France (1316-22), dies
  • 1437 Catherine of Valois, wife of Henry V of England (b. 1401)
  • 1501 Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author, dies at 59
  • 1543 Juan Cabrillo, conqueror of Cen America, discoverer of California, dies
  • 1552 Henry II of Bavaria, bishop of Utrecht (1524-29), dies at 64
  • 1560 Peder Palladus, Danish church reformer (Visitasbog), dies at about 56
  • 1570 Bartholomeus Latomus, [Steinmetz], Flemish archbishop of Trier, dies
  • 1571 Joachim II Hector, elector (Brandenburg), dies at 65
  • 1628 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer, dies at 64
  • 1641 Jeremiah Horrocks, English astronomical prodigy, dies at 22
  • 1656 Mathieu Molé, French statesman (b. 1584)
  • 1661 Maria I Stuart, Queen of England/husband of Willem II, dies at 29 [NS]
  • 1670 George Monck, English general(-to the-sea), dies at 61
  • 1690 Hillel ben Naphtali Zevi, Lithuanian rabbi (b. 1615)
  • 1701 Prince Louis I of Monaco (b. 1642)
  • 1743 Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and designer (b. 1657)
  • 1759 Marquis & Marquess of Tavora, Portugese nobles, executed
  • 1761 Willem de Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph), dies at 73
  • 1779 Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712)
  • 1785 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (b. 1706)
  • 1795 Josiah Wedgwood, British, ceramic craftsman/woodworker, dies at 64
  • 1813 Bennelong, Australian aboriginal interlocutor between his tribe and the British settlers (b. c. 1764)
  • 1826 Louis Gabriel Suchet, French marshal (b. 1770)
  • 1829 Robert Archibald Smith, composer, dies at 48
  • 1836 Friedrich Witt, composer, dies at 65
  • 1841 Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch (Official) Gazette, dies at 82
  • 1853 Theodor Uhlig, composer, dies at 30
  • 1858 Rachel, [Elisabeth Rachel-Félix], Fr singer/actress (Muse), dies at 36
  • 1865 Jozef Lies, Flemish painter, dies at 43
  • 1868 Moritz Hauptmann, composer, dies at 75
  • 1870 Konstantin Ushinsky, Russian educationalist, dies at 46
  • 1873 John Lodge Ellerton, composer, dies at 71
  • 1875 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buff), dies at 68
  • 1875 Pierre Larousse, French editor (b. 1817)
  • 1882 William H Ainsworth, English writer (Guy Fawkes), dies at 76
  • 1895 James Merritt Ives, American lithographer with Nathaniel Currier (b. 1824)
  • 1898 James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (vacuum pump), dies at 70
  • 1900 Edwin George Monk, composer, dies at 80
  • 1903 Alois Hitler, father of Adolf Hitler (b. 1837)
  • 1907 Josef Foerster, composer, dies at 73
  • 1911 Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (b. 1851)
  • 1912 Felix Dahn, German histrian, jurist and poet, dies at 77
  • 1914 Stephane Raoul Pugno, composer, dies at 62
  • 1915 James E Flecker, British diplomat/novelist (Hassan), dies at 30
  • 1916 Grenville M. Dodge, American Civil War Union Army Major General (b. 1831)
  • 1923 Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Good Soldier Schweyk), dies at 39
  • 1927 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German physicist (b. 1856)
  • 1931 Joseph J C Joffre, French marshal, dies at 78
  • 1933 Wilhelm Cuno, German Reich's chancellor (1922-23), dies at 56
  • 1933 Jack Pickford, Canadian actor (b. 1896)
  • 1938 Arthur Boon, Flemish priest/philologist, dies at 54
  • 1942 Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70
  • 1943 Sir Walter James, Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863)
  • 1944 Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873)
  • 1945 Fyodor Akimenko, composer, dies at 68
  • 1945 Edgar Cayce, American psychic (b. 1877)
  • 1945 Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish writer (b. 1879)
  • 1946 William Joyce, (Lord Haw Haw), hanged in Britain for treason
  • 1951 Fred Barlow, composer, dies at 69
  • 1956 Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91
  • 1956 Joseph Wirth, 5th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (Germany) (b. 1876)
  • 1960 Victor Seastrom, entertainer, dies at 80
  • 1963 Oscar Backing, Austria/Neth viola player, dies at 83
  • 1965 Betty Harte, entertainer, dies at 82
  • 1965 Julius Tannen, comedian, dies at 84
  • 1966 Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62

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1967 Jack Ruby, assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, dies of pulmonary embolism at 55

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
  • 1967 Mary Garden, opera star, dies at 92
  • 1969 Howard McNear, actor (Irma La Douce), dies after long illness at 63
  • 1969 Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (b. 1909)
  • 1970 Gladys Aylward, British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (b. 1902)
  • 1972 Frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82
  • 1974 Gino Cervi, actor (Becket, Don Camillo), dies at 72
  • 1975 Milton J Cross, TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions), dies at 87
  • 1975 Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (False Flag), dies at 77
  • 1975 Walter Linck, Swiss sculptor, dies at 71
  • 1976 Mal Evans, Beatles' roadie, dies
  • 1976 Mateusz Glinski, composer, dies at 83
  • 1976 Michael V Love, US test pilot (X-24), dies in F-4 crash at 37
  • 1977 Avraham Ofer, Israeli minister of housing, commits suicide
  • 1977 Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician, dies at 75
  • 1979 Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91
  • 1980 Amos Milburn, American R&B singer and pianist, dies at 52
  • 1980 Axel Springer Jr, German photographer, commits suicide at 38
  • 1980 Ivan Triesault, actor (Von Ryan's Express, Desert Fox), dies at 81
  • 1980 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (b. 1892)

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1980 Joy Adamson, Czech conservationist and author (Born Free), killed by her servant at 69

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson
  • 1981 Princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883)
  • 1982 Derek Sealy, cricketer (West Indies 1930-39), dies
  • 1985 Lucien Cailliet, composer, dies at 93
  • 1986 Jens Bjerre, composer, dies at 82
  • 1988 Gaston Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), dies at 82
  • 1988 William Cagney, actor (Torrid Zone), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • 1988 Rose Ausländer, German poet (b. 1901)
  • 1988 Joie Chitwood, American racedriver & Daredevil (b. 1912)
  • 1989 Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • 1990 Ken Hill, actor (Cobra, Protocol), dies
  • 1990 Arthur Gold, American pianist, half of Gold and Fizdale duo (b. 1917)