On This Day for 30th January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 234

  • 1018 The Holy Roman Empire and Poland conclude the Peace of Bautzen

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1077 Pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Henry IV

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • 1349 Gunther of Schwarzburg chosen German anti-king
  • 1349 Jews of Freilsburg Germany are massacred
  • 1467 Battle at Velke Kostolany: Hung king Mátyás Corvinus beats Bratrici
  • 1487 Bell chimes invented
  • 1522 Duke of Albany takes captured French back to Scotland
  • 1544 Adrian van Goes becomes land advocate of Holland
  • 1592 Ippolito Aldobrandini elected Pope Clement VIII
  • 1607 Massive flooding in England destroys around 200 square miles of coastline and results in approximately 2,000 casualties

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1647 Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for £400

King Charles I
King
Charles I
  • 1648 Spain & Netherlands sign Peace of Munster, ending the Thirty Years War

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1661 Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years.

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1667 Treaty/Truce of Andrusovo signed between Tsardom of Russia & Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
  • 1713 England & Netherlands sign 2nd anti-French boundary treaty
  • 1774 Captain Cook reaches 71°10' south, 1820km from south pole (record)
  • 1781 Articles of Confederation ratified by 13th state, Maryland
  • 1790 Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor
  • 1797 US Congress refuses to accept 1st petition from African American
  • 1798 Rep Matthew Lyon (Vt) spits in face of Rep Roger Griswold (Ct) in US House of Representatives, after an argument
  • 1800 US population: 5,308,483; African American population 1,002,037 (18.9%)
  • 1804 Mungo Park leaves England seeking source of Niger River
  • 1806 Prussia takes possession of Hanover
  • 1806 The original Lower Trenton Toll Bridge, which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened. A later bridge opened in 1935 is also known as the Trenton Makes - the World Takes Bridge.

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1815 Burned US Library of Congress re-established with Thomas Jefferson's 6,500 volumes

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson

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1818 John Keats composes his sonnet "When I Have Fears"

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats
  • 1820 British explorer Edward Bransfield aboard Williams sights Trinity Peninsula, Antarctica claims for Britain
  • 1826 The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales is opened.

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1835 Richard Lawrence misfires at President Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C. in 1st attempted assassination of a US President

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1841 A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • 1847 Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco
  • 1854 1st election in Washington Territory; 1,682 votes cast
  • 1858 Charles Halle founds Halle Orchestra in Manchester, England
  • 1858 William Wells Brown published 1st Black drama, "Leap to Freedom"
  • 1862 USS Monitor, the US Navy's 1st ironclad warship launched

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1873 "Around the World in 80 Days" by Jules Verne is published in France by Pierre-Jules Hetzel

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • 1877 Storm flood ravages Dutch coastal provinces
  • 1879 French President Patrice de Mac-Mahon resigns
  • 1883 England team presented with ashes of a bail after Sydney Test
  • 1888 Harry Moses 297 not out for NSW against Victoria
  • 1889 John Herschel uses camera obscura to photograph 48" (120cm) telescope
  • 1889 Victoria beat NSW after following on (NSW all out 63 needed 76)
  • 1889 Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling.
  • 1892 Bobby Abel carries his bat for 132* for England in SCG Test
  • 1892 Capt Lugard occupies Uganda's King Mwanga's hide out
  • 1894 Pneumatic hammer patented by Charles King of Detroit
  • 1894 US flag fired on in Rio; prompt satisfaction exacted by Adm Benham
  • 1895 C J Eady (Tas) 1st Australian to score twin centuries (v Vic)
  • 1895 SS Elbe sinks after collision in North Sea, 332 killed
  • 1895 Tasmania beat Victoria for 1st F-C victory in 41 years
  • 1902 Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan's 'special interest' in Korea
  • 1911 1st rescue of an air passenger by a ship, near Havana, Cuba
  • 1911 The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy
  • 1913 UK House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill
  • 1915 German submarine attack on Le Havre
  • 1915 No 10 batsman F W Hyett scores century on debut, Vic v Tas
  • 1919 Reds hire Pat Moran as manager as Christy Mathewson, is still in France with US Army
  • 1921 French rapist-murderer Henri-Desire Landru sentenced to death
  • 1922 Ted McDonald takes 8-58 in big Victorian win over NSW
  • 1922 World Law Day 1st celebrated
  • 1924 Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over NSW
  • 1925 Turkish government throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople
  • 1927 Left wins national election in Thuringen
  • 1928 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US

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1928 Bradman scores 134 not out (225 mins, 13 fours) NSW v Vic

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1928 Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude" premieres in NYC
  • 1928 21st Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Esna Boyd (7-5, 6-2)
  • 1928 21st Men's Australian Championships: Jean Borotra beats Ronald Cummings (6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3)
  • 1930 Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Banya" premieres in Leningrad
  • 1930 The world's first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR.

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1931 Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights" premieres at Los Angeles Theater

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1932 Grimmett 7-116 in South Africa 1st innings at Adelaide Oval
  • 1933 "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio

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1933 Adolf Hitler named German Chancellor, forms government with Von Papen

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1933 Grimmett takes 7-86 for SA in Qld 2nd inn, 13-135 for match
  • 1933 26th Women's Australian Championships: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats COral McInnes Buttsworth (6-4, 6-3)
  • 1933 26th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Keith Gledhill (2-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1934 1st theatrical presentation sponsored by US government, NYC
  • 1934 Bert Ironmonger ends Sheffield Shield career age 51 yrs 298 days
  • 1934 Hitler proclamation on German unified states

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1935 Ezra Pound meets Benito Mussolini, reads from a draft of "Cantos"

  • 1936 New owners of Boston Braves ask newspapermen to pick a new nickname
  • 1936 Victoria need 442 to win against NSW, but lose, all out for 415 They pick "The Bees" it doesn't catch on & is scrapped by 1940 season

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1937 2nd of Stalin's purge trials; Pyatakov & 16 others sentenced to death

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1937 30th Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne beats Emily Hood Westacott (6-3, 5-7, 6-4)
  • 1937 30th Men's Australian Championships: Vivian McGrath beats John Bromwich (6-3, 1-6, 6-0, 2-6, 6-1)
  • 1939 Hitler threatens the Jews during his speech to the German Reichstag (Parliament)
  • 1939 Heavy after shocks destroy some of Chile
  • 1940 Benjamin Britten's "Lesson Illuminations" premieres in London
  • 1940 Cor Jongert wins 6th Dutch 11 Cities Skating Race
  • 1940 Hassett's second 122 of the game for Vic can't stop a NSW win
  • 1941 Australian troops conquer Derna, Libya
  • 1942 Japanese troops land on Ambon
  • 1943 6 British Mosquitos bomb Berlin in daylight
  • 1943 German assault on French in Tunisia
  • 1943 German under officers shot down in Haarlem Neth
  • 1943 Hitler promotes Friedrich von Paul to Field Marshal
  • 1943 Illegal opposition newspaper Loyal begins publishing
  • 1943 USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean
  • 1944 US invades Majuro, Marshall Islands

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 255

  • 133 Marcus Severus Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
  • 1505 Thomas Tallis, English composer (d. 1585)
  • 1563 Franciscus Gomarus, [Francois Gomaer], Dutch theologist/opera singer
  • 1615 Thomas Rolfe, American colonial settler and only child of Pocahontas and John Rolfe (d. 1675)
  • 1616 William Sancroft, Archbishop (Canterbury)
  • 1624 Arnold Geulincx, South Netherland, philosopher (About Virtue)
  • 1628 George Villiers, 2nd duke of Buckingham England
  • 1647 Konrad Hoffler, composer
  • 1661 Charles Rollin, French historian (d. 1741)
  • 1687 [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, baptized
  • 1694 Joseph Joachim Benedict Munster, composer
  • 1697 Johann Joachim Quantz, German royal flautist/composer
  • 1708 Georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist
  • 1710 Vigilio Blasio Faitello, composer
  • 1720 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist (d. 1778)
  • 1724 Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, composer
  • 1752 Joseph Matthias Kracher, composer
  • 1754 John Lansing, Jr., American statesman (d. 1829)
  • 1756 Josef Preindl, composer
  • 1760 Franz Xaver Partsch, composer
  • 1775 Walter Savage Landor, Warwick, critic/writer (Imaginary Conversation)
  • 1781 A v Chamisso, writer
  • 1789 George Augustus Kollmann, composer
  • 1797 Edwin Vose Sumner, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • 1814 Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian glass painter
  • 1816 Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • 1822 John Basil Turchin, [Ivan Turchinoff], Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1822 Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist (d. 1899)
  • 1829 Alfred Cummings, Georgia, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • 1830 James G Blaine, US, minister of foreign affairs
  • 1832 Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (d. 1897)
  • 1834 Lord Avebury, [John Lubbock], British banker/politician
  • 1835 Oliver Edwards, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1904)
  • 1841 Alfred Townsend George, Civil War journalist, (d. 1914)
  • 1841 Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (d. 1899)
  • 1844 Moritz F Freiherr von Bissing, German gen/gov-gen of Belgium (1914-17)
  • 1846 Francis H Bradley, British philosopher (neo-idealism)
  • 1853 Leland Hone, cricketer (England keeper 1879 without county experience)
  • 1859 Tony Mullane, Irish-born American baseball player (d. 1944)
  • 1861 Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler, Mulhouse Alsace, composer
  • 1862 Walter Johannes Damrosch, composer
  • 1865 Samuel Pl'h Naber, Dutch rear-admiral/librarian
  • 1866 Gelett Burgess, author (Purple Cow)
  • 1871 Seymour Hicks, St Helier Jersey, actor-manager (Scrooge)
  • 1871 Wilfred Lucas, actor (Pardon Us, Chump at Oxford)
  • 1873 Rose Melville, American stage actress (Sis Hopkins), born in Terre Haute. Indiana
  • 1873 Georges Ricard-Cordingley, painter (d. 1939)
  • 1878 Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (d. 1940)

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1882 Franklin Roosevelt, New Hyde Park NY, 32nd US President (1933-1945), (d. 1945)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1885 John Henry Towers, aviator/naval hero
  • 1889 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (d. 1937)
  • 1892 Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, composer
  • 1892 Grigore Gafencu, Roman minister of Foreign affairs (1938-39)
  • 1894 Boris III, Tsar of Bulgaria (1918-43)
  • 1894 Marcel Canneel, Flemish painter (Reuzenstoet)
  • 1899 Max Theiler, English/US microbiologist (Nobel 1951)
  • 1900 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, composer
  • 1900 Martita Hunt, Argentina, actress (Man in Grey, Becket)
  • 1900 Sandy Powell, Rotherham England, costume designer (Rob Roy)
  • 1901 Earl of Huntingdon, mural painter
  • 1901 H E Nossak, writer
  • 1902 Elise Cavanna, actress (Pharmacist, Dentist, Barber Shop)
  • 1902 Nikolaus Pevsner, Engl, art historian (The Buildings of England)
  • 1903 G Evelyn Hutchinson, British zoologist (Treatise on Limnology)

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1905 Emilio G. Segrè, Tivoli, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • 1906 Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill)
  • 1909 Mihaly Hajou, composer
  • 1909 Richard Hearne, Norwich England, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower)
  • 1909 Saul David Alinsky, radical writer (John L Lewis), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1910 Frans Dohmen, union leader (Dutch Catholic Mineworker's Union)
  • 1910 C Subramaniam, Indian politician (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Alexander George Ogston, biochemist
  • 1911 Hugh Marlowe, Phila Pa, actor (Ellery Queen)
  • 1911 Roy Eldridge, Pitts, Pennsylvania, American jazz trumpeter (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw)
  • 1912 Barbara Tuchman, US, historian/author (Pulitzer, Guns of August)
  • 1912 Jadwiga Wajsowna-Marcinkiewicz, discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1932)
  • 1912 Francis Schaeffer, American Evangelical theologian and pastor (d. 1984)
  • 1913 Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935, 1, 0-12)
  • 1913 Percy Thrower, English radio host
  • 1914 David Wayne, Traverse City Mich, actor (Andromeda Strain, Adams Rib)
  • 1914 John Ireland, actor (Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1914 Louis Osman, artist architect goldsmith medallist/craftsman
  • 1915 Dorothy Dell, actor (Little Miss Marker, Wharf Angel)
  • 1915 John D Profumo, England, politician (C)
  • 1915 Pierre Wissmer, Swiss composer/theory (Capitaine Bruno)
  • 1915 Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976, by assassination)
  • 1917 Paul Frère, Belgian racing driver and motorsport journalist d. 2008)
  • 1918 David Opatoshu, actor (Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), born in NYC, New York
  • 1918 Jarl Andre Bjerke, [Bernhard Borge], Norwegian poet/writer
  • 1919 Robert Suter, composer
  • 1919 Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet (d. 1979)
  • 1920 George Skibine, Russ/US dancer/choreographer (Tragedy in Verona)
  • 1920 Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, born in Leeds, South Yorkshire (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Carwood Lipton, American WWII veteran (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Bernie Leighton, West Haven Ct, orchestra leader (Chance of a Lifetime)
  • 1922 Dick Martin, actor/comedian (Laugh-In, Carbon Copy), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1922 Pal Jardanyi, composer
  • 1924 Margaret Beda Nicholson, author (No Medals for the Major)
  • 1924 Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Margaret Yorke [Margaret Beda Nicholson], Compton, Surrey, author (Patrick Grant novels), (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings

  • 1853 Emperor and French President Napoleon III marries Eugenie de Montijo, Countess of Teba

HeartWedding of Interest

1934 Actor and comedian Lou Costello marries burlesque dancer Anne Battler

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello

HeartWedding of Interest

1934 Painter Salvador Dali (30) weds Gala Dali (39) in a civil ceremony in Paris

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali

HeartWedding of Interest

1985 NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • 2011 "Chuck" actress Sarah Lancaster (30) weds attorney Matthew Jacobs in Southern California
  • 2014 NBA player Baron Davis (34) weds CAA agent Isabella Brewster (31) in a secret ceremony

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 122

  • 1030 William V, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 969)
  • 1156 Herman van Horn, bishop of Utrecht (1151/52-56), dies
  • 1181 Emperor Takakura of Japan (b. 1161)
  • 1384 Louis II of Flanders (b. 1330)
  • 1393 Aimery Poitiers, French nobleman, burned at royal ball
  • 1393 Yvain, son of earl of Foix, burned at royal ball
  • 1574 Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher (b. 1502)
  • 1584 Jonker Wigbold van Ewsum, mister of Nienoord, dies in battle
  • 1584 Pieter Jansz Pourbus, Flemish painter, dies
  • 1606 Everard Digby, English conspirator (b. 1578)
  • 1644 William Chillingworth, Engl theologian, Cambridge Platonist, dies

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1649 Charles I, King of Great Britain (1625-49), beheaded for treason

King Charles I
King
Charles I
  • 1730 Peter II Alekseyevitch, tsar of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14
  • 1774 Frantisek Ignac Antonin Tuma, composer, dies at 69
  • 1774 Jean-Pierre Guignon, composer, dies at 71
  • 1797 Johann Abraham Sixt, composer, dies at 40
  • 1816 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver/cartoonist/art collector, dies at 74
  • 1827 Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, composer, dies at 53

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1836 Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom], seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag (b. 1752)

Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag Betsy Ross
Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag
Betsy Ross
  • 1838 Osceola, chief of Seminole indians, dies in jail
  • 1858 Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist (b. 1778)
  • 1860 Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, composer, dies at 44
  • 1867 Emperor Kōmei of Japan (b. 1831)
  • 1869 William Carleton, Irish novelist (b. 1794)
  • 1881 Jaak Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer, dies at 58
  • 1888 Asa Gray, US botanist (Flora of North America), dies at 77
  • 1889 Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria (b. 1858)
  • 1890 Karl Merz, composer, dies at 53
  • 1897 John Cottam, cricket (Test for Aust 1897, no Sheffield matches), dies
  • 1900 Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright, dies at 71
  • 1919 Sam Steele, Canadian soldier, dies from influenza at 71
  • 1925 Jakab Gyula Major, composer, dies at 66
  • 1925 John F Mellaerts, Flemish social founder (Boerenbond), dies at 79
  • 1926 Barbara La Marr, American actress (b. 1896)
  • 1927 Friedrich Ernst Koch, composer, dies at 64
  • 1928 Douglas Haig, Brit fieldmarshal (Sudan/Boer war/WW I), dies at 66
  • 1928 Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)
  • 1929 La Goulue, French Cancan dancer (b. 1866)
  • 1934 Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (b. 1862)
  • 1942 Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati, composer, dies at 72
  • 1945 Gottlieb J Haberlandt, Hungarian/German botanist, dies at 90
  • 1945 William Busch, composer, dies at 43
  • 1947 Frederick F Blackman, English botanist, dies at 80

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1948 Mahatma Gandhi, India's political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1948 Herb Pennock, pitcher (NY Yankees)/GM (Phillies), dies

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1948 Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 76

  • 1951 Ferdinand Porsche, German car inventor (Porsche), dies at 75
  • 1953 Louis H N Bosch van Rosenthal, Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 68
  • 1956 Gerrit Mannoury, mathematician/philosopher, dies at 88
  • 1956 Jane Seymour, actress (Young Mr Bobbin), dies at 56
  • 1957 Grigore Gafencu, Romanian min of Foreign Affairs (1938-39), dies at 65
  • 1958 Earnest H Heinkel, German airplane builder (WW II), dies at 70
  • 1958 Jean Crotti, Swiss artist (b. 1878)
  • 1962 Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (b. 1894)
  • 1963 P F "Plum" Warner, cricketer (England mgr during Bodyline tour), dies
  • 1963 Francis Poulenc, French composer (b. 1899)
  • 1964 Berthold Altaner, German church historian, dies at 80
  • 1965 Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car
  • 1967 Lee Morgan, actor (Dungeons of Harrow, Last Rebel), dies
  • 1968 Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japanese/French painter, dies at 81
  • 1969 Allan Welsh Dulles, US diplomat/director (CIA 1953-61), dies at 75
  • 1969 Dominique G Pire, clergyman, (Europe village Nobel 1958), dies at 58
  • 1970 Malcolm Keen, English actor (Uncle Chris-Mama), dies at 82
  • 1972 Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer, dies at 81
  • 1973 Jack McGowan, actor (On Our Selection), dies at 54
  • 1974 Bill Whitty, cricketer (37 wkts v South Africa 1910-11 series), dies
  • 1975 Boris Blacher, German composer (Purloined Letter), dies at 72
  • 1976 Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller, SF Blues Great, dies at 80
  • 1976 Mance Lipscomb, rocker, dies at 80
  • 1976 Percy Tyson "Plum" Lewis, cricketer (pair in only Test for S Af), dies
  • 1980 Lil Dagover, actress (Destiny, Spiders), dies at 82
  • 1980 'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, New Orleans blues singer and pianist
  • 1982 Félix L V L J Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), dies at 76
  • 1982 Lightning Hopkins, rocker, dies of cancer at 69
  • 1982 Riccardo Nielsen, composer, dies at 73
  • 1982 Stanley Holloway, comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91

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1982 Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (b. 1912)

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • 1983 Joan Valerie, actress (Pier 13), dies of pneumonia
  • 1983 [Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, sci-fi author (Earth War), dies at 65
  • 1985 Ken Mayers, actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol), dies at 67
  • 1986 Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), dies at 74
  • 1987 Angelo Rutherford, actor (Willie-Gentle Ben), dies at 32
  • 1987 Ken Drake, actor (Crime & Punishment USA), dies
  • 1988 Cornelia D "Corry" Spark, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 85
  • 1991 John McIntire, actor (Virginian, Psycho), dies of emphysema at 83

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1991 John Bardeen, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1908)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • 1991 Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (b. 1907)
  • 1993 Taikichiro Mori, Japanese real estate developer, dies at 88
  • 1994 Bahjat Talhouni, PM of Jordan (1960-62, 64-65, 67-69, 69-70), dies
  • 1994 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues Singer, dies at 64
  • 1994 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter, dies at 86
  • 1994 Jan L N Schaefer, Dutch undersecretary of Housing (PvdA), dies at 53
  • 1995 George H Poyser, English soccer player (Manchester City), dies at 84
  • 1995 George Richard James, saxophonist, dies at 88
  • 1995 Gerald M Durrell, British zoologist/author (Mockery Bird), dies at 70
  • 1996 Bob Thiele, record producer, dies at 73
  • 1996 Guy Doleman, actor (Deadly Bees, Idol, Thunderball), dies at 72
  • 1998 Ricky Sanderson, stabbed 16-year old girl in NC, executed at 38
  • 1998 Richard Cassilly, American tenor (b. 1927)
  • 1999 Huntz Hall, American actor (b. 1919)