On This Day for 31st January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 222

  • 314 St Silvester I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 876 Charles becomes king of Italy
  • 1504 By treaty of Lyons, French cede Naples to Ferdinand of Aragon
  • 1531 Kings Ferdinand of Austria/Janos Zapolyai of Hungary accept each other
  • 1578 Battle of Gembloers (Gembloux); Dutch and English forces overcame the Spanish
  • 1596 Catholic League disbanded
  • 1609 Wisselbank of Amsterdam established
  • 1627 Spanish government goes bankrupt
  • 1675 Cornelia/Dina Olfaarts found not guilty of witchcraft
  • 1679 Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bellerophon" premieres in Paris
  • 1696 Revolt by undertakers after funeral reforms (Amsterdam)
  • 1747 The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.
  • 1779 Charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog
  • 1804 British vice-admiral William Blighs fleet reaches Curacao
  • 1814 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina.
  • 1817 Franz Grillparzer's "Die Ahnfrau" premieres in Vienna
  • 1846 After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unified as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • 1849 Corn Laws abolished in Britain
  • 1851 Gail Borden announces invention of condensed milk
  • 1851 SF Orphan's Asylum, 1st in California, founded
  • 1854 Dutch KNMI established (Royal Meteorological Institute)
  • 1855 Western railroads blocked by snow
  • 1861 Friedrich Hebbel's "Siegfrieds Tod" premieres in Weimar
  • 1861 State of Louisiana takes over US Mint at New Orleans (U.S Civil War)
  • 1862 Astronomer Alvan Graham Clark makes first observation of Sirius B (first known white dwarf star) in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts while testing his new telescope
  • 1863 1st black Civil War regiment, SC Volunteers, mustered into US army
  • 1865 Congress passes 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (121-24)

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1865 General Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1867 Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board of a French ship for Algeria
  • 1871 Millions of birds fly over western SF, darkening the sky

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1874 Jesse James gang robs train at Gads Hill, Missouri

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • 1876 The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
  • 1891 The first attempt of a Portuguese republican revolution breakes out in the northern city of Porto.
  • 1893 "Westminster Gazette" begins publishing
  • 1895 Jose Martí & others leave NYC for invasion of Spanish Cuba
  • 1900 The final report of the USA's Philippine Commission is released, favouring territorial government for the islands with home rule in local affairs, but with US assumptions of ultimate responsibility for the government.
  • 1901 Boer general John Smuts & De la Rey conqueror Mud river Transvaal

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1901 Chekhov's "Three Sisters" opens at Moscow Art Theater

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • 1901 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Montreal Shamrocks in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 1901 Austro-Hungarian Empire: The Reichsrath, disolved on 7 September 1900 by Emperor Franz Joseph, reopens after the recent elections have defeated extremists
  • 1904 Bela Bartok's symphony "Kossuth" premieres
  • 1905 1st automobile to exceed 100 mph (161 kph), A G MacDonald, Daytona Beach
  • 1905 Carroll Wright appointed 1st Commissioner of Labor, USA
  • 1906 Strongest instrumentally recorded earthquake, Colombia, 8.6 Richter
  • 1911 Congress names SF as Panama Canal opening celebration site
  • 1915 1st (German) poison gas attack, against Russians
  • 1916 Dutch Girl Guides form
  • 1917 Germany notifies US that U-boats will attack neutral merchant ship
  • 1917 Mexican President Carranza announces a new constitution with many liberal elements; most of which his regime will not implement
  • 1918 A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.
  • 1919 The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland: troops deployed against protesters for fear of a Bolshevik uprising
  • 1920 1st Ukrainian daily newspaper in US (NYC) begins publication

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1920 Joe Malone, Quebec Bulldogs, sets NHL record with 7 goals in a game

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • 1920 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, at Howard University, incorporates
  • 1925 Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president of Angola
  • 1925 18th Women's Australasian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Esna Boyd (1-6, 8-6, 6-4)
  • 1925 18th Men's Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Gerald Patterson (11-9, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3)
  • 1927 Internationall allied military command in Germany disbands
  • 1927 NL Pres John Heydler rules Rogers Hornsby can't hold stock in the Cardinals & play for the Giants
  • 1928 Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company
  • 1929 Erich Maria Remarque publishes "Im Westen nichts Neues" in Berlin

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1929 Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1930 1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, NJ
  • 1931 NHL's Quebec Bulldogs' Joe Malone scores a record 7 goals
  • 1931 Philip Barry's "Tomorrow & Tomorrow" premieres in NYC
  • 1932 US railway unions accept 10% wage reduction
  • 1933 French government of Daladier takes power

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1933 Hitler promises parliamentary democracy

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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1934 FDR devalues US dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1936 "Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit
  • 1938 31st Women's Australian Championships: Dorothy Bundy Cheney beats Dorothy Stevenson (6-3, 6-2)
  • 1938 31st Men's Australian Championships: Don Budge beats John Bromwich (6-4, 6-2, 6-1)
  • 1940 40 U-boats sunk this month (111,000 ton)
  • 1940 C Turney & J Horwin's "My Dear Children" premieres in NYC
  • 1941 21 U boats sunk this month (127,000 ton)
  • 1941 Anti-German demonstration in Haarlem, Netherlands

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

1941 Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1941 Layforce set sail.
  • 1942 62 U-boats sunk this month (327,000 ton)
  • 1943 39 U-boats sunk this month (203,100 ton)
  • 1943 Chile breaks off relations with Germany & Japan
  • 1943 Gen Friedrich von Paul surrenders to Russian troops at Stalingrad
  • 1944 Operation-Overlord (D-Day) postponed until June
  • 1944 U-592 sunk off Ireland
  • 1944 US forces invade Kwajalein Atoll
  • 1945 US 4th Infantry division occupies Elcherrath
  • 1945 Russian troops reach the Oder River, less that 50 miles from Berlin
  • 1946 Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, becomes a federal republic
  • 1948 J D Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Banana Fish" appears in NY
  • 1948 Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway
  • 1949 1st daytime soap on TV "These Are My Children" (NBC in Chicago)
  • 1949 37th Women's Australian Championships: Doris Hart beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (6-3, 6-4)
  • 1949 37th Men's Australian Championships: Frank Sedgman beats John Bromwich (6-3, 6-2, 6-2)

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1950 US President Harry Truman publicly announces support for the development of a hydrogen bomb

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1951 39th Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Thelma Coyne Long (6-1, 7-5)
  • 1951 39th Men's Australian Championships: Dick Savitt beats Ken McGregor (6-3, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1)
  • 1952 Dutch Lutheran Church reunites after 1½ centuries
  • 1952 Harry Heilmann & Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1953 "Princess Victoria" capsized off Stanraer Scotland; 133 die
  • 1953 Hurricane-like winds flood Netherlands drowning 1,835

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 280

  • 36 BC Antonia Minor, daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia Minor (d. 38 AD)
  • 877 Taejo of Goryeo, ruler of Korea (d. 943)
  • 1512 King Henry of Portugal (d. 1580)
  • 1517 Gioseffo Zarlino, composer
  • 1543 Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan (d. 1616)
  • 1550 Henry I, Duke of Guise, French Catholic leader (d. 1588)
  • 1573 Ambrosius Metzger, composer
  • 1573 Giulio Cesare Monteverdi, composer
  • 1597 John Francis Regis, French saint (d. 1640)
  • 1601 Pieter de Bloot, Dutch landscape painter
  • 1607 James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby
  • 1612 Hendrik Casimir I, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Frisia
  • 1614 Nicolas Saboly, composer
  • 1620 Georg F von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief
  • 1623 Francois-Xavier de Laval
  • 1633 Nathaniel Crew, English bishop (Durham)
  • 1673 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint (d. 1716)
  • 1686 Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (d. 1758)
  • 1734 Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer
  • 1734 Robert Morris, merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 1750 Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800, 1803-06)
  • 1752 Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat (d. 1816)
  • 1759 Francois Devienne, composer
  • 1778 Franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848)
  • 1784 Carl Wilhelm Henning, composer

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1797 Franz Peter Schubert, Lichtenthal Austria, composer (Unfinished Symphony)

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert
  • 1798 Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer
  • 1802 Jan C J van Speijk, Dutch naval hero
  • 1804 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic
  • 1810 Daniel Ruggles, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • 1812 John Randolph Tucker, Capt (Confederate Navy), (d. 1883)
  • 1813 Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam, physician/pharmacist/social activist
  • 1817 Antony Winkler Prins, Dutch writer (Groiler Encyclopaedia)
  • 1818 William Raine Peck, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1871)
  • 1820 William B. Washburn, 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • 1830 James G Blaine, the "Plumed Knight"
  • 1835 William Charles Lunalilo, Monarch of Hawaii (d. 1874)
  • 1836 Henryk Szulc, composer
  • 1857 George Jackson Churchward, Great Western Railway Chief mechanical engineer. (d. 1933)
  • 1863 F Henri Berz, French existensialist philosopher (Revue the Synthesis)
  • 1865 Henri Desgrange, Founder of the Tour-de-France (d. 1940)
  • 1865 Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)
  • 1866 Emil Strauss, Germany, writer (Naked Man)
  • 1866 Henry Forster, cricketer (Oxford blue 1887-89, later Aust Gov-General)
  • 1868 Theodore William Richards, chemist (atomic weights, Nobel-1914)
  • 1869 Henri Carton de Wiart, Belgian Count/literary/premier (1920-21)
  • 1872 Zane Grey, American West novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage)
  • 1877 Max Ettlinger, German philosopher
  • 1878 Willem J M van Eysinga, Dutch international law jurist
  • 1881 Irving Langmuir, inventor (tungsten filament lamp/Nobel 1932)
  • 1881 Joseph A Cushman, US, palaentologist
  • 1881 Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina/choreographer, born in St Petersburg, (d. 1931)
  • 1882 Josephus RH van Schaik, Dutch lawyer/vice-premier
  • 1884 Nicholas Joy, Paris France, actor (Boss Lady)
  • 1884 Theodor Heuss, 1st President of Germany (Bundespräsident) (d. 1963)
  • 1886 Alfonso Lopez, Colombia, statesman (Pres UN security council-1948)
  • 1889 F R Foster, cricketer (330 runs & 45 wickets for England)
  • 1890 Adolf Bach, German language/sociologist (Deutsche Namenkunde)
  • 1891 Max Drischner, composer
  • 1892 Eddie Cantor, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), born in NYC, New York
  • 1893 Freya Stark, English explorer/ travel writer
  • 1894 Percy Helton, NY, actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men)
  • 1894 Isham Jones, American musician (d. 1956)
  • 1896 Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer
  • 1901 Blaz Arnic, composer
  • 1901 Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer
  • 1902 Alva Myrdal, Uppsala Sweden, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)
  • 1902 Jean C M Picart le Doux, France, carpet designer
  • 1902 Julian H Steward, US anthropologist/professor
  • 1903 Gardner Cowles, Iowa, publisher/founder (Look Magazine)
  • 1903 Tallulah Bankhead, Huntsville Ala, actress (Lifeboat, Die Die Darling)
  • 1904 E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/ARP-alderman/co-founder (Trouw)
  • 1905 Anna Blaman, [Johanna P Vrugt], Dutch writer (Wife & Friend)
  • 1905 John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist (Appointment at Samarra)
  • 1906 Benjamin Frankel, composer
  • 1906 R W Bonham, founder (International Braille Chess Association)
  • 1908 René Simone Mathieu, France, doubles tennis star (Wimbledon 1934)
  • 1909 Foley Newns, British colonial administrator
  • 1909 Miron Grindea, literary editor
  • 1910 Herbert Ashworth, CEO (Nationwide Building Society)
  • 1911 A G Ogston, president (Trinity College-Oxford)
  • 1911 Christina Foyle, book seller
  • 1911 Eddie Byrne, British actor (d. 1981)

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1913 Don Hutson, Pine Bluff Arkansas, first NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers)

First Wide Receiver in NFL History Don Hutson
First Wide Receiver in NFL History
Don Hutson
  • 1913 Hector Iglesias Villoud, composer
  • 1913 Wayne Millner, NFL end (Boston/Washington Redskins)
  • 1914 Carey Lofton, Blountsville Fla, actor (Skinner-Troubleshooters)

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1914 Jersey Joe Walcott, Merchantville New Jersey, heavyweight boxing champ (1951-52)

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • 1914 Louis Osman, architect/artist/goldsmith
  • 1914 Sri Daya Mata, Hindu religious figure
  • 1915 Bobby Hackett, Providence RI, trumpeteer/orchestra leader (Air Time '57)
  • 1915 Garry Moore, [Thomas Garrison Morfit], Balt, host (I've Got a Secret)
  • 1915 John Profumo, president (Toynbee Hall)

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1915 Thomas Merton, French/American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), born in Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales, France

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
  • 1915 William Crosbie, artist
  • 1915 Alan Lomax, American musicologist (d. 2002)
  • 1916 Ciro D Crown, premier of Dutch Antilles (1968-69)
  • 1916 Frank A Parker, tennis champ (US Open-1944)
  • 1916 Violet Cane, statistician

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1560 Spanish king Philip II marries Elisabeth van Valois

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1842 10th US President John Tyler's daughter Elizabeth marries in White House
  • 1960 Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress/singer Phyllis Newman in NYC
  • 1974 "The Outlaw" actress Jane Russell (52) weds real-estate broker John Calvin People (45) in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2009 "Stay" singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb (40) weds Late Night with Conan O'Brien music supervisor Roey Hershkovitz (30) at Manhattan restaurant in New York City

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1957 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 2nd divorce from actor Michael Wilding


Famous Deaths

  • 743 Muhammad al-Baqir, Shia Imam (b. 676)
  • 1398 Emperor Sukō (b. 1334)
  • 1435 Xuande, Emperor of China (b. 1398)
  • 1561 Menno Simonsz, Dutch priest/vicar (Foundation Book), dies
  • 1561 Bairam Khan, Great Mughal General, regent for Akbar
  • 1580 Henry, King of Portugal, Cardinal, Epilepticus and Regent. Reigned 1578-80 (b. 1512)

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1606 Guy Fawkes, convicted in the "Gunpowder Plot", executed at 35

English Catholic Conspirator Guy Fawkes
English Catholic Conspirator
Guy Fawkes
  • 1615 Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit (b. 1543)
  • 1632 Joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (b. 1552)
  • 1665 Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (b. 1622)
  • 1686 Jean Mairet, French dramatist (b. 1604)
  • 1720 Thomas Grey, 2nd Earl of Stamford, English privy councillor (c. 1654)
  • 1729 Jakob Roggeveen, Dutch explorer (b. 1659)
  • 1736 Filippo Juvara, Italian architect (b. 1678)
  • 1788 Francesco Zannetti, composer, dies at 50
  • 1788 [Bonnie Prince Charlie] Charles E Stuart, English pretender to the throne, dies at 67
  • 1790 Thomas Lewis, Irish-born Virginia settler (b. 1718)
  • 1794 Marriott Arbuthnot, British admiral (b. 1711)
  • 1815 José Félix Ribas, Venezuelan independentist leader (b. 1775)
  • 1828 Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter, dies at 35
  • 1844 Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general (b. 1773)
  • 1861 Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53
  • 1864 Hamilton Rowan Gamble, US judge/governor of Missouri (1861-64), dies
  • 1888 John Bosco, Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society (b. 1815)
  • 1891 Ernest Meissonier, French painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1892 Charles Spurgeon, English preacher and evangelist (b. 1834)
  • 1907 Timothy Eaton, Canadian department store founder (b. 1834)
  • 1919 Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Estimate), dies at 79
  • 1922 Heinrich Reinhardt, composer, dies at 56
  • 1933 John Galsworthy, England, writer (Forsythe, Nobel 1932), dies at 65
  • 1939 George Thornton, cricketer (1 Test for South Africa 1902, 1* & 1-20), dies
  • 1940 René "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56
  • 1942 Henry Larkin, American baseball player (b. 1860)
  • 1942 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (b. 1917)
  • 1944 Jean Giraudoux, French writer (b. 1882)
  • 1945 Eddie Slovik, 1st US executed for desertion since Civil War at 25
  • 1949 Henri de Vries, [Hendricus Walterop], actor (Cleopatra), dies at 84
  • 1954 Edwin H Armstrong, US radio inventor (FM), commits suicide at 63
  • 1954 Florence Bates, actress (Kismet, I Remember Mama), dies at 65
  • 1955 John R Mott, US theologist/founder (YMCA, Nobel 1946), dies at 89

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1956 A.A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, dies at 74

Author A.A. Milne
Author
A.A. Milne
  • 1960 Lowell Gilmore, actor (Calcutta, Roadblock), dies at 53
  • 1966 Elizabeth Patterson, actress (Tall Story), dies at 90
  • 1967 Chief Thundercloud, actor (Ambush, Colt 45, Typhoon), dies at 100
  • 1967 Otto Dibelius, German theologian/bishop, dies at 86
  • 1967 Eddie Tolan, American athlete (b. 1908)
  • 1969 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer, dies at 77
  • 1969 Meher Baba, Indian guru (b. 1894)
  • 1970 Slim Harpo, [James Moore], rocker, dies at 28
  • 1972 Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, king of Nepal (1955-72), dies at 51
  • 1972 Howard Barlow, conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 79
  • 1972 Istvan Szelenyi, composer, dies at 67
  • 1973 Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77
  • 1974 Glenn Morris, olympian/actor (Tarzan's Revenge), dies at 61
  • 1974 Harry Baum, actor (Crime & Punishment), dies at 58
  • 1974 Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Flandre), dies at 72
  • 1974 Roger Pryor, actor (Lady by Choice), dies at 72

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1974 Samuel Goldwyn, Polish/English/US film magnate (MGM), dies of natural causes at 91

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • 1976 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (b. 1941)
  • 1980 J P Duminy, cricket (30 runs at 5 & 1 wkt at 39 in 3 Test S Af), dies
  • 1987 Yves Allégret, French film director (b. 1907)
  • 1989 Jack Douglas, humorist (My Brother Was an Only Child), dies at 80
  • 1989 Yasushi Akutagawa, composer, dies at 63
  • 1990 Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian-born imam (b. 1935)

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1992 Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants), dies of stomach cancer at 82

NFL Offensive Lineman Mel Hein
NFL Offensive Lineman
Mel Hein
  • 1992 Wim van Heumen, field hockey coach (Netherlands), dies at 63
  • 1994 Pierre Boulle, French writer (Executioner), dies at 81
  • 1995 George Abbott, playwright/actor/producer (Damn Yankees), dies at 105
  • 1995 James Johnson, English MP (Labour, 1950..83), dies at 86
  • 1996 Gustave Solomon, mathematician, dies at 65
  • 1997 Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park), dies at 84
  • 1997 John Joseph Scanlan, Irish Catholic prelate (b. 1930)
  • 1999 Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (b. 1929)
  • 1999 Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 2000 Gil Kane, Latvian-born comic book writer (b. 1926)
  • 2001 Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian writer (b. 1923)
  • 2002 Francis Gabreski, American fighter pilot (b. 1919)
  • 2004 Eleanor Holm, American swimmer (b. 1913)
  • 2006 Moira Shearer, Scottish actress (The Red Shoes) and ballerina (b. 1926)
  • 2007 Kirka Babitzin, Finnish singer (b. 1950)
  • 2007 Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author (b. 1944)
  • 2007 Lee Bergere, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Adelaide Tambo, South African activist and wife of Oliver Tambo (b. 1929)
  • 2008 Zeltim Odie Peterson, famous pug (b. 1997)
  • 2009 Nagesh, Indian comedian actor in Kollywood (b. 1933)
  • 2012 mike Kelley, American artist, commits suicide at 57
  • 2012 Anthony Bevilacqua, American cardinal, dies at 88
  • 2012 Dorothea Tanning, American artist, dies at 101
  • 2012 Tristram Coffin, American folklorist, dies from pneumonia at 89
  • 2013 Timir Pinegin, Societ sailor, dies at 85
  • 2014 Christopher Jones, American actor, dies from cancer at 72
  • 2015 Lizabeth Scott [Emma Matzo], American actress (Desert Fury), dies at 92
  • 2015 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), dies at 78
  • 2015 Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), dies at 94
  • 2016 Terry Wogan, British broadcaster (Eurovision Song Contest, Blankety Blank), dies of cancer at 77