On This Day for 5th January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 182

  • 1349 Margaretha of Bavaria names her son Willem V Earl of Holland/Zealand
  • 1438 Pope Eugenius IV deallocated council of Basel to Ferrara
  • 1463 French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris
  • 1477 Battle of Nancy, Burgundy vs Switzerland, 7,000 + killed including their leader Charles Duke of Burgundy

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1500 Duke Ludovico Sforza's troops reconquer Milan

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza
Duke of Milan
Ludovico Sforza
  • 1527 Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zürich, is executed by drowning. (b. 1498)
  • 1554 Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1593 William Louis of Nassau becomes governor/viceroy of Drenthe
  • 1638 Petition in Recife Brazil leads to closing of their 2 synagogues
  • 1649 Francesco Cavalli's opera "Giasone" premieres in Venice
  • 1675 Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg
  • 1709 Sudden extreme cold kills thousands of Europeans
  • 1717 Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles
  • 1719 Britain, Hannover, Saxony-Poland and Austria sign anti-Prussian/Russian pact
  • 1757 Failed assassination attempt on French King Louis XV by Damiens
  • 1776 Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution

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1781 British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
Benedict Arnold
  • 1800 1st Swedenborgian temple in US holds 1st service, Baltimore
  • 1804 Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
  • 1809 Treaty of Dardanelles concluded between Britain & France
  • 1822 Central America proclaims annexation to Mexican Empire
  • 1828 1st edition of Amsterdam General Trade Journal (Algemeen Handelsblad)
  • 1834 Kiowa Indians record this as the night the stars fell

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1836 Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett
  • 1840 Records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date
  • 1841 James Clark Ross (UK) is 1st to enter pack ice near Ross Ice Shelf
  • 1846 The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
  • 1850 California Exchange opens
  • 1854 Steamship San Francisco wrecked-300 die
  • 1859 1st steamboat sails, Red River
  • 1861 250 Federal troops are sent from New York to Ft Sumter
  • 1861 Alabama troops seize Forts Morgan & Gaines at Mobile Bay
  • 1875 Charles Garnier's new Opera opens in Paris
  • 1875 President Grant sends federal troops to Vicksburg, Miss
  • 1887 1st US school of librarianship opens at Columbia University
  • 1888 Dutch Heidemaatschappij (land reclamation) established
  • 1892 1st successful auroral photograph made
  • 1895 Henry James' play "Guy Domville" opens in London
  • 1895 Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days
  • 1895 French Capt Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later exonerated
  • 1896 Isaac Albeniz' opera "Pepita Jiminez" premieres in Barcelona

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1896 "Die Presse" newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of X-rays and their potential for new methods of medical diagnoses in a front-page article

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1899 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure-Charles Augustus Milverton (BG)
  • 1900 Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
  • 1903 SF-Hawaii telegraph cable opens for public use
  • 1904 -34°F (-36.7°C), River Vale, New Jersey (state record)
  • 1904 -42°F (-41.1°C), Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
  • 1904 England beat Australia at the MCG, Rhodes 7-56 & 8-68
  • 1905 Charles Perrine announces discovery of Jupiter's 7th satellite, Elara
  • 1905 National Association of Audubon Society, a non-profit, environmental organization dedicated to conservation, incorporates
  • 1909 Colombia recognizes Panama's independence
  • 1911 Portuguese expel Jesuits
  • 1911 San Francisco has its first air meet
  • 1912 1st National Hockey Association game (Victoria)
  • 1912 The Prague Party Conference takes place.
  • 1914 Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr day
  • 1916 Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro
  • 1918 British premier Lloyd George demand for unified peace
  • 1919 National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers' Party
  • 1919 Left-wing Spartacus organization instigates a revolt in Berlin; terrified by the spread of Bolshevism, German troops brutally suppress the uprising
  • 1925 James Gleason & Richard Tabers "Is zat so?" premieres in NYC
  • 1925 Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman governor in USA
  • 1925 Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office
  • 1925 French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings
  • 1927 Fox Studios exhibits Movietone
  • 1927 Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago & Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
  • 1929 Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia

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1930 Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong

Conference-meetingMeeting of Interest

1930 Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • 1931 1st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League
  • 1933 Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, on Marin County side
  • 1933 "Cavalcade" based on the play by Noel Coward, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1934)
  • 1934 Fenway Park catches fire for 2nd time (May 8th 1926 also)
  • 1934 National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball

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1937 Fingleton & Bradman make record stand of 346 for 6th wkt

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1937 Only unicameral state legislature in US opens 1st session in Nebraska
  • 1940 FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal
  • 1940 Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia
  • 1941 British/Australian troops conquer Bardia, Libya
  • 1942 55 German tanks reach North-Africa
  • 1943 Teams agrees to start season later due to WW II
  • 1943 William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces
  • 1944 The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
  • 1945 Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon "Odor-able Kitty"
  • 1945 Surprise attack on Liese-Aktion-office on Marnix St, Amsterdam
  • 1946 "Show Boat" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances
  • 1949 General Spoor orders cease-fire on Sumatra

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1949 US President Harry Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1950 Carson McCuller's "Member of the Wedding" premieres in NYC
  • 1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Ponte Vedra Beach Women's Golf Open
  • 1952 Flying Enterprise sinks

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1952 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes an official visit to the US

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1953 -6] Passenger ships Willem Ruys & Orange collide in the Red Sea

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1953 Samuel Beckett's "En Attendant Godot" premieres in Paris

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • 1955 KMSP TV channel 9 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (IND) 1st broadcast

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1957 Dodgers' Jackie Robinson announces his retirement rather than be traded to the NY Giants

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

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1957 US President Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Mid East

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1959 "Bozo the Clown" live children's show premieres on TV

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1959 Buddy Holly releases his last record "It Doesn't Matter"; he was killed in a plane crash 29 days later

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1960 Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 249

  • 1209 Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1272)
  • 1548 Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian (d. 1617)
  • 1560 William Cobbold, composer
  • 1587 Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)
  • 1592 Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India (1628-58), built Taj Mahal
  • 1596 Henry Lawes, English composer
  • 1614 Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (d. 1662)
  • 1661 Jacob Balthasar Schutz, composer
  • 1667 Antonio Lotti, Italian composer (b. 1740)
  • 1679 Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, composer
  • 1696 Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/painter (d. 1757)
  • 1710 Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer
  • 1717 William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (d. 1793)
  • 1729 Paul C la Fargue, cartoonist/painter
  • 1759 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader
  • 1762 Constanze Mozart, wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1842)
  • 1769 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics)
  • 1773 Pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter/drawer
  • 1778 Fortunato Santini, composer
  • 1779 Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)
  • 1779 Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)
  • 1787 John Burke, Irish genealogist (Burke's Peerage)
  • 1788 Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer
  • 1806 Andre H C van Hasselt, Belgian poet (La Belgium)
  • 1810 Auguste Mermet, composer
  • 1811 Cyrus Hamlin, educator/missionary (est Robert College, Turkey)
  • 1813 Thomas Neville Waul, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1903)
  • 1822 Joseph Brevard Kershaw, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • 1823 William Rockstro, composer
  • 1828 August Valentine Kautz, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1895)
  • 1829 Sir Roger Tichborne, missing U.K. heir who was the subject of the longest criminal trial in British history (d. c.1854)
  • 1834 William John Wills, English explorer of Australia, member of the Burke and Wills expedition (d. 1861)
  • 1835 Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer
  • 1835 Hendrik E van Rijgersma, Dutch gouvernement doctor on Saint Maarten
  • 1837 A Ch Swinburne, writer [or Apr 5]
  • 1838 Camille Jordan, French mathematician (d. 1922)
  • 1840 John Doby Kennedy, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • 1846 Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Germany, Idealist philosopher (Nobel 1908)
  • 1848 Khristo Botev, hero of Bulgarian revolt against Turkey, poet
  • 1848 Same Steele, Canadian soldier, born in Purbrook, Canada West, (d. 1919)
  • 1850 Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter/etcher
  • 1855 King Camp Gillette, inventor (safety razor)
  • 1858 Gustaf af Geijerstam, Swedish author (Boken om Lillebror)
  • 1859 DeWitt B Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer)
  • 1864 Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (d. 1911)
  • 1865 Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer (d. 1920)
  • 1871 Frederick Shepherd Converse, Newton Mass, composer

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1874 Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), born in San Francisco, California

Physiologist Joseph Erlanger
Physiologist
Joseph Erlanger

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1876 Konrad Adenauer, Cologne Germany, chancellor of Germany (BRD, 1949)

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer
  • 1879 Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946)
  • 1880 Nicolai Karlovich Medtner, composer
  • 1881 Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer
  • 1882 Herbert Bayard Swope, U.S. journalist who coined the term "Cold War" (d. 1958)
  • 1885 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940)
  • 1889 Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor/director (Little Rascal) [or 1899]
  • 1890 Cora Witherspoon, actress (Bank Dick), dies, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1891 Johan Boskamp, Dutch actor/singer (Potasch & Perlemoer) [or 1893]
  • 1892 Francesca Bertini, Florence Italy, actress (Odette, Assunta Spina)
  • 1893 Friedrich Blume, German musicologist (Das Rassenproblem in der Musik)
  • 1893 Zoltán Böszörmény, Hungarian Nazi politician (d. unknown)
  • 1893 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (d. 1952)
  • 1895 Jeannette Piccard, balloonist/Episcopal priest
  • 1895 Elizabeth Cotten, American musician (d. 1987)
  • 1896 Hendrik Algra, Dutch MP (ARP)
  • 1897 Jack Wagner, OH, actor (Jive Junction)
  • 1897 Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami)
  • 1900 Dennis Gabor, Hung/Brit physicist (holography-Nobel 1971) [or Jun 5]
  • 1900 Paula Ludwig, writer
  • 1900 Yves Tanguy, French/US sailor/surrealistic painter
  • 1901 H L Honore comte d'Estienne d'Orves, French officer/resistance fighter
  • 1901 Mario Scelba, premier Italy (1954-55)
  • 1902 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • 1902 Pierre Palla, Dutch pianist/organist
  • 1903 Leighton Lucas, composer
  • 1903 Harold Gatty, Australian aviator, navigator with Wiley Post (d. 1957)
  • 1904 Erica Morini, concert violinist (d. 1995), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1904 Jeane Dixon, American astrologer "A Gift of Prophecy" (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho
  • 1907 Anton Ingolic, Slavic author (After Splavih, After Prelomu)
  • 1907 Willi Soukop, sculptor and member of Royal Academy of Arts
  • 1908 George Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo)
  • 1909 Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, bibliophile
  • 1909 Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions)
  • 1910 Hugh Brannum, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1911 Jean-Pierre Aumont, Paris France, actor (Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker) (d. 2001)
  • 1912 Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53)

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1914 George Reeves, [George Lescher Bessolo], Ashland Ky, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind)

  • 1914 Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (d. 1955)
  • 1915 Mabel Leigh, potter
  • 1915 Uta Graf, singer/teacher
  • 1915 Arthur H. Robinson, Canadian-born cartographer (d. 2004)
  • 1917 Reginald Smith Brindle, composer
  • 1917 Wieland Wagner, German opera director
  • 1917 Jane Wyman, St. Joseph, Missouri, American actress (Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite (d. 2006)
  • 1919 Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
  • 1920 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist
  • 1920 Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, cricket (Pak bat scored 16 & 18 in only test)
  • 1921 Jean BMRLAAM d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964- )
  • 1921 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Konolfingen, Bern, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1531 Pope Clemens VII forbids English King Henry VIII to re-marry

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

HeartWedding of Interest

1808 Explorer William Clark (37) weds Julia Hancock in Fincastle, Virginia

Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition
William Clark

HeartWedding of Interest

1911 British PM Neville Chamberlain (41) weds Anne de Vere Cole

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain

HeartWedding of Interest

1985 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (22) weds Lisa Andrews

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

HeartWedding of Interest

1985 NFL football player Reggie White (23) weds Sara Copeland

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
Reggie White
  • 1998 "Hercules" actor Kevin Sorbo (39) weds actress Sam Jenkins (33) at the Beurge Chapel in Pacific Palisades, California
  • 2002 Former Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona (21) weds "Westlife" member Brian McFadden (21) at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rathfeigh, County Meath, Republic of Ireland
  • 2006 Adult film actress Linsey Dawn McKenzie (27) weds former Wimbledon F.C. and Northern Ireland footballer Mark Williams (35) at the central London register office

HeartWedding of Interest

2015 Actress Cameron Diaz (42) weds Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden (35) in Beverly Hills, California

Actress Cameron Diaz
Actress
Cameron Diaz

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1967 Actor Lee Marvin (42) divorces Elizabeth Ebeling after 14 years of marriage

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 144

  • 842 Al-Mu'tasim, Abbasid caliph (b. 794)
  • 1066 Edward de Belijder, the Confessor, king of England (1043-66), dies
  • 1387 Pedro IV, king of Aragon/conqueror of Sicily, dies at 67
  • 1400 John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English politician (executed) (b. ca. 1350)
  • 1425 John of Bavaria/Bayern, liege of Holland/Zealand/Dordrecht, poisoned
  • 1448 Christopher of Bavaria (b. 1416)
  • 1465 Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (b. 1394)
  • 1477 Charles, the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, dies at the Battle of Nancy at 43
  • 1524 Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pecinich, Croatian poet, dies at 73
  • 1589 Catherine de' Medici, Queen mother of France, dies at 69
  • 1592 Willem II, Duke of Gulik/Kleef/Gelre, dies at about 75
  • 1595 Ercole Procaccini, Italian painter, dies
  • 1603 Pieter Adriaansz van der Werff, mayor of Lead, dies at 73
  • 1684 Claude Audran II, French painter/engraver, dies at 44
  • 1713 Jean Chardin, French explorer (b. 1643)
  • 1740 Antonio Lotti, Italian opera composer, dies at about 72
  • 1746 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer, dies at 53
  • 1759 Thomas-Philippe et de Boussu, S Neth cardinal, dies at 79

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1762 Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at 52

Empress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia
Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of Russia
  • 1771 John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (b. 1710)
  • 1783 Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer, dies on 73rd birthday
  • 1788 Johann Schneider, German composer and pupil of Bach, dies at 85
  • 1796 Samuel Huntington, US judge (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 64
  • 1807 Michel Adanson, French biologist (Plant classes), dies at 79
  • 1814 Johann Gottfried Krebs, composer, dies at 72
  • 1823 Major George Johnston, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)
  • 1827 Frederick of York, English duke/bishop/general, dies at 63
  • 1846 Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (b. 1812)
  • 1848 Ferdinando Orlandi, composer, dies at 73
  • 1856 Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67
  • 1858 Johann JWAFK Radetzky von Radetz, Austr earl/field marshal, dies at 91
  • 1860 St John Nepomucene Neumann, 1st male US saint, dies
  • 1862 Joseph Frohlich, composer, dies at 81
  • 1883 Charles Tompson, first Australian published poet (b. 1806)
  • 1888 Henri Herz, composer, dies at a day before 85th birthday
  • 1891 Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49), dies at 89
  • 1891 Emma Abbott, American soprano (b. 1849)
  • 1904 Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya), dies at 64
  • 1906 Kathleen Kenyon, English Archaeologist who excavated Jericho (the oldest known continuously occupied human settlement that has been inhabited for the last 11,000 years), dies at 72
  • 1922 Ernest H Shackleton, Brit South pole explorer (Endurance), dies at 47

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1933 Calvin Coolidge, 30th President (1923-29), dies in Mass at 60

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • 1937 Marie Booth, child of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1864)

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1939 Amelia Earhart, American aviator declared dead after disappearance in 1937. (b. 1897)

Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
Aviation Pioneer
Amelia Earhart
  • 1940 Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46
  • 1940 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (b. 1885)
  • 1941 Amy Johnson, English aviator (b. 1903)
  • 1942 Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered
  • 1943 George Washington Carver, famous African American scientist, dies at 81
  • 1944 Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80
  • 1946 Kitty Cheatham, American singer (b. 1864)
  • 1951 Andrei P Platonov, Russian author (Prok, Kotlovan), dies at 51
  • 1952 Nawab of Pataudi, cricket (play polo 3 Tests for Eng 3 for Ind), dies
  • 1952 Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
  • 1954 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (b. 1891)
  • 1956 Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84
  • 1956 Mistinguett, French singer (b. 1875)
  • 1960 Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies
  • 1960 Pavel P Parenago, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 53
  • 1963 Rogers Hornsby, baseball player, dies of a heart ailment at 66
  • 1965 Neil Craig, actor (Calling Dr Kildare), dies at 73
  • 1965 Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher, dies at 81
  • 1966 George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies
  • 1968 Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79
  • 1969 Franz T Csokor, Austria author (Gottes General), dies at 83
  • 1969 Tom Aherne, actor (Hustler, April Fools), dies of influenza in NY
  • 1970 Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
  • 1970 Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87
  • 1970 Roberto Gerhard, composer, dies at 73
  • 1970 Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (b. 1896)
  • 1971 Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)
  • 1971 Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, dies at 66
  • 1973 Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP (SGP), dies at 79
  • 1974 Roy Bargy, orchestra leader (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79
  • 1974 Lev Oborin, Russian pianist (b. 1907)
  • 1975 Don Wilson, pitcher (Astro), dies at 29 of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • 1976 Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84
  • 1976 John A. Costello, Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891)
  • 1977 Onslow Stevens, actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), dies at 74
  • 1979 Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56
  • 1981 Harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87
  • 1981 Paul Félix, Flemish architect (Song of the Sun), dies at 67
  • 1981 Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher (b. 1901)
  • 1982 Hans Conried, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), dies at 64
  • 1982 Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56
  • 1982 Sir Edmund Herring, Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)
  • 1985 Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906
  • 1987 Margaret Laurence, Canadian author, dies at 60
  • 1987 Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-born Canadian cross-country skier (b. 1875)
  • 1988 "Pistol Pete" Mavarich, NBAer (Atlanta), dies of a heart attack at 40

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1988 Pete Maravich, American basketball player, dies of heart failure at 40

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • 1990 Arthur Kennedy, actor (Air Force), dies of a brain tumor at 76
  • 1990 Bart LaRue, entertainer, dies
  • 1991 John Eckhardt, actor born without legs (Freaks), dies at 82
  • 1991 Marie Madeline Sullivan, actress (Elvira Mistress of Dark), dies at 80
  • 1991 Vasko Popa, Serbian WW II-partisan/poet (Sporedno Nebo), dies at 68
  • 1993 George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • 1993 Henk Knol, Suriname MP (PvdA), dies at 61
  • 1993 Jennifer Raine Bissell, daughter of Alan Napier, dies 60
  • 1993 Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
  • 1993 Klaas Wiersma, Dutch sec of Justice (VVD), dies