On This Day for 8th January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 187

  • 794 Vikings attacked Lindisfarne Island
  • 871 Battle of Ashdown: Ethelred of Wessex and his brother Alfred (the Great) beat invading Danish army
  • 1198 Lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III
  • 1214 Earl Ferrand of Flanders drops ties with France
  • 1297 Monaco gains its independence.
  • 1558 French troops under Duc de Guise occupy Calais
  • 1598 Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy
  • 1656 Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)
  • 1675 1st American commercial corporation chartered (NY Fishing Co)

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1705 George F Handel's 1st opera "Almira" premieres in Hamburg

  • 1708 Spanish armada headed by the San Jose and loaded with gold sunk after British squadron attacks off coast of Colombia (rediscovered 2015)
  • 1716 Dutch gang leader "Sjako" arrested
  • 1734 Premiere of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
  • 1745 Britain, Austria, Netherlands & Saxony sign anti-Prussian Quadruple Alliance
  • 1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Stirling [NS=Jan 19]
  • 1760 Comet C/1760 A1 (Great comet) approaches within 0.0682 AUs of Earth

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1790 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1798 11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed
  • 1800 Austrians defeat French in 2nd battle of Novi
  • 1800 Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France
  • 1806 Cape colony becomes British colony
  • 1806 Lewis & Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon
  • 1811 Louisiana slave revolt by Charles Deslondes at German Coast
  • 1815 Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812); the war had ended on 24th December 1814 but none of the combatants knew
  • 1833 Boston Academy of Music, 1st US music school, established
  • 1835 The United States national debt is 0 for the first and only time.
  • 1838 Rebellion at Amherstburg, Ontario breaks out
  • 1842 Dutch King Willem II charters Technical College Delft
  • 1848 Austrian soldiers kill 10 students, Pavia
  • 1853 1st US bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Washington
  • 1856 Dr John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs, Calif
  • 1857 Dion Boucicauly's "Poor of NY" premieres in NYC
  • 1863 American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield
  • 1867 African American men granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C. despite President Johnson's veto
  • 1870 US mint at Carson City, Nevada begins issuing coins

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1877 Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain (Montana Territory).

Native American War Leader Crazy Horse
Native American War Leader
Crazy Horse
  • 1878 Secret meeting of King Leopold II's agent & Henry Morton Stanley
  • 1884 Chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz
  • 1889 Dr Herman Hollerith receives 1st US patent for a mechanical tabulating machine
  • 1894 Columbus World's fair in Chicago destroyed by fire
  • 1897 Michael Eagan wins 1st US national amateur handball championship
  • 1901 New South Wales score 918 all out vs South Australia in 560 minutes
  • 1902 1st National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Ill)
  • 1902 The United Irish League, a leading force for unification in all Ireland and independence from Britain, holds its convention in Dublin
  • 1904 Pope Pius X banned low cut dresses in the presence of churchmen
  • 1906 A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
  • 1912 Chiefs, representatives of people's and church organisations, and other prominent individuals form the African National Congress and declare its aim to bring all Africans together as one people to defend their rights and freedoms
  • 1913 Frank Chance becomes Yankee manager
  • 1916 WWI: ANZAC forces withdraw from the Gallipoli Peninsula after Ottoman forces successfully defend access to Constantinople
  • 1917 Austria-Hungarian troops conquer Forlani Italy
  • 1918 Mississippi becomes 1st state to ratify 18th amendment (prohibition of alcohol) of the US Constitution
  • 1918 US President Wilson outlines his Fourteen Points for peace after the Great War
  • 1923 Typography strike in Amsterdam
  • 1925 1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas
  • 1926 Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia
  • 1929 1st telephone connection between Netherlands & West-Indies
  • 1929 CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC
  • 1931 Phila Quakers set then NHL record of 15 straight loses
  • 1932 Ratification of present SF City Charter
  • 1934 Jaap Speyers "Bluejackets" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1935 Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy
  • 1937 -50°F (-45.6°C), San Jacinto, Nevada (state record)

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1938 Bradman scores 107 for South Australia v Qld (1st innings)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1940 Britain's 1st WW II rationing (bacon, butter & sugar)
  • 1942 British Air Marshal Richard Peirse replaced as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Bomber Command
  • 1945 "Youth for Christ" organizes

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1947 Gen George Marshall becomes US Secretary of State

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • 1947 Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game
  • 1948 Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason
  • 1949 "Make Mine Manhattan" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 429 performances
  • 1949 "My Romance" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 95 performances
  • 1949 "Small Wonder" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 134 performances
  • 1951 Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow (the Bermuda petrel) is rediscovered in Bermuda
  • 1952 Jordan adopts constitution
  • 1953 Indians bar night games with Browns (who refuse to share TV receipts)
  • 1953 René Mayer forms French government

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1954 Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio & records his 1st two songs, "Casual Love" & "I'll Never Stand in Your Way"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1955 Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 pt
  • 1955 Georgia Tech ends Kentucky's 130-game home basketball win streak
  • 1955 Louise Sugg wins LPGA LA Golf Open
  • 1955 WUNC TV channel 4 in Chapel Hill, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken
  • 1956 Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" single goes #1 & stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single)
  • 1956 Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
  • 1958 Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana

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1959 Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as president of France's 5th Republic

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1961 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters
  • 1961 The French vote for Algerian independence from French rule in the wake of seven years of guerrilla war
  • 1962 Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Neth)

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1962 Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th

  • 1963 "Mona Lisa", on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art
  • 1963 Dmitri Shostakovitch' Katharina Ismailova premieres in Riga

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1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson declares "War on Poverty"

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1965 Senator Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the American natonal flower (it does not pass)
  • 1965 Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
  • 1966 Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
  • 1966 Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks

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1966 Georges Pompidou re-appointed French Prime Minister and forms new government

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • 1966 Who & the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC

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1968 Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on US network TV

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 271

  • 1081 Henry V, Roman German king/emperor (1098/1111-25)
  • 1556 Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)
  • 1583 Simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist
  • 1587 Johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots)
  • 1589 Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka)
  • 1601 Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658)
  • 1628 Francois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier
  • 1632 Samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist
  • 1635 Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish Archbishop (d. 1709)
  • 1668 Jean Gilles, composer
  • 1735 John Carroll, American Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1815)
  • 1763 Edmond Charles Genêt, French diplomat (d. 1834)
  • 1767 Abraham de Veer, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1822-28)
  • 1777 Filippo Traetta, Italy, composer/musicologist
  • 1779 John White, English organist and violinist (d. 1831)
  • 1786 Nicholas Biddle, made 2nd bank of US 1st effective central bank
  • 1787 Johann Ludwig Bohner, composer
  • 1788 Erik Drake, composer
  • 1788 Archduke Rudolph of Austria (d. 1831)
  • 1788 Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874)
  • 1791 Jacob Collamer, (Sen-Vt)
  • 1792 Lowell Mason, Medfield Mass, organist/composer (Zebulo)

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1804 George Childress, Lawyer, statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1841)

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress
  • 1805 John Bigler, American politician (d. 1871)
  • 1805 Orson Hyde, American religious leader (d. 1878)
  • 1812 Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, composer
  • 1812 William Henry Holmes, composer
  • 1814 Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist
  • 1814 Thomas Green, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1815 George Webb Morell, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • 1815 Lawrence Pike Graham, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • 1817 John Selden Roane, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1867)
  • 1817 Sir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman (d. 1893)

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1821 James Longstreet, Confederate general (1st Corps, ANV)

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • 1822 Alfredo Carlo Piatti, composer

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1823 Alfred Russel Wallace, British zoologist/co-discoverer (evolution)

Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer
Alfred Russel Wallace
  • 1824 Per August Olander, composer
  • 1824 [William] Wilkie Collins, English writer (Woman in White), born in London (d. 1889)
  • 1824 Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861)
  • 1830 Gouverneur Kemble Warren, Major Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)
  • 1830 Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (d. 1894)
  • 1836 Fannie M Jackson, pioneer & educator, 1st US African American woman college grad
  • 1836 Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch/British painter/husband of Laura Epps
  • 1843 Frederick Abberline, British police investigator (d. 1929)
  • 1843 John H. Moffitt, American politician (d. 1926)
  • 1846 Albert Cahen, composer
  • 1846 William Wallace Gilchrist, composer
  • 1852 James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)
  • 1860 Nancy Jones, US African American missionary in Africa
  • 1862 Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co)
  • 1864 Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (d. 1892)
  • 1866 William G. Conley, American politician (d. 1940)
  • 1867 Emily Green Balch, US, sociologist/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1946)
  • 1868 Frank Dyson, proved Einstein right about light bent by gravity
  • 1870 Miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain (1923-30)
  • 1871 James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish politician (d. 1940)
  • 1873 Lucien Capet, composer
  • 1873 Iuliu Maniu, Romanian politician (d. 1953)
  • 1873 Elena of Montenegro, queen of Italy (d. 1956)
  • 1881 Henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960)
  • 1883 Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer
  • 1883 Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (d. 1941)
  • 1883 Patrick J. Hurley, United States Secretary of War (d. 1963)
  • 1885 John Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)
  • 1885 A. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (d. 1967)
  • 1886 Noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], NC, prophet (Moorish Science Temple)
  • 1888 Matt Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (Coquette, Deluge)
  • 1888 Richard Courant, German-American mathematician (d. 1972)
  • 1888 Matthew Moore, Irish-American actor (d. 1960)
  • 1889 Paul Hartmann, Furth Germany, actor (Haunted Castle)
  • 1890 Sandor Rado, Hungarian/US psycho analyst
  • 1891 Bronislava Nijinska, ballet choreographer
  • 1891 Walter Bothe, Germany, subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)
  • 1891 Storm Jameson, English writer (d. 1986)
  • 1892 Werner Wehrli, composer
  • 1894 St Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (d. 1941)
  • 1896 Jaromir Weinberger, Prague Czechoslovakia, composer (Bird's Opera)
  • 1896 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chile, writer (Men of the South)
  • 1896 Arthur Ford, American psychic (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Solomon WRD Bandaranaike, premier of Ceylon (1956-59)
  • 1900 Queen Marie, of Yugoslavia
  • 1901 Edmond Vandercammen, French/Belgian writer (L'amour responsable)
  • 1902 Alexander Gray, Wrightsville Pa, actor (This is Music)
  • 1902 Carl R[ansom] Rogers, US, psychologist (Client-Centered Therapy)
  • 1902 Georgy M Malenkov, Stalin's successor as head of CPSU, PM (1953-55)
  • 1902 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography (Silent Song)
  • 1903 Gene Roth, [Eugene Stutenroth], SD, actor (She Demons, Spider)
  • 1904 Peter Arno, cartoonist (New Yorker), born in NYC, New York
  • 1904 Karl Brandt, Alsacian Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
  • 1905 Carl Gustav Hempel, German Logical Positivist philosopher
  • 1905 Giacinto Scelsi, La Spezia, Italy, composer and surrealist poet
  • 1906 Jan A H J S Bruins Slot, Dutch founder illegal Trouw/MP (ARP)
  • 1906 Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
  • 1908 (Fearless) Mary Nadia Wadia, actress
  • 1908 William Hartnell, actor (Agitator, Jackpot), born in London, England
  • 1909 Bruce Mitchell, cricketer (South African bat, their top run-scorer (3471))
  • 1909 Willy Millowitsch, German actor (d. 1999)
  • 1909 Evelyn Wood, American educator (d. 1995)
  • 1910 Richard Cromwell, [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], actor (Jezebel), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1811 US Vice President John C. Calhoun (28) weds Floride Bonneau (19)

Politician John C. Calhoun
Politician
John C. Calhoun
  • 1930 Belgium Princess Marie-Jose marries Italian's crown prince Umberto

HeartWedding of Interest

1951 Actor Burgess Meredith (43) weds ballerina Kaja Sundsten

HeartWedding of Interest

1973 Actor Michael Caine (40) weds model Shakira Baksh (25) at Candlelight Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 2005 Rapper and actor Nas (32) weds R&B singer Kelis (25) at Morningside Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Divorces

  • 1499 Louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany to keep duchy for the crown

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1998 Roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 172

  • 482 Severinus, German monastery founder/saint, dies
  • 1100 Antipope Clement III (bc. 1029)
  • 1107 Edgar of Scotland (b. 1074)
  • 1198 Pope Celestine III [Giacinto Bobo], Reigned 1191-98, dies. (bc. 1106)

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1324 Marco Polo, Venetian explorer, dies at 69

Explorer Marco Polo
Explorer
Marco Polo
  • 1336 Giotto di Bondone, Italian Renaissance painter, dies at about 71
  • 1455 Laurentius Justitianus, [Lorenzo Giustiniani], saint, dies at 73
  • 1456 St Lawrence Justinian, Italian bishop and first Patriarch of Venice (b. 1381)
  • 1464 Thomas Ebendorfer, Austrian historian (b. 1385)
  • 1557 Albert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth (b. 1522)
  • 1567 Jacob Vaet, Flemish composer/royal chaplain master, dies at about 37
  • 1570 Philibert de l'Orme, French architect (bc. 1510)
  • 1598 Johan Georg, elector of Brandenburg (1571-91), dies at 72

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1642 Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist/astronomer, dies at 77 in Italy

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • 1651 Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer, dies at 56
  • 1696 Michael de Ronghe, composer, dies at 75
  • 1707 John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair, Scottish politician (b. 1648)
  • 1711 Philips van Almonde, Zealand lt admiral, dies at 66
  • 1713 Arcangelo Corelli, composer/violinist (Concerti Grossi), dies at 59
  • 1775 John Baskerville, English printer/type designer, dies at 68
  • 1789 Jack Broughton, English boxer (bc. 1703)
  • 1790 John Stinstra, Dutch baptist vicar, dies at 81
  • 1794 Justus Möser, German statesman (b. 1720)
  • 1796 Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, Fren Nat Convention chairman, dies at 46
  • 1808 Messenger, horse that sired many great trotters, dies
  • 1811 Friedrich Nicolai, writer, dies
  • 1811 Samuel Story, Dutch rear admiral (Battle of Kamperduin), dies at 58
  • 1815 Edward Pakenham, Engl general (Battle of New Orleans), dies in battle
  • 1819 Christian Gottlob Saupe, composer, dies at 55

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1825 Eli Whitney, American inventor (Cotton Gin), dies of prostate cancer at 59

Inventor of the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney
Inventor of the Cotton Gin
Eli Whitney
  • 1831 Franz Vinzenz Krommer, composer, dies at 71
  • 1842 Viscount Pierre Cambronne, French General during the wars of the Revolution and the Napoleonic Era, dies at 71
  • 1854 William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (b. 1768)
  • 1858 Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer, dies at 48
  • 1859 Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50
  • 1864 Victor-Charles-Paul Dourlen, composer, dies at 83
  • 1865 Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (b. 1779)
  • 1874 Charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (b. 1814)

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1880 Joshua Abraham Norton, [Emperor Norton] Self-proclaimed US Emperor/Protector of Mexico, dies at 60

Emperor of the USA Emperor Norton
Emperor of the USA
Emperor Norton
  • 1891 Fredrik Pacius, composer, dies at 81
  • 1892 John Heykamp, old-catholic archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 67
  • 1894 Pierre-Joseph van Beneden, paleont (life of tapeworms), dies at 84
  • 1896 William Rainey Marshall, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1825)
  • 1896 Paul Verlaine, French poet (b. 1844)
  • 1900 Billy Bates, cricketer (656 runs & 50 wkts in 15 Tests for Eng), dies
  • 1901 John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1873)
  • 1907 Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 57
  • 1916 Ada Rehan, Irish-born American actress (b. 1860)
  • 1916 Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (b. 1884)
  • 1918 Michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73
  • 1918 Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (b. 1827)
  • 1919 Peter Altenberg, writer, dies at 59
  • 1921 Luis Villalba Munoz, composer, dies at 48
  • 1922 Charles R Young, colonel, dies at 58, in Lagos Nigeria
  • 1926 Emile Paladilhe, composer, dies at 81
  • 1928 Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu, composer, dies at 61
  • 1932 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (b. 1866)
  • 1934 Alexandre Stavisky, French swindler, dies
  • 1934 Andrei Bely, Russian writer (b. 1880)
  • 1937 John Felix August Korling, composer, dies at 72
  • 1938 Johnny Gruelle, American cartoonist, creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy (b. 1880)
  • 1941 Robert Baden-Powell, founder (Boy Scout movement), dies at 83
  • 1942 Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44
  • 1942 Joseph Franklin Rutherford, American religious publisher (b. 1869)
  • 1943 Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (b. 1919)
  • 1944 William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878)
  • 1945 Jac[obus] P Thijsse, Dutch biologist (Omgang met planten), dies at 79
  • 1945 Karl Krafft, Swiss astrologer who was manipulated by the Nazi regime (b. 1900)

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1946 Dion Fortune, British occultist and author dies at 55

Occultist and Author Dion Fortune
Occultist and Author
Dion Fortune
  • 1948 Kurt Schwitters, writer, dies at 60
  • 1948 Richard Tauber, Austrian tenor (b. 1891)
  • 1950 George Rowe, cricketer (15 wckts in 4 Tests for S Af 1895-1902), dies
  • 1950 Joseph A Schumpeter, Aus/US economist/Minister of Finance, dies at 66
  • 1950 Joseph Issac Shneerson, Jewish Lubavitch Chabal leader, dies
  • 1952 Antonia Maury, discoverer (supergiant, giant & dwarf stars), dies
  • 1952 Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 66
  • 1953 Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, composer, dies at 78
  • 1953 Admiral Sir Hugh Binney, British naval commander and Governor of Tasmania (b. 1883)
  • 1956 Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)
  • 1958 Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (b. 1883)
  • 1963 Stark Young, US writer (So Red the Rose), dies at 81
  • 1963 Kay Sage, American artist and poet commits suicide aged 64
  • 1964 Arnoldus JC Krafft, theologist (Atlas of Neth Antilles), dies at 71
  • 1964 Julius Raab, Austrian Chancellor (1953-61), dies at 72
  • 1965 Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer, dies at 74
  • 1967 Zbigniew Cybulski, Polish actor (See You Tommorrow), dies at 39
  • 1969 Albert Hill, British athlete (b. 1889)
  • 1970 Georges Guibourg, French performer (b. 1891)
  • 1971 Adriano Lualdi, composer, dies at 85

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1972 Kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Poet/Novelist
Kenneth Patchen
  • 1975 Anthony Warde, actor (Big Punch, Buck Rogers), dies at 66
  • 1975 John Dierkes, actor (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 69
  • 1975 John Gregson, actor (Rooney, Assassin), dies at 55
  • 1975 Louis J H C A de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Gypsy Blood), dies at 66
  • 1975 Richard Tucker, [Reuben Ticker], US tenor (La Gioconda), dies at 61

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1976 Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • 1976 Robert Forgan, British fascist (b. 1891)
  • 1978 Walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75
  • 1980 Oscar Ewing, US government official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90
  • 1980 John Mauchly, American physicist (b. 1907)