On This Day for 9th January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 202

  • 475 Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople.
  • 1296 Earl Floris V signs accord with French King
  • 1317 Phillips V, the Tall, crowned king of France
  • 1349 700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses

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1431 Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1464 1st meeting of States-General of Netherlands

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1493 1st sight of manatees (by Christopher Columbus)

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1522 Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)
  • 1558 Geneva becomes independent from Berne canton, Switzerland

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1570 Tsar Ivan the Terrible kills 1,000-2,000 residents of Novgorod

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • 1718 France declares war on Spain
  • 1760 Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
  • 1768 Philip Astley stages the first modern circus in London.
  • 1788 Connecticut becomes 5th state to ratify the US constitution
  • 1792 Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Jassy
  • 1793 1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Philadelphia, piloted by Jean Pierre Blanchard
  • 1793 Dutch Prince Willem V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery

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1799 British Prime Minister William Pitt introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

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1806 Admiral Viscount Horatio Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • 1811 1st Women's Golf Tournament held
  • 1812 Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon

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1834 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port San Julian, Patagonia

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1839 Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
  • 1839 Thomas Henderson measures 1st stellar parallax (Alpha Centauri)
  • 1847 1st SF newspaper published (California Star)
  • 1848 1st commercial bank in SF established
  • 1848 People's uprising in Palermo, Sicily
  • 1854 Astor Library opens in NYC
  • 1855 Clipper "Guiding Star" disappears in Atlantic, 480 dead
  • 1857 7.9 earthquake shakes Fort Tejon, California
  • 1858 Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.
  • 1861 A Union merchant ship, the Star of the West, is fired upon as it tries to deliver supplies to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
  • 1861 Mississippi secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
  • 1862 The first petroleum shipment (1,329 barrels) from the U.S. to Europe arrives at Victoria Docks, London, England aboard the Elizabeth Watts
  • 1863 -Jan 11th] Battle of Arkansas Post, AR (Ft Hindman)
  • 1866 Fisk University establishes
  • 1878 Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
  • 1879 Cheyenne prisoners led by Dull Knife revolt at Ft Robinson
  • 1879 Kirland Warbler discovered on Andros Island in Bahamas
  • 1880 6' (1.83 metres) of snow falls in Seattle in 5 days
  • 1880 The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high wind and heavy snow.
  • 1894 "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" released in movie theaters
  • 1894 Georges Feydeau's "Un à la Patte" premieres in Paris
  • 1894 New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
  • 1901 NSW (918) defeat S Australia (157 & 156) by innings & 605
  • 1903 2 NYers buy Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 & moved it to NY
  • 1903 Baseball's National & American Leagues make peace
  • 1903 Wind Cave National Park, SD established
  • 1903 Frank Farrell & Bill Devery purchase AL Balt franchise for $18,000 & move it to NYC (Yankees)
  • 1908 Frans Schollaert succeeds De Trooz as premier of Belgium
  • 1908 Muir Woods National Monument, California, established
  • 1909 Ernest Shackleton as part of the British Nimrod Expedition reaches a record farthest South latitude (88°23' south)
  • 1912 US Marines send troops to Honduras
  • 1915 Exposition (now Civic) Auditorium dedicated, SF
  • 1916 The Ottoman Empire prevails in the Battle of Çanakkale, as the last British troops are evacuated.
  • 1917 World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
  • 1922 KQV-AM in Pittsburgh PA begins radio transmissions
  • 1922 Rotterdam metal strike ends
  • 1923 Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro flight, Spain
  • 1925 German Postal Minister A Hofle resigns due to corruption
  • 1927 Dmitri Shostakovitch' Octet opus 11, premieres in Moscow
  • 1927 Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montreal, 78 children died
  • 1928 Eugene O'Neill's "Marco Millions" premieres in NYC
  • 1929 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru" premieres in NYC
  • 1929 KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1930 Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
  • 1933 Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction
  • 1936 Noel Coward's "Astonished Heart" premieres in London
  • 1936 Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army
  • 1937 Italian regime bans marriages between Italians & Abyssinians
  • 1937 Maxwell Anderson's "High Tor" premieres in NYC
  • 1940 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium
  • 1940 J Thurber & E Nugent's "Male Animal" premieres in NYC
  • 1941 6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1941 Maiden flight by Canada's British-built Avro Lancaster military plane

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

1942 Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1942 US Joint Chiefs of Staff created
  • 1943 Japanese government in Java limits sale & use of motorcars

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1945 US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines

WW2 General Douglas MacArthur
WW2 General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1946 "Would-Be Gentleman" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 1947 "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances
  • 1947 Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony premieres in SF

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1947 Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the black dahlia, is last seen alive.

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • 1948 Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston
  • 1951 "Life After Tomorrow", 1st film to receive an "X" rating, premieres
  • 1951 Washington Capitals NBA club folds
  • 1952 Belgian Pholien government resigns
  • 1952 Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title

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1952 Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1953 Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 pts in basketball game
  • 1953 Korean ferryboat "Chang Tyong-Ho" sank off Pusan killing 249
  • 1954 -87°F (-66°C), Northice Station, Greenland (Greenland record)
  • 1954 Bert Olmstead of the Montreal Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game
  • 1954 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Louise Bogan & Leonie Adams
  • 1956 Abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column 1st appears in newspapers
  • 1956 Samir el-Rifai forms government in Jordan
  • 1957 British premier Anthony Eden resigns
  • 1957 Checheno-Ingush ASSR reformed in RSFSR
  • 1957 Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper "Truth"
  • 1957 Kalmyk Autonomous Region reformed in RSFSR

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 235

  • 1554 Gregory XV, [Alessandro Ludovisi], pope (1621-23)
  • 1571 Karel Bonaventura Buquoy, French soldier (d. 1621)
  • 1574 Christoph Buel, composer
  • 1620 Johann Weichmann, composer
  • 1624 Empress Meishō (d. 1696)
  • 1658 Nicolas Coustou, French sculptor (Descente de Croix)
  • 1695 John E Loovens, lawyer
  • 1699 Robert J Pothier, French lawyer
  • 1728 Thomas Warton, poet laureate of England (Pleasures of Melancholy)
  • 1745 Caleb Strong, 6th and 10th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)
  • 1748 Stefan Paluselli, composer
  • 1773 Cassandra Austen, English watercolorist and sister of Jane Austen (d. 1845)
  • 1790 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet (Lycksalighetens)
  • 1803 Christopher Gustavus Memminger, Secy Treas (Confederacy) (d. 1888)
  • 1811 Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (d. 1856)
  • 1815 William Jackson of Masham, English composer and organist, born in Masham, Yorkshire (d. 1866)
  • 1816 John Palmer Usher, Secy Int (Union) (d. 1889)
  • 1819 James Francis, Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)
  • 1820 Pavel Krizkovsky, composer
  • 1822 John Porter Hatch, volunteers Bvt Major General (Union), (d. 1901)
  • 1829 Adolf von Schlagintweit, German explorer (Tarimbekken)
  • 1829 Thomas William Robertson, England, playwright (Caste)
  • 1832 Esquire Maurits A de Savornin Lohman, Dutch governor of Suriname
  • 1832 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, journalist, author and politician, Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
  • 1839 John Knowles Paine, Portland Maine, composer
  • 1843 Christiaan A Ulder, Curacao, composer (waltzes/tumbas)
  • 1848 Princess Frederica of Hanover (d. 1926)
  • 1849 John Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (d. 1935)
  • 1851 Giuseppi Gallignani, composer
  • 1854 Jennie Jerome, American society beauty and mother of Winston Churchill (d. 1921)
  • 1856 Anton Askerc, Slavic priest/poet (Primoz Trubar)
  • 1856 Lizette Woodworth Reese, US poet (Branch of May, Tears)
  • 1856 Stevan Mokranjac, composer
  • 1857 Henry B Fuller, American writer (Under the Skylights)
  • 1859 Carrie Chapman Catt, Ripon, Wisconsin, American women's suffrage leader and founder (League of Women Voters)
  • 1859 Frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries)
  • 1864 Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician (d. 1926)
  • 1866 Albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher
  • 1867 Jacques Urlus, Dutch tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth)
  • 1868 S. P. L. Sørensen, Danish chemist (d. 1939)
  • 1870 Joseph B Strauss, civil engineer/builder (Golden Gate Bridge)
  • 1871 Charles Kortright, British(?) cricket player
  • 1873 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, born in Radi, Volhynia, (d. 1934)
  • 1875 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite (d. 1942)
  • 1876 Hans Bethge, writer
  • 1878 John Broadus Watson, Travelers Rest South Carolina, American Psychologist (behaviorism approach)
  • 1881 Giovanni Papini, Italy, writer (Il Diavolo)
  • 1881 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations)
  • 1881 Edouard Beaupré, horse lifter (d. 1904)
  • 1890 Karel Capek, Czech, writer (R U R); coined the word "robot"
  • 1890 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)
  • 1891 August Gailit, Estonia, writer (Ekke Moor)
  • 1892 Eva Bowring, American politician (d. 1985)
  • 1894 Henryk Stazewski, Polish abstract painter/graphic artist
  • 1896 Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-born British conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Luis Gianneo, composer
  • 1897 Karl Löwith, German philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1898 Gracie Fields, [Stansfield], England, music hall/vaudeville performer
  • 1898 Vilma Banky, Budapest Hungary, silent screen actress (Eagle, Rebel)
  • 1898 Wally Baker, American supercentenarian
  • 1900 Joseph Frederick Wagner, composer
  • 1900 Richard Halliburton, American adventurer (presumed dead 1939)
  • 1901 Chic Young, cartoonist (Blondie)
  • 1902 Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • 1903 Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator (d. 1969)

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1908 Simone de Beauvoir, France, author (Mandarins, 2nd Sex)

  • 1909 Herva Nelli, soprano
  • 1910 Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader
  • 1911 Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, British professor of occupational health, born in Kessingland, Suffolk (d. 1997)
  • 1911 Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, British newspaper editor
  • 1912 Ralph Tubbs, architect
  • 1913 Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano
  • 1913 Peter John Norton, naval diplomat/artist

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1913 Richard Nixon, Yorba Linda, California, 37th President (R) of the United States (1969-74)

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1914 Derek Allhusen, England, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1914 Gypsy Rose Lee, [Rose Hovick], burlesque actress (Gypsy), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1914 Kenny [Klook] Clarke, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1915 Anita Louise, actress (My Friend Flicka), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915 Fernando Lamas, Buenos Aires Argentina, actor ("You look marvelous")
  • 1916 Alain Bernardin, impressario (Crazy Horse Saloon)
  • 1916 Vic Mizzy, American orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1916 Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker (d. 2004)
  • 1917 Herbert Lom, Czech, actor (Pink Panther Strikes Again, Dorian Gray)
  • 1920 Chan Canasta, Polish-British magician (d. 1999)
  • 1920 Clive Dunn, British actor, (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar
  • 1921 Seymour Barab, composer
  • 1921 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)
  • 1922 Har G Khorana, India/Canada bio-chemist (Nobel 1968)
  • 1922 Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (d. 1984)
  • 1924 Sergei Parajanov, Armenian film director (d. 1990)
  • 1925 Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist
  • 1925 Lee Van Cleef, NJ, actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from NY)
  • 1926 Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Domenico Modugno, Italy, rocker (Polignano A Mare)
  • 1928 Fernand J St Germain, (Rep-D-RI, 1961- )
  • 1928 Judith Krantz, author (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929 Heiner Muller, dramatist
  • 1929 Brian Friel, Irish dramatist "Irish Chekhov" (Dancing at Lughnasa), born in Omagh, County Tyrone, (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Dorothea Puente, American serial killer

Famous Weddings

  • 1428 Pope Martinus V declares Jacqueline, Countess of Haintaut's marriage to Humphrey Duke of Gloucester invalid
  • 1987 Sir Rudolph Bing (of NY Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass
  • 1988 English earl of St Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli
  • 2005 "Motley Crue" lead singer Vince Neil (43) weds Lia Gerardini at the Four Seasons hotel in Las Vegas
  • 2007 "Ugly Betty" actress Ashley Jensen (37) weds actor and writer Terence Beesley in a ceremony in the woods of Big Sur, California
  • 2009 High School Musical actress KayCee Stroh (24) weds Ben Higginson (24) at Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2010 Food writer and former fashion model Sophie Dahl (32) weds British jazz singer Jamie Cullum (30) in Hampshire, England

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 132

  • 1150 Emperor Xizong of Jin was murdered by Prince Hailing of Jin in a Coup d'état.
  • 1282 Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd Hakam al Qurashi, ruler of Minorca (b. 1204)
  • 1283 Wen Tianxiang, Prime Minister of China (executed) (b. 1236)
  • 1499 Johan Cicero, elector of (Brandenburg, 1486-99), dies at 43
  • 1514 Anna, Duchess of Brittany, queen of Charles VIII of France (b. 1477)
  • 1543 Guillaume du Bellay, French diplomat and general (b. 1491)
  • 1562 Amago Haruhisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1514)
  • 1571 Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, French naval officer (b. 1510)
  • 1598 Jasper Heywood, English translator (b. 1553)
  • 1677 Aernout "Aert" van der Neer, cartoonist/landscape painter, dies at 73
  • 1679 Werner Fabricius, composer, dies at 45
  • 1757 Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, French scientist and man of letters (b. 1657)
  • 1757 Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (b. 1688)
  • 1766 Thomas Birch, British historian (b. 1705)
  • 1798 Pedro Pablo Abarca d Bolea earl of Aranda, Spanish officer, dies at 79
  • 1799 Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian scientist (b. 1718)
  • 1800 Jean Étienne Championnet, French general (b. 1762)
  • 1805 Noble Wimberly Jones, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
  • 1828 Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot (Neder-Rhijn), dies at 83
  • 1843 Caroline Herschel, "1st lady of astronomy", dies at 98 in Germany
  • 1843 William Hedley, British industrial engineer (b. 1773)
  • 1848 Caroline Herschel, German-born astronomer (b. 1750)
  • 1849 Jan Kops, Dutch agriculturist/vicar, dies at 83
  • 1853 Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos de Mayo), dies at 75
  • 1854 Filippo Traetta, [Philip Trajetta], Ital composer, dies at 77
  • 1858 Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas (suicide) (b. 1798)
  • 1863 Ferdinand Huber, composer, dies at 71
  • 1873 Emperor Napoleon III of France (b. 1808)
  • 1876 Samuel Gridley Howe, American abolitionist (b. 1801)
  • 1877 Alexander Brullov, Russia painter (b. 1799)

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1878 Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia (1849-61) and Italy (1861-78), dies at 57

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II
  • 1879 Don Joaquin BF Espartero, fieldmarshall/viceroy of Navarra, dies at 86
  • 1886 Jakob Eduard Schmolzer, composer, dies at 73
  • 1893 Mohara, Arab ivory/slave trader, dies in battle & is eaten
  • 1895 Aaron Lufkin Dennison, American watch manufacturer (b. 1812)
  • 1901 Richard Copley Christie, English scholar (b. 1830)
  • 1902 Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian lawyer/Interior minister, dies at 66
  • 1904 Alfred Richard, cricketer (6 & 0 in only Test for S Af 1895-96), dies
  • 1908 Abraham Goldfaden, US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67
  • 1908 Wilhelm Busch, writer, dies
  • 1911 Edwin Arthur Jones, composer, dies at 57
  • 1911 Edvard Rusjan, Slovene flight pioneer (b. 1886)
  • 1918 Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844)

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1923 Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand short story writer (Dove's Nest), dies of tuberculosis at 34

Short story writer Katherine Mansfield
Short story writer
Katherine Mansfield
  • 1927 Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist, dies at 71
  • 1929 Heiner Muller, writer, dies
  • 1930 Edward W Buck, Dutch/US editor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 66
  • 1931 Claude Anet [Jean Schopfer], French writer (La fille perdue), dies
  • 1931 Wayne Munn, wrestler (b. 1896)
  • 1936 John Gilbert, actor (Love, Downstairs), dies at 40
  • 1939 Johann Strauss, Austrian conductor/Royal ball director, dies at 72
  • 1941 Ko Boezeman, Dutch resistance fighter, dies
  • 1943 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53
  • 1945 Jüri Uluots, Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1890)
  • 1946 Countee Cullen, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ, One Way to Heaven), dies at 42
  • 1946 Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (b. 1874)
  • 1947 Karl Mannheim, sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53
  • 1947 Lambertus Zijl, sculptor (Merchant Exchange-Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • 1949 Amilcare Zanella, composer, dies at 75
  • 1953 Hans Aanrud, Norwegian author (Storken), dies at 89
  • 1957 Mary Carr Moore, composer, dies at 83
  • 1958 Paul Fechter, German writer/historian (God's Magician), dies
  • 1958 Willis Rodney Whitney, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research, dies at 89
  • 1959 Paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71
  • 1960 Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880)
  • 1961 Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)
  • 1962 LeRoy B Shield, US pianist/composer (Union Pacific Suite), dies at 68
  • 1964 Halide Edib Adevar/Salih, Turkish feminist (Handan), dies at about 80
  • 1966 Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68

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1966 Albert Stevens, an American patient in secret medical trials who survived the highest known radiation dose in a human, dies of heart disease at 79

Human Medical Subject Albert Stevens
Human Medical Subject
Albert Stevens
  • 1968 Kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide
  • 1968 Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera), dies at 90
  • 1969 Ladislav Vycpalek, composer, dies at 86
  • 1971 Giannis Christou, Greek composer (b. 1926)
  • 1971 Elmer Flick, baseball player (b. 1876)
  • 1972 Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80
  • 1975 John Slater, actor (Deadlock, 3 on a Spree), dies at 58
  • 1975 Pierre Fresnay, French actor (Monsieur Vincent), dies at 77
  • 1975 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
  • 1977 Alexey Kozlovsky, composer, dies at 71
  • 1977 Hal Sawyer, TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62
  • 1978 Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies
  • 1979 Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80
  • 1979 Sara Carter, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family), dies at 80
  • 1979 Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer and architect (b. 1891)
  • 1981 Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58
  • 1982 Paul Lynde, actor (Bye Bye Birdie, Bewitched), dies at 55
  • 1984 Wolfgang Staudte, German director (Ciske de Rat), dies at 77
  • 1985 Don Brennan, cricket wicketkeeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies
  • 1985 Robert Mayer, British businessman and philanthropist (b. 1879)
  • 1987 Arthur Lake, actor (Dagwood-Blondie), dies at 81
  • 1987 Marion Hutton, American singer (b. 1919)
  • 1989 Bill Terry, baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1990 Sir Edward McTiernan, Australian jurist, lawyer and politician (b. 1892)
  • 1990 Spud Chandler, baseball player (b. 1907)
  • 1992 Steve Brodie, actor (Desperate, Bodyguard), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1992 William JF "Bill" Naughton, Irish/Brit playwright (Alfie), dies at 81
  • 1993 Alois Brunner, German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies
  • 1993 Felix Grucci, fireworks expert, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • 1993 Sir Paul Hasluck, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)