On This Day for 13th July

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 171

  • 574 John III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1174 William I of Scotland, key rebel in Revolt of 1173-1174, captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.
  • 1522 Hunger appeal by women of Utrecht
  • 1558 Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines.
  • 1568 Dean of St Paul's Cathedral perfects a way to bottle beer
  • 1573 Haarlem surrenders after 7 months to Spanish army
  • 1643 Battle at Roundway Down: Royalists beat parliamentary armies
  • 1645 Aleksei Romanov succeeds his father Michael as Tsar of Russia

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1657 Oliver Cromwell constrains English army leader John Lambert

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1668 Van Marco Cesti's opera "Il Pomo d'Oro" (the Golden Apple or Tomato) premieres in Vienna
  • 1700 Russian-Turkish peace

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1772 Captain James Cook begins 2nd voyage aboard the Resolution to the South Seas to search for Terra Australis (Southern continent)

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook
  • 1787 Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery)
  • 1787 Ord of 1787-a territory can become 3 to 5 states at 60,000 pop
  • 1794 Battle of the Vosges between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria
  • 1832 Source of Mississippi River discovered (Henry R Schoolcraft)
  • 1836 US patent #1 (after 9,957 unnumbered patents), for locomotive wheels

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1837 Queen Victoria is 1st monarch to live in present Buckingham Palace

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • 1851 John F Loudon discovers tin on East Indian Island of Billiton
  • 1854 US forces shell & burn San Juan del Norte, Nicaragua
  • 1854 In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General Jose Maria Yanez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset Boulbon.
  • 1861 Battle of Corrick's Ford, VA (Carrick's Ford) - Union army takes total control of western Virginia CS20 US53
  • 1862 Battle of Murfreesboro, TN (Forrest's Raid) US895 CS150
  • 1863 Anti-draft mobs lynch blacks in NYC; about 1,000 die
  • 1863 Battle of Bayou La Fourche, LA
  • 1863 Battle of Tupelo, MS (Harrisburg) [->JUL 15] US648 CS700
  • 1863 Rebellion at Morgan's, Ohio [->JUL 26]
  • 1864 Early retreats from Washington City back to Shenandoah Valley
  • 1865 Horace Greeley reputedly advises his readers to "Go west young man"
  • 1865 P T Barnum's museum burns down
  • 1868 Oscar J Dunn, former slave, installed as lt governor of Louisiana

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1870 King Wilhelm of Prussia sends "Emser Depeche" on Bismarck

German Statesman Otto Von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto Von Bismarck
  • 1876 29th US Postmaster General: James N Tyner of Ind takes office
  • 1878 Congress of Berlin discussing division of African colonies ends
  • 1878 Treaty of Berlin amended terms of Treaty of San Stefano
  • 1881 5th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats J Hartley (6-0 6-1 6-1)
  • 1882 200 die as train derails near Tcherny, Russia
  • 1889 6th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Lena Rice (4-6 8-6 6-4)
  • 1889 13th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-4 6-1 3-6 6-0)
  • 1896 Ed Delahanty, becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in a game
  • 1898 SF Ferry Building at foot of Market St opens
  • 1900 Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8
  • 1911 Great Britain and Japan renew their alliance of 1902 for another four years; the reason Japan joins WWI on the Allies side
  • 1917 Vision of Virgin Mary appeared to children of Fatima, Portugal
  • 1919 Race riots in Longview & Gregg counties Texas
  • 1919 Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield
  • 1923 Draft law passes
  • 1923 The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.
  • 1923 American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews discovers the first recognised dinosaur eggs, in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia
  • 1924 Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6)
  • 1925 French occupation force begins evacuating country

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1926 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:20.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1930 1st-ever soccer World Cup competition began in Uruguay
  • 1930 Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home"

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1934 Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1935 Richard Strauss resigns as chairman of Reichskulturkammer
  • 1935 US-Russian commerce treaty takes effect
  • 1936 112°F (44°C), Mio, Michigan (state record)
  • 1936 114°F (46°C), Wisconsin Dells, Wisc (state record)
  • 1938 Kroller-Muller museum opens in Holland

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1939 Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer/Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1941 24th PGA Championship: Vic Ghezzi at Cherry Hills CC Denver
  • 1941 Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of ump Ray Snyder
  • 1941 World War II: Montenegrins start popular uprising against the Axis Powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak).
  • 1942 5,000 Jews of Rovno Polish Ukraine, executed by nazis
  • 1942 German occupiers imprison 800 prominent Dutch as hostages
  • 1942 SS shoots 1,500 Jews in Josefov Poland
  • 1943 11th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
  • 1943 Greatest tank battle in history ends with Russia's defeat of Germany at Kursk, almost 6,000 tanks take part, 2,900 were lost by Germany
  • 1944 Vilnius, Lithuania, liberated
  • 1946 "Tidbits of 1946" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1948 15th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-2 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • 1949 Pope Pius XII excommunicates communist catholics

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1950 Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams' elbow

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1950 René Pleven forms French government
  • 1953 Battle of the Kumsong River begins - last major battle of the Korean war
  • 1954 21st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-9 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
  • 1954 Dean Stone gets credit for AL win, although he didn't retire a batter, he threw out Shoendienst trying to steal home, AL-11 NL-9
  • 1955 The last execution of a woman in Britain, Ruth Ellis, takes place at Holloway Prison, London.
  • 1956 WCBI TV channel 4 in Columbus, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1958 13th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1958 87th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 278 at Royal Lytham
  • 1958 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • 1960 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York
  • 1960 KDBQ-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KYA

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1960 US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1962 500 Indonesian parachutist land on New-Guinea

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1962 91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon

  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1963 Early Wynn, wins his 300th & last game at 43
  • 1963 Indian government announces it will cut last remaining links with South Africa by refusing landing facilities to South African aircraft
  • 1963 92nd British Golf Open: Bob Charles shoots a 277 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
  • 1965 36th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium, Minn
  • 1965 All star MVP: Juan Marichal (SF Giant)
  • 1966 Richard Speck murders 8 nurses in Chicago
  • 1967 Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die

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1968 97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 1968 French government-Couve de Murville forms
  • 1969 Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon
  • 1969 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Ladies' Supertest Golf Open

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 190


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100 BC Julius Caesar, Rome, Roman military and political leader, (d. 44 BC), (or July 12)

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar
  • 1396 Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy
  • 1527 John Dee, alchemist/astrologer/mathematician (d. 1609), born in London, England
  • 1579 Arthur Dee, English physician (d. 1651)
  • 1590 Clement X, [Emilio Altieri], Italy, Pope (1670-76)
  • 1607 Václav Hollar, Bohemian-born artist (d. 1677)
  • 1608 Ferdinand III, King of Hungary/Bohemia/German Emperor (1637-57)
  • 1745 Robert Calder, British naval officer (d. 1818)
  • 1770 Alexander Balashov, Russian general (d. 1837)
  • 1773 Wilhelm H Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies about Art)
  • 1776 Caroline of Baden, queen of Bavaria (d. 1841)
  • 1793 John Clare, Northamptonshire peasant poet (Shepard's Calendar)
  • 1798 Alexandra Feodorovna (Charlotte of Prussia), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1860)
  • 1815 James Alexander Seddon, Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1880)
  • 1816 Gustav Freytag, writer

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1821 Nathan Bedford Forrest, Chapel Hill Tennessee, slave trader/Confed lt-gen/KKK Grand Wizard, (d. 1877)

Confederate General/KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General/KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • 1826 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist (Reaction of Cannizzaro)
  • 1841 Otto Wagner, Austrian architect (d. 1918)
  • 1858 Stewart Culin, American ethnographer (d. 1929)
  • 1859 Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter
  • 1863 Emma Mary Wooley, educator (Mary Anna Wells)
  • 1864 John Jacob Astor IV, American entrepreneur (d. 1912)
  • 1872 Alfons van de Perre, Flemish physician/MP
  • 1877 Karl Erb, German tenor
  • 1883 [Louis C] Marcel Berckmans, painter/actor (Potasch & Perlemoer)
  • 1884 Francis B Young, British physician/writer (White Ladies)
  • 1884 John Francis Larchet, composer
  • 1888 Fernando A N de Seabra Pessoa, Portuguese poet (Mensagem)
  • 1888 Jean Murat, Pergneux France, actor (Eternal Rain, Carnival Flanders)
  • 1889 Louise of Mountbatten, Queen of Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1891 Franco Casavola, composer
  • 1894 Isaak Babel, Rus short-story writer/dramatist (Red Calvary) [or 6/13]
  • 1895 Sidney Blackmer, Salisbury NC, actor (Ted Roosevelt in 12 movies)
  • 1896 Mordecai Ardon, Israeli painter (d. 1992)
  • 1898 Martin David, German/Neth law historian
  • 1898 Julius Schreck, member of the Nazi party (d. 1936)
  • 1900 JH Scheps, Dutch 2nd-Member of parliament (social democratic)
  • 1900 George Lewis, American musician (d. 1969)
  • 1901 Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight boxing champ (1922-26)
  • 1901 Tillie Ehrlich Lewin, leading industrialist (tomato queen)
  • 1901 Eric Portman, Yorkshire England, actor (Naked Edge, Canterbury Tale), (d. 1969)
  • 1903 Kenneth Clark, English art historian (d. 1983)
  • 1905 Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (d. 1990)
  • 1906 Harry Sosnik, orchestra leader (Jack Carter Show, Your Hit Parade), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1909 David Branson, composer
  • 1909 Paul Constantinescu, composer
  • 1909 Washington Castro, composer
  • 1913 Carolina Gisolf, Holland, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1928)
  • 1913 Dave Garroway, Schnectady NY, TV host (Today Show)
  • 1913 Ladislav Holoubek, composer
  • 1913 Walter Landor, designer
  • 1913 Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Hellerup Denmark, Danish shipping magnate, (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Hans Blumenberg, philosopher
  • 1920 Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1921 Charles Scribner Jr, music publisher (Scribner)
  • 1921 Ernest Gold, composer
  • 1921 Git Gay, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Friedrich Peter, Austrian poltitician (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Anchor Jorgenson, premier of Denmark (1972-82)
  • 1922 Lois Kibbee, American actress (Edge of Night), born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • 1922 Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
  • 1923 Sudie Bond, Louisville Ky, actress (Flo, Temperature Rising)
  • 1924 George Handy, horse trainer
  • 1924 Carlo Bergonzi, Italian singer
  • 1925 Hilary Grover Barratt Brown, conservationist
  • 1926 Meyer Kupferman, composer (In Fimi Tres), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Karl I Pelgrom, Dutch sculptor
  • 1927 Simone Veil, Pres European parliament (France)
  • 1928 Bob Crane, Waterbury Ct, actor (Col Hogan-Hogan's Heroes, Donna Reed)
  • 1928 Donal Michalsky, composer
  • 1928 Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (d. 2000)
  • 1928 Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz bassist
  • 1929 Red Terrill Jr, horse trainer
  • 1931 Bill Moor, Toledo Oh, actor (Hanky Panky)
  • 1932 Per Norgard, composer
  • 1932 Hubert Reeves, Canadian astrophysicist
  • 1932 Antonio Roma, Buenos Aires, Argentina, football goalkeeper (42 caps), (d. 2013)
  • 1933 David M Storey, British rugby player/playwright (Home)
  • 1933 Patsy Byrne, English actress (Stealing Heaven, Blackadder II), born in Ashford, (d. 2014)
  • 1934 Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)
  • 1934 Ivor Mendonca, WI cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests 1962)
  • 1934 Roger Reynolds, composer
  • 1934 Wole Soyinka, Nigeria, dramatist (Road, Kongi's Harvest-Nobel 1986)
  • 1935 Jack F Kemp, (Rep-R-NY)/right-wing/US Secretary of Housing (1989-93)
  • 1936 Albert Ayler, American musician (d. 1970)
  • 1937 Charles Coody, Stamford TX, PGA golfer (1971 Masters)

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1940 Patrick Stewart, Mirfield England, actor (Picard-Star Trek Next Generation, Charles Xavier-X-men)

  • 1940 Paul Prudhomme, cajun chef (K-Paul), born in Opelousas. Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Graeme Corling, Australian cricket fast bowler (1964 England tour)
  • 1941 Jacques Perrin, Paris France, actress (Cinema Paradiso, 317th Platoon)
  • 1941 Lut[guard] Tomsin, actress/director (Knock on the Door)
  • 1941 Robert Forster, actor (Lady in Red, Alligator), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1942 Giancarlo Giannini, Spezia Italy, actor (NY Stories, Sensual Man)

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1942 Harrison Ford, actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Frantic), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1942 Jay Uzzell, rocker (Corsairs)
  • 1942 Jim McGuinn, rocker
  • 1942 Rod Chandler, (Rep-R-WA, 1983- )
  • 1942 Roger McGuinn, guitarist (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn, Mr Tambourine Man)
  • 1942 Stephen Jo Bladd, rocker (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1943 Danny Lockin, Lanai, Hawaii, actor/dancer (Hello Dolly), (d. 1977)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1914 British poet and novelist D. H. Lawrence (28) weds Frieda Weekley (34) after obtaining Frieda's divorce from her 1st husband

HeartWedding of Interest

1925 Film producer and co-founder of Walt Disney Productions Walt Disney (23) weds Lillian Bounds (26) at Lewiston's Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Lewiston, Idaho

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • 1949 Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Jones (30) weds "Rebecca" film producer David O. Selznick (47) in Beverly Hills, California
  • 2008 American Pie actor Jason Biggs (30) weds actress Jenny Mollen (28) at Honig Winery and Vineyard in Napa, California
  • 2013 "Catwoman" actress Halle Berry (46) weds actor Olivier Martinez (47) at Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France
  • 2013 TV host Jimmy Kimmel (45) weds co-head writer Molly McNearney in Ojai, California

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

2007 Environmental activist Laurie Lennard (49) divorces writer Larry David (60) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

Comedian/Writer Larry David
Comedian/Writer
Larry David

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 110

  • 574 John III, Italian Pope (561-74), dies
  • 939 Leo VII, Italian Pope (936-39), dies
  • 1024 Henry II, the Monk, German King (1002-24), dies
  • 1105 Rashi, [Rabbi Shlomo Yitzaki], Jewish intellectual, dies
  • 1205 Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury and Justicier of England
  • 1309 Jan I van Nassau, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1357 Bartolus de Saxoferrato Italian jurist (b. 1313)
  • 1380 Bertrand du Guesclin, French King of Granada, dies at about 60
  • 1399 Peter Parler, German architect (b. 1330)
  • 1402 Jianwen Emperor of China (b. 1377)
  • 1551 John Wallop, English soldier and diplomat (b. 1490)
  • 1621 Albrecht/Albertus, archduke of Austria, dies at 61
  • 1626 Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (b. 1563)
  • 1628 Robert Shirley, English adventurer (b. 1581)
  • 1629 Caspar Bartholin the Elder, Swedish physician and theologian (b. 1585)
  • 1683 Arthur Capell, 1st Earl of Essex, English statesman (b. 1631)
  • 1693 Hendrik Trajectinus, Count of Solms, Dutch lieutenant-general (b. 1636)
  • 1705 Titus Oates, English Protestant conspirator (b. 1649)
  • 1755 Edward Braddock, British general, dies in battle at Pittsburgh
  • 1760 Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Native Americans (b. 1696)
  • 1761 Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (b. 1712)
  • 1762 James Bradley, 3rd English Astronomer Royal, dies at 69
  • 1777 Guillaume Coustou Jr, French sculptor (Apollo/Mars/Venus), dies at 61
  • 1785 Stephen Hopkins, US judge/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 78
  • 1789 Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (b. 1715)
  • 1793 Jean Paul Marat, French revolutionary, murdered by Charlotte Corday
  • 1807 Henry Benedict Stuart, Jacobite claimant to the throne of England (b. 1725)
  • 1813 Johann Friedrich Peter, composer, dies at 67
  • 1844 Johann Gansbacher, composer, dies at 66
  • 1860 John Ackersdijk, Dutch state house builder, dies at 69
  • 1861 Robert Selden Garnett, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 41
  • 1863 John S Bowen, US architect/Confederate gen-major, dies at 32
  • 1877 Wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German bishop of Mainz, dies at 65
  • 1882 Johnny Ringo, American Gunfighter (b. 1850)
  • 1889 Carli Zoeller, composer, dies at 49
  • 1889 Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (b. 1830)
  • 1890 John C. Frémont, American army officer, explorer and presidential candidate (b. 1813)
  • 1894 Juventino Rosas, composer, dies at 26
  • 1896 Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz, German chemist (b. 1829)
  • 1903 August Reissmann, composer, dies at 77
  • 1922 Martin Dies, American politician (b. 1870)
  • 1923 Asger Hamerik [Hammerich], German(?) composer, dies at 80
  • 1925 Gerben Postma [Ids], Fries writer (Lytse Fryske Spraekleare), dies
  • 1927 James E K Aggrey, Ghana/US theologist, dies

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1934 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, dies at 87

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
  • 1936 Izydor Lotto, composer, dies at 91
  • 1936 Jose Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance, murdered at 43
  • 1943 Kurt Huber, German philosopher/resistance fighter, dies at 50

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1946 Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer/art dealer (Camera Work), dies at 82

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz
Photographer
Alfred Stieglitz
  • 1947 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (50 Tests 1901-21, 2863 runs), dies

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1951 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (Verklärte Nacht) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, dies at 76

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1954 Irving Pichel, dies at 63
  • 1954 M C Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter/wife of Diego Rivera, dies at 47
  • 1955 Beulah Ecton Woodard, US sculptor, dies at 59
  • 1955 Ruth Ellis, last English woman (murderess), executed by hanging
  • 1956 Vladimir Grigor'yevich Zakharov, composer, dies at 54
  • 1958 Karl Erb, German tenor, dies on 81st birthday
  • 1960 Anna Blaman, Dutch writer (Life & Death), dies at 55
  • 1960 Joy Gresham, American writer (b. 1915)
  • 1967 Cornelis A Eman, chairman (State of Aruba Peoples Party), dies at 51
  • 1967 Tom Simpson, British cyclist (b. 1937)
  • 1969 Madiba Thembekile, Nelson Mandela's son, dies in a car accident at 24
  • 1973 Lon Chaney Jr, actor (Hawkeye, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 67
  • 1973 Martian Negrea, composer, dies at 80
  • 1973 Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon), dies at 72
  • 1974 Patrick MS Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948), dies at 76
  • 1975 Owen Wynne, cricketer (6 Tests for South Africa 1948-50), lost at sea
  • 1976 Max Butting, composer, dies at 87
  • 1976 Frederick Hawksworth, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (b. 1884)
  • 1976 Joachim Peiper, German military leader (SS, by assassination; b. 1915)
  • 1978 Antonio Veretti, composer, dies at 78
  • 1979 Corine Griffith, dies at 84
  • 1980 Seretse Khama, 1st president of Botswana, dies
  • 1980 Sir Seretse Khama, Botswanan statesman and president, 59
  • 1982 Edith Heerdegen, dies at 69
  • 1982 John Alexander, actor (Alien PI), dies at 85
  • 1983 Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (b. 1909)
  • 1987 Patience Collier, dies
  • 1988 Huub Bals, Dutch film promotor, dies at 51
  • 1988 Samuel L Mendel, oldest US war veteran, dies at 104
  • 1989 Abdul Rahman Qassemlu, Iran Kurds leader, murdered
  • 1989 Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez, Cubans general, executed
  • 1990 Lois Moran Young, dies of cancer at 81
  • 1991 Cor Ria Leeman, Flemish (youth)writer, dies
  • 1992 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFLer (Philadelphia Eagles), dies at 76
  • 1992 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist, dies at 78
  • 1993 Davey Allisson, race car drive, dies in a plane crash at 32
  • 1993 Edwin "Rick" Bakker, author (Rick's Report/AIDS Diary), dies at 31
  • 1994 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist, dies at 79
  • 1994 Robert Michael Payton, pizza magnate, dies at 50
  • 1995 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish toy manufacturer (Lego Group) (b. 1920)
  • 1996 Joyce Buck, actress/interior designer, dies at 71
  • 1996 Pandro S Berman, film producer, dies at 91
  • 1996 Walter Hassan, engineer, dies at 91
  • 1997 Alexandra Danilova, ballet great, dies at 92
  • 1997 Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (b. 1968)
  • 2002 Yousuf Karsh, Turkish-born Armenian photographer (b. 1908)
  • 2003 Compay Segundo, Cuban musician (b. 1907)
  • 2004 Arthur Kane, American musician (b. 1949)
  • 2004 Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (b. 1930)