On This Day for 18th July

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 189

  • 390 BC Roman-Gaulish Wars: Battle of the Allia - a Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, leading to the subsequent sacking of Rome.

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64 Great Fire of Rome begins under the Emperor Nero

Roman Emperor Nero
Roman Emperor
Nero
  • 1290 King Edward I of England orders expulsion of Jews
  • 1330 Battle of Velbuzd
  • 1334 The bishop of Florence blesses the first foundation stone for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by the artist Giotto di Bondone.
  • 1536 Pope's authority declared void in England
  • 1572 Willem of Orange recognized as viceroy of Holland/Friesland/Utrecht
  • 1630 Spanish troops occupy Mantua
  • 1656 -20] Battle at Warsaw: Swedish king Karel X Gustaafbeats Johan II Kasimir & occupies Warsaw

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1696 Tsar Peter I's fleet occupies Azov at mouth of Don River

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1716 Decree orders all Jews expelled from Brussels
  • 1737 Battle at Banja Luka: Turkish army beats Austrians
  • 1743 1st half-page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal)
  • 1753 Lemuel Haynes, escapes from slave holder in Framingham Mass
  • 1766 Society of the Dutch Literary forms
  • 1768 Boston Gazette publishes "Liberty Song", America's 1st patriotic song
  • 1814 British capture Prairie du Chien (Wisc)
  • 1853 Completion of Grand Trunk Line, trains begin running over 1st North American railroad between Portland, Maine & Montreal
  • 1857 Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French.
  • 1861 Battle of Blackburn's Ford, VA US57 CS68 - Manassas -
  • 1862 Battle of Newburgh, IN - captured by Union forces
  • 1863 Battle of Fort Wagner, SC - Second assault US1500 CS174
  • 1864 President Lincoln asks for 500,000 volunteers for milt service
  • 1870 Pontifical infalliability proclaimed
  • 1872 The Ballot Act introduces the secret ballot in elections in Britain; previously votes were made openly.
  • 1882 Louisville Tony Mullane is 1st to pitch righty then lefty
  • 1893 Australian Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's
  • 1894 11th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats E Austin (6-1 6-1)
  • 1894 18th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim beats Wilfred Baddeley (10-8 6-2 8-6)
  • 1896 2nd US Golf Open: James Foulis shoots a 152 at Shinnecock Hills NY
  • 1896 George Giffen is 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket
  • 1896 Ranjitsinhji completes 154* on Test Cricket debut v Aust, Old Trafford
  • 1897 Cap Anson is 1st to get 3,000 hits
  • 1907 Florenz Ziegfeld's "Follies of 1907" premieres in NYC
  • 1907 French troops occupy Casablanca
  • 1912 Chicago Cubs get 21 hits but lose to Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings
  • 1913 After 68 straight innings Christy Mathewson gives up a walk
  • 1914 US army air service 1st comes into being, in Signal Corps

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1914 Gandhi leaves South Africa after successfully leading campaigns of Passive Resistance

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1915 2nd Battle of Isonzo begins & ends with loss of 280,000 men
  • 1915 Boston Braves start move from last place to become world series champs
  • 1918 World War I: US and French forces launch Aisne-Marne offensive
  • 1921 Black Sox trial begins in Chicago
  • 1923 British House of Lords accepts new divorce law
  • 1924 KPD points out Rote Frontkampferbund against Nazi

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1925 Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf (original title was the catchy "Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice")

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1926 The South Africa author and journalist, Herman Charles Bosman, shoots and kills his stepbrother David Russell during a quarrel
  • 1926 20th Tour de France won by Lucien Buysse of Belgium

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1927 Ty Cobb's 4,000th career hit

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1930 SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland
  • 1931 1st air-conditioned ship (Mariposa) launched
  • 1932 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands sign Ouchy Convention, a customs treaty
  • 1932 US & Canada sign a treaty to develop St Lawrence Seaway
  • 1935 Amsterdam city council accept city growth plan through the year 2000

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1936 Spanish Civil War : General Francisco Franco issues manifesto and leds uprising with army in Morocco

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco

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1936 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is sentenced to 30 to 50 years in state prison

  • 1938 Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland-left NY for Calif

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1940 Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1941 SS drowns 40 Jews in Dvina River, Belorussia
  • 1942 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens
  • 1942 Test flight of German Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its jet engines for the first time.
  • 1943 British assault on Catania Sicily
  • 1943 Giants & Phillies strand record 30 baserunners, NY wins, 10-6
  • 1944 7:45 Operation-Goodwood: British assault east of Caen
  • 1944 Allies air raid railways at Vaires Paris
  • 1944 Arne Andersson runs world record 1 mile (4:01.6)
  • 1944 RAF Mosquitos attack Cologne & Berlin
  • 1944 British air raid on German convoy SW of Helgoland
  • 1944 British troops occupy Bourquebus hill range, Normandy
  • 1944 Polish troops under Gen Anders occupy Ancona Italy
  • 1944 US troop march into St Lo
  • 1947 British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
  • 1947 King George VI signs Indian Independence Act
  • 1947 President Harry Truman signs Presidential Succession Act
  • 1947 Tigers shut out Yanks 2-0, end 19 game win streak
  • 1947 US begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands
  • 1948 "Marinka" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 168 performances
  • 1948 Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in an 11 inning game
  • 1951 Uruguay accepts its constitution

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1951 Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • 1952 KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting

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1954 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1954 Cards losing 8-1 to Phillies begin stalling in 5th, they forfeit game
  • 1955 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially
  • 1955 280 mm rain in Martinstown, Dorset (UK-record)
  • 1956 Erno Gero succeeds Matyas Rákosi as party leader of Hungary
  • 1958 6th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1959 African American William 'Bill' Wright is the 1st coloured person to win a major golf tournament (U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships)
  • 1959 Los Angeles premiere of the film version of Kathryn Hulme's "The Nun's Story"
  • 1959 46th Tour de France won by Federico Bahamontes of Spain
  • 1960 1st UN troops reach Congo
  • 1960 Baseball's NL votes to add Houston & NY franchises
  • 1960 Premier Kishi of Japan resigns
  • 1961 Commissioner Ford Frick rules Babe Ruth's record of 60 HR in 154-game sched in 1927, must be broken in 1st 154 of 162 games
  • 1962 Minnesota Twins Bob Allison & Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in 1st inn & Harmon Killebrew connect in a club-record, 11-run 1st inning
  • 1962 Minn is 1st AL team to hit 2 grand slams in an inning as Bob Allison
  • 1963 Failed military coup in Syria
  • 1963 The United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid releases its second interim report pressing for international sanctions against South Africa, particularly the supply of arms, ammunition and petroleum
  • 1964 Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bkln)

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1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 238

  • 1340 Philip van Artevelde, wine salesman/lord lt of Flanders
  • 1501 Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (d. 1526)
  • 1504 Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (d. 1575)
  • 1534 Zacharias Ursinus, German theologist (Heidelberger Catechism)
  • 1552 Rudolf II, of Habsburg, emperor of Germany (1576-1612)
  • 1634 Joannes Camphuys, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1684-91)

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1635 Robert Hooke, Scientist (Micrographia), born in Isle of Wight, England

Scientist Robert Hooke
Scientist
Robert Hooke
  • 1670 Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian (opera)composer
  • 1711 Pierre-Joseph Le Blan, composer
  • 1718 Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (d. 1808)
  • 1720 Gilbert White, English "father of British naturalists"
  • 1766 Friedrich Fleischmann, German composer
  • 1796 Feargus O'Connor, County Cork, leader of English Chartists
  • 1797 Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (d. 1879)
  • 1810 Peter Singer, composer
  • 1811 William Makepeace Thackeray, England, Victorian novelist (Vanity Fair)
  • 1818 Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (d. 1896)
  • 1821 Pauline Garcia-Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (d. 1910)
  • 1823 Leonard Fulton Ross, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1901)
  • 1827 Pierre L Goossens, archbishop of Mechelen/Cardinal
  • 1837 Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1873)
  • 1845 Tristan Corbière, French poet (d. 1875)
  • 1848 William Gilbert Grace, Victorian England's greatest cricketer
  • 1850 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (d. 1939)
  • 1853 Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Holland, physicist (Nobel 1902)
  • 1862 Victor, Prince Napoleon (Napoleon V), French pretender to throne
  • 1862 Nikolai Nikolayevich Yudenich, Russian WWI general (d. 1933)
  • 1864 Ricarda Huch, writer
  • 1864 Phillip Snowden, British politician (d. 1937)
  • 1865 Laurence Housman, England, author/playwright (Victoria Regina)
  • 1870 Emil Mlynarski, composer
  • 1871 Giacomo Balla, Italian painter (Dog at a Rope)
  • 1871 Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress (d. 1946)
  • 1872 Julius Fucik, composer
  • 1880 Otto Vrieslander, composer
  • 1881 Larry McLean, baseball player (d. 1921)
  • 1882 Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet/historian (Paraguay)
  • 1884 Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (d. 1979)
  • 1887 Vidkun Al Quisling, Norwegian minister of Defense/premier (1942-45)
  • 1888 Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian/Dutch painter
  • 1888 Sydney Horler, English detective writer
  • 1890 Charles Wilson, Pres of General Motors (1940-53)/Sec of Def (1953-57)
  • 1890 Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)
  • 1891 Gene Lockhart, actor (Going My Way, Christmas Carol), born in NYC, New York
  • 1892 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (d. 1969)
  • 1893 Josef Huttel, composer
  • 1893 Richard Dix, St Paul MN, actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron)
  • 1894 Bernard Wagenaar, Arnhem Holland, composer (3 Songs for Chinese)
  • 1895 Marie Ney, actress (Brief Ecstasy, Simba, Witchcraft), born in London, England

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1895 George Machine Gun Kelly [Georgio Barnes], American gangster, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)

American Gangster George 'Machine Gun' Kelly
American Gangster
George 'Machine Gun' Kelly
  • 1897 E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (d. 1935)
  • 1898 Herbert Marcuse, communist philosopher (Eros & Civilization), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1898 John Stuart, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Number 17)
  • 1899 Willem Kernkamp, Dutch minister of Colonies (Islam & Woman)
  • 1900 Nathalie Sarraute [Tcherniak], Ivanovo, Russia, writer and lawyer (Portrait of a Man Unknown, The Golden Fruits)
  • 1902 Charles W J Mengelberg, Dutch composer/conductor
  • 1903 Bozidar Kunc, composer
  • 1903 Chill Wills, Seagoville Texas, actor (Fronteir Circus, Rounders)
  • 1906 Belle Stewart, singer
  • 1906 Clifford Odets, US, dramatist (1961 Award of Merit-Golden Boy)
  • 1906 S I Hayakawa, (Sen-R-CA), educator (Language in Action)
  • 1907 Yvonne Desportes, composer
  • 1908 Mildred Lisette Norman, American peace activist, earned the moniker Peace Pilgrim (d. 1981)
  • 1909 Andrei Gromyko, USSR, diplomat/USSR President (1985-89) [7/5 OS]
  • 1909 Harriet Nelson, American singer/actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Follow the Fleet), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1909 Lupe Velez, [Guadelupe Velez de Villabos], actress (Joe Palooka)
  • 1909 Mohammed Daoud Khan, President of Afghanistan (d. 1978)
  • 1911 Alexander Hyatt-King, scholar (Mozart)
  • 1911 Hume Cronyn, London Ontario, actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon)
  • 1912 Harry Levin, literary Scholar
  • 1912 Henry L "Hank" Miller, US pilot/lt adm (WW II-Pacific)
  • 1912 Max Rousié, French rugby footballer (d. 1950)
  • 1913 Jan Slot, Dutch mayor (Eethen/Hardenberg/Ede)
  • 1913 Marvin Miller, St Louis Mo, actor (Space Patrol, Millionaire)
  • 1913 Red Skelton, [Richard], Vincennes Ind, comedian (Red Skelton Show)
  • 1914 Herbert Collum, composer
  • 1914 John G Bearer, writer (Metro, Drunken Canary, Fast Heartbeat)
  • 1914 Jozef MLT Cals, Dutch premier (KVP, Mammoth Law)
  • 1914 Mack Robinson, US, 200m dash (Olympic-silver-1932)
  • 1914 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Anthony Cox, English architect
  • 1915 Isaack Stouten, resistance fighter
  • 1916 Isaac [Ietje] A Diepenhorst, Dutch lawyer/minister of Education
  • 1916 Kenneth Armitage, English sculptor
  • 1916 Johnny Hopp, baseball player (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Henri Salvador, French singer (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Jane Frazee, Duluth Minn, actress/singer (Alice-Beulah)

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1918 Nelson Mandela, Qunu South Africa, political prisoner (ANC)/President (1994-1999)/ Nobel (1993)

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1918 Pamela Brown, England, actress (Alice in Wonderland, Dracula)
  • 1920 Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World)
  • 1920 Eric Brandon, British racing driver (d. 1982)
  • 1921 John H Glenn Jr, Cambridge OH, astronaut (Mer 7, sk:STS 95)/(Sen-D-Oh)
  • 1922 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Hector Tosar, composer
  • 1923 Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Howard Roberts, Burlington NJ, choral director (Leslie Uggams Show)
  • 1924 John Cruickshank, French scholar
  • 1924 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer
  • 1925 George Doggart, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950)/MCC pres
  • 1925 Jaime de Mora y Aragon, actor/publicist (Last Judgement)

Famous Weddings

  • 1922 British naval officer Louis Mountbatten (22) weds Lord Mount Temple's daughter Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley (20) at St. Margaret's in Westminster, London

HeartWedding of Interest

1933 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds broadway singer Hannah Williams (22)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

HeartWedding of Interest

1938 Physicist and Nobel laureate John Bardeen (30) weds Jane Maxwell

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen

HeartWedding of Interest

1959 Actress Louise Fletcher (25) weds producer Jerry Bick (36)

HeartWedding of Interest

1976 Country singer Tammy Wynette (34) weds real-estate mogul Michael Tomlin

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1992 Film critic Roger Ebert marries Chaz Hammel-Smith
  • 1992 Helen Windsor, daughter of British Duke and Duchess of Kent weds art dealer Timothy Taylor at Windsor Castle

HeartWedding of Interest

1992 Singers Whitney Houston (28) & Bobby Brown (23) marry

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • 1994 "The Cranberries" lead singer Dolores O'Riordan (22) weds Don Burton (32) in Ireland

HeartWedding of Interest

1998 Nelson Mandela marries 3rd wife Graça Machel on his 80th birthday

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

HeartWedding of Interest

1999 Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson (56) weds longtime girlfriend Rhonda Rookmaaker (45) in the Florida Keys

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson

Famous Divorces

  • 2012 WWE wrestler John Cena (35) divorces Elizabeth Huberdeau (33) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 3 years of getting married

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 108

  • 640 Arnulf, bishop of Metz (614-640)/politician, dies at about 58
  • 715 Muhammad bin Qasim (b. 695)
  • 1100 Godfried IV van Bouillon, count of Antwerp, dies
  • 1374 Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (Italia Mia), dies at 69
  • 1488 Alvise Cadamosto, Italian explorer (b. 1432)
  • 1544 René van Chalon, viceroy of Holland, dies in battle at 25
  • 1591 Jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster, dies at 40
  • 1608 Joachim III Frederik, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 61
  • 1610 Michelangelo Merisi, Italian artist (b. 1573)
  • 1639 Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar, German prince and general (b. 1604)
  • 1642 Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, gov of Ft Emmerik/Heusden, dies
  • 1650 Christoph Scheiner, German astronomer, dies at 74
  • 1695 Joannes Camphuys, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 61
  • 1698 Johann Heinrich Heidegger, Swiss theologian (b. 1633)
  • 1710 Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Italian painter, dies at 36
  • 1721 Jean Antoine Watteau, French painter, dies
  • 1730 François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (b. 1644)
  • 1735 Johann Krieger, composer, dies at 83
  • 1792 John Paul Jones, American naval commander (b. 1747)

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1817 Jane Austen, English novelist (Pride and Prejudice), dies at 41

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
  • 1831 Thomas Greatorex, composer, dies at 72
  • 1833 Joseph Comb, missionary to Moluccas, dies at 63
  • 1854 Abbas Hilmi I, viceroy of Egypt, dies at about 41
  • 1863 William Dorsey Pender, US Confederate gen-mjr, dies of injuries at 29
  • 1872 Benito Juarez, Cuban justice/general (battle of Acapulco), dies at 66
  • 1884 Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Austrian geologist (b. 1829)
  • 1892 Thomas Cook, English tour director (Thomas Cook & Son), dies at 83
  • 1894 Leconte de Lisle, writer, dies at 75
  • 1898 Emil Hartmann, composer, dies at 62
  • 1899 Horatio Alger Jr, American clergyman/author (Disagreeeable Woman), dies
  • 1901 Alfredo Carlo Piatti, composer, dies at 79
  • 1902 John White, American composer, dies at 47
  • 1908 Jaime Nuno, composer, dies at 83
  • 1915 George William Louis Marshall-Hall, composer, dies at 53
  • 1916 Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author
  • 1918 Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna (b. 1864)
  • 1925 Louis Nazaire Bégin, Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1840)
  • 1931 Oskar Minkowski, German Biologist (pancreas and diabetes), dies at 73
  • 1937 Julian Bell, British poet (b. 1908)
  • 1938 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright, executed at 35
  • 1939 Witold Maliszewski, composer, dies at 65
  • 1941 Dionyssios Lavrangas, composer, dies at 80
  • 1944 George A Hartland, English MP (Norwich 1931-35), dies at 60
  • 1944 Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (Centaurs' Booty), dies at 74
  • 1948 Herman Gummerus, Finnish historian and politician (b. 1877)
  • 1949 Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer (b. 1870)
  • 1950 Carl Clinton Van Doren, US literary (The Nation), dies at 64
  • 1952 Paul Saintenoy, Belgian architect (b. 1862)
  • 1952 Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (b. 1906)
  • 1953 Lucy Booth, Daughter of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1868)

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1954 George Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster, dies at 59

American Gangster George 'Machine Gun' Kelly
American Gangster
George 'Machine Gun' Kelly
  • 1956 Willem J A Kerncamp, Dut overseas minister (Islam & Woman), dies at 57
  • 1958 Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker), dies at 84
  • 1958 John Gobau, Flem/Dutch actor (Death of Business Traveller), dies at 67
  • 1961 Kit Guard, dies of cancer at 67
  • 1963 A H C Cooper, South African cricketer (Test v England 1914), dies
  • 1965 Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, composer, dies at 64
  • 1966 Bobby Fuller, American rock singer and guitarist (I Fought the Law), found dead at 23
  • 1966 German Germanovich Galinin, composer, dies at 44
  • 1967 Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazil pres (1964-67), dies at 66
  • 1968 Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
  • 1969 Barbara Pepper, actress (Doris Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 57
  • 1970 Lucien H d'Azambuja, Fren astronomer (chromosphere of Sun), dies at 86
  • 1973 Jack Hawkins, actor (Ben Hur, Ben-Four Just Men), dies at 62
  • 1975 Federico Ghisi, composer, dies at 74
  • 1980 Naoomal Jeoomal, cricketer (3 Tests for India 1932-34, 108 runs), dies
  • 1981 Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch para-psychologist, dies at 87
  • 1982 Lionel Daunais, French-Canadian singer and composer (b. 1902)
  • 1984 James Oliver Huberty, shot by police after killing 21 in McDonalds
  • 1985 Shahnawaz Bhutto, son of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto
  • 1986 Stanley Rous, British soccer official, dies at 91
  • 1987 Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer, dies at 87
  • 1988 Nico, US model/pop singer (Velvet Underground), dies at 43
  • 1989 Donnie Moore, pitcher (Angels), shoots himself at 35
  • 1989 Rebecca Schaeffer, actress (My Sister Sam), is shot by a fan at 21
  • 1990 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix, Kuifje), dies at 78
  • 1990 Karl Menninger, psychatrist (Menninger Clinic), dies at 96 of cancer
  • 1990 Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (b. 1897)
  • 1990 Gerry Boulet, Quebec rock singer (b. 1946)
  • 1991 Andre Cools, Belgian budget minister, murdered at 63
  • 1991 Harold Butler, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1947-48, 12 wkts), dies
  • 1992 Jan Pelleboer, Dutch meteorologist, dies
  • 1992 Mollie Parnis, fashion designer (Mamie Eisenhower), dies
  • 1992 Rudolf Ising, cartoonist (Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies), dies at 88
  • 1992 Viktor Louis, Russian journalist, dies
  • 1993 Jean Negulesco, director (3 Coins in a Fountain), dies at 93
  • 1993 John Beck, US producer (Harvey, Singing Nun), dies at 83
  • 1993 Robert Davis, dies of emphysema at 76
  • 1993 Sergei Y Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut, dies in accident at 35
  • 1993 Vladimir Pavlovich Barmin, Chief designer of Soviet launch pads, dies
  • 1994 Gottfried Reinhardt, [Goldmann], German/US director, dies at 83
  • 1995 Fabio Casartelli, Italian olympian (Oly-gold-92), dies at 24
  • 1996 Hans Fellner, bookseller, dies at 71
  • 1997 Eugene Shoemaker, astronomer (Shoemaker-Levy comet), dies at 69
  • 2001 James Hatfield, American author (b. 1958)
  • 2001 Fabio Taglioni, Italian automotive engineer (b. 1920)
  • 2002 Victor Emery, British theoretical physicist (b. 1933)
  • 2004 Paul Foot, British journalist (b. 1937)
  • 2004 Émile Peynaud, French oenologist (b. 1912)
  • 2005 William Westmoreland, American military officer (b. 1914)