On This Day for 23rd July

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 201

  • 636 Arabs gain control of most of Palestine from Byzantine Empire
  • 685 John V begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1148 Crusaders attack Damascus
  • 1215 Frederick II crowned King of the Romans (King of the Germans) in Aachen
  • 1253 Jews are expelled from Vienne France by order of Pope Innocent IV
  • 1298 Rindfleisch Persecutions - Jewish community in Wurzburg Germany massacred
  • 1431 G Cesarini opens Counsil of Basel (Ferrara/Florence)
  • 1453 Battle at Gavere: Philip the Good beats Gentse rebellion
  • 1532 Emperor Charles V and the Schmalkaldic League sign Peace of Nuremberg
  • 1540 Turkey recognizes Janos Sigismund Zapolyai as vassal-king of Hungary
  • 1558 Battle of Grevelingen: Gen/earl Lamoraal of Egmont beat France
  • 1572 William of Orange's troops occupy Roermond on the Spanjaarden
  • 1594 Groningen surrenders to earl Mauritius/Willem Louis
  • 1599 Caravaggio's 1st public commission for paintings
  • 1632 Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe, France.
  • 1664 4 British ships to drive Dutch out of NY, arrive in Boston

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1726 Benjamin Franklin sails back to Philadelphia

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 1745 Charles Stuart, the Younger, lands at Eriskay Island, Hebrides
  • 1764 James Otis publishes views on taxation without representation
  • 1793 The Prussians conquer Mayence.

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1798 Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1803 Robert Emmett leads rebellion in Dublin
  • 1812 Battle of Mogilev Russia-Napoleon fights Tsar Alexander I
  • 1827 1st US swimming school opens (Boston Mass)
  • 1829 William Austin Burt patents "typographer" (typewriter)
  • 1833 Cornerstones are laid for the construction of the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • 1834 HMS Beagle anchors in Bay of Valparaiso
  • 1840 Union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper & Lower Canada
  • 1848 Battle of Custoza-Italian War of Independence, starts
  • 1850 17th Postmaster General: Nathan K Hall of NY takes office
  • 1851 Treaty of Traverse des Sioux signed by Sioux Indians & US
  • 1852 1st interment in US National Cemetery at Presidio
  • 1858 Jewish Disabilities Removal Act passed by British Parliament
  • 1863 Alexandra Park opens in North London
  • 1864 Battle of Woodstock, VA
  • 1866 Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms
  • 1870 Emperor Napoleon III appoints Empress Eugenie as Regent of France
  • 1874 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos is appointed the Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa.
  • 1877 1st US municipal railroad, Cincinnati Southern, begins operations
  • 1877 1st telephone & telegraph line in Hawaii completed
  • 1880 1st commercial hydroelectric power planet begins, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1886 Steve Brodie supposedly survives plunge from Brooklyn Bridge
  • 1888 John Boyd Dunlop applies to patent pneumatic tire
  • 1890 Jack Barrett carries his cricket bat for Australia at Lord's (67)
  • 1890 14th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Willoughby Hamilton beats W Renshaw (6-8 6-2 3-6 6-1 6-1)
  • 1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London
  • 1900 The Canadian government reviews immigration policy, prohibiting criminals and paupers from landing in Canada
  • 1904 Ice cream cone created during St Louis World Fair - the 1st cone reputedly by Charles E. Menches
  • 1906 Pogroms against Jews in Oddessa
  • 1907 7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
  • 1913 Arabs attack Jewish community of Rechovot Palestine
  • 1914 Austria-Hungary presents an ultimatum to Serbia; that A-H demands acceptance within 48 hours make peacekeeping difficult
  • 1917 Cleveland Metropolitan Park District establishes
  • 1920 British East Africa renamed Kenya & becomes a British crown colony
  • 1921 Chinese communist party forms under guidance of Henk Sneevliet
  • 1921 Edward Gourdin of US sets long jump record at 25' 2 3/4"
  • 1922 16th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium

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1925 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1926 Belgian NMBS/SNCFB forms
  • 1926 French government of Poincaré forms
  • 1929 The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words.
  • 1930 Earthquake strikes Ariano Italy, 1,500 killed
  • 1930 Pitts Pie Traynor ends both games with HRs (1st in 9th, 2nd in 13th)
  • 1931 Ashmore & Cartier Is in Indian Ocean transferred to Australia
  • 1931 France announces it can't afford to send a team to 1932 LA olympics
  • 1933 27th Tour de France won by Georges Speicher of France

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1934 Bradman completes 304 at Headingley, 430 mins, 43 fours 2 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1936 Anthony M Kennedy, Sacramento CA, Supreme Court Justice
  • 1937 Isolation of pituitary hormone announced (Yale University)
  • 1938 Bradman scores 103 in 178 mins on a Headingley sticky, 3rd Test
  • 1942 German troops conquer Rostow

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1942 Hitler's Directive #45: order to occupy Stalingrad

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1942 World War II: Operation Edelweiss (a German plan to gain control over the Caucasus) begins.
  • 1943 Battle of Koersk, USSR ends in Nazi defeat (6,000 tanks)
  • 1943 US 45th Infantry division occupies north coast of Termini
  • 1944 Chicago Cubs Bill Nicholson hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
  • 1944 Conference of Bretton Woods signed; IMF operations begin
  • 1944 Soviet Army marches into Lublin Poland
  • 1944 US forces invade Japanese-held Tinian in WW II
  • 1944 US troops occupy Pisa Italy
  • 1945 Marshal Henri Pétain, leader Vichy-regime, goes on trial

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1946 Menachem Begin's Zionist militant group Irgun bombs the King David Hotel, the then British administrative headquarters for Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • 1947 1st (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, RI
  • 1948 Progressive party convention nominates Henry Wallace for President
  • 1949 Test Cricket debut of Englishman Brian Close aged 18 years 149 days
  • 1952 General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (Natl Day)
  • 1955 NY Yankees Bob Cerv & E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1956 Bell X-2 rocket plane sets world aircraft speed record of 3,050 kph

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1956 Joe Cronin & Hank Greenberg inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1956 The Loi Cadre is passed by the French Republic in order to order French overseas territory affairs.
  • 1958 1st 4 women named to peerage in House of Lords

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1959 VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

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1960 15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1961 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
  • 1961 Bricusse & Newley's musical "Stop the world I want to ..." premieres
  • 1962 The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed.
  • 1964 As' Bert Campaneris HRs on 1st pitch, hits a 2nd HR on 2nd at bat
  • 1964 Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
  • 1965 Beatles "Help" is released in UK
  • 1965 Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 241

  • 645 Yazid I, Sixth caliph of Islam (d. 683)
  • 1301 Duke Otto of Austria (d. 1339)
  • 1339 Louis I, Duke of Anjou/King of Naples (Battle at Poitiers)
  • 1401 Francesco Sfoza, soldier
  • 1503 Anna Jagello, Queen of the Romans (d. 1547)
  • 1659 Antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer
  • 1705 Francis Blomefield, English topographer (d. 1752)
  • 1734 Antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini, opera composer [or Jun 14 1730]
  • 1735 Johannes Herbst, composer
  • 1769 Alexey Nikolayevich Titov, composer
  • 1773 Karl Ludwig Hellwig, composer
  • 1775 Francois-Eugene Vidocq, French criminal and police detective
  • 1775 Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1812)
  • 1777 Philipp Otto Runge, German painter (d. 1810)
  • 1793 Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, composer
  • 1796 Franz Adolf Berwald, Sweden, composer
  • 1803 Johann Vesque von Puttlingen, composer
  • 1806 Eduard Marxsen, composer
  • 1816 Charlotte Sanders Cushman, US, actress (Lady MacBeth)
  • 1822 Darius Nash Couch, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • 1823 Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore, English poet
  • 1824 Gabriel Colvin Wharton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1906)
  • 1825 Richard Hol, Dutch composer/organist/conductor
  • 1827 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway)
  • 1828 Jonathan Hutchinson, surgeon/scientist
  • 1834 James "Cardinal" Gibbons, archbishop of Baltimore
  • 1838 Edouard [Judas] Colonne, composer/violinist
  • 1841 Edmund John Armstrong, Irish poet, born in Dublin (d. 1865)
  • 1849 Geza Zichy, composer
  • 1851 Charles Bannerman, Aussie cricket batsman (1st centurion)
  • 1853 William H Gillette, actor (Sherlock Holmes on stage)
  • 1856 Arthur H Bird, composer
  • 1856 Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian Hindi leader
  • 1857 French [M J Francois] Erens, lawyer/literary (Pursue Years)
  • 1861 Alexander W F Idenburg, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1909-16)
  • 1864 Apolinario Mabini, Filipino political theoretician and Prime Minister (d. 1903)
  • 1865 Friedrich Aereboe, Dutch landlord (d. 1942)
  • 1865 Max Heindel, Danish Christian occultist, astrologer, and mystic (d. 1919)
  • 1866 Francesco Cilea, Italian composer (L'arlesiana), born in Palmi (d. 1950)
  • 1876 William Gillies Whittaker, composer
  • 1883 Alan Francis Brooke, 1st viscount Alanbrooke fieldmarshal [or Jul 4]
  • 1884 Albert Warner, US producer (Warner Bros)
  • 1884 Apolinary Szeluto, composer
  • 1884 Emil Jannings, Germany, actor (Faust, Passion, Blue Angel)
  • 1886 Arthur Whitten Brown, aviator
  • 1886 John C Poortenaar, painter/etcher/cartoonist
  • 1886 Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo, writer/diplomat
  • 1886 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (d. 1976)
  • 1888 Raymond Chandler, Chic, mystery writer (Farewell My Lovely)
  • 1888 Gluyas Williams, SF, cartoonist (Fellows Citizen)
  • 1888 Milan Stoyadinovich, Serbia, fascist Yugoslavia PM (1935-39)
  • 1891 Maurus H Hulsman, Dutch priest/editor (Amigoe di Curacao)
  • 1892 Haile Selassie, [Ras Tafari Makonnen], emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74)
  • 1892 Petros John Petridis, composer
  • 1893 Karl Menninger, psychiatrist (Menninger Clinic)
  • 1894 Arthur Treacher, Brighton England, announcer (Merv Griffin Show)
  • 1895 Florence Vidor, [Arto], actress (Jack Knife Man), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1895 Aileen Pringle, American actress (d. 1989)
  • 1898 Mervyn "Red" Dutton, Manitoba, 2nd NHL pres (1943-46)
  • 1898 Jacob Marschak, American economist (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany
  • 1901 Hank Worden, American actor and rodeo cowboy (d. 1992)
  • 1902 Walter Burle Marx, composer
  • 1904 Adone Zecchi, composer
  • 1905 Erich Itor Kahn, Rimbach, Odenwald, German composer of Jewish descent
  • 1906 Clancy Cooper, actress (Enchanted Forest, Girls in Chains)
  • 1906 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist
  • 1906 Chandrasekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary (d. 1931)
  • 1906 Vladimir Prelog, Sarajevo, Croatian-Swiss Chemist and Nobel Laureate
  • 1907 Elspeth Josceline Huxley, English author
  • 1908 Karl Swenson, American actor (Lars Hanson-Little House on the Prairie), born in Brooklyn New York (d. 1978)
  • 1910 Pimen, [Sergei Irzjekov], patriarch Russian-Orthodox Cathederal
  • 1912 Michael Wilding, England, actor (Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong)
  • 1913 Coral Browne, Australian actress (Margaret-Time Express), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1913 Michael Foot, MP
  • 1914 Alastair Down, CEO (Burmah Oil)
  • 1916 Ben Weber, St Louis Missouri, composer (Thorne Music Award-1965)
  • 1916 Ronald Ridout, school textbook author
  • 1917 Charles Kerruish, president (Tyndwald Isle of Man)
  • 1917 John Stokes, MP
  • 1917 Kurt Kreuger, St Moritz Switz, actor (Fear, Unfaithfully Yours)
  • 1918 Bueno de Mesquita Dutch comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1918 Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1919 [Harold] Pee Wee Reese, Hall of Fame shortstop (Dodgers)
  • 1920 Marcel Maeyer, [de Maeyer], Belgian sculptor/graphic artist
  • 1920 Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Calvert DeForest, comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921 David Lawmn, CEO (Prestige Group)
  • 1921 Harry Hookway, pro-chancellor (Loughborough University)
  • 1921 Heinz Bennent, Aachen Germany, Actor (Possession)
  • 1921 Jerome Rosen, composer
  • 1921 Peter Twiss, test pilot
  • 1922 Moses Rosen, chief Rabbi of Romania
  • 1923 Luis Aloma, Cuban baseball player (d. 1997)
  • 1923 Cyril M. Kornbluth, American writer (d. 1958)
  • 1923 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Betsy Haworth, deacon/minister
  • 1924 Gavin Lambert, British-born screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Donna Anderson, Akiak AK, actress (On the Beach
  • 1925 Gloria De Haven, LA, actress (Bog, Yellow Cab Man, Irene-Nakia)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1960 Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus (20) weds Barbara Bash

  • 1986 Britain's Prince Andrew (26) weds Sarah Ferguson (26) at Westminster Abbey in London, England
  • 2006 "The Young and The Restless" actor John Enos (44) weds Disney executive Jennie Lee on the patio of Hollywood hotspot The Cabana Club
  • 2011 "Pittsburgh Steelers" quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (29) weds Ashley Harlan at Christ Church of Grove Farm in Ohio Township

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 123

  • 945 Richarius, bishop of Luik (922-45), dies
  • 1227 Qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist (b. 1148)
  • 1373 Birgitta van Sweden, Swedish saint, dies
  • 1403 Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], killed in battle at 39
  • 1403 Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, English rebel (executed) (b. 1343)
  • 1531 Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, Marshal of Normandy and husband of Diane de Poitiers
  • 1568 Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23
  • 1581 Georges Lalaing, viceroy of Friesland, dies
  • 1584 John Day, English printer (b. 1522)
  • 1645 Michael Fjodorovitsj, tsar of Russia (1613-45)/1st Romanov, dies
  • 1685 Pietro Reggio, composer, dies at 53
  • 1690 Richard Gibson, minature painter, dies
  • 1692 Gilles Ménage, French scholar (b. 1613)
  • 1727 Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain
  • 1757 Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer (La Silvia), dies at 71
  • 1764 Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (b. 1703)
  • 1773 George Edwards, English naturalist (b. 1693)
  • 1781 John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-born Continental Congressman (b. 1724)

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1793 Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Decl of Independence), dies of typhoid fever at 72

Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman
Founding Father of the United States
Roger Sherman
  • 1803 Arthur Wolfe, 1st viscount Kilwarden/Chief Justice of Ireld, murdered
  • 1816 Elizabeth Hamilton, author (Cats: A Celebration), dies at 68
  • 1829 Wojciech Boguslawski, composer, dies at 72
  • 1840 Frantisek Max Knize, composer, dies at 55
  • 1844 Christian Gobrecht, 4th US chief engraver (1840-44), dies in office
  • 1853 Andries Pretorius, Boer leader (b. 1798)
  • 1866 Thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer, dies at 83
  • 1875 Isaac Merritt Singer, inventor (sewing machine), dies at 63
  • 1878 Miguel Hilarion Eslava y Elizondo, composer, dies at 70
  • 1878 Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, Bohemian physician (b. 1804)

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1885 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US President (1869-77) and Union general, dies of esophageal cancer in Mount McGregor NY at 63

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1904 John Simon, public health pioneer, dies
  • 1905 Jean-Jacques Henner, French painter, dies at 76
  • 1909 Ernest F Cambier, Bel colonial pioneer (1st Congo railway), dies at 65
  • 1909 Zygmunt Noskowski, composer, dies at 63
  • 1916 William Ramsey, chemist, dies
  • 1920 Conrad Kohrs, German-born rancher (b. 1835)
  • 1924 Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar (b. 1850)
  • 1927 Saad Zaghlul, Egyptian parliament chairman, dies at 74
  • 1930 Glenn Hammond Curtiss, aviation pioneer/airplane builder, dies at 52
  • 1932 Tenby Davies, Welsh half-mile world champion runner (b. 1884)
  • 1933 Max Schillings, German composer/conductor (Mona Lisa), dies at 65
  • 1942 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56
  • 1942 Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet/communist, executed at 32
  • 1942 Adam Czerniakow, Polish engineer (suicide) (b. 1880)
  • 1943 Emanuel Querido, Dutch publisher, murdered in the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor at 71
  • 1944 Bernard M Cohen, attorney, killed at Belsen concentration camp
  • 1944 Helmuth J von Moltke, German earl (July 20th plotter), executed
  • 1944 Max HHR Nettlau, Austrian historian (Der Anarchismus), dies at 79
  • 1946 James Maxton, politician, dies

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1948 D.W. Griffith, American director/producer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 73

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith
  • 1951 Henri Philippe Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime), dies
  • 1951 Robert Flaherty, American documentary filmmaker (Nanook of North), dies at 67
  • 1955 Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Un soir de joie), dies at 55
  • 1955 Cordell Hull, statesman, dies
  • 1955 Harry Haden, actor (Harry-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 73
  • 1957 G Tomasi di Lampedusa, writer, dies at 61
  • 1961 Esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75
  • 1964 Jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74
  • 1966 Donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60
  • 1966 Douglass Montgomery, actor (Forbidden, Daybreak), dies at 56
  • 1966 [Edward] Montgomery Clift, actor (From Here to Eternity), dies at 45
  • 1968 Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets)
  • 1968 Henry Hallett Dale, physiologist, dies
  • 1969 Deli Floyd, writer, dies
  • 1971 Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60
  • 1973 Eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82
  • 1973 Marius-Francois Gaillard, composer, dies at 72
  • 1974 Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90
  • 1976 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64
  • 1977 René de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79
  • 1979 Keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31
  • 1979 Joseph Kessel, French journalist and novelist (b. 1898)
  • 1980 Sarto Fournier, Mayor of Montreal (b. 1908)
  • 1980 Mollie Steimer, anarchist agitator and American political prisoner (b. 1897)
  • 1982 Vic Morrow, actor (Cimmaron), killed during "Twilight Zone" at 53
  • 1982 Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer (b. 1900)
  • 1983 Georges Auric, French composer (It Always Rains on Sunday), dies at 84
  • 1984 Lloyd Gough, actor (Black Bart, Tolsa), dies of aortic aneurism at 77
  • 1985 Kay Kyser, bandleader (Kay Kyser's Kollege), dies at 79
  • 1985 Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (b. 1923)
  • 1986 Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, composer, dies at 73
  • 1988 Jahangir Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for India 1932-36), dies
  • 1989 Donald Barthelme, American author (b. 1931)
  • 1990 Georges Flamant, actor (La Chienne), dies in Paris at 86
  • 1990 Joe Turner, jazz pianist, dies of cardiac arrest at 82
  • 1990 Robert Sommer, singer, dies of liver failure at 42
  • 1990 Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese development of television (b. 1899)
  • 1992 Arletty, French actress (Hotel, Longest Day), dies at 94
  • 1992 Maxine Audley, Brit actress (Vikings, Our Man in Havana), dies at 69
  • 1993 James Jordan, father of NBA star Michael Jordan, found dead near McColl SC
  • 1994 Aad Ivens, Dutch checkers player, dies at 80
  • 1994 Hans J Salter, Aust/US composer (Deanna-Durbin musicals), dies at 98
  • 1994 Henry William Collins, artist, dies at 84
  • 1995 Bob Rundick, poet/DJ, dies at 52
  • 1995 Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • 1996 Aliki Vougiouklaki, actress (Madalena), dies at 63
  • 1996 Jessica Lucy Mitford, author, dies at 78
  • 1996 John Corner, scientist, dies at 80
  • 1997 Andrew Cunanan, serial killer (Gianni Versage), commits suicide
  • 1997 Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (b. 1904)