On This Day for 28th July

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 180

  • 388 Battle at Aquileja: Emperor Theodosius beats emperor Magnus Maximis
  • 754 Pope Stephen II, [III] makes Pippin de Korte, King of France
  • 1148 Second Crusade: Crusaders abandon their seige of Damascus
  • 1330 Battle of Velbuzd: Serbian forces defeats Bulgarian army
  • 1434 Navigator Gil Eanes leaves Cape Bojador for Lisbon
  • 1579 Cardinal Granvelle returns to Madrid
  • 1586 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe on return to England
  • 1609 Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda
  • 1635 Spanish marshal Piccolomini conquerors Schenkenschans
  • 1696 De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance
  • 1708 Monarch Amengkurat II [Sunan Mas] of Mataram gives himself up to VOC
  • 1717 Prussian king Frederik Willhelm I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs
  • 1741 Capt Bering discovers Mount St Elias, Alaska
  • 1742 Prussia & Austria sign peace treaty
  • 1790 Henry James Pye appointed British Poet Laureate by King George III
  • 1794 French Revolution figure Robespierre & 22 other leaders of "the Terror" guillotined to thunderous cheers in Paris
  • 1808 Mahmud II succeeds Mustafa IV as sultan of Turkey
  • 1821 Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)
  • 1849 Memmon is first clipper to reach San Francisco, 120 days out of NY
  • 1851 Total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph
  • 1858 First use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Civil Service
  • 1858 Nadar takes 1st airborne photo (in a balloon)
  • 1862 Confederate forces defeated at More's Hill, Mo
  • 1864 2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
  • 1864 Battle of Atlanta, Georgia (Ezra Church) - second sortie US700 CS4642
  • 1866 Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US
  • 1868 US Secretary of State William H. Seward announces 14th Amendment ratified by states, grants citizenship to ex-slaves

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1882 Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Beirut

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • 1883 Shocks triggered by volcano Epomeo (Isle of Ischia, Italy) destroyed 1,200 houses at Casamicciola killing 2,000
  • 1886 British government led by Lord Salisbury forms

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1893 A petition organised by Kate Sheppard, demanding women's suffrage, is delivered to the New Zealand parliament; signed by more 25,000 women, a 5th of the adult European female population led by Kate Sheppard

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
  • 1896 City of Miami incorporated
  • 1898 Spanish troops in Ponce, Puerto Rico, surrender
  • 1898 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Retired Colourman"(BG)
  • 1900 Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
  • 1904 Rafael Reyes becomes dictator of Colombia after losing Panama
  • 1904 Interior Minister of Russia, Vyacheslav Plehve is assassinated; as leader of the most reactionary elements of government, he was hated for his repressive policies
  • 1906 Yankees turn triple-play, beat Cleveland 6-4
  • 1911 96°F (35.6°C) in De Bilt Netherlands
  • 1912 10th Tour de France won by Odile Defraye of Belgium
  • 1913 12th Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
  • 1914 Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden (NYC, by Harry Fox)

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1914 First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill orders British Grand Fleet to Scapa Flow

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1914 Austria-Hungary decides against mediation and declares war on Serbia - first declaration of war of WWI
  • 1915 Because of virtual anarchy, US Marines go ashore in Haiti on orders from President Wilson; this will lead to an occupation that will last until 1934

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1917 Silent Parade organised by James Weldon Johnson of 10,000 African-American march on 5th Ave (NYC) protesting against lynching

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • 1919 Vrije Vakbewegings Internationale (VVI) forms in Amsterdam
  • 1926 US & Panamanian pact about safeguard of Panama Canal
  • 1928 9th Olympic Games open in Amsterdam
  • 1929 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich)
  • 1929 24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • 1929 23rd Tour de France won by Maurice De Waele of Belgium
  • 1930 114°F (46°C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record)
  • 1931 White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12

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1931 Mob hitman Mad Dog Coll allegedly participates in a kidnapping attempt that results in the shooting death of a child, which earns him the nickname "Mad Dog"

Mob Hitman Mad Dog Coll
Mob Hitman
Mad Dog Coll
  • 1932 Battle between unemployed war veterans & federal troops, 4 die

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1932 US President Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1932 "White Zombie" - 1st feature length zombie film directed by Victor Halperin and starring Béla Lugos is released in the US
  • 1933 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), NYC
  • 1933 NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions
  • 1933 Spain recognizes the USSR
  • 1934 118°F (48°C), Orofino, Idaho (state record)
  • 1935 29th Tour de France won by Romain Maes of Belgium
  • 1937 Eddie Paynter scores 322 for Lancashire against Sussex
  • 1937 Richard Moore scores 316 for Hampshire against Warwickshire
  • 1938 34,000-ton Cunard-White Star liner Mauretania launched at Birkenhead

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1938 Bradman scores 202 Aust v Somerset, 225 mins, 32 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1939 5th Dutch government of Colijn falls
  • 1940 Radio Orange begins broadcasting from London
  • 1940 Yankee Charlie Keller hits 3 HRs to beat White Sox 10-9
  • 1942 Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto
  • 1942 Zionists partisans ZOB forms in Poland

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1943 Italian Facist dictator Benito Mussolini resigns

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

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1943 US President FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1943 World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.

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1944 Hitler routes 4 division of South France to Normandy

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1944 US 8th Army corp occupies Coutances France
  • 1945 Japanese premier Suzuki disregards US ultimatum to surrender
  • 1945 US Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Bldg, 14 die

AgreementUnited Nations Charter

1945 US Senate ratifies United Nations charter 89-2

BattleNuclear Bombing of Nagasaki

1945 Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva arrive on the Pacific island of Tinian with the plutonium core used to assemble the Fat Man bomb used in the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9

  • 1947 Iuliu Maniu's Farmers' Party is banned in Romania
  • 1948 I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
  • 1948 London's Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport".
  • 1951 "Kiss Me, Kate" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

1951 Walt Disney's animated musical film "Alice In Wonderland" released

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • 1952 Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • 1954 Ernest Blochs 4th string quartet premieres

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1954 "On the Waterfront", directed by Elia Kazan starring Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint, is released (Best Picture 1955)

  • 1955 The Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France.
  • 1956 43rd Tour de France won by Roger Walkowiak of France

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1957 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1957 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1957 White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game
  • 1957 Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992.
  • 1958 Baltimore Colts wins NFL-championship
  • 1959 United Kingdom starts using postal codes
  • 1959 Hawaii's 1st US election sends 1st Asian-Americans to Congress

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1960 Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1962 19 die in a train crash in Steelton Pa

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 199

  • 1165 Ibn al-'Arabi, Muslim mystic/philosopher
  • 1347 Margherita of Durazzo, queen of Naples (d. 1412)
  • 1456 Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (Arcadia)
  • 1514 Maximilian of Burgundy, viceroy of Holland
  • 1609 Judith J Leyster, Dutch house painter, baptised
  • 1659 Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1715)
  • 1719 Jan Nepveu, governor-general of Suriname (1769-79) [or Aug 27]
  • 1745 Piotr A von der Pahlen, milt governor (St Petersburg)
  • 1746 Thomas Heyward, soldier, signed Decl of Ind
  • 1750 Fabre d'Églantine French dramatist and politician, creator of the French Republican calendar (d. 1794)
  • 1778 Charles Stewart, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1869)
  • 1796 Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician (d. 1859)
  • 1804 Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man is what he eats)
  • 1808 Charles Lucas, composer
  • 1809 Ormsby McKnight Mitchel, astronomer/Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1813 Alberto Mazzucato, composer
  • 1815 Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (d. 1889)
  • 1825 William Duncan Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1833 James Henry Lane, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) [or Jun 22 1814]
  • 1835 Jose Garcia Robles, composer
  • 1837 Christian Barnekow, composer
  • 1844 Gerard Manley Hopkins, England, poet (Windhover)
  • 1857 Ballington Booth, Brighouse, England, Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • 1860 Elias M. Ammons, governor of Colorado (d. 1925)
  • 1860 Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1922)
  • 1863 Hussein Khan Nakhichevanski, Russian general (d. 1919)

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1866 Beatrix Potter, England, children's author and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit")

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1867 Charles Dillon Perrine, American-born astronomer (d. 1951)
  • 1868 George Morren, Flemish painter/sculptor, born in Antwerp (d. 1941)
  • 1868 Thomas P Krag, Norwegian writer (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran)
  • 1870 Henri Jaspar, premier of Belgium (1927-31)
  • 1872 Albert P Sarraut, Fren gov-gen of Indo-China (1911..19)/PM (1933/36)
  • 1874 Ernst Cassirer, Germany, philosopher/educator (Essay on Man)

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1887 Marcel Duchamp, Blainville-Crevon, French sculptor and painter (Nude Descending a Staircase)

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp
  • 1890 Marie Lohr, Australian actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1891 Ron Oxenham, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1928-32)
  • 1892 Joe E Brown, Holgate Ohio, comedian (Buck Circus Hour)
  • 1892 Petro Petridis, Greek composer (Isotope Suite)
  • 1893 Rued Immanuel Langgaard, composer
  • 1896 Barbara La Marr, American actress (d. 1926)
  • 1897 Emmy Arbous, [Emilia J Henke], Dutch actress (Little Rascal)
  • 1898 Lawrence Gray, American actor (d. 1970)
  • 1900 Maurice Johnstone, composer
  • 1901 Rudy Vallee, Vt, singer (Vagabond Dreams, My Time Is Your Time)
  • 1901 Sandor Vandor, composer
  • 1901 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player (d. 1979)

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1902 Karl Popper, Austrian/British philosopher (Logic of Forschung)

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper
Philosopher and Professor
Karl Popper
  • 1902 Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Dead Reckoning)
  • 1903 Catherine Dale Owen, actress (Behind Office Doors), Louisville KY
  • 1904 [John] Selwyn [Brooke] Lloyd, British statsman
  • 1905 Charles William Hutton, architect
  • 1906 Gottlob Frick, singer
  • 1907 Earl S Tupper, inventor (Tupperware)
  • 1908 Zbigniew Turski, composer
  • 1909 Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (Under the Volcano)
  • 1910 Bill Goodwin, announcer (Jolson Story, Burns & Allen), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1910 Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot
  • 1911 Ann Doran, Amarillo Tx, actress (Longstreet, Shirley)
  • 1911 Gerhard Stoeck, Germany, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1914 Carmen Dragon, American composer (d. 1984)
  • 1915 Charles Townes, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 1964 for mazer-lazer principle), born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1916 David Brown, film producer ("The Sting", "Jaws", "Cocoon"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 Laird Cregar, Phila, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square)
  • 1922 Jacques Piccard, Switzerland, undersea explorer (bathyscaph Trieste)
  • 1923 Kent L Lee, US vice-admiral (WW II-Marianas/Palau)
  • 1923 Mary Jane Odell, Iowa, secretary of state
  • 1923 Michio Watanabe, politician
  • 1924 Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)
  • 1924 Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)
  • 1925 Bruce Matthews, newspaper executive
  • 1925 Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West
  • 1925 Larry Pruden, composer
  • 1925 Baruch S. Blumberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1926 Charlie Biddle, American-born Quebec jazz bassist (d. 2003)
  • 1927 John Ashbery, American poet
  • 1928 Adrian Ratiu, composer

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1929 Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, NY, American 1st Lady (1961-63)

  • 1929 Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch literary/poet/son of Jan Campert
  • 1930 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Junior Kimbrough, American bluesman (d. 1998)
  • 1931 Darryl Hickman, American actor (Human Comedy, Tea & Sympathy), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1931 Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
  • 1933 Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1934 Jacques d'Amboise, Dedham Mass, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Company)
  • 1934 Norman D Shumway, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )
  • 1935 Simon Dee, British television broadcaster
  • 1936 Russ Jackson, Canadian football player
  • 1937 Peter Duchin, pianist/bandleader (Peter Duchin Orch), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Francis Veber, French film director and screenwriter
  • 1938 Alberto Fujimoro, president of Peru (1990- )
  • 1938 George Cummings, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
  • 1938 Luis Aragonés, Spanish football manager
  • 1938 Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)

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1938 Alberto Fujimori, President of Peru (1990-2000), born in Lima, Peru

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • 1939 Clem Cattini, rock drummer (Tornados London)
  • 1940 Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater)
  • 1941 Riccardo Muti, Napoli Italy, conductor (Philadelphia Orch)
  • 1942 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster

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1943 Bill Bradley, Crystal City Ms, Basketball player (NY Knicks), Democratic US Senator (1979-1997)

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • 1943 Lawrence Elkins, football player FL (Houston Oilers)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1540 English King Henry VIII marries Catharine Howard, his 5th wife

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1683 Anne Stuart marries prince Georges of Denmark

HeartWedding of Interest

1727 Philosopher Jonathan Edwards (23) weds Sarah Pierpont

Christian Preacher and Philosopher Jonathan Edwards
Christian Preacher and Philosopher
Jonathan Edwards

HeartWedding of Interest

1847 Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck (32) weds noblewoman Johanna von Puttkamer (23) in Kolczyglowy, Poland

German Statesman Otto Von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto Von Bismarck

HeartWedding of Interest

1906 Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin (27) weds Ekaterina Svanidze (21) at St. David's Church in Tiflis

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin

HeartWedding of Interest

1950 Actress Bette Davis (42) weds actor Gary Merrill (34) in Mexico

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • 1957 "Wuthering Heights" actress Merle Oberon (46) weds Italian industrialist Bruno Pagliai

HeartWedding of Interest

1962 NBA player Lenny Wilkens (24) weds Marilyn Reed

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • 1973 "Charlie's Angels" actress Farah Fawcett (26) weds "The Six Million Dollar Man" actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1973 Actress Farrah Fawcett (26) weds film and voice actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1983 Russian president Vladimir Putin (30) weds flight attendant Lyudmila Shkrebneva (25)

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

HeartWedding of Interest

1993 Pink Floyd vocalist George Roger Waters (49) weds Pricilla Phillips

Rock Bassist/Vocalist George Roger Waters
Rock Bassist/Vocalist
George Roger Waters
  • 1997 Two-time Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton (38) weds documentary director Timothy Delarm (35) in Las Vegas
  • 1999 "Sixteen Candles" actress Molly Ringwald (31) weds French writer Valery Lamerignere in Bordeaux, France

HeartWedding of Interest

2001 Six-time golf winner Nick Faldo (44) weds third wife Valerie Bercher on a lavish ceremony in Windsor, England

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

HeartWedding of Interest

2007 Comedian and actor Steve Martin (61) weds Anne Stringfield (35) at his Los Angeles home

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • 2012 "Franklin & Bash" actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar (38) weds advertising executive Catriona McGinn at the Sunstone winery in Santa Ynez, California

Famous Divorces

  • 1964 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 124

  • 450 Theodosius II de Jongere, emperor Austrian Empire, dies
  • 1057 Victor II, [Gebhard], Pope (1055-57), dies
  • 1101 Su Tung-p'o, Chinese poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher, dies at 64
  • 1128 William Clito, Count of Flanders (b. 1102)
  • 1230 Duke Leopold VI of Austria (b. 1176)
  • 1285 Queen Keran of Armenia, consort of Leo III of Armenia
  • 1330 Michael III, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies in battle
  • 1527 Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish conquistador

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1540 Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed

Lawyer and Statesman Thomas Cromwell
Lawyer and Statesman
Thomas Cromwell
  • 1631 Guillén de Castro y Bellvis, Spanish dramatist (b. 1569)
  • 1641 John Amner, composer, dies at 61
  • 1655 Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist/novelist, dies at 36 in Paris
  • 1655 Suzuki Shosan, Samurai/monk/propagator of Zen Buddhism, dies at 76
  • 1667 Abraham Cowley, English poet (Mistress/Sex libri plantarum), dies
  • 1675 Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer (b. 1605)
  • 1685 Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, English statesman (b. 1618)
  • 1711 Gerard Lairesse, painter, buried
  • 1718 Etienne Baluze, French scholar (b. 1630)
  • 1723 Mariana Alcoforado, nun (schreef no Lettres Portuguese), dies at 63

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1741 Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Italian composer, dies at 63

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Virtuoso & Composer
Antonio Vivaldi
  • 1746 John Peter Zenger, journalist, involved in 1st amendment fight, dies

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1750 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (Art of the Fugue), dies at 65

  • 1762 George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician (b. 1691)
  • 1778 Arvid Niclas Hopken, composer, dies at 68
  • 1794 Georges Couthon, French politician, beheaded at 39
  • 1794 Maximilien Robespierre, Fr revolutionary/avocat (1781), guillotined
  • 1802 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer (Il er pastore, Ifigenia), dies at 72
  • 1811 Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Coriolan), dies
  • 1818 Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (b. 1746)
  • 1835 Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (b. 1768)
  • 1837 John Ross, British composer and organist, dies at 73
  • 1838 Bernhard Henrik Crusell, composer, dies at 62
  • 1842 C Brentano, writer, dies at 63
  • 1844 Joseph Bonaparte, older brother of Napoleon I and King of Naples and Spain (b. 1768)
  • 1849 Charles Albert, King of Sardinia (1831-49), dies
  • 1850 Stefano Pavesi, composer, dies at 71
  • 1863 James Deshler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 30
  • 1864 Johann Hermann Kufferath, composer, dies at 67
  • 1864 Samuel Benton, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at about 44
  • 1869 Carl G Carus, German arts/psychologist/philosopher, dies
  • 1869 Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Czech anatomist (b. 1787)
  • 1872 Friedrich Kaiser, astronomer (Kaiser-Compass), dies
  • 1878 George Law Curry, Newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon (b. 1820)
  • 1895 Joannes Kappeyne van Coppello, Internal minister (1877-89), dies at 72
  • 1904 Plehve, Russian foreign minister (bomb under carriage), dies
  • 1915 Vilbrun G Sam, rebellion leader/president of Haiti, lynched
  • 1934 Louis Tancred, cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for South Africa 1905-14), dies
  • 1934 Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Anna Christie), dies at 65 of cancer
  • 1937 Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer, dies at 51
  • 1937 Joseph Lee, father of Playgrounds movement, dies
  • 1939 William J Mayo, US surgeon/co-founder Mayo Clinic, dies at 78
  • 1940 Johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66
  • 1956 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher/graphologist, dies at 83
  • 1957 Edith Abbott, American social worker, educator, and author (b. 1876)
  • 1965 Maurice Yvain, composer, dies at 74
  • 1965 Minor Watson, actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), dies at 75
  • 1965 Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (b. 1894)
  • 1967 Karl W. Richter, Lieutenant, USAF, American aviator (b. 1942)
  • 1968 Charles W Mayo, US surgeon, dies at 70
  • 1968 Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1944), dies at 89
  • 1969 Ernst Tittel, composer, dies at 59
  • 1969 Frank H Loesser, US songwriter/composer (Guys & Dolls), dies at 59
  • 1969 Gabriel von Wayditch, composer, dies at 80
  • 1969 Ramón Grau, Cuban president (b. 1882)
  • 1971 Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], photographer (Vogue), commits suicide at 48
  • 1971 Myril Hoag, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • 1971 Charles E. Pont, American artist (b. 1898)
  • 1972 Helen Traubel, American soprano, dies at 73
  • 1972 Charu Majumdar, Indian revolutionary leader (b. 1918)
  • 1973 Royal Butler, actor, dies at 80
  • 1974 Jack Ellis, cricketer (Victorian WK, Ashes tourist 1926), dies
  • 1974 Truman Bradley, TV host (Science Fiction Theater), dies at 69
  • 1976 Jacob Soetendorp, rabbi, dies at 62
  • 1976 Lucie Mannheim, actress (39 Steps), dies at 77
  • 1978 Jan Willem van Otterloo, composer, dies at 70
  • 1979 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (b. 1898)
  • 1980 Cecil Burleigh, composer, dies at 95
  • 1981 Fr. Stanley Rother, Roman Catholic Priest, Martyr and Missionary to Guatemala (b. 1935)
  • 1982 George Kleinsinger, US composer (Tubby the Tuba), dies at 68
  • 1983 Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies
  • 1984 Bess Flowers, actress (View from Pompey's Head), dies at 85
  • 1985 Grant Williams, actor (Shrinking Man), dies of toxic poisoning at 54
  • 1986 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter/sculptor (Iron Tower), dies at 91
  • 1986 Syd Curnow, South African cricketer (168 runs in 7 Tests), dies
  • 1987 James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism), dies at 81
  • 1989 Jeff Richards, actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies at 66
  • 1990 Armando Frid, of Argentina (Born May 24, 1866 Guin rec), dies at 124
  • 1990 Jill Esmond, actress (13 Women, My Pal Wolfe, FP 1), dies at 82
  • 1990 Maurice Braddell, actor (Things to Come), dies
  • 1991 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled to Netherlands, dies at 45
  • 1993 Herbert Joeks, [van Hugten], Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown), dies at 77
  • 1994 Bernard Delfont, Rus/Brit impresario (Thorn EMI), dies at 84
  • 1994 Colin Turnbull, anthropologist, dies at 69
  • 1994 Selwyn Powell, art Editor, dies at 82
  • 1996 Harold C Fox, Fashion designer/musician, dies at 86
  • 1996 Mickey Fenn, docker/socialist, dies at 58
  • 1996 Roger Tory Peterson, ornithologist/artist, dies at 87
  • 1997 Louis Cohen, physicist, dies at 71
  • 1997 Seni Pramoj, PM of Thailand (1945-46, 75, 76), dies
  • 1998 Lenny McLean, English bareknuckle fighter (b. 1949)