On This Day for 5th July

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 208

  • 649 St Martin I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 767 Duke of Nepi names his brother (leek) Pope Constantine II
  • 1294 Pietro del Murrone elected as Pope Coelestinus V
  • 1295 Scotland and France form an alliance, the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England.
  • 1436 German emperor Sigismund signs peace with Hussieten
  • 1450 Pope Nicolas V names Walraven van Meurs bishop of Munster
  • 1596 English fleet under the earl of Essex plunder Cadiz
  • 1610 John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.
  • 1626 Battle at Lenz: Rebel Austrian Boers defeated
  • 1643 1st recorded tornado in US (Essex County, Massachusetts)

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1687 Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation.

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • 1750 Slave revolt on Curacao
  • 1770 Battle of Chesma and Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1775 US Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
  • 1791 Jose Maria Narvaez discovers Point Grey (now Vancouver BC)
  • 1803 The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
  • 1808 Battle of Buenos Aires

Victory-in-battleVictory in Battle

1809 -6) Battle of Wagram - Napoleon beats archduke Charles

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1811 Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain
  • 1813 War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
  • 1814 Americans defeat British & Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario
  • 1830 France invades Algeria, begins a 40 year conquest

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1832 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de Janeiro

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1834 Provisional government forms in Oregon Country
  • 1841 Thomas Cook opens 1st travel agency
  • 1843 Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country

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1852 Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave, delivers his 'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?' speech to the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester in which he condemns the celebration as a hypocritical sham in a land where slavery still exists

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
  • 1859 Capt N C Brooks discovers Midway Islands
  • 1861 Battle of Carthage, MO - US Gen Sigel attacks pro-secessionist
  • 1863 Battle of Jackson, MS & Battle of Birdsong Ferry, MS
  • 1864 Battle of Smith's Expedition, MS (Tupelo, Harrisburg)
  • 1865 Great Britain delegate's world 1st maximum speed laws
  • 1865 US Secret Service begins operating under the Treasury Department
  • 1871 Trial against Kiowa chief Satanta (White Bear) & Big Tree, begins
  • 1878 The coat of arms of the Baku governorate was established.
  • 1884 German consul-general Gustav Nachtigal takes possession of Cameroon
  • 1884 US Congress accept 2nd Chinese Exclusion Act
  • 1891 Hail kills 6 horses in Rapid City, SD
  • 1900 Compulsory education law passes Dutch 1st Chamber
  • 1902 Australia won the one & only Test Cricket played at Sheffield
  • 1904 Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 inn
  • 1904 4th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Belgium in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • 1906 23rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats M Bundy (6-3 9-7)
  • 1906 30th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3)
  • 1907 24th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: May Bundy beats Dorothea Chambers (6-1 6-4)
  • 1907 31st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Norman Brookes beats Arthur Gore (6-4 6-2 6-2)
  • 1908 Niazi Bey, a chief organizer of the revolutionary movement in Turkey, raises the standard of revolt at Resna, Macedonia
  • 1913 Queen Wilhelmina meets SDAP-leader Troelstra
  • 1914 Boston Braves are 15 games back in NL, & win World Series
  • 1914 Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia
  • 1919 32nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Lenglen beats Chambers (10-8 4-6 9-7)

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1919 Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his 1st of 72 times

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 1st general election in Netherlands
  • 1922 Uprising of social righteousness in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1922 Women 1st vote in Dutch elections, Christian parties win
  • 1924 Military revolt in Sao Paulo Brazil
  • 1924 44th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jean Borotra beats R Lacoste (6-1 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-4)
  • 1929 42nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-1 6-2)
  • 1929 WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down
  • 1930 50th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W Allison (6-3 9-7 6-4)
  • 1932 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar becomes premier/dictator of Portugal
  • 1933 German party Catholic Center disbands
  • 1934 "Bloody Thursday" - Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.
  • 1935 1st "Hawaii Calls" radio program is broadcast
  • 1935 1st time brothers on opposing teams hit HRs, Tony & Al Cuccunello
  • 1935 Chicago Cubs are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win the pennant

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1935 FDR signs National Labor Relations Act

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1935 55th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-2 6-4 6-4)
  • 1936 120°F (49°C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record)
  • 1937 117°F (47°C), Medicine Lake, Montana (state record)
  • 1937 Chicago Cub Frank Demaree gets 6 hits in 1st game & 2 in 2nd game

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1937 Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1937 Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain
  • 1937 Spam, the luncheon meat, was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
  • 1938 Herb Caen's 1st column in SF Chronicle
  • 1940 Diplomatic relations broken between Britain & Vichy government in France
  • 1941 German occupiers disband political parties
  • 1942 1st performance of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Choros 6/9/11
  • 1942 Ian Fleming graduates from a training school for spies in Canada
  • 1943 Battle of Gulf of Kula
  • 1943 Battle of Koersk, USSR begins (6,000 tanks)
  • 1943 Liberator bombers sink U-535 in Gulf of Biskaye
  • 1943 US invasion fleet (96 ships) sails to Sicily
  • 1944 Harry Crosby takes 1st rocket airplane, MX-324, for maiden flight

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1945 Labour Party under Clement Attlee wins British parliamentary elections (results not declared until 26 July)

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • 1945 World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.
  • 1946 Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show

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1946 75th British Golf Open: Sam Snead shoots a 290 at St Andrews

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1947 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 performances
  • 1947 54th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne beat Doris Hart (6-2 6-4)
  • 1947 Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL
  • 1948 Britain's National Health Service Act begins
  • 1949 NY Giants purchase Monty Irvin & Henry Thompson, their 1st African American players
  • 1950 Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel
  • 1951 Dodgers sweep the Giants & lead by 7½ games (Giants will win pennant)

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1951 Dr William Shockley invents junction transistor (Murray Hill NJ)

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
  • 1952 "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 1952 59th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (7-5 6-3)
  • 1953 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • 1953 WANC TV channel 21 in Asheville, NC (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 221

  • 1321 Joan of The Tower, Queen consort of Scotland (d. 1362)
  • 1546 Johann Steuerlein, composer
  • 1586 Thomas Hooker, Connecticut colonist (d. 1647)
  • 1653 Thomas Pitt, English merchant and Governor of Madras (d. 1726)
  • 1654 Antonio Maria Pacchioni, composer
  • 1675 Mary Walcott, American accuser at the Salem witch trials
  • 1717 Pedro III of Portugal, consort of Maria I of Portugal (d. 1786)
  • 1718 Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, Viceroy of Ireland (d. 1794)
  • 1729 Claudio M da Costa, Brazilian poet
  • 1755 Sarah Kemble Siddons, Brecon England, tragic actress (Fatal Marriage)
  • 1764 Janos Lavotta, composer
  • 1775 William Crotch, composer
  • 1793 Pavel I Pestel, Russian officer
  • 1794 Sylvester Graham, Minister and noted vegetarian (developed Graham cracker), born in Suffield, Connecticut (d. 1851)

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1801 David Farragut, Campbell's Station, Tennessee, US Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!")

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • 1805 Robert Fitz Roy, British naval officer and scientist (d. 1865)
  • 1810 Phineas Taylor Barnum, Bethel Conn, circus promoter (Barnum & Bailey)
  • 1820 William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish engineer and physicist (d. 1872)
  • 1828 Paul J C Gabriel, painter/water colors painter/etcher
  • 1829 Ignacio Mariscal, Writer and Mexican diplomat (d. 1910)
  • 1841 William C. Whitney, American financier (d. 1904)
  • 1843 Mandell Creighton, English bishop/historian
  • 1847 Agnes Marie Jacobina Zimmermann, composer
  • 1852 Stefano Gobatti, composer
  • 1853 Cecil John Rhodes, South Africa, politician/diamond merchant
  • 1857 Clara Zetkin, German women's rights advocate/communist
  • 1858 Maria J "Marie" Bakker, Dutch actress
  • 1860 Robert Bacon, American politician (d. 1919)
  • 1867 Andrew Ellicott Douglass, Windsor, VT, USA, American inventor of dendrochronology (tree-ring dating)
  • 1868 William H Singer, US painter/collector (Singer Museum, Laren)
  • 1872 Edouard Herriot, French politician (d. 1957)
  • 1874 Gerhard von Keussler, composer

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1874 Eugen Fischer, Bade Germany, Nazi physician (Kaiser Wilhelm Institute), (d. 1967)

Nazi Physician Eugen Fischer
Nazi Physician
Eugen Fischer
  • 1878 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1879 Wanda Landowska, Warsaw Poland, harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne)
  • 1879 Dwight Filley Davis, US Sect of War/donated tennis' Davis Cup
  • 1879 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor/composer (Tonhalle Orchestra)
  • 1880 Jan Kubelik, composer
  • 1881 Augustyn Hlond, Polish cardinal
  • 1882 Inayat Khan, Indian sufi (d. 1927).
  • 1885 Andre Lhote, French painter/art historian (Traité du paysage)
  • 1886 Felix Timmermans, Flemish writer/painter/cartoonist (Pallieter)
  • 1886 Willem Drees, PM of Netherland (PvdA, 1948-58)/Indonesia (AOW)
  • 1886 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
  • 1889 Jean Cocteau, France, writer/artist/director (Le Potamak, Orphée)
  • 1890 Frederick Lewis Allen, American social historian (d. 1954)
  • 1891 John Northrop, US, biochemist, crystallized enzymes (Nobel 1946)
  • 1891 Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (d. 1955)
  • 1895 Gordon Jacob, composer
  • 1897 Paul Ben-Haim, [Frankenburger], Munich Germany, Israeli composer
  • 1898 Yip Man, Ving Tsun Sifu and Master of Style (Gung-Gung) (d. 1972)
  • 1899 Anna Arnold Hedgeman, social activist (NYC cabinet)
  • 1899 Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, composer
  • 1899 Marcel Achard, French screen/playwright (Jean de la Lune)
  • 1900 Bernardus J Cardinal Alfrink, cardinal of Utrecht Netherlands
  • 1901 Sergey Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master (d. 1992)
  • 1902 Frank Waters, writer
  • 1902 Henry Cabot Lodge, (Sen-R)/ambassador (VP candidate 1960)
  • 1903 Irwin Fischer, composer
  • 1904 Don Goddard, Binghamton NY, news anchor (ABC Evening News 1958-59)
  • 1904 Franz Adolf Syberg, composer
  • 1904 Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector
  • 1904 Milburn Stone, Bruton Ks, actor (Doc-Gunsmoke)
  • 1904 Ernst Mayr, American biologist (d. 2005)
  • 1905 Isa Miranda, [Ines Sampietro], Italian model/actress (La ronde)
  • 1905 Jock Cameron, South African cricket keeper (captain)
  • 1905 Myles Horton, American educator and Civil Rights Movement teacher (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Andrei Gromyko, USSR, diplomat/USSR President (1985-89) [7/18 NS]
  • 1910 Robert K Meston, US sociologist (functionalism)

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1911 Georges Pompidou, Paris, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), (d. 1974)

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • 1913 Smiley Lewis, Louisiana, vocalist (I Hear You Knockin')
  • 1914 Jacob Soetendorp, Dutch rabbi
  • 1915 John Woodruff, American athlete (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Glenn Reeves, Massillon OH, actor (Defending Your Life)
  • 1918 George Rochberg, Paterson NJ, composer (Concord Quartet)
  • 1920 Issachar Miron, composer
  • 1920 Mary Louise Hancock, American politician and activist
  • 1923 John McKay, WV, football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ)
  • 1924 Beverly Tyler, Scranton Pa, actress (Fireball, Lorelei-Big Town)
  • 1924 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (d. 2001)
  • 1924 János Starker, Hungarian cellist, (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Haya van Someren-Downer, 2nd Member of parliament (Dutch Lib Party)
  • 1926 Kenneth Gaburo, composer
  • 1927 W M Diggelmann, writer
  • 1928 Warren Oates, Depoy Ky, actor (East of Eden, Stoney Burke)
  • 1928 Pierre Mauroy, French politician (Prime Minister, 1981-4), (d. 2013)
  • 1929 Tony [Graham Anthony Richard] Lock, English cricketer (left-arm spinner), born in Limpsfield, Surrey
  • 1929 Katherine Helmond, Galveston Tx, actress (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss)
  • 1929 Mary Maxwell Gates, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates
  • 1929 Tony Lock, cricketer (highly successful England slow lefty bowler)
  • 1930 Tommy Cook, Duluth MN, actor (Missile to the Moon)
  • 1930 Yutaka Makino, composer
  • 1931 James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, criminal
  • 1932 Edgar Louis Vanderstegen Millington Drake, painter
  • 1932 Billy Laughlin, American actor (d. 1948)
  • 1932 Gyula Horn, Hungarian prime minister (1994-8), (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Terence Cooper, Northern Ireland, actor (Casino Royale)
  • 1935 Edward McInnes, German scholar
  • 1935 John Gilmore, American true crime author
  • 1936 Shirley Knight, Goessei Kansas, actress (Endless Love, Secrets)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1870 Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson (24) weds Annie E. Affleck (25) in Portland, Maine

4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson
4th Prime Minister of Canada
John Thompson

HeartWedding of Interest

1911 "Anne of Green Gables" author Lucy Maud Montgomery (36) weds Ewen MacDonald in Prince Edward Island, Canada

HeartWedding of Interest

1920 Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop (27) weds Anna Elisabeth Henkell

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1943 Actress Betty Grable (26) weds big band leader Harry James (27)

HeartWedding of Interest

1980 Actress Raquel Welch (39) weds producer André Weinfeld

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch
  • 2002 "Smallville" actor Tom Welling (25) weds model Jamie White in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
  • 2003 TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos (28) weds Lions Gate Entertainment president Jay Faires at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2003 "Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (26) weds actress Heather Ann McComb (26) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2003 Actress Elizabeth Banks (29) weds sportswriter and producer Max Handelman (30) at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills

  • 2008 "The Bachelor" TV personality Andrew Firestone (32) weds Serbian model and actress Ivana Bozilovic (30) at St Mark's in the Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos, California
  • 2014 Writer and comedian John Mulaney (32) weds make-up artist Annamarie Tendler at the Onteora Mountain House in Boiceville, New York

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1957 Singer/actor Frank Sinatra and movie star Ava Gardner divorce after 6 years of marriage

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer/Actor
Frank Sinatra
Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
  • 2007 Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese (34) divorces rocker Marilyn Manson (38) due to irreconcilable differences after a year of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1316 Infante Ferdinand of Majorca (b. 1278)
  • 1375 Charles III of Alençon, French archbishop (b. 1337)
  • 1472 Charles of Artois, Count of Eu, French military leader (b. 1394)
  • 1539 Antonio M Zaccaria, Italian physician/saint, dies
  • 1626 Stephan Fadinger, Austrian boer leader, dies in battle
  • 1666 Albert VI of Bavaria (b. 1584)
  • 1676 Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish soldier (b. 1613)
  • 1681 Fjodor Aleksejevitsj, tsar of Russia, dies
  • 1715 Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1659)
  • 1719 Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, Irish general (b. 1641)
  • 1773 Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian and philologist (b. 1719)
  • 1803 William Jackson, (Jackson of Exeter), English composer and organist, dies at 73

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1826 Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore dies at 44 of apoplexy

British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore
Stamford Raffles
  • 1833 Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor (b. 1765)
  • 1851 Juanita, Mexican, lynched by California gold diggers
  • 1852 Johann Baptist Weigl, composer, dies at 69
  • 1859 Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (b. 1777)
  • 1862 Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist (b. 1800)
  • 1871 Cristina di Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess, dies
  • 1883 Frederick Scotson Clark, composer, dies at 42
  • 1884 Victor Masse, composer, dies at 62
  • 1886 Henry Gerhard, founder (Social-Democratic Union), dies at 57
  • 1887 August F Pott, German philological (That Personennamen), dies
  • 1894 Betty Paoli, writer, dies
  • 1904 Abai Kunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet (b. 1845)
  • 1905 Carel V Gerritsen, free thinker, dies
  • 1907 Maria Anna Mahler, Gustav Mahler's eldest daughter, dies at 5
  • 1908 Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (b. 1833)
  • 1909 Emil Bohn, composer, dies at 70
  • 1911 George J Stoney, Irish physicist, dies at 85
  • 1913 Alfred Lyttelton, cricketer (Eng wk 1880-84 demon lob bowler), dies
  • 1920 John Shuter, cricketer (scored 28 in only Test for England 1888), dies
  • 1920 Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor, dies at 63
  • 1925 Hjalmar Borgstrom, composer, dies at 61
  • 1927 Albrecht Kossel, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1853)
  • 1929 Henry Lincoln Johnson, Member of 369th regiment (aka Harlem Hell Fighters), first American to receive the Croix de guerre (b. 1897)
  • 1932 Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (b. 1880)
  • 1935 Daniel Plooy, Dutch new testament expert, dies at 58
  • 1938 John McIlwraith, cricketer (Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1941 Oskar Fried, composer, dies at 69
  • 1944 William Gillies Whittaker, composer, dies at 67
  • 1945 John Curtin, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)
  • 1948 Carole Landis, US actress (1 Million BC, Topper Returns), dies at 29
  • 1948 G Bernanos, writer, dies at 60
  • 1948 Peter JM Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor, dies at 77
  • 1950 Kenneth Shadrick, Pvt from WV becomes 1st US fatality in Korean War
  • 1950 Salvatore Giuliano, Sicilian bandit, shot by police
  • 1957 Charles Sherwood Noble, American-born inventor
  • 1963 Daniel Ruyneman, composer, dies at 76
  • 1965 Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (b. 1909)
  • 1966 George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
  • 1969 Ben Alexander, dies at 58
  • 1969 Tom Mboya, Kenyian economics minister, assassinated in Narobi at 65
  • 1969 Walter Gropius, architect/found (Bauhaus school of design), dies at 86
  • 1969 Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein-1905), dies at 85
  • 1969 Leo McCarey, American film director (b. 1898)
  • 1975 Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano (b. 1892)

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1979 Elizabeth Ryan, tennis ace (won 19 Wimbledon titles), dies at 87

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • 1979 Judson Laire, actor/singer (Papa-Mama), dies at 76
  • 1980 Archibald James Potter, composer, dies at 61
  • 1981 Jorge Urrutia Blondel, composer, dies at 75
  • 1983 Arie Querido, psychiatrist (social psychiatry), dies
  • 1983 Harry James, swing-era bandleader/trumpet player, dies at 67
  • 1983 Vaclav Trojan, composer, dies at 76
  • 1985 Gerard Schmook, Flemish literature historian/custodian, dies at 86
  • 1985 Jack Robertson, South African cricket spinner (3 Tests v Aust 1935-36), dies
  • 1985 Marion Byron, actress (Steamboat Bill Jr), dies at 73
  • 1989 Ernesto Halffter, composer, dies at 84
  • 1990 Mitch Snyder, homeless advocate, commits suicide by hanging at 46
  • 1991 Howard Nemerow, US poet laureate (Pulitzer), dies
  • 1991 Mildred Dunnock, dies at 87
  • 1992 Georgia Brown, British singer/actress (Love at Stake), dies at 59
  • 1993 Harrison E Salisbury, US journalist (NY Times), dies at 84
  • 1994 Ad Gang, Dutch Liberal Party asst sec of state, dies at 67
  • 1995 Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor, dies at 69
  • 1996 Anne Schumacher Hummert, radio pioneer, dies at 91
  • 1996 Clyde Wiegand, physicist, dies at 81
  • 1996 Lorna Young, salesperson, dies at 44
  • 1996 Erik Wickberg, The Salvation Army general (b. 1904)
  • 1997 Mrs. Miller, American singer (b. 1907)
  • 1998 Sid Luckman, American football player (b. 1916)
  • 2001 Ernie K-Doe, African-American singer (Mother-in-Law), dies of cirrhosis at 65

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2002 Ted Williams, baseball hall of famer and last player to bat over.400 in a single season (Boston Red Sox) dies at 84

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 2002 Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (b. 1924)
  • 2003 Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1979)
  • 2004 Hugh Shearer, Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1923)
  • 2004 Rodger Ward, American race car driver (b. 1921)
  • 2005 James Stockdale, U.S. Navy vice admiral (b. 1923)
  • 2005 Shirley Goodman, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 2006 Kenneth Lay, American businessman (b. 1942)
  • 2007 Régine Crespin, French operatic soprano (b. 1927)
  • 2007 Kerwin Mathews, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2007 George Melly, British jazz & blues musician (b. 1926)
  • 2008 Hasan Doğan, 37th president of the Turkish Football Federation (b. 1956)
  • 2010 Bob Probert, Canadian professional ice hockey forward. (b. 1965)
  • 2011 Cy Twombly, American artist (b. 1928)
  • 2014 Rosemary Murphy, German-born American actress, dies from esophageal cancer at 89
  • 2015 Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), dies at 94