On This Day for 9th July

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 201

  • 455 Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 711 Berbers under Tarik-ibn Ziyad occupies North Spain
  • 1357 Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor assists laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague.
  • 1371 Pope Gregory XI names Arnold II of Horne as bishop of Utrecht
  • 1386 Battle at Sempach: Swiss beat duke Leopold III of Austria

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1401 Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane (Timur) destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000

Turkic Conqueror Tamerlane
Turkic Conqueror
Tamerlane
  • 1517 Gelderse crowd robber murders population of Asperen

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1536 French navigator Jacques Cartier returns to Saint-Malo from Canada

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • 1541 Estevão da Gama departs Massawa, leaving behind 400 matchlock men and 150 slaves under his brother Christovão da Gama, with orders to help the Emperor of Ethiopia defeat Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi who has invaded his Empire.
  • 1553 Battle at Sievershausen Solingen: van Saksen beats Alcibiades
  • 1553 Lady Jane Grey, daughter of the Duke of Suffolk, is proclaimed queen of England in succession to Edward VI, who died three days earlier having proclaimed both his half-sisters illegitimate. She reigned for nine days before being deposed by Mary Tudor, who had Jane executed the following February.
  • 1572 19 Catholic priests hanged in Gorcum
  • 1609 Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemian protestants freedom of religion
  • 1672 Prince Willem III inaugurated as viceroy of Holland/Zealand
  • 1686 Germany, Sweden & Spain sign anti-French League of Augsburg
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's "Elisabeth" battles with HMS Lion
  • 1755 Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
  • 1755 British General Edward Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War
  • 1766 British premier Rockingham resigns

Person-of-interestUnited States Declaration of Independence

1776 Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington's troops (NY)

  • 1780 Denmark declares neutrality
  • 1790 Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund - in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet.
  • 1795 James Swan pays off the $2,024,899 US national debt
  • 1800 Mt Vernon Gardens becomes site of 1st summer theater in US

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1807 Treaties of Tilsit signed by Napoleon I and Alexander I.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1810 Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.
  • 1815 1st natural gas well in US is discovered

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1815 King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
Louis XVIII
  • 1815 Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Prince de Benevente becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 1816 Argentina declares independence from Spain
  • 1835 St Etienne-Lyons railway opens in France
  • 1842 Notary Stamp Law passes
  • 1846 Capt Montgomery claims Yerba Buena (SF) for US
  • 1846 The territory of the District of Columbia south of the Potomac River (39 mi² or about 100 km²) is returned to Virginia through an Act of Congress.
  • 1852 Fire destroys 1,100 construction sites in Montreal, Canada
  • 1853 Adm Perry & US Navy visit Japan
  • 1860 Temperature hits 115°F in Ft Scott & 112°F in Topeka Kansas
  • 1862 Gen John Hunt Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Ky
  • 1863 R Morgan's: Indiana [->JUL 13]
  • 1863 Union troops enter Port Hudson
  • 1864 Battle of Monocacy, MD US1959 CS400

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1867 An unsuccessful expedition led by E.D Young sets out to search for Dr David Livingstone (Scottish missionary and explorer).

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone
  • 1868 1st black cabinet member in SC (Francis L Cardozo-sect of state)
  • 1869 Corncob pipe, made from small corn kernels, invented
  • 1872 Doughnut cutter patents by John Blondel, Thomaston, Me
  • 1876 Black landowner murdered in Hamburg SC
  • 1877 First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first offical lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only
  • 1878 An improved corncob pipe patents by Henry Tibbe, Washington, Mo
  • 1891 8th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-1)
  • 1891 15th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim (6-4 1-6 7-5 6-0)

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1893 Daniel Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia

Heart surgeon Daniel Williams
Heart surgeon
Daniel Williams
  • 1900 The Commonwealth of Australia is established by the British House of Commons
  • 1904 10th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 303 at Glen View Club IL
  • 1908 CHU (Christian Historic Union) Dutch political party forms
  • 1910 Walter Brookins becomes 1st to pilot an airplane to 1 mile altitude
  • 1914 1st US duplicate auction bridge championship held, Lake Placid, NY
  • 1915 Germany surrenders South West Africa to Union of South Africa
  • 1916 1st cargo submarine to cross Atlantic arrives in US from Germany

Person-of-interestHMS Vanguard Disaster

1917 British battleship Vanguard explodes at Scapa Flow (the result of an internal explosion of faulty cordite), killing 804

  • 1918 101 killed & 171 injured in worst US train wreck, Nashville, Tenn
  • 1918 US Congress creates Distinguished Service Medal (not to be confused with other countries' decorations of the same name)
  • 1922 Johnny Weissmuller swims 1st 100 m free style under 1 minute

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1926 Chiang Kai-shek appointed to national-revolutionary supreme commander

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1926 Coup under Gen Sinel de Cordes in Portugal
  • 1926 Murphy Anderson, American comic artist (DC Comics), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1927 William T Francis named US minister to Liberia
  • 1932 Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) formed
  • 1932 Yanks' Ben Chapman hits 2 inside-the-park HRs, tying record
  • 1932 The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution
  • 1933 Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1934 SS-Reichsfuehrer Himmler takes command of German Concentration Camps
  • 1937 72nd British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 290 at Carnoustie Golf Links
  • 1939 A meeting of 6,000 Indians, held at the Indian Sports Ground in Johannesburg South Africa, launch the Passive Resistance Campaign against apartheid and racial policy in South Africa
  • 1940 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • 1940 German Evangelist Church protests against euthanasia pogroms
  • 1940 RAF bombs Germany
  • 1941 Dutch-American Physicist Abraham Pais is awarded his Ph.D. in Holland five days before a Nazi deadline banning Jews from receiving degrees
  • 1943 5th day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Verchopenje
  • 1943 British air raid sinks U-435
  • 1944 In World War II, US troops secure Saipan as Japan fell
  • 1944 U-740 sunk by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft
  • 1946 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • 1947 Engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth & Lt Philip Mountbatten

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1947 Spain votes for Franco monarchy

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1948 Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleve
  • 1949 Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony premieres
  • 1949 78th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 1950 13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record)

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1951 US President Harry Truman asks Congress to formally end state of war with Germany

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1953 1st helicopter passenger service (NYC)
  • 1953 Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
  • 1954 83rd British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 283 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club
  • 1955 First black executive on White House staff (E Frederic Morrow)
  • 1955 Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart
  • 1955 Strike in Belgium for 5 day work week

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1955 The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

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1956 Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • 1957 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • 1957 Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced
  • 1958 Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock & ice into Lituya Bay, Alaska washes 1,800 feet up the mountain

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 213

  • 1511 Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1571)
  • 1513 John van Hembyze, Flemish calvinist
  • 1535 Emanuel van Meteren, Southern Neth, merchant/historian
  • 1577 Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English Jamestown colonist (d. 1618)
  • 1578 Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia/Hungary/German Emperor (1619-37)
  • 1589 Johannes a Sancto Thoma, [Poinset], Portuguese theologist
  • 1654 Emperor Reigen of Japan (d. 1732)
  • 1686 Philip Livingston, Albany, New York, American businessman and politician (d. 1749)
  • 1689 Alexis Piron, French writer (d. 1773)
  • 1721 Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (d. 1781)
  • 1753 William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1825)
  • 1764 Ann Ward Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (Italian)
  • 1766 J Schopenhauer, writer
  • 1766 Jacob Perkins, Newburyport Massachusetts, American Inventor
  • 1775 Matthew Lewis, English novelist (d. 1818)
  • 1777 Henry Hallam, British lawyer/historian
  • 1786 Sophie Hélène Béatrix, Princess of France (d. 1787)
  • 1791 Nicolas Ledesma, composer
  • 1800 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician (d. 1885)
  • 1802 Thomas Davenport, invented 1st coml electric motor
  • 1805 Henry John Gauntlett, composer
  • 1808 Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (d. 1887)
  • 1809 Frederick Henle, Germany, pathologist
  • 1819 Elias Howe, Spencer Mass, invented sewing machine
  • 1825 Jules Oppert, German Assyriologist (decodes characters)
  • 1828 Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman (d. 1913)
  • 1831 Johan P van der Kellen, Dutch stamp cutter/lithographer/writer
  • 1836 Camille de Renesse, Belgian count (d. 1904)
  • 1839 Carl Baermann, composer
  • 1841 Carl Christian Lumbye, composer
  • 1848 Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma (d. 1907)
  • 1855 Johann P Zilcher, German composer
  • 1856 Daniel Guggenheim, US (Guggenheim Museum)
  • 1857 Frederik II W, grandduke of Baden (1907-18)
  • 1858 Franz Boas, anthropologist/linguist (Mind of Primitive Man)
  • 1864 Franz Miller, becomes first Train Murderer
  • 1879 Friedrich Adler, Austria social-democrat/murderer of premier Storgkh
  • 1879 Ottorino Respighi, Bologna Italy, composer (Pines of Rome)
  • 1879 Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician (d. 1934)
  • 1881 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1887 Samuel Eliot Morison, historian (Admiral of the Ocean Sea)
  • 1889 Leo Dandurand, American-born Canadian hockey executive (d. 1964)
  • 1893 George Geary, cricketer (sturdy pace bowler for England 1924-34)
  • 1894 Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
  • 1895 Cullen Landis, Nashville TN, actor (Soul of the Beast)
  • 1898 Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer/journalist (Mary, Revolt in Congo)
  • 1898 Marcel Delannoy, composer
  • 1900 Robert Oboussier, composer
  • 1901 Barbara Cartland, romance author (Camfield #69)
  • 1901 Jester Hairston, NC, actor (Thats My Mama, Rolly-Amen)
  • 1902 Gerhard Pohl, German writer (Crazy Ferdinand)

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1905 Clarence Campbell, Fleming Saskatchewan, Third NHL president (1946-77)

3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • 1906 Beene Dubbelboer, Dutch writer (Secret Resistance)
  • 1906 Walter Sande, actor (Navy vs Night Monsters), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1908 Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1910 Harold C Fox, fashion designer/musician
  • 1911 Clan Fraser of Lovat, soldier/landowner
  • 1911 Lord Lovat, [Shimi], Scottish cattle breeder/leader of clan Fraser
  • 1911 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (d. 1968)
  • 1911 John A. Wheeler, American physicist (d. 2008)
  • 1914 Bill Tallon, cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie)
  • 1914 Willi Stoph, president German DR
  • 1915 David Leo Diamond, composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1916 Edward Heath, (C) British PM (1970-74)
  • 1916 Joe Liggins, US composer (Pink Champagne)
  • 1916 Sir Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer (d. 1984)
  • 1917 Ted Steele, Hartford Ct, orchestra leader (Cavalcade of Stars)
  • 1918 Herbert Brun, composer
  • 1918 Rowley I Arenstein, South African attorney/communist/ANC'er
  • 1919 Peggy Braithwaite, lighthouse-keeper
  • 1921 Jacob J Hage, Dutch farmer/WW II resistance fighter
  • 1922 Rey Hassan, Morroco, King of Morocco (1961- )
  • 1924 Leonard Pennario, pianist (LA Philharmonic), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1924 Pierre Cochereau, composer
  • 1925 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925 Peter Ludwig, businessman/art collector
  • 1925 Thomas A Luken, (Rep-D-OH, 1973-74, 77- )
  • 1926 Ben Roy Mottelson, American-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1927 Ed Ames, Malden Mass, actor (Mingo-Daniel Boone)
  • 1927 Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly, NHL hall of famer (Norris trophy)
  • 1927 Red Kelly, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1928 Vince Edwards, American actor (Ben Casey, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928 Federico Bahamontes, Spanish cyclist
  • 1929 Lee Hazelwood, Ok, country singer/songwriter (Summer Wine, Jackson)
  • 1929 Mawlai al-Hassan II, King of Morocco (1961- )
  • 1929 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist
  • 1930 Buddy Bregman, orchestra leader (Eddie Fisher Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1930 Roy McLean, cricketer (prolific South African batsman played 40 Tests)
  • 1932 Donald Rumsfeld, politician (involved in Watergate)
  • 1932 John Paul Getty II, US/British oil magnate/billionaire (Getty Oil)
  • 1933 Nodar Kalistratovich Gabuniya, composer
  • 1933 Oliver Sacks, English Neurologist and author (Awakenings), born in London (d. 2015)

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1934 Michael Graves, American postmodernist architect, born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Architect Michael Graves
Architect
Michael Graves
  • 1935 Mercedes Sosa, [La Negra], Argentina, singer
  • 1935 Ronnie Burns, Evanston Ill, adopted son of George Burns
  • 1935 Willem Duisenberg, minister of Finance (PvdA)/pres (Nethche Bank)
  • 1936 David Joel Zinman, composer/conductor (Balt Symphony-1983), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 James Hampton, actor (Bugler Dobbs-F Troop, Teen Wolf), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1936 June Jordan, US playwright/poet (His Own Where)
  • 1937 Clemon Daniels, AFL player of year 1963, halfback (Oak, Dallas SF)

Famous Weddings

  • 1735 Author, poet, critic and lexicographer and writer of the first English dictionary Dr. Samuel Johnson (25) marries the widow Elizabeth "Tetty" Porter, 21 years his senior.

HeartWedding of Interest

1842 American writer "The Scarlett Letter" Nathaniel Hawthorne (38) marries painter and illustrator Sophia Peabody (33) in the Peabody's home, Boston

HeartWedding of Interest

1952 American educator, Presbyterian minister and TV host Fred Rogers (24) weds Sara Joanne Byrd

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers

HeartWedding of Interest

1952 Country singer June Carter Cash (23) weds singer Carl Smith (25)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • 1966 Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Seaver (21) weds Nancy Lynn McIntyre
  • 1988 "Facts of Life," Lisa Whelchel weds Steve Cauble
  • 2005 "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Diane Neal (28) weds Marcus Fitzgerald on a beach in the Dominican Republic
  • 2005 Former Beverly Hills 90210 actress Tiffani Thiessen (31) weds actor-artist Brady Smith (33) at a private estate in Montecito, California
  • 2006 Former Beverly Hills, 90210 mean girl actress Tiffani Thiessen (31) weds actor-artist Brady Smith (33) at a French-Italian estate in Montecito, California
  • 2009 "The Hot Chick" actress Anna Faris (32) weds actor Chris Pratt (30) in a small ceremony in Bali, Indonesia
  • 2011 NBA Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas (24) weds long-term girlfriend Jaime Collins at Louisiana

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1540 English King Henry VIII annuls his 6 month marriage to his 4th wife Anne of Cleves, on the grounds of non-consummation and her pre-contract to Francis of Lorraine

Queen of England Anne of Cleves
Queen of England
Anne of Cleves
King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 2007 Former contestant on "The Apprentice" and beauty queen Jennifer Murphy (28) divorces "Extreme Makeover" Bill Dorfman (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 1 year of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 127

  • 1228 Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1386 Leopold III of Austria (b. 1351)
  • 1441 Jan/Johannes van Eyck, Flemish painter (Lamb Gods), dies
  • 1553 Maurice, Elector of Saxony (b. 1521)
  • 1639 Entonius Walaeus, calvinist theologist, dies at 65
  • 1654 Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, Bohemia and Hungary of smallpox (b. 1633)
  • 1677 Angelus Silesius [Johann Scheffer], German medical/mystic poet, dies
  • 1696 Waclaw Potocki, Polish poet (Wojna Chocimska), dies
  • 1706 Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, French Canadian sailor and explorer (b. 1661)
  • 1716 Joseph Sauveur, French sound engineer, dies at 63
  • 1737 de' Medici, last Medici-grand duke of Toscane, dies
  • 1742 John Oldmixon, English historian (b. 1673)
  • 1746 Philip V, French King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46), dies at 62
  • 1747 Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian opera-composer, dies at 76
  • 1755 Edward Braddock, British General, mortally wounded at Fort Duquesne during French & Indian War. Dies 13th July.
  • 1755 Gottlob Harrer, composer, dies at 52
  • 1756 Pieter Langendijk, painter/etcher/playwright, dies at 72
  • 1766 Jonathan Mayhew, American minister (b. 1720)
  • 1795 Henry Seymour Conway, British general and statesman (b. 1721)
  • 1797 Edmund Burke, British author/parliament leader (Reflections), dies at 68
  • 1805 Georg W "Franz" Panzer, German vicar/librarian, dies at 76
  • 1821 Tommaso Sogner, composer, dies at 58
  • 1843 Washington Allston, US painter/author, dies at 63
  • 1845 Jacob earl of Rechteren/Appeltern, gov of Gelderland, dies at 57
  • 1850 Sajjid Ali Mohammed Bab, Persian founder of Babism

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1850 Zachary Taylor, 12th US president (1849-50), dies in White House at 65

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • 1852 Thompson McKennan, American politician who served as the 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior, dies at 58
  • 1855 Lord Raglan Commander of the British forces during the Crimean War

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1856 Amedeo Avogadro, Italian chemist, dies at 79

Scientist Amedeo Avogadro
Scientist
Amedeo Avogadro
  • 1856 James Strang, Mormon splinter group leader (b. 1813)
  • 1875 Francis Preston Blair Jr, famed St Louis lawyer, dies at 54
  • 1880 Paul Broca, French physician and anatomist (b. 1824)
  • 1882 Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero(b. 1848)
  • 1883 Adrien Louis Victor Boieldieu, composer, dies at 67
  • 1893 William Scotton, cricketer (wicket in 15 Tests for Eng), suicide
  • 1893 George Christopher Cato, Natal pioneer and first mayor of Durban South Africa, dies at 79
  • 1903 Alphonse François Renard, Belgian geologist (b. 1842)
  • 1909 Kasimir Felix Badeni, Premier of Polish/Austria (1895-97), dies at 62
  • 1927 John Drew Jr., American actor (b. 1853)
  • 1932 Henry Howell, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests 1920-24), dies
  • 1932 King C. Gillette, American inventor of the safety razor (b. 1885)
  • 1934 Otakar Zich, composer, dies at 55
  • 1937 Oliver Law, first African-American commander of U.S. troops (b. 1899)
  • 1938 Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (b. 1870)
  • 1947 Lucjan Żeligowski, Polish general (b. 1865)
  • 1949 Fritz Bennicke Hart, composer, dies at 75
  • 1951 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Det), dies at 56
  • 1951 Jorgen Bentzon, composer, dies at 54
  • 1955 Don Beauman, British racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1957 Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer, dies at 80
  • 1957 Manfred Julius Susskind, South African cricketer (1924 Test series), dies
  • 1960 Edward Burlingame Hill, composer, dies at 86
  • 1960 Vallance Jupp, cricketer (28 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1921-28), dies
  • 1961 Alan Marshal, actor (Lydia, Irene, Exile Express), dies at 52
  • 1962 Louis A van Gasteren, Dutch actor (Willem van Oranje), dies at 74
  • 1963 Frank Mayo, actor (Santa Fe Trail), dies of heart attack at 74
  • 1967 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian turned producer, dies at 77

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1967 Eugen Fischer, Nazi physician dies at 93

Nazi Physician Eugen Fischer
Nazi Physician
Eugen Fischer
  • 1968 Allyn Edwards, host (One Minute Please, Mr Citizen), dies at 53
  • 1968 John Indrisano, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 62
  • 1968 Vardis A Fisher, US writer (Passion Spin the Plot), dies at 73
  • 1969 Gertrude Dixon, compiler of Shunryu Suzuki's Zen Mind, dies
  • 1969 Pierre Capdevielle, composer, dies at 63
  • 1969 Rob de Vries, actor/director (Ciske de Rat, Silent Raid), dies at 51
  • 1972 Robert Weede, American baritone (b. 1903)
  • 1974 Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer (Diaghilev), dies at 70
  • 1974 Ted Bowley, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1929-30), dies

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1974 Earl Warren, governor of California/Supreme court justice (1953-68), dies at 83

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • 1977 Loren C Eiseley, US anthropologist/writer (Animal Secrets), dies at 69

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1977 Alice Paul, American suffragist, dies at 92

Suffragist Alice Paul
Suffragist
Alice Paul
  • 1978 Abdul Razak al-Naif, premier of Iraq, murdered
  • 1978 Aladar Zoltan, composer, dies at 49
  • 1979 Betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), dies at 53
  • 1979 Cornelia Otis Skinner, dies at 78
  • 1979 Janardhan Gnanoba Navle, cricketer (2 Tests for India), dies
  • 1980 Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and lyricist (b. 1913)
  • 1981 Allen Ludden, TV show host (Password), dies at 61
  • 1981 Oscar van Hemel, composer, dies at 88
  • 1981 Wilhelm H C Tenhaeff, para-psychologist, dies at 87
  • 1983 Keith Wickenden, British Politician (b. 1932)
  • 1984 Randall Thompson, US composer (Trip to Nahant), dies at 85
  • 1985 Rafael Campos, actor (Ramon-Rhoda, Sancho-V), dies of cancer at 49
  • 1985 Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1896)
  • 1985 Jimmy Kinnon, Scottish founder of Narcotics Anonymous (b. 1911)
  • 1986 Karl-Heinz Beckurts, West german Siemens manager, murdered
  • 1986 Le Duan, Vietnamese politician, dies at 78
  • 1988 Anthony Holland, AIDS sufferer committed suicide at 60
  • 1988 Barbara Woodhouse, dog trainer, dies at 78 of a stroke
  • 1990 Brigitte D'Ortschy, Zen teacher Sanbo Kyodan line, dies in Japan at 69
  • 1990 Howard Duff, actor (Kramer vs Kramer), dies at 76 of a heart attack
  • 1992 Eric Savareid, News correspondent (CBS), dies at 79
  • 1992 Kelvin Coe, Australian ballerina (A'sch Ballet/Bolshoi Ballet), dies
  • 1992 Eric Sevareid, American reporter (b. 1912)
  • 1993 Cut Meijer, [Saul Messel], historian/rabbi to Paramaribo, dies at 80
  • 1993 Will Rogers Jr, (Rep-D)/actor (Boy from Okla), commits suicide at 81
  • 1994 Cornelius Boyson, bassist, dies at 57
  • 1994 William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz Pianist/Arranger, dies at 79
  • 1994 Bill Mosienko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
  • 1995 Jacques Molicard, translator/Navigator, dies at 62
  • 1995 James Cameron Tudor, politician, dies at 66