On This Day for 1st June

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 283

  • 4000 BC Approximate domestication of the horse in the Eurasian steppes near Dereivka, central Ukraine (hypothesis only)
  • 193 Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated.
  • 794 Charles the Great opens general synod in Frankfurt
  • 1204 King Philip Augustus of France conquers Rouen.

BattleBattle of Interest

1215 Beijing, then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Beijing.

Great Khan of the Mongol Empire Genghis Khan
Great Khan of the Mongol Empire
Genghis Khan
  • 1283 Albrecht I van Habsburg becomes ruler of Austrian/Bull market
  • 1283 Treaty of Rheinfelden: Duke Rudolph II of Austria waives his right to the Duchies of Austria and Styria.
  • 1459 Pope Pius II opens congress of Mantua
  • 1485 Matthias of Hungary takes Vienna from Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III
  • 1495 First written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller
  • 1526 Parliament of Spiers: Lutheran monarchy freed of their belief

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1533 Anne Boleyn crowned queen of England

  • 1562 Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I & Sultan Suleiman signs treaty
  • 1568 Duke of Alva oversees beheading of 18 nobles in Brussels as part of Council of Troubles/Council of Blood
  • 1608 Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-government
  • 1638 1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass
  • 1641 France & Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant
  • 1649 Russian Tsar Alexis throws English merchants out of Moscow
  • 1657 1st Quakers arrives in New Amsterdam (NY)
  • 1660 Mary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1670 English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty

King Charles II
King
Charles II
The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1676 Battle of Öland - a naval battle between allied Danish-Dutch and Swedish fleets in the Baltic Sea, part of the Scanian War (1675–79) for supremacy over the southern Baltic. Allied victory, two Swedish commanders killed.
  • 1679 The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog.
  • 1746 French troops conquer Antwerp
  • 1774 Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed
  • 1789 1st US congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths)
  • 1792 Kentucky admitted as 15th US state
  • 1794 Glorious First of June; first naval battle between Britain (under Admiral Lord Howe) and France (Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse) during French Revolutionary Wars. Britain gains tactical win.
  • 1796 Last of Britain's troops withdraws from US
  • 1796 Tennessee admitted as 16th US state
  • 1808 1st US land-grant university founded-Ohio Univ, Athens, Ohio
  • 1809 Allardyce Barclay begins a bet of walking 1 mile every hour for 1,000 hours. Each hour he walked a mile round trip from his home
  • 1813 Capt John Lawrence utters Navy motto "Don't give up the ship"

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1815 Napoleon Bonaparte swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1834 HMS Beagle for anchor in Port Famine, Magallanes Street
  • 1835 6th national black convention (Philadelphia)

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1836 Charles Darwin returns to Capetown

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1843 It snows in Buffalo & Rochester NY & Cleveland Ohio

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1843 Sojourner Truth leaves NY to begin her career as antislavery activist

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate
Sojourner Truth
  • 1845 Homing pigeon completes 11,000 km trip (Namibia-London) in 55 days
  • 1855 US adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua, reestablishes slavery
  • 1857 Charles Baudelaire's Fleurs du mal is published.
  • 1861 1st skirmish in Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va
  • 1861 British territorial waters & ports off-limits during Civil War
  • 1861 Skirmish at Arlington Mills, VA
  • 1861 US & Confederacy simultaneously stop mail interchange
  • 1862 2nd/last day of battle at Fair Oaks/7 Pines Va (11,165 casualties)

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1862 General Robert E. Lee assumes command after Joe Johnston is injured at Seven Pines

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1862 Slavery abolished in all US possessions
  • 1864 -Nov] Shenandoah Valley campaign
  • 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor, VA (Gaines' Mill, Gaines' Farm)
  • 1864 Confederate cruiser Georgia sold to a British merchant in Liverpool.
  • 1866 General Dutch Typographer Union forms
  • 1866 Renegade Irish Fenians from US invade Fort Erie, Ontario
  • 1868 Texas constitutional convention meets in Austin
  • 1868 Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
  • 1869 Voting machine patented (Thomas A Edison)
  • 1872 6th Belmont: James Roe aboard Joe Daniels wins in 2:58.25
  • 1877 Society of American Artists forms
  • 1877 US troops authorized to pursue bandits into Mexico
  • 1879 Napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed serving with British forces in the Anglo-Zulu War. He is buried in Farnborough, Hampshire.
  • 1880 1st pay telephone installed
  • 1880 US census at 50,155,783
  • 1881 Bell Phone opens 1st Dutch telephone exchange
  • 1886 The railroads of the Southern United States convert 11,000 miles of track from a five foot rail gauge to standard gauge, beginning May 31.
  • 1888 California gets its 1st seismograph
  • 1890 US census at 62,622,250
  • 1893 Opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin)
  • 1898 Trans-Mississippi International Exposition opens in Omaha
  • 1899 Cricket test debut of Wilfred Rhodes & Victor Trumper in Grace's last
  • 1900 British army occupiers Pretoria South-Africa
  • 1902 Blue-White United soccer team of Amsterdam forms
  • 1905 Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition opens in Portland, Oregon
  • 1907 -27°F (-33°C), Sarmiento, Argentina (South American record)
  • 1908 John Krohn begins walk around perimeter of US, which took 357 days
  • 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition opens in Seattle
  • 1910 SC Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
  • 1911 1st US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ
  • 1911 1st Inter-Empire Championships close in London
  • 1912 Stormvogels soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • 1913 The Serbian government concludes a ten-year treaty with Greece against Bulgaria; Serbia wishes to pursue Macedonian aspirations with Greece's help
  • 1915 1st Zeppelin air raid over England
  • 1916 German attack on Fort Vaux, Verdun
  • 1917 Hank Gowdy is 1st baseball player to enlist during WW I
  • 1918 Excelsior Maassluis soccer team forms in Maassluis
  • 1918 White Sox losing 5-4 against NY Yankees, load the bases in 9th with no outs Chick Gandil lines to Frank Baker who turns a triple play

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1918 Canadian ace Billy Bishop downs 6 aircrafts over a three-day span, including German ace Paul Bilik, reclaiming his top scoring title from James McCudden

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop
  • 1919 Rhineland Republic forms in Wiesbaden
  • 1920 RKSV Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam
  • 1920 Adolfo de la Huerta becomes president of Mexico.
  • 1921 Race riot in Tulsa Oklahoma (21 whites & 60 blacks killed)
  • 1922 Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded.

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1922 Over 50,000 Fascists gather for a meeting in Bologna where Mussolini warns that he will lead a full-scale revolt against a government favoring 'anti-Fascist reaction'

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1923 NY Giants beat Phillies, 22-5, Giants score in every inning

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1925 Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp (1st of record 2130 consec games)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1926 Ignacy Mocicki elected president of Poland
  • 1927 Peace Bridge between US & Canada opens
  • 1930 Alphense Boys soccer team forms in Alphen on Rhine

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1930 Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia v Hampshire, 240 mins, 26 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1930 35th Men's French Championships: Henri Cochet beats Bill Tilden (3-6, 8-6, 6-3, 6-1)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 207

  • 1076 Mstislav I of Kiev (d. 1132)
  • 1300 Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (d. 1338)
  • 1480 Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (d. 1550)
  • 1503 Wilhelm von Grumbach, German lt col
  • 1549 Allesandre Spontone, composer
  • 1563 Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, English administrator and politicia
  • 1611 Felician Schwab, composer
  • 1633 Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (d. 1687)
  • 1653 Georg Muffat, composer
  • 1675 Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (d. 1755)
  • 1679 Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim)
  • 1755 Frederico Fiorillo, Italian violist/composer
  • 1757 Ignaz J Pleyel, Austria composer/piano builder (Piano method)
  • 1762 Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (d. 1844)
  • 1763 Christian Gottlob Saupe, composer
  • 1765 Christiane Vulpius, wife of Johann W von Goethe
  • 1765 Friedrich Ludwig Seidel, composer
  • 1769 Joseph Antoni Frantiszek Elsner, composer
  • 1771 Ferdinando Paer, composer
  • 1776 John George Schetky, composer
  • 1790 Salomon J Rappoport, Czech rabbi/learned (Ereg miliem)
  • 1790 Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (d. 1836)
  • 1796 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (d. 1832)
  • 1800 Edward Deas Thomson, Australian politician (d. 1879)

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1801 Brigham Young, Whitingham Vermont, American religious leader (Mormon church)

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • 1804 Mikhail Glinka, Novosspaskoye Russia, composer ("Jota Aragonesa", "Ruslan and Ludmilla") [OS=May 20]
  • 1806 John Buchanan Floyd, Ex-Sect of War (Union), (d. 1863)
  • 1815 Otto of Greece (d. 1862)
  • 1825 John Hunt Morgan, Brigadier General (Confederate cavalry commander)
  • 1826 Carl Bechstein, German piano inventor
  • 1826 Hermann Zopff, composer
  • 1831 John Bell Hood, Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1833 John Marshall Harlan, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1911)
  • 1843 Henry Faulds, Scottish fingerprinting pioneer (d. 1930)
  • 1844 Galusha Pennypacker, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1916)
  • 1844 John J. Toffey, American Civil War hero (d. 1911)
  • 1848 Otto Valdemar Malling, composer
  • 1858 William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Beyond the Hills of Dream)
  • 1862 Antonio JdC Feijo, Portuguese diplomat/poet (Bailatas)
  • 1878 John Masefield, England, 15th poet laureate (Salt-Water Ballads)
  • 1881 Charles Kay Ogden, English writer and linguist (d. 1957)
  • 1882 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)
  • 1886 Ernst Kurth, Austrian/Swiss musicologist
  • 1887 Clive Brook, actor/director (List of Adrian Messenger), born in London, England
  • 1890 Frank Morgan, [Francis P Wupperman], actor (Wizard of Oz), born in NYC, New York (d. 1949)
  • 1892 Amanullah, emir/king of Afghanistan (1919-28)
  • 1892 Samuel L M Barlow, composer
  • 1898 Curtis Stevens, US, 2 man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1898 Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1898 Lieb Glantz, composer
  • 1898 Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), born in NYC, New York
  • 1899 Werner Janssen, conductor/composer (New Years Eve in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • 1899 Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)
  • 1901 John W Van Duren, playwright (I Remember Mama)
  • 1901 John Van Druten, English screen writer (d. 1957)
  • 1901 Hap Day, Canadian hockey player and manager (d. 1990)
  • 1903 Percy William Whitlock, composer
  • 1903 Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr (d. 1973)
  • 1905 Dinora de Carvalho, composer
  • 1905 Robert Newton, England, actor (Henry V, Around the World in 80 Days)
  • 1907 Frank A Whittle, England inventor (jet engine)
  • 1908 Percy Edwards, animal imitator
  • 1909 Szymon Goldberg, Polish/US violinist/conductor (Neth Chamber orch)
  • 1909 Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist (d. 1986)
  • 1911 Gertrude Michael, AL, actress (Cleopatra, Menace, Club Havana)
  • 1913 Bill Deedes, British journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1915 John Randolph, actor (King Kong, Lucan, Lucas Tanner, Angie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917 William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Boris Lazarevich Klyuzner, composer
  • 1921 Nelson Riddle, Oradell NJ, musical conductor (Batman, Frank Sinatra)
  • 1922 Abdul Rashid, Pakistan, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1922 Joan Caulfield, East Orange NJ, actress (Liz-My Favorite Husband)
  • 1922 Joan Copeland, [Miller], actress (Roseland, A Little Sex), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Paula Hinton, dancer
  • 1924 William Sloane Coffin, American clergyman (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Richard Erdman, Enid Ok, actor (Stalag 17, Anything Goes)
  • 1925 Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher
  • 1926 Andy Griffith, Mount Airy NC, actor (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), (d. 2012)

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1926 Marilyn Monroe, [Norma Jean Mortenson], LA, actress (Some Like It Hot)

  • 1928 Bob Monkhouse, Kent England, comedian (Bonkers)
  • 1928 Georgi Timofeyevich Dobrovolsky, Odessa, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11)
  • 1929 Yehudi Wyner, composer
  • 1930 Edward Woodward, Croydon England, actor (Breaker Morant, Wickerman)
  • 1930 Matt Poore, cricketer (NZ batsman in 14 tests 1953-56 average 15.43)
  • 1930 John Lemmon, English logician (d. 1966)
  • 1932 Francis Cameron, cricketer (NZ pace bowler took 61 wickets 1961-65)
  • 1932 Philo [Rolf] Bregstein, Dutch writer (Dingen die niet Voorbijgaan)
  • 1933 Alan "the Horse" Ameche, Wisc, NFL fullback (Baltimore Colts)
  • 1933 Charles Wilson, (Rep-D-TX, 1973- )
  • 1933 Ian Sinclair, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1956, bowling average 120.00)
  • 1934 Pat Boone, Florida, singer/actor (April Love, Cross & Switchblade)
  • 1934 Peter Masterson, actor (Ambush Bay), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1934 Sylvia Syms, actress (Asylum, Moonraker, Shirley Valentine), born in London, England
  • 1934 Willy Roggeman, Flemish writer (Goldfish, Nardis)
  • 1935 James George, US, weightlifter (Olympic-silver-1960/bronze-1956)
  • 1935 John Edward Porter, (Rep-R-IL, 1980- )
  • 1935 Reverend Ike, SC, evangelist minister (Joy of Living)
  • 1935 Reverend Ike, American televangelist
  • 1936 Bekim Fehmiu, actor (Black Sunday, Permission to Kill, Cagliostro)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1889 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (21) weds socialite Catherine Tobin

HeartWedding of Interest

1896 Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (41) marries Charlotte Frances Payne-Townshend (41) in Covent Garden, London.

HeartWedding of Interest

1933 Charlie Chaplin (44) weds Paulette Goddard (22)

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin

HeartWedding of Interest

1941 Actress Gene Tierney (20) weds fashion designer Oleg Cassini (28)

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney

HeartWedding of Interest

1949 Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz wed for the second time

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Comedienne/Actress
Lucille Ball
Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz

HeartWedding of Interest

1963 Actor Rod Taylor (33) weds model Mary Hilem (25) at Westwood Community Methodist Church in Hollywood

Actor Rod Taylor
Actor
Rod Taylor

HeartWedding of Interest

1972 Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (30) weds second wife Carole Hoff

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy

HeartWedding of Interest

1985 Country singer Merle Haggard (48) weds fourth wife Debbie Parret

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

HeartWedding of Interest

1997 Grammy Award-winning singer Kenny Rogers (59) weds Wanda Miller (31) at his ranch in Athens, Georgia

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • 2005 "The White Stripes" guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist Jack White (29) weds British model Karen Elson (26) in Manaus, Brazil
  • 2005 "The Amazing Race 7" executive assistant Alex Ali and Lynn Warren in Ottawa, Canada
  • 2006 Korean "My Sassy Girl" actor-singer Cha Tae-Hyun (30) weds pop lyricist Choi Suk-eun at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul City
  • 2007 Legendary crooner Tony Bennett (80) weds his longtime girlfriend Susan Crow (47) in New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

2013 Singer Diana DeGarmo (26) weds singer Ace Young (33) at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel in Los Angeles

  • 2013 "How to Make It in America" actress Lake Bell (34) weds tattoo artist Scott Campbell at The Marigny Opera House in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2013 Napster founder Sean Parker (33) weds singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas at the Ventana Inn in Big Sur, California

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1989 Robin Givens & Mike Tyson granted final divorce in NJ

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1991 Roseanne Arnold & Tom Arnold wed again, they divorced later
  • 1994 Guns n Roses drummer Matthew Sorum files to divorce Kai

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 120

  • 195 BC Gaozu of Han of China
  • 193 Didius Julianus, ship owner/emperor of Rome (193), murdered at 61
  • 1191 Philips van de Elzas, count of Vlanderen, dies
  • 1340 Jan III van Diest, bishop of Utrecht (1322-40), dies
  • 1434 Władysław II Jagiełło, King of Lithuania and later also Poland, dies (b.1351)
  • 1568 18 nobles beheaded in Brussels for treason and heresy by Duke of Alva and authority of Council of Troubles
  • 1568 Gijsbert van Bronkhorst-Batenburg, calvinist leader, beheaded
  • 1571 John Story, English Catholic martyr, executed at Tyburn by being hung, drawn and quartered
  • 1616 Tokugawa Ieyasu (b. 1543)
  • 1625 Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (b. 1568)
  • 1639 Melchior Franck, German composer
  • 1660 Mary Dyer, English Quaker (martyred) - hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • 1676 Creutz, Swedish admiral (Öland), dies in battle
  • 1676 Uggla, Swedish admiral (Öland), dies in battle
  • 1710 David Mitchell, British admiral (b. 1642)
  • 1713 Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim), dies at 34
  • 1729 Matthaeus de Cock, governor general of Dutch Indies (1725-29), dies at about 65
  • 1740 Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (b. 1657)
  • 1763 Johann Caspar Vogler, composer, dies at 67
  • 1769 Edward Holyoke, President of Harvard University (b. 1689)
  • 1795 Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist (b. 1744)
  • 1810 Johann Paul Wessely, composer, dies at 47
  • 1815 Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (b. 1853)
  • 1823 Louis Nicholas Davout, French fieldmarshal, dies at 53
  • 1826 Jean Frédéric Oberlin, Alsatian pastor (b. 1740)
  • 1830 Sahajanand Swami, believed to be an incarnation of god by his followers, leaves his mortal body. (b. 1781)
  • 1841 David Wilkie, Scottish artist (b. 1785)
  • 1846 Gregory XVI, [Bartolomeo A Cappellari]/Mauro, Pope dies at 80
  • 1861 John Q Marr, US Confederate captain, dies in battle at Fairfax Courthouse, the first Confederate death of the war
  • 1864 Solomon George Washington Dill, poor white ally of African Americans, assassinated in his home by white terrorists in SC
  • 1864 Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel (b. 1812)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1868 James Buchanan, 15th US president (1857-61), dies at 77

15th US President James Buchanan
15th US President
James Buchanan

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1872 James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), dies at 76

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett
  • 1873 Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (b. 1804)
  • 1876 Christo Botew, writer, dies
  • 1909 Giuseppe Martucci, composer, dies at 53
  • 1910 Francis S Haden, English surgeon/graphic artist, dies at 91
  • 1918 Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer, dies at 83
  • 1918 Jaroslav Novotny, composer, dies at 32
  • 1922 Frank Walters, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 7 & 5), dies
  • 1926 Vasily Mikhaylovich Metallov, composer, dies at 64
  • 1927 J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)
  • 1935 Alberto Cametti, composer, dies at 64
  • 1941 Hugh S Walpole, British writer (Killer & the Slain), dies
  • 1942 Ernest Pingoud, composer, dies at 53
  • 1942 Vladislav Vancura, Czech physician/resistance fighter, executed at 50
  • 1943 Leslie Howard, actor (Romeo & Juliet), Nazis shot down his plane at 50
  • 1943 Wilfrid B. Israel, Jewish activist
  • 1946 Ion Antonescu, fascist premier/dictator of Romania, executed
  • 1948 Sonny Boy Williamson [John Lee], American blues musician (Down & Out Blues), dies at 34
  • 1948 Alex Gard, Russian-born caricaturist (b. 1900)
  • 1951 Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian, dies at 85

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1952 John Dewey, US philosopher (Common Faith), dies at 92

Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer John Dewey
Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer
John Dewey
  • 1954 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (b. 1869)
  • 1955 F Melius Christiansen, composer, dies at 84
  • 1955 Theo Frenkel, actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy), dies
  • 1959 Sax Rohmer, English author (b. 1883)
  • 1960 Lester Patrick, NHL coach/star, dies at 76
  • 1960 Paula Hitler, sister of Adolf Hitler. (b. 1896)
  • 1964 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer, dies at 66

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1965 Curly Lambeau, first coach of the Green Bay Packers, dies of a heart attack at 67

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • 1966 Papa Jack Laine, American musician (b. 1873)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1968 Helen Keller, blind & deaf/author (Let us Have Faith), dies at 87

Author Helen Keller
Author
Helen Keller
  • 1968 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/interpreter, dies at 57
  • 1969 Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian ice skater (b. 1904)
  • 1970 G Ungaretti, writer, dies at 82

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1971 Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologist (Nature & Destiny of Man), dies at 78

Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor Reinhold Niebuhr
Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor
Reinhold Niebuhr
  • 1973 Harvey S Firestone Jr, US tire manufacturer, dies at 75
  • 1973 Mary Kornman, actress (Desert Trail, Swing it Professor), dies at 57
  • 1973 Walter Greaza, actor (Leonard-Martin Kane, Treasury Men), dies at 76
  • 1975 Steve Prefontaine, 5K (Olympics-4-1972), dies at 25
  • 1976 Pieter Balledux, actor/stage manager/resistance fighter, dies at 89
  • 1979 Jack Mulhall, actor (Buck Rogers, Held for Ransom), dies at 91
  • 1979 Werner Forssman, German urologist (Nobel 1956), dies
  • 1980 [Richard] Rube Marquard, US baseball pitcher, dies at 90
  • 1980 Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst (b. 1897)
  • 1981 Carl Vinson, (Rep-D-Ga, 1914-64), dies at 97
  • 1981 Naim Chadir, PLO-representative in Brussels, murdered
  • 1982 Hendrik Algra, Newspaper publisher/Dutch MP (ARP), dies
  • 1983 Anna Seghers, writer, dies at 82
  • 1983 Charles Tham, of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha, count of Flanders/Prince, dies
  • 1985 Richard Greene, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 67
  • 1986 Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1958)
  • 1987 Errol W Barrow, PM of Barbados (1961-76), dies at 67
  • 1987 Rashid Karami, 10 time premier of Lebanon, dies in bomb attack at 65
  • 1990 Eric Barker, actor/writer (Carry on Sergeant, Roommates), dies
  • 1991 David Ruffin, vocalist (The Temptations), dies of drug overdose at 50
  • 1992 Howard Ralston, actor (Pollyana), dies
  • 1992 Louise Hoff, entertainer, dies at 69
  • 1992 Michael King, actor (Lonely are the Brave), dies at 69
  • 1994 Frances Heflin, actress (Mona Tyler-All My Children), dies at 70
  • 1994 Juan J H Rovira, Spanish general, murdered
  • 1994 Willem C L "Wim" van der Grinten, lawyer/KVP-politician, dies at 80
  • 1995 Prudence Hyman, dancer, dies at 80
  • 1995 Ronald Anthony "Tony" Clegg, property trader, dies at 58
  • 1996 Don Grolnick, jazz musician, dies at 48
  • 1996 Fernand Schokweiler, judge, dies at 60
  • 1996 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, president of India, dies at 83
  • 1996 Ray Combs, TV host (Family Feud), commits suicide at 40
  • 1996 Robert Arthur Hughes, missionary/surgeon, dies at 85