On This Day for 26th June

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 201

  • 363 Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield.
  • 684 St Benedict II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1284 Pied Piper lures 130 children of Hamelin away (actually happened)
  • 1409 Council of Pisa selects Petros Philargi as 3rd Pope: Alexander V
  • 1483 Duke of Gloucester appoints himself King Richard III of England
  • 1498 Toothbrush invented
  • 1553 Christ's Hospital in England granted a charter
  • 1630 Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf lands at Peenemunde
  • 1714 Spain & Netherlands sign peace/trade agreement
  • 1718 Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
  • 1721 Dr Zabdiel Boylston gives 1st smallpox inoculations in America
  • 1723 After a lasting siege and bombardment by cannons, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
  • 1794 Battle of Fleurus; major victory by forces of the First French Republic under General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan over the Coalition Army (Great Britain, Hanover, Dutch Republic, and Habsburgs) first use of reconnaissance balloon
  • 1797 Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow. He can't sell it to farmers, though, they fear effects of iron on soil!
  • 1807 Lightning hits gunpowder warehouse in Luxembourg; 230 die
  • 1843 Hong Kong proclaimed a British Crown Colony
  • 1848 1st pure food law enacted in US
  • 1848 End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.

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1857 The first 62 recipients are awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the Crimean war by Queen Victoria

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • 1862 Battle of Beaver Dam Creek-Union repulses Confederacy in Virginia
  • 1862 Day 2 of 7 Days-Battle of Mechanicsville VA (Meadow Bridge)
  • 1862 US Army of Virginia established under Gen John Pope
  • 1870 1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens
  • 1870 Wagner's opera "Valkyrie" premieres in Munich
  • 1870 The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
  • 1879 Ismael Pasha resigns as khedive of Egypt
  • 1894 Karl Benz of Germany receives US patent for gasoline-driven auto
  • 1896 1st movie theater in US opens, charging 10 cents for admission
  • 1900 Dr Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever
  • 1900 Japan mobolizes 20,000 troops to help put down the Boxer uprising - but also advance long-term interest in gaining land and power in mainland Asia
  • 1900 The Russian Tsar orders that Russian must be the official language of Finland, despite growing unrest within Finland and increasing international concern over Russia's behavior there
  • 1902 Order of Merit instituted by King Edward VII
  • 1902 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Garidebs" (BG)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1902 Aga Khan III is appointed Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • 1906 Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)
  • 1907 Bolsheviks overthrows transport in Tiflis
  • 1909 Victoria & Albert Museum opens in London
  • 1910 Hazel Hotchkiss wins US Lawn Tennis Association championship
  • 1910 24th U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Louise Hammond (6-4, 6-2)
  • 1911 Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 83 mph (133 kph)
  • 1912 Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna

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1914 The Indian Relief Act, passes after a protracted period of Passive Resistance led by Gandhi; it abolishes a £3 tax imposed on Indians who had not renewed their indentures and recognizes "the validity of Indian customary marriages"

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1915 Germany suppresses "Vorwarts" newspaper after it called for peace
  • 1916 Cleveland Indians experiment with numbers on their jerseys (one game)
  • 1917 1st US Expeditionary Force arrive in France during WW I
  • 1918 The Australian steamer Wimmera is sunk by a mine laid north of Cape Maria van Diemen in 1917 by the German raider Wolf; 26 of its 151 passengers and crew were killed
  • 1919 NY Daily News begins publishing
  • 1922 The emergency decrees under Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution are invoked by the government to deal with deteriorating economic conditions
  • 1924 After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic
  • 1924 Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway

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1925 60th British Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 1927 Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke approaches within 0.0394 AUs of Earth
  • 1927 The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island
  • 1929 ENKA/Vereinigte Glanzstoff Factory merge AKU (Genl Kunstzijde Union)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1934 FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1934 Germany & Poland sign non-aggression treaty

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1934 W.E.B. Du Bois resigns position at NAACP

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • 1935 Andrew Sandham's 100th FC hundred, 103 v Hants
  • 1935 Lloyd Waner sets record of 18 putouts in center in doubleheader
  • 1935 SDAP & CPH achieve majority in city council in Amsterdam
  • 1935 Work service for recent graduates becomes obligatory in Germany
  • 1936 1st flight of Fw61 helicopter
  • 1936 Everett Marshall beats Ali Baba in Columbus, to become wrestling champ
  • 1937 Test cricket debut of Len Hutton v NZ at Lord's, scores 0 & 1
  • 1938 Cin Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader
  • 1940 End of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27
  • 1941 Finland enters WW II against Russia
  • 1941 Lithuanian fascists massacre 2,300 Jews in Kovno
  • 1942 German assault on British at Mersa Matruh
  • 1944 2nd British army reaches Grainville-Mouen line
  • 1944 Yanks, Dodgers & Giants play unique 6 inn game for War Bonds, each playing successive innings, final score Dodgers-5, Yanks-1 & Giants-0
  • 1945 England win the second Victory test cricket at Bramall Lane by 41 runs

Person-of-interestUnited Nations Charter

1945 United Nations Charter signed by 50 nations in San Francisco

  • 1946 Dutch Nazi collaborator Arnold Meijer sentenced to 5 years
  • 1946 Fred Allen's last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny
  • 1948 US denounces Soviet blockade of Berlin
  • 1949 1st Belgian parliamentary election where women can vote (CVP gains)
  • 1950 Pres Gottwald of Czechoslovakia confirms Milada Horakova's death sentence
  • 1952 Dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1952 Nelson Mandela & 51 others infringe South Africa curfew

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1953 KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, TX (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 Russian vice-premier/interior minister Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria arrested
  • 1954 Jim Peters runs marathon in 2:17:39.4
  • 1955 Freedom Charter signed in South Africa
  • 1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 1958 Gaston Eyskens becomes Premier of Belgium
  • 1958 Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan dedicated
  • 1958 Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

1959 Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1959 Queen Elizabeth & President Eisenhower open St Lawrence Seaway

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1959 9th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Cousins" wins Golden Bear
  • 1960 British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain
  • 1960 Hall of Fame allows veteran committee to vote annually
  • 1960 Italian Somaliland declares independence from Italian administration
  • 1960 Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Rep) declares independence from France
  • 1962 Blacks begin passive resistance in Cairo Ill
  • 1962 Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
  • 1962 WSEC (now WLRN) TV channel 17 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 Alfons Gorbach forms Austrian government
  • 1963 Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns commercial TV

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 237

  • 1575 Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1612)
  • 1582 Johannes Schultz, composer
  • 1655 Jean Deutz, merchant/Amsterdam regent
  • 1681 Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (d. 1708)
  • 1689 Edward Holyoke, American academic (d. 1769)
  • 1694 Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1768)
  • 1702 Philip Doddridge, England, Dr/nonconformist clergyman
  • 1703 Thomas Clap, American academic (d. 1767)
  • 1730 Charles Joseph Messier, astronomer (cataloguer of "M objects")
  • 1742 Arthur Middleton, signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1747 Leopold Jan Antonin Kozeluh, composer
  • 1749 Louis Joseph Claude Saint-Amans, composer
  • 1760 Johan I Jozef, monarch of Liechtenstein/fieldmarshal
  • 1763 George Morland, England, artist of rural landscapes
  • 1819 Abner Doubleday, Mjr Gen (Union)/inventor (baseball) [or 1/26]
  • 1821 Bartolomé Mitre, Argentine general
  • 1823 Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer
  • 1824 Kelvin, [William Thomson], British physicist (Kelvin Scale)
  • 1824 Moritz Furstenau, composer
  • 1831 Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Kriegs-Songs of War & Peace)
  • 1837 Martin Davis Hardin II, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1923)
  • 1837 Victor Jean Baptiste Girardey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1854 Robert Borden, Grand-Pre Nova Scotia, (C) 8th Canadian PM (1911-20)

8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden
8th Prime Minister of Canada
Robert Borden
  • 1865 Bernard Berenson, art critic (Italian Painters of the Renaissance)
  • 1865 Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China)
  • 1865 George C Pearce, actor (Country Kid, British Agent, Valiant)
  • 1866 Josef Swickard, Coblenz Germany, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities)
  • 1869 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (d. 1954)
  • 1874 Albert Relf, cricketer (England all-rounder in 13 Tests 1903-14)
  • 1874 Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer
  • 1875 Camille Zeckwer, composer
  • 1876 Nico[laas P] de Jong, Dutch radio play actor (Laughter & Tears)
  • 1878 Albert Siklos, composer
  • 1878 Ernest Torrence, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • 1880 Natalia, Princess Brassova (d. 1952)
  • 1885 Andre Maurois, [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac)
  • 1885 Anna M F van Wageningen-Salomons, author (Girl Student) [or 9/26]
  • 1885 Billy Jenkins, [Erich Rosenthal], Magdeburg
  • 1886 Margaretha C E "Greta" Beekman, actress (Wrong Poes)
  • 1887 Anthony G de Rothschild, Britain, philanthropist
  • 1888 Paul Niggli, Zofingen, Swiss Mineralogist (crystal structures)
  • 1891 Heinrich Lemacher, composer
  • 1891 Sidney Coe Howard, US, dramatist (Swords, Pulitzer 1925)
  • 1891 Vladislav Vancura, Czech physician/(stage)author/resistance fighter
  • 1892 Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, China, author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938)
  • 1893 "Big Bill" Broonzy, Miss, blues singer/guitarist (Blues by Broonzy)
  • 1894 Bill Wirges, orchestra leader (Growing Paynes), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1894 Jeanne Eagels, actress (Rain, Under False Colors)
  • 1895 Jankel Adler, Polish painter

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1895 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1897 Viola Dana, actress (Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1898 Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer
  • 1898 Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1900 Joseph E A "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter
  • 1901 Stuart Symington, (Sen-D-Mo)
  • 1901 William Busch, composer
  • 1902 Antonia Brico, Rotterdam Holland, conductor/pianist (Antonia)
  • 1902 William Lear, engineer/manufacturer/CEO (Lear Jet Corp)
  • 1902 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss Tenor
  • 1903 Ashley Clarke, president (Venice in Peril Fund)
  • 1903 Floyd "Babe" Herman, Brooklyn Dodgers' slugger (.324 lifetime average)
  • 1904 Peter Lorre, Hungarian/US, actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers)
  • 1904 Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer (d. 1951)
  • 1905 Jack Longland, British director of education (Derbyshire)
  • 1905 Jan Louis Guillaume "Yvan" Doornik, Neth resistance fighter in France
  • 1906 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia)
  • 1906 Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer (d. 2008)
  • 1907 Debs Garms, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1909 "Col Tom" Parker, [Dries Van Kruijk], Neth, rock mgr (Elvis Presley)
  • 1909 Betty Askwith, author
  • 1909 Nicholas Polunin, environmentalist
  • 1910 Charles Spry, Australian security chief
  • 1911 Edward Levi, professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning)
  • 1911 Babe Didrikson Zaharias [Mildred Ella], Port Arthur, Texas, American athlete (U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame)
  • 1913 Maurice Wilkes, inventor (stored program concept for computers)
  • 1913 Aimé Césaire, French Martinican poet and politician (d. 2008)
  • 1914 John J "John" Beautiful Garden, sculptor
  • 1914 Laurie Lee, English poet/author (I Can't Stay Long)
  • 1914 Richard Maltby, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)
  • 1914 Wolfgang Windgassen, Annemasse France, tenor (Stuttgart Opera)
  • 1915 Paul Castellano, American mafia boss (d. 1985)
  • 1915 Charlotte Zolotow, American author
  • 1916 Paul Derrick, co-operator/Christian socialist
  • 1917 William Hamilton, British MP
  • 1919 Lord Rawlinson, British attorney general (Ewell)
  • 1920 Michael Eastham, high court judge
  • 1921 Abe Jan Koldijk, SS-physician (Limburg's family doctor)
  • 1921 Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent (d. 1945)
  • 1922 Alan Peacock, economist
  • 1922 Campbell Adamson, CEO (Abbey National Pictures)
  • 1922 Eleanor Parker, Ohio, actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Frances Rafferty, Sioux City Iowa, actress (December Bride)
  • 1923 David Haslam, British rear admiral (hydrographer)
  • 1923 Barbara Graham, American murderer (d. 1955)
  • 1924 Peter Miles, British keeper of privy purse
  • 1924 Syd Lawrence, bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orch)
  • 1924 Costas Axelos, Greek philosopher
  • 1925 Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II)
  • 1926 Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer (Bohin Manor) and film director, born in Nowa Wilejka, Wilenskie (d. 2015)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1739 Taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus (32) weds Sara Elisabeth Moræa

Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus

HeartWedding of Interest

1797 US President John Quincy Adams (29) weds Louisa Johnson (22) at All Hallows Barking parish in London

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams

HeartWedding of Interest

1844 10th US President John Tyler marries 2nd wife Julia Gardiner in NYC, 1st president to marry while in office

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler

HeartWedding of Interest

1915 Author T. S. Eliot (26) weds governess Vivienne Haigh-Wood (27) at Hampstead Register Office in London

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot

HeartWedding of Interest

1937 Actress Mary Pickford (45) weds actor and band leader Charles Rogers (32)

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford
  • 1955 Actor Geoffrey Holder marries Carmen de Lavallade

HeartWedding of Interest

1961 NFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke (24) weds Jackie Forchette

NFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke
NFL Middle Linebacker
Ray Nitschke

HeartWedding of Interest

1972 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) weds second wife Sandra Lemon

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • 1982 Marie Osmond marries Steve Craig
  • 1984 Tiny Tim marries Miss Jan (23)
  • 1989 Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson marry for 2nd time

HeartWedding of Interest

1993 NHL scoring champion Mario Lemieux (27) weds longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin at Notre Dame Basilica in Canada

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 1994 Actor Brandon Cruz (32) weds Elizabeth Finkelstein (26)
  • 1996 Actor Kiefer Sutherland (29) weds model Elizabeth Kelly Winn (34)
  • 1999 Bestselling novelist Tom Clancy (52) weds freelance journalist Alexandra Llewellyn (32) in Manhattan
  • 2010 Former WWE Diva Michelle McCool (30) weds fellow wrestler "The Undertaker" Mark Calaway (45) in Houston, Texas
  • 2010 "American Beauty" actress Mena Suvari (31) weds concert producer Simone Sestito (25) at Santo Stefano degli Abissini in Vatican City, Italy
  • 2010 "Shear Genius" TV personality finalist Janine Jarman (29) weds sales executive Matthew Wolcott (33) in Hollywood

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1972 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) divorces first wife Dorothy Hoelle after nearly 2 decades of marriage

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1974 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 5th divorce from actor Richard Burton

  • 1975 Cher divorces Sonny Bono

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 107

  • 363 Julian the Apostate, Roman Emperor (361-63)
  • 1291 Eleanor of Provence, wife of Henry III of England

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1541 Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.

Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Spanish Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro
  • 1631 Justinus van Nassau, ltalian admiral (Armada), dies
  • 1657 Tobias Michael, composer, dies at 65
  • 1661 Lazaro Valvasensi, composer, dies at 76
  • 1666 Richard Fanshawe, diplomat/translator/poet, dies
  • 1688 Ralph Cudworth, philospher/cleric, dies
  • 1778 Angelo Antonio Caroli, composer, dies at 77
  • 1793 Gilbert White, English naturalist ("Natural History and Antiquities of Selborn"), dies at 72
  • 1798 Eugene Godecharle, composer, dies at 56
  • 1810 Joseph Michel Montgolfier, French inventor (b. 1740)
  • 1819 Johann Wilhelm Stadler, composer, dies at 71
  • 1819 Slome Duikelar, [Abraham J Swalff], Yiddish writer, dies
  • 1827 Christian A Vulpius, German writer (Ornaldo Ornaldini), dies
  • 1827 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny), dies at 73
  • 1836 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, author/composer (Marseillaise), dies
  • 1863 Andrew Hull Foote, US Union lt admiral, dies
  • 1878 Mercedes of Orleans, queen of Spain (b. 1860)
  • 1896 Louis CPR of Orleans, French duke (chosen king of Belgian), dies at 81
  • 1906 Alexander Muir, poet (Maple Leaf Forever), dies at 76
  • 1918 Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
  • 1922 Albert H K, monarch of Monaco (1889-1922), dies at 73
  • 1923 Edward Rae, cricketer (introduced cricket into Russian Lapland), dies
  • 1926 Christina Goedvolk, wife of Henry Jut, dies
  • 1937 Georg A Erman, Ger egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), dies at 82

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1938 James Weldon Johnson, African American leader (NAACP), dies in a car crash at 67

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • 1939 Ford M Ford, [Hueffer], British writer, (Tietjens Saga) dies at 65
  • 1943 Fritz Schmidt, Nazi commissioner in Holland, commits suicide at 39
  • 1944 Billy Newham, cricketer (England Test 1887), dies
  • 1945 Erno Rapee, composer, dies at 54
  • 1945 Nikolay Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, composer, dies at 72
  • 1946 Max Kögel, SS officer (b. 1895)
  • 1946 Yosuke Matsuoka, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (b. 1880)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1947 Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a heart attack at 76

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett
11th Prime Minister of Canada
Richard Bedford Bennett
  • 1948 Lilian Velez, Filipino actress (b. 1924)
  • 1949 Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (b. 1876)
  • 1956 Clifford Brown, US jazz trumpeter (Joyspring, Jordu), dies at 25
  • 1957 Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)
  • 1958 Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Vocation), dies at 93
  • 1958 George Orton, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • 1958 Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician and United Nations diplomat (b. 1888)
  • 1959 Audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies
  • 1960 John Brenden Kelly, rower (Olympic-gold-1920, 24), dies at 70
  • 1961 Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Afternoon of a pawnbroker), dies at 58
  • 1963 Obe Postma, Fries, poet/geography/historian (Own Cart), dies
  • 1964 Leo Dandurand, American-born Canadian sports executive (b. 1889)
  • 1965 Johan C T Kikkert, painter/etcher/critic, dies at 82
  • 1965 Reginald Beckwith, actor/writer (39 Steps, Dr in Love), dies at 56
  • 1967 Errol Hunte, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies
  • 1967 Françoise Dorléac, French actress (b. 1942)
  • 1971 Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer, dies at 91
  • 1971 Inia Te Wiata, opera singer, dies
  • 1971 Juan Manen, composer, dies at 88
  • 1972 David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US choreographer, dies at 61
  • 1973 Arnold Richardson, composer, dies at 59
  • 1973 Ernest Truex, actor (Fluffy, Scared, His Girl Friday), dies at 82
  • 1975 St. Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest (b. 1902)
  • 1977 Lou Reizner, rock vocalist/producer (Rod Stewart, Tommy), dies at 43
  • 1977 Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist, dies at 75
  • 1978 Rabbaji, president of South-Yemen, executed
  • 1979 Charles Clore, financier, dies
  • 1981 Peter Kreuder, German composer, dies
  • 1982 Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist, dies
  • 1982 Andre Tchaikowsy, pianist/composer, dies
  • 1982 Charles Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison for James Bond films, dies at 71
  • 1982 Sandy Powell, costume designer, dies at 82
  • 1983 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 82
  • 1984 Carl Foreman, producer, dies of cancer at 69
  • 1984 George H Gallup, pollster (Gallup Poll), dies at 82
  • 1986 Laurie Fishlock, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
  • 1987 Glen Hall, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1965), commits suicide
  • 1990 Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (b. 1909)
  • 1991 Paul Andor, actor (Mad Lover, Enemy of Women), dies
  • 1992 Geert Vissers, Dutch TV host (Gay Dating Show), dies
  • 1992 Phil Rubenstein, US, actor (Tango & Cash, Robocop), dies
  • 1992 Herman Rohde, professional wrestler (b. 1921)
  • 1993 Catherine Leno, mother of Tonight Show host Jay, dies of cancer at 82
  • 1993 Jack Bittner, entertainer, dies

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1993 Roy Campanella, 3xMVP catcher (Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1993 Willy C of Hemert, director/(text)poet (Small Truth), dies at 81
  • 1993 William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)
  • 1994 A "Bob" den Doolaard, author (Inn with the horseshoe), dies at 93
  • 1994 Ian Board, barkeeper, dies at 64
  • 1994 Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist, dies at 65
  • 1994 Roelof Kiers, VPRO-programmer/director (Macchiavelli), dies at 56
  • 1994 Thomas henry Wait Armstrong, organist, dies at 96
  • 1996 Veronica Guerin, journalist, dies at 36

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1997 Don Hutson, first NFL wide receiver, dies at 84

First Wide Receiver in NFL History Don Hutson
First Wide Receiver in NFL History
Don Hutson
  • 1997 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Hawaiian singer dies aged 38
  • 2001 Soccer (dog actor) (b. 1988)
  • 2002 Arnold Brown, the 11th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1913)
  • 2002 Jay Berwanger, American football player (b. 1914)
  • 2003 Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroon footballer (b. 1975)
  • 2003 Denver Randleman, U.S. Army Seargent (b. 1920)
  • 2003 Strom Thurmond, U.S. Senator (b. 1902)
  • 2003 Sir Dennis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher (b. 1915)
  • 2004 Yash Johar, Indian film producer (b. 1929)
  • 2004 Naomi Shemer, Israeli singer and song-writer (b. 1930)
  • 2005 Richard Whiteley, British television game show host (b. 1943)