On This Day for 4th June

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 200

  • 781 BC Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse
  • 1039 Henry III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1070 Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France
  • 1133 Rome-Innocentius II crowns Lotharius III Roman-German emperor
  • 1391 Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surounds & sets fire to Jewish quarter of Seville Spain, surviving Jews sold into slavery
  • 1487 Lord Lovell & John de la Poles army land at Furness Lancashire
  • 1615 Siege of Osaka: Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.
  • 1632 Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Venlo

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1647 English Parliamentary army under Cornet George Joyce takes King Charles I as a prisoner during Second Civil War

King Charles I
King
Charles I
  • 1664 Viceroy Willem Frederik conquerors Dijlerschans
  • 1666 Battle at Dunkirk: English vs Dutch fleet
  • 1741 Prussia goes to the Covenant of Nymphenburg

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1745 Battle at Hohenfriedberg Silezie: Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats Austrians and Saxons

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • 1756 Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania
  • 1760 Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians.
  • 1769 A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history.
  • 1783 Montgolfier brothers launch 1st hot-air balloon (unmanned)
  • 1784 Madame Elizabeth Thible becomes the first female balloonist.
  • 1792 Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain
  • 1794 Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in armed forces of foreign powers
  • 1802 Grieving over the death of his wife, Marie Clotilde of France, King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel.
  • 1805 Tripoli forced to conclude peace with US after war over tribute
  • 1812 Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory"
  • 1825 Unseasonable hurricane hits NYC
  • 1831 National Congress selects Leopold von Saksen-Coburg as King of Belgium
  • 1832 3rd national black convention meets (Phila)
  • 1850 Empire Engine Company No 1 organized
  • 1850 Self-deodorizing fertilizer patented in England
  • 1859 Second Italian War of Independence: Battle of Magenta, results in a French-Sardinian victory under Napoleon III over the Austrians under Marshal Ferencz Gyulai
  • 1862 Confederates evacuate Fort Pillow, Tennessee
  • 1868 Van Bosse/Fock government begins
  • 1870 4th Belmont: W Dick aboard Kingfisher wins in 2:59.5
  • 1873 1st contract workers of British-Indies Co arrives in Suriname
  • 1875 Pacific Stock Exchange opens
  • 1876 An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after having left New York City.
  • 1878 Cyprus ceded by Turkey to Britain for administrative purposes
  • 1884 18th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Panique wins in 2:42
  • 1892 Oil City & Titusville Penn, destroyed by oil tank explosion; 130 die
  • 1892 Sierra Club forms in SF

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1896 Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • 1907 Automatic washer & dryer introduced
  • 1912 Cone of Mount Katmai (Alaska) collapses
  • 1912 Massachusetts passes 1st US minimum wage law

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1913 Suffragette Emily Davison steps in front of King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 1916 General Aleksei Brusilov begins a massive Russian offensive on the Eastern Front (WWI)
  • 1917 1st Pulitzer prize awarded to Richards & Elliott (Julia Ward Howe)
  • 1917 American men begin registering for the draft
  • 1917 Most Excellent Order of British Empire inaugurated by King George V to recognise the efforts of his people in WWI
  • 1918 French troops, with the aid of US troops, stop the Germans at Chateau-Thierry as they attempt to cross the Marne
  • 1919 US Congress passes the Women's Suffrage Bill, the 19th Amendment
  • 1919 US marines invade Costa Rica
  • 1920 Peace of Trianon between Allies & Hungary
  • 1927 1st Ryder Cup: US beats England, 9½-2½ at Worcester Country Club (Worcester, Massachusetts, US)
  • 1927 Johnny Weissmuller set swim records in 100-yard & 200-yard free-style
  • 1928 President of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin is assassinated by Japanese agents.
  • 1928 33rd Men's French Championships: Henri Cochet beats Rene Lacoste (5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3)
  • 1928 33rd Women's French Championships: Helen Wills beats Eileen Bennett (6-1, 6-2)

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1929 George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie (Rochester NY)

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • 1932 64th Belmont: Tom Malley aboard Faireno wins in 2:32.8
  • 1932 Edouard Herriot becomes premier of France
  • 1937 Leon Blum becomes premier of People's front government of France
  • 1938 10th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland wins 7½-4½ at the Old Course at St Andrews
  • 1938 70th Belmont: James Stout aboard Pasteurized wins in 2:29.6
  • 1940 1st NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1)
  • 1940 1st night game at Forbes Field (Pirates 14, Braves 2)
  • 1940 British complete the "miracle of Dunkirk" by evacuating 300,000 allied troops from France

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1940 Winston Churchill says "We shall fight on the seas & oceans"

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1941 Nazis forbid Jews access to beaches & swimming pools
  • 1941 Republic of Croatia orders all Jews to wear a star with the letter Z
  • 1942 Battle of Midway begins; Japan's 1st major defeat in WW II
  • 1942 Capitol Record Co opens for business
  • 1942 "Mrs Miniver" based on the novel by Jan Struther, directed by William Wyler and starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon is released in the US (Best Picture 1943)
  • 1943 Argentina taken over by Gen Rawson & Col Juan Peron
  • 1943 Race riots in LA
  • 1943 St Louis Card Mort Cooper pitches his 2nd consecutive 1 hitter
  • 1944 1st British gliders touch down on French soil for D-Day
  • 1944 U505 becomes the first German submarine captured & boarded on high seas

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1944 5th Army enters & liberates Rome from Mussolini's Fascist armies

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1944 French general De Gaulle arrives in London
  • 1945 6th US Marine division occupies Orokoe Peninsula Okinawa
  • 1945 US, Russia, Britain & France agree to split occupied Germany
  • 1946 Largest solar prominence (300,000 mi/500,000 km) observed
  • 1947 "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1947 US House of Representatives approves Taft-Hartley act
  • 1949 "Cavalcade of Stars" debuts (DuMont); Jackie Gleason made host in 1950
  • 1950 CVP wins Belgian parliamentary election
  • 1950 Dutch cyclist Wim van Est wins Bordeaux-Paris (586 km in 17:25)
  • 1951 Pirate's' Gus Bell hits for cycle helps beat Phillies 12-4
  • 1953 Pitts trades outfielder Ralph Kiner & Joe Garagiola to Chicago Cubs
  • 1954 Arthur Murray flies X-1A rocket plane to record 27,000 m
  • 1954 France grants Vietnam independence inside French Union
  • 1955 "Mickey Rooney Show" TV comedy last airs on NBC

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1955 54th Men's French Championships: Tony Trabert beats Sven Davidson (2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • 1955 54th Women's French Championships: Angela Mortimer beats Dorothy Knode (2-6, 7-5, 10-8)

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1956 Speech by Khrushchev criticising Stalin made public

First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1957 1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation
  • 1957 May & Cowdrey make 411 stand v WI Ramadhin bowls 98 overs

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1958 French premier Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1958 SF Giants Hank Sauer & B Schmidt are 2nd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1961 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Western Golf Open

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 238

  • 1394 Philippa of England, queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (d. 1430)
  • 1489 Antoine, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1544)
  • 1604 Claudia de' Medici, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (d. 1648)
  • 1665 Zacharie Robutel de La Noue, Canadian soldier (d. 1733)
  • 1694 Francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV
  • 1697 Jacob Israel Emden, [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi
  • 1700 Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor
  • 1704 Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and manufacturer (d. 1776)
  • 1738 George III, King of Great Britain (1760-1820), born in London, England
  • 1744 Patrick Ferguson, Scots army officer and rifle designer (d. 1780)
  • 1751 John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon
  • 1754 Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Austrian editor and astronomer (d. 1832)
  • 1770 James Hewitt, composer
  • 1787 Constant Prévost, French geologist (d. 1856)
  • 1801 James Pennethorne, architect
  • 1803 Gabriel James Rains, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1881)
  • 1815 Paul Jones Semmes, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1816 Phillipe Regis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union)
  • 1821 Apollon Maykov, Russian poet (d. 1897)
  • 1828 Alexander William Campbell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1833 Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, British army general, born in Dublin (d. 1913)
  • 1838 Servaas Daems, [Peeter Klein], Flemish writer (Lute & Flute)
  • 1846 Josef Sittard, music writer
  • 1863 Edmond R H Regout, Dutch industrialist/politician
  • 1864 Nassau William Senior, British economist
  • 1866 Miina Sillanpää, Finnish politician (d. 1952)
  • 1867 Carl Gustaf baron Mannerheim, general/president of Finland (1944-46)
  • 1869 Boudouin LPMCAJL, prince of Belgium/count of Vlaanderen
  • 1876 Robert Dower, cricketer (1 Test South Africa v England 1898, scored 0 & 9)
  • 1877 Heinrich Wieland, German chemist (bile acids-Nobel 1927)
  • 1878 Frank N D Buchman, US theologist (Moral Rearmament)
  • 1879 Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator (d. 1964)
  • 1881 Clara Blandick, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Romance, Tom Sawyer)
  • 1881 Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter (d. 1962)
  • 1882 Karl Valentin, German comic/writer
  • 1887 Tom Longboat, marathon runner (d. 1949)
  • 1891 Erno Rapee, composer
  • 1893 Armand Calinescu, premier of Romania
  • 1893 Daan Boens, Flemish poet (Man who sold his Wife)
  • 1894 Blanch Knopf, publishing CEO (Knopf)
  • 1895 Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations (1925-32)
  • 1899 Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, born in Moscow (d. 1965)
  • 1899 Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect (d. 1989)
  • 1902 Richard Allen, India, field hockey goal tender (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1906 Richard Whorf, actor/director (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Keeper of Flame)
  • 1907 Marjan Kozina, composer
  • 1907 Jacques Roumain, Haitian writer (d. 1944)
  • 1907 Patience Strong, English poet and journalist (d. 1990)
  • 1908 Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Hitler's reputed lover and half (d. 1931)
  • 1908 Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian, born in Zevekote, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • 1908 Earl of Halsbury, chancellor (Brunei University)
  • 1908 Lambertus L van Rooijen, Dutch actor
  • 1908 Rosalind Russell, Waterbury CT, actress (Mame, Take a Letter Darling)
  • 1909 Paul Nordoff, composer (Frog Prince), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1909 William Batten, CEO (NY Stock Exchange 1976-84)
  • 1910 Christopher Cockerell, inventor (Hovercraft)
  • 1910 Jacques Berque, Islamic scholar
  • 1911 Austin Andrew Wright, sculptor
  • 1912 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (great iron sculptures)
  • 1913 Bruno Bettinelli, composer
  • 1914 Willy-August Linnemann, Danish writer/journalist
  • 1915 Modibo Keita, president of Mali (1960-68)
  • 1915 Walter Hadlee, cricketer (father of Richard & Dayle), New Zealand batsman 40's
  • 1916 Cecil Blacker, CEO (British Equestrian Federation)
  • 1916 Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (The Automatistes)
  • 1916 Robert Furchgott, Charleston South Carolina, American Chemist and Nobel Laureate
  • 1917 Allen Greenwood, deputy CEO (British Aerospace)
  • 1917 Charles Collingwood, Mich, news commentator (CBS, Chronicles)
  • 1917 Howard Metzenbaum, (Sen-D-Ohio, 1974- )
  • 1917 Robert Merrill, American baritone (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1918 LeRoy Walker, CEO (US Olympic Committee), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1920 Marion Motley, NFL running back (all-time leading AAFC rusher)
  • 1920 Russell E. Train, Jamestown, Rhode Island, environmentalist/administrator (EPA, WWF), (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Nina Vyroubova, Russ/French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957)
  • 1921 Bobby Wanzer, professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Irwin Bazelon, Evanston Illinois, composer (Duo for Viola)
  • 1922 John McNamara, baseball player
  • 1922 John West, vice chancellor (Bradford University)
  • 1923 John Lea, British vice-admiral
  • 1923 Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Dennis Weaver, Joplin Mo, actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered)
  • 1925 Antonio Puchades, Sueca, Spain, footballer (23 caps), (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Nan Leslie, actress (Kings Row, Californians), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926 Robert Earl Hughes, became heaviest known human (486 kg)
  • 1927 Geoffrey Palmer, British actor (Smacks & Thistle)
  • 1927 Priscilla Morrill, Medford Mass, actress (Edie Grant-Mary Tyler Moore)
  • 1928 Paul Greening, master of Queen's household
  • 1928 Ruth Westheimer, Germany, sex therapist (WYNY-FM)
  • 1929 Karolos Papoulias, Greek politician
  • 1930 Morgana King, jazz singer/actress (The Godfather)
  • 1930 Pentti Raitio, composer
  • 1931 Cesar Bolanos, composer
  • 1932 John Barrymore Jr, Beverly Hills California, actor (Pantomine Quiz)
  • 1932 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (d. 1975)
  • 1932 Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer
  • 1933 John Sparrow, Chairman (British Horserace Betting Levy Board)
  • 1934 Seamus Elliott, Irish cyclist (d. 1971)
  • 1935 Hendrikus C "Henk" Admiraal, Dutch actor (Rififi in Amsterdam)
  • 1936 Bruce Dern, Winnetka Ill, actor (Coming Home, Silent Running, Tatoo)
  • 1936 David Lyon, CEO (Bowater)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1913 Author A.A. Milne (31) weds Dorothy Daphne de Selincourt

Author A.A. Milne
Author
A.A. Milne

HeartWedding of Interest

1915 Canadian diplomat Vincent Massey (28) weds Alice Parkin

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey

HeartWedding of Interest

1924 Physician Frederick Banting (32) weds Marion Robertson

HeartWedding of Interest

1940 Radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (21) weds radio producer Lynne Cooper

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey

HeartWedding of Interest

1951 Actress Janet Leigh (23) weds actor Tony Curtis (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh

HeartWedding of Interest

1958 Blues musician B.B. King (32) weds his second wife Sue Hall

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King

HeartWedding of Interest

1960 "Last Tango In Paris" actor Marlon Brando (36) weds Mexican-American actress Movita Castaneda (42)

  • 1970 "When Harry Met Sally" actor Billy Crystal (22) weds guidance counselor Janice Goldfinger

HeartWedding of Interest

1978 Broadcaster Howard Stern (24) marries Alison Berns at Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline Massachusetts.

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

HeartWedding of Interest

1978 Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams (26) weds first wife Valerie Velardi

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams

HeartWedding of Interest

1986 Legendary singer Bob Dylan (45) weds his backup singer Carolyn Dennis (32)

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

HeartWedding of Interest

1992 TV personality Steve Irwin (30) weds naturalist Terri Raines (27) in Eugene, Oregon

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin

HeartWedding of Interest

2000 "Titanic" producer-director James Cameron (45) weds actress Suzy Amis (38) in Malibu, California

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • 2006 "General Hospital" actor Greg Vaughan (32) weds Dutch actress Touriya Haoud (28) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2006 "KISS" guitarist Tommy Thayer (45) weds Amber Peek at Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad, California
  • 2010 "Friends" star David Schwimmer (43) weds Zoe Buckman (25) in a small private ceremony

Famous Divorces

  • 2012 "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (37) divorces composer Mike Verta (36) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 104

  • 1039 Conrad II the Salian, King/Emperor of Germany (1024/27-39), dies at 49
  • 1135 Emperor Huizong of China (b. 1082)
  • 1206 Adèle of Champagne, wife of Louis VII of France
  • 1257 Duke Przemysl I of Poland
  • 1267 Hendrik of Vianden, bishop of Utrecht (1252-67), dies
  • 1316 Louis X, King of France (1314-16), dies at 26
  • 1394 Mary de Bohun, wife of Henry IV of England (b. c 1369)
  • 1463 Flavio Biondi, Italian writer (Rome instaurata), dies at about 65
  • 1558 Maximilian of Burgundy, leader of Holland/admiral, dies at 43
  • 1585 Muretus (Marc Antoine de Muret), French humanist, dies at 59
  • 1608 Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint, dies at 44
  • 1663 William Juxon, archbishop of Canterbury (1660-63), dies
  • 1674 John Lievensz, painter/etcher/wood carver, dies at 66
  • 1792 John Burgoyne, soldier/playwright, dies
  • 1793 Jan Ekels de Young, Dutch painter, dies at 34

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1798 Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer/writer/librarian and womanizer, dies at 73

Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo Casanova
Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover
Giacomo Casanova
  • 1801 Frederick Muhlenberg, American statesman (b. 1750)
  • 1809 Nicolai Arbraham Abildgaard, Danish painter/architect, dies at 65
  • 1818 John van Well, choreographer/mime (Pierrot), dies at 44
  • 1825 Ferdinand I, King of Sicily/Naples (Ferdinand IV), dies
  • 1830 Antonio José de Sucre, Great Marshall of Ayacucho (b. 1795)
  • 1850 Willem F Mauritius HK, prince of Orange, dies at 74
  • 1872 Johan R Thorbecke, literature/liberal premier, dies
  • 1872 Stanislaw Moniuszko, composer, dies at 53
  • 1875 Eduard Mörike, German poet (b. 1804)
  • 1880 Eugen Adam, painter, dies
  • 1905 Carl Albert Loeschhorn, composer, dies at 85
  • 1907 Agathe Grondahl, composer, dies at 59
  • 1915 William Charles Denis Browne, composer, dies at 26
  • 1916 Mildred J Hill, composer/musician (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 56
  • 1921 Heinrich E Albers-Schoenberg, German x-ray experimenter, dies at 56
  • 1922 William Halse Rivers, British psychologist/anthropologist, dies
  • 1925 Gheorghe Dima, composer, dies at 77
  • 1925 Pierre Louys, [PF Louis], French writer (Aphrodite), dies
  • 1926 Eugeen of Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Sparks & Radiates), dies

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1926 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer known as "The Demon Bowler" (18 tests with 94 wickets at an average of 18.41), dies of chronic colitis at 72

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1929 Harry Frazee, Boston Red Sox owner from 1916-1923 (b. 1881)
  • 1931 Ibn Ali Hussein, King of Hejaz, dies
  • 1937 Donald Eligon, cricketer (Trinidad, nail in his cricket boot), dies
  • 1939 Tommy Ladnier, American musician (b. 1900)

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1941 Wilhelm II von Hohenzollern, German Emperor (1888-1918), dies of a pulmonary embolus at 82

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1942 Reinhard Heydrich, German protector (Bohemia/Moravia (Lidice)), dies
  • 1943 Jean du Bela, singer/actor (Sobibor), dies at 39
  • 1945 Georg Kaiser, playwright, dies at 66
  • 1950 Sam Staples, cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1927-28), dies
  • 1951 Serge Koussevitsky, conductor/composer, dies at 76
  • 1954 Harold Hoffman, (Gov-NJ), dies at 58
  • 1956 Max Kowalski, composer, dies at 73
  • 1956 Katherine MacDonald, American actress (b. 1881)
  • 1958 M Lichnowsky, writer, dies at 79
  • 1959 Charles Vidor, director (Gilda, Farewell to Arms), dies at 58
  • 1960 Lucien Littlefield, actor (Mr Beasley-Blondie), dies at 64
  • 1962 William Beebe, US biologist/explorer, dies at 84
  • 1962 Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (b. 1882)
  • 1964 Samuil Marshak, Russian poet (b. 1887)
  • 1965 Bernard Verhoeven, poet/educator (Pleidooi near een non), dies
  • 1968 Dorothy Gish, [de Guiche], actress (Home Sweet Home), dies at 70
  • 1970 Hjalmar Schcacht, [Horace Greeley], Nazi minister, dies
  • 1970 Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier Suriname, dies
  • 1970 Menasha Skulnik, comedian (Menasha the Magnificent), dies at 78
  • 1970 Sonny Tufts, actor (Atomic Blonde, 7 Year Itch), dies at 58
  • 1971 Georg Lukács, Hungarian philosopher (b. 1885)
  • 1972 Godfried Devreese, composer, dies at 79

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1973 Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville

  • 1973 Murray Wilson, father of beachboys Brian, Carl & Dennis, dies at 55
  • 1975 Evelyn Brent, actress (Nitwits, Last Command, Spy Train), dies at 75
  • 1979 Edward Dawson, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1927-30), dies
  • 1989 Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible), dies at 71
  • 1989 Vaclav Kaslik, Czech opera composer/conductor, dies at 71
  • 1990 Jack Gilford, comedic actor (Cocoon II), dies at 82 of stomach cancer
  • 1992 Carl Stotz, founder (baseball's little league), dies at 82
  • 1993 June Smaney, actress (Sainted Sister), dies of apparent suicide at 71
  • 1994 Derek Lek Leckenby, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), dies at 48
  • 1994 Earle Warren, alto Sax Player, dies at 79
  • 1994 Horace "Stephen" McNally, attorney/actor (Johnny Belinda), dies at 80
  • 1994 Massimo Troisi, Italian actor/director (Ricomincio da tre), dies at 41
  • 1994 Roberto Burle Marx, landscape gardener, dies at 84
  • 1994 Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter), dies at 33
  • 1994 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian, dies at 84
  • 1994 Toto Bissainthe, voodoo poet, dies at 59
  • 1995 Ernest Borneman, sexual researcher psychotherapist, dies at 80
  • 1995 Herta Ryder, literary agent, dies at 77
  • 1995 Paul WIlliams, climber, dies at 49
  • 1995 William J Law, sailor, dies at 84
  • 1996 Tito Okello, president of Uganda (1985-86), dies
  • 1997 Kurt Adler, therapist/writer, dies at 92
  • 1997 Ronnie Lane, bassist (Faces), dies of multiple sclerosis at 51
  • 2001 Dipendra of Nepal (b. 1971)
  • 2001 John Hartford, American musician (b. 1937)
  • 2002 Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Peruvian politician (b. 1912)
  • 2004 Steve Lacy, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
  • 2004 Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Clete Boyer, American baseball player (b. 1937)
  • 2007 Jim Clark, American sheriff and segregationist (b. 1922)
  • 2007 Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer, dies of lung cancer at 74
  • 2007 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (b. 1940)
  • 2007 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2007 Craig L. Thomas, United States Senator (b. 1933)
  • 2008 Nikos Sergianopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1952)
  • 2010 John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1910)