On This Day for 10th March

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 189

  • 241 BC First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.
  • 418 Jews are excluded from public office in the Roman Empire
  • 1535 Bishop Tomés de Berlanga discovers Galapagos Islands

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1578 Queen Elizabeth I gives Johan Casimir £20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1624 England declares war on Spain

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1629 King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he recalled it 11 years later

King Charles I
King
Charles I

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1661 French King Louis XIV ends office of premier

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1697 Tsar Peter the Great begins a tour of Western Europe
  • 1734 Spanish army under Don Carlos (III) draws into Naples
  • 1735 An agreement between Nadir Shah and Paul I of Russia is signed near Ganja and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.

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1762 French Huguenot Jean Calas, who was wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1783 USS Alliance under Captain Barry fights and wins last naval battle of US Revolutionary War off Cape Canaveral
  • 1789 Franklin College founded
  • 1791 John Stone, Concord, Mass, patents a pile driver
  • 1791 Pope condemns France's Civil Constitution of the clergy
  • 1801 First census in Great Britain
  • 1830 The KNIL also known as the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created.
  • 1831 The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
  • 1847 1st money minted in Hawaii

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1849 Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent (only US president to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1861 El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.
  • 1862 Great Britain & France recognise independence of Zanzibar
  • 1862 US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 & $1000)
  • 1864 Grant is named commander of the Union armies
  • 1864 Red River campaign LA
  • 1865 Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, NC
  • 1874 Purdue University (Indiana) admits its 1st student

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1876 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)

  • 1880 Salvation Army of England sets up US welfare & religious activity
  • 1888 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Psyche"
  • 1888 HW Boxing champ John L Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds
  • 1891 Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching.
  • 1893 Ivory Coast becomes a French colony
  • 1893 New Mexico State University cancels its 1st graduation ceremony; its only graduand Sam Steele was robbed & killed the night before
  • 1896 Bronx acquires O'Brien Square
  • 1896 Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18 [OS]
  • 1896 After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world HW championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall"
  • 1900 Battle at Driefontein, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • 1900 Regents for the King of Uganda and leading chiefs sign a treaty with Great Britain agreeing to the organization of the government, taxation, courts, military, and other functions of their country, which is under British protection.
  • 1902 Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri

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1902 A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1903 Harry Gammeter, Cleveland, patents multigraph duplicating machine
  • 1903 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Montreal AAA in 2 games
  • 1905 Japanese Army captures Mukden (Shenyang)
  • 1906 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"
  • 1906 Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres France
  • 1906 Baker Street & Waterloo Railway opens, constructed by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. The contraction Bakerloo became the official name in July 1906.
  • 1909 Jack Johnson fights Victor McLaglen to no decision in 6 for box title
  • 1910 China ends slavery
  • 1910 Pittsburgh Courier begins publishing
  • 1913 Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Sydney (NS) Millionaires in 2 games
  • 1913 William Knox becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300
  • 1914 Suffragettes in London damage Rokeby's painting Venus of Velasquez
  • 1915 British Army in Belgium captures Neuve Chapelle
  • 1917 Batangas was formally founded as one of the Philippines's earliest encomiendas.

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1920 NHL's Quebec Bulldog Joe Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • 1920 The Home Rule Act is passed by the British Parliament, dividing Ireland into two parts; it is rejected by southern counties, where the Ango-Irish war continues for a year
  • 1922 KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
  • 1922 State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg South Africa
  • 1925 Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran
  • 1926 Run on Belgian banks
  • 1927 Albania mobilize by threat of Serbian, Croatian & Slovenes

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1927 Bavaria lifts ban on Hitler's speeches

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1928 Christine Collins' son, Walter Collins, disappears in Los Angeles
  • 1931 British Labour party removes fascist sir Oswald Mosley
  • 1933 Major earthquake in Long Beach, Calif
  • 1933 Nevada becomes 1st US state to regulate narcotics
  • 1934 Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history ends - 18 games with 15 wins, 3 ties
  • 1934 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Suzanne Davis
  • 1934 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner

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1938 10th Academy Awards - "The Life of Emile Zola", Spencer Tracy & Luise Rainer win

  • 1939 17 villages damaged by hailstones in Hyderabad India
  • 1940 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci
  • 1941 Lee MacPhail, Dodger GM predicts all players will wear batting helmets
  • 1944 U-575 sinks HMS Asphodel
  • 1945 Fieldmarshal Albert Kesselring succeeds Gerd von Rundstedt as commander of German Army Command in the West
  • 1945 Germany blows-up Wessel Bridge on Rhine
  • 1945 Japan declares Vietnam Independence

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1945 Patton's 3rd Army makes contact with Hodge's 1st Army

US General George S. Patton
US General
George S. Patton

Person-of-interestFirebombing of Tokyo

1945 Tokyo in fire after night time B-29 bombings, more than 100,000 people die, mostly civilians.

  • 1945 US troops lands on Mindanao
  • 1946 Train derailment kills 185 near Aracaju Brazil
  • 1948 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB Ca
  • 1948 5th Golden Globes: Gentleman's Agreement, Ronald Colman, & Rosalind Russell win
  • 1949 Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
  • 1951 "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 performances

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1951 FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover

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1952 Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • 1956 General strike in Cyprus protesting exile of archbishop Makarios
  • 1956 Peter Twiss sets new world air record 1,132 mph (1,823 kph)
  • 1957 Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy
  • 1959 Dorothy Comiskey Rigney, sells 54% of White Sox to Bill Veeck

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1959 Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 1959 Uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa Tibet
  • 1960 USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing

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1960 17th Golden Globes: Ben-Hur, Anthony Franciosa, & Elizabeth Taylor win

  • 1962 Due to its no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida

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1963 Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

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1963 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 70 points vs Syracuse

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1964 US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 228

  • 1415 Vasili II of Russia (d. 1462)
  • 1452 Ferdinand II, the Catholic, King of Aragon/Sicily (expelled Jews)
  • 1503 Ferdinand I, German emperor (1558-64)
  • 1538 Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk; executed by Queen Elizabeth (1572)
  • 1628 Constantine Huygens Jr, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist
  • 1628 Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician (d. 1694)
  • 1656 Adolf H van Rechteren, Dutch diplomat/politician
  • 1698 Gaetano Maria Schiassi, composer
  • 1709 Georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746)
  • 1713 Christian Friedrich Schale, composer
  • 1713 Raphael Weiss, composer
  • 1745 John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (d. 1807)
  • 1748 John Playfair, Scotland, clergyman/geologist/mathematician
  • 1749 Lorenzo da Ponte, Italian librettist (d. 1838)
  • 1755 Philipp Christoph Kayser, composer
  • 1769 Joseph Williamson, English philanthropist and tunnel builder (d. 1840)
  • 1771 Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian (Idea und Probe)
  • 1772 Friedrich von Schlegel, Germany, romantic writer/critic (Lucinde)
  • 1776 Luise, Queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III
  • 1780 Juan Jose Landaeta, composer
  • 1787 William Etty, English painter (nudes)
  • 1788 Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (Das Marmorbild)
  • 1809 William David Porter, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1864)
  • 1810 John McCloskey, US, pres of St John's College (Fordham U)
  • 1810 Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet (d. 1886)
  • 1812 Victor Tesch, Belgian lawyer/min of Justice
  • 1818 George Wythe Randolph, Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1867)
  • 1822 Willem Roelofs, Dutch painter/lithographer
  • 1824 Thomas James Churchill, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
  • 1832 William Henry Penrose, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
  • 1839 Dudley Buck, Hartford, Ct, organist/church composer
  • 1842 Ina Donna Coolbrith, US, poet laureate of Calif
  • 1844 Pablo Martin M de Sarasate y Navascuez, composer (Spanish Dancing)
  • 1845 Alexander III A Romanov, Russian tsar (1881-94)
  • 1846 Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (d. 1850)

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1847 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement (d. 1934)

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
  • 1850 Mary Mills Patrick, US, 1st pres of Istanbul Woman's College
  • 1850 Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906)
  • 1865 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/writer/sport-organizer
  • 1867 Lillian D Wald, US, sociologist/organizer (Visiting Nurses)
  • 1870 Alfred Kastner, composer
  • 1872 Felix Borowski, composer
  • 1873 Jakob Wassermann, Germany, novelist (My Life as German & Jew)
  • 1875 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, composer
  • 1877 David M Chumaceiro, Curacao, poet
  • 1878 Karel van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God at Sea)
  • 1880 Michael Jacobs, boxing promoter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1881 Thomas Quinlan (impresario) (d. 1951)
  • 1884 Stuart Holmes, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1885 Hans Luther, politician and German Chancellor (1925-6), born in Berlin (d. 1962)
  • 1887 Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Grandmaster of Ninjutsu (d. 1972)
  • 1888 Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Acad Award-Going My Way), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1888 Krsto Odak, composer
  • 1891 Sam Jaffe, actor (Gunga Din, Dr Zorba-Ben Casey), born in NYC, New York
  • 1891 Jacob van Gelderen, economist/sociologist/Dutch 2nd Chamber (SDAP)
  • 1892 Arthur Honegger, Le Havre, France, composer (King David, Pacific 231)
  • 1892 Eva Turner, British soprano
  • 1892 Gregory La Cava, American director (d. 1952)
  • 1896 Harry Krimer, actor (Napoleon)
  • 1896 Nancy Cunard, writer
  • 1898 Cy Kendall, St Louis Mo, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown)
  • 1899 Finn Hoffding, composer
  • 1899 Robert Meier, German WW1 veteran, formerly Germany's oldest man. (d. 2007)
  • 1900 Sherman Billingsley, Enid Ok, talk show host (Stork Club)
  • 1903 Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, Davenport, Iowa, American jazz cornetist, considered one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s
  • 1905 Rene Bernier, composer
  • 1905 Richard Haydn, English actor (d. 1985)
  • 1907 Robert de Roos, composer
  • 1908 Carl Albert, US speaker of house (1971-77)
  • 1908 Kristjan Palusalu, Estonia, heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1909 Gerard Croiset, Dutch paragnost
  • 1911 Warner Anderson, Bkln, actor (Doctor, Lineup, Matthew-Peyton Place)
  • 1914 Chandler Harper, golfer (1950 PGA champ)
  • 1915 Harry Bertoia, Italian artist (d. 1978)
  • 1915 Sir Charles Groves, English conductor(d. 1992)
  • 1916 Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, record producer
  • 1917 Frank Perconte, American sergeant from Easy Company during WWII.
  • 1918 Heywood Hale Broun, TV commentator and sports correspondent, born in New York City (d. 2001)
  • 1918 Günther Rall, German ace fighter pilot
  • 1919 Marion Hutton, American singer (d. 1987)
  • 1920 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, US country singer (Homer & Jethro)
  • 1920 Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)
  • 1921 Cec Linder, Galica Poland, actor (Goldfinger)
  • 1921 Paul Coates, columnist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Adam Kennedy, Lafayette Ind, actor (Dion-Californian)
  • 1922 Pamela Mason, actress (Navy vs Night Monsters), born in London, England
  • 1925 Ed van der Elsken, movie photographer (Een liefdesgeschiedenis)
  • 1925 M J J A [Sef] Imkamp, Dutch politician (D66)
  • 1925 Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (d. 2005)
  • 1927 Claude Laydu, actress (Diary of a Country Priest)
  • 1927 Donn Trenner, New Haven Ct, orchestra leader (ABC's Nightlife)
  • 1927 Paul Wunderlich, German lithographer/painter/sculptor
  • 1928 Arthur Milton, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's)
  • 1928 James Earl Ray, assassin (Martin Luther King Jr.)
  • 1928 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer
  • 1930 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer
  • 1930 Sandor Iharos, athlete
  • 1931 Georges Dor, Quebec author, playwright, singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1932 Anatoliy Roschin, USSR, super heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-gold-1972)

Famous Weddings

  • 1526 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V marries Princess Isabella of Portugal, his 1st cousin, in Seville
  • 1863 Prince of Wales, Albert Edward (21) weds Princess Alexandra of Denmark (18) at Windsor Castle in St. George's chapel
  • 1966 Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) marries German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam
  • 2000 Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian/pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2007 Brazilian singer-actress Tania Mara (24) weds director Jayme Monjardim (50) at Chapel of Sao Jose das Botas on the grounds of Hotel Fazenda Florenca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2007 Noteable singer and stage performer Matt Hetherington (36) weds Australian television presenter Melissa Kotsos at the Morning Star Estate on Mt. Eliza
  • 2012 "Curly Sue" actress Alisan Porter (30) weds former "Days of Our Lives" actor Brian Autenrieth (33) at Diablo Dormido in the Santa Monica

Famous Divorces

  • 1927 American author and journalist "The Old man and the Sea" Enerest Hemingway divorces 1st wife Elizabeth Hadley Richardson

Famous Deaths

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37 Tiberius Claudius Nero, Roman emperor (14-37), dies at 78

Roman Emperor Tiberius
Roman Emperor
Tiberius
  • 483 Simplicius, Italian Pope (468-83), dies
  • 1291 Arghun, Persian ruler
  • 1391 Tvrtko I first king of Bosnia (b. 1338)
  • 1510 Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (b. 1445)
  • 1513 John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander (b. 1443)
  • 1546 Thomas Elyot, English diplomat (Boke named the Governor), dies at 46
  • 1584 Thomas Norton, English politician and writer (b. 1532)
  • 1585 Rembert Dodoens, [Rembertus Dodonaeus], physician/botanist, dies at 67
  • 1588 Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (b. 1533)
  • 1592 Michiel Coxcie, Flemish (court)painter/carpet designer, dies
  • 1597 Petrus Forestus, Dutch physician (Willem of Orange), dies
  • 1669 John Denham, English poet (b. 1615)
  • 1670 Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist (b. 1604)
  • 1700 Diogo Diaz Melgaz, composer, dies at 61
  • 1701 Johann Schelle, composer, dies at 52
  • 1716 Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer, dies at 48
  • 1735 Dirk T van Cloon, Dutch lawyer/gov-gen of E Indies, dies at about 46
  • 1776 Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719)
  • 1776 Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (b. 1701)
  • 1792 John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute/English premier (1760-63), dies at 78
  • 1819 Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, writer, dies
  • 1826 Johan VI M L J, King of Portugal (1816-26), dies at 56
  • 1832 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • 1861 Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67
  • 1861 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet (b. 1814)
  • 1864 Maximilian II Jozef, King of Bayern (1848-64), dies at 52
  • 1865 William Henry "Little Billy" Chase Whiting, Confed gen-maj, dies at 48
  • 1866 Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer, dies at 87
  • 1870 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer, dies at 75
  • 1872 Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Giovane Italy), dies at 66
  • 1875 Louis Joseph Daussoigne-Mehul, composer, dies at 84
  • 1888 Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist/composer, dies at 57
  • 1892 Otto van Raised, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1884-88), dies at 69
  • 1895 Charles Frederick Worth, English-born couturier (b. 1826)
  • 1897 Teodulo Mabellini, composer, dies at 79
  • 1900 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer, dies at 94
  • 1901 Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, composer, dies at 38
  • 1906 Eugen Richter, German MP (Liberal), dies at 67
  • 1910 Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, composer, dies at 85
  • 1910 Karl Lueger, Austrian anti-semite/mayor of Vienna, dies at 65

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1913 Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, conductor on Underground RR, dies in NY at about 93

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Abolitionist
Harriet Tubman
  • 1918 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, dies at 61
  • 1922 Arthur Hervey, composer, dies at 67
  • 1922 Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer, dies at 73
  • 1925 John Fillmore Hayford, American Geodesist (theory of isostasy, geodesy science), dies at 56
  • 1935 Barend Barendse, actor/director (Broken Lives), dies at 82
  • 1937 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (b. 1884)
  • 1940 Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68
  • 1940 Mikhaïl Boulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)
  • 1942 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1943 Tully Marshall, actor (Let's Go, Red Dust), dies at 78
  • 1944 David Vogel, Ukrainian author, dies in Auschwitz at 52
  • 1948 Jan Masaryk, Czech Foreign minister, commits suicide or is murdered
  • 1948 Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. 1900)
  • 1949 James Rector, American athlete (b. 1884)
  • 1950 Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1951 Kijūrō Shidehara, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1872)
  • 1953 Charles Gordon Curtis, inventor of (Curtis-steam turbine), dies at 92
  • 1966 Frederik "Frits" Zernike, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1953), dies at 77
  • 1966 Mari Sandoz, US author (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 64
  • 1967 Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)
  • 1968 Helen Walker, actress (Brewster's Million), dies of cancer at 47
  • 1970 Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904)
  • 1971 Mabel Wheeler Daniels, composer, dies at 92
  • 1973 Richard Sharples, governor of Bermuda, assassinated
  • 1973 Eugene 'Bull' Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897)
  • 1974 June Harrison, actress (Land of the Lawless), dies at 48
  • 1974 Quinto Maganini, composer, dies at 76
  • 1975 Leopold Samuel, composer, dies at 91
  • 1977 E Power Biggs, English organist/composer (CBS), dies at 70
  • 1977 Pieter Jan Bouman, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 74
  • 1977 Willem Schermerhorn, Dutch premier (1945-46), dies at 82
  • 1980 Herman Tarnower, doctor (Scarsdale Diet), killed by Jean Harris
  • 1984 June Marlowe, actress (Pardon US), dies at 81
  • 1985 Konstantin Chernenko, party leader/pres of USSR (1984-85), dies at 73
  • 1986 Ray Milland, Welsh actor (The Lost Weekend-Acad Award 1945), dies at 81

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1988 Andy Gibb, singer, dies of heart infection at 30

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • 1988 Glenn Cunningham, US world record miler, dies at 78
  • 1988 William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer, dies at 79
  • 1990 Michael Stewart, UK Sect of State (1965-66, 68-70), dies
  • 1992 Roy Holmer Wallack, dies of pneumonia at 64
  • 1992 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek composer and musician (b. 1925)
  • 1993 C Northcote Parkinson, English historian/sociologist (Law of P), dies
  • 1993 David Gunn, abortion doctor, killed by Michael Griffin at 47
  • 1994 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, journalist/policeman, dies at 92
  • 1994 Charles Bukowski, German/US writer (Barfly, Hollywood), dies at 73
  • 1994 Robert Shea, author, dies of cancer
  • 1995 Alexander Hyatt-King, Mozart scholar, dies at 84
  • 1995 Carel Birnie, ballet producer, dies at 69
  • 1995 Hendrik W van Leeuwen, Dutch musician, dies at 79
  • 1995 Richard Baerlein, racing writer, dies at 84
  • 1996 Lucius E Burch Jr, US civil rights leader, dies at 84
  • 1996 Ross Hunter, US producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), dies at 75
  • 1997 La Vern Baker, American singer (b. 1929)
  • 1998 Lloyd Bridges, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 1999 Oswaldo Guayasamin, Ecuadorian paintor and sculptor (b. 1919)
  • 2001 Massimo Morsello, Italian musician and far right activist (b. 1958)
  • 2003 Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer (b. 1950)
  • 2004 Dave Blood, real name David Schulthise; American musician, bassist for The Dead Milkmen (b. 1956)