On This Day for 13th March

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 202

  • 483 St Felix III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 607 12th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 624 Battle of Badr: Muhammad's Muslim forces win significant victory over Meccan army
  • 1138 German king Koenraad II von Hohenstaufen crowned
  • 1560 Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli
  • 1564 Cardinal Granvelle flees Brussels
  • 1567 Battle at Oosterweel: Spanish troops destroy Geuzenleger
  • 1569 Battle of Jarnac, Count of Anjou defeats Huguenots
  • 1591 Battle at Tondibi: Moroccan army under Judar defeats Sultan Askia Ishaq II of Songhai
  • 1634 Academie Francaise opens
  • 1639 Cambridge College renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard
  • 1656 Jews are denied the right to build a synagogue in New Amsterdam
  • 1677 Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000
  • 1735 1st US Moravian bishop, David Nitschmann, consecrated in Germany
  • 1759 27th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 1772 Gotthold Lessing's "Emilia Calotti" premieres in Brunswick

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1781 William Herschel sees what he thinks is a "comet" but is actually the discovery of the planet Uranus

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel
  • 1790 John Martin, 1st American-born actor, performs in Philadelphia
  • 1797 Cherubini's opera "Medée" premieres in Paris

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1835 Charles Darwin departs Valparaiso for Andes crossing

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1846 Friedrich Hebbel's "Maria Magdalena" premieres in Königsberg
  • 1852 Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the NY Lantern weekly
  • 1861 23rd Grand National: Joseph Kendall aboard Jealousy wins

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1865 US Civil war: Confederate President Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1865 US Confederate Congress calls on black slaves for field service

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1868 Senate begins US President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1869 Arkansas legislature passes anti-Ku Klux Klan law
  • 1878 Oxford University defeats Cambridge University in their 1st golf match
  • 1884 Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins by Mahdist forces, lasts 10 months
  • 1884 US adopts Standard Time
  • 1887 Chester Greenwood of Maine patents earmuffs
  • 1888 Great Blizzard of 1888 rages
  • 1894 J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
  • 1897 San Diego State University is founded.
  • 1900 British troops occupy Bloemfontein, capital of the Orange Free State
  • 1900 In France the length of the workday for women and children is limited to 11 hours by law.
  • 1903 Fall of the Sokoto Caliphate in Northern Nigeria, the British claim supremacy of over 500,000 square miles
  • 1904 Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilean border dedicated
  • 1911 Ivan Caryll's musical "Pink Lady" premieres in NYC
  • 1911 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (Ont) 7-4
  • 1911 The Colonial-Born and Settlers Indian Association is formed at a meeting in Durban, South Africa, and has at its aim to fight the infamous 3 poll tax
  • 1912 Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Moncton (NB) in 2 games
  • 1912 Bulgaria and Serbia conclude an alliance pact ostensibly against Austria, but it secretly provides for a possible war against Turkey
  • 1913 Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures
  • 1915 Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substituted a grapefruit

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1918 Trotsky gains control of the Red Army

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1918 American Red Magen David (Jewish Red Cross) forms
  • 1918 1st NHL championship: Mont Canadiens beat Toronto Arenas, outscoring them 10-7 in a 2 game set
  • 1920 After the German government is forced to cut its army to 10,000 men, military groups plot an unsuccessful coup - a revolt ended by a general strike
  • 1921 Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China

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1922 George Bernard Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh V" premieres in NYC

  • 1922 WRR-AM in Dallas TX begins radio transmissions
  • 1922 NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators outscore Toronto St Pats, 5 to 4, in 2 games
  • 1923 Lee de Forest demonstrates his sound-on-film moving pictures (NYC)
  • 1924 German Republic day
  • 1925 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games
  • 1925 Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution
  • 1928 Rudolph Friml's musical "Three Musketeers" premieres in NYC

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1929 Bradman scores 123 Aust v England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket century

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1930 Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
  • 1933 American banks allowed to reopen after a government imposed bank holiday

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1933 Joseph Goebbels becomes Nazi Germany's Minister of Information and Propaganda

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • 1935 Driving tests introduced in Great Britain
  • 1938 Anschluss - Austria annexed by Nazi Germany
  • 1938 World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.
  • 1940 Finland-Russian cease fire signed, the Winter War ends. Finland gives up Karelische
  • 1941 A Bougne forms AGRA (Amis du Grand Reich Allemand)
  • 1942 Julia Flikke, Nurse Corps, becomes 1st woman colonel in US army
  • 1943 Baseball approves official ball (with cork & balata)

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1943 Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1943 Frank Dixon wins Knights of Columbus mile (4:09.6)
  • 1944 USSR recognizes Italian Badoglio government
  • 1945 Queen Wilhelmina returns to Netherlands
  • 1945 Sicherheitsdienst arrest Dutch resistance fighter Henry Werkman
  • 1946 Paul-Henri Spaak (Belgium Socialist Party) forms Belgium government - shortest Belgium government (ends 31 March)
  • 1947 "Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances
  • 1947 19th Academy Awards - "Best Years of Our Lives", De Havilland, March win
  • 1948 10th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Baylor 58-42
  • 1949 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman
  • 1949 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • 1950 General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record)
  • 1951 2nd Dutch government of Drees forms
  • 1951 Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany
  • 1954 Braves' Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron
  • 1954 Viet Minh General Giap opens assault on That Bien Phu
  • 1955 Bir BSD Mahendra succeeds Tribhubana as king of Nepal
  • 1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1956 NZ bowl out WI for 77 at Eden Park to score their 1st Test Cricket win

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1957 Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • 1958 Government troops land in Sumatra Indonesia
  • 1960 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1960 NFL's Chicago Cardinals moves to St Louis
  • 1960 White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players' names above number
  • 1961 Elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes pres of US Communist Party

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1961 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

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

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1961 JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1961 Landslide in USSR, kills 145
  • 1961 Old type, black & white notes cease to be legal tender
  • 1962 Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty
  • 1963 2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 236

  • 1372 Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans, brother of Charles VI of France (d. 1407)
  • 1548 Sasbout Vosmeer, Dutch Catholic theologist/apostole
  • 1585 Federico Cesi, Italian Naturalist and founder of the first modern scientific society, the Accademia dei Lincei, 1603, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1599 Johannes Berchmans, Dutch Jesuit/saint
  • 1615 Innocent XII, [Antonio Pignatelli], Pope (1691-1700)
  • 1683 John Theophilus Desaguliers, French-British philosopher (d. 1744)
  • 1696 Louis F A D Duke de Richelieu, French marshal
  • 1700 James Kent, composer
  • 1700 Michel Blavet, composer
  • 1712 Isfrid Kayser, composer
  • 1719 John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal (d. 1797)
  • 1720 Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and writer (d. 1793)
  • 1741 Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1764-90) (d. 1790)
  • 1744 David Allan, Scottish painter
  • 1746 Maurus Haberhauer, composer
  • 1763 Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, French marshal (d. 1815)
  • 1764 Charles Earl Grey, (Whig), British PM (1830-34)
  • 1767 Heinrich Domnich, composer
  • 1768 Charles Louis WJ van Keverberg, Dutch civil servant
  • 1770 Daniel Lambert, England, giant (weighed 739 lbs (334 kg) at death)
  • 1779 Oliver Shaw, composer
  • 1781 Karl F Schinkel, German architect/painter/writer (Schloss Tegel)
  • 1798 Abigail Powers Fillmore, 1st lady (1850-53)
  • 1815 James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist (d. 1911)
  • 1818 Albion Parris Howe, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1897)
  • 1820 Louis Herbert, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • 1822 Moritz Grave von Strachwitz, German poet
  • 1832 Alberto Randegger, composer
  • 1850 Emilio Serrano y Ruiz, composer

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1855 Percival "Percy" Lowell, American astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1916)

Astronomer Percival Lowell
Astronomer
Percival Lowell
  • 1858 Maximilien Luce, French painter
  • 1859 Ivo Bligh, cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83)
  • 1860 Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer (d. 1903)
  • 1862 Vasily Mikhaylovich Metallov, composer
  • 1864 Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter (d. 1941)
  • 1870 Albert Meyer, member of the Swiss Federal Council in the 1930s (d. 1953)
  • 1872 Oswald Garrison Villard, American journalist
  • 1875 Maria E G "Lizzy" Ansingh, Dutch painter (Caught Sultane)
  • 1881 Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer
  • 1883 Enrico Toselli, composer
  • 1884 Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Bluthochzeit)
  • 1884 Hugh S Walpole, NZ, novelist/playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40)
  • 1884 Oskar Loerke, German writer (Longest Day-1926)
  • 1886 Henri D Gagnebin, Swiss organist
  • 1886 John "Home Run" Baker, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series)
  • 1887 Carlos Isamitt, composer
  • 1890 Michael Taube, composer
  • 1890 Fritz Busch, German conductor (d. 1951)
  • 1892 Alec Rowley, composer
  • 1892 Janet Flanner, journalist (New Yorker)
  • 1896 Dorothy Aldis, writer
  • 1897 Marcel Thiry, Belgian poet (Statue of Fatigue)
  • 1897 William Herald, Australia, swimmer (Olympic-1920)
  • 1898 Josie Sedgwick, TX, actress (Son of Oklahoma)
  • 1899 Pancho Vladigerov, composer
  • 1899 Jan Lechoń, Polish poet (d. 1956)
  • 1899 John Van Vleck, Middletown Connecticut, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism
  • 1900 Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (d. 1981)
  • 1901 Paul Fix, Dobbs Ferry NY, actor (Rifleman)
  • 1904 Henry Iliffe Cozens, pilot
  • 1907 Mircea Eliade, religious historian (Le Yoga) [O.S. 02-28]
  • 1907 Albert Hughes Williams, teacher/historian
  • 1907 Dona Maria Pia de Braganca, pretender to the Portuguese throne
  • 1907 Frank Wilcox, DeSoto Mo, actor (John-Beverly Hillbillies)
  • 1907 Oscar Brink, latinist
  • 1908 Helen Sinclair Glatz, musician
  • 1908 Paul Stewart, actor (Top Secret USA, Deadline), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908 Walter Annenberg, publisher (Triangle-TV Guide)/Amb to GB, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1909 Gilbert Inglefield, Mayor of London (1967-68)
  • 1910 Sammy Kaye, Rocky River Ohio, orchestra leader (Sammy Kaye Show)
  • 1910 Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (d. 1985)
  • 1911 Jose Ardevol, composer
  • 1911 L[aFayette] Ron Hubbard, sci-fi writer/scientologist (Dianetics)
  • 1912 Ernst Hess, composer
  • 1912 Igor Youskevitch, dancer
  • 1912 James Friell, political cartoonist
  • 1913 Sammy Kaye, saxophonist (Swing & Sway with Sammy Kaye)

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1913 William J. Casey, American head of the CIA during the Iran-contra scandal (1981-87), born in New York City (d. 1987)

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey
  • 1913 Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor, born in Athens (d. 1985)
  • 1913 Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer
  • 1914 Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer
  • 1914 Tessie O'Shea, entertainer
  • 1914 Edward O'Hare, American pilot (d. 1943)
  • 1914 W.O. Mitchell, Canadian writer (d. 1998)
  • 1916 Corinne Boggs, political administrator
  • 1916 Lindy Boggs, (Rep-D-LA, 1973-1991), (d. 2013)
  • 1917 Ina Ray Hutton, orchestra leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1917 Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author
  • 1917 Tessie O'Shea, England, actress (Entertainers)
  • 1918 Faye Glenn Abdellan, US government official (health services)
  • 1918 George McAfee, NFL halfback (Chicago Bears)
  • 1920 Frans van der Elst, Flemish attorney/MP (Volksunie)
  • 1921 Allan Jaffee, comic strip cartoonist/illustrator (MAD Magazine)
  • 1921 Cyril Poole, cricketer (England batsman against India 1951-52)
  • 1922 Brun Smith, cricketer (NZ right-handed batsman of late 1940's)
  • 1922 Jim Rodger, sports writer
  • 1923 William F. Bolger, 65th Postmaster General of the United States (d. 1989)
  • 1925 Anthony Milner, composer
  • 1925 Bertha Tickey, Dinuba California, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973)
  • 1925 Roy Haynes, US jazz drummer (Trio Music with Chick Corea)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1804 Economist Thomas Robert Malthus (38) weds Harriet Eckersall in Bath, Somerset

Economist and Demographer Thomas Malthus
Economist and Demographer
Thomas Malthus

HeartWedding of Interest

1926 Country singer Maybelle Carter (17) weds Ezra Carter

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter

HeartWedding of Interest

1961 Pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37)

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 1994 Cuba Godding Jr (26) weds Sara Kapfer (26)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 135

  • 624 Abu Sufjan becomes Quraish chief and leader of Mecca after loss at Battle of Badr against Muslim forces
  • 1202 Mieszko III, the Elder, grand duke of Poland (1173-77, 1200-02), dies
  • 1271 Henry of Almain, English crusader (b. 1235)
  • 1395 John Barbour, Scottish poet
  • 1516 Vladislav II Jagiello, king of Bohemia (1490-1516), dies at 60
  • 1558 Jean Fernel, French physician/physiologist, dies
  • 1569 Louis Condé, French prince/co-leader of Hugenots, dies in Battle of Jarnac
  • 1573 Michel de l'Hôpital, French statesman
  • 1604 Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (b. 1537)
  • 1619 Richard Burbage, English actor (Shakespeare), dies
  • 1711 Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (b. 1636)
  • 1716 Georg Gabriel Schutz, composer, dies at 46
  • 1756 Johann Melchior Conradi, composer, dies at 81
  • 1773 Philibert Commerçon, French naturalist and explorer (b. 1727)
  • 1778 Charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701)
  • 1803 William Emes, English landscape architect (b. 1729 or 1730)
  • 1808 King Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1749)
  • 1817 Matej Sojka, composer, dies at 77
  • 1837 Nikita P Panin, Russian diplomat/min of Foreign affairs, dies at 66
  • 1839 Robert Gallenberg, composer, dies at 55
  • 1842 Henry Shrapnel, British soldier and inventor (b. 1761)
  • 1879 Adolf Anderssen, German world champ chess (1851..66), dies at 60
  • 1881 Alexander II, Tsar of Russia, assassinated at 62
  • 1884 Leland Stanford, Jr., son of American railroad magnate, Stanford University named for him (b. 1868)
  • 1890 Henry Wylde, composer, dies at 67

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1901 Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (1889-93), dies in Indianapolis at 67

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • 1903 Nicolas Beets [Hildebrand], Dutch writer (Camera Obscura), dies at 88

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1906 Susan B. Anthony, American reformer suffragette leader, dies at 85

  • 1911 Jacob M van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist/chemist, dies at 80
  • 1911 John J. Toffey, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1844)
  • 1915 Sergei J Witte, Dutch count/premier of Russia, dies at 65
  • 1918 Karel Stecker, composer, dies at 57
  • 1918 William Courtleigh, actor (Susie Snowflake), dies at 26
  • 1925 Lucille Ricksen, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 1930 Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Pembroke), dies at 77
  • 1934 Fritz Cortolezis, composer, dies at 56
  • 1938 Clarence S Darrow, Scopes Monkey Trial attorney, dies in Chicago at 80
  • 1938 Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician and intellectual (b. 1888)
  • 1941 A Coenradi, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • 1941 Bernard Ijzerdraat, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • 1941 E Hellendoorn, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • 1941 Isaak E Babel, Russian writer (Zakat, Marija), executed at 46
  • 1941 J Eyl, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • 1941 Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (b. 1881)
  • 1943 Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (b. 1898)
  • 1945 Herbert Bedford, composer, dies at 78
  • 1946 Abraham Bredius, Dutch art historian (Rembrandt), dies at 90
  • 1946 Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer, dies at 69
  • 1946 Werner von Blomberg, German minister of Reichswehr, dies at 67
  • 1949 Henri Giraud, French general (b. 1879)
  • 1951 Alfred Hugenberg, German RC pres-dir of Krupp/media magnate, dies
  • 1951 James I Wedgwood, British theosophist/Catholic bishop, dies at 67
  • 1955 Maharajadhiraja Tribhuvana Bir Bikram Yung Bahadur Shum Shere, dies
  • 1955 Yung Deva, king of Nepal (191.-55), dies at about 48
  • 1957 Lena Ashwell, Engl actress/theatrical manager (Kingsway), dies at 84
  • 1963 Austin Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1912)
  • 1964 Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, stabbed to death in Queens; almost 40 witnesses but no rescuers
  • 1965 George Calinescu, Romanian author (Lauda Lucrorilor), dies at 65
  • 1965 Corrado Gini, Italian statistician (b. 1884)
  • 1965 Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop, poet, and politician (b. 1882)
  • 1965 Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (b. 1891)
  • 1967 Frank Worrell, West indian cricketer, dies
  • 1969 Felix Locher, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies at 86
  • 1970 Rick Besoyan, composer, dies at 45
  • 1971 Piero Coppola, composer, dies at 82
  • 1971 Rockwell Kens, US artist/painter/illustrator, dies at 88
  • 1972 Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer (b. 1941)
  • 1973 Stacy Harris, actor (NOPD, Doorway to Danger), dies at 54
  • 1974 Howard St John, actor (Investigator, Dr Lewis-Hank), dies at 68
  • 1974 Janos Prohaska, actor (Andy Williams Show), dies at 52
  • 1975 Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian attorney/minister/premier, dies at 71
  • 1975 Ivo Andric, Yugoslavian author (Nemiri-Nobel 1961), dies at 82
  • 1975 Jean Del Val, actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces), dies at 83
  • 1975 Ruth Schaumann, German author/painter/sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1976 Willy Alfredo, [Willem Jue], Dutch comedian/poet, dies at 77
  • 1977 Fanie Lou Hamer, freedom fighter, dies
  • 1977 Jan Patocka, Czech philosopher, dies in prison
  • 1978 David McKinley Williams, composer, dies at 91
  • 1978 Ghulam Mustafa Guard, cricketer (3 wkts in 2 Tests for India), dies
  • 1980 Tauno Kullerve Pylkkanen, composer, dies at 61
  • 1982 Albert Weisser, composer, dies at 64
  • 1982 Wilfred Hawker, Suriname sgt-major, executed
  • 1983 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), dies at 58
  • 1983 Paul R Citroen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 86
  • 1984 Dick Whitington, journalist/cricketer (South Aust & AIF bat), dies
  • 1986 Alvaro Fayad Delgado, Colombian guerilla leader (M-19), dies
  • 1987 Bernhard Grzimek, West German zoologist, dies at 77
  • 1987 Finn Videro, composer, dies at 80
  • 1987 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud), dies at 87
  • 1988 Olive Carey, actress (Affairs With a Stranger), dies at 92
  • 1990 Bruno Bettelhelm, Austrian/US psychoanalyst, commits suicide at 86
  • 1990 Bruno Bettelheim, American psychiatrist (b. 1903)
  • 1990 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (b. 1915)
  • 1991 Cor Witschge, [Pipo the Clown], Dutch actor (Alicia), dies at 65
  • 1991 Jimmy McPartland, US, jazz cornetist, dies
  • 1992 Clarence Wright, singer, dies at 84
  • 1992 Hans Redeker, Dutch art critic (Algemeen Handelsblad), dies
  • 1993 Ralph Smith Fults, US gangster (Bonnie & Clyde gang), dies at 82
  • 1994 Danny Barker, US banjo player/guitarist (Bourbon St Black), dies at 85
  • 1994 Edward James "Murt" O'Donoghue, snooker player