On This Day for 15th March

Historical Events

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44 BC Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar
Roman Senator Gaius Cassius
Roman Senator
Gaius Cassius
  • 221 Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu-Han and claims his legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty.
  • 351 Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
  • 493 Theodorik the Great beats Odoaker of Italy
  • 933 Battle at Riade: German King Henry I beats Magyaren
  • 1311 Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
  • 1360 French attack English south coast, raiding Winchelsea
  • 1382 Conservative "Popolo Grasso" regain power in Florence Italy
  • 1391 Jew-hating Monk in Seville Spain stirs up people to attack Jews

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1493 Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his 1st New World voyage

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1545 First meeting of the Council of Trent.
  • 1560 Failed assault on royal palace in Amboise, France
  • 1562 General Francois de Guise enters Paris

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1580 Spanish king Philip II puts 25,000 gold coins on head of prince Willem of Orange

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II

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1672 King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence

  • 1729 Sister St Stanislas Hachard, 1st American nun, takes her vows, N Orleans
  • 1744 French King Louis XV declares war on Britain
  • 1778 Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island discovered by Captain Cook
  • 1781 Battle of Guilford Court House, SC (British suffer heavy losses)

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1783 In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'etat never takes place.

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1812 1st Russian settlement in California, Russian River
  • 1820 Maine admitted as 23rd state of the Union
  • 1827 Freedom's Journal, 1st Black newspaper, publishes
  • 1827 University of Toronto is chartered
  • 1848 A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
  • 1855 Louisiana establishes 1st health board to regulate quarantine
  • 1862 Gen John Hunt Morgan begins 4 days of raids near Gallatin, TN
  • 1864 Red River Campaign-Union forces reach Alexandria, LA
  • 1867 Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university
  • 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st pro baseball team
  • 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings beat Antioch 41-7
  • 1875 1st US cardinal (John McCloskey) invested
  • 1877 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket, Australia v England at MCG
  • 1885 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Lesson Djinns"
  • 1887 1st salaried fish & game warden (William Alden Smith in Michigan)
  • 1889 6 US & German warships perish in harbor of Apia Samoa, 200 die
  • 1892 1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (NYC)
  • 1892 NY State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)
  • 1897 1st indoor fly casting tournament opens, at Madison Square Garden
  • 1901 Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race Mar 16th
  • 1903 After years of fighting between the British and the rebellious Africans, the British claim supremacy over 500,000 square miles, thus controlling all northern Nigeria
  • 1906 Britons Rolls, Royce & Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd
  • 1907 Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote
  • 1908 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Rapsodie Espagnole"

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1912 Pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511 wins

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

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1913 1st US presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1913 Cleveland establishes 1st small claims court
  • 1916 Dutch merchant ship Tubantia torpedoed by German submarine & sinks in North Sea
  • 1916 Gen Pershing and 15,000 troops chase Villa into Mexico; they stay 10 for 10 months
  • 1916 University of Gent goes under Dutch control

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1917 [OS Mar 2] Nicholas II, the last Russian Tsar abdicates & nominates his brother Grand Duke Michael to succeed him

  • 1919 American Legion forms (Paris)
  • 1922 1st southern radio station begins (WSB, Atlanta Georgia)
  • 1922 France, which up until now has insisted on currency for all WWI reparation payments from Germany, now accepts raw materials as payment

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1923 Lenin is hit with his 3rd stroke

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1926 Belgium's "black monday", franc falls

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1928 Benito Mussolini modifies Italy electoral system (abolishes right to choose)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1930 1st seaplane glider flown, Port Washington, NY
  • 1930 1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched
  • 1933 NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation & discrimination
  • 1934 US Information Service opens
  • 1935 George Headley completes 270 in cricket v England at Kingston
  • 1937 1st blood bank forms (Chicago IL)
  • 1937 1st state contraceptive clinic opens (Raleigh NC)

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1939 Hitler occupies Bohemia & Moravia (Czechoslovakia); Slovakia independent

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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1940 Hermann Goering says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1941 Blizzard in ND kills 151
  • 1943 Allied reconnaissance flight over Java
  • 1943 Red Army evacuates Kharkov
  • 1944 Italian town of Cassino destroyed by Allied bombing

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1945 17th Academy Awards - "Going My Way", Bing Crosby & Ingrid Bergman win

Actress Ingrid Bergman
Actress
Ingrid Bergman
Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1945 Bert Shepard (1 legged WW II vet) tries out as a pitcher for Senators
  • 1945 Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1)
  • 1945 Catholic University of Nijmegen reopens
  • 1945 Dodgers open spring training at Bear Mountain NY

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1946 British Prime Minister Clement Attlee agrees with India's right to independence

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • 1947 John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in US Navy

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1948 Bradman scores 115 for the Australian cricket team v Western Australia

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1948 Sir Laurence Olivier on the cover of LIFE magazine
  • 1948 WCAU TV channel 10 in Philadelphia, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WICU TV channel 12 in Erie, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WLWD (now WDTN) TV channel 2 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Consul" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances
  • 1950 NYC hires Dr Wallace E Howell as its official "rainmaker"
  • 1951 Persia nationalizes Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
  • 1952 "2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 performances
  • 1952 Greatest 24-hr rainfall begins: 187 cm at La Reunion, Indian Ocean
  • 1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1953 West Germany loses in soccer to Netherlands, 2-1

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1954 "CBS Morning Show" premieres with Walter Cronkite & Jack Paar

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 1954 WSJV TV channel 28 in Elkhart-South Bend, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 Dutch 2nd Chamber requires TV licenses
  • 1955 US Air Force unveils self-guided missile
  • 1955 WLEX TV channel 18 in Lexington, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 "My Fair Lady" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 performances
  • 1956 Whipper Billy Watson beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA champion
  • 1957 3rd nation to explode a nuclear bomb (Britain)
  • 1958 "Body Beautiful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • 1958 KULR TV channel 8 in Billings, MT (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

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1958 Oscar Robertson of Cin scores a NCAA midwest region-record 56 pts

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 270


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270 Saint Nicholas [Nikolaos of Myra], Patara Asia Minor, Greek Bishop (Santa Claus)

Christian Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra Saint Nicholas
Christian Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra
Saint Nicholas
  • 938 Romanos II, Byzantine emperor (d. 963)
  • 1275 Margaret Plantagenet, English princess (d. 1318)
  • 1455 Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1532)
  • 1493 Anne Pierre Adrien duke of Montmorency, marshal of France
  • 1591 Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1660)
  • 1638 Shunzhi Emperor of China
  • 1666 George Bähr, German architect (Frauenkirche, Dresden) (d. 1738)
  • 1678 Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop
  • 1713 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, astronomer who mapped the So Hemisphere
  • 1733 Johann Zoffany, German painter, baptized
  • 1750 Caroline Herschel, astronomer/discoverer
  • 1754 Silvestro Palma, composer

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1767 Andrew Jackson, Carolinas, General/(D) 7th US President (1829-37)

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1779 William Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41)
  • 1779 Lord Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, (d. 1848)
  • 1790 Nicola Vaccai, composer
  • 1790 Ludwig Immanuel Magnus, German mathematician (d. 1861)
  • 1791 Charles Knight, English publisher (d. 1873)
  • 1801 Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer
  • 1808 Gaetano Gaspari, composer
  • 1809 Joseph Jenkins Roberts, 1st President of Liberia
  • 1809 Karl Josef von Hefele, German theologian (d. 1893)
  • 1810 Aernout Drost, Dutch literary (Hermingard van de Eikenterpen)
  • 1811 Robert Allen, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1886)
  • 1813 John Snow, English epidemiologist (d. 1858)
  • 1818 Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (d. 1924)
  • 1821 William Milligan, Scottish theologian (d. 1892)
  • 1821 Eduard Heine, German mathematician (d. 1881)
  • 1821 Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian scientist (d. 1895)
  • 1824 Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising)
  • 1824 Jules Chevalier, French priest (d. 1907)
  • 1830 Paul von Heyse, Germany, writer (Nobel 1910)
  • 1830 Élisée Reclus, French geographer (d. 1905)
  • 1831 Edward Aylesworth Perry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1831 Daniel Comboni, Italian missionary (d. 1881)
  • 1835 Eduard Strauss, Austria, composer (318 Dance)
  • 1835 John Henrie Kagi, American abolitionist (d. 1859)
  • 1836 Henrique Alves de Mesquita, composer
  • 1838 Alice Cunningham Fletcher, ethnologist (Stranger in Her Native Land)
  • 1838 Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (d. 1889)
  • 1844 Bransby Cooper, cricketer (in Dhaka Batsman in Australia's 1st Test)
  • 1851 Jozef Surzynski, composer
  • 1852 Augusta Gregory, Ireland, playwright/poet/Yates mistress
  • 1854 Emil Adolf von Behring, German physician; Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
  • 1858 Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding)
  • 1864 Johan Halvorsen, composer
  • 1864 Leslie Stuart, composer
  • 1866 Matthew Charlton, Australian politician (d. 1948)
  • 1866 Johan Vaaler, Norwegian inventor (d. 1910)
  • 1867 Lionel Pigot Johnson, England, poet/critic (Ireland & Other Poems)
  • 1867 Will Rossiter, composer
  • 1868 Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)
  • 1869 Stanisław Wojciechowski, President of Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1871 Betsy van den Arend, Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs)
  • 1873 David Vaughan Thomas, composer
  • 1873 Lee Shubert, producer (theatres in NY & LA named after him)
  • 1874 Harold L Ickes, social activist, New Deal politician
  • 1874 Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
  • 1878 Hanson Carter, cricketer (Yorkshire Aussie WK of early 20th century)
  • 1878 Rezā Shāh Pahlavi [Rezā Khan], Shah of Iran (1925-41)
  • 1879 Gerrit J Heering, Dutch theologist (Fall of Christianity)
  • 1882 Jim Lightbody, American runner (d. 1953)
  • 1884 Rudolf Piskacek, composer
  • 1887 Marjorie Merriweather Post, American socialite and businesswoman (d. 1973)
  • 1892 James Basevi Ord, US army officer (d. 1938)
  • 1894 Slava Vorlova, composer
  • 1897 Jackson Scholz, American runner (d. 1986)
  • 1899 George Brent, American film actor (d. 1979)
  • 1900 Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer
  • 1901 Colin McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1901 J Pat O'Malley, England, actor (Touch of Grace, Gunn, Star!)
  • 1901 Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader
  • 1902 Kitty Masters, actress
  • 1904 George Brent, actor (42nd St, Jezebel), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1905 Berthold Schenck von Stauffenberg, attempted to assassinate Hitler
  • 1905 Joe E Ross, comedian (Gunther Toody-Car 54, Ritzik-Phil Silvers Show)
  • 1907 Jimmy McPartland, jazz trumpeteer/actor (Magic Horn)
  • 1907 Paul Maxey, Wheaton Ill, actor (Matt-Lassie, Mayor-People's Choice)
  • 1907 Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)
  • 1910 An Rutgers van der Loeff-Basenau, children book writer (Skating Race)
  • 1912 Duncan Stuart Wilson-MacDonald, fighter pilot

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1912 Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, Texas, blues stylist (Ball of Twine)

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • 1912 Louis Paul Boon, Flemish writer (Kapellekensbaan)
  • 1913 Lex Goudsmit, Dutch actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • 1913 MacDonald Carey, Sioux City Iowa, actor (One Life to Live, Dream Girl)
  • 1913 Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
  • 1914 Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (d. 1985)
  • 1915 David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris)
  • 1915 Richard Ward, Glenside Pa, actor (Beacon Hill)
  • 1915 Joe E. Ross, American actor and comedian (d. 1982)
  • 1916 Geert Lubberhuizen, publisher (Busy Bee)
  • 1916 Harry James, Albany Ga, trumpeter (married to Betty Grable)
  • 1916 Fadil Hoxha, Yugoslav politician (d. 2001)
  • 1918 Janet Leach, potter
  • 1918 Richard Ellmann, US, literary scholar/writer (Oscar Wilde)
  • 1918 Punch Imlach, Canadian hockey coach and general manager (d. 1987)
  • 1919 John Gregson, actor (Gideon CID, Shirley's World), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1919 Lawrence Tierney, actor (Abduction, Dillinger), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1920 Ranganandhan Francis, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)

Famous Weddings

  • 1964 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (32) marries for the 5th time to actor Richard Burton (38)

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2010 Stand-up comedian and writer Sacha Baron Cohen (40) weds actress Isla Fisher (36) in Paris, France

Comedian/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen
Comedian/Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen
Actress Isla Fisher
Actress
Isla Fisher
  • 2014 "Today" show anchor Savannah Guthrie (42) weds public relations Michael Feldman (45) at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain Resort in Tucson, Arizona

Famous Deaths

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44 BC Julius Caesar, Roman military and political figure, is stabbed to death at 55

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar
  • 220 Cao Cao, King of Wei (b. 155)
  • 493 Odiaker (Odoacer), German army leader/King of Italy (476-93), murdered
  • 752 Zachary, Greek/Italian Pope (741-52), dies [or Mar 22]
  • 963 Romanus II, Byzantine emperor (959-63), dies at 25
  • 1145 Pope Lucius II
  • 1311 Walter V of Brienne, Duke of Athens at the Battle of Halmyros
  • 1575 Annibale Padovano, Italian composer (b. 1527)
  • 1670 John Davenport, Connecticut pioneer (b. 1597)
  • 1673 Salvatore Rosa, Italian painter (Baroque)/poet/music/actor, dies at 57
  • 1701 Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer (b. 1624)
  • 1711 Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (b. 1645)
  • 1723 Johann C Gunther, writer, dies at 27
  • 1731 Adolf H van Rechteren, Dutch diplomat/politician, dies at 75
  • 1820 Clemens Maria Hofbauer, patron saint of Vienna (b. 1751
  • 1842 Maria Luigi C Z S Cherubini, Italian composer (Dies Irae), dies at 81
  • 1849 Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, Italian cardinal and linguist (b. 1774)
  • 1880 Jan K J de Jonge, Dutch historian, dies at 51
  • 1881 Emory Upton, US Union gen-maj (Selma), commits suicide at 42
  • 1883 Karol Studzinski, composer, dies at 55
  • 1889 Melville Reuben Bissell, American inventor of the carpet sweeper, dies of pneumonia at 45
  • 1891 Théodore de Banville, French writer (b. 1823)
  • 1891 Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (b. 1819)
  • 1898 Henry Bessemer, English metallurgist (b. 1813)
  • 1905 Arnold Kerdijk, Dutch liberal/founder (Social Weekly), dies at 60
  • 1905 B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norwegian author (Paa St Jorgen), dies at 58
  • 1906 Alfred Gilpin Jones, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06), dies at 81
  • 1918 Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte, composer, dies at 82
  • 1918 Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer, dies at 24
  • 1918 Lili Boulanger, composer, dies at 24
  • 1929 Pine-Top Smith, jazz pianist (Boogie Woogie Piano), dies at 24
  • 1930 Antonio Beltramelli, writer, dies at 51

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1934 Davidson Black, Paleoanthropologist, dies while working alone during the night, in Beijing, China at 49

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Paleoanthropologist
Davidson Black
  • 1937 H. P. Lovecraft, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales), dies at 46
  • 1938 Edmund Tylecote, cricketer (England keeper in 6 Tests 1882-86), dies
  • 1940 Alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies
  • 1941 Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter (b. 1864)
  • 1942 Alexander van Zemlinsky, Austrian and US composer (African Dance), dies at 70
  • 1944 Otto von Below, German commandant (WW I), dies at 86
  • 1945 Herman B Wiardi Beckman, Dutch MP (SDAP), dies at 41
  • 1951 John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-born astronomer (b. 1889)
  • 1954 Arthur Fickenscher, composer, dies at 82
  • 1957 Ernst Nobs, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1886)
  • 1959 Lester Young, American musician (b. 1909)
  • 1962 Sam Wren, actor (Wren's Nest), dies at 64
  • 1964 Paul Cavanagh, actor (Black Arrow, Woman in Green), dies at 75
  • 1966 Abe Saperstein, founder (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 63
  • 1966 Heinrich Lemacher, composer, dies at 74
  • 1969 Miles Malleson, actor/writer (Postman's Knock), dies at 80
  • 1970 Josef Martin Bauer, writer, dies at 68
  • 1970 Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72
  • 1971 Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (b. 1948)
  • 1972 Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter (b. 1910)
  • 1973 Carl Benton Reid, actor (Burke's Law), dies at 82
  • 1975 Antonino Rocca, professional wrestler/sportscaster, dies at 49
  • 1975 Aristotle S Onassis, Greek shipping magnate, dies at 69
  • 1977 Kamal Joemblat, Lebanese politician, murdered
  • 1977 Antonino Rocca, Argentine professional wrestler
  • 1977 Hubert Aquin, Quebec novelist, political activist and editor (b. 1929)
  • 1981 René Clair, French film director (b. 1898)
  • 1983 Jose Luis Sert, Spanish-US architect/urban developer, dies at 80
  • 1983 Rebecca West, English writer (b. 1892)
  • 1985 Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (b. 1921)
  • 1987 Sterling W Cole, (Rep-R-NY), dies at 82

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1988 Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet Major General and spy for the CIA, executed at 66

Soviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri Polyakov
Soviet General and Cold War Spy
Dmitri Polyakov
  • 1989 Muhammad Jameel Didi, Maldivian poet (b. 1915)
  • 1990 Tom Harmon, NFL tail back (Heisman Trophy), dies at 70
  • 1990 Farzad Bazoft, Iranian-born journalist (hanged) (b. 1958)
  • 1990 Tom Harmon, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1919)
  • 1991 Budd [Lawrence] Freeman, US jazz saxophonist (Eel), dies at 84
  • 1991 Eileen Sedgwick, silent film actress (Hot Heels), dies at 93
  • 1992 Helen Deutsch, screenwriter, dies of natural causes
  • 1992 Jack Washburn, actor (Black Orchid), dies after long illness at 64
  • 1992 Vanessa Lee, actress (Split), dies at 71
  • 1993 Anthony Bowles, music writer (Jesus Christ Superstar), dies at 61
  • 1993 Dennis Gregory, actor (Village of the Damn), dies of pneumonia at 40
  • 1993 Ricardo M Arias Espinosa, president of Panama (1955-56), dies
  • 1994 Mae Zetterling, Swedish actress (Night Games), dies at 68

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1995 Florence Chadwick, American swimmer, dies at 86

  • 1995 Carlos Menem Jr, son of Argentine pres, dies at 26
  • 1996 Helen Chadwick, artist, dies at 42
  • 1996 Olga Rudge, violinist, dies at 100
  • 1996 Roswell Leavitt Gilpatric, lawyer/diplomat, dies at 89
  • 1997 Gail Davis, (Annie Oakley), dies at 72
  • 1997 Victor Vasarely, Hungarian painter (b. 1906)

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1998 Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and writer, dies at 94

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock
  • 2001 Ann Sothern, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2003 Dame Thora Hird, British actress (b. 1911)
  • 2003 Paul Stojanovich, Reality TV pioneer (b. 1956)
  • 2004 William "Bill" Pickering, New Zealand-born space scientist at NASA, dies at 93
  • 2004 John Pople, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)
  • 2005 Bob Bellear, Australian judge (b. 1944)
  • 2005 Shoji Nishio, Japanese martial artist (b. 1927)
  • 2006 George Rallis, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1918)
  • 2006 Red Storey, Canadian football player and hockey referee (b. 1918)
  • 2007 Charles Harrelson, American hitman and father of Woody Harrelson (b. 1938)
  • 2007 Bowie Kuhn, American commissioner of baseball (b. 1926)
  • 2007 Stuart Rosenberg, American film and television director (b. 1927)
  • 2008 Vytautas Kernagis, Lithuanian singer, TV shows announcer (b. 1951)
  • 2008 Mikey Dread, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)