On This Day for 17th March

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 188


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

45 BC In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda.

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar
  • 432 Saint Patrick, aged about 16 is captured by Irish pirates from his home in Great Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland (traditional date)
  • 455 Roman senator Petronius Maximus becomes Emperor
  • 1190 Crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England
  • 1337 Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England.

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1521 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines

  • 1526 French King Francois I freed from Spain
  • 1537 French troops invade Flanders
  • 1580 Prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam

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1658 Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered

  • 1722 Willem KH Friso appointed mayor of Drente
  • 1755 Transylvania Land Company buys Kentucky for $50,000 from a Cherokee chief
  • 1756 St. Patrick's Day is first celebrated in NYC at the Crown & Thistle Tavern
  • 1757 Prince Mas Saïd of Mataram surrenders to Mangkubumi in Java
  • 1762 1st St Patrick's Day parade in NYC
  • 1766 Britain repeals the Stamp Act
  • 1776 British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War
  • 1800 British warship Queen Charlotte catches fire; 700 die
  • 1804 Friedrich Schiller's play "Wilhelm Tell" premieres
  • 1824 Britain & Netherlands sign a trade agreement
  • 1833 Phoenix Society forms (NY)
  • 1842 Indians land in Ohio, a 12 square mile area in Upper Sandusky
  • 1845 Bristol man, Henry Jones, patents self-raising flour
  • 1845 Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London
  • 1854 1st park land purchased by a US city, Worcester, Mass
  • 1860 Japanese embassy arrives aboard Candinmarruh [sic]

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1861 Italy is unified into a single kingdom under Victor Emmanuel II following the campaigns led by Giuseppe Garibaldi

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • 1863 Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA (211 casualities)
  • 1868 Postage stamp canceling machine patent issued
  • 1870 Mass legislature authorizes incorporation of Wellesley Female Seminary
  • 1871 National Association of Professional Base-Ball players organized
  • 1876 1st record high jump over 6' (Marshall Jones Brooks)
  • 1876 Gen Crook destroy Cheyennes & Oglala-Sioux indian camps
  • 1877 Bill Midwinter completes Test Cricket's 1st 5-wkt haul, 5-78 v Eng
  • 1884 John Joseph Montgomery makes 1st glider flight, Otay, Calif
  • 1886 Carrollton Massacre (Mississippi) 20 African Americans killed
  • 1891 British Steamer "Utopia" sinks off Gibraltar killing 574
  • 1894 US & China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US
  • 1897 Bob Fitzsimmons KOs James J Corbett in 14 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1898 1st practical submarine 1st submerges, NYC (for 1 hour 40 minutes)

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1898 John Philip Holland achieves successful test runs of the first modern submarine off Staten Island

  • 1899 Windsor luxury hotel in NYC catches fire, 92 die
  • 1900 Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2
  • 1900 In South Africa, British troops relieve Mafeking, besieged by the Boers since 13 October, 1899.
  • 1901 Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in Netherlands

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1901 At a show in Paris 71 Vincent van Gogh paintings cause a sensation, 11 years after his death

  • 1902 Stanley Cup: Montreal AAA beat Winnipeg Victorias, 2 games to 1
  • 1906 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Silver 7, although both winning a game, Montreal outscores Ottawa 12-10
  • 1906 The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity is founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
  • 1908 Quickest world heavyweight title fight (Burns KOs Roche in 88 seconds)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1908 Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1910 DHC soccer team forms in Delft, Netherlands
  • 1912 Camp Fire Girls organization announced by Mrs Luther Halsey Gulick
  • 1913 The Uruguayan Air Force is founded.
  • 1917 1st exclusively women's bowling tournament begins in St Louis
  • 1917 Delta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School.

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1917 Albert Anastasia is convicted of murdering longshoreman George Turino

  • 1918 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Rosemary Beresford
  • 1918 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
  • 1919 Dutch steel workers strike for 8 hr day & minimum wages
  • 1921 Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic (London)

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1921 Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1921 Sailors revolt in Kronstadt (thousands die)
  • 1921 The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
  • 1924 Eugene O'Neill's "Welded" premieres in NYC
  • 1924 Netherlands & USSR begin talks over USSR recognition
  • 1924 Sweden & USSR exchange diplomats
  • 1926 Dutch Calvinists oust Rev J G Geelkerken over Genesis 3
  • 1926 Richard Rodgers & L Hart's musical "Girl Friend" premieres in NYC
  • 1926 Spain & Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations
  • 1927 US government doesn't sign league of Nations disarmament treaty
  • 1929 General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
  • 1929 Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid

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1931 Stalin throws Krupskaya Lenin out of Central Committee

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin

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1932 German police raid Hitler's Nazi headquarter

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

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1934 Dollfuss, Mussolini & Gombos sign Donau Pact (protocols of Rome)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1935 KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa call sign is given to KWCR
  • 1939 Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945): The Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and the Japanese breaks out.
  • 1942 Bełżec Concentration Camp opens with the transport of 30,000 Lublin Polish Jews

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1942 Gen Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander

WW2 General Douglas MacArthur
WW2 General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1943 Aldemarin (Ned) & Fort Cedar Lake (US) torpedoed & sinks
  • 1943 F Hugh Herbert's "Kiss & Tell" premieres in NYC
  • 1943 Physician Willem J Kolff performs the world's first 'hemodialysis' using his artificial kidney machine, however the treatment is unsuccessful and the patient dies, the Netherlands
  • 1945 Allied ships bomb North-Sumatra
  • 1950 Belgian government of Gaston Eyskens resigns due to constitutional crisis
  • 1950 Element 98 (Californium) announced
  • 1951 Government of Drees takes power
  • 1951 Test Cricket debut of Brian Statham, England v NZ at Christchurch
  • 1953 Bill Veeck says he will sell his 80% of St Louis Browns for $2,475M
  • 1953 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1953 WBAY TV channel 2 in Green Bay, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WWLP TV channel 22 in Springfield, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1955 After Maurice Richard is suspended for the remainder of the season, riots break out in Montreal. 37 people are injured and over 100 are arrested. The following morning, Richard goes on the radio to ask citizens to stop vandalizing the city.

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 1956 8th Emmy Awards: Ed Sullivan Show, Phil Silvers Show & Lucy Ball win
  • 1957 Dutch ban on Sunday driving lifted

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1957 Presidential plane crashes on Mt. Manunggal in Cebu, Philippines killing 25 including Filipino President Ramon Magsaysay

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • 1958 Navy launches Vanguard 1 into orbit (2nd US), measures Earth shape
  • 1959 Australia & USSR restore diplomatic relations

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1960 Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1960 WSLA (now WAKA) TV channel 8 in Selma, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 243

  • 1231 Emperor Shijō of Japan (d. 1242)
  • 1473 James IV, King of Scots (1488-1513)
  • 1578 Francesco Albana, Ital painter (Mary's Ascension)
  • 1628 Daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
  • 1664 Georg Osterreich, composer
  • 1675 Petrus Laurentius Wockenfuss, composer
  • 1676 Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (d. 1732)
  • 1685 Jean-Marc Nattier, French portrait painter
  • 1725 Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (d. 1806)
  • 1746 Jan David Holland, composer
  • 1777 Roger Brooke Taney, Calvert Md, 5th Chief Justice (Dred Scott dec)
  • 1780 Thomas Chalmers, 1st moderator (Free Church of Scotland 1843-47)
  • 1781 Dominique J de Eerens, governor-general of Neth Indies
  • 1781 Ebenezer Elliott, British Poet. Know as the "Corn Law Rhymer'" (d. 1849)
  • 1787 George Simon Ohm, physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)
  • 1789 Edmund Kean, tragic actor (Shylock), born in London, England
  • 1804 James Bridger, scout/fur trader/mountain man par excellance
  • 1820 Patrick Edward Connor, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1820 Jean Ingelow, English poet (d. 1897)
  • 1825 Rodolphe Bresdin, French cartoonist/lithographer (Le Bon Samaritain)
  • 1826 Oskar Peschel, German journalist/geography (Volkerkunder)
  • 1828 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1832 Moncure Daniel Conway, US, abolitionist (Life of Thomas Paine)
  • 1832 Walter Quintin Gresham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1834 Gottlieb Daimler, Germany, engineer/inventor/designed 1st motorcycle
  • 1839 Josef Rheinberger, Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer (Munich Conser)
  • 1846 Kate Greenaway, England, artist/book illustrator (Under the Window)
  • 1848 Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer
  • 1856 Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (d. 1910)
  • 1862 Silvio Gesell, Belgian economist (d. 1930)
  • 1866 Pierce Butler, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1939)
  • 1870 Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (d. 1951)
  • 1872 Billy Quaife, cricketer (England batsman 1899-1902)
  • 1873 Chard Somerset, 1st woman Cabinet minister (1929-31)
  • 1873 Margaret Bondfield, British politician and 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour), born in Chard (d. 1953)
  • 1874 Kincsem, horse that never lost a race
  • 1874 Stephen Samuel Wise, US, pres of Zionist Org of America
  • 1876 Frederic Ayers, composer
  • 1877 Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (People/Nutcracker)
  • 1880 Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer
  • 1880 Sir Patrick Hastings, British barrister (d. 1952)
  • 1880 Lawrence Oates, English army officer and Antarctic explorer (d. 1912)
  • 1881 Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Less bror Harris)
  • 1881 Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1883 Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923)
  • 1884 Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1934)
  • 1886 Princess Patricia of Connaught, British princess (d. 1974)
  • 1887 Ben Sajet, Dutch physician/politician
  • 1888 Frank Buck, actor (Africa Screams, Tiger Queen, Tiger Fangs)
  • 1888 Paul Ramadier, French politician (d. 1961)
  • 1890 Harold Morris, composer
  • 1892 Sayed Darwish, composer
  • 1892 Benjamin Drake Van Wissen, Australian Engineer (d. 1984)
  • 1894 Paul Green, US, novelist/playwright (In Abraham's Bosom)
  • 1895 Shemp Howard, Bkln, comedian (3 Stooges, Bank Dick) [or 1891]
  • 1897 Jozef C. Mazur, American stained glass artist and painter (d. 1970)
  • 1900 Alfred Newman, composer (Love is a Many Splendored Thing), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1901 Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan (Nobel 1974)

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1902 Bobby Jones Jr, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • 1906 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], actress (Gloria, Gold), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1906 Michael O'Shea, actor (Denny-It's a Great Life), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1906 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1997)
  • 1907 Jan M J van Houtte, premier Belgium (1952-54)
  • 1907 Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (d. 1991)
  • 1908 Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [OS=Mar 4]
  • 1908 Radie Britain, composer
  • 1908 Brigitte Helm, German actress (d. 1996)
  • 1909 Patrick Reilly, Ootacamund, India, British diplomat
  • 1910 Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader
  • 1911 Raffaele d' Alessandro, composer
  • 1911 Patrick Maitland, 17th Earl of Lauderdale, Scottish Unionist politician

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1914 Sammy Baugh, American NFL hall of fame quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Temple, Texas (d. 2008)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • 1915 Hans Namuth, German/US photographer (Todos Santos, Guatemala)
  • 1915 William Roycroft, Austria, equestrian 3 day (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • 1915 Henry Bumstead, American art director (d. 2006)
  • 1916 Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)
  • 1917 Arthur Basil Cotle, medievalist
  • 1917 Brian Boydell, composer
  • 1918 D Arendo, [Arend Honhoff], Dutch pianist/composer (Eleonora)
  • 1918 Mercedes McCambridge, actress (All the King's Men), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1918 Wilhelmus M J Russell, Dutch attorney/Member of 1st chamber (KVP/CDA)
  • 1919 Hank Sauer, baseball player (NL MVP 1952)

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1919 Nat "King" Cole, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), born in Montgomery, Alabama

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • 1920 John La Montaine, Oak Park Ill, composer (Pulitzer 1959), (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Mick Harvey, cricketer (in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire)
  • 1922 Megan Bull, British head mistress (Holloway Jail)
  • 1922 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding Leader of Bangladesh (d. 1975)
  • 1924 Stephen Dodgson, composer
  • 1925 G M Hughes, British zoologist
  • 1925 Jerome Lejeune, physiologist
  • 1925 Gabriele Ferzetti, Italian film and stage actor
  • 1926 Siegfried Lenz, German writer (Ein Kriegsende)
  • 1927 Kenneth S Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist
  • 1927 Maurice Ingvar Karkoff, composer
  • 1927 Nancy Sheehan, writer
  • 1927 Patrick Allen, Malawi, actor (Roman Holiday, Dial "M" for Murder)
  • 1927 Sulkhan Ivanovich Nasidze, composer
  • 1928 Edino Krieger, composer
  • 1928 William John McKeag, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • 1930 James Benson Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1905 Eleanor Roosevelt (20) marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (23) later 32nd US President in New York, & given away by her uncle, 26th President Theodore Roosevelt

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

HeartWedding of Interest

1944 Actor Charlton Heston weds Lydia Clarke

  • 1955 Erotic writer Anaïs Nin marries actor Rupert Pole at Quartzsite, Arizona, while still married to her first husband

HeartWedding of Interest

1961 Actor Christopher Lee (38) weds actress Gitte Lee (25)

HeartWedding of Interest

1966 The Who drummer Keith Moon (19) weds model Kim Kerrigan (18) at Brent Registry Office

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon

HeartWedding of Interest

1967 Novelist Alice Walker (23) weds civil rights lawyer Melvyn Leventhal in New York City

Novelist Alice Walker
Novelist
Alice Walker

HeartWedding of Interest

1979 Actor Kurt Russell (28) weds actress Season Hubley (28)

HeartWedding of Interest

2001 NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning (24) weds Ashley Thompson in Memphis, Tennessee

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • 2006 Publicist Lizzie Grubman (35) weds Chris Stern in New York

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2008 Musician Paul McCartney (65) divorces former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (40) on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 142

  • 45 BC Titus Labienus, Roman leader

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180 Antonius Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, dies at 58

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Roman Emperor
Marcus Aurelius
  • 461 Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, dies in Saul (according to legend),
  • 659 Gertrude of Nivelles, Belgian abbess, patron saint of travellers, dies at about 32
  • 1040 Harold Harefoot (Harold I), King of England (1035-40), dies
  • 1058 King Lulach I of Scotland
  • 1199 Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow
  • 1272 Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (b. 1220)
  • 1425 Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (b. 1407)
  • 1516 Giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence, dies at 37
  • 1565 Alexander Ales [Alesius], Scottish theologian of the school of Augsburg, dies at 64
  • 1588 Petrus Dathenus, Flemish minister/physician (Psalms of David), dies
  • 1605 Pieter Bast, [Bastius], Dutch engraver/cartographer, dies at about 34
  • 1640 Philip Massinger, dramatist, dies
  • 1649 Gerardus Johannis Vossius, [Gerrit Vos], Dutch regent, dies at 71
  • 1649 Gabriel Lallemant, French Jesuit missionary, one of the Canadian Martyrs (b. 1610)
  • 1653 Johan van Galen, admiral (battle of Livorno), dies in battle at 48
  • 1680 Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld, writer, dies
  • 1704 Menno baron van Coehoorn, fort builder/Coevorden/howitzer, dies at 63
  • 1713 Juraj Jánošík, famous Slovak outlaw [b. 1688)
  • 1715 Gilbert Burnet, Scottish Bishop of Salisbury (b. 1643)
  • 1741 Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (b. 1671)
  • 1764 George Parker, English astronomer, dies
  • 1782 Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (b. 1700)
  • 1796 Pieter Paulus, lawyer/Dutch CEO (National Convention), dies at 41
  • 1801 Juan de Sesse y Balaguer, composer, dies at 64
  • 1803 Candido Jose Ruano, composer, dies at 42
  • 1806 David Dale, industrialist & philanthropist, dies
  • 1830 Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal (b. 1764)
  • 1846 Friedrich W Bessel, German astronomer (Bessel Functions), dies at 61
  • 1849 William II King of the Netherlands (1840-49), dies at 56

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1853 Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist, dies at 49

  • 1855 Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, composer, dies at 65
  • 1857 Adolph Trube, composer, dies at 42
  • 1861 Petter Conrad Boman, composer, dies at 56
  • 1862 Fromental Halevy, [Elie Levy], French opera composer, dies at 62
  • 1863 John Pelham, US Confederate artillery major, dies in battle at 24
  • 1864 Alexandre Calamo, Swiss painter/etcher/lithographer, dies at 53
  • 1889 Joseph A Alberdingk Thijm, [Pauwels Foreestier], poet, dies at 68
  • 1891 Napoleon JKP Bonaparte, French prince/member Natl Convention, dies at 68
  • 1893 Jules Ferry, French statesman (b. 1832)
  • 1898 Blanche Kelso Bruce, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881), dies at 57, in Washington
  • 1901 Franz Melde, German physicist (Melde Test), dies at 69
  • 1902 George William Warren, composer, dies at 73
  • 1906 Carlos Calvo, Argentina diplomat (Calvo Clause), dies at 82
  • 1910 Joaquin Valverde, composer, dies at 64
  • 1915 Walter Crane, English painter/cartoonist/illustrator, dies at 69
  • 1927 James Scott Skinner, composer, dies at 83
  • 1933 Ferdinand Von Alten, actor (Champagne), dies at 48
  • 1941 Isaak E Babel, writer, dies at 46
  • 1941 Isaak Emmanuilovich Babel, Rus writer (Crvena Konjica), executed at 46
  • 1941 Joachim Schepke, German commandant (U-100), dies in battle
  • 1941 Marguerite Nichols, American actress (b. 1895)
  • 1946 Dai Li, Chinese spymaster (b. 1897)
  • 1949 Felix Bressart, actor (Escape, Ninotchka, Iceland), dies at 54
  • 1949 Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (b. 1882)
  • 1953 Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta, composer, dies at 73
  • 1954 Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor, dies at 88
  • 1956 Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), dies at 61

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1956 Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist (Nobel laureate 1935) and daughter of Marie Curie, dies at 58

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie

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1957 Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines, dies in a plane crash at 49

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • 1959 Raffaele d' Alessandro, composer, dies on 48th birthday
  • 1961 Susanna Salter, 1st US female mayor/temperance leader, dies at 101
  • 1962 Frank Orth, actor (Boston Blackie, The Brothers), dies at 82
  • 1963 William Henry Squire, composer, dies at 91
  • 1965 Almos Alonzo Stagg, football coach (U of Chic), dies in California at 102
  • 1965 Quentin Reynolds, newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI), dies at 62
  • 1966 Walter Lang, composer, dies at 69
  • 1967 Frank Wisbar, director (Fireside Theater), dies at 67
  • 1967 Richard Reeves, actor (Murph-Date With an Angel), dies at 54
  • 1970 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Chaud et Frois), dies at 83
  • 1971 Ernst Bachmeister, writer, dies
  • 1972 Manny Martindale, cricketer (10 Tests for WI, 34 wickets), dies
  • 1973 Geertruida M W "Truus" Bakker, Dutch actress (2 Orphans), dies at 81
  • 1974 Carroll Nye, actor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 72
  • 1974 Louis I Kahn, Estonia/US architect, dies at about 73
  • 1976 Luchino Visconti di Modrone, It director (Terra Diaeresis), dies at 69
  • 1978 George Dickinson, cricketer (8 wickets in 3 Tests for NZ), dies
  • 1979 Merv Inverarity, cricketer (father of John WA player 1925-40), dies
  • 1980 Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (Vrai Visage de la Paix), dies at 68
  • 1981 Paul Dean, American baseball player (b. 1913)
  • 1982 Hans ter Laag, Dutch sound technician, murdered in El Salvador
  • 1982 Jan Kuiper, Dutch news editor (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
  • 1982 Joop Willemsen, Dutch cameraman, murdered in El Salvador
  • 1982 Koos Koster, Dutch newscaster (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
  • 1983 Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1985 Dattu Phadkar, cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies
  • 1986 Hal Buckley, actor (John Quincy-OK Crackerby), dies at 49
  • 1987 Santo Trafficante, Jr., American gangster (b. 1914)
  • 1988 Reg Sinfield, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1938), dies
  • 1988 Nikolas Asimos, Greek counter-culture composer and singer (b. 1949)
  • 1989 Merritt Butrick, actor (Shy People, Wired to Kill), dies of AIDS at 29
  • 1990 Capucine, French actress and fashion model (The Pink Panther), dies of suicide at 62
  • 1990 Rick Grech, rocker (Blind Faith, Traffic), dies at 44
  • 1992 Charles Rea, British actor (Ipcress File), dies at 69
  • 1992 George Lovi, US columnist (Sky & Telescope's "Ramblings"), dies
  • 1992 Grace Stafford Lantz, cartoon voice (Woody Woodpecker), dies at 87
  • 1992 Jack Arnold, actor/dir (Sid Caeser Special, Emmy 1967), dies at 75
  • 1993 Helen Hayes, actress (Airport), dies of congestive heart failure at 92
  • 1993 Laadi Flici, Algerian MP, murdered