On This Day for 18th March

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 214


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37 Roman Senate annuls Tiberius' will and proclaims Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (aka Caligula = Little Boots) emperor

3rd Roman Emperor Caligula
3rd Roman Emperor
Caligula
Roman Emperor Tiberius
Roman Emperor
Tiberius
  • 417 St Zosimus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 731 St Gregory III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1123 1st Latern Council (9th ecumenical council) opens in Rome, agreements of the Concordat of Worms ratified
  • 1167 Battle of El-Babein, Egypt: Franks under Amalrik vs Syrians
  • 1184 Battle of Ichi-no-Tani near Kobe, Japan
  • 1190 Crusaders kill 57 Jews in Bury St Edmunds, England
  • 1229 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II crowns himself King of Jerusalem
  • 1241 Kraków is ravaged by Mongols.
  • 1314 Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake.
  • 1325 According to legend, Tenochtitlan is founded on this date. The event is depicted on the Mexican coat of arms.
  • 1438 Albrecht II of Habsburg becomes king of Germany
  • 1509 Emperor Maximilian I names Margaretha land guardians of Netherlands
  • 1532 English parliament bans payments by English church to Rome

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1541 Hernando de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi River)

Spanish Explorer and Conquistador Hernando de Soto
Spanish Explorer and Conquistador
Hernando de Soto
  • 1582 Prince William of Orange injured in attack at Antwerp
  • 1583 Dutch States General & Anjou sign treaty
  • 1608 Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
  • 1673 Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers
  • 1754 Duke of Newcastle becomes British premier
  • 1773 Oliver Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer" premieres in London
  • 1781 Charles Messier rediscovers global cluster M92
  • 1793 2nd Battle at Neerwinden: Austria army beats France
  • 1793 The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.
  • 1810 "Converse", 1st US opera, premieres in NY
  • 1813 David Melville, Newport, RI, patents apparatus for making coal gas
  • 1818 Congress approves 1st pensions for government service
  • 1834 1st railroad tunnel in US completed, in Penn (275 m long)
  • 1834 Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.

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1835 Charles Darwin departs Santiago Chile on his way to Portillo Pass

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1847 1st Dutch public telegram
  • 1850 Henry Wells & William Fargo forms American Express in Buffalo
  • 1858 Dutch Van der Brugghen government resigns
  • 1859 Vera Cruz besieged by Miramon (Cons) in Mexican War of Reform
  • 1864 Dale Dike on Humber River crumbles drowning some 240
  • 1865 Battle of Wilson's raid to Selma, AL
  • 1865 Congress of Confederate States of American adjourns for last time
  • 1870 1st US National Wildlife Preserve (Lake Meritt in Oakland California)
  • 1871 Communards revolt in Paris
  • 1874 Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
  • 1875 36th Grand National: Mr Tommy Pickernell aboard Pathfinder wins

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1877 President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Wash DC

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
  • 1881 Barnum & Bailey's "Greatest Show on Earth" opens (Madison Square Garden)
  • 1882 Morgan Earp is assassinated by outlaws while playing billiards in Tombstone
  • 1890 1st US state naval militia organized (Massachusetts)
  • 1891 Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone
  • 1892 Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)
  • 1895 200 blacks leave Savannah, Ga for Liberia
  • 1899 Phoebe, a moon of Saturn is discovered by William Pickering
  • 1900 Ajax (Amsterdam Football Club), forms
  • 1900 Japan uses its influence over Korea to deny Russia's efforts to obtain a naval station at Korean Port of Masampo, the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war
  • 1902 Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record

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1902 Arnold Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" premieres in Vienna

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1902 Turkey grants Germany syndicate the first concession to construct a railroad through Turkish territory to Baghdad, to be linked to Berlin
  • 1903 Following through on its attacks on Roman Catholic institutions, the French Government dissolves the Catholic religious orders
  • 1904 First performance of Edward Elgar's "In the South (Alassio)"
  • 1909 Einar Dessau of Denmark makes 1st ham broadcast
  • 1909 Russia and Bulgaria reach an agreement in which late 19th century Russian financial claims are cancelled to meet compensation due to Turkey from Bulgaria
  • 1910 1st opera by an US composer (Converse) performed at the Met, NYC
  • 1910 72nd Grand National: Bob Chadwick aboard Jenkinstown wins
  • 1911 North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law
  • 1913 King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
  • 1914 White Wolf gang beats government army in Jingdezhen China
  • 1915 Failed British attack in Dardanelles
  • 1915 French battleship Bouvet explodes, 640 killed
  • 1918 Soccer team SON OF Meerssen forms
  • 1918 Socialist Youth AJC organizes in Amsterdam
  • 1919 Order of DeMolay forms in Kansas City
  • 1920 Greece adopts the Gregorian calendar
  • 1921 2nd Peace of Riga, Poland enlarged
  • 1921 Steamer "Hong Koh" runs aground off Swatow China killing 1,000
  • 1921 80th Grand National: Fred Rees aboard Shaun Spadah wins
  • 1922 1st intercollegiate indoor polo championship (Princeton vs Yale)

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1922 British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1922 WBT-AM in Charlotte NC begins radio transmissions
  • 1922 The first public celebration of Bat mitzvah, for the daughter of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, is held in New York City.
  • 1925 (8) 60-MPH tornadoes speed Mo, In, Il, Ky, & Tn kills 689
  • 1929 Dmitri Shostakovitch's "The new Babylon" premieres in Leningrad
  • 1930 Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game
  • 1931 1st electric shavers go on sale in US (Schick)
  • 1931 Juan Bautista Aznar becomes premier of Spain
  • 1932 91st Grand National: Tim Hamey aboard Forbra wins
  • 1933 Radio Clube de Mocambique's 1st radio transmission
  • 1933 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • 1933 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • 1937 Gas explosion in school in New London, Texas: 294 die
  • 1937 The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) outside Milan.
  • 1938 Mexico takes control of foreign-owned oil properties
  • 1938 NY 1st requires serological blood tests of pregnant women
  • 1938 Pres Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies

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1940 Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1942 Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters

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1942 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1943 James Oglethorpe (US) & Terkolei (Neth), torpedoed & sinks
  • 1943 Red Army evacuates Belgorod

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1943 Agnes Moorehead appears in "Sorry, Wrong Number" on the radio program "Suspense", her most successful appearance

  • 1944 Nazi Germany occupies Hungary
  • 1944 2,500 women trample guards & floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago Illinois dept store
  • 1945 1,250 US bombers attacks Berlin

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1945 Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the 1st NHLer to score 50 goals

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 283

  • 1380 Liduina van Schiedam, Dutch "Christ's bride"/saint
  • 1395 John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter, English military leader (d. 1447)
  • 1496 Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England and queen consort of Louis XII of France (d. 1533)
  • 1548 Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet
  • 1556 Francois-Hercule de Valois, French duke of Anjou/Brabant
  • 1578 Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, baptized
  • 1590 Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (d. 1649)
  • 1602 Jacques de Billy, French mathematician (d. 1679)
  • 1603 Simon Bradstreet, Massachusetts Bay colonist (d. 1693)
  • 1609 Frederick III, King of Denmark & Norway (1648-70); absolutist
  • 1640 Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1719)
  • 1644 Gottfried Wegner, composer
  • 1657 Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer
  • 1679 Matthew Decker, English merchant and writer (d. 1759)
  • 1685 Ralph Ersine, Scottish minister (d. 1752)
  • 1690 Christian Goldbach, German mathematician (Goldbach position)
  • 1701 Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (d. 1776)
  • 1734 Joseph Schmitt, composer
  • 1756 Johann Christoph Vogel, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1788)
  • 1765 David H Chasse, Dutch baron/general (fought Napoleon at Waterloo)
  • 1780 Milos Obrenovic, Leader of The Second Serbian Uprising and Prince of Serbia (d. 1860)
  • 1781 Gustave Vogt, French composer, born in Strasbourg (d. 1870)

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1782 John C. Calhoun, Andrew Jackson's Vice President (1825-32), born in Abbeville, South Carolina (d. 1850)

Politician John C. Calhoun
Politician
John C. Calhoun
  • 1813 Friedrich Hebbel, writer
  • 1828 William Randal Cremer, English politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1908)
  • 1829 William Robertson Boggs, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1911)
  • 1830 Numa D Fustel de Coulanges, French historian/sociologist

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1837 Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th US President (1885-89, 1893-97), born in Caldwell, New Jersey (d. 1908)

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • 1838 Jan B Stobbaerts, Flemish painter
  • 1838 Randal Cremer, Britain, trade unionist, pacifist (Nobel 1903)
  • 1839 Francis Fessenden, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1906)
  • 1840 William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (d. 1901)
  • 1842 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)
  • 1843 Jules HPFX Vandenpeereboom, premier of Belgium (1899)
  • 1844 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Tikhvin Russia, composer (Scheherazade)
  • 1848 Nathaniel Herreshoff, America Cup yacht designer
  • 1848 Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1939)
  • 1858 Rudolph C K Diesel, German engineer (Diesel motor)
  • 1864 Karl M Lybeck, Finnish/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten)
  • 1866 Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu, composer
  • 1866 John Loudon, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs (1913-18)
  • 1867 Michael G de Boer, historian (Harbor of Amsterdam)

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1869 [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister (C, 1937-40), born in Birmingham, England

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
  • 1872 Frank Hoyt Losey, composer
  • 1874 Nikolai Berdyaev, Russian philosopher (d. 1948)
  • 1877 Clem Hill, cricketer (all-time great Australian batsman)
  • 1877 Edgar Cayce, American psychic (d. 1945)

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1879 Cluny MacPherson, Canadian doctor and inventor of the gas mask, born in St. John's, Newfoundland (d. 1966)

  • 1881 Oliver Seibert, hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963)
  • 1881 Paul Le Flem, composer
  • 1882 Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer
  • 1884 Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (d. 1968)
  • 1886 Edward Everett Horton, American actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1886 Kurt Koffka, Germany, Gestalt psychologist
  • 1886 Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, Dutch author (Between Heaven & Earth)
  • 1887 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer and film actor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • 1888 Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor
  • 1889 F Rijkens, oldest living person in Netherlands
  • 1890 Gerardus van der Leeuw, Dutch religion historian/minister of Education
  • 1892 Robert P Tristram Coffin, poet/reporter (WW II)
  • 1893 Wilfred Owen, England, anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth)
  • 1893 Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (d. 1978)
  • 1893 Jean Goldkette, Greek-born jazz musician (d. 1962)
  • 1897 Betty Compson, actress (Big City, Docks Of New York)
  • 1898 Otto Jochum, composer
  • 1898 Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (d. 1960)
  • 1899 Lavrenti Beria, chief of Soviet secret police under Stalin
  • 1901 Piotr Perkowski, composer
  • 1901 William H. Johnson, African-American artist of the Harlem Renaissance (d. 1970)
  • 1904 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)
  • 1905 John Kirkpatrick, pianist (Concord Sonata), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905 Mollie Parnis, fashion designer (Mollie Roberts Collection), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905 Robert Donat, England, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Citadel)
  • 1905 Thomas Townsend Brown, American scientist (d. 1985)
  • 1906 Roy L Johnson, US admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)
  • 1907 Eleanor L "Betty" Compton, US actress (Here Comes Trouble)
  • 1908 Louis Gaste, songwriter
  • 1909 Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (d. 2007)
  • 1910 Chiang Ching-huo, son of Chinese president Chiang Kai-shek/President (1978-88)
  • 1911 Smiley Burnette, Summum Ill, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction)
  • 1913 Margaret Hesse, princess of Hesse/Rhine
  • 1913 Rene Clement, Bordeaux France, director/writer (Is Paris Burning)
  • 1913 William Hutchinson Murray, mountaineer/author
  • 1913 Reinhard Hardegen, German U-Boat commander
  • 1914 Cesar Guerra Peixe, composer
  • 1914 James Pack, naval officer museum curator
  • 1915 Richard Thomas Condon, author
  • 1916 Louis Toebosch, composer
  • 1918 Al Benton, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1918 Bob Broeg, American sports writer (d. 2005)
  • 1918 Yevgeny Pepelyaev, Bodaybo, Irkutsk, Soviet Union, fighter pilot, (d. 2013)
  • 1919 Laila Schou Nilsen, Norway, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1919 Len Johnson, cricketer (Australian fast bowler played Test in 1948)
  • 1919 Christopher Challis, British cinematographer
  • 1920 Eric Halsall, sheepdog trial commentator
  • 1922 Egon Bahr, German journalist/politician, born in Treffurt, Thuringia (d. 2015)

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1922 Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights activist, born in Mount Meigs, Alabama (d. 2011)

Civil Rights Activist Fred Shuttlesworth
Civil Rights Activist
Fred Shuttlesworth
  • 1923 Andy Granatelli, American motorsports entrepreneur
  • 1924 Madhussudan Rege, cricketer (15 runs in only Test India v WI 1948-49)
  • 1925 Peter Graves [Aurness], American actor (James Phelps-Mission Impossible), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1869 US Abolitionist Harriet Tubman marries civil war veteran Nelson Davis in Auburn NY

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Abolitionist
Harriet Tubman

HeartWedding of Interest

1991 Apple computer head Steve Jobs weds Laurene Powell

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs

HeartWedding of Interest

1993 Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell in NYC

  • 1995 Spanish princess Elena (31) weds Jaime de Marichalar y Saenez Tejada (31) at the Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain
  • 2006 Television star Adita Wahi weds director Ameet Sawant in New Delhi

Famous Divorces

  • 2012 "Twilight" actor Peter Facinelli (38) divorces "Beverly Hills 90210" actress Jennie Garth (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 110

  • 235 Marcus Aurelius Alexander, Syrian emperor of Rome (222-235), murdered
  • 978 Edward, the Martyr, King of Anglo-Saxons (975-78)/st, murdered at 15
  • 1227 Honorius III, [Cencio Savelli], Pope (1216-27), dies
  • 1314 Jacques de Molay, the last grand master of The KnightsTemplar dies burned at the stake
  • 1493 John of Lannoy, Flemish governor/viceroy of Neth/Zealand, dies at 82
  • 1582 Jean Jaurequi, Basque attacker of William of Orange, killed by William's guards
  • 1583 King Magnus of Livonia (b. 1540)

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1584 Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], Russian tsar (1547-84), dies at 53

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • 1675 Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1606)
  • 1689 John Dixwell, English judge (b. 1607)
  • 1690 Charles, duke of Lutherans, dies
  • 1696 Robert Charnock, English conspirator
  • 1745 Robert Walpole, 1st English premier (1722-42), dies at 68 [NS=3/29]
  • 1746 Anna Leopoldovna, regent of Russia (b. 1718)
  • 1768 Lawrence Sterne, writer (Sentimental Journey France & Italy), dies
  • 1781 Anne Robert Turgot, French statesman (b. 1727)
  • 1799 John Randall, composer, dies at 82
  • 1816 Johann Paul Schulthesius, composer, dies at 67
  • 1817 Johann Jakob Walder, composer, dies at 67
  • 1823 Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval, composer, dies at 69
  • 1835 Christian Gunther von Bernstorff, Danish-Prussian statesman and diplomat (b. 1769)
  • 1845 John Chapman, [Johnny Appleseed], American pioneer agronomist dies in Allen County Indiana
  • 1870 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer, dies at 48
  • 1871 Augustus De Morgan, Indian-born British mathematician and logician (b. 1806)
  • 1875 Ferdinand Laub, composer, dies at 43
  • 1876 F Freiligrath, writer, dies at 65
  • 1886 Leopold Zunz, German intellect (Synagogue Poetry), dies at 91
  • 1889 William Henry Monk, composer, dies at 66
  • 1898 Matilda Joslyn Gage, American suffragist (b. 1826)
  • 1899 Douglas Strutt Galton, English engineer (rails, trains), dies at 76
  • 1899 Svetolik Rankovic, Serbian writer (Crushed Ideals), dies at 35
  • 1900 Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (So [Lonely]), dies at 32
  • 1907 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist and politician (b. 1827)
  • 1913 George I, king of Greece (1861-1913), assassinated by Schinas at 67
  • 1917 William Shalders, South African cricket batsman (12 Tests 1895-1907), dies
  • 1918 Willem Coenen, composer, dies at 80
  • 1924 John Frederick Bridge, composer, dies at 79
  • 1928 Paul van Ostaijen, Flemish writer (Outlawed), dies at 32
  • 1933 Luigi A duke of the Abruzzi, Italian explorer (Ruwenzori), dies at 60
  • 1936 Egon Friedell, Austrian journalist (Kleine Portratgalerie), dies at 58
  • 1936 Eleftherios Venizelos, Former Prime minister of Greece
  • 1938 Cyril Rootham, composer, dies at 62
  • 1939 Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian and religious leader (b. 1859)
  • 1944 Benjamin Delmonte, theater director/actor, dies at 79
  • 1945 William Grover-Williams, British racing driver
  • 1947 William C. Durant, American automobile pioneer (b. 1861)
  • 1954 Walter Mead, cricketer (one Test for England 1899), dies
  • 1956 Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Hilde-Gudrun), dies at 85
  • 1956 Louis Bromfield, writer, dies at 59
  • 1962 Walter W. Bacon, Governor of Delaware (b. 1880)
  • 1963 Wanda Hawley, American actress (b. 1895)
  • 1964 Norbert Wiener, US mathematician (cybernetics), dies at 69
  • 1964 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (b. 1870)
  • 1965 Farouk I, last King of Egypt (1936-52), dies at 45
  • 1967 Jimmy Blaine, singer (Stop the Music), dies at 42
  • 1968 Manuel Gomez Carillo, composer, dies at 85
  • 1969 Barbara Bates, actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life), dies at 43
  • 1971 George Wood, England cricket wicketkeeper (v South Africa 1924), dies
  • 1973 Lauritz L H Melchior, Danish baritone/actor (Luxury Liner), dies at 82
  • 1974 David C Imboden, actor (King of Kings), dies at 87
  • 1975 Alain Grandbois, Quebec poet (b. 1900)
  • 1976 James McCartney, father of Paul McCartney, dies at 73
  • 1976 Robert de Roos, composer, dies at 69
  • 1976 Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (b. 1893)
  • 1977 Marien Ngouabi, president of Congo-Brazzaville, murdered
  • 1977 José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1944)
  • 1978 Faith Baldwin, US author (They Who Love), dies at 84
  • 1978 Peggy Wood, actress (One Life to Live, Mama), dies at 86
  • 1980 Erich Fromm, German/US psychoanalyst, dies at 79
  • 1980 Herman Griffith, cricketer (13 Tests for WI, 44 wickets), dies
  • 1982 Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy), dies at 60
  • 1983 Umberto of Piemonte, King Umberto II of Italy (1946) and Italy's last king dies in exile aged 78
  • 1983 Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist (b. 1910)
  • 1984 Charlie Lau, White Sox coach/renowned hitting instructor, dies at 50
  • 1984 Paul Frances Webster, lyricist, dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
  • 1985 Jack Miller, orchestra leader (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 89
  • 1986 Bernard Malamud, US writer (Fixer, Natural), dies at 71
  • 1987 Bil Baird, puppeteer (Jack Paar Show), dies at 82
  • 1989 Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer player, dies at 51
  • 1989 William Challee, actor (Desperate, Moonchild), dies
  • 1990 Robin Harris, actor (House Party, Mo' Better Blues), dies at 36
  • 1991 Jack McCoy, Radio/TV personality, dies at 72
  • 1991 Vilma Banky, actress (Eagle, Son of Sheik, Rebel), dies at 93
  • 1992 Cornelis B Vaandrager, [C Vaan], poet (Giant of Rotterdam), dies at 56
  • 1995 Charles Drain, singer, dies at 65
  • 1995 Frederic Ramsey Jr, folklorist/author, dies at 80
  • 1995 Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Raskolnikov), dies at 84
  • 1996 Alepoude Odysseus Elytis llis, poet, dies at 84
  • 1996 Jacquetta Hawkes, English archaeologist, dies at 85
  • 1997 Willem de Kooning (abstract artist), dead Alzheimer's at 92
  • 1999 Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (b. 1905)
  • 2000 Eberhard Bethge, German theologian (b. 1909)
  • 2001 John Phillips, American musician (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1935)
  • 2002 R.A. Lafferty, American science fiction writer (b. 1914)
  • 2002 Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (b. 1943)
  • 2003 Karl Kling, German race car driver (b. 1910)
  • 2003 Adam Osborne, British computer pioneer (b. 1939)
  • 2004 Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Bill Beutel, American journalist (b. 1930)
  • 2006 Michael Attwell, British actor (b. 1943)