On This Day for 2nd March

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 212

  • 986 Louis V becomes King of the Franks.
  • 1121 Dirk VI becomes count of Holland
  • 1127 Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
  • 1458 Hussite George van Podiebrad chosen king of Bohemia

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1498 Vasco da Gama's fleet visits Mozambique Island

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Explorer
Vasco da Gama

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1629 English King Charles I dissolves Parliament against opposition, imprisoning 9 members of parliament

King Charles I
King
Charles I
  • 1675 Prince William III installed as governor of Overijssel
  • 1717 The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England.
  • 1776 Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston
  • 1789 Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances
  • 1791 Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
  • 1799 Congress standardizes US weights & measures
  • 1807 Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808
  • 1808 The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, was held in Edinburgh.
  • 1815 Signing of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King.
  • 1817 1st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Penn
  • 1819 Territory of Arkansas organized
  • 1819 US passed its 1st immigration law
  • 1824 Interstate commerce comes under federal control
  • 1825 1st grand opera in US sung in English, NYC
  • 1829 New England Asylum for the Blind, 1st in US, incorporated, Boston
  • 1831 John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission

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1836 Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico in Columbia

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress
  • 1842 4th Grand National: Tom Olliver aboard Gaylad wins
  • 1853 Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Ter
  • 1853 15th Grand National: Tom Oliver aboard Peter Simple wins
  • 1855 Aleksandr Romanov becomes tsar of Russia
  • 1858 Frederick Cook, New Orleans, patents a cotton-bale metallic tie
  • 1859 21st Grand National: Chris Green aboard Half Caste IRE wins
  • 1861 Government Printing Office purchases 1st printing plant, Washington
  • 1861 US creates Dakota & Nevada Territories out of the Nebraska & Utah ter
  • 1865 British newspaper "Morning Chronicle" begins publishing
  • 1865 Freedman's Bureau founded for Black Education, 1865
  • 1865 Conferate General Early's army is defeated at the battle of Waynesboro VA during American Civil War
  • 1865 Second Taranaki War: The Volkner Incident in New Zealand.
  • 1866 1st US company to make sewing needles by machine incorporated, Conn
  • 1867 1st Reconstruction act passed by US Congress
  • 1867 US Congress abolishes peonage in New Mexico
  • 1867 US Congress creates the Department of Education

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1867 Jesse James gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 dead

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • 1868 University of Illinois opens

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1872 Louis Riel goes into voluntary exile in St. Paul, Minnesota

Politician Louis Riel
Politician
Louis Riel
  • 1874 Baseball batter's box is officially adopted

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1877 Rutherford B. Hayes (R) declared president despite Samuel J Tilden (D) winning the popular vote, but is 1 electoral vote shy of victory

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • 1887 American Trotting Association organized in Detroit
  • 1888 The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
  • 1889 Kansas passes 1st US antitrust
  • 1890 Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 5 km (9:19)
  • 1893 1st federal railroad legislation passed; required safety features
  • 1896 George Lohmann takes 9-28 v South Africa at Johannesburg
  • 1898 Australia complete a 4-1 series annihilation of England
  • 1899 Pres McKinley signs bill creating Mt Rainier Natl Park (5th in US)
  • 1901 Hawaii's 1st telegraph company opens
  • 1901 The United States Congress passes the Platt amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for the withdrawal of American troops.

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1903 Martha Washington Hotel, catering to women only, opens in NYC

1st US First Lady Martha Washington
1st US First Lady
Martha Washington
  • 1904 "Official Playing Rules of Professional Base Ball Clubs" adopted
  • 1904 Gabriele d'Annunzio's "La figlia di Iorio" premieres in Milan
  • 1907 General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal
  • 1907 Georges Feydeaus' "La Puce à l'Oreille" premieres in Paris
  • 1909 Great Britain, France, Germany & Italy asks Serbia to set no territorial demands
  • 1910 2 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington Washington, 118 die
  • 1915 British vice admiral Sackville Hamilton Carden begins bombing of Dardanelles forts
  • 1915 Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine
  • 1917 Jones Act: Puerto Rico territory created, US citizenship granted
  • 1918 NY Yankees purchase 1st baseman George Burns from Detroit Tigers & immediately trades him to Phila A's
  • 1919 1st congress of Communist International opens at the Kremlin
  • 1920 Karel Capék's "Loupeznik" premieres in Prague
  • 1922 WBAP-AM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
  • 1922 WLW-AM in Cincinnati OH begins radio transmissions
  • 1925 Dutch Socialists demand drastic disarmament
  • 1925 Japan's House of Representatives recognizes male suffrage
  • 1925 Nationwide road numbering system & US shield marker adopted
  • 1925 SDAP-Second-Faction of parliament demands drastic disarmament

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1927 Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1929 Chicago Black Hawks shut-out for NHL record 8th straight game
  • 1929 Congress creates Court of Customs & Patent Appeals
  • 1930 1st US indoor glider flight, St Louis Terminal Building
  • 1933 "King Kong" starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall & RKO Roxy NYC
  • 1933 Most powerful earthquake in 180 years hit Japan
  • 1934 Union Pacific tests light-weight high-speed passenger train, Omaha

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1936 Bradman scores 369 in 253 mins, SA v Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1937 Mexico nationalizes oil
  • 1938 Landslides & floods cause over 200 deaths (Los Angeles California)
  • 1938 Trials of Soviet leaders begins in the Soviet Union
  • 1939 Eugenio Pacelli chosen as Pope Pius XII
  • 1939 Massachusetts Legislature votes to ratify the US Bill of Rights - 147 years late
  • 1940 1st intercollegiate track meet telecast, Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1940 Soviet armies conquer Tuppura Island Finland
  • 1941 World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.

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1942 14th Academy Awards - "How Green was My Valley", Gary Cooper & Joan Fontaine win

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine
  • 1942 Admiral Helfrich departs Java for Ceylon
  • 1943 1st transport from Westerbork Neth to Sobibor concentration camp
  • 1944 16th Academy Awards - "Casablanca", Jennifer Jones & Paul Lukas win
  • 1944 Fumes from locomotive stalled in a tunnel suffocate 521 in Italy
  • 1945 US 8th Air Force bombs Dresden
  • 1945 King Michael of Romania gives in to Communist government
  • 1946 Dutch troops land on East Bali

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1946 Ho Chi Minh elected president of North Vietnam

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1946 Kingman Douglass becomes deputy director of CIA
  • 1949 1st automatic street light (New Milford, Ct)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 223

  • 1316 Robert II, the Steward, King of Scots (1371-90)
  • 1409 John II, French duke of Alencon/co-fighter of Jeanne d'arc
  • 1459 Adrian VI, [Adriaan F Boeyens], Netherlands, Pope (1522-23)
  • 1481 Franz von Sickingen, German knight
  • 1545 Thomas Bodley, England, diplomat/scholar
  • 1555 Ludovico Spontoni, composer
  • 1578 George Sandys, English colonist and poet (d. 1644)
  • 1705 William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (d. 1793)
  • 1755 Antoine-Frederic Gresnick, composer
  • 1759 Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner, composer
  • 1760 Camille Desmoulins, France, journalist/pamphleteer/revolution leader
  • 1769 DeWitt Clinton, (Gov/Sen-NY)
  • 1770 Louis Gabriel Suchet, French Marshal (d. 1826)
  • 1779 Joel Roberts Poinsett, American statesman and botanist (d. 1851)
  • 1793 Sam[uel] Houston, 1st president of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44)

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1793 Sam Houston, American politician (brought Texas into the United States), born in Rockbridge County, Virginia

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston
  • 1800 Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (d. 1844)
  • 1810 Leo XIII, [Vincenzo G Pecci], 256th pope (1878-1903)
  • 1813 George Alexander Macfarren, composer
  • 1815 Antonio Buzzolla, composer
  • 1816 Alexander H. Bullock, 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • 1817 Janos Arany, Hungary, epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda)
  • 1820 Multatuli, writer
  • 1820 Eduard Douwes Dekker, [Multatuli], Dutch writer (Max Havelaar)
  • 1824 Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Bohemian composer (Bartered Bride, Moldau)
  • 1824 Konstantin Ushinsky, Russian educationalist, credited as the founder of scientific pedagogy in Russia
  • 1824 Henry Beebee Carrington, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1912)
  • 1828 Jefferson Columbus Davis, Bvt Mjr General (Union Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1829 Carl Schurz, Major General (Union volunteers)journalist
  • 1836 Henry Billings Brown, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1913)
  • 1838 David Duffle Wood, composer
  • 1842 Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer (d. 1914)
  • 1843 Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy (d. 1911)
  • 1844 Hermanus J A M Schaepman, clergyman/Dutch politician
  • 1849 Robert Means Thompson, U.S. Naval Officer (d. 1930)
  • 1860 Susanna M. Salter, 1st American female mayor and temperance leader (d. 1961)
  • 1862 John Jay Chapman, US advocate/poet/writer (Learning & Other Essays)
  • 1862 Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (d. 1916)
  • 1875 Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian
  • 1876 Pius XII, [Euhenio MGG Pacelli], 260th Pope (1939-58)
  • 1878 Wander J de Haas, Dutch physicist/son-in-law of Lorentz
  • 1878 William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (d. 1944)
  • 1882 Wallis Clark, Essex England, actress (Postal Inspector)
  • 1884 Leon Jongen, composer
  • 1886 Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
  • 1893 Maxime Dumoulin, composer
  • 1894 Renaat Veremans, Flemish composer/conductor
  • 1895 Felix Bressart, Germany, actor (Ninotchka, Escape, Crossroads)
  • 1899 Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian dame
  • 1900 Kurt J Weill, Dessau Germany, composer/Brecht collaborator (Mahogany)
  • 1901 Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber-merchant
  • 1902 Edward Uhler Condon, atomic scientist (Manhattan Project)
  • 1902 Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)

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1904 Dr. Seuss, [Theodor Geisel], children's author (Horton Hears a Who!), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • 1905 Marc Blitzstein, Phila Pa, composer (Cradle Will Rock)
  • 1908 Jan Brasser, Dutch resistance fighter (Witte Ko)/communist
  • 1908 Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (d. 1968)
  • 1908 Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Hanoch Jacoby, composer
  • 1909 Jan Fabricius, Dutch playwright
  • 1909 Mel Ott, American baseball player, 1st NLer to hit 500 home runs, hall of famer (NY Giants) (d. 1958)
  • 1910 Hope Clara Chenhalls, food inspector
  • 1911 William Hansen, WA, actor (Homebodies)
  • 1912 Arthur Beaumont C Langton, cricketer (S Afr pace bowler of 1930's)
  • 1913 Godfried [Jan Arnold] Bomans, Dutch humorist/writer (Pieter Bas)
  • 1913 Marjorie Weaver, Crossville Tennessee, actress (Young Mr Lincoln)
  • 1913 Mort Cooper, baseball player (NL MVP 1942)
  • 1913 Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission)
  • 1915 Lona Andre, actress (Case of Baby Sitter)
  • 1916 Anne Vondeling, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • 1916 Bernard George Stevens, composer

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1917 Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor (I Love Lucy), born in Santiago Cuba (d. 1986)

Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz
  • 1917 Jim Konstanty, baseball player (NL MVP 1950)
  • 1917 John Gardner, composer
  • 1917 David Goodis, American writer (d. 1967)
  • 1918 Peter O'Sullevan, horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', born in County Kerry, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • 1919 Eddie Lawrence, comedian
  • 1919 Jennifer Jones, [Phyllis Isley], Oklahoma, actress (Farewell to Arms)
  • 1919 Tamara Toumanova, dancer
  • 1920 Enrique Franco, composer
  • 1921 Robert Wilfred Levick Simpson, composer
  • 1922 Eric Feldbush, composer
  • 1922 Mario Zafred, composer
  • 1923 Don Taylor, cricketer (NZ 3 Tests, Auck stands w/Sutcliffe in Wisden)
  • 1923 Robert H Michel, (Rep-R-IL, 1957- )
  • 1923 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and record label executive, born in New York, NY
  • 1924 Albert TLCA Vogel, Dutch elocutionist
  • 1926 Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Siegfried Kohler, composer
  • 1927 Witold Szalonec, composer
  • 1927 Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist
  • 1928 Father John Romanides, Greek priest and professor (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Donald Gosling, English parkeerplaatsenmagnaat/multi-millionaire
  • 1930 Jan van Noor, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • 1930 John Cullum, Knoxville, actor (Hamlet, Hawaii, Northern Exposure)
  • 1930 Emma Penella, Spanish actress (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Duane E Graveline, Newport Vt, astronaut

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1931 Mikhail Gorbachev, Privolnoye USSR, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1985-91)

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1931 Tom Wolfe, Richmond Va, journalist/author (Right Stuff)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1937 Film director D. W. Griffith (61) weds actress Evelyn Baldwin (26)

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

HeartWedding of Interest

1984 Tennis player Yannick Noah (23) weds beauty queen Cecilia Rodhe (22) in Cameroon

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1920 Actress Mary Pickford (27) divorces actor Owen Moore (33) after 9 years of marriage

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1936 Film director D. W. Griffith (61) divorces Linda Arvidson (50) after 30 years of marriage

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1976 Second wife Carole Hoff divorces serial killer John Wayne Gacy (33) after 3 years of marriage

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • 1993 Novelist Salman Rushdie (Satanic Verses) divorces Marianne Wiggins

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 113

  • 855 Lothair, King of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor (b. 795)
  • 986 Lotharius, King of France (954-86), dies at 44
  • 1122 Floris II, the fat one, count of Holland, dies
  • 1127 Charles, the Good, Count of Flanders, murdered
  • 1316 Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert I of Scotland (b. 1296)
  • 1333 Wladyslaw IV, the Short One/Great, duke/king of Poland, dies
  • 1383 Amadeus VI, count of Savoy, dies
  • 1572 Mem de Sá, Portuguese Governor-General of Brazil
  • 1589 Alessandro Cardinal Farnese, Italian cardinal (b. 1520)
  • 1619 Anne of Denmark, daughter of Danish king Frederik II, dies at 44
  • 1729 Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (b. 1662)
  • 1755 Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (b. 1675)
  • 1758 Johann Baptist Zimmermann, German stucco worker, buried at 78
  • 1772 Robert J Pothier, French lawyer, dies at 73
  • 1787 Jean SOME Allamand, French theologist/natural philosopher, dies at 73

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1791 John Wesley, English co-founder of Methodism dies at 87 (b. 1703)

Evangelist John Wesley
Evangelist
John Wesley
  • 1793 Carl Gustaf Pilo, Swedish-born artist
  • 1797 Horace [Horatio] Walpole, British horror writer, dies at 79
  • 1800 Christian Friedrich Schale, composer, dies at 86
  • 1822 Friedrich Christian Hermann Uber, composer, dies at 40
  • 1829 Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, conspirator and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence (b. 1768)
  • 1830 Samuel Thomas von Sömmering, German physician (b. 1755)
  • 1835 Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1768)
  • 1840 Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81
  • 1855 Nicholas I Pavlovitch, tsar of Russia (1825-55), dies at 58
  • 1862 Frederick West Lander, US Union brig-general/poet, dies at 40
  • 1865 Carl Sylvius Völkner, German missionary to New Zealand (b. 1819)
  • 1867 French A Durlet, Belgian sculptor/architect, dies at 50
  • 1868 Carl Eberwein, composer, dies at 81
  • 1880 Sir John MacNeill, Irish civil engineer (b. 1790)
  • 1882 Louis Kufferath, composer, dies at 70
  • 1887 August W Eichler, German botanist, dies at 47
  • 1887 Wilhelm Troszel, composer, dies at 63
  • 1895 Berthe MP Morisot, French painter/aquarelliste, dies at 54
  • 1895 Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79), dies at 64
  • 1916 Elisabeth OL, [Carmen Sylva], Queen of Romania, dies at 72
  • 1919 Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero (b. 1812)
  • 1921 Champ Clark, American politician (b. 1850)

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1930 David Herbert Lawrence (DH), English poet/writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies at 44

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1933 Thomas J. Walsh, United States Senator (Montana), dies of a heart attack at 73

Lawyer and Politician Thomas J. Walsh
Lawyer and Politician
Thomas J. Walsh
  • 1937 Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer, dies at 73
  • 1938 Ben Harney, American composer and pianist (b. 1871)

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1939 Howard Carter, Brit archaeologist/Egyptologist (King Tut), dies at 65

Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun
Howard Carter
  • 1943 Alexandre Yersin, Swiss bacteriologist (bacteria plague), dies at 79
  • 1945 Emily Carr, Canadian artist (b. 1871)
  • 1946 Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian National socialist (b. 1895)
  • 1946 George E. Stewart, American Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1872)
  • 1950 M Joseph V d'Arbaud, French poet/author (Li cant palustre), dies at 76
  • 1950 Rosli Dhobi, pro-Indonesian Malay student, hanged in Kuching for the assassination of Duncan Stewart, British Governor of Sarawak
  • 1953 Jim Lightbody, American runner (b. 1882)
  • 1956 Fred Merkle, American baseball figure (b. 1888)
  • 1957 Harry E Soref, inventor (padlock), dies at 70
  • 1959 Eric Blore, actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Love Happy), dies at 70
  • 1960 Stanisław Taczak, Polish general, commander-in-chief of the Greater Poland Uprising (b. 1874)
  • 1962 Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (b. 1866)
  • 1967 Gordon Harker, actor (Inspector Hornleigh), dies at 81
  • 1967 José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish poet and writer (b. 1873)
  • 1970 Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Quebec painter (b. 1888)
  • 1971 Charles W Engelhard, US silver multi-millionaire, dies at 54
  • 1972 Bill Lawrence, news anchor (ABC), dies at 56
  • 1973 Cleo Noel, US ambassador to Sudan, assassinated
  • 1974 Barbara Ruick, actress/singer (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 41
  • 1974 Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)
  • 1975 Jean Kurt Forest, composer, dies at 65
  • 1975 Josiah Mwangi Kariuki, Kenyan politician (b.1929)
  • 1979 Edith Craig, actress (Harmony Lane, Smashing Rackets), dies at 71
  • 1979 Mollah Mustafa Barzani, Kurdish leader, dies at 75
  • 1979 Christy Ring Irish hurler (b. 1920)
  • 1981 Janear Hines, actress (Roberta-Julia), dies at 30
  • 1982 Philip K[indred] Dick, US Sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Dr Futurity), dies at 53
  • 1984 Louis Basile, actor (Louie-The Super), dies at 48
  • 1985 John B Kelly Jr, chairman US Olympic Committee, dies at 57
  • 1985 Michael Redgrave, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips), dies at 77 of Parkinson's
  • 1986 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian, dies at 56
  • 1986 Zafer Masri, mayor of Nablus, murdered
  • 1987 Randolph Scott, actor (Fort Worth, Gung Ho, Jesse James), dies at 89
  • 1991 Clark Mollenhoff, US journalist (Pulitzer Prize), dies
  • 1991 Freek Zoetmulder, publisher (Austrian Encyclopedia)/neo-nazi, dies
  • 1991 Serge Gainsbourg, composer/actor (Fury of Hercules), dies at 62
  • 1993 Floortje Peneder, Dutch poet (Diary), dies at 15
  • 1993 Paul D Zimmerman, US screenwriter (King of Comedy), dies at 54
  • 1994 Donald McKenzie MacKinnon, philosopher, dies at 80
  • 1994 Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker, dies at 70
  • 1995 Hugo Cole, musician/critic, dies at 77
  • 1995 Vladislav Listyev, TV journalist, dies at 48
  • 1996 Jacobo Majluta, president of Dominican Rep (1982), dies at 61
  • 1998 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), dies at 95
  • 1999 Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)
  • 1999 David Ackles, American singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 2001 John Diamond, British journalist (b. 1953)
  • 2003 Hank Ballard, American musician (b. 1927)
  • 2003 Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer (b. 1931)
  • 2004 Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 2004 Marge Schott, American baseball team owner (b. 1928)
  • 2004 Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (b. 1980)
  • 2005 Rick Mahler, American baseball player (b. 1953)
  • 2005 Martin Denny, American musician (Exotica), dies at 93
  • 2006 Milton Katims, American violist and conductor (b. 1909)
  • 2006 Jack Wild, British actor (b. 1952)
  • 2007 Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (b. 1956)