On This Day for 24th March

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 179

  • 1379 End of Gelderse war victory
  • 1545 German Parliament opens in Worms
  • 1550 France & England sign Peace of Boulogne

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1603 Scottish King James VI son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to Elizabeth I, thus joining the English and Scottish crowns.

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1629 1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia

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1664 Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island

Theologian and Colonist Roger Williams
Theologian and Colonist
Roger Williams

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1721 Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt

  • 1731 Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
  • 1765 Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers
  • 1792 Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London
  • 1801 Aleksandr Pavlovich Romanov becomes Tsar Alexander I of Russia
  • 1815 Handel & Haydn Society of Boston founded
  • 1828 Philadelphia & Columbia Railway (1st state owned) authorized

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1832 Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr
  • 1837 Canada gives its black citizens the right to vote
  • 1848 State of siege proclaimed in Amsterdam
  • 1855 Manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston Kansas
  • 1860 Clipper Andrew Jackson arrives in SF, 89 days out of NY
  • 1868 Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms
  • 1876 37th Grand National: Joe Cannon aboard Regal wins
  • 1877 University boat race between Oxford & Cambridge ends in a dead heat
  • 1878 British frigate Eurydice sunk; 300 lost
  • 1880 Tobacco Growers' Mutual Insurance Company incorporates in CT

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1882 German scientist Robert Koch discovers the tubercle bacillus which causes tuberculosis

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Microbiologist
Robert Koch
  • 1882 44th Grand National: Lord Manners aboard Seaman wins
  • 1883 1st telephone call between NY & Chicago
  • 1887 Oscar Straus appointed 1st Jewish ambassador from US (to Turkey)
  • 1890 Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" (BG)
  • 1893 55th Grand National: Bill Dollery aboard Cloister wins
  • 1894 37 miners killed at Franklin, WA
  • 1899 61st Grand National: George Williamson aboard Manifesto wins
  • 1900 New York City Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • 1905 A group of Cretans dedicated to Crete's union with Greece led by Eleutherios Venizelos, meet at the village of Therisso and proclaim a union in defiance of the Great Powers
  • 1906 "Census of the British Empire" shows Britain rules 1/5 of the world
  • 1907 The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
  • 1910 83°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
  • 1911 73rd Grand National: Mr Jack Anthony aboard Glenside wins
  • 1913 Netherlands soccer team's 1st victory over England
  • 1913 Palace Theater opens at 1564 Broadway NYC
  • 1916 German submarines torpedo the French Channel packet 'Sussex' which is unarmed
  • 1920 1st US coast guard air station established (Morehead City NC)
  • 1922 81st Grand National: Lewis Rees aboard Music Hall wins (only 3 horses out of 32 starters finish)
  • 1924 Greece becomes a republic
  • 1925 KSL-AM in Salt Lake City UT begins radio transmissions
  • 1926 The Beehive in the Hague opens 1st escalator in Netherlands
  • 1927 Cuban chess champion Jose Capablanca wins 33-day Grand Chess Tournie
  • 1927 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Belgian & Netherland's Wielingen Treaty
  • 1930 1st religious services telecast in US (W2XBS NYC)
  • 1930 Planet Pluto named
  • 1932 1st US radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker WABC from MD)
  • 1933 Peter I Island incorporated as a Norwegian dependency
  • 1933 92nd Grand National: Dudley Williams aboard Kellsboro' Jack
  • 1934 U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act, declaring the Philippines independent after a period of 10 years
  • 1935 Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network
  • 1936 Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in 16 mins & 30 seconds of 6th period Stanley Cup game lasts 9 periods (176 mins), ends 1-0
  • 1937 Bus blew a tire, going out of control, killing 18 (Salem Illinois)
  • 1937 National Gallery of Art established by Congress
  • 1939 98th Grand National: Tim Hyde aboard Workman wins
  • 1941 British troops defeat British Somalia
  • 1941 German troops occupy El Agheila Libya
  • 1941 Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie for 20th Century Fox
  • 1941 LIU beats Ohio U 56-42 for NIT basketball championship
  • 1941 Richard Wright & Paul Green's "Native Son" premieres in NYC
  • 1944 76 Allied officers escape Stalag Luft 3 (Great Escape)
  • 1944 811 British bombers attack Berlin
  • 1944 In occupied Rome, Nazis execute more than 300 civilians

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1945 Generals Eisenhower, Montgomery & Bradley discuss advance in Germany

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1945 Largest one-day airborne drop, 600 transports & 1300 gliders
  • 1945 Operation Varsity: British, US & Canadian airborne landings east of the Rhine
  • 1945 US minesweepers reach Kerama Retto, South coast of Okinawa
  • 1947 Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the presidency

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1947 John D. Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • 1949 21st Academy Awards - "Hamlet", Laurence Olivier & Jane Wyman win
  • 1949 Walter & John Huston become 1st father-and-son team to win
  • 1949 SS police chief in the Netherlands Hanns Albin Rauter's request for a pardon denied, executed by firing squad
  • 1950 Gracie de Moss wins LPGA Pro-Ladies Golf Championship
  • 1950 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman
  • 1950 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • 1952 Great demonstrations against apartheid in South Africa
  • 1953 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1955 1st seagoing oil drill rig placed in service
  • 1955 British Army patrols withdraw from Belfast after 20 years

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1955 Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 1956 110th Grand National: Dave Dick aboard E.S.B. wins

CommunicationElvis Presley in the Army

1958 Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)

  • 1959 Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact
  • 1959 The Party of the African Federation (PFA) is launched by Léopold Sédar Senghor and Modibo Keita.
  • 1960 US appeals court rules novel "Lady Chatterly's Lover" not obscene
  • 1961 NY Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows
  • 1962 24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 71-59
  • 1962 Benny Paret knocked out in a welterweight title; he dies 10 days later

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1962 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue & Blue Boys

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1964 Kennedy half-dollar issued
  • 1965 US Ranger 9 strikes Moon, 10 miles (16 km) NE of crater Alphonsus
  • 1966 Selective Service announces college deferments based on performance
  • 1967 University of Michigan holds 1st "Teach-in" after bombing of North Vietnam

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1968 Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1970 Dutch cartoonist Frans Piet ends "Sjors & Sjimmie" strip
  • 1972 Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland
  • 1973 Harley Race beats Dory Funk Jr in Kansas City, to become NWA champ

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 241

  • 1188 Ferrand of Portugal, earl of Flanders/son of Sancho I
  • 1441 Ernst I, elector of Saxon (1464-86)
  • 1494 Georgius Agricola, Germany, mineralogist (De Re Metallica)
  • 1607 Michiel A de Ruyter, Dutch rear admiral (St Vincent, Dune)
  • 1628 Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1685)
  • 1630 Jose Saenz d'Aguirre, Spanish cardinal
  • 1657 Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (d. 1725)
  • 1693 John Harrison, British clockmaker (d. 1776)
  • 1703 Jose F de Isla, [Francisco de Salazar], Spanish Jesuit/writer
  • 1714 Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer
  • 1725 Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)
  • 1725 Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)
  • 1732 Gian Francesco de Majo, composer
  • 1733 Joseph Priestley, England, Birstall England, clergyman/scientist (discovered oxygen)
  • 1740 John Antes, composer
  • 1749 Bernard Jumentier, composer
  • 1755 Rufus King, framer of US constitution
  • 1762 Marcos Antonio da Fonseca, Portugal, opera composer (Portogallo)
  • 1782 Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (d. 1836)
  • 1796 John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (d. 1878)
  • 1797 Antonio Rosmini-Serbati, philosopher/founder (Institute of Charity)
  • 1802 Jacob van Lennep, attorney/Dutch MP
  • 1808 Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)
  • 1809 Joseph Liouville, France, discover of transcendental numbers
  • 1814 Galen Clark, US, naturalist/discovered Mariposa Grove
  • 1817 Aime Maillart, composer
  • 1820 A. E. Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1891)
  • 1820 Fanny Crosby, American hymnist (d. 1915)
  • 1821 Elisa Felix, [Rachel], tragedienne
  • 1821 [George] Hector Tyndale, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1829 George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
  • 1829 Ignacio Zaragoza, Mexican general (d. 1862)
  • 1830 Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (d. 1889)
  • 1834 John Wesley Powell, US, geologist/explorer/ethnologist
  • 1834 William Morris, England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist
  • 1835 Josef Stefan, Austria, physicist (Stefan-Boltzmann law)
  • 1837 Philips, Count of Flanders Belgium
  • 1848 Honoré Beaugrand, Quebec journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie) (d. 1906)
  • 1850 Silas Hocking, British novelist and preacher (d. 1935)

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1855 Andrew W. Mellon, banker (Mellon Bank), US Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32) and philanthropist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Banker, Industrialist and Secretary of the US Treasury Andrew W. Mellon
Banker, Industrialist and Secretary of the US Treasury
Andrew W. Mellon
  • 1855 Olive Schreiner, South African writer (Portrait of a South African Woman)
  • 1866 Jack McAuliffe, US lightweight boxing champ, hall of famer

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1874 Harry Houdini [Erich Weiss], Famous magician and escape artist, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1926)

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • 1874 Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president of Italy (1948-55)
  • 1878 Top Naeff, [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N-Naeff], Dutch writer
  • 1883 James I Wedgwood, British theosophist/old-catholic bishop
  • 1884 Gino Marinuzzi, composer
  • 1884 Peter Debye, Holland, physical chemist (Nobel 1936)
  • 1885 Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08)
  • 1886 Athenagoras I, Greek Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • 1886 Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
  • 1887 Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, actor (Keystone comedies), born in San Jose, California
  • 1888 Jameson Thomas, actor (Farmer's Wife), born in London, England
  • 1888 Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian Bolshevik politician (d. 1922)
  • 1889 Albert Hill, British athlete (d. 1969)
  • 1891 Annie "Charley" Toorop, Dutch painter (3 Generations)
  • 1891 John Knittel, writer
  • 1891 Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Soviet physicist (d. 1951)
  • 1893 George Sisler, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1895 Arthur Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray's Dance Party)
  • 1895 Sid Saylor, actor (Wally-Waterfront), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1896 Gianna Manzini, writer
  • 1897 Charles Eyck, Dutch painter/sculptor
  • 1897 Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-US psycho analysist (character analysis)
  • 1898 Dorothy Stratton, organizer (SPARS-women's branch of US Coast Guard)
  • 1898 George Alpert, railroad executive
  • 1900 June [Algeria Junius] Clark, musician trumpet
  • 1901 Ub Iwerks, American cartoonist (d. 1971)

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1902 Thomas E. Dewey, Governor and Republican presidential candidate (1944, 1948), born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 1971)

Governor of New York Thomas Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas Dewey
  • 1903 Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939)
  • 1903 John Patrick Sutton Ludlow, actor (Agatha)
  • 1903 Malcolm Muggeridge, English writer (Observer of Life)
  • 1905 Andre Christiaens, Flemish writer (Unfindable Country)
  • 1905 Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
  • 1906 John Cameron Swayze, news correspondent/spokesman (Timex) [OS]
  • 1906 Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet singer (d. 1984)
  • 1907 Janet Harmon Bragg, US pilot/columnist (Chicago Defender)
  • 1907 Lauris Norstad, US gen (NATO commander)/CEO (Owens-Corning Fiberglass)
  • 1907 Lucia Chase, US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater)
  • 1907 Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer
  • 1907 Martin Kosleck, Germany, actor (Pursuit to Algiers)
  • 1907 Paul Sauvé, Quebec politician (d. 1960)

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1909 Clyde Barrow, American bank robber (of Bonnie & Clyde fame), born in Ellis County, Texas (d. 1934)

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • 1909 Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder, English radio comic/actor (Phoenix)
  • 1910 Jacques Chailley, composer
  • 1910 Richard Conte, actor (4 Just Men, Tony Rome, Hotel), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1911 Herman W "Fritz" Liebert, US OSSer/librarian (Yale curator)
  • 1911 Jane Beverly Drew, architect
  • 1911 Joseph Barbera, animator (Hanna-Barbera)

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1912 Dorothy Height, American civil rights and women's rights activist, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2010)

Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • 1914 Lilli Palmer, Posen Germany, actress (Boys From Brazil, Sebastian)
  • 1915 Gorgeous George, American professional wrestler (d. 1963)
  • 1916 Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)
  • 1917 John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1917 Constantine Andreou, Greek-Brazilian artist (d. 2007)
  • 1918 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter
  • 1919 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1919 John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-TN, 1965- )
  • 1919 Robert Heilbroner, American economist (d. 2005
  • 1920 Gene Nelson, [Berg], actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), born in Seattle, Washington

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1896 Writer "Heart of Darkness" Joseph Conrad (39) marries Englishwoman Jessie George (23)

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad

HeartWedding of Interest

1950 Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) weds Roberto Rossellini

  • 1952 Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris

HeartWedding of Interest

1984 "Knight Rider" actor David Hasselhoff (32) weds "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (28)

  • 1996 Former Atlanta mayor and UN ambassador Andrew Young (64) weds Carolyn Watson (49) in South Africa

HeartWedding of Interest

2013 Motorcycle mogul Jesse James (43) weds drag racer Alexis DeJoria in Malibu, California

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James

Famous Divorces

  • 1994 Robert F Kennedy Jr divorces Emily Black

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 112

  • 809 Harun al-Rashid, caliph of the Abbasid empire (786-809), dies at 44
  • 1284 King Hugh III of Cyprus
  • 1381 Saint Catharine of Sweden, Swedish saint
  • 1396 Walter Hilton, English mystic
  • 1400 Florens Radewijns, Dutch priest/leader Modern Devotion, dies
  • 1455 Nicholas V, [Tommaso Parentucelli], Italian Pope (1447-55), dies at 57
  • 1455 Rudolf van Diepholt, bishop/cardinal of Utrecht (1448-55), dies
  • 1471 Thomas Malory, author (Le Morte d'Arthur), dies at 55
  • 1558 Anna van Buren, countess of Egmond/Buren/Lingen, dies
  • 1563 Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese military leader (b. 1514)
  • 1575 Yosef Karo, Spanish-born rabbi (b. 1488)

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1603 Elizabeth I Tudor, [Virgin Queen], of England and Ireland (1558-1603), dies at 69

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1631 Philipp Dulichius, composer, dies at 68
  • 1635 Jacques Callot, French cartoonist/engraver, dies at about 42
  • 1644 Cecilia Renata, arch duchess of Austria, dies
  • 1654 Samuel Scheidt, German composer (Concertus sacri), dies at 66
  • 1661 William Leddra, last Quaker, hanged in Boston
  • 1755 Theodor Christleib Reinhold, composer, dies at 72
  • 1773 Philip Dormer Stanhope, English statesman (b. 1694)
  • 1776 John Harrison, English clockmaker (b. 1693)
  • 1823 Cornelis van Foreest, Dutch mayor (Alkmaar), dies at 66
  • 1825 Giovanni Domenico Perotti, composer, dies at 64
  • 1838 Thomas Attwood, composer, dies at 72
  • 1844 Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (Dying Lion), dies at 73
  • 1866 Maria Amalia, of Bourbon-Sicily, wife of Louis Filips of Austria, dies
  • 1869 Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general (b. 1779)
  • 1877 Walter Bagehot, English economist/critic/banker, dies at 51
  • 1878 Albin Masek, composer, dies at 73
  • 1881 Friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republic politician, dies at 69
  • 1881 Joseph Delesse, French geologist (b. 1817)
  • 1882 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (Song of Hiawatha), dies at 75
  • 1887 Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter and art critic (b. 1837)
  • 1888 Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855)
  • 1894 Robert Prescott Stewart, composer, dies at 68
  • 1899 Billy Barnes, cricketer (725 runs in 21 Tests for England), dies

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1905 Jules Verne, French writer "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 77

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • 1909 John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist/playwright/poet, dies at 37
  • 1911 Matthew Stanley Robison, president (Cardinals), dies
  • 1915 Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (b. 1846)
  • 1916 Enrique y Campina Granados, Sp opera composer (Goyescas), drowns at 48
  • 1918 Theophile Ysaye, composer, dies at 53
  • 1921 Deodat de Severac, composer, dies at 48
  • 1921 Larry McLean, Canadian baseball player (b. 1881)
  • 1932 George Robert Canning, cricketer (the 4th Lord Harris), dies
  • 1945 J S Nicklin, Lt-Col/Canada's 1st parachutist, dies
  • 1945 Thomas Rennie, Gen-Maj (Dutch command 51st Highland Division), dies
  • 1946 Alexander A Alekhine, world chess champ (1927-35, 37-46), dies at 53
  • 1946 Gustaf Heintze, composer, dies at 66
  • 1948 Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter (b. 1885)
  • 1950 James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (b. 1865)
  • 1953 Mary, [Victoria Mary] of Teck, Queen of Great Britain and consort of George V, dies at 85
  • 1953 Felix M Abel, French dominican/biblical scholar, dies at 74
  • 1953 Mary, queen of Great-Britain/North-Ireland, dies at 85
  • 1956 Edmund Taylor Whittaker, British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions), dies at 82
  • 1960 Paul Joostens, Flemish painter, dies at 70
  • 1962 Jean Goldkette, Greek-born musician (b. 1899)
  • 1964 Peter Lorre, Hungarian/US actor (Maltese Falcon, Raven), dies at 59
  • 1967 Marc Lavry, composer, dies at 63
  • 1968 Howard Petrie, actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), dies at 61
  • 1968 Lauwrens Voorthuyzen, Dutch sect leader, dies at 70
  • 1968 Alice Guy-Blaché, American film director (b. 1873)
  • 1969 Joseph Kasavubu, president Congo (1960-65), dies at about 55
  • 1974 Doris Deane, dies at 74
  • 1974 Yoshida Isoya, Japanese architect (modern sukiya style), dies at 79
  • 1975 Muriel Hutchinson, actor (Another Thin Man), dies at 60
  • 1975 Oscar Rasbach, composer, dies at 86
  • 1976 Bernard L Montgomery, British General, defeated Rommel, dies at 88
  • 1976 Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), dies at 66

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1976 Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British Field Marshal, Alton, Hampshire

Soldier, British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery
Soldier, British Field Marshal
Bernard Law Montgomery
  • 1977 Saburo Moroi, composer, dies at 73
  • 1978 Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], author (Ginger Star), dies at 62
  • 1979 Yvonne Mitchell, writer, dies at 53
  • 1980 Oscar Romero, archbishop of San Salvador, murdered during mass
  • 1982 Goodman Ace, American comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 83
  • 1984 Sam Jaffe, actor (Dr Zorba-Ben Casey), dies of cancer at 93
  • 1986 Sarah Cunningham, actress (Nurse Andrews-Trapper John MD), dies at 67
  • 1990 Alice Sapritch, actress (European Vacation), dies
  • 1990 An Wang, computer manufacturer (Wang), dies at 70 of cancer
  • 1990 Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), dies of kidney failure at 68
  • 1990 Rene Enriquez, actor (Hill St Blues), dies of pancreatic cancer at 56
  • 1991 Sir John Kerr, Australian politician and the Governor General who dismissed the Whitlam Government (b. 1914)
  • 1993 Erik Andriesse, Dutch painter (skulls, skeletons), dies at 35
  • 1993 John Hersey, Pulitzer prize author (Hiroshima), dies at 78
  • 1993 Peter Roovers, Dutch sculptor/teacher (war monuments), dies at 90
  • 1993 Taylor Reed, actor (Easy Money), dies of heart attack at 60
  • 1994 Edith Porada, art historian/archaeologist, dies at 81
  • 1994 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician, assassinated
  • 1994 Tommy Benford, jazz drummer, dies at 88
  • 1995 Anthony Standerwick Heal, businessman, dies at 88
  • 1995 Joey Long, blues/cajun guitarist, dies at 62
  • 1995 Trevor Oswald Ling, religious Studies Professor, dies at 75
  • 1996 Maria Lucia Beltran Alcayaga, singer, dies at 66
  • 1997 Martin Caidin, American aviation writer (b. 1927)
  • 1999 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's activist (b. 1902)
  • 1999 Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
  • 2001 Muriel Young, English TV entertainer (b. 1928)
  • 2002 César Milstein, Argentine scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1927)
  • 2003 Hans Hermann Groër, Austrian Catholic archbishop (b. 1919)
  • 2006 Lynne Perrie, English actress (b. 1931)
  • 2008 Chalmers "Spanky" Alford‎, American guitarist (b. 1955)