On This Day for 26th March

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 208

  • 1027 John XIX crowns Conrad II Holy Roman Emperor, founder of the Salian dynasty
  • 1147 Jewish community in Cologne fasts to commemorate anti-Jewish violence
  • 1484 William Caxton printed his translation of Aesop's Fables.
  • 1526 King Francois I returns Spanish captivity to France
  • 1534 Lübeck accepts free Dutch ships into East Sea
  • 1552 Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru.
  • 1636 University of Utrecht opening ceremony
  • 1668 England takes control of Bombay, India
  • 1692 King Maximilian installed as land guardian of South Netherlands
  • 1780 1st British Sunday newspaper appears (British Gazette & Sunday Monitor)
  • 1790 US Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency
  • 1793 Pro-royalist uprising in Vendée region of France

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1799 Napoleon captures Jaffa, Palestine

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1804 Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
  • 1804 Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase
  • 1808 Charles IV of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII.
  • 1812 Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela; about 20,000 die
  • 1821 Franz Grillparzer's "Das Goldene Vliess" premieres in Vienna

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1824 1st performance of Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis"

  • 1830 The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
  • 1839 1st Henley Royal Regatta
  • 1845 Joseph Francis, NYC, patents a corrugated sheet-iron lifeboat
  • 1845 Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precusor of bandaid
  • 1852 Decree regarding streets of Paris passed
  • 1856 New South Wales's first 1st-class game, v Victoria at Melbourne NSW won
  • 1859 1st supposed sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury; it doesn't exist
  • 1862 Battle of La Glorieta Pass, NM Terr (Apache Canyon, Pigeon's Ranch)
  • 1863 Voters in West Virginia approve gradual emancipation of slaves
  • 1871 Paris Commune founded
  • 1872 7.8 earthquake shakes Owens Valley, California
  • 1872 Thomas J Martin patents fire extinguisher
  • 1874 35th Grand National: Mr. J. M. Richardson aboard Reugny FRA wins
  • 1878 Hastings College of Law founded in California
  • 1878 Sabi Game Reserve, world's 1st official designated game reserve, opens
  • 1881 Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.
  • 1885 Eastman Film Co manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film

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1885 Louis Riel's forces defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Sask

Politician Louis Riel
Politician
Louis Riel
  • 1886 1st cremation in England
  • 1886 48th Grand National: Tommy Skelton aboard Old Joe wins
  • 1889 Bernard Tancred carries bat for 26* out of 47! South Africa v England
  • 1889 Johnny Briggs took 15-26 (7-17 & 8-11) v South Africa at Newlands
  • 1889 South Africa all out 47, then follow-on all out 43 v England
  • 1895 King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day
  • 1897 59th Grand National: Terry Kavanagh aboard Manifesto wins
  • 1900 1st edition The (Free) People (Neth, probably Amsterdam)
  • 1903 American Hotel opens in Amsterdam
  • 1909 August Strindberg's "Bjalb-jarle-ti" premieres in Stockholm
  • 1909 In support of Mohammed Ali Shah's coup d'etat against the constitutional government in Persia, a Russian military force invades northern Persia to relieve the siege of Tabriz
  • 1909 71st Grand National: Georges Parfrement aboard Lutteur III wins
  • 1910 US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick
  • 1910 William H Lewis appointed US Assistant Attorney General
  • 1913 Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War
  • 1913 Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
  • 1915 Stanley Cup: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Ottawa Senators
  • 1915 77th Grand National: Mr Jack Anthony aboard Ally Sloper wins
  • 1917 Stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1 - Seattle is 1st US team to win Stanley Cup
  • 1917 British win a battle against Turks at Gaza
  • 1920 79th Grand National: Mr Jack Anthony aboard Troytown wins
  • 1923 Stanley Cup: Ott Senators beat Vanc Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 1
  • 1924 Premiere of Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" in London
  • 1926 ACD de Graeff appointed governor general of Dutch East Indies
  • 1926 The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America
  • 1926 85th Grand National: Billy Watkinson aboard Jack Horner wins
  • 1927 Alfred Hugenberg purchases German film company UFA
  • 1927 Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms
  • 1930 Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway
  • 1931 Iraq & Trans-Jordan sign peace treaty
  • 1931 Leo Bentley bowls 3 consecutive perfect games in Lorain, Ohio
  • 1931 New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies
  • 1934 Driving tests introduced in Britain
  • 1935 RJ Mitchell & Mjr Sorley discuss armament of Supermarine Spitfire
  • 1936 1st parliamentary debate on NZ radio
  • 1936 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, NY-Cal Tech
  • 1936 Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska

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1937 Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice & replace his 40 with 36 oz bat

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1937 Spinach growers of Crystal City, Tx, erect statue of Popeye
  • 1937 William H Hastie becomes 1st black federal judge (Virgin Islands)

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1938 NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

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1940 Ernest Hemingway & Benjamin Glazer premiere in NYC

  • 1942 First "Eichmann transport" to Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps
  • 1942 1st 700 Jews from Polish Lvov-district reach concentration camp Belzec
  • 1942 Explosion of 20 tons of gelignite in a stone quarry at Easton, Pa, kills 21

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1942 German offensive in North Africa under General Erwin Rommel

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1943 Battle of Komandorski Islands, Pacific Ocean
  • 1943 Elsie S Ott becomes 1st woman awarded US Air Force Medal
  • 1944 705 British bombers attack Essen

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1945 British premier Winston Churchill looks over at the Rhine (near Ginsberg)

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

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1945 De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan

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1945 Generals Eisenhower/Bradley/Patton attack at Remagen the Rhine

US General George S. Patton
US General
George S. Patton
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1945 Kamikaze attack on US battle fleet near Kerama Retto
  • 1945 US 7th Army crosses Rhine at Worms
  • 1945 Venray soccer team forms

Person-of-interestRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

1945 Iwo Jima occupied, after 18,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed

  • 1949 11th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State 46-36
  • 1949 103rd Grand National: Leo McMorrow aboard Russian Hero wins
  • 1951 Patty Berg wins LPGA Sandhills Women's Golf Open
  • 1951 USAF flag approved
  • 1952 14th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats St Johns 80-63
  • 1952 F Durrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi" premieres in Munich

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1953 Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 267

  • 1479 Vasili III, great prince of Moscow (1505-33)/son of Ivan III
  • 1516 Conrad Gessner, Swiss naturalist (d. 1565)
  • 1554 Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (d. 1611)
  • 1577 Elisabeth of Nassau, daughter of Willem I & Charlotte of Bourbon
  • 1659 William Wollaston, Coton England, philosopher
  • 1671 Giacomo Cesare Predieri, composer
  • 1684 Johann Graf, composer
  • 1698 Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech theologian and natural scientist (d. 1765)
  • 1717 Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer
  • 1749 William Blount, American Statesman (d. 1800)
  • 1753 Benjamin Thompson, physicist (Royal Inst of Great Britain, Woburn MA)
  • 1758 Johann Daniel Ferstenberg, composer
  • 1773 Nathaniel Bowditch, mathematician/astronomer/author (Marine Sextant)
  • 1783 Johann Baptist Weigl, composer
  • 1794 Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter (d. 1872)
  • 1806 Josef Slavik, composer
  • 1813 Thomas West Sherman, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1817 Herman Haupt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • 1819 Francisco Eduardo da Costa, composer
  • 1819 Louise Otto, Germany, author/feminist
  • 1821 Earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel)
  • 1827 Emanuel Kania, composer
  • 1830 Eliza Laurillard, Dutch vicar/poet/writer
  • 1830 John Rogers Thomas, composer
  • 1833 Betsy Perk, [Christina E], Dutch journalist/writer/feminist
  • 1840 Carli Zoeller, composer
  • 1840 George Smith, Archaeologist and assyriologist (cuneiform (script)), born in London, England
  • 1850 Edward Bellamy, author (Looking Backward)
  • 1854 Braulio Dueno Colon, composer
  • 1856 David Alfred Thomas, Glamorganshire UK, 1st Viscount Rhondda
  • 1859 A[lfred] E[dward] Housman, England, poet (Shropshire Lad)
  • 1859 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, composer
  • 1859 Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (d. 1919)
  • 1862 George William Louis Marshall-Hall, composer
  • 1868 Fuad I, king of Egypt (1922-36)
  • 1871 Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole of the Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1922)
  • 1873 [Louise] Sophie de Vries, actress (On Hope of Blessing)
  • 1874 Gerald du Maurier, actor (Power, Escape, Masks & Faces), born in London, England
  • 1874 Oskar Nedbal, composer

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1874 Robert Frost, SF, poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken)

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1875 Syngman Rhee, P’yŏngsan Hwanghae Province, first President of South Korea (1948-60)

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • 1876 Prince William of Wied (d. 1945)
  • 1879 Othmar Ammann, Swiss bridge engineer (d. 1965)
  • 1880 Duncan Hines, US, restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens)
  • 1882 Hermann Obrecht, Swiss jurist (d. 1940)
  • 1884 Wilhelm Backhaus, Leipzig Germany, pianist (Rubinstein 1905)
  • 1885 Julius Harrison, composer
  • 1885 Robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer
  • 1886 Hugh Mulzac, America military officer (d. 1971)
  • 1888 Elsa Brändström, Swedish nurse (d. 1948)
  • 1889 Vaclav Kapral, composer
  • 1890 Jozef Arras, Flemish writer
  • 1893 Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Party of Italy)
  • 1894 Will Wright, SF CA, actor (Living Christ Story)
  • 1894 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (d. 1985)
  • 1896 Richard Flury, composer
  • 1896 Rudolf Dassler, Founder of PUMA AG (d. 1974)
  • 1898 Renzo Massarani, composer
  • 1898 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
  • 1899 James B Connant, chemist/college president (Yale)
  • 1899 William Baines, composer
  • 1900 Isadore Freed, composer
  • 1902 Leslie Melville, economist
  • 1904 Emilio Fernandez, El Seco Mexico, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre)
  • 1904 Hermann Schroeder, composer
  • 1904 Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image)
  • 1904 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)
  • 1905 Pablo Garrido, composer
  • 1905 Viktor Emil Frankl, pyschiatrist (Man's Search for Meaning)
  • 1906 Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpetist (d. 1981)
  • 1907 Leigh Harline, composer
  • 1907 Louis Saguer, composer
  • 1908 Betty MacDonald, [Anne E Campbell Bard], US writer (Egg & I)
  • 1908 Hank Sylvern, American orchestra leader (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1908 Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling, Essen Germany, tennis star (French 1935)
  • 1908 Kenneth Mellanby, entomologist
  • 1908 Robert William Paine, architect
  • 1909 Chips Rafferty, Broken Hill Australia, actor (Desert Rats)
  • 1909 Chris[tiaan R] Reumer, Dutch opera singer
  • 1911 Bernard Katz, biophysicist

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1911 Tennessee Williams, Columbus Miss, playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 1911 T. Hee, American animator (d. 1988)
  • 1913 Paul Erdos, mathematician
  • 1914 Ian McGeoch, Vice-Admiral
  • 1914 William Westmoreland, Saxon SC, army general (Vietnam era)
  • 1914 Toru Kumon, Japanese educator (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Bill Edrich, cricketer (Middlesex & England bat, Compton's mate)
  • 1916 Christian B Anfinsen, US chemist (cell physiology, Nobel 1972)
  • 1916 Mort Abrahams, producer (Dr Doolittle, Planet Of Apes)
  • 1916 Sterling Hayden, NJ, actor (Dr Strangelove, Asphalt Jungle, Cobra)
  • 1916 Vic Schoen, American orchestra leader (Patti Page Olds Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917 Jean Graham Hall, circuit court judge (England)
  • 1917 Rufus Thomas, Miss, singer (Walking the Dog)

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1919 Strother Martin, Kokomo Ind, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot)

  • 1919 Roger Leger, Quebec ice hockey player (d. 1965)
  • 1920 George E Brown Jr, (Rep-D-CA, 1963-71, 73- )
  • 1920 Sergio Livingstone, Santiago, Chile, football player and journalist (52 caps), (d. 2012)
  • 1921 George Jefferson, CEO (British Telecom)
  • 1921 Joe Loco, [Jose Esteves, Jr], musician
  • 1921 Peter Horsley, CEO (Osprey Aviation)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1771 Political activist Thomas Paine (34) weds second wife Elizabeth Ollive

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine

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1938 Writer Walter Lippmann (48) weds second wife Helen Byrne Armstrong

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann

HeartWedding of Interest

1942 Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi (25) weds politician and journalist Feroze Gandhi (29) at Anand Bhavan

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi

HeartWedding of Interest

1965 Playwright Tom Stoppard (28) weds nurse Josie Ingle

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard

HeartWedding of Interest

1967 NBA forward Elvin Hayes (21) weds college sweetheart Erna Livingston

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes

HeartWedding of Interest

1979 Comedic actor Bob Denver (44) weds fourth wife Dreama Peery

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver
  • 1994 Talk show hostess Ricki Lake weds Rob Sussman
  • 1994 Half-brother of former President Bill Clinton and rodeo clown Roger Clinton (37) weds Molly Martin (25) in Dallas

HeartWedding of Interest

2011 Oscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon (36) weds talent agent Jim Toth (34) at Libbey Ranch in Ojai, California


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 129

  • 304 Saint Emmanuel, Christian martyr killed under Diocletian
  • 752 Stephen II, Catholic Pope (3/22-26/752), dies
  • 809 Liudger, missionary/1st bishop of Munster/saint, dies at about 66
  • 1130 King Sigurd I of Norway (b. ca. 1090)
  • 1212 Sancho I, King of Portugal (1185-1212), dies at 58
  • 1258 Floris, the Guardian, count-regent of Holland, dies
  • 1350 Alfonso XI, King of Castile & Leon, dies
  • 1517 Heinrich Isaac, Flemish composer
  • 1535 Georg Tannstetter, Austrian scientist (b. 1482)
  • 1546 Thomas Elyot, English diplomat, dies at about 56
  • 1566 Antonio de Cabezon, composer, dies
  • 1638 Palamedes "Stevens" Palamedesz, painter, dies at about 30

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1649 John Winthrop, Puritan & 1st Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 61

Founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony John Winthrop
Founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
John Winthrop
  • 1657 Jacob van Eyck, Dutch blind flautist/carillonneur, dies at 69
  • 1679 Johannes Schefferus, Alsatian-born humanist (b. 1621)
  • 1697 Godfrey McCulloch, Scottish politician and murderer (executed) (b. 1640)
  • 1713 Pal Esterhazy, composer, dies at 77
  • 1726 John Vanbrugh, Dutch/English playwright (Provoked Wife), dies at 62
  • 1736 Georg Balthasar Schott, composer, dies at 49
  • 1772 Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (b. 1704)
  • 1776 Samuel Ward, American politician (b. 1725)
  • 1780 Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (b. 1713)
  • 1793 John Mudge, English physician (b. 1721)

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1797 James Hutton, geologist, dies

Geologist James Hutton
Geologist
James Hutton
  • 1809 Gabriele Mario Piozzi, composer, dies at 68
  • 1814 Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, namesake of the guillotine (b. 1738)
  • 1820 Jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer, dies at 71

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1827 Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (Appassionata), dies at 56

  • 1831 Richard Allen, AME Church Bishop, dies at 71
  • 1837 Joseph Lincke, composer, dies at 53
  • 1858 John Addison Thomas, American soldier (b. 1811)
  • 1865 Thomas Hancock, pioneer of rubber industry (Stoke Newington), dies
  • 1880 Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras, composer, dies at 62
  • 1881 Roman Sanguszko, Polish aristocrat (b. 1800)
  • 1888 Barghash bin Said, second Sultan of Zanzibar (b. 1837)
  • 1892 Anton Wallerstein, composer, dies at 78

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1892 Walt Whitman, American poet, dies in Camden, NJ at 72

  • 1896 Nanny v Hof, writer, dies
  • 1900 Isaac Mayer Wise, rabbi/found American Hebrew Congregations, dies at 80
  • 1902 Cecil Rhodes, Prime Minister of Cape Colony (1890-96) dies at 48
  • 1905 Maurice Barrymore, actor; patriarch of the Barrymore family (b. 1849)
  • 1909 Nikolai Arkas, composer, dies at 56
  • 1910 Auguste Charlois, French astronomer (b. 1864)
  • 1910 An Jung-geun, Korean assassin of Ito Hirobumi (executed) (b. 1879)
  • 1918 Caesar A Cui, Lithuanian fort builder/composer, dies at 83
  • 1920 William Chester Minor, American surgeon and contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary (b. 1834)
  • 1923 Sarah Bernhardt, [Henriette], actress (Queen Elizabeth), dies at 77
  • 1924 Augusto de Oliviera Machado, composer, dies at 78

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1926 Georges Vezina, NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens), dies from TB at 39

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • 1926 Konstantin Fehrenbach, German reichs chancellor (1920-21), dies at 74
  • 1929 Katharine Lee Bates, American poet (b. 1859)
  • 1932 Jean Cartan, composer, dies at 25
  • 1933 Eddie Lang, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1934 Grete Gulbransson, writer, dies at 51
  • 1937 Albert Relf, cricketer (13 Tests for England 1903-14), commits suicide
  • 1940 Spiridon Louis, Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (b. 1873)
  • 1942 Jimmy Burke, American baseball player (b. 1874)
  • 1945 David Lloyd George, British (L) premier (1916-22), dies at 82
  • 1945 Isaack Stouten, resistance fighter, shot to death at 29
  • 1948 Helen Ernst, German poster artist/resistance fighter, dies at about 43
  • 1951 James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (d. 1864)
  • 1953 Albert Spalding, composer, dies at 64
  • 1956 Thomas Alexandrovich de Hartmann, composer, dies at 70
  • 1957 Édouard Herriot, French politician (b. 1872)
  • 1958 Phil Mead, cricketer (55061 1st-class runs 1905-36), dies
  • 1959 Raymond T Chandler, US detective writer (Long Goodbye), dies at 71
  • 1960 Ian Keith, actor (Identity Unknown, Queen Christina), dies at 61
  • 1962 Marjorie Colton, inventor of wax paper, dies at 64
  • 1962 Augusta Savage, African-American sculptor and equal rights advocate dies at 72
  • 1969 B[runo] Traven, writer (Sierra Madre), dies at 87
  • 1969 Gunther Weisenborn, German/Argentine writer (Illegals), dies at 66
  • 1970 Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist
  • 1973 George Sisler, hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80
  • 1973 Noel Coward, English playwright (Private Letters), dies at 73
  • 1973 Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/musicologist, dies at 67
  • 1973 Johnny Drake, American football player (b. 1916)
  • 1973 Don Messer, Canadian fiddler (b. 1909)
  • 1976 Richard Arlen, actor (Apache Uprising, Wings), dies at 75
  • 1976 Josef Albers, German artist (b. 1888)
  • 1976 Lin Yutang, Chinese writer (b. 1895)
  • 1979 Jean Stafford, US author (Boston Adventure), dies at 63
  • 1980 Jon-Jon Poulos, rocker (Buckinghams), dies from drugs at 32
  • 1981 Cyril Dean Darlington, biologist (hereditary mechanisms), dies at 77
  • 1981 Tim Wall, cricketer (SA v NSW 1933 is Sheffield Shield record), dies
  • 1982 Agathe "Henriette" de Beaufort, writer (Dolly of Arnhem), dies at 91
  • 1983 Anthony F Blunt, British art historian/spy for USSR, dies at 75
  • 1984 Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (b. 1922)
  • 1986 Bartlett Robinson, actor (Wendy & Me, Mona McCluskey), dies at 73
  • 1987 Walter Abel, actor (Suspicion), dies at 88
  • 1987 Eugen Jochum, German conductor (b. 1902)
  • 1990 International Chrysis, Transvestite actor (Q&A), dies of cancer at 38
  • 1990 Roy "Halston" Frowick, fashion designer, dies of AIDs at 68
  • 1991 Frans Dohmen, union leader (Neth Catholic Mine Workers), dies at 81
  • 1992 Barbara Frum, Canadian journalist (b. 1937)
  • 1993 Luis Falco, US choreographer (Fame, Angel Heart), dies at 50
  • 1993 Roy Riegels, University of California football player who ran wrong way, dies at 84
  • 1994 Constantine Koukouchkine, Russ diplomat. murdered in Algeria at 41
  • 1994 Jan Bor, Dutch violinist/painter, dies at 83
  • 1995 Rapper-E (Eazy Eric Wright), dies at 31
  • 1996 (Elizabeth Cissie) Charlton, football matriarch, dies at 83