On This Day for 3rd March

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 266

  • 78 Origin of Saka Era (India)
  • 468 St Simplicius elected to succeed Catholic Pope Hilarius
  • 493 Ostrogoten King Theodorik the Great beats Odoaker
  • 1284 Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England
  • 1409 Austrian civil war ends
  • 1431 Bishop Gabriele Condulmer elected as Pope Eugene IV

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1575 Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
Akbar
  • 1585 The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.
  • 1627 Piet Heyn conquerors 22 ships in Bay of Salvador Brazil
  • 1634 1st tavern in Boston (Mass) opens (Samuel Cole)
  • 1638 Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden
  • 1776 American commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau, Bahamas
  • 1791 1st US internal revenue act (taxing distilled spirits & carriages)
  • 1791 Congress establishes US Mint
  • 1794 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D
  • 1794 Richard Allen founded African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • 1801 1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
  • 1803 1st impeachment trial of a US federal judge, John Pickering, begins
  • 1803 Colégio Militar is founded in Portugal by Colonel Teixeira Rebello.
  • 1805 Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms
  • 1812 US passes 1st foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims)
  • 1813 Office of Surgeon General of the US Army forms
  • 1815 US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners & demanding tribute
  • 1817 Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory & Mississippi
  • 1820 Missouri Compromise passes, allowing Missouri to join the United States despite slavery still being legal there.
  • 1835 Congress authorizes a US mint at New Orleans Louisiana
  • 1837 Congress increases US Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1837 US President Andrew Jackson & Congress recognizes Republic of Texas

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1838 Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada
  • 1841 3rd Grand National: Mr A. Powell aboard Charity wins
  • 1842 1st US child labor law regulating working hours passed (Mass)
  • 1842 1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony
  • 1843 Congress appropriates $30,000 "to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs" by the US
  • 1845 1st time, US Senate overrides presidential (Tyler) veto
  • 1845 US Congress authorizes ocean mail contracts for foreign mail delivery
  • 1845 Florida becomes 27th state of the Union
  • 1847 US Post Office Department authorized to issue postage stamps
  • 1847 9th Grand National: Denny Wynne aboard Mathew IRE wins
  • 1849 Gold Coinage Act authorizes $20 Double Eagle gold coin
  • 1849 Territory of Minnesota organizes
  • 1849 US Home Department (later renamed the Department of the Interior) established by Congress
  • 1851 Congress authorizes smallest US silver coin (3 cent piece)
  • 1852 14th Grand National: Mr Alec Goodman aboard Miss Mowbray wins
  • 1853 Transcontinental railroad survey is authorized by US Congress
  • 1853 US Assay Office in NYC authorized
  • 1855 US Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use
  • 1855 US Congress authorizes registered mail
  • 1857 Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.
  • 1861 Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs [OS=Feb 19].
  • 1862 Union forces under General Pope lay siege to New Madrid, Missouri (US Civil War)
  • 1863 US Congress authorizes track width of 4'8½" for Union Pacific Railroad
  • 1863 1st US wartime military conscription bill enacted

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1863 Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1863 Congress authorizes a US mint at Carson City, Nevada
  • 1863 Federal ironclad ships bombard Fort McAllister, Georgia
  • 1863 Free city delivery replaces zone postage; 449 letter carriers hired
  • 1863 Gold certificates (currency) authorized by US Congress
  • 1863 Idaho Territory forms
  • 1865 US Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, & Abandoned Lands established by Abraham Lincoln to help destitute free blacks
  • 1865 Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group.
  • 1869 University of South Carolina opens to all races
  • 1869 31st Grand National: George Stevens aboard The Colonel wins
  • 1871 US Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent
  • 1871 US Congress establishes the civil service system
  • 1873 US Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps
  • 1873 US Congress & government retroactively raise own salaries
  • 1873 Censorship: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail.
  • 1875 1st recorded hockey game (Montreal)
  • 1875 US Congress authorizes 20 cent coin, lasts only 3 years

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1875 Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" premieres (Paris)

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1877 Rutherford Birchard Hayes is sworn in as the 19th US president

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • 1878 Bulgaria liberated from Turkey (Peace of San Stefano)
  • 1879 1st female lawyer heard by US Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood)
  • 1879 US Geological Survey director authorized in Dept of the Interior
  • 1882 NY Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings
  • 1883 Congress authorizes the 1st steel vessels in US navy
  • 1885 1st US state (California) establishes a permanent forest commission
  • 1885 American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates
  • 1885 US Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of federal government)
  • 1885 US Post Office offers special delivery for 1st-class mail
  • 1887 American Protective Association forms (anti-Catholic) in Clinton Iowa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1887 Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller

Author Helen Keller
Author
Helen Keller
  • 1891 US Congress creates Courts of Appeal
  • 1891 US Congress creates Office of Superintendent of Immigration (Treasury Dept)
  • 1891 The Penalty Spot Kick rule in Association Football is conceived, but does not come into effect until the next season.
  • 1892 1st cattle tuberculosis test in US made, Villa Nova, Penn
  • 1893 Columbian Isabella silver quarter authorized
  • 1893 US Congress authorizes 1st federal road agency, in Dept of Agriculture
  • 1894 "NY Atlantis" 1st Greek-language publication in US begins
  • 1894 4th & last British government of Gladstone resigns
  • 1899 US Congress authorizes Lafayette silver dollar
  • 1899 George Dewey becomes 1st in US to hold the rank of Admiral of the Navy
  • 1900 US Steel Corporation organizes
  • 1901 US Congress creates National Bureau of Standards, in Dept of Commerce
  • 1903 North Carolina becomes 1st state requiring registration of nurses

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1904 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder.

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1905 US Forest Service forms

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1905 Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to summon a 'consultative assembly' and concedes other points including an edict of religious toleration, relief for Jews, and the cancellation of certain debts

  • 1906 Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France
  • 1909 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Montreal Wanderers, 8-3

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 249

  • 1455 King John II of Portugal (d. 1495)
  • 1500 Reginald Pole, English Cardinal/"heretic"
  • 1520 Matthias Flacius, Croatian Protestant reformer (d. 1575)
  • 1583 Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher
  • 1589 Gisbertus Voetius, [Gijsbert Voet], Dutch reformed theologist
  • 1606 Edmund Waller, England, poet (Penshust)
  • 1652 Thomas Otway, England, playwright/poet (Venice Preserved)
  • 1678 Madeleine de Verchères, French Canadian heroine (d. 1747)
  • 1705 Michael Schevenstuhl, composer
  • 1747 Kasamir Pulaski, US general (Revolutionary War)
  • 1756 William Godwin, philosopher/political writer (Caleb Williams)
  • 1778 Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Hanover (d. 1841)
  • 1793 Ch Sealsfield, writer
  • 1793 William Charles Macready, English actor (d. 1873)
  • 1800 Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist (d. 1862)
  • 1805 Jonas Furrer, first President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1861)
  • 1811 Vissarion Belinsky, Sveaborg Finland, Russian author (Literary Review)
  • 1814 Charles Kensington Salaman, composer
  • 1823 Guyla Andressy Sr, premier of Hungary (1867-71)
  • 1831 George M Pullman, inventor (railway sleeping car)
  • 1838 George William Hill, US astronomer (calculated Moon's orbit)
  • 1839 Jamsetji Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1904)
  • 1841 John Murray, Canada oceanographer (Depths of the Ocean)
  • 1845 Georg Cantor, German mathematician (discover transfinite numbers)
  • 1846 Desiderio FA Pietri, Italian baker/marathon runner Dorando's father

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1847 Alexander Graham Bell, inventor (telephone), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1848 Adelaide Neilson, English Actress (d. 1880)
  • 1849 Jacques Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer
  • 1851 Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (d. 1911)
  • 1857 Alfred Bruneau, composer
  • 1860 John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (d. 1925)
  • 1863 Arthur Machen, Welsh-born author (d. 1947)
  • 1865 Alexander Gustav Adolfovich Winkler, composer
  • 1866 Fred A. Busse, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1914)
  • 1867 Gustav Strube, composer
  • 1868 Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher/writer
  • 1869 Henry J Wood, English conductor (Gentle Art of Singing, Proms)
  • 1871 Maurice Garin, French cyclist (d. 1957)
  • 1872 Wee Willie Keeler, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles); hit .432 in 1897
  • 1873 William Green, president of American Federation of Labor (1924-52)
  • 1877 Garrett Morgan, African-American inventor
  • 1880 Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic
  • 1880 Florence Auer, American actress (d. 1962)
  • 1882 Floris H L Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp
  • 1883 Cyril Burt, educational psychologist (d. 1971)
  • 1886 James Friskin, composer
  • 1886 Reginald Owen Morris, composer
  • 1886 Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (d. 1968)
  • 1889 Fritz Behrend, composer
  • 1890 Norman Bethune, Canada, Doctor in Spain & China
  • 1891 Federico Moreno Torroba, composer
  • 1891 Jan Donner, Dutch minister of Justice/president High Council
  • 1892 Edmund Lowe, actor (Black Sheep, Good Sam, Dillinger, Hot Pepper)
  • 1892 Rui Coelho, composer
  • 1893 Beatrice Wood, potter/artist/author
  • 1893 Bill Nestell, CA, actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier)
  • 1895 Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer (d. 1980)
  • 1895 Juanita Hansen, Iowa, actress (Fast Company, Broadway Love)
  • 1895 Matthew B Ridgway, US gen (WW II/China/Nicaragua/Korea/NATO)
  • 1895 Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (1st winner of the Nobel prize in economics-1969), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1895 Robert Gordon, Ks, actor (Loveless)
  • 1897 Jose Moreno Gans, composer
  • 1899 Alfred M Gruenther, US, commanding general (NATO, 1953-56)
  • 1899 Juri Olescha, writer
  • 1900 Edna Best, Hove England, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape, Intermezzo)
  • 1901 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), born in Milton, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
  • 1902 Ruby Dandridge, actress (Father of the Bride), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1903 Gilbert Adrian, [Greenberg], Naugatuck CT, costume designer
  • 1903 Rabbe A Enckell, Fins author/poet (Lutad about Brunnen)
  • 1906 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir)
  • 1906 Donald Novis, Hastings England, actor (Monte Carlo)
  • 1906 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat
  • 1907 Aar van de Werfhorst, [Pieter G Jansen], Dutch writer
  • 1907 Canada Lee, actor (Lost Boundaries), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907 Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter
  • 1908 Riccardo Nielsen, composer
  • 1909 Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician
  • 1909 Kenton Kilmer, poet/translator
  • 1910 Kittens Reichert, American silent screen child actor (d. 1990)
  • 1911 Francesco Siciliani, opera composer
  • 1911 Jean Harlow, [Harlean Carpentier], 30s' sex goddess (Dinner at 8), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1911 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician and Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 1982)
  • 1912 Joe Stydahar, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 1913 Margaret AR Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger
  • 1913 Roger Caillois, French writer (Les Jeux et les Hommes)
  • 1914 Martin Ritt, actor/director (Slugger's Wife, End of the Game)
  • 1915 George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur
  • 1917 Bert van Aerschot, Flemish writer (Elevator, Women)
  • 1917 Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (d. 1952)
  • 1918 Arnold Newman, photographer (Faces USA)
  • 1918 Arthur Kornberg, US biochemist (Nobel 1959)
  • 1918 Frank Wigglesworth, composer
  • 1918 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
  • 1920 James Doohan, actor (Montgomery Scott-Star Trek), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1920 Julius Boros, golfer (PGA Champ 1968, US Open 1952, 63)
  • 1921 Diana Barrymore, actress (Nightmare, Lady Courageous, Fired Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Kazimierz Serocki, composer
  • 1922 Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1923 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Barney Martin, American actor (d. 2005)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1956 Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke (26) weds first wife Hazel Masterson (26) at Perth Trinity Church in Australia

23rd Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke
23rd Australian Prime Minister
Bob Hawke

HeartWedding of Interest

1984 Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway (23) weds swimmer Janet Buchan in Menlo Park, California

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 2004 University of Miami star defensive tackle & probable NFL draft pick Vince Wilfork (22) weds Bianca Farinas at Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 2006 "Gata Salvaje" telenovela actress Carolina Tejera (29) weds Costa Rican businessman Don Stockwell at the Hotel Marriott in San Jose, Costa Rica

HeartWedding of Interest

2007 Model and actress Elizabeth Hurley (41) weds Indian textile heir Arun Nayar (42) at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, England

  • 2007 Countess of Frederiksborg Alexandra Christina (42) weds Martin Jorgensen at Oster Egende Church in Fakse City

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1995 Camilla Parker Bowles & her husband Andrew divorce

Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles
Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla Parker Bowles

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2008 Actor Michael Biehn (52) divorces film producer Gina Marsh after 20 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 114

  • 561 Pelagius I, Italian Pope (547-51, 556-61), dies
  • 1239 Vladimir III Rurikovich, Grand Prince of Kiev (b. 1187)
  • 1459 Ausias March, Catalan poet, dies
  • 1554 Johann Friedrich, the Generous, Elector of Saxony (1532-47) and Head of the Protestant Confederation of Germany (the Schmalkaldic League), dies at 50
  • 1580 Jacob Hillebrand, Dutch mayor of Groningen, dies
  • 1635 Philips de l'Espinoy, historian/mayor of Ghent, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1703 Robert Hooke, scientific genius, dies in London aged 67

Scientist Robert Hooke
Scientist
Robert Hooke
  • 1707 Aurangzeb, Emperor of India (1658-1707), dies at 88
  • 1717 Pierre Allix, French/British theologist/vicar, dies at about 75
  • 1744 Jean Barbeyrac, French jurist
  • 1765 William Stukeley, English archaeologist (b. 1687)
  • 1766 Gregor Joseph Werner, composer, dies at 73
  • 1768 Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer, dies at 81
  • 1792 Robert Adam, Scottish architect (Syon House, Middlesex), dies at 63
  • 1800 Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi, composer, dies at 64
  • 1808 Johann Christian Fabricius, Danish Entomologist, dies at 63
  • 1822 Franz Adam Veichtner, composer, dies at 81
  • 1824 Giovanni Battista Viotti, Italian violist/composer, dies at 70
  • 1848 Heinrich Olivier, German painter, dies
  • 1850 Oliver Cowdery, American religious leader (b. 1806)
  • 1858 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54
  • 1864 Ulric Dahlgren, Union colonel, dies in battle at 21
  • 1889 Edward Sydney Smith, composer, dies at 49
  • 1894 Ned Williamson, American baseball player (b. 1857)
  • 1899 William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (b. 1827)
  • 1902 Isaac D France van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866), dies at 79
  • 1920 Theodor Philipsen, Danish painter (b. 1840)
  • 1921 Petrus Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam museum), dies at 93
  • 1926 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer, dies at 58
  • 1927 Mikhail Artsybashev, Russian writer (b. 1878)
  • 1927 J.G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh motor-racing driver (b. 1884)
  • 1928 Jan [Jean] T Toorop, Dutch graphic artist (3 Brides), dies at 69
  • 1932 Eugene Francis Charles D'albert, composer, dies at 67
  • 1934 Norman Houstoun O'Neill, composer, dies at 58
  • 1935 Neville Knox, cricketer (bowled in 2 Tests for England 1907), dies
  • 1941 Constant W L Scheurleer, archaeologist/banker/art expert, dies at 59
  • 1941 Ernst Cahn, owner of Amsterdam Koco ice cream parlor, executed
  • 1942 Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, viceroy (Ethiopia), dies at 43
  • 1943 George Thomson, cricketer (all-rounder-6 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
  • 1945 Arthur Vanderpoorten, Flemish Internal minister (1940), dies at 61
  • 1945 Koos Speenhoff, Dutch singer, killed in bombing raid at 75
  • 1948 Antonin Artaud, writer, dies at 51

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1953 James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 77

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1956 Willem H Keesom, Dutch physicist (Helium I/II), dies at 79

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1959 Lou Costello, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1960 Sammy White, actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), dies at 65
  • 1961 Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born left-handed pianist, dies at 72
  • 1965 Carlo Gatti, composer, dies at 88
  • 1966 Alice Pearce, comedienne (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 52
  • 1966 William Frawley, American actor (Fred Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • 1967 Georges Lonque, composer, dies at 66
  • 1974 Barbara Ruick, actress (Carousel, Fearless Fagan), dies at 43
  • 1974 Frank Wilcox, actor (John-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 66
  • 1976 Alfred Sendrey, composer, dies at 92
  • 1977 Percy Marmont, actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon), dies at 93
  • 1982 Georges Perec, French writer, dies at 45
  • 1983 Hergé, Belgian comics creator (b. 1907)
  • 1984 Heinrich Kirchner, German sculptor, dies at 81
  • 1985 Sarah Blanding, 1st US fem college head (Vassar 1946-64), dies at 86
  • 1987 Danny Kaye, comedian (Danny Kaye Show), dies at 74
  • 1988 Lois Wilson, actress (Crash, Deluge, Bright Eyes), dies
  • 1988 Sewall Wright, US geneticist (evolution model), dies at 98
  • 1990 Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Parool), dies at 86
  • 1990 Gérard Blitz, Belgian waterpoloist and entrepreneur (b. 1912)
  • 1991 Arthur Murray, dance instructor, dies at 95 of pneumonia
  • 1991 Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), dies at 84
  • 1992 Robert Beatty, actor (Odd Man Out), dies at 82
  • 1992 Sandy Dennis, actress (Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1992 Ted Liss, actor (Child's Play), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1993 Albert Sabin, physician (oral polio vaccine), dies at 86
  • 1993 Carlos Montoya, flamenco guitarist, dies at 89
  • 1993 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • 1993 Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (b. 1910)
  • 1994 Anita Morris, actress (Nine), dies of cancer at 50
  • 1994 Bob Crisp, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 20 wickets at 37 35), dies
  • 1994 Karel Kryl, folk singer, dies at 49
  • 1995 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar, dies at 84
  • 1995 Howard Hunter, US leader of Mormon Church (1994-95), dies at 87
  • 1995 Howard Yanks, founder of the Philadelphia folk festival, dies at 65
  • 1995 Pierre Tisseyre, publisher (Circle du livre de France), dies at 85
  • 1995 Shiv Verma, soldier, dies at 85
  • 1996 David Bowman, trade unionist, dies at 82
  • 1996 John Joseph Krol, cardinal, dies at 95
  • 1996 Leo Malet, French crime novelist, dies at 86
  • 1996 Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, journalist, dies at 76
  • 1996 Lyle Talbot, [Henderson], actor (Plan 9 From Outer Space), dies at 76
  • 1996 Marguerite Duras, writer, dies at 81
  • 1996 Meyer Schapiro, Lithuanian-born American art historian, dies at 91
  • 1997 Stanislav Shatalin, Russian economist (500 Days), dies
  • 1998 Fred Friendly, American broadcast executive (b. 1915)
  • 1999 Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • 2000 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
  • 2001 Louis Edmonds, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 2002 Harlan Howard, American musician (b. 1927)
  • 2003 Horst Buchholz, German actor (b. 1933)
  • 2003 Luis Marden, American photojournalist (b. 1913)
  • 2003 Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (b. 1904)
  • 2003 Peter Smithson, English architect (b. 1923)
  • 2004 Cecily Adams, American actress and casting director (b. 1958)
  • 2005 Max M. Fisher, American philanthropist (b. 1928)