On This Day for 11th May

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 199

  • 330 Constantinople (Byzantium) becomes capital of Roman Empire

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1189 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa & 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade

Holy Roman Empire Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Empire
Frederick Barbarossa
  • 1310 Fifty-four members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake in France for being heretics.
  • 1421 Jews are expelled from Styria Austria

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1502 Columbus begins 4th & last trip to "Indies"

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1548 Start of great fire in Brielle
  • 1625 Peasants besiege Frankenburg estate in Upper Austria
  • 1647 Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam.
  • 1674 Netherlands & Cologne sign peace treaty
  • 1678 French admiral Jean d'Estrees' fleet runs aground on Aves-islands, Curacao
  • 1689 Battle of Bantry Bay, French & English naval battle
  • 1690 English troops of W Phips conquer Port Royal, Nova Scotia
  • 1745 Battle of Fontenoy (Doornik): Austrian Succession war
  • 1749 British parliament accepts Consolidation Act: fleet reorganization
  • 1751 1st hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital) in the 13 Colonies in America
  • 1752 1st US fire insurance policy issued (Philadelphia)
  • 1772 Amsterdam theater destroyed by fire, 18 killed
  • 1784 Britain & Tippu Sahib of Mysore sign peace treaty
  • 1792 Columbia River discovered & named by US Capt Robert Gray
  • 1812 Waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Some observers consider it disgusting & immoral.

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1812 British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London. Ironically, descendants of both were later elected to Parliament at the same time.

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval
  • 1813 In Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth, lead an expedition westwards from Sydney. Their route opens up inland Australia for continued expansion throughout the 19th century.
  • 1816 American Bible Society forms (NY)

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1820 Launch of HMS Beagle, the ship that took young Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage.

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1833 "Lady-of-the-Lake" strikes iceberg & sinks in N Atlantic; kills 215
  • 1841 Lt. Charles Wilkes lands at Fort Nisqually in Puget Sound.
  • 1850 Work starts on 1st brick building in San Francisco
  • 1858 Minnesota admitted as 32nd US state
  • 1862 Confederates scuttle CSS Virginia off Norfolk, VA
  • 1864 Battle of Yellow Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid, South Anna Bridge)

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1864 Gen J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart
  • 1865 Confederate Brigadier General Meriwether Jeff Thompson surrenders at Jacksonport, Arkansas
  • 1867 Treaty of London drawn, concerning Luxembourg
  • 1875 George "Charmer" Zettlein pitches the 1st 9 inning shutout
  • 1881 Bedrich Smetana's opera "Libusa" premieres in Prague
  • 1887 13th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Lewis aboard Montrose wins in 2:39.25
  • 1888 16th Preakness: F Littlefield aboard Refund wins in 2:49

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1891 The Otsu Scandal: While visiting Japan, Prince Nicholas (later Tsar Nicholas II) survives an assassination attempt

  • 1892 18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41½
  • 1893 Henri Desgrange establishes 1st bicycle-world record (35.325 km)
  • 1894 American RR Union strikes Pullman Sleeping Car Co
  • 1897 Wash Senator catcher Charlie Farrell throws out 8 attempted stealers

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1900 James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries

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1904 Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5M to build a peace palace

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • 1907 Bank of San Francisco incorporated
  • 1907 A derailment outside Lompoc, California, kills 32 Shriners when their chartered train jumps off the tracks at a switch near Surf Depot.
  • 1910 Montana's Glacier National Park forms
  • 1911 The United States becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1912 38th Kentucky Derby: Carol H Shilling aboard Worth wins in 2:09.4

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1917 King George V grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 1918 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8
  • 1919 Cincinnati Reds Hod Eller no-hits St Louis Cards, 6-0

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1919 Yanks' Jack Quinn & Senators' Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1921 Tel Aviv is 1st all Jewish municipality
  • 1921 The Allied Supreme Council warns Germany to pay reparations or the entire Ruhr Valley will be occupied; Germany agrees
  • 1923 10 HRs hit in Phillies 20-14 victory over St Louis Cards
  • 1924 Cartel des Gauches wins French parliamentary election

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1924 Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)

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1924 Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging the two companies.

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • 1925 Communist Party of Holland splits
  • 1925 Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region constituted in RSFSR
  • 1926 Airship Norge leaves Spitsbergen for 1st air crossing of Arctic Ocean
  • 1927 Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer
  • 1927 Louis B Mayer forms Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • 1928 53rd Preakness: Raymond Sonny Workman aboard Victorian wins in 2:00.2

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1928 63rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1928 General Electric opens 1st TV-station (Schenectady, NY)
  • 1929 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week)
  • 1929 Dr Annie Webb Blanton forms Delta Kappa Gamma Society in Austin Tx
  • 1931 Credit-Anstalt, Austria's largest bank, fails, beginning financial collapse of Central Europe
  • 1935 60th Preakness: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 1:58.4
  • 1940 65th Preakness: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 1:58.6
  • 1940 NY World's Fair reopens
  • 1941 1st Messerschmidt 109F shot down above England
  • 1942 Japanese troops conquer Kalewa

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1942 William Faulkner's collections of short stories, Go Down, Moses, is published.

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner

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1943 Hermann Goering division in Tunisia surrenders

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1943 US 7th div lands on Attu, Aleutian, (1st US territory recaptured)
  • 1944 Opposition group surprise attack post office Washer
  • 1944 Slomp Resistance fighter (Frits de Zwerver) freed from Arnhem prison
  • 1945 US marines conquer Awatsha Draw Okinawa
  • 1946 1st night game at Boston Braves Field (Giants 5, Braves 1)
  • 1946 71st Preakness: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:01.4
  • 1946 United Malays National Organisation is created.
  • 1947 BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire (Akron Ohio)
  • 1947 Laos accepts constitution for parliamentary democracy
  • 1948 Haganah takes control of Safed & port of Haifa
  • 1948 Luigi Einaudi elected president of Italy
  • 1949 By a vote of 37-12, Israel becomes 59th member of UN
  • 1949 Siam renames itself Thailand
  • 1950 Belgium mine disaster at Borinage, 39 die
  • 1950 Eugene Ionesco's "La Cantatrice Chauve" premieres in Paris
  • 1951 Jay Forrester patents computer core memory
  • 1953 Tornado kills 114 in Waco Texas ($39M damage)

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1953 Winston Churchill criticizes US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles' domino theory

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1955 Israel attacks Gaza
  • 1956 Pinky Lee Show last airs on NBC-TV

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1956 Elvis Presley's 1st entry on UK charts with "Heartbreak Hotel"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1957 Gabriel Paris forms government of Colombia
  • 1958 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 242

  • 1568 Christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (Battle of White Mountain)
  • 1571 Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord (d. 1637)
  • 1654 Cornelis van Alkemade, Dutch historian
  • 1720 Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, German adventurer (d. 1797)
  • 1722 Peter Camper, Leyden Holland, anatomist/professor (Amsterdam)
  • 1731 Johann Gottfried Seyfert, composer
  • 1733 Victoire of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1799)
  • 1752 Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (d. 1840)
  • 1763 János Batsányi, Hungarian poet (d. 1845)
  • 1772 Henri-Jean Rigel, composer
  • 1791 Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek, composer
  • 1799 John Lowell, American philanthropist (d. 1836)
  • 1801 Henri Labrouste, French architect (d. 1875)
  • 1807 Ira Aldridge, Great 19th century African American Shakespearian actor (Othello)
  • 1811 Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese Siamese twins
  • 1811 Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1893)
  • 1817 Fanny Cerrito, Italian ballet dancer (d. 1909)
  • 1821 [Carlos] Charles John Stolbrand, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1823 Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter
  • 1824 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1827 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (d. 1875)
  • 1830 John Converse Starkweather, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1835 Kārlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (d. 1905)
  • 1838 Walter Goodman, British painter, illustrator and author (d. 1912)
  • 1840 Filippo Capocci, composer
  • 1841 Ernst von Possart, German actor/stage manager/reciter
  • 1852 Charles Warren Fairbanks, (R) 26th US VP (1905-09)
  • 1854 John Blackham, cricketer (Australia's 1st wicketkeeper)
  • 1854 Ottmar Mergenthaler, Hachtel Germany, inventor (linotype)
  • 1855 Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake)
  • 1858 Carl Hauptmann, writer
  • 1861 Frederick Russell Burnham, father of the international scouting movement (d. 1947)
  • 1869 Francisco Lacerda, composer
  • 1871 Frank Schlesinger, American astronomer (d. 1943)
  • 1875 Harriet Quimby, American aviator (d. 1912)
  • 1878 Jan Machiel Reyskens, oldest male resident of the Netherlands, (d. 1990 aged 111)
  • 1881 Jan van Gilse, composer/resistance fighter (Frau Helga von Staveren)
  • 1881 Pascual Rogatis, composer
  • 1881 Al Cabrera, Spanish-born Cuban baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1881 Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian physicist (d. 1963)
  • 1882 Joseph Marx, Austrian composer/critic
  • 1885 Joe "King" Oliver, American jazz musician (d. 1938)
  • 1887 Paul Wittgenstein, left handed pianist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1961)

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1888 Irving Berlin [Israel Isidore Baline], American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history (God Bless America, White Xmas), born in Tyumen, Russian Empire (d. 1989)

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1888 P A J Losecaat Vermeer, leader of Dutch High Council
  • 1888 Willis A. Lee, World War II U.S. naval admiral (d. 1945)
  • 1890 Woodall Rodgers, mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1961)
  • 1891 Henry Morgenthau Jr, US Secretary of Treasury (1934-45)
  • 1892 Margaret Rutherford, England, actress (Murder Most Foul)
  • 1894 Anton A Mussert, Dutch nazi leader (NSB)
  • 1894 Florimond Cornellie, Belgium, yachting (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • 1894 Martha Graham, Allegheny Penn, choreographer (Appalachian Spring)
  • 1895 Jan Parandowski, writer
  • 1895 William Grant Still, Woodville Mississippi, composer (Afro-American)
  • 1896 Josip Slavenski, composer
  • 1896 Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter
  • 1897 Izak W van der Merwe, [Boerneef], S Afr writer (Tweetalige Woordeboek)
  • 1897 Robert E. Gross, American businessman (d. 1961)
  • 1899 Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (d. 1963)
  • 1901 Mari Sandoz, Nebraska, author (Cheyenne Autumn)
  • 1902 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Unen Kaivo)
  • 1903 Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42)
  • 1904 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio-announcer

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1904 Salvador Dali, Spanish surrealist artist (Crucifixion), born in Figueres, Spain (d. 1989)

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali
  • 1905 Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner
  • 1906 Kent Taylor, [Louis Weiss], Iowa, actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders)
  • 1907 Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)
  • 1907 Rip Sewell, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1909 Herbert Murrill, composer
  • 1909 René Bousquet, French Vichy-police chief (deported Jews), born in Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne (d. 1993)
  • 1910 Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, Portuguese composer (d. 1974)
  • 1911 Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1911 Edgar Beck, president (John Mowlem)
  • 1911 Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier
  • 1911 Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  • 1912 Foster Brooks, Louisville Ky, comedian/actor (Miles-Mork & Mindy)
  • 1912 Phil Silvers, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1913 Clare Grundman, composer
  • 1913 Tutti Camarata, Glen Ridge NJ, orchestra leader (Vic Damone Show)
  • 1913 Robert Jungk, Austrian publicist (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Haroun Tazieff, French volcanologist (d. 1998)
  • 1916 Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer (Nobel Prize 1989), born in Padrón, La Coruña (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Hon Montague Woodhouse, Greek resistance organiser
  • 1918 Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)
  • 1918 Robert Hunt, CEO (Dowty Group)
  • 1920 Beryl Bryden, jazz singer
  • 1920 Denver Pyle, Bethune Colo, actor (Dukes of Hazzard, Tammy, Doris Day)
  • 1921 Ian Percival, British politican (C) and Solicitor General (d. 1998)
  • 1921 Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician
  • 1922 Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (d. 1992)
  • 1922 Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1923 Joan Moriarty, Brigadier matron-in-chief/dir (Army Nursing Services)
  • 1923 Lord Gordon "Gordy" White, English industrialist/multi-millionaire
  • 1923 Vincent Gordon Lindsay White, tycoon
  • 1924 Antony Hewish, radio astronomer
  • 1924 Jackie Milburn, English soccer star (Newcastle United)
  • 1924 Eugene Dynkin, Russian mathematician
  • 1925 Rhodes Boyson, MP
  • 1925 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • 1925 William Glasser, psychiatrist (reality therapy, choice theory), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1963 Prime Minister of Canada John Turner (33) weds Geills McCrae Kilgour (25)

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
  • 1970 Sammy Davis Jr weds Altovise
  • 1996 Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (39) weds retail store designer Bill Keenan (43) at Manhattan City Hall in New York
  • 2001 Actress Suzanne Pleshette (64) weds actor Tom Poston (79) at Manhattan's City Hall

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 109

  • 1304 Mahmud Ghazan, Mongol ruler (b. 1271)
  • 1610 Matteo Ricci, Italian missionary (China), dies
  • 1631 Christoph Buel, composer, dies at 57
  • 1672 Charles Seton, 2nd Earl of Dunfermline, English royalist (b. 1615)
  • 1708 Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (b. 1646)
  • 1723 Jean Galbert de Campistron, French dramatist (b. 1656)
  • 1742 Francesco Stradivari, Ital violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 70
  • 1772 Joseph Kerckhoff, Limburg surgeon/robber captain, hanged
  • 1777 George Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (b. 1719)

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1778 William Pitt Sr, English premier (1756-61, 66-68), dies at 69

British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner)
William Pitt the Elder
  • 1779 John Heart, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at about 68

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1812 Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (assassinated) (b. 1762)

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval
  • 1819 Caspar Furstenau, composer, dies at 47
  • 1845 Karoly Filtsch, composer, dies at 14
  • 1848 Tom Cribb, English boxer (b. 1781)
  • 1849 Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, composer and conductor, dies at 38 of a stroke
  • 1849 Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Récamier, French socialite (b. 1777)
  • 1857 E Francois Vidocq, French criminalogist/police officer, dies at 81
  • 1871 John Herschel, cataloguer of southern hemisphere stars, dies at 79
  • 1881 Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Journal Intime), dies at 59
  • 1885 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor, dies at 73
  • 1887 Jean Baptiste Boussingault, French chemist (b. 1802)
  • 1891 A. E. Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1820)
  • 1895 Feliks Jaronski, composer, dies at 71
  • 1907 John Albert Delany, composer, dies at 54
  • 1916 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (s-effect), dies
  • 1916 Max Reger, German composer/pianist/organist, dies at 43
  • 1917 Otto Adolf Klauwell, composer, dies at 66
  • 1920 William D Howells, US author (A Woman's Reason), dies at 83
  • 1927 Henry Martyn Robert, (Robert's Rules of Order), dies at 90
  • 1927 Juan Gris, Spanish cubist painter, dies at 40
  • 1929 Jozef Murgaš, Slovak inventor (b. 1864)
  • 1934 Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (b. 1852)
  • 1935 Edward H Thompson, US archaeologist (Mayan civilization), dies at 78
  • 1937 Viliam Figus, composer, dies at 62
  • 1938 Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Hours of Solitude), dies at 81
  • 1939 Evgenii Miller, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1867)
  • 1944 Henk Hos, resistance fighter, executed at 37
  • 1947 Ture Rangstrom, composer, dies at 62
  • 1949 Adrianus PHA de Kleyn, throat/nose/otologist (ear doctor), dies at 65
  • 1952 Giovanni Tebaldini, composer, dies at 87
  • 1953 Jean Adair, dies at 80
  • 1955 G L Jessop, cricketer (match-winning batsman, brilliant field), dies
  • 1956 Walter S Adams, US astronomer/director of Mount Wilson, dies at 79

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1960 John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, dies of pneumonia at 86

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • 1962 Hans Luther, politician and German Chancellor (1925-6), dies at 83
  • 1963 Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
  • 1965 Ludovicus H "Lode" Baekelmans, Flemish playwright, dies at 86
  • 1965 Roger Vailland, French author, dies at 57
  • 1970 Johnny Hodges, American musician (b. 1906)
  • 1973 Grigory M Kosinzev, Russian director, dies
  • 1973 Lex Barker, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1976 Alvar Aalto, architect (Finlandia House), dies at 78
  • 1976 Camille Schmit, composer, dies at 68
  • 1976 J Anaya, Bolivian military/ambassador to France, murdered
  • 1978 John Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/poet, dies at 93
  • 1979 Joan Chandler, dies at 55
  • 1979 Lester Raymond Flatt, musician (Ballad of Jed Clampett), dies at 64

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1981 Bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain & lung cancer at 36

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • 1981 Hoyt J Fuller, editor (1st World magazine), dies at 57
  • 1982 Leigh Snowden, actress (Hot Rod Rumble), dies at 51 of cancer
  • 1982 Piet van Egmond, organist/conductor, dies at 70
  • 1983 Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson, author (Anything Box), dies at 65
  • 1985 Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy), dies at 84
  • 1985 Garmt Stuiveling, literatrary (Ego & Echo), dies at 77
  • 1985 Jorja Curtright, actor (Whistle Stop), dies of a heart attack
  • 1985 Samuel Frith, English co-founder of soccer team (Bradford City), dies
  • 1986 Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (b. 1910)
  • 1986 Fritz Pollard, American football player (b. 1894)

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1988 Kim Philby, British spy/Soviet mole, dies at 76

  • 1991 Filip J Field, dies at 67
  • 1991 Ho Dam, foreign minister North-Korea (1970-83), dies
  • 1992 Carlos Herrera, drink inventor (Margarita), dies at 90
  • 1992 Elizabeth McDonald, inventor (Spic & Span), dies at 98
  • 1994 Alfred James Broomhall, methodist Missionary, dies at 82
  • 1994 Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 68
  • 1994 Leonard Friedman, violinist, dies at 63
  • 1994 Lewis B Puller, US writer (Pulitzer 1992), commits suicide at 48
  • 1994 Timothy Carey, dies of stroke at 64
  • 1995 Arthur Lubin, director (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr Ed), dies at 96
  • 1995 David Avidan, poet/writer, dies at 62
  • 1995 William John Phillips, actor (Nothing but a Man), dies at 80
  • 1996 Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher, dies at 85
  • 1996 Joan Thirkettle, journalist, dies at 48
  • 1996 Malcolm MacEwen, writer, dies at 84
  • 1996 Nnamdi Azikiwe, Pres of Nigeria (1963-66), dies
  • 1996 Walter Hyatt, #Musician, dies at 46
  • 1996 Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (b. 1922)
  • 1997 Brenda Carlin, TV producer/wife of comedian George Carlin, dies at 57
  • 2000 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (b. 1907)

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2001 Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

  • 2002 Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (b. 1905)
  • 2002 Renaude Lapointe, French Canadian journalist and senator (b. 1912)
  • 2003 Noel Redding, English bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) (b. 1945)
  • 2004 John Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead) (b. 1949)
  • 2004 Mick Doyle, Irish rugby union footballer and coach
  • 2005 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer and composer (b. 1917)

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2006 Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 2006 Frankie Thomas, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2006 Yossi Banai, Israeli singer (b. 1932)