On This Day for 23rd May

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 206


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1059 Henri I crowns his son King Philip I (called the Amorous) of France

King of France King Philip I
King of France
King Philip I
  • 1275 King Edward I of England orders cessation of persecution of French Jews
  • 1420 Jews of Syria & Austria expelled
  • 1421 Jews of Austria imprisoned & expelled

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1430 Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne & sold to the English

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1493 King Charles VIII & Maximilian I of Austria signs Peace of Senlis
  • 1536 Pope Paul III installs Portugese inquisition
  • 1544 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V recognizes king Christian III of Denmark
  • 1555 Giampietro Caraffa elected Pope Paul IV
  • 1568 Battle of Heiligerlee, Groningen: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, thousands killed
  • 1568 The Netherlands declare independence from Spain.

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1576 Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
Tycho Brahe
  • 1609 Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place.
  • 1611 Matthias von Habsburg chosen king of Bohemia
  • 1618 2nd Defenestration of Prague; beginning of 30 Years War. Two Catholic Lords Regent and their secretary thrown out of window - they were not seriously injured by the 70 foot fall.
  • 1644 Johan Mauritius van Nassau resigns as head of Civil rights activists
  • 1647 Willem II sworn in as viceroy of Holland

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1660 King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England

  • 1667 King Afonso VI of Portugal flees

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1701 Captain William Kidd is hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore.

Pirate Legend William Kidd
Pirate Legend
William Kidd
  • 1706 Battle of Ramillies: John Churchill (1st Duke of Marlborough) defeats French; 17,000 killed
  • 1750 Carlo Goldoni's "Il Bugiardo" premieres in Mantua
  • 1774 Chestertown tea party occurs (tea dumped into Chester River)

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1785 Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

AgreementConstitution of the United States

1788 South Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution

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1813 South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator")

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon Bolívar
  • 1844 Declaration of Bab (Baha'i festival) ('Azamat 7, 1)
  • 1853 Buenos Aires gains independence from Argentina (reunited 1859)
  • 1861 3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe Virginia
  • 1861 Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession from the Union

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1862 Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Fort Royal, Virginia

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • 1863 Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.
  • 1864 Battle of Dallas, GA
  • 1864 Battle of North Anna, Va, 1st of 3 days of fighting
  • 1865 -24] Victory parade in Washington, D.C. (Grand Review)
  • 1865 Flag flown at full mast over White House for the first time since Lincoln was shot

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1867 Jesse James gang robs bank in Richmond, Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • 1873 1st Preakness: G Barbee aboard Survivor wins in 2:43
  • 1873 Canada's North West Mounted Police Force forms (it didn't get the "Royal" until 1904)
  • 1873 Postal cards sold in SF for 1st time
  • 1876 1st NL no-hitter (Joe Borden, Boston)
  • 1878 Atty John Henry Smyth named minister to Liberia
  • 1882 6" of snow falls in eastern Iowa
  • 1883 9th Kentucky Derby: William Donohue aboard Leonatus wins in 2:43
  • 1883 Baseball game between one-armed & one-legged players
  • 1884 12th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Knight of Ellerslie wins in 2:39.5
  • 1887 1st transcontinental train arrives in Vancouver, BC
  • 1894 William Love hosts ground breaking ceremonies for Love Canal
  • 1898 1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Francisco
  • 1900 Associated Press News Service forms in NY
  • 1901 35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21
  • 1901 Indians score 9 runs after 2 outs in 9th to beat Senators 14-13
  • 1901 Ottawa Mint Act receives Royal Assent

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1901 US captures leader of Filipino rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • 1903 1st automobile trip across US from San Francisco to NY, ended April 1
  • 1903 1st direct primary election law in US adopted, by Wisconsin
  • 1907 The single chamber Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.
  • 1908 Dirigible explodes over SF Bay, 16 passengers fall, none killed
  • 1908 Part of Great White Fleet arrives in Puget Sound, Washington

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1911 NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by President Taft

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • 1915 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary during WW I
  • 1916 Heavy battles at Fort Douaumont Verdun
  • 1917 Dutch 2nd Chamber approves 1908 conscription draft
  • 1918 King Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens
  • 1920 Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Pacem Dei
  • 1921 "Shuffle Along" 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC
  • 1922 "Abie's Irish Rose" 1st of over 2,500 performances
  • 1922 Harry Greb gave Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat

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1922 Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • 1923 Launch of Belgium's SABENA airline: first flight from Brussels to Lympne, England
  • 1926 Hack Wilson is 1st to hit a home run off Wrigley Field scoreboard
  • 1926 Lebanese constitution forms under French mandate
  • 1928 Bomb attack on Italians embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die
  • 1931 Whipsnade Zoo opens in Bedfordshire, England
  • 1932 Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman sets 24 hr record of 860 mi, 367 yds
  • 1934 The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers.
  • 1935 1st scheduled night game postponed due to rain (Cincinnati)
  • 1939 British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949
  • 1939 Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad

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1939 Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939 Submarine Squalis sank off Portsmouth NH, 26 die
  • 1939 Submarine USS Squalus sinks in the Gulf of Maine, drowning 26 men immediately. The 33 remaining crew are rescued from a depth of 243 ft (74 m) by divers using newly developed heliox air systems to prevent the cognitive impairment usually associated with deep dives. The rescue divers are later awarded the Medal of Honor for their bravery.
  • 1940 1st great dogfight between Spitfires and Luftwaffe

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1941 Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1941 Rudolf Harbig runs world record 1k (2:21.5)
  • 1943 -24] 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund

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1943 Thomas Mann begins writing his novel Dr Faustus

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann
  • 1944 British and Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo, Italy
  • 1944 Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front
  • 1944 Operation Buffalo: Allied break out from Anzio bridgehead
  • 1944 Polo Grounds host 1st NYC night game since 1941
  • 1945 British military police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz
  • 1945 German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British
  • 1945 Heinrich Himmler, German Nazi leader & Gestapo leader, commits suicide in prison at 44
  • 1945 Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) arrested at Danish boundary
  • 1947 PC Hooft prize forms for literature

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1948 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1948 Ramat Rahel gateway to Jerusalem is repossessed by Israel
  • 1949 Federal Republic of [West] Germany proclaimed (Republic Day)
  • 1951 Peter Ustinov's "Love of Four Colonels" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 257


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1052 Philip I of France, King of the Franks (1060-1108), born in Champagne-et-Fontaine, France (d. 1108)

King of France King Philip I
King of France
King Philip I
  • 1100 Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)
  • 1598 Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized
  • 1606 Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)
  • 1617 Elias Ashmole, antiquary
  • 1620 Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized
  • 1644 Thomas Eisenhut, composer
  • 1696 Johann Caspar Vogler, composer
  • 1707 Carl von Linné, Stenbrohult Småland, Swedish scientist and Father of Taxonomy (d. 1778)

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1707 Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and the Father of Taxonomy, born in Råshult, Sweden (d. 1778)

Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus
  • 1710 Francois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures)
  • 1718 William Hunter, obstetrician/medal writer
  • 1729 Giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno)
  • 1734 Friedrich Anton Mesmer, Austria, physician/hypnotist (Mesmerism)
  • 1735 Charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author
  • 1737 Louis Francois Chambray, composer
  • 1741 Andrea Lucchesi, composer
  • 1753 Giovanni Battista Viotti, violonist/composer
  • 1754 Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter (Napoleon)
  • 1756 Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer
  • 1759 Antoinio da Silva Leite, composer
  • 1790 Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (d. 1842)
  • 1794 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer
  • 1795 Charles Barry, architect
  • 1799 Thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt)
  • 1810 [Sarah] Margaret Fuller Ossoli, US feminist/revolutionary (NY Tribune)
  • 1812 Henri A Esquiros, French poet/writer (Les Vierges Folles)
  • 1813 Mason Brayman, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • 1820 James Buchanan Eads, US, engineer/inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis)
  • 1820 Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (d. 1891)
  • 1824 Ambrose Everett Burnside, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1828 Edward Hitchcock, America's 1st prof of physical ed (Amherst College)
  • 1832 Pieter J B C R van der Aa, Dutch Indologist/geographer
  • 1834 Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890)
  • 1837 James Sanks Brisbin, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1843 Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, composer
  • 1844 `Abdu'l-Bahá, Successor to Prophet of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1921)
  • 1848 Helmuth J L von Moltke, German general/chief of staff (WW I)
  • 1848 Otto Lilienthal, pioneer aviator
  • 1851 Antoni Stolpe, composer
  • 1862 William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player who lived to 99
  • 1864 Louis Glass, composer
  • 1865 Epitácio Pessoa, President of Brazil (d. 1942)
  • 1866 Gustav Aschaffenburg, German psychiatrist/criminalologist
  • 1871 Sigurd Lie, composer
  • 1873 Leo Baeck, rabbi/president (World Union for Progressive Judaism)
  • 1875 Alfred P. Sloan, American long-time president and chairman of General Motors (d. 1966)
  • 1879 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian sportsman (d. 1966)
  • 1882 James Gleason, writer/actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool), born in NYC, New York
  • 1883 Douglas Fairbanks, actor (The Mark of Zorro/3 Musketeers/Robin Hood), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1884 Corrado Gini, Italian sociologist (d. 1965)
  • 1887 Thoralf Skolem, Norwegian mathematician (d. 1963)
  • 1888 Adrian Roland Holst, Dutch poet (Raged & Tired)
  • 1888 Zack Wheat, American baseball player (d. 1972)
  • 1889 José Padilla, Almería, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge)
  • 1889 Ernst Niekisch, German politician (d. 1967)
  • 1890 Herbert Marshall, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes), born in London, England
  • 1890 Virginia Eames, Ft Davis TX, entertainer
  • 1891 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1974)
  • 1893 Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1977)
  • 1896 Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (d. 1966)
  • 1898 Frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young)
  • 1898 Joseph Hazen, lawyer
  • 1898 Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)
  • 1900 Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)
  • 1901 Edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23]
  • 1902 Mark Lothar, composer
  • 1903 Walter Reisch, US, screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic)
  • 1906 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer
  • 1907 Kenneth Allen, engineer
  • 1907 Matthew Campbell, British senior civil servant

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1908 John Bardeen, American physicist, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel 1956, 1972), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1991)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • 1908 Max Abramovitz, US architect (Lincoln Center, UN Building)
  • 1909 Edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat
  • 1910 Artie Shaw, [Arthur Arshawsky], bandleader (Come'on my House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 Franz Jozef Kline, US expressionist painter
  • 1910 Hugh Casson CH, architect
  • 1910 Scatman Crothers, [Benjamin], Terre Haute IN, actor (Zapped, Shining)
  • 1910 Margaret Wise Brown, American author (d. 1952)
  • 1911 Boris Kremenliev, composer
  • 1911 Melvin M Payne, president (National Geographic Society)

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1911 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (1930 U.S. Open champion), born in Surbiton, England (d. 1983)

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • 1912 David Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England)
  • 1912 John Payne, American actor (Restless Gun, Miracle on 34th Street), born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • 1912 Marius Goring, actor (Herr Palitz-Holocaust), born in Isle of Wight, England
  • 1912 Samuel Curran, vice chancellor (Strathclyde University)
  • 1913 Ian Graeme, major-general
  • 1914 Alec Dickson, founder (VSO)
  • 1914 Barbara Ward, economist/writer (Only One Earth)
  • 1914 Leo Lerman, actor/manager/critic (Dance Magazine)
  • 1914 Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher
  • 1915 Clyde Wiegand, physicist
  • 1916 M Jean Francaix, composer
  • 1916 Margaret Hayden Rector, playwright (living legacy award 1995)
  • 1917 Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Bulent Arel, composer
  • 1918 Robert "Bumps" Blackwell, band leader and record producer, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1985)
  • 1918 Denis Compton, cricketer (England batsman 1938-56 & Arsenal forward)
  • 1919 Betty Garrett, actress (Irene-All in the Family), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • 1919 Robert KJE Antonissen, South African literary

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1942 Comic book artist Jack Kirby (24) weds Roz Goldstein

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • 1953 John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy (31) weds activist and attorney Sargent Shriver at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

1970 US Secretary of State John Kerry (26) weds heiress Julia Stimson Thorne (25)

United States Secretary of State John Kerry
United States Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • 1992 "Once and Again" actress Sela Ward (35) weds actor Howard Sherman (42)

HeartWedding of Interest

1992 Actress Anjelica Huston (40) weds sculptor Robert Graham (54)

  • 2004 Singer-guitarist Michelle Branch (21) weds musician Teddy Landau at Isla Pardito, Mexico
  • 2012 Grammy-winning Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz (43) weds longtime girlfriend Raquel Perera (37) in Barcelona

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1533 King Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon's marriage declared null & void by authority English clergy not the Pope

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
Spanish Princess, Queen of England Catherine of Aragon
Spanish Princess, Queen of England
Catherine of Aragon

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1934 First wife Marguerite Van Kessel divorces NFL player Curly Lambeau (36) after 14 years of marriage

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 119

  • 1125 Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies
  • 1304 Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer
  • 1423 Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies
  • 1498 Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45
  • 1523 Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)
  • 1524 Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487)
  • 1568 Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27
  • 1627 Luis de Gongora y Argote, poet/writer, dies
  • 1648 Luis de Nain, painter, dies
  • 1662 John Gauden, English bishop and writer (b. 1605)
  • 1668 Philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried
  • 1670 Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1610)
  • 1684 Adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48
  • 1691 Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (b. 1622)

BattleExecution

1701 William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock

Pirate Legend William Kidd
Pirate Legend
William Kidd
  • 1752 William Bradford, English-born printer (b. 1663)
  • 1754 John Wood, architect/town planner, dies
  • 1783 James Otis, American lawyer, dies
  • 1785 William Woollett, engraver, dies
  • 1786 Móric Beňovský, Slovak officer and explorer, King of Madagascar (b. 1746)
  • 1813 Geraud Duroc, French general (b. 1772)
  • 1825 Ras Gugsa of Yejju, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia
  • 1834 Charles Wesley, composer, dies at 76
  • 1838 John W Janssens, gov-gen (Cape Colony), dies at 75
  • 1841 Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher/theologist, dies at 76
  • 1842 Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34
  • 1846 Franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki, Polish politician (b. 1778)
  • 1851 Lucas Pieter Roodbaard, architect, dies at 69
  • 1855 Charles Robert Malden, English explorer (b. 1797)
  • 1857 Augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (b. 1789)
  • 1860 Albert Richard Smith, author/lecturer, dies
  • 1867 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian, dies at 74

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1868 Kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent, dies of an aortic aneurysm at 58

Frontiersman Kit Carson
Frontiersman
Kit Carson
  • 1875 Johann Wilhelm Mangold, composer, dies at 78
  • 1881 Leopold von Ranke, historian, dies
  • 1883 Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda), dies
  • 1886 Leopold von Ranke, German historian (b. 1795)
  • 1887 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, composer, dies at 74
  • 1891 Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach, composer, dies at 73
  • 1893 Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman (b. 1805)
  • 1895 Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96
  • 1897 Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34
  • 1905 Martinus W van AA Meerbeke, head-editor (Time), dies at 75
  • 1906 Henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78
  • 1908 Francois Coppee, French poet, dies
  • 1920 Svetozar Boroević, Austrian field marshal (b. 1856)
  • 1926 Hans Koessler, composer, dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1934 Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush at 23

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1934 Clyde Barrow, outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • 1937 John Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1937 John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 97

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1938 Philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70
  • 1940 Andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies
  • 1940 Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (Ce Soir/Aden Arabia), dies at 35
  • 1941 Lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies
  • 1941 Slavko Osterc, composer, dies at 45
  • 1947 C F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68
  • 1952 Georg Alfred Schumann, composer, dies at 85
  • 1954 H R Bromley-Davenport, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England), dies
  • 1960 Georges Claude, engineer/inventor, dies
  • 1961 Joan Davis, comedic actress (I Married Joan), dies at 53
  • 1965 David Smith, sculptor, dies
  • 1965 Earl Webb, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • 1966 Ruth Gates, Denton TX, actress (Aunt Jenny-Mama), dies at 79
  • 1966 Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (b. 1902)
  • 1967 Philip Coolidge, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler), dies at 58
  • 1967 Sanne Sannes, photographer, dies at 30
  • 1968 James Burke, actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81
  • 1968 Merle Kendrick, orchestra leader (Window on the World), dies at 72
  • 1969 Diane Aubrey, actress (Haunted Strangler), dies of heart attack at 79
  • 1969 Jimmy McHugh, composer (Can't Give You Anything But Love), dies at 74
  • 1969 Peter Alma, painter/graphic artist, dies at 83
  • 1970 Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), dies at 68
  • 1973 Athena Lorde, actress (Fuzz, Skin Game, Firecreek), dies at 57
  • 1974 Kathleen Cannell, writer, dies
  • 1975 Jackie "Moms" Mabley, comedienne (Amazing Grace), dies at 81
  • 1979 Hubert van Doorne, auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 79
  • 1981 George Jessel, US comic/toastmaster (Diary of Young Comic), dies at 83
  • 1981 Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (d. 1911)
  • 1981 David Lewis, Canadian labour lawyer and politician (b. 1909)
  • 1983 Albert Claude, Belgian biologist (Nobel 1974), dies at 84
  • 1986 Sterling Hayden, actor (Blue & Gray), dies at 70
  • 1987 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), dies at 86
  • 1988 David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris), dies at 73
  • 1989 Georgy Tovstonogov, Russian theatre director (b. 1915)
  • 1991 Jean van Houte, Belgian premier, dies
  • 1991 Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money), dies
  • 1991 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
  • 1991 Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (b. 1895)
  • 1992 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer/composer/poet/guitarist, dies
  • 1992 Giovanni Falcone, anti-mafia judge (Palermo), murdered
  • 1993 James Millhollin, actor (Anston Foster-Grindl), dies at 77
  • 1994 Carl Althoff, German circus director, dies at 82
  • 1994 Joe Pass, US jazz guitarist (The Trio), dies at 65
  • 1994 Ray Candy, American professional wrestler (b. 1951)
  • 1996 Dorothy Hyson, actress (Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), dies at 81
  • 1996 Kronid Arkadyevich Lyubarsky, human rights activist, dies at 61
  • 1996 Patrick Cargill, actor (Up Pompeii, Magic Christian), dies at 77
  • 1996 Rob Hall, New Zealand high altitude climber (b. 1941)
  • 1996 Scott Fischer, American high altitude climber (b. 1955)