On This Day for 5th May

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 183

  • 553 2nd Council of Constantinople (5th ecumenical council) opens
  • 1260 Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
  • 1430 Jews are expelled from Speyer Germany

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1494 On 2nd voyage to New World, Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1640 English Short Parliament rises

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1646 King Charles I surrenders in Scotland

King Charles I
King
Charles I
  • 1665 Nicolaas Witsen visits patriarch Nikon in Moscow
  • 1726 Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Opera of Paris
  • 1762 Russia & Prussia sign Treaty of Saint Petersburg ending the Seven Years War
  • 1764 Smolny-institution forms in St Petersburg for noble girls
  • 1789 French Estates-General meets for the first time since 1614 at Versailles, summoned King Louis XVI
  • 1809 Citizenship is denied to Jews of Canton of Aargau Switzerland
  • 1809 Mary Kies is 1st woman issued a US patent (weaving straw)
  • 1814 British attack Ft Ontario, Oswego, NY
  • 1816 American Bible Society organized (NY)

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1834 Charles Darwin's expedition begins at Rio Santa Cruz

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1835 King Leopold opens Brussels-Mechelen railway
  • 1842 City-wide fire burns for over 100 hours (Hamburg Germany)
  • 1847 American Medical Association organized (Philadelphia)
  • 1854 English pirate Plumridge robs along pro-English Finnish coast
  • 1855 NYC regains Castle Clinton, to be used for immigration
  • 1861 Alexandria, VA - CS troops abandon city
  • 1862 French army intervenes in Puebla, Mexico: Cinco de Mayo
  • 1862 Peninsular Campaign-Battle of Williamsburg, VA
  • 1863 Battle of Tupelo, MS
  • 1863 Joe Coburn KOs Mike McCoole for US boxing title in 63rd round
  • 1864 Atlanta Campaign: 5 days fighting begins at Rocky Face Ridge
  • 1864 Battle between Confederate & Union ships at mouth of Roanoke
  • 1864 Battle of Wilderness, VA (Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern)
  • 1864 Campaign in Northern Georgia - Chattanooga GA to Atlanta GA
  • 1865 1st US train robbery (North Bend Ohio)
  • 1874 Dutch 2nd Chamber passes child labor law

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1877 Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.

Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull
Lakota Sioux Chief
Sitting Bull
  • 1881 Anit-Jewish rioting in Kiev Ukraine
  • 1886 The Bay View Tragedy occurs, as militia fire upon a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin killing seven.

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1891 Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in NY, Tchaikovsky as guest conductor

  • 1893 Panic of 1893: Great crash on NY Stock Exchange
  • 1900 "The Billboard" began weekly publication

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1904 Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Phila A's (3-0)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1905 Robert S Abbott published 1st issue of newspaper "Chicago Defender"
  • 1908 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2
  • 1908 Great White Fleet arrives in SF
  • 1912 5th Olympic games open at Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1912 Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing (4/22 OS)
  • 1915 German U-20 sinks Earl of Lathom
  • 1916 US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924
  • 1917 St Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0
  • 1920 German-Latvian peace treaty signed
  • 1920 Polish troops occupy Kiev
  • 1920 US Pres Wilson makes Communist Labor Party illegal
  • 1920 Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are arrested on charges and robbery of a paymaster at a shoe factory in Massachusetts, US - the two men will executed
  • 1921 1st ranger for Cleveland Metroparks hired
  • 1921 Miniature newspaper published (Brighton Gazette 10 x 13 cm)
  • 1922 Construction begins on Yankee Stadium (Bronx)
  • 1924 Unions terminate Twentse textile strike
  • 1925 John T Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee

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1925 Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6, (16 total bases)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1925 Yankee Everett Scott is benched, ending his 1,307-game playing streak
  • 1925 Afrikaans is established as an official language in South Africa.
  • 1926 Geldrop soccer team forms
  • 1926 Sinclair Lewis refuses his Pulitzer Prize for "Arrowsmith"
  • 1927 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony premieres in Berlin
  • 1930 Amy Johnson takes off - first woman to fly solo from England to Australia

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1930 Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1932 Japan & China sign a peace treaty
  • 1934 60th Kentucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Cavalcade wins in 2:04
  • 1935 Jesse Owens of US sets long jump record at 26' 8½"
  • 1936 Edward Ravenscroft patents screw-on bottle cap with a pour lip
  • 1936 Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa
  • 1938 Phillies Harold Kelleher faces 16 batters in 6th, as Cubs score 12 runs, both marks are NL records off one hurler in a single inning
  • 1939 Flash floods kill 75 in Northeast Kentucky
  • 1940 Norwegian government in exile forms in London
  • 1941 2 Fokker's employees flee Nazi occupied Netherlands to England
  • 1941 Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa
  • 1941 Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert E Sherwood (There shall be no night)
  • 1941 First modern perfume Chanel No. 5 released.
  • 1942 British assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar
  • 1942 US begins rationing sugar during WW II
  • 1943 Postmaster General Frank C Walker invents Postal Zone System

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1944 Gandhi freed from prison

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1944 Russian offensive against Sebastopol, Crimea
  • 1945 Mauthausen Concentration camp in Austria liberated by US forces from 41st Reconnaissance Squadron.
  • 1945 Netherlands & Denmark liberated from Nazi control
  • 1945 Uprising against occupying SS troops in Prague
  • 1945 Premier Gerbrandy on Radio Orange tells Dutch they are liberated

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1945 World War II: Admiral Karl Dönitz, leader of Germany after Hitler's death, orders all U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases.

Admiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz
Admiral and Navy Commander
Karl Dönitz
  • 1947 Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 & causes $850M in damage
  • 1947 Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Penn Warren (All the King's Men)
  • 1948 1st squadron of jet aircraft aboard a carrier
  • 1949 Council of Europe forms
  • 1949 KGO TV channel 7 in San Francisco, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 Statute of Council of Europe drawn up
  • 1949 Tiger 2nd baseman Charlie Gehringer selected to Hall of Fame

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1950 Bhumibol Adulyadej crowned King Rama IX of Thailand in the Royal Palace in Bangkok

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • 1951 "Out of This World" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 performances
  • 1951 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6
  • 1952 Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny)
  • 1952 Ron Necciai of Pitts Pirate's Bristol Twins Class D farm team, strikes out 27, as he no-hits Welch Minors, 4 Minors do reach base
  • 1954 Military coup by general Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay
  • 1955 "Damn Yankees" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1022 performances

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 240

  • 867 Uda, Emperor of Japan (d. 931)
  • 1210 King Afonso III of Portugal (d. 1279)
  • 1352 Ruprecht, Roman catholic German king
  • 1479 Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru (d. 1574)
  • 1546 Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician (d. 1623)
  • 1557 Emmanuel-Philibert van Lalaing, baron of Montigny/marquis of Renty
  • 1635 Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant indiscret)
  • 1657 Jacques Danican Philidor, composer
  • 1680 Giuseppe Porsile, composer
  • 1715 Daniel Dal Barba, composer

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1747 Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1792)

Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II
Holy Roman Emperor
Leopold II
  • 1749 Jean-Frederic Edelmann, composer
  • 1764 Robert Craufurd, British general (d. 1812)
  • 1800 Louis Hachette, French publisher (Librairie Hachette)
  • 1804 Jacob Kats, Flemish writer (Earthly Paradise)
  • 1813 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (d. 1855)
  • 1815 Eugene-Marin Labiche, French playwright
  • 1817 George Washington Julian, MC (Union), (d. 1899)

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1818 Karl Marx, Trier, Prussia, philosopher (Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital), (d. 1883)

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • 1819 Stanislaw Moniuszko, Polish composer
  • 1823 James Allen Hardie, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1876)
  • 1826 Eugenie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Empress of France
  • 1830 John Batterson Stetson, American hat manufacturer (d. 1906)
  • 1832 H H Bancroft, historian, publisher (History of Pacific States)
  • 1833 Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer
  • 1834 Viktor Hartmann, Russian architect and painter (d. 1873)
  • 1835 Leopold II, Belgian crown prince, baptized
  • 1842 Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, composer
  • 1846 Federico Chueca, composer
  • 1846 Henryk Sienkiewicz, Poland, author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905)
  • 1848 Adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer
  • 1849 Hambletonian, Chester NY, greatest standardbred horse
  • 1854 Antonio Smareglia, composer
  • 1862 Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Lesson Joies Blondes, Maya)
  • 1863 Frederik A Stoett, linguist (Dutch Proverbs)
  • 1865 Felicjan Szopski, composer
  • 1865 Nellie Bly, [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (d. 1922)
  • 1866 Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist (d. 1938)
  • 1867 Thomas Tertius Noble, composer
  • 1869 Hans Pfitzner, Russian-born composer (d. 1949)
  • 1871 Alberto Cametti, composer
  • 1879 Symon Petlyura, leader Ukraine (pogroms)
  • 1882 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist
  • 1883 Charles Bender, only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1883 Leopold Samuel, composer
  • 1883 Petar Konjovic, composer
  • 1883 Archibald Wavell, British general (d. 1950)
  • 1884 Wang Tjing-Wei, premier China (1932-35)
  • 1885 Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State)
  • 1886 Manuel Borguno, composer
  • 1887 Estelle Hemsley, Boston MA
  • 1887 Lord Geoffrey Fisher of Lambeth, archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1889 Herbie Taylor, cricketer (prolific South African pre- & post-WWI)
  • 1890 Christopher Morley, author (Kitty Foil)
  • 1894 Kit Guard, Denmark, actor (El Diablo Rides, Kid Courageous)
  • 1899 Freeman Gosden, Richmond Va, radio actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy)
  • 1900 Charles Jewtraw, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1900 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)
  • 1900 Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope)
  • 1900 Dennis Gabor, electrical engineer and physicist, Nobel Prize winner
  • 1901 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (d. 1959)
  • 1903 James Beard, US, culinary expert/author (Delights & Prejudices)
  • 1904 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)
  • 1905 Arnold Meijer, Dutch leader of fascist Dutch National/Black Front
  • 1905 Robert Houben, Belgian CVP-minister of Public health (1958)
  • 1906 Ursula Jeans, Simla India. actress (I Lived With You, Over the Moon)
  • 1907 Benny Baker, St Joseph MO, actor (18 Again, Sting II, Thunderbirds)
  • 1907 Kenneth Muir, English scholar
  • 1907 Yoritsune Matsudaira, composer
  • 1908 Jacques Massu, French general who led Battle of Algiers, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2002)
  • 1908 Kurt Böhme, German bass (d. 1989)
  • 1909 Miklos Radnoti, writer
  • 1910 William I Martin, US pilot/vice-admiral (WW II)
  • 1911 Giles Grangier, film director
  • 1911 Norman Oldfield, cricketer (Engl batsman one Test v WI 1939, 80 & 19)
  • 1911 Phillip Edmund Clinton Manson-Bahr, specialist in tropical medicine
  • 1912 Alice Faye [Ann Leppert], American actress (Barricade, State Fair), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912 W Fenton Morley, preacher
  • 1913 Tyrone Power, Cleve, actor (The Mark of Zorro, Alexander's Ragtime Band)
  • 1915 Richard H Rovere, Jersey City, journalist (Goldwater Caper)
  • 1916 Mutal' Burkhanov, composer
  • 1916 Zail Singh, President of India (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Ron Saggers, cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's)
  • 1918 Erbie Bowser, pianist
  • 1919 George London, bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1919 Tony Canadeo, NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919 Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (d. 1999)
  • 1920 John Hidalgo Moya, architect/designer (Skylon)

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1921 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, Mount Vernon, New York, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers

  • 1921 Sonja Oosterman, Dutch singer (Marketensters)
  • 1922 Jay D Miller, record producer
  • 1922 Phil Gordon, Meridian Miss, singer/actor (Jasper-Bev Hillbillies)
  • 1923 Godfrey Quigley, actor (Barry Lyndon, Educating Rita, Rooney)
  • 1923 Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Buenos Aires, director (Monday's Child)
  • 1924 Theo Olof, German/Neth violinist/prodigy/concert master
  • 1925 Monica Lewis, actress (Box Office)
  • 1925 Leo Ryan, United States Congressman (d. 1978)
  • 1925 Mykola Plaviuk, Rusiv, Poland, Ukranian president (1978-81), (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Ann B Davis, American actress (Bob Cummings Show, Alice-Brady Bunch), born in Schenectady NY, (d. 2014)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1761 Jurist William Blackstone (37) weds Sarah Clitherow

  • 1797 Napoleon I's sister Elisa marries Felix Bacciochi

HeartWedding of Interest

1885 Author Gerhart Hauptmann (22) weds Marie Thienemann

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann

HeartWedding of Interest

1940 Actress Mary Martin (26) weds producer Richard Halliday (35)

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin

HeartWedding of Interest

1963 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (26) weds teacher Sajida Talfah (26)

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

HeartWedding of Interest

1964 Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella (41) weds long-time friend Roxie Joynes

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1978 "Happy Days" actor Anson Williams (28) weds Lorrie Maheffey
  • 1990 "Crocodile Dundee" actors Paul Hogan (50) weds Linda Kozlowski (32) at their newly built $3 million mansion at Faraway Possum Creek in New South Wales, Australia

HeartWedding of Interest

2000 Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (24) weds actor Billy Bob Thornton (44) at The Little Church of The West Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 2007 Actress and singer Brittany Murphy (29) weds writer and director Simon Monjack (37) at their home in Los Angeles City

HeartWedding of Interest

2007 "Scream" actress Neve Campbell (33) weds actor John Light (32) in Malibu

Actress Neve Campbell
Actress
Neve Campbell
  • 2012 Actress Julie Benz (40) weds marketing executive Rich Orosco (39) at the historic John Sowden house in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 112

  • 200 Sun Ce, warlord of the Han Dynasty (b. 175)
  • 311 Gaius VM Galerius, emperor of Rome, dies at about 50
  • 984 Gerberga of Saxony, Queen of Western Francia
  • 1028 Alfonso V, King of Leon/Galicia (999-1028), dies in battle
  • 1194 Casimir II, the Just, grand duke of Poland (1177-94), dies. Born 1138
  • 1219 King Leo II of Armenia (b. 1150)
  • 1309 Charles II, the Lame, King of Naples (1285-1309), dies
  • 1504 Anton of Burgundy, the Great Bastard, knight, dies at about 82
  • 1525 Frederik III, the Wise, ruler of Saxon (1486-1525), dies at 62
  • 1582 Charlotte de Bourbon, Princess of Orange, dies
  • 1586 Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1529)
  • 1604 Claudio Merulo, Italian organist/composer, dies at 71
  • 1613 Johann Steuerlein, composer, dies at 66
  • 1672 Samuel Cooper, English painter (b. 1609)
  • 1678 Anna M van Schurman, Dutch poet/spoke 10 languages, dies at about 70
  • 1702 Jacob Hintze, composer, dies at 79
  • 1705 Leopold I von Hapsburg, Emperor of Holy Roman Empire, dies at 64
  • 1766 Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (b. 1684)
  • 1786 Pedro III, King of Portugal, dies
  • 1801 Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt, Flemish painter/engraver, dies at 74
  • 1808 Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist (b. 1757)
  • 1811 Robert Mylne, Scottish architect (b. 1734)

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1821 French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1799-1815), dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1827 Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1806-27), dies at 76
  • 1831 Friedrich Ludwig Seidel, composer, dies at 65
  • 1837 Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, Italian composer/bandmaster, dies at 85
  • 1840 Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer, dies at 67
  • 1840 Matthaus Fischer, composer, dies at 76
  • 1855 Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (b. 1786)
  • 1859 Peter G L Dirichlet, German mathematician, dies at 53
  • 1864 Alexander Hays, US Union-general-major, dies in battle at 44
  • 1864 John Marshall Jones, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 43
  • 1864 Leroy A Stafford, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 42
  • 1875 Jan A C A van Nispen tot Sevenaer, Dutch MP (1848-75), dies at 71
  • 1885 Lauro Rossi, composer, dies at 73
  • 1886 Joseph Albert, German photographer (Albertotype), dies at 61
  • 1892 Jan Nepomuk Skroup, composer, dies at 80
  • 1892 August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist (b. 1818)
  • 1896 Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (b. 1839)
  • 1900 Ivan Aivazovsky, Russian painter (b. 1817)
  • 1902 Bret Harte, writer, dies at 65
  • 1909 Pauline Staegeman, German feminist, dies
  • 1921 Alfred H Fried, Austrian/German pacifist (Nobel 1911), dies
  • 1927 Charles Boissevain, editor in chief (General Trade 1885-1908), dies
  • 1931 Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (b. 1899)
  • 1941 Natalija Obrenović, Queen of Serbia (b. 1859)
  • 1942 Qemal Stafa, Albanian politician (b. 1920)
  • 1945 Peter Van Pels, Jewish Refugee (b. 1926)
  • 1945 Elsie Mitchell and five Sunday school students become the only people to die due to world war two on the main land of the United States when they are killed by a Japanese fire balloon that landed in the forest of Gearhart Mountain, near Bly, Southern Oregon
  • 1947 Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player (b. 1917)
  • 1951 Eddie Dunn, comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54

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1951 Leo Diegel, American golfer, dies of throat and lung cancer at 52

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • 1956 Charles R Gallas, lexicographer (French Dictionary), dies at 88
  • 1957 Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, composer, dies at 74

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1959 Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentine politician, dies at 80

Nobel Peace Laureate Carlos Saavedra Lamas
Nobel Peace Laureate
Carlos Saavedra Lamas
  • 1960 Sulho Ranta, composer, dies at 58
  • 1962 Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies
  • 1963 Heinrich Gebhard, German-born American composer, dies at 84
  • 1963 Jacobus JP Old, architect/co-founder (Stijl), dies at 73
  • 1968 Albert Dekker, dies of accidental suffocation at 62
  • 1969 Ben Alexander, actor (Frank Smith-Dragnet), dies at 57
  • 1971 Alice Tissot, actress (Italian Straw Hat), dies of cancer at 81
  • 1971 Petro Scaglione, Italian procureur-general, killed by Mafia
  • 1971 Violet Jessop, Titanic survivor (b. 1887)
  • 1972 Rev Gary David, vocalist, dies at 76
  • 1976 Thomas Burnett Swann, sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur), dies at 47
  • 1977 Ludwig Erhard, German minister of Economic Affairs (CDU), dies at 80
  • 1978 Alfred H H Gilligan, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
  • 1979 Shirley O'Hara, actress (Wild Party), dies at 68
  • 1980 Edmond Vandercammen, Belgian writer/poet (Grand Combat), dies at 79
  • 1981 Bobby Sands, IRA activist/terrorist dies in the 66th day of his hunger strike aged 26
  • 1983 John Williams, actor (Family Affair, Dial M for Murder), dies at 80
  • 1983 Horst Schumann, Nazi physician (b. 1901)
  • 1985 Sir Donald Bailey, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
  • 1986 Jon William Haussermann Jr, composer, dies at 76
  • 1986 Rui Coelho, composer, dies at 94
  • 1988 George Rose, actor (Devil's Disciple, Hideaways), dies at 68
  • 1988 Tamara Pos, Suriname/Dutch activist
  • 1988 Michael Shaara, American author (b. 1928)
  • 1989 Frank Easton, cricket wicketkeeper (NSW 1933-39), dies
  • 1991 William De Acutis, dies at 33
  • 1992 Ben Frommer, dies at 78
  • 1992 Dick Yarmy, dies of lung cancer at 58
  • 1992 Jean-Claude Pascal, French actor (Golden Salamander), dies at 64
  • 1992 Stefano d'Arrigo, Siciilian writer, dies at 72
  • 1993 Balak Brahmachari, [Marxist Godman], Indies guru, dies at 73
  • 1993 Irving Howe, US writer/critic (Dissent), dies at 72
  • 1993 Lenore Kingston Jenson, dies of cancer at 79
  • 1994 Hein Salomonson, architect, dies at about 83
  • 1994 Joe Layton, director (Richard Pryor Live on Sunset Strip), dies at 63
  • 1995 Anthony Wagner, genealogist, dies at 86
  • 1995 Bernard Benjamin Gillis, judge, dies at 89
  • 1995 Esther Waterhouse, doctor/methodist, dies at 86
  • 1995 James Pack, naval officer museum curator, dies at 81
  • 1995 Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, engineer, dies at 75
  • 1995 Mikhail Moseyevich Botvinnik, world chess champ, dies
  • 1995 Thomas Eden Binkley, musician, dies at 63
  • 1996 Ai Qing, poet, dies at 86
  • 1996 Beryl Burton, cyclist, dies at 58
  • 1997 Walter Gotell, German actor (b. 1924)