On This Day for 9th May

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 199

  • 1457 BC Battle of Megiddo (15thC BC) between Egyptian Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under King of Kadesh. First battle recorded with a reliable account .
  • 328 Athanasius is elected Patriarch bishop of Alexandria.
  • 1092 Lincoln Cathedral consecrated
  • 1386 Treaty of Windsor between Portugal and England (the oldest diplomatic alliance in the world which is still in force)
  • 1450 'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated.
  • 1460 Court yard episcopal palace Atrecht has witch burnings

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1502 Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1519 Austrian adel/burgerij in uprising against central government
  • 1573 Polish Parliament selects Duke of Anjou as king
  • 1588 Duke Henri de Guise's troops occupy Paris
  • 1671 Col Thomas Blood attempts to steal Crown Jewels
  • 1689 English King William III declares war on France
  • 1726 Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap's molly house in London are executed at Tyburn.
  • 1738 England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea & West-Indies
  • 1753 King Louis XV disbands French parliament
  • 1754 1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"
  • 1766 John Byron back in England after trip around the world

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1768 John Hancock pays duties on 25 pipes of wine, only one fourth of his ship's carrying capacity, and British officials accuse him of unloading the rest during the night to avoid paying the duties on the entire cargo

Statesman John Hancock
Statesman
John Hancock
  • 1785 British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle
  • 1788 British parliament accepts abolition of slave trade

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1836 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1837 "Sherrod" burns in Mississippi River below Natchez Miss; 175 dies
  • 1846 Battle of Resaca de la Palma-US sends Mexico back to Rio Grande
  • 1862 Battle of Farmington, MS
  • 1862 Battle of Ft Pickens, FL (Pensacola), evacuated by CS
  • 1862 US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis MD to Newport, RI
  • 1864 -20] Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia
  • 1864 Battle of Cloyd's Mt, & Swift Creek, VA (Drewery's Bluff, Ft Darling)
  • 1864 Battle of Dalton, GA
  • 1864 Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark
  • 1868 Anton Bruckner's 1st Symphony in C, premieres
  • 1868 The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded.
  • 1873 Der Krach: Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression.
  • 1874 Victoria Embankment, in London opens
  • 1874 The first horse-drawn bus makes its début in the city of Mumbai, plying two routes.
  • 1877 Mihail Kogălniceanu reads, in the Chamber of Deputies, the Declaration of Independence of Romania. This day became the Independence Day of Romania.
  • 1882 Telegraph Hill RR Co organized
  • 1887 Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London.
  • 1889 15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34.50
  • 1896 1st horseless carriage show in London (featured 10 models)
  • 1899 Lawn mower patented
  • 1901 Cleve's Earl Moore no-hits Chicago White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
  • 1901 The first Australian Parliament opens in Melbourne, though the first working session will not be until 21 May
  • 1901 A financial panic begins in the USA following the struggle between two groups to control the railroads between the Great Lakes and the Pacific
  • 1904 The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine to exceed 100mph.
  • 1908 Dirk Fock becomes governor of Suriname
  • 1911 Fire breaks out at Empire Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1913 17th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote
  • 1914 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
  • 1914 US President Wilson proclaims Mother's Day
  • 1914 J.T. Hearne becomes the first bowler to take 3000 first-class wickets.
  • 1915 German & French fight Battle of Artois
  • 1916 British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey

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1922 The International Astronomical Union formally adopt Annie Jump Cannon's stellar classification system, which with only minor changes, is still used today

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon
Astronomer
Annie Jump Cannon
  • 1925 Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem laid
  • 1926 Richard Byrd & Floyd Bennett make 1st flight over North Pole
  • 1927 52nd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
  • 1927 Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia
  • 1927 The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
  • 1929 WJW-AM in Cleveland Ohio begins radio transmissions
  • 1930 55th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
  • 1931 56th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59
  • 1932 57th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8
  • 1932 Piccadilly Circus, London first lit by electricity
  • 1932 WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa merges with WHO to become WHO-WOC
  • 1933 Spanish anarchists call for general strike

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1934 Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University!

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1936 1st KLM airplane to land on Bonaire
  • 1936 Italy takes Addis Abba, annexing Absynnia (Ethiopia)
  • 1937 Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)
  • 1939 Catholic church beatified the 1st Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha
  • 1941 British Army breaks German spy codes

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1941 Louis Buchalter is arraigned in New York state court on the 1936 Joseph Rosen murder along with three other murders

  • 1942 67th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57
  • 1943 5th German Pantser army surrenders in Tunisia
  • 1943 Rotschild-Haddassh University Hospital opens
  • 1944 1st eye bank opens in New York
  • 1944 Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes governor of Louisiana
  • 1944 Dutch resistance fighter Gerard Musch arrested
  • 1944 Joe McCarthy returns as Yankee manager after an illness
  • 1944 Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol
  • 1945 Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (Natl Day)
  • 1945 Nazi propagandist Max Blokzijl arrested
  • 1945 New balata ball used in baseball, 50% livilier
  • 1945 Norwegian nazi collaborators Vidkun Quisling arrested
  • 1945 Victory celebration at Red Square
  • 1945 World War II: Partisans liberate Ljubljana.

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1945 World War II: Hermann Goering is captured by the United States Army.

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1945 World War II: The Soviet Union marks Victory Day.
  • 1945 World War II: The Channel Islands are formally liberated by the British.
  • 1946 1st hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres
  • 1946 King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates, replaced by his son Umberto II
  • 1949 Britain's 1st launderette opens in Queensway, London
  • 1949 Prince Rainier III becomes monarch of Monaco
  • 1950 French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman calls for European community EGKS
  • 1950 Norman Dello Joco's premieres in Bronxville
  • 1951 Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River
  • 1955 German Federal Republic (West Germany) joins NATO
  • 1956 First ascent of Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest mountain.

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1956 War Reparations and Peace Settlement between Philippines and Japan was finally signed at Malacañang Palace under Magsaysay administration.

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 224

  • 1147 Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1199)
  • 1265 Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (Divina Commedia)
  • 1596 Abraham van Diepenbeeck, painter
  • 1738 John Pindar, [Peter], physician/poet
  • 1740 Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Barber of Seville)
  • 1783 Alexander Ross, Canada, pioneer/fur trader
  • 1785 James Pollard Espy, Penns, meteorologist (Philosphy of Storms)
  • 1793 Johannes C de Jonge, Dutch historian/archivist
  • 1796 August Pauly, German classicus (Real Encyclopedia)

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1800 John Brown, Torrington, Connecticut, American revolutionary abolitionist (d. 1859)

Abolitionist John Brown
Abolitionist
John Brown
  • 1801 Samuel Cousins, mezzotint engraver
  • 1810 Louis Gallait, historical painter
  • 1810 WFLC Marianne, princess of Orange-Nassau/daughter of king Willem I
  • 1814 Adolph von Henselt, composer
  • 1824 William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1829 Ciro Pinsuti, pianist/composer
  • 1833 Boleslaw Dembinski, composer
  • 1837 Adam Opel, German manufacturer (cycling, motorcars)
  • 1843 Belle Boyd, spy (Confederate)/actress/lecturer
  • 1844 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Bad Herders)
  • 1846 Nikolay Feopemptovich Solov'yov, composer
  • 1855 Julius Rontgen, composer
  • 1860 J.M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), born in Kirriemuir, Angus (d. 1937)
  • 1865 August de Boeck, composer
  • 1866 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Leader of Indian Independence Movement (d. 1915)

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1873 Howard Carter, British archaeologist and egyptologist (found King Tutankhamen's tomb), born in London, England

Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun
Howard Carter
  • 1873 Lilian Mary Baylis, manager (Old Vic & Sadler's Wells Theater)
  • 1873 Anton Cermak, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1933)

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1882 Henry J. Kaiser, Sprout Brook NY, ship builder and industrialist (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam)

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser
  • 1882 George Barker, American painter (d. 1965)
  • 1886 Francis Biddle, United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
  • 1887 Jules Van de Leene, Belgian writer
  • 1887 Sir Ernest de Silva, Sri Lankan Philanthropist (d. 1957)
  • 1888 Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector and museum director (d. 1964)
  • 1892 Eric Westberg, composer
  • 1892 Zita, empress (Austria)/Queen (Hungary)
  • 1893 William Moulton Marston, American psychologist, writer (co-creator, Wonder Woman) (d. 1947)
  • 1895 Lucian Blaga, Romaniams philosopher/poet (Dogmatic Aeon)
  • 1895 Richard Barthelmess, actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose), born in NYC, New York
  • 1899 Edward Pollock, saxophone/clarinet
  • 1901 Fuzzy Knight, Fairmont WV, actor (Oklahoma Annie, Cowby & the Lady)
  • 1901 George Duckworth, cricket wicket-keeper (England late 20's early 30's)
  • 1903 Walter Dehmel, writer
  • 1906 Eleanor Estes, author (Ginger Pye, Moffats)
  • 1907 Baldur von Schirach, German writer/nazi politician (Frame)
  • 1907 Kathryn Kuhlman, famed evangelist (d. 1976)
  • 1907 Fred Warngård, Swedish athlete (d. 1950)
  • 1908 Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (d. 2007)
  • 1909 Don Messer, Canadian country musician (d. 1973)
  • 1910 Barbara Woodhouse, dog training expert
  • 1910 P E Palia, cricketer (appeared in India's 1st Test-Lord's 1932)
  • 1911 Harry Simeone, Newark NJ, choral director (Kate Smith Show)
  • 1912 Pedro Armendariz, Mexico, actor (From Russia With Love)
  • 1912 Per Imerslund, "The aryan idol" (d. 1943)
  • 1913 John Hayes, Admiral
  • 1913 Victor Smith, Admiral (Australian Chiefs of Staff)
  • 1914 Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
  • 1914 Frank Chacksfield, arranger/orchestra leader
  • 1914 Hank Snow, Nova Scotia Canada, country singer (I Went to Your Wedding)
  • 1914 Josef Muller-Brockmann, graphic designer/writer
  • 1914 Theodore Kheel, labor negotiator (Fair Employment Practices)
  • 1915 Richard Janvrin, British vice admiral
  • 1916 Bernard William George Rose, composer/organist
  • 1916 Cyril Bowles, bishop of Derby
  • 1916 Douglas Guest, organist
  • 1917 George Fleming, cyclist
  • 1917 John Arnatt, actor (Circumstantial Evidence)

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1918 Mike Wallace, Brookline Mass, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes), (d. 2012)

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace
  • 1918 Orville Freeman, Minneapolis, (Sen-D-Mn)/Sec of Agriculture (1961-69)
  • 1919 Arthur English, comedian/actor (Malachi's Cove)
  • 1920 Richard Adams, author (Day Gone By)
  • 1920 William Tenn, American author
  • 1921 Mona Van Duyn, American poet (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Daniel Berrigan, American peace activist
  • 1922 Sheila Burrell, actress (Black Orchid, Paranoiac, Laughter in Dark)
  • 1923 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (d. 2008)
  • 1924 Bulat S Okudzjava, Russian author (Student!)
  • 1924 Connie Russell, singer (Club Embassy, Garroway at Large), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924 Gerard Wernars, Dutch graphic designer (Library stamps 1991)
  • 1924 Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)
  • 1925 Peter Leng, Master General of the Ordnance
  • 1926 Alistair MacFarlane, principal (Heriot-Watt University England)
  • 1926 Francis Kennedy, British diplomat
  • 1926 Joshua Hassan, chief minister (Gibralter)
  • 1926 Robin Cooke, pres (NZ Court of Appeal)
  • 1927 John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)
  • 1927 Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
  • 1927 Ray Katt, baseball player
  • 1928 Barbara Ann Scott, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1948), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Pall Pampichier Palsson, composer
  • 1928 Richard A "Pancho" Gonzalez, tennis star (US 1948-49), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1928 Ralph Goings, American painter
  • 1929 Anthony Lloyd, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • 1929 Kay Dotrice, British actress (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Joan Sims, actress (Carry on Behind, Carry on Cleo)
  • 1931 Vance DeVoe Brand, Longmont Co, astro (Apollo 18, STS-5, 41B, 35)
  • 1932 Conrad Hunte, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1958-66)
  • 1932 David Plastow, CEO (Medical Research Council)
  • 1932 Gavin Lyall, author (Conduct of Major Maxim)
  • 1932 Geraldine McEwan, English actress (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple), born in Old Windsor Berkshire

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1942 Physicist Robert Hofstadter (27) weds Nancy Givan

HeartWedding of Interest

1987 Actor Tom Cruise (27) & actress Mimi Rogers (33), marry

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise
  • 2000 Puerto Rican actress and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres (25) weds singer-songwriter Marc Anthony (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2004 "Underworld" director Len Wiseman (31) weds actress Kate Beckinsale (30) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
  • 2005 Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger (36) weds country-music heartthrob singer Kenny Chesney (37) on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • 2009 "The O.C." actress Autumn Reeser (28) weds writer-director Jesse Warren (31) under a 200-year old oak tree at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California
  • 2014 Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland (33) weds manager Tim Witherspoon in Costa Rica

Famous Divorces

  • 2008 "The View" former co-host Star Jones (46) divorces investment banker Al Reynolds (39) after three-and-a-half years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 119

  • 1079 Stanislaus, Polish bishop of Kraków, murdered
  • 1280 Magnus VI Lagaboeter, King of Norway (1263-80), dies at 42
  • 1315 Hugh V, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1282)
  • 1443 Niccolo d'Albergati, Italian cardinal, dies
  • 1446 Mary of Enghien, Queen of Naples (b. 1368)
  • 1460 Jean Lavite, Atrechts painter, dies
  • 1474 Peter van Hagenbach, Elzasser knight/land guardian, beheaded
  • 1590 Karel "Cardinal" van Bourbon, archbishop of Rouen, dies at 66
  • 1657 William Bradford, Governor (Plymouth Colony, Mass), dies
  • 1667 Marie Louise de Gonzague-Nevers, French Queen of Poland (1645-48)
  • 1688 Frederick William, Great Elector of Brandenburg, dies at 68
  • 1707 Dietrich Buxtehude, German organist/composer, dies at about 69
  • 1745 Tomaso Antonio Vitali, composer, dies at 82
  • 1747 John Dalrymple, 2nd Earl of Stair, Scottish soldier and diplomat (b. 1673)
  • 1760 Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, Austrian born German religious and social reformer, dies at 59
  • 1785 Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer, dies at 44
  • 1790 William Clingan, American delegate to the Continental Congress
  • 1791 Francis Hopkinson, US writer/music/lawyer, dies at 53
  • 1799 Claude-Benigne Balbastre, composer, dies at 72
  • 1805 Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, German poet/playwright, dies at 45
  • 1822 Charles Duquesnoy, composer, dies at 62
  • 1850 Louis-Joseph Gay-Lussac, chemist/physicist, dies
  • 1853 Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer, dies at 73
  • 1861 Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (b. 1805)
  • 1864 "Uncle" John Sedgwick, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 50
  • 1864 Thomas Donnely Doubleday, US Union Col, dies in an accident
  • 1880 Johann Hermann Berens, composer, dies at 54
  • 1884 Hermanus W Witteveen, theologist, dies at 69
  • 1889 William S. Harney, U.S. general (b. 1800)
  • 1905 Ernst Pauer, composer, dies at 78
  • 1914 C.W. Post, American food manufacturer (b. 1854)
  • 1915 François Faber, Luxembourgish cyclist (b. 1887)
  • 1918 George Coşbuc, Romanian poet (b. 1866)
  • 1926 Joseph Mallaby Dent, publisher, dies
  • 1927 Tommy Routledge, cricketer (4 Tests for South Africa 1892-96), dies
  • 1928 Constantin Dimitrescu, composer, dies at 81
  • 1931 A[lbert] A[braham] Michelson, US physicist (1907 Nobel), dies at 78
  • 1937 Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer, dies in crash at 43
  • 1938 Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist (b. 1866)
  • 1944 Ethel Mary Smyth, composer, dies at 86
  • 1945 Clem Hill, cricketer (49 Tests for Australia 1896-1912), dies
  • 1949 Louis II, Prince of Monaco, dies
  • 1950 Esteban Terradas i Illa, Catalan mathematician, scientist, and engineer (b. 1883)
  • 1951 Marie Ault, dies at 80
  • 1952 Canada Lee, African American actor (Lost Boundaries), dies in NYC at 45
  • 1955 Kate Booth, the oldest daughter of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1858)
  • 1957 Ezio F Pinza, Italian bass (Scale of Milan, NY Met Opera), dies
  • 1957 Heinrich Campendonk, German painter/wood carver/glasier, dies at 67
  • 1958 Bill Goodwin, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 47

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1963 Charles Vyner Brooke, 3rd and last White Rajah of Sarawak (1917-46), dies at 88

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke
  • 1965 Leopold Figl, premier Austria, dies at 62
  • 1966 Alfred Mendelsohn, composer, dies at 56
  • 1966 Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Dukeenbosch, dies
  • 1967 Elmar Berkovich, Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven theater), dies
  • 1967 Philippa Duke Schuyler, composer, dies at 35
  • 1968 Finlay Currie, dies at 90
  • 1968 Harold Gray, US comic strip artist (Little Orphan Annie), dies at 74
  • 1968 Marion Lorne, actress (Aunt Clara-Bewitched), dies at 81
  • 1968 Phil Arnold, actor (Skidoo, Errand Boy, Damn Yankees), dies at 58
  • 1968 Mercedes de Acosta, American poet, playwright, costume designer, and socialite (b. 1893)
  • 1970 Percy Brier, composer, dies at 84
  • 1970 Walter P Reuther, US worker's union leader/president (CIO), dies
  • 1970 Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (b. 1884)
  • 1974 Lyubomir Pipkov, composer, dies at 69
  • 1975 Philip Dorn, dies at 73
  • 1976 Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer, dies at 74
  • 1976 Valentino Bucchi, composer, dies at 59
  • 1976 Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (b. 1920)
  • 1977 James Jones, US writer (Bad Blood, From Here to Eternity), dies at 55
  • 1977 Walter Kraft, composer, dies at 71

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1978 Aldo Moro, 5 times PM of Italy, assassinated by the Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization Red Brigades at 61

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro

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1979 Cyrus S. Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, dies at 95

Steel Magnate Cyrus S. Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus S. Eaton
  • 1979 Lan Adomian, composer, dies at 73
  • 1981 C E "Nip" Pellew, cricketer (10 Tests 484 runs at 37), dies
  • 1981 Nelson Algren, US writer (Man with the Golden Arm), dies at 72
  • 1981 Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
  • 1985 Reginald Dixon, British theatre organist, dies at 80
  • 1985 Edmond O'Brien, actor (Moon Pilot, Wild Bunch), dies at 69
  • 1986 Dirk de Vroome, [Red Giant], Limbourg activist, dies at 60
  • 1986 Herschel Bernardi, actor (Lt Jacoby-Peter Gunn, Arnie), dies at 62

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1986 Tenzing Norgay, Tibetan climber (Mount Everest 1953), dies at 71

Mountaineer and Explorer Tenzing Norgay
Mountaineer and Explorer
Tenzing Norgay
  • 1987 Obafemi Awolowo, Nigeria, pres of Nigeria (1979-83), dies at 78
  • 1989 Keith Whitley, country singer (Don't Close Your Eyes), dies at 33
  • 1989 Paul J Steenbergen, actor (Ciske de Rat), dies at 82
  • 1990 Luigi Nono, Ital composer (Intolleranza), dies at 66
  • 1990 Pauline Frederick, pioneering American journalist and author, dies at 84
  • 1991 James L Reinsch, media-advisor (Roosevelt/Churchill/Kennedy), dies
  • 1991 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman III, Whats Up Nurse), dies at 72
  • 1991 Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian/US pianist, dies
  • 1992 Mike Tyrell [Red Baron], British air acrobat, dies in an accident
  • 1993 Freya Stark, English author (Sunday Bloody Sunday), dies at 61
  • 1993 Mary Duncan Sanford, dies at 98
  • 1993 Penelope Gilliatt [Conner], British author
  • 1994 Elias Motsoaledi, South African freedom fighter (b. 1924)
  • 1995 Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi, dies at 68
  • 1995 Charles Montgomery Monteith, publisher, dies at 74
  • 1995 Marshall Royal, jazz Sax/Clarinet, dies at 82
  • 1995 Percy Mansell, cricketer (355 runs in 13 Tests for S Afr), dies
  • 1997 Marco Ferreri, Italian film director (b. 1928)
  • 1998 Alice Faye, American actress (Barricade), dies of stomach cancer at 83