On This Day for 1st November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 262

  • 835 All Saints Day made compulsory by Pope Gregory IV throughout Frankish Kingdom
  • 996 First recorded use of modern name for Austria in the 'Ostarrîchi Document'
  • 1210 King John of England begins imprisoning Jews
  • 1248 Earl Willem II of Holland crowned as RC German emperor
  • 1349 Duke of Brabant orders execution of all Jews in Brussels, accusing them of poisoning the wells
  • 1462 Archduke Albrecht VI van Habsburg occupies Vienna

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1512 Michelangelo's paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican first exhibited

Painter Michelangelo
Painter
Michelangelo
  • 1570 All Saints Flood, tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland; killing more than 1,000 people.

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1604 William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" first presented

  • 1611 Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Tempest" first presented
  • 1612 (22 October O.S.) Time of Troubles in Russia: Moscow, Kitai-gorod, is captured by Russian troops under command of Dmitry Pozharsky
  • 1623 Fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts destroys several buildings
  • 1628 French King Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle

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1671 French King Louis XIV & RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1683 The English crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
  • 1721 Prince Eugenius of Savoye unveals statue of himself
  • 1755 Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
  • 1765 Stamp Act goes into effect in British colonies
  • 1776 Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California
  • 1784 Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette & his descendents
  • 1787 First free school in NYC (African Free School) opens

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1800 John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams
  • 1802 Delegates meet at Chillicothe, Ohio, to form a state constitutional convention.

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1814 Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1834 First published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)
  • 1848 First US women's medical school opens (Boston)
  • 1849 Dutch government of Thorbecke forms
  • 1859 The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse was lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles (30 kilometers), in good conditions.

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1861 General George McClellan made general in chief of Union armies

Union General George McClellan
Union General
George McClellan
  • 1863 -8] Averell's Raid (on)to Lewisburg, West Virginia
  • 1863 Fortifications built on Angel Island (SF Bay) by troops
  • 1865 Zutphen-Fishing Dutch railway opens
  • 1867 "Harper's Bazaar" publishes
  • 1869 Deli Me forms T B V tobacco in Sumatra
  • 1870 US Weather Bureau begins operations (24 locations)
  • 1876 King Willem III opens North Sea Canal (Amsterdam-IJmuiden)
  • 1876 New Zealand's provincial government system is dissolved.
  • 1877 Dutch government of Heemskerk-Van Lynden resigns
  • 1878 Edward Scripps & John Sweeney found Penny Press (Cleveland Press)
  • 1884 The Gaelic Athletic Association is founded to promote Irish sport and games; The association denies membership to the police and army and is immediately infiltrated by the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB)
  • 1885 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Immortale Dei
  • 1886 Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka was established with 37 students.
  • 1894 Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris

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1894 Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.

  • 1896 First bare-breasted women (Zulu) to appear in National Geographic Magazine
  • 1901 Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, VA.
  • 1902 France and Italy sign an Entente under which Italy agrees to remain neutral if France is attacked; this is France's attempt to neutralize the Triple Entente

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1904 George Bernard Shaw's "John Bull's Other Island" premieres in London

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1910 First issue of "Crisis" published by editor W.E.B. Du Bois

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • 1913 Notre Dame upsets Army 35-13, 1st to use forward pass effectively

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1913 Less than a week after the US nonintervention promose, President Woodrow Wilson demands that Mexican dictator Huerta resigns

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

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1914 Connie Mack asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank & Chief Colby

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1914 German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile
  • 1914 Pope Benedictus Xv's encyclical Ad beatissimi, against integrity
  • 1914 Von Hindenburg named marshal of Eastern front
  • 1915 Parris Island is officially designated a Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
  • 1916 Paul Miliukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government.
  • 1917 In WW I, the 1st US soldiers are killed in combat
  • 1918 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn
  • 1918 Yugoslav battleship Viribus Unitis sunk by Italians
  • 1920 Eugene O'Neill's "Emperor Jones" premieres in NYC
  • 1920 American Fishing Schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian Fishing Schooner Delawana in the first International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax.
  • 1921 National Birth Control League & Voluntary Parenthood League merge as American Birth Control League
  • 1922 Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam
  • 1922 Mustapha Kemal takes Constantinople from Mohammed VI, proclaiming the Republic of Turkey and bringing an end to the Ottoman Empire
  • 1923 Bruno E Lucander forms Aero E/Y (Finnair)
  • 1924 1st US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded
  • 1924 Forest Peters of Montana State U hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals
  • 1925 VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam
  • 1926 US Air Commerce Act passes
  • 1928 1st celebration of Authors' Day

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1928 Bradman scores a century each innings (131 & 133*), NSW v Qld

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1928 Graf Zeppelin sets airship distance record of 6384 km
  • 1929 Lundy Island, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps
  • 1931 Dupont introduces synthetic rubber

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1932 Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun

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1935 T. S. Eliot's play "Murder in the Cathedral" premieres in London

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot

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1936 Benito Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis"

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1936 Rodeo Cowboy's Association founded

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1937 Stalinists executed by shooting Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community (including three women).

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1938 German colonel-general Gerd von Runstedt retires
  • 1938 NL batting champ Ernie Lombardi is named MVP
  • 1938 Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico
  • 1939 First animal conceived by artificial insemination (rabbit) displayed
  • 1939 First jet plane, Heinkel He 178, demonstrated to German Air Ministry
  • 1939 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sertum laetitiae
  • 1940 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa
  • 1940 Dutch "Curfew" forms (12 AM - 4 AM)
  • 1941 Chetniks attacks Tito's partizans in Uzice Yugoslavia
  • 1941 Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki/Maejima arrive in Pearl Harbor
  • 1942 10th day of battle at El Alamein
  • 1942 John H Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest
  • 1943 Dim-out ban lifted in SF Bay area
  • 1943 US troops land on Bougainville Island on Solomon Island
  • 1944 Mary Coyle Chase's "Harvey" premieres in NYC
  • 1944 Zeeuws & Flanders liberated
  • 1944 World War II: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren in the Netherlands.
  • 1945 First issue of Ebony magazine published by John H Johnson
  • 1946 Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University
  • 1946 Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck's right foot is amputated

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 238

  • 846 Louis the Stammerer, King of West Francia (877-79) (d. 879)
  • 1339 Duke Rudolf IV of Austria (d. 1365)
  • 1351 Duke Leopold III of Austria (d. 1386)
  • 1500 Benvenuto Cellini, sculptor/goldsmith/author (Perseus)
  • 1526 Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, queen of Sweden and duchess of Finland (d. 1583)
  • 1530 Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer (d. 1563)
  • 1539 Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (d. 1596)
  • 1549 Anna of Austria, fourth wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1580)
  • 1567 Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, conde de Gondomar, Spanish diplomat (d. 1626)
  • 1578 Dmitry Pozharsky, Russian prince (d. 1642)
  • 1585 Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (d. 1652)
  • 1607 Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (d. 1658)
  • 1611 François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-born French commander (d. 1656)
  • 1618 Johannes Flittner, composer
  • 1629 St. Oliver Plunkett, last Catholic martyr to die in England. (d. 1681)
  • 1636 Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (d. 1711)
  • 1643 John Strype, English historian and biographer (d. 1737)
  • 1661 Florent Carton Dancourt, French dramatist and actor (d. 1725)
  • 1666 James Sherard, composer
  • 1704 Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (d. 1779)
  • 1720 Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (d. 1791)
  • 1727 Ivan Ivanovich Shuvalov, founder of the Moscow University (d. 1797)
  • 1731 Theodore-Jean Tarade, composer
  • 1748 Christoph Rheineck, composer
  • 1757 Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor
  • 1761 Antonin Josef Alois Volanek, composer

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1762 Spencer Perceval, (Tory), British PM (1809-12)

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval
  • 1778 Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (d. 1837)
  • 1782 Viscount Goderich, (Tory), British PM (1827-28)
  • 1798 Benjamin Lee, Baronet Guinness, Irish brewer/Dublin mayor
  • 1805 Alessandro Nini, composer
  • 1808 John Taylor, American religious leader (d. 1887)
  • 1815 Crawford Williamson Long, surgeon/pioneer (use of ether)
  • 1815 Douglas Hancock Cooper, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1825 Joseph Benjamin Palmer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1890)
  • 1832 Johann Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, composer
  • 1835 Godfrey Weitzel, (Union volunteers Major general, (d. 1884))
  • 1847 Emma Albani, Canadian soprano (d. 1930)
  • 1853 Jose Santos Zelaya, (L), ruler of Nicaragua (1893-1910)
  • 1855 Guido Adler, Austria, musicologist (Still in the Music)
  • 1859 Charles Brantley Aycock, (Gov-NC)
  • 1859 William Henry Grattan Flood, composer
  • 1860 Boies Penrose, United States Senator from Pennsylvania (d. 1921)
  • 1862 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer/conductor/organist (Cyrano)
  • 1863 Alfred Reisenauer, composer
  • 1865 Monty Bowden, cricketer (England Test capt v South Africa at 23)
  • 1871 Alexander Afanasii Spendiaryan, composer

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1871 Stephen Crane, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1900)

Novelist Stephen Crane
Novelist
Stephen Crane
  • 1877 Roger Quilter, British composer

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1878 Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Buenos Aires, jurist (Nobel Peace Prize 1936), (d. 1959)

Nobel Peace Laureate Carlos Saavedra Lamas
Nobel Peace Laureate
Carlos Saavedra Lamas
  • 1878 Konrad Mägi, Estonian painter (d. 1925)
  • 1879 Pal Teleki-von Szek, geographer/premier Hungary (1920-21, 39-41)

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1880 Alfred L Wegener, German meteorologist (continental shift)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener
  • 1880 Grantland Rice, sportswriter (NY Her Trib 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37)
  • 1880 Karel Paul van der Mandele, financier/director (Rotterdamsche Bank)
  • 1880 Sholem Asch, Poland, Yiddish novelist/playwright (Three Cities)
  • 1881 Edward Van Sloan, American actor (d. 1964)
  • 1886 Hermann Broch, Austria, novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment)
  • 1887 Max Trapp, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1971)
  • 1887 L. S. Lowry, British painter of industrial scenes (d. 1976)
  • 1889 Philip John Noel-Baker, statesman/disarmament advocate (Nobel 1959)
  • 1890 James Barton, NJ, Broadway actor (Tobacco Road, Iceman Cometh)
  • 1891 Dirk Vollenhoven, Dutch composer/philosopher
  • 1892 Alexander Alekhine, Russia, world chess champion (1927-35, 37-46)
  • 1896 Edmund Blunden, English poet/critic (Undertones of War)
  • 1897 Naomi Mitchison, author (African Heroes, Return to Fairy Hill)
  • 1898 Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (d. 1960)
  • 1902 Eugen Jochum, Babenhausen Bavaria, German conductor (Hamburg Orch)
  • 1902 Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet/dramatist/novelist (The Defeat), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1943)
  • 1903 Don Robey, US gospel singer
  • 1903 Gerard "Ge" Nabrink, Dutch anarchist/co-founder (NVSH)
  • 1903 Jean Tardieu, author
  • 1903 Max Adrian, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Irish actor (Devils, Music Lover)
  • 1903 Edward "Carji" Greeves, Australian rules footballer (d. 1963)
  • 1904 Laura Laplante, actress (Cat & Canary), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1905 Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec painter (d. 1960)
  • 1906 Johnny Indrisano, American boxer and actor (d. 1968)
  • 1907 Rio Gebhardt, German musician and composer, born in Heilbronn (d. 1944)
  • 1907 Terence Tenison Cuneo, artist
  • 1909 Bruno Bjelinski, composer
  • 1911 Henri Troyat, French author and historian (d. 2007)
  • 1911 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron (device to accelerate electron beams), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1914 William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz pianist/arranger
  • 1915 Carlos A Nicolaas, Bonaire, teacher/poet
  • 1915 Michael Denison, York England, actor (Importance of Being Ernest)
  • 1917 Clarence E Miller, (Rep-R-OH, 1967- )
  • 1917 Margaret Taylor Burroughs, US author/house painter (Black Queen)
  • 1917 Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson, US, sci-fi author (Anything Box)
  • 1919 John Secondari, newscaster (Open Hearing), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1920 James J Kilpatrick, columnist (60 Minutes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1920 Ted Lowe, English former snooker commentator
  • 1921 Ilse Aichinger, Austria, author
  • 1921 Jan Tausinger, composer
  • 1921 John Willard Peterson, composer
  • 1922 George S Irving, singer/actor (Dumplings), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1922 Jeff Richards, Portland Oregon, actor (Don't Go Near the Water)
  • 1923 Bruce Dooland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner, 3 Tests mid-forties)
  • 1923 Edward A de Jongh, Antillian author (The Arch)
  • 1923 Gordon R[upert] Dickson, Canada, sci-fi author (Genetic General)
  • 1923 Victoria de los Angeles, Spanish soprano (d. 2005)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1940 Theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer (36) weds biologist Katherine Harrison Puening

Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer

HeartWedding of Interest

1954 Actor John Wayne (47) weds actress Pilar Pallete in Kona, Hawaii

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne

HeartWedding of Interest

1986 MLB player Kirby Puckett (24) weds Tonya Hudson (20)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 1988 US Actors Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis marry in Las Vegas
  • 2003 "Showgirls" actress Elizabeth Berkley (31) weds artist Greg Lauren (33) at Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • 2008 Actress Marisa Coughlan (34) weds Stephen Wallack at a private estate in Pasadena, California
  • 2014 Counting star Jessa Duggar weds Ben Seewald at the First Baptist Church in Bentonville, Ark

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1947 Film director D. W. Griffith (72) divorces actress Evelyn Baldwin (37) after 11 years of marriage

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1954 Actor John Wayne (47) divorces actress Esperanza Baur due to drunken violence after 7 years of marriage

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1982 Director Martin Scorsese (39) divorces Isabella Rossellini (30) after 3 years of marriage

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actress Isabella Rossellini
Actress
Isabella Rossellini

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2010 Film actor Charlie Sheen (45) divorces socialite Brooke Mueller (33) due to irreconcilable differences after two-and-a-half years of marriage


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 107

  • 921 Richard, Duke of Burgundy
  • 955 Henry I, Duke of Bavaria
  • 1296 Guillaume Durand, French writer (b. 1230)
  • 1391 Amadeus VII of Savoy (b. 1360)
  • 1399 John V, Duke of Brittany (b. 1339)
  • 1535 Francesco Sforza, Italian ruler (Milan), dies
  • 1546 Giulio Romano, Italian painter/architect (Ondergang der Titanen), dies
  • 1588 Jean Daurat, French poet (b. 1508)
  • 1596 Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (b. 1539)
  • 1642 Jean Nicolet, French explorer (b. 1598)
  • 1672 Heinrich Schutz, composer, dies at 87
  • 1676 Gisbertus Voetius, Dutch theologian (b. 1589)
  • 1678 William Coddington, first Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1601)
  • 1700 Carlos II, King of Spain (reigns 1665-1700), dies at 39
  • 1711 Christian Demelius, composer, dies at 68
  • 1750 Giuseppe Sammartini, composer, dies at 55
  • 1750 Gustaaf W van Imhoff, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1736-40), dies at 45
  • 1768 Pierre van Maldere, composer, dies at 39
  • 1788 Johann Samuel Schroeter, composer, dies
  • 1810 Georg Anton Kreusser, composer, dies at 64
  • 1814 Alexander Samoylov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)
  • 1817 Giovanni Calisto Andrea Zanotti, composer, dies at 79
  • 1825 Rodrigo Ferreira da Costa, composer, dies at 49
  • 1841 Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP, dies
  • 1844 August Ferdinand Haeser, composer, dies at 45
  • 1881 Jacques F H Perk, Dutch poet (Iris), dies at 22
  • 1888 Nikolai Przhevalsky, Russian explorer (b. 1838)
  • 1891 John A Neuhuys, painter, dies at 59
  • 1894 Tsar Alexander III of Russia (b. 1845) Reigned from 1881
  • 1895 Aleksander Zarzycki, composer, dies at 61
  • 1903 Theodor Mommsen, German historian and scholar (Nobel 1902), dies at 85
  • 1907 Alfred Jarry, writer, dies at 33
  • 1914 Christopher "Kit" Cradock, English admiral, dies in battle
  • 1926 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch actor/director (Krates), dies at 72
  • 1926 Wilfred Flowers, cricketer (England spinner in 8 Tests 1884-93), dies
  • 1927 Florence Mills, dancer/singer, dies in NYC at 32
  • 1941 Camille Melloy, [the Paepe], Belgian priest/poet (Requiem), dies at 50
  • 1942 Hugo Distler, composer, dies at 34
  • 1947 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1917)
  • 1949 Leslie Gay, cricket wicket-keeper/goalkeeper (England in 1890's), dies
  • 1955 W H van Eemlandt, [Haasse], author (Treasure Hunter of Amstel), dies
  • 1955 Dale Carnegie, American writer (b. 1888)
  • 1956 Lajos Asztalos, International Chess Master (1950), dies at 67
  • 1956 Pietro Badoglio, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), dies at 85
  • 1959 Gershon Agron, mayor of Jerusalem, dies at 66
  • 1961 Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist/author, dies at 97
  • 1961 Joan McCracken, actress (Claudie The Story of a Marriage), dies at 38
  • 1962 Winter Haynes Watts, composer, dies at 78
  • 1962 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1942)
  • 1963 Elsa Maxwell, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 80
  • 1963 Ngo Dinh Diem, South Vietnamese PM, assassinated in a coup at 62
  • 1967 Benita Hume, actress (Vicky-Thew Halls of Ivy), dies at 61
  • 1968 Georgios Papandreou, Greek minister/premier, dies at 80
  • 1971 G von Le Fort, writer, dies at 95

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1972 Ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87

  • 1974 Ralf Harolde, actor (Safe, Framed, Stolen Harmony), dies at 75
  • 1975 Doro Merande, actress (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 77
  • 1975 Jacki Ray, actor (In Like Flint), dies at 58
  • 1975 Norbert Rosseau, composer, dies at 67
  • 1975 Philip James, composer, dies at 85
  • 1975 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
  • 1976 Oscar Beregi Jr, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in the City), dies at 58
  • 1979 Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (b. 1896)
  • 1982 James Broderick, actor (Doug-Family), dies of cancer at 55
  • 1982 King Vidor, director (War & Peace), dies at 88 of a heart ailment
  • 1982 Leighton Lucas, composer, dies at 79
  • 1983 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn Catalog), dies at 96
  • 1984 Norman Krasna, author (Dear Ruth), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 1985 Phil Silvers, comedic actor (Sgt Bilko), dies in his sleep at 73
  • 1986 Paul Frees, animation voice (Bullwinkle), dies at 66
  • 1986 Sippie Wallace, blues singer, dies at 88
  • 1987 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec (b. 1922)
  • 1991 Joseph Papp, US theater producer (Chorus Line, Hair), dies at 70
  • 1992 Jeremias Chitunda, vice-chairman (Angolese Unita-rebellion), dies
  • 1993 Anatoli Fyodorovich Voronov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12a backup), dies at 63
  • 1993 George Sheehan, cardiologist/marathoner, dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • 1993 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (b. 1911)
  • 1994 Richard Krautheimer, art historian, dies at 97
  • 1994 Syd Dernley, hangman, dies at 73
  • 1995 Brian Lenihan, snr, Irish politician and minister, dies at 64
  • 1995 Desmond Shawe-Taylor, critic, dies at 88
  • 1995 James Ralph Darling, teacher, dies at 96
  • 1995 Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author, dies at 53
  • 1996 Junius Richard Jayawardene, PM of Sri Lanka (1977-78), dies at 90
  • 1996 Maati Bouabid, PM of Morroco (1979-83), dies

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1999 Walter Payton, American Football Hall of Fame Running Back, dies at 45

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • 1999 Theodore Alvin Hall, Atomic Spy (b. 1925)
  • 1999 Jean Coutu, Canadian actor (b. 1925)
  • 2000 Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (b. 1934)
  • 2004 Mac Dre, American rapper (b. 1970)
  • 2004 Terry Knight, American music producer and promoter (Grand Funk Railroad), is murdered at 61
  • 2005 Skitch Henderson, English-born bandleader (b. 1918)
  • 2005 Michael Piller, American screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2006 William Styron, American author (b. 1925)
  • 2006 Adrienne Shelly, American actress and director (The Unbelievable Truth), murdered at 40
  • 2007 Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General (b. 1915)
  • 2007 S. Ali Raza, Bollywood Screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2008 Nathaniel Mayer, American soul musician (b. 1944)
  • 2008 Jacques Piccard, Swiss ocean explorer (b. 1922)
  • 2008 Yma Sumac, Peruvian singer (b. 1922)