On This Day for 15th November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 205

  • 655 Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.
  • 1315 Battle of Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austria
  • 1348 Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells
  • 1491 Anne of Brittany becomes devoted to end "la guerre folle"

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1492 Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1492 In La Guardia, Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of ritual murder
  • 1515 Thomas Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal
  • 1527 Treaty of Beautiful garden (emperor-ecclesiastical goods)
  • 1532 Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn

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1533 Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco

Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Spanish Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro

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1577 Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington

Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Vice Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • 1583 Gelders Earl Willem of the Bergh flees

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1620 Myles Standish leads 16 men in a foot exploration of the northern portion of Cape Cod

Military Leader of Plymouth Colony Myles Standish
Military Leader of Plymouth Colony
Myles Standish
  • 1660 First kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in New Amsterdam (now New York City)
  • 1679 English house of Commons accept Exclusion Bill
  • 1688 Prince Willem III's army lands at Torbay, England; the 'Glorious Revolution' commences
  • 1715 Barrier Treaty, Austria cedes area to Netherlands

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1720 Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and John Rackham are captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial

Pirate Anne Bonny
Pirate
Anne Bonny
  • 1727 NY General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath
  • 1763 Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland
  • 1777 Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress
  • 1791 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens
  • 1806 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue
  • 1806 Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
  • 1813 Allied troops occupies Groningen
  • 1813 Tax revolt in Amsterdam
  • 1824 Series of fires kills 10 in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1826 Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java/Madura
  • 1827 Creek-indians lose all their property in US
  • 1832 Felix Mendelssohn's "Reformation" premieres

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1835 Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti on board HMS Beagle

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1837 Isaac Pitman introduces his shorthand system
  • 1845 Opera "Maritana" is produced (London)
  • 1849 1st US poultry show opens in Boston
  • 1854 In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is given the necessary royal concession.
  • 1864 1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY

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1864 Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on the "March to the Sea"

  • 1869 Free postal delivery formally inaugurated
  • 1870 Bathe becomes member of Noordduitse Union
  • 1881 American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)
  • 1882 British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba, Niger
  • 1884 Colonization of Africa orgainized at international conference in Berlin
  • 1887 British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong
  • 1889 Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed

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1899 Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill captured by Boers in Natal

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

1901 James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1901 6th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • 1902 Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist
  • 1903 Eugen d'Albert's opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague
  • 1911 Proclamation sets designs for Canadian $5 & $10 gold coins
  • 1913 9th Australasian Championships: Ernie Parker beats Harry Parker (2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1914 Italian socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il Populo d'Italia

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1916 William George Barker, flying very low over the Ancre River, spots a large concentration of German troops massing for a counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, and sends an emergency Zone Call brought to bear all available artillery fire in the area onto the specified target. The force of some 4,000 German infantry was effectively broken up, and Barker is awarded the Military Cross

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • 1919 US Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)
  • 1920 Ernst Toller's "Massen und Menschen" premieres in Nuremberg
  • 1920 Free City of Danzig forms under League of Nations protection
  • 1920 League of Nations holds first meeting in Geneva
  • 1921 KYW-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
  • 1922 British Conservative Party wins election; /Labour Party comes second
  • 1924 Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
  • 1926 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
  • 1926 AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (NYC)
  • 1932 Walt Disney Art School created
  • 1934 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)
  • 1935 Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated
  • 1936 Nazi-Germany & Japan sign Anti-Komintern pact
  • 1937 First US congressional session in air-conditioned chambers
  • 1938 First telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, NY
  • 1938 Farewell Parade of International Brigades in Barcelona
  • 1939 Anti-German demonstrations in Czechoslovakia

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1939 FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1939 Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews
  • 1939 US Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check
  • 1940 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime
  • 1940 1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington & AC Seagulls
  • 1940 NY Midtown tunnel linking Manhattan and Queens opens to traffic
  • 1941 Cow Palace opens in San Francisco
  • 1941 Yugoslav government in exile names Draza Mihailovic premier
  • 1942 World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
  • 1944 Surprise attack on office of Nethche Bank
  • 1945 The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of Fame
  • 1946 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley

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1946 Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

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1947 Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1947 Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal

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1948 Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King

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1948 Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • 1949 KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1950 Arthur Dorrington, 1st black man in organized hockey is signed (Atl City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League)
  • 1951 Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pak XI v MCC, Lahore
  • 1951 NY Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1953 WIBW TV channel 13 in Topeka, KS (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WRBL TV channel 3 in Columbus, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
  • 1955 Poland & Yugoslavia sign trade agreement
  • 1956 "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances

Film-release-premierFilm Premier

1956 Elvis Presley's 1st film "Love Me Tender" premieres in NYC

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1957 US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000

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1959 Richard "Dick" Hickock and Perry Smith murder four members of the Clutter Family at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas (subject of Truman Capote book In Cold Blood).


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 204

  • 1316 Jean I, King of France (Nov 15-19, 1316) (he lived only 5 days)
  • 1397 Nicholas V, [Tommaso Parentucelli], Italy, Pope (1447-55)
  • 1498 Eleonore of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (d. 1558)
  • 1556 Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (d. 1618)
  • 1559 Albrecht, arch duke of Austrian/cardinal-archbishop of Toledo
  • 1604 Davis Mell, composer
  • 1607 Madeleine de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1701)
  • 1619 Philips Koninck, Amsterdams painter/etcher
  • 1640 Nicolaus Adam Strungk, composer
  • 1660 Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (d. 1746)
  • 1661 Christoph von Graffenried, Swiss settler in Americas (d. 1743)
  • 1688 Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (d. 1757)
  • 1692 Eusebius Amort, German Catholic theologian (d. 1775)
  • 1696 Gerhardus Havingha, composer
  • 1705 Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, composer

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1708 William Pitt the Elder, British Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68), `Great Commoner', born in London, England (d. 1778)

British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner)
William Pitt the Elder
  • 1731 William Cowper, English lawyer/poet (John Gilpin) [OS]

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1738 William Herschel, German/British astronomer (discovered Uranus), born in Hanover, Brunswick-Lüneburg, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1822)

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel
  • 1741 Johann C Lavater, Swiss vicar/philosopher
  • 1746 Joseph Quesnel, French Canadian composer and playwright (d. 1809)
  • 1755 Jan Blanken, Dutch hydraulic engineer
  • 1757 Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon (d. 1830)
  • 1774 William Horsley, composer
  • 1775 Georges-Julien Sieber, composer
  • 1784 Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia (d. 1860)
  • 1793 Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry)
  • 1800 George Rodwell, composer
  • 1814 Pleasant Adam Hackleman, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1815 John Banvard, painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas), born in NYC, New York
  • 1816 Joseph Bennett Plummer, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1829 Petrus A S van Limburg Brouwer, MP/critic (Akbar)
  • 1836 Pierce Manning Butler Young, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • 1840 Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet/friend of Tsjaikovski [NS=11/27]
  • 1859 Christopher Hornsrud, Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1960)
  • 1862 Adolf Bartels, German folk art writer

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1862 Gerhart Hauptmann, Obersalzbrunn, Germany, author (Before Dawn-Nobel 1912), (d. 1946)

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1871 Erich Tschermak von Seysenegg, Austrian Botanist who was one of three scientists (also Hugo de Vries and Carl Correns) who independently rediscovered Gregor Mendel's work on the laws of genetics, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1872 Robert marquess of Flers, French author (Habit Vert)

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1874 August Krogh [Schack], Denmark, zoophysiologist (arterioles and capillaries, Nobel-1920), (d. 1949)

Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August Krogh
Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate
August Krogh
  • 1874 Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (d. 1941)
  • 1878 Bela Reinitz, composer
  • 1879 Lewis Stone, Worcester Mass, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
  • 1881 Franklin P Adams, columnist (Information Please), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1882 Felix Frankfurter, 80th Supreme Court Justice (1939-62), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1886 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (d. 1951)

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1887 Georgia O'Keeffe, American sculptor/painter (Cow's Skull), born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (d. 1986)

Painter and Sculptor Georgia O’Keeffe
Painter and Sculptor
Georgia O’Keeffe
  • 1887 Hitoshi Asida, Japanese politician
  • 1887 Marianne Moore, St Louis, poet (Pulitzer 1951, Collected Poems)
  • 1887 René Maran, Martinique, author (Batouala, Prix Goncourt)
  • 1888 James Morrison, Mattoon IL, actor (Little Detectives)
  • 1890 Richmal Crompton, British author (d. 1969)

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1891 Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WW II-African campaign)

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1891 W Averell Harriman, US, (Gov-D-NY)/ambassador to USSR (1943-46)
  • 1895 Ina Claire, actress (Claudia, Ninotchka, Rebound)
  • 1895 Antoni Słonimski, Polish writer (d. 1976)
  • 1897 Sacheverell Sitwell, English poet/author (People's Palace)
  • 1897 Aneurin Bevan, British politician (d. 1960)
  • 1898 Willy Alfredo, [Willem Jue], Dutch entertainer/poet (Fish-Trap)
  • 1899 Avdy Andresson, Estonian statesman (d. 1990)
  • 1899 Iskander Mirza, first President of Pakistan (d. 1969)
  • 1902 Frederico Freitas, composer
  • 1903 Stewie Dempster, cricketer (1st great NZ Test batsman)
  • 1904 Tilly Losch, actress (Garden of Allah), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1905 Annunzio Mantovani, Venice Italy, orchestra leader (Mantovani)
  • 1906 Curtis E Le May, air force general/VP candidate
  • 1907 Count Claus Schenck von Stauffenberg, German anti fascist colonel
  • 1909 Don Large, Canada, choral director (Wayne King)
  • 1913 Rick Schagen, Dutch actress (Saartje-Swiebertje)
  • 1913 Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist (d. 2005)
  • 1914 Gheorghe Dumitrescu, composer
  • 1914 Jorge Bolet, pianist (C'eurties Instituka), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1916 Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, 1st female Governor-General of Barbados (1990-95)
  • 1917 Gerardus H de Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67)
  • 1919 Carol Bruce, [Shirley Levy], Great Neck NY, actress (Lillian-WKRP)
  • 1919 Joseph Albert Wapner, La, judge (People's Court)
  • 1922 Francesco Rosi, Naples Italy, director (Lucky Luciano)
  • 1922 Giorgio Manganelli, writer
  • 1922 Paul Acket, Dutch publisher/organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz)
  • 1923 Peter Hammond, actor (Buccaneers), born in London, England
  • 1925 Howard Baker, (Sen-R-Tenn), presidential chief of staff
  • 1925 Jurriaan Andriessen, [Leslie Cool], Dutch pianist/composer
  • 1925 Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (d. 1988)
  • 1927 Gregor Mackenzie, British politician (d. 1992)
  • 1928 C. W. McCall [William Dale Fries, Jr.], American country singer, born in Audubon, Iowa
  • 1928 John Orchard, British actor (d. 1995)
  • 1928 William Heirens, Evanston, Illinois, serial killer (Lipstick Killer), (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Edward Asner, KC Kansas, actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant)
  • 1930 J[ames] G[raham] Ballard, China, sci-fi author (Drowned World)
  • 1930 Whitman Mayo, actor (Grady-Sanford & Son), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930 Olene Walker, politician (R), 1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Jan Terlouw, Dutch MP (D-66)/author (Winters in Wartime)
  • 1931 John Kerr, actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931 Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya
  • 1931 Pascal Lissouba, Congo politician
  • 1932 Clyde McPhatter, American R&B singer ('The Drifters")
  • 1932 Clyde L McPhatter, Durham NC, singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love)
  • 1932 Petula Clark, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Downtown, My Love)
  • 1933 Barbara Carson, actress (Comedy Tonight, Carter Country), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1933 Jack Burns, comedian (Burns & Schreiber), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1934 Joanna Barnes, actress (Parent Trap, Spartacus, Goodbye Charlie), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1986 Golfer Byron Nelson (74) weds advertising copy writer Peggy Simmons (42)

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson

HeartWedding of Interest

1997 "Rescue 911" TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Norine Kidd (37) in Pasadena, California

  • 2005 Emperor Akihito's daughter Princess Sayako (36) weds Yoshiki Kuroda (40) at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan

Famous Divorces

  • 2010 "Single White Female" actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (48) divorces writer Noah Baumbach (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

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565 Justinian I (The Great), Byzantinian Emperor (527-565), dies at 82. Corpus Juris Civilis, civil law code, written during reign.

Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I
Eastern Roman Emperor
Justinian I
  • 655 Penda, King of Mercia
  • 1028 Constantine VIII Byzantine Emperor (b. 960)
  • 1136 Margrave Leopold III of Austria (b. 1073)
  • 1194 Margaretha van Elzas, wife of count Boudouin V of Henegouwen, dies
  • 1280 Albertus Magnus the Great, German leader/bishop Regensburg, dies at 87
  • 1463 Giovanni Antonio del Balzo Orsini, Prince of Taranto and Constable of Naples
  • 1544 King Jungjong of Joseon (b. 1506)
  • 1579 Ferenc Dávid, Hungarian religious reformer (b. 1510)
  • 1628 Roque Gonzales, Paraguayan missionary (b. 1576)
  • 1629 Bethlen Gabor, King of Hungary (1620-29), dies at 49

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1630 Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, dies at 58

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
Johannes Kepler
  • 1634 Johann Staden, composer, dies at 53
  • 1658 Jacobus Revius, [Reefsen], theologist/writer/poet, dies at about 72
  • 1670 Jan Amos Komensky [Comenius], Czech-speaking Moravian teacher, educator and writer, dies at 78
  • 1691 Albert Cuyp, landscape painter, buried at 71
  • 1706 Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (b. 1683)
  • 1712 Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun, English politician (b. 1675)
  • 1712 James Douglas, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish nationalist (b. 1658)
  • 1787 Christoph W Ritter von Gluck, composer (Iphigénie Tauride), dies at 73
  • 1788 Peregrinus Pogl, composer, dies at 77

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1794 John Witherspoon, president of the College of New Jersey, dies at 71

Presbyterian Minister John Witherspoon
Presbyterian Minister
John Witherspoon
  • 1795 Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)
  • 1812 Eagle Fokke Simonsz, writer (Year 3000), dies at about 57
  • 1815 Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer, dies at 65
  • 1819 Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (b. 1749)
  • 1831 Vincenc Masek, composer, dies at 76
  • 1832 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist, dies at 63
  • 1842 Joseph Rastrelli, composer, dies at 43
  • 1848 P Rossi, Italian, murdered
  • 1853 Queen Maria II of Portugal (b. 1819)
  • 1863 Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (childless), dies
  • 1892 Thomas Neill Cream, Scottish serial killer, is executed at 42
  • 1897 John Mercer Langston, US African American jurist, dies at 67
  • 1907 Horatio Richmond Palmer, composer, dies at 73
  • 1908 Cixi [the old Buddha], empress-widow of China, dies
  • 1908 Tz'u-hsi (Cixi), empress of China, dies at 73
  • 1910 Wilhelm Raabe [Jakob Corvinus], German author, dies at 79
  • 1916 Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author, Nobel laureate (b. 1846)
  • 1918 Georges Antoine, composer, dies at 26
  • 1919 Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), dies
  • 1919 Mohammad Farid, an influential Egyptian political figure.
  • 1928 Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, American Geologist and educator, dies at 85
  • 1931 Cornelis A J van Dishoeck, publisher, dies
  • 1933 Affie Jarvis, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia, 9 catches), dies
  • 1934 Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth's manufacturer (Devout & D), dies
  • 1938 George Glover, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1944 Maarten Reuchlin, resistance fighter, executed
  • 1954 Lionel Barrymore, [Blythe], actor (Dr Kildare, Key Largo), dies at 76
  • 1955 Lloyd Bacon, director (Fuller Brush Girl, 42nd Street), dies at 65
  • 1958 Tyrone Power, actor (Mark of Zorro), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • 1959 Alex Kennedy, cricketer (31 wkts in 5 Tests for England 1922-23), dies
  • 1961 Douglas Walton, actor (Bad Lands), dies of heart attack at 51
  • 1961 Elsie Ferguson, American actress (Footlights, Scarlet Pages), dies at 78
  • 1963 Fritz Reiner, Hung/US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch), dies at 74
  • 1966 Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter (b. 1877)
  • 1967 Alice Lake, silent screen actress (Frisco Kid, Wicked), dies at 72
  • 1967 Michael James Adams, USAF pilot (X-15), dies in X-15 crash at 37
  • 1969 Roy D'Arcy, actor (Lovers, Actress), dies at 75
  • 1971 Rudolf Abel, Soviet spy (b. 1903)
  • 1971 Edie Sedgwick, American actress and model (b. 1943)
  • 1974 James Morrison, actor (Don't, Black Beauty), dies on his 86th birthday
  • 1975 Willem Scheps, Dutch journalist, dies at 77
  • 1976 Jean Gabin, French actor (Quai des Brumes), dies at 72

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1978 Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies of pancreatic cancer at 76

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist
Margaret Mead
  • 1981 Enid Markey, actress (Foolish Mothers, Civilization), dies at 85
  • 1982 Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (b. 1901)
  • 1983 John Le Mesurier, British actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), dies at 71
  • 1984 Baby Fae, who received a baboon's heart, dies at 3 weeks
  • 1985 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), dies at 90
  • 1986 Alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), dies at 89
  • 1988 Mona Washbourne, actress (Blue Bird, Games), dies at 84
  • 1990 Bill E Herndon, actor (Rivals), dies at 54
  • 1990 Alydar, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • 1993 Luciano Liggio, Italian mafia leader/painter, dies
  • 1993 Mouin Shabaita, Palestinian al-Fatah commandant, murdered
  • 1993 Theo Huizenaar, Dutch boxing trainer (Bep van Klaveren), dies at 93
  • 1994 James Winston Watts, developer of the Frontal Lobotomy, dies at 90
  • 1994 Janet Ahlberg, illustrator, dies at 50
  • 1994 Volodymyr Ivashko, Pres of Ukraine (1990-91), dies
  • 1994 Elizabeth George Speare, American author (b. 1908)
  • 1995 Eve Perrick, journalist, dies at 78
  • 1995 Herbert Delauney Bill Hughes, educationist, dies at 81
  • 1995 Kristian Lundin, record producer, dies at 22
  • 1996 Alger Hiss, former alleged spy/lawyer, dies at 92
  • 1997 Saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85
  • 1997 William Perrie, prison governor, dies at 79
  • 1998 Ludvik Danek, Czechoslovak discus thrower (b. 1937)
  • 1998 Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941)
  • 2002 Myra Hindley, English murderess (b. 1942)
  • 2003 Speedy West, Country Music Hall of Fame Steel Guitarist (b. 1924)
  • 2003 Ray Lewis, Canadian athlete (b. 1910)
  • 2003 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Annie), dies of cancer at 78
  • 2003 Laurence Tisch, American businessman (b. 1923)
  • 2004 Elmer L. Andersen, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1909)
  • 2004 John Morgan, Canadian comedian (b. 1930)
  • 2005 Dr. Adrian Rogers, American Southern Baptist Minister and leader (b. 1931)
  • 2005 Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (b. 1959)
  • 2006 Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian model (b. 1985)
  • 2006 David K. Wyatt, American historian (b. 1937)