On This Day for 16th November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 176


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13 General Tiberius' (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany

Roman Emperor Tiberius
Roman Emperor
Tiberius
  • 534 A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published.
  • 1380 French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever
  • 1491 An auto de fe, held in the Brasero de la Dehesa outside of Ávila, concludes the case of the Holy Child of La Guardia with the public execution of several Jewish and converso suspects.

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1532 Francisco Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca

Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Spanish Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro
  • 1572 Troops under Don Frederik (the Spanish General Fadrique Alvarez de Toledo) occupy and plunder Zutphen, Netherlands
  • 1632 Battle of Lützen: Sweden beats imperial armies under Albrect von Wallenstein
  • 1676 1st colonial prison organized, Nantucket Mass
  • 1677 French troops occupy Freiburg
  • 1700 Monarch of Brandenburg becomes king of Prussia
  • 1763 English journalist John Wilkes injured in a duel
  • 1764 Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
  • 1771 West Indian Company & Amsterdam divide up Suriname
  • 1776 1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port - US Andrew Doria at Fort St Eustatius (Dutch Caribbean isalnd)
  • 1776 British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution
  • 1798 Kentucky becomes first state to nullify an act of Congress
  • 1801 First edition of New York Evening Post
  • 1805 Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French
  • 1824 NY City's Fifth Avenue opens for business

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1835 Charles Darwin's voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1840 New Zealand officially becomes British colony
  • 1841 Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)
  • 1849 A Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor.
  • 1856 Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens
  • 1859 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Groza" premieres in Moscow
  • 1863 Battle of Campbell's Station TN, 492 casualities
  • 1864 Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia

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1864 Union General William T. Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War

  • 1870 Spanish Cortes selects King Amadeus I
  • 1875 Battle of Gundet: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
  • 1875 William Bonwill, patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities
  • 1882 British gunboat HMS Flirt fires at & destroys Abari village in Niger
  • 1894 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
  • 1894 French captain Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki, West Africa
  • 1901 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds
  • 1903 V Herbert & H Smith' musical "Babette" premieres in NYC
  • 1905 Neth/Russ Count Witte becomes premier of Russia
  • 1907 Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state
  • 1907 12th Iron Bowl: Auburn and Alabama tie 6-6 in Birmingham
  • 1908 Arturo Toscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera
  • 1909 EVV Eindhoven soccer team forms
  • 1914 Federal Reserve System formally opens
  • 1914 Pope Benedict XV calls for peace
  • 1916 Eugene O'Neill's "Bound East for Cardiff" premieres in NYC
  • 1916 I Berlin/V Herbert/H Blossoms musical premieres in NYC
  • 1916 Russian La Satannaya ammunition factory explodes, killing 1,000
  • 1917 British occupy Tel Aviv and Jaffa
  • 1918 Hungarian People's Republic declared
  • 1919 Admiral Horthy conquerors Budapest from Béla Kuns Soviet Republic
  • 1920 Australia's Qantas airways founded in Winton, Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited
  • 1920 1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford Conn
  • 1922 Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite
  • 1922 Turkish kalief/sultan Mehmed VI asks British army for help
  • 1924 Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record)
  • 1925 American Association for Advancement of Atheism forms (NY)
  • 1925 Philip Barry's "In a Garden" premieres in NYC
  • 1926 NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0

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1933 Brazilian President Getulio Vargas declares himself dictator

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • 1933 Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR
  • 1935 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC
  • 1936 German air force begins bombing of Madrid
  • 1938 K B Regiment refuses round-table conference in East-India
  • 1938 LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.

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1939 Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • 1939 German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland
  • 1940 World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
  • 1941 German troops conquer Kertsh (probably)
  • 1942 Assault of US B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed
  • 1943 World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
  • 1944 US 9th division & 1st Army attacks at Geilenkirchen
  • 1945 Yeshiva College (Univesity), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College
  • 1945 UNESCO is founded.
  • 1945 Two new elements discovered by Glenn Seaborg, James, Morgan and Albert Ghiorso were are announced: americium (atomic number 95) and curium (atomic number 96)

Film-release-premierFilm Release

1945 "The Lost Weekend", based on Charles R. Jackson's novel, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman is released (Best Picture 1946)

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • 1947 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis
  • 1948 Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
  • 1950 Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
  • 1950 UN gets US government approval to issue postage stamps
  • 1950 US president Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat
  • 1952 Papagos' Greek Concentratie wins Greeks parliamentary election
  • 1955 1st speed-boat to exceed 200 mph (322 kph) (Donald Campbell)
  • 1955 KLM orders 8 DC-8s
  • 1955 Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Yussuph V returns to Morocco
  • 1957 "Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances

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1957 Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Phila 111-89

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell

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1957 US murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • 1957 Okla's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame 7-0
  • 1959 "Sound of Music" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 1443 performances
  • 1960 NL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP
  • 1961 United Kingdom limits immigration from Commonwealth countries
  • 1961 US President Kennedy decides to increase military aid to South Vietnam without committing US combat troops
  • 1962 Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic)

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1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1963 Toledo, OH newspaper strike began
  • 1963 Touch-tone telephone introduced
  • 1964 Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission
  • 1964 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1965 Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)
  • 1965 Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
  • 1966 Dr Sam Sheppard freed by a jury after 9 years in jail

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 223

  • 1436 Leonardo Loredan, Doge of the Republic of Venice (d. 1521)
  • 1569 Paul Sartorius, composer
  • 1587 Joost van den Vondel, Cologne Germany, Dutch poet/dramatist (Jephtha)
  • 1603 Augustyn Kordecki, Polish prior (d. 1673)
  • 1609 Henrietta Maria, French-born, Queen Consort of England (d. 1669)
  • 1615 Guillaume Dumanoir, composer
  • 1642 Cornelis Evertsen the Younger, Dutch buccaneer/lt admiral of Zeeland
  • 1643 Jean Chardin, French explorer (d. 1703)
  • 1653 Joan van Hoorn, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1707-09)
  • 1684 Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet/playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg)
  • 1715 Girolamo Abos, composer

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1717 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French Enlightenment philosophe/mathematician (Encyclopédie), (d. 1783)

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
  • 1720 Carlo Antonio Campioni, composer
  • 1730 Gualtherius "Wouter" van Doeveren, Zealand-Flanders physician
  • 1757 Daniel Read, composer
  • 1758 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841)
  • 1762 Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess
  • 1766 Rodolphe Kreitzer, France, composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
  • 1780 Robert Archibald Smith, composer
  • 1793 Francis Danby, Irish painter
  • 1807 Francois Hainl, composer
  • 1810 Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken, composer
  • 1822 Charles Smith Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)
  • 1827 James Southerton, cricketer (Test debut in the 1st ever Test at 49)
  • 1829 Anton G Rubinstein, Russian pianist/conductor/composer [OS]
  • 1835 Elliott Warren Rice, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
  • 1835 Eugenio Beltrami, Cremona Lombardy, Italian Mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)
  • 1836 David Kalakaua of Hawaii, Hawaiian king (d. 1891)
  • 1839 Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (d. 1908)
  • 1840 Frederick Scotson Clark, composer
  • 1841 Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923)
  • 1847 Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (d. 1927)
  • 1854 Jules van de Heuvel, Belgian lawyer/politician
  • 1860 Edmund Schuecker, composer
  • 1861 Vaclav Suk, composer
  • 1862 Charles Thomas Biass Turner, cricketer (the "Terror")
  • 1870 Alfred Hill, composer
  • 1873 William Christopher Handy, Alabama, jazz star (St Louis Blues) (d. 1958)
  • 1874 Johanna HC Albregt, Dutch actress (Dumb August)/wife of Henri Dons
  • 1880 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [NS=11/28]
  • 1881 Joel H. Hildebrand, Camden New Jersey, American Chemist and Educator whose work on the chemistry of solutions helped treat divers with the 'bends' through the introduction of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures
  • 1883 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist/composer (In Tempore Belli)
  • 1885 Michael Gonzi, Maltese archbishop (d. 1984)
  • 1887 Philip Frohman, US architect
  • 1888 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, composer (Laurentia), born in NYC, New York
  • 1888 Clinton Golden, Penn, founder (United Steelworkers of America)
  • 1888 Henri [Ferdinand M J] Bosco, French author/poet (Gogol)
  • 1889 August Croegaert, Flemish liturgist
  • 1889 George S Kaufman, playwright (This is Show Business), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1889 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer
  • 1890 Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer

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1890 Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53) Vigan Ilocos Sur (d. 1956)

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • 1890 George Seldes, journalist
  • 1892 Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978)
  • 1892 Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953)
  • 1893 Cornelis J van der Klauw, Dutch biologist/zoologist
  • 1894 Count Richard Coudenhove Kalergi, Austrian politician
  • 1894 Mabel Normand, [Muriel Fortescue], comedienne (Mickey), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1895 Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzhubin], Russ poet/journalist (South-West)
  • 1895 Michael Arlen, Armenia, English author (An American Verdict)
  • 1895 Paul Hindemith, German composer (d. 1963)
  • 1896 Lawrence Tibbett, Bakersfield California, baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50)
  • 1896 Oswald Mosley, baron/British nazi
  • 1896 Joan Lindsay, Australian author (d. 1984)
  • 1897 Halliwell Hobbes, Stratford-on-Avon England, actor (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde)
  • 1897 Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (d. 1951)
  • 1899 Mary Margaret McBride, Paris Mo, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC)
  • 1902 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist
  • 1904 Eddie Condon, Goodland Ind, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show)
  • 1904 Frederik van der Meer, Dutch archaeologist/art historian
  • 1904 Nnamdi Benjamin "Zik" Azikiwe, politician
  • 1905 Astrid SLT Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden

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1907 Burgess Meredith, actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1997)

  • 1912 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, author (Weird White)
  • 1912 George Petrie, actor (Honeymooners)
  • 1916 Daws Butler, Toledo OH, animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound)
  • 1917 John Whiting, British dramatist/actor (Saint's Day)
  • 1919 Udo Kasemets, composer
  • 1920 Betty Hicks, LPGA golfer
  • 1922 Royal Dano, actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist (designed IMB mainframe), born in Flandreau, South Dakota (d. 2015)

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1922 José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel laureate

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • 1924 Joep J P de Boer, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1924 Mel Patton, American sprinter & Olympic champion, born in Los Angeles, California, (d. 2014)
  • 1926 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer
  • 1927 Barbara Payton, Cloquet MN, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde)
  • 1928 Clu Gulager, Holdenville Oklahoma, actor (Virginian, Survivors, Tall Man)
  • 1929 Renate Rubinstein, [Tamar], German/Ned's author/columnist (Tamar)
  • 1930 Alice Adams, sculptor

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1930 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra), (d. 2013)

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe
  • 1930 Salvatore Riina, Sicilian mafioso
  • 1931 Bob Gibson, rocker
  • 1931 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Hubert Sumlin, American blues musician
  • 1932 Barbara Romack, LPGA golfer
  • 1933 Guy Stockwell, actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Garrett "Garnet" Mimms, Ashland West Virginia, singer (Enchanters-Cry Baby)
  • 1935 Elizabeth Drew, journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption)
  • 1935 France-Albert Rene, president of Seychelles (1977- )
  • 1936 Shirvani Chalayev, composer

Famous Weddings

  • 1683 Hendrik Casimir II of Nassau-Dietz marries Henriette Amalia

HeartWedding of Interest

1754 British PM William Pitt the Elder (46) weds Lady Hester Grenville (34) in Argyle Street, London

British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner)
William Pitt the Elder

HeartWedding of Interest

1933 Ramon Magsaysay, latter President of the Philippines (26) weds Luz Banzon (18) at Lourdes church in Manila

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • 1981 Luke marries Laura on TV soap "General Hospital" (16 million watch)

HeartWedding of Interest

1987 Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Musician
Lenny Kravitz
  • 1996 "What Part of No" country singer Lorrie Morgan (37) weds singer Jon Randall (29) in Nashville

HeartWedding of Interest

1996 Golf champ Phil Mickelson (26) weds Amy McBride

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Phil Mickelson
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Phil Mickelson
  • 2014 Singer-songwriter Solange Knowles (28) weds music video director Alan Ferguson (51) in New Orleans, Louisiana

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1973 Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • 1993 James Carrey files for divorce from Melissa

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

2010 Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (25) divorces "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (29) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne
  • 2011 Second season American Idol winner Rubben Studdard (33) divorces Surata Zuri McCants due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 128

  • 1271 Henry III, King of England (1216-71, Provisions of Oxford), dies
  • 1328 Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1276)
  • 1512 Gerbrand Mockema, Fries rebel, beheaded
  • 1512 Jemme Herjuwsma, Fries rebel, beheaded
  • 1548 Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer, dies at 44
  • 1603 Pierre Charron, French philosopher/theologian, dies
  • 1613 Trajano Boccalini, Italian satirist (b. 1556)
  • 1628 Paolo Quagliati, Italian composer
  • 1667 Nathaniel Schnittelbach, composer, dies at 34
  • 1668 Antoon Anselmo, South Netherlands lawyer, dies at about 79
  • 1695 Pierre Nicole, French philosopher (b. 1625)
  • 1706 Cornelis Evertsen, mutineer/ltalian-admiral of Zeeland, dies at 64
  • 1706 Godfried Schalcken, Dutch painter, etcher and engraver, dies at about 63
  • 1724 Jack Sheppard, English robber, hanged
  • 1745 James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier (b. 1665)
  • 1766 Dominikus Zimmermann, German architect/painter, dies at 81
  • 1773 John Hawkesworth, English writer
  • 1775 Marian Paradeiser, composer, dies at 28
  • 1779 Pehr Kalm, Finnish explorer and naturalist (b. 1716)
  • 1790 Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
  • 1797 King Frederick William II of Prussia (b. 1744) Reigns 1786-97
  • 1802 André Michaux, French botanist (b. 1746)
  • 1806 Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland, Ohio (b. 1754)
  • 1808 Mustapha IV, sultan of Turkey (1807-08), dies at 29
  • 1831 Karl von Clausewitz, Prussian strategist (Campaign 1813), dies at 51
  • 1835 Louis Angely, German comedic poet (Paris in Pommern), dies at 48
  • 1836 Christian Hendrik Persoon, Dutch mycologist (b. 1761)
  • 1869 Hamiora Pere is hanged for treason at the Terrace Gaol, Wellington - only New Zealander ever to be executed for treason
  • 1884 František Chvostek, Moravian physician (b. 1835)

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1885 Louis Riel, Canadian rebel leader and "Father of Manitoba", hanged for treason at 41

Politician Louis Riel
Politician
Louis Riel
  • 1890 Johann A H Scheler, Belgian man of letters/librarian, dies at 71
  • 1893 George Alexander Osborne, composer, dies at 87
  • 1907 Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma (b. 1848)
  • 1908 Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French-born Canadian politician (b. 1829)
  • 1909 Francis Thome, composer, dies at 59
  • 1911 Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (b. 1842)
  • 1922 Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)
  • 1924 Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, composer, dies at 78
  • 1924 Edward Everett Rice, composer, dies at 75
  • 1932 Carry van Bruggen, [de Haan], Dutch author (Eva), dies at 51
  • 1934 Joachim Ringelantz, writer, dies
  • 1934 Carl von Linde, German Engineer and Chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, dies at 92
  • 1935 Kurt Schindler, composer, dies at 53
  • 1939 Pierce Butler, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1866)
  • 1943 Marcel Verhamme, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • 1944 Charles Kellaway, cricketer (26 Tests 1910-1928), dies
  • 1945 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Kohtalon Vaaka), dies at 43
  • 1948 Frederick Gardner Cottrell, American Inventor (elecrostatic precipitator), dies at 71
  • 1950 Bob Smith, American doctor, co-founder of the Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1879)
  • 1954 Albert Francis Blakeslee, American Botanist, dies at 80
  • 1955 Tomasz Arciszewski, Polish premier (1944-47), dies at 88
  • 1957 Cora Witherspoon, actress (Quality Street, Bank Dick), dies at 67
  • 1958 Warner Fabian, [S Adams], US author (Great American Fraud), dies at 87

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1960 Clark Gable, actor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59

  • 1961 Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies at 79
  • 1964 Albert Hay Malotte, composer, dies at 69
  • 1964 John Emery, actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos, Mademoiselle Fifi), dies at 59
  • 1964 Piet Moeskops, Dutch world champion cyclist (1921-24, 26), dies at 71
  • 1965 Alexander King, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 66

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1966 Cluny MacPherson, Canadian inventor of the gas mask, dies at 87

  • 1968 Greet Hofmans, faith healer of Dutch queen Juliana, dies at 74
  • 1971 Charlie Dell, comedian, dies at 90
  • 1971 Edward Sedgwick, director, dies of barbiturate overdose at 28
  • 1971 Edie Sedgwick, American socialite and heiress (b. 1940)
  • 1972 Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87
  • 1973 Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif
  • 1974 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91
  • 1975 Ernst van Raalte, lawyer/minister-president, dies at 83
  • 1978 Claude Dauphin, French actor (Les Miserables, Mado), dies at 75
  • 1980 Imogen Hassall, Countess of Cleavage (Carry on Lovng), suicide at 37
  • 1981 Enid Markey, actress (Aunt Violet-Bringing Up Buddy), dies at 85
  • 1981 Morgan Conway, actor (Dick Tracy Detective), dies
  • 1982 Arthur Askey, British comedian, dies at 82
  • 1982 Lenny Murphy, Leader of Belfast's notorious Shankill Butchers (b. 1952)
  • 1982 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian Mathematician (topology), dies at 86
  • 1984 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (b. 1906)
  • 1985 John J Sparkmann, (Sen-D-Ala), dies at 85
  • 1986 Siobhan McKenna, actress (Doctor Zhivago, Hungry Hill), dies at 63
  • 1987 Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)
  • 1987 Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (b. 1907)
  • 1988 Lotte Stam-Beese, German/Neth architect, dies at about 85
  • 1989 Jean-Claude Malépart, Quebec politician (b. 1938)
  • 1991 Ralph Marrero, actor (Babe, Johnny Suede), dies in car accident at 33
  • 1993 Evelyn Venable, model (Columbia Pictures logo), dies of cancer at 80
  • 1993 Lucia Popp, Czech/Austria soprano (Vienna Opera), dies at 54
  • 1993 Achille Zavatta, French clown (b. 1915)
  • 1994 Chester Dino Powers Valenti, singer/Songwriter, dies at 57
  • 1994 Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer, dies at 83
  • 1994 David Rayner, cyclist, dies
  • 1994 Doris Speed, actress (Annie-Coronation Street), dies at 95
  • 1994 Harvey Watkins, gospel Singer, dies at 64
  • 1994 John Boylan, US actor (Twin Peaks, Sleepless in Seattle), dies at 82
  • 1994 Dino Valente, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b.1943)
  • 1995 Gwyn A Williams, historian/socialist, dies at 70
  • 1995 Jack Finney, author (Body Snatchers), dies at 84
  • 1996 George Byatt, playwright, dies at 73
  • 1996 Jack Popplewell, composer/playwright, dies at 87
  • 1996 John Reginald Bevins, politician, dies at 88
  • 1997 George Petrie, actor (Honeymooners), dies on 85th birthday
  • 1997 Georges Marchais, Sec Gen of French Communist Party (1972-94), dies