On This Day for 19th November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 168

  • 461 St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 615 Pope Deusdedit/Adeodatus I elected to succeed Boniface IV
  • 1302 Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree "Unam sanctam"
  • 1367 League of Cologne goes against Danish king Waldemar IV

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1493 Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1521 Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V's/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France & occupy Milan
  • 1523 Giulio de' Medici chosen as Pope Clemens VII
  • 1530 Augsburg] Emperor Karel I enables Edict of Worms
  • 1544 Pope Paul III opens council of Trente
  • 1620 Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast
  • 1621 Rabbi Isaiah b Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Israel
  • 1644 First protestant ministry society in New England
  • 1700 Battle at Narva: Swedish King Karel XII defeats Russians
  • 1794 Jakobin Club forms in Paris
  • 1794 Jay Treaty, first US extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain
  • 1805 Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross continent
  • 1816 Warsaw University is established.
  • 1824 Storm causes St Petersburg flood, killing 10,000
  • 1835 A ship carrying 500 armed Maori from Ngati Tama and Ngati Mutunga arrives on the Chatham Islands; those Moriori (indigenous people of the Chatham Islands) that are not killed are enslaved
  • 1837 Floridsdorf-Deutsch Wagram railway in Austria opens

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1850 Alfred Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth

  • 1861 Julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper
  • 1861 The first petroleum shipment (1,329 barrels) from the U.S. to Europe leaves Philadelphia, USA, for London, England on the Elizabeth Watts
  • 1863 US President Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; "Four score & seven years ago..."
  • 1872 E.D. Barbour of Boston is awarded the first U.S. patent for the first 'calculator', an adding machine capable of printing totals and subtotals

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1873 William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • 1873 James Reed and two accomplices rob the Watt Grayson family of $30,000 in the Choctaw Nation
  • 1879 Natl Association of Trotting Horse Breeders determines what "is" a trotter
  • 1881 A meteorite lands near the village of Großliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine.
  • 1885 Bulgarians, led by Stefan Stambolov, repulse a larger Serbian invasion force at Slivinitza
  • 1887 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Dying Detective" (BG)
  • 1893 1st newspaper color supplement (NY World)
  • 1894 1st mushroom on a stamp (China 1 & 5 Ap)
  • 1894 Dutch troops occupy & plunders palace of Tjakra Negara, Lombok
  • 1895 Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil
  • 1896 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Sussex Vampire" (BG)
  • 1903 Carrie Nation attempts to address Senate
  • 1905 The steamer "Hilda" sinks in the English Channel (100 people drown)
  • 1906 London selected to host 1908 Olympics
  • 1909 Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper denies corruption
  • 1910 Ferenc Molnàr's "Tester" premieres in Budapest

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1911 NY receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi

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1916 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • 1919 US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations
  • 1922 Demonstration for a French Language University in Ghent
  • 1923 Béla Bartòk's "Tancsuite" premieres
  • 1923 The Oklahoma State Senate ousts Governor Walton for anti-Ku Klux Klan measures
  • 1926 British mine strikes after 28 weeks ends

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1926 Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1932 Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game

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1932 Shaft & Thyssen demand Hitler become German chancellor

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1933 Women allowed to vote in Spain (helps right wing)
  • 1939 Don Lash wins 6th straight AAU cross-country 10K championship
  • 1940 Belgian King Leopold III visits Adolf Hitler
  • 1940 First major German air raid on Birmingham - about 440 bombers kill 450

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1942 Joseph Goebbels visits "German Theatre in the Niederlanden"

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • 1942 Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front
  • 1943 U-536 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

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1944 World War II: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $14 billion USD in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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1946 Bradman scores 119 South Australia v Victoria, 183 mins, 8 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1947 200" mirror arrives at Mt Palomar
  • 1949 Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco

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1950 US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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1951 Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1951 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1952 North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH
  • 1952 Spain joins UNESCO
  • 1952 Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe
  • 1953 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business

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1953 US VP Richard Nixon visits Hanoi

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1955 KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 National Review publishes its first issue.
  • 1957 Antonin Novotny appointed president of Czechoslovakia
  • 1958 First 2 F-27 Fokker's Friendships delivered on Aer Lingus
  • 1959 "Rocky & His Friends" debuts on ABC
  • 1959 Ford cancels Edsel
  • 1960 Mickey Vernon is hired as 1st manager of new Washington team
  • 1961 Houston George Blanda passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Titans (49-13)

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1962 Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 1962 KOET (now KULC) TV channel 9 in Ogden, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 SN Behrman's "Lord Pengo" premieres in NYC
  • 1962 Todor Zjivkov becomes premier of Bulgaria
  • 1965 ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report
  • 1965 Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries created
  • 1966 Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ

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1967 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1967 The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.
  • 1968 Military coup in Mali, president Modibo Keita flees
  • 1968 Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1969 Apollo 12's Conrad & Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on Moon
  • 1969 WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a Cal state historical landmark
  • 1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1971 Disney World's Fort Wilderness opens
  • 1972 "Ambassador" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1972 "Dear Oscar" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1972 Gershwin Theater (Uris) opens at 1633 Broadway NYC
  • 1972 KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, WI suspends broadcasting
  • 1972 Willy Brandts SPD wins West German election
  • 1972 Leader of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) Seán MacStiofáin is arrested in Dublin

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 227

  • 1464 Emperor Go-Kashiwabara of Japan (d. 1526)
  • 1563 Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (d. 1626)
  • 1597 Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1660)

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1600 Charles I, King of England (1625-49); executed by Parliament

King Charles I
King
Charles I
  • 1600 Lieuwe van Aitzema, Dutch historian (Matters of State & War)
  • 1607 Erasmus Quellinus II, [Quellien], Flemish painter/etcher
  • 1616 Eustache Le Sueur, French painter
  • 1700 Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (d. 1770)
  • 1709 Pierre Leclair, composer
  • 1711 Michail V Lomonosov, Russian scholar/poet
  • 1722 Leopold Auenbrugger, Austrian physician (d. 1809)
  • 1722 Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania (d. 1810)
  • 1752 George Rogers Clark, frontier military leader in Revolutionary War
  • 1753 Stanislas Champein, composer
  • 1761 Joseph Supries, composer
  • 1770 Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (Dying Lion), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1844)
  • 1796 Johann Wilhelm Mangold, composer
  • 1802 Solomon Foot, American politician (d. 1866)
  • 1805 Ferdinand de Lesseps, France, diplomat (built Suez Canal)
  • 1810 August Willich, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1878)
  • 1811 John Ancrum Winslow, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1873)
  • 1812 Karl Schwarz, German theologian (d. 1885)
  • 1827 Isaac Munroe St John, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)

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1831 James A Garfield, Ohio, gen/(R) 20th Pres (March 4-Sept 19, 1881)

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield
  • 1833 Wilhelm Dilthey, German philosopher (Das Leben Schleiermans)
  • 1834 Georg H Quincke, German physicist (test of Quincke)
  • 1835 Fitzhugh Lee, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
  • 1835 Rani Lakshmi Bai, Indian Queen (d. 1858)
  • 1840 Aleksandr Kovalevsky, Shustyanka near Dvinsk, Russian Biologist who founded comparative embryology and experimental histology and who identified a common pattern of embryological development in all multi-cellular animals
  • 1843 Richard Avenarius, German philosopher (d. 1896)
  • 1846 Emile C Wauters, Belgium, painter (Van der Goes in the Red Monastery)
  • 1855 Billy Bates, cricketer (England all-rounder 1882-87, hat-trick 1883)
  • 1859 Mikhail Mikhayl Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russia, musician (Armenian Rhapsody)
  • 1862 Billy Sunday, American evangelist (d. 1935)
  • 1864 George Barbier, Phila, actor (Tarzan's Revenge, Wife vs Secretary)
  • 1870 Vicente Lleo, composer
  • 1874 Karl Adrian Wohlfart, composer
  • 1875 Michael I Kalinin, Russian metal worker/head of state

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1875 Hiram Bingham, Connecticut, American Archaeologist (Incan site of Machu Picchu)

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • 1876 Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (d. 1964)
  • 1879 Karel van den Oever, Flemish author/poet (Geuzenstad)
  • 1883 Ned Sparks, Canadian actor (d. 1957)
  • 1885 Erskine Sanford, Trinidad CO, actor (Angel on My Shoulder)
  • 1886 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Le Cocu Magnificent)
  • 1887 James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1888 Jose RaulCapablanca, Cuba, world chess champion (1921-27)
  • 1889 Clifton Webb [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], American actor (Laura), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1892 Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1893 René Voisin, French classical trumpet player (d. 1952)
  • 1894 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (d. 1987)
  • 1895 Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (d. 1989)
  • 1896 Georgy Zhukov, Russian general (d. 1974)
  • 1897 Quentin Roosevelt, son of United States President Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1918)
  • 1898 Arthur R. von Hippel, German-born physicist (d. 2003)
  • 1899 Allen Tate, US, poet (Mr Pope & Other Poems)
  • 1899 Grand Ayatollah Abul-Qassim Khoei, influential Shia Islamic scholar (d. 1992)
  • 1900 Anna Seghers, [Netty Radvanyi-Reiling], German author (7th Cross)
  • 1900 Anton Walbrook, [Adolf Wohlbrook], actor (Laura), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1900 Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian scientist (d. 1980)
  • 1900 Bunny Ahearne, Irish ice hockey promoter (d. 1985)
  • 1902 Trevor Bardette, Nashville AR, actor (Refugee, None Shall Escape)
  • 1903 Fritz Schmidt, German street photographer
  • 1904 Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter
  • 1904 Nancy Carroll, [Ann V LaHiff], actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905 Tommy Dorsey, Mahanoy Plane Pa, orchestra leader (Stage Show, Mahogany)
  • 1906 Henri Temianka, composer
  • 1906 Jacques Leguerney, composer
  • 1907 Christian J H English, [Luc Tournier], Neth/Curacaos painter/composer
  • 1907 Jack Schaefer, American author (d. 1991)
  • 1908 Alan Baxter, East actor (Big Town Girl, Rags to Riches), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1908 Mikhail Ivanovich Chulaki, composer
  • 1909 Rose Isabel Williams, sister of Tennessee Williams
  • 1909 Peter Drucker, American management theorist (d. 2005)
  • 1909 Moses Josiah Madiba, Seshego, Pietersburg (now Polokwane) district, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North
  • 1910 Adrian Conan Doyle, son of Arthur Conan Doyle (d. 1970)
  • 1912 George E Palade, Romanian/US cell biologist (ribosomen, Nobel 1974)

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1917 Indira Gandhi, 4th Prime Minister of India (1966-77, 1980-84), born in Allahabad India (d. 1984)

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 1918 Catherine Elizabeth Pennington, personal assistant
  • 1918 Hendrik Christoffel Van de Hulst, Utrecht the Netherlands, Dutch astronomer who correctly predicted the existence of the 21 cm hyper-fine line of neutral atomic hydrogen in interstellar space
  • 1919 Alan Young, England, actor (Time Machine, Wilbur Post-Mr Ed)
  • 1920 Ursula Heathcote Nicholls, campaigner

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1920 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in Brooklyn, New York

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney

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1921 Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodger catcher (NL MVP 1951/53/55), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1921 Peter Ruckman, American Baptist minister
  • 1922 Stanley K Runcorn, British geophysicist (Doctor of Utrecht)
  • 1922 Yuri Knorozov, Russian epigrapher (d. 1999)
  • 1924 William Russell, British actor
  • 1925 Zygmunt Bauman, Polish Sociologist
  • 1926 Jeane J Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN (R), born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • 1929 Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian musician

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1930 Kurt Nielsen, Copenhagen, Danish tennis player

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 1933 Larry King, radio/TV host "143 Arivadechi" (Larry King Show, CNN), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Jerry Sheindlin, American jurist; husband of Judith Sheindlin
  • 1934 Dave Guard, rocker
  • 1934 David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
  • 1935 John F Welch Jr, Salem Mass, CEO (GE)
  • 1935 Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian imam (d. 1990)
  • 1935 Jack Welch, American businessman
  • 1936 Dick Cavett, Kearney Neb, talk show host (Dick Cavett Show)
  • 1936 Emin Aristakesian, composer

Famous Weddings


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1834 US President Franklin Pierce (30) weds Jane Pierce (28) in Amherst, New Hampshire

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce

HeartWedding of Interest

1923 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (56) weds artist Maude Noel

HeartWedding of Interest

1939 Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (24) weds "Freshies" actress Dorothy Arnold at St. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

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1954 Actress Vera-Ellen (33) weds millionaire Victor Rothschild at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Los Angeles

Actress Vera-Ellen
Actress
Vera-Ellen

HeartWedding of Interest

1986 Hall of Famer boxing champ Muhammad Ali (44) weds Yolanda Williams

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1988 LA Law's Corbin Bernsen marries actress Amanda Pays

HeartWedding of Interest

1999 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (61) weds Krystal Kennedy at Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel

HeartWedding of Interest

2005 Singer and actress Christina Aguilera (28) weds music executive Jordan Bratman (32) under a mountainside tent at the Staglin Family Vineyards in Rutherford, California

  • 2005 "Corner Gas" actor Brent Butt (39) weds actress Nancy Robertson (34) at Vancouver's Cin Cin Ristorante
  • 2005 "KISS" lead singer Paul Stanley (53) weds Erin Sutton at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California
  • 2005 Indianapolis 500 racer Danica Patrick (23) weds physical therapist Paul Hospenthal in Scottsdale, Arizona

Famous Divorces

  • 2004 Singer Jermaine Jackson (49) divorces Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza (35) after 9 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 119

  • 498 Anastasius II, Pope (496-8) dies. Referred to by Dante in his Inferno XI, 8-9
  • 1272 David of Augsburg, Franciscan minister/author, dies
  • 1316 Jan I, king of France (Nov 15-19 1316), dies
  • 1389 Dimitri Ivanovitch "Donskoi", monarch of Vladimir-Soezdal, dies at 39
  • 1472 Joannes/Basilius Bessarion, archbishop of Nicaea, dies
  • 1478 Emperor Baeda Maryam of Ethiopia (b. 1448)
  • 1492 Jami, Persian poet (b. 1414)
  • 1495 Alfonso II, king of Naples (1494-95), dies
  • 1557 Bona Sforza, Queen of Sigismund I of Poland (b. 1494)
  • 1577 Matsunaga Hisahide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)
  • 1630 Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Opella Nova), dies at 44
  • 1649 Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (b. 1576)
  • 1665 Nicholas Poussin, French painter, dies
  • 1672 John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (b. 1614)
  • 1682 Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Royalist commander in the English Civil War (b. 1619)
  • 1692 Georg F von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief (Colors), dies
  • 1692 Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright
  • 1703 Man in the Iron Mask, prisoner in Bastille prison in Paris, dies
  • 1719 Jean Deutz, minster of Heemskerk/merchant/Amsterdam regent, dies at 64
  • 1723 Antoine Nompar de Caumont, French courtier and soldier (b. 1632)
  • 1772 William Nelson, American colonial governor of Virginia (b. 1711)
  • 1773 James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician (b. 1722)
  • 1785 Bernard de Bury, composer, dies at 65
  • 1795 Thomas Linley the elder, English musician and tenor, dies at 62
  • 1798 Theobald W Tone, Irish nationalist, dies
  • 1804 Pietro Alessandro Guglieli, Italian opera composer, dies at 75
  • 1822 Johann Georg Tralles, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1763)
  • 1825 Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek, composer, dies at 34

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1828 Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (Die schöne Müllerin), dies at 31 from typhoid fever

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert
  • 1850 Richard Mentor Johnson, American politician (b. 1780)
  • 1854 Alberich Zwyssig, composer, dies at 46
  • 1868 Ivane Andronikashvili, Georgian general (b. 1798)
  • 1880 Bernard de Hair, vicar/poet/church historian, dies at 74

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1887 Emma Lazarus, US poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38

  • 1897 William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (b. 1810).
  • 1899 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Medea), dies at 55
  • 1908 Albert Dietrich, composer, dies at 79
  • 1910 Wilhelm Rudolf Fittig, German Chemist (synthesizing organic compounds), dies at 74
  • 1911 Ramon Caceres, President (Dominican Republic), murdered
  • 1915 Joe Hill, Labor leader/songwriter, executed for murder
  • 1915 Solomon Schechter, theologist, dies at about 64
  • 1917 Basil Grieve, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests England v South Africa 1889), dies
  • 1923 French Netscher, author/journalist (In 3rd Chamber), dies at 59
  • 1924 Lee Stack, British sirdar in Egypt/gov-gen of Sudan, murdered
  • 1924 Thomas Ince, American film director (b. 1882)
  • 1928 Achille Simonetti, composer, dies at 71
  • 1929 Arthur H Mann, English composer (Church of England Hymnal), dies
  • 1931 Frederic Cliffe, composer, dies at 74
  • 1931 Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (b. 1897)
  • 1932 Marie MJ Poupelet, French sculptor/poster artist, dies
  • 1933 Enrique Jose Varona, Cuban sociologist/vice-president, dies at 84
  • 1935 F S Gough-Calthorpe, cricketer (England captain v WI 1930), dies
  • 1936 Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchists army leader, dies in battle
  • 1938 Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (b. 1866)
  • 1942 Edouard Combe, composer, dies at 76
  • 1942 Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (shot) (b. 1892)
  • 1943 Andre Antoine, French stage manager (Theatre Antoine), dies at 85
  • 1949 James Ensor, Flemish painter/etcher (Oestereetster), dies at 89
  • 1950 Thomas Wood, composer, dies at 57
  • 1954 Walter Bartley Wilson, founding member of Cardiff City F.C. (b. 1870)
  • 1956 Francis L Sullivan, actor (Joan of Arc, Winslow Boy), dies at 53
  • 1959 Edward C Tolman, US psychologist (behaviorism), dies
  • 1959 Gerard J Arbous, actor/publicist (Bohemian Amsterdam), dies at 83
  • 1959 Joseph Charbonneau, archbishop of Montreal (b. 1892)
  • 1960 Phyllis Haver, actress (Don Juan), commits suicide at 61
  • 1963 Carmen Amaya, Spanish flamenco dancer, dies at about 50
  • 1967 Charles J. Watters, US Army chaplain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)
  • 1971 Bill Stern, sportscaster (Saturday Night Fights), dies at 64
  • 1973 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (6 Tests for NZ, 113 runs & 6 wickets), dies
  • 1974 George Brunies, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1975 Roger D. Branigin, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 1976 Sir Basil Spence, British architect (b. 1907)
  • 1981 Griffiths Mxenge, South Afr's anti-apartheid advocate, murdered
  • 1982 Erving Goffman, US, sociologist (Asylums), dies at 60
  • 1983 Peter Coffield, Ill, actor (Kevin-W E B), dies at 37
  • 1983 Tom Evans, English bass guitarist (Badfinger) (b. 1947)
  • 1983 Reinout W van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist, dies at 79
  • 1984 George D Aiken, (Sen-R-Vt, 1941-75), dies at 92
  • 1985 Lall Singh, cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies
  • 1985 Stepin Fetchit, [Lincoln Penny], 1st African American film star, dies of pneumonia 83
  • 1987 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1894)
  • 1988 Christine Onassis, heiress, dies of heart failure at 37
  • 1990 Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (b. 1900)
  • 1990 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77
  • 1991 Reggie Nalder, actor (Mark of Devil), dies of bone cancer at 80
  • 1992 Bobby Russell, song writer (Honey, Little Green Apples), dies at 52
  • 1992 Diane Varsi, actress (Allison-Peyton Place, Bloody Mama), dies at 54
  • 1992 Dorothy Walker Bush, mother of President George Bush, dies at 91
  • 1993 Dorothy Revier, actress (Sally on the Subway), dies at 89
  • 1994 Dedrick Gobert, US actor (Boyz 'n the Hood), shot to death at 22
  • 1994 Julian Gustave Symons, writer, dies at 82
  • 1994 Julian Symons, Br detective writer (Death's Darkest Face), dies at 82
  • 1994 Li Yuan Artist-chia, dies at 65
  • 1995 Bruce Trent, singer, dies at 83
  • 1995 Gwen Swire, socila worker, dies at 61
  • 1995 Martha Hill, modern dancer/teacher, dies at 94
  • 1995 Shirley Bergeron, singer/guitarist, dies at 62
  • 1996 Denis Jenkinson, journalist, dies at 74
  • 1996 Edward Kassner, music publisher, dies at 76
  • 1996 Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant, dies at 73