On This Day for 2nd November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 175

  • 676 Donus begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Pope Adeodatus II
  • 1327 King Alfonso IV of Aragon crowned
  • 1355 English invasion army under king Edward lands at Calais
  • 1418 Utrecht conquerors Ijsselstein
  • 1642 2nd Battle of Breitenfeld, aka First Battle of Leipzig; victory for the Swedish army under Field Marshal Lennart Torstenson over Holy Roman Empire army under Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria
  • 1648 12,000 Jews massacred by Chmielnicki hordes in Narol Podlia
  • 1675 A combined attack by the Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut colonies attacks the Great Swamp Fort, owned by the Narragansetts during King Philip's War.
  • 1698 Scottish settlers make landfall in Panama, establishing the ill-fated 'Darien Venture' colony.
  • 1712 Suriname government gives French hijacker Jacques Cassard, ƒ682,800
  • 1722 Willem KH Friso (11) appointed viceroy of Gelderland
  • 1749 English Ohio Trade Company forms first trading post
  • 1772 Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms

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1783 General George Washington, later 1st US President, bids farewell to his army after the American Revolutionary War

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1813 Treaty of Fulda signed in Germany after Battle of Leipzig

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1824 Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Andrew Jackson beats J Q Adams

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1835 2nd Seminole War begins in Osceola
  • 1841 Akbar Khan successfully revolts against Shah Shuja in Afghanistan

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1852 Franklin Pierce elected as president of US

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce
  • 1854 Cobblestone paving of Washington St between Dupont & Kearny starts
  • 1861 American Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter.
  • 1868 Time zone: New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally
  • 1875 Verney Cameroon reaches Benguela Angola, from Africa's east coast
  • 1879 In a 6-day footrace a Mr Weston loses to a horse, 900 to 885 km

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1880 James A Garfield (R) elected 20th US President

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield
  • 1881 Dutch New-Malthusiaanse Union forms
  • 1889 North Dakota becomes 39th & South Dakota becomes 40th state in the United States
  • 1892 French poet Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands
  • 1895 29th Belmont: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 2:11½
  • 1898 French government of Dupuy forms
  • 1898 Theodor Herzl arrives in Jerusalem
  • 1898 Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team.
  • 1899 Boers begin siege of Ladysmith, Natal
  • 1903 Lyceum Theater (New Lyceum) opens at 149 W 45th St NYC
  • 1903 New Amsterdam Theater opens at 214 W 42nd St NYC
  • 1904 British newspaper "Daily Mirror" begins publishing
  • 1907 Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published
  • 1913 St Louis Browns mgr George Stovall is 1st to jump to Federal League
  • 1914 Great Britain annexes Cyprus
  • 1914 Great Britain declares the entire North Sea a military area: neutral ships will transit it at their own risk
  • 1914 V Herbert & H Blossoms "Only Girl" premieres in NYC
  • 1914 Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire
  • 1915 First US election by proportional representation, Ashtabula, Ohio
  • 1916 Ft Vaux, Verdun, reconquered by France
  • 1917 Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine
  • 1917 Lansing-Ishii Agreement; US recognizes Japan's privileges in China

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1920 Warren G. Harding elected 29th US President

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 1921 Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie" premieres in NYC
  • 1922 Allies deliberate over German mark
  • 1923 Bloody street fights in Aachen led to establishment of the ill-fated Rhenish Republic
  • 1923 Stresemann's SPD-ministers in Germany, step down
  • 1924 Sunday Express publishes first British crossword puzzle
  • 1928 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Phila
  • 1930 Ras (euqiv. Duke) Tafari Makonnen is crowned Haile Selassie I, 225th emperor of Solmonic Dynasty in Ethiopia
  • 1931 Warren, Dixon & Young's musical "Laugh Parade" premieres in NYC

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1934 Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1936 First high-definition TV broadcast service, by BBC in London
  • 1936 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established.
  • 1937 AL batting champ Charlie Gehringer wins MVP
  • 1938 Babe Ruth applies for job of St Louis Browns' manager
  • 1938 Jimmie Foxx wins his 3rd AL MVP
  • 1942 11th day of battle at El Alamein: British assault on Tel el Aqqaqir
  • 1943 Jewish ghetto of Riga Latvia is destroyed
  • 1944 Auschwitz begins gassing inmates
  • 1944 Canadian troops occupy Knokke
  • 1944 US 28th Infantry division opens assault on Schmidt Hurtgenwald
  • 1947 7th Ryder Cup: US wins 11-1 at Portland Golf Club (Portland, Oregon, US)
  • 1947 Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" flies for 1st (& last) time

Electoral-defeatElectoral Victory

1948 Pres Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
Governor of New York Thomas Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas Dewey
  • 1948 WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 Netherland recognizes Indonesia as a sovereign state
  • 1949 NL scheme for national distribution of textiles, meat and cheese disbands
  • 1950 "Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1950 Phillies reliever Jim Konstanty wins NL MVP
  • 1950 The Clover Dairy Company test-market the first concentrated milk (Sealtest) in the U.S. in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1953 Pakistan becomes islamic republic
  • 1954 Charles C Diggs Jr elected Michigan's 1st black congressman
  • 1954 JS Thurmond is 1st senator elected by write-in vote (SC)
  • 1954 Taiwan & US sign military pact
  • 1955 Clarton-Schwerdt & Schaffer discover polio virus

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1955 David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • 1956 Hungary appeals for UN assistance against Soviet invasion
  • 1956 Israel captures Gaza & Sheham
  • 1957 1st titanium mill opened, Toronto, Ohio
  • 1957 The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history.
  • 1959 "Girls against the Boys" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1959 Charles Van Doren confesses that TV quiz show "21" was fixed
  • 1959 The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway
  • 1960 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th String quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • 1960 George Weiss, at 66, resigns as GM of NY Yankees

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1960 Penguin Books cleared of obscenity for publishing DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover"

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1960 Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

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1960 Mary Leakey and her team discover the first fossils of Homo habilis, an early human ancestor, at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Homo habilis is thought to be one of the earliest species to make stone tools and lived between 1.4 and 2.3 million years ago.

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Paleoanthropologist
Mary Leakey
  • 1961 "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • 1961 Max Frisch's "Andorra" premieres in Zurich
  • 1963 "Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • 1963 Only 1st-class cricket game played in Uganda, MCC v E African XI
  • 1964 CBS purchases 80% of Yanks for $11,200,000, later buys remaining 20%
  • 1964 Faisal succeeds Saud as king of Saudi Arabia
  • 1966 KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 The Cuban Adjustment Act enters force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 225

  • 1082 Emperor Huizong of China (d. 1135)
  • 1475 Princess Anne of York (d. 1511)
  • 1528 Peter S Lotichius, [Peter Lotz], Neo latin poet (Collected Works)
  • 1636 Edward Colston, English merchant and philanthropist (d. 1721)
  • 1667 James Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (d. 1737)
  • 1692 Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer (d. 1766)
  • 1696 Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Native Americans (d. 1760)
  • 1699 Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (d. 1779)
  • 1709 Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (d. 1759)

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1734 Daniel Boone, Oley Valley, Pennsylvania, frontiersman/explorer (US Hall of Fame-1915), (d. 182)

Frontiersman Daniel Boone
Frontiersman
Daniel Boone
  • 1739 Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf, composer
  • 1741 Joan Derk van Capellen, leader of Neth Democratic Patriots

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1755 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France(1774-1792), "let them eat cake", born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1793)

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • 1766 Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Austrian field marshal (d. 1858)
  • 1777 Fortunat Alojzy Gonzaga Żółkowski, Polish actor (d. 1822)
  • 1777 Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom (d. 1848)
  • 1785 Frederic Kalkbrenner, composer
  • 1785 Johann Leopold Fuchs, composer

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1795 James Knox Polk, NC, 11th American President (D) (1845-1849)

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk
  • 1808 Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, French writer (d. 1889)
  • 1810 Andrew Atkinson Humphreys, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • 1812 Abraham I van Lier, theater director (Gran Theatre-van Lier)
  • 1815 George Boole, mathematician (Boolean algebra)
  • 1821 Sir George Bowen, British provincial governor (d. 1899)
  • 1822 James Byron Gordon, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1826 Robert Hopkins Hatton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1826 William Haines Lytle, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • 1828 Byron Grimes, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • 1833 Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian doctor (d. 1904)
  • 1837 Émile Bayard, French artist, illustrator (d. (1891)
  • 1842 Otto Reubke, composer
  • 1843 Caryl Florio, composer, Pen-name of William James Rob John
  • 1843 Elek Erkel, composer
  • 1846 Antonio Pena y Goni, composer
  • 1847 George Sorel, French Socialist thinker/author (violent revolutions)
  • 1857 Joseph F F Babinski, Polish/French neurologist (Babinski reflex)
  • 1865 Warren Gamaliel Harding, Ohio, (R) 29th pres (1921-23)

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1865 Warren G. Harding, Blooming Grove Ohio, American President (1921-1923)

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 1876 Eugeniusz Morawsky-Dabrowa, composer
  • 1877 Claire McDowell, actress (Big Parade), born in NYC, New York
  • 1877 Victor Trumper, cricketer (Australia batsman 1899-1912)

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1877 Aga Khan III, Karachi, Shia Imam (1885-1932), (d. 1957)

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • 1877 Joseph De Piro, Maltese founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul (d. 1933)
  • 1879 Jean Gilbert, [Max Winterfield], German composer (Prince Regent)
  • 1880 John Foulds, composer
  • 1882 Leo Perutz, writer
  • 1883 Frico Kafenda, composer
  • 1883 Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, cardinal and archbishop of Quebec (d. 1947)
  • 1885 Harlow Shapley, US, astronomer (studied the galaxies)
  • 1886 Philip Merivale, Rehutia India, actor (Nothing But Trouble)
  • 1886 Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician (d. 1971)
  • 1890 Henry Borginon, Flemish nationalist/senator
  • 1892 Alice Brady, actress (My Man Godfrey, Gay Divorcee, Zenobia), born in NYC, New York
  • 1892 Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Viktoria und ihr Huzar)
  • 1893 Battista Farina, founder of Pininfarina company (d. 1966)
  • 1894 William Johnston, tennis champ (US Open-1915)
  • 1894 Alexander Lippisch, German scientist (d. 1976)
  • 1897 Dennis King, Coventry England, comedian (Devil's Brother)
  • 1897 Jacob A B "Jack" Bjerknes, Norwegian/US meteorologist (USAF in London)
  • 1899 Eddy [Charles E] du Perron, Dutch author/poet
  • 1901 James Dunn, actor (Tree Grows in Brooklyn, It's a Great Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1901 Paul Ford, Balt Md, actor (Phil Silvers Show)
  • 1902 Gyula Illyes, Hungarian author/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes)
  • 1902 Marius W Holtrop, economist/president (Netherlands Bank)
  • 1903 Travis Jackson, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • 1905 Fred Lipmann, watchmaker
  • 1905 James Dunn, American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1906 Luchino Visconti, Milan Italy, director (Damned, Death in Venice)
  • 1906 Daniil Andreev, Russian poet (d. 1959)
  • 1906 Bengt Edlén, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum
  • 1908 Reginald Beckwith, York England, actor (Genevieve, Doctor in Love)
  • 1910 Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1911 Odysseus Elytis Alepoudellis, Greece, poet (Nobel 1979)
  • 1911 Raphael Robinson, US mathematician (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, composer
  • 1913 Burt Lancaster, actor (From Here to Eternity, Elmer Gantry), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 Ivor Roberts-Jones, sculptor
  • 1914 Ray Walston, actor (My Favorite Martian, Damn Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1914 Johnny Vander Meer, baseball player (d. 1997)
  • 1915 Douglas Gordon Lilburn, composer
  • 1915 Beryl McBurnie, Trinidadian dancer (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Sidney Luft, American movie director (d. 2005)
  • 1917 Durward Knowles, England, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968-Bahamas)
  • 1919 Jorge de Sena, Portuguese engineer/poet (Reino da Estupidez)
  • 1919 Warren Stevens, Clark's Summit Pa, actor (Richard Boone Show), (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Fabio Gonzalez-Zuleta, composer
  • 1920 Lewis Charles, actor (Feather & Father Gang), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Fernando Correia de Oliveira, composer
  • 1921 Willaim D Schaefer, Maryland, (Gov-D-Md)
  • 1921 Shepard Menken, American voice actor (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Bill Mosienko, National Hockey League player (d. 1994)
  • 1922 John Pinsent, classical scholar
  • 1924 Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1988)
  • 1924 Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer
  • 1927 John Sainsbury, English billionaire
  • 1927 Steve Ditko, American artist
  • 1928 Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer
  • 1928 Paul Johnson, British historian
  • 1929 Harold Farberman, conductor/composer (Medea), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1887 Baseball legend Connie Mack (24) weds Margaret Hogan

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack

HeartWedding of Interest

1896 Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (19) weds first cousin Shahzadi Begum in Pune, India

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • 2005 Irish TV and radio presenter Sile Seoige (26) weds Glen Mulcahy at St. Brendan's Church in County Offaly
  • 2009 "Sex and the City" actor Ron Livingston (41) weds actress Rosemarie DeWitt (34) in San Francisco
  • 2012 BMX icon TJ Lavin weds longtime fiancee Roxanne Siordia (32) in Las Vegas
  • 2013 'N Sync founding member Chris Kirkpatrick (42) weds his girlfriend Karly Skladany in Orlando, Florida
  • 2013 "Smash" actress Megan Hilty (32) weds Brian Gallagher at a chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

2006 Rocker Rod Stewart (58) divorces model Rachel Hunter (33) due to irreconcilable differences

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 102

  • 943 Queen Emma of France, (b. 894)
  • 1083 Matilda of Flanders, Queen consort (b. 1031)
  • 1171 Baudouin IV, count of Henegouwen (1120-71), dies
  • 1171 Dionysius bar Salibi, author (Diarbekir), dies
  • 1285 King Peter III of Aragon (b. 1239)
  • 1327 King James II of Aragon (b. 1267)
  • 1483 Henry Stafford, earl of Buckingham/constable of Engl, beheaded at 49
  • 1588 Wilhelmus Damasi, theologist/1st bishop of Roermond, dies at 63
  • 1610 Richard Bancroft, archbishop of Canterbury (1604-10), dies at 66
  • 1618 Archduke Maximilian III of Austria (b. 1568)
  • 1635 Aurelio Signoretti, composer, dies at 68
  • 1697 Constantine Huygens Jr, Poet/painter/cartoonist, buried
  • 1716 Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler (b. 1651)
  • 1717 Johann Jacob Walther, composer, dies
  • 1731 Johann Matthias Leffloth, composer, dies at 26
  • 1781 Jose F de Isla, Spanish Jesuit/author, dies at 78
  • 1804 Armand-Gaston Camus, French chairman of Council of 500, dies at 64
  • 1807 Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (b. 1730)
  • 1845 Chretien Urhan, composer, dies at 55
  • 1852 Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general (b. 1782)
  • 1863 Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (b. 1826)
  • 1874 Thomas Anderson, Scottish Chemist (discovered pyridine), dies at 55
  • 1875 James W. W. Birch, 1st British resident in Perak, Malaysia is speared to death while in the bath-house of his boat, SS Dragon at 49
  • 1877 Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (b. 1784)
  • 1882 Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques, composer, dies at 61
  • 1884 Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil, composer, dies at 62
  • 1887 Jenny Lind, [Swedish Nightingale], soprano, dies at 67
  • 1898 George Goyder, English-born surveyor-general of South Australia (b. 1826)
  • 1905 Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist (b. 1817)
  • 1909 Theodor W Ahlwardt, German orientalist, dies at 81
  • 1920 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburgs coal basin), dies at 73
  • 1925 Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 65
  • 1930 Oliver Perry Hay, American Paleontologist, dies at 84
  • 1931 Arthur James Cook, union leader (coal miners), dies at 47
  • 1931 Harry Musgrove, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • 1935 H B "Jock" Cameron, South African cricket captain (v England 1935, age 30), dies
  • 1937 Maude Valerie White, composer, dies at 82
  • 1944 Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (b. 1889)
  • 1945 Princess Thyra, daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark (b. 1880)
  • 1949 Jerome F. Donovan, American politician (b. 1872)

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1950 George Bernard Shaw, Irish author (Pygmalion), dies at 94

  • 1952 Maire O'Neill, actress (Juno & the Paycock, Glamorous Night), dies
  • 1956 Jacob Weinberg, composer, dies at 77
  • 1956 Leo Baeck, Pres of World Union for Progressive Judaism, dies at 83
  • 1958 Adam von Ahn Carse, composer, dies at 80
  • 1960 Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64
  • 1961 James Thurber, humorist (The Male Animal), dies at 66
  • 1962 Felice Lattuada, composer, dies at 80
  • 1963 Ngo Dinh Diem, president of South Vietnam (1955-63), murdered at 62
  • 1966 Mississippi John Hurt, rocker, dies at 73
  • 1966 Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34), dies at 89
  • 1966 Peter Debye, Dutch-American Physical Chemist (Nobel 1936), dies at 82
  • 1968 Ernst Hess, composer, dies at 56
  • 1969 Marion Lloyd Vince, fencer (National champ 1928, 31), dies at 63
  • 1970 Richard Cushing, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 75
  • 1971 Martha Vickers, actress (Alimony), dies after long illness at 46
  • 1977 H E Nossak, writer, dies at 76
  • 1979 Jacques Mesrine, French "enemy of the state", shot to death
  • 1980 Edith Bunker, character on "All in the Family", dies

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1980 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, dies at 79

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • 1981 Kenneth Oakley, English Anthropologist, Palaeontologist, and Geologist whose method for the relative dating of fossils using fluorine content was instrumental in exposing the Piltdown Man hoax, dies at 70
  • 1982 Lester Roloff, Man of God, preacher.
  • 1984 Margie V Barfield, US murderer, 1st woman electricuted in 22 years
  • 1986 Paul Frees, cartoon voice (Boris Badenov), dies at 66
  • 1991 Fran Stevens, singer, dies of cancer in Bronx NY at 72
  • 1991 Irwin Allen, dir (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure), dies at 75
  • 1992 Hal Roach, silent film producer (Keystone Kops), dies of pneumonia at 100
  • 1993 P A Jacob Mees, Dutch banker (Mees & Hope), dies at about 86
  • 1994 David Feinberg, AIDS activist/author, dies at 37
  • 1994 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter, dies at 73
  • 1994 Noah Beery Jr, US actor (Gung Ho!, Heaven With a Gun), dies at 81
  • 1995 Alun Edward Islwyn Pask, rugby International, dies at 58
  • 1995 Alvaro Gomez Hurtado, VP of Columbia (1982-84), assassinated
  • 1995 Florence Greenberg, record company founder, dies at 82
  • 1995 Ivan Metropolitan Ioann Snychev, russion Orthodox Priest, dies at 68
  • 1995 Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist, dies at 83
  • 1995 Sal Gliatto, baseball player, dies at 93
  • 1996 Alvaro Gomez Hurtado, Colombian politician, dies
  • 1996 Christopher Prater, screen printer, dies at 72
  • 1996 Eva Cassidy, American singer (b. 1963)

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1996 Toni Stone, first woman to play professional baseball in a men's league, dies at 75

Baseball Player Toni Stone
Baseball Player
Toni Stone
  • 1997 G Harry Stine, writer, dies at 69
  • 1997 Roy McMillan, baseball player (Reds), dies of heart failure at 68
  • 1998 Vincent Winter, British actor (b. 1957)
  • 2002 Tonio Selwart, German actor (b. 1896)
  • 2002 Charles Sheffield, American author and physicist (b. 1935)
  • 2003 Frank McCloskey, American politician (b. 1939)

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2004 Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, dies at 85

President of the United Arab Emirates Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
President of the United Arab Emirates
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • 2004 Theo van Gogh, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1957)
  • 2004 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (b. 1951)
  • 2005 Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian football player and coach.
  • 2007 Charmaine Dragun, Australian journalist (b. 1978)
  • 2007 Witold Kiełtyka, Polish metal drummer (Decapitated) (b. 1984)
  • 2007 Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (b. 1906)
  • 2007 Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Henry Cele, South African Actor; best known for his onscreen portrayal of the legendary Shaka Zulu
  • 2010 Andy Irons, American professional surfer (b. 1978)
  • 2010 Clyde King, American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)
  • 2011 Sickan Carlsson, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2012 Milt Campbell, American hurdler/decathlete, dies from prostate cancer and diabetes at 78