On This Day for 21st November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 164

  • 164 BC Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah.
  • 235 St Anterus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 695 Pope Sergius names Willibrord as Archbishop Clemens of Friezen
  • 1272 Following Henry III of England's death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England.
  • 1317 Frederik of Sierck/Zyrick becomes bishop of Utrecht
  • 1620 Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass
  • 1620 Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod, [O.S. Nov 11]
  • 1654 Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia
  • 1696 J Vanbrughe's "Relapse or Virtue in Danger" premieres in London
  • 1729 Netherlands signs Treaty of Seville
  • 1759 Battle at Maxen: Prussian army surrenders to Austrians
  • 1783 Pilstre de Rozier & Marquis d'Arlandes make 1st free balloon flight

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1787 Andrew Jackson admitted to the bar

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1789 North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state

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1791 Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1794 Honolulu Harbor discovered
  • 1806 Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with England
  • 1813 Stettin surrenders to allied armies
  • 1818 Russia's Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine
  • 1824 First Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, SC
  • 1834 HMS Beagle anchors at Bay of San Carlos, Chile
  • 1837 Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times
  • 1847 Steamer "Phoenix" is lost on Lake Michigan, kills 200
  • 1848 Alfred de Musset's "Andre del Sarto" premieres in Paris
  • 1848 Cincinnati Turngemeinde founded
  • 1849 Friedrich Hebbel's "Der Rubin" premieres in Vienna
  • 1852 Duke U, founded in 1838 as Union Institute chartered as Normal College
  • 1864 -22] Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia
  • 1865 Shaw University forms in Raleigh NC
  • 1871 Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter (NYC)
  • 1871 The first human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is shot
  • 1876 Skirmish between HM Stanley's expedition & natives
  • 1877 Tom Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph) - first machine to play and record sound
  • 1880 Henry Stanley & Pierre de Brazza quarrel about possession of Congo
  • 1895 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Bruce Partington Plans" (BG)
  • 1901 Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot" premieres in Dresden
  • 1902 1st night football game, Phila Athletics beats Kanaweola AC, 39-0
  • 1902 Baseball's Phila Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League
  • 1902 The Canadian government appoints a commission to consider revising, classifying, and consolidating the many public statutes passed over the years
  • 1905 1st game ever played in the Australian Tennis Open
  • 1906 China prohibits opium trade
  • 1914 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
  • 1914 British army conquerors Bazra
  • 1916 HMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people.

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1917 Maxim Gorky calls Vladimir Lenin a blind fanatic/unthinking adventurer

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1918 2 German ammunition trains explode in Hamont Belgium, 1,750 die
  • 1918 Polish soldiers organize a pogrom against Jews of Galicia Poland
  • 1918 The German High Seas Fleet of 5 battlecruisers, 9 battleships, 7 cruisers and 49 destroyers surrendered to the British Grand Fleet and were shepherded into the Firth of Forth
  • 1920 Karel Capék's "Vec Makropulos" premieres in Prague

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1920 Mussolini's squad begins terror, 11 die in Bologna, Italy

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1921 The trial of the accused of the Bulhoek Massacre commences in South Africa
  • 1922 Rebecca L Felton (Ga) sworn in as first female US Senator
  • 1924 British premier Baldwin cancels Labour contract with USSR

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1925 Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears

NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange
  • 1933 1st US ambassador to USSR, W.C. Bullitt, begins service
  • 1934 "Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race

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1934 NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1935 First commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper)
  • 1935 Jean Giraudoux' "La Guerre de Troie n'Aura" premieres in Paris
  • 1937 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad
  • 1938 -24] Belgian king Leopold III visits Netherlands
  • 1938 Nazi forces occupy western Czechoslovakia & declared them German citizens
  • 1940 Nazi occupiers forbid building schools in Netherlands
  • 1941 German troops occupy Rostov-on-Don, Southern Russia

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1942 Hitler names fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein commander of the newly-created Army Group Don (Heeresgruppe Don)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1942 Tweety Bird, aka Tweety Pie, debuts in "Tale of Two Kitties"
  • 1943 7 Belgian ministers in London criticise King Leopold III for surrendering to Germany
  • 1944 Personnel & executive staff of Philips demonstrate for more food
  • 1945 Benjamin Britten's 2nd String quartet in C premieres
  • 1945 General Motors workers go on strike
  • 1946 Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria
  • 1946 Harry Truman becomes 1st US president to travel in a submerged sub
  • 1946 "Best Years of Our Lives", directed by William Wyler and starring Fredric March and Dana Andrew premieres in New York (Best Picture 1947)
  • 1947 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Wrestling Ass. World Heavyweight title
  • 1949 Bill Veeck sells Indians for $22 million
  • 1952 1st US postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced
  • 1952 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1953 WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce the "Piltdown Man" skull, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax.
  • 1955 Argentina asks Panama for return of ex-president Peron
  • 1955 KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Don Newcombe, wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award

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1959 Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1960 Bob Scheffing signs to manage Tigers after Casey Stengel turns it down
  • 1962 The Chinese People's Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.

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1963 JFK flies to Texas

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1964 "Something More!" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • 1964 "Zizi" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1964 Pope Paul VI signs 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
  • 1964 World's longest suspension bridge "Verrazano Narrows" opens (NYC)
  • 1965 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel
  • 1965 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1966 Dutch government of Zijlstra forms
  • 1967 Phillip & Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet
  • 1967 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."
  • 1968 Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
  • 1968 Supremes & The Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
  • 1969 KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, TX (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1969 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1970 NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 208

  • 1495 John Bale, England, bishop/anti-catholic playwright (Kynge Johan)
  • 1561 Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/author
  • 1567 Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (d. 1621)
  • 1637 Catharina Questiers, Dutch poetess (Friend of Abandoned Child)
  • 1645 Johann Lohner, composer
  • 1683 Johann Michael Muller, composer
  • 1692 Carlo Fragoni, Italy, poet

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1694 Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), born in Paris (d. 1778)

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1724 John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist
  • 1729 Josiah Bartlett, US physician/judge/signer (Decl of Independence)
  • 1742 Alessandro Felici, composer
  • 1761 Dorothy Jordan, British actress (d. 1816)
  • 1768 Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist/philosopher

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1785 William Beaumont, Lebanon, Connecticut, surgeon (Father of gastric physiology), (d. 1853)

  • 1787 Samuel Cunard, founder (1st regular Atlantic steamship line)
  • 1811 Zeng Guofan, Chinese military (d. 1872)
  • 1817 Richard Brooke Garnett, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1824 Hieronymus Theodor Richter, Dresden, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium
  • 1828 William McComb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1918)
  • 1829 Peter A de Genestet, Dutch vicar/poet
  • 1831 John Franklin Miller, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)

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1834 henrietta (Hetty) Green, New Bedford, Massachusetts, financier (Witch of Wall Street), (d. 1916)

The Witch of Wall Street Hetty Green
The Witch of Wall Street
Hetty Green
  • 1834 Joseph Jackson Bartlett, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1893)
  • 1840 Victoria, Empress of Germany/Queen of Prussia
  • 1851 Desire J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal
  • 1852 Francisco Tarrega y Eixea, composer
  • 1853 Hussain Kamil, sultan of Egypt (1914-17)
  • 1854 Benedict XV, [Giacomo PGB marques della Chiessa], 258th Pope (1914-22)

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1860 Tom Horn, Scotland County Missouri, American gunman and outlaw

Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter Tom Horn
Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter
Tom Horn
  • 1861 Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet
  • 1863 Arthur Quiller-Couch, [Q], editor (Oxford Book of English Verse)
  • 1863 Mina Dilis-Beersmans, Flemish actress/wife of John Dilis (Poppenhuis)
  • 1867 Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian chemist
  • 1870 Joe Darling, cricketer (Australian lefty batsman at turn of century)
  • 1870 Stanley Jackson, cricketer (captain of England, governor of Bengal)
  • 1870 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (d. 1964)
  • 1871 Panayot Pipkov, composer
  • 1877 Louis Campbell-Tipton, composer
  • 1877 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, composer (d. 1933)
  • 1878 Gustav Radbruch, German lawyer/minister of Justice
  • 1880 Franz Hessel, writer
  • 1886 Harold Nicolson, English diplomat/author (Good Behaviour)
  • 1894 Corinne Griffith, Texarkana TX, actress (3 Hours, Lilies of Field)
  • 1897 Mollie Steimer anarchist agitator (d. 1980)
  • 1898 René Magritte, Belgian surrealistic painter (This is Not a Pipe)
  • 1900 Alice Calhoun, Silent film actress (Flowing Gold), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1900 Jobyna Ralston, South Pittsburgh TN, actress (For Heaven's Sake)
  • 1902 Michail A Suslov, Russian party ideologist [OS=Nov 8]
  • 1902 Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (d. 1985)
  • 1904 Coleman Hawkins, virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz
  • 1905 David Moule-Evans, composer
  • 1907 Charles Korvin, Czechoslovakia, actor (Berlin Express, Ship of Fools)
  • 1907 Jim Bishop, author (The Day Lincoln was Shot)
  • 1907 M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor
  • 1908 Elizabeth George Speare, American author (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Anne Bolt, photo-journalist/trade unionist
  • 1912 Eleanor Powell, actress/tap dancer (Bdwy Melody), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1913 Roy Boulting, British film director (d. 2001)
  • 1916 Cecilia P J "Cilly" Bach, Dutch/US/Spanish actress (In Pyama)
  • 1916 Esmond Kentish, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 2 Tests 1948 & 1954)
  • 1916 Sid Luckman, NFL QB (Chicago Bears)
  • 1917 Sem Presser, Dutch press photographer
  • 1919 Steve Brodie, El Dorado Kansas, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp)
  • 1920 Ralph Meeker, Minneapolis MN, actor (Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker)

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1920 Stan Musial, Donora Pennsylvania, MLB outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1921 Geza Anda, Hungarian/Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok)
  • 1921 Vivian Blaine, Newark NJ, actress (Guys & Dolls, Skirts Ahoy)
  • 1922 Maria Casares, La Coruna Spain, French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice)
  • 1922 Abe Lemons, American basketball coach
  • 1924 Christopher Tolkien, British author
  • 1925 Johan "Poncke" Princen, KNIL-defector/civil rights in Jakarta
  • 1927 Joseph Campanella, actor (Dr Steffen-The Nurses, Lou-Mannix), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Georgia Frontiere, co-owner of the St. Louis Rams (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Marilyn French, US author (The Women's Room)
  • 1929 Laurier LaPierre, Canadian journalist, broadcaster and senator
  • 1931 Malcolm Williamson, composer
  • 1931 Revaz Dogonadze, Georgian scientist (d. 1985)
  • 1932 Jim Ringo, NFL center (Green Bay, Philadelphia)
  • 1932 Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, composer
  • 1933 Frank Brake, English multi-millionaire
  • 1933 Henry Hartsfield Jr, American astronaut (STS-4, STS 41-D, STS 61A), born in Birmingham Ala, (d. 2014)
  • 1933 Jean Shepard, Pauls Valley Oklahoma, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1933 Joseph Campanella, American actor
  • 1934 Laurence Luckinbill, Ft Smith Ark, actor (Delphi Bureau, Ike)
  • 1934 Peter Philpott, cricketer (NSW & Australian leg spinner 1965-66)
  • 1935 Fairuz, Lebanese singer
  • 1936 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropolos 1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1936 Victor Chang, Australian physician (d. 1986)
  • 1937 Marlo Thomas, [Mrs Phil Donahue], Detroit Mich (That Girl!, Jenny)
  • 1938 Robert Drivas, [Choromokos], actor (Our Private World), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939 Rick Lenz, Springfield Ill, actor (Hec Ramsey, Scandalous John)
  • 1939 Budd Dwyer, American politician (d. 1987)
  • 1940 Dr. John [Rebennack], American vocalist (I Was in Right Place), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1940 Javed Akhtar, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner took 0-52 in 1962 Test)
  • 1940 Natalia Makarova, Leningrad, ballerina (Kirov)/defected 1970
  • 1940 Richard Marcinko, American author
  • 1941 David Porter, US songwriter (Soul Man)
  • 1941 Juliet Mills, actress (Nanny & the Professor, QB VII), born in London, England
  • 1941 İdil Biret, Turkish pianist
  • 1942 Tweety Bird, cartoon character

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1982 Singer Joni Mitchell (39) weds bassist Larry Klein in Malibu, California

  • 1983 NY Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt

HeartWedding of Interest

1983 Actor Ed Harris (33) weds actress Amy Madigan (33)

Actor Ed Harris
Actor
Ed Harris

HeartWedding of Interest

1987 Actress Demi Moore weds actor Bruce Willis at The Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

Actress Demi Moore
Actress
Demi Moore
Actor Bruce Willis
Actor
Bruce Willis

HeartWedding of Interest

2013 Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (34) weds actor Brian Hallisay (34)


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 110

  • 496 Pope Gelasius I, Catholic Pope, of Berber extraction
  • 1361 Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (plague) (b. 1346)
  • 1481 Ikkyu Sojun, Zen head of Daitokuji temple, dies in Kyoto, Japan at 87
  • 1555 Georg Agricola, [Bauer], German mineralogist (zinc), dies at 61
  • 1566 Annibale Caro, Italian poet (b. 1507)
  • 1579 Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier
  • 1580 Willem Van Hoorn, baron of Heze, governor of Brussels, executed
  • 1610 Benedict van Canfield, [William Fish], English missionary, dies
  • 1652 Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (b. 1585)
  • 1695 Henry Purcell, English composer (Indian Queen), dies at 36
  • 1710 Barnardo Pasquini, composer, dies at 72
  • 1728 Fjodor M graaf Apraksin, Russian gen-admiral, dies at about 57
  • 1730 François de Troy, French portrait artist
  • 1775 John Hill, British writer
  • 1811 Heinrich W von Kleist, German playwright, dies at 34
  • 1813 William Russell, composer, dies at 36
  • 1817 Richard B Garnett, killed during Pickett's Charge, Brig Gen
  • 1844 Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (b. 1769)
  • 1863 Joseph Mayseder, composer, dies at 74
  • 1870 Karel J Erben, Czech poet (Ruiker), dies at 69
  • 1875 Friedrich A Lange, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism), dies at 67
  • 1881 Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (b. 1794)
  • 1882 Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist, dies at 35
  • 1899 Garret Augustus Hobart, 24th VP, dies
  • 1900 J J Ferris, cricketer (48 wickets for Aust in 8 Tests in 1880's), dies
  • 1907 Gaetano Braga, composer, dies at 78
  • 1907 Harry Boyle, round-arm cricket bowler (12 of Aust's early Tests), dies
  • 1916 Franz Jozef I, King of Austria/Hungary, dies
  • 1920 Caryl Florio, composer, dies at 77
  • 1920 William James Robjohn, composer, dies at 77
  • 1922 Ricardo Flores Magón, Mexican anarchist (b. 1874).
  • 1924 Florence Harding, American First Lady (b. 1860)
  • 1928 Hermann Sudermann, German author (Frau Sorge), dies
  • 1932 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies
  • 1938 Leopold Godowsky, pianist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1940 Geoffrey Legge, cricketer (WWII 196 Eng v NZ Auckland 1930), dies
  • 1941 Juanita Spellini, first women executed in Calif
  • 1941 Henrietta Vinton Davis American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator, public speaker (b. 1860)
  • 1941 George Morren, Flemish painter/sculptor, dies at 73

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1942 J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], South African Premier (1914-39), dies at 76

South African Premier J. B. M. Hertzog
South African Premier
J. B. M. Hertzog
  • 1945 Robert Benchley, US humorist (My 10 years in a quandary), dies at 56
  • 1952 Henriette Roland Holst-de Schalk, marxist author, dies at 82
  • 1952 William Green, union chairman (AFL 1924-52), dies at 79
  • 1953 Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1893)
  • 1954 Karol Rathaus, composer, dies at 59
  • 1954 Werner Elert, German Lutheran theologian, dies at 69
  • 1957 Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (b. 1873)
  • 1958 Mel Ott, NY Giant baseball star (1926-1947), dies at 49
  • 1959 Max Baer, US, heavyweight boxing champ (1934), dies at 49
  • 1959 Max Baer, American boxer (b. 1909)
  • 1963 Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (Perfil del Aire), dies at 61
  • 1963 Pierre Blanchar, actor (Man From Nowhere), dies at 71
  • 1963 Robert Stroud, American convict "Birdman of Alcatraz", dies at 73
  • 1967 Florence Reed, actress (Black Panther Club), dies after illness at 84
  • 1967 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (b. 1896)
  • 1969 Mutesa II of Buganda, President of Uganda (1924)
  • 1970 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1887)
  • 1970 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
  • 1973 Thomas Pelly, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 1974 Frank Martin, Swiss composer (In Terra Fax), dies at 84
  • 1975 G Gunnarsson, writer, dies at 86
  • 1976 Niles Welch, actor (Cornered), dies at 88
  • 1980 Jim Parks Sr, Kent cricket all-rounder (only Test for England), dies
  • 1981 Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 75
  • 1982 Lee Patrick, actress (Henrietta-Topper, Maltese Falcon), dies at 75
  • 1982 John Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate (b. 1894)
  • 1985 Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1958-60), dies
  • 1986 Jerry Colonna, actor (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 82
  • 1986 Marcelino Sanchez, American actor (b. 1957)
  • 1986 Dar Robinson, American film stuntman (b. 1947)
  • 1987 James E Folsom, (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59), dies at 79
  • 1988 Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1990 Dean Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1954)
  • 1991 Daniel Mann, US director (Rose tattoo), dies of heart failure at 79
  • 1991 David "Sonny" Werblin, AFL owner (NY Jets), dies at 81
  • 1991 Prior Jones, West Indian cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1948-52), dies
  • 1991 Sonny Werblin, NY sports impresario, dies at 81
  • 1992 Kaysone Phomvihane, PM of Laos (1975-91), dies
  • 1992 Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist, dies
  • 1993 Christopher Frank, director/actor (Annee Des Meduses), dies at 50
  • 1993 Emile Ardolino, director (Sister Act), dies of AIDS at 50
  • 1993 Jim McLaughlin, Buffalo radio newsman (WKBW), dies at 59
  • 1994 Manfred Longer, Austrian/Dutch gay disco owner, dies at 42
  • 1995 Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer, dies at 81
  • 1995 George Ivan Smith, diplomat, dies at 80
  • 1995 Peter Grant, rock band manager, dies at 60
  • 1995 Smilin' Jim Eames, singer/songwriter, dies at 71
  • 1995 Noel Jones, British diplomat (b. 1940)
  • 1996 Bernard William George Rose, organist, dies at 80
  • 1996 Edward George Edwards, chenist, dies at 82
  • 1996 Virginia Downing, actress (Gig, Butterfield 8), dies at 92
  • 1997 Ismail Fahmi, external minister of Egypt in (1973-77), dies
  • 1999 Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)
  • 2001 Salahuddin of Malaysia, King of Malaysia (b. 1926)
  • 2002 Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
  • 2005 Alfred Anderson, last Scottish World War I (and Christmas Truce) veteran (b. 1896)
  • 2005 Hugh Sidey, American journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister (assassinated) (b. 1972)
  • 2006 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, dies at 91
  • 2007 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (b. 1921)