On This Day for 23rd November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 193


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800 Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne
Holy Roman Emperor
Charlemagne
  • 1165 Pope Alexander III returns from exile to Rome
  • 1227 Polish Prince Leszek I the White is assassinated at an assembly of Piast dukes at Gąsawa.
  • 1248 Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile after the city capitulates
  • 1334 St Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast
  • 1499 Flemish pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from Tower of London. Invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV

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1556 King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1577 Water Geuzen under capt Slope enter Amsterdam
  • 1584 English parliament expels Jesuits

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1644 Areopagitica, a pamphlet by John Milton, decrying censorship, is published.

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1654 French mathematician, scientist, and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intense, mystical vision that marks him for life.

Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher Blaise Pascal
Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher
Blaise Pascal
  • 1700 Cardinal Francesco Albani elected Pope Clemens XI
  • 1705 Nicholas Rowe's "Ulysses" premieres in London
  • 1744 English premier John Carteret resigns
  • 1765 People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax
  • 1783 Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)
  • 1832 French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium
  • 1834 Hector Berlioz's "Harold in Italy" premieres
  • 1835 Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine (Troy NY)
  • 1844 Independence of the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark.
  • 1848 Female Medical Educational Society forms in Boston
  • 1852 Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30' (9m)
  • 1863 Battle of Chattanooga & Orchard Knob, TN begins
  • 1863 Patent granted for a process of making color photographs
  • 1864 -25] Battle at Ball's Ferry Georgia (30 casualties)
  • 1867 The Manchester Martyrs are hung at Salford Gaol, Manchester England for shotting a police officer
  • 1868 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process
  • 1869 In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched - one of the last clippers ever to be built, and the only one still surviving to this day.
  • 1871 Railway bridge over Dutch Deep opens
  • 1876 Columbia, Harvard & Princeton form Intercollegiate Football Association
  • 1885 Amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united
  • 1887 Notre Dame loses its 1st football game 8-0 to Michigan
  • 1887 Opera "Trumpeter of Säckingen" 1st American production (NYC)
  • 1889 Debut of 1st jukebox (Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco)
  • 1890 King William III of the Netherlands dies (b. 1817) without a male heir and a special law passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to inherit.
  • 1890 General elections in Italy.
  • 1892 Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed
  • 1892 P de Coubertin launches plan for Modern Olympic Games
  • 1895 4th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 48-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • 1897 Andrew J Beard invents "jerry coupler" to connect railroad cars
  • 1897 Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love
  • 1899 Battle at Belmont, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers
  • 1903 Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in "Rigoletto"
  • 1903 Colorado Governor James Peabody sends the state militia into the town of Cripple Creek to break up a miners' strike.
  • 1904 3rd Olympic games close in St Louis
  • 1905 Henry Watson Furness, an Indiana physican, named minister of Haiti
  • 1906 Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy
  • 1909 7.17" (18.2 cm) of rainfall, Rattlesnake Creek, Idaho (state rec)
  • 1909 Wright Brothers forms million dollar corp to manufacture airplanes
  • 1911 Post Hospital at Presidio, SF renamed Letterman General Hospital
  • 1912 Hamilton Alerts suspended by ORFU for refusing to field a full team in a replay of a protested game
  • 1913 Jim Larkin and James Connolly establish the Irish Citizens Army in order to protect strikers
  • 1914 The US Army retreats from Mexico.
  • 1915 On the Tigris River in Mesopotamia, the Battle of Ctesiphon between Allied and Turkish forces enters its second day
  • 1921 Pres Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes
  • 1923 German army commander Gen Von Seeckt bans NSDAP & KPD
  • 1923 Germany's Stresemann government falls to SPD
  • 1926 Noel Coward's "This Was a Man" premieres in NYC
  • 1930 NY Giant Hap Moran runs 91 yards for a TD from a scrimmage
  • 1931 Nationally Crisis Committee forms in Hague
  • 1934 An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, which lay well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
  • 1936 1st issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce is published
  • 1937 Clifford Odets' "Golden Boy" premieres in NYC
  • 1937 Emile Janson becomes Belgian premier

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1937 John Steinbeck's "Of Mice & Men" premieres in NYC

  • 1939 Nazi Gov of Poland Hans Frank requires Jews to wear a blue star
  • 1940 1st edition of illegal "The Truth" publishes
  • 1940 Romania signs Driemogendheden pact
  • 1940 SD arrested resistance fighter Bernard Iron wire
  • 1941 German troops conquer Klin, at NW of Moscow
  • 1942 3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders
  • 1942 Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized

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1942 Col-gen Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1942 German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad
  • 1942 Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia
  • 1942 Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat is torpedoed
  • 1942 Russian 21st Army recaptures Kalatsj at Don
  • 1942 Steward Poon Lim begins floating in a raft 133 days
  • 1943 1st printing of illegal "Warheid"
  • 1943 British Forces Broadcasting Service begins operation
  • 1943 US forces take control of Tarawa, Gilbert Island & Makin from Japanese
  • 1943 Phils owner William D Cox is permanently banned from baseball for having bet on his own team
  • 1944 US 7th army under Gen Patch conquers Straatsburg
  • 1945 Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends
  • 1946 "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • 1946 34th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 28-6
  • 1946 French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000
  • 1946 The Workers Party of South Korea is founded.
  • 1947 French government of Schumann forms

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1947 Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • 1948 Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects
  • 1950 Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony" premieres
  • 1953 KVFD (now KTIN) TV channel 21 in Ft Dodge, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 WJBF TV channel 6 in Augusta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.
  • 1955 British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia
  • 1959 "Fiorello!" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 796 performances
  • 1960 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1960 Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St
  • 1960 Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 239

  • 912 Otto I, the Great, German king, Holy Roman emperor (962-73)
  • 1221 Alfonso X (the Wise), king of Castile & Leon (1252-84)
  • 1402 Jean de Dunois, French soldier (d. 1468)
  • 1417 William FitzAlan, 16th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1487)
  • 1553 Prospero Alpini, Italy, botanist/physician (De Medocoma Aegyptorum)
  • 1616 John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (product of Wallis)
  • 1632 Jean Mabillon, French palaeographer and diplomat (d. 1707)
  • 1641 Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch statesman (d. 1720)
  • 1669 Johann K Amman, Swiss/Dutch deaf-mute teacher (Surdus Loquens)
  • 1690 Ernst J earl van Biron, Russian duke of Koerland/regent of Ivan VI
  • 1705 Thomas Birch, English historian (d. 1766)
  • 1715 Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer (d. 1799)
  • 1719 Spranger Barry, Irish actor (d. 1777)
  • 1748 Etienne Joseph Floquet, composer
  • 1749 Edward Rutledge, (Gov-SC)/attorney/signer (Decl of Independence)
  • 1760 Gracchus Babeuf, French utopian socialist (Tribun du Peuple)
  • 1765 Thomas Attwood, composer
  • 1785 Joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch general of the Jesuits (1829-53)
  • 1794 Joan F Van Oordt, vicar (Groninger direction)
  • 1797 Gabor Matray, composer
  • 1800 Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/author (Povesti)

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1804 Franklin Pierce, Hillsboro NH, (D) 14th Pres (1853-1857)

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce
  • 1809 Horatio Phillips Van Cleve, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1815 William Dennison, postmaster/general (Union), (d. 1882)
  • 1819 Benjamin Mayberry Prentiss, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1901)
  • 1819 Josiah Dwight Whitney, Northampton Massachusetts, American Geologist who led the California Geological Survey (Mount Whitney and Whitney Glacier are named for him)
  • 1820 John Willis Ellis, Governor (Confederacy) (d. 1861)
  • 1820 Isaac Todhunter, British mathematician (d. 1884)
  • 1821 Charles Meryon, British/French etcher
  • 1826 Agustin Bethencourt, Venezuela publisher on Curacao
  • 1830 Kaspar CE Ritter von Zumbusch, German/Austria sculptor

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1837 Johannes van der Waals, Leiden, Netherlands, physicist (Nobel 1910, Liquid & Gas States), (d. 1923)

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Johannes van der Waals
  • 1842 James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (1st England Test captain)
  • 1843 Josef Sucher, composer
  • 1858 Frank Hearne, cricketer (bro of George & Alec, Eng & S Afr)

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1859 Billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], frontier outlaw, born in NYC, New York (d. 1881)

Frontier Outlaw Billy the Kid
Frontier Outlaw
Billy the Kid
  • 1860 Karl Branting, Sweden, statesman/diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)
  • 1861 Konstantin Korovin, Russian painter (d. 1939)
  • 1862 Alberto Williams, Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Etrerno Reposo)
  • 1862 Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism)
  • 1864 Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (d. 1936)
  • 1869 Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer (d. 1942)
  • 1875 Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian literary critic and politician (d. 1933)
  • 1876 Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (d. 1946)
  • 1878 Andre Caplet, composer
  • 1878 Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations (WW II)
  • 1878 Holcombe Ward, tennis champ (US Open-1904)
  • 1879 Andre Caplet, French composer/conductor (Conte Fantastic)
  • 1882 Johan C T Kikkert, Dutch painter/etcher/critic
  • 1883 Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Along the water front)
  • 1883 Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexico, painter (Epic of Culture in New World)
  • 1887 Boris Karloff, [William H Pratt], Dulwich England, actor (Frankenstein)
  • 1887 Paul Malengreau, composer
  • 1887 Eduardo Corrochio, Spanish-born dancer (d. 1943)
  • 1887 Henry Moseley, English physicist (d. 1915)
  • 1888 Harpo Marx, [Adolph] actor/comedian (Marx brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1888 Nana Bryant, Cincinnati OH, actress (Ladies of the Chorus)
  • 1889 Harry Sunderland, Australian rugby league identity (d. 1964)
  • 1890 El Lissitzky, Russian artist and architect (d. 1941)
  • 1892 Erté, French artist (d. 1990)
  • 1893 Jimmy Blanckenberg, cricket pace bowler (took 60 wickets for South Africa)
  • 1894 Ture Persson, Sweden, sprinter (Olympic-silver-1912)
  • 1896 Joris Vriamont, Flemish author/music publisher
  • 1896 Klement Gottwald, premier/president of Czechoslovakia (1946-53)
  • 1896 Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer/actress (Roman scandals)
  • 1897 Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • 1897 Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (d. 1948)
  • 1899 Norman Hunter, writer
  • 1902 Aaron Bank, American OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (d. 2004)
  • 1906 Mervyn Roberts, composer
  • 1907 Lars Leksell, Swedish physician (d. 1986)
  • 1908 Leendert P J Braat, Dutch sculptor/screenwriter
  • 1908 Nelson S. Bond, American science fiction writer (d. 2006)
  • 1909 Nigel Tranter, author/historian (River Realm, Robert the Bruce)
  • 1910 Hal Schumacher, baseball player
  • 1911 Peter Saunders, English theater producer (Legend of the Werewolf)
  • 1912 Det Glynn, teacher/anti-apartheid activist
  • 1912 George O'Hanlon, American actor (d. 1989)
  • 1914 [Arthur] Wilson "Bob" Tucker, US, sci-fi author (Time Masters)
  • 1914 Roger Avon, Durham actor (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Ellen Drew, [Terry Ray], Kansas City Mo, actress (Isle of Dead)
  • 1915 John Dehner, [Forkum], actor (Big Hawaii, Bare Essence), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1915 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, politician
  • 1916 Michael Gough, Kuala Lumpur, British Malaya, English actor (Search for the Nile)
  • 1917 George O'Hanlon, American actor (Calvin-Life of Riley, George Jetson), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917 Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer
  • 1919 Claudio Santoro, composer
  • 1919 Peter Strawson, English philosopher
  • 1920 Chalmers P Wylie, (Rep-R-OH, 1967- )
  • 1920 Herman Nieland, Dutch organist/pianist/composer (Te Deum Laudamus)
  • 1920 Paul Celan, [Antschell], German/Romanian poet (Collected Prose)
  • 1920 Wayne Thiebaud, American painter
  • 1921 Hein J Roethof, lawyer/Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1921 Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (d. 1960)
  • 1922 Manuel Fraga Iribarne, president of Spanish Galicia
  • 1923 Angelo John Novarese, record company founder
  • 1923 Guy Molinari, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )
  • 1923 Nadia Gray, actress (Naked Runner, Maniac, Candide)
  • 1923 R. L. Burnside, American musician (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Daniel Brewster, American democrat (d. 2007)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1940 RAF pilot Guy Gibson (22) weds show dancer and actress Eve Moore in Penarth’s Anglican Church

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson

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1940 Film director David Lean (32) weds actress Kay Walsh (29)

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean

HeartWedding of Interest

1955 Physicist William Shockley (45) weds psychiatric nurse Emmy Lanning

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
  • 1963 "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (39) weds Lena Horne's daughter Gail Jones

HeartWedding of Interest

1983 "Ordinary People" actress Mary Tyler Moore (46) weds Dr. Robert Levine at the Pierre Hotel in New York City

  • 1990 Model Cheryl Tiegs marries actor Tony Peck
  • 1996 Actor and comedian Chris Rock (31) weds founder and executive director of StyleWorks Malaak Compton
  • 2004 "Penn and Teller" magician Penn Jillette (49) weds TV producer Emily Zolten at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2007 Actress and model Jaime King (28) weds director Kyle Newman (31) at Greystone Park and Manor in Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 129

  • 615 Columbanus, Irish monastery founder/poet/saint (Poenitentiale), dies
  • 947 Berthold, Duke of Bavaria
  • 955 Edred, King of England (b. c. 923)
  • 1249 Ajjoeb, sultan of Egypt, dies
  • 1407 Louis, duke of Orleans, murdered
  • 1457 Ladislaus V Posthumus, king of Hungary/Bohemia, dies at 17
  • 1503 Bona of Savoy, Italian noblewoman (b. 1449)
  • 1503 Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1446)
  • 1558 Charles, earl of Lalaing/land guardian of the Neth, dies at 52
  • 1572 Agnolo di Cosimo, Italian artist and poet (b. 1503)
  • 1585 Thomas Tallis, composer, dies
  • 1613 Charles Philip of Croij, marquis of Havre/earl of Fontenoy, dies at 64
  • 1616 Richard Hakluyt, English writer (b. 1552)
  • 1682 Claude Lorrain, French painter (b. 1604)
  • 1709 Hans Willem baron Bentinck, Dutch/English earl of Portland, dies at 60
  • 1752 Conrad Michael Schneider, composer, dies at 79
  • 1763 Friedrich Graf von Seckendorf, German soldier (b. 1673)
  • 1769 Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (b. 1711)
  • 1783 Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (b. 1714)
  • 1787 Anton Schweitzer, composer, dies at 52
  • 1803 Roger Newdigate, British politician (b. 1719)
  • 1804 Richard Graves, British writer (b. 1715)
  • 1807 Jean-François Rewbell, French politician (b. 1747)
  • 1814 Elbridge Gerry, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 70
  • 1848 Alfred Julius Becher, composer, dies at 45
  • 1853 Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, composer, dies at 67
  • 1853 [Johann Christian] Friedrich Schneider, German composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • 1865 Josef Leopold Zvonar, composer, dies at 41
  • 1865 René E de Russy, West Indian/US brig-general, dies at about 75
  • 1872 Ten Bears (Parra-Wa-Samen), US poet/Comanche chief, dies
  • 1890 Willem III, King of Netherland (1849-1890), dies at 73
  • 1902 Walter Reed, US bacteriologist (Yellow Fever), dies
  • 1910 Hawley H Crippen, doctor/murderer, executed
  • 1911 Bernard Tancred, cricketer (87 runs in 1888-89 South Africa v England), dies
  • 1914 Elbrige Gerry, VP (of Gerrymander fame), dies at 70
  • 1916 Eduard Napravnik, composer, dies at 77
  • 1916 Leonard Moon, cricketer (WW I 4 Tests for England 1905-06), dies
  • 1920 Mohammed ibn Addoellah, Somalian resistances leader "Mad Molla", dies
  • 1923 Urmuz, Romanian writer (b. 1883)
  • 1926 Frederic Ayers, composer, dies at 50
  • 1927 S Przybyszewski, writer, dies
  • 1931 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist, dies
  • 1932 Percy Pitt, composer, dies at 63
  • 1934 Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)
  • 1937 Louis Victor Saar, composer, dies at 68
  • 1937 Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
  • 1937 George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (b. 1858)
  • 1938 August TC Kiehl, actor (Hope of Blessing), dies at 84
  • 1940 Catherina van Rennes, composer, dies at 82
  • 1943 Ernest Jones, cricketer ("Jonah" Gave WG's beard a close shave), dies
  • 1946 Fawzi Husseini, Arabic High Director for Palestine, murdered
  • 1948 Stanner E V Taylor, US director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), dies at 71
  • 1948 Uzeir Abdul Huseyn Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 63
  • 1948 Hack Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1900)
  • 1949 Gustav Radbruch, German Min of Justice, dies
  • 1952 Aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet, dies at 59
  • 1952 Albert van Raalte, conductor (Radio Philharmonic Orch), dies at 62
  • 1956 Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61
  • 1962 Gloria Gordon, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 81
  • 1962 Herman J Friedericy, Dutch author (Last General), dies at 62
  • 1965 Franc Debenham, Australian geographer/geologer, dies at 81
  • 1966 Seán T. O'Kelly, President of Ireland (b. 1882)
  • 1967 Freddie Martin, cricket WI batsman, (9 Tests 486 runs 1 century), dies
  • 1970 Yusuf Bin Ishak, president of Singapore 1965-70, dies at about 60
  • 1971 Lisle Nagel, Australian cricket opening bowler (1932), dies
  • 1972 Marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56
  • 1973 Claire Dodd, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy), dies after illness at 64
  • 1973 Constance Talmadge, US comedienne (Her Primitive Lover), dies at 75
  • 1973 Paul Newlan, actor (Capt Grey-M Squad), dies
  • 1973 Robert Ellis, actor (Curse of King Tut's Tomb), dies at 40
  • 1973 Sessue Hayakawa, actor (Tokyo Joe), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 83
  • 1974 Cornelius Ryan, war reporter/historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54
  • 1974 Pall Isolfsson, composer, dies at 81

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1976 Andre Malraux, [Berger], author (Conquerors)/min of Culture, dies at 75

Novelist André Malraux
Novelist
André Malraux
  • 1979 Merle Oberon, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), dies at 68
  • 1979 Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 1980 Herby Wade, cricketer (South African capt 10 Tests 1935-36), dies
  • 1980 Thien-an Thich, Zen teacher/Vietnamese Rinzai line, dies in LA at 54
  • 1982 "Reverend" Grady Nutt, actor (Hee Haw), dies at 47
  • 1983 Juhan Muks, Estonian artist (b. 1899)
  • 1990 Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37
  • 1990 Nguyen Van Tam, PM of Vietnam (1952-53), dies
  • 1990 Renate Rubinstein, author/columnist (Tamar), dies

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1990 Roald Dahl, British short story author (Sweet Mystery of Life), dies at 74

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
  • 1991 Ken Uehara, actor (Honolulu-Tokyo), dies of heart failure at 82
  • 1991 Klaus Kinski, actor (Android, Little Drummer Girl), dies at 65
  • 1992 Ray Acuff, country singer (Wahbash Cannonball), dies
  • 1992 Rita Corday, actress (Dick Tracy vs Cueball), dies at 68
  • 1992 Thelma Orloff, entertainer, dies of kidney failure at 76
  • 1993 Gerarda "Meik" Rueter, sculptor, dies at 89
  • 1993 Tatiana Nikolajeva, Russian pianist (Bach), dies at 69
  • 1994 Eldero L D Williams, tenor saxophonist, dies at 70
  • 1994 Erick Frederick Hawkins, US dancer/wed to Martha Graham, dies at 85
  • 1994 Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (Boyce & Hart, Monkees), commits suicide at 55
  • 1994 William Donald Campbell, diarist/Ornithologist, dies at 89
  • 1994 Art Barr, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 1995 Frank Hammond, tennis umpire, dies of ALS at 66
  • 1995 Junior Walker, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 64
  • 1995 Louis Malle, film director (Pretty Baby), dies at 63
  • 1995 Jr. Walker, American musician (b. 1931)