On This Day for 24th November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 171

  • 380 Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.
  • 496 Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope
  • 642 Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1105 Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes Talmudic dictionary
  • 1434 River Thames in London freezes over
  • 1542 Battle of Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James V
  • 1587 Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins
  • 1601 Earl Mauritius ceases siege of De Bosch due to strict monarchy
  • 1628 John Ford's "Lover's Melancholy" premieres in London
  • 1639 1st observation of transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree - helped establish size of the Solar System
  • 1642 Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
  • 1643 Battle of Tuttlingen: Beiers army under Gen Mercy beats France

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1655 English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell bans Anglicans

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1688 General strategist John Churchill meets William III
  • 1703 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Philadelphia
  • 1715 London's Thames River freezes over
  • 1759 Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
  • 1800 Weber's opera "Das Waldmadchen" premieres in Freiburg

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1800 Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland depart Caracas for Cuba where they met fellow botanist John Fraser

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • 1832 South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification
  • 1835 Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Provisional Government

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1859 Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1861 Luik-Visé-Maastricht railway opens
  • 1862 M Levy publishes Gustave Flaubert's "Salammbo"
  • 1863 Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee
  • 1869 American Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)
  • 1871 National Rifle Association organized (NYC)
  • 1874 Joseph F Glidden patents barbed wire
  • 1880 Southern University forms
  • 1887 Victorien Sardou's "La Tosca" premieres in Paris
  • 1896 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont
  • 1897 Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union forms in Kingston
  • 1898 The International Conference of Rome for the Social Defense Against Anarchists opens.
  • 1903 Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter
  • 1903 George Ade's "County Chairman" premieres in NYC
  • 1905 Moshav Hertzlia forms in Israel
  • 1912 Conflict in the Balkans grows into an acute international crisis with major powers supporting either Austria or Serbia

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1914 Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1914 Dutch Overseas Trustmaatschappij (NOT) forms
  • 1915 Serbian leader flees to Albania
  • 1916 Mexican and US representatives sign a protocol at Atlantic City, under which Pershing's troops will withdraw and each nation's army will guard the border. President Carranza of Mexico will refuse to accept it
  • 1917 Nine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building.
  • 1918 Béla Can forms Hungarian Communist Party
  • 1922 Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"
  • 1923 Radio Belgium's 1st transmission
  • 1924 1st Dutch airplane (Fokker's F-7) reaches Batavia (Java)
  • 1924 General Feng Yu-Hsiang, a warlord from the north of China, turns on his allies and seizes Peking
  • 1925 1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)
  • 1925 Eugene O'Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St NYC
  • 1926 KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
  • 1930 Ruth Nichols sets women's transcontinental air flight record (Mineola, NY to California), in a Lockheed-Vega
  • 1932 In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
  • 1934 CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia beats Regina, 20-12 at Toronto
  • 1934 SN Behrman's "Rain from Heaven" premieres in NYC
  • 1935 King George II returns to Greece after 12 years
  • 1935 The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
  • 1936 Noel Coward's "Tonight at 8:30" premieres in NYC
  • 1936 Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1938 Clifford Odets' "Rocket to the Moon" premieres in NYC
  • 1938 National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball
  • 1941 "Life Certificates" issued to some Jews of Vilna, the rest are exterminated
  • 1941 Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
  • 1941 US troops land on Suriname to protect bauxite mine
  • 1942 Fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk
  • 1942 French collaborator Marquis de Brinon establishes "African Falanx"
  • 1944 US bombers based on Saipan begin 1st attack on Tokyo

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1947 John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published

  • 1947 The US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists
  • 1948 WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 British steel & iron industry nationalised
  • 1949 Syracuse Nationals beat Anderson Packers, 125-123 in 5 OTs
  • 1950 "Guys & Dolls" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1200 performances
  • 1950 UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
  • 1950 US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea
  • 1951 "17" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances
  • 1951 "Music in the Air" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 1951 39th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 21-14
  • 1951 British auto manufacturers Austin and Morris Motors merge
  • 1953 Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954
  • 1954 Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened
  • 1954 France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
  • 1955 1st test flight of Fokker's F-27 Friendship
  • 1956 "Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances
  • 1956 44th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 50-27

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1957 Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • 1958 Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community

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1960 Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1962 Last of Dutch military leave New Guinea
  • 1964 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)
  • 1964 Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP
  • 1964 For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washngton DC permitted to vote
  • 1964 Rebellion ends in Zaire

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1965 Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • 1966 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)
  • 1966 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog
  • 1966 The Beatles began recording sessions for "Sergeant Pepper"
  • 1966 A Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • 1966 New York City experiences the smoggiest day in the city's history.

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1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1969 Apollo 12 returns to Earth

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 244

  • 1273 Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (d. 1284)
  • 1394 Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (d. 1465)
  • 1420 John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (d. 1473)
  • 1583 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)
  • 1615 Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1690)
  • 1630 Etienne Baluze, French scholar (d. 1718)
  • 1632 Baruch "Benedict" de Spinoza, Amsterdam, rationalist philosopher
  • 1642 Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, earl of Tourville/knight/admiral/marshal
  • 1655 Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97)
  • 1690 Charles Theodore Pachelbel, composer
  • 1712 Willem Bachiene, theologist/geographer/astronomer (Ecclesiastical)

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1713 Junipero Serra, Spanish missionary priest, founded 1st missions in California, born in Petra, Majorca

Missionary Junípero Serra
Missionary
Junípero Serra
  • 1713 Laurence Sterne, Ireland, novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)
  • 1724 Maria Amalia of Saxony, queen of Spain (d. 1760)
  • 1729 Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (d. 1800)
  • 1740 John Bacon, English sculptor
  • 1745 Maria Louisa of Spain, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1792)
  • 1747 Felice Alessandri, composer
  • 1766 J J Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect/archaeologist
  • 1768 Jean-Engelbert Pauwels, composer
  • 1774 Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (d. 1857)

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1784 Zachary Taylor, Barboursville Virginia, 12th President (Mar 5, 1849-July 9, 1850)

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • 1795 Josif Josifovich Genishta, composer
  • 1801 Ludwig Bechstein, German poet (d. 1860)
  • 1806 Omar Pasha, [Michael Lats], Croatian governor/viceroy of Bosnia/Iraq
  • 1806 William Webb Ellis, credited with the invention of Rugby (d. 1872)
  • 1811 Ditler G Monrad, Danish theologist/bishop/premier (1863- )
  • 1811 Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1890)
  • 1815 James Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • 1815 Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)
  • 1817 Juan de la Cruz Moreno Maisonave, Guatemala
  • 1824 Karel M M Verlat, Flemish painter/graphic artist
  • 1826 Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author (Pinocchio)
  • 1829 William Passmore Carlin, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1903)
  • 1833 Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (d. 1891)
  • 1848 Lilli Lehmann, opera singer
  • 1849 Frances Hodgson Burnett, Manchester UK, playwright and children's author ("The Secret Garden")
  • 1853 Bat Masterson, American gunfighter (d. 1921)
  • 1859 Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934)
  • 1864 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, France, painter (At the Moulin Rouge)

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1868 Scott Joplin, Texas, US ragtime entertainer and composer (The Entertainer)

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • 1869 António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • 1873 L Martov, [Yuly O Tsederbaum], Russian revolutionary
  • 1874 Charles William Miller, Brazilian footballer (d. 1953)
  • 1876 Walter Griffin, US architect, city planner; designed Canberra, Aust
  • 1877 Alben W Barkley, Graves County Ky, (35th Vice Pres-D-1949-53)
  • 1877 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian CID Commissioner of Police (d. 1941)
  • 1878 Mark N Tod, English classicist/historian
  • 1881 Al Christie, Canadian-born film director and producer (d. 1951)
  • 1884 Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School)
  • 1884 Itzhak Ben-Zvi, President of Israel (d. 1963)
  • 1886 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish artist (L'art et Son Avenir)
  • 1886 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)
  • 1887 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (d. 1973)
  • 1888 Cathleen Nesbitt, Belfast Ireland, actress (Agatha-Farmer's Daughter)
  • 1888 Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)
  • 1888 Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Cologne Germany, actor (Metropolis, Spies)
  • 1888 Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)
  • 1889 Albert J Sylvester, England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977)
  • 1889 Cissy van Marxfield, [Setske Beek-de Haan], Dutch author
  • 1892 Isidor Achron, composer
  • 1893 Fern Andra, Watseka IL, actress (Eyes of the World)
  • 1893 Charles F. Hurley, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
  • 1894 Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great opening batsman for Engl)

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1896 Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Sicily, NYC Mafia gangster, (d. 1962)

  • 1899 Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, composer
  • 1899 Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Cornelius Kee, composer
  • 1900 Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, filmmaker/teacher
  • 1901 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker
  • 1902 Fernand Braudel, French historian
  • 1905 Irene Wicker, singer/actress (Singing Lady)
  • 1906 Andreina Pagnani, Rome Italy, actress (Il Commandante)
  • 1906 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)
  • 1908 Harry Kemelman, US detective author (rabbi-omnibus)
  • 1908 Libertad Lamaraque, Agentina, actress (Madreselva, Puerta Cerrada)
  • 1908 Ray Carter, orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1909 Hans Melchior Brugk, composer
  • 1909 Hotze de Roos, Dutch youth book author (Chameleon)
  • 1910 Lennox Brown, cricketer (S Afr leg-spinner on 1931-32 Aust/NZ tour)
  • 1911 Kirby Grant, Butte Mont, actor (Sky King)
  • 1911 Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter
  • 1911 Joe Medwick, baseball player (d. 1975)
  • 1912 Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher (Johnson murderer!)
  • 1912 Garson Kanin, playwright/producer (Double Life), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1912 Geraldine Fitzgerald, actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1912 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger
  • 1913 Gisela Mauermeyer, Germany, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1913 Howard Duff, Bremerton Washington, actor (Flamingo Road, Knots Landing)
  • 1914 Elise Hoomans, Dutch director/actress (Jane Eyre)
  • 1916 Forrest J Ackerman, invented the term "sci-fi"
  • 1917 Richard Bilderback Hervig, composer
  • 1917 Rita Corita, [Hendrika Sturm], Dutch singer
  • 1918 Roley Jenkins, cricketer (English leg-spinner 1948-52)
  • 1918 Tom "Stubby" Fouts, Carroll County Ind, actor (Polka-go-round)
  • 1918 William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician
  • 1919 John Silverlight, journalist
  • 1919 David Kossoff, British actor (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Anthony Griffin, sailor
  • 1920 Joseph Olutola Olu Odutola Oguntala, soho club owner

Famous Weddings

  • 1190 Isabella of Jerusalem marries Conrad of Montferrat at Acre, making him de jure King.

HeartWedding of Interest

1979 Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (57) weds photographer Jill Krementz (39)

  • 1980 Ronald Reagan Jr marries Doria Palmieri

HeartWedding of Interest

1984 MLB pitcher Roger Clemens (22) weds Debra Lynn Godfrey

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 2000 Actor, screenwriter and director Jon Favreau (34) weds physician Joya Tillem (30) in Sonoma, California
  • 2001 "Angel" actor David Boreanaz (32) weds actress Jaime Bergman (26) at Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs, California
  • 2007 "Superman Returns" actor Brandon Routh (28) weds actress Courtney Ford (29) at the beautiful El Capitan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1976 Singer-songwriter Donna Summer (27) divorces actor Helmuth Sommer after 5 years of marriage

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 114

  • 654 Emperor Kōtoku of Japan (b. 596)
  • 1115 Mathilde, markgravin of Toscane, dies
  • 1192 Albert I van Leuven/Luik, Belgian bishop of Luik/saint, dies at 27
  • 1468 Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)
  • 1531 Johannes Oecolampadius, German religious reformer (b. 1482)
  • 1541 Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (b. 1489)
  • 1555 French Vervoort, Flemish mystic (Bruylocht Cleedt), dies at about 65
  • 1571 Jan Blahoslav, Czech bishop, dies at 48
  • 1572 John Knox, Scottish preacher, dies at about 67
  • 1583 René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (b. 1506)
  • 1615 Sethus Calvisius, composer, dies at 59
  • 1650 Manuel Cardoso, composer, dies at 83
  • 1674 Franciscus van Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker, executed at 72
  • 1722 Johann Adam Reincken, German organist/composer, dies at 99
  • 1741 Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (b. 1688)
  • 1770 Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)
  • 1775 Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (b. 1703)
  • 1781 James Caldwell, American revolutionary (b. 1734)
  • 1793 Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French statesman (b. 1723)
  • 1801 Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)

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1807 Joseph Brant [Thayendanegea], Mohawk leader, dies at 64

Mohawk Military Leader Joseph Brant
Mohawk Military Leader
Joseph Brant
  • 1822 Karl Jacob Wagner, composer, dies at 50
  • 1827 Harman W Muntinghe, lawyer/colonial director, dies at 54
  • 1838 Karl Ludwig Hellwig, composer, dies at 65
  • 1840 Cornelis RT Krayenhoff, fortress architect/cartographer, dies at 82
  • 1842 Pehr Frigel, composer, dies at 92
  • 1848 William Lamb 2nd viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834..41), dies at 69
  • 1863 Claudius Charles Wilson, Confederate brig-gen during American Civil War, dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia
  • 1870 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (b. 1846)
  • 1880 Hanri Reber, composer, dies at 73
  • 1885 Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27
  • 1890 August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born financier (b. 1816)
  • 1899 Abdullah ibn Mohammed al-Ta'a'ishi, mahdi of Sudan (1883-99), dies
  • 1903 Charles Dupee Blake, composer, dies at 56
  • 1914 Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/Flemish People Party, dies
  • 1916 John Francis Barnett, composer, dies at 79
  • 1916 Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, American-born gunsmith (b. 1840)
  • 1923 Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 39
  • 1929 Georges Clemenceau, French journalist/premier (1917-20), dies at 88
  • 1943 Martin Raschke, German author/war correspondent, dies at 38
  • 1943 Reina Prince Geerligs, [Leentjes Vandendriesch], anti-fascist, dies
  • 1943 Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)
  • 1944 EMHCH Houtappel, resistance fighter: in Neuengamme, dies
  • 1944 Vaclav Stepan, composer, dies at 54
  • 1946 Alfonso Broqua, composer, dies at 70
  • 1948 Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer, dies at 64
  • 1953 George Alexander Russell, composer, dies at 73
  • 1953 Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist, dies at 70
  • 1956 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (b. 1920)

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1957 Diego Rivera, Mexican painter, dies at 70

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera
  • 1958 Edgar A Robert Cecil viscount of Chelwood, (Nobel 1937), dies at 94
  • 1959 Lyman Bryson, educator (UN Casebook), dies at 71
  • 1959 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainen writer (Commissioners), dies at 60
  • 1959 Dally Messenger, Australian rugby player (b. 1883)
  • 1960 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, zionist/socialist theorist, dies at 82
  • 1960 Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
  • 1961 Ruth Chatterton, actress (Female, Dodsworth), dies after illness at 67
  • 1962 James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60

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1963 Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's assassinator 2 days earlier, shot dead by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1964 John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55
  • 1965 Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1895)
  • 1967 Arnold J d'ailly, mayor of Amsterdam (1946-56), dies at 65
  • 1967 Louis Fratto, American gangster (b. 1908)
  • 1970 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer, dies at 76
  • 1972 Hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52
  • 1973 John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881)
  • 1977 Richard Carlson, actor/director (Little Foxes, Hunted), dies at 65
  • 1980 George Raft, American actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85
  • 1980 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
  • 1985 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67
  • 1985 Big Joe Turner, American singer (b. 1911)
  • 1987 Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
  • 1989 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio host, dies at 85
  • 1990 Bulent Arel, composer, dies at 72
  • 1990 Nistani Keiji, philosopher, dies in Kyoto Japan
  • 1990 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896)
  • 1990 Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • 1990 Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer of the depression, dies at 80
  • 1991 Anton Furst, production designer (Batman), dies at 47
  • 1991 Eric Carr, drummer (Kiss-Beth), dies of cancer at 41
  • 1991 Freddie Mercury, British singer (Queen), dies of AIDS at 45
  • 1992 Henri J de Koster, Dutch Min of Defense (1971-73), dies at 78
  • 1992 Mary Smithuysen, Dutch dancer/actress (Bridge Too Far), dies
  • 1992 Theo Edison, son of Thomas Edison, dies at 94
  • 1993 Albert Collins, blues guitarist (Don't Lose Your Cool), dies at 61
  • 1993 Germaine Emilie Madame Gres Krebs, haute Couturist, dies at 89
  • 1993 Imad Aqal, Palestinian Hamas leader, dies at 24
  • 1993 Jan Schrauwen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 36
  • 1993 Wu Yi Shen, mayor of Shen Yang China, dies in helicopter
  • 1994 Ivo Perilli, Italian screenplay/director (Ragazzo), dies at 92
  • 1994 Jo Vis, Dutch resistance fighter (Yad Vashem), dies at 88
  • 1995 Jeffrey Lynn, American actor (Tony Rome, Butterfield 8, Up Front), dies from natural causes at 86
  • 1995 Stuart Henry, disc jockey, dies at 53
  • 1995 Woiciech Woytek Wiesidlowski Lowski, dancer, dies at 56
  • 1996 Edison Vasalievich Denisov, composer, dies at 67
  • 1996 Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist, dies at 76
  • 1996 Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet, dies at 85
  • 2001 Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)
  • 2002 John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Floquet de Neu, Ecuato Guinean albino gorilla (b. 1964)