On This Day for 25th November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 189

  • 1034 Malcolm II, King of Scots (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda) (b. 980) dies; Donnchad, the son of his second daughter Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherits the throne.

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1165 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I (Barbarossa) visits Utrecht

Holy Roman Empire Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Empire
Frederick Barbarossa

Victory-in-battleVictory in Battle

1177 Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.

1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria Saladin
1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria
Saladin
  • 1185 Pope Lucius III (Ubaldo Allucingoli) reigned 1181-85, dies and is replaced by Umberto Crivelli (Pope Urban III)
  • 1277 Giovanni Gaetano Orsini elected as Pope Nicolas III
  • 1357 Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace
  • 1491 The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.

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1500 Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1598 Jacob Cornelius van Neck's merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java on second Dutch expedition to Indonesia
  • 1659 Michiel de Ruyter conquerors Danish city Nyborg
  • 1667 A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.
  • 1715 First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
  • 1744 Austrian forces pillage & kill Jews of Prague
  • 1755 King Ferdinand IV of Spain granted the Beaterio dela Compania de Jesus or now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary(RVM) a royal protection.
  • 1758 Britain captures Fort Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French
  • 1766 Pope Clement XIII warns On dangers of anti-Christian writings
  • 1783 Britain evacuates New York city, its last military position in United States
  • 1792 Farmer's Almanac first published
  • 1805 Opera "Thaïs" first American performance
  • 1817 First sword swallower in US performs (NYC)
  • 1826 The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy.
  • 1834 Delmonico's, one of NY's finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents
  • 1839 A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster.
  • 1841 35 survivors of the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad return to Africa
  • 1847 Opera "Marta" is produced (Vienna)
  • 1863 Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee
  • 1864 Confederate plot to burn New York city fails
  • 1864 Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia

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1867 Alfred Nobel patents dynamite

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel

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1867 US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1874 The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.
  • 1876 Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.
  • 1884 John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk
  • 1894 Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indianapolis
  • 1897 Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy
  • 1899 Battle at Graspan, Cape colony: General Methuen beats Farmers
  • 1902 Franz Lehar's opera "Wiener Frauen" premieres in Vienna
  • 1908 Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in Madison Square Garden marathon by 60 yds
  • 1911 3rd CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-7
  • 1911 7th Australasian Championships: Norman Brookes beats Horace Rice (6-1, 6-2, 6-3)
  • 1912 American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Illinois
  • 1912 Socialist International rejects that world war is coming
  • 1913 The Irish Volunteers founded in Dublin to "secure the rights and liberties common to all the people of Ireland"
  • 1920 1st Thanksgiving Parade (Phila)
  • 1920 WTAW of College Station, Tx, broadcast 1st football play-by-play
  • 1922 Japanese crown prince Hirohito appointed prince regent
  • 1925 KPD proposes German Parliament expropriate possession of monarchy
  • 1930 690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito, Japan)
  • 1930 Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP
  • 1933 1st Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m)
  • 1935 International Institute for Social History (IISG) forms in Amsterdam
  • 1936 Germany & Japan sign anti-Komintern pact
  • 1937 World's Fair of Paris closes (31.2 million visitors)
  • 1940 SS Patria, carrying illegal immigrants, sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die
  • 1940 U of Mich retires Tom Harmon's #98
  • 1940 Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz's "Knock Knock"
  • 1940 First flights of the de Havilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.
  • 1941 German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)
  • 1941 Lou Boudreau, 24, becomes Cleveland Indians player/manager
  • 1941 Finland joined the Anti-Komintern Pact.
  • 1942 National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms
  • 1943 U-600 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • 1944 32nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal HMCS defeat Hamilton Flying Wildcats, 7-6
  • 1944 World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers.
  • 1947 New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion
  • 1948 16-inch coastal guns removed from Fort Funston, San Francisco
  • 1948 KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" appears on music charts

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1949 Ted Williams, wins AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1950 "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • 1950 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
  • 1950 UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
  • 1951 3rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Herb Thomas wins
  • 1951 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock, Alabama
  • 1951 Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears
  • 1951 Commemoration of Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft forbidden
  • 1952 George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL
  • 1952 Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (11-1) beats Bears 27-23
  • 1953 "Guys & Dolls" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,200 performances
  • 1953 Earthquake and tsnunami strike Honshu, Japan
  • 1953 Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3
  • 1955 Race segregation forbidden on trains & buses between US states
  • 1955 Walter Piston's 6th Symphony premieres

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1955 Clement Attlee resigns as leader of the UK Labour Party

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee

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1957 US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1958 Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community
  • 1959 "Once Upon a Mattress" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 460 performances
  • 1960 "Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio
  • 1960 First atomic reactor for research & development, Richland, Wa
  • 1960 CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series
  • 1960 Three of the four Mirabal sisters, opponents of the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, are assassinated.

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1961 NBA's Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • 1962 WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, NY (ABC) 1st broadcast

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1963 JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1965 Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, Pres Kasavubu overthrown
  • 1966 Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year

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1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1966 Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31)
  • 1967 "Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 463 performances
  • 1967 Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 222

  • 1454 Catherine Cornaro, queen of Cyprus (d. 1510)
  • 1501 Yi Hwang, Confucian scholar (d. 1570)
  • 1507 Joost de Damhoudere, Flemish lawyer (Praxis rerum criminalium)
  • 1562 Lope Felix de Vega, dramatist/poet (Angelica, Arcadia), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1577 Piet Hein, Dutch naval commander and folk hero (d. 1629)
  • 1638 Catherine of Braganza, Queen of Charles II of England (d. 1705)
  • 1697 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist/poet (wrote in blood)
  • 1703 Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist (d. 1784)
  • 1712 Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist and developer of 'Signed French' (d. 1789)
  • 1714 Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (d. 1783)
  • 1721 Willem Crul, admiral (West-Indies)
  • 1734 Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Wenkel, composer
  • 1737 Christian Friedrich Penzel, composer
  • 1741 Johann Christian Frischmuth, composer
  • 1752 Johann Friedrich Reichardt, composer
  • 1753 Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth, composer
  • 1778 Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (d. 1856)
  • 1787 Franz Xaver Gruber, Austria, organist/composer ("Silent Night")
  • 1814 Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)
  • 1817 John Bigelow, American statesman and author (d. 1911)
  • 1823 Joseph Alexander Cooper, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1910)
  • 1825 Edward Augustus Wild, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)
  • 1828 Franjo Racki, Croatian historian/politician
  • 1834 Jean-Baptist Colyns, composer

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1835 Andrew Carnegie, Dunfermline, Scottish/American industrialist/philanthropist

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • 1839 Stanislaw Duniecki, composer
  • 1840 Hugo Verriest, Flemish author/poet (Flemish Movement)
  • 1841 Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (d. 1902)
  • 1843 Henry Ware Eliot American industrialist, philanthropist and the father of T. S. Eliot (d. 1919)
  • 1844 Karl Benz, German inventor, engine designer and automobile manufacturer (Mercedes-Benz), born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg (d. 1929)
  • 1845 José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, Portuguese novelist (d. 1900)
  • 1846 Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate (d. 1911)
  • 1852 Johan N Salvator, [Johann Orth], archduke of Austria
  • 1856 Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev, Russia, composer (Oresteia)
  • 1858 Alfred Capus, French author (d. 1922)
  • 1862 Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer
  • 1869 Ben Lindsey, American judge and social reformer (d. 1934)
  • 1870 Winthrop Ames, American theatrical director (d. 1937)
  • 1871 Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, actor/director (Ghost Hotel)
  • 1874 Joe Gans, American boxer (d. 1910)
  • 1876 Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Grand Duchess of Hesse (d. 1936)
  • 1877 Harley Granville-Barker, dramatist/producer/critic, born in London, England
  • 1878 Georg Kaiser, writer
  • 1880 Leonard S Woolf, English author/husband of Virginia Woolf
  • 1880 Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (d. 1960)

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1881 Pope John XXIII [Angelo Roncalli], Bergamo Italy, 261st pope (1958-63)

  • 1881 Peder Gram, composer
  • 1883 Percy Marmont, actor (Capt Apache), born in London, England
  • 1883 Harvey Spencer Lewis, American mystic (d. 1939)
  • 1886 Percy Holmes, cricketer (Engl, 555 partners with Sutcliffe for Yorks)
  • 1886 Rex Maupin, St Joseph Mo, orchestra leader (Tin Pan Alley TV)
  • 1887 Nikolai Vavilov, Russian geneticist (d. 1943)
  • 1890 Isaac Rosenberg, English war poet and artist (d. 1918)
  • 1895 Anastas I Mikoyan, Armenia, member of Supreme Soviet
  • 1895 Ludvik Svoboda, Czech general/politician
  • 1895 Wilhelm Kempff, Juterbog Germany, pianist (Unter dem Zimbelstern)
  • 1895 Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (d. 1986)
  • 1896 Virgil Thomson, KC Mo, composer/music critic (4 Saints in 3 Acts)
  • 1899 Vera Reynolds, Richmond VA, silent screen actress (Lawless Woman)
  • 1899 William R Burnett, US, author (Little Caesar)
  • 1900 Arthur Schwartz, composer (Girl from Paris, Excuse my Dust)
  • 1900 Helen Gahagan Douglas, Nixon's 1st opponent/(Rep-D-Ca)
  • 1900 Rudolf Höß, commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp (d. 1947)
  • 1901 Tibor Serly, Losonc Hungary, violinist/composer (American Elegy)
  • 1901 Arthur Liebehenschel, Commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp (d. 1948)

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1902 Eddie Shore, Fort Qu'Appelle Northwest Territories, NHL hall of famer

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • 1903 Martin Soames, traveller
  • 1903 William Dehart Hubbard, Cin Ohio, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1904 Herbert Reynolds Inch, composer
  • 1904 Jessie Royce Landis, [Medbury], actress (North by Northwest), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1904 Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1904 Ba Jin, Chinese novelist (d. 2005)
  • 1904 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (d. 2000)
  • 1907 John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (d. 1938)
  • 1909 Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer
  • 1909 Manny Martindale, cricketer (fiery WI pace bowler of 30's)
  • 1910 Leon Poliakov, historian
  • 1911 Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter (d. 1984)
  • 1913 Jack Davies, screenwriter
  • 1913 Lewis Thomas, American physician and essayist (d. 1993)

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1914 "Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio, Yankee Clipper (56 game hitting streak), (d. 1999)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1914 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist (Mississippi)
  • 1914 Léon Zitrone, Russian-born French journalist and television host (d. 1995)
  • 1915 Augusto Pinochet, general/president (Chile)
  • 1915 George Mudie, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1935, 5 & 3-40)
  • 1915 Ron Hamence, cricketer (Australian batsman post-WWII)
  • 1919 Chaim Pearl, rabbi
  • 1920 Ricardo Montalban, Mexican actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun)
  • 1920 Tuanku Syed Putra ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail, King of Malaysia (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Noel Neill, American actress
  • 1922 Ilja Hurnik, composer
  • 1922 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Jaap van Meekren, Dutch TV host (AVRO/RTL4)
  • 1923 Mauno Koivisto, president of Finland (1982-94)
  • 1924 Paul Desmond, US jazz saxophonist
  • 1924 Tui St George Tucker, composer
  • 1924 Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, critic, and philosopher.
  • 1925 Jose Napoleon Duarte, president El Salvador
  • 1926 Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (Star Trek Cage, The Searchers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1926 Murray Schisgal, playwright (Luv)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1795 US President William Henry Harrison (22) weds Anna Symmes (20) in North Bend, Ohio

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison

HeartWedding of Interest

1908 Vaudeville performer Will Rogers (29) weds Betty Blake

Humorist Will Rogers
Humorist
Will Rogers
  • 1913 28th US President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie marries in The White House

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1923 Film director Frank Capra (26) weds actress Helen Howell in San Francisco, California

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra

HeartWedding of Interest

1961 Racing car driver Mario Andretti (21) weds high school sweetheart Dee Ann Hoch (19)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti

HeartWedding of Interest

1987 Actor Phil Hartman (39) weds former model Brynn Omdahl

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1991 Author Douglas Adams (39) weds Jane Belson


Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

2002 Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) divorces "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 months of marriage

Actor Nicolas Cage
Actor
Nicolas Cage
Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 112

  • 311 Peter of Alexandria, Christian martyr
  • 992 Mieszko I, Polish advisor to Pope John XV, dies
  • 1120 William Adelin, son and heir of Henry I of England (b. 1104) dies in White Ship tragedy trying to save his illegitimate half-sister Countess of Perche while crossing the English Channel
  • 1326 Prince Koreyasu, Japanese shogun (b. 1264)
  • 1374 Philip II of Taranto, Titular emperor of Costantinople (b. 1329)
  • 1456 Jacques Coeur, French merchant/banker, dies in battle
  • 1560 Andrea Doria, Italian naval leader (b. 1466)
  • 1626 Edward Alleyn, English actor (b. 1566)
  • 1640 Giles Farnaby, composer, dies
  • 1686 Nicolas Steno, Danish geologist (b. 1638)
  • 1694 Ismael Bullialdus, French astronomer (b. 1605)
  • 1700 Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician (b. 1643)
  • 1748 Isaac Watts, British hymnwriter (b. 1674)
  • 1750 Francesco Feroci, composer, dies at 77
  • 1755 Johann Georg Pisendel, German violist/composer, dies at 76
  • 1773 Carl Hockh, composer, dies at 66
  • 1785 Richard Glover, British poet (b. 1712)
  • 1815 Johann Peter Saloman, composer, dies at 70
  • 1830 Pierre Rode, composer, dies at 56
  • 1854 John G Lockhart, [scorpion], English biographer, dies at 60
  • 1865 Heinrich Barth, German historian/geographer (Central Africa), dies
  • 1881 Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute (b. 1794)
  • 1883 Ludwig Erk, composer, dies at 76
  • 1885 Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85), dies at 27
  • 1885 Thomas A. Hendricks, 21st US Vice President (D), dies 8 months after taking office at 66
  • 1887 Johann J Bachofen, Swiss historic rights, dies at 71
  • 1895 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist, dies at 68
  • 1899 Robert Lowry, composer, dies at 73
  • 1901 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, German composer/music theorist, dies at 62
  • 1913 Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer (Ball Screw), dies
  • 1914 Davorin Jenko, composer, dies at 79
  • 1920 Gaston Chevrolet, French-born American race car driver and automobile pioneer (b. 1892)
  • 1923 Ernst Debes, German cartographer (Moon Atlas), dies at 83
  • 1923 Syd Callaway, cricket all-round (3 Tests for Australia 1891-95), dies
  • 1935 Maria H "Mina" Beersmans, Flemish actress (After 30 Years), dies at 72
  • 1939 Wilfred Trotter, English surgeon who was a pioneer in neurosurgery, popularized the concept of herd instinct, and was an authority in cancers of the head and neck, dies at 67
  • 1941 Pedro Aguirre Cerda, president Chili (People's Front), dies
  • 1944 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, judge/baseball commisioner, dies at 78
  • 1947 Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (b. 1876)
  • 1948 Charles D Brown, actor (Eve Knew Her Apples), dies at 61
  • 1948 Kanbun Uechi, karate master (b. 1877)
  • 1949 Luther "Bill" Robinson, "Bojangles" famed tap dancer, dies at 71
  • 1950 Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
  • 1950 Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (b. 1873)
  • 1951 Raden Mas Noto Suroto, Indonesian poet (Wayang Songs), dies at 63
  • 1952 Antonio Guarnieri, composer, dies at 72
  • 1952 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer, dies at 71
  • 1958 Charles F Kettering, invented auto self-starter, dies at 82
  • 1961 Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (b. 1866)
  • 1964 Clarence Kolb, actor (Mr Honeywell-My Little Margie), dies at 90
  • 1965 Dame Myra Hess, British pianist (b. 1890)
  • 1967 Ossip Zadkine, [Zadkin], Russ sculptor (Destroyed City), dies at 77
  • 1968 Marcel Labey, composer, dies at 93
  • 1968 Phil Lord, actor (Stud's Place), dies at 89

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1968 Upton Beall Sinclair, US author (Jungle), dies at 90

  • 1968 Paul Siple, American explorer of the Antarctic. (b. 1908)
  • 1970 Yukio Mishima, Japanese author/nationalist (Harakiri), dies at 45
  • 1971 Hank Mann, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 84
  • 1972 Hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79
  • 1972 Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (b. 1886)
  • 1973 Laurence Harvey, actor (Of Human Bondage), dies of cancer at 45
  • 1973 Albert DeSalvo, Boston strangler, stabbed to death in prison
  • 1974 Nick Drake, rocker, dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • 1974 Rosemary Lane, actress (Chatterbox, 4 Wives), dies at 61
  • 1974 [Sithu] U Thant, UN Sec-General (1961-72), dies in NY of cancer at 65
  • 1975 Moyna MacGill, actress (Strange Affair of Uncle Harry), dies
  • 1977 Richard Carlson, actor (Col MacKenzie-MacKenzie's Raiders), dies at 65
  • 1978 Elaine Esposito, American woman who hold the record for longest coma (b. 1934)
  • 1981 Jack Albertson, actor (Chico & the Man), dies at 74
  • 1982 Robert Coote, actor (MacBeth), dies in NYC of a heart attack at 73
  • 1985 Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 1985 Franz Hildebrandt, German Theologian(b. 1909)
  • 1987 Anton F Pieck, illustrator (1001 Nights), dies at 92
  • 1987 Harold Washington, 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87), dies at 65
  • 1989 Frank M Thomas, actor (Behind the Headlines, M'Liss), dies
  • 1989 Ratu Sir George Cakobau, Fiji cricketer/Gov-General, dies
  • 1989 Alva R. Fitch, American World War II and Korean soldier (b. 1907)
  • 1990 Bill Vukovich, Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27
  • 1991 Eleanor Audley, voice (Wicked Stepmother-Cinderella), dies at 86

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1993 Anthony Burgess, British novelist (A Clockwork Orange), dies of cancer at 76

Novelist Anthony Burgess
Novelist
Anthony Burgess
  • 1993 Claudia McNeil, actress (Raisin in the Sun), dies of diabetes at 77
  • 1994 Arthur Ballard, artist, dies at 79
  • 1994 Gerard John Toorenaar, Amsterdam police commissar, dies at 69
  • 1995 Ambrose Thibodeaux, cajun accordionist, dies at 92
  • 1996 Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer, dies at 79
  • 1996 Michael Economides, restaurateur, dies at 86
  • 1996 Richard Stubbs, publicity adviser, dies at 87
  • 1997 Charles Hallahan, actor (Hunter), dies of heart attack at 54
  • 1997 Fenton Robinson, US blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62
  • 1997 Hastings Kamuzu Band, PM/Pres of Malawi (1964-66/66-94), dies
  • 1997 Barbara, French singer (b. 1930)
  • 1998 Nelson Goodman, American philosopher (b. 1906)
  • 1998 Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (b. 1933)
  • 2000 Hugh Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1917)
  • 2001 Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (b. 1941)
  • 2002 Karel Reisz, Czech theater director (b. 1926)
  • 2005 George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures
  • 2005 Richard Burns, English WRC champion (b. 1971)
  • 2006 Sean Bell, American shooting victim (b. 1983)
  • 2006 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (b. 1931)