On This Day for 8th November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 166

  • 392 Roman Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion, state religion
  • 911 Duke Koenraad I chosen German king
  • 1322 Pope John XXII names John van Diest, bishop of Utrecht
  • 1494 Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence Italy

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1519 1st meeting of Moctezuma II & Hernán Cortés in Tenochtitlan, Mexico

Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II
Aztec Emperor
Moctezuma II
Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • 1520 Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
  • 1575 French Roman Catholics & Huguenots signs treaty
  • 1576 Eighty Years' War: Pacification of Ghent - 17 Dutch provinces sign anti-Spanish covenant
  • 1598 Spanish troops under Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem
  • 1602 The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened
  • 1620 Battle of White Mountain, Prague
  • 1627 English fleet under George Villiers leaves Île de Ré
  • 1658 Battle of the Sound: Swedish fleet beats Dutch during 2nd Northern War

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1701 William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn

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1731 In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 1734 Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands
  • 1789 Bourbon Whiskey, 1st distilled from corn (by Elijah Craig, Bourbon Ky)
  • 1833 Train derails at Hightstown NJ; 2 die
  • 1837 Mount Holyoke Seminary in Mass-1st US college founded for women

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1838 Victor Hugo's "Ruy Blas" premieres in Paris

Author Victor Hugo
Author
Victor Hugo
  • 1842 Belgium King Leopold I proclaims child labor laws (for 1889)
  • 1861 Battle of Mount Ivy, KY
  • 1861 US removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent

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1864 Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1870 Democratic governor elected in Tennessee
  • 1880 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, made US debut at NY's Booth Theater
  • 1883 English freighter Nisero stranded at Atjeh (crew taken hostage)
  • 1884 German government recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
  • 1889 Montana admitted as 41st state of the Union

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1892 Grover Cleveland (D) elected 24th US President

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland

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1895 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1900 Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie" is published
  • 1901 Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.

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1904 American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B Parker (D)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1904 Inventor and manufacturer Harvey Hubbell receives the first U.S. patent for a separable electric attachment plug
  • 1907 In a landmark decision for Australia, the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration rules that the Sunshine Harvester Work must pay 'fair and reasonable wages'
  • 1910 1st Washington State election in which women could vote
  • 1910 For the first time since 1894, the US elects a Democratic Congress, including the first socialist ever to sit in Congress, Victor L Berger of Milwaukee
  • 1910 William H. Frost receives the first U.S. patent for an electrical insect destroyer
  • 1915 An Austrian-Hungarian submarine torpedos and sinks the Italian liner 'Ancona' without warning; over 200 lives lost

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1917 People's Commissars gives authority to Lenin, Trotsky & Stalin during October Revolution

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1917 Telephone Co runs 1st ad for Army operators, gets 7,000 applicants
  • 1918 Pro-German supreme commander general Cutters lay-offs
  • 1920 Actress Edna Lewis Thomas debuts at Putnam Theatre Brooklyn
  • 1920 Baseball meeting to depose Ban Johnson is set for Nov 12th

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1923 Hitler stages unsuccessful "Beer Hall Putsch" in Muenchen (Munich)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1924 Austria chancellor Ignaz Seipel, resigns after assassination attempt
  • 1924 Fortune Theatre opens in London
  • 1926 George Gershwin's musical "Oh, Kay" premieres in NYC
  • 1928 George & Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl" premieres in NYC
  • 1929 Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38" premieres in Paris
  • 1930 Friedrich Wolf's "Die Matrosen von Cattaro" premieres in Berlin
  • 1932 "Make Mine Music" debuts

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1932 Franklin Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd President for 1st time

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1933 FDR creates Civil Works Administration
  • 1934 Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president

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1935 "Mutiny on the Bounty" directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1936)

  • 1937 The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("The Eternal Jew") opens in Munich.
  • 1938 1st black woman legislator, Crystal Bird Fauset of Phila
  • 1938 A pogrom against the Jews of Germany and Austria takes place in response to the assassination of a German diplomat in Paris.
  • 1939 Failed assassination attempt on Hitler in Burgerbraukeller, Munich
  • 1939 H Lindsay & R Crouse' "Life with Father" premieres in NYC
  • 1940 RAF bombs Munich
  • 1941 The Albanian Communist Party is founded.
  • 1942 1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)
  • 1942 Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall

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1942 Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1942 Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US
  • 1943 France arrests government of Lebanon after they abolish the French mandate
  • 1944 25,000 Hungarian Jews are loaned to Nazis for forced labor
  • 1944 Last German troops at Walcheren surrenders
  • 1945 "Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1945 Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550

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1946 Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris

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1947 Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 SA v Victoria

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1949 "All The King's Men" based on Robert Penn Warren's Pulizer winning novel, directed by Robert Rossen and starring Broderick Crawford premieres in New York (Best Picture 1950)
  • 1950 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
  • 1950 Boston Red Sox 1B Walt Dropo wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1950 Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year

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1951 NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1953 Salazar's party wins all parliamentary seats in Portugal
  • 1954 AL approves Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
  • 1956 UN demands USSR leave Hungary
  • 1957 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • 1958 "Maria Golovin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1958 15th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 40-14 in Baltimore
  • 1959 KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1959 Tunisian president Habib Bourguiba's Nes Destour party wins every seat

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1960 JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

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1961 Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1962 Canada's government orders the nickel changed back to round shape
  • 1964 IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion
  • 1964 KUPK TV channel 13 in Garden City, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1964 Orioles Frank Robinson unanimous choice as AL MVP
  • 1965 "Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV
  • 1965 British Indian Ocean Territory formed

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1966 Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st African American popularly elected to the US Senate

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • 1966 Frank Robinson selected AL MVP

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1966 Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 231


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30 Nerva, Narni, Roman Emperor (96-98)

Roman Emperor Nerva
Roman Emperor
Nerva
  • 1342 Julian of Norwich, English saint (d. 1416)

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1431 vlad III the Impaler, Wallachian prince (d. 1476)

Wallachian Prince Vlad the Impaler
Wallachian Prince
Vlad the Impaler
  • 1491 Teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (d. 1544)
  • 1572 Johan Sigismund, elector of Brandenburg/duke of Prussia
  • 1590 Francesco Gonzaga, composer
  • 1592 Domenico Mazzocchi, composer
  • 1622 Galenus Abrahamsz de Haen, Dutch baptist pastor (Lambs' War)
  • 1622 Karl X Gustaf, King of Sweden (1654-60)
  • 1647 Pierre Bayle, French/Neth theologist/philosopher/writer
  • 1656 Edmund Halley, English astronomer (comet of Halley) [OS=Oct 29]
  • 1657 Thomas Bullis Jr., English composer (d. 1712)
  • 1693 Leonhard Trautsch, composer
  • 1706 Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (d. 1772)
  • 1710 Sarah Fielding, English writer (d. 1768)
  • 1715 Elisabeth C van Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederik II "the Great"
  • 1723 John Byron, British naval officer (d. 1786)
  • 1760 Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael, South Neth earl/general
  • 1768 Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, (d. 1840)
  • 1770 Friedrich Witt, composer
  • 1777 Désirée Clary, queen of Sweden (d. 1860)
  • 1785 Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner, composer
  • 1814 Girolamo/Jeromin de Rada, Albanian poet (Skanderbeku)
  • 1817 Claudius Wistar Sears, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • 1817 Theodoor J Canneel, Flemish painter
  • 1829 Samuel Wylie Crawford, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1830 Oliver Otis Howard, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1909)
  • 1831 Edward R L Bulwer-Lytton, English statesman and Viceroy of India (1876-1880)
  • 1836 Milton Bradley, American game manufacturer (d. 1911)

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1847 Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/author (Dracula)

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • 1847 Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician (d. 1907)
  • 1848 Gottlob Frege, Germany, mathematician/logician (Begriffsschrift)
  • 1849 Edward Julius Biedermann, composer
  • 1850 Karel Komzák II, Viennese composer, born in Prague (d. 1905)
  • 1854 Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1863 René [Raphael] Viviani, French historian/social premier (1914-15)
  • 1866 Herbert Austin, English automobile pioneer (d. 1941)
  • 1867 Ilmari Henrik Reinhold Krohn, composer
  • 1868 Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician (d. 1942)
  • 1876 Frank L Gillespie, Ark, founded Supreme Life Insurance Company
  • 1878 Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor, world champion cyclist (1899)
  • 1879 King Baggot I, St Louis MO, director (Tumbleweeds)
  • 1881 Frank Speck, American Anthropologist (Algonquin Tribes and Eastern Woodland Native Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1881 Robert Esnault-Pelterie, Paris, French Engineer and aviation pioneer who contributed to early heavier-than-air flight in Europe
  • 1882 Lazare Saminsky, composer
  • 1883 Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, composer (Farewell My Youth) (d. 1953), born in London, England
  • 1883 Ethel Clayton, MO, actress (Hotel Continental)
  • 1884 Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1922)
  • 1885 Hans Cloos, German geologist (d. 1951)
  • 1885 Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (d. 1946)
  • 1885 Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect (d. 1966)
  • 1887 Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, composer
  • 1888 David Monrad Johansen, composer
  • 1893 John Miljan, Lead City SD, actor (Possessed, Final Extra, Susan Lenox)
  • 1893 Clarence Williams, American composer (d. 1965)
  • 1893 Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand (d. 1941)
  • 1895 Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer
  • 1895 Photios Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer (d. 1965)
  • 1896 Bucky Harris, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees)

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1897 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • 1898 Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (d. 1937)
  • 1900 Georges Lonque, composer

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1900 Margaret Mitchell, author (Gone With the Wind), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1949)

  • 1900 Mihailo Vukdragovic, composer
  • 1900 Albert F. Frey-Wyssling, Küssnacht, Swiss Botanist and pioneer of submicroscopic morphology and the discipline of molecular biology
  • 1901 Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romania party leader/president
  • 1901 Szymon Laks, composer
  • 1902 Mihail A Suslov, Soviet-party ideologist [NS=Nov 22]
  • 1902 Walerian Josef Gniot, composer
  • 1904 Cedric Belfrage English-born writer (d. 1990)
  • 1905 Richard Nicholson, musician
  • 1907 Otto Brenner, German worker's union leader
  • 1908 Martha Gellhorn, American writer (d. 1998)
  • 1909 Alberto Erede, Italian conductor
  • 1912 Jean-Louis Martinet, composer
  • 1912 Joseph Fattorini, businessman
  • 1913 Robert Strauss, actor (Sgt Gruzewsky-Mona McCluskey), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 June Havoc, American actress
  • 1914 Lute T de Cock, student/resistance fighter
  • 1914 Norman Lloyd, Jersey City NJ, actor (Auschlander-St Elsewhere)
  • 1916 Frank McGuire, basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons)
  • 1916 June Havoc, actress (Willy, Panic, GE Theater), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1916 Peter Weiss, Germany, Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)
  • 1918 Hermann Zapf, German typeface designer ( Palatino and Optima), born in Nuremberg (d. 2015)
  • 1919 P. L. Deshpande, Indian author (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Esther Rolle, American actress (d. 1998)
  • 1920 Eugênio de Araújo Sales, Brazilian cardinal
  • 1921 Douglas Townsend, composer
  • 1921 Gene Saks, NY, actor/director (One & Only, Prisoner of 2nd Ave)
  • 1921 Jerome Hines, [Heinz], Hollywood California, basso (I am The Way)
  • 1922 Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon (perform 1st heart transplant)
  • 1922 Esther Rolle, Pompano Beach Fla, actress (Florida-Good Times, Maude)
  • 1922 Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Dmitri T Jazov, Russian minister of defense (1991 coup)

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1923 Jack Kilby, Jefferson City, Missouri, electrical engineer and Nobel laureate (handheld calculator, integrated circuit), (d. 2005)

Engineer Jack Kilby
Engineer
Jack Kilby
  • 1924 Joe Flynn, Youngstown Ohio, actor (McHale's Navy)

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1927 Patti Page, [Clara Ann Fowler], Claremont Ok, singer (Tennessee Waltz), (d. 2012)

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • 1927 Ken Dodd, English comedian
  • 1929 Trevor McMahon, NZ cricket wicketkeeper (v India & Pak 1955-56)
  • 1929 António Castanheira Neves, Portuguese philosopher

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1975 NBA legend Larry Bird (18) weds highschool sweetheart Janet Condra

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

HeartWedding of Interest

1985 Author Ken Follett (36) weds politician Barbara Hubbard (42)

Author Ken Follett
Author
Ken Follett
  • 2006 Malaysian actress Sazzy Falak (25) weds co-founder of LVG Consultants and LVG MoneySkool Nazril Idrus
  • 2009 "The Practice" actress Marla Sokoloff (29) weds composer Alec Puro (34) at Il Cielo restaurant

Famous Divorces

  • 1968 Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from Beatle member John
  • 1970 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) divorces singer Michelle Phillips (26) only 8 days after getting married

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 120

  • 397 Martin of Tours, [St Martin], bishop of Tours, dies
  • 618 St Deusdedit/Adeodatus I, Italian Pope (615-18), dies
  • 955 Pope Agapetus II
  • 1171 Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut (b. 1108)
  • 1195 Conrad of Hohenstaufen
  • 1226 Louis VIII, the Lion, King of France (1223-26), dies at 39
  • 1228 Dirk I, ruler of Heinsberg/Valkenburg, dies
  • 1246 Berenguela of Castile, wife of Alfonso IX of Castile (b. 1180)
  • 1308 Duns Scotus, Scottish philosopher (coined the word dunce), dies at 42
  • 1494 Melozzo da Forli, Italian painter, dies at about 56
  • 1517 Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros, cardinal/Chancellor of Castilia, dies
  • 1527 Jerome Emser, German theologian (b. 1477)
  • 1578 Johann Walter, composer, dies at 51
  • 1590 Joost Jansz Bilhamer, master builder/cartographer, dies at about 49
  • 1595 Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist, dies at 69
  • 1599 Francisco Guerrero, Spanish composer (b. 1528)
  • 1600 Natsuka Masaie, Japanese warlord (b. 1562)
  • 1605 Robert Catesby, English conspirator (b. 1573)
  • 1638 Johann H Alsted, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 50
  • 1658 Pieter Floriszoon, Dutch admiral, dies in naval Battle of the Sound at about 50
  • 1658 Witte de With, Dutch vice-admiral, dies in naval Battle of the Sound, at age 59

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1674 John Milton, English poet (Paradise Lost), dies at 65

  • 1694 Ulrik Huber, Frisian lawyer/law historian/polemist, dies at 58
  • 1719 Michel Rolle, French mathematician (b. 1652)
  • 1757 Pierre Prowo, composer, dies at 60
  • 1805 Francois-Thomas de Baculard d'Arnaud, French writer, dies at 87
  • 1811 Charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies, dies at 47
  • 1817 Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter of Napoleon, dies at 63
  • 1830 King Francis I of the Two Sicilies (b. 1777)
  • 1833 Maximilian Stadler, composer, dies at 85
  • 1858 George Peacock, English Mathematician, dies at 67
  • 1860 Charles Fellows, English Archaeologist who discovered ruins of the cities of ancient Lycia and brought to Lycian marbles to England, dies
  • 1873 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Span poet/comic playwright, dies at 76
  • 1880 Jacob Edvard Gille, composer, dies at 66
  • 1885 Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist/author, dies at 71
  • 1886 Frederick J "Fred" Archer, English jockey, commits suicide at 29

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1887 Doc Holliday, American gambler and gunfighter, dies at 36

Gunfighter in the American Old West Doc Holliday
Gunfighter in the American Old West
Doc Holliday
  • 1890 Caesar-Auguste Franck, Belgian organist/composer, dies at 67
  • 1905 Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (b. 1870)
  • 1908 Victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77
  • 1908 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, dies at 60
  • 1909 Charles Bordes, composer, dies at 46
  • 1909 Eduard de Hartog, composer, dies at 80
  • 1911 Samuel Wilks, British Physician and founding father of clinical science, dies at 87
  • 1917 Colyn Blythe, cricketer (2509 F-C wickets), dies during WW I
  • 1920 Abraham Kuyper, clergyman/Dutch premier (AR 1908-12), dies at 83
  • 1920 Salomon Anski, Russian/Polish yiddish author (Dibboek), dies at 57
  • 1921 Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (b. 1849)
  • 1924 Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer, dies at 64
  • 1928 Mauritz Stiller, Swedish actor/director (Streets of sin), dies at 45
  • 1933 Mohammed Nadir Shah, king of Afghanistan, assassin by Abdul Khallig
  • 1934 Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician (b. 1879)
  • 1934 James Mark Baldwin, American Philosopher and Psychologist, dies at 73
  • 1937 James Ramsay MacDonald, British PM (Lab, 1924, 29-35), dies at 71
  • 1941 Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Elite Circle), dies at 83
  • 1944 Walter Nowotny, German combat/jet fighter pilot, dies
  • 1949 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian clergyman (b. 1874)
  • 1952 Claude Carter, cricketer (took 28 wkts 10 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1953 Iwan Bunin, writer, dies at 83
  • 1953 John van Melle, South African writer (Bart Nel), dies at 66
  • 1959 Frank Sherman Land, founder of DeMolay International (b. 1890)
  • 1963 Simon Jurovsky, composer, dies at 51
  • 1965 Dorothy Kilgallen, American newspaper columnist (b. 1913)
  • 1966 Bernhard Zondek, German/Israeli gynaecologist, dies at 75
  • 1968 Wendell Corey, actor (11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl), dies at 54
  • 1969 Kam Tong, actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Mr Garlund), dies at 62
  • 1969 Vesto Slipher, American Astronomer who provided the first evidence to support the expanding-universe theory
  • 1970 Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (b. 1892)
  • 1974 Ivory Joe Hunter, rocker, dies at 60
  • 1977 Bucky Harris, American baseball player (b. 1896)
  • 1977 Georg Wüst, German Oceanographer, dies at 87
  • 1978 Norman Rockwell, artist (Saturday Evening Post covers), dies at 84
  • 1979 Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), dies at 63
  • 1979 Yvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle (b. 1900)

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1983 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player, dies at 72

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • 1983 Robert Agnew, director, dies at 84 of kidney failure
  • 1983 Mordecai Kaplan, Rabbi, founded Reconstructionist Judaism (b. 1881)
  • 1984 Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, composer, dies at 81
  • 1985 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (b. 1899)
  • 1986 Beatrice Kay, singer/actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & the Col), dies at 78
  • 1986 Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician (b. 1890)
  • 1989 Andre Kloos, Dut trade union leader (NVV)/chairman (VARA), dies at 67
  • 1990 Anya Seton, US author, dies
  • 1990 Grampy Davis, dies of heart attack at 87
  • 1991 Christine Felsmann, dies
  • 1991 Frances Faye, singer/actress (Pretty Baby), dies after strokes
  • 1991 John Kirckpatrick, US musicologist (Charles Ives Archives), dies
  • 1991 Patrick Hamilton, author (Gaslight, Rope, Angel Street), dies at 45
  • 1992 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952), dies
  • 1992 Keith "Red" Mitchell, US/Swedish jazz bassist, dies
  • 1993 Andrey Nikolayevich Tychonoff, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1994 Marianne Straub, weaver, dies at 85
  • 1994 Michael O'Donoghue, American comedy writer (SNL), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 54
  • 1995 Country Dan Dick Montana McLain, singer, dies at 40
  • 1995 Neil Blaney, politician, dies at 73
  • 1996 Edward Albert Radice, economist, dies at 89
  • 1996 Peter Fowler, physicist, dies at 73
  • 1998 Jean Marais, French actor (b. 1913)
  • 1999 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1941)
  • 1999 Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (b. 1898)