On This Day for 11th October

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 180

  • 732 Battle at Tours: France under Karel Martel beat Moors
  • 1138 A massive earthquake struck Aleppo, Syria.

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1521 Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith"

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X
  • 1531 Battle at Kappel: Swiss Roman Catholic kantons beat protestant forces of Zurich
  • 1531 Huldrych Zwingli Swiss reformation leader is killed at the Battle at Kappel
  • 1540 Emperor Karel names his son Philip, Duke of Milan
  • 1573 Battle of South Seas - Dutch rebels beat Spanish navy
  • 1614 Adriaen Block and 12 Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the New Netherland colony.
  • 1634 the Burchardi flood — "the second Grote Mandrenke" killed around 15,000 men in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
  • 1674 Pierre Corneille's "Surena" premieres in Paris
  • 1687 Hungary accepts Habsburgse sovereignty
  • 1698 France, England & Netherlands sign 1st Extermination treaty

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1726 Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 1737 Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta India
  • 1746 Battle at Rocourt: French drive out English/Austria/Neth armies
  • 1776 Brig Gen Arnold's Lake Champlain fleet defeated by British
  • 1797 Battle of Camperdown (Kamperduin): English navy defeats Dutch fleet

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1809 Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.

Soldier/Public Administrator Meriwether Lewis
Soldier/Public Administrator
Meriwether Lewis
  • 1811 The Juliana, 1st steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation
  • 1852 The University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.
  • 1861 Battle of Dumfries, VA (Quantico Creek)
  • 1863 Skirmish at Rheatown/Henderson's Mill, Tennessee
  • 1864 Slavery abolished in Maryland
  • 1864 Campina Grande, Brazil was established as a city.

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1865 President Andrew Johnson paroles Confederate States VP Alexander H. Stephens

Confederate States VP Alexander H. Stephens
Confederate States VP
Alexander H. Stephens
17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1865 Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.

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1868 Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1871 Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, 300 killed
  • 1873 Toronto Argonaut Football Club 1st game losing to U of Toronto
  • 1881 David Houston patents roll film for cameras
  • 1887 A Miles patents elevator
  • 1890 1st 100 yard dash under 10 seconds (John Owens 9-4/5 secs, Wash DC)
  • 1890 Daughters of American Revolution founded
  • 1895 Emperor Menelik II of Addis Ababa draws against Italians
  • 1899 South African Boers declare war on Great Britain
  • 1902 8th US Golf Open: Laurie Auchterlonie shoots a 307 at Garden City NY
  • 1902 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa & Australia
  • 1902 Lawrence Auchterlonie wins US Open golf tournament
  • 1906 White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game
  • 1906 San Francisco Board of Education orders segregation in separate schools of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean children sparking diplomatic crisis

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1911 Ty Cobb (AL) & Frank Schulte (NL) are 1st MVPs, each gets an auto

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1913 Phila A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series
  • 1914 German troops occupy Gent
  • 1915 Bulgarian anti Serbian offensive begins
  • 1915 Despite international protest, Edith Cavell, and English nurse in Belgium, is executed by the Germans for aiding the escape of Allied prisoners
  • 1916 6th College Football Crab Bowl Classic; Navy beats Maryland 14-7 in College Park
  • 1918 Major Tsumani shakes Caribbean
  • 1919 First transcontinental air race ends
  • 1922 First woman FBI "special investigator" appointed (Alaska Davidson)
  • 1922 Turkey & Greece sign cease fire

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1923 Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1923 German Mark falls to 10 billion per £, 4 billion per $
  • 1925 Belgian episcopelian sspeaks against Flemish activism
  • 1925 NY Giants play 1st NFL game, lose to Providence 14-0

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1927 Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1929 Sean O'Casey's "Silver Tassle" premieres in London

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1929 JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney
  • 1930 Collingwood Football Club in Melbourne, Australia, won the VFL premiership for the fourth consecutive year.
  • 1931 100,000 extreme-right Germans form "Harzburger Front"
  • 1932 1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, NYC

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1932 Stalin forces Zinoviev & Kamenev out of Communist Party

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1936 "Professor Quiz" first radio quiz show premieres

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1939 Albert Einstein informs FDR of possibilities of atomic bomb

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1939 Bucky Harris signs to manage Washington again
  • 1939 Gertrude Lawrence's "Skylark" premieres in NYC
  • 1939 NAACP organized Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • 1941 1st NSB-battalion departures to Eastern front
  • 1942 -Oct 12] Sea battle at Cape Esperance Guadalcanal
  • 1943 NY Yankees beat Cards 4 games to 1, in 40th World Series, to become 1st team to win 10 World Series
  • 1944 Allies bomb sea wall at Veere
  • 1944 Tuvinian People's Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva was annexed by the U.S.S.R

Film-release-premierFilm Release

1944 "Laura", starring Gene Tierney, is released

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney

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1945 Chinese civil war begins, Chiang Kai-shek vs Mao Zedong

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1945 JPL WAC Corporal Launch (1st Man-Made Object to escape Atmosphere)
  • 1947 Brazil & Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR
  • 1948 "Love Life" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 252 performances
  • 1948 "Where's Chartev?" opens at St James Theater NYC for 792 performances
  • 1948 Cleve Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series
  • 1950 The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS
  • 1954 "On Your Toes" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 64 performances
  • 1954 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad caeli Reginam
  • 1955 All Peron feast days disposed of in Argentina
  • 1955 Persia signs Pact of Baghdad
  • 1956 1st Pakistan v Australia Test 95 runs scored on 1st day
  • 1956 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • 1956 AL Pres Will Harridge bars Wash Senators move to West Coast, unless unanimously approved by the other AL owners
  • 1958 "Goldilocks" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
  • 1958 2nd US Moon probe, Pioneer 1, reaches 113,810 km, falls back
  • 1959 KTHI TV channel 11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan (6,000 die)
  • 1960 Radio/TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers
  • 1961 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1962 1st appearance of a Gabor sister on Merv Griffin Show

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1962 2nd Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII

  • 1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Hillside House Ladies' Golf Open
  • 1967 World Series record 3 consecutive HRs (Carl Yastremski, Reggie Smith, & Rico Petrocelli) by Red Sox
  • 1967 Yoko Plus Me art exhibit opens in London (the me is John Lennon)
  • 1968 Apollo 7 (Schirra, Eisele & Cunningham) made 163 orbits in 260 hours
  • 1968 Billy Martin named manager of Twins

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 213

  • 1335 Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (d. 1408)
  • 1573 Jacob Boonen, South Netherlands clergyman/lawyer
  • 1593 Claes P "Nicolaas" Tulip, anatomy/mayor of Amsterdam (1654..71)
  • 1611 Hugues de Lionne, Marquess de Berry, French ambassador to Rome
  • 1616 Andreas Gryphius, German writer (d. 1664)
  • 1661 Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat/elect (Anti-Lucretius)
  • 1671 Frederik IV, king of Denmark/Norway (1699-1730)
  • 1671 Richard Moungler (d. 1730)
  • 1672 Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina, diplomat (d. 1742)
  • 1675 Samuel Clarke, English philosopher (d. 1729)
  • 1738 Arthur Phillip, admiral/1st governor New-South Wales
  • 1747 Marian Paradeiser, composer
  • 1758 Wilhelm Olbers, discovered asteroids (Pallas & Vesta)
  • 1768 Adriaan van den Ende, Dutch vicar/educationalist
  • 1782 Steen Steensen Blicher, Denmk, poet/short-story writer (E Binddstouw)
  • 1786 Stevenson Archer, American Congressman (d. 1848)
  • 1788 Simon Sechter, composer
  • 1803 Albartus Telting, Frisian poet (Frisianch Jierboeckjen)
  • 1806 Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic, monarch of Serbia (1842-58)
  • 1809 Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist (d. 1887)
  • 1814 Jean Baptiste Lamy, first Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1888)
  • 1815 Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican representative of the people
  • 1820 Alfred Washington Ellet, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • 1821 Angelo Maurizio Gaspare Mariani, composer
  • 1821 George Williams, England, founder YMCA
  • 1825 C F Meyer, writer
  • 1825 Elkanah Brackin Greer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1877)
  • 1835 Hunter Holmes McGuire, Med Director (Confederate Army), (d. 1900)
  • 1841 Freidrich Hegar, composer

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1844 Henry John Heinz, founded prepared-foods company (Heinz-57 varieties), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1919)

Founder of Heinz Henry John Heinz
Founder of Heinz
Henry John Heinz
  • 1863 Xavier Henry Napoleon Leroux, composer
  • 1865 Hans E Kinck, Norwegian philological/writer (Mot Karnaval)
  • 1869 Gordon Frederic Norton, composer
  • 1871 Johan Oscar Smith, Norweigian religious leader (d. 1943)
  • 1872 Harlan Fiske Stone, NH, Supreme Court (1925-41) Chief Justice (41-46)
  • 1875 Stefan O Iosif, Romania, poet (Beautiful Irine)
  • 1876 G von Le Fort, writer
  • 1877 John Parsons Beach, composer
  • 1881 Stark Young, US critic/writer (So Red the Rose)
  • 1881 Hans Kelsen, Austrian legal theorist (d. 1973)
  • 1882 Robert Nathaniel Dett, composer
  • 1882 Will Vesper, German author (Vom grossen Krieg)
  • 1883 Archibald T Davison, composer

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1884 Eleanor Roosevelt, [Anna], New York, 1st lady (1933-1945)/crusader (Nobel 1931), (d. 1962)

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
  • 1884 Friedrich C R Bergius, German chemist (benzine from brown coal, Nobel)
  • 1884 Robert Muller-Hartmann, composer
  • 1884 Sig Ruman, [Siegfried Rumann], Hamburg Germany
  • 1885 Alfred Haar, Hungary, mathematician
  • 1885 Francois Mauriac, France, novelist/poet/playwright (Nobel 1952)
  • 1888 Piero Coppola, composer
  • 1891 Antonius [Jacob LT] van der Veen Zeppenfeldt, Antillian Bishop
  • 1894 Albert Stoessel, composer
  • 1895 H Schiebelhuth, writer
  • 1896 Roman Jakobson, linguist/Slavic scholar (Fundamentals of Language)
  • 1897 Arvo Hannikainen, composer
  • 1897 George Preston Marshall, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins)
  • 1897 Nathan F Twining, USAF general (Neither Liberty nor Safety)
  • 1897 Russell Collins, New Orleans LA
  • 1899 A L "Oosh" Ochse, cricketer (no relation to A E South African fast bowler)
  • 1899 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1900 Cal Hubbard, NFL tackle (Giants, Packers, Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1901 Emil Hlobil, composer
  • 1902 Leon Belasco, Odessa Russia, actor (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen)
  • 1902 Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)
  • 1905 Fred Trump, American real estate developer, father of Donald Trump (d. 1999)
  • 1906 Earl "Dutch" Clark, Colo, NFL hall of fame QB (Spartans, Detroit)
  • 1908 Armen Carapetyan, composer
  • 1910 Eugene John Weigel, composer
  • 1910 Francis James Claude Piggott, soldier
  • 1910 Joseph Alsop, political newspaper columnist (Men Around the President)
  • 1913 J J Pickle, (Rep-D-TX, 1963- )
  • 1914 Edward J Day, US Postmaster General (1961)
  • 1917 Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer
  • 1918 Jerome Robbins, [Rabinowitz], NY, choreographer (Tony-West Side Story)
  • 1919 Art Blakey, Pitts PA, drummer (Billy Eckstine Band, Jazz Messengers)
  • 1919 Jean Vander Pyl, American voice actress (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Mal Whitfield, American Olympic athlete, born in Bay City, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Elmore Leonard, US writer (Glitz, Mr Majestyk, Touch, 52 Pick-Up), (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Earle Hyman, NC, actor (Russell-Cosby, Coriolanus)
  • 1926 John Dewes, cricketer (England opener late 40's early 50's)
  • 1926 Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk
  • 1927 Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Liselotte Pulver, Swiss actress
  • 1930 Bill Fischer, baseball player
  • 1930 Harry Glass, German DR, 1st E German Olympic medalist (bronze-1956)
  • 1930 Sam Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-Texas), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1931 Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (d. 2000)
  • 1932 Dottie West, Nashville Tenn, country singer (Here Comes My Baby)
  • 1935 Jan van Vlijmen, composer
  • 1936 Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer (d. 2001)
  • 1937 Bobby Charlton, English soccer player
  • 1937 Georgi Vladimirovich Machinski, cosmonaut
  • 1937 R. H. W. Dillard, American poet
  • 1939 Franklin A Sonn, union leader (South African workers)

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1939 Maria Bueno, Sao Paulo Brazil, tennis player (Wimbledon 1959)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 1939 Woiciech Wiesidlowski Lowski, dancer
  • 1941 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1999)
  • 1941 Charles Shyer, American film director
  • 1942 Amitabh Bachan, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, Indian actor and film producer (Deewar)
  • 1942 Malvin Whitfield, Bay City Tx, track star (Oly-3 gold/silv/br-48, 52)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1938 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (37) weds longtime girlfriend Alpha Smith

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

HeartWedding of Interest

1948 Fellow students Fidel Castro and Mirta Diaz-Balart marry (divorced 1955)

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

HeartWedding of Interest

1954 Philippine president Corazon Aquino (21) weds Tarlac governor Benigno Aquino Jr (22) in Pasay City, Philippines

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino

HeartWedding of Interest

1975 Future US President Bill Clinton weds future Secretary of State Hillary Rodham

US First Lady and Politician Hillary Clinton
US First Lady and Politician
Hillary Clinton
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

HeartWedding of Interest

1987 Rock and blues singer Joe Cocker (43) weds Pam Baker

Rocker Joe Cocker
Rocker
Joe Cocker
  • 1997 "Charlie's Angels" actress Jaclyn Smith (52) weds Chicago heart surgeon Bradley Allen (43) at United Westwood Methodist Church
  • 2003 American Pie star Alyson Hannigan (29) weds Angel's Alexis Denisof (37) at the Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California
  • 2003 "The West Wing" actress Annabeth Gish (32) weds former "The X-Files" stunt man Wade Allen at The Sea Ranch Lodge
  • 2009 "Mad Men" vixen Christina Hendricks (37) weds actor Geoffrey Arend (34) at the couple's favorite Il Buco restaurant in New York City

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1939 Actor Jackie Coogan (24) divorces actress Betty Grable (22) after 2 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

  • 732 Abd ar-Rahman, Yemenite general strategist (Bordeaux occupier), dies
  • 965 Bruno I, archbishop of Cologne/duke of Lutheran, dies at about 40
  • 1188 Robert I of Dreux, son of Louis VI of France
  • 1303 Boniface VIII, [Benedetto Gaetani], lawyer/pope (1294-1303), dies
  • 1347 Louis IV, Duke of Bayern/Romania-Germany King/emperor, dies
  • 1424 Jan Zizka, Czech (army)leader (Hussieten), dies of plague at 46
  • 1531 Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss church reformer (Zwinglianen), dies
  • 1598 Joachim Camerarius, German botanist (horticulture catalog), dies
  • 1617 Franchois Vranck, economist/writer (Deduction), dies at about 62
  • 1666 Henry de Fleury dee Coulan, mister of Buat/ritmeester, dies
  • 1705 Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, dies at 42
  • 1708 Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (b. 1651)
  • 1721 Edward Colston, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1636)
  • 1725 Hans Herr, Swiss-born Mennonite bishop (b. 1639)
  • 1779 Casimir Pułaski, Polish born fighter for American independence (b. 1745) dies in Battle of Savannah

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1809 Meriwether Lewis, (Lewis & Clark Expedition), commits suicide at 35

Soldier/Public Administrator Meriwether Lewis
Soldier/Public Administrator
Meriwether Lewis
  • 1811 Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (b. 1724)
  • 1812 Jurriaan F de Frederici, Dutch governor-gen (Suriname), dies at 60
  • 1821 John Ross Key, American judge and lawyer (b. 1754)
  • 1837 Samuel Wesley, composer (Exultate Deo), dies at 71
  • 1839 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet, dies at 88
  • 1850 Louisa Maria, queen of Belgium (1832-50)/wife of Leopold I, dies at 38
  • 1852 Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (b. 1823)
  • 1889 James Prescott Joule, English physicist (b. 1818)
  • 1891 Charles Stewart Parnells remains buried in Ireland
  • 1896 Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), dies at 72
  • 1896 Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1829)
  • 1897 Leon Boelmann, French organist/composer (Suite Gothique), dies at 35
  • 1917 Harry Trott, cricketer (Aust capt played 24 Tests 1888-1898), dies
  • 1925 Karl M Lybeck, Fin/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten), dies at 71
  • 1933 Josef Hofmiller, writer, dies
  • 1935 Frank Mitchell, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng then 3 for South Africa), dies
  • 1935 Steele Rudd, Australian author (b. 1868)
  • 1940 Lluís Companys, President of Generalitat of Catalonia (shot) (b. 1882)
  • 1940 Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1860)
  • 1942 Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer, dies at 64
  • 1958 J R Becher, writer, dies at 67
  • 1959 Bert Bell, NFL hall of famer, dies at 64
  • 1960 Richard Cromwell, actor (Jezebel, Riot Squad), dies of cancer at 50
  • 1961 Leonard "Chico" Marx, comedian (Marx Brothers), dies at 74
  • 1962 Erich Tschermak von Seysenegg, Austrian Botanist who was one of three scientists to independently rediscovered Gregor Mendel's work on the laws of genetics, dies at 90

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1963 Edith Piaf, French singer (No, I don't regret anything), dies at 47

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • 1963 Jean Cocteau, French author (La Voie Humaine), dies at 73
  • 1965 Dorothea Lange, American photographer (b. 1895)
  • 1965 Walther Stampfli, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1884)
  • 1970 Anis Fuleihan, composer, dies at 69
  • 1971 Chester Conklin, actor (Greed, Modern Times), dies at 83
  • 1971 Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history (b. 1898)
  • 1976 Connie Boswell, actress (Artists & Models), dies at 68
  • 1976 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (b. 1897)
  • 1977 Mason Gross, professor (Think Fast, 2 for the Money), dies at 66
  • 1977 MacKinlay Kantor, American author (b. 1904)
  • 1984 Khanderao M Rangnekar, cricketer (33 runs at 5 50 for India), dies
  • 1984 Sid Carroll, cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies
  • 1985 Tex Williams, country-western singer, dies at 68 of cancer
  • 1986 Norm Cash, 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), dies at 51
  • 1988 Bonita Granville, actress (The Lone Ranger, Hitler's Children), dies at 55
  • 1988 Morgan Farley, actor (Open Secret), dies of natural causes at 90
  • 1988 Wayland Flowers, ventriloquist (Madame), dies of AIDS at 48
  • 1989 Paul Shenar, actor (Deadly Force, Dream Lover), dies at 53
  • 1989 M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (b. 1904)
  • 1990 Douglas Edwards, WW II correspondent, dies of cancer at 73
  • 1990 Robert Tessier, actor (Nightwish, Future Force), dies at 56
  • 1991 Steven Jesse Bernstein, American underground poet (suicide) (b. 1950)
  • 1992 Theo Wolvencamp, painter (Cobra), dies
  • 1992 Willem RJ Wittkampf, journalist/writer (Liner, Cannon), dies
  • 1993 Jess Thomas, American tenor (b. 1927)
  • 1994 Maja Bulgakova, Ukranian actress (Krylja), dies in auto-accident at 62
  • 1994 Nic Jonk, sculptor/painter (Nereus on Zeepaard), dies at 66
  • 1996 Arthur Walter Lucas, picture restorer, dies at 80
  • 1996 Edith Tilton Penrose, economist, dies at 81
  • 1996 Johnny Costa, jazz pianist (Mr Rogers), dies at 74
  • 1996 Keith Boyce, cricketer (West Indies all-rounder 1969-76), dies of chronic cirrhosis of the liver at 53
  • 1996 Terry Patchett, politician, dies at 56
  • 1996 William Vickrey, economist, dies at 82
  • 1996 Lars Ahlfors, Finnish mathematician (b. 1907)
  • 1998 Richard Denning, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 2000 Donald Dewar, First Minister of Scotland (b. 1937)
  • 2002 Dina Pathak, Indian Actress (b. 1922)
  • 2003 Franklyn Perring, English Botanist, dies of cancer at 76
  • 2004 Keith Miller, Australian sportsman (b. 1919)
  • 2005 Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and Prime Minister in exile (b. 1915)
  • 2005 Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Linguist, and writer of Pakistan (b. 1917)
  • 2006 Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • 2006 Howard Kerzner, Chief Executive Officer of Kerzner International (b. 1964)
  • 2006 Benito Martínez, Cuban who claimed to be the oldest person, died mildly ironically. Family didn't mourn - mostly dead also. (b. ?1880)
  • 2007 Werner von Trapp, member of the Trapp Family Singers (b. 1915)
  • 2007 David Lee "Tex" Hill, World War Two fighter pilot, flying ace, 1st American Volunteer Group (b. 1915)
  • 2008 Jörg Haider, Austrian far-right politician (b. 1950)
  • 2009 Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (b. 1969)
  • 2012 John Junior "Champ" Summers, American MLB player, dies from kidney cancer at 66
  • 2015 Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher, dies at 74