On This Day for 17th October

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 180

  • 539 BC King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost 70 years of exile and making the first Human Rights Declaration.
  • 415 Jewish autonomy in Palestine ended by the Romans and Raban Gamliel forced from office
  • 532 Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 733 Battle at Tours (Poitiers): Charles Martel's Frankish and Burgundian forces beat those of al-Andalus under Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi halting influence of Islam

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1346 Battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England at Calais, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years.

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III
  • 1387 Swells convent Windesheim initiated
  • 1404 Cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII
  • 1448 Second Battle of Kosovo, where the mainly Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi were defeated by an Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad II.
  • 1456 The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern continental Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia)
  • 1483 Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain
  • 1556 Ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain

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1651 Future King Charles II flees from England

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1660 Nine Regicides, the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I, are hanged, drawn and quartered, another is hanged.

King Charles I
King
Charles I
  • 1662 Charles II of Great Britain sells Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres (320,000 English pounds)
  • 1691 New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth
  • 1720 Pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris
  • 1740 Ivan VI becomes Tsar of Russia
  • 1777 British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY
  • 1781 Cornwallis defeated at Yorktown
  • 1787 Boston blacks, petition legislature for equal school facilities
  • 1797 Peace of Campo Formio: Austrian Dutch possessions & France
  • 1800 Dutch colony Curacao transfered to England
  • 1806 Former leader of the Haitian Revolution, Emperor Jacques I of Haiti was assassinated after an oppressive rule.
  • 1808 Political rights of Jews suspended in Duchy of Warsaw
  • 1814 London Beer Flood occurs in London killing nine.
  • 1825 1st French Liszts operette Don Sanche premieres in Paris
  • 1829 Delaware River & Chesapeake Bay Canal formally opens
  • 1829 1st supposed attack on abandoned German teenager Kaspar Hauser
  • 1831 Felix Mendelssohn's 1st Piano concert in G, premieres
  • 1850 Knickerbocker Engine Co Number 5 organized
  • 1855 Bessemer steelmaking process patented
  • 1860 1st British Golf Open: Willie Park Snr shoots a 164 at Prestwick Club, Scotland
  • 1862 Battle of Leetown & Thoroughfare Gap, VA
  • 1868 Constitution of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg comes into effect
  • 1871 Great Britain annexes Griqualand South Africa
  • 1876 Henry Morton Stanley's reaches Lualaba River
  • 1877 Henry Morton Stanley reaches Boma during trip cross Africa

Electoral-defeatElectoral Victory

1878 After serving as the opposition for five years, John A. Macdonald is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • 1885 Baseball sets all players salaries at $1,000-$2,000 for 1885 season

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1888 Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1894 Ohio national guard kills 3 lynchers while rescuing a black man
  • 1896 Anton Tsjechovs "Chayka," premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1899 Sutro railroad sold to Robert F Morrow for $215,000
  • 1904 Bank of Italy (Bank of America) opens its doors

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1907 Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • 1912 Bulgaria, Greece & Serbia declares war on Turkey
  • 1916 Dutch women demonstrate for female suffrage
  • 1917 1st British bombing of Germany
  • 1918 De Kooy airport in Netherlands opens
  • 1918 Yugoslavia proclaims itself a republic
  • 1919 Radio Corporation of America (RCA) created
  • 1920 Chicago Bears (as Decatur Staleys) play 1st NFL game, win 7-0
  • 1921 Belgium's public library law goes into force
  • 1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
  • 1923 Catholic University of Nijmegen Neth opens
  • 1927 Ban Johnson, in failing health, retires as AL president

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1931 Al Capone convicted of tax evasion, sentenced to 11 years in prison

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone

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1933 Albert Einstein arrives in US, a refugee from Nazi Germany

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1934 "The Aldrich Family" premieres on radio
  • 1935 Pacific Association of AAU votes not to participate in Berlin Olympics

Film-release-premierFilm Release

1939 "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur, is released

  • 1940 German occupiers issue identity cards
  • 1941 1st US destroyer (Kearney) torpedoed in WW II, off Iceland
  • 1943 Liberators sink U-540 & U-631
  • 1945 Loyalty Day in Argentina, mass demonstrations held to release Juan Perón
  • 1951 Egyptian army fires on British troops
  • 1954 Phila Eagle Adrian Burk passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash (49-21)
  • 1955 Lee Merriwether joins Today Show panel
  • 1956 England's 1st large scale nuclear power station opens
  • 1956 Pakistan defeat Australia by nine wickets at 1st attempt

Film-release-premierFilm Premier

1956 "Around the World in 80 Days", based on the book by Jules Verne, directed by Michael Anderson and starring David Nivon and Cantinflas premieres in New York

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • 1957 "Copper & Brass" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • 1957 Britain's Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visit the White House
  • 1957 Dike Marken-Dutch mainland closed

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1957 French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • 1957 II Tsjoendrigar becomes premier of Pakistan
  • 1959 "Billy Barnes Revue" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 1959 Queen Elizabeth is fined $140 for withdrawing her race horse
  • 1959 Stinchcomb Memorial in Cleveland Metroparks' dedicated
  • 1960 "Tenderloin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 216 performances
  • 1960 US & Britain sign accord for nuclear sub bases
  • 1961 22nd congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
  • 1961 Battle of Paris-police kill 210 Algerians
  • 1961 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 33,100 m

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1961 NY Museum of Modern Art hangs Henri Matisse's "Le Bateau" upside-down It wasn't corrected until December 3rd

Impressionist Painter Henri Matisse
Impressionist Painter
Henri Matisse
  • 1962 Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship
  • 1963 "Jennie" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 82 performances

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1964 Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1965 "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" opens in NYC for 280 performances
  • 1965 WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 "Hair" premieres on Broadway

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1967 Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1967 Memorial service for Brian Epstein at New London Synagogue
  • 1967 Pete Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km
  • 1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Film-release-premierFilm Release

1968 "Bullitt" directed by Peter Yates and starring Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bisset is 1st released

  • 1969 NY Nets move from Comack to Island Garden, Hempstead NY
  • 1969 Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK
  • 1969 Soyuz 7 returns to Earth
  • 1970 Anwar Sadat sworn in as president of Egypt

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 214

  • 1253 Ivo of Kermartin, ]])
  • 1563 Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer
  • 1577 Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith)
  • 1582 Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (d. 1637)
  • 1623 Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (d. 1687)
  • 1626 Simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt)
  • 1688 Domenico Zipoli, composer
  • 1696 August III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen
  • 1704 Willem Bentinck, orangist
  • 1711 Jupiter Hammon, Lloyd Harbor NY, slave and poet, 1st African American to publish poetry
  • 1719 Jacques Cazotte, French writer (d. 1792)
  • 1720 Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer
  • 1725 John Wilkes, English journalist/MP (N Briton)
  • 1729 Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer
  • 1730 Ernestus Weinrauch, composer
  • 1734 Grigori G. Orlov, Russian guard officer and favorite of Catherine II
  • 1752 Nicolas Appert, Châlons-sur-Marne, France, inventor (food canning, bouillon tablet)
  • 1806 Alphonse LPP de Candolle, Swiss botanist
  • 1811 Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (owned land in Mich)
  • 1813 Georg Büchner, German playwright (d. 1837)
  • 1815 Emanuel Geibel, writer
  • 1817 Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim leader, born in Delhi, Mughal Empire
  • 1817 Samuel Ringgold Ward, Maryland, minister/abolitionist (Fugitive Negro)
  • 1833 Paul Bert, Auxerre, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body, such as altitude sickness and 'the bends', made possible space and ocean exploration
  • 1844 Miguel Nieto, composer
  • 1845 Franz Ehrle, German prefect of Vatican library
  • 1848 William "Candy" Cummings, created curve ball
  • 1853 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1920)
  • 1859 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cin Reds)
  • 1860 Dionyssios Lavrangas, composer
  • 1864 Elinor Glyn, British novelist (3 Weeks)
  • 1865 James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (d. 1950)
  • 1875 Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer (Yes & No!)
  • 1878 Andrei N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai
  • 1878 Henri Mulet, composer
  • 1883 A S Neill, British headmaster (Summerhill)
  • 1885 Aaf Bouber-ten Hoope, Dutch actress (Jantjes)/wife of Herman Bouber
  • 1886 Spring Byington, Colo Springs, actress (Lily Ruskin-December Bride)
  • 1890 Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)
  • 1892 Herbert Norman Howells, composer
  • 1892 Otakar Jeremias, composer
  • 1892 Theodor Eicke, Nazi official (d. 1943)
  • 1893 Jean Binet, composer
  • 1893 Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist , born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1895 Doris Humphrey, Oak Park Ill, dancer (Dances of Women)
  • 1898 Mildred Knopf, cookbook writer
  • 1898 Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method)
  • 1898 Simon Vestdijk, Dutch writer/poet (5th Seal)
  • 1900 Jean Arthur, New York, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington) (d. 1991)
  • 1903 Irene Ryan, El Paso Texas, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies)
  • 1903 Jerry Colona, comedian (Jerry Colona Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1903 Nathanael West, American novelist (Day of the Locusts)
  • 1905 Franco Albini, Italian architect
  • 1906 Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • 1908 Red Rolfe, American baseball player (d. 1969)
  • 1909 Crozy [William] Cole, US jazz drummer
  • 1912 John Paul I [Albino Luciano], 263rd Roman Catholic pope (1978), born in Canale d'Agordo, Belluno, Veneto region of Northern Italy
  • 1914 Albert Markos, composer
  • 1914 Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman)
  • 1914 John Mosely, recording expert/entrepreneur

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1915 Arthur Miller, playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • 1916 Robert Lowery, Kansas City MO, actor (Murder Over NY)
  • 1916 Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz, composer
  • 1917 Marsha Hunt, actress (Jennifer-Peck's Bad Girl, Jigsaw), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1917 Martin Donnelly, cricketer (brilliant lefty bat for NZ post-war)
  • 1917 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (d. 1991)
  • 1918 Rita Hayworth, NY, [Marguerita C Casino], actress (Gilda, Pal Joey)
  • 1919 John Moroney, cricketer (Australian opener 1949-51)
  • 1919 Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist
  • 1920 Montgomery Clift, actor (From Here to Eternity), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1920 Rudolf Hrusinsky, Czech actor (Short Cut, Golden Eels)
  • 1920 Miguel Delibes, Spanish writer
  • 1921 George Mackey Brown, poet
  • 1921 Maria Gorokhovskaya, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1921 Pricilla Lanford Buckly, editor/columnist (National Review)
  • 1921 Tom Poston, Columbus Ohio, actor (Steve Allen Show, Newhart)
  • 1922 Louis Benjamin, showman
  • 1922 Pierre Juneau, Canada, film and broadcast executive, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian composer (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Barney Kessel, American musician (d. 2004)
  • 1924 Bonnie Lou [Mary Joan Okum] Rockabilly musician, born in Towanda, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Beverly Garland, Santa Cruz California, actress (My 3 Sons)
  • 1926 Julie Adams, Waterloo Iowa, actress (Yancy Derringer, Code Red)
  • 1926 Karl Gordon Henize, Cincinnati Ohio, astronaut (STS 51-F)
  • 1928 Ivan Marinov, composer
  • 1928 James "Junior" Gilliam, Dodgers (NL rookie of year 1953)
  • 1928 Zacharias J de Beer, South African physician/MP (DP)
  • 1929 Ram Da-Oz, composer
  • 1930 Angelo Paccignini, composer
  • 1930 Jimmy Breslin, Queens columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930 Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)
  • 1931 Ernst Hinterberger, Austrian writer
  • 1932 Gundaris Pone, composer
  • 1932 Paul Anderson, US, light super heavyweight lifter (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1932 William J Hughes, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1975- )
  • 1933 William A Anders, Hong Kong, Maj Gen, USAF/astronaut (Apollo 8)
  • 1933 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun (d. 1985)
  • 1934 Barend P Tammeling, Dutch journalist (Trouw, Groninger Gezinsbode)
  • 1934 Johnny Haynes, English footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1935 Alan Brown, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White vs Pak 1961)

Famous Weddings

  • 1469 Crown prince Fernando of Aragon marries Princess Isabella of Castile

HeartWedding of Interest

1707 German composer Johann S Bach marries for the 1st time his cousin Maria Barbara Bach

HeartWedding of Interest

1749 US revolutionary Samuel Adams (27) weds Elizabeth Checkley

US Revolutionary Samuel Adams
US Revolutionary
Samuel Adams

HeartWedding of Interest

1826 Historian Thomas Carlyle (30) weds Jane Welsh (25)

Historian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle
Historian and Essayist
Thomas Carlyle
  • 1915 American born poet (The Waste Land) T. S (Thomas Sterns) Eliot (27) marries 1st wife Vivienne Haigh-Wood (27)

HeartWedding of Interest

1916 Cartoonist Rube Goldberg (33) weds Irma Seeman

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg

HeartWedding of Interest

1945 Actress Ava Gardner (22) weds band leader Artie Shaw (35) in Hollywood

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner

HeartWedding of Interest

1952 Country music legend Hank Williams (29) weds Billie Jean Jones in Minden, Louisiana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams

HeartWedding of Interest

1968 Jazz trumpeter Quincy Jones Jr (35) weds actress Ulla Andersson (22)

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

HeartWedding of Interest

1975 Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely

Guitarist of the Bee Gees Maurice Gibb
Guitarist of the Bee Gees
Maurice Gibb

HeartWedding of Interest

1982 Actor Robert Goulet (48) weds artist/writer Vera Novak in Las Vegas, Nevada

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet

HeartWedding of Interest

2009 Musician Trent Reznor (44) weds vocalist Mariqueen Maandig in Los Angeles

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 107


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33 Agrippina the Elder, Roman noblewoman (mother of Caligula), dies of starvation at 47

Roman Noblewoman Agrippina the Elder
Roman Noblewoman
Agrippina the Elder
  • 532 Boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies
  • 1174 Queen Petronila of Aragon (b. 1135)
  • 1312 Jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies
  • 1552 Andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53
  • 1586 Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32
  • 1616 John Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560)
  • 1638 Gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63
  • 1660 Adrian Scrope, English regicide (b. 1601)
  • 1673 Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, English statesman (b. 1630)
  • 1702 Walraad the Old, count/soverign of Nassau-Usingen, dies
  • 1757 René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (b. 1683)
  • 1763 Arnold Hoogvliet, poet (Abraham the patriarch), dies at 76
  • 1776 Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (b. 1681)
  • 1780 William Cookworthy, English chemist (b. 1705)
  • 1786 Johann Ludwig Aberli, Swiss artist (b. 1723)
  • 1806 Jean Jacques Dessalines, Emperor of Haiti, dies
  • 1825 Peter Winter, composer, dies at 71
  • 1836 Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (b. 1782)
  • 1837 Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Austrian composer, dies at 58

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1849 Frederic Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer, dies at 39

Composer Frederic Chopin
Composer
Frederic Chopin

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1868 Laura Secord, Canadian heroine of the war of 1812 (b. 1775)

Canadian War Heroine Laura Secord
Canadian War Heroine
Laura Secord
  • 1887 Gustav R Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63
  • 1889 Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1828)
  • 1890 Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton, composer, dies at 77
  • 1897 Isidor Dannstrom, composer, dies at 84
  • 1904 Nikolai Amani, composer, dies at 32
  • 1909 Nicola Spinelli, composer, dies at 44
  • 1910 Julia Ward Howe, composer (Battle Hymn of Republic), dies at 91
  • 1910 William V Moody, US poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies
  • 1917 Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59
  • 1918 Gordon White, cricketer (WW I Superb South African batsman 1905-12), dies
  • 1921 Katherine Griffith, actress (Pollyanna), dies at 45
  • 1931 Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (b. 1884)
  • 1934 Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish histologist and neuroscientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1852)
  • 1941 John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins), dies
  • 1943 Stefan Starzyński, Polish politician (b. 1893)
  • 1944 Pavel Haas, composer, dies at 45
  • 1956 Anne Crawford, British film actor (b. 1920)
  • 1957 John HA Eman, founder of Aruban Peoples Party, dies at 70
  • 1958 C L Townsend, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1899), dies
  • 1958 Paul Outerbridge, American photographer (b. 1896)
  • 1962 Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter (b. 1882)
  • 1963 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Prime Numbers), dies at 97
  • 1965 Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies
  • 1966 Soledad Jiminez, Spanish actor (Phantom ofthe Range), dies at 91
  • 1966 Wieland Wagner, German opera director, dies
  • 1967 Henry Pu Yi, last emperor of China, dies at 61
  • 1970 Pierre Laporte, Vice-Premier of Quebec (assassinated) (b. 1921)
  • 1970 Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1972 Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • 1972 Prince George of Yugoslavia (b. 1887)
  • 1972 Billy Williams, American singer (b. 1910)
  • 1973 Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian poet (Gott von Manhattan), dies at 47
  • 1974 René A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillean poet, dies at 57
  • 1975 Vittorio Gui, Italian composer (Batture d'aspetto), dies at 90
  • 1977 Robert C "Cal" Hubbard, US baseball player/umpire, dies at 77
  • 1979 John Stuart, actor (Number 17), dies at 81
  • 1979 Karel Reiner, composer, dies at 69
  • 1979 S J Perelman, US humorist (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 75
  • 1981 David Guion, composer, dies at 88
  • 1981 Albert Cohen, Swiss author (b. 1895)
  • 1982 Peterus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist, dies at 47
  • 1983 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist, dies at 78
  • 1984 Alberta Hunter, US blues singer/composer, dies at 89
  • 1987 Abdul Malek Ukil, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1925)
  • 1990 Ralph Abernathy, civil rights activist, dies at 64
  • 1991 J[ames] G Devlin, actor (No Surrender), dies at 84
  • 1991 Piet van Est, The Vuurbal, cyclist (7x Tour de France), dies at 57
  • 1991 Tennessee Ernie Ford, country singer, dies of liver disease at 72
  • 1992 Ton Hasebos, cameraman/TV director (Gnome Hasebos), dies
  • 1992 Herman Johannes, Indonesian professor, scientist and politician (b. 1912)
  • 1993 Frank J Del Giudice, US industrial designer (Boeing 747), dies at 77
  • 1993 Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist, dies at 84
  • 1993 Wim van Dooren, theologist/humanist/philosopher, dies
  • 1993 Criss Oliva, American musician (Savatage) (b. 1963)
  • 1994 Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby League Player, dies at 83
  • 1994 Bernard Caulfield, judge, dies at 80
  • 1994 Dmitri Cholodov, Russian journalist, murdered at 27
  • 1994 Joan Barbara Grigor, artist, dies at 50
  • 1994 Rik van Bentum, painter/art director of Paradiso, dies at 57
  • 1995 Peter Hinchcliff, historian, dies at 66
  • 1996 Berthold Goldschmidt, composer/conductor, dies at 93
  • 1996 Christopher Acland, musician, dies at 30
  • 1997 Paul Edwin Zimmer, sci-fi writer, dies of heart attack at 54
  • 1998 Joan Hickson, British actress (b. 1906)
  • 1998 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist
  • 1999 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (b. 1915)
  • 2000 Leo Nomellini, wrestler (b. 1924)
  • 2001 Jay Livingston, American songwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2001 Rehavam Zeevi, Israeli politician (b. 1926)
  • 2002 Derek Bell, Irish harpist (The Chieftans) (b. 1935)
  • 2002 Aileen Riggin, American swimmer (b. 1906)
  • 2004 Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (b. 1952)
  • 2005 Ba Jin, Chinese writer (b. 1904)
  • 2005 Franky Gee, European techno artist (b. 1962)
  • 2006 Daniel Emilfork, French actor (b. 1924)
  • 2006 Christopher Glenn, American newscaster (b. 1938)
  • 2007 Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (b. 1918)
  • 2007 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (b. 1931)