On This Day for 2nd October

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 217

  • 939 Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans
  • 976 Hisham II appointed kalief of Cordoba
  • 1134 Storm flood ravages Zeeland county

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1187 Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria Saladin
1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria
Saladin
  • 1263 The battle of Largs fought between Norwegians and Scots.
  • 1492 King Henry VII of England invades France
  • 1518 English cardinal Thomas Wolsey makes European plan

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1535 Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal)

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • 1540 Venice/Turkey signs peace

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1552 Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • 1572 Spanish army occupies/plunders/destroys Mechelen
  • 1608 Hans Lippershey applies for patent for first known early telescope in the Netherlands
  • 1614 French King Louis XIII declared an adult at 13
  • 1656 English North American colony of Connecticut passes law against Quakers
  • 1700 Spanish king Carlos II appoints Philip van Anjou, heir to throne
  • 1760 Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin [NS=10/13]
  • 1787 Maagden House opens in Amsterdam

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1789 George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1792 Baptist Missionary Society forms in London
  • 1795 Tula (leader slave uprising) sentence to death in Curacao
  • 1799 Duke of York & Russians capture Alkmaar in Netherlands
  • 1804 Britain mobilizes to protect against French invasion

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1833 Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe Argentina

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1833 NY Anti-Slavery Society organized
  • 1835 Battle of Gonzales fought between Texan settlers and Mexican forces. First engagement of the Texas revolution
  • 1836 Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle (after 5 years)
  • 1851 The pasilalinic-sympathetic compass is demonstrated but proves to be a fake.
  • 1853 Austrian law forbids Jews from owning land
  • 1861 Former US VP John C Breckinridge flees Kentucky
  • 1864 Battle of Saltville, VA
  • 1866 J Osterhoudt patents tin can with key opener
  • 1870 Italy annexes Rome & Papal States; Rome made Italian capital

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1871 Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrested for bigamy

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • 1872 Morgan State University founded
  • 1876 16th British Golf Open: Bob Martin shoots a 176 at St Andrews
  • 1879 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Musgrave Ritual" (BG)
  • 1889 1st Pan American conference (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1889 In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
  • 1895 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper
  • 1899 Orange Free state mobilizes
  • 1901 First Royal Naval submarine launched at Barrow

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1902 Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is published by Frederick Warne & Co. in London.

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

1906 Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1907 Phillies Eddie Grant goes 7 for 7 in a doubleheader vs Giants
  • 1908 Addie Joss perfect game stops Ed Walsh 1-0 who won 40 in a row
  • 1909 1st rugby match (Twickenham)
  • 1910 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)
  • 1910 Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)

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1912 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, at invitation of Gandhi, arrives in South Africa on a 26-day tour; he also visits Tolstoy Farm

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1913 Phillies beat NY Giants 2 games out of 3 in a tripleheader
  • 1916 Grover Cleveland Alexander records his 16th shutout of year
  • 1916 San Diego Zoo founded
  • 1919 1st edition "Volkskrant" (People's newspaper) published in Neth

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1919 US President Woodrow Wilson has a stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1920 Only tripleheader of century (Reds win 13-4, 7-3 then Pirates win 6-0)
  • 1920 The Chinese sign an agreement with the Russo-Asiatic Bank, largely French and Russian controlled, which will oversee the Chinese Eastern Railway, but give local supervision to China

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1921 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1923 British occuping army leaves Constantinople
  • 1923 Harry Heilmann goes 2-for-2, sit out rest of season, except for a pinch single on final day, hitting .403
  • 1924 League of Nations approves protocols of Geneva
  • 1926 Bert Gibb of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
  • 1928 The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, was founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá.
  • 1931 Pope Pius XI encyclical On economic crisis
  • 1932 NY Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs in 29th World Series
  • 1932 Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0
  • 1933 Eugene O'Neill's comedy "Ah, Wilderness" premieres in NYC

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1935 Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1935 NY Hayden Planetarium, 4th in US, opens
  • 1936 1st alcohol power plant forms, Atchison, Kansas
  • 1936 Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject nazism
  • 1936 French franc devalued, relatively late and after Britain (1931) and the US (1933)
  • 1936 NY Yankees score World Series record 18 runs, beating Giants 18-4
  • 1936 Tony Lazzeri becomes 1st Yank to hit a World Series grand slam

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1937 FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1938 Indian Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers (Chester Laabs 5 times)
  • 1939 Birdbaths installed in Union Square, SF
  • 1940 17 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940 British Council receives Royal Charter
  • 1940 British liner Empress loaded with refugees for Canada, sunk
  • 1941 6 Paris synagogues are bombed by Gestapo
  • 1941 Germans launch attack on Moscow
  • 1942 "Queen Mary" slices cruiser "Curacao" in half, killing 338
  • 1943 Japanse troops leave Kolombangara, Solomon Island
  • 1943 Yankees sweep 14th doubleheader of year, beating Browns, 5-1 & 7-6
  • 1944 Nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people
  • 1944 US B-17's drops pamphlets on Walcheren
  • 1946 1st network soap opera-Faraway Hill-Dumont
  • 1947 "Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 124 performances
  • 1947 Revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted

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1947 Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1948 "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 725 performances
  • 1949 St Louis Browns use 9 pitchers, lose to Whites Sox 4-3
  • 1949 USSR recognizes People's Republic of China
  • 1949 Yanks & Red Sox, tied for 1st place, play final game of season. Yanks win 5-3 & clinch pennant #16

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1950 1st strip of Charlie Brown, "Li'l Folks", later "Peanuts", by Charles M. Schulz published in 9 papers

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz
  • 1950 Red Sox Dom DiMaggio leads AL with only 15 stolen bases
  • 1950 Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions
  • 1950 Chic Cards Jim Hardy passes for 6 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (55-13)
  • 1951 1st Netherland TV broadcast (Toverspiegel)
  • 1951 Dodgers beat Giants 10-0, in 2nd game of play-offs

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 250

  • 1452 King Richard III, of England (1483-85)
  • 1470 Isabella of Naples, Duchess of Milan (d. 1524)
  • 1538 Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal (d. 1584)
  • 1595 Jacob Louys, Flemish engraver
  • 1616 A Gryphius, writer
  • 1644 François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (d. 1724)
  • 1646 Guillaume Poitevin, composer
  • 1704 Frantisek Ignac Antonin Tuma, composer
  • 1722 Leopold Widhalm, Austrian luthier (d. 1776)
  • 1737 Franz Schneider, composer
  • 1752 Samuel Story, Dutch admiral (Battle at Kamperduin)
  • 1756 Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist/graphic artist
  • 1756 Josef Jawurek, composer
  • 1768 William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (d. 1854)
  • 1792 Philip Cipriani Hambley Potter, pianist/composer

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1800 Nat Turner, Southhampton County Virginia, leader of major slave rebellion (1831)

Rebel Slave Nat Turner
Rebel Slave
Nat Turner
  • 1809 Anton Emil Titl, composer
  • 1817 Gunnar Wennerberg, composer
  • 1819 George Washington Getty, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1901)
  • 1821 Alexander Peter "Old Straight" Stewart, Lt Gen (Confederate Army)
  • 1822 Joannes Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch Internal minister (1877-79)
  • 1827 Edmund Jackson Davis, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • 1828 Charles Floquet, French statesman (d. 1896)
  • 1832 Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist
  • 1832 Julius von Sachs, botanist/naturalist
  • 1833 Rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (d. 1897)
  • 1835 Louis A Ranvier, French anatomist/historian
  • 1839 Hans Thoma, painter
  • 1847 Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorf und Hindenburg, German president
  • 1851 Ferdinand Foch, France, Allied military commander and hero during WW I
  • 1852 William Ramsay, chemist
  • 1857 Marthinus T Steyn, pres of Orange-Free state (1896-1902)
  • 1866 Charles de Souzy Ricketts, artist

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1869 Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], Porbandar Kathiawad India, pacifist and spiritual leader, (d. 1948)

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1871 Cordell Hull, US Secretary of State (1933-44), lowered tariffs (Nobel 1945)
  • 1871 Martha Brookes Hutcheson, American landscape architect (d. 1959)
  • 1873 Pelham Warner, cricketer (England 1898-1912, later notable official)
  • 1873 Stephen Warfield Gambrill, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District (d. 1924)
  • 1875 Henry Fevrier, composer
  • 1878 Francois C Schlumberger, French physicist
  • 1879 Wallace Stevens, Reading Pa, poet (Ideas of Order)
  • 1880 George Alexander Russell, composer
  • 1881 Fred Barlow, composer
  • 1882 Boris Shaposhnikov, Russian military commander (d. 1945)
  • 1885 Ruth Bryan Rohde, US, (Rep), minister to Denmark
  • 1886 Pieter "Pierre" Balledux, stage manager/Dutch resistance fighter

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1890 Groucho Marx, [Julius], comedian (Marx Bros, You Bet Your Life), born in NYC, New York

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • 1891 H V Porter, basketball pioneer, created fan shape backboard
  • 1893 Leroy B Shield, US pianist/producer/composer (Laurel & Hardy)
  • 1895 Bud Abbott, Asbury Pk NJ, comedian (Abbott & Costello)
  • 1895 Louis Lebeer, Dutch art historian
  • 1896 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [OS=Sep 20]
  • 1896 Fritz Eberhard, [Hellmut Rauschenplat], W-German lawyer/resistor (Law)
  • 1896 Liaqat Ali Khan, Pakistan's first Prime Minister (d. 1951)

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1900 Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff], Dvinsk, Famous Russian clown

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown
  • 1901 Christopher Clarkson, test Pilot
  • 1901 [Ignatius] Roy [D] Campbell, South African poet (Flowering Rifle)
  • 1901 Charles Stark Draper, Windsor Missouri, American Scientist and Engineer who headed the team that invented the Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology for aircraft, space vehicles, and submarines
  • 1902 Dick Ket, Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • 1902 Leopold Figl, premier of Austria
  • 1904 Dermot Boyle, marshal (RAF)
  • 1904 Godfrey Baseley, radio executive
  • 1904 Shi Lal Bahadur Shastri, India premier (1964-66)

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1904 [Henry] Graham Greene, English novelist (Brighton Rock, The Power and the Glory), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (d. 1991)

  • 1906 John Humphreys Whitfield, scholar of Italian language & literature
  • 1907 Alexander Robertus, organic chemist
  • 1907 Lord Todd, chemist
  • 1907 William Marshall, producer/director/actor/singer (Blackmail)
  • 1911 Stuart Rose, designer (British Post Office)
  • 1911 Jack Finney, American author (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Eric Wilson, VC/British Lt Col
  • 1913 Vivian Ridler, printer (Oxford University)
  • 1913 Karl Miller, German footballer (d. 1967)
  • 1914 Albe Vidakovic, composer
  • 1914 Bengt Viktor Johansson, composer
  • 1914 Charles Drake, Bayside actor (Air Force, Glenn Miller Story), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Jack Parsons, American rocket scientist, author, and occultist (d. 1952)
  • 1914 Bernarr Rainbow, historian of music education, organist, and choir master (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, musician
  • 1917 Francis Jackson, organist & master of Music/York minister
  • 1917 William Marshall, band leader (Pennsylvanians), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1917 Charles Drake, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Christian de Duve, Thames Ditton, Surrey, cytologist and biochemist (Nobel, 1974), (d. 2013)
  • 1919 Geoffrey Luttrell, Lord-Lt of Somerset
  • 1919 Shirley Clarke, film director
  • 1920 William Cramond, psychiatrist/vice-chancellor (Stirling University)
  • 1921 A Scott Crossfield, US Test pilot (XS-1)
  • 1921 Robert Runcie, [Kennedy], Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1922 Otmar Macha, composer
  • 1922 Thomas T Nkobi, S Afr ANC-leader (Alexandra-bus boycott 1957)
  • 1922 Wolfhart U Pannenberg, German theologist (Gingham Girl)
  • 1923 Jack Dellal, English immovables-goedbezitter/multi-millionaire, (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Sam Wainwright, deputy chairman (British Post Office)
  • 1925 Alois Pinos, composer
  • 1925 Brian Dilton, British lord justice of appeal
  • 1926 Jan Morris, travel writer (Among the Cities, Hong Kong, Journeys)
  • 1928 Anthony Tippett, British chief of Fleet Support
  • 1928 Clay Felker, St Louis, journalist (NY Herald Tribune, Esquire)
  • 1928 George Emmett McFarland, Dallas, act (Spanky-Our Gang/Little Rascals)
  • 1928 James Porter, CEO (Commonwealth Institute)

Famous Weddings

  • 1900 Belgium crown prince Albert von Saksen-Coburg weds Elisabeth of Bayern
  • 1909 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill (20) marries 1st wife Kathleen Jenkins
  • 1955 Actress Joyce Randolph marries publisher Richard Charles
  • 1970 Scottish singer Donovan (24) weds Linda Lawrence at Windsor Registry Office

HeartWedding of Interest

1970 Actor Christopher Plummer (40) weds actress Elaine Taylor (26) in Montreal, Quebec

HeartWedding of Interest

1993 Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis

Director Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee

HeartWedding of Interest

1999 "Matchbox Twenty" lead singer Rob Thomas (27) weds model Marisol Maldonado in Santa Ynez, California

Rocker Rob Thomas
Rocker
Rob Thomas

HeartWedding of Interest

2004 "Piano Man" singer-songwriter Billy Joel (55) weds television food critic and chef Katie Lee (23) at 15-acre waterfront estate in Centre Island, New York

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • 2004 "Married ... With Children" actress Katey Sagal (50) weds "The Shield" writer Kurt Sutter (42) in Los Feliz, California
  • 2005 Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter Evhenya Tymoshenko weds "Death Valley Screamers" musician Sean Carr at 11th century Vydubychi Monastery in Kiev, Ukraine

HeartWedding of Interest

2011 Canadian stand-up comedian and actor Seth Rogen (30) weds screenwriter Lauren Miller at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, California

Actor & Writer Seth Rogen
Actor & Writer
Seth Rogen

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1942 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (41) divorces Alpha Smith after 4 years of marriage

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 114

  • 472 Olybrius, emperor of Westromeinse republic (472), dies
  • 939 Gilbert (Giselbert), Duke of Lorraine drowns trying to cross the Rhine at about 49
  • 1113 Mawdoed, Selchuk emir/governor of Mosul, dies
  • 1264 Urbanus IV, [Jacques Pantaleon], French Pope (1261-64), dies
  • 1517 John Murmelius, humanist/theory/school book writer, dies at about 37
  • 1559 Jacquet of Mantua, French composer (b. 1483)
  • 1564 Andreas Vesalius, [Andries of Wesel], Flemish anatomist, dies at 49
  • 1588 Bernardino Telesio, Italian philosopher (Rerum in Child), dies
  • 1617 Isaac Oliver, miniature painter, dies
  • 1626 Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, conde de Gondomar, Spanish diplomat (b. 1567)
  • 1629 Pierre the Barulle, French cardinal/founder (French Oratorio), dies
  • 1629 Antonio Cifra, Italian composer (b. 1584)
  • 1656 Stephan Otto, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1678 Wu San-kuei, gen, invited Manchus to China, dies trying to expel them
  • 1707 Anne Jules duke the Noailles, marshal of France (huguenot), dies at 57
  • 1721 Benott Audran, artist/engraver, dies
  • 1724 François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (b. 1644)
  • 1729 Arnold Boonen, portrait painter, dies at 60
  • 1746 Josiah Burchett, English Secretary of the Admiralty
  • 1764 William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • 1775 Chiyo-ni, Japanese poet (b. 1703)
  • 1780 John Andre, British major, hanged by Americans (spied with B Arnold)
  • 1782 Charles Lee, British and U.S. general (b. 1732)
  • 1786 August Keppel, 1st viscount/naval commander/politican, dies

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1803 Samuel Adams, US revolutionary (Boston Massacre-Tea Party) and politican, dies at 81

US Revolutionary Samuel Adams
US Revolutionary
Samuel Adams
  • 1804 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French steam vehicle pioneer (b. 1725)
  • 1809 Wybo Fijnje, politician/patriot/journalist, dies at 59
  • 1817 Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov, Russian naval commander and admiral (b. 1744)
  • 1823 Daniel Steibelt, composer, dies at 57 [OS=Sept 20]
  • 1842 Jose Mariano Elizaga, composer, dies at 56
  • 1842 William Ellery Channing, cleric/writer, dies
  • 1850 Sarah Biffin/Beffin, limbless miniature painter, dies
  • 1853 D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist (chromosome), dies
  • 1860 Louis Hersent, painter, dies
  • 1863 Justinus van de Brugghen, lawyer/minister of Justice, dies
  • 1872 Eberhard F Walcker, organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt A/M), dies
  • 1873 Cornelius Varley, water-color painter, dies
  • 1905 Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuban/French sonnet poet, dies at 62
  • 1915 Russell Alexander, composer, dies at 38
  • 1916 Benjamin Kidel, English sociologist (Social Evolution), dies at 58
  • 1919 Ernest Halliwell, cricketer (South African wicketkeeper 1892-1904), dies
  • 1920 Max Bruch, composer, dies at 82
  • 1927 Svante August Arrhenius, chemist, dies
  • 1931 Thomas Johnstone Lipton, sportsman/merchant, dies
  • 1936 G H Simpson-Hayward, cricketer (Eng 1910, great lob bowlers), dies
  • 1938 Alexandru Averescu, Romanian soldier and politician (b. 1859)
  • 1943 Robert Nathaniel Dett, composer, dies at 60
  • 1944 Rudolf Schmundt, German gen/Hitlers army adjunct, dies from injuries
  • 1947 Peter D. Ouspensky, Russian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1878)
  • 1955 O B Clarence, actor (Penn of Pensnsylvania), dies
  • 1956 George Bancroft, actor (Texas, Stagecoach, Little Men), dies at 74
  • 1956 Paul de Backer, Belgian radiologist, dies at 73
  • 1958 Marie Stopes, birth control pioneer, dies
  • 1960 Jaroslav Doubrava, composer, dies at 51
  • 1961 Reggie Spooner, cricketer (England centurion v South Africa 1912), dies
  • 1962 Frank Lovejoy, actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), dies at 48
  • 1962 Boris Y. Bukreev, Russian mathematician (b. 1859)
  • 1965 [John] Selwyn (Brooke) Lloyd, British statesman, dies
  • 1967 Albertina Rasch, ballerina/choreographer, dies at 76

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1968 Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor (Nude Descending a Staircase), dies at 81

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp
  • 1969 Katharine Susannah Prichard, novelist (Black Opal), dies at 85
  • 1970 Alfred Julius Swan, composer, dies at 79
  • 1970 Anders Bo Leif Linde, composer, dies at 37
  • 1971 Bola de Nieve, Cuban singer, pianist, and songwriter (b. 1911)

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1973 Paavo "Flying Finn" Nurmi, who won 6 Olympic gold medals, dies at 76

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1973 Paul Hartman, actor (Bert-Petticoat Junction), dies at 84
  • 1974 Ina Seidel, writer, dies at 89
  • 1975 Wade Crosby, actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood), dies at 70
  • 1975 Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)
  • 1980 Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46
  • 1981 Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer/pianist, dies at 63
  • 1981 Harry Golden, American journalist (b. 1902)
  • 1982 William Bernbach, advertising magnate, dies at 71
  • 1983 Gerald Strang, Canadian composer, dies at 75
  • 1985 George Savalas, actor (Kojak), dies at 58
  • 1985 Rock Hudson, actor (MacMillian & Wife), dies of AIDS at 59
  • 1985 Sidney Clute, actor (Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), dies at 69
  • 1987 Madeleine Carroll, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), dies at 81
  • 1987 Peter Brian Medawar, medical scientist, dies
  • 1988 Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer, developer of the Mini (b. 1906)
  • 1989 Liesbeth Ribbius Peletier, Neth's 1st female advisor of State, dies
  • 1991 Dimitrios I, patriarch/primus interparis orthodox Christians, dies
  • 1991 Jan H Christianse, political chairman (CDA), dies
  • 1993 Henry Ringling North, circus owner (Ringling Bros Circus), dies at 83
  • 1994 Faith Davis, oldest triplets (Charity & Hope survive), dies at 95
  • 1994 Harriet Nelson, American actress, dies of congestive heart failure at 80
  • 1994 Ronald James Herron, architect, dies at 64
  • 1995 Elizabeth Jane Lloyd, artist/teacher, dies at 67
  • 1995 Norman Ewart Thurston, musician, dies at 74
  • 1996 Andrey Lukanov, PM of Bulgaria (1990), assassinated at 58
  • 1996 Frideswide Frances Emma Knight, musician/socialist, dies at 85
  • 1996 Ivan Mark Waller, mountaineer, dies at 89
  • 1996 Robert Bourassa, PM of province of Quebec (1970-76, 85-93), dies at 63
  • 1996 Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman, dies at 79
  • 1996 Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian, dies at 93
  • 1998 Gene Autry, American singer, actor, and entrepreneur (b. 1907)
  • 1998 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian racing driver (b. 1924)
  • 1999 Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (b. 1921)
  • 2001 Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906)
  • 2002 Heinz von Foerster, Austrian-born physicist and philosopher (b. 1911)