On This Day for 24th October

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 179

  • 1260 Saif ad-Din Qutuz, third Mamluk sultan of Egypt, is assassinated by Baibars, by a fellow Mamluk leader, who seizes power for himself.
  • 1260 The spectacular Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 1360 The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years' War.
  • 1492 24 Jews are burned at the stake in Mecklenburg, Germany
  • 1531 Bavaria joins Schmalkaldische Union
  • 1593 Alleged teleportation of Spanish soldier Gil Perez from the Philippines to Mexico
  • 1596 -26] Battle at Kerestes: Ottoman beat Austria-Hungary & Germany
  • 1648 Treaty of Westphalia ends The Thirty Year's War in the Holy Roman Empire; Switzerland's independence recognized
  • 1656 Treaty of Vilnius: Russia & Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant
  • 1681 Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London
  • 1795 3rd Partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia

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1812 Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1818 Felix Mendelssohn, 9, performs his first public concert (Berlin)
  • 1836 A Phillips patents match
  • 1851 William Lassell discovers Ariel & Umbriel, satellites of Uranus
  • 1856 Constitution of South Australia adopted
  • 1857 World's first soccer club, Sheffield F C, founded in Yorkshire, England
  • 1861 First US transcontinental telegram is sent (from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.)
  • 1861 West Virginia seceded from Virginia
  • 1871 Mob in Los Angeles, California hang 18 Chinese
  • 1881 Levi P Morton, US ambasador to France drives first rivet in Statue of Liberty

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1882 Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Microbiologist
Robert Koch
  • 1885 Johann Strauss' operetta "Zigeunerbaron (Gypsy Baron)" premieres in Vienna
  • 1889 Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
  • 1899 Battle at Rietfontein, South Africa: Boers vs British army
  • 1900 General Redvers Buller returns to England
  • 1901 First woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor)
  • 1903 First trotter to run a mile under 2 minutes (Lou Dillon 1:58.1)
  • 1903 George Sutton becomes billards champion
  • 1904 First New York subway opens
  • 1908 Billy Murray hits the charts with "Take Me Outto the Ball Game"
  • 1909 Italy and Russia sign the Racconigi Pact in which both nations promise to support the status quo in the Balkans

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1911 Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole

Naval Officer and Explorer Robert Scott
Naval Officer and Explorer
Robert Scott

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1911 Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina setting a new world record that stood for 10 years.

  • 1913 Joe Tinker fired as Cin Reds manager
  • 1916 Moroccan troops capture Ft Douaumont
  • 1917 Battle at Caporetto: German & Austria smash Italian army
  • 1922 German parliament mandates Ebert president until July 1925
  • 1922 Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State
  • 1923 Gen Otto von Lossow calls Reichswehr to Berlin to form a dictatorship
  • 1924 Christian Gen Feng Joe Siang occupies Beijing
  • 1924 Nobel prize for physiology/medicine awarded to W Einthoven

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1926 Harry Houdini's last performance, which was at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • 1929 "Black Thursday", start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
  • 1929 Rudy Vallee's "The Fleishmann's Yeast Hour" begins broadcasting on NBC radio
  • 1929 Belgian princess Marie-Jose & Italian crown prince Umberto get engaged, assassination attempt on Umberto fails

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1930 A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ousts Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getúlio Vargas then installed as "provisional president."

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • 1931 George Washington Bridge linking New York City and New Jersey dedicated, opens the next day

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1931 Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • 1932 British government signs trade treaty with USSR

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1933 Langston Hughes' "Mulatto" premieres in NYC

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • 1935 Italy invades Ethiopia [10/2]
  • 1935 Judge Landis fines ump George Moriarty, Cubs mgr Charlie Grimm & Chic players W English, B Jurges & B Herman for actions in World Series
  • 1938 US forbids child labor in factories
  • 1939 Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"

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1939 Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1939 Nazi require wearing of Star of David by Jews
  • 1939 Nylon stockings go on sale for first time (Wilmington, Delaware)
  • 1940 US Fair Labor Standards of 1938 comes into effect - minimum wage, 44 hr week

Conference-meetingMeeting of Interest

1940 Hitler meets Marshal Pétain

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1940 Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball
  • 1940 Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants
  • 1942 Second day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry
  • 1943 Anti-nazi Clandestine Radio Soldatsender Calais begins transmitting
  • 1944 Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners
  • 1944 US air raid on Japanese battleships/cruisers in Sibuya Sea: Musashi sinks
  • 1944 US aircraft carrier Princeton sinks at Philippines
  • 1944 US capt David Mccampbell shoots down 9-11 Jap planes in Gulf of Leyte

Conference-meetingUnited Nations Charter

1945 Charter of United Nations comes into effect

  • 1945 France (PC/PS/MRP win parliamentary election (25/24/23%)
  • 1946 Netherlands & Indonesia sign cease fire
  • 1946 A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
  • 1947 Series of forest fires $30 million of timber (New England States)
  • 1948 Bernard M Baruch introduces term "Cold War"
  • 1948 Francis Poulenc's "Sinfonietta" premieres
  • 1948 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical In Multiplicibus Curis
  • 1948 WJBK TV channel 2 in Detroit, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1951 Jan de Hartog's "Four Poster" premieres in NYC
  • 1951 United Nations publishes its first postage stamps
  • 1952 Arab Liberation Movement becomes only political party in Syria
  • 1953 KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1954 Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1954 5th Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by 16.86 points
  • 1956 Margaret Towner becomes first woman to be ordained into the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA)
  • 1956 AP names Cin manager Birdie Tebbets as NL Manager of the Year
  • 1956 Soviet troops invade Hungary, Imre Nagy becomes PM of Hungary
  • 1957 Cin Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
  • 1957 The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
  • 1958 USSR lends Egypt 400 million rubles to build Aswan Dam
  • 1959 US premier of D Sjostakovitch's 1st Cello concert
  • 1960 Disaster on USSR (Baikonoer) launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin & team (165 die-unconfirmed); USSR claims killed in plane crash
  • 1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC for 55 performances
  • 1962 Cuban missile crisis: US blockade of Cuba begins
  • 1963 "110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 performances
  • 1963 KRO shows first episode of Bonanza
  • 1963 Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award
  • 1964 "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 1964 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan
  • 1964 Belgian paratroops liberate 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville
  • 1964 Dr Kenneth David Kaunda becomes president of Zambia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 229


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51 Domitian, Roman Emperor (d. 96)

Roman Emperor Domitian
Roman Emperor
Domitian
  • 1378 David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, heir to the throne of Scotland (d. 1402)
  • 1607 John Lievensz, painter/etcher/wood carver
  • 1632 Antony van Leeuwenhoek, Hol, naturalist (Philosophical Transactions)
  • 1675 Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician (d. 1749)
  • 1710 Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer (d. 1773)
  • 1763 Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (d. 1839)
  • 1788 Sarah Josepha Hale, author (Mary Had a Little Lamb)
  • 1789 Jean C Baud, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1834-6)
  • 1789 Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, composer
  • 1794 Friedrich B Freiherr von Gagern, German/Dutch army commandant
  • 1796 August v Platen, writer
  • 1804 Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (d. 1891)
  • 1808 Ernst Friedrich Richter, composer
  • 1808 Carl Bernhard von Cotta, Meiningen, Germany, German geologist
  • 1811 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor
  • 1815 John Edwards, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • 1817 Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés, Draguignan, France, French chemist and inventor of margarine
  • 1830 Belva Bennett Lockwood, attorney (1st lady to argue in Supreme Court)
  • 1842 Josef Nesvera, composer
  • 1844 Karl Lueger, anti semitic mayor of Vienna
  • 1854 Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist (Heterogenen Gleichgewichte)
  • 1855 James S. Sherman, Vice President of the United States (d. 1912)
  • 1857 Ned Williamson, American baseball player (d. 1894)
  • 1863 Manuel Manrique de Lara y Berry, composer
  • 1867 Franco Leoni, composer
  • 1868 Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (d. 1969)
  • 1872 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (d. 1957)
  • 1873 Edmund Taylor Whittaker, Southport, Lancashire, U.K., British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions)
  • 1875 Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (d. 1958)
  • 1877 Pavel Grigor'yevich, composer
  • 1877 Rika H E Hopper, Dutch actress (Anastasia)
  • 1878 Hermann Claudius, German folk poet (Meister Bertram)
  • 1881 Paulus B Barth, Swiss painter/lithographer
  • 1882 Sybil Thorndike, England, actress (Saint Joan)
  • 1882 Emmerich Kálmán, Siófok, Austria-Hungary, Hungarian composer of operettas
  • 1885 Ernest Claes, Belgian author (Saints from Zichem)
  • 1886 Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet (El Libro Blanco)
  • 1887 Victoria von Battenberg, wife of Spanish king Alfonso
  • 1887 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (d. 1917)
  • 1890 Chicago Mainbocher, uniform designer (Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Waves)
  • 1890 Kathleen Lockhart Manning, composer
  • 1891 Geertruida M W "Truus" Bakker, Dutch actress (The Two Orphans)
  • 1891 Rafael L Trujillo Molina, president/dictator of Dom Rep (1930-61)
  • 1892 Kurt Huber, German philosopher/resistance fighter
  • 1894 Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (d. 1987)
  • 1896 Jack Warner, [Waters], actor (Christmas Carol), born in London, England
  • 1897 Lazar Weiner, composer
  • 1899 Ferhat Abbas, Algerian pharmacist/MP chairman (1962-63)
  • 1900 Elizabeth Hill, teacher of Salvonic languages
  • 1900 Karl Otto Runolfsson, composer
  • 1901 Gilda Gray, Polish-born American actress and dancer (d. 1959)

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1903 Melvin Purvis, Timmonsville South Carolina, American FBI agent

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis

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1904 Moss Hart, playwright (You Can't Take it With You, Act 1), born in The Bronx, New York

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart
  • 1905 Elizabeth Poston, composer
  • 1906 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, painter
  • 1906 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (d. 1968)
  • 1908 John Alwyne Kitching, zoologist
  • 1908 John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1909 Bill Carr, American athlete (d. 1966)
  • 1911 Clarence M Kelley, FBI head
  • 1911 Sonny Terry, blind Piedmont blues musician, born in Greensboro, Georgia (d. 1986)
  • 1911 Paul Grégoire, French Canadian archbishop of Montreal (d. 1993)
  • 1911 Nathaniel Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle)
  • 1913 Molly Mary Hyde, cricketer
  • 1913 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (d. 1984)
  • 1915 Jean Vallerand, composer
  • 1915 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (Figaro-Barber of Seville)
  • 1915 Bob Kane, American cartoonist (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Roger Milliken, American millionaire
  • 1915 Marghanita Laski, British Journalist and Novelist(d. 1988)
  • 1917 Marshall Goldberg, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)
  • 1919 Frank Piasecki, American aeronautical engineer (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Louise H "Lous" Hensen, actress (Medea, Uncle Wanja)
  • 1920 Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Denise Levertov, American poet/essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin)
  • 1923 Reed van Delft, [Hendrika M Schwartz], actress (Golden draagkoets)
  • 1924 Jose Casanovas, composer
  • 1924 Piet Roozenburg, World champ checker player (1948 . . 55)
  • 1925 Jayaaram N Reddy, South African politician/banker
  • 1925 Ken "Slasher" Mackay, cricketer (exciting Aussie all-rounder)
  • 1925 Luciano Berio, Oneglia Italy, composer (Chemins)
  • 1926 Y A Tittle, AAFC/NFL QB (Baltimore, SF, NY Giants, MVP 1963)
  • 1927 Renato de Grandis, composer
  • 1927 Gilbert Bécaud, French composer and actor (d. 2001)
  • 1928 Gabriel Laub, Polish writer
  • 1928 Ken Hough, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in two Tests v England 1959)
  • 1929 George H Crumb, Charleston WV, composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time)
  • 1929 James Brosnan, baseball player/writer (Long Season)
  • 1929 Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Hubert Aquin, French-Canadian novelist and activist (d. 1977)
  • 1930 Big Bopper, [JP Richardson], Sabine Pass Tx, vocalist (Chantiily Lace)
  • 1930 Johan Galtung, Norway, polemologist (Meaning of Nonviolence)
  • 1930 Raj Bagri, Indies/British merchant in metal
  • 1930 Sultan Ahmad Shah, King of Malaysia
  • 1931 Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian composer (Stimmen Verstummen)
  • 1932 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)

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1932 Robert Mundell, Canadian economist and Nobel laureate (1999), born in Kingston, Ontario

Economist/Nobel Laureate Robert Mundell
Economist/Nobel Laureate
Robert Mundell
  • 1933 Norman Rush, American writer
  • 1934 Arvind Apte, cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1969 "Love Story" actress Ali MacGraw (30) weds film producer Robert Evans (39)

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

HeartWedding of Interest

1976 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (73) weds Mary Morgan

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock
  • 2013 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 122

  • 996 Hugo Capet, king of France (987-96), dies at 58
  • 1375 King Valdemar IV of Denmark (bc. 1320)
  • 1521 Robert Fayrfax, composer, dies at 57
  • 1537 Jane Seymour, 3rd wife of Henry VIII, dies
  • 1572 Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby, English politician (bc. 1508)
  • 1579 Albrecht V von Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria, dies at 51

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1601 Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer, dies in Prague at 54

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
Tycho Brahe
  • 1649 Ferdinand van Boisschot, South Neth diplomat, dies at about 89
  • 1655 Pierre Gassendi, French philosopher, dies at 63
  • 1667 Gabriel Metsu, Dutch painter, buried
  • 1667 Godefroy Wendelin, Flemish astronomer, dies at 87
  • 1669 William Prynne, English Puritan leader (b. 1600)
  • 1672 John Webb, English architect (b. 1611)
  • 1679 Barent Avercamp, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 66
  • 1708 Kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician
  • 1785 Jean-Jacques Robson, composer, dies at 64
  • 1789 Joaquin de Oxinaga, composer, dies at 69
  • 1789 Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet, dies at 68
  • 1799 Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, dies at 59
  • 1821 Elias Boudinot, American President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)
  • 1842 Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule, dies at 64

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1852 Daniel Webster, lawyer/speaker/minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 70

American Statesman Daniel Webster
American Statesman
Daniel Webster
  • 1860 Elie Decazes, French Bourbon Restoration politician, dies at 80
  • 1864 James Jay Archer, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 46
  • 1869 Joseph Jackson Lister, British optician who perfected the optical microscope by designing the achromatic objective lens, dies at 83
  • 1875 Raffaello Carboni, Italian writer
  • 1897 Francis Turner Palgrave, poet/editor (Golden Treasury), dies at 73
  • 1898 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (b. 1824)
  • 1901 Paul Henrion, composer, dies at 82
  • 1902 Vladislav Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 69
  • 1912 Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Zeesterre), dies at 83
  • 1915 Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (b. 1828)
  • 1918 Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86
  • 1922 George Cadbury, British chocolate and cocoa manufacturer (b. 1839)
  • 1925 Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Lusy), dies at 56
  • 1929 Peter J Blok, Dutch historian, dies at 74
  • 1930 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor/director (Dr Faustus), dies at 26
  • 1931 Murray Bisset, cricketer (S Afr)/Chief Justice of Rhodesia, dies
  • 1938 Ernst Barlach, writer, dies at 68
  • 1940 Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74
  • 1940 Pierre Weiss, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism) dies at 75
  • 1942 Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (1 Test England 1921, 1 run, 1 catch), dies
  • 1943 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (b. 1912)
  • 1944 Lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54
  • 1944 Louis Renault, French automobile manufacturer (b. 1877)
  • 1945 Robert Ley, German nazi, commits suicide
  • 1945 Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian Min of Defense/PM (1942-45), executed at 58
  • 1948 Franz Lehar, Austrian/Hungarian composer (Wiener Frauen), dies at 78
  • 1949 Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer, dies at 70
  • 1952 Frederick Jacobi, composer, dies at 61
  • 1953 Ernest Irving, composer, dies at 74
  • 1955 Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, British Anthropologist (Structural Functionalism and studies of Andaman Islanders and Australian Aborigines), dies at 74
  • 1956 Henry Nicholas Ridley, British botanist (Malay Peninsula rubber industry), dies at 100
  • 1958 Esther Delterne, Flemish actress/revue-artists, dies at 81
  • 1958 Martin Fallas Shaw, composer, dies at 83
  • 1963 Beverly Wills, actress (Beverly-I Married Joan), dies at 29
  • 1966 Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1896)
  • 1967 Lyle Latell, actor (Not of the Earth, Sky Dragon), dies at 63
  • 1969 Otto Jochum, composer, dies at 71
  • 1970 Richard Hofstadter, US historian, dies at 54
  • 1971 Carl Ruggles, US composer (Evocations), dies at 95
  • 1971 Chuck Hughes, Detroit Lion collapses during game & later, dies
  • 1971 Fernand Quinet, Belgian composer/conductor (Guerre), dies at 73

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1972 Jackie Robinson, 1st African American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1973 Jack Iverson, cricketer (5 Tests 21 wickets S1024 15 23), dies
  • 1974 David Oistrach, Russian violinist, dies at 65
  • 1975 Ismail Erez, Turkish ambassador, killed by car bomb in Paris
  • 1975 Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian (b. 1888)
  • 1976 Richard Sturzenegger, composer, dies at 70
  • 1980 Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30
  • 1981 Deborah Baltzell, actress (Karen-I'm a Big Girl Now), dies at 25
  • 1982 James Philbrook, actor (Islanders, Investigators), dies at 58
  • 1983 Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35
  • 1984 Edith Massey, actress (Polyester, Pink Flamingos), dies at 66
  • 1984 Walter Woolf King, actor/TV host (Lights Cameras Action), dies at 85
  • 1985 Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver (b. 1941)
  • 1985 Maurice Roy, Archbishop of Quebec, (b. 1905)
  • 1987 Constantin Alajalov, Russian artist, dies at 86
  • 1991 Gene Roddenberry, creator (Star Trek), dies of cardiac arrest at 70
  • 1991 Leon Clements, journalist (Interlijnen), dies at 43
  • 1992 Alexander V Van de Wall Bake, staff leader/gov KMA Breda, dies
  • 1992 Laurie Colwin, novelist (Happy All the Time), dies at 48
  • 1993 Ben Scholtens, historian (Gaama Duumi), murdered at 39
  • 1993 Desmond Nuttall, English theorist, dies at 49
  • 1993 Tonino Nardi, Italian cinematographer (Porte Manifest), dies at 54
  • 1994 Alexandr Nikolaievich Shelepin, dir of KGB (1958-61), dies
  • 1994 Gamini Dissanayake, Sri Lankain presidential candidate, murdered
  • 1994 Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), dies of stroke at 54
  • 1995 Emile Jonassaint, president of Haiti (1994), dies at 82
  • 1995 Ronald Selby Wright, minister, dies at 87
  • 1996 Arthur Axmann, head of Hitler Youths in (1940-45), dies at 83
  • 1996 Bruce Matthews, newspaper executive, dies at 71
  • 1996 Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, diplomat, dies at 96
  • 1996 Roderick Barclay, diplomat, dies at 87
  • 1996 Sid Pye, drummer, dies at 55
  • 1996 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), dies at 53
  • 1997 Don Messick, cartoon voice (Astro-Jetsons, Bamm Bamm), dies at 62
  • 2001 Wolf Rüdiger Hess, German neo-Nazi (b. 1937)
  • 2002 Herman Gaviria, Colombian football player (b. 1969)
  • 2002 Winton M. Blount, United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)