On This Day for 27th October

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 190


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312 Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
  • 625 Honorius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 710 Saracen invasion of Sardinia.
  • 939 Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England.
  • 1275 Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.
  • 1523 English troops occupy Montalidier, France
  • 1553 Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva.
  • 1605 Spanish army under General Spinola occupies Wachtendonk
  • 1627 English assault on French Il de Ré

Victory-in-battleVictory in Battle

1644 Second Battle of Newbury: King Charles I beats parliamentary armies

King Charles I
King
Charles I
  • 1651 English troops occupy Limerick, Ireland
  • 1676 Poland & Turkey sign Peace of Warsaw
  • 1682 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is founded.
  • 1688 King James II dismissses premier Robert Spencer
  • 1702 British troops plunder St Augustine, Florida
  • 1775 US Navy forms as the Continental Navy
  • 1780 Samuel Williams and the first U.S. astronomical expedition to record an eclipse of the sun observes the event at Penobscot Bay
  • 1787 Federalist letters start appearing in New York newspapers
  • 1795 Treaty of San Lorenzo provides free navigation of Mississippi
  • 1806 The French Army enters in Berlin.
  • 1810 US annexes West Florida from Spain
  • 1830 Major-General Baron D Chasse bombs Antwerp (Belgium revolution)
  • 1838 Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.
  • 1863 Dutch railway to Harlingen opens
  • 1864 Battle of Boydton Plank Road, VA (Burgess' Mill, Southside Railroad)
  • 1864 2nd Battle of Fair Oaks, Va near Richmond
  • 1864 Confederate ship Albemarle torpedoed and sunk by a spar torpedo mounted on a steam launch
  • 1864 Siege of Petersburg, VA
  • 1867 Garibaldi marches on Rome

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1871 Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed), Democratic leader of Tammany Hall, arrested after NY Times exposed his corruption

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • 1884 Architect Henry Hardenberghs Dakota-complex opens in NYC
  • 1886 Musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain" performed in Russia
  • 1893 Hurricane hits coast between Savannah Ga & Charleston SC
  • 1896 1st Pali Road completed in Hawaii (winds so strong streams flow UP!)
  • 1901 1st complete performance of Debussy's "Nocturnes"
  • 1904 IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit), opens in NYC, subway/bus fare is set at one nickel (Bkln bridge-145 & Bdwy)
  • 1907 The first trial of the so called Eulenberg Affair, which will rock the highest circles of Germany, ends
  • 1913 Pres Wilson says US will never attack another country
  • 1914 British battleship Audacious sunk by mine
  • 1915 Andrew Fisher is replaced as Labour Prime Minister by William 'Billy' Hughes, who will advocate a more active role for Australians in the war
  • 1916 1st published reference to "jazz" appears (Variety)
  • 1916 Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasus V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zauditu.
  • 1917 20,000 women march in a suffrage parade in New York, US
  • 1919 Axeman of New Orleans claims last victim
  • 1919 US Congress sign Volstead Act
  • 1920 League of Nations moves headquarters in Geneva
  • 1920 Westinghouse radio station in East Pittsburgh, KDKA begins
  • 1922 1st commemoration of Navy Day (USA)
  • 1922 Dutch 2nd Chamber votes for child labor laws

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1922 In Italy, Liberal Luigi Facta resigns in the face of threats from Mussolini that 'either the Government will be given to us or we will seize it by marching on Rome'

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1924 The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union.
  • 1925 Water skis patented by Fred Waller
  • 1927 Queen Wilhelmina opens Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen
  • 1931 Chuhei Numbu of Japan, sets then long jump record at 26' 2½"
  • 1933 Valentin Boreyko, Russia, rower (Oly Gld 1960), (d. 2012)
  • 1935 SDAP & NVV launchs "Plan for Work" in Utrect Netherlands
  • 1938 DuPont announces its new synthetic polyamide fiber will be called "nylon"
  • 1941 Chicago Daily Tribune editorialize there will not be war with Japan
  • 1941 Nazi's directs gypsy ghetto in Belgrade
  • 1942 5th day of battle at El Alamein: heavy battles/Australian advance
  • 1942 US aircraft carrier Hornet sinks off Santa Cruz
  • 1944 Hertogenbosch & Tilburg freed from nazi occupation
  • 1944 Tito reaches free Belgrade
  • 1945 "Carib Song" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1945 1st edition of Elseviers Weekly newspaper (Elseviers Magazine)
  • 1946 Georgi Domitrovs National Front wins Bulgaria elections (78%)

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1947 "You Bet Your Life" with Groucho Marx premieres on ABC radio

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • 1947 WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1948 Albert Camus' "L'etat de Siege" premieres in Paris

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • 1948 Israel recaptures Nizzanim in Negev
  • 1948 Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc (BDS).
  • 1950 Paul Creston's 3rd Symphony "Triumph of St Joan" premieres
  • 1952 "My Darlin' Aida" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 89 performances

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1954 President Eisenhower offers aid to South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1954 WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1954 Walt Disney's 1st TV show, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • 1954 Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
  • 1955 Argentine peso devalued
  • 1955 Satomi Myodo, renews Zen nun vows & takes Buddhist name of Daien Myodo
  • 1957 Celal Bayar re-elected president of Turkey
  • 1957 WOWL TV channel 15 in Florence, AL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 Gen Ayub Khan succeeds Iskander Mirza as president of Pakistan
  • 1958 WEDU TV channel 3 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 Rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico
  • 1960 AL admits LA & Washington to the league
  • 1960 Singer Ben E King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me"
  • 1961 1st Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test
  • 1961 American Basketball League starts play
  • 1961 Outer Mongolia & Mauritania become 102nd & 103rd members of UN
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya & Sary Shagan USSR
  • 1962 "Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 performances
  • 1962 Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba
  • 1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1962 The plane of Enrico Mattei, Italian industry's most relevant figure, crashes in mysterious circumstances.
  • 1963 Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW v Qld at Gabba
  • 1963 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
  • 1964 "Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 performances
  • 1964 Congo rebel leader Christopher Gbenye holds 60 Americans & 800 Belgians

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 202

  • 1156 Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (d. 1222)
  • 1401 Catherine of Valois, queen of Henry V of England (d. 1437)

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1728 James Cook, Yorkshire, England, captain/explorer, discovered Sandwich Islands

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook
  • 1739 Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer
  • 1744 Mary Moser, English painter (d. 1819)
  • 1746 Georg Anton Kreusser, composer
  • 1760 August W A Grave von Gneisenau, Prussian fieldmarshal
  • 1761 Matthew Baillie, Shotts Manse Lanarkshire, Scottish Physician (first systematic study of pathology in 1793)
  • 1762 Gijsbert K van Hogendorp, Dutch count/minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1763 William Maclure, Ayr, Scottish-American Geologist (first geological map)
  • 1775 Traugott Maximilian Eberwein, composer
  • 1782 Niccolo Paganini, Genoa Italy, composer/violin virtuoso (Princess Lucca)
  • 1800 Benjamin Franklin Wade, MC (Union), (d. 1878)
  • 1809 Peter "Peerke" Donders, Dutch RC missionary to Suriname
  • 1811 Isaac Merrit Singer, Pittstown New York, inventor (1st practical home sewing machine)
  • 1811 Stevens Thomson Mason, first Governor of Michigan (d. 1843)
  • 1814 Daniel H. Wells, Mormon leader and politician (d. 1891)
  • 1817 Antoni Katski, composer
  • 1828 Jacob Dolson Cox, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1900)
  • 1829 Christopher Columbus Andres, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1838 John Davis Long, 32nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1915)
  • 1842 Giovanni Giolitti, 5x premier of Italy (1892..1921)
  • 1844 Klas Arnoldson, Sweden, politician/pacifist (Nobel 1908)
  • 1854 Sir William Smith, Scottish founder of the Boys' Brigade (d. 1914)

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1858 Theodore Roosevelt, (R) 26th Pres (1901-09; Nobel 1906), born in NYC, New York (d. 1919)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1865 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (d. 1958)
  • 1872 Emily Post, authority on social behavior/writer (Etiquette)
  • 1873 Henry Tate, composer
  • 1876 Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, actress (Un Soir Un Train)
  • 1877 George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • 1885 Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter (d. 1948)
  • 1889 Enid Bagnold, novelist (Chalk Garden, 1956 Award of Merit)
  • 1892 Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author/mayor of Palmeira
  • 1892 Victor E van Vriesland, Dutch poet/critic (Mirror of Dutch Poetry)
  • 1893 Johan G Dancer, Dutch poet (Meetings)
  • 1894 Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor (Residence-orch)
  • 1894 Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi General of Labor
  • 1894 Oliver Leese, British general (d. 1978)
  • 1895 John Boles, Greenville TX, singer/actor (Babes in Baghdad)
  • 1896 Edith Haisman, Titanic survivor
  • 1904 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian American soccer player (d. 1974)
  • 1906 Anton AM Struyken, minister of justice/governor Dutch Antilles
  • 1906 Earle Cabell, American politician (d. 1975)
  • 1907 Helmut Walcha, German organist (church music)
  • 1907 Moises F da Costa Gomez, premier Dutch Antilles
  • 1908 Lee Krasner, American painter (d. 1984)
  • 1910 Fred de Cordova, film/TV producer (Tonight Show)
  • 1910 Jack Carson, Manitoba Canada, actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce)
  • 1911 Leif Erickson, California, actor (Invaders from Mars, On the Waterfront)
  • 1912 Conlon Nancarrow, Texarkana Arkansas, composer (Soundings 4)
  • 1914 Dylan Thomas, Swansea Wales, poet (Child's Christmas in Wales)
  • 1914 Stanislaw Brunstein, artist
  • 1915 Harry Saltzman, St Johns NB Canada, producer (Goldfinger)
  • 1916 Bob de Lange, [Jacob Bernard], Dutch actor/director (Daniel)
  • 1916 Kazimierz Brandys, writer
  • 1917 Jack Plimsoll, cricketer (S Afr lefty quick, 3-143 in only Test 1947)
  • 1917 Oliver Tambo, co-founder (African National Congress)
  • 1917 Augustine Harris, British Bishop of Middlesbrough (d. 2007)
  • 1918 Paul Dixon, Earling Iowa, Ohio talk show host (Paul Dixon Show)
  • 1918 Teresa Wright, actress (Eleanor Gehrig-Pride of the Yankees), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Nanette Fabray, actress (Katherine-One Day at a Time), born in San Diego, California
  • 1920 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India
  • 1921 Anestis Logothetis, composer
  • 1921 Warren Allen Smith, American encyclopedist
  • 1922 Carlos Andres Perez, president of Venezuela (1974-79/89-94)
  • 1922 George Young, soccer star
  • 1922 Ralph Kiner, HR hitter (Pittsburgh Pirates)/sportscaster (NY Mets)
  • 1923 Roy Lichtenstein, Pop art painter (painted comic book panels), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Roy Lichtenstein, American artist (d. 1997)
  • 1923 Ned Wertimer, actor (The Jeffersons), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Alain Bombard, Paris, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive without provisions
  • 1924 Ruby Dee, American actress (A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster), born in Cleveland, OH, (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Michel Galabru, Safi Morocco, actor (Judge & the Assassin)
  • 1925 Jane Connell, actress (Jane-Stanley, Bridget-Dumpling), born in Oakland, California
  • 1925 Mary Kay Steans, Glendale California, actress (Mary Kay & Johnny)
  • 1925 Warren M Christopher, US, lawyer/minister of Foreign affairs (1993- )
  • 1925 Albert Medwin, American inventor
  • 1926 H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House Chief of Staff (Watergate figure), born in Los Angeles (d. 1993)
  • 1926 P G "Nana" Joshi, cricket wicketkeeper (Indian during 1950's)
  • 1927 Dominick Argento, York Penn, composer (Colonel Jonathan the Saint)
  • 1927 Edward Ralph Keinholz, sculptor
  • 1928 Datta Gaekwad, cricketer (father of Anshuman, batted in 11 Tests 50's)
  • 1928 Kyle Rote, NFL halfback (NY Giants 1951-61)
  • 1928 Stefan Wewerka, German architect/sculptor
  • 1929 Marino Iandioro, canned Tomato Pioneer
  • 1930 Bill George, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, LA Rams)
  • 1931 David Bryant, English world champion bowler/tv-host
  • 1931 Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian writer
  • 1932 Jean-Pierre Cassel, Paris France, actor (Trout)
  • 1932 Kathy Cornelius, LPGA golfer

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1932 Sylvia Plath, American poet and novelist (Colossus, 3 Women, Bell Jar), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath
  • 1933 Floyd Cramer, La, hall of fame pianist (Last Date, On the Rebound)
  • 1933 John Sturdy, scholar
  • 1934 David Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1934 Frederick Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1934 Giorgos Konstadinou, Greek actor and director
  • 1937 Lara Parker, American actress
  • 1938 Maurice Hinchey, (Rep-D-New York)

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1939 John Cleese, Weston-Super-Mare England, comedian (Monty Python)

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • 1940 Anthea Joseph, music producer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1880 Theodore Roosevelt, later 26th US President marries Alice Hathaway Lee, on his 22nd birthday

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

HeartWedding of Interest

1910 Baseball legend Connie Mack (47) weds Katherine Holahan

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack

HeartWedding of Interest

1964 Singers Sonny & Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • 1971 Steve Garvey weds Cynthia Truhan
  • 1984 "Jessie's Girl" singer Rick Springfield (35) weds Barbara Porter in Australia

HeartWedding of Interest

1989 Actor John Goodman (37) weds Annabeth Hartzog (21) in New Orleans

  • 1991 "Thompson Twins" singer Tom Bailey weds Alannah Currie at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 2005 Grand Prix motorcycle road racer Fonsi Nieto (27) weds model Ariadne Artiles at Iglesia de San Miguel in Ibiza

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 110

  • 925 Rhazes, [Abu Bakr Mohammed ibn Zakarijja al-Razi], Persian, dies
  • 939 King Athelstan I of England (b. 895)
  • 1271 Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader (b. 1213)
  • 1312 John II, Duke of Brabant (b. 1275)
  • 1327 Elizabeth de Burgh, queen of Robert I of Scotland (b. 1289)
  • 1331 Aboe al-Fida, [Aboelfeda], Arabic writer/sultan of Hama, dies
  • 1430 Vytautas the Great, Grand Duke of Lithuania (b. 1350)
  • 1439 Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1397)
  • 1449 Ulugh Beg, a USSR astronomer, dies at 56
  • 1485 Rudolph Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], humanist/organist, dies

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1505 Ivan III, [Ivan the Great], Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505), dies at 65

Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia Ivan the Great
Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia
Ivan the Great
  • 1542 Abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies
  • 1553 Michael Servetus, Spanish physician, burns at stake for heresy
  • 1561 Lope de Aguirre, Spanish conquistador (b. 1510)
  • 1573 Laurentius Petri, first Lutheran Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1499)
  • 1580 John Bonga, beggar, dies

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1605 Akbar, Jellaladin Mahommed, Indian Mughal Emperor (born 1542)

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
Akbar
  • 1617 Ralph Winwood, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1651 Jan III van Foreest, Dutch lawyer/poet/mayor of Hoorn, dies
  • 1652 Henry, count of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/gov of Hulst, dies
  • 1659 Marmaduke Stevenson, Quaker in Boston, hanged
  • 1670 Vavasor Powell, Welsh non-conformist leader (b. 1617)
  • 1674 Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic poet (b. 1614)
  • 1675 Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (b. 1602)
  • 1725 Jacob Hop, politician/diplomat, dies at 71
  • 1771 Johann Gottlieb Graun, composer, dies
  • 1781 Herman-Francois Delange, composer, dies at 66
  • 1789 John Cook, American farmer and Governor of Delaware (b. 1730)
  • 1796 Anton Thadaus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz, composer, dies at 45
  • 1822 Christian Frederich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer, dies at 55
  • 1833 Ferdinand Franzl, composer, dies at 66
  • 1845 Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834), dies at 60
  • 1848 Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, composer, dies at 46
  • 1864 Andreas Randel, composer, dies at 58
  • 1917 Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (b. 1897)
  • 1919 John Harry, cricket wicketkeeper (Aust one Test 1895, one catch), dies
  • 1919 Theodoor H de Meester, premier (1905-08), dies
  • 1925 Wilhelm Gericke, composer, dies at 80
  • 1933 Julius Klengel, composer, dies at 74
  • 1933 Meir Shapira, rabbi/organizer (Daf Yomi), dies
  • 1935 E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (b. 1897)
  • 1938 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic, dies at 57
  • 1940 Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72
  • 1941 Ernest Everett Just, African-American embryologist (physiology of development, fertilization, cell division), dies of pancreatic cancer at 58
  • 1942 Helmuth Hubener, Youth Political Activist against the Hitler regime (b. 1925)
  • 1943 Bela Reinitz, composer, dies at 64
  • 1943 Isidor Traube, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids), dies at 83
  • 1944 Iman J Van de Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter, dies
  • 1949 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (b. 1916)
  • 1949 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (b. 1919)
  • 1953 Zdzislaw Jachimecki, composer, dies at 71
  • 1953 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
  • 1954 Franco Alfano, Ital (opera)composer (Puccini's Turandot), dies at 78
  • 1954 Frank Druce, cricketer (252 runs in 5 Tests for England), dies
  • 1955 Clark Griffith, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees), dies at 85
  • 1955 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer, dies at 66
  • 1958 Frederik Gerretson [Geerten Gossaert], historian/poet/politician, dies at 74
  • 1958 Joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert, dies at 84
  • 1962 Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate, dies at 58
  • 1962 Fatso Marco, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56
  • 1962 Rudolph Anderson, U-2 pilot, shot down over Cuba
  • 1964 Sammee Tong, actor (Bachelor Father, Mickey), dies at 63
  • 1964 Willi Bredel, writer, dies at 63
  • 1965 French Luitjes, Dutch athlete, dies at 21
  • 1966 Nigel Haig, cricketer (England pace bowler in 5 Tests 1921-30), dies
  • 1968 Lise Meitner, Austria/Swedish physics (protactinium), dies at 89
  • 1969 Jaime Pahissa, composer, dies at 89
  • 1972 Lew Parker, actor (Lou Marie-That Girl), dies a day before turning 65
  • 1973 Allan "Rocky" Lane, western actor (Mister Ed, Red Ryder), dies at 64
  • 1975 Rex Stout, US detective writer (Nero Wolfe), dies at 88
  • 1975 Rex Stout, American mystery writer (b. 1886)
  • 1976 Deryck Victor Cooke, composer, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 57
  • 1977 James M Cain, US writer (Postman Always Rings Twice), dies at 85
  • 1980 Steven Peregrine Took, rocker, dies at 31
  • 1980 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)
  • 1980 John Van Vleck, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism, dies at 81
  • 1981 John Warburton, actor (King Rat, Cavalcade), dies at 94
  • 1987 Vijay Merchant, cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), dies
  • 1988 Charles Hawtrey, English actor (Carry On), dies near London at 73
  • 1988 S B Fuller, founder (Fuller products), dies at 83
  • 1990 Elliott Roosevelt, son of FDR, dies at 80
  • 1990 Ugo Tognazzi actor/director (La Cage Aux Folles), dies at 68
  • 1990 Xavier Cugart, bandlander, dies of heart failure at 90
  • 1990 Xavier Cugat, Spanish-born musician (b. 1900)
  • 1990 Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, daughter of assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1901)
  • 1991 Andrzei Panufkin, Pol/Brit conductor/composer (Sinfonia Sacra), dies
  • 1991 Pyke F C Koch, realistic painter, dies
  • 1991 George Barker, English poet (b. 1913)
  • 1992 Roy Marshall, cricketer (143 runs for WI, 35725 runs overall), dies
  • 1992 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)
  • 1994 Robert White, guitarist, dies at 57
  • 1995 Mike Dutfield, documentary Prodcuer, dies at 48
  • 1995 Susi Hush, English television producer, dies at 49
  • 1996 Belinda Quirey, dance historian/teacher, dies at 84
  • 1996 James Aubrey Turner, scientist, dies at 57
  • 1996 John Gregory, dancer, dies at 82
  • 1999 Robert Mills, American physicist (b. 1927)
  • 1999 Charlotte Perriand, French architect and designer (b. 1903)
  • 2000 Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • 2002 Tom Dowd, American recording engineer (b. 1925)