On This Day for 28th October

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 164


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306 Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome

Roman Emperor Maxentius
Roman Emperor
Maxentius

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312 Emperor Constantine the Great beats rival Maxentius">Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor Maxentius
Roman Emperor
Maxentius
  • 969 Byzantine troops occupy Antioch (in modern Syria)
  • 1061 Emperor disposes of bishop Cadalus & Pope Honorius II
  • 1422 Charles V's son succeeds him as king Charles VII of France
  • 1467 Battle at Brustem: Charles the Stoute beats the Luikenaars

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1492 Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1516 Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza.
  • 1531 Battle of Amba Sel: Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi again defeats the army of Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia. The southern part of Ethiopia falls under Imam Ahmad's control.
  • 1538 The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established on Hispaniola
  • 1574 Prince Willem of Orange installs university
  • 1595 Battle at Giurgevo: Zsigmond Bathory of Transylvania beats Turks

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1612 Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1628 Hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu
  • 1636 Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts) founded
  • 1646 First Protestant church assembly for American indians (Massachusetts)
  • 1664 The Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.

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1726 "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift is published by Benjamin Motte in London

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • 1740 Ivan VI becomes Tsar of Russia [OS=Oct 17]
  • 1746 Peruvian cities of Lima & Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die
  • 1776 Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ
  • 1790 New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000

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1793 Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin

Inventor of the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney
Inventor of the Cotton Gin
Eli Whitney
  • 1834 The Battle of Pinjarra occurs in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14 and 40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists.
  • 1846 Pioneers suffer blizzard in Sierra Nevada; 42 die
  • 1848 The first railroad in Spain - between Barcelona and Mataró - is opened.
  • 1858 R. H. Macy & Co opens 1st store, (6th Ave-NYC) Gross receipts $11.06
  • 1863 Battle at Wauhatchie, Georgia: 865 killed or injured
  • 1864 Second Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
  • 1864 Second Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia, ends with 1554 casualties
  • 1864 Battle of Wauhatchie, TN
  • 1867 Maimonides College in Pennsylvania is first Jewish college in the US
  • 1882 Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association

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1886 Statue of Liberty dedicated by US President Grover Cleveland, celebrated by first confetti (ticker tape) parade in New York City

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • 1890 Last NL-AA World Series game Bkln ties Louisville 3 games & 1 tie
  • 1891 Quake strikes Mino-Owari, Japan kills 7,300

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1893 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducts first performance of his Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"

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1894 German Emperor Wilhelm II fires chancellor Leo von Caprivi & Premier Botho zu Eulenburg

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1900 After over 5 months second Olympic games in Paris, France, close
  • 1904 St Louis police try a new investigation method - fingerprints
  • 1906 Belgian-British "Union Minière du Haut Katanga" mining company created in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 1908 The English Newspaper the Daily Telegraph prints an interview with Germany's Emperor Wilhelm II, who characterises himself as personally friendly to Britain but suggests the German people people are hostile, causing uproar in both countries
  • 1911 Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
  • 1914 German battle cruiser Goeben enters Black Sea
  • 1914 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded at Howard University, incorporates
  • 1915 Richard Strauss' Alpensymfonie, premieres in Berlin
  • 1916 Australian government holds a national referendum seeking support for the proposal of compulsory conscription; it is rejected
  • 1918 Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up
  • 1919 Volstead Act passed by US Congress, establishing prohibition, despite President Wilson's veto
  • 1921 First American gubernatorial recall election is held in South Dakota. Governor Lynn Frazier loses to Ragnvald A. Nestos.
  • 1921 Amsterdam's Tuschinski movie theater opens
  • 1922 First US coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game

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1922 Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1924 French-Russian trade agreement signed
  • 1924 White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend

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1924 M.de Bruin, a quarry man and miner, discovers an infant fossil skull in a lime quarry in Taung, South Africa. Popularly known as the Taung child, Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart identifies the fossil as a new hominin species called Australopithecus africanus (The Southern Africa Ape).

Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart
Paleoanthropologist
Raymond Dart
  • 1927 Josip Broz (Tito) begins 7 months jail sentence in Croatia
  • 1927 KLM-plane "Homing Pigeon" leaves Neth-Indies after 1st regular flight

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1928 Bradman scores 131 NSW v Queensland, 212 mins, 14 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1928 Indonesian child laws enforced in Bahasa Indonesia
  • 1929 Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64
  • 1934 Brooklyn & Pittsburgh play a penalty free NFL game
  • 1935 Sidney Kingsley's "Dead End" premieres in NYC

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1936 FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1938 Farewell parade of International Brigade (Barcelona)
  • 1939 Anti-German demonstrations/strikes in Czechoslovakia
  • 1939 Spitfire shoots German Heinkel-111 down above Scotland
  • 1940 Greece successfully resists Italy's attack

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1940 Meeting between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in Florence

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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1941 "How Green Was My Valley" based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn, directed by John Ford and starring Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O'Hara premieres in New York (Best Picture 1942)

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • 1942 6th day battle at El Alamein: British offensive under Montgomery
  • 1942 Train crashes into bus, killing 16 & injuring 20 (Detroit Michigan)
  • 1943 U-220 sinks
  • 1944 Russia & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
  • 1946 German rocket engineers begin work in USSR
  • 1948 Flag of Israel is adopted
  • 1949 Georges Bidault elected president of France
  • 1951 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1951 2nd Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by six points
  • 1952 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Women's Texas Golf Open
  • 1953 Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record)
  • 1953 Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
  • 1954 Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Phila syndicate
  • 1954 N Richard Nash' "Rainmaker" premieres in NYC

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1954 Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Ernest Hemingway

  • 1955 Egypt and Saudi Arabia sign defense treaty
  • 1956 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Luctuosissimi eventus
  • 1957 WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1958 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, elected Pope, taking name John XXIII

  • 1958 Pete Runnels wins Comeback Player of Year (avg went from .230 to .322)
  • 1959 Buffalo Bills enter AFL
  • 1959 Jean Genet's "Les Negres" premieres in Paris
  • 1961 "Fiorello!" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 796 performances
  • 1961 Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets
  • 1962 NY Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash Redskins (49-34)
  • 1962 Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1962 Cuban missile crisis: US President JFK receives letter from Soviet Leaderr Khrushchev suggesting agreement

First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1965 Gateway Arch (630' (190m) high) completed in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1965 Pope Paul VI proclaims Jews not collectively guilty for crucifixion

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 227

  • 1017 Henry III, Roman Catholic German emperor (1046-56)

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1466 Desiderius Erasmus, Holland, humanist and theologian (The Praise of Folly), (d. 1536)

Humanist and Theologian Erasmus
Humanist and Theologian
Erasmus
  • 1510 Francis Borgia, Spanish duke and Jesuit priest (d. 1572)
  • 1585 Cornelius Otto Jansen, France, Roman Catholic reform leader
  • 1667 Maria Anna of Neuburg, second wife of Charles II of Spain (d. 1740)
  • 1689 Michel Mathieu, composer
  • 1691 Peder Tordenskjold, Norwegian naval hero (d. 1720)
  • 1697 Canaletto, Italian artist (d. 1768)
  • 1703 Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (d. 1768)
  • 1718 Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian Jesuit missionary (d. 1793)
  • 1733 Ignaz Franz von Beecke, composer
  • 1767 Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1852)
  • 1789 Johann Schneider, German composer and organist (d. 1864)
  • 1793 Eliphalet Remington, US gun maker
  • 1795 Leonardus A Lightenvelt, minister of RC Worship (1848 . .53)
  • 1798 Henri-Jerome Bertini, composer
  • 1801 Karl Georg Lickl, composer
  • 1804 Pierre F Verhulst, Belgium, mathematician (logistic curve)
  • 1805 John Thomson, composer
  • 1810 Adley Hogan Gladden, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1818 Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [OS]
  • 1834 Dudley McIver DuBose, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
  • 1837 Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Japan's last shogun (d. 1913)
  • 1842 Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, orator (Joan of Arc of the Civil War)
  • 1842 Charles Boissevain, editor Dutch Algemeen Handelsblad (1885-1908)
  • 1845 Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (d. 1888)
  • 1846 Auguste Escoffier, king of chefs & chef of kings
  • 1855 Ivan V Mitshurin, Russian botanist (new types of fruit)
  • 1856 Franz Xavier Arens, composer
  • 1864 Adolfo Camarillo, prominent land owner, horse breeder, and rancher (d. 1958
  • 1875 Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, American geographer and editor (d. 1966)
  • 1876 Albert E Michotte van den Berck, Belgian psychologist
  • 1877 Joe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1952)
  • 1879 Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta, composer
  • 1879 Channing H. Cox, 49th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1881 Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (d. 1969)
  • 1881 Vin Coutie, Australian footballer
  • 1884 Miloje Milojevic, composer
  • 1885 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1922)
  • 1886 Grigory K Ordzhonikidze, [Sergo], Russian revolutionary politician
  • 1889 Juliette Béliveau, Quebec comedian (d. 1975)
  • 1890 Andres Isasi, composer
  • 1891 Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (d. 1920)
  • 1892 Eduard J Dijksterhuis, Dutch mathematician/historian (Fall & Throw)
  • 1892 Ludwig Strauss, German/Israeli writer (Night Watch)
  • 1892 Dink Johnson, American musician (d. 1954)
  • 1893 Christopher K Ingold, English chemist
  • 1893 Otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor-in-chief (Negro Worker)

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1896 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 1981)

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1897 Hans Speidel, nazi chief-staff/NATO-supreme commander
  • 1901 Eileen Shanahan, Irish Poet (d. 1979)
  • 1902 Elsa Lanchester, , actress (Bride of Frankenstien), born in London, England
  • 1903 Evelyn A Waugh, author (Brideshead Revisited, Scoop), born in London, England
  • 1904 Louis de Meester, composer
  • 1905 Harry Broadhurst, airman
  • 1907 Edith Head, fashion designer (MGM)
  • 1907 Lew Parker, actor (Lou Marie-That Girl)
  • 1907 John Harold Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Adolfs Skulte, composer
  • 1909 Claude Bourdet, human rights activist/journalist
  • 1909 Francis Bacon, Ireland, painter (Study for a Pope)
  • 1910 Arthur Altman, songwriter
  • 1910 Marie Dollinger, Germany, dropped bataan in 1936 Olympic sprint
  • 1912 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (d. 2005)
  • 1913 Peter Glenville, actor stage/screen director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket)

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1914 Jonas Salk, medical reseacher (polio vaccine), born in NYC, New York

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • 1914 Richard Lawrence Millington Synge, British bio-chemist (Nobel 1952)
  • 1914 Glenn Robert Davis, U.S. Congressman (d. 1988)
  • 1915 Dody Goodman, comedienne (Mary Hartman!, Max Duggan), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1915 Richard Michael Fraser, political Administrator
  • 1916 Jessie Kesson, author
  • 1917 Jack Soo, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1918 Harold Sheperdson, soccer trainer
  • 1919 Bernhard Wicki, St Polten Austria, director/actor (Crime & Passion)
  • 1921 Peggy Kirk Bell, LPGA golfer
  • 1922 Gershon Kingsley, German composer
  • 1922 Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball coach (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Alfonso Montalva Montecino, composer
  • 1924 Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Leonard Starr, comic strip cartoonist (Little Orphan Annie)
  • 1925 Wim Keja, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1925 Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Bowie Kuhn, baseball commissioner (1969-1984)
  • 1927 Cleo Laine, Middlesex England, actress/singer (Flesh to a Tiger)
  • 1928 Wim van Heumen, coach of Dutch field hockey team
  • 1928 Ion Mihai Pacepa, Romanian general
  • 1928 Lawrie Reilly, Edinburgh, Scotland, footballer (Hibernian, 28 caps), (d. 2013)
  • 1929 1st child born in aircraft, Miami, Florida
  • 1929 Joan Plowright, Brigg England, actress (Brimstone & Treacle)
  • 1929 Narotam Puna, cricketer (Bombay NZ off-spinner v England 1966)
  • 1929 Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor (d. 1988)
  • 1929 John Hollander, American poet
  • 1930 Harry Gilbert Trythall, composer
  • 1930 John Henry Mayer, composer
  • 1930 Bernie Ecclestone, English motorsports impresario (F1)
  • 1933 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (d. 1983)
  • 1934 Jim Beatty, track runner (1st sub 4 minute indoor mile)
  • 1935 Folke Rabe, composer
  • 1936 Charlie Daniels, Wilmington NC, singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1533 Prince Henry of France (later Henry II) (14) marries Florentine noblewoman Catherine de' Medici (14)

King of France Henry II
King of France
Henry II

HeartWedding of Interest

1863 Painter Edouard Manet (31) weds Suzanne Leenhoff (34)

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet

HeartWedding of Interest

1869 Sarawak's head of state Charles Brooke (40) weds Margaret Alice Lili de Windt (20) at Highworth, Wiltshire

2nd White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Brooke
2nd White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Brooke

HeartWedding of Interest

1981 Film director David Lean (73) weds fifth wife Sandra Hotz

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean

HeartWedding of Interest

2004 Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz (61) weds professor Anya Schiffrin (41) at the Municipal Building in New York

  • 2012 Bristol Palin's former fiance Levi Johnston (21) weds Sunny Oglesby (20) at Settlers Bay Lodge in Wasilla, Alaska

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 123


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312 Maxentius, Roman emperor (306-312), drowns at the Battle of Milvian Bridge at 34

Roman Emperor Maxentius
Roman Emperor
Maxentius
  • 900 Alfred the Great, English monarch, dies
  • 1138 Boleslaw III Kryzwousty, [scheefmond], duke of Poland, dies
  • 1225 Jien, Japanese poet and historian (b. 1155)
  • 1312 Elisabeth of Tirol, German queen
  • 1412 Margaret I of Denmark, wife of Haakon VI of Norway (b. 1353)
  • 1520 Pier Gerlofs Donia, Frisian pirate and freedom fighter
  • 1568 Ashikaga Yoshihide, Japanese shogun (b. 1539)
  • 1627 Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India, dies
  • 1637 Foppe van Aitzema, diplomat, dies at about 57
  • 1639 Stefano Landi, Italian composer (b. 1587)
  • 1646 William Dobson, English painter (b. 1610)
  • 1661 Agustín Moreto y Cavana, Spanish playwright (b. 1518)
  • 1676 Jean Desmarets, French writer (b. 1595)
  • 1703 John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (wig of W), dies

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1704 John Locke, English philosopher (2 treatises of government), dies at 72

Philosopher John Locke
Philosopher
John Locke
  • 1708 Prince George of Denmark, Consort of Queen Anne of England (b. 1653)
  • 1716 Stephen Fox, British politician (b. 1627)
  • 1740 Anna Ivanova Romanova, empress of Russia (1730-40), dies at 47
  • 1754 Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (b. 1708)
  • 1755 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, composer, dies at 65
  • 1763 Heinrich, count von Brühl, German statesman (b. 1700)
  • 1768 Michel Blavet, French court flautist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1779 Raphael Weiss, composer, dies at 66
  • 1792 Paul Möhring, German physician and scientist (b. 1710)
  • 1792 John Smeaton, British civil engineer (b. 1724)
  • 1800 Artemas Ward, American politician and soldier (b. 1727)
  • 1806 Charlotte Turner Smith, British poet and novelist (b. 1749)

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1818 Abigail Adams, 2nd first lady (1797-1801), dies of typhoid fever at 73

2nd First Lady of the United States Abigail Adams
2nd First Lady of the United States
Abigail Adams
  • 1841 Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)
  • 1852 Gerhard M Roentgen, founder Fijenoord dockyard, dies at 57
  • 1854 James P Carrell, composer, dies at 67
  • 1857 Louis Eugène Cavaignac, French soldier and politician (b. 1802)
  • 1875 William Howard Glover, composer, dies at 56
  • 1877 Johann Herbeck, composer, dies at 45
  • 1877 Robert Swinhoe, British naturalist (b. 1835)
  • 1879 Marie Roch Louis Reybaud, French writer (b. 1799)
  • 1897 Hercules Robinson, South Africa Commissioner (1880-89,1895-97), dies at 72
  • 1899 C Grant B Allen, Canada, British writer (Woman Who Did), dies
  • 1899 Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-born inventor (tuberculosis) (b. 1854)
  • 1900 Max Müller, German-born orientalist (b. 1823)
  • 1905 Alphonse Allais, French humorist/writer (Le chat noir), dies
  • 1914 Richard Heuberger, composer, dies at 64
  • 1916 Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (b. 1838)
  • 1916 Oswald Boelcke, German pilot (b. 1891)
  • 1917 Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (b. 1831)
  • 1918 Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician (b. 1845)
  • 1919 Ted Wainwright, cricketer (Yorks stalwart, 5 Tests 1893-98), dies
  • 1922 Hugo Verriest, Flemish writer/poet (Flemish Motion), dies
  • 1927 Eaton Faning, composer, dies at 77
  • 1929 Hermann Ungar, writer, dies at 36
  • 1929 Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1849)
  • 1936 E G Winkler, writer, dies
  • 1939 Alice Brady, actress (My Man Godfrey, Gay Divorcee), dies at 46
  • 1940 Andrea d' Angeli, composer, dies at 71
  • 1952 Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)
  • 1957 Anthony J Morabito, co-owner of SF '49ers, dies while watching a game
  • 1959 Abe Waddington, cricketer (Yorks left-arm quick, Test avg 119), dies
  • 1959 Egon Kornauth, composer, dies at 68
  • 1959 Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (b. 1932)
  • 1962 Pierre Froidebise, composer, dies at 48
  • 1963 Mart Saar, Estonian composer, dies at 81
  • 1964 Reginald Horace Blyth, Zen teacher/scholar, dies in Japan at 66
  • 1965 Ben Barka, Moroccan opposition leader, kidnapped & murdered in Paris
  • 1965 Earl Bostic, American saxophonist (b. 1913)
  • 1968 Henricus WJM Keuls, lawyer/poet, dies at 85
  • 1969 Constance Dowling, actress (Blind Spot), dies of cardiac arrest at 49
  • 1970 Baby Huey, [James Ramey], vocalist (Baby Huey & Babysitters), dies
  • 1970 Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco, composer, dies at 99
  • 1971 Yves de La Casiniere, composer, dies at 74
  • 1973 Taha Hussein, Egyptian writer (b. 1889)
  • 1973 Sergio Tofano, Italian actor (b. 1883)
  • 1975 Georges Carpentier, French boxer (b. 1894)
  • 1975 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (b. 1932)
  • 1980 Leon Janney, actor (Jim Matthews-Another World, Hawk), dies at 63
  • 1986 Margaretha "Marga" Klompe, Dutch 1st female minister (CRM), dies at 74
  • 1986 John Braine, British novelist (b. 1922)
  • 1987 Andre Masson, France, surrealist artist (Labyrinth), dies at 91
  • 1987 Woody Herman, US jazz clarinetist/composer, dies at 74
  • 1991 Dudley McConnell, headed NASA's Earth Science Division, dies
  • 1991 G L Vitto entertainer, dies at 69
  • 1991 John Korbal, film historian (Marlene Dietrich), dies at 51
  • 1991 Lydia Hodson Copeland, America's Jr Miss (1972), dies at 37
  • 1991 Sylvia Fine Kaye, US lyricist/composer, dies at 78
  • 1992 Joan Maloney Rio, dancer, dies of cancer at 57
  • 1993 Carmino Baelen, Belgian sleder, dies at 22
  • 1993 Doris Duke, heiress (American Tobacco Co), dies at 80
  • 1994 Sjlomo Goren, Polish/Israeli supreme rabbi, dies
  • 1995 Allan Leslie Merson, historian, dies at 79
  • 1995 Katsumasu Roy Sakioka, propery owner, dies at 96
  • 1996 Jack Tinker, drama critic, dies at 58
  • 1996 Morey Amsterdam, comedian (Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87
  • 1996 William Downie Forrest, journalist, dies at 94
  • 1997 Toni Carabillo, writer (Feminist Chronicles), dies of lymphoma at 71
  • 1997 Paul Jarrico, American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 1998 James Goldman, American screenwriter/playwright (The Lion in Winter) dies of a heart attack at 71

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1998 Ted Hughes, Poet and British Poet Laureate (1984-98), dies aged 68

  • 2000 Lída Baarová, Czech actress (b. 1914)
  • 2000 Andujar Cedeno, Dominican baseball player for the Houston Astros (b. 1969)
  • 2000 Carlos Guastavino, Argentine composer (b. 1912)