On This Day for 5th October

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 195

  • 610 Heraclius' fleet takes Constantinople
  • 869 4th Council of Constantinople (8th ecumenical council) opens
  • 1143 The king Alfonso VII of Leon recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
  • 1349 Paris' theologist Jean de Fayt warns against the Flagellants at Avignon
  • 1430 Duke Philip the Good of Bourgondy visits Brussels
  • 1450 Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Ludwig IX
  • 1465 French King Louis XI signs peace with Charles the Stout
  • 1511 Eedgenootschap signs anti-French Saint League

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1511 Pope Julius II/Germany/Ferdinand of Aragon/Venice/Swiss

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II
  • 1550 Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile.

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1568 Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart

Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart
Queen of Scotland
Mary Stuart
  • 1568 William of Oranges army occupies Brabant
  • 1572 Spanish army under Alva's son Don Frederik plunders Mechelen
  • 1582 Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries
  • 1632 Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Groningen
  • 1665 The University of Kiel is founded.
  • 1693 Haarlem people's revolution due to food shortages
  • 1750 Carlo Goldoni's "Il teatro comica," premieres in Venice
  • 1762 Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" is produced (Vienna)
  • 1789 French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris.
  • 1793 French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
  • 1796 Spain declares war on England
  • 1813 Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British

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1823 Weber visits Beethoven

  • 1830 King Willem I mobilizes Dutch army

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1833 Charles Darwin moves with Parana to Santa Fe Bajada Argentina

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1857 The City of Anaheim was founded.
  • 1862 Battle of Big Hatchie River, MS
  • 1862 Federal fleet occupies Galveston, Texas
  • 1863 Confederate sub David damages Union ship Ironsides
  • 1864 Battle of Allatoona, 1/3 of Union troops die repulsing South
  • 1864 Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approx 60,000 die)
  • 1867 Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska
  • 1869 A strong hurricane devastates the Bay of Fundy region of Maritime Canada. The storm had been predicted over a year before by a British naval officer.
  • 1875 Palace Hotel on Market Street, SF opens
  • 1877 Chief Joseph surrenders, ending Nez Perce War
  • 1887 1st U.S. Women's National Championship: Ellen Hansell beats Laura Knight (6-1, 6-0)
  • 1892 Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup
  • 1895 The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
  • 1896 William Gillette's "Secret Service," premieres in NYC
  • 1897 Solomon Andrees baloon/polar expedition reaches White Island
  • 1900 6th US Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 313 at Chicago GC Ill
  • 1900 Harry Vardon wins US Open golf tournament
  • 1903 Sir Samuel Griffith is appointed the first Chief Justice of Australia and Sir Edmund Barton and Richard O'Connor are appointed as foundation justices.

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1905 Orville/Wilbur Wright's "Flyer III" flight 38.5 km in 38.3"

Aviator Wilbur Wright
Aviator
Wilbur Wright
  • 1906 Henry Mathewson (NY Giants, Christy's brother) walks 14 men
  • 1907 Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8)
  • 1907 Phila A's Rube Vickers no-hits Wash Senators, 4-0 in 5 inning game
  • 1908 Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar
  • 1908 White Sox Ed Walsh tops Detroit 6-1 for his 40th victory
  • 1910 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
  • 1911 Italian troops occupy Tripoli
  • 1912 Red Sox defeat A's 3-0 for then AL record 105th win
  • 1912 Yanks win final game at Hilltop stadium
  • 1914 World War I first aerial combat resulting in a kill.
  • 1915 Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
  • 1915 Allies land troops at the northern Greek city of Salonika; Greece is nominally neutral but allows the landing

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1916 Adolf Hitler is wounded in the left thigh by an exploding shell during the Battle of the Somme

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1919 Norwegian population agrees to prohibition
  • 1921 1st World Series radio broadcast, Yanks beat Giants 3-0
  • 1921 Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect
  • 1922 Yanks & Giants play an infamous 3-3 tie World Series game

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1923 Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
Edwin Hubble
  • 1924 1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News
  • 1925 WSM-AM in Nashville Tenn begins radio transmissions
  • 1925 The Lacarno Conference meets: Germany agrees to recognise their frontiers with France and Belgium and will apply for membership in the League of Nations
  • 1930 British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais France, 48 die
  • 1931 1st nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Wash (Herndon & Pangborn)
  • 1931 Paul Green's "House of Connelly," premieres in NYC
  • 1936 The Jarrow March sets off for London.
  • 1937 Minister Romme says unemployment is 25% "quarter of Romme"
  • 1941 Mickey Owens drops a 3rd strike, Tom Hendrick reaches 1st safely - would have been last out, instead Yanks score 4 & win 7-4
  • 1942 5,000 Jews of Dubno Russia massacred
  • 1942 St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 1, in 39th World Series
  • 1943 US air raid on Wake
  • 1944 Harold Arlen/ET Harburgs musical premieres in NYC
  • 1944 Kerkrade (Neth) liberated
  • 1944 Suffrage is extended to women in France.
  • 1945 "Meet the Press" premieres on radio
  • 1945 Indonesian army forms
  • 1945 Queen Wilhelmina visits Rotterdam
  • 1945 Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios.
  • 1946 "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1946 1st Cannes Film Festival ends

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1947 1st Presidential address televised from White House- Harry Truman

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1947 Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series

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1949 WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1949 WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, NY (IND) begins
  • 1950 "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 performances
  • 1952 19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow
  • 1952 6th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 1-1 at Detroit

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1953 Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • 1953 50th World Series sees NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2, as NY Billy Martin's 12 hits set record; Yanks win record 5th consec WS
  • 1953 The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
  • 1954 Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern US

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1956 Yogi Berra becomes 4th Yank to hit a World Series grand slam

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra

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1956 "The Ten Commandments", directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner opens in the US

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
Actor Charlton Heston
Actor
Charlton Heston
  • 1957 11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal
  • 1957 12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½ at Lindrick Golf Club (Rotherham, Yorkshire, England)
  • 1957 Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 260

  • 1458 Kazimierz de Saint, Polish ruler/saint
  • 1609 Paul Fleming, writer
  • 1626 Johann Schop, composer
  • 1641 Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, French mistress of King Louis XIV of France (d. 1707)
  • 1658 Mary of Modena, queen of James II of England (d. 1718)
  • 1684 Johann Jacob de Neufville, composer
  • 1695 John Glas, Scottish minister (d. 1773)

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1703 Jonathan Edwards, East Windsor, Connecticut Colony, Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian (Original Sin)

Christian Preacher and Philosopher Jonathan Edwards
Christian Preacher and Philosopher
Jonathan Edwards
  • 1712 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter

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1713 Denis Diderot, Langres, France, enlightenment philosopher (Encyclopédie), (d. 1784)

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot
  • 1715 Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (d. 1789)
  • 1717 Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchess de Châteauroux, French mistress of King Louis XV of France (d. 1744)
  • 1722 Gregorio Sciroli, composer
  • 1743 Giuseppi Gazzaniga, composer
  • 1758 Thomas Greatorex, composer
  • 1781 Bernard Bolzano, Czech mathematician and philosopher (d. 1848)
  • 1792 Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1844)
  • 1795 Alexander Keith, Scottish-born Canadian brewer (d. 1873)
  • 1799 Anthony G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch Min of Reformed Worship
  • 1804 Robert Parker Parrott, Inventor, (d. 1877)
  • 1808 Thomas Algeo Rowley, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1808 Winand C H Staring, geologist (Geology of Netherlands)
  • 1817 Eduard Franck, composer
  • 1820 David Wilber, American politician (d. 1890)
  • 1822 Hans Hampel, composer
  • 1823 Feliks Jaronski, composer

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1829 Chester A. Arthur, Fairfield Vermont, (Republican) 21st American President (1881-85)

21st US President Chester A. Arthur
21st US President
Chester A. Arthur
  • 1833 Cyrus Bussey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1915)
  • 1836 George Washington Gordon, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1911)
  • 1840 Fran Gerbic, composer
  • 1840 John Addington Symonds, Brit historian/writer (Probs in Greek Ethics)
  • 1844 Francis William Reitz, State President of the Orange Free State (d. 1934)
  • 1848 Guido von List, German writer (d. 1919)
  • 1850 Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (d. 1910)
  • 1858 Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of queen Victoria
  • 1863 Ludwig Borchardt, German Egyptologist
  • 1864 Louis Lumière, with brother Auguste made 1st motion picture in 1895
  • 1875 Cyril Rootham, composer
  • 1878 Louise Dresser, [Kerlin], Evansville IN, actress (Maid of Salem)
  • 1879 Halfdan Cleve, composer
  • 1879 John Erskine, US, poet/pianist (Private Life of Helen of Troy)
  • 1881 Otto V Kuusinen, Fin/Rus communist pres of Karelo-Finnish SR (1940-56)
  • 1882 Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomer (Solar physics)

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1882 Robert Hutchings Goddard, Worcester Mass, rocket pioneer

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • 1883 Charles Maduro, Antillean composer
  • 1884 Hendrik W Tilanus, Dutch artillery officer/politcian (CHU 1939-63)
  • 1886 Carter DeHaven, (Courage Great Dictator), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • 1887 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter
  • 1887 René Cassin, pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1968)
  • 1889 Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (d. 1936)
  • 1890 Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer
  • 1892 Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Bevil Rudd, South African athlete (d. 1948)
  • 1895 Walter Bedell Smith, US general (WW II)/head of CIA (1950-52)
  • 1899 Boleslaw Woytowicz, composer
  • 1899 Georg, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1962)
  • 1901 Johan Fiolet, Dutch actor/director
  • 1901 John Alton, cinematographer
  • 1901 Willy Lages, German chief of Sicherheitsdienst in Amsterdam
  • 1902 Larry Fine, [Laurence Feinberg], PA, comedian (3 Stooges)
  • 1902 Michael Kondracki, composer

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1902 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1984)

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • 1903 Jimmy Ritz, US comic (Ritz Brothers-Blazing Stewardesses)
  • 1903 M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (d. 1989)
  • 1904 George Chesterman Phillips, naval officer
  • 1904 John Hoyt, Bronxville NY, actor (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary)
  • 1905 Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (d. 1987)
  • 1906 Leopold Kohr, writer/mentor of Fritz Schumacher
  • 1906 Louise Brown, dancer/teacher
  • 1907 Mrs. Miller, American singer (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Joshua Logan, Broadway producer (South Pacific)
  • 1911 Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (d. 1966)
  • 1912 Fritz Fischer (medical doctor), Nazi war criminal
  • 1913 William Lehman, (Rep-D-FL, 1973- )
  • 1913 Eugene Bennett Fluckey American Navy Submariner (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Douglas Ranger, surgeon
  • 1917 Robert Adams, English sculptor
  • 1919 Allen Ludden, Mineral Point Wisc, TV host (Password)
  • 1919 Donald Pleasence, Worksop England, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Halloween)
  • 1919 Luis H P Daal, Antillean literary
  • 1919 Robin Bailey, Hucknall England, actor (See No Evil, Screamtime)
  • 1920 Robert Feenstra, Dutch law historian
  • 1921 Bill Willis, AAFC, NFL guard (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1922 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Bil Keane, American cartoonist
  • 1922 Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1985)
  • 1923 Glynis Johns, Pretoria South Africa, actress (Mary Poppins)
  • 1923 Philip Berrigan, militant priest (Chicago 7)
  • 1923 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish writer (Burned Child)
  • 1923 Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer (d. 1994)
  • 1923 Bill Wirtz, longtime Chicago Blackhawks owner (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Bill Dana, Quincy Mass, comedian/actor (Jose Jimenez)
  • 1924 Jose Donoso, writer
  • 1924 Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (d. 2007)
  • 1925 Gail Davis, Little Rock Ark, actress (Annie Oakley)
  • 1925 Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Clifton Eugene Bancroft Robinson, public servant
  • 1926 Gottfried Michael Koenig, composer
  • 1926 Willi Unsoeld, American climber (d. 1979)
  • 1927 Al Hansen, artist

Famous Weddings

  • 1937 Two-time Oscar winner actor Anthony Quinn (22) weds actress Katherine de Mille (26)

HeartWedding of Interest

1945 Actress Janet Leigh (18) weds Stanley Reames at Morris Chapel in Stockton, California

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh

HeartWedding of Interest

1968 "The Dirty Dozen" actor Charles Bronson (46) weds Jill Ireland

HeartWedding of Interest

1971 Television producer Lorne Michaels (26) weds comedy writer Rosie Shuster (21)

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1981 "The Hollywood Knights" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (23) weds actor Peter Horton (28) in Santa Monica
  • 1991 Actor Ted Shackelford (Knots Landing) weds Annett Wolf
  • 2001 "The Golden Boy" professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya (28) weds Puerto Rican pop singer Millie Corretjer (27) in a secret ceremony held at "El Invernino" in San Juan

HeartWedding of Interest

2001 F1 racing driver Ralf Schumacher (26) weds former model Cora Brinkmann at the church of Maria Plain in Salzburg, Austria

Formula 1 Racing Driver Ralf Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Ralf Schumacher
  • 2002 "Angel" actress Charisma Carpenter (32) weds Damian Hardy

HeartWedding of Interest

2004 Professional golfer Tiger Woods (28) weds former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (24) at Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2008 American Idol season 6 fourth finalist LaKisha Jones (28) weds financial adviser Larry Davis at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
  • 2013 Skateboarder and actor Bam Margera (34) weds Nicole Boyd in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 2013 Soccer player Abby Wambach (33) weds longtime partner Sarah Huffman (29) in Hawaii

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1991 Director Martin Scorsese (48) divorces producer Barbara De Fina (41) after 6 years of marriage

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007 Actress Reese Witherspoon (30) divorces actor Ryan Phillippe (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 109

  • 578 Justinus II, Byzantine emperor (565-78), dies
  • 1056 Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1017)
  • 1111 Robrecht II of Jerusalem, Count of Flanders (1st Crusader), dies
  • 1112 Sigebert of Gembloux, French chronicler
  • 1285 King Philip III of France (b. 1245)
  • 1399 Raymundus of Capua, Italian general, dies
  • 1496 Ferdinand II, king of Naples, dies
  • 1528 Richard Foxe, English churchman
  • 1557 Il Bacchiacca, [Franceso Ubertini], Italian painter, dies at 63
  • 1564 Pierre de Manchicourt, Flemish composer
  • 1565 Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician (b. 1522)
  • 1606 Philippe Desportes, French poet (b. 1546)
  • 1631 Arabella Holles, wife of English politician Thomas Wentworth, dies
  • 1707 Daniel Speer, composer, dies at 71
  • 1714 Kaibara Ekiken, Japanese philosopher (b. 1630)
  • 1740 Johann Philipp Baratier, German scholar (b. 1721)
  • 1763 August III, king of Poland, dies at 66
  • 1777 Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (b. 1704)
  • 1787 Thomas Stone, US attorney/signer (Dec of Ind), dies at about 44
  • 1799 Antonio Dinis da Cruz e Silva, Portuguese poet (O Hissope), dies at 68
  • 1805 Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, British general (b. 1738)
  • 1813 Etienne Ozi, composer, dies at 58

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1813 Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief (Battle of Thames), dies in battle at 45

Native American Leader of the Shawnee Tecumseh
Native American Leader of the Shawnee
Tecumseh
  • 1837 Hortense de Beauharnais, French queen of Neth (1806-10), dies at 54
  • 1848 Joseph Hormayr Freiherr zu Hortenburg, Austrian politician (b. 1781)
  • 1861 Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski, Polish bishop (b. 1778)
  • 1867 Thomas Taglichsbeck, composer, dies at 67
  • 1880 Jacques Offenbach, German-born composer (b. 1819)
  • 1892 Bill Powers, US member of Daltonbende, dies
  • 1892 Bob Dalton, US leader of Daltonbende, dies
  • 1892 Dick Broadwell, US member of Daltonbende, dies
  • 1892 Grat Dalton, US member of Daltonbende, dies
  • 1899 Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, composer, dies at 57
  • 1906 Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter, dies at 58
  • 1911 Charles-Theodore Malherbe, composer, dies at 58
  • 1913 Hans von Bartels, German painter (b. 1856)
  • 1915 Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer, dies at 28
  • 1915 Otto Valdemar Malling, composer, dies at 67
  • 1918 Roland Garros, French stunt flyer, dies
  • 1919 Jean Louis Nicode, composer, dies at 66
  • 1924 Joseph Vezina, composer, dies at 75
  • 1924 Tom Campbell, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, ct 7 stp 1), dies
  • 1930 Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, British military officer (b. 1875)
  • 1933 Nikolaj N Joedenitsj, Russian general/contra revolutionary, dies at 71
  • 1933 Renee Adoree, actress (Big Parade), dies at 35
  • 1933 Nikolai Nikolaevich Yudenich, Russian general (b. 1862)
  • 1934 Jean Vigo, French filmer, dies
  • 1936 Jan J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship doc/writer (Seaman's Grave), dies at 38
  • 1938 Saint Faustina, Polish saint (b. 1905)
  • 1940 Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican composer: Cuauhnahuac/Planos, dies at 40
  • 1940 Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher (b. 1859)
  • 1940 Ballington Booth, English Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • 1941 Louis D Brandeis, 1st Jewish Supreme Court Judge (1916-39), dies at 84
  • 1943 Leon Roppolo, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1944 Joseph B "Aristide" Maillol, French sculptor/graphic artist, dies
  • 1950 Frederic Lewy, German neurologist (b. 1885)
  • 1952 Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1884 or 1885)
  • 1953 Friedrich Wolf, writer, dies at 64
  • 1954 Flor Alpaerts, Flem composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel/Pallieter), dies at 78
  • 1965 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, composer, dies at 79
  • 1967 Clifton C Williams Jr, astronaut, dies at 35, in T-38 jet crash
  • 1976 Barbara Nichols, actress (Pajama Game, Loved One), dies at 46
  • 1976 Lars Onsager, Norwegian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1979 Charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies
  • 1981 Gloria Grahame, American actress (Sue-Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 55
  • 1981 Jud Strunk, singer/comedian (Laugh-In), dies at 48
  • 1983 Earl Tupper, American inventor (b. 1907)
  • 1984 Leonard Rossiter, actor (2001, Water), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1986 Hall B Wallis, US movie production (Barefoot in Park), dies at 87
  • 1986 James H. Wilkinson, English mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1986 Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (b. 1947)
  • 1990 Meir Kahane, founder of Jewish defense league, assassinated at 58
  • 1992 Cornelis Berkhouwer, Dutch MP (VVD), dies
  • 1992 Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • 1992 Paul Acket, organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz Festival), dies
  • 1993 Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), dies at about 67
  • 1993 Karl G Henize, astronaut (STS 51-F), dies of heart failure at 66
  • 1995 Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader, dies at 85
  • 1995 Fred Fehl, photographer, dies at 89
  • 1995 Peter Crichton Kirkpatrick, oarsman, dies at 79
  • 1995 Linda Gary, American voice actress (b. 1944)
  • 1996 Catherine Elizabeth Pennington, personal assistant, dies at 77
  • 1996 Seymour Cray, computer designer, dies in auto accident at 71
  • 1997 Andrew Keir, actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt), dies at 71
  • 1997 Dave Marr, golfer/commentator, dies at 63
  • 1997 Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler (b. 1962)
  • 2000 Cătălin Hîldan, Romanian footballer (b. 1976)
  • 2001 Mike Mansfield, American politician (b. 1903)
  • 2002 Chuck Rayner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)
  • 2003 Denis Quilley, English actor (b. 1927)
  • 2003 Dan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1978)
  • 2003 Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast featured in Grizzly Man (b. 1957)

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2004 Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (b. 1921)

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 2004 Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
  • 2004 William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine nominee (b. 1941)
  • 2006 Jennifer Moss, English Actress (b. 1945)
  • 2006 Antonio Peña, Mexican founder of lucha libre promotion AAA (b. 1953)
  • 2007 Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (b. 1898)
  • 2010 Bernard Clavel, French novelist (b. 1923)
  • 2010 Mary Leona Gage, American beauty pageant winner and actress (b. 1939)