On This Day for 6th October

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 187

  • 105 BC Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.
  • 68 BC Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.
  • 891 Formosus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1111 Boudouin VII becomes earl of Flanders
  • 1499 French King Louis XII occupies Milan
  • 1567 Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of Netherlands
  • 1683 13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa (Phila)
  • 1689 Pietro Ottoboni replaces Pope Innocent XI as Alexander VIII
  • 1762 British troops occupy Manila, Philippines
  • 1781 Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of American Revolutionary War
  • 1783 Benjamin Hanks patents self-winding clock
  • 1789 French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
  • 1799 Battle of Castricum: French & Bataafs army beats British/Russian army

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1811 French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits Utrecht

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1849 The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
  • 1853 4th National Women's Rights Convention opens in Cleveland Ohio
  • 1854 The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead started shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
  • 1857 American Chess Association organized; 1st major US chess tournament (NYC)
  • 1861 Naval Engagement at Charleston, SC USS Flag vs BR Alert
  • 1861 Revolt of Russian student shuts down university of Petersburg
  • 1863 Battle at Baxter Springs, Kansas
  • 1863 Dr Charles H Sheppard opens 1st public bath, in Brooklyn
  • 1866 1st train robbery in US (Reno Brothers take $13,000)
  • 1869 John Brahms' "Liebeslieder Walzer" premieres
  • 1871 Fisk Jubilee Singers begin 1st national tour
  • 1876 American Library Association organized in Philadelphia
  • 1882 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
  • 1884 Naval War College forms in Newport RI
  • 1886 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Resident Patient" (BG)
  • 1889 Moulin Rogue opens in Paris

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1889 Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1890 Mormon Church outlaws polygamy
  • 1893 Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat

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1896 Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal is arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and imprisoned in Barcelona

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1898 Gustav Mahler conducts 1st Wiener Philharmonic
  • 1898 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity founded at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1900 Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony)
  • 1903 The High Court of Australia sits for the first time.
  • 1906 The Majlis of Iran convened for the first time.
  • 1908 Austria annexes Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 1908 Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant
  • 1908 Yanks lose 100th game of year go 51-103 for season
  • 1910 Braves beat Phillies 20-7
  • 1911 Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot

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1911 Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1912 Pirates Owen "Chief" Wilson hits record 36th triple of season
  • 1914 The Russians fall back along the Eastern Front in Poland and Galicia
  • 1917 In the final attack on Third Battle of Ypres, Canadian troops capture the village of Passchendaele, after 250,000 casualties on both sides
  • 1918 US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland & Ireland, 425 die
  • 1919 Stambuliski becomes premier of Bulgaria
  • 1919 White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series
  • 1920 1st brothers oppose each other in World Series, Cleve's Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits as brother Jimmy plays 3rd base for Bkln
  • 1921 Century Theater opens at 7th Ave & 59th St NYC (demolished 1962)
  • 1921 Fewest hits in World Series Game, 5, Yanks (3) beat Giants (2), 3-0
  • 1921 International PEN is founded in London.
  • 1922 Schwebla replaces Benes government in Czechoslavakia
  • 1922 The great powers of the first world war withdraw from Istanbul
  • 1923 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)
  • 1923 2nd government of Stresemann in Germany forms
  • 1923 US lt Al Williams fly 392.2 KPH (record)
  • 1923 USSR adopts experimental calendar
  • 1925 Greek premier Papanastasiou orders gen Pangulos arrested

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1926 Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1927 "Jazz Singer," 1st movie with a sound track, premieres (NYC)

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1928 11th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Five Farms CC Baltimore

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • 1928 Josip Broz (Tito) sentenced to 5 years in jail
  • 1929 12th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Hillcrest CC Los Angeles
  • 1931 Js Van Severen forms Verdinaso (Union of Flemish Natl Solidarists)
  • 1935 Italian army occupies Adua Abyssinia
  • 1935 Market Street Railway, San Francisco, starts using trackless trolley coaches
  • 1936 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in 33rd World Series
  • 1938 Yanks Lefty Gomez sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss

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1939 Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britain

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939 Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem
  • 1939 Last Polish army is defeated in World War II.
  • 1940 Zoological Gardens opens on Sloat & Skyline in SF
  • 1941 German army occupies Briansk, USSR
  • 1941 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1, in 38th World Series
  • 1942 Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram
  • 1943 Battle at Vella Lavella, Solomon Island
  • 1943 Himmler wants acceleration of "Final Solution"
  • 1944 Allied aircrafts bombard per accident Fishing, Overijssel
  • 1944 Canadians free Austria
  • 1944 Royal Ducth Navy submarine Zwaardvis (Swordfish) sinks U168 at Java
  • 1944 Soviets march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia

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1945 Gen Eisenhower welcomed in Hague (on Hitler's train)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1945 Memorial for executed unveiled in Terbregge
  • 1945 Tavern owner "Billy Goat" Sianis buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of World Series & is escorted out, he casts goat curse on Cubs
  • 1946 90°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
  • 1946 US Pres Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
  • 1947 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series
  • 1948 "Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • 1948 KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1948 The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic.

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1948 Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya.

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Paleoanthropologist
Mary Leakey
  • 1949 Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) sentenced to 10 years & $10,000 fine

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1949 US Pres Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

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1951 Stalin proclaims USSR has atom bomb

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin

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1952 Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • 1953 WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 206

  • 1289 King Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (d. 1306)
  • 1459 Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer (d. 1507)
  • 1510 Rowland Taylor, English clergyman (d. 1555)
  • 1510 John Caius, English physician (d. 1573)
  • 1552 Matteo Ricci, Italian missionary (China)
  • 1573 Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater (d. 1624)
  • 1610 Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (d. 1690)
  • 1618 Miguel Gomez Camargo, composer
  • 1706 Pieter Steyn, Dutch grand pensionary (1749- )
  • 1716 George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman (d. 1771)
  • 1738 Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (d. 1789)
  • 1744 James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1813)
  • 1767 Henri Christophe, king of Haiti (d. 1820)

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1769 Isaac Brock, St Peter Port, British Army officer (War of 1812)

British Army Officer and Administrator Isaac Brock
British Army Officer and Administrator
Isaac Brock
  • 1773 King Louis-Philippe of France (d. 1850)
  • 1777 William Russell, composer
  • 1801 Hippolyte Carnot, French statesman (d. 1888)
  • 1803 Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (d. 1879)
  • 1806 Andreas Randel, composer
  • 1808 Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (1848-63)
  • 1816 William Batchelder Bradbury, composer
  • 1818 Joseph Rummel, composer
  • 1819 Willem A Scholten, Dutch potato-flour manufacturer
  • 1820 Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano (d. 1887)
  • 1824 Henry Chadwick, baseball pioneer, developed 1st rule book
  • 1827 Cark Reidel, composer
  • 1831 J W Richard Dedekind, Ger mathematician (Nature & Meaning of Numbers)
  • 1838 Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (d. 1910)

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1846 George Westinghouse, Central Bridge, New York, entrepreneur and engineer (alternated US currency), (d. 1914)

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse
  • 1847 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor
  • 1849 Basil Zaharoff, arms dealer, "merchant of death"
  • 1860 Oscar L Helfrich, Dutch governor (Curacao)
  • 1860 Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch foreign minister (1908-13)
  • 1862 Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, US, politician/author (Progressive)
  • 1866 Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, broadcast 1st program of voice & music
  • 1872 Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian writer (d. 1936)
  • 1873 Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, composer
  • 1874 Frank G. Allen, 51st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1950)
  • 1876 Ernest Lapointe, French-Canadian politician (d. 1941)
  • 1880 Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano
  • 1882 Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Timoshovka Ukraine, composer (Stabatmater)
  • 1884 Lloyd Spooner, US, marksman (Olympic-4 gold/1 silver/2 bronze-1920)
  • 1886 Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
  • 1887 George Brown, cricketer (legendary England batsman/keeper of 20's)

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1887 Le Corbusier [Charles Jeanneret], La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, architect/city planner/artist (Urbanisme), (d. 1965)

Architect/ City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect/ City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • 1887 Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Austria, singer (Vienna Opera)
  • 1887 MartinLuis Guzman, Mexico, novelist (Eagle & the Serpent)
  • 1888 Li Ta-chao, co-founder with Mao Zedong (Chinese Communist Party)
  • 1888 Max Butting, composer
  • 1888 Roland Garros, French pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1889 Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Noce I Dnie)
  • 1895 Caroline Gordon, Kentucky, writer (Green Centuries)
  • 1896 Otto Siegl, composer
  • 1897 Jerome Cowan, actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie, Tab Hunter Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1900 Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)
  • 1902 Mihovil Logar, composer
  • 1903 Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1904 Horst Lange, writer

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1905 Helen Wills Moody, Centerville California, American tennis player (8 Wimbledon titles 1927-1938)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 1906 Janet Gaynor, actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1906 Louis Borell, Amsterdam Neth, actor (Over the Moon, Queer Cargo)
  • 1908 Carol Lombard [Jane Alice Peters], American actress (My Man Godfrey, In Name Only), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1908 Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (d. 1989)
  • 1910 Barbara Castle, British politician (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Anthony Cuthbert Baines, writer/curator
  • 1913 Meret Oppenheim, writer

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1914 Thor Heyerdahl, Norway, anthropologist/explorer (Kon Tiki, Aku-Aku)

Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer
Thor Heyerdahl
  • 1915 Edgardo Martin, composer
  • 1915 Harry van Doorn, [Henri W], CRM minister/Dutch politician (KVP/PPR)
  • 1915 Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Tommy Lawton, footballer
  • 1918 André Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1993)
  • 1920 Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Lord Donaldson of Lymington, British judge (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)
  • 1922 Joe Frazier, American baseball player
  • 1923 Yaşar Kemal, Turkish writer (Memed, My Hawk), born in Hemite, Osmaniye, Ottoman Empire (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Shana Alexander, journalist (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Alan Copeland, orchestra leader/singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926 Cyril Reuben, violinist
  • 1927 Alice Bauer, LPGA golfer
  • 1927 Paul Badura-Skoda, pianist (Mozart Interpretation), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1929 Les Favell, cricketer (stoic Australian batsman late 50's)
  • 1930 Hafez al Assad, president (Syria)

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1930 Richie Benaud, cricket captain (great Aussie leg-spinner) and commentator, born in Penrith, New South Wales

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1931 Fred Graham, newscaster/journalist (CBS News, Court TV)
  • 1932 Gloria Lane, educator/author/founder (Women's International Center)
  • 1933 Horst Bingle, writer
  • 1935 Bruno Sammartino, Italian strongman and professional wrestler
  • 1935 Charito Solis, Filipino actress (d. 1998)
  • 1936 Anna Quayle, actress (Mistress Pamela)
  • 1936 Glenn Hild, race horse trainer
  • 1936 Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet], cabaret director (Capers)
  • 1938 Serge Nubret, French bodybuilder
  • 1939 Douglas K Bereuter, (Rep-R-Nebraska, 1979- )
  • 1939 John J LaFalce, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )
  • 1940 Boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1940 Ellen Travolta, Englewood NJ, actress (Grease, Charles in Charge)
  • 1940 Wyche Fowler Jr, (Rep-D-GA, 1977-87)
  • 1942 Britt Ekland, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Wicker Man, Asylum)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1953 MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (19) weds Barbara Lucas

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1956 South African politician "Kobie" Coetsee marries Helena E Malan

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

HeartWedding of Interest

1977 Professional boxer George Foreman (28) weds Cynthia Lewis

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1978 ABBA member Anni-Frid Lyngstad (32) weds fellow musician Benny Andersson (31)

HeartWedding of Interest

1991 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (59) weds for 8th time to construction worker Larry Fortensky (39)

HeartWedding of Interest

1996 American country singer Faith Hill (44) weds singer and actor Tim McGraw (45) in Rayville, Louisiana

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 2007 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (40) weds Rick Salomon (39) at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas
  • 2007 "The Montel Williams Show" talk show host Montel Williams (51) weds American Airlines flight attendant Tara Fowler on a beach in Bermuda
  • 2008 Steven Curtis Chapman's oldest daughter Emily Chapman (45) weds longtime boyfriend Tanner Richards

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2012 Former "Private Practice" actress Audra McDonald (42) weds Broadway star Will Swenson (38) in Croton-on-Hudson, New York

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1980 Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman (43) divorces actress Anne Byrne (37) after 11 years of marriage

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

2006 "Friends" actor Matt LeBlanc (39) divorces former model Melissa McKnight (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 108

  • 404 Eudoxia Aelia, empress of Austria, dies
  • 877 Charles II the Bald, King of France/ Holy Roman emperor (875-77), dies at 54
  • 1014 Samuel (Samuil), ruler of Bulgaria, dies (b. 958)
  • 1072 Sancho II, king of Castile (1065-72), murdered
  • 1101 Bruno of Cologne, German founder of the Carthusian order
  • 1214 Alfonso VIII de Edele, king of Castile, dies
  • 1413 Dawit I, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1382)
  • 1542 Thomas Wyatt, English poet (b. 1503)
  • 1585 Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor, dies
  • 1641 Matthijs H Quast, fleet guardian (Gold Islands), dies in battle
  • 1644 Elisabeth (In Spanish Isabel) of Bourbon, wife of Philip IV of Spain (b. 1602)
  • 1651 Heinrich Albert, German composer (Arien oder Melodien), dies at 47
  • 1661 Guru Har Rai, seventh Sikh Guru
  • 1688 Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (b. 1652)
  • 1762 Francesco Onofrio Manfredini, composer, dies at 78
  • 1786 Antonio Maria Gasparo Giaccino Sacchini, composer, dies at 56
  • 1819 Charles Emanuel II, King of Sardinia (1796-1802)/Jesuit, dies
  • 1829 Pierre Derbigny, Governor of Louisiana (b. 1769)
  • 1837 Jean-Francois Le Sueur, composer, dies at 77

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1841 George Childress, American lawyer and statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), commits suicide at 37

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress
  • 1855 August L Crelle, inventor/mathematician (Rechentafeln), dies at 75
  • 1860 Stephen Elvey, composer, dies at 55
  • 1861 Elias Canneman, liberal minister of Finance (1813-14), dies at 84
  • 1868 Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer, dies at 51
  • 1873 Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (b. 1797)
  • 1874 Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen, composer, dies at 50
  • 1880 Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer, dies
  • 1891 Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party leader, dies at 45

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1892 Alfred Lord Tennyson, writer and British Poet Laureate, dies at 83

  • 1905 Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer, dies
  • 1909 Dudley Buck, US organist/composer, dies at 70
  • 1912 August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94, Nobel 1909), dies at 83
  • 1924 Jacques Oppenheim, lawyer, dies at 75
  • 1926 Charles Van de Banks, Flemish writer/poet (Red Horse), dies
  • 1933 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer, dies at 62
  • 1935 Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer, dies at 83
  • 1940 Ferdinando Liuzzi, composer, dies at 55
  • 1942 Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts), dies
  • 1943 Robert Cooper, father of Card pitcher Mort & catcher Walker, dies
  • 1945 Leonardo Conti, Nazi physician (b. 1900)
  • 1947 Leevi Antti Madetoya, composer, dies at 60
  • 1949 Robert Lynd [YY], Irish writer/critic (News Chronicle), dies at 70
  • 1951 Henry Gurney, British high commissioner to Malaya, assassinated
  • 1951 Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)
  • 1951 Will Keith Kellogg, American food manufacturer (b. 1860)
  • 1953 Porter Hall, actor (Half-Breed, Double Indenity), dies at 64
  • 1954 Hakon Borresen, composer, dies at 78
  • 1956 Walter Herlihy, announcer (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 42
  • 1959 Bernard Berenson, American art historian (b. 1865)
  • 1960 Douglas Spencer, actor (The Thing), dies at 50
  • 1962 Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1880)
  • 1964 F T Mann, cricketer (father of F G, 281 runs in 5 Tests 1922-23), dies
  • 1964 Richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz), dies at 85
  • 1965 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish sculptor/painter, dies at 78
  • 1966 Sydney Chatton, dies of heart attack at 48
  • 1968 Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (b. 1917)

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1969 Walter Hagen, US PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19), dies at 76

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1973 Arnold Maria Walter, composer, dies at 71
  • 1973 Dennis Price, actor (VIPs, Pulp, Canterbury Tales), dies at 58
  • 1973 Sidney Blackmer, actor (Love Crazy), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1974 Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1948)
  • 1975 Henry Calvin, actor (Sgt Garcia-Zorro), dies at 57
  • 1976 Gilbert Ryle, British philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1979 Elizabeth Bishop, poetess (North & South, Pulitzer 1956), dies at 68
  • 1980 Hattie Jacques, actress (Make Mine Mink, Carry On films), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1980 Ray Walker, actor (Baby Take a Bow), dies
  • 1980 Jean Robic, French cyclist (b. 1921)
  • 1981 [Mohammed] Anwar al-Sadat, pres Egypt (1970-81), assassinated at 62
  • 1983 Terence Cooke, cardinal/archbishop of NY, dies at 62
  • 1984 George S Simpson, US paleontologist, dies at 82
  • 1985 Nelson Riddle, American bandleader (b. 1921)
  • 1986 Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)

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1989 Bette Davis, US actress (All About Eve, White Mama), dies at 81

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • 1991 Lincoln Demyan, dies at 66
  • 1991 Wendell Phillips, dies at 83 [or 10/13]
  • 1992 Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (great leggie, 774 wickets at 16 60), dies
  • 1992 Denholm Elliott, English actor (Raiders of Lost Ark), dies at 70
  • 1993 Agnes de Mille, US dancer/choreographer (Oklahoma!), dies at 88
  • 1993 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (b. 1949)
  • 1995 Hugh Charles, songwriter/impressario, dies at 88
  • 1995 Oswald Moxley Gibbs, diplomat, dies at 67
  • 1995 Walter "Crash" Morgan, drummer, dies at 35
  • 1996 Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner, dies at 57
  • 1996 Ted Bessell, director/actor (That Girl), dies of an aneurism at 61
  • 1997 Johnny Vander Meer, pitched consecutive no-hitters, dies at 82
  • 1998 Mark Belanger, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • 1999 Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (b. 1920)
  • 1999 Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler/commentator (b. 1937)
  • 2000 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 2001 Arne Harris, American television sports director (b. 1934)
  • 2002 Claus von Amsberg, husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (b. 1926)
  • 2003 Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist (b. 1957)
  • 2006 Puck Brouwer, Dutch athlete (b. 1930)
  • 2006 Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian film director (b. 1940)
  • 2006 Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 2006 Wilson Tucker, American writer (b. 1914)
  • 2006 Alex L. Shigo, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist, dies at 76
  • 2007 Bud Ekins, American stuntman (b. 1930)
  • 2008 Kim Ji-hoo, South Korean actor and model (b. 1985)
  • 2009 Douglas Campbell, Scottish born Canadian actor (b. 1922)