On This Day for 8th October

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 195


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314 Battle at Cibalae: Roman emperor in the west Constantine beats emperor in the eas tLicinius

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
  • 451 Council of Chalcedon (4th ecumenical council) opens
  • 876 Battle at Andernach: Louis the Young beats Charles the Bald
  • 1075 Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned king of Croatia.
  • 1085 San Marcos minstery in Venice initiated

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1480 Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde.

Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia Ivan the Great
Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia
Ivan the Great

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1492 Columbus' fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1600 San Marino adopts constitution
  • 1604 Supernova "Kepler's nova" first sighted
  • 1625 Admiral George Villiers' fleet sails from Plymouth to Cadiz
  • 1633 Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its first government
  • 1690 Siege of Belgrade, Ottoman troops capture Belgrade
  • 1712 French privateer Jacques Cassard seen on Suriname coast
  • 1740 Chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia

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1769 Captain James Cook lands in New Zealand (Poverty Bay)

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook
  • 1775 Officers decide to bar slaves & free blacks from Continental Army
  • 1806 British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve
  • 1813 Treaty of Ried between Bayern & Austria
  • 1815 Joachim Murat's forces land at Pizzo, Italy
  • 1818 Two English boxers are first to use padded gloves

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1821 The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • 1822 First eruption of Galunggung (Java) sends boiling sludge into valley

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1835 Charles Darwin reaches James Island, Galapagos archipelago, on HMS Beagle

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1840 First Hawaiian constitution proclaimed
  • 1856 The Second Opium War or second Anglo-Chinese War: begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River.
  • 1860 Telegraph line between LA & SF opens
  • 1862 Battle of Perryville, KY- Confederate invasion halted

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1862 Otto Von Bismarck becomes chancellor of the German Empire

German Statesman Otto Von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto Von Bismarck
  • 1865 Earthquake in Santa Cruz Mountains
  • 1871 Forest fire destroys Peshtigo, Wisconsin
  • 1871 Great Fire kills 200, destroys over 4 square miles (10 square km) of Chicago buildings, & original Emancipation Proclamation
  • 1873 First women's prison run by women opens at Indiana Reformatory Institute
  • 1879 War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
  • 1886 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Noble Bachelor" (BG)
  • 1887 Phillies set club record 16th straight victory
  • 1888 28th British Golf Open: Jack Burns shoots a 171 at St Andrews
  • 1892 Sergei Rachmaninoff first performs "Prelude in C-sharp-Minor" in Moscow
  • 1895 Ohio Valley Improvement Association forms
  • 1896 Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks
  • 1897 Emperor Karl Joseph I named Gustav Mahler director of Opera
  • 1898 First Canadian Intercollegiate football game: McGill beats Queen's, 3-2
  • 1903 J M Synge's "In the Shadow of the Glen" premieres in Dublin
  • 1904 1st Vanderbilt Cup auto race (Hicksville, Long Island, NY)
  • 1906 Karl Nessler demonstrates first 'permanent wave' for hair in London
  • 1908 NY Giants set season attendance record at 910,000 (broken in 1920)
  • 1909 Chicago Cubs beat NY Giants 4-2 in a playoff to win NL pennant
  • 1912 Montenegro declares war on Turkey, beginning 1st Balkan War
  • 1915 Battle of Loos WWI, almost 430,000 French, British & Germans killed
  • 1915 Phillies win their 1st & only World Series game before 1980, beating Red Sox, 3-1, with an 8th inning 2 run rally

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1917 Leon Trotsky named chairman of the Petrograd Soviet as Bolsheviks gain control

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1918 American soldier Sgt Alvin York single-handedly kills 25, captures 132 Germans
  • 1922 NY Giants beat Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series
  • 1924 British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald falls to Conservatives
  • 1927 NY Yankees sweep Pirates in 24th World Series
  • 1927 Sea battle at Navarino (Greece freed of Ottoman occupation)
  • 1928 Cole Porter & E Ray Goetz' musical "Paris" premieres in NYC
  • 1928 Eastern Soccer League forms in USA
  • 1928 Joseph Szigeti debuted Alfredo Casella's Violin Concerto.
  • 1929 A's Howard Ehmke (7-2) sets World Series record striking out 13 Cubs
  • 1929 Mohammed Nadir Khan occupies Kabul Afghanistan/drives out H Ghazi
  • 1930 Phila A's beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 2 in 27th World Series
  • 1932 The Indian Air Force is established.
  • 1933 Coit Tower dedicated in San Francisco as a monument to firefighters
  • 1933 Martinez Barrios forms new Spanish government

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1934 Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Charles Lindbergh's son

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1938 G Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Fabulous Invalid" premieres in NYC

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart
  • 1939 Germany annexes Western Poland
  • 1939 NY Yankees sweep Reds in 36th World Series, 4th straight WS win
  • 1940 Cin Reds beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3, in 37th World Series
  • 1940 German troops occupies Romania
  • 1941 Building at Concentration Camp Birkenau begins
  • 1942 Fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)

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1942 Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1943 Great Britain establishes bases on Azores
  • 1944 "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" debut on CBS radio

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1944 Samuel Barber's "Capricorn Concerto" premieres

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber

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1945 US President Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain and Canada

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1945 Microwave oven patented

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1946 Kwo-less-shrew selects Gen Chiang Kai-shek as President of China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1946 Military plane crashes at Christian HBS, 24 die
  • 1950 4th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 7-1 at Detroit
  • 1950 Cleveland Browns play Pittsburgh for 1st time, beat Steelers 30-17
  • 1951 "Music in the Air" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1951 Ford C Frick replaces Happy Chandler as 3rd commissioner of baseball Warren C Giles becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1952 Chinese offensive in Korea
  • 1952 Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.

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1953 Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1953 WTAP TV channel 15 in Parkersburg-Marietta, WV (NBC) begins
  • 1955 World's most powerful aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga, launched
  • 1956 Don Larsen, NY, pitches only perfect World Series game, vs Brooklyn
  • 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles
  • 1957 Procter & Gamble director N McElroy becomes US Secretary of Defense
  • 1957 Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (NYC)
  • 1957 Turkish & Syrian border guards exchange fire
  • 1958 Braves Eddie Mathews strikes out for World Series record 11th time
  • 1958 Dr Ake Senning installs first pacemaker (Stockholm)
  • 1958 KCMT TV channel 7 in Alexandria, MN (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1959 "At the Drop of a Hat" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 216 performances
  • 1959 Conservatives win British general election

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 228

  • 1515 Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (d. 1578)
  • 1585 Heinrich Schutz, composer
  • 1619 Philipp von Zesen, German poet/historian (Amsterdam)
  • 1621 Maximilian H of Bayern, prince-bishop of Liege/bishop of Hildesheim
  • 1676 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (d. 1764)
  • 1690 Jaime de Casellas, composer
  • 1692 Antonio Palella, composer
  • 1697 Cornelis Consolation, Dutch portrait painter (Unseemly Love)
  • 1713 Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi and Talmudist (d. 1793)
  • 1715 Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1774)
  • 1720 Jonathan Mayhew, American minister (d. 1766)
  • 1740 Michel-Julien Mathieu, composer
  • 1747 Johann Wilhelm Stadler, composer
  • 1747 Jean-François Rewbell, French politician (d. 1807)
  • 1748 Franz Seydelmann, composer
  • 1765 Harman Blennerhassett, Irish lawyer (d. 1831)
  • 1789 John Ruggles, American politician (d. 1874)
  • 1789 William John Swainson, English naturalist and artist (d. 1855)
  • 1790 Waldemar Thrane, composer
  • 1802 Peter Hofstede, the Great, Dutch reformed theologist
  • 1813 Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, composer
  • 1818 John Henninger Reagan, Atty Gen (Confederacy)
  • 1820 Stanislaw Katski, composer
  • 1826 Matt Whitaker Ransom, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1904)
  • 1828 Francisque Sarcey, French writer/critic
  • 1831 Michal Jelski, composer
  • 1834 Walter Kittredge, American musician (d. 1905)
  • 1837 Otto Winter-Hjelm, composer
  • 1838 John Milton Hay, politician (Union), (d. 1905)
  • 1850 Henri Louis le Chatelier, French chemist (d. 1936)
  • 1855 Gustav Ehrismann, German germanist
  • 1860 Felix Woyrsch, composer
  • 1861 Theodore Roberts, SF CA, actor (Roaring Road, 10 Commandments)
  • 1863 Edythe Chapman, American actress (d. 1948)
  • 1864 Ozias Leduc, Québécois painter (d. 1955)
  • 1868 Max Slevogt, German painter
  • 1869 J Frank Duryea, inventor (1st auto built & operated in US)
  • 1870 Louis Vierne, composer
  • 1872 John Cowper Powys, British writer (Wood & Stone)
  • 1873 Ejnar Hertzsprung, Denmark, astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)
  • 1874 Nance O'Neil, actor (Cimarron), born in Oakland, California
  • 1875 Hugh L Doherty, tennis champ (US Open-1903)
  • 1877 Hans Heysen, German-born landscape artist (d. 1968)
  • 1880 Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, Dutch founder (National-India Party)
  • 1883 Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1970)
  • 1883 Dick Burnett, American musician (d. 1977)
  • 1884 Walther von Reichenau, German military officer (d. 1942)
  • 1885 William Henry Bennett Vodery, composer
  • 1887 Huntley Gordon, Canadian actor (d. 1956)
  • 1888 Clifford Heatherley, Preston England, actress (For Love or Money)
  • 1889 C. E. Woolman, American airline founder (d. 1966)
  • 1890 Cyril Rutherford "Snuffy" Browne, cricketer (pioneer WI Test player)
  • 1890 Eddie Rickenbacker, aviator "Ace of Aces" (WW I)
  • 1890 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
  • 1893 Orovida Camille Pissarro, Epping England, British painter and etcher
  • 1895 Jeanne G van Schaik-Willing, Dutch author (Sinner & the Girl)
  • 1895 Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1974)
  • 1895 King Zog I, of Albania (1928-1939)
  • 1896 Julien Duvivier, French film director (d. 1967)
  • 1897 Rouben Mamoulian, movie director/author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause)
  • 1898 Clarence Williams, composer
  • 1899 Milner Connorton Gray, designer
  • 1899 Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname relig leader/co-found (VHP)
  • 1900 Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe, landscape architect
  • 1900 Serge Chermayeff, architect/designer
  • 1900 Zeno Octavian Vancea, composer
  • 1901 Eivind Groven, composer
  • 1903 Lina Radke, Germany, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1907 Howard Joslin, GA, actor (Quebec, Detective Story)
  • 1908 Paul Van Buskirk Yoder, composer
  • 1909 Bill Hewitt, NFL end (Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1910 Raymod Gray Lewis, Ontario Canada, 4X400 relayer (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • 1910 Kirk Alyn, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1910 Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party (d. 2000)
  • 1913 Walter Schumann, choral director (Ford Show)/composer (Rhenish), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 Spark Matsunaga, (D-Ha-Sen)
  • 1917 Danny Murtaugh, baseball manager (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1917 Hans Poser, composer
  • 1917 Billy Conn, American boxer (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Walter Lord, American author (d. 2002)
  • 1918 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1919 Bill Anderson, cricketer (played in 1st NZ-Aust Test 1946)
  • 1919 Kiichi Miyazawa, premier Japan (1991-93)
  • 1920 Frank [Patrick] Herbert, US, sci-fi author (Dune)
  • 1920 Maxie Herber, Germany, figure skater pairs (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1921 Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1922 Douglas Gray, archivist
  • 1922 Svend Westergaard, composer
  • 1924 Arkady Vorobyev, Middle heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
  • 1924 Alphons Egli, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1925 Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, writer/critic
  • 1927 Al Duncan, drummer
  • 1927 Gigi Durston, Balt Md, singer (Sonny Kendis Show)
  • 1927 Raaj Kumar, film star
  • 1927 Torbjorn Falkanger, Norway, took Olympic oath (1952)
  • 1927 Jim Elliot, American missionary (d. 1956)
  • 1927 César Milstein, Argentine scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Neil Harvey, cricketer (prolific Australian lefty bat of 50's)
  • 1928 M. Russell Ballard, LDS apostle
  • 1928 Bill Maynard, British actor

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1824 Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • 1842 Princess Sophia weds her cousin duke Charles Saksen-Weimar-Eisenach

HeartWedding of Interest

1846 Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper (25) weds Frances Amelia Morse (20) in Amherst, Nova Scotia

6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper
6th Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper

HeartWedding of Interest

1934 South Korean President Syngman Rhee (59) weds Francesca Donner (34)

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • 1935 Ozzie Nelson marries Harriet Hilliard (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriett)
  • 1993 Queen Elizabeth's nephew Viscount Linley (32) weds Serena Stanhope (24)
  • 1994 "Growing Pains" actress Tracey Gold (25) weds Roby Marshall (29) at St. Charles Catholic Church
  • 2005 Gilmore Girls" actress Melissa McCarthy (34) weds "Joey" actor Ben Falcone (32) at the Oviatt Penthouse in Los Angeles

Famous Divorces

  • 2010 Musician Ben Harper (40) divorces actress Laura Dern (43) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 123

  • 705 Abd al-Malik, kalief of Damascus, dies
  • 976 Jelena of Zadar, Croatian queen
  • 1094 St Mark, the Evangelist, buried in San Marcos minstery in Venice
  • 1253 Robert Grosseteste, English Bishop/expert (optica), dies
  • 1286 John I of Dreux, Duke of Brittany (b. 1217)
  • 1317 Fushimi, Emperor of Japan (b. 1265)
  • 1604 Janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], literature/politician, dies at 58
  • 1606 John VI the Elder, Count of Nassau, father of 24, dies at 69
  • 1613 Sebastian de Covarrubias bon Horozco, lexicographer, dies at 74
  • 1621 Antoine de Montchrétien, French dramatist
  • 1647 Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (b. 1562)
  • 1651 Isaac Elsevier, book publisher, dies at 55
  • 1652 John Greaves, English mathematician (b. 1602)
  • 1656 Johann Georg I, ruler of Saxon (1611-56, Peace of Prague), dies at 71
  • 1659 Jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary
  • 1680 Elisabeth, abbess, dies at 61
  • 1683 Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer, dies at 76
  • 1686 Adriaen Paets, Rotterdams regent/diplomat, dies at about 55
  • 1722 Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral, dies at 80
  • 1728 Anne Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 47
  • 1735 Yongzheng Emperor of China (b. 1678)
  • 1754 Henry Fielding, English lawyer/author (Tom Jones), dies at 47
  • 1771 John E Loovens, lawyer, dies at 76
  • 1772 Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer, dies at 60

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1793 John Hancock, US merchant/statesman (Decl of Independence), dies at 56

Statesman John Hancock
Statesman
John Hancock
  • 1795 Andrew Kippis, English non-conformist clergyman (b. 1725)
  • 1803 Vittorio A Alfieri, Italian earl/writer (Filippo), dies at 54
  • 1809 James Elphinston, Scottish philologist (b. 1721)
  • 1834 Francois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer, dies at 58
  • 1842 Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer, dies at 68
  • 1847 Rose Scott, Social Reformer
  • 1862 James Streshley Jackson, attorney/Union-brig-gen, dies in battle at 39
  • 1862 William Rufus Terrill, Union brig-general, dies in battle at 28
  • 1864 Thomas Jonathan Coffin Amory, US Union-brig-general, dies at about 34
  • 1865 Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer, dies at 51
  • 1869 Franklin Peirce, 14th president (1853-1857), dies in Concord NH at 64

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1869 Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States, dies at 64

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce
  • 1879 Miguel Grau Seminario, Peruvian Admiral (b. 1834)
  • 1886 Austin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (b. 1819)
  • 1888 Jules J baron d'Anethan, Belgian Minister of Justice, dies
  • 1895 Charles Oberthur, composer, dies at 76
  • 1897 Martin Pluddemann, composer, dies at 43
  • 1897 Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter (b. 1830)
  • 1904 Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austria sociologist/philosopher, dies at 62
  • 1907 Alfred, Liechtensteins noble of Austrian Herrenhaus, dies at 65
  • 1912 Wilhelm Kuhe, composer, dies at 88
  • 1919 Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la Robe), dies
  • 1925 Abraham PC of Karnebeek, liberal foreign minister (1918-27), dies
  • 1928 Larry Semon, comedian (b. 1889)
  • 1931 Sir John Monash, Australian soldier general (b. 1865)
  • 1936 William Henry Stark, American business leader (b. 1851)
  • 1936 Red Ames, American baseball player (b. 1882)
  • 1940 Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Gaskugeln), dies at 78
  • 1942 Sergei Chaplygin, Soviet engineer
  • 1944 Wendell Lewis Wilkie, Republican politician, dies at 52
  • 1945 Herman T Colenbrander, historian, dies at 73
  • 1945 Felix Salten, Austrian author (b. 1869)
  • 1946 Rose Melville, American stage actress (Sis Hopkins) dies at 73
  • 1947 Felix Salten, [Siegmund Salzmann], Austria writer (Bambi), dies at 78
  • 1952 Joe Adams, American baseball player (b. 1877)
  • 1953 Kathleen Ferrier, English alto singer, dies at 41
  • 1953 Nigel Bruce, actor (Son of Lassie, Spider Woman), dies at 58
  • 1956 Dirk Koster, literary (New noises), dies at 69
  • 1958 Ran Bosilek, Bulgarian author (b. 1886)
  • 1962 Solomon Linda, South African singer and composer
  • 1963 Remedios Varo, Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist dies of a heart attack aged 54
  • 1964 Charles Hodge, NYU professor (Answers for Americans), dies at 69

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1967 Clement Attlee, British politician, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1945-51), dies at 84

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • 1969 Eduardo Ciannelli, actor (Waldo-Johnny Staccato), dies at 81
  • 1970 Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75
  • 1970 Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist/philosopher, dies
  • 1970 Mitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor (b. 1934)
  • 1971 Christopher Dark, actor (Man Behind the Badge), dies at 51
  • 1971 Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, composer, dies at 79
  • 1973 Gabriel Marcel, writer, dies
  • 1975 Alberto Hemsi, composer, dies at 78
  • 1977 Giorgos Papasideris, Greek country singer, composer, lyricist (b. 1902 )
  • 1978 Jim Gilliam, coach (LA Dodgers), dies at 49
  • 1978 Karl Swenson, American actor (Lars Hanson-Little House on the Prairie), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1978 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violist/composer (American Elegy), dies at 76
  • 1979 June Nash, actress (Strange Cargo, Dynamite), dies at 68
  • 1982 Fernando Lamas, actor/director (Lost World), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1982 Philip J Noel-Baker, English minister (Nobel 1959), dies at 92
  • 1983 Joan Hackett, actress (Group, Flicks, Rivals), dies of cancer at 49
  • 1984 Frederick Brisson, producer, dies at 71 after a stroke
  • 1985 Leon Klinghoffer, hijackers of Achille Lauro, threw him off boat
  • 1985 Ricardo Bacchelli, playwright/poet (Il malino del Po), dies at 94
  • 1988 Ernst Hermann Meyer, composer, dies at 82
  • 1990 B.J. Wilson, English musician (Procol Harum) (b. 1947)
  • 1991 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian writer (Sounds of the Night), dies at 75
  • 1992 Willy Brandt, chancellor of West Germany (1969-74), dies of cancer at 78
  • 1993 Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], singer (Aunt Saar), dies at 73
  • 1994 Brian Hartley, mathematician, dies at 55
  • 1994 Diana Churchill, actress (Spider, Sally Bishop), dies at 81
  • 1994 John the King, CDA-minister of Social Businesses, dies at 68
  • 1994 Manual Pina, fashion Designer, dies at 50
  • 1995 Christopher Keene, musician, dies at 48
  • 1995 Frederick Harry Baines, painter, dies at 85
  • 1995 John Cairncross, linguist (5th Man), dies at 82
  • 1995 Terry Hawkins, theatre administrator, dies at 45