On This Day for 9th October

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 206


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768 Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks.

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne
Holy Roman Emperor
Charlemagne
  • 869 Charles the Bald crowned king of Lotharingen
  • 1000 Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach North America

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1192 Richard I of England, the Lion Heart, leaves Jerusalem in disguise

  • 1238 James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia.
  • 1290 Last of 16,000 English Jews expelled by King Edward I, leaves
  • 1446 The Hangul alphabet is published in Korea.
  • 1558 Mérida is founded in Venezuela.
  • 1573 Don Frederik disbands siege of Alkmaar
  • 1595 The Spanish army captures Cambrai.
  • 1597 Earl Mauritius occupies Breevoort
  • 1617 Peace of Pavia (Spain & Savoye)
  • 1621 Turkey & Poland signs Peace of Chotin

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1635 Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony

Theologian and Colonist Roger Williams
Theologian and Colonist
Roger Williams
  • 1651 English parliament passes Navigation Act
  • 1655 Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Krakow
  • 1668 Mass society storms palace of "heretics" Spanish governor Jose de Paternina
  • 1701 Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven
  • 1708 Great Northern War: Battle at Lesnaya (N.S): Russian army captures Swedish convoy
  • 1716 Britain & France sign treaty
  • 1740 Dutch governor general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8,000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia
  • 1760 7 Years' War: Russian and Austrian forces occupy Berlin [OS=Sep 28].
  • 1771 The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.
  • 1776 Mission Dolores founded by SF Bay
  • 1794 French troops occupy Hertogenbosch
  • 1799 Sinking of British frigate HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000 off Dutch coast.
  • 1804 Hobart Tasmania founded
  • 1806 Prussia declares war on France.
  • 1817 University of Gent officially opens
  • 1818 Congress of Aken returns to France from Libya
  • 1820 Guayaquil, Ecuador declares its freedom from Ecuador
  • 1824 Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.
  • 1831 Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Head of State of modern Greece, assassinated in Nafplion.
  • 1835 The Royal College, Colombo, established with the name Hillstreet Academy in Sri Lanka.
  • 1837 Steamboat "Home" sinks off Okracoke NC killing 100
  • 1837 Meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
  • 1845 The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1854 The siege of Sebastopol begins (Crimean War)
  • 1855 Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor
  • 1855 Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, patents first calliope
  • 1863 Battle of Brady Station, VA (Culpeper Court House, Bristoe Station)

Victory-in-battleVictory in Battle

1864 Battle of Tom's Brook; Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is beaten by General Custer & Merrit's cavalry divisions

  • 1865 First US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania
  • 1870 Rome is incorporated into Italy by royal decree
  • 1872 Aaron Montgomery started his mail-order business
  • 1874 World Postal Union forms in Bern Switzerland
  • 1876 1st 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires
  • 1877 American Humane Association organizes (Cleveland)
  • 1888 Washington Monument opens for public admittance
  • 1890 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Red-Headed League"
  • 1899 1st British troops reaches Durban, South Africa
  • 1899 South Africa President Kruger routes British authorities ultimatum
  • 1900 8.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Cape Yakataga, Alaska
  • 1903 11" (28.4 cm) rainfall in 24 hrs (NYC)
  • 1905 Phila A's meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0
  • 1907 3rd College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 12-0 in Annapolis

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1909 Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1910 Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting avg with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won
  • 1914 German troops take Antwerp in World War I
  • 1915 Belgrade Serbia, surrenders to Central leaders
  • 1915 Gil Anderson races auto (165.1 km record) in Sheepshead Bay, NY
  • 1915 Louis Kaufmans "Unchastened Woman" premieres in NYC

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1915 Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

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1916 Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1920 1st World Series game in Cleveland, Indians win 2-1
  • 1921 Babe Ruth's 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
  • 1926 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Royal Colonial Institution
  • 1926 NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
  • 1928 Marcel Pagnol's "Topaz" premieres in Paris
  • 1928 NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series; Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in game
  • 1929 G Kaufman & R Lardner's musical "June Moon" premieres in NYC
  • 1930 1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls
  • 1934 St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series
  • 1934 Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.

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1936 Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

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1938 Aaron Copland's & Eugene Loring's ballet "Billy the Kid" premieres in Chicago

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
Aaron Copland
  • 1938 Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game
  • 1938 NY Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win
  • 1941 A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
  • 1942 Statute of Westminster 1931 passed by the Australian parliament, formalises Australian autonomy.

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1944 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1944 Canadian offensive in West-Zeeuws-Flanders
  • 1944 German occupiers turn off electricity in Amsterdam
  • 1944 St Louis Cards beat St Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series
  • 1945 British troops occupy Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal
  • 1946 First electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50
  • 1946 Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" premieres in NYC
  • 1947 First telephone conversation between a moving car & a plane
  • 1947 Julie Styne & Sam Cohn's musical "High Button Shoes" premieres in NYC for 727 performances
  • 1948 WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series
  • 1951 5th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 2-2 at Toronto
  • 1951 Gil McDougald's World Series grand slam helps Yanks beat Giants 13-1
  • 1953 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution
  • 1953 Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor
  • 1954 KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
  • 1956 10th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 1-1 at Montreal
  • 1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • 1958 Israeli navy inaugrates its first submarine

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 219

  • 1201 Robert de Sorbon, founded Sorbonne University, Paris
  • 1221 Salimbene di Adam, Italian chronicler
  • 1261 Dionysius, the Justified, king of Portugal (1279-1325)
  • 1328 King Peter I of Cyprus (d. 1369)
  • 1581 Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/theologist
  • 1586 Jan III van Foreest, lawyer/poet/mayor of Hoorn
  • 1586 Archduke Leopold V of Austria (d. 1632)
  • 1626 John Ferrabosco, composer
  • 1663 Gian M Crescimbeni, Italian literary/critic (Arcadia)
  • 1704 Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1777)
  • 1727 Johann Wilhelm Hertel, composer
  • 1757 Charles X, reactionary king of France (1824-30); deposed
  • 1760 Pierre Gaveaux, composer
  • 1766 Bedrich Divis Weber, composer
  • 1771 Frederik Willem, duke of Brunswick (1813-15)
  • 1782 Lewis Cass, (Gov-Mich)
  • 1796 Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English Egyptologist (d. 1878)
  • 1813 John Jones Pettus, Confederate governor (D-Miss, 1859-63)
  • 1819 Samuel McGowan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • 1822 George Sykes, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1880)
  • 1823 Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Wilmington, Delaware, Publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher ('Provincial Freeman')
  • 1830 Harriet Hosmer, sculptor
  • 1835 Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (d. 1921)
  • 1840 Simeon Solomon, British artist (d. 1905)
  • 1847 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburg's coal basin)
  • 1847 Stephanus J du Toit, South Africa theologist/journalist (Afr Bond)

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1852 Hermann Emil Fischer, Euskirchen, Rhine Province, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 1919)

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Hermann Emil Fischer
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Hermann Emil Fischer
  • 1858 Gerard L F Philips, Dutch engineer/manufacturer (Philips)
  • 1859 Alfred Dreyfus, accused Jewish French officer (Dreyfus Affair)
  • 1863 Alexander Siloti, Kharkov Russia, pianist/prof (Moscow Cons 1888-91)
  • 1869 Harry Lawrence Freeman, composer
  • 1871 Gerrit Bolkestein, minister of Education (1939-4-)
  • 1871 George Gauthier, Bishop of Montreal and rector of the Université de Montréal (d. 1940)
  • 1871 Didak Buntić, Croatian monk and scholar.
  • 1873 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (Schwarzschild effect)
  • 1873 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (d. 1944)
  • 1874 Nicholas Roerich, Russian painter (d. 1947)
  • 1878 Robert Warwick, [Bien], actor (Falcon's Adventure), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1884 Helene Deutsch, [Rosenbach], psychoanalyst (Boston)
  • 1884 Martin Elmer Johnson, explorer/photographer
  • 1886 Frank Newburg, actor (Homemaker)
  • 1886 Rube Marquard, American baseball player (d. 1980)
  • 1888 Hank Patterson, Alabama, actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres)
  • 1888 Irving Cummings Sr, silent screen star/director (Curly Top), born in NYC, New York
  • 1888 Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician (d. 1938)
  • 1890 Aimee Semple McPherson, evangelist (Pentecostal)/radio preacher
  • 1890 Alfred Julius Swan, composer
  • 1890 Janis Medins, composer
  • 1892 Ivo Andric, Yugoslavia, novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel Prize for Literature 1961)
  • 1892 Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (d. 1941)
  • 1893 Heinrich George, (Schulz), German actor (Hitlerjunge Quex)
  • 1893 M de Andrade, writer
  • 1899 Bruce Catton, US, historian/writer (Civil War)
  • 1900 Alastair Sim, Edinburgh Scot, actor (Christmas Carol, Stage Fright)
  • 1900 Silvio Cator, Haiti, long jumper (Olympic-silver-1928)
  • 1902 Freddie Young, British cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • 1903 Walter O'Malley, baseball team owner (Dodgers)
  • 1904 Carl Parrish, composer
  • 1904 J Dito, Dutch dominican/broadcast chairman (KRO, 1938-45)
  • 1904 Wally Brown, Malden MA, actor (Zombies on Broadway, Girl Rush)
  • 1905 Euphemia MacDonald, dance producer
  • 1905 Howard St John, actor (Born Yesterday, Li'l Abner), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1906 13th earl of Stair, English lt-colonel/large landowner
  • 1906 Janis Ivanovs, composer
  • 1906 Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician (d. 2001)
  • 1907 Klaes Karppinen, Findland, 4 X 10K relay (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1907 Quintin Hogg, British politician (d. 2001)
  • 1908 Jacques Tati[scheff], La Pecq France, director (Traffic, Playtime)
  • 1908 James E Folsom, (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59)
  • 1908 Harry Hooton, Australian poet (d. 1961)
  • 1908 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (d. 1975)
  • 1910 Donald Coggan, English archbishop of York/Canterbury (Glory of God)
  • 1910 Phil Hanna, River Forest Ill, singer (Once Upon a Tune)
  • 1911 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • 1914 Edward Andrews, Griffin GA, actor (Tea & Sympathy, Glass Bottom Boat)
  • 1914 Roger Goeb, composer
  • 1915 Clifford M. Hardin, United States Secretary of Agriculture
  • 1917 Kusuo Kitamura, Japan, 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1918 E Howard Hunt, Hamburg NY, involved in Watergate break-in
  • 1918 Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (d. 2000)
  • 1919 Rezso Sugar, composer
  • 1920 Jens Bjorneboe, Norway, poet/writer (Dikt, Jonas)
  • 1920 Vivienne Della Chiesa, US, actress (?)
  • 1920 Yusef Lateef, Chattanooga Tennessee, American Jazz Saxophonist and Flautist
  • 1920 Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)
  • 1921 Michel Boisrond, French film director (d. 2002)
  • 1922 Fyvush Finkel, actor (Middle Ages, Picket Fences)
  • 1922 Raymond Wilding-White, composer
  • 1923 Donald Sinden, English actor (Doctor at Large, Mogambo, Simba), born in St Budeaux, Plymouth, (d. 2014)
  • 1923 Ronald Tremain, composer
  • 1924 Robert A Rushworth, Madison Maine, test pilot (X-15)
  • 1925 Robert Finch, actor (Academy Theater)
  • 1925 Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (d. 1958)
  • 1926 Danièle Delorme, [Gabrielle Girard], actress (Pardon My Affair), born in Paris (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Ivan Metropolitan Ioann Snychev, Russion Orthodox Priest
  • 1928 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Helsinki Finland, composer (Kaivos)
  • 1930 David Rounds, Bronxville NY, actor (Terence-Beacon Hill)
  • 1930 Fjolnir Stefansson, composer
  • 1931 Tony Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair
  • 1933 Bill Tidy, English cartoonist (Fosdyke Saga)

Famous Weddings

  • 1514 King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII (sister of Henry VIII)

HeartWedding of Interest

1901 Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr (27) weds Abby Aldrich in Warwick Neck, Rhode Island

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr

HeartWedding of Interest

1916 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (21) weds Maxine Gates in Farmington, Utah

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

HeartWedding of Interest

1944 Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (67) weds 1930 Miss France Yvonne Blanche Labrousse (38) in Geneva, Switzerland

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III

HeartWedding of Interest

1985 NBA guard George Gervin (33) weds Joyce King in Bexar County, Texas

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin
  • 1999 "Pretty in Pink" actor Andrew McCarthy (36) weds Carol Schneider
  • 2005 "The O.C." writer and talk show host Regis Philbin's daughter Jennifer Joy Philbin (31) weds NBC comedy series "The Office" writer Michael Schur (32) at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in New York City
  • 2005 Savage Garden musician Daniel Jones (32) weds "Hi-5" member Kathleen De Leon at Avica Weddings and Resort on the Gold Coast in Queensland

HeartWedding of Interest

2005 Italian pop singer Alexia (38) weds Giorgio Armani's nephew Andrea Camerana at Church of San Martino in Piacenza, Italy

Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani
Fashion Designer
Giorgio Armani

HeartWedding of Interest

2011 Musician Paul McCartney (69) weds New Yorker Nancy Shevell (51) in a civil ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall, London

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 2011 TV personality Layla Kayleigh (22) weds Radio Talk Show Host/DJ Steve Covino (36) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Divorces

  • 1973 Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years
  • 1980 Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 113

  • 1047 Clemens II, [Suitger], Pope (1046-47), dies (b. 1005)
  • 1253 Grosseteste, an English scholar, dies at 78
  • 1273 Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany
  • 1326 Reinald I, earl of Gelre/monarch, went insane, dies
  • 1390 Johan I, king of Castile (1379-90), dies
  • 1423 Frederik III of Blankenheim, bishop of Straatsburg/Utrecht, dies
  • 1436 Jacoba van Bavarian, countess of Holland/Zealand, dies at 35
  • 1555 Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (b. 1493)
  • 1562 Gabriel Fallopius, Modena Italy, anatomist, dies
  • 1562 Gabriele Falloppio/Gabriel Fallopius, Modena Italy, anatomist and early advocate for the use of condoms. (b. 1523)
  • 1569 Vladimir of Staritsa, Russian prince (b. 1533)
  • 1597 Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1537)
  • 1646 Baltasar Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip IV, dies
  • 1688 Claude Perrault, French Architect and Physician, dies at 75
  • 1691 William Sacheverell, English statesman (b. 1638)
  • 1709 Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, English mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1640)
  • 1729 Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (b. 1654)
  • 1769 Marianus Konigsperger, composer, dies at 60
  • 1781 Thomas Alexander Erskine Kelly, composer, dies at 49
  • 1793 Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, French missionary (b. 1718)
  • 1797 Elijah B Solomon Zalman, rabbi/Gaon of Vilna Latvia, dies at 77

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1806 Benjamin Banneker, astronomer/mathematician, dies at 74

Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author Benjamin Banneker
Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author
Benjamin Banneker
  • 1821 Georg-Friederich Fuchs, composer, dies at 68
  • 1831 Ioannis Kapodistrias, President (1829-31) and founding father of modern Greece.
  • 1837 Charles Fourier, French utopian socialist (Harmony universal), dies
  • 1841 Karl F Schinkel, German painter/writer (Neue Wache), dies at 60
  • 1873 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • 1891 Johannes Tideman, theologist, dies at 83
  • 1897 John Heemskerk Azn, Dutch Internal minister (1866..88), dies at 79
  • 1900 Heinrich von Herzogenberg, composer, dies at 57
  • 1906 Joseph F Glidden, inventor (barbed wire), dies
  • 1907 Romualdo Marenco, composer, dies at 66
  • 1912 Millie & Christine, Siamese twins, dies at 61
  • 1915 Constant A M Cap, Flemish poet/etcher, dies at 73
  • 1917 Hussain Kamil, sultan of Egypt (1914-17), dies at 63
  • 1918 Michail V Alekseyev, Russian general (WW I), murdered at 60
  • 1924 Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873)
  • 1934 J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer/premier/foreign minister, murdered
  • 1934 King Alexander, of Yugoslavia, killed by Georgief (Croatian terrorist)
  • 1937 August de Boeck, composer, dies at 72
  • 1937 George AA Alting van Geusau, Dutch min of war (1918-20), dies at 73
  • 1940 Wilfred Grenfell, English medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador (b. 1865).
  • 1941 Helen Morgan, American singer/actress, dies of liver ailment at 41
  • 1943 Gerard W Kerncamp, historian/editor-in-chief (Green Amsterdam), dies
  • 1943 Jan Dieters, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed
  • 1943 Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed
  • 1943 Pieter Zeeman, naturalist (Nobel 1902), dies
  • 1949 Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer, dies at 70

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1950 George Hainsworth, National Hockey League goaltender, dies in a car accident at 55

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1955 Alice Joyce, actress (Song O' My Heart), dies at 65
  • 1956 Marie Doro, American actress (b. 1882)
  • 1958 Pius XII, [Eugenio Pacelli], Pope (1939-58), dies at 82
  • 1960 Howard Glenn, NY Titan, dies of injuries sustain in this day's game
  • 1962 Lulu McConnell, comediene (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 80
  • 1963 Thurlow Weed Lieurance, composer, dies at 85
  • 1967 Andre Maurois, [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac), dies

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1967 Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician, executed in Bolivia at 39

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • 1967 Gordon Allport, US Psychologist (personalities), dies at 69
  • 1968 Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed
  • 1970 Jean Giono, writer, dies
  • 1972 Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter, dies at 72
  • 1972 Miriam Hopkins, actress (Carrie, Barbary Coast), dies at 69

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1974 Oskar Schindler, German businessman (b. 1908)

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Industrialist
Oskar Schindler
  • 1976 Walter Warlimont, German General WWII (b. 1894)
  • 1978 Jacques Brel, Belgian chansonnier, buried on Atuama, dies at 49
  • 1982 Anna Freud, Austria/Engl psychoanalyst/daughter of Sigmund, dies at 86
  • 1983 Sun Suk Joon, South Korean vice premier, murdered
  • 1985 Emílio Garrastazu Médici, president of Brazil (b. 1905)
  • 1987 Clare A Booth Luce, US diplomat/journalist, dies at 84
  • 1987 Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (b. 1908)
  • 1988 Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
  • 1988 Felix Wankel, developer of Wankel rotary engine, dies
  • 1989 Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)
  • 1990 Richard Murdoch, actor (Lilli Marlene), dies of heart attack at 83
  • 1991 Roy Black, German singer/actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies
  • 1991 Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of heart attack at 51
  • 1993 C R Rangachari, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • 1993 Geert de Vlaeminck, Belgian champion cyclist, dies at 26
  • 1994 Fred Lebow, US founder of New York Marathon, dies of cancer
  • 1994 James Hill, English director/screenwriter (Born Free), dies at 75
  • 1994 Joan Dickson, cellist, dies at 72
  • 1994 Raich Carter, footballer, dies at 80
  • 1995 Alec Douglas-Home, PM of Britain (1963-64), dies
  • 1995 John Alfred Scali, journalist/diplomat, dies at 77
  • 1995 Kukrit Pramoj, PM of Thailand (1975-76), dies at 84
  • 1995 Lord Home of Hirsel, cricket (Middlesex player later British PM), dies
  • 1995 Patric William Billy Walker, astrologer, dies at 64
  • 1995 Phillip Jack Oppenheimer, diamond trader, dies at 83
  • 1996 Alan Charles Downes, cameraman, dies at 58
  • 1996 Harvey Vernon, actor (Jasper-Carter Country), dies at 69
  • 1996 Nigel Thomas Loveridge Fisher, politician, dies at 83
  • 1996 Richard Clarkson, aerodynamicist, dies at 94
  • 1997 Arthur Tracy, radio personality (Street Singer), dies at 98
  • 1999 Milt Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (b. 1923)
  • 1999 Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (b. 1914)
  • 2000 David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945)
  • 2000 Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1918)
  • 2001 Dagmar, American television personality (b. 1921)
  • 2001 Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2002 Charles Guggenheim, American film director/producer (b. 1924)