On This Day for 10th September

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 220

  • 422 St Celestine I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 506 35 bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde, shedding light on the moral conditions of the clergy and laity in southern France
  • 918 Arnulf I the Old becomes landsheer of Flanders
  • 1349 Jews who survived a massacre in Constance Germany are burned to death
  • 1510 Bishop Frederik of Bathe recaptures Oldenzaal
  • 1547 Battle of Pinkie, Midlothian: English beat the Scots
  • 1547 English demand Edward VI (10) wed Mary Queen of Scots (5)

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1608 John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va

Explorer John Smith
Explorer
John Smith

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1776 George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale volunteers

US Patriot and Soldier Nathan Hale
US Patriot and Soldier
Nathan Hale
First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1785 Prussia signs trade agreement with US
  • 1798 British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St George
  • 1813 Comm Oliver H Perry defeats British in Battle of Lake Erie

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1823 Simon Bolivar named president of Peru

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon Bolívar
  • 1838 Hector Berlioz' opera "Benvenuto Cellini" premieres in Paris
  • 1845 King Willem II opens Amsterdam Stock exchange
  • 1846 Elias Howe patents sewing machine
  • 1847 1st theater opens in Hawaii
  • 1849 1st performance by US actor Edwin Booth (Richard III)
  • 1858 John Holden hits 1st recorded HR (Bkln vs NY)
  • 1858 George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora.
  • 1861 -15] Battle at Cheat Mountain, Elkwater West Virginia
  • 1861 Battle of Carnifex Ferry VA, 170 casualities

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1863 Georges Bizet's opera "Les Pêcheurs de Perles" premieres in Paris

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 1869 Baptist minister supposedly invents rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1870 Dutch Jurist Cooperation forms

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1872 Karl Marx speaks in Amsterdam

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • 1875 15th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Sr. shoots a 166 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1880 Pierre de Brazza signs treaty with King Makoko of Congo
  • 1882 1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)
  • 1884 Congressman John R Lynch presides over Republican National Convention
  • 1894 London taxi driver George Smith is first fined for drunk driving
  • 1897 Lattimer Massacre - a sheriff's posse kills twenty unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States.
  • 1898 Lord Kitchener's ships sails from Kartoum to Fashoda
  • 1898 Empress Elizabeth of Austria is assassinated by Luigi Lucheni.
  • 1899 2nd quake in 7 days (8.6) hits Yakutat Bay Alaska
  • 1900 20.3 cm rainfall at Elk Point, South Dakota (state record)
  • 1902 Utrecht soccer team UVV forms
  • 1905 Japanese battleship Mikasa explodes
  • 1910 Great Idaho Fire destroys 3 million acres of timber
  • 1913 Cleveland Call & Post forms
  • 1913 George W Buckner, named minister to Liberia
  • 1913 Lincoln Highway opens as 1st paved coast-to-coast highway
  • 1918 Players on both sides threaten to strike the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners & $1,000 each for the losers
  • 1919 Indian's Ray Caldwell no-hits Yankees 3-0

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1919 NYC welcomes home Gen John J Pershing & 25,000 WW I soldiers

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing
  • 1919 Treaty of St Germain: Austria ends incorporation with Germany
  • 1919 China becomes member of League of Nations
  • 1922 Largest Polo Grounds crowd see Meusel, Ruth & Gehrig consecutive HRs
  • 1923 Irish Free state joins League of Nations
  • 1924 Giants rip Braves 22-1, Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
  • 1924 Leopold & Loeb found guilty of murder
  • 1926 Allies-German treaty of Koblenz drawn
  • 1926 Germany joins League of Nations
  • 1927 22nd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Philadelphia (3-2)
  • 1930 Charles E Mitchell, named minister to Liberia
  • 1931 Lord Cecil of British government says War was never so improbable
  • 1931 51st U.S. Men's National Championship: Ellsworth Vines beats George Lott (7-9, 6-3, 9-7, 7-5)
  • 1932 Dodgers' Johnny Frederick hits record 6th pinch-hit HR of the season
  • 1932 Independent City Owned Rapid Transit Railroad (IND) opens in NYC
  • 1932 52nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet (6-4, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1933 1st Negro League All-Star Game, West beats East 11-7 (Comiskey Park)
  • 1933 53rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Jack Crawford (6-3, 11-13, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1)
  • 1937 2nd American Football League plays 1st game (LA 21, Pittsburgh 0)
  • 1937 Cleveland (Los Angeles) Rams plays their 1st NFL game, lose 28-0

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1939 Canada, under the leadership of Mackenzie King, declares war on Germany

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • 1940 Buckingham Palace hit by German bomb
  • 1942 British troops lands on Madagascar
  • 1942 RAF drops 100,000 bombs on Dusseldorf
  • 1943 British 8th army occupies Tarente
  • 1943 German troops occupied Rome & took over the protection of Vatican City
  • 1943 Italian fleet anchors at Malta
  • 1943 Lt-Gen Bradley arrives in Prestwick/London
  • 1944 Lt-gen Frederick Browning against Montgomery "But, sir, I think we might be going a bridge too far"
  • 1945 KLS-AM in Oakland Ca changes call letters to KWBR (now KDIA)
  • 1945 Vidkun Quisling sentenced to death for collaborating with Nazis
  • 1945 Mike the Headless Chicken is decapitated in Fruita, Colorado; he survives for another 18 months before choking to death.
  • 1948 Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life

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1948 Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1949 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" closes at Broadway NYC after 76 performances

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1950 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 HR in a game at Griffith Stadium

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1951 British begin economic boycott of Iran

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1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Thomasville Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1953 Swanson sells its 1st "TV dinner"
  • 1954 12 second shock kills 1,460 in Orleansville Algeria
  • 1954 WLUK TV channel 11 in Green Bay, WI (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls
  • 1955 "Gunsmoke" premieres on CBS TV
  • 1956 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • 1956 Louisville Ky public schools integrates
  • 1956 WSYE (now WETM) TV channel 18 in Elmira-Corning, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1957 "Mask & Gown" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • 1958 WJCT TV channel 7 in Jacksonville, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)

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1960 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1961 Mickey Mantle becomes 7th to hit HR # 400
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1961 Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his Ferrari.

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1961 81st U.S. Men's National Championship: Roy Emerson beats Rod Laver (7-5, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

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1961 75th U.S. Women's National Championship: Darlene Hard beats Ann Jones (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • 1962 KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 214

  • 1169 Alexios II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1183)
  • 1487 Julius III, Counter-Reformation pope (1550-55)
  • 1550 Alonso de Guzmán El Bueno, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish Armada commander (d. 1615)
  • 1561 Hernando Arias de Saavedra, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1634)
  • 1585 Ercole Porta, composer
  • 1588 Nicholas Lanier, composer
  • 1624 Thomas Sydenham, English physician (d. 1689)

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1638 Maria Theresa of Spain, El Escorial, Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France (d. 1683)

Queen of Louis XIV Maria Theresa of Spain
Queen of Louis XIV
Maria Theresa of Spain
  • 1645 Romeyn de Hooghe, Haarlem Neth, painter/goldsmith
  • 1659 Henry Purcell, English organist/composer (Dido & Aeneas)
  • 1714 Niccolo Jommelli, Italy, composer
  • 1736 Carter Braxton, US farmer/signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1751 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1753 John Soane, English architect (Bank of England, Soane Museum)
  • 1758 Hannah Webster Foster, American author (d. 1840)
  • 1779 Louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer
  • 1786 Nicolás Bravo, Mexican politician and soldier (d. 1854)
  • 1786 William Mason, American politician (d. 1860)
  • 1787 John Jordan Crittenden, MC (Union), (d. 1863)
  • 1788 Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (d. 1868)
  • 1801 Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner (d. 1881)
  • 1810 Albert Gallatin Blanchard, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1815 Eleazer Arthur Paine, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1823 Adolf von Doss, composer
  • 1832 Randall Lee Gibson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1836 Joseph Wheeler II, Maj Gen (Confederacy/Cavalry/Army of Tennessee)
  • 1836 Karl Merz, composer
  • 1839 Isaac Kauffman Funk, US, publisher (Funk & Wagnalls)
  • 1839 Charles Peirce, American philosopher (d. 1914)
  • 1844 Abel Hoadley, Australian confectioner (d. 1918)
  • 1848 William M Harnett, US painter (Old Violin)
  • 1852 Alice Brown Davis, Seminole chief (d. 1935)
  • 1854 Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman)
  • 1857 James E Keeler, US, astronomer (rings of Saturn)
  • 1861 Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (d. 1941)
  • 1866 Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin, composer
  • 1866 Jeppe Aakjær, Danish writer (d. 1930)
  • 1869 Caro Roma, composer
  • 1871 Charles Collett, British mechanical engineer (d. 1952)
  • 1872 Josephina "Frieda" Herberich, actress (Verdoold Sheep)
  • 1872 Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, India, cricketer/politician
  • 1875 Paul Scheinpflug, composer
  • 1877 Georgia B D Camp Johnson, US, poet/playwright (Autumn Love Cycle)
  • 1882 Paul Harvey, IL, actor (Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree)
  • 1883 Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist
  • 1885 Berthold Altaner, German church historian (Patrologie)
  • 1885 Carl Clinton Van Doren, US literary (9th Wave)
  • 1885 Johannes de Jong, cardinal/archbishop of Utrecht (Handbook)
  • 1886 Hilda Doolittle, US, poetess (imagisten)
  • 1887 Giovanni Gronchi, president of Italy
  • 1889 Vilem Petrzelka, composer
  • 1890 Franz Werfel, Austria, author (40 Days of Musa Dagh)

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1890 Elsa Schiaparelli, Rome, Italian fashion designer

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • 1892 Arthur H Compton, US physicist (X-rays)
  • 1893 Al "Fuzzy" St John, Santa Ana California, actor (Lash of the West)
  • 1893 Maria de Jesus, Portuguese supercentenarian
  • 1895 Kavi Samrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Telugu writer (d. 1976).
  • 1896 Ye Ting, Chinese military leader (d. 1946)
  • 1896 Adele Astaire, American dancer and entertainer (d. 1981)
  • 1896 Robert Taschereau, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1897 Nancy Keene Lancaster, designer/Collector
  • 1897 Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)
  • 1897 Hilde Hildebrand, German actress (d. 1976)
  • 1898 Adele Marie Astaire, sister of Fred Astaire, entertainer, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1898 Bessie Love, Midland TX, actress (Broadway Melody, Children of Damned)
  • 1898 Waldo Semon, American inventor (d. 1999)
  • 1902 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Wegwerkers)
  • 1904 Max Shachtman, American politician (d. 1972)
  • 1906 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Hooglied)
  • 1907 Alva R. Fitch, American army officer (d. 1989)
  • 1908 Raymond Harry Warnow Scott, American composer ('The Toy Trumpet'), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1908 Waldo Wedel, American Archaeologist (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Brother William Oliver Antoninus Everson, poet
  • 1912 Mary Walter, Filipina actress (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Zeph[ania L] Mothopeng, pres South Afr Pan-African Congress (1986- )
  • 1914 Robert Wise, director (Day the Earth Stood Still, West Side Story)
  • 1915 Edmond O'Brien, actor (Sam Benedict, Johnny Midnight), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 Niall MacDermott, lawyer/politician
  • 1917 Franfo Fortini, poet
  • 1917 Miguel Serrano, Chilean author and diplomat
  • 1918 Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (d. 1932)
  • 1919 John Noorda, resistance fighter
  • 1919 Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer
  • 1920 Egbert van Paridon, Dutch actor/director (Assault)
  • 1920 Fabio Taglioni, Italian motorcycle engineer (d. 2001)
  • 1921 Cornelis A H Wagtho, student/resistance fighter
  • 1924 Boyd K. Packer, LDS church apostle, born in Brigham City, Utah (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1925 Roy James Brown, boxer/soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1926 Beryl Cook, British painter
  • 1927 Gwen Watford, British actress (Body in the Library, Ghoul)
  • 1928 Leo P[atrick] Kelley, US, sci-fi author (Dead Moon, Vacation in Space)
  • 1928 Jean Vanier, Canadian disabilities advocate
  • 1928 Walter Martin, American Christian apologist (d. 1989)
  • 1929 Akio Yashiro, composer

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1929 Arnold Daniel Palmer, Latrobe PA, PGA golfer (1964 Masters)

  • 1929 Pentti Siimes, [Pentti Kalevi Siimes], Helsinki Finland
  • 1930 Kenneth Kweku Sinaman Dadzie, diplomat
  • 1931 Philip Baker Hall, American actor
  • 1932 Bo Goldman, American screenwriter

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1957 Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien (23) weds Aline Chaine (21) in Canada

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien

HeartWedding of Interest

1961 Nigerian novelist, critic and academic Chinua Achebe ("Things Fall Apart") marries Christie Okoli

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe

HeartWedding of Interest

1961 Baseball player Ted Williams marries model Lee Howard (divorced 1967)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1966 Actor John Lithgow (20) weds Jean Taynton
  • 1993 Actress Loretta Young, 80, weds costume designer Jean Louis, 85
  • 2005 Glamour model Katie Price (27) weds 90s pop sensation singer Peter Andre (32) in Highclere Castle, Hampshire
  • 2005 Fashion model Jodie Kidd (26) weds entrepreneur Aidan Butler at St. Peter's Church in Twineham, West Sussex, England
  • 2005 "The Yardbirds" rock guitarist Jeff Beck (61) weds Sandra Cash in Tunbridge Wells, England
  • 2005 "Coronation Street" actress Samia Ghadie (23) weds property developer Matthew Smith at St Philip's Church in Alderley Edge, Cheshire
  • 2005 British television presenter Kate Garraway (38) weds former political lobbyist Derek Draper (38) at St. Mary The Virgin parish church in London, England
  • 2005 Camilla Parker-Bowles's son Tom Parker Bowles (30) weds "Harpers & Queen" fashion features editor Sara Buys at St. Nicholas' Church in Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire, England
  • 2011 Actress Amy Smart (36) weds TV personality and model Carter Oosterhouse (35) in Traverse City, Michigan
  • 2013 TV personality Holly Madison (33) weds Insomniac Events founder Pasquale Rotella in a fairytale wedding at Disneyland

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 115


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210 Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of China

First Emperor of the Qin dynasty Qin Shi Huang
First Emperor of the Qin dynasty
Qin Shi Huang
  • 918 Baldwin II, Count of Flanders, dies at about 53
  • 954 Louis IV, of overseas, King of France, dies
  • 1167 Empress Matilda, wife of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1102)
  • 1197 Henry II of Champagne (b. 1166)
  • 1217 William de Reviers, 5th Earl of Devon
  • 1279 Robert Kilwardby/Anglicus, English philosopher/Cardinal, dies
  • 1305 Nicholas van Tolentino, Italian saint, dies
  • 1308 Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (b. 1285)
  • 1382 Louis I, the Great, King of Hungary/Poland, dies
  • 1419 John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy is assassinated by adherents of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France
  • 1482 Federico da Montefeltro, Italian Renaissance condottiero and arts patron
  • 1519 John Colet, English churchman and educator
  • 1547 Pierlugi Faraese, Italian son of Pope Paul III, murdered
  • 1559 Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (b. 1501)
  • 1600 John Bruhesius, [Bruhesen], bishop of Groningen, dies
  • 1604 William Morgan, Welsh Bible translator (b. 1545)
  • 1607 Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Italian composer and organist (b. 1545)
  • 1623 John I Van de Velde, calligrapher (Mirror of Write-Konste), dies
  • 1669 Henrietta Maria, queen of Charles I of England (b. 1609)
  • 1676 Gerrard Winstanley, English religious reformer (b. 1609)
  • 1680 Marco Uccellini, composer, dies
  • 1680 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato (b. 1610)
  • 1748 Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, foundress of the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (b. 1663)
  • 1749 Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)
  • 1759 Ferdinand Konščak, Croatian explorer (b. 1703)
  • 1765 Jacob Gilles, pension advisor, dies at about 74
  • 1797 Mary Wollstonecraft, English author (b. 1759)
  • 1801 Jason Fairbanks, American murderer (b. 1780)
  • 1806 Johann C Adelung, German translator/librarian, dies at 74
  • 1828 Count d'Andreossi, French general/parliament leader, dies at 67
  • 1831 George Guest, composer, dies at 60
  • 1839 Pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter, dies at 66
  • 1842 Letitia Tyler, US President Tyler's (1841-45) wife, dies at 51
  • 1845 Karl August von Lichtenstein, composer, dies at 78
  • 1851 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator (b. 1787)
  • 1858 Henry Wellington Greatorex, composer, dies at 44
  • 1862 Carlos A Lopez, president of Paraguay (1844-62), dies at 71
  • 1867 Simon Sechter, composer, dies at 78
  • 1868 Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen, composer, dies at 79
  • 1895 Harrison Millard, composer, dies at 64
  • 1898 Elisabeth AE, empress of Austria/wife of Franz Joseph I, dies at 60
  • 1905 Pete Browning, American baseball player (b. 1861)
  • 1915 Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Premier of Quebec (b. 1822)
  • 1916 Friedrich Gernsheim, composer, dies at 77
  • 1922 Arpad Szendy, composer, dies at 59
  • 1924 Walter Lees, cricketer (26 wkts on 5 Tests Eng v SA 1905-06), dies
  • 1930 G A Faulkner, cricketer (S Afr googly all-rounder), commits suicide
  • 1931 Alfonso Randano, composer, dies at 78
  • 1931 Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1869)
  • 1932 Percy Fletcher, composer, dies at 52
  • 1934 George Henschel, composer, dies at 84
  • 1937 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian writer (b. 1892)
  • 1942 Nachman N "Neddy" Bamberg, actor, dies in Auschwitz at 63
  • 1944 Jaap P Musch, Dutch resistance fighter, murdered by Nazis
  • 1945 Vaino Raitio, composer, dies at 54
  • 1951 Giuseppe Mule, composer, dies at 66
  • 1952 Youssef Aftimus, Lebanese civil engineer and architect (b. 1866)
  • 1954 Peter Anders, German opera singer, dies
  • 1955 Robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer, dies at 70
  • 1960 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63
  • 1961 Leo Carrillo, actor (Pancho-Cisco Kid), dies at 81
  • 1961 Wolfgang von Trips, German racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1965 Bobby Jordan, actor (Dead End Kids), dies of sclerosis of liver at 42
  • 1965 Father Divine [ Reverend Major Jealous Divine], "the Messenger", African American religious leader
  • 1966 James Langridge, cricketer (242 runs & 19 wkts for England), dies
  • 1966 Emil Gumbel, German mathematician and pacifist (b. 1891)

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1970 Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer, dies at 78

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • 1971 Bella Darvi, actress (Racers), commits suicide at 42
  • 1971 Pier Angeli, actress (Octaman), dies of barbiturate overdose at 39
  • 1972 Sidney Pegler, cricket leg spinner (leading S Afr prior to WWI), dies
  • 1976 Dalton Trumbo, US writer/director (Johnny Got His Gun), dies at 70
  • 1976 Dorothy Devore, actress (Newscast, Senor Daredevil), dies at 77
  • 1976 George Baxter, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), dies at 71
  • 1976 Mordecai Johnson, 1st African American president of Howard U, dies at 86
  • 1977 Hamida Djandoubi, convicted murderer last to, die by guillotine
  • 1978 Ronnie Peterson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1944)
  • 1979 Agostinho Neto, poet/1st pres of Angola, dies at 56
  • 1979 Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer, dies at 99
  • 1982 Max Winders Maximilien, brought Belgium gold reserve to England, dies
  • 1983 Balthasar J "John" Vorster, South African premier (1966-78), dies at 67
  • 1983 Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
  • 1985 Alexa Kenin, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), dies at 23
  • 1985 Ernest Julius Öpik, Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist known for his studies of meteors and the structure and evolution of the cosmos, dies at 91
  • 1989 Jeff Stollmeyer, cricketer (32 Tests for WI), murdered
  • 1990 Samuel Kanyon Doe, president of Liberia (1980-90), assassinated
  • 1991 Sarah Sally Lawrence, entertainer, dies at 61
  • 1991 Yves Montand, actor (Lets Make Love, Z), dies at 70
  • 1991 Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (b. 1908)
  • 1993 Janice Carroll, actress (End, April Fools), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1993 Rita Karin, Polish-Latvia/US actress (Sophie's Choice), dies at 73
  • 1994 Amy Clampitt, British poet (Silence Opens), dies at 74
  • 1995 Charles Denner, actor (Mado, Stella, Z, Landru), dies at 69
  • 1995 Derek Meddings, special Effects technician, dies at 64
  • 1995 Molly Mary Hyde, cricketer, dies at 81
  • 1996 Ray Coleman, journalist, dies at 59
  • 1996 Hans List, Austrian scientist and inventor (b. 1896)
  • 1997 Jack Adkisson, professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • 1998 Carl Forgione, British actor (b. 1944)
  • 1999 Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (b. 1927)