On This Day for 12th September

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 228

  • 1015 Henry I becomes Count of Leuven
  • 1213 Battle at Muret: Crusade of Simon de Montfort beat Pedro II of Aragon
  • 1217 French prince Louis & English King Henry III sign peace treaty
  • 1229 The Aragonese army under the command of James I of Aragon disembarks at Santa Ponça, Majorca, with the purpose of conquering the island.
  • 1396 Crusaders under earl of Nevers reaches Nicopolis
  • 1543 Treaty of Venlo: Duke Willem of Gulik & Emperor Charles V
  • 1556 Emperor Charles abdicates in favour of his brother Ferdinand I
  • 1624 1st submarine publicly tested in London on the Thames before James I
  • 1635 Sweden & Poland sign ceasefire Treaty of Stuhmsdorf
  • 1639 Viceroy Thomas Wentworth sails back to England
  • 1662 John Flamsteed sees partial solar eclipse, stirs his interest in astronomy
  • 1673 Prince Willem III occupies Naarden
  • 1683 Austro-Ottoman War: Battle of Vienna - several European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1695 NY Jews petition governor Dongan for religious liberties
  • 1703 Emperor Leopold I ends contacts on Spanish heritage
  • 1703 English army under arch duke Charles of Austria lands in Portugal
  • 1720 Isaak of Hoornbeek elected Dutch pension advisor
  • 1722 Russian troops occupy Baku & Derbent on Persia
  • 1733 Polish Landowners select Stanislaw Lesczynski king
  • 1745 Duke of Toscane chosen German emperor Frans I Stefanus
  • 1751 Amsterdam refuses establishment of Jewish ghetto
  • 1758 French astronomer Charles Messier mistakenly identifies the Crab Nebula so begins his Messier Catalogue
  • 1759 British soldiers capture the town of Quebec.

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1776 Nathan Hale leaves Harlem Heights Camp (127th St) for spy mission

US Patriot and Soldier Nathan Hale
US Patriot and Soldier
Nathan Hale

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1787 American statesman George Mason suggests the addition of a Bill of Rights to the Constitution modeled on previous state declarations, but the motion is defeated

American Statesman George Mason
American Statesman
George Mason
  • 1814 Battle of North Point fought near Baltimore during War of 1812
  • 1847 Mexican-American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.
  • 1848 Switzerland becomes a Federal state.
  • 1857 423 die when "Central America" sinks off Cape Romain SC
  • 1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry VA
  • 1867 2nd synagogue in Curacao, Emanu-El of Willemstad, inaugurated
  • 1874 1874 The District of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada is founded.
  • 1876 King Leopold II opens Congo-conference
  • 1878 Cleopatra Needle installed in London
  • 1882 Belgian King Leopold II receives Pierre de Brazza
  • 1885 Highest score (35) recorded in any 1st-class soccer match is set
  • 1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Greek Interpreter" (BG)
  • 1890 Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland and found Fort Salisbury (now Harare, Zimbabwe).
  • 1895 Defender (US) beats Valkyrie III (England) in 10th America's Cup
  • 1897 Tirah Campaign: Battle of Saragarhi
  • 1901 Arabs attack Gedara Palestine
  • 1906 The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.
  • 1907 Lusitania arrives in NYC after 5 day crossing of Atlantic (record)
  • 1908 Canada appoints a Civil Service Commission, initiating a more equitable system for selecting civil servants
  • 1910 Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony premieres in Munich with 1028 musicians
  • 1910 United States' 1st female cop (on record), Alice Stebbins Wells, appointed (LAPD)

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1911 Boston's Cy Young vs Christy Mathewson of Giants, Giants win 9-0

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1912 Dutch Olympian Committee forms (NOC)
  • 1914 Yankee shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, 23, becomes youngest manager
  • 1918 WW I: US forces launch an attack on German-occupied St Mihiel
  • 1919 The poet Gabriele D'Annunzio organizes a militant nationalist group and takes Fiume (Rijeka) for Italy

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1919 Adolf Hitler joins the obscure German Worker's Party as its seventh member, agreeing not with worker's rights, but with its German Nationalism and antisemitism

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1920 7th Olympic games close in Antwerp Belgium

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1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:35.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1923 Britain takes over Southern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
  • 1925 20th Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (5-0)
  • 1927 Sigmund Romberg's musical "My Maryland," premieres in NYC
  • 1928 -17] Hurricane in Florida, kills 6,000
  • 1928 Katharine Hepburn's NY stage debut in "Night Hostess"
  • 1930 Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce HR
  • 1932 Bkln Dodger Johnny Frederick hits his record 6th pinch hit HR
  • 1932 German government of Papen falls/Reichstag dissolved
  • 1933 Alejandro Lerroux forms new Spanish government
  • 1933 Dutch parliament accepts ban on uniforms
  • 1933 Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction.
  • 1934 Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania signs Baltic Entente, against USSR
  • 1934 54th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Wilmer Allison (6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 8-6)
  • 1935 Millionaire Howard Hughes flies his own designed plane at 352.46 mph
  • 1935 55th U.S. Men's National Championship: Wilmer Allison beats Sidney Wood (6-2, 6-2, 6-3)
  • 1936 56th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Don Budge (2-6, 6-2, 8-6, 1-6, 10-8)

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1936 50th U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs (4-6, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 1938 Adolf Hitler demands self-determination for Sudeten Germans in Czech
  • 1940 49 die & 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant explodes (NJ)
  • 1940 Italian troops enter Egypt
  • 1940 4 teens, following their dog down a hole near Lascaux France discover 17,000-year-old drawings now known as Lascaux Cave Paintings
  • 1941 1st German ship in WW II captured by US ship (Busko)
  • 1942 Battle of Edson's Ridge begins at Guadalcanal
  • 1942 Free-Poland & Belgium asks pope to condemn nazi-war crimes
  • 1943 Free French lands on Corsica

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1943 Waffen-SS (Skorzeny) frees Benito Mussolini at Gran Sasso

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1944 -16] Hurricane, kills 389 in NC
  • 1944 Noorbeek & Mheer freed
  • 1944 US Army troops entered Germany for 1st time
  • 1946 Court martial convicts Henry de Man to 20 years, in Brussels
  • 1947 Pirate Ralph Kiner hits his record 8th HR in 4 games
  • 1948 Invasion of the State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army on the day after the Pakistani leader Jinnah's death.
  • 1949 Theodor Heuss elected 1st pres/Conrad Adenauer 1st PM of German FR
  • 1950 Belgian government dismisses all communist civil servants
  • 1952 Noel Coward's "Quadrille," premieres in London
  • 1953 "Carnival in Flanders" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team, defeating Milwaukee Braves 105-49

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1954 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1954 Indians sweep Yanks at Municipal Stadium; largest AL crowd (86,563)
  • 1954 WLBZ TV channel 2 in Bangor, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 White Sox win 90th game, 1st time they win this many since 1920
  • 1955 KNTV TV channel 11 in San Jose, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Black students enter & are barred from Clay Ky elementary school
  • 1957 Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus visits US
  • 1958 US Supreme Court orders Little Rock Ark high school to integrate
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 205

  • 1492 Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (d. 1519)
  • 1494 King Francis I of France (1515-47), (d. 1547)
  • 1559 Lodovico Cardi da Cigoli, Italian painter/architect

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1575 Henry Hudson, English navigator and explorer (Hudson River)

Explorer Henry Hudson
Explorer
Henry Hudson
  • 1605 William Dugdale, English antiquarian (d. 1686)
  • 1655 Sebastien de Brossard, composer
  • 1688 Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1731)
  • 1690 Peter Dens, Belgian Catholic theologian (d. 1775)
  • 1720 Frederick Philipse III, land owner (Bronx, Westchester & Putnam), born in NYC, New York
  • 1725 Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (d. 1792)
  • 1740 Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (d. 1817)
  • 1761 Georg Friedrich Theodor Wolf, composer
  • 1768 Bemnjamin Carr, composer
  • 1788 Alexander Campbell, Irish/US founder (Disciples of Christ)
  • 1801 Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing-teacher
  • 1803 Frantisek Matej Hilmar, composer
  • 1806 Andrew Hull Foote, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1863)
  • 1811 James Hall, US geologist (Natural history of NY)
  • 1812 Richard Hoe, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1886)
  • 1818 Richard Jordan Gatling, US, inventor (hand-cranked machine gun)
  • 1829 Anselm Feuerbach, German painter
  • 1829 Charles Dudley Warner, Mass, newspaperman/author (Being a Boy)
  • 1830 William Sprague, governor of Rhode Island (1859-63)
  • 1852 Herbert Henry Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (L, 1908-16), (d. 1928)
  • 1855 Simon-Napoléon Parent, Canadian politician (d. 1920)
  • 1856 Johann Heinrich Beck, composer
  • 1857 George H Breitner, Dutch impressionist painter/water colors painter
  • 1858 Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter/sculptor
  • 1871 Friedrich, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania
  • 1873 Sul-To-Wan, [Nellie Conley], US actress (Uncle Tom's Cabin)
  • 1875 Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor (d. 1926)
  • 1876 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel, Pallieter)
  • 1877 Maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress (Jane Eyre)
  • 1879 Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter
  • 1879 H de Bie, Dutch lawyer (children's law)

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1880 Henry Louis Mencken, American newspaperman/critic (Prejudices), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken
  • 1881 Daniel Jones, England phoneticist (English pronouncing dictionary)
  • 1887 George Georgescu, composer
  • 1888 Maurice Chevalier, French actor and singer, "thank heaven for little girls" (Gigi), born in Paris
  • 1890 Guido Guerrini, composer
  • 1891 Adolph Weiss, composer
  • 1891 Pedro Albizu Campos, advocate for Puerto Rican independence (d. 1965)
  • 1892 Alfred A Knopf, US, publisher (1966 Alexander Hamilton Medal)
  • 1894 Billy Gilbert, Louisville KY, actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday)
  • 1895 Alice Lake, silent screen actress (Glamour, Wicked), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1896 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Il Libro Dell'Alpe)

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1897 Irene Joliot-Curie, Paris, physicist, (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935), (d. 1956), daughter of Marie Curie

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • 1898 Ben Shahn, painter (1964 Arts & Letters)
  • 1898 Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (d. 1963)
  • 1899 Gerard Hordijk, Dutch architect/painter
  • 1900 Eric Harding Thiman, composer
  • 1901 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1901 Ernst Pepping, German composer
  • 1902 Juscelino Kubitschek, president Brazil (1955-60)
  • 1904 Gavril Nikolayevich Popov, composer
  • 1905 Boris Arapov, composer
  • 1906 Ruvim Pergament, composer
  • 1907 Joe Lederer, Austrian actress/writer (Drei Tage Liebe)
  • 1907 Louis MacNeice, Irish poet (d. 1963)
  • 1909 Spud Chandler, baseball player (AL MVP 1943)
  • 1909 Donald MacDonald, O.C., LL.D. former president of the Canadian Labour Congress and politician (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Ben[jamin S] Polak, Neth, physician/communist/resistance fighter
  • 1913 Jesse Owens, track star, spoiled Hitler's 1936 Olympics with 4 gold
  • 1913 Kenneth Lo, cookery writer/restaurateur
  • 1914 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (d. 1988)
  • 1914 Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Billy Daniels, Jacksonville Fla, singer (Billy Daniels Show)
  • 1915 Frank McGee, American journalist (d. 1974)
  • 1916 Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver (d. 1961)
  • 1917 Christian Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor/artist
  • 1917 Seamas NacNeill, piper
  • 1917 Pierre Sévigny, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Irene Dailey, actress (Liz-Another World, Grissom Gang), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Jan W Schulte Nordholt, Dutch poet/historian (Blossoming Stone)
  • 1921 Frank McGee, Monroe La, news anchor (NBC Evening News)
  • 1921 Stanislaw Lem, Lwów, Poland, sci-fi author (Solaris, Invincible)
  • 1922 Jackson Mac Low, composer
  • 1922 Viscount Allendale, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1922 Ellen Demming, American actress (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Howard Curtis Nielson, (Rep-R-UT, 1983- )
  • 1924 Jean Le Poulain, Marseille, France, actor (Divine)
  • 1925 Dickie Moore, actor (Expert, Oliver Twist, Little Men), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Gianna Maria Canale, Reggio Calabria Italy, actress (Go For Broke)
  • 1927 Ina Muller-van Ast, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1929 Harvey Lester Schmidt, composer
  • 1930 Larry Austin, composer
  • 1931 George Jones, Saratoga Tx, singer (Golden Rings, Oh Lonesome Me), (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Ian Holm, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Alien), born in Ilford Essex
  • 1931 Kristin Hunter, [Eggleston], US author (God Bless the Child)
  • 1933 Stafford Heginbotham, toymaker/Football Club Chairman
  • 1933 Tatiana Doronina, Russian actress
  • 1934 Gunther Gebel-Williams, lion tamer (Ringling Bros Circus)
  • 1934 Glenn Davis, American athlete
  • 1934 Jaegwon Kim, Korean-born American philosopher
  • 1935 Allan B Swift, (Rep-D-Washington, 1979- )
  • 1935 Richard H Hunt, sculptor (Pyramidal Construction), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Daniela Rocca, Sicily, actress (Battle of Austerlitz, Empty Canvas)
  • 1937 Wesley Hall, West indian/British politician
  • 1937 George Chuvalo, Canadian boxer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1812 Revolutionary leader Jose de San Martin (33) weds María de los Remedios de Escalada at Buenos Aires Cathedral in Argentina

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • 1840 Composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck

HeartWedding of Interest

1846 Poet and playwright Robert Browning (34) weds fellow poet Elizabeth Barrett (40) at Marylebone Church in London

HeartWedding of Interest

1908 Politician Winston Churchill marries Clementine Hozier

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

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1923 Actor Spencer Tracy (23) weds Louise Treadwell (26) in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1936 "first Irish movie star" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (25) weds film director John Farrow (32)

HeartWedding of Interest

1953 American Senator John F. Kennedy (36) weds Jacqueline Bouvier (24) in Newport, Rhode Island

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
US First Lady
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • 2006 NBA basketball star Tracy McGrady (27) weds CleRenda Harris at the sandy beach in Los Cabos, Mexico
  • 2009 Platinum-selling rock band "3 Doors Down" lead singer Brad Arnold weds horseback rider Jennifer Sanderford in Escatawpa, Mississippi

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 121

  • 352 Maximinus van Trier, bishop of Trier/saint, dies
  • 413 Marcellinus of Carthage, Christian saint
  • 1012 Guido van Anderlecht, Flemish pilgrim/saint, dies
  • 1015 Lambert I with the Beard, Count of Leuven, dies in battle at about 65
  • 1185 Andronicus I Comnenus, Byzantine emperor (1183-85), lynched
  • 1213 Pedro II, [el Catolico], king of Aragon, dies in battle
  • 1362 Innocent VI, [Etienne Aubert], Pope (1352-62), dies
  • 1369 Blanche of Lancaster, wife of John of Gaunt (b. 1345)
  • 1500 Albrecht III van Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon, dies at 57
  • 1591 Richard Grenville, vice-admiral (Roanoke) dies in battle at 49
  • 1604 Louis Gunther, earl of Nassau, dies in battle at about 29
  • 1612 Tsar Vasili IV of Russia (b. 1552)
  • 1642 Cinq Mars, French plotter, executed
  • 1647 Joos Banckert, Swiss admiral (Spanish silver fleet), dies at 48
  • 1660 Jacob Cats, [Father Cats], pension advisor of Holland, dies at 82
  • 1661 Jacobus de la Torra, RC apostole vicar of Holland, dies at about 53
  • 1665 Jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (b. 1596)
  • 1672 Tanneguy Lefebvre, French classical scholar (b. 1615)
  • 1674 Claes P "Nicolas" Tulip, mayor of Amsterdam, dies at 80
  • 1683 Afonso VI, mentally ill king of Portugal (1656-67), dies at 40
  • 1691 Johann Georg III, Elector of Saxony (1680-91), dies at 44
  • 1695 Jacob Abendana, Spanish scholar (b. 1630)
  • 1732 Eugene JP earl the Merode, Belgian marquis of Westerloo, dies at 58
  • 1733 Francois Couperin "Le Grand", French composer, dies at 64
  • 1739 Reinhard Keiser, Germ conductor/composer (Markus-Passion), dies at 65
  • 1764 Jean Philippe Rameau, French composer (Castor en Pollux), dies at 80
  • 1779 Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician (b. 1711)
  • 1789 Franz Xaver Richter, composer, dies at 79
  • 1806 Christian Gottfried Thomas, composer, dies at 58
  • 1807 Edward Miller, composer, dies at 71
  • 1812 Pyotr I Bagration, Georgian/Russian ruler/general, dies in battle
  • 1815 Jose Mauricio, composer, dies at 63
  • 1819 Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Prussian general (b. 1742)
  • 1824 Louis AG baron de Bacler d'Albe, French cartographer, dies at 62
  • 1836 Grabbe, writer, dies at 34
  • 1870 Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (b. 1836)
  • 1871 Karl Collan, Finnish composer, dies at 43
  • 1874 François Guizot, French historian and statesman (b. 1787)
  • 1877 Julius Reitz, composer, dies at 64
  • 1878 Friedrich August von Alberti, geologist (Triasic Age), dies at 83
  • 1879 Peter Arnold Heise, composer, dies at 49
  • 1912 Pierre-Hector Cardinal Coullie, Cardinal-Archbishop of Lyon
  • 1913 Major R B Stewart, cricketer (scored 4 & 9 in S Afr's 1st Test), dies
  • 1917 Eric Lundie, cricketer (WWI Test South Africa v England 1914), dies
  • 1918 George Reid, fourth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1845)
  • 1919 Leonid N Andrejev, Russ journalist/writer (Seven Hangs), dies at 48
  • 1923 Jules Violle, French physicist and inventor (b. 1841)
  • 1927 Walther Amelung, German archaeologist, dies at 61
  • 1927 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (b. 1847)
  • 1929 Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (b. 1865)
  • 1934 Catherine Breshkovsky, Babushka/Grandmother of Russian revolution, dies at 90
  • 1936 Hermann Hirt, German linguist (Indo-European Grammar), dies at 70
  • 1947 Harry Rowe Shelley, composer, dies at 89
  • 1953 Frederick Kuys, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898), dies
  • 1953 Lewis Stone, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), dies of heart attack at 73
  • 1953 Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (b. 1884)
  • 1955 Gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary (La Gazette), dies at 86
  • 1956 Hans Carossa, German writer (b. 1878)
  • 1956 Sándor Graf Festetics, Hungarian politician (b. 1882)
  • 1961 Carl Hermann, German physicist (b. 1898)
  • 1963 Ben Sealey, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1933), dies
  • 1963 Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope), dies at 63
  • 1968 Tommy Armour, Scottish golfer (b. 1894)
  • 1971 Lin Piau, Chinese minister of Defense, dies at 63
  • 1972 William Boyd, cowboy (Hopalong Cassidy), dies at 77
  • 1973 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer, dies at 77
  • 1973 Marjorie Post, US philanthropic/multi-millionaire ($200m), dies at 86
  • 1977 Robert Lowell, US poet/pacifist (Near the Ocean), dies at 60)
  • 1977 Steven Biko, South African black student leader, dies in police custody
  • 1978 Frank Ferguson, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal), dies at 69
  • 1979 Denis Smith, cricketer (England left-handed batsman 1935), dies
  • 1980 Lillian Randolph, actress (Roots, Amos n Andy), dies at 65
  • 1981 Eugenio Montale, Italian poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
  • 1982 Kommer Kleijn, Dutch actor/director (Paul Vlaanderen), dies at 89
  • 1986 Frank Nelson, actor (Ralph-I Love Lucy, Jack Benny Show), dies at 75
  • 1986 Jacques-Henri Lartigue, French photographer, dies at 92
  • 1987 John Qualen, actor (Patch of Blue, Jungle Book), dies
  • 1988 Alan Bible, (Sen-D-Nev, 1954-74), dies at 78
  • 1988 Lauris Morstad, NATO commander/CEO Corning Fiberglass, dies at 71
  • 1989 Anton Lubowski, Namibian attorney/SWAPO, murdered at 37
  • 1990 Athene Seyler, actress (Make Mine Mink), dies at 101
  • 1991 Jacques Benoit, [JJM Bayer], poet, dies
  • 1991 Regis Toomey, actor (You're in the Army Now, Burke's Law), dies at 93

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1992 Anthony Perkins, actor (Psycho), dies from AIDs at 60

  • 1992 Ed Peck, actor (Zoot Suit, Bullitt), dies of heart attack at 75
  • 1992 Ruth Nelson, actress (Awakenings, 3 Women), dies at 87
  • 1993 Charles Lamont, actor/director (Abbott & Costello movies), dies at 95
  • 1993 Harold Innocent, actor (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), dies at 60
  • 1993 Herman Nieland, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 82
  • 1993 Raymond Burr, actor (Perry Mason), dies of liver cancer at 76
  • 1994 Boris B Yegorov, Russian doctor/cosmonaut (Voskhod I), dies at 56
  • 1994 Douglas MacKenzie Davey, psychometrist, dies at 72
  • 1994 Major Bill Smith, record producer, dies at 72
  • 1994 Tom Ewell, [S Yewell Tompkins], US actor (7 Year Itch), dies at 85
  • 1995 Geoffrey Stokes, rock & roll writer, dies at 55
  • 1995 Jeremy Brett, [Peter Huggins], English actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 61
  • 1995 John Stuart-Jervis, balloonist, dies
  • 1995 Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist, dies at 59
  • 1996 Ernesto Geisel, milt president of Brazil (1974-79), dies at 89
  • 1996 Geoffrey Bryan Bentley, moral theologian, dies at 87