On This Day for 26th September

Historical Events

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46 BC Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar
  • 715 Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne.
  • 1212 Golden Bull of Sicily certified hereditary royal title in Bohemia for Přemyslid dynasty.
  • 1371 Battle of Maritsa: Serbia-Turkey
  • 1396 Sultan Bajezid I beheads 100s of crusaders
  • 1404 Brussels Brabants/Limburgse audit-office established
  • 1580 Frances Drake completes circumnavigation of the world, sailing into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind
  • 1629 Sweden & Poland signs Peace of Altmark
  • 1655 Peter Stuyvesant recaptures Dutch Ft Casimir from Swedish in Delaware
  • 1680 Tax revolt in Gorinchem due to tax on cereal
  • 1687 Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks, the Parthenon is subsequently damaged in the war.
  • 1687 The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
  • 1733 France, Spain & Sardinia sign anti-German covenant

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1771 Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot
  • 1772 New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine
  • 1783 Fayette County, Pennsylvania created
  • 1786 Britain & France sign trade agreement
  • 1789 4th US Postmaster General: Samuel Osgood of Mass takes office

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1789 Thomas Jefferson appointed 1st US Secretary of State; John Jay becomes 1st US Chief Justice;

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • 1789 Edmund J Randolph becomes 1st US Attorney General
  • 1792 Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.
  • 1810 A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
  • 1815 Russia, Prussia & Austria sign Holy Alliance
  • 1824 Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) & lives
  • 1831 Robert Montgomery Bird's "Gladiator" premieres in NYC
  • 1835 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" premieres in Naples
  • 1861 2nd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Club
  • 1867 8th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Sr. shoots a 170 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1872 The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.
  • 1874 1st Grand International Rifle match held
  • 1876 1st Belgian parachute jump (Glorieux)
  • 1884 Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed
  • 1887 Emile Berliner patents the Gramophone
  • 1890 US stops minting $1 & $3 gold coin & 3 cent piece

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1892 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band (NJ)

  • 1895 Italian general Oreste Baratieri lands in Massawa, Eritrea
  • 1898 Victor Herbert/Harry Smith's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1901 Boer General Botha fails to capture Fort Itala in Natal
  • 1901 Great Britain annexes the Ashanti Kingdom and places it under the governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana)
  • 1904 Charles Kleins "Music Master" premieres in NYC
  • 1904 Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada
  • 1904 GB Shaw's "How He Lied to Her Husband" premieres in NYC
  • 1906 Pitts Lefty Leifield no-hits Phillies, 8-0 in 6 inning game
  • 1907 New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
  • 1908 Ed Ruelbach shuts-out Dodgers in a doubleheader
  • 1914 Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce
  • 1914 Germans arrest A Max, mayor of Brussels
  • 1916 Bishop speak against Catholics in trade unions
  • 1917 British assault on Menin-street, France
  • 1918 WW I: Battle of the Argonne, final major battle of the war
  • 1918 WW I: Battle of Meuse.
  • 1921 Yankee Ruth hits HRs 57 & 58 to beat Indians 8-7
  • 1923 Stresemann government ends resistance against occupiers in Ruhrgebied
  • 1923 The Commonwealth Conference is held in London, where Britain recognizes the right of the Dominions to make treaties with foreign powers

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1925 8th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Olympia Fields CC Matteson Ill

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1925 Italian sub "Sebastiano Veniero" lost off Sicily with 54 dead
  • 1926 JB Fagan's "And So to Bed" premieres in London
  • 1926 Shortest double header, Yanks lose 6-1 in 72 minutes & lose again 6-2 in 55 minutes to Browns. Yanks had already clinched pennant
  • 1927 St James Theater (Erlanger) opens at 246 W 44th St NYC
  • 1929 John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria
  • 1933 Sidney Kingsley's "Men in White" premieres in NYC
  • 1934 British liner Queen Mary is launched

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1938 Hitler issues ultimatum to Czech government, demanding Sudenten Land

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939 German seaplane shoots KLM-aircraft (1 killed)
  • 1940 Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire factory in Southampton for second time
  • 1940 Airplane manufacturer in Woolston bombed, 30 killed
  • 1940 Japanese troops attack French Indo-China
  • 1941 Nazis slaughter about 34,000 Jews of Kiev
  • 1944 British & Polish paratroopers evacuate Oosterbeek (Arnhem)
  • 1944 Soviet forces occupy Estonia
  • 1945 All old Dutch banknotes declared invalid
  • 1946 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993
  • 1947 Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series
  • 1948 Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
  • 1950 Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
  • 1950 Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year
  • 1950 UN troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul
  • 1951 Prof Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris
  • 1952 Yanks clinch 4th straight & 19th AL pennant, beating A's 5-2
  • 1953 Billy Hunter is last St Louis Browns player to homer in a game
  • 1953 KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, CA (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 Polish government fires/imprisons Cardinal Wyszynski
  • 1953 US & Spain sign defense treaty (4 US bases in Spain)
  • 1954 Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die
  • 1954 KODE TV channel 12 in Joplin, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KUTV TV channel 2 in Salt Lake City, UT (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Patty Berg wins LPGA Ardmore Golf Open
  • 1954 Typhoon hits Japan - 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600
  • 1954 WANE TV channel 15 in Fort Wayne, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 A's defeats Yanks 8-6 in last game franchise will play in Phila

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1954 Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd & Mickey Mantle plays shortstop

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1955 NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929
  • 1957 Bernstein & Sondheim's musical "West Side Story" premieres at the Winter Garden Theater in NYC
  • 1957 Dag Hammarskjoeld re-elected secretary-general of UN
  • 1957 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1958 Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (Britain) in 18th America's Cup
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1959 Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
  • 1959 SF Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St Louis Cards, 4-0

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 218


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1181 Saint Francis of Assisi, Italian founder of the Franciscan Order (d. 1226)

Catholic Friar and Preacher, Saint Francis of Assisi
Catholic Friar and Preacher, Saint
Francis of Assisi
  • 1329 Anna of Bavaria, Queen of the Romans (d. 1353)
  • 1406 Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (d. 1430)
  • 1688 Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist
  • 1711 Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician (d. 1779)
  • 1729 Moses Mendelssohn, philosopher/critic/Bible translator
  • 1750 Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (d. 1810)
  • 1758 Cosme Argerich, Argentine physician, founder of the Medicine School of Buenos Aires.
  • 1759 Hans D L earl Yorck von Wartenburg, Prussian fieldmarshal/gov-gen
  • 1767 Wenzel Muller, composer
  • 1774 John Chapman, [Johnny Appleseed], frontier nurseryman
  • 1791 Théodore Géricault, French painter (d. 1824)
  • 1792 William Hobson, first Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1842)
  • 1820 Isvar Chandra Vidyasagar, father of Bengali prose (Exile of Sita)
  • 1821 Alvin Peterson Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1823 Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist (Denj, Moskvitsh)
  • 1832 Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, composer
  • 1840 Louis-Olivier Taillon, French Canadian politician (d. 1923)
  • 1841 Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, composer
  • 1865 Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford, English pilot and ornithologist (d. 1937)
  • 1867 Maggie L Walker, African American business & civic leader
  • 1868 Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, composer
  • 1869 Komitas, Armenian composer (d. 1935)
  • 1870 Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47)
  • 1871 Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (d. 1934)
  • 1872 Ottokar T Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Austrian Foreign min (1916-18)
  • 1873 Amilcare Zanella, composer
  • 1873 Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (d. 1949)

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1874 Charles Vyner Brooke, 3rd and last White Rajah of Sarawak (1917-46), born in London, England (d. 1963)

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke
  • 1875 Edmund Gwenn, Wales, actor (Miracle on 34th Street)
  • 1876 C B "Buck" Llewellyn, cricketer (S Afr lefty all-rounder 1896-1912)
  • 1876 Edith Abbott, dean (U of Chic Social Sciences)
  • 1877 Alfred Cortot, French pianist
  • 1877 Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (d. 1963)
  • 1879 Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria, writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee)
  • 1881 Hiram Wesley Evans, American member of the Ku Klux Klan (d. 1966)
  • 1884 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (d. 1951)
  • 1885 Anna M F "Annie" Wageningen-Salomons, author (Girl Student) [or 6/26]
  • 1887 Antonio Moreno, actor/director (It, Careers), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1887 Edwin Keppel Bennett, English writer (d. 1958)
  • 1887 Sir Barnes Wallis, English scientist, engineer and inventor (d. 1979)

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1888 T. S. Eliot, poet (The Waste Land), dramatist and critic (Nobel Prize 1948), born in St Louis Missouri, (d. 1965)

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • 1888 J. Frank Dobie, American folklorist and newspaper columnist (d. 1964)
  • 1889 Martin Heidegger, Germany, Existentialist (Being & Time)
  • 1891 Alfred Plane, US sharp shooter (Olympic-gold-1912, 20)
  • 1893 Milos Crnjanski, Serbian poet (Seobe)
  • 1894 Gladys Brockwell, actress (Long Pants, Oliver Twist), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1895 Fay Holden, actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1897 Pope Paul VI, [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78)
  • 1897 Victor O Stomps, writer
  • 1897 Wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress/act teacher (Goethe/Brecht)
  • 1897 Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (d. 1917)
  • 1898 George Gershwin, [Jacob Gershvin], Bkln, composer (Rhapsody in Blue)
  • 1901 Donald Cook, Portland Ore, actor (Too Young To Go Steady)
  • 1901 George Raft, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)

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1902 Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], Tropea Italy, American gangster (Murder Inc)

  • 1903 Gerhard Nebel, writer
  • 1905 Emilio Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1907 Anthony F Blunt, British historian/spy for USSR
  • 1907 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, European Boxing Champ (Oly-silver-1928)
  • 1907 Ralph Michael, actor (Quest, Doctor in the House), born in London, England
  • 1908 Maurice Naessens, Belgian banker
  • 1909 Helen Giuliani, mother of Rudy (Mayor-R- 1994-2002), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909 Bill France, Sr., American racing car driver and co-founder of NASCAR, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1992)
  • 1911 Jan F Hampe, pathologist-anatomy (Fabric & Stoflongen)
  • 1913 Ernst Schnabel, German sailor/dramatist (Anne Frank)
  • 1914 Jack LaLanne, exercise mogul (Juice Tiger)
  • 1917 Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (d. 1976)
  • 1918 Humphrey van Loo, Dutch news director (ANP/Reuter)
  • 1919 Barbara Britton, actress (Young & Willing), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1919 Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and researcher
  • 1922 Nicholas Romanov, French-born pretender to the Russian throne
  • 1923 Dev Anand, Indian actor and film producer
  • 1925 Bobby Shantz, baseball player (1952 AL MVP)
  • 1925 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), born in Glendale, Arizona (d. 1982)
  • 1925 Norm Dussault, American ice hockey player
  • 1926 Buland Al Haidary, poet
  • 1926 Giuseppi Chiari, composer
  • 1926 Imre Vincze, composer
  • 1926 Julie London, Santa Rosa California, actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency)
  • 1926 Manfred Mayrhofer, Austrian Indo-European Philologist
  • 1927 Patrick O'Neal, Ocala Fla, actor (Kaz, Alvarez Kelly, King Rat)
  • 1927 Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (d. 1990)
  • 1927 Robert Cade, American physician and beverage inventor (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Bob Van der Veken, Belgian actor
  • 1929 Meredith C Gourdine, Newark NJ, long jumper (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • 1930 Fritz Wunderlich, Kusel Germany, tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58)
  • 1930 Philip Bosco, Jersey City, actor (Trading Places)
  • 1931 Donald J Pease, (Rep-D-OH, 1977- )
  • 1931 George Chambers, MS, rock bassist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
  • 1931 Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer (father of Sanjay, reliable Indian batsman)
  • 1932 Clifton C Williams Jr, Mobile Alabama, Major USMC/astronaut
  • 1932 Giuacomo Manzoni, composer
  • 1932 Joyce Jameson, comedienne (Spike Jones Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1932 Richard Herd, American actor
  • 1933 Clari Baruch, [Clara C de Lieme], actress (Man With White Flower)
  • 1933 Donna Douglas, American actress (Elly May Clampett-The Beverly Hillbillies), born in Pride, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Dick Heckstall-Smith, rocker (Alexis Korner Band)
  • 1934 Raphael Samuel, historian
  • 1935 Bob Barber, cricketer (dashing England lefty bat in 28 Tests 1960-68)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1861 Political cartoonist Thomas Nast (21) weds Sarah Edwards (20) in USA

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast

HeartWedding of Interest

1919 German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (43) weds Auguste Zinsser in Cologne, Germany

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer
  • 1931 Earl Claus von Stauffenberg marries Freiin Nina von Lerchenfeld

HeartWedding of Interest

1933 Director Victor Fleming (44) weds Lucile Rosson

Director Victor Fleming
Director
Victor Fleming

HeartWedding of Interest

1986 Fashion designer Calvin Klein (43) weds socialite Kelly Rector in a civil ceremony in Italy

Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
Calvin Klein
  • 1999 Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York
  • 2005 Country music singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver (66) weds Wanda Lynn Canady in Corsicana, Texas
  • 2009 Actress and model Jaime Pressly (35) weds entertainment lawyer Simran Singh (33) at Dick Clark estate in Malibu
  • 2009 "Half and Half" actress Essence Atkins (37) weds football free safety Jaime Mendez (38) at Ambassador Mansion and Gardens in Pasadena, California
  • 2009 "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini (30) weds Reina Capodici (27) at a private estate in Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • 1023 Godfried I, duke of Neth-Lutherans, dies
  • 1342 John I, ruler of Poland, dies
  • 1345 Willem IV, earl of Henegouwen/Holland/Zealand, dies at about 27
  • 1371 Vlkasin, Hungarian general/co-king of Serbia, dies
  • 1417 Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (b. 1360)
  • 1468 Juan de Torquemada, Spanish Catholic cardinal (b. 1388)
  • 1614 Felice Anerio, Italian composer (pontifical royal chapel), dies
  • 1620 Taichang Emperor of China (b. 1582)
  • 1626 Lancelot Andrewes, English theologist/bishop of Winchester, dies at 71
  • 1626 Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese warrior (b. 1554)
  • 1657 Hadji Chalfa/Katib Tsjelebi, Turkish geographer, dies at 48
  • 1716 Antoine Parent, French mathematician (b. 1666)
  • 1763 John Byron, English poet (b. 1692)
  • 1764 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (b. 1767)
  • 1788 Francois Bainville, composer, dies at 63
  • 1800 William Billings, American hymn composer (Rose of Sharon), dies at 53
  • 1802 Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician and military officer (b. 1754)
  • 1808 Pavel Vranicky, composer, dies at 51

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1820 Daniel Boone, frontiersman, dies in Missouri at 85

Frontiersman Daniel Boone
Frontiersman
Daniel Boone
  • 1866 Carl Almqvist, Swedish author (Amorina), dies at 72
  • 1868 August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)
  • 1871 Philip Cipriani Hambly Potter, composer, dies at 78
  • 1877 Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)

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1902 Levi Strauss, American clothing manufacturer (b. 1829)

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • 1904 Lafcadio Hearn, author (Soul of the Great Ball), dies at 54
  • 1904 John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman and statesman (b. 1848)
  • 1935 Andy Adams, US writer (Cattle fire), dies at 76
  • 1936 Harriet Monroe, US poet (Poet's Life), dies at 75
  • 1937 Bessie Smith, singer, dies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43
  • 1940 Walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48
  • 1944 Ernst Isler, composer, dies at 64
  • 1944 Julien Cahn, cricketer (private cricket promoter during 30's), dies
  • 1945 Bela Bartok, composer, dies at 64
  • 1945 Béla V J Bartok, Hungarian pianist/composer dies at 64
  • 1945 R Beer-Hofmann, writer, dies at 78
  • 1947 Hugh Lofting, writer (Gub Gub Book), dies at 61
  • 1951 Hans Cloos, German geologist (b. 1885)
  • 1952 George Santayana, US philosopher/poet (Last Puritan), dies at 88
  • 1953 Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (b. 1895)
  • 1954 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (b. 1868)
  • 1956 Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un Destin, Martin Luther), dies at 78
  • 1958 Carl Brisson, actor (Ship Cafe, Ring, Song of Soho), dies at 64
  • 1959 Solomon Bandaranaike, PM of Ceylon (1956-59), assassinated at 60
  • 1960 William Ling, cricketer (South African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
  • 1961 Eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch), dies at 81
  • 1961 Juanita Hansen, actress (Fast Company), dies of heart ailment at 67
  • 1964 Calvin Thomas, actor (Judge Hunter-One Man's Family), dies at 79
  • 1964 Ida Moore, actress (Mr Music, Johnny Belinda), dies at 82
  • 1965 Otto Nothling, cricketer (did next to nothling in Aust), dies
  • 1965 James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (b. 1898)
  • 1966 Helen Kane, actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels), dies of cancer at 62
  • 1968 Daniel Johnson, Sr., French-Canadian politician (b. 1915)
  • 1971 Muriel Kirkland, actress (Nana, Fast Workers), dies of emphysema at 68
  • 1972 Charles J Correll, actor/voice (Calvin & the Colonel), dies at 82
  • 1973 Anton Schnack, German writer/poet, dies at 81
  • 1976 Lavoslav Ružička, Croatian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)
  • 1978 Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
  • 1979 Arthur Hunnicutt, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies at 68
  • 1979 John Cromwell, actor/director (Of Human Bondage), dies at 91
  • 1979 Seymour Shifrin, composer, dies at 53
  • 1982 Alec Hurwood, cricketer (Australian off-spinner v WI 1930-31), dies
  • 1983 Tino Rossi, French singer, dies
  • 1984 Walter Pidgeon, actor (Forbidden Planet), dies of strokes at 87
  • 1984 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)
  • 1986 Hugh Franklin, American soap opera actor (b. 1916)
  • 1989 Pavlos Bakoyannis, Greek parliament leader, murdered in Rome
  • 1990 Alberto Moravia, Italian writer (Woman in Red), dies at 82
  • 1991 Billy Vaughn, American bandleader (b. 1919)
  • 1992 Ralph Manheim, translator (Mein Kampf), dies at 85
  • 1993 James Boyden, British Labour MP (1959-79), dies at 82
  • 1994 Jessie Kesson, author, dies at 77
  • 1994 Maurice Ashley, historian, dies at 87
  • 1994 Miguel Angel Martinez Soto, mariachi, dies at 22
  • 1996 Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist, dies at 75
  • 1996 George Henderson, priest/politician, dies at 74
  • 1996 Mark Frankel, actor (Leon the Pig Farmer), dies on motorcycle at 34
  • 1998 Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
  • 1999 Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)
  • 2000 Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2000 Baden Powell, Brazilian guitarist (b. 1937)
  • 2003 Robert Palmer, English singer (b. 1949)
  • 2003 Shawn Lane, American guitarist (b. 1963)
  • 2004 Marianna Komlos, professional wrestling valet (b. 1969)
  • 2005 Helen Cresswell, British author

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2006 Byron Nelson, American golfer (b. 1912)

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • 2006 Iva Toguri D'Aquino, alleged Tokyo Rose (b. 1916)
  • 2007 Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (b. 1913)
  • 2007 Bill Wirtz, American sports team owner (b. 1929)

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2008 Paul Newman, American actor (b. 1925)

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • 2008 Marc Moulin, Belgian musician and journalist (b. 1942)

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2010 Gloria Stuart, American actress dies from respiratory failure at 100

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart
  • 2011 Bob Cassilly, American Artist and Founder of the St. Louis City Museum (b. 1949)
  • 2012 Johnny Lewis, American actor, dies from injuries from a fall at 28