On This Day for 28th September

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 270


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48 BC Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.

Roman Military and Political Leader Pompey the Great
Roman Military and Political Leader
Pompey the Great
  • 235 Bishop of Rome Pontianus steps down
  • 351 Battle at Mursa: emperor Constantine II beats emperor Magnentius
  • 365 Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself Roman emperor.
  • 935 Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.
  • 995 Members of Slavník's dynasty - Spytimír, Pobraslav, Pořej and Čáslav are murdered by Boleslaus's son, Boleslaus II the Pious.
  • 1066 William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex
  • 1106 Battle at Tinchebrai: English King Henry I beats his brother Robert
  • 1322 Battle of Muhldorf
  • 1362 Guillaum de Grimoard elected as Pope Urban V
  • 1394 Cardinal Pedro de Luna of Aragon chosen (anti)pope Benedictus XIII
  • 1448 Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.
  • 1528 Spanish fleet sinks in Florida hurricane; about 380 die
  • 1538 Battle at Preveza: Turkish fleet under Barbarossa beats Spanish
  • 1542 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
  • 1621 Battle at Chocim Dniester: King Sigismund II beats Turks
  • 1652 English-Dutch sea battle at Kentish Knock
  • 1687 Venetians take Athens from the Turks
  • 1701 Divorce legalized in Maryland, USA
  • 1760 Russian & Austrian army occupies Berlin
  • 1767 Gentlemen 17 forbid private slave transport India to Cape of Good Hope

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1779 American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • 1781 9,000 American and 7,000 French troops begin siege of Yorktown

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1785 Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1787 Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval
  • 1815 Joachim Murats fleet sails from Corsica to Naples
  • 1829 Walker's Appeal, racial antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston
  • 1844 Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1850 US Navy abolishes flogging as punishment
  • 1858 Donati's comet becomes 1st to be photographed
  • 1864 -30) Battle of Fort Harrison VA (Chaffin's Farm New Market Heights)
  • 1867 Toronto becomes capital of Ontario
  • 1867 The United States takes control of Midway Island.
  • 1868 Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France
  • 1868 Opelousas Massacre at St Landry Parish Louisiana (200 blacks killed)
  • 1879 Sydney Australia inaugurates steam motor tram route
  • 1887 Yellow River or Huáng Hé floods in China, killing an estimated 1.5 million people
  • 1889 The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice.
  • 1892 1st night football game played (Mansfield Pa)
  • 1894 Simon Marks & Tom Spencer open Penny Bazaar in Manchester
  • 1899 Transvaal mobilizes
  • 1901 Guerrilla's assault unarmed US soldiers in Balangiga Phil, 38 killed
  • 1904 Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC
  • 1906 US troops reoccupy Cuba, stay until 1909
  • 1912 SS Kichemaru disappears in storm off Japanese coast, 1,000 die
  • 1914 German forces move into Antwerp Belgium (WW I)
  • 1915 Battle of Kut-el-Amara: British defeat Turks in Mesopotamia
  • 1919 Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1
  • 1920 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)
  • 1920 Dirk Fock appointed as governor-general of Dutch East Indies

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1921 4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen

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1922 Benito Mussolini marches on Rome

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1923 Abyssinia (Ethiopia) leaves League of Nations
  • 1923 Radio Times 1st published
  • 1923 Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4
  • 1924 2 US Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops
  • 1924 French government names Gen Serrail gov-gen of Syria
  • 1924 Gen Plutarco Calles elected president of Mexico
  • 1926 Russia & Latvia treaty of neutrality signed
  • 1928 1st recording session in Nashville (Warmack's Gully Jumpers)
  • 1928 Juan de la Cierva makes 1st helicopter flight over English Channel
  • 1928 NY Yanks clinch pennant #6

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1928 Prussia forbids speech from Adolf Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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1928 US acknowledge Chinese government of Chiang Kai-shek

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1928 Valentin Katayev's "Kvadratura Kruga" premieres in Moscow
  • 1928 UK passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.
  • 1929 1st CF interception return for a touchdown (Joe Hess-U of Alberta)

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1930 Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1931 Peking (200,000 demonstrators demand declaration of war on Japan)
  • 1932 1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)
  • 1933 Greer Garson wed Edward Snelson
  • 1936 Bachelor's Children debuts on CBS radio (at 9:45 am)
  • 1936 Brooklyn & Boston play a penalty free NFL game

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1937 FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1938 Clare Boothe's "Boys Goodbye" premieres in NYC
  • 1938 Dutch Premier Colijn sends radio message "No war coming"
  • 1938 Homer in the Gloamin' - famous walk-off home run hit by Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs against the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1939 Estonia accepts Soviet military bases
  • 1939 Final broadcast of The Fleischmann Hour was heard on radio

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1939 German-Soviet Frontier Treaty is signed by Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov; redraws German and Soviet spheres of influence in central Europe and transfers most of Lithuania to the USSR

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1940 Michigan's Tom Harmon runs 72, 86 & 94 yard touchdowns
  • 1940 Nazi occupiers present "New Dutch Culture" in German
  • 1940 Bud Brennan, a fan at Memorial Stadium, races out of stands & attempts to tackle Tom Harmon at 3-yard line, Harmon easily evades Brennan
  • 1941 Phillies lose club record 111th game

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1941 Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1942 Luftwaffe bombs Stalingrad
  • 1942 NY Americans NHL team folded
  • 1944 1st TV Musical comedy (The Boys from Boise)
  • 1944 Battle of Arnhem, Germans defeat British airborne in Netherlands
  • 1944 Nazi murders in Marzabotto, Italy (SS-major Reder)
  • 1945 "Mildred Price" starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand
  • 1945 Canadian football's Calgary Bronks changes its name to Stampeders
  • 1945 Robert T Duncan appears as Tonio in "I Pagliacci"
  • 1946 Greek king George II back in Athens
  • 1948 WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting

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1949 "My Friend Irma" is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 1950 Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN
  • 1951 Allie Reynolds' 2nd no-hitter of 1951; Yanks clinch pennant #18
  • 1951 Franchot Tone wed Barbara Payton
  • 1951 Norm Van Brocklin of Rams passes for NFL-record 554 yards

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 305


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551 BC Confucius, Chinese philosopher (founder of Confucianism), (d. 479 BC)

Philosopher Confucius
Philosopher
Confucius

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58 BC Livia Drusilla, wife of the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus

Roman Empress Livia
Roman Empress
Livia
  • 1330 Nicolas Flamel, French alchemist (d. 1417?)
  • 1493 Agnolo Firenzuola, [Giovannini], Italian monk (Golden Donkey)
  • 1565 Alessandro Tassoni, Modena Italy, political writer (Rape of Bucket)
  • 1596 Vredius, [Olivier de Wree], Flemish historian/poet/mayor
  • 1605 Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer (d. 1694)
  • 1612 Michel Anguier, French sculptor
  • 1667 Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
  • 1679 Mihael Omerza, composer
  • 1681 Johann Mattheson, Hamburg Germany, composer
  • 1698 Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, France, mathematician/astronomer
  • 1705 Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, England, corrupt politician (Chiswick)
  • 1705 Johann Peter Kellner, composer
  • 1735 August Henry Fitzroy, 3rd duke of Grafton/English premier
  • 1746 Sir William Jones, British Orientalist/jurist (d. 1794), born in London, England
  • 1748 Johann Michael Demmler, composer
  • 1761 Budan de Boislaurent, mathematician
  • 1780 Elie Decazes, France, Bourbon Restoration political figure
  • 1785 David Walker, Wilmington NC, abolitionist (Appeal to Colored Citizens)
  • 1789 Richard Bright, England, physician (Bright's Disease/nephritis)
  • 1793 Denis-Auguste Affre, Franc, archbishop of Paris (1840-48) and opponent of King Louis-Philippe
  • 1803 Prosper Mérimée, French author (d. 1870)
  • 1807 Arnold Henry Guyot, Switzerland, US geologist/geographer/meteorologist
  • 1811 Friedrich Hecker, Baden, German revolutionary republican politician
  • 1813 Anton Wallerstein, composer
  • 1819 Jacob G de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch vicar/theologist
  • 1820 Freidrich Engels, German social philosopher
  • 1821 Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (d. 1874)
  • 1823 Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (d. 1889)
  • 1824 Alfred Gilpin Jones, Weymouth NS, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06)
  • 1824 Francis Turner Palgrave, England, poet (Golden Treasury)/prof (Oxford)
  • 1828 Friedrich A Lange, Prussia, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism)
  • 1833 James Deering Fessenden, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1836 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), born in Thorne, Yorkshire (d. 1910)
  • 1839 Frances E C Willard, NY, founder (Woman's Christian Temperance Union)
  • 1840 Alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army)
  • 1840 Rudolf Baumbach, Thuringia [Germany], writer of student drinking songs
  • 1841 Georges Clemenceau, France, PM (1906-09, 17-20, defended Dreyfuss)
  • 1844 Michael Hertz, composer
  • 1844 Robert Stout, Shetland Islands Scotland, NZ prime minister (1884-87)
  • 1849 Dudley Allen Sargent, US, physician/educator (Harvard U gymnasium)
  • 1851 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah)
  • 1852 John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Earl of Ypres/British field marshall

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1852 Henri Moissan [Ferdinand-Frederic-], Paris France, chemist (Nobel 1906), (d. 1907)

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Moissan
  • 1854 Adam Sedgwick, Norwich England, English zoologist (Peripatus)
  • 1855 Thomas F Tout, historian (Manchester school of historiography), born in London, England
  • 1856 Edward Herbert Thompson, Mass, archaeologist (Mayan civilization)
  • 1856 Kate Douglas Wiggins, author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)
  • 1860 Paul Ulrich Villard, Lyon, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays
  • 1861 Pedro De Cordoba, actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire, Saboteur), born in NYC, New York
  • 1861 Amélie of Orléans, queen of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • 1863 Charles, Lisbon Portugal, king (1889-1908)
  • 1864 Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch)
  • 1867 Hiranuma Kiichirō, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1952)
  • 1871 Pietro Badoglio, Grazzano Monferrato, Italy, General/Libyan Governor (1928-33) and Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44)
  • 1872 Lena Ashwell, England, actress/theatrical manager (Kingsway)
  • 1872 Tom Terriss, director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), born in London, England
  • 1873 Julian Lowell Coolidge, Mass, mathematician (Study-Segre school)
  • 1873 Waclaw Rawicz, [Berent], Warsaw Poland, biologist/writer
  • 1877 Stanner E V Taylor, St Louis MO, director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona)
  • 1879 Benjamin Christensen, Viborg Denmark, actor (Barnet, Mockery)
  • 1880 Ralph Edward Flanders, Barnet VT, (Sen-VT)
  • 1881 Henry Geehl, composer
  • 1881 Pedro De Cordoba, actor (Mexican Hayride, Before I Hang), born in NYC, New York
  • 1882 Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Barcelona Spain, essayist/philosopher
  • 1882 Jack Fournier, 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
  • 1885 Wilbur 'Lefty' Good, pitcher (NY Yankees, 1905)
  • 1887 Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1888 Herman McNeile, Cornwall England, soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond)
  • 1889 Carlos I King of Portugal, Lisbon (1889-1908)
  • 1889 D P "Dad" Carter, baritone (Chuck Wagon Gang)
  • 1889 Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, Dutch violinist/actor (Hippie)
  • 1889 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1891 Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress (d. 1918)
  • 1892 Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot/air pioneer
  • 1892 Elmer Rice, playwright/director/novelist (Pulitzer-Street Scene), born in NYC, New York
  • 1892 Ruth Stonehouse
  • 1893 Marie V Felix, prince of Luxemburg/Bourbon-Parma
  • 1895 Charles Petrie, historian, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1895 Dave Franklin, composer (Hop-a-long Cassidy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1895 Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
  • 1895 Wallace K Harrison, Worcester Mass, US architect (UN, Lincoln Center)
  • 1897 Muchtar Auesow, writer
  • 1898 Carl Clauberg, Nazi concentration camp doctor (d. 1957)
  • 1901 Friedrichs, mathematician
  • 1901 Lily Bouwmeester, Dutch actress/comedienne (Pygmalion)
  • 1901 William Samuel Paley, pres/CEO of CBS (1928-90), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1901 Ed Sullivan, New York NY, TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show)
  • 1904 Hendrik J Hofstra, Dutch minister of Finance (PvdA)
  • 1905 Max Schmeling, Klein Luckow, Province of Pomerania, German world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)
  • 1905 William Northam, Austria, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1907 Glen "Turk" Edwards, NFL tackle (Boston/Washington Redskins)
  • 1907 Heikki Savolainen, Finland, pommel horse gymnist (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1907 Ida Turay, Budapest, actress (Deryne, Ida Regenye)
  • 1907 John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist
  • 1907 Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (d. 1931)
  • 1908 Marin Goleminov, composer
  • 1909 Al Capp, [Alfred Gerald Caplin], New Haven Ct, cartoonist (Li'l Abner)
  • 1909 Stephen Spender, poet [or Feb 28]

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1922 Stage and film actor James Cagney (23) weds dancer Frances Vernon

  • 1933 Sally Eilers weds Harry Joe Brown
  • 1936 "Marx Brothers" comedian Harpo Marx (47) weds "Million Dollar Legs" actress Susan Fleming (28)

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 Russian President Boris Yeltsin (25) weds Naina Girina (24)

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1997 Actor Chad Lowe (29) weds actress Hilary Swank (23)
  • 2008 American tennis player Mardy Fish (26) weds "Deal or No Deal" model Stacey Gardner at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, California

Famous Divorces

  • 1937 Martha Raye divorces Bud Westmore

Famous Deaths

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48 BC Pompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman general and politician, dies at 59

Roman Military and Political Leader Pompey the Great
Roman Military and Political Leader
Pompey the Great
  • 235 Saint Pontianus, Pope
  • 876 Louis the German, King of Eastern Francia (b. 804)
  • 929 Wenceslaus I, duke of Bohemia, murdered
  • 935 Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (b. 907)
  • 1104 Pedro I, king of Navarra & Aragon, dies
  • 1197 Henry VI von Hohenstaufen, Roman Catholic German King (1169-97), dies
  • 1296 Adolf VII, earl of Mountain (1259-96), dies
  • 1429 Cymburgis of Masovia, wife of Duke Ernest of Austria
  • 1509 Siwara/Sjoerd Aylva, Fries army leader (siege of Franeker)
  • 1582 George Buchanan, Scottish historian (b. 1506)
  • 1618 Gilles van Ledenberg, sec of Utrecht States (1588-1618), suicide at 68
  • 1618 Joshua Sylvester, English poet (b. 1563)
  • 1649 Ottavio Vernizzi, composer, dies at 79
  • 1652 John Asselijn, landscape painter/etcher, dies at about 42
  • 1657 Emilia Secunda Antwerpiana, daugher of Willem of Orange, dies at 75
  • 1667 Jacobus Golius, mathematician/founder (Leidse observ), dies at 71
  • 1687 Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (b. 1623)
  • 1694 Mouton, mathematician, dies
  • 1702 Robert Spencer 2nd earl of Sunderland, Engl PM (1687-88), dies at 61
  • 1742 Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (b. 1663)
  • 1757 Andrea Zani, composer, dies at 60
  • 1759 Cornelis Pronk, portrait painter/cartoonist, dies at 67
  • 1781 William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, British diplomat and statesman (b. 1717)
  • 1789 Thomas Day, author, killed by fall from a horse at Wargrave Berkshire
  • 1815 Nicolas Desmarest, French geographer (Volcanos), dies at 90
  • 1819 Karl Haack, composer, dies at 68
  • 1833 Lemuel Haynes, Revolutionary War veteran, dies at 88
  • 1844 Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and statesman (b. 1769)
  • 1852 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, composer, dies at 60
  • 1859 Rinse Posthumus, Fries writer, dies
  • 1868 Thomas Carmichael Hindman, attorney/Confederate gen-mjr, shot at 40
  • 1869 Libri, mathematician, dies
  • 1873 Emile Gaboriau, detective writer (Monsieur Lecoq), dies at 37
  • 1875 Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet, dies at 58 [OS]
  • 1879 Nathan C Meeker, US, poet/writer, murdered
  • 1884 Fred Morley, cricket lefty quick (16 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng), dies

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1891 Herman Melville, American writer (Billy Budd, Moby-Dick), dies at 72

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville

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1895 Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist (Pasteurization), dies at 72

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur
  • 1899 Giovanni Segantini, Italian painter (Become his fare), dies
  • 1902 Emile Zola, French writer (Nana/Germinal/J'accuse), dies at 62
  • 1903 Jesus Monasterio, composer, dies at 67
  • 1907 Frederich I W L, Grand Duke of Baden (1856-1907), dies at 81
  • 1911 Louis Pincoffs, businessman/Dutch politician 1st-Chamber, dies
  • 1914 Stevan Mokranjac, composer, dies at 58
  • 1914 Richard Sears, businessman (Sears, Roebuck and Company) (b. 1863)
  • 1915 Saitou Hajime, 3rd squad leader of the Shinsengumi died under name of Goro Fujita (b. 1844)
  • 1918 Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1858)
  • 1918 Freddie Stowers, American soldier (b. 1896)
  • 1922 Andrejs Jurjans, composer, dies at 65
  • 1928 Con Conrad, dies
  • 1935 W.K. Dickson, Scottish inventor (b. 1860)
  • 1938 Charles Duryea, American inventor (first American car), dies at 76
  • 1939 Felicjan Szopski, composer, dies at 74
  • 1942 Evelyn Thatcher, dies
  • 1943 Charles Vintcent, cricketer (played in South Africa's 1st 3 tests), dies
  • 1943 Fritzi Brunette, dies
  • 1946 Jean Van de Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter, dies
  • 1947 Francisco Santiago, composer, dies at 58
  • 1947 William B Davidson, dies
  • 1948 EJ Ratcliffe, dies
  • 1948 Gregg Toland, cinematographer, dies at 44
  • 1952 Paul Hastings Allen, composer, dies at 68

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1953 Edwin Hubble, American astronomer, first to announce existence of other galaxies, dies at 63

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
Edwin Hubble
  • 1954 Bert Lytell, actor (Henry-One Man's Family), dies at 69
  • 1954 Morten Korch, dies
  • 1955 Arthur Donaldson, dies
  • 1957 Albert Ascoli, Italian developed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, dies
  • 1957 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer, dies at 67
  • 1959 Gerard Hoffnung, artist/humorist/musician, dies
  • 1959 Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)
  • 1961 Michael Shepley, actor (Dick & the Duchess), dies at 54
  • 1964 George Dyson, composer, dies at 81
  • 1964 Harpo [Arthur] Marx, comedian (Marx Bros), dies at 75
  • 1964 Nacio Herb Brown, dies
  • 1965 Eddie Gribbon, actor (Keystone Kops), dies after long illness
  • 1966 Eric Fleming, actor (Gil-Rawhide), dies at 41
  • 1966 Lucky Millinder, bandleader/singer, dies
  • 1968 Corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64
  • 1970 Gamal' Abd al-Nassar, Egypt Pres (1953-70), dies of heart attack at 52
  • 1970 John Roderigo Dos Passos, US writer (Manhattan Transfer), dies at 74
  • 1972 Maurice Thiriet, composer, dies at 66
  • 1973 Mantan Moreland, comedian (Watermelon Man), dies at 71
  • 1973 Norma Crane, actress (Rayola-Mr Peepers), dies of cancer at 44
  • 1973 Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66
  • 1974 Raymond Largay, actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl), dies at 88
  • 1975 Agnes Windeck, dies
  • 1975 Sidney Fields, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 77
  • 1978 Pope John Paul I [Albino Luciani], 263rd Roman Catholic Pope, dies after 33 days as pope at 65
  • 1979 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), dies at 26
  • 1981 Rómulo Betancourt, President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
  • 1982 Larry Breeding, actor (Who's Watching the Kids), dies on 36th birthday
  • 1982 Mabel Albertson, actress (Gazebo, Bewitched), dies of Alzheimer at 81
  • 1986 Carmen DeRue, entertainer, dies
  • 1986 Robert Helpmann, actor (Second Time Lucky, Patrick), dies at 77
  • 1987 Mehdi Hashemi, Iranian aid of Ayatollah Khomeini, shot for treason
  • 1988 Ethel Grandin, silent screen actress (Deserter), dies at 94
  • 1988 Marjorie Bonner Lowry, actress (Reno, Poor Girls), dies at 83

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1989 Ferdinand Marcos, President of Philippines (1965-86), dies in Honolulu at 72

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

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1991 Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter, dies of pneumonia at 65

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis