On This Day for 30th September

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 228

  • 1199 Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate Guide of Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew
  • 1399 King Richard II of England abdicates
  • 1520 Suleiman I (the Magnificent) succeeds his father Selam I as Sultan of Turkey (rules till 1566)

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1544 King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1555 Bishop of Oxford Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic
  • 1619 Remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp
  • 1626 Battle between King Bethlen Gabor & Earl Mansfeld-Wallenstein ends
  • 1649 Last Swedish troops vacate Prague
  • 1659 Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe)
  • 1659 Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)
  • 1681 Netherlands & Sweden sign treaty
  • 1730 Duke Victor Amadeus XI of Savoye resigns
  • 1744 France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.
  • 1777 Continental Congress, flees to York, Pa, as British forces advance
  • 1787 1st US voyage around the world - Columbia leaves Boston

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1791 Mozart's opera "Magic Flute" premieres in Vienna

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1791 The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as incorruptible patriots.

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1805 Napoleon Bonaparte's army draws into the Rhine

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1808 Covent Garden Theatre Royal destroyed by fire

Victory-in-battleVictory in Battle

1813 Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon Bolívar
  • 1818 Congress of Aken: Russia, Austria, Prussia, France & England
  • 1841 Samuel Slocum patented the stapler
  • 1846 Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth
  • 1857 US occupies Sand, Baker, Howland & Jarvis Is south of Hawaii
  • 1862 First Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
  • 1864 Battle of Preble's Farm VA (Poplar Springs Church)
  • 1864 Black soldiers given US Medal of Honor
  • 1867 Midway Islands formally declared a US possession
  • 1868 Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France
  • 1877 1st US amateur swim meet (NY Athletic Club)
  • 1878 1st Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawaii
  • 1878 Great Flood hits New Zealand's South Island
  • 1880 Henry Draper takes that 1st photograph of Orion Nebula
  • 1882 22nd British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 171 at St Andrews
  • 1885 Bechuanaland becomes a British protectorate
  • 1887 Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Five Orange Pips" (BG)
  • 1887 Volunteer (US) beats Thistle (Scotland) in 8th America's Cup
  • 1888 "Jack the Ripper" murders 2 more women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes, in Whitechapel, London
  • 1895 France proclaims a protectorate over Madagascar
  • 1898 City of NY established
  • 1903 New Gresham's School officially opened by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood.
  • 1904 White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
  • 1906 Real Academia Galega, Galician language biggest linguistic authority starts working in Havana.
  • 1907 Cards Ed Konetchy steals home twice & Joe Delahanty also steals home for record 3 steals of home (vs Boston)

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1908 Maurice Maeterlinck's "L'oiseau Blue" premieres in Moscow

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • 1915 Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
  • 1916 Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak
  • 1916 Eleftherios Venizelos announces he is forming a Provisional Government in Crete as an alternative to the one in Athens; he is determined to bring Greece into the war on the side of the Allies
  • 1919 Avery Hopwood's "Gold Diggers" premieres in NYC
  • 1919 Race riot at Elaine Arkansas
  • 1920 Time Square Theater opens at 217 W 42nd St NYC
  • 1922 Government of Alexandros Zaimis forms in Greece
  • 1922 Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1
  • 1923 Canton Bulldogs win 1st on way to 17-0 season
  • 1924 Allies stop checking on German navy
  • 1925 General Pangulos disbands Greek parliament
  • 1926 German/French/Belgian/Luxembourg steel cartel closes

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1927 Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1928 Le Sifflet publishes 1st precursor of Kuifje (Tintin)
  • 1928 Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium cycles record 76 mi 604 yds in 1 hr
  • 1929 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)
  • 1931 Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
  • 1933 Berlin/Hart/Heyman/Myers ballet "As Thousands Cheer," premieres in NYC
  • 1934 Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3
  • 1934 St Louis Card clinch pennant as Dizzy Dean wins his 30th of year
  • 1935 Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" premieres in Boston

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1935 The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by FDR

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1936 International Commission of Straits (Dardanelles & Bosphorus) ends
  • 1936 Pinewood Studios opens in Buckinghamshire England
  • 1937 6th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Southport & Ainsdale, England

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1938 Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939 1st televised college football game (Fordham vs Waynesburg at NYC)
  • 1939 41 U-boats sunk this month (153,000 ton)
  • 1939 Germany & Russia agree to partition Poland
  • 1939 White Sox reliever Clint Brown sets record of 61st relief appearance
  • 1939 Britain first evacuates citizens in anticipation of war.
  • 1940 47 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940 59 U-boats sunk this month (295,000 tons)
  • 1941 3,721 Jews are buried alive at Babi Yarravine (near Kiev) Ukraine
  • 1941 53 U-boats sunk this month (202,000 tons)
  • 1941 German assault on Moscow, Operation Typhoon, begins
  • 1942 98 U-boats sunk this month (485,000 tons)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1942 Admiral Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • 1942 SS exterminates 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland in 6 week period
  • 1943 Pope Pius XII encyclical on Divine spirit
  • 1944 -Oct 1] Failed attack on German officers near Putten Neth
  • 1944 Calais reoccupied by Allies
  • 1944 Dutch General Mine Workers Union (ABWM) forms

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1945 Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins pennant for Tigers

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1945 Bourne End rail crash, Hertfordshire, England killed 43
  • 1946 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg

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1946 Joachim von Ribbentrop & Hermann Goering sentenced to death by Nuremberg trial

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1947 Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised
  • 1949 Berlin Airlift ends after 277,000 flights
  • 1949 Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th HR & NL record 16th in September
  • 1950 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
  • 1950 Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time
  • 1950 WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 12th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 35-21 in College Park
  • 1953 Auguste/Jacques Piccard dives with bathosphere to 3150 m (record)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 211

  • 1207 Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)
  • 1227 Pope Nicholas IV (d. 1292)
  • 1530 Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (d. 1606)
  • 1550 Michael Maestlin, German mathematician (d. 1631)
  • 1622 Johann Sebastiani, composer
  • 1627 Robinson Crusoe, fictional character, according to Daniel Defoe
  • 1631 William Stoughton, American judge at the Salem witch trials (d. 1701)
  • 1685 Gunther Jacob Wenceslaus, composer
  • 1700 Stanisław Konarski, Polish writer (d. 1773)
  • 1710 John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (d. 1771)
  • 1715 Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (d. 1780)
  • 1732 Jacques Necker, French finance minister of Louis XVI (d. 1804)
  • 1743 Jeronymo Francisco de Lima, composer
  • 1752 Justin Heinrich Knecht, composer
  • 1765 José María Morelos, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1815)
  • 1800 Decimus Burton, British architect (d. 1881)
  • 1805 Samuel Peter Heintzelman, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1808 Lambertus GC Ledeboer, Dutch vicar (Folies-old Calvinist communities)
  • 1811 Augusta of Saxe-Weimar, Queen of Prussia and German Empress (d. 1890)
  • 1824 Peter Milne, composer
  • 1827 Carlo A Alfieri, Italian MP (Liberal)
  • 1827 Kenner Garrard, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1827 Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (d. 1918)
  • 1832 Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, Brit gov of Natal (Ireland-Boer war)
  • 1833 Ferdinand von Saar, writer
  • 1840 Johan Severin Svendsen, composer
  • 1847 Wilhelmina E Drucker, [Lensing], Dutch feminist
  • 1852 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish organist/composer
  • 1856 Andrejs Jurjans, composer
  • 1857 Hermann Sudermann, German writer (Honor, That Ehre, Frau Sorge)
  • 1861 William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company) (d. 1932)
  • 1862 Georgy Eduardovich Konyus, composer
  • 1863 Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WW I)
  • 1869 Ernest Jones, cricket pace bowler (marvellous Aust at turn of century)
  • 1870 Jean Perrin, France, physicist, studied Brownian motion (Nobel 1926)
  • 1870 Thomas W. Lamont, American banker; father of Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (d. 1948)
  • 1871 John Fabricius, Neth/English stageauthor (Ring of Prophet)
  • 1871 Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer
  • 1876 Katherine Griffith, SF CA, actress (Pollyanna, Fast Company)
  • 1879 Ernst Isler, composer
  • 1879 Henri Casadesus, French violist and composer (Viola d'amour)
  • 1882 George Bancroft, Phila, actor (Underworld)/wife of Octavia Brooke
  • 1883 Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist (St John's Gospel)
  • 1883 Bernhard Rust, Nazi education minister (d. 1945)
  • 1887 Lil Dagover [Marta-Maria Lillits], Madiun, Java, Dutch-born German actress (Spiders)
  • 1893 Lansdale Sasscer, American politician (d. 1964)
  • 1894 Dirk J Bush, Dutch/US mathematician (Concise History of Mathematics)
  • 1895 Lewis Milestone, Russian-born film director (d. 1980)
  • 1898 Felix Kersten, Baltic-German/Finnish masseuse (Heinrich Himmler)
  • 1898 Johannes Rontgen, composer
  • 1898 Renée Adorée, French actress (d. 1933)
  • 1898 Princess Charlotte of Monaco (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic
  • 1900 Otto Roesch, paleontologist
  • 1902 Piet[er J] "Piet" Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52)
  • 1904 Frank Lawton, actor (Devil Doll, Invisible Ray), born in London, England
  • 1905 Michael Powell, English director/screen writer/producer (Red Shoes)
  • 1905 Nevill Francis Mott, physicist
  • 1905 Ralph Forbes, actor (Romeo & Juliet, Daniel Boone), born in London, England
  • 1906 Eamonn O Gallagher, composer
  • 1906 John I M Stewart, British detective writer (Comedy of Terrors)
  • 1906 Michael John Innes Mackintosh Stewart Innes, writer
  • 1907 Arnold Elston, composer
  • 1908 David Oistrakh, Odessa Russia, violinist/prof (Moscow Conservatory)
  • 1908 Edzard H Schaper, German/Swiss sailor/UP-correspondent/antifascist
  • 1912 Oliver Charles Anderson, novelist
  • 1915 Lester Garfield Maddox, (Gov-D-Ga)/restaurant owner
  • 1915 Robert Morris, lawyer

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1917 Buddy Rich, New York, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), (d. 1987)

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich
  • 1917 Chung Hee Park, general/pres of South Korea (1961-79), assassinated
  • 1917 Yuri "Petrovich" Lyubimov, USSR, director (Taganka)
  • 1918 Lewis Nixon, WWII Veteran (d. 1996)
  • 1919 Patricia Neway, American soprano (Consul, Maria Golovia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1919 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (d. 1992)
  • 1920 Donald Keech, entrepreneur
  • 1920 Ghazar Saryan, composer
  • 1920 Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American musician and cellist
  • 1921 Deborah Kerr, actress (The King & I, Night of Iguana), born in Helensburg Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Eileen Zhang Ailing Chang, writer
  • 1922 Allan Rae, cricketer (prolific WI opening batsman 1948-53)
  • 1922 Alan Stretton, Australian general
  • 1924 Charles Quinlivan, Jersey City NJ, actor (7 Guns to Mesa)

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1924 Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1925 Gwyn A Williams, historian/socialist
  • 1926 Peder Holm, composer
  • 1926 Robin Roberts, pitcher (Phillies, Won 28 in 1952)
  • 1927 W. S. Merwin, American poet

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1928 Elie Wiesel, Romania, author (Souls on Fire)/Nazi hunter (Nobel 1986)

Author Elie Wiesel
Author
Elie Wiesel
  • 1930 Ben Cooper, Hartford CT, actor (Rose Tattoo, Outcast, Arizona Raiders)
  • 1931 Angie Dickinson, [Angeline Brown], Kulm ND, actress (Police Woman)
  • 1931 Ray Willsey, Regina Sask, WLAF def coordinator (Frankfurt, Scotland)
  • 1932 Shintaro Ishihara, Japanese author and politician (Governor of Tokyo)
  • 1932 Johnny Podres, American baseball player (d. 2008)
  • 1933 Mars Zakirovich Rafikov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1934 Udo Jürgens, Austrian singer
  • 1934 Anna Kashfi [Joan O'Callaghan], Welsh actress and 1st wife of Marlon Barando, born in Darjeeling, India (d. 2015)
  • 1935 Jill Corey, Avonmore Pa, singer (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1935 Johnny Mathis, SF, voclaist (Chances Are, 12th of Never)
  • 1936 Butler Derrick, (Rep-D-SC, 1974- )
  • 1936 James R Sasser, (Sen-D-Tenn, 1977- )

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1939 Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding (28) weds analytic chemist Ann Brookfield

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding

HeartWedding of Interest

1950 First Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew (27) weds lawyer Kwa Geok Choo (29) in Singapore

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew

HeartWedding of Interest

1968 Jazz musician Miles Davis (42) weds singer Betty Mabry (23)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 1977 "Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom" author John Updike (45) weds Martha Bernhard

HeartWedding of Interest

1978 Actress Meryl Streep (29) weds sculptor Don Gummer (31) in Mason's Island, Connecticut

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep

HeartWedding of Interest

1989 NBA legend Larry Bird (32) weds long-time girlfriend Dinah Mattingly in Terre Haute, Indiana

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • 1995 "Judging Amy" actress Amy Brenneman (31) weds TV and film director Brad Silberling (32)

HeartWedding of Interest

2000 Tennis star player Pete Sampras (29) weds actress and former Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson (27) in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • 2006 Hanson pop rock Isaac Hanson (25) weds Nicole Dufresne (22) at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa
  • 2006 Actress Amanda Peet (34) weds screenwriter David Benioff (36) at Friends Seminary Quaker School in New York City
  • 2011 Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis (26) weds TV host and actress Kathryn Camsey in Las Vegas

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1938 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (37) divorces pianist Lil Armstrong (40) after more than 14 years of marriage

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 2010 "CSI: Miami" actor Eddie Cibrian (36) divorces actress Brandi Glanville (37) due to irreconcilable differences after eight years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 104

  • 420 Saint Jerome, translator of the Vulgate Bible
  • 653 Saint Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 739 P'u-chi Ho-shang Tao-chao, Northern Ch'an Line Zen teacher, dies
  • 1101 Anselm IV, Archbishop of Milan
  • 1246 Yaroslav II of Russia (b. 1191)
  • 1351 Muso Soseki, Zen teacher/Rinzai line/head of Nanzenji, dies in Japan
  • 1440 Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn, English soldier and politician
  • 1487 John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1400)
  • 1551 Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (b. 1507)
  • 1560 Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (b. 1525)
  • 1572 Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía and Jesuit priest, dies at 61
  • 1581 Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (b. 1518)
  • 1612 Ercole Bottrigari, composer, dies at 81
  • 1626 Nurhaci, Manchurian chief (b. 1559)
  • 1628 Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
  • 1630 John Billington, murderer, 1st American execution, hanged
  • 1712 Johann Michael Zacher, composer, dies at 61
  • 1716 Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer, dies at 62
  • 1755 Francesco Durante, composer, dies at 71
  • 1770 Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, English politician and diplomat

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1770 George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader and preacher, dies in Newburyport, Massachusetts, at age 55

Anglican Preacher George Whitefield
Anglican Preacher
George Whitefield
  • 1772 James Brindley, English engineer (b. 1716)
  • 1803 Charles Broche, composer, dies at 51
  • 1811 Thomas Percy, English bishop of Dromore, dies at 82
  • 1819 Nicolas Roze, composer, dies at 74
  • 1862 Isaac Peace Rodman, banker/Union brig-gen, dies of injury at about 40
  • 1865 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (b. 1800)
  • 1877 Toohoolhoolzote, prophet of Nez Perce indians, dies in battle
  • 1884 Louis Lacombe, composer, dies at 65
  • 1885 Maria J Small-Gartmann, actress, dies at 60
  • 1888 Catherine Eddowes, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
  • 1888 Elizabeth Stride, Long Liz, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
  • 1891 Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (b. 1837)
  • 1897 St Therese of Lisieux, Roman Catholic saint and mystic (b. 1873)
  • 1904 Sigurd Lie, composer, dies at 33
  • 1910 Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)
  • 1912 Mary Frances Allitsen, composer, dies at 63
  • 1921 Oskar Panizza, writer, dies at 77
  • 1922 Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 64
  • 1925 Philip Hutchinson, cricketer (2 Tests for S Afr 1889), dies
  • 1929 Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China), dies
  • 1940 Walter Kollo, composer, dies at 62
  • 1943 Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (b. 1864)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1948 Edith Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, dies at 87

First Lady of the United States Edith Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States
Edith Roosevelt
  • 1952 Waldorf Astor, House of Lords & Commons/owner of Observer, dies
  • 1954 Percie Charlton, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1955 James Dean, actor (Rebel Without a Cause), dies in a car crash at age 24

Actor James Dean
Actor
James Dean
  • 1955 Michael Chekhov, actor (Rhapsody, Abie's Irish Rose), dies at 64
  • 1958 Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph-stipulation), dies at 79
  • 1959 John H Kliegl, developer of Klieg light, dies at 89
  • 1959 Taylor Holmes, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 81
  • 1959 Ross Granville Harrison, American Biologist and Zoologist (organ transplant pioneer), dies at 89
  • 1960 Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer, dies
  • 1961 Onésime Gagnon, French Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Québec (b. 1888)
  • 1963 Arnold Foster, composer, dies at 66
  • 1965 E[dward] E[lmer] "Doc" Smith, sci-fi author (Triplanetary), dies at 75
  • 1970 Patrick Aherne, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay), dies at 69
  • 1973 Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902)
  • 1974 Carlos Prats, Chilean Constitutionalist General, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor
  • 1976 Louis Fourestier, composer, dies at 84
  • 1978 Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), dies at 75
  • 1983 Freddy Martin, orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin), dies at 76
  • 1983 William Elliott, actor (Bernie Loves Bridget", "Adam 12"), dies at 49
  • 1984 Ellsworth Bunker, US ambassador (South-Vietnam, dies at 90)
  • 1985 Charles F Richter, US seismologist (scale of R), dies at 85
  • 1985 Heleb MacInnes, US spy writer (Affiliate in place), dies at 77
  • 1985 Simone Signoret, German/French actress (Room at Top, Gina), dies at 64
  • 1987 Alfred Bester, sci-fi author (Dark Side of Earth), dies at 73
  • 1988 Joachim Prinz, author/Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), dies at 86
  • 1989 Virgil Thomson, US composer/critic (4 saints in 3 acts), dies at 92
  • 1990 Liesbeth de Uyl-of Vessem, feminist/wife of Joop du, dies
  • 1990 Michel Levis, French cultural anthropologist/writer, dies
  • 1990 Patrick White, Australian writer (Nobel 1973), dies
  • 1990 Alice Parizeau, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1930)
  • 1991 Nancy Welford, entertainer, dies at 87
  • 1993 Alex Lyon, English Labor Lower house leader (1966-83), dies at 61
  • 1993 Gordon Douglas, actor/director (Tony Rome), dies of cancer at 85
  • 1993 Paul Nowee, writer (Arendsoog.. premiejager), dies at 57
  • 1993 Tony Brafa, actor (Enrico Pallazzo-Naked Gun), dies at 72
  • 1994 Alex Scott, trainer, Horses, dies at 34
  • 1994 Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist, dies at 92
  • 1994 Lina Basquette, actress (Night for Crime, Hard Hombre), dies at 87
  • 1994 Roberto Viola, Argentine general/president (1981), dies at 69
  • 1995 Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat, dies at 77
  • 1995 George Kirby, comedian/impressionist (Pearl Bailey), dies at 71
  • 1996 Aubrey Brabazon, jockey/trainer, dies at 76
  • 1996 Elizabeth Gille, writer translator/editor, dies at 59
  • 1996 Frances Lear, writer, dies at 73
  • 1996 Kenneth Muir, english scholar, dies at 89
  • 1996 Udom Patpongsiri, property developer, dies at 79
  • 1997 Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65
  • 1997 Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, British professor of occupational health, dies at 86
  • 1998 Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player, dies at 45
  • 2002 Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1913)
  • 2002 Arthur Hazlerigg, British peer and cricketer, dies at 92
  • 2003 Robert Kardashian, Armenian-American lawyer (b. 1944)
  • 2003 Yusuf Bey, Black Muslim leader (b. 1935)
  • 2004 Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan actor (b. 1936)
  • 2004 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)
  • 2008 Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam, Singapore Opposition Leader & former Secretary-General of Singapore's Worker's Party (b. 1926)