On This Day for 4th September

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 186

  • 422 St Boniface I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 476 Romulus Augustulus, last Western Roman Emperor, abdicates after forces led by Odoacer invade Rome. Traditional end of the Western Roman Empire
  • 1024 Conrad II (the Elder) chosen as King of Germany
  • 1260 Battle at Montaperti, Tuscany, between rival factions the Guelphs and Ghibellines
  • 1282 King Pedro III of Aragonorth annexes Sicily
  • 1414 Peace of Atrecht: John the fearless & Armagnacs
  • 1479 King Alfonso I of Portugal recognizes Isabella as queen of Castile
  • 1571 Catholic rebellion in Scotland

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1609 Navigator Henry Hudson first European to discover island of Manhattan [or Sep 11]

Explorer Henry Hudson
Explorer
Henry Hudson
  • 1618 "Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs, Switzerland, 1,500 killed
  • 1682 English astronomer Edmund Halley observes the comet named after him
  • 1778 City of Amsterdam signs trade agreement with American rebels
  • 1781 Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes)
  • 1786 -5] Orange troops plunder Hattem/Elburg
  • 1805 1st edition of Batavian State Courrier published

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1807 Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat

Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton
Commercial Steamboat Inventor
Robert Fulton
  • 1813 First US religious newspaper (Religious Remembrancer (Christian Observer))
  • 1833 1st newsboy hired (Barney Flaherty, 10 years old-NY Sun)
  • 1842 Work on Cologne cathedral recommences after 284-year hiatus
  • 1854 English/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka

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1862 General Lee invades North with 50,000 Confederate troops

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1862 North Beach & Mission Railway Company organized in San Francisco
  • 1862 Maryland Campaign (Antietam Campaign)
  • 1864 Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1866 1st Hawaiian daily newspaper published
  • 1870 The Third French Republic proclaimed as French overthrow Emperor Napoleon III (who ironically was the elected president of the Second French Republic) after his defeat by Prussia at Sedan

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1882 1st large-scale test of Thomas Edison's light bulb - lighting of NY's Pearl Street Station

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1884 Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.
  • 1885 1st cafeteria opens (NYC)

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1886 Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war

Apache Leader Geronimo
Apache Leader
Geronimo

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1888 George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman

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1893 English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1894 In NYC, 12,000 tailors went on strike protesting sweat shops
  • 1894 Soccer team Veendam 1894 forms
  • 1899 8.3 earthquake shakes Yakutat Bay Alaska
  • 1904 Dalai Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet
  • 1906 NY Highlanders win 5th straight doubleheader
  • 1908 Caledonia & Hillhurst Football Clubs play for Central Alberta Rugby Football League championship
  • 1911 Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft)
  • 1912 First accident (collision) in London Underground: 22 people injured
  • 1914 General von Moltke ceases German advance in France
  • 1914 France, Russia, and Britain agree in a Pact of London that none will make a separate peace
  • 1916 Christy Mathewson & Mordecai Brown final baseball game
  • 1918 Jhr Ch Ruys de Beerenbrouck becomes 1st Dutch Catholic premier
  • 1918 US troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months
  • 1919 British intervene in Petrograd

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1919 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace.

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • 1919 39th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Johnston beats Bill Tilden (6-4, 6-4, 6-3)
  • 1920 Last day of Julian civil calendar (in parts of Bulgaria)

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1922 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000m (5:26.3)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1923 A Charlot & N Coward's revue "London Calling" premieres in London
  • 1923 NY Yankee Sad Sam Jones no-hits Phila A's, 2-0
  • 1923 Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.

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1927 Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour

  • 1930 Cambridge Theatre opens in London
  • 1932 15th PGA Championship: Olin Dutra at Keller GC St Paul Minn
  • 1933 1st airplane to exceed 300 mph (483 kph), JR Wendell, Glenview, Il

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1933 Coup on Cuban president De Cespedes by Fulgencio Batista

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista

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1934 Bradman scores 149* Aust v Eng XI, 104 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1936 Franco's troops conquer Irun & Talavera de la Reina, Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1936 Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier
  • 1937 Doris Kopsky, becomes 1st NABA woman cycling champion (4:22.4)
  • 1938 Vainio Muinonen wins 2nd European marathoner (2:37:28.8)
  • 1939 Dutch 2nd Chamber affirms Neth's in a State of War
  • 1939 German troops move into Danzig
  • 1939 Netherlands & Belgium declare neutrality
  • 1939 Mir, a Nazi ghetto in occupied Poland, is exterminated
  • 1939 RAF bombs Wilhelmshafen
  • 1940 CBS begins broadcasting TV as station W2XAB
  • 1940 Gerbrandy becomes premier of Dutch government in exile

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1940 Nazi collaborator Mussert puts the fate of Netherlands in Hitler's hands

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1941 NY Yankees, win earliest AL pennent (full season)
  • 1941 US destroyer Greer fires on German submarine U-652
  • 1941 Yanks beat Red Sox 6-3 & clinch their 12th & earliest pennant
  • 1942 Transport nr 28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1943 British 8th Army lands at Taranto, South Italy
  • 1944 2,087 Jews transported for Westerbork to KZ-Lower Theresienstadt
  • 1944 British 11th Armoured Division frees Antwerp
  • 1944 Finland breaks diplomatic contact with Nazi Germany
  • 1944 US 1st Army frees Namen
  • 1944 64th U.S. Men's National Tennis Championship: Frank Parker beats William Talbert (6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3)
  • 1944 58th U.S. Women's National tennis Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Margaret Osborne duPont (6-3, 8-6)
  • 1945 Ruben Fine wins 4 simultaneous rapid chess games blindfolded
  • 1945 US regains possession of Wake Island from Japan
  • 1948 "Angel in the Wings" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 1948 Queen Wilhelmina abdicates Dutch throne
  • 1949 Marie Robie sinks 393 yd hole-in-one (1st hole in Furnace Brook)
  • 1950 First helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines
  • 1950 D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna
  • 1950 Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250
  • 1950 Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
  • 1951 1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by US President Harry Truman
  • 1951 NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network

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1951 US President Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1953 WATR (now WTXX) TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins
  • 1953 WGEM TV channel 10 in Quincy-Hannibal, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 Yanks become 1st team to win 5 consecutive championship
  • 1954 Peter B Cortese of US achieves a one-arm deadlift of 370 lbs; 22 lbs over triple his body weight, at York, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 The IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer that used magnetic disk storage.
  • 1957 Ford Motor Co introduces Edsel

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 228

  • 1241 Alexander III of Scotland (d. 1286)
  • 1249 Amadeus V de Great, count of Flanders/Savoy
  • 1383 Amadeus VIII, duke of Savoye/last antipope (Felix V (1439-48)
  • 1454 Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (d. 1483)
  • 1557 Sofie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1631)
  • 1563 Wanli, Emperor of China (d. 1620)
  • 1596 Constantine Huygens, Dutch poet/diplomat (Delightful Folly)
  • 1622 Jacob Hintze, composer
  • 1647 Gerard Noodt, Dutch lawyer
  • 1717 Job Orton, English minister (d. 1783)
  • 1736 Robert Raikes, England, Sunday school pioneer
  • 1746 Bernardus Bosch, Dutch Patriot/poet/writer, baptised
  • 1755 Count Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish Army officer, diplomat and statesman. (d. 1810)
  • 1761 Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen, composer
  • 1768 Francois René de Chateaubriand, France, poet/novelist (Atala)
  • 1778 Louis Napoleon, French King of Netherlands (1806-10)
  • 1793 Edward Bates, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1869)
  • 1795 Friedrich [August] von Alberti, German geologist (Triasic Age)
  • 1801 Cullen Whipple, Providence Rhode Island, American Inventor (pointed screw machine)
  • 1802 Marcus Whitman, missionary, led to US securing Oregon
  • 1803 Sarah Childress Polk, 1st lady (1845-1849)
  • 1810 Donald McKay, US naval architect, built fastest clipper ships
  • 1815 Andreas I Schaepman, archbishop of Utrecht 1868-82
  • 1815 Mihaly Mosonyi, composer
  • 1816 Francois-Emmanuel-Joseph Bazin, composer
  • 1824 Anton Bruckner, Ansfelden, Austria, Wagner disciple and "monumental bore"/composer
  • 1824 Phoebe Cary, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1825 Dadabhai Naoroji, 1st Indian in British parliament
  • 1826 Martin Wiberg, Swedish computer pioneer (d. 1905)
  • 1832 Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat (d. 1915)
  • 1843 Charles Wentworth Dilke, English under minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1843 Jan Levoslav Bella, composer
  • 1846 Daniel Burnham, US, architect/built skyscrapers
  • 1848 Lewis H Latimer, inventor/engineer
  • 1848 Jennie Lee, American actress (d. 1925)
  • 1850 Luigi Cadorna, Italian fieldmarshal/earl (WW I-Caporetto)
  • 1851 John Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house member
  • 1853 Hermann von Wissmann, German Africa explorer/governor East-Africa
  • 1859 Edoardo Mascheroni, composer
  • 1869 Geert A D Wumkes, Frisian theologist/writer (Frision Movement)
  • 1870 Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Das Nibelungenlied)
  • 1872 [Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress/wife of Joseph of Lyre
  • 1874 Johanna M "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress/wife of Bruno Gerlach
  • 1880 Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo)
  • 1885 Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (d. 1971)
  • 1885 Antonio Bacci, Italian cardinal (d. 1971)
  • 1886 Albert Orsborn, General of The Salvation Army (d. 1967)
  • 1888 Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor
  • 1892 Darius Milhaud, Aix-en-Provence France, composer (Maximilien)
  • 1893 Henry Schultz, US, farm commune leader
  • 1896 Agnes Ayres, [Hinkle], US, actress (Sheik, Souls at Sea)
  • 1896 Antonin Artaud, Marseilles France, songwriter/dir (Theatre Seraphin)
  • 1900 Cornelis Verolme, Dutch ship builder
  • 1901 Paul Osborn, playwright (Mornings at 7)

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1901 William Lyons, British industrialist (Jaguar cars), born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 1985)

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons
  • 1902 Lorna Johnstone, England, equestrian dressage (Olympic-13th-1968)
  • 1902 Thomas Mitchell, England cricketer (d. 1996)
  • 1904 Julian Hill, research chemist
  • 1904 Maudet Christian-Jacques, film director
  • 1905 Mary Renault, [Mary Challens], writer (King Must Die, Funeral Games)
  • 1906 Alexander Moyzes, composer
  • 1906 Antanas Raciunas, composer
  • 1906 Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, poet (Ongerijmde life)
  • 1907 Leo Castelli, Trieste, American art dealer
  • 1907 Maurice Ashley, historian
  • 1908 Edward Dmytryk, director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny)
  • 1908 Richard Wright, US, author (Native Son, Uncle Tom's Children)
  • 1909 Karel Horky, composer

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1909 Eduard Wirths, Geroldshausen, German Empire, Nazi physician (Auschwitz), (d. 1945)

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • 1912 Alexander Liberman, editor/painter/photographer (639)
  • 1913 Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977)
  • 1913 Mickey Cohen, American gangster (d. 1976)
  • 1914 Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive, third postwar chairman of Volkswagen (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Dick Thomas, TV host (Village Barn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1915 Rudolf Schock, German opera/operette singer
  • 1916 Robert [Augustine] W[ard] Lowndes, US, sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet)
  • 1917 Henry Ford II, automaker (Ford Motor Co)
  • 1918 Gerald Wilson, Shelby Miss, orchestra leader (Redd Foxx)

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1918 Paul Harvey, news commentator (Rest of the story), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • 1918 William Talbert, tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48)
  • 1919 Howard Morris, comedic actor (High Anxiety), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Craig Claiborne, food columnist (NY Times Cookbook)
  • 1920 Teddy Johnson, British singer
  • 1920 Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver
  • 1922 Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician (d. 1992)
  • 1924 Joan Aiken, Romania, writer of children's songs
  • 1925 Forrest Carter, American author (d. 1979)
  • 1926 Robert J Lagomarsino, (Rep-R-CA, 1974- )
  • 1926 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Sceptre, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Matinchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1928 Dick York, actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1928 Donald E Petersen, Minn, exec (Ford Motors)
  • 1929 Thomas F Eagleton, (Sen-D-MO, 1968-86/VP candidate-D-1972)
  • 1930 Jerry Ragavoy, US songwriter/producer (Wonderful Dream)
  • 1931 Mitzi Gaynor, American actress/singer/dancer (Anything Goes, South Pacific), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1932 Carlos Romero-Barcel, (Rep-D-Puerto Rico)
  • 1932 Dinsdale Landen, English actor (d. 2003)
  • 1932 Bevo Francis, American basketball player (college basketball record scorer), born in Hammondsville, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Richard Castellano, actor (The Godfather, Lovers & Other Stranger), born in The Bronx, New York

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1934 Clive Granger, Welsh-born economist, Nobel laureate

Economist Clive Granger
Economist
Clive Granger

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1834 Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (28) weds Helen Eliza Benson

HeartWedding of Interest

1930 Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (21) weds Vivien Burey at First African Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall

HeartWedding of Interest

1989 Tennis star Bjorn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1993 Five-time U.S. national champion figure pair skater Jerod Swallow (26) weds his partner Elizabeth Punsalen
  • 1996 Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft (44) weds musician and musical director Colin Freeman (30) at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, United Kingdom

HeartWedding of Interest

1998 "Sex and The City" actress Kim Cattrall (42) weds audio designer Mark Levinson

Actress Kim Cattrall
Actress
Kim Cattrall
  • 2004 Rap singer Juvenile (29) weds Shadonna Jones at The Victory Fellowship Church in Metairie, Louisiana
  • 2006 Television presenter Sally Meen (41) weds show business agent Russ Lindsay at Great Fosters Hotel in Egham, Surrey
  • 2009 Singer and actress Christina Milian (27) weds singer-songwriter The-Dream (31) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2011 Fashion model and designer Lauren Bush (28) weds David Lauren (40), son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren at the 17,000 acre farm in Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • 422 St Boniface I, Italian Bishop of Rome, dies
  • 454 Dioscorus van Alexandria, patriarch (council of Efeze), dies
  • 799 Musa al-Kazim, Shia Imam (b. 745)
  • 1037 King Bermudo III of Leon (b. 1010)
  • 1063 Toghrül, Turkish conqueror of Persia and Baghdad
  • 1085 Irmgarde van Keulen, German countress of Aspel/saint, dies
  • 1199 Joan of England, Queen consort of Sicily, wife of William II of Sicily (b. 1165)
  • 1537 Johann Dietenberger, German theologian (b. c. 1475)
  • 1553 Cornelia da Nomatalcino, monk converted to Judaism, burned at stake
  • 1571 Earl of Lennox, regent of Scotland, murdered
  • 1588 Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, dies at 87
  • 1644 John Wtenbogaert, theologist (Kerckelicke history), dies at 87
  • 1709 Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies
  • 1759 Girolamo Chiti, composer, dies at 80
  • 1767 Charles Townshend, English politician (b. 1725)
  • 1780 John Fielding, English magistrate and social reformer (b. 1721)
  • 1784 Cesar F Cassini "the Thury", French astronomer (geodesic labor), dies
  • 1794 John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish statesman (b. 1724)
  • 1804 Richard Somers, American naval officer
  • 1828 Cornelis Stevens, Belgian RC foreman/polemist, dies at 80
  • 1845 Pierre P Royer-Collard, French attorney/philosopher, dies at 82
  • 1852 William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (b. 1796)
  • 1853 Jonathan Blewitt, composer, dies at 71
  • 1864 John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader (b. 1825)
  • 1903 Herman Zumpe, composer, dies at 53
  • 1905 Pierre de Braza, founder (French Congo), dies
  • 1907 Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (Peer Gynt Suite), dies at 64
  • 1916 José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)
  • 1918 Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Raubmenschen), dies at 51)
  • 1922 Georges Sorel, French social philosopher, dies at 74
  • 1937 Giovanni Salviucci, composer, dies at 29
  • 1938 Clifford Dempsey, actor (Salute), dies at 73
  • 1944 Izaak van der Horst, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • 1946 Paul Lincke, German composer/conductor (Lysistrata), dies at 79
  • 1960 Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
  • 1962 William Clothier, American tennis player (US Open-1906) and 1st president of tennis hall of fame, dies at 80
  • 1963 Robert Schuman, French premier/chair (European Parliament), dies at 77
  • 1964 W Bergengruen, writer, dies at 71
  • 1965 Albert Schweitzer, German/French missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90
  • 1970 James M Taylor, USAF/astronaut, dies at 39
  • 1972 Alan Kippax, cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies
  • 1974 Creighton W Abrams, US general/army staff chief (Vietnam), dies at 59
  • 1974 Marcel Achard, French dramatist (La forges the Paris), dies at 75
  • 1974 Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (b. 1884)
  • 1975 Walter Tetley, cartoon voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 60
  • 1977 Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek musician (b. 1899)
  • 1977 E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (b. 1911)
  • 1977 Jean Rostand, French biologist (b. 1894)
  • 1979 Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician, dies at 76
  • 1979 Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (b. 1904)
  • 1980 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74
  • 1981 Verne Rowe, actor (Verne-Fernwood 2 Night), dies at 59
  • 1985 George O'Brien, actor (Daniel Boone, Salute), dies of a stroke at 85
  • 1985 Isabel Jeans, actress (Suspicion, Easy Virtue, Tovarich), dies at 93

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1986 Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers) dies at 75

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1989 Georges Simenon, Belgian/French writer/director (Maigret), dies at 86
  • 1989 Ronald Syme, New Zealand-born classicist and historian (b. 1903)
  • 1990 Henry Faas, [Wandelganger], Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies
  • 1990 Irene Dunne, actress (5 oscars), dies of heart failure at 91
  • 1991 Charlie Barnet, saxophonist (Cherokee), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • 1991 Dottie West, country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car
  • 1991 Margaret Ramsay, vocalist, dies
  • 1991 Thomas Tryon, actor (Cardinal)/writer (Other), dies at 65
  • 1992 John van Dreelen, [Jacques T van Drielen Gimberg], actor (Topaz), dies
  • 1993 Clyde Adler, voice (White Fang/Black Tooth-Soupy Sales), dies
  • 1993 Herve Villechaize, actor (Fantasy Island), shoots self to death at 50
  • 1993 Mehmet Sincar, Turkish/Kurd MP, murdered
  • 1994 Laurentius LM "Laurens" van Deenen, (pathed)physiologist, dies at 66
  • 1994 Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player, dies at 64
  • 1995 Chuck Greenberg, new age musician (Shadowfax), dies at 45
  • 1995 Edmond Jouhaud, general, dies at 90
  • 1995 John Megna, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird), dies at 42
  • 1995 William Moses Kunstler, UCLA attorney (Chicago 7), dies at 78
  • 1996 Sam Cook, cricketer (Gloucestershire slow bowler with one Test for England), dies
  • 1997 Belle Stewart, singer, dies at 91
  • 1997 Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
  • 1998 Elizabeth Kata, Australian writer, A Patch of Blue (b. 1912)
  • 2001 Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
  • 2002 Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian pianist (b. 1904)
  • 2003 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Lola Bobesco, Romanian-born violinist (b. 1921)
  • 2004 Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (b. 1971)
  • 2004 Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)
  • 2004 James O. Page, American paramedic (b. 1936)
  • 2006 Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)

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2006 Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and television personality attacked and killed by a stingray (b. 1962)

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin
  • 2006 Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (b. 1918)
  • 2006 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (b. 1942)
  • 2011 Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)

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2014 Joan Rivers, American comedienne (Late Show, Hollywood Sq), dies at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers