On This Day for 7th September

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 192

  • 1251 BC A solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes, Greece.

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70 Roman army under General Titus occupies & plunders Jerusalem

Roman Emperor Titus
Roman Emperor
Titus
  • 1159 Ottaviano de Montecello elected as anti-Pope

Victory-in-battleVictory in Battle

1191 Third Crusade: Battle of Arsuf - Richard I of England defeats Saladin at Arsuf.

King Richard the Lionheart
King
Richard the Lionheart
1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria Saladin
1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria
Saladin
  • 1497 Sailor Perkin Warbeck becomes English King Richard IV
  • 1525 Trial against "heretic" John Pistorius ends in the Hague
  • 1543 Duke Willem of Gulik surrenders to emperor Charles V
  • 1596 Dutch fleet bombards Banten, Java
  • 1599 Earl of Essex & Irish rebel Tyrone signs treaty
  • 1630 The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
  • 1652 Battle of Monte Christo: Dutch fleet under J van Galen beat English
  • 1701 Germany, England & Netherlands sign anti-French covenant
  • 1714 Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI & France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine
  • 1800 Zion AME Church dedicated (NYC)

BattleBattle of Interest

1812 Battle at Borodino: Napoleon-Kutuzov

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1813 "Uncle Sam" was 1st used to refer to US (Troy Post of NY)
  • 1818 Carl III of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.
  • 1822 Pedro I, son of King Joao VI declares Brazil's independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • 1860 Excursion steamer "Lady Elgin" drowns 340 in Lake Michigan
  • 1863 Federal naval expedition arrives off Sabine Pass
  • 1871 Bay of Biscay: British warship HMS Captain capsizes, 500 killed
  • 1876 Bank robbery by James/Younger fails (Cole/Bob/Jim Younger arrested)
  • 1880 Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters
  • 1888 Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby to be placed in an incubator at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York
  • 1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Engineer's Thumb" (BG)
  • 1891 Captain Frederick Lugard's army reaches Kavalli, Equatoria
  • 1892 James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1896 A H Whiting wins 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, RI
  • 1897 George Davis (Giants) HR off Sport McAllister (Spiders) in DH
  • 1901 Peace of Peking - Ends Boxer Rebellion in China
  • 1902 In Australia, the whole nation observes a 'day of humiliation' and prays for rain, as a terrible drought kills livestock and threatens crops; rain begins to appear on 10 September
  • 1903 Federation of American Motorcyclists organized in NY
  • 1904 British forces in Tibet force the Dalai Lhama to sign a treaty that grants Britain trading posts in Tibet and guarantee that Tibet will not concede territory to foreign powers
  • 1906 Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.
  • 1907 Sutro's ornate Cliff House in SF destroyed by fire
  • 1909 Eugene Lefebvre (1878-1909), while test piloting a new French-built Wright biplane, crashes at Juvisy France when his controls jam. Lefebvre dies, becoming the first 'pilot' in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft.
  • 1910 In the Hague, the International Court arbitrates a fishing-rights dispute between Newfoundland (still seperate from Canada) and the US

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1912 Eddie Collins steals record 6 bases in 9-7 Athletics win over Detroit

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1914 NY Post Office Building opens to public
  • 1915 Johnny Gruelle patents his Raggedy Ann doll (US Patent D47789)
  • 1915 St Louis Dave Davenport no-hits Chicago (Federal League), 3-0
  • 1916 Giants beat Brooklyn 4-1, to launch NY's record 26-game winning streak
  • 1916 Workmen's Compensation Act passed by Congress
  • 1921 In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.
  • 1922 In Aydin, Turkey, independence of Aydin, from Greek occupation.
  • 1923 Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Phila A's, 4-0
  • 1923 Interpol forms in Vienna
  • 1923 Mary Katherine Campbell (Ohio), 16, crowned 2nd Miss America 1922-23
  • 1927 Philo Farnsworth demonstrates 1st use of TV in SF
  • 1927 The University of Minas Gerais is founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by GovernorAntônio Carlos.
  • 1928 Sophie Treadwell's "Machinal" premieres in NYC
  • 1932 Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games

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1936 Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1936 The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.
  • 1939 Radio NY Worldwide-WRUL begins radio transmission
  • 1940 German Luftwaffe blitz London for 1st of 57 consecutive nights
  • 1940 Luftwaffe loses 41 bombers above England
  • 1940 Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria.

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1941 61st U.S. Men's National Championship: Bobby Riggs beats Frank Kovacs (5-7, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1941 55th U.S. Women's National Championship: Sarah Palfrey Cooke beats Pauline Betz Addie (7-5, 6-2)
  • 1942 German occupiers take silver anniversary coins in battle
  • 1942 Transport nr 29 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942 First flight of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator.
  • 1942 62nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Ted Schroeder beats Frank Parker (8-6, 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2)
  • 1942 56th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Adddie beats Louise Brough Clapp (4-6, 6-1, 6-4)
  • 1943 987 Dutch Jewish transported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • 1943 Fire in decrepit old Gulf Hotel kills 45 (Houston, Texas)
  • 1944 SS-general Kurt Meyer takes Durnal, Belgium
  • 1944 Strongest Hurricane of century in Netherlands (wind force 12)
  • 1945 Japanese at Rioekioe-islands surrender
  • 1945 Joe Kuhel hits inside-the-park HR, only HR hit by a Senator all season at Washington's Griffith Stadium
  • 1947 Battles between Hindus & Muslims in New Delhi, India
  • 1948 1st use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron Oh
  • 1950 Monasteries shut down in Hungary

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1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1952 General Naguib forms Egyptian government/becomes premier
  • 1952 Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tenn)

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1952 Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1952 NY Yankees Johnny Mize's pinch-hit grand slam gives Yanks a 5-1 win at Washington He has now HRed in all 15 major league parks
  • 1952 3rd Formula One WDC: Alberto Ascari wins by 12 points

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1953 Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

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1953 73rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Tony Trabert beats Vic Seixas (6-3, 6-2, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • 1953 67th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-2, 6-4)
  • 1954 Integration begins in Wash DC & Balt MD public schools
  • 1956 Bell X-2 sets Unofficial manned aircraft altitude record 126,000'+
  • 1957 WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1958 78th U.S. Men's National Championship: Ashley Cooper beats Malcolm Anderson (6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 10-8, 8-6)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper

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1958 72nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard (3-6, 6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • 1960 Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)
  • 1963 WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 American Bandstand moves to California, & airs once a week on Saturday
  • 1963 Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated in Canton Ohio
  • 1964 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Valhalla Golf Open
  • 1965 -10] Hurricane Betsy, kills 74 in Florida, Miss & La
  • 1965 China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border.
  • 1966 KTNE TV channel 13 in Alliance, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Molson's Canadian Golf Open

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1970 Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 1970 PLO hijacks 4 planes

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 238

  • 786 Emperor Saga, 52nd Emperor of Japan (d. 842)
  • 1438 Louis II, Landgrave of Hesse (d. 1471)
  • 1471 Frederik I, king of Denmark/Norway (1523-33)
  • 1524 Thomas Erastus, Swiss theologian (d. 1583)

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1533 Queen Elizabeth I, Greenwich England, (1558-1603) daughter of Henry VIII and Anna Boleyn (d. 1603)

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1631 Clemens Thieme, composer
  • 1635 Pal Esterhazy, composer
  • 1674 Ernest Augustus (d. 1728)
  • 1683 Mary Anne of Austria, Archduchess of Austria and Queen consort of Portugal (d. 1754)
  • 1694 Johan Ludvig, Danish policitian (d. 1763)
  • 1703 Jean Monnet, composer
  • 1705 Matthäus Günther, German painter (d. 1788)
  • 1707 George-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon, writer on natural history
  • 1726 Francois-Andre Danican Philidor, France, composer/chess champion
  • 1731 Damasus Brosmann, composer
  • 1731 Elisabetta de Gambarini, composer
  • 1735 Thomas Coutts, Scottish banker
  • 1737 Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist/physicist
  • 1739 Joseph Legros, composer
  • 1740 Johan Tobias Sergel, Swedish sculptor (d. 1814)
  • 1756 Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet/literature (Disease of Scientists)
  • 1777 Heinrich Stölzel, German musician and composer (d. 1844)
  • 1782 Bernardus JC Dibbets, Dutch baron/general-major (Maastricht)
  • 1784 Frantisek Max Knize, composer
  • 1805 Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop and one of the greatest public speakers of his day (remembered for his opposition to Darwin's theory of evolution), born in London (d. 1873)
  • 1810 Hermann Heinrich Gossen, Prussian economist (d. 1858)
  • 1811 William Hamsley Emory, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
  • 1815 Howell Cobb II, Major General/Secy of Treas (Union), (d. 1868)
  • 1815 John McDouall Stuart, Australian explorer (d. 1866)
  • 1817 Louise of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), queen of Denmark (d. 1898)
  • 1818 Thomas Talbot, 31st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1886)
  • 1819 Jean E "Adriaan" van Bevervoorde, journalist (History of Holland)
  • 1829 August Kekule von Stradonitz, discovered structure of benzene ring
  • 1829 Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, US, geologist (Geograph Survey 1859-86)
  • 1831 Alexandre Falguière, French sculptor and painter (d. 1900)
  • 1836 Henry Campbell-Bannerman, British PM (L) (1905-08)
  • 1836 August Toepler, German physicist (d. 1912)
  • 1842 Johannes H Zukertort, German chess player
  • 1851 Edward Ashael Birge, American pioneer in limnology (d. 1950)
  • 1855 William Friese-Greene, British photographer (d. 1921)

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1860 Grandma Moses [Anna Maria], NY, primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket), (d. 1961)

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses
  • 1860 Willem H Nolens, priest/Dutch ambassador to Vatican
  • 1864 Giovanni Tebaldini, composer
  • 1866 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (d. 1947)
  • 1867 Albert Basserman, Mannheim Germany, actor (Foreign Correspondant) Dies 1952
  • 1867 Camilod d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China)
  • 1867 Evan Williams, Mineral Ridge Ohio, oratorio tenor
  • 1869 Margot SE Scharten-Antink, Dutch author (Catherina, Sprotje)
  • 1870 Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [OS=Aug 26]
  • 1870 Thomas Curtis, American athlete (d. 1944)
  • 1876 C.J. Dennis, Australian poet and writer (d. 1938)
  • 1877 Mike O'Neill, Irish baseball player (d. 1959)
  • 1879 Nachman N "Neddy" Bamberg, Dutch actor (Haddock Mary)
  • 1880 Attilio Brugnoli, composer
  • 1880 Kurt von Wolfurt, composer
  • 1881 Constantly WL Scheurleer, Dutch archaeologist/banker/art expert
  • 1882 Johanna F Zandstra-Giezen, oldest person in Netherland (died at 111)
  • 1885 Harry Sinclair Lewis, US, writer (Babbitt, Nobel 1930)
  • 1887 Edith L Sitwell, English poetess/author (Wheels)
  • 1889 Albert Plesman, aviation pioneer/founder/director (KLM)
  • 1889 Bruce F Cummings, English author (Journal of a Disappointed Man)
  • 1891 Roscoe Karns, San Bernadino California, actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey)
  • 1893 Leslie Hore-Belisha, British Minister of Transport
  • 1899 Leendert A Donker, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA)
  • 1900 "Janet" Taylor Caldwell, English novelist (Melissa)
  • 1900 Emerson Treacy, Phila, actor (California Straight Ahead)
  • 1902 Roy Barcroft, [Howard Ravenscroft], Crab Orchard NE, actor (Freckles)
  • 1905 John Whitley, British air-marshal
  • 1906 Filip Gershkovich, composer
  • 1907 Ahmet Adnan Saygun, composer
  • 1908 Max Kaminsky, trumpeter
  • 1908 Michael E DeBakey, artificial heart pioneer

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1908 Paul Brown, NFL hall of fame coach (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Norwalk Ohio

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 1909 Elia Kazan, Constaninople Turkey, director (Streetcar Named Desire)
  • 1909 Jo Juda, Dutch musician
  • 1909 Natalia Dmitrevna Shpiller, singer
  • 1910 John Shea, US, 500m/1500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1911 Todor C Zjivkov, Bulgaria partizan/premier/president
  • 1912 David Packard, electronic engineer/businessman
  • 1913 Anthony Quayle, England, actor (Anne of 1000 Days, Lawrence of Arabia)
  • 1913 Oswald Szemerenyi, philologist
  • 1913 Willem C L "Wim" van der Grinten, Dutch lawyer/undersec of Economy
  • 1914 Herbert Delauney Bill Hughes, educationist
  • 1914 Hugo Pfister, composer
  • 1914 Ian Ball, photographer
  • 1914 James Van Allen, US physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts)
  • 1914 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer
  • 1917 John Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)
  • 1918 Robert Lewis Campbell Lorimer, publisher
  • 1919 Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Harri Webb, poet
  • 1920 Al Caiola, American guitarist
  • 1921 Arthur Ferrante, American pianist/composer (Ferrante & Teicher - Exodus)
  • 1921 Josep Lluís Núñez, Spanish President of FC Barcelona (1978 - 2000)
  • 1922 Kirill Vladimirovich Molchanov, composer
  • 1922 Lucien Jarraud, Canadian radio host (d. 2007)

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1923 Louise Suggs, American golfer (US Women's Open 1949, 1952) and co-founder of LPGA, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1923 Peter Lawford, actor (Mrs Miniver, Thin Man), born in London, England
  • 1924 Charles Braswell, McKinney TX, entertainer
  • 1924 Daniel K. Inouye, politician (US Senator, 1963-2012), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1943 "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (24) weds actor-director Orson Welles (28)

  • 1945 "Star Trek" actor DeForest Kelley (25) weds Carolyn Dowling

HeartWedding of Interest

1984 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) weds fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21)

  • 1991 US actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Nicollette Sheridan
  • 1996 Five-foot-eleven model-actress Eva Herzigova (23) weds Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres (43) in Sea Bright, New Jersey

HeartWedding of Interest

2013 Actor Patrick Stewart (72) weds singer Sunny Ozell (35) near Lake Tahoe


Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1949 Actress Janet Leigh (22) divorces Stanley Reames after 4 years of marriage

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 112

  • 355 Claudius Silvanus, Roman usurper
  • 1134 Alfonso I de Strijdvaardige, king of Aragon (1104-34), dies
  • 1151 Geoffrey Plantagenet, earl of Anjou/duke of Normandy, dies at 38
  • 1552 Guru Angad Dev, second Sikh Guru (b. 1504)
  • 1559 Robert Estienne, French printer (b. 1503)
  • 1625 Rombout Hogerbeets, lawyer/pension executive of Lead, dies at 64
  • 1632 Emperor Susenyos of Ethiopia
  • 1644 Guido Bentivoglio, Italian statesman (b. 1579)
  • 1655 Tristan l'Hermite, French dramatist/poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1657 Arvid Wittenberg, Swedish count, field marshal and privy councilor (b. 1606)
  • 1708 Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia
  • 1719 John Harris, English writer
  • 1721 Bernhard Albinus, [Weiss], German artist (Frederik of Prussia), dies
  • 1729 William Burnet, British-born American statesman (b. 1688)
  • 1775 Johann Georg Holzbogen, composer, dies at 48
  • 1783 Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician, dies
  • 1799 John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English physician/nature investigator, dies at 68
  • 1799 Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist (b. 1717)
  • 1809 Caroline Schelling, [Michaelis], German author and academic dies at 46
  • 1809 Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, King of Thailand (b. 1737)
  • 1819 Jean-Louis Duport, composer, dies at 69
  • 1820 Coert L van Beyma thoe Kingma, Fries regent/patriot, dies at 67
  • 1838 Joseph Panny, composer, dies at 43
  • 1845 Isabella Colbran, wife of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies
  • 1871 Cowper Phipps Coles, English inventor (Steel warships), drowns
  • 1871 Mehmed E Ali Pasja, Turkish statesman, dies
  • 1872 Antoni Stolpe, composer, dies at 21
  • 1881 Sidney Clopton Lanier, composer, dies at 39
  • 1891 Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (b. 1820)
  • 1892 John G Whittier, US poet/secretary Anti-Slavery Society, dies
  • 1902 Franz Wullner, composer, dies at 70
  • 1907 R F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French poet (Poesies, Nobel 1901), dies
  • 1909 Eugene Lefebvre, dies test piloting a Wright A aircraft
  • 1910 William Holman Hunt, English painter, dies at 83
  • 1914 Lord O'Brien, British nobleman, dies at 73
  • 1920 Simon-Napoléon Parent, politician, premier of the province of Quebec (b. 1855)
  • 1921 Alfred William Rich, watercolor painter (b. 1856)
  • 1925 John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, dies at 52 or 54
  • 1925 René [Raphael] Viviani, French premier (1914-15), dies
  • 1933 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon/Foreign minister, dies
  • 1939 Kyoka Izumi, Japanese novelist (b. 1873)
  • 1940 Edmund Rumpler, Austria auto/airplane builder, dies
  • 1942 Cecilia Beaux, American portrait painter dies aged 87
  • 1943 J. P. Morgan, Jr., American financier (b. 1867)
  • 1944 Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, composer, dies at 70
  • 1946 Paul Zech, writer, dies at 65
  • 1948 Henricus A Poels, Dutch RC theologist/social foreman, dies at 80
  • 1949 José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (b. 1883)
  • 1951 Maria Montez, actress (Arabian Nights, Sudan), dies at 31
  • 1954 Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1885)
  • 1955 Earnest Rabel, Austrian/US civil rights activist, dies at 81
  • 1955 Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1900)
  • 1956 Charles Burgess Fry, English athlete/cricketer/journalist, dies at 84
  • 1959 Maurice Duplessis, Québec Prime Minister (b. 1890)
  • 1960 Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
  • 1961 Pieter S Gerbrandy, lawyer/premier to London 1940-5, dies at 76
  • 1962 Karen Blixen-Finecke, Danish baroness/writer (Isak Dinesen - Out of Africa), dies at 77
  • 1962 Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (b. 1892)
  • 1962 Isak Dinesen, Danish author (b. 1885)
  • 1965 Catherine Dale Owen, actress (Behind Office Doors), dies at 62
  • 1966 Al Kelly, double talk comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 67
  • 1969 Everett McKinley Dirksen, (Sen-R), dies at 73
  • 1971 Spring Byington, actress (Lily Ruskin-December Bride), dies at 84
  • 1972 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian, dies at 81
  • 1973 Hans Lorbeer, writer, dies at 72
  • 1977 Gustave Reese, composer, dies at 77

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1978 Keith Moon, rock drummer (Who), dies of drug overdose at 31

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon
  • 1982 Ken Boyer, American baseball player (b. 1931)
  • 1983 Hans Munch, composer, dies at 90
  • 1983 Henry Promnitz, cricketer (5-58 on debut for South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • 1984 Don Tallon, cricketer (great Queensland & Australian keeper), dies
  • 1984 Joe Cronin, shortstop/American League Pres, dies at 77
  • 1986 Ruth Polsky, record promoter, dies after being run over by a cab at 30
  • 1986 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer, dies at 83
  • 1990 Alan J P Taylor, British historian (Origins of WW II), dies
  • 1991 Archie N Menzies, playwright/composer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87
  • 1991 Ben Piazza, actor (Consenting Adults), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1991 John Crosby, US columnist/detective writer dies at 79
  • 1991 John Lawrence, examined effect of neutron radiation on fabric, dies
  • 1992 Henry Ephron, US screenwriter (Daddy Long Legs), dies at 81
  • 1992 Indra Kamadjojo, [Broekveld], Indon/Dutch dancer (Stille Kracht), dies
  • 1992 Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports Fund), dies at 79
  • 1994 Dennis Morgan, [Stanley], US actor (21 Beacon Street), dies at 83
  • 1994 Eric John Crozier, producer/librettist, dies at 79
  • 1994 Godfrey Quigley, actor (Barry Lyndon, Educating Rita), dies at 71
  • 1994 James Clavell, author (Shogun, Tai-Pan), dies at 69
  • 1994 Terence Young, British director (Thunderball), dies of at 79
  • 1995 Gordon DeMarco, writer/activist, dies at 51
  • 1996 Niccolo Castiglioni, composer, dies at 64
  • 1997 Alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor (Hell Fight), dies at 72
  • 1997 Derek Taylor, Beatles publicist, dies of cancer at 65

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1997 Mobutu Sese Seko, President of Zaire (1965-97), dies at 66

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • 1999 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist (b. 1949)
  • 2001 Spede Pasanen, Finnish television personality (b. 1930)
  • 2001 Billie Lou Watt, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2002 Katrin Cartlidge, British actress (b. 1961)
  • 2002 Erma Franklin, American singer (b. 1938)
  • 2002 Uziel Gal, Israeli firearm designer (b. 1923)
  • 2003 The Great Antonio, Canadian eccentric (b. 1925)
  • 2003 Warren Zevon, American musician (b. 1947)