On This Day in History for April 4

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 123

  • 1081 Alexius I Comnenus occupies Byzantine throne
  • 1460 University of Basle in Swizerland forms
  • 1541 Ignatius of Loyola becomes 1st superior-general of Jesuits
  • 1552 Mauritius van Saksen begins alliance with Karel Anikita Stroganov
  • 1558 Tsar Ivan IV gives parts of North-Russia to fur traders

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1581 Francis Drake knighted by Queen Elizabeth I aboard Golden Hind at Deptford

Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Vice Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1588 Christian IV succeeds Frederik II as king of Denmark
  • 1655 Battle at Postage Farina, Tunis: English fleet beats Barbary pirates
  • 1655 The miraculous statue entitled the Infant of Prague is solemnly crowned by command of Cardinal Harrach.

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1660 English king Charles II sends Declaration of Breda (freedom of religion)

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1686 English king James II publishes Declaration of Indulgence
  • 1687 King James II orders his declaration of indulgence read in English churches
  • 1737 Anthony van Heim installed as Dutch pension advisor

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1814 Napoleon abdicates for the first time in favour of his son.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1818 Congress decides on the US flag: 13 red & white stripes & 20 stars
  • 1828 Casparus van Wooden patents chocolate milk powder (Amsterdam)

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1832 Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Rio de Janeiro

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

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1841 Vice President John Tyler becomes the 10th President of the United States after the death of President William Henry Harrison

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler
  • 1850 City of Los Angeles incorporated
  • 1859 Bryant's Minstrels debut "Dixie" in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show.
  • 1862 Battle of Yorktown (US Civil War) begins
  • 1862 US begins Peninsular Campaign aimed at capturing Richmond during US Civil War
  • 1864 Skirmish at Elkin's Ford (Little Missouri River), Arkansas
  • 1865 Lee's army arrives at Amelia Courthouse
  • 1866 Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev.
  • 1870 Golden Gate Park forms by City Order #800
  • 1887 Susanna Medora Salter elected 1st US woman mayor (Argonia, KS)
  • 1896 Announcement of Gold in Yukon
  • 1899 South Africa all out 35 vs England (Trott 4-19, Haigh 6-11)
  • 1900 Assassination attempt on Prince of Wales, later British King Edward VII when shot by Jean-Baptiste Sipido in protest over Boer war
  • 1900 British garrison of Reddersberg surrenders to Boer general De Wet
  • 1902 Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund forms with $10 million
  • 1905 Earthquake in Kangra India, kills 20,000
  • 1912 Army fires on striking mine workers at Lena-gold fields Siberia
  • 1912 Chinese republic proclaimed in Tibet
  • 1913 The Greek aviator Emmanuel Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
  • 1914 "Perils of Pauline" shown for 1st time in LA
  • 1915 Germany protests vigorously to the US, claiming it must insist that Britain lifts its blockade and assert American neutrality
  • 1917 US Senate agrees (82-6) to participate in WW I
  • 1918 Food riot in Amsterdam
  • 1920 Arabs attack Jews in Jerusalem
  • 1922 WAAB (Baton Rouge La) becomes 1st US radio station with "W" calls
  • 1926 Greek dictator Theodorus Pangalos elected president
  • 1929 1st AAU Greco-Roman wrestling championships held
  • 1930 The Communist Party of Panama is founded.

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1932 George Bernard Shaw's "Too True to be Good" premieres in NYC

  • 1932 Vitamin C 1st isolated, CC King, Univ of Pittsburgh
  • 1933 US Dirigible Akron crashes off coast of NJ, 73 die
  • 1939 Faisal II ascends to throne of Iraq
  • 1940 R Rodgers/Lorenz Hart's "Higher & Higher" premieres in NYC
  • 1941 German troops conquer Benghazi, Libya
  • 1944 British troops capture Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  • 1944 De Gaulle forms new regime in exile, with communists
  • 1944 Allied Bucharest bombings targeting railroads kills 5,000
  • 1945 Hungary liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)
  • 1945 US forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany
  • 1945 US tanks/infantry conquer Bielefeld
  • 1947 Convention on International Civil Aviation goes into effect
  • 1947 Largest group of sunspots on record
  • 1947 UN's International Civil Aviation Organization forms
  • 1949 Israel & Jordan sign armistice agreement
  • 1949 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty signed in Washington DC
  • 1950 Dirk Stikker becomes chairman of OES

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1951 Dutch Prince Bernhard visits Juan & Eva Peron in Buenos Aires

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón
  • 1955 British government signs military treaty with Iraq
  • 1956 Enid Bagnold's "Chalk Garden" premieres in London
  • 1958 1st march against nuclear weapons (Aldermaston, England)
  • 1958 Eugene Ionesco's "Tueur sans Gages" premieres in Darmstadt
  • 1958 The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.
  • 1959 Fed of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960)
  • 1960 Oscar awarded to Neth director Bert Haanstra
  • 1960 Project Ozma begins at Green Bank radio astronomy center
  • 1960 Senegal declares independence from France
  • 1965 The first model of the new Saab Viggen fighter aircraft plane is unveiled.
  • 1966 Pirate Radio Scotland changes name to Radio Ireland
  • 1966 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1967 Amsterdam Marines chase out "nozems" of Central Station
  • 1967 Dutch De Young government forms
  • 1967 Marines chase "Nozems" out of Amsterdam Central Station
  • 1968 Apollo 6 launched atop Saturn V; unmanned

MurderAssassination

1968 US civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1969 Denton Cooley receives the 1st temporary artificial heart
  • 1970 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Don Johnson
  • 1971 Marine clay under houses liquefies in St-Jean-Vianney, Quebec, 31 die
  • 1972 1st electric power plant fueled by garbage begins operating
  • 1975 130 killed as USAF plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashes
  • 1975 Steve Miller is arrested for burning his girlfriend's clothes
  • 1975 USAF transport carrying orphans from Saigon crashes killing 155

CommunicationFounding of Microsoft

1975 Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

  • 1976 Seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand
  • 1979 Ex-President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed.
  • 1980 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981 Henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)
  • 1983 6th space shuttle mission, Challenger 1 launched
  • 1984 Michael Frayn's "Benefactors" premieres in London
  • 1984 Winston Smith in Orwell's "1984" begins his secret diary
  • 1987 Dow Jones up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 pts
  • 1988 Largest crowd (55,438) at a season game at Riverfront (Reds Vs Cards)
  • 1988 Last broadcast of "Crossroads" on British TV
  • 1988 Mets set Opening Day record with 6 HRs

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

188 Caracalla, Roman emperor (198-217), born in Lugdunum, Gaul (d. 217)

Roman Emperor Caracalla
Roman Emperor
Caracalla
  • 1492 Ambrosius Blarer, German reformer (d. 1564)
  • 1527 Abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer
  • 1572 William Strachey, English writer (d. 1621)
  • 1593 Edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669)
  • 1646 Antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715)
  • 1648 Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver
  • 1688 Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768)
  • 1718 Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (d. 1783)
  • 1758 John Hoppner, portrait painter
  • 1758 Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, French Romantic painter and draughtsman - allegorical paintings and portraits, born in Cluny, Saône-et-Loire (d. 1823)
  • 1772 Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian founder of Breslov Hasidut (d. 1810)
  • 1786 John Franklin, British explorer (Arctic)
  • 1792 Thaddeus Stevens, US Radical Republican congressional leader (Rep-R)
  • 1802 Dorothea Dix, American social activist (d. 1887)
  • 1809 Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer
  • 1814 John Blair Smith Todd, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1872)
  • 1817 John Wilson Sprague, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1893)
  • 1818 Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (d. 1883)
  • 1819 Queen Maria II of Portugal (d. 1853)
  • 1820 Charles Devens Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)
  • 1821 Linus Yale, US, portrait painter/inventor (Yale cylinder lock)
  • 1823 Karl Wilhelm Siemens, inventor (laid undersea cables)
  • 1823 Robert Byington Mitchell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1826 Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (d. 1901)
  • 1828 Margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City)
  • 1831 Edward Cary Walthall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)
  • 1832 Jose Echegaray y Elizaguirre, playwright/scientist (Teatro Escogido)
  • 1842 Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (d. 1891)
  • 1846 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (d. 1870)
  • 1846 Raoul Pictet, Geneva, Switzerland, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics
  • 1853 Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (d. 1871)
  • 1858 Remy de Gourmont, French poet (d. 1915)
  • 1866 George P Baker, US playwright (47 Workshop)
  • 1870 George A Smith, Salt Lake City Utah, 8th President of Mormon church
  • 1876 Maurice de Vlaminck, Fauvist painter (Village in the Snow), born in Paris, France
  • 1881 Charles Funk, Ohio, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls)
  • 1884 Isoroku Yamamoto, Marshall Admiral and Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese fleet (WWII), born in Nagaoka, Niigata (d. 1943)
  • 1887 William Cumming Rose, Greenville South Carolina, American Biochemist who discovered threonine (an amino acid)
  • 1888 Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian (d. 1975)
  • 1896 Robert Sherwood, dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Idiot's Delight)
  • 1896 Tristan Tzara, [Samuel Rosenfeld] French poet (Approximate Man)
  • 1902 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poetess/author (Lutin Sauvage)
  • 1902 Stanley G. Weinbaum, American science-fiction author (d. 1935)
  • 1907 Nathan M Pusey, Iowa, educator (National Ass for Social Sciences-1963)
  • 1908 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, author (Cheaper by the Dozen)
  • 1910 Agnes Patrick, campaigner
  • 1911 Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
  • 1913 Jerome Weidman, US writer (Tenderloin)
  • 1913 Jules Léger, Quebec diplomat and Governor general of Canada (d. 1980)
  • 1914 Gustave Camus, Belgian painter
  • 1914 John Beith, British diplomat
  • 1914 Marguerite Duras, France, novelist/playwright (Sea Wall)
  • 1915 Jan Drda, Czech writer (Nema Barikada, Mestecko Na Dlani)
  • 1915 Lars G Ahlin, Swedish writer (Death of Me)
  • 1916 Herbert Eugene Caen, columnist
  • 1916 Nikola Ljubicic, Yugoslav general, Serbian communist politician (d. 2005)
  • 1917 Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist (barricade uprising)
  • 1918 George Jellicoe, Earl Jellicoe, British naval commander and member of the House of Lords (1939-2007), born in Hatfield (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Willem J "Wim" the Villiers, South African minister of Administration
  • 1923 Nancy Francy, director (Claire's Knee)
  • 1924 Christopher Prater, screen printer
  • 1925 Claude Wagner, French-Canadian politician and judge (d. 1979)
  • 1925 Emmett Williams, American poet (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Bob Stump, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
  • 1929 William F Clinger Jr, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- )
  • 1931 Denis Frank Owen, Natural historian
  • 1931 Harold L Volkmer, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
  • 1931 Bobby Ray Inman, American admiral and intelligence director
  • 1932 Andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Solaris, Stalker)
  • 1932 Richard G Lugar, (Sen-R-IN, 1977- )
  • 1933 Fritz Bolkestein, Dutch CEO (Shell)/Minister of Defense (VVD)
  • 1933 Robin Phillips, English multi-millionaire manufacturer (hand-dryer)
  • 1935 Lord Ichayra, secretary-general (British Banking Association)
  • 1935 Trevor Griffiths, playwright (Absolute Beginners)
  • 1937 Ian St James, novelist (Balfour Conspiracy, Vengeance, Money Stones)
  • 1937 J Hans van den Doel, economist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1938 Peter Attenborough, British headmaster (Charterhouse)
  • 1940 Bijan, Iran, mens apparel designer (Beverly Hills, American London), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Robby Mueller, cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak)
  • 1940 Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1942 Kitty Kelley, author (Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra)
  • 1943 Ian Robertson, British museum director (National Army Museum)
  • 1944 Magda Aelvoet, Belgian politician
  • 1946 Katsuaki Sato, Japanese martial artist
  • 1947 Wiranto, Indonesian general
  • 1948 Dan Simmons, American writer
  • 1949 Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese mathematician
  • 1951 Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia
  • 1953 Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician
  • 1956 Evelyn Hart, prima ballerina (Royal Winnipeg Ballet)
  • 1956 Lamen Khalifa Fhimah, Suk Giuma Libya, bomber (Pan Am Flight 103)
  • 1968 Jennifer Lynch, American director
  • 1970 Michael Schwartz, American turntablist, known as Mix Master Mike, DJ for the Beastie Boys
  • 1973 David Blaine, American illusionist
  • 1975 Delphine Arnault, French businesswoman
  • 1975 Thobias Fredriksson, Swedish cross-country skier
  • 1978 Sam Moran, Australian entertainer
  • 1983 Angelle Tymon, American journalist and TV game show host

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

1625 Viceroy Frederick Henry marries Amalia countess von Solms-Braunfels

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry

HeartWedding of Interest

1750 Statesman George Mason (24) weds Ann Eilbeck (16)

American Statesman George Mason
American Statesman
George Mason

Deaths in History

  • 397 Ambrosius, gov of Liguria/bishop of Milan (374-97)/saint, dies
  • 636 Saint Isidore of Seville, Church Father and the proposed patron of Internet (b. cira 560)
  • 896 Formosus, Pope (891-96), dies
  • 1229 Hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Liege, dies
  • 1284 Alfonso X, "El Sabio" King of Castile/Leon (1252-84), dies at 62
  • 1292 Nicholas IV, [Girolamo Masci], Pope (1288-92), dies
  • 1305 Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France (b. circa 1217)
  • 1393 Floris van Wevelinkhoven, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1406 Robert III, King of Scots (1390-1406), dies
  • 1417 John van Touraine, 1st husband of Jacoba of Bavaria, dies
  • 1536 Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (b. 1460)
  • 1585 Caspar de Robles, Spanish viceroy of Frisia, dies at about 57
  • 1588 Frederik II, King of Denmark/Norway (1559-88), dies at 53
  • 1604 Thomas Churchyard, poet/pamphleteer, dies
  • 1609 Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (b. 1526)

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1617 John Napier, Scottish mathematician/inventor (logarithms), dies from effects of gout

Mathematician John Napier
Mathematician
John Napier
  • 1643 Simon Episcopius, [Bisschop], Dutch theologist, dies at 60
  • 1661 Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven, Scottish soldier (b. circa 1580)
  • 1662 Leonhart Kern, German sculptor, dies at about 73
  • 1664 Adam Willaerts, Dutch seascape painter, dies
  • 1701 Joseph Haines, entertainer and author
  • 1714 Karel, duke of Berry/French heir to the throne, dies
  • 1734 Johann C van Erckel, old Catholic theologist, dies at about 79
  • 1743 Daniel Neal, English historian (b. 1678)
  • 1761 Theodore Gardelle, Swiss painter and enameler (b. 1722)
  • 1766 John Taylor, English classical scholar (b. 1704)
  • 1774 Oliver Goldsmith, Irish poet (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 17
  • 1784 Mary Mead, wife of English journalist John Wilkes, dies
  • 1792 James Sykes, American politician (b. 1725)
  • 1807 Joseph Jerome Le Francais de Lalande, French astronomer, dies
  • 1817 André Masséna, Duke of Rivoli, Prince d'Essing and Marshal of France (b. 1758)

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1841 William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, becomes 1st president to die in office at 68 of pneumonia

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison
  • 1844 Charles Bulfinch, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House), dies at 80
  • 1846 Solomon Sibley, American senator from Michigan Territory (b. 1769)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1848 Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer of northern and central Australia, dies on an expedition at 34

Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt
Explorer and Naturalist
Ludwig Leichhardt
  • 1861 John McLean, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1785)
  • 1862 Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna), dies at 45
  • 1863 Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (b. 1790)
  • 1864 Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (b. 1808)
  • 1870 Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (b. 1802)
  • 1874 Charles Ernest Beulé, French archaeologist and politician (b. 1826)
  • 1878 Richard Brewer, American gunslinger/cowboy (b. 1850)
  • 1879 Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (b. 1803)
  • 1883 Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (b. 1791)
  • 1884 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian artist and diarist (b. 1860)
  • 1889 Thomas T H Jorissen, historian, dies at 56
  • 1890 Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, Quebec politician (b. 1820)
  • 1890 Edmond Hébert, French geologist (b. 1812)
  • 1893 Alphonse LPP de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 86
  • 1900 Edward VII, King, assassinated
  • 1905 Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor, dies at 73
  • 1919 William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe), dies at 86
  • 1923 L Martov, [Joulij O Tsederbaum], Russ revolutionary, dies at 49
  • 1923 John Venn, British mathematician (b. 1834)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929 Karl Benz, German inventor, engine designer and automobile manufacturer (Mercedes-Benz), dies of bronchial inflammation at 84

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • 1930 Vladimir Majakovski, Russian poet, dies
  • 1932 Ottokar T Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Austrian minister, dies at 59
  • 1932 Wilhelm Ostwald, physical chemist (Nobel 1909), dies
  • 1937 Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic, dies at 69

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1941 Andre Michelin, French tire manufacturer, dies at 88

Industrialist André Michelin
Industrialist
André Michelin
  • 1941 Max Frisch, writer, dies at 29
  • 1943 Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor, dies at 54
  • 1944 John Peale Bishop, US poet (Undertaker's Garland), dies at 51
  • 1947 William O'Donnell, Irish politician (b. ?)
  • 1951 George Albert Smith, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) (b. 1870)
  • 1953 Carol II, King of Romania (1930-40), dies at 59
  • 1953 Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author, dies at 93
  • 1957 E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (b. 1909)
  • 1958 Hendrik Heyman, Belgian minister of Nijverheid/mayor, dies at 78
  • 1958 Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (b. 1925)
  • 1961 Simion Stoilow, Romanian mathematician (b. 1873)
  • 1962 James Hanratty, executed at Bedford Prison, England, for the murder of Michael Gregsten (b. 1936)

MurderAssassination

1968 Martin Luther King Jr., American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement (Nobel 1964), assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee at 39

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1972 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, (Rep-D-NY), dies at 63
  • 1972 John A H J S Bruins Slot, co-founder/editor in chief (illegal), dies
  • 1976 Harry Nyquist, Swedish contributor to information theory (b. 1889)
  • 1979 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani president, hanged in Pakistan at 51
  • 1983 Jacqueline Logan, silent film leading lady, dies at 78
  • 1984 Oleg Antonov, Soviet airplane engineer (b. 1906)
  • 1985 Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (b. 1891)
  • 1986 Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter, dies at 87
  • 1987 C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore, author (Judgment Night), dies at 76
  • 1987 C.L. Moore, American writer (b. 1911)
  • 1991 John Heinz, (Sen-R-Pa), dies in a plane crash, dies at 52
  • 1991 Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann), dies at 79
  • 1992 Karl Tunberg, US scriptwriter (Ben Hur), dies
  • 1992 Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-born American chess grandmaster, dies at 80
  • 1993 Alfred Mosher Butts, US architect/game maker (Scrabble), dies at 93
  • 1994 Olga Lowina, Dutch yodeler (Edelweisskapel), dies at 69
  • 1995 Jo Sinclair [Ruth Seid], American writer (Wasteland), dies at 81
  • 1996 Carl Burton Stokes, politician, dies at 68
  • 1996 David Whitton, campaigner, dies at 44
  • 1996 Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking, pathologist, dies at 97
  • 1996 Seamas NacNeill, piper, dies at 79
  • 1997 Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, dies at 72
  • 2001 Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, American custom car designer (b. 1932)
  • 2004 Casey Sheehan, American soldier, son of Cindy Sheehan (b. 1979)
  • 2005 Edward Bronfman, Canadian businessman (b. 1924)
  • 2013 Carmine Infantino, American comic book artist, dies at 87