On This Day in History for August 22

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 120

  • 392 Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.
  • 476 Odoacer is named Rex italiae by his troop.
  • 565 St Columba reported seeing monster in Loch Ness
  • 851 Erispoe defeats Charles the Bald near the Breton town of Jengland.
  • 1138 English defeated Scots at Cowton Moor Banners of various saints were carried into battle which led to being called Battle of the Standard
  • 1454 Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia by order of King Ladislaus
  • 1485 Battle of Bosworth Field - Henry Tudor's forces defeat English King Richard III during last battle in the Wars of the Roses

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1543 Emperor Charles V's army occupies Duren

King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1559 Spanish archbishop Bartholome de Carranza arrested as heretic
  • 1572 Failed assassination on Gaspard de Coligny, a French nobleman and admiral, a Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion

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1582 King James VI of Scotland captured

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1603 1st stones layed in Zuiderkerk Amsterdam
  • 1614 Trades people under Vincent Fettmilch chase & plunder Jews out of ghetto in Frankfurt

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1632 Prince Frederick Henry occupies Maastricht

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • 1639 Madras (now Chennai), India, founded by the British East India Company on sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers
  • 1642 Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament
  • 1654 Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam (modern day Manhattan) aboard the Peartree, one of the first Jewish colonists
  • 1707 Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
  • 1707 Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty
  • 1717 Spanish troops lands on Sardinia
  • 1762 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury

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1770 James Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook
  • 1775 King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion
  • 1780 Resolution, without Captain James Cook, returns to England
  • 1787 John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
  • 1788 Sierra Leone settled by British as a haven for former slaves
  • 1791 Haitian Slave Revolution begins under voodoo priest Boukman
  • 1798 French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion.
  • 1826 Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah
  • 1827 José de La Mar becomes President of Peru
  • 1848 The United States annexes New Mexico
  • 1849 The first air raid in history; Austria launches pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice
  • 1851 Gold fields discovered in Australia
  • 1862 Battle of Catlett's Station, VA
  • 1862 Santee Sioux indian attack Fort Ridgely
  • 1864 First Geneva Convention adopted in Geneva "for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field"
  • 1865 William Sheppard is issued the first US patent for liquid soap
  • 1875 The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
  • 1877 Nez Perce (Niimíipu) indians flee into Yellowstone National Park

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1894 Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1901 Cadillac Motor Company is founded.

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1902 US President Theodore Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1906 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
  • 1910 Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
  • 1912 England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament
  • 1914 Battle at Charleroi begins: Gen von Bulows troops beat French
  • 1914 1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium)
  • 1914 Battle in Ardennen: Neufchateau, Rossignal, Tintigny & Virton
  • 1914 Canada's Finance Act, 1914, receives assent
  • 1914 General Martos' troops occupy Soldau/Neidenburg, East Prussia
  • 1914 German troops execute 384 inhabitants of Tamines, Belgium

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1914 WW1: Von Ludendorff and Paul von Hindenburg move into East Prussia enroute to Russia

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg

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1921 J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1923 Paavo Nurmi runs world record mile (4:10.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1926 Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1926 Greek dictator Gen Pangulos driven out
  • 1933 Bill Veeck urges midsummer inter-league games & a split season
  • 1933 International Zionists Congress opens in Prague
  • 1939 Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion
  • 1939 Premier De Geer recalls Dutch holidaymakers in Black Forest
  • 1941 Nazi troops reach Lenningrad
  • 1942 Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
  • 1943 Soviet troops free Karkov

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944 Adolf Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd]

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1944 Last transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1945 Bob Cristofani scores 110 for Aust Services at Old Trafford
  • 1945 Noel Coward's revue "Sigh no More" premieres in London

BattleCoup d'état

1945 Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1950 Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
  • 1950 Rotterdam dock strike ends
  • 1952 The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.
  • 1953 John Norman Lewis contends players have no desire to form a union
  • 1953 Shah of Iran returns to Tehran

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1956 US President Eisenhower and VP Richard Nixon renominated by Republican convention in San Francisco

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1958 Argos' Boyd Carter, Dave Mann combine for record 131-yd punt return
  • 1958 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • 1961 Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers

MurderAssassination Attempt

1962 Failed assassination attempt on French president Charles de Gaulle

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962 Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga
  • 1963 NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 67 miles (106 km)
  • 1963 The X-15 rocket plane achieves a world record altitude of 354,200 feet (107,960 m, 67 miles)
  • 1964 Guinee, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market
  • 1964 Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go" reaches #1
  • 1968 1st papal visit to Latin America, Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota to open a Eucharistic congress.
  • 1968 The Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) publishes an 'interim report' about alleged discrimination in Northern Ireland; the report is heavily criticised by unionists.
  • 1969 Gloria O Smith (NY) crowned 2nd Miss Black America
  • 1971 Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, pres Torres driven out
  • 1971 J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the "Camden 28".
  • 1971 Approximately 130 non-Unionist councillors announce their withdrawal from participation on district councils across Northern Ireland in protest against Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial)
  • 1972 IRA bomb explodes prematurely at a customs post at Newry, County Down - 9 people, including three members of the IRA and five Catholic civilians, are killed in the explosion
  • 1973 Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • 1978 Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua, Nicaragua
  • 1979 200 black leaders meet in NY to support Andrew Young
  • 1980 Leaders of Port Elizabeth's Black secondary school children in South Africa decided to end a four month boycott of classes
  • 1982 Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence
  • 1984 Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec
  • 1984 Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced
  • 1984 The United Democratic Front, an internal coalition of anti-apartheid groups in South Africa, organizes a highly successful boycotts of the Colored and Indian elections to parliament

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 105

  • 1601 Georges de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1667)
  • 1624 Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer (d. 1701)
  • 1647 Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine)
  • 1679 Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (d. 1758)
  • 1760 Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italy, Pope (1823-29)
  • 1764 Charles Percier, French architect (d. 1838)
  • 1771 Henry Maudslay, English inventor (d. 1831)
  • 1773 Aimé Bonpland, French explorer (d. 1858)
  • 1779 James Kirke Paulding, American author (d. 1860)
  • 1788 Thomas Tredgold, engineer/carpenter
  • 1795 Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary
  • 1800 William S. Harney, U.S. general (d. 1889)
  • 1800 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (d. 1865)
  • 1811 William Kelly, American inventor (d. 1888)
  • 1822 George Stoneman, US Union general-major/(Gov-California, 1883-87)
  • 1822 Virginia Clemm Poe, wife of Edgar Allan Poe (d. 1847)
  • 1827 Joseph Anthony Mower, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1870)
  • 1827 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman, industrialist and politician (d. 1906)
  • 1834 Nathaniel Harrison Harris, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1834 Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer (d. 1906)
  • 1836 Archibald M Willard, US, artist (Spirit of '76)
  • 1844 George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer whose disastrous expedition provided evidence to support the theory of trans-Arctic oceanic drift, born in New York City
  • 1845 William Lewis Douglas, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • 1846 B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norway, writer (Hellemyrsfolket)
  • 1848 Melville E. Stone, American newspaper publisher (d. 1929)
  • 1852 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)
  • 1854 Milan I, King of Serbia
  • 1860 Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow Award)
  • 1860 Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz, tsaritsa of Bulgaria (d. 1917)
  • 1865 Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Eucharistic Crusade)
  • 1867 Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (d. 1939)
  • 1867 Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor (altimeter, automobile self-starter, and early television pioneer), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1868 Willis Rodney Whitney, Jamestown New York, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research
  • 1873 Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (d. 1928)
  • 1874 Max Scheler, German philosopher (Vom Umsturz der Werte)
  • 1880 George Herriman, American cartoonist (d. 1944)
  • 1880 Gorch Fock, German author and poet (d. 1916)
  • 1890 Floyd Henri Allport, US psychologist/sociologist
  • 1891 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US painter/cubist sculptor

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1893 Dorothy Parker, American short story writer (1958 Marjorie Peabody Award), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 1967)

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • 1895 Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician (d. 1966)
  • 1896 Laurence McKinley Gould, Lacota Michigan, American Geologist and Polar Explorer who was chief scientist and second-in-command on the first expedition to the interior of Antarctica in 1929
  • 1900 Sergei Ozhegov, Russian lexicographer (d. 1964)
  • 1902 Roy Armstrong, English historian (History of Sussex)
  • 1902 Thomas Pelly, American politician (d. 1973)
  • 1903 René Wellek, writer (Concepts of Criticism), Vienna, Austria

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1904 Deng Xiaoping, Chinese revolutionary and paramount leader of China (1978-92), born in Guang'an, Sichuan (d. 1997)

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • 1907 Colin Buchanan, town planner
  • 1907 Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist

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1908 Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer famous for 'The Decisive Moment', born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France (d. 2004)

Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer
Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • 1909 Stojan T Daskalov, Bulgaria, writer (A Farm)
  • 1911 Somerset de Chair, British writer, MP and poet, born in Somerset (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Edith Porada, art historian/archaeologist
  • 1912 Richard Catling, commissioner of police (Kenya)
  • 1913 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Robert Martineau, bishop of Blackburn
  • 1915 David Dellinger, American social rights and peace movement leader (d. 2004)
  • 1915 James Hillier, Co-inventor of the electron microscope (d. 2007)
  • 1918 Mary McGrory, American journalist (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Earl Cathcart, British major-general
  • 1919 Leo Pliatzky, senior civil servant
  • 1920 Anthony Tuke, CEO (Savoy Hotel Groups)
  • 1920 Denton Cooley, heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1920 Pierre A Lauffer, Antillian poet (Patria)
  • 1920 Ray[mond Douglas] Bradbury, Ill, sci-fi author (Fahrenheit 451), (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1989)
  • 1921 James Menter, principal (Queen Mary College)
  • 1923 Gerald Long, journalist/CEO (Reuters)
  • 1924 Peter Allsop, publisher
  • 1926 Marc Bohan, dress designer
  • 1928 Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean diplomat and pro-democracy advocate
  • 1929 Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Lab) spokesperson on Home Affairs
  • 1929 Harry McPherson, Tyler, Texas, presidential counsel (Lyndon Johnson) and lobbyist, (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Gerald P Carr, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 4), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1932 Theoni Vachliotis aldredge, award winning costume designer
  • 1933 Irmtraud Morgner, writer
  • 1934 H Norman Schwarzkopf, 4-star Army general (Gulf War), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1935 E. Annie Proulx, American author
  • 1936 Anne Downey, British circuit judge
  • 1937 Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
  • 1938 Dale Hawkins, music writer (Suzy Q)
  • 1940 Antony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher/multi-millionaire
  • 1940 John Banham, director-general (CBI)
  • 1941 Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist, born in Wels (d. 2006)
  • 1941 Michael Aldrich, British inventor (online shopping), born in Brocket Hall, England (d. 2014)
  • 1942 Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (d. 1993)
  • 1943 Alun Michael, MP (Labour)
  • 1943 Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist
  • 1944 Henk Veldhoen, biochemist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1945 Derek Fatchett, MP (Labour)
  • 1945 Steve Kroft, American journalist and longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, born in Kokomo Indiana
  • 1945 Erol Gelenbe, Turkish computer scientist and mathematician
  • 1946 Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host
  • 1947 Bud Cramer, (Rep-D-Alabama)
  • 1949 Þórarinn Eldjárn, Icelandic writer
  • 1949 Alfred Musema, Rwandan genocidaire
  • 1950 I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, White House Chief of Staff
  • 1951 Chandra Prakash Mainali, Nepalese politician
  • 1955 Will Shetterly, writer
  • 1957 Steve Davis, snooker player

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

1848 Soldier and later US President Ulysses Grant (26) marries Julia Dent

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant

HeartWedding of Interest

1900 Oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny (44) weds Carrie Estelle Betzold in New Mexico Territory

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny

HeartWedding of Interest

1925 Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson (28) weds teacher Maryon Elspeth Moody (23)

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson

HeartWedding of Interest

1931 FBI agent Melvin Purvis (27) weds childhood sweetheart Marie Rosanne Willcox at St. John's Episcopal Church in Florence, South Carolina

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis

HeartWedding of Interest

1944 Writer Jack Kerouac (22) weds author Edie Kerouac Parker

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac
  • 1998 FOX News Channel correspondent and Robert F. Kennedy's youngest son Douglas Kennedy (32) weds Molly Stark (29) in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Deaths in History


BattleExecution

408 Flavius Stilicho, West Roman field leader (395-408), executed at 48

Roman General Stilicho
Roman General
Stilicho
  • 634 Abd Allah Abu Bekr, Arabic merchant/1st kalief of Islam, dies
  • 1155 Konoe, Emperor of Japan (b. 1139)
  • 1188 Ferdinand II, King of Leon (b. 1137)
  • 1241 Gregory IX, [Ugolino di Segni], Italian Pope, dies
  • 1280 Nicholas III, [Giovanni Gaetano Orsini], Italian Pope (1277-80), dies
  • 1286 Erik V Klipping, king of Denmark, murdered
  • 1304 John II, Count of Hainaut (b. 1247)
  • 1350 Philips VI, of Valois, King of France (1328-50), dies
  • 1358 Isabella, Queen of England (b. circa 1295)
  • 1367 Egidius AC Albornor, Spanish archbishop of Toledo, dies at about 57
  • 1485 Richard III, king of England (1483-85), killed in battle at 32
  • 1532 William Warham, English archbishop of Canterbury (1502-32), dies at 82
  • 1553 John Dudley, English Lord Admiral/premier (1551-53), beheaded
  • 1572 Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland (b. 1528)
  • 1584 Jan Kochanowski, Polish writer (b. 1530)
  • 1599 Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman (b. 1577)
  • 1607 Bartholomew Gosnold, English explorer and privateer (b. 1572)
  • 1609 Maharal of Prague, Jewish mystic and philosopher (b. 1525)
  • 1652 Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (b. 1583)
  • 1680 Johann Georg II, Elector of Saxony (1656-80), dies at 67
  • 1701 John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (b. 1628)
  • 1711 Louis François, duc de Boufflers, French marshal (b. 1644)
  • 1752 William Whiston, English mathematician (b. 1667)
  • 1755 Caspar Burman, historian/mayor (Utrecht), dies
  • 1773 George Lyttelton, English writer and politician (b. 1709)
  • 1793 Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France, dies at 80
  • 1797 Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Alsatian-born Austrian general (b. 1724)
  • 1801 Pieter G van Overstraten, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 46
  • 1806 Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French artist (b. 1732)
  • 1818 Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), dies at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1822 William Herschel, German/British astronomer (discovered Uranus), dies at 83

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel
  • 1828 Franz Joseph Gall, German/French physician (phrenology), dies at 70
  • 1850 Nikolaus Lenau, writer, dies at 48
  • 1861 Xianfeng, Emperor of China (b. 1831)
  • 1862 Henry Bohlen, German/US brig-general (Union), dies in battle at 51
  • 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies
  • 1874 Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet, dies
  • 1886 Jose da Silva Mendes Leal, Portuguese author (Indiana), dies at 67
  • 1889 John Sanger, circus entrepreneur, dies
  • 1890 Vasile Alecsandri, Romania poet/Foreign minister, dies at 69
  • 1891 Jan Neruda, Czech author (b. 1834)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1903 Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1885-86, 1886-92 and 1895-1902), dies at 73

British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
  • 1904 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, American writer, dies at 54
  • 1914 Raffenel, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WW I), dies in battle
  • 1914 Rondoney, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WW I), dies in battle
  • 1914 Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi Italian religious figure
  • 1918 Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist (b. 1868)
  • 1920 Anders Zorn, Swedish painter (Gustavus Vasa), dies at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1922 Michael Collins, Irish nationalist leader, killed in ambush

Irish Nationalist Leader Michael Collins
Irish Nationalist Leader
Michael Collins
  • 1926 Charles William Eliot, American University president (Harvard, 1869-1909), dies at 92
  • 1929 Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WW I), dies at 74
  • 1933 Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses), dies at 62
  • 1936 Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue), dies at 99
  • 1937 David C Salas, Antillian writer (Josephina), dies
  • 1940 Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist (b. 1851)
  • 1945 Ida Henrietta Hyde, American physiologist, inventor of the micro-electrode, and pioneering female scientist dies at 87
  • 1950 Kirk Bryan, American geologist (b. 1888)
  • 1958 Roger Martin du Gard, novelist/playwright, dies
  • 1963 William Richard Morris, 1st viscount Nuffield motor manufacturer, dies
  • 1965 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), dies in a horse riding accident at 60
  • 1967 Gregory Goodwin Pincus, American endocrinologist (b. 1903)
  • 1970 Vladimir Propp, Russian structuralist scholar (b. 1895)
  • 1976 Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, President of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73
  • 1976 Oskar Brusewitz, East German vicar, sets self on fire
  • 1978 Ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1978 Jomo Kenyatta, 1st premier of Kenya (1963-78), dies at 83

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta
  • 1979 Henry Beernink, politician, dies at 69
  • 1979 James T Farrell, US writer (French Girls are Vicious), dies
  • 1980 James Smith McDonnell, American aircraft manufacturer, dies of a stroke at 81 (b. 1899)
  • 1980 Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (b. 1891)
  • 1985 Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and Physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, dies at 97
  • 1991 Boris Pugo, USSR minister of Interior (1990), commits suicide
  • 1993 Kasdi Merbah, PM of Algeria (1988-89), assassinated
  • 1994 Tom Quirke, journalist, dies at 42
  • 1995 Jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician, dies at 83
  • 1996 David Donaldson, painter, dies at 80
  • 1996 Robert Lewis Campbell Lorimer, publisher, dies at 77
  • 1996 William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist, dies at 87
  • 1997 Mary Louise Smith, chairman (Rep), dies at 82
  • 2003 Arnold Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skating trainer (b. 1914)
  • 2003 Generosa Ammon, American widow of Ted Ammon (b. 1956)
  • 2004 Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (b. 1960)
  • 2004 Al Dvorin, American Elvis Presley concert announcer (b. 1922)
  • 2008 Gladys Powers, Canadian World War I veteran (b. 1899)
  • 2009 Elmer Kelton, American Western novelist (b. 1926)
  • 2011 Jack Layton, Canadian politician (b. 1950)
  • 2012 Nina Bawden, English author, dies at 87
  • 2015 Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator, dies at 88
  • 2016 S. R. [Sellapan Ramanathan] Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (1999-2011), dies at 92