On This Day in History for January 10

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 151


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49 BC Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar
  • 69 Roman emperor Galba adopts Marcus Piso Licinianus as Caesar
  • 236 St Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1072 Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo
  • 1356 German emperor Charles I delegates Golden Degree
  • 1429 Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain
  • 1430 Order of the Guilder forms
  • 1475 Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
  • 1514 Complutensian New Testament in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek & Latin finished
  • 1550 1st sitting of "Vurige Chamber" in Paris

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1642 King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I

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1663 King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1731 Charles Farnese becomes Duke of Parma and Piacenza

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1776 "Common Sense" Pamphlet by Thomas Paine, published advocating American independence

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine
  • 1799 Friedrich von Schiller's "Die Piccolomini" premieres in Weimar
  • 1806 Dutch in Capetown surrender to British
  • 1808 Herman Daendels succeeds A Wiese as Governor-General of Neth Indies
  • 1811 Louisiana slaves rebel in 2 parishes
  • 1839 Tea from India 1st arrives in UK
  • 1840 Penny Post mail system starts

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1845 Poets Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning begin corresponding

  • 1853 Charles Reade's "Gold" premieres in London
  • 1861 Fort Jackson & Fort Philip are taken over by LA state troops (US Civil War)
  • 1861 US forts & property seized by Mississippi
  • 1861 Florida secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
  • 1862 Battle of Big Sandy River, KY (Middle Creek)
  • 1862 Romney expedition, Confederate Army military expedition begins in Romney, West Virginia (US Civil War)
  • 1863 1st underground railway opens in London
  • 1863 General McClernand's Union troops surround Fort Hindman, Arkansas
  • 1863 January uprising begins in Poland
  • 1870 Georgia legislature reconvenes

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1870 John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1878 US Senate proposes female suffrage
  • 1883 Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin kills 71. General Tom Thumb of P T Barnum fame, escapes unhurt
  • 1889 Ivory Coast declared a protectorate of France
  • 1890 Edward Macdowell's "Lancelot & Elaine" premieres
  • 1890 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Sapientiae Christianae
  • 1893 Richard Drigo's ballet "Magic Flute" premieres, St Petersburg
  • 1897 Henrik Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman" premieres in Helsingfors
  • 1897 Vincent d'Indy's "Istar" premieres in Amsterdam & Brussels

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1900 Lord Roberts & Lord Kitchener reach Capetown

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • 1901 Oil discovered in Texas
  • 1902 Alphons Diepenbrock's "Te Deum" premieres (Amsterdam)
  • 1902 Although it has professed neutrality in the Boer War, German Chancellor von Bulow joins others in attacking British actions in South Africa
  • 1906 The British and French begin consultations on military and naval issues
  • 1910 1st international air meet in US held, in LA
  • 1910 Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th St NYC
  • 1911 1st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego
  • 1911 Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
  • 1912 Caillaux government in France resigns
  • 1912 World's 1st flying boat's maiden flight, (Glenn Curtiss in NY)

  • 1914 1st edition of Hague's Post under SF van Oss, published
  • 1914 Oscar Mathisen skates world record 500 m in 43.7 sec in Oslo
  • 1914 Yuan Shih-k'ai, president of the new Chinese republic, dissolves parliament and prepares a constitution of his own design: he will set himself up as dictator, preparatory to an attempt to make himself emperor
  • 1916 Russian offensive in Caucasus

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1916 In retaliation for President Woodrow Wilson's recognition of the Carranza government, members of Pacho Villa's revolutionary army take 17 American mining engineers from a train and shoot 16 of them in cold blood

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1917 The Allied Governments respond to US President Woodrow Wilson's December 1916 note, giving their terms for ending the war

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1917 Suffragettes the "Silent Sentinels" 1st protest outside The White House,in Washington led by Alice Paul and the National Woman's Party

Suffragist Alice Paul
Suffragist
Alice Paul
  • 1920 Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce
  • 1920 Inauguration of the League of Nations held in Paris
  • 1923 Last US troops leave Rhineland (Germany)
  • 1923 Lithuania seizes & annexes country of Memel
  • 1925 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as Governor of Texasr, 2nd US woman governor, 1st ever elected
  • 1925 Allies refuse to evacuate the Cologne area of Germany as agreed
  • 1927 Fritz Lang's silent film "Metropolis" premieres in Berlin

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1928 Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1929 Elmer Rice's "Street Scene" premieres in NYC
  • 1930 Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England Christchurch
  • 1930 Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch
  • 1930 Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
  • 1938 Jean Anouilh's "La Sauvage" premieres in Paris
  • 1938 Paul Vincent Carroll's "White Seed" premieres in NYC
  • 1941 Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic & Old Lace" premieres in NYC
  • 1941 Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews
  • 1941 World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
  • 1942 Japan invades North Celebes, Dutch East Indies
  • 1943 Soviet offensive against German 6th and 4th Armies near Stalingrad

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1943 1st US president to visit a foreign country in wartime - FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1944 1st mobile electric power plant delivered in Philadelphia
  • 1944 British troops conquer Maungdaw, Burma
  • 1945 LA Railway (with 5 streetcar lines) forced to close
  • 1946 UN General Assembly meets for 1st time in London
  • 1946 US Army establishes 1st radar contact with Moon, Belmar, New Jersey
  • 1947 British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel
  • 1947 Greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard
  • 1949 RCA introduces 45 RPM record
  • 1951 1st jet passenger trip made
  • 1951 UN headquarters opens in Manhattan NY
  • 1952 Jean Anouilh's "La valse des toréadors" premieres in Paris
  • 1953 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish
  • 1954 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to W H Auden
  • 1954 A Comet jet airliner crashes in the Mediterranea; 35 people are missing
  • 1956 Elvis records "Heartbreak Hotel"

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1957 After Anthony Eden's resignation Harold Macmillan becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden
  • 1960 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz
  • 1962 Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages & kill 3,500
  • 1964 Battles between Muslims & Hindus in Calcutta
  • 1964 Panama severs diplomatic relations with US
  • 1964 US version of "That Was The Week That Was" premieres
  • 1965 Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 101

  • 1480 Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands (d. 1530)
  • 1502 Hendrik Niclaes, German/Dutch merchant/cult leader (Children of God)
  • 1538 Louis of Nassau, Dutch general (d. 1574)
  • 1573 Simon Marius, German astronomer (d. 1624)
  • 1607 Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1646)
  • 1628 Jan Theunisz Blanckerhoff, [Jan Maet], seascape painter)
  • 1638 Nicolas Steno, Danish Scientist and Bishop (d. 1686)
  • 1644 Louis Boufflers, marshall of France
  • 1654 Joshua Barnes, English scholar (d. 1712)
  • 1702 Johannes Zick, German fresco painter (d. 1762)
  • 1715 Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1775)

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1738 Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mountain Boys), born in Litchfield, Connecticut (d. 1789)

American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen
American Revolutionary War Patriot
Ethan Allen
  • 1747 Abraham L Breguet, French clock maker
  • 1750 Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, British Lord Chancellor (d. 1823)
  • 1768 James Varicick, 1st AME Zion Bishop
  • 1769 Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo)
  • 1780 M Heinrich C Lichtenstein, German zoologist
  • 1797 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (d. 1848)
  • 1810 Jeremiah S. Black, American statesman (d. 1883)
  • 1812 Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect (d. 1881)
  • 1814 Aubrey de Vere, Irish writer (Victorian Observer)
  • 1815 Alexander Brydie Dyer, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1874)
  • 1815 Thomas Williams, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York (d. 1862)
  • 1825 Alexander Travis Hawthorn, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Conecuh County, Alabama (d. 1899)
  • 1828 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (d. 1892)
  • 1834 John Acton, English historian/MP
  • 1836 Charles Ingalls, father of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1902)
  • 1840 Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)
  • 1841 George Melville, polar explorer and naval engineer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1912)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1843 Frank James, American outlaw (member of the James-Younger gang), born in Clay County, Missouri (d. 1915)

Outlaw Frank James
Outlaw
Frank James
  • 1850 John Wellborn Root, American architect (d. 1891)
  • 1855 Peter J Blok, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People)
  • 1858 Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer (d. 1929)
  • 1864 George Washington Carver, agricultural scientist [or Jul 12]
  • 1864 Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (d. 1931)
  • 1865 Mary Ingalls, sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1928)
  • 1871 Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti, Austrian author (Jesse & Maria)
  • 1876 Johannes W "Jan" Eisenloeffel, Dutch goldsmith
  • 1877 Frederick Gardner Cottrell, American inventor (electrostatic precipitator), born in Oakland, California (d. 1948)
  • 1880 Eduard M Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Short Cause)
  • 1880 Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp
  • 1880 Grock [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown and circus director, born in Loveresse, Canton of Bern (d. 1959)

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1880 Manuel Azaña, Prime Minister of Spain (1931-33) and 2nd President of the Spanish Republic (1936-39), born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain (d. 1940)

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • 1883 Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj) [NS]
  • 1887 Robinson Jeffers, American poet/playwright (Tamar & Other Poems, Medea)
  • 1890 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (d. 1957)
  • 1891 Jos Speybrouck, Flemish painter
  • 1892 Dumas Malone, Miss, historian (Jefferson & His Time)
  • 1893 Albert Jacka, Australian soldier, first Australian World War I Victoria Cross winner (d. 1932)
  • 1894 Reginald Denham, Broadway director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), born in London, England
  • 1909 Grace Mitchell, educator
  • 1910 Dorothy Stroud, garden historian
  • 1911 Jan Boon, [Tjalie Robinson], Dutch East Indies publicist (Tong Tong)
  • 1912 Maria Mandel, Camp leader at Auschwitz (d. 1948)
  • 1913 Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslavakia (1975-89)
  • 1913 Haywood Frank Henry, sax player
  • 1913 Mehmet Shehu, Albanian politician (d. 1981)
  • 1914 Claude Gallimard, French publisher
  • 1914 Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1918 Arthur Chung, President of Guyana (d. 2008)
  • 1923 Ingeborg Drewitz, writer
  • 1926 Musallam Bseiso, Palestinian journalist, thinker, and politician
  • 1927 Otto Stich, Swiss politician
  • 1928 Donald Brooks, fashion designer (Emmy 1983)
  • 1928 Philip Levine, American poet, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1931 Alexander L "Alex" Boraine, South Africa vicar/MP
  • 1931 Ron Galella, celebrity photographer (sued by Jackie O)
  • 1931 Peter Barnes, English writer (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Leonid Kravchuk, Ukrainian politician
  • 1936 Stephen Ambrose, American historian (d. 2002)
  • 1936 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist and radio astronomer, Nobel laureate
  • 1936 Al Goldstein, American publisher and pornographer
  • 1937 Thomas Penfield Jackson, American judge
  • 1938 Ivan Twigden, English contractor/multi-millionaire (Twigden PLC)
  • 1938 Donald Knuth, American mathematician and computer scientist
  • 1939 Jared Carter, American poet, born in Elwood, Indiana
  • 1939 David Horowitz, American author and political commentator
  • 1939 William Levy, Dutch writer
  • 1940 Ntare VI of Ankole, Omugabe of Nkole
  • 1940 Guy Chevrette, Quebec politician
  • 1942 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1942 Walter Hill, director (48 Hours, Extreme Prejudice)
  • 1944 Rory Byrne, South African racing car designer
  • 1944 Bernard Derome, Canadian news presenter (Le Téléjournal)
  • 1946 Aynsley Dunbar, rocker (Journey, Jefferson Starship)
  • 1947 George Alec Effinger, American sci-fi author (Nick of Time)
  • 1947 Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur, Black Panther Party member, born in Lumberton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1949 Walter S Browne, US chess champion (1974-78, 1980-84)
  • 1949 James Lapine, American stage director
  • 1956 Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer
  • 1957 Greg Walden, U.S. Congressman from Oregon
  • 1960 Benoît Pelletier, Canadian politician
  • 1962 Michael Fortier, Canadian politician
  • 1963 Mark Pryor, American politician
  • 1965 Butch Hartman, American animator
  • 1966 Steve Kramer, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1967 Johan Laats, Belgian judoka
  • 1968 Lyle Menendez, NY, accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers)

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1981 Jared Kushner, American real estate developer and advisor to Donald Trump, born in Livingston, New Jersey

Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump Jared Kushner
Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump
Jared Kushner

Weddings in History

  • 1430 Duke Philip the Good marries Isabella of Portugal

HeartWedding of Interest

1857 Novelist Jules Verne (28) weds Honorine de Viane Morel

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne

HeartWedding of Interest

1870 Deputy sheriff Wyatt Earp (21) weds Urilla Sutherland in Lamar, Texas

OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp
OK Corral Sheriff
Wyatt Earp

HeartWedding of Interest

1898 Painter Henri Matisse (28) weds Amélie Noellie Parayre

Impressionist Painter Henri Matisse
Impressionist Painter
Henri Matisse
  • 1957 Poet T. S. Eliot (68) marries his 2nd wife editor Esmé Valerie Fletcher (30)
  • 1967 Dutch Princess Margret marries Pieter van Vollenhoven

Divorces in History


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1810 French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I & Empress Joséphine

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Deaths in History

  • 681 Agatho, Sicilian pope (678-81), dies
  • 866 Lin-chi I-hsuan, [J Rinzai Gigen], Zen teacher, dies
  • 976 John I Tzimisces/Tzimiskes, Byzantine Emperor (969-76), dies at 51
  • 1094 Caliph Al-Mustansir of Cairo (b. 1029)
  • 1271 Otto II, the Lame, earl of Gelre, dies
  • 1276 Pope Gregory X, (Tedaldo Visconti), dies. (bc. 1210)
  • 1542 Gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59
  • 1645 William Laud, English Archbishop of Canterbury, beheaded, for treason, in the Tower of London at 71
  • 1654 Nicholas Culpeper, English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer (b. 1616)
  • 1662 Prince Honoré II of Monaco (b. 1597)
  • 1674 Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/MP, dies at 84
  • 1698 Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (b. 1637)
  • 1707 Philibert, comte de Gramont, French writer (b. 1621)
  • 1754 Daniel Raap, Dutch porcelain salesman/politician, dies at about 51
  • 1754 Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (b. 1691)
  • 1761 Edward Boscawen, British admiral (b. 1711)
  • 1768 Charles Cressent, French court furniture maker, dies at 82
  • 1775 Jemeljan Pugatshov, Russian kosak leader/"Tsar Peter III", dies

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1778 Carolus linaeus "Carl von Linne", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies at 70

Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus
  • 1789 Pierre Lyonet, Dutch zoologist and cryptologist, dies at 82
  • 1794 Georg Forster, German writer, naturalist (A Voyage Round the World) and revolutionary, dies at 39
  • 1811 Marie-Joseph Chénier, French poet (b. 1764)
  • 1824 Victor Emanuel I, king of Sardinia (1802-21), dies at 64
  • 1828 François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure (b. 1750)
  • 1833 Adrien Marie Legendre, dies
  • 1846 Etienne P de Senancour, French writer (De l'Amour), dies at 75
  • 1851 Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (b. 1775)
  • 1855 Mary Russell Mitford, English playwright and poet (Julian), dies at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1862 Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), dies of gout at 47

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt
  • 1863 Lyman Beecher, US Presbyterian clergyman, temperance movement leader (b. 1775)
  • 1866 Pyotr Pletnyov, Russian poet (b. 1792)
  • 1871 Pierre A du Terrail, French writer, dies at 41
  • 1883 Dr Samuel A. Mudd, American medical doctor (b. 1833)
  • 1899 Gerard Keller, Dutch writer (Vlugmaren), dies at 69
  • 1901 Sir James Dickson, Premier of Queensland, Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1832)
  • 1904 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
  • 1917 William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, American Wild West hunter and showman (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), dies at 70
  • 1922 Frank Tudor, Australian Labor Opposition leader (b. 1866)
  • 1934 Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist, beheaded in Berlin at 24
  • 1938 Willem de Vreese, Flemish linguist, dies at 68
  • 1941 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian, murdered at 67
  • 1941 Sir John Lavery, Northern Irish artist (b. 1856)
  • 1943 J Arthur S Berson, Austrian meteorologist, dies at 83
  • 1945 Rudolf Borchardt, writer, dies at 67
  • 1949 Erich von Drygalski, German geographer, geophysicist, and polar scientist (b. 1865)
  • 1951 [Harry] Sinclair Lewis, American writer (Nobel Prize in Literature 1930), dies from advanced alcoholism in Rome at 65
  • 1951 Sinclair Lewis, writer, dies at 65
  • 1951 Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (b. 1890)
  • 1956 Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84
  • 1956 Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum), dies at 64
  • 1957 Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet (Nobel Prize 1945), dies at 67
  • 1958 Charles de Trooz, Belgian writer, dies at 52
  • 1961 Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66
  • 1964 A Marja, Dutch author (Man of Day & Night), dies at 46
  • 1966 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom), dies at 69
  • 1970 Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II), dies at 44

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1971 Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel), dies at 87

Fashion Designer Coco Chanel
Fashion Designer
Coco Chanel
  • 1972 Georg Rendl, Austriam miner/beekeeper (Satan on Earth), dies at 68
  • 1972 Aksel Larsen, Danish politician (b. 1897)
  • 1977 Ruth Wakefield, American inventor (created the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie), dies at 73
  • 1978 John D. Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71
  • 1978 Pedro Joaquín Chamorro, of La Prensa, assassinated in Managua
  • 1978 Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag), dies at 62
  • 1980 George Meany, American labor leader ((AFL-CIO), dies at 86
  • 1981 Fawn M. Brodie, American historian (b. 1915)

MurderMurder of Interest

1983 Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), murdered at 40

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo
  • 1984 Souvanna Phouma, Prince and Prime Minister of Laos (1951–54, 1956–58, 1960 and 1962–75), dies at 82
  • 1986 Joseph Kraft, US columnist, dies at 61
  • 1987 Sir David Robinson, English philanthropist and entrepreneur (b. 1904)
  • 1989 Herbert Morrison, American radio reporter (b. 1905)
  • 1989 Colin Winchester, Australian Assistant Police Commissioner, murdered (b. 1933)
  • 1991 Dimitris Myrat, dies of cancer at 62
  • 1993 Diana Adams, ballerina, dies
  • 1993 Noorjahan Begum, "adulterous" wife in Bangladesh, stoned to death
  • 1994 Catharina I "Ien" Dales, min of Internal affairs (1989-94), dies at 62
  • 1995 Elaine Greene, literary Agent, dies at 74
  • 1995 Halton Kathleen Tynan, writer, dies at 57
  • 1995 Souphanouvong, leader of Pathet Lao (1957), dies
  • 1996 Alexander Robertus, organic chemist, dies at 88
  • 1997 Elspeth Josceline Huxley, writer, dies at 96
  • 1997 Hilary Grover Barratt Brown, conservationist, dies at 71
  • 1997 Shiv Verma, Indian revolutionary soldier, dies
  • 1997 Alexander R. Todd, British chemist (Nobel Prize 1957), dies at 89
  • 1999 Sir Edward Williams, Australian judge (b. 1921)
  • 2000 Sam Jaffe, American producer (b. 1901)
  • 2002 W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (b. 1909)
  • 2004 Alexandra Ripley, American author (b. 1934)
  • 2005 James Forman, American civil rights leader (b. 1928)
  • 2005 Erwin Hillier, British cinematographer (b. 1911)
  • 2005 Joséphine-Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Princess of Belgium, dies at 77
  • 2005 Metropolitan Wasyly Fedak, primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (b. 1909)
  • 2007 Bradford Washburn, American explorer (b. 1910)
  • 2008 Mikhail Minin, Russian Soviet soldier (b. 1922)
  • 2009 William Frederick "Bill" Stone, British World War I veteran (b. 1900)
  • 2012 Gevork Vartanian, Soviet intelligence agent, dies at 87
  • 2013 Evan Connell, American author, dies at 88
  • 2015 Robert Stone, American novelist (Dog Soldiers, WUSA), dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 77
  • 2017 Oliver Smithies, British biochemist (2007 Noble Prize for gene targeting), dies at 91
  • 2017 Steven McDonald, New York City Police Department patrolman who was shot and paralyzed in the line of duty, dies at 59