On This Day in History for January 17

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 122

  • 1287 King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca.
  • 1377 Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.
  • 1501 Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna

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1524 Beginning of Giovanni da Verrazzano's voyage to find a passage to China.

  • 1536 Francois Rabelais absolved of apostasy by Pope Paul III
  • 1562 Edict of St Germain recognizes Huguenots in France
  • 1584 Bohemia adopts Gregorian calendar

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1595 King Henry IV of France declares war on Spain

  • 1601 France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey & Gex in treaty with Spain
  • 1656 Brandenburg & Sweden sign Treaty of Königsberg
  • 1718 Avalanche destroys every building in Leukerbad, Switz; kills 53
  • 1746 Battle of Falkirk Muir, the Jacobites under Charles Stuart defeat Hanoverian forces.
  • 1757 German Diet declares war on Prussia

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1773 Captain James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33' S)

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook
  • 1775 9 old women burnt as witches for causing bad harvests, Kalisk, Pol
  • 1775 R B Sheridan's "The Rivals" premieres in London
  • 1779 Captain James Cook's last notation in Discovery's ship's log
  • 1799 Maltese patriot Dun Mikiel Xerri, along with a number of other patriots, was executed.

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1821 Mexico permits Moses Austin and 300 US families to settle in Texas, after his death leaves to son Stephen

Founder of Texas Stephen F. Austin
Founder of Texas
Stephen F. Austin
  • 1827 Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander
  • 1832 Johannes van den Bosch appointed governor general of Dutch East Indies
  • 1852 British recognize independence of Transvaal (in South Africa)
  • 1862 -Jan 22nd) BBT Ft Henry, TN by USS Lexington
  • 1863 Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia

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1864 General longstreet's command ends heavy fighting at Dandridgem TN

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • 1871 1st cable car patented, by Andrew Smith Hallidie in the US (begins service in 1873)
  • 1873 A group of Modoc warriors defeats the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War.
  • 1874 Armed Democrats seize Texas government ending Radical Reconstruction
  • 1882 1st Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens office
  • 1885 British beat Mahdists at Battle of Abu Klea in Sudan
  • 1893 -17°F (-27°C), Millsboro, Delaware (state record)
  • 1893 Queen Liliuokalani deposed, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic
  • 1895 French president Casimir-Perier resigns; Félix Faure installed.
  • 1899 US takes possession of Wake Island in Pacific
  • 1905 Punchboards patented by Charles Brewer & C G Scannell, Chicago
  • 1911 Failed assassination attempt on premier Briand in French Assembly
  • 1911 Percy Mackaye's "Scarecrow" premieres in NYC

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1912 Captain Robert Scott's expedition arrives at the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Scott
Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • 1913 Raymond Poincaré elected president of France

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1914 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der Bogen des Odysseus" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1915 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek's Hospital in Amsterdam opens
  • 1915 Russia occupies Bukovina & Western Ukraine
  • 1917 US pays Denmark $25 million for Virgin Islands (or 3/21)
  • 1920 Paul Deschanel elected president of France
  • 1920 First day Prohibition comes into effect in the US as a result of the 18th amendment
  • 1923 Belgian Working people Party protest against occupied Ruhrgebied
  • 1923 Origin of Brown lunation numbers
  • 1928 1st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented
  • 1929 Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"
  • 1934 Electric Home & Farm Authority incorporated
  • 1938 Supreme Soviet elects Michail Kalinin as presidium chairman

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1938 Joseph P. Kennedy becomes the 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy
  • 1939 Ed Barrow is elected Yankee president succeeding deceased J Ruppert

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1941 Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-shek open fire at communist forces, resuming the Chinese Civil War after World War II.

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1943 Tin Can Drive Day in the US, salvage collected for the war effort
  • 1944 British corvette HMS Violet sinks U-641 in Atlantic Ocean
  • 1945 Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation
  • 1945 Gilbert Dodds, record miler (4:05.3), retires to do gospel work
  • 1945 Soviet army enters the devastated city of Warsaw and clears the German resistance
  • 1945 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, arrested by Soviet secret police in Hungary
  • 1946 United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting
  • 1947 Ammunition factory explodes in Muiden, Netherlands, 16 die
  • 1948 Netherlands & Indonesia agree to a cease-fire
  • 1948 Trial of 11 US Communist party members begins in NYC
  • 1950 The Great Brinks Robbery - 11 men rob $1.2M cash & $1.5M securities from armored car company Brink's offices in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1951 China refuses ceases-fire in Korea
  • 1955 US Submarine Nautilus begins 1st nuclear-powered test voyage
  • 1957 9-county commission recommends creation of BART

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1961 Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1961 President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the "military-industrial complex".

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1962 NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690m

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • 1963 Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km
  • 1966 B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die

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1966 Martin Luther King Jr. opens campaign in Chicago

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1969 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 5 lands
  • 1970 John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Mass)
  • 1971 At a party conference in Dublin, Sinn Féin end their 65 year abstentionist policy and agree that any elected representative could take their seat at the Dáil
  • 1972 Section of Memphis' Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Blvd
  • 1972 Seven men who were held as internees escape from the prison ship HMS Maidstone in Belfast Lough, North Ireland
  • 1973 City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi
  • 1973 New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life
  • 1976 Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency
  • 1977 KC releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams
  • 1977 Zaire president Mobutu visits Belgium
  • 1977 Gary Gilmore is executed by firing squad in the Utah state prison, convicted of murder
  • 1979 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1980 NASA launches Fltsatcom-3
  • 1980 A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb prematurely detonates on a passenger train near Belfast, killing three and injuring five (including the bombers)
  • 1981 Philippino president Marcos ends state of siege
  • 1982 "Cold Sunday" in the United States would see temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.

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1983 Alabama Governor George Wallace, becomes governor for a record 4th time

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • 1983 Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians
  • 1985 Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
  • 1988 Leslie Manigay elected president of Haiti
  • 1989 Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
  • 1989 Murden & Metz are 1st women to reach South Pole overland (on skis)
  • 1990 Dave Stewart signs record $3,500,000 per year Oak A's contract
  • 1991 Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel
  • 1991 Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.

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1991 Operation Desert Storm begins, with US-led coalition forces bombing Iraq, during the Gulf War

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 112

  • 1342 Philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy
  • 1463 Frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther
  • 1484 George Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545)
  • 1501 Leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants)
  • 1504 Pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72)
  • 1560 Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624)
  • 1600 Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age, born in Madrid (d. 1681)
  • 1612 Thomas Fairfax, Lord Fairfax, English Parliamentary general
  • 1657 Pieter van Bloemen, [Standaart], Flemish painter, baptized
  • 1683 Gerard van Loon, Dutch historian
  • 1686 Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (d. 1766)

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1706 Benjamin Franklin, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1790)

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 1719 William Vernon, American merchant (d. 1806)
  • 1732 Stanislaw II August Poniatowski, last king of Poland (1764-95)
  • 1759 Paul Cuffe, Mass, merchant/shipbuilder/African American nationalist
  • 1761 James Hall, Scotland, geologist
  • 1771 Charles Brockden Brown, father of American novel (Wieland)
  • 1789 August Neander, German theologian (d. 1850)
  • 1806 James Madison Randolph, Jefferson's grandson and the 1st to be born in the White House, Washington D.C.
  • 1814 Ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey)
  • 1818 Antoine Dorion, (L) joint premier of Canada (1858, 1863-64)
  • 1820 Anne Brontë, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire (d. 1849)
  • 1828 Lewis Addison Grant, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1918)
  • 1831 Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria (d. 1903)
  • 1834 August Weismann, German biologist (d. 1914)
  • 1835 Antanas Baranauskas, Lithuanian bishop/poet/dialectologist
  • 1842 Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman Philology in Netherlands)
  • 1845 Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/evangelist (Vredebond)
  • 1851 A. B. Frost, American illustrator (d. 1928)
  • 1853 Alva Belmont, American socialite & suffragette (d. 1933)
  • 1857 Eugene Augustin Lauste, developer (1st sound-on-film recording)
  • 1858 Tomas Carrasquilla, Colombian author (Frutos de mi Tierra)
  • 1860 Douglas Hyde, President of Ireland (d. 1949)
  • 1862 John E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher

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1863 David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1916-22), born in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Lancashire, England (d. 1945)

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • 1863 Konstantin S Stanislavski, Russia, director (Stanislavski Method)
  • 1864 Lucien Herr, France, scientist (Corresp entre Schiller et Schiller)
  • 1865 Gen Sir Charles Fergusson, Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1951)

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1871 David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), born in Nantwich, England (d. 1936)

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • 1875 Florencio Sánchez, Uruguayan dramatist (d. 1910)
  • 1876 Olga Fastrová, Czech writer and editor (National Policy), born in Prague (d. 1965)
  • 1876 Frank Hague, American politician (d. 1956)
  • 1877 May Gibbs, Australian children's author (d. 1969)
  • 1880 Mack Sennett, movie creator (Keystone Kops)
  • 1881 Alfred Radcliffe-Browne, British anthropologist (Andaman Islanders), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1955)
  • 1881 Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician (d. 1941)
  • 1885 E Ball-Hennings, writer
  • 1885 Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader
  • 1886 Glenn Luther Martin, aviator (Collier Trophy-1933)
  • 1886 Ronald Firbank, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot), born in London, England
  • 1887 Ola Raknes, Norwegian psychoanalyst and philologist (d. 1975)
  • 1891 Norman "Squab" Read, US aviator who lived to be 101
  • 1891 Walter Eucken, German economist
  • 1897 Marcel Petiot, French mass murderer (d. 1946)

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1899 Al Capone, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging), born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • 1899 Nevil Shute [Norway], novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice), born in London, England
  • 1899 Robert Maynard Hutchins, US, educator/civil libertarian
  • 1899 Roel [Martinus F] Houwink, Dutch literary (1 Man Without Character)
  • 1900 Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant, patron of the arts
  • 1901 Aron Gurwitsch, Lithuanian-born philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1902 Geoffrey W Lloyd, British minister of Brandstoffen/Energy (1951-55)
  • 1905 Franz Schmid, Germany, ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)
  • 1908 Akkineni LV Lakshmi Varaprasada Rao Prasad, producer
  • 1910 Edith S Green, (Rep-D-Ore)
  • 1910 Michael Economides, restaurateur
  • 1911 Luis W Alvarez, US, physicist (sub atomic, Nobel 1968) [or Jun 13]
  • 1913 Werenfried [Flip] van Straaten, founder (Oostpriesterhulp)
  • 1914 Anacleto Angelini, Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran, (MGR), Indian film star, politician
  • 1917 Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso (d. 2007)
  • 1918 Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician
  • 1920 Nora Kaye, American prima ballerina, born in NYC, New York
  • 1921 Antonio Prohias, Cuban cartoonist (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Luis Echeverria Alvarez, president Mexico
  • 1922 Nicholas Katzenbach, lawyer (US Attorney General), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Jewel Plummer Cobb, educator/pres (California State U at Fullerton)
  • 1925 Duane Hanson, US sculptor
  • 1925 Robert Cormier, American author (d. 2000)
  • 1925 Edgar Ray Killen, American convict, former preacher and K.K.K. member
  • 1926 Moira Shearer, Dunfermline Scotland, ballerina (Red Shoes)
  • 1926 Newton N. Minow, American lawyer and statesman
  • 1927 Dr Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (d. 1961)

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1928 Vidal Sassoon, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson), born in London, England (d. 2012)

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • 1930 Bill Benyon, English large landowner/Conservative Lower house leader
  • 1931 Douglas Wilder, American politician, Governor of Virginia (1990-94), 1st African American Governor since Reconstruction, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1933 Aga Khan, religious leader (Muslims)
  • 1933 Bruno Schroder, British baron/banker/multi-millionaire
  • 1933 Yolande Christina Dalida, Cairo Egypt
  • 1935 Paul O[sborne] Williams, US, sci-fi author (Ends of the Circle)
  • 1935 Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware
  • 1938 John Bellairs, US, sci-fi author (Chessmen of Doom)
  • 1940 Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali, South African poet (Fireflames)
  • 1942 Ita Buttrose, Australian journalist and businesswoman
  • 1943 Daniel Charles Brandenstein, Watertown Wi, ast (STS 8, 51-G, 32, 49)
  • 1943 René Préval, President of Haiti (1996-2001, 2006-2011), born in Port-au-Prince (d. 2017)
  • 1948 Alexander "Alec" Erwin, South African worker's union leader
  • 1950 Luis López Nieves, Latin American writer
  • 1954 Robert F Kennedy Jr, attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council)
  • 1954 Susan Kiefel, Australian lawyer and judge
  • 1957 Ann Nocenti, American comic book writer

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

38 BC Roman Republican Leader Octavian, later Augustus 1st Roman Emperor, marries Livia Drusilla.

Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar
Roman Emperor
Augustus Caesar
Roman Empress Livia
Roman Empress
Livia

HeartWedding of Interest

1827 Religious leader Joseph Smith Jr (21) weds church group movement leader Emma Smith (22) in South Bainbridge, New York

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr

HeartWedding of Interest

1955 Murderer Charles Manson (20) weds waitress Rosalie Jean Willis (17)

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson

Deaths in History

  • 395 Theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49
  • 1119 Boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies
  • 1229 Albert, Bishop of Riga/Albert of Buxhoeveden, founder of the Livonian Brothers of the Sword, dies at about 68
  • 1369 King Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (b. 1328)
  • 1468 Skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405)
  • 1588 Qi Jiguang, Chinese general, dies at 59
  • 1598 Fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557)
  • 1617 Pieter C Bockenberg, Dutch historian, dies at 68
  • 1617 Faust Vrančić, Croatian inventor (b. 1551)
  • 1620 Diego Alvarez de Paz, Span missionary/writer (Peru), dies at about 59
  • 1654 Paul Potter, Dutch painter, buried
  • 1661 Andres Malong, Philippines rebel leader, executed
  • 1702 Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [OS=Jan 6]
  • 1705 John Ray, English naturalist (b. 1627)
  • 1718 Captain Benjamin Church, Plymouth Colony settler and military leader
  • 1737 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect (b. 1662)
  • 1781 Marie de Negre Dables, marquess, dies
  • 1805 Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter, dies at 73
  • 1820 Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classicist/historian, dies at 73
  • 1823 Zacharius Werner, German playwright, dies at 36
  • 1830 W Waiblinger, writer, dies
  • 1833 James Ball Antyne, Scot founder (Ball Antyne Press), dies at about 60
  • 1833 William Rush, Indians sculptor (Spirit of the Schuylkill), dies
  • 1834 Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist (b. 1762)
  • 1861 Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821)
  • 1863 E J Horace Vernet, French painter, dies at 73
  • 1874 Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese/Thai Siamese twins, die at 62
  • 1884 Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (b. 1804)
  • 1887 William Giblin, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1840)
  • 1889 Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), dies at 56

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1891 George Bancroft, American historian and father of U.S. History, dies at 90

Father of U.S. History George Bancroft
Father of U.S. History
George Bancroft

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1893 Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th US President (Republican: 1877-81), dies of a heart attack at 70

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • 1901 Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist, dies at 87
  • 1902 Gideon Scheepers, South Africa Boer leader, executed
  • 1903 Ignaz Wechselmann, Hungarian architect and philanthropist (b. 1828)
  • 1908 Ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ, ruler of Toscane, dies at 72
  • 1909 Sir Francis Smith, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1819
  • 1910 Wilhelm F Kohlrausch, Germ physicist (Additiviteitsregel), dies at 69
  • 1911 Francis Galton, English scholar, dies at 88
  • 1917 Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70

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1927 Juliette Gordon Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA, dies of breast cancer at 66

Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low
Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA
Juliette Gordon Low
  • 1932 Albert Jacka, VC, Australian soldier (b. 1893)
  • 1933 Louis Comfort Tiffany, American artist and designer (b. 1848)
  • 1936 Mateiu Caragiale, Romanian author (b. 1885)
  • 1938 William Pickering, American astronomer (predicted Pluto), dies at 79
  • 1941 Jose Leite de Vasconcelos, Portuguese scholar (Etnografia), dies at 82
  • 1942 Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal (b. 1884)
  • 1947 Pyotr Krasnov, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1869)
  • 1947 Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, French Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1883)
  • 1955 Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch minister (1908-13), dies at 94
  • 1955 J A Veraart, economist, dies at 68
  • 1955 Joannes A Veraart, Dut judge/MP, (Jews in Neth), dies at 68
  • 1961 Patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36
  • 1962 Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56
  • 1964 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57

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1964 T. H. White, English author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

Author T. H. White
Author
T. H. White
  • 1965 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, dies at 75
  • 1966 Vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50
  • 1968 Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83
  • 1977 Gary Gilmore, executed in Utah, 1st US execution since 1967
  • 1989 Sterling A Brown, US poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at 87
  • 1990 Charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies
  • 1991 Olav AFEC van Sleeswijk-Holstein-S-G V, king of Norway (1957), dies
  • 1993 Albert Hourani, English historian (b. 1915)
  • 1994 Allan G Odell, Ad exec (Burma Shave), dies at 90
  • 1994 Chung Il Kwon, PM of South Korea (1964-70), dies
  • 1994 Han Jansen, Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies at 61
  • 1994 Yevgeny Ivanov, Soviet spy involved in the Profumo affair (b. 1926)
  • 1995 Isador Caplan, lawyer/Aldeburgh Festival pioneer, dies at 82
  • 1995 Urias Nooteboom, Dutch journalist/critic (The Time), dies at 54
  • 1996 Barbara Charline Jordan, politician, dies at 59
  • 1996 Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist, dies at 83
  • 1996 Giles William Playfair, writer, dies at 85
  • 1996 John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman, dies at 83
  • 1996 Amber Hagerman, American namesake of the Amber Alert system (b. 1986)
  • 1997 Andrea Fisher, American artist, dies at 41
  • 1997 Asfa Wossen, [Amha Selassie], crown emperor of Ethiopia in exile, dies
  • 1997 Clyde William Tombaugh, discoverer (Pluto), dies at 90
  • 1997 Bert Kelly, Australian politician (b. 1912)
  • 1999 Robert Eads, American transsexual (b. 1945)
  • 2001 Gregory Corso, American poet, dies of prostate cancer at 70
  • 2002 Bishop Karas, Sudanese-born American religious leader (b. 1955)
  • 2002 Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer, (Nobel Prize laureate 1989), dies at 85
  • 2005 Charlie Bell, Australian fast food executive (b. 1960)
  • 2005 Albert Schatz, American microbiologist (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Zhao Ziyang, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1919)
  • 2006 Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (b. 1930)
  • 2006 Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Yevhen Kushnaryov, Ukrainian politician (b. 1951)

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2008 Bobby Fischer, American world chess champion (1972-75), dies of renal failure at 64

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • 2009 Anders Isaksson, Swedish journalist, writer, and historian (b. 1943)
  • 2010 Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (b. 1914)
  • 2010 Daisuke Gouri, Japanese seiyu (b. 1952)