On This Day in History for January 5

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 127

  • 1349 Margaretha of Bavaria names her son Willem V Earl of Holland/Zealand
  • 1438 Pope Eugenius IV deallocated council of Basel to Ferrara
  • 1463 French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris
  • 1477 Battle of Nancy, Burgundy vs Switzerland, 7,000 + killed including their leader Charles Duke of Burgundy

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1500 Duke Ludovico Sforza's troops reconquer Milan

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza
Duke of Milan
Ludovico Sforza
  • 1527 Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zürich, is executed by drowning. (b. 1498)
  • 1554 Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1593 William Louis of Nassau becomes governor/viceroy of Drenthe
  • 1638 Petition in Recife Brazil leads to closing of their 2 synagogues
  • 1675 Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg
  • 1709 Sudden extreme cold kills thousands of Europeans
  • 1717 Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles
  • 1719 Britain, Hannover, Saxony-Poland and Austria sign anti-Prussian/Russian pact
  • 1757 Failed assassination attempt on French King Louis XV by Damiens
  • 1776 Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution

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1781 British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
Benedict Arnold
  • 1800 1st Swedenborgian temple in US holds 1st service, Baltimore
  • 1804 Ohio legislature passes 1st laws restricting free blacks movement
  • 1809 Treaty of Dardanelles concluded between Britain & France
  • 1822 Central America proclaims annexation to Mexican Empire
  • 1828 1st edition of Amsterdam General Trade Journal (Algemeen Handelsblad)
  • 1834 Kiowa Indians record this as the night the stars fell

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1836 Davy Crockett arrives in Nacogdoches, Texas, to aid the revolution

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett
  • 1840 Records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date
  • 1841 James Clark Ross (UK) is 1st to enter pack ice near Ross Ice Shelf
  • 1846 The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
  • 1850 California Exchange opens
  • 1854 Steamship San Francisco wrecked-300 die
  • 1859 1st steamboat sails, Red River
  • 1861 250 Federal troops are sent from New York to Ft Sumter
  • 1861 Alabama troops seize Forts Morgan & Gaines at Mobile Bay
  • 1875 President Grant sends federal troops to Vicksburg, Miss
  • 1887 1st US school of librarianship opens at Columbia University
  • 1888 Dutch Heidemaatschappij (land reclamation) established
  • 1892 1st successful auroral photograph made
  • 1895 Henry James' play "Guy Domville" opens in London
  • 1895 Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days
  • 1895 French Capt Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later exonerated

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1896 "Die Presse" newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of X-rays and their potential for new methods of medical diagnoses in a front-page article

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1899 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure-Charles Augustus Milverton (BG)
  • 1900 Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
  • 1903 SF-Hawaii telegraph cable opens for public use
  • 1904 -34°F (-36.7°C), River Vale, New Jersey (state record)
  • 1904 -42°F (-41.1°C), Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
  • 1904 England beat Australia at the MCG, Rhodes 7-56 & 8-68
  • 1905 Charles Perrine announces discovery of Jupiter's 7th satellite, Elara
  • 1905 National Association of Audubon Society, a non-profit, environmental organization dedicated to conservation, incorporates
  • 1909 Colombia recognizes Panama's independence
  • 1911 Portuguese expel Jesuits
  • 1911 San Francisco has its first air meet
  • 1912 1st National Hockey Association game (Victoria)
  • 1912 The Prague Party Conference takes place.
  • 1914 Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr day
  • 1916 Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro
  • 1918 British premier Lloyd George demand for unified peace
  • 1919 National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers' Party
  • 1919 Left-wing Spartacus organization instigates a revolt in Berlin; terrified by the spread of Bolshevism, German troops brutally suppress the uprising
  • 1925 James Gleason & Richard Tabers "Is zat so?" premieres in NYC
  • 1925 Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman governor in USA
  • 1925 Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office
  • 1929 Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia

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1930 Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1930 Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • 1933 Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, on Marin County side
  • 1934 Fenway Park catches fire for 2nd time (May 8th 1926 also)
  • 1937 Only unicameral state legislature in US opens 1st session in Nebraska
  • 1940 FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal
  • 1940 Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia
  • 1941 British/Australian troops conquer Bardia, Libya
  • 1942 55 German tanks reach North-Africa
  • 1943 Teams agrees to start season later due to WW II
  • 1943 William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces
  • 1944 The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
  • 1945 Surprise attack on Liese-Aktion-office on Marnix St, Amsterdam
  • 1949 General Spoor orders cease-fire on Sumatra

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1949 US President Harry Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1950 Carson McCuller's "Member of the Wedding" premieres in NYC
  • 1952 Flying Enterprise sinks

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1952 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes an official visit to the US

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1953 -6] Passenger ships Willem Ruys & Orange collide in the Red Sea

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1953 Samuel Beckett's "En Attendant Godot" premieres in Paris

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett

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1957 US President Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Mid East

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1959 "Bozo the Clown" live children's show premieres on TV
  • 1963 San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
  • 1964 Pope Paul VI visits Jordan & Israel

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1968 Dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock
  • 1968 Alexander Dubček succeeds Antonín Novotný as communist party leader of Czechoslovakia
  • 1969 Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman & Karl Shapiro
  • 1969 Neville Williams' "Chronology of the Expanding World" completed
  • 1969 USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)
  • 1970 23,000 Belgian mine workers strike
  • 1971 1st one-day international, Australia v England at the MCG
  • 1971 Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
  • 1972 Largest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Lakers-11,178)
  • 1972 NYC transit fare rises from 30 cents to 35 cents
  • 1972 US President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on a manned space shuttle

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1972 President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman freed by the newly elected President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • 1973 Mali & Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 1973 Netherlands recognizes German DR
  • 1974 Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Oh, Brother"

Birthdays in History

  • 1209 Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1272)
  • 1548 Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian (d. 1617)
  • 1587 Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)
  • 1592 Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India (1628-58), built Taj Mahal
  • 1614 Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (d. 1662)
  • 1696 Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/painter (d. 1757)
  • 1717 William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (d. 1793)
  • 1729 Paul C la Fargue, cartoonist/painter
  • 1759 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader
  • 1762 Constanze Mozart, wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1842)
  • 1769 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics)
  • 1773 Pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter/drawer
  • 1779 Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)
  • 1779 Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)
  • 1787 John Burke, Irish genealogist (Burke's Peerage)
  • 1806 Andre H C van Hasselt, Belgian poet (La Belgium)
  • 1811 Cyrus Hamlin, educator/missionary (est Robert College, Turkey)
  • 1813 Thomas Neville Waul, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1903)
  • 1822 Joseph Brevard Kershaw, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • 1828 August Valentine Kautz, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1895)
  • 1829 Sir Roger Tichborne, missing U.K. heir who was the subject of the longest criminal trial in British history (d. c.1854)
  • 1834 William John Wills, English explorer of Australia, member of the Burke and Wills expedition (d. 1861)
  • 1835 Hendrik E van Rijgersma, Dutch gouvernement doctor on Saint Maarten
  • 1837 A Ch Swinburne, writer [or Apr 5]
  • 1838 Camille Jordan, French mathematician (d. 1922)
  • 1840 John Doby Kennedy, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • 1846 Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Germany, Idealist philosopher (Nobel 1908)
  • 1848 Khristo Botev, hero of Bulgarian revolt against Turkey, poet
  • 1848 Same Steele, Canadian soldier, born in Purbrook, Canada West, (d. 1919)
  • 1850 Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter/etcher
  • 1855 King Camp Gillette, inventor (safety razor)
  • 1858 Gustaf af Geijerstam, Swedish author (Boken om Lillebror)
  • 1859 DeWitt B Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer)
  • 1865 Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer (d. 1920)

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1874 Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), born in San Francisco, California

Physiologist Joseph Erlanger
Physiologist
Joseph Erlanger

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1876 Konrad Adenauer, chancellor of Germany (BRD, 1949), born in Cologne, Germany

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • 1879 Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946)
  • 1882 Herbert Bayard Swope, U.S. journalist who coined the term "Cold War" (d. 1958)
  • 1885 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940)
  • 1893 Zoltán Böszörmény, Hungarian Nazi politician (d. unknown)
  • 1893 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (d. 1952)
  • 1895 Jeannette Piccard, balloonist/Episcopal priest
  • 1896 Hendrik Algra, Dutch MP (ARP)
  • 1900 Dennis Gabor, Hung/British physicist (holography-Nobel 1971) [or Jun 5]
  • 1900 Paula Ludwig, Austrian German poet, born in Vorarlberg, Austria (d. 1974)
  • 1900 Yves Tanguy, French/US sailor/surrealistic painter
  • 1901 H L Honore comte d'Estienne d'Orves, French officer/resistance fighter
  • 1901 Mario Scelba, premier Italy (1954-55)
  • 1902 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • 1903 Harold Gatty, Australian aviator, navigator with Wiley Post (d. 1957)
  • 1904 Jeane Dixon, American astrologer "A Gift of Prophecy" (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho
  • 1907 Anton Ingolic, Slavic author (After Splavih, After Prelomu)
  • 1907 Willi Soukop, sculptor and member of Royal Academy of Arts
  • 1909 Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, bibliophile
  • 1909 Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions)
  • 1912 Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53)
  • 1914 Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (d. 1955)
  • 1915 Mabel Leigh, British potter (Shorter and Son)
  • 1915 Arthur H. Robinson, Canadian-born cartographer (d. 2004)
  • 1917 Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite (d. 2006)
  • 1919 Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
  • 1921 Jean BMRLAAM d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964- )
  • 1921 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Konolfingen, Bern, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit)
  • 1922 Admiral Sir Anthony Synnot, Chief of the Australian Defence Force (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Robert L Bernstein, American publisher (Random House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924 Dr Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist who died in the Bogle-Chandler case (1963)
  • 1926 Hosea Williams, American activist (d. 2000)
  • 1926 William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet
  • 1928 Walter Fritz Mondale, (Sen-D-Minn)/42nd VP (1977-81)
  • 1928 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, 4th President and 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • 1930 Edward Galven Givens Jr, Quanah Texas, Major USAF/astronaut
  • 1931 Joan Coxsedge, Australian politician
  • 1932 Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher and author (Name of the Rose), born in Alessandria, Piedmont (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Nancy L Johnson, (Rep-R-CT, 1983- )
  • 1938 Juan Carlos I, king of Spain (1975- )
  • 1938 Leo Avery, abbot of Quarr
  • 1938 Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Kenyan writer
  • 1939 Peter Struycken, statues/computer expert/teacher
  • 1940 Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician
  • 1940 General Sir Michael Rose, UK military officer, prominent in Bosnia
  • 1942 Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)
  • 1947 Michael DeWine, (Rep-R-Oh, 1983- )
  • 1950 Ioan Petru Culianu, Romanian-born professor (d. 1991)
  • 1950 John Manley, Canadian politician
  • 1950 Charlie Richmond, Canadian entrepreneur
  • 1953 Mike Rann, Australian politician
  • 1953 George Tenet, American CIA director
  • 1956 Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef
  • 1957 Vincent Calloway, Kentucky, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • 1975 Ray Morgan, announcer (I'd Like to See)
  • 1978 Sabrina Harman, American military figure and accused torturer
  • 1980 Bennie Joppru, National Football League tight end
  • 1982 Janica Kostelić, Croatian skier
  • 1984 Amanda Hearst, American heiress

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

1531 Pope Clemens VII forbids English King Henry VIII to re-marry

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

HeartWedding of Interest

1808 Explorer William Clark (37) weds Julia Hancock in Fincastle, Virginia

Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition
William Clark

HeartWedding of Interest

1911 British PM Neville Chamberlain (41) weds Anne de Vere Cole

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
  • 2002 Former Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona (21) weds "Westlife" member Brian McFadden (21) at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rathfeigh, County Meath, Republic of Ireland

Deaths in History

  • 842 Al-Mu'tasim, Abbasid caliph (b. 794)
  • 1066 Edward de Belijder, the Confessor, king of England (1043-66), dies
  • 1387 Pedro IV, king of Aragon/conqueror of Sicily, dies at 67
  • 1400 John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English politician (executed) (b. ca. 1350)
  • 1425 John of Bavaria/Bayern, liege of Holland/Zealand/Dordrecht, poisoned
  • 1448 Christopher of Bavaria (b. 1416)
  • 1465 Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (b. 1394)
  • 1477 Charles, the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, dies at the Battle of Nancy at 43
  • 1524 Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pecinich, Croatian poet, dies at 73
  • 1589 Catherine de' Medici, Queen mother of France, dies at 69
  • 1592 Willem II, Duke of Gulik/Kleef/Gelre, dies at about 75
  • 1595 Ercole Procaccini, Italian painter, dies
  • 1603 Pieter Adriaansz van der Werff, mayor of Lead, dies at 73
  • 1684 Claude Audran II, French painter/engraver, dies at 44
  • 1713 Jean Chardin, French explorer (b. 1643)
  • 1759 Thomas-Philippe et de Boussu, S Neth cardinal, dies at 79

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1762 Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at 52

Empress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia
Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of Russia
  • 1771 John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (b. 1710)
  • 1796 Samuel Huntington, US judge (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 64
  • 1807 Michel Adanson, French biologist (Plant classes), dies at 79
  • 1823 Major George Johnston, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)
  • 1827 Frederick of York, English duke/bishop/general, dies at 63
  • 1846 Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (b. 1812)
  • 1856 Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67
  • 1858 Johann JWAFK Radetzky von Radetz, Austr earl/field marshal, dies at 91
  • 1860 St John Nepomucene Neumann, 1st male US saint, dies
  • 1883 Charles Tompson, first Australian published poet (b. 1806)
  • 1891 Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49), dies at 89
  • 1904 Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya), dies at 64
  • 1906 Kathleen Kenyon, English Archaeologist who excavated Jericho (the oldest known continuously occupied human settlement that has been inhabited for the last 11,000 years), dies at 72

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1922 Ernest Shackleton, British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), dies of a heart attack at 47

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton

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1933 Calvin Coolidge, 30th President (1923-29), dies in Mass at 60

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • 1937 Marie Booth, child of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1864)

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1939 Amelia Earhart, American aviator and 1st woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, declared dead at 41 after her disappearance over the Pacific Ocean in 1937

  • 1940 Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46
  • 1940 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (b. 1885)
  • 1941 Amy Johnson, British pilot who was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia, dies during a ferry flight at 37
  • 1942 Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered
  • 1943 George Washington Carver, famous African American scientist, dies at 81
  • 1944 Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80
  • 1951 Andrei P Platonov, Russian author (Prok, Kotlovan), dies at 51
  • 1952 Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
  • 1956 Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84
  • 1960 Pavel P Parenago, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 53
  • 1965 Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher, dies at 81
  • 1969 Franz T Csokor, Austria author (Gottes General), dies at 83
  • 1970 Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
  • 1970 Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87
  • 1970 Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (b. 1896)
  • 1971 Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, dies at 66
  • 1973 Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP (SGP), dies at 79
  • 1976 John A. Costello, Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891)
  • 1981 Harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87
  • 1981 Paul Félix, Flemish architect (Song of the Sun), dies at 67
  • 1981 Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher (b. 1901)
  • 1982 Sir Edmund Herring, Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)
  • 1985 Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906
  • 1987 Margaret Laurence, Canadian author, dies at 60
  • 1987 Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-born Canadian cross-country skier (b. 1875)
  • 1990 Bart LaRue, entertainer, dies
  • 1991 Vasko Popa, Serbian WW II-partisan/poet (Sporedno Nebo), dies at 68
  • 1993 Henk Knol, Suriname MP (PvdA), dies at 61
  • 1993 Jennifer Raine Bissell, daughter of Alan Napier, dies 60
  • 1993 Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
  • 1993 Klaas Wiersma, Dutch sec of Justice (VVD), dies
  • 1993 Nyamuisi Muvingi, Zaire minister of Culture, murdered
  • 1993 Westley A Dodd, US murderer, 1st hanging in US since 1965
  • 1994 Louis R J Ridder van Rappard, Dutch mayor of Zoelen, dies at 87
  • 1994 William Raynor, writer, dies at 73
  • 1994 Tip O'Neill, American politician and 47th speaker of the house (D-Ma: 1977-86), dies of cancer at 81
  • 1995 Mansour Satari, brig-gen/commandant (Iran Air Force), dies at 46
  • 1995 Yahya Ayyash, PLO bomb maker, booby trapped cellular phone at 28
  • 1995 Somerset de Chair, British writer, politician and poet, dies at 83
  • 1996 Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86
  • 1996 Lincoln Kirstein, ballet administrator, dies at 88
  • 1997 Andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72
  • 2003 Roy Jenkins, British politician (b. 1920)
  • 2003 Jean Kerr, American author (b. 1923)
  • 2006 Lord Merlyn-Rees, British politician (b. 1920)

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2007 Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles, dies of heart failure at 96

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando
  • 2007 Chih Ree Sun, Chinese-American physicist and poet (b. 1923)
  • 2010 Murray Saltzman, Reform Jewish rabbi and civil rights leader (b. 1929)
  • 2010 Gisela Kraft, German writer, dies at 73
  • 2012 Donald Carter, American professional bowler, dies from pneumonia and emphysema complications at 85
  • 2013 Bruce McCarty, American architect, dies at 92