On This Day in History for January 6

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 132

  • 1066 King Harald of England crowned
  • 1099 Henry V crowned German king
  • 1205 Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
  • 1227 Ferrand of Portugal freed from the Louvre
  • 1322 Stephen Uros III becomes King of Serbia
  • 1352 French King Jean II introduces Order of the Star
  • 1355 Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy
  • 1449 Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI is crowned at Mistra.
  • 1453 Emperor Frederik III becomes archduke of Austria
  • 1494 The first Mass in the New World is celebrated at La Isabela, Hispaniola.
  • 1497 Jews are expelled from Graz in Styria, Austria
  • 1579 Artois/Hainault/Dowaai sign pro-Spanish Union of Arras
  • 1579 The Union of Atrecht is signed.

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1605 The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.

  • 1622 Pope Gregory XV forms Congregatio the Propagande Fide
  • 1639 Virginia is 1st colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed

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1649 The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other "high crimes"

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • 1661 The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London.
  • 1690 Joseph I, later Holy Roman Emperor and son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans.
  • 1720 The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings.
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws to Glasgow
  • 1773 Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom
  • 1781 Battle of Jersey (Island in UK)
  • 1784 Turkey & Russia sign treaty in Constantinople

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1802 Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland reach Quito, Ecuador

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt

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1809 Napoleonic Wars: Invasion of Cayenne, by combined British, Portuguese and colonial Brazilian forces, begins

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1832 New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston)
  • 1838 The forerunner of Morse code, the telegraph system, is first demonstrated by Alfred Vail
  • 1839 2 day storm off Irish & English coast immortalized as "Big Wind"
  • 1842 4,500 British & Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before reaching India

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1853 Franklin Pierce, the President-elect of the United States at the time, and his family are involved in a train wreck in Massachusetts

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce
  • 1857 Patent for reducing zinc ore granted to Samuel Wetherill, Penn
  • 1861 Florida troops seize Federal arsenal at Apalachicola
  • 1861 NYC mayor proposes NY become a free city, trading with N & S
  • 1870 The inauguration of the Musikverein (Vienna).
  • 1873 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the Church in Armenia"
  • 1873 US Congress begins investigating Crédit Mobilier scandal
  • 1880 Record snow cover in Seattle - 120 cm
  • 1887 `Abd-allah II of Harar opens the Battle of Chelenqo with an attack on the camp of the Shewan army of Negus Menelik II.
  • 1893 Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast

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1893 The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison

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1896 Cecil Rhodes resigns as premier of Cape colony

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
  • 1898 1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake
  • 1900 Boers attack at Ladysmith, about 1,000 killed or injured
  • 1900 Maurice Ravel's "Albaradode Gracioso" premieres in Paris
  • 1903 Dutch Press museum opens in Amsterdam
  • 1906 Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs" premieres in Paris

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1907 Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)

  • 1912 New Mexico becomes 47th state of the Union

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1912 Alfred Wegener, geophysicist and meteorologist, presents his controversial theory of continental drift in a lecture at a the Geological Association (Geologischen Vereinigung) at the Senckenberg-Museum, Frankfurt.

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener
  • 1913 Attempting to end hostilities in the Balkans, the London Peace Conference breaks down because Turkey refuses to cede Adrianpole, the Aegean island, and Crete
  • 1914 Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
  • 1921 The Iraqi Army is formed
  • 1922 -13] Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments
  • 1924 Poulenc/Nijinska's ballet "Les Biches" premieres in Monte Carlo

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1925 Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile & 14:44.6 5,000m

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

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1925 Mussolini forms a cabinet composed entirely of Fascists in Italy

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1926 Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland
  • 1927 US marines return to Nicaragua
  • 1928 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)
  • 1929 Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia

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1929 Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest and diseased people.

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • 1930 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed

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1931 Thomas Edison submits his last patent application

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison

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1933 Clyde Barrow kills Tarrant County Deputy Sheriff Malcolm Davis after walking into a trap set for another criminal

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • 1936 Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)

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1938 Bronze memorial statue of Henry Hudson erected in Bronx

Explorer Henry Hudson
Explorer
Henry Hudson
  • 1940 Mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the city of Poznań, Warthegau.

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1941 President Franklin Roosevelt's "4 Freedoms" speech (freedom of speech and worship; freedom from want and fear) during US State of Union address

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1942 Bob Feller, enlists in Navy & reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia
  • 1942 Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world ("Pacific Clipper").
  • 1946 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
  • 1946 Vietnam holds its first ever general election
  • 1947 Ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test
  • 1947 Pan American Airlines offers a round-the-world-ticket, the first commercial airline to do so
  • 1950 Britain recognizes Communist government of China
  • 1951 Ganghwa massacre: Hundreds of South Korean communist sympathisers are slaughtered
  • 1953 The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Burma
  • 1956 Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group
  • 1957 Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow Russia
  • 1958 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to E. E. Cummings
  • 1958 Gibson patents Flying V Guitar
  • 1964 Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move KC A's to Louisville
  • 1965 Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against South Africa, his best Test bowling
  • 1967 2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140
  • 1967 United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta.
  • 1968 Dr N E Shumway performs 1st US adult cardiac transplant operation
  • 1968 Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon
  • 1971 Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
  • 1971 Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate
  • 1972 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • 1972 US male Figure Skating championship won by Kenneth Shelley
  • 1972 Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from USSR
  • 1974 United Kingdom begins three-day work week during energy crisis
  • 1974 In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
  • 1976 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1978 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
  • 1978 US hand over St Stephan crown to Hungary
  • 1979 The Village People's Y.M.C.A becomes their only UK No.1 single. At it's peak it sold over 150,000 copies a day

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1980 Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 113

  • 1367 Richard II, Bordeaux, France, King of England (1377-99) (d. 1400)

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1412 Joan of Arc, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date), born in Domrémy, duchy of Bar, France (d. 1431)

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1488 Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (Silvae)
  • 1525 Caspar Peucer, German reformer (d. 1602)
  • 1561 Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician (d. 1656)

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1580 John Smith, English explorer (Chesapeake Bay, New England) and leader of the Virginia Colony (Jamestown), born in Lincolnshire, England (d. 1861)

Explorer John Smith
Explorer
John Smith
  • 1585 Claude Favre baron de Perouges seigneur de Vaugelas, French grammarian
  • 1587 Gaspar de Guzman, Count of Olivares, Premier of Spain (1621-43)
  • 1595 Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French man of letters (d. 1650)
  • 1602 Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Dutch baron of Sucha/army leader
  • 1617 Kristoffer Gabel, Danish statesman (d. 1673)
  • 1655 Eleonore-Magdalena of Neuburg, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1720)
  • 1655 Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1705)
  • 1673 1st Duke of Chandos, English aristocrat, eponym of Handel's Chandos Anthems (d. 1744)
  • 1714 Percivall Pott, English physician (d. 1788)
  • 1728 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet
  • 1732 Matija A Reljkovic, Croatia, writer (Satir iliti divji covic)
  • 1745 Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, Annonay, Ardèche, French inventors and 1st pioneer balloonist (Montgolfière-style hot air balloon)
  • 1776 Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel
  • 1793 James Madison Porter, American politician (d. 1862)
  • 1795 Anselme Payen, French chemist (d. 1871)
  • 1799 Jedediah Strong Smith, US fur trader/explorer
  • 1800 Willem A Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician
  • 1802 Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)
  • 1807 Joseph Holt, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1894)
  • 1807 Jozef Maximilián Petzval, Slovak inventor (d. 1891)
  • 1808 Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864)
  • 1811 Charles Sumner, leading Reconstruction senator, (d. 1874)
  • 1812 Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero (d. 1919)
  • 1819 Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886)
  • 1822 Heinrich Schliemann, German polyglot/archaeologist (rediscovered Troy)
  • 1826 Herman Grimm, Germany, writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • 1827 John Calvin Brown, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • 1827 John Wesley Frazer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), die in 1906
  • 1832 Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
  • 1842 Clarence King, mining engineer (geologist)
  • 1850 Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist (New Era)
  • 1854 Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft, fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • 1857 Hugh Mahon, Irish-born Australian politician (d. 1931)
  • 1857 William E. Russell, 37th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • 1859 Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress)
  • 1861 George Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940)
  • 1870 Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1878 Carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)
  • 1878 Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970)
  • 1882 Samuel Rayburn, Tenn, (Rep-D-Tx), speaker of the House (1940-57)
  • 1882 Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (d. 1949)
  • 1882 Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop (d. 1965)
  • 1883 Khalil Gibran, Lebanon, mystic poet (The Prophet, Broken Wings)
  • 1889 Alan M Bateman, Canadian geologist (Yale professor)
  • 1896 Abram N Pritzker, US businessman (Hyatt Hotels, McCall's magazine)
  • 1896 Freerk Siemon Wolters, notary/resistance fighter
  • 1898 Jan Filip Boon, Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39)
  • 1898 Charles E. Pont, American artist (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician (d. 1994)
  • 1905 Eric Frank Russell, UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides)
  • 1906 Benedict Vilakazi, South Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
  • 1906 Jaap Wagemaker, [Adrian B], Dutch sculptor
  • 1907 David Fleay, Australian naturalist (d. 1993)
  • 1909 Johannes H Moesman, Dutch surrealist painter (Rumor)
  • 1909 Keith Davis, voice tutor/author
  • 1910 Wright Morris, US writer
  • 1911 Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70)
  • 1912 Jacques Cesar Ellul, writer
  • 1913 Edward Gierek, party leader (Polish CP)
  • 1915 Alan Watts, Kent England, writer (Book on the Taboo)
  • 1915 Don Edwards, American politician and civil rights champion (Rep-D-CA, 1963-94), born in San Jose, California (d. 2015)
  • 1915 John C. Lilly, U.S. psychoanalyst, writer (d. 2001)
  • 1916 Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Guillermo Rosario, Dutch Antilles, writer (E rais ku no ke muri)
  • 1917 Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Sun Myung Moon, evangelist (Unification Church-Moonies), (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (d. 1987)
  • 1920 John Maynard Smith, English biologist (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Lou Harris, pollster (Lou Harris Poll)
  • 1923 Leah Chase, master chef, in the creole tradition
  • 1923 Jacobo Timerman, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
  • 1925 John Z DeLorean, former automaker (DeLorean)
  • 1926 Kim Dae-jung, President of South Korea and Nobel laureate
  • 1928 George H. Ross, American businessman
  • 1929 Babrak Karmal, Afghani politician (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Denis Pitts, journalist
  • 1931 Gerard van Muiden, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1931 E. L. Doctorow, American author (Ragtime, Billy Bathgate), born in The Bronx, New York (d.2015)
  • 1932 Stuart A. Rice, American chemist
  • 1934 Harry M. Miller, Australian entrepreneur
  • 1934 Tassos Papadopoulos, president of the Republic of Cyprus
  • 1935 Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria
  • 1936 Julio Maria Sanguinetti Cairolo, president of Uruguay (1985-90, 95- )
  • 1937 Lou Holtz, US, football coach (NJ Jets)
  • 1938 Prof Adrienne Clarke, Australian botanist, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria
  • 1938 Mario Rodríguez Cobos "Silo", Argentine writer and spiritual leader
  • 1940 Ed Zschau, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
  • 1940 Penny Lernoux, American journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1943 Osvaldo Soriano, writer
  • 1943 Paul James Nunn, mountaineer
  • 1944 Henry Kravis, author (The Money Machine)
  • 1944 Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945 Barry Holstein Lopez, US author (Of Wolves & Men)
  • 1945 Allen Appel, American novelist

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

1759 US 1st President George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis at White House Plantation

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
1st US First Lady Martha Washington
1st US First Lady
Martha Washington

HeartWedding of Interest

1836 Author Harriet Beecher (24) weds educator Calvin Ellis Stowe (33) in Cincinnati, Ohio

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe

HeartWedding of Interest

1903 Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (23) weds Mileva Maric

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1945 Future US President George H. W. Bush marries Barbara Pierce at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye NY

HeartWedding of Interest

1945 US First Lady Barbara Bush (19) weds 41st president George H. W. Bush (20) at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

Deaths in History

  • 664 Amr ibn al-A'as, Arab general (bc. 583)
  • 1088 Berengarius of Tours, French theologist, dies
  • 1275 Raymundus of Penafort, Spanish church law scholar, dies
  • 1374 Andreas Corsini, Italian saint/bishop of Fiesole, dies
  • 1425 Jan of Bavaria, liege of Holland/bishop/duke, dies
  • 1448 Christopher III, king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, dies
  • 1481 Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Golden Horde (1465-1481)
  • 1536 Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect/painter, dies
  • 1541 Bernard van Orley, Flemish royal painter of Hungary, dies at about 52
  • 1592 John Casimir of Simmern, German prince and regent for his nephew, Elector Frederick IV (b. 1543)
  • 1616 Philip Henslowe, English theatrical entrepreneur (bc. 1550)
  • 1646 Elias Hill, German architect of Augsburg, dies at 72
  • 1689 Seth Ward, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1617)
  • 1693 Mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey), dies at 51
  • 1694 Francesco Morosini, Italian army general, dies
  • 1702 Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [NS=Jan 17]
  • 1718 Richard Hoare, English goldsmith and banker (b. 1648)
  • 1718 Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (b. 1664)
  • 1725 Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Jap playwright (Yotsugi Soga), dies at about 71
  • 1731 Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (b. 1672)
  • 1734 John Dennis, English dramatist whose thunder was stolen (b. 1657)
  • 1785 Haym Salomon, dies in Philadelphia at 44, helped finance the revolution
  • 1799 W G Frederik, prince of Orange/general, dies at 25
  • 1813 Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (b. 1764)
  • 1840 Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)

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1852 Louis Braille, French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for the blind, dies of tuberculosis at 43

Braille Inventor Louis Braille
Braille Inventor
Louis Braille
  • 1855 Giacomo Beltrami, Italian explorer (b. 1779)
  • 1882 Richard Henry Dana, U.S. novelist (Two Years Before the Mast) (b. 1815)

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1884 Gregor Mendel, Austrian Augustine monk/heredity pioneer, dies at 61

Monk/Geneticist Gregor Mendel
Monk/Geneticist
Gregor Mendel
  • 1884 Paul Taglioni, "the Great," Ital/Austrian choreographer, dies at 75
  • 1885 Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72
  • 1913 Frederick Hitch, English Victoria Cross Winner (b. 1856)
  • 1917 Hendrik P G Quack, lawyer/economist (Bank of Neth), dies at 82
  • 1918 Georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72

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1919 Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President (R: 1901-09; Nobel 1906), dies in NY at 60

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1919 Max Heindel, Danish astrologer and mystic (b. 1865)
  • 1922 Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (b. 1842)
  • 1929 Nicolas Nikolayevitch, grand-duke of Russia, dies at 72
  • 1935 George P Baker, US playwright (Dramatic Technique), dies at 68
  • 1937 André Besette, Canadian religious figure (b. 1845)
  • 1941 Franz Hessel, German writer, dies at 60
  • 1944 Ida Tarbell, American journalist (b. 1857)
  • 1945 Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist (b. 1863)
  • 1950 Isaiah Bowman, geographer/co-founder (Geographical Review), dies at 71
  • 1958 Josephine CMA, princess of Belgium/nun, dies at 85
  • 1960 Edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52
  • 1960 Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Scope & Means), dies at 68
  • 1961 Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76
  • 1962 Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter (France, N Africa), dies at 57
  • 1963 Lourens GM Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter, dies at 68
  • 1964 Edgar Maass, German/US author (Verdun), dies at 67
  • 1965 John Larkin, dir (Circumstanial Evidence), dies of heart attack at 52
  • 1967 Arnhem "Tata" Joseph Weiss, "the Zigeunerbaron," buried
  • 1968 Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81
  • 1972 Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)
  • 1974 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican sculptor/muralist, dies at 77
  • 1978 John D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80
  • 1981 A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84
  • 1981 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (b. 1896)
  • 1984 Ernest Laszlo, Hungarian-U.S. cinematographer (b. 1898)
  • 1985 Robert H W Welch Jr, US founder/leader John Birch Society, dies at 85
  • 1986 Louis Lebeer, Dutch art historian, dies at 90
  • 1989 Hirohito, Japan`s emperor (1922-89), dies at 87 after 62-year reign
  • 1991 Ada Moore, entertainer, dies of cancer at 64
  • 1992 Avon Jaeger Hill, entertainer, dies of cancer at 44
  • 1993 Elisabeth, arch duch of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein, dies at 70
  • 1994 "Iron" Adriaan van Es, Dutch undersec of Navy (1963-72), dies at 80
  • 1994 Morty the Moose, (Northern Exposure), dies at 6
  • 1994 Virginia Kelley Clinton, Mother of President Clinton, dies at 70
  • 1995 Edward Sutcliffe, judge (British Central Criminal Court), dies at 77
  • 1995 Joe Slovo, Latvian/South African attorney/sect-gen (SACR), dies at 68
  • 1996 Duane Hanson, American sculptor and artist, dies at 70
  • 1996 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician, dies at 94
  • 1996 John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher, dies at 68
  • 1997 Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist, dies at 52
  • 1997 Litz Pisk, movement teacher, dies at 87
  • 2000 Don Martin, American cartoonist (b. 1931)
  • 2004 Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (b. 1921)
  • 2004 Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1954)
  • 2005 Louis Robichaud, Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1925)
  • 2005 Lois Hole, Lt. Governor of Alberta (b. 1933)
  • 2006 Hugh Thompson, Jr., decorated Vietnam War helicopter pilot (b. 1943)
  • 2007 Roberta Wohlstetter, military historian and strategist (b. 1912)
  • 2009 Ron Asheton, The Stooges guitarrist (b. 1948)
  • 2012 Ellen Pence, social activist, dies from cancer at 63
  • 2012 Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist, dies at 73