On This Day in History for July 19

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 141

  • 64 Circus Maximus in Rome catches fire
  • 532 Start of Dionysian Pascal Cycle
  • 711 Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their king Roderic.
  • 1195 Battle at Alarcos: Almohaden beats Alfons VIII of Castilia
  • 1380 Thomas of Buckingham's invasion army lands on Calais
  • 1425 Duke John VI of Brabant pledges Holland/Zealand to Philip the Good
  • 1510 38 Jews are burned at stake in Berlin, Prussia
  • 1524 Peasants' War begins in Germany's Black Forest
  • 1525 Catholic German monarchy form Union of Dessau
  • 1544 Italian War of 1542: The Siege of Boulogne began.

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1545 King Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth; 73 die

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1551 Treaty of Karlsburg: arch duke Ferdinand of Austria recognized as King of Hungary/Transsylvania
  • 1553 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey deposed as England's Queen after 9 days

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1569 Albert Frederick becomes Duke of Prussia

Duke of Prussia Albert Frederick
Duke of Prussia
Albert Frederick
  • 1572 Battle at Saint Ghislain: Spanish army beats The Genlis' mercenaries
  • 1575 Spanish viceroy Gilles of Hierges attacks Oudewater

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1590 King Philip II's secretary Antonio Perez escapes jail

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II

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1595 Astronomer Johannes Kepler has an epiphany and develops his theory of the geometrical basis of the universe

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
Johannes Kepler
  • 1599 Jacob van Necks merchant fleet leaves Java
  • 1639 French troops occupy Salses, at Perpignan

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1674 Court of Holland bans books of Hobbes/Spinoza/Meyer

Philosopher Thomas Hobbes
Philosopher
Thomas Hobbes
  • 1688 Soldiers killed governor of Aerssen in Paramaribo
  • 1692 5 more people are hanged for witchcraft (20 in all) in Salem Mass
  • 1702 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Krakow
  • 1760 The formal request to found the later city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico is filed by its founders.
  • 1816 Survivors of French frigate Medusa rescued off Senegal after 17 days

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1836 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Ascension

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1843 Brunel's steamship the SS Great Britain is launched, becomes first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and the largest vessel afloat in the world
  • 1845 Fire in NYC destroys 1,000 homes & kills many

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1848 1st US women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls NY, organised by Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Lucretia Mott

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • 1848 German Parliament demands Dutch province of Limburg
  • 1850 Airship Elizabeth leaves in storm for Fire Island, crashes (42 die)
  • 1860 1st railroad reaches Kansas
  • 1863 Battle of Buffington's Island (St George Creek), Ohio
  • 1864 Third Battle of Winchester, VA (Stephenson's Depot) [->JUL 20]
  • 1866 Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment to the US constitution, guaranteeing civil rights

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1867 US Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1867 Dutch Red Cross forms

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1869 Louis Riel speaks at a meeting of Metis residents about rights, setting in motion the events now referred to as the Red River Rebellion

Politician Louis Riel
Politician
Louis Riel
  • 1870 France declares war on Prussia; Franco-Prussian war begins
  • 1875 Emma Abbott, a floating hospital for sick children, makes trial trip, NYC

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1879 Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up his New Mexico saloon.

Gunfighter in the American Old West Doc Holliday
Gunfighter in the American Old West
Doc Holliday
  • 1880 SF Public Library starts lending books
  • 1899 National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers forms
  • 1904 Dutch Premier Kuypers disbands 1st Chamber
  • 1907 Under pressure from the Japanese, the Emperor of Korea abdicates in favor of his son, a figurehead
  • 1912 A meteorite of estimated 190kg mass explodes over Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona, causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town.
  • 1913 Billboard publishes earliest known "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers among Popular Songs" Malinda's Wedding Day is #1
  • 1915 Dutch accidents at sea law enforced
  • 1918 World War I: German armies retreat across Marne River in France
  • 1919 Following Peace Day celebrations marking the end of World War I, ex-servicemen rioted and burnt down Luton Town Hall.
  • 1923 WRC-AM in Washington, D.C. begins radio transmissions
  • 1926 2nd French government of Herriot, forms
  • 1928 King Fuad of Egypt siezes power and disbands parliament

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1930 Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould, and their polar expedition team return to the United States following the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • 1936 Spanish premier Casares Quiroga succeeded by Jose Giral
  • 1937 Entartete Art Fair opens in Munich
  • 1939 Dr Roy P Scholz is 1st surgeon to use fiberglass sutures

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1940 Hitler orders Great Britain to surrender

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1940 Nazi occupiers imprison 231 prominent Dutch citizens in Buchenwald
  • 1941 1st US Army flying school for black cadets dedicated (Tuskegee Ala)

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1941 British PM Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1941 President Roosevelt appointed FEP Committee
  • 1943 500 allied air forces raid Rome during WW II
  • 1944 1,200+ 8th US Air Force bombers bomb targets in SW Germany
  • 1944 500 15th US Air Force Liberators/Flying Fortresses bomb Munich vicinity
  • 1944 Allied troops occupy Faubourg de Vaucelles, at Caen
  • 1944 Danish resistance fails in assault on Taarbaek Fort near Copenhagen

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1944 Democratic convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate President Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1944 Earl Claus von Stauffenberg visits RC church in Berlin-Dahlem
  • 1944 General Bradley flies to England
  • 1944 Japanese aircraft carriers Taiho and Shokaku sink in Marianas
  • 1944 NY archbishop Spellman flies to Europe

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1944 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg 1st meets Adolf Eichmann

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann
  • 1945 USS Cod saves 51 sailors from Dutch sub in only sub-to-sub rescue
  • 1947 Prime Minister of shadow Burma government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members assassinated by armed paramilitaries
  • 1948 French government of Schuman resigns
  • 1949 Laos becomes associated state within French Union
  • 1950 French/Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh
  • 1950 NY Yanks obtain their 1st black players, Elston Howard & Frank Barnes
  • 1950 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Summi maeroris
  • 1952 Freddie Trueman takes 8-31, India all out 58 at Old Trafford
  • 1952 India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
  • 1955 Balclutha ties up at Pier 43 & becomes a floating museum
  • 1955 Yarkon Water Project opens to supply water to Negev desert in Israel
  • 1956 US refuse to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
  • 1957 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada
  • 1957 Don Bowden becomes 1st American to break 4 minute mile (3m58s7)
  • 1957 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1960 Italian government of Tambroni resigns
  • 1962 Hungarian communist party expels Rákosi & Gero
  • 1963 NASA civilian Test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 105 km
  • 1964 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1966 France performs nuclear Test at Fangataufa Island
  • 1966 Gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot)
  • 1967 1st air conditioned NYC subway car (R-38 on the F line)
  • 1967 Race riots in Durham NC
  • 1967 US launches Explorer 35 for lunar orbit (800/7400 km)

1stApollo 11 Bootprint

1969 Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit

  • 1971 Sudan military coup under maj Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees

Birthdays in History

  • 810 Imam Bukhari, Islamic scholar and compiler of Hadith, born in Bukhara, Khorasan (modern day Iran) (d. 870)
  • 1688 Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary to China (d. 1766)
  • 1744 Heinrich Christian Boie, German author (d. 1806)
  • 1759 Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox Saint (d. 1833)
  • 1789 John Martin, English painter
  • 1800 Juan José Flores, General and first President of Ecuador (1839-1845), born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela (d. 1864)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1814 Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1862)

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt
  • 1817 Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke, US, army nurse (union)
  • 1819 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss poet and novelist, born in Zurich (d. 1890)
  • 1822 Augusta of Cambridge, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1916)
  • 1823 George Henry Gordon, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1886)
  • 1827 Mangal Pandey, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1857)
  • 1828 Roger Atkinson Pryor, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1919)
  • 1833 John Wesley Turner, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1899)
  • 1834 Edgar Degas, France, impressionist painter, sculptor and artist
  • 1838 Joel Asaph Allen, US zoologist (Rule of Allen)
  • 1846 Charles Edward Pickering, pioneered American spectroscopist
  • 1848 Cornelis A Pekelharing, artist (fabric seller)
  • 1849 F A Alphonse Aulard, French historian
  • 1849 Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic (d. 1906)
  • 1851 Hendrik J Jut, Dutch murderer (head of Jut)
  • 1854 Daniel Josephus Jitta, Dutch High Court lawyer

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1860 Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents (gave her mother forty whacks), born in Fall River, Massachusetts

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • 1863 Hermann Bahr, Austria writer/director (New Men)
  • 1865 Charles Horace Mayo, surgeon/co-founder (Mayo Clinic)
  • 1876 Joseph Fielding Smith, 10th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1972)
  • 1878 Robert H Woltjer, classical/AR-1st-Member of parliament (About Plato)
  • 1881 Adriaan J Zoetmulder, Dutch writer/directer (Eindhovens Dagblad)
  • 1881 Friedrich J H Dessauer, German physicist (radiologist)
  • 1888 Eugene Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi
  • 1893 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), born in Baghdati, Soviet Georgia [OS=7/7]
  • 1894 Joris [Georges] of Severen, Flemish fascist/Member of parliament
  • 1894 Khawaja Nazimuddin, 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 1965)
  • 1894 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin, Russian mathematician (d. 1959)
  • 1895 Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (d. 1953)
  • 1896 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (Citadel, Shining Victory), born in Cardross (d. 1981)
  • 1899 Paul de Groot, Dutch communist politician (CPN)/Editor (The Truth)
  • 1900 Arno Breker, German sculptor (3rd Reich sculptor
  • 1900 Charles Barnet "Roscoe" Harvey, soldier
  • 1900 Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist/writer
  • 1902 Gerard[us M] Rutten, director (Miraculous Life of Willem Parel)
  • 1905 Edgar P Snow, US author/journalist: Red star over China
  • 1906 Wim van Doorne, Dutch car manufacturer (DAF)
  • 1912 Norman Carr, British conservationist (b. 1997)
  • 1916 James D Ramage, US lt-Adm (WW II-Palau/Guam/Philippines)
  • 1917 Robert Aitken, Zen co-founder (Diamond Sangha), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1917 William W Scranton, (Gov-R-Pa), (d. 2013)
  • 1919 Robert Pinget, novelist/playwright
  • 1921 Rosalyn Yalow, medical physicist
  • 1922 George McGovern, (Sen-D-SD)/presidential candidate (D-1972), (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Rachel Robinson, social activist/humanitarian/Mrs Jackie Robinson
  • 1922 Harold Camping, American evangelist, founder of Family Radio
  • 1923 William A. Rusher, American columnist
  • 1924 Sybren Polet, [Sijbe Minnema], Dutch writer/poet (Mannekino)
  • 1924 Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Max Sordam, Suriname warden/writer (Dictionary Sranantongo)
  • 1927 Jan Myrdal, Swedish writer/journalist (Albania Defiant)
  • 1928 John Bratby, painter/writer (Breakdown)
  • 1934 Francisco Sá Carneiro, Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1980)
  • 1937 Larry Boxx, founder (Land B Computer Serv)
  • 1938 Jayant Narlikar, Indian astrophysicist
  • 1938 Nicholas Bethell, British historian (d. 2007)
  • 1941 Jennifer Dunn, (Rep-R-Washington)
  • 1941 Jerry Huckaby, (Rep-D-LA, 1977- )
  • 1941 Neelie Smit-Kroes, Dutch politician (VVD)/minister of Traffic
  • 1943 Roy Dunbard Bridges Jr, Col USAF/astro (STS 51-F, 61-F), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1945 Edwin Schlossberg, husband of Carolyn Kennedy
  • 1947 Mike Dutfield, documentary prodcuer
  • 1950 Per-Kristian Foss, Norwegian Minister of Finance
  • 1952 Howard Donald Saunders, Danbury Ct, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • 1952 Robert A. Ficano, American politician
  • 1952 John Griesheimer, American politician
  • 1954 Srđa Trifković, Serbian-American journalist
  • 1960 Atom Egoyan, Cairo Egypt, director (Adjuster, Next of Kin)
  • 1963 Marla Duncan, Fairfield California, Miss Northern California fitness (1990)
  • 1963 Garth Nix, Australian author
  • 1964 André A. Jackson, founder African Diamond Producers Association
  • 1965 Evelyn Glennie, Scottish percussionist
  • 1966 David Segui, KC KS, infielder (Montreal Expos)
  • 1968 Carolie DeVonne Howe, Chugwater Wyoming, Miss Wyoming-America (1991)
  • 1969 Matthew Libatique, American cinematographer
  • 1970 Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politician, First Minister of Scotland (2014-), born in Irvine, Scotland
  • 1972 Tamarie Ivie, Ananheim CA, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • 1984 Holly Roffey, English youngest heart transplant (d. 1984)
  • 1984 Lasse Gjertsen, Norwegian animator

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

1770 Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson (37) weds land and estate owner Mary Norris (30) in a civil ceremony

Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson
Founding Father of the United States
John Dickinson

HeartWedding of Interest

1928 Physicist Enrico Fermi (26) weds writer Laura Capon in Rome, Italy

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • 1932 "Rebecca" author Daphne DuMaurier (25) weds commander of the I Airborne Corps Lt. Gen. Frederick Browning (35)
  • 1986 Caroline Kennedy (28) weds Edwin Schlossberg (41) at the Church of Our Lady of Victory in Centerville, Massachusetts

Deaths in History

  • 514 Symmachus, Italian Pope (498-514), dies
  • 931 Uda, Emperor of Japan (b. 867)
  • 1054 Bernold[us] Benno/Bernulphus, bishop of Utrecht (1027-54)/saint, dies
  • 1234 Floris IV, Count of Holland, killed in tournament
  • 1346 Dirk IV, mister of Valkenburg (1332-46), dies in battle
  • 1374 Francesco Petrarca, [Petracco], Italian mountaineer/poet, dies at 69
  • 1415 Philippa of Lancaster, wife of John I of Portugal (plague) (b. 1359)
  • 1534 Willem van Enkenvoirt, cardinal/bishop of Utrecht, dies at about 70
  • 1543 Lady Mary Boleyn, mistress of King Henry VIII of England
  • 1545 George Carew, English admiral, drowns
  • 1545 Roger Grenville, English captain of Mary Rose, drowns
  • 1627 Dirck R "Didericus" Camphuysen, poet/printer/vicar, dies at about 41
  • 1631 Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher (b. 1550)
  • 1687 Laura Martinozzi, Duchess of Modena (b. 1637)
  • 1688 Cornelis van Aerssen, governor of Suriname (1683-88), murdered at 50
  • 1740 Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname), dies at 71
  • 1742 John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor, dies at 45
  • 1742 William Somervile, English poet (b. 1675)
  • 1810 Luise, queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III, dies at 34
  • 1814 Matthew Flinders, English cartographer (Australia coast), dies at 40

BattleExecution

1824 Agustín de Iturbide [crowned Agustin I], Mexican army general, politician and the 1st emperor of Mexico is executed by firing squad at 40

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
  • 1850 Giovanni Ossoli, Italian marquis/revolutionary, drowned
  • 1850 [Sarah] Margaret Fuller Ossoli, US feminist/revolutionary, dies
  • 1852 Anne-Francois Mellinet, French/Belgian general (Antwerp), dies at 83
  • 1857 Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1796)
  • 1868 Soji Okita, Japanese samurai, 1st Captain of the Shinsengumi (b. 1842 or 1844)
  • 1873 Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop and one of the greatest public speakers of his day (remembered for his opposition to Darwin's theory of evolution), dies at 67
  • 1881 Isaac Baumann, a Jewish pioneer and trader in Bloemfontein, South Africa, dies at 67
  • 1895 Charles T Stork, great industrialist (cotton mach factory), dies at 73
  • 1895 Ernest H Baillon, French botanist (History of Plants), dies at 67
  • 1896 Abraham H. Cannon, American Mormon apostle (b. 1859)
  • 1906 Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic (b. 1849)
  • 1907 Hector H Malot, French lawyer/author (Alone in the World), dies at 77
  • 1913 Clímaco Calderón, President of Colombia for one day in 1882, dies at 60
  • 1914 Alexander Conze, German archaeologist, dies at 82
  • 1918 Joost van Vollenhoven, Neth, gov-gen (French West-Africa), dies
  • 1922 Cornelis A Pekelharing, Dutch histologist, dies on 74th birthday
  • 1930 Robert Stout, NZ prime minister (1884-87), dies at 85
  • 1939 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (b. 1850)
  • 1940 Samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai
  • 1944 Carl Bock, Danish Gestapo agent, liquidated
  • 1944 Harry CA Eyres, British diplomat (Constantinople, Albania), dies at 87
  • 1947 Aung San, Burmese nationalist (assassinated) (b. 1915)
  • 1947 U Razak, Burmese politician (b. 1898)
  • 1955 Koos [Jacobus J] Vorrink, Dutch soc-democrat (SDAP/AJC/PvdA), dies at 64
  • 1957 Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt), dies at 59
  • 1958 Robert Earl Hughes, weighed 1,041 lbs (473 kg), dies at 32

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1965 Syngman Rhee, first President of South Korea (1948-60), dies at 90

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • 1969 Mary Jo Kopechne, in Ted Kennedy's car, drowns at 28
  • 1969 Pavel I Apostolov, Russian military bandmaster, dies
  • 1972 Hezekiah M. Washburn, missionary (b. 1884)
  • 1973 Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 33
  • 1976 Sal Tas, Dutch journalist, dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1977 Noel Wien, American aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska), dies at 78

Aviation Pioneer Noel Wien
Aviation Pioneer
Noel Wien
  • 1984 Geert Lubberhuizen, Dutch publisher (Busy Bee), dies at 68
  • 1985 Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish science fiction author (The Whole Truth about Planet Xi), dies at 47
  • 1989 Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (b. 1913)
  • 1992 Bert Brugman, Dutch puppeteer (Dutch marionette theater), dies
  • 1992 Heinz Galinski, Pres (Central council for Jews in Germany), dies at 79
  • 1992 Paolo Borsellino, Italian anti-mafia judge, murdered by mafia
  • 1993 Elmar Klos, Czech director (Shop on Main Street), dies at 83
  • 1994 Christian-Jaque, [Christian Maudet], French director (Nana), dies
  • 1994 Frederik "Frits" van der More, archaeologist/art historian, dies at 87
  • 1994 Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre Producer, dies at 81
  • 1994 Nathan Susskind, Slovak/US linguist (Yiddish), dies at 87
  • 1994 Nick Banton, founder of Body Positive, dies at 37
  • 1995 Michael Andrews, painter, dies at 66
  • 1995 Yusef Bedri, educationist, dies at 82
  • 1996 David Nicolson, British businessman and politician, dies at 73
  • 1996 Lawrence Martin Jenco, priest, dies at 61
  • 1996 Mervyn Hugh Cowie, willife conservationist, dies at 87
  • 1996 Owen Tudor Williams, civil engineer, dies at 79
  • 1996 Pran Nath Chhuttani, Indian physician and teacher, dies at 81
  • 2002 Alan Lomax, American folksong collector (b. 1915)
  • 2003 Bill Bright, American evangelist (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Pierre Graber, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1908)
  • 2004 Reverend Francis Marzen, American Catholic prelate (b. 1924)
  • 2004 Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1911)
  • 2005 John Tyndall, British politician (b. 1934)
  • 2005 Edward Bunker, American writer (b. 1933)
  • 2005 Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who made a solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean without provisions, dies at 80
  • 2007 Roberto Fontanarrosa, Argentine cartoonist (b. 1944)
  • 2007 A. K. Faezul Huq, Lawyer, politician, and freelance journalist (b. 1945)
  • 2008 Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian comedienne (b. 1907)
  • 2009 Frank McCourt, Irish-American author. (b. 1930)
  • 2012 Omar Suleiman, Egyptian general and intelligence officer, dies from a heart attack at 76
  • 2014 James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), dies of acute myocardial infarction at 86
  • 2014 Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress, dies at 21
  • 2016 Betsy Bloomingdale, American socialite and fashion leader, dies at 93