On This Day in History for March 23

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 149

  • 1026 Koenraad II crowns himself king of Italy
  • 1066 18th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1153 Treaty of Konstanz between Frederick I "Barbarossa" & Pope Eugene III

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick Barbarossa
  • 1174 Jocelin, abbot of Melrose, is elected bishop of Glasgow.
  • 1490 1st dated edition of Maimonides "Mishneh Torah", a code of Jewish religious law is published
  • 1534 Aragonese legal code formally recognised
  • 1568 Treaty of Longjumeau: French huguenots go on strike
  • 1579 Friesland joins Union of Utrecht
  • 1593 English Separatist Puritans John Greenwood and Henry Barrowe tried and sentenced to death on the charge of devising and circulating seditious books
  • 1630 French troops occupy Pinerolo Piedmont
  • 1657 France & England form alliance against Spain; England gets Dunkirk
  • 1708 Pretender to the English throne James III lands at Firth of Forth
  • 1752 Pope Stephen II elected to succeed Zacharias, died 2 days later

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1769 Augustus FitzRoy, Duke of Grafton divorces the Duchess of Grafton, (formerly Hon. Anne Liddell) by an Act of Parliament

British Prime Minister Augustus FitzRoy
British Prime Minister
Augustus FitzRoy

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1775 Patrick Henry proclaims "Give me liberty or give me death" in speech in favour of Virginian troops joining US Revolutionary war

American Revolutionary and Founding Father Patrick Henry
American Revolutionary and Founding Father
Patrick Henry
  • 1782 "Les Liaisons dangereuses" by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos is published by Durand Neveu
  • 1794 Josiah Pierson patents a "cold-header" (rivet) machine
  • 1794 Lt-general Tadeusz Kosciuszko returns to Poland

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1808 Napoleon's brother Joseph takes the throne of Spain

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1821 Battle and fall of city of Kalamata, Greek War of Independence.

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1835 Charles Darwin reaches Los Arenales, in the Andes

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1836 Coin Press invented by Franklin Beale
  • 1839 1st recorded use of "OK" [oll korrect] (Boston's Morning Post)
  • 1840 Draper takes 1st successful photo of the Moon (daguerrotype)
  • 1848 The ship John Wickliffe arrives at Port Chalmers carrying the first Scottish settlers for Dunedin, New Zealand. Otago province is founded.
  • 1849 Battle of Novara (King Charles Albert vs Italian republic)

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1857 Elisha Otis installs his 1st elevator at 488 Broadway in New York City

Inventor and Elevator Industrialist Elisha Otis
Inventor and Elevator Industrialist
Elisha Otis
  • 1858 Streetcar patented (E A Gardner of Philadelphia)
  • 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
  • 1862 Battle of Kernstown VA-Jackson begins his Valley Campaign
  • 1864 Encounter at Camden AR

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1865 General Sherman/Cox' troops reach Goldsboro NC

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1867 Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1868 University of California founded (Oakland California)
  • 1879 War of the Pacific was fought between Chile and the joints forces of Bolivia and Peru. Chile successfully took over Arica and Tarapacá which left Bolivia as a landlocked country.
  • 1880 Flour rolling mill patented (John Stevens of Wisc)
  • 1881 Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war
  • 1889 Pres Harrison opens Oklahoma for white colonization
  • 1889 The free Woolwich Ferry officially opens in east London
  • 1889 The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was established by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.
  • 1896 The Raines Law is passed by the New York State Legislature, restricting Sunday sale of alcohol to hotels.
  • 1901 Dame Nellie Melba, reveals secret of her now famous toast
  • 1903 Wright brothers obtain airplane patent
  • 1908 American diplomat Durham Stevens is attacked by Korean assassins Jeon Myeong-un and Jang In-hwan, leading to his death in a hospital two days later.
  • 1910 1st race at Los Angeles Motordrome (1st US auto speedway)
  • 1915 Zion Mule Corp formed by the British Army
  • 1917 Tornadoes kills 211 over 4 days in Midwest US
  • 1918 Alick Wickham dives 200' into Australia's Yarra River
  • 1918 Crépy-en-Laonnoise: German artillery shells Paris, 256 killed
  • 1918 Lithuania proclaims independence
  • 1918 Paris bombs "Thick Bertha's Dike" (nickname for the widow Krupp)
  • 1918 German forces advance 14 miles to the Somme River (WW1)
  • 1919 Bashkir ASSR, in RSFSR, constituted

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1919 Benito Mussolini forms Fascist movement in Milan Italy

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

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1919 8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party re-establishes a five-member Politburo which becomes the center of political power in the Soviet Union. Original members Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, Lev Kamenev and Nikolai Krestinsky

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1920 Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms
  • 1921 Germany announces it will be unable to meet its Great War reparation payments
  • 1922 1st airplane lands at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.
  • 1922 KMJ-AM in Fresno CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1922 WEW-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions
  • 1925 Tennessee becomes 1st state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution
  • 1929 1st telephone installed in the White House
  • 1930 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • 1930 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner

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1931 Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev embrace the gallows during the Indian struggle for independence. Their request to be shot by a firing squad is refused.

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh

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1933 Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1934 US Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945
  • 1936 Italy, Austria & Hungary sign Pact of Rome

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1936 Physician Joseph G. Hamilton injects a leukemia patient with a sodium radioisotope, the first intravenous injection of a human with a radioisotope

  • 1937 LA Railway Co starts using PCC streetcars
  • 1940 All-India-Muslim League calls for a Muslim homeland
  • 1940 The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.
  • 1942 2,500 Jews of Lublin massacred or deported
  • 1942 Japanese forces occupy Andaman Islands in Indian Ocean
  • 1942 US move native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers
  • 1943 German counter attack on US lines in Tunisia
  • 1944 Bomb assassination against Southern Tirol congregation in Rome, 33 die
  • 1944 Nicholas Alkemade falls 5,500 m without a parachute & lives
  • 1945 British 7th Black Watch crosses the Rhine
  • 1945 Largest operation in WWII's Pacific War, 1,500 US Navy ships bomb the Japanese island of Okinawa
  • 1945 Premier Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Straelen
  • 1948 John Cunningham sets world altitude record (54,492' (18,133 m))
  • 1949 Sidney Kingsley's "Detective Story" premieres in NYC
  • 1950 Sophocles Venizelos forms liberal Greek government
  • 1950 UN World Meteorological Org established
  • 1950 Frances Farmer is released from Western State Hospital
  • 1951 Wages in France increase 11%
  • 1956 Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (National Day)
  • 1956 Sudan becomes independent
  • 1957 US army sells last homing pigeons
  • 1960 Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit
  • 1962 JFK visits San Francisco
  • 1962 Wake Forest coach "Bones" McKinney becomes 2nd person to play & coach
  • 1963 Rolf Hochhuth's "Der Stellvertreter" premieres in Berlin
  • 1964 UNCTAD 1 world conference opens in Geneva
  • 1965 Gemini 3 launched, 1st US 2-man space flight (Grissom & Young)
  • 1965 Moroccan army shoots on demonstrators, about 100 killed
  • 1966 1st official meeting after 400 years of Catholic & Anglican Church
  • 1968 Rev Walter Fauntroy, is 1st non-voting congressional delegate from DC
  • 1969 Rally for Decency (Miami)

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 102

  • 603 K'inich Janaab' Pakal [Sun Shield], Ajaw of the Maya city-state of Palenque (d. 683)

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1430 Margaret of Anjou, wife of King Henry VI of England, born in Pont-à-Mousson, Lorraine, France (d. 1482)

Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England Margaret of Anjou
Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England
Margaret of Anjou
  • 1638 Frederik Ruysch, Dutch anatomist
  • 1699 John Bartram, naturalist and explorer, father of American botany, born near Darby, Pennsylvania (d. 1777)
  • 1723 Agha Mohammad Khan Ghajar, King of Iran (d. 1771)
  • 1732 Marie Adélaïde of France, daughter of Louis XV (d. 1800)
  • 1736 Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka (d. 1785)
  • 1749 Pierre-Simon Laplace, mathematician/astronomer/physicist
  • 1754 Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and artillery officer (d. 1802)
  • 1761 John W de Winter, Dutch vice-admiral (Battle at Kamperduin)
  • 1769 William Smith, geologist (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils)
  • 1769 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (d. 1832)
  • 1801 Peterus D Regout, Dutch industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht)
  • 1808 Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, sociologist/historian (Statistic yearbook)
  • 1818 Don Carlos Buell, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1898)
  • 1821 Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper)
  • 1823 Schuyler Colfax, (R) 17th VP (1869-73)
  • 1825 Edward Lloyd Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1898)
  • 1831 Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)
  • 1847 Alexandru D Xenopol, Romania, historian
  • 1854 Alfred Milner, Giessen Germany, British governor (Cape colony)
  • 1857 Fannie Farmer, American culinary figure, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1858 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)
  • 1862 Nathaniel Reed, American outlaw turned evangelist (d. 1950)
  • 1863 Godfried CE van Daalen, Dutch general/governor of Atjeh
  • 1868 Dietrich Eckart, early supporter of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party and member of Thule Society (d. 1923)
  • 1876 Muirhead Bone, etcher/engraver of architecture, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1880 Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (d. 1922)
  • 1881 Hermann Staudinger, Germany, chemist/plastics researcher (Nobel '53)
  • 1881 Roger Martin du Guard, France, novelist (Les Thibault-Nobel 1937)
  • 1882 C Montague Shaw, Adelaide Australia
  • 1882 Emmy Noether, German mathematician (d. 1935)
  • 1883 Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, 1st king of Iraq/Syria
  • 1887 Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, best known for participating in the assassination of Grigori Rasputin
  • 1887 Juan Gris, Spain, cubist painter (Still Life Before an Open Window)
  • 1887 Sidney Hillman, union leader (Sidney Hillman Foundation)
  • 1893 Cedric Gibbons, American art director (d. 1960)
  • 1895 Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (d. 2001)
  • 1898 Georgios Grivas, Greek general/opposition leader on Cyprus
  • 1900 Erich Fromm, Frankfurt Germany, psychologist (Sane Society)
  • 1901 Jan H de Groot, Dutch resistance fighter/co-founder (Free Netherlands)
  • 1905 Paul Grimault, animator
  • 1905 Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
  • 1907 Daniel Bovet, Switzerland, pharmacologist (Nobel 1957)
  • 1907 Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay, politician
  • 1908 Dominique de Menil, arts patron/human rights advocate
  • 1911 Denis Wright, diplomat
  • 1911 Edward Warner, diplomat

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1912 Werner von Braun, German rocket scientist (I Aim at the Stars), born in Wirsitz, Germany (now Wyrzysk, Poland) (d. 1977)

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun
  • 1915 Francis Berry, poet/Shakespearean scholar
  • 1915 Vasily Zaitsev, Soviet World War II hero (d. 1991)
  • 1917 H C Allen, American historian
  • 1919 Michael Lyne, British air Vice-marshal
  • 1919 Carl Graffunder, mid-century modernist architect
  • 1920 Neal Smith, (Rep-D-IA, 1959- )
  • 1921 Donald Malcome Campbell, Surrey UK, boat racer (1955 speed records)
  • 1921 Ian Todd, pres (Royal College of Surgeons)
  • 1921 Wolfgang Altendorfer, writer
  • 1924 Peter Godfrey, chartered accountant
  • 1924 Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor (d. 1980)
  • 1925 Cees de Ruyter, European champion billiards player
  • 1925 David McNee, commissioner (Metropolitan Police)
  • 1925 David Watkin, English cinematographer (d. 2008)
  • 1928 11th duke of Beaufort, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1928 Alfred Morris, British MP
  • 1929 Albert H Crews, astronaut
  • 1929 Michael Manser, English architect, born in Bristol (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Norman F Lent, (Rep-R-NY, 1971- 93 ), (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Gorno-Altaysk, Russia, skier (Oly gld 1964), (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
  • 1933 Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist, known for the Stanford prison experiment
  • 1934 Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)
  • 1934 Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician
  • 1937 Craig Breedlove, American race car champion (613 MPH-Spirit of America), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937 Robert Gallo, American physician
  • 1938 Kenneth J Gregory, warden (Goldsmiths' College)
  • 1938 Maynard Jackson, first African American mayor of Atlanta (d. 2003)
  • 1941 Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
  • 1942 Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
  • 1943 Peter Graves, supt minister (Westminster Central Hall)
  • 1943 Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish writer (d. 2001)
  • 1946 Alan Bleasdale, English author, playwright and scriptwriter (Are You Lonesome Tonight), born in Liverpool
  • 1948 Michael Gleeson, otolaryngologist
  • 1948 R J Bennett, FBA/geographer
  • 1949 Karen English, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • 1949 Roland Lee, American Watercolor Artist
  • 1950 P R Scott, Headmaster (Bancroft's School, Woodford Green)
  • 1952 Kim Stanley Robinson, American author

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1952 Rex Tillerson, American businessman (ExxonMobil) and US Secretary of State (2017-), born in Wichita Falls, Texas

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
United States Secretary of State
Rex Tillerson
  • 1953 Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, British MP
  • 1956 Andrew Mitchell, British MP
  • 1956 Laura Thorne, chef (named one of 10 best American chefs)
  • 1956 José Manuel Barroso, Portuguese politician, president of the European Commission
  • 1960 Oscar Michael Moore, journalist
  • 1960 Nicol Stephen, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
  • 1965 Gary Whitehead, American poet
  • 1968 Mitch Cullin, American novelist
  • 1976 Dougie Lampkin, English motorcycle trials rider
  • 1976 Jayson Blair, American journalist and author
  • 1977 Jean Carlos Gamarra, Peruvian taekwondo practitioner

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

1779 Botanist Joseph Banks (36) weds Dorothea Hugessen

Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • 1923 Writer Anaïs Nin (Delta of Venus) marries banker and artist Hugh Parker Guiler in Havana, Cuba
  • 2008 France's former first lady Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz (50) weds Moroccan-born public relations executive Richard Attias (48) in Manhattan, New York

Deaths in History


MurderMurder of Interest

59 Agrippina the Younger, Roman Empress, dies at 43 (circumstances of her death vary, but suggest she was murdered by her son, the Emperor Nero)

Roman Empress Agrippina the Younger
Roman Empress
Agrippina the Younger
  • 1103 Eudes I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1058)
  • 1169 Shirkuh, Kurd general/vizier of Cairo/Saladin's uncle, dies
  • 1237 Jan of Brienne, King of Jerusalem/Emperor of Constantinople, dies
  • 1361 Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster (b. c.1310)

MurderMurder of Interest

1369 Pedro, the Cruel, King/tyrant of Castile & Leon, murdered at 34

King of Castille and Leon Peter the Cruel
King of Castille and Leon
Peter the Cruel
  • 1548 Itagaki Nobukata, retainer of Takeda Shingen
  • 1555 Julius III, [Giovanni M del Monte], Pope (1550-55), dies at 67
  • 1559 Emperor Gelawdewos of Ethiopia (killed in battle) (b. 1521/1522)
  • 1596 Henry Unton, English diplomat
  • 1606 Justus Lipsius, [Joost Lips], Dutch classic philologist, dies at 58
  • 1618 James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn, Scottish politician
  • 1653 Johan van Galen, Dutch admiral (Dunes Monte Christo), dies at about 48
  • 1680 Nicolas Fouquet, French statesman (b. 1615)
  • 1742 Jean-Baptiste Dubos, French writer (b. 1670)
  • 1747 Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French soldier (b. 1675)
  • 1754 Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (b. 1693)
  • 1786 Patience Wright, 1st US woman pro artist, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1801 Tsar Paul I of Russia (1796-1801) is struck with a sword, strangled, and trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael's Castle aged 46
  • 1819 August v Kotzebue, writer, dies
  • 1840 William Maclure, Scottish-American Geologist (first geological map), dies at 76
  • 1842 Stendhal, [Marie-Henri Beyle], French author (Lamiel), dies at 59
  • 1862 Karl Robert von Nesselrode, German chancellor, dies at 81
  • 1907 Constantine P Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary senator, dies at 79
  • 1914 Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès (Saint Rebecca) Lebanese saint (b. 1832)
  • 1925 Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War, dies at 76
  • 1927 Paul César Helleu, French artist (b. 1859)

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1931 Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter, hanged at 23

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • 1937 Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist, dies at 66
  • 1942 Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, President of Argentina (1922-28), dies at 73
  • 1943 Andre Lichtenberger, French Sudan writer (Le Petit Roi), dies at 72
  • 1944 O C Wingate, British general-major (Burma), dies in air crash
  • 1946 Gilbert N. Lewis, American Chemist (atomic theory), dies at 70
  • 1947 Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (b. 1870)
  • 1952 Klaas Schilder, Dutch vicar/theologist/antifascist, dies at 61
  • 1953 Raoul Dufy, painter, Forcalquier, France
  • 1955 Artur da Silva Bernardes, President of Brazil (b. 1875)
  • 1957 L Patrick Abercrombie, English architect, dies at 77
  • 1958 Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist/philosopher, dies at 76
  • 1960 Franklin P Adams, columnist (Information Please), dies at 78
  • 1961 James Edward Murray, (Sen-D-Montana) (1935-61), dies
  • 1961 Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko, cosmonaut, dies in accident at 24
  • 1962 Josephus RH van Schaik, lawyer/vice-premier of Neth, dies at 80
  • 1962 Val Paul, producer (F-Man), dies at 73
  • 1964 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet choreographer (Gayaneh), dies at 66
  • 1968 Edwin O'Connor, US writer, dies at 49
  • 1969 Rudolf Pannwitz, German author/philosopher (Urblik), dies at 87
  • 1970 Del Lord, Canadian director (b. 1894)
  • 1971 Simon Vestdijk, Dutch author/poet (Brass Garden), dies at 72
  • 1980 Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (b. 1928)
  • 1982 Mario Praz, Italian author (Casa della vita), dies at 85
  • 1983 Barney Clark, 1st artifical heart recipient, dies after 112 days at 62
  • 1985 Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist/writer, dies at 85
  • 1985 Patricia Roberts Harris, (Rep-D), 1st African American woman cabinet member, dies of cancer at 60
  • 1985 Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways (b. 1913)
  • 1985 Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)
  • 1987 Adriaan Pitlo, Dutch lawyer, dies at 85
  • 1991 Dominic Bellissimo, created buffalo chicken wings, dies at 68
  • 1991 Fons Jansen, Dutch night club performer, dies at 65
  • 1991 Parkash Singh, Indian soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1913)
  • 1992 Friedrich A von Hayek, British economist (Road to Serfdom), dies at 92
  • 1993 Hans Werner Richter, German writer/founder (Gruppe 47), dies at 84
  • 1994 Alvara del Portillo, Spanish Opus Dei bishop, dies at 80
  • 1994 Giulietta Masina, Italy, wife of Federico Fellini/(La Strada), dies at 74
  • 1994 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican presidential candidate, assassinated at 44
  • 1995 Robert Turner, winner of 1st All-American Soap Box Derby, dies at 72
  • 1995 Russell Reading Braddon, author, dies at 74
  • 1996 Peter Baer, artost/printmaker, dies at 72
  • 1999 Luis María Argaña, Paraguayan politician (b. ?)
  • 2001 Rowland Evans, American journalist (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-born journalist (b. 1926)
  • 2004 Rupert Hamer, Australian politician (b. 1916)
  • 2006 David B. Bleak, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1932)
  • 2006 Desmond Doss, American soldier and first conscientious objector Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)
  • 2007 Paul J. Cohen, American mathematician, Fields Medal winner (b. 1934)
  • 2012 Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, President of Somalia, dies from liver failure at 77
  • 2013 David Bond, British sailor, dies at 90
  • 2014 Adolfo Suarez, Spanish Prime Minister, dies from a respiratory infection at 81

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2015 Lee Kuan Yew, Founding father of modern Singapore and 1st Prime Minister of Singapore (1959-90), dies of pneumonia at 91

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew