On This Day in History for September 27

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 143

  • 70 Walls of upper city of Jerusalem battered down by Roman army
  • 489 Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona, and is defeated again.
  • 1066 William the Conqueror's troops set sail for England
  • 1290 Earthquake in Gulf of Chili China, reportedly kills 100,000
  • 1312 Duke John II of Brabant ends Charter of Kortenberg
  • 1331 The Battle of Płowce between the Kingdom of Poland and the Teutonic Order is fought.
  • 1509 Storm ravages Flemish/Dutch/Friese coast, thousands killed
  • 1540 Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola comfirmed by Pope Paul III in Rome
  • 1590 Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.
  • 1605 The armies of Sweden are utterly defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
  • 1694 Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 British ships sink & 3,000 die
  • 1777 British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution

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1779 John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Great Britain

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams
  • 1787 Constitution submitted to US states for ratification
  • 1794 French troops conquer Crèvecoeur

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1821 Mexican revolutionary forces led by Agustín de Iturbide occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw, bringing an end to the Mexican War of Independence

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
  • 1822 French scholar Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone
  • 1825 Rail transport is born with the opening of the Stockton-Darlington line
  • 1830 Dutch army leaves Brussels, after hundreds killed

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1833 Charles Darwin rides a horse to Santa Fe

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1834 Charles Darwin returns to Valparaiso
  • 1852 George L Aiken's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" premieres in Troy, NY
  • 1854 Steamship "Arctic" sinks with 300 people on board
  • 1863 Jo Shelby's cavalry in action at Moffat's Station, Arkansas
  • 1864 Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft Davidson) American Civil War, Missouri: 1700 killed/injured
  • 1864 Centralia Massacre (Missouri): 24 unarmed Union soldiers captured and executed by "Bloody Bill" Anderson/Frank

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1864 Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • 1877 John Mercer Langston named minister of Haiti
  • 1892 Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company
  • 1894 Aqueduct racetrack opens in NY
  • 1900 Victory Theater (Republic, Belasco) opens at 207 W 42nd St NYC
  • 1903 Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name.

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1905 The physics journal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc².

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

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1908 Henry Ford's first Ford Model T automobile leaves the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan

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1909 US President Taft sets aside some 3 million acres of oil-rich public land (including Teapot Dome, Wyoming) for conservation purposes

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • 1910 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)
  • 1916 1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians
  • 1916 Emperor Lidj Jasu of Ethiopia flees a palace coup by his aunt Zauditu
  • 1917 Broadhurst Theater opens at 235 W 44th St NYC
  • 1919 British troops withdraw from the North Russian town of Archangelsk after fighting Bolsheviks/Soviets
  • 1919 Democratic National Committee votes to allow female members
  • 1921 Yanks beat Indians 21-7 in Polo Grounds
  • 1922 King Constantine I of Greece abdicates
  • 1923 Italian troops leave occupied Corfu
  • 1924 Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1
  • 1928 The Nationalist Republic of China is recognised by the United States.
  • 1930 Cub's Hack Wilson's 2 HRs give him NL record 56 HRs
  • 1931 Closest NL batting race ends Chick Hafey (.3488) beats Bill Terry's

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1936 Franco troops conquer Toledo

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1936 Netherlands leave Gold Standard/devaluate guilder
  • 1937 1st Santa Claus Training School opens (Albion NY)
  • 1937 Balinese Tiger declared extinct.
  • 1938 British ocean liner "Queen Elizabeth" launches at Clydebank, Scotland
  • 1938 Jewish lawyers forbidden to practice in Germany
  • 1938 League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China
  • 1939 Warsaw surrenders to Germans after 19 days of resistance
  • 1940 55 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940 Black leaders protest discrimination in US armed forces
  • 1940 Floyd Giebells, 1st game, 2-0 pennant clinching beating Bob Feller
  • 1940 Nazi Germany, Italy & Japan sign 10 year formal alliance (Axis)
  • 1940 Yankees, lose to A's & eliminated from pennant for 1st time since 1935

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1941 US launches its 1st Liberty ship, freighter SS Patrick Henry

American Revolutionary and Founding Father Patrick Henry
American Revolutionary and Founding Father
Patrick Henry
  • 1942 Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
  • 1942 Reinhard Heydrich, "butcher of Prague," appointed SS-general (Gruppenfuehrer)
  • 1942 St Louis Cards win NL pennant on last day of season
  • 1943 Anti-fascism opposition begins in Naples
  • 1943 Dutch opposition newspaper "The Slogan" publishes KZ-Lower letter
  • 1944 Helmond & Oss Neth liberated
  • 1946 King George II of Greece returns from exile

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1950 Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche
  • 1951 Persian troops occupy oil refinery at Abadan
  • 1953 Bert Bechichar, Baltimore Colts, kicks a 56-yard field goal
  • 1953 Typhoon destroys one third of Nagoya, Japan
  • 1954 1st African American Supreme Court page is CV Bush
  • 1954 School integration begins in Washington, D.C. & Baltimore Md public schools
  • 1957 Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built

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1959 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1960 Europe's 1st "moving pavement" (travelator), opens at Bank station on the London Underground
  • 1961 Sandy Koufax sets NL strikeout season record at 269
  • 1961 Sierre Leone becomes 100th member of UN
  • 1962 Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen
  • 1962 US sells Israel Hawk anti-aircraft missiles

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1962 Rachel Carson publishes 'Silent Spring' about the deleterious impacts of pesticide use in the US on the environment

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • 1963 At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000

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1963 Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1964 Findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
  • 1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1968 "Hair" opens in London
  • 1968 France denies UK entry into common market
  • 1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1971 Tripartite talks involving the prime ministers of Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland take place at Chequers, England
  • 1973 Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)
  • 1973 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1974 -10/26] Rome: 4th bishop synod
  • 1974 Australian National Gallery buys W de Kooning's "Woman V" for $850,000
  • 1975 Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
  • 1978 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1978 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1979 US Congress' final approval to create Department of Education
  • 1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 121

  • 1275 John II of Brabant (d. 1312)

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1389 Cosimo de Medici, Ruler of Florence and patron of the arts, born in Florence (d. 1464)

Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron Cosimo de Medici
Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron
Cosimo de Medici
  • 1507 Guillaume Rondelet, Montpellier, French Naturalist famous for his study of marine animals
  • 1600 John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, baptised
  • 1601 Louis XIII, king of France (1610-43)

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1627 Jacques-Benigne bossuet, French bishop and writer (Louis XIV court preacher), born in Dijon, France (d. 1704)

Bishop and Writer Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
Bishop and Writer
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
  • 1643 Solomon Stoddard, American Puritan clergyman
  • 1657 Sophia, regent of Russia (1682-89)
  • 1696 Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/religious order founder
  • 1719 Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician (d. 1800)

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1722 Samuel Adams, US revolutionary and politician (Lt Gov-Mass, 1789-94), born in Boston, Massachusetts

US Revolutionary Samuel Adams
US Revolutionary
Samuel Adams
  • 1729 Michael Denis, Austrian poet, bibliographer and lepidopterist (d. 1800)
  • 1772 Martha Jefferson Randolph, daughter of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1836)

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1783 Agustin I de Iturbide, General and 1st Emperor of Mexico (1822-23), born in Valladolid, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 1824)

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
  • 1792 George Cruikshank, caricaturist (Oliver Twist), born in London, England
  • 1803 Samuel Francis DuPont, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1865)
  • 1805 George Müller, Prussian orphanage builder (d. 1898)
  • 1809 Raphael Semmes, Rear Admiral (Confederate Navy), (d. 1877)

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1817 Hiram R. Revels, 1st African American US Senator, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1901)

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
  • 1821 Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Grains de Mil)
  • 1824 William Nelson, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1830 William Babcock Hazen, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
  • 1835 John Murray Corse, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1893 [or 4/27])
  • 1838 Antony E J Modderman, Dutch minister of Justice (1879-83)
  • 1840 Alfred Thayer Mahan, US, naval officer (Influence of Sea Power)

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1840 Thomas Nast, German political cartoonist of late 1800s America, born in Landau, Germany (d. 1902)

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast
  • 1842 Alphonse Francois Renard, Belgian geologist (d. 1903)
  • 1843 Gaston Tarry, French mathematician (d. 1913)
  • 1858 Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician, founder of symbolic logic
  • 1858 Porsteinn Erlingsson, Iceland, poet (Pyrnar)
  • 1862 Louis Botha, Greytown South Africa, 1st PM of South Africa (1910-19)
  • 1864 Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist and author
  • 1864 Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and Catholic Priest (d. 1938)
  • 1866 Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Fra Cancelliraadens Dage)
  • 1866 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic Blessed (d. 1932)
  • 1867 Rosa Lewis, society caterer/owner (Cavandish Hotel-England)
  • 1871 Grazia Deledda, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)
  • 1879 Hans Hahn, Austrian mathematician (d. 1934)
  • 1885 Harry Blackstone, Sr., American magician (d. 1965)
  • 1893 Joannes DM Cornelissen, Dutch historian (Hooft & Tacitus)
  • 1894 Lothar von Richthofen German pilot (d. 1922)
  • 1896 George Bender, (Rep/Sen-R-Oh), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1896 Sam Ervin, (Sen-D-NC), Watergate committee chairman (d. 1985)
  • 1902 Miguel Aleman Valdes, Mexican attorney/president (1946-52)
  • 1905 Vjekoslav Kaleb, Yugoslavia, writer (Splendor of the Fabric)
  • 1906 William Empson, English poet/critic (Milton's God)
  • 1906 Jim Thompson, American author (d. 1977)

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1907 Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter, born in Jaranwala Tehsil, Punjab (d. 1931)

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • 1908 Shiv Verma, Indian revolutionary soldier
  • 1910 Donald Lindsay, headmaster (Malvern College)
  • 1910 Giles William Playfair, writer
  • 1911 Peter Muir Doig, politician
  • 1912 Gerben Wagenaar, resistance fighter/Dutch Communist MP
  • 1912 Mary Grierson, Bangor, Wales, botanical artist, (d. 2012)
  • 1913 Albert Ellis, American psychologist (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Samuel S Stratton, (Rep-D-NY, 1959- )
  • 1916 Frank Handlen, American artist
  • 1917 Louis Auchincloss, Lawrence NY, lawyer/novelist (Watchfires)
  • 1918 Malcolm Shepherd [2nd Baron Shepherd], Politician (L) and Leader of the House of Lords (1974-76), born in Blackburn, Lancashire (d. 2001)
  • 1918 Martin Ryle, Britain, radio astronomer/astronomer royal (1972-82)
  • 1919 Charles H Percy, (Sen-R-Ill)
  • 1919 Jayne Meadows, Wu Chang China, Mrs Steve Allen, actress (Dark Delusion)
  • 1919 James H. Wilkinson, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1920 J K Gill, president (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • 1921 Dennis Nineham, British theologian, (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Arthur Penn, director (Miracle Worker, Bonnie & Clyde), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1924 Bernard Waber, American author, (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Josef Skvorecky, Czechoslovakia, writer and publisher (End of the Nylon Age, The Cowards) (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate (Daily Mail, Evening News)
  • 1925 Robert Edwards, Batley, Yorkshire, physiologist (IVF pioneer, Nobel 2010), (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Eli van der Merwe Louw, South African minister of Transport/Manpower
  • 1927 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1928 G H Martin, British keeper of Public Records
  • 1928 Margaret Rule, consultant (Mary Rose Trust)
  • 1930 Roger Birch, Chief Constable (Sussex)
  • 1931 Gerald Warner, deputy secretary (Cabinet Office)
  • 1932 Peter Holmes, CEO (Shell Transport & Trading Company
  • 1932 Oliver E. Williamson, American economist
  • 1932 Yash Chopra, Indian director, (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Rodney Cotterill, Danish-English physicist (d. 2007)
  • 1934 DAER Peake, CEO (Kleinwort Benson Group)
  • 1936 Yuri Nikolayevich Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1938 Alexander Graham, Lord Mayor of London
  • 1939 Jim Ross Lightfoot, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1985- )
  • 1939 Nicholas Haslam, English interior designer, born in Amersham
  • 1939 Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer
  • 1941 Serge Ménard, Québécois politician
  • 1942 Tessa Blackstone "the Red Baroness", British politician and educator, born in Bures
  • 1943 Anna Gael, [Gyarmarthy], Lady Weymouth, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1943 Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat
  • 1944 IDG Garnett, British Vice-Admiral, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (NATO)
  • 1945 Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (d. 2003)
  • 1945 Kay Ryan, American poet
  • 1946 Peter H Kostmayer, (Rep-D-PA, 1977-81, 83- )
  • 1946 Ronald Fox, senior partner (Fox Williams)
  • 1946 T.C. Cannon, Kiowa/Caddo artist (d. 1978)
  • 1947 Jacques Wallage, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Education
  • 1947 Mary Jo White, American lawyer and Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1948 Michael Houlihan, director (Horniman Museum & Gardens)
  • 1948 John K. Reed, American coral biologist

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

1759 Political activist Thomas Paine (22) weds household servant Mary Lambert (21)

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine

HeartWedding of Interest

1865 Physicist Johannes van der Waals (27) weds Anna Magdalena Smit (18)

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Johannes van der Waals

HeartWedding of Interest

1876 Poet Frederic Mistral (46) weds Marie Louise Aimee Rivière

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral

HeartWedding of Interest

1920 Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies (25) weds Pattie Maie Leckie (21) at Kew Presbyterian Church in Melbourne, Australia

12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies
12th Australian Prime Minister
Robert Menzies
  • 1947 Fantasy and sci-fiction writer Ray Bradbury (27) weds Marguerite McClure (25)

Deaths in History

  • 1249 Count Raymond VII of Toulouse (b. 1197)
  • 1259 Ezzeline III da Romano, gentleman of Verona/"cruel monster", dies
  • 1304 John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey, English soldier
  • 1404 William of Wykeham, chancellor/Bishop of Winchester, dies
  • 1557 Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (b. 1497)
  • 1566 Marcus A Vida, [Marcus Hieronymus], Italian humanist/poet/bishop, dies
  • 1590 Urban VII, [Giambattista Castagna], Italian Pope (1590), dies
  • 1612 Piotr Skarga, Polish theology/PM (Sanctity of Life), dies at 76
  • 1615 Arbella Stuart, English noblewoman (b. 1575)
  • 1617 Johan Earnest count of Nassau-Siegen, dies
  • 1641 Francois van d'aerssen, mister of Sommelsdijk/diplomat, dies at 69
  • 1651 Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, dies at 78
  • 1660 St Vincent de Paul, Vincentian Cong founder, dies
  • 1674 Robert Arnauld d'andilly, French literary/financier/translator, dies
  • 1674 Thomas Traherne, English poet/mystic (Roman Forgeries), dies
  • 1700 Innocent XII, [Antonio Pignatelli], Pope (1691-1700), dies at 85
  • 1719 George Smalridge, English Bishop of Bristol (b. 1662)
  • 1730 Laurence Eusden, English poet, Poet Laureate (1718-30), dies at 42
  • 1735 Peter Artedi, Swedish naturalist (b. 1705)
  • 1737 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (b. 1680)
  • 1742 Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (b. 1672)
  • 1783 Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (b. 1730)
  • 1808 Gaetano B Vestris, ballerina, dies at 79
  • 1821 Luis (Philippus) Brion, Curacaos admiral/supreme commander, dies at 39
  • 1831 Henry van Wine, archivist/founder General Rijksarchief, dies at 91
  • 1831 Joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen, murdered at 55
  • 1844 Charles Nodier, French writer (History du chien the Brisquet), dies
  • 1868 Alexander Walewski, French earl/duke/diplomat/Foreign minister, dies
  • 1870 Henry TP Comstock, Canadian silver prospector, dies at 50
  • 1876 Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (b. 1817)
  • 1891 Ivan Goncharov, Russian author (b. 1812)
  • 1911 Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist (b. 1844)
  • 1915 Conrad T van Deventer, Dutch jurist/MP (liberal), dies at 57
  • 1915 Kaspar C E Ritter von Zumbusch, German/Austrian sculptor, dies at 84
  • 1915 Remy de Gourmont, French poet (b. 1858)
  • 1916 Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian writer (Les Heures du Soir), dies at 61
  • 1917 Edgar H G Degas, French impressionist artist (ballerina), dies at 83
  • 1940 Walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48
  • 1940 Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • 1942 Douglas Munro, only US Coast Guard with WW II-Med of Honor, dies
  • 1944 Aimee Semple McPherson, Canada/US evangelist/faith healer, dies at 53
  • 1944 Aristide Maillol, Fr sculptor/graphic artist, dies in car crash at 82
  • 1953 Jules-Marie Canneel, Flemish painter/caricaturist, dies at 72
  • 1955 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian stagewriter/journalist, dies at 71
  • 1956 Milburn Apt, in X-2 rocket plane reaches 3370 kph, but, dies in crash
  • 1960 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist/daughter of Emmeline, dies at 78
  • 1961 Hilda Doolittle, US poetess (Bid Me to Live), dies at 75
  • 1962 Francisco Brochado da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962), dies at 52
  • 1967 Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, dies at 80
  • 1972 S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1892)
  • 1974 Silvio Frondizi, Argentine lawyer, assassinated by the Triple A(b. 1907)
  • 1975 Jack Lang, Australian politician (b. 1876)
  • 1981 Coenraad van Emde Boas, Dutch sexologist, dies at 77
  • 1982 Saad Sayd, [Abu Walid], Palestinian commandant in Lebanon, dies
  • 1988 William V Shannon, US ambassador to Ireland (1977-81), dies at 61
  • 1991 Jan Hart, director (Friends of Curacao), dies
  • 1991 Oona Chaplin, daughter of Eugene O'Neill/wife of Charles, dies at 66
  • 1992 Wim Van Exter, founder Unity Profession Central (1944), dies
  • 1993 Andrei Solovyiov, Russian photographer, dies in battle at 38

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1993 James Doolittle, US air force general (Tokyo 1942), dies at 96

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle
  • 1994 Gerald Bledsoe, DJ (Soul Alive, WWRL), dies of heart attack at 51
  • 1994 Guiseppe Martelli, physicist, dies at 71
  • 1995 Alison "Night Bird" Steele, DJ (WNEW-FM, WXRK-FM), dies of cancer
  • 1996 Mohammed Najibullah, politician, dies at 55
  • 1996 Najibullah, President of Afghanistan Democratic Party (1986-90), executed
  • 1997 Walter Trampler, American violist (b. 1915)
  • 2004 John E. Mack, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1929)
  • 2007 Kenji Nagai, Japanese photojournalist (b. 1957)

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2009 William Safire, American Columnist, dies at 79

American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter William Safire
American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter
William Safire
  • 2010 Balaji Sadasivan, Singaporean politician and neurosurgeon (b. 1955)
  • 2014 James A Traficant Jr, American politician, dies at 73