Political History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 116


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0161-03-07 Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, an unprecedented political arrangement in the Roman Empire.

Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius
Roman Emperor
Antoninus Pius
Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Roman Emperor
Marcus Aurelius
  • 1268-10-29 Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings of Germany and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily, a political rival and ally to the hostile Roman Catholic church.
  • 1302-01-27 Dante becomes a Florentine political exile
  • 1345-06-11 Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.
  • 1577-08-17 Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots
  • 1598-04-13 Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
  • 1635-08-03 The third of the Tokugawa shoguns, Iemitsu, establishes the system of alternate attendance (sankin kotai) by which the feudal daimyō are required to spend one year at Edo Castle in Tokyo and one year back home at their feudal manor, while their families remained in Tokyo as virtual political hostages. (Traditional Japanese Date: June 21, 1635).

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1703-07-31 Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers.

Novelist Daniel Defoe
Novelist
Daniel Defoe
  • 1789-05-12 Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers. It later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses
  • 1808-10-17 Political rights of Jews suspended in Duchy of Warsaw

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1814-10-01 Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte the previous spring.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1814-11-01 Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1815-06-09 End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set.
  • 1843-08-30 1st time African-Americans participate in a national political convention (Liberty Party)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1847-12-05 Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis

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1854-10-04 Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1859-01-24 Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler.
  • 1868-04-07 Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by the Irish, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and only federal politician.
  • 1874-11-25 The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.
  • 1877-05-16 May 16, 1877 political crisis in France.
  • 1879-02-28 "Exodus of 1879" southern blacks flee political/economic exploitation
  • 1889-12-14 American Academy of Political & Social Science organized, Phila
  • 1903-12-30 American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans

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1904-03-03 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder.

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1905-02-25 The Nederlands Verbond van Vakverenigingenwas, a Dutch social-democratic trade union, forms

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1905-11-03 Csar Nicholas II of Russia signs a document of amnesty for the political prisoners.

  • 1908-07-09 CHU (Christian Historic Union) Dutch political party forms
  • 1914-11-27 1st British woman elected political agent (Grantham, Linconshire)
  • 1916-11-05 The Everett Massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between IWW organizers and local police.
  • 1919-11-11 Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views
  • 1920-03-23 Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms

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1921-03-17 Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1922-08-01 Hendrikus Colijn becomes political editor-in-chief of The Standard
  • 1922-12-25 -Dec 26] Lenin dictates his "Political testament"
  • 1923-01-04 Lenin's "Political Testament" calls for removal of Stalin
  • 1924-06-10 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland

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1925-02-27 Hitler resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1926-10-18 Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenin's political testament
  • 1932-10-11 1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, NYC
  • 1934-02-01 Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves all political parties but his
  • 1934-02-06 Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
  • 1935-04-21 King Boris of Bulgaria forbids all political parties
  • 1939-08-02 Hatch Act prohibits political activity by federal workers
  • 1941-07-05 German occupiers disband political parties
  • 1943-04-06 Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN) arrested
  • 1943-11-12 Landwacht (NSB-political party) forms in Netherlands
  • 1945-03-31 Sicherheitsdienst murders 10 political prisoners in Zutphen
  • 1947-07-19 Prime Minister of shadow Burma government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members assassinated by armed paramilitaries
  • 1947-07-20 1st political action of Neth Army on Java & Sumatra
  • 1947-07-21 Indonesia begins 1st political election
  • 1947-08-05 Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure
  • 1948-12-18 Indonesia begins its 2nd political election
  • 1948-12-19 2nd political action of Java/Sumatra
  • 1951-05-15 The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.
  • 1953-01-16 Egyptian Premier Gen Naguib disbands all political parties
  • 1954-04-14 Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov asks for politics asylum in Canberra
  • 1955-11-09 UN disapproves of South Africa's apartheid politics
  • 1956-06-30 Lenin's politics testament (1923) published in Moscow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956-12-06 Nelson Mandela & 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-02-20 The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-03-30 Dalai Lama flees China and is granted political asylum in India

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • 1961-12-15 Equal access rule, political parties get TV broadcasting time
  • 1966-09-15 Dutch political party (D'66) forms
  • 1967-03-06 Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US
  • 1967-04-03 113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships in Vienna, ask for political asylum
  • 1967-04-24 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."
  • 1968-03-01 Political Party Radikalen (PPR) established in Netherlands
  • 1968-04-27 Congress of Political Party Radicals (PPR) forms in Netherlands
  • 1970-09-04 Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum
  • 1971-11-05 Bolivia passes death penalty for political kidnapping
  • 1972-03-10 1st black US political convention opens (Gary Indiana)
  • 1972-06-12 John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman is the Nigger of the World" "Attica State" & "Luck of the Irish"
  • 1974-12-28 Senegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress.
  • 1975-09-01 All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh

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1975-09-06 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1976-03-25 Argentine milt junta bans leftist political parties
  • 1977-09-30 Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines
  • 1978-10-13 Swaziland's new constitution promulgated bans political parties
  • 1979-06-04 Sri Lanka forfeit ICC Trophy game vs Israel for political reasons

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979-08-08 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1980-02-02 FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected & public officials for bribes for political favors
  • 1980-04-20 Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria as hundreds of Berber political activists are arrested.
  • 1981-10-14 Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.
  • 1982-07-08 Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized.
  • 1983-01-15 Dutch political party DS'70 disbands
  • 1983-09-23 Argentina milt regime gives amnesty to military/political assassins
  • 1986-08-08 Altaf Hussain's address at Nishtar Park Karachi, announcing the establishment of the MQM political movement.
  • 1988-12-16 Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud
  • 1989-04-21 Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom
  • 1989-06-21 Supreme Court rules ok to burn US flag as a political expression
  • 1989-10-15 South Africa President FW de Klerk frees ANC Founder Walter Sisulu & 4 other political prisoners
  • 1990-02-02 South Africa's Pres FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs
  • 1990-02-07 USSR Communist party agrees to allow opposition political parties
  • 1990-02-11 Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa
  • 1990-04-08 King Birendra of Nepal lifts 30-year ban on political parties
  • 1990-05-27 Radical Democratic Party holds 1st political meetings in Moscow
  • 1990-08-31 East & West Germany sign a treaty to join legal & political systems
  • 1991-02-16 Dutch PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands
  • 1991-06-15 Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Québécois.
  • 1992-01-12 A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 130


Person of interestPerson of Interest

0100-07-13 BC Julius Caesar, Roman military and political leader, born in Rome (d. 44 BC), (or July 12)

Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman
Julius Caesar
  • 1565-09-28 Alessandro Tassoni, Modena Italy, political writer (Rape of Bucket)
  • 1611-01-07 James Harrington, England, political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)
  • 1648-12-15 Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)
  • 1724-04-27 Col. Thomas Gardner, a heroic political figure and soldier (d. 1775)
  • 1725-03-17 Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (d. 1806)
  • 1733-05-04 Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (d. 1799)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1737-01-29 Thomas Paine, Thetford Great Britain, English/American political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason)

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine
  • 1756-03-03 William Godwin, philosopher/political writer (Caleb Williams)
  • 1769-01-05 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics)
  • 1774-02-11 Hans Järta, Swedish political activist (d. 1847)
  • 1780-09-28 Elie Decazes, France, Bourbon Restoration political figure
  • 1790-10-22 Jan Ackersdijk, Dutch political economist
  • 1792-08-26 Manuel Oribe, Uruguayan political figure (d. 1857)
  • 1802-06-12 Harriet Martineau, controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist (d. 1876)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1806-05-20 John Stuart Mill, English philosopher, political economist and utilitarian, born in London (d. 1873)

Philosopher and Political Economist John Stuart Mill
Philosopher and Political Economist
John Stuart Mill
  • 1808-09-06 Abd al-Qadir, Algerian political and military leader (d. 1883)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1823-04-03 William M. "Boss" Tweed, American politician and corrupt New York political boss, born in New York City (d. 1878)

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • 1829-12-14 John Mercer Langston, 1st African American to hold US political office

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1840-09-27 Thomas Nast, Landau Germany, political cartoonist of late 1800s America

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast
  • 1840-10-30 William G Sumner, US sociologist/political analyst
  • 1852-08-22 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)
  • 1854-09-02 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)
  • 1858-05-24 Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)
  • 1858-07-15 Emmeline Pankhurst, England, found (Women's Social & Political Union)
  • 1859-12-26 William Stephens, U.S. political figure (d. 1944)
  • 1864-06-13 Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist (d. 1922)
  • 1864-07-23 Apolinario Mabini, Filipino political theoretician and Prime Minister (d. 1903)
  • 1873-01-11 John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (d. 1949)
  • 1873-12-18 Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (d. 1957)
  • 1874-07-03 Apirana Turupa Ngata, Kawaka NZ, Maori political/cultural leader
  • 1876-09-01 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (d. 1961)
  • 1877-03-17 Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (People/Nutcracker)
  • 1879-11-10 Patrick Pearse, Irish political activist (d. 1916)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1889-09-23 Walter Lippmann, American journalist/political writer (Public Opinion), born in NYC, New York

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-09-24 Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), religious figure, and political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution (d. 1989)

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1902-10-11 Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)
  • 1904-02-17 Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (d. 1980)
  • 1905-03-14 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist
  • 1909-04-08 William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist
  • 1909-10-13 Herblock, [Herbert L Block], Roosevelt, Utah, political cartoonist
  • 1910-08-10 Angus Campbell, US, psychologist (Elections & Political Order)
  • 1910-10-11 Joseph Alsop, political newspaper columnist (Men Around the President)
  • 1912-03-13 James Friell, political cartoonist
  • 1912-06-29 John Toland, US, political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971)
  • 1912-08-01 Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist
  • 1915-08-14 B.A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and journalist (d. 1998)
  • 1915-10-28 Richard Michael Fraser, political Administrator
  • 1916-03-13 Corinne Boggs, political administrator
  • 1916-10-07 Walt W Rostow, economist (Politics & Stages of Growth), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917-06-27 Ronald George Hayward, political manager
  • 1918-01-07 Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1918-07-18 Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-90) and South African President (1994-99), born in Mvezo, Umtatu, South Africa (d. 2013)

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1918-08-01 Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist, born in Carmarthenshire (d. 1999)
  • 1918-08-03 James MacGregor Burns, political writer (The Lion & the Fox)
  • 1919-06-23 Muhammad Boudiaf, Algerian political leader (d. 1992)
  • 1920-05-08 Maurice Cranston, political scientist
  • 1920-06-07 Georges Marchais, political leader (French Communist Party)
  • 1920-10-18 Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and political activist (d. 1994)
  • 1921-10-29 William Henry Mauldin, NM, political cartoonist (Pulitzer-1945, 59)
  • 1923-03-20 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani Author, Journalist and Political Activist (d. 2006)
  • 1923-03-29 Julia Montgomery Walsh, political consultant/writer
  • 1924-06-08 Lyn Nofziger, American political operative (d. 2006)
  • 1925-01-27 Geoffrey Tucker, British political consultant
  • 1925-05-30 Gerard John Toorenaar, political commissar in Amsterdam (1975-79)
  • 1925-10-18 Ramiz Alia, political leader of Albania
  • 1926-06-17 Alan Walters, political economist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1927-04-18 Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist (The Clash of Civilizations) and presidential adviser, born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)

Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser Samuel P. Huntington
Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser
Samuel P. Huntington
  • 1927-05-11 Mort Sahl, comedian/political satirist/beatnik (Big Party), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1929-05-03 Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist
  • 1929-07-24 Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929-12-17 William Safire, political columnist (NY Times)/speech writer (Nixon), (d. 2009)

American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter William Safire
American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter
William Safire
  • 1931-03-20 John Rae, British educator (Conscience & Politics)
  • 1932-02-08 Jan H Christiaanse, president Dutch political party (CDA)
  • 1932-08-23 Mark Russell, political satirist/pianist (Real People), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1932-10-12 Dick Gregory, comedian/political activist/dietician (Bahamian Diet)
  • 1933-07-11 Olga Havlova, political activist
  • 1934-02-26 Robert Novak, American political columnist
  • 1934-08-22 Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC)
  • 1934-09-14 Kate Millett, feminist/author (Sexual Politics), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1935-02-21 Jean Pelletier, French Canadian political operative
  • 1935-11-16 Elizabeth Drew, journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption)
  • 1936-03-01 Marion Farouk-Sluglett, political scientist
  • 1936-06-03 David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist
  • 1938-11-02 Patrick Buchanan, conservative political columnist
  • 1939-01-10 David Horowitz, American author and political commentator
  • 1939-02-18 Claude Ake, political scientist
  • 1939-06-15 Ward Connerly, American political figure
  • 1939-08-02 Benjamin Barber, American political theorist
  • 1941-04-11 Ellen Goodman, American political columnist
  • 1941-05-04 George Will, Champaign, Illinois, American political analyst (Night Line)
  • 1941-09-16 Richard Perle, American political advisor
  • 1942-03-23 Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
  • 1943-05-22 Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1943-12-19 Ross M. Lence, American political scientist (d. 2006)
  • 1944-08-30 Molly Ivins, American political humorist (d. 2007)
  • 1944-09-21 Hamilton Jordan, political advisor (Crisis, Last Year of Carter Pres)
  • 1944-10-25 James Carville, American political stategist and commentator
  • 1945-01-27 Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader (d. 2005)
  • 1945-08-04 John Qace Hardbattle, political activist

Famous Deaths

  • 1594-06-03 John Aylmer, English political theorist (b. 1521)
  • 1635-04-25 Alessandro Tassoni, Italian political writer (Rape of Bucket), dies at 69
  • 1677-09-11 James Harrington, English political philosopher (b. 1611)
  • 1680-09-11 Roger Crab, English Puritan political writer (b. 1621)
  • 1799-02-19 Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (b. 1733)
  • 1806-02-20 Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (b. 1725)
  • 1824-12-21 James Parkinson, English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (b. 1755)
  • 1825-05-19 Claude Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de Saint-Simon, French political philosopher (b. 1760)
  • 1836-04-07 William Godwin, English political writer (b. 1756)
  • 1871-05-07 Louis Papineau, political reformer, dies
  • 1879-01-22 George Shepstone, British political affiliate, dies in battle
  • 1881-01-01 Louis Auguste Blanqui, French political activist (b. 1805)
  • 1897-12-29 William James Linton, American wood engraver and political reformer. (b. 1812)
  • 1900-12-21 Roger Wolcott, American political figure, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1847)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-12-07 Thomas Nast, US political cartoonist, dies at 62

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast
  • 1910-02-08 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (b. 1854)
  • 1918-08-03 Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (Het Volk), dies at 41
  • 1919-11-15 Mohammad Farid, an influential Egyptian political figure.
  • 1928-06-03 Li Yüan-hung, Chinese general and political figure (b. 1864)
  • 1930-04-16 José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894)
  • 1940-02-28 Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81
  • 1942-10-27 Helmuth Hubener, Youth Political Activist against the Hitler regime (b. 1925)
  • 1943-10-09 Jan Dieters, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed
  • 1943-10-09 Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed
  • 1944-03-04 Fannie Barrier Williams, American educator and political activist (b. 1855)
  • 1944-04-24 William Stephens, U.S. political figure (b. 1859)
  • 1949-03-14 John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (b. 1873)
  • 1950-12-15 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian political leader, Iron Man of India (b. 1875)
  • 1952-08-31 Henri Bourassa, French Canadian political leader (b. 1868)
  • 1957-11-21 Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (b. 1873)
  • 1961-10-14 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (b. 1876)
  • 1967-07-08 Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani political figure (b. 1893)
  • 1972-05-06 Deniz Gezmiş, Turkish Left-wing Political Activist (b. 1947)
  • 1975-10-02 Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)
  • 1977-03-15 Hubert Aquin, Quebec novelist, political activist and editor (b. 1929)
  • 1977-11-11 Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist (b. 1950)
  • 1980-07-23 Mollie Steimer, anarchist agitator and American political prisoner (b. 1897)
  • 1981-05-01 Clarence A Bacote, historian/political scientist, dies at 75
  • 1983-10-17 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist, dies at 78
  • 1991-03-29 Lee Atwater, political strategists (R), dies of brain tumor at 40
  • 1991-10-02 Jan H Christianse, political chairman (CDA), dies
  • 1993-06-26 William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)
  • 1994-06-26 Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist, dies at 65
  • 1995-08-23 Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist, dies at 66
  • 1996-01-27 Olga Havlova, political activist, dies at 63
  • 1996-02-25 Marion Farouk Political scientist-Sluglett, dies at 59
  • 1996-03-22 Ronald George Hayward, political manager, dies at 78
  • 1996-04-29 Tony Hymphris, political activist, dies at 45
  • 1996-04-30 David Michael Ifshin, British political campaign organiser, dies at 46
  • 1996-06-13 David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist, dies at 60
  • 1996-07-01 Richard Michael Fraser, political administrator, dies at 80
  • 1996-08-22 William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist, dies at 87
  • 1996-11-07 Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist, dies at 84
  • 1996-11-07 Claude Ake, political scientist, dies at 57
  • 1996-11-12 John Qace Hardbattle, political activist, dies at 51
  • 1997-02-04 James Friell, political cartoonist, dies at 84
  • 2000-01-01 Colin Vaughan, Australian political journalist (b. 1931)
  • 2000-06-08 Jeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist (b. 1948)
  • 2001-02-01 André D'Allemagne, Quebec teacher, political observer and essayist (b. 1929)
  • 2001-09-11 Barbara Olson, American political commentator (b. 1955)
  • 2002-08-16 Abu Nidal, Palestinian political leader (b. 1937)
  • 2002-11-24 John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)
  • 2003-03-16 Rachel Corrie, American political activist (b. 1979)
  • 2003-08-29 Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (b.1939)
  • 2003-10-31 Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)
  • 2003-12-15 George Fisher, American political cartoonist (b. 1923)
  • 2005-06-03 Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader, writer, and lawyer (b. 1945)
  • 2006-03-27 Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan (b. 1924)
  • 2006-08-01 Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (b. 1949)
  • 2006-12-14 Anton Balasingham, chief political strategist of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (b. 1938)
  • 2006-12-18 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author, journalist and political activist (b. 1923)
  • 2007-01-31 Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author (b. 1944)
  • 2007-02-03 Ralph de Toledano, Moroccan-born American political columnist and author (b. 1916)
  • 2007-02-28 Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian and political commentator (b.1917)
  • 2007-03-06 Jean Baudrillard, French cultural theorist, philosopher, political commentator and photographer (b. 1929)
  • 2007-04-26 Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive (b. 1921)
  • 2008-08-13 Bill Gwatney, American political figure (b. 1959)