On This Day

What Happened on December 30, 1460

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne killed in Battle of Wakefield at 49 (b. 1411)