On This Day

1996 in History (Part 6)

Events in History


Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

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  • Aug 31 Harald Penrose, British test pilot, dies at 92
  • Aug 31 David Pollock, Viscount Hanworth, British barrister, dies at 80
  • Sep 1 Karl Kehrle, Benedictine monk and beekeeper, dies at 98
  • Sep 1 Charles Daniels, archaeologist, dies at 63
  • Sep 1 George Levy, English antique dealer, heritage campaigner, dies at 69
  • Sep 2 Emily Kngwarreye, artist, dies at 86
  • Sep 2 Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West, dies at 71
  • Sep 3 John Cheek, Falkland Islands advocate, dies at 56
  • Sep 3 Julian Amery, British conservative politician and minister, dies at 77
  • Sep 3 Robert Croften Brown, politician, dies at 75
  • Sep 5 Rose Isabel Williams, sister of Tennessee Williams, dies at 86
  • Sep 8 Elizabeth Eyre de Lanaux, designer artist/writer, dies at 102
  • Sep 9 Jack Pepys, immunologist, dies at 82
  • Sep 10 Hans List, Austrian scientist and inventor, dies at 100
  • Sep 12 Ernesto Geisel, 29th President of Brazil (1974-79), dies at 89
  • Sep 12 Geoffrey Bryan Bentley, Canon of Windsor and moral theologian, dies at 87
  • Sep 12 James Gulliver, Scottish businessman (Argyll Foods), dies at 66
  • Sep 12 Lloyd Turner, journalist (Daily Express), dies at 57
  • Sep 12 Oscar Michael Moore, journalist, dies at 36
  • Sep 12 Richard Maling Barrer, chemist, dies at 86
  • Sep 12 Ricardo López, Uruguayan-born American stalker of Björk, commits suicide aged 21
  • Sep 13 Anthony Nicholas Maria Wahl, American historian, dies at 68
  • Sep 13 Cesar Mendoza, general of Military junta of Chile (1973-85), dies
  • Sep 14 Clive Beadon, British RAF Wing Commander and pilot (WWII), dies at 77
  • Sep 14 Joe Elsby Martin, boxing coach, dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Brother Eugene Gerard Salois, teacher, dies at 76
  • Sep 15 George Scheuer, Austrian writer and journalist, dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Peter Michael Grayson, British showman, dies at 70
  • Sep 16 Andrew MacElhone, bar owner, dies at 73
  • Sep 16 McGeorge Bundy, US national security advisor (1961-66), dies at 77

Person of interestSpiro Agnew

Sep 17 Spiro Agnew, American politician (Vice President, 1969 until resignation over corruption allegations in 1973), dies of leukemia at 77

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • Sep 19 Douglas Hyde, English political journalist, dies at 85
  • Sep 19 Timothy Nicholson, journalist, dies at 32
  • Sep 20 Max Manus, Norwegian resistance fighter and author who specialized in sabotage during World War II, dies at 81
  • Sep 20 Murtaza Bhutto, Pakistani politician, dies at 42
  • Sep 20 Paul Erdos, Hungarian mathematician, dies of heart attack at 83
  • Sep 21 John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher, dies at 42
  • Sep 21 Julius Silverman, British Labour Party politician, dies at 90
  • Sep 21 Sabine Zlatin, Polish-born French nurse, who tried save Izieu children from Nazis, dies at 89
  • Sep 22 Mohammed Ben Amhed Abdelghani, Prime Minister of Algeria (1979-84), dies
  • Sep 23 Stuart Pigott, archaeologist, dies at 86
  • Sep 23 Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoonist (b. 1933)
  • Sep 23 Stuart Piggott, British archaeologist best known for his work on prehistoric Wessex, dies at 86
  • Sep 24 Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, egyptologist, dies at 87
  • Sep 24 Pavel Anatolievich Sudoplatov, spy, dies at 89
  • Sep 24 Henry Charles Gordon, American engineer and astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 70
  • Sep 25 Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator, dies at 80
  • Sep 25 Nicu Ceaușescu, youngest child of Romanian Communist Dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and considered the President's heir apparent, dies of cirrhosis at 45
  • Sep 26 Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist, dies at 75
  • Sep 26 George Henderson, Scottish priest (Bishop of Argyll and the Isles from 1977-92), dies at 74
  • Sep 27 Mohammad Najibullah, President of Afghanistan (1987-92), executed at 49
  • Sep 29 Shūsaku Endō, Japanese writer (Sea & Poison, Silence), dies at 73
  • Sep 29 Ethel Jane Cain, British telephonist and original UK Speaking Clock voice, dies at 87
  • Sep 29 Leslie Crowther, entertainer, dies at 63>>
  • Sep 30 Elizabeth Gille, writer translator/editor, dies at 59
  • Sep 30 Frances Lear, writer, dies at 73
  • Sep 30 Kenneth Muir, English scholar, dies at 89
  • Sep 30 Udom Patpongsiri, property developer, dies at 79
  • Oct 1 Patrick McGeown, Irish IRA member and hunger striker, dies at 40
  • Oct 2 Andrey Lukanov, Bulgarian politician (40th Prime Minister of Bulgaria), assassinated at 58
  • Oct 2 Ivan Mark Waller, English mountaineer, dies at 89
  • Oct 2 Robert Bourassa, Prime Minister of Quebec province (1970-76, 85-93), dies at 63
  • Oct 2 Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman, dies at 79
  • Oct 2 Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian, dies at 93
  • Oct 3 Denis Frank Owen, British ecologist and natural historian, dies at 65
  • Oct 3 Eustace Wenworth Roskill, law lord, dies at 85
  • Oct 3 Thomas ap Rees, British botanist, dies in a cycling accident at 65
  • Oct 3 Tony Parker, British oral historian, dies at 73
  • Oct 4 Martyn Harris, journalist, dies at 43
  • Oct 4 Tim N Gidal Gidalewitsch, photojournalist, dies at 87
  • Oct 5 Seymour Cray, American inventor (Cray Research, Cray I supercomputer), dies after a car accident at 71
  • Oct 6 Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner, dies at 57
  • Oct 7 Charles Wegg Solicitor-Prosser, dies at 86
  • Oct 8 Geoffrey Finsberg, British politician, dies at 70
  • Oct 8 Joseph Roy George Ralston, pilot, dies at 81
  • Oct 9 Alan Charles Downes, founder member of Independent Television News and cameraman, dies at 58
  • Oct 9 Nigel Thomas Loveridge Fisher, politician, dies at 83
  • Oct 9 Richard Clarkson, aerodynamicist, dies at 94
  • Oct 9 Joachim Wohlgemuth, German writer, dies at 64
  • Oct 10 Dick Pickering, trade unionist, dies at 54
  • Oct 10 Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, British Royal Navy officer, dies at 83
  • Oct 10 John Hillaby, English writer and traveller, dies at 79
  • Oct 10 Siddig El Nigoumi, ceramicist, dies at 65
  • Oct 10 David Viscott, American psychiatrist and media personality, dies at 58
  • Oct 11 Arthur Walter Lucas, first Chief Restorer of the National Gallery, London, dies at 80
  • Oct 11 Edith Tilton Penrose, American-born British economist (The Theory of the Growth of the Firm), dies at 81
  • Oct 11 Terry Patchett, politician, dies at 56
  • Oct 11 William Vickrey, Canadian economist (Nobel 1996), dies at 82
  • Oct 11 Lars Ahlfors, Finnish mathematician (b. 1907)
  • Oct 12 David Gilroy Bevan, British politician, dies at 86
  • Oct 12 Pavel Alexandrovich Solovyov, aero-engine designer, dies at 79
  • Oct 12 Trevor Illtyd williams, scientific writer, dies at 75
  • Oct 13 Albert Hughes Williams, teacher and historian, dies at 89
  • Oct 13 Henri Nannen, journalist, dies at 82
  • Oct 14 William John Raff Hooper, British cartoonist (Percy Prune), dies at 80
  • Oct 15 Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer, dies at 69
  • Oct 16 Anthony Griffin, sailor, dies at 75
  • Oct 16 Eric Malpass, English writer, dies at 85
  • Oct 16 Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst and artist, dies at 82
  • Oct 18 Guiseppe Panini, industrialist, dies at 71