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On This Day in History for August 25

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

325 First Council of Nicaea ends with adoption of the Nicene Creed establishing the doctrine of the Holy Trinity

Christian Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra Saint Nicholas
Christian Saint and Greek Bishop of Myra
Saint Nicholas
  • 357 Battle at Straatsburg: Julianus beats Alamannen, Chonodomarius caught
  • 1212 Children's crusade under Nicolas (10) reaches Genoa
  • 1248 The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
  • 1330 Antipope Nicholas V, having obtained assurance of pardon, presents a confession of his sins to Pope John XXII, at Avignon, who absolved him
  • 1425 Countess Jacoba of Bavaria escapes from jail
  • 1499 Battle at Sapienza: Turkish fleet beats Venetians
  • 1515 Conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar founds Havana in modern day Cuba, on the southern coast of the island. Moved to its current location in 1519.
  • 1537 The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
  • 1540 Explorer Hernando de Alarcon travels up Colorado River
  • 1566 Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht
  • 1580 Battle of Alcantara, Spain defeats Portugal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1609 Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers

Astronomer and Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer and Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • 1628 Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia
  • 1654 Battle of Arras: Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Condé, failed to take Arras and withdrew to Cambrai.
  • 1689 Battle at Charleroi: Spanish & English armies chase French
  • 1689 Montreal taken by Iroquois

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1698 Tsar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through Western Europe

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1718 Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans founded

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1768 Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England, on his first voyage on board the Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean

Explorer James Cook
James Cook
Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • 1795 Curaçao slaves opponents returns to St Christopher

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1802 Toussaint Louverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France

General and Revolutionary Toussaint Louverture
General and Revolutionary
Toussaint Louverture
  • 1814 British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books (War of 1812)
  • 1819 Paris Salon opens with Théodore Géricault’s painting "Raft of the Medusa" causing a sensation
  • 1825 Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)
  • 1829 President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses
  • 1830 Belgium revolts against Netherlands and begins the Belgian Revolution
  • 1835 New York Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel
  • 1862 US Secretary of War authorizes Gen Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves
  • 1864 Combination rail & ferry service available from San Francisco to Alameda
  • 1864 Battle of Petersburg: Battle of Ream's Station
  • 1886 1st international polo meet (US vs England)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1892 British naval officer David Beatty is promoted to lieutenant

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • 1894 -26] Balinese troops assault Dutch army, 97 killed
  • 1894 Japanese scientist Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet
  • 1898 700 Greeks and 15 Englishmen are slaughtered by the Turks in Heraklion, Greece.
  • 1908 Allen Winter wins US 1st $50,000 trotting race
  • 1908 National Association of Colored Nurses forms
  • 1910 Yellow Cab is founded.
  • 1912 1st time an aircraft recovers from a spin
  • 1912 Different nationalities battle with each other in Macedonia
  • 1912 The Kuomintang, the Chinese nationalist party, is founded.
  • 1914 -26] Belgian offensive at Antwerp
  • 1914 German Zeppelins bomb Antwerp, Belgium, 10 die
  • 1914 German troops march into France and push French army to the Sedan
  • 1914 German troops in occupied Belgium begin the 6 week "Sack of Louvain," destroying historical buildings and killing hundreds of civilians
  • 1915 Hurricane kills 275 in Galveston, Texas with $50 million damage
  • 1916 US Department of Interior forms National Park Service
  • 1919 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
  • 1920 Russia suffers a final decisive defeat in the Battle of Warsaw against Poland
  • 1921 US signs peace treaty with Germany
  • 1921 The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain, a civil uprising in Logan County, West Virginia
  • 1924 International maritime treaty drawn
  • 1925 Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organizes (Harlem NY)
  • 1925 Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg
  • 1926 Pavlos Koundouris becomes president of Greece

The Age of ZeppelinsThe Age of Zeppelins

1929 Graf Zeppelin passes over San Francisco for Los Angeles after trans-Pacific voyage

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The Hindenburg bursts into flames as it approaches its mooring mast. Thirty-six people died.
The Hindenburg bursts into flames as it approaches its mooring mast. Thirty-six people died.
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1932 Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight

  • 1936 Odourless cornstarch is patented in the US by Ralph W. Kerr
  • 1937 Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast
  • 1940 First British night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
  • 1940 Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia incorporated into Soviet Union
  • 1941 British & Soviet troops attack pro-German Iran
  • 1941 German troops conquer Nowgorod, Leningrad
  • 1942 SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht
  • 1943 German occupiers impose 72-hour work week

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943 Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten appointed Supreme Allied Commander in SE Asia

Supreme Allied Commander and Last Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten
Supreme Allied Commander and Last Viceroy of India
Lord Mountbatten
  • 1943 Red Army under Gen Vatutin recaptures Achtyrka
  • 1943 US forces overrun New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WW II
  • 1944 France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944 General Charles de Gaulle walks the Champs Elysees in Paris after the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1944 US Army XII Corps reaches Troyes, France
  • 1945 Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine
  • 1947 Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speed record of 1,047 kph
  • 1950 US President Harry Truman orders army to take control of railroad to avert a strike
  • 1952 Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth
  • 1955 Last Soviet forces leave Austria
  • 1957 Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao

Historic InventionInstant Ramen

1958 Momofuku Ando markets the first package of precooked instant noodles (Chikin Ramen)

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The packaging of the first chicken instant ramen in 1958
The packaging of the first chicken instant ramen in 1958
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  • 1960 Demonstrations against Congolese prime minister Patrice Lumumba
  • 1961 Brazilian president Janio Quadros, resigns
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1964 Singapore limits imports from Netherlands due to Indonesian aggression
  • 1967 Paraguay accepts its constitution
  • 1967 Train crash at Beesd, Netherlands: 2 die
  • 1971 Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party Gerry Fitt presents a number of allegations of brutality by the security forces in Northern Ireland to representatives of the United Nations
  • 1973 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1973 Zambia adopts constitution
  • 1974 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1974 LA Aztecs defeat Miami Toros to win NASL cup
  • 1976 Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion
  • 1979 Somali adopts constitution
  • 1981 Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09)

USAVoyager 2 Spacecraft

1981 Voyager 2's closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km)

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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-7 launch vehicle
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-7 launch vehicle
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  • 1983 US & USSR sign $10 billion grain pact
  • 1984 French airship capsizes
  • 1984 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1985 STS 51-I scrubbed at T -9m because of an onboard computer problem
  • 1987 Dow Jones industrial stock avg reaches record 2722.42

Birthdays in History

Person of interestIvan the Terrible

1530 Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], 1st tsar of Russia (1533-84), born in Kolomenskoye, Russia (d. 1584)

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • 1561 Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1632)
  • 1624 François de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France, born in Forez, France (d. 1709)
  • 1662 John Leverett the Younger, American President of Harvard (d. 1724)
  • 1664 Johan van de Bergh, Leids regent, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1755)
  • 1691 Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1736)
  • 1724 George Stubbs, British animal painter (Horse Frightened by Lion), born in Liverpool (d. 1806)
  • 1741 Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and adventurer, born in Bischofswerda, Germany (d. 1792)
  • 1744 Johann G von Herder, German philosopher, theologist and poet, born in Morąg, Poland (d. 1803)
  • 1767 Antoine Louis Léon de Saint-Just, French revolutionary and writer, born in Decize, France (d. 1794)
  • 1786 Ludwig I, King of Bavaria (1825-48), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1868)
  • 1788 Cornelis J van Assen, Dutch jurist (Language of the Constitution), born in Harlingen, Friesland (d. 1859)
  • 1796 James Lick, American land baron in California, born in Stumpstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1876)
  • 1803 Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duque de Caxias and Brazilian military leader, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1880)
  • 1811 Joseph Dana Webster, American civil engineer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hampton, New Hampshire (d. 1876)
  • 1812 Percival Drayton, American captain (Union Navy), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1865)
  • 1819 Allan Pinkerton, American private detective and founder of Chicago detective agency, born in Glasgow (d. 1894)
  • 1823 John Newton, American engineer and Major General (Union Army), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1895)
  • 1825 Henry Warner Birge, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1888)
  • 1836 Bret Harte, American author (Outcasts of Poker Flat), born in Albany, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1841 Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, Thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1917)
  • 1845 Ludwig II, Mad king of Bavaria (1864-86), born in Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany (d. 1886)
  • 1846 Judith Gautier, French poetess, novelist (Le Dragon Impérial) and daughter of Theophile Gautier, born in Paris (d. 1917)
  • 1851 Alexander, Prince of Orange, heir apparent to the Netherlands, born in Noordeinde Palace, The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1884)
  • 1860 Henrietta Vinton Davis, African-American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator and public speaker, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1941)
  • 1867 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1951)
  • 1877 Joshua L. Cowen, American inventor (electric train), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1882 Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician and President of Ireland (1945-59), born in Abbotstown, Dublin (d. 1966)
  • 1893 Henry Trendley Dean, American dental researcher, born in East St. Louis, Illinois (d. 1962)
  • 1898 Helmut Hasse, German mathematician, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1979)
  • 1905 Sister Faustina [Helena Kowalska], Polish Roman Catholic nun and mystic, born in Głogowiec, Poland (d. 1938)
  • 1906 Eugen Gerstenmaier, German politician (CDU), born in Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Mollie Panter-Downes, British writer and columnist (The Shoreless Sea), born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1907 Desmond Flower, English publisher, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1910 J. B. Charles [Willem H. Nagel], Dutch criminologist and writer, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • 1910 Dorothea Tanning, American artist (Nachtmusik, 1943, Night Shadow, 1945), born in Galesburg, Illinois (d. 2012)

Person of interestVõ Nguyên Giáp

1911 Võ Nguyên Giáp, Vietnamese general (Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam War) and politician, born in Lệ Thủy District, Vietnam (d. 2013)

North Vietnamese General Võ Nguyên Giáp
North Vietnamese General
Võ Nguyên Giáp
  • 1912 Erich Honecker, German politician, Head of State of East Germany (1971-89), born in Neunkirchen (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Walt Kelly, American cartoonist and animator (Pogo), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • 1915 Walter Trampler, American violist (Beaux Arts Trio), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1916 Frederick Robbins, American pediatrician and bacteriologist (Nobel 1954), born in Auburn, Alabama (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator and flying ace of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, born in Saga District, Japan (d. 2000)

Person of interestGeorge Wallace

1919 George Wallace, American politician (Gov-D-Ala) and presidential candidate, born in Clio, Alabama (d. 1998)

Governor of Alabama and Segregationist George Wallace
Governor of Alabama and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • 1920 Jef Diederen, Dutch painter, born in Heerlen, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • 1921 Brian Moore, Irish novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician, born in Quebec, Canada (d. 1999)
  • 1925 Thea Astley, Australian novelist and short-story writer, born in Queensland, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1931 Regis Philbin, American talk & game show host (Joey Bishop Show; Live with Regis & Kathie Lee; Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1932 Anatoli Yakovlevich Kartashov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Sadovoye, Russia (d. 2005)
  • 1934 John Stears, special effects expert (Dr No), born in Middlesex, England
  • 1934 Valery F. Bykovsky, USSR cosmonaut (Vostok V, Soyuz 22, 31/39), born in Pavlovsky Posad, Soviet Union
  • 1934 Lise Bacon, French-Canadian politician, born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Canada
  • 1934 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, 4th President of Iran (1989-97) and de facto commander-in-chief of the Iranian military during the Iran-Iraq War, born in Bahreman, Persia (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Charles Wright, American poet (Black Zodiac), born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee
  • 1936 Max Beauvoir, Haiti Chief Voodoo Priest, born in Haiti (d. 2015)
  • 1938 Frederick Forsyth, British author (Day of the Jackal, Deceiver, Odessa File), born in Ashford, Kent, England
  • 1939 John Badham, English-born American director (Dracula, Short Circuit), born in Luton, England
  • 1941 Shirley Carter Burden, patrician, born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 1996)
  • 1942 Nathan Deal, American attorney and politician (Rep-D-Georgia), born in Millen, Georgia
  • 1944 Sherley Anne Williams, American poet and novelist (Dessa Rose), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1944 Conrad Black, Canadian-born British newspaper magnate, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1946 Larry LaRocco, American politician (Rep-D-Idaho), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and children's books author (Tickle Day: Poems from Father Goose), born in Bayside, New York
  • 1949 Martin Amis, English novelist (London Fields), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1963 James Backhouse, British artist
  • 1964 Timothy Nicholson, journalist
  • 1964 Maxim Kontsevich, Russian mathematician, born in Khimki, Russia
  • 1966 Michael Cohen, American lawyer to Donald Trump, born in Long Island, New York
  • 1971 Quintis "Chico" Ristie, Suriname radio host
  • 1975 Jeremy Horn, American MMA Fighter
  • 1981 Clare Oliver, Australian cancer activist (d. 2007)

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

1749 British admiral Samuel Hood (24) weds Susannah Linzee in Portsmouth, England

British Admiral Samuel Hood
British Admiral
Samuel Hood
  • 1885 "Little House On The Prairie" author Laura Ingalls (18) weds Almonzo James Wilder (28)

LoveWedding of Interest

1925 Suffragette Kate Sheppard (78) weds printer and author William Sidney Lovell-Smith (72) in Christchurch, New Zealand

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard
  • 1940 1st parachute wedding: Reverend Homer Tomlinson marries Arno Rudolphi and Ann Hayward while all are suspended in parachutes.

LoveWedding of Interest

1962 Future US General Colin Powell (25) weds audiologist Alma Johnson (24) at the First Congregational Church in Birmingham, Alabama

General and US Secretary of State Colin Powell
General and US Secretary of State
Colin Powell
  • 2001 Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (28), eldest son of King Harald V weds commoner Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby (28) at Oslo Cathedral in Norway
  • 2005 Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (33) weds Princess Anita van Eijk (25) on a civil ceremony at the Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn, Netherlands
  • 2010 Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark (40) weds Tatiana Blatnik (29) at the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas on Spetses Island in Greece

Deaths in History

  • 383 Gratian (Flavius Gratianus), Emperor of Rome (375-383), murdered at 25
  • 471 Gennadius I, Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 458)
  • 882 Louis III, King of France (879-82), dies at 19
  • 1192 Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1142)
  • 1270 Louis IX (Saint Louis), King of France (1226-70), dies from plague at 56
  • 1282 Thomas Cantilupe, English saint (b. ca 1218)
  • 1330 Sir James Douglas, Scottish soldier (b. 1286)
  • 1346 Louis of Nevers, Count of Flanders, dies in battle

Person of interestMargaret of Anjou

1482 Margaret of Anjou, wife of King Henry VI of England, dies at 52

Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England Margaret of Anjou
Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England
Margaret of Anjou
  • 1554 Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, English great admiral, dies
  • 1556 David Jorisz, Flemish glass blower/sect leader, dies at about 54
  • 1580 Frederick Schenk van Toutenburg, last archbishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1632 Thomas Dekker, English dramatist (b. ca. 1572)
  • 1649 Richard Crashaw, English clergyman/poet, dies at about 36

Person of interestHenry Morgan

1688 Henry Morgan, Welsh pirate and privateer who raided Spanish settlements and shipping, dies at 53

Pirate Henry Morgan
Henry Morgan
  • 1699 Christian V, King of Denmark and Norway, dies at 53
  • 1711 Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician

Person of interestDavid Hume

1776 David Hume, Scottish philosopher and historian (A Treatise of Human Nature), dies of abdominal cancer at 65

Philosopher David Hume
David Hume
  • 1789 Mary Ball Washington, mother of George, dies
  • 1792 Jacques Cazotte, French writer (b. 1719)

Person of interestJames Watt

1819 James Watt, Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer and chemist (steam engine), dies at 83

Inventor, Engineer and Chemist James Watt
Inventor, Engineer and Chemist
James Watt

Person of interestWilliam Herschel

1822 William Herschel, German-British astronomer (discovered Uranus), dies at 83

Astronomer William Herschel
William Herschel
  • 1835 Ann Rutledge, said to be Abraham Lincoln's true love, dies at 22
  • 1840 Karl Leberecht Immermann, German writer, dies at 44
  • 1846 Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian traveller and naturalist, dies at 73

Person of interestMichael Faraday

1867 Michael Faraday, English scientist discovered electromagnetic induction, invented 1st electric motor, dies at 75

Scientist and Inventor Michael Faraday
Scientist and Inventor
Michael Faraday
  • 1868 Costache Negruzzi, Romanian author/poet, dies at about 60
  • 1868 Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar (Iowa), dies at 62
  • 1868 Jacob van Lennep, Dutch 2nd member of parliament, dies at 66
  • 1885 Reuben Fenton, American merchant and politician (22nd Governor of New York), dies at 66
  • 1900 Kuroda Kiyotaka, 2nd Prime Minister of Japan (1894-1899), dies of a brain haemorrhage at 59

Person of interestFriedrich Nietzsche

1900 Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher and philologist (Übermensch and the doctrine of eternal return), dies at 55

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche
  • 1901 Clara Maass, American army nurse who sacrificed her life at 25 to prove that mosquitoes carry yellow fever. Her death put an end to yellow fever experiments on human beings.
  • 1904 William Hall, Canadian Royal Naval sailor (b. 1827)

Person of interestHenri Becquerel

1908 Henri Becquerel, French physicist who discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903), dies at 55

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel
  • 1908 Eyre Massey Shaw, British first chief of London Fire Brigade, dies at 78
  • 1924 Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (b. 1818)
  • 1925 Franz Graf Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austro-Hungarian field marshal, dies at 72
  • 1936 Grigory Zinoviev [Hirsch Apfelbaum], Russian revolutionary, dies at 52
  • 1938 Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian author (Jama), dies at 67
  • 1942 George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews, dies in battle at 39
  • 1942 W van Daalen, opposition leader on Celebes, beheaded
  • 1942 George Edward Alexander Windsor, Duke of Kent (b. 1902)
  • 1943 Johan Petter Johansson, Swedish inventor and industrialist (modern adjustable spanner), dies at 86
  • 1944 Krijn van den Helm, resistance fighter (KP Leeuwarden), shot to death
  • 1944 Mussa Dshalil, writer, dies
  • 1945 John Birch, American intelligence officer and missionary (b. 1918)
  • 1947 Clark Wissler, American anthropologist (American Indian), dies at 76
  • 1956 Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (Kinsey Report), dies from a heart ailment and pneumonia at 62
  • 1957 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, dies at 74
  • 1967 George Lincoln Rockwell, head of American Nazi Party, assassinated
  • 1967 Stanley Bruce, 8th Prime Minister of Australia, dies at 84
  • 1975 John R Dunning, US physicist, dies at 67
  • 1976 Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
  • 1980 Gower Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies at 60

Person of interestTruman Capote

1984 Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), dies of liver cancer at 59

  • 1984 Andy Varipapa, American ten-pin bowler (BPAA All-Star champion 1947-48), dies at 93
  • 1988 Price Daniel, American politician (38th Governor of Texas), dies at 77
  • 1990 Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (b. 1903)
  • 1991 Sergei Ajromeiev, soviet general, commits suicide
  • 1992 Jan G Toonder, writer (Castle in Ireland), dies at 78
  • 1993 Amy Biehl, US activist in South-Africa, murdered at 26
  • 1994 Ramdas Nayak, Indies hindu leader/politician, murdered at about 52
  • 1996 Dai Houying, writer, dies at 58
  • 1996 Erskine Childers, Irish writer and United Nations civil servant official, dies at 67
  • 1997 Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies
  • 1997 Robert Pinget, French novelist (The Interrogation) and playwright, dies at 78
  • 1998 Lewis F. Powell Jr., American Supreme Court justice (1972-87), dies at 90
  • 2000 Carl Barks, American cartoonist (creator of Scrooge McDuck), dies at 99
  • 2002 Dorothy Hewett, Australian writer (b. 1923)
  • 2004 Helen Copley, American newspaper publisher (The San Diego Union-Tribune), dies at 81
  • 2005 Peter Glotz, German politician (b. 1939)
  • 2008 John Thoday, British geneticist, dies at 91
  • 2008 Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian mountaineer (b. 1959)
  • 2009 (Edward) "Ted" Kennedy, American politician (US Senator (D)-Massachusetts, 1962- 2009), dies of brain cancer at 77

Person of interestNeil Armstrong

2012 Neil Armstrong, American astronaut, dies from heart surgery complications at 82

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • 2015 Frank E. Petersen Jr, American soldier and 1st African American Marine aviator & General, dies at 83
  • 2016 Sonia Rykiel, French fashion designer, dies at 86
  • 2016 James Cronin, American nuclear physicist (Physics Nobel Prize, 1980), dies at 84

Person of interestJohn McCain

2018 John McCain, American war hero and Republican politician (Rep-Arizona, 1983-2018, Presidential nominee 2008), dies of brain cancer at 81

US Senator John McCain
US Senator
John McCain