On This Day

On This Day in History for December 1

Events in History

  • 772 Pope Adrian I [Hadrian I] elected

Event of interestEvent of Interest

800 Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican.

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne
Holy Roman Emperor
  • 1167 Northern Italian towns form Lombardi League
  • 1420 Henry V of England enters Paris

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1566 Spanish King Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, duke of Alva

King of Spain Philip II of Spain
King of Spain
Philip II of Spain
  • 1626 Pasha Muhammad ibn Farukh tyrannical gov of Jerusalem, driven out
  • 1640 Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule following a revolution by Portuguese nobility; the Portuguese Restoration War begins and lasts until 1668 with recognition by Spain of the country's independence
  • 1641 Massachusetts becomes the first colony to give statutory recognition to slavery
  • 1656 Germany promises Poland aid against Sweden
  • 1708 Great Alliance occupies Brussels
  • 1742 Empress Elisabeth orders expulsion of all Jews from Russia
  • 1750 First school in America to offer manual training courses opens in Maryland
  • 1768 The slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøy in Norway.
  • 1783 Jacques Charles and Nicolas Roberts make first untethered ascension with gas hydrogen balloon in Paris
  • 1821 Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain
  • 1822 Dom Pedro crowned emperor of Brazil

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1824 US House of Representatives begins to decide outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins)

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1831 Erie Canal closes for entire month due to cold weather
  • 1852 Telegraph company opens throughout Netherlands
  • 1864 Raid at Stoneman: Knoxville, TN to Saltville, VA
  • 1864 Skirmish at Millen Brutal, Georgia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1868 John D. Rockefeller begins anti oil war

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1878 1st White House telephone installed
  • 1884 American Old West: Near Frisco, New Mexico, deputy sheriff Elfego Baca holds off a gang of 80 Texan cowboys who want to kill him for arresting Charles McCarthy.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1884 Society of Independent Artists hold 1st exhibition in Polychrome Pavilion, Paris, includes Georges Seurat's "Bathers at Asnières"

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1887 Sherlock Holmes first appears in print in "Study in Scarlet" by Arthur Conan Doyle

  • 1887 Sino-Portuguese treaty recognizes Portugal's control of Macao
  • 1896 1st certified public accountants receive certificates (NY)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1900 Exiled South African President of Transvaal Paul Kruger visits Flanders and on the same day is declined a visit from the German Kaiser

3rd President of the South African Republic Paul Kruger
3rd President of the South African Republic
Paul Kruger
  • 1900 Portifiro Diaz is inaugurated for his 6th consecutive term as President of Mexico
  • 1903 "The Great Train Robbery", the 1st Western film, released
  • 1906 Cinema Omnia Pathe, world's 1st cinema, opens (Paris)
  • 1906 German Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt (Capt of Köpenick) sentenced to 4 years for forgery after posing as Prussian officer
  • 1909 1st Christmas Club payment made, to Carlisle Trust Co, Pa
  • 1909 1st Israeli kibbutz founded, Deganya Alef
  • 1913 1st drive-up gasoline station opens (Pitts)

Historic InventionModel T

1913 Ford Motor Company institutes world's 1st moving assembly line for the Model T Ford

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The 1910 Model T Ford
The 1910 Model T Ford
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  • 1913 Flag of Greece officially raised at Firka Fortress, Chania Crete symbolising the union of Crete and Greece.
  • 1915 The US requests that Germany withdraw its military and naval attaches from the Embassy in Washington

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1916 There is virtual civil war in Greece as royalists fight Eleftherios Venizelos' Liberal Party, the Allies ensure a Venizelist victory

Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos
Greek Prime Minister
Eleftherios Venizelos
  • 1917 Boys Town founded by Father Edward Flanagan west of Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1918 Danish parliament passed an act to grant Iceland independence under Danish crown
  • 1918 Yugoslavia declares independence with a monarchy proclaimed in Belgrade
  • 1919 AA Milne's "Mr Pim Passes By" premieres in Manchester

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1919 Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament

1st Female MP in the United Kingdom Nancy Astor
1st Female MP in the United Kingdom
Nancy Astor
  • 1921 1st US helium-filled dirigible makes 1st flight
  • 1921 US Post Office establishes philatelic agency
  • 1922 1st skywriting over US-"Hello USA"-by Capt Turner, RAF

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1922 Polish state Chief Marshal Józef Piłsudski resigns

Statesman and First Marshall Józef Piłsudski
Statesman and First Marshall
Józef Piłsudski
  • 1924 Plutarco Elías Calles becomes President of Mexico

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1924 "La Révolution surréaliste" publishes its first issue in Paris, edited by André Breton

Writer and Surrealist André Breton
Writer and Surrealist
André Breton
  • 1925 Treaty of Locarno signed
  • 1928 Railroad museum opens in Utrecht Neth
  • 1929 Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe
  • 1931 Ottawa branch of Royal Mint begins operation as Royal Canadian Mint

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933 Rudolf Hess & Ernest Rohm become ministers in Hitler government

Nazi leader Rudolf Hess
Nazi leader
Rudolf Hess
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler


1934 Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov is assassinated and Joseph Stalin uses it as an excuse to begin his Great Purge of 1934-38

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1935 Austria has world's 1st Day of Postage Stamp
  • 1936 Bell Labs tests coaxial cable for TV use
  • 1936 EW Brundin & FF Lyon obtain patent on soilless culture of plants

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1937 Japan recognizes Franco government

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1938 School bus & train collide in Salt Lake City Utah

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939 SS-Fuhrer Himmler begins deportation of Polish Jews

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • 1941 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python

BattleDeclaration of War

1941 Japanese Emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
  • 1941 US Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organizes
  • 1942 Gasoline rationed in US
  • 1942 The Beveridge Report is published by the British government unveiling plans for a post-war welfare state
  • 1943 At the end of the Tehran Conference, the Big Three (Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt) agree that the invasion of Normandy should take place in May 1944
  • 1944 Mail routing resumes in free South Netherlands
  • 1948 Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan as King of Palestine
  • 1948 Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player
  • 1951 Golden Gate Bridge closes due to high winds
  • 1952 The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation
  • 1954 Nationalist China & US sign dike agreement

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955 Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of a bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks
  • 1956 Indonesian VP Mohammed Hatta resigns
  • 1958 Central African Rep made autonomous member of Fr Comm (National Day)
  • 1958 Our Lady of Angels School fire kills 92 students & 3 nuns in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 12 nations sign treaty for scientific peaceful use of Antarctica
  • 1959 The 1st color photograph of Earth received from outer space
  • 1960 Patrice Lumumba caught in the Congo
  • 1961 The independent Republic of West Papua is proclaimed in modern-day Western New Guinea.
  • 1963 Nagaland becomes a state of Indian union

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964 Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to J. Edgar Hoover about his slander campaign

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1965 Airlift of refugees from Cuba to US began
  • 1965 South Africa's government says children of white fathers are white
  • 1966 Georg Kiesinger elected West German chancellor
  • 1966 Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland to Boulder, Colorado

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 Queen Elizabeth II inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1967 Seattle awarded one of the 2 AL expansion franchise teams
  • 1968 Gonzalo Barrios, Venezuelan presidential candidate
  • 1969 US government holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II
  • 1969 LAPD Police Chief Edward Davis announces warrants for the arrest of the Manson cult for murder
  • 1970 Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as president of Mexico
  • 1970 Independent People's Republic of South Yemen renames itself as People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
  • 1971 Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.
  • 1972 2 people killed and 127 injured when 2 car bombs explode in the centre of Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • 1973 Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea
  • 1974 Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville Virginia, 92 died

Birthdays in History

  • 1081 Louis VI of France (d. 1137)
  • 1083 Anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153)
  • 1521 Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573)
  • 1525 Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600)
  • 1549 Johan van der Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC)
  • 1566 Philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, gov of Ft Gorinchem/Nijmegen
  • 1573 Philippus Rovenius [Rouveen], apostile
  • 1580 Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)
  • 1634 John-Erasmus Quellinus [Quellien], Flemish painter
  • 1671 John Keill, Scottish mathematician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, (d. 1721)
  • 1690 Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England, born in Dover, Kent (d. 1764)
  • 1716 Etienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)
  • 1722 Anna Louisa Karsch "Die Karschin", German poet, born in Hammer, Silesia (d. 1791)
  • 1724 Charles Theodoor, elector (Palts & Bayern)
  • 1726 Eggert Ólafsson, Icelandic explorer, writer (Reise igiennem Island - Travels In Iceland), and language conservationist, born in Svefneyjar, Iceland (d. 1768)
  • 1743 Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium)

Person of interestMadame Tussaud

1761 Marie Tussaud, French founder of Madame Tussaud's wax museum, born in Strasbourg (d. 1850)

Wax Museum Creator Madame Tussaud
Wax Museum Creator
Madame Tussaud
  • 1766 Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (d. 1826)
  • 1792 Lobachevsky, mathematician
  • 1805 Lungtok Gyatso, 9th Dalai Lama, born near Dan Chokhor Monastery (d. 1815)
  • 1826 William Mahone, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • 1832 Archibald Gracie Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1835 Micah Jenkins, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1844 Alexandra, Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain/Ireland
  • 1869 Eligiusz Niewiadomski, Polish assassin of Gabriel Narutowicz (d. 1923)
  • 1873 Charles JM Ruys de Beerenbrouck, premier of Neth (1918-25, 29-33)
  • 1873 Valery Bryusov, Russian poet (d. 1924)
  • 1878 Arthur B Spingarn, US NAACP-chairman (1940-65)
  • 1884 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter (d. 1976)
  • 1886 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (Fugitives & Constants)
  • 1886 Rex Stout, American mystery writer (Nero Wolf novels), born in Noblesville, Indiana (d. 1975)
  • 1886 Willem E Crown, Antillian writer
  • 1886 Zhu De, Chinese general and politician (commander-in-chief of Eighth Route Army), born in Yilong Country, Qing Dynasty (d. 1976)
  • 1891 Foppe G Scheltema, Dutch lawyer (wreck laws)
  • 1893 Ernst Toller, German playwright, President of Bavarian Soviet Republic (1919), born in Samotschin (d. 1939)
  • 1895 Henry Williamson, English author (d. 1977)

Person of interestGeorgy Zhukov

1896 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, born in Strelkovka, Kaluga (d. 1974)

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1897 Manuel A Neat, Curacaos author (Nobleza di Coerazon)
  • 1899 Robert W. Welch Jr., American businessman who founded the conservative John Birch Society, born in Chowan County, North Carolina (d. 1985)
  • 1904 W A "Tony" Boyle, United Mine Workers president
  • 1905 Charles Finney, American author (Circus of Dr Lao)
  • 1909 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, born in Kudowa (d. 2001)
  • 1910 Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1912 Minoru Yamasaki, architect (World Trade Center, NY)
  • 1916 Wan Li, Chinese reform politician, born in Dongping County, Shandong province (d. 2015)
  • 1918 Kirby Laing, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • 1919 Anne Cox Chambers, US ambassador to Belgium (1977-81), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1922 Geraldine McCulloug, Maywood Ill, painter/sculptor (Phoenix)
  • 1923 Stansfield Turner, American admiral and CIA director (1977-81), born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1923 Morris, Belgian cartoonist (Lucky Luke) (d. 2001)
  • 1925 Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1930 Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (d. 2002)
  • 1932 Robert T Herres, USAF/astronaut, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1934 Hilly Axwijk, Suriname social worker
  • 1937 Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, 6th President of Latvia
  • 1942 John Crowley, American sci-fi author (Deep, Beasts, Novelty)
  • 1942 Peter Kalikow, Queens real estate developer/publisher (NY Post), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Tahar Ben Jelloun, French writer of Moroccan origin
  • 1944 Daniel Pennac, French writer, born in Morocco
  • 1944 Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • 1948 Tom Wright, English bishop and theologian

Person of interestPablo Escobar

1949 Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord, born in Rionegro, Colombia (d. 1993)

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • 1949 Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician, President of Chile (2010-14, 2018-), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1951 Alexander Panayotov Aleksandrov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-5)
  • 1959 Rick Leventhal, American broadcast journalist
  • 1961 Armin Meiwes, German cannibal
  • 1962 Robert F. Smith, American investor and philanthropist, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1968 Sarah Fitz-Gerald, Australian squash player (World Open 1996-98, 2001-02, British Open 2001-02), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1970 Jouko Ahola, Finnish strongman and power-lifter (World's Strongest Man 1997, 99), born in Hämeenlinna, Finland
  • 1971 Peter Van de Veire, Belgian radio-presenter
  • 1971 John Schlimm, American author
  • 1972 Norbert Wójtowicz, Polish historian and theologian
  • 1976 Konerak Sinthasomphone, Jeffrey Dahmer's victim, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1976 Brently Heilbron, American satirist
  • 1976 Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (d. 1998)
  • 1988 Zoe Kravitz, daughter of Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz
  • 2001 Aiko, Princess Toshi of Japan

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

1927 Chinese political and military leader Chiang Kai-shek (40) weds Soong Mei-ling (28) in Shanghai

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
First Lady of the Republic of China Soong Mei-ling
First Lady of the Republic of China
Soong Mei-ling
  • 2012 Congressman Joseph Kennedy III (32) weds Lauren Anne Birchfield (28) at the Community Church in Corona del Mar, California
  • 2012 "The Bachelorette" reality star Ashley Hebert weds J.P. Rosenbaum at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California

Deaths in History

  • 660 Eligius [Eloy], French patron saint of horses, goldsmiths and metalworkers who as bishop of Tournay-Noyon spent 20 years converting the pagan population of Flanders to Christianity, dies at around 72
  • 1018 Thietmar, German chronicler and Bishop of Merseburg, dies at 43
  • 1135 Henry I Beauclerc, King of England (1100-1135) and the 1st English King after the Norman conquest to be fluent in the English language, dies at around 66 of fever after eating "a surfeit of lampreys"
  • 1241 Isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214)
  • 1374 Magnus Eriksson, king of Norway/Sweden, dies
  • 1377 King Magnus II of Sweden (b. 1316)
  • 1417 Walraven I van Brederode, viceroy of Holland, dies
  • 1433 Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan, 100th Emperor of Japan, dies at 56
  • 1455 Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor, dies at 77

Person of interestLeo X

1521 Leo X [Giovanni de' Medici], Italian Pope (1513-21), dies at 45

Pope Leo X
Leo X
  • 1530 Margaretha of Austria, governess of the Netherlands, dies at 51
  • 1580 Edmund Campion, English jesuit, hanged at 42
  • 1580 Giovanni Morone, Italian theologian/diplomat/cardinal, dies at 71
  • 1581 Ralph Sherwin, English Catholic saint (b. 1550)
  • 1581 Alexander Briant, English saint (b. around 1556)
  • 1602 Kobayakawa Hideaki, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1582)
  • 1633 Isabella Clara Eugenia, Sovereign of the Netherlands (1598-1621), dies at 67
  • 1635 Melchior Teschner, German composer, dies at 51
  • 1660 Pierre d'Hozier, French genealogist, dies at 68
  • 1700 Willem ten Rhijne, Dutch physician in Batavia, dies at about 53
  • 1709 Abraham a Sancta Clara [Johann Ulrich Megerle], German court preacher and friar, dies at 65
  • 1729 Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician, dies at 64
  • 1736 Simon van Slingelandt, Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36), dies at 72
  • 1750 Doppelmayr, mathematician
  • 1767 Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason
  • 1797 Oliver Wolcott, American judge, signed US Declaration of Independence, dies at 71
  • 1825 Tsar Alexander I of Russia (b. 1777). Reigned from 1801
  • 1842 Philip Spencer, 1st US naval officer condemned for mutiny, hanged
  • 1865 Constant van Crombrugghe, Flemish monastery founder, dies at 76
  • 1865 Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (b. 1796)
  • 1866 George Everest, Welsh surveyor and namesake of Mt. Everest, dies at 76
  • 1884 William Swainson (lawyer), second, and last, Attorney-General (New Zealand) of the Crown Colony of New Zealand (b. 1809)
  • 1887 Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 78
  • 1892 Joseph Lippens, Belgian lieutenant in Congo, murdered
  • 1892 Lucius E. Polk, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 59
  • 1913 Juhan Liiv, Estonian poet (I Saw Estonia Yesterday), dies at 49
  • 1914 Alfred Thayer Mahan, American naval officer (Influence of Sea Power), dies at 74
  • 1916 Charles Eugène, vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer and a hermit, dies at 58
  • 1923 Virginie Loveling, Flemish writer (Sophie) and poet, dies at 87
  • 1928 José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (b. 1888)
  • 1934 Sergei Kirov, Russian politician who was Mayor of Leningrad and a friend of Joseph Stalin, assassinated in Leningrad at 48
  • 1935 Bernard Schmidt, inventor (Schmidt camera), dies
  • 1941 Alva B. Adams, American politician (U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1933-41), dies at 66
  • 1943 Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince, son of King Mongkut and brother of King Chulalongkorn and historian, dies at 81
  • 1947 Aleister Crowley, British occultist, founded the religion of Thelema, dies at 72
  • 1947 G. H. Hardy, English mathematician (Hardy–Weinberg principle, A Mathematician's Apology), dies at 70
  • 1952 Victor E Orlando, Italian premier (1917-19), dies at 92
  • 1964 J. B. S. Haldane, British-Indian geneticist (primordial soup theory), dies at 72
  • 1971 Arthur B Springarn, US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at 93

Person of interestAntonio Segni

1972 Antonio Segni, Italian politician, Prime Minister of Italy (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81

Prime Minister of Italy Antonio Segni
Prime Minister of Italy
Antonio Segni
1st Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion
1st Prime Minister of Israel
David Ben-Gurion
  • 1974 Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/American author (Angry Angel), dies at 83
  • 1974 Stephen Gill Spottswood, US bishop/chairman (NAACP), dies at 77
  • 1975 Anna E. Roosevelt, American radio personality (b. 1906)
  • 1977 Paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69
  • 1977 Teun Struycken [Antoon Arnold Marie Struycken], Dutch Minister of Justice (1950-51) and Governor of the Netherlands Antilles (1951-56), dies at 70
  • 1983 Mirsky, mathematician, dies
  • 1984 Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter (b. 1911)
  • 1987 Donn Fulton Eisele, Col USAF/astronaut, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1987 James Arthur Baldwin, writer (Another Country), dies at 63
  • 1990 Jan H de Groot, Dutch co-founder (Vrij Nederland), dies

Person of interestVijaya Lakshmi Pandit

1990 Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Indian diplomat and politician, dies at 90

Indian Politician and Diplomat Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Indian Politician and Diplomat
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
  • 1991 George Joseph Stigler, US economist (Nobel 1982), dies at 80
  • 1995 Koos Schuur, Dutch writer, poet (Novemberland), translator, and editor (Het Woord), dies at 79
  • 1996 Barbak Karmal, politician, dies at 67
  • 1997 Denis Gerald Barrington, artist, dies at 67
  • 1997 Michel Bélanger, French Canadian businessman and banker (b. 1929)
  • 1997 Endicott Peabody, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1920)
  • 2003 Clark Kerr, first Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley (b. 1911)
  • 2004 Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands dies of lung cancer at 93
  • 2005 Gust Avrakotos, American intelligence case officer (b. 1938)
  • 2006 Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist (McGill University) (b. 1937)
  • 2007 Sally L. Smith, American educator and founder (Lab School of Washington), dies at 78
  • 2008 Joseph B Wirthlin, American businessmen, religious leader, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church), dies at 91
  • 2010 Hillard Elkins, American theatre and film producer (b. 1929)
  • 2011 Christa Wolf, German writer (b. 1929)
  • 2016 Ousmane Sow, Senegalese sculptor, dies at 81