On This Day

On This Day in History for December 3

Events in History

  • 741 St Zachary begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Gregory III
  • 1347 Pope Clemens VI declares Roman tribunal Cola di Rienzo as heretics
  • 1557 1st Covenant of Scottish protestants form
  • 1586 Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia
  • 1639 1st annulment by court decree passes
  • 1676 Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of 8,000 defeats much larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1678 Edmond Halley receives MA from The Queen's College, Oxford

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley
  • 1685 Charles II bars Jews from settling in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1694 English parliamentary election set for every 3 years
  • 1699 Baron Jacob Hop appointed treasurer-general of the Hague

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1730 Colley Cibber is appointed British Poet Laureate under King George II

King of Great Britain and Ireland George II
King of Great Britain and Ireland
George II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1736 Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton's theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere

Astronomer Anders Celsius
Astronomer
Anders Celsius
  • 1775 First official US flag raised (Grand Union Flag) aboard naval vessel USS Alfred
  • 1818 Illinois becomes 21st state USA (Admission day)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1828 Andrew Jackson elected 7th US President

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1833 Oberlin College in Ohio, the first truly coeducational college, opens

  • 1834 First US dental society organized (NY)
  • 1835 First US mutual fire insurance company issues first policy (Rhode Island)
  • 1844 RC Society Apostole of Prayer forms

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1847 Frederick Douglass publishes first issue of his newspaper "North Star"

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass

AustraliaEureka Stockade

1854 Eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences
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The battle at Eureka Stockade in Australia, crucial to developing democracy in the country
The battle at Eureka Stockade in Australia, crucial to developing democracy in the country

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1863 Confederate General James Longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, TN

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • 1864 Skirmish at Thomas' Station, Georgia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1868 1st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1878 Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah, Israel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1881 Henry Morton Stanley founds Leopoldville (now Kinshasa)

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • 1883 48th US Congress (1883-85) convenes
  • 1903 Panglima Polim surrenders to Capt Colijn at Atjeh
  • 1910 Neon lights first publicly displayed (Paris Auto Show)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911 Willis Carrier presents his influential "Rational Psychrometric Formulae" on air conditioning to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Engineer Willis Carrier
Engineer
Willis Carrier
  • 1912 Gerrit Brinkman becomes 1st Dutch traffic officer
  • 1912 Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
  • 1912 First Balkan War: The Naval Battle of Elli takes place.
  • 1914 Dutch army opens fire on interned Belgian soldiers: 8 killed
  • 1915 General Joseph Joffre becomes Commander-in-Chief of the French Armies
  • 1917 After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.

  • 1917 The Supreme Allied War Council, meeting at Versailles to define war aim, fails to reach an agreement
  • 1920 Turkey & Armenia agree to peace treaty
  • 1923 First Congressional open session broadcast via radio (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1926 Manchester Guardian (German Reichswehr/Red Army work together)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1926 Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • 1930 Airborn chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley, Belgium)
  • 1930 Otto Ender forms Austrian government
  • 1931 Alka Seltzer goes on sale
  • 1932 Gen Kurt von Schleicher becomes chancellor of Germany
  • 1934 Italian colonial Tripoli & Cyrenaica annexed to Libya
  • 1934 KYW-AM in Chicago Ill moves to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1938 AAUs decides to continue linear measuring system over metric

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941 Adolf Hitler views Poltava, Ukraine

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1943 Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy begins
  • 1944 British order to disarm causes general strike in Greece
  • 1944 Hungarian death march of Jews ends
  • 1944 Mussert puts Seyss-Inquart plan for small Nazi-Europe
  • 1944 US 5th Armoured division occupies Brandenburg Hurtgenwald
  • 1944 The Greek Civil War breaks out in a newly-liberated Greece, between communists and royalists
  • 1944 Britain's Home Guard ('Dad's Army') is officially stood down at a special farewell parade in Hyde Park, London.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1946 US government asks UN to order dictator Francisco Franco out of Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco

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1947 Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 1948 "Pumpkin Papers" come to light (claimed to be from Alger Hiss)
  • 1948 1st US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn in
  • 1948 Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in East China Sea killing 1,100

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950 Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • 1952 Marcos Perez Jiménez elected president of Venezuela

<b>Republican</b> PartyRepublican Party

1953 Eisenhower criticizes McCarthy for saying communists are in the Republican Party

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1956 Britain and France pull troops out of Egypt
  • 1958 Indonesian parliament accepts nationalisation of Dutch businesses
  • 1959 State of emergency in Cyprus ends
  • 1960 Frederick Loewe nd Alan Jay Lerner's "Camelot" premieres in NYC
  • 1961 George Blanda of Houston Oilers kicks 55-yard field goal
  • 1961 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1962 Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st US black female judge
  • 1962 Pravda criticizes western art
  • 1964 Police arrests 800 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley
  • 1965 USSR launches Luna 8; it crashes on the Moon
  • 1966 US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 1967 1st human heart transplant performed in South Africa by Dr Christiaan Barnard on Louis Washkansky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 Fomrer Indonesian president Sukarno placed under house arrest

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • 1967 Final run of "20th Century Limited" famed NY-Chicago luxury train
  • 1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 US President Richard Nixon commutes Jimmy Hoffa's jail term

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1971 India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives and starting the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
  • 1972 Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die
  • 1973 Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet) [Dec 4-GMT]
  • 1975 Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People's Democratic Rep proclaimed
  • 1976 Patrick J Hillery elected President of Ireland
  • 1979 11 trampled to death at Who concert in Cincinnati
  • 1979 Christies auctions a thimble for a record $18,400
  • 1979 Iran accepts constitution
  • 1979 Shadow Traffic begins broadcasting in the New York City metropolitan area.
  • 1980 NY Federal jury finds Reps Thompson D-NJ & Murphy, D-NY, guilty
  • 1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1982 35.7 cm rainfall at Big Fork, Arkansas (state record)
  • 1982 77°F highest December temperature ever recorded in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1983 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1984 Bhopal disaster: Union Carbide pesticide plant leak 45 tons of methyl isocyanate and other toxic compounds in Bhopal, India, kills 2,259 (official figure) - other estimates as high as 16,000 (including later deaths) and over half a million injured
  • 1985 23rd Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-lands at Edwards AFB
  • 1986 Sri Lanka all out 55 v WI in one-dayer Walsh 5-1 in 4 3 overs
  • 1988 NY Lotto pays $45 million to twelve winner (#s are 1-8-13-18-28-48)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1991 Muslim Shi'ites release US hostage Alan Steen

Birthdays in History

  • 1368 Charles VI "the Well-Beloved", King of France (1380-1422), born in Paris, Île-de-France, France (d. 1422)
  • 1483 Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reformation theologist, born in Torgau, Saxony (d. 1565)
  • 1560 Jan Gruter, Flemish-born Dutch critic, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1627)

Person of interestJohn Wallis

1616 John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer who introduced ∞ as a symbol for infinity, born in Ashford, England (d. 1703)

Mathematician and Cryptographer John Wallis
Mathematician and Cryptographer
John Wallis
  • 1684 Ludvig Holberg, Baron of Holberg, founder of modern Danish and Norwegian literature, born in Bergen, Denmark-Norway (d. 1754)
  • 1722 Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet and philosopher, born in Chernukhi, Lubny Regiment, Cossack Hetmanate (d. 1794)
  • 1753 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny spinning machine), born in 10 Firwood Fold, Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1827)
  • 1755 Gilbert Stuart, American portrait painter (unfinished portrait of George Washington), born in Saunderstown, Rhode Island (d. 1828)
  • 1764 Mary Lamb, British author (Tales from Shakespeare), born in London, England (d. 1847)
  • 1795 Rowland Hill, English inventor who introduced 1st adhesive postage stamp (1840), born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England (d. 1879)
  • 1797 Francis Kenrick, Irish-American Archbishop of Baltimore (1851-63), born in Dublin, Kingdom of Ireland (d. 1863)
  • 1800 France Prešeren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici), born in Vrba, Carniola, Habsburg Monarchy (d. 1849)
  • 1806 Henry A. Wise, American lawyer and politician (33rd Governor of Virginia), born in Drummondtown, Virginia (d. 1876)
  • 1809 Thomas Alfred Davies, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Black Lake, New York (d. 1899)
  • 1822 Charles Adam Heckman, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Easton, Pennsylvania (d. 1896)

Person of interestGeorge McClellan

1826 George McClellan, American Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1885)

Union General George McClellan
Union General
George McClellan
  • 1829 Green Berry Raum, American lawyer, politician, author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Golconda, Illinois (d. 1909)
  • 1838 Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (Father of Weather Bureau), born in NYC, New York (d. 1916)
  • 1838 Octavia Hill, British reformer, leader of open-space movement, born in London, England (d. 1912)
  • 1842 Ellen Henrietta Richards, American chemist (Amer Home Economics Association-1st Pres), born in Dunstable, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • 1842 Phoebe Hearst, American philanthropist and suffragist, born in Franklin County, Missouri (d. 1919)
  • 1842 Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist and co-founder (Pillsbury Company), born in Warner, New Hampshire (d. 1899)

Person of interestJoseph Conrad

1857 Joseph Conrad, Polish novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness), born in Berdychiv, Poland (d. 1924)

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad
  • 1862 Jules Renkin, Belgian politician (28th Prime Minister of Belgium 1931-32), born in Ixelles, Belgium (d. 1934
  • 1864 Herman Heijermans, Dutch writer (Kamertjeszonde, Diamond City), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1924)
  • 1875 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman and theologian, born in Ohlau, Prussian Silesia, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (d. 1943)
  • 1875 Max Meldrum, Scottish-Australian painter (founder of Australian Tonalism), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1955)
  • 1880 Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (commander in the German occupation of Austria, invasions of Poland, France, and Russia during WWII), born in Cüstrin, Province of Brandenburg, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1884 Rajendra Prasad, Indian leader, First President of India (1950-62), born in Zeradai, British India (d. 1963)
  • 1884 Walther Stampfli, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council, born in Büren, Solothurn, Switzerland (d. 1965)
  • 1886 Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist (Nobel 1924-discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy), born in Örebro, Sweden (d. 1978)
  • 1887 Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Japanese imperial prince and 30th Prime Minister of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1990)
  • 1893 Julius Bissier, German painter, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (d. 1965)
  • 1895 Anna Freud, Austrian-English psychoanalyst and daughter of Sigmund Freud, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • 1896 John Urzidil, Austrian-American writer (Die erbeuteten Frauen), born in Prague (d. 1970)
  • 1897 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Without My Cloak), born in Limerick City, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • 1899 Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (1960-64), born in Takehara, Hiroshima, Japan (d. 1965)
  • 1900 Richard Kuhn, Austrian-German biochemist (Nobel 1938-work on carotenoids and vitamins), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1900 Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountain guide, born in Zermatt, Valais (d. 2004)
  • 1904 Juan E Yrausquin, founder (Party of Patriot Arubans)/minister
  • 1907 Andrew Hutchings, British trade union leader (d. 1996)
  • 1908 Nigel Balchin, English author (Business for Pleasure), born in Potterne, England (d. 1970)
  • 1910 Robert Arthur Hughes, British missionary and surgeon who worked in India, born in Oswestry, England (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Omer Vanaudenhoven, Flemish politician and resistance fighter, born in Diest, Belgium (d. 1994)
  • 1918 Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian army general, born in Koetanopan, North Sumatera, Dutch East Indies (d. 2000)
  • 1921 Hans G. Kresse, Dutch cartoonist (known for the comic strip Eric de Noorman), born in the Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1924 John Backus, American computer scientist and inventor (FORTRAN computer language), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1924 F. Sionil José, Filipino novelist (Rosales Saga) and Philippine National Artist for Literature, born in Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippine Islands
  • 1931 Ellen Blazer [Esther Clara Blazer], Dutch TV director (Sonja), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Franz Josef Degenhardt, German poet and author, born in Schwelm, Westphalia, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1933 Paul J. Crutzen, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1934 Viktor Vassilyevich Gorbatko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 24, 37/36)
  • 1937 Stephen Rubin, English attorney, shoe manufacturer (Reebok, Adidas)
  • 1937 Binod Bihari Verma, Indian linguist
  • 1938 Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner
  • 1940 Jeffrey R. Holland, American religious leader
  • 1942 Alice Schwarzer, German journalist
  • 1949 Christopher John Seward, aid worker
  • 1950 Muntu Myeza, South African anti-apartheid activist and General Secretary of SASO, born in Natal, South Africa (d. 1990)
  • 1950 Asa Hutchinson, American politician, Governor of Arkansas (2015-), born in Bentonville, Arkansas
  • 1952 Benny Hinn, American televangelist
  • 1953 Robert Guediguian, French director (The Snows of Kilimanjaro), born in Marseille, France
  • 1954 Grace Andreacchi, American author
  • 1955 Warren Jeffs, American convicted polygamist
  • 1963 Terri Schiavo, American right to die figure (d. 2005)
  • 1973 Sammy Leung, Hong Kong disc jockey
  • 2005 Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway

Weddings in History

  • 1984 Oldest groom - Harry Stevens, 103, weds Thelma Lucas, 83, in Wisconsin

Deaths in History


Person of interestDiocletian

311 Diocletian, Roman Emperor (284-305), dies at 66

Roman Emperor Diocletian
Roman Emperor
Diocletian
  • 450 Petrus Chrysologus, 1st archbishop of Ravenna, dies
  • 1137 Lotharius III, of Supplinburg, Roman-Ger emperor (1133-37), dies at 67
  • 1154 Anastasius IV, Pope (1153-54), dies
  • 1265 Odofredus, Italian jurist
  • 1463 Louis Chalon, prince of Orange, dies
  • 1469 Piero de' Medici, ruler of Florence, dies at about 53
  • 1491 Thomas Basin, French historian/bishop of Lisieux, dies
  • 1533 Vasili III of Russia, Great Prince of Moscow (1505-33), dies at 54
  • 1552 St Francis Xavier, Jesuit missionary to the East (b. 1506)
  • 1592 Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma and Italian diplomat, dies at 47
  • 1610 Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general (b. 1548)
  • 1660 Jacques Sarazin, French sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
  • 1676 Daniel Stalpaert, Amsterdams master builder, buried
  • 1789 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter, dies at 75
  • 1807 Clara Reeve, English author (old English baron), dies at 78
  • 1815 John Carroll, first Roman Catholic archbishop in the US, also known as the founder of Georgetown University, dies at 80
  • 1839 Frederik VI, king of Denmark (1808-39)/Norway (1803-14), dies at 71
  • 1845 Gregor MacGregor, Scottish con-man (b. 1786)
  • 1857 Christian D Rauch, German sculptor, dies at 80
  • 1882 Archibald Campbell Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1811)
  • 1888 Carl Zeiss, German scientific instrument and lens maker (Carl Zeiss AG), dies at 72
  • 1892 William Bonaparte, grandson of Lucien, dies
  • 1892 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet, dies at 71
  • 1894 Joseph Schadde, Flemish architect (Antwerp Stock exchange), dies at 76

Person of interestRobert Louis Stevenson

1894 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist (Treasure Island), dies at 45

  • 1902 Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect (b. 1833)
  • 1905 John Bartlett, American writer and publisher (compiled Familiar Quotations), dies at 85
  • 1907 Allen Thomas, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 76

Person of interestMary Baker Eddy

1910 Mary Baker Eddy, American founder of the religious movement, Christian Science (Science & Health), dies at 89

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy
  • 1912 Prudente José de Morais Barros, 3rd President of Brazil (1894-98), dies at 61

Person of interestPierre Auguste Renoir

1919 Pierre Auguste Renoir, French Impressionist painter and sculptor (Bal du moulin de la Galette, Luncheon of the Boating Party), dies at 78

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • 1926 Charles Ringling, American circus owner (Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus), dies at 63
  • 1934 Charles James O'Donnell, Irish politician (b. 1849)
  • 1935 Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, fourth child and second daughter of Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark, dies at 67
  • 1937 Prosper Poullet, Belgian mayor, dies
  • 1941 Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (b. 1883)
  • 1942 Arthur Berson, German meteorologist (Balloon flights, Amazon), dies at 83
  • 1944 Delfien Vanhaute, Flemish pastor/poet (Ark of Noah), dies at 75
  • 1949 Elin Pelin, writer, dies
  • 1957 Frank Gannett, American newspaper publisher (Gannett), dies at 81
  • 1964 Ernst Ginsberg, writer, dies
  • 1967 Annette Kolb, German writer and pacifist, dies at 97
  • 1975 Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist, dies at 76
  • 1980 Oswald Mosley, British politician and founder of British Union of Fascists, dies at 84

Person of interestWalter Knott

1981 Walter Knott, American farmer who created the Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in California and introduced the boysenberry to America, dies at 91

Farmer and Creator of Knott's Berry Farm Walter Knott
Farmer and Creator of Knott's Berry Farm
Walter Knott
  • 1984 Virginia Lacy Jones, American librarian and presidential advisor, dies at 72
  • 1984 Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1992 Nureddin Al-Atassi, president of Syria (1966-70), dies
  • 1993 Lewis Thomas, biologist, dies of cancer at 80
  • 1994 Dolf Verspoor, literary/translator (M Nijhoff prize 1958), dies at 77
  • 1994 Elizabeth Glaser, American AIDS activist, wife of director Paul Michael Glaser, dies of AIDS at 47
  • 1994 Giorgi Chanturia, President of Georgia, assassinated
  • 1994 Said Mekbel, Algerian editor in chief (Le Matin), murdered at 57
  • 1996 Babrak Karmal, Prime Minister of Afghanistan (1980-81), dies
  • 1996 Det Glynn, teacher/anti-apartheid activist, dies at 84
  • 1996 George Duby, historian, dies at 77
  • 1997 Marian Kratochwil, artist, dies at 91
  • 1999 Jarl Wahlström, 12th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1918)
  • 2000 Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950), dies at 83
  • 2004 Shiing-Shen Chern, Chinese mathematician (b. 1911)
  • 2008 Robert Zajonc, Polish-American social psychologist (b. 1923)
  • 2010 Abdumalik Bahori, Tajik poet and fiction writer (b.1927)
  • 2014 Nathaniel Branden, Canadian-American psychotherapist, dies at 84
  • 2015 Roy Evans, British trade unionist and General Secretary (British Iron & Steel Trade Confederation), dies at 84
  • 2015 Bill Bennett, Canadian politician, Premier of British Columbia (1975-86), dies at 83
  • 2016 S. Newman Darby, American inventor of the sailboard, dies at 88
  • 2017 John B. Anderson, American politician and 1980 Republican presidential candidate, dies at 95
  • 2017 Ivan Chermayeff, British-born American graphic designer, dies at 85
  • 2018 Andrei Bitov, Russian writer (Pushkin House), dies at 81
  • 2018 Justin Cartwright, British novelist (In Every Face I Meet), dies at 75