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On This Day in History for January 24

Events in History


41 Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after the latter's assassination by officers of the Praetorian Guard

Roman Emperor Claudius
Roman Emperor
3rd Roman Emperor Caligula
3rd Roman Emperor
  • 817 St Paschal I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Stephen IV

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1076 Synod of Worms: German King Henry IV fires Pope Gregory VII

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • 1118 Giovanni Caetani elected Pope Gelasius II
  • 1121 English King Henry I marries 2nd wife Adeliza [Adela] of Louvain at Windsor Castle
  • 1458 Matthias I Corvinus chosen King of Hungary
  • 1534 Francois I signs classified treaty with evangelical German monarchy
  • 1568 Abdij Church in Middelburg destroyed by fire
  • 1568 In Netherlands, Duke of Alva declares William of Orange an outlaw
  • 1613 Amsterdam merchant Hans Bontemantel baptized
  • 1616 Dutch mariner Jacob Le Maire discovers Le Maire Strait, Tierra del Fuego

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1634 Emperor Ferdinand II declares Albrecht von Wallenstein a traitor

General and Nobleman Albrecht von Wallenstein
General and Nobleman
Albrecht von Wallenstein
Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II
  • 1639 Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders
  • 1644 Parliamentary army wins battle of Nantwich, Cheshire, English Civil War
  • 1648 Lord Baltimore's representative Margaret Brent ejected from the Maryland Council after requesting right to vote
  • 1652 Duke of Orleans joins Fronde rebels
  • 1656 1st Jewish doctor in North American colonies, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland
  • 1659 Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris

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1679 King Charles II disbands English parliament

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II

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1722 Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1722 Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st north American divinity professor (Harvard)
  • 1742 German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor
  • 1764 Governor Winthrop's Telescope is destroyed in a Harvard fire
  • 1776 Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga
  • 1788 French La Pérouse expedition arrives in Botany Bay, Australia, meeting the newly arrived "First Fleet" penal colony

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1789 Louis XVI of France issues an edict calling for the convocation of the Estates-General, a major event in the French Revolution

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1839 Charles Darwin elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • 1847 1,500 New Mexican Indians & Mexicans defeated by US Colonel Price

California Gold RushCalifornia Gold Rush

1848 James Marshall finds gold in Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California

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A special stamp was issued in 1999, marking 150 years since the California Gold Rush
A special stamp was issued in 1999, marking 150 years since the California Gold Rush
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  • 1857 University of Calcutta founded as the first full-fledged university in South Asia
  • 1859 Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler
  • 1861 Federal troops from Ft Monroe are sent to Ft Pikens
  • 1862 Romanian principality arises under King Alexander Cuza. Bucharest proclaimed its capital.
  • 1874 Gen J van Swieten conquers Kraton Atjeh, after thousands die
  • 1875 Camille Saint-Saëns' "Danse Macabre" premieres
  • 1878 Revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, Governor of Saint Petersburg
  • 1892 Battle of Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries
  • 1899 Belgium government of Vandenpeereboom forms
  • 1899 Rubber heel for boots or shoes patented by American Humphrey O'Sullivan
  • 1900 Battle of Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • 1901 Emily Hobhouse views the British administrated concentration camp at Bloemfontein for women and children
  • 1901 Denmark and the US sign a treaty under which Denmark will sell the Danish West Indies to the USA for $5 million, but the sale will be postponed until 1917

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1908 Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell publishes "Scouting for Boys" as a manual for self-instruction in outdoor skills and self-improvement. The book becomes the inspiration for the Scout Movement.

Founder of Scouts Robert Baden-Powell
Founder of Scouts
Robert Baden-Powell

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1913 Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished

Writer Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka
  • 1915 German-British sea battle at Dogger Bank & Helgoland
  • 1916 The Military Service Bill, calling for conscription of men for war services, passes in the British House of Commons
  • 1921 Paris Conference on reparations is held
  • 1922 -54°F (-48°C), Danbury, Wisconsin (state record)
  • 1922 Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)
  • 1922 Lehman Caves National Monument established
  • 1923 Aztec Ruins National Monument in New Mexico established

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1924 Benito Mussolini disallows non-fascist work union

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1924 Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad (changed back in 1991)
  • 1925 Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island
  • 1925 Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden
  • 1930 Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century

Historic InventionBeer in a Can

1935 1st canned beer, "Krueger's Cream Ale," is sold by American company Krueger Brewing Co.

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Krueger's Cream Ale and Krueger's Finest Beer, sold by American company Krueger Brewing Co.
Krueger's Cream Ale and Krueger's Finest Beer, sold by American company Krueger Brewing Co.
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1936 Pierre Laval's second French government falls

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • 1936 Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France
  • 1939 30,000 killed by earthquake in Concepcion Chile
  • 1939 Spanish government moves to Figueras
  • 1941 British troops march into Abyssinia

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1943 Adolf Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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1943 Jewish patients, nurses and doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • 1944 Allied troops occupy Nettuno Italy
  • 1945 Scottish 52nd Lowland division occupies Heinsberg
  • 1948 Dutch Liberal Party forms - People's party for Freedom & Democracy (VVD)
  • 1951 Dutch government Drees-van Schaik resigns
  • 1952 Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base
  • 1954 BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Don Carter
  • 1955 Photography exhibition "The Family of Man" curated by Edward Steichen opens at MOMA, New York, "greatest photographic enterprise ever undertaken"
  • 1956 96.5 cm precipitation at Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record)
  • 1956 An inquiry considers building homes in a war devastated area in London
  • 1958 After warming to 100,000,000 degrees, 2 light atoms are bashed together to create a heavier atom, resulting in 1st man-made nuclear fusion
  • 1960 Algeria uprises against French President de Gaulle

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1961 Edward Albee's "American Dream" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Edward Albee
  • 1961 Lazard Brothers Ltd draw a check for $334,867,807.68
  • 1962 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany
  • 1964 Eric de Noorman, a Dutch comic strip by Hans G. Kresse, ends
  • 1964 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes
  • 1966 117 passengers are killed after an Air India Boeing-707 plane crashes into Mont Blanc, France
  • 1968 Operation Coburg, an Australian and New Zealand military action during the Vietnam War, begins
  • 1969 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa

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1969 Spanish dictator General Franco announces state of emergency

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

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1969 Deputy Prime Minister Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the lack of 'strong government' on the part of PM Terence O'Neill

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Northern Ireland Prime Minister
Terence O'Neill
  • 1969 Students protest the erection of steel gates around the London School of Economics
  • 1970 3rd ABA All-Star Game: West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana
  • 1970 Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 sec)
  • 1972 Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
  • 1974 10th British Commonwealth Games open in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1975 Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England
  • 1977 Massacre of Atocha in Madrid: Five labor lawyers murdered by fascists in Madrid during the Spanish transition to democracy
  • 1978 Carter Executive Order on Intelligence (# 12036)
  • 1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1984 Apple Computer Inc unveils its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer
  • 1985 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched
  • 1986 South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president

USAVoyager 2 Spacecraft

1986 Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons

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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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  • 1986 Leon Brittan, Trade and Industry Secretary under Thatcher is 2nd cabinet minister to resign after 'Westland affair'
  • 1988 9th ACE Cable Awards: Discovery Channel wins the Golden CableACE for "Russia: Live From the Inside"

Birthdays in History

Person of interestHadrian

76 Hadrian, Roman Emperor (117-138, builder of Hadrian's Wall), born in Italica (d. 138)

Roman Emperor Hadrian
Roman Emperor
  • 1287 Richard Aungerville, English bishop (d. 1345)
  • 1444 Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1476)
  • 1638 Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet (d. 1706)
  • 1664 John Vanbrugh, dramatist/architect (baptized), born in London, England
  • 1670 William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)
  • 1674 Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
  • 1679 Christian von Wolff, German philosopher
  • 1705 Farinelli [Carlo Broschi], Andria Italy, castrato

Person of interestFrederick the Great

1712 Frederick the Great, King of Prussia (1740-86), born in Berlin, Prussia (d. 1786)

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • 1712 Georg F Schmidt, German engraver/etcher
  • 1724 Frances Brooke, English writer (d. 1789)
  • 1732 Pierre de Beaumarchais, French polymath and dramatist (The Marriage of Figaro, Barber of Seville), born in Paris, France (d. 1799)

Person of interestBenjamin Lincoln

1733 Benjamin Lincoln, American military officer (Battles of Saratoga, Charleston and Yorktown during the American Revolutionary War), born in Hingham, Massachusetts (d. 1810)

Military Leader Benjamin Lincoln
Military Leader
Benjamin Lincoln
  • 1742 Anne, Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn (d. 1808)

Person of interestGustav III

1746 Gustav III, King of Sweden (1771-92), born in Stockholm (d. 1792)

King of Sweden Gustav III
King of Sweden
Gustav III
  • 1750 Wybo Fijnje, Dutch politician, patriot, and journalist
  • 1754 Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor (d. 1820)
  • 1763 Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (d. 1831)
  • 1767 Antony CW Staring, Dutch lawyer/poet (Jaromir)
  • 1778 Charles F, duke of Berry/son of French King Charles X
  • 1779 Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), Russian tsarina (d. 1826)
  • 1798 Karl von Staudt, German math professor (projective geometrician)
  • 1800 Edwin Chadwick, British social reformer (Poor law reform, sanitation movement), born in Manchester, England (d. 1890)
  • 1814 Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector
  • 1820 John Milton Thayer, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bellingham, Massachusetts (d. 1906)
  • 1828 Adam Jacoby Slemmer, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (d. 1868)
  • 1828 Ferdinand Cohn, German biologist, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1898)
  • 1832 John Pegram, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • 1848 Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)

Person of interestEdith Wharton

1862 Edith Wharton [-Jones], Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), born in NYC, New York (d. 1937)

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton
  • 1864 Marguerite Durand, French feminist leader (d. 1936)
  • 1872 Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (d. 1943)
  • 1872 Ethel Turner, Australian author (d. 1958)
  • 1874 Arthur Schomburg (Arturo Alfonso), Puerto Rican archivist of African American history and culture, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico (d. 1938)
  • 1880 Elisabeth Achelis, creator (World Calendar)
  • 1888 Ernst Heinrich Heinkel, German inventor (1st rocket-powered aircraft)
  • 1888 Hedwig "Vicki" Baum, Austrian American author (Men Never Know, Grand Hotel), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1960)
  • 1891 Walter Model, German field marshal
  • 1895 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Der Halbe Mensch)
  • 1895 Eugen Roth, German poet, born in Munich (d. 1976)
  • 1902 Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist
  • 1902 Walter Keirnan, New Havens Ct, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret)
  • 1902 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (d. 1965)
  • 1903 Robert Gwathmey, artist (Arts & Letters)
  • 1905 J. Howard Marshall [James Howard Marshall II), American businessman and husband of Anna Nicole Smith, born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Norman Cook, British museum curator (d. 1994)
  • 1907 Alfonse Vranckx, Belgian lawyer/politician
  • 1907 Maurice Couve de Murville, France premier (1968-69)
  • 1911 C. L. Moore, American science fiction & fantasy writer (Judgment Night), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1987)
  • 1915 Robert Motherwell, American painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic), born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 1991)
  • 1916 John Corner, British mathematician, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1916 Marvin Creamer, American mariner, 1st recorded person to sail around the world without navigational instruments, born near Vineland, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 1918 Oral Roberts, American Televangelist, founder Oral Roberts College, born in Pontotoc County Oklahoma (d. 2009)
  • 1919 Nora Beloff, English journalist & author, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Bernard J. Dwyer, American politician (Rep-D-NJ, 1981- 93), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Charles Socarides, American psychiatrist, born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2005)
  • 1924 John Spencer, Earl of Spencer, English peer and father of Diana, Princess of Wales, born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1924 Robert Kastenmeier, American politician (Rep-D-WI, 1959-91), born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
  • 1926 Robert Delpire, French publisher, editor and photographer, born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Paula Hawkins, American politician (Sen-R-FL, 1981-86), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2009)
  • 1927 Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Desmond Morris, English zoologist (Human Ape, Body Language), born in Purton, United Kingdom
  • 1930 Bernard Matthews, English turkey farmer (Bernard Matthews Farms), born in Brooke, England (d. 2010)
  • 1934 Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet, born in Leszno, Poland (d. 1976)
  • 1936 Doug Kershaw, American fiddle player, born in Cameron Parrish, Louisiana
  • 1945 D. Todd Christofferson, American LDS apostle, born in American Fork, Utah
  • 1945 John Garamendi, American politician, born in Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Florida
  • 1947 David Randall, British priest, founder of Cara (d. 1996)
  • 1948 Elliott Abrams, American ass. secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras, born in New York
  • 1949 Bart Gordon, American politician (Rep-D-TN, 1985- ), born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee,
  • 1950 Benjamin Urrutia, Ecuadorian-born American writer, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • 1950 Laura Kelly, American politician, Governor of Kansas (2019-), born in New York City
  • 1952 William F. Readdy, American astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79), born in Quonset Point, Rhode Island

Person of interestMoon Jae-in

1953 Moon Jae-in, South Korean politician, President of South Korea (2017-), born in Geoje, South Korea

President of South Korea Moon Jae-in
President of South Korea
Moon Jae-in
  • 1961 Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov, Soviet cosmonaut, born in Varna, Bulgaria
  • 1961 Vince Russo, American writer, born in Long Island, New York
  • 1974 Kristy Sargeant, Canadian ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1974 Shii Ann Huang, American game show contestant, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1993 Ashley Jade Stern, daughter of radio personality Howard Stern, born in Long Island, New York

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

1328 King Edward III of England (15) marries Philippa of Hainault (18) at York Minster, in York

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III

LoveWedding of Interest

1884 Abolitionist Frederick Douglass marries his second wife suffragist Helen Pitts

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
  • 1978 Rose Dugdale and Eddie Gallagher become the first convicted prisoners to marry in prison in the history of the Republic of Ireland.

Deaths in History


41 Caligula [Gaius Caesar], 3rd Roman Emperor (37-41 AD) who was known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, assassinated at 28 by Praetorian Guards

3rd Roman Emperor Caligula
3rd Roman Emperor
  • 772 Stephen III/IV, Catholic Pope (768-72), dies. (b. 720)
  • 817 Stefanus IV, Pope (816-17), dies
  • 1125 David IV of Georgia (b. 1073)
  • 1336 Alfonso IV, the Benignant, King of Aragon (1327-36), dies at 36
  • 1376 Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel, English military leader
  • 1547 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, executed for treason
  • 1595 Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, Governor of Bohemia, dies at 65
  • 1619 Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator against the rule of James I of England, dies at 54
  • 1626 Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer, dies at 45
  • 1639 George Jenatsch, Grisons leader, assassinated
  • 1678 Joan Maetsuyker, gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 72
  • 1709 George Rooke, English admiral (b. 1650)
  • 1769 François de Chevert, French general (b. 1695)
  • 1824 Ercole Consalvi, Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal, dies at 66
  • 1856 Rabbi Yechezkel of Kuzmir, Polish Hasidic leader (b. 1775)
  • 1860 James Pollard Espy, American meteorologist (Philosophy of Storms), dies at 74
  • 1862 James McIntosh, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at about 33
  • 1864 Stephen Gardner Champlin, brigadier general (Union), dies at about 36
  • 1877 Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (b. 1796)
  • 1880 José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican poet, dies at 28
  • 1882 Levi Boone, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1808)
  • 1885 Martin Delany, African-American abolitionist and physician (1st African American major in US Army), dies at 72
  • 1895 Lord Randolph Churchill, British politician (b. 1849)
  • 1911 David Graham Phillips, American journalist and novelist (b. 1867)
  • 1912 James Allen, English writer (As a Man Thinketh), dies at 47
  • 1924 Thephilo Braga, Portuguese poet & politician, dies at 80
  • 1924 Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, dies at 29
  • 1929 Willem Royaards, Dutch theater director (Adam in Ballingschap), dies at 62
  • 1930 Rebecca Latimer Felton, American writer and politician (first woman to serve as U.S. Senator (Georgia)), dies at 94
  • 1932 Alfred Yarrow, English shipbuilder (b. 1842)
  • 1939 Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist, dies at 71
  • 1943 John Burns, British minister of Local Government (1905-14), dies
  • 1947 Felix Timmermans, Flemish painter and illustrator (Pallieter), dies at 60
  • 1948 Maria Mandel, Camp Leader at Auschwitz (b. 1912)
  • 1948 Arthur Liebehenschel, Commandant at Auschwitz concentration camp (b. 1901)

Person of interestGerd von Rundstedt

1953 [Karl Rudolf] Gerd von Rundstedt, German field marshal during World War II (Commander-in-Chief in the West), dies of heart failure at 77

German General Gerd von Rundstedt
German General
Gerd von Rundstedt
  • 1955 Ira Hayes, American World War II hero (b. 1923)
  • 1961 Willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82
  • 1962 Stanley Lord, Captain of the SS Californian the night of the Titanic disaster, dies at 84
  • 1962 Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish poet, novelist, recognized as one of the most important representatives of modernism in Turkish literature (A Mind at Peace, The Time Regulation Institute), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1964 Stuart Davis, American modernist painter, dies at 71

Person of interestWinston Churchill

1965 Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55) British leader during WWII dies at 90

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1966 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian nuclear physicist, dies at 56
  • 1967 Howard Charles Shaiffer, entertainer, dies at 49
  • 1970 Caresse Crosby, American poet (b. 1891)
  • 1971 Bill W., American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
  • 1975 Erich Kempka, German chauffeur to Adolf Hitler, dies at 64
  • 1978 Herta Oberheuser, German doctor (b. 1911)
  • 1982 Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian president and dictator (b. 1918)
  • 1986 L. Ron Hubbard, American sci-fi writer (Death Quest) and founder of the Scientology cult, dies at 74
  • 1988 Werner Fenchel, German mathematician (b. 1905)

BattleTed Bundy

1989 Ted Bundy, American serial killer of up to 100 women during the 1970s, executed by electric chair in Florida at 42

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • 1991 John M. Kelly, Irish politician and academic (b. 1931)
  • 1991 Jack Schaefer, American author (Shane), dies at 83
  • 1992 Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (b. 1950)

Person of interestThurgood Marshall

1993 Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • 1993 Ugur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (Cumhuriyet Murder), dies at 50
  • 1994 Michalis Vranopoulos, head of Greek state bank, murdered at 48
  • 1994 Yves Navarre, French writer (Le Jardin d'acclimatation), dies at 53
  • 1995 Ian Prestt, English ornithologist, dies at 65
  • 1995 Victor Reinganum, English artist and illustrator, dies at 87
  • 1995 Wim H Sinnige, Amsterdam PvdA alderman of Finance, dies at 60
  • 1997 Callum Alexander MacDonald, Scottish historian, dies of cancer at 49
  • 1998 Jay Monahan, husband of Katie Couric, dies of cancer at 42
  • 2002 Elie Hobeika, Lebanese Forces militia commander (b. 1956)
  • 2002 Kurt Schaffenberger, American comics artist (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane), dies at 81
  • 2003 Gianni Agnelli, Italian auto executive (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Lucien Blackwell, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), dies at 71
  • 2003 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist and CEO of Fiat Automaker, dies at 81
  • 2005 Vladimir Savchenko, Ukrainian writer (b. 1933)
  • 2006 Schafik Handal, Salvadoran politician
  • 2007 Guadalupe Larriva, Ecuadorian politician (b. 1956)
  • 2007 Emiliano Mercado del Toro, World's oldest living man 2004-2007, dies at 115
  • 2008 J. Robert Hooper, American politician, dies at 71
  • 2009 Reg Gutteridge, British Boxing Journalist (b. 1924)
  • 2009 Kay Yow, North Carolina State Univ. women's basketball head coach (b. 1942)
  • 2016 Marvin Minsky, American artificial intelligence computer scientist (MIT), dies at 88
  • 2018 Jack Ketchum [Dallas William Mayr], American horror fiction author (Off Season, Red, The Woman), dies of cancer at 71
  • 2020 Pete Stark, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1973-2013), dies at 88