On This Day

On This Day in History for January 31

Events in History

  • 314 St Silvester I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 876 Charles becomes king of Italy

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1504 Under the Treaty of Lyon, French King Louis XII cedes Naples to Ferdinand II of Aragon after defeat in the Italian War of 1499–1504

King of Aragon Ferdinand II of Aragon
King of Aragon
Ferdinand II of Aragon
King of France Louis XII
King of France
Louis XII
  • 1531 King Ferdinand of Austria and King John Zapolya of Hungary officially recognise each other
  • 1578 Battle of Gembloux (Gembloers); Spanish forces win decisive victor over coalition rebel forces
  • 1596 Catholic League disbanded
  • 1609 Wisselbank of Amsterdam established
  • 1627 Spanish government goes bankrupt
  • 1675 Cornelia/Dina Olfaarts found not guilty of witchcraft
  • 1696 Revolt by undertakers after funeral reforms (Amsterdam)
  • 1747 The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital, London

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1779 Charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog

Astronomer Charles Messier
Charles Messier

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1804 British vice-admiral William Blighs fleet reaches Curacao

Naval Commander William Bligh
Naval Commander
William Bligh
  • 1814 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina.
  • 1817 Franz Grillparzer's "Die Ahnfrau" premieres in Vienna
  • 1846 After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unified as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1849 Corn Laws abolished in Britain
  • 1851 San Francisco Orphan's Asylum founded, 1st in California
  • 1854 Dutch KNMI established (Royal Meteorological Institute)
  • 1855 Western railroads blocked by snow
  • 1855 The government of Lord Aberdeen in the United Kingdom falls following heavy scrutiny of the Crimean War
  • 1861 Friedrich Hebbel's "Siegfrieds Tod" premieres in Weimar
  • 1861 State of Louisiana takes over US Mint at New Orleans (U.S Civil War)
  • 1862 Astronomer Alvan Graham Clark makes first observation of Sirius B (first known white dwarf star) in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts while testing his new telescope
  • 1863 1st black Civil War regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, mustered into US army
  • 1865 Congress passes the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (passes 121-24)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1865 General Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1867 Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board of a French ship for Algeria
  • 1871 Millions of birds fly over western San Francisco, darkening the sky

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1874 Jesse James gang robs a train at Gads Hill, Missouri

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • 1876 The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
  • 1891 The first attempt of a Portuguese republican revolution breakes out in the northern city of Porto
  • 1893 "Westminster Gazette" begins publishing
  • 1895 Jose Martí & others leave NYC for invasion of Spanish Cuba
  • 1900 The final report of the USA's Philippine Commission is released, favouring territorial government for the islands with home rule in local affairs, but with US assumptions of ultimate responsibility for the government.
  • 1901 Boer generals Jan Smuts & De la Rey conqueror Mud river, Transvaal

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1901 Chekhov's "Three Sisters" opens at Moscow Art Theater

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • 1901 Austro-Hungarian Empire: The Reichsrath, dissolved on September 7, 1900, by Emperor Franz Joseph, reopens after the recent elections sees the defeat of extremists
  • 1905 1st automobile to exceed 100 mph (161 kph), A G MacDonald, Daytona Beach
  • 1905 Carroll Wright appointed 1st Commissioner of Labor, USA
  • 1906 Strongest instrumentally recorded earthquake, Colombia, 8.6 Richter
  • 1911 Congress names San Francisco as Panama Canal opening celebration site
  • 1915 1st (German) poison gas attack, against Russians
  • 1916 Dutch Girl Guides form
  • 1917 Germany notifies US that U-boats will attack neutral merchant ship
  • 1917 Mexican President Carranza announces a new constitution with many liberal elements; most of which his regime will not implement
  • 1918 A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.
  • 1919 The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland: troops deployed against protesters for fear of a Bolshevik uprising
  • 1920 1st Ukrainian daily newspaper in US (NYC) begins publication
  • 1920 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity incorporates at Howard University
  • 1925 Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president of Angola
  • 1927 Internationall allied military command in Germany disbands
  • 1928 Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company
  • 1929 Erich Maria Remarque publishes "Im Westen nichts Neues" in Berlin

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1929 Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1930 1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • 1931 Philip Barry's "Tomorrow & Tomorrow" premieres in NYC
  • 1932 US railway unions accept 10% wage reduction

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1933 French government of Édouard Daladier takes power

Prime Minister of France Édouard Daladier
Prime Minister of France
Édouard Daladier

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1933 Adolf Hitler promises parliamentary democracy

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

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1934 FDR devalues US dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1936 "Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit
  • 1940 C Turney & J Horwin's "My Dear Children" premieres in NYC
  • 1941 Anti-German demonstration in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 1941 British army Layforce commando units set sail
  • 1943 Chile breaks off relations with Germany & Japan

Battle of InterestNazi General Friedrich Paulus Surrenders

1943 Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrenders to Soviet troops at Stalingrad

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German field marshal Friedrich Paulus, the highest-ranking German officer to surrender during World War II
German field marshal Friedrich Paulus, the highest-ranking German officer to surrender during World War II
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Battle of InterestD-Day

1944 Operation-Overlord (D-Day) postponed until June

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Into the Jaws of Death by Robert F. Sargent
Into the Jaws of Death by Robert F. Sargent
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  • 1944 U-592 sunk off Ireland
  • 1944 US forces invade Kwajalein Atoll
  • 1945 US 4th Infantry division occupies Elcherrath
  • 1945 Soviet troops reach the Oder River, less that 50 miles from Berlin
  • 1946 Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, becomes a federal republic

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1948 J. D. Salinger's short story "A Perfect Day for Banana Fish" appears in the New Yorker

Novelist J. D. Salinger
J. D. Salinger
  • 1948 Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway

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1950 US President Harry Truman publicly announces support for the development of a hydrogen bomb

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1952 Dutch Lutheran Church reunites after 1½ centuries
  • 1953 "Princess Victoria" capsized off Stanraer Scotland; 133 die
  • 1953 Hurricane-like winds flood Netherlands drowning 1,835
  • 1956 French government of Guy Mollet forms
  • 1956 Juscelino Kubitschek becomes president of Brazil
  • 1957 Trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished
  • 1957 Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.
  • 1958 James van Allen discovers radiation belt
  • 1958 US launches their 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1

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1961 David Ben-Gurion resigns as Prime Minister of Israel

1st Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion
1st Prime Minister of Israel
David Ben-Gurion
  • 1961 Ham the chimpanzee is 1st primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury/Redstone 2
  • 1961 Houston voters approve bond to finance luxury domed stadium
  • 1961 Kanhai completes twin tons (117 & 115) v Aust at Adelaide
  • 1961 NATO secretary-general Paul-Henri Spaak says he'll resign
  • 1961 USAF launches Samos spy satellite to replace U-2 flights
  • 1962 General Charles P Cabell, USAF, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • 1962 Samuel Gravely assumes command of destroyer escort "USS Falgout", first African American to command a combat ship
  • 1966 Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers
  • 1966 USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon
  • 1968 Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 v India in his last Test for ten years
  • 1968 Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia
  • 1968 Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, USSR
  • 1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1969 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, ends term as deputy director of CIA

Birthdays in History

  • 36 BC Antonia Minor, daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia Minor (d. 38 AD)
  • 877 Taejo of Goryeo, ruler of Korea (d. 943)
  • 1512 King Henry of Portugal (d. 1580)

Person of interestTokugawa Ieyasu

1543 Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese Shogun who founded the first Tokugawa Shogunate and united Japan, born in Okazaki, Japan (d. 1616)

  • 1550 Henry I, Duke of Guise, French Catholic leader, (d. 1588)
  • 1597 John Francis Regis, French saint (d. 1640)
  • 1601 Pieter de Bloot, Dutch landscape painter
  • 1607 James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby
  • 1612 Hendrik Casimir I, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Frisia
  • 1620 Georg F von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief
  • 1623 Francois de Laval, Catholic saint, 1st Roman Catholic bishop of Quebec, born in Montigny-sur-Avre (d. 1708)
  • 1633 Nathaniel Crew, English bishop (Durham)
  • 1673 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint (d. 1716)
  • 1686 Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (d. 1758)
  • 1734 Robert Morris, English-born merchant and American founding father (signed US Declaration of Independence), born in Liverpool, Enhland (d. 1784)
  • 1750 Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800, 1803-06)
  • 1752 Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat (d. 1816)
  • 1778 Franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848)
  • 1802 Jan C J van Speijk, Dutch naval hero
  • 1804 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic
  • 1810 Daniel Ruggles, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • 1812 John Randolph Tucker, American naval officer (Confederate Navy), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1883)
  • 1813 Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam, physician/pharmacist/social activist
  • 1817 Antony Winkler Prins, Dutch writer (Groiler Encyclopaedia)
  • 1818 William Raine Peck, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1871)
  • 1820 William B. Washburn, 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • 1830 James G. Blaine, US Secretary of State (1881 and 1889-92) known as the "Plumed Knight", born in West Brownsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1893)
  • 1835 William Charles Lunalilo, Monarch of Hawaii (d. 1874)
  • 1857 George Jackson Churchward, Great Western Railway Chief mechanical engineer. (d. 1933)
  • 1863 Henri Berr, French philosopher (Revue de synthèse), born in Lunéville, France (d. 1954)
  • 1865 Tikhon of Moscow [Vasily Ivanovich Bellavin], 11th Patriarch of Moscow and all of Russia, born in Toropets District, Pskov, Russian Empire (d. 1925)
  • 1865 Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)
  • 1866 Emil Strauss, German writer (Naked Man)
  • 1868 Theodore William Richards, chemist (atomic weights, Nobel-1914)
  • 1869 Henri Carton de Wiart, Belgian Count/literary/premier (1920-21)
  • 1872 Zane Grey, American West novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage)
  • 1877 Max Ettlinger, German philosopher, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1878 Willem J M van Eysinga, Dutch international law jurist
  • 1881 Irving Langmuir, inventor (tungsten filament lamp/Nobel 1932)
  • 1881 Joseph A Cushman, American palaentologist
  • 1882 Josephus RH van Schaik, Dutch lawyer/vice-premier
  • 1884 Theodor Heuss, 1st President of Germany (Bundespräsident) (d. 1963)
  • 1886 Alfonso López Pumarejo, 16th President of Colombia (Liberal: 1934-38 and 1942-46) and statesman (President of UN security council 1948), born in Honda, Colombia (d. 1959)
  • 1890 Adolf Bach, German language/sociologist (Deutsche Namenkunde)
  • 1893 Freya Stark, English explorer/ travel writer
  • 1896 Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1901 Jan Dieters, Dutch politician and resistance fighter who was the head of the Communist Party of the Netherlands, born in Slochteren (d. 1943)
  • 1901 Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer
  • 1902 Alva Myrdal, Uppsala Sweden, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)
  • 1902 Jean C M Picart le Doux, French carpet designer
  • 1902 Julian H Steward, US anthropologist/professor
  • 1903 Gardner Cowles, Iowa, publisher/founder (Look Magazine)
  • 1904 E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/ARP-alderman/co-founder (Trouw)
  • 1905 Anna Blaman [Johanna P Vrugt], Dutch writer (Wife & Friend)
  • 1905 John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist (Appointment at Samarra)
  • 1909 Foley Newns, British colonial administrator
  • 1909 Miron Grindea, literary editor
  • 1910 Herbert Ashworth, CEO (Nationwide Building Society)
  • 1911 A G Ogston, president (Trinity College-Oxford)
  • 1911 Christina Foyle, book seller
  • 1914 Sri Daya Mata, Hindu religious figure
  • 1915 Garry Moore [Thomas Garrison Morfit], Balt, host (I've Got a Secret)

Person of interestThomas Merton

1915 Thomas Merton, French-American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), born in Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales, France

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
  • 1915 William Crosbie, artist
  • 1916 Ciro D Crown, premier of Dutch Antilles (1968-69)
  • 1916 Violet Cane, statistician
  • 1917 Erich Geiringer, general practitioner campaigner
  • 1919 Robert Lowry, Baron Lowry. Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.
  • 1920 Robert Hersant, press baron
  • 1920 Stewart L. Udall, US Secretary of Interior (1961-69), born in St Johns, Arizona
  • 1921 E. Fay Jones, American architect (d. 2004)
  • 1922 Michael Wilford, diplomat

Person of interestNorman Mailer

1923 Norman Mailer, American novelist (Naked & the Dead, The Executioner's Song), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)

Novelist Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer
  • 1924 Robert Gatehouse, former High Court judge
  • 1925 Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader
  • 1925 Charles Aidman, American TV narrator (New Twilight Zone), born in Frankfort, Indiana
  • 1925 Fred Catherwood, British politician, Vice President of the European Parliament 1989-1992, born in Castledawson, County Londonderry (d. 2014)
  • 1926 Prunella Briance, founder (National Childbirth Trust)

Person of interestLorraine Warren

1927 Lorraine Warren (née Moran), American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Monroe, Connecticut (d. 2019)

Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Lorraine Warren
  • 1928 Eric Ash, rector (Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine)
  • 1928 Richard Buckley, royal equerry
  • 1928 Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor, born in Bridgwater, Somerset
  • 1928 S. Newman Darby, American inventor of the sailboard, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1931 Jean Burroughs, educationalist
  • 1931 Nicholas Gordon Lennox, diplomat
  • 1932 Pieter Brattinga, Dutch graphic artist
  • 1933 Joseph D Early, (Rep-D-MA, 1975- )
  • 1933 Bernardo Provenzano, Mafia Boss (Cosa Nostra), born in Corleone, Sicily (d.2016)
  • 1935 Kenzaburo Oe, Japanese novelist (Catch, Personal Matter) who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994, born in Ōse, Japan
  • 1937 Steve Karmen, American jingle writer (I Love NY, This Bud's for You), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1937 Andrée Boucher, Canadian politician (mayor of Quebec City), born in Sainte-Foy, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1938 Ajip Rosidi, Indonesian poet/writer (Madjalah Sunda, Pesta)
  • 1938 Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, former Queen of the Netherlands (1980-2013), born in Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1938 James G Watt, Colo, US Secretary of Interior (1981-83)
  • 1941 George S Mickelson, (Gov-SD)
  • 1941 Richard A Gephardt, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
  • 1941 Eugène Terre'Blanche, South African white supremacist and leader of the far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, born in Ventersdorp, Transvaal Province, South Africa (d. 2010)
  • 1944 Anton Korteweg, Dutch poet (For the Good Order)

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

1560 Spanish King Philip II (10) marries Elisabeth of Valois (13), daughter of Henry II of France

King of Spain Philip II of Spain
King of Spain
Philip II of Spain
  • 1842 10th US President John Tyler's daughter Elizabeth marries in the White House

Deaths in History

  • 743 Muhammad al-Baqir, Shia Imam (b. 676)
  • 1398 Emperor Sukō, Japanese Emperor of the Northern Court (1348-51), dies at 63
  • 1435 Xuande, Emperor of China (b. 1398)
  • 1561 Menno Simons, Dutch priest and vicar whose followers are named the Mennonites, dies at around 65
  • 1561 Bairam Khan, Great Mughal General, regent for Akbar
  • 1580 Henry, King of Portugal, Cardinal, Epilepticus and Regent. Reigned 1578-80 (b. 1512)

BattleGuy Fawkes

1606 Guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator who was convicted in the "Gunpowder Plot" to blow up the British Parliament, hanged at 35

English Catholic Conspirator Guy Fawkes
English Catholic Conspirator
Guy Fawkes
  • 1615 Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit priest (5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus), dies at 71
  • 1632 Joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (b. 1552)
  • 1665 Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (b. 1622)
  • 1686 Jean Mairet, French dramatist (b. 1604)
  • 1720 Thomas Grey, 2nd Earl of Stamford, English privy councillor (c. 1654)
  • 1729 Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch navigator and explorer (1st European to discover Easter Island), dies at 69
  • 1736 Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect, dies at 57

Person of interestBonnie Prince Charlie

1788 Bonnie Prince Charlie [Charles Edward Stuart], English pretender to throne (Jacobite rebellion), dies of a stroke at 67

Pretender to the British throne Bonnie Prince Charlie
Pretender to the British throne
Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • 1790 Thomas Lewis, Irish-American surveyor, lawyer, and a pioneer of early Virginia, dies at 71
  • 1794 Marriott Arbuthnot, British admiral (b. 1711)
  • 1815 José Félix Ribas, Venezuelan independentist leader (b. 1775)
  • 1828 Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter, dies at 35
  • 1844 Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general and engineer, dies at 70
  • 1856 Khedrup Gyatso, 11th Dalai Lama of Tibet, dies at 17
  • 1861 Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53
  • 1864 Hamilton Rowan Gamble, American judge/governor of Missouri (1861-64), dies
  • 1888 John Bosco, Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society, dies at 72
  • 1891 Ernest Meissonier, French painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1892 Charles Spurgeon, English preacher and evangelist, dies at 57
  • 1907 Timothy Eaton, Irish-born Canadian department store founder (Eatons), dies at 72
  • 1919 Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Estimate), dies at 79
  • 1925 George W. Cable, American writer (Northampton Years), dies at 80
  • 1933 John Galsworthy, English author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932), dies at 65
  • 1940 René "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56
  • 1944 Jean Giraudoux, French writer and playwright (The Madwoman of Chaillot), dies at 61
  • 1945 Eddie Slovik, 1st US executed for desertion since Civil War at 25
  • 1954 Edwin H Armstrong, US radio inventor (FM), commits suicide at 63
  • 1955 John Mott, American theologist and founder (YMCA, Nobel 1946), dies at 89

Person of interestA. A. Milne

1956 A. A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, dies at 74

Author A. A. Milne
A. A. Milne
  • 1967 Otto Dibelius, German theologian/bishop, dies at 86
  • 1969 Meher Baba, Indian guru (b. 1894)
  • 1971 Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian and linguist, dies at 79
  • 1972 Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, king of Nepal (1955-72), dies at 51
  • 1972 Fritiof Nilsson Piraten, Swedish writer (Bombi Bitt Och Jag), dies at 76
  • 1973 Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77
  • 1974 Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Flandre), dies at 72

Person of interestSamuel Goldwyn

1974 Samuel Goldwyn, Polish English American film magnate (MGM), dies of natural causes at 91

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • 1976 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant, conviction on kidnapping, rape, and armed robbery charges, stabbed to death at 34
  • 1990 Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian-born imam (b. 1935)
  • 1994 Pierre Boulle, French writer (Executioner), dies at 81
  • 1995 James Johnson, English MP (Labour, 1950..83), dies at 86
  • 1995 George Stibitz, American mathematician and scientist, dies at 90
  • 1996 Gustave Solomon, mathematician, dies at 65
  • 1997 John Joseph Scanlan, Irish Catholic prelate (b. 1930)
  • 2000 Gil Kane, Latvian-born comic book writer (b. 1926)
  • 2001 Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian-American sci-fi author (Genetic General), dies at 77
  • 2002 Francis Gabreski, American fighter pilot (b. 1919)
  • 2003 Michael Ogden, British barrister and judge (Ogden Tables), dies at 76
  • 2007 Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author, dies at 62
  • 2007 Adelaide Tambo, South African anti-apartheid activist, politician and wife of Oliver Tambo, dies at 77
  • 2008 Zeltim Odie Peterson, famous pug (b. 1997)
  • 2012 Anthony Bevilacqua, American cardinal, dies at 88
  • 2012 Dorothea Tanning, American artist (Nachtmusik, 1943, Night Shadow, 1945), dies at 101
  • 2012 Tristram Coffin, American folklorist, dies from pneumonia at 89
  • 2012 Mike Kelley, American artist, commits suicide at 57
  • 2015 Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), dies at 94