On This Day in History for June 7

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 136

  • 555 Vigilius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1099 1st Crusaders arrive in Jerusalem
  • 1340 Rotterdam Netherlands founded
  • 1413 King Ladislaw of Naples occupies Rome
  • 1420 Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independence of the Patriarchate of Aquileia
  • 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas: Spain and Portugal divide the new world along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, off the west coast of Africa

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1527 Pope Clement VII surrenders to Emperor Charles V's armies

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1546 England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland/Ireland
  • 1557 England declares war on France

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1614 2nd parliament of King James I, dissolves passing no legislation

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI

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1628 English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I

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1654 Louis XIV crowned King of France

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1672 Battle by Solebay: Dutch admiral M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
  • 1692 Earthquake in Porte Royale, Jamaica, kills 3,000
  • 1694 English invasion army under Thomas Tollemache reaches Brest

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1769 Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass, State of Kentucky

Frontiersman Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone
  • 1776 Richard Lee (Virginia) moves Declaration of Independence in Continental Congress
  • 1780 Anti-Catholic riot in London, hundreds die
  • 1788 French peasants stone the Army in Grenbole, an event known as the Day of the Tiles
  • 1798 Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews
  • 1798 Thomas Malthus publishes the first edition of his influential 'Essay on the Principle of Population' (date of the unsigned preface)
  • 1800 David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba
  • 1832 Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada
  • 1839 Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed
  • 1860 Workmen start laying track for Market Street Railroad, San Francisco
  • 1862 Skirmish at Union Church, Virginia (Peninsular)
  • 1862 General B. Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed and destroyed US flag on display over New Orleans Mint
  • 1862 The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade

BattleBattle of Interest

1863 Battle of Milliken's Bend, Lousisiana, Jefferson Davis' home burnt

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1863 Mexico City captured by French troops

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1864 Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by the Republican Party

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1866 1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec
  • 1875 California Rifle and Pistol Association founded
  • 1880 War of the Pacific: The Battle of Arica, assault and capture of Morro de Arica (Arica Cape), that ended the Campaña del Desierto (Desert Campaign).
  • 1887 Monotype type-casting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston, Washington, D.C.
  • 1892 Republican convention in Minneapolis begins

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1893 Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1898 Social Democracy of America party holds 1st national convention, Chicago
  • 1900 Boer general Christian de Law occupies British rail depot at Roodewal
  • 1905 Norway dissolves union with Sweden (in effect since 1814)
  • 1906 Famous Cunard passenger liner Lusitania launches
  • 1909 Cleveland Industrial Exposition opens
  • 1912 St Pius X encyclical "On Indians of South America"
  • 1912 US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane
  • 1913 1st verifiable ascent of main summit of Denali (Mt McKinley), North America's highest mountain led by Hudson Stuck and Harry Karstens
  • 1916 Germany troop march into Fort Faux, Verdun

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1916 Theodore Roosevelt declines nomination of the Progressive Party and throws his support behind Republican Charles Evans Hughes

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1917 Melvin Jones and a number of other Chicago businessmen found Lions Clubs International, now the largest service organization in the world
  • 1917 The British detonate mines beneath the German-held Messines Ridge, in the Ypres area
  • 1919 Sette giugno: Riot in Malta; four are killed.

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1924 George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory

  • 1926 Swedish government of Ekman forms
  • 1929 Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour)
  • 1929 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
  • 1930 NY Times agrees to capitalize the n in "Negro"

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1933 George Balanchine/Kurt Weills "7 Deadly Sins" premieres in Paris

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • 1936 Yanks beat Indians 5-4 in 16; longest game without a strikeout

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1936 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution

  • 1938 1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan & God"
  • 1938 Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen)
  • 1938 The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight.

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1939 George VI and Elizabeth become the 1st king and queen of Britain to visit USA

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • 1940 British/French troops evacuate Narvik

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1941 Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and Richard L. M. Synge give the first demonstration of partition chromatography (separation of mixtures) at a meeting of the Biochemical Society held at the National Institute for Medical Research, Hampstead

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • 1942 USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1942 Battle of Midway ends: Admiral Chester Nimitz wins 1st World War II naval defeat of Japan

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • 1942 Germany Army marches into Sebastopol, Russia
  • 1942 Japanese troops land on Attu, Aleutian Islands
  • 1944 Canadian 50th division occupies Bayeux

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1944 Claus von Stauffenberg meets Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1946 Pirates players vote 20-16 to walkout rather than play the Giants
  • 1946 US Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel
  • 1948 Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; President Bernes resigns
  • 1948 KVP wins Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
  • 1953 1st color network telecast in compatible color (Boston Massachusetts)
  • 1953 Mary Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Washington, D.C. restaurants
  • 1954 1st microbiology laboratory dedicated (New Brunswick NJ)

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1955 1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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1955 India Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visit USSR

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • 1956 Singapore government of Marshall resigns
  • 1958 Battles between Turkish & Greeks Cypriots break out
  • 1959 KLX-AM in Oakland California changes call letters to KEWB (now KNEW)
  • 1962 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 31,580 m
  • 1965 Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits
  • 1965 Morocco King Hassan suspends constitution, grabs power
  • 1965 The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples
  • 1967 2 Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors
  • 1967 Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem
  • 1968 Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination


1968 The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • 1969 Wash Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1
  • 1971 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut space station

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1972 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1972 Hsan Hua, Zen teacher, conducted 1st ordination ceremony in America
  • 1975 Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 v Pakistan World Cup
  • 1977 Anita Bryant leads successful crusade against Miami gay rights law
  • 1978 Emmy 5th Daytime Award presentation
  • 1979 52nd National Spelling Bee: Katie Kerwin wins spelling maculature
  • 1979 Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
  • 1979 Portugal government of Mota Pinto resigns

Birthdays in History

  • 1082 Huizong, 8th Emperor of Song Dynasty of China (d. 1135)
  • 1502 John III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1521-57), born in the Palace of Alcáçova, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1557)
  • 1529 Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and man of letters (d. 1615)
  • 1619 Paulus Voet, Dutch jurist/historian
  • 1761 John Rennie, Scottish engineer (d. 1821)

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1770 Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Tory: 1812-27), born in London (d. 1828)

British Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson
British Prime Minister
Robert Jenkinson
  • 1778 George Bryan "Beau" Brummel, English dandy, born in London, England
  • 1811 James Young Simpson, Scottish obstetrician who popularized chloroform for medicinal use, born in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland (d. 1870)
  • 1812 Theophilus Toulmin Garrard, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Clay County, Kentucky (d. 1902)
  • 1825 Richard D Blackmore, England, author (Norie, Lorna Doone)
  • 1831 Amelia Edwards, English author and Egyptologist (d. 1892)
  • 1837 Alois Hitler, father of Adolf Hitler (d. 1903)
  • 1840 Carlota of Mexico, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67), born in Brussels, Belgium

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1848 Paul Gauguin, [Eugene Henri], French post-impressionist painter who worked in French Polynesia, born in Paris (d. 1903)

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin
  • 1862 Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
  • 1868 Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator (d. 1928)
  • 1877 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1944)
  • 1879 Knud J. V. Rasmussen, Danish pole explorer (Thule)
  • 1879 Joan Voûte, Dutch astronomer (d. 1963)
  • 1883 Sylvanus Morley, U.S. archaeologist and spy (d. 1948)
  • 1884 Julius P. Hoste, Belgium minister/daily newspaper publisher (Last News)
  • 1886 Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (d. 1972)
  • 1887 William Walraven, Dutch journalist/writer (Indian Daily)
  • 1891 Koos [Jacobus J] Vorrink, Dutch politician (SDAP/AJC/PvdA)
  • 1896 Robert S. Mulliken, American chemist and physicist (Nobel 1966), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1896 Imre Nagy, Hungarian politician (d. 1958)
  • 1896 Douglas Campbell, American World War I flying ace (d. 1990)
  • 1899 Elizabeth Bowen, novelist (Death of the Heart, Encounters), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1900 Jan [Johannes A A] Engelman, poet/translator/critic (Garden of Eros)
  • 1902 Herman B. Wells, president and chancellor of Indiana University (d. 2000)
  • 1909 Peter W Rodino, (Rep-D-NJ, 1949- )/chaired Watergate council
  • 1910 Bradford Washburn, American explorer, (d. 2007)
  • 1910 Marion Post Wolcott, New Jersey USA, depression era photographer
  • 1911 Brooks Stevens, automotive designer (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Anthony David Machell Cox, medievalist
  • 1917 Gwendolyn Brooks, US poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950)
  • 1918 Irene Vorrink, Dutch minister (health & environment)
  • 1920 Georges Marchais, political leader (French Communist Party)
  • 1923 Giorgio Belladonna, bridge champion
  • 1923 Jules Deschênes, Canadian jurist (d. 2000)
  • 1925 Camille Flammarion, French astronomer/writer (Thunder & Lightning)
  • 1926 Dick Williams, Wall Lake Iowa, choral director (Andy Williams Show)
  • 1927 Martin Carter, Guyanese poet and political activist, born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1997)
  • 1928 Anthony Nicholas Maria Wahl, historian
  • 1928 David Malcolm Lewis, expert in Greek Epigraphy
  • 1928 Reg Park, British bodybuilder
  • 1928 James Jude, American thoracic surgeon (developed CPR), born in Maple Lake, Minnesota (d. 2015)

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1929 John Turner, (L) 17th Canadian PM (1984), born in Richmond, England

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
  • 1931 Malcolm Morley, English-born painter
  • 1933 Henk E Koning, Dutch sect of Finances (VVD)
  • 1935 Thomas Kailath, American engineer
  • 1938 Judy Ann Scott-Fox, agent
  • 1941 Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer, born in Wells (d. 1972)

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1942 Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan revolutionary, politician, and political theorist, born in Qasr Abu Hadi, Libya

Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • 1943 Mel Levine, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-93), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Nikki Giovanni, poet (LHJ Woman of the Year 1973)
  • 1945 Wolfgang Schüssel, Chancellor of Austria
  • 1946 Jenny Jones, [Janina Stronski], Canadian comedienne (Jenny Jones Show)
  • 1954 Louise Erdrich, American author
  • 1955 Bill Koch, US skier, born in Brattleboro, Vermont,
  • 1955 William Koch, US skier (World Cup 1982)
  • 1957 Ruth Anderson, Welsh rug hooker famous for her folk rugs
  • 1958 Francesca Thyssen, Swiss art collector, born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1958 Surakiart Sathirathai, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand

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1959 Mike Pence, 48th Vice President of the United States (Republican: 2017-) and Governor of Indiana (2013-16), born in Columbus, Indiana

48th Vice President of the United States Mike Pence
48th Vice President of the United States
Mike Pence
  • 1965 Damien Hirst, English artist, born in Bristol, England
  • 1971 Alex X. Mooney, American politician
  • 1974 Bear Grylls, British survivor
  • 1978 Adrienne Frantz, (Tiffany Thorne-Sunset Beach), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • 1989 Michael Joseph Tamboli, born 01:23:45 PM on 6-7-89 in Eldersburg, Maryland
  • 1993 Jordan Fry, American actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), born in Spokane, Washington

Weddings in History

  • 421 Eudocia A. Athenais marries Oostromeins emperor Theodosius II
  • 1601 Louis Gunther of Nassau weds countess Anna Margaretha of Manderscheid
  • 1937 Three Stooges member Curly Howard (33) weds Elaine Ackerman

HeartWedding of Interest

1947 US Senator Edward W. Brooke (27) weds first wife Remigia Ferrari-Scacco

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • 1975 Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard (21) weds Cheryl Alley (21) at Magnolia Park United Methodist Church in Burbank, California
  • 2013 "Client List" actress Alicia Lagano (34) weds manager Hector Rendon at the Malibu Lake Mountain Club in Agoura Hills, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2014 Playwright Tom Stoppard (76) weds brewery heiress Sabrina Guinness on an intimate register office ceremony in East Dorset, England

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard

Divorces in History

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces his divorce from his wife on national TV

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

Deaths in History

  • 555 Vigilius, Italian Pope (537-55), dies
  • 1329 Robert Bruce, King of Scots (1306-29), dies at 53

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1329 Robert the Bruce, Scottish king (1306-1329) and national hero, dies at 56

King of Scotland Robert the Bruce
King of Scotland
Robert the Bruce
  • 1337 Willem III the Good, earl of Holland/Zealand, dies at about 49
  • 1358 Ashikaga Takauji, Japanese shogun (b. 1305)
  • 1394 Anne of Bohemia, wife of Richard II of England (plague) (b. 1367)
  • 1492 Kazimierz IV, King of Poland (1447-92), dies at 64
  • 1549 Eelke Fouckens, Frisian anabaptist, beheaded
  • 1555 Maarten van Rossum, Dutch army leader, dies at about 76
  • 1618 Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English Governor of Virginia (b. 1577)
  • 1624 Anne of Saint Bartolomaeus, Flemish nun/monk/saint, dies at 74
  • 1667 Thomas de Keyser, Amsterdam master builder/painter, buried
  • 1672 Willem J van Gendt, admiral/governor of Breda, dies at about 37
  • 1676 Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (b. 1606)
  • 1711 Henry Dodwell, Irish theologian (b. 1641)
  • 1754 Nikolaj Eigtved, Danish, architect (Amalienborg Square), dies at 52
  • 1779 William Warburton, English critic and Bishop of Gloucester (b. 1698)
  • 1800 Willem A Alting, governor-genl of Neth-Indies (1780-97), dies at 75
  • 1810 Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (b. 1765)
  • 1814 Robert Jasper van der de Capellen, mister of Marsch, dies at 71
  • 1821 Tudor Vladimirescu, Romanian rebellion-leader (b. cca. 1780)
  • 1826 Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (b. 1787)
  • 1840 Frederik Willem III, King of Prussia (1797-1840), dies at 69
  • 1847 Adolph Gopel, German mathematician, dies at 35
  • 1854 Charles Baudin, French admiral (b. 1792)
  • 1859 David Cox, English artist (b. 1783)
  • 1862 William B. Mumford, 1st US citizen hanged for treason, at 42
  • 1866 Chief Seattle, Native American leader
  • 1871 Thomas Jackson Rodman, American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder, dies on duty at 54
  • 1876 George Sand, writer, dies at 71
  • 1877 Winand C. H. Staring, geologist (Bottom of Netherlands), dies at 68
  • 1896 Wyatt Eaton, Canadian American artist, dies from tuberculosis at 47
  • 1906 Johan P. Van de Kellen, stamp cutter/lithographer, dies at 74
  • 1911 Maurice Rouvier, French statesman (b. 1842)
  • 1916 Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (b. 1847)
  • 1927 Voikov, Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, murdered
  • 1927 Edmund James Flynn, Premier of Quebec (b. 1847)
  • 1928 Chiang Tsolin, Chinese warlord of North-China, murdered
  • 1935 Ivan V Mitsjoerin, Russian botanist, dies
  • 1936 Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (b. 1875)
  • 1937 Jean Harlow, actress (Bombshell), dies from gallbladder infection at 26
  • 1938 Norbert Fonteyne, Flemish writer (How Flemings Came Late), dies
  • 1942 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (b. 1903)
  • 1945 Nishida Kitaro, scholar/philosopher/Zen practitioner, dies at 74
  • 1951 Bobel, Braune, Naumann, Ohlendorf, Pohl, Schallenmair & Otto Schmidt, Nazi war criminals, hanged
  • 1954 Alan Turing, British mathematician and computer scientist pioneer (Turing Machine), commits suicide at 41 (b. 1912)
  • 1956 Julien Benda, Fren philosopher/writer (La trahison des clercs), dies
  • 1957 Elizabeth S Kingsley, double-Crostic puzzle creator, dies
  • 1961 Robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, dies
  • 1965 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (Bauernpassion), dies
  • 1966 Jean Arp [Hans Arp], French-Swiss sculptor, artist and poet, dies at 78

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1967 Dorothy Parker, American writer (Enough Rope), dies at 73

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • 1967 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)

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1970 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Maurice, Passage to India), dies at 91

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • 1978 Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate 1967, dies at 80
  • 1979 Forrest Carter, American author (b. 1925)
  • 1980 Henry Miller, American writer (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn), dies of circulatory complications at 88
  • 1980 Elizabeth Craig, British writer (b. 1883)
  • 1983 Charles von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Belgium prince, buried
  • 1987 John Blofeld, writer/translator/Zen practitioner, dies at 73
  • 1989 Milton van Embricqs, Suriname/Dutch publicist, dies
  • 1994 Joseph Ruzindana, Rwandian bishop of Bjumba, murdered
  • 1994 Stuart Havelock Hollingdale, anthropologist, dies at 42
  • 1994 Vincent Nsengijumva, Rwandan archbishop of Kigali, murdered
  • 1995 Hsuan Hua, influential Buddhist master in the United States (b. 1918)
  • 1996 Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator, dies at 70
  • 1996 Noel Walton Bott, engineer, dies at 88
  • 1996 [Francis] Max Factor Jr, makeup inventor, dies at 91
  • 1996 Percy Edwards, English entertainer (known for his animal impressions), dies at 88
  • 1999 Paco Stanley, Mexican TV entertainer (b. 1942)
  • 2001 Víctor Paz Estenssoro, President of Bolivia (b. 1907)
  • 2002 Mary Lilian Baels, Belgian princess (b. 1916)
  • 2006 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian-born Mujahid (b. 1966)
  • 2010 Omar Rayo, Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. (b. 1928)
  • 2012 Phillip Tobias, South African palaeoanthropologist and three time Nobel Prize nominee (hominid fossil sites), dies at 86
  • 2013 Pierre Mauroy, French Prime Minister, dies from lung cancer at 84
  • 2015 Michael Oliver, British cardiologist (linked cholesterol with coronary artery disease), dies at 89