On This Day

On This Day in History for March 11

Events in History

  • 1425 BC Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
  • 537 Goths lay siege to Rome

TurkeyHagia Sophia

843 Icon veneration officially re-instated in Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople

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Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
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  • 928 Trpimir II succeeds to the Croatian throne.
  • 1387 The Battle of Castagnaro begins.
  • 1502 Ismail I, founder of the Safavid dynasty, crowned Shah of Persia (rules till 1524)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1513 Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X

Pope Leo X
Leo X
  • 1567 Geuzen army leaves Walcheren to return to Oosterweel
  • 1597 Archduke Albrecht occupies Amiens, France
  • 1649 The Frondeurs (French rebels) and the French government sign the Peace of Rueil.
  • 1665 NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights
  • 1669 Mt Etna in Sicily erupts in its largest recorded eruption, killing 15,000
  • 1702 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" publishes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1708 Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation

Queen of England Anne Stuart
Queen of England
Anne Stuart
  • 1744 English auction house Sotheby's holds its first ever auction (of books) in London
  • 1779 US Army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1789 Benjamin Banneker and Pierre Charles L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington, D.C.

Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author Benjamin Banneker
Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author
Benjamin Banneker
Washington D.C. Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Washington D.C. Architect
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
  • 1791 Samuel Mulliken is 1st to obtain more than one US patent
  • 1795 Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols
  • 1812 Citizenship granted to Prussian Jews
  • 1823 1st normal school in US opens, Concord Academy, Concord, Vermont
  • 1824 US War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • 1835 HMS Beagle anchors off Valparaiso, Chile

Treaty of InterestTreaty of Waitangi

1845 The Flagstaff War: In New Zealand, Chiefs Hone Heke and Kawiti lead 700 Māoris to chop down the British flagpole and drive settlers out of the British colonial settlement of Kororareka because of breaches of the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi.

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The Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the British Crown and various Māori chiefs
The Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the British Crown and various Māori chiefs
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  • 1848 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government
  • 1850 Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania opens, 2nd female medical school in the US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1855 Bowery Boys gang leader William Poole aka "Bill the Butcher" is buried in Brooklyn with 155 carriages and 6,000 mourners

Gang Leader Bill the Butcher
Gang Leader
Bill the Butcher
  • 1861 Confederate convention in Montgomery adopts constitution (US Civil War)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1862 Abraham Lincoln removes George McClellen as general-in-chief

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1862 12] General Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia Army of the Potomac. Gen Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • 1864 Dale Dike on Humber River crumbles killing at least 240, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
  • 1864 The Great Sheffield Flood: the largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield

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1865 General William T. Sherman's Union forces occupies Fayetteville, North Carolina

  • 1869 The West first learns of the Giant Panda via French missionary Armand David who receives a skin from a hunter
  • 1872 Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain
  • 1872 The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture
  • 1882 Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton, New Jersey

DiscoveryVoyage of Discovery

1882 Fridtjof Nansen sets out on a sea voyage to study Arctic zoology

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen
  • 1888 Great blizzard of '88 strikes northeastern USA
  • 1895 Spanish cruiser Reina Regente sinks in Straits of Gibraltar, over 400 die
  • 1897 A meteorite enters the earth's atmosphere and explodes over New Martinsville, West Virginia. The debris causes damage but no human injuries are reported.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1900 British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury rejects peace overtures from the Boer leader Paul Kruger (on 5 March) as demanding too-favourable terms

British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
3rd President of the South African Republic Paul Kruger
3rd President of the South African Republic
Paul Kruger
  • 1910 Jack Hobbs scores 187 vs South Africa, his 1st international test hundred only to get out hit wicket

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1912 Eleftherios Venizelos, leader of the Liberal Party, wins the Greek elections again.

Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos
Greek Prime Minister
Eleftherios Venizelos
  • 1915 The British declare a blockade of all German ports
  • 1917 British forces occupy Baghdad, the capital of Mesopotamia, after Turkish forces evacuated
  • 1918 Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia
  • 1918 Save the Redwoods League founded

The 1918 Flu PandemicThe 1918 Flu Pandemic

1918 US Army mess cook Private Albert Gitchell of Fort Riley, Kansas becomes the first documented case of Spanish flu; start of worldwide pandemic killing 50-100 million

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1918: A group of Americans in California with a message for their fellow countrymen
1918: A group of Americans in California with a message for their fellow countrymen
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  • 1919 General strike in Germany crushed
  • 1920 Syria proclaims Emir Feisal king after the country has fought off French domination
  • 1922 Western Hockey Championship: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Regina Capitals, in 2 games
  • 1924 3rd term of Belgium Theunis government begins
  • 1924 Eden Phillpotts' "Farmer's Wife" premieres in London
  • 1926 Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Féin
  • 1927 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
  • 1927 1st golden gloves tournament
  • 1927 Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (NYC)
  • 1930 William Taft, American 27th President & Chief Justice buried in Arlington Cemetery
  • 1931 Ready for Labour and Defence of the USSR, abbreviated as GTO, is introduced in the Soviet Union
  • 1935 Bank of Canada first opens on Wellington Street, Ottawa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1935 Hermann Goering officially creates the Luftwaffe (German Air Force)

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1938 Artur Seyss-Inquart replaces Kurt von Schuschnigg as Chancellor of Austria; German troops also entered the country

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941 FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1942 1st deportation train leaves Paris for Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942 General MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1942 Japanese troops land on North Sumatra
  • 1943 Nazi Militia forms in Netherlands
  • 1944 Dutch resistance fighter Joop Westerweel arrested
  • 1945 1,000 allied bombers harass Essen, 4,662 ton bombs
  • 1945 Flemish nazi collaborator Maria Huygens sentenced to death
  • 1948 Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed
  • 1953 1st woman army doctor commissioned (FM Adams)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954 US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • 1958 American B-47 accidentally drops nuclear bomb 15,000 ft on a family home in Mars Bluff, South Carolina; creates crater 75 ft across, bomb without its nuclear capsule
  • 1958 Starting this season, AL batters are required to wear batting helmets
  • 1959 "Raisin in the Sun", 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens
  • 1960 Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth & Venus
  • 1963 Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 US Defense Secretary Robert MacNamara orders the adoption by the US military of the M16 assault rifle, originally designed as the AR-15 by Eugene Stoner

Inventor Eugene Stoner
Eugene Stoner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965 Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia

BattleCoup d'état

1966 Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
  • 1966 A fire at two ski resorts in Numata, Japan kills 31 people.
  • 1968 Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
  • 1970 Iraqi Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
  • 1972 OPEC threatens "appropriate sanctions" against companies that "fail to comply with . . . any action taken by a Member Country in accordance with [OPEC] decisions."
  • 1974 Mount Etna in Sicily erupted
  • 1974 Rhino Store gives people 5 cents to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album
  • 1975 Rightist military coup in Portugal under General António de Spínola fails
  • 1975 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1977 Hanafi Muslims hold 130 hostages in Washington, D.C.
  • 1978 Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
  • 1978 USF-led Bill Cartwright scores 23 points as the Dons oust NC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet's second term begins

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • 1982 Failed military coup under Rambocus and Hawker in Suriname
  • 1982 Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) resigns rather than face expulsion
  • 1982 US boycotts Libyan crude oil
  • 1983 Ice Pairs Championship at Helsinki won by Valova & Vasiliev (Soviet Union)
  • 1983 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Rosalynn Sumners (USA)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko

Birthdays in History

  • 1544 Torquato Tasso, Italian Renaissance poet (Aminta, Apologia), born in Sorrento, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1595)
  • 1549 Henric/Hendrik Spieghel, Dutch Renaissance writer and poet (Hertspiegel)
  • 1596 Isaac Elsevier, book publisher
  • 1725 Henry Benedict Stuart, pretender to the throne of Great Britain (d. 1807)
  • 1730 Otto Friedrich Müller, Copenhagen, Danish Naturalist who was a pioneer in the study of microorganisms including bacteria, diatoms, and infusoria
  • 1731 Robert Treat Paine, judge, signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1738 Benjamin Tupper, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country (d. 1792)
  • 1785 John McLean, American Supreme Court Justice (1829-61) and Postmaster General, born in Morris County, New Jersey (d. 1861)
  • 1787 Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (d. 1852)
  • 1793 Jan F Willems, Flemish writer/philologist
  • 1811 Marsena Rudolph Patrick, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hounsfield, New York (d. 1888)
  • 1811 Urbain Jean Joseph le Verrier, co-discoverer (Neptune)
  • 1812 James Speed, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1887)
  • 1818 John Wilkins Whitfield, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Franklin, Tennessee (d. 1879)
  • 1819 Henry Tate, English sugar producer (Tate Gallery)
  • 1822 Allison Nelson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1832 Franz Melde, German phyicist (Melde test)
  • 1832 William Ruffin Cox, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1919)
  • 1840 Edmund Kirby Jr, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brownville, New York(d. 1863)
  • 1846 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet
  • 1860 Thomas Hastings, American architect (NY Public Library), born in NYC, New York
  • 1863 Wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist
  • 1870 Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (d. 1946)
  • 1872 Abraham van Stolk Jzn, lumber merchant/art collector
  • 1876 David Wijnkoop, Dutch revolutionary socialist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1941)
  • 1879 Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph tests)
  • 1880 Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenecist (d. 1943)
  • 1884 Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (d. 1974)
  • 1890 Vannevar Bush, developed 1st electronic analogue computer
  • 1892 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II)
  • 1899 Frederick IX [Christian FFMKWG], King of Denmark (1947-72)
  • 1902 Josef Martin Bauer, writer
  • 1903 Dorothy Schiff, American owner and publisher (NY Post), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1903 Ronald Syme, New Zealand classicist and historian, born in Eltham, New Zealand (d. 1989)

Person of interestJames Franklin Hyde

1903 James Franklin Hyde, American inventor who created silica, born in Solvay, New York (d. 1999)

  • 1904 Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist
  • 1904 Maurits Wertheim, Dutch writer (Isaac De Fuentes)
  • 1906 Zino Davidoff, Ukrainian businessman, born in Novhorod-Siversky, Ukraine (d. 1994)
  • 1907 Eleni Gatzoyiannis, heroine (saved her kids)
  • 1907 Helmuth J von Moltke, German politician (July 20th plot)
  • 1907 Margaret Herbison, British minister (Labour)
  • 1910 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist
  • 1912 Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar
  • 1913 Thomas Gray, English professor & anaesthetist
  • 1915 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, born in Hannover (d. 1999)
  • 1915 J. C. R. Licklider, American computer scientist and Internet pioneer (d. 1990)

Person of interestHarold Wilson

1916 Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1964-70, 1974-76), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1995)

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • 1916 Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)
  • 1917 Robert L Carter, Caryville, Florida, American civil rights activist and judge (Brown v. Board of Education, NAACP v. Alabama) (d. 2012)
  • 1920 D J Enright, England, poet/novelist (Some Men are Brothers)
  • 1920 Henry Marking, CEO (British Airways)
  • 1920 Kenneth Dover, chancellor (St Andrews University)
  • 1921 F. M. Busby, American sci-fi author (Star Rebel)
  • 1921 Frank Harary, American mathematician (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77)
  • 1922 Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek philosopher and economist, born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1923 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, born in Thalwil, Zurich (d. 1952)
  • 1923 Ad[rianus C] de Besten, Dutch literary (River Basin)
  • 1923 Morschi Mirando [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist
  • 1925 James Miskin, QC/recorder of London
  • 1926 Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor
  • 1926 Patricia Tindaole, England, architect

Person of interestRalph Abernathy

1926 Ralph Abernathy, American civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), born in Linden, Alabama (d. 1990)

Civil Rights Activist Ralph Abernathy
Civil Rights Activist
Ralph Abernathy
  • 1926 Thomas Starzl, American surgeon, performed 1st successful liver transplant, born in Le Mars, Iowa (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Alan Betts, emeritus professor (Royal Veterinary College)
  • 1927 Raymond Jackson [Jaki], British cartoonist
  • 1927 Robert Mosbacher, US politician(?)
  • 1927 Ron Todd, British trade unionist
  • 1928 Peter Roger Hunt, director (Dr No), born in London, England
  • 1929 Erskine Childers, Irish writer and United Nations civil servant official, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1996)
  • 1930 David Gentleman, designer/painter
  • 1931 Peter Walters, CEO (Midland Bank)
  • 1932 Nigel Lawson, British government official (The Power Game)
  • 1933 Terry J Hatter Jr, American judge in California
  • 1934 George Stamatoyannopoulos, Greece, medical genetics researcher
  • 1934 Keith Speed, British MP
  • 1936 Antonin Scalia, 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986-2016), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Malcolm Keith Speed, British high court judge
  • 1939 Lorraine Hunt, American businesswoman, and former Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 1945 Timothy Mason, consultant (British Arts Council)
  • 1947 Geoffrey Hunt, Australia, world-champion squash player
  • 1948 Roy Barnes, 80th Governor of Georgia
  • 1950 Jerry Zucker, American director (Airplane, Naked Gun), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Person of interestDouglas Adams

1952 Douglas Adams, English author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2001)

  • 1954 Gale Norton, 48th United States Secretary of the Interior
  • 1956 Curtis L Brown Jr, NC, astronaut (STS 47, STS 66, 77, 85, sk:95)
  • 1957 The Lady Chablis [Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), born in Quincy, Florida (d. 2016)
  • 1957 Qasem Soleimani, Iranian major general of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, born in Kerman, Iran (d. 2020)
  • 1958 Jim Pinkerton, American pundit
  • 1958 Flemming Rose, Danish journalist
  • 1958 Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, interim President of Iraq
  • 1962 Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Somali diplomat and 9th President of Somalia (2017-present), born in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • 1965 Jesse Jackson, Jr., American politician
  • 1966 Pavel Petrovich Mukhortov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1966 Joe Hachem, Australian poker player (first Australian to win World Series of Poker, 2005 record $7.5m), born in Lebanon
  • 1967 Brad Carson, American politician
  • 1970 Delia Gallagher, American journalist
  • 1974 Jon Dalton, the infamous "Jonny Fairplay" from the 7th and 16th season of Survivor
  • 1975 Eric the Midget [Eric S. Lynch], Rodeo, California, American radio personality
  • 1978 Christopher Rice, American author (A Density of Souls, The Snow Garden), born in Berkeley, California

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

1302 Romeo & Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare

  • 1598 Countess Charlotte of Nassau marries duke Claude de la Tremoille

LoveWedding of Interest

1787 Naval officer Horatio Nelson (28) weds Frances Nisbet at Montpelier Estate on the island of Nevis

Deaths in History

  • 222 Julia Soaemias, mother of Elagabalus (b. 180). Ruler during her son's minority, murdered by the Praetorian Guard


222 Elagabalus, Roman Emperor (218-22), murdered by the Praetorian Guard at 18

Roman Emperor Elagabalus
Roman Emperor
  • 638 Sophronius of Jerusalem, saint/patriarch of Jerusalem, dies
  • 859 Eulogius of Cordoba, Spanish Bishop and Christian Martyr
  • 1198 Marie de Champagne, daughter of Louis VII of France (b. 1145)
  • 1486 Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg, dies at 71
  • 1514 Donato Bramante, Italian architect (b. 1444)
  • 1575 Matthias Flacius, Croatian Protestant reformer (b. 1520)
  • 1715 Jan-Erasmus Quellinus, Flemish painter, dies at 80
  • 1722 John Toland, Irish rationalist philosopher, dies at 51
  • 1759 John Forbes, British general (b. 1710)
  • 1786 Jacobus Bellamy [Zelandus], Dutch poet, dies at 28
  • 1786 Charles Humphreys, American delegate to the Continental Congress, dies at 71
  • 1820 Benjamin West, Anglo-American painter (Death of General Wolfe), dies at 81
  • 1851 George McDuffie, Governor of South Carolina (b. 1790)
  • 1854 Willard Richards, American physician and religious leader, dies at 49
  • 1856 James Beatty, Irish railway engineer (b. 1820)
  • 1857 Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author and poet (A la paz), dies at 84
  • 1863 Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet, English general (b. 1803)
  • 1869 Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher & writer, dies at 65
  • 1870 Moshoeshoe I, King of Lesotho (1822-70), dies at about 47
  • 1874 Charles Sumner, American politician, Senator Massachusetts (1851-74) and anti-slavery advocate, dies at 63
  • 1897 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist, evangelist, dies at 45
  • 1898 William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819)
  • 1907 Nikola Petkow, premier (Bulgaria), murdered
  • 1907 Jean Casimir-Périer, French politician (President of France 1894-95), dies at 59
  • 1908 Benjamin Waugh, English social reformer who founded the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, dies at 69
  • 1913 John Shaw Billings, American librarian & surgeon, dies at 74
  • 1915 Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian writer (Robbery Under Arms), dies at 88
  • 1920 Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer (b. 1865)
  • 1921 Sherburne Wesley Burnham, American astronomer (binary stars), dies at 83
  • 1932 Dora Carrington, British Bloomsbury artist commits suicide aged 38
  • 1937 Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (b. 1860)
  • 1944 Hendrik W van Loon, Neth/US radio commentator/writer, dies at 62
  • 1951 Philippe of Isacker, Belgian minister, dies at 66

Person of interestAlexander Fleming

1955 Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin), dies of a heart attack at 73

  • 1955 Oscar Mayer, Bavarian-born American meat packer (b. 1859)

Person of interestRichard E. Byrd

1957 Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (1st to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air - disputed), dies at 68

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • 1958 Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor (founded LEGO), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1959 Lester Dent, American writer (Doc Savage), dies at 54
  • 1960 Roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76
  • 1962 Will Vesper, German author (Tristan und Isolde), dies at 79
  • 1965 James Reeb, US vicar/civil rights activist, murdered
  • 1969 John Wyndham, American sci-fi author (Chrysalids), dies at 65

Person of interestErle Stanley Gardner

1970 Erle Stanley Gardner, American writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • 1971 Roy Glenn, dies in Los Angeles at 56
  • 1971 Whitney Young Jr, leader (National Urban League 1961-71), dies at 49
  • 1972 Fredric Brown, American sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65
  • 1977 Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist (b. 1893)
  • 1982 Edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55
  • 1982 Horace Gregory, American poet, dies at 83
  • 1984 Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher/poet, dies in Rytutakuji monastery at 76
  • 1988 Pham Hung, premier of Vietnam, dies at about 74
  • 1989 Johan Fleerackers, Flemish linguist, dies at 57
  • 1989 James Kee, American politician (b. 1917)
  • 1989 John J. McCloy, United States Secretary of War (b. 1895)
  • 1992 Manuel De Dios Unanue, US anti-drug journalist, murdered at 48
  • 1992 Richard Brooks, American director (Blackboard Jungle; Key Largo), dies at 79
  • 1993 Manuel da Fonseca, Portuguese writer (Cerro Maior), dies at 81
  • 1994 Jacques Doucet, French painter (Mostar Sarajevo), dies at 69
  • 1995 Ernest Kabushemeye, Burundese minister of Mijnbouw, murdered
  • 1995 Frank Fidler, English artist, dies at 84
  • 1996 Barry Appleby, British cartoonist (The Gambols), dies at 86
  • 1996 Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer, dies at 92
  • 1996 John Henry Pyle Pafford, librarian, dies at 96
  • 1997 Lars Ahlin, Swedish writer (My Death is My Own), dies at 81
  • 1999 Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (Parti Québécois), dies at 76
  • 1999 Herbert Jasper, Canadian physiologist and neurologist, dies at 92
  • 2002 James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2003 Brian Cleeve, Irish author (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Ivar Hansen, speaker of the Danish Folketing (b. 1938)

Person of interestSlobodan Milošević

2006 Slobodan Milošević, President of Serbia (1991-97) and Yugoslavia (1997-2000), dies at 64

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milošević
  • 2006 Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English army officer (NATO Commander) and military historian, dies at 81
  • 2009 Charles Lewis, Jr., American businessman, promoter and entertainer
  • 2010 Hans van Mierlo, Dutch politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1931)
  • 2010 Leena Peltonen-Palotie, Finnish human geneticist (b. 1952)
  • 2012 Sid Couchey, American comic book artist, dies at 92
  • 2014 Bob Crow, English trade union leader (National Union RMT), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • 2020 Michel Roux, French chef and restaurateur (Le Gavroche, 1st Michelin three-starred restaurant in Britain), dies at 78