On This Day in History for March 28

Events in History

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37 Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate

3rd Roman Emperor Caligula
3rd Roman Emperor
Caligula
  • 193 Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.
  • 364 Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor

BattleViking Siege of Paris

845 Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving
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  • 1535 Bloemkamp Abbey (Oldeklooster) attacked & destroyed in Friesland

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1556 Karel V's son Philip II crowned King of Spain

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1556 Origin of Fasli Era (India)
  • 1738 Parliament sends an address to the king requesting that he demand redress from Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
  • 1774 Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts
  • 1776 Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco
  • 1794 Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)
  • 1794 Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau
  • 1795 Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.
  • 1796 Bethel African Methodist Church of Philadelphia is 1st US-African church
  • 1797 Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patents a washing machine
  • 1799 New York State abolishes slavery
  • 1802 Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
  • 1804 Ohio passes law restricting movement of Blacks
  • 1809 Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin
  • 1834 Senate censure President Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of US
  • 1844 Jose Zorilla's "Don Juan Tenorio" premieres in Madrid
  • 1845 Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US
  • 1854 Britain and France declare war on Russia during the Crimean War
  • 1860 First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins (New Zealand).
  • 1862 Skirmish at Bealeton Station, Virginia
  • 1866 1st ambulance goes into service
  • 1871 San Francisco Art Association holds open reception at 430 Pine
  • 1881 "Greatest Show On Earth" was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey
  • 1885 US Salvation Army officially organized
  • 1902 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
  • 1904 Japanese troops advance in Korea, defeat the Russians at Chengiu, and capture the town
  • 1905 Paramaribo-Dam railway opens in Suriname, never used
  • 1910 1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
  • 1913 Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty

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1916 First performance of "Jerusalem" by Geroge Parry set to words by William Blake at a Fight for Right meeting at the Queen’s Hall, London

Poet/Artist William Blake
Poet/Artist
William Blake
  • 1917 Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities
  • 1917 Puccini's "La Rondine" premieres in Monte Carlo

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1920 Tomáš Masaryk elected President of Czechoslovakia

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • 1920 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states
  • 1920 Anton Denkin's White Russian troops defeated by Bolsheviks and Soviets at Novorossijsk on the Black Sea (The British aid Denkin in his escape)
  • 1922 1st microfilm device introduced
  • 1924 WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
  • 1927 Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St NYC
  • 1929 Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
  • 1930 Turkish cities Constantinople & Angora change their names to Istanbul & Ankara

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1933 German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler

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

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1935 Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • 1939 Dutch hunter shoots down British bombers
  • 1939 Philip Barry's "Philadelphia Story" premieres in NYC

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1939 Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1940 Construction begins of the exhibition center to host the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair.

  • 1941 Sea battle at Cape Matapan: British fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy
  • 1942 -29] 234 RAF bombers attack Lubeck
  • 1942 British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire
  • 1944 Astrid Lindgren sprains ankle & begins writing "Pippi Longstocking"
  • 1945 Last German V-1 (buzz bomb) attack on London
  • 1946 Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
  • 1948 2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win
  • 1952 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • 1952 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • 1953 "Stock exchanges open, dikes closed" raises 5,200,000 guilders
  • 1953 7th Tony Awards: Crucible & Wonderful Town win
  • 1953 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • 1953 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
  • 1954 8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon & Kismet win
  • 1957 1st National Curling Championship held
  • 1959 11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's government & installs Panchen Lama
  • 1960 Pope John appoints the first Japanese, African & Filipino cardinals
  • 1960 Scotch whisky factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1962 Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees
  • 1964 1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline)
  • 1967 UN Secretary General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam
  • 1969 Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands cardinal
  • 1970 1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages in Gediz Turkey
  • 1971 25th Tony Awards: Sleuth & Company win
  • 1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974 Rock group Raspberries breakup
  • 1975 Wash Caps win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses also
  • 1977 Morarji Desai forms a government in India
  • 1978 Daryl Gates becomes the 49th Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
  • 1979 British government of Callaghan falls
  • 1979 Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pennsylvania (no deaths)
  • 1981 Christa Rothenburger skates ladies world record 500 m 40.18 sec)
  • 1981 France performs nuclear test
  • 1981 Gabi Schonbrunn skates ladies world record 3 km (4:21.70)
  • 1981 Viv Richards scores century in the 1st Test at his home Antigua
  • 1981 Yevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (36.91 secs)
  • 1982 12th Easter Seal Telethon raises $19,500,000
  • 1982 JN Duartes' Christian Democrats win elections in El Salvador
  • 1985 International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley

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1985 Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1985 STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 1986 Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana, India
  • 1986 John N McMahon, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • 1987 Stacking of Discovery's SRBs gets underway

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1990 US President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1992 Ann Transon runs female world record 50k (3:35:31)
  • 1992 PBA National Championship Won by Eric Forkel
  • 1993 Conservatives win French parliamentary election
  • 1993 Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031)

Birthdays in History

  • 1468 Charles I, Duke of Savoy (1482-90), born in Carignano, Piedmont (d. 1490)
  • 1472 Fra Bartolommeo, Florentine Renaissance painter (The Last Judgement), born in Florence (d. 1517)
  • 1483 Raphael Sanzio, Italian painter and master builder (Madonna Sistina School of Athens), born in Urbino, (d. 1520) Gregorian calendar date
  • 1515 Teresa of Avila/Teresa de Jesus, Spanish mystic writer/saint, born in Gotarrendura, Ávila (d. 1582)
  • 1522 Albert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth, born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 1557)
  • 1569 Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (1592-1622), born in Parma, Italy (d. 1622)
  • 1592 John Amos Comenius, Czech-speaking Moravian teacher, educator and writer, born in Margraviate of Moravia, Crown of Bohemia (Nivnice, Czech Republic) (d. 1670)
  • 1599 Witte Corneliszoon de With, Dutch naval officer, born in Brielle, Netherlands (d. 1658)
  • 1613 Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang, Empress of Manchu (1643-62) (d. 1688)
  • 1615 Pieter de Groot, Dutch regent and diplomat (First Stadtholderless Period of the Dutch Republic), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1678)
  • 1652 Samuel Sewall, English-American judge and businessman, born in Bishopstoke, Hampshire, England (d. 1730)
  • 1660 Arnold Houbraken, Dutch painter and writer, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1719)
  • 1725 Andrew Kippis, English non-conformist clergyman and biographer, born in Nottingham (d. 1795)
  • 1727 Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bayern (1745-77), born in Munich (d. 1777)
  • 1729 Pieter Fouquet, Dutch art merchant (Atlas of Fouquet), born in Amsterdam (d. 1800)
  • 1750 Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan freedom fighter, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1816)
  • 1760 Thomas Clarkson, English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation), born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1846)
  • 1770 Sophie Mereau, German writer, born in Altenburg, Germany (d. 1806)
  • 1773 Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general and engineer, born in Châteauroux, France (d. 1844)
  • 1793 Henry Schoolcraft, American geographer and geologist, born in Guilderland, New York (d. 1864)
  • 1795 Georg Heinrich Pertz, German historian, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1876)
  • 1799 Karl Adolph von Basedow, German artist (Ziekte van Basedow), born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1854)
  • 1806 Ludolph Anne Jan Wilt Sloet van de Beele, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1861-66), born in Voorst, Batavian Republic (d. 1890)
  • 1806 Thomas Hare, English barrister and political reformer, born in England (d. 1891)
  • 1815 Arsène Houssaye, French novelist and poet, born in Bruyères, France (d. 1896)
  • 1818 Wade Hampton, American politician, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1902)
  • 1819 Sir Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (London's Metropolitan Board of Works), born in Clay Hill, Enfield, London (d. 1891)
  • 1836 Frederick Pabst, German-American brewer (Pabst Brewing Company), born in Mönchpfiffel-Nikolausrieth, Germany (d. 1904)
  • 1840 Emin Pasha, German explorer and governor (Equatoria), born in Oppeln, Silesia (d. 1892)
  • 1849 James Darmesteter, French author and antiquarian (translations of the Avesta, the sacred scripture of Zoroastrianism), born in Château-Salins, France (d. 1894)
  • 1851 Bernardino Machado, President of Portugal (1915–17, 1925–26), born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1944)
  • 1853 Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms), born in Eningen, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1862 Aristide Briand, 11x Prime Minister of France (1909-22) (Nobel Peace Prize 1926), born in Nantes (d. 1932)
  • 1868 Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter and illustrator, born in Solothurn, Switzerland (d. 1961)

Person of interestMaxim Gorky

1868 Maxim Gorky [Alexei Maximovich Peshkov], Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1936)

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • 1872 Jose Sanjurjo, Spanish general (Morocco) and high director, born in Pamplona, Spain (d. 1936)
  • 1891 Karel M J F Cruysberghs, Flemish author
  • 1891 Peter Suhrkamp, German publisher (Suhrkamp Verlag), born in Hatten, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1892 Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist (Nobel 1938), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • 1892 Tom Maguire, Irish republican (d. 1993)
  • 1893 Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive (20th Century Fox), born in Skourohorion, Greece (d. 1971)
  • 1895 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1985)
  • 1895 Christian Herter, 59th Governor of Massachusetts (1953-57), born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • 1897 Sepp Herberger, German football coach and manager (West German National Team), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Harold B. Lee, American religious leader, Head of Mormon Church, born in Clifton, Idaho (d. 1973)
  • 1907 Irving Paul Lazar, American talent agent, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1909 Nelson Algren, American novelist (Man with the Golden Arm), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1981)
  • 1910 Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark, Wife of King Frederik IX, ruler of Denmark (1947-72), born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2000)
  • 1910 Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr., American librarian and director of the Pierpont Morgan Library, born in Greenwich, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1911 Myfanwy Piper, British librettist and art critic, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1911 J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language, born in Lancaster (d. 1960)
  • 1912 A. Bertram Chandler, AngloAustralian mariner and sci-fi author (Empress of Outer Space), born in Aldershot, England (d. 1984)
  • 1912 Marina Raskova, Russian navigator, born in Moscow (d. 1943)
  • 1914 Bohumil Hrabal, Czech writer (Closely Observed Trains), born in Brno, Austria-Hungary (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Edmund Muskie, American politician (Sen-D-Me) and US Secretary of State (1980-81), born in Rumford, Maine (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Dick Norris, Australian entomologist, born in Geraldton, Western Australia (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Selma Rubin, American environmental activist (Earth Day co-founder), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Eugene A. Chappie, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1992)
  • 1920 Lord Butterfield [John Butterfield], British medical researcher, clinician and administrator, born in Stechford, Birmingham (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Neville Bonner, the first Indigenous Australian to become a member of the Parliament of Australia, born in Ukerebagh Island, New South Wales (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Gerhard Fritsch, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1969)
  • 1924 Peter Baer, artost and printmaker, born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, born in Madrid (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (Simon and the Oaks), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor (Carter), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Alexander Grothendieck, German-French mathematician, born in Berlin (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Aubrey Joseph Watson Sr., bishop
  • 1930 Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet, born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • 1930 George Bruce, British portrait painter, born in London
  • 1931 Anatoly Lein, Soviet-born American chess Grandmaster (1968), born in Leningrad, USSR (d. 2018)
  • 1932 Sven Oskar Lindqvist, Swedish writer (Myten om Wu Tao-tzu), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1936 Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian writer, poet, journalist, presidential candidate and Nobel Prize Laureate (Aunt Julia), born in Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
  • 1936 Amancio Ortega, Spanish businessman and one of the wealthiest people in the world, (founder of the Inditex fashion group), born in Busdongo de Arbás, Spain
  • 1942 Neil Kinnock, Leader of the British opposition (Labour Party), born in Tredegar, Wales
  • 1942 Samuel Ramey, American operatic bass (La Scala), born in Colby, Kansas
  • 1942 Daniel Dennett, American philosopher, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1942 Conrad Schumann, East German border guard, born in Zschochau, Saxony, Nazi Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1945 Hans Brunhart, Leader of Liechtenstein (1978-93), born in Balzers, Liechtenstein
  • 1945 Count Björn Hamilton, Swedish politician, count and engineer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1945 Rodrigo Duterte, Philippines politician, President of the Philippines (2016-), born in Maasin, Leyte
  • 1946 Alejandro Toledo, 63rd President of Peru (2001-06), born in Cabana, Peru
  • 1946 Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut, born in Almelo Netherlands, (d. 2014)
  • 1947 Bruce Gilbert, English producer (China Syndrome, 9 to 5, On Golden Pond), born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1947 John Landecker, American disk jockey, born in Michigan
  • 1948 Gerry House, American radio personality (Gerry House and the House Foundation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1949 Michael W. Young, American geneticist (Nobel Prize 2017, cicadian rhythms), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1953 Nydia M Velazquez, Puerto Rican politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
  • 1953 Melchior Ndadaye, 1st Hutu President of Burundi (1993), born in Nyabihanga, Burundi (d. 1993)
  • 1954 Morris Mason, American convicted rapist and murderer (d. 1985)
  • 1955 John Alderdice, Northern Irish politician, born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
  • 1960 José Maria Neves, Prime Minister of Cape Verde (2001-16), born in Santa Catarina, Cape Verde
  • 1960 Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, French author and dramatist (Concerto to the Memory of an Angel), born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, Rhône
  • 1963 Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1968 Iris Chang, American author and journalist, born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 2004)
  • 1970 Michelle Gildernew, Irish republican politician
  • 1974 Scott Mills, British radio disc jockey
  • 1977 Lauren Weisberger, American novelist
  • 1986 Robert Bowdrie "Bowe" Bergdahl, American soldier held captive in Afghanistan, born in Sun Valley, Idaho

Divorces in History

  • 1849 Dutch princess Marianne & Prince Albert of Prussia separate

Deaths in History

  • 193 Publius Helvius Pertinax, Roman Emperor (192-93), assassinated
  • 593 Guntram, French King in Burgundy, dies at about 67
  • 1072 Ordulf, Duke of Saxony (1059-1072)
  • 1134 Stefanus Harding, 3rd abbott of Côteaux/saint, dies
  • 1239 Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (b. 1180)
  • 1285 Pope Martin IV (Simon de Brion), reigned 1281-85.
  • 1566 Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat, dies at 79

Person of interestIvan the Terrible

1584 Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], Russian tsar (1547-84), dies at 53 [O.S. 18 Mar]

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • 1673 Adam Pijnacker, Dutch landscape painter and etcher, buried at 51
  • 1677 Wenzel Hollar, Bohemia cartoonist/etcher, dies at about 69
  • 1701 Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1712 Jan van der Heyden, Dutch inventor (street lantern), dies at 75

Person of interestMarquis de Condorcet

1794 Marquis de Condorcet, French enlightenment philosopher, is murdered or commits suicide in prison at 50

Enlightenment Philosopher Marquis de Condorcet
Enlightenment Philosopher
Marquis de Condorcet
  • 1799 Etta L J "baronne" Palm-Aelders, Dutch adventurer/spy, dies at 55
  • 1801 Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (North Holland), dies at 66
  • 1828 William Thornton, British-American architect (Capitol Building in Washington, D.C), dies at 68
  • 1840 Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89
  • 1849 Stephan L Endlicher, Austrian priest/botany, dies at 44
  • 1850 Gerard C. Brandon, American politician (b. 1788)
  • 1863 James Cooper, US attorney/senator/Union-brigadier general, dies at 52
  • 1865 Albert G Bilders, Dutch landscape painter, dies at 26
  • 1866 Solomon Foot, American politician (b. 1802)
  • 1868 James Brudenell, British 7th Earl of Cardigan (led the Charge of the Light Brigade during Crimean War), dies at about 70
  • 1870 George Henry Thomas, American general (b. 1816)
  • 1874 Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish astronomer (b. 1795)
  • 1887 Ditler G Monrad, Danish bishop/premier (1863-..), dies at 75
  • 1889 Matilde "Tillie" Ziegler, killed by husband William Kemmler
  • 1896 E Rundle Charles, writer, dies
  • 1908 John Eliot, English meteorologist, dies at 68
  • 1910 David Josiah Brewer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1837)
  • 1929 Lomer Gouin, Quebec politician (b. 1861)
  • 1939 Francis Matthew John Baker, Australian politician (b. 1903)

Person of interestVirginia Woolf

1941 Virginia Woolf-Stephen [Adeline], British writer (To Lighthouse), dies from suicide at 59

  • 1941 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian Police Commissioner (b. 1877)
  • 1942 Herman Adrian van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27), dies at 67
  • 1942 Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), dies at 31
  • 1944 Chayyim Most, Rabbi/Maggid of Kovono, killed by nazis
  • 1944 Stephen Butler Leacock, writer/economist (Literary Lapses), dies at 75
  • 1947 Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (b. 1897)
  • 1954 Francis B Young, British physician/writer (In South Africa), dies at 69
  • 1962 Hugo Wast, Argentine writer (b. 1883)
  • 1965 Mary [Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary], Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood and daughter of George V, dies at 67
  • 1965 Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)

Person of interestDwight D. Eisenhower

1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President (R, 1953-61) and WWII general, dies of a congestive heart failure at 78

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1969 Aryeh Levin [Reb Aryeh], Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84
  • 1973 Hakuun Yasutani, Zen teacher/co-founder (Sanbo Kyodan), dies
  • 1979 Emmett Kelly, circus clown (Weary Willy), dies at 80
  • 1982 William Giauque, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • 1983 Martinus A. Jansen, Bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70), dies at 77
  • 1984 Kenneth Whitty, 1st sec at British Embassy in Athens, shot dead
  • 1985 Marc Chagall, French painter, dies at 97
  • 1985 Nand Baert, Belgian radio/tv-host, dies at 53
  • 1992 Wendell Mayes, writer, dies of cancer at 72
  • 1993 Scott Cunningham, Occult author (b. 1956)
  • 1994 John Logan Gorlay, journalist, dies at 74
  • 1995 Vivienne Byerley, publicist, dies at 88
  • 1995 William Hayter, British diplomat and Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-57), dies at 88
  • 1996 Charles Barnet "Roscoe" Harvey, soldier, dies at 95
  • 1996 David Band, British banker (BZW), dies at 53
  • 1996 Edith Fowke, folklorist, dies at 82
  • 1996 Hans Blumenberg, philosopher, dies at 75
  • 1996 James Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop, dies at 89
  • 1996 Shin Kanemaru, VP of Japan (1986-87), dies at 81
  • 1996 Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, British bibliophile, dies at 87
  • 2000 Anthony Powell, British novelist (b. 1905)
  • 2004 Art James, American game show host (b. 1929)
  • 2006 Caspar Weinberger, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1917)
  • 2006 Charles Schepens, American ophthalmologist (b. 1912)
  • 2006 Kevin Pro Hart, Australian artist (b. 1928)
  • 2012 John Arden, English novelist and playwright (Left Handed Liberty), dies at 81
  • 2012 Hans van den Doel, Dutch politician and economist (PvdA), dies at 74
  • 2016 Peggy Fortnum, British Illustrator (first to draw Paddington Bear), dies at 96
  • 2017 Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, dies at 87