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On This Day in History for March 30

Events in History

  • 240 BC 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 804 Ludger becomes 1st Bishop of Münster in the Holy Roman Empire
  • 988 Boudouin IV with the Beard becomes earl of Flanders

When The Bells Rang Out For FreedomWhen The Bells Rang Out For Freedom

1282 The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers

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An artist's impression of the start of the War of the Vespers
An artist's impression of the start of the War of the Vespers
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1296 Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England

King of England Edward I
King of England
Edward I
  • 1422 Ketsugan, Zen teacher, performs exorcisms to free aizoji temple
  • 1456 Prince Louis of Bourbon elected Bishop of Liege
  • 1474 Duke Sigismund of Tirol ends contacts with Switzerland
  • 1533 Thomas Cranmer becomes Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1603 Battle at Mellifont: English army under Lord Mountjoy beats Irish

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1778 Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher

InventionScientific Discovery

1796 Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, discovers the construction of the heptadecagon

Mathematician, Astronomer and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1814 Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris after defeating Napoleon

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1814 Murat issues the Rimini Declaration which would later inspire Italian Unification
  • 1822 Congress combines East & West Florida into Florida Territory
  • 1842 Ether used as an anaesthetic for 1st time by Dr Crawford Long (Georgia)

Treaty of InterestTreaty of Paris

1856 Russia signs the Treaty of Paris, ending the Crimean War

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The Congress of Paris between the Russian Empire, France, United Kingdom, Ottoman Empire and Kingdom of Sardinia
The Congress of Paris between the Russian Empire, France, United Kingdom, Ottoman Empire and Kingdom of Sardinia
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  • 1858 Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Philadelphia)
  • 1863 Danish prince Wilhelm Georg of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg chosen as king George of Greece
  • 1864 Skirmish at Mount Elba, Arkansas
  • 1865 -4] Battle at 5 Forks, Virginia

Treaty of InterestAlaska Purchase

1867 Alaska Purchase: US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 ($109 million in 2018), roughly 2 cents an acre

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The check used by the United States to purchase Alaska at less than 2 cents an acre
The check used by the United States to purchase Alaska at less than 2 cents an acre
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  • 1870 15th Amendment to the US constitution is adopted, guarantees right to vote regardless of race
  • 1870 Texas becomes last confederate state readmitted to Union
  • 1870 Florida territorial government established
  • 1885 The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire
  • 1893 Thomas F Bayard becomes 1st US ambassador in Great Britain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1894 George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premieres at Theatre Royal, South Shields, England

  • 1900 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Compulsory education law
  • 1909 New York's Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan & Queens
  • 1910 Mississippi Legislature founded The University of Southern Mississippi
  • 1911 Lötschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m) completed
  • 1912 French protectorate in Morocco established
  • 1919 Belgian Army occupies Düsseldorf

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1919 Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1919 Paul Claudel's "Tête d'Or" premieres in Paris
  • 1922 KGY-AM in Olympia WA begins radio transmissions
  • 1922 WWL-AM in New Orleans LA begins radio transmissions
  • 1923 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority formed at Howard U in 1920 incorporates
  • 1935 Newfoundland changes time to 3½ hrs W of Greenwich, repeats 44 sec
  • 1939 Heinkel He 100 fighter sets a world airspeed record of 463 mph
  • 1939 First flight of the Australian C.A.C. CA-16 Wirraway military aircraft
  • 1941 German counter offensive in North Africa
  • 1942 1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau
  • 1942 SS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki concentration camp
  • 1943 British 1st army recaptures Sejenane
  • 1944 781 British bombers attack Nuremberg
  • 1945 289 anti-fascists murdered by Nazis in Rombergpark Dortmund
  • 1945 USSR invades Austria
  • 1945 World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 to Americans
  • 1949 Riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joins NATO
  • 1950 Phototransistor invention announced, Murray Hill, New Jersey
  • 1952 6th Tony Awards: "The Fourposter" and "The King & I" win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953 Albert Einstein announces revised unified field theory

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1956 USSR performs nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959 Dalai Lama flees China and is granted political asylum in India

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 m)

Experimental Physicist, Astronaut and NASA Test Pilot Joseph A. Walker
Experimental Physicist, Astronaut and NASA Test Pilot
Joseph A. Walker
  • 1961 The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed at New York
  • 1963 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

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1964 Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • 1965 Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others
  • 1968 General Ludvik Svoboda elected president of Czechoslovakia
  • 1969 Loyalists bomb water and electricity installations in Northern Ireland in the hope that the attacks would be blamed on the IRA and on elements of the civil rights movement, which was demanding an end to discrimination against Catholics
  • 1970 USSR wins its 8th straight world hockey championship
  • 1972 North Vietnam launches a major conventional offensive against South Vietnam
  • 1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1972 Northern Ireland's Government and Parliament dissolved by the British Government and 'direct rule' from Westminster is introduced
  • 1973 Ellsworth Bunker resigns as US ambassador to South Vietnam
  • 1975 James Rupert kills 11 members of his family on Easter Sunday in Hamilton, Ohio
  • 1976 Israel kills 6 Palestinians protesting land confiscation

UKPalace of Westminster

1979 Airey Neave, a British politician, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster. The Irish National Liberation Army claims responsibility.

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The Palace of Westminster, London
The Palace of Westminster, London
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  • 1980 Mark Medoff's "Children of a Lesser God" premieres in NYC

Assassination AttemptRonald Reagan is Shot

1981 US President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded in an assassination attempt by John Hinckley, three others are also wounded

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The scene moments after John Hinckley, Jr. attempted to assassinate President Reagan on March 30, 1981
The scene moments after John Hinckley, Jr. attempted to assassinate President Reagan on March 30, 1981
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  • 1982 3rd space shuttle mission - Columbia 3 lands at White Sands, New Mexico
  • 1982 John Pielmeier's play"Agnes of God", about a nun who gives birth and insists it was immaculate conception, premieres at the Music Box Theatre. NYC, runs for 599 performances
  • 1983 Ray Cooney's "Run for your Wives" premieres in London
  • 1983 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983 New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) begins trading in crude oil future
  • 1984 US ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force
  • 1984 World's most valuable tip - New York police detective Robert Cunningham offers waitress Phyllis Penzo half of $1 lottery ticket, next day they win $6 million

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1987 Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers" sells for a record 22.5 million pounds ($39.7 million)

  • 1988 Tamil Nadu beat Railways by inns & 144 to win Ranji Trophy
  • 1991 Last issue of Dutch Newspaper "Vr˜e Folk" (Free People)
  • 1991 PBA National Championship Won by Mike Miller
  • 1991 William Kennedy Smith allegedly rapes a woman (found not guilty)
  • 1992 P J Patterson, resigns as 6th Prime Minister of Jamaica
  • 1992 WNSR-FM (105.1) changes callsign to WMXV-FM (NYC)
  • 1993 Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Prince Edward & girl-friend Sophie visited Greystoke Castle

Earl of Wessex Prince Edward
Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward
  • 1997 TV network Channel 5 begins broadcasting in the UK


2000 Richard Branson is knighted by Charles, Prince of Wales for "services to entrepreneurship" at Buckingham Palace, London

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson
Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • 2006 Marcos Pontes is the first Brazilian astronaut in space
  • 2006 UK Terrorism Act 2006 becomes law.
  • 2011 Global credit information group Experian report that economic recovery in Wales slower than the rest of the UK, forecasting growth of 1.6% vs 2.2% for the rest of the UK
  • 2012 Spanish Government cuts 27 billion Euros from its budget in a tough austerity measure
  • 2012 Mastercard and Visa announce a massive breach in security with over ten million compromised credit card numbers
  • 2012 American Mega Millions lottery hits a world record lottery amount of 640 million dollars
  • 2013 North Korea declares it is at a state of war with South Korea

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2013 Uhuru Kenyatta is declared the rightful winner of the Kenyan presidential election by the Supreme Court

Prime Minister of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta
Prime Minister of Kenya
Uhuru Kenyatta
  • 2017 North Carolina repeals its controversial bathroom law that restricted transgender use

Birthdays in History

  • 1135 Moses Maimonedes, Jewish philosopher, jurist and physician, born in Córdoba (d. 1204)
  • 1326 Ivan II of Russia, Grand Duke of Muscovy (d. 1359)

Person of interestMehmed the Conqueror

1432 Mehmed the Conqueror [Mehmed II], Ottoman Sultan (1444-45 and 1451-81) who conquered Constantinople, born in Edirne, Ottoman Sultanate (d. 1481)

Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror
Ottoman Sultan
Mehmed the Conqueror

Person of interestJohn Trenchard

1649 John Trenchard, English radical Whig politician and statesman, born in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset (d. 1695)

English Politician John Trenchard
English Politician
John Trenchard
  • 1674 Jethro Tull, agricultural writer (Basildon), baptised
  • 1681 Pieter Snyers, Flemish painter/engraver
  • 1697 John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor
  • 1746 Francisco Jose de Goya, Fuendetodos Spain, painter/etcher (Naked Maja)
  • 1768 Maria Reynolds, American mistress of Alexander Hamilton and part of America's 1st political sex scandal (Reynolds Pamphlet), born in NYC, Province of New York, British Empire (d. 1828)
  • 1790 Joseph Smith, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1877)

Person of interestRobert Bunsen

1811 Robert Bunsen, German chemist who invented the Bunsen Burner, born in Göttingen, Westphalia, Rhine Confederation (d. 1899)

Chemist Robert Bunsen
Robert Bunsen
  • 1820 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (d. 1878)
  • 1823 Joseph Farmer Knipe, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania (d. 1901)
  • 1824 Innis Newton Palmer, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1900)
  • 1825 Samuel Bell Maxey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • 1830 Julius F A Bahnsen, German philosopher
  • 1836 Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, German industrialist/politician
  • 1842 John Fiske [Edmund Fisk Green], American historian/philosopher
  • 1844 Paul M Verlaine, French lyric poet (Sagesse Bonbeur)

Person of interestVincent van Gogh

1853 Vincent van Gogh, Dutch artist, painter and pioneer of Expressionism (The Potato Eaters, Irises), born in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands (d. 1890)

  • 1857 Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (d. 1926)
  • 1864 Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist/politician
  • 1865 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist
  • 1876 Clifford Whittingham Beers, American mental hygiene pioneer, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1943)
  • 1880 Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (Juno and the Paycock), born in Dublin (d. 1964)
  • 1882 Melanie Klein, Austrian-British author and child psychoanalyst (object relations theory), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 1883 Jo Davidson, American sculptor (Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman), born in New York City (d. 1952)
  • 1886 Stanislaw Lesniewski, Polish logician/mathematician
  • 1887 Albert P Termote, Flemish/Dutch sculptor (Charles the Great)
  • 1892 Erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian
  • 1892 Fortunato Depero, Italian artist (d. 1960)
  • 1892 Erhard Milch, German field marshal (d. 1972)
  • 1894 Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin)
  • 1895 Jean Giono, French writer (World Chant)
  • 1898 Heinz Risse, German writer, born in Dusseldorf (d. 1989)
  • 1899 Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, well known Bengali writer (d. 1970)
  • 1901 Haj Ali Razmara, 33rd Prime Minister of Iran (1950-51), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 1951)
  • 1902 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)
  • 1903 Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (d. 1984)
  • 1905 Albert Pierrepoint, last and longest serving British executioner (est. 433-608 executed), born in Clayton, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1992)
  • 1907 Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe Officer (d. 1994)
  • 1910 Józef Marcinkiewicz, mathematician (d. 1940)
  • 1912 (Andrew) Rodger Waterson, Scottish zoologist, specializing in malacology (mollusks) and entomology (insects), born in Ollaberry, Shetland, Scotland
  • 1913 Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre producer
  • 1913 Richard Helms, CIA head (1966-73)
  • 1913 Censu Tabone, President of Malta, (d. 2012)
  • 1918 John Gray, FRS/marine biologist
  • 1919 McGeorge Bundy, national security adviser (JFK), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1921 Countess of Sutherland, English great land owner/multi-millionaire
  • 1922 J F Coates, naval architect
  • 1923 Herbert Asmodi, writer
  • 1923 Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (d. 1986)
  • 1925 John Wells, British politician (C)
  • 1926 Lord Rayner [Derek Rayner], Norwich, Norfolk, English businessman and chief executive (Marks & Spencer)

Person of interestIngvar Kamprad

1926 Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish eccentric businessman (founder of IKEA) and author (The Testament of a Furniture Dealer), born in Pjätteryd, Sweden (d. 2018)

Entrepreneur and Founder of IKEA Ingvar Kamprad
Entrepreneur and Founder of IKEA
Ingvar Kamprad
  • 1927 Lord Armstrong of Ilminster [Robert Armstrong], British life peer
  • 1928 Richard Trant, British general
  • 1928 Tom Sharpe, English historian/author (Riotous Assembly, Want), (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Lord Browne-Wilkinson [Nicolas Christopher Henry Browne-Wilkinson], Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (UK)
  • 1931 Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1932 A J Zuckerman, Dean (Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine)
  • 1932 Ted Morgan, Swiss-born writer
  • 1934 Lord Tanlaw [Simon Mackay], crossbench member of the House of Lords
  • 1935 Alan Jackson, CEO (BTR)
  • 1936 Mark Burns, British director (Juggernaut)
  • 1936 Richard Baker, Santa Fe NM, Zen teacher (Dharma Sangha)
  • 1937 J S Jennings, CEO (Shell Transport & Trading Co)
  • 1937 Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth [Ian MacLaurin], Blackheath, Kent, British businessman and chairman (Vodafone)
  • 1938 Martin Dunne, Lord-Lt (Warwickshire)
  • 1941 Brendan O'Friel, CEO (Prison Governors Association)
  • 1941 Robert C Smith, (Rep-R-NH, 1985- )
  • 1941 Ron Johnston, English geographer, born in Swindon, England (d. 2020)
  • 1941 Robert "Bob" Smith, American politician, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1942 George Esson, Chief Constable (Dumfries & Galloway)
  • 1944 Gerrit Komrij, Dutch poet/essayist (Happy Schizo)
  • 1945 Johnnie Walker [Peter Dingley], British radio DJ, born in Birmingham
  • 1947 Ryszard Kotla, Polish travel writer and activist, tour guide, journalist, academic teacher, engineer
  • 1948 Mervyn King, English economist, Governor of the Bank of England (2003-13), born in Chesham Bois
  • 1948 Nigel Jones, British MP
  • 1949 Liza Frulla, Quebec politician
  • 1950 Dave McCurdy, (Rep-D-OK, 1981- )
  • 1951 Yves Séguin, Quebec politician
  • 1956 Bill Butler, Scottish politician
  • 1957 Elena V Kondakova, cosmonaut (STS 84), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1957 Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM 20, STS 84)
  • 1959 Peter Ellis, convicted child abuser
  • 1973 Matthew Pritchard, Welsh Stuntman

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

1940 Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite weds Mary Elizabeth Maxwell at the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 2013 ER actor Mekhi Phifer (38) weds long time girlfriend Reshelet Barnes at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

Deaths in History

  • 988 Arnulf II, count of Flanders (965-988), dies
  • 1202 Joachim Van Fiore, Italian religious founder (Joachimism), dies
  • 1486 Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1526 Konrad Mutian, German humanist, dies at 54
  • 1540 Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German statesman and Archbishop of Salzburg (b. 1469)
  • 1547 Francis I of Valois, King of France (1515-47), dies at 52
  • 1559 Adam Ries, German mathematician (b. 1492)
  • 1587 Ralph Sadler, English statesman (b. 1507)
  • 1662 François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet (b. 1592)
  • 1707 Vauban, French architect (b. 1633)
  • 1783 William Hunter, Scottish anatomist and physician, dies at 64
  • 1804 Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (b. 1718)
  • 1832 Stephen Groombridge, English Astronomer, dies at 77
  • 1840 George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies
  • 1842 Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, French painter (b. 1755)
  • 1871 Louise, Dutch-born Queen of Sweden and Norway, dies at 42
  • 1873 Benedict Augustin Morel, Austrian-French psychologist (dementia praecox), dies at 63
  • 1879 David van der Kellen, Dutch coin engraver, dies at 74
  • 1879 Thomas Couture, French painter/author, dies at 63
  • 1886 Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, French Canadian politician (b. 1838)
  • 1896 Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician (Prime Minister of Greece for 7 times from 1875-1895), dies at 63
  • 1903 William Hicks "Red" Jackson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 67
  • 1906 Betsy Perk [Christina Elizabeth], Dutch journalist, writer and pioneer of the Dutch women's movement, dies at 73
  • 1911 Ellen Henrietta Richards, American chemist (Amer Home Economics Association-1st Pres), dies at 68
  • 1912 Karl May, German writer (Winnetou/Kara Ben Nemsi), dies at 70
  • 1925 Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher (anthroposophy), dies at 64
  • 1942 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson premier Valois), dies at 81
  • 1943 Jan Bytnar, Polish activist (b. 1921)
  • 1943 Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski, Polish activist (b. 1920)
  • 1946 John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, British soldier, Field Marshal during WW II, dies at 59
  • 1949 Friedrich Bergius, German chemist (benzine from brown coal, Nobel 1931), dies at 64
  • 1950 Léon Blum, Prime Minister of France (People's Front Government), dies at 77
  • 1959 Daniil Andreev, Russian writer, poet and Christian mystic, dies at 52
  • 1959 Riccardo Zanella, president of Free State of Fiume (b. 1875)
  • 1960 Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter, dies at 90
  • 1961 P J Melotte, discovered Jupiter's 8th satellite Pasiphae, dies
  • 1964 Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen [Nellie Walker], African-American Harlem Renaissance novelist (Quicksand, Passing), dies at 72
  • 1965 Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, (Nobel Prize 1950 for cortisone), dies at 69
  • 1966 Erwin Piscator, German theater and film director (Nathan the Wise; Revolt of the Fishermen), dies at 72
  • 1966 Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator, dies at 95
  • 1966 Newbold Morris, American politician, dies at 64
  • 1967 Jean Toomer, American writer (b. 1894)
  • 1970 Heinrich Brüning, German politician and Chancellor of Germany (1930-32), dies at 84
  • 1972 Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator famous for his WWII sign-on "There's good news tonight", dies of pneumonia at 81
  • 1974 Lodewijk Rogier, Dutch historian (Reborn in Freedom), dies at 79
  • 1975 Peter Bamm, writer, dies
  • 1979 Airey Neave, British MP (Conservatives), killed by terrorist bomb
  • 1981 Dewitt Wallace, US founder (Reader's Digest), dies at 91
  • 1984 Peter Yarrall, strongest Englishman/weighed 826 lb (374.7 kg), dies
  • 1986 John Ciardi, American poet/interpreter (Dante), dies at 69
  • 1988 Edgar Faure, Prime Minister of France (1952, 52-56) and writer, dies at 79
  • 1992 Art Hannes, announcer, dies of a respiratory ailment at 72
  • 1992 Luigi De Laurentiis, Italian producer (Toto, Macaroni), dies
  • 1992 Manolis Andronikos, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece, dies at 72
  • 1993 Richard Diebenkorn, American painter (Ocean Park Paintings), dies at 70
  • 1996 Ryoei Saito, Japanese businessman (Daishowa Paper Manufacturing), dies at 79

Person of interestQueen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

2002 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother of the United Kingdom, dies at 101

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  • 2003 Valentin Pavlov, Russian politician and Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (1991), dies at 65

Person of interestMichael King

2004 Michael King, New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand), dies in a car crash at 58

Historian and Author Michael King
Historian and Author
Michael King
  • 2004 Frances Schreuder, American socialite convicted of murder, dies at 65
  • 2005 Robert Creeley, American poet (b. 1926)
  • 2005 Fred Korematsu, American civil rights activist (b. 1919)
  • 2005 O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and cartoonist (b. 1930)
  • 2010 Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-born American high school teacher at Garfield High School (b. 1930)
  • 2010 Martin Sandberger, German military officer (b. 1911)
  • 2017 Donald Harvey, American serial killer, healthcare worker who killed at least 37 patients, dies after being attacked in prison at 64
  • 2021 G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate felon and radio host, dies at 90