On This Day

On This Day in History for March 5

Events in History

  • 363 Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign that brings about his own death
  • 1046 Persian scholar Naser Khosrow begins the 7 year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama
  • 1179 3rd Lateran Council (11th ecumenical council) opens in Rome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1496 English King Henry VII grants John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands

Explorer John Cabot
John Cabot
  • 1528 Utrecht governor Maarten van Rossum plunders The Hague
  • 1558 Smoking tobacco introduced into Europe by Spanish physician Francisco Fernandes
  • 1579 Betuwe joins Union of Utrecht

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1616 Astronomical work 'de Revolutionibus' by Nicolaus Copernicus placed on Catholic Forbidden index

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus
  • 1623 1st American temperance law enacted, Virginia
  • 1645 Battle of Jankau in Bohemia: Sweden defeats Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III
  • 1651 South Sea dike in Amsterdam breaks after storm
  • 1684 Emperor Leopold I, Poland & Venice sign Heilig Covenant of Linz
  • 1743 1st US religious journal, The Christian History, published in Boston
  • 1746 Jacobite troops leave Aberdeen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1750 1st American Shakespearean production-"altered" Richard III, NYC

  • 1766 Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of Louisiana Territory from the French

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1770 Boston Massacre (Incident on King Street): British soldiers kill 5 men in a crowd throwing snowballs, stones and sticks at them. African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die; later held up as early black martyr. Massacre galvanizes anti-British feelings.

Former Slave and Seaman Crispus Attucks
Former Slave and Seaman
Crispus Attucks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1774 John Hancock delivers the fourth annual Massacre Day oration, a commemoration of the Boston Massacre, and denounces the presence of British troops in Boston, enhancing Hancock's stature as a leading Patriot

Statesman John Hancock
John Hancock
  • 1783 King Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski grants rights to Jews of Kovno
  • 1784 Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney, is named President of the Board of Trade.
  • 1793 French troops are defeated by Austrian forces and Liège is recaptured
  • 1795 Amsterdam celebrates Revolution on the Dam; Square of Revolution
  • 1795 Treaty of Basel - Prussia ends war with France
  • 1803 First newspaper published in Australia the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser by government printer and ex-convict George Howe [1]
  • 1820 Dutch city of Leeuwarden forbids Jews to go to synagogues on Sundays
  • 1821 Monroe is 1st US President inaugurated on March 5th, because 4th was Sunday
  • 1824 First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1836 Samuel Colt manufactures first pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Samuel Colt
  • 1841 1st continuous filibuster in US Senate began, lasting until March 11
  • 1842 Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.
  • 1848 Louis Antoine Garnier-Pages is named French minister of Finance

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1849 Zachary Taylor sworn in as 12th US President

12th US President and General Zachary Taylor
12th US President and General
Zachary Taylor
  • 1850 The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened
  • 1856 Georgia becomes 1st state to regulate railroads
  • 1858 Abolitionists establish "Crispus Attucks Day" in Boston
  • 1860 Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia
  • 1862 Union troops under Brigadier General Wright occupy Fernandina, Florida (US Civil War)
  • 1864 1st track meet between Oxford & Cambridge
  • 1868 Stapler patented in England by C H Gould
  • 1868 US Senate organizes to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson

InventionHistoric Invention

1872 George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse

<b>President Inaugurated</b>President Inaugurated

1877 Rutherford B. Hayes publicly inaugurated as 19th President of the United States

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • 1894 Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1894 Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, becomes First Lord of the Treasury (the official title of the UK Prime Minister)

British Prime Minister Archibald Primrose
British Prime Minister
Archibald Primrose
  • 1896 Italian premier Francesco Crispi resigns
  • 1896 Italian governor of Eritrea, General Baldissera, reaches Massawa
  • 1897 American Negro Academy forms
  • 1900 American Hall of Fame founded
  • 1903 Definitive treaty for construction of Baghdad railway drawn up

InventionHistoric Invention

1904 Nikola Tesla describes the process of the ball lightning formation in Electrical World and Engineer

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Nikola Tesla
  • 1907 The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops
  • 1908 1st ascent of Mt Erebus, Antarctica
  • 1910 Ramon Inclan's "La Farsa Infantil de la Cabeza del Dragon" premieres
  • 1912 Spanish steamer "Principe de Asturias" sinks NE of Spain, 500 die
  • 1912 Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
  • 1915 World War I: The LZ 33, a zeppelin, is damaged by enemy fire and stranded south of Ostend.

<b>President Inaugurated</b>President Inaugurated

1917 US President Woodrow Wilson is inaugurated for a second term

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1921 The Durban Land Alienation Ordinance passes, enabling the Durban City Council to exclude Indians from ownership or occupation of property in white areas, South Africa
  • 1921 The US warns Costa Rica and Panama to settle disputes peacefully
  • 1923 Montana & Nevada become 1st states to enact old age pension laws
  • 1924 Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM
  • 1924 Frank Carauna, becomes 1st to bowl 2 successive perfect 300 games
  • 1924 King Hussein of Hedzjaz appoints himself kalief
  • 1927 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property
  • 1928 Karl Zuckmayer's "Der Hauptmann von Köpenick" premieres in Berlin

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1931 Gandhi & British viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933 FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1933 Germany's Nazi Party wins majority in parliament (43.9%-17.2M votes)
  • 1934 Mother-in-law's day 1st celebrated (Amarillo, Texas)
  • 1935 1st premature baby health law in US (Chicago)
  • 1936 Spitfire makes its 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942 Josip Tito establishes 3rd Proletarian Brigade in Bosnia

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito
  • 1942 Japanese troop march into Batavia
  • 1943 Anti-fascist strikes in Italy
  • 1943 RAF bombs Essen Germany
  • 1945 Allies bombs The Hague, Netherlands

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1945 Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower, George S. Patton and Alexander Patch meet in Lunéville, France

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
US WWII General Alexander Patch
US WWII General
Alexander Patch
  • 1945 US 7th Army Corps captures Cologne
  • 1945 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
  • 1945 World War II: The Battle of the Ruhr begins.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1946 Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech in Fulton, Missouri, popularizes the term and draws attention to the division of Europe

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1946 Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
  • 1948 US rocket flies record 4800 kph to 126km height
  • 1949 The Jharkhand Party is founded in India.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952 Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea" premieres in London

Playwright Terence Rattigan
Terence Rattigan

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1957 Eamon de Valera's Fianna Fail-party wins election in Ireland

Revolutionary and President of Ireland Éamon de Valera
Revolutionary and President of Ireland
Éamon de Valera
  • 1957 Sgt Bilko satirizes Elvis Presley (Elvis Pelvin)
  • 1958 Explorer 2 fails to reach Earth orbit
  • 1959 Iran & US sign economic & military treaty
  • 1960 Ice Pairs Championship at Vancouver won by Wagner & Paul (CAN)
  • 1960 The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis originates when Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase.
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1964 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Ceylon due to social unrest
  • 1965 March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence
  • 1966 75 MPH air currents causes BOAC 707 crash into Mount Fuji, 124 die
  • 1966 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1968 US launches Solar Explorer 2 to study the Sun
  • 1969 Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris
  • 1969 Gustav Heinemann elected President of West Germany
  • 1969 Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw" premieres in London

Birthdays in History

  • 580 Bilal ibn Rabah, Arabic companion of prophet Muhammad, first mu'azzin in history, born in Mecca (d. 640)

Person of interestHenry II of England

1133 Henry II, King of England (1154-89), born in Le Mans, Maine, Kingdom of France (d. 1189)

King of England Henry II of England
King of England
Henry II of England
  • 1324 David II, last Scottish ruler from House of Bruce (1329-71), born in Dunfermline Abbey, Scotland (d. 1371)
  • 1326 Louis I [the Great], King of Hungary (1342-82), Poland (1370-82)
  • 1512 Gerardus Mercator, Rupelmonde (Belgium), geographer/mapmaker
  • 1563 John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
  • 1574 William Oughtred, England, mathematician/inventor (slide rule)
  • 1585 Johann Georg I, elector of Saxon (1611-56) (Peace of Prague)
  • 1637 Jan van der Heyden, Dutch painter and inventor (fire hose; street lighting), born in Gorinchem, South Holland
  • 1658 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, french colonial governor of America
  • 1693 Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (d. 1754)
  • 1696 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Venetian Rococo painter (Isaac's Sacrifice)
  • 1703 Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1768)
  • 1723 Princess Mary of Great Britain (d. 1773)
  • 1739 Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, doctor, Massachusetts militia officer, member of the Massachusetts legislature (d. 1819)
  • 1746 Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/naval chaplain
  • 1748 Jonas C. Dryander, Swedish botanist (d. 1810)
  • 1750 Jean B G d'Ansse de Villoison, French classical (Apollonii Lexicon)
  • 1794 Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer
  • 1794 Robert Cooper Grier, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1870)
  • 1814 Wilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian (d. 1889)
  • 1815 John Wentworth, American politician (d. 1888)
  • 1817 Austen H Layard, British archaeologist/diplomat
  • 1824 Elisha Harris, American physician/found American Public Health Assoc
  • 1824 James Merritt Ives, American lithographer and businessman (Currier and Ives), born in NYC, New York (d. 1895)
  • 1825 John Dunovant, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1825 Joseph Albert, German photographer (albertotype)
  • 1836 Charles Goodnight, American cattle rancher (d. 1929)
  • 1840 Constance Fenimore Woolson, NH, writer (Jupiter Lights)
  • 1852 Isabella Gregory, Irish writer/playwright (Golden Apple)
  • 1853 Howard Pyle, illustrator/painter/author (King Stork)
  • 1867 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
  • 1868 Prosper Poullet, Belgian viscount/jurist/minister
  • 1869 Michael von Faulhaber, cardinal/archbishop of Munich
  • 1870 Frank Norris, journalist and writer (McTeague, Octopus), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1902)
  • 1871 Maria do Carmo Geronimo, Brazilian lives to be at least 126
  • 1871 Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-German Marxist revolutionary and founder of the Spartacus League, born in Zamość, Poland (d. 1919)
  • 1874 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch writer (The World a Dancing Party)
  • 1879 Sir William Beveridge, British economist (d. 1963)
  • 1883 Marius Barbeau, French Canadian ethnographer and folklorist (d. 1969)
  • 1886 Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)
  • 1888 Friedrich Schnack, German journalist/writer (Rosewood)
  • 1889 Frits Slomp [Frits de Rover], Dutch vicar/resistance fighter
  • 1893 Emmett J Culligan, founder of water treatment organization
  • 1895 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)
  • 1897 Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960)

Person of interestSoong Mei-ling

1897 Soong Mei-ling [Madame Chiang Kai-shek], Chinese political figure and First Lady of the Republic of China (1948-75), born in Shanghai (d. 2003)

First Lady of the Republic of China Soong Mei-ling
First Lady of the Republic of China
Soong Mei-ling

Person of interestZhou Enlai

1898 Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China, born in Huai'an, China (d. 1976)

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • 1901 Julian Przybos, Polish poet (Sruby)
  • 1904 Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
  • 1905 Gilroy Roberts, US chief engraver (1948-64)
  • 1908 Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47)

Person of interestMomofuku Ando

1910 Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles, born in Wu Baifu, Chiayi County, Taiwan (d. 2007)

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando
  • 1915 Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • 1918 Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/spy (MI6)/priest
  • 1918 James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1920 Delbert L. Latta, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1959-89), born in Weston, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1920 Leontine Tg Kelly, 1st African American female bishop (Methodist)
  • 1920 José Aboulker, Jewish Communist
  • 1921 Berkley Bedell, (Rep-D-IA, 1975- )
  • 1922 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna Italy, director (Teorema, Pigsty)
  • 1931 Fred Othon Aristidès, French comics artist
  • 1932 Walter Charles Marshall, scientist

Person of interestDaniel Kahneman

1934 Daniel Kahneman, Israeli economist and Nobel laureate (2002), born in Tel Aviv, Israel

Economist and Psychologist Daniel Kahneman
Economist and Psychologist
Daniel Kahneman
  • 1935 Philip K Chapman, Australian astronaut (Apollo 14 support), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1936 Canaan Banana, 1st President of Zimbabwe (1980-87), born in Essexvale, Southern Rhodesia (d. 2003)
  • 1937 Stephen Fitz-Simon, entrepreneur
  • 1937 Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, President of Nigeria
  • 1938 Lynn Margulis, American biologist (serial endosymbiotic theory), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1939 Charles Fuller, American writer (Zooman, Soldier Story)
  • 1939 Terry Curry, English multi-millionaire
  • 1939 Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
  • 1940 Mary Rose Oakar, (Rep)
  • 1942 Michael "Mike" Resnick, American sci-fi author (Sideshow; Eros Ascending), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942 Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain, 1982-96, born in Seville
  • 1944 Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • 1948 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
  • 1949 Franz Josef Jung, Commander-in-chief of the German Bundeswehr
  • 1949 Bernard Arnault, French businessman (LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton), born in Roubaix, France
  • 1953 Russel D Feingold, (Sen-D Wisconsin)
  • 1953 Valery Grigoriyevich Korzun, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (TM-24)

Person of interestPenn Jillette

1955 Penn Jillette, American magician (Penn & Teller) and author (God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales), born in Greenfield, Massachusetts

Magician and Author Penn Jillette
Magician and Author
Penn Jillette
  • 1956 Mark Handley, writer (Nell)
  • 1957 Tim Holden, American politician (Rep-D-Pennsylvania 1993-2013), born in St. Clair, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1962 Robert L Curbeam Jr, astronaut (STS 85, sk: 99), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962 Jonathan Penner, American reality show contestant
  • 1966 Feng Congde, Chinese dissident (A Tiananmen Journal: Republic on the Square) and one of the student leaders of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, born in Sichuan province, China
  • 1976 Tim Sylvia, American mixed martial artist
  • 1985 Whitney Port, Cast member of The Hills TV series

Weddings in History

  • 1760 Princess Carolina marries Gen Charles Christian van Nassau-Weilburg

Divorces in History

  • 1993 Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry divorces his wife Effi

Deaths in History

  • 254 St Lucius I, Pope and Bishop of Rome (253-54), dies
  • 1291 Sa'ad al'Da'ulah, Jewish grand vizier of Persia, assassinated
  • 1534 Antonio da Correggio, Italian painter (b. 1489)
  • 1539 Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (b. 1487)
  • 1574 Philip of Saint-Aldegonde, Flem viceroy Holland/Zealand/Utrecht, dies
  • 1576 Don Luis de Requesens y Zuniga, viceroy of Neth (1573-76), dies at 70
  • 1605 Clement VIII [Ippolito Aldofireini], Pope (1592-1605), dies at 69
  • 1611 Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1533)
  • 1622 Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (1592-1622), dies at 52
  • 1644 Louise Juliana of Nassau, Regent of Bohemia by marriage to Frederick IV, Elector Palatine, dies at 73
  • 1695 Henry Wharton, English writer (b. 1664)
  • 1726 Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, English politician

Person of interestCrispus Attucks

1770 Crispus Attucks, possible slave, is 1st of 5 killed during Boston Massacre at beginning of the American Revolution

Former Slave and Seaman Crispus Attucks
Former Slave and Seaman
Crispus Attucks
  • 1776 Yeongjo of Joseon, 21st king of the Korean Joseon Dynasty, dies at 81
  • 1790 Flora MacDonald, Scottish woman who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape, buried in the sheet he slept in at 67 or 68
  • 1815 Franz Anton Mesmer, Austrian physician and hypnotist (Mesmerism), dies at 80

Person of interestAlessandro Volta

1827 Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist and inventor of the 1st battery, dies at 82

Physicist and Inventor Alessandro Volta
Physicist and Inventor
Alessandro Volta
  • 1827 Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician (b. 1749)
  • 1827 Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace, French mathematician, astronomer and physicist (stability of the solar system), dies at 77
  • 1829 John Adams, last surviving HMS Bounty mutineer (b. 1766)
  • 1849 David Scott, Scottish painter (b. 1806)
  • 1853 August Kestner, German art collector and diplomat, dies at 75
  • 1893 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher and historian (Voyage in Italy), dies at 64
  • 1895 Nikolai Leskow, writer, dies at 64
  • 1895 Henry Rawlinson, British army officer and oriental scholar (major role in deciphering cuneiform), dies at 84
  • 1903 George Francis Robert Henderson, British soldier (b. 1854)
  • 1904 Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian field marshal and Chief of the German General Staff, dies at 71
  • 1907 Friedrich Blass, German classical scholar (b. 1843)
  • 1926 Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (b. 1841)
  • 1927 Franz Mertens, German mathematician (b. 1840)
  • 1929 David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-American automobile pioneer (Buick Motor Company), dies at 74
  • 1931 Fr. Arthur Tooth SSC, Anglican Clergyman prosecuted and imprisoned for ritualist activities, dies ta 91
  • 1932 Takuma Dan, Japanese baron/financier/industrial, murdered
  • 1940 Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868)
  • 1941 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel 1927), dies at 82
  • 1944 Max Jacob, French poet and writer, dies in nazi concentration camp at 67
  • 1945 Lena Baker, American murderer, convicted of capital murder of her employer, Ernest Knight, dies at 44
  • 1950 Edgar Lee Masters, American poet and novelist (Spoon River Anthology), dies at 81
  • 1950 Roman Shukhevych, Ukrainian nationalist and military leader, dies at 42

Person of interestJoseph Stalin

1953 Joseph Stalin, dictator and leader of the Soviet Union (1922-53), dies of a stroke at 73

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1954 Julian Coolidge, American mathematician (Study-Segre school), dies at 80
  • 1955 Antanas Merkys, President of Lithuania (b. 1888)
  • 1962 Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic, dies at 82
  • 1965 Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)
  • 1966 Anna Achmatova, Ukrainian poet, dies at 76
  • 1966 Enrique E Ecker, Curacaos/US bacteriologist, dies at 79

Person of interestMohammad Mosaddegh

1967 Mohammad Mosaddegh, Prime Minister of Iran (1951-53) who was overthrown in a coup d'état aided by the CIA and the British SIS, dies at 84

Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh
Prime Minister of Iran
Mohammad Mosaddegh
  • 1967 Georges Vanier, French-Canadian soldier and 19th Governor General of Canada, dies at 78
  • 1974 Sol Hurok, American theatrical impresario, dies at 85
  • 1980 Winifred Wagner-William, German World Festival organizer, dies at 82
  • 1982 Clifford P. Case, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey, dies at 77
  • 1990 Gloria Carter Spann, US President Jimmy Carter's sister, dies of cancer at 63
  • 1991 August de Schryver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP), dies at 92
  • 1991 Trijntje Jansma-Boskma, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 109
  • 1993 Diana Ochoa, dies after long illness at 80
  • 1993 Peter Bierdrager, Dutch Fokker's-test pilot, dies in air crash
  • 1994 Abdullah Al-Sallal, President of Yemen (1962-67), dies
  • 1994 Paul Vincze, Jewish-Hungarian designer of coins and medal, dies at 86
  • 1995 Peter John Norton, naval diplomat/artist, dies at 82
  • 1995 Lord Benson [Henry Alexander], British accountant (Coopers & Lybrand), dies at 85
  • 1996 Joshua Compston, English art impresario, dies at 26
  • 1996 Khundaqar Mushtaq Amhed, president of Bangladesh (1975), dies
  • 1996 Nicolás Cotoner, 23rd Marquess of Mondéjar, Spanish nobleman and military officer, dies at 90
  • 1997 Samm Sinclair Baker, American diet author (b. 1909)

Person of interestRichard Kuklinski

2006 Richard Kuklinski, American Mafia hit man, dies at 70

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • 2008 Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American professor of computer science (b.1923)
  • 2010 Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999, dies at 103
  • 2012 William Heirens, American serial killer, dies at 83

Person of interestHugo Chávez

2013 Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela, dies from respiratory failure at 58

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • 2014 Geoff Edwards, American game show host, dies from pneumonia at 83
  • 2016 Ray Tomlinson, American computer programmer (invented email and the @ sign), dies at 74
  • 2017 Anthony Beilenson, American politician (Rep-D-California, 1977-97), dies at 84
  • 2017 Leonard Manasseh, British architect (Rutherford School), dies at 100
  • 2018 Trevor Baylis, English inventor of the wind-up radio, dies of Crohn's disease at 80
  • 2018 Helmut Maucher, German businessman, CEO of Nestlé (1990-97), dies at 90
  • 2018 Hayden White, American "literary criticism" historian (Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe), dies at 89