On This Day

On This Day in History for November 13

Events in History

  • 833 Louis the Pious, King of the Franks, performs public act of penance at the Church of Saint Medard in Soissons
  • 866 Pope Nicholas I answers the envoys of Boris (Ad consulta vestra)
  • 1002 English king Ethelred II (the 'Unready') launches 'St Brice's Day' massacre of Danish settlers

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1553 English Lady Jane Grey and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer accused of high treason

Queen of England Jane Grey
Queen of England
Jane Grey
  • 1565 King Philip II's "Letters out Segovia" reaches Brussels
  • 1565 Pope Pius IV publishes decree Professi fidei

BattleBattle of Interest

1642 Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • 1673 Prince Willem III/Raimundo earl Montecuccoli conquer Bonn
  • 1715 Battle of Sheriffmuir during Jacobite rebellion. Battle inconclusive but Government forces halt advance of Jacobite army lead by Scottish Earl of Mar
  • 1775 American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal
  • 1781 British troops occupy Negapatam, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

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1789 Benjamin Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 1839 1st US anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in NY

Bulls Finally Spared 700 Years of CrueltyBulls Finally Spared 700 Years of Cruelty

1839 Last bull run in Britain as the Stamford bull run ends after 700 years

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The bridge at Stamford from which bulls were heaved into the river
The bridge at Stamford from which bulls were heaved into the river
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  • 1841 James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis
  • 1849 Peter Burnett elected first governor of California
  • 1851 1st meeting of anti-revolutionary "Netherlands & Orange"
  • 1851 Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked
  • 1851 The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington
  • 1854 "New Era" sinks off New Jersey coast with loss of 300

UKPalace of Westminster

1856 The Great Bell of Big Ben first chimes at the foot of the still unfinished clock tower outside the Palace of Westminster [1]

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The Palace of Westminster, London
The Palace of Westminster, London
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  • 1861 A letter is written by Reverend Mark R. Watkinson petitioning the Treasury Department to "recognize Almighty God" on American coins; the department eventually decides on the motto "In God We Trust"
  • 1864 The new Constitution of Greece adopted

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1865 P. T. Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport

Circus Showman and Businessman P. T. Barnum
Circus Showman and Businessman
P. T. Barnum
  • 1865 US issues 1st gold certificates
  • 1868 American Philological Association organized in NY
  • 1875 National Bowling Association organized in NYC
  • 1887 Bloody Sunday clashes in central London
  • 1895 First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii
  • 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster claims lives of nine lifeboat men off the coast of Norfolk, England

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1902 "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad is first published in one volume (previously serialized) by William Blackwood in Edinburgh

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad
  • 1907 The Conference of Central American States, convoked in response to the war between Honduras and Nicaragua, meets in Washington, D.C. to promote unification
  • 1909 259 miners die in a fire at St Paul Mine at Cherry, Illinois
  • 1909 Ben Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
  • 1909 Collier's magazine accuses U.S. Secretary of the Interior Richard Ballinger of questionable dealings in Alaskan coal fields
  • 1916 British offensive at Ancre, Belgium
  • 1916 Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription
  • 1918 Prince Friedrich, last reigning Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, abdicates
  • 1918 Russia cancels Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
  • 1918 Stahlhelm forms (anti communist/Polish/French) in Magdenburg
  • 1920 Hudson River freezes at Albany
  • 1921 US, France, Japan and British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1922 Marc Connelly and George Kaufman's "'49ers" premieres in NYC

Playwright Marc Connelly
Marc Connelly
  • 1926 Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) uprising in Bantam, West Java
  • 1927 New York - New Jersey Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
  • 1930 WA Drake's "Grand Hotel" premieres in NYC
  • 1931 Hattie Caraway (D-AK) appointed first US woman senator
  • 1933 1st modern sit-down strike by Hormel meat packers in Austin, Minnesota
  • 1935 Anti-British riots in Egypt
  • 1938 America's first saint, Mother Frances Cabrini, beatified
  • 1941 German Abweht consults with Chetnikleider Draza Mihailovic
  • 1941 U-81 torpedoes British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal near Gibraltar
  • 1942 Chaotic "sea battle of Friday the 13th" at Guadalcanal
  • 1942 Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18 in the US
  • 1945 Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India
  • 1946 First artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, Massachusetts
  • 1950 US win 1st world championship bridge contest
  • 1950 General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas
  • 1952 False fingernails 1st sold
  • 1955 1st live telecast from non-contiguous foreign country-Havana Cuba
  • 1955 Argentine general Pedro Aramburu succeeds E Lonardi as president
  • 1956 US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama unconstitutional
  • 1961 Vladimir Yefimovich Semichastny succeeds Aleksandr Nikolayevich Shelepin as head of the KGB.

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1964 Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor

Pope Paul VI
Paul VI
  • 1965 "Yarmouth Castle" burns and sinks off Bahamas, killing 89
  • 1967 Carl Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • 1967 NL owners OK AL expansion to Seattle & Kansas City
  • 1968 William Craig, Home Affairs Minister, bans all marches, with the exception of 'customary' parades, in Derry, Northern Ireland; the exception of 'customary' parades meant that Loyalist institutions could parade but civil rights marches could not

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1970 US Vice President Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs"

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • 1971 Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet (Mars)
  • 1977 25th Islander shut-out Resch 6-0 Gilles scores on 5th penalty shot
  • 1977 Final Al Capp comic strip of "Li'l Abner" (1934-77)
  • 1978 NASA launches HEAO 2
  • 1979 British newspaper "The Times" resumes publishing after 1 year

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1979 Ronald Reagan announces his candidacy for US President in NYC

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1980 US spacecraft Voyager 1 sends back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn
  • 1982 Vietnam Veterans Memorial opens in Washington, D.C., featuring the names of over 58,000 US soldiers killed or missing in the Vietnam War
  • 1984 David Levy finds his first comet
  • 1984 Ryne Sandberg wins the NL MVP Award
  • 1985 Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, killing 25,000 in the town of Armero
  • 1986 NASA launches space vehicle S-199
  • 1986 US President Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran
  • 1987 1st condom commercial on British TV
  • 1990 Oakland's Bob Welch wins AL Cy Young Award
  • 1990 In the seaside town of Aramoana, David Gray shoots dead 13 people in the Aramoana massacre
  • 1990 Saudis ask US for rights to bid on SPR (Strategic Petroleum Reserve) crude
  • 1991 Bomb destroys Dutch Labour party politician Aad Kosto's house in a failed assassination attempt, he survives and in a famous image finds and cuddles his cat
  • 1993 7.1 seaquake east of Kamchatka
  • 1993 Chinese MD82 makes crash landing at Urumqi, 12 killed
  • 1993 Pakistani minister of Foreign affairs Faruk Leghari elected president
  • 1994 Sweden agrees to join European Union
  • 1996 Joel Armengaud discovers 2^1398269 - 1 (35th known Mersenne prime)
  • 1997 UN pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2000 Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada
  • 2001 Doha Round: The World Trade Organization ends a four-day ministerial conference in Doha, Qatar

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2001 War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2001 US President George W. Bush orders that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve be filled to capacity over the next few years
  • 2002 The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill
  • 2002 Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441
  • 2007 An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding six

Birthdays in History

  • 354 Augustine of Hippo, North African Christian theologian and philosopher, born in Thagaste, Numidia (d. 430)

Person of interestEdward III

1312 Edward III, King of England (1327-77) noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority, born in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England (d. 1377)

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III
  • 1486 Johann Eck, German Scholastic theologian and early counter-reformer against Lutheran challenges, born in Egg, Swabia (d. 1543)
  • 1504 Philip I (the Generous), Landgrave of Hesse and important early protestant ruler, born in Marburg, Landgraviate of Hesse, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1567)
  • 1559 Albert VII, Archduke of Austria, born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1621)
  • 1572 Cyril Lucaris, Greek theologian and Patriarch of Constantinople, born in Heraklion, Greece (d. 1638)
  • 1679 Thomas Philip Wallrad de Hénin-Liétard d'Alsace, Cardinal- Archbishop of Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1759)
  • 1710 Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist, born in Paris (d. 1792)
  • 1714 William Shenstone, English poet, born in Leasowes, England (d. 1763)
  • 1715 Dorothea Erxleben, German first female medical doctor, born in Quedlinburg, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1718 John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, British statesman who claimed to have invented the sandwich, born in Chiswick, England (d. 1792)

Person of interestJohn Dickinson

1732 John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, born in Talbot County, Maryland (d. 1808)

Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson
Founding Father of the United States
John Dickinson
  • 1760 Jiaqing, 5th Emperor of Qing Dynasty, born in Beijing (d. 1820)
  • 1782 Esaias Tegnér, Swedish writer (Frithjof's Saga), born in Kyrkerud, Sweden (d. 1846)
  • 1785 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron (d. 1828)
  • 1792 Edward John Trelawny, English traveler and author (Adv of Younger Son), born in London (d. 1881)
  • 1801 Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Queen consort of Prussia (1840-61), born in Munich (d. 1873)
  • 1801 Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, Queen of Saxony, born in Munich (d. 1877)
  • 1804 Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), born in Sampson County, North Carolina (d. 1880)
  • 1809 John A. Dahlgren, US Navy officer and inventor (Civil war Dahlgren-cannon), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1870)
  • 1813 John Wolcott Phelps, American abolitionist, author and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Guilford County, Vermont (d. 1885)
  • 1813 Peter II, prince-bishop of Montenegro (1830-51) and poet (The Ray of The Microcosm), born in Njeguši, Montenegro (d. 1851)
  • 1814 Joseph Hooker, American Major General (Union Army), born in Hadley, Massachusetts (d. 1879)
  • 1826 Charles Frederick Worth, English fashion designer (House of Worth), born in Bourne, Lincolnshire (d. 1895)
  • 1834 Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco), born in Tixtla, Guerrero, Mexico (d. 1893)
  • 1837 James T. Rapier, African-American politician, born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1883)
  • 1838 Joseph F. Smith, 6th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born in Far West, Missouri (d. 1918)
  • 1841 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 1913)
  • 1848 Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1889-1922), born in Paris (d. 1922)

Person of interestRobert Louis Stevenson

1850 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author (Treasure Island), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1894)

  • 1856 Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1941)
  • 1859 Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains), born in Ruda bei Neumark, West Prussia (d. 1911)
  • 1866 Abraham Flexner, American educator, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1959)
  • 1869 Helene Stöcker, German feminist, pacifist and publicist, born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1869 Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1962)
  • 1878 John C Kielstra, Dutch economist and governor of Suriname (1933-44)
  • 1878 Max Dehn, German mathematician (Dehn’s lemma), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1893 Edward A. Doisy Sr, American bio-chemist (Vitamin K1, Nobel 1943), born in Hume, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1894 Arthur Nebe, German SS officer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1896 Nobusuke Kishi, Prime Minister of Japan (1957-60), born in Yamaguchi, Japan (d. 1987)
  • 1899 Martin Bodmer, Swiss Bibliophile and scholar (Bodmer Papyri), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Gustav von Koenigswald, German-Dutch paleontologist (found Pithecanthropus erectus), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1906 Eva Zeisel, American industrial designer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • 1907 Josef Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), born in Mörkö, Södermanland, Sweden (d. 1948)
  • 1907 Lewis Boddington, British aerospace engineer (RAE)
  • 1907 Giovanna of Italy, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria, born in Rome (d. 2000)
  • 1908 C. Vann Woodward, American historian and educator, born in Vanndale, Arkansas (d. 1999)
  • 1909 Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Between Doubt & Tears), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1910 William Bradford Huie, American writer and publisher, born in Hartselle, Alabama (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Lon Nol, Cambodian politician, 7th President of the Khmer Republic (1972-75), born in Kampong Leav, Prey Veng, Cambodia (d. 1985)
  • 1914 Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director, born in Vaprio d'Adda, Lombardy, Italy (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Howard Cooke, Governor-General of Jamaica (1991-2006), born in Goodwill, St. James, Jamaica (d. 2014)
  • 1923 Arthur Hiller, Canadian director (Love Story), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist, born in Okazaki, Japan (d. 1994)
  • 1925 Inez van Dullemen, Dutch author, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1926 Harry Hughes, 57th Governor of Maryland (1979-87), born in Easton, Maryland
  • 1927 Billy Klüver, American scientist and engineer, born in Monaco (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Fred Phelps, American Baptist minister and civil rights attorney, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Fred Harris, American politician (Sen-D-Okla, 1964-73), born in Walters, Oklahoma
  • 1930 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist and poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1931 Anthony Jacobs, English businessman and industrialist (BSM)
  • 1931 Joan Lestor, British Labour politician (d. 1998)
  • 1931 John A Manke, US test pilot (HL-10)
  • 1934 Peter Arnett, New Zealand-born American journalist, born in Riverton, New Zealand
  • 1935 Thomas Augustine Martin, Irish academic, born in Ballinamore, County Leitrim (d. 1995)
  • 1935 George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, born in The East End, Co. London
  • 1935 Michael Getler, American journalist and 1st ombudsman appointed by a US broadcasting network (PBS), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1938 Gérald Godin, French-Canadian poet and politician, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1994)
  • 1939 Robert Whitaker, British photographer whose work was used on Beatles and Cream album covers, born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2011) [1]
  • 1941 Eberhard Diepgen, German politician, born in Pankow, Berlin
  • 1943 André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician, born in Granby, Canada (d. 1977)
  • 1944 Wouter R van Romondt, Dutch/Dutch Antillean cartoonist
  • 1945 John B. Craig, American diplomat, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1951 Boaz Vaadia, Israeli-born sculptor who worked in America, born in Gat Rimon (d. 2017)
  • 1952 Merrick Garland, American attorney and judge (US Attorney General 2021-), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 Andrés Manuel López Obrador [AMOL], Mexican politician, President of Mexico (2018-), born in Tepetitán, Mexico
  • 1953 Waswo_X._Waswo, American Photographer
  • 1954 Scott McNealy, American CEO of Sun Microsystems
  • 1956 Charlie Baker, American politician, Governor of Massachusetts (2015-), born in Elmira, New York
  • 1957 Ronald Shusett, author (Project Mankind), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1957 Greg Abbott, American politician, Governor of Texas (2015-), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1961 Edwin "Rick" Bakker, Dutch author: Rick's Report, AIDS Diary
  • 1963 Thilo Timothy Newman, writer (Freejack, Alien), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1969 Lori Berenson, American criminal
  • 1969 Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch author
  • 1981 Rivkah, American comic book writer and artist (Steady Beat), born in Austin, Texas

Weddings in History

  • 1160 Marriage of Louis VII of France to Adele of Champagne.

LoveWedding of Interest

1929 American writer E. B. White (30) weds literary editor Katharine Angell (37)

Writer E. B. White
E. B. White
  • 2004 "The View" co-host Star Jones (42) weds banker Al Reynolds at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City

Divorces in History

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1922 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (55) divorces socialite Catherine Tobin after 33 years of marriage

Deaths in History

  • 867 Saint Nicholas I, "the Great", Italian Pope (858-67), dies at 67
  • 1004 Abbo van Fleury [Floriacensis], French abbott and saint, dies
  • 1093 Malcolm III (Canmore, "Big Head") King of Scots, dies in battle at Alnwick, Northumberland. Historical figure Shakespeare's character based on.
  • 1143 King Fulk of Jerusalem (1131-1143), dies in a hunting accident
  • 1170 Albert I of Brandenburg
  • 1314 Albert II, Margrave of Meissen
  • 1319 Erik VI Menved, king of Denmark (1286-1319), dies
  • 1345 Constance of Penafiel, wife of Pedro I of Portugal (b. 1323)
  • 1359 Ivan II, great ruler of Moscow & Vladimir, dies
  • 1460 Henry the Navigator, prince of Portugal, dies at 66
  • 1606 Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (b. 1530)
  • 1619 Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter, dies at 64
  • 1620 Louise de Coligny, French 4th wife of Willem of Orange, dies at 65
  • 1624 Thomas Erpenius [van Erpe], Dutch orientalist and Arabist (grammar), dies at 40
  • 1650 Thomas May, English poet and historian (b. 1595)
  • 1689 Philipp von Zesen, German poet and historian (Bescheibung of Amsterdam), dies at 70
  • 1726 Princess Sophia Dorothea of Celle, repudiated wife of future King George I of Great Britain, and mother of George II, dies at 60

Person of interestGeorge Grenville

1770 George Grenville, British Prime Minister (1763-65) who introduced the Stamp Act (1st international tax to the colonies in America), dies at 58

British Prime Minister George Grenville
British Prime Minister
George Grenville
  • 1779 Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, dies at 61
  • 1829 Sam Patch, loses his live in a 125' dive into Genesse Falls
  • 1841 Caroline of Baden, Queen of Bavaria, dies at 65
  • 1849 William Etty, English painter best known for paintings of nudes, dies at 62
  • 1861 Arthur Hugh Clough, English poet, friend of Matthew Arnold, dies at 42
  • 1862 Ludwig Uhland, German writer, dies at 75
  • 1863 Carnot Posey, Confederate brig-general, dies after being wounded in the Battle of Bristoe Station at 45
  • 1867 Adolphe Napoleon Didron, French archaeologist, dies at 61
  • 1893 Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 78
  • 1902 Evander McNair, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 82
  • 1903 Wilhelm von Polenz, German author (Country of Zukunft), dies

Person of interestCamille Pissarro

1903 Camille Pissarro, Danish Antillean and French Impressionist painter, dies at 73

  • 1909 Aeneas Mackay, Dutch Internal minister (ARP)/Colonization, dies at 70
  • 1917 Émile Durkheim, French sociologist (Le suicide), dies at 59
  • 1918 Marten Baersma [MH Bottema], Fries author, dies at 28
  • 1928 Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist, dies at 60
  • 1942 Daniel J. Callaghan, US Admiral (Medal of Honor) dies during the Battle of Guadalcanal at 52
  • 1942 Douglas H Fox, US captain of destroyer Barton, dies in battle
  • 1942 Norman Scott, US admiral (at Guadalcanal), dies
  • 1944 Wang Jingwei, Chinese politician (21st Premier of the Republic of China 1932-35), dies at61
  • 1958 Bart van der Leck, Dutch painter (Style), dies at 81
  • 1961 Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr., American diplomat (b. 1897)
  • 1963 Margaret Murray, English anthropologist and Egyptologist (b. 1863)
  • 1974 Karen Silkwood, killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances
  • 1975 Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (b. 1910)
  • 1975 R. C. Sherriff, English playwright (Journey's End), dies at 79
  • 1977 Ingrid Schubert, German terrorist (b. 1944)
  • 1979 Dimitris Psathas, Greek playwright (b. 1907)
  • 1982 Babette Deutsch, American poet (Honey out of the Rock), dies at 87
  • 1982 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician, lieutenant governor of Quebec (b. 1911)
  • 1984 Mauk de Braauw, Dutch minister (DS'70) and Minister of Wetenschapsbeleid, dies at 59
  • 1985 George Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (b. 1898)
  • 1986 Rolando Olalia, Philippines worker's union leader, murdered
  • 1989 Franz Josef II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89), dies at 83
  • 1990 Charlie Carpenter, dies at 77
  • 1991 Hanson Baldwin, US military historian, dies at 88
  • 1992 Alan Balsam, US movie editor (Divine Madness), dies
  • 1992 Gregory Markopoulos, German/American director (Iliac Passion, Bliss), dies at 61
  • 1992 Lucrecia Perez, Dominicans in Spain (Racist Murder), dies at 33
  • 1993 Jose Toirkens, journalist (Slogan, NRC), dies at 48
  • 1994 Frank Singleton, librarian, dies at 67
  • 1994 Joseph H. Hazen, US Lawyer/producer/VP (Warner Bros), dies at 96
  • 1994 Lewis Bingham Keeble, town Planner, dies at 79
  • 1994 Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist, dies at 70
  • 1996 Kenneth Watkins, British woodland conservationist and founder (The Woodland Trust), dies at 86
  • 1996 Swami Rama, Himalayan yoga master (b. 1925)
  • 1997 John Elwyn, British painter, dies at 80
  • 1997 Dawud M. Mu'Min, American murderer (b. 1953)
  • 1998 Michel Trudeau, Canadian outdoorsman, son of Pierre Trudeau (b. 1975)
  • 2002 Rishikesh Shaha, Nepalese politician and writer (b. 1925)
  • 2004 Thomas Foglietta, American politician (b. 1928)
  • 2005 Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)
  • 2007 Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician and Congressman, dies at 47
  • 2007 Montague "Monty" Westmore, American 3rd generation make-up artist (Westmore family), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • 2010 Allan Sandage, American astronomer (b. 1926)
  • 2013 Hans-Jürgen Heise, German writer, dies at 83
  • 2020 Peter Sutcliffe, English murderer of 13 women "The Yorkshire Ripper", dies in prison of COVID-29 complications at 74 [1]