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On This Day in History for November 24

Events in History

  • 380 Theodosius I makes his adventus, or first formal entry, into Constantinople
  • 496 Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope
  • 642 Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1105 Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes Talmudic dictionary
  • 1434 River Thames in London freezes over
  • 1542 Battle of Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James V
  • 1587 Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins
  • 1601 Earl Mauritius ceases siege of De Bosch due to strict monarchy
  • 1628 John Ford's "Lover's Melancholy" premieres in London
  • 1639 1st observation of transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree - helped establish size of the Solar System

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

1642 Dutch explorer Abel Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)

Explorer and Seafarer Abel Tasman
Explorer and Seafarer
Abel Tasman
  • 1643 Battle of Tuttlingen: Beiers army under Gen Mercy beats France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1655 English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell bans Anglicans

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1688 General strategist John Churchill meets William III

King of England William III
King of England
William III
General John Churchill
John Churchill
  • 1703 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Philadelphia
  • 1715 London's Thames River freezes over
  • 1744 John Carteret resigns as British Secretary of State for the Northern Department
  • 1775 Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1800 Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland depart Caracas for Cuba where they met fellow botanist John Fraser

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • 1832 South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification, declaring the tariffs of 1828 and 1832 unconstitutional in and unenforceable in South Carolina, precipitating the Nullification Crisis which presaged the American Civil War
  • 1835 Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Provisional Government

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1859 English naturalist Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species" radically changing the view of evolution and laying the foundation for evolutionary biology

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • 1861 Luik-Visé-Maastricht railway opens
  • 1862 M Levy publishes Gustave Flaubert's novel "Salammbo"
  • 1863 Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee
  • 1869 American Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)
  • 1874 American inventor Joseph Glidden patents barbed wire
  • 1877 English author Anna Sewell sells her manuscript "Black Beauty" to Norwich publisher for £40, the novel is published soon after
  • 1887 Victorien Sardou's "La Tosca" premieres in Paris
  • 1896 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont
  • 1898 The International Conference of Rome for the Social Defense Against Anarchists opens.
  • 1903 Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter
  • 1903 George Ade's "County Chairman" premieres in NYC
  • 1905 Moshav Hertzlia forms in Israel


1905 Photographer Alfred Stieglitz opens the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession in Manhattan, New York

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz
Alfred Stieglitz
  • 1912 Conflict in the Balkans grows into an acute international crisis with major powers supporting either Austria or Serbia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914 Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1914 Dutch Overseas Trustmaatschappij (NOT) forms
  • 1915 Serbian leader flees to Albania
  • 1916 Mexican and US representatives sign a protocol at Atlantic City, under which Pershing's troops will withdraw and each nation's army will guard the border. President Carranza of Mexico will refuse to accept it
  • 1917 Nine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building.
  • 1918 Béla Can forms Hungarian Communist Party
  • 1922 Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"
  • 1923 Radio Belgium's 1st transmission
  • 1924 1st Dutch airliner, Fokker F.VII lands in Batavia (Java) after flying from Amsterdam
  • 1924 General Feng Yu-Hsiang, a warlord from the north of China, turns on his allies and seizes Peking
  • 1925 1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1925 Eugene O'Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St NYC

Playwright Eugene O'Neill
Eugene O'Neill
  • 1926 KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
  • 1926 Sri Aurobindo retires to lead life of seclusion, hands responsibility for followers to Mirra Alfassa (founding of Sri Aurobindo ashram)
  • 1930 Ruth Nichols sets women's transcontinental air flight record (Mineola, NY to California), in a Lockheed-Vega
  • 1932 In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
  • 1934 SN Behrman's "Rain from Heaven" premieres in NYC
  • 1935 The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
  • 1936 German pacifist Carl von Ossietzky is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for uncovering German re-armament
  • 1938 Clifford Odets' "Rocket to the Moon" premieres in NYC

'Hitler Will Have to Break Us or Lose the War''Hitler Will Have to Break Us or Lose the War'

1940 The Blitz: Luftwaffe bombs Bristol city centre, killing 200 people in the first German raid on the city

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Buckingham Palace is bombed. Churchill, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth inspect the damage. Photo: NPA Rota
Buckingham Palace is bombed. Churchill, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth inspect the damage. Photo: NPA Rota
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  • 1941 "Life Certificates" issued to some Jews of Vilna, the rest are exterminated
  • 1941 Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
  • 1941 US troops land on Suriname to protect bauxite mine
  • 1942 Fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk
  • 1942 French collaborator Marquis de Brinon establishes "African Falanx"
  • 1944 US bombers based on Saipan begin 1st attack on Tokyo

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1947 John Steinbeck's novella "The Pearl" published

  • 1949 British steel & iron industry nationalised
  • 1950 UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
  • 1950 US infantry division conquers Chonju Korea
  • 1951 British auto manufacturers Austin and Morris Motors merge
  • 1954 Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened
  • 1954 France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
  • 1955 1st test flight of Fokker's F-27 Friendship
  • 1958 Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community
  • 1962 Last of Dutch military leave New Guinea
  • 1964 Rebellion ends in Zaire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965 Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • 1966 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)
  • 1966 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attacks in New York City smog, smoggiest day in city's history
  • 1966 A Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • 1969 Apollo 12 returns to Earth
  • 1969 West German President Heinemann visits The Netherlands
  • 1969 Lt William L Calley charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial
  • 1971 Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison, New Jersey
  • 1971 American "Dan Cooper" hijacks plane, extorts $200,000 ransom before jumping out of plane over Washington State, never seen again
  • 1971 A woman is killed after members of the Irish Republican Army carry out an attack on British soldiers in Strabane, County Tyrone
  • 1971 A British Army bomb-disposal specialist is killed by a bomb in Lurgan, County Armagh
  • 1972 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 Taoiseach Jack Lynch met with British Prime Minister Edward Heath in London to give Irish approval to Attlee's paper that said new arrangements should be 'acceptable to and accepted by the Republic of Ireland'

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
Taoiseach Jack Lynch
Jack Lynch
  • 1974 2 truck hijackers freed (3/3/1974)

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1974 Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev agree to a framework for the SALT-II treaty to reduce each side's number of nuclear weapons, at the Vladivostok Summit

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1974 Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia's Afar Depression [1] [2]
  • 1977 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

VietnamAgent Orange in Vietnam

1979 Senate report proves US troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic chemical defoliant Agent Orange

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American C-123 spraying chemical defoliant, Agent Orange, on a dense Vietnamese jungle
American C-123 spraying chemical defoliant, Agent Orange, on a dense Vietnamese jungle
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  • 1980 "9 to 5 and Odd Jobs" 23rd studio album by Dolly Party is released
  • 1981 1st air-launched cruise missile tested
  • 1983 PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1983 "The Colour of Magic" by Terry Pratchett published by Colin Smythe in the UK, 1st book in the Discworld series

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett
  • 1985 Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
  • 1986 Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1987 Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang for the People's Republic of China
  • 1989 Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia

Birthdays in History

  • 1273 Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (d. 1284)
  • 1394 Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (d. 1465)
  • 1420 John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (d. 1473)
  • 1583 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)
  • 1615 Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1690)
  • 1630 Etienne Baluze, French scholar (d. 1718)
  • 1632 Baruch "Benedict" de Spinoza, Amsterdam, rationalist philosopher
  • 1642 Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, earl of Tourville/knight/admiral/marshal
  • 1655 Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97)
  • 1712 Willem Bachiene, theologist/geographer/astronomer (Ecclesiastical)

Person of interestJunípero Serra

1713 Junipero Serra, Spanish missionary priest who founded the 1st missions in California, born in Petra, Majorca (d. 1784)

Missionary Junípero Serra
Junípero Serra
  • 1713 Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)
  • 1724 Maria Amalia of Saxony, queen of Spain (d. 1760)
  • 1729 Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (d. 1800)
  • 1740 John Bacon, English sculptor
  • 1745 Maria Louisa of Spain, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire, born in Palace of San Ildefonso, Segovia, Spain (d. 1792)
  • 1766 Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect, born in Karlsruhe (d. 1826)
  • 1773 Shadrach Bond, American politician (1st Governor of Illinois, 1818 to 1822), born in Frederick, Maryland (d. 1832)
  • 1774 Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (d. 1857)

Person of interestZachary Taylor

1784 Zachary Taylor, 12th US President (1849-50) and major general in the Mexican–American War, born in Barboursville, Virginia (d. 1850)

12th US President and General Zachary Taylor
12th US President and General
Zachary Taylor
  • 1784 Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Swiss traveller and orientalist, 1st European to discover Petra and Abu Simbel, born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1817)
  • 1801 Ludwig Bechstein, German poet (d. 1860)
  • 1806 Omar Pasha [Michael Lats], Croatian governor/viceroy of Bosnia/Iraq
  • 1811 Ditler G Monrad, Danish theologist/bishop/premier (1863- )
  • 1811 Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1890)
  • 1815 James Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • 1815 Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)
  • 1817 Juan de la Cruz Moreno Maisonave, Guatemala
  • 1824 Charles Verlat, Flemish painter, born in Antwerp, Belgian (d. 1890)
  • 1826 Collodi [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author (Pinocchio)
  • 1829 William Passmore Carlin, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Greene County, Illinois (d. 1903)
  • 1833 Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (d. 1891)
  • 1849 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British-American playwright and children's author ("The Secret Garden"), born in Manchester (d. 1924)
  • 1859 Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934)
  • 1861 João da Cruz, Brazilian poet, born in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil (d. 1898)
  • 1864 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter (At the Moulin Rouge)
  • 1869 António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • 1873 L Martov [Yuly O Tsederbaum], Russian revolutionary
  • 1876 Walter Griffin, US architect, city planner; designed Canberra, Aust
  • 1877 Alben W Barkley, Graves County Ky, (35th Vice Pres-D-1949-53)
  • 1877 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian CID Commissioner of Police (d. 1941)
  • 1878 Mark N Tod, English classicist/historian
  • 1884 Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School)
  • 1884 Itzhak Ben-Zvi, President of Israel (d. 1963)
  • 1886 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish artist (L'art et Son Avenir)
  • 1886 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)
  • 1887 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (d. 1973)
  • 1888 Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)
  • 1888 Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)
  • 1889 Cissy van Marxfield [Setske Beek-de Haan], Dutch author
  • 1893 Charles F. Hurley, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)

Person of interestCharles "Lucky" Luciano

1896 Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Italian-American gangster of the New York mafia, born in Sicily, Italy (d. 1962)

  • 1899 Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (d. 1966)
  • 1901 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker
  • 1906 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)
  • 1908 Harry Kemelman, US detective author (rabbi-omnibus)
  • 1909 Hotze de Roos, Dutch youth book author (Chameleon)
  • 1911 Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter
  • 1912 Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher (Johnson murderer!)
  • 1912 Garson Kanin, playwright/producer (Double Life), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1916 Forrest J Ackerman, invented the term "sci-fi"
  • 1919 John Silverlight, British journalist (The Observer)
  • 1920 Anthony Griffin, sailor
  • 1920 Joseph Olutola Olu Odutola Oguntala, soho club owner
  • 1921 John V Lindsay, (Mayor-R/D-NY, 1965-73)
  • 1924 Victor Grinich, Croatian-American businessman (d. 2000)
  • 1925 William F. Buckley Jr, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line), born in NYC (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist who won the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics with Carlo Rubbia, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1926 Alan Owen, English author (Maggie May, Ronnie Barker Show)
  • 1926 Tsung-Dao Lee, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1927 Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian writer (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Agustín Edwards, Chilean media tycoon (El Mercurio), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Ron Dellums, American politician (D-House representative from California, 1971-1998), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Bahraini royal and politician, world's longest serving Prime Minister of Bahrain (1970-2020), born in Bahrain (d. 2020)
  • 1938 Charles Starkweather, American Spree Killer (d. 1959)
  • 1938 Willy Claes, Belgian politician
  • 1938 Spencer Johnson, American author (Who Moved My Cheese?), born in Watertown, South Dakota (d. 2017)
  • 1940 Don Metz, American architect
  • 1940 Eric Wilson, Canadian children's author.
  • 1941 John de Andrea, US sculptor
  • 1942 Marlin Fitzwater, press secretary to George H. W. Bush
  • 1944 Claudia Dreifus, interviewer/author (7 Stories)
  • 1944 Dan Glickman, (Rep-D-KS, 1977- )
  • 1944 Jules Deelder, Dutch poet (T of Vondel)
  • 1944 Ibrahim Gambari, Nigerian scholar

Person of interestTed Bundy

1946 Ted Bundy, American serial murderer during the 1970s, born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1989)

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • 1946 Penelope Jones Halsall (aka: Caroline Courtney, Melinda Wright, Lydia Hitchcock, Penny Jordan, Annie Groves)
  • 1948 Spider Robinson, Canadian sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret)
  • 1949 Martin Duiser, pop producer (Vanessa, Lee Towers)
  • 1951 Chet Edwards, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • 1955 Takashi Yuasa, Japanese lawyer
  • 1955 Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Swedish politician
  • 1959 Alejandro Mayorkas, American lawyer, Secretary of Homeland Security (2021-), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1961 Matt Hayes, British TV angler (Discovery Real Time), born in Smethwick, England
  • 1961 Carlos Carnero, Spanish member of parliament
  • 1961 Arundhati Roy, Indian activist and writer (The God of Small Things), born in Shillong, Meghalaya
  • 1966 Paul Robinett, American internet personality

Person of interestTodd Beamer

1968 Todd Beamer, passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93, born in Flint, Michigan

Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd Beamer
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93
Todd Beamer
  • 1970 Marlon James, Jamaican writer (A Brief History of Seven Killings), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1971 Cosmas Ndeti, three-time Boston Marathon winner

Weddings in History

  • 1190 Isabella of Jerusalem marries Conrad of Montferrat at Acre, making him de jure King

LoveWedding of Interest

1979 Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (57) weds photographer Jill Krementz (39)

  • 1980 Ronald Reagan Jr marries Doria Palmieri

Deaths in History

  • 654 Emperor Kōtoku of Japan (b. 596)
  • 1115 Mathilde, markgravin of Toscane, dies
  • 1192 Albert I van Leuven/Luik, Belgian bishop of Luik/saint, dies at 27
  • 1468 Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)
  • 1531 Johannes Oecolampadius, German religious reformer (b. 1482)
  • 1555 French Vervoort, Flemish mystic (Bruylocht Cleedt), dies at about 65
  • 1571 Jan Blahoslav, Czech bishop, dies at 48
  • 1572 John Knox, Scottish preacher, dies at about 67
  • 1583 René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (b. 1506)
  • 1674 Franciscus van Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker, executed at 72
  • 1693 William Sancroft, 79th Archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 76
  • 1741 Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (b. 1688)
  • 1770 Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)
  • 1775 Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (18th & last Superior General of the Society of Jesus), dies at 72
  • 1781 James Caldwell, American revolutionary (b. 1734)
  • 1793 Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French statesman (b. 1723)
  • 1801 Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)

Person of interestJoseph Brant

1807 Joseph Brant [Thayendanegea], Mohawk leader, dies at 64

Mohawk Military Leader Joseph Brant
Mohawk Military Leader
Joseph Brant
  • 1827 Harman W. Muntinghe, Dutch lawyer and colonial director, dies at 54
  • 1840 Cornelis RT Krayenhoff, fortress architect/cartographer, dies at 82

Person of interestWilliam Lamb

1848 William Lamb, 2ng Viscount Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig 1834, 1835-41), dies at 69

British Prime Minister William Lamb
British Prime Minister
William Lamb
  • 1857 Henry Havelock, British soldier (War in Afghanistan 1838-39), dies at 62
  • 1863 Claudius Charles Wilson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia at 32
  • 1870 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (Les Chants de Maldoror), dies at 24
  • 1890 August Belmont, Prussian-American financier and diplomat (U.S. Minister to the Netherlands 1853-57), dies at 76
  • 1891 Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, English statesman and Viceroy of India (1876-1880), dies at 60
  • 1898 Bartel Wilton, Dutch ship builder, dies at 70
  • 1899 Abdullah ibn Mohammed al-Ta'a'ishi, mahdi of Sudan (1883-99), dies
  • 1914 Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/Flemish People Party, dies
  • 1916 Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, American-born gunsmith (b. 1840)
  • 1923 Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 39

Person of interestGeorges Clémenceau

1929 Georges Clémenceau, Prime Minister of France (Radical-Socialist Party: 1906-09, 1917-20) who defended Dreyfuss, dies at 88

Prime Minister of France Georges Clémenceau
Prime Minister of France
Georges Clémenceau
  • 1940 James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish unionist politician and the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1921-1940), dies of natural causes at 69
  • 1943 Martin Raschke, German author and publisher dies at 38
  • 1943 Reina Prince Geerligs [Leentjes Vandendriesch], anti-fascist, dies
  • 1943 Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)
  • 1944 EMHCH Houtappel, resistance fighter: in Neuengamme, dies
  • 1953 Robert Lightfoot, English theologist and exegetist, dies at 70

Person of interestDiego Rivera

1957 Diego Rivera, Mexican painter (En el Arsenal) and husband of Frida Kahlo, dies at 70

Painter Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera
  • 1958 Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, British lawyer and politician who helps form League of Nations (Nobel 1937), dies at 94
  • 1959 Lyman Bryson, educator (UN Casebook), dies at 71
  • 1959 Yuri Nikolayevich Libedinski, Ukrainen writer (Commissioners), dies at 60
  • 1960 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, Dutch zionist and socialist theorist, dies at 82
  • 1960 Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
  • 1962 James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60

Person of interestLee Harvey Oswald

1963 Lee Harvey Oswald, American assassin of JFK, 2 days earlier, shot dead two days after he killed JFK by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV at 24

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1964 John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55
  • 1965 Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1895)
  • 1967 Arnold J d'ailly, mayor of Amsterdam (1946-56), dies at 65
  • 1967 Louis Fratto, American gangster (b. 1908)
  • 1973 John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881)
  • 1980 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
  • 1985 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67
  • 1987 Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
  • 1989 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio host, dies at 85
  • 1990 Nistani Keiji, philosopher, dies in Kyoto Japan
  • 1990 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (101 Dalmatians), dies at 94
  • 1990 Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer during the Great Depression, dies at 80
  • 1992 Hans de Koster, Dutch Minister of Defense (1971-73), dies at 78
  • 1992 Theo Edison, son of Thomas Edison, dies at 94
  • 1993 Germaine Emilie Madame Gres Krebs, haute Couturist, dies at 89
  • 1993 Imad Aqal, Palestinian Hamas leader, dies at 24
  • 1993 Jan Schrauwen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 36
  • 1993 Wu Yi Shen, mayor of Shen Yang China, dies in helicopter
  • 1994 Jo Vis, Dutch resistance fighter (Yad Vashem), dies at 88
  • 1995 Stuart Henry, disc jockey, dies at 53
  • 1996 Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist, dies at 76
  • 1996 Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet (Poems to Eimhir and Other Poems), dies at 85
  • 2002 John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Floquet de Neu, Ecuato Guinean albino gorilla (b. 1964)
  • 2003 Anthony Hollis, British High Court Judge, dies at 76
  • 2004 Arthur Hailey, English novelist (Hotel, Airport), dies at 84
  • 2006 George W. S. Trow, American writer (b. 1943)
  • 2006 Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist (b. 1938)
  • 2008 Cecil H. Underwood, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1922)
  • 2009 Samak Sundaravej, 25th Prime Minister of Thailand (2008), dies at 74
  • 2010 Huang Hua, Chinese statesman (b. 1913)
  • 2018 Sy Kattelson, American photographer of NY street life, dies at 95
  • 2018 Amanda Sequoyah Swimmer, American potter and preserver of Cherokee culture, dies at 97