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On This Day in History for September 18

Events in History


MurderAssassination

96 Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated

Roman Emperor Nerva
Roman Emperor
Nerva
Roman Emperor Domitian
Roman Emperor
Domitian

Event of interestEvent of Interest

324 Chrysopolis Emperor Constantine beats Emperor Licinius

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
  • 1180 Philip Augustus becomes king of France
  • 1437 Peasant uprising in Transsylvania
  • 1454 In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years' War.

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

1502 Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1544 English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1544 Peace of Crépy signed by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V & French King Francis I ending the Fourth Hapsburg-Valois War

King Francis I of France
King
Francis I of France
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1635 Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1670 French bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet appointed tutor to the dauphin, son of Louis XIV

Bishop and Writer Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
Bishop and Writer
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1679 New Hampshire becomes a county in Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • 1739 Turkey & Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks
  • 1755 Fort Ticonderoga in New York opens
  • 1759 Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City
  • 1789 1st loan is made to pay salaries of the presidents & Congress

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1793 US President George Washington lays the cornerstone of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

  • 1810 Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1811 British East India Company force led by Baron Minto conquers Java, part of the Dutch East Indies, Stamford Raffles appointed lieutenant governor

British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore
Stamford Raffles

RussiaGreat Fire of Moscow

1812 Great Fire of Moscow burns out after 5 days, 75% of the city destroyed and 12,000 killed

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Napoleon retreats from Moscow as it burns, in a painting by Viktor Mazurovsky
Napoleon retreats from Moscow as it burns, in a painting by Viktor Mazurovsky
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1837 Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young co-found a "stationery and fancy goods emporium" in New York City, later renamed in 1853 as "Tiffany & Co."

Jeweller and Entrepreneur Charles Lewis Tiffany
Jeweller and Entrepreneur
Charles Lewis Tiffany
  • 1838 Anti-Corn Law League established in Great Britain by Richard Cobden
  • 1842 1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1846 Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning exchange their last letters before they move to Italy

  • 1849 De Kempenae's Dutch government resigns

Agreement of InterestCompromise of 1850

1850 US Congress passes Fugitive Slave Law as part of Compromise of 1850

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Henry Clay's handwritten draft of one of the bills that formed the Compromise of 1850
Henry Clay's handwritten draft of one of the bills that formed the Compromise of 1850
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  • 1851 New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)
  • 1862 Confederate armies officially divide into corps
  • 1862 General Read army pulls out of Antietam Creek Virginia
  • 1864 Battle of Martinsburg, Virginia
  • 1864 Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin–Nashville Campaign), American Civil War
  • 1872 King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway
  • 1873 Government bond agent Jay Cooke & Co collapses, causing panic on Wall St, the start of the panic of 1873 and the Long depression
  • 1882 Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board)
  • 1885 Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
  • 1891 Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1895 Booker T. Washington delivers 'Atlanta Compromise' address

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington

  • 1895 Daniel David Palmer of Davenport, Iowa, gives the first chiropractic adjustment

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1898 Lord Kitchener's ships reach Fashoda, Sudan

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • 1905 Electric tramline opens in Rotterdam
  • 1906 A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong
  • 1908 Cleveland Indian Bob "Dusty" Rhoades no-hits Boston, 2-1
  • 1910 25,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam for general male/female suffrage
  • 1911 Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Disraeli" premieres in NYC

British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister
Benjamin Disraeli
  • 1914 Battle of Aisne ends with Germans beating French during WW I

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914 General Paul von Hindenburg named commander of German armies on the Eastern Front

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • 1914 Irish Home Rule bill receives Royal assent
  • 1914 South African troops land in German South West Africa
  • 1919 Dutch second chamber accepts female suffrage
  • 1919 Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drowns 280 along Gulf Coast
  • 1922 2nd government of Ruys de Beerenbrouck installed in Netherlands
  • 1922 Browns George Sisler's 41-game hit streak is stopped by NY's Joe Bush
  • 1922 Hungary admitted to League of Nations
  • 1924 Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking
  • 1926 Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250
  • 1927 The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air. with 18 stations (and WOR as NYC affiliate)
  • 1928 Juan de la Cierva flies 1st helicopter above Channel
  • 1929 Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable" premieres in NYC
  • 1930 Philadelphia A's win AL championship for 2nd year in a row
  • 1931 To create a pretext for the invasion of Manchuria, China, a railway explosion is faked by the Japanese
  • 1934 St Louis Brown Bobo Newsom loses no-hitter to Boston in 10, 2-1
  • 1934 USSR admitted to League of Nations
  • 1937 The first New Zealand State house opens in Miramar
  • 1939 Polish government of Moscicki flees to Romania
  • 1939 William Joyce's first Nazi propaganda broadcast
  • 1940 19 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940 Elmer Harris' "Johnny Belinda" premieres in NYC
  • 1940 Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani
  • 1942 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service
  • 1942 The order for "extermination of asocials through labour" is approved by Nazi Minister of Justice, Otto Thierack
  • 1943 Cardinals clinch NL pennant

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943 Adolf Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1944 British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed, including 1,377 allied POWs and 4,200 Javanese slave labourers.
  • 1944 Eindhoven freed by American and British trrops (Lightly Day)
  • 1944 US 266th division occupiers Brest Bretagne
  • 1945 1000 whites walk out of Gary, Indiana, schools to protest integration

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947 The Central Intelligence Agency officially comes into existence after being established by President Truman in July

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1947 US Department of Defense 1st day of operation
  • 1947 US Air Force created as a separate military service by passing of the National Security Act
  • 1948 Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1948 Ralph Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche
  • 1950 Nakagawa Soen, Japanese Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
  • 1957 Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
  • 1958 The Fresno Drop: Bank of America mails out 60,000 BankAmericards in Fresco, California, the first credit card (later renamed VISA)
  • 1959 Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962 Charlie Finley is denied permission to move As to Dallas-Fort Worth
  • 1962 Rwanda, Burundi, Jamaica & Trinidad admitted (105th-108th) to UN
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1963 USSR orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia
  • 1964 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1967 Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
  • 1969 Tiny Tim (37) & Miss Vicky (17) get engaged

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 Momofuku Ando markets the first Cup Noodle, packaging it in a waterproof polystyrene container

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando
  • 1973 German FR & German DR admitted to UN
  • 1974 Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die
  • 1975 Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in San Francisco
  • 1976 Cleve manager Frank Robinson last game as a player
  • 1976 Dom Mintoff's Labour Party wins Malta election
  • 1976 Rev Sun Myung Moon holds "God Bless America" convention

Birthdays in History


Person of interestTrajan

53 Trajan, XIII Roman Emperor (98 - 117 AD) famous for Trajan's Forum, born in Italica, Ancient Hispania (d. 117)

Roman Emperor Trajan
Roman Emperor
Trajan
  • 1344 Marie of Valois, Princess of France, born in Château De Saint Germain-En-, Ile-De-France, France (d. 1404)
  • 1434 Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress, born in Torres Vedras, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1467)
  • 1574 Claudio Achillini, Italian lawyer and poet, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1640)
  • 1676 Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1733)

Person of interestSamuel Johnson

1709 Samuel Johnson, English scholar and lexicographer (A Dictionary of the English Language), born in Lichfield Staffordshire (d. 1784)

Scholar and Lexicographer Samuel Johnson
Scholar and Lexicographer
Samuel Johnson
  • 1713 Jean Allamand, Swiss-Dutch natural philosopher, born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1787)
  • 1733 George Read, American judge and signer (Declaration of Independence), born in Cecil County, Maryland (d. 1798)
  • 1750 Tomás de Iriarte, Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias), born in La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands of Spain (d. 1791)
  • 1752 Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician (worked on elliptic integrals), born in Paris (d. 1833)
  • 1765 Gregory XVI [Bartolomeo Alberto Mauro Cappellari], Pope (1831-1846), born in Belluno, Venetia, Austrian Empire (d. 1846)
  • 1779 Joseph Story, American lawyer and 19th Supreme Court justice (1812-45), born in Marblehead, Massachusetts (d. 1845)
  • 1786 Justinus Kerner, German physician and medical writer (first detailed description of botulism), born in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1862)
  • 1786 Christian VIII, King of Denmark (1839-1848) and King of Norway (1814), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1848)
  • 1787 Johann David Passavant, German historian, painter and graphic artist, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1861)
  • 1805 Robert Cowdin, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Jamaica, Vermont (d. 1874)
  • 1812 Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American politician (41st Governor of Georgia), born in Burke County, Georgia (d. 1880)
  • 1815 Henry C. Wayne, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1883)
  • 1818 Marcellus Augustus Stovall, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Sparta, Georgia (d. 1895)
  • 1837 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, Portuguese Roman Catholic Archbishop of Goa, born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (d. 1880)
  • 1838 Anton Mauve, Dutch realist painter and cousin of Vincent Van Gogh, born in Zaandam, Netherlands (d. 1888)
  • 1859 John L. Bates, American lawyer and politician (41st Governor of Massachusetts), born in Easton, Massachusetts (d. 1946)
  • 1859 Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher and politician, born in Indiana, Pennsylvania (d. 1940)
  • 1863 Hermann Kutter, Swiss Protestant theologian (founder of Christian Socialism in Switzerland), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1931)
  • 1870 Clark Wissler, American anthropologist (American Indian), born in Hagerstown, Indiana (d. 1947)
  • 1874 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Vises Sten), born in Langeland, Denmark (d. 1957)
  • 1875 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (founder of Villa Lo Burgos), born in Osorno, Chile (d. 1945)
  • 1876 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1938)
  • 1876 James Scullin, Australian Labour Party politician and 9th Prime Minister of Australia, born in Trawalla, Victoria, Australia (d. 1953)
  • 1889 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (Member of the Australian Parliament for Bourke), born in Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia (d. 1970)
  • 1893 William March, American writer (Company K), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1954)

Person of interestJohn Diefenbaker

1895 John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (Conservative: 1957-63), born in Neustadt, Ontario (d. 1979)

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker
  • 1895 Tomoji Tanabe, Japanese supercentenarian who dies of old age at 113, born in Miyakonojo, Miyazaki, Japan (d. 2009)
  • 1906 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli), born in Odessa, Ukraine [OS=Sept 5]
  • 1907 Edwin M. McMillan, American physicist and discoverer of plutonium (Nobel 1951), born in Redondo Beach, California (d. 1991)
  • 1908 Victor Ambartsumian, Russian astronomer (Stalin Prize 1946, 50), born in Tiflis, Russian Empire (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Hendrik Cornelis, Belgian colonial civil servant and Governor-General of the Belgian Congo, born in Oudenaarde, Belgium (d. 1999)
  • 1912 Kurt Lotz, German business executive and second postwar CEO of Volkswagen, born in Frielendorf, Hesse, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Hetta Empson, South African-British artist, born in Orange Free State, South Africa (d. 1996)
  • 1916 John Jacob Rhodes, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona), born in Council Grove, Kansas (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Frank Bell, British educator and founder of The Bell Educational Trust Limited (d. 1989)
  • 1917 Gerrit Borgers, Dutch literary, born in Brummen, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • 1923 Jur Mellema, Dutch politician (CHU), born in Nieuw-Scheemda, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • 1923 Peter Smithson, English architect, born in Stockton-on-Tees, England (d. 2003)
  • 1923 Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], wife of Michael I King of Romania, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Bertha Wilson, Canadian lawyer and the 1st woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1924 J. D. Tippit, American police officer murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, born in Texas (d. 1963)
  • 1927 Gerlando Alberti, Sicilian Mafioso (Ciaculli massacre, 1963, 'Mafia! What is that? A kind of cheese'), born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 2012)
  • 1929 June Rosemary Thorndycraft, British teacher and trade unionist (d. 1995)
  • 1932 Nikolay Rukavishnikov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 10, 16, 33), born in Tomsk, Russia (d. 2002)
  • 1932 Valery Ryumin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32/34, 35/37), born in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia
  • 1933 Robert "Bob" Bennett, American politician (U.S. Senator from Utah), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Valentina Ponomaryova, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok 6 backup), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1939 Bob Whittaker, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas), born in Eureka, Kansas
  • 1939 Jorge Sampaio, 18th President of Portugal (Socialist Party: 1996-2006), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1941 Clive Burton, British neuropathologist (d. 1996)
  • 1942 Koos van den Berg, Dutch politician (SGP), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1944 Charles Lacy Veach, American astronaut (STS 39, STS 52), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1946 Alan "Bam" King, English rocker, born in Muswell Hill, North London
  • 1949 Jim McCrery, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1949 Mo Mowlam, British Labour Party politician (Member of Parliament for Redcar), born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1950 Helene Virginie Weijel, Dutch author (In the Street Without a Coat), born in Amsterdam (d. 1995)
  • 1951 Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon, Republican politician and US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953 Betsy Boze, American academic (9th president of The College of The Bahamas), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1954 Murtaza Bhutto, Pakistani politician, born in Karachi, Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • 1954 Takao Doi, Japanese astronaut (STS 87), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1954 Steven Pinker, Canadian American cognitive psychologist and author, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1956 Chris Hedges, American journalist and author (War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning), born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • 1958 Don Geronimo, American radio personality (Don and Mike Show)
  • 1960 Karim Rashid, Egyptian-Canadian industrial designer, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1970 Dan Eldon, British-Kenyan photojournalist, born in Hampstead, London (d. 1993)
  • 1973 Mark Shuttleworth, South African entrepreneur (founder and CEO of Canonical Ltd.), born in Welkom, Orange Free State, South Africa
  • 1975 "Habacuc" Guillermo Vargas, Costa Rican artist
  • 1975 Youssef Chahed, Tunisian politician and Prime Minister of Tunisia (2016-present), born in Tunis, Tunisia
  • 1977 Kieran West, British oarsman (Olympic Gold 2000), born in Kingston upon Thames, England
  • 1985 Pete Cashmore, Scottish blogger (Mashable), born in Banchory, Scotland

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

1907 Author Arthur Conan Doyle (48) weds Jean Elizabeth Leckie

LoveWedding of Interest

1922 Nurse Margaret Sanger (43) weds James Noah Henry Slee in Bloomsbury, London

LoveWedding of Interest

1955 Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara (27) weds Peruvian economist Hilda Gadea (34) in Mexico

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • 1964 Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie

Deaths in History

  • 31 Sejanus, Roman head of praetorian guard, executed
  • 887 Pietro I Candiano, Doge of Venice (killed in battle)
  • 993 Arnulf vanf Gent, Westfries earl (988-93), dies in battle
  • 1137 Erik II Eimune, [Onvergetelijke], King of Denmark (1134-37), murdered
  • 1180 Louis VII, King of France (1137-1180), dies at 59 or 60
  • 1261 Conrad van Hochstaden, archbishop of Cologne, dies
  • 1426 Hubert [Huybrecht] van Eyck, painter, dies
  • 1524 Charlotte de Valois, Princess of France as second daughter of King Francis I and his wife Claude, dies at 7
  • 1598 Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536)
  • 1630 Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (b. 1552)
  • 1663 Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint, dies at 60
  • 1675 Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (1624-75), dies at 71
  • 1684 Joannes Antonides van der Goes, Dutch poet (Ystroom), dies at 37
  • 1721 Matthew Prior, English poet and diplomat, dies at 57
  • 1722 André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
  • 1735 Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator), dies at 51
  • 1775 Andrew Foulis, Scottish bookseller and printer, dies at about 63

Person of interestLeonhard Euler

1783 Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (Euler's Constant), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 76

Mathematician Leonhard Euler
Mathematician
Leonhard Euler
  • 1783 Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar, dies at 65
  • 1792 Gottlieb August Spangenberg, founder (Moravian Church in Amer), dies
  • 1797 Louis-Lazare Hoche, French revolutionary general, dies
  • 1818 Olof Swartz, Swedish botanist (work on pteridophytes), dies at 57
  • 1827 Robert Pollok, Scottish poet (The Course of Time), dies of TB at 28
  • 1830 William Hazlitt, English critic and essayist, dies at 52
  • 1860 Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet (Meus oito anos), novelist and playwright (Camoes e o jau), dies at 21
  • 1860 Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer, dies at 55
  • 1872 Charles XV, King of Sweden and Norway (1859-72), dies at 46
  • 1891 William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)
  • 1896 Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau, French physicist, dies at 75
  • 1904 Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto, dies
  • 1905 George MacDonald, Scottish poet and sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), dies at 80
  • 1911 Peter Stolypin, 3rd Prime Minister of Russia (1906-11), shot and murdered at the Kiev Opera House aged 49
  • 1924 Francis H. Bradley, British idealist philosopher (Appearance and Reality), dies at 78
  • 1931 Hazrat Babajan, a Baloch Muslim saint (b. c. 1806)
  • 1939 Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)
  • 1939 Gwen John, Welsh painter, dies at 63
  • 1944 Hendrikus Colijn, Dutch premier (1933-39), dies at 75
  • 1944 Robert Cole, US lt-colonel, dies in battle at Best
  • 1952 Hippoliet Daeye, Flemish painter (Dreamy), dies
  • 1956 Adélard Godbout, Canadian politician (15th Premier of Quebec), dies at 63
  • 1961 Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish public servant, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953-61) and posthumous Nobel Peace Prize winner (1961), dies in an air crash over Congo at 56
  • 1962 Therese Neumann, German stigma, dies at 64
  • 1964 Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (The Plough and the Stars), dies at 84
  • 1964 Clive Bell, English art critic, dies at 83
  • 1964 J. Frank Dobie, American folklorist and newspaper columnist, dies at 75
  • 1967 John Cockcroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951), dies at 70
  • 1968 Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist and church historian, dies at 65
  • 1975 Fairfield Porter, American painter, dies at 68
  • 1977 Paul Bernays, Swiss mathematician (b. 1888)
  • 1980 Katherine Anne Porter, American writer (Ship of Fools), dies at 90
  • 1987 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician (13th President of Portugal 1958-74), dies at 92
  • 1994 Franco Moschino, Italian fashion designer, dies from AIDS complications at 44
  • 1995 Donald Davie, English poet and critic, dies at 73
  • 1995 Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London), dies at 64
  • 1997 Harry Boyne, British parliamentary journalist, dies at 87
  • 2001 Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian children's entertainer (Mr. Dressup), dies at 73
  • 2002 Andres Burnier [Catharina Irma Dessaur], Dutch criminologist and author (Jongensuur), dies at 71
  • 2003 Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916)
  • 2003 Bob Mitchell, British politician (b. 1927)
  • 2004 Norman Cantor, Canadian historian (b. 1929)
  • 2004 Marvin Mitchelson, American celebrity attorney, dies at 76
  • 2006 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)
  • 2018 Judith Kazantzis, English poet and feminist, dies at 78