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On This Day in History for September 5

Events in History

  • 1198 Philips of Zwabia, Prince of Hohenstaufen, crowned King of Germany and King of the Romans

BattleBattle of Interest

1519 Second Battle of Tehuacingo, Mexico: Hernán Cortés vs Tlascala Aztecs

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • 1550 William Cecil appoints himself English minister of foreign affairs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1590 Alexander Farnese's army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris

  • 1596 Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1622 Richelieu appointed Cardinal under French King Louis XIII

King of France Louis XIII
King of France
Louis XIII
  • 1634 -6] Battle at Nordlingen: King Ferdinand III & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1644 Prince Frederick Henry conquers Sas of Gent

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1661 Nicolas Fouquet, French Superintendent of Finances under Louis XIV is arrested for maladministration of state funds; he died in 1680, never seeing freedom again.

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
Statesman and Superintendent of Finances Nicolas Fouquet
Statesman and Superintendent of Finances
Nicolas Fouquet

The Great Fire of LondonThe Great Fire of London

1666 Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead

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The Tower of London to the right, London Bridge to the left – how an artist painted the Great Fire
The Tower of London to the right, London Bridge to the left – how an artist painted the Great Fire
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1698 Russian Tsar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great

<b>Pirate</b> AttackPirate Attack

1717 Britain's King George I issues Proclamation "For Suppressing Pirates in the West Indies", granting pirates who surrender a pardon (re-issued 1718)

King George I
George I
  • 1750 Decree issued in Paderborn Prussia allows for annual search of all Jewish homes for stolen or "doubtful" goods
  • 1774 The 1st Continental Congress, a meeting of delegates from 12 of the 13 British colonies that later became the United States, convenes at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia
  • 1774 Twelve of the thirteen American colonies adopt a trade embargo against Great Britain at the first Continental Congress at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1774 With the meeting of the Continental Congress, Philadelphia becomes the 1st capital of the United States

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1781 American Revolutionary War: French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British forces under Admiral Graves at the Battle of the Chesapeake [Battle of the Virginia Capes] and trap Cornwallis

British Admiral Samuel Hood
British Admiral
Samuel Hood
  • 1786 Montplaisir Ceramic factory opens in Schaarbeek Belgium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1793 French Revolution: the "Reign of Terror" begins

Politician and Revolutionary Georges Danton
Politician and Revolutionary
Georges Danton
  • 1795 USA and Algiers sign peace treaty
  • 1796 General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna, Italy
  • 1798 New conscription law goes into effect in France
  • 1800 Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops
  • 1814 -15] Battle of Masurische Meren: Germans chase Russians out of East Prussia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1816 Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable ("Unobtainable Chamber").

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1836 Sam Houston elected President of the Republic of Texas

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston
  • 1838 Central Museum opens in Utrecht Netherlands
  • 1839 The First Opium War begins in China
  • 1844 Iron ore discovered in Minnesota's Mesabi Mountains

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1862 General Lee crosses Potomac & enters Maryland

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1863 Bread revolt in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1864 British, French & Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits
  • 1864 Achille François Bazaine becomes Marshall of France.
  • 1877 Southern blacks led by Pap Singleton settle in Kansas
  • 1879 George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer, and commander on board the Jeannette, becomes trapped with his crew in pack ice during his attempt to reach the North Pole
  • 1882 10,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in NYC

  • 1885 1st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind)
  • 1887 Gas lamp at Theatre Royal in Exeter catches fire killing about 200
  • 1889 German Christine Hardt patents the first modern brassiere
  • 1895 George Washington Murray elected to Congress from SC
  • 1900 France proclaims a protectorate over Chad
  • 1905 Lillian Mortimer's "No Mother to Guide" premieres in Detroit

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1905 The Treaty of Portsmouth is signed concluding the Russo-Japanese War; US President Theodore Roosevelt will receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his role as mediator

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1905 50 prominent men meet in Sydney's Australia Hotel to found the National Defense League fueled by fear of Japan after its victory over Russia

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1907 King Edward VII of Great Britain meets Russia's Foreign Minister Alexander Izvolski in an attempt to strengthen Russia's relationship with Britain

King of England Edward VII
King of England
Edward VII
  • 1910 Jack Coombs begins a record streak of 53 shutout innings
  • 1914 French headquarters move to Chatillon-sur-Seine
  • 1914 Great Britain, France, Belgium and Russia sign pact of London
  • 1914 Proclamation prohibits Canadian mint from issuing gold coins

CommunicationHistoric Communication

1914 US President Woodrow Wilson orders US Navy to make its wireless stations accessible for any transatlantic communications - even to German diplomats sending coded messages; leads to interception of the Zimmermann telegram, helping bring the US into the war

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1915 Anti-war conference in Zimmerwald, Switzerland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1915 Tsar Nicholas II, distressed by increasing Russian losses, assumes personal command of his nation's military forces; clearly a symbolic act and devastating for his leadership

  • 1918 Decree "On Red Terror" is published in Russia
  • 1920 Iron monument unveiled at Stone churches, Flanders
  • 1925 112 F (44°C), Centerville, Alabama (state record)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1929 French premier Aristide Briand requests a United States of Europe

11x Prime Minister of France Aristide Briand
11x Prime Minister of France
Aristide Briand

  • 1932 The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger
  • 1937 Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939 FDR declares US neutrality at start of WW II in Europe

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939 New Zealand Prime Minister, Michael Joseph Savage declares New Zealand's support for Britain in the war with Germany; Savage famously told the nation 'where she goes, we go. Where she stands, we stand'

New Zealand Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage
New Zealand Prime Minister
Michael Joseph Savage

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939 J. B. M. Hertzog resigns as South African Prime Minister after losing a vote in parliament on neutrality in WWII

South African Premier J. B. M. Hertzog
South African Premier
J. B. M. Hertzog
  • 1942 Battle at Alam Halfa ends
  • 1942 British & US bomb Le Havre & Bremen
  • 1943 US airland at Nadzab, New Guinea
  • 1944 "Mad Tuesday" 65,000 Dutch nazi collaborators flee to Germany
  • 1944 5 resistance fighter executed in Terneuzen
  • 1944 Allies liberate Brussels
  • 1944 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands sign customs Unity treaty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944 British premier Winston Churchill travels to Scotland

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1944 Dutch Armed Forces forms, under prince Bernhard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1946 Amon Göth, former head of Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp, found guilty of imprisonment, torture, and extermination of individuals and groups of people, the first conviction of homicide at a war crimes court

SS Officer Amon Göth
SS Officer
Amon Göth
  • 1948 In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister, As such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.
  • 1952 General Carlos Ibáñez elected president of Chile
  • 1953 1st privately operated atomic reactor-Raleigh, NC
  • 1953 US give Persian premier Zahedi $45 million aid
  • 1954 Dutch Super Constellation crashes at Shannon, 28 die

  • 1955 Fred Kaps becomes world champion magician
  • 1956 20 die in a train crash in Springer NM

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957 Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista bombs an uprising in Cienfuegos

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957 Yugoslavia bans Milovan Djilas' book "new class marine officers"

Politician and Writer Milovan Djilas
Politician and Writer
Milovan Djilas

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1957 "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac is published by Viking Press in New York

Writer Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1958 "Doctor Zhivago" novel by Boris Pasternak published in US

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1958 "The Huckleberry Hound Show" by Hanna-Barbera featuring Yogi Bear premieres on US TV

Animator Joseph Barbera
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
William Hanna
  • 1959 Wash Senator Jim Lemon is 7th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
  • 1960 President Kasavubu fires premier Patrice Lumumba of Congo
  • 1960 The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 JFK begins underground nuclear testing

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1961 US President JFK signs law against hijacking (death penalty)
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1967 -23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in the Caribbean, Mexico & Texas
  • 1968 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1969 Frente Obrero wins Dutch Antilles national elections
  • 1970 Estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record)
  • 1972 Chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium
  • 1973 Conference of less developed countries approves forming "producers' associations" and calls for withdrawal of Israeli forces from occupied Arab lands

MurderAssassination Attempt

1975 First Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Lynette Fromme in Sacramento

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1975 Portugal premier Goncalvez resigns
  • 1977 Red Army Faction kidnaps and subsequently murders West German business executive Hanns Martin Schleyer
  • 1977 Voyager 1 (US) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1978 Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter begin Egypt-Isreal peace conference at Camp David

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

Birthdays in History

  • 1187 Louis VIII [Coeur-de-Lion], King of France (1223-26), born in Paris (d. 1226)
  • 1319 Peter IV, King of Aragon (1336-87), born in Perpignan, France (d. 1387)
  • 1567 Date Masamune, Renowned Samurai and Daimyo in Japan, born in Yonezawa, Yamagata, Japan (d. 1636)
  • 1568 Tommaso Campanella, Italian theologian, philosopher, and poet, born in Stignano, Kingdom of Sicily (d. 1639)
  • 1621 Juan Andrés Coloma, Spanish noble, born in Elda, Spain (d. 1694)

Person of interestLouis XIV

1638 Louis XIV [Sun King], King of France (1643-1715), born in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1715)

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1644 Gillis Schey, Dutch admiral (battle at Lowestoft) (D. 1703)
  • 1649 Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, French mistress to British King Charles II (d. 1734)
  • 1667 Giovanni Gerolamo Saccheri, Italian mathematician, born in Sanremo, Italy (d. 1733)
  • 1688 Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Fight of Kings & Mice)
  • 1695 Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1770)
  • 1722 Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony, born in Dresden Castle, Dresden, Germany (d. 1763)
  • 1725 Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician, born in Lyon, France (d. 1799)
  • 1750 Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (Scottish poems), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1774)
  • 1771 Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1847)
  • 1775 Juan Martín Díez, El Empecinado (The Undaunted), Spanish guerrillero, born in Valladolid, Spain (d. 1825)
  • 1787 François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist, born in Paris (d. 1850)
  • 1792 Pierre-Armand Dufrénoy, French geologist and mineralogist, born in Sevran, France (d. 1857)
  • 1806 Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general, born in Nantes, France (d. 1865)
  • 1809 Manuel Montt Torres, President of Chile (851-61), born in Petorca, Chile (d. 1880)
  • 1815 Tyree Harris Bell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Covington, Kentucky (d. 1902)
  • 1817 Aleksei K. Tolstoi, Russian poet and writer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1875) [NS]
  • 1827 Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1849)
  • 1836 Justiniano Borgoño, President of Peru (1894), born in Trujillo, Peru (d. 1921)
  • 1846 John W Cromwell, American lawyer and civil right activist (American Negro Academy), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1927)

Person of interestJesse James

1847 Jesse James, American outlaw and son of a clergyman, born in Kearney, Missouri (d. 1882)

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • 1876 Abdelaziz Thâalbi, Tunisian politician, born in Tunis, Tunisia (d. 1944)
  • 1876 Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal, born in Landsberg am Lech, Germany (d. 1956)
  • 1877 Albert Roelofs, Dutch painter and etcher, born in Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1920)
  • 1881 Otto Bauer, Austrian Social Democrat, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1938)
  • 1885 John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (National monument on the Dam), born in Amsterdam (d. 1956)
  • 1888 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and leader, Second President of India (1962-67), born in Thiruttani, British India (d. 1975)
  • 1905 Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-British writer (Arrow in Blue), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1983)
  • 1905 Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician, born in Tanza, Cavite, Philippines (d. 2005)
  • 1906 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli), born in Odessa, Ukraine [NS=Sept 18]
  • 1913 Connie Stuart [Cornelia van Meygard], Dutch cabaret performer, born in Wijhe, Netherlands (d. 2010)
  • 1914 Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist (Defense of Violeta Parra), born in San Fabián de Alico, Chile (d. 2018)
  • 1916 Frank Yerby, American novelist (The Foxes of Harrow), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • 1920 Margaretha D. Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Anna & her Father), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1923 Arthur C. Nielsen, American businessman and market researcher (TV's Nielsen's Ratings), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • 1925 Jos Vandeloo, Flemish journalist and playwright (Cola Drinkers), born in Zonhoven, Belgium (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Justin Kaplan, American editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Prize, 1967), born in New York City, New York (d. 2014)

Person of interestPaul Volcker

1927 Paul Volcker, American economist and Chairman of the US Federal Reserve (1979-87), born in Cape May, New Jersey (d. 2019)

Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist Paul Volcker
Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist
Paul Volcker
  • 1929 Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok III, Soyuz 9), born in Shorshely, Russia (d. 2004)
  • 1933 Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Chilean catholic archbishop, born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1935 Mikhail Ivanovich Lisun, Russian cosmonaut, born in Gruzkoye, Ukraine (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Werner Erhard, American author and lecturer (founded EST), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1936 Alcee Hastings, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Altamonte Springs, Florida
  • 1936 John C. Danforth, American politician (Sen-R-Missouri, 1976-95), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1936 Jonathan Kozol, American writer and sociologist, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1942 Werner Herzog, German director (Burden of Dreams, Stroszek, Woyzeck), born in Munich, Germany
  • 1943 Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • 1948 Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Austrian diplomat and politician, born in Salzburg, Austria
  • 1950 Cathy Guisewite, American cartoonist (Cathy), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1950 Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer, born in Wales
  • 1954 Frederick Kempe, American author, journalist, and executive, born in Utah
  • 1965 Christopher Nolan, Irish handicapped writer (Under Eye of Clock), born in Mullingar, Ireland (d. 2009)
  • 1965 César Rincón, Colombian matador, born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1977 Joseba Etxeberria, Spanish football winger, born in Elgoibar, Spain
  • 1985 Tatia Jayne Starkey, Ringo Starr's 1st grandchild, born in London, England
  • 1987 Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Monaco, born in Princess Grace Hospital Centre, Monaco

Weddings in History

  • 1725 French King Louis XV marries Polish princess Mary Lesczynski

LoveWedding of Interest

1959 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (20) weds Linda Joan Bork

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel

LoveWedding of Interest

1968 Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson

Author Ken Follett
Ken Follett

LoveWedding of Interest

1970 Producer Dick Wolf (23) weds Susan Scranton

Crime Drama TV Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama TV Producer
Dick Wolf
  • 1992 Andrew "Dice" Clay marries his long time partner Trinie

Divorces in History

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1980 Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage

Deaths in History

  • 75 Emperor Ming of Han [Liu Yang], Chinese Emperor of the Han dynasty (58-69 AD), dies at 47
  • 1165 Emperor Nijo of Japan (b. 1143)
  • 1201 Constance, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1161)
  • 1235 Henry I, "the Courageous", Duke of Brabant (1183-1235), dies
  • 1548 Catharine Parr, Queen of England (1543-47), 6th wife of Henry VIII, dies at about 36

Person of interestSuleiman the Magnificent

1566 Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman Sultan and the longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1530-1566), dies at 71 [or Sep 6]

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent
  • 1569 Pieter Bruegel, South Netherlands painter, dies at about 44
  • 1569 Bernardo Tasso, Italian courtier and poet, dies at 75
  • 1572 Pieter Tichelmann, Flemish Franciscan, dies at about 71
  • 1607 Pomponne de Bellièvre, chancellor of France (b. 1529)
  • 1659 Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 71
  • 1683 Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French Minister of Navy, dies at 64
  • 1684 John Uytenhage van Lacks, lawyer/author, drowned at 48
  • 1786 Jonas Hanway, English merchant, traveler, and philanthropist (b. 1712)
  • 1808 John Home, Scottish writer (b. 1722)
  • 1836 Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (b. 1790)
  • 1838 Charles Percier, French architect, dies at 74
  • 1857 Auguste Comte, French sociologist (b. 1798)
  • 1858 Moritz Gottlieb Saphir, Austrian satirical writer and journalist, dies at 63
  • 1859 Friedrich von Olivier, German landscape painter, dies at 68
  • 1867 Santiago Derqui, Argentinian politician (b. 1809)
  • 1876 Manuel Blanco Encalada, first president of Chile (b. 1790)

Person of interestCrazy Horse

1877 Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko], last great Sioux war chief, dies at 37

Native American War Leader Crazy Horse
Native American War Leader
Crazy Horse
  • 1898 Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds, disguised as man fought for union, dies
  • 1901 Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (b. 1853)

Person of interestRudolf Virchow

1902 Rudolf Virchow, German pathologist and politician (cell pathology), dies at 80

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Rudolf Virchow
  • 1906 Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (thermodynamics), dies at 62
  • 1912 Arthur MacArthur, Jr., U.S. Army general (b. 1845)
  • 1914 Charles Péguy, French poet, essayist and editor (b. 1873)
  • 1917 Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (pioneer of statistical physics), dies at 45
  • 1917 Arthur Verhaegen, Belgian architect and worker's union leader, dies at 70
  • 1922 Georgette Agutte, French painter (b. 1867)
  • 1926 Karl Harrer, German journalist and politician, founding member of the "DAP", which would become the Nazi Party (b. 1890)
  • 1930 Robert Means Thompson, American naval officer (b. 1849)
  • 1930 Carl Panzram, American serial killer and rapist, dies at 38
  • 1932 Paul Bern, husband of Jean Harlow, dies
  • 1932 Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)
  • 1936 Gustave Kahn, French Symbolist poet and art critic (b. 1859)
  • 1942 François de Labouchère, French aviator of World War II, compagnon de la Libération. (b. 1917)
  • 1944 Willem M Groenewegen, resistance fighter, executed
  • 1948 Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (b. 1881)
  • 1953 Richard Walther Darré, Nazi politician, one of the leading 'blood and soil' ideologists (b. 1895)
  • 1954 Eugen Schiffer, German lawyer and liberal politician, dies at 94
  • 1965 Thomas Johnston, Scottish-born politician (b. 1882)
  • 1972 Josef Romano, Israeli olympian, murdered
  • 1977 Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant, dies at 80
  • 1979 Alberto di Jorio, Italian Cardinal and former head of the Vatican Bank, dies at 95
  • 1981 Ayatollah Ali Qoddusi, prosecutor-general of Iran, assassinated
  • 1982 Douglas Bader, RAF fighter pilot in World War II (b. 1910)
  • 1990 Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1896)
  • 1992 Dorothy MacKaye, marital advisor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 88
  • 1993 John Truscott, Australian set designer (Camelot), dies at 57
  • 1994 Teddy Millington-Drake, English painter, dies at 62
  • 1994 John Newman, Australian state politician (Labor), murdered at 47 by local club owner and political opponent Phuong Ngo who had run against Newman as an independent
  • 1995 Francis Showering, English brewer, dies at 83
  • 1995 John Britten, New Zealand motorcycle designer, dies at 45
  • 1996 Rose Isabel Williams, sister of Tennessee Williams, dies at 86
  • 1997 Leon Edel, biographer, dies at 89

Person of interestMother Teresa

1997 Mother Teresa [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Albanian born Indian nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize, 1979), dies of cardiac arrest at 87

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • 1998 Verner Panton, Danish designer (b. 1926)
  • 1999 Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician, dies at 78
  • 1999 Albert Oram, Baron Oram, British Labour politician, dies at 86
  • 1999 Alan Clark, English politician (Minister for Defence Procurement), dies at 71
  • 2001 Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian economist and UN statistician, dies at 89
  • 2002 David Todd Wilkinson, American astronomer, author of the first study of the Cosmic microwave background radiation (b. 1935)
  • 2003 C. H. Sisson, British author (Christopher Homm), dies at 89
  • 2003 Moe Biller, American labor union officer (AFL-CIO, Postal Workers), dies at 87
  • 2005 Roberto Viaux, Chilean Army General and the primary planner in two failed coup d'état attempt in Chile (b. 1917)
  • 2007 Jennifer Dunn, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington), dies at 66
  • 2007 Paul Gillmor, American politician (b. 1939)
  • 2007 D. James Kennedy, American televangelist (b. 1930)
  • 2007 Edward Gramlich, American economics professor (University of Michigan), dies at 68

Person of interestPhyllis Schlafly

2016 Phyllis Schlafly, American right-wing crusader, Eagle Forum President, dies at 92

Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum President
Phyllis Schlafly
  • 2016 Duane Graveline, American doctor and astronaut, dies at 85