Newspapers in History

Historical Events

  • 1620-12-02 English language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam
  • 1656-01-08 Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)
  • 1690-09-25 Publick Occurrences, first newspaper in the American colonies (Boston), publishes first & last edition
  • 1702-03-11 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" publishes
  • 1704-04-17 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell
  • 1704-04-24 "Boston News-Letter" 1st successful newspaper in US, forms
  • 1704-05-01 Boston Newsletter publishes 1st newspaper advertisement
  • 1743-07-18 1st half-page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal)
  • 1754-05-09 1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"
  • 1762-08-22 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport, Rhode Island, Mercury
  • 1767-07-03 Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded (first edition published this date)
  • 1774-08-10 1st Surinam newspaper (1st Wednesday Suriname) begins publishing
  • 1780-03-26 1st British Sunday newspaper appears (British Gazette & Sunday Monitor)
  • 1783-05-30 Benjamin Tower of Philadelphia publishes 1st daily newspaper in US
  • 1784-09-21 Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser becomes the 1st successful daily newspaper in the United States
  • 1786-07-29 1st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pitts Gazette

  • 1787-10-27 Federalist letters start appearing in New York newspapers

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1789-09-12 Jean-Paul Marat publishes the first issue of his radical newspaper Le Publiciste parisien, later called L'Ami du peuple (The Friend of the People) in Paris

Revolutionary and Journalist Jean-Paul Marat
Revolutionary and Journalist
Jean-Paul Marat
  • 1791-12-04 Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, first published

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1793-12-09 Noah Webster establishes New York's 1st daily newspaper, the "American Minerva"

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Lexicographer
Noah Webster
  • 1796-07-22 Cleveland, Ohio, founded by General Moses Cleaveland. Originally called 'Cleaveland', the public adopted the current name after a newspaper editor noticed the name was too long to fit on the page.
  • 1796-12-18 1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)
  • 1812-12-11 1st newspaper on Curacao (Curacao Gazette & Commercial Advertiser)
  • 1813-09-04 First US religious newspaper (Religious Remembrancer (Christian Observer))
  • 1814-11-28 The Times of London first printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer - makes newspapers available to a mass audience
  • 1820-07-01 1st edition of newspaper "Courrier de la Meuse" published in the Netherlands
  • 1821-08-06 1st edition of "Courrier of Pays-Bas" newspaper published in Brussels

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1824-07-24 Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll, with a clear lead for Andrew Jackson

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1827-03-16 First US newspaper, "Freedom's Journal" owned and operated by African Americans begins publishing in New York City
  • 1828-02-21 1st American Indian newspaper in US, "Cherokee Phoenix", published
  • 1830-05-20 1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)
  • 1830-10-01 General Trade Journal newspaper begins publishing in Amsterdam
  • 1831-01-02 Liberator, abolitionist newspaper, begins publishing in Boston
  • 1833-09-03 New York Sun begins publishing (1st daily newspaper)
  • 1834-02-18 1st US labor newspaper, "The Man", published, NYC
  • 1836-07-30 First English language newspaper published in Hawaii

  • 1838-11-03 The Times of India, world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce
  • 1842-05-14 Illustrated London News; the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper, begins publication

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1846-01-21 1st edition of Charles Dickens' newspaper "The Daily News"

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1846-02-05 "Oregon Spectator" is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast
  • 1847-01-01 Neth's Haarlem's Current newspaper starts publishing
  • 1847-01-09 1st San Francisco newspaper published (California Star)

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1847-12-03 Frederick Douglass publishes first issue of his newspaper "North Star"

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
  • 1850-01-26 1st German language daily newspaper in US published, NYC
  • 1852-09-11 Olympia Columbian is 1st newspaper published north of Columbia River

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1853-03-24 Anti-slavery newspaper "The Provincial Freeman" first published in Windsor, Ontario, edited by Samuel Ringgold Ward and Mary Ann Shadd Cary, first black woman publisher in North America

Suffragist and Publisher Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Suffragist and Publisher
Mary Ann Shadd Cary

InventionHistoric Invention

1853-05-14 Gail Borden, land surveyor, newspaper publisher and inventor, patents his process for condensed milk

Inventor of Condensed Milk Gail Borden
Inventor of Condensed Milk
Gail Borden
  • 1853-09-24 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
  • 1854-10-23 English newspaper "The Times" gives precise British positions in Crimea during Crimean War
  • 1856-10-07 Cyrus Chambers Jr patents folding machine that folds book & newspapers
  • 1861-02-27 US Congress authorizes 1st stamped newspaper wrappers for mailing
  • 1862-09-23 Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers
  • 1863-01-15 1st US newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper, Boston Morning Journal

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1863-02-03 Samuel Clemens first uses the pen name Mark Twain in a Virginia City newspaper, the "Territorial Enterprise"

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • 1864-10-04 New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms
  • 1865-03-02 British newspaper "Morning Chronicle" begins publishing
  • 1866-09-04 1st Hawaiian daily newspaper published
  • 1869-07-01 Dutch newspaper stamp tax repealed
  • 1873-01-11 1st livestock market newspaper published, Drover's Journal, Chicago
  • 1875-09-11 1st newspaper cartoon strip
  • 1876-01-15 "Die Afrikaanse Patriot", the first newspaper in Afrikaans, is published in Paarl
  • 1878-01-28 Yale Daily News published, 1st college daily newspaper
  • 1878-04-02 1st issue of Rotterdam's Newspaper
  • 1878-09-25 British physician Dr. Charles Drysdale warns against the use of tobacco in a letter to The Times newspaper in one of the earliest public health announcements on the dangers of smoking
  • 1880-02-01 The first edition of theatrical newspaper The Stage is published.
  • 1881-02-13 The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by activist Hubertine Auclert
  • 1884-11-22 T Thomas Fortune starts NY Freeman (NY Age) newspaper
  • 1886-01-15 Weekly Herald, 1st newspaper in Vancouver, BC, publishes 1st issue
  • 1887-02-16 1st newspaper convention (Rochester NY)
  • 1890-01-21 1st issue of "Propria Cures", Amsterdam student-weekly newspaper
  • 1892-08-13 US black newspaper "Afro-American" begins publishing from Baltimore
  • 1893-11-19 1st newspaper color supplement (NY World)
  • 1895-10-02 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper

InventionScientific Discovery

1896-01-05 "Die Presse" newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of X-rays and their potential for new methods of medical diagnoses in a front-page article

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1897-04-22 NYC Jewish newspaper "Forward" begins publishing (still active)
  • 1897-12-09 Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde in Paris.
  • 1900-02-16 1st Chinese daily newspaper in US publishes (Chung Sai Yat Po, San Francisco)
  • 1900-04-01 1st edition of Dutch newspaper "The People"
  • 1903-11-02 British newspaper "Daily Mirror" begins publishing
  • 1904-08-10 Dutch newspaper Volk fires gay journalist Jacob de Cock

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1905-05-02 French newspapers publish lists of Jules Verne's unpublished work

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • 1905-05-05 Robert S Abbott published 1st issue of newspaper "Chicago Defender"
  • 1907-03-24 The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published

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1908-10-03 Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky

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1908-10-28 The English Newspaper the Daily Telegraph prints an interview with Germany's Emperor Wilhelm II, who characterises himself as personally friendly to Britain but suggests the German people are hostile, causing uproar in both countries

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1912-05-05 Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing (4/22 OS)

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1913-01-12 After using other pseudonyms over the years, Josef Dzhugashvili signs himself as Stalin ("man of steel") in a letter to the newspaper Social Democrat

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1914-11-15 Italian socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il Populo d'Italia
  • 1915-06-26 Germany suppresses "Vorwarts" newspaper after it called for peace
  • 1917-03-12 In the wake of the February Revolution, Communist Party members Joseph Stalin, Lev Kamenev and Matvei Muranov arrive in Petrograd (St Petersburg) and seize control of the Pravda newspaper
  • 1918-02-08 "Stars & Stripes,", weekly US armed forces newspaper, 1st published

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1919-05-01 "L'Ordine Nuovo" Italian socialist weekly newspaper established in Turin by Antonio Gramsci, Angelo Tasca and Palmiro Togliatti

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci
Marxist Theorist and Politician
Antonio Gramsci
  • 1919-10-02 1st edition "Volkskrant" (People's newspaper) published in Neth
  • 1920-01-31 1st Ukrainian daily newspaper in US (NYC) begins publication
  • 1921-05-05 Miniature newspaper published (Brighton Gazette 10 x 13 cm)
  • 1923-02-08 German NSDAP Volkischer Beobachter newspaper becomes a daily
  • 1923-10-19 Beierse government refuses to prohibit NSDAP newspaper Völkischer Beobachter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1924-12-31 Italian Fascist Mussolini orders the suppression of opposition newspapers

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1929-01-07 "Buck Rogers" sci-fi comic strip's 1st appearance in a newspaper
  • 1932-07-01 NY newspaper Evening Standard goes bankrupt

Famous Birthdays

  • 1791-04-12 Francis Preston Blair, American journalist and newspaper editor (Washington Globe), born in Abingdon, Virginia (d. 1876)

Person of interestJames Gordon Bennett

1795-09-01 James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), born in Keith, Scotland (d. 1872)

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett
  • 1802-11-09 Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American newspaper publisher and abolitionist, born in Albion, Maine (d. 1837)
  • 1813-03-07 Judocus Smits, Dutch Catholic newspaper pioneer/founder (The Time)
  • 1813-05-23 Mason Brayman, American attorney, newspaperman and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1895)
  • 1814-01-26 Rufus King, American newspaper editor, politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1819-02-14 Christopher Latham Sholes, American newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter, born in Mooresburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1890)
  • 1820-07-02 George Law Curry, American newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1878)
  • 1823-04-06 Joseph Medill, St John NB Canada, newspaper editor (Chicago Tribune)

Person of interestMary Ann Shadd Cary

1823-10-09 Mary Ann Shadd Cary, American-Canadian publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher ('Provincial Freeman'), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1893)

Suffragist and Publisher Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Suffragist and Publisher
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
  • 1824-11-18 Franz Sigel, German teacher, newspaperman, politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Sinsheim, Baden, Germany (d. 1902)
  • 1828-02-22 Robert Alexander Cameron, American soldier and newspaper publisher (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1829-10-27 Christopher Columbus Andres, American diplomat, newspaperman, author, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire (d. 1922)
  • 1832-11-22 George Henry Chapman, American newspaper editor, lawyer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Holland, Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • 1838-08-17 Laura de Force Gordon, California lawyer, a prominent suffragette, and 1st woman to run a daily newspaper in the US (Stockton Daily Leader, 1874), born in North East, Pennsylvania (d. 1907)
  • 1843-08-23 William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1932)
  • 1846-05-14 Arnold Kerdijk, Dutch lib politician/founder (Social Weekly newspaper)
  • 1848-03-24 Honoré Beaugrand, Quebec journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie) (d. 1906)
  • 1848-08-22 Melville E. Stone, American newspaper publisher (Founder of Chicago Daily News), born in Hudson, Illinois (d. 1929)
  • 1850-08-03 Paulus Adrianus Daum, Dutch writer, founder and editor (Batavian Newspaper), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1898)
  • 1857-02-17 Samuel Sidney McClure, Irish-American newspaper editor/publisher

Person of interestWilliam Randolph Hearst

1863-04-29 William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1951)

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
  • 1866-02-24 Arthur Pearson, Wookey Somerset England, newspaper proprietor
  • 1868-04-26 Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere, English newspaper (Daily Mail and Daily Mirror), born in London, England (d. 1940)
  • 1872-04-07 William Monroe Trotter, Hyde Park, Massachusetts, newspaper editor and African-American rights activist
  • 1872-05-02 G. G. van der Hoeven, Dutch editor-in-chief (NRC newspaper), born in Brielle, Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • 1876-09-15 Frank Gannett, American newspaper publisher (Gannett), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1879-05-25 William Maxwell Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, Canadian English newspaper publisher (Daily Express), born in Maple, Ontario (d. 1964)

Person of interestH. L. Mencken

1880-09-12 Henry Louis Mencken, American newspaperman and critic (Prejudices), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1956)

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken
  • 1881-08-20 Edgar Albert Guest, English-American poet and newspaperman, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1959)
  • 1884-06-07 Julius P. Hoste, Belgium minister and daily newspaper publisher (Last News), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1954)
  • 1886-08-12 Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist and newspaper owner (d. 1952)
  • 1888-09-26 J. Frank Dobie, American folklorist and newspaper columnist, born in Live Oak County, Texas (d. 1964)
  • 1888-12-07 Matthew Heywood Campbell Broun, 1st President of American Newspaper Guild
  • 1891-05-25 Robert Willem Pieter Peereboom, Dutch editor in chief (Haarlem Newspaper), born in Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • 1893-07-14 Clarence J. Brown, Newspaper publisher and politician (d. 1965)
  • 1894-10-26 John S Knight, American journalist and publisher (Knight Newspapers), born in Bluefield, West Virginia (d. 1981)
  • 1898-09-21 Tushar Kanti Ghosh, Indian journalist and world's oldest and longest serving newspaper editor
  • 1899-11-24 Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (d. 1966)
  • 1901-02-20 Cecil H King, Irish/British daily newspaper publisher (Daily Mirror)
  • 1904-08-17 Mary Cain, American newspaper editor and politician (d. 1984)
  • 1905-01-19 Oveta Culp Hobby, government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)
  • 1908-01-27 William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (Hearst Newspapers) and 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner, (d. 1993)
  • 1910-04-26 Johan Hermanus Doorn, Dutch journalist and resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper), born in Amsterdam (d. 1944)
  • 1910-10-11 Joseph Alsop, American political newspaper columnist (Men Around the President), born in Avon, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 1911-01-09 Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, British newspaper editor, born in Barnstaple, Somerfield (d. 1995)
  • 1911-05-18 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1912-05-02 Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate (Bild Zeitung), born in Altona, Hamburg, German Empire (d. 1985)
  • 1912-07-20 Thijmen Kuijt, resistance fighter/co-found newspaper (The Typhoon)
  • 1914-09-07 Ian Ball, Indian newspaper photographer, born in Dhariwal, India (d. 1995)
  • 1915-12-02 Randolph Apperson Hearst, American newspaper publisher (Hearst Newspapers) (d. 2000)
  • 1917-06-16 Katharine Graham, American newspaper publisher (Washington Post), born in NYC, New York
  • 1918-06-02 Robert Manry, American copy editor of the Cleveland newspaper editor who sailed the Atlantic (Tinkerbelle), born in Landour, India (d. 1971)
  • 1920-11-01 James J. Kilpatrick, American newspaper journalist and columnist (60 Minutes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • 1922-05-02 A. M. Rosenthal, American journalist and newspaper editor (NY Times), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1922-11-28 Helen Copley, American newspaper publisher (The San Diego Union-Tribune), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • 1924-03-22 Al Neuharth, newspaper founder (USA Today)
  • 1925-01-26 Claude Ryan, Quebec newspaper editor (d. 2004)
  • 1925-07-28 Bruce Matthews, newspaper executive
  • 1925-08-11 Carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post)
  • 1926-11-05 Leo Derksen, Dutch journalist (Telegraph/Sunday Newspaper), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • 1927-05-27 Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)
  • 1928-12-17 Marilyn Beck, newspaper columnist
  • 1929-07-15 Larry Lamb, newspaper editor
  • 1934-01-26 Roger Landry, Quebec businessman and newspaper publisher
  • 1939-09-26 Judith Appelbaum, American magazine & newspaper editor and educator, born in New York (d. 2018)
  • 1942-08-24 Howard Jacobson, British novelist (The Finkler Question) and newspaper columnist, born in Manchester, England
  • 1942-10-18 Larry Pickering, Australian newspaper cartoonist
  • 1943-10-13 Mike Barnicle, American broadcast journalist and newspaper columnist, born in Worchester, Massachusetts
  • 1944-08-25 Conrad Black, Canadian-born British newspaper magnate, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1946-06-14 Ralph McAllister Ingersol II, American newspaper publisher (The New Haven Register), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-01-18 Bill Keller, American newspaper editor (The Marshall Project)
  • 1949-02-05 David Sullivan, Welsh businessman & pornographer (Sunday Sport), born in Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • 1949-05-21 Andrew Neil, Scottish newspaper editor, (Sunday Times), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • 1952-05-11 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist and newspaper columnist (New York Daily News, ESPN), born in Oneida, New York
  • 1954-09-15 Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor (d. 2007)
  • 1954-10-14 Carole Malone, English newspaper columnist
  • 1958-01-06 Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist, television presenter and newspaper editor
  • 1963-07-14 Phil Rosenthal, American newspaper columnist
  • 1969-12-31 Dominik Diamond, Scottish presenter & newspaper columnist, born in Arbroath, United Kingdom

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1903-04-28 Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst (40) weds Millicent Veronica Willson (21) in New York City

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst

Famous Deaths

  • 1652-10-13 Abraham Verhoeven, Flemish printer/newspaper publisher, dies
  • 1837-11-07 Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American newspaper publisher and abolitionist, murdered at 34
  • 1852-11-28 Ludger Duvernay, French printer and newspaper publisher (b. 1799)
  • 1869-11-12 Gheorghe Asachi, author/humanist (1st newspaper in Moldavia), dies

Person of interestJames Gordon Bennett

1872-06-01 James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), dies at 76

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett
  • 1872-08-02 Judocus Smits, Dutch RC newspaper publisher (De Tijd), dies at 59
  • 1876-10-18 Francis Preston Blair, American journalist and newspaper editor (Washington Globe), dies at 85
  • 1878-07-28 George Law Curry, American newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon, dies at 58
  • 1890-02-17 Christopher Latham Sholes, American newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter, dies at 71

Person of interestMary Ann Shadd Cary

1893-06-05 Mary Ann Shadd Cary, American-Canadian publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher, dies of stomach cancer at 69

Suffragist and Publisher Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Suffragist and Publisher
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
  • 1898-09-14 Paulus Adrianus Daum, Dutch writer, founder and editor (Batavian Newspaper), dies at 48
  • 1907-04-05 Laura de Force Gordon, California lawyer, a prominent suffragette, and 1st woman to run a daily newspaper in the US (Stockton Daily Leader, 1874), dies at 68
  • 1918-05-14 James Gordon Bennett, Jr., American newspaper publisher (b. 1841)
  • 1922-08-14 Alfred CW Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe/newspaper magnate, dies
  • 1932-02-27 William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher, dies at 88
  • 1935-12-09 Walter Liggett, American crusading newspaper editor and muckraker (b. 1886)
  • 1940-07-19 Samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai
  • 1940-11-26 Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere, English newspaper (Daily Mail and Daily Mirror), dies at 72
  • 1943-01-11 Carlo Tresca, NY's Italian newspaper editor/anti-fascist, murdered
  • 1944-11-17 Johan Hermanus Doorn, Dutch journalist and resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper), dies at 34

Person of interestWilliam Randolph Hearst

1951-08-14 William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), dies at 88

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
  • 1954-02-01 Julius P. Hoste, Belgium minister and daily newspaper publisher (Last News), dies at 69
  • 1955-01-04 G. G. van der Hoeven, Dutch editor-in-chief (NRC newspaper), dies at 82
  • 1956-05-14 Robert Willem Pieter Peereboom, Dutch editor in chief (Haarlem Newspaper), dies at 64
  • 1957-12-03 Frank Gannett, American newspaper publisher (Gannett), dies at 81
  • 1959-07-17 Eugene Meyer, American businessman and newspaper publisher (b. 1875)
  • 1959-08-05 Edgar Albert Guest, American poet and newspaperman, dies at 77
  • 1964-06-09 [William Maxwell] Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Canadian British newspaper owner (Leatherhead), dies at 85
  • 1964-09-18 J. Frank Dobie, American folklorist and newspaper columnist, dies at 75
  • 1965-11-08 Dorothy Kilgallen, American newspaper columnist (b. 1913)
  • 1966-12-08 Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (b. 1899)
  • 1968-01-26 Merrill C. Meigs, American newspaper publisher (b. 1883)
  • 1971-02-21 Robert Manry, American copy editor of the Cleveland newspaper editor who sailed the Atlantic (Tinkerbelle), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • 1981-06-16 John S Knight, American journalist and publisher (Knight Newspapers), dies at 86
  • 1984-05-06 Mary Cain, Mississippi newspaper editor and politician (b. 1904)
  • 1985-09-22 Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate (Bild Zeitung), dies at 73
  • 1987-04-17 Cecil Harmsworth King, owner of Mirror Group Newspapers (b. 1901)
  • 1987-12-27 Geoffrey D Lloyd, Chairman of the guild of British Newspaper editors (b. 1933)
  • 1988-08-15 Barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82
  • 1989-06-19 Hy Gardner, newspaper columnist, dies at 80
  • 1989-08-28 Joseph Alsop, American political newspaper columnist (Men Around the President), dies at 78
  • 1992-02-10 Mau Kopuit, Dutch editor-in-chief (New Israeli Weekly Newspaper), dies
  • 1992-08-15 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
  • 1992-09-05 Irving Allen Lee, actor (Newspaper Boys), dies of AIDS at 43
  • 1993-05-14 William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (Hearst Newspapers) and 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 85
  • 1994-08-29 Tushar Kanti Ghosh, Indian journalist and world's oldest and longest serving newspaper editor, dies at 93
  • 1995-01-14 Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, newspaper editor, dies at 84
  • 1995-02-19 Ian Ball, newspaper photographer, dies at 80
  • 1996-10-24 Bruce Matthews, newspaper executive, dies at 71
  • 2000-12-18 Randolph Apperson Hearst, American newspaper publisher (Hearst Newspapers), dies at 85
  • 2001-04-03 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist, dies at 89
  • 2004-02-09 Claude Ryan, Canadian newspaper director and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2005-01-01 Hugh Lawson, 6th Baron Burnham, British newspaperman, dies at 73
  • 2006-02-27 Otis Chandler, American newspaper publisher (b. 1927)
  • 2006-05-10 A. M. Rosenthal, American journalist and newspaper editor (NY Times), dies at 84
  • 2007-01-04 Gren, Welsh newspaper cartoonist (b. 1934)
  • 2007-01-19 Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor (b. 1954)
  • 2009-10-13 Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)
  • 2010-08-15 James J. Kilpatrick, American newspaper journalist and columnist (60 Minutes), dies at 89
  • 2011-03-04 Vivienne Harris, British businesswoman and newspaper publisher (b.c. 1921)

Person of interestBen Bradlee

2014-10-21 Ben Bradlee, American editor, journalist, newspaper executive (Washington Post), dies at 93

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee
  • 2018-07-25 Judith Appelbaum, American magazine & newspaper editor and educator, dies at 78