This Day in History for 10th December

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 191

741 - Zacharias becomes Pope
1041 - Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, Byzantium Emperor dies of results of dropsy. His wife Empress Zoe elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.
1294 - Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th)
1508 - League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)
1520 - Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant
1582 - France begins use of Gregorian calendar
1652 - Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet
1672 - NY Gov Lovelace announces monthly mail service between NY & Boston
1684 - Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley.
1688 - King James II flees London
Physicist & Mathematician Isaac NewtonPhysicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton 1690 - Massachussetts Bay becomes first American colonial goverment to borrow money
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlie's army reaches Manchester
1799 - Metric system adopted in France, first country to do so
1810 - Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)
1816 - Dutch regain Sumatra
1817 - Mississippi admitted as 20th state of the Union
1831 - "Spirit of the Times" begins publishing (weekly horse racing sheet)
1836 - Emory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia.
1864 - General Sherman's armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 1868 - The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.
1869 - Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (US 1st)
1869 - The first American chapter of Kappa Sigma is founded at the University of Virginia.
1882 - John Brahms' "Gesang der Parzen" (Song of the Fates) premieres
1887 - Austria-Hungary, Italy and Great Britain sign Balkan military treaty
1896 - 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Wesleyan beats Yale 4-3)
1896 - Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi" premieres in Paris
1898 - Spanish-American War formally ended by the Treaty of Paris; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam
1898 - The first western pilgrims were welcomed at The House of `Abdu'lláh Páshá
1899 - -15] British "Black Week" due to defeats in South Africa
1899 - Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army
1899 - Frank Wedekind's "Der Kammersang" premieres in Berlin
1899 - The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.
1901 - First Nobel Peace Prizes awarded (to Jean Henri Dunant, Frederic Passy)
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm RöntgenPhysicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen 1901 - First Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Wilhelm Röntgen for his discovery of X-rays
1902 - Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania.
1903 - Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre and Marie Curie
1904 - King Peter I of Serbia named nationalist regime
1904 - Founding of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.
1906 - Pres Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1907 - Ruyard kipling receives Nobel prize for literature
1907 - The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected.
1910 - Johannes van der Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics
1911 - Calbraith Rogers completes 1st crossing of US by airplane (84 days)
Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der WaalsPhysicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals 1911 - Tobias Asser given Nobel prize for peace
1913 - Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics
1914 - French government returns to Paris
1918 - John A Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
1919 - NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers
1919 - NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties
1919 - Nobel peace prize awarded to US president Wilson
1920 - August Krogh is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the regulation mechanisms of capillaries in skeletal muscle
1922 - Nobel prizes awarded to Fridtjof Nansen, Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist Albert EinsteinTheoretical Physicist Albert Einstein 1922 - Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards
1923 - Polish government of Grabski forms
1924 - Agreement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years
1924 - Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel for medicine
1925 - George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize
1926 - 1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS)
1926 - 2nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published
1927 - Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN
1929 - Bradman scores 225 in 2nd inn of Test Cricket trial after 124 in 1st
Social Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane AddamsSocial Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane Addams 1931 - Jane Addams (1st US woman) named co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize
1931 - Manuel Azaña becomes premier/Niceto Zamora president of Spain
1932 - King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution
1934 - Fascist dictator of Latvia Ulmanis begins building concentration camp
1934 - NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of season
1934 - Saint-Adelbert cooperation formed by Catholic elite
1935 - As sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
1935 - White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000
1936 - Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry
King of Great Britain Edward VIIIKing of Great Britain Edward VIII 1936 - Britain replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI
1936 - Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up British throne to marry Wallis Simpson
1938 - 26th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7
1938 - Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Zen teacher, Rinzai line, enters Zen priesthood
1939 - Green Bay Packers win NFL championship, beat NY Giants 27-0
1939 - KNVB celebrates 50th anniversary
1940 - British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)
1941 - British battleship Prince of Wales and battlecruiser Repulse (Force Z ) sunk following Japanese aerial attacks off Malaya. 840 men die
Duchess of Windsor Wallis SimpsonDuchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson 1941 - Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines
1941 - Japanese troops overrun Guam
1942 - Hitler names Anton Mussert "leader of the Dutch people"
1942 - North Africa: 5th German panzer army forms under col-gen von Arnim
1943 - British 8th Army (1st Canadian Infantry Division) occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy
1944 - 9 Dutch citizens hanged by nazis
1944 - German counter attack at Dillingen bridgehead on the Saar
1945 - Aust Services lose 3rd Victory Test Cricket to India by 6 wkts
1945 - Preston Tucker reveals plan to produce the Torpedo, a new 150 MPH car
Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann HesseNobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse 1946 - German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"
1947 - USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement
1948 - UN General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1950 - Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
1952 - Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
1952 - WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 perfs
1953 - KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 - WSTV (now WTOV) TV channel 9 in Steubenville-Wheeling, OH (CBS) begins
Chemist & Peace Activist Linus PaulingChemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling 1954 - Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1954 - Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize
1954 - Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
1956 - Establishment of MPLA in Angola

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 207

1394 - King James I of Scotland, Dunfermline Palace, Fife, (1406-1437), (d. 1437)
1452 - Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)
1538 - Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd)
1588 - Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637)
1679 - Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders
1691 - Cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter/cartoonist
King of Scotland James IKing of Scotland James I (1394) 1741 - Agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children)
1750 - Tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1799)
1751 - George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist (d. 1813)
1764 - Louis-Sebastien Lebrun, composer
1765 - [Izaak J] Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance/patriot
1787 - Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Phila, pioneer of educating the deaf
1794 - James Wolfe Ripley, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1870
1804 - Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (d. 1851)
1805 - John E Feisser, theologist/founder 1st Dutch baptist church
Abolitionist William Lloyd GarrisonAbolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (1805) 1805 - William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist publisher (The Liberator)
1805 - Josef Skoda, Bohemian physician (d. 1881)
1813 - Errico Petrella, composer
1813 - Zachariah Chandler, US, merchant/politician (found Republican Party)
1815 - Ada Lovelace, London, English mathematician (d. 1852)
1820 - David Allen Russell, Army Bvt Major General (Union), died in 1864
1820 - Princess Elizabeth of Clarence (d. 1821)
1821 - Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and publisher (Russkije Zjenjshiny)
1822 - Thomas Casimer Devin, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1878
Mathematician, Computer Programmer Ada LovelaceMathematician, Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace (1815) 1822 - César Franck, Belgian composer and organist (d. 1890)
1823 - Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, Neukirchen, German composer
1823 - Wilhelm Kuhe, composer
1824 - George MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)
1827 - Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and brewer (d. 1913)
1830 - Emily Dickinson, Amherst Mass, poet (Collected Poems), (d. 1886)
1831 - Alexander Conze, German archaeologist
1851 - Melvil[le Louis K] Dewey, created Dewey Decimal System for libraries
1855 - Marios Varvoglis, Greek Composer (d. 1967)
Poet Emily DickinsonPoet Emily Dickinson (1830) 1855 - Henry Nicholas Ridley, West Harling Hall, Norfolk, U.K., Botanist (Malay Peninsula rubber industry)
1868 - Louis Victor Saar, composer
1870 - Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses)
1870 - Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)
1870 - Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Der de Wier Us)
1870 - T R McKibbin, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spinner late 19th century)
1870 - Mary Bonaparte, pretender to the French imperial throne (d. 1947)
1872 - Johann Babtist Thaller, composer
1872 - Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (study of graves)
1878 - Rajaji, India's freedom fighter and the first Governor General of independent India (d.1972)
1880 - Fred Immler, German actor (d. 1965)
1882 - Otto Neurath, Aust/Brit philosopher (Foundation of Social Sciences)
1883 - Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian lawyer/foreign min/UN-ambassador
1884 - Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian-born painter (d. 1967)
1885 - Janos Hammerschlag, composer
1885 - Mario Varvoglis, composer
1886 - Victor McLaglen, Tunbridge Wells, England, actor (Informer - Academy Award 1935)
1886 - William Booth, cricketer (Yorks all-rounder, England before WW I)
1889 - Ray Collins, Sacramento CA, actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie)
1890 - George Merritt, London England, actor (I Monster, Q Planes)
Poet Nelly SachsPoet Nelly Sachs (1891) 1891 - leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (O the Chimneys-Nobel 1966), (d. 1970)
1893 - Walter Rein, composer
1894 - Earnest Haenchen, German new testament expert
1894 - Gertrud Kolmar, writer
1894 - Paul Dessau, composer
1897 - Karl H Waggerl, Austria writer (Power of Love)
1898 - Anton Mauve, Dutch painter
1898 - Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [NS]
1901 - F Fischer, German war criminal (Breda 4)
1903 - George J Lewis, Guadalajara Mexico, sacotr (Don-Zorro)
1903 - Una Merkel, Covington Ky, actress (42nd Street, Abraham Lincoln)
1903 - William Plomer, Transvaal, author (Paper Houses, I Speak of Africa)
1906 - Walter Zinn, Kitchener Ontario, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor)
1907 - Amedeo Nazzari, Cagliari Sardinia Italy, actor (Lure of Sila)
1907 - Michael Blankfort, US, writer/producer/director
1907 - Rumer Godden, England, author (Thursday's Children)
1907 - Lucien Laurent, French footballer (d. 2005)
1908 - Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist
1908 - Olivier Messiaen, Avignon France, composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon)
1910 - Dennis Morgan, Prentice Wisc, actor (Dennis-21 Beacon Street)
1910 - Jill Summers, actress (Agatha Coronation Street)
1911 - Chet Huntley, Cardwell Mont, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report)
1912 - Rien van Nunen, Dutch actor (Spuit Elf)
1912 - Philip A. Hart, U.S. Senator (d. 1976)
1913 - Morton Gould, Richmond Hill NY, prolific composer (Verdun)
1913 - Harry Locke, English actor (d. 1987)
1914 - Dorothy Lamour, [Mary Kaumeyer], New Orleans, actress and singer (Road to Bali)
1917 - Sultan Yahya Petra, King of Malaysia (d. 1979)
1918 - Anne Gwynne, Waco TX, actress (Ride 'em Cowboy, House of Frankenstein)
1918 - Anatoli Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (d. 1995)
1919 - Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson, composer
1919 - Alexander Courage, American composer (d. 2008)
1920 - Ragnhild Hveger, Denmark, 200m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936)
1920 - Clarice Lispector, Ukrainian-Brazilian writer (d. 1977)
1922 - Allen Dwight Sapp, composer
1923 - Abelardo Quinteros, composer
1923 - Harold Gould, Schenectady NY, actor (He & She, Martin-Rhoda, Big Bus)
1923 - Jorge Semprun, French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z)
1925 - Carolyn Ashley Kizer, US writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985)
1925 - Jean Byron, American actress (d. 2006)
1926 - Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, composer
1926 - Eddie Jones, "Guitar Slim" rocker
1926 - Harry Fowler, Lambeth, London, actor (Great: Isambard Kingdom Brunel), (d. 2012)
1928 - John Colicos, Toronto, actor (Battlestar Galactica)
1928 - Dan Blocker, De Kalb Texas, American actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza)
1930 - Clayton K Yeutter, Nebraska, US trade rep/Republican Natl chairman
1932 - Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Calcutta, India, Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 12 of 12

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker EddyChristian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy (1843) 1843 - Author and religious leader Mary Baker Eddy (22) weds building contractor George Washington Glover (32) in Tilton, New Hampshire
1915 - 28th US President Woodrow Wilson marries 2nd wife Edith Galt, a descendant of native American Pocahontas
1947 - Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (30) weds bass player Ray Brown (21)
1961 - Dr Ruth marries Fred Westheimer
1994 - Former Senate Majority Leader Mitchell (61) weds sports marketing executive Heather MacLachlan (35) at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in New York City
2005 - "Audioslave" drummer Brad Wilk (37) weds "Seven Year Bitch" former lead vocalist Selene Vigil near the frozen waters of Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe
Jazz Musician Ella FitzgeraldJazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald (1947) 2005 - Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated model Isabeli Fontana (22) weds actor-model Henri Castelli (27) at Fort Are Joao in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
2005 - Rugby Star Clyde Rathbone (24) weds Carrie-Ann Leeson in South Africa
2005 - Gustavo Rojo's daughter and actress Ana Patricia Rojo (31) weds Andres Puentes Jr at the San Jose del Calvario church in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
2005 - Country music artist Garth Brooks (43) weds singer Trisha Yearwood (41) in Claremore, Oklahoma
2005 - Actress Jane Danson (27) weds "Brookside" actor Robert Beck (35) at Gibbon Bridge Hotel in Lancashire, England
2010 - Tennis player Martina Hingis (30) weds equestrian show jumper Thibault Hutin at a private civil ceremony in Paris, France

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel KnievelMotorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel (1997) 1997 - Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (59) divorces Linda Joan Bork after 38 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 124

949 - Herman I, Duke of Swabia
969 - Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine co-Emperor (963-69), murdered
1198 - Averroes, Arab physician and philosopher (b. 1126)
1490 - Antoine Haneron, Bourgundy diplomat, dies at about 90
1508 - René II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1451)
1524 - Henry van Zutphen, Dutch Augustine/Luthern minister, burned to death
1572 - Cornelis Musius, Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72
1595 - Reynier Cant, mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 59
1603 - William Gilbert, Queen Elizabeth's physician, dies at 59
1616 - Diogo do Couto, Portuguese historian/archivist of Goa, dies at 74
1618 - Giulio Caccini, Italian composer
1626 - Edmund Gunter, English mathematician (b. 1581)
1638 - Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatian writer (Osman), dies at 49
1665 - Tarquinio Mercula, composer, dies
1736 - António Manoel de Vilhena, Portuguese ruler of Malta (b. 1663)
1749 - Gabrielle Chôtelet, [La belle Emilie], writer (Voltaire), dies at 42
1770 - Theophil "Gottlieb" Muffat, German court organist/composer, dies at 80
1805 - Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer, dies at 43
1826 - Benedikt Emanuel Schack, composer, dies at 68
1831 - Thomas Seebeck, Baltic German physicist (b. 1770)
1833 - Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain, composer, dies at 79
1850 - François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist (b. 1787)
1865 - King Léopold I of Belgium (b. 1790)
1875 - Otogaki Rengetsu, zen nun/benefactress of Tessai, dies at about 84
1877 - Federico Ricci, composer, dies at 68
1877 - Jared Kirtland, US physician/naturalist, dies
1888 - Mariano Obiols, composer, dies at 79
1889 - Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian playwright, dies at 50
1890 - Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, gov-gen (Net India 1861-66), dies at 84
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred NobelChemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel (1896) 1896 - Alfred Nobel, Swedish Nobel Prize ceremony on this date, dies at 63
1904 - James Cranston, cricketer (scored 16 & 15 in Test for England), dies
1909 - Red Cloud, Sioux indian chief, dies
1910 - Pablo Hernandez Salces, composer, dies at 76
1911 - Joseph D Hooker, British botanist, dies at 94
1917 - Sir Mackenzie Bowell, fifth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of pneumonia at 93
1920 - Horace Elgin Dodge, American automobile manufacturing pioneer (b. 1868)
1921 - Viktor Jacobi, composer, dies at 38
1926 - Nikola Pašić, Kingdom of Serbia and Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes prime minister (b. 1845)
5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell (1917) 1928 - Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator (b. 1868)
1931 - Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Six Chansons), dies at 69
1935 - John H Aberson, 1st rector of Landbouw high school, dies at 78
1936 - Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Enrico IV, Nobel 1934), dies at 69
1936 - Robert Abel, cricketer (744 runs in 13 Tests for Eng 1888-1902), dies
1938 - Mario Pilati, composer, dies at 35
1939 - Wilhelm Grosz, composer, dies at 45
1941 - Colin Kelly, American pilot (b. 1915)
1945 - Theodor Dannecker, SS officer (b. 1913)
Journalist and Author Damon RunyonJournalist and Author Damon Runyon (1946) 1946 - Damon Runyon, US journalist/writer, dies at 66
1946 - Walter Johnson, great pitcher (Washington Senators), dies of a brain tumour at 59
1951 - Algernon Blackwood, English writer (b. 1869)
1953 - Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born scholar and translator (b. 1872)
1958 - Juliane Gabriels, Flemish physician, dies at 72
1958 - Adolfo Camarillo, American horse breeder (b.1864)
1959 - Charles Jones, cricket batsman (WI in 4 Tests 1930-35, 63 runs), dies
1959 - Henri Vidal, French actor (Fabiola), dies of a heart attack at 40
1965 - Henry (Dixon) Cowell, US pianist/composer (Aeolian Harp), dies at 68
MLB Pitcher Walter JohnsonMLB Pitcher Walter Johnson (1946) 1966 - Boris Koutzen, composer, dies at 65
1967 - Brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere, composer, dies at 71
1967 - Carl Cunningham, rocker (Bar-kays), killed in a plane crash
1967 - Jimmy King, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
1967 - Otis Redding, singer (Dock of Bay), dies in plane crash at 26
1967 - Phalin Jones, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in plane crash
1967 - Ron Caldwell, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
1968 - Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82
1968 - Patsy Moran, actress (Children of the Wild), dies at 65
1968 - Thomas Merton, French/US priest/writer (7 Story Mountain), dies at 53
1968 - George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (b. 1921)
1969 - Franco Capuana, composer, dies at 75
1969 - Leigh Harline, composer, dies at 62
1971 - Jozef MLT Cals, Dutch min of Education/premier (1965-66), dies at 57
1972 - Mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78
1973 - Earle Foxe, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies at 81
1974 - Paul Richards, actor (Dr Thompson-Breaking Point), dies at 50
1977 - Adolph Rupp, American basketball coach (b. 1901)
1978 - Edward D Wood Jr, director (Plan 9), dies of heart failure at 54
1978 - Miura Isshu, Zen teacher, Hakuin Rinzai line, dies at 75
1979 - Ann Dvorak, actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67
1979 - Fulton J Sheen, bishop (Life is Worth Living), dies at 84
1981 - John Kieran, TV host (Information Please), dies at 89
1982 - Freeman "Amos" Gosden, US radio actor (Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 83
1982 - Roy Webb, composer, dies at 94
1983 - Dorothy Cummings, actress (Dancing Mothers), dies at 84
1983 - Patrick O'Moore, actor (Jungle Gents), dies at 74
1986 - Kate Wolf, folksinger (Back Roads), dies of leukemia at 44
1986 - Susan Cabot-Roman, actress (Sorority Girl, Carnival Rock), dies
1987 - Jascha Heifetz, Russia, violinist, dies at 86
1988 - Dick Clair, comedian (Clair & McMahon, Facts of Life), dies of AIDS
1988 - Richard Castellano, aqctor (Honor thy Father), dies at 55
1990 - Armand Hammer, CEO (Occidental Petroleum), dies at 92
1991 - Berenice Abbott, US photographer, dies at 93
1991 - Greta Kempton, American artist (b. 1901)
1992 - Carlomagno Andrade, Equadorian general, dies
1992 - Dan Maskell, English tennis commentator (b. 1908)
1993 - Maroun Bagdadi, director/writer (Little Wars, Veiled Man), dies at 42
1994 - Garnett Silk, vocalist, dies at 28
1994 - George G F van Renesse, concert pianist/music director, dies at 85
1994 - Keith Joseph, British MP (C), dies
1994 - Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor, dies at 92
1994 - Alexander Wilson, Canadian athlete (b. 1905)
1995 - Darren Robinson, singer, dies at 28

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