This Day in History for 1st May

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 322

305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor.
1006 - Supernova observed by Chinese & Egyptians in constellation Lupus
1048 - Bishop Bernold flees St Pieterskerk for Utrecht Neth
1328 - Wars of Scottish Independence end: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - the Kingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
1394 - Ekiho exorcised the Zen temple & its surroundings of an old badger
1523 - Danish king Christian III arrives in Veere
1544 - Turkish troops occupy Hungary
1551 - Council of Trente resumes
1598 - Jacob van Neck's merchant fleet departs for Java
1625 - Portuguese & Spanish expedition recaptures Salvador (Bahia)
1625 - Prince Frederik Henry appointed viceroy of Holland
Roman Emperor DiocletianRoman Emperor Diocletian 1682 - Louis XIV & his court inaugurate Paris Observatory
1703 - Battle at Rultusk: Swedish army beats Russians
1704 - Boston Newsletter publishes 1st newspaper advertisement
1707 - England, Wales & Scotland form United Kingdom of Great Britain
1711 - Archduke Karel of Austria/Hungarian rebellion sign Peace of Szatmar
1715 - Prussia declares war on Sweden
1725 - Spain & Austria sign trade treaty
1751 - 1st American cricket match is played
1753 - Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist Carolus LinnaeusTaxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist Carolus Linnaeus 1756 - France & Austria sign alliance
1757 - Austria & France divide Prussia
1759 - British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West Indies, capturing it from France
1776 - Adam Weishaupt founds secret society of Illuminati
1777 - RB Sheridan's "School for Scandal" premieres in London
1778 - American Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
1781 - Emperor Jozef II decrees protection of population
1785 - Kamehameha, the king of Hawaiʻi defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi
1786 - Mozart's opera "Marriage of Figaro" premieres in Wien (Vienna)
1822 - John Phillips becomes 1st mayor of Boston
1834 - Belgian parliament accepts railway laws
King of Hawaii Kamehameha IKing of Hawaii Kamehameha I 1840 - "Penny Blacks", first adhesive postage stamps issued, UK
1841 - 1st emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri, for California
1844 - Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate
1846 - Ida Pfeiffer (48) begins trip around world
1848 - The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
1850 - John Geary becomes 1st SF mayor
1851 - Great Exhibition opens in the Crystal Palace, London
1852 - The Philippine peso is introduced into circulation.
1853 - Argentina adopts its constitution
Legislator and Orator Henry ClayLegislator and Orator Henry Clay 1854 - Amsterdam begins transferring drinking water out of the dunes
1857 - William Walker, conqueror of Nicaragua, surrenders to US Navy
1861 - Lee orders Confederate troops under T J Jackson to Harper's Ferry
1862 - Major General Benjamin Butler's Union forces occupy New Orleans in US Civil War
1863 - Battle of Chancellorsville, VA (29,000 injured or died)
1863 - Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi
1863 - Confederate "National Flag" replaces "Stars & Bars"
1863 - Confederate congress passed resolution to kill black soldiers
1864 - -8] Battle at Alexandria, Louisiana (Red River Campaign)
1864 - Atlanta campaign, GA begins
1864 - Wilderness campaign
1866 - American Equal Rights Association forms
1867 - Howard University chartered
1867 - Reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration
1869 - Folies Bergère opens in Paris
1873 - 1st US postal card issued
1873 - Emperor Franz Jozef opens 5th World's Exposition in Vienna
1875 - 238 members of "Whiskey Ring" accused of anti-US activities
1875 - Alexandra Palace, London, reopens after being burnt down in 1873
1883 - "Buffalo Bill" Cody put on his 1st Wild West Show
1883 - Amsterdam World's Fair opens
1883 - Baseball returns to Phila, 1st NL game since 1876
1883 - NY Athletic Club hires Bob Rogers as 1st American pro sports trainer
1884 - Construction begins on Chicago 1st skyscraper (10 stories)
1884 - Moses Walker became 1st African American player in major league baseball in US
1884 - Proclamation of the demand for eight-hour workday in the United States.
1885 - Maria "Goeie Mie" Swanenburg sentence to life for killing 27 in Netherlands
1886 - US general strike for 8-hour working day begins
1889 - 2nd International Congress calls for 1st International Workers Day 1st May 1890 to mark protests in Chicago in 1886
1889 - Bayer introduces aspirin in powder form (Germany)
MLB Pitcher Cy YoungMLB Pitcher Cy Young 1891 - Cy Young pitches 1st game played in Cleveland's League Park Cleveland Spiders 12, Cincinnati Redlegs 3
1892 - US Quarantine Station opens on Angel Island, SF Bay
1893 - World Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago
1896 - Seven days after parliament was dissolved, Charles Tupper is sworn in as the 6th Prime Minister of Canada
1898 - George Dewey commands "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" as US route Spanish fleet at Manila
1900 - Premature blast collapses mine tunnel killing 200 at Scofield, Utah
1900 - Roermond soccer team forms in Netherlands
1901 - Detroit Tigers commit 12 errors against Chicago White Sox
6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper 1901 - Herb McFarland hit 1st grand slam in American League
1901 - Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo
1903 - King Edward VII of Great Britain visits Paris, where he is feted in a first step toward improving Anglo-French relations, culminating in the sighing of the Entente Cordiale on 8 April, 1904
1906 - Phillies' John Lush no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 6-0
1907 - Belgium government of De Trooz forms
1907 - Indian Mine Laws passes (concessions from Neth-Indies)
1908 - World's most intense shower (2.47" in 3 minutes) at Portobelo, Panama
1909 - Netherlands begins unity with Belgium
1912 - Amsterdam-North soccer team DWV forms
1912 - Beverly Hills Hotel opens
1913 - Longacre Theater opens at 220 W 48th St NYC
1914 - China's 1st president Yuan Shikai wins dictatorial qualification
1915 - British liner Lusitania leaves NY for Liverpool
1915 - German submarine sinks US ship Gulflight
1919 - Mount Kelud (Indonesia) erupts, boiling crater lake which broke through crater wall killing 5,000 people in 104 small villages
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1920 - Babe Ruth's 1st Yankee HR & 50th of career, out of Polo Grounds
1920 - Belgium-Luxembourg toll tunnel opens
1920 - Longest major league baseball game by inninngs - Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings
1921 - Drusian sultan Pasja al-Atrasj elected governor of Suwayda
1922 - Charlie Robertson of Chicago pitches a perfect no-hit, no-run game
1924 - Admiral Paul Koundouriotis becomes president of Greece
1925 - A's Jimmie Foxx, 17, 1st game; he pinch-hits a single

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 242

1218 - John I, Count of Hainaut (d. 1257)
1218 - Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291)
1238 - Magnus VI Lagabuter, King of Norway (1263-80)
1285 - Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1326)
1545 - Franciscus Junius, [Francois du Jon], French/Neth calvinist theologist
1567 - Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter
1577 - Francois van Kinschot, Dutch treasurer
1582 - Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer
1592 - Johann A Schall von Bell, German missionaries/astronomer
1594 - John Haynes, Massachusetts colonial magistrate
1672 - Joseph Addison, England, essayist (Spectator)
1692 - -31? James Stirling, Scottish mathematician (d. 1770) born during this month
1735 - John H van Kinsbergen, Dutch lt-admiral/founder of Dutch Marines Corp
King of Hawaii Kamehameha IKing of Hawaii Kamehameha I (1738) 1738 - Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii (1782-1819) (d. 1819)
1759 - Jacob Albright, [Albrecht], German/US predictor
1764 - Benjamin Henry Latrobe, engineer/architect (built Capitol)
1764 - Gottfried Rieger, composer
1769 - Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory) (1828-30)
1771 - George Guest, composer
1775 - Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar Martinn, composer
1800 - Ret Thomas Aloysius Dornin, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1874
1804 - Aleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (d. 1860)
1807 - John Bankhead "Prince John" Magruder, Major General (Confederate Army)
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley (1769) 1818 - Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet
1819 - William Steele, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
1825 - George Inness, US landscape painter (Delaware Water Gap)
1829 - Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice
1830 - Mother (Mary Harris) Jones, US reformer and labor organizer
1831 - Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and suffragist (d. 1903)
1835 - Alfred Napoleon Alexander "Natti" Duffie, Brig Gen (Union volunteers)
1839 - Chardonnet, inventor (rayon)
1850 - Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Governor General of Canada (d. 1942)
1851 - Laza Lazarević, Serbian writer and psychiatrist (d. 1891)
1852 - Calamity [Martha] Jane [Burke], frontier adventurer/indian fighter
1852 - Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1934)
Frontierswoman Calamity JaneFrontierswoman Calamity Jane (1852) 1852 - Calamity Jane, Princeton Missouri, American frontierswoman (Wild Bill Hickok)
1855 - Cecilia Beaux, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American portrait painter
1858 - Anthony Johnson Showalter, composer
1859 - Bohuslav Jeremias, composer
1859 - Willem J Leyds, Dutch/South Africa lawyer/politician/diplomat
1872 - Sidónio Pais, Portuguese military and politician (d. 1918)
1874 - Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), Rome Italy, American painter
1880 - Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo)
1881 - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, France, philosopher/paleontologist
1884 - Felipe Boero, composer
1884 - Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (d. 1964)
1887 - Alan Gordon Cunningham, Irish/Brit gen/director of Palestine (1945-48)
1892 - Howard Barlow, Plain City Ohio, conductor (Voice of Firestone)
1895 - Leo Sowerby, Grand Rapids Michigan, composer (Pulitzer 1946)
1896 - Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (d. 1947)
1896 - Mark Wayne Clark, American general (d. 1984)
1896 - J. Lawton Collins, American general (d. 1987)
1898 - Eugene R Black, US, Pres of World Bank (1953-62)
1900 - Ignazio Silone, Italy, novelist/politician (Bread & Wine)
1901 - Heinz Eric Roemheld, American film composer (d. 1985)
1901 - Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian (d. 1945)
1905 - Leila Hyams, NYC, actress (Big House, Ruggles of Red Gap)
1905 - Nikolai Tikhonov, Soviet PM (1980-85)
1905 - Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (d. 1982)
1906 - Horst Schumann, Nazi physician (d. 1983)
1907 - Jan Pauw, CEO (Aruban Theater Group)
1907 - Oliver Hill, civil rights attorney (d. 2007)
1907 - Kate Smith, American singer (d. 1986)
1908 - Giovanni Guareschi, Italian writer (Don Camillo, Peppone)
1909 - Ethel Jane Cain, original UK Speaking Clock voice
1909 - George Melachrino, composer
1909 - Janis Ritsos, writer
1909 - Yannis Ritsos, Greek poet
1910 - Cliff Battles, Akron Oh, NFL hall of famer (Braves, Redskins)
1912 - Anna Pollak, mezzo-soprano
1912 - Felipe Padilla de Leon, composer
1912 - Otto Kretschmer, German U-Boat commander (d. 1998)
1913 - Walter Susskind, Praha (Prague) Czechoslovakia, conductor
1913 - Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (d. 2005)
1915 - Archie Williams, American athlete (d. 1993)
1916 - Glenn Ford, Quebec Canada, actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway)
1916 - Jane Jacobs, Scranton, Pa, urbanologist
1917 - Danielle Darrieux, France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling)
1917 - John Beradino, Los Angeles California, actor (Steve Hardy-General Hospital)
1917 - Louis G "Lo" van Hensbergen, actor/author (Amsterdam Affair)
1917 - Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi
1918 - Jack Paar, Canton Ohio, American television host of the Jack Paar Show (d. 2004)
1918 - Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)
1919 - Alwyn Farquharson, Scottish clan-captain/large landowner
1919 - Dan O'Herlihy, Ireland, actor (Fail Safe, Last Starfighter, Robocop)
1921 - 12th Lord Middleton, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1921 - Paul Daels, president (Flemish Iron Pilgrimage committee)
1923 - Joseph Heller, Brooklyn New York, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award)
1924 - Earl George, composer
1924 - Enrico Josif, composer
1924 - Patricia Roberts Harris, 1st US black woman cabinet member
1924 - Terry Southern, writer
1925 - Chuck Bednarik, Penn, NFL hall of fame center/linebacker (Phila)
1925 - Malcolm Scott Carpenter, Boulder Colo, astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7)
1925 - Scott Carpenter, Boulder, CO, pilot and astronaut (d. 2013)
1926 - Peter Lax, Hungarian Mathematician
1927 - Greta Andersen, Denmark, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
1927 - Israr Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in 4 Tests 1952-59)
1927 - Lord Bathurst, English earl/large landowner/multi-millionaire
1927 - Roland Verhavert, Flemish screen writer (Sea Gulls Die in the Harbor)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 19 of 19

1576 - Stefan Batory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become the co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady StantonWomen's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1840) 1840 - Women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (24) weds fellow abolitionist Henry Brewster Stanton (34)
1850 - Soldier William Tecumseh Sherman (30) weds Eleanor Boyle Ewing in Washington, D.C.
1881 - Physiologist Ivan Pavlov (32) weds Seraphima Karchevskaya
1884 - "Poems of Passion" author Ella Wheeler Wilcox (33) weds Robert M. Wilcox in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1917 - Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (19) weds Stella Kelley
1929 - American poet e.e (Edward Estlin) Cummings marries 2nd wife Anne Minnerly Barton
1954 - Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos (36) weds Imelda Romualdez (24) in a Catholic church
1967 - King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley (32) weds actress Priscilla Beaulieu (21) at Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
President of Zaire Mobutu Sese SekoPresident of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko (1980) 1980 - Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko (49) weds Bobi Ladawa
1982 - Actress Kate Jackson (33) weds business executive David Greenwald in Beverly Hills, California
1991 - Actor Robert Duvall weds Sharon Brophy
1996 - Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa (26) weds film actor Mark Consuelos (25) in Las Vegas
1998 - "Reality Bites" actor Ethan Hawke (27) weds "Pulp Fiction" actress Uma Thurman (28)
1998 - Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)
1999 - "Dixie Chicks" singer Emily Erwin (26) weds singer-songwriter Charlie Robison (34) at Lone Star State in Texas
1999 - "As Good As It Gets" actor Greg Kinnear (35) weds British model Helen Labdon (29)
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance ArmstrongProfessional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong (1998) 2009 - Olympic swimmer gold medalist Amanda Beard (27) weds photographer Sacha Brown (34) in Wakatobia, Indonesia
2010 - Actor-producer Seth Green (36) weds actress Clare Grant (30) at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in Nacasio, California

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

1978 - Actress and model Bianca Jagger files for divorce from Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger after 7 years of marriage on the grounds of his adultery with model Jerry Hall

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 109

408 - Arcadius, Eastern Roman emperor (b. 337/338)
1118 - Edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I of England (b. c. 1080)
1171 - Dermot MacMurrough, last Irish King of Leinster, dies
1240 - Jacques de Vitry, Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati and dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals
1277 - Stefanus IV Uros I de Great, King of Serbia (1243-76), dies
1308 - Albrecht I van Habsburg, German King (1298-1308), murdered
1447 - Louis VII, Duke of Baveria (1413-43), dies
1456 - Hugues de Lannoy, Flemish viceroy of Holland/Zealand, dies
1471 - Thomas a Kempis, spiritual writer (Navolging of Christ), dies at 91
1539 - Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (b. 1503)
1555 - Marcellus II, [Marcello Cervini], Italian Pope (1555), dies at 53
1572 - Pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri], great-inquisiteur/Pope (1566-72), dies
1679 - Esaias Reusner, composer, dies at 43
1700 - John Dryden, English poet/playwright (Rival Ladies), dies
1703 - Kiva Yoshinaka, Japanese monarch, murdered
1731 - Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (b. 1677)
1738 - Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, English statesman (b. c. 1669)
1772 - Gottfried Achenwall, German lawyer/statistics/economist, dies at 52
1813 - Jean-Baptiste Bessières, French marshal (killed in combat) (b. 1768)
1831 - Antonius van Alphen, apostle vicar of De Bosch, dies at 82
1863 - Edward Dorr Tracy, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 29
1870 - Francisco Solano Lopez, fieldmarshal/president of Paraguay
1872 - Amalia, princess of Weimar/wife of prince Hendrik the Navigator, dies
Physician and Explorer David LivingstonePhysician and Explorer David Livingstone (1873) 1873 - David Livingstone, British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60
1874 - Vilem Blodek, composer, dies at 39
1886 - Conrad Busken Huet, writer (Country of Rubens)
1886 - Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer, dies at 56
1892 - Willem A Scholten, manufacturer (potatoes), dies at 89
1896 - Nasr-ed-Din, shah of Persia (184.-96), murdered at 65
1898 - Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian, dies at 81
1899 - Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (b. 1824)
1902 - John Glover, English chemist (production sulfuric acid), dies at 85
1903 - Arthur Haygarth, cricketer (compiler of "Scores & Biographies"), dies
1903 - Luigi Arditi, violist/composer, dies at 80
1904 - AntonínDvorak, Czech composer (Slavic Dancing), dies at 62
1904 - Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer (b. 1841)
1913 - John Barclay Armstrong, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshal (b. 1850)
1917 - Jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies
1921 - Louis Campbell-Tipton, composer, dies at 43
1924 - August Cuppens, Flemish author (Limburgs Driemanschap), dies at 62
1926 - Nicolaus Adriani, translator (Middle-Celebes Language), dies at 60
1932 - Paul Doumer, Pres France (1931-32), assassin by Russia's Paul Gargalov
1934 - Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko, composer, dies at 35
1935 - Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (b. 1889)
1937 - Snitz Edwards, actor (Phantom of the Opera, College), dies at 75
1941 - John R Locksmith de Brown, vicar/CHU-politician, dies at 71
1943 - Johan Oscar Smith, Norweigian Christian leader and founder of Smith's Friends (b.1871)
1945 - Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist/composer, dies at 59
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph GoebbelsNazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels (1945) 1945 - Paul Joseph Goebbels, German Nazi Minister of Propoganda, commits suicide aged 47 with his wife and arranges the death of his 6 children aged
1946 - Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer, dies at 71
1946 - Percy William Whitlock, composer, dies at 42
1947 - Sanner, leader of Norger blood bath, executed
1948 - Christos Ladas, Greek minister of Justice, murdered
1952 - William Fox, [Fried], US film pioneer (Nickelodeon), dies at 73
1954 - Tom Tyler, actor (Lost Ranch, Coyote Trails), dies at 50
1957 - Grant Mitchell, actor (Great Lie, Laura, Cairo, Conflict), dies at 82
1959 - Oscar Torp, Norwegian premier, dies
1963 - Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (b. 1879)
1965 - Leo Spies, composer, dies at 65
1965 - Spike Jones, composer (Spike Jones Show), dies at 53
1968 - Harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71
1968 - Jack Adams, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (b.1895)
1969 - Ella Logan, actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man), dies at 56
1969 - George Parker, cricketer (2 Tests for S Afr 1924), dies
1970 - Crown Prince Euimin, Crown Prince Korea (b. 1897)
1971 - Edith Day, actress (Romance of Air), dies at 75
1971 - Glenda Farrell, actress (Grand Slam, Exposed), dies at 66
1972 - Fernand Ansseau, Belgian operator (Orfeo), dies at 82
1976 - Rex O'Malley, actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight, Thief), dies at 75
1976 - Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (b. 1939)
1976 - T.R.M. Howard, civil rights leader, entrepreneur, surgeon (b. 1908)
1978 - Aram Katchaturian, Russian composer (The Earth), dies at 74
1979 - Berkeley Bertram McGarrell Gaskin, cricketer (2 Tests for WI), dies
1981 - Clarence A Bacote, historian/political scientist, dies at 75
1982 - Gene Sheldon, actor (Bernardo-Zorro), dies at 72
1982 - William Primrose, Scottish violist (b. 1903)
1983 - V N Swamy, Indian cricket pace bowler (without distinction), dies
1984 - Gordon Jenkins, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 73
1985 - George Pravda, Czechoslovakian actor, dies at 68
1986 - Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (b. 1905)
1986 - Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1916)
1988 - Carroll Righter, astrologer, dies at 88 of postrate cancer
1988 - Paolo Stoppa, actor (Garibaldi, Visit, Freedom Fighters), dies
1989 - David Webster, South African white anti-apartheids activist, murdered
1989 - Douglass Watson, actor (Mac Cory-Another World), dies at 68
1989 - Marion Mack, actress (General), dies
1989 - Sally Kirkland, fashion editor at LIFE (b. 1912)
1990 - Sunset Carson, cowboy actor (El Paso Kid, Oregon Trail), dies at 62
1991 - Richard Thorpe, director (Jailhouse Rock, Night Must Fall), dies
1992 - Sharon Redd, American house music and urban contemporary singer (b. 1945)
1993 - Hans [Henri EA] Tuynman, provo (Full-time Provo), dies at 50
1993 - Ranasinghe Premadasa, pres (Sri Lanka, 1989-93), assassinated at 68
1994 - Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Grand prix driver, dies in crash at 34
1996 - Asher Wallfish, journalist, dies at 67
1996 - Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, film scholar/exhibitor, dies at 74
1996 - William Mitchell Byers, musician, dies on 79th birthday
1997 - Bebe, AKA Flipper, dolphin, dies at 40
1998 - Eldridge Cleaver, American activist (b. 1935)
2000 - Steve Reeves, American actor (b. 1926)
2003 - Miss Elizabeth, American wrestler (b. 1960)

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