This Day in History for 25th November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 183

1034 - Malcolm II, King of Scots (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda) (b. 980) dies; Donnchad, the son of his second daughter Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherits the throne.
1165 - Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I (Barbarossa) visits Utrecht
1177 - Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.
1185 - Pope Lucius III (Ubaldo Allucingoli) reigned 1181-85, dies and is replaced by Umberto Crivelli (Pope Urban III)
1277 - Giovanni Gaetano Orsini elected as Pope Nicolas III
1357 - Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace
1491 - The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.
1500 - Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus
1598 - Jacob Cornelius van Neck's merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java on second Dutch expedition to Indonesia
Explorer of the New World Christopher ColumbusExplorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 1659 - Michiel de Ruyter conquerors Danish city Nyborg
1667 - A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.
1715 - First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
1744 - Austrian forces pillage & kill Jews of Prague
1755 - King Ferdinand IV of Spain granted the Beaterio dela Compania de Jesus or now known as the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary(RVM) a royal protection.
1758 - Britain captures Fort Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French
1766 - Pope Clement XIII warns On dangers of anti-Christian writings
1783 - Britain evacuates New York city, its last military position in United States
1792 - Farmer's Almanac first published
1805 - Opera "Thaïs" first American performance
1817 - First sword swallower in US performs (NYC)
1826 - The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy.
1834 - Delmonico's, one of NY's finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents
1839 - A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster.
1841 - 35 survivors of the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad return to Africa
1847 - Opera "Marta" is produced (Vienna)
1863 - Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee
1864 - Confederate plot to burn New York city fails
1864 - Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred NobelChemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel 1867 - Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
1867 - US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson
1874 - The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.
1876 - Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.
1884 - John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk
1894 - Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indianapolis
1897 - Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy
1899 - Battle at Graspan, Cape colony: General Methuen beats Farmers
17th US President Andrew Johnson17th US President Andrew Johnson 1902 - Franz Lehar's opera "Wiener Frauen" premieres in Vienna
1908 - Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in Madison Square Garden marathon by 60 yds
1911 - 3rd CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-7
1912 - American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Illinois
1912 - Socialist International rejects that world war is coming
1913 - The Irish Volunteers founded in Dublin to "secure the rights and liberties common to all the people of Ireland"
1920 - 1st Thanksgiving Parade (Phila)
1920 - WTAW of College Station, Tx, broadcast 1st football play-by-play
1922 - Japanese crown prince Hirohito appointed prince regent
1925 - KPD proposes German Parliament expropriate possession of monarchy
1929 - Belgian government of Jaspar falls
1930 - 690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito, Japan)
1930 - Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP
1933 - 1st Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m)
1935 - International Institute for Social History (IISG) forms in Amsterdam
1936 - Germany & Japan sign anti-Komintern pact
1937 - World's Fair of Paris closes (31.2 million visitors)
1940 - SS Patria, carrying illegal immigrants, sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die
1940 - U of Mich retires Tom Harmon's #98
1940 - Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz's "Knock Knock"
1940 - First flights of the de Havilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.
1941 - German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)
1941 - Lou Boudreau, 24, becomes Cleveland Indians player/manager
1941 - Finland joined the Anti-Komintern Pact.
1942 - National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms
1943 - U-600 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1944 - 32nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal HMCS defeat Hamilton Flying Wildcats, 7-6
1944 - World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers.
1947 - New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion
1948 - 16-inch coastal guns removed from Fort Funston, San Francisco
1948 - KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 - "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" appears on music charts
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams 1949 - Ted Williams, wins AL MVP
1950 - "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
1950 - 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
1950 - UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
1951 - 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock, Alabama
1951 - Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears
1951 - Commemoration of Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft forbidden
1952 - George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL
1952 - Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (11-1) beats Bears 27-23
1953 - "Guys & Dolls" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,200 performances
1953 - Earthquake and tsnunami strike Honshu, Japan
1953 - Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3
1955 - Race segregation forbidden on trains & buses between US states
1955 - Walter Piston's 6th Symphony premieres
1955 - Clement Attlee resigns as leader of the UK Labour Party
1957 - US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech
1958 - Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community
1959 - "Once Upon a Mattress" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 460 performances
1960 - "Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio
1960 - First atomic reactor for research & development, Richland, Wa
1960 - CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series
1960 - Three of the four Mirabal sisters, opponents of the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, are assassinated.
NBA Point Guard Bob CousyNBA Point Guard Bob Cousy 1961 - NBA's Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points
1962 - WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, NY (ABC) 1st broadcast
1963 - JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
1965 - Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, Pres Kasavubu overthrown
1966 - Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
1966 - Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club
1966 - Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31)
Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix 1967 - "Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 463 performances
1967 - Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time
1969 - John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK's support for Vietnam War

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 222

1454 - Catherine Cornaro, queen of Cyprus (d. 1510)
1501 - Yi Hwang, Confucian scholar (d. 1570)
1507 - Joost de Damhoudere, Flemish lawyer (Praxis rerum criminalium)
1562 - Lope Felix de Vega, Madrid Spain, dramatist/poet (Angelica, Arcadia)
1577 - Piet Hein, Dutch naval commander and folk hero (d. 1629)
1638 - Catherine of Braganza, Queen of Charles II of England (d. 1705)
1697 - Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist/poet (wrote in blood)
1703 - Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist (d. 1784)
1712 - Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist and developer of 'Signed French' (d. 1789)
1714 - Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (d. 1783)
1721 - Willem Crul, admiral (West-Indies)
1734 - Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Wenkel, composer
1737 - Christian Friedrich Penzel, composer
1741 - Johann Christian Frischmuth, composer
1752 - Johann Friedrich Reichardt, composer
1753 - Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth, composer
1778 - Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (d. 1856)
1787 - Franz Xaver Gruber, Austria, organist/composer ("Silent Night")
1814 - Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)
1817 - John Bigelow, American statesman and author (d. 1911)
1823 - Joseph Alexander Cooper, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1910
1825 - Edward Augustus Wild, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
1828 - Franjo Racki, Croatian historian/politician
1834 - Jean-Baptist Colyns, composer
Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew CarnegieIndustrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835) 1835 - Andrew Carnegie, Dunfermline, Scottish/American industrialist/philanthropist
1839 - Stanislaw Duniecki, composer
1840 - Hugo Verriest, Flemish author/poet (Flemish Movement)
1841 - Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (d. 1902)
1843 - Henry Ware Eliot American industrialist, philanthropist and the father of T. S. Eliot (d. 1919)
1844 - Karl F Benz, German designer/auto manufacturer (4-taktmotor)
1845 - José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, Portuguese novelist (d. 1900)
1846 - Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate (d. 1911)
1852 - Johan N Salvator, [Johann Orth], archduke of Austria
1856 - Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev, Russia, composer (Oresteia)
1858 - Alfred Capus, French author (d. 1922)
1862 - Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer
1869 - Ben Lindsey, American judge and social reformer (d. 1934)
1870 - Winthrop Ames, American theatrical director (d. 1937)
1871 - Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, actor/director (Ghost Hotel)
1874 - Joe Gans, American boxer (d. 1910)
1876 - Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Grand Duchess of Hesse (d. 1936)
1877 - Harley Granville-Barker, London, dramatist/producer/critic
1878 - Georg Kaiser, writer
1880 - Leonard S Woolf, English author/husband of Virginia Woolf
1880 - Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (d. 1960)
Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII (1881) 1881 - Pope John XXIII [Angelo Roncalli], Bergamo Italy, 261st pope (1958-63)
1881 - Peder Gram, composer
1883 - Percy Marmont, London England, actor (Capt Apache)
1883 - Harvey Spencer Lewis, American mystic (d. 1939)
1886 - Percy Holmes, cricketer (Engl, 555 partners with Sutcliffe for Yorks)
1886 - Rex Maupin, St Joseph Mo, orchestra leader (Tin Pan Alley TV)
1887 - Nikolai Vavilov, Russian geneticist (d. 1943)
1890 - Isaac Rosenberg, English war poet and artist (d. 1918)
1895 - Anastas I Mikoyan, Armenia, member of Supreme Soviet
1895 - Ludvik Svoboda, Czech general/politician
1895 - Wilhelm Kempff, Juterbog Germany, pianist (Unter dem Zimbelstern)
1895 - Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (d. 1986)
1896 - Virgil Thomson, KC Mo, composer/music critic (4 Saints in 3 Acts)
1899 - Vera Reynolds, Richmond VA, silent screen actress (Lawless Woman)
1899 - William R Burnett, US, author (Little Caesar)
1900 - Arthur Schwartz, composer (Girl from Paris, Excuse my Dust)
1900 - Helen Gahagan Douglas, Nixon's 1st opponent/(Rep-D-Ca)
1900 - Rudolf Höß, commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp (d. 1947)
1901 - Tibor Serly, Losonc Hungary, violinist/composer (American Elegy)
1901 - Arthur Liebehenschel, Commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp (d. 1948)
NHL Defenseman Eddie ShoreNHL Defenseman Eddie Shore (1902) 1902 - Eddie Shore, Fort Qu'Appelle Northwest Territories, NHL hall of famer
1903 - Martin Soames, traveller
1903 - William Dehart Hubbard, Cin Ohio, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1924)
1904 - Herbert Reynolds Inch, composer
1904 - Jessie Royce Landis, [Medbury], Chicago, actress (North by Northwest)
1904 - Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1932)
1904 - Ba Jin, Chinese novelist (d. 2005)
1904 - Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (d. 2000)
1907 - John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (d. 1938)
1909 - Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer
1909 - Manny Martindale, cricketer (fiery WI pace bowler of 30's)
1910 - Leon Poliakov, historian
1911 - Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter (d. 1984)
1913 - Jack Davies, screenwriter
1913 - Lewis Thomas, American physician and essayist (d. 1993)
Baseball Player Joe DiMaggioBaseball Player Joe DiMaggio (1914) 1914 - "Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio, Yankee Clipper (56 game hitting streak), (d. 1999)
1914 - Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist (Mississippi)
1914 - Léon Zitrone, Russian-born French journalist and television host (d. 1995)
1915 - Augusto Pinochet, general/president (Chile)
1915 - George Mudie, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1935, 5 & 3-40)
1915 - Ron Hamence, cricketer (Australian batsman post-WWII)
1919 - Chaim Pearl, rabbi
1920 - Ricardo Montalban, Mexican actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun)
1920 - Tuanku Syed Putra ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail, King of Malaysia (d. 2000)
1920 - Noel Neill, American actress
1922 - Ilja Hurnik, composer
1922 - Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (d. 2005)
1923 - Jaap van Meekren, Dutch TV host (AVRO/RTL4)
1923 - Mauno Koivisto, president of Finland (1982-94)
1924 - Paul Desmond, US jazz saxophonist
1924 - Tui St George Tucker, composer
1924 - Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, critic, and philosopher.
1925 - Jose Napoleon Duarte, president El Salvador
1926 - Jeffrey Hunter, New Orleans, Louisiana, American actor (Star Trek Cage, The Searchers)
1926 - Murray Schisgal, playwright (Luv)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 6 of 6

9th US President William Henry Harrison9th US President William Henry Harrison (1795) 1795 - US President William Henry Harrison (22) weds Anna Symmes (20) in North Bend, Ohio
1908 - Vaudeville performer Will Rogers (29) weds Betty Blake
1913 - 28th US President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie marries in The White House
1961 - Racing car driver Mario Andretti (21) weds high school sweetheart Dee Ann Hoch (19)
1987 - Actor Phil Hartman (39) weds former model Brynn Omdahl
1991 - Author Douglas Adams (39) weds Jane Belson

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Actor Nicolas CageActor Nicolas Cage (2002) 2002 - Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) divorces "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 months of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 112

311 - Peter of Alexandria, Christian martyr
992 - Mieszko I, Polish advisor to Pope John XV, dies
1120 - William Adelin, son and heir of Henry I of England (b. 1104) dies in White Ship tragedy trying to save his illegitimate half-sister Countess of Perche while crossing the English Channel
1326 - Prince Koreyasu, Japanese shogun (b. 1264)
1374 - Philip II of Taranto, Titular emperor of Costantinople (b. 1329)
1456 - Jacques Coeur, French merchant/banker, dies in battle
1560 - Andrea Doria, Italian naval leader (b. 1466)
1626 - Edward Alleyn, English actor (b. 1566)
1640 - Giles Farnaby, composer, dies
1686 - Nicolas Steno, Danish geologist (b. 1638)
1694 - Ismael Bullialdus, French astronomer (b. 1605)
1700 - Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician (b. 1643)
1748 - Isaac Watts, British hymnwriter (b. 1674)
1750 - Francesco Feroci, composer, dies at 77
1755 - Johann Georg Pisendel, German violist/composer, dies at 76
1773 - Carl Hockh, composer, dies at 66
1785 - Richard Glover, British poet (b. 1712)
1815 - Johann Peter Saloman, composer, dies at 70
1830 - Pierre Rode, composer, dies at 56
1854 - John G Lockhart, [scorpion], English biographer, dies at 60
1865 - Heinrich Barth, German historian/geographer (Central Africa), dies
1881 - Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute (b. 1794)
1883 - Ludwig Erk, composer, dies at 76
1885 - Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85), dies at 27
1885 - Thomas A Hendricks, 21st VP, dies at 66, 8 months after taking office
1887 - Johann J Bachofen, Swiss historic rights, dies at 71
1895 - Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist, dies at 68
1899 - Robert Lowry, composer, dies at 73
1901 - Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, German composer/music theorist, dies at 62
1913 - Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer (Ball Screw), dies
1914 - Davorin Jenko, composer, dies at 79
1920 - Gaston Chevrolet, French-born American race car driver and automobile pioneer (b. 1892)
1923 - Ernst Debes, German cartographer (Moon Atlas), dies at 83
1923 - Syd Callaway, cricket all-round (3 Tests for Australia 1891-95), dies
1935 - Maria H "Mina" Beersmans, Flemish actress (After 30 Years), dies at 72
1939 - Wilfred Trotter, English surgeon who was a pioneer in neurosurgery, popularized the concept of herd instinct, and was an authority in cancers of the head and neck, dies at 67
1941 - Pedro Aguirre Cerda, president Chili (People's Front), dies
1944 - Kenesaw Mountain Landis, judge/baseball commisioner, dies at 78
1947 - Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (b. 1876)
1948 - Charles D Brown, actor (Eve Knew Her Apples), dies at 61
1948 - Kanbun Uechi, karate master (b. 1877)
1949 - Luther "Bill" Robinson, "Bojangles" famed tap dancer, dies at 71
1950 - Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
1950 - Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (b. 1873)
1951 - Raden Mas Noto Suroto, Indonesian poet (Wayang Songs), dies at 63
1952 - Antonio Guarnieri, composer, dies at 72
1952 - Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer, dies at 71
1958 - Charles F Kettering, invented auto self-starter, dies at 82
1961 - Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (b. 1866)
1964 - Clarence Kolb, actor (Mr Honeywell-My Little Margie), dies at 90
1965 - Dame Myra Hess, British pianist (b. 1890)
1967 - Ossip Zadkine, [Zadkin], Russ sculptor (Destroyed City), dies at 77
1968 - Marcel Labey, composer, dies at 93
1968 - Phil Lord, actor (Stud's Place), dies at 89
Author Upton Beall SinclairAuthor Upton Beall Sinclair (1968) 1968 - Upton Beall Sinclair, US author (Jungle), dies at 90
1968 - Paul Siple, American explorer of the Antarctic. (b. 1908)
1970 - Yukio Mishima, Japanese author/nationalist (Harakiri), dies at 45
1971 - Hank Mann, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 84
1972 - Hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79
1972 - Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (b. 1886)
1973 - Laurence Harvey, actor (Of Human Bondage), dies of cancer at 45
1973 - Albert DeSalvo, Boston strangler, stabbed to death in prison
1974 - Nick Drake, rocker, dies of a drug overdose at 26
1974 - Rosemary Lane, actress (Chatterbox, 4 Wives), dies at 61
1974 - [Sithu] U Thant, UN Sec-General (1961-72), dies in NY of cancer at 65
1975 - Moyna MacGill, actress (Strange Affair of Uncle Harry), dies
1977 - Richard Carlson, actor (Col MacKenzie-MacKenzie's Raiders), dies at 65
1978 - Elaine Esposito, American woman who hold the record for longest coma (b. 1934)
1980 - George Raft, NYC, actor (Scarface), dies at 85
1981 - Jack Albertson, actor (Chico & the Man), dies at 74
1982 - Robert Coote, actor (MacBeth), dies in NYC of a heart attack at 73
1985 - Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (b. 1926)
1985 - Franz Hildebrandt, German Theologian(b. 1909)
1987 - Anton F Pieck, illustrator (1001 Nights), dies at 92
1987 - Harold Washington, 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87), dies at 65
1989 - Frank M Thomas, actor (Behind the Headlines, M'Liss), dies
1989 - Ratu Sir George Cakobau, Fiji cricketer/Gov-General, dies
1989 - Alva R. Fitch, American World War II and Korean soldier (b. 1907)
1990 - Bill Vukovich, Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27
1991 - Eleanor Audley, voice (Wicked Stepmother-Cinderella), dies at 86
Novelist Anthony BurgessNovelist Anthony Burgess (1993) 1993 - Anthony Burgess, novelist (Clockwork Orange), dies of cancer at 76
1993 - Claudia McNeil, actress (Raisin in the Sun), dies of diabetes at 77
1994 - Arthur Ballard, artist, dies at 79
1994 - Gerard John Toorenaar, Amsterdam police commissar, dies at 69
1995 - Ambrose Thibodeaux, cajun accordionist, dies at 92
1996 - Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer, dies at 79
1996 - Michael Economides, restaurateur, dies at 86
1996 - Richard Stubbs, publicity adviser, dies at 87
1997 - Charles Hallahan, actor (Hunter), dies of heart attack at 54
1997 - Fenton Robinson, US blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62
1997 - Hastings Kamuzu Band, PM/Pres of Malawi (1964-66/66-94), dies
1997 - Barbara, French singer (b. 1930)
1998 - Nelson Goodman, American philosopher (b. 1906)
1998 - Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (b. 1933)
2000 - Hugh Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1917)
2001 - Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (b. 1941)
2002 - Karel Reisz, Czech theater director (b. 1926)
2005 - George Best, former footballer dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures (Manchester United, Northern Ireland)
2005 - Richard Burns, English WRC champion (b. 1971)
2006 - Sean Bell, American shooting victim (b. 1983)

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