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On August 22 in history ..

  • 0565 - St Columba reported seeing monster in Loch Ness
  • 1138 - English defeated Scots at Cowton Moor Banners of various saints were carried into battle which led to being called Battle of the Standard
  • 1454 - Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia by order of King Ladislaus
  • 1485 - Battle of Bosworth Field - Henry VII's forces defeat Richard III
  • 1543 - Emperor Charles V's army occupies Düren
  • 1559 - Spanish archbishop Bartholomé de Carranza arrested as heretic
  • 1572 - Failed assassination on admiral De Coligny
  • 1582 - King James IV of Scotland captured
  • 1603 - 1st stones layed in Zuiderkerk Amsterdam
  • 1614 - Trades people under Vincent Fettmilch chase & plunder Jews out of ghetto in Frankfurt
  • 1632 - Prince Frederik Hendrik occupies Maastricht
  • 1642 - Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament
  • 1654 - 1st Jewish immigrant to US, Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam
  • 1707 - Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
  • 1707 - Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty
  • 1715 - Händels "Watermusic" premieres on Thames
  • 1717 - Spanish troops lands on Sardinia
  • 1762 - 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury
  • 1775 - King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion
  • 1780 - Resolution, without Capt Cook, returns to England
  • 1787 - John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
  • 1788 - Sierra Leone, settled by British as a former haven for slaves
  • 1791 - Haitian Slave Revolution begins under voodoo priest Boukman
  • 1818 - Grand duchy of Bathe forms
  • 1826 - Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah
  • 1846 - US annexes New Mexico
  • 1851 - Gold fields discovered in Australia
  • 1851 - Yacht "America" wins 1st Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup)
  • 1862 - Battle of Catlett's Station VA
  • 1862 - Santee Sioux indian attack Fort Ridgely
  • 1864 - Geneva Convention signed by 12 nations
  • 1864 - International Red Cross forms
  • 1867 - Fisk University forms, 1867
  • 1877 - Nez Percé-indians flee into to Yellowstone National Park
  • 1900 - Gabriel Faurés opera "Prométhée," premieres in Beziers
  • 1901 - Cadillac Co forms
  • 1902 - Pres Teddy Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car
  • 1906 - 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
  • 1907 - Colin Buchanan, town planner
  • 1907 - Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist
  • 1908 - Henri Cartier-Bresson, France, photographer (Decisive Moment)
  • 1910 - Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
  • 1911 - Mona Lisa stolen from Louvre (Recovered in 1913)
  • 1911 - Vincenzo Perugia steals Mona Lisa from Louvre, Paris
  • 1912 - England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament
  • 1912 - Richard Catling, commissioner of police (Kenya)
  • 1913 - Robert Martineau, bishop of Blackburn
  • 1914 - -23] Battle at Charleroi: Gen von Bülows troops beat French
  • 1914 - 1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium)
  • 1914 - Battle in Ardennen: Neufchateau, Rossignal, Tintigny & Virton
  • 1914 - Canada's Finance Act, 1914, receives assent
  • 1914 - General Martos' troops occupy Soldau/Neidenburg East Prussia
  • 1914 - German troops execute 384 inhabitants of Tamines Belgium
  • 1914 - Von Ludendorff & von Hindenburg move into E Prussia enroute to Russia
  • 1917 - Pitts Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers
  • 1921 - J Edgar Hoover becomes asst director of FBI
  • 1923 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record mile (4:10.4)
  • 1926 - Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1926 - Greek dictator Gen Pángulos driven out
  • 1927 - Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
  • 1930 - Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test
  • 1932 - BBS begins experimental regular TV broadcasts
  • 1933 - Bill Veeck, urges midsummer inter-league games & a split season
  • 1933 - International Zionists Congress opens in Prague
  • 1934 - Australia beat England by 562 runs to regain Cricket Ashes
  • 1934 - Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
  • 1939 - Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion
  • 1939 - Premier De Geer recalls Dutch vacationers in Black Forest
  • 1941 - Nazi troops reach Lenningrad
  • 1942 - Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
  • 1943 - Soviet troops free Karkov
  • 1944 - Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd]
  • 1944 - Last transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1945 - Bob Cristofani scores 110 for Aust Services at Old Trafford
  • 1945 - England defeat Aust Services by 6 wkts in 5th Victory Test Cricket
  • 1945 - Noël Coward's revue "Sigh no More," premieres in London
  • 1945 - Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup
  • 1946 - Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it
  • 1946 - Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55)
  • 1947 - 14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chi Bears 0 (105,840)
  • 1950 - Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
  • 1950 - Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competetor in natl tennis competition
  • 1950 - Rotterdam harbor strike end
  • 1951 - Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052
  • 1953 - France closes jail on Devil Island
  • 1953 - John Norman Lewis contends players have no desire to form a union
  • 1953 - Shah of Persia returns to Teheran
  • 1954 - WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 - Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender)
  • 1956 - Pres Eisenhower & VP Nixon renominated by Rep convention in SF
  • 1957 - Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1958 - Argos' Boyd Carter, Dave Mann combine for record 131-yd punt return
  • 1958 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • 1959 - Cin Red Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs
  • 1960 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open
  • 1960 - Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352
  • 1961 - Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers
  • 1962 - Failed assassination on president De Gaulle
  • 1962 - Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga
  • 1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1963 - NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 67 miles (106 km)
  • 1964 - Guinée, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market
  • 1964 - Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go," reaches #1
  • 1965 - Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open
  • 1965 - LA Dodger pitcher Juan Marachal hits SF Giant catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
  • 1966 - Beatles arrive in NYC
  • 1968 - 1st papal visit to Latin America (Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota)
  • 1968 - Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on adultry
  • 1968 - Pope Paul VI opens Eucharistic congress in Bogota
  • 1969 - Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"
  • 1969 - Gloria O Smith, (NY), crowned 2nd Miss Black America
  • 1969 - Hurricane Camille strikes US Gulf Coast kills 255
  • 1971 - Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, pres Torres driven out
  • 1971 - Pam Barnett wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open
  • 1972 - International Olympic Committee exspells Rhodesia
  • 1973 - Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws
  • 1973 - Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs
  • 1975 - Assassination attempt on president Gerald Ford
  • 1975 - McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
  • 1976 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • 1978 - Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua Nicaragua
  • 1979 - 200 black leaders, meet in NY, to support Andrew Young
  • 1980 - Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
  • 1982 - Gen Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence
  • 1982 - Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peace
  • 1982 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
  • 1984 - Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec
  • 1984 - Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced
  • 1984 - Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200
  • 1984 - Rep convention in Dallas renominates Pres Reagan & VP Bush
  • 1984 - South African election for parliament boycvotted
  • 1985 - 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
  • 1985 - Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at airport of Manchester, 55 killed
  • 1986 - Gas from Volcano Chamberoen kills 1,734 (Cameroon)
  • 1986 - NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics
  • 1987 - Madonna's "Who's That Girl," single goes #1
  • 1988 - Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala)
  • 1988 - NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
  • 1988 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1989 - 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered
  • 1989 - Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)
  • 1990 - Pres Bush calls up military reserves
  • 1991 - Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100 m backstroke (1:00.31)
  • 1992 - Matthews & Warne spin Australia to a famous win v Sri Lanka
  • 1993 - "In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 perfs
  • 1993 - Hiromi Kobayash wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1994 - DNA testing links OJ Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman
  • 1994 - Wim Cook govt forms in Neth
  • 1995 - FBI agent Lon Horiuchi shoots at Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho

Famous birthdays on August 22 ..

  • 1530 - Bartolomeo Spontone, composer
  • 1601 - Georges de Scudéry, French writer (Observations sur le Cid)
  • 1615 - Christopher Gibbons, composer
  • 1647 - Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine)
  • 1681 - Pierre Danican Philidor, composer
  • 1753 - Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer
  • 1760 - Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italy, Pope (1823-29)
  • 1766 - Joseph-Denis Doche, composer
  • 1771 - Jan Joseph Rosler, composer
  • 1788 - Thomas Tredgold, engineer/carpenter
  • 1795 - Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary
  • 1822 - George Stoneman, US Union general-major/(Gov-Calif, 1883-87)
  • 1827 - Edouard Silas, composer
  • 1827 - Josef Strauss, Austria, composer (Dorfschwalben aus Austria)
  • 1827 - Joseph Anthony Mower, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1870
  • 1834 - Nathaniel Harrison Harris, Brig General (Confederate Army)
  • 1836 - Archibald M Willard, US, artist (Spirit of '76)
  • 1846 - B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norway, writer (Hellemyrsfolket)
  • 1847 - Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, composer
  • 1852 - Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)
  • 1854 - Milan I, King of Serbia
  • 1856 - Friedrich Küstner, German astronomer
  • 1860 - Gustaf Fröding, Swedish poet (Stänk och flikar)
  • 1860 - Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow Award)
  • 1862 - Claude Debussy, St Germain-en-Laye, composer (La Mer, Clair de lune)
  • 1865 - Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Eucharistic Crusade)
  • 1873 - Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist
  • 1874 - Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer
  • 1874 - Max Scheler, German philosopher (Vom Umsturz der Werte)
  • 1882 - Harry Makepeace, cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21)
  • 1888 - Violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue)
  • 1890 - Floyd Henri Allport, US psychologist/sociologist
  • 1891 - Francis McDonald, Bowling Green Ky, actor (Will-Adv of Champion)
  • 1891 - Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US painter/cubist sculptor
  • 1892 - Percy Fender, cricketer (legendary Surrey & England all-rounder)
  • 1893 - Dorothy Parker, NJ, short story writer (1958 Marjorie Peabody Award)
  • 1894 - Cecil Kellaway, South Africa, actor (Mr Earnshaw-Wuthering Heights)
  • 1895 - Paul White, Bangor Maine, composer (Adante & Rondo for Cello)
  • 1897 - Bill Woodfull, cricketer (Australian captain in the Bodyline series)
  • 1898 - Francine Larrimore, Verdun France, actress (John Meade's Woman)
  • 1900 - Elizabeth Bergner, Vienna Austria, actress (Catherine the Great)
  • 1902 - Leni Riefenstahl, [Helene Bertha Amalie], Germany, actress (Tiefland)
  • 1902 - Roy Armstrong, English historian (History of Sussex)
  • 1903 - René Wellek, Vienna Austria, writer (Concepts of Criticism)
  • 1904 - Deng Xiaoping, Chinese party leader (1976-1983)
  • 1905 - Wade Crosby, IA, actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood)
  • 1907 - Oliver F McGowan, Kipling AL, actor (Banning, Stagecoach)
  • 1908 - Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chanteloup, France, photographer
  • 1909 - Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants)
  • 1909 - Sergius Kagen, composer
  • 1909 - Stojan T Daskalov, Bulgaria, writer (A Farm)
  • 1911 - Edith Atwater, Chic, actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop)
  • 1911 - Somerset de Chair, MP
  • 1912 - Edith Porada, art historian/archaeologist
  • 1913 - Robert Schollum, composer
  • 1916 - John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)
  • 1917 - John Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Canned Heat)
  • 1919 - Earl Cathcart, British major-general
  • 1919 - Leo Pliatzky, senior civil servant
  • 1920 - Anthony Tuke, CEO (Savoy Hotel Groups)
  • 1920 - Denton Cooley, Houston, heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant)
  • 1920 - Pierre A Lauffer, Antillian poet (Patria)
  • 1920 - Ray[mond Douglas] Bradbury, Ill, sci-fi author (Fahrenheit 451)
  • 1920 - W Schnurre, writer
  • 1921 - James Menter, principal (Queen Mary College)
  • 1922 - Micheline Presle, Paris, actress (Nea, Donkey Skin)
  • 1923 - Gerald Long, journalist/CEO (Reuters)
  • 1924 - Andrzej Markowski, composer
  • 1924 - James Kirkwood, LA CA, actor/writer (Hired Wife)
  • 1924 - Peter Allsop, publisher
  • 1926 - Bob Flannigan, rocker (Four Freshmen)
  • 1926 - Honor Blackman, London, actress (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger)
  • 1926 - Marc Bohan, dress designer
  • 1927 - Aleksandar Obradovic, composer
  • 1928 - John Lupton, Highland Park Ill, actor (Tom-Broken Arrow)
  • 1928 - Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mödrath Germany, composer (Kontrapunkte)
  • 1929 - Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Lab) spokesperson on Home Affairs
  • 1932 - Gerald P Carr, Denver Colorado, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 4)
  • 1932 - Theoni Vachliotis aldredge, award winning costume designer
  • 1933 - Irmtraud Morgner, writer
  • 1933 - Sylva Koscina, Zagreb Yugo, actress (Jessica, Hercules)
  • 1934 - Diana Sands, NYC, actress (Raisin in the Sun, Doctor's Wife)
  • 1934 - H Norman Schwarzkopf, Trenton NJ, 4-star Army general (Gulf War)
  • 1934 - John M Chowning, composer
  • 1934 - Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC)
  • 1935 - Morton Dean, Fall River Mass, TV newscaster (CBS, ABC)
  • 1935 - Richard W Howard, Okla City Ok, 400m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1960)
  • 1936 - Anne Downey, British circuit judge
  • 1936 - Lex P Humphries, drummer
  • 1937 - Donald MacLeary, dancer
  • 1937 - Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
  • 1938 - Dale Hawkins, music writer (Suzy Q)
  • 1939 - Candido Lima, composer
  • 1939 - Carl Yastrzemski, NY, Boston Red Sox great (1967 AL MVP, Hall of Fame)
  • 1939 - Fred Milano, Bronx NY, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts) [or 8/26/40]
  • 1940 - Antony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher/multi-millionaire
  • 1940 - David Vance, horse trainer
  • 1940 - George Reinholt, Phila, actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live)
  • 1940 - John Banham, director-general (CBI)
  • 1940 - Valerie Harper, Sufferin NY, (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Valerie)
  • 1941 - Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots)
  • 1942 - Kathy Lennon, Santa Monica Calif, singer (Lennon Sisters)
  • 1943 - Alun Michael, MP (Labour)
  • 1944 - Henk Veldhoen, biochemist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1945 - Derek Fatchett, MP (Labour)
  • 1945 - James G Richardson, Gainesville Fla, actor (Tim Cassidy-Sierra)
  • 1945 - Ron Dante, Staten Island NY, rock vocalist (Archies-Sugar, Sugar)
  • 1945 - Steve Kroft, Kokomo Ind, co-editor (60 Minutes)
  • 1946 - Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host
  • 1947 - Bud Cramer, (Rep-D-Alabama)
  • 1947 - Cindy Williams, Van Nuys Calif, actress (Shirley- Laverne & Shirley)
  • 1947 - Donna Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead)
  • 1948 - Rob Buckman, British broadcaster/actor (Pink Medicine Show)
  • 1949 - Diana Nyad, swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979)
  • 1950 - Teresa Davis, rocker
  • 1954 - Frank Marino, rocker
  • 1954 - John Colwell, Kingston Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser)
  • 1956 - Jeff Lloyd, jockey
  • 1956 - Paul Molitor, St Paul MN, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP)
  • 1956 - Peter Taylor, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92)
  • 1957 - Holly Dunn, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Daddy's Hands)
  • 1957 - Randy Romero, Garden City NY, jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89)
  • 1957 - Steve Davis, snooker player
  • 1958 - Elhadjdia Ba, Dakar Senegal, hurdler (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • 1958 - Ian Mitchell, Edinburgh, rocker (Bay City Rollers)
  • 1959 - Denise Curry, Daivs Calif, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1959 - Juan Croucier, heavy metal rocker (Ratt-Round & Round)
  • 1961 - Debbi Peterson, LA Calif, rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame)
  • 1961 - Jay Ashton, rocker (Gene Loves Jezebel)
  • 1961 - John Kidd, NFL punter (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1961 - Roland Orzabal, rock vocalist (Tears for Fears-Shout, Head over Heels)
  • 1962 - Gene Craig Sauers, Savannah GA, PGA golfer (1986 Bank of Boston)
  • 1962 - James Debarge, Grand Rapids Mi, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Debarge)
  • 1962 - Marie Laurie Mahabir, Guadeloupe, N Amer Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87)
  • 1963 - Lily Yip, Canton China, US table tennis player (Olympics-92, 96)
  • 1963 - Terry Catledge, NBA star (Orlando Magic)
  • 1963 - Thomas Ansberry, Okinawa Japan, US 10K runner
  • 1963 - Tori Amos, [Myra Ellen Amos], NC, pianist/vocalist (Under The Pink,)
  • 1964 - Dean Evason, Flin Flon, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
  • 1964 - Mats Wilander, Vaxjo Sweden, tennis star (1988-US, Aust, French)
  • 1965 - Patricia Hy-Boulais, Cambodia, tennis star (1994 Auckland doubles)
  • 1966 - Mark Michaels, heavy metal guitarist (Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar)
  • 1966 - Rob Witschge, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Feyenoord)
  • 1967 - Curt Bourque, jockey
  • 1967 - Layne Staley, US rock singer/guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt)
  • 1967 - Wale', Lagos Nigeria, model
  • 1968 - Henrik Holm, Sweden, tennis star
  • 1968 - Horst Skoff, Austria, tennis star
  • 1968 - Michael Curry, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1968 - Paul Ereng, Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • 1969 - Hipolito Pichardo, Esperanza Dom Rep, pitcher (KC Royals)
  • 1969 - Maurice Graef, soccer player (VVW, Roda JC)
  • 1970 - Jean-Michel Bombardier, Brantford Ont Canada, ice pairs (1995, 96 Can)
  • 1971 - Bernard Carter, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Jaguars, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 - Marliece Andrada, Manteca Calif, playmate (March 1998)
  • 1972 - Stephen Boyd, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • 1973 - Jennifer Makris, Miss USA-New Jersey (1997, top 10)
  • 1975 - Charles C Smith, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • 1975 - Mbali Gasa, Miss South Africa Universe (1997)
  • 1975 - Robert Enes, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1976 - Jim Weaver, Northridge Calif, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1976 - Lia Victoria Borrero, Miss Panama Universe (1997)

Famous deaths on August 22 ..

  • 0408 - Flavius Stilicho, West Roman field leader (395-408), dies at 48
  • 0634 - Abd Allah Abu Bekr, Arabic merchant/1st kalief of Islam, dies
  • 1188 - Ferdinand II, king of Castilië/León/Asturië/Galicië, dies
  • 1241 - Gregory IX, [Ugolino di Segni], Italian Pope, dies
  • 1280 - Nicholas III, [Giovanni Gaetano Orsini], Italian Pope (1277-80), dies
  • 1286 - Erik V Klipping, king of Denmark, murdered
  • 1350 - Philips VI, of Valois, King of France (1328-50), dies
  • 1367 - Egidius AC Albornor, Spanish archbishop of Toledo, dies at about 57
  • 1485 - Richard III, king of England (1483-85), killed in battle at 32
  • 1532 - William Warham, English archbishop of Canterbury (1502-32), dies at 82
  • 1553 - John Dudley, English Lord Admiral/premier (1551-53), beheaded
  • 1755 - Caspar Burman, historian/mayor (Utrecht), dies
  • 1793 - Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France, dies at 80
  • 1801 - Pieter G van Overstraten, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 46
  • 1806 - Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French painter/engraver, dies at 74
  • 1818 - Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), dies at 85
  • 1828 - Franz Joseph Gall, German/French physician (frenology), dies at 70
  • 1831 - John White, composer, dies at 52
  • 1850 - Nikolaus Lenau, writer, dies at 48
  • 1862 - Henry Bohlen, German/US brig-general (Union), dies in battle at 51
  • 1866 - George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies
  • 1874 - Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet, dies
  • 1879 - Friedrich August Kummer, composer, dies at 82
  • 1886 - José da Silva Mendes Leal, Portuguese author (Indiana), dies at 67
  • 1889 - John Sanger, circus entrepreneur, dies
  • 1890 - Vasile Alecsandri, Romania poet/Foreign minister, dies at 69
  • 1891 - John Neruda, Czech writer/poet (Povidky Malostranské), dies at 57
  • 1893 - Ernst II, duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93)/composer, dies at 75
  • 1901 - Gunnar Wennerberg, composer, dies at 83
  • 1903 - Robert A T G C Salisbury, British premier (1885..1902), dies at 73
  • 1910 - George Palmer, cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), dies
  • 1912 - Pope Gregory IX, dies
  • 1914 - Raffenel, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WW I), dies in battle
  • 1914 - Rondoney, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WW I), dies in battle
  • 1920 - Anders Zorn, Swedish painter (Gustavus Vasa), dies at 60
  • 1922 - Michael Collins, Irish nationalist leader, killed in ambush
  • 1926 - Charles William Elliot, Pres of Harvard (1869-1909), dies at 92
  • 1929 - Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WW I), dies at 74
  • 1933 - Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses), dies at 62
  • 1936 - Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue), dies at 99
  • 1937 - David C Salas, Antillian writer (Josephina), dies
  • 1942 - Henry Eichheim, composer, dies at 72
  • 1942 - Mikhailmichel Fokine, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer, dies
  • 1944 - Raymond Aimos, actor (Golem, Mayerling, La Bandera), dies at 55
  • 1958 - Roger Martin du Gard, novelist/playwright, dies
  • 1962 - R A Schröder, writer, dies
  • 1963 - William Richard Morris, 1st viscount Nuffield motor manufacturer, dies
  • 1965 - Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, actress (Revolt in Mental Home), dies
  • 1966 - Apolinary Szeluto, composer, dies at 82
  • 1967 - Tom Conway, actor (Mrs Minerva), dies of liver ailment at 63
  • 1970 - Richard Frank Donovan, composer, dies at 78
  • 1973 - Louise Huff, actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77
  • 1974 - Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian, dies at 66
  • 1976 - Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, pres of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73
  • 1976 - Oskar Brüsewitz, East German vicar, sets self on fire
  • 1977 - Sebastian Cabot, actor (Mr French-Family Affair), dies at 59
  • 1978 - Ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78
  • 1978 - Jomo Kenyatta, 1st premier of Kenya (1963-78), dies at 83
  • 1979 - Henry Beernink, politician, dies at 69
  • 1979 - James T Farrell, US writer (French Girls are Vicious), dies
  • 1984 - Charles Whittenberg, composer, dies at 57
  • 1985 - Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies
  • 1990 - Merlin Marston, actor (Blue Sky), dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at 45
  • 1991 - Boris Pugo, USSR minister of Interior (1990), commits suicide
  • 1991 - Colleen Dewhurst, actress (Murphy Brown), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1993 - Don Getz, US filmer (Playpoint)
  • 1993 - Kasdi Merbah, PM of Algeria (1988-89), assassinated
  • 1994 - Leo Lerman, actor/manager/critic (Dance Magazine), dies at 80
  • 1994 - Tom Quirke, journalist, dies at 42
  • 1995 - Jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician, dies at 83
  • 1996 - David Donaldson, painter, dies at 80
  • 1996 - Robert Lewis Campbell Lorimer, publisher, dies at 77
  • 1996 - William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist, dies at 87
  • 1997 - Mary Louise Smith, chairman (Rep), dies at 82



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