Hugh Events in History

2009 Death - Hugh Leonard, writer, winner, Jacob's Award, for 'Wuthering Heights', wrote Sunday Independent column 'The Curmudgeon', dies at age 82

2004 Death - Hugh Cave, pulp writer, a professional writer for over 70 years, dies at 95

2003 Death - Hugh Trevor-Roper, English Historian

1999 Death - Hugh Casson, British Architect

1998 Death - Hugh Reilly, actor, Lassie, dies at 82

1997 Death - Hugh Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford, Peerage of Great Britain, dies at 67

1996 Death - Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer, dies at 79

1996 Death - Hugh Willatt, solicitor/public servant, dies at 91

1996 Death - Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, submariner, dies at 83

1996 Death - Mervyn Hugh Cowie, willife conservationist, dies at 87

1996 Death - Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer, dies at 86

1996 Death - Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet, dies at 76

1996 Death - Hugh Burnton Mitchell, U.S. senator, dies at 89

1996 Death - Hugh Edward Lance Falkus, filmmaker/naturalist, dies at 78

1996 Death - Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist, dies at 77

1996 Death - Hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist, dies at 67

1995 Death - Hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic, dies at 75

1995 Death - Hugh Charles, songwriter/impressario, dies at 88

1995 Death - Charles Hugh Shirley, publisher, dies at 66

1995 Death - Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman, dies at 74

1995 Death - Hugh Edward R O'Connor, actor (In the Heat of the Night), ODs at 32

1995 Death - Timothy Hugh Brown, theatre critic, dies at 52

1994 Death - Hugh Scott, Senator-R-Pennsylvania 1959 - 1977

1990 Death - Hugh MacLennan, Canadian Author

1990 Death - Hugh McPhillips, dies at 70

1990 Birthday - Marston Glenn Hefner, son of Hugh Hefner and Kimberley Conrad

1989 Event - Hugh Hefner (Playboy editor) weds playmate Kimberly Conrad

1987 Death - Hugh Dempster, actor (Anna Karenina, Candles at Nine), dies

1987 Death - Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum, Actor (Mr Green Jeans), dies at 77

1986 Event - Hugh Whitemore's "Breaking the Code," premieres in London

1985 Death - Hugh Burden, actor (Night of Laughing Dead), dies at 72

1983 Event - Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies," premieres in London

1982 Death - Hugh Beaumont, actor (Ward-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 73

1982 Death - Hugh Beaumont, actor (Ward-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 73

1982 Death - Hugh Marlowe, actor (Jim Matthews-Another World), dies at 71

1980 Death - Hugh Griffith, actor (Passover Plot, Ben Hur, Tom Jones), dies at 67

1979 Event - Hugh Leonards "Life," premieres in Dublin

1977 Event - Hugh Leonard's "Da," premieres in London

1977 Death - Hugh Le Caine, composer, dies at 63

1975 Event - 48th National Spelling Bee: Hugh Tosteson wins spelling incisor

1971 Death - Hugh Wakefield, actress (Blithe Spirit), dies

1971 Birthday - Hugh Douglas, NFL defensive end for the New York Jets

1969 Death - Hugh Williams, actor (Human Monster), dies after surgery at 65

1968 Birthday - Hugh Jackman, born in Sydney, Australia, actor, producer, movies include 'Kate & Leopold', 'The Prestige', 'X-Men', named 'Sexiest Man Alive' by People magazine

1963 Birthday - Hugh Millen, NFL quarterback for the Denver Broncos

1963 Birthday - Hugh Morris, cricketer, England lefty opening batsman 1991

1963 Death - Todd "Hugh" Gaitskell, leader British Labour Party, dies at 56

1962 Birthday - Hugh Edward Ralph O'Connor, actor, In the Heat of the Night

1960 Birthday - Hugh Grant, born in London, England, 4 Weddings and a Funeral, 9 Months

1959 Birthday - Hugh Laurie, born in Oxford, England, James Hugh Calum Laurie, actor, writer, musician, comedian, comedy partner, Stephen Fry, known for the Fry and Laurie double act, appears in successful Fox television drama House, playing role of Dr. Gregory House

1953 Birthday - Hugh McDowell, chelloist, ELO-Telephone Line

1952 Birthday - Christie Ann Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, CEO, Playboy

1949 Birthday - Hugh McKenna, rocker, Alex Harvey Band

1949 Birthday - Hugh Cornwell, rocker, The Stranglers-Dreamtime

1949 Birthday - Kate Taylor, born in Boston, Massachusetts, singer, songwriter, musical family members include Alex, Livingston, Hugh and James, albums include Sister Kate, Kate Taylor, famous hit 'It's In His Kiss'

1947 Death - Hugh Lofting, writer (Gub Gub Book), dies at 61

1946 Death - Hugh Allen, musician, dies

1945 Birthday - Hugh Hopper, rocker, Soft Machine

1945 Birthday - Hugh Grundy, born in Winchester England, drummer, Zombies-She's Not There

1944 Birthday - William Hugh Albright, composer

1944 Death - Hugh Rigby, English portrait painter (King George V 1928-32), dies

1943 Birthday - Hugh Davies, born in Exmouth, England, composer, musicologist, invented musical instruments from household items, 1970's member of the Artist Placement Group

1943 Event - F. Hugh Herbert's "Kiss and Tell," premieres in New York City

1942 Event - Jacqueline Kennedy's mother marries Hugh Auchincloss

1942 Birthday - Timothy Hugh Brown, theatre critic

1942 Birthday - Hugh Shelton, American Soldier

1941 Death - Hugh S Walpole, British writer (Killer and the Slain), dies

1941 Event - 1st baseball player drafted into WW II (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)

1940 Event - 1st U.S. merchant ship "Booker T Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware

1939 Birthday - Hugh Delane Thompson, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, PGA golfer, 1991 MONY Syracuse

1939 Birthday - Hugh Dykes, born in England, served as Conservative Member of Parliament for Harrow East, member of the European Parliament, Vice President of the British-German Association

1939 Birthday - Hugh Masekela, born in Wilbank, South Africa, trumpeter, I Am Not Afraid

1934 Birthday - Hugh Bidwell, mayor, London

1934 Birthday - David Hugh Jones, Poole Dorset England, director, Betrayal

1932 Birthday - Hugh Wood, born in Parbold, England, composer, studied with William Lloyd Webber, Anthony Milner, Iain Hamilton, works include Symphony and Violin Concerto

1930 Birthday - Hugh Seymour, born in Britain, 8th Marquess of Hertford, Peerage of Great Britain

1929 Birthday - Hugh Desmond Hoyte, president, Guyana, 1985-92

1929 Birthday - Hugh Tayfield, cricketer, celebrated South African off-spinner 1949-60

1928 Birthday - Hugh McElhenny, NFL halfback, SF, Minnesota, Giants, Detroit

1928 Birthday - Charles Hugh Shirley, publisher

1928 Birthday - Hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist

1927 Death - Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer, dies at 88

1927 Birthday - Hugh Byatt, British diplomat

1926 Birthday - Hugh Leonard, born in Dublin, Ireland, writer, winner, Jacob's Award, for 'Wuthering Heights', wrote Sunday Independent column 'The Curmudgeon'

1926 Birthday - Hugh Hefner, born in Chicagp, magazine publisher, Playboy

1925 Birthday - Hugh O'Brian, born in Rochester, New York, actor, Wyatt Earp, Search

1925 Birthday - Hugh Leggatt, art dealer

1925 Event - French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, and Hugh Jennings

1923 Birthday - Hugh Beach, British General

1923 Birthday - Hugh Lloyd, actor, Punch and Judy Man, Dunroamin' Rising

1923 Birthday - Hugh Overton, British diplomat

1922 Birthday - Thomas Hugh Eastwood, composer

1921 Birthday - Hugh Neill, Lord-Lieutenant, South Yorkshire

1921 Birthday - Hugh Downs, born in Akron, Ohio, TV journalist, 20/20, Concentration

1920 Birthday - Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman

1920 Birthday - Hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic

1920 Birthday - Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet

1919 Birthday - Hugh Carey, New York Governor, Democrat

1919 Birthday - Hugh FitzRoy, born in Cape Town, South Africa, 11th Duke of Grafton, Deputy Lieutenant, KG, patrilineal descendant of King Charles II's third eldest illegitimate son

1919 Birthday - Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist

1917 Birthday - Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer

1917 Birthday - Hugh Edward Lance Falkus, filmmaker/naturalist

1916 Death - Hector Hugh Munro, British Novelist

1916 Event - Groundbreaking begins on Hugh Grant Circle in Bronx

1914 Birthday - Hugh Martin, American Composer

1914 Birthday - Hugh Le Caine, composer

1914 Birthday - Hugh Trevor-Roper, English Historian

1913 Birthday - Hugh Ford, FRS mechanic engineer

1913 Birthday - Hugh Stirling MacKenzie, British vice admiral

1912 Birthday - Hugh Griffith, Wales, actor, Ben Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, Oliver!

1912 Birthday - Hugh Martell, British Vice Admiral

1912 Event - 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox)

1911 Event - Hugh Chalmers, automaker, suggests idea of baseball MVP

1911 Birthday - Hugh Marlowe, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, actor, Ellery Queen

1910 Birthday - Hugh Casson CH, architect

1910 Birthday - Hugh Casson, British Architect

1909 Birthday - Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer

1909 Birthday - Mervyn Hugh Cowie, willife conservationist

1909 Birthday - Hugh Murphy, English multi-millionaire

1909 Birthday - Hugh Beaumont, Lawrence, Kansas, actor, Ward Cleaver-Leave it to Beaver

1907 Birthday - Hugh Charles, songwriter/impressario

1907 Birthday - Hugh MacLennan, Canadian Author

1906 Event - Hugh Jennings resigns as Baltimore manager to take over at Detroit in 1907

1906 Birthday - Todd Naylor "Hugh" Gaitskell, MP, Labour

1905 Birthday - Hugh Willatt, solicitor/public servant

1904 Birthday - Hugh Plaxton, Canada, ice hockey player 1928 Olympics gold

1904 Event - Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick in his final Test Cricket match

1904 Birthday - Hugh Williams, actor and writer, Charley's Aunt, Bank Holiday

1903 Event - 23rd U.S. Mens Tennis: Hugh L Doherty beats William A Larned (60 63 108)

1902 Birthday - Hugh Chilvers, cricketer, great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Australia

1902 Event - Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick vs. England at the MCG

1900 Birthday - Hugh Scott, born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Senator-R-Pennsylvania 1959 - 1977

1897 Event - Gustave Kecker/Hugh Martin's musical "Belle of New York City," premieres in New York City

1892 Birthday - Hugh MacDiarmid, Scotland, writer, Scots Unbound

1888 Birthday - Hugh Wakefield, Wanstead England, actress, Blithe Spirit

1886 Birthday - Hugh Lofting, England, writer and illustrator, Dr. Dolittle

1884 Birthday - Hugh "Shorty" Ray, supervisor of NFL officials, HOF member

1884 Event - 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters

1884 Birthday - Hugh S. Walpole, born in New Zealand, novelist and playwright, Jeremy, Maradick at 40

1883 Birthday - Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson Berners, 14th baron/composer

1883 Event - Cleveland Hugh Daily no-hits Philadelphia 1-0

1883 Event - Hugh Daily, a one-armed pitcher for Cleveland (Forest City), tosses 1-0 no-hitter against Philadelphia

1875 Birthday - Hugh L Doherty, tennis champ, U.S. Open-1903

1872 Birthday - Ralph Vaughan Williams, born in Down Ampney, England, composer, Hugh the Drover

1870 Birthday - Hector Hugh Munro, British Novelist

1867 Birthday - Hugh Trumble, cricket off-spinner, great Australia at turn of century

1865 Event - Con Orem and Hugh O'Neill box 193 rounds before darkness ends match

1854 Birthday - Hugh Massie, cricketer, Australian batsman of the 1880's

1839 Birthday - Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer

1838 Birthday - William Hugh Young, Brigadier General Confederate Army

1836 Birthday - [Hugh] Judson Kilpatrick, Major General Union volunteers

1826 Birthday - Hugh Boyle Ewing, Major General Union volunteers

1819 Death - Hugh Williamson, American Politician

1819 Birthday - Arthur Hugh Clough, poet, friend of Matthew Arnold

1813 Birthday - William Hugh Keim, Brigadier General Union volunteers

1811 Birthday - Hugh Thompson Reid, Brigadier General Union volunteers

1808 Birthday - Hugh McCulloch, U.S. Secretary of Treasury

1808 Birthday - Hugh Weedon Mercer, Brigadier General Confederate Army

1800 Death - Hugh Blair, Scottish Theologian

1788 Birthday - Hugh Clapperton, Annan Scotland, African explorer

1735 Birthday - Hugh Williamson, American Politician

1718 Birthday - Hugh Blair, Scottish Theologian

1640 Event - Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin

1555 Death - Hugh Latimer, royal chaplain of Anna Boley, burned at stake at 80

1553 Event - English Hugh Latimer arrested

1297 Death - Hugh de Cressingham, English treasurer, dies in battle

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