Leon Events in History



2010 Event - Santiago, Nuevo Leon's mayor, Edelmiro Cavazos is found dead, handcuffed and blindfolded after being abducted Sunday night

2003 Death - Leon Uris, writer, Exodus, dies at 78

1997 Death - Leon Poliakov, historian, dies at 87

1997 Death - Leon Edel, biographer, literary critic, wrote biography of Henry James, won Pulitzer Prize, dies at 89

1996 Death - Leon Lewis, U.S. radio talk show host (WMCA, 1970-80), dies at 81

1996 Birthday - Lourdes Marie Ciccone Leon, daughter of singer Madonna

1996 Death - Mark Frankel, actor (Leon the Pig Farmer), dies on motorcycle at 34

1996 Death - Leon Shenandoah, native American leader, dies at 81

1996 Death - Leon Garield, writer, dies at 74

1996 Death - Leon Joseph Suenens, cardinal, dies at 91

1994 Death - Leon Degrelle, Belgium general, dies

1994 Death - Leon J Ramirez Reine, Degrelle, Belg/Spanish nazi (Rex), dies at 87

1993 Death - Leon Theremin, electronic musical instruments inventor, dies at 97

1993 Death - Leon Ames, U.S. actor (Mr Ed, Peggy Sue got Married), dies at 90

1993 Death - Leon Ames, actor (Father of the Bride), dies at 91 of stroke

1993 Death - Leon Liebgold, Pol/US actor/chairman (Hebrew Actors Union), dies at 83

1993 Event - Ramiro de Leon Carpio elected President of Guatemala

1993 Death - Alfredo de Leon, leader (Philippines Red Scorpio Gang), killed

1991 Death - Leon Clements, journalist (Interlijnen), dies at 43

1989 Event - Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs

1985 Death - Leon Klinghoffer, hijackers of Achille Lauro, threw him off boat

1982 Death - Leon Jaworski, special prosecutor (Watergate), dies at 77

1981 Event - Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World

1981 Event - Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title

1981 Event - Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even took his gold teeth

1980 Death - Leon Janney, actor (Jim Matthews-Another World, Hawk), dies at 63

1978 Event - Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1978 Event - Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1974 Death - Leon Lontoc, actor (Henry-Burke's Law), dies at 64

1973 Death - Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer, dies at 77

1969 Birthday - Leon Searcy, NFL offensive tackle, Pittsburgh Steelers, Jackson Jaguars

1969 Death - Leon Jongen, composer, dies at 85

1968 Birthday - Leon Lett, NFL defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys

1967 Death - Leon Mba, 1st president of Gabon (1960-67), dies

1966 Death - Leon de Smet, Flemish painter, dies at 85

1964 Birthday - Leon Meijs, soccer player, Willem II

1962 Death - Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62

1962 Event - All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)

1962 Birthday - Mark Frankel, actor, Leon the Pig Farmer

1961 Death - Carlos Leon Salzedo, composer, dies at 76

1961 Birthday - Lee Rocker, Leon Drucker, rock bassist, Stray Cats-Gonna Ball

1961 Death - Leon Jeunehomme, Belgian teacher (Pedagogie en Cours), dies at 77

1959 Birthday - Leon "The Bop" Klaasse, rock drummer/singer, The Pilgrims-Red

1958 Death - Leon J Cadore, pitched the 26 inning game, dies at 65

1957 Event - Georgia Senate unanimously approves Senator Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites

1956 Death - Leon N H Jungschlaeger, head military intelligence Netherlands-Indies, dies at 52

1956 Event - Death penalty against KPM-director Leon Jungschlaeger

1953 Birthday - Leon Spinks, U.S., heavyweight boxing champ, 1978, Gold Medal 1976 Olympics

1952 Birthday - Leon Wilkerson, rocker, Lynard Skynard

1951 Birthday - Clifford Leon Anderson, rocker, Cure

1950 Birthday - Leon Frissen, born in Beek, Netherlands, Queen's Governor of the province of Limburg, Netherlands, or Queen's Commissioner

1950 Birthday - Howard "Leon" Reeder, rock guitarist, Champaign

1950 Death - Leon Blum, French premier (People's Front Government), dies at 77

1949 Event - 15th Heisman Trophy Award: Leon Hart, Notre Dame (E)

1949 Birthday - Leon Redbone, American Musician

1946 Event - Leon Blum elected French premier

1946 Birthday - Leon Wessels, South Africa lawyer/underminister of Law and Order

1945 Birthday - Valerie Leon, born in London, England, actress, Blood from Mummy's Tomb

1944 Event - Belgian nazi Leon Degrelle at default to the death sentenced

1943 Event - Belgian church excommunicates nazi Leon Degrelle

1943 Birthday - Leon Frank Sylvers, rocker

1942 Birthday - Bayani Mendoza de Leon, composer

1942 Birthday - Donna Leon, American Author

1942 Birthday - Leon Haywood, U.S. vocalist/keyboardist, It's Got to be Mellow

1942 Death - Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70

1941 Birthday - Leon Russell, born in Lawton, Kansas, pianist and singer, Carny

1940 Death - Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, icepicked by Frank Jackson at 62

1940 Event - Leon Trotsky, revolutionary, icepicked by Frank Jackson, dies Aug 21

1939 Death - Marie Joseph Leon Desire Paque, composer, dies at 72

1939 Birthday - Leon Britain, vice president, Commission of European Communities

1939 Birthday - Leon Kass, American Educator

1938 Birthday - Alvaro Leon Cassuto, composer

1938 Birthday - Leon Panetta, born in Monterey, California, Representative-D-California 1977 - 1993

1937 Event - Leon Blum becomes premier of People's front government of France

1932 Birthday - Leon Hughes, born in Los Angeles, California, born Thomas Leon Hughes, member of The Coasters with Bobby Nunn, Carl Gardner, Billy Guy

1931 Death - Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, jazz cornetist 'In a Mist', dies at 29

1931 Birthday - Leon Schidlowsky, composer

1930 Birthday - Leon Cooper, U.S. physicist, Nobel 1972

1929 Birthday - Leon Biriotti, composer

1929 Event - Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey

1928 Birthday - Leon Hart, NFLer, Heisman Trophy

1928 Event - Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium bicycled 76 miles 504 yards in 1 hour

1928 Event - Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium cycles record 76 miles 604 yards in 1 hour

1928 Birthday - Leon Fleisher, born in San Francisco, California, pianist/conductor, Annapolis Symph 1973-77

1928 Event - Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky

1925 Death - Leon Virginia Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920), dies at 74

1925 Event - Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council

1924 Birthday - Leon Uris, born in Baltimore, novelist, Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry

1921 Event - Belgium's Leon Scieur wins Tour de France

1921 Birthday - Leon Garield, writer

1919 Birthday - Leon Kirchner, born in Brooklyn, New York, opera composer, Lily

1918 Birthday - Argeliers Leon, composer

1917 Death - Leon Minkus, composer, dies at 91

1917 Death - Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur, composer, dies at 72

1917 Birthday - Leon Janney, born in Ogden, Utah, actor, Hawk

1915 Birthday - Leon Shenandoah, native American leader

1914 Death - Daniel De Leon, Activist

1913 Birthday - Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, France, meteorologist

1913 Death - Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (stratosphere), dies at 57

1912 Death - Leon Dierx, French poet (Amants), dies at 74

1912 Birthday - Felipe Padilla de Leon, composer

1910 Birthday - Leon Poliakov, historian

1910 Birthday - Leon Stein, composer

1910 Death - Gustave Leon Huberti, composer, dies at 67

1910 Death - Leon Walras, French economist (School of Lausanne), dies at 75

1910 Death - Leon Delagrange, French aviation pioneer, dies

1907 Birthday - Leon Edel, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, biographer, literary critic, wrote biography of Henry James, won Pulitzer Prize, wrote on James Joyce, taught literature at Sir George Williams University, now Concordia University

1907 Birthday - Leon Askin, Vienna Austria, actor, Pierre-Charlie Farrell Show

1906 Death - Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor of Ukkel, dies at 64

1905 Birthday - Leon Jaworski, American Public Servant

1905 Death - Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer, dies at 55

1904 Birthday - Leon N H Jungschlager, head of military intelligence, Netherlands-Indies

1903 Birthday - Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, Iowa, jazz cornetist 'In a Mist'

1903 Birthday - Leon Ames, Portland Indiana, actor, Mr Ed, Father of the Bride

1902 Birthday - Leon Belasco, Odessa Russia, actor, Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen

1901 Death - Leon Czolcosz, assassin of President McKinley, is electrocuted

1901 Event - President William McKinley, shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at Pan American Exposition in Buffalo NY, he dies 8th days later

1900 Birthday - Leon Barzin, Brussels Belgium, conductor, New York City Ballet 1948-58

1900 Birthday - [Leon] Goose Goslin, baseball hall of famer, AL bat champ 1928

1900 Birthday - Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author, Kordian into Cham

1899 Birthday - Leon Woizikowski, Polish dancer/ballet master, Ballets Russes

1897 Death - Leon Boelmann, French organist/composer (Suite Gothique), dies at 35

1896 Death - Leon Leopold Lewandoski, composer, dies at 65

1896 Birthday - Leon Theremin, electronic musical instruments inventor

1896 Birthday - Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer

1891 Birthday - Leon Cadore, pitcher, pitched all of 26 inning game

1885 Birthday - Carlos Leon Salzedo, composer

1884 Birthday - Leon Jongen, composer

1882 Death - Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82), dies at 44

1881 Event - Leon Gambetta forms French government

1881 Birthday - Leon de Smet, Flemish painter

1881 Birthday - Leon Errol, Australian actor, Ziegfeld Follies, What a Blonde!

1879 Birthday - Leon Davidovitsj Trotsky, Leib Bronstein, Russian revolutionary

1879 Birthday - Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, President of 1st Soviet,

1879 Birthday - Leon Jouhaux, born in France, socialist/co-founder UN's ILO, Nobel 1951

1872 Birthday - Leon Blum, French premier, People's front government

1871 Birthday - Leon Jessel, composer

1870 Event - Leon Gambetta flees Paris in balloon

1868 Death - Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer, dies at 51

1868 Death - Leon Foucault, discovers 1st physical proof of Earth's rotation, dies

1867 Birthday - Marie Joseph Leon Desire Paque, composer

1862 Birthday - Leon Boellmann, French organist/composer, Variations Symphoniques

1855 Birthday - Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist, stratosphere

1852 Birthday - Daniel De Leon, Activist

1851 Birthday - Leon Virginia Bourgeois, French premier, 1895-96, Nobel 1920

1851 Birthday - Leon Bourgeois, France, politician, internationalist, Nobel 1920

1850 Birthday - Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer

1845 Event - H L Fizeau and J Leon Foucault take 1st photo of Sun

1844 Birthday - Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur, composer

1843 Birthday - Gustave Leon Huberti, composer

1842 Birthday - Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor, Ukkel

1838 Birthday - Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier, 1881 - 1882

1838 Birthday - Leon Dierx, French poet

1834 Birthday - Leon Walras, French economist, border use theory

1831 Birthday - Leon Leopold Lewandoski, composer

1826 Birthday - Leon Minkus, composer

1825 Event - Nicaraguan constituent assembly meets at Leon

1817 Birthday - Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer

1591 Death - Luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies

1513 Event - Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain

1513 Event - Florida discovered, claimed for Spain by Ponce de Leon

1513 Event - Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon discovers Florida

1508 Event - Juan Ponce de Leon arrives in Puerto Rico

1472 Death - Leon Battista Alberti, Italian authors, poet, philosopher, and architect, 'Della Pittura', dies at 68

1460 Birthday - Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida

1404 Birthday - Leon Battista Alberti, born in Genoa, Italy, Italian authors, poet, philosopher, and architect, 'Della Pittura'

1399 Death - John of Ghent, duke of Lancaster/king of Castile and Leon, dies at 58

1369 Death - Pedro, the Cruel, King/tyrant of Castile and Leon, murdered

1350 Death - Alfonso XI, King of Castile and Leon, dies

1334 Birthday - Pedro, the Cruel, King of Castilia and Leon

1312 Death - Ferdinand V, king of Castilie/Leon, dies at 26

1295 Death - Sancho IV, the Brave, scholar/king of Castile/Leon, dies

1285 Birthday - Ferdinand V, king of Castile and Leon

1284 Death - Alfonso X, "El Sabio" King of Castilie/Leon (1252-84), dies at 62

1252 Event - King Alfonso X "el Sabio" of Castilie/Leon crowned

1252 Death - Ferdinand III the holy, King of Castilie/Leon, dies

1230 Death - Alfonso IX, king of Leon/Castilie, dies

1221 Birthday - Alfonso X, the Wise, king of Castile and Leon, 1252-84

1188 Death - Ferdinand II, king of Castilie/Leon/Asturie/Galicie, dies

1109 Death - Alfonso VI, (imperator totius Hispaniae), king of Leon, dies

1085 Event - King Alfonso VI of Castily/Leon occupy Toledo on Moren

1085 Death - King Alfonso VI, of Leon conquered Toledo, dies

1028 Death - Alfonso V, King of Leon/Galicia (999-1028), dies in battle













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