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Crash - Notable Historical Events

Ted WilliamsFeb 16, 1953

Buddy HollyFeb 3, 1959

Robin GibbNov 5, 1967

John LennonJul 1, 1969

Muddy WatersOct 11, 1969

Stevie WonderAug 6, 1973

Robert PlantAug 4, 1975

Barbara BachMay 19, 1980

Leo DurocherFeb 17, 1989

John F. Kennedy JrJul 16, 1999

Reese WitherspoonMar 5, 2006

ObamaApr 23, 2013

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Crash - Historical Events
Date Event
1873-05-09

Der Krach: Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression.

1876-12-29

11 passenger cars crash in a ravine near Ashtabula Ohio, 92 die

1893-05-05

Panic of 1893: Great crash on NY Stock Exchange

1893-06-27

Great stock crash on NY stock exchange

1903-09-27

Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name.

1910-03-02

2 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington Washington, 118 die

1913-10-15

Train crash in Liverpool during "Black Week"

1923-07-06

Rail crash on New Zealand's main trunk line; 17 killed and 28 injured

1927-05-17

U.S. Army aviation pioneer, Major Harold Geiger, dies in the crash of his Airco DH.4 de Havilland plane at Olmstead Field, Pennsylvania

1929-09-03

Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches all time high of 381.17, to be shortly followed by the Crash of 1929.

1929-10-24

"Black Thursday", start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%

1931-01-07

Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's west coast.

1932-09-11

Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, are killed in a plane crash when their RWD 6 crashes into the ground during a storm.

1933-12-23

Train crash in Eastern Paris; 230 die

1939-08-13

Sabotage suspected in crash of 'City of San Francisco'

1945-09-30

Bourne End rail crash, Hertfordshire, England killed 43

1946-07-24

9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash

1947-02-18

24 die in a train crash in Gallitzin Pa

1948-07-24

4 Duluth Minn Dukes (St Louis Cards Class C farm team) die in crash

1949-05-04

Air crash at Turin (whole Torino soccer team survives)

1950-02-17

31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center NY

1950-06-12

2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die

1950-09-11

33 die in a train crash in Coshocton Ohio

1950-11-22

79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY

1951-11-25

17 die in a train crash in Woodstock, Alabama

1952-10-08

Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.

1953-02-16

Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet, later awarded the Air medal

1953-03-27

21 die in a train crash in Conneaut, Ohio

1953-08-02

Betty Jack Davis, singer (w/Skeeter Davis), killed in car crash

1953-12-24

2 fast express trains crash head-on killing 103 (Czechoslovakia)

1954-11-23

For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.

1956-01-22

30 die in a train crash in Los Angeles

1956-02-28

13 die in a train crash in Swampscott Mass

1956-09-05

20 die in a train crash in Springer NM

1957-06-11

12 die in a train crash in Vroman Colo

1957-09-29

Passenger train & oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, 300 die

1958-09-15

48 die in a train crash in Elizabethport NJ

1959-02-03

"The Day the Music Died" plane crash kills musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J. P. Richardson and pilot near Clear Lake Iowa.

1960-03-14

14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield Calif

1960-10-10

16 California Poly football team members die in plane crash in Toledo

1960-10-24

Disaster on USSR (Baikonoer) launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin & team (165 die-unconfirmed); USSR claims killed in plane crash

1961-02-15

Entire US figure skating team of 18, dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash

1961-09-10

Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his Ferrari.

1961-10-30

UN unanimously elects U Thant acting secretary general after the death of Dag Hammarskjöld in a plane crash

1962-04-25

US Ranger spacecraft crash lands on Moon

1962-04-26

Ranger 4 crash lands on (backside of) Moon

1962-05-30

69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)

1962-07-28

19 die in a train crash in Steelton Pa

1963-05-24

1st Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely

1963-11-09

450 die in a coal-dust explosion & 160 die in train crash (Japan)

1963-11-12

Train crash in Japan, kills 164

1963-12-08

Pan Am Flight 214 crashes outside Elkton, Maryland with 81 killed. Only case of lighting causing air crash

1965-10-04

USSR launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon

1966-01-17

B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die

1966-03-05

75 MPH air currents causes BOAC 707 crash into Mount Fuji, 124 die

1966-05-27

6 French fighters crash above Spain

1966-12-28

13 die in a train crash in Everett Mass

1967-08-25

Train crash at Beesd, 2 die

1967-09-04

Train crash at Arnhem, Netherlands, kills 5

1967-11-05

The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb.

1969-07-01

John Lennon & Yoko Ono are admitted to hospital after a car crash

1969-10-11

Blues artist Muddy Waters involved in a car crash that kills 3

1970-11-14

Marshall U football team wiped out in air crash at Kenova WV

1971-05-19

USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars

1971-05-30

Train crash at Duivendrecht, Netherlands, 5 die

1971-06-10

11 die in a train crash in Salem Ill

1971-11-27

Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars

1972-06-15

Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 die

1972-10-13

Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountains, (passengers eat crash victims to survive, 16 of 45 rescued 2 months later)

1972-12-23

16 plane crash survivors rescued after 70d, survived by cannabalism

1973-01-23

Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Moslem pilgrims

1973-08-06

Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma

1973-08-25

Butch Trucks, drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks a leg in a car crash

1975-02-28

A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.

1975-08-04

Robert Plant is involved in a car crash in Rhodes

1977-03-27

583 die in aviation's worst disaster KLM-Pan Am 747 crash on Tenerife

1977-10-20

Six killed in Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash in McComb, Mississippi including band members Ronnie Vanzant, Steve Gains, Cassie Gaines and Dean kilpatrick

1977-12-13

14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash

1979-08-28

Train crash at Nijmegen, 7 die

1980-03-14

Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)

1980-03-27

Elevator in Vaal Reef S Afr gold mine crash 1900m down (23 die)

1980-05-19

Ringo & Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash

1980-07-25

Train crash at Winsum, 9 die

1981-10-01

Iranian plane crash

1982-07-13

Train crash at Aalter Belgium, 5 killed

1983-11-12

4 die in a train crash in Marshall Texas

1984-07-07

5 die in a train crash in Williston, Vermont

1984-12-31

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in a car crash

1985-01-19

4 die in a car & train crash in Buda Ill

1985-08-02

5 die in a train crash in Westminster Colo

1985-08-03

Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed

1985-09-08

7 die in a car & train crash in San Jose, Calif

1985-12-12

248 US soldiers & 8 crew members die in Arrow Air charter crash

1987-01-04

16 die in a train crash in Chase Md

1987-11-15

28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver

1987-12-07

43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in California (man shot pilots)

1987-12-20

Dona Paz ferry sinks after crash with oil tanker Vector, 4386 die

1988-05-14

Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.

1988-06-01

Train crash in Zeeland Neth, kills 2

1988-08-17

Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.

1988-08-28

70 killed in crash of three Italian air force fighters at air show at Ramstein, Germany

1988-11-02

Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash

1988-12-04

Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash

1989-02-17

Former baseball player/manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash

1989-08-07

U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.

1989-08-13

2 hot-air balloons crash at Alice Springs, Australia, 13 killed

1991-03-16

7 of Reba McEntire band members are killed in a plane crash

1991-09-11

14 die in a Continental Express commuter plane crash near Houston

1991-09-11

Air crash at Djeddah, Saudi-Arabia, 263 die

1991-12-29

Boeing 747-200F of China Airlines crash into mountain at Taipei

1992-04-22

Plane crash at Perris Valley Airport California, kills 16 parachutists

1992-05-22

California Angels, are involved in a bus crash, in NJ

1992-12-01

2 C-141B Starlifters collide in Montana & crash, 13 die

1993-08-02

Train crash in tunnel at Vega de Anzo Spain, 12 killed

1993-11-13

Chinese MD82 makes crash landing at Urumqi, 12 killed

1994-03-13

Oil tank/airship crash at Bosporus (huge fire/15+ killed)

1994-05-24

Poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash

1994-06-30

Airbus A330 crash at Toulouse France (7 killed)

1994-07-02

US Air DC-9 crash in North Carolina, 37 killed

1994-08-01

Train crash in Havana Cuba, 6 killed

1994-08-13

Train crash in Tbilisi Georgia, 24 killed

1994-08-21

Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crash down at Agadir, 44 killed

1994-10-31

American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed

1997-06-13

Red Wings Vladimir Konstantinov & Slava Fetisov hurt in car crash

1997-08-31

Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in a road tunnel, Paris

1997-10-20

Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty

1997-11-18

FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash

1999-07-16

John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.

1999-09-23

Qantas Flight 1 overruns the runway in Bangkok during a storm. While some passengers only received minor injuries, it is still the worst crash in Qantas's history to date.

1999-10-05

The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.

2000-10-17

Train crash at Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack.

2001-02-18

Crash during Daytona 500 race on last lap claims life of Dale Earnhardt

2001-02-28

Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash.

2001-09-11

Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the Pentagon causing the death of 125 people

2001-09-11

Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard

2002-05-25

A train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people.

2004-02-26

Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2004-03-19

A truck and a bus crash head-on in Äänekoski, Finland. 24 people are killed and 13 injured.

2004-09-08

The NASA unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.

2004-10-24

10 people, including 4 family members of Rick Hendrick, are killed in a plane crash near Martinsville Speedway. The plane was owned by NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports.

2004-11-30

Lion Air Flight 538 crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26.

2005-01-26

Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.

2005-04-25

107 die in Amagasaki rail crash in Japan.

2006-03-05

78th Academy Awards - "Crash," Philip Seymour Hoffman & Reese Witherspoon win

2006-08-27

Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.

2007-01-03

National Express has its worst ever coach crash just outside Heathrow Airport.

2008-02-23

a B-2 Spirit of the USAF crashes at Guam. The crew survived but the aircraft was written off, making it the most expensive air crash in human history (the aircraft alone cost $1.2Bn). The B-2 had a perfect safety record before the crash; not one B-2 ever crashed.

2008-08-20

Spanair Flight 5022, from Madrid to Gran Canaria, skids off the runway and crashes at Barajas Airport. 146 people are killed in the crash, 8 more die afterwards. Only 18 people survive.

2009-06-22

2009 Washington Metro subway crash: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing 9 and injuring over 80.

2011-09-07

Plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team

2012-02-22

Train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 50 and injures hundreds

2012-03-03

Lorry crash in east Guinea kills 50 and injures 27

2012-03-03

Two trains crash in Szczekociny, Poland, with 16 people dead and up to 50 injured

2012-03-13

28 people, including 22 children, are killed in a motorway bus crash near Sierre, Switzerland

2012-04-01

Plane crash in Western Siberia kills at least 31 people (UTair Aviation ATR-72)

2012-04-20

Plane crash near Islamabad, Pakistan, kills 127 people

2012-06-03

Plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, kills all 152 passengers and 40 people on the ground

2012-06-10

A Helicopter crash near Nairobi, Kenya, kills five people, including George Saitoti, a Kenyan cabinet minister

2012-07-15

39 pilgrims are killed in a bus crash in Parasi, Nepal

2012-08-19

32 people are killed after a plane crash in Talodi, Sudan

2012-08-26

36 people are killed in a bus crash in Yan'an, China

2012-09-28

Aircraft crash kills 16 people in Kathmandu, Nepal

2012-11-10

17 people are killed in a helicopter crash as a result of bad weather in Turkey

2012-11-30

At least 32 people are killed in a Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane crash in the Congo

2012-12-29

5 people are killed in a Tupolev Tu-204 plane crash in Moscow

2012-12-30

9 people are killed and 26 are injured in a tour bus crash off interstate 84, Oregon, US

2013-01-17

8 people are killed in a plane crash in Chiapas, Mexico

2013-01-24

17 people are killed and 34 are injured in a bus crash in Taperas, Bolivia

2013-03-19

27 people are killed and 14 are injured in a bus crash in Maharashtra, India

2013-04-23

A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama

2013-06-23

18 Romanians are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crash in Montenegro

2013-07-06

3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport

2013-07-13

Ten people are killed after a bus crash in Minas Gerais, Brazil

2013-08-06

1 person is killed and 4 are injured after a hot air balloon crash in Montbovon, Sweden

2013-08-11

2 people are killed and 30 are injured after a coach crash in southern France

2013-08-21

37 people are killed and 16 are injured in a bus crash near Chin Swee Temple, Malaysia

2013-08-24

4 people are killed in a helicopter crash in the Shetland Islands

2015-11-04

South Sudan plane crash kills 15; baby among 3 survivors

2015-11-17

Russia offers $50 million reward in Sinai jet crash case

2015-11-18

ISIS claims they used soda can bomb in Metrojet crash

2015-12-11

4 dead in California medical helicopter crash

2016-02-09

Train Crash in Germany Kills at Least 9, Injures 150

2016-03-02

Former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon dies in car crash

2016-03-13

Germanwings Crash Inquiry Urges Stricter Oversight of Pilots' Mental Health

2016-05-21

Flight data showed smoke alerts on EgyptAir plane before crash -CNN

2016-05-28

New York plane crash: WW2 aircraft in Hudson River

2016-07-31

Texas hot air balloon crash: 'No survivors' among 16 on board

2016-10-30

Miami baseball star Fernandez was drunk, had cocaine in system at fatal crash

2016-11-22

At Least 6 Children Die in School Bus Crash in Chattanooga

2016-12-04

Grieving Brazilian town receives bodies of soccer plane-crash victims

2017-03-30

Three tornado chasers die in Texas crash

2017-08-06

US suspends search for missing Marines after crash off Australia

2017-08-22

USS McCain the 4th Navy warship to crash in Asia this year

2018-01-01

Costa Rica seeks cause of plane crash that killed 10 from US

2018-05-20

Cuba confirms 110 killed in country's deadliest plane crash since 1989

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Crash - Birthdays
Date Event
1882-02-08

Thomas Selfridge, First person to die in an airplane crash (d. 1908).

1890-05-30

Larry Barretto, The Crash

1895-10-29

Julius Bernheim, Crash Donovan

1902-02-14

Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Milwaukee, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch)

1910-04-23

Horace Silverstone, The Crash of 1929

1910-07-29

Bill Tinsman, Crash of Moons

1910-12-16

Hollingsworth Morse, Crash of Moons

1918-04-28

Jeffrey Potter, The Crash of 1929

1919-07-14

Lawrence 'Crash' Davis, Cobb

1926-12-17

Patricia Plunkett, Crash of Silence

1929-05-30

Gene Thom, Crash

1933-08-12

Parnelli Jones, Checkered Flag or Crash

1935-04-30

Larry Twedell, Crash

1935-05-01

Marlene Maddox, Crash of Silence

1937-01-02

Yuri Spilny, Crash Course

1937-04-15

Rolf Clemens, Crash

1938-03-31

Nicholas Winterton, Car Crash: The DeLorean Story

1939-06-16

Billy 'Crash' Craddock, Episode #5.6

1940-06-16

Billy "Crash" Craddock, Greensboro NC, singer

1941-01-11

Ben Nye Jr., Crash

1944-07-23

Mandy Miller, Crash of Silence

1949-08-21

Loretta Devine, Crash

1949-12-09

Nando Parrado, Uruguayan plane crash survivor

1951-04-21

Tony Danza, Crash

1951-9-07

Mark Isham, Crash

1953-03-10

Paul Haggis, Crash

1954-07-19

Daniel Amen, The Crash Reel

1954-11-26

Michael Becker, Crash

1955-04-05

Janice Long, British radio host (Crash FM)

1956-10-01

Christopher Dusendschon, Crash

1956-9-16

RaMona Fleetwood, Crash

1957-04-22

Donald Tusk, Alps Plane Crash

1958-01-09

Thomas Jauch, Crash Point: Berlin

1958-9-26

Darby Crash, Grand Theft Auto V

1959-01-27

Glenn Taranto, Crash

1959-10-12

René Magul, Crash Test Dummies

1959-11-08

Lisa E. Falk, Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232

1960-01-02

Jan Stecker, Stock Car Crash Challenge 2005

1960-01-27

David Jeremiah, The Crash of Flight 191

1960-06-23

Judah Katz, Crash

1960-11-19

Andy Crash Kelly, The Big One

1961-05-30

Bob Yari, Crash

1961-11-27

Norbert Dickel, Stock Car Crash Challenge 2005

1962-02-22

Sylva Kelegian, Crash

1962-05-09

Brendan O'Brien, Crash Bandicoot: Warped

1962-12-13

Andreas Müller, Stock Car Crash Challenge 2005

1963-11-18

Dana Gonzales, Crash

1963-9-20

Susanne Wilhelmina, Polski Crash

1964-01-10

Brad Roberts, Canadian singer (Crash Test Dummies)

1964-11-29

Don Cheadle, Crash

1965-02-27

Oliver Reck, Stock Car Crash Challenge 2006

1965-08-08

Kimberly A. Ray, Crash Landing

1966-05-20

Dato Bakhtadze, Crash

1966-07-14

Ellen Reid, Canadian musician (Crash Test Dummies)

1966-07-14

Ellen Reid, Martin Lawrence/Crash Test Dummies

1966-11-07

Billy Gallo, Crash

1966-12-18

Jayden Lund, Crash

1966-12-30

Allan Steele, Crash

1967-03-03

Sean Hubbert, Crash

1967-05-22

Dan Roberts, Martin Lawrence/Crash Test Dummies

1967-11-22

Erik Betts, Crash

1968-12-27

Ken Garito, Crash

1969-04-09

Marc Fishman, Crash

1969-07-16

Karina Arroyave, Crash

1969-10-06

Sean Cory, Crash

1970-01-19

Steffen Freund, Stock Car Crash Challenge 2005

1970-05-19

Stuart Cable, Crash

1970-11-17

Ryôko Tachikawa, Bubblegum Crash!

1970-9-10

Art Chudabala, Crash

1971-01-31

Edwin Scott, The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence

1971-10-24

Christopher A. Zwirner, Crash

1972-01-07

David Haisch, A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

1972-08-23

Greg Murphy, Crash Course NZ

1973-04-11

Jennifer Esposito, Crash

1974-06-03

Kelly Jones, Crash

1975-02-22

Ime Etuk, Crash

1976-04-14

Simone McAullay, Crash Site

1976-06-14

Alida-Nadine Kurras, Stock Car Crash Challenge 2005

1977-02-01

Daniel V. Graulau, Crash & Burn

1978-01-29

Martin Schmitt, Stock Car Crash Challenge 2005

1978-04-23

Matt Weinglass, Crash

1978-10-01

Amy Gross, Crash Tag Team Racing

1980-01-12

Tim Farrell, Crash

1980-9-26

Michael John Koetter, Crash

1981-01-30

Mathias Lauda, Stock Car Crash Challenge 2005

1981-07-25

Lissette Arenas, Florida Swamp Air Crash

1981-08-01

Christofer Heimeroth, Stock Car Crash Challenge 2005

1982-08-05

Tobias Regner, Stock Car Crash Challenge 2006

1982-11-02

Leigh Livingstone, Chicago Plane Crash

1982-11-28

Billy Crank, Christmas Crash

1982-9-03

Sarah Burke, The Crash Reel

1983-02-07

Christian Klien, Stock Car Crash Challenge 2005

1983-05-30

Rory Bushfield, The Crash Reel

1983-08-18

Haleigh Sheehan, System Crash

1983-10-08

C.R. Johnson, The Crash Reel

1985-01-02

Damien Bodie, Crash Zone

1987-05-10

Aaron Charlton Smith, Don LaFontaine/Crash Course/BTS Crash Course

1987-11-10

Mason Aguirre, The Crash Reel

Crash - Notable Deaths

Carlos GardelJun 24, 1935

Will RogersAug 15, 1935

Guy GibsonSep 19, 1944

James DeanSep 30, 1955

Ramon MagsaysayMar 17, 1957

Buddy HollyFeb 3, 1959

Patsy ClineMar 5, 1963

Yuri GagarinMar 27, 1968

Rocky MarcianoAug 31, 1969

Roberto ClementeDec 31, 1972

Tim HortonFeb 21, 1974

Grace KellySep 14, 1982

Stevie Ray VaughanAug 27, 1990

Sam KinisonApr 10, 1992

Diana SpencerAug 31, 1997

John DenverOct 12, 1997

John F. Kennedy JrJul 16, 1999

Payne StewartOct 25, 1999

Jenni RiveraDec 9, 2012

Crash - Deaths
Date Event
1908-09-17

Thomas E Selfridge, earlier US aviator, 1st to die in an air crash

1919-12-18

John Alcock, pilot (1st non-stop over Atlantic), dies in crash at 27

1931-03-31

Knute Rockne, football player/coach, dies in a plane crash at 43

1934-06-27

Max Pallenberg, Austria actor (Brave Suender), dies in air crash at 56

1935-05-19

Thomas E Lawrence (of Arabia), dies in a motorcycle crash

1935-06-24

Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, dies in a plane crash at 44

1935-08-15

Wiley Post, aviation pioneer, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 36

1935-08-15

Will Rogers, humorist, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 55

1937-05-09

Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer, dies in crash at 43

1937-07-22

Ted McDonald, cricketer (43 wickets for Australia), dies in car crash

1937-09-26

Bessie Smith, singer, dies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43

1938-06-26

James Weldon Johnson, black leader (NAACP), dies in car crash at 67

1942-01-16

Carole Lombard, American actress (To Be or Not to Be), dies of plane crash at 33

1943-03-27

Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1), killed in crash

1944-03-23

O C Wingate, British general-major (Burma), dies in air crash

1944-09-19

Guy Gibson, British wing commander, dies in a plane crash at 26

1944-09-27

Aristide Maillol, Fr sculptor/graphic artist, dies in car crash at 82

1947-01-26

Gustav Adolf, crown prince of Sweden, dies in air crash

1955-09-30

James Dean, actor (Rebel Without a Cause), dies in a car crash at age 24

1956-09-27

Milburn Apt, in X-2 rocket plane reaches 3370 kph, but, dies in crash

1957-03-17

Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines, dies in a plane crash at 49

1957-07-04

Judy Tyler, actress (Princess-Howdy Doody), dies at 24 in car crash

1958-02-06

7 Manchester United soccer players die in an air crash near Munich

1958-02-22

Michael Todd, film magnate, killed in an New Mexico air crash

1958-03-22

Mike Todd, US film and theatre producer and 3rd husband of Elizabeth Taylor dies in a plane crash aged 48

1959-02-03

Big Bopper, rocker, dies in plane crash at 28

1959-02-03

Buddy Holly, rock and roll musician (That'll be the Day), dies in a plane crash at 22

1959-02-03

Richie Valens, rock vocalist (Donna), killed in plane crash at 17

1959-09-09

O'Neil Gordon Collie Smith, WI cricket all-rounder, dies in car crash

1960-02-06

Jesse Belvin, rocker, dies at 26 in a car crash

1960-04-17

Eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash

1961-03-12

Belinda Lee, actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25

1961-09-18

Dag Hammarskjoeld, UN Sect Gen, dies in an air crash over Congo at 56

1962-01-12

Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), killed in auto crash at 42

1962-01-13

Ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42

1963-03-05

Patsy Cline, country singer (Crazy), dies in a plane crash at 30

1964-02-13

Ken Hubbs, 2nd baseman (Chicago Cubs), dies in plane crash at 22

1964-07-02

Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, biggest NASCAR money winner, dies in crash

1964-07-31

Jim Reeves, US country singer, dies in air crash at 39

1964-10-31

Theodore C Freeman, astronaut, dies at 34 in a T-38 jet air crash

1966-02-28

Charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet

1966-02-28

Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, dies at 38 in T-38 jet crash

1966-06-06

Claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash

1966-10-07

Johnny Kidd, rocker (Johnny Kidd & Pirates), dies at 26 in a car crash

1967-06-06

Edward G Givens Jr, Major USAF/astronaut, dies in an car crash at 47

1967-06-29

Jayne Mansfield, actress (Female Jungle), dies in a car crash at 34

1967-10-05

Clifton C Williams Jr, astronaut, dies at 35, in T-38 jet crash

1967-11-04

June Thorburn, actress (Tom Thumb), dies in plane crash at 36

1967-11-15

Michael James Adams, USAF pilot (X-15), dies in X-15 crash at 37

1967-12-10

Carl Cunningham, rocker (Bar-kays), killed in a plane crash

1967-12-10

Jimmy King, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash

1967-12-10

Otis Redding, singer (Dock of Bay), dies in plane crash at 26

1967-12-10

Phalin Jones, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in plane crash

1967-12-10

Ron Caldwell, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash

1968-03-27

Yuri Gagarin, 1st man to orbit Earth, & Seryogin, in plane crash at 34

1968-04-21

Toby Halicki, car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt

1969-08-31

Rocky Marciano, former heavyweight champ, dies in a plane crash at 45

1971-05-28

Audie Murphy, American actor (Whispering Smiths), dies of plane crash at 45

1971-05-30

Audie Murphy, most decorated American WW II hero/actor (Sierra), killed in plane crash at 46

1971-09-13

Lin Piao, Chinese party leader, dies in air crash at 63 [or Sept 13]

1972-07-06

Brandon De Wilde, actor (Jamie), dies at 30 in a car crash

1972-11-11

Berry Oakley, US rock bassist (Allman Bro), dies in car crash at 24

1972-12-08

George Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash

1972-12-31

Roberto Clemente, slugger (Pitts Pirate), dies in a plane crash at 38

1973-09-20

Jim Croce, vocalist (Time in a Bottle), dies in a plane crash at 30

1974-02-21

Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons, dies in a car crash at 44

1974-11-13

Karen Silkwood, killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances

1976-01-03

Michael V Love, US test pilot (X-24), dies in F-4 crash at 37

1976-01-18

Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes, Sparta), dies in crash [or 1/17]

1976-08-10

Ray "Crash" Corrigan, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), dies at 74

1977-03-27

Eve Meyer, X actress (Immoral Mr Teas), dies in a plane crash at 46

1977-09-16

Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29

1977-10-20

Cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28

1977-10-20

Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 29

1977-10-20

Steve Gaines, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in air crash at 28

1978-12-27

Chris Bell, rock guitarist (Big Star), dies at 27 in car crash

1979-08-02

Thurmon Munson, NY Yankee, killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32

1979-10-03

Claudia Jennings, playmate (Nov, 1969), dies in car crash at 29

1980-12-07

Darby Crash, rocker, dies at 22

1980-12-07

Darby Crash, Grand Theft Auto V

1981-07-16

Harry Chapin, folk vocalist (Taxi), dies in car crash at 38

1981-07-31

Gen Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama, dies in plane crash

1981-09-01

Bùi Thanh Liêm, Vietnamese cosmonaut, dies in a MiG-21 crash at 32

1982-01-07

Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash

1982-03-19

Randy Rhoads, heavy metal guitarist (Ozzy Osbourne), air crash at 25

1982-09-14

Grace Kelly, princess of Monaco, dies in a car crash at 52

1984-09-19

June Preisser, dancer/actress (Babes in Arms), dies in car crash at 61

1986-05-24

Stephen D Thorne, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, dies in a plane crash at 33

1986-09-27

Cliff Burton, rock bassist (Metallica), dies in bus crash at 24

1986-10-20

Samora Machel, president of Mozambique, dies in air crash at 53

1987-03-23

Dean Paul Martin, musician/tennis pro, killed in plane crash at 29

1988-01-23

Hollingsworth Morse, Crash of Moons

1988-03-03

Lois Wilson, actress (Crash, Deluge, Bright Eyes), dies

1988-04-09

Dave Prater, rocker (Sam & Dave), dies in a car crash at 50

1988-05-16

Kay Baxter, best bodybuilder in the world (1983-85), dies in car crash at 42

1988-08-15

Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, killed in plane crash

1988-08-17

Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, pres of Pakistan (1978-88), dies in plane crash at 64

1988-08-18

Alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42

1989-01-13

Joe Spinell, actor (Maniac, Star Crash, Strike Force), dies at 51

1989-06-17

Stanley David Griggs, astronaut (STS 51-D), dies plane crash at 59

1989-08-07

Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia

1990-08-27

Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues guitarist, dies in a helicopter crash at 35

1990-11-25

Bill Vukovich, Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27

1991-03-16

7 members of Reba McIntire's band, killed in a plane crash

1991-04-04

John Heinz, (Sen-R-Pa), dies in a plane crash, dies at 52

1991-04-05

John Tower, (Sen-R-Tx), dies in a plane crash at 65

1991-05-22

Lino Brocka, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51

1991-09-22

Reynold Abel Dorris, (Broken Cord), dies at 23 in car crash

1992-04-01

Juanito, soccer star (Madrid Real 1977-87), dies at 37 in car crash

1992-04-10

Sam Kinison, loud mouth comedian, dies in a car crash at 38

1992-04-19

Robert F Clayton, drummer (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash

1992-04-19

Robert Paul Haynes, bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash

1992-06-24

Tony LeMans, singer/songwriter, dies in a car crash at 29

1992-06-25

Jerome Brown, defensive tackle (Phila Eagle), dies in car crash at 27

1993-03-05

Peter Bierdrager, Dutch Fokker's-test pilot, dies in air crash

1993-04-01

Alan Kulwicki, stock car racer, dies in plane crash at 38

1993-04-19

George Mickelson, Gov of SD, & 7 others, die in a plane crash

1993-07-13

Davey Allisson, race car drive, dies in a plane crash at 32

1993-08-01

Alfred Manessier, Fr painter (glass-in-lead), dies in car crash at 81

1994-03-22

Igor Aleinikov, Russian director (tractors, air crash), dies at 32

1994-04-08

Frank Wells, president (Disney), dies in helicopter crash

1994-04-30

Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver, dies in crash at 31

1994-05-01

Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Grand prix driver, dies in crash at 34

1995-01-04

Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor, dies in air crash at 52

1995-03-23

Alan Barton, singer (Smokie, Black Lace), dies in a bus crash

1995-10-06

Walter "Crash" Morgan, drummer, dies at 35

1995-11-30

William Roerick, actor (Guiding Light), dies in car crash at 83

1996-04-10

Jessica Dubroff, attempting to be youngest pilot, dies in crash at 7

1996-06-20

Hellevi Rombin Schine, Miss Universe (1955), dies in plane crash at 64

1997-01-01

Graham Kersey, cricket wicket keeper, dies in car crash

1997-08-10

Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola), dies in air crash at 43

1997-08-31

Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36

1997-10-12

John Denver, American country music star (Country Boy), dies in a plane crash at 53

1999-07-16

John F. Kennedy Jr., American publisher (George) and lawyer, dies in a plane crash at 38

1999-10-25

Payne Stewart, American golfer, dies in a plane crash at 42

2001-02-18

Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver dies in car crash at Daytona 500 race (b. 1951)

2001-08-31

Lawrence 'Crash' Davis, Cobb

2003-11-06

Crash Holly, American professional wrestler (b. 1971)

2004-09-26

Horace Silverstone, The Crash of 1929

2006-04-30

Lawrence Patrick, Biomechanics Professor, crash test subject

2010-02-24

C.R. Johnson, The Crash Reel

2010-04-10

Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish statesman is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 90

2010-04-10

Maria Kaczyńska, Polish economist and First Lady of Poland, is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 67

2010-04-10

Lech Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, then President of Poland is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 60

2010-05-28

Larry Twedell, Crash

2010-06-07

Stuart Cable, Crash

2011-01-16

Michael Becker, Crash

2012-01-19

Sarah Burke, The Crash Reel

2012-12-09

Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter, dies in a plane crash at 43

2012-12-15

Jeffrey Potter, The Crash of 1929

2016-03-20

Roger Agnelli, Brazilian banker who became Vale CEO, dies in plane crash aged 56

2016-06-20

Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin dies in car crash aged 27

2016-08-31

Ice Road Truckers star Darrell Ward dies in plane crash aged 52

2016-09-23

Mia Farrow's Son Thaddeus Wilk Dies In Car Crash, Aged 27

2017-01-14

Guitarist Tommy Allsup, who escaped death in Buddy Holly plane crash, dies aged 85

2017-04-23

Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi dies aged 37 after training crash

2017-10-04

Second victim dies from Barton County crash

2017-11-08

Former MLB Star Roy Halladay Dies in Plane Crash at Age 40

2017-11-21

Terry Glenn: Former NFL wide receiver dies aged 43 in car crash


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