Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Plough Monday can fall, while January 13 is the latest; celebrated on Monday after Epiphany (Europe).

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Tricolour day or Festa del Tricolore (Italy)

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Holidays and observances

Christian Feast Day

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Holidays and observances


1325 - Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal.

Events695 years ago

1558 - French troops, led by Francis, Duke of Guise, take Calais, the last continental possession of England.

Events462 years ago

1608 - Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia.

Events412 years ago

1610 - Galileo Galilei makes his first observation of the four Galilean moons: Ganymede, Callisto, Io and Europa, although he is not able to distinguish the last two until the following day.

Events410 years ago

1738 - A peace treaty is signed between Peshwa Bajirao and Jai Singh II following Maratha victory in the Battle of Bhopal.

Events282 years ago

1782 - The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.

Events238 years ago

1785 - Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries travel from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in a gas balloon.

Events235 years ago

1835 - HMS Beagle drops anchor off the Chonos Archipelago.

Events185 years ago
Events126 years ago

1904 - The distress signal "CQD" is established only to be replaced two years later by "SOS".

Events116 years ago

1919 - Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel against the planned annexation of Montenegro by Serbia, but fail.

Events101 years ago

1920 - The New York State Assembly refuses to seat five duly elected Socialist assemblymen.

Events100 years ago

1922 - Dáil Éireann ratifies the Anglo-Irish Treaty by a 64–57 vote.

Events98 years ago

1927 - The first transatlantic telephone service is established from New York City to London.

Events93 years ago

1928 - A disastrous flood of the River Thames kills 14 people and causes extensive damage to much of riverside London.

Events92 years ago

1931 - 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.

Events89 years ago
Events85 years ago

1940 - Winter War: The Finnish 9th Division stop and completely destroy the numerically superior Soviet forces on the Raate-Suomussalmi road.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: The siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins.

Events78 years ago

1945 - World War II: British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.

Events75 years ago

1948 - Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell crashes while in pursuit of a supposed UFO.

Events72 years ago

1954 - Georgetown-IBM experiment: The first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.

Events66 years ago

1955 - Contralto Marian Anderson becomes the first person of color to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in Giuseppe Verdi's Un ballo in maschera.

Events65 years ago

1959 - The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.

Events61 years ago

1968 - Surveyor Program: Surveyor 7, the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifts off from launch complex 36A, Cape Canaveral.

Events52 years ago

1973 - Mark Essex fatally shoots ten people and wounds 13 others at Howard Johnson's Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, before being shot to death by police officers.

Events47 years ago

1979 - Third Indochina War: Cambodian–Vietnamese War: Phnom Penh falls to the advancing Vietnamese troops, driving out Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.

Events41 years ago

1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.

Events40 years ago

1984 - Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Events36 years ago

1985 - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launches Sakigake, Japan's first interplanetary spacecraft and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the United States or the Soviet Union.

Events35 years ago

1991 - Roger Lafontant, former leader of the Tonton Macoute in Haiti under François Duvalier, attempts a coup d'état, which ends in his arrest.

Events29 years ago

1993 - The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.

Events27 years ago

1993 - Bosnian War: The Bosnian Army executes a surprise attack at the village of Kravica in Srebrenica.

Events27 years ago

1999 - The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins.

Events21 years ago

2012 - A hot air balloon crashes near Carterton, New Zealand, killing all 11 people on board.

Events8 years ago

2015 - Two gunmen commit mass murder at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, shooting twelve people execution style, and wounding eleven others.

Events5 years ago

2015 - A car bomb explodes outside a police college in the Yemeni capital Sana'a with at least 38 people reported dead and more than 63 injured.

Events5 years ago

2020 - The 6.4M 2020 Guayanilla earthquake kills one and injures eight in southern Puerto Rico.

Events0 years ago


889 - Li Bian, emperor of Southern Tang (d. 943)

Births665 years ago

1502 - Pope Gregory XIII (d. 1585)

Births518 years ago

1634 - Adam Krieger, German organist and composer (d. 1666)

Births386 years ago
Births373 years ago

1685 - Jonas Alströmer, Swedish agronomist and businessman (d. 1761)

Births335 years ago

1706 - Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (d. 1751)

Births314 years ago

1713 - Giovanni Battista Locatelli, Italian director and manager (d. 1785)

Births307 years ago

1718 - Israel Putnam, American general (d. 1790)

Births302 years ago

1746 - George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith, Scottish admiral and politician (d. 1823)

Births274 years ago

1768 - Joseph Bonaparte, Italian king (d. 1844)

Births252 years ago

1786 - John Catron, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1865)

Births234 years ago

1797 - Mariano Paredes, Mexican general and 16th president (1845-1846) (d. 1849)

Births223 years ago

1800 - Millard Fillmore, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 13th President of the United States (d. 1874)

Births220 years ago

1814 - Robert Nicoll, Scottish poet (d.1837)

Births206 years ago

1815 - Elizabeth Louisa Foster Mather, American writer (d.1882)

Births205 years ago

1827 - Sandford Fleming, Scottish-Canadian engineer, created Universal Standard Time (d. 1915)

Births193 years ago

1830 - Albert Bierstadt, American painter (d. 1902)

Births190 years ago

1831 - Heinrich von Stephan, German postman, founded the Universal Postal Union (d. 1897)

Births189 years ago

1832 - James Munro, Scottish-Australian publisher and politician, 15th Premier of Victoria (d. 1908)

Births188 years ago

1834 - Johann Philipp Reis, German physicist and academic, invented the Reis telephone (d. 1874)

Births186 years ago

1837 - Thomas Henry Ismay, English businessman, founded the White Star Line Shipping Company (d. 1899)

Births183 years ago

1844 - Bernadette Soubirous, French nun and saint (d. 1879)

Births176 years ago

1850 - Joseph James Fletcher, Australian biologist (d. 1926)

Births170 years ago

1858 - Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Belarusian lexicographer and journalist (d. 1922)

Births162 years ago

1860 - Emanuil Manolov, Bulgarian composer (d. 1902)

Births160 years ago

1863Anna Murray Vail, American botanist and first librarian of the New York Botanical Garden (d. 1955)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Seo Jae-pil, South Korean-American journalist and activist (d. 1951)

Births156 years ago

1870 - Gordon Hewart, 1st Viscount Hewart, English judge and politician, 7th Lord Chief Justice of England (d. 1943)

Births150 years ago

1871 - Émile Borel, French mathematician and politician (d. 1956)

Births149 years ago

1873 - Charles Péguy, French poet and journalist (d. 1914)

Births147 years ago

1873 - Adolph Zukor, Hungarian-American film producer, co-founded Paramount Pictures (d. 1976)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Gustav Flatow, German gymnast (d. 1945)

Births145 years ago

1876 - William Hurlstone, English pianist and composer (d. 1906)

Births144 years ago

1877 - William Clarence Matthews, American baseball player, coach, and lawyer (d. 1928)

Births143 years ago

1885 - Edwin Swatek, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1966)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Oskar Luts, Estonian author and playwright (d. 1953)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Vera de Bosset, Russian-American ballerina (d. 1982)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Zora Neale Hurston, American novelist, short story writer, and folklorist (d. 1960)

Births129 years ago

1895 - Hudson Fysh, Australian pilot and businessman, co-founded Qantas Airways Limited (d. 1974)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Robert LeGendre, American pentathlete and dentist (d. 1931)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Al Bowlly, Mozambican-English singer-songwriter (d. 1941)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Francis Poulenc, French pianist and composer (d. 1963)

Births121 years ago

1900 - John Brownlee, Australian actor and singer (d. 1969)

Births120 years ago

1903 - Ioannis Despotopoulos, Greek architect and academic (d. 1992)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Alan Napier, English actor (d. 1988)

Births117 years ago

1905 - James Simpson Jr., American race car driver and politician (d. 1960)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Red Allen, American trumpet player (d. 1967)

Births114 years ago

1910 - Orval Faubus, American soldier and politician, 36th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Butterfly McQueen, American actress and dancer (d. 1995)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Charles Addams, American cartoonist, created The Addams Family (d. 1988)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Günter Wand, German conductor and composer (d. 2002)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Johnny Mize, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 1993)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Bobby McDermott, American basketball player (d. 1963)

Births106 years ago

1916 - W. L. Jeyasingham, Sri Lankan geographer and academic (d. 1989)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Babe Pratt, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1988)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Ulysses Kay, American composer and educator (d. 1995)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Milton Resnick, Russian-American painter and educator (d. 2004)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Steve Belichick, American football player, coach and scout (d. 2005)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Vincent Gardenia, Italian-American actor (d. 1992)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Esmeralda Arboleda Cadavid, Colombian politician (d. 1997)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Chester Kallman, American poet and translator (d. 1975)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Alvin Dark, American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Eric Jupp, English-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2003)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Jean-Pierre Rampal, French flute player (d. 2000)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Hugh Kenner, Canadian scholar and critic (d. 2003)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Pablo Birger, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1966)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Gene L. Coon, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1973)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Gerald Durrell, Indian-English zookeeper, conservationist and author, founded Durrell Wildlife Park (d. 1995)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Kim Jong-pil, South Korean lieutenant and politician, 11th Prime Minister of South Korea (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1928 - William Peter Blatty, American author and screenwriter (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Robert Juniper, Australian painter and sculptor (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Terry Moore, American actress

Births91 years ago

1931 - Mirja Hietamies, Finnish skier (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Joe Berinson, Australian pharmacist, lawyer, and politician; Attorney-General of Western Australia (d. 2018)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Elliott Kastner, American-English film producer (d. 2010)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Phil Mulkey, American decathlete and coach

Births87 years ago

1934 - Jean Corbeil, Canadian lawyer and politician, 29th Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 2002)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Charles Jenkins Sr., American sprinter and coach

Births86 years ago

1934 - Tassos Papadopoulos, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 5th President of Cyprus (d. 2008)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Li Shengjiao, Chinese diplomat and international jurist (d. 2017)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Kenny Davern, American clarinet player and saxophonist (d. 2006)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Valeri Kubasov, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2014)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Ducky Schofield, American baseball player

Births85 years ago

1936 - G. Robert Blakey, American lawyer and academic

Births84 years ago

1936 - Ben Cropp, Australian hunter and photographer

Births84 years ago

1936 - Hunter Davies, Scottish author and journalist

Births84 years ago

1936 - Ian La Frenais, English screenwriter and producer

Births84 years ago

1938 - Lou Graham, American golfer and soldier

Births82 years ago

1938 - Roland Topor, French illustrator, painter, and actor (d. 1997)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Fred Whitfield, American baseball player (d. 2013)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Tom Kiernan, Irish rugby player and coach

Births81 years ago

1940 - Anton Norris, Barbadian high jumper and cricketer

Births80 years ago

1941 - Iona Brown, English violinist and conductor (d. 2004)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Frederick D. Gregory, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

Births79 years ago

1941 - Manfred Schellscheidt, German-American soccer player and coach

Births79 years ago

1941 - John E. Walker, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births79 years ago

1942 - Vasily Alekseyev, Russian-German weightlifter and coach (d. 2011)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jim Lefebvre, American baseball player and manager

Births78 years ago

1942 - Danny Steinmann, American director and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Božin Pavlovski, Macedonian-Australian author

Births78 years ago

1943 - Sadako Sasaki, Japanese survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, known for one thousand origami cranes (d. 1955)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Mike McGear, British performing artist and rock photographer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Kotaro Suzumura, Japanese economist and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Tony Whitlam, Australian lawyer, judge, and politician

Births76 years ago

1945 - Tony Conigliaro, American baseball player and journalist (d. 1990)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Dick Marty, Swiss lawyer and politician

Births75 years ago

1945 - Raila Odinga, Kenyan engineer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Kenya

Births75 years ago

1946 - Michael Roizen, American anesthesiologist and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jann Wenner, American publisher, co-founded Rolling Stone

Births74 years ago

1947 - Tony Elliott, English publisher, founded Time Out

Births73 years ago

1947 - Mohammad-Reza Lotfi, Iranian setar player and composer (d. 2014)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Kenny Loggins, American singer-songwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Ichirou Mizuki, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births72 years ago

1950 - Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer-songwriter (d. 2016)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Ross Grimsley, American baseball player and coach

Births70 years ago

1950 - Malcolm Macdonald, English footballer and manager

Births70 years ago

1952 - Sammo Hung, Hong Kong actor, director, producer, and martial artist

Births68 years ago

1953 - Robert Longo, American painter and sculptor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Morris Titanic, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births67 years ago

1954 - Alan Butcher, English cricketer and coach

Births66 years ago

1954 - José María Vitier, Cuban pianist and composer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Mamata Shankar, Indian-Bengali actress who worked with Satyajit Ray

Births65 years ago

1956 - David Caruso, American actor

Births64 years ago

1956 - Mike Liut, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - Kostas Petropoulos, Greek basketball player and coach

Births64 years ago

1957 - Nicholson Baker, American novelist and essayist

Births63 years ago

1957 - Katie Couric, American television journalist, anchor, and author

Births63 years ago

1959 - Angela Smith, Baroness Smith of Basildon, English accountant and politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Kathy Valentine, American bass player and songwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Loretta Sanchez, American politician

Births60 years ago

1961 - Ian Mercer, English actor

Births59 years ago

1961 - Andrew Thomson, Australian lawyer and politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - John Thune, American lawyer and politician

Births59 years ago

1962 - Aleksandr Dugin, Russian sociologist and philosopher

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ron Rivera, American football player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Hallie Todd, American actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1963 - Rand Paul, American ophthalmologist and politician

Births57 years ago

1964 - Nicolas Cage, American actor

Births56 years ago

1965 - Alessandro Lambruschini, Italian runner

Births55 years ago

1965 - John Ondrasik, American singer-songwriter

Births55 years ago

1967 - Nick Clegg, English academic and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Births53 years ago

1967 - Tim Donaghy, American basketball player and referee

Births53 years ago

1967 - Guy Hebert, American ice hockey player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Ricky Stuart, Australian rugby player, coach, and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1969 - Rex Lee, American actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Marco Simone, Italian footballer and manager

Births51 years ago
Births50 years ago

1970 - Doug E. Doug, American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and film director

Births50 years ago

1970 - Todd Day, American basketball player and coach

Births50 years ago

1971 - Jeremy Renner, American actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Donald Brashear, American-Canadian ice hockey player and mixed martial artist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Shane Kelly, Australian cyclist

Births48 years ago

1974 - Alenka Bikar, Slovenian sprinter and politician

Births46 years ago

1976 - Vic Darchinyan, Armenian-Australian boxer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Éric Gagné, Canadian baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tomas Ražanauskas, Lithuanian footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Alfonso Soriano, Dominican baseball player

Births44 years ago

1977 - John Gidding, American architect and television host

Births43 years ago

1977 - Sofi Oksanen, Finnish author and playwright

Births43 years ago

1977 - Marco Storari, Italian footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Dean Cosker, English cricketer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Kevin Mench, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Aloe Blacc, American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, businessman and philanthropist.

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ha Jae-sook, South Korean actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ricardo Maurício, Brazilian racing driver

Births41 years ago

1980 - Campbell Johnstone, New Zealand rugby player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ivan Moody, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births40 years ago

1980 - Zöe Salmon, Northern Irish model and television host, Miss Northern Ireland 1999

Births40 years ago

1980 - Reece Simmonds, Australian rugby league player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Marquis Daniels, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Travis Friend, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Francisco Rodríguez, Venezuelan baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Hannah Stockbauer, German swimmer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ianina Zanazzi, Argentinian racing driver

Births38 years ago

1983 - Edwin Encarnación, Dominican baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Natalie Gulbis, American golfer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Diego Balbinot, Italian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Antonino Saviano, Italian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Bănel Nicoliță, Romanian footballer and manager

Births35 years ago

1985 - Lewis Hamilton, English racing driver

Births35 years ago

1986 - Wayne Routledge, English footballer winger

Births34 years ago

1987 - Stefan Babović, Serbian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Lyndsy Fonseca, American actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Olga Panova, Russian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jimmy Smith, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Davide Astori, Italian footballer (d. 2018)

Births33 years ago

1988 - Scott Pendlebury, Australian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Lim Ju-eun, South Korean actress

Births32 years ago

1989 - Miles Addison, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Michael Sam, American football player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austrian ski jumper

Births30 years ago

1991 - Eden Hazard, Belgian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Caster Semenya, South African sprinter

Births29 years ago

1992 - Tohu Harris, New Zealand rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Jan Oblak, Slovenian footballer

Births27 years ago

1997 - Ozzie Albies, Curaçaoan baseball player

Births23 years ago


312 - Lucian of Antioch, Christian martyr, saint, and theologian (b. 240)


672 - Tenji, Japanese emperor (b. 626)


838 - Babak Khorramdin, Iranian leader of the Khurramite uprising against the Abbasid Caliphate


856 - Aldric, bishop of Le Mans


1131 - Canute Lavard, Danish prince and saint (b. 1096)

Deaths889 years ago
Deaths735 years ago

1325 - Denis of Portugal (b. 1261)

Deaths695 years ago

1355 - Inês de Castro, Castilian noblewoman (b. 1325)

Deaths665 years ago
Deaths659 years ago

1400 - Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey, English politician (b. 1374)

Deaths620 years ago

1400 - John Montagu, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English Earl (b. 1350)

Deaths620 years ago

1451 - Amadeus VIII of Savoy a.k.a. Antipope Felix V (b. 1383)

Deaths569 years ago

1529 - Peter Vischer the Elder, German sculptor (b. 1455)

Deaths491 years ago
Deaths484 years ago

1566 - Louis de Blois, Flemish monk and author (b. 1506)

Deaths454 years ago

1619 - Nicholas Hilliard, English painter and goldsmith (b. 1547)

Deaths401 years ago

1625 - Ruggiero Giovannelli, Italian composer and author (b. 1560)

Deaths395 years ago

1655 - Pope Innocent X (b. 1574)

Deaths365 years ago

1658 - Theophilus Eaton, American farmer and politician, 1st Governor of the New Haven Colony (b. 1590)

Deaths362 years ago
Deaths326 years ago

1700 - Raffaello Fabretti, Italian scholar and author (b. 1618)

Deaths320 years ago

1715 - François Fénelon, French archbishop, theologian, and poet (b. 1651)

Deaths305 years ago

1758 - Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet and playwright (b. 1686)

Deaths262 years ago

1767 - Thomas Clap, American minister and academic (b. 1703)

Deaths253 years ago

1770 - Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician and diplomat (b. 1695)

Deaths250 years ago

1783 - William Tans'ur, English composer and educator (b. 1700)

Deaths237 years ago

1786 - Jean-Étienne Guettard, French physician and mineralogist (b. 1715)

Deaths234 years ago

1812 - Joseph Dennie, American journalist and author (b. 1768)

Deaths208 years ago

1830 - John Thomas Campbell, Irish-Australian public servant and politician (b. 1770)

Deaths190 years ago

1830 - Thomas Lawrence, English painter and educator (b. 1769)

Deaths190 years ago
Deaths162 years ago

1864 - Caleb Blood Smith, American journalist and politician, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior (b. 1808)

Deaths156 years ago

1876 - Juste Olivier, Swiss poet and academic (b. 1807)

Deaths144 years ago

1878 - François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist, physician, and physiologist (b. 1794)

Deaths142 years ago

1892 - Tewfik Pasha, Egyptian ruler (b. 1852)

Deaths128 years ago

1893 - Josef Stefan, Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)

Deaths127 years ago

1904 - Emmanuel Rhoides, Greek journalist and author (b. 1836)

Deaths116 years ago

1913 - Jack Boyle, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1866)

Deaths107 years ago

1919 - Henry Ware Eliot, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Washington University in St. Louis (b. 1843)

Deaths101 years ago

1920 - Edmund Barton, Australian judge and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849)

Deaths100 years ago

1927 - Nikolaos Kalogeropoulos, Greek politician, 99th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1851)

Deaths93 years ago

1931 - Edward Channing, American historian and author (b. 1856)

Deaths89 years ago

1932 - André Maginot, French sergeant and politician (b. 1877)

Deaths88 years ago

1936 - Guy d'Hardelot, French pianist and composer (b. 1858)

Deaths84 years ago

1941 - Charles Finger, English journalist and author (b. 1869)

Deaths79 years ago

1943 - Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist and engineer (b. 1856)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek lawyer and poet (b. 1888)

Deaths76 years ago

1951 - René Guénon, French-Egyptian philosopher and author (b. 1886)

Deaths69 years ago

1953 - Osa Johnson, American explorer, director, and producer (b. 1894)

Deaths67 years ago

1960 - Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers, English tennis player and coach (b. 1878)

Deaths60 years ago

1963 - Arthur Edward Moore, New Zealand-Australian farmer and politician, 23rd Premier of Queensland (b. 1876)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Reg Parnell, English racing driver and manager (b. 1911)

Deaths56 years ago

1966 - Allan Chapman, Scottish lawyer and politician (b. 1897)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - David Goodis, American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Carl Schuricht, German-Swiss conductor (b. 1880)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - J. L. B. Smith, South African chemist and academic (b. 1897)

Deaths52 years ago

1972 - John Berryman, American poet and scholar (b. 1914)

Deaths48 years ago

1981 - Alvar Lidell, English journalist (b. 1908)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Eric Robinson, Australian businessman and politician, 2nd Australian Minister for Finance (b. 1926)

Deaths39 years ago

1984 - Alfred Kastler, German-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - P. D. Eastman, American author and illustrator (b. 1909)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Juan Rulfo, Mexican author, screenwriter, and photographer (b. 1917)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Zara Cisco Brough, American Nipmuc Indian chief and fashion designer (b.1919)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Trevor Howard, English actor (b. 1913)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Hirohito, Japanese emperor (b. 1901)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American football player and wrestler (b. 1908)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Richard Hunt, American puppeteer and voice actor (b. 1951)

Deaths28 years ago

1995 - Murray Rothbard, American economist, historian, and theorist (b. 1926)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Károly Grósz, Hungarian politician, 51st Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1930)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Tarō Okamoto, Japanese painter and sculptor (b. 1911)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Vladimir Prelog, Croatian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Gary Albright, American wrestler (b. 1963)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - James Carr, American singer (b. 1942)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Avery Schreiber, American comedian and actor (b. 1935)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (b. 1926)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Pierre Daninos, French author (b. 1913)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer, geographer, and author (b. 1912)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Bobby Hamilton, American race car driver and businessman (b. 1957)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Magnus Magnusson, Icelandic journalist, author, and academic (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Alwyn Schlebusch, South African academic and politician, Vice State President of South Africa (b. 1917)

Deaths12 years ago

2011 - Derek Gardner, English engineer (b. 1931)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Ibrahim Aslan, Egyptian journalist and author (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tony Blankley, British-born American child actor, journalist and pundit (b. 1948)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - George Livingston, American politician (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Herbert Wilf, American mathematician and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Richard Ben Cramer, American journalist and author (b. 1950)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ada Louise Huxtable, American curator and critic (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Harvey Shapiro (poet), American poet (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Paul Goggins, English politician (b. 1953)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Run Run Shaw, Chinese-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist, founded Shaw Brothers Studio and TVB (b. 1907)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Subhas Anandan, Indian-Singaporean lawyer (b. 1947)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Mompati Merafhe, Botswana general and politician, Vice-President of Botswana (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Arch A. Moore Jr., American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 28th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - J. P. Parisé, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1941)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Herb Simpson, American baseball player (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Rod Taylor, Australian-American actor and screenwriter (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Georges Wolinski, Tunisian-French cartoonist (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Bill Foster, American basketball player and coach (b. 1929)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - John Johnson, American basketball player (b. 1947)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Kitty Kallen, American singer (b. 1921)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Judith Kaye, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1938)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Home Affairs (b. 1936)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Mário Soares, Portuguese politician; 16th President of Portugal (b. 1924)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Jim Anderton, Former New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1938)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - France Gall, French singer (b. 1947)

Deaths2 years ago


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