Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Triodion can fall, while February 14 is the latest; celebrated 70 days before Easter. (Eastern Orthodox)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

532 - Nika riots in Constantinople: A quarrel between supporters of different chariot teams—the Blues and the Greens—in the Hippodrome escalates into violence.

Events

630 - Conquest of Mecca: The prophet Muhammad and his followers conquer the city, Quraysh surrender.

Events

947 - Emperor Tai Zong of the Khitan-led Liao Dynasty invades the Later Jin, resulting in the destruction of the Later Jin.

Events

1055 - Theodora is crowned empress of the Byzantine Empire.

Events965 years ago
Events862 years ago

1569 - First recorded lottery in England.

Events451 years ago

1571 - Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion.

Events449 years ago

1654 - Arauco War: A Spanish army is defeated by local Mapuche-Huilliches as it tries to cross Bueno River in Southern Chile.

Events366 years ago

1693 - A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.

Events327 years ago

1759 - In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.

Events261 years ago

1779 - Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.

Events241 years ago
Events233 years ago

1805 - The Michigan Territory is created.

Events215 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: Alabama secedes from the United States.

Events159 years ago
Events157 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: CSS Alabama encounters and sinks the USS Hatteras off Galveston Lighthouse in Texas.

Events157 years ago

1879 - The Anglo-Zulu War begins.

Events141 years ago
Events112 years ago

1912 - Immigrant textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts, go on strike when wages are reduced in response to a mandated shortening of the work week.

Events108 years ago

1917 - The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.

Events103 years ago

1922 - First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.

Events98 years ago

1923 - Occupation of the Ruhr: Troops from France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany to make its World War I reparation payments.

Events97 years ago

1927 - Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announces the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at a banquet in Los Angeles, California.

Events93 years ago

1935 - Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.

Events85 years ago

1942 - World War II: Japanese forces capture Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the Federated Malay States.

Events78 years ago

1942 - World War II: Japanese forces attack Tarakan in Borneo, Netherlands Indies (Battle of Tarakan)

Events78 years ago

1943 - Italian-American anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York City.

Events77 years ago

1946 - Enver Hoxha, Secretary General of the Communist Party of Albania, declares the People's Republic of Albania with himself as head of state.

Events74 years ago

1949 - The first "networked" television broadcasts took place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming.

Events71 years ago

1957 - The African Convention is founded in Dakar, Senegal.

Events63 years ago

1961 - Throgs Neck Bridge over the East River, linking New York City's boroughs of The Bronx and Queens, opens to road traffic.

Events59 years ago

1962 - Cold War: While tied to its pier in Polyarny, the Soviet submarine B-37 is destroyed when fire breaks out in its torpedo compartment.

Events58 years ago

1962 - An avalanche on Huascarán in Peru causes around 4,000 deaths.

Events58 years ago

1964 - Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., publishes the landmark report Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.

Events56 years ago

1972 - East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.

Events48 years ago

1973 - Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter position.

Events47 years ago
Events34 years ago

1994 - The Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin.

Events26 years ago

1996 - Space Shuttle program: STS-72 launches from the Kennedy Space Center marking the start of the 74th Space Shuttle mission and the 10th flight of Endeavour.

Events24 years ago

1996 - Ryutaro Hashimoto, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, becomes Prime Minister of Japan.

Events24 years ago

1998 - Over 100 people are killed in the Sidi-Hamed massacre in Algeria.

Events22 years ago

2003 - Illinois Governor George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on Illinois's death row based on the Jon Burge scandal.

Events17 years ago

2013 - One French soldier and 17 militants are killed in a failed attempt to free a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia.

Events7 years ago

Births

347 - Theodosius I, Roman emperor (d. 395)

Births
Births

1113 - Wang Chongyang, Chinese religious leader and poet (d. 1170)

Births907 years ago

1209 - Möngke Khan, Mongolian emperor (d. 1259)

Births811 years ago

1322 - Emperor Kōmyō of Japan (d. 1380)

Births698 years ago

1359 - Emperor Go-En'yū of Japan (d. 1393)

Births661 years ago

1395 - Michele of Valois, daughter of Charles VI of France (d. 1422)

Births625 years ago

1503 - Parmigianino, Italian artist (d. 1540)

Births517 years ago

1589 - William Strode, English politician (d. 1666)

Births431 years ago

1591 - Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire (d. 1646)

Births429 years ago

1624 - Bastiaan Govertsz van der Leeuw, Dutch painter (d. 1680)

Births396 years ago

1630 - John Rogers, English-American minister, physician, and academic (d. 1684)

Births390 years ago

1638 - Nicolas Steno, Danish bishop and anatomist (d. 1686)

Births382 years ago

1642 - Johann Friedrich Alberti, German organist and composer (d. 1710)

Births378 years ago

1650 - Diana Glauber, Dutch-German painter (d. 1721)

Births370 years ago

1671 - François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French general and diplomat (d. 1745)

Births349 years ago

1755 - Alexander Hamilton, Nevisian-American general, economist and politician, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1804)

Births265 years ago

1757 - Samuel Bentham, English engineer and architect (d. 1831)

Births263 years ago

1760 - Oliver Wolcott Jr., American lawyer and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of the Treasury, 24th Governor of Connecticut (d. 1833)

Births260 years ago

1777 - Vincenzo Borg, Maltese merchant and rebel leader (d. 1837)

Births243 years ago

1786 - Joseph Jackson Lister, English physicist (d. 1869)

Births234 years ago

1788 - William Thomas Brande, English chemist and academic (d. 1866)

Births232 years ago

1800 - Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist and engineer (d. 1895)

Births220 years ago

1807 - Ezra Cornell, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Western Union and Cornell University (d. 1874)

Births213 years ago

1814 - James Paget, English surgeon and pathologist (d. 1899)

Births206 years ago

1815 - John A. Macdonald, Scottish-Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1891)

Births205 years ago

1825 - Bayard Taylor, American poet, author, and critic (d. 1878)

Births195 years ago

1839 - Eugenio María de Hostos, Puerto Rican lawyer, philosopher, and sociologist (d. 1903)

Births181 years ago

1842 - William James, American psychologist and philosopher (d. 1910)

Births178 years ago

1843 - Adolf Eberle, German painter (d. 1914)

Births177 years ago

1845 - Albert Victor Bäcklund, Swedish mathematician and physicist (d. 1912)

Births175 years ago

1850 - Joseph Charles Arthur, American pathologist and mycologist (d. 1942)

Births170 years ago

1852 - Constantin Fehrenbach, German lawyer and politician, 4th Chancellor of Weimar Germany (d. 1926)

Births168 years ago

1853 - Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter and sculptor (d. 1932)

Births167 years ago

1856 - Christian Sinding, Norwegian pianist and composer (d. 1941)

Births164 years ago

1857 - Fred Archer, English jockey (d. 1886)

Births163 years ago

1858 - Harry Gordon Selfridge, American-English businessman, founded Selfridges (d. 1947)

Births162 years ago
Births161 years ago

1864 - Thomas Dixon, Jr., American minister, lawyer, and politician (d. 1946)

Births156 years ago

1867 - Edward B. Titchener, English psychologist and academic (d. 1927)

Births153 years ago

1868 - Cai Yuanpei, Chinese philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 1940)

Births152 years ago

1870 - Alexander Stirling Calder, American sculptor and educator (d. 1945)

Births150 years ago

1872 - G. W. Pierce, American physicist and academic (d. 1956)

Births148 years ago

1873 - John Callan O'Laughlin, American soldier and journalist (d. 1949)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Reinhold Glière, Russian composer and academic (d. 1956)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Elmer Flick, American baseball player (d. 1971)

Births144 years ago

1876 - Thomas Hicks, American runner (d. 1952)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Theodoros Pangalos, Greek general and politician, President of Greece (d. 1952)

Births142 years ago

1885 - Alice Paul, American activist and suffragist (d. 1977)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Aldo Leopold, American ecologist and author (d. 1948)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Joseph B. Keenan, American jurist and politician (d. 1954)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Calvin Bridges, American geneticist and academic (d. 1938)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Max Carey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian poet and critic (d. 1954)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Andrew Sockalexis, American runner (d. 1919)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Ellinor Aiki, Estonian painter (d. 1969)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Charles Fraser, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1981)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Anthony M. Rud, American journalist and author (d. 1942)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Laurens Hammond, American engineer and businessman, founded the Hammond Clock Company (d. 1973)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Bernard DeVoto, American historian and author (d. 1955)

Births123 years ago

1897 - August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (d. 1979)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress, director, and producer (d. 1991)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Kwon Ki-ok, Korean pilot (d. 1988)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Maurice Duruflé, French organist and composer (d. 1986)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Alan Paton, South African author and activist (d. 1988)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist and theorist (d. 1960)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist and academic, discoverer of LSD (d. 2008)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Pierre Mendès France, French lawyer and politician, 142nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1982)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-American rabbi, theologian, and philosopher (d. 1972)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Lionel Stander, American actor and activist (d. 1994)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Arthur Lambourn, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1999)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Shane Paltridge, Australian soldier and politician (d. 1966)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Tommy Duncan, American singer-songwriter (d. 1967)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Nora Heysen, Australian painter (d. 2003)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Zenkō Suzuki, Japanese politician, 70th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2004)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Don "Red" Barry, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1980)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Karl Stegger, Danish actor (d. 1980)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Luise Krüger, German javelin thrower (d. 2001)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Paddy Mayne, British colonel and lawyer (d. 1955)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Bernard Blier, Argentinian-French actor (d. 1989)

Births104 years ago

1917 - John Robarts, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of Ontario (d. 1982)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Robert C. O'Brien, American author and journalist (d. 1973)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Mick McManus, English wrestler (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Gory Guerrero, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1990)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Juanita M. Kreps, American economist and politician, 24th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 2010)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Jerome Bixby, American author and screenwriter (d. 1998)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Ernst Nolte, German historian and philosopher (d. 2016)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Carroll Shelby, American race car driver, engineer, and businessman, founded Carroll Shelby International (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Roger Guillemin, French-American physician and endocrinologist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births96 years ago

1924 - Sam B. Hall, Jr., American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1994)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Slim Harpo, American blues singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1970)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Grant Tinker, American television producer, co-founded MTM Enterprises (d. 2016)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Lev Dyomin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1998)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Alan Bowness, English historian and curator

Births92 years ago

1928 - David L. Wolper, American director and producer (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Dmitri Bruns, Estonian architect and theorist

Births91 years ago

1930 - Ron Mulock, Australian lawyer and politician, 10th Deputy Premier of New South Wales (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

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

Births90 years ago

1931 - Betty Churcher, Australian painter, historian, and curator (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Mary Rodgers, American composer and author (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Alfonso Arau, Mexican actor and director

Births88 years ago

1933 - Goldie Hill, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Jean Chrétien, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Canada

Births86 years ago

1936 - Eva Hesse, German-American sculptor and educator (d. 1970)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Arthur Scargill, English miner, activist, and politician

Births82 years ago

1939 - Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier

Births81 years ago

1940 - Andres Tarand, Estonian geographer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Estonia

Births80 years ago

1941 - Gérson, Brazilian footballer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Bud Acton, American basketball player

Births78 years ago

1942 - Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist and actor (d. 2011)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Leo Cullum, American soldier, pilot, and cartoonist (d. 2010)

Births78 years ago

1942 - George Mira, American football player

Births78 years ago

1943 - Jim Hightower, American journalist and politician

Births77 years ago

1944 - Mohammed Abdul-Hayy, Sudanese poet and academic (d. 1989)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Shibu Soren, Indian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Jharkhand

Births76 years ago

1945 - Christine Kaufmann, German actress, author, and businesswoman (d. 2017)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Naomi Judd, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births74 years ago

1946 - Tony Kaye, English progressive rock keyboard player and songwriter (Yes)

Births74 years ago

1946 - John Piper, American theologian and author

Births74 years ago

1947 - Hamish Macdonald, New Zealand rugby player

Births73 years ago

1948 - Fritz Bohla, German footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1948 - Joe Harper, Scottish footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1948 - Madeline Manning, American runner and coach

Births72 years ago

1948 - Wajima Hiroshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 54th Yokozuna

Births72 years ago

1948 - Terry Williams, Welsh drummer

Births72 years ago

1949 - Daryl Braithwaite, Australian singer-songwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iranian lawyer and politician, 2nd Vice President of Iran

Births71 years ago

1951 - Charlie Huhn, American rock singer and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Willie Maddren, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Philip Tartaglia, Scottish archbishop

Births69 years ago

1952 - Bille Brown, Australian actor and playwright (d. 2013)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Ben Crenshaw, American golfer and architect

Births68 years ago

1952 - Michael Forshaw, Australian lawyer and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Diana Gabaldon, American author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Lee Ritenour, American guitarist, composer, and producer

Births68 years ago
Births67 years ago
Births67 years ago

1954 - Jaak Aaviksoo, Estonian physicist and politician, 26th Estonian Minister of Defence

Births66 years ago

1954 - Kailash Satyarthi, Indian engineer, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births66 years ago

1956 - Big Bank Hank, American rapper (d. 2014)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Robert Earl Keen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1957 - Darryl Dawkins, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Peter Moore, Australian rules footballer and coach

Births63 years ago

1957 - Bryan Robson, English footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1958 - Vicki Peterson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births62 years ago

1959 - Brett Bodine, American race car driver

Births61 years ago

1959 - Rob Ramage, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births61 years ago

1961 - Lars-Erik Torph, Swedish race car driver (d. 1989)

Births59 years ago
Births58 years ago

1962 - Susan Lindauer, American journalist and activist

Births58 years ago

1962 - Brian Moore, English rugby player

Births58 years ago

1963 - Tracy Caulkins, Australian swimmer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Petra Schneider, German swimmer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Ralph Recto, Filipino lawyer and politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Albert Dupontel, French actor and director

Births56 years ago

1965 - Mascarita Sagrada, Mexican wrestler

Births55 years ago

1965 - Aleksey Zhukov, Russian footballer and coach

Births55 years ago

1966 - Marc Acito, American author and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1967 - Michael Healy-Rae, Irish politician

Births53 years ago

1968 - Anders Borg, Swedish economist and politician, Swedish Minister for Finance

Births52 years ago

1968 - Tom Dumont, American guitarist and producer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Manny Acta, Dominican-American baseball player, coach, manager, and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1970 - Manfredi Beninati, Italian painter and sculptor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Chris Jent, American basketball player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Malcolm D. Lee, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ken Ueno, American composer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Mary J. Blige, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jeff Orford, Australian rugby league player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Chris Willsher, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Christian Jacobs, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Anthony Lledo, Danish composer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Amanda Peet, American actress and playwright

Births48 years ago

1973 - Rockmond Dunbar, American actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer and captain

Births47 years ago

1974 - Roman Görtz, German footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Cody McKay, Canadian baseball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jens Nowotny, German footballer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Rory Fitzpatrick, American ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Dan Luger, English rugby player and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Matteo Renzi, Italian politician, 56th Prime Minister of Italy

Births45 years ago

1976 - Efthimios Rentzias, Greek basketball player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Shamari Buchanan, American football player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Anni Friesinger-Postma, German speed skater

Births43 years ago

1977 - Olexiy Lukashevych, Ukrainian long jumper

Births43 years ago

1977 - Billy Taylor, English cricketer and umpire

Births43 years ago

1978 - Vallo Allingu, Estonian basketball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Holly Brisley, Australian actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Michael Duff, Irish footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Emile Heskey, English footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Darren Lynn Bousman, American director and screenwriter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Michael Lorenz, German footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Henry Shefflin, Irish hurler

Births41 years ago

1980 - Josh Hannay, Australian rugby league player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Mike Williams, American football player

Births40 years ago

1982 - Tony Allen, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Blake Heron, American actor (d. 2017)

Births38 years ago

1982 - Son Ye-jin, South Korean actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Turner Battle, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - André Myhrer, Swedish skier

Births37 years ago

1983 - Matthew Palleschi, Canadian soccer player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ted Richards, Australian rules footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Adrian Sutil, German race car driver

Births37 years ago

1984 - Kevin Boss, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Dario Krešić, Croatian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Matt Mullenweg, American web developer and businessman, co-created WordPress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Stijn Schaars, Dutch footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Newton Faulkner, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births35 years ago

1985 - Lucy Knisley, American author and illustrator

Births35 years ago

1987 - Scotty Cranmer, American Professional BMX rider

Births33 years ago

1987 - Danuta Kozák, Hungarian sprint canoer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Daniel Semenzato, Italian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jamie Vardy, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kim Young-kwang, South Korean actor and model

Births33 years ago

1988 - Rodrigo José Pereira, Brazilian footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Kane Linnett, Australian rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Ryan Griffin, American football player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Andrea Bertolacci, Italian footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Dani Carvajal, Spanish footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Lee Seung-hoon, South Korean rapper and dancer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Michael Keane, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Will Keane, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1995 - Klaartje Liebens, Belgian tennis player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Leroy Sané, German footballer

Births24 years ago

1997 - Cody Simpson, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births23 years ago

Deaths

140 - Pope Hyginus, Bishop of Rome (b. 74)

Deaths

705 - Pope John VI (b. 655)

Deaths

782 - Emperor Kōnin of Japan (b. 709)

Deaths

812 - Staurakios, Byzantine emperor

Deaths

844 - Michael I Rangabe, Byzantine emperor (b. 770)

Deaths
Deaths

937 - Cao, empress of Later Tang

Deaths

937 - Li Chongmei, prince of Later Tang

Deaths1083 years ago

937 - Li Congke, emperor of Later Tang (b. 885)

Deaths1083 years ago

937 - Liu, empress of Later Tang

Deaths1083 years ago

1055 - Constantine IX Monomachos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1000)

Deaths965 years ago
Deaths952 years ago

1083 - Otto of Nordheim (b. 1020)

Deaths937 years ago
Deaths754 years ago

1344 - Thomas Charlton, Bishop of Hereford and Lord Chancellor of Ireland

Deaths676 years ago

1372 - Eleanor of Lancaster, English noblewoman (b. 1318)

Deaths648 years ago

1396 - Isidore Glabas, Metropolitan bishop of Thessalonica (b.c. 1341)

Deaths624 years ago

1397 - Skirgaila, Grand Duke of Lithuania

Deaths623 years ago

1494 - Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian painter (b. 1449)

Deaths526 years ago

1495 - Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal (b. 1428)

Deaths525 years ago

1546 - Gaudenzio Ferrari, Italian painter and sculptor (b. c. 1471)

Deaths474 years ago

1547 - Pietro Bembo, Italian poet, scholar, and theorist (b. 1470)

Deaths473 years ago

1554 - Min Bin, king of Arakan (b. 1493)

Deaths466 years ago

1641 - Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet and painter (b. 1583)

Deaths379 years ago

1696 - Charles Albanel, French priest, missionary, and explorer (b. 1616)

Deaths324 years ago

1703 - Johann Georg Graevius, German scholar and critic (b. 1632)

Deaths317 years ago

1713 - Pierre Jurieu, French priest and theologian (b. 1637)

Deaths307 years ago
Deaths285 years ago

1753 - Hans Sloane, Irish-English physician and academic (b. 1660)

Deaths267 years ago

1757 - Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1688)

Deaths263 years ago

1762 - Louis-François Roubiliac, French-English sculptor (b. 1695)

Deaths258 years ago

1763 - Caspar Abel, German poet, historian, and theologian (b. 1676)

Deaths257 years ago

1771 - Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French philosopher and author (b. 1704)

Deaths249 years ago

1788 - François Joseph Paul de Grasse, French admiral (b. 1722)

Deaths232 years ago

1791 - William Williams Pantycelyn, Welsh composer and poet (b. 1717)

Deaths229 years ago
Deaths222 years ago

1801 - Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer and educator (b. 1749)

Deaths219 years ago

1824 - Thomas Mullins, 1st Baron Ventry, Anglo-Irish politician and peer (b. 1736)

Deaths196 years ago

1836 - John Molson, Canadian businessman, founded the Molson Brewing Company (b. 1763)

Deaths184 years ago

1843 - Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author, and songwriter (b. 1779)

Deaths177 years ago

1866 - Gustavus Vaughan Brooke, Irish actor (b. 1818)

Deaths154 years ago

1866 - John Woolley, English minister and academic (b. 1816)

Deaths154 years ago

1867 - Stuart Donaldson, English-Australian businessman and politician, 1st Premier of New South Wales (b. 1812)

Deaths153 years ago

1882 - Theodor Schwann, German physiologist and biologist (b. 1810)

Deaths138 years ago

1891 - Georges-Eugène Haussmann, French urban planner (b. 1809)

Deaths129 years ago

1902 - Johnny Briggs, English cricketer and rugby player (b. 1862)

Deaths118 years ago

1904 - William Sawyer, Canadian merchant and politician (b. 1815)

Deaths116 years ago

1914 - Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer and philanthropist (b. 1842)

Deaths106 years ago

1920 - Steinar Schjøtt, Norwegian philologist and lexicographer (b. 1844)

Deaths100 years ago
Deaths97 years ago

1928 - Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet (b. 1840)

Deaths92 years ago

1931 - James Milton Carroll, American pastor, historian, and author (b. 1852)

Deaths89 years ago

1937 - Nuri Conker, Turkish colonel and politician (b. 1882)

Deaths83 years ago

1941 - Emanuel Lasker, German mathematician, philosopher, and chess player (b. 1868)

Deaths79 years ago

1944 - Galeazzo Ciano, Italian politician, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1903)

Deaths76 years ago

1947 - Eva Tanguay, Canadian singer (b. 1879)

Deaths73 years ago

1952 - Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, French general (b. 1889)

Deaths68 years ago

1952 - Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor and educator (b. 1885)

Deaths68 years ago

1953 - Noe Zhordania, Georgian journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Georgia (b. 1868)

Deaths67 years ago

1954 - Oscar Straus, Austrian composer (b. 1870)

Deaths66 years ago

1957 - Robert Garran, Australian lawyer and politician, Solicitor-General of Australia (b. 1867)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Alec Rowley, English organist and composer (b. 1892)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - Edna Purviance, American actress (b. 1895)

Deaths62 years ago

1961 - Elena Gerhardt, German soprano and actress (b. 1883)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Arthur Nock, English-American scholar, theologian, and academic (b. 1902)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Wally Pipp, American baseball player (b. 1893)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor and painter (b. 1901)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian academic and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of India (b. 1904)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Moshe Zvi Segal, Israeli linguist and scholar (b. 1876)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Richmal Crompton, English author and educator (b. 1890)

Deaths51 years ago

1972 - Padraic Colum, Irish poet and playwright (b. 1881)

Deaths48 years ago

1975 - Max Lorenz, German tenor and actor (b. 1901)

Deaths45 years ago

1980 - Barbara Pym, English author (b. 1913)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Beulah Bondi, American actress (b. 1889)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Paul Lynde, American Actor and comedian (b. 1926)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - Edward Buzzell, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1895)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - William McKell, Australian lawyer and politician, 12th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Sid Chaplin, English author and screenwriter (b. 1916)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Andrzej Czok, Polish mountaineer (b. 1948)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1911)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Pappy Boyington, American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1912)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Isidor Isaac Rabi, Polish-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Ray Moore, English radio host (b. 1942)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Carolyn Haywood, American author and illustrator (b. 1898)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Carl David Anderson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

Deaths29 years ago

1994 - Helmut Poppendick, German physician (b. 1902)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Josef Gingold, Belarusian-American violinist and educator (b. 1909)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Onat Kutlar, Turkish author and poet (b. 1936)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Lewis Nixon, U.S. Army captain (b. 1918)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Theodor Wisch, German general (b. 1907)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Roger Crozier, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1942)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Fabrizio De André, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Naomi Mitchison, Scottish author and poet (b. 1897)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Brian Moore, Irish-Canadian author and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Ivan Combe, American businessman, invented Clearasil (b. 1911)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Bob Lemon, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Louis Krages, German-American race car driver and businessman (b. 1949)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Denys Lasdun, English architect, co-designed the Royal National Theatre (b. 1914)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Henri Verneuil, French-Armenian director and playwright (b. 1920)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Jože Pučnik, Slovenian sociologist and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths17 years ago

2007 - Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Robert Anton Wilson, American psychologist, author, poet, and playwright (b. 1932)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer and explorer (b. 1919)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Carl Karcher, American businessman, co-founded Carl's Jr. (b. 1917)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Miep Gies, Austrian-Dutch humanitarian (b. 1909)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Éric Rohmer, French director, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1920)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - David Nelson, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1936)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, Iranian physicist and academic (b. 1980)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Gilles Jacquier, French journalist and photographer (b. 1968)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Edgar Kaiser, Jr, American-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Wally Osterkorn, American basketball player (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Steven Rawlings, English astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (b. 1961)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - David Whitaker, English composer and conductor (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Aaron Swartz, American programmer (b. 1986)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Guido Forti, Italian businessman, founded the Forti Racing Team (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Nguyễn Khánh, Vietnamese general and politician, 3rd President of South Vietnam (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (b. 1941)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tom Parry Jones, Welsh chemist, invented the breathalyzer (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Alemayehu Shumye, Ethiopian runner (b. 1988)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Keiko Awaji, Japanese actress (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Muhammad Habibur Rahman, Indian-Bangladeshi jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Chai Trong-rong, Taiwanese educator and politician (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ariel Sharon, Israeli general and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Jenő Buzánszky, Hungarian footballer and coach (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Anita Ekberg, Swedish-Italian model and actress (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Chashi Nazrul Islam, Bangladeshi director and producer (b. 1941)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Vernon Benjamin Mountcastle, American neuroscientist and academic (b. 1918)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Monte Irvin, American baseball player (b. 1919)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - David Margulies, American actor (b. 1937)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Adenan Satem, Malaysian politician and Chief Minister of Sarawak, Malaysia (b. 1944)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Edgar Ray Killen, American murderer (b.1925)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 -Michael Atiyah, British-Lebanese mathematician (b.1929)

Deaths2 years ago

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