Holidays and observances

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

Old New Year, and its related observance:Azhyrnykhua (Abkhazia)

Holidays and observances

Old New Year, and its related observance:Yennayer (Berbers)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Sidereal winter solstice celebrations in South and Southeast Asian cultures; marking the transition of the Sun to Capricorn, and the first day of the six months Uttarayana period. (see April 14): Magh Bihu (Assam)

Holidays and observances

Sidereal winter solstice celebrations in South and Southeast Asian cultures; marking the transition of the Sun to Capricorn, and the first day of the six months Uttarayana period. (see April 14): Maghe Sankranti (Nepal)

Holidays and observances

Sidereal winter solstice celebrations in South and Southeast Asian cultures; marking the transition of the Sun to Capricorn, and the first day of the six months Uttarayana period. (see April 14): Maghi (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh)

Holidays and observances

Sidereal winter solstice celebrations in South and Southeast Asian cultures; marking the transition of the Sun to Capricorn, and the first day of the six months Uttarayana period. (see April 14): Makar Sankranti (India)

Holidays and observances

Sidereal winter solstice celebrations in South and Southeast Asian cultures; marking the transition of the Sun to Capricorn, and the first day of the six months Uttarayana period. (see April 14): The first day of Pongal,

Holidays and observances

Sidereal winter solstice celebrations in South and Southeast Asian cultures; marking the transition of the Sun to Capricorn, and the first day of the six months Uttarayana period. (see April 14): Uttarayan (Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Rajasthan)

Holidays and observances

Events

Events784 years ago

1301 - Andrew III of Hungary dies, ending the Árpád dynasty in Hungary.

Events719 years ago

1343 - Arnošt of Pardubice becomes the last bishop of Prague and, subsequently, the first Archbishop of Prague.

Events677 years ago

1539 - Spain annexes Cuba.

Events481 years ago

1639 - The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.

Events381 years ago

1761 - The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.

Events259 years ago
Events206 years ago

1858 - Napoleon III of France escapes an assassination attempt made by Felice Orsini and his accomplices in Paris.

Events162 years ago

1907 - An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000 people.

Events113 years ago

1911 - Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.

Events109 years ago

1939 - Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.

Events81 years ago

1943 - World War II: Japan begins Operation Ke, the successful operation to evacuate its forces from Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal Campaign.

Events77 years ago

1943 - World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to travel by airplane while in office when he flies from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.

Events77 years ago

1943 - World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill begin the Casablanca Conference to discuss strategy and study the next phase of the war.

Events77 years ago

1950 - The first prototype of the MiG-17 makes its maiden flight.

Events70 years ago

1952 - NBC's long-running morning news program Today debuts, with host Dave Garroway.

Events68 years ago

1953 - Josip Broz Tito is inaugurated as the first President of Yugoslavia.

Events67 years ago

1954 - The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.

Events66 years ago

1957 - Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.

Events63 years ago

1960 - The Reserve Bank of Australia, the country's central bank and banknote issuing authority, is established.

Events60 years ago
Events53 years ago

1967 - The New York Times reports that the U.S. Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments.

Events53 years ago

1969 - USS Enterprise fire: An accidental explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 28 people.

Events51 years ago

1972 - Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.

Events48 years ago

1973 - Elvis Presley's concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets the record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.

Events47 years ago

1993 - In Poland's worst peacetime maritime disaster, ferry MS Jan Heweliusz sinks off the coast of Rügen, drowning 55 passengers and crew; nine crew-members are saved.

Events27 years ago

2000 - A United Nations tribunal sentences five Roman Catholic Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years in prison for the 1993 killing of more than 100 Bosnian Muslims.

Events20 years ago

2004 - The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.

Events16 years ago

2010 - Yemen declares an open war against the terrorist group al-Qaeda.

Events10 years ago

2011 - Former president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali flees his country to Saudi Arabia after a series of street demonstrations against his regime and corrupt policies, asking for freedom, rights and democracy, considered as the anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution and the birth of the Arab Spring.

Events9 years ago

Births

83 BC - Mark Antony, Roman general and politician (d. 30 BCE)

Births
Births889 years ago

1273 - Joan I of Navarre, queen regnant of Navarre, queen consort of France (d. 1305)

Births747 years ago

1451 - Franchinus Gaffurius, Italian composer and theorist (d. 1522)

Births569 years ago

1477 - Hermann of Wied, German archbishop (d. 1552)

Births543 years ago

1476 - Anne St Leger, Baroness de Ros, English baroness (d. 1526)

Births544 years ago
Births513 years ago

1507 - Luca Longhi, Italian painter (d. 1580)

Births513 years ago

1551 - Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak, Grand vizier of emperor Akbar (d. 1602)

Births469 years ago

1552 - Alberico Gentili, Italian-English academic and jurist (d. 1608)

Births468 years ago

1615 - John Biddle, English minister and theologian (d. 1662)

Births405 years ago

1683 - Gottfried Silbermann, German instrument maker (d. 1753)

Births337 years ago

1684 - Johann Matthias Hase, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (d. 1742)

Births336 years ago

1684 - Jean-Baptiste van Loo, French painter (d. 1745)

Births336 years ago

1699 - Jakob Adlung, German organist, historian, and theorist (d. 1762)

Births321 years ago

1700 - Picander, German poet and playwright (d. 1764)

Births320 years ago

1702 - Emperor Nakamikado of Japan (d. 1737)

Births318 years ago

1705 - Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, French sailor, explorer, and politician (d. 1786)

Births315 years ago

1741 - Benedict Arnold, American-British general (d. 1801)

Births279 years ago
Births253 years ago

1780 - Henry Baldwin, American judge and politician (d. 1844)

Births240 years ago

1792 - Christian de Meza, Danish general (d. 1865)

Births228 years ago

1793 - John C. Clark, American lawyer and politician (d. 1852)

Births227 years ago

1798 - Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, Dutch historian, jurist, and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1872)

Births222 years ago

1800 - Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Austrian composer, botanist, and publisher (d. 1877)

Births220 years ago

1806 - Charles Hotham, English-Australian soldier and politician, 1st Governor of Victoria (d. 1855)

Births214 years ago

1806 - Matthew Fontaine Maury, American astronomer, oceanographer, and historian (d. 1873)

Births214 years ago

1818 - Zachris Topelius, Finnish author and journalist (d. 1898)

Births202 years ago

1819 - Dimitrie Bolintineanu, Romanian poet and politician (d. 1872)

Births201 years ago

1824 - Vladimir Stasov, Russian critic (d. 1906)

Births196 years ago

1834 - Duncan Gillies, Scottish-Australian politician, 14th Premier of Victoria (d. 1903)

Births186 years ago

1836 - Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter and lithographer (d. 1904)

Births184 years ago

1841 - Berthe Morisot, French painter (d. 1895)

Births179 years ago
Births175 years ago

1850 - Pierre Loti, French captain and author (d. 1923)

Births170 years ago

1856 - J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher, co-founded The Bulletin (d. 1919)

Births164 years ago

1861 - Mehmed VI, Ottoman sultan (d. 1926)

Births159 years ago

1862Carrie Derick, Canadian botanist and geneticist (d. 1941)

Births158 years ago

1863 - Manuel de Oliveira Gomes da Costa, Portuguese general and politician, 10th President of Portugal (d. 1929)

Births157 years ago

1863 - Richard F. Outcault, American author and illustrator (d. 1928)

Births157 years ago

1869 - Robert Fournier-Sarlovèze, French polo player and politician (d. 1937)

Births151 years ago

1870 - George Pearce, Australian carpenter and politician (d. 1952)

Births150 years ago

1875 - Albert Schweitzer, French-Gabonese physician and philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

Births145 years ago

1882 - Hendrik Willem van Loon, Dutch-American historian and journalist (d. 1944)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Nina Ricci, Italian-French fashion designer (d. 1970)

Births137 years ago

1886 - Hugh Lofting, English author and poet, created Doctor Dolittle (d. 1947)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Hugo Steinhaus, Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1972)

Births133 years ago

1892 - Martin Niemöller, German pastor and theologian (d. 1984)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Hal Roach, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1992)

Births128 years ago

1892 - George Wilson, English footballer (d. 1961)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Ecaterina Teodoroiu, Romanian soldier and nurse (d. 1917)

Births126 years ago

1896 - John Dos Passos, American novelist, poet, and playwright (d. 1970)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Hasso von Manteuffel, German general and politician (d. 1978)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Carlos P. Romulo, Filipino soldier and politician, President of the United Nations General Assembly (d. 1985)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Bebe Daniels, American actress (d. 1971)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Alfred Tarski, Polish-American mathematician and philosopher (d. 1983)

Births119 years ago

1904 - Cecil Beaton, English photographer, painter, and costume designer (d. 1980)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Emily Hahn, American journalist and author (d. 1997)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Babe Siebert, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1939)

Births116 years ago

1905Mildred Albert, American fashion commentator, TV and radio personality, and fashion show producer (d. 1991)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Takeo Fukuda, Japanese politician, 67th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1995)

Births115 years ago

1906 - William Bendix, American actor (d. 1964)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Georges-Émile Lapalme, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1985)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Russ Columbo, American singer, violinist, and actor (d. 1934)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Brenda Forbes, English-American actress (d. 1996)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Joseph Losey, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Anatoly Rybakov, Russian-American author (d. 1998)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Tillie Olsen, American short story writer (d. 2007)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Harold Russell, Canadian-American soldier and actor (d. 2002)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Selahattin Ülkümen, Turkish diplomat (d. 2003)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Mark Goodson, American game show producer, created Family Feud and The Price Is Right (d. 1992)

Births105 years ago

1919 - Giulio Andreotti, Italian journalist and politician, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Andy Rooney, American soldier, journalist, critic, and television personality (d. 2011)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Bertus de Harder, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 1982)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Murray Bookchin, American author and philosopher (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Kenneth Bulmer, American author (d. 2005)

Births99 years ago
Births98 years ago

1923 - Gerald Arpino, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2008)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Fred Beckey, American mountaineer and author (d. 2017)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Carole Cook, American actress and singer

Births96 years ago

1925 - Jean-Claude Beton, Algerian-French engineer and businessman, founded Orangina (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Moscelyne Larkin, American ballerina (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Yukio Mishima, Japanese author, poet, and playwright (d. 1970)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Frank Aletter, American actor (d. 2009)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Warren Mitchell, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Tom Tryon, American actor and author (d. 1991)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Zuzana Růžičková, Czech harpsichord player (d. 2017)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Lars Forssell, Swedish author, poet, and songwriter (d. 2007)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Hans Kornberg, German-English biologist and academic

Births92 years ago

1928 - Garry Winogrand, American photographer and author (d. 1984)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Johnny Grande, American pianist and accordion player (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 2006)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Kenny Wheeler, Canadian-English trumpet player and composer (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Frank Costigan, Australian lawyer and politician (d. 2009)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Martin Holdgate, English biologist and academic

Births89 years ago

1932 - Don Garlits, American race car driver and engineer

Births88 years ago

1933 - Stan Brakhage, American director and producer (d. 2003)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Richard Briers, English actor (d. 2013)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Alberto Rodriguez Larreta, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1977)

Births86 years ago

1936 - Clarence Carter, American blues and soul singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer

Births84 years ago

1937 - J. Bernlef, Dutch author and poet (d. 2012)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Ken Higgs, English cricketer and coach (d. 2016)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Leo Kadanoff, American physicist and academic (d. 2015)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Rao Gopal Rao, Indian actor, producer, and politician (d. 1994)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Sonny Siebert, American baseball player

Births83 years ago

1937 - Billie Jo Spears, American country singer (d. 2011)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Morihiro Hosokawa, Japanese journalist and politician, 79th Prime Minister of Japan

Births82 years ago

1938 - Jack Jones, American singer and actor

Births82 years ago

1938 - Allen Toussaint, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2015)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Kurt Moylan, Guamanian businessman and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Guam

Births81 years ago

1940 - Julian Bond, American academic and politician (d. 2015)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Ron Kostelnik, American football player (d. 1993)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Siegmund Nimsgern, German opera singer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Trevor Nunn, English director and composer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Vasilka Stoeva, Bulgarian discus thrower

Births80 years ago

1941 - Nicholas Brooks, English historian (d. 2014)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Faye Dunaway, American actress and producer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Gibby Gilbert, American golfer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Milan Kučan, Slovenian politician, 1st President of Slovenia

Births79 years ago

1942 - Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer and footballer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Dave Campbell, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births78 years ago

1942 - Gerben Karstens, Dutch cyclist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Angelo Bagnasco, Italian cardinal

Births77 years ago

1943 - Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor

Births77 years ago

1943 - Shannon Lucid, American biochemist and astronaut

Births77 years ago

1943 - Holland Taylor, American actress and playwright

Births77 years ago

1944 - Marjoe Gortner, American actor and evangelist

Births76 years ago

1944 - Graham Marsh, Australian golfer and architect

Births76 years ago

1944 - Nina Totenberg, American journalist

Births76 years ago

1945 - Kathleen Chalfant, American actress

Births75 years ago

1945 - Maina Gielgud, English ballerina and director

Births75 years ago

1947 - Taylor Branch, American historian and author

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bev Perdue, American educator and politician, 73rd Governor of North Carolina

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bill Werbeniuk, Canadian snooker player (d. 2003)

Births73 years ago

1948 - T Bone Burnett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Valeri Kharlamov, Russian ice hockey player (d. 1981)

Births72 years ago

1948 - John Lescroart, American author and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Muhriz of Negeri Sembilan, Yamtuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan

Births72 years ago

1948 - Carl Weathers, American football player and actor

Births72 years ago

1949 - Lawrence Kasdan, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Mary Robison, American short story writer and novelist

Births71 years ago

1949 - İlyas Salman, Turkish actor, director, and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Lamar Williams, American bass player (d. 1983)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Rambhadracharya, Indian religious leader, scholar, and author

Births70 years ago

1950 - Arthur Byron Cover, American author and screenwriter

Births70 years ago
Births69 years ago

1952 - Sydney Biddle Barrows, American businesswoman and author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Maureen Dowd, American journalist and author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Konstantinos Iosifidis, Greek footballer and manager

Births68 years ago

1952 - Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Romanian engineer and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Romania

Births68 years ago

1953 - David Clary, English chemist and academic

Births67 years ago

1953 - Denzil Douglas, Caribbean educator and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Births67 years ago

1953 - Hans Westerhoff, Dutch biologist and academic

Births67 years ago

1956 - Étienne Daho, Algerian-French singer-songwriter and producer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Anchee Min, Chinese-American painter, photographer, and author

Births63 years ago

1959 - Geoff Tate, German-American singer-songwriter and musician

Births61 years ago

1961 - Rob Hall, New Zealand mountaineer (d. 1996)

Births59 years ago

1962 - Michael McCaul, American lawyer and politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Patricia Morrison, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births58 years ago

1963 - Steven Soderbergh, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1964 - Beverly Kinch, English long jumper and sprinter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Shepard Smith, American television journalist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Marc Delissen, Dutch field hockey player, coach, and lawyer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Bob Essensa, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Slick Rick, English-American rapper and producer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Rob Flello, English lawyer and politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Marco Hietala, Finnish singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Rene Simpson, Canadian-American tennis player (d. 2013)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Dan Schneider, American TV-producer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Leonardo Ortolani, Italian author and illustrator, created Rat-Man

Births53 years ago

1967 - Emily Watson, English actress

Births53 years ago

1968 - LL Cool J, American rapper and actor

Births52 years ago

1969 - Jason Bateman, American actor, director, and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Martin Bicknell, English cricketer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Dave Grohl, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer

Births51 years ago

1971 - Lasse Kjus, Norwegian skier

Births49 years ago

1971 - Bert Konterman, Dutch footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Antonios Nikopolidis, Greek footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Kyle Brady, American football player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1972 - Dion Forster, South African minister, theologian, and author

Births48 years ago

1972 - James Key, English engineer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian race car driver

Births47 years ago

1973 - Paul Tisdale, English footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1974 - David Flitcroft, English footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1975 - Georgina Cates, English actress

Births45 years ago

1976 - Vincenzo Chianese, Italian footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Narain Karthikeyan, Indian race car driver

Births43 years ago

1977 - Terry Ryan, Canadian ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1979 - Karen Elson, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and model

Births41 years ago

1979 - Evans Soligo, Italian footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Clive Clarke, Irish footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Cory Gibbs, American soccer player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Abdelmalek Cherrad, Algerian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Hyleas Fountain, American heptathlete

Births39 years ago

1981 - Concepción Montaner, Spanish long jumper

Births39 years ago

1981 - Chiharu Niiyama, Japanese actress and model

Births39 years ago

1982 - Braith Anasta, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births38 years ago

1982 - Marc Broussard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Chris Heighington, Australian-English rugby league player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Léo Lima, Brazilian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Thomas Longosiwa, Kenyan runner

Births38 years ago

1982 - Víctor Valdés, Spanish footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Cesare Bovo, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jason Krejza, Australian cricketer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Erick Aybar, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Erika Matsuo, Japanese violinist

Births36 years ago

1984 - Mike Pelfrey, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Joel Rosario, Dominican-American jockey

Births35 years ago

1985 - Shawn Sawyer, Canadian figure skater

Births35 years ago

1986 - Yohan Cabaye, French footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Alessio Cossu, Italian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Atsushi Hashimoto, Japanese actor

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jess Fishlock, Welsh footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Kacey Barnfield, English actress

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jack P. Shepherd, English actor

Births32 years ago

1989 - Frankie Bridge, English singer-songwriter and dancer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Adam Clayton, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Mattia Marchi, Italian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Liu Xiaodong, Chinese footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Lelisa Desisa, Ethiopian runner

Births30 years ago

1990 - Grant Gustin, American actor and singer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Áron Szilágyi, Hungarian fencer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Robbie Brady, Irish footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Chieh-Yu Hsu, American tennis player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Daniel Bessa, Brazilian footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Kane Elgey, Australian rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Abi Phillips, English singer-songwriter and actress

Births26 years ago

1994 - Kai, South Korean singer, model, actor and dancer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Georgios Diamantakos, Greek basketball player

Births25 years ago

1995 - Alex Johnston, Australian rugby league player

Births25 years ago

Deaths

769 - Cui Huan, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty

Deaths
Deaths

937 - Zhang Yanlang, Chinese official

Deaths

973 - Ekkehard I, Frankish monk and poet

Deaths
Deaths928 years ago
Deaths857 years ago

1236 - Saint Sava, Serbian archbishop and saint (b. 1175)

Deaths784 years ago
Deaths719 years ago

1331 - Odoric of Pordenone, Italian priest and explorer (b. 1286)

Deaths689 years ago

1465 - Thomas Beckington, English statesman and prelate

Deaths555 years ago
Deaths544 years ago

1555 - Jacques Dubois, French anatomist (b. 1478)

Deaths465 years ago

1640 - Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, English lawyer, judge, and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1578)

Deaths380 years ago

1648 - Caspar Barlaeus, Dutch historian, poet, and theologian (b. 1584)

Deaths372 years ago

1676 - Francesco Cavalli, Italian organist and composer (b. 1602)

Deaths344 years ago

1679 - Jacques de Billy, French mathematician and academic (b. 1602)

Deaths341 years ago

1701 - Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese daimyō (b. 1628)

Deaths319 years ago

1742 - Edmond Halley, English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist (b. 1656)

Deaths278 years ago

1753 - George Berkeley, Anglo-Irish philosopher and author (b. 1685)

Deaths267 years ago
Deaths254 years ago

1776 - Edward Cornwallis, English general and politician, Governor of Gibraltar (b. 1713)

Deaths244 years ago

1786 - Michael Arne, English organist and composer (b. 1741)

Deaths234 years ago

1786 - Meshech Weare, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1713)

Deaths234 years ago

1823 - Athanasios Kanakaris, Greek politician (b. 1760)

Deaths197 years ago

1825 - George Dance the Younger, English architect and surveyor (b. 1741)

Deaths195 years ago

1833 - Seraphim of Sarov, Russian monk and saint (b. 1759)

Deaths187 years ago

1867 - Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter and illustrator (b. 1780)

Deaths153 years ago

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

Deaths146 years ago

1883 - Napoléon Coste, French guitarist and composer (b. 1806)

Deaths137 years ago

1888 - Stephen Heller, Hungarian pianist and composer (b. 1813)

Deaths132 years ago

1889 - Ema Pukšec, Croatian soprano (b. 1834)

Deaths131 years ago

1892 - Alexander J. Davis, American architect (b. 1803)

Deaths128 years ago

1898 - Lewis Carroll, English novelist, poet, and mathematician (b. 1832)

Deaths122 years ago

1901 - Mandell Creighton, English bishop and historian (b. 1843)

Deaths119 years ago

1901 - Charles Hermite, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1822)

Deaths119 years ago

1905 - Ernst Abbe, German physicist and engineer (b. 1840)

Deaths115 years ago

1907 - Sir James Fergusson, 6th Baronet, Scottish soldier and politician, 6th Governor of New Zealand (b. 1832)

Deaths113 years ago

1908 - Holger Drachmann, Danish poet and playwright (b. 1846)

Deaths112 years ago

1915 - Richard Meux Benson, English priest and saint, founded the Society of St. John the Evangelist (b. 1824)

Deaths105 years ago

1919 - Platon, Estonian bishop and saint (b. 1869)

Deaths101 years ago

1920 - John Francis Dodge, American businessman, co-founded the Dodge Automobile Company (b. 1864)

Deaths100 years ago

1926 - August Sedláček, Czech historian and author (b. 1843)

Deaths94 years ago

1934 - Ioan Cantacuzino, Romanian physician and bacteriologist (b. 1863)

Deaths86 years ago

1937 - Jaishankar Prasad, Indian poet, author, and playwright (b. 1889)

Deaths83 years ago

1942 - Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and author (b. 1883)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Laura E. Richards, American author and poet (b. 1850)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Mehmet Emin Yurdakul, Turkish author and politician (b. 1869)

Deaths76 years ago

1949 - Harry Stack Sullivan, American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (b. 1892)

Deaths71 years ago

1951 - Gregorios Xenopoulos, Greek author, journalist, and playwright (b. 1867)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - Artur Kapp, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1878)

Deaths68 years ago

1957 - Humphrey Bogart, American actor (b. 1899)

Deaths63 years ago

1959 - Eivind Berggrav, Norwegian bishop and translator (b. 1884)

Deaths61 years ago

1961 - Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (b. 1888)

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - M. Visvesvaraya, Indian engineer, scholar, and politician (b. 1860)

Deaths58 years ago

1965 - Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (b. 1903)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Sergei Korolev, Ukrainian-Russian engineer and academic (b. 1906)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Dorothea Mackellar, Australian poet and author (b. 1885)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - William Feller, Croatian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1906)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Asım Gündüz, Turkish general (b. 1880)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Horst Assmy, German footballer (b. 1933)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Frederick IX of Denmark (b. 1899)

Deaths48 years ago

1976 - Abdul Razak Hussein, Malaysian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Malaysia (b. 1922)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Anthony Eden, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1897)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Peter Finch, English-Australian actor (b. 1916)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Anaïs Nin, French-American essayist and memoirist (b. 1903)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Harold Abrahams, English sprinter, lawyer, and journalist (b. 1899)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Kurt Gödel, Austrian-American mathematician and philosopher (b. 1906)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Robert Heger, German conductor and composer (b. 1886)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Blossom Rock, American actress (b. 1895)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Robert Ardrey, American-South African author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1908)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - John O'Grady, Australian author and poet (b. 1907)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - G. Lloyd Spencer, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1893)

Deaths39 years ago

1984 - Ray Kroc, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1902)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Donna Reed, American actress (b. 1921)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Turgut Demirağ, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Douglas Sirk, German-Swiss director and screenwriter (b. 1900)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Georgy Malenkov, Russian engineer and politician, 5th Premier of the Soviet Union (b. 1902)

Deaths32 years ago

1991 - Gordon Bryant, Australian educator and politician (b. 1914)

Deaths29 years ago

1995 - Alexander Gibson, Scottish conductor (b. 1926)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Onno Tunç, Armenian-Turkish composer (b. 1948)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Dollard Ménard, Canadian general (b. 1913)

Deaths23 years ago

2000 - Leonard Weisgard, American author and illustrator (b. 1916)

Deaths20 years ago

2004 - Uta Hagen, German-American actress (b. 1919)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Ron O'Neal, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1937)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Charlotte MacLeod, Canadian-American author (b. 1922)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Conroy Maddox, English painter and educator (b. 1912)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Rudolph Moshammer, German fashion designer (b. 1940)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Jesús Rafael Soto, Venezuelan sculptor and painter (b. 1923)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Henri Colpi, French director and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Jim Gary, American sculptor (b. 1939)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Shelley Winters, American actress (b. 1920)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Vassilis Photopoulos, Greek painter, director, and set designer (b. 1934)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Judah Folkman, American physician, biologist, and academic (b. 1933)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Jan Kaplický, Czech architect, designed the Selfridges Building (b. 1937)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican actor (b. 1920)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Antonio Fontán, Spanish journalist and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Georgia Carroll, American singer, model and actress (b. 1919)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Txillardegi, Spanish linguist and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Dan Evins, American businessman, founded Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Arfa Karim, Pakistani student and computer prodigy, youngest Microsoft Certified Professional in 2004 (b. 1995)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Giampiero Moretti, Italian entrepreneur and race car driver (b. 1940)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Rosy Varte, Armenian-French actress (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Conrad Bain, Canadian-American actor (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Jon Bing, Norwegian author, scholar, and academic (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Juan Gelman, Argentinian poet and author (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Flavio Testi, Italian composer and musicologist (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Bob Boyd, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Zhang Wannian, Chinese general (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Alan Rickman, English actor (b. 1946)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Zhou Youguang, Chinese sociologist, (b. 1906)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Spanky Manikan, Filipino veteran actor (b. 1942)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Cyrille Regis, French Guianan-English footballer (b. 1958)

Deaths2 years ago

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