Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Martin Luther King Jr. Day can fall (the 15th being his birthday), while January 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday in January. (United States)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Sinulog Festival can fall, while January 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Sunday in January. (Philippines)

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

The second day of the sidereal winter solstice festivals in India (see January 14):Thai Pongal, Tamil harvest festival

Holidays and observances

Events

69 - Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, beginning a reign of only three months.

Events

1541 - King Francis I of France gives Jean-François Roberval a commission to settle the province of New France (Canada) and provide for the spread of the "Holy Catholic faith".

Events479 years ago
Events461 years ago
Events438 years ago

1759 - The British Museum opens to the public.

Events261 years ago

1777 - American Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present-day Vermont) declares its independence.

Events243 years ago

1782 - Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris goes before the U.S. Congress to recommend establishment of a national mint and decimal coinage.

Events238 years ago

1815 - War of 1812: American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, is captured by a squadron of four British frigates.

Events205 years ago

1818 - A paper by David Brewster is read to the Royal Society, belatedly announcing his discovery of what we now call the biaxial class of doubly-refracting crystals. On the same day, Augustin-Jean Fresnel signs a "supplement" (submitted four days later) on reflection of polarized light.

Events202 years ago

1822 - Greek War of Independence: Demetrios Ypsilantis is elected president of the legislative assembly.

Events198 years ago

1844 - University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.

Events176 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: Fort Fisher in North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy.

Events155 years ago

1867 - Forty people died when ice covering the boating lake at Regents Park, London, collapsed.

Events153 years ago
Events150 years ago

1876 - The first newspaper in Afrikaans, Die Afrikaanse Patriot, is published in Paarl.

Events144 years ago

1889 - The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta.

Events131 years ago

1892 - James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.

Events128 years ago

1908 - The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority becomes the first Greek-letter organization founded and established by African American college women.

Events112 years ago

1910 - Construction ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming, United States, which was the highest dam in the world at the time, at 325 ft (99 m).

Events110 years ago

1919 - Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps at the end of the Spartacist uprising.

Events101 years ago

1919 - Great Molasses Flood: A wave of molasses released from an exploding storage tank sweeps through Boston, Massachusetts, killing 21 and injuring 150.

Events101 years ago

1934 - The 8.0 MwNepal–Bihar earthquake strikes Nepal and Bihar with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing an estimated 6,000–10,700 people.

Events86 years ago

1936 - The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio.

Events84 years ago

1937 - Spanish Civil War: Nationalists and Republican both withdraw after suffering heavy losses, ending the Second Battle of the Corunna Road.

Events83 years ago
Events77 years ago

1943 - The Pentagon is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.

Events77 years ago

1947 - The Black Dahlia murder: the dismembered corpse of Elizabeth Short was found in Los Angeles.

Events73 years ago

1949 - Chinese Civil War: The Communist forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government.

Events71 years ago

1962 - The Derveni papyrus, Europe's oldest surviving manuscript dating to 340 BC, is found in northern Greece.

Events58 years ago

1962 - Netherlands New Guinea Conflict: Indonesian Navy fast patrol boat RI Macan Tutul commanded by Commodore Yos Sudarso sunk in Arafura Sea by the Dutch Navy.

Events58 years ago
Events54 years ago

1967 - The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35–10.

Events53 years ago

1969 - The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.

Events51 years ago

1970 - Nigerian Civil War: Biafran rebels surrender following an unsuccessful 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria.

Events50 years ago

1970 - Muammar Gaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.

Events50 years ago

1973 - Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.

Events47 years ago

1975 - The Alvor Agreement is signed, ending the Angolan War of Independence and giving Angola independence from Portugal.

Events45 years ago

1976 - Gerald Ford's would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.

Events44 years ago

1981 - Pope John Paul II receives a delegation from Solidarity (Polish trade union) at the Vatican led by Lech Wałęsa.

Events39 years ago

1991 - The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.

Events29 years ago

1991 - Elizabeth II, in her capacity as Queen of Australia, signs letters patent allowing Australia to become the first Commonwealth realm to institute its own Victoria Cross in its honours system.

Events29 years ago

2001 - Wikipedia, a free wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.

Events19 years ago

2005 - ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the Moon.

Events15 years ago

2007 - Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court, are executed by hanging in Iraq.

Events13 years ago

2009 - US Airways Flight 1549 ditches safely in the Hudson River after the plane collides with birds less than two minutes after take-off.

Events11 years ago

2013 - A train carrying Egyptian Army recruits derails near Giza, Greater Cairo, killing 19 and injuring 120 others.

Events7 years ago

2015 - The Swiss National Bank abandons the cap on the franc's value relative to the euro, causing turmoil in international financial markets

Events5 years ago

2016 - The Kenyan Army suffers it worst defeat ever in a battle with Al-Shabaab Islamic insurgents in El-Adde, Somalia. An estimated 150 soldiers die.

Events4 years ago

2019 - Somali militants attacked the DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi,Kenya killing at least 21 people and injuring 19.

Events1 years ago

2019 - Theresa May's UK government suffers the biggest government defeat in modern times, when 432 MPs voting against the proposed European Union withdrawal agreement, giving her opponents a majority of 230.

Events1 years ago

Births

961 - Seongjong of Goryeo, Korean ruler (d. 997)

Births
Births588 years ago

1462 - Edzard I, Count of East Frisia, German noble (d. 1528)

Births558 years ago

1481 - Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shōgun (d. 1511)

Births539 years ago

1538 - Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (d. 1599)

Births482 years ago

1595 - Henry Carey, 2nd Earl of Monmouth, English politician (d. 1661)

Births425 years ago

1622 - Molière, French actor and playwright (d. 1673)

Births398 years ago

1623 - Algernon Sidney, British philosopher (d. 1683)

Births397 years ago

1671 - Abraham de la Pryme, English archaeologist and historian (d. 1704)

Births349 years ago

1674 - Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French poet and playwright (d. 1762)

Births346 years ago

1716 - Philip Livingston, American merchant and politician (d. 1778)

Births304 years ago

1747 - John Aikin, English surgeon and author (d. 1822)

Births273 years ago

1754 - Richard Martin, Irish activist and politician, co-founded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (d. 1834)

Births266 years ago

1791 - Franz Grillparzer, Austrian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1872)

Births229 years ago

1795 - Alexander Griboyedov, Russian playwright, composer, and poet (d. 1829)

Births225 years ago

1803 - Marjorie Fleming, Scottish poet and author (d. 1811)

Births217 years ago

1809 - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French economist and politician (d. 1865)

Births211 years ago

1812 - Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Norwegian author and scholar (d. 1885)

Births208 years ago

1815 - William Bickerton, English-American religious leader, 3rd President of the Church of Jesus Christ (d. 1905)

Births205 years ago

1834 - Samuel Arza Davenport, American lawyer and politician (d. 1911)

Births186 years ago

1841 - Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, English captain and politician, 6th Governor General of Canada (d. 1908)

Births179 years ago

1842 - Josef Breuer, Austrian physician and psychiatrist (d. 1925)

Births178 years ago

1842 - Mary MacKillop, Australian nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (d. 1909)

Births178 years ago

1850 - Leonard Darwin, English soldier, eugenicist, and politician (d. 1943)

Births170 years ago

1850 - Mihai Eminescu, Romanian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1889)

Births170 years ago

1850 - Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian-Swedish mathematician and physicist (d. 1891)

Births170 years ago

1855 - Jacques Damala, Greek-French soldier and actor (d. 1889)

Births165 years ago

1858 - Giovanni Segantini, Austrian painter (d. 1899)

Births162 years ago

1859 - Archibald Peake, English-Australian politician, 25th Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)

Births161 years ago

1863 - Wilhelm Marx, German lawyer and politician, 17th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1946)

Births157 years ago

1866 - Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, historian, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)

Births154 years ago

1869 - Ruby Laffoon, American lawyer and politician, 43rd Governor of Kentucky (d. 1941)

Births151 years ago

1869 - Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish poet, playwright, and painter (d. 1907)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1954)

Births150 years ago

1872 - Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian author and translator (d. 1944)

Births148 years ago

1875 - Thomas Burke, American sprinter, coach, and journalist (d. 1929)

Births145 years ago

1877 - Lewis Terman, American psychologist, eugenicist, and academic (d. 1956)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Johanna Müller-Hermann, Austrian composer (d. 1941)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author and playwright (d. 1961)

Births141 years ago

1882 - Henry Burr, Canadian singer, radio performer, and producer (d. 1941)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician and author (d. 1973)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (d. 1968)

Births135 years ago

1890 - Michiaki Kamada, Japanese admiral (d. 1947)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Ray Chapman, American baseball player (d. 1920)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Osip Mandelstam, Russian poet and translator (d. 1938)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Ivor Novello, Welsh singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1951)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Marjorie Bennett, Australian-American actress (d. 1982)

Births124 years ago

1902 - Nâzım Hikmet, Greek-Turkish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1963)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Saud of Saudi Arabia (d. 1969)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Paul A. Dever, American lieutenant and politician, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)

Births117 years ago

1907 - Janusz Kusociński, Polish runner and soldier (d. 1940)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist and academic (d. 2003)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Jean Bugatti, German-French engineer (d. 1939)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Gene Krupa, American drummer, composer, and actor (d. 1973)

Births111 years ago

1912 - Michel Debré, French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1996)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Keiran Lee, British pornographic actor, director, and producer

Births108 years ago

1913 - Eugène Brands, Dutch painter (d. 2002)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Lloyd Bridges, American actor (d. 1998)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Miriam Hyde, Australian pianist and composer (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Alexander Marinesko, Ukrainian-Russian lieutenant (d. 1963)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Stefan Bałuk, Polish general (d. 2014)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian and academic (d. 2003)

Births106 years ago

1917 - K. A. Thangavelu, Indian film actor and comedian (d. 1994)

Births103 years ago

1918 - João Figueiredo, Brazilian general and politician, 30th President of Brazil (d. 1999)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Édouard Gagnon, Canadian cardinal (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptian colonel and politician, 2nd President of Egypt (d. 1970)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Maurice Herzog, French mountaineer and politician, French Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (d. 2012)

Births101 years ago

1919 - George Cadle Price, Belizean politician, 1st Prime Minister of Belize (d. 2011)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Steve Gromek, American baseball player (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1920 - John O'Connor, American cardinal (d. 2000)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Babasaheb Bhosale, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2007)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Frank Thornton, English actor (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Sylvia Lawler, English geneticist (d. 1996)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Eric Willis, Australian sergeant and politician, 34th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1999)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Ivor Cutler, Scottish pianist, songwriter, and poet (d. 2006)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Lee Teng-hui, Taiwanese-Chinese economist and politician, 4th President of the Republic of China

Births97 years ago

1924 - George Lowe, New Zealand-English mountaineer and explorer (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Ruth Slenczynska, American pianist and composer

Births95 years ago

1925 - Ignacio López Tarso, Mexican actor

Births95 years ago

1926 - Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss actress (d. 2005)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Phyllis Coates, American actress

Births93 years ago

1928 - W. R. Mitchell, English journalist and author (d. 2015)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Earl Hooker, American guitarist (d. 1970)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Martin Luther King, Jr., American minister and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Eddie Graham, American wrestler and promoter (d. 1985)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Lee Bontecou, American painter and sculptor

Births89 years ago

1932 - Lou Jones, American sprinter (d. 2006)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Frank Bough, English journalist and radio host

Births87 years ago

1933 - Ernest J. Gaines, American author and academic

Births87 years ago

1933 - Peter Maitlis, English chemist and academic

Births87 years ago

1934 - V. S. Ramadevi, Indian civil servant and politician, 13th Governor of Karnataka (d. 2013)

Births86 years ago

1937 - Margaret O'Brien, American actress and singer

Births83 years ago

1938 - Ashraf Aman, Pakistani engineer and mountaineer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Estrella Blanca, Mexican wrestler

Births82 years ago

1938 - Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer

Births82 years ago

1939 - Per Ahlmark, Swedish journalist and politician, 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 2018)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Tony Bullimore, British sailor

Births81 years ago

1941 - Captain Beefheart, American singer-songwriter, musician, and artist (d. 2010)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Frank Joseph Polozola, American academic and judge (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1943 - George Ambrum, Australian rugby league player (d. 1986)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Margaret Beckett, English metallurgist and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Births77 years ago
Births77 years ago

1943 - Mike Marshall, American baseball player

Births77 years ago

1944 - Jenny Nimmo, English author

Births76 years ago

1945 - Ko Chun-hsiung, Taiwanese actor, director, and politician (d. 2015)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Vince Foster, American lawyer and political figure (d. 1993)

Births75 years ago

1945 - William R. Higgins, American colonel (d. 1990)

Births75 years ago
Births75 years ago

1945 - David Pleat, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster

Births75 years ago

1946 - Charles Brown, American actor (d. 2004)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Mary Hogg, English lawyer and judge

Births73 years ago

1947 - Andrea Martin, American-Canadian actress, singer, and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1948 - Ronnie Van Zant, American singer-songwriter (d. 1977)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (d. 2001)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Alasdair Liddell, English businessman (d. 2012)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ian Stewart, Scottish runner

Births71 years ago

1949 - Howard Twitty, American golfer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Marius Trésor, French footballer and coach

Births70 years ago

1952 - Boris Blank, Swiss singer-songwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Andrzej Fischer, Polish footballer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Randy White, American football player

Births67 years ago

1954 - Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino poet, author, and screenwriter

Births66 years ago

1955 - Nigel Benson, English author and illustrator

Births65 years ago

1955 - Andreas Gursky, German photographer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Khalid Islambouli, Egyptian lieutenant (d. 1982)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Vitaly Kaloyev, Russian architect

Births64 years ago

1956 - Mayawati, Indian educator and politician, 23rd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

Births64 years ago

1956 - Marc Trestman, American football player and coach

Births64 years ago

1957 - David Ige, American politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Marty Lyons, American football player and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1957 - Andrew Tyrie, English journalist and politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mario Van Peebles, American actor and director

Births63 years ago

1958 - Ken Judge, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2016)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Boris Tadić, Serbian psychologist and politician, 16th President of Serbia

Births62 years ago

1959 - Greg Dowling, Australian rugby league player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian mountaineer and photographer (d. 2008)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Pete Trewavas, English bass player and songwriter

Births61 years ago

1961 - Serhiy N. Morozov, Ukrainian footballer and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Yves Pelletier, Canadian actor and director

Births59 years ago

1963 - Conrad Lant, English singer-songwriter and bass player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Bruce Schneier, American cryptographer and author

Births57 years ago

1964 - Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Bernard Hopkins, American boxer and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor

Births55 years ago

1966 - Lisa Lisa, American R&B singer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Ted Tryba, American golfer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Chad Lowe, American actor, director, and producer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Delino DeShields, American baseball player and manager

Births51 years ago

1970 - Shane McMahon, American wrestler and businessman

Births50 years ago

1971 - Regina King, American actress

Births49 years ago

1972 - Shelia Burrell, American heptathlete

Births48 years ago

1972 - Christos Kostis, Greek footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Claudia Winkleman, English journalist and critic

Births48 years ago

1973 - Essam El Hadary, Egyptian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Suparno Satpathy, Indian socio-political leader

Births47 years ago

1974 - Séverine Deneulin, international development academic

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ray King, American baseball player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Mary Pierce, Canadian-American tennis player and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Doug Gottlieb, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1976 - Iryna Lishchynska, Ukrainian runner

Births44 years ago

1976 - Scott Murray, Scottish rugby player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Florentin Petre, Romanian footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1978 - Eddie Cahill, American actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ryan Sidebottom, English cricketer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Drew Brees, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Michalis Morfis, Cypriot footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Martin Petrov, Bulgarian footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Matt Holliday, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese football player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Pitbull, American rapper and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Dylan Armstrong, Canadian shot putter and hammer thrower

Births39 years ago

1981 - Vanessa Henke, German tennis player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Sean Lamont, Scottish rugby player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Benjamin Agosto, American skater

Births38 years ago

1982 - Armando Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Brett Lebda, American ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ari Pulkkinen, Finnish pianist and composer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Francis Zé, Cameroonian footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Jermaine Pennant, English footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Ben Shapiro, American author and commentator

Births36 years ago

1985 - René Adler, German footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Enrico Patrizio, Italian rugby player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Kenneth Emil Petersen, Danish footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Fred Davis, American football player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Tsegaye Kebede, Ethiopian runner

Births33 years ago

1987 - David Knight, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Michael Seater, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births33 years ago

1988 - Daniel Caligiuri, German footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Skrillex, American DJ and producer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Alexei Cherepanov, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2008)

Births31 years ago

1990 - Paul Blake, English sprinter

Births30 years ago

1990 - Fernando Forestieri, Italian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Robert Trznadel, Polish footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Marc Bartra, Spanish footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Nicolai Jørgensen, Danish footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Darya Klishina, Russian long jumper

Births29 years ago

1991 - James Mitchell, Australian basketball player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Joël Veltman, Dutch footballer

Births28 years ago

1994 - Eric Dier, English footballer

Births26 years ago

2004 - Grace VanderWaal, American singer-songwriter

Births16 years ago

Deaths

AD 69 - Galba, Roman emperor (b. 3 BC)

Deaths

378 - Chak Tok Ich'aak I, Mayan ruler

Deaths

570 - Íte of Killeedy, Irish nun and saint (b. 475)

Deaths

849 - Theophylact, Byzantine emperor (b. 793)

Deaths

936 - Rudolph of France (b. 880)

Deaths

950 - Wang Jingchong, Chinese general

Deaths

1149 - Berengaria of Barcelona, queen consort of Castile (b. 1116)

Deaths871 years ago

1568 - Nicolaus Olahus, Romanian archbishop (b. 1493)

Deaths452 years ago

1569 - Catherine Carey, lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I of England (b. 1524)

Deaths451 years ago

1584 - Martha Leijonhufvud, Swedish noblewoman (b. 1520)

Deaths436 years ago
Deaths425 years ago

1623 - Paolo Sarpi, Italian lawyer, historian, and scholar (b. 1552)

Deaths397 years ago

1672 - John Cosin, English bishop and academic (b. 1594)

Deaths348 years ago

1683 - Philip Warwick, English politician (b. 1609)

Deaths337 years ago

1775 - Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Italian organist and composer (b. 1700)

Deaths245 years ago

1790 - John Landen, English mathematician and theorist (b. 1719)

Deaths230 years ago

1804 - Dru Drury, English entomologist and author (b. 1725)

Deaths216 years ago

1813 - Anton Bernolák, Slovak linguist and priest (b. 1762)

Deaths207 years ago

1815 - Emma, Lady Hamilton, English-French mistress of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (b. 1761)

Deaths205 years ago

1855 - Henri Braconnot, French chemist and pharmacist (b. 1780)

Deaths165 years ago

1864 - Isaac Nathan, English-Australian composer and journalist (b. 1792)

Deaths156 years ago

1866 - Massimo d'Azeglio, Piedmontese-Italian statesman, novelist and painter (b. 1798)

Deaths154 years ago
Deaths144 years ago

1884 - Antonios Georgantas, Greek revolutionary and politician (b. 1799)

Deaths136 years ago

1885 - Leopold Damrosch, German-American composer and conductor (b. 1832)

Deaths135 years ago

1893 - Fanny Kemble, English actress (b. 1809)

Deaths127 years ago

1896 - Mathew Brady, American photographer and journalist (b. 1822)

Deaths124 years ago

1905 - George Thorn, Australian politician, 6th Premier of Queensland (b. 1838)

Deaths115 years ago

1909 - Arnold Janssen, German priest and missionary (b. 1837)

Deaths111 years ago

1916 - Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian playwright and translator (b. 1850)

Deaths104 years ago

1919 - Karl Liebknecht, German politician (b. 1871)

Deaths101 years ago

1919 - Rosa Luxemburg, German economist, theorist, and philosopher (b. 1871)

Deaths101 years ago

1926 - Enrico Toselli, Italian pianist and composer (b. 1883)

Deaths94 years ago

1929 - George Cope, American painter (b. 1855)

Deaths91 years ago

1936 - Henry Forster, 1st Baron Forster, English cricketer and politician, 7th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1866)

Deaths84 years ago

1937 - Anton Holban, Romanian author, theoretician, and educator (b. 1902)

Deaths83 years ago

1945 - Wilhelm Wirtinger, Austrian-German mathematician and theorist (b. 1865)

Deaths75 years ago

1948 - Josephus Daniels, American publisher and diplomat, 41st United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1862)

Deaths72 years ago

1950 - Henry H. Arnold, American general (b. 1886)

Deaths70 years ago

1951 - Ernest Swinton, British Army officer (b. 1868)

Deaths69 years ago

1951 - Nikolai Vekšin, Estonian-Russian captain and sailor (b. 1887)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - Ned Hanlon, Australian sergeant and politician, 26th Premier of Queensland (b. 1887)

Deaths68 years ago

1955 - Yves Tanguy, French-American painter (b. 1900)

Deaths65 years ago

1959 - Regina Margareten, Hungarian businesswoman (b. 1863)

Deaths61 years ago

1964 - Jack Teagarden, American singer-songwriter and trombonist (b. 1905)

Deaths56 years ago

1967 - David Burliuk, Ukrainian author and illustrator (b. 1882)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Bill Masterton, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1938)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Frank Clement, English race car driver (b. 1886)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - William T. Piper, American engineer and businessman, founded Piper Aircraft (b. 1881)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Daisy Ashford, English author (b. 1881)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Coleman Francis, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1919)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1901)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Harold D. Cooley, American lawyer and politician (b. 1897)

Deaths46 years ago

1981 - Graham Whitehead, English race car driver (b. 1922)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Red Smith, American journalist (b. 1905)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Armin Öpik, Estonian-Australian paleontologist and geologist (b. 1898)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Shepperd Strudwick, American actor (b. 1907)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Fazıl Küçük, Cypriot journalist and politician (b. 1906)

Deaths36 years ago

1987 - Ray Bolger, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1904)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Seán MacBride, Irish republican activist and politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Gordon Jackson, Scottish-English actor (b. 1923)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Peggy van Praagh, English ballerina, choreographer, and director (b. 1910)

Deaths30 years ago

1993 - Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Georges Cziffra, Hungarian-French pianist and composer (b. 1921)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Harry Nilsson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Harilal Upadhyay, Indian author, poet, and astrologist (b. 1916)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Les Baxter, American pianist and composer (b. 1922)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (b. 1938)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Gulzarilal Nanda, Indian economist and politician, Prime Minister of India (b. 1898)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Junior Wells, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (b. 1934)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Betty Box, English composer and producer (b. 1915)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Georges-Henri Lévesque, Canadian-Dominican priest and sociologist (b. 1903)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Leo Marks, English cryptographer, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Michael Anthony Bilandic, American politician, 49th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1923)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Eugène Brands, Dutch painter (b. 1913)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Doris Fisher, American singer-songwriter (b. 1915)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Olivia Goldsmith, American author (b. 1949)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Victoria de los Ángeles, Spanish soprano and actress (b. 1923)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Walter Ernsting, German author (b. 1920)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Elizabeth Janeway, American author and critic (b. 1913)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Ruth Warrick, American actress (b. 1916)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1926)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Awad Hamed al-Bandar, Iraqi lawyer and judge (b. 1945)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Iraqi intelligence officer (b. 1951)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - James Hillier, Canadian-American computer scientist and academic, co-invented the electron microscope (b. 1915)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino educator and diplomat (b. 1905)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Bo Yibo, Chinese commander and politician, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1908)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Robert V. Bruce, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Brad Renfro, American actor (b. 1982)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Lincoln Verduga Loor, Ecuadorian journalist and politician (b. 1917)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Nat Lofthouse, English footballer and manager (b. 1925)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, French soldier, race car driver, and businessman (b. 1908)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Susannah York, English actress and activist (b. 1939)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Ed Derwinski, American soldier and politician, 1st United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Manuel Fraga Iribarne, Spanish lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the Xunta of Galicia (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Carlo Fruttero, Italian journalist and author (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Samuel Jaskilka, American general (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ib Spang Olsen, Danish author and illustrator (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Hulett C. Smith, American lieutenant and politician, 27th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Nagisa Oshima, Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John Thomas, American high jumper (b. 1941)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Curtis Bray, American football player and coach (b. 1970)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John Dobson, Chinese-American astronomer and author (b. 1915)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Roger Lloyd-Pack, English actor (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Ervin Drake, American songwriter and composer (b. 1919)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Kim Fowley, American singer-songwriter, producer, and manager (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ray Nagel, American football player and coach (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Francisco X. Alarcón, American poet and educator (b. 1954)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Ken Judge, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1958)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Manuel Velázquez, Spanish footballer (b. 1943)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Jimmy Snuka, Fijian professional wrestler (b. 1943)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Dolores O'Riordan, Irish pop singer (b. 1971)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Carol Channing, American actress (b. 1921)

Deaths1 years ago

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