Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18–25) (Christianity)

Holidays and observances

Events

474 - Seven-year-old Leo II succeeds his maternal grandfather Leo I as Byzantine emperor. He dies ten months later.

Events
Events

1126 - Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.

Events894 years ago

1486 - King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV uniting the House of Lancaster and the House of York.

Events534 years ago

1562 - Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.

Events458 years ago

1591 - King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Mingyi Swa of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed as Royal Thai Armed Forces day.

Events429 years ago

1670 - Henry Morgan captures Panama.

Events350 years ago

1701 - Frederick I crowns himself King of Prussia in Königsberg.

Events319 years ago

1778 - James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands".

Events242 years ago

1788 - The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from Great Britain to Australia arrive at Botany Bay.

Events232 years ago

1806 - Jan Willem Janssens surrenders the Dutch Cape Colony to the British.

Events214 years ago

1866 - Wesley College is established in Melbourne, Australia.

Events154 years ago

1871 - Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed Kaiser Wilhelm in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles (France) towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War. Wilhelm already had the title of German Emperor since the constitution of 1 January 1871, but he had hesitated to accept the title.

Events149 years ago

1886 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.

Events134 years ago

1896 - An X-ray generating machine is exhibited for the first time by H. L. Smith.

Events124 years ago

1911 - Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania anchored in San Francisco Bay, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.

Events109 years ago

1913 - First Balkan War: A Greek flotilla defeats the Ottoman Navy in the Naval Battle of Lemnos, securing the islands of the Northern Aegean Sea for Greece.

Events107 years ago

1915 - Japan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.

Events105 years ago
Events101 years ago

1919 - Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.

Events101 years ago
Events79 years ago

1943 - Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Events77 years ago

1945 - World War II: Liberation of Kraków, Poland by the Red Army.

Events75 years ago

1958 - Willie O'Ree, the first Black Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins.

Events62 years ago

1960 - Capital Airlines Flight 20 crashes into a farm in Charles City County, Virginia, killing all 50 aboard, the third fatal Capital Airlines crash in as many years.

Events60 years ago

1967 - Albert DeSalvo, the "Boston Strangler", is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.

Events53 years ago

1969 - United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay killing all 32 passengers and six crew members.

Events51 years ago

1974 - A Disengagement of Forces agreement is signed between the Israeli and Egyptian governments, ending conflict on the Egyptian front of the Yom Kippur War.

Events46 years ago

1977 - Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease.

Events43 years ago

1977 - Australia's worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.

Events43 years ago

1977 - SFR Yugoslavia's Prime minister, Džemal Bijedić, his wife and six others are killed in a plane crash in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Events43 years ago

1978 - The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom's government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.

Events42 years ago

1981 - Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield parachute off a Houston skyscraper, becoming the first two people to BASE jump from objects in all four categories: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs).

Events39 years ago

1983 - The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals to his family.

Events37 years ago

1990 - Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.

Events30 years ago

1993 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.

Events27 years ago

2002 - Sierra Leone Civil War is declared over.

Events18 years ago

2003 - A bushfire kills four people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.

Events17 years ago

2005 - The Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France

Events15 years ago

2007 - The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people and Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Cyclone Kyrill causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe.

Events13 years ago

2008 - The Euphronios Krater is unveiled in Rome after being returned to Italy by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Events12 years ago

2018 - A bus catches fire on the SamaraShymkent road in Yrgyz District, Aktobe, Kazakhstan. The fire kills 52 passengers, with three passengers and two drivers escaping.

Events2 years ago

Births

1404 - Sir Philip Courtenay, British noble (d. 1463)

Births616 years ago

1457 - Antonio Trivulzio, seniore, Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 1508)

Births563 years ago

1519 - Isabella Jagiellon, Queen of Hungary (d. 1559)

Births501 years ago
Births480 years ago
Births379 years ago

1659 - Damaris Cudworth Masham, English philosopher and theologian (d. 1708)

Births361 years ago

1672 - Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French author (d. 1731)

Births348 years ago
Births332 years ago

1689 - Montesquieu, French lawyer and philosopher (d. 1755)

Births331 years ago

1701 - Johann Jakob Moser, German jurist (d. 1785)

Births319 years ago

1743 - Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, French mystic and philosopher (d. 1803)

Births277 years ago

1751 - Ferdinand Kauer, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1831)

Births269 years ago

1752 - John Nash, English architect (d. 1835)

Births268 years ago

1764 - Samuel Whitbread, English politician (d. 1815)

Births256 years ago

1779 - Peter Mark Roget, English physician, lexicographer, and theologian (d. 1869)

Births241 years ago

1782 - Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Secretary of State (d. 1852)

Births238 years ago
Births227 years ago

1815 - Constantin von Tischendorf, German theologian and scholar (d. 1874)

Births205 years ago

1835 - César Cui, Russian general, composer, and critic (d. 1918)

Births185 years ago

1840 - Henry Austin Dobson, English poet and author (d. 1921)

Births180 years ago

1841 - Emmanuel Chabrier, French pianist and composer (d. 1894)

Births179 years ago

1842 - A. A. Ames, American physician and politician, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)

Births178 years ago

1848 - Ioan Slavici, Romanian journalist and author (d. 1925)

Births172 years ago

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

Births171 years ago

1850 - Seth Low, American academic and politician, 92nd Mayor of New York City (d. 1916)

Births170 years ago

1853 - Marthinus Nikolaas Ras, South African farmer, soldier, and gun-maker (d. 1900)

Births167 years ago

1854 - Thomas A. Watson, American assistant to Alexander Graham Bell (d. 1934)

Births166 years ago

1856 - Daniel Hale Williams, American surgeon and cardiologist (d. 1931)

Births164 years ago

1867 - Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan poet, journalist, and diplomat (d. 1916)

Births153 years ago

1868 - Kantarō Suzuki, Japanese admiral and politician, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1948)

Births152 years ago

1877 - Sam Zemurray, Russian-American businessman, founded the Cuyamel Fruit Company (d. 1961)

Births143 years ago

1879 - Henri Giraud, French general and politician (d. 1949)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian-Dutch physicist and academic (d. 1933)

Births140 years ago

1880 - Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, Italian cardinal (d. 1954)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Gaston Gallimard, French publisher, founded Éditions Gallimard (d. 1975)

Births139 years ago

1882 - A. A. Milne, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1956)

Births138 years ago

1886 - Clara Nordström, Swedish-German author and translator (d. 1962)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Thomas Sopwith, English ice hockey player, sailor, and pilot (d. 1989)

Births132 years ago

1892 - Oliver Hardy, American actor and comedian (d. 1957)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Bill Meanix, American hurdler and coach (d. 1957)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Paul Rostock, German surgeon and academic (d. 1956)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Jorge Guillén, Spanish poet, critic, and academic (d. 1984)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Toots Mondt, American wrestler and promoter (d. 1976)

Births126 years ago

1896 - C. M. Eddy Jr., American author (d. 1967)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Ville Ritola, Finnish-American runner (d. 1982)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Albert Kivikas, Estonian journalist and author (d. 1978)

Births122 years ago

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

Births119 years ago

1903 - Berthold Goldschmidt, German pianist and composer (d. 1996)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordion player and composer (d. 2006)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Cary Grant, English-American actor (d. 1986)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Joseph Bonanno, Italian-American mob boss (d. 2002)

Births115 years ago

1907 - János Ferencsik, Hungarian conductor (d. 1984)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Jacob Bronowski, Polish-English mathematician, historian, and television host (d. 1974)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist and academic (d. 1993)

Births110 years ago

1911 - José María Arguedas, Peruvian anthropologist, author, and poet (d. 1969)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Danny Kaye, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1987)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Carroll Cloar, American artist (d. 1993)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Giannis Papaioannou, Greek composer (d. 1972)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Arno Schmidt, German author and translator (d. 1979)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Vitomil Zupan, Slovene author, poet, and playwright (d. 1987)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Syl Apps, Canadian pole vaulter, ice hockey player, and politician (d. 1998)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Santiago Carrillo, Spanish soldier and politician (d. 2012)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (d. 1984)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Nicholas Oresko, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2013)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese-American businessman (d. 2008)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Gustave Gingras, Canadian-English physician and educator (d. 1996)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Toni Turek, German footballer (d. 1984)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)

Births99 years ago

1923 - John Graham, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Wales (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Gerrit Voorting, Dutch cyclist (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Gilles Deleuze, French metaphysician and philosopher (d. 1995)

Births95 years ago

1925 - John V. Evans, American soldier and politician, 27th Governor of Idaho (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Sol Yurick, American soldier and author (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Randolph Bromery, American geologist and academic (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Sundaram Balachander, Indian actor, singer, and veena player (d. 1990)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Alexander Gomelsky, Soviet and Russian professional basketball coach of Jewish origin (d. 2005)

Births92 years ago

1931 - Chun Doo-hwan, South Korean general and politician, 5th President of South Korea

Births89 years ago

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

Births88 years ago
Births87 years ago

1933 - David Bellamy, English botanist, author and academic (d. 2019)

Births87 years ago

1933 - John Boorman, English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births87 years ago

1933 - Ray Dolby, American engineer and businessman, founded Dolby Laboratories (d. 2013)

Births87 years ago

1933 - William Goodhart, Baron Goodhart, English lawyer and politician (d. 2017)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Frank McMullen, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2004)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Jean Vuarnet, French ski racer (d. 2017)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Raymond Briggs, English author and illustrator

Births86 years ago

1935 - Albert Millaire, Canadian actor and director (d. 2018)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Jon Stallworthy, English poet, critic, and academic (d. 2014)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Gad Yaacobi, Israeli academic and diplomat, 10th Israel Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2007)

Births85 years ago
Births84 years ago

1937 - John Hume, Northern Irish educator and politician, Nobel Prize laureate

Births83 years ago

1938 - Curt Flood, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1997)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Anthony Giddens, English sociologist and academic

Births82 years ago

1938 - Werner Olk, German footballer and manager

Births82 years ago

1938 - Hargus "Pig" Robbins, American Country Music Hall of Fame session keyboard and piano player

Births82 years ago

1940 - Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican race car driver (d. 1971)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Denise Bombardier, Canadian journalist and author

Births79 years ago

1941 - Bobby Goldsboro, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births79 years ago

1941 - David Ruffin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1991)

Births79 years ago

1943 - Paul Freeman, English actor

Births77 years ago

1943 - Kay Granger, American educator and politician

Births77 years ago

1943 - Dave Greenslade, English keyboard player and composer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Charlie Wilson, American businessman and politician (d. 2013)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Paul Keating, Australian economist and politician, 24th Prime Minister of Australia

Births76 years ago

1944 - Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Kei Ogura, Japanese singer-songwriter and composer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Alexander Van der Bellen, President of Austria

Births76 years ago

1945 - Rocco Forte, English businessman and philanthropist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Perro Aguayo, Mexican wrestler

Births74 years ago

1946 - Joseph Deiss, Swiss economist and politician, 156th President of the Swiss Confederation

Births74 years ago

1946 - Henrique Rosa, Bissau-Guinean politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (d. 2013)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseball player and journalist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor and director

Births73 years ago

1949 - Bill Keller, American journalist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Philippe Starck, French interior designer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Gianfranco Brancatelli, Italian race car driver

Births70 years ago

1950 - Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver (d. 1982)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist and activist (d. 1982)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Bob Latchford, English footballer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Michael Behe, American biochemist, author, and academic

Births68 years ago

1952 - R. Stevie Moore, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births68 years ago

1953 - Brett Hudson, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Peter Moon, Australian comedian and actor

Births67 years ago

1955 - Kevin Costner, American actor, director, and producer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Paul Deighton, Baron Deighton, English banker and politician

Births64 years ago

1960 - Mark Rylance, English actor, director, and playwright

Births60 years ago

1961 - Peter Beardsley, English footballer and manager

Births59 years ago

1961 - Bob Hansen, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births59 years ago

1961 - Mark Messier, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster

Births59 years ago

1961 - Jeff Yagher, American actor and sculptor

Births59 years ago

1962 - Alison Arngrim, Canadian-American actress

Births58 years ago

1963 - Maxime Bernier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Minister of Foreign Affairs for Canada

Births57 years ago

1963 - Carl McCoy, English singer-songwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Martin O'Malley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 61st Governor of Maryland

Births57 years ago

1964 - Brady Anderson, American baseball player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Richard Dunwoody, Northern Irish jockey and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1964 - Virgil Hill, American boxer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Jane Horrocks, English actress and singer

Births56 years ago

1966 - Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player and author

Births54 years ago

1966 - Kazufumi Miyazawa, Japanese singer

Births54 years ago

1966 - André Ribeiro, Brazilian race car driver

Births54 years ago

1967 - Dean Bailey, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2014)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer

Births53 years ago

1969 - Dave Bautista, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jim O'Rourke, American guitarist and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Peter Van Petegem, Belgian cyclist

Births50 years ago

1971 - Amy Barger, American astronomer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jonathan Davis, American singer-songwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver

Births49 years ago

1971 - Pep Guardiola, Spanish footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Vinod Kambli, Indian cricketer, sportscaster, and actor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Mike Lieberthal, American baseball player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Kjersti Plätzer, Norwegian race walker

Births48 years ago

1973 - Burnie Burns, American actor, director, and producer, co-founded Rooster Teeth Productions

Births47 years ago

1973 - Luke Goodwin, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Benjamin Jealous, American civic leader and activist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Anthony Koutoufides, Australian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Crispian Mills, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and director

Births47 years ago

1973 - Rolando Schiavi, Argentinian footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Christian Burns, English singer-songwriter

Births46 years ago

1976 - Laurence Courtois, Belgian tennis player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Marcelo Gallardo, Argentinian footballer and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Damien Leith, Irish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1977 - Richard Archer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births43 years ago

1978 - Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Thor Hushovd, Norwegian cyclist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Bogdan Lobonț, Romanian footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Ruslan Fedotenko, Ukrainian ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Kenyatta Jones, American football player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Estelle, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Robert Green, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kert Haavistu, Estonian footballer and manager

Births40 years ago

1980 - Julius Peppers, American football player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jason Segel, American actor and screenwriter

Births40 years ago

1981 - Otgonbayar Ershuu, Mongolian painter and illustrator

Births39 years ago

1981 - Olivier Rochus, Belgian tennis player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Khari Stephenson, Jamaican footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kang Dong-won, South Korean actor

Births39 years ago

1982 - Quinn Allman, American guitarist and producer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Mary Jepkosgei Keitany, Kenyan runner

Births38 years ago

1983 - Amir Blumenfeld, Israeli-American comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Samantha Mumba, Irish singer-songwriter and actress

Births37 years ago

1984 - Kristy Lee Cook, American singer-songwriter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ioannis Drymonakos, Greek swimmer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Makoto Hasebe, Japanese footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Michael Kearney, American biochemist and academic

Births36 years ago

1984 - Seung-Hui Cho, South Korean student who perpetrated the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech (d. 2007)

Births36 years ago

1984 - Benji Schwimmer, American dancer and choreographer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Viktoria Shklover, Estonian figure skater

Births36 years ago

1985 - Dale Begg-Smith, Canadian-Australian skier

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mark Briscoe, American wrestler

Births35 years ago

1985 - Riccardo Montolivo, Italian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Hyun Woo, South Korean actor

Births35 years ago

1986 - Marya Roxx, Estonian-American singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ikusaburo Yamazaki, Japanese actor and singer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Johan Djourou, Swiss footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Christopher Liebig, German rugby player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Grigoris Makos, Greek footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Ronnie Day, American singer-songwriter

Births32 years ago

1988 - Angelique Kerber, German tennis player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Anastasios Kissas, Greek footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Boy van Poppel, Dutch cyclist

Births32 years ago

1989 - Rubén Miño, Spanish footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Nacho, Spanish footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Hayle Ibrahimov, Ethiopian-Azerbaijani runner

Births30 years ago

1990 - Gift Ngoepe, South African baseball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Diego Simões, Brazilian footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Francesco Bardi, Italian footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Sean Keenan, Australian actor

Births27 years ago

1994 - Kang Ji-young, South Korean singer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Ilona Kremen, Belarusian tennis player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Bryce Alford, American basketball player

Births25 years ago

1998 - Aitana Bonmatí, Spanish footballer

Births22 years ago

Deaths

52 BC - Publius Clodius Pulcher, Roman politician (b. 93 BC)

Deaths

474 - Leo I, Byzantine emperor (b. 401)

Deaths

748 - Odilo, duke of Bavaria

Deaths

896 - Khumarawayh ibn Ahmad ibn Tulun, ruler of the Tulunids, murdered (b. 864)

Deaths

1213 - Tamar of Georgia (b. 1160)

Deaths807 years ago

1253 - King Henry I of Cyprus (b. 1217)

Deaths767 years ago
Deaths749 years ago

1326 - Robert FitzWalter, 1st Baron FitzWalter, English baron (b. 1247)

Deaths694 years ago

1357 - Maria of Portugal, infanta (b. 1313)

Deaths663 years ago
Deaths653 years ago
Deaths609 years ago

1425 - Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (b. 1391)

Deaths595 years ago

1471 - Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (b. 1419)

Deaths549 years ago
Deaths541 years ago

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

Deaths473 years ago

1586 - Margaret of Parma (b. 1522)

Deaths434 years ago

1589 - Magnus Heinason, Faroese naval hero (b. 1545)

Deaths431 years ago

1677 - Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch politician, founded Cape Town (b. 1619)

Deaths343 years ago

1756 - Francis George of Schönborn-Buchheim, Archbishop-Elector of Trier (b. 1682)

Deaths264 years ago

1783 - Jeanne Quinault, French actress and playwright (b. 1699)

Deaths237 years ago

1803 - Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet and academic (b. 1743)

Deaths217 years ago

1849 - Panoutsos Notaras, Greek politician (b. 1752)

Deaths171 years ago

1862 - John Tyler, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 10th President of the United States (b. 1790)

Deaths158 years ago

1873 - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, English author, poet, playwright, and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1803)

Deaths147 years ago

1878 - Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist and academic (b. 1788)

Deaths142 years ago

1886 - Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (b. 1819)

Deaths134 years ago

1892 - Anton Anderledy, Swiss religious leader, 23rd Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1819)

Deaths128 years ago

1896 - Charles Floquet, French lawyer and politician, 55th Prime Minister of France (b. 1828)

Deaths124 years ago

1923 - Wallace Reid, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1891)

Deaths97 years ago

1936 - Hermanus Brockmann, Dutch rower (b. 1871)

Deaths84 years ago

1936 - Rudyard Kipling, English author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)

Deaths84 years ago

1940 - Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer, Polish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1865)

Deaths80 years ago

1951 - Amy Carmichael, Irish missionary and humanitarian (b. 1867)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - Curly Howard, American actor (b. 1903)

Deaths68 years ago

1954 - Sydney Greenstreet, English-American actor (b. 1879)

Deaths66 years ago

1955 - Saadat Hasan Manto, Pakistani author and screenwriter (b. 1912)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - Makbule Atadan, Turkish lawyer and politician (b. 1885)

Deaths64 years ago

1956 - Konstantin Päts, Estonian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 1st President of Estonia (b. 1874)

Deaths64 years ago

1963 - Hugh Gaitskell, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1906)

Deaths57 years ago

1966 - Kathleen Norris, American journalist and author (b. 1880)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Goose Tatum, American basketball player and soldier (b. 1921)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - Hans Freyer, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1887)

Deaths51 years ago
Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Virgil Finlay, American illustrator (b. 1914)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Irina Nikolaevna Levchenko, Russian tank commander (b. 1924)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (b. 1897)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher and author (b. 1919)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Cecil Beaton, English fashion designer and photographer (b. 1904)

Deaths40 years ago

1984 - Panteleimon Ponomarenko, Belarusian general and politician (b. 1902)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (b. 1915)

Deaths36 years ago

1989 - Bruce Chatwin, English-French author (b. 1940)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Melanie Appleby, English singer (b. 1966)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Rusty Hamer, American actor (b. 1947)

Deaths30 years ago

1993 - Dionysios Zakythinos, Greek historian, academic, and politician (b. 1905)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Adolf Butenandt, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Ron Luciano, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1937)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - N. T. Rama Rao, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician, 10th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (b. 1923)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Paul Tsongas, American lawyer and politician (b. 1941)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Dan Georgiadis, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1922)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (b. 1897)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Ed Farhat, American wrestler and trainer (b. 1924)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Indian poet and author (b. 1907)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Lamont Bentley, American actor and rapper (b. 1973)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jan Twardowski, Polish priest and poet (b. 1915)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Brent Liles, American bass player (b. 1963)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Georgia Frontiere, American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1927)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Frank Lewin, American composer and theorist (b. 1925)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Lois Nettleton, American actress (b. 1927)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - John Stroger, American politician (b. 1929)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Tony Hart, English painter and television host (b. 1925)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Nora Kovach, Hungarian-American ballerina (b. 1931)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Danai Stratigopoulou, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1913)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Grigore Vieru, Romanian poet and author (b. 1935)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Kate McGarrigle, Canadian musician and singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Robert B. Parker, American author and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Sargent Shriver, American politician and diplomat, 21st United States Ambassador to France (b. 1915)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Anthony Gonsalves, Indian composer and educator (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Georg Lassen, German captain (b. 1915)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Yuri Rasovsky, American playwright and producer, founded The National Radio Theater of Chicago (b. 1944)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Sean Fallon, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jim Horning, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jon Mannah, Australian rugby league player (b. 1989)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lewis Marnell, Australian skateboarder (b. 1982)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ron Nachman, Israeli lawyer and politician (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Kathryn Abbe, American photographer and author (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Michael Botmang, Nigerian politician, 17th Governor of Plateau State (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dennis Frederiksen, American singer-songwriter (b. 1951)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Andy Graver, English footballer (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sarah Marshall, English actress (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Eugenio Cruz Vargas, Chilean poet and painter (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Alberto Nisman, Argentinian lawyer and prosecutor (b. 1963)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Christine Valmy, Romanian cosmetologist and author (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Piet van der Sanden, Dutch journalist and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Tony Verna, American director and producer, invented instant replay (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach (b. 1924)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1948)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - T. S. Sinnathuray, Judge of the High Court of Singapore (b. 1930)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Michel Tournier, French journalist and author (b. 1924)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Peter Abrahams, South African-Jamaican writer (b. 1919)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - David P. Buckson, American lawyer and politician, Governor of Delaware (1960–1961) (b. 1920)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Rachael Heyhoe Flint, Baroness Heyhoe Flint, English cricketer, businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1939)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Roberta Peters, American coloratura soprano (b. 1930)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - John Coughlin, American figure skater (b. 1985)

Deaths1 years ago

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