Holidays and observances

Birthday of Edgar Allan Poe (commemorated by the Poe Toaster at his grave in Baltimore)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Feast of Sultán (Sovereignty), first day of the 17th month of the Bahá'í calendar (Bahá'í Faith) (only if Nowruz falls on March 21, otherwise the dates shifts)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Theophany / Epiphany (Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy), and its related observances:Timkat, or 20 during Leap Year (Ethiopian Orthodox)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


379 - Emperor Gratian elevates Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium to Augustus, and gives him authority over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire.


649 - Conquest of Kucha: The forces of Kucha surrender after a forty-day siege led by Tang dynasty general Ashina She'er, establishing Tang control over the northern Tarim Basin in Xinjiang.


1419 - Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England, completing his reconquest of Normandy.

Events601 years ago

1511 - The Italian city-fortress of Mirandola surrenders to the French.

Events509 years ago

1520 - Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.

Events500 years ago

1607 - San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is the oldest church still standing in the Philippines.

Events413 years ago
Events256 years ago

1764 - Bolle Willum Luxdorph records in his diary that a mail bomb, possibly the world's first, has severely injured the Danish Colonel Poulsen, residing at Børglum Abbey.

Events256 years ago

1788 - The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrive at Botany Bay.

Events232 years ago

1795 - The Batavian Republic is proclaimed in the Netherlands, bringing to an end the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.

Events225 years ago

1806 - Britain occupies the Dutch Cape Colony after the Battle of Blaauwberg.

Events214 years ago

1817 - An army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, crosses the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru.

Events203 years ago
Events191 years ago
Events181 years ago

1853 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il trovatore receives its premiere performance in Rome.

Events167 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in declaring secession from the United States.

Events159 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs: The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.

Events158 years ago

1871 - Franco-Prussian War: In the Siege of Paris, Prussia wins the Battle of St. Quentin. Meanwhile, the French attempt to break the siege in the Battle of Buzenval will end unsuccessfully the following day.

Events149 years ago

1883 - The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.

Events137 years ago

1899 - Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.

Events121 years ago

1915 - Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.

Events105 years ago

1915 - German strategic bombing during World War I: German zeppelins bomb the towns of Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in the United Kingdom killing at least 20 people, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target.

Events105 years ago

1917 - Silvertown explosion: A blast at a munitions factory in London kills 73 and injures over 400. The resulting fire causes over £2,000,000 worth of damage.

Events103 years ago

1920 - The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.

Events100 years ago

1920 - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is founded.

Events100 years ago

1937 - Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.

Events83 years ago

1940 - You Nazty Spy!, the first Hollywood film of any kind to satirize Adolf Hitler and the Nazis premieres, starring The Three Stooges, with Moe Howard as the character "Moe Hailstone" satirizing Hitler.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: HMS Greyhound and other escorts of convoy AS-12 sink Italian submarine Neghelli with all hands 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Falkonera.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: The Japanese conquest of Burma begins.

Events78 years ago

1945 - World War II: Soviet forces liberate the Łódź Ghetto. Of more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazi occupation.

Events75 years ago

1946 - General Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.

Events74 years ago

1953 - Almost 72% of all television sets in the United States are tuned into I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.

Events67 years ago

1960 - Japan and the United States sign the US–Japan Mutual Security Treaty

Events60 years ago

1969 - Student Jan Palach dies after setting himself on fire three days earlier in Prague's Wenceslas Square to protest about the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. His funeral turns into another major protest.

Events51 years ago

1974 - China gains control over all the Paracel Islands after a military engagement between the naval forces of China and South Vietnam

Events46 years ago

1977 - President Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (a.k.a. "Tokyo Rose").

Events43 years ago

1978 - The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America continues until 2003.

Events42 years ago

1981 - Iran hostage crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.

Events39 years ago

1983 - Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.

Events37 years ago

1983 - The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.

Events37 years ago

1986 - The first IBM PC computer virus is released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, it was created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter unauthorized copying of the software they had written.

Events34 years ago

1991 - Gulf War: Iraq fires a second Scud missile into Israel, causing 15 injuries.

Events29 years ago
Events27 years ago

1995 - After being struck by lightning the crew of Bristow Flight 56C are forced to ditch. All 18 aboard are later rescued.

Events25 years ago

1996 - The barge North Cape oil spill occurs as an engine fire forces the tugboat Scandia ashore on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Events24 years ago

1997 - Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.

Events23 years ago

1999 - British Aerospace agrees to acquire the defence subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, forming BAE Systems in November 1999.

Events21 years ago

2007 - Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated in front of his newspaper's Istanbul office by 17-year-old Turkish ultra-nationalist Ogün Samast.

Events13 years ago

2007 - Four-man Team N2i, using only skis and kites, completes a 1,093-mile (1,759 km) trek to reach the Antarctic pole of inaccessibility for the first time since 1965 and for the first time ever without mechanical assistance.

Events13 years ago

2012 - The Hong Kong-based file-sharing website Megaupload is shut down by the FBI.

Events8 years ago

2014 - A bomb attack on an army convoy in the city of Bannu kills at least 26 Pakistani soldiers and injures 38 others.

Events6 years ago


399 - Pulcheria, Byzantine empress and saint (d. 453)


1200 - Dōgen Zenji, founder of Sōtō Zen (d. 1253)

Births820 years ago
Births476 years ago

1617 - Lucas Faydherbe, Flemish sculptor and architect (d. 1697)

Births403 years ago

1628 - Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby, English noble (d. 1672)

Births392 years ago

1676 - John Weldon, English organist and composer (d. 1736)

Births344 years ago

1721 - Jean-Philippe Baratier, German scholar and author (d. 1740)

Births299 years ago

1736 - James Watt, Scottish-English chemist and engineer (d. 1819)

Births284 years ago

1737 - Giuseppe Millico, Italian soprano, composer, and educator (d. 1802)

Births283 years ago

1739 - Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect, designed Longford Hall and Barrells Hall (d. 1808)

Births281 years ago

1752 - James Morris III, American captain (d. 1820)

Births268 years ago
Births263 years ago

1788 - Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874)

Births232 years ago

1790 - Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet and academic (d. 1855)

Births230 years ago

1798 - Auguste Comte, French economist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1857)

Births222 years ago

1807 - Robert E. Lee, American general and academic (d. 1870)

Births213 years ago

1808 - Lysander Spooner, American philosopher and author (d. 1887)

Births212 years ago

1809 - Edgar Allan Poe, American short story writer, poet, and critic (d. 1849)

Births211 years ago

1810 - Talhaiarn, Welsh poet and architect (d.1869)

Births210 years ago

1813 - Henry Bessemer, English engineer and businessman (d. 1898)

Births207 years ago

1832 - Ferdinand Laub, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1875)

Births188 years ago

1833 - Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician and academic (d. 1872)

Births187 years ago

1839 - Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)

Births181 years ago

1848 - Arturo Graf, Italian poet, of German ancestry (d. 1913).

Births172 years ago

1848 - John Fitzwilliam Stairs, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1904)

Births172 years ago

1848 - Matthew Webb, English swimmer and diver (d. 1883)

Births172 years ago

1851 - Jacobus Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer and academic (d. 1922)

Births169 years ago

1852 - Thomas Price, Welsh-Australian politician, 24th Premier of South Australia (d. 1909)

Births168 years ago

1863 - Werner Sombart, German economist and sociologist (d. 1941)

Births157 years ago

1866 - Harry Davenport, American stage and film actor (d. 1949)

Births154 years ago

1871 - Dame Gruev, Bulgarian educator and activist, co-founded the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (d. 1906)

Births149 years ago

1874 - Hitachiyama Taniemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 19th Yokozuna (d. 1922)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Wakashima Gonshirō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 21st Yokozuna (d. 1943)

Births144 years ago

1876 - Dragotin Kette, Slovenian poet and author (d. 1899)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Herbert Chapman, English footballer and manager (d. 1934)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Boris Savinkov, Russian soldier and author (d. 1925)

Births141 years ago

1882 - John Cain Sr., Australian politician, 34th Premier of Victoria (d. 1957)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (d. 1956)

Births137 years ago

1887 - Alexander Woollcott, American actor, playwright, and critic (d. 1943)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss painter and sculptor (d. 1943)

Births131 years ago

1892 - Ólafur Thors, Icelandic lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1964)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Magda Tagliaferro, Brazilian pianist and educator (d. 1986)

Births127 years ago

1903 - Boris Blacher, German composer and playwright (d. 1975)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Stanley Hawes, English-Australian director and producer (d. 1991)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Briggs Cunningham, American race car driver, sailor, and businessman (d. 2003)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Ish Kabibble, American comedian and cornet player (d. 1994)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1971)

Births112 years ago

1911 - Choor Singh, Indian-Singaporean lawyer and judge (d. 2009)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Leonid Kantorovich, Russian mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Rex Ingamells, Australian author and poet (d. 1955)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Rudolf Wanderone, American professional pocket billiards player (d. 1996)

Births107 years ago

1918 - John H. Johnson, American publisher, founded the Johnson Publishing Company (d. 2005)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Bernard Dunstan, English painter and educator (d. 2017)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian politician and diplomat, 135th Prime Minister of Peru

Births100 years ago

1921 - Patricia Highsmith, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1995)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer and journalist (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Miguel Muñoz, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1990)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Jean Stapleton, American actress and singer (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Nicholas Colasanto, American actor and director (d. 1985)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Jean-François Revel, French philosopher (d. 2006)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Nina Bawden, English author (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Hans Massaquoi, German-American journalist and author (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Fritz Weaver, American actor (d. 2016)

Births94 years ago

1930 - Tippi Hedren, American model, actress, and animal rights-welfare activist

Births90 years ago

1930 - John Waite, South African cricketer (d. 2011)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Robert MacNeil, Canadian-American journalist and author

Births89 years ago

1932 - Russ Hamilton, English singer-songwriter (d. 2008)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Richard Lester, American-English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births88 years ago

1932 - Harry Lonsdale, American chemist, businessman, and politician (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1933 - George Coyne, American priest, astronomer, and theologian

Births87 years ago

1935 - Johnny O'Keefe, Australian singer-songwriter (d. 1978)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Ziaur Rahman, Bangladeshi general and politician, 7th President of Bangladesh (d. 1981)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, American singer, harmonica player, and drummer (d. 2011)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Fred J. Lincoln, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1937 - John Lions, Australian computer scientist and academic (d. 1998)

Births83 years ago

1939 - Phil Everly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Everly Brothers) (d. 2014)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Paolo Borsellino, Italian lawyer and judge (d. 1992)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Mike Reid, English comedian, actor, and author (d. 2007)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Colin Gunton, English theologian and academic (d. 2003)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler, trainer, and referee

Births79 years ago

1942 - Michael Crawford, English actor and singer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Paul-Eerik Rummo, Estonian poet and politician

Births78 years ago

1943 - Larry Clark, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Janis Joplin, American singer-songwriter (d. 1970)

Births77 years ago
Births77 years ago

1944 - Shelley Fabares, American actress and singer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Thom Mayne, American architect and academic, designed the San Francisco Federal Building and Phare Tower

Births76 years ago

1944 - Dan Reeves, American football player and coach

Births76 years ago

1945 - Trevor Williams, English singer-songwriter and bass player

Births75 years ago

1946 - Julian Barnes, English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Dolly Parton, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births74 years ago

1947 - Frank Aarebrot, Norwegian political scientist and academic (d. 2017)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Paula Deen, American chef and author

Births73 years ago

1947 - Rod Evans, English singer-songwriter

Births73 years ago

1948 - Nancy Lynch, American computer scientist and academic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Frank McKenna, Canadian politician and diplomat, 27th Premier of New Brunswick

Births72 years ago

1948 - Mal Reilly, English rugby league player and coach

Births72 years ago

1949 - Arend Langenberg, Dutch voice actor and radio host (d. 2012)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Sébastien Dhavernas, Canadian actor

Births70 years ago

1951 - Martha Davis, American singer of The Motels

Births69 years ago

1952 - Dewey Bunnell, British-American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Nadiuska, German television actress

Births68 years ago

1952 - Bruce Jay Nelson, American computer scientist (d. 1999)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Desi Arnaz, Jr., American actor and singer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Richard Legendre, Canadian tennis player and politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Wayne Schimmelbusch, Australian footballer and coach

Births67 years ago

1954 - Katey Sagal, American actress and singer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Cindy Sherman, American photographer and director

Births66 years ago

1954 - Esther Shkalim, Israeli poet and Mizrahi feminist

Births66 years ago

1955 - Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-American comedian and actor

Births65 years ago

1956 - Carman, American singer-songwriter, actor, and television host

Births64 years ago

1956 - Susan Solomon, American atmospheric chemist

Births64 years ago

1957 - Ottis Anderson, American football player and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1957 - Roger Ashton-Griffiths, English actor, screenwriter and film director

Births63 years ago

1957 - Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rican public servant and politician, 22nd Secretary of State of Puerto Rico

Births63 years ago

1958 - Thomas Kinkade, American painter (d. 2012)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Danese Cooper, American computer scientist and programmer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Jeff Pilson, American bass player, songwriter, and actor

Births61 years ago

1961 - William Ragsdale, American actor

Births59 years ago

1961 - Wayne Hemingway, English fashion designer, co-founded Red or Dead

Births59 years ago

1962 - Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist

Births58 years ago

1962 - Chris Sabo, American baseball player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jeff Van Gundy, American basketball player and coach

Births58 years ago

1963 - Michael Adams, American basketball player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Martin Bashir, English journalist

Births57 years ago

1963 - John Bercow, English politician, Speaker of the House of Commons

Births57 years ago

1964 - Janine Antoni, Bahamian sculptor and photographer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer-songwriter and basketball player

Births56 years ago

1966 - Floris Jan Bovelander, Dutch field hockey player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Yukiko Duke, Swedish journalist and translator

Births54 years ago

1966 - Sylvain Côté, Canadian ice hockey player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer-songwriter

Births54 years ago

1968 - David Bartlett, Australian politician, 43rd Premier of Tasmania

Births52 years ago

1968 - Whitfield Crane, American singer-songwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American novelist and short story writer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Luc Longley, Australian basketball player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Predrag Mijatović, Montenegrin footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Junior Seau, American football player (d. 2012)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Casey Sherman, American journalist and author

Births51 years ago

1969 - Steve Staunton, Irish footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1970 - Steffen Freund, German footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Kathleen Smet, Belgian triathlete

Births50 years ago

1970 - Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian and singer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Phil Nevin, American baseball player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Shawn Wayans, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - John Wozniak, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jon Fisher, American businessman and author

Births48 years ago

1972 - Ron Killings, American wrestler and rapper

Births48 years ago

1972 - Troy Wilson, Australian footballer and race car driver

Births48 years ago

1972 - Sergei Zjukin, Estonian chess player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Yoon Hae-young, South Korean actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Tyrone Wheatley, American football player and college football coach

Births48 years ago

1973 - Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Yevgeny Sadovyi, Russian swimmer and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Dainius Adomaitis, Lithuanian basketball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Frank Caliendo, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ian Laperrière, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1975 - Natalie Cook, Australian volleyball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Zdeňka Málková, Czech tennis player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Natale Gonnella, Italian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tarso Marques, Brazilian race car driver

Births44 years ago

1977 - Benjamin Ayres, Canadian actor, director, and photographer

Births43 years ago

1979 - Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast and sportscaster

Births41 years ago

1979 - Josu Sarriegi, Spanish footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Wiley, English rapper and producer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Jenson Button, English race car driver

Births40 years ago

1980 - Pasha Kovalev, Russian-American dancer and choreographer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Luke Macfarlane, Canadian-American actor and singer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Arvydas Macijauskas, Lithuanian basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Michael Vandort, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Paolo Bugia, Filipino basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Asier del Horno, Spanish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Lucho González, Argentinian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jodie Sweetin, American actress and singer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Shane Tronc, Australian rugby league player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Kim Yoo-suk, South Korean pole vaulter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Robin tom Rink, German singer-songwriter

Births38 years ago

1983 - Hikaru Utada, American-Japanese singer-songwriter and producer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Fabio Catacchini, Italian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Karun Chandhok, Indian race car driver

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jimmy Kébé, Malian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Jake Allen, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Pascal Behrenbruch, German decathlete

Births35 years ago

1985 - Benny Feilhaber, American soccer player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Esteban Guerrieri, Argentinian race car driver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Rika Ishikawa, Japanese singer and actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Elliott Ward, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Aleksandr Yevgenyevich Nikulin, Russian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Claudio Marchisio, Italian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Oleksandr Miroshnychenko, Ukrainian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Moussa Sow, Senegalese footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Edgar Manucharyan, Armenian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - JaVale McGee, American basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Tyler Breeze, Canadian wrestler

Births32 years ago

1990 - Tatiana Búa, Argentine tennis player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Petra Martić, Croatian tennis player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Shawn Johnson, American gymnast

Births28 years ago

1992 - Logan Lerman, American actor

Births28 years ago

1992 - Mac Miller, American rapper

Births28 years ago

1993 - Erick Torres Padilla, Mexican footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Matthias Ginter, German footballer

Births26 years ago


520 - John of Cappadocia, patriarch of Constantinople


639 - Dagobert I, Frankish king (b. 603)


914 - García I, king of León


1003 - Kilian of Cologne, Irish abbot

Deaths1017 years ago

1302 - Al-Hakim I, caliph of Cairo

Deaths718 years ago

1401 - Robert Bealknap, British justice

Deaths619 years ago

1526 - Isabella of Austria, Danish queen (b. 1501)

Deaths494 years ago

1547 - Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, English poet (b. 1516)

Deaths473 years ago

1565 - Diego Laynez, Spanish Jesuit theologian (b. 1512)

Deaths455 years ago

1571 - Paris Bordone, Venetian painter (b. 1495)

Deaths449 years ago

1576 - Hans Sachs, German poet and playwright (b. 1494)

Deaths444 years ago

1636 - Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Flemish painter (b.1561)

Deaths384 years ago

1661 - Thomas Venner, English rebel leader (b. 1599)

Deaths359 years ago

1729 - William Congreve, English playwright and poet (b. 1670)

Deaths291 years ago

1755 - Jean-Pierre Christin, French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1683)

Deaths265 years ago

1757 - Thomas Ruddiman, Scottish scholar and academic (b. 1674)

Deaths263 years ago

1766 - Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Italian-French architect and painter (b. 1695)

Deaths254 years ago

1785 - Jonathan Toup, English scholar and critic (b. 1713)

Deaths235 years ago

1833 - Ferdinand Hérold, French pianist and composer (b. 1791)

Deaths187 years ago

1847 - Charles Bent, American soldier and politician, 1st Governor of New Mexico (b. 1799)

Deaths173 years ago

1847 - Athanasios Christopoulos, Greek poet (b. 1772)

Deaths173 years ago

1851 - Esteban Echeverría, Argentinian poet and author (b. 1805)

Deaths169 years ago

1853 - Karl Faber, German historian and academic (b. 1773)

Deaths167 years ago

1865 - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and politician (b. 1809)

Deaths155 years ago

1869 - Carl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (b. 1788)

Deaths151 years ago

1874 - August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet and scholar (b. 1798)

Deaths146 years ago

1878 - Henri Victor Regnault, French physicist and chemist (b. 1810)

Deaths142 years ago

1905 - Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1817)

Deaths115 years ago

1906 - Bartolomé Mitre, Argentinian historian and politician, 6th President of Argentina (b. 1821)

Deaths114 years ago

1908 - Roberto Bompiani, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1821)

Deaths112 years ago

1929 - Liang Qichao, Chinese journalist, philosopher, and scholar (b. 1873)

Deaths91 years ago

1930 - Frank P. Ramsey, British mathematician, philosopher and economist (b. 1903)

Deaths90 years ago

1938 - Branislav Nušić, Serbian author, playwright, and journalist (b. 1864)

Deaths82 years ago

1945 - Gustave Mesny, French general (b. 1886)

Deaths75 years ago

1948 - Tony Garnier, French architect and urban planner, designed the Stade de Gerland (b. 1869)

Deaths72 years ago

1954 - Theodor Kaluza, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1885)

Deaths66 years ago

1957 - József Dudás, Romanian-Hungarian activist and politician (b. 1912)

Deaths63 years ago

1963 - Clement Smoot, American golfer (b. 1884)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Arnold Luhaäär, Estonian weightlifter (b. 1905)

Deaths55 years ago

1968 - Ray Harroun, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1879)

Deaths52 years ago

1972 - Michael Rabin, American violinist (b. 1936)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Max Adrian, Irish-English actor (b. 1903)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Thomas Hart Benton, American painter and educator (b. 1889)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese engineer and academic (b. 1886)

Deaths44 years ago

1979 - Moritz Jahn, German novelist and poet (b. 1884)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - William O. Douglas, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1898)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Francesca Woodman, American photographer (b. 1958)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Elis Regina, Brazilian soprano (b. 1945)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1920)

Deaths36 years ago

1987 - Lawrence Kohlberg, American psychologist and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths33 years ago

1990 - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Indian guru and mystic (b. 1931)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Alberto Semprini, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1908)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Herbert Wehner, German politician, 6th Minister of Intra-German Relations (b. 1906)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Marcel Chaput, Canadian biochemist and journalist (b. 1918)

Deaths29 years ago

1995 - Gene MacLellan, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Don Simpson, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1943)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - James Dickey, American poet and novelist (b. 1923)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Carl Perkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1932)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby player (b. 1967)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Bettino Craxi, Italian lawyer and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress, singer, and mathematician (b. 1913)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Dario Vittori, Italian-Argentinian actor and producer (b. 1921)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Vavá, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1934)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Milton Flores, Honduran footballer (b. 1974)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Françoise Giroud, French journalist, screenwriter, and politician, French Minister of Culture (b. 1916)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Harry E. Claiborne, American lawyer and judge (b. 1917)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1955)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - K. Sello Duiker, South African author and screenwriter (b. 1974)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Anthony Franciosa, American actor (b. 1928)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Wilson Pickett, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Awn Alsharif Qasim, Sudanese author and scholar (b. 1933)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricketer and pilot (b. 1921)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian journalist and activist (b. 1954)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Denny Doherty, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1940)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer-songwriter (b. 1969)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (b. 1937)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - John Stewart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Don Wittman, Canadian sportscaster (b. 1936)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Bill McLaren, Scottish rugby player and sportscaster (b. 1923)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Peter Åslin, Swedish ice hockey player (b. 1962)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sarah Burke, Canadian skier (b. 1982)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Winston Riley, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Rudi van Dantzig, Dutch ballet dancer and choreographer (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Taihō Kōki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Stan Musial, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Frank Pooler, American conductor and composer (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Earl Weaver, American baseball player and manager (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Toktamış Ateş, Turkish academician, political commentator, columnist and writer (b. 1944)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Azaria Alon, Ukrainian-Israeli environmentalist, co-founded the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (b. 1918)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Christopher Chataway, English runner, journalist, and politician (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Justin Capră, Romanian engineer and academic (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Michel Guimond, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1953)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ward Swingle, American-French singer-songwriter and conductor (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Richard Levins, American ecologist and geneticist (b. 1930)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Sheila Sim, English actress (b. 1922)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Miguel Ferrer, American actor (b. 1955)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Munnu Bhai, Pakistani newspaper journalist and columnist, poet and writer (b. 1933)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Fredo Santana, American rapper (b. 1990)

Deaths2 years ago

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