Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which the first day of Carnival of Cádiz can fall, while February 28 is the latest; celebrated two Sundays before Ash Wednesday until Ash Wednesday (Cádiz)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which the Liberation of Auschwitz Memorial can fall, while January 31 is the latest; observed on the last Sunday in January (Netherlands)

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

Tatiana Day or Russian Students Day (Russia, Eastern Orthodox)

Holidays and observances


AD 41 - After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.


750 - In the Battle of the Zab, the Abbasid rebels defeat the Umayyad Caliphate, leading to overthrow of the dynasty.


1348 - A strong earthquake strikes the South Alpine region of Friuli in modern Italy, causing considerable damage to buildings as far away as Rome.

Events672 years ago

1494 - Alfonso II becomes King of Naples.

Events526 years ago

1515 - Coronation of Francis I of France takes place at Reims Cathedral, where the new monarch is anointed with the oil of Clovis and girt with the sword of Charlemagne.

Events505 years ago

1533 - Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.

Events487 years ago

1554 - São Paulo, Brazil, is founded by Jesuit priests.

Events466 years ago
Events447 years ago

1575 - Luanda, the capital of Angola, is founded by the Portuguese navigator Paulo Dias de Novais.

Events445 years ago

1704 - The Battle of Ayubale results in the destruction of most of the Spanish missions in Florida.

Events316 years ago

1755 - Moscow University is established on Tatiana Day.

Events265 years ago

1765 - Port Egmont, the first British settlement in the Falkland Islands near the southern tip of South America, is founded.

Events255 years ago

1787 - Shays's Rebellion: The rebellion's largest confrontation, outside the Springfield Armory, results in the killing of four rebels and the wounding of twenty.

Events233 years ago
Events229 years ago
Events228 years ago

1858 - The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn is played at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia, and becomes a popular wedding processional.

Events162 years ago

1879 - The Bulgarian National Bank is founded.

Events141 years ago

1890 - Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.

Events130 years ago

1909 - Richard Strauss's opera Elektra receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.

Events111 years ago

1915 - Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.

Events105 years ago

1918 - The Ukrainian People's Republic declares independence from Soviet Russia.

Events102 years ago

1924 - The 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, in the French Alps, inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.

Events96 years ago

1937 - The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television, where it remains until September 18, 2009.

Events83 years ago
Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.

Events78 years ago

1945 - World War II: The Battle of the Bulge ends.

Events75 years ago
Events74 years ago
Events74 years ago

1947 - Thomas Goldsmith Jr. files a patent for a "Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device", the first ever electronic game.

Events73 years ago

1949 - The first Emmy Awards are presented; the venue is the Hollywood Athletic Club.

Events71 years ago

1960 - The National Association of Broadcasters reacts to the "payola" scandal by threatening fines for any disc jockeys who accept money for playing particular records.

Events60 years ago

1961 - In Washington, D.C., President John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.

Events59 years ago
Events59 years ago

1964 - Blue Ribbon Sports, which would later become Nike, is founded by University of Oregon track and field athletes.

Events56 years ago

1969 - Brazilian Army captain Carlos Lamarca deserts in order to fight against the military dictatorship, taking with him ten machine guns and 63 rifles.

Events51 years ago

1971 - Charles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate–LaBianca murders.

Events49 years ago

1971 - Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda's president.

Events49 years ago

1979 - Pope John Paul II starts his first official papal visits outside Italy to The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and Mexico.

Events41 years ago

1980 - Mother Teresa is honored with India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.

Events40 years ago

1986 - The National Resistance Movement topples the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.

Events34 years ago

1993 - Five people are shot outside the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Two are killed and three wounded.

Events27 years ago

1994 - The spacecraft Clementine by BMDO and NASA is launched.

Events26 years ago

1995 - The Norwegian rocket incident: Russia almost launches a nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant XII, a Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile.

Events25 years ago

1996 - Billy Bailey becomes the last person to be hanged in the U.S.A.

Events24 years ago

1998 - During a historic visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul II demands political reforms and the release of political prisoners while condemning US attempts to isolate the country.

Events22 years ago

1998 - A suicide attack by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth kills eight and injures 25 others.

Events22 years ago

1999 - A 6.0 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.

Events21 years ago

2003 - Invasion of Iraq: A group of people leave London, England, for Baghdad, Iraq, to serve as human shields, intending to prevent the U.S.-led coalition troops from bombing certain locations.

Events17 years ago

2005 - A stampede at the Mandhradevi temple in Maharashtra, India kills at least 258.

Events15 years ago

2006 - Mexican professional wrestler Juana Barraza is arrested in connection with the serial killing of at least ten elderly women.

Events14 years ago

2011 - The first wave of the Egyptian revolution begins throughout the country, marked by street demonstrations, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes.

Events9 years ago

2013 - At least 50 people are killed and 120 people are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

Events7 years ago

2015 - A clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in the Philippines killing 44 members of Special Action Force (SAF), at least 18 from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and five from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.

Events5 years ago

2019 - A mining company's dam collapses in Brumadinho, Brazil, a south-eastern city, killing at least 7 people and leaving 200 missing.

Events1 years ago


750 - Leo IV the Khazar, Byzantine emperor (d. 780)


1408 - Katharina of Hanau, German countess regent (d. 1460)

Births612 years ago

1459 - Paul Hofhaimer, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1537)

Births561 years ago

1477 - Anne of Brittany (probable; d. 1514)

Births543 years ago

1509 - Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal (d. 1580)

Births511 years ago
Births494 years ago

1615 - Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (d. 1660)

Births405 years ago

1618 - Nicolaes Visscher I, Dutch engraver and cartographer (d. 1679)

Births402 years ago

1627 - Robert Boyle, Irish-English chemist and physicist (d. 1691)

Births393 years ago

1634 - Gaspar Fagel, Dutch politician and diplomat (d. 1688)

Births386 years ago

1635 - Daniel Casper von Lohenstein, German writer, diplomat and lawyer (d. 1683)

Births385 years ago
Births380 years ago

1736 - Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian-French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1813)

Births284 years ago

1739 - Charles François Dumouriez, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (d. 1823)

Births281 years ago

1743 - Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, German philosopher and author (d. 1819)

Births277 years ago

1750 - Johann Gottfried Vierling, German organist and composer (d. 1813)

Births270 years ago

1755 - Paolo Mascagni, Italian physician and anatomist (d. 1815)

Births265 years ago

1759 - Robert Burns, Scottish poet and songwriter (d. 1796)

Births261 years ago

1783 - William Colgate, English-American businessman and philanthropist, founded Colgate-Palmolive (d. 1857)

Births237 years ago

1794 - François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist, physician, physiologist, and lawyer (d. 1878)

Births226 years ago

1796 - William MacGillivray, Scottish ornithologist and biologist (d. 1852)

Births224 years ago

1813 - J. Marion Sims, American gynecologist and physician (d. 1883)

Births207 years ago

1816 - Anna Gardner, American abolitionist and teacher (d. 1901)

Births204 years ago

1822 - Charles Reed Bishop, American businessman, philanthropist, and politician, founded the Bishop Museum (d. 1915)

Births198 years ago

1822 - William McDougall, Canadian lawyer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of the Northwest Territories (d. 1905)

Births198 years ago

1823 - José María Iglesias, Mexican politician and interim President (1876–1877) (d. 1891)

Births197 years ago

1824 - Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Indian poet and playwright (d. 1873)

Births196 years ago

1841 - John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, English admiral (d. 1920)

Births179 years ago

1858 - Mikimoto Kōkichi, Japanese businessman (d. 1954)

Births162 years ago

1860 - Charles Curtis, American lawyer and politician, 31st Vice President of the United States (d. 1936)

Births160 years ago

1864 - Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and author (d. 1934)

Births156 years ago

1868 - Juventino Rosas, Mexican violinist and composer (d. 1894)

Births152 years ago

1874 - W. Somerset Maugham, British playwright, novelist, and short story writer (d. 1965)

Births146 years ago

1878 - Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish-American engineer (d. 1975)

Births142 years ago

1882 - Virginia Woolf, English novelist, essayist, short story writer, and critic (d. 1941)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Kitahara Hakushū, Japanese poet and author (d. 1942)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor and composer (d. 1954)

Births134 years ago

1895 - Florence Mills, American singer, dancer, and actress (d. 1927)

Births125 years ago

1899 - Sleepy John Estes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian lawyer and politician, 46th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 1972)

Births121 years ago

1900 - István Fekete, Hungarian author (d. 1970)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Yōjirō Ishizaka, Japanese author and educator (d. 1986)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian geneticist and pioneer of evolutionary biology (d. 1975)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Martín de Álzaga, Argentinian race car driver and pilot (d. 1982)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Mildred Dunnock, American actress (d. 1991)

Births119 years ago

1905 - Maurice Roy, Canadian cardinal (d. 1985)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Margery Sharp, English author and educator (d. 1991)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Toni Ulmen, German race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 1976)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Hsieh Tung-min, Taiwanese politicians and Vice President of the Republic of China (d. 2001)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Edgar V. Saks, Estonian historian, author, and politician, Estonian Minister of Education (d. 1984)

Births110 years ago

1913 - Huang Hua, Chinese translator and politician, 5th Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (d. 2010)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer and conductor (d. 1994)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Luis Marden, American photographer and journalist (d. 2003)

Births107 years ago

1914 - William Strickland, American conductor and organist (d. 1991)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Ewan MacColl, English singer-songwriter, actor and producer (d. 1989)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Pop Ivy, American football player and coach (d. 2003)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Ilya Prigogine, Russian-Belgian chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Jânio Quadros, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 22nd President of Brazil (d. 1992)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Edwin Newman, American journalist and author (d. 2010)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist and academic (d. 2010)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Raymond Baxter, English television host and pilot (d. 2006)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Arvid Carlsson, Swedish pharmacologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Shirley Ardell Mason, American psychiatric patient (d. 1998)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Sally Starr, American actress and television host (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Jean Taittinger, French politician, French Minister of Justice (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Lou Groza, American football player and coach (d. 2000)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Husein Mehmedov, Bulgarian-Turkish wrestler and coach (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Speedy West, American guitarist and producer (d. 2003)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Gordy Soltau, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Giorgos Zampetas, Greek bouzouki player and songwriter (d. 1992)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Antônio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1994)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Jérôme Choquette, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Eduard Shevardnadze, Georgian general and politician, 2nd President of Georgia (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Cor van der Hart, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2006)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Elizabeth Allen, American actress and singer (d. 2006)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Robert Faurisson, English-French author and academic (d. 2018)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Benny Golson, American saxophonist and composer

Births91 years ago

1930 - Tanya Savicheva, Russian child diarist (d. 1944)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Dean Jones, American actor and singer (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1933 - Corazon Aquino, Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines (d. 2009)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Conrad Burns, American soldier, journalist, and politician (d. 2016)

Births85 years ago

1935 - António Ramalho Eanes, Portuguese general and politician, 16th President of Portugal

Births85 years ago

1936 - Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)

Births84 years ago

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

Births84 years ago

1937 - Ange-Félix Patassé, Central African engineer and politician, President of the Central African Republic (d. 2011)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese author and illustrator (d. 1998)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Etta James, American singer (d. 2012)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese author, illustrator, and animator

Births82 years ago

1938 - Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian singer-songwriter, actor, and poet (d. 1980)

Births82 years ago

1941 - Buddy Baker, American race car driver and sportscaster (d. 2015)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Carl Eller, American football player and sportscaster

Births78 years ago

1942 - Eusébio, Mozambican-Portuguese footballer (d. 2014)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Tobe Hooper, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)

Births77 years ago

1945 - Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress

Births75 years ago

1945 - Dave Walker, English singer and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Doc Bundy, American race car driver and technician

Births74 years ago

1947 - Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Tostão, Brazilian footballer, journalist, and physician

Births73 years ago

1948 - Ros Kelly, Australian educator and politician, 1st Australian Minister for Defence Science and Personnel

Births72 years ago

1948 - Georgy Shishkin, Russian painter and illustrator

Births72 years ago

1949 - John Cooper Clarke, English poet and critic

Births71 years ago

1949 - Paul Nurse, English geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births71 years ago

1950 - Gloria Naylor, American novelist (d. 2016)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Steve Prefontaine, American runner (d. 1975)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Peter Tatchell, Australian-English journalist and activist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Timothy White, American journalist, author, and critic (d. 2002)

Births68 years ago

1954 - Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births66 years ago

1954 - Kay Cottee, Australian sailor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Renate Dorrestein, Dutch journalist and author

Births66 years ago

1956 - Andy Cox, English guitarist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Dinah Manoff, American actress

Births64 years ago

1957 - Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish technologist and politician, Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs

Births63 years ago

1957 - Andrew Harris, American politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Jenifer Lewis, American actress and singer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Franco Pancheri, Italian footballer and manager

Births62 years ago

1961 - Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean ophthalmologist and politician, Singaporean Ministry of National Development

Births59 years ago

1962 - Chris Chelios, American ice hockey player and manager

Births58 years ago

1963 - Fernando Haddad, Brazilian academic and politician, 61st Mayor of São Paulo

Births57 years ago

1963 - Molly Holzschlag, American computer scientist and author

Births57 years ago

1964 - Billy Andrade, American golfer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Stephen Pate, Australian cyclist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Esa Tikkanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach

Births55 years ago

1966 - Chet Culver, American educator and politician, 41st Governor of Iowa

Births54 years ago

1966 - Yiannos Ioannou, Cypriot footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1967 - Nelson Asaytono, Filipino basketball player

Births53 years ago

1967 - David Ginola, French footballer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Randy McKay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births53 years ago

1968 - Eric Orie, Dutch footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1969 - Sergei Ovchinnikov, Russian volleyball player and coach (d. 2012)

Births51 years ago

1970 - Stephen Chbosky, American author, screenwriter, and director

Births50 years ago

1970 - Chris Mills, American basketball player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Milt Stegall, American football player and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1971 - Luca Badoer, Italian race car driver

Births49 years ago

1971 - Philip Coppens, Belgian journalist and author (d. 2012)

Births49 years ago

1971 - Ana Ortiz, American actress

Births49 years ago

1972 - Shinji Takehara, Japanese boxer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Geoff Johns, American author, screenwriter, and producer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Robert Budreau, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Emily Haines, Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Attilio Nicodemo, Italian footballer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Mia Kirshner, Canadian actress

Births45 years ago

1976 - Stephanie Bellars, American wrestler and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Mário Haberfeld, Brazilian race car driver

Births44 years ago

1976 - Dimitris Nalitzis, Greek footballer

Births44 years ago

1978 - Ahmet Dursun, Turkish footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Denis Menchov, Russian cyclist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Derrick Turnbow, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Rodrigo Ribeiro, Brazilian race car driver

Births41 years ago

1980 - Xavi, Spanish footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Francis Jeffers, English footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Alicia Keys, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress

Births39 years ago

1984 - Stefan Kießling, German footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Robinho, Brazilian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Fara Williams, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Brent Celek, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Patrick Willis, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Hwang Jung-eum, South Korean actress

Births35 years ago

1986 - Chris O'Grady, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Maria Kirilenko, Russian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Tatiana Golovin, French tennis player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Ryota Ozawa, Japanese actor

Births32 years ago

1990 - Apostolos Giannou, Greek-Australian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Lee Jun-ho, South Korean singer and actor (2PM)

Births30 years ago

1991 - Nigel Melker, Dutch racing driver

Births29 years ago


477 - Gaiseric, king of the Vandals (b. 389)


844 - Pope Gregory IV (b. 795)


863 - Charles of Provence, Frankish king (b. 845)


951 - Ma Xiguang, ruler of Chu (Ten Kingdoms)

Deaths1017 years ago
Deaths953 years ago
Deaths882 years ago

1139 - Godfrey I, Count of Louvain and Duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey VI)

Deaths881 years ago

1366 - Henry Suso, German priest and mystic (b. 1300)

Deaths654 years ago
Deaths607 years ago
Deaths589 years ago

1492 - Ygo Gales Galama, Frisian warlord and rebel (b. 1443)

Deaths528 years ago
Deaths526 years ago
Deaths461 years ago

1578 - Mihrimah Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1522)

Deaths442 years ago

1586 - Lucas Cranach the Younger, German painter (b. 1515)

Deaths434 years ago

1640 - Robert Burton, English physician and scholar (b. 1577)

Deaths380 years ago
Deaths350 years ago

1726 - Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (b. 1675)

Deaths294 years ago

1733 - Sir Gilbert Heathcote, 1st Baronet, English banker and politician, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1652)

Deaths287 years ago

1751 - Paul Dudley, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1675)

Deaths269 years ago

1852 - Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian admiral, cartographer, and explorer (b. 1778)

Deaths168 years ago

1872 - Richard S. Ewell, American general (b. 1817)

Deaths148 years ago

1881 - Konstantin Thon, Russian architect, designed the Grand Kremlin Palace and Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (b. 1794)

Deaths139 years ago

1884 - Périclès Pantazis, Greek-Belgian painter (b. 1849)

Deaths136 years ago

1891 - Theo van Gogh, Art dealer, the brother of Vincent van Gogh (b. 1857)

Deaths129 years ago

1900 - Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, German Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein (b. 1835)

Deaths120 years ago

1907 - René Pottier, French cyclist (b. 1879)

Deaths113 years ago

1908 - Ouida, English-Italian author (b. 1839)

Deaths112 years ago

1908 - Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player and theoretician (b. 1850)

Deaths112 years ago

1910 - W. G. Read Mullan, American Jesuit and academic (1860)

Deaths110 years ago

1912 - Dmitry Milyutin, Russian field marshal and politician (b. 1816)

Deaths108 years ago

1925 - Juan Vucetich, Croatian-Argentinian anthropologist and police officer (b. 1858)

Deaths95 years ago

1939 - Charles Davidson Dunbar, Scottish soldier and bagpipe player (b. 1870)

Deaths81 years ago

1947 - Al Capone, American gangster and mob boss (b. 1899)

Deaths73 years ago

1949 - Makino Nobuaki, Japanese politician, 15th Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1861)

Deaths71 years ago

1957 - Ichizō Kobayashi, Japanese businessman, founded Hankyu Hanshin Holdings (b. 1873)

Deaths63 years ago

1957 - Kiyoshi Shiga, Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. 1871)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Cemil Topuzlu, Turkish surgeon and politician, Mayor of Istanbul (b. 1866)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - Robert R. Young, American businessman and financier (b. 1897)

Deaths62 years ago

1960 - Diana Barrymore, American actress (b. 1921)

Deaths60 years ago

1966 - Saul Adler, Belarusian-English microbiologist and parasitologist (b. 1895)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Louie Myfanwy Thomas, Welsh writer (b. 1908)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Jane Bathori, French soprano (b. 1877)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese director and producer (b. 1901)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Barry III, Guinean lawyer and politician (b. 1923)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Erhard Milch, German field marshal (b. 1892)

Deaths48 years ago

1975 - Charlotte Whitton, Canadian journalist and politician, 46th Mayor of Ottawa (b. 1896)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Skender Kulenović, Bosnian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1910)

Deaths42 years ago

1981 - Adele Astaire, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1896)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Mikhail Suslov, Russian economist and politician (b. 1902)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - Ilias Iliou, Greek jurist and politician (b. 1904)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Frank J. Lynch, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1922)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Colleen Moore, American actress (b. 1899)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Ava Gardner, American actress (b. 1922)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Frank Soo, English footballer and manager (b. 1914)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Mir Khalil ur Rehman, Founder and editor of the Jang Group of Newspapers (b. 1927)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Stephen Cole Kleene, American mathematician, computer scientist, and academic (b. 1909)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Jonathan Larson, American playwright and composer (b. 1960)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Dan Barry, American author and illustrator (b. 1923)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Sarah Louise Delany, American author and educator (b. 1889)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Alice Ambrose, American philosopher and logician (b. 1906)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Cliff Baxter, employee at Enron (b. 1958)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Sheldon Reynolds, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1923)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Samuel Weems, American lawyer and author (b. 1936)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch runner and hurdler (b. 1918)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Miklós Fehér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (b. 1923)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - William Augustus Bootle, American lawyer and judge (b. 1902)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Philip Johnson, American architect, designed the PPG Place and Crystal Cathedral (b. 1906)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean author and poet (b. 1907)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Netti Witziers-Timmer, Dutch runner (b. 1923)

Deaths15 years ago

2009 - Eleanor F. Helin, American astronomer (b. 1932)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Ewald Kooiman, Dutch organist and educator (b. 1938)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Kim Manners, American director and producer (b. 1951)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Ali Hassan al-Majid, Iraqi general and politician, Iraqi Minister of Defence (b. 1941)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos Greek captain and businessman (b. 1935)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Vincent Cronin, Welsh historian and author (b. 1924)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Paavo Berglund, Finnish violinist and conductor (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jacques Maisonrouge, French businessman (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Franco Pacini, Italian astrophysicist and academic (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Robert Sheran, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1916)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Martial Asselin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 25th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Kevin Heffernan, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Aase Nordmo Løvberg, Norwegian soprano and actress (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Arthur Doyle, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and flute player (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Heini Halberstam, Czech-English mathematician and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dave Strack, American basketball player and coach (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - John Leggett, American author and academic (b. 1917)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Richard McBrien, American priest, theologian, and academic (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Bill Monbouquette, American baseball player and coach (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Demis Roussos, Egyptian-Greek singer (b. 1946)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Stephen P. Cohen, Canadian academic (b. 1945)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Robert Garcia, American politician (b. 1933)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - John Hurt, English actor (b. 1940)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Harry Mathews, American novelist and poet (b. 1930)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Marcel Prud'homme, Canadian politician (b. 1934)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Mary Tyler Moore, American actress, dancer, and producer (b. 1936)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Neagu Djuvara, Romanian historian, essayist, philosopher, journalist, novelist and diplomat (b. 1916)

Deaths2 years ago