Holidays and observances

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


661 - The Rashidun Caliphate is effectively ended with the assassination of Ali, the last caliph.


1500 - Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil.

Events520 years ago

1531 - The 6.4–7.1 Mw Lisbon earthquake kills about thirty thousand people.

Events489 years ago

1564 - The Council of Trent establishes an official distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.

Events456 years ago
Events456 years ago

1565 - Battle of Talikota, fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Deccan sultanates, leads to the subjugation, and eventual destruction of the last Hindu kingdom in India, and the consolidation of Islamic rule over much of the Indian subcontinent.

Events455 years ago

1699 - For the first time, the Ottoman Empire permanently cedes territory to the Christian powers.

Events321 years ago

1700 - The 8.7–9.2 Mw Cascadia earthquake takes place off the west coast of North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.

Events320 years ago

1736 - Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates his throne.

Events284 years ago

1788 - The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on Australia. Commemorated as Australia Day.

Events232 years ago

1808 - The Rum Rebellion is the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in New South Wales.

Events212 years ago

1837 - Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.

Events183 years ago

1838 - Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States

Events182 years ago

1841 - James Bremer takes formal possession of Hong Kong Island at what is now Possession Point, establishing British Hong Kong.

Events179 years ago
Events165 years ago

1856 - First Battle of Seattle. Marines from the USS Decatur drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers.

Events164 years ago
Events159 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: General Ambrose Burnside is relieved of command of the Army of the Potomac after the disastrous Fredericksburg campaign. He is replaced by Joseph Hooker.

Events157 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Governor of Massachusetts John Albion Andrew receives permission from the Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent.

Events157 years ago

1885 - Troops loyal to The Mahdi conquer Khartoum, killing the Governor-General Charles George Gordon.

Events135 years ago

1905 - The world's largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3,106.75 carats (0.621350 kg), is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.

Events115 years ago
Events109 years ago

1915 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress.

Events105 years ago

1918 - Finnish Civil War: A group of Red Guards hangs a red lantern atop the tower of Helsinki Workers' Hall to symbolically mark the start of the war.

Events102 years ago

1920 - Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.

Events100 years ago

1926 - The first demonstration of the television by John Logie Baird.

Events94 years ago

1930 - The Indian National Congress declares 26 January as Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj ("Complete Independence") which occurred 17 years later.

Events90 years ago

1934 - The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.

Events86 years ago
Events86 years ago

1939 - Spanish Civil War: Catalonia Offensive: Troops loyal to nationalist General Francisco Franco and aided by Italy take Barcelona.

Events81 years ago

1942 - World War II: The first United States forces arrive in Europe landing in Northern Ireland.

Events78 years ago

1945 - World War II: The Red Army begins encircling the German Fourth Army near Heiligenbeil in East Prussia, which will end in destruction of the 4th Army two months later.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Audie Murphy displays valor and bravery in action for which he will later be awarded the Medal of Honor.

Events75 years ago

1949 - The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory sees first light under the direction of Edwin Hubble, becoming the largest aperture optical telescope (until BTA-6 is built in 1976).

Events71 years ago

1950 - The Constitution of India comes into force, forming a republic. Rajendra Prasad is sworn in as its first President of India. Observed as Republic Day in India.

Events70 years ago

1952 - Black Saturday in Egypt: rioters burn Cairo's central business district, targeting British and upper-class Egyptian businesses.

Events68 years ago

1956 - Soviet Union cedes Porkkala back to Finland.

Events64 years ago
Events59 years ago

1962 - Ranger 3 is launched to study the Moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km).

Events58 years ago

1965 - Hindi becomes the official language of India.

Events55 years ago

1972 - JAT Fight 367 is destroyed by a terrorist bomb, killing 27 of the 28 people on board the DC-9. Flight attendant Vesna Vulović survives with critical injuries.

Events48 years ago
Events40 years ago

1986 - The Ugandan government of Tito Okello is overthrown by the National Resistance Army, led by Yoweri Museveni.

Events34 years ago

1991 - Mohamed Siad Barre is removed from power in Somalia, ending centralized government, and is succeeded by Ali Mahdi.

Events29 years ago

1992 - Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons.

Events28 years ago

1998 - Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Events22 years ago

2001 - The 7.7 Mw Gujarat earthquake shakes Western India with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), leaving 13,805–20,023 dead and about 166,800 injured.

Events19 years ago

2009 - Rioting breaks out in Antananarivo, Madagascar, sparking a political crisis that will result in the replacement of President Marc Ravalomanana with Andry Rajoelina.

Events11 years ago

2015 - An aircraft crashes at Los Llanos Air Base in Albacete, Spain, killing 11 people and injuring 21 others.

Events5 years ago


183 - Lady Zhen, wife of Cao Pi (d. 221)


1436 - Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset, Lancastrian military commander (d. 1464)

Births584 years ago

1467 - Guillaume Budé, French scholar (d. 1540)

Births553 years ago

1495 - Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)

Births525 years ago

1541 - Florent Chrestien, French poet and translator (d. 1596)

Births479 years ago

1549 - Jakob Ebert, German theologian (d. 1614)

Births471 years ago

1582 - Giovanni Lanfranco, Italian painter (d. 1647)

Births438 years ago

1595 - Antonio Maria Abbatini, Italian composer (d. 1679)

Births425 years ago
Births396 years ago

1657 - William Wake, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1737)

Births363 years ago

1708 - William Hayes, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1777)

Births312 years ago

1714 - Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor and educator (d. 1785)

Births306 years ago
Births304 years ago

1722 - Alexander Carlyle, Scottish minister and author (d. 1805)

Births298 years ago
Births257 years ago

1781 - Ludwig Achim von Arnim, German poet and author (d. 1831)

Births239 years ago

1813 - Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican philosopher and poet (d. 1876)

Births207 years ago

1824 - Emil Czyrniański, Polish chemist (d. 1888)

Births196 years ago

1832 - George Shiras, Jr., American lawyer and jurist (d. 1924)

Births188 years ago

1842 - François Coppée, French poet and author (d. 1908)

Births178 years ago

1852 - Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Italian-French explorer (d. 1905)

Births168 years ago

1857 - 12th Dalai Lama (d. 1875)

Births163 years ago

1861 - Louis Anquetin, French painter (d. 1932)

Births159 years ago

1864 - József Pusztai, Slovene-Hungarian poet and journalist (d. 1934)

Births156 years ago

1866 - John Cady, American golfer (d. 1933)

Births154 years ago

1878 - Dave Nourse, English-South African cricketer and coach (d. 1948)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Douglas MacArthur, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)

Births140 years ago

1885 - Michael Considine, Irish-Australian politician (d. 1959)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Harry Ricardo, English engineer and academic (d. 1974)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Per Thorén, Swedish figure skater (d. 1962)

Births135 years ago

1887 - François Faber, French-Luxembourgian cyclist (d. 1915)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Marc Mitscher, American admiral and pilot (d. 1947)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Dimitris Pikionis, Greek architect and academic (d. 1968)

Births133 years ago

1891 - Frank Costello, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1973)

Births129 years ago

1891 - August Froehlich, German priest and martyr (d. 1942)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Wilder Penfield, American-Canadian neurosurgeon and academic (d. 1976)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Bessie Coleman, American pilot (d. 1926)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Giuseppe Genco Russo, Italian mob boss (d. 1976)

Births127 years ago

1899 - Günther Reindorff, Russian-Estonian graphic designer and illustrator (d. 1974)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Menno ter Braak, Dutch author (d. 1940)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Ancel Keys, American physiologist and nutritionist (d. 2004)

Births116 years ago

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

Births116 years ago

1905 - Charles Lane, American actor and singer (d. 2007)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Maria von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (d. 1987)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Henry Cotton, English golfer (d. 1987)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Dimitrios Holevas, Greek priest and philologist (d. 2001)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Jill Esmond, English actress (d. 1990)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Rupprecht Geiger, German painter and sculptor (d. 2009)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Stéphane Grappelli, French violinist (d. 1997)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Jean Image, Hungarian-French animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Polykarp Kusch, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Norbert Schultze, German composer and conductor (d. 2002)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Jimmy Van Heusen, American pianist and composer (d. 1990)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Dürrüşehvar Sultan, Imperial Princess of the Ottoman Empire (d. 2006)

Births106 years ago

1915 - William Hopper, American actor (d. 1970)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Louis Zamperini, American runner and captain (d. 2014)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Nicolae Ceaușescu, Romanian dictator, 1st President of Romania (d. 1989)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Philip José Farmer, American author (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Valentino Mazzola, Italian footballer (d. 1949)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Bill Nicholson, English footballer and manager (d. 2004)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Hyun Soong-jong, South Korean politician, 24th Prime Minister of South Korea

Births101 years ago

1920 - Hans Holzer, Austrian-American paranormal researcher and author (d. 2009)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Eddie Barclay, French record producer, founded Barclay Records (d. 2005)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Akio Morita, Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (d. 1999)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Michael Bentine, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1996)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Seán Flanagan, Irish footballer and politician, 7th Irish Minister for Health (d. 1993)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Gil Merrick, English footballer (d. 2010)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Patrick J. Hannifin, American admiral (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Anne Jeffreys, American actress and singer (d. 2017)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1998)

Births96 years ago

1925 - David Jenkins, English bishop and theologian (d. 2016)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Joan Leslie, American actress (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Paul Newman, American actor, activist, director, race car driver, and businessman, co-founded Newman's Own (d. 2008)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Ben Pucci, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Claude Ryan, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2004)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Farman Fatehpuri, Pakistani linguist and scholar (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Joseph Bacon Fraser, Jr., American architect and businessman, co-founded the Sea Pines Company (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1927 - José Azcona del Hoyo, Honduran businessman and politician, President of Honduras (d. 2005)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Bob Nieman, American baseball player and scout (d. 1985)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Hubert Schieth, German footballer and manager (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Roger Vadim, French actor and director (d. 2000)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, and educator

Births91 years ago

1934 - Roger Landry, Canadian businessman and publisher

Births86 years ago

1934 - Charles Marowitz, American director, playwright, and critic (d. 2014)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Huey "Piano" Smith, American pianist and songwriter

Births86 years ago

1934 - Bob Uecker, American baseball player, sportscaster and actor

Births86 years ago

1935 - Corrado Augias, Italian journalist and politician

Births85 years ago

1935 - Henry Jordan, American football player (d. 1977)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Paula Rego, Portuguese-born British visual artist

Births85 years ago

1936 - Sal Buscema, American illustrator

Births84 years ago

1937 - Joseph Saidu Momoh, Sierra Leonean soldier and politician, 2nd President of Sierra Leone (d. 2003)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Henry Jaglom, English-American director and screenwriter

Births82 years ago

1940 - Séamus Hegarty, Irish bishop

Births80 years ago

1943 - César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (d. 2005)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jack Warner, Trinidadian businessman and politician

Births77 years ago

1944 - Angela Davis, American activist, academic, and author

Births76 years ago

1944 - Jerry Sandusky, American football coach and criminal

Births76 years ago

1945 - Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (d. 1987)

Births75 years ago

1945 - David Purley, English race car driver (d. 1985)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Christopher Hampton, Portuguese-English director, screenwriter, and playwright

Births74 years ago

1946 - Gene Siskel, American journalist and film critic (d. 1999)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Susan Friedlander, American mathematician

Births74 years ago

1947 - Patrick Dewaere, French actor and composer (d. 1982)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Les Ebdon, English chemist and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Redmond Morris, 4th Baron Killanin, Irish director, producer, and production manager

Births73 years ago

1947 - Michel Sardou, French singer-songwriter and actor

Births73 years ago

1948 - Alda Facio, Costa Rican jurist, writer and teacher

Births72 years ago

1949 - Jonathan Carroll, American author

Births71 years ago

1949 - David Strathairn, American actor

Births71 years ago

1950 - Jörg Haider, Austrian lawyer and politician, Governor of Carinthia (d. 2008)

Births70 years ago

1951 - David Briggs, Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Andy Hummel, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2010)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Anne Mills, English economist and academic

Births69 years ago
Births67 years ago

1953 - Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Danish politician and diplomat, 39th Prime Minister of Denmark

Births67 years ago

1953 - Lucinda Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births67 years ago

1954 - Kim Hughes, Australian cricketer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births65 years ago

1957 - Road Warrior Hawk, American wrestler (d. 2003)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Anita Baker, American singer-songwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ellen DeGeneres, American comedian, actress, and talk show host

Births62 years ago

1961 - Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Tom Keifer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births59 years ago

1962 - Guo Jian, Chinese-Australian painter, sculptor, and photographer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Tim May, Australian cricketer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Oscar Ruggeri, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1963 - José Mourinho, Portuguese footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - Simon O'Donnell, Australian footballer, cricketer, and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1963 - Tony Parks, English footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - Andrew Ridgeley, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births57 years ago

1964 - Adam Crozier, Scottish businessman

Births56 years ago

1965 - Thomas Östros, Swedish businessman and politician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Natalia Yurchenko, Russian gymnast and coach

Births55 years ago

1966 - Kazushige Nagashima, Japanese baseball player and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1967 - Anatoly Komm, Russian chef and businessman

Births53 years ago

1967 - Col Needham, English businessman, co-founded Internet Movie Database

Births53 years ago

1968 - Jupiter Apple, Brazilian singer-songwriter, film director, and actor (d. 2015)

Births52 years ago

1969 - George Dikeoulakos, Greek-Romanian basketball player and coach

Births51 years ago

1970 - Kirk Franklin, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births50 years ago

1973 - Melvil Poupaud, French actor, director, and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Brendan Rodgers, Northern Irish footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Mayu Shinjo, Japanese author and illustrator

Births47 years ago

1977 - Vince Carter, American basketball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Justin Gimelstob, American tennis player and coach

Births43 years ago

1978 - Corina Morariu, American tennis player and sportscaster

Births42 years ago

1981 - José de Jesús Corona, Mexican footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan violinist, composer, and conductor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Juan José Haedo, Argentinian cyclist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Colin O'Donoghue, Irish actor

Births39 years ago

1982 - Reggie Hodges, American football player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Petri Oravainen, Finnish footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Eric Werner, American ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Ryan Hoffman, Australian rugby league player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Iain Turner, Scottish footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Heather Stanning, English rower

Births35 years ago

1986 - Gerald Green, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kim Jae-joong, South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, director and designer.

Births34 years ago

1986 - Mustapha Yatabaré, French-Malian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Sebastian Giovinco, Italian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Dimitrios Chondrokoukis, Greek high jumper

Births32 years ago

1989 - MarShon Brooks, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Emily Hughes, American figure skater

Births31 years ago

1990 - Sergio Pérez, Mexican race car driver

Births30 years ago

1990 - Peter Sagan, Slovak professional cyclist

Births30 years ago

1990 - Nina Zander, German tennis player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Tom Meechan, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Sasha Banks, American professional wrestler

Births28 years ago

1993 - Florian Thauvin, French footballer

Births27 years ago

1995 - Sione Katoa, New Zealand rugby league player

Births25 years ago

1997 - Gedion Zelalem, German-born American soccer player

Births23 years ago



738 - John of Dailam, Syrian monk and saint (b. 660)


910 - Luo Yin, Chinese statesman and poet


946 - Eadgyth, Queen consort of Germany (b.c 910)

Deaths834 years ago
Deaths630 years ago

1567 - Nicholas Wotton, English courtier and diplomat (b. 1497)

Deaths453 years ago

1568 - Lady Catherine Grey, Countess of Hertford (b. 1540)

Deaths452 years ago

1620 - Amar Singh I, ruler of Mewar (b. 1559)

Deaths400 years ago

1630 - Henry Briggs, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1556)

Deaths390 years ago

1636 - Jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552)

Deaths384 years ago

1641 - Lawrence Hyde, English lawyer (b. 1562)

Deaths379 years ago

1697 - Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician and theorist (b. 1640)

Deaths323 years ago

1744 - Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683)

Deaths276 years ago

1750 - Albert Schultens, Dutch philologist and academic (b. 1686)

Deaths270 years ago

1779 - Thomas Hudson, English painter (b. 1701)

Deaths241 years ago

1795 - Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German harpsichord player and composer (b. 1732)

Deaths225 years ago

1799 - Gabriel Christie, Scottish general (b. 1722)

Deaths221 years ago

1823 - Edward Jenner, English physician and immunologist (b. 1749)

Deaths197 years ago

1824 - Théodore Géricault, French painter and lithographer (b. 1791)

Deaths196 years ago

1831 - Sangolli Rayanna, Indian soldier (b. 1798)

Deaths189 years ago

1831 - Anton Delvig, Russian poet and journalist (b. 1798)

Deaths189 years ago

1849 - Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet, playwright, and physician (b. 1803)

Deaths171 years ago

1855 - Gérard de Nerval, French poet and translator (b. 1808)

Deaths165 years ago

1860 - Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient, opera singer (b. 1804)

Deaths160 years ago

1869 - Duncan Gordon Boyes, English soldier; Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1846)

Deaths151 years ago

1870 - Victor de Broglie, French politician, 9th Prime Minister of France (b. 1785)

Deaths150 years ago

1885 - Edward Davy, English-Australian physician and engineer (b. 1806)

Deaths135 years ago

1885 - Charles George Gordon, English general and politician (b. 1833)

Deaths135 years ago

1886 - David Rice Atchison, American general and politician (b. 1807)

Deaths134 years ago

1887 - Anandi Gopal Joshi, One of the first female Indian physicians (b. 1865)

Deaths133 years ago

1891 - Nikolaus Otto, German engineer, invented the Internal combustion engine (b. 1833)

Deaths129 years ago

1893 - Abner Doubleday, American general (b. 1819)

Deaths127 years ago

1895 - Arthur Cayley, English mathematician and academic (b. 1825)

Deaths125 years ago

1904 - Whitaker Wright, English businessman (b. 1846)

Deaths116 years ago

1926 - John Flannagan, American priest and academic (b. 1860)

Deaths94 years ago

1932 - William Wrigley, Jr., American businessman, founded the Wrigley Company (b. 1861)

Deaths88 years ago

1942 - Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician and academic (b. 1868)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Harry H. Laughlin, American sociologist and eugenicist (b. 1880)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Nikolai Vavilov, Russian botanist and geneticist (b. 1887)

Deaths77 years ago

1946 - Oskar Kallas, Estonian linguist and diplomat (b. 1868)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-American astronomer and academic (b. 1884)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - Grace Moore, American soprano and actress (b. 1898)

Deaths73 years ago

1948 - Kâzım Karabekir, Turkish general and politician, 5th Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (b. 1882)

Deaths72 years ago

1948 - Fred Conrad Koch, American biochemist and endocrinologist (born 1876)

Deaths72 years ago

1948 - John Lomax, American musicologist and academic (b. 1867)

Deaths72 years ago

1952 - Khorloogiin Choibalsan, Mongolian general and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Mongolia (b. 1895)

Deaths68 years ago

1953 - Athanase David, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1882)

Deaths67 years ago

1957 - Helene Costello, American actress (b. 1906)

Deaths63 years ago

1962 - Lucky Luciano, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1897)

Deaths58 years ago

1968 - Merrill C. Meigs, American publisher (b. 1883)

Deaths52 years ago

1973 - Edward G. Robinson, Romanian-American actor (b. 1893)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Donald Sheldon, American bush pilot (b. 1921)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - João Branco Núncio, Portuguese bullfighter (b. 1901)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Filopimin Finos, Greek production manager and producer, founded Finos Film (b. 1908)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Nelson Rockefeller, American businessman and politician, 41st Vice President of the United States (b. 1908)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Simon Kapwepwe, Zambian politician, 2nd Vice President of Zambia (b. 1922)

Deaths40 years ago

1983 - Bear Bryant, American football player and coach (b. 1913)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Kenny Clarke, American jazz drummer and bandleader (b. 1914)

Deaths35 years ago

1990 - Bob Gerard, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1914)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Lewis Mumford, American sociologist and historian (b. 1895)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - José Ferrer, Puerto Rican-American actor (b. 1912)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Jan Gies, Dutch businessman and humanitarian (b. 1905)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and painter (b. 1912)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Jeanne Sauvé, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Governor General of Canada (b. 1922)

Deaths27 years ago
Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Harold Brodkey, American author and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Frank Howard, American football player and coach (b. 1909)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Henry Lewis, American bassist and conductor (b. 1932)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Jeane Dixon, American astrologer and psychic (b. 1904)

Deaths23 years ago

2000 - Don Budge, American tennis player and coach (b. 1915)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Kathleen Hale, English author and illustrator (b. 1898)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-American author (b. 1912)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Al McGuire, American basketball player and coach (b. 1928)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Valeriy Brumel, Russian high jumper (b. 1942)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian and academic (b. 1917)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, Scottish banker and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland (b. 1931)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Fred Haas, American golfer (b. 1916)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Khan Abdul Wali Khan, Pakistani politician (b. 1917)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Viktor Schreckengost, American sculptor and designer (b. 1906)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Louis Auchincloss, American novelist and essayist (b. 1917)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - David Kato Kisule, Ugandan teacher and LGBT rights activist, considered a father of Uganda's gay rights movement (b. 1964)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Charlie Louvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1927)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Roberto Mieres, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Christine M. Jones, American educator and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Stefan Kudelski, Polish-Swiss engineer, invented the Nagra (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Padma Kant Shukla, Indian physicist and academic (b. 1950)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Shōtarō Yasuoka, Japanese author (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Tom Gola, American basketball player, coach, and politician (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Paula Gruden, Slovenian-Australian poet and translator (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - José Emilio Pacheco, Mexican poet and author (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ralph T. Troy, American banker and politician (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Cleven "Goodie" Goudeau, American art director and cartoonist (b. 1932)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Tom Uren, Australian soldier and politician (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Sahabzada Yaqub Khan, Pakistani politician and diplomat, 14th Pakistani Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1920)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Abe Vigoda, American actor (b. 1921)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Mike Connors, American actor (b. 1925)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Tam Dalyell, Scottish politician (b. 1932)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Lindy Delapenha, Jamaican footballer and sports journalist (b. 1927)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Barbara Hale, American actress (b. 1922)

Deaths3 years ago

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