Holidays and observances

Amartithi (Meherabad, India, followers of Meher Baba)

Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Nauru), celebrates independence from Australia in 1968.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

314 - Pope Sylvester I is consecrated, as successor to the late Pope Miltiades.

Events

1208 - Battle of Lena takes place between King Sverker II of Sweden and his rival, Prince Eric, whose victory puts him on the throne as King Eric X of Sweden.

Events812 years ago

1504 - The Treaty of Lyon ends the Italian War, confirming French domination of northern Italy, while Spain receives the Kingdom of Naples.

Events516 years ago

1578 - The Battle of Gembloux is a victory for Spanish forces led by Don John of Austria over a rebel army of Dutch, Flemish, English, Scottish, German, French and Walloons.

Events442 years ago

1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Four of the conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, are executed for treason by hanging, drawing and quartering, for plotting against Parliament and King James.

Events414 years ago

1747 - The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.

Events273 years ago

1846 - After the Milwaukee Bridge War, the United States towns of Juneautown and Kilbourntown unify to create the City of Milwaukee.

Events174 years ago

1848 - John C. Frémont is court-martialed for mutiny and disobeying orders.

Events172 years ago

1862 - Alvan Graham Clark discovers the white dwarf star Sirius B, a companion of Sirius, through an 18.5-inch (47 cm) telescope now located at Northwestern University.

Events158 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery and submits it to the states for ratification.

Events155 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee becomes general-in-chief.

Events155 years ago

1891 - History of Portugal: The first attempt at a Portuguese republican revolution breaks out in the northern city of Porto.

Events129 years ago
Events123 years ago

1900 - Datu Muhammad Salleh is killed in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion.

Events120 years ago

1915 - World War I: Germany is the first to make large-scale use of poison gas in warfare in the Battle of Bolimów against Russia.

Events105 years ago

1917 - World War I: Germany announces that its U-boats will resume unrestricted submarine warfare after a two-year hiatus.

Events103 years ago

1918 - A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.

Events102 years ago

1919 - The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, during a campaign for shorter working hours.

Events101 years ago
Events91 years ago

1930 - 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.

Events90 years ago

1942 - World War II: Allied forces are defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya and retreat to Singapore.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrenders to the Soviets at Stalingrad, followed 2 days later by the remainder of his Sixth Army, ending one of the war's fiercest battles.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: During the Anzio campaign the 1st Ranger Battalion (Darby's Rangers) is destroyed behind enemy lines in a heavily outnumbered encounter at Battle of Cisterna, Italy.

Events76 years ago

1945 - US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: About 3,000 inmates from the Stutthof concentration camp are forcibly marched into the Baltic Sea at Palmnicken (now Yantarny, Russia) and executed.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: The end of fighting in the Battle of Hill 170 during the Burma Campaign, in which the British 3 Commando Brigade repulsed a Japanese counterattack on their positions and precipitated a general retirement from the Arakan Peninsula.

Events75 years ago

1946 - Cold War: Yugoslavia's new constitution, modeling that of the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).

Events74 years ago

1946 - The Democratic Republic of Vietnam introduces the đồng to replace the French Indochinese piastre at par.

Events74 years ago

1949 - These Are My Children, the first television daytime soap opera, is broadcast by the NBC station in Chicago.

Events71 years ago

1950 - Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.

Events70 years ago
Events69 years ago

1953 - A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands and over 300 in the United Kingdom.

Events67 years ago

1957 - Eight people (5 total crew from 2 aircraft and 3 on the ground) in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.

Events63 years ago
Events62 years ago
Events59 years ago

1966 - The Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program.

Events54 years ago

1968 - Vietnam War: Viet Cong guerrillas attack the United States embassy in Saigon, and other attacks, in the early morning hours, later grouped together as the Tet Offensive.

Events52 years ago

1968 - Nauru gains independence from Australia.

Events52 years ago

1971 - Apollo program: Apollo 14: Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.

Events49 years ago

1971 - The Winter Soldier Investigation, organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to publicize war crimes and atrocities by Americans and allies in Vietnam, begins in Detroit.

Events49 years ago

1978 - The Crown of St. Stephen (also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary) goes on public display after being returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held after World War II.

Events42 years ago

1996 - An explosives-filled truck rams into the gates of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in Colombo, killing at least 86 people and injuring 1,400.

Events24 years ago

2000 - Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash: An MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 aboard.

Events20 years ago

2001 - In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

Events19 years ago

2009 - In Kenya, at least 113 people are killed and over 200 injured following an oil spillage ignition in Molo, days after a massive fire at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi killed at least 25 people.

Events11 years ago

2012 - The Toyota Corolla is known as the best-selling car of all time. Selling over 37.5 million units.

Events8 years ago

2018 - Both a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse occur.

Events2 years ago

2020 - The United Kingdom's membership of the European Union will cease in accordance with Article 50, unless further extensions are requested and approved.

Events0 years ago

Births

877 - Taejo of Goryeo (d. 943)

Births
Births508 years ago

1543 - Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1616)

Births477 years ago

1583 - Peter Bulkley, English and later American Puritan (d. 1659)

Births437 years ago

1597 - John Francis Regis, French priest and saint (d. 1640)

Births423 years ago
Births413 years ago

1624 - Arnold Geulincx, Flemish philosopher and academic (d. 1669)

Births396 years ago

1673 - Louis de Montfort, French priest and saint (d. 1716)

Births347 years ago

1686 - Hans Egede, Norwegian missionary and explorer (d. 1758)

Births334 years ago

1752 - Gouverneur Morris, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France (d. 1816)

Births268 years ago

1759 - François Devienne, French flute player and composer (d. 1803)

Births261 years ago

1769 - André-Jacques Garnerin, French balloonist and the inventor of the frameless parachute (d. 1823)

Births251 years ago

1785 - Magdalena Dobromila Rettigová, Czech writer known for her famous cookery book (d. 1845)

Births235 years ago

1797 - Franz Schubert, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1828)

Births223 years ago

1799 - Rodolphe Töpffer, Swiss teacher, author, painter, cartoonist, and caricaturist (d. 1846)

Births221 years ago

1820 - William B. Washburn, American politician, 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887)

Births200 years ago

1835 - Lunalilo of Hawaii (d. 1874)

Births185 years ago

1854 - David Emmanuel, Romanian mathematician and academic (d. 1941)

Births166 years ago

1865 - Henri Desgrange, French cyclist and journalist (d. 1940)

Births155 years ago

1865 - Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader, founded BAPS (d. 1951)

Births155 years ago

1868 - Theodore William Richards, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)

Births152 years ago

1872 - Zane Grey, American author (d. 1939)

Births148 years ago

1881 - Irving Langmuir, American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)

Births139 years ago

1884 - Theodor Heuss, German journalist and politician, 1st President of the Federal Republic of Germany (d. 1963)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Mammad Amin Rasulzade, Azerbaijani scholar and politician, 1st President of The Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan (d. 1955)

Births136 years ago

1889 - Frank Foster, English cricketer (d. 1958)

Births131 years ago

1892 - Eddie Cantor, American singer-songwriter, actor, and dancer (d. 1964)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Isham Jones, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1956)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician and historian (d. 1966)

Births124 years ago

1900 - Betty Parsons, American artist, art dealer and collector (d. 1982)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Nat Bailey, Canadian businessman, founded White Spot (d. 1978)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Alva Myrdal, Swedish sociologist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Julian Steward, American anthropologist (d. 1972)

Births118 years ago

1905 - John O'Hara, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1970)

Births115 years ago

1909 - Miron Grindea, Romanian-English journalist (d. 1995)

Births111 years ago

1913 - Don Hutson, American football player and coach (d. 1997)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Jersey Joe Walcott, American boxer and police officer (d. 1994)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Bobby Hackett, American trumpet player and cornet player (d. 1976)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Alan Lomax, American historian, author, and scholar (d. 2002)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Thomas Merton, American monk and author (d. 1968)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Garry Moore, American comedian and game show host (d. 1993)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Frank Parker, American tennis player (d. 1997)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Fred Bassetti, American architect and academic, founded Bassetti Architects (d. 2013)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Jackie Robinson, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1972)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Stewart Udall, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 37th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 2010)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Bert Williams, English footballer (d. 2004)

Births100 years ago

1921 - John Agar, American actor (d. 2002)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Carol Channing, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2019)

Births99 years ago

1921 - E. Fay Jones, American architect, designed the Thorncrown Chapel (d. 2004)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Mario Lanza, American tenor and actor (d. 1959)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Joanne Dru, American actress (d. 1996)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Norman Mailer, American journalist and author (d. 2007)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Benjamin Hooks, American minister, lawyer, and activist (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Tom Alston, American baseball player (d. 1993)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Chuck Willis, American singer-songwriter (d. 1958)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Norm Prescott, American animator, producer, and composer, co-founded Filmation Studios (d. 2005)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Irma Wyman, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 2015)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Jean Simmons, English-American actress (d. 2010)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Joakim Bonnier, Swedish racing driver (d. 1972)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Al De Lory, American composer, conductor, and producer (d. 2012)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Ernie Banks, American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

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

Births89 years ago

1932 - Miron Babiak, Polish captain (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Camille Henry, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1997)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Morton Mower, American cardiologist and inventor

Births87 years ago

1934 - Ernesto Brambilla, Italian motorcycle racer and racing driver

Births86 years ago

1934 - Gene DeWeese, American author (d. 2012)

Births86 years ago

1934 - James Franciscus, American actor and producer (d. 1991)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2005)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Kenzaburō Ōe, Japanese author and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births85 years ago

1936 - Can Bartu, Turkish former basketball and football player

Births84 years ago

1937 - Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor

Births83 years ago

1937 - Andrée Boucher, Canadian educator and politician, 39th Mayor of Quebec City (d. 2007)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Philip Glass, American composer

Births83 years ago

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

Births83 years ago
Births82 years ago

1938 - Lynn Carlin, American actress

Births82 years ago

1938 - James G. Watt, American lawyer and politician, 43rd United States Secretary of the Interior

Births82 years ago

1940 - Kitch Christie, South African rugby player and coach (d. 1998)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Stuart Margolin, American actor and director

Births80 years ago

1941 - Dick Gephardt, American lawyer and politician

Births79 years ago

1941 - Gerald McDermott, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Jessica Walter, American actress

Births79 years ago

1942 - Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress

Births78 years ago

1942 - Derek Jarman, English director, stage designer, and author (d. 1994)

Births78 years ago

1944 - John Inverarity, Australian cricketer and coach

Births76 years ago

1945 - Rynn Berry, American historian and author (d. 2014)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, English lawyer, judge, and academic

Births75 years ago

1945 - Joseph Kosuth, American sculptor and theorist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Mike Carlton, Australian journalist and radio host

Births74 years ago

1946 - Terry Kath, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Chicago) (d. 1978)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Medin Zhega, Albanian footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Nolan Ryan, American baseball player

Births73 years ago

1947 - Matt Minglewood, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Glynn Turman, American actor

Births73 years ago

1948 - Volkmar Groß, German footballer (d. 2014)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician

Births72 years ago

1949 - Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and journalist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Norris Church Mailer, American model and educator (d. 2010)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ken Wilber, American sociologist, philosopher, and author

Births71 years ago

1950 - Denise Fleming, American author and illustrator

Births70 years ago

1950 - Alexander Korzhakov, Russian general and bodyguard

Births70 years ago

1950 - Janice Rebibo, American-Israeli author and poet (d. 2015)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Harry Wayne Casey, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

Births69 years ago

1954 - Faoud Bacchus, Guyanese cricketer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Adrian Vandenberg, Dutch guitarist and songwriter

Births66 years ago

1955 - Virginia Ruzici, Romanian tennis player and manager

Births65 years ago

1956 - Guido van Rossum, Dutch programmer, creator of the Python programming language

Births64 years ago

1956 - John Lydon, English singer-songwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Stefan Majewski, Polish footballer and coach

Births64 years ago

1957 - Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Armin Reichel, German footballer and manager

Births62 years ago

1959 - Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Kelly Lynch, American model and actress

Births61 years ago

1960 - Akbar Ganji, Iranian journalist and author

Births60 years ago

1960 - Grant Morrison, Scottish author and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Željko Šturanović, Montenegrin politician, 31st Prime Minister of Montenegro (d. 2014)

Births60 years ago

1961 - Elizabeth Barker, Baroness Barker, English politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Fatou Bensouda, Gambian lawyer and judge

Births59 years ago

1961 - Lloyd Cole, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births59 years ago

1963 - Craig Coleman, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Gwen Graham, American lawyer and politician

Births57 years ago

1964 - Martha MacCallum, American journalist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dawn Prince-Hughes, American scientist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Giorgos Gasparis, Greek basketball player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Ofra Harnoy, Israeli-Canadian cellist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Peter Sagal, American author and radio host

Births55 years ago

1966 - Umar Alisha, Indian journalist and philanthropist

Births54 years ago

1966 - Thant Myint-U, Myanmar historian, diplomat, conservationist, and former presidential advisor.

Births54 years ago

1966 - Dexter Fletcher, English actor and director

Births54 years ago

1967 - Fat Mike, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Matt King, English actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Ulrica Messing, Swedish politician, 2nd Swedish Minister for Infrastructure

Births52 years ago

1968 - Patrick Stevens, Belgian sprinter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Dov Charney, Canadian-American fashion designer and businessman, founded American Apparel

Births51 years ago

1969 - Daniel Moder, American cinematographer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Minnie Driver, English singer-songwriter and actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - Danny Michel, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian and television host

Births49 years ago

1971 - Patricia Velásquez, Venezuelan model and actress

Births49 years ago

1973 - Portia de Rossi, Australian-American actress

Births47 years ago

1974 - Othella Harrington, American basketball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ariel Pestano, Cuban baseball player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Fred Coleman, American football player and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Preity Zinta, Indian actress, producer, and television host

Births45 years ago

1976 - Traianos Dellas, Greek footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Buddy Rice, American race car driver

Births44 years ago

1976 - Paul Scheer, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births44 years ago

1977 - Kerry Washington, American actress

Births43 years ago

1978 - Fabián Caballero, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births42 years ago

1979 - Daniel Tammet, English author and educator

Births41 years ago

1980 - James Adomian, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births40 years ago

1980 - Shim Yi-young, South Korean actress

Births40 years ago

1981 - Julio Arca, Argentinian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Mark Cameron, Australian cricketer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Justin Timberlake, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

Births39 years ago

1982 - Maret Ani, Estonian tennis player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Yuniesky Betancourt, Cuban baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Andreas Görlitz, German footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Salvatore Masiello, Italian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Allan McGregor, Scottish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jānis Sprukts, Latvian ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Yukimi Nagano, Swedish singer-songwriter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Brad Thompson, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - James Sutton, English actor

Births37 years ago

1983 - Fabio Quagliarella, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Vernon Davis, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Josh Johnson, Canadian-American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jeremy Wariner, American runner

Births36 years ago

1984 - Alessandro Zanni, Italian rugby player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Adam Federici, Australian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mario Williams, American football player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Megan Ellison, American film producer, founded Annapurna Pictures

Births34 years ago

1986 - George Elokobi, Cameroonian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Yves Ma-Kalambay, Belgian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Pauline Parmentier, French tennis player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Marcus Mumford, American-English singer-songwriter

Births33 years ago

1988 - Justine Ozga, German tennis player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Brett Pitman, English footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Taijo Teniste, Estonian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Kyle Kulinski, American talk show host

Births32 years ago

1990 - Jacopo Fortunato, Italian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jacob Markström, Swedish ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Kota Yabu, Japanese idol, singer-songwriter, model, actor

Births30 years ago

1994 - Kenneth Zohore, Danish footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Sten Olmre, Estonian basketball player

Births25 years ago

Deaths

632 - Máedóc of Ferns, Irish bishop and saint (b. 550)

Deaths

876 - Hemma of Altdorf, Frankish queen

Deaths

985 - Ryōgen, Japanese monk and abbot (b. 912)

Deaths

1030 - William V, duke of Aquitaine (b. 969)

Deaths990 years ago

1216 - Theodore II, patriarch of Constantinople

Deaths804 years ago

1398 - Sukō, emperor of Japan (b. 1334)

Deaths622 years ago

1418 - Mircea I, prince of Wallachia (b. 1355)

Deaths602 years ago

1435 - Xuande, emperor of China (b. 1398)

Deaths585 years ago

1561 - Bairam Khan, Mughalan general (b. 1501)

Deaths459 years ago

1561 - Menno Simons, Dutch minister and theologian (b. 1496)

Deaths459 years ago

1580 - Henry, king of Portugal (b. 1512)

Deaths440 years ago

1606 - Guy Fawkes, English conspirator, leader of the Gunpowder Plot (b. 1570)

Deaths414 years ago

1606 - Ambrose Rookwood, English Gunpowder Plot conspirator (b. 1578)

Deaths414 years ago

1606 - Thomas Wintour, English Gunpowder Plot conspirator (b. 1571)

Deaths414 years ago
Deaths405 years ago

1632 - Jost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (b. 1552)

Deaths388 years ago

1665 - Johannes Clauberg, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1622)

Deaths355 years ago

1686 - Jean Mairet, French playwright (b. 1604)

Deaths334 years ago
Deaths300 years ago

1729 - Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch explorer (b. 1659)

Deaths291 years ago

1736 - Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect and set designer, designed the Basilica of Superga (b. 1678)

Deaths284 years ago

1790 - Thomas Lewis, Irish-born American lawyer and surveyor (b. 1718)

Deaths230 years ago

1794 - Mariot Arbuthnot, English admiral and politician, 12th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (b. 1711)

Deaths226 years ago

1811 - Manuel Alberti, Argentinian priest and journalist (b. 1763)

Deaths209 years ago

1815 - José Félix Ribas, Venezuelan soldier (b. 1775)

Deaths205 years ago

1828 - Alexander Ypsilantis, Greek general (b. 1792)

Deaths192 years ago

1836 - John Cheyne, English physician and author (b. 1777)

Deaths184 years ago

1844 - Henri Gatien Bertrand, French general (b. 1773)

Deaths176 years ago

1856 - 11th Dalai Lama (b. 1838)

Deaths164 years ago

1870 - Cilibi Moise, Moldavian-Romanian journalist and author (b. 1812)

Deaths150 years ago

1888 - John Bosco, Italian priest and educator, founded the Salesian Society (b. 1815)

Deaths132 years ago

1892 - Charles Spurgeon, English pastor and author (b. 1834)

Deaths128 years ago

1900 - John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry, Scottish nobleman (b. 1844)

Deaths120 years ago

1907 - Timothy Eaton, Canadian businessman, founded Eaton's (b. 1834)

Deaths113 years ago

1923 - Eligiusz Niewiadomski, Polish painter and critic (b. 1869)

Deaths97 years ago

1933 - John Galsworthy, English novelist and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)

Deaths87 years ago

1942 - Henry Larkin, American baseball player and manager (b. 1860)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - Jean Giraudoux, French author and playwright (b. 1882)

Deaths76 years ago

1954 - Edwin Howard Armstrong, American engineer, invented FM radio (b. 1890)

Deaths66 years ago

1954 - Vivian Woodward, English captain and footballer (b. 1879)

Deaths66 years ago

1955 - John Mott, American activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - A. A. Milne, English author, poet, and playwright, created Winnie-the-Pooh (b. 1882)

Deaths64 years ago

1958 - Karl Selter, Estonian politician, 14th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1898)

Deaths62 years ago

1960 - Auguste Herbin, French painter (b. 1882)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Krishna Singh, Indian politician, 1st Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1887)

Deaths59 years ago

1966 - Arthur Percival, English general (b. 1887)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Eddie Tolan, American sprinter and educator (b. 1908)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - Meher Baba, Indian spiritual master (b. 1894)

Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Viktor Zhirmunsky, Russian historian and linguist (b. 1891)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Samuel Goldwyn, Polish-American film producer, co-founded Goldwyn Pictures (b. 1882)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - Ernesto Miranda, American criminal (b. 1941)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Evert Taube, Swedish author and composer (b. 1890)

Deaths44 years ago

1985 - Reginald Baker, English-Australian film producer (b. 1896)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Tatsuzō Ishikawa, Japanese author (b. 1905)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Yves Allégret, French director and screenwriter (b. 1907)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - William Stephenson, Canadian captain and spy (b. 1896)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Eveline Du Bois-Reymond Marcus, German zoologist and academic (b. 1901)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian-American biochemist and academic (b. 1935)

Deaths30 years ago

1995 - George Abbott, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1887)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - John Joseph Scanlan, Irish-American bishop (b. 1930)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Giant Baba, Japanese wrestler and trainer, co-founded All Japan Pro Wrestling (b. 1938)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (b. 1929)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Gil Kane, Latvian-American author and illustrator (b. 1926)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian-American author (b. 1923)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Gabby Gabreski, American colonel and pilot (b. 1919)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Eleanor Holm, American swimmer and actress (b. 1913)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Suraiya, Indian actress and playback singer (b. 1929)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Moira Shearer, Scottish actress and ballerina (b. 1926)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Molly Ivins, American journalist and author (b. 1944)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Adelaide Tambo, South African activist and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2011 - Bartolomeu Anania, Romanian bishop and poet (b. 1921)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Mark Ryan, English guitarist and playwright (b. 1959)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Mani Ram Bagri, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Anthony Bevilacqua, American cardinal (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tristram Potter Coffin, American author, scholar, and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Dorothea Tanning, American painter and sculptor (b. 1910)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, Mexican poet and scholar (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Hassan Habibi, Iranian lawyer and politician, 1st Vice President of Iran (b. 1937)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Francis M. Fesmire, American cardiologist and physician (b. 1959)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Anna Gordy Gaye, American songwriter and producer, co-founded Anna Records (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Abdirizak Haji Hussein, Somalian politician, 4th Prime Minister of Somalia (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Miklós Jancsó, Hungarian director and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Joseph Willcox Jenkins, American composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Christopher Jones, American actor (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Vic Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Udo Lattek, German footballer, coach, and journalist (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Lizabeth Scott, American actress (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Richard von Weizsäcker, German captain and politician, 6th President of Germany (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Gil Carmichael, American businessman and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Terry Wogan, Irish-British radio and television host (b. 1938)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Rob Stewart, Canadian filmmaker (b. 1979)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Rasual Butler, American professional basketball player (b. 1979)

Deaths2 years ago

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