Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Shrove Tuesday can fall, while March 9 is the latest; celebrated on Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (Christianity)

Holidays and observances

Four Chaplains Day (United States, also considered a Feast Day by the Episcopal Church)

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

Events

1112 - Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona, and Douce I, Countess of Provence, marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.

Events908 years ago

1451 - Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.

Events569 years ago

1488 - Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south.

Events532 years ago
Events511 years ago

1661 - Maratha forces under Chattrapati Shivaji defeat the Mughals in the Battle of Umberkhind.

Events359 years ago

1690 - The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in the Americas.

Events330 years ago

1706 - During the Battle of Fraustadt Swedish forces defeat a superior Saxon-Polish-Russian force by deploying a double envelopment.

Events314 years ago

1781 - American Revolutionary War: British forces seize the Dutch-owned Caribbean island Sint Eustatius.

Events239 years ago

1783 - American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.

Events237 years ago

1787 - Militia led by General Benjamin Lincoln crush the remnants of Shays' Rebellion in Petersham, Massachusetts.

Events233 years ago

1807 - A British military force, under Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the Spanish Empire city of Montevideo, now the capital of Uruguay.

Events213 years ago
Events211 years ago

1813 - José de San Martín defeats a Spanish royalist army at the Battle of San Lorenzo, part of the Argentine War of Independence.

Events207 years ago

1830 - The London Protocol of 1830 establishes the full independence and sovereignty of Greece from the Ottoman Empire as the final result of the Greek War of Independence.

Events190 years ago

1834 - Wake Forest University is established (as Wake Forest Institute) in North Carolina, United States.

Events186 years ago

1870 - The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to male citizens regardless of race.

Events150 years ago

1913 - The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.

Events107 years ago

1916 - The Centre Block of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada burns down with the loss of 7 lives.

Events104 years ago

1917 - World War I: The United States breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany two days after the latter announced a new policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.

Events103 years ago

1918 - The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long.

Events102 years ago

1930 - Communist Party of Vietnam is founded at a "Unification Conference" held in Kowloon, British Hong Kong.

Events90 years ago

1931 - The Hawke's Bay earthquake, New Zealand's worst natural disaster, kills 258.

Events89 years ago

1933 - Adolf Hitler announces that the expansion of Lebensraum into Eastern Europe, and its ruthless Germanisation, are the ultimate geopolitical objectives of Third Reich foreign policy.

Events87 years ago

1943 - The SS Dorchester is sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survive.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: During the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, U.S. Army and Marine forces seize Kwajalein Atoll from the defending Japanese garrison.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: As part of Operation Thunderclap, 1,000 B-17s of the Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin, a raid which kills between 2,500 and 3,000 and dehouses another 120,000.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: The United States and the Philippine Commonwealth begin a month-long battle to retake Manila from Japan.

Events75 years ago

1953 - The Batepá massacre occurred in São Tomé when the colonial administration and Portuguese landowners unleashed a wave of violence against the native creoles known as forros.

Events67 years ago

1958 - Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.

Events62 years ago

1959 - Rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson are killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.

Events61 years ago

1960 - British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of "a wind of change", signalling that his Government was likely to support decolonisation.

Events60 years ago

1961 - The United States Air Forces begins Operation Looking Glass, and over the next 30 years, a "Doomsday Plane" is always in the air, with the capability of taking direct control of the United States' bombers and missiles in the event of the destruction of the SAC's command post.

Events59 years ago

1966 - The Soviet Union's Luna 9 becomes the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the Moon, and the first spacecraft to take pictures from the surface of the Moon.

Events54 years ago

1971 - New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption.

Events49 years ago

1972 - The first day of the seven-day 1972 Iran blizzard, which would kill at least 4,000 people, making it the deadliest snowstorm in history.

Events48 years ago

1984 - John Buster and the research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce history's first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a live birth.

Events36 years ago
Events36 years ago

1989 - After a stroke two weeks previously, South African President P. W. Botha resigns as leader of the National Party, but stays on as president for six more months.

Events31 years ago

1989 - A military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.

Events31 years ago

1994 - Space Shuttle program: STS-60 is launched, carrying Sergei Krikalev, the first Russian cosmonaut to fly aboard the Shuttle

Events26 years ago

1995 - Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Events25 years ago

1998 - Cavalese cable car disaster: a United States military pilot causes the death of 20 people when his low-flying plane cuts the cable of a cable-car near Trento, Italy.

Events22 years ago

2007 - A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.

Events13 years ago

2014 - Two people are shot and killed and 29 students are taken hostage at a high school in Moscow, Russia.

Events6 years ago

Births

1338 - Joanna of Bourbon (d. 1378)

Births682 years ago

1392 - Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English nobleman and military commander (d. 1455)

Births628 years ago

1428 - Helena Palaiologina, Queen of Cyprus (d. 1458)

Births592 years ago
Births542 years ago

1504 - Scipione Rebiba, Italian cardinal (d. 1577)

Births516 years ago

1677 - Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect, designed the Karlova Koruna Chateau (d. 1723)

Births343 years ago

1689 - Blas de Lezo, Spanish admiral (d. 1741)

Births331 years ago

1690 - Richard Rawlinson, English minister and historian (d. 1755)

Births330 years ago

1721 - Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773)

Births299 years ago

1736 - Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austrian composer and theorist (d. 1809)

Births284 years ago

1747 - Samuel Osgood, American soldier and politician, 1st United States Postmaster General (d. 1813)

Births273 years ago

1757 - Joseph Forlenze, Italian ophthalmologist and surgeon (d. 1833)

Births263 years ago

1763 - Caroline von Wolzogen, German author (d. 1847)

Births257 years ago

1777 - John Cheyne, Scottish physician and author (d. 1836)

Births243 years ago

1790 - Gideon Mantell, English scientist (d. 1852)

Births230 years ago

1795 - Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuelan general and politician, 2nd President of Bolivia (d. 1830)

Births225 years ago

1807 - Joseph E. Johnston, American general and politician (d. 1891)

Births213 years ago

1809 - Felix Mendelssohn, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1847)

Births211 years ago

1811 - Horace Greeley, American journalist and politician (d. 1872)

Births209 years ago

1816 - Ram Singh Kuka, Indian credited with starting the non-cooperation movement

Births204 years ago

1817 - Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist and mineralogist (d. 1881)

Births203 years ago

1817 - Émile Prudent, French pianist and composer (d. 1863)

Births203 years ago

1821 - Elizabeth Blackwell, American physician and educator (d. 1910)

Births199 years ago

1824 - Ranald MacDonald, American explorer and educator (d. 1894)

Births196 years ago

1826 - Walter Bagehot, English journalist and businessman (d. 1877)

Births194 years ago

1842 - Sidney Lanier, American composer and poet (d. 1881)

Births178 years ago

1843 - William Cornelius Van Horne, American-Canadian businessman (d. 1915)

Births177 years ago

1857 - Giuseppe Moretti, Italian sculptor, designed the Vulcan statue (d. 1935)

Births163 years ago

1859 - Hugo Junkers, German engineer, designed the Junkers J 1 (d. 1935)

Births161 years ago

1862 - James Clark McReynolds, American lawyer and judge (d. 1946)

Births158 years ago

1867 - Charles Henry Turner, American biologist, educator and zoologist (d. 1923)

Births153 years ago

1872 - Lou Criger, American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)

Births148 years ago

1874 - Gertrude Stein, American novelist, poet, playwright, (d. 1946)

Births146 years ago

1878 - Gordon Coates, New Zealand soldier and politician, 21st Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1943)

Births142 years ago

1887 - Georg Trakl, Austrian pharmacist and poet (d. 1914)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Artur Adson, Estonian poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1977)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director and screenwriter (d. 1968)

Births131 years ago

1892 - Juan Negrín, Spanish physician and politician, 67th Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1956)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Gaston Julia, Algerian-French mathematician and academic (d. 1978)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Norman Rockwell, American painter and illustrator (d. 1978)

Births126 years ago

1898 - Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect, designed the Finlandia Hall and Aalto Theatre (d. 1976)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Café Filho, Brazilian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 18th President of Brazil (d. 1970)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Mabel Mercer, English-American singer (d. 1984)

Births120 years ago

1903 - Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish soldier, pilot, and politician (d. 1973)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (d. 1934)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Paul Ariste, Estonian linguist and academic (d. 1990)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Arne Beurling, Swedish-American mathematician and academic (d. 1986)

Births115 years ago

1906 - George Adamson, Indian-English author and activist (d. 1989)

Births114 years ago

1907 - James A. Michener, American author and philanthropist (d. 1997)

Births113 years ago

1909 - André Cayatte, French lawyer and director (d. 1989)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Simone Weil, French mystic and philosopher (d. 1943)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Jehan Alain, French organist and composer (d. 1940)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Jacques Soustelle, French anthropologist and politician (d. 1990)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Mary Carlisle, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2018)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Johannes Kotkas, Estonian wrestler and hammer thrower (d. 1998)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Shlomo Goren, Polish-Israeli rabbi and general (d. 1994)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Joey Bishop, American actor and producer (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Helen Stephens, American runner, baseball player, and manager (d. 1994)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Russell Arms, American actor and singer (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Tony Gaze, Australian race car driver and pilot (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Henry Heimlich, American physician and author (d. 2016)

Births100 years ago

1924 - E. P. Thompson, English historian and author (d. 1993)

Births96 years ago

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

Births96 years ago

1925 - Shelley Berman, American actor and comedian (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

1925 - John Fiedler, American actor (d. 2005)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Hans-Jochen Vogel, German soldier and politician, 8th Mayor of Berlin

Births94 years ago

1927 - Kenneth Anger, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births93 years ago

1927 - Blas Ople, Filipino journalist and politician, 21st President of the Senate of the Philippines (d. 2003)

Births93 years ago

1933 - Paul Sarbanes, American lawyer and politician

Births87 years ago

1934 - Juan Carlos Calabró, Argentinian actor and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Johnny "Guitar" Watson, American blues, soul, and funk singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Elizabeth Peer, American journalist (d. 1984)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Bob Simpson, Australian cricketer and coach

Births84 years ago

1937 - Billy Meier, Swiss author and photographer

Births83 years ago

1938 - Victor Buono, American actor (d. 1982)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Emile Griffith, American boxer and trainer (d. 2013)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Michael Cimino, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Fran Tarkenton, American football player and sportscaster

Births80 years ago

1941 - Dory Funk, Jr., American wrestler and trainer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Howard Phillips, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

Births79 years ago

1943 - Blythe Danner, American actress

Births77 years ago

1943 - Dennis Edwards, American soul/R&B singer (d. 2018)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Eric Haydock, English bass player (d. 2019)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Shawn Phillips, American-South African singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births77 years ago

1945 - Johnny Cymbal, Scottish-American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1993)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Bob Griese, American football player and sportscaster

Births75 years ago

1947 - Paul Auster, American novelist, essayist, and poet

Births73 years ago

1947 - Stephen McHattie, Canadian actor and director

Births73 years ago

1948 - Henning Mankell, Swedish author and playwright (d. 2015)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Jim Thorpe, American golfer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Morgan Fairchild, American actress

Births70 years ago

1950 - Grant Goldman, Australian radio and television host

Births70 years ago

1951 - Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian footballer and manager

Births69 years ago

1951 - Michael Ruppert, American journalist and author (d. 2014)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Fred Lynn, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births68 years ago

1954 - Tiger Williams, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births66 years ago

1956 - John Jefferson, American football player and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - Nathan Lane, American actor and comedian

Births64 years ago

1957 - Eric Lander, American mathematician, geneticist, and academic

Births63 years ago

1958 - Joe F. Edwards, Jr., American commander, pilot, and astronaut

Births62 years ago

1958 - Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American economist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Greg Mankiw, American economist and academic

Births62 years ago

1959 - Óscar Iván Zuluaga, Colombian economist and politician, 67th Colombian Minister of Finance

Births61 years ago

1960 - Tim Chandler, American bass player (d. 2018)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Marty Jannetty, American wrestler and trainer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Joachim Löw, German footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1960 - Kerry Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1993)

Births60 years ago

1961 - Linda Eder, American singer and actress

Births59 years ago

1963 - Raghuram Rajan, Indian economist and academic

Births57 years ago

1964 - Indrek Tarand, Estonian historian, journalist, and politician

Births56 years ago

1965 - Maura Tierney, American actress and producer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Frank Coraci, American director and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Danny Morrison, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1967 - Tim Flowers, English footballer and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mixu Paatelainen, Finnish footballer and coach

Births53 years ago

1968 - Vlade Divac, Serbian-American basketball player and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1968 - Marwan Khoury, Lebanese singer, songwriter, and composer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Beau Biden, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 44th Attorney General of Delaware (d. 2015)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Retief Goosen, South African golfer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Óscar Córdoba, Colombian footballer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Warwick Davis, English actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Hong Seok-cheon, South Korean actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jesper Kyd, Danish pianist and composer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Ilana Sod, Mexican journalist and producer

Births47 years ago

1976 - Isla Fisher, Omani-Australian actress

Births44 years ago

1977 - Marek Židlický, Czech ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Joan Capdevila, Spanish footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Paul Franks, English cricketer and coach

Births41 years ago

1982 - Becky Bayless, American wrestler

Births38 years ago

1982 - Marie-Ève Drolet, Canadian speed skater

Births38 years ago

1984 - Elizabeth Holmes, American fraudster, founder of Theranos

Births36 years ago

1985 - Angela Fong, Canadian wrestler and actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Andrei Kostitsyn, Belarusian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Lucas Duda, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Mathieu Giroux, Canadian speed skater

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kanako Yanagihara, Japanese actress

Births34 years ago

1988 - Cho Kyuhyun, South Korean singer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Slobodan Rajković, Serbian footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Sean Kingston, American-Jamaican singer-songwriter

Births30 years ago

1990 - Martin Taupau, New Zealand rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Corey Norman, Australian rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Olli Aitola, Finnish ice hockey player

Births28 years ago

Deaths

AD 6 - Ping, emperor of the Han Dynasty (b. 9 BC)

Deaths

456 - Sihyaj Chan K'awiil II, ruler of Tikal

Deaths

639 - K'inich Yo'nal Ahk I, ruler of Piedras Negras

Deaths

699 - Werburgh, English nun and saint

Deaths

865 - Ansgar, Frankish archbishop (b. 801)

Deaths

929 - Guy, margrave of Tuscany

Deaths

938 - Zhou Ben, Chinese general (b. 862)

Deaths

994 - William IV, duke of Aquitaine (b. 937)

Deaths

1014 - Sweyn Forkbeard, king of Denmark and England (b. 960)

Deaths1006 years ago

1116 - Coloman, king of Hungary

Deaths904 years ago

1161 - Inge I, king of Norway (b. 1135)

Deaths859 years ago

1252 - Sviatoslav III, Russian Grand Prince (b. 1196)

Deaths768 years ago

1399 - John of Gaunt, Belgian-English politician, Lord High Steward (b. 1340)

Deaths621 years ago

1428 - Ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shōgun (b. 1386)

Deaths592 years ago

1451 - Murad II, Ottoman sultan (b. 1404)

Deaths569 years ago

1468 - Johannes Gutenberg, German publisher, invented the Printing press (b. 1398)

Deaths552 years ago
Deaths483 years ago

1566 - George Cassander, Flemish theologian and author (b. 1513)

Deaths454 years ago

1618 - Philip II, duke of Pomerania (b. 1573)

Deaths402 years ago
Deaths401 years ago

1737 - Tommaso Ceva, Italian mathematician and academic (b. 1648)

Deaths283 years ago

1802 - Pedro Rodríguez, Spanish statesman and economist (b. 1723)

Deaths218 years ago

1813 - Juan Bautista Cabral, Argentinian sergeant (b. 1789)

Deaths207 years ago

1820 - Gia Long, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1762)

Deaths200 years ago

1832 - George Crabbe, English surgeon and poet (b. 1754)

Deaths188 years ago

1862 - Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (b. 1774)

Deaths158 years ago

1866 - François-Xavier Garneau, Canadian poet, author, and historian (b. 1809)

Deaths154 years ago

1873 - Isaac Baker Brown, English gynecologist and surgeon (b. 1811)

Deaths147 years ago

1922 - John Butler Yeats, Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1839)

Deaths98 years ago

1924 - Woodrow Wilson, American historian, academic, and politician, 28th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)

Deaths96 years ago

1929 - Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish mathematician and engineer (b. 1878)

Deaths91 years ago

1935 - Hugo Junkers, German engineer, designed the Junkers J 1 (b. 1859)

Deaths85 years ago

1944 - Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (b. 1865)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Roland Freisler, German lawyer and judge (b. 1893)

Deaths75 years ago

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

Deaths73 years ago

1952 - Harold L. Ickes, American journalist and politician, 32nd United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1874)

Deaths68 years ago

1955 - Vasily Blokhin, Russian general (b. 1895)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - Émile Borel, French mathematician and academic (b. 1871)

Deaths64 years ago

1956 - Johnny Claes, English-Belgian race car driver and trumpet player (b. 1916)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - The Day the Music DiedThe Big Bopper, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1930)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - The Day the Music DiedBuddy Holly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - The Day the Music DiedRitchie Valens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (b. 1921)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - William Morrison, 1st Viscount Dunrossil, Scottish-Australian captain and politician, 14th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1893)

Deaths59 years ago

1961 - Anna May Wong, American actress (b. 1905)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Benjamin R. Jacobs (b. 1879)

Deaths57 years ago

1967 - Joe Meek, English songwriter and producer (b. 1929)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - C. N. Annadurai, Indian journalist and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Madras State (b. 1909)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambican activist and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths51 years ago

1975 - William D. Coolidge, American physicist and engineer (b. 1873)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1904)

Deaths45 years ago

1985 - Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist and academic (b. 1912)

Deaths35 years ago

1989 - John Cassavetes, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Lionel Newman, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1916)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Nancy Kulp, American actress (b. 1921)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Françoys Bernier, Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1927)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Audrey Meadows, American actress and banker (b. 1922)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Gwen Guthrie, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1950)

Deaths21 years ago

2005 - Zurab Zhvania, Georgian biologist and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Georgia (b. 1963)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist and ornithologist (b. 1904)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Al Lewis, American actor and activist (b. 1923)

Deaths14 years ago

2009 - Sheng-yen, Chinese monk and scholar, founded the Dharma Drum Mountain (b. 1930)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Dick McGuire, American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Frances Reid, American actress (b. 1914)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Maria Schneider, French actress (b. 1952)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Toh Chin Chye, Singaporean academic and politician, 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ben Gazzara, American actor and director (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Terence Hildner, American general (b. 1962)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Raj Kanwar, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1961)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Zalman King, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Andrzej Szczeklik, Polish physician and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Cardiss Collins, American politician (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Oscar Feltsman, Ukrainian-Russian composer and producer (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - James Muri, American soldier and pilot (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jam Mohammad Yousaf, Pakistani politician, Chief Minister of Balochistan (b. 1954)

Deaths7 years ago

2015 - Martin Gilbert, English historian, author, and academic (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Mary Healy, American actress and singer (b. 1918)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Charlie Sifford, American golfer (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Nasim Hasan Shah, Pakistani lawyer and judge, 12th Chief Justice of Pakistan (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Balram Jakhar, Indian lawyer and politician, 23rd Governor of Madhya Pradesh (b. 1923)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - József Kasza, Serbian politician and economist (b. 1945)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Saulius Sondeckis, Lithuanian violinist and conductor (b. 1928)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Dritëro Agolli, Albanian poet, writer and politician (b. 1931)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - Julie Adams, American actress (b. 1926)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Kristoff St. John, American actor (b. 1966)

Deaths1 years ago

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