Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Ash Wednesday can fall, while March 10 is the latest; celebrated on the first day of Lent (Christianity)

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

Events

211 - Following the death of Rome's Emperor Septimius Severus at Eboracum (modern York, England) while preparing to lead a campaign against the Caledonians, the empire is left in the control of his two quarrelling sons, Caracalla and Geta, instructing them to make peace.

Events

960 - The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries.

Events

1169 - A strong earthquake struck the Ionian coast of Sicily, causing tens of thousands of injuries and deaths, especially in Catania.

Events851 years ago

1454 - In the Thirteen Years' War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master.

Events566 years ago

1555 - John Rogers is burned at the stake, becoming the first English Protestant martyr under Mary I of England.

Events465 years ago

1703 - In Edo (now Tokyo), all but one of the Forty-seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master's death.

Events317 years ago

1758 - Macapá, Brazil is founded.

Events262 years ago

1789 - George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.

Events231 years ago

1794 - The French legislature abolishes slavery throughout all territories of the French First Republic. It will be reestablished in the French West Indies in 1802.

Events226 years ago

1797 - The Riobamba earthquake strikes Ecuador, causing up to 40,000 casualties.

Events223 years ago
Events219 years ago

1810 - The Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe.

Events210 years ago

1820 - The Chilean Navy under the command of Lord Cochrane completes the 2-day long Capture of Valdivia with just 300 men and 2 ships.

Events200 years ago

1825 - The Ohio Legislature authorizes the construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the Miami and Erie Canal.

Events195 years ago

1846 - The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Salt Lake Valley.

Events174 years ago

1859 - The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.

Events161 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.

Events159 years ago
Events121 years ago

1938 - Adolf Hitler appoints himself as head of the Armed Forces High Command.

Events82 years ago

1941 - The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops.

Events79 years ago

1945 - World War II: Santo Tomas Internment Camp is liberated from Japanese authority.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: The Yalta Conference between the "Big Three" (Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin) opens at the Livadia Palace in the Crimea.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: The British Indian Army and Imperial Japanese Army begin a series of battles known as the Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations.

Events75 years ago

1948 - Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.

Events72 years ago
Events59 years ago

1966 - All Nippon Airways Flight 60 plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133.

Events54 years ago

1967 - Lunar Orbiter program: Lunar Orbiter 3 lifts off from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 13 on its mission to identify possible landing sites for the Surveyor and Apollo spacecraft.

Events53 years ago

1969 - Yasser Arafat takes over as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Events51 years ago
Events46 years ago

1974 - M62 coach bombing: The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) explodes a bomb on a bus carrying off-duty British Armed Forces personnel in Yorkshire, England. Nine soldiers and three civilians are killed.

Events46 years ago

1975 - Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.

Events45 years ago

1976 - In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000.

Events44 years ago

1977 - A Chicago Transit Authority elevated train rear-ends another and derails, killing 11 and injuring 180, the worst accident in the agency's history.

Events43 years ago

1992 - A coup d'état is led by Hugo Chávez against Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez.

Events28 years ago

1997 - En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.

Events23 years ago

1998 - The 5.9 MwAfghanistan earthquake shakes the Takhar Province with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong). With 2,323 killed, and 818 injured, damage is considered extreme.

Events22 years ago

1999 - Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot 41 times by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race relations in the city.

Events21 years ago

2000 - The World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium, Charter of Paris is signed by the President of France, Jacques Chirac and the Director General of UNESCO, Koichiro Matsuura, initiating World Cancer Day which is held on February 4 every year.

Events20 years ago

2003 - The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia adopts a new constitution, becoming a loose confederacy between Montenegro and Serbia.

Events17 years ago

2004 - Facebook, a mainstream online social networking site, is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.

Events16 years ago

2015 - TransAsia Airways Flight 235 with 58 people on board, en route from the Taiwanese capital Taipei to Kinmen, crashes into the Keelung River just after take-off, killing 43 people.

Events5 years ago

Births

1447 - Lodovico Lazzarelli, Italian poet (d. 1500)

Births573 years ago

1495 - Francesco II Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1535)

Births525 years ago

1495 - Jean Parisot de Valette, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller (d. 1568)

Births525 years ago

1505 - Mikołaj Rej, Polish poet and author (d. 1580)

Births515 years ago

1575 - Pierre de Bérulle, French cardinal and theologian, founded the French school of spirituality (d. 1629)

Births445 years ago

1646 - Hans Erasmus Aßmann, German poet and politician (d. 1699)

Births374 years ago

1676 - Giacomo Facco, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1753)

Births344 years ago

1677 - Johann Ludwig Bach, German violinist and composer (d. 1731)

Births343 years ago

1688 - Pierre de Marivaux, French author and playwright (d. 1763)

Births332 years ago

1725 - Dru Drury, English entomologist and author (d. 1804)

Births295 years ago

1740 - Carl Michael Bellman, Swedish poet and composer (d. 1795)

Births280 years ago

1778 - Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Swiss botanist, mycologist, and academic (d. 1841)

Births242 years ago

1799 - Almeida Garrett, Portuguese journalist and author (d. 1854)

Births221 years ago

1818 - Emperor Norton, San Francisco eccentric and visionary (d. 1880)

Births202 years ago

1831 - Oliver Ames, American financier and politician, 35th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)

Births189 years ago

1848 - Jean Aicard, French poet, author, and playwright (d. 1921)

Births172 years ago

1849 - Jean Richepin, French poet, author, and playwright (d. 1926)

Births171 years ago

1862 - Édouard Estaunié, French novelist (d. 1942)

Births158 years ago

1865 - Abe Isoo, Japanese minister and politician (d. 1949)

Births155 years ago

1868 - Constance Markievicz, Irish revolutionary and first woman elected to the UK House of Commons (d. 1927)

Births152 years ago

1871 - Friedrich Ebert, German lawyer and politician, 1st President of Germany (d. 1925)

Births149 years ago

1872 - Gotse Delchev, Bulgarian and Macedonian revolutionary activist (d. 1903)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian shot putter and discus thrower (d. 1905)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist and engineer (d. 1953)

Births145 years ago

1877 - Eddie Cochems, American football player and coach (d. 1953)

Births143 years ago

1881 - Eulalio Gutiérrez, Mexican general and politician, President of Mexico (d. 1939)

Births139 years ago

1881 - Fernand Léger, French painter and sculptor (d. 1955)

Births139 years ago

1883 - Reinhold Rudenberg, German-American inventor and a pioneer of electron microscopy (d. 1961)

Births137 years ago

1891 - M. A. Ayyangar, Indian lawyer and politician, 2nd Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 1978)

Births129 years ago

1892 - E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet and academic (d. 1964)

Births128 years ago

1895 - Nigel Bruce, English actor (d. 1953)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Friedrich Glauser, Austrian-Swiss author (d. 1938)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Friedrich Hund, German physicist and academic (d. 1997)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Ludwig Erhard, German soldier and politician, 2nd Chancellor of West Germany (d. 1977)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Virginia M. Alexander, American physician and founder of the Aspiranto Health Home(d. 1949)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (d. 1977)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Charles Lindbergh, American pilot and explorer (d. 1974)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Hartley Shawcross, Baron Shawcross, German-English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (d. 2003)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Alexander Imich, Polish-American chemist, parapsychologist, and academic (d. 2014)

Births117 years ago

1904 - MacKinlay Kantor, American author and screenwriter (d. 1977)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Hylda Baker, English comedian, actress and music hall performer (d. 1986)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German pastor and theologian (d. 1945)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Letitia Dunbar-Harrison, Irish librarian (d. 1994)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Clyde Tombaugh, American astronomer and academic, discovered Pluto (d. 1997)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Julian Bell, English poet and academic (d. 1937)

Births112 years ago

1912 - Ola Skjåk Bræk, Norwegian banker and politician, Norwegian Minister of Industry (d. 1999)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-American conductor (d. 1993)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Byron Nelson, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 2006)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Richard Seaman, English race car driver (d. 1939)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Alfred Andersch, German-Swiss author and publisher (d. 1980)

Births106 years ago

1915 - William Talman, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1968)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Norman Wisdom, English singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2010)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Yahya Khan, Pakistan general and politician, 3rd President of Pakistan (d. 1980)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Ida Lupino, English-American actress and director (d. 1995)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher and author (d. 1991)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Janet Waldo, American actress and voice artist (d. 2016)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Betty Friedan, American author and feminist (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Lotfi Zadeh, Iranian-American mathematician and computer scientist and founder of fuzzy logic (d. 2017)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Conrad Bain, Canadian-American actor (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1923 - James Dibble, Australian journalist (d. 2010)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Russell Hoban, American author and illustrator (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Stanley Karnow, American journalist and historian (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Christopher Zeeman, English mathematician and academic (d. 2016)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Gyula Grosics, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Dave Sands, Australian boxer (d. 1952)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Rolf Landauer, German-American physicist and academic (d. 1999)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Oscar Cabalén, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1967)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Osmo Antero Wiio, Finnish journalist, academic, and politician (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Paul Burlison, American rockabilly guitarist (d. 2003)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Tibor Antalpéter, Hungarian volleyball player and diplomat, Hungarian Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 2012)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Arthur E. Chase, American businessman and politician (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Jim Loscutoff, American basketball player (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Isabel Martínez de Perón, Argentinian dancer and politician, 41st President of Argentina

Births89 years ago

1935 - Wallis Mathias, Pakistani cricketer (d. 1994)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Martti Talvela, Finnish opera singer (d. 1989)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Collin Wilcox, American actress (d. 2009)

Births85 years ago

1936 - David Brenner, American comedian, actor, and author (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Claude Nobs, Swiss businessman, founded the Montreux Jazz Festival (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1937 - David Newman, American director and screenwriter (d. 2003)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Frank J. Dodd, American businessman and politician, president of the New Jersey Senate (d. 2010)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Stan Lundine, American lawyer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of New York

Births81 years ago

1940 - George A. Romero, American director and producer (d. 2017)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Russell Cooper, Australian politician, 33rd Premier of Queensland

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ron Rangi, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1988)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Jiří Raška, Czech skier and coach (d. 2012)

Births79 years ago

1941 - John Steel, English drummer

Births79 years ago

1943 - Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese journalist and politician, 2nd President of the Regional Government of Madeira

Births77 years ago

1943 - Wanda Rutkiewicz, Lithuanian-Polish mountaineer (d. 1992)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Ken Thompson, American computer scientist and programmer, co-developed the B programming language

Births77 years ago

1944 - Florence LaRue, American singer and actress

Births76 years ago

1947 - Dennis C. Blair, American admiral and politician, 3rd Director of National Intelligence

Births73 years ago

1947 - Dan Quayle, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 44th Vice President of the United States

Births73 years ago

1948 - Alice Cooper, American singer-songwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Rod Grams, American journalist and politician (d. 2013)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Mienoumi Tsuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births72 years ago

1949 - Michael Beck, American actor

Births71 years ago

1949 - Rasim Delić, Bosnian general (d. 2010)

Births71 years ago

1951 - Patrick Bergin, Irish actor

Births69 years ago

1951 - Phil Ehart, American rock drummer and songwriter

Births69 years ago

1952 - Jenny Shipley, New Zealand educator and politician, 36th Prime Minister of New Zealand

Births68 years ago

1952 - Thomas Silverstein, American prisoner, founder and former leader of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang

Births68 years ago
Births65 years ago

1957 - Don Davis, American composer and conductor

Births63 years ago

1958 - Tomasz Pacyński, Polish journalist and author (d. 2005)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Christian Schreier, German footballer and manager

Births61 years ago

1959 - Lawrence Taylor, American football player and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1960 - Siobhan Dowd, English author and activist (d. 2007)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Adrienne King, American actress, dancer, and painter

Births60 years ago

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

Births60 years ago

1961 - Stewart O'Nan, American novelist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Denis Savard, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births59 years ago

1962 - Clint Black, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Stephen Hammond, English banker and politician

Births58 years ago

1963 - Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss skier

Births57 years ago

1965 - Jerome Brown, American football player (d. 1992)

Births55 years ago

1966 - Tony Butterfield, Australian rugby league player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist

Births54 years ago

1967 - Sergei Grinkov, Russian figure skater (d. 1995)

Births53 years ago

1970 - Gabrielle Anwar, English actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Rob Corddry, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Eric Garcetti, American lieutenant and politician, 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles

Births49 years ago

1972 - Dara Ó Briain, Irish comedian and television host

Births48 years ago

1972 - Giovanni Silva de Oliveira, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1973 - Oscar De La Hoya, American boxer

Births47 years ago

1973 - James Hird, Australian footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Manny Legace, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1975 - Natalie Imbruglia, Australian singer-songwriter and actress

Births45 years ago

1977 - Gavin DeGraw, American singer-songwriter

Births43 years ago

1979 - Giorgio Pantano, Italian race car driver

Births41 years ago

1980 - Raimonds Vaikulis, Latvian basketball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Jason Kapono, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Johan Vansummeren, Belgian cyclist

Births39 years ago

1982 - Chris Sabin, American wrestler

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ivars Timermanis, Latvian basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Tomas Vaitkus, Lithuanian cyclist

Births38 years ago

1983 - Lee Stempniak, American ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Rebecca White, Australian politician

Births37 years ago

1984 - Sandeep Acharya, Indian singer (d. 2013)

Births36 years ago

1984 - Mauricio Pinilla, Chilean footballer

Births36 years ago

1986 - Maximilian Götz, German race car driver

Births34 years ago

1986 - Mahmudullah Riyad, Bangladeshi cricketer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Darren O'Dea, Irish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Lucie Šafářová, Czech tennis player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Carly Patterson, American gymnast and singer

Births32 years ago

1993 - Bae Noo-ri, South Korean actress

Births27 years ago

1998 - Maximilian Wöber, Austrian footballer

Births22 years ago

Deaths

211 - Septimius Severus, Roman emperor (b. 145)

Deaths

708 - Pope Sisinnius (b. 650)

Deaths

856 - Rabanus Maurus, Frankish archbishop and theologian (b. 780)

Deaths

870 - Ceolnoth, archbishop of Canterbury

Deaths

1169 - John of Ajello, Bishop of Catania

Deaths851 years ago

1498 - Antonio del Pollaiolo, Italian artist (b. 1429/1433)

Deaths522 years ago

1505 - Jeanne de Valois, daughter of Louis XI of France (b. 1464)

Deaths515 years ago

1508 - Conrad Celtes, German poet and scholar (b. 1459)

Deaths512 years ago

1555 - John Rogers, English clergyman and translator (b. 1505)

Deaths465 years ago

1590 - Gioseffo Zarlino, Italian composer and theorist (b. 1517)

Deaths430 years ago

1615 - Giambattista della Porta, Italian playwright and scholar (b. 1535)

Deaths405 years ago

1617 - Lodewijk Elzevir, Dutch publisher, co-founded the House of Elzevir (b. 1546)

Deaths403 years ago

1713 - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English philosopher and politician (b. 1671)

Deaths307 years ago

1774 - Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)

Deaths246 years ago

1781 - Josef Mysliveček, Czech composer (b. 1737)

Deaths239 years ago

1799 - Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect and educator (b. 1728)

Deaths221 years ago

1843 - Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek general (b. 1770)

Deaths177 years ago

1891 - Pelagio Antonio de Labastida y Dávalos, Roman Catholic archbishop and Mexican politician who served as regent during the Second Mexican Empire (1863-1864) (b. 1816)

Deaths129 years ago

1905 - Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor and academic (b. 1841)

Deaths115 years ago

1926 - İskilipli Âtıf Hodja, Turkish author and scholar (b. 1875)

Deaths94 years ago

1928 - Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)

Deaths92 years ago

1933 - Archibald Sayce, English linguist and educator (b. 1846)

Deaths87 years ago

1940 - Nikolai Yezhov, Russian police officer and politician (b. 1895)

Deaths80 years ago

1943 - Frank Calder, English-Canadian ice hockey player and journalist (b. 1877)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian author and translator (b. 1872)

Deaths76 years ago

1956 - Savielly Tartakower, Russian-French chess player, journalist, and author (b. 1887)

Deaths64 years ago

1958 - Henry Kuttner, American author and screenwriter (b. 1915)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Una O'Connor, Irish-American actress (b. 1880)

Deaths61 years ago

1968 - Neal Cassady, American novelist and poet (b. 1926)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Louise Bogan, American poet and critic (b. 1897)

Deaths50 years ago

1974 - Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist, mathematician, and academic (b. 1894)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Louis Jordan, American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (b. 1908)

Deaths45 years ago

1982 - Alex Harvey, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1935)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Georg Konrad Morgen, German lawyer and judge (b. 1909)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Karen Carpenter, American singer (b. 1950)

Deaths37 years ago

1987 - Liberace, American singer-songwriter and pianist, (b. 1919)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Meena Keshwar Kamal, Afghan activist, founded the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (b. 1956)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Carl Rogers, American psychologist and academic (b. 1902)

Deaths33 years ago

1990 - Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1915)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - John Dehner, American actor (b. 1915)

Deaths28 years ago

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

Deaths25 years ago

2000 - Carl Albert, American lawyer and politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908)

Deaths20 years ago
Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Benyoucef Benkhedda, Algerian pharmacist and politician (b. 1920)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Ossie Davis, American actor, director, and playwright (b. 1917)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Betty Friedan, American author and activist (b. 1921)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - José Carlos Bauer, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1925)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian-English poet and translator (b. 1959)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (b. 1934)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Jules Olitski, Ukrainian-American painter and sculptor (b. 1922)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Augusta Dabney, American actress (b. 1918)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Stefan Meller, Polish academic and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland (b. 1942)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Kostas Axelos, Greek-French philosopher and author (b. 1924)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Helen Tobias-Duesberg, Estonian-American composer (b. 1919)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Martial Célestin, Haitian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Haiti (b. 1913)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - István Csurka, Hungarian journalist and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Florence Green, English soldier (b. 1901)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Robert Daniel, American farmer, soldier, and politician (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mike deGruy, American director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1951)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Donald Byrd, American trumpet player (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Reg Presley, English singer-songwriter (b. 1941)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Keith Allen, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Eugenio Corti, Italian soldier, author, and playwright (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dennis Lota, Zambian footballer (b. 1973)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Wes Cooley, American soldier and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Fitzhugh L. Fulton, American colonel and pilot (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Edgar Mitchell, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Steve Lang, Canadian bass player (b. 1949)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Bano Qudsia, Pakistani writer (b. 1928)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - John Mahoney, English-American actor, voice artist, and comedian (b. 1940)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Matti Nykänen, Finnish Olympic-winning ski jumper and singer (b. 1963)

Deaths1 years ago

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