Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Grenada), celebrates the independence of Grenada from the United Kingdom in 1974.

Holidays and observances


457 - Leo I the Thracian becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.


987 - Bardas Phokas the Younger and Bardas Skleros, Byzantine generals of the military elite, begin a wide-scale rebellion against Emperor Basil II.


1301 - Edward of Caernarvon (later king Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.

Events719 years ago

1497 - In Florence, Italy, supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn cosmetics, art, and books, in a "Bonfire of the vanities".

Events523 years ago

1783 - American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish forces lift the Great Siege of Gibraltar.

Events237 years ago
Events225 years ago

1807 - Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon finds Bennigsen's Russian forces taking a stand at Eylau. After bitter fighting, the French take the town, but the Russians resume the battle the next day.

Events213 years ago

1812 - The strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes New Madrid, Missouri.

Events208 years ago

1813 - In the action of 7 February 1813 near the Îles de Los, the frigates Aréthuse and Amelia batter each other, but neither can gain the upper hand.

Events207 years ago

1819 - Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles leaves Singapore after just taking it over, leaving it in the hands of William Farquhar.

Events201 years ago

1842 - Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.

Events178 years ago

1854 - A law is approved to found the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Lectures started October 16, 1855.

Events166 years ago

1863 - HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, killing 189.

Events157 years ago

1898 - Dreyfus affair: Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse…!.

Events122 years ago

1900 - Second Boer War: British troops fail in their third attempt to lift the Siege of Ladysmith.

Events120 years ago

1900 - A Chinese immigrant in San Francisco falls ill to bubonic plague in the first plague epidemic in the continental United States.

Events120 years ago

1904 - A fire begins in Baltimore, Maryland; it destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.

Events116 years ago

1940 - The second full-length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres.

Events80 years ago

1943 - World War II: Imperial Japanese Navy forces complete the evacuation of Imperial Japanese Army troops from Guadalcanal during Operation Ke, ending Japanese attempts to retake the island from Allied forces in the Guadalcanal Campaign.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: In Anzio, Italy, German forces launch a counteroffensive during the Allied Operation Shingle.

Events76 years ago

1951 - Korean War: More than 700 suspected communist sympathizers are massacred by South Korean forces.

Events69 years ago

1962 - The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.

Events58 years ago

1974 - Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom.

Events46 years ago

1979 - Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered.

Events41 years ago
Events36 years ago

1986 - Twenty-eight years of one-family rule end in Haiti, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation.

Events34 years ago

1990 - Dissolution of the Soviet Union: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power.

Events30 years ago

1991 - Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in.

Events29 years ago

1991 - The Troubles: The Provisional IRA launched a mortar attack on 10 Downing Street in London, the headquarters of the British government.

Events29 years ago

1992 - The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union.

Events28 years ago

1995 - Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Events25 years ago

1997 - NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X.

Events23 years ago

1999 - Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.

Events21 years ago

2009 - Bushfires in Victoria leave 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia's history.

Events11 years ago

2012 - President Mohamed Nasheed of the Republic of Maldives resigns, after 23 days of anti-governmental protests calling for the release of Chief Judge unlawfully arrested by the military.

Events8 years ago

2013 - The U.S. state of Mississippi officially certifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was formally ratified by Mississippi in 1995.

Events7 years ago

2014 - Scientists announce that the Happisburgh footprints in Norfolk, England, date back to more than 800,000 years ago, making them the oldest known hominid footprints outside Africa.

Events6 years ago

2016 - North Korea launches Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4 into outer space violating multiple UN treaties and prompting condemnation from around the world.

Events4 years ago


574 - Prince Shōtoku of Japan (d. 622)


1102 - Empress Matilda, Holy Roman Empress and claimant to the English throne (probable; d. 1167)

Births918 years ago

1478 - Thomas More, English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (d. 1535)

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1487 - Queen Dangyeong, Korean royal consort (d. 1557)

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1500 - João de Castro, viceroy of Portuguese India (d. 1548)

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1612 - Thomas Killigrew, English playwright and manager (d. 1683)

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1622 - Vittoria della Rovere, Italian noble (d. 1694)

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1693 - Empress Anna of Russia (d. 1740)

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1722 - Azar Bigdeli, Iranian anthologist and poet (d. 1781)

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1726 - Margaret Fownes-Luttrell, English painter (d. 1766)

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1741 - Henry Fuseli, Swiss-English painter and academic (d. 1825)

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1758 - Benedikt Schack, Czech tenor and composer (d. 1826)

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1768 - Antoine-Athanase Royer-Collard, French physician (d. 1825)

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1796 - Thomas Gregson, English-Australian lawyer and politician, 2nd Premier of Tasmania (d. 1874)

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1802 - Louisa Jane Hall, American poet, essayist, and literary critic (d. 1892)

Births218 years ago

1804 - John Deere, American blacksmith and businessman, founded Deere & Company (d. 1886)

Births216 years ago

1812 - Charles Dickens, English novelist and critic (d. 1870)

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1825 - Karl Möbius, German zoologist and ecologist (d. 1908)

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1834 - Alfred-Philibert Aldrophe, French architect (d. 1895)

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1837 - James Murray, Scottish lexicographer and philologist (d. 1915)

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1864 - Arthur Collins, American baritone singer (d. 1933)

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1867 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (d. 1957)

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1870 - Alfred Adler, Austrian-Scottish psychologist and therapist (d. 1937)

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1871 - Wilhelm Stenhammar, Swedish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1927)

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1873 - Thomas Andrews, Irish shipbuilder and businessman, designed the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)

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1877 - G. H. Hardy, English mathematician and geneticist (d. 1947)

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1878 - Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Russian-American pianist and conductor (d. 1936)

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1885 - Sinclair Lewis, American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)

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1885 - Hugo Sperrle, German field marshal (d. 1953)

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1887 - Eubie Blake, American pianist and composer (d. 1983)

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1889 - Harry Nyquist, Swedish-American engineer and theorist (d. 1976)

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1893 - Joseph Algernon Pearce, Canadian astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 1988)

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1893 - Nicanor Abelardo, Filipino pianist, composer and teacher (d. 1934)

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1895 - Anita Stewart, American actress (d. 1961)

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1898 - Dock Boggs, American folk singer-songwriter and banjo player (d. 1971)

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1901 - Arnold Nordmeyer, New Zealand minister and politician, 30th New Zealand Minister of Finance (d. 1989)

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1904 - Ernest E. Debs, American politician, California State Assembly member, Los Angeles city councilman, and a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (d. 2002)

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1905 - Paul Nizan, French philosopher and author (d. 1940)

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1905 - Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)

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1906 - Puyi, Chinese emperor (d. 1967)

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1906 - Oleg Konstantinovich Antonov, Russian engineer, founded the Antonov Aircraft Company (d. 1984)

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1908 - Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (d. 1983)

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1908 - Manmath Nath Gupta, Indian journalist and author (d. 2000)

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1909 - Hélder Câmara, Brazilian archbishop (d. 1999)

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1909 - Amedeo Guillet, Italian soldier (d. 2010)

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1912 - Russell Drysdale, English-Australian painter (d. 1981)

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1915 - Teoctist Arăpașu, Romanian patriarch (d. 2007)

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1915 - Eddie Bracken, American actor and singer (d. 2002)

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1916 - Frank Hyde, Australian rugby player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2007)

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1919 - Jock Mahoney, American actor and stuntman (d. 1989)

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1919 - Desmond Doss, American army corporal and combat medic, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2006)

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1920 - Oscar Brand, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and author (d. 2016)

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1920 - An Wang, Chinese-American engineer and businessman, founded Wang Laboratories (d. 1990)

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1921 - Athol Rowan, South African cricketer (d. 1998)

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1922 - Hattie Jacques, English actress (d. 1980)

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1923 - Dora Bryan, English actress and restaurateur (d. 2014)

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1925 - Hans Schmidt, Canadian wrestler (d. 2012)

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1926 - Konstantin Feoktistov, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2009)

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1926 - Bill Hoest, American cartoonist (d. 1988)

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1927 - Juliette Gréco, French singer and actress

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1927 - Vladimir Kuts, Ukrainian-Russian runner and coach (d. 1975)

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1928 - Lincoln D. Faurer, American general (d. 2014)

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1932 - Gay Talese, American journalist and memoirist

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1932 - Alfred Worden, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

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1933 - K. N. Choksy, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, Sri Lankan Minister of Finance (d. 2015)

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1934 - Eddie Fenech Adami, Maltese lawyer and politician, 7th President of Malta

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1934 - King Curtis, American saxophonist and producer (d. 1971)

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1934 - Earl King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2003)

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1935 - Herb Kohl, American businessman and politician

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1935 - Jörg Schneider, Swiss actor and author (d. 2015)

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1936 - Jas Gawronski, Italian journalist and politician

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1937 - Peter Jay, English economist, journalist, and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United States

Births83 years ago

1937 - Juan Pizarro, Puerto Rican baseball player

Births83 years ago

1940 - Tony Tan, Singaporean academic and politician, 7th President of Singapore

Births80 years ago

1941 - Kevin Crossley-Holland, English author and poet

Births79 years ago

1943 - Eric Foner, American historian, author, and academic

Births77 years ago

1943 - Gareth Hunt, English actor (d. 2007)

Births77 years ago

1945 - Gerald Davies, Welsh rugby player and journalist

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1946 - Héctor Babenco, Argentinian-Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Sammy Johns, American country music singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (d. 2011)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Gérard Jean-Juste, Haitian priest and activist (d. 2009)

Births74 years ago

1948 - Jimmy Greenspoon, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2015)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Jacques Duchesneau, Canadian police officer and politician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Joe English, American drummer and songwriter

Births71 years ago

1950 - Karen Joy Fowler, American author

Births70 years ago

1953 - Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player and poet (d. 1998)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Dieter Bohlen, German singer-songwriter and producer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Rolf Benirschke, American football player and game show host

Births65 years ago

1955 - Miguel Ferrer, American actor and director (d. 2017)

Births65 years ago

1956 - John Nielsen, Danish racing driver

Births64 years ago

1956 - Mark St. John, American guitarist (d. 2007)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Carney Lansford, American baseball player and coach

Births63 years ago

1958 - Giuseppe Baresi, Italian footballer and manager

Births62 years ago

1958 - Terry Marsh, English boxer and politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Matt Ridley, English journalist, author, and politician

Births62 years ago

1959 - Mick McCarthy, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1960 - Robert Smigel, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - James Spader, American actor and producer

Births60 years ago

1962 - Garth Brooks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births58 years ago

1962 - David Bryan, American keyboard player and songwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Eddie Izzard, English comedian, actor, and producer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, American Naval officer and astronaut

Births57 years ago

1964 - Ashok Banker, Indian journalist, author, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1965 - Chris Rock, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - Kristin Otto, German swimmer

Births54 years ago

1968 - Peter Bondra, Ukrainian-Slovak ice hockey player and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Sully Erna, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Mark Tewksbury, Canadian swimmer and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1969 - Andrew Micallef, Maltese painter and musician

Births51 years ago

1971 - Anita Tsoy, Russian singer-songwriter

Births49 years ago

1972 - Robyn Lively, American actress

Births48 years ago

1973 - Juwan Howard, American basketball player and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - J Dilla, American rapper and producer (d. 2006)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Nujabes, Japanese record producer, DJ, composer and arranger (d. 2010)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Danny Goffey, English singer-songwriter and drummer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Steve Nash, South African-Canadian basketball player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Wes Borland, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Alexandre Daigle, Canadian ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Rémi Gaillard, French comedian and actor

Births45 years ago

1976 - Chito Miranda, Filipino singer-songwriter

Births44 years ago

1977 - Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, Japanese footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - David Aebischer, Swiss ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Endy Chávez, Venezuelan baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ashton Kutcher, American model, actor, producer, and entrepreneur

Births42 years ago

1978 - Daniel Van Buyten, Belgian football player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Daniel Bierofka, German footballer and coach

Births41 years ago

1979 - Tawakkol Karman, Yemeni journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births41 years ago

1981 - Darcy Dolce Neto, Brazilian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Lee Ok-sung, South Korean boxer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Osamu Mukai, Japanese actor

Births38 years ago

1982 - Mickaël Piétrus, French basketball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Sho Kamogawa, Japanese footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Christian Klien, Austrian race car driver

Births37 years ago

1983 - Federico Marchetti, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Trey Hardee, American decathlete

Births36 years ago

1985 - Tina Majorino, American actress

Births35 years ago

1988 - Albin Hodža, French footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Ai Kago, Japanese singer and actress

Births32 years ago

1989 - Nick Calathes, Greek basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Elia Viviani, Italian cyclist

Births31 years ago

1989 - Isaiah Thomas, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Gianluca Lapadula, Italian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Dalilah Muhammad, American hurdler

Births30 years ago

1990 - Steven Stamkos, Canadian ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Ryan O'Reilly, Canadian ice hockey player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Sergi Roberto, Spanish footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Ksenia Stolbova, Russian figure skater

Births28 years ago

1992 - Maimi Yajima, Japanese singer and actress

Births28 years ago

1993 - Chris Mears, English diver

Births27 years ago

1994 - Riley Barber, American ice hockey player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Roberto Osuna, Mexican baseball player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Pierre Gasly, French racing driver

Births24 years ago

1997 - Nicolò Barella, Italian footballer

Births23 years ago


199 - Lü Bu, Chinese warlord


318 - Jin Mindi, emperor of the Jin Dynasty (b. 300)


999 - Boleslaus II the Pious, Duke of Bohemia (b. 932)


1045 - Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (b. 1009)

Deaths975 years ago
Deaths955 years ago

1127 - Ava, German poet (b. 1060)

Deaths893 years ago
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Deaths703 years ago

1320 - Jan Muskata, Bishop of Kraków (b. 1250)

Deaths700 years ago

1333 - Nikko, Japanese priest, founder of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism (b. 1246)

Deaths687 years ago

1520 - Alfonsina de' Medici, Regent of Florence (b. 1472)

Deaths500 years ago

1560 - Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Florentine sculptor (b. 1493)

Deaths460 years ago

1603 - Bartholomäus Sastrow, German politician (b. 1520)

Deaths417 years ago
Deaths394 years ago

1642 - William Bedell, English bishop and academic (b. 1571)

Deaths378 years ago

1693 - Paul Pellisson, French lawyer and author (b. 1624)

Deaths327 years ago

1736 - Stephen Gray, English astronomer and physicist (b. 1666)

Deaths284 years ago

1779 - William Boyce, English organist and composer (b. 1711)

Deaths241 years ago

1799 - Qianlong Emperor of China (b. 1711)

Deaths221 years ago

1801 - Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish-German painter and academic (b. 1726)

Deaths219 years ago

1819 - August Wilhelm Hupel, German-Estonian linguist and author (b. 1737)

Deaths201 years ago

1823 - Ann Radcliffe, English author|b. 1764)

Deaths197 years ago
Deaths183 years ago

1849 - Mariano Paredes, Mexican general and 16th president (1845-1846) (b. 1797)

Deaths171 years ago

1862 - Francisco de Paula Martínez de la Rosa y Berdejo, Spanish playwright and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1787)

Deaths158 years ago

1864 - Vuk Karadžić, Serbian philologist and linguist (b. 1787)

Deaths156 years ago

1871 - Henry E. Steinway, German-American businessman, founded Steinway & Sons (b. 1797)

Deaths149 years ago

1873 - Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish author (b. 1814)

Deaths147 years ago

1878 - Pope Pius IX (b. 1792)

Deaths142 years ago

1891 - Marie Louise Andrews, American story writer and journalist (b. 1849)

Deaths129 years ago

1897 - Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist and engineer (b. 1847)

Deaths123 years ago

1919 - William Halford, English-American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1841)

Deaths101 years ago

1920 - Alexander Kolchak, Russian admiral and explorer (b. 1874)

Deaths100 years ago

1920 - Charles Langelier, Canadian journalist, judge, and politician (b. 1850)

Deaths100 years ago

1921 - John J. Gardner, American politician (b. 1845)

Deaths99 years ago

1937 - Elihu Root, American lawyer and politician, 38th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)

Deaths83 years ago

1938 - Harvey Samuel Firestone, American businessman, founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company (b. 1868)

Deaths82 years ago

1939 - Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter and illustrator (b. 1886)

Deaths81 years ago

1942 - Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator and stage designer (b. 1876)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano and actress (b. 1874)

Deaths76 years ago

1959 - Nap Lajoie, American baseball player and manager (b. 1874)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Daniel François Malan, South African minister and politician, 5th Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1874)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Guitar Slim, American singer and guitarist (b. 1926)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1903)

Deaths60 years ago

1963 - Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist and manager (b. 1902)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Sofoklis Venizelos, Greek captain and politician, 133rd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1894)

Deaths56 years ago

1968 - Nick Adams, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths52 years ago

1972 - Walter Lang, American director and screenwriter (b. 1896)

Deaths48 years ago

1979 - Josef Mengele, German SS officer and physician (b. 1911)

Deaths41 years ago

1986 - Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian, anthropologist, and physicist (b. 1923)

Deaths34 years ago

1990 - Alan Perlis, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Alfredo M. Santos, Filipino general (b. 1905)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Amos Yarkoni, Israeli colonel (b. 1920)

Deaths29 years ago

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

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Phillip Davidson, American general (b. 1915)

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1999 - Bobby Troup, American actor, pianist, and composer (b. 1918)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Doug Henning, Canadian magician and politician (b. 1947)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Dale Evans, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1912)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and pilot (b. 1906)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Augusto Monterroso, Guatemalan author (b. 1921)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Atli Dam, Faroese engineer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1932)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Princess Durru Shehvar of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1914)

Deaths14 years ago

2009 - Blossom Dearie, American singer and pianist (b. 1924)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Franco Ballerini, Italian cyclist and coach (b. 1964)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Harry Keough, American soccer player and coach (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Krsto Papić, Croatian director and screenwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Doug Mohns, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Billy Casper, American golfer and architect (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Marshall Rosenberg, American psychologist and author (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Dean Smith, American basketball player and coach (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - John C. Whitehead, American banker and politician, 9th United States Deputy Secretary of State (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Richard Hatch, American actor (b. 1945)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Hans Rosling, Swedish academic (b. 1948)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Tzvetan Todorov, Bulgarian philosopher (b. 1939)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - John Dingell, American politician (b. 1926)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Albert Finney, English actor (b. 1936)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Jan Olszewski, Polish politician, 3rd Prime Minister (b. 1930)

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2019 - Frank Robinson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1935)

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New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Orthodox Church Typically observed on the Sunday closest to January 25 (O.S.)/February 7 (N.S.)