Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Feast of Orthodoxy can fall, while March 14 is the latest; celebrated 42 days before Easter. (Orthodoxy)

Holidays and observances

Parinirvana Day (some Mahayana Buddhism traditions, most celebrate on February 15)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


421 - Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.


1238 - The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.

Events782 years ago

1250 - Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engage Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.

Events770 years ago

1347 - The Byzantine civil war of 1341–47 ends with a power-sharing agreement between John VI Kantakouzenos and John V Palaiologos.

Events673 years ago

1575 - Leiden University is founded, and given the motto Praesidium Libertatis.

Events445 years ago

1587 - Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

Events433 years ago

1590 - Luis de Carabajal the younger is tortured by the Inquisition in Mexico City.

Events430 years ago

1601 - Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I and the revolt is quickly crushed.

Events419 years ago
Events327 years ago

1807 - After two days of bitter fighting, the Russians under Bennigsen and the Prussians under L'Estocq concede the Battle of Eylau to Napoleon.

Events213 years ago

1817 - Las Heras crosses the Andes with an army to join San Martín and liberate Chile from Spain.

Events203 years ago
Events183 years ago

1865 - Delaware refuses to ratify the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Slavery was outlawed in the United States, including Delaware, when the Amendment was ratified by the requisite number of states on December 6, 1865. Delaware ratified the Thirteenth Amendment on February 12, 1901, which was the ninety-second anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

Events155 years ago

1879 - Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.

Events141 years ago
Events141 years ago

1885 - The first government-approved Japanese immigrants arrived in Hawaii.

Events135 years ago

1887 - The Dawes Act authorizes the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.

Events133 years ago

1904 - Battle of Port Arthur: A surprise torpedo attack by the Japanese at Port Arthur, China starts the Russo-Japanese War.

Events116 years ago

1904 - Aceh War: Dutch Colonial Army's Marechaussee regiment led by General G.C.E. van Daalen launch military campaign to capture Gayo Highland, Alas Highland, and Batak Highland in Dutch East Indies' Northern Sumatra region, which ends with genocide to Acehnese and Bataks people.

Events116 years ago

1910 - The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.

Events110 years ago

1915 - D. W. Griffith's controversial film The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles.

Events105 years ago

1922 - United States President Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio set in the White House.

Events98 years ago

1924 - Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.

Events96 years ago
Events78 years ago

1942 - World War II: Dutch Colonial Army General Destruction Unit (AVC, Algemene Vernielings Corps) burns Banjarmasin, South Borneo to avoid Japanese capture.

Events78 years ago

1945 - World War II: The United Kingdom and Canada commence Operation Veritable to occupy the west bank of the Rhine.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Mikhail Devyataev escapes with nine other Soviet inmates from a Nazi concentration camp in Peenemünde on the island of Usedom by hijacking the camp commandant's Heinkel He 111.

Events75 years ago

1946 - The first portion of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the first serious challenge to the popularity of the Authorized King James Version, is published.

Events74 years ago

1950 - Cold War: The Stasi, the secret police of East Germany, is established.

Events70 years ago

1955 - The Government of Sindh, Pakistan, abolishes the Jagirdari system in the province. One million acres (4000 km) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among the landless peasants.

Events65 years ago

1960 - Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issues an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name Mountbatten-Windsor.

Events60 years ago

1962 - Charonne massacre. Nine trade unionists are killed by French police at the instigation of Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Paris Prefecture of Police.

Events58 years ago

1963 - Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.

Events57 years ago

1963 - The regime of Prime Minister of Iraq, Brigadier General Abd al-Karim Qasim is overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.

Events57 years ago

1965 - Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean and explodes, killing everyone aboard.

Events55 years ago

1968 - American civil rights movement: The Orangeburg massacre: An attack on black students from South Carolina State University who are protesting racial segregation at the town's only bowling alley, leaves three or four dead in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Events52 years ago

1971 - The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.

Events49 years ago
Events49 years ago

1974 - After 84 days in space, the crew of Skylab 4, the last crew to visit American space station Skylab, returns to Earth.

Events46 years ago

1978 - Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.

Events42 years ago

1981 - Twenty-one association football spectators are trampled to death at Karaiskakis Stadium in Neo Faliro, Greece, after a football match between Olympiacos F.C. and AEK Athens F.C.

Events39 years ago

1983 - The Melbourne dust storm hits Australia's second largest city. The result of the worst drought on record and a day of severe weather conditions, a 320 metres (1,050 ft) deep dust cloud envelops the city, turning day to night.

Events37 years ago

1986 - Hinton train collision: Twenty-three people are killed when a VIA Rail passenger train collides with a 118-car Canadian National freight train near the town of Hinton, Alberta, west of Edmonton. It is the worst rail accident in Canada until the Lac-Mégantic, Quebec derailment in 2013 which killed forty-seven people.

Events34 years ago

1989 - Independent Air Flight 1851 strikes Pico Alto mountain while on approach to Santa Maria Airport (Azores) killing all 144 passengers on board.

Events31 years ago

1993 - General Motors sues NBC after Dateline NBC allegedly rigs two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settles the lawsuit the next day.

Events27 years ago

1993 - An Iran Air Tours Tupolev Tu-154 and an Iranian Air Force Sukhoi Su-24 collide in mid-air near Qods, Iran, killing all 133 people on board both aircraft.

Events27 years ago
Events24 years ago

2005 - Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil politician and former MP A. Chandranehru dies of injuries sustained in an ambush the previous day.

Events15 years ago

2010 - A freak storm in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan triggers a series of at least 36 avalanches, burying over two miles of road, killing at least 172 people and trapping over 2,000 travelers.

Events10 years ago

2013 - A blizzard disrupts transportation and leaves hundreds of thousands of people without electricity in the Northeastern United States and parts of Canada.

Events7 years ago

2014 - A hotel fire in Medina, Saudi Arabia kills 15 Egyptian pilgrims with 130 others injured.

Events6 years ago


120 - Vettius Valens, Greek astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer (probable; d. 175)


412 - Proclus, Greek mathematician and philosopher (probable; d. 485)


882 - Muhammad ibn Tughj al-Ikhshid, Egyptian commander and politician, Abbasid Governor of Egypt (d. 946)

Births829 years ago
Births729 years ago

1405 - Constantine XI Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1453)

Births615 years ago
Births533 years ago

1514 - Daniele Barbaro, Venetian churchman, diplomat and scholar (d. 1570)

Births506 years ago

1552 - Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)

Births468 years ago

1577 - Robert Burton, English priest, physician, and scholar (d. 1640)

Births443 years ago

1591 - Guercino, Italian painter (d. 1666)

Births429 years ago

1685 - Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian and author (d. 1770)

Births335 years ago

1700 - Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-Swiss mathematician and physicist (d. 1782)

Births320 years ago

1720 - Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)

Births300 years ago

1741 - André Grétry, Belgian-French organist and composer (d. 1813)

Births279 years ago

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

Births258 years ago

1764 - Joseph Leopold Eybler, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1846)

Births256 years ago
Births228 years ago
Births222 years ago

1807 - Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and zoologist (d. 1889)

Births213 years ago

1817 - Richard S. Ewell, American general (d. 1872)

Births203 years ago

1819 - John Ruskin, English author, critic, and academic (d. 1900)

Births201 years ago

1820 - William Tecumseh Sherman, American general (d. 1891)

Births200 years ago

1822 - Maxime Du Camp, French photographer and journalist (d. 1894)

Births198 years ago

1825 - Henry Walter Bates, English geographer, biologist, and explorer (d. 1892)

Births195 years ago

1828 - Jules Verne, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1905)

Births192 years ago

1829 - Vital-Justin Grandin, French-Canadian bishop and missionary (d. 1902)

Births191 years ago
Births190 years ago

1834 - Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist and academic (d. 1907)

Births186 years ago

1850 - Kate Chopin, American author (d. 1904)

Births170 years ago

1860 - Adella Brown Bailey, American politician and suffragist (d. 1937)

Births160 years ago

1866 - Moses Gomberg, Ukrainian-American chemist and academic (d. 1947)

Births154 years ago

1876 - Paula Modersohn-Becker, German painter (d. 1907)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Martin Buber, Austrian-Israeli philosopher and academic (d. 1965)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Franz Marc, German soldier and painter (d. 1916)

Births140 years ago

1880 - Viktor Schwanneke, German actor and director (d. 1931)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Thomas Selfridge, American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1908)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Joseph Schumpeter, Czech-American economist and political scientist (d. 1950)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Snowy Baker, Australian boxer, rugby player, and actor (d. 1953)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Charlie Ruggles, American actor (d. 1970)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Edith Evans, English actress (d. 1976)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Giuseppe Ungaretti, Egyptian-Italian soldier, journalist, and poet (d. 1970)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Claro M. Recto, Filipino lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1960)

Births130 years ago

1893 - Ba Maw, Burmese lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Burma (d. 1977)

Births127 years ago

1894 - King Vidor, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)

Births126 years ago

1897 - Zakir Hussain, Indian academic and politician, 3rd president of India (d. 1969)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Lonnie Johnson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1970)

Births121 years ago

1903 - Greta Keller, Austrian-American singer and actress (d. 1977)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Tunku Abdul Rahman, 1st Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1990)

Births117 years ago

1906 - Chester Carlson, American physicist and lawyer, invented Xerography (d. 1968)

Births114 years ago

1909 - Elisabeth Murdoch, Australian philanthropist (d. 2012)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Elizabeth Bishop, American poet and author (d. 1979)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Betty Field, American actress (d. 1973)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Danai Stratigopoulou, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2009)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Bill Finger, American author and screenwriter, co-created Batman (d. 1974)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Georges Guétary, Egyptian-French singer, dancer, and actor (d. 1997)

Births105 years ago

1918 - Freddie Blassie, American wrestler and manager (d. 2003)

Births102 years ago

1921 - Barney Danson, Canadian colonel and politician, 21st Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 2011)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Nexhmije Hoxha, Albanian politician

Births99 years ago

1921 - Lana Turner, American actress (d. 1995)

Births99 years ago

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

Births98 years ago

1925 - Jack Lemmon, American actor (d. 2001)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Neal Cassady, American author and poet (d. 1968)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Birgitte Reimer, Danish film actress

Births94 years ago

1930 - Alejandro Rey, Argentinian-American actor and director (d. 1987)

Births90 years ago

1931 - James Dean, American actor (d. 1955)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Cliff Allison, English racing driver and businessman (d. 2005)

Births88 years ago

1932 - John Williams, American pianist, composer, and conductor

Births88 years ago

1933 - Elly Ameling, Dutch soprano

Births87 years ago

1937 - Joe Raposo, American pianist and composer (d. 1989)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Harry Wu, Chinese human rights activist (d. 2016)

Births83 years ago

1939 - Jose Maria Sison, Filipino activist and theorist

Births81 years ago

1940 - Sophie Lihau-Kanza, Congolese politician (d. 1999)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Ted Koppel, English-American journalist

Births80 years ago

1941 - Nick Nolte, American actor and producer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Tom Rush, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Jagjit Singh, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Robert Klein, American comedian, actor, and singer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Terry Melcher, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2004)

Births78 years ago

1944 - Roger Lloyd-Pack, English actor (d. 2014)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Sebastião Salgado, Brazilian photographer and journalist

Births76 years ago

1947 - J. Richard Gott, American astronomer and academic

Births73 years ago

1948 - Dan Seals, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Brooke Adams, American actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Niels Arestrup, French actor, director, and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1952 - Marinho Chagas, Brazilian footballer and coach (d. 2014)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Mary Steenburgen, American actress

Births67 years ago

1954 - Joe Maddon, American baseball coach and manager

Births66 years ago

1955 - John Grisham, American lawyer and author

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jim Neidhart, American wrestler (d. 2018)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Marques Johnson, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births64 years ago

1957 - Karine Chemla, French historian of mathematics and sinologist

Births63 years ago

1958 - Sherri Martel, American wrestler and manager (d. 2007)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Marina Silva, Brazilian environmentalist and politician

Births62 years ago

1959 - Heinz Gunthardt, Swiss tennis player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Andrew Hoy, Australian equestrian rider

Births61 years ago

1959 - Mauricio Macri, Argentinian businessman and politician, President of Argentina

Births61 years ago
Births60 years ago

1960 - Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian ice hockey player

Births60 years ago

1961 - Vince Neil, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births59 years ago

1963 - Mohammad Azharuddin, Indian cricketer and politician

Births57 years ago

1964 - Arlie Petters, Belizean-American mathematical physicist and academic

Births56 years ago

1964 - Santosh Sivan, Indian director, cinematographer, producer, and actor

Births56 years ago

1964 - Trinny Woodall, English fashion designer and author

Births56 years ago

1966 - Kirk Muller, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgarian footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1968 - Gary Coleman, American actor (d. 2010)

Births52 years ago

1969 - Pauly Fuemana, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Mary Robinette Kowal, American puppeteer and author

Births51 years ago

1969 - Mary McCormack, American actress and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - John Filan, Australian footballer and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Stephanie Courtney, American actress and comedian

Births50 years ago

1971 - Aidy Boothroyd, English footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mika Karppinen, Swedish-Finnish drummer and songwriter

Births49 years ago

1972 - Big Show, American wrestler, actor

Births48 years ago

1974 - Seth Green, American actor, voice artist, comedian, producer, writer, and director

Births46 years ago

1976 - Khaled Mashud, Bangladeshi cricketer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Nicolas Vouilloz, French rally driver and mountain biker

Births44 years ago

1977 - Roman Kostomarov, Russian ice dancer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Mick de Brenni, Australian politician

Births42 years ago

1979 - Aaron Cook, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - William Jackson Harper, American actor

Births40 years ago

1981 - Steve Gohouri, Ivorian footballer (d. 2015)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Myriam Montemayor Cruz, Mexican singer

Births39 years ago

1983 - Jermaine Anderson, Canadian basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Cory Jane, New Zealand rugby player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jim Verraros, American singer and actor

Births37 years ago

1984 - Manuel Osborne-Paradis, Canadian skier

Births36 years ago

1984 - Cecily Strong, American actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Greek basketball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Petra Cetkovská, Czech tennis player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jeremy Davis, American bass player and songwriter

Births35 years ago

1987 - Javi García, Spanish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Carolina Kostner, Italian figure skater

Births33 years ago

1988 - Keegan Meth, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Zac Guildford, New Zealand rugby player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Julio Jones, American football player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Courtney Vandersloot, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Emily Scarratt, English rugby union player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Klay Thompson, American professional basketball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Aristidis Soiledis, Greek footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Roberto Soriano, Italian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Nam Woo-hyun,South Korean singer and actor with the boy band Infinite.

Births29 years ago

1992 - Bruno Martins Indi, Portuguese-Dutch footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Carl Jenkinson, English-Finnish footballer

Births28 years ago

1994 - Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Turkish footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Nikki Yanofsky, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births26 years ago

1995 - Joshua Kimmich, German footballer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Kenedy, Brazilian footballer

Births24 years ago


Deaths885 years ago

1204 - Alexios IV Angelos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1182)

Deaths816 years ago
Deaths770 years ago

1250 - William II Longespée, English martyr (b. 1212)

Deaths770 years ago

1265 - Hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217)

Deaths755 years ago
Deaths735 years ago

1296 - Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257)

Deaths724 years ago

1314 - Helen of Anjou, queen of Serbia (b. 1236)

Deaths706 years ago
Deaths638 years ago

1537 - Saint Gerolamo Emiliani, Italian humanitarian (b. 1481)

Deaths483 years ago
Deaths433 years ago

1599 - Robert Rollock, Scottish theologian and academic (b. 1555)

Deaths421 years ago

1623 - Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire (b. 1546)

Deaths397 years ago

1676 - Alexis of Russia (b. 1629)

Deaths344 years ago

1696 - Ivan V of Russia (b. 1666)

Deaths324 years ago

1709 - Giuseppe Torelli, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1658)

Deaths311 years ago

1725 - Peter the Great, Russian emperor (b. 1672)

Deaths295 years ago

1749 - Jan van Huysum, Dutch painter (b. 1682)

Deaths271 years ago

1750 - Aaron Hill, English playwright and poet (b. 1685)

Deaths270 years ago

1768 - George Dance the Elder, English architect, designed St Leonard's and St Botolph's Aldgate (b. 1695)

Deaths252 years ago
Deaths248 years ago

1849 - François Habeneck, French violinist and conductor (b. 1781)

Deaths171 years ago

1849 - France Prešeren, Slovenian poet and lawyer (b. 1800)

Deaths171 years ago

1856 - Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist and academic (b. 1773)

Deaths164 years ago

1907 - Hendrik Willem Bakhuis Roozeboom, Dutch chemist and academic (b. 1854)

Deaths113 years ago

1910 - Hans Jæger, Norwegian philosopher and activist (b. 1854)

Deaths110 years ago

1914 - Dayrolles Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 4th Baron Ventry, Irish hereditary peer (b. 1828)

Deaths106 years ago

1915 - François Langelier, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 10th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1838)

Deaths105 years ago

1921 - George Formby Sr, English actor and singer (b. 1876)

Deaths99 years ago

1921 - Peter Kropotkin, Russian zoologist, geographer, and philologist (b. 1842)

Deaths99 years ago

1928 - Theodor Curtius, German chemist (b. 1857)

Deaths92 years ago

1932 - Yordan Milanov, Bulgarian architect, designed the Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church (b. 1867)

Deaths88 years ago

1935 - Eemil Nestor Setälä, Finnish linguist and politician, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1864)

Deaths85 years ago

1936 - Charles Curtis, American lawyer and politician, 31st Vice President of the United States (b. 1860)

Deaths84 years ago

1945 - Italo Santelli, Italian fencer and coach (b. 1866)

Deaths75 years ago

1956 - Connie Mack, American baseball player and manager (b. 1862)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Walther Bothe, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)

Deaths63 years ago

1957 - John von Neumann, Hungarian-American mathematician and physicist (b. 1903)

Deaths63 years ago

1959 - William J. Donovan, American head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) (b. 1883)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - J. L. Austin, English philosopher and academic (b. 1911)

Deaths60 years ago

1960 - Giles Gilbert Scott, English architect and engineer, designed the Red telephone box and Liverpool Cathedral (b. 1880)

Deaths60 years ago

1963 - George Dolenz, Italian-American actor (b. 1908)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Ernst Kretschmer, German psychiatrist and author (b. 1888)

Deaths56 years ago

1968 - Maurice Maillot, French actor (b. 1906)

Deaths52 years ago

1972 - Markos Vamvakaris, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (b. 1905)

Deaths48 years ago

1975 - Robert Robinson, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and theorist (b. 1901)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Dennis Gabor, Hungarian-English physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1936)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - John Hay Whitney, American financier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1904)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - William Lyons, English businessman, co-founded Swallow Sidecar Company (b. 1901)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (b. 1905)

Deaths33 years ago

1990 - Del Shannon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Stanley Armour Dunham, American sergeant (b. 1918)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Denny Wright, British guitarist (b. 1924)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Raymond Scott, American pianist and composer (b. 1908)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Del Ennis, American baseball player (b. 1925)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Corey Scott, American motorcycle stunt rider (b. 1968)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Halldór Laxness, Icelandic author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Enoch Powell, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Health (b. 1912)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Julian Simon, American economist and author (b. 1932)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Iris Murdoch, Irish-born British novelist and philosopher (b. 1919)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Sid Abel, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1918)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Derrick Thomas, American football player (b. 1967)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Ivo Caprino, Norwegian director and screenwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Ong Teng Cheong, Singaporean architect and politician, 5th President of Singapore (b. 1936)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Julius Schwartz, American journalist and author (b. 1915)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - A. Chandranehru, Sri Lankan sailor and politician (b. 1944)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Elton Dean, English saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1945)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Thierry Fortineau, French actor (b. 1953)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer (b. 1914)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Anna Nicole Smith, American model and actress (b. 1967)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ian Stevenson, Canadian-American psychiatrist and academic (b. 1918)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Ruby Garrard Woodson, American educator and cultural historian (b. 1931)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - John Murtha, American colonel and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Tony Malinosky, American baseball player and soldier (b. 1909)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Wando, Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1945)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Gunther Plaut, German-Canadian rabbi and author (b. 1912)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian singer-songwriter (b. 1950)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Giovanni Cheli, Italian cardinal (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - James DePreist, American conductor and educator (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Maureen Dragone, American journalist and author (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Nevin Scrimshaw, American scientist (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Els Borst, Dutch physician and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Maicon Pereira de Oliveira, Brazilian footballer (b. 1988)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Nancy Holt, American sculptor and painter (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde, Finnish physician and parapsychologist (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Amelia Bence, Argentine actress (b. 1914)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Nida Fazli, Indian poet and songwriter (b. 1938)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Margaret Forster, English historian, author, and critic (b. 1938)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Violette Verdy, French ballerina (b. 1933)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Peter Mansfield, English physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1933)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Rina Matsuno, Japanese idol singer (Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku) (b. 1998)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, English socialite, television presenter, model, and charity patron (b. 1971)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Alan Simpson, English scriptwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths3 years ago

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Christian feast day
Christian feast day
Christian feast day
Christian feast day
Christian feast day