Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Clean Monday can fall, while March 15 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of Great Lent. (Eastern Christianity)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which People's Sunday can fall, while March 15 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday of Lent. (Malta)

Holidays and observances

St. Maroun's Day (public holiday in Lebanon)

Holidays and observances

Events

474 - Zeno is crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

Events

1003 - Boleslaus III is restored to authority with armed support from Bolesław I the Brave of Poland.

Events1017 years ago

1621 - Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.

Events399 years ago

1654 - The Capture of Fort Rocher takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War.

Events366 years ago
Events245 years ago

1788 - The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.

Events232 years ago

1825 - After no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the US presidential election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams as President of the United States.

Events195 years ago

1849 - The new Roman Republic is declared.

Events171 years ago
Events159 years ago

1870 - US president Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau.

Events150 years ago

1889 - US president Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.

Events131 years ago

1895 - William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.

Events125 years ago

1900 - The Davis Cup competition is established.

Events120 years ago
Events116 years ago

1907 - The Mud March is the first large procession organised by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).

Events113 years ago

1913 - A group of meteors is visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.

Events107 years ago

1920 - Under the terms of the Svalbard Treaty, international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.

Events100 years ago

1922 - Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

Events98 years ago

1934 - The Balkan Entente is formed.

Events86 years ago

1941 - World War II: The Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Genoa, Italy is struck by a bomb which fails to detonate.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.

Events78 years ago

1942 - Year-round Daylight saving time aka War Time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Events77 years ago

1945 - World War II: Battle of the Atlantic: HMS Venturer sinks U-864 off the coast of Fedje, Norway, in a rare instance of submarine-to-submarine combat.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: A force of Allied aircraft unsuccessfully attacked a German destroyer in Førdefjorden, Norway.

Events75 years ago
Events70 years ago

1951 - Korean War: The two-day Geochang massacre begins as a battalion of the 11th Division of the South Korean Army kills 719 unarmed citizens in Geochang, in the South Gyeongsang district of South Korea

Events69 years ago

1959 - The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.

Events61 years ago

1964 - The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA.

Events56 years ago

1965 - The United States Marine Corps sends a MIM-23 Hawk missile battalion to South Vietnam, the first American troops in-country without an official advisory or training mission.

Events55 years ago

1971 - The 6.5–6.7 MwSylmar earthquake hits the Greater Los Angeles Area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing 64 and injuring 2,000.

Events49 years ago

1971 - Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the USA's Baseball Hall of Fame.

Events49 years ago

1971 - Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned Moon landing.

Events49 years ago

1975 - The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.

Events45 years ago

1978 - The Budd Company unveils its first SPV-2000 self-propelled railcar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Events42 years ago

1986 - Halley's Comet last appeared in the inner Solar System.

Events34 years ago
Events29 years ago

1996 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares the end to its 18-month ceasefire and explodes a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf, killing two people.

Events24 years ago

1996 - Copernicium is discovered, by Sigurd Hofmann, Victor Ninov et al.

Events24 years ago

2016 - Two passenger trains collided in the German town of Bad Aibling in the state of Bavaria. Twelve people died, and 85 others were injured.

Events4 years ago
Events2 years ago

Births

1060 - Honorius II, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1130)

Births960 years ago

1274 - Louis of Toulouse, French bishop (d. 1297)

Births746 years ago

1313 - Maria of Portugal, Queen of Castile, Portuguese infanta (d. 1357)

Births707 years ago

1344 - Meinhard III, count of Tyrol (d. 1363)

Births676 years ago

1441 - Ali-Shir Nava'i, Turkish poet, linguist, and painter (d. 1501)

Births579 years ago

1533 - Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese daimyō (d. 1611)

Births487 years ago

1579 - Johannes Meursius, Dutch classical scholar (d. 1639)

Births441 years ago

1651 - Procopio Cutò, French entrepreneur (d. 1727)

Births369 years ago

1666 - George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, Scottish field marshal (d. 1737)

Births354 years ago

1711 - Luis Vicente de Velasco e Isla, Spanish sailor and commander (d. 1762)

Births309 years ago

1737 - Thomas Paine, English-American philosopher, author, and activist (d. 1809)

Births283 years ago

1741 - Henri-Joseph Rigel, German-French composer (d. 1799)

Births279 years ago

1748 - Sir John Duckworth, 1st Baronet, English admiral and politician, Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1817)

Births272 years ago
Births257 years ago

1769 - George W. Campbell, Scottish-American lawyer and politician, 5th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1848)

Births251 years ago

1773 - William Henry Harrison, American general and politician, 9th President of the United States (d. 1841)

Births247 years ago

1775 - Farkas Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1856)

Births245 years ago

1781 - Johann Baptist von Spix, German biologist and explorer (d. 1826)

Births239 years ago

1783 - Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet and translator (d. 1852)

Births237 years ago

1789 - Franz Xaver Gabelsberger, German engineer, invented Gabelsberger shorthand (d. 1849)

Births231 years ago

1800 - Hyrum Smith, American religious leader (d. 1844)

Births220 years ago

1814 - Samuel J. Tilden, American lawyer and politician, 28th Governor of New York (d. 1886)

Births206 years ago

1815 - Federico de Madrazo, Spanish painter (d.1894)

Births205 years ago

1834 - Felix Dahn, German lawyer, historian, and author (d. 1912)

Births186 years ago

1826 - Keʻelikōlani, Hawaiian royal and governor (d. 1883)

Births194 years ago

1837 - José Burgos, Filipino priest and revolutionary (d. 1872)

Births183 years ago

1839 - Silas Adams, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 1896)

Births181 years ago

1846 - Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer and businessman, founded Maybach (d. 1929)

Births174 years ago

1846 - Whitaker Wright, English businessman and financier (d. 1904)

Births174 years ago

1847 - Hugh Price Hughes, Welsh-English clergyman and theologian (d. 1902)

Births173 years ago

1854 - Aletta Jacobs, Dutch physician and suffrage activist (d. 1929)

Births166 years ago

1856 - Hara Takashi, Japanese politician, 10th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1921)

Births164 years ago

1859 - Akiyama Yoshifuru, Japanese general (d. 1930)

Births161 years ago

1863 - Anthony Hope, English author and playwright (d. 1933)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Miina Härma, Estonian organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1941)

Births156 years ago

1865 - Mrs. Patrick Campbell, English-French actress (d. 1940)

Births155 years ago

1865 - Erich von Drygalski, German geographer and geophysicist (d. 1949)

Births155 years ago

1867 - Natsume Sōseki, Japanese author and poet (d. 1916)

Births153 years ago

1871 - Howard Taylor Ricketts, American pathologist and physician (d. 1910)

Births149 years ago

1874 - Amy Lowell, American poet, critic, and educator (d. 1925)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Arthur Edward Moore, New Zealand-Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Queensland (d. 1963)

Births144 years ago

1880 - Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1959)

Births140 years ago

1883 - Jules Berry, French actor and director (d. 1951)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Alban Berg, Austrian composer and educator (d. 1935)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Clarence H. Haring, American historian and author (d. 1960)

Births135 years ago

1889 - Larry Semon, American actor, producer, director and screenwriter (d. 1928)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Ronald Colman, English-American actor (d. 1958)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Peggy Wood, American actress (d. 1978)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Greek lawyer and politician, 163rd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1987)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Hermann Brill, German lawyer and politician, 8th Minister-President of Thuringia (d. 1959)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Alberto Vargas, Peruvian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1982)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Charles Kingsford Smith, Australian captain and pilot (d. 1935)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Jūkichi Yagi, Japanese poet and educator (d. 1927)

Births122 years ago

1901 - Brian Donlevy, American actor (d. 1972)

Births119 years ago

1901 - James Murray, American actor (d. 1936)

Births119 years ago

1905 - David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter, English hurdler and politician (d. 1981)

Births115 years ago

1906 - André Kostolany, Hungarian-French economist and journalist (d. 1999)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Trường Chinh, Vietnamese politician, 4th President of Vietnam (d. 1988)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter, English-Canadian mathematician and academic (d. 2003)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Heather Angel, English-American actress (d. 1986)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Carmen Miranda, Portuguese-Brazilian actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1955)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Dean Rusk, American colonel and politician, 54th United States Secretary of State (d. 1994)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Jacques Monod, French biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)

Births110 years ago

1911 - William Orlando Darby, American general (d. 1945)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Futabayama Sadaji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 35th Yokozuna (d. 1968)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Ginette Leclerc, French actress (d. 1992)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Ernest Tubb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Lloyd Noel Ferguson, African American chemist (d. 2011)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Fred Allen, New Zealand rugby player and coach (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Kathryn Grayson, American actress and soprano (d. 2010)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Jim Laker, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1986)

Births98 years ago

1922 - C. P. Krishnan Nair, Indian businessman, founded The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Robert E. Ogren, American zoologist (d. 2005)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Brendan Behan, Irish rebel, poet, and playwright (d. 1964)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Tonie Nathan, American radio host, producer, and politician (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1925 - John B. Cobb, American philosopher and theologian

Births95 years ago

1925 - Burkhard Heim, German physicist and academic (d. 2001)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Garret FitzGerald, Irish lawyer and politician, 7th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Richard A. Long, American historian and author (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Frank Frazetta, American painter and illustrator (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Rinus Michels, Dutch footballer and coach (d. 2005)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Roger Mudd, American journalist

Births92 years ago

1929 - A. R. Antulay, Indian social worker and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Clement Meadmore, Australian-American sculptor (d. 2005)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist and author (d. 2003)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Thomas Bernhard, Austrian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1989)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Josef Masopust, Czech footballer and coach (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Robert Morris, American sculptor and painter (d. 2018)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Tatsuro Hirooka, Japanese baseball player and manager

Births88 years ago

1932 - Gerhard Richter, German painter and photographer

Births88 years ago

1935 - Lionel Fanthorpe, English-Welsh priest, journalist, and author

Births85 years ago

1936 - Clive Swift, English actor and singer-songwriter (d. 2019)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Clete Boyer, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Ron Logan, Disney theatrical producer and professor

Births82 years ago

1939 - Barry Mann, American pianist, songwriter, and producer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Janet Suzman, South African-British actress and director

Births81 years ago

1940 - Brian Bennett, English drummer and songwriter

Births80 years ago

1940 - J. M. Coetzee, South African-Australian novelist, essayist, and linguist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births80 years ago

1941 - Kermit Gosnell, American abortionist and serial killer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Sheila Kuehl, American actress, lawyer, gay rights activist, and politician

Births79 years ago

1942 - Carole King, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Barbara Lewis, American soul/R&B singer-songwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Joe Pesci, American actor

Births77 years ago

1943 - Joseph Stiglitz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births77 years ago

1944 - Derryn Hinch, New Zealand-Australian radio and television host and politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Alice Walker, American novelist, short story writer, and poet

Births76 years ago

1945 - Mia Farrow, American actress, activist, and former fashion model

Births75 years ago

1945 - Yoshinori Ohsumi, Japanese cell biologist, 2016 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Births75 years ago

1945 - Carol Wood, American mathematician and academic

Births75 years ago

1946 - Bob Eastwood, American golfer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Vince Papale, American football player and sportscaster

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jim Webb, American captain and politician, 18th United States Secretary of the Navy

Births74 years ago

1947 - Carla Del Ponte, Swiss lawyer and diplomat

Births73 years ago

1947 - Joe Ely, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Major Harris, American R&B singer (d. 2012)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Alexis Smirnoff, Canadian-American wrestler and actor

Births73 years ago

1948 - Guy Standing, English economist and academic

Births72 years ago

1949 - Bernard Gallacher, Scottish golfer and journalist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Judith Light, American actress

Births71 years ago

1950 - Richard F. Colburn, American sergeant and politician

Births70 years ago

1951 - David Pomeranz, American singer, musician, and composer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Danny White, American football player and sportscaster

Births68 years ago

1953 - Ciarán Hinds, Irish actor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Ezechiele Ramin, Italian missionary, priest, and martyr (d. 1985)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Gabriel Rotello, American journalist and author, founded OutWeek

Births67 years ago

1954 - Jo Duffy, American author

Births66 years ago

1954 - Chris Gardner, American businessman and philanthropist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Kevin Warwick, English cybernetics scientist

Births66 years ago

1955 - Jerry Beck, American historian and author

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jimmy Pursey, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Charles Shaughnessy, English actor

Births65 years ago

1956 - Mookie Wilson, American baseball player and coach

Births64 years ago

1957 - Terry McAuliffe, American businessman and politician, 72nd Governor of Virginia

Births63 years ago

1957 - Gordon Strachan, Scottish footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1958 - Sandy Lyle, Scottish golfer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Chris Nilan, American ice hockey player, coach, and radio host

Births62 years ago

1960 - Holly Johnson, English singer-songwriter and bass player

Births60 years ago

1960 - David Simon, American journalist, author, screenwriter, and television producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Peggy Whitson, American biochemist and astronaut

Births60 years ago

1961 - John Kruk, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births59 years ago

1962 - Anik Bissonnette, Canadian ballerina

Births58 years ago

1963 - Brian Greene, American physicist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Peter Rowsthorn, Australian comedian and actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Travis Tritt, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births57 years ago

1964 - Debrah Miceli, Italian-American wrestler and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dewi Morris, English rugby player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ernesto Valverde, Spanish footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Alejandro Ávila, Mexican telenovela actor

Births56 years ago

1965 - Dieter Baumann, German runner

Births55 years ago

1966 - Harald Eia, Norwegian comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1967 - Todd Pratt, American baseball player and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - Dan Shulman, Canadian sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Gaston Browne, Antiguan and Barbudan Prime Minister

Births53 years ago

1968 - Alejandra Guzmán, Mexican singer-songwriter and actress

Births52 years ago

1968 - Derek Strong, American basketball player and race car driver

Births52 years ago

1968 - Gloria Trevi, Mexican singer and actress

Births52 years ago

1969 - Jimmy Smith, American football player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Glenn McGrath, Australian cricketer and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1971 - Matt Gogel, American golfer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Johan Mjällby, Swedish footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Darren Ferguson, Scottish footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1973 - Svetlana Boginskaya, Belarusian gymnast

Births47 years ago

1973 - Colin Egglesfield, American actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Makoto Shinkai, Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1974 - Brad Maynard, American football player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Amber Valletta, American model

Births46 years ago

1974 - John Wallace, American basketball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1975 - Kurt Asle Arvesen, Norwegian cyclist and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Clinton Grybas, Australian journalist and sportscaster (d. 2008)

Births45 years ago

1975 - Vladimir Guerrero, Dominican-American baseball player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Charlie Day, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births44 years ago

1978 - A. J. Buckley, Irish-Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

Births42 years ago

1979 - Akinori Iwamura, Japanese baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Irina Slutskaya, Russian figure skater

Births41 years ago

1980 - Angelos Charisteas, Greek footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Margarita Levieva, Russian-American actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Manu Raju, American journalist

Births40 years ago

1981 - Tom Hiddleston, English actor, producer, and musical performer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Daisuke Sekimoto, Japanese wrestler

Births39 years ago

1982 - Domingo Cisma, Spanish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jameer Nelson, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ami Suzuki, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Chris Weale, English footballer and manager

Births38 years ago

1983 - Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Maurice Ager, American basketball player, singer, and producer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Shōhōzan Yūya, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births36 years ago

1985 - David Gallagher, American actor

Births35 years ago

1987 - Sam Coulson, English guitarist

Births33 years ago

1987 - Michael B. Jordan, American actor

Births33 years ago

1987 - Davide Lanzafame, Italian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Magdalena Neuner, German biathlete

Births33 years ago

1988 - Lotte Friis, Danish swimmer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Maxime Dufour-Lapointe, Canadian skier

Births31 years ago

1990 - Tariq Sims, Australian-Fijian rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Logan Ryan, American football player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Kyle Feldt, Australian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Mitchell Frei, Australian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Avan Jogia, Canadian actor

Births28 years ago

1993 - Niclas Füllkrug, German footballer

Births27 years ago

1995 - André Burakovsky, Swedish ice hockey player

Births25 years ago

1995 - Mario Pašalić, Croatian footballer

Births25 years ago

Deaths

966 - Ono no Michikaze, Japanese calligrapher (b. 894)

Deaths

967 - Sayf al-Dawla, emir of Aleppo (b. 916)

Deaths

978 - Luitgarde, duchess consort of Normandy

Deaths
Deaths1009 years ago

1014 - Yang Yanzhao, Chinese general

Deaths1006 years ago

1135 - Tai Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 1075)

Deaths885 years ago

1199 - Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shōgun (b. 1147)

Deaths821 years ago

1251 - Matthias II, duke of Lorraine

Deaths769 years ago

1407 - William I, margrave of Meissen (b. 1343)

Deaths613 years ago

1450 - Agnès Sorel, French mistress of Charles VII of France (b. 1421)

Deaths570 years ago

1555 - John Hooper, English bishop and martyr (b. 1495)

Deaths465 years ago

1555 - Rowland Taylor, English priest and martyr (b. 1510)

Deaths465 years ago

1588 - Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral (b. 1526)

Deaths432 years ago
Deaths420 years ago

1619 - Lucilio Vanini, Italian physician and philosopher (b. 1585)

Deaths401 years ago
Deaths380 years ago
Deaths350 years ago

1675 - Gerrit Dou, Dutch painter (b. 1613)

Deaths345 years ago
Deaths311 years ago

1777 - Seth Pomeroy, American general and gunsmith (b. 1706)

Deaths243 years ago

1803 - Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French soldier, poet, and philosopher (b. 1716)

Deaths217 years ago

1857 - Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet and translator (b. 1798)

Deaths163 years ago

1874 - Jules Michelet, French historian, philosopher, and academic (b. 1798)

Deaths146 years ago

1881 - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, and philosopher (b. 1821)

Deaths139 years ago

1891 - Johan Jongkind, Dutch painter (b. 1819)

Deaths129 years ago

1903 - Charles Gavan Duffy, Irish-Australian politician, 8th Premier of Victoria (b. 1816)

Deaths117 years ago

1906 - Paul Laurence Dunbar, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1872)

Deaths114 years ago

1928 - William Gillies, Australian politician, 21st Premier of Queensland (b. 1868)

Deaths92 years ago

1930 - Richard With, Norwegian captain and businessman, founded Hurtigruten (b. 1846)

Deaths90 years ago

1932 - Junnosuke Inoue, Japanese businessman and banker (b. 1869)

Deaths88 years ago

1932 - A.K. Golam Jilani, Bangladeshi soldier and activist (b. 1904)

Deaths88 years ago

1945 - Ella D. Barrier, American educator (b. 1852)

Deaths75 years ago

1950 - Ted Theodore, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Queensland (b. 1884)

Deaths70 years ago

1951 - Eddy Duchin, American pianist, bandleader, and actor (b. 1910)

Deaths69 years ago

1957 - Miklós Horthy, Hungarian admiral and politician, Regent of Hungary (b. 1868)

Deaths63 years ago

1960 - Alexandre Benois, Russian painter and critic (b. 1870)

Deaths60 years ago

1960 - Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1877)

Deaths60 years ago

1965 - Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah, Bangladeshi theologian and educator (b. 1874)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Sophie Tucker, Russian-born American singer (b. 1884)

Deaths54 years ago

1969 - George "Gabby" Hayes, American actor and singer (b. 1885)

Deaths51 years ago

1976 - Percy Faith, Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1908)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Sergey Ilyushin, Russian engineer and businessman, founded the Ilyushin Design Company (b. 1894)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist and coach (b. 1893)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Allen Tate, American poet and academic (b. 1899)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and author (b. 1900)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - M. C. Chagla, Indian jurist and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (b. 1900)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)

Deaths39 years ago

1984 - Yuri Andropov, Russian lawyer and politician (b. 1914)

Deaths36 years ago

1989 - Osamu Tezuka, Japanese illustrator, animator, and producer (b. 1928)

Deaths31 years ago

1994 - Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1934)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - J. William Fulbright, American lawyer and politician (b. 1905)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - David Wayne, American actor (b. 1914)

Deaths25 years ago

1998 - Maurice Schumann, French journalist and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1911)

Deaths22 years ago

2001 - Herbert A. Simon, American political scientist, economist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Isabelle Holland, Swiss-American author (b. 1920)

Deaths18 years ago
Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Masatoshi Gündüz Ikeda, Japanese-Turkish mathematician and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Claude Ryan, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Robert Kearns, American engineer, invented the windscreen wiper (b. 1927)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Freddie Laker, English pilot and businessman, founded Laker Airways (b. 1922)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Hank Bauer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1922)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (b. 1934)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Christopher Hyatt, American occultist and author (b. 1943)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Jazeh Tabatabai, Iranian painter, poet, and sculptor (b. 1931)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Orlando "Cachaíto" López, Cuban bassist and composer (b. 1933)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Walter Frederick Morrison, American businessman, invented the Frisbee (b. 1920)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Miltiadis Evert, Greek lawyer and politician, 69th Mayor of Athens (b. 1939)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - O. P. Dutta, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Hick, English philosopher and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Joe Moretti, Scottish-South African guitarist and songwriter (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Richard Artschwager, American painter, illustrator, and sculptor (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-American martial artist and trainer (b. 1913)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jimmy Smyth, Irish hurler (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Gabriel Axel, Danish actor, director, and producer (b. 1918)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Hal Herring, American football player and coach (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Logan Scott-Bowden, English general (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Liu Han, Chinese businessman and philanthropist (b. 1965)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ed Sabol, American film producer, co-founded NFL Films (b. 1916)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Sushil Koirala, Nepalese politician, 37th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1939)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Zdravko Tolimir, Bosnian Serb military commander (b. 1948)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - André Salvat, French Army colonel (b. 1920)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Reg E. Cathey, American actor of stage, film, and television (b. 1958)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Nebojša Glogovac, Serbian actor (b. 1969)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic composer (b. 1969)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - John Gavin, American actor and United States ambassador to Mexico (b.1931)

Deaths2 years ago

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