Holidays and observances

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

Feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes (Catholic Church), and its related observance: World Day of the Sick (Roman Catholic Church)

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

International Day of Women and Girls in Science (UN Women)

Holidays and observances

Events

660 BC - Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.

Events

AD 55 - Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.

Events

244 - Emperor Gordian III is murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha (Mesopotamia). A mound is raised at Carchemish in his memory.

Events

1177 - John de Courcy's army defeats the native Dunleavey Clan in Ulster. The English establish themselves in Ulster.

Events843 years ago

1534 - Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.

Events486 years ago

1626 - Emperor Susenyos I of Ethiopia and Patriarch Afonso Mendes declare the primacy of the Roman See over the Ethiopian Church, and Catholicism to be the state religion of Ethiopia.

Events394 years ago

1659 - The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.

Events361 years ago

1790 - The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for the abolition of slavery.

Events230 years ago

1794 - First session of United States Senate opens to the public.

Events226 years ago

1808 - Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.

Events212 years ago

1812 - Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry is accused of "gerrymandering" for the first time.

Events208 years ago

1823 - Carnival tragedy of 1823: About 110 boys are killed during a stampede at the Convent of the Minori Osservanti in Valletta, Malta.

Events197 years ago
Events194 years ago

1840 - Gaetano Donizetti's opera La fille du régiment receives its first performance in Paris, France.

Events180 years ago

1843 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera I Lombardi alla prima crociata receives its first performance in Milan, Italy.

Events177 years ago

1855 - Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam.

Events165 years ago

1856 - The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company and Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh, is imprisoned and later exiled to Calcutta.

Events164 years ago
Events162 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: The United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.

Events159 years ago

1873 - King Amadeo I of Spain abdicates.

Events147 years ago

1889 - Meiji Constitution of Japan is adopted; the first National Diet convenes in 1890.

Events131 years ago

1903 - Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna, Austria.

Events117 years ago

1906 - Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer Nos.

Events114 years ago
Events101 years ago
Events91 years ago

1937 - The Flint sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers trade union.

Events83 years ago

1938 - BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R., that coined the term "robot".

Events82 years ago

1939 - A Lockheed P-38 Lightning flies from California to New York in seven hours two minutes.

Events81 years ago
Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: General Dwight D. Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe.

Events77 years ago

1953 - Cold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower denies all appeals for clemency for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

Events67 years ago

1953 - The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.

Events67 years ago

1959 - The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.

Events61 years ago

1964 - Greeks and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.

Events56 years ago

1971 - Cold War: Eighty-seven countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union, sign the Seabed Arms Control Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.

Events49 years ago

1973 - Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.

Events47 years ago

1978 - Censorship: China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.

Events42 years ago

1979 - The Iranian Revolution establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Events41 years ago

1981 - Around 100,000 US gallons (380 m) of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating eight workers.

Events39 years ago

1990 - Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.

Events30 years ago

1990 - Buster Douglas, a 42:1 underdog, knocks out Mike Tyson in ten rounds at Tokyo to win boxing's world Heavyweight title.

Events30 years ago

1997 - Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.

Events23 years ago

1999 - Pluto crosses Neptune's orbit, ending a nearly 20-year period (since 1979) when it was closer to the Sun than the gas giant; Pluto is not expected to interact with Neptune's orbit for another 228 years.

Events21 years ago

2001 - A Dutch programmer launched the Anna Kournikova virus infecting millions of emails via a trick photo of the tennis star.

Events19 years ago

2006 - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Texas attorney, while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas.

Events14 years ago

2008 - Rebel East Timorese soldiers seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack.

Events12 years ago

2011 - Arab Spring: The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.

Events9 years ago

2013 - The Vatican confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI would resign the papacy on 28 February 2013, as a result of his advanced age.

Events7 years ago

2014 - A military transport plane crashes in a mountainous area of Oum El Bouaghi Province in eastern Algeria, killing 77 people.

Events6 years ago

2015 - A university student was murdered as she resisted an attempted rape in Turkey, sparking nationwide protests and public outcry against harassment and violence against women.

Events5 years ago

2016 - A man shoots six people dead at an education center in Jizan Province, Saudi Arabia.

Events4 years ago

2018 - Saratov Airlines Flight 703 crashes near Moscow, Russia. All 71 people on board die.

Events2 years ago

Births

Births759 years ago

1380 - Poggio Bracciolini, Italian scholar and translator (d. 1459)

Births640 years ago

1466 - Elizabeth of York (d. 1503)

Births554 years ago
Births513 years ago

1535 - Pope Gregory XIV (d. 1591)

Births485 years ago

1568 - Honoré d'Urfé, French author and playwright (d. 1625)

Births452 years ago

1649 - William Carstares, Scottish minister and academic (d. 1715)

Births371 years ago

1657 - Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, French poet and playwright (d. 1757)

Births363 years ago

1708 - Egidio Duni, Italian composer (d. 1775)

Births312 years ago

1755 - Albert Christoph Dies, German composer and painter (d. 1822)

Births265 years ago

1764 - Joseph Chénier, French poet and playwright (d. 1811)

Births256 years ago

1776 - Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek politician, 1st Governor of Greece (d. 1831)

Births244 years ago

1796 - Giovanni Pacini, Italian composer and educator (d. 1867)

Births224 years ago

1799 - Basil Moreau, French priest, founded the Congregation of Holy Cross (d. 1873)

Births221 years ago

1800 - Henry Fox Talbot, English photographer and politician, invented the calotype (d. 1877)

Births220 years ago

1802 - Lydia Maria Child, American journalist, author, and activist (d. 1880)

Births218 years ago

1805 - Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, American explorer (d. 1866)

Births215 years ago
Births208 years ago

1813 - Otto Ludwig, German author, playwright, and critic (d. 1865)

Births207 years ago

1821 - Auguste Mariette, French archaeologist and scholar (d. 1881)

Births199 years ago

1830 - Hans Bronsart von Schellendorff, Prussian pianist and composer (d. 1913)

Births190 years ago

1833 - Melville Fuller, American lawyer and jurist, 8th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1910)

Births187 years ago

1839 - Josiah Willard Gibbs, American physicist, mathematician, and academic (d. 1903)

Births181 years ago

1845 - Ahmet Tevfik Pasha, Ottoman soldier and politician, 272nd Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1936)

Births175 years ago

1847 - Thomas Edison, American engineer and businessman, developed the light bulb and phonograph (d. 1931)

Births173 years ago

1855 - Ellen Day Hale, American painter and author (d. 1940)

Births165 years ago

1860 - Rachilde, French author and playwright (d. 1953)

Births160 years ago

1863 - John F. Fitzgerald, American politician; Mayor of Boston (d. 1950)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Louis Bouveault, French chemist (d. 1909)

Births156 years ago

1869 - Helene Kröller-Müller, German-Dutch art collector and philanthropist, founded the Kröller-Müller Museum (d. 1939)

Births151 years ago

1869 - Else Lasker-Schüler, German poet and author (d. 1945)

Births151 years ago

1874 - Elsa Beskow, Swedish author and illustrator (d. 1953)

Births146 years ago

1881 - Carlo Carrà, Italian painter (d. 1966)

Births139 years ago

1891 - J. W. Hearne English cricketer (d. 1965)

Births129 years ago

1897 - Emil Leon Post, Polish-American mathematician and logician (d.1954)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Leo Szilard, Hungarian-American physicist and academic (d. 1964)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Ellen Broe, Danish nurse, pioneer in nursing education (d. 1994)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher and scholar (d. 2002)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Jōsei Toda, Japanese educator and activist (d. 1958)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect, designed Aarhus City Hall and Radisson Blu Royal Hotel (d. 1971)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Keith Holyoake, New Zealand farmer and politician, 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1983)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Lucile Randon, French supercentanian

Births116 years ago

1908 - Philip Dunne, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Vivian Fuchs, English geologist and explorer (d. 1999)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Max Baer, American boxer and actor (d. 1959)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)

Births111 years ago

1912 - Rudolf Firkušný, Czech-American pianist and educator (d. 1994)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Matt Dennis, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2002)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Josh White, American blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and activist (d. 1969)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Patrick Leigh Fermor, English soldier, author, and scholar (d. 2011)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Richard Hamming, American mathematician and academic (d. 1998)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Sidney Sheldon, American author and screenwriter (d. 2007)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Eva Gabor, Hungarian-American actress, socialite and businesswoman (d. 1995)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Farouk of Egypt (d. 1965)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Daniel F. Galouye, American author (d. 1976)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Billy Halop, American actor (d. 1976)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Dorothea Krook-Gilead, Latvian-South African author and translator (d. 1989)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Daniel James, Jr., American general and pilot (d. 1978)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Lloyd Bentsen, American colonel and politician, 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Ottavio Missoni, Italian hurdler and fashion designer, founded Missoni (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Edward Seidensticker, American scholar and translator (d. 2007)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Antony Flew, English philosopher and academic (d. 2010)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Budge Patty, American tennis player

Births96 years ago

1925 - Virginia E. Johnson, American psychologist and academic (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Kim Stanley, American actress (d. 2001)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Paul Bocuse, French chef (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Leslie Nielsen, Canadian-American actor and producer (d. 2010)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Sinclair Stevens, Canadian businessman, lawyer, and politician (d. 2016)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Ivan Hutchinson, Australian film critic and author (d. 1995)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Roy De Forest, American painter and academic (d. 2007)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Dennis Skinner, English miner and politician

Births88 years ago

1934 - Mel Carnahan, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 51st Governor of Missouri (d. 2000)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Tina Louise, American actress and singer

Births86 years ago

1934 - Manuel Noriega, Panamanian general and politician, Military Leader of Panama (d. 2017)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Mary Quant, British fashion designer

Births86 years ago

1934 - John Surtees, English motorcycle racer and race car driver (d. 2017)

Births86 years ago

1934 - David Taylor, English veterinarian and television host (d. 2013)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Gene Vincent, American singer and guitarist (d. 1971)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Burt Reynolds, American actor and director (d. 2018)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Ian Gow, British Member of Parliament who was assassinated by the IRA (d. 1990)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Bill Lawry, Australian cricketer and sportscaster

Births83 years ago

1937 - Eddie Shack, Canadian ice hockey player

Births83 years ago

1937 - Phillip Walker, American singer and guitarist (d. 2010)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Bevan Congdon, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2018)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Gerry Goffin, American songwriter (d. 2014)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Mick Staton, American soldier and politician (d. 2014)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Sérgio Mendes, Brazilian pianist and composer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Otis Clay, American singer-songwriter (d. 2016)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Joselito, Spanish singer and actor

Births77 years ago

1943 - Serge Lama, French singer-songwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Alan Rubin, American trumpet player (d. 2011)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Stan Szelest, American keyboard player (d. 1991)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Mike Oxley, American lawyer and politician (d. 2016)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Joy Williams, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist

Births76 years ago

1945 - Burhan Ghalioun, Syrian academic and politician

Births75 years ago

1946 - Pierre Curzi, Canadian actor, screenwriter, and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ian Porterfield, Scottish-English footballer and manager (d. 2007)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Yukio Hatoyama, Japanese engineer and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Japan

Births73 years ago

1947 - Johnny Manahan, Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Derek Shulman, Scottish singer-songwriter and producer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Al Johnson, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Yoshihito, Prince Katsura of Japan (d. 2014)

Births72 years ago

1951 - Mike Leavitt, American politician, 14th Governor of Utah

Births69 years ago

1953 - Philip Anglim, American actor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Jeb Bush, American banker and politician, 43rd Governor of Florida

Births67 years ago

1953 - Tom Veryzer, American baseball player (d. 2014)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Vittorio Fusari, Italian chef (d. 2020)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Wesley Strick, American director and screenwriter

Births66 years ago

1955 - Warren Boland, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births65 years ago

1956 - Catherine Hickland, American actress

Births64 years ago

1956 - Didier Lockwood, French violinist (Magma) (d. 2018)

Births64 years ago

1956 - H.R., American punk rock singer-songwriter (Bad Brains)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Tina Ambani, Indian actress

Births63 years ago

1957 - Peter Klashorst, Dutch painter, sculptor, and photographer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mitchell Symons, English author and journalist

Births63 years ago

1958 - Pepu Hernández, Spanish professional basketball coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Deborah Meaden, English businesswoman

Births61 years ago

1959 - Roberto Moreno, Brazilian race car driver

Births61 years ago

1959 - Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi, Iranian educator and politician, Iranian Minister of Health

Births61 years ago

1960 - Momus, Scottish-Japanese author, journalist, and songwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Richard Mastracchio, American engineer and astronaut

Births60 years ago

1961 - Carey Lowell, American model and actress

Births59 years ago

1962 - Tammy Baldwin, American lawyer and politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Sheryl Crow, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

Births58 years ago

1962 - Bestia Salvaje, Mexican wrestler (d. 2008)

Births58 years ago

1963 - José Mari Bakero, Spanish footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1964 - Adrian Hasler, Liechtensteiner police officer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein

Births56 years ago

1964 - Sarah Palin, American journalist and politician, 9th Governor of Alaska

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ken Shamrock, American martial artist and wrestler

Births56 years ago

1965 - Vicki Wilson, Australian netball player and coach

Births55 years ago

1966 - Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, French comedian, actor, and activist

Births54 years ago

1967 - Hank Gathers, American basketball player (d. 1990)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Paul McLoone, Irish singer, former radio producer, radio presenter, and voice actor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Ty Treadway, American actor and talk show host

Births53 years ago

1968 - Mo Willems, American author and illustrator

Births52 years ago

1969 - Jennifer Aniston, American actress and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Andreas Hilfiker, Swiss footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - John Salako, Nigerian-English footballer, manager, and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1970 - Fredrik Thordendal, Swedish guitarist and songwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Damian Lewis, English actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Steve McManaman, English footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Bernd Meier, German footballer and coach (d. 2012)

Births48 years ago

1973 - Hernandez, American wrestler and promoter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Varg Vikernes, Norwegian guitarist and songwriter

Births47 years ago

1974 - D'Angelo, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Nick Barmby, English footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Isaiah Mustafa, American football player and actor

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jaroslav Špaček, Czech ice hockey player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Zain Verjee, Kenyan-Canadian journalist

Births46 years ago

1975 - Andy Lally, American race car driver

Births45 years ago

1975 - Callum Thorp, Australian cricketer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jacque Vaughn, American basketball player and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Tony Battie, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1976 - Peter Hayes, American singer and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1977 - Ioannis Okkas, Cypriot footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1977 - Mike Shinoda, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births43 years ago

1979 - Brandy Norwood, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births41 years ago

1981 - Kelly Rowland, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births39 years ago

1982 - Christian Maggio, Italian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Natalie Dormer, English actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ľubomíra Kalinová, Slovak biathlete

Births38 years ago

1982 - Neil Robertson, Australian snooker player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Rafael van der Vaart, Dutch footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Maarten Heisen, Dutch sprinter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Marco Marcato, Italian cyclist

Births36 years ago

1984 - Aubrey O'Day, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Maxime Talbot, Canadian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1985 - William Beckett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mike Richards, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Šárka Strachová, Czech skier

Births35 years ago

1986 - Abu Omar al-Shishani, Georgian commander (d. 2016)

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kees Luyckx, Dutch footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Luca Antonelli, Italian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - José Callejón, Spanish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Juanmi Callejón, Spanish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ebba Busch Thor, Swedish politician

Births33 years ago

1987 - Brian Matusz, American baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jan Smeekens, Dutch speed skater

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ellen van Dijk, Dutch cyclist

Births33 years ago

1988 - Vlad Moldoveanu, Romanian basketball player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Alexander Büttner, Dutch footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Javier Aquino, Mexican footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Hwang Chan-sung, South Korean singer, rapper, and actor

Births30 years ago

1990 - Q'orianka Kilcher, American actress

Births30 years ago

1991 - Georgia May Foote, English actress

Births29 years ago

1991 - Nikola Mirotic, Spanish basketball player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Lasse Norman Hansen, Danish track and road cyclist

Births28 years ago

1992 - Taylor Lautner, American actor, model and martial artist

Births28 years ago

1993 - Ben McLemore, American basketball player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Dansby Swanson, American baseball player

Births26 years ago

1996 - Jonathan Tah, German footballer

Births24 years ago

Deaths

AD 55 - Britannicus, Roman son of Claudius (b. 41)

Deaths

244 - Gordian III, Roman emperor (b. 225)

Deaths

641 - Heraclius, Byzantine emperor (b. 575)

Deaths

731 - Pope Gregory II (b. 669)

Deaths
Deaths
Deaths
Deaths893 years ago

1141 - Hugh of Saint Victor, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1096)

Deaths879 years ago

1160 - Minamoto no Yoshitomo, Japanese general (b. 1123)

Deaths860 years ago

1324 - Karl von Trier, Grand Master of the Teutonic Order

Deaths696 years ago
Deaths662 years ago

1503 - Elizabeth of York (b. 1466)

Deaths517 years ago

1626 - Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1552)

Deaths394 years ago

1650 - René Descartes, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1596)

Deaths370 years ago

1755 - Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist, playwright, and critic (b. 1675)

Deaths265 years ago

1763 - William Shenstone, English poet and gardener (b. 1714)

Deaths257 years ago

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

Deaths225 years ago

1829 - Alexander Griboyedov, Russian poet, playwright, and composer (b. 1795)

Deaths191 years ago

1862 - Elizabeth Siddal, English poet and model (b. 1829)

Deaths158 years ago

1868 - Léon Foucault, French physicist and academic (b. 1819)

Deaths152 years ago

1898 - Félix María Zuloaga, Mexican general and unconstitutional interim president (1858 and 1860-1862) (b. 1813)

Deaths122 years ago

1901 - Milan I of Serbia (b. 1855)

Deaths119 years ago

1917 - Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician and epidemiologist (b. 1872)

Deaths103 years ago

1918 - Alexey Kaledin, Russian general (b. 1861)

Deaths102 years ago

1923 - Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician and academic (b. 1847)

Deaths97 years ago

1931 - Charles Algernon Parsons, English-Irish engineer, invented the steam turbine (b. 1854)

Deaths89 years ago

1935 - Germanos Karavangelis, Greek-Austrian metropolitan (b. 1866)

Deaths85 years ago

1940 - John Buchan, Scottish-Canadian historian and politician, 15th Governor General of Canada (b. 1875)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Ellen Day Hale, American painter and author (b. 1855)

Deaths80 years ago

1942 - Jamnalal Bajaj, Indian businessman and philanthropist, founded Bajaj Group (b. 1884)

Deaths78 years ago

1942 - Ugo Pasquale Mifsud, Maltese politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1889)

Deaths78 years ago

1947 - Martin Klein, Estonian wrestler and coach (b. 1884)

Deaths73 years ago

1948 - Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1898)

Deaths72 years ago

1949 - Axel Munthe, Swedish doctor (b. 1857)

Deaths71 years ago

1958 - Ernest Jones, Welsh neurologist and psychoanalyst (b. 1879)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Marshall Teague, American race car driver (b. 1922)

Deaths61 years ago

1963 - John Olof Dahlgren, Swedish-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1872)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Sylvia Plath, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1932)

Deaths57 years ago

1967 - Trần Tử Bình, Vietnamese general and diplomat (b. 1907)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - A. J. Muste, Dutch-American minister and activist (b. 1885)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Howard Lindsay, American actor, director, producer, and playwright (b. 1888)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Deendayal Upadhyaya, Indian journalist, economist, and politician (b. 1916)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Kosaburo Eto, Japanese nationalist and social activist (b. 1946)

Deaths51 years ago

1973 - J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Richard Ratsimandrava, Malagasy colonel and politician, President of Madagascar (b. 1931)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Lee J. Cobb, American actor (b. 1911)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Alexander Lippisch, German pilot and engineer (b. 1894)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th President of India (b. 1905)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Louis Beel, Dutch academic and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1902)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - James Bryant Conant, American chemist, academic, and diplomat, 1st United States Ambassador to West Germany (b. 1893)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist, essayist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - R. C. Majumdar, Indian historian (b. 1888)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Eleanor Powell, American actress and dancer (b. 1912)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - Henry Hathaway, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1898)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - C. Suntharalingam, Sri Lankan academic, lawyer, and politician (b. 1895)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Frank Herbert, American journalist and author (b. 1920)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Evelio Javier, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1942)

Deaths34 years ago

1989 - George O'Hanlon, American actor and voice artist (b. 1912)

Deaths31 years ago

1993 - Kamal Amrohi, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1918)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Robert W. Holley, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Neil Bonnett, American race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1946)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Sorrell Booke, American lieutenant, actor, and director (b. 1930)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - William Conrad, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1920)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-Swiss philosopher and academic (b. 1924)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Nicole Germain, Canadian actress and journalist (b. 1917)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Kebby Musokotwane, Zambian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1946)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet and author (b. 1930)

Deaths24 years ago

2000 - Lord Kitchner, Trinidadian singer (b. 1922)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Roger Vadim, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player and coach (b. 1910)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Barry Foster, English actor (b. 1931)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Shirley Strickland, Australian runner and coach (b. 1925)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Jack L. Chalker, American author (b. 1944)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Peter Benchley, American author and screenwriter (b. 1940)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Ken Fletcher, Australian tennis player (b. 1940)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Jackie Pallo, English wrestler and actor (b. 1926)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Tom Lantos, American lawyer and politician (b. 1928)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Frank Piasecki, American engineer (b. 1919)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Estelle Bennett, American singer (b. 1941)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Willem Johan Kolff, Dutch-American physician and academic (b. 1911)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Heward Grafftey, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1928)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, founder of his eponymous brand (b. 1969)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Chuck Tanner, American baseball player and manager (b. 1928)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Siri Bjerke, Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of the Environment (b. 1958)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Aharon Davidi, Israeli general (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Whitney Houston, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (b. 1963)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Jim Boatwright, American basketball player and coach (b. 1952)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Rick Huxley, English bass player (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - D. Vinayachandran, Indian poet and educator (b. 1946)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Alice Babs, Swedish singer and actress (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Tito Canepa, Dominican-American painter (b. 1916)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Fernando González Pacheco, Spanish-Colombian journalist and actor (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Anne Cuneo, Swiss journalist and author (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Roger Hanin, Algeria-born French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Bob Simon, American journalist (b. 1941)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jerry Tarkanian, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler (b. 1971)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Zeng Xuelin, Thai-Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1929)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Fab Melo, Brazilian basketball player (b. 1990)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Jaap Rijks, Dutch Olympic medalist (b. 1919)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Vic Damone, American singer, songwriter and actor (b. 1928)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Asma Jahangir, Pakistani human-rights lawyer and social activist (b. 1952)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Jan Maxwell, American stage and television actress (b. 1956)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Qazi Wajid, Pakistani drama actor, writer and artist (b. 1930)

Deaths2 years ago

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Cædmon, first recorded Christian poet in England, circa 680 CE (Anglicanism)

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