Holidays and observances

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


1429 - English forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orléans in the Battle of the Herrings.

Events591 years ago

1502 - Isabella I issues an edict outlawing Islam in the Crown of Castile, forcing virtually all her Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity.

Events518 years ago

1541 - Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.

Events479 years ago

1593 - Japanese invasion of Korea: Approximately 3,000 Joseon defenders led by general Kwon Yul successfully repel more than 30,000 Japanese forces in the Siege of Haengju.

Events427 years ago

1689 - The Convention Parliament declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, constitutes an abdication.

Events331 years ago

1733 - Georgia Day: Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, by settling at Savannah.

Events287 years ago

1771 - Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.

Events249 years ago

1817 - An Argentine/Chilean patriotic army, after crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops at the Battle of Chacabuco.

Events203 years ago
Events202 years ago

1825 - The Creek cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.

Events195 years ago
Events188 years ago

1855 - Michigan State University is established.

Events165 years ago

1894 - Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into the Cafe Terminus in Paris, killing one person and wounding 20.

Events126 years ago
Events111 years ago

1909 - New Zealand's worst maritime disaster of the 20th century happens when the SS Penguin, an inter-island ferry, sinks and explodes at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.

Events111 years ago
Events108 years ago

1915 - In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.

Events105 years ago

1921 - Bolsheviks launch a revolt in Georgia as a preliminary to the Red Army invasion of Georgia.

Events99 years ago

1924 - George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue received its premiere in a concert titled "An Experiment in Modern Music", in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Paul Whiteman and his band, with Gershwin playing the piano.

Events96 years ago

1935 - USS Macon, one of the two largest helium-filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.

Events85 years ago

1946 - World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.

Events74 years ago

1946 - African American United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the civil rights movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil.

Events74 years ago

1947 - The largest observed iron meteorite until that time creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.

Events73 years ago

1947 - Christian Dior unveils a "New Look", helping Paris regain its position as the capital of the fashion world.

Events73 years ago

1961 - The Soviet Union launches Venera 1 towards Venus.

Events59 years ago

1963 - Construction begins on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

Events57 years ago

1965 - Malcolm X visits Smethwick following the racial charged 1964 general election.

Events55 years ago

1974 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.

Events46 years ago

1983 - One hundred women protest in Lahore, Pakistan against military dictator Zia-ul-Haq's proposed Law of Evidence. The women were tear-gassed, baton-charged and thrown into lock-up. The women were successful in repealing the law.

Events37 years ago

1988 - Cold War: The 1988 Black Sea bumping incident: The U.S. missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG-48) is intentionally rammed by the Soviet frigate Bezzavetnyy in the Soviet territorial waters, while Yorktown claims innocent passage.

Events32 years ago

1990 - Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.

Events30 years ago

1992 - The current Constitution of Mongolia comes into effect.

Events28 years ago

1993 - Two-year-old James Bulger is abducted from New Strand Shopping Centre by two ten-year-old boys, who later torture and murder him.

Events27 years ago

1994 - Four thieves break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream.

Events26 years ago

1999 - United States President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.

Events21 years ago

2001 - NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touches down in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.

Events19 years ago

2002 - The trial of Slobodan Milošević, the former President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, begins at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. He dies four years later before its conclusion.

Events18 years ago

2002 - An Iran Airtour Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.

Events18 years ago

2004 - The city of San Francisco begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Events16 years ago

2009 - Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground.

Events11 years ago

2016 - Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill sign an Ecumenical Declaration in the first such meeting between leaders of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches since their split in 1054.

Events4 years ago

2019 - The country known as the Republic of Macedonia renames itself the Republic of North Macedonia in accordance with the Prespa agreement, settling a long-standing naming dispute with Greece.

Events1 years ago


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


528 - Daughter of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei, nominal empress regnant of Northern Wei


661 - Princess Ōku of Japan (d. 702)


1074 - Conrad II of Italy (d. 1101)

Births946 years ago

1218 - Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shōgun (d. 1256)

Births802 years ago
Births698 years ago

1443 - Giovanni II Bentivoglio, Italian noble (d. 1508)

Births577 years ago

1480 - Frederick II of Legnica, Duke of Legnica (d. 1547)

Births540 years ago

1540 - Won Gyun, Korean general and admiral (d. 1597)

Births480 years ago

1567 - Thomas Campion, English composer, poet, and physician (d. 1620)

Births453 years ago

1584 - Caspar Barlaeus, Dutch historian, poet, and theologian (d. 1648)

Births436 years ago

1602 - Michelangelo Cerquozzi, Italian painter (d. 1660)

Births418 years ago

1606 - John Winthrop the Younger, English-American lawyer and politician, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)

Births414 years ago

1608 - Daniello Bartoli, Italian Jesuit priest (d. 1685)

Births412 years ago

1637 - Jan Swammerdam, Dutch biologist and zoologist (d. 1680)

Births383 years ago

1663 - Cotton Mather, English-American minister and author (d. 1728)

Births357 years ago

1665 - Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician (d. 1721)

Births355 years ago

1704 - Charles Pinot Duclos, French author (d. 1772)

Births316 years ago

1706 - Johann Joseph Christian, German Baroque sculptor and woodcarver (d. 1777)

Births314 years ago

1728 - Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)

Births292 years ago

1753 - François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)

Births267 years ago

1761 - Jan Ladislav Dussek, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1812)

Births259 years ago
Births252 years ago

1775 - Louisa Adams, English-American wife of John Quincy Adams, 6th First Lady of the United States (d. 1852)

Births245 years ago

1777 - Bernard Courtois, French chemist and academic (d. 1838)

Births243 years ago

1777 - Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, German author and poet (d. 1843)

Births243 years ago

1785 - Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist and chemist (d. 1838)

Births235 years ago

1787 - Norbert Provencher, Canadian bishop and missionary (d. 1853)

Births233 years ago

1788 - Carl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (d. 1869)

Births232 years ago

1791 - Peter Cooper, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Cooper Union (d. 1883)

Births229 years ago

1794 - Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player and composer (d. 1867)

Births226 years ago

1794 - Valentín Canalizo, Mexican general and politician. 14th President (1843-1844) (d. 1850)

Births226 years ago

1804 - Heinrich Lenz, German-Italian physicist and academic (d. 1865)

Births216 years ago

1809 - Charles Darwin, English geologist and theorist (d. 1882)

Births211 years ago

1809 - Abraham Lincoln, American lawyer and politician, 16th President of the United States (d. 1865)

Births211 years ago

1819 - William Wetmore Story, American sculptor, architect, poet and editor

Births201 years ago

1824 - Dayananda Saraswati, Indian monk and philosopher, founded Arya Samaj (d. 1883)

Births196 years ago

1828 - George Meredith, English novelist and poet (d. 1909)

Births192 years ago

1837 - Thomas Moran, British-American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School (d. 1926)

Births183 years ago

1857 - Eugène Atget, French photographer (d. 1927)

Births163 years ago

1857 - Bobby Peel, English cricketer and coach (d. 1943)

Births163 years ago

1861 - Lou Andreas-Salomé, Russian-German psychoanalyst and author (d. 1937)

Births159 years ago

1866 - Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (d. 1938)

Births154 years ago

1869 - Kiến Phúc, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1884)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Marie Lloyd, English actress and singer (d. 1922)

Births150 years ago

1876 - 13th Dalai Lama (d. 1933)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Louis Renault, French engineer and businessman, co-founded Renault (d. 1944)

Births143 years ago

1880 - George Preca, Maltese priest and saint (d. 1962)

Births140 years ago

1880 - John L. Lewis, American miner and union leader (d. 1969)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Anna Pavlova, Russian-English ballerina and actress (d. 1931)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Walter Nash, English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1968)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Max Beckmann, German painter and sculptor (d. 1950)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Johan Laidoner, Estonian-Russian general (d. 1953)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Alice Roosevelt Longworth, American author (d. 1980)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Marie Vassilieff, Russian-French painter (d. 1957)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Julius Streicher, German publisher, founded Der Stürmer (d. 1946)

Births135 years ago

1889 - Bhante Dharmawara, Cambodian monk, lawyer, and judge (d. 1999)

Births131 years ago

1893 - Omar Bradley, American general (d. 1981)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Kristian Djurhuus, Faroese lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1984)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Charles Groves Wright Anderson, South African-Australian colonel and politician (d. 1988)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Lincoln LaPaz, American astronomer and academic (d. 1985)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Wallace Ford, English-American actor and singer (d. 1966)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Roger J. Traynor, American lawyer and jurist, 23rd Chief Justice of California (d. 1983)

Births120 years ago

1902 - William Collier, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1987)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Chick Hafey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1973)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Ted Mack, American radio and television host (d. 1976)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Joseph Kearns, American actor (d. 1962)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Jean Effel, French painter, caricaturist, illustrator and journalist (d. 1982)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Jacques Herbrand, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1931)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Zoran Mušič, Slovene painter and illustrator (d. 2005)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Sigmund Rascher, German physician (d. 1945)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Charles Mathiesen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1994)

Births109 years ago

1912 - R. F. Delderfield, English author and playwright (d. 1972)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Tex Beneke, American singer, saxophonist, and bandleader (d. 2000)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Johanna von Caemmerer, German mathematician (d. 1971)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Andrew Goodpaster, American general (d. 2005)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Lorne Greene, Canadian-American actor (d. 1987)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Olivia Hooker, African-American sailor (d. 2018)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Joseph Alioto, American lawyer and politician, 36th Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Dom DiMaggio, American baseball player (d. 2009)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Norman Farberow, American psychologist and academic (d. 2015)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Julian Schwinger, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Forrest Tucker, American actor (d. 1986)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Raymond Mhlaba, South African anti-apartheid and ANC activist (d. 2005)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Hussein Onn, Malaysian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1990)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Franco Zeffirelli, Italian director, producer, and politician (d. 2019)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Joan Mitchell, American-French painter (d. 1992)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Rolf Brem, Swiss sculptor and illustrator (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Joe Garagiola, Sr., American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2016)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Charles Van Doren, American academic (d. 2019)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Vincent Montana, Jr., American drummer and composer (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1930 - John Doyle, Irish hurler and politician (d. 2010)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Arlen Specter, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Janwillem van de Wetering, Dutch-American author and translator (d. 2008)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Axel Jensen, Norwegian author and poet (d. 2003)

Births88 years ago

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

Births88 years ago

1933 - Costa-Gavras, Greek-French director and producer

Births87 years ago

1933 - Brian Carlson, Australian rugby league player (d. 1987)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Annette Crosbie, Scottish actress

Births86 years ago

1934 - Anne Osborn Krueger, American economist and academic

Births86 years ago

1934 - Bill Russell, American basketball player and coach

Births86 years ago

1935 - Gene McDaniels, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2011)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Alan Ebringer, Australian immunologist, professor at King's College in the University of London

Births84 years ago

1938 - Judy Blume, Jewish-American author and educator

Births82 years ago

1939 - Leon Kass, American physician, scientist, and educator

Births81 years ago

1939 - Ray Manzarek, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1941 - Dominguinhos, Brazilian singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 2013)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Naomi Uemura, Japanese mountaineer and explorer (d. 1984)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Ehud Barak, Israeli general and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Israel

Births78 years ago

1942 - Pat Dobson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2006)

Births78 years ago

1945 - Maud Adams, Swedish model and actress

Births75 years ago

1945 - David D. Friedman, American economist, physicist, and scholar

Births75 years ago
Births74 years ago

1946 - Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer-songwriter and actress

Births74 years ago

1948 - Ray Kurzweil, American computer scientist and engineer

Births72 years ago
Births72 years ago

1950 - Angelo Branduardi, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Steve Hackett, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Michael Ironside, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

Births70 years ago

1952 - Simon MacCorkindale, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Michael McDonald, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births68 years ago

1953 - Joanna Kerns, American actress and director

Births67 years ago

1954 - Joseph Jordania, Georgian-Australian musicologist and academic

Births66 years ago

1954 - Tzimis Panousis, Greek comedian, singer, and author (d. 2018)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Phil Zimmermann, American cryptographer and programmer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Bill Laswell, American bass player and producer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Chet Lemon, American baseball player and coach

Births65 years ago

1956 - Joe Dever, English fantasy author (d. 2016)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Arsenio Hall, American actor and talk show host

Births64 years ago

1956 - Ad Melkert, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment

Births64 years ago

1956 - Brian Robertson, Scottish rock guitarist and songwriter

Births64 years ago

1958 - Outback Jack, Australian-American wrestler

Births62 years ago

1961 - Jim Harris, Canadian environmentalist and politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Michel Martelly, Haitian singer and politician, 56th President of Haiti

Births59 years ago

1961 - Di Farmer, Queensland Member of Parliament

Births59 years ago

1964 - Omar Hakim, American drummer, producer, arranger, and composer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Rubén Amaro, Jr., American baseball player and manager

Births55 years ago

1965 - Christine Elise, American actress and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - David Westlake, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births55 years ago

1966 - Paul Crook, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births54 years ago

1968 - Josh Brolin, American actor

Births52 years ago

1968 - Chynna Phillips, American singer and actress

Births52 years ago

1969 - Darren Aronofsky, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Alemayehu Atomsa, Ethiopian educator and politician (d. 2014)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Steve Backley, English javelin thrower

Births51 years ago

1969 - Anneli Drecker, Norwegian singer and actress

Births51 years ago

1969 - Hong Myung-bo, South Korean footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1970 - Jim Creeggan, Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Bryan Roy, Dutch footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Judd Winick, American author and illustrator

Births50 years ago

1971 - Scott Menville, American voice actor, singer, actor and musician

Births49 years ago

1973 - Gianni Romme, Dutch speed skater

Births47 years ago

1973 - Tara Strong, Canadian voice actress and singer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Naseem Hamed, English boxer

Births46 years ago

1976 - Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Jimmy Conrad, American soccer player and manager

Births43 years ago

1978 - Paul Anderson, English actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Brett Hodgson, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births42 years ago

1979 - Antonio Chatman, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jesse Spencer, Australian actor and violinist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Sarah Lancaster, American actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Christina Ricci, American actress and producer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Gucci Mane, American rapper

Births40 years ago

1981 - Wade McKinnon, Australian rugby league player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jonas Hiller, Swiss ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper

Births38 years ago

1982 - Anthony Tuitavake, New Zealand rugby player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Carlton Brewster, American football player and coach

Births37 years ago

1984 - Brad Keselowski, American race car driver

Births36 years ago

1984 - Andrei Sidorenkov, Estonian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Peter Vanderkaay, American swimmer

Births36 years ago

1988 - DeMarco Murray, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Nicolás Otamendi, Argentine footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Mike Posner, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births32 years ago

1990 - Robert Griffin III, American football player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Patrick Herrmann, German footballer

Births29 years ago

2000 - Kim Ji-min, South Korean actress

Births20 years ago


821 - Benedict of Aniane, French monk and saint (b. 747)


890 - Henjō, Japanese priest and poet (b. 816)


981 - Ælfstan, bishop of Ramsbury


901 - Antony II, patriarch of Constantinople


914 - Li, empress of Yan


941 - Wulfhelm, Archbishop of Canterbury

Deaths773 years ago

1266 - Amadeus of the Amidei, Italian saint

Deaths754 years ago
Deaths503 years ago

1538 - Albrecht Altdorfer, German painter, engraver, and architect (b. 1480)

Deaths482 years ago

1554 - Lord Guildford Dudley, English son of Jane Dudley, Duchess of Northumberland (b. 1536; executed)

Deaths466 years ago

1554 - Lady Jane Grey, de facto monarch of England and Ireland for nine days (b. 1537; executed)

Deaths466 years ago

1571 - Nicholas Throckmorton, English politician and diplomat (b. 1515)

Deaths449 years ago

1590 - François Hotman, French lawyer and author (b. 1524)

Deaths430 years ago

1600 - Edward Denny, Knight Banneret of Bishop's Stortford, English soldier, privateer and adventurer (b. 1547)

Deaths420 years ago

1612 - Jodocus Hondius, Flemish cartographer (b. 1563)

Deaths408 years ago

1624 - George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist, founded George Heriot's School (b. 1563)

Deaths396 years ago

1713 - Jahandar Shah, Mughal emperor (b. 1664)

Deaths307 years ago

1728 - Agostino Steffani, Italian priest and composer (b. 1653)

Deaths292 years ago

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

Deaths257 years ago
Deaths249 years ago

1789 - Ethan Allen, American farmer, general, and politician (b. 1738)

Deaths231 years ago

1799 - Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist and physiologist (b. 1729)

Deaths221 years ago

1804 - Immanuel Kant, German anthropologist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1724)

Deaths216 years ago

1834 - Friedrich Schleiermacher, German philosopher and scholar (b. 1768)

Deaths186 years ago

1886 - Randolph Caldecott, English-American painter and illustrator (b. 1846)

Deaths134 years ago

1894 - Hans von Bülow, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1830)

Deaths126 years ago

1896 - Ambroise Thomas, French composer and academic (b. 1811)

Deaths124 years ago

1912 - Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Norwegian physician (b. 1841)

Deaths108 years ago

1915 - Émile Waldteufel, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1837)

Deaths105 years ago

1916 - Richard Dedekind, German mathematician, philosopher, and academic (b. 1831)

Deaths104 years ago

1929 - Lillie Langtry, English singer and actress (b. 1853)

Deaths91 years ago

1931 - Samad bey Mehmandarov, Azerbaijani-Russian general and politician, 3rd Azerbaijani Minister of Defense (b. 1855)

Deaths89 years ago

1935 - Auguste Escoffier, French chef and author (b. 1846)

Deaths85 years ago

1942 - Eugene Esmonde, Irish-English lieutenant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1909)

Deaths78 years ago

1942 - Avraham Stern, Polish-Israeli militant leader (b. 1907)

Deaths78 years ago

1942 - Grant Wood, American painter and academic (b. 1891)

Deaths78 years ago

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

Deaths73 years ago

1949 - Hassan al-Banna, Egyptian educator, founded the Muslim Brotherhood (b. 1906)

Deaths71 years ago

1954 - Dziga Vertov, Polish-Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1896)

Deaths66 years ago

1958 - Douglas Hartree, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1897)

Deaths62 years ago

1960 - Oskar Anderson, Bulgarian-German mathematician and academic (b. 1887)

Deaths60 years ago

1970 - Clare Turlay Newberry, American author and illustrator (b. 1903)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - James Cash Penney, American businessman and philanthropist, founded J. C. Penney (b. 1875)

Deaths49 years ago

1975 - Carl Lutz, Swiss vice-consul to Hungary during WWII, credited with saving over 62,000 Jews (b. 1895)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Sal Mineo, American actor (b. 1939)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher and scholar (b. 1894)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Jean Renoir, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Muriel Rukeyser, American poet and activist (b. 1913)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Victor Jory, Canadian-American actor (b. 1902)

Deaths38 years ago

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

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Anna Anderson, Polish-American woman, who claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (b. 1896)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Julio Cortázar, Belgian-Argentinian author and poet (b. 1914)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Nicholas Colasanto, American actor and director (b. 1924)

Deaths35 years ago

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

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Roger Patterson, American bass player (b. 1968)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (b. 1907)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Donald Judd, American painter and sculptor (b. 1928)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass player (b. 1952)

Deaths25 years ago

1998 - Gardner Ackley, American economist and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (b. 1915)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Tom Landry, American football player and coach (b. 1924)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, created Peanuts (b. 1922)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Kristina Söderbaum, Swedish-German actress and producer (b. 1912)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - John Eriksen, Danish footballer (b. 1957)

Deaths18 years ago

2005 - Dorothy Stang, American-Brazilian nun and missionary (b. 1931)

Deaths15 years ago

2007Ann Barzel, American writer and dance critic (b. 1905)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Peggy Gilbert, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - David Groh, American actor (b. 1939)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - victims of Colgan Air Flight 3407:Alison Des Forges, American historian and activist (b. 1942)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - victims of Colgan Air Flight 3407:Beverly Eckert, American activist (b. 1951)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - victims of Colgan Air Flight 3407:Mat Mathews, Dutch accordion player (b. 1924)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - victims of Colgan Air Flight 3407:Coleman Mellett, American guitarist (b. 1974)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - victims of Colgan Air Flight 3407:Gerry Niewood, American saxophonist (b. 1943)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (b. 1988)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Peter Alexander, Austrian singer and actor (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Betty Garrett, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1919)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Kenneth Mars, American actor and comedian (b. 1935)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Zina Bethune, American actress, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1945)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Denis Flannery, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - David Kelly, Irish actor (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Severin, American illustrator (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1941)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Reginald Turnill, English journalist and author (b. 1915)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Hennadiy Udovenko, Ukrainian politician and diplomat, 2nd Minister of Foreign Affairs for Ukraine (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Sid Caesar, American actor and comedian (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John Pickstone, English historian and author (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Movita Castaneda, American actress and singer (b. 1916)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, Malaysian cleric and politician, 12th Menteri Besar of Kelantan (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Gary Owens, American radio host and voice actor (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Steve Strange, Welsh singer (b. 1959)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Dominique D'Onofrio, Italian-Belgian footballer and coach (b. 1953)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Yannis Kalaitzis, Greek cartoonist (b. 1945)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Yan Su, Chinese general and composer (b. 1930)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Al Jarreau, American singer (b. 1940)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Anna Marguerite McCann, first female American underwater archaeologist (b. 1933)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Ren Xinmin, Chinese rocket scientist (b. 1915)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - Gordon Banks, English footballer (b. 1937)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Lyndon LaRouche, American political activist (b. 1922)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Pedro Morales, Puerto Rican professional wrestler and commentator (b. 1942)

Deaths1 years ago

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