Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

951 - Guo Wei, a court official, leads a military coup and declares himself emperor of the new Later Zhou.

Events

962 - Emperor Otto I and Pope John XII co-sign the Diploma Ottonianum, recognizing John as ruler of Rome.

Events

1322 - The central tower of Ely Cathedral falls on the night of 12th-13th.

Events698 years ago

1462 - The Treaty of Westminster is finalised between Edward IV of England and the Scottish Lord of the Isles.

Events558 years ago

1503 - Challenge of Barletta: Tournament between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.

Events517 years ago

1542 - Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.

Events478 years ago

1633 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.

Events387 years ago

1660 - With the accession of young Charles XI of Sweden, his regents begin negotiations to end the Second Northern War.

Events360 years ago

1689 - William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.

Events331 years ago

1692 - Massacre of Glencoe: Almost 80 Macdonalds at Glen Coe, Scotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.

Events328 years ago

1755 - Treaty of Giyanti signed by VOC, Pakubuwono III and Prince Mangkubumi. The treaty divides the Javanese kingdom of Mataram into 2: Sunanate of Surakarta and Sultanate of Yogyakarta.

Events265 years ago

1849 - The delegation headed by Metropolitan bishop Andrei Șaguna hands out to the Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria the General Petition of Romanian leaders in Transylvania, Banat and Bukovina, which demands that the Romanian nation be recognized.

Events171 years ago

1861 - Italian unification: The Siege of Gaeta ends with the capitulation of the defending fortress, effectively bringing an end of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

Events159 years ago

1867 - Work begins on the covering of the Senne, burying Brussels's primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.

Events153 years ago
Events140 years ago

1913 - The 13th Dalai Lama proclaims Tibetan independence following a period of domination by Manchu Qing dynasty and initiated a period of almost four decades of independence.

Events107 years ago

1914 - Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.

Events106 years ago

1920 - The Negro National League is formed.

Events100 years ago

1931 - The British Raj completes its transfer from Calcutta to New Delhi.

Events89 years ago
Events85 years ago

1945 - World War II: The siege of Budapest concludes with the unconditional surrender of German and Hungarian forces to the Red Army.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.

Events75 years ago

1951 - Korean War: Battle of Chipyong-ni, which represented the "high-water mark" of the Chinese incursion into South Korea, commences.

Events69 years ago

1954 - Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game.

Events66 years ago

1955 - Israel obtains four of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls.

Events65 years ago

1960 - With the success of a nuclear test codenamed "Gerboise Bleue", France becomes the fourth country to possess nuclear weapons.

Events60 years ago

1960 - Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.

Events60 years ago

1961 - An allegedly 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.

Events59 years ago

1967 - American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.

Events53 years ago

1975 - Fire at the World Trade Center in New York.

Events45 years ago

1978 - Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.

Events42 years ago

1979 - An intense windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.

Events41 years ago

1981 - A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.

Events39 years ago

1983 - A cinema fire in Turin, Italy, kills 64 people.

Events37 years ago

1984 - Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

Events36 years ago

1990 - German reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.

Events30 years ago

1991 - Gulf War: Two laser-guided "smart bombs" destroy the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.

Events29 years ago
Events24 years ago

2001 - An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter magnitude scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 944.

Events19 years ago

2004 - The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announces the discovery of the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093. Astronomers named this star "Lucy" after The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".

Events16 years ago

2007 - Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.

Events13 years ago

2008 - Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.

Events12 years ago

2010 - A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India, killing 17 and injuring 60 more.

Events10 years ago

2011 - For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, are able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.

Events9 years ago

2012 - The European Space Agency (ESA) conducted the first launch of the European Vega rocket from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Events8 years ago

2017 - Kim Jong-nam, brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, is assassinated at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Events3 years ago

Births

1440 - Hartmann Schedel, German physician (d. 1514)

Births580 years ago

1457 - Mary of Burgundy, Sovereign Duchess regnant of Burgundy, married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1482)

Births563 years ago

1469 - Elia Levita, Renaissance Hebrew grammarian (d. 1549)

Births551 years ago

1480 - Girolamo Aleandro, Italian cardinal (d. 1542)

Births540 years ago

1523 - Valentin Naboth, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1593)

Births497 years ago
Births481 years ago
Births451 years ago

1599 - Pope Alexander VII (d. 1667)

Births421 years ago
Births418 years ago

1672 - Étienne François Geoffroy, French physician and chemist (d. 1731)

Births348 years ago

1683 - Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian painter (d. 1754)

Births337 years ago

1719 - George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, English admiral and politician (d. 1792)

Births301 years ago

1721 - John Reid, Scottish general (d. 1807)

Births299 years ago

1728 - John Hunter, Scottish surgeon and anatomist (d. 1793)

Births292 years ago

1766 - Thomas Robert Malthus, English economist and scholar (d. 1834)

Births254 years ago

1768 - Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French general and politician, 15th Prime Minister of France (d. 1835)

Births252 years ago

1769 - Ivan Krylov, Russian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1844)

Births251 years ago

1805 - Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, German mathematician and academic (d. 1859)

Births215 years ago

1811 - François Achille Bazaine, French general (d. 1888)

Births209 years ago

1815 - Rufus Wilmot Griswold, American anthologist, editor, poet and critic (d. 1857)

Births205 years ago

1831 - John Aaron Rawlins, American general and politician, 29th United States Secretary of War (d. 1869)

Births189 years ago

1834 - Heinrich Caro, Sephardic Jewish Polish-German chemist and academic (d. 1910)

Births186 years ago

1835 - Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indian religious leader (d. 1908)

Births185 years ago

1849 - Lord Randolph Churchill, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1895)

Births171 years ago

1855 - Paul Deschanel, Belgian-French politician, 11th President of France (d. 1922)

Births165 years ago

1863 - Hugo Becker, German cellist and composer (d. 1941)

Births157 years ago

1867 - Harold Mahony, Scottish-Irish tennis player (d. 1905)

Births153 years ago

1870 - Leopold Godowsky, Polish-American pianist and composer (d. 1938)

Births150 years ago

1873 - Feodor Chaliapin, Russian opera singer (d. 1938)

Births147 years ago

1876 - Fritz Buelow, German-American baseball player and umpire (d. 1933)

Births144 years ago

1879 - Sarojini Naidu, Indian poet and activist (d. 1949)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Dimitrie Gusti, Romanian sociologist, ethnologist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1955)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Eleanor Farjeon, Jewish-English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1965)

Births139 years ago

1883 - Hal Chase, American baseball player and manager (d. 1947)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Russian-Armenian actor and director (d. 1922)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American pole vaulter and businessman, founded the A. C. Gilbert Company (d. 1961)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Bess Truman, American wife of Harry S. Truman, 35th First Lady of the United States (d. 1982)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Géza Csáth, Hungarian playwright and critic (d. 1919)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Georgios Papandreou, Greek lawyer, economist, and politician, 162nd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1968)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Leontine Sagan, Austrian actress and director (d. 1974)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Kate Roberts, Welsh author and activist (d. 1985)

Births129 years ago

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

Births129 years ago

1892 - Robert H. Jackson, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 57th United States Attorney General (d. 1954)

Births128 years ago

1898 - Hubert Ashton, English cricketer and politician (d. 1979)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Barbara von Annenkoff, Russian-born German film and stage actress (d. 1979)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Paul Lazarsfeld, Austrian-American sociologist and academic (d. 1976)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Harold Lasswell, American political scientist and theorist (d. 1978)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Georgy Beriev, Georgian-Russian engineer, founded the Beriev Aircraft Company (d. 1979)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Georges Simenon, Belgian-Swiss author (d. 1989)

Births117 years ago

1906 - Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher and author (d. 1994)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Katy de la Cruz, Filipino-American singer and actress (d. 2004)

Births113 years ago

1910 - William Shockley, English-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Indian-Pakistani poet and journalist (d. 1984)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Jean Muir, American actress and educator (d. 1996)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Harald Riipalu, Russian-Estonian commander (d. 1961)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Margaretta Scott, English actress (d. 2005)

Births108 years ago
Births107 years ago

1915 - Lyle Bettger, American actor (d. 2003)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Aung San, Burmese general and politician, 5th Premier of British Crown Colony of Burma (d. 1947)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Dorothy Bliss, American invertebrate zoologist (d. 1987)

Births104 years ago

1919 - Tennessee Ernie Ford, American singer and actor (d. 1991)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Eddie Robinson, American football player and coach (d. 2007)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter (d. 1987)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Eileen Farrell, American soprano and educator (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Jeanne Demessieux, French pianist and composer (d. 1968)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Aung Khin, Burmese painter (d. 1996)

Births99 years ago
Births98 years ago

1922 - Gordon Tullock, American economist and academic (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Michael Anthony Bilandic, American soldier, judge, and politician, 49th Mayor of Chicago (d. 2002)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Chuck Yeager, American general and pilot; first test pilot to break the sound barrier

Births97 years ago

1924 - Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist and politician (d. 2006)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, American nuclear physicist (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Gerald Regan, Canadian lawyer and politician, 19th Premier of Nova Scotia

Births92 years ago

1929 - Omar Torrijos, Panamanian commander and politician, Military Leader of Panama (d. 1981)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Ernst Fuchs, Austrian painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Israel Kirzner, English-American economist, author, and academic

Births90 years ago

1932 - Susan Oliver, American actress (d. 1990)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Paul Biya, Cameroon politician, 2nd President of Cameroon

Births87 years ago

1933 - Kim Novak, American actress

Births87 years ago

1933 - Emanuel Ungaro, French fashion designer

Births87 years ago

1934 - George Segal, American actor

Births86 years ago

1937 - Ali El-Maak, Sudanese author and academic (d. 1992)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Angelo Mosca, American-Canadian football player and wrestler

Births83 years ago

1938 - Oliver Reed, English actor (d. 1999)

Births82 years ago

1940 - Bram Peper, Dutch sociologist and politician, Mayor of Rotterdam

Births80 years ago

1941 - Sigmar Polke, German painter and photographer (d. 2010)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Bo Svenson, Swedish-American actor, director, and producer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Carol Lynley, American model and actress (d. 2019)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Peter Tork, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor (d. 2019)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Donald E. Williams, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2016)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Elaine Pagels, American theologian and academic

Births77 years ago

1944 - Stockard Channing, American actress

Births76 years ago

1944 - Jerry Springer, English-American television host, actor, and politician, 56th Mayor of Cincinnati

Births76 years ago

1945 - Marian Dawkins, English biologist and academic

Births75 years ago

1945 - King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Simon Schama, English historian and author

Births75 years ago

1945 - William Sleator, American author and composer (d. 2011)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Richard Blumenthal, American sergeant and politician, 23rd Attorney General of Connecticut

Births74 years ago

1946 - Janet Finch, English sociologist and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Colin Matthews, English composer and educator

Births74 years ago

1947 - Stephen Hadley, American soldier and diplomat, 21st United States National Security Advisor

Births73 years ago

1947 - Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball player and coach

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bogdan Tanjević, Montenegrin-Bosnian professional basketball coach

Births73 years ago

1947 - Kevin Bloody Wilson, Australian comedian, singer-songwriter, and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1949 - Peter Kern, Austrian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Vera Baird, English lawyer and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Peter Gabriel, English singer-songwriter and musician

Births70 years ago

1952 - Ed Gagliardi, American bass player (d. 2014)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Akio Sato, Japanese wrestler and manager

Births67 years ago

1954 - Donnie Moore, American baseball player (d. 1989)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Joe Birkett, American lawyer, judge, and politician

Births65 years ago

1956 - Peter Hook, English singer, songwriter, bass player, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer (Joy Division; New Order)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Denise Austin, American fitness trainer and author

Births63 years ago

1958 - Pernilla August, Swedish actress

Births62 years ago

1958 - Marc Emery, Canadian publisher and activist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jean-François Lisée, Canadian journalist and politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Derek Riggs, English painter and illustrator

Births62 years ago

1958 - Øivind Elgenes, Norwegian vocalist, guitarist and composer; front figure of Dance With A Stranger

Births62 years ago

1959 - Gaston Gingras, Canadian ice hockey player

Births61 years ago

1960 - Pierluigi Collina, Italian footballer and referee

Births60 years ago

1960 - John Healey, English journalist and politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Gary Patterson, American football player and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Artur Yusupov, Russian-German chess player and author

Births60 years ago

1961 - Marc Crawford, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - cEvin Key, Canadian singer-songwriter, drummer, keyboard player, and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Henry Rollins, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births59 years ago

1962 - Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, Puerto Rican lawyer and politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Baby Doll, American wrestler and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Michele Greene, American actress

Births58 years ago

1964 - Stephen Bowen, American engineer, captain, and astronaut

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ylva Johansson, Swedish educator and politician, Swedish Minister of Employment

Births56 years ago

1965 - Peter O'Neill, Papua New Guinean accountant and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

Births55 years ago

1966 - Neal McDonough, American actor and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jeff Waters, Canadian guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Freedom Williams, American rapper and singer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach

Births53 years ago

1968 - Kelly Hu, American actress

Births52 years ago

1969 - Joyce DiDonato, American soprano and actress

Births51 years ago

1970 - Karoline Krüger, Norwegian singer-songwriter and pianist

Births50 years ago

1971 - Sonia Evans, English singer-songwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mats Sundin, Swedish ice hockey player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Todd Williams, American baseball player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Charlie Garner, American football player

Births48 years ago

1974 - Fonzworth Bentley, American rapper and actor

Births46 years ago

1974 - Robbie Williams, English singer-songwriter

Births46 years ago

1975 - Ben Collins, English race car driver

Births45 years ago

1975 - Katie Hopkins, English media personality and columnist

Births45 years ago

1976 - Jörg Bergmeister, German race car driver

Births44 years ago

1976 - Shannon Nevin, Australian rugby league player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Randy Moss, American football player and coach

Births43 years ago

1978 - Niklas Bäckström, Finnish ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Philippe Jaroussky, French tenor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Anders Behring Breivik, Norwegian murderer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Rachel Reeves, English economist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Births41 years ago

1979 - Mena Suvari, American actress and fashion designer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Carlos Cotto, Puerto Rican-American wrestler and boxer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Luisão, Brazilian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Even Helte Hermansen, Norwegian guitarist and composer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Michael Turner, American football player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Mike Nickeas, Canadian baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Anna Watkins, English rower

Births37 years ago

1984 - Hinkelien Schreuder, Dutch swimmer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress

Births35 years ago

1986 - Luke Moore, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Eljero Elia, Dutch footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Ryan Goins, American baseball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Eddy Pettybourne, New Zealand-Samoan rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Rodrigo Possebon, Brazilian footballer

Births31 years ago

1991 - Eliaquim Mangala, French footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Junior Roqica, Australian-Fijian rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Vianney, French singer

Births29 years ago

1994 - Memphis Depay, Dutch footballer

Births26 years ago

Deaths

106 - Emperor He of Han (Han Hedi) of the Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty (b. AD 79)

Deaths

721 - Chilperic II, Frankish king (b. 672)

Deaths

858 - Kenneth MacAlpin, Scottish king (probable; b. 810)

Deaths

921 - Vratislaus I, duke of Bohemia

Deaths

936 - Xiao Wen, empress of the Liao Dynasty

Deaths

942 - Muhammad ibn Ra'iq, Abbasid emir and regent

Deaths

988 - Adalbert Atto, Lombard nobleman

Deaths

1021 - Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, Fatimid caliph (b. 985)

Deaths999 years ago

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

Deaths890 years ago

1141 - Béla II, king of Hungary and Croatia (b. 1110)

Deaths879 years ago

1199 - Stefan Nemanja, Serbian grand prince (b. 1113)

Deaths821 years ago

1219 - Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shōgun (b. 1192)

Deaths801 years ago

1332 - Andronikos II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1259)

Deaths688 years ago

1351 - Kō no Morofuyu, Japanese general

Deaths669 years ago

1539 - Isabella d'Este, Italian noblewoman (b. 1474)

Deaths481 years ago

1542 - Catherine Howard, English wife of Henry VIII of England (executed; b. 1521)

Deaths478 years ago

1571 - Benvenuto Cellini, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1500)

Deaths449 years ago

1585 - Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish priest and scholar (b. 1515)

Deaths435 years ago

1602 - Alexander Nowell, English clergyman and theologian (b. 1507)

Deaths418 years ago

1660 - Charles X Gustav, king of Sweden (b. 1622)

Deaths360 years ago

1662 - Elizabeth Stuart, queen of Bohemia (b. 1596)

Deaths358 years ago

1693 - Johann Caspar Kerll, German organist and composer (b. 1627)

Deaths327 years ago

1727 - William Wotton, English linguist and scholar (b. 1666)

Deaths293 years ago

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

Deaths292 years ago

1732 - Charles-René d'Hozier, French historian and author (b. 1640)

Deaths288 years ago

1741 - Johann Joseph Fux, Austrian composer and theorist (b. 1660)

Deaths279 years ago

1787 - Roger Joseph Boscovich, Croatian physicist, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1711)

Deaths233 years ago

1787 - Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French lawyer and politician, Foreign Minister of France (b. 1717)

Deaths233 years ago

1813 - Samuel Ashe, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1725)

Deaths207 years ago

1818 - George Rogers Clark, American general (b. 1752)

Deaths202 years ago

1826 - Peter Ludwig von der Pahlen, Russian general and politician, Governor-General of Baltic provinces (b. 1745)

Deaths194 years ago

1831 - Edward Berry, English admiral (b. 1768)

Deaths189 years ago

1837 - Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1809)

Deaths183 years ago

1845 - Henrik Steffens, Norwegian-German philosopher and poet (b. 1773)

Deaths175 years ago

1877 - Costache Caragiale, Romanian actor and manager (b. 1815)

Deaths143 years ago

1883 - Richard Wagner, German composer (b. 1813)

Deaths137 years ago

1888 - Jean-Baptiste Lamy, French-American archbishop (b. 1814)

Deaths132 years ago

1892 - Provo Wallis, Canadian-English admiral (b. 1791)

Deaths128 years ago

1893 - Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Mexican intellectual and journalist (b. 1834)

Deaths127 years ago

1905 - Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (b. 1844)

Deaths115 years ago

1906 - Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (b. 1866)

Deaths114 years ago

1934 - József Pusztai, Slovene-Hungarian poet and journalist (b. 1864)

Deaths86 years ago

1942 - Otakar Batlička, Czech journalist (b. 1895)

Deaths78 years ago

1942 - Epitácio Pessoa, Brazilian lawyer, judge, and politician, 11th President of Brazil (b. 1865)

Deaths78 years ago

1950 - Rafael Sabatini, Italian-English novelist and short story writer (b. 1875)

Deaths70 years ago

1951 - Lloyd C. Douglas, American minister and author (b. 1877)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - Josephine Tey, Scottish author and playwright (b. 1896)

Deaths68 years ago

1954 - Agnes Macphail, Canadian educator and politician (b. 1890)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish mathematician and philosopher (b. 1878)

Deaths64 years ago

1958 - Christabel Pankhurst, English activist, co-founded the Women's Social and Political Union (b. 1880)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - Georges Rouault, French painter and illustrator (b. 1871)

Deaths62 years ago

1964 - Paulino Alcántara, Filipino-Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1896)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist and academic (b. 1902)

Deaths56 years ago

1967 - Yoshisuke Aikawa, entrepreneur, businessman, and politician, founded Nissan Motor Company (b. 1880)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Abelardo L. Rodríguez, substitute president of Mexico (1932-1934) (b. 1889)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Mae Marsh, American actress (b. 1895)

Deaths52 years ago

1973 - Marinus Jan Granpré Molière, Dutch architect and educator (b. 1883)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - André Beaufre, French general (b. 1902)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian general and politician, 4th President of Nigeria (b. 1938)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Lily Pons, French-American soprano and actress (b. 1904)

Deaths44 years ago

1980 - David Janssen, American actor (b. 1931)

Deaths40 years ago

1984 - Cheong Eak Chong, Singaporean entrepreneur (b. 1888)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Yuri Ivask, Russian-American poet and critic (b. 1907)

Deaths34 years ago

1989 - Wayne Hays, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1911)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Arno Breker, German sculptor and illustrator (b. 1900)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Nikolay Bogolyubov, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and physicist (b. 1909)

Deaths28 years ago

1996 - Martin Balsam, American actor (b. 1919)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Robert Klark Graham, American eugenicist and businessman (b. 1906)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths23 years ago

2000 - Anders Aalborg, Canadian educator and politician (b. 1914)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - James Cooke Brown, American sociologist and author (b. 1921)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - John Leake, English soldier (b. 1950)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Waylon Jennings, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Kid Gavilán, Cuban-American boxer (b. 1926)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Walt Whitman Rostow, American economist; 7th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1916)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - François Tavenas, Canadian engineer and academic (b. 1942)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Chechen politician, 2nd President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (b. 1952)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Nelson Briles, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1943)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun (b. 1907)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - P. F. Strawson, English philosopher and author (b. 1919)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Elizabeth Jolley, English-Australian author and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Charlie Norwood, American captain and politician (b. 1941)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Richard Gordon Wakeford, English air marshal (b. 1922)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Kon Ichikawa, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1915)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Edward Upward, English author and educator (b. 1903)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Lucille Clifton, American poet and academic (b. 1936)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Dale Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Russell Arms, American actor and singer (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Louise Cochrane, American-English screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Daniel C. Gerould, American playwright and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Gerry Day, American journalist and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Miles J. Jones, American pathologist and physician (b. 1952)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Pieter Kooijmans, Dutch judge and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for The Netherlands (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Andrée Malebranche, Haitian artist (b. 1916)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Yuko Tojo, Japanese activist and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Balu Mahendra, Sri Lankan-Indian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Richard Møller Nielsen, Danish footballer and manager (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ralph Waite, American actor and activist (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Faith Bandler, Australian activist and author (b. 1918)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Stan Chambers, American journalist and actor (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - O. N. V. Kurup, Indian poet and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths4 years ago
Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Ricardo Arias Calderón, Panamanian politician, Vice President (1990–1992) (b. 1933)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Aileen Hernandez, American union organizer and activist (b. 1926)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Seijun Suzuki, Japanese filmmaker (b. 1923)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Kim Jong-nam, North Korean politician (b. 1971)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - E-Dubble, American rapper (b. 1982)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, French-born Danish royal (b. 1934)

Deaths2 years ago

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