Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Family Day can fall, while February 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday in February. (parts of Canada)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Washington's Birthday can fall, while February 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday in February. (United States)

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Parinirvana Day, also celebrated on February 8. (Mahayana Buddhism)

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Holidays and observances

Susan B. Anthony Day (Florida, United States)

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The ENIAC Day (Philadelphia, United States)

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Holidays and observances


590 - Khosrau II is crowned king of Persia.


706 - Byzantine emperor Justinian II has his predecessors Leontios and Tiberios III publicly executed in the Hippodrome of Constantinople.


1002 - At an assembly at Pavia of Lombard nobles, Arduin of Ivrea is restored to his domains and crowned King of Italy.

Events1018 years ago
Events907 years ago

1214 - During the Anglo-French War (1213–1214), an English invasion force led by John, King of England, lands at La Rochelle in France.

Events806 years ago

1493 - While on board the Niña, Christopher Columbus writes an open letter (widely distributed upon his return to Portugal) describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New World.

Events527 years ago
Events383 years ago

1690 - Constantin Cantemir, Prince of Moldavia, and the Holy Roman Empire sign a secret treaty in Sibiu, stipulating that Moldavia would support the actions led by the House of Habsburg against the Ottoman Empire.

Events330 years ago

1764 - The city of St. Louis is established in Spanish Louisiana (now in Missouri, USA).

Events256 years ago

1798 - The Roman Republic is proclaimed after Louis-Alexandre Berthier, a general of Napoleon, had invaded the city of Rome five days earlier.

Events222 years ago

1835 - The first constitutional law in modern Serbia is adopted.

Events185 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: Confederates commanded by Brig. Gen. John B. Floyd attack General Ulysses S. Grant's Union forces Fort Donelson, Tennessee. Unable to break the fort's encirclement, Lloyd surrenders the following day.

Events158 years ago

1870 - Stevens Institute of Technology is founded in New Jersey, USA and offers the first Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Events150 years ago

1879 - Women's rights: US President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Events141 years ago

1891 - Allmänna Idrottsklubben (AIK) (Swedish Sports Club) is founded.

Events129 years ago

1898 - The battleship USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing 274. This event leads the United States to declare war on Spain.

Events122 years ago

1901 - The association football club Alianza Lima is founded in Lima, Peru, under the name Sport Alianza.

Events119 years ago

1909 - The Flores Theater fire in Acapulco, Mexico kills 250.

Events111 years ago

1921 - Kingdom of Romania establishes its legation in Helsinki.

Events99 years ago

1923 - Greece becomes the last European country to adopt the Gregorian calendar.

Events97 years ago

1925 - The 1925 serum run to Nome: The second delivery of serum arrives in Nome, Alaska.

Events95 years ago

1933 - In Miami, Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate US President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shoots Chicago mayor Anton J. Cermak, who dies of his wounds on March 6, 1933.

Events87 years ago

1942 - World War II: Fall of Singapore. Following an assault by Japanese forces, the British General Arthur Percival surrenders. About 80,000 Indian, United Kingdom and Australian soldiers become prisoners of war, the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history.

Events78 years ago

1944 - World War II: The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy begins.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Narva Offensive begins.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: Third day of bombing in Dresden.

Events75 years ago

1946 - ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Events74 years ago

1949 - Gerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux begin excavations at Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves, where they will eventually discover the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls.

Events71 years ago

1952 - King George VI of the United Kingdom is buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Events68 years ago

1954 - Canada and the United States agree to construct the Distant Early Warning Line, a system of radar stations in the far northern Arctic regions of Canada and Alaska.

Events66 years ago

1961 - Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team along with several of their coaches and family members.

Events59 years ago

1965 - A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.

Events55 years ago

1971 - The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.

Events49 years ago
Events48 years ago

1972 - José María Velasco Ibarra, serving as President of Ecuador for the fifth time, is overthrown by the military for the fourth time.

Events48 years ago

1982 - The drilling rig Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 workers.

Events38 years ago

1989 - Soviet–Afghan War: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.

Events31 years ago

1991 - The Visegrád Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.

Events29 years ago

1992 - Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is sentenced in Milwaukee to life in prison.

Events28 years ago

1992 - Air Transport International Flight 805 crashes near Toledo Express Airport in Ohio, killing all four people on board.

Events28 years ago

1996 - At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing many people.

Events24 years ago

2001 - The first draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.

Events19 years ago

2003 - Protests against the Iraq war take place in over 600 cities worldwide. It is estimated that between eight million to 30 million people participate, making this the largest peace demonstration in history.

Events17 years ago

2010 - Two trains collide in the Halle train collision in Halle, Belgium, killing 19 and injuring 171 people.

Events10 years ago

2012 - Three hundred sixty people die in a fire at a Honduran prison in the city of Comayagua.

Events8 years ago

2013 - A meteor explodes over Russia, injuring 1,500 people as a shock wave blows out windows and rocks buildings. This happens unexpectedly only hours before the expected closest ever approach of the larger and unrelated asteroid 2012 DA14.

Events7 years ago


Births643 years ago

1458 - Ivan the Young, son of Ivan III of Russia (d. 1490)

Births562 years ago

1471 - Piero the Unfortunate, Italian ruler (d. 1503)

Births549 years ago

1506 - Juliana of Stolberg, German countess (d. 1580)

Births514 years ago

1519 - Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, first Spanish Governor of Florida (d. 1574)

Births501 years ago

1557 - Alfonso Fontanelli, Italian composer (d. 1622)

Births463 years ago

1564 - Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer, physicist, and mathematician (d. 1642)

Births456 years ago

1571 - Michael Praetorius, German organist and composer (probable; d. 1621)

Births449 years ago

1612 - Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve, French soldier, founded Montreal (d. 1676)

Births408 years ago

1627 - Charles Morton, Cornish nonconformist minister (d. 1698)

Births393 years ago

1638 - Zeb-un-Nissa, Mughal princess and poet (d. 1702)

Births382 years ago

1705 - Charles-André van Loo, French painter (d. 1765)

Births315 years ago

1710 - Louis XV of France (d. 1774)

Births310 years ago

1725 - Abraham Clark, American surveyor, lawyer, and politician (d. 1794)

Births295 years ago

1734 - William Stacy, American colonel (d. 1802)

Births286 years ago

1739 - Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect, designed the Paris Bourse (d. 1813)

Births281 years ago

1748 - Jeremy Bentham, English jurist and philosopher (d. 1832)

Births272 years ago

1759 - Friedrich August Wolf, German philologist and critic (d. 1824)

Births261 years ago

1760 - Jean-François Le Sueur, French composer and educator (d. 1837)

Births260 years ago

1797 - Henry E. Steinway, German-American businessman, founded Steinway & Sons (d. 1871)

Births223 years ago

1809 - André Dumont, Belgian geologist and academic (d. 1857)

Births211 years ago

1809 - Cyrus McCormick, American journalist and businessman, co-founded International Harvester (d. 1884)

Births211 years ago

1810 - Mary S. B. Shindler, American poet, writer, and editor (d. 1883)

Births210 years ago

1811 - Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Argentinian journalist and politician, 7th President of Argentina (d. 1888)

Births209 years ago

1812 - Charles Lewis Tiffany, American businessman, founded Tiffany & Co. (d. 1902)

Births208 years ago

1820 - Susan B. Anthony, American suffragist and activist (d. 1906)

Births200 years ago

1825 - Carter Harrison, Sr., American lawyer and politician, 29th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1893)

Births195 years ago

1834 - V. A. Urechia, Moldavian-Romanian historian, author, and playwright (d. 1901)

Births186 years ago

1835 - Demetrius Vikelas, Greek businessman and philanthropist (d. 1908)

Births185 years ago

1840 - Titu Maiorescu, Romanian philosopher, academic, and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1917)

Births180 years ago

1841 - Manuel Ferraz de Campos Sales, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 4th President of Brazil (d. 1913)

Births179 years ago

1845 - Elihu Root, American lawyer and politician, 38th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)

Births175 years ago

1847 - Robert Fuchs, Austrian composer and educator (d. 1927)

Births173 years ago

1849 - Rickman Godlee, English surgeon and academic (d. 1925)

Births171 years ago

1850 - Sophie Bryant, Irish mathematician, academic and activist (d. 1922)

Births170 years ago

1851 - Spiru Haret, Romanian mathematician, astronomer, and politician, 55th Romanian Minister of Internal Affairs (d. 1912)

Births169 years ago

1856 - Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist and academic (d. 1926)

Births164 years ago

1861 - Martin Burns, American wrestler and coach (d. 1937)

Births159 years ago

1861 - Charles Édouard Guillaume, Swiss-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1938)

Births159 years ago

1861 - Alfred North Whitehead, English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1947)

Births159 years ago

1873 - Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-Swiss biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Ernest Shackleton, Anglo-Irish captain and explorer (d. 1922)

Births146 years ago

1883 - Sax Rohmer, English-American author (d. 1959)

Births137 years ago

1890 - Robert Ley, German politician (d. 1945)

Births130 years ago

1892 - James Forrestal, American lieutenant and politician, 1st United States Secretary of Defense (d. 1949)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Roy Rene, Australian comedian (d. 1954)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Roman Najuch, Polish professional tennis player (d. 1967)

Births127 years ago

1896 - Arthur Shields, Irish republican and actor (d. 1970)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Gerrit Kleerekoper, Jewish-Dutch gymnast and coach (d. 1943)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Totò, Italian actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1967)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Georges Auric, French composer (d. 1983)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Gale Sondergaard, Danish-American actress (d. 1985)

Births121 years ago

1904 - Antonin Magne, French cyclist and manager (d. 1983)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Harold Arlen, Jewish-American composer (d. 1986)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Jean Langlais, French organist and composer (d. 1991)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Cesar Romero, American actor (d. 1994)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Sarto Fournier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 38th Mayor of Montreal (d. 1980)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Miep Gies, Austrian-Dutch humanitarian, helped hide Anne Frank and her family (d. 2010)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Irena Sendler, Polish nurse and humanitarian, Righteous Gentile (d. 2008)

Births110 years ago

1912 - George Mikes, Jewish Hungarian-English journalist and author (d. 1987)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Erich Eliskases, Austrian chess player (d. 1997)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Hale Boggs, American lawyer and politician (d. 1972)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Kevin McCarthy, Jewish-Irish American actor (d. 2010)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Mary Jane Croft, American actress (d. 1999)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Allan Arbus, Jewish-American actor and photographer (d. 2013)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Hank Locklin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Ducky Detweiler, American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Endicott Peabody, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1997)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Eio Sakata, Japanese Go player (d. 2010)

Births100 years ago

1922 - John B. Anderson, Swedish-American lawyer and politician (d. 2017)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Yelena Bonner, Jewish Soviet-Russian activist (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Robert Drew, American director and producer (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Angella D. Ferguson, American pediatrician

Births95 years ago

1927 - Frank Dunlop, English actor and director

Births93 years ago

1927 - Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (d. 2008)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Yehoshua Neuwirth, Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Norman Bridwell, American author and illustrator, created Clifford the Big Red Dog (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Joseph Willcox Jenkins, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Graham Hill, English race car driver and businessman (d. 1975)

Births91 years ago

1929 - James R. Schlesinger, American economist and politician, 12th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Bruce Dawe, Australian poet and academic

Births90 years ago

1931 - Claire Bloom, English actress

Births89 years ago

1931 - Jonathan Steele, English journalist and author

Births89 years ago

1934 - Jimmy Bloomfield, English footballer and manager (d. 1983)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Graham Kennedy, Australian television host and actor (d. 2005)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Niklaus Wirth, Swiss computer scientist, created the Pascal programming language

Births86 years ago

1934 - Abe Woodson, American football player and minister (d. 2014)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Susan Brownmiller, American journalist and author

Births85 years ago

1935 - Roger B. Chaffee, American lieutenant, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1967)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Gene Hickerson, American football player (d. 2008)

Births85 years ago

1937 - Gregory Mcdonald, American author (d. 2008)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Coen Moulijn, Dutch footballer (d. 2011)

Births83 years ago

1940 - İsmail Cem İpekçi, Turkish journalist and politician, 45th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2007)

Births80 years ago

1940 - John Hadl, American football player and coach

Births80 years ago

1940 - Hamzah Haz, Indonesian journalist and politician, 9th Vice President of Indonesia

Births80 years ago

1940 - Vaino Vahing, Estonian psychiatrist, author, and playwright (d. 2008)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Florinda Bolkan, Brazilian actress

Births79 years ago

1941 - Brian Holland, American songwriter and producer

Births79 years ago

1944 - Mick Avory, English drummer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Jack Dann, American-Australian author and poet

Births75 years ago

1945 - John Helliwell, English saxophonist and keyboard player

Births75 years ago

1945 - Douglas Hofstadter, American author and academic

Births75 years ago

1946 - Clare Short, English civil servant and politician, Secretary of State for International Development

Births74 years ago

1947 - John Adams, American composer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Marisa Berenson, American model and actress

Births73 years ago

1948 - Art Spiegelman, Swedish-American cartoonist and critic

Births72 years ago

1949 - Ken Anderson, American football quarterback and coach

Births71 years ago

1951 - Markku Alén, Finnish race car driver

Births69 years ago

1951 - Melissa Manchester, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births69 years ago

1951 - Jane Seymour, English-American actress, producer, and jewelry designer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Tomislav Nikolić, Serbian politician, 4th President of Serbia

Births68 years ago

1952 - Nikolai Sorokin, Russian actor and director (d. 2013)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Tony Adams, Irish-American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Matt Groening, American animator, producer, and screenwriter

Births66 years ago

1955 - Janice Dickinson, American model, agent, and author

Births65 years ago

1955 - Christopher McDonald, American actor

Births65 years ago

1956 - Desmond Haynes, Barbadian cricketer and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - Ann Westin, Swedish comedian

Births64 years ago

1957 - Jake E. Lee, American guitarist and songwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Jimmy Spencer, American race car driver and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1958 - Chrystine Brouillet, Canadian author

Births62 years ago

1958 - Tony McKegney, Canadian ice hockey player

Births62 years ago

1958 - Matthew Ward, American singer-songwriter

Births62 years ago

1959 - Adam Boulton, English journalist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Ali Campbell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Brian Propp, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1959 - Martin Rowson, English author and illustrator

Births61 years ago

1959 - Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian wrestler and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1960 - Darrell Green, American football player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Jock Hobbs, New Zealand rugby player

Births60 years ago

1962 - Milo Đukanović, Montenegrin politician, 29th Prime Minister of Montenegro

Births58 years ago

1964 - Chris Farley, American comedian and actor (d. 1997)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Leland D. Melvin, American engineer and astronaut

Births56 years ago

1964 - Mark Price, American basketball player and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Craig Matthews, South African cricketer

Births55 years ago

1967 - Jane Child, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Syed Kamall, English academic and politician

Births53 years ago

1967 - Craig Simpson, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1969 - Birdman, American rapper and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Shepard Fairey, American artist and activist

Births50 years ago

1971 - Alex Borstein, American actress, voice artist, producer, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Renee O'Connor, American actress, director, and producer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jaromír Jágr, Czech ice hockey player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Kateřina Neumannová, Czech skier

Births47 years ago

1973 - Amy van Dyken, American swimmer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Miranda July, American actress, director, and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ugueth Urbina, Venezuelan baseball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Alexander Wurz, Austrian race car driver and businessman

Births46 years ago

1975 - Serge Aubin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Annemarie Kramer, Dutch sprinter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Brendon Small, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and actor

Births45 years ago

1976 - Brandon Boyd, American singer-songwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist

Births44 years ago

1979 - Josh Low, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Hamish Marshall, New Zealand cricketer

Births41 years ago

1979 - James Marshall, New Zealand cricketer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Scott Severin, Scottish footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Gordon Shedden, Scottish race car driver

Births41 years ago

1980 - Conor Oberst, American singer-songwriter

Births40 years ago

1981 - Heurelho Gomes, Brazilian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Matt Hoopes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Rita Jeptoo, Kenyan runner

Births39 years ago

1981 - Diego Martínez, Mexican footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Vivek Shraya, Canadian singer and songwriter

Births39 years ago

1982 - Shameka Christon, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - James Yap, Filipino basketball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Don Cowie, Scottish footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - David Degen, Swiss footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Philipp Degen, Swiss footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Alan Didak, Australian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Russell Martin, Canadian baseball player

Births37 years ago

1985 - Serkan Kırıntılı, Turkish footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Valeri Bojinov, Bulgarian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Johnny Cueto, Dominican baseball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Jarrod Sammut, Australian rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Jarryd Hayne, Australian rugby league player and football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Hironori Kusano, Japanese singer and actor

Births32 years ago

1988 - Tim Mannah, Australian-born Lebanese rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Rui Patrício, Portuguese footballer

Births32 years ago

1990 - Charles Pic, French race car driver

Births30 years ago

1991 - Ángel Sepúlveda, Mexican footballer

Births29 years ago

1993 - Ravi, South Korean rapper

Births27 years ago


670 - Oswiu, king of Northumbria (b. c. 612)


706 - Leontios, Byzantine emperor


706 - Tiberios III, Byzantine emperor

Deaths1314 years ago

956 - Su Yugui, Chinese chancellor (b. 895)


1145 - Lucius II, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths875 years ago

1152 - Conrad III, king of Germany (b. 1093)

Deaths868 years ago
Deaths638 years ago

1417 - Richard de Vere, 11th Earl of Oxford, English commander (b. 1385)

Deaths603 years ago

1508 - Giovanni II Bentivoglio, tyrant of Bologna (b. 1443)

Deaths512 years ago

1600 - José de Acosta, Spanish Jesuit missionary and naturalist (b. 1540)

Deaths420 years ago

1621 - Michael Praetorius, German organist and composer (b. 1571)

Deaths399 years ago
Deaths383 years ago

1738 - Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (b. 1684)

Deaths282 years ago

1781 - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German philosopher, author, and critic (b. 1729)

Deaths239 years ago
Deaths202 years ago

1835 - Henry Hunt, English farmer and politician (b. 1773)

Deaths185 years ago
Deaths181 years ago

1842 - Archibald Menzies, Scottish surgeon and botanist (b. 1754)

Deaths178 years ago
Deaths176 years ago

1847 - Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician and engineer (b. 1794)

Deaths173 years ago

1848 - Hermann von Boyen, Prussian general and politician, Prussian Minister of War (b. 1771)

Deaths172 years ago

1849 - Pierre François Verhulst, Belgian mathematician and theorist (b. 1804)

Deaths171 years ago

1857 - Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (b. 1804)

Deaths163 years ago

1869 - Ghalib, Indian poet and educator (b. 1796)

Deaths151 years ago

1885 - Gregor von Helmersen, Estonian-Russian geologist and engineer (b. 1803)

Deaths135 years ago

1897 - Dimitrie Ghica, Romanian lawyer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1816)

Deaths123 years ago

1905 - Lew Wallace, American author, general, and politician, 11th Governor of New Mexico Territory (b. 1827)

Deaths115 years ago

1911 - Theodor Escherich, German-Austrian pediatrician and academic (b. 1859)

Deaths109 years ago

1924 - Lionel Monckton, English composer (b. 1861)

Deaths96 years ago

1928 - H. H. Asquith, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1852)

Deaths92 years ago

1932 - Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress and playwright (b. 1865)

Deaths88 years ago

1933 - Pat Sullivan, Australian animator and producer, co-created Felix the Cat (b. 1887)

Deaths87 years ago

1935 - Basil Hall Chamberlain, English-Swiss historian, author, and academic (b. 1850)

Deaths85 years ago

1939 - Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Russian painter and author (b. 1878)

Deaths81 years ago

1956 - Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French lawyer and politician (b. 1878)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Owen Willans Richardson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)

Deaths61 years ago

1961 - Laurence Owen, American figure skater (b. 1944)

Deaths59 years ago

1965 - Nat King Cole, American singer and pianist (b. 1919)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Gerard Antoni Ciołek, Polish architect and historian (b. 1909)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - Camilo Torres Restrepo, Colombian priest and theologian (b. 1929)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Antonio Moreno, Spanish-American actor and director (b. 1887)

Deaths53 years ago

1970 - Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding, Scottish air marshal (b. 1882)

Deaths50 years ago

1973 - Wally Cox, American actor (b. 1924)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Tim Holt, American actor (b. 1919)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Kurt Atterberg, Swedish composer and engineer (b. 1887)

Deaths46 years ago

1981 - Mike Bloomfield, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1943)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Karl Richter, German organist and conductor (b. 1926)

Deaths39 years ago

1984 - Avon Long, American actor and singer (b. 1910)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Ethel Merman, American actress and singer (b. 1908)

Deaths36 years ago

1988 - Richard Feynman, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

Deaths32 years ago

1992 - María Elena Moyano, Peruvian activist (b. 1960)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - William Schuman, American composer and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths28 years ago

1996 - McLean Stevenson, American actor (b. 1929)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Martha Gellhorn, American journalist and author (b. 1908)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Henry Way Kendall, American physicist and mountaineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Angus MacLean, Canadian commander and politician, 25th Premier of Prince Edward Island (b. 1914)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Howard K. Smith, American journalist and actor (b. 1914)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (b. 1963)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Jens Evensen, Norwegian lawyer, judge, and politician, Norwegian Minister of Trade (b. 1917)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Pierre Bachelet, French singer-songwriter (b. 1944)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Samuel T. Francis, American historian and journalist (b. 1947)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Walker Edmiston, American actor (b. 1925)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ray Evans, American songwriter (b. 1915)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Johnny Weaver, American wrestler and sportscaster (b. 1935)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Jeanne M. Holm, American general (b. 1921)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Cyril Domb, English-Israel physicist and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Sanan Kachornprasart, Thai general and politician (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ahmed Rajib Haider, Bangladeshi atheist blogger

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Thelma Estrin, American computer scientist and engineer (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Christopher Malcolm, Scottish-Canadian actor, director, and producer (b. 1946)

Deaths6 years ago
Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Arnaud de Borchgrave, American journalist and author (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Steve Montador, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1979)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - George Gaynes, Finnish-American actor (b. 1917)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Vanity, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (b. 1959)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Stuart McLean, Canadian radio broadcaster (b. 1948)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - Lee Radziwill, American socialite (b. 1933)

Deaths1 years ago

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