Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence declaration of Kosovo in 2008, still partially recognized.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

1411 - Following the successful campaigns during the Ottoman Interregnum, Musa Çelebi, one of the sons of Bayezid I, becomes Sultan with the support of Mircea I of Wallachia.

Events609 years ago

1500 - Duke Friedrich and Duke Johann attempt to subdue the peasantry of Dithmarschen, Denmark, in the Battle of Hemmingstedt.

Events520 years ago

1600 - On his way to be burned at the stake for heresy, at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, the philosopher Giordano Bruno has a stake put through his tongue to prevent him continuing to speak.

Events420 years ago

1621 - Myles Standish is appointed as first military commander of the English Plymouth Colony in North America.

Events399 years ago

1739 - The Battle of Vasai commences as the Marathas move to invade Portuguese-occupied territory.

Events281 years ago

1753 - In Sweden February 17 is followed by March 1 as the country moves from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.

Events267 years ago

1801 - An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr, Vice President by the United States House of Representatives.

Events219 years ago
Events206 years ago

1819 - The United States House of Representatives passes the Missouri Compromise for the first time.

Events201 years ago

1838 - Weenen massacre: Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal are killed by Zulus.

Events182 years ago

1854 - The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Orange Free State.

Events166 years ago

1859 - Cochinchina Campaign: The French Navy captured the Citadel of Saigon, a fortress that was manned by 1,000 Nguyễn dynasty soldiers, en route to conquering Saigon and other regions of southern Viet Nam.

Events161 years ago

1863 - A group of citizens of Geneva founded an International Committee for Relief to the Wounded, which later became known as the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Events157 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: The H. L. Hunley becomes the first submarine to engage and sink a warship, the USS Housatonic.

Events156 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: Columbia, South Carolina, is burned as Confederate forces flee from advancing Union forces.

Events155 years ago

1867 - The first ship passes through the Suez Canal.

Events153 years ago

1871 - The victorious Prussian Army parades through Paris, France, after the end of the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.

Events149 years ago

1904 - Madama Butterfly receives its première at La Scala in Milan.

Events116 years ago

1913 - The Armory Show opens in New York City, displaying works of artists who are to become some of the most influential painters of the early 20th century.

Events107 years ago

1919 - The Ukrainian People's Republic asks Entente and the US for help fighting the Bolsheviks.

Events101 years ago

1933 - Newsweek magazine is first published.

Events87 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Battle of Eniwetok begins: The battle ends in an American victory on February 22.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: Operation Hailstone begins: U.S. naval air, surface, and submarine attack against Truk Lagoon, Japan's main base in the central Pacific, in support of the Eniwetok invasion.

Events76 years ago

1949 - Chaim Weizmann begins his term as the first President of Israel.

Events71 years ago

1959 - Project Vanguard: Vanguard 2: The first weather satellite is launched to measure cloud-cover distribution.

Events61 years ago

1964 - In Wesberry v. Sanders the Supreme Court of the United States rules that congressional districts have to be approximately equal in population.

Events56 years ago

1964 - Gabonese president Léon M'ba is toppled by a coup and his rival, Jean-Hilaire Aubame, is installed in his place.

Events56 years ago

1965 - Project Ranger: The Ranger 8 probe launches on its mission to photograph the Mare Tranquillitatis region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo missions. Mare Tranquillitatis or the "Sea of Tranquility" would become the site chosen for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

Events55 years ago

1972 - Cumulative sales of the Volkswagen Beetle exceed those of the Ford Model T.

Events48 years ago

1974 - Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House in a stolen helicopter.

Events46 years ago

1978 - The Troubles: The Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant, near Belfast, killing 12 and seriously injuring 30 others, all Protestants.

Events42 years ago

1979 - The Sino-Vietnamese War begins.

Events41 years ago

1980 - First winter ascent of Mount Everest by Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy.

Events40 years ago

1992 - Nagorno-Karabakh War: Armenian troops massacre more than 20 Azerbaijani civilians during the Capture of Garadaghly.

Events28 years ago

1995 - The Cenepa War between Peru and Ecuador ends on a ceasefire brokered by the UN.

Events25 years ago

1996 - In Philadelphia, world champion Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match.

Events24 years ago

1996 - NASA's Discovery Program begins as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission ever to orbit and land on an asteroid, 433 Eros.

Events24 years ago

1996 - The 8.2 MwBiak earthquake shakes the Papua province of eastern Indonesia with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A large tsunami followed, leaving one-hundred sixty-six people dead or missing and 423 injured.

Events24 years ago

2006 - A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.

Events14 years ago
Events12 years ago

2011 - Arab Spring: Libyan protests against Muammar Gaddafi's regime begin. In Bahrain, security forces launched a deadly pre-dawn raid on protesters in Pearl Roundabout in Manama, the day is locally known as Bloody Thursday.

Events9 years ago

2015 - Eighteen people are killed and 78 injured in a stampede at a Mardi Gras parade in Haiti.

Events5 years ago

2016 - Military vehicles explode outside a Turkish Armed Forces barracks in Ankara, Turkey, killing at least 29 people and injuring 61 others.

Events4 years ago

Births

624 - Wu Zetian, Chinese empress consort (d. 705)

Births

1028 - Al-Juwayni, Persian scholar and imam (d. 1085)

Births992 years ago

1490 - Charles III, duke of Bourbon (d. 1527)

Births530 years ago

1519 - Francis, French Grand Chamberlain (d. 1563)

Births501 years ago

1524 - Charles de Lorraine, French cardinal (d. 1574)

Births496 years ago

1646 - Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)

Births374 years ago

1653 - Arcangelo Corelli, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1713)

Births367 years ago

1723 - Tobias Mayer, German astronomer and academic (d. 1762)

Births297 years ago

1740 - Horace-Bénédict de Saussure, Swiss physicist and meteorologist (d. 1799)

Births280 years ago

1752 - Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, German author and playwright (d. 1831)

Births268 years ago

1754 - Nicolas Baudin, French cartographer and explorer (d. 1803)

Births266 years ago

1758 - John Pinkerton, Scottish antiquarian, cartographer, author, numismatist and historian (d. 1826)

Births262 years ago

1781 - René Laennec, French physician, invented the stethoscope (d. 1826)

Births239 years ago

1796 - Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician and botanist (d. 1866)

Births224 years ago

1817 - Édouard Thilges, Luxembourgian jurist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (d. 1904)

Births203 years ago

1820 - Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian violinist and composer (d. 1881)

Births200 years ago

1821 - Lola Montez, Irish-American actress and dancer (d. 1861)

Births199 years ago

1832 - Richard Henry Park, American sculptor (d. 1902)

Births188 years ago

1836 - Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1870)

Births184 years ago

1843 - Aaron Montgomery Ward, American businessman, founded Montgomery Ward (d. 1913)

Births177 years ago

1848 - Louisa Lawson, Australian poet and publisher (d. 1920)

Births172 years ago

1854 - Friedrich Alfred Krupp, German businessman (d. 1902)

Births166 years ago

1861 - Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont, duchess of Albany (d. 1922)

Births159 years ago

1862 - Mori Ōgai, Japanese general, author, and poet (d. 1922)

Births158 years ago

1864 - Jozef Murgaš, Slovak priest, botanist, and painter (d. 1929)

Births156 years ago

1864 - Banjo Paterson, Australian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1941)

Births156 years ago

1874 - Thomas J. Watson, American businessman (d. 1956)

Births146 years ago

1877 - Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and author (d. 1904)

Births143 years ago

1877 - André Maginot, French sergeant and politician (d. 1932)

Births143 years ago
Births139 years ago

1887 - Joseph Bech, Luxembourgian lawyer and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (d. 1975)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Leevi Madetoja, Finnish composer and critic (d. 1947)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Otto Stern, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1969)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Ronald Fisher, English-Australian statistician, biologist, and geneticist (d. 1962)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Abraham Fraenkel, German-Israeli mathematician and academic (d. 1965)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Wally Pipp, American baseball player and journalist (d. 1965)

Births127 years ago

1899 - Jibanananda Das, Bangladeshi-Indian poet and author (d. 1954)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Ruth Clifford, American actress (d. 1998)

Births120 years ago

1903 - Sadegh Hedayat, Iranian-French author and translator (d. 1951)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Hans Morgenthau, German-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1980)

Births116 years ago

1905Ruth Baldwin, British socialite (d. 1937)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Rózsa Péter, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1977)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Mary Brian, American actress (d. 2002)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Red Barber, American sportscaster (d. 1992)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Bo Yibo, Chinese general and politician, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 2007)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Marc Lawrence, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2005)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Oskar Seidlin, German-American author, poet, and scholar (d. 1984)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Andre Norton, American author (d. 2005)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Arthur Kennedy, American actor (d. 1990)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Wayne Morris, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1959)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Alexander Obolensky, Russian rugby player and pilot (d. 1940)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Don Tallon, Australian cricketer (d. 1984)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Raf Vallone, Italian footballer and actor (d. 2002)

Births104 years ago

1918 - William Bronk, American poet and academic (d. 1999)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Jacqueline Ferrand, French mathematician (d. 2014)

Births102 years ago

1919 - J. M. S. Careless, Canadian historian and academic (d. 2009)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Kathleen Freeman, American actress and singer (d. 2001)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Joe Hunt, American tennis player (d. 1945)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Ivo Caprino, Norwegian director and screenwriter (d. 2001)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Annie Castor, American disability and communication disorder advocate

Births100 years ago

1920 - Curt Swan, American soldier and illustrator (d. 1996)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Duane Gish, American biochemist and academic (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Tommy Edwards, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 1969)

Births98 years ago

1923 - John M. Allegro, English archaeologist and scholar (d. 1988)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Buddy DeFranco, American clarinet player and bandleader (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Margaret Truman, American singer and author (d. 2008)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Ron Goodwin, English composer and conductor (d. 2003)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Hal Holbrook, American actor and director

Births95 years ago

1928 - Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress and singer (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Alejandro Jodorowsky, Chilean-French director and screenwriter

Births91 years ago

1929 - Chaim Potok, American rabbi and author (d. 2002)

Births91 years ago
Births91 years ago

1929 - Patricia Routledge, English actress and singer

Births91 years ago

1930 - Roger Craig, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births90 years ago

1930 - Benjamin Fain, Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and academic (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Ruth Rendell, English author (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Jiřina Jirásková, Czech actress and singer (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Buddy Ryan, American football coach (d. 2016)

Births89 years ago

1933 - Craig L. Thomas, American captain and politician (d. 2007)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Alan Bates, English actor (d. 2003)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Barry Humphries (Dame Edna Everage), Australian comedian, actor, and author

Births86 years ago

1935 - Christina Pickles, English-American actress

Births85 years ago

1936 - Jim Brown, American football player and actor

Births84 years ago

1937 - Mary Ann Mobley, American model and actress, Miss America 1959 (d. 2014)

Births83 years ago

1940 - Vicente Fernández, Mexican singer-songwriter, actor, and producer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Gene Pitney, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Julia McKenzie, English actress, singer, and director

Births79 years ago

1942 - Huey P. Newton, American activist, co-founded the Black Panther Party (d. 1989)

Births78 years ago

1944 - Karl Jenkins, Welsh saxophonist, keyboard player, and composer (Soft Machine)

Births76 years ago

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

Births75 years ago

1945 - Brenda Fricker, Irish actress

Births75 years ago

1946 - Shahrnush Parsipur, Iranian-American author and academic

Births74 years ago

1948 - José José, Mexican singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births72 years ago

1948 - Rick Majerus, American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Fred Frith, English guitarist and songwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Dennis Green, American football player and coach (d. 2016)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Rickey Medlocke, American guitarist

Births70 years ago

1951 - Rashid Minhas, Pakistani soldier and pilot (d. 1971)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Karin Büttner-Janz, German gymnast and physician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Vladimír Padrůněk, Czech bass player (d. 1991)

Births68 years ago

1954 - Lou Ann Barton, American blues singer-songwriter

Births66 years ago

1954 - Miki Berkovich, Israeli basketball player

Births66 years ago

1954 - Rene Russo, American actress

Births66 years ago

1955 - Mo Yan, Chinese author and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births65 years ago

1956 - Richard Karn, American actor and game show host

Births64 years ago

1957 - Loreena McKennitt, Canadian singer-songwriter, accordion player, and pianist

Births63 years ago

1959 - Aryeh Deri, Moroccan-Israeli rabbi and politician, Israeli Minister of Internal Affairs

Births61 years ago

1959 - Rowdy Gaines, American swimmer and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1960 - Lindy Ruff, Canadian hockey player and coach

Births60 years ago
Births59 years ago
Births59 years ago

1961 - Andrey Korotayev, Russian anthropologist, historian, and sociologist

Births59 years ago

1962 - Lou Diamond Phillips, American actor and director

Births58 years ago

1963 - Larry the Cable Guy, American comedian and voice actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Alison Hargreaves, English mountaineer (d. 1995)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Jen-Hsun Huang, Taiwanese-American businessman, co-founded Nvidia

Births57 years ago

1963 - Michael Jordan, American basketball player and actor

Births57 years ago

1965 - Michael Bay, American director and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Danny Lee, Australian rugby league player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Michael Lepond, American bass player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Quorthon, Swedish guitarist and songwriter (d. 2004)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Luc Robitaille, Canadian ice hockey player, manager, and actor

Births54 years ago

1968 - Wu'erkaixi, Chinese journalist and activist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Giuseppe Signori, Italian footballer

Births52 years ago

1969 - David Douillet, French martial artist and politician

Births51 years ago

1969 - Vasily Kudinov, Russian handball player (d. 2017)

Births51 years ago

1970 - Dominic Purcell, English-born Irish-Australian actor and producer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Denise Richards, American model and actress

Births49 years ago

1972 - Billie Joe Armstrong, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Philippe Candeloro, French figure skater

Births48 years ago

1972 - Taylor Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and drummer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Valeria Mazza, Argentinian model and businesswoman

Births48 years ago

1972 - Lars Göran Petrov, Swedish singer and drummer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Raphaël Ibañez, French rugby player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Kaoru, Japanese guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jerry O'Connell, American actor, director, and producer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Václav Prospal, Czech ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1978 - Rory Kinnear, English actor and playwright

Births42 years ago

1980 - Al Harrington, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Klemi Saban, Israeli footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor, director, and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Paris Hilton, American model, media personality, actress, singer, DJ, author and businesswoman

Births39 years ago

1981 - Pontus Segerström, Swedish footballer (d. 2014)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Andrew Stephenson, English politician

Births39 years ago

1982 - Adriano, Brazilian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Brian Bruney, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Daniel Merriweather, Australian singer-songwriter

Births38 years ago

1983 - Kevin Rudolf, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births37 years ago

1984 - AB de Villiers, South African cricketer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jimmy Jacobs, American wrestler

Births36 years ago

1984 - Katie Hill, Australian 3.0 point wheelchair basketball player.

Births36 years ago

1984 - Drew Miller, American ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Marcin Gortat, Polish basketball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Anders Jacobsen, Norwegian ski jumper

Births35 years ago

1988 - Vasyl Lomachenko, Ukrainian boxer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Rebecca Adlington, English swimmer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Chord Overstreet, American actor and singer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Marianne St-Gelais, Canadian speed skater

Births30 years ago

1991 - Ed Sheeran, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Bonnie Wright, English actress, director, and screenwriter

Births29 years ago

1993 - Nicola Leali, Italian footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Marc Márquez, Spanish motorcycle racer

Births27 years ago

Deaths

364 - Jovian, Roman emperor (b. 331)

Deaths

440 - Mesrop Mashtots, Armenian monk, linguist, and theologian (b. 360)

Deaths

923 - Al-Tabari, Persian scholar (b. 839)

Deaths
Deaths800 years ago
Deaths681 years ago
Deaths649 years ago

1500 - Adolph, Count of Oldenburg-Delmenhorst, German noble (b. before 1463)

Deaths520 years ago

1600 - Giordano Bruno, Italian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (b. 1548)

Deaths420 years ago
Deaths411 years ago

1624 - Juan de Mariana, Spanish priest and historian (b. 1536)

Deaths396 years ago

1659 - Abel Servien, French politician, French Minister of Finance (b. 1593)

Deaths361 years ago

1673 - Molière, French actor and playwright (b. 1622)

Deaths347 years ago

1680 - Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English politician (b. 1599)

Deaths340 years ago

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

Deaths340 years ago

1715 - Antoine Galland, French orientalist and archaeologist (b. 1646)

Deaths305 years ago

1732 - Louis Marchand, French organist and composer (b. 1669)

Deaths288 years ago

1768 - Arthur Onslow, English lawyer and politician, Speaker of the British House of Commons (b. 1691)

Deaths252 years ago

1841 - Ferdinando Carulli, Italian guitarist and composer (b. 1770)

Deaths179 years ago

1849 - María de las Mercedes Barbudo, Puerto Rican political activist, the first woman Independentista in the island (b. 1773)

Deaths171 years ago

1854 - John Martin, English painter, engraver, and illustrator (b. 1789)

Deaths166 years ago

1856 - Heinrich Heine, German journalist and poet (b. 1797)

Deaths164 years ago

1874 - Adolphe Quetelet, Belgian astronomer, mathematician, and sociologist (b. 1796)

Deaths146 years ago

1890 - Christopher Latham Sholes, American publisher and politician (b. 1819)

Deaths130 years ago

1905 - William Bickerton, English-American religious leader, leader in the Latter Day Saint movement (b. 1815)

Deaths115 years ago

1909 - Geronimo, American tribal leader (b. 1829)

Deaths111 years ago

1912 - Edgar Evans, Welsh sailor and explorer (b. 1876)

Deaths108 years ago

1919 - Wilfrid Laurier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1841)

Deaths101 years ago
Deaths86 years ago

1934 - Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player and theoretician (b. 1862)

Deaths86 years ago

1939 - Willy Hess, German violinist and educator (b. 1859)

Deaths81 years ago

1946 - Dorothy Gibson, American actress and singer (b. 1889)

Deaths74 years ago

1961 - Lütfi Kırdar, Turkish physician and politician, Turkish Minister of Health (b. 1887)

Deaths59 years ago

1961 - Nita Naldi, American actress (b. 1894)

Deaths59 years ago

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

Deaths58 years ago

1962 - Bruno Walter, German-American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1876)

Deaths58 years ago

1966 - Hans Hofmann, German-American painter (b. 1880)

Deaths54 years ago

1970 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Ukrainian-Israeli novelist, short story writer, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Alfred Newman, American composer and conductor (b. 1900)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Friday Hassler, American race car driver (b. 1935)

Deaths48 years ago

1977 - Janani Luwum, Ugandan archbishop and saint (b. 1922)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - William Gargan, American actor (b. 1905)

Deaths41 years ago

1982 - Nestor Chylak, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1922)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Thelonious Monk, American pianist and composer (b. 1917)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Lee Strasberg, American actor and director (b. 1901)

Deaths38 years ago

1986 - Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian-American philosopher and author (b. 1895)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - John M. Allegro, English archaeologist and scholar (b. 1923)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Karpoori Thakur, Indian educator and politician, 11th Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1924)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Lefty Gomez, American baseball player (b. 1908)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Jean-Marc Boivin, French mountaineer, skier, and pilot (b. 1951)

Deaths30 years ago

1994 - Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (b. 1951)

Deaths26 years ago

1998 - Ernst Jünger, German soldier, philosopher, and author (b. 1895)

Deaths22 years ago

2003 - Steve Bechler, American baseball player (b. 1979)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - José López Portillo, Mexican lawyer and politician, 51st President of Mexico, 1976-1982 (b. 1920)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Dan O'Herlihy, Irish-American actor (b. 1919)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Omar Sívori, Argentinian footballer and manager (b. 1935)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Ray Barretto, American drummer (b. 1929)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Bill Cowsill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)

Deaths14 years ago

2009 - Conchita Cintrón, Chilean bullfighter and journalist (b. 1922)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Kathryn Grayson, American actress and singer (b. 1922)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Robert Carr, English engineer and politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1916)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Michael Davis, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn, Dutch mathematician and theorist (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ulric Neisser, German-American psychologist and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Richard Briers, English actor (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Shmulik Kraus, Israeli singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Sophie Kurys, American baseball player (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mindy McCready, American singer-songwriter (b. 1975)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Bob Casale, American guitarist, keyboard player, and producer (b. 1952)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Peter Florin, German politician and diplomat, President of the United Nations General Assembly (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Wayne Smith, Jamaican singer (b. 1965)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - John Barrow, American-Canadian football player and manager (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Cathy Ubels-Veen, Dutch politician (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Liu Yudi, Chinese general and pilot (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Andy Ganteaume, Trinidadian cricketer (b. 1921)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, Egyptian journalist (b. 1923)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Claude Jeancolas, French historian, author, and journalist (b. 1949)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Tony Phillips, American baseball player (b. 1959)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Andrzej Żuławski, Polish film director (b. 1940)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Robert H. Michel, American politician (b. 1923)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Michael Novak, American Roman Catholic theologian (b. 1933)

Deaths3 years ago

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