Holidays and observances

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

Quaid Day, the birthday of Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Pakistan)

Holidays and observances

Events

197 - Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.

Events

356 - Emperor Constantius II issues a decree closing all pagan temples in the Roman Empire.

Events

1594 - Having already been elected to the throne of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1587, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, having succeeded his father John III of Sweden in 1592.

Events426 years ago

1600 - The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.

Events420 years ago

1649 - The Second Battle of Guararapes takes place, effectively ending Dutch colonization efforts in Brazil.

Events371 years ago

1674 - England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, and it is renamed New York.

Events346 years ago

1726 - The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.

Events294 years ago

1807 - Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason in Wakefield, Alabama and confined to Fort Stoddert.

Events213 years ago

1819 - British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands and claims them in the name of King George III.

Events201 years ago

1846 - In Austin, Texas the newly formed Texas state government is officially installed. The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following the annexation of Texas by the United States.

Events174 years ago

1847 - The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.

Events173 years ago

1859 - Daniel E. Sickles, a New York Congressman, is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity.

Events161 years ago

1878 - Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.

Events142 years ago

1884 - More than sixty tornadoes strike the Southern United States, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history.

Events136 years ago

1913 - Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.

Events107 years ago

1915 - World War I: The first naval attack on the Dardanelles begins when a strong Anglo-French task force bombards Ottoman artillery along the coast of Gallipoli.

Events105 years ago

1937 - Yekatit 12: During a public ceremony at the Viceregal Palace (the former Imperial residence) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two Ethiopian nationalists of Eritrean origin attempt to kill viceroy Rodolfo Graziani with a number of grenades.

Events83 years ago

1942 - World War II: Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the northern Australian city of Darwin, killing 243 people.

Events78 years ago

1942 - World War II: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese Americans to internment camps.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: Battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins.

Events77 years ago

1945 - World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima: About 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.

Events75 years ago
Events71 years ago

1953 - Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.

Events67 years ago

1954 - Transfer of Crimea: The Soviet Politburo of the Soviet Union orders the transfer of the Crimean Oblast from the Russian SFSR to the Ukrainian SSR.

Events66 years ago

1959 - The United Kingdom grants Cyprus independence, which is formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.

Events61 years ago

1960 - China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket.

Events60 years ago

1963 - The publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique reawakens the feminist movement in the United States as women's organizations and consciousness raising groups spread.

Events57 years ago

1965 - Colonel Phạm Ngọc Thảo of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, and a communist spy of the North Vietnamese Viet Minh, along with Generals Lâm Văn Phát and Trần Thiện Khiêm, all Catholics, attempt a coup against the military junta of the Buddhist Nguyễn Khánh.

Events55 years ago

1976 - Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald Ford's Proclamation 4417.

Events44 years ago

1978 - Egyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking, without authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus authorities. The Cypriot National Guard and Police forces kill 15 Egyptian commandos and destroy the Egyptian C-130 transport plane in open combat.

Events42 years ago

1985 - William J. Schroeder becomes the first recipient of an artificial heart to leave hospital.

Events35 years ago

1985 - Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.

Events35 years ago

1986 - Akkaraipattu massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 80 Tamil farm workers in eastern Sri Lanka.

Events34 years ago

2002 - NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.

Events18 years ago

2003 - An Ilyushin Il-76 military aircraft crashes near Kerman, Iran, killing 275.

Events17 years ago

2006 - A methane explosion in a coal mine near Nueva Rosita, Mexico, kills 65 miners.

Events14 years ago

2011 - The debut exhibition of the Belitung shipwreck, containing the largest collection of Tang dynasty artifacts found in one location, begins in Singapore.

Events9 years ago

2012 - Forty-four people are killed in a prison brawl in Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico.

Events8 years ago

Births

1461 - Domenico Grimani, Italian cardinal (d. 1523)

Births559 years ago

1473 - Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)

Births547 years ago

1497 - Matthäus Schwarz, German fashion writer (d. 1574)

Births523 years ago

1519 - Froben Christoph of Zimmern, German author of the Zimmern Chronicle (d. 1566)

Births501 years ago

1526 - Carolus Clusius, Flemish botanist and academic (d. 1609)

Births494 years ago

1532 - Jean-Antoine de Baïf, French poet (d. 1589)

Births488 years ago

1552 - Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal (d. 1630)

Births468 years ago
Births426 years ago

1611 - Andries de Graeff, Dutch politician (d. 1678)

Births409 years ago

1630 - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Indian warrior king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan

Births390 years ago

1660 - Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742)

Births360 years ago

1717 - David Garrick, English actor, playwright, and producer (d. 1779)

Births303 years ago

1743 - Luigi Boccherini, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1805)

Births277 years ago

1798 - Allan MacNab, Canadian soldier, lawyer, and politician, Premier of Canada West (d. 1862)

Births222 years ago

1800 - Émilie Gamelin, Canadian nun and social worker, founded the Sisters of Providence (d. 1851)

Births220 years ago

1804 - Carl von Rokitansky, German physician, pathologist, and philosopher (d. 1878)

Births216 years ago

1821 - August Schleicher, German linguist and academic (d. 1868)

Births199 years ago

1833 - Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1906)

Births187 years ago

1838 - Lydia Thompson, British burlesque performer (d. 1908)

Births182 years ago

1841 - Elfrida Andrée, Swedish organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1929)

Births179 years ago

1855 - Nishinoumi Kajirō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 16th Yokozuna (d. 1908)

Births165 years ago

1859 - Svante Arrhenius, Swedish physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1927)

Births161 years ago

1865 - Sven Hedin, Swedish geographer and explorer (d. 1952)

Births155 years ago

1869 - Hovhannes Tumanyan, Armenian-Russian poet and author (d. 1923)

Births151 years ago

1872 - Johan Pitka, Estonian admiral (d. 1944)

Births148 years ago

1876 - Constantin Brâncuși, Romanian-French sculptor, painter, and photographer (d. 1957)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Harriet Bosse, Swedish–Norwegian actress (d. 1961)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Álvaro Obregón, Mexican general and politician, 39th President of Mexico (d. 1928)

Births140 years ago
Births134 years ago

1888 - José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian lawyer and poet (d. 1928)

Births132 years ago

1893 - Cedric Hardwicke, English actor and director (d. 1964)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Louis Calhern, American actor (d. 1956)

Births125 years ago

1896 - André Breton, French poet and author (d. 1966)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Alma Rubens, American actress (d. 1931)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Lucio Fontana, Argentinian-Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1968)

Births121 years ago

1902 - Kay Boyle, American novelist, short story writer, and educator (d. 1992)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Havank, Dutch journalist and author (d. 1964)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Elisabeth Welch, American-English singer and actress (d. 2003)

Births116 years ago

1911 - Merle Oberon, Indian-American actress (d. 1979)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Dorothy Janis, American actress (d. 2010)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Saul Chaplin, American composer (d. 1997)

Births108 years ago
Births107 years ago

1913 - Frank Tashlin, American animator and screenwriter (d. 1972)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Thelma Kench, New Zealand Olympic sprinter (d. 1985)

Births106 years ago

1915 - John Freeman, English lawyer, politician, and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United States (d. 2014)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Eddie Arcaro, American jockey and sportscaster (d. 1997)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Carson McCullers, American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and essayist (d. 1967)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Fay McKenzie, American actress (d. 2019)

Births102 years ago

1920 - C. Z. Guest, American actress, fashion designer, and author (d. 2003)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Jaan Kross, Estonian author and poet (d. 2007)

Births100 years ago

1920 - George Rose, English actor and singer (d. 1988)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Władysław Bartoszewski, Polish journalist and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1924 - David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player and theoretician (d. 2006)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Lee Marvin, American actor (d. 1987)

Births96 years ago

1926 - György Kurtág, Hungarian composer and academic

Births94 years ago

1927 - Philippe Boiry, French journalist (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Jacques Deray, French director and screenwriter (d. 2003)

Births91 years ago

1930 - John Frankenheimer, American director and producer (d. 2002)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Kasinathuni Viswanath, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter

Births90 years ago

1932 - Joseph P. Kerwin, American captain, physician, and astronaut

Births88 years ago

1935 - Dave Niehaus, American sportscaster (d. 2010)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Russ Nixon, American MLB catcher and coach (d. 2016)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Sam Myers, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Frederick Seidel, American poet

Births84 years ago

1937 - Terry Carr, American author and educator (d. 1987)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Norm O'Neill, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2008)

Births83 years ago
Births82 years ago

1939 - Erin Pizzey, English activist and author, founded Refuge

Births81 years ago

1940 - Saparmurat Niyazov, Turkmen engineer and politician, 1st President of Turkmenistan (d. 2006)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Smokey Robinson, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Miracles)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Bobby Rogers, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births80 years ago

1941 - David Gross, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births79 years ago

1941 - Jenny Tonge, Baroness Tonge, English politician

Births79 years ago

1942 - Cyrus Chothia emeritus scientist at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Births78 years ago

1942 - Paul Krause, American football player and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Howard Stringer, Welsh businessman

Births78 years ago

1942 - Will Provine, American biologist, historian, and academic (d. 2015)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Lou Christie, American singer-songwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Homer Hickam, American author and engineer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Tim Hunt, English biochemist and academic, Nobel laureate

Births77 years ago

1944 - Les Hinton, English-American journalist and businessman

Births76 years ago

1945 - Yuri Antonov, Uzbek-Russian singer-songwriter

Births75 years ago

1946 - Paul Dean, Canadian guitarist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Peter Hudson, Australian footballer and coach

Births74 years ago

1946 - Karen Silkwood, American technician and activist (d. 1974)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Jackie Curtis, American actress and playwright (d. 1985)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Tim Shadbolt, New Zealand businessman and politician, 42nd Mayor of Invercargill

Births73 years ago

1948 - Mark Andes, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births72 years ago

1948 - Pim Fortuyn, Dutch sociologist, academic, and politician (d. 2002)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Tony Iommi, English guitarist and songwriter

Births72 years ago

1949 - Danielle Bunten Berry, American game designer and programmer (d. 1998)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Eddie Hardin, English singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2015)

Births71 years ago

1949 - William Messner-Loebs, American author and illustrator

Births71 years ago

1950 - Juice Leskinen, Finnish singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Andy Powell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births70 years ago

1951 - Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Pakistani scholar and politician, founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran

Births69 years ago

1952 - Ryū Murakami, Japanese novelist and filmmaker

Births68 years ago

1952 - Rodolfo Neri Vela, Mexican engineer and astronaut

Births68 years ago

1952 - Gary Seear, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2018)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Dave Cheadle, American baseball player (d. 2012)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Amy Tan, American novelist, essayist, and short story writer.

Births68 years ago

1952 - Danilo Türk, Slovene academic and politician, 3rd President of Slovenia

Births68 years ago

1953 - Corrado Barazzutti, Italian tennis player

Births67 years ago

1953 - Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 52nd President of Argentina

Births67 years ago

1953 - Massimo Troisi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Sócrates, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2011)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Francis Buchholz, German bass player

Births66 years ago

1954 - Michael Gira, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Jeff Daniels, American actor and playwright

Births65 years ago

1956 - Kathleen Beller, American actress

Births64 years ago

1956 - Peter Holsapple, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births64 years ago

1956 - Dave Wakeling, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1957 - Falco, Austrian singer-songwriter, rapper, and musician (d. 1998)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Dave Stewart, American baseball player and coach

Births63 years ago

1957 - Ray Winstone, English actor

Births63 years ago

1958 - Tommy Cairo, American wrestler

Births62 years ago

1958 - Helen Fielding, English author and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Steve Nieve, English keyboard player and composer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Roger Goodell, American businessman

Births61 years ago
Births60 years ago

1960 - John Paul Jr., American race car driver

Births60 years ago

1961 - Justin Fashanu, English footballer (d. 1998)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Ernie Gonzalez, American golfer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Hana Mandlíková, Czech-Australian tennis player and coach

Births58 years ago

1963 - Seal, English singer-songwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Jessica Tuck, American actress

Births57 years ago

1964 - Doug Aldrich, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Jonathan Lethem, American novelist, essayist, and short story writer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Jon Fishman, American drummer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Clark Hunt, American businessman

Births55 years ago

1965 - Leroy, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Justine Bateman, American actress and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Paul Haarhuis, Dutch tennis player and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Eduardo Xol, American designer and author

Births54 years ago

1967 - Benicio del Toro, Puerto Rican-American actor, director, and producer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Frank Watkins, American bass player (d. 2015)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Prince Markie Dee, American rapper and actor

Births52 years ago

1969 - Burton C. Bell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Helena Guergis, Canadian businesswoman and politician

Births51 years ago

1970 - Joacim Cans, Swedish singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Miguel Batista, Dominican baseball player and poet

Births49 years ago

1971 - Richard Green, Australian golfer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jeff Kinney, American author and illustrator

Births49 years ago

1972 - Francine Fournier, American wrestler and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Sunset Thomas, American pornographic actress

Births48 years ago

1975 - Daniel Adair, Canadian drummer and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Daewon Song, South Korean-American skateboarder, co-founded Almost Skateboards

Births45 years ago

1977 - Ola Salo, Swedish singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Andrew Ross Sorkin, American journalist and author

Births43 years ago

1977 - Gianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1978 - Ben Gummer, English scholar and politician

Births42 years ago

1978 - Immortal Technique, Peruvian-American rapper

Births42 years ago

1979 - Steve Cherundolo, American soccer player and manager

Births41 years ago

1980 - Dwight Freeney, American football player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ma Lin, Chinese table tennis player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Mike Miller, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Beth Ditto, American singer

Births39 years ago

1983 - Kotoōshū Katsunori, Bulgarian sumo wrestler

Births37 years ago

1983 - Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer and actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ryan Whitney, American ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Chris Richardson, American singer-songwriter

Births36 years ago

1985 - Haylie Duff, American actress and singer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Kyle Chipchura, Canadian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Marta, Brazilian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Maria Mena, Norwegian singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Michael Schwimer, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Anna Cappellini, Italian ice dancer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Shawn Matthias, Canadian ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Seth Morrison, American guitarist

Births32 years ago

1991 - Christoph Kramer, German national footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Trevor Bayne, American race car driver

Births29 years ago

1992 - Camille Kostek, American model

Births28 years ago

1993 - Mauro Icardi, Argentinian footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Sam Lisone, New Zealand-Samoan rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Tiina Trutsi, Estonian footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Nikola Jokić, Serbian basketball player

Births25 years ago

1998 - Katharina Gerlach, German tennis player

Births22 years ago

2001 - David Mazouz, American actor

Births19 years ago

2004 - Millie Bobby Brown, English actress

Births16 years ago

Deaths

Deaths

446 - Leontius of Trier, Bishop of Trier

Deaths

1133 - Irene Doukaina, Byzantine wife of Alexios I Komnenos (b. 1066)

Deaths887 years ago

1275 - Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Sufi philosopher and poet (b. 1177)

Deaths745 years ago

1300 - Munio of Zamora, General of the Dominican Order

Deaths720 years ago
Deaths612 years ago
Deaths606 years ago

1445 - Leonor of Aragon, queen of Portugal (b. 1402)

Deaths575 years ago

1491 - Enno I, Count of East Frisia, German noble (b. 1460)

Deaths529 years ago

1553 - Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1511)

Deaths467 years ago
Deaths418 years ago

1605 - Orazio Vecchi, Italian composer (b. 1550)

Deaths415 years ago

1622 - Henry Savile, English scholar and politician (b. 1549)

Deaths398 years ago

1672 - Charles Chauncy, English-American minister, theologian, and academic (b. 1592)

Deaths348 years ago

1709 - Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shōgun (b. 1646)

Deaths311 years ago

1716 - Dorothe Engelbretsdatter, Norwegian author and poet (b. 1634)

Deaths304 years ago

1785 - Mary, Countess of Harold, English aristocrat and philanthropist (b. 1701)

Deaths235 years ago

1789 - Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Delaware (b. 1738)

Deaths231 years ago

1799 - Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, and sailor (b. 1733)

Deaths221 years ago

1806 - Elizabeth Carter, English poet and translator (b. 1717)

Deaths214 years ago

1837 - Georg Büchner, German-Swiss poet and playwright (b. 1813)

Deaths183 years ago

1837 - Thomas Burgess, English bishop and philosopher (b. 1756)

Deaths183 years ago

1887 - Multatuli, Dutch-German author and civil servant (b. 1820)

Deaths133 years ago

1897 - Karl Weierstrass, German mathematician and academic (b. 1815)

Deaths123 years ago

1915 - Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Indian philosopher and politician (b. 1866)

Deaths105 years ago

1916 - Ernst Mach, Austrian-Czech physicist and philosopher (b. 1838)

Deaths104 years ago

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

Deaths93 years ago

1928 - George Howard Earle Jr., American lawyer and businessman (b. 1856)

Deaths92 years ago

1936 - Billy Mitchell, American general and pilot (b. 1879)

Deaths84 years ago

1945 - John Basilone, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1916)

Deaths75 years ago

1951 - André Gide, French novelist, essayist, and dramatist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - Knut Hamsun, Norwegian novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)

Deaths68 years ago

1953 - Richard Rushall, British businessman (b. 1864)

Deaths67 years ago

1957 - Maurice Garin, Italian-French cyclist (b. 1871)

Deaths63 years ago

1959 - Willard Miller, American sailor, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1877)

Deaths61 years ago

1962 - Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek-American pathologist, invented the Pap smear (b. 1883)

Deaths58 years ago

1969 - Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899)

Deaths51 years ago

1972 - John Grierson, Scottish director and producer (b. 1898)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Lee Morgan, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1938)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (b. 1892)

Deaths47 years ago
Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Mike González, Cuban baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1890)

Deaths43 years ago

1980 - Bon Scott, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

Deaths40 years ago

1983 - Alice White, American actress (b. 1904)

Deaths37 years ago

1988 - André Frédéric Cournand, French-American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)

Deaths32 years ago

1992 - Tojo Yamamoto, American wrestler and manager (b. 1927)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Derek Jarman, English director and set designer (b. 1942)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Charlie Finley, American businessman (b. 1918)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Leo Rosten, Polish-American author and academic (b. 1908)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Deng Xiaoping, Chinese politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1904)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Grandpa Jones, American singer-songwriter and banjo player (b. 1913)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Iraqi cleric (b. 1943)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian-New Zealand painter and illustrator (b. 1928)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Stanley Kramer, American director and producer (b. 1913)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Charles Trenet, French singer-songwriter (b. 1913)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Sylvia Rivera, American transgender LGBT activist (b. 1951)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Johnny Paycheck, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1938)

Deaths17 years ago

2007 - Janet Blair, American actress and singer (b. 1921)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Celia Franca, English-Canadian dancer and director, founded the National Ballet of Canada (b. 1921)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Yegor Letov, Russian singer-songwriter (b. 1964)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Lydia Shum, Chinese-Hong Kong actress and singer (b. 1945)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Kelly Groucutt, English singer and bass player (b. 1945)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Ollie Matson, American sprinter and football player (b. 1930)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Ruth Barcan Marcus, American philosopher and logician (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jaroslav Velinský, Czech author and songwriter (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Vitaly Vorotnikov, Russian politician, 27th Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Armen Alchian, American economist and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Park Chul-soo, South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1937)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Donald Richie, American-Japanese author and critic (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Eugene Whelan, Canadian farmer and politician, 22nd Canadian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Kresten Bjerre, Danish footballer and manager (b. 1946)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dale Gardner, American captain and astronaut (b. 1948)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Valeri Kubasov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Harold Johnson, American boxer (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Nirad Mohapatra, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1947)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Harris Wittels, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1984)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Umberto Eco, Italian novelist, literary critic, and philosopher (b. 1932)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Harper Lee, American author (b. 1926)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Chiaki Morosawa, Japanese anime screenwriter (b. 1959)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Samuel Willenberg, Polish-Israeli sculptor and painter (b. 1923)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist (b. 1943)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - Clark Dimond, American musician and author (b. 1941)

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