Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


1339 – The Milanese army and the St. George's (San Giorgio) Mercenaries of Lodrisio Visconti clash in the Battle of Parabiago; Visconti is defeated.

Events681 years ago

1472Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark.

Events548 years ago
Events473 years ago

1685René-Robert Cavelier establishes Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France's claim to Texas.

Events335 years ago

1792 – The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by United States President George Washington.

Events228 years ago

1798Louis-Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.

Events222 years ago

1813Manuel Belgrano defeats the royalist army of Pío de Tristán during the Battle of Salta.

Events207 years ago

1816Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville premieres at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.

Events204 years ago
Events185 years ago

1846 – Polish insurgents lead an uprising in Kraków to incite a fight for national independence.

Events174 years ago

1864American Civil War: Battle of Olustee: The largest battle fought in Florida during the war.

Events156 years ago

1865 – End of the Uruguayan War, with a peace agreement between President Tomás Villalba and rebel leader Venancio Flores, setting the scene for the destructive War of the Triple Alliance.

Events155 years ago
Events148 years ago

1877Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake receives its premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

Events143 years ago

1901 – The legislature of Hawaii Territory convenes for the first time.

Events119 years ago

1909 – Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.

Events111 years ago

1913King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.

Events107 years ago

1920An earthquake kills between 114 and 130 in Georgia and heavily damages the town of Gori.

Events100 years ago

1931 – The U.S. Congress approves the construction of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge by the state of California.

Events89 years ago

1933 – The U.S. Congress approves the Blaine Act to repeal federal Prohibition in the United States, sending the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution to state ratifying conventions for approval.

Events87 years ago

1933 – Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party's upcoming election campaign.

Events87 years ago

1935Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.

Events85 years ago

1942 – Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America's first World War II flying ace.

Events78 years ago

1943 – American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.

Events77 years ago

1943 – The Saturday Evening Post publishes the first of Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms in support of United States President Franklin Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union address theme of Four Freedoms.

Events77 years ago

1944World War II: The "Big Week" began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.

Events76 years ago

1944 – World War II: The United States takes Eniwetok Island.

Events76 years ago

1952Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.

Events68 years ago

1956 – The United States Merchant Marine Academy becomes a permanent Service Academy.

Events64 years ago

1959 – The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.

Events61 years ago

1962Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in four hours, 55 minutes.

Events58 years ago

1965Ranger 8 crashes into the Moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.

Events55 years ago

1971 – The United States Emergency Broadcast System is accidentally activated in an erroneous national alert.

Events49 years ago

1979 – An earthquake cracks open the Sinila volcanic crater on the Dieng Plateau, releasing poisonous H2S gas and killing 149 villagers in the Indonesian province of Central Java.

Events41 years ago

1986 – The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft. Remaining in orbit for 15 years, it is occupied for ten of those years.

Events34 years ago

1988 – The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast votes to secede from Azerbaijan and join Armenia, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.

Events32 years ago

1991 – In the Albanian capital Tirana, a gigantic statue of Albania's long-time leader, Enver Hoxha, is brought down by mobs of angry protesters.

Events29 years ago

1998 – American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

Events22 years ago

2003 – During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the Station nightclub ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 200 others.

Events17 years ago

2005 – Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.

Events15 years ago

2009Two Tamil Tigers aircraft packed with C4 explosives en route to the national airforce headquarters are shot down by the Sri Lankan military before reaching their target, in a kamikaze style attack.

Events11 years ago

2010 – In Madeira Island, Portugal, heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, resulting in at least 43 deaths, in the worst disaster in the history of the archipelago.

Events10 years ago

2014 – Dozens of Euromaidan anti-government protesters died in Ukraine's capital Kiev, many reportedly killed by snipers.

Events6 years ago

2015 – Two trains collide in the Swiss town of Rafz resulting in as many as 49 people injured and Swiss Federal Railways cancelling some services.

Events5 years ago

2016 – Six people are killed and two injured in multiple shooting incidents in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

Events4 years ago


1358Eleanor of Aragon, queen of John I of Castile (d. 1382)

Births662 years ago

1469Thomas Cajetan, Italian philosopher (d. 1534)

Births551 years ago

1523Jan Blahoslav, Czech writer (d. 1571)

Births497 years ago

1549Francesco Maria II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, last Duke of Urbino (d. 1631)

Births471 years ago

1552Sengoku Hidehisa, Daimyō (d. 1614)

Births468 years ago
Births412 years ago

1631Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds, English politician, Treasurer of the Navy (d. 1712)

Births389 years ago

1633Jan de Baen, Dutch painter (d. 1702)

Births387 years ago

1705Nicolas Chédeville, French musette player and composer (d. 1782)

Births315 years ago

1726William Prescott, American colonel (d. 1795)

Births294 years ago

1745Henry James Pye, English poet and politician (d. 1813)

Births275 years ago

1751Johann Heinrich Voss, German poet, translator, and academic (d. 1826)

Births269 years ago

1753Louis-Alexandre Berthier, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (d. 1815)

Births267 years ago

1759Johann Christian Reil, German physician, physiologist, and anatomist (d. 1813)

Births261 years ago

1784Judith Montefiore, British linguist, travel writer, philanthropist (d. 1862)

Births236 years ago

1792Eliza Courtney, French daughter of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (d. 1859)

Births228 years ago

1794William Carleton, Irish author (d. 1869)

Births226 years ago

1802Charles Auguste de Bériot, Belgian violinist and composer (d. 1870)

Births218 years ago

1819Alfred Escher, Swiss businessman and politician (d. 1882)

Births201 years ago

1839Benjamin Waugh, English activist, founded the NSPCC (d. 1908)

Births181 years ago

1844Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist and philosopher (d. 1906)

Births176 years ago

1844 – Joshua Slocum, Canadian sailor and adventurer (d. 1909)

Births176 years ago

1848E. H. Harriman, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1909)

Births172 years ago

1857A. P. Lucas, English cricketer (d. 1923)

Births163 years ago

1866Carl Westman, Swedish architect, designed the Stockholm Court House and Röhsska Museum (d. 1936)

Births154 years ago

1867Louise, Princess Royal of England (d. 1931)

Births153 years ago

1870Jay Johnson Morrow, American engineer and politician, 3rd Governor of the Panama Canal Zone (d. 1937)

Births150 years ago

1874Mary Garden, Scottish-American soprano and actress (d. 1967)

Births146 years ago

1879Hod Stuart, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1907)

Births141 years ago

1880Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French author and poet (d. 1923)

Births140 years ago

1882Elie Nadelman, Polish-American sculptor (d. 1946)

Births138 years ago

1887Vincent Massey, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor General of Canada (d. 1967)

Births133 years ago

1888Georges Bernanos, French soldier and author (d. 1948)

Births132 years ago

1889Hulusi Behçet, Turkish dermatologist and physician (d. 1948)

Births131 years ago

1893Elizabeth Holloway Marston, American psychologist and author (d. 1993)

Births127 years ago

1895Louis Zborowski, English race car driver and engineer (d. 1924)

Births125 years ago

1897Ivan Albright, American painter (d. 1983)

Births123 years ago

1898Ante Ciliga, Croatian politician, writer and publisher (d. 1992)

Births122 years ago

1899Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1992)

Births121 years ago

1901René Dubos, French-American biologist and author (d. 1982)

Births119 years ago

1901 – Louis Kahn, American architect, designed the Salk Institute, the Kimbell Art Museum and the Bangladesh Parliament Building (d. 1974)

Births119 years ago

1901 – Muhammad Naguib, Egyptian general and politician, 1st President of Egypt (d. 1984)

Births119 years ago

1901 – Ramakrishna Ranga Rao of Bobbili, Indian lawyer and politician, 6th Chief Minister of Madras Presidency (d. 1978)

Births119 years ago

1902Ansel Adams, American photographer and environmentalist (d. 1984)

Births118 years ago

1904Alexei Kosygin, Russian soldier and politician, 8th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1980)

Births116 years ago

1906Gale Gordon, American actor (d. 1995)

Births114 years ago

1912Pierre Boulle, French soldier and author (d. 1994)

Births108 years ago

1913Tommy Henrich, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2009)

Births107 years ago

1914John Charles Daly, South African–American journalist and game show host (d. 1991)

Births106 years ago

1916Jean Erdman, American dancer and choreographer

Births104 years ago

1918Leonore Annenberg, American businesswoman and diplomat (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1919James O'Meara, English soldier and pilot (d. 1974)

Births101 years ago

1920Karl Albrecht, German businessman, co-founded Aldi (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1921Buddy Rogers, American wrestler (d. 1992)

Births99 years ago

1923Victor G. Atiyeh, American businessman and politician, 32nd Governor of Oregon (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1923 – Forbes Burnham, Guyanese lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Guyana (d. 1985)

Births97 years ago

1923 – Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress (d. 2004)

Births97 years ago

1924Gloria Vanderbilt, American actress, fashion designer, and socialite (d. 2019)

Births96 years ago

1925Robert Altman, American director and screenwriter (d. 2006)

Births95 years ago

1925 – Tochinishiki Kiyotaka, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 44th Yokozuna (d. 1990)

Births95 years ago

1926Matthew Bucksbaum, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded General Growth Properties (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 – Gillian Lynne, English ballerina, choreographer, and director (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1926 – Richard Matheson, American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 – Bob Richards, American Olympic track and field athlete

Births94 years ago

1926 – María de la Purísima Salvat Romero, Spanish Roman Catholic nun; later canonized (d. 1998)

Births94 years ago

1927Roy Cohn, American lawyer and political activist (d. 1986)

Births93 years ago

1927 – Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban singer and musician (d. 2005)

Births93 years ago

1927 – Sidney Poitier, Bahamian-American actor, director, and diplomat

Births93 years ago

1928Roy Face, American baseball player and carpenter

Births92 years ago

1928 – Jean Kennedy Smith, American diplomat, 25th United States Ambassador to Ireland

Births92 years ago

1929Amanda Blake, American actress (d. 1989)

Births91 years ago

1931John Milnor, American mathematician and academic

Births89 years ago

1932Adrian Cristobal, Filipino journalist and author (d. 2007)

Births88 years ago

1934Bobby Unser, American race car driver

Births86 years ago

1935Ellen Gilchrist, American novelist, short story writer, and poet

Births85 years ago

1936Marj Dusay, American actress

Births84 years ago

1936 – Larry Hovis, American actor and singer (d. 2003)

Births84 years ago

1936 – Shigeo Nagashima, Japanese baseball player and coach

Births84 years ago

1937David Ackles, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)

Births83 years ago

1937 – Robert Huber, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births83 years ago

1937 – Roger Penske, American race car driver and businessman

Births83 years ago

1937 – Robert Evans, Australian minister and amateur astronomer

Births83 years ago

1937 – Nancy Wilson, American singer and actress (d. 2018)

Births83 years ago

1938Richard Beymer, American actor, director, and cinematographer

Births82 years ago

1938 – Wiley W. Hilburn, American journalist and academic (d. 2014)

Births82 years ago

1941Lim Kit Siang, Malaysian lawyer and politician

Births79 years ago

1941 – Buffy Sainte-Marie, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer

Births79 years ago

1942Phil Esposito, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

Births78 years ago

1942 – Mitch McConnell, American lawyer, and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 – Claude Miller, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births78 years ago

1943Antonio Inoki, Japanese wrestler, mixed martial artist, and politician

Births77 years ago

1943 – Mike Leigh, English director and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1944Robert de Cotret, Canadian economist and politician, 56th Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1999)

Births76 years ago

1944 – Lew Soloff, American trumpet player, composer, and actor (d. 2015)

Births76 years ago

1944 – Willem van Hanegem, Dutch footballer and coach

Births76 years ago

1945Alan Hull, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)

Births75 years ago

1946Brenda Blethyn, English actress

Births74 years ago

1946 – Sandy Duncan, American actress, singer, and dancer

Births74 years ago

1946 – J. Geils, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)

Births74 years ago

1947Peter Osgood, English footballer (d. 2006)

Births73 years ago

1947 – Peter Strauss, American actor and producer

Births73 years ago

1948Pierre Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births72 years ago

1948 – Jennifer O'Neill, American model and actress

Births72 years ago

1949Eddie Hemmings, English cricketer

Births71 years ago

1949 – Ivana Trump, Czech-American socialite and model

Births71 years ago

1950Walter Becker, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2017)

Births70 years ago

1950 – Peter Marinello, Scottish footballer

Births70 years ago

1950 – Tony Wilson, English journalist and businessman (d. 2007)

Births70 years ago

1951Edward Albert, American actor (d. 2006)

Births69 years ago

1951 – Gordon Brown, Scottish historian and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Births69 years ago

1951 – Randy California, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)

Births69 years ago

1951 – Phil Neal, English footballer and manager

Births69 years ago

1953Poison Ivy, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births67 years ago

1954Jon Brant, American bass player

Births66 years ago

1954 – Anthony Head, English actor

Births66 years ago

1954 – Patty Hearst, American actress and author

Births66 years ago

1957Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births63 years ago

1959Scott Brayton, American race car driver (d. 1996)

Births61 years ago

1959 – David Corn, American journalist and author

Births61 years ago

1959 – Bill Gullickson, American baseball player

Births61 years ago

1960Joel Hodgson, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 – Cándido Muatetema Rivas, Equatoguinean politician and diplomat, Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea (d. 2014)

Births60 years ago

1961Steve Lundquist, American swimmer

Births59 years ago

1962Dwayne McDuffie, American author, screenwriter, and producer, co-founded Milestone Media (d. 2011)

Births58 years ago

1963Charles Barkley, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1963 – Ian Brown, English singer-songwriter and musician

Births57 years ago

1963 – Joakim Nystrom, Swedish tennis player

Births57 years ago

1963 – Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Health

Births57 years ago

1963 – Cui Yongyuan, Chinese former anchor

Births57 years ago

1964Willie Garson, American actor and director

Births56 years ago

1964 – Tom Harris, Scottish journalist and politician

Births56 years ago

1964 – Jeff Maggert, American golfer

Births56 years ago

1964 – French Stewart, American actor

Births56 years ago

1966Cindy Crawford, American model and businesswoman

Births54 years ago

1967Paul Accola, Swiss alpine skier

Births53 years ago

1967 – Kurt Cobain, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1994)

Births53 years ago

1967 – David Herman, American comedian and actor

Births53 years ago

1967 – Andrew Shue, American actor and activist, founded Do Something

Births53 years ago

1967 – Lili Taylor, American actress

Births53 years ago

1967 – Tom Waddle, American football player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1969Kjell Ove Hauge, Norwegian school principal and track and field athlete

Births51 years ago

1969 – Siniša Mihajlović, Serbian footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 – Danis Tanović, Bosnian director and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1971Calpernia Addams, American actress, author, and activist

Births49 years ago

1971 – Jari Litmanen, Finnish footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 – Joost van der Westhuizen, South African rugby player (d. 2017)

Births49 years ago

1972Neil Primrose, Scottish drummer

Births48 years ago

1974Karim Bagheri, Iranian footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1975Liván Hernández, Cuban baseball player

Births45 years ago

1975 – Brian Littrell, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births45 years ago

1975 – Niclas Wallin, Swedish ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1977Stephon Marbury, American basketball player

Births43 years ago

1977 – Gail Kim, Canadian professional wrestler

Births43 years ago

1978Lauren Ambrose, American actress and producer

Births42 years ago

1980Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby player

Births40 years ago

1980 – Luis Gabriel Rey, Colombian footballer

Births40 years ago

1981Tony Hibbert, English footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 – Fred Jackson, American football player

Births39 years ago

1982Jason Hirsh, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1983Jose Morales, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 – Justin Verlander, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1984Brian McCann, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 – Trevor Noah, South African comedian, actor, and television host

Births36 years ago

1984 – Ramzee Robinson, American football player

Births36 years ago

1985Ryan Sweeney, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 – Julia Volkova, Russian singer and actress

Births35 years ago

1985 – TJ Kirk, American YouTube personality and podcast host

Births35 years ago

1987Luke Burgess, English rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1987 – Miles Teller, American actor

Births33 years ago

1988Kealoha Pilares, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 – Ki Bo-bae, South Korean archer

Births32 years ago

1988 – Rihanna, Barbadian-American singer-songwriter and actress

Births32 years ago

1988 – Jiah Khan, Indian singer and actress (d. 2013)

Births32 years ago

1989Daly Cherry-Evans, Australian rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1990Ciro Immobile, Italian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991Hidilyn Diaz, Filipino weightlifter

Births29 years ago

1991 – Giovanni Kyeremateng, Italian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 – Angelique van der Meet, Dutch tennis player

Births29 years ago

1991 – Antonio Pedroza, English-Mexican footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 – Jocelyn Rae, English-Scottish tennis player

Births29 years ago

1992Kyle Turner, Australian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1994Elseid Hysaj, Albanian footballer

Births26 years ago


789Leo of Catania, saint and bishop of Catania (b. 709)


922Theodora, Byzantine empress


1054Yaroslav the Wise, grand prince of Veliky Novgorod and Kiev (b. 978)

Deaths966 years ago

1154 – Saint Wulfric of Haselbury (b. c. 1080)

Deaths866 years ago
Deaths849 years ago
Deaths826 years ago

1258Al-Musta'sim, Iraqi caliph (b. 1213)

Deaths762 years ago

1408Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English politician, Earl Marshal of the United Kingdom (b. 1342)

Deaths612 years ago

1431Pope Martin V (b. 1368)

Deaths589 years ago
Deaths562 years ago
Deaths507 years ago

1524Tecun Uman, Mayan ruler (b. 1500)

Deaths496 years ago

1579Nicholas Bacon, English politician (b. 1509)

Deaths441 years ago
Deaths402 years ago

1626John Dowland, English lute player and composer (b. 1563)

Deaths394 years ago

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

Deaths258 years ago

1771Jean-Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist and astronomer (b. 1678)

Deaths249 years ago
Deaths247 years ago

1778Laura Bassi, Italian physicist and scholar (b. 1711)

Deaths242 years ago
Deaths230 years ago

1806Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-American general and politician (b. 1725)

Deaths214 years ago

1810Andreas Hofer, Tyrolean rebel leader (b. 1767)

Deaths210 years ago

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

Deaths170 years ago

1862William Wallace Lincoln, American son of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1850)

Deaths158 years ago

1871Paul Kane, Irish-Canadian painter (b. 1810)

Deaths149 years ago

1893P. G. T. Beauregard, American general (b. 1818)

Deaths127 years ago

1895Frederick Douglass, American author and activist (b. 1818)

Deaths125 years ago

1900Washakie, American tribal leader (b. 1798)

Deaths120 years ago

1907Henri Moissan, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)

Deaths113 years ago

1910Boutros Ghali, Egyptian educator and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1846)

Deaths110 years ago

1916Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Swedish journalist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1844)

Deaths104 years ago

1920Jacinta Marto, Portuguese saint (b. 1910)

Deaths100 years ago

1920 – Robert Peary, American admiral and explorer (b. 1856)

Deaths100 years ago

1933Takiji Kobayashi, Japanese writer (b. 1903)

Deaths87 years ago

1936Max Schreck, German actor (b. 1879)

Deaths84 years ago

1957Sadri Maksudi Arsal, Turkish scholar and politician (b. 1878)

Deaths63 years ago

1961Percy Grainger, Australian-American pianist and composer (b. 1882)

Deaths59 years ago

1963Jacob Gade, Danish violinist and composer(b. 1879)

Deaths57 years ago

1966Chester W. Nimitz, American admiral (b. 1885)

Deaths54 years ago

1968Anthony Asquith, English director and screenwriter (b. 1902)

Deaths52 years ago

1969Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor (b. 1883)

Deaths51 years ago

1972Maria Goeppert-Mayer, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 – Walter Winchell, American journalist and actor (b. 1897)

Deaths48 years ago

1976René Cassin, French lawyer and judge, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 – Kathryn Kuhlman, healing evangelist, known for belief in Holy Spirit (b. 1907)

Deaths44 years ago

1981Nicolas de Gunzburg, French-American banker and publisher (b. 1904)

Deaths39 years ago

1987Wayne Boring, American illustrator (b. 1905)

Deaths33 years ago

1992A. J. Casson, Canadian painter (b. 1898)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 – Dick York, American actor (b. 1928)

Deaths28 years ago

1993Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian businessman, founded Lamborghini (b. 1916)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 – Ernest L. Massad, American general (b. 1908)

Deaths27 years ago

1996Solomon Asch, American psychologist and academic (b. 1907)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 – Audrey Munson, American model (b. 1891)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 – Toru Takemitsu, Japanese pianist, guitarist, and composer (b. 1930)

Deaths24 years ago

1999Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 – Gene Siskel, American journalist and critic (b. 1946)

Deaths21 years ago

2000Anatoly Sobchak, Russian lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Saint Petersburg (b. 1937)

Deaths20 years ago

2001Rosemary DeCamp, American actress (b. 1910)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 – Donella Meadows, American environmentalist, author, and academic (b. 1941)

Deaths19 years ago

2003Mushaf Ali Mir, Pakistani air marshal (b. 1947)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 – Maurice Blanchot, French philosopher and author (b. 1907)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 – Orville Freeman, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 29th Governor of Minnesota (b. 1918)

Deaths17 years ago

2005Sandra Dee, American actress (b. 1942)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 – John Raitt, American actor and singer (b. 1917)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 – Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (b. 1937)

Deaths15 years ago

2006Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (b. 1919)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 – Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist and author (b. 1920)

Deaths14 years ago

2008Emily Perry, English actress and dancer (b. 1907)

Deaths12 years ago

2009Larry H. Miller, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1944)

Deaths11 years ago

2010Alexander Haig, American general and politician, 59th United States Secretary of State (b. 1924)

Deaths10 years ago

2012Knut Torbjørn Eggen, Norwegian footballer and manager (b. 1960)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Katie Hall, American educator and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2013Kenji Eno, Japanese game designer and composer (b. 1970)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – David S. McKay, American biochemist and geologist (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Antonio Roma, Argentinian footballer (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2014Rafael Addiego Bruno, Uruguayan jurist and politician, President of Uruguay (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 – Walter D. Ehlers, American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 – Garrick Utley, American journalist (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2015Govind Pansare, Indian author and activist (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 – Henry Segerstrom, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 – John C. Willke, American physician, author, and activist (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2016Fernando Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths4 years ago

2017Vitaly Churkin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United Nations (b. 1952)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 – Mildred Dresselhaus, American physicist (b. 1930)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 – Steve Hewlett, British journalist (b. 1958)

Deaths3 years ago

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