Holidays and observances

Birthday of Scouting and Guiding founder Robert Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell, and its related observance: Founder's Day or "B.-P. day" (World Organization of the Scout Movement)

Holidays and observances

Birthday of Scouting and Guiding founder Robert Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell, and its related observance: World Thinking Day (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom in 1979.

Holidays and observances


705 - Empress Wu Zetian abdicates the throne, restoring the Tang dynasty.


1316 - The Battle of Picotin, between Ferdinand of Majorca and the forces of Matilda of Hainaut, ends in victory for Ferdinand.

Events704 years ago

1371 - Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.

Events649 years ago

1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne.

Events525 years ago
Events388 years ago

1651 - St. Peter's Flood: A storm surge floods the Frisian coast, drowning 15,000 people.

Events369 years ago

1744 - War of the Austrian Succession: The Battle of Toulon causes several Royal Navy captains to be court-martialed, and the Articles of War to be amended.

Events276 years ago
Events223 years ago

1819 - By the Adams–Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.

Events201 years ago
Events199 years ago

1847 - Mexican–American War: The Battle of Buena Vista: Five thousand American troops defeat 15,000 Mexican troops.

Events173 years ago

1848 - The French Revolution of 1848, which would lead to the establishment of the French Second Republic, begins.

Events172 years ago

1853 - Washington University in St. Louis is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.

Events167 years ago

1855 - The Pennsylvania State University is founded in State College, Pennsylvania (as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania).

Events165 years ago

1856 - The United States Republican Party opens its first national convention in Pittsburgh.

Events164 years ago

1862 - Jefferson Davis is officially inaugurated for a six-year term as the President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on February 18, 1861.

Events158 years ago

1872 - The Prohibition Party holds its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio, nominating James Black as its presidential nominee.

Events148 years ago

1878 - In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of five-and-dime Woolworth stores.

Events142 years ago

1899 - Filipino forces led by General Antonio Luna launch counterattacks for the first time against the American forces during the Philippine–American War. The Filipinos fail to regain Manila from the Americans.

Events121 years ago

1904 - The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina; the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.

Events116 years ago

1909 - The sixteen battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by USS Connecticut, return to the United States after a voyage around the world.

Events111 years ago
Events105 years ago

1921 - After Russian forces under Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg drive the Chinese out, the Bogd Khan is reinstalled as the emperor of Mongolia.

Events99 years ago

1924 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio address from the White House.

Events96 years ago

1942 - World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: Members of the White Rose resistance, Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst are executed in Nazi Germany.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Soviet Red Army recaptures Krivoi Rog.

Events76 years ago

1946 - The "Long Telegram", proposing how the United States should deal with the Soviet Union, arrives from the US embassy in Moscow.

Events74 years ago

1957 - Ngô Đình Diệm of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Buôn Ma Thuột.

Events63 years ago

1958 - Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.

Events62 years ago

1959 - Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.

Events61 years ago

1972 - The Official Irish Republican Army detonates a car bomb at Aldershot barracks, killing seven and injuring nineteen others.

Events48 years ago

1973 - Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.

Events47 years ago

1974 - The Organisation of the Islamic Conference summit begins in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries attend and twenty-two heads of state and government participate. It also recognizes Bangladesh.

Events46 years ago

1974 - Samuel Byck attempts to hijack an aircraft at Baltimore/Washington International Airport with the intention of crashing it into the White House to assassinate Richard Nixon, but is killed by police.

Events46 years ago

1980 - Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4–3.

Events40 years ago

1983 - The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

Events37 years ago

1984 - President of Bangladesh, H M Ershad upgraded South Sylhet's sub-division status to a district and renamed it back to Moulvibazar.

Events36 years ago

1986 - Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.

Events34 years ago

1994 - Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.

Events26 years ago

1995 - The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.

Events25 years ago

1997 - In Roslin, Midlothian, British scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned.

Events23 years ago

2002 - Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.

Events18 years ago

2005 - The 6.4 MwZarand earthquake shakes the Kerman Province of Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), leaving 612 people dead and 1,411 injured.

Events15 years ago

2006 - At least six men stage Britain's biggest robbery, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or €78 million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.

Events14 years ago

2011 - New Zealand's second deadliest earthquake strikes Christchurch, killing 185 people.

Events9 years ago

2011 - Bahraini uprising: Tens of thousands of people march in protest against the deaths of seven victims killed by police and army forces during previous protests.

Events9 years ago

2012 - A train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 51 people and injures 700 others.

Events8 years ago

2014 - President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine is impeached by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by a vote of 328–0, fulfilling a major goal of the Euromaidan rebellion.

Events6 years ago

2015 - A ferry carrying 100 passengers capsizes in the Padma River, killing 70 people.

Events5 years ago

2018 - A man throws a grenade at the U.S embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro. He dies at the scene from a second explosion, with no one else hurt.

Events2 years ago


1028 - Al-Juwayni, Persian jurist and theologian (died 1085)

Births992 years ago

1040 - Rashi, French rabbi and author (d. 1105)

Births980 years ago
Births718 years ago
Births617 years ago

1440 - Ladislaus the Posthumous, Hungarian king (d. 1457)

Births580 years ago

1500 - Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian cardinal (d. 1564)

Births520 years ago

1514 - Tahmasp I, Iranian shah (d. 1576)

Births506 years ago

1520 - Moses Isserles, Polish rabbi (d. 1572)

Births500 years ago
Births470 years ago

1592 - Nicholas Ferrar, English scholar (d. 1637)

Births428 years ago

1631 - Peder Syv, Danish historian (d. 1702)

Births389 years ago

1649 - Bon Boullogne, French painter (d. 1717)

Births371 years ago

1715 - Charles-Nicolas Cochin, French artist (d. 1790)

Births305 years ago

1732 - George Washington, American general and politician, 1st President of the United States (d. 1799)

Births288 years ago

1749 - Johann Nikolaus Forkel, German musicologist and theorist (d. 1818)

Births271 years ago

1778 - Rembrandt Peale, American painter and curator (d. 1860)

Births242 years ago

1788 - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher and author (d. 1860)

Births232 years ago

1796 - Alexis Bachelot, French priest and missionary (d. 1837)

Births224 years ago

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

Births224 years ago

1805 - Sarah Fuller Flower Adams, English poet and hymnwriter (d. 1848)

Births215 years ago

1806 - Józef Kremer, Polish historian and philosopher (d. 1875)

Births214 years ago

1817 - Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician and academic (d. 1880)

Births203 years ago

1819 - James Russell Lowell, American poet and critic (d. 1891)

Births201 years ago

1824 - Pierre Janssen, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1907)

Births196 years ago

1825 - Jean-Baptiste Salpointe, French-American archbishop (d. 1898)

Births195 years ago

1836 - Mahesh Chandra Nyayratna Bhattacharyya, Indian scholar and academic (d. 1906)

Births184 years ago

1840 - August Bebel, German theorist and politician (d. 1913)

Births180 years ago

1849 - Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1915)

Births171 years ago
Births163 years ago

1857 - Heinrich Hertz, German physicist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1894)

Births163 years ago

1860 - Mary W. Bacheler, American physician and Baptist medical missionary (d. 1939)

Births160 years ago

1863 - Charles McLean Andrews, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1943)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Jules Renard, French author and playwright (d. 1910)

Births156 years ago

1876 - Zitkala-Sa, American author and activist (d. 1938)

Births144 years ago

1874 - Bill Klem, American baseball player and umpire (d. 1951)

Births146 years ago

1879 - Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Danish chemist and academic (d. 1947)

Births141 years ago

1881 - Joseph B. Ely, American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1956)

Births139 years ago

1881 - Albin Prepeluh, Slovenian journalist and politician (d. 1937)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Eric Gill, English sculptor and illustrator (d. 1940)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Marguerite Clark, American actress (d. 1940)

Births137 years ago

1886 - Hugo Ball, German author and poet (d. 1927)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Savielly Tartakower, Polish journalist, author, and chess player (d. 1956)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Pat Sullivan, Australian-American animator and producer (d. 1933)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Owen Brewster, American captain and politician, 54th Governor of Maine (d. 1961)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Olave Baden-Powell, English scout leader, founded the Girl Guides (d. 1977)

Births131 years ago

1889 - R. G. Collingwood, English historian and philosopher (d. 1943)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Vlas Chubar, Russian economist and politician (d. 1939)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet and playwright (d. 1950)

Births128 years ago

1895 - Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre, Peruvian politician (d. 1979)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (d. 1947)

Births123 years ago

1899 - George O'Hara, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1966)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Luis Buñuel, Spanish-Mexican director and producer (d. 1983)

Births120 years ago

1903 - Morley Callaghan, Canadian author and playwright (d. 1990)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Frank P. Ramsey, English economist, mathematician, and philosopher (d. 1930)

Births117 years ago

1906 - Constance Stokes, Australian painter (d. 1991)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Sheldon Leonard, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1997)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Robert Young, American actor (d. 1998)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Rómulo Betancourt, Venezuelan politician, 56th President of Venezuela (d. 1981)

Births112 years ago

1908 - John Mills, English soldier and actor (d. 2005)

Births112 years ago

1914 - Renato Dulbecco, Italian-American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Gus Lesnevich, American boxer (d. 1964)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Reed Crandall, American illustrator (d. 1982)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Sid Abel, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2000)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Don Pardo, American radio and television announcer (d. 2014)

Births102 years ago

1921 - Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Central African general and politician, 2nd President of the Central African Republic (d. 1996)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (d. 1994)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Marshall Teague, American race car driver (d. 1959)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Joe Wilder, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Bleddyn Williams, Welsh rugby player and sportscaster (d. 2009)

Births97 years ago

1923 - François Cavanna, French author and editor (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Edward Gorey, American illustrator and poet (d. 2000)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Gerald Stern, American poet and academic

Births95 years ago

1926 - Kenneth Williams, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1988)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Florencio Campomanes, Filipino political scientist and chess player (d. 2010)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Guy Mitchell, American singer (d. 1999)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Clarence 13X, American religious leader, founded the Nation of Gods and Earths (d. 1969)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Texas Johnny Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Paul Dooley, American actor

Births92 years ago

1928 - Bruce Forsyth, English singer and television host (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1929 - James Hong, American actor and director

Births91 years ago

1929 - Rebecca Schull, American stage, film, and television actress

Births91 years ago

1930 - Marni Nixon, American soprano and actress (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Ted Kennedy, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2009)

Births88 years ago
Births87 years ago

1933 - Sheila Hancock, English actress and author

Births87 years ago

1933 - Ernie K-Doe, American R&B singer (d. 2001)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Sparky Anderson, American baseball player and manager (d. 2010)

Births86 years ago

1936 - J. Michael Bishop, American microbiologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births84 years ago

1937 - Tommy Aaron, American golfer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Joanna Russ, American author and activist (d. 2011)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Steve Barber, American baseball player (d. 2007)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Ishmael Reed, American poet, novelist, essayist

Births82 years ago

1940 - Judy Cornwell, English actress

Births80 years ago

1940 - Chet Walker, American basketball player

Births80 years ago
Births79 years ago

1942 - Christine Keeler, English model and dancer (d. 2017)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Terry Eagleton, English philosopher and critic

Births77 years ago

1943 - Horst Köhler, Polish-German economist and politician, 9th President of Germany

Births77 years ago

1943 - Otoya Yamaguchi, Japanese assassin of Inejiro Asanuma (d. 1960)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Jonathan Demme, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Mick Green, English rock & roll guitarist (d. 2010)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Robert Kardashian, American lawyer and businessman (d. 2003)

Births76 years ago
Births76 years ago

1944 - Tom Okker, Dutch tennis player and painter

Births76 years ago

1945 - Oliver, American pop singer (d. 2000)

Births75 years ago

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

Births74 years ago

1947 - Pirjo Honkasalo, Finnish director, cinematographer, and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Harvey Mason, American drummer

Births73 years ago

1947 - John Radford, English footballer and manager

Births73 years ago

1947 - Frank Van Dun, Belgian philosopher and theorist

Births73 years ago

1949 - Niki Lauda, Austrian racing driver (d. 2019)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Olga Morozova, Russian tennis player and coach

Births71 years ago

1950 - Julius Erving, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births70 years ago

1950 - Lenny Kuhr, Dutch singer-songwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Miou-Miou, French actress

Births70 years ago

1950 - Genesis P-Orridge, English singer-songwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Julie Walters, English actress and author

Births70 years ago

1951 - Ellen Greene, American singer and actress

Births69 years ago

1952 - Bill Frist, American physician and politician

Births68 years ago

1953 - Nigel Planer, English actor and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1955 - David Axelrod, American journalist and political adviser

Births65 years ago

1955 - Tim Young, Canadian ice hockey player

Births65 years ago

1957 - Willie Smits, Dutch microbiologist and engineer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Dave Spitz, American bass player and songwriter

Births62 years ago

1959 - Jiří Čunek, Czech politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Kyle MacLachlan, American actor

Births61 years ago

1959 - Bronwyn Oliver, Australian sculptor (d. 2006)

Births61 years ago

1961 - Akira Takasaki, Japanese guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Steve Irwin, Australian zoologist and television host (d. 2006)

Births58 years ago

1963 - Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Transport

Births57 years ago

1963 - Devon Malcolm, Jamaican-English cricketer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Vijay Singh, Fijian-American golfer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Ed Boon, American video game designer, co-created Mortal Kombat

Births56 years ago

1964 - Diane Charlemagne, English singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

Births56 years ago

1965 - Chris Dudley, American basketball player and politician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Kieren Fallon, Irish jockey

Births55 years ago

1965 - Pat LaFontaine, American ice hockey player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Rachel Dratch, American actress and comedian

Births54 years ago

1966 - Thorsten Kaye, German-English actor

Births54 years ago

1967 - Psicosis II, Mexican wrestler

Births53 years ago

1968 - Shawn Graham, Canadian politician, 31st Premier of New Brunswick

Births52 years ago

1968 - Bradley Nowell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1996)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jeri Ryan, American model and actress

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jayson Williams, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1969 - Thomas Jane, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Brian Laudrup, Danish footballer and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1969 - Marc Wilmots, Belgian footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1971 - Super Caló, Mexican wrestler

Births49 years ago

1971 - Lea Salonga, Filipino actress and singer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Michael Chang, American tennis player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Claudia Pechstein, German speed skater

Births48 years ago

1973 - Philippe Gaumont, French cyclist (d. 2013)

Births47 years ago

1973 - Juninho Paulista, Brazilian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Scott Phillips, American drummer and producer

Births47 years ago

1974 - James Blunt, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births46 years ago

1974 - Chris Moyles, English radio and television host

Births46 years ago

1975 - Drew Barrymore, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births45 years ago

1977 - Timo Rose, German actor, director, and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Hakan Yakin, Swiss footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Jenny Frost, English singer and dancer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Brett Emerton, Australian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Lee Na-young, South Korean actress

Births41 years ago

1980 - Shamari Fears, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kang Sung-hoon, South Korean singer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jeanette Biedermann, German singer-songwriter and actress

Births40 years ago

1983 - Shaun Tait, Australian cricketer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Tommy Bowe, Irish rugby player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Branislav Ivanović, Serbian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Hameur Bouazza, Algerian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Georgios Printezis, Greek basketball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Rajon Rondo, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Han Hyo-joo, South Korean actress and model

Births33 years ago

1987 - Sergio Romero, Argentinian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Jonathan Borlée, Belgian sprinter

Births32 years ago

1988 - Efraín Juárez, Mexican footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Sebastian Tyrała, Polish-German footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Franco Vázquez, Argentinian footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Luca Profeta, Italian footballer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Alexander Merkel, Kazakhstani-German footballer

Births28 years ago


556 - Maximianus, bishop of Ravenna (b. 499)


606 - Sabinian, pope of the Catholic Church


793 - Sicga, Anglo-Saxon nobleman and regicide


845 - Wang, Chinese empress dowager


954 - Guo Wei, Chinese emperor (b. 904)


965 - Otto, duke of Burgundy (b. 944)


970 - García I, king of Pamplona


978 - Lambert, count of Chalon (b. 930)


1071 - Arnulf III, count of Flanders

Deaths949 years ago

1072 - Peter Damian, Italian cardinal

Deaths948 years ago

1079 - John of Fécamp, Italian Benedictine abbot

Deaths941 years ago

1111 - Roger Borsa, king of Sicily (b. 1078)

Deaths909 years ago

1297 - Margaret of Cortona, Italian penitent (b. 1247)

Deaths723 years ago

1371 - David II, king of Scotland (b. 1324)

Deaths649 years ago
Deaths568 years ago

1500 - Gerhard VI, German nobleman (b. 1430)

Deaths520 years ago

1511 - Henry, duke of Cornwall (b. 1511)

Deaths509 years ago

1512 - Amerigo Vespucci, Italian cartographer and explorer (b. 1454)

Deaths508 years ago

1627 - Olivier van Noort, Dutch explorer (b. 1558)

Deaths393 years ago

1674 - Jean Chapelain, French poet and critic (b. 1595)

Deaths346 years ago

1680 - La Voisin, French occultist (b. 1640)

Deaths340 years ago

1690 - Charles Le Brun, French painter and theorist (b. 1619)

Deaths330 years ago

1731 - Frederik Ruysch, Dutch physician and anatomist (b. 1638)

Deaths289 years ago

1732 - Francis Atterbury, English bishop (b. 1663)

Deaths288 years ago

1799 - Heshen, Chinese politician (b. 1750)

Deaths221 years ago

1816 - Adam Ferguson, Scottish historian and philosopher (b. 1723)

Deaths204 years ago

1875 - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French painter and illustrator (b. 1796)

Deaths145 years ago

1875 - Charles Lyell, Scottish-English geologist and lawyer (b. 1797)

Deaths145 years ago

1888 - Anna Kingsford, English physician and activist (b. 1846)

Deaths132 years ago

1890 - John Jacob Astor III, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1822)

Deaths130 years ago

1890 - Carl Bloch, Danish painter and academic (b. 1834)

Deaths130 years ago

1897 - Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker and acrobat (b. 1824)

Deaths123 years ago

1898 - Heungseon Daewongun, Korean king (b. 1820)

Deaths122 years ago

1903 - Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer (b. 1860)

Deaths117 years ago

1904 - Leslie Stephen, English historian, author, and critic (b. 1832)

Deaths116 years ago

1913 - Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist and author (b. 1857)

Deaths107 years ago

1913 - Francisco I. Madero, Mexican president and author (b. 1873)

Deaths107 years ago
Deaths97 years ago

1939 - Antonio Machado, Spanish-French poet and author (b. 1875)

Deaths81 years ago

1942 - Stefan Zweig, Austrian journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1881)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Christoph Probst, German activist (b. 1919)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Hans Scholl, German activist (b. 1918)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Sophie Scholl, German activist (b. 1921)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Kasturba Gandhi, Indian activist (b. 1869)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Osip Brik, Russian avant garde writer and literary critic (b. 1888)

Deaths75 years ago

1958 - Abul Kalam Azad, Indian scholar and politician, Indian Minister of Education (b. 1888)

Deaths62 years ago

1960 - Paul-Émile Borduas, Canadian-French painter and critic (b. 1905)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Nick LaRocca, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1889)

Deaths59 years ago

1965 - Felix Frankfurter, Austrian-American lawyer and jurist (b. 1882)

Deaths55 years ago

1971 - Frédéric Mariotti, French actor (b. 1883)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Premier of Quebec (b. 1916)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish author (b. 1899)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Katina Paxinou, Greek actress (b. 1900)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Winthrop Rockefeller, American colonel and politician, 37th Governor of Arkansas (b. 1912)

Deaths47 years ago

1976 - Angela Baddeley, English actress (b. 1904)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Florence Ballard, American singer (b. 1943)

Deaths44 years ago

1980 - Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian painter, poet and playwright (b. 1886)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Josh Malihabadi, Indian-Pakistani poet and author (b. 1898)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Adrian Boult, English conductor (b. 1889)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (b. 1913)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Salvador Espriu, Spanish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1913)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Efrem Zimbalist, Russian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1889)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - John Donnelly, Australian rugby league player (b. 1955)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - David Susskind, American talk show host and producer (b. 1920)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Andy Warhol, American painter and photographer (b. 1928)

Deaths33 years ago

1992 - Markos Vafiadis, Greek general and politician (b. 1906)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Papa John Creach, American violinist (b. 1917)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Ed Flanders, American actor (b. 1934)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Joseph Aiuppa, American gangster (b. 1907)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Abraham A. Ribicoff, American lawyer and politician, 4th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (b. 1910)

Deaths22 years ago

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

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)

Deaths21 years ago

2002 - Roden Cutler, Australian lieutenant and politician, 32nd Governor of New South Wales (b. 1916)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Chuck Jones, American animator, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Jonas Savimbi, Angolan general, founded UNITA (b. 1934)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Andy Seminick, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1920)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Lee Eun-ju, South Korean actress and singer (b. 1980)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Simone Simon, French actress (b. 1910)

Deaths15 years ago
Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Dennis Johnson, American basketball player and coach (b. 1954)

Deaths13 years ago

2012 - Sukhbir, Indian author and poet (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Frank Carson, Irish-English comedian and actor (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Marie Colvin, American journalist (b. 1956)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Rémi Ochlik, French photographer and journalist (b. 1983)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Dutch speed skater (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jean-Louis Michon, French-Swiss scholar and translator (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Wolfgang Sawallisch, German pianist and conductor (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Charlotte Dawson, New Zealand–Australian television host (b. 1966)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Trebor Jay Tichenor, American pianist and composer (b. 1940)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist, poet, and illustrator (b. 1915)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Chris Rainbow, Scottish singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1946)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Yolande Fox, American model and singer, Miss America 1951 (b. 1928)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Sonny James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1928)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Forges, Spanish cartoonist (b. 1942)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Brody Stevens, American comedian and actor (b. 1970)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Morgan Woodward, American actor (b. 1925)

Deaths1 years ago

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