Holidays and observances

The Emperor's Birthday, birthday of Naruhito, the current Emperor of Japan (Japan)

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Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy in the former Soviet Union, also held in various former Soviet republics:Defender of the Fatherland Day (Russia)

Holidays and observances

Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy in the former Soviet Union, also held in various former Soviet republics:Defender of the Fatherland and Armed Forces day (Belarus)

Holidays and observances

Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy in the former Soviet Union, also held in various former Soviet republics:Armed Forces Day (Tajikistan) (Tajikistan)

Holidays and observances


303 - Roman emperor Diocletian orders the destruction of the Christian church in Nicomedia, beginning eight years of Diocletianic Persecution.


1455 - Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type.

Events565 years ago

1554 - Mapuche forces, under the leadership of Lautaro, score a victory over the Spanish at the Battle of Marihueñu in Chile.

Events466 years ago

1653 - The Ballet Royal de la Nuit is first performed at the Salle du Petit-Bourbon in Paris.

Events367 years ago

1739 - At York Castle, the outlaw Dick Turpin is identified by his former schoolteacher. Turpin had been using the name Richard Palmer.

Events281 years ago
Events242 years ago

1820 - Cato Street Conspiracy: A plot to murder all the British cabinet ministers is exposed.

Events200 years ago
Events184 years ago

1847 - Mexican–American War: Battle of Buena Vista: In Mexico, American troops under future president General Zachary Taylor defeat Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.

Events173 years ago

1854 - The official independence of the Orange Free State is declared.

Events166 years ago

1861 - President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after the thwarting of an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland.

Events159 years ago

1870 - Reconstruction Era: Post-U.S. Civil War military control of Mississippi ends and it is readmitted to the Union.

Events150 years ago

1883 - Alabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an anti-trust law.

Events137 years ago

1885 - Sino-French War: French Army gains an important victory in the Battle of Đồng Đăng in the Tonkin region of Vietnam.

Events135 years ago

1886 - Charles Martin Hall produced the first samples of aluminium from the electrolysis of aluminium oxide, after several years of intensive work. He was assisted in this project by his older sister, Julia Brainerd Hall.

Events134 years ago

1887 - The French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000.

Events133 years ago

1898 - Émile Zola is imprisoned in France after writing J'Accuse…!, a letter accusing the French government of antisemitism and wrongfully imprisoning Captain Alfred Dreyfus.

Events122 years ago

1900 - Second Boer War: During the Battle of the Tugela Heights, the first British attempt to take Hart's Hill fails.

Events120 years ago

1903 - Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States "in perpetuity".

Events117 years ago

1905 - Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen meet for lunch to form the Rotary Club, the world's first service club.

Events115 years ago

1909 - The AEA Silver Dart makes the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire.

Events111 years ago

1917 - First demonstrations in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The beginning of the February Revolution (March 8 in the Gregorian calendar).

Events103 years ago

1927 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill by Congress establishing the Federal Radio Commission (later replaced by the Federal Communications Commission) which was to regulate the use of radio frequencies in the United States.

Events93 years ago

1927 - German theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg writes a letter to fellow physicist Wolfgang Pauli, in which he describes his uncertainty principle for the first time.

Events93 years ago

1934 - Leopold III becomes King of Belgium.

Events86 years ago

1941 - Plutonium is first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.

Events79 years ago
Events78 years ago

1943 - A fire breaks out at Saint Joseph's Orphanage, County Cavan, Ireland, killing 35 children and one adult.

Events77 years ago
Events77 years ago

1944 - The Soviet Union begins the forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people from the North Caucasus to Central Asia.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines and a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: The 11th Airborne Division, with Filipino guerrillas, free the captives of the Los Baños internment camp.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is liberated by combined Filipino and American forces.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Capitulation of German garrison in Poznań. The city is liberated by Soviet and Polish forces.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: The German town of Pforzheim is annihilated in a raid by 379 British bombers.

Events75 years ago
Events73 years ago

1954 - The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine begins in Pittsburgh.

Events66 years ago

1966 - In Syria, Ba'ath Party member Salah Jadid leads an intra-party military coup that replaces the previous government of General Amin al-Hafiz, also a Baathist.

Events54 years ago

1974 - The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst.

Events46 years ago

1980 - Iran hostage crisis: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini states that Iran's parliament will decide the fate of the American embassy hostages.

Events40 years ago

1981 - In Spain, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'état by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies.

Events39 years ago

1983 - The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.

Events37 years ago
Events33 years ago

1991 - In Thailand, General Sunthorn Kongsompong leads a bloodless coup d'état, deposing Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan.

Events29 years ago

1998 - In the United States, tornadoes in central Florida destroy or damage 2,600 structures and kill 42 people.

Events22 years ago

1999 - Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.

Events21 years ago

2007 - A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 88. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.

Events13 years ago

2008 - A United States Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber crashes on Guam, marking the first operational loss of a B-2.

Events12 years ago

2010 - Unknown criminals pour more than 2​⁄2 million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in northern Italy, sparking an environmental disaster.

Events10 years ago

2012 - A series of attacks across Iraq leave at least 83 killed and more than 250 injured.

Events8 years ago

2017 - The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army captures Al-Bab from ISIL.

Events3 years ago

2019 - Atlas Air Flight 3591 crashes into Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, killing all three people on board.

Events1 years ago


1417 - Pope Paul II (d. 1471)

Births603 years ago

1417 - Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1479)

Births603 years ago

1443 - Matthias Corvinus, Hungarian king (d. 1490)

Births577 years ago

1529 - Onofrio Panvinio, Italian historian (d. 1568)

Births491 years ago

1539 - Henry XI of Legnica, thrice Duke of Legnica (d. 1588)

Births481 years ago

1539 - Salima Sultan Begum, Empress of the Mughal Empire (d. 1612)

Births481 years ago

1583 - Jean-Baptiste Morin, French mathematician, astrologer, and astronomer (d. 1656)

Births437 years ago

1592 - Balthazar Gerbier, Dutch painter (d. 1663)

Births428 years ago

1633 - Samuel Pepys, English diarist and politician (d. 1703)

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

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1685 - George Frideric Handel, German-English organist and composer (d. 1759)

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1723 - Richard Price, Welsh-English minister and philosopher (d. 1791)

Births297 years ago

1744 - Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German banker and businessman (d. 1812)

Births276 years ago

1792 - José Joaquín de Herrera, Mexican politician and general. President three times (1844–1854) (d. 1854)

Births228 years ago

1831 - Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Dutch painter (d. 1915)

Births189 years ago

1840 - Carl Menger, Austrian economist and educator (d. 1921)

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1842 - Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher and author (d. 1906)

Births178 years ago

1850 - César Ritz, Swiss businessman, founded The Ritz Hotel, London and Hôtel Ritz Paris (d. 1918)

Births170 years ago

1868 - W. E. B. Du Bois, American sociologist, historian, and activist (d. 1963)

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1868 - Anna Hofman-Uddgren, Swedish actress, singer, and director (d. 1947)

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1873 - Liang Qichao, Chinese journalist, philosopher, and scholar (d. 1929)

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1874 - Konstantin Päts, Estonian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Estonia (d. 1956)

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1878 - Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian painter and theorist (d. 1935)

Births142 years ago

1883 - Karl Jaspers, German-Swiss psychiatrist and philosopher (d. 1969)

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1883 - Guy C. Wiggins, American painter (d. 1962)

Births137 years ago

1889 - Musidora, French actress and director (d. 1957)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Cyril Delevanti, English-American actor (d. 1975)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Victor Fleming, American director, cinematographer, and producer (d. 1949)

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1889 - John Gilbert Winant, American captain, pilot, and politician, 60th Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1947)

Births131 years ago

1892 - Kathleen Harrison, English actress (d. 1995)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Agnes Smedley, American journalist and writer (d. 1950)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Harold Horder, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1978)

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1899 - Erich Kästner, German author and poet (d. 1974)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Norman Taurog, American director and screenwriter (d. 1981)

Births121 years ago

1904 - Terence Fisher, English director and screenwriter (d. 1980)

Births116 years ago

1904 - William L. Shirer, American journalist and historian (d. 1993)

Births116 years ago

1908 - William McMahon, Australian lawyer and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1988)

Births112 years ago

1915 - Jon Hall, American actor and director (d. 1979)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Paul Tibbets, American general and pilot (d. 2007)

Births105 years ago

1919 - Johnny Carey, Irish footballer and manager (d. 1995)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Paul Gérin-Lajoie, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2018)

Births100 years ago

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

Births97 years ago

1923 - Ioannis Grivas, Greek judge and politician, 176th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2016)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Dante Lavelli, American football player (d. 2009)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Clarence D. Lester, African-American fighter pilot (d.1986)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Mary Francis Shura, American author (d. 1991)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Allan McLeod Cormack, South-African-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Louis Stokes, American lawyer and politician (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Régine Crespin, French soprano and actress (d. 2007)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Hans Herrmann, German race car driver

Births92 years ago

1928 - Vasily Lazarev, Russian colonel, physician, and astronaut (d. 1990)

Births92 years ago
Births91 years ago

1929 - Elston Howard, American baseball player and coach (d. 1980)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Paul West, English-American author, poet, and academic (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Tom Wesselmann, American painter and sculptor (d. 2004)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Majel Barrett, American actress and producer (d. 2008)

Births88 years ago

1937 - Tom Osborne, American football player, coach, and politician

Births83 years ago

1938 - Sylvia Chase, American broadcast journalist (d. 2019)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Paul Morrissey, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births82 years ago

1938 - Diane Varsi, American actress (d. 1992)

Births82 years ago

1940 - Peter Fonda, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2019)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jackie Smith, American football player

Births80 years ago

1941 - Ron Hunt, American baseball player

Births79 years ago

1943 - Fred Biletnikoff, American football player and coach

Births77 years ago

1943 - Bobby Mitchell, American golfer

Births77 years ago

1944 - Bernard Cornwell, English author and educator

Births76 years ago

1944 - Florian Fricke, German keyboard player and composer (d. 2001)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Johnny Winter, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2014)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Allan Boesak, South African cleric and politician

Births75 years ago

1946 - Rusty Young, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births74 years ago
Births73 years ago

1947 - Anton Mosimann, Swiss chef and author

Births73 years ago

1948 - Bill Alexander, English director and producer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Trevor Cherry, English footballer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Steve Priest, English singer-songwriter and bass player

Births72 years ago

1949 - César Aira, Argentinian author and translator

Births71 years ago

1949 - Marc Garneau, Canadian engineer, astronaut, and politician

Births71 years ago

1950 - Rebecca Goldstein, American philosopher and author

Births70 years ago

1951 - Eddie Dibbs, American tennis player

Births69 years ago

1951 - Debbie Friedman, American singer-songwriter of Jewish melodies (d. 2011)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Ed "Too Tall" Jones, American football player and boxer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Patricia Richardson, American actress

Births69 years ago

1952 - Brad Whitford, American guitarist and songwriter

Births68 years ago

1953 - Kenny Bee, Hong Kong singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Satoru Nakajima, Japanese race car driver

Births67 years ago

1954 - Rajini Thiranagama, Sri Lankan physician and academic (d. 1989)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Viktor Yushchenko, Ukrainian captain and politician, 3rd President of Ukraine

Births66 years ago

1955 - Howard Jones, English singer-songwriter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Flip Saunders, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Sandra Osborne, Scottish politician

Births64 years ago

1958 - David Sylvian, English singer-songwriter

Births62 years ago

1959 - Clayton Anderson, American engineer and astronaut

Births61 years ago

1959 - Nick de Bois, English politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Ian Liddell-Grainger, Scottish soldier and politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Linda Nolan, Irish singer and actress

Births61 years ago
Births60 years ago

1962 - Michael Wilton, American guitarist

Births58 years ago

1963 - Bobby Bonilla, American baseball player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Radosław Sikorski, Polish journalist and politician, 11th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland

Births57 years ago

1964 - John Norum, Norwegian guitarist and songwriter

Births56 years ago

1965 - Michael Dell, American businessman

Births55 years ago

1965 - Helena Suková, Czech-Monacan tennis player

Births55 years ago

1967 - Steve Stricker, American golfer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Chris Vrenna, American drummer, songwriter, and producer

Births53 years ago

1969 - Michael Campbell, New Zealand golfer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Martine Croxall, English journalist and television news presenter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Daymond John, American fashion designer and businessman, founded FUBU

Births51 years ago

1970 - Niecy Nash, American actress and producer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Carin Koch, Swedish golfer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Melinda Messenger, English model and television host

Births49 years ago

1971 - Joe-Max Moore, American soccer player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Alessandro Sturba, Italian footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Rondell White, American baseball player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Jeff Nordgaard, American-Polish basketball player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Herschelle Gibbs, South African cricketer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Robbi Kempson, South African rugby player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Michael Cornacchia, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ryan McCourt, Canadian artist

Births45 years ago

1976 - Scott Elarton, American baseball player and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kelly Macdonald, Scottish actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jeff O'Neill, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1977 - Kristina Šmigun-Vähi, Estonian skier

Births43 years ago

1978 - Residente, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Dan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2003)

Births42 years ago

1979 - S. E. Cupp, American journalist and author

Births41 years ago

1981 - Gareth Barry, English footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Josh Gad, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Charles Tillman, American football player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Adam Hann-Byrd, American actor and screenwriter

Births38 years ago

1983 - Mido, Egyptian footballer and sportscaster

Births37 years ago

1983 - Aziz Ansari, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Emily Blunt, English actress

Births37 years ago

1986 - Emerson Conceição, Brazilian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Skylar Grey, American singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kazuya Kamenashi, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jerod Mayo, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ola Svensson, Swedish singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1987 - Ab-Soul, American rapper

Births33 years ago

1987 - Theophilus London, Trinidadian-American singer-songwriter and producer

Births33 years ago
Births33 years ago

1988 - Nicolás Gaitán, Argentinian footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Evan Bates, American ice dancer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jérémy Pied, French footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Kevin Connauton, Canadian ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Terry Hawkridge, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Marco Scandella, Canadian ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1992 - Casemiro, Brazilian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Greek footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Chris Grevsmuhl, Australian rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Dakota Fanning, American actress

Births26 years ago

1995 - Andrew Wiggins, Canadian basketball player

Births25 years ago


715 - Al-Walid I, Umayyad caliph (b. 668)


908 - Li Keyong, Shatuo military governor during the Tang Dynasty in China (b. 856)


943 - David I, prince of Tao-Klarjeti (Georgia)

Deaths1077 years ago

1011 - Willigis, German archbishop (b. 940)

Deaths1009 years ago

1100 - Emperor Zhezong of Song (b. 1076)

Deaths920 years ago

1270 - Isabel of France (b. 1225)

Deaths750 years ago
Deaths573 years ago

1447 - Pope Eugene IV (b. 1383)

Deaths573 years ago
Deaths556 years ago
Deaths547 years ago

1526 - Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies (b. c. 1479)

Deaths494 years ago
Deaths466 years ago

1603 - Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519)

Deaths417 years ago

1603 - Franciscus Vieta, French mathematician (b. 1540)

Deaths417 years ago

1620 - Nicholas Fuller, English politician (b. 1543)

Deaths400 years ago

1704 - Georg Muffat, French organist and composer (b. 1653)

Deaths316 years ago

1766 - Stanisław Leszczyński, Polish king (b. 1677)

Deaths254 years ago

1781 - George Taylor, Irish-American blacksmith and politician (b. 1716)

Deaths239 years ago

1792 - Joshua Reynolds, English painter and academic (b. 1723)

Deaths228 years ago

1821 - John Keats, English poet (b. 1795)

Deaths199 years ago

1848 - John Quincy Adams, American politician, 6th President of the United States (b. 1767)

Deaths172 years ago

1855 - Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, astronomer, and physicist (b. 1777)

Deaths165 years ago

1859 - Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1812)

Deaths161 years ago

1879 - Albrecht von Roon, Prussian soldier and politician, 10th Minister President of Prussia (b. 1803)

Deaths141 years ago

1897 - Woldemar Bargiel, German composer and educator (b. 1828)

Deaths123 years ago

1900 - Ernest Dowson, English poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1867)

Deaths120 years ago

1908 - Friedrich von Esmarch, German surgeon and academic (b. 1823)

Deaths112 years ago

1930 - Horst Wessel, German SA officer (b. 1907)

Deaths90 years ago

1931 - Nellie Melba, Australian soprano and actress (b. 1861)

Deaths89 years ago

1934 - Edward Elgar, English composer and academic (b. 1857)

Deaths86 years ago

1944 - Leo Baekeland, Belgian-American chemist and engineer (b. 1863)

Deaths76 years ago

1946 - Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (b. 1885)

Deaths74 years ago

1948 - John Robert Gregg, Irish-American publisher and educator (b. 1866)

Deaths72 years ago

1955 - Paul Claudel, French poet and playwright (b. 1868)

Deaths65 years ago

1965 - Stan Laurel, English actor and comedian (b. 1890)

Deaths55 years ago

1969 - Madhubala, Indian actress and producer (b. 1933)

Deaths51 years ago
Deaths51 years ago

1973 - Dickinson W. Richards, American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Harry Ruby, American composer and screenwriter (b. 1895)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - L. S. Lowry, English painter (b. 1887)

Deaths44 years ago

1979 - W. A. C. Bennett, Canadian businessman and politician, 25th Premier of British Columbia (b. 1900)

Deaths41 years ago

1983 - Herbert Howells, English organist and composer (b. 1892)

Deaths37 years ago

1990 - José Napoleón Duarte, Salvadoran engineer and politician, President of El Salvador (b. 1925)

Deaths30 years ago

1995 - James Herriot, English veterinarian and author (b. 1916)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Tony Williams, American drummer, composer, and producer (b. 1945)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Philip Abbott, American actor and director (b. 1924)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - The Renegade, American wrestler (b. 1965)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Ofra Haza, Israeli singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1957)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Stanley Matthews, English footballer and manager (b. 1915)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Howie Epstein, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (b. 1955)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Robert K. Merton, American sociologist and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Vijay Anand, Indian director, producer, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1934)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Sikander Bakht, Indian politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (b. 1918)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Telmo Zarra, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - John Ritchie, English footballer (b. 1941)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Janez Drnovšek, Slovenian economist and politician, 2nd President of Slovenia (b. 1950)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Paul Frère, Belgian race car driver and journalist (b. 1917)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Orlando Zapata, Cuban plumber and activist (b. 1967)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Nirmala Srivastava, Indian religious leader, founded Sahaja Yoga (b. 1923)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - William Raggio, American lawyer and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - David Sayre, American physicist and mathematician (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Kazimierz Żygulski, Polish sociologist and activist (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Eugene Bookhammer, American soldier and politician, 18th Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Joseph Friedenson, Holocaust survivor, Holocaust historian, Yiddish writer, lecturer and editor (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Julien Ries, Belgian cardinal (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lotika Sarkar, Indian lawyer and academic (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Alice Herz-Sommer, Czech-English Holocaust survivor, pianist and educator (b. 1903)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Roger Hilsman, American soldier, academic, and politician (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - James Aldridge, Australian-English journalist and author (b. 1918)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Rana Bhagwandas, Pakistani lawyer and judge, Chief Justice of Pakistan (b. 1942)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - W. E. "Bill" Dykes, American soldier and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Peter Lustig, German television host and author (b. 1937)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Jacqueline Mattson, American baseball player (b. 1928)

Deaths4 years ago

2019 - Katherine Helmond, American actress (b. 1929)

Deaths1 years ago

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Polycarp of Smyrna

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