Holidays and observances

The first day of Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá'í Faith) (Please note that this observance is only locked into this date the Gregorian calendar on this date if Bahá'í Naw-Rúz takes place on March 21, which it doesn't in all years)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


747 BC - Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy's Nabonassar Era.


364 - Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman emperor.


1233 - Mongol–Jin War: The Mongols capture Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin dynasty, after besieging it for months.

Events787 years ago

1266 - Battle of Benevento: An army led by Charles, Count of Anjou, defeats a combined German and Sicilian force led by Manfred, King of Sicily. Manfred is killed in the battle and Pope Clement IV invests Charles as king of Sicily and Naples.

Events754 years ago

1606 - The Janszoon voyage of 1605–06 becomes the first European expedition to sight Australia, although it is mistaken as a part of New Guinea.

Events414 years ago

1616 - Galileo Galilei is formally banned by the Roman Catholic Church from teaching or defending the view that the earth orbits the sun.

Events404 years ago

1794 - The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen burns down.

Events226 years ago

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.

Events205 years ago

1876 - Japan and Korea sign a treaty granting Japanese citizens extraterritoriality rights, opening three ports to Japanese trade, and ending Korea's status as a tributary state of Qing dynasty China.

Events144 years ago

1909 - Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.

Events111 years ago

1914 - HMHS Britannic, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.

Events106 years ago

1919 - President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of Congress establishing the Grand Canyon National Park.

Events101 years ago

1929 - President Calvin Coolidge signs an executive order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

Events91 years ago

1935 - Adolf Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to be re-formed, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.

Events85 years ago

1935 - Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of radar in the United Kingdom.

Events85 years ago

1936 - In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.

Events84 years ago

1952 - Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.

Events68 years ago

1960 - A New York-bound Alitalia airliner crashes into a cemetery in Shannon, Ireland, shortly after takeoff, killing 34 of the 52 persons on board.

Events60 years ago

1966 - Apollo program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket

Events54 years ago

1971 - U.N. Secretary-General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.

Events49 years ago

1979 - The Superliner railcar enters revenue service with Amtrak.

Events41 years ago

1980 - Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.

Events40 years ago

1987 - Iran–Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.

Events33 years ago

1992 - Nagorno-Karabakh War: Khojaly Massacre: Armenian armed forces open fire on Azeri civilians at a military post outside the town of Khojaly leaving hundreds dead.

Events28 years ago

1993 - World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing six and injuring over a thousand people.

Events27 years ago

1995 - The UK's oldest investment banking institute, Barings Bank, collapses after a rogue securities broker Nick Leeson loses $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange using futures contracts.

Events25 years ago

2008 - The New York Philharmonic performs in Pyongyang, North Korea; this is the first event of its kind to take place in North Korea.

Events12 years ago

2012 - Trayvon Martin was shot and killed at the age of 17 in Sanford, Florida.

Events8 years ago

2012 - A train derails in Burlington, Ontario, Canada killing at least three people and injuring 45.

Events8 years ago
Events7 years ago


Births659 years ago
Births604 years ago

1564 - Christopher Marlowe, English playwright, poet and translator (d. 1593)

Births456 years ago
Births436 years ago

1587 - Stefano Landi, Italian composer and educator (d. 1639)

Births433 years ago

1629 - Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll, Scottish peer (d. 1685)

Births391 years ago

1671 - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English philosopher and politician (d. 1713)

Births349 years ago

1672 - Antoine Augustin Calmet, French monk and theologian (d. 1757)

Births348 years ago

1677 - Nicola Fago, Italian composer and teacher (d. 1745)

Births343 years ago

1715 - Claude Adrien Helvétius, French philosopher (d. 1771)

Births305 years ago

1718 - Johan Ernst Gunnerus, Norwegian bishop, botanist and zoologist (d. 1773)

Births302 years ago

1720 - Gian Francesco Albani, Italian cardinal (d. 1803)

Births300 years ago
Births274 years ago

1770 - Anton Reicha, Bohemian composer and flautist (d. 1836)

Births250 years ago

1777 - Matija Nenadović, Serbian priest, historian, and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 1854)

Births243 years ago

1786 - François Arago, French mathematician and politician, 25th Prime Minister of France (d. 1853)

Births234 years ago

1799 - Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, French physicist and engineer (d. 1864)

Births221 years ago

1802 - Victor Hugo, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1885)

Births218 years ago

1808 - Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)

Births212 years ago

1808 - Nathan Kelley, American architect, designed the Ohio Statehouse (d. 1871)

Births212 years ago

1829 - Levi Strauss, German-American fashion designer, founded Levi Strauss & Co. (d. 1902)

Births191 years ago

1842 - Camille Flammarion, French astronomer and author (d. 1925)

Births178 years ago

1846 - Buffalo Bill, American soldier and hunter (d. 1917)

Births174 years ago

1852 - John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon, co-created Corn flakes (d. 1943)

Births168 years ago

1857 - Émile Coué, French psychologist and pharmacist (d. 1926)

Births163 years ago
Births159 years ago

1861 - Nadezhda Krupskaya, Russian soldier and politician (d. 1939)

Births159 years ago

1866 - Herbert Henry Dow, Canadian-American businessman, founded the Dow Chemical Company (d. 1930)

Births154 years ago

1877 - Henry Barwell, Australian politician, 28th Premier of South Australia (d. 1959)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Rudolph Dirks, German-American illustrator (d. 1968)

Births143 years ago

1879 - Frank Bridge, English viola player and composer (d. 1941)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Kenneth Edgeworth, Irish astronomer (d. 1972)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Janus Djurhuus, Faroese poet (d. 1948)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (d. 1968)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Aleksandras Stulginskis, Lithuanian farmer and politician, 2nd President of Lithuania (d. 1969)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player and coach (d. 1950)

Births133 years ago

1887 - William Frawley, American actor and vaudevillian (d. 1966)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Stefan Grabiński, Polish author and educator (d. 1936)

Births133 years ago

1893 - Wallace Fard Muhammad, American religious leader, founded the Nation of Islam (disappeared 1934)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Dorothy Whipple, English novelist (d. 1966)

Births127 years ago

1896 - Andrei Zhdanov, Ukrainian-Russian civil servant and politician (d. 1948)

Births124 years ago

1899 - Max Petitpierre, Swiss jurist and politician, 54th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1994)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Halina Konopacka, Polish discus thrower and poet (d. 1989)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Fritz Wiessner, German-American mountaineer (d. 1988)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Jean Bruller, French author and illustrator, co-founded Les Éditions de Minuit (d. 1991)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Giulio Natta, Italian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Orde Wingate, English general (d. 1944)

Births117 years ago

1906 - Madeleine Carroll, English actress (d. 1987)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Tex Avery, American animator, producer, and voice actor (d. 1980)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Nestor Mesta Chayres, Mexican operatic tenor and bolero vocalist (d. 1971)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (d. 1949)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Fanny Cradock, English chef, author, and critic (d. 1994)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Talal of Jordan (d. 1972)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Vic Woodley, English footballer (d. 1978)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Tarō Okamoto, Japanese painter and sculptor (d. 1996)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Dane Clark, American actor and director (d. 1998)

Births108 years ago

1913 - George Barker, English author and poet (d. 1991)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Robert Alda, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1986)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Jackie Gleason, American actor and singer (d. 1987)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Pyotr Masherov, Leader of Soviet Belarus from 1965 to 1980 (d. 1980)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Otis R. Bowen, American physician and politician, 44th Governor of Indiana (d. 2013)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Theodore Sturgeon, American author and critic (d. 1985)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Mason Adams, American actor (d. 2005)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Danny Gardella, American baseball player and trainer (d. 2005)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Tony Randall, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2004)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist and author (d. 2006)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (d. 2007)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer and businessman (d. 2007)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Margaret Leighton, English actress (d. 1976)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Noboru Takeshita, Japanese soldier and politician, 74th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2000)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Marc Bucci, American composer, lyricist, and dramatist (d. 2002)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Everton Weekes, Barbadian cricketer and referee

Births95 years ago

1926 - Doris Belack, American actress (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Verne Gagne, American football player, wrestler, and trainer (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Tom Kennedy, American game show host and actor

Births93 years ago

1928 - Fats Domino, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Ariel Sharon, Israeli general and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1931 - Ally MacLeod, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2004)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Robert Novak, American journalist and author (d. 2009)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Josephine Tewson, English actress

Births89 years ago

1932 - Johnny Cash, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2003)

Births88 years ago

1933 - James Goldsmith, French-British businessman and politician (d. 1997)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Algerian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births86 years ago

1936 - José Policarpo, Portuguese cardinal (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Paul Dickson, American football player and coach (d. 2011)

Births83 years ago

1939 - Chuck Wepner, American professional boxer

Births81 years ago

1940 - Oldřich Kulhánek, Czech painter, illustrator, and stage designer (d. 2013)

Births80 years ago

1942 - Jozef Adamec, Slovak footballer and manager (d. 2018)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Paul Cotton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Bill Duke, American actor and director

Births77 years ago

1943 - Dante Ferretti, Italian art director and costume designer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Bob "The Bear" Hite, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1981)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Christopher Hope, South African author and poet

Births76 years ago

1944 - Ronald Lauder, American businessman and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Austria

Births76 years ago

1945 - Peter Brock, Australian race car driver (d. 2006)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Marta Kristen, Norwegian-American actress

Births75 years ago

1945 - Mitch Ryder, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Colin Bell, English footballer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Sandie Shaw, English singer and psychotherapist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Sharyn McCrumb, American author

Births72 years ago

1949 - Simon Crean, Australian trade union leader and politician, 14th Australian Minister for the Arts

Births71 years ago

1949 - Elizabeth George, American author and educator

Births71 years ago

1949 - Emma Kirkby, English soprano

Births71 years ago

1950 - Jonathan Cain, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Helen Clark, New Zealand academic and politician, 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand

Births70 years ago

1951 - Steve Bell, English cartoonist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Wayne Goss, Australian lawyer and politician, 34th Premier of Queensland (d. 2014)

Births69 years ago

1953 - Michael Bolton, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births67 years ago
Births66 years ago

1954 - Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish politician, 12th President of Turkey

Births66 years ago

1955 - Andreas Maislinger, Austrian historian and academic, founded the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service

Births65 years ago

1956 - Michel Houellebecq, French author, poet, screenwriter, and director

Births64 years ago

1957 - David Beasley, American lawyer and politician, 113th Governor of South Carolina

Births63 years ago

1957 - Joe Mullen, American ice hockey player and coach

Births63 years ago

1957 - Keena Rothhammer, American swimmer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Paul Ackford, English rugby player

Births62 years ago

1958 - Greg Germann, American actor and director

Births62 years ago

1958 - Susan Helms, American general, engineer, and astronaut

Births62 years ago

1958 - Tim Kaine, American lawyer and politician, 70th Governor of Virginia

Births62 years ago

1959 - Rolando Blackman, American basketball player and coach

Births61 years ago

1959 - Ahmet Davutoğlu, Turkish political scientist, academic, and politician, 37th Prime Minister of Turkey

Births61 years ago

1960 - Jaz Coleman, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

Births60 years ago

1962 - Ahn Cheol-soo, South Korean physician, academic, and politician

Births58 years ago

1963 - Chase Masterson, American actress, singer, and activist

Births57 years ago

1965 - James Mitchell, American wrestler and manager

Births55 years ago

1966 - Garry Conille, Haitian physician and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Haiti

Births54 years ago

1966 - Marc Fortier, French-Canadian ice hockey player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Najwa Karam, Lebanese singer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese footballer

Births53 years ago
Births52 years ago

1969 - Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Mark Harper, English accountant and politician, Minister of State for Immigration

Births50 years ago

1970 - Scott Mahon, Australian rugby league player

Births50 years ago

1971 - Erykah Badu, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births49 years ago

1971 - Max Martin, Swedish-American record producer and songwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Hélène Segara, French singer-songwriter and actress

Births49 years ago

1973 - Marshall Faulk, American football player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Norwegian footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Jenny Thompson, American swimmer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Sébastien Loeb, French race car driver

Births46 years ago

1974 - Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski, Filipina television actress, host and equestrienne

Births46 years ago

1976 - Nalini Anantharaman, French mathematician

Births44 years ago

1976 - Chad Urmston, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1977 - Marty Reasoner, American ice hockey player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Tim Thomas, American basketball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Shane Williams, Welsh rugby union player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Abdoulaye Faye, Senegalese footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Corinne Bailey Rae, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Steve Evans, Welsh footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Steve Blake, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Kertus Davis, American race car driver

Births39 years ago

1981 - Oh Seung-bum, South Korean footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Li Na, Chinese tennis player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Matt Prior, South African-English cricketer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Nate Ruess, American singer-songwriter

Births38 years ago

1983 - Jerome Harrison, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Pepe, Brazilian-Portuguese footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Emmanuel Adebayor, Togolese footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican singer-songwriter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Beren Saat, Turkish actress

Births36 years ago

1985 - Fernando Llorente, Spanish footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Hannah Kearney, American skier

Births34 years ago

1989 - Gabriel Obertan, French footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Kateřina Cachová, Czech heptathlete

Births30 years ago

1990 - Takanoiwa Yoshimori, Mongolian sumo wrestler

Births30 years ago

1991 - Lee Chae-rin, South Korean singer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Mikael Granlund, Finnish professional hockey player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Michael Chee Kam, New Zealand rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1997 - Reghan Tumilty, Scottish footballer

Births23 years ago


420 - Porphyry of Gaza, Greek bishop and saint (b. 347)


1154 - Roger II of Sicily (b. 1093)

Deaths866 years ago
Deaths754 years ago

1275 - Margaret of England, Queen consort of Scots (b. 1240)

Deaths745 years ago

1360 - Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March, English commander (b. 1328)

Deaths660 years ago

1462 - John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford, English politician (b. 1408)

Deaths558 years ago

1548 - Lorenzino de' Medici, Italian writer and assassin (b. 1514)

Deaths472 years ago

1577 - Eric XIV of Sweden (b. 1533)

Deaths443 years ago

1603 - Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, spouse of Maximilian II (b. 1528)

Deaths417 years ago

1608 - John Still, English bishop (b. 1543)

Deaths412 years ago

1611 - Antonio Possevino, Italian priest and diplomat (b. 1533)

Deaths409 years ago

1625 - Anna Vasa of Sweden, Polish and Swedish princess (b. 1568)

Deaths395 years ago

1630 - William Brade, English violinist and composer (b. 1560)

Deaths390 years ago

1638 - Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, French mathematician and linguist (b. 1581)

Deaths382 years ago

1723 - Thomas d'Urfey, English poet and playwright (b. 1653)

Deaths297 years ago
Deaths294 years ago

1770 - Giuseppe Tartini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1692)

Deaths250 years ago

1790 - Joshua Rowley, English admiral (b. 1730)

Deaths230 years ago

1802 - Esek Hopkins, American admiral (b. 1718)

Deaths218 years ago

1806 - Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Haitian-French general (b. 1762)

Deaths214 years ago

1813 - Robert R. Livingston, American lawyer and politician, 1st United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs (b. 1746)

Deaths207 years ago
Deaths205 years ago

1821 - Joseph de Maistre, French lawyer and diplomat (b. 1753)

Deaths199 years ago

1864 - Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, Canadian jurist and politician, 3rd Premier of Canada East (b. 1807)

Deaths156 years ago

1883 - Alexandros Koumoundouros, Greek lawyer and politician, 56th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1817)

Deaths137 years ago

1887 - Anandi Gopal Joshi, First Indian women physician (b. 1865)

Deaths133 years ago

1889 - Karl Davydov, Russian cellist and composer (b. 1838)

Deaths131 years ago

1903 - Richard Jordan Gatling, American engineer, invented the Gatling gun (b. 1818)

Deaths117 years ago

1913 - Felix Draeseke, German composer and academic (b. 1835)

Deaths107 years ago

1921 - Carl Menger, Polish-Austrian economist and academic (b. 1840)

Deaths99 years ago

1930 - Mary Whiton Calkins, American philosopher and psychologist (b. 1863)

Deaths90 years ago

1931 - Otto Wallach, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1847)

Deaths89 years ago

1936 - February 26 Incident:Takahashi Korekiyo, Japanese accountant and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1854)

Deaths84 years ago

1936 - February 26 Incident:Saitō Makoto, Japanese admiral and politician, 30th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1858)

Deaths84 years ago

1936 - February 26 Incident:Jōtarō Watanabe, Japanese general (b. 1874)

Deaths84 years ago

1943 - Theodor Eicke, German general (b. 1892)

Deaths77 years ago

1945 - Sándor Szurmay, Minister of Defence of the Hungarian portion of Austria-Hungary (b. 1860)

Deaths75 years ago

1947 - Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss judge and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (b. 1868)

Deaths73 years ago

1950 - Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer (b. 1870)

Deaths70 years ago

1951 - Sabiha Kasimati, Albanian ichthyologist (b. 1951) executed with 20 others

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - Theodoros Pangalos, Greek general and politician, President of Greece (b. 1878)

Deaths68 years ago

1961 - Karl Albiker, German sculptor, lithographer, and educator (b. 1878)

Deaths59 years ago

1961 - Mohammed V of Morocco (b. 1909)

Deaths59 years ago

1966 - Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian poet and politician (b. 1883)

Deaths54 years ago

1969 - Levi Eshkol, Israeli soldier and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1895)

Deaths51 years ago

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

Deaths51 years ago

1981 - Robert Aickman, English author and activist (b. 1914)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Howard Hanson, American composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1896)

Deaths39 years ago

1985 - Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-American economist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)

Deaths35 years ago

1989 - Roy Eldridge, American trumpet player (b. 1911)

Deaths31 years ago

1993 - Constance Ford, American model and actress (b. 1923)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Bill Hicks, American comedian (b. 1961)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Jack Clayton, English director and producer (b. 1921)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - David Doyle, American actor (b. 1929)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Theodore Schultz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - George L. Street III, American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1913)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Lawrence Tierney, American actor (b. 1919)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Adolf Ehrnrooth, Finnish general (b. 1905)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Boris Trajkovski, Macedonian politician, 2nd President of the Republic of Macedonia (b. 1956)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Jef Raskin, American computer scientist, created Macintosh (b. 1943)

Deaths15 years ago

2006Georgina Battiscombe, British biographer (b. 1905)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Bodil Udsen, Danish actress (b. 1925)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Johnny Kerr, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1932)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Wendy Richard, English actress (b. 1943)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Norm Van Lier, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1947)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Jun Seba, also known as "Nujabes", Japanese record producer, DJ, composer and arranger (b. 1974)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Arnošt Lustig, Czech author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Richard Carpenter, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Marie-Claire Alain, French organist and educator (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Stéphane Hessel, German-French diplomat and author (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Simon Li, Hong Kong judge and politician (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Sorel Etrog, Romanian-Canadian sculptor, painter, and illustrator (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Phyllis Krasilovsky, American author and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Sheppard Frere, English historian and archaeologist (b. 1916)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Theodore Hesburgh, American priest, theologian, educator, and academic (b. 1917)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Earl Lloyd, American basketball player and coach (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Tom Schweich, American lawyer and politician, 36th State Auditor of Missouri (b. 1960)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Andy Bathgate, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1932)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Don Getty, Canadian football player and politician, 11th Premier of Alberta (b. 1933)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Joseph Wapner, American lieutenant and judge (b. 1919)

Deaths3 years ago

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