Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Rare Disease Day can fall, while February 29 is the latest; observed on the last day of February (international)

Holidays and observances

The third 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

Kalevala Day, the day of Finnish culture. (Finland)

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


202 BC - Liu Bang is enthroned as the Emperor of China, beginning four centuries of rule by the Han dynasty.


1246 - The siege of Jaén ends in the context of the Spanish Reconquista resulting in the Castilian takeover of the city from the Taifa of Jaen.

Events774 years ago

1525 - Aztec king Cuauhtémoc is executed on the order of conquistador Hernán Cortés.

Events495 years ago

1638 - The Scottish National Covenant is signed in Edinburgh.

Events382 years ago

1700 - Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.

Events320 years ago

1710 - Battle of Helsingborg: 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock. This is the last time Swedish and Danish troops meet on Swedish soil.

Events310 years ago
Events292 years ago
Events236 years ago

1827 - The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.

Events193 years ago

1838 - Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Quebec).

Events182 years ago

1844 - A gun on USS Princeton explodes while the boat is on a Potomac River cruise, killing six people, including two United States Cabinet members.

Events176 years ago

1847 - The Battle of the Sacramento River during the Mexican–American War is a decisive victory for the United States leading to the capture of Chihuahua.

Events173 years ago

1849 - Regular steamship service from the east to the west coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the SS California in San Francisco Bay, four months 22 days after leaving New York Harbor.

Events171 years ago

1867 - Seventy years of Holy See–United States relations are ended by a Congressional ban on federal funding of diplomatic envoys to the Vatican and are not restored until January 10, 1984.

Events153 years ago

1870 - The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abdülaziz of the Ottoman Empire.

Events150 years ago

1874 - One of the longest cases ever heard in an English court ends when the defendant is convicted of perjury for attempting to assume the identity of the heir to the Tichborne baronetcy.

Events146 years ago

1893 - The USS Indiana, the lead ship of her class and the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships of the time, is launched.

Events127 years ago

1897 - Queen Ranavalona III, the last monarch of Madagascar, is deposed by a French military force.

Events123 years ago

1900 - The Second Boer War: The 118-day "Siege of Ladysmith" is lifted.

Events120 years ago

1904 - S.L. Benfica is founded in Portugal.

Events116 years ago

1922 - The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.

Events98 years ago

1925 - The Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake strikes northeastern North America.

Events95 years ago

1933 - Gleichschaltung: The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.

Events87 years ago

1935 - DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.

Events85 years ago

1939 - The erroneous word "dord" is discovered in the Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.

Events81 years ago
Events80 years ago

1942 - The heavy cruiser USS Houston is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait with 693 crew members killed, along with HMAS Perth which lost 375 men.

Events78 years ago

1947 - February 28 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of an estimated 30,000 civilians.

Events73 years ago

1948 - Christiansborg Cross-Roads shooting in the Gold Coast, when a British police officer opens fire on a march of ex-servicemen, killing three of them and sparking major riots and looting in Accra.

Events72 years ago

1953 - James Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA; the formal announcement takes place on April 25 following publication in April's Nature (pub. April 2).

Events67 years ago

1954 - The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.

Events66 years ago

1958 - A school bus in Floyd County, Kentucky hits a wrecker truck and plunges down an embankment into the rain-swollen Levisa Fork river. The driver and 26 children die in what remains one of the worst school bus accidents in U.S. history.

Events62 years ago

1959 - Discoverer 1, an American spy satellite that is the first object intended to achieve a polar orbit, is launched but fails to achieve orbit.

Events61 years ago

1972 - China–United States relations: The United States and China sign the Shanghai Communiqué.

Events48 years ago

1975 - In London, an underground train fails to stop at Moorgate terminus station and crashes into the end of the tunnel, killing 43 people.

Events45 years ago

1980 - Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum.

Events40 years ago

1983 - The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, with almost 106 million viewers. It still holds the record for the highest viewership of a season finale.

Events37 years ago

1985 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army carries out a mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station at Newry, killing nine officers in the highest loss of life for the RUC on a single day.

Events35 years ago

1991 - The first Gulf War ends.

Events29 years ago

1993 - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group's leader David Koresh. Four ATF agents and six Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff.

Events27 years ago

1995 - Former Australian Liberal party leader John Hewson resigns from the Australian parliament almost two years after losing the 1993 Australian federal election.

Events25 years ago

1997 - An earthquake in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths.

Events23 years ago

1997 - GRB 970228, a highly luminous flash of gamma rays, strikes the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way.

Events23 years ago

1998 - First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace.

Events22 years ago

1998 - Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.

Events22 years ago

2002 - During the religious violence in Gujarat, the 97 people killed in the Naroda Patiya massacre and 69 in Gulbarg Society massacre.

Events18 years ago

2004 - Over one million Taiwanese participate in the 228 Hand-in-Hand rally form a 500-kilometre (310 mi) long human chain to commemorate the February 28 Incident in 1947.

Events16 years ago

2005 - A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.

Events15 years ago

2013 - Pope Benedict XVI resigns as the pope of the Catholic Church, becoming the first pope to do so since Pope Gregory XII, in 1415.

Events7 years ago


Births901 years ago

1155 - Henry the Young King, son and heir of Henry II of England (d. 1183)

Births865 years ago
Births759 years ago

1518 - Francis III, Duke of Brittany, Duke of Brittany (d. 1536)

Births502 years ago

1533 - Michel de Montaigne, French philosopher and author (d. 1592)

Births487 years ago

1535 - Cornelius Gemma, Dutch astronomer and astrologer (d. 1578)

Births485 years ago

1552 - Jost Bürgi, Swiss mathematician and clockmaker (d. 1632)

Births468 years ago

1612 - John Pearson, English bishop, theologian, and scholar (d. 1686)

Births408 years ago

1627 - Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl of Oxford, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Essex (d. 1703)

Births393 years ago

1675 - Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (d. 1726)

Births345 years ago

1683 - René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French entomologist and academic (d. 1757)

Births337 years ago

1704 - Louis Godin, French astronomer and academic (d. 1760)

Births316 years ago

1712 - Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French general (d. 1759)

Births308 years ago

1724 - George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1807)

Births296 years ago

1792 - Karl Ernst von Baer, German biologist, meteorologist, and geographer (d. 1876)

Births228 years ago

1812 - Berthold Auerbach, German poet and author (d. 1882)

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1820 - John Tenniel, English illustrator (d. 1914)

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1833 - Alfred von Schlieffen, German field marshal (d. 1913)

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1840 - Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (d. 1892)

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1848 - Arthur Giry, French historian and academic (d. 1899)

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1851 - Samuel W. McCall, American journalist and politician, 47th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1923)

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1858 - Tore Svennberg, Swedish actor and director (d. 1941)

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1865 - Wilfred Grenfell, English physician and missionary (d. 1940)

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1866 - Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1949)

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1873 - William McMaster Murdoch, Scottish sailor (d. 1912)

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1878 - Pierre Fatou, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1929)

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1882 - Geraldine Farrar, American soprano and actress (d. 1967)

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1882 - José Vasconcelos, Mexican philosopher, lawyer, and politician, Mexican Secretary of Public Education (d. 1959)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Seán Mac Diarmada, Irish rebel leader (d. 1916)

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1884 - Ants Piip, Estonian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1942)

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1887 - William Zorach, Lithuanian-American sculptor and painter (d. 1966)

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1894 - Ben Hecht, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1964)

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1895 - Marcel Pagnol, French author, playwright and director (d. 1974)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Philip Showalter Hench, American physician and endocrinologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Zeki Rıza Sporel, Turkish footballer (d. 1969)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Wolf Hirth, German pilot and engineer, co-founded Schempp-Hirth (d. 1959)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Linus Pauling, American chemist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Vincente Minnelli, American director and screenwriter (d. 1986)

Births117 years ago

1906 - Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Milton Caniff, American cartoonist (d. 1988)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Billie Bird, American actress (d. 2002)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Stephen Spender, English author and poet (d. 1995)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Otakar Vávra, Czech director and screenwriter (d. 2011)

Births109 years ago

1915 - Ketti Frings, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1981)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Peter Medawar, Brazilian-English biologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Zero Mostel, American actor and comedian (d. 1977)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Cesar Climaco, Filipino lawyer and politician, 10th Mayor of Zamboanga City (d. 1984)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director, and producer (d. 2007)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Alfred Marshall, American businessman, founded Marshalls (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Brian Urquhart, English soldier and diplomat, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

Births101 years ago

1920 - Jadwiga Piłsudska, Polish soldier, pilot, and architect (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Pierre Clostermann, French pilot, engineer, and author (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Yuri Lotman, Russian-Estonian historian and scholar (d. 1993)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Charles Durning, American soldier and actor (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Uno Prii, Estonian-Canadian architect (d. 2000)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Robert A. Roe, American soldier and politician (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Harry H. Corbett, Burmese-English actor (d. 1982)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Svetlana Alliluyeva, Russian-American author and educator (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Stanley Baker, Welsh actor and producer (d. 1976)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Tom Aldredge, American actor (d. 2011)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Sylvia del Villard, actress, dancer, choreographer and Afro-Puerto Rican activist (d. 1990)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Hayden Fry, American football player and coach (d. 2019)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Frank Gehry, Canadian-American architect, designed 8 Spruce Street and Walt Disney Concert Hall

Births91 years ago

1929 - John Montague, American-Irish poet and academic (d. 2016)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Rangaswamy Srinivasan, Indian-American physical chemist and inventor

Births91 years ago

1930 - Leon Cooper, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births90 years ago

1931 - Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi academic and politician, 14th President of Bangladesh (d. 2012)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Peter Alliss, English golfer and sportscaster

Births89 years ago

1931 - Gavin MacLeod, American actor

Births89 years ago

1931 - Dean Smith, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Don Francks, Canadian actor, singer, and jazz musician (d. 2016)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Rein Taagepera, Estonian political scientist and politician

Births87 years ago

1934 - Willie Bobo, American Latin Jazz/Afro-Cuban jazz percussionist (d. 1983)

Births86 years ago

1937 - Jeff Farrell, American swimmer

Births83 years ago

1938 - Foge Fazio, American football player and coach (d. 2009)

Births82 years ago

1939 - John Fahey, American guitarist (d. 2001)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan philosopher and scholar (d. 1987)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Daniel C. Tsui, Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births81 years ago

1939 - Tommy Tune, American actor, singer, dancer, and director

Births81 years ago

1940 - Aldo Andretti, Italian-American race car driver

Births80 years ago

1940 - Mario Andretti, Italian-American race car driver

Births80 years ago

1940 - Joe South, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer (d. 2012)

Births80 years ago

1942 - Brian Jones, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 1969)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Dino Zoff, Italian footballer and manager

Births78 years ago

1943 - Barbara Acklin, American singer-songwriter (d. 1998)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Hans Dijkstal, Egyptian-Dutch educator and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2010)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Donnie Iris, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births77 years ago

1944 - Kelly Bishop, American actress and dancer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Edward Greenspan, Canadian lawyer and author (d. 2014)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Sepp Maier, German footballer and manager

Births76 years ago

1944 - Storm Thorgerson, English graphic designer (d. 2013)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Mimsy Farmer, American-French actress and sculptor

Births75 years ago

1945 - Bubba Smith, American football player and actor (d. 2011)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Linda Preiss Rothschild, American mathematician and academic

Births75 years ago

1946 - Philip Bailhache, English lawyer and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Robin Cook, Scottish educator and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 2005)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Syreeta Wright, African-American singer songwriter (d. 2004)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Stephanie Beacham, English actress

Births73 years ago

1948 - Steven Chu, American physicist and politician, 12th United States Secretary of Energy, Nobel Prize laureate

Births72 years ago

1948 - Mike Figgis, English director, screenwriter, and composer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Bernadette Peters, American actress, singer, and author

Births72 years ago

1948 - Mercedes Ruehl, American actress

Births72 years ago

1948 - Alfred Sant, Maltese politician, 11th Prime Minister of Malta

Births72 years ago

1951 - Bill Cratty, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Debora Green, American physician convicted of murder

Births69 years ago

1953 - Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian race car driver

Births67 years ago

1953 - Paul Krugman, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births67 years ago

1953 - Ricky Steamboat, American wrestler, referee, and trainer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Brian Billick, American football player, coach, and sportscaster

Births66 years ago

1955 - Adrian Dantley, American basketball player and coach

Births65 years ago

1955 - Gilbert Gottfried, American comedian, actor, and singer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Terry Leahy, English businessman

Births64 years ago

1956 - Guy Maddin, Canadian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Paul Delph, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 1996)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Ainsley Harriott, English chef and author

Births63 years ago

1957 - Ian Smith, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1957 - John Turturro, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Cindy Wilson, American singer-songwriter

Births63 years ago

1958 - Manuel Torres Félix, Mexican criminal and narcotics trafficker (d. 2012)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Natalya Estemirova, Russian journalist and activist (d. 2009)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jeanne Mas, Spanish-French singer-songwriter and actress

Births62 years ago

1958 - David R. Ross, Scottish historian and author (d. 2010)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Jack Abramoff, American businessman and lobbyist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Megan McDonald, American librarian and author

Births61 years ago

1961 - Rae Dawn Chong, Canadian-American actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Mark Latham, Australian politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Barry McGuigan, Irish-British boxer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Gary Belcher, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births58 years ago

1963 - Claudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist

Births57 years ago

1964 - Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan sprinter and cyclist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Colum McCann, Irish-American author and academic

Births55 years ago

1965 - Norman Smiley, English-American wrestler and trainer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Vincent Askew, American basketball player and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer

Births54 years ago
Births54 years ago

1967 - Colin Cooper, English footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1967 - Martin Tielli, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1969 - Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver

Births51 years ago

1969 - Robert Sean Leonard, American actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Patrick Monahan, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births51 years ago

1970 - Daniel Handler, American journalist, author, and accordion player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Noureddine Morceli, Algerian runner

Births50 years ago

1971 - Junya Nakano, Japanese pianist and composer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Peter Stebbings, Canadian actor and director

Births49 years ago

1972 - Rory Cochrane, American actor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Ville Haapasalo, Finnish actor and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Eric Lindros, Canadian ice hockey player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Scott McLeod, New Zealand rugby player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Nicolas Minassian, French race car driver

Births47 years ago

1973 - Masato Tanaka, Japanese wrestler

Births47 years ago

1974 - Lee Carsley, English-Irish footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Alexander Zickler, German footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1975 - Mike Rucker, American football player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Ali Larter, American actress

Births44 years ago

1977 - Jason Aldean, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Lance Hoyt, American football player and wrestler

Births43 years ago

1978 - Jeanne Cherhal, French singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Benjamin Raich, Austrian skier

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jamaal Tinsley, American basketball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Mariano Zabaleta, Argentinian tennis player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Sébastien Bourdais, French race car driver

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ivo Karlović, Croatian tennis player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Primož Peterka, Slovenian ski jumper

Births41 years ago

1980 - Pascal Bosschaart, Dutch footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Lucian Bute, Romanian-Canadian boxer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Christian Poulsen, Danish footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Brian Bannister, American baseball player and scout

Births39 years ago

1981 - Florent Serra, French tennis player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Natalia Vodianova, Russian-French model and actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Terry Bywater, English basketball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Noureen DeWulf, American actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Karolína Kurková, Czech model and actress

Births36 years ago

1985 - Tim Bresnan, English cricketer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jelena Janković, Serbian tennis player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Diego Ribas da Cunha, Brazilian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Tendai Mzungu, Australian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Travis Stevens, American judoka

Births34 years ago

1987 - Antonio Candreva, Italian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Aroldis Chapman, Cuban baseball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jorge Gastélum, Mexican footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Markéta Irglová, Czech singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

Births32 years ago

1989 - Carlos Dunlap, American football player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Charles Jenkins, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Kevin Proctor, New Zealand rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Angelababy, Chinese actress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Takayasu Akira, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births30 years ago

1994 - Jake Bugg, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births26 years ago

1994 - Arkadiusz Milik, Polish footballer

Births26 years ago

1999 - Luka Dončić, Slovenian basketball player

Births21 years ago


628 - Khosrow II, king of the Persian Empire


911 - Abu Abdallah al-Shi'i, Muslim Shia imam

Deaths915 years ago
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Deaths567 years ago

1510 - Juan de la Cosa, Spanish cartographer and explorer (b. 1450)

Deaths510 years ago

1551 - Martin Bucer, German Protestant reformer (b. 1491)

Deaths469 years ago

1572 - Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian and author (b. 1505)

Deaths448 years ago
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Deaths372 years ago

1786 - John Gwynn, English architect and engineer (b. 1713)

Deaths234 years ago

1788 - Thomas Cushing, American lawyer and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1725)

Deaths232 years ago

1857 - André Dumont, Belgian geologist and academic (b. 1809)

Deaths163 years ago

1869 - Alphonse de Lamartine, French author and poet (b. 1790)

Deaths151 years ago

1879 - Hortense Allart, Italian-French author (b. 1801)

Deaths141 years ago

1891 - George Hearst, American businessman and politician (b. 1820)

Deaths129 years ago

1916 - Henry James, American novelist, short writer, and critic (b. 1843)

Deaths104 years ago

1925 - Friedrich Ebert, German politician, 1st President of Germany (b. 1871)

Deaths95 years ago

1929 - Clemens von Pirquet, Austrian physician and immunologist (b. 1874)

Deaths91 years ago

1932 - Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer and academic (b. 1851)

Deaths88 years ago

1935 - Chiquinha Gonzaga, Brazilian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1847)

Deaths85 years ago

1936 - Charles Nicolle, French biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)

Deaths84 years ago
Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Karel Doorman, Dutch admiral (b. 1889)

Deaths78 years ago

1959 - Maxwell Anderson, American journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1888)

Deaths61 years ago

1963 - Rajendra Prasad, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st President of India (b. 1884)

Deaths57 years ago

1966 - Charles Bassett, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1931)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - Elliot See, American commander, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1927)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Henry Luce, Chinese-American publisher, co-founded Time Magazine (b. 1898)

Deaths53 years ago

1977 - Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, American actor and comedian (b. 1905)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Zara Cully, American actress (b. 1892)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Eric Frank Russell, English author (b. 1905)

Deaths42 years ago

1983 - Winifred Atwell, Trinidadian pianist (b. 1910 or 1914)

Deaths37 years ago

1987 - Stephen Tennant, English author (b. 1906)

Deaths33 years ago

1991 - Wassily Hoeffding, Finnish-American statistician and theorist (b. 1914)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Ishirō Honda, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1911)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Ruby Keeler, Canadian-American actress and dancer (b. 1909)

Deaths27 years ago

1998 - Dermot Morgan, Irish comedian and actor (b. 1952)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Arkady Shevchenko, Ukrainian diplomat (b. 1930)

Deaths22 years ago

2002 - Mary Stuart, American actress and singer (b. 1926)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Helmut Zacharias, German violinist and composer (b. 1920)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Chris Brasher, Guyanese-English runner and journalist, co-founded the London Marathon (b. 1928)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Fidel Sánchez Hernández, Salvadorian general and politician, President of El Salvador (b. 1917)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and librarian (b. 1914)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Carmen Laforet, Spanish author (b. 1921)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Andres Nuiamäe, Estonian sergeant (b. 1982)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Chris Curtis, English singer and drummer (b. 1941)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Owen Chamberlain, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Charles Forte, Baron Forte, Italian-English businessman, founded the Forte Group (b. 1908)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian and critic (b. 1917)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Billy Thorpe, English-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1946)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Joseph M. Juran, Romanian-American engineer and businessman (b. 1904)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Paul Harvey, American radio host (b. 1918)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Annie Girardot, French actress (b. 1931)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Jane Russell, American actress and singer (b. 1921)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Frisner Augustin, Haitian drummer and composer (b. 1948)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jim Green, American-Canadian educator and politician (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Hal Roach, Irish comedian and author (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Donald A. Glaser, American physicist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Neil McCorkell, English cricketer and coach (b. 1912)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch linguist and author (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Lee Lorch, American mathematician and activist (b. 1915)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Alex Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1942)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Yaşar Kemal, Turkish journalist and author (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - George Kennedy, American actor (b. 1925)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Pierre Pascau, Mauritian-Canadian journalist (b. 1938)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - André Previn, German-American pianist, conductor, and composer. (b. 1929)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Ed Bickert, Canadian jazz guitarist (b. 1932)

Deaths1 years ago

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