Holidays and observances

Hinamatsuri or "Girl's Day" (Japan)

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Events

473 - Gundobad (nephew of Ricimer) nominates Glycerius as emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

Events

724 - Empress Genshō abdicates the throne in favor of her nephew Shōmu who becomes emperor of Japan.

Events
Events445 years ago

1585 - The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.

Events435 years ago

1779 - American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army is routed at the Battle of Brier Creek near Savannah, Georgia.

Events241 years ago

1799 - The Russo-Ottoman siege of Corfu ends with the surrender of the French garrison.

Events221 years ago
Events200 years ago

1845 - Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.

Events175 years ago

1849 - The Territory of Minnesota was created.

Events171 years ago

1857 - Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.

Events163 years ago

1859 - The two-day Great Slave Auction, the largest such auction in United States history, concludes.

Events161 years ago
Events159 years ago

1865 - Opening of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group.

Events155 years ago

1873 - Censorship in the United States: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail.

Events147 years ago

1875 - Georges Bizet's opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra-Comique in Paris.

Events145 years ago

1875 - The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as recorded in the Montreal Gazette.

Events145 years ago

1878 - The Russo-Turkish War ends with Bulgaria regaining its independence from the Ottoman Empire according to the Treaty of San Stefano; a few months afterwards the Congress of Berlin stripped its status to a vassal principality of the Ottoman Empire.

Events142 years ago
Events135 years ago

1891 - Shoshone National Forest is established as the first national forest in the US and world.

Events129 years ago

1904 - Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's phonograph cylinder.

Events116 years ago

1910 - Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can devote all his time to philanthropy.

Events110 years ago

1913 - Thousands of women march in a suffrage parade in Washington, D.C.

Events107 years ago

1918 - Russia signs the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, agreeing to withdraw from World War I, and conceding German control of the Baltic States, Belarus and Ukraine. It also conceded Turkish control of Ardahan, Kars and Batumi.

Events102 years ago

1923 - TIME magazine is published for the first time.

Events97 years ago

1924 - The 407-year-old Islamic caliphate is abolished, when Caliph Abdülmecid II of the Ottoman Caliphate is deposed. The last remnant of the old regime gives way to the reformed Turkey of Kemal Atatürk.

Events96 years ago

1924 - The Free State of Fiume is annexed by the Kingdom of Italy.

Events96 years ago

1931 - The United States adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.

Events89 years ago
Events82 years ago

1939 - In Bombay, Mohandas Gandhi begins a hunger strike in protest at the autocratic rule in British India.

Events81 years ago

1940 - Five people are killed in an arson attack on the offices of the communist newspaper Flamman in Luleå, Sweden.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: In London, 173 people are killed in a crush while trying to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green tube station.

Events77 years ago

1944 - The Order of Nakhimov and Order of Ushakov are instituted in USSR as the highest naval awards.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: American and Filipino troops recapture Manila.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: The RAF accidentally bombs the Bezuidenhout area of The Hague, Netherlands, killing 511 people.

Events75 years ago

1951 - Jackie Brenston, with Ike Turner and his band, records "Rocket 88", often cited as "the first rock and roll record", at Sam Phillips's recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee.

Events69 years ago

1953 - A De Havilland Comet (Canadian Pacific Air Lines) crashes in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 11.

Events67 years ago

1958 - Nuri al-Said becomes Prime Minister of Iraq for the eighth time.

Events62 years ago

1969 - Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module.

Events51 years ago

1972 - Mohawk Airlines Flight 405 crashes as a result of a control malfunction and insufficient training in emergency procedures.

Events48 years ago

1974 - Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes at Ermenonville near Paris, France killing all 346 aboard.

Events46 years ago

1980 - The USS Nautilus is decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.

Events40 years ago

1985 - Arthur Scargill declares that the National Union of Mineworkers' national executive voted to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Great Britain without any peace deal over pit closures.

Events35 years ago

1985 - A magnitude 8.3 earthquake strikes the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless.

Events35 years ago

1986 - The Australia Act 1986 commences, causing Australia to become fully independent from the United Kingdom.

Events34 years ago

1991 - An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.

Events29 years ago

2005 - James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust at his property in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. This is the deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 and the North-West Rebellion.

Events15 years ago

2005 - Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.

Events15 years ago

2005 - Margaret Wilson is elected as Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, beginning a period lasting until August 23, 2006 where all the highest political offices (including Elizabeth II as Head of State), were occupied by women, making New Zealand the first country for this to occur.

Events15 years ago

2013 - A bomb blast in Karachi, Pakistan, kills at least 45 people and injured 180 others in a predominately Shia Muslim area.

Events7 years ago

Births

Births565 years ago

1455 - Ascanio Sforza, Catholic cardinal (d. 1505)

Births565 years ago
Births514 years ago

1520 - Matthias Flacius, Croatian theologian and reformer (d. 1575)

Births500 years ago

1583 - Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury, English-Welsh soldier, historian, and diplomat (d. 1648)

Births437 years ago

1589 - Gisbertus Voetius, Dutch minister, theologian, and academic (d. 1676)

Births431 years ago

1606 - Edmund Waller, English poet and politician (d. 1687)

Births414 years ago

1652 - Thomas Otway, English playwright and author (d. 1685)

Births368 years ago

1678 - Madeleine de Verchères, Canadian rebel leader (d. 1747)

Births342 years ago

1756 - William Godwin, English journalist and author (d. 1836)

Births264 years ago
Births242 years ago

1793 - William Macready, English actor and manager (d. 1873)

Births227 years ago

1800 - Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist and paleontologist (d. 1862)

Births220 years ago

1803 - Thomas Field Gibson, English manufacturer who aided the welfare of the Spitalfields silk weavers (d. 1889)

Births217 years ago

1805 - Jonas Furrer, Swiss politician (d. 1861)

Births215 years ago

1816 - William James Blacklock, English-Scottish painter (d. 1858)

Births204 years ago

1819 - Gustave de Molinari, Dutch-Belgian economist and theorist (d. 1912)

Births201 years ago

1825 - Shiranui Kōemon, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 1879)

Births195 years ago

1831 - George Pullman, American engineer and businessman, founded the Pullman Company (d. 1897)

Births189 years ago

1839 - Jamsetji Tata, Indian businessman, founded Tata Group (d. 1904)

Births181 years ago

1841 - John Murray, Canadian-Scottish oceanographer and biologist (d. 1914)

Births179 years ago

1845 - Georg Cantor, Russian-German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1918)

Births175 years ago

1847 - Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-American engineer and academic, invented the telephone (d. 1922)

Births173 years ago

1860 - John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player and manager (d. 1925)

Births160 years ago

1866 - Fred A. Busse, American lawyer and politician, 39th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1914)

Births154 years ago

1868 - Émile Chartier, French philosopher and journalist (d. 1951)

Births152 years ago

1869 - Henry Wood, English conductor (d. 1944)

Births151 years ago

1871 - Maurice Garin, Italian-French cyclist (d. 1957)

Births149 years ago

1873 - William Green, American union leader and politician (d. 1952)

Births147 years ago

1880 - Florence Auer, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1962)

Births140 years ago

1880 - Yōsuke Matsuoka, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1946)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Elisabeth Abegg, German anti-Nazi resistance fighter (d. 1974)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Charles Ponzi, Italian businessman (d. 1949)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Cyril Burt, English psychologist and geneticist (d. 1971)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Paul Marais de Beauchamp, French zoologist (d. 1977)

Births137 years ago

1887 - Lincoln J. Beachey, American pilot (d. 1915)

Births133 years ago

1891 - Damaskinos of Athens, Greek archbishop (d. 1949)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Beatrice Wood, American illustrator and potter (d. 1998)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Matthew Ridgway, American general (d. 1993)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Emil Artin, Austrian-German mathematician and academic (d. 1962)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Edna Best, British stage and film actress, appeared on early television in 1938 (d. 1974)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Ruby Dandridge, African-American film and radio actress (d. 1987)

Births118 years ago

1901 - Claude Choules, English-Australian soldier (d. 2011)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Vasily Kozlov, Belarusian general and politician (d. 1967)

Births117 years ago

1906 - Artur Lundkvist, Swedish poet and critic (d. 1991)

Births114 years ago

1911 - Jean Harlow, American actress (d. 1937)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Hugues Lapointe, Canadian lawyer and politician, 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1982)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Margaret Bonds, American pianist and composer (d. 1972)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Harold J. Stone, American actor (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Asger Jorn, Danish painter and sculptor (d. 1973)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Paul Halmos, Hungarian-American mathematician (d. 2006)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Sameera Moussa, Egyptian physicist and academic (d. 1952)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Arthur Kornberg, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Julius Boros, American golfer and accountant (d. 1994)

Births100 years ago

1920 - James Doohan, Canadian-American actor and soldier (d. 2005)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Ronald Searle, English-French soldier and illustrator (d. 2011)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Diana Barrymore, American actress (d. 1960)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2002)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Barney Martin, American police officer and actor (d. 2005)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Doc Watson, American bluegrass singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Tomiichi Murayama, Japanese soldier and politician, 52nd Prime Minister of Japan

Births96 years ago

1926 - James Merrill, American poet and playwright (d. 1995)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Pierre Aubert, Swiss lawyer and politician (d. 2016)

Births93 years ago

1930 - Ion Iliescu, Romanian engineer and politician, 2nd President of Romania

Births90 years ago

1934 - Jimmy Garrison, American bassist and educator (d. 1976)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Mal Anderson, Australian tennis player

Births85 years ago

1935 - Michael Walzer, American philosopher and academic

Births85 years ago

1935 - Zhelyu Zhelev, Bulgarian philosopher and politician, 2nd President of Bulgaria (d. 2015)

Births85 years ago

1939 - Larry Burkett, American author and radio host (d. 2003)

Births81 years ago

1939 - M. L. Jaisimha, Indian cricketer (d. 1999)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Germán Castro Caycedo, Colombian author and journalist

Births80 years ago

1940 - Perry Ellis, American fashion designer, founded Perry Ellis (d. 1986)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jean-Paul Proust, French-Monacan police officer and politician, 21st Minister of State of Monaco (d. 2010)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Mike Pender, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births79 years ago

1945 - George Miller, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Hattie Winston, American actress

Births75 years ago

1946 - John Virgo, English snooker player and sportscaster

Births74 years ago

1947 - Clifton Snider, American author, poet, and critic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jennifer Warnes, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Snowy White, English guitarist

Births72 years ago

1950 - Kamal Ahmed Majumder, Bangladeshi politician

Births70 years ago

1949 - Ron Chernow, American historian, journalist, and author

Births71 years ago

1949 - Bonnie J. Dunbar, American engineer, academic, and astronaut

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jesse Jefferson, American baseball player (d. 2011)

Births71 years ago

1951 - Andy Murray, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Heizō Takenaka, Japanese economist and politician

Births69 years ago

1952 - Rudy Fernandez, Filipino actor and producer (d. 2008)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Robyn Hitchcock, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Zico, Brazilian footballer and coach

Births67 years ago

1954 - Keith Fergus, American golfer

Births66 years ago

1954 - John Lilley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Édouard Lock, Moroccan-Canadian dancer and choreographer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Darnell Williams, English-American actor and director

Births65 years ago

1956 - Zbigniew Boniek, Polish footballer and manager

Births64 years ago

1956 - John Fulton Reid, New Zealand cricketer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Stephen Budiansky, American historian, journalist, and author

Births63 years ago

1957 - Thom Hoffman, Dutch actor and photographer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Miranda Richardson, English actress

Births62 years ago

1959 - Ira Glass, American radio host and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Duško Vujošević, Montenegrin basketball player and coach

Births61 years ago

1960 - Neal Heaton, American baseball player and coach

Births60 years ago

1961 - Mary Page Keller, American actress and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - John Matteson, American biographer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Perry McCarthy, English race car driver

Births59 years ago

1961 - Fatima Whitbread, English javelin thrower

Births59 years ago

1962 - Glen E. Friedman, American photographer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee, American heptathlete and long jumper

Births58 years ago

1962 - Herschel Walker, American football player and mixed martial artist

Births58 years ago

1963 - Martín Fiz, Spanish runner

Births57 years ago

1963 - Khaltmaagiin Battulga, 5th President of Mongolia

Births57 years ago

1964 - Raúl Alcalá, Mexican cyclist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Laura Harring, Mexican-American model and actress, Miss USA 1985

Births56 years ago

1964 - Glenn Kulka, Canadian ice hockey player and wrestler

Births56 years ago

1965 - Dragan Stojković, Serbian footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1966 - Tone Lōc, American rapper, producer, and actor

Births54 years ago

1966 - Timo Tolkki, Finnish guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births54 years ago

1968 - Brian Cox, English keyboard player and physicist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Brian Leetch, American ice hockey player

Births52 years ago

1970 - Julie Bowen, American actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - Inzamam-ul-Haq, Pakistani cricketer and coach

Births50 years ago

1971 - Charlie Brooker, English journalist, producer, and author

Births49 years ago

1971 - Tyler Florence, American chef and author

Births49 years ago

1972 - Darren Anderton, English footballer and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1973 - Xavier Bettel, Luxembourger lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Luxembourg

Births47 years ago

1973 - Matthew Marsden, English actor and martial artist

Births47 years ago

1974 - David Faustino, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1976 - Fraser Gehrig, Australian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Isabel Granada, Filipino-Spanish actress (d. 2017)

Births44 years ago
Births44 years ago

1976 - Kampamba Mulenga Chilumba, Zambian politician

Births44 years ago

1977 - Ronan Keating, Irish singer-songwriter and actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Stéphane Robidas, Canadian ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Buddy Valastro, American chef and television host

Births43 years ago

1978 - Matt Diaz, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Albert Jorquera, Spanish footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Mason Unck, American football player

Births40 years ago

1981 - David Bailey, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Tobias Forge, Swedish musician

Births39 years ago

1981 - Julius Malema, South African politician

Births39 years ago

1981 - Emmanuel Pappoe, Ghanaian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jessica Biel, American actress, singer, and producer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Colton Orr, Canadian ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Tolu Ogunlesi, Nigerian journalist, writer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Brent Tate, Australian rugby league player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Ashley Hansen, Australian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Sarah Poewe, South African swimmer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Valerio Bernabò, Italian rugby player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Santonio Holmes, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Alexander Semin, Russian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Sam Morrow, Northern Irish footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Jed Collins, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Stacie Orrico, American singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Mehmet Topal, Turkish footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Jesús Padilla, Mexican footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Shraddha Kapoor, Indian actress, singer, and designer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Teodora Mirčić, Serbian tennis player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Michael Morrison, English footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jan-Arie van der Heijden, Dutch footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Max Waller, English cricketer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Erwin Mulder, Dutch footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Vladimir Janković, Greek-Serbian basketball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Anri Sakaguchi, Japanese actress

Births29 years ago

1991 - Cho-rong, South Korean singer

Births29 years ago

1993 - Gabriela Cé, Brazilian tennis player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Nicole Gibbs, American tennis player

Births27 years ago

1993 - James Roberts, Australian rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Umika Kawashima, Japanese singer and actress

Births26 years ago

1997 - Camila Cabello, Cuban-American singer

Births23 years ago

1998 - Jayson Tatum, American basketball player

Births22 years ago

Deaths

532 - Winwaloe, founder of Landévennec Abbey (b. c. 460)

Deaths

1009 - Abd al-Rahman Sanchuelo, Umayyad chief minister (b. 983)

Deaths1011 years ago

1111 - Bohemond I, Italo-Norman nobleman (b. 1058)

Deaths909 years ago

1195 - Hugh de Puiset, bishop of Durham (b. c. 1125)

Deaths825 years ago

1239 - Vladimir IV Rurikovich, Grand Prince of Kiev (b. 1187)

Deaths781 years ago

1311 - Antony Bek, bishop of Durham

Deaths709 years ago

1323 - Andrew Harclay, 1st Earl of Carlisle, English military leader

Deaths697 years ago

1383 - Hugh III, Italian nobleman

Deaths637 years ago

1459 - Ausiàs March, Catalan knight and poet (b. 1397)

Deaths561 years ago

1542 - Arthur Plantagenet, 1st Viscount Lisle, illegitimate son of Edward IV

Deaths478 years ago

1554 - John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (b. 1503)

Deaths466 years ago

1578 - Sebastiano Venier, doge of Venice (b. 1496)

Deaths442 years ago

1578 - Michael Kantakouzenos Şeytanoğlu, Ottoman Greek magnate

Deaths442 years ago

1588 - Henry XI, duke of Legnica (b. 1539)

Deaths432 years ago

1592 - Michael Coxcie, Flemish painter (b. 1499)

Deaths428 years ago

1605 - Clement VIII, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1536)

Deaths415 years ago

1611 - William Douglas, 10th Earl of Angus, Scottish nobleman (b. 1552)

Deaths409 years ago

1616 - Matthias de l'Obel, Flemish physician and botanist (b. 1538)

Deaths404 years ago

1700 - Chhatrapati Rajaram, 3rd Chhatrapati of Maratha Empire (b. 1670)

Deaths320 years ago

1703 - Robert Hooke, English architect and philosopher (b. 1635)

Deaths317 years ago

1706 - Johann Pachelbel, German organist and composer (b. 1653)

Deaths314 years ago

1744 - Jean Barbeyrac, French scholar and jurist (b. 1674)

Deaths276 years ago

1765 - William Stukeley, English archaeologist and historian (b. 1687)

Deaths255 years ago

1768 - Nicola Porpora, Italian composer and educator (b. 1686)

Deaths252 years ago

1792 - Robert Adam, Scottish-English architect and politician, designed the Culzean Castle (b. 1728)

Deaths228 years ago

1850 - Oliver Cowdery, American religious leader (b. 1806)

Deaths170 years ago

1894 - Ned Williamson, American baseball player (b. 1857)

Deaths126 years ago

1901 - George Gilman, American businessman, founded The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (b. 1826)

Deaths119 years ago

1905 - Antonio Annetto Caruana, Maltese archaeologist and author (b. 1830)

Deaths115 years ago

1927 - Mikhail Artsybashev, Ukrainian author and playwright (b. 1878)

Deaths93 years ago

1927 - J. G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh race car driver and engineer (b. 1884)

Deaths93 years ago

1929 - Katharine Wright, American educator (b. 1874)

Deaths91 years ago

1932 - Eugen d'Albert, Scottish-German pianist and composer (b. 1864)

Deaths88 years ago

1943 - George Thompson, English cricketer and umpire (b. 1877)

Deaths77 years ago

1959 - Lou Costello, American actor and comedian (b. 1906)

Deaths61 years ago

1961 - Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-American pianist (b. 1887)

Deaths59 years ago

1966 - Joseph Fields, American playwright, director, and producer (b. 1895)

Deaths54 years ago

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

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - Alice Pearce, American actress (b. 1917)

Deaths54 years ago

1981 - Rebecca Lancefield, American microbiologist and researcher (b. 1895)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Firaq Gorakhpuri, Indian poet and critic (b. 1896)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Georges Perec, French author and screenwriter (b. 1936)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Hergé, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1907)

Deaths37 years ago

1987 - Danny Kaye, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1911)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Henryk Szeryng, Polish-Mexican violinist and composer (b. 1918)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Sewall Wright, American biologist and geneticist (b. 1889)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Charlotte Moore Sitterly, American astronomer (b. 1898)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Arthur Murray, American dancer and educator (b. 1895)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - William Penney, Baron Penney, Gibraltar-born English mathematician, physicist, and academic (b. 1909)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Mel Bradford, American author and critic (b. 1934)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-American mob boss (b. 1910)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Carlos Montoya, Spanish guitarist and composer (b. 1903)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Albert Sabin, Polish-American physician and virologist (b. 1906)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - John Edward Williams, American author and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths26 years ago
Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Marguerite Duras, French author and director (b. 1914)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - John Krol, American cardinal (b. 1910)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Fred W. Friendly, American journalist and broadcaster (b. 1915)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Gerhard Herzberg, German-Canadian chemist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Lee Philips, American actor and director (b. 1927)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1904)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Louis Edmonds, American actor (b. 1923)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Eugene Sledge, American soldier, author, and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - G. M. C. Balayogi, Indian lawyer and politician, 12th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (b. 1951)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Horst Buchholz, German actor (b. 1933)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Luis Marden, American linguist, photographer, and explorer (b. 1913)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1904)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Max Fisher, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1928)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet and songwriter (b. 1923)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Else Fisher, Australian-Swedish dancer, choreographer, and director (b. 1918)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - William Herskovic, Hungarian-American humanitarian (b. 1914)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Osvaldo Cavandoli, Italian cartoonist (b. 1920)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian tenor and actor (b. 1921)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Norman Smith, English drummer and producer (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Gilbert Parent, Canadian educator and politician, 33rd Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada (b. 1935)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Keith Alexander, English footballer and manager (b. 1956)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Michael Foot, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Employment (b. 1913)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - May Cutler, Canadian journalist, author, and politician (b. 1923)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Ralph McQuarrie, American conceptual designer and illustrator (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1947)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Alex Webster, American football player and coach (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Luis Cubilla, Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bobby Rogers, American singer-songwriter (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Robert Ashley, American soldier and composer (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sherwin B. Nuland, American surgeon, author, and educator (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - William R. Pogue, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Don Shows, American football player and coach (b. 1940)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Ernest Braun, Austrian-English physicist and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - M. Stanton Evans, American journalist and author (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Hayabusa, Japanese wrestler (b. 1968)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Berta Cáceres, Honduran environmentalist (b. 1973)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1962)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Thanat Khoman, Thai politician and diplomat, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1914)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - René Préval, Haitian politician (b. 1943)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Roger Bannister, English middle-distance athlete, first man to run a four-minute mile (b. 1929)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - David Ogden Stiers, American actor, voice actor and musician (b. 1942)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Peter Hurford OBE, British organist and composer (b. 1930)

Deaths1 years ago

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