Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

AD 51 - Nero, later to become Roman emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).

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Events

852 - Croatian Knez Trpimir I issues a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources.

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938 - Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs.

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Events868 years ago

1238 - The Battle of the Sit River is fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Rus'.

Events782 years ago
Events669 years ago
Events634 years ago

1461 - Wars of the Roses in England: Lancastrian King Henry VI is deposed by his House of York cousin, who then becomes King Edward IV.

Events559 years ago

1493 - Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal, aboard his ship Niña from his voyage to what are now The Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean.

Events527 years ago

1519 - Hernán Cortés arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and its wealth.

Events501 years ago
Events392 years ago

1665 - English King Charles II declares war on the Netherlands marking the start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War.

Events355 years ago

1675 - John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England.

Events345 years ago

1681 - Charles II grants a land charter to William Penn for the area that will later become Pennsylvania.

Events339 years ago
Events244 years ago

1789 - In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect. The United States Bill of Rights is written and proposed to Congress.

Events231 years ago

1790 - France is divided into 83 départements, cutting across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on ownership of land by the nobility.

Events230 years ago

1791 - The Constitutional Act of 1791 is introduced by the British House of Commons in London which envisages the separation of Canada into Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario).

Events229 years ago
Events229 years ago

1794 - The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed by the U.S. Congress.

Events226 years ago

1797 - John Adams is inaugurated as the 2nd President of the United States of America, becoming the first President to begin his presidency on March 4.

Events223 years ago

1804 - Castle Hill Rebellion: Irish convicts rebel against British colonial authority in the Colony of New South Wales.

Events216 years ago

1814 - Americans defeat British forces at the Battle of Longwoods between London, Ontario and Thamesville, near present-day Wardsville, Ontario.

Events206 years ago

1837 - The city of Chicago is incorporated.

Events183 years ago

1848 - Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia.

Events172 years ago

1849 - President-Elect Zachary Taylor and Vice President-Elect Millard Fillmore did not take their respective Oath's of office, leading to the theory that outgoing President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate David Rice Atchison assumed the role of Acting President of the United States for one day.

Events171 years ago

1861 - The first national flag of the Confederate States of America (the "Stars and Bars") is adopted.

Events159 years ago

1865 - The third and final national flag of the Confederate States of America is adopted by the Confederate Congress.

Events155 years ago

1882 - Britain's first electric trams run in east London.

Events138 years ago

1890 - The longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Bridge in Scotland, measuring 1,710 feet (520 m) long, is opened by the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII.

Events130 years ago

1899 - Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland, with a 12 metres (39 ft) wave that reaches up to 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) inland, killing over 300.

Events121 years ago

1908 - The Collinwood school fire, Collinwood near Cleveland, Ohio, kills 174 people.

Events112 years ago

1909 - U.S. President William Taft used what became known as a Saxbe fix, a mechanism to avoid the restriction of the U.S. Constitution's Ineligibility Clause, to appoint Philander C. Knox as U.S. Secretary of State.

Events111 years ago

1913 - First Balkan War: The Greek army engages the Turks at Bizani, resulting in victory two days later.

Events107 years ago

1913 - The United States Department of Labor is formed.

Events107 years ago

1917 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives.

Events103 years ago

1933 - Frances Perkins becomes United States Secretary of Labor, the first female member of the United States Cabinet.

Events87 years ago

1941 - World War II: The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands; the first large scale British Commando raid.

Events79 years ago

1943 - World War II: The Battle of the Bismarck Sea in the south-west Pacific comes to an end.

Events77 years ago

1943 - World War II: The Battle of Fardykambos, one of the first major battles between the Greek Resistance and the occupying Royal Italian Army, begins. It ends on 6 March with the surrender of an entire Italian battalion and the liberation of the town of Grevena.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: After the success of Big Week, the USAAF begins a daylight bombing campaign of Berlin.

Events76 years ago

1957 - The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.

Events63 years ago

1960 - The French freighter La Coubre explodes in Havana, Cuba, killing 100.

Events60 years ago

1962 - A Caledonian Airways Douglas DC-7 crashes shortly after takeoff from Cameroon, killing 111 - the worst crash of a DC-7.

Events58 years ago

1966 - In an interview in the London Evening Standard, The Beatles' John Lennon declares that the band is "more popular than Jesus now".

Events54 years ago

1970 - French submarine Eurydice explodes underwater, resulting in the loss of the entire 57-man crew.

Events50 years ago

1974 - People magazine is published for the first time in the United States as People Weekly.

Events46 years ago

1976 - The Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention is formally dissolved in Northern Ireland resulting in direct rule of Northern Ireland from London by the British parliament.

Events44 years ago

1977 - The 1977 Vrancea earthquake in eastern and southern Europe kills more than 1,500, mostly in Bucharest, Romania.

Events43 years ago

1980 - Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister.

Events40 years ago

1985 - The Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS infection, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States.

Events35 years ago

1986 - The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of Halley's Comet and the first images of its nucleus.

Events34 years ago

1990 - American basketball player Hank Gathers dies after collapsing during the semifinals of a West Coast Conference Tournament game.

Events30 years ago

1996 - A derailed train in Weyauwega, Wisconsin (USA) causes the emergency evacuation of 2,300 people for 16 days.

Events24 years ago

1998 - Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc.: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.

Events22 years ago

2001 - BBC bombing: A massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, seriously injuring one person; the attack was attributed to the Real IRA.

Events19 years ago

2002 - Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers and 200 Al-Qaeda Fighters are killed as American forces attempt to infiltrate the Shah-i-Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.

Events18 years ago

2009 - The International Criminal Court (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002.

Events11 years ago

2012 - A series of explosions is reported at a munitions dump in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, killing at least 250 people.

Events8 years ago

2015 - At least 34 miners die in a suspected gas explosion at the Zasyadko coal mine in the rebel-held Donetsk region of Ukraine.

Events5 years ago

2018 - Former MI6 spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent in Salisbury, England, causing a diplomatic uproar that results in mass-expulsions of diplomats from all countries involved.

Events2 years ago

Births

895 - Liu Zhiyuan, founder of the Later Han Dynasty (d. 948)

Births

977 - Al-Musabbihi, Fatimid historian and official (d. 1030)

Births

1188 - Blanche of Castile, French queen consort (d. 1252)

Births832 years ago

1394 - Henry the Navigator, Portuguese explorer (d. 1460)

Births626 years ago

1484 - George, margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1543)

Births536 years ago

1492 - Francesco de Layolle, Italian organist and composer (d. 1540)

Births528 years ago

1502 - Elisabeth of Hesse, princess of Saxony (d. 1557)

Births518 years ago

1519 - Hindal Mirza, Mughal emperor (d. 1551)

Births501 years ago
Births494 years ago

1602 - Kanō Tan'yū, Japanese painter (d. 1674)

Births418 years ago

1634 - Kazimierz Łyszczyński, Polish philosopher (d. 1689)

Births386 years ago

1651 - John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, English lawyer, jurist, and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1716)

Births369 years ago

1655 - Fra Galgario, Italian painter (d. 1743)

Births365 years ago

1665 - Philip Christoph von Königsmarck, Swedish soldier (d. 1694)

Births355 years ago

1678 - Antonio Vivaldi, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1741)

Births342 years ago

1702 - Jack Sheppard, English criminal (d. 1724)

Births318 years ago

1706 - Lauritz de Thurah, Danish architect, designed the Hermitage Hunting Lodge and Gammel Holtegård (d. 1759)

Births314 years ago

1715 - James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave, English historian and politician (d. 1763)

Births305 years ago

1719 - George Pigot, 1st Baron Pigot, English politician (d. 1777)

Births301 years ago

1729 - Anne d'Arpajon, French wife of Philippe de Noailles (d. 1794)

Births291 years ago

1745 - Charles Dibdin, English actor, playwright, and composer (d. 1814)

Births275 years ago

1745 - Casimir Pulaski, Polish-American general (d. 1779)

Births275 years ago

1756 - Henry Raeburn, Scottish painter and educator (d. 1823)

Births264 years ago

1760 - William Payne, English painter (d. 1830)

Births260 years ago

1760 - Hugh Ronalds, British nurseryman who cultivated and documented 300 varieties of apples (d. 1833)

Births260 years ago

1769 - Muhammad Ali, Ottoman military leader and pasha (d. 1849)

Births251 years ago

1770 - Joseph Jacotot, French philosopher and academic (d. 1840)

Births250 years ago

1778 - Robert Emmet, Irish commander (d. 1803)

Births242 years ago

1781 - Rebecca Gratz, American educator and philanthropist (d. 1869)

Births239 years ago

1782 - Johann Rudolf Wyss, Swiss philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1830)

Births238 years ago

1792 - Isaac Lea, American conchologist, geologist, and publisher (d. 1886)

Births228 years ago

1793 - Karl Lachmann, German philologist and critic (d. 1851)

Births227 years ago

1814 - Napoleon Collins, Rear Admiral of the United States Navy during the Mexican–American War and the American Civil War (d. 1875)

Births206 years ago

1817 - Edwards Pierrepont, American lawyer and politician, 34th United States Attorney General (d. 1892)

Births203 years ago

1820 - Francesco Bentivegna, Italian rebel leader (d. 1856)

Births200 years ago

1822 - Jules Antoine Lissajous, French mathematician and academic (d. 1880)

Births198 years ago

1823 - George Caron, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1902)

Births197 years ago

1826 - August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein, German linguist, ethnographer, and theologian (d. 1907)

Births194 years ago

1826 - John Buford, American general (d. 1863)

Births194 years ago

1826 - Elme Marie Caro, French philosopher and academic (d. 1887)

Births194 years ago

1826 - Theodore Judah, American engineer, founded the Central Pacific Railroad (d. 1863)

Births194 years ago

1828 - Owen Wynne Jones, Welsh clergyman and poet (d. 1870)

Births192 years ago

1838 - Paul Lacôme, French pianist, cellist, and composer (d. 1920)

Births182 years ago

1847 - Carl Josef Bayer, Austrian chemist and academic (d. 1904)

Births173 years ago

1851 - Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author and poet (d. 1911)

Births169 years ago

1854 - Napier Shaw, English meteorologist and academic (d. 1945)

Births166 years ago

1856 - Alfred William Rich, English painter, author, and educator (d. 1921)

Births164 years ago

1861 - Arthur Cushman McGiffert, American theologian and author (d. 1933)

Births159 years ago

1862 - Jacob Robert Emden, Swiss astrophysicist and meteorologist (d. 1940)

Births158 years ago

1863 - R. I. Pocock, English zoologist and archaeologist (d. 1947)

Births157 years ago

1863 - John Henry Wigmore, American academic and jurist (d. 1943)

Births157 years ago

1864 - David W. Taylor, American admiral, architect, and engineer (d. 1940)

Births156 years ago

1866 - Eugène Cosserat, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1931)

Births154 years ago

1867 - Jacob L. Beilhart, American activist, founded the Spirit Fruit Society (d. 1908)

Births153 years ago

1867 - Charles Pelot Summerall, senior United States Army officer (d. 1955)

Births153 years ago

1870 - Thomas Sturge Moore, English author and poet (d. 1944)

Births150 years ago

1871 - Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician and engineer (d. 1945)

Births149 years ago

1873 - Guy Wetmore Carryl, American journalist and poet (d. 1904)

Births147 years ago

1873 - John H. Trumbull, American colonel and politician, 70th Governor of Connecticut (d. 1961)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Mihály Károlyi, Hungarian politician, President of the Hungary (d. 1955)

Births145 years ago

1875 - Enrique Larreta, Argentinian historian and author (d. 1961)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet and author (d. 1947)

Births144 years ago

1876 - Theodore Hardeen, Hungarian-American magician (d. 1945)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Alexander Goedicke, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1957)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Fritz Graebner, German geographer and ethnologist (d. 1934)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Garrett Morgan, African-American inventor (d. 1963)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Takeo Arishima, Japanese author and critic (d. 1923)

Births142 years ago

1878 - Egbert Van Alstyne, American pianist and songwriter (d. 1951)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Bernhard Kellermann, German author and poet (d. 1951)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Channing Pollock, American playwright and critic (d. 1946)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Todor Aleksandrov, Bulgarian educator and activist (d. 1924)

Births139 years ago

1881 - Thomas Sigismund Stribling, American lawyer and author (d. 1965)

Births139 years ago

1881 - Richard C. Tolman, American physicist and chemist (d. 1948)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Nicolae Titulescu, Romanian academic and politician, 61st Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1941)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Maude Fealy, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1971)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Robert Emmett Keane, American actor (d. 1981)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Sam Langford, Canadian-American boxer (d. 1956)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Red Murray, American baseball player (d. 1958)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Lee Shumway, American actor (d. 1959)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Paul Bazelaire, French cellist and composer (d. 1958)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Rafaela Ottiano, Italian-American actress (d. 1942)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Jeff Pfeffer, American baseball player (d. 1972)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Emma Richter, German paleontologist (d. 1956)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Knute Rockne, American football player and coach (d. 1931)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Oscar Chisini, Italian mathematician and statistician (d. 1967)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Oren E. Long, American soldier and politician, 10th Territorial Governor of Hawaii (d. 1965)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Pearl White, American actress (d. 1938)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Robert William Wood, English-American painter (d. 1979)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Norman Bethune, Canadian soldier and physician (d. 1939)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Dazzy Vance, American baseball player (d. 1961)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Charles Herbert Colvin, American engineer, co-founded the Pioneer Instrument Company (d. 1985)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Adolph Lowe, German sociologist and economist (d. 1995)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Charles Corm, Lebanese businessman and philanthropist (d. 1963)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Milt Gross, American animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 1953)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Kai Holm, Danish actor and director (d. 1985)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Lefty O'Doul, American baseball player and manager (d. 1969)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Georges Dumézil, French philologist and academic (d. 1986)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Hans Krebs, German general (d. 1945)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Peter Illing, Austrian born, British film and television actor (d. 1966)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Emilio Prados, Spanish poet and author (d. 1962)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Herbert Biberman, American director and screenwriter (d. 1971)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Wilbur R. Franks, Canadian scientist, invented the g-suit (d. 1986)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Charles Goren, American bridge player and author (d. 1991)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, Malagasy-French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1937)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Rachel Messerer, Lithuanian-Russian actress (d. 1993)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Russell Reeder, American soldier and author (d. 1998)

Births118 years ago

1903 - William C. Boyd, American immunologist and chemist (d. 1983)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Malcolm Dole, American chemist and academic (d. 1990)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Dorothy Mackaill, English-American actress and singer (d. 1990)

Births117 years ago

1903 - John Scarne, American magician and author (d. 1985)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Luis Carrero Blanco, Spanish admiral and politician, 69th President of the Government of Spain (d. 1973)

Births116 years ago

1904 - George Gamow, Ukrainian-American physicist and cosmologist (d. 1968)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (d. 1942)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Meindert DeJong, Dutch-American soldier and author (d. 1991)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Avery Fisher, American violinist and engineer, founded Fisher Electronics (d. 1994)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Georges Ronsse, Belgian cyclist and manager (d. 1969)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Edgar Barrier, American actor (d. 1964)

Births113 years ago

1908 - T. R. M. Howard, American surgeon and activist (d. 1976)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Thomas Shaw, American singer and guitarist (d. 1977)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Harry Helmsley, American businessman (d. 1997)

Births111 years ago

1909 - George Edward Holbrook, American chemist and engineer (d. 1987)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Tancredo Neves, Brazilian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Brazil (d. 1985)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Charles Greville, 7th Earl of Warwick, English actor (d. 1984)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Afro Basaldella, Italian painter and academic (d. 1976)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Ferdinand Leitner, German conductor and composer (d. 1996)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Carl Marzani, Italian-American activist and publisher (d. 1994)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Taos Amrouche, Algerian singer and author (d. 1976)

Births107 years ago

1913 - John Garfield, American actor and singer (d. 1952)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Barbara Newhall Follett, American author (d. 1939)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Ward Kimball, American animator, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Robert R. Wilson, American physicist, sculptor, and architect (d. 2000)

Births106 years ago

1915 - László Csatáry, Hungarian art dealer (d. 2013)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Frank Sleeman, Australian lieutenant and politician, Lord Mayor of Brisbane (d. 2000)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Carlos Surinach, Spanish-Catalan composer and conductor (d. 1997)

Births105 years ago

1916 - William Alland, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1997)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Giorgio Bassani, Italian author and poet (d. 2000)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Hans Eysenck, German-English psychologist and theorist (d. 1997)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Clyde McCullough, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1982)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Kurt Dahlmann, German pilot, lawyer, and journalist (d. 2017)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Margaret Osborne duPont, American tennis player (d. 2012)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Buck Baker, American race car driver (d. 2002)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Tan Chee Khoon, Malaysian physician and politician (d. 1996)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Jean Lecanuet, French politician, French Minister of Justice (d. 1993)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish-English actor (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-American composer and educator (d. 2017)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Joan Greenwood, English actress (d. 1987)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Dinny Pails, English-Australian tennis player (d. 1986)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Richard E. Cunha, American director and cinematographer (d. 2005)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Dina Pathak, Indian actor and director (d. 2002)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Russell Freeburg, American journalist and author

Births97 years ago

1923 - Francis King, English author and poet (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Patrick Moore, English astronomer and television host (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Kenneth O'Donnell, American soldier and politician (d. 1977)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Alan R. Battersby, English chemist and academic (d. 2018)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Paul Mauriat, French conductor and composer (d. 2006)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Henri de Contenson, French archaeologist and academic

Births94 years ago

1926 - Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma, French businessman, soldier and racing car driver (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Richard DeVos, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Amway (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Pascual Pérez, Argentinian boxer (d. 1977)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Don Rendell, English saxophonist and flute player (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Phil Batt, American soldier and politician, 29th Governor of Idaho

Births93 years ago

1927 - Thayer David, American actor (d. 1978)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Jacques Dupin, French poet and critic (d. 2012)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Robert Orben, American magician and author

Births93 years ago

1927 - Dick Savitt, American tennis player and businessman

Births93 years ago

1928 - Samuel Adler, German-American composer and conductor

Births92 years ago

1928 - Alan Sillitoe, English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Bernard Haitink, Dutch violinist and conductor

Births91 years ago

1929 - Peter Swerling, American theoretician and engineer (d. 2000)

Births91 years ago

1931 - Wally Bruner, American journalist and television host (d. 1997)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Bob Johnson, American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1991)

Births89 years ago

1931 - William Henry Keeler, American cardinal (d. 2017)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Alice Rivlin, American economist and politician

Births89 years ago

1932 - Sigurd Jansen, Norwegian pianist, composer, and conductor

Births88 years ago

1932 - Ryszard Kapuściński, Polish journalist, photographer, and poet (d. 2007)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Miriam Makeba, South African singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2008)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Ed Roth, American illustrator (d. 2001)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Frank Wells, American businessman (d. 1994)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Nino Vaccarella, Italian race car driver

Births87 years ago

1934 - Mario Davidovsky, Argentinian-American composer and academic

Births86 years ago

1934 - John Duffey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Anne Haney, American actress (d. 2001)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (d. 2007)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Sandra Reynolds, South African tennis player

Births86 years ago

1934 - Janez Strnad, Slovenian physicist and academic (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Edward Dębicki, Ukrainian-Polish poet and composer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Bent Larsen, Danish chess player and author (d. 2010)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Eric Allandale, Dominican trombonist and songwriter (d. 2001)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Jim Clark, Scottish race car driver (d. 1968)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Aribert Reimann, German pianist and composer

Births84 years ago

1937 - José Araquistáin, Spanish footballer

Births83 years ago

1937 - William Deverell, Canadian lawyer, author, and activist

Births83 years ago

1937 - Graham Dowling, New Zealand cricketer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Leslie H. Gelb, American journalist and author

Births83 years ago

1937 - Yuri Senkevich, Russian physician and explorer (d. 2003)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Barney Wilen, French saxophonist and composer (d. 1996)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Richard B. Wright, Canadian journalist and author

Births83 years ago

1938 - Anton Balasingham, Sri Lankan-English negotiator (d. 2006)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Alpha Condé, Guinean politician, President of Guinea

Births82 years ago

1938 - Allan Kornblum, American police officer and judge (d. 2010)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Angus MacLise, American drummer and composer (d. 1979)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Don Perkins, American football player and sportscaster

Births82 years ago

1938 - Paula Prentiss, American actress

Births82 years ago

1938 - Adam Daniel Rotfeld, Polish academic and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births82 years ago

1939 - Jack Fisher, American baseball player

Births81 years ago

1939 - Robert Shaye, American film producer

Births81 years ago

1940 - Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem, German scholar and judge

Births80 years ago

1940 - David Plante, American novelist

Births80 years ago

1941 - John Hancock, American film and television actor (d. 1992)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Adrian Lyne, English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births79 years ago

1941 - James Zagel, American lawyer and judge

Births79 years ago

1942 - Gloria Gaither, American singer-songwriter

Births78 years ago

1942 - Charles C. Krulak, American general

Births78 years ago

1942 - David Matthews, American keyboard player and composer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Lynn Sherr, American journalist and author

Births78 years ago

1942 - James Gustave Speth, American lawyer and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Zorán Sztevanovity, Serbian-Hungarian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Lucio Dalla, Italian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2012)

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1943 - Aldo Rico, Argentinian commander and politician

Births77 years ago

1944 - Harvey Postlethwaite, English engineer (d. 1999)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Anthony Ichiro Sanda, Japanese-American physicist and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Len Walker, English footballer and manager

Births76 years ago

1944 - Bobby Womack, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Tommy Svensson, Swedish footballer and manager

Births75 years ago

1945 - Gary Williams, American basketball player and coach

Births75 years ago

1946 - Michael Ashcroft, English businessman and politician

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1946 - Danny Frisella, American baseball player (d. 1977)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Haile Gerima, Ethiopian born US filmmaker

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1946 - Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, American journalist and author

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1947 - David Franzoni, American screenwriter and film producer

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1947 - Jan Garbarek, Norwegian saxophonist and composer

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1947 - Bob Lewis, American guitarist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Pēteris Plakidis, Latvian pianist and composer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, New Zealand-Australian author

Births72 years ago

1948 - James Ellroy, American writer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Tom Grieve, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster

Births72 years ago

1948 - Mike Moran, English musician, songwriter and record producer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jean O'Leary, American nun and activist (d. 2005)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Chris Squire, English singer-songwriter and bass guitarist (d. 2015)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Shakin' Stevens, British singer-songwriter

Births72 years ago

1949 - Sergei Bagapsh, Abkhazian politician, 2nd President of Abkhazia (d. 2011)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Carroll Baker, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births71 years ago

1950 - Ofelia Medina, Mexican actress and screenwriter

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1950 - Rick Perry, American captain and politician, 47th Governor of Texas

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1950 - Safet Plakalo, Bosnian author and playwright (d. 2015)

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1951 - Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, South Korean-American author, director, and producer (d. 1982)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Kenny Dalglish, Scottish footballer and manager

Births69 years ago

1951 - Pete Haycock, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Sam Perlozzo, American baseball player and manager

Births69 years ago

1951 - Chris Rea, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Glenis Willmott, English scientist and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Zoran Žižić, Montenegrin politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (d. 2013)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Peter Kuhfeld, English painter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Ronn Moss, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births68 years ago

1952 - Svend Robinson, American-Canadian lawyer and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Umberto Tozzi, Italian singer-songwriter and producer

Births68 years ago

1953 - John Edwards, Australian director and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Emilio Estefan, Cuban-American drummer and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Paweł Janas, Polish footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1953 - Ray Price, Australian rugby player and sportscaster

Births67 years ago

1953 - Reinhold Roth, German motorcycle racer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Chris Smith, American lawyer and politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Agustí Villaronga, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1953 - Daniel Woodrell, American novelist and short story writer

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1954 - Timur Apakidze, Russian general and pilot (d. 2001)

Births66 years ago

1954 - François Fillon, French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France

Births66 years ago

1954 - Peter Jacobsen, American golfer and sportscaster

Births66 years ago

1954 - Catherine O'Hara, Canadian-American actress and comedian

Births66 years ago

1954 - Irina Ratushinskaya, Russian poet and author

Births66 years ago

1955 - Tim Costello, Australian minister and politician

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1955 - Joey Jones, Welsh footballer and manager

Births65 years ago

1957 - Nicholas Coleridge, English journalist and businessman

Births63 years ago

1957 - Ron Fassler, American film and television actor and author

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mykelti Williamson, American actor and director

Births63 years ago

1958 - Patricia Heaton, American actress

Births62 years ago

1958 - Massimo Mascioletti, Italian rugby player and coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - Tina Smith, American politician, junior senator of Minnesota

Births62 years ago

1959 - Rick Ardon, Australian journalist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Plamen Getov, Bulgarian footballer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Chonda Pierce, American comedian

Births60 years ago

1961 - Ray Mancini, American boxer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Steven Weber, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Roger Wessels, South African golfer and educator

Births59 years ago

1962 - Simon Bisley, English author and illustrator

Births58 years ago

1962 - Paul Canoville, English footballer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Stephan Reimertz, German historian and author

Births58 years ago

1962 - David Sparrow, English-Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1963 - Jason Newsted, American heavy metal singer-songwriter and bass player

Births57 years ago

1964 - Dave Colclough, Welsh computer programmer and poker player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Brian Crowley, Irish lawyer and politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Tom Lampkin, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1964 - Paolo Virzì, Italian director and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1965 - Greg Alexander, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1965 - Paul W. S. Anderson, English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Andrew Collins, English journalist and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Khaled Hosseini, Afghan-born American novelist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Yury Lonchakov, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut

Births55 years ago

1965 - John Murphy British film composer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Emese Hunyady, Hungarian speed skater

Births54 years ago

1966 - Kevin Johnson, American basketball player and politician, 55th Mayor of Sacramento

Births54 years ago

1966 - Fiona Ma, American accountant and politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Helmut Mayer, Austrian skier

Births54 years ago

1966 - Glen Nissen, Australian rugby league player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Dav Pilkey, American author and illustrator

Births54 years ago

1966 - Grand Puba, American rapper

Births54 years ago

1966 - Mike Small, American golfer and coach

Births54 years ago

1967 - Daryll Cullinan, South African cricketer and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - Evan Dando, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Ivan Lewis, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Births53 years ago

1967 - Terry Matterson, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - Dave Rayner, English cyclist (d. 1994)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Sam Taylor-Johnson, English filmmaker and photographer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Kubilay Türkyilmaz, Swiss footballer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Tim Vine, English comedian, actor, and author

Births53 years ago

1968 - Giovanni Carrara, Venezuelan baseball player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jorge Celedón, Colombian singer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Patsy Kensit, English model and actress

Births52 years ago

1968 - Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek banker and politician, Prime Minister of Greece

Births52 years ago

1968 - Graham Westley, English footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1969 - Pierluigi Casiraghi, Italian footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Annie Yi, Taiwanese singer, actress, and writer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Àlex Crivillé, Spanish motorcycle racer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Will Keen, English actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Caroline Vis, Dutch tennis player

Births50 years ago

1971 - Iain Baird, Canadian soccer player and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Claire Baker, Scottish politician

Births49 years ago

1971 - Emily Bazelon, American journalist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jason Croot, English actor and director

Births49 years ago

1971 - Anders Kjølholm, Danish bass player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Satoshi Motoyama, Japanese race car driver

Births49 years ago

1971 - Geraldine O'Rawe, Northern Irish actress

Births49 years ago

1972 - Katherine Center, American journalist and author

Births48 years ago

1972 - Nocturno Culto, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Robert Smith, American football player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1972 - Ivy Queen, Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, rapper, actress and record producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jos Verstappen, Dutch race car driver

Births48 years ago

1972 - Alison Wheeler, English singer-songwriter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Massimo Brambilla, Italian footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Phillip Daniels, American football player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Valery Kobelev, Russian ski jumper

Births47 years ago

1973 - Penny Mordaunt, English lieutenant and politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces

Births47 years ago

1973 - Linus of Hollywood, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Len Wiseman, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, Indian director and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1974 - Crowbar, American wrestler

Births46 years ago

1974 - Mladen Krstajić, Serbian footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Karol Kučera, Slovak tennis player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ariel Ortega, Argentinian footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Tommy Phelps, South Korean-American baseball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - ICS Vortex, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births46 years ago

1974 - David Wagner, American tennis player and educator

Births46 years ago

1974 - Bill Young, Australian rugby player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Mats Eilertsen, Norwegian bassist and composer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Patrick Femerling, German basketball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Antti Aalto, Finnish ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Kristi Harrower, Australian basketball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Brian McGuire, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Hawksley Workman, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births45 years ago

1976 - Robbie Blake, English footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tommy Jönsson, Swedish footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Nacho Figueras, Argentinian polo player and model

Births43 years ago

1977 - Traver Rains, American fashion designer and photographer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Pierre Dagenais, Canadian ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Denis Dallan, Italian rugby player and singer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jean-Marc Pelletier, American ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Sarah Stock, Canadian wrestler and trainer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Rohan Bopanna, Indian tennis player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Omar Bravo, Mexican footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Suzanna Choffel, American singer-songwriter

Births40 years ago

1980 - Giedrius Gustas, Lithuanian basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Scott Hamilton, New Zealand rugby player and coach

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jack Hannahan, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Michael Henrich, American ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Phil McGuire, Scottish footballer and manager

Births40 years ago

1981 - Ariza Makukula, Portuguese footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Helen Wyman, English cyclist

Births39 years ago

1982 - Landon Donovan, American soccer player and coach

Births38 years ago

1982 - Cate Edwards, American lawyer and author

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ludmila Ezhova, Russian gymnast

Births38 years ago

1982 - Yasemin Mori, Turkish singer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Samuel Contesti, French-Italian figure skater

Births37 years ago

1983 - Adam Deacon, English film actor, rapper, writer and director

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jaque Fourie, South African rugby player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Drew Houston, American billionaire and Internet entrepreneur

Births37 years ago

1984 - Tamir Cohen, Israeli footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Anders Grøndal, Norwegian race car driver

Births36 years ago

1984 - Spencer Larsen, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jeremy Loops, South African singer-songwriter and record producer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Raven Quinn, American singer-songwriter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Zak Whitbread, American-English footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Jake Buxton, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Chinedum Ndukwe, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Whitney Port, American fashion designer and author

Births35 years ago

1986 - Steven Burke, English road and track cyclist

Births34 years ago

1986 - Tom De Mul, Belgian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Mike Krieger, Brazilian-American computer programmer and businessman, co-founded Instagram

Births34 years ago

1986 - Siim Roops, Estonian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Bohdan Shust, Ukrainian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Manu Vatuvei, New Zealand rugby league player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Margo Harshman, American actress

Births34 years ago

1987 - Ben McKinley, Australian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Cameron Wood, Australian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Tamzin Merchant, English actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Aja Volkman, American singer-songwriter

Births33 years ago

1988 - Josh Bowman, English actor

Births32 years ago

1988 - Gal Mekel, Israeli basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Laura Siegemund, German tennis player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Adam Watts, English footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Benjamin Kiplagat, Ugandan long-distance runner

Births31 years ago

1990 - Paddy Madden, Irish footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Fran Mérida, Spanish footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Andrea Bowen, American actress

Births30 years ago

1992 - Nick Castellanos, American baseball player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Erik Lamela, Argentinian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Bernd Leno, German footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Karl Mööl, Estonian footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Bobbi Kristina Brown, American singer and actress (d. 2015)

Births27 years ago

1993 - Richard Peniket, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Callum Harriott, English footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - AJ Tracey, British hip-hop artist and record producer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Chlöe Howl, British singer-songwriter

Births25 years ago

1995 - Bill Milner, English actor

Births25 years ago

1996 - Lukas Webb, Australian rules footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Noah Matthews, American actor

Births24 years ago

2002 - Jacob Hopkins, American actor

Births18 years ago

Deaths

306 - Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia, Christian martyrs

Deaths

480 - Landry of Sées, French bishop and saint

Deaths

561 - Pelagius I, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

934 - Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah, Fatimid caliph (b. 873)

Deaths

1172 - Stephen III, king of Hungary (b. 1147)

Deaths848 years ago

1193 - Saladin, founder of the Ayyubid Sultanate (b. 1137)

Deaths827 years ago

1238 - Joan of England, queen of Scotland (b. 1210)

Deaths782 years ago

1238 - Yuri II, Russian Grand Prince (b. 1189)

Deaths782 years ago

1303 - Daniel of Moscow, Russian Grand Duke (b. 1261)

Deaths717 years ago

1314 - Jakub Świnka, Polish priest and archbishop

Deaths706 years ago

1371 - Jeanne d'Évreux, queen consort of France (b. 1310)

Deaths649 years ago

1388 - Thomas Usk, English author

Deaths632 years ago

1484 - Saint Casimir, Polish prince (b. 1458)

Deaths536 years ago

1496 - Sigismund, archduke of Austria (b. 1427)

Deaths524 years ago

1583 - Bernard Gilpin, English priest and theologian (b. 1517)

Deaths437 years ago

1604 - Fausto Sozzini, Italian theologian and educator (b. 1539)

Deaths416 years ago

1615 - Hans von Aachen, German painter and educator (b. 1552)

Deaths405 years ago

1710 - Louis III, duke of Bourbon (b. 1668)

Deaths310 years ago

1733 - Claude de Forbin, French admiral and politician (b. 1656)

Deaths287 years ago

1744 - John Anstis, English historian and politician (b. 1669)

Deaths276 years ago

1762 - Johannes Zick, German painter (b. 1702)

Deaths258 years ago
Deaths227 years ago

1795 - John Collins, American politician, 3rd Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1717)

Deaths225 years ago

1805 - Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter (b. 1725)

Deaths215 years ago

1807 - Abraham Baldwin, American minister, lawyer, and politician (b. 1754)

Deaths213 years ago

1811 - Mariano Moreno, Argentinian journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1778)

Deaths209 years ago

1832 - Jean-François Champollion, French philologist and scholar (b. 1790)

Deaths188 years ago

1851 - James Richardson, English explorer (b. 1809)

Deaths169 years ago

1852 - Nikolai Gogol, Ukrainian-Russian short story writer, novelist, and playwright (b. 1809)

Deaths168 years ago

1853 - Thomas Bladen Capel, English admiral (b. 1776)

Deaths167 years ago

1853 - Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist and paleontologist (b. 1774)

Deaths167 years ago

1858 - Matthew C. Perry, American naval commander (b. 1794)

Deaths162 years ago

1864 - Thomas Starr King, American minister and politician (b. 1824)

Deaths156 years ago

1866 - Alexander Campbell, Irish-American minister and theologian (b. 1788)

Deaths154 years ago

1872 - Carsten Hauch, Danish poet and playwright (b. 1790)

Deaths148 years ago
Deaths137 years ago

1888 - Amos Bronson Alcott, American philosopher and educator (b. 1799)

Deaths132 years ago

1903 - Joseph Henry Shorthouse, English author (b. 1834)

Deaths117 years ago

1906 - John Schofield, American general and politician, 28th United States Secretary of War (b. 1831)

Deaths114 years ago

1915 - William Willett, English inventor, founded British Summer Time (b. 1856)

Deaths105 years ago

1916 - Franz Marc, German painter (b. 1880)

Deaths104 years ago

1925 - Moritz Moszkowski, Polish-German pianist and composer (b. 1854)

Deaths95 years ago

1925 - James Ward, English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1843)

Deaths95 years ago

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

Deaths95 years ago

1927 - Ira Remsen, American chemist and academic (b. 1846)

Deaths93 years ago

1938 - George Foster Peabody, American banker and philanthropist (b. 1852)

Deaths82 years ago

1938 - Jack Taylor, American baseball player (b. 1874)

Deaths82 years ago

1940 - Hamlin Garland, American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer (b. 1860)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Ludwig Quidde, German activist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)

Deaths79 years ago

1944 - Fannie Barrier Williams, American educator and activist (b. 1855)

Deaths76 years ago

1944 - Louis Buchalter, American mob boss (b. 1897)

Deaths76 years ago

1944 - Louis Capone, Italian-American gangster (b. 1896)

Deaths76 years ago

1944 - René Lefebvre, French businessman (b. 1879)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Lucille La Verne, American actress (b. 1872)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Mark Sandrich, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1900)

Deaths75 years ago

1948 - Antonin Artaud, French actor and director (b. 1896)

Deaths72 years ago

1949 - Clarence Kingsbury, English cyclist (b. 1882)

Deaths71 years ago

1952 - Charles Scott Sherrington, English neurophysiologist and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)

Deaths68 years ago

1954 - Noel Gay, English composer and songwriter (b. 1898)

Deaths66 years ago

1960 - Herbert O'Conor, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 51st Governor of Maryland (b. 1896)

Deaths60 years ago

1963 - William Carlos Williams, American poet, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1883)

Deaths57 years ago

1969 - Nicholas Schenck, Russian-American businessman (b. 1881)

Deaths51 years ago

1972 - Harold Barrowclough, New Zealand general, lawyer, and politician, 8th Chief Justice of New Zealand (b. 1894)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Charles Biro, American author and illustrator (b. 1911)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - Adolph Gottlieb, American painter and sculptor (b. 1903)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - John Marvin Jones, American judge and politician (b. 1882)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Walter H. Schottky, Swiss-German physicist and engineer (b. 1886)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Anatol E. Baconsky, Romanian poet, author, and critic (b. 1925)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Nancy Tyson Burbidge, Australian botanist and curator (b. 1912)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Andrés Caicedo, Colombian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1951)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - William Paul, American lawyer and politician (b. 1885)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, German jurist and politician, German Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1887)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Wesley Bolin, American businessman and politician, 15th Governor of Arizona (b. 1909)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Joe Marsala, American clarinet player and songwriter (b. 1907)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Willi Unsoeld, American mountaineer and educator (b. 1926)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Alan Hardaker, English lieutenant and businessman (b. 1912)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Torin Thatcher, American actor (b. 1905)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Karl-Jesko von Puttkamer, German admiral (b. 1900)

Deaths39 years ago

1986 - Albert L. Lehninger, American biochemist and academic (b. 1917)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Richard Manuel, Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1943)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Elizabeth Smart, Canadian poet and author (b. 1913)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Seibo Kitamura, Japanese sculptor (b. 1884)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Beatriz Guido, Argentine author and screenwriter (b. 1924)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Tiny Grimes, American guitarist (b. 1916)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Hank Gathers, American basketball player (b. 1967)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Godfrey Bryan, English cricketer (b. 1902)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Art Babbitt, American animator and director (b. 1907)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Pare Lorentz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1905)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Art Hodes, Ukrainian-American pianist and composer (b. 1904)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Tomislav Ivčić, Croatian singer-songwriter and politician (b. 1953)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Izaak Kolthoff, Dutch chemist and academic (b. 1894)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Nicholas Ridley, Baron Ridley of Liddesdale, English lieutenant and politician, Secretary of State for the Environment (b. 1929)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - John Candy, Canadian comedian and actor (b. 1950)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - George Edward Hughes, Irish-Scottish philosopher and author (b. 1918)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Matt Urban, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Minnie Pearl, American entertainer (b. 1912)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - John Sauer, American football player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1925)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Joe Baker-Cresswell, English captain (b. 1901)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Robert H. Dicke, American physicist and astronomer (b. 1916)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Ivan Dougherty, Australian general (b. 1907)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Harry Blackmun, American lawyer and judge (b. 1908)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Del Close, American actor and educator (b. 1934)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Miłosz Magin, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1929)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Hermann Brück, German-Scottish physicist and astronomer (b. 1905)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Michael Noonan, New Zealand-Australian author and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Ta-You Wu, Chinese physicist and academic (b. 1907)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Gerardo Barbero, Argentinian chess player (b. 1961)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Jean René Bazaine, French painter and author (b. 1904)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Fred Lasswell, American cartoonist (b. 1916)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Jim Rhodes, American businessman and politician, 61st Governor of Ohio (b. 1909)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Harold Stassen, American educator and politician, 25th Governor of Minnesota (b. 1907)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Ugnė Karvelis, Lithuanian author and translator (b. 1935)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Elyne Mitchell, Australian skier and author (b. 1913)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Velibor Vasović, Serbian footballer and manager (b. 1939)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Jaba Ioseliani, Georgian playwright, academic, and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Sébastien Japrisot, French author, screenwriter, and director (b. 1931)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Claude Nougaro, French singer-songwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Nicola Calipari, Italian general (b. 1953)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Yuriy Kravchenko, Ukrainian police officer and politician (b. 1951)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Carlos Sherman, Uruguayan-Belarusian author and activist (b. 1934)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - John Reynolds Gardiner, American author and engineer (b. 1944)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Edgar Valter, Estonian author and illustrator (b. 1929)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Thomas Eagleton, American lawyer and politician, 38th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ian Wooldridge, English journalist (b. 1932)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Gary Gygax, American game designer, co-created Dungeons & Dragons (b. 1938)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Leonard Rosenman, American composer and conductor (b. 1924)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Yvon Cormier, Canadian wrestler (b. 1938)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Horton Foote, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1916)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - George McAfee, American football player (b. 1918)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Raimund Abraham, Austrian architect and educator, designed the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (b. 1933)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Johnny Alf, Brazilian pianist and composer (b. 1929)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Vladislav Ardzinba, Abkhazian historian and politician, 1st President of Abkhazia (b. 1945)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Fred Wedlock, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Nepalese journalist and politician, 29th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1924)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Vivienne Harris, English journalist and publisher, co-founded the Jewish Telegraph (b. 1921)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Ed Manning, American basketball player and coach (b. 1943)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Arjun Singh, Indian politician (b. 1930)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Alenush Terian, Iranian astronomer and physicist (b. 1920)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Simon van der Meer, Dutch-Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Paul McBride, Scottish lawyer and politician (b. 1965)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Don Mincher, American baseball player (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Lillian Cahn, Hungarian-American businesswoman, co-founded Coach, Inc. (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mickey Moore, Canadian-American actor and director (b. 1914)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Toren Smith, Canadian businessman, founded Studio Proteus (b. 1960)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Mark Freidkin, Russian author and poet (b. 1953)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Elaine Kellett-Bowman, English lawyer and politician (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jack Kinzler, American engineer (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Wu Tianming, Chinese director and producer (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Dušan Bilandžić, Croatian historian and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ray Hatton, English-American runner, author, and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Bud Collins, American journalist and sportscaster (b. 1929)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Pat Conroy, American author (b. 1945)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - P. A. Sangma, Indian lawyer and politician, Speaker of the Lok Sabha (b. 1947)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Zhou Xiaoyan, Chinese soprano and educator (b. 1917)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Clayton Yeutter, American politician (b. 1930)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Davide Astori, Italian soccer player (b. 1987)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Keith Flint, English singer (The Prodigy) (b. 1969)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Luke Perry, American actor (b. 1966)

Deaths1 years ago

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