Holidays and observances

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

Events

363 - Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sasanian Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death.

Events

1046 - Nasir Khusraw begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.

Events974 years ago
Events741 years ago

1496 - King Henry VII of England issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorising them to explore unknown lands.

Events524 years ago

1616 - Nicolaus Copernicus's book On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres is added to the Index of Forbidden Books 73 years after it was first published.

Events404 years ago

1766 - Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.

Events254 years ago

1770 - Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, are fatally shot by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence) five years later.

Events250 years ago

1811 - Peninsular War: A French force under the command of Marshal Victor is routed while trying to prevent an Anglo-Spanish-Portuguese army from lifting the Siege of Cádiz in the Battle of Barrosa.

Events209 years ago

1824 - First Anglo-Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.

Events196 years ago

1836 - Samuel Colt patents the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.

Events184 years ago

1850 - The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.

Events170 years ago
Events160 years ago

1868 - Mefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito, receives its premiere performance at La Scala.

Events152 years ago
Events148 years ago

1906 - Moro Rebellion: United States Army troops bring overwhelming force against the native Moros in the First Battle of Bud Dajo, leaving only six survivors.

Events114 years ago

1912 - Italo-Turkish War: Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, employing them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.

Events108 years ago
Events89 years ago

1933 - Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party receives 43.9% at the Reichstag elections, which allows the Nazis to later pass the Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship.

Events87 years ago

1936 - First flight of K5054, the first prototype Supermarine Spitfire advanced monoplane fighter aircraft in the United Kingdom.

Events84 years ago

1940 - Six high-ranking members of Soviet politburo, including Joseph Stalin, sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, in what will become known as the Katyn massacre.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: Japanese forces captures Batavia, capital of Dutch East Indies, which left undefended after the withdrawal of KNIL garrison and Australian Blackforce battalion to Buitenzorg and Bandung.

Events78 years ago

1943 - First Flight of the Gloster Meteor, Britain's first combat jet aircraft.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman–Botoșani Offensive in the western Ukrainian SSR.

Events76 years ago
Events74 years ago

1953 - Joseph Stalin, the longest serving leader of the Soviet Union, dies at his Volynskoe dacha in Moscow after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage 4 days earlier.

Events67 years ago

1960 - Indonesian President Sukarno dismissed the Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR), 1955 democratically elected parliament, and replaced with DPR-GR, the parliament of his own selected members.

Events60 years ago

1963 - American country music stars Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and their pilot Randy Hughes are killed in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee.

Events57 years ago

1965 - March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.

Events55 years ago

1970 - The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.

Events50 years ago

1974 - Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.

Events46 years ago

1978 - The Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Events42 years ago

1979 - Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the German-American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by "off the scale" gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.

Events41 years ago

1981 - The ZX81, a pioneering British home computer, is launched by Sinclair Research and would go on to sell over 1.5 million units around the world.

Events39 years ago

1982 - Soviet probe Venera 14 lands on Venus.

Events38 years ago

2003 - In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed in the Haifa bus 37 suicide bombing.

Events17 years ago

2012 - Tropical Storm Irina kills over 75 as it passes through Madagascar.

Events8 years ago

Births

Births887 years ago

1224 - Saint Kinga of Poland (d. 1292)

Births796 years ago
Births696 years ago

1326 - Louis I of Hungary (d. 1382)

Births694 years ago

1340 - Cansignorio della Scala, Lord of Verona (d. 1375)

Births680 years ago

1451 - William Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English Earl (d. 1491)

Births569 years ago

1512 - Gerardus Mercator, Flemish mathematician, cartographer, and philosopher (d. 1594)

Births508 years ago

1523 - Rodrigo de Castro Osorio, Spanish cardinal (d. 1600)

Births497 years ago
Births493 years ago

1539 - Christoph Pezel, German theologian (d. 1604)

Births481 years ago

1563 - John Coke, English civil servant and politician (d. 1644)

Births457 years ago

1575 - William Oughtred, English minister and mathematician (d. 1660)

Births445 years ago
Births435 years ago
Births435 years ago

1637 - Jan van der Heyden, Dutch painter and engineer (d. 1712)

Births383 years ago

1658 - Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, French explorer and politician, 3rd Colonial Governor of Louisiana (d. 1730)

Births362 years ago

1693 - Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian and scholar (d. 1754)

Births327 years ago

1696 - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian painter (d. 1770)

Births324 years ago

1703 - Vasily Trediakovsky, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1768)

Births317 years ago

1713 - Edward Cornwallis, English general and politician, Governor of Gibraltar (d. 1776)

Births307 years ago

1713 - Frederick Cornwallis, English archbishop (d. 1783)

Births307 years ago
Births297 years ago

1733 - Vincenzo Galeotti, Italian-Danish dancer and choreographer (d. 1816)

Births287 years ago

1739 - Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, American colonel and physician (d. 1819)

Births281 years ago

1748 - Jonas Carlsson Dryander, Swedish botanist and biologist (d. 1810)

Births272 years ago

1748 - William Shield, English violinist and composer (d. 1829)

Births272 years ago

1750 - Jean-Baptiste-Gaspard d'Ansse de Villoison, French scholar and academic (d. 1805)

Births270 years ago

1751 - Jan Křtitel Kuchař, Czech organist, composer, and educator (d. 1829)

Births269 years ago

1774 - Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, Danish organist and composer (d. 1842)

Births246 years ago

1779 - Benjamin Gompertz, English mathematician and statistician (d. 1865)

Births241 years ago

1785 - Carlo Odescalchi, Italian cardinal (d. 1841)

Births235 years ago

1794 - Jacques Babinet, French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (d. 1872)

Births226 years ago

1794 - Robert Cooper Grier, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1870)

Births226 years ago

1814 - Wilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian and academic (d. 1889)

Births206 years ago

1800 - Georg Friedrich Daumer, German poet and philosopher (d. 1875)

Births220 years ago

1815 - John Wentworth, American journalist and politician, 19th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1888)

Births205 years ago

1817 - Austen Henry Layard, English archaeologist, academic, and politician, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (d. 1894)

Births203 years ago

1830 - Étienne-Jules Marey, French physiologist and chronophotographer (d. 1904)

Births190 years ago

1830 - Charles Wyville Thomson, Scottish historian and zoologist (d. 1882)

Births190 years ago

1834 - Félix de Blochausen, Luxembourgian politician, 6th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (d. 1915)

Births186 years ago

1834 - Marietta Piccolomini, Italian soprano (d. 1899)

Births186 years ago

1853 - Howard Pyle, American author and illustrator (d. 1911)

Births167 years ago

1862 - Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player and theoretician (d. 1934)

Births158 years ago

1867 - Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 14th Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)

Births153 years ago

1869 - Michael von Faulhaber, German cardinal (d. 1952)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Frank Norris, American journalist and author (d. 1902)

Births150 years ago

1870 - Evgeny Paton, French-Ukrainian engineer (d. 1953)

Births150 years ago

1871 - Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-Russian economist and philosopher (d. 1919)

Births149 years ago

1871 - Konstantinos Pallis, Greek general and politician, Minister Governor-General of Macedonia (d. 1941)

Births149 years ago

1873 - Olav Bjaaland, Norwegian skier and explorer (d. 1961)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Henry Travers, English-American actor (d. 1965)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Harry Lawson, Australian politician, 27th Premier of Victoria (d. 1952)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Thomas Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote, English lawyer and politician, 8th Lord Chief Justice of England (d. 1947)

Births144 years ago

1876 - Elisabeth Moore, American tennis player (d. 1959)

Births144 years ago

1879 - William Beveridge, Bangladeshi-English economist and academic (d. 1963)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Andres Larka, Estonian general and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of War (d. 1943)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Sergei Natanovich Bernstein, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1968)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Dora Marsden, English author and activist (d. 1960)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Marius Barbeau, Canadian ethnographer and academic (d. 1969)

Births137 years ago

1886 - Dong Biwu, Chinese judge and politician, Chairman of the People's Republic of China (d. 1975)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Freddie Welsh, Welsh boxer (d. 1927)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian guitarist and composer (d. 1959)

Births133 years ago

1894 - Henry Daniell, English-American actor (d. 1963)

Births126 years ago

1898 - Zhou Enlai, Chinese politician, 1st Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1976)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Misao Okawa, Japanese super-centenarian (d. 2015)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Lilli Jahn, Jewish German doctor (d. 1944)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Johanna Langefeld, German guard and supervisor of three Nazi concentration camps (d. 1974)

Births120 years ago
Births119 years ago

1901 - Julian Przyboś, Polish poet, essayist and translator (d. 1970)

Births119 years ago

1904 - Karl Rahner, German priest and theologian (d. 1984)

Births116 years ago

1905 - László Benedek, Hungarian-American director and cinematographer (d. 1992)

Births115 years ago

1908 - Fritz Fischer, German historian and author (d. 1999)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Irving Fiske, American author and playwright (d. 1990)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Rex Harrison, English actor (d. 1990)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese businessman, founded Nissin Foods (d. 2007)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Ennio Flaiano, Italian author, screenwriter, and critic (d. 1972)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Jack Marshall, New Zealand colonel, lawyer, and politician, 28th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1988)

Births108 years ago

1915 - Henry Hicks, Canadian academic and politician, 16th Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 1990)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician and academic (d. 2002)

Births105 years ago

1918 - Milt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2017)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Red Storey, Canadian football player, referee, and sportscaster (d. 2006)

Births102 years ago

1918 - James Tobin, American economist and academic (d. 2002)

Births102 years ago

1920 - José Aboulker, Algerian surgeon and activist (d. 2009)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Virginia Christine, American actress (d. 1996)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Rachel Gurney, English actress (d. 2001)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Wang Zengqi, Chinese writer (d. 1997)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Elmer Valo, American baseball player and coach (d. 1998)

Births99 years ago

1922 - James Noble, American actor (d. 2016)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1975)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Juan A. Rivero, Puerto Rican biologist and academic (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Laurence Tisch, American businessman, co-founded the Loews Corporation (d. 2003)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Roger Marche, French footballer (d. 1997)

Births96 years ago

1927 - Jack Cassidy, American actor and singer (d. 1976)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Robert Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford, Scottish businessman and politician

Births93 years ago

1928 - J. Hillis Miller, American academic and critic

Births92 years ago

1929 - Erik Carlsson, Swedish race car driver (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1929 - J. B. Lenoir, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1967)

Births91 years ago

1930 - John Ashley, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (d. 2008)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Del Crandall, American baseball player and manager

Births90 years ago

1931 - Fred, French author and illustrator (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn player and educator

Births89 years ago

1932 - Paul Sand, American actor

Births88 years ago

1933 - Walter Kasper, German cardinal and theologian

Births87 years ago

1934 - Daniel Kahneman, Israeli-American economist and psychologist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births86 years ago

1935 - Letizia Battaglia, Italian photographer and journalist

Births85 years ago

1935 - Philip K. Chapman, Australian-American astronaut and engineer

Births85 years ago

1936 - Canaan Banana, Zimbabwean minister and politician, 1st President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Dale Douglass, American golfer

Births84 years ago

1936 - Dean Stockwell, American actor

Births84 years ago

1937 - Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigerian general and politician, 5th President of Nigeria

Births83 years ago

1938 - Paul Evans, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births82 years ago

1938 - Lynn Margulis, American biologist and academic (d. 2011)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Fred Williamson, American football player, actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births82 years ago

1939 - Samantha Eggar, English actress

Births81 years ago

1939 - Tony Rundle, Australian politician, 40th Premier of Tasmania

Births81 years ago

1939 - Benyamin Sueb, Indonesian actor and comedian (d. 1995)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer (d. 2010)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Pierre Wynants, Belgian chef

Births81 years ago

1940 - Tom Butler, English bishop

Births80 years ago

1940 - Ken Irvine, Australian rugby league player (d. 1990)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Graham McRae, New Zealand race car driver

Births80 years ago

1940 - Sepp Piontek, German footballer and manager

Births80 years ago

1941 - Des Wilson, New Zealand-English businessman and activist

Births79 years ago

1942 - Felipe González, Spanish lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Spain

Births78 years ago

1942 - Mike Resnick, American author and editor

Births78 years ago

1942 - David Watkins, Welsh rugby player

Births78 years ago

1943 - Lucio Battisti, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Peter Brandes, Danish painter and sculptor

Births76 years ago

1944 - Roy Gutman, American journalist and author

Births76 years ago

1946 - Richard Bell, Canadian pianist (d. 2007)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Guerrino Boatto, Italian illustrator and painter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Graham Hawkins, English footballer and manager

Births74 years ago

1946 - Murray Head, English actor and singer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Clodagh Rodgers, Northern Irish singer and actress

Births73 years ago

1947 - Kent Tekulve, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births73 years ago

1948 - Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Eddy Grant, Guyanese-British singer-songwriter and musician

Births72 years ago

1948 - Richard Hickox, English conductor and scholar (d. 2008)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Elaine Paige, English singer and actress

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jan van Beveren, Dutch footballer and coach

Births72 years ago

1949 - Bernard Arnault, French businessman, philanthropist, and art collector

Births71 years ago

1949 - Franz Josef Jung, German lawyer and politician, German Federal Minister of Defence

Births71 years ago

1949 - Tom Russell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1951 - Rodney Hogg, Australian cricketer and coach

Births69 years ago

1952 - Petar Borota, Serbian footballer and coach (d. 2010)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Mike Squires, American baseball player and scout

Births68 years ago

1953 - Katarina Frostenson, Swedish poet and author

Births67 years ago

1953 - Michael J. Sandel, American philosopher and academic

Births67 years ago

1953 - Tokyo Sexwale, South African businessman and politician, 1st Premier of Gauteng

Births67 years ago

1954 - Marsha Warfield, American actress

Births66 years ago

1954 - João Lourenço, Angolan president

Births66 years ago

1955 - Penn Jillette, American magician, actor, and author

Births65 years ago

1956 - Teena Marie, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2010)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Christopher Snowden, English engineer and academic

Births64 years ago

1957 - Mark E. Smith, English singer, songwriter and musician (d. 2018)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Ray Suarez, American journalist and author

Births63 years ago

1958 - Volodymyr Bezsonov, Ukrainian footballer and manager

Births62 years ago

1958 - Bob Forward, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Andy Gibb, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1988)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian colonel and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 1999)

Births61 years ago
Births60 years ago

1963 - Joel Osteen, American pastor, author, and television host

Births57 years ago

1964 - Bertrand Cantat, French singer-songwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Gerald Vanenburg, Dutch footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1965 - José Semedo, Portuguese footballer and coach

Births55 years ago

1966 - Oh Eun-sun, South Korean mountaineer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Bob Halkidis, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Michael Irvin, American football player, sportscaster, and actor

Births54 years ago

1966 - Aasif Mandvi, Indian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Zachery Stevens - American singer-songwriter known for Savatage and Circle II Circle

Births54 years ago

1968 - Gordon Bajnai, Hungarian businessman and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Hungary

Births52 years ago

1968 - Theresa Villiers, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Births52 years ago

1969 - Paul Blackthorne, English actor and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Danny King, English author and playwright

Births51 years ago

1969 - Moussa Saïb, Algerian footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - M.C. Solaar, Afro-French rapper

Births51 years ago

1970 - Mike Brown, American basketball player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - John Frusciante, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Yuu Watase, Japanese illustrator

Births50 years ago

1971 - Greg Berry, English footballer and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jeffrey Hammonds, American baseball player and scout

Births49 years ago

1971 - Yuri Lowenthal, American voice actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Filip Meirhaeghe, Belgian cyclist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mark Protheroe, Australian rugby league player

Births49 years ago

1973 - Yannis Anastasiou, Greek footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Nelly Arcan, Canadian author (d. 2009)

Births47 years ago

1973 - Juan Esnáider, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ryan Franklin, American baseball player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Nicole Pratt, Australian tennis player, coach, and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1973 - Špela Pretnar, Slovenian skier

Births47 years ago

1974 - Kevin Connolly, American actor and director

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jens Jeremies, German footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Eva Mendes, American model and actress

Births46 years ago

1975 - Luciano Burti, Brazilian race car driver and sportscaster

Births45 years ago

1975 - Sasho Petrovski, Australian footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Chris Silverwood, English cricketer and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Neil Jackson, English actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Lithuanian basketball player and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Paul Konerko, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Norm Maxwell, New Zealand rugby player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Taismary Agüero, Cuban-Italian volleyball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Jared Crouch, Australian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Mike Hessman, American baseball player and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Kimberly McCullough, American actress, singer, and dancer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Carlos Ochoa, Mexican footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Martin Axenrot, Swedish drummer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Lee Mears, English rugby player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Shay Carl, American businessman, co-founded Maker Studios

Births40 years ago

1981 - Barret Jackman, Canadian ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Paul Martin, American ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Dan Carter, New Zealand rugby player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Philipp Haastrup, German footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Édgar Dueñas, Mexican footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Branko Cvetković, Serbian basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Guillaume Hoarau, French footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - David Marshall, Scottish footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Brad Mills, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Kenichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor

Births35 years ago

1986 - Alexandre Barthe, French footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Matty Fryatt, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Anna Chakvetadze, Russian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Chris Cohen, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaïba, Algerian footballer

Births32 years ago

1990 - Danny Drinkwater, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Alex Smithies, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Ramiro Funes Mori, Argentinian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Daniil Trifonov, Russian pianist and composer

Births29 years ago

1993 - El Hadji Ba, French footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Joshua Coyne, American violinist and composer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Harry Maguire, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Daria Gavrilova, Russian-Australian tennis player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Kyle Schwarber, American baseball player

Births26 years ago

1996 - Taylor Hill, American model

Births24 years ago

1996 - Emmanuel Mudiay, Congolese basketball player

Births24 years ago

1998 - Bo Bichette, American baseball player

Births22 years ago

Deaths

254 - Pope Lucius I (b. 200)

Deaths

824 - Suppo I, Frankish nobleman

Deaths

1239 - Hermann Balk, German knight

Deaths781 years ago

1410 - Matthew of Kraków, Polish reformer (b. 1335)

Deaths610 years ago
Deaths603 years ago

1534 - Antonio da Correggio, Italian painter and educator (b. 1489)

Deaths486 years ago

1539 - Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese admiral and politician, Governor of Portuguese India (b. 1487)

Deaths481 years ago

1599 - Guido Panciroli, Italian historian and jurist (b. 1523)

Deaths421 years ago

1611 - Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese daimyō (b. 1533)

Deaths409 years ago
Deaths398 years ago

1695 - Henry Wharton, English writer and librarian (b. 1664)

Deaths325 years ago
Deaths294 years ago

1770 - Crispus Attucks, American slave (b. 1723)

Deaths250 years ago

1778 - Thomas Arne, English composer and educator (b. 1710)

Deaths242 years ago

1815 - Franz Mesmer, German physician and astrologist (b. 1734)

Deaths205 years ago

1827 - Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1749)

Deaths193 years ago

1827 - Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1745)

Deaths193 years ago

1829 - John Adams, English sailor and mutineer (b. 1766)

Deaths191 years ago

1849 - David Scott, Scottish historical painter (b. 1806)

Deaths171 years ago

1876 - Marie d'Agoult, German-French historian and author (b. 1805)

Deaths144 years ago

1893 - Hippolyte Taine, French historian and critic (b. 1828)

Deaths127 years ago

1895 - Nikolai Leskov, Russian author, playwright, and journalist (b. 1831)

Deaths125 years ago

1895 - Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet, English general and scholar (b. 1810)

Deaths125 years ago

1907 - Friedrich Blass, German philologist, scholar, and academic (b. 1843)

Deaths113 years ago

1925 - Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician and engineer (b. 1859)

Deaths95 years ago

1927 - Franz Mertens, Polish-Austrian mathematician and academic (b. 1840)

Deaths93 years ago

1929 - David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-American businessman, founded Buick (b. 1854)

Deaths91 years ago

1934 - Reşit Galip, Turkish academic and politician, 6th Turkish Minister of National Education (b. 1893)

Deaths86 years ago

1935 - Roque Ruaño, Spanish priest and engineer (b. 1877)

Deaths85 years ago

1940 - Cai Yuanpei, Chinese philosopher and academic (b. 1868)

Deaths80 years ago

1944 - Max Jacob, French poet and author (b. 1876)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Lena Baker, African American maid and murderer (b. 1900)

Deaths75 years ago

1947 - Alfredo Casella, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1883)

Deaths73 years ago

1950 - Edgar Lee Masters, American poet, author, and playwright (b. 1868)

Deaths70 years ago

1950 - Roman Shukhevych, Ukrainian general and politician (b. 1907)

Deaths70 years ago

1953 - Herman J. Mankiewicz, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1897)

Deaths67 years ago

1953 - Sergei Prokofiev, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1891)

Deaths67 years ago

1953 - Joseph Stalin, Soviet dictator and politician of Georgian descent, 2nd leader of the Soviet Union (b. 1878)

Deaths67 years ago

1955 - Antanas Merkys, Lithuanian lawyer and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Lithuania (b. 1888)

Deaths65 years ago

1963 - Patsy Cline, American singer-songwriter (b. 1932)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Cowboy Copas, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1913)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Hawkshaw Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1921)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Chen Cheng, Chinese general and politician, 27th Premier of the Republic of China (b. 1897)

Deaths55 years ago

1965 - Pepper Martin, American baseball player and manager (b. 1904)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Anna Akhmatova, Ukrainian-Russian poet, author, and translator (b. 1889)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Mischa Auer, Russian-American actor (b. 1905)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Mohammad Mosaddegh, Iranian political scientist and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Iran (b. 1882)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Georges Vanier, Canadian general and politician, 19th Governor General of Canada (b. 1888)

Deaths53 years ago

1971 - Allan Nevins, American journalist and author (b. 1890)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Robert C. O'Brien, American journalist and author (b. 1918)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - John Samuel Bourque, Canadian colonel and politician (b. 1894)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Billy De Wolfe, American actor (b. 1907)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Sol Hurok, Ukrainian-American businessman (b. 1888)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - Otto Tief, Estonian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1889)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Tom Pryce, Welsh race car driver (b. 1949)

Deaths43 years ago

1980 - Jay Silverheels, Canadian-American actor (b. 1912)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Yip Harburg, American songwriter and composer (b. 1896)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - John Belushi, American actor (b. 1949)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Pierre Cochereau, French organist and composer (b. 1924)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Tito Gobbi, Italian operatic baritone (b. 1913)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - William Powell, American actor (b. 1892)

Deaths36 years ago

1988 - Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian and actor (b. 1933)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Gary Merrill, American actor and director (b. 1915)

Deaths30 years ago

1995 - Vivian Stanshall, English singer-songwriter and musician (b. 1943)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Whit Bissell, American character actor (b. 1909)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Samm Sinclair Baker, American writer (b. 1909)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Jean Dréville, French director and screenwriter (b. 1906)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Richard Kiley, American actor and singer (b. 1922)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Lolo Ferrari, French dancer, actress and singer (b. 1963)

Deaths20 years ago

2005 - David Sheppard, English cricketer and bishop (b. 1929)

Deaths15 years ago

2008 - Joseph Weizenbaum, German computer scientist and author (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Charles B. Pierce, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Richard Stapley, British actor and writer (b. 1923)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Manolis Rasoulis, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1945)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Paul Haines, New Zealand-Australian author (b. 1970)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Philip Madoc, Welsh-English actor (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Robert B. Sherman, American songwriter and screenwriter (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - William O. Wooldridge, American sergeant (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Paul Bearer, American wrestler and manager (b. 1954)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Hugo Chávez, Venezuelan colonel and politician, President of Venezuela (b. 1954)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Duane Gish, American biochemist and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Geoff Edwards, American actor and game show host (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ailsa McKay, Scottish economist and academic (b. 1963)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Leopoldo María Panero, Spanish poet and translator (b. 1948)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ola L. Mize, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Vlada Divljan, Serbian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1958)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Edward Egan, American cardinal (b. 1932)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Hassan Al-Turabi, Sudanese activist and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Ray Tomlinson, American computer programmer and engineer (b. 1941)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Al Wistert, American football player and coach (b. 1920)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Kurt Moll, German opera singer (b. 1938)

Deaths3 years ago

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