Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Canberra Day can fall, while March 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Monday in March (Australian Capital Territory)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Commonwealth Day can fall, while March 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Monday in March (Commonwealth of Nations)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Decoration Day can fall, while March 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Wednesday in March (Liberia)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Passion Sunday can fall, while April 17 is the latest; observed on the fifth Sunday of Lent (Christianity)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


1010 - Ferdowsi completes his epic poem Shahnameh.

Events1010 years ago

1126 - Following the death of his mother Urraca, Alfonso VII is proclaimed king of Castile and León.

Events894 years ago

1262 - Battle of Hausbergen between bourgeois militias and the army of the bishop of Strasbourg.

Events758 years ago

1576 - Spanish explorer Diego García de Palacio first sights the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Copán.

Events444 years ago
Events402 years ago

1655 - John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in England's North American colonies where a crime was not committed.

Events365 years ago

1658 - Treaty of Roskilde: After a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars (1655–1661), Frederick III, the King of Denmark–Norway is forced to give up nearly half his territory to Sweden to save the rest.

Events362 years ago

1702 - Queen Anne, the younger sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland.

Events318 years ago

1722 - The Safavid Empire of Iran is defeated by an army from Afghanistan at the Battle of Gulnabad, pushing Iran into anarchy.

Events298 years ago

1736 - Nader Shah, founder of the Afsharid dynasty, is crowned Shah of Iran.

Events284 years ago

1775 - An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine, publishes "African Slavery in America", the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.

Events245 years ago

1777 - Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.

Events243 years ago

1782 - Gnadenhutten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity, are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indian tribes.

Events238 years ago

1801 - War of the Second Coalition: At the Battle of Abukir, a British force under Sir Ralph Abercromby lands in Egypt with the aim of ending the French campaign in Egypt and Syria.

Events219 years ago

1817 - The New York Stock Exchange is founded.

Events203 years ago

1844 - King Oscar I ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.

Events176 years ago
Events158 years ago

1868 - Sakai incident: Japanese samurai kill 11 French sailors in the port of Sakai, Osaka.

Events152 years ago

1910 - French aviator Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot's license.

Events110 years ago
Events106 years ago

1916 - World War I: A British force unsuccessfully attempts to relieve the siege of Kut (present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila.

Events104 years ago

1917 - International Women's Day protests in St. Petersburg mark the beginning of the February Revolution (February 23rd in the Julian calendar).

Events103 years ago

1917 - The United States Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.

Events103 years ago

1920 - The Arab Kingdom of Syria, the first modern Arab state to come into existence, is established.

Events100 years ago

1921 - Spanish Prime Minister Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.

Events99 years ago

1924 - A mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah.

Events96 years ago

1936 - Daytona Beach and Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.

Events84 years ago
Events83 years ago

1942 - World War II: Imperial Japanese Army forces gave ultimatum to Dutch East Indies Governor General Jonkheer Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer and KNIL Commander in Chief Lieutenant General Hein Ter Poorten, to unconditionally surrender.

Events78 years ago

1942 - World War II: Imperial Japanese Army forces captured Rangoon, Burma from British.

Events78 years ago

1947 - Thirteen thousand troops of the Republic of China Army arrive in Taiwan after the February 28 Incident and launch crackdowns which kill thousands of people, including many elites. This turns into a major root of the Taiwan independence movement.

Events73 years ago

1949 - President of France Vincent Auriol and ex-emperor of Annam Bảo Đại sign the Élysée Accords, giving Vietnam greater independence from France and creating the State of Vietnam to oppose Viet Minh-led Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

Events71 years ago

1957 - Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis.

Events63 years ago

1957 - The 1957 Georgia Memorial to Congress, which petitions the U.S. Congress to declare the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution null and void, is adopted by the U.S. state of Georgia.

Events63 years ago

1963 - The Ba'ath Party comes to power in Syria in a coup d'état by a clique of quasi-leftist Syrian Army officers calling themselves the National Council of the Revolutionary Command.

Events57 years ago

1965 - Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War.

Events55 years ago

1966 - Nelson's Pillar in Dublin, Ireland, destroyed by a bomb.

Events54 years ago

1971 - The Fight of the Century between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali commences. Frazier wins in 15 rounds via unanimous decision.

Events49 years ago
Events46 years ago

1979 - Philips demonstrates the compact disc publicly for the first time.

Events41 years ago

1983 - Cold War: While addressing a convention of Evangelicals, U.S. President Ronald Reagan labels the Soviet Union an "evil empire".

Events37 years ago

1985 - A supposed failed assassination attempt on Islamic cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.

Events35 years ago

2004 - A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.

Events16 years ago

2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying a total of 239 people, disappears en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Events6 years ago

2017 - The Azure Window, a natural arch on the Maltese island of Gozo, collapsed in stormy weather.

Events3 years ago


Births734 years ago
Births727 years ago

1495 - John of God, Portuguese friar and saint (d. 1550)

Births525 years ago

1514 - Amago Haruhisa, Japanese daimyō (d. 1562)

Births506 years ago

1518 - Sidonie of Saxony, Duchess of Brunswick-Calenberg (d. 1575)

Births502 years ago

1550 - William Drury, English politician (d. 1590)

Births470 years ago

1658 - Thomas Trevor, 1st Baron Trevor, British Baron (d. 1730)

Births362 years ago

1566 - Carlo Gesualdo, Italian lute player and composer (d. 1613)

Births454 years ago

1712 - John Fothergill, English physician and botanist (d. 1780)

Births308 years ago

1714 - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German pianist and composer (d. 1788)

Births306 years ago

1726 - Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, English admiral and politician, Treasurer of the Navy (d. 1799)

Births294 years ago

1746 - André Michaux, French botanist and explorer (d. 1802)

Births274 years ago
Births272 years ago

1761 - Jan Potocki, Polish ethnologist, historian, linguist, and author (d. 1815)

Births259 years ago

1799 - Simon Cameron, American journalist and politician, 26th United States Secretary of War (d. 1889)

Births221 years ago

1804 - Alvan Clark, American astronomer and optician (d. 1887)

Births216 years ago

1822 - Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Polish inventor and businessman, invented the Kerosene lamp (d. 1882)

Births198 years ago

1826 - Johann Köler, Estonian painter and academic (d. 1899)

Births194 years ago

1827 - Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist and anthropologist (d. 1875)

Births193 years ago

1830 - João de Deus, Portuguese poet and educator (d. 1896)

Births190 years ago

1839 - Josephine Cochrane, American inventor (d. 1913)

Births181 years ago

1841 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., American colonel, lawyer, and jurist (d. 1935)

Births179 years ago

1848 - LaMarcus Adna Thompson, American engineer and businessman, developed the roller coaster (d. 1917)

Births172 years ago
Births164 years ago

1856 - Colin Campbell Cooper, American painter and academic (d. 1937)

Births164 years ago

1859 - Kenneth Grahame, Scottish-English banker and author (d. 1932)

Births161 years ago

1865 - Frederic Goudy, American type designer, created Copperplate Gothic and Goudy Old Style (d. 1947)

Births155 years ago

1879 - Otto Hahn, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

Births141 years ago

1886 - Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)

Births134 years ago

1892 - Juana de Ibarbourou, Uruguayan poet and author (d. 1979)

Births128 years ago

1896 - Charlotte Whitton, Canadian journalist and politician, 46th Mayor of Ottawa (d. 1975)

Births124 years ago

1899 - Elmer Keith, American gun designer and author (d. 1984)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Howard H. Aiken, American physicist and computer scientist, created the Harvard Mark I (d. 1973)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Louise Beavers, American actress and singer (d. 1962)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Jennings Randolph, American journalist and politician (d. 1998)

Births118 years ago

1907 - Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Greece (d. 1998)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Beatrice Shilling, English motorcycle racer and engineer (d. 1990)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Paula Strasberg, American actress and acting coach (d. 1966)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Claire Trevor, American actress (d. 2000)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American pianist and composer (d. 2000)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Preston Smith, American businessman and politician, 40th Governor of Texas (d. 2003)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Meldrim Thomson, Jr., American publisher and politician, 73rd Governor of New Hampshire (d. 2001)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Belarusian-Russian physicist and astronomer (d. 1987)

Births106 years ago

1918 - Eileen Herlie, Scottish-American actress (d. 2008)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Douglass Wallop, American author and playwright (d. 1985)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (d. 1990)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Sahir Ludhianvi, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1980)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Ralph H. Baer, German-American video game designer, created the Magnavox Odyssey (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (d. 2008)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Carl Furillo, American baseball player (d. 1989)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Yevgeny Matveyev, Russian actor and director (d. 2003)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese author and illustrator (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Anthony Caro, English sculptor and illustrator (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Georges Charpak, Ukrainian-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Sean McClory, Irish-American actor and director (d. 2003)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Warren Bennis, American scholar, author, and academic (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2001)

Births94 years ago

1929 - Hebe Camargo, Brazilian actress and singer (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Bob Grim, American baseball player (d. 1996)

Births90 years ago
Births90 years ago

1931 - Neil Adcock, South African cricketer (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - John McPhee, American author and educator

Births89 years ago

1931 - Gerald Potterton, English-Canadian animator, director, and producer

Births89 years ago

1931 - Neil Postman, American author and critic (d. 2003)

Births89 years ago

1934 - Marv Breeding, American baseball player and scout (d. 2006)

Births86 years ago

1935 - George Coleman, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader

Births85 years ago

1936 - Sue Ane Langdon, American actress and singer

Births84 years ago

1936 - Gábor Szabó, Hungarian guitarist and composer (d. 1982)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Richard Fariña, American singer-songwriter and author (d. 1966)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwandan politician, 2nd President of Rwanda (d. 1994)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Pete Dawkins, American football player, colonel, and politician

Births82 years ago

1939 - Jim Bouton, American baseball player and journalist

Births81 years ago

1939 - Lynn Seymour, Canadian ballerina and choreographer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Lidiya Skoblikova, Russian speed skater and coach

Births81 years ago

1939 - Robert Tear, Welsh tenor and conductor (d. 2011)

Births81 years ago

1941 - Norman Stone, Scottish-English historian, author, and academic

Births79 years ago

1942 - Dick Allen, American baseball player and tenor

Births78 years ago

1942 - Ann Packer, English sprinter, hurdler, and long jumper

Births78 years ago

1943 - Susan Clark, Canadian actress and producer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Michael Grade, English businessman

Births77 years ago

1943 - Lynn Redgrave, English-American actress and singer (d. 2010)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Dionysis Simopoulos, Greek physicist and astronomer

Births77 years ago

1944 - Sergey Nikitin, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births76 years ago

1945 - Jim Chapman, American lawyer and politician

Births75 years ago

1945 - Micky Dolenz, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor

Births75 years ago

1945 - Anselm Kiefer, German painter and sculptor

Births75 years ago

1945 - Sylvia Wiegand, American mathematician

Births75 years ago

1946 - Robert Jaworski, Filipino basketball player, coach, and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Randy Meisner, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births74 years ago

1947 - Carole Bayer Sager, American singer-songwriter and painter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Michael S. Hart, American author, founded Project Gutenberg (d. 2011)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Vladimír Mišík, Czech singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Florentino Pérez, Spanish engineer and businessman

Births73 years ago

1948 - Robert W. Boyd, American physicist and academic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Gyles Brandreth, German-English actor, screenwriter, and politician

Births72 years ago

1948 - Mel Galley, English rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Sam Lacey, American basketball player (d. 2014)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Peggy March, American pop singer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jonathan Sacks, English rabbi, philosopher, and scholar

Births72 years ago

1949 - Teofilo Cubillas, Peruvian footballer

Births71 years ago

1951 - Phil Edmonds, Zambian-English cricketer and businessman

Births69 years ago

1951 - Dianne Walker, American tap dancer

Births69 years ago

1952 - George Allen, American lawyer and politician, 67th Governor of Virginia

Births68 years ago

1953 - Jim Rice, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births67 years ago

1954 - Steve James, American documentary filmmaker

Births66 years ago

1954 - David Wilkie, Sri Lankan-Scottish swimmer

Births66 years ago

1956 - Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (d. 1989)

Births64 years ago

1956 - John Kapelos, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - David Malpass, American economist and government official

Births64 years ago

1957 - Clive Burr, English rock drummer (d. 2013)

Births63 years ago

1957 - William Edward Childs, American pianist and composer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Bob Stoddard, American baseball player

Births63 years ago

1958 - Andy McDonald, English lawyer and politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Gary Numan, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Aidan Quinn, Irish-American actor

Births61 years ago

1960 - Jeffrey Eugenides, American author and academic

Births60 years ago

1960 - Irek Mukhamedov, Russian ballet dancer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Buck Williams, American basketball player and coach

Births60 years ago

1961 - Camryn Manheim, American actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Larry Murphy, Canadian ice hockey player and journalist

Births59 years ago

1962 - Leon Robinson, American actor and producer

Births58 years ago

1964 - Kate Betts, American journalist and author

Births56 years ago

1965 - Kenny Smith, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births55 years ago
Births54 years ago

1966 - Jaime Levy, American computer scientist and academic

Births54 years ago

1967 - Joel Johnston, American baseball player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Michael Bartels, German race car driver

Births52 years ago

1968 - Shawn Mullins, American singer-songwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Juan de Dios Ramírez Perales, Mexican footballer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Jason Elam, American football player

Births50 years ago

1971 - Kit Symons, English-Welsh footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Georgios Georgiadis, Greek footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Matthew Nable, Australian rugby player and actor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Lena Sundström, Swedish journalist and author

Births48 years ago

1973 - Boris Kodjoe, Austrian-born American actor and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1975 - Mauro Briano, Italian footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Gaz Coombes, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Juan Encarnación, Dominican baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Freddie Prinze, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births44 years ago

1977 - James Van Der Beek, American actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Johann Vogel, Swiss footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Nick Zano, American actor and producer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Apathy, American rapper and producer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Tom Chaplin, English singer-songwriter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Andy Ross, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Stephen Milne, Australian footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Michael Beauchamp, Australian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Timothy Jordan II, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2005)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Joost Posthuma, Dutch cyclist

Births39 years ago

1982 - Nicolas Armindo, French racing driver

Births38 years ago

1982 - Leonidas Kampantais, Greek footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Isak Strand, Norwegian drummer, composer, and producer

Births38 years ago

1983 - André Santos, Brazilian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Mark Worrell, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Rafik Djebbour, Algerian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ross Taylor, New Zealand cricketer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Sasha Vujačić, Slovenian basketball player

Births36 years ago

1987 - Jonathan Wright, Australian rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Benny Blanco, American rapper and producer

Births32 years ago

1990 - Asier Illarramendi, Spanish footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Petra Kvitová, Czech tennis player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Nico Salva, Filipino basketball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Ben Tozer, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Miriam Bryant, Swedish-Finnish singer-songwriter

Births29 years ago

1991 - Tom English, Australian rugby player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Uki Satake, Japanese singer, actress, and radio host

Births28 years ago

1994 - Pablo Dyego, Brazilian footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Dylan Tombides, Australian footballer (d. 2014)

Births26 years ago

1996 - Matthew Hammelmann, Australian rules footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Emil Imre, Romanian short track speed skater

Births24 years ago

1998 - Tali Darsigny, Canadian weightlifter

Births22 years ago


819 - Li Shidao, Chinese warlord

Deaths894 years ago

1137 - Adela of Normandy, by marriage countess of Blois (b. c. 1067)

Deaths883 years ago
Deaths876 years ago

1223 - Wincenty Kadłubek, Polish bishop and historian (b. 1161)

Deaths797 years ago

1365 - Queen Noguk of Korea

Deaths655 years ago

1403 - Bayezid I, Ottoman sultan (b. 1360)

Deaths617 years ago

1466 - Francesco I Sforza, Duke of Milan (b. 1401)

Deaths554 years ago

1550 - John of God, Portuguese friar and saint (b. 1495)

Deaths470 years ago

1619 - Veit Bach, German baker and miller (b. 1550)

Deaths401 years ago

1641 - Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer and explorer (b. 1587)

Deaths379 years ago
Deaths318 years ago

1717 - Abraham Darby I, English blacksmith (b. 1678)

Deaths303 years ago

1723 - Christopher Wren, English architect, designed St. Paul's Cathedral (b. 1632)

Deaths297 years ago

1731 - Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (b. 1688)

Deaths289 years ago

1771 - Louis August le Clerc, French-Danish sculptor and academic (b. 1688)

Deaths249 years ago

1819 - Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1739)

Deaths201 years ago
Deaths176 years ago

1869 - Hector Berlioz, French composer, conductor, and critic (b. 1803)

Deaths151 years ago

1872 - Cornelius Krieghoff, Dutch-Canadian painter (b. 1815)

Deaths148 years ago

1874 - Millard Fillmore, American lawyer and politician, 13th President of the United States (b. 1800)

Deaths146 years ago

1887 - Henry Ward Beecher, American minister and activist (b. 1813)

Deaths133 years ago

1887 - James Buchanan Eads, American engineer, designed the Eads Bridge (b. 1820)

Deaths133 years ago

1889 - John Ericsson, Swedish-American engineer, designed the USS Monitor (b. 1803)

Deaths131 years ago

1917 - Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and businessman, founded the Zeppelin Company (b. 1838)

Deaths103 years ago

1923 - Krišjānis Barons, Latvian linguist and author (b. 1835)

Deaths97 years ago

1923 - Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1837)

Deaths97 years ago

1930 - William Howard Taft, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 27th President of the United States (b. 1857)

Deaths90 years ago

1930 - Edward Terry Sanford, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, United States Assistant Attorney General (b. 1865)

Deaths90 years ago

1935 - Hachikō, Japanese dog (b. 1923)

Deaths85 years ago

1937 - Howie Morenz, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1902)

Deaths83 years ago

1941 - Sherwood Anderson, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1876)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - José Raúl Capablanca, Cuban chess player and theoretician (b. 1888)

Deaths78 years ago

1945 - Frederick Bligh Bond, English archaeologist and architect (b. 1864)

Deaths75 years ago

1948 - Hulusi Behçet, Turkish dermatologist and scientist (b. 1889)

Deaths72 years ago

1957 - Othmar Schoeck, Swiss composer and conductor (b. 1886)

Deaths63 years ago

1961 - Thomas Beecham, English conductor and composer (b. 1879)

Deaths59 years ago

1971 - Harold Lloyd, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1893)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1945)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - George Stevens, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1904)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Alfons Rebane, Estonian colonel (b. 1908)

Deaths44 years ago

1983 - Chabuca Granda, Peruvian-American singer-songwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Alan Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton, English lieutenant and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1904)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - William Walton, English composer (b. 1902)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Edward Andrews, American actor (b. 1914)

Deaths35 years ago

1988 - Amar Singh Chamkila, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1961)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Werner Hartmann, German physicist and academic (b. 1912)

Deaths32 years ago

1991 - John Bellairs, American author and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Billy Eckstine, American trumpet player (b. 1914)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Jack Churchill, Hong Kong-English colonel (b. 1906)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Gershon Liebman, French rabbi (b. 1905)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Ray Nitschke, American football player and actor (b. 1936)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinian journalist and author (b. 1914)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Peggy Cass, American actress and comedian (b. 1924)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player and coach (b. 1914)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Edward Winter, American actor (b. 1937)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Adam Faith, English singer (b. 1940)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Karen Morley, American actress (b. 1909)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Muhammad Zaidan, Syrian terrorist, founded the Palestine Liberation Front (b. 1948)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - César Lattes, Brazilian physicist and academic (b. 1924)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen commander and politician, 3rd President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (b. 1951)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - John Inman, English actor (b. 1935)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - John Vukovich, American baseball player and coach (b. 1947)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Hank Locklin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1918)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Zbigniew Religa, Polish surgeon and politician, Polish Minister of Health (b. 1938)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Mike Starr, American bass player (b. 1966)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Simin Daneshvar, Iranian author and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Minoru Mori, Japanese businessman, founded the Mori Art Museum (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Steven Rubenstein, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1962)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Haseeb Ahsan, Pakistani cricketer and manager (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John O'Connell, Irish journalist and politician, 17th Irish Minister of Health (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin, German soldier and publisher (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Leo Bretholz, Austrian-American Holocaust survivor and author (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - William Guarnere, American sergeant (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Tjol Lategan, South African rugby player (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Sam Simon, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Aldo Ferrer, Argentinian economist and diplomat (b. 1927)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Ross Hannaford, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1950)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - George Martin, English composer, conductor, and producer (b. 1926)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Kate Wilhelm, American author (b. 1928)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Marshall Brodien, American actor (b. 1934)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Cedrick Hardman, American football player and actor (b. 1948)

Deaths1 years ago

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