Holidays and observances

Teachers' Day or Eid Al Moalim (Lebanon)

Holidays and observances


141 BC - Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han dynasty of China.


1009 - First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.

Events1011 years ago

1226 - Khwarazmian sultan Jalal ad-Din conquers the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.

Events794 years ago
Events744 years ago

1500 - The fleet of Pedro Álvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the Treaty of Tordesillas.

Events520 years ago

1566 - David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Events454 years ago

1765 - After a campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son may have actually committed suicide.

Events255 years ago

1776 - The Wealth of Nations by Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith is published.

Events244 years ago
Events224 years ago

1811 - Paraguayan forces defeat Manuel Belgrano at the Battle of Tacuarí.

Events209 years ago

1815 - Francis Ronalds describes the first battery-operated clock in the Philosophical Magazine.

Events205 years ago

1841 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the United States v. The Amistad case that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.

Events179 years ago

1842 - Giuseppe Verdi's third opera, Nabucco, receives its première performance in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy's foremost opera composers.

Events178 years ago

1842 - The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.

Events178 years ago

1847 - Mexican–American War: The first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz.

Events173 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: USS Monitor and CSS Virginia fight to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships.

Events158 years ago

1896 - Prime Minister Francesco Crispi resigns following the Italian defeat at the Battle of Adwa.

Events124 years ago

1908 - Inter Milan was founded on Football Club Internazionale, following a schism from the Milan Cricket and Football Club.

Events112 years ago

1910 - The Westmoreland County coal strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.

Events110 years ago

1916 - Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against the border town of Columbus, New Mexico.

Events104 years ago

1925 - Pink's War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.

Events95 years ago

1933 - Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.

Events87 years ago

1942 - World War II: Dutch East Indies, represented by KNIL Commander in Chief Lieutenant General Hein Ter Poorten, unconditionally surrendered to the Japanese forces in Kalijati, Subang, West Java, and the Japanese completed their Dutch East Indies campaign.

Events78 years ago

1944 - World War II: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a five-day battle.

Events76 years ago
Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: The first nocturnal incendiary attack on Tokyo inflicts damage comparable to that inflicted on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki five months later.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: A coup d'état by Japanese forces in French Indochina removes the French from power.

Events75 years ago

1946 - Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, kills 33 and injures hundreds more.

Events74 years ago

1954 - McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy", produced by Fred Friendly.

Events66 years ago
Events64 years ago

1957 - The 8.6 MwAndreanof Islands earthquake shakes the Aleutian Islands with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), causing $5 million in damage from ground movement and a destructive tsunami that affected Hawaii, where two people were killed in a plane crash while documenting its arrival.

Events63 years ago

1959 - The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.

Events61 years ago

1960 - Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner implants for the first time a shunt he invented into a patient, which allows the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis.

Events60 years ago

1961 - Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that the Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.

Events59 years ago

1967 - Trans World Airlines Flight 553, a Douglas DC-9-15, crashes in a field in Concord Township, Ohio following a mid-air collision with a Beechcraft Baron, killing 26.

Events53 years ago

1974 - The Mars 7 Flyby bus releases the descent module too early, missing Mars.

Events46 years ago

1976 - Forty-two people die in the Cavalese cable car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date.

Events44 years ago

1977 - The Hanafi Siege: In a thirty-nine-hour standoff, armed Hanafi Muslims seize three Washington, D.C., buildings, killing two and taking 149 hostage.

Events43 years ago

1978 - President Soeharto inaugurated Jagorawi Toll Road, the first toll highway in Indonesia, connecting Jakarta, Bogor and Ciawi, West Java.

Events42 years ago

1997 - Comet Hale–Bopp: Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day.

Events23 years ago

2011 - Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.

Events9 years ago

2012 - At least 130 rockets are fired into Israel from Gaza. Twelve Palestinians militants are killed as part of the latest escalation in violence in the region.

Events8 years ago


Births807 years ago

1285 - Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (d. 1318)

Births735 years ago

1421 - Francesco Sassetti, Italian banker (d. 1490)

Births599 years ago

1454 - Amerigo Vespucci, Italian cartographer and explorer (d. 1512)

Births566 years ago

1564 - David Fabricius, German theologian, cartographer and astronomer (d. 1617)

Births456 years ago

1568 - Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian saint (d. 1591)

Births452 years ago

1616 - Robert Giguère, early pioneer in New France (d. 1709)

Births404 years ago

1662 - Franz Anton von Sporck, German noble (d. 1738)

Births358 years ago

1697 - Friederike Caroline Neuber, German actress (d. 1760)

Births323 years ago

1737 - Josef Mysliveček, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1781)

Births283 years ago

1749 - Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, French journalist and politician (d. 1791)

Births271 years ago

1753 - Jean-Baptiste Kléber, French general (d. 1800)

Births267 years ago

1758 - Franz Joseph Gall, German neuroanatomist and physiologist (d. 1828)

Births262 years ago

1763 - William Cobbett, English journalist and author (d. 1835)

Births257 years ago

1806 - Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist (d. 1872)

Births214 years ago

1814 - Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet and playwright (d. 1861)

Births206 years ago

1815 - David Davis, American jurist and politician (d. 1886)

Births205 years ago

1820 - Samuel Blatchford, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1893)

Births200 years ago

1824 - Amasa Leland Stanford, American businessman and politician, founded Stanford University (d. 1893)

Births196 years ago

1833 - Frederick A. Schroeder, German-American businessman and politician, 18th Mayor of Brooklyn (d. 1899)

Births187 years ago

1847 - Martin Pierre Marsick, Belgian violinist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)

Births173 years ago

1850 - Hamo Thornycroft, English sculptor and academic (d. 1925)

Births170 years ago

1856 - Eddie Foy, Sr., American actor and dancer (d. 1928)

Births164 years ago

1863 - Mary Harris Armor, American suffragist (d. 1950)

Births157 years ago

1887 - Fritz Lenz, German geneticist and physician (d. 1976)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Phil Mead, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1958)

Births133 years ago

1890 - Rupert Balfe, Australian footballer and lieutenant (d. 1915)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician and diplomat, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1986)

Births130 years ago

1891 - José P. Laurel, Filipino lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the Philippines (d. 1959)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian soldier and politician (d. 1971)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Vita Sackville-West, English author, poet, and gardener (d. 1962)

Births128 years ago
Births120 years ago

1902 - Will Geer, American actor (d. 1978)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Paul Wilbur Klipsch, American soldier and engineer, founded Klipsch Audio Technologies (d. 2002)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Gerard Helders, Dutch jurist and politician, Dutch Minister of Colonial Affairs (d. 2013)

Births115 years ago

1910 - Samuel Barber, American pianist and composer (d. 1981)

Births110 years ago

1915 - Johnnie Johnson, English air marshal and pilot (d. 2001)

Births105 years ago

1918 - George Lincoln Rockwell, American sailor and politician, founded the American Nazi Party (d. 1967)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Mickey Spillane, American crime novelist (d. 2006)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Franjo Mihalić, Croatian-Serbian runner and coach (d. 2015)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Carl Betz, American actor (d. 1978)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (d. 1998)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Ian Turbott, New Zealand-Australian former diplomat and university administrator ( d. 2016)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Bill Bainbridge, English footballer (d. 1966)

Births98 years ago

1923 - James L. Buckley, American lawyer, judge, and politician

Births97 years ago

1923 - André Courrèges, French fashion designer (d. 2016)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Walter Kohn, Austrian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Peter Scholl-Latour, German journalist, author, and academic (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Frank Gaylord, American sculptor (d. 2018)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Joe Franklin, American radio and television host (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Gerald Bull, Canadian-American engineer and academic (d. 1990)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Keely Smith, American singer and actress (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Desmond Hoyte, Guyanese lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Guyana (d. 2002)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Zillur Rahman, Bangladeshi politician, 19th President of Bangladesh (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Ornette Coleman, American saxophonist, violinist, trumpet player, and composer (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Taina Elg, Finnish-American actress and dancer

Births90 years ago

1931 - Jackie Healy-Rae, Irish politician (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Qayyum Chowdhury, Bangladeshi painter and academic (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Walter Mercado, Puerto Rican-American astrologer and actor (d. 2019)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Jože Pučnik, Slovenian sociologist and politician (d. 2003)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Mel Lastman, Canadian businessman and politician, 62nd Mayor of Toronto

Births87 years ago

1933 - Lloyd Price, American R&B singer-songwriter

Births87 years ago

1933 - David Weatherall, English physician, geneticist, and academic

Births87 years ago

1934 - Yuri Gagarin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1968)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Joyce Van Patten, American actress

Births86 years ago

1935 - Andrew Viterbi, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Qualcomm Inc.

Births85 years ago

1936 - Mickey Gilley, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births84 years ago

1936 - Marty Ingels, American actor and comedian (d. 2015)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Bernard Landry, Canadian lawyer and politician, 28th Premier of Quebec

Births83 years ago

1937 - Harry Neale, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster

Births83 years ago

1937 - Brian Redman, English race car driver

Births83 years ago

1940 - Raul Julia, Puerto Rican-American actor (d. 1994)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Jim Colbert, American golfer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ernesto Miranda, American criminal (d. 1976)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Ion Caramitru, Romanian actor and artistic director

Births78 years ago

1942 - John Cale, Welsh singer-songwriter, viola player, and producer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Mark Lindsay, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer

Births78 years ago

1943 - Bobby Fischer, American chess player and author (d. 2008)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Charles Gibson, American journalist

Births77 years ago

1944 - Lee Irvine, South African cricketer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Robert Calvert, English singer-songwriter and playwright (d. 1988)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Robin Trower, English rock guitarist and vocalist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Alexandra Bastedo, English actress (d. 2014)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Warren Skaaren, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1990)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bernd Hölzenbein, German footballer and scout

Births74 years ago

1947 - Keri Hulme, New Zealand author and poet

Births73 years ago
Births72 years ago

1948 - Eric Fischl, American painter and sculptor

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jeffrey Osborne, American singer and drummer

Births72 years ago

1949 - Trevor Burton, English singer and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Neil Hamilton, Welsh lawyer and politician

Births71 years ago

1950 - Doug Ault, American baseball player and manager (d. 2004)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Andy North, American golfer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Howard Shelley, English pianist and conductor

Births70 years ago

1951 - Helen Zille, South African journalist and politician, 7th Premier of the Western Cape

Births69 years ago

1952 - Bill Beaumont, English rugby player and manager

Births68 years ago

1954 - Carlos Ghosn, Brazilian-Lebanese-French business executive

Births66 years ago

1954 - Bobby Sands, PIRA volunteer; Irish republican politician (d. 1981)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Jock Taylor, Scottish motorcycle racer (d. 1982)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Teo Fabi, Italian race car driver

Births65 years ago

1955 - Ornella Muti, Italian actress

Births65 years ago

1955 - Józef Pinior, Polish academic and politician

Births65 years ago

1956 - Mark Dantonio, American football player and coach

Births64 years ago
Births64 years ago
Births64 years ago

1957 - PZ Myers, American biologist, author, and academic

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mona Sahlin, Swedish politician, 6th Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden

Births63 years ago

1958 - Martin Fry, English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Paul MacLean, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Giovanni di Lorenzo, Swedish-German journalist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Takaaki Kajita, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births61 years ago

1959 - Lonny Price, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Linda Fiorentino, American actress

Births60 years ago

1961 - Mike Leach, American football player and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Rick Steiner, American wrestler

Births59 years ago

1961 - Darrell Walker, American basketball player and coach

Births59 years ago

1962 - Jan Furtok, Polish footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1963 - Ivan Henjak, Australian rugby player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Terry Mulholland, American baseball player

Births57 years ago

1963 - David Pogue, American journalist and author

Births57 years ago

1963 - Jean-Marc Vallée, Canadian director and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1964 - Juliette Binoche, French actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Phil Housley, American ice hockey player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Valérie Lemercier, French actress, singer, director

Births56 years ago

1964 - Steve Wilkos, American police officer and talk show host

Births56 years ago

1965 - Brian Bosworth, American football player and actor

Births55 years ago

1965 - Benito Santiago, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Brendan Canty, American drummer and songwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Tony Lockett, Australian footballer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Michael Patrick MacDonald, Irish-American author and activist

Births54 years ago

1968 - Youri Djorkaeff, French footballer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Kimberly Guilfoyle, American lawyer and journalist

Births51 years ago

1970 - Naveen Jindal, Indian businessman and politician

Births50 years ago

1970 - Martin Johnson, English rugby player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - David Guido Pietroni, Italian director and producer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Emmanuel Lewis, American actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jean Louisa Kelly, American actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Travis Lane Stork, American physician

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jodey Arrington, U.S. Congressman from Texas

Births48 years ago

1973 - Liam Griffin, English race car driver and businessman

Births47 years ago

1974 - Mark Harrity, Australian cricketer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Roy Makaay, Dutch footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentinian footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Ben Mulroney, Canadian television host

Births44 years ago

1977 - Radek Dvořák, Czech ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Lucas Neill, Australian footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Oscar Isaac, Guatemalan-American actor

Births41 years ago

1980 - Matthew Gray Gubler, American actor, model, and writer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Antonio Bryant, American football player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Clay Rapada, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Ryan Bayley, Australian cyclist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Matt Bowen, Australian rugby league player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Mirjana Lučić-Baroni, Croatian tennis player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Wayne Simien, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Clint Dempsey, American soccer player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Abdoulay Konko, French footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Julia Mancuso, American skier

Births36 years ago

1984 - Simon Dominic, South Korean hip hop recording artist

Births36 years ago

1985 - Brent Burns, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jesse Litsch, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Pastor Maldonado, Venezuelan race car driver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Parthiv Patel, Indian cricketer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Colin Greening, Canadian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Brittany Snow, American actress and producer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Bow Wow, American rapper, actor, and television host

Births33 years ago

1987 - Tochiōzan Yūichirō, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births33 years ago

1989 - Kim Tae-yeon, South Korean Singer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Daley Blind, Dutch footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Tatsuki Machida, Japanese figure skater

Births30 years ago

1990 - Aras Özbiliz, Turkish-Armenian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Matt Robinson, New Zealand rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1990 - YG (rapper), American rapper

Births30 years ago

1991 - Jooyoung, Korean singer-songwriter

Births29 years ago

1993 - Suga, Korean artist (BTS)

Births27 years ago

1994 - Morgan Rielly, Canadian ice hockey player

Births26 years ago

1997 - Darsheel Safary, Indian actor

Births23 years ago

2001 - Jeon So-mi, Canadian-South Korean singer (I.O.I)

Births19 years ago


769 - Alan of Farfa, Aquitanian scholar and hermit


842 - Humbert, bishop of Würzburg


886 - Abu Ma'shar al-Balkhi, Muslim scholar and astrologer (b. 787)


926 - Zhu Youqian, Chinese warlord


1202 - Sverre of Norway (b. 1145)

Deaths818 years ago

1440 - Frances of Rome, Italian nun and saint (b. 1384)

Deaths580 years ago

1444 - Leonardo Bruni, Italian humanist (b. 1374)

Deaths576 years ago

1566 - David Rizzio, Italian-Scottish courtier and politician (b. 1533)

Deaths454 years ago

1649 - James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish soldier and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1606)

Deaths371 years ago

1649 - Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier and politician, Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard (b. 1590)

Deaths371 years ago

1661 - Cardinal Mazarin, Italian-French academic and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1602)

Deaths359 years ago

1709 - Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English courtier and politician (b. 1638)

Deaths311 years ago

1808 - Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect, designed the Piercefield House and St James' Church (b. 1739)

Deaths212 years ago

1810 - Ozias Humphry, English painter and academic (b. 1742)

Deaths210 years ago

1825 - Anna Laetitia Barbauld, English poet, author, and critic (b. 1743)

Deaths195 years ago

1847 - Mary Anning, English paleontologist (b. 1799)

Deaths173 years ago

1851 - Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist and chemist (b. 1777)

Deaths169 years ago
Deaths132 years ago

1895 - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian journalist and author (b. 1836)

Deaths125 years ago

1897 - Sondre Norheim, Norwegian-American skier (b. 1825)

Deaths123 years ago

1905 - Nikolai Anderson, Estonian philologist and linguist (b. 1845)

Deaths115 years ago

1918 - Frank Wedekind, German author and playwright (b. 1864)

Deaths102 years ago

1925 - Willard Metcalf, American painter and academic (b. 1858)

Deaths95 years ago

1926 - Mikao Usui, Japanese spiritual leader, founded Reiki (b. 1865)

Deaths94 years ago

1937 - Paul Elmer More, American journalist and critic (b. 1864)

Deaths83 years ago

1943 - Otto Freundlich, German painter and sculptor (b. 1878)

Deaths77 years ago

1947 - Jhaverchand Meghani, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1896)

Deaths73 years ago

1948 - Edgar de Wahl, Ukrainian-Estonian linguist and scholar (b. 1867)

Deaths72 years ago

1954 - Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer and academic (b. 1874)

Deaths66 years ago

1955 - Miroslava, Czech-Mexican actress (b. 1925)

Deaths65 years ago

1964 - Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, German general (b. 1870)

Deaths56 years ago

1969 - Abdul Munim Riad, Egyptian general (b. 1919)

Deaths51 years ago
Deaths49 years ago

1974 - Earl Wilbur Sutherland, Jr., American pharmacologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Harry Womack, American singer (b. 1945)

Deaths46 years ago

1983 - Faye Emerson, American actress (b. 1917)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Harry Catterick, English footballer and manager (b. 1919)

Deaths35 years ago

1988 - Kurt Georg Kiesinger, German lawyer and politician, 3rd Chancellor of Germany (b. 1904)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer (b. 1946)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Jim Hardin, American baseball player (b. 1943)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Menachem Begin, Belarusian-Israeli soldier and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian and author (b. 1909)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Charles Bukowski, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1920)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler, referee, and manager (b. 1928)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (b. 1917)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - George Burns, American actor and comedian (b. 1896)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Jean-Dominique Bauby, French journalist and author (b. 1952)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Terry Nation, Welsh author and screenwriter (b. 1930)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - The Notorious B.I.G., American rapper (b. 1972)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Harry Somers, Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1925)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Jean Coulthard, Canadian composer and educator (b. 1908)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Ivo Robić, Croatian singer-songwriter (b. 1923)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Stan Brakhage, American director and cinematographer (b. 1933)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Bernard Dowiyogo, Nauruan politician, 2nd President of Nauru (b. 1946)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Rust Epique, American guitarist and painter (b. 1968)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Albert Mol, Dutch actor and author (b. 1917)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Chris LeDoux, American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - István Nyers, French-Hungarian footballer (b. 1924)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Tom Fox, American activist (b. 1951)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - John Profumo, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for War (b. 1915)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Brad Delp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1951)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)

Deaths13 years ago

2010 - Willie Davis, American baseball player and manager (b. 1940)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Doris Haddock, American activist and politician (b. 1910)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - David S. Broder, American journalist and academic (b. 1929)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Willye Dennis, American librarian and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jose Tomas Sanchez, Filipino cardinal (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Agnes Torres, Mexican psychologist, researcher, and transgender activist (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Max Jakobson, Finnish journalist and diplomat (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Viren J. Shah, Indian businessman and politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Merton Simpson, American painter and art collector (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Mohammed Fahim, Afghan field marshal and politician, Vice President of Afghanistan (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - William Clay Ford, Sr., American businessman (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - James Molyneaux, Baron Molyneaux of Killead, Northern Irish soldier and politician (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Robert Horton, American actor (b. 1924)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Clyde Lovellette, American basketball player and coach (b. 1929)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Howard Hodgkin, British painter (b. 1932)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Jo Min-ki, Korean actor (b. 1965)

Deaths2 years ago

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