Holidays and observances

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


241 BC - First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates: The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.


298 - Roman Emperor Maximian concludes his campaign in North Africa against the Berbers, and makes a triumphal entry into Carthage.


947 - The Later Han is founded by Liu Zhiyuan. He declares himself emperor and establishes the capital in Bian, present-day Kaifeng.


1607 - Susenyos I defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia.

Events413 years ago

1629 - Charles I dissolves the Parliament of England, beginning the eleven-year period known as the Personal Rule.

Events391 years ago

1735 - An agreement between Nader Shah and Russia is signed near Ganja, Azerbaijan and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.

Events285 years ago

1762 - French Huguenot Jean Calas, who had been wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform.

Events258 years ago

1804 - Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.

Events216 years ago

1814 - Emperor Napoleon I is defeated at the Battle of Laon in France.

Events206 years ago

1816 - Crossing of the Andes: A group of royalist scouts are captured during the Action of Juncalito.

Events204 years ago
Events190 years ago
Events172 years ago

1861 - El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Ségou, destroying the Bamana Empire of Mali.

Events159 years ago

1865 - Amy Spain, American slave, is executed for stealing from her owner; believed to have been the last legal execution of a female slave in America.

Events155 years ago

1873 - The first Azerbaijani play "The Adventures of the Vizier of the Khan of Lenkaran" prepared by Akhundov was performed by Hassan-bey Zardabi and dramatist and Najaf-bey Vezirov.

Events147 years ago

1876 - The first successful test of a telephone is made by Alexander Graham Bell.

Events144 years ago

1891 - Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching.

Events129 years ago

1906 - The Courrières mine disaster, Europe's worst ever, kills 1099 miners in northern France.

Events114 years ago

1909 - By signing the Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909, Thailand relinquishes its sovereignty over the Malay states of Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Terengganu, which become British protectorates.

Events111 years ago

1915 - World War I: The Battle of Neuve Chapelle begins. This is the first large-scale operation by the British Army in the war.

Events105 years ago

1916 - The McMahon–Hussein Correspondence between Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca and the British official Henry McMahon concerning the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire ends.

Events104 years ago

1917 - Some provinces and cities in the Philippines are incorporated due to the ratification of Act No. 2711 or the Administrative Code of the Philippines.

Events103 years ago

1922 - Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years for an appendicitis operation.

Events98 years ago

1933 - The 6.4 MwLong Beach earthquake affects the Greater Los Angeles Area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), leaving 115–120 people dead, and causing an estimated $40 million in damage.

Events87 years ago
Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting conflagration kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.

Events75 years ago

1949 - Mildred Gillars ("Axis Sally") is convicted of treason.

Events71 years ago

1952 - Fulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba and appoints himself as the "provisional president".

Events68 years ago

1959 - Tibetan uprising: Fearing an abduction attempt by China, thousands of Tibetans surround the Dalai Lama's palace to prevent his removal.

Events61 years ago

1966 - Military Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguyễn Cao Kỳ sacked rival General Nguyễn Chánh Thi, precipitating large-scale civil and military dissension in parts of the nation.

Events54 years ago

1968 - Vietnam War: Battle of Lima Site 85, concluding the 11th with largest single ground combat loss of United States Air Force members (12) during that war.

Events52 years ago

1969 - In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr. He later unsuccessfully attempts to recant.

Events51 years ago

1970 - Vietnam War: Captain Ernest Medina is charged by the U.S. military with My Lai war crimes.

Events50 years ago

1975 - Vietnam War: Ho Chi Minh Campaign: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Mê Thuột in the South on their way to capturing Saigon in the final push for victory over South Vietnam.

Events45 years ago

1977 - Astronomers discover the rings of Uranus.

Events43 years ago

1990 - In Haiti, Prosper Avril is ousted 18 months after seizing power in a coup.

Events30 years ago

2000 - The Nasdaq Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.

Events20 years ago
Events14 years ago

2017 - The impeachment of President Park Geun-hye of South Korea in response to a major political scandal is unanimously upheld by the country's Constitutional Court, ending her presidency.

Events3 years ago

2019 - Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737 MAX, crashes, leading to all 737 MAX aircraft being grounded worldwide.

Events1 years ago


852 - Qian Liu, Chinese warlord and king (d. 932)


1415 - Vasily II, Grand Prince of Moscow (d. 1462)

Births605 years ago

1430 - Oliviero Carafa, Catholic cardinal (d. 1511)

Births590 years ago

1452 - Ferdinand II, king of Castile and León (d. 1516)

Births568 years ago
Births517 years ago
Births484 years ago

1549 - Francis Solanus, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1610)

Births471 years ago

1590 - Dietrich Reinkingk, German lawyer and politician (d. 1664)

Births430 years ago

1604 - Johann Rudolf Glauber, German-Dutch alchemist and chemist (d. 1670)

Births416 years ago

1607 - Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, English statesman (d. 1667)

Births413 years ago

1628 - François Girardon, French sculptor (d. 1715)

Births392 years ago

1628 - Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician and biologist (d. 1694)

Births392 years ago

1652 - Giacomo Serpotta, Italian Rococo sculptor (d. 1732)

Births368 years ago

1653 - John Benbow, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1702)

Births367 years ago

1709 - Georg Wilhelm Steller, German botanist, zoologist, physician, and explorer (d. 1746)

Births311 years ago

1745 - John Gunby, American general (d. 1807)

Births275 years ago

1749 - Lorenzo Da Ponte, Italian-American priest and poet (d. 1838)

Births271 years ago

1769 - Joseph Williamson, English businessman and philanthropist (d. 1840)

Births251 years ago

1772 - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, German poet and critic (d. 1829)

Births248 years ago

1777 - Louis Hersent, French painter (d. 1860)

Births243 years ago

1787 - Francisco de Paula Martínez de la Rosa y Berdejo, Spanish playwright and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1862)

Births233 years ago

1787 - William Etty, English painter and academic (d. 1849)

Births233 years ago

1788 - Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1857)

Births232 years ago

1788 - Edward Hodges Baily, English sculptor (d. 1867)

Births232 years ago

1789 - Manuel de la Peña y Peña, Mexican lawyer and 20th President (1847) (d. 1850)

Births231 years ago

1795 - Joseph Légaré, Canadian painter and glazier, artist, seigneur and political figure (d. 1855)

Births225 years ago

1810 - Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet and lawyer (d. 1886)

Births210 years ago

1844 - Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (d. 1908)

Births176 years ago

1844 - Marie Euphrosyne Spartali, British Pre-Raphaelite painter (d. 1927)

Births176 years ago
Births175 years ago

1846 - Edward Baker Lincoln, American son of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1850)

Births174 years ago

1849 - Hallie Quinn Brown, African-American educator, writer and activist (d. 1949)

Births171 years ago

1850 - Spencer Gore, English tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906)

Births170 years ago

1853 - Thomas Mackenzie, Scottish-New Zealand cartographer and politician, 18th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1930)

Births167 years ago

1864 - Ādams Alksnis, Latvian painter (d. 1897)

Births156 years ago

1867 - Hector Guimard, French-American architect, designed the La Bluette (d. 1942)

Births153 years ago

1867 - Lillian Wald, American nurse, humanitarian, and author, founded the Henry Street Settlement (d. 1940)

Births153 years ago

1870 - David Riazanov, Russian theorist and politician (d. 1938)

Births150 years ago

1873 - Jakob Wassermann, German-Austrian soldier and author (d. 1934)

Births147 years ago

1876 - Edvard Eriksen, Danish-Icelandic sculptor and woodcarver (d. 1959)

Births144 years ago

1876 - Anna Hyatt Huntington, American sculptor (d. 1973)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Pascual Ortiz Rubio, Mexican diplomat and president (1930-1932) (d. 1963)

Births143 years ago

1881 - Jessie Boswell, English painter (d. 1956)

Births139 years ago

1885 - Tamara Karsavina, Russian-English ballerina and educator (d. 1978)

Births135 years ago

1888 - Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (d. 1961)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Japanese martial artist and educator (d. 1972)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Gakuryō Nakamura, Japanese painter and designer (d. 1969)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Albert Ogilvie, Australian politician, 28th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1939)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Sam Jaffe, American actor and engineer (d. 1984)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Arthur Honegger, French-Swiss composer and educator (d. 1955)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Gregory La Cava, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1952)

Births128 years ago

1896 - Frederick Coulton Waugh, British cartoonist, painter, teacher and author (d. 1973)

Births124 years ago

1900 - Violet Brown, Jamaican supercentenarian, oldest Jamaican ever (d. 2017)

Births120 years ago

1900 – Pandelis Pouliopoulos, Greek lawyer and politician (d. 1943)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Michel Seuphor, Belgian painter (d. 1999)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Bix Beiderbecke, American cornet player, pianist, and composer (d. 1931)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Clare Boothe Luce, American playwright, journalist, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (d. 1987)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Edward Bawden, British artist and illustrator (d. 1989)

Births117 years ago

1914 - Chandler Harper, American golfer (d. 2004)

Births106 years ago

1914 - K. P. Ratnam, Sri Lankan academic and politician (d. 2010)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Harry Bertoia, Italian-American sculptor and furniture designer (d. 1978)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Joža Horvat, Croatian writer (d. 2012)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Davie Fulton, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2000)

Births104 years ago

1917 - David Hare, American Surrealist artist, sculptor, photographer and painter (d. 1992)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Günther Rall, German general and pilot (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Marion Hutton, American singer and actress (d. 1987)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Alfred Peet, Dutch-American businessman, founded Peet's Coffee & Tea (d. 2007)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Boris Vian, French author and playwright (d. 1959)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Kiyoshi Yamashita, Japanese painter (d. 1971)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Val Logsdon Fitch, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Judith Jones, literary and cookbook editor (d. 2017)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Bob Lanier, American lawyer, banker, and politician, 58th Mayor of Houston (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Marques Haynes, American basketball player (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Claude Laydu, Belgian-French actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Paul Wunderlich, German painter, sculptor and graphic artist (d. 2010)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Sara Montiel, Spanish actress (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1928 - James Earl Ray, American criminal; assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. (d. 1998)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Sam Steiger, American journalist and politician (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Sándor Iharos, Hungarian runner (d. 1996)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Georges Dor, Canadian author, playwright, and composer (d. 2001)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Marcia Falkender, Baroness Falkender, English politician (d. 2019)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Udupi Ramachandra Rao, Indian physicist and engineer (d. 2017)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Perunchithiranar, Tamil poet (d. 1995)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Elizabeth Azcona Cranwell, Argentinian poet and translator (d. 2004)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Gergely Kulcsár, Hungarian javelin thrower and coach

Births86 years ago

1935 - Graham Farmer, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2019)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Sepp Blatter, Swiss businessman

Births84 years ago

1936 - Alfredo Zitarrosa, Uruguayan singer-songwriter and journalist (d. 1989)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Norman Blake, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births82 years ago

1938 - Ieronymos II of Athens, Greek archbishop

Births82 years ago

1939 - Asghar Ali Engineer, Indian activist and author (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Hugh Johnson, English author and critic

Births81 years ago

1939 - Irina Press, Ukrainian-Russian hurdler and pentathlete (d. 2004)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Chuck Norris, American actor, producer, and martial artist

Births80 years ago

1940 - David Rabe, American playwright and screenwriter

Births80 years ago

1943 - Peter Berresford Ellis, English historian and author

Births77 years ago

1944 - Gail North-Saunders, Bahamian historian, archivist, and author who established the Bahamian National Archives

Births76 years ago

1945 - Katharine Houghton, American actress and playwright

Births75 years ago

1945 - Madhavrao Scindia, Indian politician, Indian Minister of Railways (d. 2001)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Gérard Garouste, French contemporary artist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Mike Hollands, Australian animator and director, founded Act3animation

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jim Valvano, American basketball player and coach (d. 1993)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Kim Campbell, Canadian lawyer and politician, 19th Prime Minister of Canada

Births73 years ago

1947 - Tom Scholz, American rock musician (Boston), songwriter, inventor, and engineer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Austin Carr, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births72 years ago

1949 - Bill Buxton, Canadian computer scientist and academic

Births71 years ago

1949 - Barbara Corcoran, American businesswoman and television personality

Births71 years ago

1952 - Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwean politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (d. 2018)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Paul Haggis, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1954 - Didier Barbelivien, French singer-songwriter

Births66 years ago

1955 - Toshio Suzuki, Japanese race car driver

Births65 years ago

1956 - Robert Llewellyn, English actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Larry Myricks, American long jumper and sprinter

Births64 years ago

1957 - Osama bin Laden, Saudi Arabian terrorist, founded al-Qaeda (d. 2011)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Garth Crooks, English footballer and sportscaster

Births62 years ago

1958 - Steve Howe, American baseball player (d. 2006)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Sharon Stone, American actress and producer

Births62 years ago

1961 - Laurel Clark, American captain, physician, and astronaut (d. 2003)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Bobby Petrino, American football player and coach

Births59 years ago

1962 - Jasmine Guy, American actress, singer, and director

Births58 years ago

1962 - Seiko Matsuda, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

Births58 years ago

1963 - Jeff Ament, American bass player and songwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Felipe Ramos, Mexican footballer and referee

Births57 years ago

1963 - Rick Rubin, American record producer, founded Def Jam Recordings

Births57 years ago

1964 - Neneh Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter

Births56 years ago
Births56 years ago

1964 - Jojo Lastimosa, Filipino basketball player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Nikola Mladenov, Macedonian journalist (d. 2013)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Toni Polster, Austrian footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1965 - Jillian Richardson, Canadian sprinter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Rod Woodson, American football player, coach, and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1966 - Edie Brickell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births54 years ago

1966 - Mike Timlin, American baseball player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Omer Tarin, Pakistani-English poet and scholar

Births53 years ago

1968 - Thio Li-ann, Singaporean lawyer and academic

Births52 years ago

1968 - Pavel Srníček, Czech footballer and coach (d. 2015)

Births52 years ago

1970 - Matt Barlow, American singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Jon Hamm, American actor and director

Births49 years ago

1972 - Matt Kenseth, American race car driver

Births48 years ago

1972 - Timbaland, American rapper and producer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Jason Croker, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Chris Sutton, English footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Mauricio Taricco, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1974 - Cristián de la Fuente, Chilean-American model, actor, and producer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Jamie Arnold, American-Israeli basketball player and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Barbara Schett, Austrian tennis player and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1977 - Robin Thicke, American singer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Camille, French singer-songwriter and actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Neil Alexander, Scottish footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Benjamin Burnley, American musician Breaking Benjamin

Births42 years ago

1980 - Lars Horntveth, Norwegian saxophonist and composer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Samuel Eto'o, Cameroonian footballer and manager

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ángel López, Spanish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Steven Reid, English-Irish footballer and manager

Births39 years ago

1982 - Kwame Brown, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Keke Wyatt, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Étienne Boulay, Canadian football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Rafe Spall, English actor

Births37 years ago

1983 - Janet Mock, American journalist, author, and activist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Carrie Underwood, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births37 years ago

1984 - Ben May, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Olivia Wilde, American actress and producer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Lassana Diarra, French footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births35 years ago

1987 - Martellus Bennett, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Greg Eastwood, New Zealand rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ebba Jungmark, Swedish high jumper

Births33 years ago

1987 - Tuukka Rask, Finnish ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Liu Shishi, Chinese actress and ballerina

Births33 years ago

1988 - Josh Hoffman, Australian-New Zealand rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Kang In-soo, South Korean singer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Ivan Rakitić, Croatian football player, plays for FC Barcelona

Births32 years ago

1992 - Emily Osment, American actress, singer, and songwriter

Births28 years ago

1992 - Neeskens Kebano, French-born Congolese football player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Jack Butland, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1995 - Zach LaVine, American basketball player

Births25 years ago

1995 - Sergey Mozgov, Russian ice dancer

Births25 years ago

1997 - Julia Barretto, Filipino actress and singer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Belinda Bencic, Swiss tennis player

Births23 years ago

1999 - Max Bryant, Australian cricketer

Births21 years ago



933 - Li Renfu, Chinese warlord and governor


948 - Liu Zhiyuan, Shatuo founder of the Later Han dynasty (b. 895)

Deaths981 years ago

1222 - Johan Sverkersson, king of Sweden since 1216 (b. 1201)

Deaths798 years ago
Deaths731 years ago

1291 - Arghun, Mongol ruler in Persia

Deaths729 years ago

1315 - Agnes Blannbekin, Austrian mystic (b. c.1244)

Deaths705 years ago

1391 - Tvrtko I of Bosnia (b. 1338)

Deaths629 years ago
Deaths544 years ago

1510 - Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss priest and theologian (b. 1445)

Deaths510 years ago

1513 - John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander and politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1443)

Deaths507 years ago

1527 - Nam Gon, Korean writer and prime minister (b. 1471)

Deaths493 years ago

1528 - Balthasar Hübmaier, influential German/Moravian Anabaptist leader (b. 1480)

Deaths492 years ago
Deaths448 years ago

1585 - Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist (b. 1517)

Deaths435 years ago

1588 - Theodor Zwinger, Swiss physician and scholar (b. 1533)

Deaths432 years ago

1670 - Johann Rudolf Glauber, German-Dutch chemist and engineer (b. 1604)

Deaths350 years ago

1682 - Jacob van Ruisdael, Dutch painter and etcher (b. 1628)

Deaths338 years ago

1724 - Urban Hjärne, Swedish chemist, geologist, and physician (b. 1641)

Deaths296 years ago

1776 - Élie Catherine Fréron, French author and critic (b. 1719)

Deaths244 years ago
Deaths228 years ago

1823 - George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith, Scottish admiral and politician (b. 1746)

Deaths197 years ago

1826 - John Pinkerton, Scottish antiquarian, cartographer, author, numismatist and historian (b. 1758)

Deaths194 years ago

1832 - Muzio Clementi, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1752)

Deaths188 years ago

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

Deaths159 years ago

1872 - Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian journalist and politician (b. 1805)

Deaths148 years ago

1898 - Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, French nun and saint, founded the Religious of the Assumption (b. 1817)

Deaths122 years ago

1895 - Charles Frederick Worth, English-French fashion designer, founded the House of Worth (b. 1826)

Deaths125 years ago

1897 - Savitribai Phule, Indian poet and activist (b. 1831)

Deaths123 years ago

1910 - Karl Lueger, Austrian lawyer and politician Mayor of Vienna (b. 1844)

Deaths110 years ago

1910 - Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1824)

Deaths110 years ago

1913 - Harriet Tubman, American nurse and activist (b. 1820)

Deaths107 years ago

1925 - Myer Prinstein, Polish-American jumper and lawyer (b. 1878)

Deaths95 years ago

1930 - Misuzu Kaneko, Japanese poet and songwriter (b. 1903)

Deaths90 years ago

1937 - Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian journalist and author (b. 1884)

Deaths83 years ago

1940 - Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian novelist and playwright (b. 1891)

Deaths80 years ago

1942 - Wilbur Scoville, American pharmacist and chemist (b. 1865)

Deaths78 years ago

1948 - Zelda Fitzgerald, American author, poet, and dancer (b. 1900)

Deaths72 years ago

1948 - Jan Masaryk, Czech soldier and politician (b. 1886)

Deaths72 years ago

1951 - Kijūrō Shidehara, Japanese lawyer and politician, 44th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1872)

Deaths69 years ago

1965 - Archibald Frazer-Nash, English engineer, founded Frazer Nash (b. 1889)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - Frank O'Connor, Irish short story writer, novelist, and poet (b. 1903)

Deaths54 years ago

1977 - E. Power Biggs, English-American organist and composer (b. 1906)

Deaths43 years ago

1982 - Minoru Shirota, Japanese physician and microbiologist, invented Yakult (b. 1899)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - Konstantin Chernenko, Russian soldier and politician, 8th Head of State of The Soviet Union (b. 1911)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Bob Nieman, American baseball player and scout (b. 1927)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Ray Milland, Welsh-American actor and director (b. 1905)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Andy Gibb, Manx-Australian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1958)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Kermit Beahan, American colonel and pilot (b. 1918)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Pat McDonald, Australian actress (b. 1921)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Giorgos Zampetas, Greek bouzouki player and composer (b. 1925)

Deaths28 years ago

1995 - Agepê, Brazilian singer/composer (b. 1942)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Ross Hunter, American film producer (b. 1926)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - LaVern Baker, American singer and actress (b. 1929)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Lloyd Bridges, American actor and director (b. 1913)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Oswaldo Guayasamín, Ecuadorian painter and sculptor (b. 1919)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Massimo Morsello, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1958)

Deaths19 years ago

2004 - Renos Apostolidis, Greek philologist, author, and critic (b. 1924)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Dave Allen, Irish-English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1936)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Anna Moffo, American soprano (b. 1932)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Ernie Ladd, American football player and wrestler (b. 1938)

Deaths13 years ago

2010 - Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Egyptian scholar and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Corey Haim, Canadian actor (b. 1971)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Bill Blackbeard, American author and illustrator (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Bert R. Bulkin, American engineer (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jean Giraud, French author and illustrator (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mykola Plaviuk, Ukrainian politician, President Ukrainian People's Republic in Exile (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Frank Sherwood Rowland, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tan Boon Teik, Malaysian-Singaporean lawyer and politician, Attorney-General of Singapore (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2015 - Richard Glatzer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1952)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Ken Adam, German-English production designer and art director (b. 1921)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Keith Emerson, English keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1944)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Roberto Perfumo, Argentinian footballer and sportscaster (b. 1942)

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2016 - Jovito Salonga, Filipino lawyer and politician, 14th President of the Senate of the Philippines (b. 1920)

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2016 - Anita Brookner, English novelist and art historian (b. 1928)

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