Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Maundy Thursday can fall, while April 22 is the latest; celebrated on Thursday before Easter. (Christianity)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

St Joseph's Day (Roman Catholicism and Anglican Communion) related observances: Father's Day (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Honduras, and Bolivia)

Holidays and observances

St Joseph's Day (Roman Catholicism and Anglican Communion) related observances: Las Fallas, celebrated on the week leading to March 19. (Valencia)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


1279 - A Mongol victory at the Battle of Yamen ends the Song dynasty in China.

Events741 years ago

1284 - The Statute of Rhuddlan incorporates the Principality of Wales into England.

Events736 years ago

1563 - The Edict of Amboise is signed, ending the first phase of the French Wars of Religion and granting certain freedoms to the Huguenots.

Events457 years ago

1649 - The House of Commons of England passes an act abolishing the House of Lords, declaring it "useless and dangerous to the people of England".

Events371 years ago

1687 - Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men.

Events333 years ago
Events208 years ago

1853 - The Taiping reform movement occupies and makes Nanjing its capital until 1864.

Events167 years ago

1861 - The First Taranaki War ends in New Zealand.

Events159 years ago

1863 - The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines, and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000.

Events157 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: The Battle of Bentonville begins. By the end of the battle two days later, Confederate forces had retreated from Four Oaks, North Carolina.

Events155 years ago
Events135 years ago

1895 - Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.

Events125 years ago

1918 - The US Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.

Events102 years ago

1920 - The United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (the first time was on November 19, 1919).

Events100 years ago

1921 - Irish War of Independence: One of the biggest engagements of the war takes place at Crossbarry, County Cork. About 100 Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteers escape an attempt by over 1,300 British forces to encircle them.

Events99 years ago

1931 - Gambling is legalized in Nevada.

Events89 years ago

1932 - The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.

Events88 years ago

1943 - Frank Nitti, the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: The German army occupies Hungary.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: Off the coast of Japan, a dive bomber hits the aircraft carrier USS Franklin, killing 724 of her crew. Badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the US under her own power.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Adolf Hitler issues his "Nero Decree" ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities, and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed.

Events75 years ago
Events74 years ago

1954 - Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in colour.

Events66 years ago

1954 - Willie Mosconi sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio, setting a record that remains unbroken.

Events66 years ago

1958 - The Monarch Underwear Company fire leaves 24 dead and 15 injured.

Events62 years ago

1962 - Highly influential artist Bob Dylan releases his first album, Bob Dylan, for Columbia Records.

Events58 years ago

1962 - The Algerian War of Independence ends.

Events58 years ago

1964 - Over 500,000 Brazilians attend the March of the Family with God for Liberty, in protest against the government of João Goulart and against communism.

Events56 years ago

1965 - The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence, exactly 102 years after its destruction.

Events55 years ago

1969 - The 385-metre-tall (1,263 ft) TV-mast at Emley Moor transmitting station, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build-up.

Events51 years ago

1979 - The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN.

Events41 years ago

1982 - Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom.

Events38 years ago

1987 - Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he hands over control to Jerry Falwell.

Events33 years ago

1989 - The Egyptian flag is raised at Taba, marking the end of Israeli occupation since the Six Days War in 1967 and the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty in 1979.

Events31 years ago

1990 - The ethnic clashes of Târgu Mureș begin four days after the anniversary of the Revolutions of 1848 in the Austrian Empire.

Events30 years ago

2002 - Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election.

Events18 years ago

2004 - Catalina affair: A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 in 1952 over the Baltic Sea is finally recovered after years of work.

Events16 years ago

2004 - March 19 Shooting Incident: the Republic of China(Taiwan) president Chen Shui-bian was shot just before the country's presidential election on March 20.

Events16 years ago

2008 - GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.

Events12 years ago
Events9 years ago

2013 - A series of bombings and shootings kills at least 98 people and injures 240 others across Iraq.

Events7 years ago

2016 - Flydubai Flight 981 crashes while attempting to land at Rostov-on-Don international airport, killing all 62 on board.

Events4 years ago

2016 - An explosion occurs in Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, killing five people and injuring 36.

Events4 years ago

2018 - The last male northern white rhinoceros, Sudan, dies, ensuring a chance of extinction for the species.

Events2 years ago


1206 - Güyük Khan, Mongol ruler, 3rd Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (d. 1248)

Births814 years ago

1434 - Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1443)

Births586 years ago

1488 - Johannes Magnus, Swedish archbishop and theologian (d. 1544)

Births532 years ago

1534 - José de Anchieta, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1597)

Births486 years ago

1542 - Jan Zamoyski, Polish nobleman (d. 1605)

Births478 years ago

1601 - Alonzo Cano, Spanish painter, sculptor, and architect (d. 1667)

Births419 years ago
Births416 years ago

1641 - Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi, Syrian author and scholar (d. 1731)

Births379 years ago

1661 - Francesco Gasparini, Italian composer and educator (d. 1727)

Births359 years ago

1684 - Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (d. 1766)

Births336 years ago

1721 - Tobias Smollett, Scottish-Italian poet and author (d. 1771) (baptised on this day)

Births299 years ago

1734 - Thomas McKean, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 1817)

Births286 years ago

1739 - Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, French lawyer and politician (d. 1824)

Births281 years ago

1742 - Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian rebel leader (d. 1781)

Births278 years ago

1748 - Elias Hicks, American farmer, minister, and theologian (d. 1830)

Births272 years ago

1778 - Edward Pakenham, Anglo-Irish general and politician (d. 1815)

Births242 years ago

1809 - Fredrik Pacius, German composer and conductor (d. 1891)

Births211 years ago

1813 - David Livingstone, Scottish missionary and explorer (d. 1873)

Births207 years ago

1816 - Johannes Verhulst, Dutch composer and conductor (d. 1891)

Births204 years ago

1821 - Richard Francis Burton, English soldier, geographer, and diplomat (d. 1890)

Births199 years ago

1823 - Arthur Blyth, English-Australian politician, 9th Premier of South Australia (d. 1891)

Births197 years ago

1824 - William Allingham, Irish poet, author, and scholar (d. 1889)

Births196 years ago

1829 - Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish businessman (d. 1901)

Births191 years ago

1844 - Minna Canth, Finnish journalist, playwright, and activist (d. 1897)

Births176 years ago

1847 - Albert Pinkham Ryder, American painter (d. 1917)

Births173 years ago

1848 - Wyatt Earp, American police officer (d. 1929)

Births172 years ago

1849 - Alfred von Tirpitz, German admiral and politician (d. 1930)

Births171 years ago

1858 - Kang Youwei, Chinese scholar and politician (d. 1927)

Births162 years ago

1860 - William Jennings Bryan, American lawyer and politician, 41st United States Secretary of State (d. 1925)

Births160 years ago

1861 - Lomer Gouin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 13th Premier of Quebec (d. 1929)

Births159 years ago

1864 - Charles Marion Russell, American painter and sculptor (d. 1926)

Births156 years ago

1865 - William Morton Wheeler, American entomologist, myrmecologist, and academic (d. 1937)

Births155 years ago

1868 - Senda Berenson Abbott, Lithuanian-American basketball player and educator (d. 1954)

Births152 years ago

1871 - Schofield Haigh, English cricketer and coach (d. 1921)

Births149 years ago

1872 - Anna Held, Polish singer (d. 1918)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Max Reger, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1916)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Zhang Zuolin, Chinese warlord (d. 1928)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Felix Jacoby, German philologist (d. 1959)

Births144 years ago

1880 - Ernestine Rose, American librarian and advocate (d. 1961)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Edith Nourse Rogers, American social worker and politician (d. 1960)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Gaston Lachaise, French-American sculptor (d. 1935)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Norman Haworth, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Joseph Stilwell, American general (d. 1946)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Attik, Greek composer (d. 1944)

Births135 years ago

1888 - Josef Albers, German-American painter and educator (d. 1976)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (d. 1969)

Births132 years ago

1891 - Earl Warren, American lieutenant, jurist, and politician, 14th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1974)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Theodore Sizer, American professor of the history of art (d. 1967)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Ado Vabbe, Estonian painter (d. 1961)

Births128 years ago

1892 - James Van Fleet, American general and diplomat (d. 1992)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Moms Mabley, American comedian and singer (d. 1975)

Births126 years ago

1900 - Carmen Carbonell, Spanish stage and film actress (d. 1988)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Frédéric Joliot-Curie, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Jo Mielziner, French-American set designer (d. 1976)

Births119 years ago

1904 - John Sirica, American lawyer and judge (d. 1992)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Joe Rollino, American weightlifter and boxer (d. 2010)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Albert Speer, German architect and politician (d. 1981)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Adolf Eichmann, German SS officer (d. 1962)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Clara Breed, American librarian and activist (d. 1994)

Births114 years ago

1909 - Louis Hayward, South African-born American actor (d. 1985)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Joseph Carroll, American general (d. 1991)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Hugh Watt, Australian-New Zealand engineer and politician, Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1980)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Leonidas Alaoglu, Canadian-American mathematician and theorist (d. 1981)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Jay Berwanger, American football player and coach (d. 2002)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Robert G. Cole, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1944)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Patricia Morison, American actress and singer (d. 2018)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Eric Christmas, English-Canadian actor (d. 2000)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Irving Wallace, American journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 1990)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Laszlo Szabo, Hungarian chess player (d. 1998)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Lennie Tristano, American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1978)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author, poet, and painter (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Tommy Cooper, British magician and prop comedian (d. 1984)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Guy Lewis, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Hiroo Onoda, Japanese lieutenant (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Pamela Britton, American actress (d. 1974)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Benito Jacovitti, Italian illustrator (d. 1997)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Henry Morgentaler, Polish-Canadian physician and activist (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Joe Gaetjens, Haitian footballer (d. 1964)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Brent Scowcroft, American general and diplomat, 9th United States National Security Advisor

Births95 years ago

1927 - Richie Ashburn, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1997)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Hans Küng, Swiss theologian and author

Births92 years ago

1928 - Patrick McGoohan, Irish-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2009)

Births92 years ago

1931 - Emma Andijewska, Ukrainian poet, writer and painter

Births89 years ago

1932 - Gay Brewer, American golfer (d. 2007)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Peter Hall, English geographer, author, and academic (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Gail Kobe, American actress and producer (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Phyllis Newman, American actress and singer

Births87 years ago

1933 - Philip Roth, American novelist (d. 2018)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Renée Taylor, American actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births87 years ago

1933 - Richard Williams, Canadian-English animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 2019)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Nancy Malone, American actress, director, and producer (d. 2014)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Ursula Andress, Swiss model and actress

Births84 years ago

1936 - Ben Lexcen, Australian sailor and architect (d. 1988)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Clarence "Frogman" Henry, American R&B singer and pianist

Births83 years ago

1937 - Egon Krenz, German politician

Births83 years ago

1938 - Joe Kapp, American football player, coach, and actor

Births82 years ago

1942 - Heather Robertson, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2014)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Mario J. Molina, Mexican chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births77 years ago

1943 - Mario Monti, Italian economist and politician, Prime Minister of Italy

Births77 years ago

1943 - Vern Schuppan, Australian race car driver

Births77 years ago

1944 - Said Musa, Belizean lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Belize

Births76 years ago

1945 - John Holder, English cricketer and umpire

Births75 years ago

1945 - Modestas Paulauskas, Lithuanian basketball player and coach

Births75 years ago

1946 - Ruth Pointer, American musician

Births74 years ago

1947 - Glenn Close, American actress, singer, and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Marinho Peres, Brazilian footballer and coach

Births73 years ago

1948 - David Schnitter, American saxophonist and educator

Births72 years ago

1949 - Blase J. Cupich, American theologian and cardinal

Births71 years ago

1950 - José S. Palma, Filipino archbishop

Births70 years ago

1952 - Warren Lees, New Zealand cricketer and coach

Births68 years ago

1952 - Martin Ravallion, Australian economist and academic

Births68 years ago

1952 - Harvey Weinstein, American director and producer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Ian Blair, English police officer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Peter Hendy, English businessman

Births67 years ago

1953 - Ricky Wilson, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1985)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Cho Kwang-rae, South Korean footballer, coach, and manager

Births66 years ago

1955 - Bruce Willis, German-American actor and producer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Yegor Gaidar, Russian economist and politician, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2009)

Births64 years ago

1958 - Andy Reid, American football player and coach

Births62 years ago

1960 - Eliane Elias, Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist

Births60 years ago

1962 - Iván Calderón, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (d. 2003)

Births58 years ago

1963 - Neil LaBute, American director and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1964 - Yoko Kanno, Japanese pianist and composer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Jake Weber, English actor

Births56 years ago

1966 - Michael Crockart, Scottish police officer and politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Olaf Marschall, German footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - Andy Sinton, English footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1967 - Vladimir Konstantinov, Russian-American ice hockey player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Tyrone Hill, American basketball player and coach

Births52 years ago

1970 - Harald Johnsen, Norwegian bassist and composer (d. 2011)

Births50 years ago

1970 - Michael Krumm, German race car driver

Births50 years ago

1973 - Ashley Giles, English cricketer and coach

Births47 years ago

1975 - Antonio Daniels, American basketball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Matthew Richardson, Australian footballer and sportscaster

Births45 years ago

1976 - Andre Miller, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Alessandro Nesta, Italian footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1978 - Cydonie Mothersille, Jamaican-Caymanian sprinter

Births42 years ago

1979 - Sheldon Brown, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Hee-seop Choi, South Korean-American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ivan Ljubičić, Croatian tennis player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Christos Patsatzoglou, Greek footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Hedo Türkoğlu, Turkish basketball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Luca Ferri, Italian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Taichi Ishikari, Japanese wrestler

Births40 years ago

1980 - Mikuni Shimokawa, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births40 years ago

1981 - Steve Cummings, English cyclist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kolo Touré, Ivorian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jonathan Fanene, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Brad Jones, Australian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Eduardo Saverin, Brazilian-Singaporean businessman

Births38 years ago

1982 - Yoshikaze Masatsugu, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births38 years ago

1985 - Inesa Jurevičiūtė, Lithuanian figure skater

Births35 years ago

1986 - Tyler Bozak, Canadian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Michal Švec, Czech footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Miloš Teodosić, Serbian basketball player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Clayton Kershaw, American baseball player

Births32 years ago

1991 - Aleksandr Kokorin, Russian footballer

Births29 years ago

1993 - Mateusz Szwoch, Polish footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Hakim Ziyech, Moroccan footballer

Births27 years ago

1995 - Alexei Sintsov, Russian figure skater

Births25 years ago

1996 - Barbara Haas, Austrian tennis player

Births24 years ago


235 - Severus Alexander, Roman emperor (b. 208)


953 - Al-Mansur Billah, caliph of the Fatimid Caliphate (b. 913)


968 - Emma of Paris, duchess of Normandy (b. 943)


1238 - Henry the Bearded, Polish duke and son of Bolesław I the Tall (b. 1163)

Deaths782 years ago

1263 - Hugh of Saint-Cher, French cardinal (b. 1200)

Deaths757 years ago

1279 - Zhao Bing, Chinese emperor (b. 1271)

Deaths741 years ago

1286 - Alexander III, king of Scotland (b. 1241)

Deaths734 years ago
Deaths690 years ago

1372 - John II, marquess of Montferrat (b. 1321)

Deaths648 years ago

1533 - John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners, English baron and statesman (b. 1467)

Deaths487 years ago

1534 - Michael Weiße, German theologian (b. c. 1488)

Deaths486 years ago

1539 - Lord Edmund Howard, English nobleman (b. c. 1478)

Deaths481 years ago

1563 - Arthur Brooke, English poet

Deaths457 years ago

1568 - Elizabeth Seymour, Lady Cromwell, English noblewoman (b.c. 1518)

Deaths452 years ago

1581 - Francis I, duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (b. 1510)

Deaths439 years ago

1612 - Sophia Olelkovich Radziwill, Belarusian saint (b. 1585)

Deaths408 years ago

1637 - Péter Pázmány, Hungarian cardinal (b. 1570)

Deaths383 years ago

1649 - Gerhard Johann Vossius, German scholar and theologian (b. 1577)

Deaths371 years ago

1683 - Thomas Killigrew, English playwright and manager (b. 1612)

Deaths337 years ago

1687 - René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, French-American explorer (b. 1643)

Deaths333 years ago

1697 - Nicolaus Bruhns, German organist and composer (b. 1665)

Deaths323 years ago

1711 - Thomas Ken, English bishop and hymn-writer (b. 1637)

Deaths309 years ago
Deaths303 years ago

1721 - Pope Clement XI (b. 1649)

Deaths299 years ago

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

Deaths237 years ago

1790 - Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasha, Ottoman general and politician, 182nd Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1713)

Deaths230 years ago

1797 - Philip Hayes, English organist and composer (b. 1738)

Deaths223 years ago

1816 - Philip Mazzei, Italian-American physician and philosopher (b. 1730)

Deaths204 years ago

1871 - Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist, geologist, and physicist (b. 1795)

Deaths149 years ago

1897 - Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, Irish-French geographer, ethnologist, linguist, and astronomer (b. 1810)

Deaths123 years ago

1900 - John Bingham, American lawyer and politician, 7th United States Ambassador to Japan (b. 1815)

Deaths120 years ago

1900 - Charles-Louis Hanon, French pianist and composer (b. 1819)

Deaths120 years ago

1914 - Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian priest, geologist, and volcanologist (b. 1850)

Deaths106 years ago

1919 - Emma Bell Miles, American writer, poet, and artist of Appalachia (b. 1879)

Deaths101 years ago

1930 - Arthur Balfour, Scottish-English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1848)

Deaths90 years ago

1930 - Henry Lefroy, Australian politician, 11th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1854)

Deaths90 years ago

1942 - Clinton Hart Merriam, American zoologist, ornithologist, and entomologist (b. 1855)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - William Hale Thompson, American rancher and politician, 41st Mayor of Chicago (b. 1869)

Deaths76 years ago

1949 - James Somerville, English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset (b. 1882)

Deaths71 years ago

1949 - James Newland, Australian soldier and policeman (b. 1881)

Deaths71 years ago

1950 - Edgar Rice Burroughs, American soldier and author (b. 1875)

Deaths70 years ago

1950 - Norman Haworth, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1883)

Deaths70 years ago

1951 - Dmytro Doroshenko, Ukrainian historian and politician, Prime Minister of Ukraine (b. 1882)

Deaths69 years ago

1973 - Lauritz Melchior, Danish-American tenor and actor (b. 1890)

Deaths47 years ago

1976 - Albert Dieudonné, French actor and author (b. 1889)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Paul Kossoff, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1950)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - William L. Laurence, Lithuanian-born American journalist and author (b. 1888)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - M. A. Ayyangar, Indian lawyer and politician, 2nd Speaker of the Lok Sabha (b. 1891)

Deaths42 years ago

1982 - J. B. Kripalani, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1888)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Randy Rhoads, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1956)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Garry Winogrand, American photographer (b. 1928)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Sabino Barinaga, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1922)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Louis de Broglie, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Bun Cook, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1904)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Andrew Wood, American singer-songwriter (b. 1966)

Deaths30 years ago

1993 - Henrik Sandberg, Danish production manager and producer (b. 1915)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Lise Østergaard, Danish psychologist and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Virginia Henderson, American nurse, researcher, theorist and author (b. 1897)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Willem de Kooning, Dutch-American painter and educator (b. 1904)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Eugène Guillevic, French poet and author (b. 1907)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - E. M. S. Namboodiripad, Indian theorist and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Kerala (b. 1909)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Tofilau Eti Alesana, Samoan politician, 5th Prime Minister of Samoa (b. 1924)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Joanne Weaver, American baseball player (b. 1935)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Shafiq-ur-Rahman, Pakistani physician and author (b. 1920)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Michael Mathias Prechtl, German soldier and illustrator (b. 1926)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Mitchell Sharp, Canadian economist and politician, 23rd Canadian Minister of Finance (b. 1911)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - John DeLorean, American engineer and businessman, founded the DeLorean Motor Company (b. 1925)

Deaths15 years ago

2008 - Arthur C. Clarke, British science fiction writer (b. 1917)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Hugo Claus, Belgian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1929)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Paul Scofield, English actor (b. 1922)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Maria Bergson, Austrian-American architect and interior designer (b. 1914)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Kym Bonython, Australian drummer and radio host (b. 1920)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Jim Case, American director and producer (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ulu Grosbard, Belgian-American director and producer (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Hugo Munthe-Kaas, Norwegian intelligence agent (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2014 - Patrick Joseph McGovern, American businessman, founded IDG (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Fred Phelps, American lawyer, pastor, and activist, founded the Westboro Baptist Church (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Heather Robertson, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1942)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Robert S. Strauss, American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Russia (b. 1918)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Lawrence Walsh, Canadian-American lawyer, judge, and politician, 4th United States Deputy Attorney General (b. 1912)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Joseph F. Weis, Jr., American lawyer and judge (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Gus Douglass, American farmer and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

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

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Danny Schechter, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1942)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Roger Agnelli, Brazilian banker and businessman (b. 1959)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Jack Mansell, English footballer and manager (b. 1927)

Deaths4 years ago

2019 - William Whitfield, British architect (b.1920)

Deaths1 years ago

Christian feast day

Christian feast day

Joseph of Nazareth (Western Christianity - if this date falls on Sunday, the feast is moved to Monday March 20)

Christian feast day