Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Easter Sunday can fall (last in 1818, will not happen again until 2285), while April 25 is the latest. (Christianity)

Holidays and observances

Emancipation Day or Día de la Abolición de la Esclavitud (Puerto Rico)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

106 - Start of the Bostran era, the calendar of the province of Arabia Petraea.

Events

238 - Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperors.

Events

871 - Æthelred of Wessex is defeated by a Danish invasion army at the Battle of Marton.

Events

1508 - Ferdinand II of Aragon commissions Amerigo Vespucci chief navigator of the Spanish Empire.

Events512 years ago

1621 - The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.

Events399 years ago

1622 - Jamestown massacre: Algonquians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population, during the Second Anglo-Powhatan War.

Events398 years ago

1630 - The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.

Events390 years ago

1638 - Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.

Events382 years ago

1713 - The Tuscarora War comes to an end with the fall of Fort Neoheroka, effectively opening up the interior of North Carolina to European colonization.

Events307 years ago

1739 - Nader Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.

Events281 years ago

1765 - The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.

Events255 years ago

1784 - The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.

Events236 years ago

1829 - In the London Protocol, the three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.

Events191 years ago

1849 - The Austrians defeat the Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara.

Events171 years ago

1871 - In North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.

Events149 years ago

1872 - Illinois becomes the first state to require gender equality in employment.

Events148 years ago
Events147 years ago

1894 - The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.

Events126 years ago

1906 - The first England vs France rugby union match is played at Parc des Princes in Paris

Events114 years ago

1916 - The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored.

Events104 years ago

1920 - Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attacked the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).

Events100 years ago

1933 - Cullen–Harrison Act: President Franklin Roosevelt signs an amendment to the Volstead Act, legalizing the manufacture and sale of "3.2 beer" (3.2% alcohol by weight, approximately 4% alcohol by volume) and light wines.

Events87 years ago
Events81 years ago

1942 - World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy's Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: the entire village of Khatyn (in what is the present-day Republic of Belarus) is burnt alive by Schutzmannschaft Battalion 118.

Events77 years ago

1945 - The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.

Events75 years ago
Events60 years ago

1972 - The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.

Events48 years ago

1972 - In Eisenstadt v. Baird, the United States Supreme Court decides that unmarried persons have the right to possess contraceptives.

Events48 years ago

1975 - A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.

Events45 years ago

1978 - Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope suspended between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Events42 years ago

1982 - NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3.

Events38 years ago

1992 - USAir Flight 405 crashes shortly after takeoff from New York City's LaGuardia Airport, leading to a number of studies into the effect that ice has on aircraft.

Events28 years ago
Events28 years ago

1993 - The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.

Events27 years ago

1995 - Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returns to earth after setting a record of 438 days in space.

Events25 years ago

1997 - Tara Lipinski, aged 14 years and nine months, becomes the youngest women's World Figure Skating Champion.

Events23 years ago

2004 - Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force Hellfire missiles.

Events16 years ago

2006 - Three Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the murder of their colleague from the U.S., Tom Fox.

Events14 years ago

2013 - At least 37 people are killed and 200 are injured after a fire destroys a camp containing Burmese refugees near Ban Mae, Thailand.

Events7 years ago

2016 - Three suicide bombers kill 32 people and injure 316 in the 2016 Brussels bombings at the airport and at the Maelbeek/Maalbeek metro station.

Events4 years ago

2017 - A terrorist attack in London near the Houses of Parliament leaves four people dead and at least 20 injured.

Events3 years ago

2019 - Two buses crashes in Kitampo, a town north of Ghana's capital Accra killing at least 50 people.

Events1 years ago

Births

841 - Bernard Plantapilosa, Frankish son of Bernard of Septimania (d. 885)

Births
Births

1212 - Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)

Births808 years ago
Births653 years ago

1394 - Ulugh Beg, Persian astronomer and mathematician (d. 1449)

Births626 years ago
Births561 years ago

1499 - Johann Carion, German astrologer and chronicler (d. 1537)

Births521 years ago

1503 - Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian author and educator (d. 1583)

Births517 years ago

1517 - Gioseffo Zarlino, Italian composer (d. 1590)

Births503 years ago

1519 - Catherine Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, English noblewoman (d. 1580)

Births501 years ago

1582 - John Williams, Archbishop of York (d. 1650)

Births438 years ago

1599 - Anthony van Dyck, Flemish-English painter and etcher (d. 1641)

Births421 years ago

1609 - John II Casimir Vasa, Polish king (d. 1672)

Births411 years ago

1615 - Katherine Jones, Viscountess Ranelagh, British scientist (d. 1691)

Births405 years ago

1663 - August Hermann Francke, German clergyman, philanthropist, and scholar (d. 1727)

Births357 years ago

1684 - William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, English politician, Secretary at War (d. 1764)

Births336 years ago

1712 - Edward Moore, English poet and playwright (d. 1757)

Births308 years ago

1720 - Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect, designed the Yellow Palace and Bernstorff Palace (d. 1799)

Births300 years ago

1723 - Charles Carroll, American lawyer and politician (d. 1783)

Births297 years ago

1728 - Anton Raphael Mengs, German painter and theorist (d. 1779)

Births292 years ago

1785 - Adam Sedgwick, English scientist (d. 1873)

Births235 years ago
Births223 years ago

1808 - Caroline Norton, English feminist, social reformer, and author (d. 1877)

Births212 years ago

1808 - David Swinson Maynard, American physician and lawyer (d. 1873)

Births212 years ago

1812 - Stephen Pearl Andrews, American author and activist (d. 1886)

Births208 years ago

1814 - Thomas Crawford, American sculptor, designed the Statue of Freedom (d. 1857)

Births206 years ago

1817 - Braxton Bragg, American general (d. 1876)

Births203 years ago

1818 - John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-Australian explorer, founded Penwortham (d. 1846)

Births202 years ago

1822 - Ahmed Cevdet Pasha, Ottoman sociologist, historian, scholar, statesman and jurist (d. 1895)

Births198 years ago

1842 - Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1912)

Births178 years ago

1846 - Randolph Caldecott, English illustrator and painter (d. 1886)

Births174 years ago

1846 - James Timberlake, American lieutenant, police officer, and farmer (d. 1891)

Births174 years ago

1852 - Otakar Ševčík, Czech violinist and educator (d. 1934)

Births168 years ago

1852 - Hector Sévin, French cardinal (d. 1916)

Births168 years ago

1855 - Dorothy Tennant, British painter (d. 1926)

Births165 years ago

1857 - Paul Doumer, French mathematician, journalist, and politician, 14th President of France (d. 1932)

Births163 years ago

1866 - Jack Boyle, American baseball player and umpire (d. 1913)

Births154 years ago

1868 - Robert Andrews Millikan, American colonel and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)

Births152 years ago

1869 - Tom McInnes, Scottish-English footballer (d. 1939)

Births151 years ago

1873 - Ernest Lawson, Canadian-American painter (d. 1939)

Births147 years ago

1880 - Ernest C. Quigley, Canadian-American football player and coach (d. 1960)

Births140 years ago

1884 - Arthur H. Vandenberg, American journalist and politician (d. 1951)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Lyda Borelli, Italian actress (d. 1959)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Aryeh Levin, Polish-Lithuanian rabbi and educator (d. 1969)

Births135 years ago

1886 - August Rei, Estonian lawyer and politician, Head of State of Estonia (d. 1963)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Chico Marx, American actor (d. 1961)

Births133 years ago

1890 - George Clark, American race car driver (d. 1978)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Charlie Poole, American country banjo player (d. 1931)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Johannes Semper, Estonian poet and scholar (d. 1970)

Births128 years ago

1896 - He Long, Chinese general and politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1969)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Joseph Schildkraut, Austrian-American actor (d. 1964)

Births124 years ago

1899 - Ruth Page, American ballerina and choreographer (d. 1991)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Greta Kempton, Austrian-American painter (d. 1991)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Johannes Brinkman, Dutch architect, designed the Van Nelle Factory (d. 1949)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Madeleine Milhaud, French actress and composer (d. 2008)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Bill Holman, American cartoonist (d. 1987)

Births117 years ago

1907 - James M. Gavin, American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France (d. 1990)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (d. 1991)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Louis L'Amour, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1988)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author and educator (d. 1983)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Nicholas Monsarrat, English sailor and author (d. 1979)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor and performer (d. 1985)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Karl Malden, American actor (d. 2009)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Agnes Martin, Canadian-American painter and educator (d. 2004)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Leslie Johnson, English race car driver (d. 1959)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Tom McCall, American journalist and politician, 30th Governor of Oregon (d. 1983)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Lew Wasserman, American businessman and talent agent (d. 2002)

Births107 years ago

1913 - James Westerfield, American actor (d. 1971)

Births107 years ago

1914 - John Stanley, American author and illustrator (d. 1993)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Donald Stokes, Baron Stokes, English businessman (d. 2008)

Births106 years ago

1917 - Virginia Grey, American actress (d. 2004)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Irving Kaplansky, Canadian-American mathematician and academic (d. 2006)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Paul Rogers, English actor (d. 2013)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Cheddi Jagan, Guyanese politician, 4th President of Guyana (d. 1997)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Bernard Krigstein, American illustrator (d. 1990)

Births101 years ago

1920 - James Brown, American actor and singer (d. 1992)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Werner Klemperer, German-American actor (d. 2000)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Lloyd MacPhail, Canadian businessman and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (d. 1995)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Fanny Waterman, English pianist and educator, founded the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition

Births100 years ago

1920 - Katsuko Saruhashi, Japanese geochemist (d. 2007)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Ross Martin, American actor (d. 1981)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Nino Manfredi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

Births99 years ago

1922 - John J. Gilligan, American lieutenant and politician, 62nd Governor of Ohio (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Stewart Stern, American screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Marcel Marceau, French mime and actor (d. 2007)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Al Neuharth, American journalist and author, founded USA Today (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Yevgeny Ostashev, the test pilot of rocket, participant in the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite, Lenin prize winner, Candidate of Technical Sciences (d. 1960)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Bill Roost, English footballer (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Osman F. Seden, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Bill Wendell, American television announcer (d. 1999)

Births96 years ago

1927 - Marty Blake, American basketball player and manager (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Nicolas Tikhomiroff, Russian photographer (d. 2016)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Carrie Donovan, American journalist (d. 2001)

Births92 years ago

1928 - E. D. Hirsch, American author, critic, and academic

Births92 years ago

1928 - Ed Macauley, American basketball player, coach, and priest (d. 2011)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Yayoi Kusama, Japanese artist

Births91 years ago

1929 - P. Ramlee, Malaysian actor, director, singer, songwriter, composer, and producer. (d. 1973)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Derek Bok, American lawyer and academic

Births90 years ago

1930 - Pat Robertson, American minister and broadcaster, founded the Christian Broadcasting Network

Births90 years ago

1930 - Stephen Sondheim, American composer and songwriter

Births90 years ago

1931 - Burton Richter, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)

Births89 years ago

1931 - William Shatner, Canadian actor

Births89 years ago

1931 - Leslie Thomas, Welsh journalist and author (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Els Borst, Dutch physician and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Larry Evans, American chess player and journalist (d. 2010)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Abolhassan Banisadr, Iranian economist and politician, 1st President of Iran

Births87 years ago

1934 - May Britt, Swedish actress

Births86 years ago

1934 - Sheila Cameron, English lawyer and judge

Births86 years ago

1934 - Orrin Hatch, American lawyer and politician

Births86 years ago

1935 - Lea Pericoli, Italian tennis player and journalist

Births85 years ago

1935 - Frank Pulli, American baseball player and umpire (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1935 - M. Emmet Walsh, American actor

Births85 years ago

1936 - Ron Carey, American trade union leader (d. 2008)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Roger Whittaker, Kenyan-English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births84 years ago

1936 - Erol Büyükburç, Turkish singer-songwriter, pop music composer, and actor (d. 2015)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Angelo Badalamenti, American pianist and composer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Armin Hary, German sprinter

Births83 years ago

1937 - Jon Hassell, American trumpet player and composer

Births83 years ago

1938 - Rein Etruk, Estonian chess player (d. 2012)

Births82 years ago

1940 - Dave Keon, Canadian ice hockey player

Births80 years ago

1940 - Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-American physician and author (d. 1996)

Births80 years ago

1940 - George Edward Alcorn, Jr. American physicist and inventor

Births80 years ago

1941 - Billy Collins, American poet

Births79 years ago

1941 - Jeremy Clyde, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births79 years ago

1941 - Bruno Ganz, Swiss actor (d. 2019)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Cassam Uteem, Mauritian politician, 2nd President of Mauritius

Births79 years ago

1942 - Jorge Ben Jor, Brazilian singer-songwriter

Births78 years ago

1942 - Dick Pound, Canadian lawyer and academic

Births78 years ago

1943 - George Benson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Nazem Ganjapour, Iranian footballer and manager (d. 2013)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Keith Relf, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1976)

Births77 years ago

1945 - Eric Roth, American screenwriter and producer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Peter Williams, English physicist and academic

Births75 years ago

1946 - Don Chaney, American basketball player and coach

Births74 years ago

1946 - Richard Faulkner, Baron Faulkner of Worcester, English journalist and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Rivka Golani, Israeli viola player and composer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Rudy Rucker, American mathematician, computer scientist, and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Harry Vanda, Dutch-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births74 years ago

1947 - George Ferguson, English architect and politician, 1st Mayor of Bristol

Births73 years ago

1947 - James Patterson, American author and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Maarten van Gent, Dutch basketball player and coach

Births73 years ago

1948 - Wolf Blitzer, American journalist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Andrew Lloyd Webber, English composer and director

Births72 years ago

1949 - Fanny Ardant, French actress, director, and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Brian Hanrahan, English journalist (d. 2010)

Births71 years ago

1952 - Des Browne, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland

Births68 years ago

1952 - Bob Costas, American sportscaster

Births68 years ago

1953 - Kenneth Rogoff, American economist and chess grandmaster

Births67 years ago

1955 - Lena Olin, Swedish actress

Births65 years ago

1955 - Pete Sessions, American politician

Births65 years ago

1955 - Valdis Zatlers, Latvian physician and politician, 7th President of Latvia

Births65 years ago

1956 - Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (born María Teresa Mestre y Batista)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Jürgen Bucher, German footballer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Stephanie Mills, American actress and singer

Births63 years ago

1959 - Matthew Modine, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Tarmo Laht, Estonian architect

Births60 years ago

1960 - Lauri Vahtre, Estonian historian and politician

Births60 years ago

1963 - Deborah Bull, English ballerina

Births57 years ago

1963 - Susan Ann Sulley, English pop singer (The Human League)

Births57 years ago

1964 - David Gillespie, Australian rugby league player

Births56 years ago

1966 - Pia Cayetano, Filipino lawyer and politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Todd Ewen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Artis Pabriks, Latvian academic and politician, 11th Minister for Defence of Latvia

Births54 years ago

1966 - António Pinto, Portuguese runner

Births54 years ago

1966 - Brian Shaw, American basketball player and coach

Births54 years ago

1967 - Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Bernie Gallacher, Scottish-English footballer (d. 2011)

Births53 years ago

1970 - Andreas Johnson, Swedish singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Leontien van Moorsel, Dutch cyclist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Hwang Young-cho, South Korean runner

Births50 years ago

1971 - Keegan-Michael Key, American actor, comedian, and writer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Shawn Bradley, German-American basketball player, coach, and actor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Cory Lidle, American baseball player (d. 2006)

Births48 years ago

1972 - Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure skater and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1973 - Beverley Knight, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Marcus Camby, American basketball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Philippe Clement, Belgian footballer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Cole Hauser, American actor and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jiří Novák, Czech-Monegasque tennis player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Teun de Nooijer, Dutch field hockey player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kathryn Jean Lopez, American journalist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Asako Toki, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kellie Shanygne Williams, American actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Reese Witherspoon, American actress and producer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Joey Porter, American football player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Tom Poti, American ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1979 - Aaron North, American guitarist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Juan Uribe, Dominican baseball player

Births41 years ago

1981 - Arne Gabius, German runner

Births39 years ago

1982 - Piá, Brazilian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Enrico Gasparotto, Italian cyclist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Michael Janyk, Canadian skier

Births38 years ago

1984 - Piotr Trochowski, German footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Mayola Biboko, Belgian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jakob Fuglsang, Danish cyclist

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mike Jenkins, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Justin Masterson, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Kelli Waite, Australian swimmer

Births35 years ago

1986 - David Choi, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Dexter Fowler, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Ike Davis, American baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jairo Mora Sandoval, Costa Rican environmentalist (d. 2013)

Births33 years ago

1987 - Liam Doran, British rally cross driver

Births33 years ago

1989 - Ruben Popa, Romanian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - J. J. Watt, American football player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Tyler Oakley, American internet celebrity

Births31 years ago

Deaths

880 - Carloman of Bavaria, Frankish king

Deaths

1144 - William of Norwich, child murder victim

Deaths876 years ago
Deaths698 years ago

1418 - Dietrich of Nieheim, German bishop and historian (b. 1345)

Deaths602 years ago

1421 - Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, English soldier and politician, Lord High Steward of England (b. 1388)

Deaths599 years ago
Deaths566 years ago
Deaths549 years ago

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

Deaths476 years ago

1602 - Agostino Carracci, Italian painter and educator (b. 1557)

Deaths418 years ago

1685 - Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (b. 1638)

Deaths335 years ago

1687 - Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-French composer and conductor (b. 1632)

Deaths333 years ago

1758 - Jonathan Edwards, English minister, theologian, and philosopher (b. 1703)

Deaths262 years ago

1772 - John Canton, English physicist and academic (b. 1718)

Deaths248 years ago

1820 - Stephen Decatur, American commander (b. 1779)

Deaths200 years ago

1832 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German novelist, poet, playwright, and diplomat (b. 1749)

Deaths188 years ago

1840 - Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician and academic (b. 1798)

Deaths180 years ago

1864 - Konstanty Kalinowski, writer, journalist, lawyer and revolutionary (b. 1838)

Deaths156 years ago

1881 - Samuel Courtauld, English businessman (b. 1793)

Deaths139 years ago

1896 - Thomas Hughes, English lawyer and politician (b. 1822)

Deaths124 years ago

1913 - Song Jiaoren, Chinese educator and politician (b. 1882)

Deaths107 years ago

1913 - Ruggero Oddi, Italian physiologist and anatomist (b.1864)

Deaths107 years ago

1924 - William Macewen, Scottish surgeon and neuroscientist (b. 1848)

Deaths96 years ago

1931 - James Campbell, 1st Baron Glenavy, Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1851)

Deaths89 years ago

1942 - Frederick Cuming, English cricketer (b. 1875)

Deaths78 years ago

1942 - William Donne, English captain and cricketer (b. 1875)

Deaths78 years ago

1945 - John Hessin Clarke, American lawyer and judge (b. 1857)

Deaths75 years ago
Deaths68 years ago

1955 - Ivan Šubašić, Croatian lawyer and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1892)

Deaths65 years ago

1958 - Mike Todd, American film producer (b. 1909)

Deaths62 years ago

1960 - José Antonio Aguirre, Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Basque Country (b. 1904)

Deaths60 years ago

1966 - John Harlin, American mountaineer and pilot (b. 1935)

Deaths54 years ago

1971 - Johannes Villemson, Estonian-American runner (b. 1893)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Nella Walker, American actress and vaudevillian (b. 1886)

Deaths49 years ago

1974 - Peter Revson, American race car driver (b. 1939)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Orazio Satta Puliga, Italian automobile designer (b. 1910)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - John Dwyer McLaughlin, American painter (b. 1898)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - A. K. Gopalan, Indian educator and politician (b. 1904)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Karl Wallenda, German-American acrobat and tightrope walker, founded The Flying Wallendas (b. 1905)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Ben Lyon, American actor and studio executive (b. 1901)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - James Elliott, American runner and coach (b. 1915)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Gil Puyat, Filipino businessman and politician, 13th President of the Senate of the Philippines (b. 1907)

Deaths39 years ago

1986 - Olive Deering, American actress (b. 1918)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Mark Dinning, American singer (b. 1933)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Odysseas Angelis, Greek general and politician (b. 1912)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Peta Taylor, English cricketer (b. 1912)

Deaths31 years ago

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

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Léon Balcer, Canadian lawyer and politician, 19th Solicitor General of Canada (b. 1917)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Paul Engle, American novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1908)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Dave Guard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Gloria Holden, English-American actress (b. 1908)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Steve Olin, American baseball player (b. 1965)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Dan Hartman, American singer-songwriter, and producer (b. 1950)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Walter Lantz, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1899)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Don Murray, American drummer (b. 1945)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Robert F. Overmyer, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1936)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Billy Williamson, American guitarist (b. 1925)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Max Beloff, Baron Beloff, English historian and academic (b. 1913)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Carlo Parola, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1921)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Stepas Butautas, Lithuanian basketball player and coach (b. 1925)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Sabiha Gökçen, Turkish soldier and pilot (b. 1913)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - William Hanna, American animator, director, producer, and voice actor, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (b. 1910)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Robert Fletcher Shaw, Canadian businessman, academic, and civil servant (b. 1910)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Rudolf Baumgartner, Swiss violinist and conductor (b. 1917)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Terry Lloyd, English journalist (b. 1952)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Janet Akyüz Mattei, Turkish-American astronomer and academic (b. 1943)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Ahmed Yassin, Co-founded Hamas (b. 1937)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - V. M. Tarkunde, Indian lawyer and civil rights activist (b. 1909)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Rod Price, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1947)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Gemini Ganesan, Indian film actor (b. 1920)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Kenzō Tange, Japanese architect, designed the Yoyogi National Gymnasium and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (b. 1913)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Pierre Clostermann, French soldier, pilot, and politician (b. 1921)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Pío Leyva, Cuban singer and author (b. 1917)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Kurt von Trojan, Austrian-Australian journalist and author (b. 1937)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - U. G. Krishnamurti, Indian-Italian philosopher and educator (b. 1918)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Cachao López, Cuban-American bassist and composer (b. 1918)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - James Black, Scottish biologist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1924)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Özhan Canaydın, Turkish basketball player and businessman (b. 1943)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Artur Agostinho, Portuguese journalist (b. 1920)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Victor Bouchard, Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Joe Blanchard, American football player and wrestler (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Payton, American lawyer and activist (b. 1946)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Matthew White Ridley, 4th Viscount Ridley, English academic and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mickey Sullivan, American baseball player and coach (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - David Waltz, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Neil L. Whitehead, English anthropologist and author (b. 1956)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Vladimír Čech, Czech actor and politician (b. 1951)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - James Nabrit, American lawyer and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bebo Valdés, Cuban-Swedish pianist and composer (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Derek Watkins, English trumpet player and composer (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ray Williams, American basketball player and coach (b. 1954)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Yashwant Vithoba Chittal, Indian author (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mickey Duff, Polish-English boxer and manager (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Thor Listau, Norwegian soldier and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Tasos Mitsopoulos, Cypriot politician, Cypriot Minister of Defence (b. 1965)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Arkady Arkanov, Ukrainian-Russian actor and playwright (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Horst Buhtz, German footballer and manager (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - George Neel, Jr., American businessman (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Norman Scribner, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Phife Dawg, American rapper (b. 1970)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Rob Ford, Canadian businessman and politician, 64th Mayor of Toronto (b. 1969)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Rita Gam, American actress (b. 1927)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Johan van Hulst, Dutch politician, academic and author, Yad Vashem recipient (b. 1911)

Deaths2 years ago

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