Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Seward's Day can fall, while March 31 is the latest; celebrated on the last Monday in March. (Alaska)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Feast of the Annunciation (Christianity), and its related observances (if March 25 falls in Holy Week or Easter Week the feast is moved to the Monday after the 2nd Sunday of Easter): Historic start of the new year (Lady Day) in England, Wales, Ireland, and the future United States until the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752. (The year 1751 began on 25 March; the year 1752 began on 1 January.) It is one of the four Quarter days in Ireland and England.

Holidays and observances

Feast of the Annunciation (Christianity), and its related observances (if March 25 falls in Holy Week or Easter Week the feast is moved to the Monday after the 2nd Sunday of Easter): International Day of the Unborn Child (international)

Holidays and observances

Feast of the Annunciation (Christianity), and its related observances (if March 25 falls in Holy Week or Easter Week the feast is moved to the Monday after the 2nd Sunday of Easter): Mother's Day (Slovenia)

Holidays and observances

Feast of the Annunciation (Christianity), and its related observances (if March 25 falls in Holy Week or Easter Week the feast is moved to the Monday after the 2nd Sunday of Easter): Vårfrudagen or Våffeldagen, "Waffle Day" (Sweden)

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Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the start of Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Empire, in 1821. (Greece)

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

Events

708 - Pope Constantine succeeds Pope Sisinnius as the 88th pope.

Events

717 - Theodosius III resigns the throne to the Byzantine Empire to enter the clergy.

Events

919 - Romanos Lekapenos seizes the Boukoleon Palace in Constantinople and becomes regent of the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII.

Events

1000 - Fatimid caliph al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah assassinates the eunuch chief minister Barjawan and assumes control of the government.

Events1020 years ago

1199 - Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6.

Events821 years ago

1306 - Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scots (Scotland).

Events714 years ago

1409 - The Council of Pisa opens.

Events611 years ago

1555 - The city of Valencia is founded in present-day Venezuela.

Events465 years ago

1576 - Jerome Savage takes out a sub-lease to start the Newington Butts Theatre outside London.

Events444 years ago

1584 - Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia.

Events436 years ago

1655 - Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens.

Events365 years ago

1802 - The Treaty of Amiens is signed as a "Definitive Treaty of Peace" between France and the United Kingdom.

Events218 years ago

1807 - The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.

Events213 years ago

1807 - The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger-carrying railway in the world.

Events213 years ago

1811 - Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.

Events209 years ago

1821 - Traditional date of the start of the Greek War of Independence. The war had actually begun on 23 February 1821 (Julian calendar).

Events199 years ago

1845 - New Zealand Legislative Council pass the first Militia Act constituting the New Zealand Army.

Events175 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: In Virginia, Confederate forces temporarily capture Fort Stedman from the Union.

Events155 years ago

1894 - Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington, D.C.

Events126 years ago

1911 - In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.

Events109 years ago

1917 - The Georgian Orthodox Church restores its autocephaly abolished by Imperial Russia in 1811.

Events103 years ago

1918 - The Belarusian People's Republic is established.

Events102 years ago
Events96 years ago

1931 - The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.

Events89 years ago

1941 - The Kingdom of Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact.

Events79 years ago
Events73 years ago
Events72 years ago

1949 - More than 92,000 kulaks are suddenly deported from the Baltic states to Siberia.

Events71 years ago

1957 - United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" on obscenity grounds.

Events63 years ago

1957 - The European Economic Community is established with West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg as the first members.

Events63 years ago

1965 - Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.

Events55 years ago

1969 - During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).

Events51 years ago
Events49 years ago

1975 - Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mentally ill nephew.

Events45 years ago

1979 - The first fully functional Space Shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.

Events41 years ago

1988 - The Candle demonstration in Bratislava is the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.

Events32 years ago

1995 - WikiWikiWeb, the world's first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham.

Events25 years ago

1996 - The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy).

Events24 years ago

2006 - Capitol Hill massacre: A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Events14 years ago

2006 - Protesters demanding a new election in Belarus, following the rigged 2006 Belarusian presidential election, clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin is among several protesters arrested.

Events14 years ago

Births

1252 - Conradin, Duke of Swabia (d. 1268)

Births768 years ago

1259 - Andronikos II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1332)

Births761 years ago

1297 - Andronikos III Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1341)

Births723 years ago

1297 - Arnošt of Pardubice, Polish archbishop (d. 1364)

Births723 years ago
Births675 years ago

1347 - Catherine of Siena, Italian philosopher, theologian, and saint (d. 1380)

Births673 years ago

1404 - John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English military leader (d. 1444)

Births616 years ago

1414 - Thomas Clifford, 8th Baron de Clifford, English noble (d. 1455)

Births606 years ago

1434 - Eustochia Smeralda Calafato, Italian saint (d. 1485)

Births586 years ago
Births567 years ago
Births541 years ago
Births529 years ago

1510 - Guillaume Postel, French linguist (d. 1581)

Births510 years ago

1538 - Christopher Clavius, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1612)

Births482 years ago
Births479 years ago
Births475 years ago

1546 - Giacomo Castelvetro, Italian writer (d. 1616)

Births474 years ago

1593 - Jean de Brébeuf, French-Canadian missionary and saint (d. 1649)

Births427 years ago

1611 - Evliya Çelebi, Ottoman Turk traveller and writer (d. 1682)

Births409 years ago

1636 - Henric Piccardt, Dutch lawyer (d. 1712)

Births384 years ago

1643 - Louis Moréri, French priest and scholar (d. 1680)

Births377 years ago

1661 - Paul de Rapin, French soldier and historian (d. 1725)

Births359 years ago

1699 - Johann Adolph Hasse, German singer-songwriter (d. 1783)

Births321 years ago

1741 - Jean-Antoine Houdon, French sculptor and educator (d. 1828)

Births279 years ago

1745 - John Barry, American naval officer and father of the American navy (d. 1803)

Births275 years ago

1767 - Joachim Murat, French general (d. 1815)

Births253 years ago

1782 - Caroline Bonaparte, French daughter of Carlo Buonaparte (d. 1839)

Births238 years ago

1800 - Ernst Heinrich Karl von Dechen, German geologist and academic (d. 1889)

Births220 years ago

1808 - José de Espronceda, Spanish poet and author (d. 1842)

Births212 years ago

1824 - Clinton L. Merriam, American banker and politician (d. 1900)

Births196 years ago

1840 - Myles Keogh, Irish-American colonel (d. 1876)

Births180 years ago

1863 - Simon Flexner, American physician and academic (d. 1946)

Births157 years ago

1867 - Gutzon Borglum, American sculptor, designed Mount Rushmore (d. 1941)

Births153 years ago

1867 - Arturo Toscanini, Italian-American cellist and conductor (d. 1957)

Births153 years ago

1868 - Bill Lockwood, English cricketer (d. 1932)

Births152 years ago

1871 - Louis Perrée, French fencer (d. 1924)

Births149 years ago

1872 - Horatio Nelson Jackson, American race car driver and physician (d. 1955)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Rudolf Rocker, German-American author and activist (d. 1958)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Selim Sırrı Tarcan, Turkish educator and politician (d. 1957)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Irving Baxter, American jumper and pole vaulter (d. 1957)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Walter Little, Canadian politician (d. 1961)

Births143 years ago

1878 - František Janda-Suk, Czech discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1955)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Amedee Reyburn, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1920)

Births141 years ago

1881 - Béla Bartók, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1945)

Births139 years ago

1881 - Patrick Henry Bruce, American painter and educator (d. 1936)

Births139 years ago

1881 - Mary Webb, English author and poet (d. 1927)

Births139 years ago

1893 - Johannes Villemson, Estonian runner (d. 1971)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Siegfried Handloser, German general and physician (d. 1954)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Leslie Averill, New Zealand doctor and soldier (d. 1981)

Births123 years ago

1899 - François Rozet, French-Canadian actor (d. 1994)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Ed Begley, American actor (d. 1970)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Binnie Barnes, English-American actress (d. 1998)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (d. 2001)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Ukrainian-American theologian and scholar (d. 1990)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Pete Johnson, American boogie-woogie and jazz pianist (d. 1967)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, German colonel (d. 1944)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Jean Sablon, French singer and actor (d. 1994)

Births114 years ago

1906 - A. J. P. Taylor, English historian and academic (d. 1990)

Births114 years ago

1908 - David Lean, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1991)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Magda Olivero, Italian soprano (d. 2014)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Benzion Netanyahu, Polish-Israeli historian and academic (d. 2012)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Melita Norwood, English civil servant and spy (d. 2005)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Jean Vilar, French actor and director (d. 1971)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Reo Stakis, Cypriot-Scottish businessman, founded Stakis Hotels (d. 2001)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Norman Borlaug, American agronomist and humanitarian, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Dorothy Squires, Welsh singer (d. 1998)

Births105 years ago

1916 - S. M. Pandit, Indian painter and educator (d. 1993)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Howard Cosell, American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1995)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Paul Scott, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1978)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Patrick Troughton, English actor (d. 1987)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Usha Mehta, Gandhian and freedom fighter of India (d. 2000)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Nancy Kelly, American actress (d. 1995)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Simone Signoret, French actress (d. 1985)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Eileen Ford, American businesswoman, co-founded Ford Models (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Bonnie Guitar, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2019)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (d. 2003)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Roberts Blossom, American actor (d. 2011)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Machiko Kyō, Japanese actress (d. 2019)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Flannery O'Connor, American short story writer and novelist (d. 1964)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Anthony Quinton, Baron Quinton, English physician and philosopher (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Kishori Sinha, Indian politician, social activist and advocate (d. 2016)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Riz Ortolani, Italian composer and conductor (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1926 - László Papp, Hungarian boxer (d. 2003)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet and politician (d. 1999)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Gene Shalit, American journalist and critic

Births94 years ago

1927 - P. Shanmugam, Indian politician, 13th Chief Minister of Puducherry (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Jim Lovell, American captain, pilot, and astronaut

Births92 years ago

1928 - Gunnar Nielsen, Danish runner and typographer (d. 1985)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Hans Steinbrenner, German sculptor (d. 2008)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Cecil Taylor, American pianist and composer (d. 2018)

Births91 years ago

1930 - David Burge, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Carlo Mauri, Italian mountaineer and explorer (d. 1982)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Rudy Minarcin, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Humphrey Burton, English radio and television host

Births89 years ago

1932 - Penelope Gilliatt, English novelist, short story writer, and critic (d. 1993)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Wes Santee, American runner (d. 2010)

Births88 years ago

1934 - Johnny Burnette, American singer-songwriter (d. 1964)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Bernard King, Australian actor and chef (d. 2002)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Karlheinz Schreiber, German-Canadian businessman

Births86 years ago

1934 - Gloria Steinem, American feminist activist, co-founded the Women's Media Center

Births86 years ago

1935 - Gabriel Elorde, Filipino boxer (d. 1985)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Carl Kaufmann, American-German sprinter (d. 2008)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Tom Monaghan, American businessman, founded Domino's Pizza

Births83 years ago

1938 - Hoyt Axton, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Daniel Buren, French sculptor and painter

Births82 years ago

1938 - Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian race car driver

Births82 years ago

1939 - Toni Cade Bambara, American author, academic, and activist (d. 1995)

Births81 years ago

1939 - D. C. Fontana, American screenwriter and producer

Births81 years ago

1941 - Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian sociologist and politician, Norwegian Minister of Education and Research

Births79 years ago

1942 - Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2018)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Richard O'Brien, English actor and screenwriter

Births78 years ago

1942 - Kim Woodburn, English television host

Births78 years ago

1943 - Paul Michael Glaser, American actor and director

Births77 years ago

1945 - Leila Diniz, Brazilian actress (d. 1972)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Cliff Balsom, English footballer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Daniel Bensaïd, French philosopher and author (d. 2010)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Stephen Hunter, American author and critic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Maurice Krafft, French volcanologist (d. 1991)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Richard Cork, English historian and critic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Elton John, English singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor

Births73 years ago

1948 - Bonnie Bedelia, American actress

Births72 years ago

1948 - Michael Stanley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago
Births71 years ago

1949 - Sue Klebold, American activist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Chuck Greenberg, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (d. 1995)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Ronnie McDowell, American singer-songwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 - David Paquette, American-New Zealander pianist

Births70 years ago

1951 - Jumbo Tsuruta, Japanese wrestler (d. 2000)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Stephen Dorrell, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Health

Births68 years ago

1952 - Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician, philosopher, and politician, Mayor of Bogotá

Births68 years ago

1953 - Robert Fox, English producer and manager

Births67 years ago

1953 - Vesna Pusić, Croatian sociologist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia

Births67 years ago

1953 - Haroon Rasheed, Pakistani cricketer and coach

Births67 years ago

1954 - Thom Loverro, American journalist and author

Births66 years ago

1955 - Daniel Boulud, French chef and author

Births65 years ago

1955 - Lee Mazzilli, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births65 years ago

1957 - Christina Boxer, English runner and journalist

Births63 years ago

1957 - Jonathan Michie, English economist and academic

Births63 years ago

1957 - Aleksandr Puchkov, Russian hurdler

Births63 years ago

1957 - Jim Uhls, American screenwriter and producer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Lorna Brown, Canadian artist, curator, and writer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Susie Bright, American journalist, author, and critic

Births62 years ago

1958 - Sisy Chen, Taiwanese journalist and politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - María Caridad Colón, Cuban javelin thrower and shot putter

Births62 years ago

1958 - John Ensign, American physician and politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ray Tanner, American baseball player and coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - Åsa Torstensson, Swedish politician, 3rd Swedish Minister for Infrastructure

Births62 years ago

1960 - Steve Norman, English saxophonist, songwriter, and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Peter O'Brien, Australian actor

Births60 years ago

1960 - Brenda Strong, American actress

Births60 years ago

1961 - Mark Brooks, American golfer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Marcia Cross, American actress

Births58 years ago

1962 - David Nuttall, English lawyer and politician

Births58 years ago

1963 - Karen Bruce, English dancer and choreographer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Velle Kadalipp, Estonian architect

Births57 years ago

1963 - Andrew O'Connor, British actor, comedian, magician, television presenter and executive producer

Births57 years ago

1964 - René Meulensteen, Dutch footballer and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ken Wregget, Canadian ice hockey player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Norm Duke, American bowler

Births56 years ago

1965 - Avery Johnson, American basketball player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgarian high jumper

Births55 years ago

1965 - Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress, producer, and designer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Tom Glavine, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1966 - Humberto Gonzalez, Mexican boxer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jeff Healey, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Anton Rogan, Northern Irish footballer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Matthew Barney, American sculptor and photographer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Doug Stanhope, American comedian and actor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Debi Thomas, American figure skater and physician

Births53 years ago

1969 - George Chlitsios, Greek conductor and composer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Dale Davis, American basketball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Cathy Dennis, English singer-songwriter, record producer and actress

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jeffrey Walker, English singer-songwriter and bass player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Magnus Larsson, Swedish golfer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Stacy Dragila, American pole vaulter and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Cammi Granato, American ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Sheryl Swoopes, American basketball player and coach

Births49 years ago

1972 - Giniel de Villiers, South African race car driver

Births48 years ago

1972 - Phil O'Donnell, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)

Births48 years ago

1973 - Michaela Dorfmeister, Austrian skier

Births47 years ago

1973 - Anders Fridén, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Bob Sura, American basketball player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Serge Betsen, Cameroonian-French rugby player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Lark Voorhies, American actress and singer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Ladislav Benýšek, Czech ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Melanie Blatt, English singer-songwriter and actress

Births45 years ago

1975 - Erika Heynatz, Papua New Guinean-Australian model and actress

Births45 years ago

1976 - Francie Bellew, Irish footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Lars Figura, German sprinter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Rima Wakarua, New Zealand-Italian rugby player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Natalie Clein, English cellist and educator

Births43 years ago

1977 - Andrew Lindsay, Scottish rower

Births43 years ago

1978 - Gennaro Delvecchio, Italian footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Muriel Hurtis-Houairi, French sprinter

Births41 years ago

1980 - Kathrine Sørland, Norwegian fashion model and television presenter

Births40 years ago

1982 - Danica Patrick, American race car driver

Births38 years ago

1982 - Álvaro Saborío, Costa Rican footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jenny Slate, American comedian, actress and author

Births38 years ago

1983 - Mickaël Hanany, French high jumper

Births37 years ago

1984 - Katharine McPhee, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Liam Messam, New Zealand rugby player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Carmen Rasmusen, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Diana Rennik, Estonian figure skater

Births35 years ago

1986 - Marco Belinelli, Italian basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Megan Gibson, American softball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kyle Lowry, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Mickey Paea, Australian rugby league player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Jacob Bagersted, Danish handball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Victor Obinna, Nigerian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater

Births33 years ago

1988 - Ryan Lewis, American DJ, musician, record producer, and hip hop recording artist

Births32 years ago

1988 - Mitchell Watt, Australian long jumper

Births32 years ago

1988 - Arthur Zeiler, German rugby player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Aly Michalka, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births31 years ago

1989 - Scott Sinclair, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Mehmet Ekici, Turkish footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Alexander Esswein, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1993 - Jacob Gagan, Australian rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Sam Johnstone, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Canadian skier

Births26 years ago

Deaths

908 - Li Kening, Chinese general

Deaths

940 - Taira no Masakado, Japanese samurai

Deaths

990 - Nicodemus of Mammola, Italian monk and saint

Deaths

1005 - Kenneth III, king of Scotland

Deaths1015 years ago

1051 - Hugh IV, French nobleman

Deaths969 years ago

1189 - Frederick, duke of Bohemia

Deaths831 years ago

1223 - Alfonso II, king of Portugal (b. 1185)

Deaths797 years ago

1351 - Kō no Moronao, Japanese samurai

Deaths669 years ago

1351 - Kō no Moroyasu, Japanese samurai

Deaths669 years ago

1392 - Hosokawa Yoriyuki, Japanese samurai

Deaths628 years ago

1458 - Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana, Spanish poet and politician (b. 1398)

Deaths562 years ago

1558 - Marcos de Niza, French friar and explorer (b. 1495)

Deaths462 years ago

1603 - Ikoma Chikamasa, Japanese daimyō (b. 1526)

Deaths417 years ago

1609 - Olaus Martini, Swedish archbishop (b. 1557)

Deaths411 years ago

1609 - Isabelle de Limeuil, French noble (b. 1535)

Deaths411 years ago

1620 - Johannes Nucius, German composer and theorist (b. 1556)

Deaths400 years ago

1625 - Giambattista Marino, Italian poet and author (b. 1569)

Deaths395 years ago

1658 - Herman IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg, German nobleman (b. 1607)

Deaths362 years ago

1677 - Wenceslaus Hollar, Czech-English painter and etcher (b. 1607)

Deaths343 years ago

1701 - Jean Regnault de Segrais, French poet and novelist (b. 1624)

Deaths319 years ago

1712 - Nehemiah Grew, English anatomist and physiologist (b. 1641)

Deaths308 years ago

1732 - Lucy Filippini, Italian teacher and saint (b. 1672)

Deaths288 years ago

1736 - Nicholas Hawksmoor, English architect, designed Easton Neston and Christ Church (b. 1661)

Deaths284 years ago

1738 - Turlough O'Carolan, Irish harp player and composer (b. 1670)

Deaths282 years ago

1801 - Novalis, German poet and author (b. 1772)

Deaths219 years ago

1818 - Caspar Wessel, Norwegian-Danish mathematician and cartographer (b. 1745)

Deaths202 years ago

1857 - William Colgate, English-American businessman and philanthropist, founded Colgate-Palmolive (b. 1783)

Deaths163 years ago

1860 - James Braid, Scottish-English surgeon (b. 1795)

Deaths160 years ago

1873 - Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter and illustrator (b. 1810)

Deaths147 years ago

1907 - Ernst von Bergmann, Latvian-German surgeon and academic (b. 1836)

Deaths113 years ago

1908 - Durham Stevens, American diplomat (b. 1851)

Deaths112 years ago

1914 - Frédéric Mistral, French lexicographer and poet, 1904 Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1830)

Deaths106 years ago

1917 - Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American academic (b. 1832)

Deaths103 years ago

1918 - Claude Debussy, French composer (b. 1862)

Deaths102 years ago

1918 - Peter Martin, Australian footballer and soldier (b. 1875)

Deaths102 years ago

1927 - Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas, Palestinian Roman Catholic nun; later canonized (b. 1843)

Deaths93 years ago

1931 - Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, Indian journalist and politician (b. 1890)

Deaths89 years ago

1931 - Ida B. Wells, American journalist and activist (b. 1862)

Deaths89 years ago

1932 - Harriet Backer, Norwegian painter (b.1845)

Deaths88 years ago

1942 - William Carr, American rower (b. 1876)

Deaths78 years ago

1951 - Eddie Collins, American baseball player and manager (b. 1887)

Deaths69 years ago

1956 - Lou Moore, American race car driver (b. 1904)

Deaths64 years ago

1956 - Robert Newton, English actor (b. 1905)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Max Ophüls, German-American director and screenwriter (b. 1902)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Tom Brown, American trombonist (b. 1888)

Deaths62 years ago

1964 - Charles Benjamin Howard, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1885)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Viola Liuzzo, American civil rights activist (b. 1925)

Deaths55 years ago

1969 - Billy Cotton, English singer, drummer, and bandleader (b. 1899)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Max Eastman, American poet and activist (b. 1883)

Deaths51 years ago

1973 - Jakob Sildnik, Estonian photographer and director (b. 1883)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Edward Steichen, Luxembourgian-American photographer, painter, and curator (b. 1879)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Juan Gaudino, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1893)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian king (b. 1906)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Deiva Zivarattinam, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1894)

Deaths45 years ago

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

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Benjamin Miessner, American radio engineer and inventor (b. 1890)

Deaths44 years ago

1979 - Robert Madgwick, Australian colonel and academic (b. 1905)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Akinoumi Setsuo, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 37th Yokozuna (b. 1914)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist and psychologist (b. 1901)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Walter Susskind, Czech-English conductor and educator (b. 1913)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Goodman Ace, American comedian and writer (b. 1899)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Bob Waterfield, American football player and coach (b. 1920)

Deaths37 years ago

1986 - Gloria Blondell, American actress (b. 1910)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - A. W. Mailvaganam, Sri Lankan physicist and academic (b. 1906)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Robert Joffrey, American dancer, choreographer, and director, co-founded the Joffrey Ballet (b. 1930)

Deaths32 years ago

1991 - Marcel Lefebvre, French-Swiss archbishop (b. 1905)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Nancy Walker, American actress, singer, and director (b. 1922)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Angelines Fernández, Spanish-Mexican actress (b. 1922)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Bernard Kangro, Estonian poet and journalist (b. 1910)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Max Petitpierre, Swiss jurist and politician (b. 1899)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - James Samuel Coleman, American sociologist and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - John Hugenholtz, Dutch engineer (b. 1914)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - John Snagge, English journalist (b. 1904)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Max Green, Australian lawyer (b. 1952)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Steven Schiff, American lawyer and politician (b. 1947)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1936)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Brian Trubshaw, English cricketer and pilot (b. 1924)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Kenneth Wolstenholme, English journalist and sportscaster (b. 1920)

Deaths18 years ago

2005 - Paul Henning, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1911)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Bob Carlos Clarke, Irish photographer (b. 1950)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Buck Owens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1929)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Andranik Margaryan, Armenian engineer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Armenia (b. 1951)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Ben Carnevale, American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Thierry Gilardi, French journalist and sportscaster (b. 1958)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Abby Mann, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1927)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Herb Peterson, American businessman, created the McMuffin (b. 1919)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Johnny Blanchard, American baseball player (b. 1933)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Kosuke Koyama, Japanese-American theologian and academic (b. 1929)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Dan Seals, American musician (b. 1948)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu, Turkish politician and member of the Parliament of Turkey (b. 1954)

Deaths11 years ago

2012 - Priscilla Buckley, American journalist and author (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Hal E. Chester, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Crosfield, English businessman, founded Crosfield Electronics (b. 1915)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Edd Gould, English animator and voice actor, founded Eddsworld (b. 1988)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Antonio Tabucchi, Italian author and academic (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Léonce Bernard, Canadian politician, 26th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (b. 1943)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ben Goldfaden, American basketball player and educator (b. 1913)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Anthony Lewis, American journalist and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jean Pickering, English runner and long jumper (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jean-Marc Roberts, French author and screenwriter (b. 1954)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John F. Wiley, American lieutenant, football player, and coach (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Lorna Arnold, English historian and author (b. 1915)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Hank Lauricella, American football player and politician (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jon Lord, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1956)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sonny Ruberto, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1946)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jonathan Schell, American journalist and author (b. 1943)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ralph Wilson, American businessman, founded the Buffalo Bills (b. 1918)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - George Fischbeck, American journalist and educator (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Shannon Bolin, American actress and singer (b. 1917)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Cuthbert Sebastian, St. Kitts and Nevis politician (b. 1921)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Zell Miller, American author and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Scott Walker, American-born British singer-songwriter (b. 1943)

Deaths1 years ago

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