Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


AD 37Roman emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, bestowed on him by the Senate.


193 – After assassinating the Roman Emperor Pertinax, his Praetorian Guards auction off the throne to Didius Julianus.


364 – Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor.


1566 – The foundation stone of Valletta, Malta's capital city, is laid by Jean Parisot de Valette, Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

Events454 years ago

1737 – The Marathas under Baji Rao I attack and defeat the Mughals in the Battle of Delhi.

Events283 years ago
Events244 years ago

1794 – Allies under Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld defeat French forces at Le Cateau.

Events226 years ago

1795Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, a northern fief of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.

Events225 years ago

1801Treaty of Florence is signed, ending the war between the French Republic and the Kingdom of Naples.

Events219 years ago

1802Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid ever to be discovered.

Events218 years ago

1809Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medellín.

Events211 years ago

1814War of 1812: In the Battle of Valparaíso, two American naval vessels are captured by two Royal Navy vessels of equal strength.

Events206 years ago

1842 – First concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Otto Nicolai.

Events178 years ago

1854Crimean War: France and Britain declare war on Russia.

Events166 years ago

1860First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins.

Events160 years ago

1862American Civil War: In the Battle of Glorieta Pass, Union forces stop the Confederate invasion of the New Mexico Territory. The battle began on March 26.

Events158 years ago

1871 – The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.

Events149 years ago

1883Tonkin Campaign: French victory in the Battle of Gia Cuc.

Events137 years ago

1910Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.

Events110 years ago
Events100 years ago

1933 – The Imperial Airways biplane City of Liverpool is believed to be the first airliner lost to sabotage when a passenger sets a fire on board.

Events87 years ago

1941World War II: Britain's Mediterranean Fleet sinks three heavy cruisers and two destroyers of Italy's Regia Marina.

Events79 years ago

1942 – World War II: A British combined force permanently disables the Louis Joubert Lock in Saint-Nazaire in order to keep the German battleship Tirpitz away from the mid-ocean convoy lanes.

Events78 years ago

1946Cold War: The United States Department of State releases the Acheson–Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.

Events74 years ago

1951First Indochina War: In the Battle of Mạo Khê, French Union forces, led by World War II hero Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, inflict a defeat on Việt Minh forces commanded by General Võ Nguyên Giáp.

Events69 years ago

1968 – Brazilian high school student Edson Luís de Lima Souto is killed by military police at a protest for cheaper meals at a restaurant for low-income students.

Events52 years ago

1969 – Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.

Events51 years ago

1970 – An earthquake strikes western Turkey at about 23:05 local time, killing 1,086 and injuring 1,260.

Events50 years ago

1978 – The US Supreme Court hands down 5–3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity.

Events42 years ago
Events41 years ago

1979 – The British House of Commons passes a vote of no confidence against James Callaghan's government by 1 vote, precipitating a general election.

Events41 years ago

1990 – United States President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.

Events30 years ago

1994 – In South Africa, African National Congress security guards kill dozens of Inkatha Freedom Party protesters.

Events26 years ago

1999Kosovo War: Serb paramilitary and military forces kill 146 Kosovo Albanians in Izbica.

Events21 years ago

2003 – In a friendly fire incident, two American A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft attack British tanks participating in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, killing one soldier.

Events17 years ago

2005 – An earthquake shakes northern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong), leaving 915–1,314 people dead and 340–1,146 injured.

Events15 years ago

2006 – Massive protests are mounted against France's First Employment Contract law, meant to reduce youth unemployment.

Events14 years ago


931Liu Chengyou, emperor of Later Han (d. 951)


1097Atsiz, Abbasid caliph (d. 1156)

Births923 years ago

1416Jodha of Mandore, Ruler of Marwar (d. 1489)

Births604 years ago
Births552 years ago

1472Fra Bartolomeo, Italian painter (d. 1517)

Births548 years ago

1483Raphael, Italian painter and architect (d. 1520)

Births537 years ago

1515Teresa of Ávila, Spanish nun and saint (d. 1582)

Births505 years ago

1522Albert the Warlike, German prince (d. 1557)

Births498 years ago

1527Isabella Markham, English courtier (d. 1579)

Births493 years ago

1591William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English earl (d. 1668)

Births429 years ago

1592John Amos Comenius, Czech bishop and educator (d. 1670)

Births428 years ago

1599Witte de With, Dutch captain (d. 1658)

Births421 years ago

1613Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang of China (d. 1688)

Births407 years ago

1621Heinrich Schwemmer, German composer and educator (d. 1696)

Births399 years ago

1638Frederik Ruysch, Dutch botanist and anatomist (d. 1731)

Births382 years ago

1652Samuel Sewall, English judge (d. 1730)

Births368 years ago

1708Hannah Glasse, English cookery writer (d. 1770)

Births312 years ago

1725Andrew Kippis, English minister and author (d. 1795)

Births295 years ago
Births293 years ago

1743Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova, Russian academic and politician (d. 1810)

Births277 years ago

1750Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan general and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 1816)

Births270 years ago

1760Thomas Clarkson, English activist (d. 1846)

Births260 years ago

1773Henri Gatien Bertrand, French general (d. 1844)

Births247 years ago

1793Henry Schoolcraft, American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist (d. 1864)

Births227 years ago

1795Georg Heinrich Pertz, German historian and author (d. 1876)

Births225 years ago

1806Thomas Hare, English lawyer and political scientist (d. 1891)

Births214 years ago

1811John Neumann, Czech-American bishop and saint (d. 1860)

Births209 years ago

1815Arsène Houssaye, French author and poet (d. 1896)

Births205 years ago

1818Wade Hampton III, American general and politician, 77th Governor of South Carolina (d. 1902)

Births202 years ago

1819Joseph Bazalgette, English architect and engineer, designed the Hammersmith Bridge and Battersea Bridge (d. 1891)

Births201 years ago

1828Melchior Anderegg, Swiss mountain guide (d. 1914)

Births192 years ago

1832Henry D. Washburn, American politician, general and explorer (d. 1871)

Births188 years ago

1836Frederick Pabst, German-American brewer, founded the Pabst Brewing Company (d. 1904)

Births184 years ago

1840Emin Pasha, German-Jewish Egyptian physician and politician (d. 1892)

Births180 years ago

1847Gyula Farkas, Hungarian mathematician and physicist (d. 1930)

Births173 years ago

1849James Darmesteter, French historian and author (d. 1894)

Births171 years ago

1850Kyrle Bellew, English theatre actor (d. 1911)

Births170 years ago

1851Bernardino Machado, Portuguese academic and politician, 3rd President of Portugal (d. 1944)

Births169 years ago

1862Aristide Briand, French politician, Prime Minister of France, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1932)

Births158 years ago

1866Jimmy Ross, Scottish footballer (d. 1902)

Births154 years ago

1868Maxim Gorky, Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1936)

Births152 years ago

1871Willem Mengelberg, Dutch-Swiss conductor (d. 1951)

Births149 years ago

1873John Geiger, American rower (d. 1956)

Births147 years ago

1878Abraham Walkowitz, Russian-American painter (d. 1965)

Births142 years ago

1879Terence MacSwiney, Irish republican politician and hunger striker; Lord Mayor of Cork (d. 1920)

Births141 years ago

1881Martin Sheridan, Irish-American discus thrower and jumper (d. 1918)

Births139 years ago

1884Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1951)

Births136 years ago

1886Gustave Mesny, French general (d. 1945)

Births134 years ago

1890Paul Whiteman, American violinist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1967)

Births130 years ago

1892Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

Births128 years ago

1892 – Tom Maguire, Irish general (d. 1993)

Births128 years ago

1893Spyros Skouras, Greek-American businessman (d. 1971)

Births127 years ago

1894Ernst Lindemann, German captain (d. 1941)

Births126 years ago

1895Ángela Ruiz Robles, Spanish teacher, writer and inventor, pioneer of the electronic book (d. 1975)

Births125 years ago

1895Christian Herter, American politician, 53rd United States Secretary of State (d. 1966)

Births125 years ago

1895 – Donald Grey Barnhouse, American pastor and theologian (d. 1960)

Births125 years ago

1895 – Spencer W. Kimball, American religious leader, 12th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1985)

Births125 years ago

1897Sepp Herberger, German footballer and manager (d. 1977)

Births123 years ago

1897 – Tillie Voss, American football player (d. 1975)

Births123 years ago

1899Gussie Busch, American businessman (d. 1989)

Births121 years ago

1899 – Harold B. Lee, American religious leader, 11th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1973)

Births121 years ago

1899 – Buck Shaw, American football player and coach (d. 1977)

Births121 years ago

1900Edward Wagenknecht, American critic and educator (d. 2004)

Births120 years ago

1902Flora Robson, English actress (d. 1984)

Births118 years ago

1902 – Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech fiddler and composer (d. 1988)

Births118 years ago

1903Rudolf Serkin, Czech-American pianist and educator (d. 1991)

Births117 years ago

1904Isabel Cuchí Coll, Puerto Rican author and journalist (d. 1993)

Births116 years ago

1905Pandro S. Berman, American production manager and producer (d. 1996)

Births115 years ago

1905 – Marlin Perkins, American zoologist and television host (d. 1986)

Births115 years ago

1906Murray Adaskin, Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2002)

Births114 years ago

1906 – Robert Allen, American actor (d. 1998)

Births114 years ago

1906 – Dorothy Knowles, South African-English author, fencer and academic (d. 2010)

Births114 years ago

1907Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun (d. 2005)

Births113 years ago

1907Norrey Ford, English author (d. 1985)

Births113 years ago

1907 – Irving Paul Lazar, American lawyer and talent agent (d. 1993)

Births113 years ago

1909Nelson Algren, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1981)

Births111 years ago

1910Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr., American librarian and art collector (d. 2001)

Births110 years ago

1910 – Jimmie Dodd, American actor and singer-songwriter (d. 1964)

Births110 years ago

1910 – Ingrid of Sweden, (d. 2000)

Births110 years ago

1911Consalvo Sanesi, Italian race car driver (d. 1998)

Births109 years ago

1912A. Bertram Chandler, English-Australian author (d. 1984)

Births108 years ago

1912 – Marina Raskova, Russian pilot and navigator (d. 1943)

Births108 years ago

1913Kazuo Taoka, Japanese crime boss (d. 1981)

Births107 years ago

1913 – Toko Shinoda, Japanese artist

Births107 years ago

1914Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2000)

Births106 years ago

1914 – Bohumil Hrabal, Czech author (d. 1997)

Births106 years ago

1914 – Kenneth Richard Norris, Australian entomologist and academic (d. 2003)

Births106 years ago

1914 – Edmund Muskie, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 58th United States Secretary of State (d. 1996)

Births106 years ago

1914 – Everett Ruess, American explorer, poet, and painter (d. 1934)

Births106 years ago

1915Jay Livingston, American singer-songwriter (d. 2001)

Births105 years ago

1917Claude Bertrand, Canadian neurosurgeon and scholar (d. 2014)

Births103 years ago

1918Edward Amy, Canadian soldier (d. 2011)

Births102 years ago

1919Jacob Avshalomov, American composer and conductor (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1919 – Tom Brooks, Australian cricket umpire (d. 2007)

Births101 years ago

1919 – Eileen Crofton, British physician and author (d. 2010)

Births101 years ago

1919 – Vic Raschi, American baseball player and coach (d. 1988)

Births101 years ago

1921Harold Agnew, American physicist and academic (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 – Dirk Bogarde, English actor and author (d. 1999)

Births99 years ago

1921 – Herschel Grynszpan, German assassin of Ernst vom Rath (d. 1960)

Births99 years ago

1921 – Walter Neugebauer, Croatian-German author and illustrator (d. 1992)

Births99 years ago

1922Neville Bonner, Australian politician (d. 1999)

Births98 years ago

1922 – Grace Hartigan, American painter and educator (d. 2008)

Births98 years ago

1922 – Joey Maxim, American boxer and actor (d. 2001)

Births98 years ago

1922 – B. Neminathan, Sri Lankan politician

Births98 years ago

1923Paul C. Donnelly, American scientist and engineer (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1923 – Thad Jones, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1986)

Births97 years ago

1923 – René Vuaillat, French engineer and inventor

Births97 years ago

1924Freddie Bartholomew, American actor (d. 1992)

Births96 years ago

1924 – Fred Flanagan, Australian footballer (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1925Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Russian actor (d. 1994)

Births95 years ago

1925 – Dorothy DeBorba, American child actress (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago
Births94 years ago

1926 – Polly Umrigar, Indian cricketer (d. 2006)

Births94 years ago

1927Theo Colborn, American zoologist and academic (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1927 – Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish journalist and author (d. 2007)

Births93 years ago

1927 – Vina Mazumdar, Indian academic and activist (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1928Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-American political activist and analyst; 10th United States National Security Advisor (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1928 – Alexander Grothendieck, German-French mathematician and theorist (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1929Paul England, Australian race car driver and engineer (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1930Robert Ashley, American soldier and composer (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 – Jerome Isaac Friedman, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births90 years ago

1930 – Elizabeth Bainbridge, English soprano

Births90 years ago

1933Tete Montoliu, Spanish pianist (d. 1997)

Births87 years ago

1933 – Frank Murkowski, American soldier, banker, and politician, 8th Governor of Alaska

Births87 years ago

1934Lester R. Brown, American environmentalist, founded the Earth Policy Institute and Worldwatch Institute

Births86 years ago

1934 – Laurie Taitt, Guyanese-English hurdler (d. 2006)

Births86 years ago

1935 – Michael Parkinson, English journalist and author

Births85 years ago

1935 – Józef Szmidt, Polish triple jumper

Births85 years ago

1936Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian novelist, playwright, and essayist Nobel Prize laureate

Births84 years ago

1938Hans-Jürgen Bäsler, German footballer (d. 2002)

Births82 years ago

1939Dov Frohman, Israeli electrical engineer and business executive

Births81 years ago

1940Tony Barber, English-Australian television host

Births80 years ago

1940 – Luis Cubilla, Uruguayan footballer and coach (d. 2013)

Births80 years ago

1942Daniel Dennett, American philosopher and academic

Births78 years ago

1942 – Kitanofuji Katsuaki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 52nd Yokozuna

Births78 years ago
Births78 years ago

1942 – Mike Newell, English director and producer

Births78 years ago

1942 – Samuel Ramey, American opera singer

Births78 years ago

1942 – Conrad Schumann, East German border guard (d. 1998)

Births78 years ago

1942 – Jerry Sloan, American basketball player and coach

Births78 years ago

1943Richard Eyre, English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 – Conchata Ferrell, American actress

Births77 years ago

1944Rick Barry, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births76 years ago

1944 – Ken Howard, American actor (d. 2016)

Births76 years ago

1945Rodrigo Duterte, Filipino politician, 16th President of the Philippines

Births75 years ago

1945 – Johnny Famechon, French-Australian boxer

Births75 years ago

1945 – Björn Hamilton, Swedish engineer and politician

Births75 years ago

1946Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut (d. 2014)

Births74 years ago

1946 – Henry Paulson, American banker and politician, 74th United States Secretary of the Treasury

Births74 years ago

1946 – Alejandro Toledo, Peruvian economist and politician, 48th President of Peru

Births74 years ago

1947Greg Thompson, Canadian educator and politician, 25th Minister of Veterans Affairs

Births73 years ago

1948John Evan, English keyboard player and songwriter (Jethro Tull)

Births72 years ago

1948 – Janice Lynde, American actress

Births72 years ago

1948 – Dianne Wiest, American actress

Births72 years ago

1948 – Milan Williams, American keyboard player (d. 2006)

Births72 years ago

1949Ronnie Ray Smith, American sprinter (d. 2013)

Births71 years ago

1952Keith Ashfield, Canadian politician (d. 2018)

Births68 years ago

1952 – Tony Brise, English race car driver (d. 1975)

Births68 years ago

1953Melchior Ndadaye, Burundian banker and politician, 4th President of Burundi (d. 1993)

Births67 years ago

1953 – Rosemary Ashe, British actress and singer

Births67 years ago

1954Donald Brown, American pianist and educator

Births66 years ago

1955John Alderdice, Baron Alderdice, Northern Irish psychiatrist and politician, 1st Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Births65 years ago

1955 – Reba McEntire, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births65 years ago

1956Susan Ershler, American mountaineer and author

Births64 years ago

1957Harvey Glance, American sprinter and coach

Births63 years ago

1958Edesio Alejandro, Cuban composer

Births62 years ago

1958 – Elisabeth Andreassen, Swedish-Norwegian singer

Births62 years ago

1958 – Bart Conner, American gymnast and sportscaster

Births62 years ago

1958 – Curt Hennig, American wrestler, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2003)

Births62 years ago

1959Laura Chinchilla, Costa Rican politician, President of Costa Rica

Births61 years ago

1959 – Chiaki Morosawa, Japanese anime screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births61 years ago

1959 – Chris Myers, American journalist and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1960Chris Barrie, British actor and comedian

Births60 years ago

1960 – José Maria Neves, Cape Verdeian politician, Prime Minister of Cape Verde

Births60 years ago

1960 – Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, French-Belgian author and playwright

Births60 years ago

1961Byron Scott, American basketball player and coach

Births59 years ago

1962Jure Franko, Slovenian skier

Births58 years ago

1962Simon Bazalgette, English businessman

Births58 years ago

1963Jan Masiel, Polish politician

Births57 years ago

1964Karen Lumley, English politician

Births56 years ago

1966Cheryl James, American rapper and actress

Births54 years ago

1967John Ziegler, German-American radio host and director

Births53 years ago

1968Iris Chang, Chinese-American journalist and author (d. 2004)

Births52 years ago

1968 – Nasser Hussain, Indian-English cricketer and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1968Colin Brazier, English journalist

Births52 years ago

1969Rodney Atkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births51 years ago

1969 – Brett Ratner, American director and producer

Births51 years ago

1970Vince Vaughn, American actor

Births50 years ago

1970 – Jennifer Weiner, American journalist and author

Births50 years ago

1971Christianne Meneses Jacobs, Nicaraguan-American journalist and educator

Births49 years ago

1971 – Orfeh, American singer, songwriter and actress

Births49 years ago

1972Nick Frost, English actor and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1972 – Keith Tkachuk, American ice hockey player

Births48 years ago

1973Björn Kuipers, Dutch footballer and referee

Births47 years ago

1975Fabrizio Gollin, Italian race car driver

Births45 years ago

1975 – Kate Gosselin, American television personality

Births45 years ago

1975 – Iván Helguera, Spanish footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 – Shanna Moakler, American model

Births45 years ago

1976Dave Keuning, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1977Lauren Weisberger, American author

Births43 years ago

1978Nathan Cayless, Australian-New Zealand rugby league player

Births42 years ago

1980Cho Seung-woo, South Korean actor

Births40 years ago

1980 – David Lee, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 – Rasmus Seebach, Danish singer-songwriter and producer

Births40 years ago

1980 – Luke Walton, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1981Lindsay Frimodt, American fashion model

Births39 years ago

1981 – Edwar Ramírez, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 – Julia Stiles, American actress

Births39 years ago

1983Ladji Doucouré, French sprinter and hurdler

Births37 years ago

1984Shakib Khan, Bangladeshi actor

Births36 years ago

1984 – Christopher Samba, Congolese footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 – Nikki Sanderson, English actress

Births36 years ago

1985Stefano Ferrario, Italian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 – Sauli Koskinen, Finnish TV host and entertainer

Births35 years ago

1985 – Steve Mandanda, French footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 – Stanislas Wawrinka, Swiss tennis player

Births35 years ago

1986Bowe Bergdahl, American sergeant[

Births34 years ago

1986 – Lady Gaga, American singer-songwriter, dancer, producer, and actress

Births34 years ago

1986 – J-Kwon, American rapper

Births34 years ago

1986 – Amaia Salamanca, Spanish actress

Births34 years ago

1986 – Barbora Strýcová, Czech tennis player

Births34 years ago

1987Jean-Paul Adela, Seychellois footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 – Yohan Benalouane, French-Tunisian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 – Simeon Jackson, Canadian soccer player

Births33 years ago

1987 – Kagney Linn Karter, American pornographic actress

Births33 years ago

1987 – Yotam Solomon, Israeli/American fashion designer

Births33 years ago

1987 – Mary Kate Wiles, American actress

Births33 years ago

1988Ryan Kalish, American baseball player

Births32 years ago

1988 – Lacey Turner, English actress

Births32 years ago

1989Afrikan Boy, English rapper

Births31 years ago

1989 – David Goodwillie, Scottish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 – Lukas Jutkiewicz, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 – Mira Leung, Canadian figure skater

Births31 years ago

1989 – Marek Suchý, Czech footballer

Births31 years ago

1990Zac Clarke, Australian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 – Zoella (Zoe Sugg), English Youtuber

Births30 years ago

1991Amy Bruckner, American actress

Births29 years ago

1991 – Lisa-Maria Moser, Austrian tennis player

Births29 years ago

1991 – Marie-Philip Poulin, Canadian ice hockey player

Births29 years ago

1991 – Ondřej Palát, Czech ice hockey player

Births29 years ago

1992Sergi Gómez, Spanish footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 – Lucho Ayala, Filipino actor

Births28 years ago

1994Jackson Wang, Hong Kong rapper (GOT7)

Births26 years ago

1995Jonathan Drouin, Canadian ice hockey player

Births25 years ago

1996Matt Renshaw, English-Australian cricketer

Births24 years ago


193Pertinax, Roman emperor (b. 126)


741Hatsusebe, Japanese princess


965Arnulf I, count of Flanders


966Flodoard, Frankish canon and chronicler

Deaths948 years ago

1134Saint Stephen Harding, founder of the Cistercian order

Deaths886 years ago

1239Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (b. 1180)

Deaths781 years ago
Deaths779 years ago
Deaths766 years ago

1285Pope Martin IV (b. 1220)

Deaths735 years ago

1346Venturino of Bergamo, Dominican preacher (b. 1304)

Deaths674 years ago
Deaths559 years ago

1563Heinrich Glarean, Swiss poet and theorist (b. 1488)

Deaths457 years ago

1566Sigismund von Herberstein, Austrian historian and diplomat (b. 1486)

Deaths454 years ago
Deaths437 years ago

1584Ivan the Terrible, Russian king (b. 1530)

Deaths436 years ago

1687Constantijn Huygens, Dutch poet and composer (b. 1596)

Deaths333 years ago

1794Marquis de Condorcet, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1743)

Deaths226 years ago

1818Antonio Capuzzi, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1755)

Deaths202 years ago

1865Petrus Hofman Peerlkamp, Dutch scholar and critic (b. 1786)

Deaths155 years ago

1866Solomon Foot, American lawyer and politician (b. 1802)

Deaths154 years ago

1868James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, English lieutenant and politician (b. 1797)

Deaths152 years ago

1870George Henry Thomas, American general (b. 1816)

Deaths150 years ago

1874Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish-German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1795)

Deaths146 years ago

1881Modest Mussorgsky, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1839)

Deaths139 years ago

1893Edmund Kirby Smith, American general (b. 1824)

Deaths127 years ago

1900Piet Joubert, South African soldier and politician (b. 1831 or 1834)

Deaths120 years ago

1910Édouard Colonne, French violinist and conductor (b. 1838)

Deaths110 years ago

1917Albert Pinkham Ryder, American painter (b. 1847)

Deaths103 years ago

1923Charles Hubbard, American archer (b. 1849)

Deaths97 years ago

1927Joseph-Médard Émard, Canadian archbishop (b. 1853)

Deaths93 years ago

1929Katharine Lee Bates, American poet and songwriter (b. 1859)

Deaths91 years ago

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

Deaths91 years ago

1934Mahmoud Mokhtar, Egyptian sculptor and educator (b. 1891)

Deaths86 years ago

1941Marcus Hurley, American basketball player and cyclist (b. 1883)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 – Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian police officer (b. 1877)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 – Virginia Woolf, English novelist, essayist, short story writer, and critic (b. 1882)

Deaths79 years ago

1942Miguel Hernández, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1910)

Deaths78 years ago

1943Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1873)

Deaths77 years ago

1944Stephen Leacock, English-Canadian political scientist and author (b. 1869)

Deaths76 years ago

1947Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (b. 1897)

Deaths73 years ago

1949Grigoraș Dinicu, Romanian violinist and composer (b. 1889)

Deaths71 years ago

1953Jim Thorpe, American football player and coach (b. 1887)

Deaths67 years ago

1958W. C. Handy, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1873)

Deaths62 years ago

1962Hugo Wast, Argentinian author and screenwriter (b. 1883)

Deaths58 years ago

1963Antonius Bouwens, Dutch target shooter (b. 1876)

Deaths57 years ago

1965Clemence Dane, English author and playwright (b. 1888)

Deaths55 years ago

1965 – Jack Hoxie, American actor (b. 1885)

Deaths55 years ago

1969Dwight D. Eisenhower, American general and politician, 34th President of the United States (b. 1890)

Deaths51 years ago

1971Robert Hunter, American golfer (b. 1886)

Deaths49 years ago

1972Donie Bush, American baseball player, manager, and team owner (b. 1887)

Deaths48 years ago

1974Arthur Crudup, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1905)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 – Dorothy Fields, American songwriter (b. 1905)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 – Françoise Rosay, French actress (b. 1891)

Deaths46 years ago

1976Richard Arlen, American actor (b. 1898)

Deaths44 years ago

1977Eric Shipton, Sri Lankan-English mountaineer and explorer (b. 1907)

Deaths43 years ago

1980Dick Haymes, Argentinian-American actor and singer (b. 1918)

Deaths40 years ago

1982William Giauque, Canadian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)

Deaths38 years ago

1984Carmen Dragon, American conductor and composer (b. 1914)

Deaths36 years ago

1985Marc Chagall, Russian-French painter and poet (b. 1887)

Deaths35 years ago

1986Virginia Gilmore. American actress (b. 1919)

Deaths34 years ago

1987Maria von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (b. 1905)

Deaths33 years ago

1992Nikolaos Platon, Greek archaeologist and academic (b. 1909)

Deaths28 years ago

1993Scott Cunningham, American author (b. 1956)

Deaths27 years ago

1994Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright and critic (b. 1909)

Deaths26 years ago

1996Shin Kanemaru, Japanese politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1914)

Deaths24 years ago

1999Franco Gasparri, Italian actor (b. 1948)

Deaths21 years ago

2000Anthony Powell, English soldier and author (b. 1905)

Deaths20 years ago

2001Moe Koffman, Canadian flute player, saxophonist, and composer (b. 1928)

Deaths19 years ago

2004Peter Ustinov, English-Swiss actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths16 years ago

2005Moura Lympany, English-Monacan pianist (b. 1916)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 – Robin Spry, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)

Deaths15 years ago

2006Pro Hart, Australian painter (b. 1928)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 – Vethathiri Maharishi, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1911)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 – Charles Schepens, Belgian-American ophthalmologist and author (b. 1912)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 – Caspar Weinberger, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1917)

Deaths14 years ago

2009Maurice Jarre, French-American composer and conductor (b. 1924)

Deaths11 years ago

2010June Havoc, American actress, dancer, and director (b. 1912)

Deaths10 years ago

2011Wenche Foss, Norwegian actress (b. 1917)

Deaths9 years ago

2012John Arden, English author and playwright (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Alexander Arutiunian, Armenian pianist and composer (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Harry Crews, American novelist, playwright, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Addie L. Wyatt, African American labor leader (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2013George E. P. Box, English-American statistician and educator (b. 1919)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Manuel García Ferré, Spanish-Argentinian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Richard Griffiths, English actor (b. 1947)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Art Malone, American race car driver (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Hugh McCracken, American guitarist, harmonica player, and producer (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Heinz Patzig, German footballer and manager (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Bob Teague, American college football star and television news-reporter (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Gus Triandos, American baseball player and scout (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Robert Zildjian, American businessman, founded Sabian (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2014Jeremiah Denton, American admiral and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 – Lorenzo Semple, Jr., American screenwriter and producer (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 – Avraham Yaski, Israeli architect and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2015Chuck Brayton, American baseball player and coach (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 – Joseph Cassidy, Canadian-English priest and academic (b. 1954)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 – Miroslav Ondříček, Czech cinematographer (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 – Gene Saks, American actor and director (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 – Walter Schuck, German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2016James Noble, American actor (b. 1922)

Deaths4 years ago

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