Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which the first day of Hocktide can fall, while April 3 is the latest; observed on the second Monday after Easter. (Hungerford, England; popular in medieval England)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

National Doctors' Day (United States)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

598 - Balkan Campaign: The Avars lift the siege at the Byzantine stronghold of Tomis. Their leader Bayan I retreats north of the Danube River after the Avaro-Slavic hordes are decimated by the plague.

Events

1282 - The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers.

Events738 years ago

1296 - Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.

Events724 years ago
Events321 years ago

1815 - Joachim Murat issues the Rimini Proclamation which would later inspire Italian unification.

Events205 years ago

1818 - Physicist Augustin Fresnel reads a memoir on optical rotation to the French Academy of Sciences, reporting that when polarized light is "depolarized" by a Fresnel rhomb, its properties are preserved in any subsequent passage through an optically-rotating crystal or liquid.

Events202 years ago

1822 - The Florida Territory is created in the United States.

Events198 years ago

1841 - The National Bank of Greece is founded in Athens.

Events179 years ago

1842 - Ether anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.

Events178 years ago

1844 - One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.

Events176 years ago

1855 - Origins of the American Civil War: "Border Ruffians" from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.

Events165 years ago

1856 - The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Crimean War.

Events164 years ago
Events159 years ago

1863 - Danish prince Wilhelm Georg is chosen as King George of Greece.

Events157 years ago

1867 - Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2-cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.

Events153 years ago

1870 - Texas is readmitted to the United States Congress following Reconstruction.

Events150 years ago

1885 - The Battle for Kushka triggers the Panjdeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the Russian and British Empire.

Events135 years ago

1899 - German Society of Chemistry issues an invitation to other national scientific organizations to appoint delegates to the International Committee on Atomic Weights.

Events121 years ago

1912 - Sultan Abd al-Hafid signs the Treaty of Fez, making Morocco a French protectorate.

Events108 years ago

1918 - Outburst of bloody March Events in Baku and other locations of Baku Governorate.

Events102 years ago

1939 - The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets a world airspeed record of 463 mph (745 km/h).

Events81 years ago

1940 - Second Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Jingwei.

Events80 years ago

1944 - World War II: Allied bombers conduct their most severe bombing run on Sofia, Bulgaria.

Events76 years ago

1944 - Out of 795 Lancasters, Halifaxes and Mosquitos sent to attack Nuremberg, 95 bombers do not return, making it the largest RAF Bomber Command loss of the war.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: Soviet forces invade Austria and capture Vienna; Polish and Soviet forces liberate Danzig.

Events75 years ago
Events71 years ago

1961 - The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed in New York City.

Events59 years ago

1965 - Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the United States Embassy, Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.

Events55 years ago

1972 - Vietnam War: The Easter Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.

Events48 years ago

1976 - Israeli-Palestinian conflict: in the first organized response against Israeli policies by a Palestinian collective since 1948, Palestinians create the first Land Day.

Events44 years ago

1979 - Airey Neave, a British Member of Parliament, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster. The Irish National Liberation Army claims responsibility.

Events41 years ago

1981 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.; three others are wounded in the same incident.

Events39 years ago

1982 - Space Shuttle program: STS-3 Mission is completed with the landing of Columbia at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

Events38 years ago

2002 - 2002 Lyon car attack takes place.

Events18 years ago
Events11 years ago

2017 - SpaceX conducts the world's first reflight of an orbital class rocket.

Events3 years ago

Births

892 - Shi Jingtang, founder of the Later Jin Dynasty (d. 942)

Births

1135 - Maimonides, Spanish rabbi and philosopher (April 6 also proposed, d. 1204)

Births885 years ago

1326 - Ivan II of Moscow (d. 1359)

Births694 years ago

1432 - Mehmed the Conqueror, Ottoman sultan (d. 1481)

Births588 years ago

1510 - Antonio de Cabezón, Spanish composer and organist (d. 1566)

Births510 years ago

1551 - Salomon Schweigger, German theologian (d. 1622)

Births469 years ago

1606 - Vincentio Reinieri, Italian mathematician and astronomer (d. 1647)

Births414 years ago

1632 - John Proctor, farmer hanged for witchcraft in the Salem witch trials (d. 1692)

Births388 years ago
Births380 years ago

1727 - Tommaso Traetta, Italian composer and educator (d. 1779)

Births293 years ago

1746 - Francisco Goya, Spanish-French painter and sculptor (d. 1828)

Births274 years ago

1750 - John Stafford Smith, English organist and composer (d. 1836)

Births270 years ago

1793 - Juan Manuel de Rosas, Argentinian soldier and politician, 13th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (d. 1877)

Births227 years ago

1805 - Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann, German-Swedish linguist and botanist (d. 1887)

Births215 years ago

1811 - Robert Bunsen, German chemist and academic (d. 1899)

Births209 years ago

1820 - Anna Sewell, English author (d. 1878)

Births200 years ago

1820 - James Whyte, Scottish-Australian politician, 6th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1882)

Births200 years ago

1844 - Paul Verlaine, French poet (d. 1896)

Births176 years ago

1853 - Vincent van Gogh, Dutch-French painter and illustrator (d. 1890)

Births167 years ago

1853 - Arnoldo Sartorio, German composer, pianist, and teacher (d. 1936)

Births167 years ago

1857 - Léon Charles Thévenin, French engineer (d. 1926)

Births163 years ago

1858 - Siegfried Alkan, German composer (d. 1941)

Births162 years ago

1863 - Mary Calkins, American philosopher and psychologist (d. 1930)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Franz Oppenheimer, German-American sociologist and economist (d. 1943)

Births156 years ago

1874 - Charles Lightoller, English 2nd officer on the RMS Titanic (d. 1952)

Births146 years ago

1874 - Josiah McCracken, American hammer thrower, shot putter, and football player (d. 1962)

Births146 years ago

1874 - Nicolae Rădescu, Romanian general and politician, Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1953)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Thomas Xenakis, Greek-American gymnast (d. 1942)

Births145 years ago

1879 - Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (d. 1954)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Seán O'Casey, Irish dramatist, playwright, and memoirist (d. 1964)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Melanie Klein, Jewish Austrian-English psychologist and author (d. 1960)

Births138 years ago

1888 - J. R. Williams, Canadian-born cartoonist (d. 1957)

Births132 years ago

1891 - Chunseong, Korean monk, writer and philosopher (d. 1977)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Stefan Banach, Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1945)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Fortunato Depero, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1960)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Erhard Milch, German field marshal (d. 1972)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Johannes Pääsuke, Estonian photographer and director (d. 1918)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Erwin Panofsky, German historian and academic (d. 1968)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Tommy Green, English race walker (d. 1975)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Sergey Ilyushin, Russian engineer, founded Ilyushin Aircraft Company (d. 1977)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Jean Giono, French author and poet (d. 1970)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Carl Lutz, Swiss vice-consul to Hungary during WWII, credited with saving over 62,000 Jews (d. 1975)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Charlie Wilson, English footballer (d. 1971)

Births125 years ago

1899 - Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, Indian author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1970)

Births121 years ago

1902 - Brooke Astor, American socialite and philanthropist (d. 2007)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Ted Heath, English trombonist and composer (d. 1969)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (d. 1984)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Ripper Collins, American baseball player and coach (d. 1970)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Archie Birkin, English motorcycle racer (d. 1927)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Mikio Oda, Japanese triple jumper and academic (d. 1998)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Albert Pierrepoint, English hangman (d. 1992)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German general (d. 1994)

Births113 years ago

1910 - Józef Marcinkiewicz, Polish soldier, mathematician, and academic (d. 1940)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Ekrem Akurgal, Turkish archaeologist and academic (d. 2002)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Jack Cowie, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1994)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Alvin Hamilton, Canadian lieutenant and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Agriculture (d. 2004)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Marc Davis, American animator (d. 2000)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Richard Helms, American soldier and diplomat, 8th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 2002)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Frankie Laine, American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Ċensu Tabone, Maltese general, physician, and politician, 4th President of Malta (d. 2012)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Sonny Boy Williamson I, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (d. 1948)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Pietro Ingrao, Italian journalist and politician (d. 2015)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Els Aarne, Ukrainian-Estonian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1995)

Births103 years ago

1919 - McGeorge Bundy, American intelligence officer and diplomat, 6th United States National Security Advisor (d. 1996)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Robin M. Williams, New Zealand mathematician and academic (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1921 - André Fontaine, French historian and journalist (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Turhan Bey, American actor (d. 2012)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Arthur Wightman, American physicist and academic (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Milton Acorn, Canadian poet and playwright (d. 1986)

Births97 years ago

1926 - Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish businessman, founded IKEA (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Wally Grout, Australian cricketer (d. 1968)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Robert Badinter, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of Justice

Births92 years ago

1928 - Colin Egar, Australian cricket umpire (d. 2008)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Tom Sharpe, English-Spanish author and educator (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Richard Dysart, American actor (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Ray Musto, American soldier and politician (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1929 - István Rózsavölgyi, Hungarian runner (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1930 - John Astin, American actor

Births90 years ago

1930 - Rolf Harris, Australian singer-songwriter

Births90 years ago

1933 - Jean-Claude Brialy, French actor and director (d. 2007)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Paul Crouch, American broadcaster, co-founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network (d. 2013)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Hans Hollein, Austrian architect and academic, designed Haas House (d. 2014)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Karl Berger, German pianist and composer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Willie Galimore, American football player (d. 1964)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Gordon Mumma, American composer

Births85 years ago

1937 - Warren Beatty, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births83 years ago

1937 - Ian MacLaurin, Baron MacLaurin of Knebworth, English businessman

Births83 years ago

1938 - John Barnhill, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Klaus Schwab, German economist and engineer, founded the World Economic Forum

Births82 years ago

1940 - Norman Gifford, English cricketer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jerry Lucas, American basketball player and educator

Births80 years ago

1940 - Hans Ragnemalm, Swedish lawyer and judge (d. 2016)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Graeme Edge, English singer-songwriter and drummer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ron Johnston, English geographer and academic

Births79 years ago

1941 - Wasim Sajjad, Pakistani lawyer and politician, President of Pakistan

Births79 years ago

1941 - Bob Smith, American soldier and politician

Births79 years ago

1942 - Ruben Kun, Nauruan lawyer and politician, 14th President of Nauru (d. 2014)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Tane Norton, New Zealand rugby player

Births78 years ago

1942 - Kenneth Welsh, Canadian actor

Births78 years ago

1943 - Jay Traynor, American pop and doo-wop singer (d. 2014)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Mark Wylea Erwin, American businessman and diplomat

Births76 years ago

1944 - Brian Wilshire, Australian radio host

Births76 years ago

1945 - Eric Clapton, English guitarist and singer-songwriter

Births75 years ago
Births73 years ago

1947 - Terje Venaas, Norwegian bassist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Nigel Jones, Baron Jones of Cheltenham, English computer programmer and politician

Births72 years ago

1948 - Eddie Jordan, Irish racing driver and team owner, founded Jordan Grand Prix

Births72 years ago

1948 - Mervyn King, English economist and academic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jim "Dandy" Mangrum, American rock singer (Black Oak Arkansas)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Liza Frulla, Canadian talk show host and politician, 3rd Minister of Canadian Heritage

Births71 years ago

1949 - Dana Gillespie, English singer-songwriter and actress

Births71 years ago

1949 - Naomi Sims, American model and author (d. 2009)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Janet Browne, English-American historian and academic

Births70 years ago

1950 - Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor

Births70 years ago

1950 - Grady Little, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births70 years ago

1950 - Warren Snowdon, Australian educator and politician, 39th Australian Minister for Veterans' Affairs

Births70 years ago

1952 - Stuart Dryburgh, English-New Zealand cinematographer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach

Births68 years ago

1955 - Randy VanWarmer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2004)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Bill Butler, Scottish educator and politician

Births64 years ago

1956 - Juanito Oiarzabal, Spanish mountaineer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Shahla Sherkat, Iranian journalist and author

Births64 years ago

1957 - Marie-Christine Koundja, Chadian author and diplomat

Births63 years ago

1957 - Paul Reiser, American actor and comedian

Births63 years ago

1958 - Maurice LaMarche, Canadian voice actor and stand-up comedian

Births62 years ago

1958 - Joey Sindelar, American golfer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Martina Cole, English television host and author

Births61 years ago

1960 - Laurie Graham, Canadian skier

Births60 years ago

1960 - Bill Johnson, American skier (d. 2016)

Births60 years ago

1961 - Mike Thackwell, New Zealand racing driver

Births59 years ago

1961 - Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 1999)

Births59 years ago

1962 - Mark Begich, American politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - MC Hammer, American rapper and actor

Births58 years ago

1963 - Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, Mongolian journalist and politician, 4th President of Mongolia

Births57 years ago

1963 - Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Panagiotis Tsalouchidis, Greek footballer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Vlado Bozinovski, Macedonian-Australian footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Tracy Chapman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Piers Morgan, English journalist and talk show host

Births55 years ago

1966 - Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess player and author

Births54 years ago

1966 - Dmitry Volkov, Russian swimmer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Leonid Voloshin, Russian triple jumper

Births54 years ago

1967 - Christopher Bowman, American figure skater and coach (d. 2008)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Richard Hutten, Dutch furniture designer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Julie Richardson, New Zealand tennis player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Celine Dion, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Troy Bayliss, Australian motorcycle racer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Tobias Hill, English poet and author

Births50 years ago

1970 - Sylvain Charlebois, Canadian food/agriculture researcher, author

Births50 years ago

1971 - Mari Holden, American cyclist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mark Consuelos, American actor and television personality

Births49 years ago

1972 - Mili Avital, Israeli-American actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Emerson Thome, Brazilian footballer and scout

Births48 years ago

1972 - Karel Poborský, Czech footballer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Adam Goldstein, American keyboard player, DJ, and producer (d. 2009)

Births47 years ago

1973 - Jan Koller, Czech footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Kareem Streete-Thompson, Caymanian-American long jumper

Births47 years ago

1974 - Martin Love, Australian cricketer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Paul Griffen, New Zealand-Italian rugby player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Ty Conklin, American ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Obadele Thompson, Barbadian sprinter

Births44 years ago
Births44 years ago

1977 - Abhishek Chaubey, Indian director and screenwriter

Births43 years ago

1978 - Paweł Czapiewski, Polish runner

Births42 years ago

1978 - Chris Paterson, Scottish rugby player and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Bok van Blerk, South African singer-songwriter and actor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Norah Jones, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, Ukrainian footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Ricardo Osorio, Mexican footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Jammal Brown, American football player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Andrea Masi, Italian rugby player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Mark Hudson, English footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Philippe Mexès, French footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Javier Portillo, Spanish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jason Dohring, American actor

Births38 years ago

1983 - Jérémie Aliadière, French footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Mario Ančić, Croatian tennis player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Giacomo Ricci, Italian racing driver

Births35 years ago

1986 - Sergio Ramos, Spanish footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Trent Barreta, American wrestler

Births33 years ago

1987 - Calum Elliot, Scottish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kwok Kin Pong, Hong Kong footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Marc-Édouard Vlasic, Canadian ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Will Matthews, Australian rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Thanasis Papazoglou, Greek footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Richard Sherman, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Larisa Yurkiw, Canadian alpine skier

Births32 years ago

1989 - Chris Sale, American baseball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - João Sousa, Portuguese tennis player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Michal Březina, Czech figure skater

Births30 years ago

1992 - Palak Muchhal, Indian playback singer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Anitta, Brazilian singer and entertainer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Jetro Willems, Dutch footballer

Births26 years ago

1998 - Kalyn Ponga, Australian rugby league player

Births22 years ago

2000 - Colton Herta, American race car driver

Births20 years ago

Deaths

116 - Quirinus of Neuss, Roman martyr and saint

Deaths

365 - Ai of Jin, emperor of the Jin Dynasty (b. 341)

Deaths

943 - Li Bian, emperor of Southern Tang (b. 889)

Deaths
Deaths

1180 - Al-Mustadi, Caliph (b. 1142)

Deaths840 years ago

1202 - Joachim of Fiore, Italian mystic and theologian (b. 1135)

Deaths818 years ago

1465 - Isabella of Clermont, queen consort of Naples (b. c. 1424)

Deaths555 years ago
Deaths548 years ago

1486 - Thomas Bourchier, English cardinal (b. 1404)

Deaths534 years ago

1526 - Konrad Mutian, German humanist (b. 1471)

Deaths494 years ago

1540 - Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German cardinal (b. 1469)

Deaths480 years ago

1559 - Adam Ries, German mathematician and academic (b. 1492)

Deaths461 years ago

1587 - Ralph Sadler, English politician, Secretary of State for England (b. 1507)

Deaths433 years ago

1662 - François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet and playwright (b. 1592)

Deaths358 years ago

1689 - Kazimierz Łyszczyński, Polish atheist and philosopher (b. 1634)

Deaths331 years ago

1707 - Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, French general and engineer (b. 1633)

Deaths313 years ago

1764 - Pietro Locatelli, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1695)

Deaths256 years ago

1783 - William Hunter, Scottish anatomist and physician (b. 1718)

Deaths237 years ago
Deaths216 years ago
Deaths214 years ago
Deaths190 years ago

1840 - Beau Brummell, English-French fashion designer (b. 1778)

Deaths180 years ago

1842 - Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, French painter (b. 1755)

Deaths178 years ago

1864 - Louis Schindelmeisser, German clarinet player, composer, and conductor (b. 1811)

Deaths156 years ago

1873 - Bénédict Morel, Austrian-French psychiatrist and physician (b. 1809)

Deaths147 years ago

1879 - Thomas Couture, French painter and educator (b. 1815)

Deaths141 years ago

1886 - Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, Canadian judge and politician, 6th Premier of Quebec (b. 1838)

Deaths134 years ago

1896 - Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician, 55th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1832)

Deaths124 years ago

1912 - Karl May, German author (b. 1842)

Deaths108 years ago

1925 - Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher and author (b. 1861)

Deaths95 years ago

1935 - Romanos Melikian, Armenian composer (b. 1883)

Deaths85 years ago

1936 - Conchita Supervía, Spanish soprano and actress (b. 1895)

Deaths84 years ago

1940 - Sir John Gilmour, 2nd Baronet Scottish soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland (b. 1876)

Deaths80 years ago

1943 - Jan Bytnar, Polish lieutenant; WWII resistance fighter (b. 1921)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski, Polish sergeant; WWII resistance fighter (b. 1920)

Deaths77 years ago

1945 - Béla Balogh, Hungarian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1885)

Deaths75 years ago

1949 - Friedrich Bergius, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)

Deaths71 years ago

1949 - Dattaram Hindlekar, Indian cricketer (b. 1909)

Deaths71 years ago

1950 - Léon Blum, French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1872)

Deaths70 years ago

1952 - Jigme Wangchuck, Bhutanese king (b. 1905)

Deaths68 years ago

1955 - Harl McDonald, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1899)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - Edmund Clerihew Bentley, English author and poet (b. 1875)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Daniil Andreyev, Russian mystic and poet (b. 1906)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - John Auden, English solicitor, deputy coroner and a territorial soldier (b. 1894)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Riccardo Zanella, Italian politician (b. 1875)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Joseph Haas, German composer and educator (b. 1879)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Philibert Jacques Melotte, English astronomer (b. 1880)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Aleksandr Gauk, Russian conductor and composer (b. 1893)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Nella Larsen, American nurse and author (b. 1891)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Philip Showalter Hench, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Newbold Morris, American lawyer and politician (b. 1902)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator (b. 1870)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - Erwin Piscator, German director and producer (b. 1893)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Frank Thorpe, Australian public servant (b. 1885)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Jean Toomer, American poet and novelist (b. 1894)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - Lucien Bianchi, Belgian racing driver (b. 1934)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Heinrich Brüning, German economist and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1885)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Mahir Çayan, Turkish politician (b. 1946)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator (b. 1890)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish pilot and politician (b. 1903)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Yves Giraud-Cabantous, French racing driver (b. 1904)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Peter Bamm, German journalist and author (b. 1897)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - Levko Revutsky, Ukrainian composer and educator (b. 1889)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - George Paine, English cricketer and coach (b. 1908)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Memduh Tağmaç, Turkish general (b. 1904)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Airey Neave, English colonel, lawyer, and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (b. 1916)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Ray Ventura, French pianist and bandleader (b. 1908)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - DeWitt Wallace, American publisher, co-founded Reader's Digest (b. 1889)

Deaths39 years ago

1984 - Karl Rahner, German-Austrian priest and theologian (b. 1904)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Harold Peary, American actor and singer (b. 1908)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - James Cagney, American actor and dancer (b. 1899)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - John Ciardi, American poet and etymologist (b. 1916)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Edgar Faure, French historian and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1908)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Harry Bridges, Australian-born American activist and trade union leader (b. 1901)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Manolis Andronikos, Greek archaeologist and academic (b. 1919)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - S. M. Pandit, Indian painter (b. 1916)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Richard Diebenkorn, American painter (b. 1922)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Rozelle Claxton, American pianist (b. 1913)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Tony Lock, English-Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1929)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Paul A. Rothchild, American record producer (b. 1935)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Hugh Falkus, English pilot and author (b. 1917)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Ryoei Saito, Japanese businessman (b. 1916)

Deaths24 years ago

2000 - Rudolf Kirchschläger, Austrian judge and politician, 8th President of Austria (b. 1915)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother of the United Kingdom (b. 1900)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Anand Bakshi, Indian poet and lyricist (b. 1930)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Michael Jeter, American actor (b. 1952)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Valentin Pavlov, Russian banker and politician, 11th Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (b. 1937)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Alistair Cooke, English-American journalist and author (b. 1908)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Hubert Gregg, English actor and director (b. 1914)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Michael King, New Zealand historian and author (b. 1945)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Timi Yuro, American singer and songwriter (b. 1940)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Robert Creeley, American novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 1926)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Milton Green, American hurdler and soldier (b. 1913)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Fred Korematsu, American political activist (b. 1919)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and illustrator (b. 1930)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Mitch Hedberg, American stand-up comedian (b. 1968)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Red Hickey, American football player and coach (b. 1917)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - John McGahern, Irish author and educator (b. 1934)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - John Roberts, Canadian political scientist, academic, and politician, 46th Secretary of State for Canada (b. 1933)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Roland Fraïssé, French mathematical logician (b. 1920)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - David Leslie, Scottish racing driver (b. 1953)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Richard Lloyd, English racing driver (b. 1945)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Dith Pran, Cambodian-American photographer and journalist (b. 1942)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-American educator (b. 1930)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Morris R. Jeppson, American lieutenant and physicist (b. 1922)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Martin Sandberger, German SS officer (b. 1911)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Janet Anderson Perkin, Canadian baseball player and curler (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Aquila Berlas Kiani, Indian-Canadian sociologist and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Francesco Mancini, Italian footballer and coach (b. 1968)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Granville Semmes, American businessman, founded 1-800-Flowers (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Leonid Shebarshin, Russian KGB officer (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Daniel Hoffman, American poet and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bobby Parks, American basketball player and coach (b. 1962)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Phil Ramone, South African-American songwriter and producer, co-founded A & R Recording (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Edith Schaeffer, Chinese-Swiss religious leader and author, co-founded L'Abri (b. 1914)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bob Turley, American baseball player and coach (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Ray Hutchison, American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Kate O'Mara, English actress (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Helmut Dietl, German director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Roger Slifer, American author, illustrator, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1954)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Dutch astronomer and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2018 - Bill Maynard, English actor (b. 1928)

Deaths2 years ago

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