Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

World Autism Awareness Day (International)

Holidays and observances

Events

1513 - Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now the United States state of Florida.

Events507 years ago

1755 - Commodore William James captures the Maratha fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.

Events265 years ago

1792 - The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.

Events228 years ago

1800 - Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna.

Events220 years ago

1800 - The Treaty of Constantinople establishes the Septinsular Republic, the first autonomous Greek state since the Fall of the Byzantine Empire.

Events220 years ago

1801 - French Revolutionary Wars: The British capture the Danish fleet.

Events219 years ago

1851 - Rama IV is crowned King of Thailand.

Events169 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: The largest in a series of Southern bread riots occurs in Richmond, Virginia.

Events157 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: Defeat at the Third Battle of Petersburg forces the Army of Northern Virginia and the Confederate government to abandon Richmond, Virginia.

Events155 years ago

1885 - Canadian Cree warriors attack the village of Frog Lake, killing nine.

Events135 years ago

1900 - The United States Congress passes the Foraker Act, giving Puerto Rico limited self-rule.

Events120 years ago
Events118 years ago

1902 - "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles.

Events118 years ago

1911 - The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts the country's first national census.

Events109 years ago

1912 - The ill-fated RMS Titanic begins sea trials.

Events108 years ago

1917 - World War I: United States President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.

Events103 years ago

1921 - The Autonomous Government of Khorasan, a military government encompassing the modern state of Iran, is established.

Events99 years ago

1930 - After the mysterious death of Empress Zewditu, Haile Selassie is proclaimed emperor of Ethiopia.

Events90 years ago

1956 - As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiere on CBS. The two soaps become the first daytime dramas to debut in the 30-minute format.

Events64 years ago

1972 - Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s.

Events48 years ago

1973 - Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service.

Events47 years ago

1975 - Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from Quảng Ngãi Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.

Events45 years ago

1976 - Prince Norodom Sihanouk resigns as leader of Cambodia and is placed under house arrest.

Events44 years ago

1979 - A Soviet bio-warfare laboratory at Sverdlovsk accidentally releases airborne anthrax spores, killing 66 plus an unknown amount of livestock.

Events41 years ago

1980 - United States President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act.

Events40 years ago

1986 - Alabama governor George Wallace, a former segregationist, best known for the "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door", announces that he will not seek a fifth four-year term and will retire from public life upon the end of his term in January 1987.

Events34 years ago

1989 - Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba, to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations.

Events31 years ago

1989 - ASUS corporation was founded.

Events31 years ago

1991 - Rita Johnston becomes the first female Premier of a Canadian province when she succeeds William Vander Zalm (who had resigned) as Premier of British Columbia.

Events29 years ago

1992 - In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.

Events28 years ago

1992 - Forty-two civilians were massacred in the town of Bijeljina in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Events28 years ago

2002 - Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated.

Events18 years ago

2004 - Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid; the attack is thwarted.

Events16 years ago

2006 - Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; Tennessee is hardest hit with 29 people killed.

Events14 years ago

2012 - A mass shooting at Oikos University in California leaves seven people dead and three injured.

Events8 years ago

2014 - A spree shooting occurs at the Fort Hood army base in Texas, with four dead, including the gunman, and 16 others injured.

Events6 years ago

2015 - Gunmen attack Garissa University College in Kenya, killing at least 148 people and wounding 79 others.

Events5 years ago

2015 - Four men steal items worth up to £200 million from an underground safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden area in what has been called the "largest burglary in English legal history."

Events5 years ago

Births

742 - Charlemagne, Frankish king (d. 814)

Births

1473 - John Corvinus, Hungarian noble (d. 1504)

Births547 years ago
Births475 years ago

1565 - Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599)

Births455 years ago

1586 - Pietro Della Valle, Italian traveler (d. 1652)

Births434 years ago

1602 - Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, Franciscan abbess (d. 1665)

Births418 years ago

1618 - Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (d. 1663)

Births402 years ago

1647 - Maria Sibylla Merian, German-Dutch botanist and illustrator (d. 1717)

Births373 years ago
Births367 years ago

1696 - Francesca Cuzzoni, Italian operatic soprano (d. 1778)

Births324 years ago

1719 - Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, German poet (d. 1803)

Births301 years ago

1725 - Giacomo Casanova, Italian explorer and author (d. 1798)

Births295 years ago

1788 - Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet and author (d. 1862)

Births232 years ago

1788 - Wilhelmine Reichard, German balloonist (d. 1848)

Births232 years ago

1789 - Lucio Norberto Mansilla, Argentinian general and politician (d. 1871)

Births231 years ago

1792 - Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombian general and politician, 4th President of the Republic of the New Granada (d. 1840)

Births228 years ago

1798 - August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet and academic (d. 1874)

Births222 years ago

1805 - Hans Christian Andersen, Danish novelist, short story writer, and poet (d. 1875)

Births215 years ago

1814 - Henry L. Benning, American general and judge (d. 1875)

Births206 years ago

1814 - Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor (d. 1879)

Births206 years ago

1827 - William Holman Hunt, English soldier and painter (d. 1910)

Births193 years ago

1835 - Jacob Nash Victor, American engineer (d. 1907)

Births185 years ago

1838 - Léon Gambetta, French lawyer and politician, 45th Prime Minister of France (d. 1882)

Births182 years ago

1840 - Émile Zola, French novelist, playwright, journalist (d. 1902)

Births180 years ago

1841 - Clément Ader, French engineer, designed the Ader Avion III (d. 1926)

Births179 years ago

1842 - Dominic Savio, Italian Catholic saint, adolescent student of Saint John Bosco (d. 1857)

Births178 years ago

1861 - Iván Persa, Slovenian priest and author (d. 1935)

Births159 years ago

1862 - Nicholas Murray Butler, American philosopher and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)

Births158 years ago

1869 - Hughie Jennings, American baseball player and manager (d. 1928)

Births151 years ago

1875 - Walter Chrysler, American businessman, founded Chrysler (d. 1940)

Births145 years ago

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

Births145 years ago

1884 - J. C. Squire, English poet, author, and historian (d. 1958)

Births136 years ago

1891 - Jack Buchanan, Scottish entertainer (d. 1957)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Max Ernst, German painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 1976)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Tristão de Bragança Cunha, Indian nationalist and anti-colonial activist from Goa (d. 1958)

Births129 years ago

1896 - Johnny Golden, American golfer (d. 1936)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Indian poet, actor and politician (d. 1990)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Chiungtze C. Tsen, Chinese mathematician (d. 1940)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Roberto Arlt, Argentinian journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1942)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Anis Fuleihan, Cypriot-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1970)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Alfred Strange, English footballer (d. 1978)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Jan Tschichold, German-Swiss graphic designer and typographer (d. 1974)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Lionel Chevrier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Canadian Minister of Justice (d. 1987)

Births117 years ago

1906 - Alphonse-Marie Parent, Canadian priest and educator (d. 1970)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Harald Andersson, American-Swedish discus thrower (d. 1985)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Luke Appling, American baseball player and manager (d. 1991)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Buddy Ebsen, American actor and dancer (d. 2003)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Paul Triquet, Canadian general, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1980)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Chico Xavier, Brazilian spiritual medium (d. 2002)

Births110 years ago

1914 - Alec Guinness, English actor (d. 2000)

Births106 years ago

1919 - Delfo Cabrera, Argentinian runner and soldier (d. 1981)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Gerald Bouey, Canadian lieutenant and civil servant (d. 2004)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Jack Stokes, English animator and director (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Jack Webb, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)

Births100 years ago

1922 - John C. Whitehead, American banker and politician, 9th United States Deputy Secretary of State (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Gloria Henry, American actress

Births97 years ago

1923 - Johnny Paton, Scottish footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1923 - G. Spencer-Brown, English mathematician, psychologist, and author (d. 2016)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Bobby Ávila, Mexican baseball player (d. 2004)

Births96 years ago

1925 - George MacDonald Fraser, Scottish author and screenwriter (d. 2008)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Hans Rosenthal, German radio and television host (d. 1987)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Rudra Rajasingham, Sri Lankan police officer and diplomat (d. 2006)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Carmen Basilio, American boxer and soldier (d. 2012)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Howard Callaway, American soldier and politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Army (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

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

Births93 years ago

1927 - Billy Pierce, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Kenneth Tynan, English author and critic (d. 1980)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Joseph Bernardin, American cardinal (d. 1996)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Serge Gainsbourg, French singer-songwriter, actor, and director (d. 1991)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Roy Masters, English-American radio host

Births92 years ago

1928 - David Robinson, Northern Irish horticulturist and academic (d. 2004)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Ed Dorn, American poet and educator (d. 1999)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Roddy Maude-Roxby, English actor

Births90 years ago

1931 - Vladimir Kuznetsov, Russian javelin thrower (d. 1986)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Edward Egan, American cardinal (d. 2015)

Births88 years ago

1933 - György Konrád, Hungarian sociologist and author

Births87 years ago

1934 - Paul Cohen, American mathematician and theorist (d. 2007)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Brian Glover, English wrestler and actor (d. 1997)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Carl Kasell, American journalist and game show host (d. 2018)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Richard Portman, American sound engineer (d. 2017)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Dovid Shmidel, Austrian-born Israeli rabbi

Births86 years ago

1936 - Shaul Ladany, Serbian-Israeli race walker and engineer

Births84 years ago

1937 - Dick Radatz, American baseball player (d. 2005)

Births83 years ago
Births82 years ago

1938 - Booker Little, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1961)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Al Weis, American baseball player

Births82 years ago

1939 - Marvin Gaye, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Anthony Lake, American academic and diplomat, 18th United States National Security Advisor

Births81 years ago

1939 - Lise Thibault, Canadian journalist and politician, 27th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec

Births81 years ago

1940 - Donald Jackson, Canadian figure skater and coach

Births80 years ago

1940 - Mike Hailwood, English motorcycle racer (d. 1981)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Penelope Keith, English actress

Births80 years ago

1941 - Dr. Demento, American radio host

Births79 years ago

1941 - Sonny Throckmorton, American country singer-songwriter

Births79 years ago

1942 - Leon Russell, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2016)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Roshan Seth, Indian-English actor

Births78 years ago

1943 - Michael Boyce, Baron Boyce, South African-English admiral and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports

Births77 years ago

1943 - Caterina Bueno, Italian singer (d. 2007)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist (d. 2017)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Antonio Sabàto, Sr., Italian actor

Births77 years ago

1944 - Bill Malinchak, American football player

Births76 years ago

1945 - Jürgen Drews, German singer-songwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Guy Fréquelin, French race car driver

Births75 years ago

1945 - Linda Hunt, American actress

Births75 years ago

1945 - Reggie Smith, American baseball player and coach

Births75 years ago

1945 - Don Sutton, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births75 years ago

1945 - Anne Waldman, American poet

Births75 years ago

1946 - Richard Collinge, New Zealand cricketer

Births74 years ago

1946 - David Heyes, English politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Sue Townsend, English author and playwright (d. 2014)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Kurt Winter, Canadian guitarist and songwriter (d. 1997)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Paquita la del Barrio, Mexican singer-songwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Tua Forsström, Finnish writer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Emmylou Harris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Camille Paglia, American author and critic

Births73 years ago

1948 - Roald Als, Danish author and illustrator

Births72 years ago

1948 - Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer (d. 2012)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Daniel Okrent, American journalist and author

Births72 years ago

1948 - Joan D. Vinge, American author

Births72 years ago

1949 - Paul Gambaccini, American-English radio and television host

Births71 years ago

1949 - Bernd Müller, German footballer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Pamela Reed, American actress

Births71 years ago

1949 - David Robinson, American drummer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Lynn Westmoreland, American politician

Births70 years ago

1951 - Ayako Okamoto, Japanese golfer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Lennart Fagerlund, Swedish cyclist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Will Hoy, English race car driver (d. 2002)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Leon Wilkeson, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2001)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Jim Allister, Northern Irish lawyer and politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Rosemary Bryant Mariner, 20th and 21st-century U.S. Navy aviator

Births67 years ago

1953 - Malika Oufkir, Moroccan Berber writer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Debralee Scott, American actress (d. 2005)

Births67 years ago

1953 - James Vance, American author and playwright (d. 2017)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Gregory Abbott, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Donald Petrie, American actor and director

Births66 years ago

1955 - Michael Stone, Northern Irish loyalist paramilitary

Births65 years ago

1957 - Caroline Dean, English biologist and academic

Births63 years ago

1957 - Hank Steinbrenner, American businessman, co-owner of the New York Yankees

Births63 years ago

1958 - Stefano Bettarello, Italian rugby player

Births62 years ago

1958 - Larry Drew, American basketball player and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Gelindo Bordin, Italian runner

Births61 years ago

1959 - David Frankel, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Juha Kankkunen, Finnish race car driver

Births61 years ago

1959 - Yves Lavandier, French director and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Badou Ezzaki, Moroccan footballer and manager

Births61 years ago

1960 - Linford Christie, Jamaican-English sprinter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Brad Jones, Australian race car driver

Births60 years ago

1960 - Pascale Nadeau, Canadian journalist

Births60 years ago

1961 - Buddy Jewell, American singer-songwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Christopher Meloni, American actor

Births59 years ago

1961 - Keren Woodward, English singer-songwriter

Births59 years ago

1962 - Pierre Carles, French director and producer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Billy Dean, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births58 years ago

1962 - Clark Gregg, American actor

Births58 years ago

1963 - Karl Beattie, English director and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mike Gascoyne, English engineer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Pete Incaviglia, American baseball player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Jonathon Sharkey, American wrestler

Births56 years ago

1965 - Rodney King, American victim of police brutality (d. 2012)

Births55 years ago

1966 - Bill Romanowski, American football player and actor

Births54 years ago

1966 - Teddy Sheringham, English footballer and coach

Births54 years ago

1967 - Greg Camp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Phil Demmel, American guitarist and songwriter

Births53 years ago

1969 - Ajay Devgan, Indian actor, director, and producer

Births51 years ago

1971 - Edmundo Alves de Souza Neto, Brazilian footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jason Lewry, English cricketer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Todd Woodbridge, Australian tennis player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1972 - Remo D'Souza, Indian choreographer and dancer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Calvin Davis, American sprinter and hurdler

Births48 years ago

1972 - Zane Lamprey, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Dmitry Lipartov, Russian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Roselyn Sánchez, Puerto Rican-American actress

Births47 years ago

1973 - Aleksejs Semjonovs, Latvian footballer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Tayfun Korkut, Turkish football manager and former player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Randy Livingston, American basketball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski, German rower

Births45 years ago

1976 - Andreas Anastasopoulos, Greek shot putter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Pattie Mallette, Canadian author and film producer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Per Elofsson, Swedish skier

Births43 years ago

1977 - Michael Fassbender, German-Irish actor and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Hanno Pevkur, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Justice

Births43 years ago

1978 - Scott Lynch, American author

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ethan Smith, American actor, director, and producer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Jesse Carmichael, American keyboard player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Avi Benedi, Israeli singer and songwriter

Births40 years ago

1980 - Adam Fleming, Scottish journalist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Gavin Heffernan, Canadian director and screenwriter

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ricky Hendrick, American race car driver (d. 2004)

Births40 years ago

1980 - Wairangi Koopu, New Zealand rugby league player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Carlos Salcido, Mexican footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kapil Sharma, Indian stand-up comedian, television presenter and actor

Births39 years ago

1982 - Marco Amelia, Italian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jeremy Bloom, American football player and skier

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jack Evans, American wrestler

Births38 years ago

1982 - David Ferrer, Spanish tennis player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Yung Joc, American rapper

Births37 years ago

1983 - Maksym Mazuryk, Ukrainian pole vaulter

Births37 years ago

1984 - Engin Atsür, Turkish basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Nóra Barta, Hungarian diver

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jérémy Morel, French footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Thom Evans, Zimbabwean-Scottish rugby player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Stéphane Lambiel, Swiss figure skater

Births35 years ago

1986 - Ibrahim Afellay, Dutch footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Andris Biedriņš, Latvian basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Lee DeWyze, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births34 years ago

1987 - Pablo Aguilar, Paraguayan footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Marc Pugh, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Jesse Plemons, American actor

Births32 years ago

1990 - Yevgeniya Kanayeva, Russian gymnast

Births30 years ago

1990 - Miralem Pjanić, Bosnian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Quavo, American rapper

Births29 years ago

1997 - Dillon Bassett, American racing driver

Births23 years ago

1997 - Abdelhak Nouri, Dutch footballer

Births23 years ago

Deaths

870 - Æbbe the Younger, Frankish abbess

Deaths

872 - Muflih al-Turki, Turkish general

Deaths

968 - Yuan Dezhao, Chinese chancellor (b. 891)

Deaths

991 - Bardas Skleros, Byzantine general

Deaths

1118 - Baldwin I, king of Jerusalem

Deaths902 years ago

1244 - Henrik Harpestræng, Danish botanical and medical author

Deaths776 years ago

1272 - Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, English husband of Sanchia of Provence (b. 1209)

Deaths748 years ago

1335 - Henry of Bohemia (b. 1265)

Deaths685 years ago

1412 - Ruy González de Clavijo, Spanish explorer and author

Deaths608 years ago

1416 - Ferdinand I, king of Aragon (b. 1379)

Deaths604 years ago

1502 - Arthur, prince of Wales (b. 1486)

Deaths518 years ago

1507 - Francis of Paola, Italian friar and saint, founded the Order of the Minims (b. 1416)

Deaths513 years ago

1511 - Bernard VII, Lord of Lippe, German nobleman (b. 1428)

Deaths509 years ago

1640 - Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Polish author and poet (b. 1595)

Deaths380 years ago
Deaths363 years ago

1657 - Jean-Jacques Olier, French priest, founded the Society of Saint-Sulpice (b. 1608)

Deaths363 years ago

1672 - Pedro Calungsod, Filipino missionary and saint (b. 1654)

Deaths348 years ago

1672 - Diego Luis de San Vitores, Spanish Jesuit missionary (b. 1627)

Deaths348 years ago
Deaths300 years ago

1742 - James Douglas, Scottish physician and anatomist (b. 1675)

Deaths278 years ago

1747 - Johann Jacob Dillenius, German-English botanist and mycologist (b. 1684)

Deaths273 years ago

1754 - Thomas Carte, English historian and author (b. 1686)

Deaths266 years ago

1787 - Thomas Gage, English general and politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1719)

Deaths233 years ago

1791 - Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, French journalist and politician (b. 1749)

Deaths229 years ago

1801 - Thomas Dadford, Jr., English engineer (b. 1761)

Deaths219 years ago

1803 - Sir James Montgomery, 1st Baronet, Scottish judge and politician (b. 1721)

Deaths217 years ago

1817 - Johann Heinrich Jung, German author and academic (b. 1740)

Deaths203 years ago

1827 - Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus, German physician and educator (b. 1776)

Deaths193 years ago

1845 - Philip Charles Durham, Scottish admiral and politician (b. 1763)

Deaths175 years ago

1865 - A. P. Hill, American general (b. 1825)

Deaths155 years ago

1872 - Samuel Morse, American painter and academic, invented the Morse code (b. 1791)

Deaths148 years ago

1891 - Albert Pike, American lawyer and general (b. 1809)

Deaths129 years ago

1891 - Ahmed Vefik Pasha, Greek playwright and politician, 249th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1823)

Deaths129 years ago

1894 - Achille Vianelli, Italian painter and academic (b. 1803)

Deaths126 years ago

1896 - Theodore Robinson, American painter and academic (b. 1852)

Deaths124 years ago

1914 - Paul Heyse, German author, poet, and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1830)

Deaths106 years ago

1917 - Bryn Lewis, Welsh international rugby player (b.1891)

Deaths103 years ago

1923 - Topal Osman, Turkish colonel (b. 1883)

Deaths97 years ago

1928 - Theodore William Richards, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)

Deaths92 years ago

1930 - Zewditu I of Ethiopia (b. 1876)

Deaths90 years ago

1933 - Ranjitsinhji, Indian cricketer (b. 1872)

Deaths87 years ago

1936 - Jean Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (b. 1860)

Deaths84 years ago

1942 - Édouard Estaunié, French novelist (b. 1862)

Deaths78 years ago

1948 - Sabahattin Ali, Turkish journalist, author, and poet (b. 1907)

Deaths72 years ago

1953 - Hugo Sperrle, German field marshal (b. 1885)

Deaths67 years ago

1966 - C. S. Forester, English novelist (b. 1899)

Deaths54 years ago

1972 - Franz Halder, German general (b. 1884)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Japanese martial artist and educator (b. 1887)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - Georges Pompidou, French banker and politician, 19th President of France (b. 1911)

Deaths46 years ago

1977 - Walter Wolf, German academic and politician (b. 1907)

Deaths43 years ago

1987 - Buddy Rich, American drummer, songwriter, and bandleader (b. 1917)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Manolis Angelopoulos, Greek singer (b. 1939)

Deaths31 years ago

1992 - Juanito, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1954)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Jan van Aartsen, Dutch politician (b. 1909)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Betty Furness, American actress, consumer advocate, game show panelist, television journalist and television personality (b. 1916)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Marc Fitch, British historian and philanthropist (b. 1908)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Hannes Alfvén, Swedish physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese director and producer (b. 1910)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Rob Pilatus, American-German singer-songwriter (b. 1965)

Deaths22 years ago

2001 - Charles Daudelin, Canadian sculptor and painter (b. 1920)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Levi Celerio, Filipino composer and songwriter (b. 1910)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - John R. Pierce, American engineer and author (b. 1910)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Edwin Starr, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - John Argyris, Greek computer scientist, engineer, and academic (b. 1913)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Lillian O'Donnell, American crime novelist (b. 1926)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Pope John Paul II (b. 1920)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Lloyd Searwar, Guyanese anthologist and diplomat (b. 1925)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Henry L. Giclas, American astronomer and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Yakup Satar, Turkish World War I veteran(b. 1898)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Albert Sanschagrin, Canadian bishop (b. 1911)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Bud Shank, American saxophonist and flute player (b. 1926)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Chris Kanyon, American wrestler (b. 1970)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - John C. Haas, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1918)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Jesús Aguilarte, Venezuelan captain and politician (b. 1959)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Elizabeth Catlett, American-Mexican sculptor and illustrator (b. 1915)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mauricio Lasansky, American graphic designer and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Fred, French author and illustrator (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jesús Franco, Spanish director, screenwriter, producer, and actor (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Milo O'Shea, Irish-American actor (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Glyn Jones, South African actor and screenwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Urs Widmer, Swiss author and playwright (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Manoel de Oliveira, Portuguese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1908)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Robert H. Schuller, American pastor and author (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Steve Stevaert, Belgian businessman and politician, Governor of Limburg (b. 1954)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Gallieno Ferri, Italian comic book artist and illustrator (b. 1929)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Robert Abajyan, Armenian sergeant (b. 1996)

Deaths4 years ago

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