Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Store Bededag or General Prayer Day can fall, while May 13 is the latest; observed on the 4th Friday after Easter. (Denmark)

Holidays and observances

Evacuation Day (Syria), celebrates the recognition of the independence of Syria from France in 1946.

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


1080 - Harald III of Denmark dies and is succeeded by Canute IV, who would later be the first Dane to be canonized.

Events940 years ago

1349 - The rule of the Bavand dynasty in Mazandaran is brought to an end by the murder of Hasan II.

Events671 years ago
Events658 years ago

1492 - Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for his voyage to Asia to acquire spices.

Events528 years ago

1521 - Trial of Martin Luther over his teachings begins during the assembly of the Diet of Worms. Initially intimidated, he asks for time to reflect before answering and is given a stay of one day.

Events499 years ago

1524 - Giovanni da Verrazzano reaches New York harbor.

Events496 years ago

1797 - Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, in what would be one of the largest invasions of the Spanish territories in the Americas.

Events223 years ago

1797 - Citizens of Verona begin an unsuccessful eight-day rebellion against the French occupying forces.

Events223 years ago

1861 - The state of Virginia's secession convention votes to secede from the United States, later becoming the eighth state to join the Confederate States of America.

Events159 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Grierson's Raid begins: Troops under Union Army Colonel Benjamin Grierson attack central Mississippi.

Events157 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: The Battle of Plymouth begins: Confederate forces attack Plymouth, North Carolina.

Events156 years ago

1869 - President Benito Juarez declares Morelos a state of Mexico.

Events151 years ago

1876 - Catalpa rescue: The rescue of six Fenian prisoners from Fremantle Prison in Western Australia.

Events144 years ago

1895 - The Treaty of Shimonoseki between China and Japan is signed. This marks the end of the First Sino-Japanese War, and the defeated Qing Empire is forced to renounce its claims on Korea and to concede the southern portion of the Fengtien province, Taiwan and the Pescadores Islands to Japan.

Events125 years ago

1907 - The Ellis Island immigration center processes 11,747 people, more than on any other day.

Events113 years ago

1912 - Russian troops open fire on striking goldfield workers in northeast Siberia, killing at least 150.

Events108 years ago
Events79 years ago

1942 - French prisoner of war General Henri Giraud escapes from his castle prison in Königstein Fortress.

Events78 years ago

1944 - Forces of the Communist-controlled Greek People's Liberation Army attack the smaller National and Social Liberation resistance group, which surrenders. Its leader Dimitrios Psarros is murdered.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: Montese, Italy, is liberated from Nazi forces.

Events75 years ago

1946 - The last French troops are withdrawn from Syria.

Events74 years ago

1949 - At midnight 26 Irish counties officially leave the British Commonwealth. A 21-gun salute on O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, ushers in the Republic of Ireland.

Events71 years ago

1951 - The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park.

Events69 years ago

1961 - Bay of Pigs Invasion: A group of Cuban exiles financed and trained by the CIA lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro.

Events59 years ago

1969 - Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.

Events51 years ago
Events51 years ago

1970 - Apollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely.

Events50 years ago

1971 - The People's Republic of Bangladesh is formed.

Events49 years ago

1975 - The Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender.

Events45 years ago

1978 - Mir Akbar Khyber is assassinated, provoking a communist coup d'état in Afghanistan.

Events42 years ago
Events38 years ago

2006 - A Palestinian suicide bomber detonates an explosive device in a Tel Aviv restaurant, killing 11 people and injuring 70.

Events14 years ago

2013 - An explosion at a fertilizer plant in the city of West, Texas, kills 15 people and injures 160 others.

Events7 years ago

2014 - NASA's Kepler space telescope confirms the discovery of the first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star.

Events6 years ago

2019 - A tourist bus overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira, killing 29 passengers mostly German tourists.

Events1 years ago


44 - Pope Evaristus (d. 107)


1277 - Michael IX Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1320)

Births743 years ago

1455 - Andrea Gritti, Doge of Venice (d. 1538)

Births565 years ago

1497 - Pedro de Valdivia, Spanish conquistador, conquered northern Chile (d. 1553)

Births523 years ago
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1586 - John Ford, English poet and playwright (d. 1639)

Births434 years ago

1598 - Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Italian priest and astronomer (d. 1671)

Births422 years ago

1620 - Marguerite Bourgeoys, French-Canadian nun and saint, founded the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal (d. 1700)

Births400 years ago

1635 - Edward Stillingfleet, British theologian and scholar (d. 1699)

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1683 - Johann David Heinichen, German composer and theorist (d. 1729)

Births337 years ago

1710 - Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, Scottish politician (d. 1767)

Births310 years ago

1734 - Taksin, King of Thailand (d. 1782)

Births286 years ago

1741 - Samuel Chase, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1811)

Births279 years ago

1750 - François de Neufchâteau, French academic and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 1828)

Births270 years ago

1756 - Dheeran Chinnamalai, Indian commander (d. 1805)

Births264 years ago

1766 - Collin McKinney, American surveyor, merchant, and politician (d. 1861)

Births254 years ago

1794 - Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist and explorer (d. 1868)

Births226 years ago

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

Births222 years ago

1814 - Josif Pančić, Serbian botanist and academic (d. 1888)

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1816 - Thomas Hazlehurst, English architect and philanthropist (d. 1876)

Births204 years ago

1820 - Alexander Cartwright, American firefighter and inventor of baseball (d. 1892)

Births200 years ago

1833 - Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1900)

Births187 years ago

1837 - J. P. Morgan, American banker and financier, founded J.P. Morgan & Co. (d. 1913)

Births183 years ago

1842 - Maurice Rouvier, French businessman and politician, 53rd Prime Minister of France (d. 1911)

Births178 years ago

1849 - William R. Day, American jurist and politician, 36th United States Secretary of State (d. 1923)

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1852 - Cap Anson, American baseball player and manager (d. 1922)

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1863 - Augustus Edward Hough Love, English mathematician and theorist (d. 1940)

Births157 years ago

1865 - Ursula Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian nun and saint, founded the Congregation of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus (d. 1939)

Births155 years ago

1866 - Ernest Starling, English physiologist and academic (d. 1927)

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1875 - Aleksander Tõnisson, Estonian general and politician, 5th Estonian Minister of War (d. 1941)

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1877 - Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat (d. 1949)

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1878 - Emil Fuchs, German-American lawyer and businessman (d. 1961)

Births142 years ago

1878 - Demetrios Petrokokkinos, Greek tennis player (d. 1942)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Henri Tauzin, French hurdler (d. 1918)

Births141 years ago

1882 - Artur Schnabel, Jewish-Polish pianist and composer (d. 1951)

Births138 years ago

1888 - Herms Niel, German soldier, trombonist, and composer (d. 1954)

Births132 years ago

1891 - George Adamski, Polish-American ufologist and author (d. 1965)

Births129 years ago

1895 - Robert Dean Frisbie, American soldier and author (d. 1948)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Señor Wences, Spanish-American ventriloquist (d. 1999)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian philosopher and educator (d. 1981)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Thornton Wilder, American novelist and playwright (d. 1975)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Edouard Wyss-Dunant, Swiss physician and mountaineer (d. 1983)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Aleksander Klumberg, Estonian decathlete and coach (d. 1958)

Births121 years ago

1903 - Nicolas Nabokov, Russian-American composer and educator (d. 1978)

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1903 - Gregor Piatigorsky, Ukrainian-American cellist and educator (d. 1976)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Morgan Taylor, American hurdler and coach (d. 1975)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Louis Jean Heydt, American journalist and actor (d. 1960)

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1905 - Arthur Lake, American actor (d. 1987)

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1906 - Sidney Garfield, American physician, co-founded Kaiser Permanente (d. 1984)

Births114 years ago

1909 - Alain Poher, French politician, President of France (d. 1996)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Evangelos Averoff, Greek historian and politician, Greek Minister of Defence (d. 1990)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter and producer (d. 1999)

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1910 - Helenio Herrera, French footballer and manager (d. 1997)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Hervé Bazin, French author and poet (d. 1996)

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1911 - Lester Rodney, American soldier and journalist (d. 2009)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Marta Eggerth, Jewish-Hungarian-American actress and singer (d. 2013)

Births108 years ago

1914 - George Davis, American art director (d. 1984)

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1914 - Mac Raboy, American illustrator (d. 1967)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Martin Clemens, Scottish soldier (d. 2009)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Joe Foss, American general and politician, 20th Governor of South Dakota (d. 2003)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Regina Ghazaryan, Armenian painter (d. 1999)

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1916 - A. Thiagarajah, Sri Lankan educator and politician (d. 1981)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Sirimavo Bandaranaike , Prime Minister of Sri Lanka , world's first female prime minister (d.2000)

Births104 years ago

1918 - William Holden, American actor (d. 1981)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Gilles Lamontagne, Canadian lieutenant and politician, 24th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 2016)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Chavela Vargas, Costa Rican-Mexican singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2012)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Edmonde Charles-Roux, French journalist and author (d. 2016)

Births100 years ago

1923 - Lindsay Anderson, English actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Solly Hemus, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2017)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Neville McNamara, Australian air marshal (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Gianni Raimondi, Italian lyric tenor (d. 2008)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Harry Reasoner, American soldier and journalist (d. 1991)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Kenneth Norman Jones, Australian public servant

Births96 years ago

1924 - Donald Richie, American-Japanese author and critic (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1925 - René Moawad, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 13th President of Lebanon (d. 1989)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Joan Lorring, British actress (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (d. 2004)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Margot Honecker, East German politician and First Lady (d. 2016)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Victor Lownes, American businessman (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Cynthia Ozick, American short story writer, novelist, and essayist

Births92 years ago

1928 - Heinz Putzl, Austrian fencer

Births92 years ago

1928 - Fabien Roy, Canadian accountant and politician

Births92 years ago

1929 - James Last, German-American bassist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Chris Barber, English trombonist and bandleader

Births90 years ago

1931 - John Barrett, English tennis player and sportscaster

Births89 years ago

1931 - Malcolm Browne, American journalist and photographer (d. 2012)

Births89 years ago

1934 - Don Kirshner, American songwriter and producer (d. 2011)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Peter Morris, Australian-English surgeon and academic

Births86 years ago

1935 - Bud Paxson, American broadcaster, founded Home Shopping Network and Pax TV (d. 2015)

Births85 years ago

1937 - Ronald Hamowy, Canadian historian and academic (d. 2012)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Ferdinand Piëch, Austrian-German engineer and businessman

Births83 years ago

1938 - Ben Barnes, American businessman and politician, 36th Lieutenant Governor of Texas

Births82 years ago

1938 - Doug Lewis, Canadian lawyer and politician, 41st Canadian Minister of Justice

Births82 years ago

1938 - Ronald H. Miller, American theologian, author, and academic (d. 2011)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Kerry Wendell Thornley, American theorist and author (d. 1988)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Robert Miller, American art dealer (d. 2011)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Eric Dancer, English businessman and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Devon

Births80 years ago

1940 - Billy Fury, English singer-songwriter (d. 1983)

Births80 years ago

1940 - John McCririck, English journalist

Births80 years ago

1940 - Chuck Menville, American animator and screenwriter (d. 1992)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Anja Silja, German soprano and actress

Births80 years ago

1940 - Agostino Vallini, Italian cardinal and vicar general of Rome

Births80 years ago

1941 - Lagle Parek, Estonian architect and politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior

Births79 years ago

1942 - Buster Williams, American jazz bassist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Richard Allen Epstein, American lawyer, author, and academic

Births77 years ago

1946 - Clare Francis, English sailor and author

Births74 years ago

1947 - Nigel Emslie, Lord Emslie, Scottish lawyer and judge

Births73 years ago

1947 - Richard Field, English lawyer and judge

Births73 years ago

1947 - Sherrie Levine, American photographer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Tsutomu Wakamatsu, Japanese baseball player, coach, and manager

Births73 years ago

1948 - Jan Hammer, Czech pianist, composer, and producer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Alice Harden, American educator and politician (d. 2012)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Pekka Vasala, Finnish runner

Births72 years ago

1951 - Olivia Hussey, Argentinian-English actress

Births69 years ago

1951 - Börje Salming, Swedish ice hockey player and businessman

Births69 years ago

1952 - Joe Alaskey, American voice actor (d. 2016)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Pierre Guité, Canadian ice hockey player

Births68 years ago

1952 - John McColl, English general and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey

Births68 years ago

1952 - Željko Ražnatović, Serbian commander (d. 2000)

Births68 years ago

1952 - John Robertson, Scottish businessman and politician

Births68 years ago

1954 - Riccardo Patrese, Italian race car driver

Births66 years ago

1954 - Roddy Piper, Canadian professional wrestler and actor (d. 2015)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Michael Sembello, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births66 years ago

1955 - Todd Lickliter, American basketball player and coach

Births65 years ago

1955 - Pete Shelley, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Mike Stroud, English physician and explorer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Colin Tyre, Lord Tyre, Scottish lawyer and judge

Births64 years ago

1957 - Teri Austin, Canadian actress

Births63 years ago

1957 - Afrika Bambaataa, American disc jockey

Births63 years ago

1957 - Nick Hornby, English novelist, essayist, lyricist, and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Julia Macur, English lawyer and judge

Births63 years ago

1957 - Frank McDonough, British historian

Births63 years ago

1958 - Laslo Babits, Canadian javelin thrower (d. 2013)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Sean Bean, English actor

Births61 years ago

1959 - Jimmy Mann, Canadian ice hockey player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Li Meisu, Chinese shot putter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Vladimir Polyakov, Russian pole vaulter

Births60 years ago

1961 - Frank J. Christensen, American labor union leader

Births59 years ago

1961 - Norman Cowans, Jamaican-English cricketer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Boomer Esiason, American football player and sportscaster

Births59 years ago

1961 - Bella Freud, English fashion designer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Paul Nicholls, English jockey and trainer

Births58 years ago

1964 - Ken Daneyko, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1964 - Maynard James Keenan, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Rachel Notley, Canadian politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Lela Rochon, American actress

Births56 years ago

1966 - Vikram, Indian actor and singer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Kimberly Elise, American actress

Births53 years ago

1967 - Marquis Grissom, American baseball player and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - Ian Jones, New Zealand rugby player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Barnaby Joyce, Australian politician, 17th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

Births53 years ago

1967 - Liz Phair, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1968 - Julie Fagerholt, Danish fashion designer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Phil Henderson, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Eric Lamaze, Canadian jockey

Births52 years ago

1968 - Roger Twose, New Zealand cricketer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Richie Woodhall, English boxer and trainer

Births52 years ago

1970 - Redman, American rapper, producer, and actor

Births50 years ago

1971 - Claire Sweeney, English actress

Births49 years ago

1972 - Gary Bennett, American baseball player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Tony Boselli, American football player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jennifer Garner, American actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Yuichi Nishimura, Japanese footballer and referee

Births48 years ago

1972 - Terran Sandwith, Canadian ice hockey player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Katrin Koov, Estonian architect

Births47 years ago

1973 - Brett Maher, Australian basketball player and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1973 - Theo Ratliff, American basketball player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Mikael Åkerfeldt, Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Victoria Beckham, English singer and fashion designer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Heidi Alexander, English politician

Births45 years ago

1975 - Travis Roy, American ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Maurice Wignall, Jamaican hurdler and long jumper

Births44 years ago

1977 - Chad Hedrick, American speed skater

Births43 years ago

1977 - Phil Jamieson, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Frederik Magle, Danish composer, organist, and pianist

Births43 years ago
Births42 years ago

1978 - Lindsay Hartley, American actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jason White, Scottish rugby player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Eric Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Marija Šestak, Serbian-Slovenian triple jumper

Births41 years ago

1980 - Fabián Vargas, Colombian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Curtis Woodhouse, English footballer, boxer, and manager

Births40 years ago

1981 - Jenny Meadows, English runner

Births39 years ago

1981 - Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer-songwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ryan Raburn, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Chris Thompson, English runner

Births39 years ago

1981 - Zhang Yaokun, Chinese footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Brad Boyes, Canadian ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Chuck Kobasew, Canadian ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Stanislav Chistov, Russian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Roberto Jiménez, Peruvian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Andrea Marcato, Italian rugby player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Pablo Sebastián Álvarez, Argentinian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jed Lowrie, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Raffaele Palladino, Italian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Rooney Mara, American actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Luke Mitchell, Australian actor and model

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, French tennis player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Romain Grosjean, French race car driver

Births34 years ago

1988 - Takahiro Moriuchi, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births32 years ago

1989 - Paraskevi Papachristou, Greek triple jumper

Births31 years ago

1989 - Avi Kaplan, singer and songwriter

Births31 years ago

1990 - Jonathan Brown, Welsh footballer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Lachlan Maranta, Australian rugby league footballer

Births28 years ago

1994 - Alanna Goldie, Canadian fencer

Births26 years ago

1996 - Lorna Fitzgerald, British actress

Births24 years ago


485 - Proclus, Greek mathematician and philosopher (b. 412)


617 - Donnán of Eigg, Irish priest and saint


648 - Xiao, empress of the Sui Dynasty


744 - Al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph (b. 706)


818 - Bernard of Italy, Frankish king (b. 797)


1071 - Manuel Komnenos, Byzantine military commander (b. c. 1045)

Deaths949 years ago
Deaths940 years ago

1111 - Robert of Molesme, Christian saint and abbot (b. 1027)

Deaths909 years ago

1298 - Árni Þorláksson, Icelandic bishop (b. 1237)

Deaths722 years ago
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1331 - Robert de Vere, 6th Earl of Oxford, English nobleman (b. 1257)

Deaths689 years ago
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Deaths481 years ago

1574 - Joachim Camerarius, German scholar and translator (b. 1500)

Deaths446 years ago

1669 - Antonio Bertali, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1605)

Deaths351 years ago

1680 - Kateri Tekakwitha, Mohawk-born Native American saint (b. 1656)

Deaths340 years ago

1695 - Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexican poet and scholar (b. 1651)

Deaths325 years ago
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Deaths309 years ago

1713 - David Hollatz, Polish pastor and theologian (b. 1648)

Deaths307 years ago

1764 - Johann Mattheson, German lexicographer and composer (b. 1681)

Deaths256 years ago

1790 - Benjamin Franklin, American inventor, publisher, and politician, 6th President of Pennsylvania (b. 1706)

Deaths230 years ago

1799 - Richard Jupp, English surveyor and architect (b. 1728)

Deaths221 years ago

1840 - Hannah Webster Foster, American journalist and author (b. 1758)

Deaths180 years ago

1843 - Samuel Morey, American engineer (b. 1762)

Deaths177 years ago

1882 - George Jennings, English engineer and plumber, invented the Flush toilet (b. 1810)

Deaths138 years ago

1888 - E. G. Squier, American archaeologist and journalist (b. 1821)

Deaths132 years ago

1892 - Alexander Mackenzie, Scottish-Canadian journalist and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1822)

Deaths128 years ago

1921 - Manwel Dimech, Maltese journalist, author, and philosopher (b. 1860)

Deaths99 years ago

1923 - Laurence Ginnell, Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1852)

Deaths97 years ago

1930 - Alexander Golovin, Russian painter and stage designer (b. 1863)

Deaths90 years ago

1933 - Kote Marjanishvili, Georgian director and playwright (b. 1872)

Deaths87 years ago

1936 - Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck, Dutch lawyer and politician, 28th Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1873)

Deaths84 years ago

1942 - Jean Baptiste Perrin, French-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - J. T. Hearne, English cricketer and coach (b. 1867)

Deaths76 years ago

1944 - Dimitrios Psarros, Greek lieutenant, founded the National and Social Liberation (b. 1893)

Deaths76 years ago

1946 - Juan Bautista Sacasa, Nicaraguan medical doctor, politician and 20th President of Nicaragua (b. 1874)

Deaths74 years ago

1948 - Suzuki Kantarō, Japanese admiral and politician, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1868)

Deaths72 years ago

1954 - Lucrețiu Pătrășcanu, Romanian lawyer and politician, Romanian Minister of Justice (b. 1900)

Deaths66 years ago

1960 - Eddie Cochran, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1938)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Elda Anderson, American physicist and health researcher (b. 1899)

Deaths59 years ago

1967 - Red Allen, American singer and trumpet player (b. 1908)

Deaths53 years ago

1975 - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and politician, 2nd President of India (b. 1888)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - William Conway, Irish cardinal (b. 1913)

Deaths43 years ago

1983 - Felix Pappalardi, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (b. 1939)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Claude Provost, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1933)

Deaths36 years ago

1987 - Cecil Harmsworth King, English publisher (b. 1901)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Dick Shawn, American actor (b. 1923)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Louise Nevelson, Ukrainian-American sculptor and educator (b. 1900)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Ralph Abernathy, American minister and activist (b. 1936)

Deaths30 years ago

1993 - Turgut Özal, Turkish engineer and politician, 8th president of Turkey (b. 1927)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Roger Wolcott Sperry, American psychologist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Frank E. Resnik, American sergeant and businessman (b. 1928)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Piet Hein, Danish poet and mathematician (b. 1905)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Chaim Herzog, Israeli general, lawyer, and politician, 6th President of Israel (b. 1918)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Linda McCartney, American photographer, activist, and musician (b. 1941)

Deaths22 years ago

2003 - Robert Atkins, American physician and cardiologist, created the Atkins diet (b. 1930)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - H. B. Bailey, American race car driver (b. 1936)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - John Paul Getty, Jr., American-English philanthropist (b. 1932)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Earl King, American blues singer, guitarist and songwriter (b. 1934)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Yiannis Latsis, Greek businessman (b. 1910)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Edmond Pidoux, Swiss author and poet (b. 1908)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Jean Bernard, French physician and haematologist (b. 1907)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Scott Brazil, American director and producer (b. 1955)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Henderson Forsythe, American actor (b. 1917)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Kitty Carlisle, American actress, singer, socialite and game show panelist (b. 1910)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Aimé Césaire, Caribbean-French poet and politician (b. 1913)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Danny Federici, American organist and accordion player (b. 1950)

Deaths12 years ago

2011 - Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian pianist and composer (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (b. 1940)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Robert Vickrey, American artist and author (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Leila Berg, English journalist and author (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - J. Quinn Brisben, American educator and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

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

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Nityananda Mohapatra, Indian journalist, poet, and politician (b. 1912)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jonathan V. Plaut, American rabbi and author (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Stanley Rogers Resor, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 9th United States Secretary of the Army (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Carlos Graça, São Toméan politician, Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bi Kidude, Tanzanian Taarab singer (b. ≈1910)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Yngve Moe, Norwegian bass player and songwriter (b. 1957)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - V. S. Ramadevi, Indian politician, 13th Governor of Karnataka (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Bernat Klein, Serbian-Scottish fashion designer and painter (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Wojciech Leśnikowski, Polish–American architect and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Karpal Singh, Malaysian lawyer and politician (b. 1940)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Robert P. Griffin, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Scotty Probasco, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jeremiah J. Rodell, American general (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - A. Alfred Taubman, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Doris Roberts, American actress (b. 1925)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Barbara Bush, former First Lady of the United States (b. 1925)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Carl Kasell, American radio personality (b. 1934)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Alan García, former President of Peru (b. 1949)

Deaths1 years ago

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