Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Zimbabwe from the United Kingdom in 1980.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

796 - King Æthelred I of Northumbria is murdered in Corbridge by a group led by his ealdormen, Ealdred and Wada. The patrician Osbald is crowned, but abdicates within 27 days.

Events

1506 - The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid.

Events514 years ago

1518 - Bona Sforza is crowned as queen consort of Poland.

Events502 years ago

1521 - Trial of Martin Luther begins its second day during the assembly of the Diet of Worms. He refuses to recant his teachings despite the risk of excommunication.

Events499 years ago

1689 - Bostonians rise up in rebellion against Sir Edmund Andros.

Events331 years ago

1738 - Real Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") is founded in Madrid.

Events282 years ago

1775 - American Revolution: The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and other riders warn the countryside of the troop movements.

Events245 years ago

1783 - Three-Fifths Compromise: the first instance of black slaves in the United States of America being counted as three fifths of persons (for the purpose of taxation), in a resolution of the Congress of the Confederation. This was later adopted in the 1787 Constitution.

Events237 years ago
Events189 years ago

1847 - American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.

Events173 years ago

1857 - "The Spirits Book" by Allan Kardec is published, marking the birth of Spiritualism in France.

Events163 years ago

1864 - Battle of Dybbøl: A Prussian-Austrian army defeats Denmark and gains control of Schleswig. Denmark surrenders the province in the following peace settlement.

Events156 years ago

1897 - The Greco-Turkish War is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.

Events123 years ago
Events121 years ago

1902 - The 7.5 MwGuatemala earthquake shakes Guatemala with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing between 800–2,000.

Events118 years ago

1906 - An earthquake and fire destroy much of San Francisco, California.

Events114 years ago

1909 - Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome.

Events111 years ago

1912 - The Cunard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City.

Events108 years ago

1915 - French pilot Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the German side of the lines during World War I.

Events105 years ago

1923 - Yankee Stadium: "The House that Ruth Built" opens.

Events97 years ago

1925 - The International Amateur Radio Union is formed in Paris.

Events95 years ago

1930 - The British Broadcasting Corporation announced that "there is no news" in their evening report.

Events90 years ago

1939 - Robert Menzies, who became Australia's longest-serving prime minister, is elected as leader of the United Australia Party after the death of Prime Minister Joseph Lyons.

Events81 years ago

1942 - World War II: The Doolittle Raid on Japan: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya are bombed.

Events78 years ago
Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: Operation Vengeance, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.

Events77 years ago

1945 - Over 1,000 bombers attack the small island of Heligoland, Germany.

Events75 years ago

1946 - The International Court of Justice holds its inaugural meeting in The Hague, Netherlands.

Events74 years ago

1949 - The Republic of Ireland Act comes into effect.

Events71 years ago

1949 - The keel for the aircraft carrier USS United States is laid down at Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, construction is canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals.

Events71 years ago

1954 - Gamal Abdel Nasser seizes power in Egypt.

Events66 years ago

1955 - Twenty-nine nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.

Events65 years ago

1980 - The Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country's first President. The Zimbabwean dollar replaces the Rhodesian dollar as the official currency.

Events40 years ago
Events37 years ago

1987 - The New York Islanders defeat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 7 of their Patrick Division Semifinal series.

Events33 years ago

1988 - The United States launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II.

Events32 years ago

1996 - In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces shell the United Nations compound at Qana where more than 800 civilians had taken refuge.

Events24 years ago

1997 - The Red River flood begins and soon overwhelms the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Fire breaks out and spreads in downtown Grand Forks, but high water levels hamper efforts to reach the fire, leading to the destruction of 11 buildings.

Events23 years ago

2007 - A series of bombings, two of them being suicides, occur in Baghdad, killing 198 and injuring 251.

Events13 years ago

2013 - A suicide bombing in a Baghdad cafe kills 27 people and injures another 65.

Events7 years ago

2018 - King Mswati III of Swaziland announces that his country's name will change to Eswatini.

Events2 years ago

2019 - A redacted version of the Mueller Report is released to the United States Congress and the public.

Events1 years ago

Births

359 - Gratian, Roman emperor (d. 383)

Births

588 - K'an II, Mayan ruler (d. 658)

Births

812 - Al-Wathiq, Abbasid caliph (d. 847)

Births

1446 - Ippolita Maria Sforza, Italian noble (d. 1484)

Births574 years ago

1480 - Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI

Births540 years ago

1503 - Henry II of Navarre, (d. 1555)

Births517 years ago

1534 - William Harrison, English clergyman (d. 1593)

Births486 years ago

1580 - Thomas Middleton, English Jacobean playwright and poet (d. 1627)

Births440 years ago
Births430 years ago

1605 - Giacomo Carissimi, Italian priest and composer (d. 1674)

Births415 years ago

1666 - Jean-Féry Rebel, French violinist and composer (d. 1747)

Births354 years ago

1740 - Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, English banker and politician (d. 1810)

Births280 years ago

1759 - Jacques Widerkehr, French cellist and composer (d. 1823)

Births261 years ago
Births249 years ago

1772 - David Ricardo, British economist and politician (d. 1823)

Births248 years ago

1794 - William Debenham, English founder of Debenhams (d. 1863)

Births226 years ago

1797 - Adolphe Thiers, French historian and politician, 2nd President of France (d. 1877)

Births223 years ago

1813 - James McCune Smith, African-American physician, apothecary, abolitionist, and author (d. 1865)

Births207 years ago

1819 - Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Cuban lawyer and activist (d. 1874)

Births201 years ago

1819 - Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1895)

Births201 years ago

1838 - Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, French chemist and academic (d. 1912)

Births182 years ago

1854 - Ludwig Levy, German architect (d. 1907)

Births166 years ago

1857 - Clarence Darrow, American lawyer (d. 1938)

Births163 years ago

1858 - Dhondo Keshav Karve, Indian educator and activist, Bharat Ratna Awardee (d. 1962)

Births162 years ago

1858 - Alexander Shirvanzade, Armenian playwright and author (d. 1935)

Births162 years ago

1863 - Count Leopold Berchtold, Austrian-Hungarian politician and diplomat, Joint Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)

Births157 years ago

1863 - Linton Hope, English sailor and architect (d. 1920)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (d. 1916)

Births156 years ago

1874 - Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Croatian author and poet (d. 1938)

Births146 years ago

1877 - Vicente Sotto, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 1950)

Births143 years ago

1879 - Korneli Kekelidze, Georgian philologist and scholar (d. 1962)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Sam Crawford, American baseball player, coach, and umpire (d. 1968)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Isaac Babalola Akinyele, Nigerian ruler (d. 1964)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Leopold Stokowski, English conductor (d. 1977)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Jaan Anvelt, Estonian educator and politician (d. 1937)

Births136 years ago

1888 - Duffy Lewis, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1979)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Jessie Street, Australian activist (d. 1970)

Births131 years ago

1892 - Eugene Houdry, French-American mechanical engineer and inventor (d. 1962)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Violette Morris, French shot putter and discus thrower (d. 1944)

Births127 years ago

1897 - Ardito Desio, Italian geologist and cartographer (d. 2001)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Per-Erik Hedlund, Swedish skier (d. 1975)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Patrick Hennessy, Irish soldier and businessman (d. 1981)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Bertha Isaacs, Bahamian teacher, tennis player, politician and women's rights activist (d. 1997)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Al Lewis, American songwriter (d. 1967)

Births119 years ago

1901 - László Németh, Hungarian dentist, author, and playwright (d. 1975)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Waldemar Hammenhög, Swedish author (d. 1972)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Giuseppe Pella, Italian politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Pigmeat Markham, African-American comedian, singer, and dancer (d. 1981)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Sydney Halter, Canadian lawyer and businessman (d. 1990)

Births115 years ago

1905 - George H. Hitchings, American physician and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-American composer and conductor (d. 1995)

Births113 years ago

1911 - Ilario Bandini, Italian businessman and racing driver (d. 1992)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Maurice Goldhaber, Ukrainian Jewish-American physicist and academic (d. 2011)

Births109 years ago

1914 - Claire Martin, Canadian author (d. 2014)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Joy Davidman, Polish-Ukrainian Jewish American poet and author (d. 1960)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Carl Burgos, American illustrator (d. 1984)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Doug Peden, Canadian basketball player (d. 2005)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Ty LaForest, Canadian-American baseball player (d. 1947)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Gabriel Axel, Danish-French actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)

Births102 years ago

1918 - André Bazin, French critic and theorist (d. 1958)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Shinobu Hashimoto, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2018)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Clifton Hillegass, American publisher, founded CliffsNotes (d. 2001)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Tony Mottola, American guitarist and composer (d. 2004)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (d. 2001)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Esther Afua Ocloo, Ghanaian entrepreneur and pioneer of microlending (d. 2002)

Births101 years ago

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

Births100 years ago

1921 - Jean Richard, French actor and singer (d. 2001)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Barbara Hale, American actress (d. 2017)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Lord Kitchner, Trinidadian singer (d. 2000)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Alfred Bieler, Swiss ice hockey player (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Beryl Platt, Baroness Platt of Writtle, English engineer and politician (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Henry Hyde, American commander, lawyer, and politician (d. 2007)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Roy Mason, English miner and politician, Secretary of State for Defence (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer and author (d. 2005)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Doug Insole, English cricketer

Births94 years ago

1927 - Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist, author, and academic (d. 2008)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Polish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Poland (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Charles Pasqua, French businessman and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Karl Josef Becker, German cardinal and theologian (d. 2015)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Otto Piene, German sculptor and academic (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Peter Hordern, English soldier and politician

Births91 years ago

1930 - Clive Revill, New Zealand actor and singer

Births90 years ago

1931 - Bill Miles, American director and producer (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1934 - James Drury, American actor

Births86 years ago

1934 - George Shirley, African-American tenor and educator

Births86 years ago

1935 - Brian Clay, Australian rugby league player (d. 1987)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Costas Ferris, Egyptian-Greek actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births85 years ago

1936 - Roger Graef, American-English criminologist, director, and producer

Births84 years ago

1936 - Vladimir Hütt, Estonian physicist and philosopher (d. 1997)

Births84 years ago

1936 - "TV" Tommy Ivo, American actor and drag racer

Births84 years ago

1937 - Jan Kaplický, Czech architect, designed the Selfridges Building (d. 2009)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Tatyana Shchelkanova, Russian long jumper and heptathlete (d. 2011)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Teddy Taylor, Scottish journalist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

Births83 years ago

1939 - Glen Hardin, American pianist and arranger

Births81 years ago

1939 - Thomas J. Moyer, American lawyer and judge (d. 2010)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Joseph L. Goldstein, American biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births80 years ago

1940 - Mike Vickers, English guitarist, saxophonist, and songwriter

Births80 years ago

1941 - Michael D. Higgins, Irish sociologist and politician, 9th President of Ireland

Births79 years ago

1942 - Michael Beloff, English lawyer and academic

Births78 years ago

1942 - Steve Blass, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births78 years ago

1942 - Robert Christgau, American journalist and critic

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jochen Rindt, German-Austrian racing driver (d. 1970)

Births78 years ago

1944 - Kathy Acker, American author and poet (d. 1997)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Frances D'Souza, Baroness D'Souza, English academic and politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Robert Hanssen, American FBI agent and double agent

Births76 years ago

1944 - Philip Jackson, Scottish sculptor and photographer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Bernard Arcand, Canadian anthropologist and author (d. 2009)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Richard Bausch, American novelist and short story writer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Robert Bausch, American novelist and short story writer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Hayley Mills, English actress

Births74 years ago

1946 - Tommy Shannon, American bass guitarist

Births74 years ago

1947 - Moses Blah, Liberian general and politician, 23rd President of Liberia (d. 2013)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Dorothy Lyman, American actress

Births73 years ago

1947 - Cindy Pickett, American actress

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jerzy Stuhr, Polish actor, director, and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - James Woods, American actor and producer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Régis Wargnier, French director, producer, and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1949 - Geoff Bodine, American race car driver

Births71 years ago

1950 - Paul Callery, Australian footballer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Tina Chow, American model and jewelry designer (d. 1992)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Kenny Ortega, American director, producer, and choreographer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Grigory Sokolov, Russian pianist and composer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian businessman and politician, 5th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births69 years ago

1953 - Rick Moranis, Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1954 - Robert Greenberg, American pianist and composer

Births66 years ago

1956 - Eric Roberts, American actor

Births64 years ago

1957 - Ian Campbell, Australian jumper

Births63 years ago

1958 - Gabi Delgado-López, Spanish-German singer, co-founder of D.A.F.

Births62 years ago

1958 - Malcolm Marshall, Barbadian cricketer and coach (d. 1999)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Susan Faludi, American journalist and author

Births61 years ago
Births61 years ago

1960 - Yelena Zhupiyeva-Vyazova, Ukrainian runner

Births60 years ago

1961 - Kelly Hansen, American singer-songwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Jane Leeves, English actress and dancer

Births59 years ago

1961 - John Podhoretz, American journalist and author

Births59 years ago

1962 - Jeff Dunham, American comedian and ventriloquist

Births58 years ago

1962 - Nick Farr-Jones, Australian rugby player and sportscaster

Births58 years ago

1963 - Eric McCormack, Canadian-American actor and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Conan O'Brien, American actor, producer, screenwriter, and talk show host

Births57 years ago

1963 - Phil Simmons, Trinidadian cricketer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Peter Van Loan, Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Canadian Minister of International Trade

Births57 years ago

1964 - Niall Ferguson, Scottish historian and academic

Births56 years ago

1964 - Rithy Panh, Cambodian director and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1966 - Valeri Kamensky, Russian ice hockey player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Maria Bello, American actress and writer

Births53 years ago

1969 - Keith DeCandido, American author

Births51 years ago

1969 - Stefan Schwarz, Swedish footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Robert Změlík, Czech decathlete

Births51 years ago

1970 - Rico Brogna, American baseball player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Greg Eklund, American drummer and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Saad Hariri, Saudi Arabian-Lebanese businessman and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Lebanon

Births50 years ago

1970 - François Leroux, Canadian ice hockey player and radio host

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tatiana Stefanidou, Greek journalist and talk show host

Births50 years ago

1971 - Oleg Petrov, Russian ice hockey player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Graham Rowntree, English rugby player

Births49 years ago

1971 - David Tennant, Scottish actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Rosa Clemente, American journalist and activist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Eli Roth, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Michael Rutter, English motorcycle racer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Derrick Brooks, American football player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Brady Clark, American baseball player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopian runner

Births47 years ago

1974 - Millie Corretjer, Puerto Rican-American actress and singer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Mark Tremonti, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births46 years ago

1976 - Gavin Creel, American actor and singer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Melissa Joan Hart, American actress, director, and producer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Andrew Ilie, Romanian-Australian tennis player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Justin Ross, American politician

Births44 years ago

1976 - Staffan Strand, Swedish high jumper

Births44 years ago

1977 - Dan LaCouture, American ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Cindy Taylor, Paraguayan model and actress

Births43 years ago

1979 - Michael Bradley, American basketball player and coach

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ethan Cohn, American actor

Births41 years ago

1979 - Matt Cooper, Australian rugby league player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Anthony Davidson, English racing driver

Births41 years ago

1979 - Kourtney Kardashian, American model and businesswoman

Births41 years ago

1980 - Rabiu Afolabi, Nigerian footballer and manager

Births40 years ago

1980 - Justin Levens, American mixed martial artist (d. 2008)

Births40 years ago

1981 - Brian Buscher, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Milan Jovanović, Serbian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Aldo Ramírez, Colombian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Audrey Tang, Taiwanese computer scientist and academic

Births39 years ago

1982 - Ibrahim al-Asiri, Saudi Arabian terrorist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Greg Camarillo, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ricardo Colclough, Canadian-American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Simone Farina, Italian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Scott Hartnell, Canadian ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Blair Late, American singer-songwriter and journalist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Darren Sutherland, Irish boxer (d. 2009)

Births38 years ago

1982 - Marie-Élaine Thibert, Canadian singer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Miguel Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Reeve Carney, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births37 years ago

1984 - Red Bryant, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - America Ferrera, American actress and producer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Łukasz Fabiański, Polish footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Billy Butler, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Maurice Edu, American soccer player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Taylor Griffin, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Conrad Logan, Irish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Efraín Velarde, Mexican footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Brett Deledio, Australian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Danny Guthrie, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, English model and actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Samantha Jade, Australian singer-songwriter and actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ivan Tričkovski, Macedonian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Andre Frolov, Estonian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Alexander Hauck, South African-German rugby player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jessica Jung, Korean American singer, songwriter, actress, and fashion designer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Henderson Álvarez, Venezuelan baseball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Anna van der Breggen, Dutch cyclist

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jake Howells, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Wojciech Szczęsny, Polish footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Junior Torunarigha, Nigerian footballer

Births30 years ago

1993 - Matt Salisbury, English cricketer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Nathan Sykes, English singer-songwriter

Births27 years ago

1995 - Divock Origi, Belgian footballer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Mariah Bell, American figure skater

Births24 years ago

1996 - Ioana Ducu, Romanian tennis player

Births24 years ago

1997 - Matthias Blübaum, German chess grandmaster

Births23 years ago

1997 - Donny van de Beek, Dutch footballer

Births23 years ago

Deaths

727 - Agallianos Kontoskeles, Byzantine commander and rebel leader

Deaths
Deaths

850 - Perfectus, Spanish monk and martyr

Deaths

909 - Dionysius II, Syriac Orthodox patriarch of Antioch

Deaths

943 - Fujiwara no Atsutada, Japanese nobleman and poet (b. 906)

Deaths

963 - Stephen Lekapenos, co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire

Deaths

1161 - Theobald of Bec, French-English archbishop (b. 1090)

Deaths859 years ago

1176 - Galdino della Sala, Italian archdeacon and saint

Deaths844 years ago

1552 - John Leland, English poet and historian (b. 1502)

Deaths468 years ago

1555 - Polydore Vergil, English historian (b. 1470)

Deaths465 years ago

1556 - Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet and politician (b. 1495)

Deaths464 years ago

1567 - Wilhelm von Grumbach, German adventurer (b. 1503)

Deaths453 years ago

1587 - John Foxe, English historian and author (b. 1516)

Deaths433 years ago

1636 - Julius Caesar, English judge and politician (b. 1557)

Deaths384 years ago

1650 - Simonds d'Ewes, English lawyer and politician (b. 1602)

Deaths370 years ago

1674 - John Graunt, English demographer and statistician (b. 1620)

Deaths346 years ago
Deaths331 years ago

1732 - Louis Feuillée, French astronomer, geographer, and botanist (b. 1660)

Deaths288 years ago

1742 - Arvid Horn, Swedish general and politician (b. 1664)

Deaths278 years ago

1763 - Marie-Josephte Corriveau, Canadian murderer (b. 1733)

Deaths257 years ago

1794 - Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, English lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1714)

Deaths226 years ago

1796 - Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist and academic (b. 1732)

Deaths224 years ago

1802 - Erasmus Darwin, English physician and botanist (b. 1731)

Deaths218 years ago

1832 - Jeanne-Elisabeth Chaudet, French painter (b. 1761)

Deaths188 years ago

1859 - Tatya Tope, Indian general (b. 1814)

Deaths161 years ago

1864 - Juris Alunāns, Latvian philologist and linguist (b. 1832)

Deaths156 years ago

1873 - Justus von Liebig, German chemist and academic (b. 1803)

Deaths147 years ago

1898 - Gustave Moreau, French painter and academic (b. 1826)

Deaths122 years ago

1906 - Luis Martín, Spanish religious leader, 24th Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1846)

Deaths114 years ago

1917 - Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist and academic (b. 1858)

Deaths103 years ago

1923 - Savina Petrilli, Italian religious leader (b. 1851)

Deaths97 years ago

1936 - Milton Brown, American singer and bandleader (b. 1903)

Deaths84 years ago

1936 - Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1879)

Deaths84 years ago

1938 - George Bryant, American archer (b. 1878)

Deaths82 years ago

1942 - Aleksander Mitt, Estonian speed skater (b. 1903)

Deaths78 years ago

1942 - Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American heiress, sculptor and art collector, founded the Whitney Museum of American Art (b. 1875)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese admiral (b. 1884)

Deaths77 years ago

1945 - John Ambrose Fleming, English physicist and engineer, invented the vacuum tube (b. 1849)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Ernie Pyle, American journalist and soldier (b. 1900)

Deaths75 years ago

1947 - Jozef Tiso, Slovak priest and politician, President of Slovakia (b. 1887)

Deaths73 years ago

1951 - Óscar Carmona, Portuguese field marshal and politician, 11th President of Portugal (b. 1869)

Deaths69 years ago

1955 - Albert Einstein, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic (b. 1879)

Deaths65 years ago

1958 - Maurice Gamelin, Belgian-French general (b. 1872)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Irving Cummings, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1888)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Percy Smith, English footballer and manager (b. 1880)

Deaths61 years ago

1963 - Meyer Jacobstein, American academic and politician (b. 1880)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Ben Hecht, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican engineer (b. 1917)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Karl Miller, German footballer (b. 1913)

Deaths53 years ago

1974 - Marcel Pagnol, French author, playwright, and director (b. 1895)

Deaths46 years ago

1986 - Marcel Dassault, French businessman, founded Dassault Aviation (b. 1892)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Pierre Desproges, French journalist and actor (b. 1939)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Oktay Rıfat Horozcu, Turkish poet and playwright (b. 1914)

Deaths32 years ago

1995 - Arturo Frondizi, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Argentina (b. 1908)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Brook Berringer, American football player (b. 1973)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Bernard Edwards, American bass player and producer (b. 1952)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Edward Barker, English cartoonist (b. 1950)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Terry Sanford, American lieutenant and politician, 65th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1917)

Deaths22 years ago

2002 - Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian ethnographer and explorer (b. 1914)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and wrestler (b. 1938)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Edgar F. Codd, English-American soldier, pilot, and computer scientist (b. 1923)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Kamisese Mara, Fijian politician, 2nd President of Fiji (b. 1920)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Sam Mills, American football player and coach (b. 1959)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Mercedes Palomino, Spanish-born Quebec actor and theatre director (b. 1913)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Iccho Itoh, Japanese politician (b. 1945)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Germaine Tillion, French ethnologist and anthropologist (b. 1907)

Deaths12 years ago

2012 - Dick Clark, American television host and producer, founded Dick Clark Productions (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - René Lépine, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - K. D. Wentworth, American author (b. 1951)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Cordell Mosson, American bass player (b. 1952)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Steuart Pringle, English general (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Goran Švob, Croatian philosopher and author (b. 1947)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Anne Williams, English activist (b. 1951)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Guru Dhanapal, Indian director and producer (b. 1959)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sanford Jay Frank, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1954)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Eduard Kosolapov, Russian footballer (b. 1976)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - David McClarty, Northern Irish politician (b. 1951)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Brian Priestman, English conductor and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dylan Tombides, Australian footballer (b. 1994)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Roger Lobo, Macanese-Hong Kong businessman and politician (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Erwin Waldner, German footballer (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Aleah Stanbridge, Swedish singer (b. 1977)

Deaths4 years ago
Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Bruno Sammartino, Italian professional wrestler (b. 1935)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Dale Winton, British television presenter (b. 1955)

Deaths2 years ago

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