Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which First Day of Summer or Sumardagurinn fyrsti can fall, while April 25 is the latest; celebrated on the first Thursday after April 18. (Iceland)

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

Events

AD 65 - The freedman Milichus betrays Piso's plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators are arrested.

Events

531 - Battle of Callinicum: A Byzantine army under Belisarius is defeated by the Persians at Raqqa (northern Syria).

Events

797 - Empress Irene organizes a conspiracy against her son, the Byzantine emperor Constantine VI. He is deposed and blinded. Shortly after, Constantine dies of his wounds; Irene proclaims herself basileus.

Events

1012 - Martyrdom of Ælfheah in Greenwich, England.

Events1008 years ago

1506 - The Lisbon Massacre begins, in which accused Jews are being slaughtered by Portuguese Catholics.

Events514 years ago

1529 - Beginning of the Protestant Reformation: After the Second Diet of Speyer bans Lutheranism, a group of rulers (German: Fürst) and independent cities protests the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms.

Events491 years ago
Events481 years ago

1608 - In Ireland: O'Doherty's Rebellion is launched by the Burning of Derry.

Events412 years ago

1677 - The French army captures the town of Cambrai held by Spanish troops.

Events343 years ago

1713 - With no living male heirs, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713 to ensure that Habsburg lands and the Austrian throne would be inheritable by a female; his daughter and successor, Maria Theresa was not actually born until 1717.

Events307 years ago

1770 - Captain James Cook, still holding the rank of lieutenant, sights the eastern coast of what is now Australia.

Events250 years ago
Events250 years ago

1775 - American Revolutionary War: The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord.

Events245 years ago

1782 - John Adams secures the Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government. The house which he had purchased in The Hague, Netherlands becomes the first American embassy.

Events238 years ago

1809 - An Austrian corps is defeated by the forces of the Duchy of Warsaw in the Battle of Raszyn, part of the struggles of the Fifth Coalition. On the same day the Austrian main army is defeated by a First French Empire Corps led by Louis-Nicolas Davout at the Battle of Teugen-Hausen in Bavaria, part of a four-day campaign that ended in a French victory.

Events211 years ago

1810 - Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparán, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a junta is installed.

Events210 years ago

1818 - French physicist Augustin Fresnel signs his preliminary "Note on the Theory of Diffraction" (deposited on the following day). The document ends with what we now call the Fresnel integrals.

Events202 years ago

1839 - The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom and guarantees its neutrality.

Events181 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: Baltimore riot of 1861: A pro-Secession mob in Baltimore attacks United States Army troops marching through the city.

Events159 years ago

1903 - The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Palestine and the Western world.

Events117 years ago

1927 - Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.

Events93 years ago

1942 - World War II: In Poland, the Majdan-Tatarski ghetto is established, situated between the Lublin Ghetto and a Majdanek subcamp.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: In Poland, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins, after German troops enter the Warsaw Ghetto to round up the remaining Jews.

Events77 years ago

1943 - Albert Hofmann deliberately doses himself with LSD for the first time, three days after having discovered its effects on April 16.

Events77 years ago
Events64 years ago

1960 - Students in South Korea hold a nationwide pro-democracy protest against president Syngman Rhee, eventually forcing him to resign.

Events60 years ago

1971 - Sierra Leone becomes a republic, and Siaka Stevens the president.

Events49 years ago

1971 - Launch of Salyut 1, the first space station.

Events49 years ago

1971 - Charles Manson is sentenced to death (later commuted to life imprisonment) for conspiracy in the Tate–LaBianca murders.

Events49 years ago

1973 - The Portuguese Socialist Party is founded in the German town of Bad Münstereifel.

Events47 years ago

1975 - India's first satellite Aryabhata launched in orbit from Kapustin Yar, Russia.

Events45 years ago

1984 - Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.

Events36 years ago

1985 - Two hundred ATF and FBI agents lay siege to the compound of the white supremacist survivalist group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord in Arkansas; the CSA surrenders two days later.

Events35 years ago

1987 - The Simpsons first appear as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show, first starting with Good Night.

Events33 years ago

1989 - A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.

Events31 years ago

1993 - The 51-day FBI siege of the Branch Davidian building in Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. 76 Davidians, including eighteen children under the age of ten, died in the fire.

Events27 years ago

1995 - Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, USA, is bombed, killing 168 people including 19 children under the age of six.

Events25 years ago

1999 - The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.

Events21 years ago

2000 - Air Philippines Flight 541 crashes in Samal, Davao del Norte, killing all 131 people on board.

Events20 years ago

2005 - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected to the papacy and becomes Pope Benedict XVI.

Events15 years ago

2011 - Fidel Castro resigns as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba after holding the title since July 1961.

Events9 years ago

2013 - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is killed in a shootout with police. His brother Dzhokhar is later captured hiding in a boat inside a backyard in the suburb of Watertown.

Events7 years ago

Births

1452 - Frederick IV, King of Naples (d. 1504)

Births568 years ago

1593 - Sir John Hobart, 2nd Baronet, English politician (d. 1647)

Births427 years ago

1603 - Michel Le Tellier, French politician, French Minister of Defence (d. 1685)

Births417 years ago

1613 - Christoph Bach, German musician (d. 1661)

Births407 years ago

1633 - Willem Drost, Dutch painter (d. 1659)

Births387 years ago

1655 - George St Lo, Royal Navy officer and administrator (d. 1718)

Births365 years ago
Births362 years ago

1665 - Jacques Lelong, French author (d. 1721)

Births355 years ago

1686 - Vasily Tatishchev, Russian ethnographer and politician (d. 1750)

Births334 years ago

1715 - James Nares, English organist and composer (d. 1783)

Births305 years ago

1721 - Roger Sherman, American lawyer and politician (d. 1793)

Births299 years ago

1734 - Karl von Ordóñez, Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1786)

Births286 years ago

1757 - Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, English admiral and politician (d. 1833)

Births263 years ago

1758 - William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk, Scottish admiral (d. 1831)

Births262 years ago

1785 - Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, French pianist and composer (d. 1858)

Births235 years ago

1787 - Deaf Smith, American soldier (d. 1837)

Births233 years ago
Births227 years ago

1806 - Sarah Bagley, American labor organizer (d. 1889)

Births214 years ago

1814 - Louis Amédée Achard, French journalist and author (d. 1875)

Births206 years ago

1832 - José Echegaray, Spanish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)

Births188 years ago

1835 - Julius Krohn, Finnish poet and journalist (d. 1888)

Births185 years ago

1863 - Hemmo Kallio, Finnish actor (d. 1940)

Births157 years ago

1872 - Alice Salomon, German social reformer (d. 1948)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (d. 1967)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Ernst Rüdin, Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (d. 1952)

Births146 years ago

1877 - Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American engineer, invented the outboard motor (d. 1934)

Births143 years ago

1879 - Arthur Robertson, Scottish runner (d. 1957)

Births141 years ago

1882 - Getúlio Vargas, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 14th President of Brazil (d. 1954)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Henry Jameson, American soccer player (d. 1938)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Richard von Mises, Austrian-American mathematician and physicist (d. 1953)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Karl Tarvas, Estonian architect (d. 1975)

Births135 years ago

1889 - Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician (d. 1946)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Françoise Rosay, French actress (d. 1974)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Germaine Tailleferre, French composer and educator (d. 1983)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Elizabeth Dilling, American author and activist (d. 1966)

Births126 years ago

1897 - Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Jiroemon Kimura, Japanese super-centenarian, oldest verified man ever (d. 2013)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Constance Talmadge, American actress and producer (d. 1973)

Births122 years ago

1899 - George O'Brien, American actor (d. 1985)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Cemal Tollu, Turkish lieutenant and painter (d. 1968)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Iracema de Alencar, Brazilian film actress (d. 1978)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Richard Hughes, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1976)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Roland Michener, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Governor General of Canada (d. 1991)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Rhea Silberta, Yiddish songwriter and singing teacher (d. 1959)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Veniamin Kaverin, Russian author and screenwriter (d. 1989)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Eliot Ness, American law enforcement agent (d. 1957)

Births117 years ago

1907 - Alan Wheatley, English actor (d. 1991)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Irena Eichlerówna, Polish actress (d. 1990)

Births112 years ago

1912 - Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Ken Carpenter, American discus thrower and coach (d. 1984)

Births107 years ago

1917 - Sven Hassel, Danish-German soldier and author (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Sol Kaplan, American pianist and composer (d. 1990)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Gene Leis, American guitarist, composer, and producer (d. 1993)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Marvin Mandel, American lawyer and politician, 56th Governor of Maryland (d. 2015)

Births100 years ago

1920 - John O'Neil, American baseball player and manager (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Julien Ries, Belgian cardinal (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Marian Winters, American actress (d. 1978)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Anna Lee Aldred, American jockey (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Leon Henkin, American logician (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Roberto Tucci, Italian Jesuit leader, cardinal, and theologian (d. 2015)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Erich Hartmann, German colonel and pilot (d. 1993)

Births98 years ago

1925 - John Kraaijkamp, Sr., Dutch actor (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Hugh O'Brian, American actor (d. 2016)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Rawya Ateya, Egyptian captain and politician (d. 1997)

Births94 years ago

1928 - John Horlock, English engineer and academic (d. 2015)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Azlan Shah of Perak, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1931 - Walter Stewart, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2004)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Fernando Botero, Colombian painter and sculptor

Births88 years ago

1933 - Dickie Bird, English cricketer and umpire

Births87 years ago

1933 - Jayne Mansfield, American model and actress (d. 1967)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Philip Lavallin Wroughton, English captain and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire

Births87 years ago

1934 - Dickie Goodman, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1989)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Dudley Moore, English actor, comedian, and pianist (d. 2002)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Justin Francis Rigali, American cardinal

Births85 years ago

1936 - Wilfried Martens, Belgian politician, 60th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Jack Pardee, American football player and coach (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Antonio Carluccio, Italian-English chef and author (d. 2017)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Elinor Donahue, American actress

Births83 years ago

1937 - Joseph Estrada, Filipino politician, 13th President of the Philippines

Births83 years ago

1938 - Stanley Fish, American theorist, author, and scholar

Births82 years ago

1939 - E. Clay Shaw, Jr., American accountant, judge, and politician (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1941 - Roberto Carlos, Brazilian singer-songwriter

Births79 years ago

1941 - Clark Dimond, American musician and author

Births79 years ago

1941 - Michel Roux, French-English chef and author

Births79 years ago

1941 - Bobby Russell, American singer-songwriter (d. 1992)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Bas Jan Ader, Dutch-American photographer and director (d. 1975)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Alan Price, English keyboard player, singer, and composer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jack Roush, American businessman, founded Roush Fenway Racing

Births78 years ago

1942 - Maarten van den Bergh, American-Dutch businessman

Births78 years ago

1943 - Margo MacDonald, Scottish journalist and politician (d. 2014)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Lorenzo Sanz, Spanish businessman

Births77 years ago

1944 - Keith Erickson, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births76 years ago

1944 - James Heckman, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births76 years ago

1944 - Bernie Worrell, American keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2016)

Births76 years ago

1946 - Duygu Asena, Turkish journalist, author, and activist (d. 2006)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Tim Curry, English actor

Births74 years ago

1947 - Murray Perahia, American pianist and conductor

Births73 years ago

1947 - Wilfrid Stevenson, Baron Stevenson of Balmacara, English civil servant

Births73 years ago

1947 - Yan Pascal Tortelier, French violinist and conductor

Births73 years ago

1947 - Mark Volman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Stuart McLean, Canadian radio host and author (d. 2017)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Rick Miller, American baseball player and manager

Births72 years ago

1949 - Paloma Picasso, French-Spanish fashion designer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Larry Walters, American truck driver and pilot (d. 1993)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Julia Cleverdon, English businesswoman and philanthropist

Births70 years ago

1951 - Barry Brown, American actor and playwright (d. 1978)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Jóannes Eidesgaard, Faroese educator and politician, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands

Births69 years ago

1952 - Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan boxer and politician (d. 2009)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Tony Plana, Cuban-American actor and director

Births68 years ago

1952 - Michael Trend, English journalist and politician

Births68 years ago

1953 - Rod Morgenstein, American drummer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Sara Simeoni, Italian high jumper

Births67 years ago

1953 - Ruby Wax, British-based American comedian, actress, and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1954 - Trevor Francis, English footballer and manager

Births66 years ago

1954 - Bob Rock, Canadian guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births66 years ago

1956 - Sue Barker, English tennis player and journalist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Randy Carlyle, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - Anne Glover, Scottish biologist and academic

Births64 years ago

1957 - Tony Martin, English singer-songwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman, chairman of Reliance Industries and currently the richest man in Asia

Births63 years ago

1958 - Steve Antin, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Stevie B, American singer-songwriter and record producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Denis O'Brien, Irish businessman, founded BT Ireland

Births62 years ago

1958 - Vytautas Šapranauskas, Lithuanian actor (d. 2013)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Keith Shine, British academic and educator

Births62 years ago
Births61 years ago

1959 - Teofisto Guingona III, Filipino lawyer and politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Donald Markwell, Australian sociologist and academic

Births61 years ago

1960 - Nicoletta Braschi, Italian actress and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Ara Gevorgyan, Armenian pianist, composer, and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Roger Merrett, Australian footballer and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - John Schweitz, American basketball player and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Frank Viola, American baseball player and coach

Births60 years ago

1961 - Alan Kirschenbaum, American producer and writer (d. 2012)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Albert Martinez, Filipino actor, director, and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Spike Owen, American baseball player and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Richard Phelps, English pentathlete

Births59 years ago

1962 - Al Unser Jr., American race car driver

Births58 years ago

1964 - Gordon Marshall, Scottish footballer and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Kim Weaver, American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic

Births56 years ago

1965 - Natalie Dessay, French soprano and actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Suge Knight, American record producer, co-founded Death Row Records

Births55 years ago

1966 - Véronique Gens, French soprano and actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - David La Haye, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Julia Neigel, Russian-German singer-songwriter and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Paul Reiffel, Australian cricketer and umpire

Births54 years ago

1966 - El Samurai, Japanese wrestler

Births54 years ago

1967 - Philippe Saint-André, French rugby player and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - Steven H Silver, American journalist and author

Births53 years ago

1967 - Dar Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1968 - Ashley Judd, American actress and activist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Arshad Warsi, Indian film actor and producer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Andrew Carnie, Canadian-American linguist, author, and academic

Births51 years ago

1969 - Susan Polgar, Hungarian-American chess player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Luis Miguel, Mexican singer-songwriter and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Kelly Holmes, English runner

Births50 years ago

1970 - Abelardo Fernández, Spanish footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1971 - Brendon Burns, Australian comedian, podcaster, writer and author

Births49 years ago

1971 - Scott McCord, Canadian voice actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Rivaldo, Brazilian footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jeff Wilkins, American football player

Births48 years ago

1973 - George Gregan, Zambian-Australian rugby player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Alessio Scarpi, Italian footballer

Births47 years ago

1975 - Jason Gillespie, Australian cricketer and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jussi Jääskeläinen, Finnish footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Ruud Jolie, Dutch guitarist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Scott Padgett, American basketball player, coach, and radio host

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kim Young-oh, South Korean author and illustrator

Births44 years ago

1977 - Joe Beimel, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Anju Bobby George, Indian long jumper

Births43 years ago

1977 - Lucien Mettomo, Cameroonian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Dennys Reyes, Mexican baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jonny Storm, English wrestler and trainer

Births43 years ago

1978 - James Franco, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Gabriel Heinze, Argentinian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Amanda Sage, American-Austrian painter and educator

Births42 years ago

1979 - Rocky Bernard, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Kate Hudson, American actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Zhao Junzhe, Chinese footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Jason Blaine, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births40 years ago

1980 - Robyn Regehr, Brazilian-Canadian ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Hayden Christensen, Canadian actor and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ryuta Hara, Japanese footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Martin Havlát, Czech ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1981 - James Hibberd, English cricketer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Troy Polamalu, American football player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress

Births39 years ago

1982 - Joseph Hagerty, American gymnast

Births38 years ago

1982 - Filip Jícha, Czech handball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Samuel C. Morrison, Jr., Liberian-American journalist, producer, and screenwriter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Rocco Sabato, Italian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ignacio Serricchio, Argentinian-American actor

Births38 years ago

1982 - Sitiveni Sivivatu, New Zealand rugby player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Alberto Callaspo, Venezuelan-American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Zach Duke, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Joe Mauer, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Patrick Platins, German footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Curtis Thigpen, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Christopher Pearce, English cricketer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Valon Behrami, Swiss footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - David Cavazos, Mexican singer-songwriter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Sabrina Jalees, Canadian comedian, dancer, actress, presenter, and writer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jan Zimmermann, German footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Pascal Angan, Beninese footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Candace Parker, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Gabe Pruitt, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Will Thursfield, English-Australian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Luigi Giorgi, Italian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Joe Hart, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Daniel Schuhmacher, German singer-songwriter

Births33 years ago

1987 - Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Lauren Wilson, Canadian figure skater

Births33 years ago

1988 - Enrique Esqueda, Mexican footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Dominik Mader, German footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Sam Tordoff, English racing driver

Births31 years ago

1989 - Daisuke Watabe, Japanese footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Genoveva Añonma, Equatoguinean footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Jackie Bradley, Jr., American baseball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Kim Chiu, Filipino actress, singer, and dancer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Héctor Herrera, Mexican footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Kim Him-chan, South Korean singer and dancer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Ayaka Takahashi, Japanese badminton player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Damien Le Tallec, French footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Patrick Wiegers, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Steve Cook, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1993 - Lia Wälti, Swiss footballer

Births27 years ago

Deaths

843 - Judith of Bavaria, Frankish empress

Deaths

1012 - Ælfheah of Canterbury, English archbishop and saint (b. 954)

Deaths1008 years ago

1013 - Hisham II, Umayyad caliph of Córdoba (b. 966)

Deaths1007 years ago

1044 - Gothelo I, duke of Lorraine

Deaths976 years ago

1054 - Leo IX, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1002)

Deaths966 years ago

1321 - Gerasimus I, patriarch of Constantinople

Deaths699 years ago

1390 - Robert II, king of Scotland (b. 1316)

Deaths630 years ago

1405 - Thomas West, 1st Baron West, English nobleman (b. 1335)

Deaths615 years ago

1431 - Adolph III, count of Waldeck (b. 1362)

Deaths589 years ago

1560 - Philip Melanchthon, German theologian and reformer (b. 1497)

Deaths460 years ago

1567 - Michael Stifel, German monk and mathematician (b. 1487)

Deaths453 years ago

1578 - Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1530)

Deaths442 years ago

1588 - Paolo Veronese, Italian painter (b. 1528)

Deaths432 years ago

1608 - Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset, English poet, playwright, and politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1536)

Deaths412 years ago

1618 - Thomas Bastard, English priest and author (b. 1566)

Deaths402 years ago

1619 - Jagat Gosain, Mughal empress (b. 1573)

Deaths401 years ago

1629 - Sigismondo d'India, Italian composer (b. 1582)

Deaths391 years ago

1632 - Sigismund III Vasa, king of Sweden and Poland (b. 1566)

Deaths388 years ago

1686 - Antonio de Solís y Ribadeneyra, Spanish historian and playwright (b. 1610)

Deaths334 years ago

1689 - Christina, queen of Sweden (b. 1626)

Deaths331 years ago

1733 - Elizabeth Hamilton, countess of Orkney (b. 1657)

Deaths287 years ago

1739 - Nicholas Saunderson, English mathematician and academic (b. 1682)

Deaths281 years ago

1768 - Canaletto, Italian painter and etcher (b. 1697)

Deaths252 years ago

1776 - Jacob Emden, German rabbi and author (b. 1697)

Deaths244 years ago

1791 - Richard Price, Welsh-English preacher and philosopher (b. 1723)

Deaths229 years ago

1813 - Benjamin Rush, American physician and educator (b. 1745)

Deaths207 years ago

1824 - Lord Byron, English-Scottish poet and playwright (b. 1788)

Deaths196 years ago

1831 - Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1765)

Deaths189 years ago

1833 - James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier, Bahamian-English admiral and politician, 36th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1756)

Deaths187 years ago

1840 - Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Canadian bishop (b. 1777)

Deaths180 years ago

1854 - Robert Jameson, Scottish mineralogist and academic (b. 1774)

Deaths166 years ago

1881 - Benjamin Disraeli, English journalist and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1804)

Deaths139 years ago

1882 - Charles Darwin, English biologist and theorist (b. 1809)

Deaths138 years ago

1893 - Martin Körber, Estonian-German pastor, composer, and conductor (b. 1817)

Deaths127 years ago

1901 - Alfred Horatio Belo, American publisher, founded The Dallas Morning News (b. 1839)

Deaths119 years ago

1906 - Pierre Curie, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)

Deaths114 years ago

1906 - Spencer Gore, English tennis player and cricketer (b. 1850)

Deaths114 years ago

1909 - Signe Rink, Greenland-born Danish writer and ethnologist (b. 1836)

Deaths111 years ago

1914 - Charles Sanders Peirce, American mathematician and philosopher (b. 1839)

Deaths106 years ago

1915 - Thomas Playford II, English-Australian politician, 17th Premier of South Australia (b. 1837)

Deaths105 years ago

1916 - Ephraim Shay, American engineer, designed the Shay locomotive (b. 1839)

Deaths104 years ago

1926 - Alexander Alexandrovich Chuprov, Russian-Swiss statistician and theorist (b. 1874)

Deaths94 years ago

1930 - Georges-Casimir Dessaulles, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1827)

Deaths90 years ago

1937 - Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington, English cartographer and politician (b. 1856)

Deaths83 years ago

1937 - William Morton Wheeler, American entomologist and zoologist (b. 1865)

Deaths83 years ago

1941 - Johanna Müller-Hermann, Austrian composer (b. 1878)

Deaths79 years ago

1949 - Ulrich Salchow, Danish-Swedish figure skater (b. 1877)

Deaths71 years ago

1950 - Ernst Robert Curtius, French-German philologist and scholar (b. 1886)

Deaths70 years ago

1955 - Jim Corbett, Indian colonel, hunter, and author (b. 1875)

Deaths65 years ago

1960 - Beardsley Ruml, American economist and statistician (b. 1894)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Max Hainle, German swimmer (b. 1882)

Deaths59 years ago

1967 - Konrad Adenauer, German politician, 1st Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)

Deaths53 years ago

1971 - Luigi Piotti, Italian race car driver (b. 1913)

Deaths49 years ago

1975 - Percy Lavon Julian, American chemist and academic (b. 1899)

Deaths45 years ago

1987 - Hugh Brannum, American vocalist, arranger, and composer (b. 1910)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Daphne du Maurier, English novelist and playwright (b. 1907)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Stanley Hawes, English-Australian director and producer (b. 1905)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Frankie Howerd, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1917)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - David Koresh, American religious leader (b. 1959)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - George S. Mickelson, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 28th Governor of South Dakota (b. 1941)

Deaths27 years ago

1998 - Octavio Paz, Mexican poet, philosopher, and academic Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Hermine Braunsteiner, Austrian-German SS officer (b. 1919)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Louis Applebaum, Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1918)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Meldrim Thomson, Jr.. American publisher and politician, 73rd Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1912)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Reginald Rose, American writer (b. 1920)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Indian-English caliph (b. 1928)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Norris McWhirter, English author and activist co-founded the Guinness World Records (b. 1925)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - John Maynard Smith, English biologist and geneticist (b. 1920)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - George P. Cosmatos, Italian-Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1941)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Ruth Hussey, American actress (b. 1911)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Clement Meadmore, Australian-American sculptor and author (b. 1929)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish bassist and composer (b. 1946)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Albert Scott Crossfield, American engineer, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1921)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (b. 1932)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - John Marzano, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1963)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Alfonso López Trujillo, Colombian cardinal (b. 1935)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - J. G. Ballard, English novelist, short story writer, and essayist. (b. 1930)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Elisabeth Sladen, English actress (b. 1946)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Leopold David de Rothschild, English financier and philanthropist (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Greg Ham, Australian saxophonist, songwriter, and actor (b. 1953)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Levon Helm, American singer-songwriter, drummer, guitarist, instrumentalist, and actor (b. 1940)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Valeri Vasiliev, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1949)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Sivanthi Adithan, Indian businessman (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Allan Arbus, American actor and photographer (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mike Denness, Scottish-English cricketer and referee (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - François Jacob, French biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - E. L. Konigsburg, American author and illustrator (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Al Neuharth, American journalist, author, and publisher, founded USA Today (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Lindy Berry, American football player (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ian McIntyre, Scottish journalist and producer (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Frits Thors, Dutch journalist (b. 1909)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Raymond Carr, English historian and academic (b. 1919)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - William Price Fox, American journalist and author (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

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

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Tom McCabe, Scottish social worker and politician (b. 1954)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Oktay Sinanoğlu, Italian-Turkish chemist and academic (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Patricio Aylwin, Chilean politician (b. 1918)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Milt Pappas, American baseball player (b. 1939)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Aaron Hernandez, American football player (b. 1989)

Deaths3 years ago

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