Holidays and observances

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Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

Events717 years ago

1453 - Three Genoese galleys and a Byzantine blockade runner fight their way through an Ottoman blockading fleet a few weeks before the fall of Constantinople.

Events567 years ago

1534 - Jacques Cartier begins his first voyage to what is today the east coast of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Events486 years ago

1535 - The sun dog phenomenon is observed over Stockholm, as later depicted in the famous painting Vädersolstavlan.

Events485 years ago
Events367 years ago

1657 - Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Events363 years ago

1657 - Freedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (later New York City).

Events363 years ago

1689 - Deposed monarch James II of England lays siege to Derry.

Events331 years ago

1752 - Start of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, a new phase in the Burmese Civil War (1740–57).

Events268 years ago

1770 - The Georgian king, Erekle II, abandoned by his Russian ally Count Totleben, wins a victory over Ottoman forces at Aspindza.

Events250 years ago

1775 - American Revolutionary War: The Siege of Boston begins, following the battles at Lexington and Concord.

Events245 years ago

1789 - George Washington arrives at Grays Ferry, Philadelphia while en route to Manhattan for his inauguration.

Events231 years ago

1792 - France declares war against the "King of Hungary and Bohemia", the beginning of French Revolutionary Wars.

Events228 years ago

1800 - The Septinsular Republic is established.

Events220 years ago

1809 - Two Austrian army corps in Bavaria are defeated by a First French Empire army led by Napoleon at the Battle of Abensberg on the second day of a four-day campaign that ended in a French victory.

Events211 years ago

1810 - The Governor of Caracas, Venezuela declares independence from Spain.

Events210 years ago

1818 - The case of Ashford v Thornton ends, with Abraham Thornton allowed to go free rather than face a retrial for murder, after his demand for trial by battle is upheld.

Events202 years ago

1828 - René Caillié becomes the second non-Muslim to enter (and the first to return from) Timbuktu, following Major Gordon Laing.

Events192 years ago

1836 - U.S. Congress passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory.

Events184 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

Events159 years ago

1862 - Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard complete the experiment disproving the theory of spontaneous generation.

Events158 years ago

1865 - Astronomer Angelo Secchi demonstrates the Secchi disk, which measures water clarity, aboard Pope Pius IX's yacht, the L'Immaculata Concezion.

Events155 years ago

1876 - The April Uprising begins. Its suppression shocks European opinion, and Bulgarian independence becomes a condition for ending the Russo-Turkish War.

Events144 years ago
Events136 years ago

1898 - U.S. President William McKinley signed a joint resolution to Congress for declaration of War against Spain, beginning the Spanish–American War.

Events122 years ago
Events118 years ago

1908 - Opening day of competition in the New South Wales Rugby League.

Events112 years ago

1912 - Opening day for baseball's Tiger Stadium in Detroit, and Fenway Park in Boston.

Events108 years ago

1914 - Nineteen men, women, and children die in the Ludlow Massacre during a Colorado coal-miners' strike.

Events106 years ago

1916 - The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (currently Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings.

Events104 years ago

1918 - Manfred von Richthofen, a.k.a. The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.

Events102 years ago

1922 - The Soviet government creates South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within Georgian SSR.

Events98 years ago

1945 - World War II: U.S. troops capture Leipzig, Germany, only to later cede the city to the Soviet Union.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler makes his last trip to the surface to award Iron Crosses to boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth.

Events75 years ago

1945 - Twenty Jewish children used in medical experiments at Neuengamme are killed in the basement of the Bullenhuser Damm school.

Events75 years ago

1946 - The League of Nations officially dissolves, giving most of its power to the United Nations.

Events74 years ago

1961 - Cold War: Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed Cuban exiles against Cuba.

Events59 years ago

1968 - English politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial "Rivers of Blood" speech.

Events52 years ago

1972 - Apollo program: Apollo 16 lunar module, commanded by John Young and piloted by Charles Duke, lands on the moon.

Events48 years ago

1998 - Air France Flight 422 crashes after taking off from El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia, killing all 53 people on board.

Events22 years ago

1999 - Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.

Events21 years ago

2007 - Johnson Space Center shooting: William Phillips with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a male hostage and himself.

Events13 years ago

2008 - Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.

Events12 years ago

2010 - The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last six months.

Events10 years ago

2012 - One hundred twenty-seven people are killed when a plane crashes in a residential area near the Benazir Bhutto International Airport near Islamabad, Pakistan.

Events8 years ago

2013 - A 6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes Lushan County, Ya'an, in China's Sichuan province, killing more than 150 people and injuring thousands.

Events7 years ago

2015 - Ten people are killed in a bomb attack on a convoy carrying food supplies to a United Nations compound in Garowe in the Somali region of Puntland.

Events5 years ago

Births

1494 - Johannes Agricola, German theologian and reformer (d. 1566)

Births526 years ago

1544 - Renata of Lorraine, Duchess consort of Bavaria (d. 1602)

Births476 years ago

1586 - Rose of Lima, Peruvian mystic and saint (d. 1617)

Births434 years ago

1633 - Emperor Go-Kōmyō of Japan (d. 1654)

Births387 years ago

1646 - Charles Plumier, French botanist and author (d. 1704)

Births374 years ago

1650 - William Bedloe, English spy (d. 1680)

Births370 years ago

1718 - David Brainerd, American missionary (d. 1747)

Births302 years ago

1723 - Cornelius Harnett, American merchant, farmer, and politician (d. 1781)

Births297 years ago

1727 - Florimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau, Belgian-Austrian minister and diplomat (d. 1794)

Births293 years ago

1745 - Philippe Pinel, French physician and psychiatrist (d. 1826)

Births275 years ago

1748 - Georg Michael Telemann, German composer and theologian (d. 1831)

Births272 years ago

1772 - William Lawless, Irish revolutionary and French general (d. 1824)

Births248 years ago

1808 - Napoleon III, French politician, 1st President of France (d. 1873)

Births212 years ago

1816 - Bogoslav Šulek, Croatian philologist, historian, and lexicographer (d. 1895)

Births204 years ago

1818 - Heinrich Göbel, German-American mechanic and engineer (d. 1893)

Births202 years ago

1826 - Dinah Craik, English author and poet (d. 1887)

Births194 years ago

1836 - Eli Whitney Blake, Jr., American scientist and academic (d. 1895)

Births184 years ago

1839 - Carol I of Romania, King of Romania (d. 1914)

Births181 years ago

1840 - Odilon Redon, French painter and illustrator (d. 1916)

Births180 years ago

1850 - Daniel Chester French, American sculptor, designed the Lincoln statue (d. 1931)

Births170 years ago

1851 - Alexander Dianin, Russian chemist (d. 1918)

Births169 years ago

1851 - Siegmund Lubin, Polish-American businessman, founded the Lubin Manufacturing Company (d. 1923)

Births169 years ago

1860 - Justinien de Clary, French target shooter (d. 1933)

Births160 years ago

1871 - Sydney Chapman, English economist and civil servant (d. 1951)

Births149 years ago

1873 - James Harcourt, English character actor (d. 1951)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Vladimir Vidrić, Croatian poet and lawyer (d. 1909)

Births145 years ago

1879 - Paul Poiret, French fashion designer (d. 1944)

Births141 years ago

1882 - Holland Smith, American general (d. 1967)

Births138 years ago
Births136 years ago

1884 - Oliver Kirk, American boxer (d. 1960)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Daniel Varoujan, Armenian poet and educator (d. 1915)

Births136 years ago

1889 - Albert Jean Amateau, Turkish rabbi, lawyer, and activist (d. 1996)

Births131 years ago
Births131 years ago

1889 - Marie-Antoinette de Geuser, French mystic (d. 1918)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Adolf Hitler, Austrian born German politician, Führer of Nazi Germany (d. 1945)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Tonny Kessler, Dutch footballer (d. 1960)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Maurice Duplessis, Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Premier of Quebec (d. 1959)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Adolf Schärf, Austrian soldier and politician, 6th President of Austria (d. 1965)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Dave Bancroft, American baseball player and manager (d. 1972)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Harold Lloyd, American actor, comedian, and producer (d. 1971)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1983)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Emile Christian, American trombonist and composer (d. 1973)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Henry de Montherlant, French essayist, novelist, and dramatist (d. 1972)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Wop May, Canadian captain and pilot (d. 1952)

Births124 years ago

1899 - Alan Arnett McLeod, Canadian lieutenant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1918)

Births121 years ago

1904 - Bruce Cabot, American actor (d. 1972)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Miran Bux, Pakistani cricketer (d. 1991)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Augoustinos Kantiotes, Greek bishop (d. 2010)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Lionel Hampton, African-American vibraphone player, pianist, bandleader, and actor (d. 2002)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Fatin Rüştü Zorlu, Turkish diplomat and politician (d. 1961)

Births110 years ago

1913 - Mimis Fotopoulos, Greek actor and poet (d. 1986)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Willi Hennig, German biologist and entomologist (d. 1976)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Roger Rochard, French runner (d. 1993)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Betty Lou Gerson, American actress (d. 1999)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Joseph Wolpe, South African-American psychotherapist and physician (d. 1997)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Nasiba Zeynalova, Azerbaijani actress (d. 2004)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Kai Siegbahn, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Richard Hillary, Australian lieutenant and pilot (d. 1943)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Frances Ames, South African neurologist, psychiatrist, and human rights activist (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Clement Isong, Nigerian banker and politician, Governor of Cross River State (d. 2000)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Ronald Speirs, American colonel (d. 2007)

Births100 years ago
Births100 years ago

1923 - Mother Angelica, American nun and broadcaster, founded Eternal Word Television Network (d. 2016)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Irene Lieblich, Polish-American painter and illustrator (d. 2008)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Tito Puente, American drummer and producer (d. 2000)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress (d. 2008)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Leslie Phillips, English actor and producer

Births96 years ago

1924 - Guy Rocher, Canadian sociologist and academic

Births96 years ago

1925 - Ernie Stautner, German-American football player and coach (d. 2006)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Elena Verdugo, American actress (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Bud Cullen, Canadian judge and politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Employment and Immigration (d. 2005)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Phil Hill, American race car driver (d. 2008)

Births93 years ago

1927 - K. Alex Müller, Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births93 years ago

1928 - Robert Byrne, American chess player and author (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (d. 2007)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Harry Agganis, American baseball and football player (d. 1955)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Bobby Hollander, American film director, actor, and magazine publisher (d. 2002)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Dwight Gustafson, American composer and conductor (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Antony Jay, English director and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Michael Allenby, 3rd Viscount Allenby, English lieutenant and politician (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1931 - John Eccles, 2nd Viscount Eccles, English businessman and politician

Births89 years ago

1932 - Myriam Bru, French actress

Births88 years ago

1933 - Kristaq Dhamo, Albanian actor and film director

Births87 years ago

1936 - Lisa Davis, English and American former child and adult actress

Births84 years ago

1936 - Pauli Ellefsen, Faroese technician, surveyor, and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 2012)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Pat Roberts, American captain, journalist, and politician

Births84 years ago

1936 - Christopher Robinson, English organist and conductor

Births84 years ago

1937 - Jiří Dienstbier, Czech journalist and politician, Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2011)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Antonios Kounadis, Greek discus thrower

Births83 years ago

1937 - Harvey Quaytman, American painter and educator (d. 2002)

Births83 years ago

1937 - George Takei, American actor

Births83 years ago

1938 - Betty Cuthbert, Australian sprinter

Births82 years ago

1938 - Manfred Kinder, German runner

Births82 years ago

1938 - Peter Snow, British historian and journalist

Births82 years ago

1938 - Eszter Tamási, Hungarian actress (d. 1991)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Elspeth Ballantyne, Australian actress

Births81 years ago

1939 - Peter S. Beagle, American author and screenwriter

Births81 years ago

1939 - Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian physician and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Norway

Births81 years ago

1939 - Johnny Tillotson, American singer-songwriter

Births81 years ago

1940 - James Gammon, American actor (d. 2010)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Ryan O'Neal, American actor

Births79 years ago

1942 - Giles Henderson, English lawyer and academic

Births78 years ago

1942 - Arto Paasilinna, Finnish journalist and author

Births78 years ago

1943 - Alan Beith, English academic and politician

Births77 years ago

1943 - John Eliot Gardiner, English conductor and director

Births77 years ago

1943 - Edie Sedgwick, American model and actress (d. 1971)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Toivo Aare, Estonian journalist and author (d. 1999)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Michael Brandon, American actor and director

Births75 years ago

1945 - Olga Karlatos, Greek actress and Bermudian lawyer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Thein Sein, Burmese general and politician, 8th President of Burma

Births75 years ago

1945 - Naftali Temu, Kenyan runner (d. 2003)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Sandro Chia, Italian painter and sculptor

Births74 years ago

1946 - Julien Poulin, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (d. 1982)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Rita Dionne-Marsolais, Canadian economist and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - David Leland, English actor, director, and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Viktor Suvorov, Russian intelligence officer, historian, and author

Births73 years ago

1948 - Gregory Itzin, American actor

Births72 years ago

1948 - Matthias Kuhle, German geographer and academic (d. 2015)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Veronica Cartwright, English-American actress

Births71 years ago

1949 - Toller Cranston, Canadian-Mexican figure skater and painter (d. 2015)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Massimo D'Alema, Italian journalist and politician, 76th Prime Minister of Italy

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jessica Lange, American actress

Births71 years ago

1950 - Steve Erickson, American author and critic

Births70 years ago

1950 - Alexander Lebed, Russian general and politician (d. 2002)

Births70 years ago

1950 - N. Chandrababu Naidu, Indian politician, 13th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

Births70 years ago

1951 - Louise Jameson, English actress

Births69 years ago

1951 - Luther Vandross, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Louka Katseli, Greek economist and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball player and coach

Births68 years ago
Births68 years ago

1953 - Sebastian Faulks, English journalist and author

Births67 years ago

1955 - Donald Pettit, American engineer and astronaut

Births65 years ago
Births64 years ago

1956 - Peter Chelsom, English film director, writer, and actor

Births64 years ago

1956 - Kakha Bendukidze, Georgian economist and politician

Births64 years ago

1956 - Georgie Glen, Scottish actress

Births64 years ago

1958 - Viacheslav Fetisov, Russian ice hockey player and coach

Births62 years ago

1960 - Debbie Flintoff-King, Australian hurdler and coach

Births60 years ago

1961 - Don Mattingly, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births59 years ago

1961 - Konstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor

Births59 years ago

1961 - Nicholas Lyndhurst, English actor

Births59 years ago

1961 - Paul Usher, English actor

Births59 years ago

1963 - Maurício Gugelmin, Brazilian race car driver

Births57 years ago

1963 - Rachel Whiteread, English sculptor

Births57 years ago

1964 - Crispin Glover, American actor

Births56 years ago

1964 - Andy Serkis, English actor and director

Births56 years ago

1964 - Rosalynn Sumners, American figure skater

Births56 years ago

1965 - Léa Fazer, Swiss film director, screenwriter and actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Adrián Fernández, Mexican race car driver

Births55 years ago

1965 - Rebecca Lacey, English actress

Births55 years ago

1966 - David Chalmers, Australian philosopher and academic

Births54 years ago

1966 - David Filo, American businessman, co-founded Yahoo!

Births54 years ago

1966 - Vincent Riendeau, Canadian ice hockey player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Mike Portnoy, American drummer and songwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Raymond van Barneveld, Dutch darts player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Julia Morris, Australian entertainer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Yelena Välbe, Russian skier and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Roman Virastyuk, Ukrainian shot putter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Felix Baumgartner, Austrian skydiver and BASE jumper

Births51 years ago

1969 - Will Hodgman, Australian politician, 45th Premier of Tasmania

Births51 years ago

1970 - Sarantuya, Mongolian soprano

Births50 years ago

1970 - Avishai Cohen, Israeli singer-songwriter and bassist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Shemar Moore, American actor

Births50 years ago

1971 - Carla Geurts, Dutch swimmer, physiologist, and academic

Births49 years ago

1971 - Allan Houston, American basketball player and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Nikos Kyzeridis, Greek footballer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Lê Huỳnh Đức, Vietnamese footballer, coach, and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Carmen Electra, American model and actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Željko Joksimović, Serbian singer-songwriter and producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Stephen Marley, American singer, guitarist, and producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Julia Peng, Taiwanese singer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Isabel dos Santos, Angolan businesswoman and first African woman billionaire

Births47 years ago

1973 - Lamond Murray, American basketball player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Adrian Ilie, Romanian footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Julie Fernandez, English actress and model

Births46 years ago

1974 - Urmas Paet, Estonian journalist and politician, 26th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births46 years ago

1975 - Killer Mike, American rapper and activist

Births45 years ago

1976 - Aldo Bobadilla, Paraguayan footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Shay Given, Irish footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Chris Mason, Canadian ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ismail Rasheed, Maldivian actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Georgina Rylance, English actress

Births44 years ago

1979 - Stian Barsnes-Simonsen, Norwegian actor and television host

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ludovic Magnin, Swiss footballer and coach

Births41 years ago

1979 - Nate Marquardt, American mixed martial artist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Gunta Baško, Latvian basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jasmin Wagner, German singer and actress

Births40 years ago

1982 - Jacqueline Govaert, Dutch singer-songwriter and pianist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Dario Knežević, Croatian footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Danny Granger, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Miranda Kerr, Australian model

Births37 years ago

1983 - Joanne King, Irish actress

Births37 years ago

1984 - Nelson Évora, Ivorian-Portuguese triple jumper

Births36 years ago

1984 - Bárbara Lennie, Spanish actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Edixon Perea, Colombian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jenna Shoemaker, American triathlete

Births36 years ago

1985 - Curt Hawkins, American wrestler

Births35 years ago

1985 - Brent Seabrook, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1987 - Chun Woo-hee, South Korean actress

Births33 years ago

1988 - Brandon Belt, American baseball player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Cally-Jo, English fine artist and tattoo artist

Births31 years ago
Births31 years ago

1989 - Carlos Valdes, Colombian-American actor and singer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Luhan, Chinese singer and actor

Births30 years ago

1990 - Abby Mavers, English actress

Births30 years ago

1992 - Kristian Álvarez, Mexican footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Marko Meerits, Estonian footballer

Births28 years ago

1995 - Damian McKenzie, New Zealand rugby union player

Births25 years ago

1995 - Jean Marie Dongou, Cameroonian footballer

Births25 years ago

1998 - Zachary Claman DeMelo, Canadian race car driver

Births22 years ago

Deaths

689 - Cædwalla, king of Wessex (b. 659)

Deaths

767 - Taichō, Japanese monk (b. 682)

Deaths

888 - Xi Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 862)

Deaths

1099 - Peter Bartholomew (b. 1061)

Deaths921 years ago
Deaths856 years ago
Deaths844 years ago

1248 - Güyük Khan, Mongol ruler, 3rd Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (b. 1206)

Deaths772 years ago

1284 - Hōjō Tokimune, regent of Japan (b. 1251)

Deaths736 years ago

1314 - Pope Clement V (b. 1264)

Deaths706 years ago

1322 - Simon Rinalducci, Italian Augustinian friar

Deaths698 years ago

1521 - Zhengde, Chinese emperor (b. 1491)

Deaths499 years ago

1534 - Elizabeth Barton, English nun and martyr (b. 1506)

Deaths486 years ago

1558 - Johannes Bugenhagen, German priest and theologian (b. 1485)

Deaths462 years ago

1643 - Christoph Demantius, German composer and poet (b. 1567)

Deaths377 years ago

1703 - Lancelot Addison, English clergyman and educator (b. 1632)

Deaths317 years ago

1769 - Chief Pontiac, American tribal leader (b. 1720)

Deaths251 years ago

1831 - John Abernethy, English surgeon and anatomist (b. 1764)

Deaths189 years ago

1873 - William Tite, English architect, designed the Royal Exchange (b. 1798)

Deaths147 years ago

1874 - Alexander H. Bailey, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1817)

Deaths146 years ago

1881 - William Burges, English architect and designer (b. 1827)

Deaths139 years ago

1887 - Muhammad Sharif Pasha, Greek-Egyptian politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1826)

Deaths133 years ago

1899 - Joseph Wolf, German ornithologist and illustrator (b. 1820)

Deaths121 years ago

1902 - Joaquim de Sousa Andrade, Brazilian poet and educator (b. 1833)

Deaths118 years ago

1912 - Bram Stoker, Anglo-Irish novelist and critic, created Count Dracula (b. 1847)

Deaths108 years ago

1918 - Karl Ferdinand Braun, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1850)

Deaths102 years ago

1927 - Enrique Simonet, Spanish painter and educator (b. 1866)

Deaths93 years ago
Deaths91 years ago

1931 - Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, 5th Baronet, Scottish-English fencer and businessman (b. 1862)

Deaths89 years ago

1932 - Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1858)

Deaths88 years ago

1935 - John Cameron, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1872)

Deaths85 years ago

1935 - Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, English fashion designer (b. 1863)

Deaths85 years ago

1942 - Jüri Jaakson, Estonian businessman and politician, 6th State Elder of Estonia (b. 1870)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - Elmer Gedeon, American baseball player and pilot (b. 1917)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Erwin Bumke, Polish-German jurist and politician (b. 1874)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Mae Busch, Australian actress (b. 1891)

Deaths74 years ago
Deaths73 years ago

1951 - Ivanoe Bonomi, Italian politician, 25th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)

Deaths69 years ago

1961 - Ado Vabbe, Estonian painter (b. 1892)

Deaths59 years ago

1967 - Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1896)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Rudolph Dirks, German-American illustrator (b. 1877)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Vjekoslav Luburić, Croatian war criminal and Porajmos perpetrator (b. 1911)

Deaths51 years ago

1980 - M. Canagaratnam, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1924)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Archibald MacLeish, American poet, playwright, and lawyer (b. 1892)

Deaths38 years ago

1986 - Sibte Hassan, Pakistani journalist, scholar, and activist (b. 1916)

Deaths34 years ago

1991 - Steve Marriott, English singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1947)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Don Siegel, American director and producer (b. 1912)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Marjorie Gestring, American springboard diver (b. 1922)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Benny Hill, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1924)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Cantinflas, Mexican actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1911)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Milovan Đilas, Yugoslav communist, politician, theorist and author (b. 1911)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Trần Văn Trà, Vietnamese general and politician (b. 1918)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Casualties of the Columbine High School massacre: Cassie Bernall, American student (b. 1981)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Casualties of the Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris, American student and murderer (b. 1981)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Casualties of the Columbine High School massacre: Dylan Klebold, American student and murderer (b. 1981)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Casualties of the Columbine High School massacre: Rachel Scott, American student, inspired the Rachel's Challenge (b. 1981)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Rick Rude, American wrestler (b. 1958)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1946)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Alan Dale, American singer (b. 1925)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1976)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Bernard Katz, German-English biophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Lizzy Mercier Descloux, French musician, singer-songwriter, composer, actress, writer and painter (b. 1956)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Fumio Niwa, Japanese journalist and author (b. 1904)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Andrew Hill, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1931)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Michael Fu Tieshan, Chinese bishop (b. 1931)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Monica Lovinescu, Romanian journalist and author (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Dorothy Height, American educator and activist (b. 1912)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Tim Hetherington, English photographer and journalist (b. 1970)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Bert Weedon, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2014 - Mithat Bayrak, Turkish wrestler and trainer (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Rubin Carter, American-Canadian boxer (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Neville Wran, Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2016 - Chyna, American wrestler (b. 1969)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Victoria Wood, British comedian, actress and writer (b. 1953)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Cuba Gooding Sr., American singer and actor (b. 1944)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Avicii, Swedish DJ and musician (b. 1989)

Deaths2 years ago

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