Holidays and observances

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

Events

43 BC - Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.

Events

900 - The Laguna Copperplate Inscription (the earliest known written document found in what is now the Philippines): the Commander-in-Chief of the Kingdom of Tondo, as represented by the Honourable Jayadewa, Lord Minister of Pailah, pardons from all debt the Honourable Namwaran and his relations.

Events

1092 - The Diocese of Pisa is elevated to the rank of metropolitan archdiocese by Pope Urban II

Events928 years ago

1506 - The three-day Lisbon Massacre comes to an end with the slaughter of over 1,900 suspected Jews by Portuguese Catholics.

Events514 years ago

1509 - Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.

Events511 years ago

1526 - The last ruler of the Lodi dynasty, Ibrahim Lodi is defeated and killed by Babur in the First Battle of Panipat.

Events494 years ago

1615 - The Wignacourt Aqueduct is inaugurated in Malta.

Events405 years ago

1782 - The city of Rattanakosin, now known internationally as Bangkok, is founded on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke.

Events238 years ago
Events228 years ago

1802 - Twelve thousand Wahhabis under Abdul-Aziz bin Muhammad, invaded city of Karbala, killed over three thousand inhabitants, and sacked the city.

Events218 years ago

1806 - Action of 21 April 1806: A French frigate escapes British forces off the coast of South Africa.

Events214 years ago

1809 - Two Austrian army corps are driven from Landshut by a First French Empire army led by Napoleon as two French corps to the north hold off the main Austrian army on the first day of the Battle of Eckmühl.

Events211 years ago

1821 - Benderli Ali Pasha arrives in Constantinople as the new Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire; he remains in power for only nine days before being sent into exile.

Events199 years ago

1836 - Texas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto: Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.

Events184 years ago

1856 - Australian labour movement: Stonemasons and building workers on building sites around Melbourne march from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an eight-hour day.

Events164 years ago

1894 - Norway formally adopts the Krag–Jørgensen bolt-action rifle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would remain in service for almost 50 years.

Events126 years ago

1898 - Spanish–American War: The United States Navy begins a blockade of Cuban ports. When the U.S. Congress issued a declaration of war on April 25, it declared that a state of war had existed from this date.

Events122 years ago

1914 - Ypiranga incident: A German arms shipment to Mexico is intercepted by the U.S. Navy near Veracruz.

Events106 years ago

1918 - World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, better known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.

Events102 years ago

1926 - Al-Baqi cemetery, former site of the mausoleum of four Shi'a Imams, is leveled to the ground by Wahhabis.

Events94 years ago

1934 - The "Surgeon's Photograph", the most famous photo allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster, is published in the Daily Mail (in 1999, it is revealed to be a hoax).

Events86 years ago

1945 - World War II: Soviet forces south of Berlin at Zossen attack the German High Command headquarters.

Events75 years ago
Events72 years ago

1952 - Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.

Events68 years ago

1960 - Brasília, Brazil's capital, is officially inaugurated. At 09:30, the Three Powers of the Republic are simultaneously transferred from the old capital, Rio de Janeiro.

Events60 years ago

1962 - The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World's Fair in the United States since World War II.

Events58 years ago

1963 - The first election of the Universal House of Justice is held, marking its establishment as the supreme governing institution of the Bahá'í Faith.

Events57 years ago

1964 - A Transit-5bn satellite fails to reach orbit after launch; as it re-enters the atmosphere, 2.1 pounds (0.95 kg) of radioactive plutonium in its SNAP RTG power source is widely dispersed.

Events56 years ago

1965 - The 1964–1965 New York World's Fair opens for its second and final season.

Events55 years ago

1966 - Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.

Events54 years ago

1967 - A few days before the general election in Greece, Colonel George Papadopoulos leads a coup d'état, establishing a military regime that lasts for seven years.

Events53 years ago

1975 - Vietnam War: President of South Vietnam Nguyễn Văn Thiệu flees Saigon, as Xuân Lộc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.

Events45 years ago

1977 - Annie opens on Broadway.

Events43 years ago

1982 - Baseball: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.

Events38 years ago

1985 - The compound of the militant group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord surrenders to federal authorities in Arkansas after a two-day government siege.

Events35 years ago

1987 - The Tamil Tigers are blamed for a car bomb that detonates in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo, killing 106 people.

Events33 years ago

1989 - Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.

Events31 years ago

1989 - Nintendo launched the original Game Boy in Japan. The portable video game system had four Japanese launch titlesl; Super Mario Land, Alleyway, Baseball, and Yakuman.

Events31 years ago

1993 - The Supreme Court in La Paz, Bolivia, sentences former dictator Luis García Meza to 30 years in jail without parole for murder, theft, fraud and violating the constitution.

Events27 years ago

2004 - Five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160.

Events16 years ago

2010 - The controversial Kharkiv Pact (Russian Ukrainian Naval Base for Gas Treaty) is signed in Kharkiv, Ukraine, by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev; it was unilaterally terminated by Russia on March 31, 2014.

Events10 years ago

2012 - Two trains are involved in a head-on collision near Sloterdijk, Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, injuring 116 people.

Events8 years ago

2014 - The American city of Flint, Michigan switches its water source to the Flint River, beginning the ongoing Flint water crisis which has caused lead poisoning in up to 12,000 people, and 15 deaths from Legionnaires disease, ultimately leading to criminal indictments against 15 people, five of whom have been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Events6 years ago

2019 - Eight bombs explode at churches, hotels, and other locations in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, more than 200 people were killed.

Events1 years ago

Births

Births888 years ago

1488 - Ulrich von Hutten, German religious reformer (d. 1523)

Births532 years ago

1523 - Marco Antonio Bragadin, Venetian lawyer and military officer (d. 1571)

Births497 years ago

1555 - Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter and etcher (d. 1619)

Births465 years ago

1619 - Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch founder of Cape Town (d. 1677)

Births401 years ago

1630 - Pieter Gerritsz van Roestraten, Dutch-English painter (d. 1700)

Births390 years ago

1631 - Francesco Maidalchini, Catholic cardinal (d. 1700)

Births389 years ago

1642 - Simon de la Loubère, French mathematician, poet, and diplomat (d. 1729)

Births378 years ago

1651 - Joseph Vaz, Sri Lankan priest, missionary, and saint (d. 1711)

Births369 years ago

1652 - Michel Rolle, French mathematician and academic (d. 1719)

Births368 years ago

1671 - John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)

Births349 years ago
Births347 years ago

1713 - Louis de Noailles, French general (d. 1793)

Births307 years ago

1730 - Antonín Kammel, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1788)

Births290 years ago

1752 - Pierre-Alexandre-Laurent Forfait, French engineer, hydrographer, and politician, French Minister of Marine and the Colonies (d. 1807)

Births268 years ago

1752 - Humphry Repton, English gardener and author (d. 1818)

Births268 years ago

1774 - Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1862)

Births246 years ago

1775 - Alexander Anderson, Scottish-American illustrator and engraver (d. 1870)

Births245 years ago

1790 - Manuel Blanco Encalada, Spanish-Chilean admiral and politician, 1st President of Chile (d. 1876)

Births230 years ago

1810 - John Putnam Chapin, American politician, 10th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1864)

Births210 years ago

1811 - Alson Sherman, American merchant and politician, 8th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1903)

Births209 years ago

1814 - Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts, English art collector and philanthropist (d. 1906)

Births206 years ago

1816 - Charlotte Brontë, Cornish-English novelist and poet (d. 1855)

Births204 years ago

1837 - Fredrik Bajer, Danish lieutenant and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1922)

Births183 years ago

1838 - John Muir, Scottish-American environmentalist and author (d. 1914)

Births182 years ago

1851 - Charles Barrois, French geologist and palaeontologist (d. 1939)

Births169 years ago

1854 - William Stang, German-American bishop (d. 1907)

Births166 years ago

1864 - Max Weber, German economist and sociologist (d. 1920)

Births156 years ago

1868 - Alfred Henry Maurer, American painter (d. 1932)

Births152 years ago

1870 - Edwin Stanton Porter, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1941)

Births150 years ago

1874 - Vincent Scotto, French actor and composer (d. 1952)

Births146 years ago

1882 - Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Tatu Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (d. 1967)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Joe McCarthy, American baseball player and manager (d. 1978)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Marcel Boussac, French businessman (d. 1980)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Paul Karrer, Russian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Efrem Zimbalist, Sr., Russian-American violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1985)

Births131 years ago

1892 - Freddie Dixon, English motorcycle racer and racing driver (d. 1956)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Romeo Bertini, Italian runner (d. 1973)

Births127 years ago

1898 - Maurice Wilson, English soldier, pilot, and mountaineer (d. 1934)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Randall Thompson, American composer and academic (d. 1984)

Births121 years ago

1903 - Luis Saslavsky, Argentinian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Jean Hélion, French painter (d. 1987)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Odilo Globocnik, Italian-Austrian SS officer (d. 1945)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Pat Brown, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Governor of California (d. 1996)

Births115 years ago

1911 - Ivan Combe, American businessman, developed Clearasil (d. 2000)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Kemal Satır, Turkish physician and politician (d. 1991)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Eve Arnold, Russian-American photojournalist (d. 2012)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Marcel Camus, French director and screenwriter (d. 1982)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Norman Parkinson, English photographer (d. 1990)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Angelo Savoldi, Italian-American wrestler and promoter, co-founded International World Class Championship Wrestling (d. 2013)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Garrett Hardin, American ecologist, author, and academic (d. 2003)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Anthony Quinn, Mexican-American actor (d. 2001)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Estella B. Diggs, American businesswoman and politician (d. 2013)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Eddy Christiani, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Don Cornell, American singer and trumpet player (d. 2004)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Roger Doucet, Canadian tenor (d. 1981)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Licio Gelli, Italian financer (d. 2015)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d. 1991)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist and screenwriter (d. 1987)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Allan Watkins, Welsh-English cricketer (d. 2011)

Births98 years ago

1923 - John Mortimer, English lawyer and author (d. 2009)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Ira Louvin, American singer-songwriter and mandolin player (d. 1965)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Anthony Mason, Australian soldier and judge, 9th Chief Justice of Australia

Births95 years ago

1925 - John Swinton of Kimmerghame, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire (d. 2018)

Births95 years ago
Births94 years ago

1926 - Arthur Rowley, English footballer, cricketer, and manager (d. 2002)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Ahmed Arif, Turkish poet and author (d. 1991)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Jack Evans, Welsh-Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Hilda Hilst, Brazilian author, poet, and playwright (d. 2004)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (d. 1989)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Dieter Roth, German-Swiss illustrator and sculptor (d. 1998)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Jack Taylor, English footballer and referee (d. 2012)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Slide Hampton, African-American trombonist and composer

Births88 years ago

1932 - Elaine May, American actress, comedian, director, and screenwriter

Births88 years ago

1932 - Angela Mortimer, English tennis player

Births88 years ago

1933 - Edelmiro Amante, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Easley Blackwood, Jr., American pianist, composer, and educator

Births87 years ago

1933 - Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Iraqi patriarch (d. 2014)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Charles Grodin, American actor and talk show host

Births85 years ago

1935 - Thomas Kean, American academic and politician, 48th Governor of New Jersey

Births85 years ago

1936 - James Dobson, American evangelist, psychologist, and author, founded Focus on the Family

Births84 years ago

1936 - Reg Fleming, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2009)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Gary Peters, American baseball player

Births83 years ago

1937 - Ben Zinn, Israeli-born American academic and former international soccer player

Births83 years ago

1939 - John McCabe, English pianist and composer (d. 2015)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Sister Helen Prejean, American nun, activist, and author

Births81 years ago

1939 - Reni Santoni, American actor

Births81 years ago

1940 - Jacques Caron, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births80 years ago

1940 - Souleymane Cissé, Malian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births80 years ago

1941 - David L. Boren, American lawyer and politician, 21st Governor of Oklahoma

Births79 years ago

1942 - Geoffrey Palmer, New Zealand politician, 33rd Prime Minister of New Zealand

Births78 years ago

1945 - Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan, Indian cricketer and umpire

Births75 years ago

1945 - Mark Wainberg, Canadian researcher and HIV/AIDS activist (d. 2017)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Diana Darvey, English actress, singer and dancer (d. 2000)

Births75 years ago

1947 - Al Bumbry, American baseball player

Births73 years ago

1947 - Iggy Pop, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births73 years ago

1947 - John Weider, English bass player

Births73 years ago

1948 - Gary Condit, American businessman and politician

Births72 years ago

1948 - Paul Davis, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2008)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Josef Flammer, Swiss ophthalmologist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Dieter Fromm, German runner

Births72 years ago

1949 - Patti LuPone, American actress and singer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Shivaji Satam, Indian actor

Births70 years ago

1951 - Tony Danza, American actor and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Michael Freedman, American mathematician and academic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Bob Varsha, American sportscaster

Births69 years ago

1951 - Steve Vickers, Canadian ice hockey player

Births69 years ago

1952 - Gerald Early, American author and academic

Births68 years ago

1952 - Cheryl Gillan, British businesswoman and politician, Secretary of State for Wales

Births68 years ago

1953 - John Brumby, Australian politician, 45th Premier of Victoria

Births67 years ago

1954 - Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births66 years ago

1954 - James Morrison, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births66 years ago

1955 - Murathan Mungan, Turkish author, poet, and playwright

Births65 years ago

1955 - Doug Soetaert, Canadian ice hockey player

Births65 years ago

1956 - Peter Kosminsky, English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Phillip Longman, German-American demographer and journalist

Births64 years ago

1957 - Hervé Le Tellier, French linguist and author

Births63 years ago

1957 - Jesse Orosco, American baseball player

Births63 years ago

1957 - Herbert Wetterauer, German painter, sculptor, and author

Births63 years ago

1958 - Andie MacDowell, American model, actress, and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Yoshito Usui, Japanese illustrator (d. 2009)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Michael Zarnock, American author

Births62 years ago

1959 - Tim Jacobus, American illustrator and painter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Olga Kuragina, Russian pentathlete

Births61 years ago

1959 - Arno Pijpers, Dutch footballer and coach

Births61 years ago

1959 - Robert Smith, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births61 years ago

1960 - Michel Goulet, Canadian ice hockey player and scout

Births60 years ago

1960 - Julius Korir, Kenyan runner

Births60 years ago

1961 - Cathy Cavadini, American voice actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Carey Hayes, American screenwriter and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Chad Hayes, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Neale Marmon, English-German footballer, coach, and manager

Births59 years ago

1961 - David Servan-Schreiber, French physician, neuroscientist, and author (d. 2011)

Births59 years ago

1962 - Les Lancaster, American baseball player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Craig Robinson, American basketball player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Aavo Sarap, Estonian footballer and coach

Births58 years ago

1963 - Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (d. 2004)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Roy Dupuis, Canadian actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - John Cameron Mitchell, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1964 - Alex Baumann, Czech-Canadian swimmer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ludmila Engquist, Russian-Swedish hurdler

Births56 years ago

1965 - Ed Belfour, Canadian ice hockey player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Karen Foster, American model and actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Gary Grant, American basketball player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Thomas Helmer, German footballer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Fiona Kelleghan, American academic, critic and librarian

Births55 years ago

1967 - Emilio Valle, Cuban hurdler

Births53 years ago

1968 - Peter van Vossen, Dutch footballer and coach

Births52 years ago

1969 - John Kibowen, Kenyan runner

Births51 years ago

1969 - Toby Stephens, English actor

Births51 years ago

1970 - Jeff Anderson, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Glen Hansard, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Rob Riggle, American actor and comedian

Births50 years ago

1970 - Nicole Sullivan, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Axl Rotten, American wrestler (d. 2016)

Births49 years ago

1971 - Michael Turner, American author and illustrator (d. 2008)

Births49 years ago

1972 - Richard Chelimo, Kenyan runner (d. 2001)

Births48 years ago

1972 - Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Steve Backshall, English naturalist, writer, and television presenter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian hurdler and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Maksim Gruznov, Estonian footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Orlando Jordan, American wrestler

Births46 years ago

1974 - David Peachey, Australian rugby league player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Danyon Loader, New Zealand swimmer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Rommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Petero Civoniceva, Fijian-Australian rugby league player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Gyula Koi, Hungarian scholar and educator

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jamie Salé, Canadian figure skater

Births43 years ago

1978 - Jacob Burns, Australian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jukka Nevalainen, Finnish drummer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Yuliya Pechonkina, Russian hurdler

Births42 years ago

1979 - Virginie Basselot, French chef

Births41 years ago

1979 - Tobias Linderoth, French-Swedish footballer and coach

Births41 years ago

1979 - James McAvoy, Scottish actor

Births41 years ago

1980 - Jeff Keppinger, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Tony Romo, American football player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Mads Junker, Danish footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Khalif Barnes, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Micheal Luck, Australian rugby league player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Carnell Williams, American football player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Paweł Brożek, Polish footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Marco Donadel, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Shayna Fox, American voice actress

Births36 years ago

1986 - Audra Cohen, American tennis player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Alexander Edler, Swedish ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Rodney Stuckey, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Mirko Valdifiori, Italian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Nadif Chowdhury, Bangladeshi cricketer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Eric Devendorf, American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Leroy George, Dutch footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Anastasia Prikhodko, Ukrainian singer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Jencarlos Canela, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births32 years ago

1988 - Pedro Mosquera, Spanish footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Adam Rooney, Irish footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Tatyana McFadden, Russian-American sprinter and skier

Births31 years ago

1989 - Carlos Muñoz, Chilean footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Aleksandar Prijović, Swiss-born Serbian footballer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Isco, Spanish footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Rene Santos, Brazilian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Joc Pederson, American baseball player

Births28 years ago

1994 - Mitchell Weiser, German footballer

Births26 years ago

Deaths

234 - Emperor Xian of Han, Chinese emperor (b. 181)

Deaths

586 - Liuvigild, king of the Visigoths

Deaths

847 - Odgar, Frankish archbishop of Mainz

Deaths

866 - Bardas, de facto regent of the Byzantine Empire

Deaths

941 - Bajkam, de facto regent of the Abbasid Caliphate

Deaths
Deaths947 years ago

1109 - Anselm of Canterbury, Italian-English archbishop and saint (b. 1033)

Deaths911 years ago

1136 - Stephen, Count of Tréguier Breton noblemen (b. c. 1058/62)

Deaths884 years ago

1142 - Peter Abelard, French philosopher and theologian (b. 1079)

Deaths878 years ago

1213 - Maria of Montpellier, Lady of Montpellier, Queen of Aragon (b. 1182)

Deaths807 years ago
Deaths691 years ago

1400 - John Wittlebury, English politician (b. 1333)

Deaths620 years ago
Deaths511 years ago

1557 - Petrus Apianus, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1495)

Deaths463 years ago
Deaths446 years ago

1591 - Sen no Rikyū, Japanese exponent of the tea ceremony (b. 1522)

Deaths429 years ago

1650 - Yagyū Jūbei Mitsuyoshi, Japanese samurai (b. 1607)

Deaths370 years ago

1668 - Jan Boeckhorst, Flemish painter (b. c. 1604)

Deaths352 years ago

1699 - Jean Racine, French playwright and poet (b. 1639)

Deaths321 years ago

1719 - Philippe de La Hire, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1640)

Deaths301 years ago

1720 - Antoine Hamilton, Irish-French soldier and author (b. 1646)

Deaths300 years ago

1722 - Robert Beverley, Jr., English historian and author (b. 1673)

Deaths298 years ago
Deaths284 years ago

1740 - Thomas Tickell, English poet and author (b. 1685)

Deaths280 years ago

1758 - Francesco Zerafa, Maltese architect (b. 1679)

Deaths262 years ago

1815 - Joseph Winston, American soldier and politician (b. 1746)

Deaths205 years ago

1825 - Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician and academic (b. 1765)

Deaths195 years ago

1852 - Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (b. 1787)

Deaths168 years ago

1863 - Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet, Irish politician (b. 1782)

Deaths157 years ago

1900 - Vikramatji Khimojiraj, Indian ruler (b. 1819)

Deaths120 years ago

1910 - Mark Twain, American novelist, humorist, and critic (b. 1835)

Deaths110 years ago

1918 - Manfred von Richthofen, German captain and pilot (b. 1892)

Deaths102 years ago

1924 - Eleonora Duse, Italian actress (b. 1858)

Deaths96 years ago

1930 - Robert Bridges, English poet and author (b. 1844)

Deaths90 years ago

1932 - Friedrich Gustav Piffl, Bohemian cardinal (b. 1864)

Deaths88 years ago

1938 - Muhammad Iqbal, Indian-Pakistani philosopher and poet (b. 1877)

Deaths82 years ago

1941 - Fritz Manteuffel, German gymnast (b. 1875)

Deaths79 years ago

1945 - Walter Model, German field marshal (b. 1891)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - John Maynard Keynes, English economist and philosopher (b. 1883)

Deaths74 years ago

1948 - Aldo Leopold, American ecologist and author (b. 1887)

Deaths72 years ago

1952 - Leslie Banks, American actor, director and producer (b. 1890)

Deaths68 years ago

1954 - Emil Leon Post, Polish-American mathematician and logician (b. 1897)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1895)

Deaths64 years ago

1965 - Edward Victor Appleton, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)

Deaths55 years ago

1971 - François Duvalier, Haitian physician and politician, 40th President of Haiti (b. 1907)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Arthur Fadden, Australian accountant and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Kemal Tahir, Turkish journalist and author (b. 1910)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Chic Harley, American football player (b. 1894)

Deaths46 years ago

1977 - Gummo Marx, American vaudevillian and talent agent (b. 1893)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Sandy Denny, English singer-songwriter (b.1947)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Thomas Wyatt Turner, American biologist and academic (b. 1877)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Alexander Oparin, Russian biochemist and academic (b. 1894)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Sohrab Sepehri, Iranian poet and painter (b. 1928)

Deaths40 years ago

1983 - Walter Slezak, Austrian-American actor and singer (b. 1902)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Marcel Janco, Romanian-Israeli artist (b. 1895)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian engineer and mountaineer (b. 1943)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Rudi Gernreich, Austrian-American fashion designer, created the monokini (b. 1922)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Tancredo Neves, Brazilian banker and politician, Prime Minister of Brazil (b. 1910)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Marjorie Eaton, American painter and actress (b. 1901)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Salah Jahin, Egyptian poet, playwright, and composer (b. 1930)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Gustav Bergmann, Austrian-American philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1906)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - James Kirkwood, Jr., American actor, playwright, and author (b. 1924)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Erté, Russian-French illustrator (b. 1892)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Willi Boskovsky, Austrian violinist and conductor (b. 1909)

Deaths29 years ago

1996 - Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-born American engineer and racing driver (b. 1909)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Dzhokhar Dudayev, Chechen general and politician, 1st President of Ichkeria (b. 1944)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Abdul Hafeez Kardar, Pakistani cricketer (b. 1925)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Jimmy Snyder, American sportscaster (b. 1919)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Jean-François Lyotard, French sociologist and philosopher (b. 1924)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Buddy Rogers, American actor (b. 1904)

Deaths21 years ago

2003 - Nina Simone, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and activist (b. 1933)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Mary McGrory, American journalist (b. 1918)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Gerry Marshall, English race car driver and journalist (b. 1941)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Johnny Checketts, New Zealand commander and pilot (b. 1912)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - T. K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Telê Santana, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1931)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Lobby Loyde, Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1941)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Vivian Maier, American photographer (b. 1926)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish businessman, seventh President of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1920)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Kanagaratnam Sriskandan, Sri Lankan-English engineer and civil servant (b. 1930)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Catharina Halkes, Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Doris Betts, American author and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Charles Colson, American lawyer and activist, founded Prison Fellowship (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Albert Falco, French captain and diver (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Charles Higham, English-American author and poet (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jerry Toppazzini, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1959)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Shakuntala Devi, Indian mathematician and astrologer (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Leopold Engleitner, Austrian Holocaust survivor, author, and educator (b. 1905)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gordon D. Gayle, American general and historian (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Herb Gray, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Janet Gray Hayes, American politician, 60th Mayor of San Jose (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - George H. Heilmeier, American engineer (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Win Tin, Burmese journalist and politician, co-founded the National League for Democracy (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - M. H. Abrams, American author, critic, and academic (b. 1912)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Steve Byrnes, American sportscaster and producer (b. 1959)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - John Moshoeu, South African footballer and manager (b. 1965)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, Indian politician, Governor of Assam (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Sydney Valpy Radley-Walters, Canadian general (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Betsy von Furstenberg, German-American actress (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Prince, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (b. 1958)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Ugo Ehiogu, English footballer (b. 1972)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Verne Troyer, American actor (b. 1969)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Nabi Tajima, Japanese supercentenarian, oldest Japanese and Asian person ever, last verified person born in the 19th century (b. 1900)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Polly Higgins, Scottish barrister, author and environmental lobbyist, (b. 1968)

Deaths1 years ago

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