Holidays and observances

Discovery Day (Brazil)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

From 2018 onwards, a national day of commemoration for the murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence (United Kingdom)

Holidays and observances

Events

238 - Year of the Six Emperors: The Roman Senate outlaws emperor Maximinus Thrax for his bloodthirsty proscriptions in Rome and nominates two of its members, Pupienus and Balbinus, to the throne.

Events

1500 - Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.

Events520 years ago

1519 - Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés establishes a settlement at Veracruz, Mexico.

Events501 years ago

1529 - Treaty of Zaragoza divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues (1,250 kilometres (780 mi)) east of the Moluccas.

Events491 years ago

1622 - The Capture of Ormuz by the East India Company ends Portuguese control of Hormuz Island.

Events398 years ago

1809 - The second day of the Battle of Eckmühl: The Austrian army is defeated by the First French Empire army led by Napoleon and driven over the Danube in Regensburg.

Events211 years ago

1836 - Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston identify Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna among the captives of the battle when some of his fellow soldiers mistakenly give away his identity.

Events184 years ago

1864 - The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.

Events156 years ago

1876 - The first game in the history of the National League was played at the Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia. This game is often pointed to as the beginning of the MLB.

Events144 years ago

1889 - At noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Rush of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000.

Events131 years ago

1898 - Spanish–American War: The USS Nashville captures a Spanish merchant ship.

Events122 years ago

1906 - The 1906 Intercalated Games, now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, open in Athens.

Events114 years ago

1915 - The use of poison gas in World War I escalates when chlorine gas is released as a chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres.

Events105 years ago

1930 - The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.

Events90 years ago

1944 - The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters stage the first use of helicopters in combat with combat search and rescue operations in the China Burma India Theater.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: Operation Persecution is initiated: Allied forces land in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: In Greenland, the Allied Sledge Patrol attack the German Bassgeiger weather station.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. Five hundred twenty are killed and around eighty escape.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Führerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse.

Events75 years ago
Events72 years ago
Events69 years ago

1954 - Red Scare: Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army–McCarthy hearings begins.

Events66 years ago

1969 - British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston wins the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race and completes the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.

Events51 years ago

1970 - The first Earth Day is celebrated.

Events50 years ago

1972 - Vietnam War: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts anti-war protests in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.

Events48 years ago

1977 - Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic.

Events43 years ago

1983 - The German magazine Stern claims the "Hitler Diaries" had been found in wreckage in East Germany; the diaries are subsequently revealed to be forgeries.

Events37 years ago

1992 - In a series of explosions in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless.

Events28 years ago

1993 - Eighteen-year-old Stephen Lawrence is murdered in a racially motivated attack while waiting for a bus in Well Hall, Eltham.

Events27 years ago

1997 - Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria where 93 villagers are killed.

Events23 years ago

2000 - In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami.

Events20 years ago

2004 - Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.

Events16 years ago

2005 - Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologizes for Japan's war record.

Events15 years ago

2008 - The United States Air Force retires the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service.

Events12 years ago

2013 - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest and charge two men with plotting to disrupt a Toronto area train service in a plot claimed to be backed by Al-Qaeda elements.

Events7 years ago

2014 - More than 60 people are killed and 80 are seriously injured in a train crash in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Katanga Province.

Events6 years ago

2016 - The Paris Agreement is signed, an agreement to help fight global warming.

Events4 years ago

2019 - A magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes the main Philippines island of Luzon, killing at least 8 people.

Events1 years ago

Births

1412 - Reinhard III, Count of Hanau (1451–1452) (d. 1452)

Births608 years ago
Births576 years ago
Births569 years ago

1518 - Antoine of Navarre (d. 1562)

Births502 years ago

1592 - Wilhelm Schickard, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1635)

Births428 years ago
Births410 years ago

1658 - Giuseppe Torelli, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1709)

Births362 years ago
Births330 years ago

1707 - Henry Fielding, English novelist and playwright (d. 1754)

Births313 years ago

1711 - Paul II Anton, Prince Esterházy, Austrian soldier (d. 1762)

Births309 years ago

1724 - Immanuel Kant, German anthropologist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1804)

Births296 years ago

1732 - John Johnson, English architect and surveyor (d. 1814)

Births288 years ago

1744 - James Sullivan, American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1808)

Births276 years ago

1757 - Alessandro Rolla, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1841)

Births263 years ago

1766 - Germaine de Staël, French author and political philosopher (d. 1817)

Births254 years ago

1812 - Solomon Caesar Malan, Swiss-English orientalist (d. 1894)

Births208 years ago

1816 - Charles-Denis Bourbaki, French general (d. 1897)

Births204 years ago

1830 - Emily Davies, British suffragist and educator, co-founder and an early Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge University

Births190 years ago

1832 - Julius Sterling Morton, American journalist and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 1902)

Births188 years ago

1844 - Lewis Powell, American soldier, attempted assassin of William H. Seward (d. 1865)

Births176 years ago
Births168 years ago

1854 - Henri La Fontaine, Belgian lawyer and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)

Births166 years ago

1860 - Ada Rehan, Irish-American actress (d. 1916)

Births160 years ago

1870 - Vladimir Lenin, Russian revolutionary and founder of Soviet Russia (d. 1924)

Births150 years ago
Births148 years ago

1873 - Ellen Glasgow, American author (d. 1945)

Births147 years ago

1876 - Róbert Bárány, Austrian-Swedish otologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)

Births144 years ago

1876 - Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler and strongman (d. 1920)

Births144 years ago

1879 - Bernhard Gregory, Estonian-German chess player (d. 1939)

Births141 years ago

1884 - Otto Rank, Austrian-American psychologist and academic (d. 1939)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Izidor Cankar, Slovenian historian, author, and diplomat (d. 1958)

Births134 years ago

1889 - Richard Glücks, German SS officer (d. 1945)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Laura Gilpin, American photographer (d. 1979)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (d. 1965)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Harold Jeffreys, English mathematician, geophysicist, and astronomer (d. 1989)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Nicola Sacco, Italian-American anarchist (d. 1927)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Vernon Johns, African-American minister and activist (d. 1965)

Births128 years ago

1899 - Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-born novelist and critic (d. 1977)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Nellie Beer, British politician, Lord Mayor of Manchester from 1966–67 (d. 1988)

Births120 years ago

1904 - J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist and academic (d. 1967)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Robert Choquette, American-Canadian author, poet, and diplomat (d. 1991)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Eric Fenby, English composer and educator (d. 1997)

Births114 years ago
Births114 years ago

1908 - Ivan Yefremov, Russian paleontologist and author (d. 1972)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Rita Levi-Montalcini, Sephardic Jewish-Italian neurologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (d. 2001)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Spyros Markezinis, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2000)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Norman Steenrod, American mathematician and academic (d. 1971)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Kathleen Ferrier, English operatic singer (d. 1953)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Kaneto Shindo, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Baldev Raj Chopra, Indian director and producer (d. 2008)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Jan de Hartog, Dutch-American author and playwright (d. 2002)

Births106 years ago

1914 - José Quiñones Gonzales, Peruvian soldier and pilot (d. 1941)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Michael Wittmann, German SS officer (d. 1944)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Hanfried Lenz, German mathematician and academic (d. 2013)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Yehudi Menuhin, American-Swiss violinist and conductor (d. 1999)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina (d. 2016)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Sidney Nolan, Australian painter (d. 1992)

Births103 years ago

1918 - William Jay Smith, American poet and academic (d. 2015)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Mickey Vernon, American baseball player and coach (d. 2008)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Donald J. Cram, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Carl Lindner, Jr., American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2011)

Births101 years ago

1922 - Richard Diebenkorn, American soldier and painter (d. 1993)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Charles Mingus, American bassist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1979)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Wolf V. Vishniac, American microbiologist and academic (d. 1973)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Peter Kane Dufault, American soldier, pilot, and poet (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Bettie Page, American model and actress (d. 2008)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Aaron Spelling, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Nam Duck-woo, South Korean politician, 12th Prime Minister of South Korea (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Charlotte Rae, American actress and singer (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1926 - James Stirling, Scottish architect, designed the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and Seeley Historical Library (d. 1992)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Laurel Aitken, Cuban-Jamaican singer (d. 2005)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Michael Atiyah, English-Lebanese mathematician and academic (d. 2019)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Robert Wade-Gery, English diplomat, British High Commissioner to India (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Enno Penno, Estonian politician, Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1931 - John Buchanan, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Premier of Nova Scotia

Births89 years ago

1931 - Ronald Hynd, English dancer and choreographer

Births89 years ago

1933 - Anthony Llewellyn, Welsh-American chemist and astronaut (d. 2013)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Christopher Ball, English linguist and academic

Births85 years ago

1935 - Paul Chambers, African-American bassist and composer (d. 1969)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Bhama Srinivasan, Indian-American mathematician and academic

Births85 years ago

1936 - Glen Campbell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2017)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Pierre Hétu, Canadian pianist and conductor (d. 1998)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Jack Nicholson, American actor and producer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Jack Nitzsche, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and conductor (d. 2000)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Alan Bond, English-Australian businessman (d. 2015)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Gani Fawehinmi, Nigerian lawyer and activist (d. 2009)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Issey Miyake, Japanese fashion designer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Adam Raphael, English journalist and author

Births82 years ago

1939 - Mel Carter. American singer and actor

Births81 years ago

1939 - John Foley, English general and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey

Births81 years ago

1939 - Ray Guy, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jason Miller, American actor and playwright (d. 2001)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Theodor Waigel, German lawyer and politician, German Federal Minister of Finance

Births81 years ago
Births79 years ago

1942 - Giorgio Agamben, Italian philosopher and academic

Births78 years ago

1942 - Mary Prior, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Bristol

Births78 years ago

1943 - Keith Crisco, American businessman and politician (d. 2014)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Janet Evanovich, American author

Births77 years ago

1943 - Louise Glück, American poet

Births77 years ago

1943 - John Maples, Baron Maples, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (d. 2012)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Scott W. Williams, American mathematician and professor

Births77 years ago

1944 - Steve Fossett, American businessman, pilot, and sailor (d. 2007)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Doug Jarrett, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Joshua Rifkin, American conductor and musicologist

Births76 years ago

1945 - Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Indian civil servant and politician, 22nd Governor of West Bengal

Births75 years ago

1945 - Demetrio Stratos, Egyptian-Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1979)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Steven L. Bennett, American captain and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1972)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Paul Davies, English physicist and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Louise Harel, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Archy Kirkwood, Baron Kirkwood of Kirkhope, Scottish lawyer and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford, English economist and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - John Waters, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1948 - John Pritchard, English bishop

Births72 years ago

1950 - Peter Frampton, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Jancis Robinson, English journalist and critic

Births70 years ago

1951 - Paul Carrack, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Aivars Kalējs, Latvian organist, composer, and pianist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Ana María Shua, Argentinian author and poet

Births69 years ago

1952 - François Berléand, French actor

Births68 years ago

1952 - Dave Loveridge, New Zealand rugby player

Births68 years ago

1952 - Phil Smith, American basketball player (d. 2002)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Valeri Bondarenko, Estonian footballer and coach

Births67 years ago

1953 - Richard Broadbent, English businessman

Births67 years ago

1955 - David Collier, English businessman

Births65 years ago

1957 - Donald Tusk, Polish journalist and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Poland

Births63 years ago

1959 - Keith Boanas, English footballer and manager

Births61 years ago

1959 - Terry Francona, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births61 years ago

1959 - Catherine Mary Stewart, Canadian actress

Births61 years ago

1959 - Ryan Stiles, American-Canadian actor and producer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Lloyd Honeyghan, Jamaican-English boxer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Mart Laar, Estonian historian and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Estonia

Births60 years ago

1960 - Randall L. Stephenson, American businessman

Births60 years ago

1961 - Alo Mattiisen, Estonian composer (d. 1996)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Ann McKechin, Scottish lawyer and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

Births59 years ago

1961 - Dewey Nicks, American photographer and director

Births59 years ago

1962 - Danièle Sauvageau, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births58 years ago

1963 - Rosalind Gill, English sociologist and academic

Births57 years ago

1963 - Magnús Ver Magnússon, Icelandic weightlifter and strongman

Births57 years ago

1964 - Paul Baxter, English footballer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Miguel Leal, Portuguese footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1965 - Peter Zezel, Canadian ice hockey and soccer player (d. 2009)

Births55 years ago

1966 - Mickey Morandini, American baseball player and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jeffrey Dean Morgan, American actor

Births54 years ago

1967 - David J. C. MacKay, English physicist, engineer, and academic

Births53 years ago

1967 - Sherri Shepherd, American actress and talk show panelist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Harvey Williams, American football player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Jo Angel, Australian cricketer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Bimbo Coles, American basketball player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Zarley Zalapski, Canadian ice hockey player

Births52 years ago

1969 - Dion Dublin, English footballer and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1970 - Erkki Bahovski, Estonian journalist

Births50 years ago

1971 - Eric Mabius, American actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Spencer Prior, English footballer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Sabine Appelmans, Belgian tennis player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Owen Finegan, Australian rugby player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Milka Duno, Venezuelan race car driver and engineer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Sergei Hohlov-Simson, Estonian footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Willie Robertson, American hunter and businessman

Births48 years ago

1973 - Adem Poric, English-Australian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ofer Talker, Israeli footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1974 - Shavo Odadjian, Armenian-American bass player, songwriter, and producer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (d. 1999)

Births45 years ago

1975 - Carlos Sastre, Spanish cyclist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Anders Nyström, Swedish guitarist and songwriter

Births45 years ago

1976 - Dan Cloutier, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Paul Henderson, Australian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Michał Żewłakow, Polish footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Mark van Bommel, Dutch footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Paul Malakwen Kosgei, Kenyan runner and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - David Masters, English cricketer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Matt Orford, Australian rugby league player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jason Stollsteimer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Esteban Tuero, Argentinian race car driver

Births42 years ago

1979 - Zoltán Gera, Hungarian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Daniel Johns, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Igor Budan, Croatian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Clarke Dermody, New Zealand rugby player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Nicolas Douchez, French footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Courtney Friel, American journalist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Carlos Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Quincy Timberlake, Kenyan-Australian activist, engineer, and politician

Births40 years ago

1980 - Rutledge Wood, American racing analyst and television personality

Births40 years ago

1981 - Madis Kallas, Estonian decathlete and activist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Rafael Sperafico, Brazilian race car driver (d. 2007)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jonathan Trott, South African-English cricketer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Kaká, Brazilian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Cassidy Freeman, American actress and musician

Births38 years ago

1982 - Joel Monaghan, Australian rugby league player

Births38 years ago

1982 - David Purcey, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Aidas Reklys, Lithuanian figure skater

Births38 years ago

1982 - Aleksander Saharov, Estonian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Noriko Shitaya, Japanese voice actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Remi Ayodele, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Sam W. Heads, English-American entomologist and palaeontologist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jos Hooiveld, Dutch footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Matt Jones, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Vangelis Mantzios, Greek footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Amelle Berrabah, English singer-songwriter

Births36 years ago

1985 - Kristin Fairlie, Canadian actress

Births35 years ago

1986 - Amber Heard, American actress and producer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Marshawn Lynch, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Dušan Šakota, Serbian-Greek basketball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - David Luiz, Brazilian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - David Mateos, Spanish footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Dee Gordon, American baseball player

Births32 years ago

1989 - DeJuan Blair, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jasper Cillessen, Dutch footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Aron Gunnarsson, Icelandic footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Óscar González, Mexican boxer (d. 2014)

Births30 years ago

1990 - Machine Gun Kelly, American rapper and actor

Births30 years ago

1991 - Jordi Murphy, Irish international rugby player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Braydon Smith, Australian boxer (d. 2015)

Births29 years ago

1992 - Kenny Stills, American football player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Joonas Vaino, Estonian basketball player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Australian footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Ngani Laumape, New Zealand rugby player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Marcel Ritzmaier, Austrian footballer

Births27 years ago

Deaths

Deaths
Deaths

846 - Wuzong, Chinese emperor (b. 814)

Deaths

1208 - Philip of Poitou, Prince-Bishop of Durham

Deaths812 years ago

1322 - Francis of Fabriano, Italian writer (b. 1251)

Deaths698 years ago

1355 - Eleanor of Woodstock, countess regent of Guelders, eldest daughter of King Edward II of England (b. 1318)

Deaths665 years ago

1585 - Henry of Saxe-Lauenburg, Prince-Archbishop of Bremen, Prince-Bishop of Osnabrück and Paderborn (b. 1550)

Deaths435 years ago

1616 - Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1547)

Deaths404 years ago

1672 - Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish linguist and poet (b. 1598)

Deaths348 years ago

1699 - Hans Erasmus Aßmann, German poet (b. 1646)

Deaths321 years ago

1758 - Antoine de Jussieu, French botanist and physician (b. 1686)

Deaths262 years ago

1778 - James Hargreaves, British inventor (b. 1720)

Deaths242 years ago

1806 - Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (b. 1763)

Deaths214 years ago

1821 - Gregory V of Constantinople, Greek patriarch and saint (b. 1746)

Deaths199 years ago

1833 - Richard Trevithick, English engineer and explorer (b. 1771)

Deaths187 years ago

1850 - Friedrich Robert Faehlmann, Estonian philologist and physician (b. 1798)

Deaths170 years ago

1854 - Nicolás Bravo, Mexican general and politician, 11th President of Mexico (b. 1786)

Deaths166 years ago

1871 - Martín Carrera, Mexican general and president (1855) (b. 1806)

Deaths149 years ago

1877 - James P. Kirkwood, Scottish-American engineer (b. 1807)

Deaths143 years ago

1892 - Édouard Lalo, French violinist and composer (b. 1823)

Deaths128 years ago

1893 - Chaim Aronson, Lithuanian businessman and author (b. 1825)

Deaths127 years ago

1894 - Kostas Krystallis, Greek author and poet (b. 1868)

Deaths126 years ago

1896 - Thomas Meik, English engineer, founded Halcrow Group (b. 1812)

Deaths124 years ago

1908 - Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Scottish-English merchant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1836)

Deaths112 years ago

1925 - André Caplet, French composer and conductor (b. 1878)

Deaths95 years ago

1929 - Henry Lerolle, French painter and art collector (b. 1848)

Deaths91 years ago

1932 - Ferenc Oslay, Hungarian-Slovene historian and author (b. 1883)

Deaths88 years ago

1933 - Henry Royce, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Rolls-Royce Limited (b. 1863)

Deaths87 years ago

1944 - Nikolaos Roussen, Greek captain (b. 1913)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician and academic (b. 1900)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Käthe Kollwitz, German painter and sculptor (b. 1867)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Lionel Atwill, English-American actor (b. 1885)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Harlan F. Stone, American lawyer and jurist, 12th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1872)

Deaths74 years ago

1949 - Charles Middleton, American actor (b. 1874)

Deaths71 years ago

1950 - Charles Hamilton Houston, American lawyer and academic (b. 1895)

Deaths70 years ago

1951 - Horace Donisthorpe, English myrmecologist and coleopterist (b. 1870)

Deaths69 years ago

1956 - Walt Faulkner, American race car driver (b. 1918)

Deaths64 years ago

1968 - Stephen H. Sholes, American record producer (b. 1911)

Deaths52 years ago

1978 - Will Geer, American actor (b. 1902)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Jane Froman, American actress and singer (b. 1907)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Fritz Strassmann, German chemist and physicist (b. 1902)

Deaths40 years ago

1983 - Earl Hines, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Ansel Adams, American photographer and environmentalist (b. 1902)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Paul Hugh Emmett, American chemist and academic (b. 1900)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Jacques Ferron, Canadian physician and author (b. 1921)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Mircea Eliade, Romanian historian and author (b. 1907)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Erika Nõva, Estonian architect (b. 1905)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Grigori Kuzmin, Russian-Estonian astronomer and academic (b. 1917)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Irene Rich, American actress (b. 1891)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Emilio G. Segrè, Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Albert Salmi, American actor (b. 1928)

Deaths30 years ago

1994 - Richard Nixon, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 37th President of the United States (b. 1913)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Jane Kenyon, American poet and author (b. 1947)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Erma Bombeck, American journalist and author (b. 1927)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Jug McSpaden, American golfer and architect (b. 1908)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Kitch Christie, South African rugby player and coach (b. 1940)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Chan Canasta, Polish-English magician (b. 1920)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Munir Ahmad Khan, Pakistani nuclear engineer (b. 1926)

Deaths21 years ago

2002 - Linda Lovelace, American porn actress and activist (b. 1949)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Felice Bryant, American songwriter (b. 1925)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - James H. Critchfield, American CIA officer (b. 1917)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Martha Griffiths, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 58th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (b. 1912)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Mike Larrabee, American runner (b. 1933)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Jason Dunham, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1981)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Pat Tillman, American football player and soldier (b. 1976)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Erika Fuchs, German translator (b. 1906)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Philip Morrison, American physicist and academic (b. 1915)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Eduardo Paolozzi, Scottish sculptor and artist (b. 1924)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Henriette Avram, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1919)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - D'Iberville Fortier, Canadian diplomat (b. 1926)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Alida Valli, Italian actress (b. 1921)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Juanita Millender-McDonald, American educator and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Cameron Argetsinger, American race car driver and lawyer (b. 1921)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Ed Chynoweth, Canadian businessman (b. 1941)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Jack Cardiff, British cinematographer, director and photographer (b. 1914)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Richard Barrett, American lawyer and activist (b. 1943)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Hazel Dickens, American singer-songwriter, bassist and guitarist (b. 1935)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - John Amabile, American football player and coach (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bill Granger, American author (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Buzz Potamkin, American director and producer (b. 1945)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - George Rathmann, American chemist, biologist, and businessman (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Dave Gold, American businessman, founded 99 Cents Only Stores (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - George Stanley Gordon, American businessman (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist and composer (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mike Smith, English footballer (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Robert Suderburg, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - J. S. Verma, Indian judge, 27th Chief Justice of India (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Allen Jacobs, American football player and coach (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jovan Krkobabić, Serbian politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mohammad Naseem, Pakistani-English activist (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Werner Potzernheim, German cyclist (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Oswaldo Vigas, Venezuelan painter (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Dick Balharry, Scottish environmentalist and photographer (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Gennadi Vengerov, Belarusian-Russian actor (b. 1959)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Erin Moran, American actress (b. 1960)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Donna Leanne Williams, Australian writer, artist, activist (b. 1963)

Deaths3 years ago

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