Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which the first day of Children's Day can fall, while April 29 is the latest; celebrated on the last Saturday of April. (Colombia)

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

St George's Day (England) and its related observances: Canada Book Day (Canada)

Holidays and observances

St George's Day (England) and its related observances: La Diada de Sant Jordi (Catalonia, Spain)

Holidays and observances

St George's Day (England) and its related observances: World Book Day

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.

Events

599 - Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul attacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico, defeating queen Yohl Ik'nal and sacking the city.

Events

711 - Dagobert III succeeds his father King Childebert III as King of the Franks.

Events

1014 - Battle of Clontarf: High King of Ireland Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.

Events1006 years ago

1016 - Edmund Ironside succeeds his father Æthelred the Unready as King of England.

Events1004 years ago
Events677 years ago

1348 - The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St. George's Day.

Events672 years ago

1516 - The Bayerische Reinheitsgebot (regarding the ingredients of beer) is signed in Ingolstadt.

Events504 years ago
Events499 years ago

1635 - The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston.

Events385 years ago

1655 - The Siege of Santo Domingo begins during the Anglo-Spanish War, and fails seven days later.

Events365 years ago

1660 - Treaty of Oliva is established between Sweden and Poland.

Events360 years ago

1661 - King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.

Events359 years ago

1815 - The Second Serbian Uprising: A second phase of the national revolution of the Serbs against the Ottoman Empire, erupts shortly after the annexation of the country to the Ottoman Empire.

Events205 years ago

1879 - Fire burns down the second main building and dome of the University of Notre Dame, which prompts the construction of the third, and current, Main Building with its golden dome.

Events141 years ago

1914 - First baseball game at Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park, in Chicago.

Events106 years ago

1918 - World War I: The British Royal Navy makes a raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.

Events102 years ago

1920 - The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) is founded in Ankara. The assembly denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces the preparation of a temporary constitution.

Events100 years ago

1927 - Cardiff City defeat Arsenal in the FA Cup Final, the only time it has been won by a team not based in England.

Events93 years ago

1935 - The Polish Constitution of 1935 is adopted.

Events85 years ago

1940 - The Rhythm Club fire at a dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198 people.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: The Greek government and King George II evacuate Athens before the invading Wehrmacht.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: Baedeker Blitz: German bombers hit Exeter, Bath and York in retaliation for the British raid on Lübeck.

Events78 years ago

1945 - World War II: Adolf Hitler's designated successor, Hermann Göring, sends him a telegram asking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich. Martin Bormann and Joseph Goebbels advise Hitler that the telegram is treasonous.

Events75 years ago

1946 - Manuel Roxas is elected the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.

Events74 years ago
Events71 years ago

1951 - Cold War: American journalist William N. Oatis is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.

Events69 years ago

1961 - Algiers putsch by French generals.

Events59 years ago

1967 - Soviet space program: Soyuz 1 (Russian: Союз 1, Union 1) a manned spaceflight carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov is launched into orbit.

Events53 years ago
Events52 years ago

1971 - Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army and Razakars massacre approximately 3,000 Hindu emigrants in the Jathibhanga area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

Events49 years ago

1985 - Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than three months.

Events35 years ago

1990 - Namibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Events30 years ago

1993 - Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.

Events27 years ago

1993 - Sri Lankan politician Lalith Athulathmudali is assassinated while addressing a gathering, approximately four weeks ahead of the Provincial Council elections for the Western Province.

Events27 years ago

2005 - The first ever YouTube video, titled "Me at the zoo", was published by user "jawed".

Events15 years ago

2013 - At least 28 people are killed and more than 70 are injured as violence breaks out in Hawija, Iraq.

Events7 years ago

2018 - A vehicle-ramming attack kills 10 people and injures 16 in Toronto. A 25-year-old suspect, Alek Minassian is arrested.

Events2 years ago

2019 - A mudslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, 54 miners are missing and feared dead.

Events1 years ago

Births

1141 (probable) - Malcolm IV of Scotland (d. 1165)

Births879 years ago
Births835 years ago
Births612 years ago

1420 - George of Poděbrady, King of Bohemia (d. 1471)

Births600 years ago
Births556 years ago

1464 - Robert Fayrfax, English Renaissance composer (d. 1521)

Births556 years ago

1484 - Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian physician and scholar (d. 1558)

Births536 years ago

1500 - Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian and academic (d. 1565)

Births520 years ago

1500 - Johann Stumpf, Swiss writer (d. 1576)

Births520 years ago

1512 - Henry FitzAlan, 19th Earl of Arundel, Chancellor of the University of Oxford (d. 1580)

Births508 years ago

1516 - Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)

Births504 years ago

1598 - Maarten Tromp, Dutch admiral (d. 1653)

Births422 years ago

1621 - William Penn, English admiral and politician (d. 1670)

Births399 years ago

1628 - Johannes Hudde, Dutch mathematician and politician (d. 1704)

Births392 years ago

1661 - Issachar Berend Lehmann, German-Jewish banker, merchant and diplomat (d. 1730)

Births359 years ago

1715 - Johann Friedrich Doles, German composer and conductor (d. 1797)

Births305 years ago

1720 - Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi and author (d. 1797)

Births300 years ago

1748 - Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, French physician and anatomist (d. 1794)

Births272 years ago

1791 - James Buchanan, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 15th President of the United States (d. 1868)

Births229 years ago

1792 - Thomas Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist (d. 1882)

Births228 years ago

1794 - Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar and author (d. 1856)

Births226 years ago

1805 - Johann Karl Friedrich Rosenkranz, German philosopher and academic (d. 1879)

Births215 years ago

1812 - Frederick Whitaker, English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1891)

Births208 years ago

1813 - Stephen A. Douglas, American educator and politician, 7th Illinois Secretary of State (d. 1861)

Births207 years ago

1813 - Frédéric Ozanam, Italian-French historian and scholar (d. 1853)

Births207 years ago

1818 - James Anthony Froude, English historian, novelist, biographer and editor (d. 1894)

Births202 years ago

1819 - Edward Stafford, Scottish-New Zealand educator and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1901)

Births201 years ago

1853 - Winthrop M. Crane, American businessman and politician, 40th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1920)

Births167 years ago

1856 - Granville Woods, American inventor and engineer (d. 1910)

Births164 years ago

1857 - Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (d. 1919)

Births163 years ago

1858 - Max Planck, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)

Births162 years ago

1858 - Ethel Smyth, English composer (d. 1944)

Births162 years ago

1860 - Justinian Oxenham, Australian public servant (d. 1932)

Births160 years ago

1861 - Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, English field marshal and diplomat, British High Commissioner in Egypt (d. 1936)

Births159 years ago

1861 - John Peltz, American baseball player and manager (d. 1906)

Births159 years ago

1865 - Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (d. 1943)

Births155 years ago

1867 - Johannes Fibiger, Danish physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)

Births153 years ago

1876 - Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian and author (d. 1925)

Births144 years ago

1880 - Michel Fokine, Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1942)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Albert Coates, English composer and conductor (d. 1953)

Births138 years ago

1888 - Georges Vanier, Canadian general and politician, 19th Governor General of Canada (d. 1967)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Karel Doorman, Dutch admiral (d. 1942)

Births131 years ago

1893 - Frank Borzage, American actor and director (d. 1952)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand author and director (d. 1982)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Lucius D. Clay, American general (d. 1978)

Births122 years ago

1897 - Folke Jansson, Swedish triple jumper (d. 1965)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Lester B. Pearson, Canadian historian and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Minoru Shirota, Japanese physician and microbiologist, invented Yakult (d. 1982)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Jim Bottomley, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1959)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Joseph Green, Polish-American actor and director (d. 1996)

Births120 years ago

1901 - E. B. Ford, English biologist and geneticist (d. 1988)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Halldór Laxness, Icelandic author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Guy Simonds, English-Canadian general (d. 1974)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Clifford Bricker, Canadian long-distance runner (d. 1980)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Louis Muhlstock, Polish-Canadian painter (d. 2001)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Duncan Renaldo, American actor (d. 1985)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Lee Miller, American model and photographer (d. 1977)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor, designed the Wotruba Church (d. 1975)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Myron Waldman, American animator and director (d. 2006)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Simone Simon, French actress (d. 2005)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Ronald Neame, English-American director, cinematographer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Diosa Costello, Puerto Rican-American entertainer, producer and club owner (d. 2013)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Arnold Alexander Hall, English engineer, academic, and businessman (d. 2000)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Yiannis Moralis, Greek painter and educator (d. 2009)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Sinah Estelle Kelley, African-American chemist (d. 1982)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Dorian Leigh, American model (d. 2008)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Tony Lupien, American baseball player and coach (d. 2004)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Maurice Druon, French author and screenwriter (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Oleg Penkovsky, Russian colonel (d. 1963)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Eric Grant Yarrow, 3rd Baronet, English businessman (d. 2018)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Cleto Bellucci, Italian archbishop (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Janet Blair, American actress and singer (d. 2007)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Warren Spahn, American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Dolph Briscoe, American lieutenant and politician, 41st Governor of Texas (d. 2010)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Avram Davidson, American soldier and author (d. 1993)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Chuck Harmon, American baseball player and scout (d. 2019)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Bobby Rosengarden, American drummer and bandleader (d. 2007)

Births96 years ago

1926 - J.P. Donleavy, American-Irish novelist and playwright (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Rifaat el-Mahgoub, Egyptian politician (d. 1990)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Shirley Temple, American actress, singer, dancer, and diplomat (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1929 - George Steiner, French-American philosopher, author, and critic

Births91 years ago

1932 - Halston, American fashion designer (d. 1990)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Jim Fixx, American runner and author (d. 1984)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Annie Easley, African-American computer scientist, mathematician, and engineer (d. 2011)

Births87 years ago

1934 - George Canseco, Filipino composer and producer (d. 2004)

Births86 years ago

1936 - Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter (d. 1988)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Victoria Glendinning, English author and critic

Births83 years ago

1937 - David Mills, English cricketer (d. 2013)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Barry Shepherd, Australian cricketer (d. 2001)

Births83 years ago

1939 - Jorge Fons, Mexican director and screenwriter

Births81 years ago

1939 - Bill Hagerty, English journalist

Births81 years ago

1939 - Lee Majors, American actor

Births81 years ago

1939 - Ray Peterson, American pop singer (d. 2005)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Michael Copps, American academic and politician

Births80 years ago

1940 - Dale Houston, American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Michael Kadosh, Israeli footballer and manager (d. 2014)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Jacqueline Boyer, French singer and actress

Births79 years ago

1941 - Arie den Hartog, Dutch road bicycle racer (d. 2018)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Paavo Lipponen, Finnish journalist and politician, 38th Prime Minister of Finland

Births79 years ago

1941 - Michael Lynne, American film producer, co-founded New Line Cinema

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ed Stewart, English radio and television host (d. 2016)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ray Tomlinson, American computer programmer and engineer (d. 2016)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Sandra Dee, American model and actress (d. 2005)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Gail Goodrich, American basketball player and coach

Births77 years ago

1943 - Tony Esposito, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager

Births77 years ago

1943 - Frans Koppelaar, Dutch painter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Hervé Villechaize, French actor (d. 1993)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Jean-François Stévenin, French actor and director

Births76 years ago

1946 - Blair Brown, American actress

Births74 years ago

1946 - Carlton Sherwood, American soldier and journalist (d. 2014)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Robert Burgess, English sociologist and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Glenn Cornick, English bass player (Jethro Tull) (d. 2014)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Irish republican activist; co-founder, Irish Republican Socialist Party (1974); British MP Mid Ulster (1969–74)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Pascal Quignard, French author and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Serge Thériault, Canadian actor

Births72 years ago

1949 - Paul Collier, English economist and academic

Births71 years ago

1949 - David Cross, English violinist

Births71 years ago

1949 - John Miles, British rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Rowley Leigh, English chef and journalist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Barbara McIlvaine Smith, Sac and Fox Nation Native American politician

Births70 years ago

1951 - Martin Bayerle, American treasure hunter

Births69 years ago

1952 - Narada Michael Walden, African-American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer

Births68 years ago

1953 - James Russo, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1954 - Stephen Dalton, English air marshal

Births66 years ago

1954 - Michael Moore, American director, producer, and activist

Births66 years ago

1955 - Judy Davis, Australian actress

Births65 years ago

1955 - Tony Miles, English chess player (d. 2001)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Urmas Ott, Estonian journalist and author (d. 2008)

Births65 years ago

1957 - Neville Brody, English graphic designer, typographer, and art director

Births63 years ago

1957 - Jan Hooks, American actress and comedian (d. 2014)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Icelandic composer and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ryan Walter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Unity Dow, Botswanan judge, author, and rights activist

Births61 years ago

1960 - Valerie Bertinelli, American actress

Births60 years ago

1960 - Steve Clark, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 1991)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Barry Douglas, Irish pianist and conductor

Births60 years ago

1960 - Léo Jaime, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births60 years ago

1960 - Claude Julien, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births60 years ago

1961 - George Lopez, American comedian, actor, and talk show host

Births59 years ago

1961 - Pierluigi Martini, Italian race car driver

Births59 years ago

1962 - John Hannah, Scottish actor and producer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Shaun Spiers, English businessman and politician

Births58 years ago

1963 - Paul Belmondo, French race car driver

Births57 years ago

1963 - Robby Naish, American windsurfer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Gianandrea Noseda, Italian pianist and conductor

Births56 years ago
Births55 years ago

1966 - Jörg Deisinger, German bass player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Matt Freeman, American bass player (Rancid and Operation Ivy)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Lembit Oll, Estonian chess Grandmaster (d. 1999)

Births54 years ago

1967 - Rheal Cormier, Canadian baseball player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Melina Kanakaredes, American actress

Births53 years ago

1968 - Bas Haring, Dutch philosopher, writer, television presenter and professor.

Births52 years ago

1968 - Ken McRae, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist, Oklahoma City bombing co-perpetrator (d. 2001)

Births52 years ago

1969 - Martín López-Zubero, American-Spanish swimmer and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast

Births51 years ago
Births50 years ago

1970 - Dennis Culp, American singer-songwriter and trombonist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Andrew Gee, Australian rugby league player and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Hans Välimäki, Finnish chef and author

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tayfur Havutçu, Turkish international footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1971 - Uli Herzner, German-American fashion designer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Pierre Labrie, Canadian poet and playwright

Births48 years ago

1972 - Peter Dench, English photographer and journalist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Amira Medunjanin, singer from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Births48 years ago

1973 - Patrick Poulin, Canadian ice hockey player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Carlos Dengler, American bass player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Michael Kerr, New Zealand-German rugby player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Bobby Shaw, American football player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Aaron Dessner, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births44 years ago

1977 - John Cena, American professional wrestler and actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - David Kidwell, New Zealand rugby league player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Willie Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1977 - John Oliver, English comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births43 years ago

1977 - Kal Penn, Indian-American actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Bram Schmitz, Dutch cyclist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Lee Young-pyo, South Korean footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Gezahegne Abera, Ethiopian runner

Births42 years ago

1979 - Barry Hawkins, English snooker player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jaime King, American actress and model

Births41 years ago

1979 - Joanna Krupa, Polish-American model and television personality

Births41 years ago

1979 - Samppa Lajunen, Finnish skier

Births41 years ago

1982 - Tony Sunshine, American singer-songwriter

Births38 years ago

1983 - Daniela Hantuchová, Slovak tennis player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ian Henderson, English rugby league player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian chess player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jesse Lee Soffer, American actor

Births36 years ago

1985 - Angel Locsin, Filipino actress, producer, and fashion designer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Sven Kramer, Dutch speed skater

Births34 years ago

1986 - Alysia Montaño, American runner

Births34 years ago

1986 - Rafael Fernandes, Brazilian baseball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Michael Arroyo, Ecuadorian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - John Boye, Ghanaian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Emily Fox, American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Victor Anichebe, Nigerian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Alistair Brownlee, English triathlete

Births32 years ago

1988 - Signe Ronka, Canadian figure skater

Births32 years ago

1988 - Lenka Wienerová, Slovak tennis player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Nicole Vaidišová, Czech tennis player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Dev Patel, English actor

Births30 years ago

1991 - Nathan Baker, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Caleb Johnson, American singer-songwriter

Births29 years ago

1991 - Paul Vaughan, Australian-Italian rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1994 - Patrick Olsen, Danish footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Song Kang, South Korean actor

Births26 years ago

1995 - Gigi Hadid, American fashion model and television personality

Births25 years ago

Deaths

303 - Saint George, Roman soldier and martyr (b. 275)

Deaths

711 - Childebert III, Frankish king (b. 670)

Deaths

725 - Wihtred of Kent (b. 670)

Deaths
Deaths

915 - Yang Shihou, Chinese general

Deaths

944 - Wichmann the Elder, Saxon nobleman

Deaths

990 - Ekkehard II, Swiss monk and abbot

Deaths

997 - Adalbert of Prague, Czech bishop, missionary, and saint (b. 956)

Deaths

1014 - Brian Boru, Irish king (b. 941)

Deaths1006 years ago

1014 - Domnall mac Eimín, Mormaer of Mar

Deaths1006 years ago

1016 - Æthelred the Unready, English son of Edgar the Peaceful (b. 968)

Deaths1004 years ago
Deaths896 years ago

1151 - Adeliza of Louvain (b. 1103)

Deaths869 years ago

1170 - Minamoto no Tametomo, Japanese samurai (b. 1139)

Deaths850 years ago

1196 - Béla III of Hungary (b. c.1148)

Deaths824 years ago

1200 - Zhu Xi, Chinese philosopher (b. 1130)

Deaths820 years ago

1217 - Inge II of Norway (b. 1185)

Deaths803 years ago

1262 - Aegidius of Assisi, companion of Saint Francis of Assisi

Deaths758 years ago

1307 - Joan of Acre (b. 1272)

Deaths713 years ago

1400 - Aubrey de Vere, 10th Earl of Oxford, English politician and nobleman (b. c. 1338)

Deaths620 years ago

1407 - Olivier de Clisson, French soldier (b. 1326)

Deaths613 years ago

1501 - Domenico della Rovere, Catholic cardinal (b. 1442)

Deaths519 years ago

1554 - Gaspara Stampa, Italian poet (b. 1523)

Deaths466 years ago

1605 - Boris Godunov, Russian ruler (b. 1551)

Deaths415 years ago

1616 - William Shakespeare, English playwright and poet (b. 1564)

Deaths404 years ago
Deaths395 years ago

1695 - Henry Vaughan, Welsh poet and author (b. 1621)

Deaths325 years ago

1702 - Margaret Fell, English religious leader, founded the Religious Society of Friends (b. 1614)

Deaths318 years ago

1781 - James Abercrombie, Scottish general and politician (b. 1706)

Deaths239 years ago
Deaths236 years ago

1792 - Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and author (b. 1741)

Deaths228 years ago

1794 - Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French lawyer and politician (b. 1721)

Deaths226 years ago

1827 - Georgios Karaiskakis, Greek general (b. 1780)

Deaths193 years ago

1839 - Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French admiral and explorer (b. 1768)

Deaths181 years ago

1850 - William Wordsworth, English poet and author (b. 1770)

Deaths170 years ago

1889 - Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly, French author and critic (b. 1808)

Deaths131 years ago

1895 - Carl Ludwig, German physician and physiologist (b. 1815)

Deaths125 years ago

1905 - Gédéon Ouimet, Canadian politician, 2nd Premier of Quebec (b. 1823)

Deaths115 years ago

1907 - Alferd Packer, American prospector (b. 1842)

Deaths113 years ago

1915 - Rupert Brooke, English poet (b. 1887)

Deaths105 years ago

1936 - Teresa de la Parra, French-Venezuelan author (b. 1889)

Deaths84 years ago

1951 - Jules Berry, French actor and director (b. 1883)

Deaths69 years ago

1951 - Charles G. Dawes, American banker and politician, 30th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1865)

Deaths69 years ago

1959 - Bak Jungyang, Korean politician

Deaths61 years ago

1965 - George Adamski, Polish-American ufologist and author (b. 1891)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - George Ohsawa, Japanese founder of the Macrobiotic diet (b. 1893)

Deaths54 years ago

1981 - Josep Pla, Catalan journalist and author (b. 1897)

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (b. 1908)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Red Garland, American pianist (b. 1923)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Sam Ervin, American lawyer and politician (b. 1896)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Frank Farrell, Australian rugby league player and policeman (b. 1916)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Harold Arlen, American composer (b. 1905)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Jim Laker, English cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1922)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Otto Preminger, Ukrainian-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1906)

Deaths34 years ago

1990 - Paulette Goddard, American actress (b. 1910)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Johnny Thunders, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1952)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Satyajit Ray, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Tanka Prasad Acharya, Nepalese politician, 27th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1912)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Cesar Chavez, American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers (b. 1927)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Douglas Lloyd Campbell, Canadian farmer and politician, 13th Premier of Manitoba (b. 1895)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Howard Cosell, American lawyer and journalist (b. 1918)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Riho Lahi, Estonian journalist (b. 1904)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - John C. Stennis, American lawyer and politician (b. 1904)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Jean Victor Allard, Canadian general (b. 1913)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - P. L. Travers, Australian-English author and actress (b. 1899)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Denis Compton, English cricketer and footballer (b. 1918)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek lawyer and politician, 172nd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1907)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - James Earl Ray, American assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1928)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Thanassis Skordalos, Greek singer-songwriter and lyra player (b. 1920)

Deaths22 years ago

2003 - Fernand Fonssagrives, French-American photographer (b. 1910)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Herman Veenstra, Dutch water polo player (b. 1911)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Joh Bjelke-Petersen, New Zealand-Australian politician, 31st Premier of Queensland (b. 1911)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Robert Farnon, Canadian-English trumpet player, composer and conductor (b. 1917)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Al Grassby, Australian journalist and politician (b. 1928)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - John Mills, English actor (b. 1908)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Romano Scarpa, Italian author and illustrator (b. 1927)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Earl Wilson, American baseball player, coach and educator (b. 1934)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Phil Walden, American record producer and manager, co-founder of Capricorn Records (b. 1940)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Paul Erdman, Canadian-American economist and author (b. 1932)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (b. 1934)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Peter Randall, English sergeant (b. 1930)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician, 1st President of Russia (b. 1931)

Deaths13 years ago

2010 - Peter Porter, Australian-born British poet (b. 1929)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - James Casey, English comedian, radio scriptwriter and producer (b. 1922)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Tom King, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1943)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Geoffrey Russell, 4th Baron Ampthill, English businessman and politician (b. 1921)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Max van der Stoel, Dutch politician and Minister of State (b. 1924)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - John Sullivan, English screenwriter and producer (b. 1946)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Lillemor Arvidsson, Swedish trade union leader and politician, 34th Governor of Gotland (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Billy Bryans, Canadian drummer, songwriter and producer (b. 1947)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Chris Ethridge, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1947)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Raymond Thorsteinsson, Canadian geologist and paleontologist (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - LeRoy T. Walker, American football player and coach (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Bob Brozman, American guitarist (b. 1954)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Robert W. Edgar, American educator and politician (b. 1943)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tony Grealish, English footballer (b. 1956)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Antonio Maccanico, Italian banker and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Frank W. J. Olver, English-American mathematician and academic (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Kathryn Wasserman Davis, American philanthropist and scholar (b. 1907)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Benjamín Brea, Spanish-Venezuelan saxophonist, clarinet player, and conductor (b. 1946)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Michael Glawogger, Austrian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (b. 1959)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jaap Havekotte, Dutch speed skater and producer of ice skates (b. 1912)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Connie Marrero, Cuban baseball player and coach (b. 1911)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - F. Michael Rogers, American general (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mark Shand, English conservationist and author (b. 1951)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Patric Standford, English composer and educator (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Richard Corliss, American journalist and critic (b. 1944)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ray Jackson, Australian activist (b. 1941)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Pierre Claude Nolin, Canadian lawyer and politician, Speaker of the Canadian Senate (b. 1950)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jim Steffen, American football player (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Francis Tsai, American author and illustrator (b. 1967)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Inge King, German-born Australian sculptor (b. 1915)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Banharn Silpa-archa, Thai politician, Prime Minister from 1995–1996 (b. 1932)

Deaths4 years ago

2019 - Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, American soprano singer and presenter (b.1983)

Deaths1 years ago

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