Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Arbor Day can fall, while April 30 is the latest; celebrated on the last Friday in April. (United States)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Turkmen Racing Horse Festival can fall, while April 30 is the latest; celebrated on the last Sunday in April. (Turkmenistan)

Holidays and observances

Fashion Revolution Day, and its related observances:Labour Safety Day (Bangladesh, proposed)

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

Events

1479 BC - Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th dynasty).

Events541 years ago

1547 - Battle of Mühlberg. Duke of Alba, commanding Spanish-Imperial forces of Charles I of Spain, defeats the troops of Schmalkaldic League.

Events473 years ago
Events462 years ago

1704 - The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, The Boston News-Letter, is published.

Events316 years ago

1800 - The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress".

Events220 years ago
Events143 years ago

1885 - American sharpshooter Annie Oakley is hired by Nate Salsbury to be a part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West.

Events135 years ago

1895 - Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail single-handedly around the world, sets sail from Boston, Massachusetts aboard the sloop "Spray".

Events125 years ago

1913 - The Woolworth Building, a skyscraper in New York City, is opened.

Events107 years ago

1914 - The Franck–Hertz experiment, a pillar of quantum mechanics, is presented to the German Physical Society.

Events106 years ago

1915 - The arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul marks the beginning of the Armenian Genocide.

Events105 years ago

1916 - Easter Rising: Irish rebels, led by Patrick Pearse and James Connolly, launch an uprising in Dublin against British rule and proclaim an Irish Republic.

Events104 years ago

1916 - Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for the crew of the sunken Endurance.

Events104 years ago

1918 - World War I: First tank-to-tank combat, during the second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. Three British Mark IVs meet three German A7Vs.

Events102 years ago

1922 - The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation.

Events98 years ago

1926 - The Treaty of Berlin is signed. Germany and the Soviet Union each pledge neutrality in the event of an attack on the other by a third party for the next five years.

Events94 years ago

1932 - Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.

Events88 years ago
Events87 years ago

1944 - World War II: The SBS launches a raid against the garrison of Santorini in Greece.

Events76 years ago

1953 - Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Events67 years ago

1955 - The Bandung Conference ends: Twenty-nine non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemns colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.

Events65 years ago

1957 - Suez Crisis: The Suez Canal is reopened following the introduction of UNEF peacekeepers to the region.

Events63 years ago
Events57 years ago

1965 - Civil war breaks out in the Dominican Republic when Colonel Francisco Caamaño overthrows the triumvirate that had been in power since the coup d'état against Juan Bosch.

Events55 years ago

1967 - Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission.

Events53 years ago

1967 - Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily".

Events53 years ago

1970 - The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as its first President.

Events50 years ago

1980 - Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.

Events40 years ago
Events30 years ago

1990 - Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.

Events30 years ago
Events27 years ago

1996 - In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is passed into law.

Events24 years ago

2004 - The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.

Events16 years ago

2005 - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.

Events15 years ago

2013 - A building collapses near Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 1,129 people and injuring 2,500 others.

Events7 years ago

2013 - Violence in Bachu County, Kashgar Prefecture, of China's Xinjiang results in death of 21 people.

Events7 years ago

Births

Births934 years ago

1492 - Sabina of Bavaria, Bavarian duchess and noblewoman (d. 1564)

Births528 years ago

1532 - Thomas Lucy, English politician (d. 1600)

Births488 years ago

1533 - William I of Orange, founding father of the Netherlands (d. 1584)

Births487 years ago
Births482 years ago
Births475 years ago

1562 - Xu Guangqi, Ming Dynasty Chinese politician, scholar and lay Catholic leader (d. 1633)

Births458 years ago

1581 - Vincent de Paul, French priest and saint (d. 1660)

Births439 years ago

1608 - Gaston, Duke of Orléans, third son of King Henry IV of France (d. 1660)

Births412 years ago

1620 - John Graunt, English demographer and statistician (d. 1674)

Births400 years ago

1706 - Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1780)

Births314 years ago

1718 - Nathaniel Hone the Elder, Irish-English painter and educator (d. 1784)

Births302 years ago

1743 - Edmund Cartwright, English clergyman and engineer, invented the power loom (d. 1823)

Births277 years ago

1784 - Peter Vivian Daniel, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1860)

Births236 years ago

1815 - Anthony Trollope, English novelist, essayist, and short story writer (d. 1882)

Births205 years ago

1823 - Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada, Mexican politician, President of Mexico (d. 1889)

Births197 years ago

1845 - Carl Spitteler, Swiss poet and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)

Births175 years ago

1856 - Philippe Pétain, French general and politician, 119th Prime Minister of France (d. 1951)

Births164 years ago

1860 - Queen Marau, last Queen of Tahiti (d.1935)

Births160 years ago

1862 - Tomitaro Makino, Japanese botanist (d. 1957)

Births158 years ago

1868 - Sandy Herd, Scottish golfer (d. 1944)

Births152 years ago

1876 - Erich Raeder, German admiral (d. 1960)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Jean Crotti, Swiss-French painter (d. 1958)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Susanna Bokoyni, Hungarian-American circus performer (d. 1984)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American engineer and businessman, developed the zipper (d. 1954)

Births140 years ago

1880 - Josef Müller, Croatian entomologist (d. 1964)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding, Scottish-English air marshal (d. 1970)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Thomas Cronan, American triple jumper (d. 1962)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Con Walsh, Irish-Canadian hammer thrower and footballer (d. 1961)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Denys Finch Hatton, English hunter (d. 1931)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Pe Maung Tin, Burma-based scholar and educator (d. 1973)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Stafford Cripps, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1952)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Lyubov Popova, Russian painter and academic (d. 1924)

Births131 years ago

1897 - Manuel Ávila Camacho, Mexican colonel and politician, 45th President of Mexico (d. 1955)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Benjamin Lee Whorf, American linguist, anthropologist, and engineer (d. 1941)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Oscar Zariski, Russian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1986)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Elizabeth Goudge, English author and educator (d. 1984)

Births120 years ago

1903 - José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Spanish lawyer and politician, founded the Falange (d. 1936)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Willem de Kooning, Dutch-American painter and educator (d. 1997)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Al Bates, American long jumper (d. 1999)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Robert Penn Warren, American novelist, poet, and literary critic (d. 1989)

Births115 years ago

1906 - William Joyce, American-born Irish-British Nazi propaganda broadcaster (d. 1946)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Mimi Smith, English nurse (d. 1991)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Gabriel Figueroa, Mexican cinematographer (d. 1997)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Marceline Day, American actress (d. 2000)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Inga Gentzel, Swedish runner (d. 1991)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Józef Gosławski, Polish sculptor (d. 1963)

Births112 years ago

1912 - Ruth Osburn, American discus thrower (d. 1994)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Dieter Grau, German-American scientist and engineer (d. 2014)

Births107 years ago

1914 - William Castle, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1977)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Phil Watson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1991)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Justin Wilson, American chef and author (d. 2001)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Lou Thesz, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2002)

Births104 years ago

1919 - David Blackwell, African-American mathematician and academic (d. 2010)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Glafcos Clerides, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 4th President of Cyprus (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Gino Valenzano, Italian race car driver (d. 2011)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Marc-Adélard Tremblay, Canadian anthropologist and academic (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Gus Bodnar, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2005)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Doris Burn, American author and illustrator (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Clement Freud, German-English radio host, academic, and politician (d. 2009)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Ruth Kobart, American actress and singer (d. 2002)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Franco Leccese, Italian sprinter (d. 1992)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Marilyn Erskine, American actress

Births94 years ago

1926 - Thorbjörn Fälldin, Swedish farmer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 2016)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Josy Barthel, Luxembourgian runner and politician, Luxembourgian Minister for Energy (d. 1992)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Tommy Docherty, Scottish footballer and manager

Births92 years ago

1928 - Johnny Griffin, American saxophonist (d. 2008)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Anahit Perikhanian, Russian-born Armenian Iranologist (d. 2012)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Dr. Rajkumar, Indian actor and singer (d. 2006)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Jerome Callet, American instrument designer, educator, and author

Births90 years ago

1930 - Richard Donner, American actor, director, and producer

Births90 years ago

1930 - José Sarney, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 31st President of Brazil

Births90 years ago

1931 - Abdelhamid Kermali, Algerian footballer and manager (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Bridget Riley, English painter and illustrator

Births89 years ago

1934 - Jayakanthan, Indian journalist and author (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Shirley MacLaine, American actress, singer, and dancer

Births86 years ago

1936 - David Crombie, Canadian educator and politician, 56th Mayor of Toronto

Births84 years ago

1936 - Jill Ireland, English actress (d. 1990)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Joe Henderson, African-American saxophonist and composer (d. 2001)

Births83 years ago

1940 - Sue Grafton, American author (d. 2017)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Richard Holbrooke, American journalist, banker, and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2010)

Births79 years ago

1941 - John Williams, Australian-English guitarist and composer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Richard M. Daley, American lawyer and politician, 54th Mayor of Chicago

Births78 years ago

1942 - Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress, activist, and producer

Births78 years ago

1943 - Richard Sterban, American country & gospel bass singer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Gordon West, English footballer (d. 2012)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Peter Cresswell, English judge

Births76 years ago

1944 - Maarja Nummert, Estonian architect

Births76 years ago

1944 - Tony Visconti, American record producer, musician and singer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Doug Clifford, American drummer and songwriter

Births75 years ago

1946 - Doug Christie, Canadian lawyer and activist (d. 2013)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Josep Borrell, Spanish engineer and politician, 22nd President of the European Parliament

Births73 years ago

1947 - João Braz de Aviz, Brazilian cardinal

Births73 years ago

1947 - Claude Dubois, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Denise Kingsmill, Baroness Kingsmill, New Zealand-English lawyer and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Roger D. Kornberg, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births73 years ago

1948 - Paul Cellucci, American soldier and politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2013)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Eliana Gil, Ecuadorian-American psychiatrist, therapist, and author

Births72 years ago

1949 - Eddie Hart, American sprinter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Véronique Sanson, French singer-songwriter and producer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Rob Hyman, American singer-songwriter and musician

Births70 years ago

1951 - Ron Arad, Israeli architect and academic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Christian Bobin, French author and poet

Births69 years ago

1951 - Nigel Harrison, English bass player and songwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Enda Kenny, Irish educator and politician, 13th Taoiseach of Ireland

Births69 years ago

1952 - Jean Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Ralph Winter, American film producer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Eric Bogosian, American actor and writer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Mumia Abu-Jamal, American journalist, activist, and convicted murderer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Jack Blades, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births66 years ago

1955 - Marion Caspers-Merk, German politician

Births65 years ago

1955 - John de Mol Jr., Dutch businessman, co-founded Endemol

Births65 years ago

1955 - Eamon Gilmore, Irish trade union leader and politician, 25th Tánaiste of Ireland

Births65 years ago

1955 - Margaret Moran, British politician and criminal

Births65 years ago

1955 - Guy Nève, Belgian race car driver (d. 1992)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Michael O'Keefe, American actor

Births65 years ago

1955 - Bill Osborne, New Zealand rugby player

Births65 years ago

1956 - James A. Winnefeld, Jr., American admiral

Births64 years ago

1957 - Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed, Pakistani-English businessman and politician

Births63 years ago

1958 - Brian Paddick, English police officer and politician

Births62 years ago

1959 - Paula Yates, British-Australian television host and author (d. 2000)

Births61 years ago
Births59 years ago

1962 - Clemens Binninger, German politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Stuart Pearce, English footballer, coach, and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Steve Roach, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster

Births58 years ago

1963 - Paula Frazer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Billy Gould, American bass player, songwriter, and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mano Solo, French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2010)

Births57 years ago

1964 - Helga Arendt, German sprinter (d. 2013)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian, actor, and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Djimon Hounsou, Beninese-American actor and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Witold Smorawiński, Polish guitarist, composer, and educator

Births56 years ago

1965 - Jeff Jackson, Canadian ice hockey player and manager

Births55 years ago

1966 - Pierre Brassard, Canadian comedian and actor

Births54 years ago

1966 - Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer, coach, and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - David Usher, English-Canadian singer-songwriter

Births54 years ago

1967 - Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan-American baseball player and coach

Births53 years ago

1968 - Aidan Gillen, Irish actor

Births52 years ago

1968 - Todd Jones, American baseball player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Roxanna Panufnik, English composer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Hashim Thaçi, Kosovan soldier and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Kosovo

Births52 years ago

1969 - Elias Atmatsidis, Greek footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Rory McCann, Scottish actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Eilidh Whiteford, Scottish academic and politician

Births51 years ago

1970 - Damien Fleming, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1971 - Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lankan cricketer and umpire

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births49 years ago

1972 - Rab Douglas, Scottish footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Chipper Jones, American baseball player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jure Košir, Slovenian skier and singer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Gabby Logan, English gymnast and radio host

Births47 years ago

1973 - Damon Lindelof, American screenwriter and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Brian Marshall, American bass player and songwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Eric Snow, American basketball player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Toomas Tohver, Estonian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Lee Westwood, English golfer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Eric Kripke, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Stephen Wiltshire, English illustrator

Births46 years ago

1975 - Dejan Savić, Yugoslavian and Serbian water polo player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Steve Finnan, Irish footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Frédéric Niemeyer, Canadian tennis player and coach

Births44 years ago

1977 - Carlos Beltrán, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Diego Placente, Argentine footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Diego Quintana, Argentine footballer

Births42 years ago

1980 - Fernando Arce, Mexican footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Karen Asrian, Armenian chess player (d. 2008)

Births40 years ago

1981 - Taylor Dent, American tennis player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Yuko Nakanishi, Japanese swimmer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Kelly Clarkson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - David Oliver, American hurdler

Births38 years ago

1982 - Simon Tischer, German volleyball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Hanna Melnychenko, Ukrainian heptathlete

Births37 years ago

1985 - Mike Rodgers, American sprinter

Births35 years ago

1986 - Aaron Cunningham, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Ben Howard, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kris Letang, Canadian ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Rein Taaramäe, Estonian cyclist

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jan Vertonghen, Belgian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Varun Dhawan, Indian actor

Births33 years ago

1989 - Elīna Babkina, Latvian basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - David Boudia, American diver

Births31 years ago

1989 - Taja Mohorčič, Slovenian tennis player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Kim Tae-ri, South Korean actress

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jan Veselý, Czech basketball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Sigrid Agren, French-Swedish model

Births29 years ago

1991 - Morgan Ciprès, French figure skater

Births29 years ago

1991 - Batuhan Karadeniz, Turkish footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Joe Keery, American actor

Births28 years ago

1992 - Laura Kenny, English cyclist

Births28 years ago

1993 - Ben Davies, Welsh footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Caspar Lee, British-South African Youtuber

Births26 years ago

1996 - Ashleigh Barty, Australian tennis player

Births24 years ago

1997 - Lydia Ko, New Zealand golfer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Veronika Kudermetova, Russian tennis player

Births23 years ago

1998 - Ryan Newman, American actress

Births22 years ago

Deaths

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1479 - Jorge Manrique, Spanish poet (b. 1440)

Deaths541 years ago

1513 - Şehzade Ahmet, Ottoman prince (b. 1465)

Deaths507 years ago

1617 - Concino Concini, Italian-French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1575)

Deaths403 years ago

1622 - Fidelis of Sigmaringen, German friar and saint (b. 1577)

Deaths398 years ago

1656 - Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (b. 1561)

Deaths364 years ago

1731 - Daniel Defoe, English journalist, novelist, and spy (b. 1660)

Deaths289 years ago

1748 - Anton thor Helle, German-Estonian clergyman and translator (b. 1683)

Deaths272 years ago

1779 - Eleazar Wheelock, American minister and academic, founded Dartmouth College (b. 1711)

Deaths241 years ago

1794 - Axel von Fersen the Elder, Swedish field marshal and politician (b. 1719)

Deaths226 years ago

1852 - Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet and translator (b. 1783)

Deaths168 years ago

1889 - Zulma Carraud, French author (b. 1796)

Deaths131 years ago

1891 - Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, German field marshal (b. 1800)

Deaths129 years ago

1924 - G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist and academic (b. 1844)

Deaths96 years ago

1931 - David Kldiashvili, Georgian author and playwright (b. 1862)

Deaths89 years ago

1935 - Anastasios Papoulas, Greek general (b. 1857)

Deaths85 years ago

1938 - George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (b. 1863)

Deaths82 years ago

1939 - Louis Trousselier, French cyclist (b. 1881)

Deaths81 years ago

1941 - Karin Boye, Swedish author and poet (b. 1900)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (b. 1874)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - Charles Jordan, American magician (b. 1888)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Ernst-Robert Grawitz, German physician (b. 1899)

Deaths75 years ago

1947 - Hans Biebow, German SS officer (b. 1902)

Deaths73 years ago

1947 - Willa Cather, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (b. 1873)

Deaths73 years ago

1948 - Jāzeps Vītols, Latvian composer (b. 1863)

Deaths72 years ago

1954 - Guy Mairesse, French race car driver (b. 1910)

Deaths66 years ago

1960 - Max von Laue, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Lee Moran, American actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1888)

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - Milt Franklyn, American composer (b. 1897)

Deaths58 years ago

1964 - Gerhard Domagk, German pathologist and bacteriologist (b. 1895)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Louise Dresser, American actress (b. 1878)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Simon Chikovani, Georgian poet and author (b. 1902)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Vladimir Komarov, Russian pilot, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1927)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Robert Richards, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of South Australia (b. 1885)

Deaths53 years ago

1970 - Otis Spann, American singer and pianist (b. 1930)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (b. 1892)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - Bud Abbott, American comedian and producer (b. 1895)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Pete Ham, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Mark Tobey, American-Swiss painter and educator (b. 1890)

Deaths44 years ago

1980 - Alejo Carpentier, Swiss-Cuban musicologist and author (b. 1904)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Ville Ritola, Finnish runner (b. 1896)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Erol Güngör, Turkish sociologist, psychologist, and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Rafael Pérez y Pérez, Spanish author (b. 1891)

Deaths36 years ago

1993 - Oliver Tambo, South African lawyer and activist (b. 1917)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Tran Duc Thao, Vietnamese philosopher and theorist (b. 1917)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Lodewijk Bruckman, Dutch painter (b. 1903)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Allan Francovich, American director and producer (b. 1941)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Pat Paulsen, American comedian and activist (b. 1927)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Eugene Stoner, American engineer, designed the AR-15 rifle (b. 1922)

Deaths23 years ago

2001 - Josef Peters, German race car driver (b. 1914)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Johnny Valentine, American wrestler (b. 1928)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Lucien Wercollier, Luxembourgian sculptor (b. 1908)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - José Giovanni, French-Swiss director and producer (b. 1923)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Estée Lauder, American businesswoman, co-founded Estée Lauder Companies (b. 1906)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Ezer Weizman, Israeli general and politician, 7th President of Israel (b. 1924)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Fei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Moshe Teitelbaum, Romanian-American rabbi and author (b. 1914)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Jimmy Giuffre, American clarinet player, and saxophonist, and composer (b. 1921)

Deaths12 years ago

2011 - Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philanthropist (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2014 - Hans Hollein, Austrian architect, designed Haas House (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sandy Jardine, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1948)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Shobha Nagi Reddy, Indian politician (b. 1968)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Tadeusz Różewicz, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Władysław Bartoszewski, Polish journalist and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Tommy Kono, American weightlifter and coach (b. 1930)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Robert Pirsig, American author and philosopher (b. 1928)

Deaths3 years ago

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