Holidays and observances

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

Events

1336 - Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascends Mont Ventoux.

Events684 years ago

1478 - The Pazzi family attack Lorenzo de' Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in Florence Cathedral.

Events542 years ago

1564 - Playwright William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (date of actual birth is unknown).

Events456 years ago

1607 - English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.

Events413 years ago

1721 - A massive earthquake devastates the Iranian city of Tabriz.

Events299 years ago

1777 - Sybil Ludington, aged 16, rode 40 miles (64 km) to alert American colonial forces to the approach of the British regular forces

Events243 years ago
Events226 years ago

1802 - Napoleon Bonaparte signs a general amnesty to allow all but about one thousand of the most notorious émigrés of the French Revolution to return to France, as part of a reconciliary gesture with the factions of the Ancien Régime and to eventually consolidate his own rule.

Events218 years ago

1803 - Thousands of meteor fragments fall from the skies of L'Aigle, France; the event convinces European scientists that meteors exist.

Events217 years ago
Events155 years ago

1865 - Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, in Virginia.

Events155 years ago
Events117 years ago

1925 - Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic.

Events95 years ago

1933 - The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.

Events87 years ago

1937 - Spanish Civil War: Guernica, Spain, is bombed by German Luftwaffe.

Events83 years ago

1942 - Benxihu Colliery accident in Manchukuo leaves 1549 Chinese miners dead.

Events78 years ago

1943 - The Easter Riots break out in Uppsala, Sweden.

Events77 years ago

1944 - Georgios Papandreou becomes head of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt.

Events76 years ago

1944 - Heinrich Kreipe is captured by Allied commandos in occupied Crete.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: Battle of Bautzen: Last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Filipino troops of the 66th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL and the American troops of the 33rd and 37th Infantry Division, United States Army are liberated in Baguio City and they fight against the Japanese forces under General Tomoyuki Yamashita.

Events75 years ago

1954 - The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.

Events66 years ago

1956 - SS Ideal X, the world's first successful container ship, leaves Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas.

Events64 years ago

1958 - Final run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City after 68 years, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.

Events62 years ago

1960 - Forced out by the April Revolution, President of South Korea Syngman Rhee resigns after 12 years of dictatorial rule.

Events60 years ago

1962 - NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.

Events58 years ago

1963 - In Libya, amendments to the constitution transform Libya (United Kingdom of Libya) into one national unity (Kingdom of Libya) and allows for female participation in elections.

Events57 years ago

1964 - Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania.

Events56 years ago

1966 - The magnitude 5.1 Tashkent earthquake affects the largest city in Soviet Central Asia with a maximum MSK intensity of VII (Very strong). Tashkent is mostly destroyed and 15–200 are killed.

Events54 years ago

1966 - A new government is formed in the Republic of the Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.

Events54 years ago

1981 - Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world's first human open fetal surgery.

Events39 years ago

1982 - Fifty-seven people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

Events38 years ago

1986 - A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster.

Events34 years ago

1989 - The deadliest known tornado strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 1,300, injuring 12,000, and leaving as many as 80,000 homeless.

Events31 years ago

1989 - People's Daily publishes the April 26 Editorial which inflames the nascent Tiananmen Square protests.

Events31 years ago

1991 - Seventy tornadoes break out in the central United States. Before the outbreak's end, Andover, Kansas, would record the year's only F5 tornado.

Events29 years ago

1994 - China Airlines Flight 140 crashes at Nagoya Airport in Japan, killing 264 of the 271 people on board.

Events26 years ago

2002 - Robert Steinhäuser kills 16 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.

Events18 years ago

2005 - Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country (Syrian occupation of Lebanon).

Events15 years ago
Events2 years ago

Births

121 - Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor (d. 180)

Births
Births

764 - Al-Hadi, Iranian caliph (d. 786)

Births
Births736 years ago

1319 - King John II of France (d. 1364)

Births701 years ago

1538 - Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter and academic (d. 1600)

Births482 years ago

1575 - Marie de' Medici, queen of Henry IV of France (d. 1642)

Births445 years ago

1647 - William Ashhurst, English banker, Sheriff of London, Lord Mayor of London and politician (d. 1720)

Births373 years ago
Births372 years ago

1697 - Adam Falckenhagen, German lute player and composer (d. 1754)

Births323 years ago

1710 - Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher and academic (d. 1796)

Births310 years ago

1718 - Esek Hopkins, American commander (d. 1802)

Births302 years ago

1774 - Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist and paleontologist (d. 1853)

Births246 years ago
Births238 years ago

1785 - John James Audubon, French-American ornithologist and painter (d. 1851)

Births235 years ago

1787 - Ludwig Uhland, German poet, philologist, and historian (d. 1862)

Births233 years ago

1798 - Eugène Delacroix, French painter and lithographer (d. 1863)

Births222 years ago

1801 - Ambrose Dudley Mann, American politician and diplomat, 1st United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1889)

Births219 years ago

1804 - Charles Goodyear, American banker, lawyer, and politician (d. 1876)

Births216 years ago

1822 - Frederick Law Olmsted, American journalist and designer, co-designed Central Park (d. 1903)

Births198 years ago

1834 - Charles Farrar Browne, American author (d. 1867)

Births186 years ago

1856 - Joseph Ward, Australian-New Zealand businessman and politician, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1930)

Births164 years ago

1862 - Edmund C. Tarbell, American painter and educator (d. 1938)

Births158 years ago

1876 - Ernst Felle, German rower (d. 1959)

Births144 years ago

1877 - James Dooley, Irish-Australian politician, 21st Premier of New South Wales (d. 1950)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Rafael Guízar y Valencia, Mexican bishop and saint (d. 1938)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Eric Campbell, British actor (d. 1917)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Owen Willans Richardson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)

Births141 years ago

1886 - Ma Rainey, American singer (d. 1939)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Ğabdulla Tuqay, Russian poet and publicist (d. 1913)

Births134 years ago

1889 - Anita Loos, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1981)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-English philosopher and academic (d. 1951)

Births131 years ago

1894 - Rudolf Hess, Egyptian-German politician (d. 1987)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Ruut Tarmo, Estonian actor and director (d. 1967)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Ernst Udet, German colonel and pilot (d. 1941)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Eddie Eagan, American boxer and bobsledder (d. 1967)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Douglas Sirk, German-American director and screenwriter (d. 1987)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish poet and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)

Births122 years ago

1898 - John Grierson, Scottish director and producer (d. 1972)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Oscar Rabin, Latvian-English saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1958)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Eva Aschoff, German bookbinder and calligrapher (d. 1969)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist and physicist (d. 1985)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Hack Wilson, American baseball player (d. 1948)

Births120 years ago

1904 - Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian cardinal (d. 1991)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist and politician, 177th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Jean Vigo, French director and screenwriter (d. 1934)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Ilias Tsirimokos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1968)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Marianne Hoppe, German actress (d. 2002)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese screenwriter and producer (d. 1997)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Paul Verner, German soldier and politician (d. 1986)

Births109 years ago

1912 - A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-American author (d. 2000)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Bernard Malamud, Jewish American novelist and short story writer (d. 1986)

Births106 years ago

1914 - James Rouse, American real estate developer (d. 1996)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Eyvind Earle, American artist, author, and illustrator (d. 2000)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Ken Wallis, English commander, engineer, and pilot (d. 2013)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Morris West, Australian author and playwright (d. 1999)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Sal Maglie, American baseball player and coach (d. 1992)

Births103 years ago

1917 - I. M. Pei, Chinese-American architect, designed the National Gallery of Art and Bank of China Tower (d. 2019)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Virgil Trucks, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch sprinter and long jumper (d. 2004)

Births102 years ago

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

Births99 years ago

1922 - J. C. Holt, English historian and academic (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Jeanne Sauvé, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Governor General of Canada (d. 1993)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Margaret Scott, South African-Australian ballerina and choreographer

Births98 years ago

1924 - Browning Ross, American runner and soldier (d. 1998)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Vladimir Boltyansky, Russian mathematician, educator and author

Births95 years ago

1925 - Gerard Cafesjian, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Frank Hahn, British economist (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Michael Mathias Prechtl, German soldier and illustrator (d. 2003)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Jack Douglas, English actor (d. 2008)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Granny Hamner, American baseball player (d. 1993)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Harry Gallatin, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Richard Mitchell, American author and educator (d. 2002)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Roger Moens, Belgian runner and sportscaster

Births90 years ago

1931 - Paul Almond, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent and producer (d. 2008)

Births89 years ago

1931 - John Cain Jr., Australian politician, 41st Premier of Victoria (d. 2019)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Israr Ahmed, Indian-Pakistani theologian, philosopher, and scholar (d. 2010)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Shirley Cawley, English long jumper

Births88 years ago

1932 - Frank D'Rone, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Francis Lai, French accordion player and composer (d. 2018)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Michael Smith, English-Canadian biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Carol Burnett, American actress, singer, and producer

Births87 years ago

1933 - Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican-American general (d. 2005)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Arno Allan Penzias, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births87 years ago

1935 - Patricia Reilly Giff, American author and educator

Births85 years ago

1937 - Jean-Pierre Beltoise, French race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 2015)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Duane Eddy, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births82 years ago

1938 - Maurice Williams, American doo-wop/R&B singer-songwriter (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs)

Births82 years ago

1940 - Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, Indian cleric and politician (d. 2014)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Giorgio Moroder, Italian singer-songwriter and producer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Cliff Watson, English rugby league player (d. 2018)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Claudine Auger, French model and actress (d. 2019)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Svyatoslav Belza, Russian journalist, author, and critic (d. 2014)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Sharon Carstairs, Canadian lawyer and politician, Canadian Leader of the Government in the Senate

Births78 years ago
Births78 years ago

1942 - Bobby Rydell, American singer and actor

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jadwiga Staniszkis, Polish sociologist, political scientist, and academic

Births78 years ago

1943 - Gary Wright, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect and academic, designed the Therme Vals

Births77 years ago

1944 - Richard Bradshaw, English conductor (d. 2007)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Howard Davies, English director and producer (d. 2016)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Dick Johnson, Australian race car driver

Births75 years ago

1945 - Sylvain Simard, Canadian academic and politician

Births75 years ago

1946 - Marilyn Nelson, African-American poet and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Alberto Quintano, Chilean footballer

Births74 years ago

1949 - Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)

Births71 years ago

1951 - John Battle, English politician

Births69 years ago

1954 - Tatyana Fomina, Estonian chess player

Births66 years ago

1954 - Alan Hinkes, English mountaineer and explorer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Kurt Bodewig, German politician

Births65 years ago

1956 - Koo Stark, American actress and photographer

Births64 years ago

1958 - John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute, Scottish race car driver

Births62 years ago

1958 - Giancarlo Esposito, American actor, director, and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Georgios Kostikos, Greek footballer, coach, and manager

Births62 years ago

1959 - John Corabi, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births61 years ago

1960 - Steve Lombardozzi, American baseball player and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Roger Taylor, English drummer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Joan Chen, Chinese-American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Chris Mars, American artist and former drummer of The Replacements

Births59 years ago

1962 - Colin Anderson, English footballer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Debra Wilson, American actress and comedian

Births58 years ago

1963 - Jet Li, Chinese-Singaporean martial artist, actor, and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Colin Scotts, Australian-American football player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Cornelia Ullrich, German hurdler

Births57 years ago

1963 - Bill Wennington, Canadian basketball player

Births57 years ago

1965 - Susannah Harker, English actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Kevin James, American actor and comedian

Births55 years ago

1967 - Glenn Thomas Jacobs, American professional wrestler, actor, businessman and politician

Births53 years ago

1967 - Marianne Jean-Baptiste, English actress and singer-songwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Toomas Tõniste, Estonian sailor and politician

Births53 years ago

1970 - Dean Austin, English footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Melania Trump, Slovene-American model; First Lady of the United States; wife of United States President Donald Trump

Births50 years ago

1970 - Kristen R. Ghodsee, American ethnographer and academic

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, African-American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Jay DeMarcus, American bass player, songwriter, and producer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jason Bargwanna, Australian race car driver

Births48 years ago

1972 - Kiko, Spanish footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Natrone Means, American football player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Avi Nimni, Israeli footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1973 - Geoff Blum, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1973 - Jules Naudet, French-American director and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Chris Perry, English footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Óscar García Junyent, Spanish footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1975 - Joey Jordison, American musician, songwriter, record producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Rahul Verma, Indian social worker & activist

Births45 years ago

1976 - Luigi Panarelli, Italian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Václav Varaďa, Czech ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Samantha Cristoforetti, Italian astronaut

Births43 years ago

1977 - Kosuke Fukudome, Japanese baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Roxana Saberi, American journalist and author

Births43 years ago

1977 - Tom Welling, American actor

Births43 years ago

1978 - Joe Crede, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Stana Katic, Canadian actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Peter Madsen, Danish footballer

Births42 years ago

1980 - Jordana Brewster, Panamanian-American actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Marlon King, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Anna Mucha, Polish actress and journalist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Channing Tatum, American actor and producer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Caro Emerald, Dutch pop and jazz singer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ms. Dynamite, English rapper and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Sandra Schmitt, German skier (d. 2000)

Births39 years ago

1982 - Novlene Williams-Mills, Jamaican sprinter

Births38 years ago

1983 - José María López, Argentinian race car driver

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jessica Lynch, American soldier and POW

Births37 years ago

1984 - Emily Wickersham, American actress

Births36 years ago

1985 - John Isner, American tennis player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Andrea Koch Benvenuto, Chilean tennis player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Lior Refaelov, Israeli footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Sean Evans, host of the YouTube series Hot Ones

Births34 years ago

1986 - Yuliya Zaripova, Russian runner

Births34 years ago

1987 - Jorge Andújar Moreno, Spanish footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Ben Spina, Australian rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Manuel Viniegra, Mexican footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Gareth Evans, English footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Melvin Ingram, American football player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Mitch Rein, Australian rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Nevin Spence, Northern Irish rugby player (d. 2012)

Births30 years ago

1991 - Lazaros Fotias, Greek footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Peter Handscomb, Australian Cricketer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Will Heard, British singer and songwriter

Births29 years ago

1991 - Isaac Liu, New Zealand rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Ignacio Lores Varela, Uruguayan footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Srdjan Pejicic, Canadian/Bosnian basketball player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Wojciech Pszczolarski, Polish bicycle racer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Aaron Judge, American baseball player

Births28 years ago

1994 - Daniil Kvyat, Russian race car driver

Births26 years ago

Deaths

645 - Richarius, Frankish monk and saint (b. 560)

Deaths

680 - Muawiyah I, Umayyad caliph (b. 602)

Deaths

757 - Pope Stephen II (b. 715)

Deaths

893 - Chen Jingxuan, general of the Tang Dynasty

Deaths

962 - Adalbero I, bishop of Metz

Deaths

1192 - Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)

Deaths828 years ago
Deaths654 years ago

1392 - Jeong Mong-ju, Korean civil minister, diplomat and scholar (b. 1338)

Deaths628 years ago

1444 - Robert Campin, Flemish painter (b. 1378)

Deaths576 years ago

1478 - Giuliano de' Medici, Italian ruler (b. 1453)

Deaths542 years ago

1489 - Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shōgun (b. 1465)

Deaths531 years ago

1558 - Jean Fernel, French physician (b. 1497)

Deaths462 years ago

1686 - Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, Swedish statesman and military man (b. 1622)

Deaths334 years ago

1716 - John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, English jurist and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1651)

Deaths304 years ago

1784 - Nano Nagle, Irish nun and educator, founded the Presentation Sisters (b. 1718)

Deaths236 years ago

1789 - Petr Ivanovich Panin, Russian general (b. 1721)

Deaths231 years ago

1809 - Bernhard Schott, German music publisher (b. 1748)

Deaths211 years ago

1865 - John Wilkes Booth, American actor, assassin of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1838)

Deaths155 years ago
Deaths139 years ago

1895 - Eric Stenbock, Estonian-English author and poet (b. 1860)

Deaths125 years ago

1910 - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian-French author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)

Deaths110 years ago

1915 - John Bunny, American actor (b. 1863)

Deaths105 years ago

1920 - Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician and theorist (b. 1887)

Deaths100 years ago

1932 - William Lockwood, English cricketer (b. 1868)

Deaths88 years ago

1934 - Arturs Alberings, Latvian politician, former Prime Minister of Latvia (b. 1876)

Deaths86 years ago

1940 - Carl Bosch, German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)

Deaths80 years ago

1944 - Violette Morris, French footballer, shot putter, and discus thrower (b. 1893)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Sigmund Rascher, German physician (b. 1909)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Pavlo Skoropadskyi, German-Ukrainian general and politician, Hetman of Ukraine (b. 1871)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - James Larkin White, American miner, explorer, and park ranger (b. 1882)

Deaths74 years ago

1950 - George Murray Hulbert, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1881)

Deaths70 years ago

1951 - Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist and academic (b. 1868)

Deaths69 years ago

1956 - Edward Arnold, American actor (b. 1890)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist, founded Shotokan (b. 1868)

Deaths63 years ago

1964 - E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet and author (b. 1882)

Deaths56 years ago

1968 - John Heartfield, German illustrator and photographer (b. 1891)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist, founded aikido (b. 1883)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Erik Bergman, Swedish minister and author (b. 1886)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress, striptease dancer, and writer (b. 1911)

Deaths50 years ago

1973 - Irene Ryan, American actress and philanthropist (b. 1902)

Deaths47 years ago

1976 - Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Sid James, South African-English actor (b. 1913)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Armstrong Sperry, American author and illustrator (b. 1897)

Deaths44 years ago

1980 - Cicely Courtneidge, Australian-born British actress, comedian and singer (b. 1893)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909)

Deaths39 years ago

1984 - Count Basie, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1904)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Broderick Crawford, American actor (b. 1911)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Bessie Love, American actress (b. 1898)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (b. 1899)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Shankar, Indian composer and conductor (b. 1922)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - John Silkin, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (b. 1923)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Lucille Ball, American model, actress, comedian, and producer (b. 1911)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Leo Arnaud, French-American composer and conductor (b. 1904)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Carmine Coppola, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - A. B. Guthrie, Jr., American novelist and historian, (b. 1901)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Richard Hatfield, Canadian lawyer and politician, 26th Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1931)

Deaths29 years ago

1994 - Masutatsu Ōyama, Japanese martial artist, founded Kyokushin kaikan (b. 1923)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Stirling Silliphant, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Adrian Borland, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1957)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Jill Dando, English journalist and television personality (b. 1961)

Deaths21 years ago

2003 - Rosemary Brown, Jamaican-Canadian academic and politician (b. 1930)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Yun Hyon-seok, South Korean poet and author (b. 1984)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Edward Max Nicholson, Irish environmentalist, co-founded the World Wide Fund for Nature (b. 1904)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Hubert Selby, Jr., American author, poet, and screenwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Mason Adams, American actor (b. 1919)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Elisabeth Domitien, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1925)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss actress (b. 1926)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan journalist, author, and academic (b. 1917)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Jack Valenti, American businessman, created the MPAA film rating system (b. 1921)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Hans Holzer, Austrian-American paranormal investigator and author (b. 1920)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Mariam A. Aleem, Egyptian graphic designer and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Urs Felber, Swiss engineer and businessman (b. 1942)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Phoebe Snow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1950)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Terence Spinks, English boxer and trainer (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Jacqueline Brookes, American actress and educator (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - George Jones, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Gerald Guralnik, American physicist and academic (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Paul Robeson, Jr., American historian and author (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Jayne Meadows, American actress (b. 1919)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Marcel Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Harry Wu, Chinese human rights activist (b. 1937)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Jonathan Demme, American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter (b. 1944)

Deaths3 years ago

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