Holidays and observances

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

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Holidays and observances

Events

224 - The Battle of Hormozdgan is fought. Ardashir I defeats and kills Artabanus V effectively ending the Parthian Empire.

Events

357 - Emperor Constantius II enters Rome for the first time to celebrate his victory over Magnus Magnentius.

Events

1192 - Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title to the throne is confirmed by election. The killing is carried out by Hashshashin.

Events828 years ago

1253 - Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō for the very first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism, in effect founding Nichiren Buddhism.

Events767 years ago

1503 - The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as one of the first European battles in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder.

Events517 years ago

1611 - Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the largest Catholic university in the world.

Events409 years ago

1758 - The Marathas defeat the Afghans in the Battle of Attock and capture the city.

Events262 years ago

1788 - Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution.

Events232 years ago

1789 - Mutiny on the Bounty: Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island.

Events231 years ago

1792 - France invades the Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium and Luxembourg), beginning the French Revolutionary Wars.

Events228 years ago

1794 - Sardinians, headed by Giovanni Maria Angioy, start a revolution against Savoy domination, expelling Viceroy Balbiano and his officials from Cagliari, the capital and largest city of the island.

Events226 years ago

1796 - The Armistice of Cherasco is signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and Vittorio Amedeo III, King of Sardinia, expanding French territory along the Mediterranean coast.

Events224 years ago

1869 - Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay ten miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched.

Events151 years ago
Events139 years ago

1887 - A week after being arrested by the Prussian Secret Police, French police inspector Guillaume Schnaebelé is released on order of William I, German Emperor, defusing a possible war.

Events133 years ago

1910 - Frenchman Louis Paulhan wins the 1910 London to Manchester air race, the first long-distance aeroplane race in England.

Events110 years ago

1920 - Azerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union.

Events100 years ago

1923 - Wembley Stadium is opened, named initially as the Empire Stadium.

Events97 years ago

1930 - The Independence Producers hosted the first night game in the history of Organized Baseball in Independence, Kansas.

Events90 years ago

1941 - The Ustaše massacre nearly 200 Serbs in the village of Gudovac, the first massacre of their genocidal campaign against Serbs of the Independent State of Croatia.

Events79 years ago

1944 - World War II: Nine German E-boats attacked US and UK units during Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy landings, killing 946.

Events76 years ago

1945 - Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are shot dead by Walter Audisio, a member of the Italian resistance movement.

Events75 years ago

1947 - Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to demonstrate that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.

Events73 years ago

1948 - Igor Stravinsky conducted the premiere of his American ballet, Orpheus at the New York City Center.

Events72 years ago

1949 - The Hukbalahap are accused of assassinating former First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, while she is en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and ten others are also killed.

Events71 years ago
Events68 years ago

1952 - The Treaty of San Francisco comes into effect, restoring Japanese sovereignty and ending its state of war with most of the Allies of World War II.

Events68 years ago

1952 - The Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty (Treaty of Taipei) is signed in Taipei, Taiwan between Japan and the Republic of China to officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Events68 years ago

1965 - United States occupation of the Dominican Republic: American troops land in the Dominican Republic to "forestall establishment of a Communist dictatorship" and to evacuate U.S. Army troops.

Events55 years ago

1967 - Vietnam War: Boxer Muhammad Ali refuses his induction into the United States Army and is subsequently stripped of his championship and license.

Events53 years ago
Events51 years ago

1970 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.

Events50 years ago

1973 - The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, recorded in Abbey Road Studios goes to number one on the US Billboard chart, beginning a record-breaking 741-week chart run.

Events47 years ago

1975 - General Cao Văn Viên, chief of the South Vietnamese military, departs for the US as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on victory.

Events45 years ago

1977 - The Red Army Faction trial ends, with Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe found guilty of four counts of murder and more than 30 counts of attempted murder.

Events43 years ago

1978 - President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.

Events42 years ago

1986 - The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise becomes the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea.

Events34 years ago

1986 - High levels of radiation resulting from the Chernobyl disaster are detected at a nuclear power plant in Sweden, leading Soviet authorities to publicly announce the accident.

Events34 years ago

1988 - Near Maui, Hawaii, flight attendant Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing is blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane's fuselage rips open in mid-flight.

Events32 years ago

1994 - Former Central Intelligence Agency counterintelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.

Events26 years ago

1996 - Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense.

Events24 years ago

1996 - Port Arthur massacre, Tasmania: A gunman, Martin Bryant, opens fire at the Broad Arrow Cafe in Port Arthur, Tasmania, killing 35 people and wounding 23 others.

Events24 years ago

2004 - CBS News released evidence of the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse. The photographs show rape and abuse from the American troops over Iraqi detainees.

Events16 years ago

Births

AD 32 - Otho, Roman emperor (d. 69 AD)

Births

1402 - Nezahualcoyotl, Acolhuan philosopher, warrior, poet and ruler (d. 1472)

Births618 years ago

1442 - Edward IV, king of England (d. 1483)

Births578 years ago

1545 - Yi Sun-sin, Korean commander (d. 1598)

Births475 years ago
Births447 years ago

1604 - Joris Jansen Rapelje, Dutch settler in colonial North America (d. 1662)

Births416 years ago

1623 - Wilhelmus Beekman, Dutch politician (d. 1707)

Births397 years ago

1630 - Charles Cotton, English poet and author (d. 1687)

Births390 years ago

1676 - Frederick I, prince consort and king of Sweden (d. 1751)

Births344 years ago

1715 - Franz Sparry, Austrian composer and educator (d. 1767)

Births305 years ago

1758 - James Monroe, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th President of the United States (d. 1831)

Births262 years ago

1761 - Marie Harel, French cheesemaker (d. 1844)

Births259 years ago

1765 - Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician and academic (d. 1834)

Births255 years ago

1819 - Ezra Abbot, American scholar and academic (d. 1884)

Births201 years ago

1827 - William Hall, Canadian soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1904)

Births193 years ago

1838 - Tobias Asser, Dutch lawyer and scholar, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1913)

Births182 years ago

1848 - Ludvig Schytte, Danish pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1909)

Births172 years ago

1854 - Hertha Marks Ayrton, Polish-British engineer, mathematician, and physicist. (d. 1923)

Births166 years ago

1855 - José Malhoa, Portuguese painter (d. 1933)

Births165 years ago

1863 - Josiah Thomas, English-Australian miner and politician, 7th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1933)

Births157 years ago

1863 - Nikolai von Meck, Russian engineer (d. 1929)

Births157 years ago

1865 - Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist and academic (d. 1940)

Births155 years ago

1868 - Lucy Booth, English composer (d. 1953)

Births152 years ago

1868 - Georgy Voronoy, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1908)

Births152 years ago

1874 - Karl Kraus, Austrian journalist and author (d. 1936)

Births146 years ago

1874 - Sidney Toler, American actor and director (d. 1947)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Nicola Romeo, Italian engineer and businessman (d. 1938)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Lionel Barrymore, American actor and director (d. 1954)

Births142 years ago

1886 - Erich Salomon, German-born news photographer (d. 1944)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Art Shaw, American hurdler (d. 1955)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Walter Tull, English footballer and soldier (d. 1918)

Births132 years ago

1889 - António de Oliveira Salazar, Portuguese economist and politician, 100th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1970)

Births131 years ago

1896 - Na Hye-sok, South Korean journalist, poet, and painter (d. 1948)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician, Head of State of the People's Republic of China (d. 1986)

Births123 years ago

1900 - Alice Berry, Australian activist (d. 1978)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Heinrich Müller, German SS officer (d. 1945)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Jan Oort, Dutch astronomer and academic (d. 1992)

Births120 years ago

1901 - H. B. Stallard, English runner and surgeon (d. 1973)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Johan Borgen, Norwegian author and critic (d. 1979)

Births118 years ago

1906 - Kurt Gödel, Czech-American mathematician, philosopher, and academic (d. 1978)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor and philanthropist (d. 1999)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Ethel Catherwood, American-Canadian high jumper and javelin thrower (d. 1987)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Jack Fingleton, Australian cricketer, journalist, and sportscaster (d. 1981)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Oskar Schindler, Czech-German businessman (d. 1974)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Arthur Võõbus, Estonian-American theologist and orientalist (d. 1988)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Sam Merwin, Jr., American author (d. 1996)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Lee Falk, American director, producer, and playwright (d. 1999)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Odette Hallowes, French soldier and spy (d. 1995)

Births108 years ago

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

Births108 years ago

1912 - Odette Sansom, French World War II heroine (d. 1995)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Rose Murphy, American singer (d. 1989)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Michel Mohrt, French author, historian (d. 2011)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian businessman, created Lamborghini (d. 1993)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Robert Cornthwaite, American actor (d. 2006)

Births103 years ago

1921 - Rowland Evans, American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 2001)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Simin Daneshvar, Iranian author and academic (d. 2012)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Carolyn Cassady, American author (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1923 - William Guarnere, American sergeant (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Dick Ayers, American author and illustrator (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Blossom Dearie, American singer and pianist (d. 2009)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Kenneth Kaunda, Zambian educator and politician, 1st President of Zambia

Births96 years ago

1925 - T. John Lesinski, American judge and politician, 51st Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (d. 1996)

Births95 years ago

1925 - John Leonard Thorn, English lieutenant, author, and academic

Births95 years ago

1926 - James Bama, American artist and illustrator

Births94 years ago

1926 - Bill Blackbeard, American historian and author (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Harper Lee, American novelist (d. 2016)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Hulusi Sayın, Turkish general (d. 1991)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Yves Klein, French painter (d. 1962)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Eugene Merle Shoemaker, American geologist and astronomer (d. 1997)

Births92 years ago

1930 - James Baker, American lawyer and politician, 61st United States Secretary of State

Births90 years ago

1930 - Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983)

Births90 years ago

1933 - Miodrag Radulovacki, Serbian-American neuropharmacologist and academic (d. 2014)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Lois Duncan, American journalist and author (d. 2016)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Pedro Ramos, Cuban baseball player

Births85 years ago

1935 - Jimmy Wray, Scottish boxer and politician (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Tariq Aziz, Iraqi journalist and politician, Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2015)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Saddam Hussein, Iraqi general and politician, 5th President of Iraq (d. 2006)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Jean Redpath, Scottish singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

Births83 years ago

1937 - John White, Scottish footballer (d. 1964)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Madge Sinclair, Jamaican-American actress (d. 1995)

Births82 years ago

1941 - Ann-Margret, Swedish-American actress, singer, and dancer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Lucien Aimar, French cyclist

Births79 years ago

1941 - John Madejski, English businessman and academic

Births79 years ago

1941 - Karl Barry Sharpless, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births79 years ago

1941 - Iryna Zhylenko, Ukrainian poet and author (d. 2013)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Mike Brearley, English cricketer and psychoanalyst

Births78 years ago

1943 - Aryeh Bibi, Iraqi-born Israeli politician

Births77 years ago

1944 - Elizabeth LeCompte, American director and producer

Births76 years ago
Births76 years ago

1944 - Alice Waters, American chef and author

Births76 years ago

1946 - Nour El-Sherif, Egyptian actor and producer (d. 2015)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ginette Reno, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress

Births74 years ago

1946 - Larissa Grunig, American theorist and activist

Births74 years ago

1947 - Christian Jacq, French historian and author

Births73 years ago

1947 - Nicola LeFanu, English composer and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Steve Khan, American jazz guitarist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Terry Pratchett, English journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Marcia Strassman, American actress and singer (d. 2014)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Jeremy Cooke, English lawyer and judge

Births71 years ago

1949 - Paul Guilfoyle, American actor

Births71 years ago

1949 - Bruno Kirby, American actor and director (d. 2006)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Willie Colón, Puerto Rican-American trombonist and producer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Jay Leno, American comedian, talk show host, and producer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Steve Rider, English journalist and sportscaster

Births70 years ago

1951 - Tim Congdon, English economist and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Larry Smith, Canadian football player and politician

Births69 years ago

1952 - Chuck Leavell, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births68 years ago

1952 - Mary McDonnell, American actress

Births68 years ago

1953 - Roberto Bolaño, Chilean novelist, short-story writer, poet, and essayist (d. 2003)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Kim Gordon, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Brian Greenhoff, English footballer and coach (d. 2013)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Timothy Curley, American educator

Births66 years ago
Births66 years ago

1954 - Vic Sotto, Filipino actor-producer, singer-songwriter, comedian and television personality

Births66 years ago

1954 - Ron Zook, American football player and coach

Births66 years ago

1955 - Eddie Jobson, English keyboard player and violinist

Births65 years ago

1955 - Dieter Rubach, German bass player for Accept, U.D.O. and Bad Steve

Births65 years ago

1956 - Jimmy Barnes, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1957 - Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Hal Sutton, American golfer

Births62 years ago

1960 - Tom Browning, American baseball player

Births60 years ago
Births60 years ago

1960 - Phil King, English bass player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Ian Rankin, Scottish author

Births60 years ago

1960 - Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strongman and weightlifter (d. 1993)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Walter Zenga, Italian footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1963 - Sandrine Dumas, French actress, director, and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Lloyd Eisler, Canadian figure skater and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Marc Lacroix, Belgian biochemist and academic

Births57 years ago

1964 - Stephen Ames, Trinidadian golfer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Noriyuki Iwadare, Japanese composer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ajay Kakkar, Baron Kakkar, English surgeon and academic

Births56 years ago

1964 - Barry Larkin, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1964 - L'Wren Scott, American model and fashion designer (d. 2014)

Births56 years ago

1965 - Jennifer Rardin, American author (d. 2010)

Births55 years ago

1966 - John Daly, American golfer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Too Short, American rapper, producer and actor

Births54 years ago

1967 - Chris White, English engineer and politician

Births53 years ago

1968 - Howard Donald, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Andy Flower, South-African-Zimbabwean cricketer and coach

Births52 years ago

1969 - LeRon Perry Ellis, American basketball player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Richard Fromberg, Australian tennis player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Nicklas Lidström, Swedish ice hockey player and scout

Births50 years ago

1970 - Diego Simeone, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1971 - Brad McEwan, Australian journalist

Births49 years ago

1972 - Violent J, American rapper, Insane Clown Posse

Births48 years ago

1972 - Helena Tulve, Estonian composer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jean-Paul van Gastel, Dutch footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1973 - Jorge Garcia, American actor and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Earl Holmes, American football player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Andrew Mehrtens, South African-New Zealand rugby player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Penélope Cruz, Spanish actress and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Margo Dydek, Polish basketball player and coach (d. 2011)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Richel Hersisia, Dutch boxer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Vernon Kay, English radio and television host

Births46 years ago

1974 - Dominic Matteo, Scottish footballer and journalist

Births46 years ago

1975 - Michael Walchhofer, Austrian skier

Births45 years ago

1976 - Shane Jurgensen, Australian cricketer

Births44 years ago

1978 - Lauren Laverne, English singer and television host

Births42 years ago

1978 - Robert Oliveri, American actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Nate Richert, American actor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Scott Fujita, American football player and sportscaster

Births41 years ago

1980 - Bradley Wiggins, English cyclist

Births40 years ago

1981 - Jessica Alba, American model and actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Pietro Travagli, Italian rugby player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Nikki Grahame, English model and journalist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Chris Kaman, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Josh Brookes, Australian motorcycle racer

Births37 years ago

1983 - David Freese, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Roger Johnson, English footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Graham Wagg, English cricketer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Thomas Waldrom, New Zealand-English rugby player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Dmitri Torbinski, Russian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Lucas Jakubczyk, German sprinter and long jumper

Births35 years ago

1985 - Deividas Stagniūnas, Lithuanian ice dancer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Roman Polák, Czech ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jenna Ushkowitz, Korean-American actress, singer, and dancer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Ryan Conroy, Scottish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Samantha Akkineni, Indian actress and model

Births33 years ago

1987 - Bradley Johnson, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Zoran Tošić, Serbian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Jonathan Biabiany, French footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Juan Manuel Mata, Spanish footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Katariina Tuohimaa, Finnish tennis player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Emil Salomonsson, Swedish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Kim Sung-kyu, South Korean singer, member of the South Korean boy band INFINITE

Births31 years ago

1990 - Niels-Peter Mørck, Danish footballer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Blake Bortles, American football player

Births28 years ago

1992 - DeMarcus Lawrence, American football player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Craig Garvey, Australian rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Eva Samková, Czech snowboarder

Births27 years ago

1995 - Jonathan Benteke, Belgian footballer

Births25 years ago

1995 - Melanie Martinez, American singer

Births25 years ago

Deaths

Deaths

948 - Hu Jinsi, Chinese general and prefect

Deaths

988 - Adaldag, archbishop of Bremen

Deaths

1109 - Abbot Hugh of Cluny (b. 1024)

Deaths911 years ago
Deaths828 years ago

1197 - Rhys ap Gruffydd, prince of Deheubarth (b. 1132)

Deaths823 years ago

1257 - Shajar al-Durr, sovereign sultana of Egypt

Deaths763 years ago
Deaths760 years ago

1400 - Baldus de Ubaldis, Italian jurist (b. 1327)

Deaths620 years ago

1489 - Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician (b. 1449)

Deaths531 years ago

1533 - Nicholas West, English bishop and diplomat (b. 1461)

Deaths487 years ago

1643 - Francisco de Lucena, Portuguese politician (b. 1578)

Deaths377 years ago

1710 - Thomas Betterton, English actor and manager (b. 1630)

Deaths310 years ago

1716 - Louis de Montfort, French priest and saint (b. 1673)

Deaths304 years ago

1726 - Thomas Pitt, English merchant and politician (b. 1653)

Deaths294 years ago

1741 - Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish general and politician (b. 1668)

Deaths279 years ago

1772 - Johann Friedrich Struensee, German physician and politician (b. 1737)

Deaths248 years ago

1781 - Cornelius Harnett, American merchant, farmer, and politician (b. 1723)

Deaths239 years ago

1813 - Mikhail Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (b. 1745)

Deaths207 years ago

1816 - Johann Heinrich Abicht, German philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1762)

Deaths204 years ago

1841 - Peter Chanel, French priest, missionary, and martyr (b. 1803)

Deaths179 years ago

1853 - Ludwig Tieck, German author and poet (b. 1773)

Deaths167 years ago

1858 - Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist and anatomist (b. 1801)

Deaths162 years ago

1865 - Samuel Cunard, Canadian-English businessman, founded Cunard Line (b. 1787)

Deaths155 years ago

1881 - Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon, French sculptor and photographer (b. 1818)

Deaths139 years ago

1883 - John Russell, English hunter and dog breeder (b. 1795)

Deaths137 years ago

1902 - Cyprien Tanguay, Canadian priest and historian (b. 1819)

Deaths118 years ago

1905 - Fitzhugh Lee, American general and politician, 40th Governor of Virginia (b. 1835)

Deaths115 years ago

1925 - Richard Butler, English-Australian politician, 23rd Premier of South Australia (b. 1850)

Deaths95 years ago

1928] - [[May Jordan McConnel, Australian trade unionist and suffragist (b. 1860)

Deaths92 years ago

1929 - Hendrik van Heuckelum, Dutch footballer (b. 1879)

Deaths91 years ago

1936 - Fuad I of Egypt (b. 1868)

Deaths84 years ago

1944 - Mohammed Alim Khan, Manghud ruler (b. 1880)

Deaths76 years ago

1944 - Frank Knox, American journalist and politician, 46th United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1874)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Roberto Farinacci, Italian soldier and politician (b. 1892)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Hermann Fegelein, German general (b. 1906)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Benito Mussolini, Italian journalist and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1883)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Louis Bachelier, French mathematician and academic (b. 1870)

Deaths74 years ago

1954 - Léon Jouhaux, French union leader, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Fred Marriott, American race car driver (b. 1872)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Heinrich Bär, German colonel and pilot (b. 1913)

Deaths63 years ago

1962 - Bennie Osler, South African rugby player (b. 1901)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Wilhelm Weber, German gymnast (b. 1880)

Deaths57 years ago

1970 - Ed Begley, American actor (b. 1901)

Deaths50 years ago

1973 - Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (b. 1893)

Deaths47 years ago

1976 - Richard Hughes, American author and poet (b. 1900)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Ricardo Cortez, American actor (b. 1900)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Sepp Herberger, German footballer and coach (b. 1897)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Mohammed Daoud Khan, Afghan commander and politician, 1st President of Afghanistan (b. 1909)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Tommy Caldwell, American bass player (b. 1949)

Deaths40 years ago

1987 - Ben Linder, American engineer and activist (b. 1959)

Deaths33 years ago

1991 - Steve Broidy, American film producer (b. 1905)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Francis Bacon, Irish painter (b. 1909)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Diva Diniz Corrêa, Brazilian zoologist (b. 1918)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Jim Valvano, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1946)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Berton Roueché, American journalist and author (b. 1910)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Lester Sumrall, American minister, founded LeSEA (b. 1913)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Ann Petry, American novelist (b. 1908)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Jerome Bixby, American author and screenwriter (b. 1923)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Rory Calhoun, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Rolf Landauer, German-American physicist and engineer (b. 1927)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Alf Ramsey, English footballer and manager (b. 1920)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish physician and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Penelope Fitzgerald, English author and poet (b. 1916)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Alexander Lebed, Russian general and politician (b. 1950)

Deaths18 years ago

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

Deaths18 years ago

2005 - Percy Heath, American bassist (b. 1923)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Chris Candido, American wrestler (b. 1971)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Taraki Sivaram, Sri Lankan journalist and author (b. 1959)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Steve Howe, American baseball player (b. 1958)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Dabbs Greer, American actor (b. 1917)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - René Mailhot, Canadian journalist (b. 1942)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Tommy Newsom, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b. 1912)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Bertha Wilson, Scottish-Canadian lawyer and jurist (b. 1923)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Ekaterina Maximova, Russian ballerina and actress (b. 1939)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Richard Pratt, Polish-Australian businessman (b. 1934)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Erhard Loretan, Swiss mountaineer (b. 1959)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Fred Allen, New Zealand rugby player and coach (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and author (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Al Ecuyer, American football player (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Patricia Medina, English actress (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Milan N. Popović, Serbian psychiatrist and author (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Aberdeen Shikoyi, Kenyan rugby player (b. 1985)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Brad Lesley, American baseball player (b. 1958)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Fredrick McKissack, American author (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John C. Reynolds, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jack Shea, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist and educator (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Paulo Vanzolini, Brazilian singer-songwriter and zoologist (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bernie Wood, New Zealand journalist and author (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Barbara Fiske Calhoun, American cartoonist and painter (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - William Honan, American journalist and author (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dennis Kamakahi, American guitarist and composer (b. 1953)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Edgar Laprade, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jack Ramsay, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Idris Sardi, Indonesian violinist and composer (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Frederic Schwartz, American architect, co-designed Empty Sky (b. 1951)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ryan Tandy, Australian rugby player (b. 1981)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Antônio Abujamra, Brazilian actor and director (b. 1932)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Marcia Brown, American author and illustrator (b. 1918)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Michael J. Ingelido, American general (b. 1916)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Jenny Diski, English author and screenwriter (b. 1947)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Mariano Gagnon, American Catholic priest and author (b. 1929)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - James Hylton, American stock car racing driver (b. 1934)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Richard Lugar, American politician (b.1932)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - John Singleton, American film director (b. 1968)

Deaths1 years ago

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