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Birthday of the King Carl XVI Gustaf, one of the official flag days of Sweden.

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Earliest day on which Ascension Day can fall, while June 3 is the latest; celebrated 40 days after Easter (Christianity), and its related observances:Festa della Sensa (Venice)

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Earliest day on which Ascension Day can fall, while June 3 is the latest; celebrated 40 days after Easter (Christianity), and its related observances:Global Day of Prayer (Western Christianity)

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Earliest day on which Ascension Day can fall, while June 3 is the latest; celebrated 40 days after Easter (Christianity), and its related observances:Sheep Festival (Cameroon)

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Honesty Day (United States)

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Martyrs' Day (Pakistan)

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May Eve, the eve of the first day of summer in the Northern hemisphere (see May 1):Beltane begins at sunset in the Northern hemisphere, Samhain begins at sunset in the Southern hemisphere. (Neo-Druidic Wheel of the Year)

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May Eve, the eve of the first day of summer in the Northern hemisphere (see May 1):Carodejnice (Czech Republic and Slovakia)

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May Eve, the eve of the first day of summer in the Northern hemisphere (see May 1):Walpurgis Night (Central and Northern Europe)

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Teachers' Day (Paraguay)

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Events

311 - The Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ends.

Events

313 - Battle of Tzirallum: Emperor Licinius defeats Maximinus II and unifies the Eastern Roman Empire.

Events

642 - Chindasuinth is proclaimed king by the Visigothic nobility and bishops.

Events

1315 - Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged at the instigation of Charles, Count of Valois.

Events705 years ago

1492 - Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.

Events528 years ago

1513 - Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.

Events507 years ago

1557 - Mapuche leader Lautaro is killed by Spanish forces at the Battle of Mataquito in Chile.

Events463 years ago

1598 - Juan de Oñate begins the conquest of Santa Fe de Nuevo México.

Events422 years ago
Events422 years ago

1636 - Eighty Years' War: Dutch Republic forces recapture a strategically important fort from Spain after a nine-month siege.

Events384 years ago

1671 - Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.

Events349 years ago

1789 - On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.

Events231 years ago

1803 - Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.

Events217 years ago

1812 - The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.

Events208 years ago

1838 - Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation.

Events182 years ago

1863 - A 65-man French Foreign Legion infantry patrol fights a force of nearly 2,000 Mexican soldiers to nearly the last man in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.

Events157 years ago
Events149 years ago

1885 - Governor of New York David B. Hill signs legislation creating the Niagara Reservation, New York's first state park, ensuring that Niagara Falls will not be devoted solely to industrial and commercial use.

Events135 years ago

1897 - J. J. Thomson of the Cavendish Laboratory announces his discovery of the electron as a subatomic particle, over 1,800 times smaller than a proton (in the atomic nucleus), at a lecture at the Royal Institution in London.

Events123 years ago

1900 - Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.

Events120 years ago

1905 - Albert Einstein completes his doctoral thesis at the University of Zurich.

Events115 years ago

1925 - Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Co. for US$146 million plus $50 million for charity.

Events95 years ago

1927 - The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women's federal prison in the United States.

Events93 years ago

1927 - Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Events93 years ago

1937 - The Commonwealth of the Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.

Events83 years ago

1938 - The animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit, an early version of Bugs Bunny.

Events82 years ago
Events81 years ago

1939 - NBC inaugurates its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's N.Y. World's Fair opening day ceremonial address.

Events81 years ago

1943 - World War II: The British submarine HMS Seraph surfaces near Huelva to cast adrift a dead man dressed as a courier and carrying false invasion plans.

Events77 years ago

1945 - World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for less than 40 hours. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Stalag Luft I prisoner-of-war camp near Barth, Germany is liberated by Soviet soldiers, freeing nearly 9000 American and British airmen.

Events75 years ago

1947 - In Nevada, Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam.

Events73 years ago

1948 - In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.

Events72 years ago

1956 - Former Vice President and Democratic Senator Alben Barkley dies during a speech in Virginia.

Events64 years ago
Events63 years ago
Events59 years ago

1963 - The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company's refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.

Events57 years ago
Events54 years ago

1973 - Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that White House Counsel John Dean has been fired and that other top aides, most notably H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, have resigned.

Events47 years ago

1975 - Fall of Saigon: Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Dương Văn Minh.

Events45 years ago

1980 - Beatrix is inaugurated as Queen of the Netherlands following the abdication of Juliana.

Events40 years ago

1980 - The Iranian Embassy siege begins in London.

Events40 years ago
Events38 years ago

1993 - CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.

Events27 years ago

1994 - Formula One racing driver Roland Ratzenberger is killed in a crash during the qualifying session of the San Marino Grand Prix run at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari outside Imola, Italy.

Events26 years ago

2000 - Canonization of Faustina Kowalska in the presence of 200,000 people and the first Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated worldwide.

Events20 years ago

2004 - U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.

Events16 years ago

2008 - Two skeletal remains found near Yekaterinburg, Russia are confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei and Anastasia, two of the children of the last Tsar of Russia, whose entire family was executed at Yekaterinburg by the Bolsheviks.

Events12 years ago

2009 - Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Events11 years ago

2009 - Seven civilians and the perpetrator are killed and another ten injured at a Queen's Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands in an attempted assassination on Queen Beatrix.

Events11 years ago

2012 - An overloaded ferry capsizes on the Brahmaputra River in India killing at least 103 people.

Events8 years ago

2013 - Willem-Alexander is inaugurated as King of the Netherlands following the abdication of Beatrix.

Events7 years ago

2014 - A bomb blast in Ürümqi, China kills three people and injures 79 others.

Events6 years ago

Births

Births775 years ago

1310 - King Casimir III of Poland (d. 1368)

Births710 years ago
Births689 years ago

1383 - Anne of Gloucester, English countess, granddaughter of King Edward III of England (d. 1438)

Births637 years ago
Births595 years ago

1504 - Francesco Primaticcio, Italian painter (d. 1570)

Births516 years ago

1553 - Louise of Lorraine (d. 1601)

Births467 years ago

1623 - François de Laval, French-Canadian bishop and saint (d. 1708)

Births397 years ago

1651 - Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, French priest and saint (d. 1719)

Births369 years ago

1662 - Mary II of England (d. 1694)

Births358 years ago
Births356 years ago

1710 - Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general (d. 1795)

Births310 years ago

1723 - Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French zoologist and philosopher (d. 1806)

Births297 years ago

1758 - Emmanuel Vitale, Maltese commander and politician (d. 1802)

Births262 years ago

1770 - David Thompson, English-Canadian cartographer and explorer (d. 1857)

Births250 years ago

1777 - Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1855)

Births243 years ago

1803 - Albrecht von Roon, Prussian soldier and politician, 10th Minister President of Prussia (d. 1879)

Births217 years ago

1829 - Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Austrian geologist and academic (d. 1884)

Births191 years ago

1857 - Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist and eugenicist (d. 1940)

Births163 years ago

1857 - Walter Simon, German banker and philanthropist (d. 1920)

Births163 years ago

1865 - Max Nettlau, German historian and academic (d. 1944)

Births155 years ago

1866 - Mary Haviland Stilwell Kuesel, American pioneer dentist (d. 1936)

Births154 years ago

1869 - Hans Poelzig, German architect, designed the IG Farben Building and Großes Schauspielhaus (d. 1936)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Franz Lehár, Hungarian composer (d. 1948)

Births150 years ago

1870 - Dadasaheb Phalke, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1944)

Births150 years ago

1874 - Cyriel Verschaeve, Flemish priest and author (d. 1949)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist and politician (d. 1937)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Léon Flameng, French cyclist (d. 1917)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Alice B. Toklas, American memoirist (d. 1967)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Władysław Witwicki, Polish psychologist, philosopher, translator, historian (of philosophy and art) and artist (d. 1948)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Charles Exeter Devereux Crombie, Scottish cartoonist (d. 1967)

Births140 years ago

1883 - Jaroslav Hašek, Czech soldier and author (d. 1923)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Luigi Russolo, Italian painter and composer (d. 1947)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Olof Sandborg, Swedish actor (d. 1965)

Births136 years ago

1888 - John Crowe Ransom, American poet, critic, and academic (d. 1974)

Births132 years ago

1893 - Harold Breen, Australian public servant (d. 1966)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Joachim von Ribbentrop, German soldier and politician, 14th German Reich Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1946)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Philippe Panneton, Canadian physician, academic, and diplomat (d. 1960)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Reverend Gary Davis, American singer and guitarist (d. 1972)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Hans List, Austrian scientist and businessman, founded the AVL Engineering Company (d. 1996)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Humberto Mauro, Brazilian director and screenwriter (d. 1983)

Births123 years ago

1900 - Erni Krusten, Estonian author and poet (d. 1984)

Births120 years ago

1900 – Cecily Lefort, English World War II heroine, spy for the SOE (d. 1945)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Simon Kuznets, Belarusian-American economist, statistician, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Theodore Schultz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

Births118 years ago

1905 - Sergey Nikolsky, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 2012)

Births115 years ago

1908 - Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic journalist and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1970)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Frank Robert Miller, Canadian air marshal and politician (d. 1997)

Births112 years ago

1909 - F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor and educator (d. 1992)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Juliana of the Netherlands (d. 2004)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Levi Celerio, Filipino pianist, violinist, and composer (d. 2002)

Births110 years ago

1914 - Charles Beetham, American middle-distance runner (d. 1997)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian singer-songwriter, actor, and painter (d. 2008)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Claude Shannon, American mathematician and engineer (d. 2001)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Paul Kuusberg, Estonian journalist and author (d. 2003)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Robert Shaw, American conductor (d. 1999)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Bea Wain, American singer (d. 2017)

Births103 years ago

1920 - Duncan Hamilton, Irish-English race car driver and pilot (d. 1994)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Roger L. Easton, American scientist, co-invented the GPS (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Anton Murray, South African cricketer (d. 1995)

Births98 years ago

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

Births97 years ago

1923 - Kagamisato Kiyoji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 42nd Yokozuna (d. 2004)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Uno Laht, Estonian KGB officer and author (d. 2008)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Corinne Calvet, French actress (d. 2001)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Johnny Horton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1960)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Shrinivas Khale, Indian composer (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Cloris Leachman, American actress and comedian

Births94 years ago

1928 - Hugh Hood, Canadian author and academic (d. 2000)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Orlando Sirola, Italian tennis player (d. 1995)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Félix Guattari, French psychotherapist and philosopher (d. 1992)

Births90 years ago
Births87 years ago

1934 - Jerry Lordan, English singer-songwriter (d. 1995)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Don McKenney, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births86 years ago

1937 - Tony Harrison, English poet and playwright

Births83 years ago

1938 - Gary Collins, American actor and talk show host (d. 2012)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Juraj Jakubisko, Slovak director and screenwriter

Births82 years ago

1938 - Larry Niven, American author and screenwriter

Births82 years ago

1940 - Jeroen Brouwers, Dutch journalist and writer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Michael Cleary, Australian rugby player and politician

Births80 years ago

1941 - Stavros Dimas, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births79 years ago

1941 - Max Merritt, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter

Births79 years ago

1942 - Sallehuddin of Kedah, Sultan of Kedah

Births78 years ago

1943 - Frederick Chiluba, Zambian politician, 2nd President of Zambia (d. 2011)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Bobby Vee, American pop singer-songwriter (d. 2016)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Jon Bing, Norwegian author, scholar, and academic (d. 2014)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Jill Clayburgh, American actress (d. 2010)

Births76 years ago

1945 - J. Michael Brady, British radiologist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Annie Dillard, American novelist, essayist, and poet

Births75 years ago

1945 - Mimi Fariña, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist (d. 2001)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Michael J. Smith, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1986)

Births75 years ago
Births74 years ago

1946 - Bill Plympton, American animator, producer, and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Don Schollander, American swimmer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Paul Fiddes, English theologian and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Finn Kalvik, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Tom Køhlert, Danish footballer and manager

Births73 years ago

1947 - Mats Odell, Swedish economist and politician, Swedish Minister for Financial Markets

Births73 years ago

1948 - Wayne Kramer, American guitarist and singer-songwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Pierre Pagé, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births72 years ago

1948 - Margit Papp, Hungarian athlete

Births72 years ago

1949 - Phil Garner, American baseball player and manager

Births71 years ago

1949 - António Guterres, Portuguese academic and politician, 114th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations

Births71 years ago

1949 - Karl Meiler, German tennis player (d. 2014)

Births71 years ago

1952 - Jacques Audiard, French director and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jack Middelburg, Dutch motorcycle racer (d. 1984)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Merrill Osmond, American singer and bass player

Births67 years ago

1954 - Jane Campion, New Zealand director, producer, and screenwriter

Births66 years ago
Births66 years ago

1954 - Frank-Michael Marczewski, German footballer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Nicolas Hulot, French journalist and environmentalist

Births65 years ago

1955 - David Kitchin, English lawyer and judge

Births65 years ago

1955 - Zlatko Topčić, Bosnian writer and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1956 - Lars von Trier, Danish director and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1957 - Wonder Mike, American rapper and songwriter

Births63 years ago

1958 - Charles Berling, French actor, director, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1959 - Stephen Harper, Canadian economist and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada

Births61 years ago

1960 - Geoffrey Cox, English lawyer and politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Kerry Healey, American academic and politician, 70th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts

Births60 years ago

1961 - Arnór Guðjohnsen, Icelandic footballer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Isiah Thomas, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births59 years ago

1963 - Andrew Carwood, English tenor and conductor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Michael Waltrip, American race car driver and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1964 - Tony Fernandes, Malaysian-Indian businessman, co-founded Tune Group

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ian Healy, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1964 - Pooky Quesnel, English actress, screenwriter and singer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Lorenzo Staelens, Belgian footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Abhishek Chatterjee, Indian actor

Births56 years ago

1965 - Daniela Costian, Romanian-Australian discus thrower

Births55 years ago

1965 - Adrian Pasdar, American actor

Births55 years ago

1966 - Jeff Brown, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Dave Meggett, American football player and coach

Births54 years ago

1967 - Phil Chang, Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor

Births53 years ago

1969 - Warren Defever, American bass player and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Justine Greening, English accountant and politician, Secretary of State for International Development

Births51 years ago

1969 - Paulo Jr., Brazilian bass player

Births51 years ago

1972 - Takako Tokiwa, Japanese actress

Births48 years ago

1973 - Leigh Francis, English comedian and actor

Births47 years ago

1974 - Christian Tamminga, Dutch athlete

Births46 years ago

1975 - Johnny Galecki, American actor

Births45 years ago

1976 - Davian Clarke, Jamaican sprinter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Amanda Palmer, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Daniel Wagon, Australian rugby league player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Jeannie Haddaway, American politician

Births43 years ago

1977 - Meredith L. Patterson, American technologist, journalist, and author

Births43 years ago

1978 - Liljay, Taiwanese singer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Luis Scola, Argentinian basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jeroen Verhoeven, Dutch footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Nicole Kaczmarski, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - John O'Shea, Irish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Justin Vernon, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Kirsten Dunst, American actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Drew Seeley, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

Births38 years ago

1983 - Chris Carr, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Tatjana Hüfner, German luger

Births37 years ago

1983 - Marina Tomić, Slovenian hurdler

Births37 years ago

1983 - Troy Williamson, American football player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Seimone Augustus, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Shawn Daivari, American wrestler and manager

Births36 years ago

1984 - Risto Mätas, Estonian javelin thrower

Births36 years ago

1984 - Lee Roache, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Brandon Bass, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Gal Gadot, Israeli actress and model

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ashley Alexandra Dupré, American journalist, singer, and prostitute

Births35 years ago

1986 - Dianna Agron, American actress and singer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Martten Kaldvee, Estonian biathlete

Births34 years ago

1987 - Alipate Carlile, Australian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Chris Morris, South African cricketer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Rohit Sharma, Indian cricketer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Andy Allen, Australian chef

Births32 years ago

1988 - Sander Baart, Dutch field hockey player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Liu Xijun, Chinese singer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Oh Hye-ri, South Korean taekwondo athlete

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jang Wooyoung, South Korean singer and actor (2PM)

Births31 years ago

1990 - Jonny Brownlee, English triathlete

Births30 years ago

1990 - Mac DeMarco, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births30 years ago

1990 - Kaarel Kiidron, Estonian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Chris Kreider, American ice hockey player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Travis Scott, American rapper and producer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Marc-André ter Stegen, German footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Dion Dreesens, Dutch swimmer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Chae Seo-jin, South Korean actress

Births26 years ago

1994 - Wang Yafan, Chinese tennis player

Births26 years ago

1996 - Luke Friend, English singer

Births24 years ago

1997 - Adam Ryczkowski, Polish footballer

Births23 years ago

1999 - Jorden van Foreest, Dutch chess grandmaster

Births21 years ago

2003 - Jung Yun-seok, South Korean actor

Births17 years ago

Deaths

AD 65 - Lucan, Roman poet (b. 39)

Deaths

125 - An, Chinese emperor (b. 94)

Deaths

535 - Amalasuntha, Ostrogothic queen and regent

Deaths

783 - Hildegard of the Vinzgau, Frankish queen

Deaths

1002 - Eckard I, German nobleman

Deaths1018 years ago

1030 - Mahmud of Ghazni, Ghaznavid emir (b. 971)

Deaths990 years ago

1063 - Ren Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 1010)

Deaths957 years ago

1131 - Adjutor, French knight and saint

Deaths889 years ago

1305 - Roger de Flor, Italian military adventurer (b. 1267)

Deaths715 years ago

1341 - John III, duke of Brittany (b. 1286)

Deaths679 years ago

1439 - Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, English commander (b. 1382)

Deaths581 years ago

1524 - Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, French soldier (b. 1473)

Deaths496 years ago
Deaths476 years ago

1550 - Tabinshwehti, Burmese king (b. 1516)

Deaths470 years ago

1632 - Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Bavarian general (b. 1559)

Deaths388 years ago

1632 - Sigismund III Vasa, Swedish-Polish son of John III of Sweden (b. 1566)

Deaths388 years ago

1637 - Niwa Nagashige, Japanese daimyō (b. 1571)

Deaths383 years ago

1655 - Eustache Le Sueur, French painter (b. 1617)

Deaths365 years ago

1660 - Petrus Scriverius, Dutch historian and scholar (b. 1576)

Deaths360 years ago

1672 - Marie of the Incarnation, French-Canadian nun and saint, founded the Ursulines of Quebec (b. 1599)

Deaths348 years ago

1696 - Robert Plot, English chemist and academic (b. 1640)

Deaths324 years ago

1712 - Philipp van Limborch, Dutch theologian and author (b. 1633)

Deaths308 years ago

1736 - Johann Albert Fabricius, German scholar and author (b. 1668)

Deaths284 years ago

1758 - François d'Agincourt, French organist and composer (b. 1684)

Deaths262 years ago
Deaths228 years ago

1795 - Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French archaeologist and author (b. 1716)

Deaths225 years ago

1806 - Onogawa Kisaburō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 5th Yokozuna (b. 1758)

Deaths214 years ago

1841 - Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish philologist and author (b. 1758)

Deaths179 years ago

1847 - Charles, Austrian commander and duke of Teschen (b. 1771)

Deaths173 years ago

1863 - Jean Danjou, French captain (b. 1828)

Deaths157 years ago

1865 - Robert FitzRoy, English admiral, meteorologist, and politician, 2nd Governor of New Zealand (b. 1805)

Deaths155 years ago

1870 - Thomas Cooke, Canadian bishop and missionary (b. 1792)

Deaths150 years ago

1875 - Jean-Frédéric Waldeck, French explorer, lithographer, and cartographer (b. 1766)

Deaths145 years ago

1879 - Emma Smith, American religious leader (b. 1804)

Deaths141 years ago

1883 - Édouard Manet, French painter (b. 1832)

Deaths137 years ago

1891 - Joseph Leidy, American paleontologist and author (b. 1823)

Deaths129 years ago

1900 - Casey Jones, American engineer (b. 1863)

Deaths120 years ago

1903 - Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and activist (b. 1831)

Deaths117 years ago

1910 - Jean Moréas, Greek poet and critic (b. 1856)

Deaths110 years ago

1936 - A. E. Housman, English poet and scholar (b. 1859)

Deaths84 years ago

1939 - Frank Haller, American boxer (b. 1883)

Deaths81 years ago

1943 - Otto Jespersen, Danish linguist and academic (b. 1860)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Beatrice Webb, English sociologist and economist (b. 1858)

Deaths77 years ago

1953 - Jacob Linzbach, Estonian linguist and author (b. 1874)

Deaths67 years ago

1956 - Alben W. Barkley, American lawyer and politician, 35th Vice President of the United States (b. 1877)

Deaths64 years ago

1970 - Jacques Presser, Dutch historian, writer and poet (b. 1899)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Inger Stevens, Swedish-American actress (b. 1934)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Gia Scala, English-American model and actress (b. 1934)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Václav Renč, Czech poet and playwright (b. 1911)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Agnes Moorehead, American actress (b. 1900)

Deaths46 years ago

1980 - Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican journalist and politician, 1st Governor of Puerto Rico (b. 1898)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Lester Bangs, American journalist and author (b. 1949)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - George Balanchine, Russian dancer and choreographer (b. 1904)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Muddy Waters, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader (b. 1913)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Edouard Wyss-Dunant, Swiss physician and mountaineer (b. 1897)

Deaths37 years ago

1986 - Robert Stevenson, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1905)

Deaths34 years ago

1989 - Sergio Leone, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths31 years ago

1993 - Tommy Caton, English footballer (b. 1962)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver (b. 1960)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Richard Scarry, American author and illustrator (b. 1919)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Maung Maung Kha, Burmese colonel and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1920)

Deaths25 years ago

1998 - Nizar Qabbani, Syrian-English poet, publisher, and diplomat (b. 1926)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Poul Hartling, Danish politician, 36th Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1914)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, German philanthropist, founded the Gründerzeit Museum (b. 1928)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Mark Berger, American economist and academic (b. 1955)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Possum Bourne, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1956)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Phil Rasmussen, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1918)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jean-François Revel, French philosopher (b. 1924)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian author and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Kevin Mitchell, American football player (b. 1971)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Tom Poston, American actor, comedian, and game show panelist (b. 1921)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Gordon Scott, American film and television actor (b. 1926)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - John Cargher, English-Australian journalist and author (b. 1919)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Juancho Evertsz, Dutch Antillean politician (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Henk Nijdam, Dutch cyclist (b. 1935)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Dorjee Khandu, Indian politician, 6th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1955)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Evald Okas, Estonian painter (b. 1915)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Ernesto Sabato, Argentinian physicist, author, and painter (b. 1911)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Tomás Borge, Nicaraguan poet and politician, co-founded the Sandinista National Liberation Front (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Alexander Dale Oen, Norwegian swimmer (b. 1985)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Giannis Gravanis, Greek footballer (b. 1958)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Benzion Netanyahu, Russian-Israeli historian and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sicelo Shiceka, South African politician (b. 1966)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Roberto Chabet, Filipino painter and sculptor (b. 1937)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Shirley Firth, Canadian skier (b. 1953)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Viviane Forrester, French author and critic (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mike Gray, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Khaled Choudhury, Indian painter and set designer (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Julian Lewis, English biologist and academic (b. 1946)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Carl E. Moses, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ian Ross, Australian journalist (b. 1940)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Lennart Bodström, Swedish politician (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ben E. King, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1938)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Steven Goldmann, Canadian director and producer (b. 1961)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Daniel Berrigan, American priest and activist (b. 1921)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Harry Kroto, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1939)

Deaths4 years ago

2019 - Peter Mayhew, English-American actor played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films (b. 1944)

Deaths1 years ago

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