Holidays and observances

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

Events

1256 – The Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae.

Events764 years ago

1415 – Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance.

Events605 years ago

1436 – Assassination of the Swedish rebel (later national hero) Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson

Events584 years ago

1493Pope Alexander VI divides the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation.

Events527 years ago

1626 – Dutch explorer Peter Minuit arrives in New Netherland (present day Manhattan Island) aboard the See Meeuw.

Events394 years ago

1686 – The Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines.

Events334 years ago

1776Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III.

Events244 years ago

1799Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is invaded and Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris.

Events221 years ago

1814 – Emperor Napoleon I of France arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile.

Events206 years ago

1814 – King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decree of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.

Events206 years ago
Events184 years ago

1859 – The Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking Devon and Cornwall in England.

Events161 years ago

1865Surrender of the Confederate departments of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana at Citronelle, Alabama.

Events155 years ago

1869 – The Naval Battle of Hakodate is fought in Japan.

Events151 years ago

1871 – The National Association, the first professional baseball league, opens its first season in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Events149 years ago

1886Haymarket affair: A bomb is thrown at policemen trying to break up a labor rally in Chicago, United States, killing eight and wounding 60. The police fire into the crowd.

Events134 years ago

1904 – The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal.

Events116 years ago

1910 – The Royal Canadian Navy is created.

Events110 years ago

1912 – Italy occupies the Greek island of Rhodes.

Events108 years ago

1919May Fourth Movement: Student demonstrations take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, which transferred Chinese territory to Japan.

Events101 years ago
Events94 years ago

1932 – In Atlanta, mobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion.

Events88 years ago

1942World War II: The Battle of the Coral Sea begins with an attack by aircraft from the United States aircraft carrier USS Yorktown on Japanese naval forces at Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands. The Japanese forces had invaded Tulagi the day before.

Events78 years ago

1945 – World War II: Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg is liberated by the British Army.

Events75 years ago

1945 – World War II: The German surrender at Lüneburg Heath includes all Wehrmacht units in the Netherlands, Denmark and northwest Germany.

Events75 years ago

1946 – In San Francisco Bay, U.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Naval Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary; 5 people are killed in the riot.

Events74 years ago

1949 – The entire Torino football team (except for two players who did not take the trip: Sauro Tomà, due to an injury and Renato Gandolfi, because of coach request) is killed in a plane crash.

Events71 years ago
Events67 years ago

1959 – The 1st Annual Grammy Awards are held.

Events61 years ago

1961American civil rights movement: The "Freedom Riders" begin a bus trip through the South.

Events59 years ago

1961 – Malcolm Ross and Victor Prather attain a new altitude record for manned balloon flight ascending in the Strato-Lab V open gondola to 113,740 feet (34.67 km).

Events59 years ago

1970Vietnam War: Kent State shootings: The Ohio National Guard, sent to Kent State University after disturbances in the city of Kent the weekend before, opens fire killing four unarmed students and wounding nine others. The students were protesting the Cambodian Campaign of the United States and South Vietnam.

Events50 years ago

1972 – The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace Foundation".

Events48 years ago

1978 – The South African Defence Force attacks a SWAPO base at Cassinga in southern Angola, killing about 600 people.

Events42 years ago
Events41 years ago

1982 – Twenty sailors are killed when the British Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield is hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.

Events38 years ago

1988 – The PEPCON disaster rocks Henderson, Nevada, as tons of Space Shuttle fuel detonate during a fire.

Events32 years ago

1989Iran–Contra affair: Former White House aide Oliver North is convicted of three crimes and acquitted of nine other charges; the convictions are later overturned on appeal.

Events31 years ago
Events30 years ago

1994 – Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat sign a peace accord, granting self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.

Events26 years ago

1998 – A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.

Events22 years ago
Events20 years ago

2007Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7 mi wide EF5 tornado. It was the first-ever tornado to be rated as such with the new Enhanced Fujita scale.

Events13 years ago

2014 – Three people are killed and 62 injured in a pair of bombings on buses in Nairobi, Kenya.

Events6 years ago

Births

1006Khwaja Abdullah Ansari, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1088)

Births1014 years ago

1008Henry I, king of France (d. 1060)

Births1012 years ago

1559Alice Spencer, English noblewoman (d. 1637)

Births461 years ago

1634Katherine Ferrers, English aristocrat and heiress (d. 1660)

Births386 years ago

1649Chhatrasal, Indian ruler (d. 1731)

Births371 years ago

1655Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker, invented the piano (d. 1731)

Births365 years ago

1677Françoise-Marie de Bourbon, French noblewoman (d.1749)

Births343 years ago

1715Richard Graves, English minister and author (d. 1804)

Births305 years ago

1733Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, and sailor (d. 1799)

Births287 years ago

1752John Brooks, American soldier and politician, 11th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)

Births268 years ago

1757Manuel Tolsá, Spanish sculptor and first director of the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City (d. 1816)

Births263 years ago

1767Tyagaraja, Indian composer (d. 1847)

Births253 years ago

1770François Gérard, French painter (d. 1837)

Births250 years ago

1772Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, German publisher (d. 1823)

Births248 years ago

1796Horace Mann, American educator and politician (d. 1859)

Births224 years ago

1796 – William Pennington, American lawyer and politician, 13th Governor of New Jersey, 23rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1862)

Births224 years ago

1796 – William H. Prescott, American historian and scholar (d. 1859)

Births224 years ago
Births200 years ago

1820 – John Whiteaker, American soldier, judge, and politician, 1st Governor of Oregon (d. 1902)

Births200 years ago

1822Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Canadian physician and politician, 3rd Premier of Quebec (d. 1915)

Births198 years ago

1825Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist, anatomist, and academic (d. 1895)

Births195 years ago

1825 – Augustus Le Plongeon, English-American historian, photographer, and academic (d. 1908)

Births195 years ago

1826Frederic Edwin Church, American painter (d. 1900)

Births194 years ago

1827John Hanning Speke, English soldier and explorer (d. 1864)

Births193 years ago

1851Thomas Dewing, American painter (d. 1938)

Births169 years ago

1852Alice Liddell, English model (d. 1934)

Births168 years ago

1883Wang Jingwei, Chinese politician (d. 1944)

Births137 years ago

1884Richard Baggallay, English army officer and cricketer (d. 1975)

Births136 years ago

1887Andrew Dasburg, French-American painter (d. 1979)

Births133 years ago

1889Francis Spellman, American cardinal (d. 1967)

Births131 years ago

1890Franklin Carmichael, Canadian painter (d. 1945)

Births130 years ago

1902Ronnie Aird, English cricketer and administrator (d. 1986)

Births118 years ago

1902 – Cola Debrot, Dutch physician, lawyer, and politician (d. 1981)

Births118 years ago

1903Luther Adler, American actor (d. 1984)

Births117 years ago

1903 – Paul Demel, Czech actor (d. 1951)

Births117 years ago

1905Al Dexter, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984)

Births115 years ago

1906Gustav Bergmann, Austrian-American philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1987)

Births114 years ago

1907Lincoln Kirstein, American soldier and playwright, co-founded the New York City Ballet (d. 1996)

Births113 years ago

1907 – Walter Walsh, American target shooter and FBI agent (d. 2014)

Births113 years ago

1908Wolrad Eberle, German decathlete (d. 1949)

Births112 years ago

1911Evald Seepere, Estonian boxer (d. 1990)

Births109 years ago

1913John Broome, American author (d. 1999)

Births107 years ago
Births107 years ago

1914Maedayama Eigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 39th Yokozuna (d. 1971)

Births106 years ago

1916Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist (d. 2006)

Births104 years ago

1916 – Richard Proenneke, American soldier, carpenter, and meteorologist (d. 2003)

Births104 years ago

1917Edward T. Cone, American pianist and composer (d. 2004)

Births103 years ago

1917 – Nick Joaquin, Filipino writer, journalist and historian (d. 2004)

Births103 years ago

1918Tom Mead, Australian journalist and politician (d. 2004)

Births102 years ago

1918 – Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese soldier and politician, 64th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1993)

Births102 years ago

1919Dory Funk, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1973)

Births101 years ago

1919 – Basil Yamey, South African-English economist and academic

Births101 years ago

1921Patsy Garrett, American actress and singer (d. 2015)

Births99 years ago

1921 – John van Kesteren, Dutch-American tenor and actor (d. 2008)

Births99 years ago

1921 – Edo Murtić, Croatian painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2005)

Births99 years ago

1922Paul-Émile Charbonneau, Canadian archbishop (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1922 – Eugenie Clark, American biologist and academic (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1923Stanley Biber, American soldier and physician (d. 2006)

Births97 years ago

1923 – Ed Cassidy, American jazz and rock drummer (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1923 – Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and producer (d. 1986)

Births97 years ago

1923 – Eric Sykes, British actor and comedian (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1923 – John Toner, American football player and coach (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1925Jenő Buzánszky, Hungarian footballer and coach (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1925 – Maurice R. Greenberg, American businessman and philanthropist

Births95 years ago
Births94 years ago

1928Maynard Ferguson, Canadian trumpet player and bandleader (d. 2006)

Births92 years ago

1928 – Thomas Kinsella, Irish poet, translator, and publisher

Births92 years ago

1928 – Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian air marshal and politician, 4th President of Egypt

Births92 years ago

1928 – Betsy Rawls, American golfer

Births92 years ago

1928 – Wolfgang von Trips, German race car driver (d. 1961)

Births92 years ago

1929Manuel Contreras, Chilean general (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1929 – Audrey Hepburn, Belgian-British actress and humanitarian (d. 1993)

Births91 years ago

1930Roberta Peters, American soprano (d. 2017)

Births90 years ago

1930 – Katherine Jackson, matriarch of the Jackson family; mother of Michael Jackson

Births90 years ago

1931Jan Pesman, Dutch speed skater (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1931 – Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor and educator (d. 2018)

Births89 years ago

1931 – Thomas Stuttaford, English physician, journalist, and politician (d. 2018)

Births89 years ago

1932Harlon Hill, American football player and coach (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1932 – Alexander MacAra, Scottish epidemiologist and academic (d. 2012)

Births88 years ago

1933J. Fred Duckett, American journalist and educator (d. 2007)

Births87 years ago

1936El Cordobés, Spanish bullfighter

Births84 years ago

1936 – Med Hondo, Mauritanian filmmaker and actor (d. 2019)

Births84 years ago

1937Ron Carter, American bassist and educator

Births83 years ago

1937 – Dick Dale, American surf-rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (d. 2019)

Births83 years ago

1937 – Wim Verstappen, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

Births83 years ago

1938Tyrone Davis, American blues and soul singer (d. 2005)

Births82 years ago

1938 – Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican journalist, author, and critic (d. 2010)

Births82 years ago

1938 – Gillian Tindall, English historian and author

Births82 years ago

1939Neil Fox, English rugby player and coach

Births81 years ago

1939 – Amos Oz, Israeli journalist and author (d. 2018)

Births81 years ago

1939 – Leon Rochefort, Canadian ice hockey player

Births81 years ago

1940Robin Cook, American physician and author

Births80 years ago

1940 – Peter Gregg, American race car driver and businessman (d. 1980)

Births80 years ago

1941George Will, American journalist and author

Births79 years ago

1942Nickolas Ashford, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2011)

Births78 years ago

1943Georgi Asparuhov, Bulgarian footballer (d. 1971)

Births77 years ago

1943 – Mihail Chemiakin, Russian painter and sculptor

Births77 years ago

1943 – Prasanta Pattanaik, Indian economist and academic

Births77 years ago

1944Steve Liebmann, Australian radio and television host

Births76 years ago

1944 – Russi Taylor, American voice actress (d. 2019)

Births76 years ago

1945Jan Mulder, Dutch footballer and journalist

Births75 years ago

1946John Barnard, English car designer

Births74 years ago

1946 – Gary Bauer, American political activist

Births74 years ago

1946 – John Watson, British race car driver

Births74 years ago

1947John Bosley, Canadian businessman and politician, 31st Canadian Speaker of the House of Commons

Births73 years ago

1947 – Ronald Sørensen, Dutch historian and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 – Trivimi Velliste, Estonian politician, 17th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births73 years ago

1948Alison Britton, English sculptor and educator

Births72 years ago

1948 – Hurley Haywood, American race car driver

Births72 years ago

1948 – King George Tupou V of Tonga, (d. 2012)

Births72 years ago

1949Graham Swift, English novelist and short story writer

Births71 years ago

1950Darryl Hunt, English bass player

Births70 years ago

1951Colin Bass, English bass player, songwriter, and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 – Colleen Hanabusa, American lawyer and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 – Jackie Jackson, American singer-songwriter and dancer

Births69 years ago

1952Belinda Green, Australian beauty queen and 1972 Miss World

Births68 years ago

1953Pia Zadora, American actress and singer

Births67 years ago

1954Ryan Cayabyab, Filipino pianist, composer, and conductor

Births66 years ago

1956Michael L. Gernhardt, American astronaut and engineer

Births64 years ago

1956 – David Guterson, American novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist

Births64 years ago

1956 – Ken Oberkfell, American baseball player and coach

Births64 years ago

1957Jaak Huimerind, Estonian architect

Births63 years ago

1957 – Kathy Kreiner, Canadian skier

Births63 years ago

1957 – Peter Sleep, Australian cricketer

Births63 years ago

1957 – Marijke Vos, Dutch educator and politician

Births63 years ago

1958Delbert Fowler, American football player

Births62 years ago

1958 – Keith Haring, American painter (d. 1990)

Births62 years ago

1958 – Jane Kennedy, English politician

Births62 years ago
Births62 years ago

1959Valdemaras Chomičius, Lithuanian basketball player and coach

Births61 years ago

1959 – Randy Travis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births61 years ago

1959 – Bob Tway, American golfer

Births61 years ago

1960Werner Faymann, Austrian politician, 28th Chancellor of Austria

Births60 years ago

1961Jay Aston, English singer-songwriter and dancer

Births59 years ago

1964Silvia Costa, Cuban high jumper

Births56 years ago

1966Jane McGrath, English-Australian activist, co-founded the McGrath Foundation (d. 2008)

Births54 years ago

1967Kate Garraway, English journalist

Births53 years ago

1967 – Ana Gasteyer, American actress and singer

Births53 years ago

1969Micah Aivazoff, Canadian ice hockey player

Births51 years ago

1969 – Franz Resch, Austrian footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1970Gregg Alexander, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 – Will Arnett, Canadian actor and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 – Giovanni Mirabassi, Italian jazz musician

Births50 years ago

1970 – Dawn Staley, American basketball player

Births50 years ago

1970 – Paul Wiseman, New Zealand cricketer and coach

Births50 years ago

1971Joe Borowski, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 – Miles Stewart, Australian triathlete

Births49 years ago

1972Manny Aybar, Dominican baseball player

Births48 years ago

1972 – Mike Dirnt, American bass player and songwriter

Births48 years ago

1973Matthew Barnaby, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1973 – Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentinian footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 – John Madden, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births47 years ago

1974Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 – Tony McCoy, Northern Irish jockey and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1976Ben Grieve, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 – Jason Michaels, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 – Indrek Visnapuu, Estonian basketball player and coach

Births44 years ago

1977John Tripp, Canadian-German ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1978Erin Andrews, American sportscaster and journalist

Births42 years ago

1978 – Igor Biscan, Croatian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 – Brett Burton, Australian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 – Vladimíra Uhlířová, Czech tennis player

Births42 years ago

1979Lance Bass, American singer, dancer, and producer

Births41 years ago

1979 – Kristin Harmel, American journalist and author

Births41 years ago

1979 – Marie Poissonnier, French pole vaulter

Births41 years ago

1979 – Lesley Vainikolo, Tongan rugby player

Births41 years ago

1980Andrew Raycroft, Canadian ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1981Eric Djemba-Djemba, Cameroon footballer

Births39 years ago

1981Dallon Weekes, American singer-songwriter and musician

Births39 years ago

1982Kleopas Giannou, Greek footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 – Markus Rogan, Austrian swimmer

Births38 years ago

1982 – Giorgos Tsiaras, Greek basketball player

Births38 years ago

1983Dan Christian, Australian cricketer

Births37 years ago

1983 – Derek Roy, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 – Robert Zwinkels, Dutch footballer

Births37 years ago

1984Manjural Islam Rana, Bangladeshi cricketer (d. 2007)

Births36 years ago

1984 – Brad Maddox, American wrestler and referee

Births36 years ago

1984 – Sarah Meier, Swiss figure skater

Births36 years ago

1984 – Montell Owens, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 – Kevin Slowey, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1985Ravi Bopara, English cricketer

Births35 years ago

1985 – Anthony Fedorov, Ukrainian-born American singer and actor

Births35 years ago

1985 – Fernandinho, Brazilian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985Jamie Adenuga, English MC and rapper

Births35 years ago

1986Devan Dubnyk, Canadian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 – George Hill, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1987Cesc Fàbregas, Spanish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 – Jorge Lorenzo, Spanish motorcycle racer

Births33 years ago

1988Radja Nainggolan, Belgian footballer

Births32 years ago

1989Dániel Gyurta, Hungarian swimmer

Births31 years ago

1989 – Henna Lindholm, Finnish figure skater

Births31 years ago

1989 – Rory McIlroy, Northern Irish golfer

Births31 years ago

1989 – Aris Tatarounis, Greek basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 – James van Riemsdyk, American ice hockey player

Births31 years ago

1990Irina Falconi, American tennis player

Births30 years ago

1990 – Ryan Morgan, Australian rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1990 – Duvashen Padayachee, Australian race car driver

Births30 years ago

1990 – Andrea Torres, Filipino actress and model

Births30 years ago

1991Brianne Jenner, Canadian women's ice hockey player

Births29 years ago

1992Victor Oladipo, American basketball player

Births28 years ago

1993Jānis Bērziņš, Latvian basketball player

Births27 years ago

1994Abi Masatora, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births26 years ago

1994 – Joseph Tapine, New Zealand rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1996Pelayo Roza, Spanish sprint canoeist

Births24 years ago

Deaths

408Venerius, archbishop of Milan

Deaths

784Arbeo, bishop of Freising

Deaths

1003Herman II, duke of Swabia

Deaths1017 years ago

1038Gotthard of Hildesheim, German bishop (b. 960)

Deaths982 years ago

1406Coluccio Salutati, chancellor of Florence (b. 1331)

Deaths614 years ago

1436Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Swedish rebel leader

Deaths584 years ago
Deaths549 years ago
Deaths549 years ago
Deaths537 years ago

1506Husayn Mirza Bayqara, Timurid ruler of Herat (b. 1438)

Deaths514 years ago

1519Lorenzo de' Medici, duke of Urbino (b. 1492)

Deaths501 years ago

1535John Houghton, Carthusian monk and saint

Deaths485 years ago

1562Lelio Sozzini, Italian Protestant theologian (b. 1525)

Deaths458 years ago

1566Luca Ghini, Italian physician and botanist (b. 1490)

Deaths454 years ago

1571Pierre Viret, Swiss theologian and reformer (b. 1511)

Deaths449 years ago

1604Claudio Merulo, Italian organist and composer (b. 1533)

Deaths416 years ago

1605Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian naturalist (b. 1522)

Deaths415 years ago

1615Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish priest and mathematician (b. 1561)

Deaths405 years ago

1626Arthur Lake, English bishop and scholar (b. 1569)

Deaths394 years ago

1677Isaac Barrow, English mathematician and theologian (b. 1630)

Deaths343 years ago

1684John Nevison, English criminal (b. 1639)

Deaths336 years ago

1729Louis Antoine de Noailles, French cardinal (b. 1651)

Deaths291 years ago

1734James Thornhill, English painter and politician (b. 1675)

Deaths286 years ago

1737Eustace Budgell, English journalist and politician (b. 1686)

Deaths283 years ago

1774Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, Prussian nobleman (b. 1714)

Deaths246 years ago

1776Jacques Saly, French painter and sculptor (b. 1717)

Deaths244 years ago

1790Matthew Tilghman, American politician (b. 1718)

Deaths230 years ago

1799Tipu, ruler of Mysore (b. 1750)

Deaths221 years ago

1811Nikolay Kamensky, Russian general (b. 1776)

Deaths209 years ago

1816Samuel Dexter, American lawyer and politician, 4th United States Secretary of War, 3rd United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1761)

Deaths204 years ago

1824Joseph Joubert, French author (b. 1754)

Deaths196 years ago

1839Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (b. 1784)

Deaths181 years ago

1858Aimé Bonpland, French botanist and explorer (b. 1773)

Deaths162 years ago

1859Joseph Diaz Gergonne, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1771)

Deaths161 years ago

1880Edward Clark, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Texas (b. 1815)

Deaths140 years ago

1901John Jones Ross, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Premier of Quebec (b. 1831)

Deaths119 years ago

1903Gotse Delchev, Macedonian Bulgarian revolutionary IMRO (b. 1872)

Deaths117 years ago

1912Nettie Stevens, American geneticist credited with discovering sex chromosomes (b. 1861)

Deaths108 years ago

1916Ned Daly, Irish rebel commander (Easter Rising) (b. 1891)

Deaths104 years ago

1916 – John Murray, Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Victoria (b. 1851)

Deaths104 years ago

1916 – Joseph Plunkett, Irish rebel and writer (b. 1887)

Deaths104 years ago

1916 – Willie Pearse, Irish rebel (b. 1891)

Deaths104 years ago

1919Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak general and politician (b. 1880)

Deaths101 years ago

1922Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian politician (b. 1888)

Deaths98 years ago

1923Ralph McKittrick, American golfer and tennis player (b. 1877)

Deaths97 years ago

1924E. Nesbit, English author and poet (b. 1858)

Deaths96 years ago

1938Kanō Jigorō, Japanese founder of judo (b. 1860)

Deaths82 years ago

1938 – Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)

Deaths82 years ago

1941Chris McKivat, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1880)

Deaths79 years ago

1945Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (b. 1880)

Deaths75 years ago

1953Alexandre Pharamond, French rugby player (b. 1876)

Deaths67 years ago

1955George Enescu, Romanian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1881)

Deaths65 years ago

1964Karl Robert Pusta, Estonian politician, 4th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1883)

Deaths56 years ago

1969Osbert Sitwell, English-Italian author and poet (b. 1892)

Deaths51 years ago

1972Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)

Deaths48 years ago

1973Jane Bowles, American author and playwright (b. 1917)

Deaths47 years ago

1975Moe Howard, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1897)

Deaths45 years ago

1976Frank Strahan, Australian public servant (b. 1886)

Deaths44 years ago

1980Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav field marshal and politician, 1st President of Yugoslavia (b. 1892)

Deaths40 years ago

1981C. Loganathan, Sri Lankan banker (b. 1913)

Deaths39 years ago

1983Nino Sanzogno, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1911)

Deaths37 years ago

1984Diana Dors, English actress (b. 1931)

Deaths36 years ago

1985Fikri Sönmez, Turkish tailor and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 – Clarence Wiseman, English-Canadian 10th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1907)

Deaths35 years ago

1987Paul Butterfield, American singer and harmonica player (b. 1942)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 – Cathryn Damon, American actress (b. 1930)

Deaths33 years ago

1988Lillian Estelle Fisher, American historian of Spanish America (b. 1891)

Deaths32 years ago

1990Emily Remler, American guitarist (b. 1957)

Deaths30 years ago

1991Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Egyptian singer-songwriter and mandolin player (b. 1902)

Deaths29 years ago

1992Gregor Mackenzie, Scottish politician (b. 1927)

Deaths28 years ago

1993France Štiglic, Slovenian film director and screenwriter (b. 1919)

Deaths27 years ago

1995Connie Wisniewski, American baseball player (b. 1922)

Deaths25 years ago

2000Hendrik Casimir, Dutch physicist and academic (b. 1909)

Deaths20 years ago

2001Bonnie Lee Bakley, American model, wife of Robert Blake (b. 1956)

Deaths19 years ago

2004David Reimer, Canadian victim of a botched circumcision and transgender reassignment surgery (b. 1965)

Deaths16 years ago

2005David Hackworth, American colonel and journalist (b. 1930)

Deaths15 years ago

2008Fred Baur, American chemist and founder of Pringles (b. 1918)

Deaths12 years ago

2009Dom DeLuise, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1933)

Deaths11 years ago

2011Sammy McCrory, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1924)

Deaths9 years ago

2012Mort Lindsey, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Bob Stewart, American television producer, founded Stewart Tele Enterprises (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Adam Yauch, American rapper and director (b. 1964)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Rashidi Yekini, Nigerian footballer (b. 1963)

Deaths8 years ago

2013Otis R. Bowen, American physician and politician, 44th Governor of Indiana (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Christian de Duve, English-Belgian cytologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Javier Diez Canseco, Peruvian sociologist and politician (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Mario Machado, Chinese-American journalist and actor (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Morgan Morgan-Giles, English admiral and politician (b. 1914)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – César Portillo de la Luz, Cuban guitarist and composer (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

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

Deaths6 years ago

2014 – Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-Scottish tennis player (b. 1983)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 – Edgar Cortright, American scientist and engineer (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 – Helga Königsdorf, German physicist and author (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 – Ross Lonsberry, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 – Jean-Paul Ngoupandé, Central African politician, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1948)

Deaths6 years ago

2015William Bast, American screenwriter and author (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 – Ellen Albertini Dow, American actress (b. 1913)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 – Marv Hubbard, American football player (b. 1946)

Deaths5 years ago

2016Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, Burundian politician (b. 1946)

Deaths4 years ago

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