Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Earliest possible day on which Pentecost can fall, while June 13 is the latest; celebrated seven weeks after Easter Day. (Christianity)

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


28 BC - A sunspot is observed by Han dynasty astronomers during the reign of Emperor Cheng of Han, one of the earliest dated sunspot observations in China.


AD 70 - Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, opens a full-scale assault on Jerusalem and attacks the city's Third Wall to the northwest.


1291 - Scottish nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England pending the selection of a king.

Events729 years ago

1497 - Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves Cádiz for his first voyage to the New World.

Events523 years ago

1503 - Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands and names them Las Tortugas after the numerous turtles there.

Events517 years ago
Events486 years ago

1655 - England, with troops under the command of Admiral William Penn and General Robert Venables, annexes Jamaica from Spain.

Events365 years ago

1688 - King Narai nominates Phetracha as regent, leading to the revolution of 1688 in which Phetracha becomes king of the Ayutthaya Kingdom.

Events332 years ago

1768 - John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.

Events252 years ago

1773 - The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by reducing taxes on its tea and granting it the right to sell tea directly to North America. The legislation leads to the Boston Tea Party.

Events247 years ago

1774 - Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette become King and Queen of France.

Events246 years ago

1775 - American Revolutionary War: A small Colonial militia led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold captures Fort Ticonderoga.

Events245 years ago

1775 - American Revolutionary War: Representatives from the Thirteen Colonies begin the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

Events245 years ago

1796 - War of the First Coalition: Napoleon I of France wins a victory against Austrian forces at Lodi bridge over the Adda River in Italy. The Austrians lose some 2,000 men.

Events224 years ago

1801 - First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America.

Events219 years ago

1824 - The National Gallery in London opens to the public.

Events196 years ago

1833 - The desecration of the grave of the viceroy of southern Vietnam Lê Văn Duyệt by Emperor Minh Mạng provokes his adopted son to start a revolt.

Events187 years ago

1837 - Panic of 1837: New York City banks suspend the payment of specie, triggering a national banking crisis and an economic depression whose severity was not surpassed until the Great Depression.

Events183 years ago

1849 - Astor Place Riot: A riot breaks out at the Astor Opera House in Manhattan, New York City over a dispute between actors Edwin Forrest and William Charles Macready, killing at least 25 and injuring over 120.

Events171 years ago

1857 - Indian Rebellion of 1857: In India, the first war of Independence begins. Sepoys mutiny against their commanding officers at Meerut.

Events163 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Colonel Emory Upton leads a 10-regiment "Attack-in-depth" assault against the Confederate works at The Battle of Spotsylvania, which, though ultimately unsuccessful, would provide the idea for the massive assault against the Bloody Angle on May 12. Upton is slightly wounded but is immediately promoted to brigadier general.

Events156 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is captured by U.S. troops near Irwinville, Georgia.

Events155 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: In Kentucky, Union soldiers ambush and mortally wound Confederate raider William Quantrill, who lingers until his death on June 6.

Events155 years ago

1869 - The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah with the golden spike.

Events151 years ago

1872 - Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States.

Events148 years ago

1876 - The Centennial Exposition is opened in Philadelphia by U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant and Brazilian Emperor Dom Pedro II.

Events144 years ago

1877 - The lower chamber of the Romanian Parliament sanctions the Declaration of Independence from the Ottoman Empire, proclaimed the previous day in the Senate by Mihail Kogălniceanu.

Events143 years ago

1881 - Carol I is crowned the King of the Romanian Kingdom.

Events139 years ago

1904 - The Horch & Cir. Motorwagenwerke AG is founded. It would eventually become the Audi company.

Events116 years ago

1908 - Mother's Day is observed for the first time in the United States, in Grafton, West Virginia.

Events112 years ago

1916 - Sailing in the lifeboat James Caird, Ernest Shackleton arrives at South Georgia after a journey of 800 nautical miles from Elephant Island.

Events104 years ago

1922 - The United States annexes the Kingman Reef.

Events98 years ago

1924 - J. Edgar Hoover is appointed first Director of the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and remains so until his death in 1972.

Events96 years ago
Events87 years ago

1940 - World War II: German fighters accidentally bomb the German city of Freiburg.

Events80 years ago

1940 - World War II: German raids on British shipping convoys and military airfields begin.

Events80 years ago

1940 - World War II: Germany invades Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Events80 years ago

1940 - World War II: Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain.

Events80 years ago

1940 - World War II: Invasion of Iceland by the United Kingdom.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: The House of Commons in London is damaged by the Luftwaffe in an air raid.

Events79 years ago

1941 - World War II: Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland to try to negotiate a peace deal between the United Kingdom and Nazi Germany.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.

Events78 years ago

1946 - First successful launch of an American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground.

Events74 years ago

1948 - The Republic of China implements "temporary provisions" granting President Chiang Kai-shek extended powers to deal with the Communist uprising; they will remain in effect until 1991.

Events72 years ago

1954 - Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts.

Events66 years ago

1960 - The nuclear submarine USS Triton completes Operation Sandblast, the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth.

Events60 years ago

1962 - Marvel Comics publishes the first issue of The Incredible Hulk.

Events58 years ago

1967 - The Northrop M2-F2 crashes on landing, becoming the inspiration for the novel Cyborg and TV series The Six Million Dollar Man.

Events53 years ago

1969 - Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Ap Bia begins with an assault on Hill 937. It will ultimately become known as Hamburger Hill.

Events51 years ago

1970 - Bobby Orr scores "The Goal" to win the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals, for the Boston Bruins' fourth NHL championship in their history.

Events50 years ago

1972 - In the Vietnam War, the US had two fighter ace crews. The USAF's Ritchie and DeBellevue scored their first kill while the USN's Cunningham and Driscoll scored their third, fourth and fifth kills.

Events48 years ago

1975 - Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder in Japan.

Events45 years ago

1981 - François Mitterrand wins the presidential election and becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French Fifth Republic.

Events39 years ago

1993 - In Thailand, a fire at the Kader Toy Factory kills 156 workers.

Events27 years ago

1994 - Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.

Events26 years ago

1997 - The 7.3 Mw Qayen earthquake strikes Iran's Khorasan Province, killing 1,567, injuring over 2,300, leaving 50,000 homeless, and damaging or destroying over 15,000 homes.

Events23 years ago

2002 - FBI agent Robert Hanssen is sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for selling United States secrets to Russia for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.

Events18 years ago

2005 - A hand grenade thrown by Vladimir Arutyunian lands about 65 feet (20 meters) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he is giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.

Events15 years ago

2012 - The Damascus bombings are carried out using a pair of car bombs detonated by suicide bombers outside of a military intelligence complex in Damascus, Syria, killing 55 people and injuring 400 others.

Events8 years ago

2013 - One World Trade Center becomes the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Events7 years ago


214 - Claudius Gothicus, Roman emperor (d. 270)


874 - Meng Zhixiang, Chinese general and emperor (d. 934)


955 - Al-Aziz Billah, Fatimid caliph (d. 996)


1002 - Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, Iraqi historian and scholar (d. 1071)

Births1018 years ago

1265 - Fushimi, Japanese emperor (d. 1317)

Births755 years ago

1401 - Thomas Tuddenham, English landowner (d. 1462)

Births619 years ago
Births529 years ago
Births499 years ago

1604 - Jean Mairet, French author and playwright (d. 1686)

Births416 years ago

1626 - Jan Jacobszoon Hinlopen, Dutch art collector and merchant (d. 1666)

Births394 years ago

1697 - Jean-Marie Leclair, French violinist and composer (d. 1764)

Births323 years ago

1714 - Sophie Charlotte Ackermann, German actress (d. 1792)

Births306 years ago
Births293 years ago

1755 - Robert Gray, American captain and explorer (d. 1806)

Births265 years ago

1760 - Johann Peter Hebel, German author and poet (d. 1826)

Births260 years ago

1760 - Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French captain, engineer, and composer (d. 1836)

Births260 years ago

1770 - Louis-Nicolas Davout, French general and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1823)

Births250 years ago

1775 - Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle, French general (d. 1809)

Births245 years ago

1788 - Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist and engineer, champion of the wave theory of light, pioneer of "stepped" lenses in lighthouses (d. 1827)

Births232 years ago

1788 - Catherine Pavlovna, Russian grand duchess and queen (d. 1819)

Births232 years ago

1810 - E. Cobham Brewer, English lexicographer and author (d. 1897)

Births210 years ago

1812 - William Henry Barlow, English engineer (d. 1902)

Births208 years ago

1813 - Montgomery Blair, American lieutenant and politician, 20th United States Postmaster General (d. 1883)

Births207 years ago

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

Births182 years ago

1840 - Hadzhi Dimitar, Bulgarian warlord (d. 1868)

Births180 years ago

1841 - James Gordon Bennett, Jr., American publisher and broadcaster, co-founded Commercial Cable Company (d. 1918)

Births179 years ago

1843 - Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish author and playwright (d. 1920)

Births177 years ago

1847 - Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician and academic (d. 1923)

Births173 years ago

1855 - Yukteswar Giri, Indian guru and educator (d. 1936)

Births165 years ago

1863 - Kaarle Krohn, Finnish historian and academic (d. 1933)

Births157 years ago

1866 - Léon Bakst, Russian painter and costume designer (d. 1924)

Births154 years ago

1872 - Marcel Mauss, French sociologist and anthropologist (d. 1950)

Births148 years ago

1874 - Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, historian, and orientalist (d. 1941)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Ivan Cankar, Slovenian poet and playwright (d. 1918)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Konstantinos Parthenis, Greek painter (d. 1967)

Births142 years ago

1878 - Gustav Stresemann, German journalist and politician, Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1929)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Symon Petliura, Ukrainian journalist and politician (d. 1926)

Births141 years ago

1885 - Mae Murray, American actress (d. 1965)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Karl Barth, Swiss theologian and author (d. 1968)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Felix Manalo, Filipino religious leader, founded Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Max Steiner, Austrian-American composer and conductor (d. 1971)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Alfred Jodl, German general (d. 1946)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Mahmoud Mokhtar, Egyptian sculptor and academic (d. 1934)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Tonita Peña, San Ildefonso Pueblo (Native American) artist (d. 1949)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Dimitri Tiomkin, Ukrainian-American composer and conductor (d. 1979)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Alberts Ozoliņš, Latvian weightlifter (d. 1985)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Einar Gerhardsen, Norwegian politician, 15th Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1987)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Ariel Durant, American historian and author (d. 1981)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Fred Astaire, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1987)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, English-American astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1979)

Births120 years ago

1901 - John Desmond Bernal, Irish-English crystallographer and physicist (d. 1971)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Hildrus Poindexter, American bacteriologist (d. 1987)

Births119 years ago

1902 - H. C. Asterley, British author and diplomat (d. 1973)

Births118 years ago

1902 - David O. Selznick, American director and producer (d. 1965)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Otto Bradfisch, German economist, jurist, and SS officer (d. 1994)

Births117 years ago

1904 - David Brown, English businessman (d. 1993)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Markos Vamvakaris, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (d. 1972)

Births115 years ago

1908 - Carl Albert, American lawyer and politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 2000)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Maybelle Carter, American autoharp player (d. 1978)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Bel Kaufman, American author and educator (d. 2014)

Births109 years ago

1915 - Denis Thatcher, English soldier and businessman, Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2003)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Milton Babbitt, American composer and educator (d. 2011)

Births104 years ago

1918 - T. Berry Brazelton, American pediatrician and author (d. 2018)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Desmond MacNamara, Irish painter, sculptor, and author (d. 2008)

Births102 years ago

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

Births102 years ago

1919 - Ella T. Grasso, 83rd Governor of Connecticut (d. 1981)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Basil Kelly, Northern Irish barrister, judge and politician (d. 2008)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Bert Weedon, English guitarist (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1922 - David Azrieli, Polish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Nancy Walker, American actress, singer, and director (d. 1992)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Heydar Aliyev, Azerbaijan general and politician, 3rd President of Azerbaijan (d. 2003)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Otar Korkia, Georgian basketball player and coach (d. 2005)

Births97 years ago

1926 - Hugo Banzer, Bolivian general and politician, 62nd President of Bolivia (d. 2002)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author

Births93 years ago

1927 - Mike Souchak, American golfer (d. 2008)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Arnold Rüütel, Estonian agronomist and politician, 3rd President of Estonia

Births92 years ago

1928 - Lothar Schmid, German chess player (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Audun Boysen, Norwegian runner (d. 2000)

Births91 years ago

1929 - George Coe, American actor and producer (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Antonine Maillet, Canadian author and playwright

Births91 years ago

1930 - George E. Smith, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate

Births90 years ago

1930 - Pat Summerall, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Karthigesu Sivathamby, Sri Lankan author and academic (d. 2011)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Jean Becker, French actor, director, and screenwriter

Births87 years ago

1933 - Barbara Taylor Bradford, English-American author

Births87 years ago

1935 - Larry Williams, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1980)

Births85 years ago

1937 - Tamara Press, Ukrainian shot putter and discus thrower

Births83 years ago

1938 - Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis player

Births82 years ago

1940 - Arthur Alexander, American country-soul singer-songwriter (d. 1993)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Wayne Dyer, American author and educator (d. 2015)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Aydın Güven Gürkan, Turkish academician and politician (d. 2006)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Jim Calhoun, American basketball player and coach

Births78 years ago

1942 - Carl Douglas, Jamaican singer-songwriter

Births78 years ago

1944 - Jim Abrahams, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Marie-France Pisier, French actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2011)

Births76 years ago

1946 - Donovan, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

Births74 years ago

1946 - Graham Gouldman, English guitarist and songwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Dave Mason, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Diderik Wagenaar, Dutch composer and theorist

Births74 years ago

1947 - Caroline B. Cooney, American author

Births73 years ago

1948 - Meg Foster, American actress

Births72 years ago

1949 - Miuccia Prada, Italian fashion designer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Natalya Bondarchuk, Russian actress and director

Births70 years ago

1952 - Kikki Danielsson, Swedish singer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Sly Dunbar, Jamaican drummer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Vanderlei Luxemburgo, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births68 years ago

1955 - Mark David Chapman, American murderer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Vladislav Listyev, Russian journalist (d. 1995)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Sid Vicious, English singer and bass player (d. 1979)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Tauseef Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Gaétan Boucher, Canadian speed skater

Births62 years ago

1958 - Rick Santorum, American lawyer and politician, United States Senator from Pennsylvania

Births62 years ago

1959 - Victoria Rowell, American actress

Births61 years ago

1959 - Danny Schayes, American basketball player

Births61 years ago

1960 - Bono, Irish singer-songwriter, musician, humanitarian, venture capitalist, businessman, philanthropist and activist

Births60 years ago

1960 - Dean Heller, American lawyer and politician, United States Senator from Nevada, 15th Secretary of State of Nevada

Births60 years ago

1960 - Merlene Ottey, Jamaican-Slovenian runner

Births60 years ago

1963 - Lisa Nowak, American commander and astronaut

Births57 years ago

1963 - Debbie Wiseman, English composer and conductor

Births57 years ago

1965 - Linda Evangelista, Canadian model

Births55 years ago

1965 - Paul Langmack, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Rony Seikaly, Lebanese-American basketball player and radio host

Births55 years ago

1966 - Jonathan Edwards, English triple jumper

Births54 years ago

1967 - Eion Crossan, New Zealand rugby player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1968 - Al Murray, English comedian and television host

Births52 years ago

1968 - Tatyana Shikolenko, Russian javelin thrower

Births52 years ago

1969 - Dennis Bergkamp, Dutch footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - John Scalzi, American author and blogger

Births51 years ago

1970 - Gabriela Montero, Venezuelan-American pianist

Births50 years ago

1970 - David Weir, Scottish footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1971 - Monisha Kaltenborn, Indian-Swiss lawyer and businesswoman

Births49 years ago

1971 - Ådne Søndrål, Norwegian speed skater

Births49 years ago

1972 - Radosław Majdan, Polish footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Christian Wörns, German footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1973 - Joshua Eagle, Australian tennis player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Aviv Geffen, Israeli singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ollie le Roux, South African rugby player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Rüştü Reçber, Turkish footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Leigh Sales, Australian journalist and television host

Births47 years ago

1974 - Sylvain Wiltord, French footballer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Torbjørn Brundtland, Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian race car driver

Births45 years ago

1975 - Adam Deadmarsh, Canadian-American ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1977 - Henri Camara, Senegalese footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Sergei Nakariakov, Russian trumpet player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Chas Licciardello, Australian comedian, screenwriter and producer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Bruno Cheyrou, French footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Kenan Thompson, American actor

Births42 years ago

1981 - Samuel Dalembert, Haitian-Canadian basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Humberto Suazo, Chilean footballer

Births39 years ago

1983 - Gustav Fridolin, Swedish journalist and politician, Swedish Minister of Education

Births37 years ago

1984 - Edward Mujica, Venezuelan baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Pe'er Tasi, Israeli singer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Ryan Getzlaf, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jon Schofield, English canoe racer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Emilio Izaguirre, Honduran footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Wilson Chandler, American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kévin Constant, French-Guinean footballer

Births33 years ago

1990 - Salvador Pérez, Venezuelan baseball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Ivana Španović, Serbian long jumper

Births30 years ago

1993 - Pachara Chirathivat, Thai actor, singer and model

Births27 years ago

1995 - Missy Franklin, American swimmer

Births25 years ago

1995 - Gabriella Papadakis, French ice dancer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Tyus Jones, American basketball player

Births24 years ago

1996 - Kateřina Siniaková, Czech tennis player

Births24 years ago


689 - Prince Kusakabe of Japan (b. 662)


884 - Ahmad ibn Tulun, ruler of Egypt and Syria (b. 835)

Deaths730 years ago

1299 - Kyawswa of Pagan, deposed ruler of the Pagan Kingdom (born 1260)

Deaths721 years ago

1299 - Theingapati, heir to the Pagan Kingdom

Deaths721 years ago
Deaths617 years ago

1424 - Emperor Go-Kameyama of Japan (b. 1347)

Deaths596 years ago

1482 - Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1397)

Deaths538 years ago
Deaths527 years ago

1521 - Sebastian Brant, German author (b. 1457)

Deaths499 years ago

1566 - Leonhart Fuchs, German physician and botanist (b. 1501)

Deaths454 years ago

1569 - John of Ávila, Spanish mystic and saint (b. 1500)

Deaths451 years ago

1641 - Johan Banér, Swedish field marshal (b. 1596)

Deaths379 years ago
Deaths363 years ago

1667 - Marie Louise Gonzaga, Polish queen (b. 1611)

Deaths353 years ago

1691 - John Birch, English soldier and politician (b. 1615)

Deaths329 years ago

1717 - John Hathorne, American merchant and politician (b. 1641)

Deaths303 years ago

1726 - Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire (b. 1670)

Deaths294 years ago

1737 - Emperor Nakamikado of Japan (b. 1702)

Deaths283 years ago

1774 - Louis XV of France (b. 1710)

Deaths246 years ago

1787 - William Watson, English physician, physicist, and botanist (b. 1715)

Deaths233 years ago

1794 - Élisabeth of France, French princess and youngest sibling of Louis XVI (b.1764)

Deaths226 years ago

1798 - George Vancouver, English navigator and explorer (b. 1757)

Deaths222 years ago
Deaths213 years ago

1818 - Paul Revere, American engraver and soldier (b. 1735)

Deaths202 years ago

1829 - Thomas Young, English physician and linguist (b. 1773)

Deaths191 years ago

1849 - Hokusai, Japanese painter and illustrator (b. 1760)

Deaths171 years ago

1863 - Stonewall Jackson, American general (b. 1824)

Deaths157 years ago

1868 - Henry Bennett, American lawyer and politician (b. 1808)

Deaths152 years ago

1884 - Charles Adolphe Wurtz, Alsatian French chemist (b. 1817)

Deaths136 years ago

1889 - Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1826)

Deaths131 years ago

1891 - Carl Nägeli, Swiss botanist and mycologist (b. 1817)

Deaths129 years ago

1897 - Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino soldier and politician, President of the Philippines (b. 1863)

Deaths123 years ago

1904 - Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (b. 1861)

Deaths116 years ago

1910 - Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist and academic (b. 1826)

Deaths110 years ago

1945 - Richard Glücks, German SS officer (b. 1889)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Konrad Henlein, Czech soldier and politician (b. 1898)

Deaths75 years ago

1960 - Yury Olesha, Russian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1899)

Deaths60 years ago

1962 - Shunroku Hata, Japanese field marshal and politician, 48th Japanese Minister of War (b. 1879)

Deaths58 years ago

1964 - Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter, illustrator, and set designer (b. 1881)

Deaths56 years ago
Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Lorenzo Bandini, Italian race car driver (b. 1935)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Scotty Beckett, American actor and singer (b. 1929)

Deaths52 years ago

1974 - Hal Mohr, American director and cinematographer (b. 1894)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - Elias Aslaksen, Norwegian religious leader (b. 1888)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Joan Crawford, American actress (year of birth disputed)

Deaths43 years ago

1982 - Peter Weiss, German playwright and painter (b. 1916)

Deaths38 years ago

1988 - Shen Congwen, Chinese author and academic (b. 1902)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Dimitar Ilievski-Murato, Macedonian mountaineer (b. 1953)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Woody Shaw, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (b. 1944)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Walker Percy, American novelist and essayist (b. 1916)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - K. G. Ramanathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1920)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (b. 1942)

Deaths26 years ago

1999 - Shel Silverstein, American poet, author, and illustrator (b. 1930)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Eric Willis, Australian politician, 34th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1922)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Jules Deschênes, Canadian lawyer and judge (b. 1923)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Dick Sprang, American illustrator (b. 1915)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Sudhakarrao Naik, Indian politician, 16th Governor of Himachal Pradesh (b. 1934)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Kaifi Azmi, Indian poet and songwriter (b. 1919)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Yves Robert, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Milan Vukcevich, Serbian-American chemist and chess player (b. 1937)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - David Wayne, American singer-songwriter (b. 1958)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Soraya, Colombian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1969)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (b. 1917)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Leyla Gencer, Turkish soprano (b. 1928)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Frank Frazetta, American illustrator and painter (b. 1928)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Horst Faas, German photographer and journalist (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Carroll Shelby, American race car driver and designer (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Gunnar Sønsteby, Norwegian captain and author (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2014 - Carmen Argibay, Argentinian lawyer and judge (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Ninad Bedekar, Indian historian, author, and academic (b. 1949)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Chris Burden, American sculptor, illustrator, and academic (b. 1946)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Carlos García y García, Peruvian politician, Second Vice President (b. ?)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - David Goodall, Australian botanist and ecologist (b. 1914)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, Spanish politician and chemist (b. 1951)

Deaths1 years ago

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