Holidays and observances

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

Events

946 - Emperor Suzaku abdicates the throne in favor of his brother Murakami who becomes the 62nd emperor of Japan.

Events

1204 - Having been elected on May 9, Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire.

Events816 years ago

1527 - The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic.

Events493 years ago

1532 - Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England.

Events488 years ago

1568 - Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England.

Events452 years ago

1584 - Santiago de Vera becomes sixth Governor-General of the Spanish colony of the Philippines.

Events436 years ago

1739 - The Battle of Vasai concludes as the Marathas defeat the Portuguese army.

Events281 years ago

1770 - The 14-year-old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste, who later becomes king of France.

Events250 years ago

1771 - The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called The "Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.

Events249 years ago

1811 - Peninsular War: The allies Spain, Portugal and United Kingdom, defeat the French at the Battle of Albuera.

Events209 years ago

1812 - Imperial Russia signs the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the Russo-Turkish War. The Ottoman Empire cedes Bessarabia to Russia.

Events208 years ago

1822 - Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.

Events198 years ago

1834 - The Battle of Asseiceira is fought, the last and decisive engagement of the Liberal Wars in Portugal.

Events186 years ago

1842 - The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail from Elm Grove, Missouri, with 100 pioneers.

Events178 years ago

1866 - The United States Congress establishes the nickel.

Events154 years ago

1868 - The United States Senate fails to convict President Andrew Johnson by one vote.

Events152 years ago

1874 - A flood on the Mill River in Massachusetts destroys much of four villages and kills 139 people.

Events146 years ago

1877 - The 16 May 1877 crisis occurs in France, ending with the dissolution of the National Assembly 22 June and affirming the interpretation of the Constitution of 1875 as a parliamentary rather than presidential system. The elections held in October 1877 led to the defeat of the royalists as a formal political movement in France.

Events143 years ago

1888 - Nikola Tesla delivers a lecture describing the equipment which will allow efficient generation and use of alternating currents to transmit electric power over long distances.

Events132 years ago

1891 - The International Electrotechnical Exhibition opens in Frankfurt, Germany, and will feature the world's first long distance transmission of high-power, three-phase electric current (the most common form today).

Events129 years ago

1918 - The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government during wartime an imprisonable offense. It will be repealed less than two years later.

Events102 years ago

1919 - A naval Curtiss NC-4 aircraft commanded by Albert Cushing Read leaves Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight.

Events101 years ago
Events100 years ago

1929 - In Hollywood, the first Academy Awards ceremony takes place.

Events91 years ago
Events77 years ago

1951 - The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (now John F Kennedy International Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.

Events69 years ago

1959 - The Triton Fountain in Valletta, Malta is turned on for the first time.

Events61 years ago
Events60 years ago
Events59 years ago

1966 - The Communist Party of China issues the "May 16 Notice", marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.

Events54 years ago

1969 - Venera program: Venera 5, a Soviet space probe, lands on Venus.

Events51 years ago
Events46 years ago

1988 - A report by the Surgeon General of the United States C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.

Events32 years ago

1991 - Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom addresses a joint session of the United States Congress. She is the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress.

Events29 years ago

1997 - Mobutu Sese Seko, the President of Zaire, flees the country.

Events23 years ago

2003 - In Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.

Events17 years ago

2005 - Kuwait permits women's suffrage in a 35–23 National Assembly vote.

Events15 years ago

2011 - STS-134 (ISS assembly flight ULF6), launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the 25th and final flight for Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Events9 years ago

2014 - Twelve people are killed in two explosions in the Gikomba market area of Nairobi, Kenya.

Events6 years ago

Births

1418 - John II of Cyprus, King of Cyprus and Armenia and also titular King of Jerusalem from 1432 to 1458 (probable; d. 1458)

Births602 years ago

1455 - Wolfgang I of Oettingen, German count (d. 1522)

Births565 years ago

1542 - Anna Sibylle of Hanau-Lichtenberg, German noblewoman (d. 1580)

Births478 years ago

1606 - John Bulwer, British doctor (d. 1656)

Births414 years ago

1611 - Pope Innocent XI (d. 1689)

Births409 years ago

1641 - Dudley North, English economist and politician (d. 1691)

Births379 years ago
Births310 years ago

1718 - Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1799)

Births302 years ago

1763 - Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist and chemist (d. 1829)

Births257 years ago

1788 - Friedrich Rückert, German poet and translator (d. 1866)

Births232 years ago

1801 - William H. Seward, American lawyer and politician, 24th United States Secretary of State (d. 1872)

Births219 years ago

1804 - Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, American educator who founded the first U.S. kindergarten (d. 1894)

Births216 years ago

1819 - Johann Voldemar Jannsen, Estonian journalist and poet (d. 1890)

Births201 years ago

1821 - Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician and statistician (d. 1894)

Births199 years ago

1824 - Levi P. Morton, American banker and politician, 22nd United States Vice President (d. 1920)

Births196 years ago

1824 - Edmund Kirby Smith, American general (d. 1893)

Births196 years ago

1827 - Pierre Cuypers, Dutch architect, designed the Amsterdam Centraal railway station and Rijksmuseum (d. 1921)

Births193 years ago

1831 - David Edward Hughes, Welsh-American physicist, co-invented the microphone (d. 1900)

Births189 years ago

1862 - Margaret Fountaine lepidopterist and diarist (d.1940)

Births158 years ago

1876 - Fred Conrad Koch, American biochemist and endocrinologist (d. 1948)

Births144 years ago

1879 - Pierre Gilliard, Swiss author and academic (d. 1962)

Births141 years ago

1882 - Simeon Price, American golfer (d. 1945)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Celâl Bayar, Turkish politician, 3rd President of Turkey (d. 1986)

Births137 years ago

1888 - Royal Rife, American microbiologist and instrument maker (d. 1971)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Edith Grace White, American ichthyologist (d. 1975)

Births130 years ago

1894 - Walter Yust, American journalist and writer (d. 1960)

Births126 years ago

1897 - Zvi Sliternik, Israeli entomologist and academic (d. 1994)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-American painter (d. 1980)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Desanka Maksimović, Serbian poet and academic (d. 1993)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese director and screenwriter (d. 1956)

Births122 years ago

1903 - Charles F. Brannock, American inventor and manufacturer (d. 1992)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Henry Fonda, American actor (d. 1982)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Ernie McCormick, Australian cricketer (d. 1991)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Alfred Pellan, Canadian painter and educator (d. 1988)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuelan lawyer, journalist, and author (d. 2001)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Margret Rey, German author and illustrator (d. 1996)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Bob Tisdall, Irish hurdler (d. 2004)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Margaret Sullavan, American actress and singer (d. 1960)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Luigi Villoresi, Italian race car driver (d. 1997)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Olga Bergholz, Russian poet and author (d. 1975)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Higashifushimi Kunihide, Japanese monk and educator (d. 2014)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter and educator (d. 1972)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Studs Terkel, American historian and author (d. 2008)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Gordon Chalk, Australian politician, 30th Premier of Queensland (d. 1991)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Woody Herman, American singer, saxophonist, and clarinet player (d. 1987)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Edward T. Hall, American anthropologist and author (d. 2009)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Mario Monicelli, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Ephraim Katzir, Israeli biophysicist and politician, 4th President of Israel (d. 2009)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Ben Kuroki, American sergeant and pilot (d. 2015)

Births103 years ago

1917 - James C. Murray, American lawyer and politician (d. 1999)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Juan Rulfo, Mexican author and photographer (d. 1986)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Wilf Mannion, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Liberace, American pianist and entertainer (d. 1987)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Ramon Margalef, Spanish ecologist and biologist (d. 2004)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Martine Carol, French actress (d. 1967)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Harry Carey, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Victoria Fromkin, American linguist and academic (d. 2000)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Merton Miller, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Peter Underwood, English parapsychologist and author (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Dawda Jawara, 1st President of the Gambia (d. 2019)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Nancy Roman, American astronomer (d. 2018)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Ola Vincent, Nigerian banker and economist (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1928 - Billy Martin, American baseball player and coach (d. 1989)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Betty Carter, American singer-songwriter (d. 1998)

Births91 years ago

1929 - John Conyers, American lawyer and politician

Births91 years ago

1929 - Claude Morin, Canadian academic and politician

Births91 years ago

1929 - Adrienne Rich, American poet, essayist, and feminist (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 2000)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Vujadin Boškov, Serbian footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Hana Brady, Jewish-Czech Holocaust victim (d.1944)

Births89 years ago

1931 - K. Natwar Singh, Indian scholar and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs

Births89 years ago

1931 - Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., American soldier and politician, 85th Governor of Connecticut

Births89 years ago

1934 - Kenneth O. Morgan, Welsh historian and author

Births86 years ago

1934 - Antony Walker, English general

Births86 years ago

1935 - Floyd Smith, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births85 years ago

1936 - Karl Lehmann, German cardinal (d. 2018)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Yvonne Craig, American ballet dancer and actress (d. 2015)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Stuart Bell, English lawyer and politician (d. 2012)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Ivan Sutherland, American computer scientist and academic

Births82 years ago

1938 - Marco Aurelio Denegri, Peruvian television host and sexologist (d. 2018)

Births82 years ago

1941 - Denis Hart, Australian archbishop

Births79 years ago

1942 - David Penry-Davey, English lawyer and judge

Births78 years ago

1943 - Kay Andrews, Baroness Andrews, English politician

Births77 years ago

1943 - Dan Coats, American politician and diplomat, 29th United States Ambassador to Germany

Births77 years ago

1944 - Billy Cobham, Panamanian-American drummer, composer, and bandleader

Births76 years ago

1944 - Antal Nagy, Hungarian footballer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Danny Trejo, American actor

Births76 years ago

1946 - John Law, English sociologist and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Robert Fripp, English guitarist, songwriter and producer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Cheryl Clarke, American writer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Darrell Sweet, Scottish drummer (d. 1999)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Roch Thériault, Canadian religious leader (d. 2011)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Jesper Christensen, Danish actor, director, and producer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Judy Finnigan, English talk show host and author

Births72 years ago

1948 - Enrico Fumia, Italian automobile and product designer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Emma Georgina Rothschild, English historian and academic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Staf Van Roosbroeck, Belgian cyclist

Births72 years ago

1949 - Rick Reuschel, American baseball player

Births71 years ago

1950 - Georg Bednorz, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births70 years ago

1950 - Ray Condo, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2004)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Bruce Coville, American author

Births70 years ago

1951 - Christian Lacroix, French fashion designer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Jonathan Richman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Janet Soskice, Canadian philosopher and theologian

Births69 years ago

1952 - James Herndon, American psychologist and academic

Births68 years ago

1953 - Pierce Brosnan, Irish-American actor and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Peter Onorati, American actor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Richard Page, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births67 years ago

1953 - Kitanoumi Toshimitsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 55th Yokozuna (d. 2015)

Births67 years ago

1953 - David Maclean, Scottish politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Stephen Woolman, Lord Woolman, Scottish judge and academic

Births67 years ago

1954 - Dafydd Williams, Canadian physician and astronaut

Births66 years ago

1955 - Olga Korbut, Soviet gymnast

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jack Morris, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births65 years ago

1955 - Hazel O'Connor, English-born Irish singer-songwriter and actress

Births65 years ago

1955 - Páidí Ó Sé, Irish footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Debra Winger, American actress

Births65 years ago

1957 - Joan Benoit, American runner

Births63 years ago

1957 - Benjamin Mancroft, 3rd Baron Mancroft, English politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Yuri Shevchuk, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births63 years ago

1957 - Anthony St John, 22nd Baron St John of Bletso, English lawyer and businessman

Births63 years ago

1957 - Bob Suter, American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)

Births63 years ago

1959 - Mitch Webster, American baseball player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Mare Winningham, American actress and singer-songwriter

Births61 years ago
Births60 years ago

1960 - S. Shanmuganathan, Sri Lankan commander and politician (d. 1998)

Births60 years ago

1961 - Kevin McDonald, Canadian actor and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Charles Wright, American wrestler

Births59 years ago

1962 - Jimmy Hood, Scottish engineer and politician (d. 2017)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Helga Radtke, German long jumper

Births58 years ago

1963 - Rachel Griffith, Anglo-American economist

Births57 years ago

1963 - David Wilkinson, English theologian and academic

Births57 years ago

1964 - John Salley, American basketball player and actor

Births56 years ago

1964 - Boyd Tinsley, American singer-songwriter and violinist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Milton Jones, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1965 - Krist Novoselic, American bass player, songwriter, author, and activist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Tanel Tammet, Estonian computer scientist, engineer, and academic

Births55 years ago

1966 - Janet Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Scott Reeves, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births54 years ago

1966 - Thurman Thomas, American football player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Doug Brocail, American baseball player and coach

Births53 years ago
Births53 years ago

1968 - Ralph Tresvant, American singer and producer

Births52 years ago

1969 - David Boreanaz, American actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Tucker Carlson, American journalist, co-founded The Daily Caller

Births51 years ago

1969 - Steve Lewis, American sprinter

Births51 years ago

1970 - Gabriela Sabatini, Argentinian tennis player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Danielle Spencer, Australian singer-songwriter and actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Phil Clarke, English rugby league player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Rachel Goswell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births49 years ago

1972 - Christian Califano, French rugby player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Matthew Hart, New Zealand cricketer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Tori Spelling, American actress, reality television personality, and author

Births47 years ago

1974 - Laura Pausini, Italian singer-songwriter and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Sonny Sandoval, American singer-songwriter and rapper

Births46 years ago

1975 - Tony Kakko, Finnish musician, composer, and vocalist

Births45 years ago

1976 - Dirk Nannes, Australian-Dutch cricketer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Melanie Lynskey, New Zealand actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Emilíana Torrini, Icelandic singer-songwriter

Births43 years ago

1978 - Scott Nicholls, English motorcycle racer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Lionel Scaloni, Argentinian footballer

Births42 years ago

1980 - Nuria Llagostera Vives, Spanish tennis player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Ricardo Costa, Portuguese footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Łukasz Kubot, Polish tennis player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Daniel Kerr, Australian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Kyle Wellwood, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Darío Cvitanich, Argentinian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Tomáš Fleischmann, Czech ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jensen Lewis, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Rick Rypien, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2011)

Births36 years ago

1985 - Anja Mittag, German footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Rodrigo Peters Marques, Brazilian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Corey Perry, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Megan Fox, American actress

Births34 years ago

1986 - Andy Keogh, Irish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Shamcey Supsup, Filipino model and architect

Births34 years ago

1987 - Tom Onslow-Cole, English race car driver

Births33 years ago

1988 - Jesús Castillo, Mexican footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Martynas Gecevičius, Lithuanian basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jaak Põldma, Estonian tennis player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Behati Prinsloo, Namibian model

Births31 years ago

1990 - Amanda Carreras, Gibraltarian tennis player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Thomas Brodie-Sangster, English actor

Births30 years ago

1990 - Darko Šarović, Serbian sprinter

Births30 years ago

1990 - Omar Strong, American basketball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgarian tennis player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Joey Graceffa, American internet celebrity

Births29 years ago

1991 - Ashley Wagner, American figure skater

Births29 years ago

1992 - Jeff Skinner, Canadian ice hockey player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Kirstin Maldonado, American singer and songwriter

Births28 years ago

1993 - Johannes Thingnes Bø, Norwegian biathlete

Births27 years ago

1993 - Karol Mets, Estonian footballer

Births27 years ago

1995 - Elizabeth Ralston, Australian footballer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Louisa Chirico, American tennis player

Births24 years ago

Deaths

290 - Emperor Wu of Jin, Chinese emperor (b. 236)

Deaths

895 - Qian Kuan, Chinese nobleman

Deaths

934 - Meng Hanqiong, eunuch official of Later Tang

Deaths

995 - Fujiwara no Michitaka, Japanese nobleman (b. 953)

Deaths

1182 - John Komnenos Vatatzes, Byzantine general (b. 1132)

Deaths838 years ago

1265 - Simon Stock, English-French saint (b. 1165)

Deaths755 years ago

1375 - Liu Bowen, Chinese military strategist, officer, statesman and poet (b. 1311)

Deaths645 years ago

1412 - Gian Maria Visconti, Duke of Milan (b. 1388)

Deaths608 years ago

1561 - Jan Tarnowski, Polish noble and statesman (b. 1488)

Deaths459 years ago

1620 - William Adams, English sailor and navigator (b. 1564)

Deaths400 years ago

1657 - Andrew Bobola, Polish missionary and martyr (b. 1591)

Deaths363 years ago
Deaths353 years ago

1669 - Pietro da Cortona, Italian painter and architect, designed the Santi Luca e Martina (b. 1596)

Deaths351 years ago

1691 - Jacob Leisler, German-American politician, 8th Colonial Governor of New York (b. 1640)

Deaths329 years ago

1696 - Mariana of Austria, Queen consort of Spain (b. 1634)

Deaths324 years ago

1703 - Charles Perrault, French author and academic (b. 1628)

Deaths317 years ago
Deaths230 years ago

1818 - Matthew Lewis, English author and playwright (b. 1775)

Deaths202 years ago

1830 - Joseph Fourier, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1768)

Deaths190 years ago

1862 - Edward Gibbon Wakefield, English politician (b. 1796)

Deaths158 years ago

1882 - Reuben Chapman, American lawyer and politician, 13th Governor of Alabama (b. 1799)

Deaths138 years ago

1890 - Mihkel Veske, Estonian poet, linguist and theologist (b. 1843)

Deaths130 years ago

1891 - Ion C. Brătianu, Romanian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1821)

Deaths129 years ago

1910 - Henri-Edmond Cross, French Neo-Impressionist painter (b. 1856)

Deaths110 years ago

1913 - Louis Perrier, Swiss architect and politician (b. 1849)

Deaths107 years ago

1920 - Levi P. Morton, American politician, 22nd United States Vice President (b. 1824)

Deaths100 years ago

1926 - Mehmed VI, Ottoman sultan (b. 1861)

Deaths94 years ago

1936 - Leonidas Paraskevopoulos, Greek general and politician (b. 1860)

Deaths84 years ago

1938 - Joseph Strauss, American engineer, co designed The Golden Gate Bridge (b. 1870)

Deaths82 years ago

1943 - Alfred Hoche, German psychiatrist and academic (b. 1865)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - George Ade, American journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1866)

Deaths76 years ago

1946 - Bruno Tesch, German chemist and businessman (b. 1890)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - Frederick Gowland Hopkins, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)

Deaths73 years ago

1947 - Zhang Lingfu, Chinese general (b. 1903)

Deaths73 years ago

1953 - Django Reinhardt, Belgian guitarist and composer (b. 1910)

Deaths67 years ago

1954 - Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor and manager (b. 1893)

Deaths66 years ago

1955 - James Agee, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic(b. 1909)

Deaths65 years ago

1955 - Manny Ayulo, American race car driver (b. 1921)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - H. B. Reese, American candy-maker and businessman, created Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (b. 1876)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Eliot Ness, American federal agent (b. 1903)

Deaths63 years ago

1961 - George A. Malcolm, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1881)

Deaths59 years ago

1973 - Jacques Lipchitz, Lithuanian-American sculptor (b. 1891)

Deaths47 years ago

1977 - Modibo Keïta, Malian politician, 1st President of Mali (b. 1915)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - A. Philip Randolph, American union leader and activist (b. 1889)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Ernie Freeman, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1922)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Willy Hartner, German physician and academic (b. 1905)

Deaths39 years ago

1984 - Andy Kaufman, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter (b. 1949)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Irwin Shaw, American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1913)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Margaret Hamilton, American actress (b. 1902)

Deaths35 years ago

1989 - Leila Kasra, Iranian poet and songwriter (b. 1939)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Sammy Davis Jr., American singer, dancer, and actor (b. 1925)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Jim Henson, American puppeteer, director, producer, and screenwriter, created The Muppets (b. 1936)

Deaths30 years ago

1993 - Marv Johnson, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1938)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Alain Cuny, French actor (b. 1908)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Jeremy Michael Boorda, American admiral (b. 1939)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Elbridge Durbrow, American diplomat (b. 1903)

Deaths23 years ago

2002 - Alec Campbell, Australian soldier (b. 1899)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Mark McCormack, American lawyer and sports agent, founded IMG (b. 1930)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Andrew Goodpaster, American general (b. 1915)

Deaths15 years ago

2008 - Robert Mondavi, American winemaker, co-founded the Opus One Winery (b. 1913)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Ronnie James Dio, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1942)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Hank Jones, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1918)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Ralph Barker, English author (b. 1917)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Bob Davis, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1928)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Edward Hardwicke, English actor (b. 1932)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Kiyoshi Kodama, Japanese actor (b. 1934)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Patricia Aakhus, American author and academic (b. 1952)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - James Abdnor, American soldier and politician, 30th Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Chuck Brown, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ernie Chan, Filipino-American illustrator (b. 1940)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Kevin Hickey, American baseball player (b. 1956)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Angelo Errichetti, American politician (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bryan Illerbrun, Canadian football player (b. 1957)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Frankie Librán, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Dick Trickle, American race car driver (b. 1941)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bernard Waber, American author and illustrator (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Chris Duckworth, Zimbabwean-South African cricketer (b. 1933)

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2014 - Vito Favero, Italian cyclist (b. 1932)

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2014 - Bud Hollowell, American baseball player and manager (b. 1943)

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2014 - Clyde Snow, American anthropologist and author (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Prashant Bhargava, American director and producer (b. 1973)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Moshe Levinger, Israeli rabbi and author (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Flora MacNeil, Scottish Gaelic singer (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2019 - Bob Hawke, Australian politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1929)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - I. M. Pei, Chinese-American architect (b.1917)

Deaths1 years ago

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Abda and Abdjesus, and companions: Abdas of Susa

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