Holidays and observances

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

Earliest date on which Trinity Sunday can fall, while June 20 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost. (Western Christianity)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Galician Literature Day or Día das Letras Galegas (Galicia)

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

Events

1395 - Battle of Rovine: The Wallachians defeat an invading Ottoman army.

Events625 years ago

1536 - George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford and four other men are executed for treason.

Events484 years ago

1536 - Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn's marriage is annulled.

Events484 years ago

1590 - Anne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland.

Events430 years ago
Events378 years ago
Events347 years ago
Events228 years ago

1805 - Muhammad Ali becomes Wāli of Egypt.

Events215 years ago

1809 - Emperor Napoleon I orders the annexation of the Papal States to the French Empire.

Events211 years ago

1814 - Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian.

Events206 years ago
Events206 years ago
Events161 years ago

1863 - Rosalía de Castro publishes Cantares Gallegos, the first book in the Galician language.

Events157 years ago

1865 - The International Telegraph Union (later the International Telecommunication Union) is established in Paris.

Events155 years ago

1869 - Imperial Japanese forces defeat the remnants of the Tokugawa shogunate in the Battle of Hakodate to end the Boshin War.

Events151 years ago

1875 - Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby.

Events145 years ago

1900 - Second Boer War: British troops relieve Mafeking.

Events120 years ago

1900 - The children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, is first published in the United States. The first copy is given to the author's sister.

Events120 years ago

1902 - Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.

Events118 years ago

1914 - The Protocol of Corfu is signed, recognising full autonomy to Northern Epirus under nominal Albanian sovereignty.

Events106 years ago

1915 - The last British Liberal Party government (led by H. H. Asquith) falls.

Events105 years ago
Events87 years ago

1939 - The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the United States' first televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City.

Events81 years ago

1940 - World War II: Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium.

Events80 years ago

1943 - World War II: Dambuster Raids commence by No. 617 Squadron RAF.

Events77 years ago

1954 - The United States Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.

Events66 years ago

1967 - Six-Day War: President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt demands dismantling of the peace-keeping UN Emergency Force in Egypt.

Events53 years ago

1969 - Venera program: Soviet Venera 6 begins its descent into the atmosphere of Venus, sending back atmospheric data before being crushed by pressure.

Events51 years ago

1973 - Watergate scandal: Televised hearings begin in the United States Senate.

Events47 years ago

1974 - The Troubles: Thirty-three civilians are killed and 300 injured when the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) detonates four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan, Republic of Ireland.

Events46 years ago

1974 - Police in Los Angeles raid the Symbionese Liberation Army's headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall.

Events46 years ago
Events43 years ago

1980 - General Chun Doo-hwan of South Korea seizes control of the government and declares martial law in order to suppress student demonstrations.

Events40 years ago

1980 - On the eve of presidential elections, Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path attacks a polling location in Chuschi (a town in Ayacucho), starting the Internal conflict in Peru.

Events40 years ago

1983 - The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world's largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer's Freedom of Information Act request.

Events37 years ago

1983 - Lebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.

Events37 years ago

1984 - Prince Charles calls a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend", sparking controversies on the proper role of the Royal Family and the course of modern architecture.

Events36 years ago

1987 - Iran–Iraq War: An Iraqi Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jet fires two missiles into the U.S. Navy warship USS Stark, killing 37 and injuring 21 of her crew.

Events33 years ago

1990 - The General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.

Events30 years ago

1992 - Three days of popular protests against the government of Prime Minister of Thailand Suchinda Kraprayoon begin in Bangkok, leading to a military crackdown that results in 52 officially confirmed deaths, hundreds of injuries, many disappearances, and more than 3,500 arrests.

Events28 years ago
Events26 years ago

1995 - Shawn Nelson steals an M60 tank from the California Army National Guard Armory in San Diego and proceeds to go on a rampage.

Events25 years ago

1997 - Troops of Laurent Kabila march into Kinshasa. Zaire is officially renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Events23 years ago

2000 - Arsenal and Galatasaray fans clash in the 2000 UEFA Cup Final riots in Copenhagen

Events20 years ago

2004 - The first legal same-sex marriages in the U.S. are performed in the state of Massachusetts.

Events16 years ago

2006 - The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef.

Events14 years ago

2007 - Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.

Events13 years ago

2014 - A plane crash in northern Laos kills 17 people.

Events6 years ago

Births

1155 - Jien, Japanese monk, poet, and historian (d. 1225)

Births865 years ago
Births577 years ago

1451 - Engelbert II of Nassau, Count of Nassau-Vianden and Lord of Breda (1475–1504) (d. 1504)

Births569 years ago

1490 - Albert, Duke of Prussia, last Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (d. 1568)

Births530 years ago
Births520 years ago

1551 - Martin Delrio, Belgian occultist and theologian (d. 1601)

Births469 years ago

1568 - Anna Vasa of Sweden, Swedish princess (d. 1625)

Births452 years ago

1610 - Stefano della Bella, Italian engraver and etcher (d. 1664)

Births410 years ago
Births392 years ago

1636 - Edward Colman, English Catholic courtier under Charles II (d. 1678)

Births384 years ago

1682 - Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate (d. 1722)

Births338 years ago

1698 - Gio Nicola Buhagiar, Maltese painter (d. 1752)

Births322 years ago

1706 - Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (d. 1780)

Births314 years ago
Births302 years ago

1732 - Francesco Pasquale Ricci, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1817)

Births288 years ago

1743 - Seth Warner, American colonel (d. 1784)

Births277 years ago

1749 - Edward Jenner, English physician and microbiologist (d. 1823)

Births271 years ago

1758 - Sir John St Aubyn, 5th Baronet, English politician (d. 1839)

Births262 years ago
Births252 years ago

1768 - Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1854)

Births252 years ago

1794 - Anna Brownell Jameson, Irish-English author (d. 1860)

Births226 years ago

1818 - Ezra Otis Kendall, American professor, astronomer and mathematician (d. 1899)

Births202 years ago

1821 - Sebastian Kneipp, German priest and therapist (d. 1897)

Births199 years ago

1835 - Thomas McIlwraith, Scottish-Australian politician, 8th Premier of Queensland (d. 1900)

Births185 years ago

1836 - Virginie Loveling, Belgian author and poet (d. 1923)

Births184 years ago

1836 - Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian-American chess player (d. 1900)

Births184 years ago

1845 - Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan priest and poet (d. 1902)

Births175 years ago

1860 - Martin Kukučín, Slovak author and playwright (d. 1928)

Births160 years ago

1860 - Charlotte Barnum, American mathematician and social activist (d. 1934)

Births160 years ago

1863 - Léon Gérin, Canadian lawyer, sociologist, and civil servant (d. 1951)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Louis Richardet, Swiss target shooter (d. 1923)

Births156 years ago

1864 - Ante Trumbić, Croatian lawyer and politician, 27th Mayor of Split (d. 1938)

Births156 years ago

1866 - Erik Satie, French pianist and composer (d. 1925)

Births154 years ago

1868 - Horace Elgin Dodge, American businessman, co-founded Dodge (d. 1920)

Births152 years ago

1868 - Panagis Tsaldaris, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1936)

Births152 years ago

1870 - Newton Moore, Australian politician, 8th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1936)

Births150 years ago

1873 - Henri Barbusse, French author and journalist (d. 1935)

Births147 years ago

1873 - Dorothy Richardson, English author and journalist (d. 1957)

Births147 years ago

1874 - George Sheldon, American diver (d. 1907)

Births146 years ago

1882 - Karl Burman, Estonian architect and painter (d. 1965)

Births138 years ago

1886 - Alfonso XIII of Spain, Spanish monarch (d. 1941)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Tich Freeman, English cricketer (d. 1965)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Dorothy Gibson, American actress and singer (d. 1946)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Alfonso Reyes, Mexican author (d. 1959)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Napoleon Zervas, Greek general and politician (d. 1957)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Frederick McKinley Jones, African-American inventor and entrepreneur (d. 1961)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Saul Adler, Belarusian-English captain and parasitologist (d. 1966)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Reinhold Saulmann, Estonian sprinter and bandy player (d. 1936)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)

Births123 years ago

1898 - A. J. Casson, Canadian painter (d. 1992)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Carmen de Icaza, Spanish writer (d. 1979)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Werner Egk, German pianist and composer (d. 1983)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Cool Papa Bell, American baseball player and manager (d. 1991)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Marie-Anne Desmarest, French author (d. 1973)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Zinka Milanov, Croatian-American soprano and educator (d. 1989)

Births114 years ago

1909 - Julius Sumner Miller, American physicist and academic (d. 1987)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish-American model (d. 1992)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish-American actress (d. 1998)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Archibald Cox, American lawyer and politician, 31st United States Solicitor General (d. 2004)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Ace Parker, American baseball and football player (d. 2013)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner, American inventor (d. 2006)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Hans Ruesch, Swiss race car driver and author (d. 2007)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Robert N. Thompson, American-Canadian chiropractor and politician (d. 1997)

Births106 years ago

1918 - Joan Benham, English actress (d. 1981)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Birgit Nilsson, Swedish operatic soprano (d. 2005)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2007)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Merle Miller, American author and screenwriter (d. 1986)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Gustav Naan, Russian-Estonian physicist and philosopher (d. 1994)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Harry Männil, Estonian-Venezuelan businessman, co-founded ACO Group (d. 2010)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Dennis Brain, English composer (d. 1957)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Bob Merrill, American composer and screenwriter (d. 1998)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Jean Rédélé, French race car driver, founded Alpine (d. 2007)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Michael Beetham, English commander and pilot (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Anthony Eyton, English painter and educator

Births97 years ago

1924 - Roy Bentley, English footballer (d. 2018)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Francis Tombs, Baron Tombs, English engineer and politician

Births96 years ago

1926 - David Ogilvy, 13th Earl of Airlie, English-Scottish soldier and politician

Births94 years ago

1926 - Dietmar Schönherr, Austrian-Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Franz Sondheimer, German-English chemist and academic (d. 1981)

Births94 years ago

1929 - Branko Zebec, Yugoslav football player and coach (d. 1988)

Births91 years ago

1931 - Marshall Applewhite, American cult leader, founded Heaven's Gate (d. 1997)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Dewey Redman, American saxophonist (d. 2006)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Rodric Braithwaite, English soldier and diplomat, British Ambassador to Russia

Births88 years ago

1932 - Peter Burge, Australian cricketer (d. 2001)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Yelena Gorchakova, Russian javelin thrower (d. 2002)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Friedrich-Wilhelm Kiel, German educator and politician

Births86 years ago

1934 - Earl Morrall, American football player and coach (d. 2014)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Ronald Wayne, American computer scientist, co-founded Apple Inc.

Births86 years ago

1935 - Dennis Potter, English voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1994)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (d. 2010)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Hazel R. O'Leary, American lawyer and politician, 7th United States Secretary of Energy

Births83 years ago

1938 - Jason Bernard, American actor (d. 1996)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Marcia Freedman, Israeli activist

Births82 years ago

1938 - Pervis Jackson, American R&B bass singer (The Spinners) (d. 2008)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Hugh Dykes, Baron Dykes, English politician

Births81 years ago

1939 - Gary Paulsen, American author

Births81 years ago

1940 - Alan Kay, American computer scientist and academic

Births80 years ago

1940 - Reynato Puno, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 22nd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines

Births80 years ago

1941 - David Cope, American composer and author

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ben Nelson, American lawyer and politician, 37th Governor of Nebraska

Births79 years ago

1942 - Taj Mahal, American blues singer-songwriter and musician

Births78 years ago

1943 - Sirajuddin of Perlis, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia

Births77 years ago

1943 - Johnny Warren, Australian footballer, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2004)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Jesse Winchester, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2014)

Births76 years ago

1945 - B.S. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Tony Roche, Australian tennis player and coach

Births75 years ago

1946 - Udo Lindenberg, German singer-songwriter and drummer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Stephen Platten, English bishop

Births73 years ago

1948 - Dick Gaughan, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1949 - Bill Bruford, English drummer, songwriter, and producer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Keith, American pop singer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Howard Ashman, American playwright and composer (d. 1991)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Keith Bradley, Baron Bradley, English accountant and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Janez Drnovšek, Slovenian economist and politician, 2nd President of Slovenia (d. 2008)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Alan Johnson, English politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Valeriya Novodvorskaya, Russian journalist and politician (d. 2014)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Simon Hughes, English lawyer and politician

Births69 years ago

1952 - Howard Hampton, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births68 years ago

1954 - Michael Roberts, South African-English jockey

Births66 years ago

1955 - Bill Paxton, American actor and director (d. 2017)

Births65 years ago

1955 - David Townsend, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Annise Parker, American politician

Births64 years ago

1956 - Bob Saget, American comedian, actor, and television host

Births64 years ago

1956 - Dave Sim, Canadian cartoonist and author

Births64 years ago

1957 - Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball player (d. 2012)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Paul Di'Anno, English rock singer-songwriter (Iron Maiden)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Marcelo Loffreda, Argentine rugby player and coach

Births61 years ago

1960 - Lou DiBella, American boxing promoter, actor, and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Simon Fuller, English talent manager and producer, created the Idols series

Births60 years ago

1961 - Enya, Irish singer-songwriter and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Jamil Azzaoui, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Justin King, English businessman

Births59 years ago

1962 - Lise Lyng Falkenberg, Danish journalist and author

Births58 years ago

1962 - Andrew Farrar, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Craig Ferguson, Scottish-American comedian, actor, and talk show host

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jane Moore, English journalist and author

Births58 years ago

1962 - Rosalind Picard, American computer scientist and engineer, co-founded Affectiva

Births58 years ago

1963 - Jon Koncak, American basketball player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Page McConnell, American keyboard player and songwriter

Births57 years ago

1964 - Stratos Apostolakis, Greek footballer and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Mauro Martini, Italian race car driver

Births56 years ago

1964 - Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (d. 1999)

Births56 years ago

1965 - Trent Reznor, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jeremy Vine, English journalist and author

Births55 years ago

1966 - Qusay Hussein, Iraqi soldier and politician (d. 2003)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Mark Kratzmann, Australian tennis player and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Danny Manning, American basketball player and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Gilles Quénéhervé, French sprinter

Births54 years ago

1967 - Nancy Benoit, American professional wrestling valet and model (d. 2007)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mohamed Nasheed, Maldivian lawyer and politician 4th President of the Maldives

Births53 years ago

1967 - Patrick Ortlieb, Austrian skier

Births53 years ago

1968 - Dave Abbruzzese, American rock drummer and songwriter (Pearl Jam)

Births52 years ago

1969 - Keith Hill, English footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1970 - Hubert Davis, American basketball player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jordan Knight, American singer-songwriter and actor (New Kids on the Block)

Births50 years ago

1970 - Matt Lindland, American mixed martial artist, wrestler, and politician

Births50 years ago

1970 - René Vilbre, Estonian director and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Mark Connors, Australian rugby player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Shaun Hart, Australian footballer, coach, and sportscaster

Births49 years ago
Births49 years ago

1971 - Gina Raimondo, Governor of Rhode Island

Births49 years ago

1973 - Josh Homme, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Andrea Corr, Irish singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress

Births46 years ago

1974 - Wiki González, Venezuelan baseball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Eddie Lewis, American soccer player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Marcelinho Paraíba, Brazilian footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Alex Wright, German wrestler

Births45 years ago

1976 - Kandi Burruss, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Shayne Dunley, Australian rugby league player

Births44 years ago

1976 - José Guillén, Dominican-American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Daniel Komen, Kenyan runner

Births44 years ago

1976 - Wang Leehom, American-Taiwanese singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director

Births44 years ago

1976 - Mayte Martínez, Spanish runner

Births44 years ago

1978 - John Foster, American baseball player and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Paddy Kenny, English footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Carlos Peña, Dominican-American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Magdalena Zděnovcová, Czech tennis player

Births42 years ago

1979 - David Jarolím, Czech footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Wayne Thomas, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Davor Džalto, Bosnian historian and philosopher

Births40 years ago

1980 - Fredrik Kessiakoff, Swedish cyclist

Births40 years ago

1981 - Beñat Albizuri, Spanish cyclist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Leon Osman, English footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Lim Jeong-hee, South Korean singer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Chris Skidmore, English historian and politician

Births39 years ago

1981 - Giannis Taralidis, Greek footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Matt Cassel, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Dan Hardy, English mixed martial artist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Reiko Nakamura, Japanese swimmer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Tony Parker, French-American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Chloe Smith, English politician

Births38 years ago

1983 - Channing Frye, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Chris Henry, American football player (d. 2009)

Births37 years ago

1983 - Nicky Hofs, Dutch footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Kevin Kingston, Australian rugby league player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jeremy Sowers, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Christian Bolaños, Costa Rican footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Christine Ohuruogu, English runner

Births36 years ago

1984 - Christine Robinson, Canadian water polo player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Teófilo Gutiérrez, Colombian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Derek Hough, American actor, singer, and dancer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Christine Nesbitt, Canadian speed skater

Births35 years ago

1985 - Todd Redmond, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Matt Ryan, American football player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Marius Činikas, Lithuanian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Timo Simonlatser, Estonian skier

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jodie Taylor, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Edvald Boasson Hagen, Norwegian cyclist

Births33 years ago

1987 - Aleandro Rosi, Italian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Nikki Reed, American actress, singer, and screenwriter

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jennison Myrie-Williams, English footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Mose Masoe, New Zealand rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Rain Raadik, Estonian basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Tessa Virtue, Canadian ice dancer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Fabian Giefer, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Charlie Gubb, New Zealand rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Katrina Hart, English runner

Births30 years ago

1990 - Guido Pella, Argentine tennis player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Johanna Konta, Australian-English tennis player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Adil Omar, Pakistani rapper and music producer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Abigail Raye, Canadian field hockey player

Births29 years ago

Deaths

528 - Yuan Yong, imperial prince of Northern Wei

Deaths1492 years ago

528 - Yuan Zhao, emperor of Northern Wei (b. 526)

Deaths1492 years ago

896 - Liu Jianfeng, Chinese warlord

Deaths

924 - Li Maozhen, Chinese warlord and king (b. 856)

Deaths

946 - Al-Qa'im bi-Amr Allah, Fatimid caliph (b. 893)

Deaths

1299 - Daumantas of Pskov, Lithuanian prince (b. c. 1240)

Deaths721 years ago

1336 - Go-Fushimi, emperor of Japan (b. 1288)

Deaths684 years ago
Deaths655 years ago

1395 - Konstantin Dejanović/Constantine Dragaš, Serbian ruler (b. 1355)

Deaths625 years ago

1464 - Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English politician (b. 1427)

Deaths556 years ago

1510 - Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter (b. 1445)

Deaths510 years ago
Deaths499 years ago

1536 - George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford, English courtier and diplomat, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1504)

Deaths484 years ago

1536 - William Brereton, English courtier (b. 1487)

Deaths484 years ago

1536 - Henry Norris, English courtier (b. 1482)

Deaths484 years ago

1546 - Philipp von Hutten, German explorer (b. 1511)

Deaths474 years ago

1551 - Shin Saimdang, South Korean poet and calligraphist (b. 1504)

Deaths469 years ago

1558 - Francisco de Sá de Miranda, Portuguese poet (b. 1485)

Deaths462 years ago

1575 - Matthew Parker, English archbishop and academic (b. 1504)

Deaths445 years ago

1606 - False Dmitriy I, pretender to the Russian throne (b. 1582)

Deaths414 years ago

1607 - Anna d'Este, French princess (b. 1531)

Deaths413 years ago

1626 - Joan Pau Pujol, Catalan organist and composer (b. 1570)

Deaths394 years ago

1643 - Giovanni Picchi, Italian organist and composer (b. 1571)

Deaths377 years ago
Deaths293 years ago

1729 - Samuel Clarke, English clergyman and philosopher (b. 1675)

Deaths291 years ago

1765 - Alexis Clairaut, French mathematician, astronomer, and geophysicist (b. 1713)

Deaths255 years ago

1797 - Michel-Jean Sedaine, French playwright and composer (b. 1719)

Deaths223 years ago

1801 - William Heberden, English physician and scholar (b. 1710)

Deaths219 years ago

1807 - John Gunby, American general (b. 1745)

Deaths213 years ago

1809 - Leopold Auenbrugger, Austrian physician (b. 1722)

Deaths211 years ago
Deaths198 years ago

1829 - John Jay, American politician and diplomat, 1st Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1745)

Deaths191 years ago

1838 - René Caillié, French explorer and author (b. 1799)

Deaths182 years ago

1838 - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, French bishop and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1754)

Deaths182 years ago

1839 - Archibald Alison, Scottish priest and author (b. 1757)

Deaths181 years ago

1868 - Kondō Isami, Japanese commander (b. 1834)

Deaths152 years ago

1875 - John C. Breckinridge, American lawyer and politician, 14th Vice President of the United States, Confederate States general (b. 1821)

Deaths145 years ago

1879 - Asa Packer, American businessman, founded Lehigh University (b. 1805)

Deaths141 years ago

1880 - Ziya Pasha, Greek author and translator (b. 1826)

Deaths140 years ago

1886 - John Deere, American blacksmith and businessman, founded the Deere & Company (b. 1804)

Deaths134 years ago

1888 - Giacomo Zanella, Italian priest and poet (b. 1820)

Deaths132 years ago

1911 - Frederick August Otto Schwarz, German-American businessman, founded FAO Schwarz (b. 1836)

Deaths109 years ago

1916 - Boris Borisovich Golitsyn, Russian physicist and seismologist (b. 1862)

Deaths104 years ago

1917 - Clara Ayres, American nurse (b. 1880)

Deaths103 years ago
Deaths103 years ago

1919 - Guido von List, Austrian-German journalist, author, and poet (b. 1848)

Deaths101 years ago

1921 - Karl Mantzius, Danish actor and director (b. 1860)

Deaths99 years ago

1922 - Dorothy Levitt, English racing driver and journalist (b. 1882)

Deaths98 years ago

1927 - Harold Geiger, American pilot and lieutenant (b. 1884)

Deaths93 years ago

1934 - Cass Gilbert, American architect (b. 1859)

Deaths86 years ago

1935 - Paul Dukas, French composer, critic, and educator (b. 1865)

Deaths85 years ago

1936 - Panagis Tsaldaris, Greek lawyer and politician, 124th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1868)

Deaths84 years ago

1938 - Jakob Ehrlich, Czech-Austrian academic and politician (b. 1877)

Deaths82 years ago

1943 - Johanna Elberskirchen, German author and activist (b. 1864)

Deaths77 years ago

1947 - George Forbes, New Zealand farmer and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1869)

Deaths73 years ago

1951 - William Birdwood, Anglo-Indian field marshal (b. 1865)

Deaths69 years ago

1960 - Jules Supervielle, Uruguayan-French poet and author (b. 1884)

Deaths60 years ago

1963 - John Wilce, American football player, coach, and physician (b. 1888)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Nandor Fodor, Hungarian-American psychologist and parapsychologist (b. 1895)

Deaths56 years ago

1974 - Ernest Nash, German-American photographer and scholar (b. 1898)

Deaths46 years ago

1977 - Charles E. Rosendahl, American admiral and pilot (b. 1892)

Deaths43 years ago

1980 - Gündüz Kılıç, Turkish football player and coach (b. 1918)

Deaths40 years ago

1985 - Abe Burrows, American director, composer, and author (b. 1910)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist, sociologist, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)

Deaths33 years ago

1992 - Lawrence Welk, American accordion player and bandleader (b. 1903)

Deaths28 years ago

1995 - Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1912)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Kevin Gilbert, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1966)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian trumpet player and producer (b. 1949)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Lembit Oll, Estonian chess Grandmaster (b. 1966)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Donald Coggan, English archbishop (b. 1909)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Jacques-Louis Lions, French mathematician (b. 1928)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Frank G. Slaughter, American physician and author (b. 1908)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - László Kubala, Hungarian-Spanish footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1927)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Aşık Mahzuni Şerif, Turkish poet and composer (b. 1940)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Jørgen Nash, Danish poet and painter (b. 1920)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Tony Randall, American actor (b. 1920)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Ezzedine Salim, Iraqi politician (b. 1943)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Frank Gorshin, American actor (b. 1934)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Cy Feuer, American director, producer, and composer (b. 1911)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Lloyd Alexander, American soldier and author (b. 1924)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - T. K. Doraiswamy, Indian poet and author (b. 1921)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist, author, and poet (b. 1920)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Jung Seung-hye, South Korean journalist and producer (b. 1965)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Yvonne Loriod, French pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1924)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Walasse Ting, Chinese-American painter and poet (b. 1929)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1936)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Gideon Ezra, Israeli geographer and politician, Israeli Minister in the Prime Minister's Office (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Patrick Mafisango, Congolese-Rwandan footballer (b. 1980)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Donna Summer, American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Philippe Gaumont, French cyclist (b. 1973)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Peter Schulz, German politician, Mayor of Hamburg (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ken Venturi, American golfer and sportscaster (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentine general and politician, 42nd President of Argentina (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Gerald Edelman, American biologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - C. P. Krishnan Nair, Indian businessman, founded The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Douangchay Phichit, Laotian politician (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Thongbanh Sengaphone, Laotian politician (b. 1953)

Deaths6 years ago

2017 - Todor Veselinović, Serbian football player and manager (b. 1930)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - Herman Wouk, American author (b. 1915)

Deaths1 years ago

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