Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Malcolm X Day (United States of America)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Hepatitis Testing Day (United States)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


639 - Ashina Jiesheshuai and his tribesmen assaulted Emperor Taizong at Jiucheng Palace.


715 - Pope Gregory II is elected.


1051 - Henry I of France marries the Russian princess, Anne of Kiev.

Events969 years ago
Events575 years ago

1499 - Catherine of Aragon is married by proxy to Arthur, Prince of Wales. Catherine is 13 and Arthur is 12.

Events521 years ago

1535 - French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships, 110 men, and Chief Donnacona's two sons (whom Cartier had kidnapped during his first voyage).

Events485 years ago

1536 - Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.

Events484 years ago

1542 - The Prome Kingdom falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in present-day Myanmar.

Events478 years ago

1568 - Queen Elizabeth I of England orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Events452 years ago

1643 - Thirty Years' War: French forces under the duc d'Enghien decisively defeat Spanish forces at the Battle of Rocroi, marking the symbolic end of Spain as a dominant land power.

Events377 years ago

1649 - An Act of Parliament declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.

Events371 years ago

1655 - The Invasion of Jamaica begins during the Anglo-Spanish War.

Events365 years ago
Events277 years ago

1749 - King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.

Events271 years ago
Events244 years ago

1780 - New England's Dark Day, an unusual darkening of the day sky, was observed over the New England states and parts of Canada.

Events240 years ago
Events218 years ago

1828 - U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.

Events192 years ago

1845 - Captain Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated Arctic expedition depart from Greenhithe, England.

Events175 years ago

1848 - Mexican–American War: Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo thus ending the war and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for US$15 million.

Events172 years ago

1911 - Parks Canada, the world's first national park service, is established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.

Events109 years ago

1917 - The Norwegian football club Rosenborg BK is founded.

Events103 years ago

1919 - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what is later termed the Turkish War of Independence.

Events101 years ago

1921 - The United States Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration.

Events99 years ago
Events98 years ago

1934 - Zveno and the Bulgarian Army engineer a coup d'état and install Kimon Georgiev as the new Prime Minister of Bulgaria.

Events86 years ago

1942 - World War II: In the aftermath of the Battle of the Coral Sea, Task Force 16 heads to Pearl Harbor.

Events78 years ago

1950 - A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city.

Events70 years ago

1950 - Egypt announces that the Suez Canal is closed to Israeli ships and commerce.

Events70 years ago

1959 - The North Vietnamese Army establishes Group 559, whose responsibility is to determine how to maintain supply lines to South Vietnam; the resulting route is the Ho Chi Minh trail.

Events61 years ago

1961 - Venera program: Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to fly by another planet by passing Venus (the probe had lost contact with Earth a month earlier and did not send back any data).

Events59 years ago

1961 - At Silchar Railway Station, Assam, 11 Bengalis die when police open fire on protesters demanding state recognition of Bengali language in the Bengali Language Movement.

Events59 years ago

1962 - A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's rendition of "Happy Birthday".

Events58 years ago

1963 - The New York Post Sunday Magazine publishes Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail.

Events57 years ago

1971 - Mars probe program: Mars 2 is launched by the Soviet Union.

Events49 years ago

1986 - The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

Events34 years ago

1991 - Croatians vote for independence in a referendum.

Events29 years ago

1997 - The Sierra Gorda biosphere, the most ecologically diverse region in Mexico, is established as a result of grassroots efforts.

Events23 years ago

2007 - President of Romania Traian Băsescu survives an impeachment referendum and returns to office from suspension.

Events13 years ago

2010 - The Royal Thai Armed Forces concludes its crackdown on protests by forcing the surrender of United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship leaders.

Events10 years ago

2012 - Three gas cylinder bombs explode in front of a vocational school in the Italian city of Brindisi, killing one person and injuring five others.

Events8 years ago

2012 - A car bomb explodes near a military complex in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, killing nine people.

Events8 years ago

2015 - The Refugio oil spill deposited 142,800 U.S. gallons (3,400 barrels) of crude oil onto an area in California considered one of the most biologically diverse coastlines of the west coast.

Events5 years ago

2016 - EgyptAir Flight 804 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea while traveling from Paris to Cairo, killing all on board.

Events4 years ago

2018 - The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is held at St George's Chapel, Windsor, with an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion.

Events2 years ago


1400 - John Stourton, 1st Baron Stourton, English soldier and politician (d. 1462)

Births620 years ago
Births558 years ago

1476 (or 1474) - Helena of Moscow, Grand Duchess consort of Lithuania and Queen consort of Poland (d. 1513)

Births544 years ago

1593 - Claude Vignon, French painter (d. 1670)

Births427 years ago

1616 - Johann Jakob Froberger, German organist and composer (d. 1667)

Births404 years ago

1639 - Charles Weston, 3rd Earl of Portland, English soldier and noble (d. 1665)

Births381 years ago

1700 - José de Escandón, 1st Count of Sierra Gorda, Spanish sergeant and politician (d. 1770)

Births320 years ago

1724 - Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, English admiral and politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (d. 1779)

Births296 years ago
Births276 years ago

1762 - Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher and academic (d. 1814)

Births258 years ago

1773 - Arthur Aikin, English chemist and mineralogist (d. 1854)

Births247 years ago

1795 - Johns Hopkins, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1873)

Births225 years ago

1827 - Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French academic and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1896)

Births193 years ago

1832 - James Watney, Jr., English politician, brewer and cricketer (d. 1886)

Births188 years ago

1857John Jacob Abel, American biochemist and pharmacologist (d. 1938)

Births163 years ago

1861 - Nellie Melba, Australian soprano and actress (d. 1931)

Births159 years ago

1871 - Walter Russell, American painter, sculptor, and author (d. 1963)

Births149 years ago

1874 - Gilbert Jessop, English cricketer and soldier (d. 1955)

Births146 years ago

1878 - Alfred Laliberté, Canadian sculptor and painter (d. 1953)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, American-English politician (d. 1964)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Albert Richardson, English architect and educator, designed the Manchester Opera House (d. 1964)

Births140 years ago

1881 - official birthday of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkish field marshal and statesman, 1st President of Turkey (d. 1938)

Births139 years ago

1884 - David Munson, American runner (d. 1953)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Francis Biddle, American lawyer and judge, 58th United States Attorney General (d. 1968)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Ion Jalea, Romanian soldier and sculptor (d. 1983)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Tản Đà, Vietnamese poet and author (d. 1939)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Henry B. Richardson, American archer (d. 1963)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Eveline Adelheid von Maydell, German-American illustrator (d. 1962)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese politician, 1st President of Vietnam (d. 1969)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Oswald Boelcke, German captain and pilot (d. 1916)

Births129 years ago

1893 - H. Bonciu, Romanian author, poet, and journalist (d. 1950)

Births127 years ago

1897 - Frank Luke, American lieutenant and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1918)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Julius Evola, Italian philosopher and painter (d. 1974)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Lothar Rădăceanu, Romanian journalist, linguist, and politician (d. 1955)

Births121 years ago

1902 - Lubka Kolessa, Ukrainian-Canadian pianist and educator (d. 1997)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Ruth Ella Moore, American scientist (d. 1994)

Births117 years ago

1906 - Bruce Bennett, American shot putter and actor (d. 2007)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Manik Bandopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1956)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Merriam Modell, American author (d. 1994)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Percy Williams, Canadian sprinter (d. 1982)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Nicholas Winton, English banker and humanitarian (d. 2015)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Alan Melville, South African cricketer (d. 1983)

Births110 years ago

1913 - Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Indian lawyer and politician, 6th President of India (d. 1996)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Max Perutz, Austrian-English biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)

Births106 years ago

1914 - John Vachon, American photographer and journalist (d. 1975)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Renée Asherson, English actress (d. 2014)

Births105 years ago

1918 - Abraham Pais, Dutch-American physicist, historian, and academic (d. 2000)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Georgie Auld, Canadian-American saxophonist, clarinet player, and bandleader (d. 1990)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Mitja Ribičič, Italian-Slovenian soldier and politician, 25th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Tina Strobos, Dutch psychiatrist known for rescuing Jews during World War II (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Leslie Broderick, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Harry W. Brown, American colonel and pilot (d. 1991)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Daniel Gélin, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2002)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Yuri Kochiyama, American activist (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Karel van het Reve, Dutch historian and author (d. 1999)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Arthur Gorrie, Australian hobby shop proprietor (d. 1992)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Sandy Wilson, English composer and songwriter (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Pol Pot, Cambodian general and politician, 29th Prime Minister of Cambodia (d. 1998)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Malcolm X, American minister and activist (d. 1965)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Edward Parkes, English engineer and academic

Births94 years ago

1926 - Peter Zadek, German director and screenwriter (d. 2009)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Serge Lang, French-American mathematician, author and academic (d. 2005)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Colin Chapman, English engineer and businessman, founded Lotus Cars (d. 1982)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Thomas Kennedy, English air marshal (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Gil McDougald, American baseball player and coach (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Dolph Schayes, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Helmut Braunlich, German-American violinist and composer (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Richard Larter, Australian painter (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1929 - John Stroger, American politician (d. 2008)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Eugene Genovese, American historian and author (d. 2012)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright and director (d. 1965)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Bob Anderson, English race car driver (d. 1967)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Trevor Peacock, English actor, screenwriter and songwriter

Births89 years ago

1932 - Alma Cogan, English singer (d. 1966)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Bill Fitch, American basketball player and coach

Births88 years ago

1932 - Elena Poniatowska, Mexican intellectual and journalist

Births88 years ago

1933 - Edward de Bono, Maltese physician, author, and academic

Births87 years ago

1934 - Ruskin Bond, Indian author and poet

Births86 years ago

1934 - Jim Lehrer, American journalist and author

Births86 years ago

1935 - David Hartman, American journalist and television personality

Births85 years ago

1937 - Pat Roach, English wrestler (d. 2004)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Moisés da Costa Amaral, East Timorese politician (d. 1989)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Herbie Flowers, English musician

Births82 years ago

1938 - Igor Ter-Ovanesyan, Ukrainian long jumper and coach

Births82 years ago

1939 - Livio Berruti, Italian sprinter

Births81 years ago

1939 - James Fox, English actor

Births81 years ago

1939 - Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong-American actress and makeup artist

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jānis Lūsis, Latvian javelin thrower and coach

Births81 years ago

1939 - Dick Scobee, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1986)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Jan Janssen, Dutch cyclist

Births80 years ago

1940 - Mickey Newbury, American country/pop singer-songwriter (d. 2002)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Nora Ephron, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Igor Judge, Baron Judge, Maltese-English lawyer and judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

Births79 years ago

1942 - Gary Kildall, American computer scientist, founded Digital Research Inc. (d. 1994)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Robert Kilroy-Silk, English television host and politician

Births78 years ago

1943 - Eddie May, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Shirrel Rhoades, American author, publisher, and academic

Births77 years ago

1944 - Peter Mayhew, English-American actor (d. 2019)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Pete Townshend, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Claude Lelièvre, Belgian activist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Michele Placido, Italian actor and director

Births74 years ago

1946 - André the Giant, French-American wrestler and actor (d. 1993)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Paul Brady, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Christopher Chope, English lawyer and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - David Helfgott, Australian pianist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Grace Jones, Jamaican-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births72 years ago

1949 - Dusty Hill, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births71 years ago

1949 - Philip Hunt, Baron Hunt of Kings Heath, English politician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Archie Manning, American football player

Births71 years ago

1950 - Tadeusz Ślusarski, Polish pole vaulter (d. 1998)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Joey Ramone, American singer-songwriter (d. 2001)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Dick Slater, American wrestler

Births69 years ago

1952 - Charlie Spedding, English runner

Births68 years ago

1952 - Bert van Marwijk, Dutch footballer, coach, and manager

Births68 years ago

1953 - Patrick Hodge, Lord Hodge, Scottish lawyer and judge

Births67 years ago

1953 - Shavarsh Karapetyan, Armenian finswimmer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Florin Marin, Romanian footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1953 - Victoria Wood, English actress, singer, director, and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Rick Cerone, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births66 years ago

1954 - Hōchū Ōtsuka, Japanese voice actor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Phil Rudd, Australian-New Zealand drummer

Births66 years ago

1955 - James Gosling, Canadian-American computer scientist, created Java

Births65 years ago

1956 - Oliver Letwin, English philosopher and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Births64 years ago

1956 - Martyn Ware, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Bill Laimbeer, American basketball player and coach

Births63 years ago

1957 - James Reyne, Nigerian-Australian singer-songwriter

Births63 years ago

1961 - Vadim Cojocaru, Moldovan politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Gregory Poirier, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Wayne Van Dorp, Canadian ice hockey player

Births59 years ago

1963 - Filippo Galli, Italian footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1964 - Peter Jackson, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster (d. 1997)

Births56 years ago

1964 - John Lee, South Korean-American football player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Miloslav Mečíř, Slovak tennis player

Births56 years ago

1965 - Maile Flanagan, American actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - Marc Bureau, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jodi Picoult, American author and educator

Births54 years ago

1966 - Polly Walker, English actress

Births54 years ago

1967 - Alexia, Italian singer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Massimo Taccon, Italian painter and sculptor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Geraldine Somerville, Irish-born English actress

Births53 years ago

1968 - Kyle Eastwood, American actor and bass player

Births52 years ago

1970 - Stuart Cable, Welsh drummer (d. 2010)

Births50 years ago

1970 - K. J. Choi, South Korean golfer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Regina Narva, Estonian chess player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Nia Zulkarnaen, Indonesian actress, singer and producer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Ross Katz, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Andres Salumets, Estonian biologist, biochemist, and educator

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jenny Berggren, Swedish singer-songwriter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Claudia Karvan, Australian actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Dario Franchitti, Scottish race car driver

Births47 years ago

1974 - Andrew Johns, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1974 - Emma Shapplin, French soprano

Births46 years ago

1974 - Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Indian actor

Births46 years ago

1975 - Pretinha, Brazilian footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - London Fletcher, American football player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Josh Paul, American baseball player and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jonas Renkse, Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Ed Cota, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kevin Garnett, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Manuel Almunia, Spanish footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Wouter Hamel, Dutch singer and guitarist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Brandon Inge, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Natalia Oreiro, Uruguayan singer-songwriter and actress

Births43 years ago

1978 - Marcus Bent, English footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Dave Bus, Dutch footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Diego Forlan, Uruguayan footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Tony Hackworth, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Luciano Figueroa, Argentinian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Yo Gotti, American rapper

Births39 years ago

1981 - Michael Leighton, Canadian ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Sina Schielke, German sprinter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Kevin Amankwaah, English footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Pål Steffen Andresen, Norwegian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Klaas Vantornout, Belgian cyclist

Births38 years ago

1983 - Michael Che, American comedian

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jessica Fox, English actress

Births37 years ago

1984 - Marcedes Lewis, American football player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Aleister Black, Dutch professional wrestler

Births35 years ago

1986 - Mario Chalmers, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Michael Angelakos, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births33 years ago

1987 - David Edgar, Canadian soccer player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Mariano Torres, Argentinian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jayne Wisener, Northern Irish actress

Births33 years ago

1991 - Jordan Pruitt, American singer-songwriter

Births29 years ago

1992 - Marshmello, American electronic music producer and DJ

Births28 years ago

1992 - Michele Camporese, Italian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Ola John, Dutch footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Felise Kaufusi, New Zealand-Tongan rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Evgeny Kuznetsov, Russian ice hockey player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Sam Smith, English singer-songwriter

Births28 years ago

1994 - Carlos Guzmán, Mexican footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Taane Milne, New Zealand rugby league player

Births25 years ago


804 - Alcuin, English monk and scholar (b. 735)


956 - Robert, archbishop of Trier


988 - Dunstan, English archbishop and saint (b. 909)

Deaths918 years ago
Deaths895 years ago
Deaths856 years ago
Deaths802 years ago

1296 - Pope Celestine V (b. 1215)

Deaths724 years ago

1303 - Saint Ivo of Kermartin, French canon lawyer (b. 1253)

Deaths717 years ago
Deaths701 years ago

1389 - Dmitry Donskoy, Grand Prince of Muscovy (b. 1350)

Deaths631 years ago

1396 - John I of Aragon (b. 1350)

Deaths624 years ago

1526 - Emperor Go-Kashiwabara of Japan (b. 1464)

Deaths494 years ago

1531 - Jan Łaski, Polish archbishop and diplomat (b. 1456)

Deaths489 years ago

1536 - Anne Boleyn, Queen of England (1533–1536); second wife of Henry VIII of England (b. c. 1501)

Deaths484 years ago

1601 - Costanzo Porta, Italian composer (b. 1528)

Deaths419 years ago

1610 - Thomas Sanchez, Spanish priest and theologian (b. 1550)

Deaths410 years ago

1623 - Mariam-uz-Zamani, Empress of the Mughal Empire (b. 1542)

Deaths397 years ago

1637 - Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (b. 1588)

Deaths383 years ago

1715 - Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, English poet and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1661)

Deaths305 years ago

1786 - John Stanley, English organist and composer (b. 1712)

Deaths234 years ago

1795 - Josiah Bartlett, American physician and politician, 4th Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1729)

Deaths225 years ago

1795 - James Boswell, Scottish biographer (b. 1740)

Deaths225 years ago

1798 - William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English lieutenant and politician (b. 1722)

Deaths222 years ago

1821 - Camille Jordan, French lawyer and politician (b. 1771)

Deaths199 years ago

1825 - Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon, French philosopher and theorist (b. 1760)

Deaths195 years ago

1831 - Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, Estonian-German physician, botanist, and entomologist (b. 1793)

Deaths189 years ago

1864 - Nathaniel Hawthorne, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1804)

Deaths156 years ago

1865 - Sengge Rinchen, Mongolian general (b. 1811)

Deaths155 years ago

1872 - John Baker, English-Australian politician, 2nd Premier of South Australia (b. 1813)

Deaths148 years ago

1876 - Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch historian and politician (b. 1801)

Deaths144 years ago

1885 - Peter W. Barlow, English engineer (b. 1809)

Deaths135 years ago

1895 - José Martí, Cuban journalist, poet, and philosopher (b. 1853)

Deaths125 years ago

1898 - William Ewart Gladstone, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1809)

Deaths122 years ago

1901 - Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, South African general and politician, 1st President of the South African Republic (b. 1819)

Deaths119 years ago

1903 - Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricketer (b. 1856)

Deaths117 years ago

1904 - Auguste Molinier, French librarian and historian (b. 1851)

Deaths116 years ago

1904 - Jamsetji Tata, Indian businessman, founded Tata Group (b. 1839)

Deaths116 years ago

1906 - Gabriel Dumont, Canadian Métis leader (b. 1837)

Deaths114 years ago

1907 - Benjamin Baker, English engineer, designed the Forth Bridge (b. 1840)

Deaths113 years ago

1912 - Bolesław Prus, Polish journalist and author (b. 1847)

Deaths108 years ago

1915 - John Simpson Kirkpatrick, English-Australian soldier (b. 1892)

Deaths105 years ago

1918 - Gervais Raoul Lufbery, French-American soldier and pilot (b. 1885)

Deaths102 years ago

1935 - T. E. Lawrence, British colonel and archaeologist (b. 1888)

Deaths85 years ago

1936 - Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall, Renowned British Islamic scholar, noted for his English translation of the Qur'an (b. 1875)

Deaths84 years ago

1939 - Ahmet Ağaoğlu, Azerbaijani-Turkish journalist and publicist (b. 1869)

Deaths81 years ago

1943 - Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter and illustrator (b. 1865)

Deaths77 years ago

1945 - Philipp Bouhler, German soldier and politician (b. 1889)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Booth Tarkington, American novelist and dramatist (b. 1869)

Deaths74 years ago

1950 - Daniel Ciugureanu, Romanian physician and politician, Prime Minister of Moldova (b. 1884)

Deaths70 years ago

1954 - Charles Ives, American composer and educator (b. 1874)

Deaths66 years ago

1958 - Jadunath Sarkar, Indian historian (d. 1870)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - Archie Scott Brown, Scottish race car driver (b. 1927)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - Ronald Colman, English actor (b. 1891)

Deaths62 years ago

1963 - Walter Russell, American painter, sculptor, and author (b. 1871)

Deaths57 years ago

1969 - Coleman Hawkins, American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1901)

Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Ogden Nash, American poet (b. 1902)

Deaths49 years ago

1978 - Albert Kivikas, Estonian-Swedish journalist and author (b. 1898)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Joseph Schull, Canadian playwright and historian (b. 1906)

Deaths40 years ago

1983 - Jean Rey, Belgian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the European Commission (b. 1902)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - John Betjeman, English poet and academic (b. 1906)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Jimmy Lyons, American saxophonist (b. 1931)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - James Tiptree, Jr., American psychologist and author (b. 1915)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Yiannis Papaioannou, Greek composer and educator (b. 1910)

Deaths31 years ago

1994 - Jacques Ellul, French sociologist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1912)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American journalist, 37th First Lady of the United States (b. 1929)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Luis Ocaña, Spanish cyclist (b. 1945)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - John Beradino, American baseball player and actor (b. 1917)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Sōsuke Uno, Japanese soldier and politician, 75th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1922)

Deaths22 years ago

2001 - Alexey Maresyev, Russian soldier and pilot (b. 1916)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Susannah McCorkle, American singer (b. 1946)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - John Gorton, Australian lieutenant and politician, 19th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1911)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Walter Lord, American historian and author (b. 1917)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Mary Dresselhuys, Dutch actress and screenwriter (b. 1907)

Deaths16 years ago

2007 - Bernard Blaut, Polish footballer and coach (b. 1940)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Dean Eyre, New Zealand politician (b. 1914)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Vijay Tendulkar, Indian playwright and screenwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Robert F. Furchgott, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Nicholas Maw, English composer and academic (b. 1935)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Clint Smith, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1913)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Garret FitzGerald, Irish lawyer and politician, 8th Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Jeffrey Catherine Jones, American artist (b.1944)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Bob Boozer, American basketball player (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tamara Brooks, American conductor and educator (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ian Burgess, English race car driver (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Gerhard Hetz, German-Mexican swimmer (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Phil Lamason, New Zealand soldier and pilot (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - G. Sarsfield Ford, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Robin Harrison, English-Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Neil Reynolds, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Simon Andrews, English motorcycle racer (b. 1982)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Terry W. Gee, American businessman and politician (b. 1940)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sam Greenlee, American author and poet (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Vincent Harding, American historian and scholar (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Gabriel Kolko, American historian and author (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Zbigniew Pietrzykowski, Polish boxer (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Bruce Lundvall, American businessman (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ted McWhinney, Australian-Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Happy Rockefeller, American philanthropist, socialite; 31st Second Lady of the United States (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Robert S. Wistrich, English historian, author, and academic (b. 1945)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Alan Young, English-born Canadian-American actor (b. 1919)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Morley Safer, American journalist (b. 1931)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Nawshirwan Mustafa, General coordinator of the Movement for Change (Gorran) (b. 1944)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Zhengzhang Shangfang, Chinese linguist (b. 1933)

Deaths2 years ago

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